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Armed Merchant Cruiser, mercantile conversion

Pendant Nos. M.54 (on coming into service), MI.58 (1.18). Built 1914, 17515grt, 20kts. Armament: 8-6 in. In service 15.9.14. Of over 60 commissioned AMC's employed on patrol and later convoy protection, 33 served with 10th CS on Northern Patrol. Sunk 1.3.18 by U.29 off Rathlin Island. (British Warships 1914-1919)

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Notes:

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

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

Editor’s notes:

Positions (Latitude and Longitude) are given for noon each day, correcting or estimating the position when appropriate. If exact times are not indicated in the log they have, when appropriate, been estimated from the position of the entries (which show times on the left hand side of the log page).

Information about sea state is based on the Sea Disturbance Scale where “rough to very rough” indicates waves 5 to 10 feet from peak to trough, “high” indicates waves of 11 to 15 feet, “very high” indicates wave height of 16 to 35 feet and “phenomenal” indicates waves of 36 feet and above.

A note is made of numbers on the sick list where this is 5 or more.

This and other information from the log is included in square brackets if it is not to be found under “Remarks” on the right hand side of the page. Additional information about geographical locations, terminology and about merchant and foreign naval ships encountered has been provided where identification is reasonably certain, by means of embedded links within the text.

Note also that when looking at the maps of the voyages of this ship there may be little apparent movement when Calgarian is on patrol, as she often arrives back at a similar position at noon. Information about the distance travelled each day has therefore been provided in the text below.

There is more information about the ship here, and here. She was to be torpedoed and sunk by U-19 on 1 March 1918, off Rathlin Island, while on convoy duty and transporting naval ratings. 49 lives were lost. There are more details about her loss here, here and here and a contemporary account is included here.

THE VOYAGES OF HMS CALGARIAN 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 CALGARIAN
Operations off West Africa

JP map Calgarian West Africa

LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1914


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for October 1914]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed by HG Kendall, Navigating Officer]

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[Page with details of distances run and coal expenditure, dated “28.5.14. Previous record”. Reasons for exceeding [ordinary speed or consumption] “As ordered by Rear Admiral Commanding”. Signed TW Kemp [Thomas Webster Kemp], Captain]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers:]


Barometer


Mercurial or Aneroid

Mercurial

Name of Maker and number

Kelvin White

Height of cistern above sea

62 feet

Error of Mercurial Barometer

0.04 too low

Thermometers for Air Temperature


Position in Ship

One [on] bridge

Whether in screen

no

Maker and No

Kelvin White

Thermometer for Sea Temperature


Make and No

Kelvin White



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1 October 1914

From Liverpool [patrolling]

Lat 38.58, Long -9.48

[Position 8.0am and 8.0pm: Off mouth of Tagus]

0.05am: Altered course S19E.

2.25am: Altered course to N16W, guns cleared away 45 seconds. Seaboats crew mustered.

5.1am: Altered course to S19E.

5.30am: Altered course to N75E. 5.35am: Altered course to NE.

6.40am: Stopped, guns cleared away. 6.45am: Boats crew piped away, boarded Dutch SS Frisia [listed here], mustered hands.

7.25am: Ordered SS to proceed. 7.27am: Proceeded and set course N75E.

7.45am: Altered course to N45E.

8.25am: Stop.

9.0am: Clean guns. 9.30am: Divisions. 9.40am: Ships company to rifle practice.

11.0am: General quarters. 11.5am: Out target, engines and helm as required.

0.10pm: Cease fire and secure. 0.20pm: Disperse sounded and proceeded to pick up target.

0.40pm: Picked up target and Stopped Engines.

2.0pm ‒ 4.0pm: Hands make and mend.

5.0pm: Exercised crew at fire stations.

5.15pm: Engines half speed. 5.25pm: Engines stopped.

7.0pm: Darkened ship. 7.30pm: Mustered seaboats crew. 7.45pm: Night guns crews mustered.

7.53pm: Set on half speed 14 knots, set course N27W.

8.38pm: Commenced firing Starboard guns.

9.10pm: Cease fire, guns loaded ready for the night. 9.15pm: Disperse sounded and proceeded to pick up target.

9.28pm: Target on board, piped sea boats crew. 9.30pm: Half speed ahead. 9.40pm: Set course N7E.

10.30pm: Cape Roca Light bearing N61E.

10.55pm: Cape Roca Light Bore N37E. Cape Guia Bore N60E.

[Course and Distance made good: Courses Various Patrolling, 132 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Espigel [Cabo Espichel] S54.5E, 15.5 miles, Cape Razo [Cabo Razo] N4E, 8.5 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 3184 tons, Oil 256 gallons]

[Weather mostly fine and quiet, noon temperature 67F, sea temperature 62F]

[Note: SS Frisia was built in 1908 or 1909 and owned at this time by Royal Holland Lloyd, Amsterdam; in 1922 she was sold to Hamburg America Line and renamed “Holsatia”; she was scrapped in 1928.]


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2 October 1914

From Liverpool [patrolling]

Lat 38.64, Long -9.57

[Position 8.0am and 8.0pm: Off mouth of Tagus]

1.20am: Cape Espigel bore N58E, altered course to N15W, mustered duty boats crews also seaboats crew, time 50 seconds.

4.12am: Cape Roca Light bore N61E, altered course S20E.

6.14am: Altered course to N16E.

6.15am: Called hands. 6.40am: Swung ship for deviation. 6.45am: Hands turned to. Altered course to N13E.

7.45am: Altered course to N40E.

8.3am: Stopped engines.

9.0am: Quarters clean guns. 9.7am: Slow ahead.

9.25am: Dismiss and all hands down and wash and clean clothes. 9.30am: Divisions.

10.6am: Out target. 10.25am: Commenced target practice.

11.30am: Finished target practice. Noon: Target picked up. 0.10pm: Engines and helm as required.

1.5pm: Stopped, Cape Roca Light House bore NE.

4.0pm: Crew exercised at General quarters. 4.10pm: Out target, engines and helm as required during firing.

5.20pm: Cease fire. 5.25pm: Secure. 5.27pm: Disperse, picking up target.

5.40pm: Target on board, engines half speed 8 knots.

6.14pm: Cape Roca bore N58E, 11 miles, altered course to S20E.

6.45pm: Darken ship.

7.25pm to 7.45pm: Manoeuvring ship, exercised crews and guns crews. 7.45pm: Proceeded on S20E Standard compass.

8.15pm: Sighted vessel coming out of Tagus. 8.20pm: Full speed and gave chase using helm as required.

8.45pm: Stopped, away seaboats crew and boarded British SS Ardeola [possibly word indistinct Ardeola (3) listed here].

9.20pm: Boat returned. 9.27pm: Hoisted boat and ordered vessel to proceed.

10.40pm: Half speed 14 knots and Set course S17E.

11.45pm: Cape Espigel bore S54E, altered course to N17W.

[Course and Distance made good: Various on Patrol duty]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Roca N23E, Guia Light House N68E ‒ 6.75 miles]

[Note: SS Ardeola III was built in Dundee, Scotland in 1912 and was owned by Ardeola Steamship Company (Yeoward Line); she was captured by Vichy French in 1942 and passed to the Italian Government and was renamed “Aderno”; she was to be torpedoed and sunk by a British submarine in 1943 off Italy (more details here).]


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3 October 1914

From Liverpool [patrolling]

Lat 38.62, Long -9.53

[Position 8.0am and 8.0pm: Off mouth of Tagus]

1.0am: Cape Roca bore N4W True, 1.8 [miles]. Guia Light bore N65E distant 4 miles, altered course to S17E.

2.0am: Sighted a SS leaving Lisbon. 2.10am: Altered course to N17E set on full speed, engines and helm as required.

2.28am: Half speed, 14 knots.

3.0am: Guia Light N7W true and Fort Bugio N51E true.

3.30am: Altered course to S17E.

4.50am: Cape Espigel Light S70E True, altered course to N17W.

5.50am: Guia Light N49E True, altered course to S17E.

7.0am: Cape Espigel bore S38E true, altered course N17W.

8.5am: Guia Light House N49E, altered course to S17E.

9.7am: Cape Espigel bore S70E, altered course to N17E.

10.32am: Stop and boarded SS Constancia [possibly Constantia].

10.40am: Observed HMS Vindictive approaching.

11.7am: General quarters. 11.15am: Sounded secure.

11.45am: Captain of Vindictive boarded, engines and helm as required.

0.12pm: Captain of Vindictive left.

0.37pm: Half speed 10 knots set course N14W.

0.54pm: Sighted Dutch steamer Princess Juliana [Prinses Juliana] and proceeded towards her. 1.4pm: Stopped her.

1.8pm: Stopped and piped away sea boats crew.

1.16pm: Boat left ship. 1.35pm: Boat returned. 1.45pm: Half speed 10 knots, set course N14W.

2.15pm: Altered course to S30E.

3.40pm: Observed Vindictive ahead, altered course to N30W.

4.20pm: Observed SS leaving Lisbon. 4.30pm: Increased speed to 14 knots. 4.45pm: Stopped, signalled French SS Amiral Jauniumberry [Amiral Jaureguiberry] to stop.

5.0pm: Away seaboats crew. 5.20pm: Boat returned and hoisted, signalled vessel to proceed. Observed SS leaving Lisbon speed to 14 knots.

5.25pm: Half speed 10 knots.

6.5pm: Signalled SS Demerara of Belfast. 6.8pm: Proceeded.

6.30pm: Darkened ship and night guns crews mustered.

6.55pm: Roca bearing N54E (magnetic), altered course to S30E.

7.35pm: Set on 14 knots chasing steamer. 7.40pm: Ordered Norwegian SS to stop. 7.48pm: Away seaboats crew.

8.15pm: Ordered SS to proceed. 8.18pm: Boat returned and hoisted.

8.30pm: Signalled Spanish SS to stop, fired blank shot.

9.10pm: Ordered vessel to proceed, boat returned and hoisted.

11.30pm: Cape Roca Light bore N54E, altered course S30E.

[Course and Distance made good: Various on Patrol duty off Tagus]

[True Bearing and Distance: Guia Light House N66E 4.5 miles, Razo Light House N39E, 4 miles]

[Note: SS “Constantia” was a cargo ship built in 1890 in Finland and originally Russian-owned; in 1897 she was sold to a Finnish company (Wasa-Nordsjo Angbats Bolag); she came under The Shipping Controller, London in 1918 and was sunk by a German submarine in May 1918 with the loss of 3 lives.

SS “Prinses Juliana” was a passenger ship built in Glasgow in 1909 and owned by Zeeland Steamship Company; she was to be sunk by a mine from a German submarine on 1 February 1916, in the English Channel.

SS “Amiral Jaureguiberry” was a cargo ship built in Nantes in France in 1902 and owned by Chargeurs Réunis, Paris; she was to be wrecked and then broken up in 1927.

SS “Demerara” was built in Belfast in 1912 and owned by The Royal Mail Steam Packet Company; she was torpedoed by a German submarine in July 1917 and was damaged, beached and refloated; she was broken up in 1933 (there is more information about her wartime service here and she is listed here as “Demarara (2)”).]


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4 October 1914

From Liverpool [patrolling]

Lat 38.67, Long -9.41

[Position 8.0am and 8.0pm: Off mouth of Tagus]

0.46am: Fort Bugio bore N54E magnetic, altered course N26W.

[Further bearings and changes of course at 2.5am, 3.25am and 4.47am]

5.37am: Altered course to port and proceeded to Cascais.

5.58am: Reduced speed approaching anchorage. 6.18am: Stopped. 6.28am: Full speed astern. 6.30am: Stop. 6.32am: Let go port anchor with 60 fathoms of chain off Salomoda Point [Ponta do Salmodo], position charted in 10 fathoms water.

8.30am: Quarters clean guns.

9.15am: Seaboats crew mustered and boat lowered. Divisions.

9.30am: Motor launch left.

10.0am: Boats leaving for shore. 10.15am: All boats left.

11.0am: 5 boats to shore to load sand.

2.45pm: Motor launch and five boats in tow left ship.

4.0pm: Signal books correct. 4.5pm: Boats alongside from shore.

4.55pm: Commenced hoisting boats.

5.35pm: Motor boat and last boat with remainder of working party alongside. 5.40pm: Captain boarded.

7.5pm: All boats hoisted, mustered night duty and guns crews.

7.10pm: Starboard seaboat swung out.

8.17pm: Commenced to heave up anchor.

8.35pm: Anchor aweigh, half speed astern. 8.37pm: Stop starboard. 8.39pm: Full ahead starboard. 8.41pm: Stop. 8.42pm: Half speed ahead, 10 knots and proceeded to patrol.

8.55pm: Set course S8W.

9.35pm: Altered course to N26W.

10.33pm: Altered course to S30E.

11.40pm: Altered course to N26W.

[Course and Distance made good: On Patrol duty off mouth of Tagus]

[True Bearing and Distance: Guia Light House N64W, 16.75 cables, Point Salmodo N30W 5 cables]


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5 October 1914

From Liverpool [patrolling]

Lat 38.27, Long -9.37

[Position 8.0am and 8.0pm: Off mouth of Tagus]

1.0am: Altered course to S30E. 1.25am: Cape Roca Light bore North true, Guia Light bore N38E True.

[Further changes of course at 2.5am, 3.35am and 4.50am]

5.20am: Altered course to S30E, sighted HMS Vindictive.

5.40am: Stopped. 5.50am: Boat from Vindictive alongside, received letter from Captain. 5.55am: Boat returned. 6.5am: Half speed, set course N26W.

6.25am: Altered course to orders. 6.40am: Altered course to S30E.

8.30am: Abandon ship sounded, boats lowered and sent to assistance of Spanish steamer Mendi of Bilboa [Bilbao]. Lat 38 19 N, Long 9 23 W from Lisbon to Palmer [Palma]. She required no assistance, engines and helm to orders. Boats recalled and exercised.

10.5am: All boats hoisted.

10.35am: General quarters, exercised action. 10.38am: Half speed.

11.0am: Thick weather set in, all regulations complied with.

11.40am: Secure and clean guns, weather cleared, stopped whistle.

1.34pm: Half speed 10 knots. 1.43pm: Set Course N30E.

2.10pm: Observed Cape Espigel N34E, altered course N50E.

2.37pm: Altered course to N26W. 2.55pm: Thick weather, reduced speed to 6 knots, closed all watertight doors and started whistle, half speed 10 knots.

[More changes of course until 5.20pm]

5.54pm: Set in foggy. 6.0pm: Stop, sounded in 86 fathoms of water.

6.30pm: Darkened ship, set on half speed 6 knots. 6.40pm: Altered course to N46W. 6.50pm: Altered course N26W. 6.55pm: Altered course to N8W, half speed 8 knots.

8.15pm: Altered course to S31E. Cape Roca bore N54E.

9.40pm: Altered course N29E. Fort Bugio bore N54E.

11.5pm: Altered course to S31E.

[Course and Distance made good: On Patrol Duty off Mouth of Tagus]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Espigel N44E, Distant 11 miles]


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6 October 1914

From Liverpool [patrolling]

Lat 38.70, Long -9.43

0.23am: Altered course to N29W. 0.30am: Exercised night guns crews, time 50 seconds, mustered sea boats crew, time 1 minute 20 seconds.

1.34am: Stopped ship, thick weather, rules and regulation complied with.

4.50am: Fog cleared, stopped whistle and proceeded.

5.45am: Altered course S31E.

7.15am: Altered course N29W.

8.7am: Altered course to S29E.

8.25am: Engines full ahead. 8.27am: Stopped engines. Closed watertight doors. SS Baron Minto collided with us, striking ship on port side.

9.6am: Stop, away seaboats crew. 9.30am: Seaboat arrived back with Master of Baron Minto.

10.7am: Hoisted seaboat. 10.10am: Proceeded N47E to anchor in Cascais Bay.

10.47am: Brought up and anchored in 10 fathoms with 60 fathoms chain Port anchor.

1.40pm: Boats crew piped away. 1.50pm: Captain left ship and boarded HMS Argonaut.

1.58pm: Boat returned from Argonaut with practice ammunition. 2.0pm: Commenced taking on board ammunition in after magazine.

2.45pm: Captain returned on boat, received three cases of .303 ammunition.

3.10pm: Sea boat left for shore with mails.

4.0pm: Lowered starboard seaboat for painting purposes.

4.35pm: Evening quarters, crew exercised at evening quarters and Fire drill.

5.5pm: Secure. 5.15pm: Port boat hoisted.

5.45pm: Starboard seaboat hoister. 5.55pm: Commenced to heave up anchor. 6.7pm: Anchor up, guns loaded for the night, engines half speed astern.

6.24pm: Engines half speed ahead 10 knots and proceeded to patrol on usual track.

6.37pm: Darkened ship. 6.55pm: N44W.

[Further changes of course, to and fro, at 7.33pm, 9.0pm, 10.19pm and 11.33pm]

[Course and Distance made good: On patrol duty off mouth of Tagus]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fort St Roque N11E, Guia Light House N73E, 7 cables]

[Note: SS Baron Minto was a British cargo ship built in Scotland in 1908 and owned by the Hogarth Shipping Company. She was sold to a Greek company in 1929 and renamed “Adamantios J Pithis”; she was to be wrecked on rocks off Wales in 1940.]


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7 October 1914

From Liverpool [patrolling]

Lat 38.38, Long -9.40

1.50am: Altered course S31E, exercised general alarm, all guns manned and seaboats crews mustered, time 40 seconds.

2.5am: Altered course to N59W. Round[s] regularly made and reported.

[Patrolling to and fro S31E and N29W]

9.58am: Signalled HMS Argonaut.

11.25am: Slow signalled HMS Vindictive.

1.28pm: Signalled HMS Argonaut.

2.10pm: Half speed to 10 knots, proceeded in company with Argonaut, Amphitrite and Vindictive.

2.25pm: Cape Espigel abeam distant 3 miles.

2.45pm: Stopped.

3.28pm: Sent away sea boats crew to HMS Argonaut.

4.0pm: Sea boat returned. 4.10pm: Boat proceeded to HMS Amphitrite for mails.

4.27pm: Boat left Amphitrite. 4.35pm: Boat returned. 4.36pm: Seaboat hoisted. 4.36pm: Half speed ahead 14 knots. 4.44pm: Set course N66W.

4.58pm: Cape Espigel abeam N24E magnetic, distant off 3 miles.

5.30pm: Streamed and set patent log.

6.25pm: Darkened ship.

7.30pm: Mustered Seaboats and guns crews.

9.20pm: Exercised guns crews and seaboats crews, time 35 seconds.

[Course and Distance made good: On Patrol duty off mouth of Tagus]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Espigel N73E, Distance 8.75 miles]


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8 October 1914

From Liverpool [at Sea]

Lat 38.50, Long -14.70

4.0pm: Fine clear weather, smooth sea, round[s] regularly reported.

8.0am: Signal Books correct.

9.0am: Quarters clean guns. Clocks retarded 27 minutes.

10.25am: General Quarters. 10.40am: Small arm exercise.

11.15am: Finished rifle exercise.

0.10pm: Altered course N63W.

4.30pm: Evening Quarters, crew exercised at Collision stations.

5.0pm: Guns loaded for the night.

7.30pm: Night duty guns crews mustered.

10.40pm: Exercised the night duty guns and seaboats crew, time 37 seconds.

Midnight: Clocks retarted [retarded] 20 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: N88W, distance 258 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Flores Island N85W, 768 miles]


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9 October 1914

At Sea [though not stated at top of page]

Lat 39.08, Long -21.22

9.25am: Stopped ship for target practice.

9.36am: Stop. Port seaboat lowered, general quarters sounded. Target practice carried out, six rounds of practice ammunition per gun.

10.45am: Cease fire sounded. 10.53am: Secure, engines and helm to Captain's orders to pick up seaboat and Target.

11.2am: Seaboat hoisted. 11.22am: Target hoisted on board. 11.25am: Engines half speed ahead (14 knots). Log reset at noon.

2.4pm: Hands make and mend.

6.45pm: Darkened ship.

7.15pm: Mustered night duty guns crews and seaboats crews.

10.0pm: Clocks retarded 10 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: N83E distance 305 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Flores Island N87W, Distance 463 miles]


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10 October 1914

From Liverpool [at Sea, though not stated at top of page]

Lat 39.78, Long -28.03

2.0am: Clock retarded 10 minutes.

9.0am: Hands scrubbing decks.

10.55am: Reduced to slow, handed Patent Log. 11.0am: Stopped ship, exercised crew at target practice. Engines and helm as required.

0.25pm: Half speed ahead, set course N75W, 10 knots. 0.30pm: Streamed log and reset.

4.40pm: All guns loaded for the night.

[Course and Distance made good: N82W, 316 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Flores Island Largens Point [Lagens das Flores] S81W, distant 143 miles]


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11 October 1914

From Liverpool [to Azores, though not stated in log]

Lat 39.47, Long -31.33

0.10am: Sighted a vessel, gave chase, found it to be a four masted barque. 0.30am: Resumed course and speed.

1.0am: Observed Largens Point Light Flores Island bearing N76W.

2.22am: Stopped off Flores Island, handed Patent Log.

4.45am: Full speed ahead, 10 knots.

7.0am: Engines and helm as required off Santa Cruz.

7.10am: Away seaboats crew.

8.15am: Took cast of lead, no bottom, half speed, set course S73E.

8.57am: Altered course to Captain’s orders. 9.25am: Full head and to orders to pick up seaboat.

9.48am: Starboard seaboat hoisted, slow ahead both. 9.50am: Half speed, 12 knots, courses as per Captain’s orders.

10.45am: Largens Point Light House abeam 3.5 miles off West (magnetic), set course N77W.

11.12am: Altered course to N9E.

0.7pm: Altered course to N56E. 1.8pm: Altered course to N35E.

1.12pm: Rosario Point abeam 3 miles off.

1.38pm: Altered course S47E.

2.15pm: South end of Corvo Island abeam distance off 2.5 miles.

4.30pm: Evening quarters. Signal books Correct, Guns loaded for the night. 4.45pm: Altered course to S27E.

Midnight: Altered course to East.

[Course and Distance made good: S79W distance 146 miles to Flores Island]

[True Bearing and Distance: To Corvo Island South Point N34E, 18 miles]


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12 October 1914

From Liverpool [at Azores]

Lat 38.37, Long -28.63

1.0am: Sighted Capellenhos [Capellinhos] Point bearing S42E, altered course to South.

2.40am: Capellanhos Point bore East distant 17 miles, altered course to East.

3.10am: Stopped.

4.48am: Slow, set course N45E. 5.12am: Altered course to East.

5.35am: Sighted HMS Argonaut and proceeded to close.

6.2am: Proceeded with Argonaut.

7.10am: Altered course to S46E. 7.30am: Altered course to S30E, speed as required.

8.20am: Sea boat left for Flagship, Engines and helm as required.

8.37am: Seaboat left Argonaut. 8.42am: Seaboat returned with two Prisoners of War. 8.50am: Seaboat left for “Argonaut”.

9.37am: Seaboat arrived back with Captain. 9.38am: Seaboat hoisted, proceed half speed 14 knots, proceeded in company with Flagship. 9.43am: Magdalena Rock abeam S74E (magnetic).

10.43am: Engines and helm as required. 10.50am: Stopped both off Target marking for Argonaut.

0.40pm: Argonaut finished firing practice.

1.15pm: Half speed 12 knots. 1.24pm: Course S35E.

4.35pm: Exercised crew at fire stations. 4.55pm: Loaded guns for the night.

6.20pm: Darken ship.

9.0pm: Altered course to S64E, reduced to 10 knots, log 92.

[Course and Distance made good: Various Courses Cruising amongst Azores]

[True Bearing and Distance: Magdalena Rocks N30E, distance 10.5 miles]

[Weather fine and quiet in am, northerly wind force 4 or 5 in pm, sea becoming rough at midnight; noon temperature 73F, sea temperature 71F]


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13 October 1914

From Liverpool [at Azores]

Lat 37.60, Long -25.72

5.0am: Altered course to N22W, half speed 12 knots, observed Ferraria Point bearing N7E.

6.35am: Sighted HMS Argonaut.

9.44am: Stop, in company with HMS Argonaut. 9.47am: Slow ahead both.

9.56am: Half speed both, sounded General quarters.

10.25am: Commenced firing.

10.55am: Finished firing, secure. 11.0am: Clean guns, engine and helm to Captain's orders.

11.25am: Sent boat to HMS Argonaut. 11.35am: Disperse.

Noon: Clock advanced 10 minutes to ATS [Apparent Time at Ship].

0.9pm: Seaboat returned and hoisted. 0.11pm: Half speed 13 knots. Set course S49W, streamed Patent Log.

5.0pm: Guns loaded and ready for the night.

7.30pm: Seaboats crew mustered.

[Course and Distance made good: Various from Position off Fayal to Position off San Miguel]

[True Bearing and Distance: Ponta Delgado Azores N36E, distance 7.5 miles]


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14 October 1914

From Liverpool [at Sea]

Lat 33.21, Long -28.40

4.28am: Exercised guns crews and seaboats crew time, 50 seconds.

9.0am: Quarters. 9.30am: Divisions.

10.0am: General Quarters. 10.30am: Small arms exercise.

Noon: Altered course to S10W.

4.0pm: General quarters. 4.5pm: Dropped target and commenced firing.

4.45pm: Cease fire and proceeded to pick up target.

5.10pm: Target on board. 5.13pm: Engines half speed ahead 15 knots. 5.15pm: Disperse. 5.19pm: Streamed Patent Log (58), set course S7W.

[Course and Distance made good: S31W, 307 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: of 30 N and 27 40 W, S12E, 193 miles]


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15 October 1914

From Liverpool [at Sea]

Lat 29.97, Long -25.40

2.30am: Altered course to S70E, speed 13 knots, Log 189.

10.10am: Hands fall in for exercise.

Noon: Clock advanced 11 minutes.

2.0pm ‒ 4.0pm: Hands make and mend.

5.30pm: Guns loaded ready for the night.

11.30pm: Exercised general alarm. 11.45pm: Disperse.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 311 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Salvages Islands [Ilhas Selvagens] East, 483 miles]


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16 October 1914

From Liverpool [at Sea]

Lat 29.94, Long -19.65

Noon: Patent Log reset at noon.

4.0pm: General quarters. 4.10pm: Out target and commenced target practice.

4.55pm: Cease Fire. 5.0pm: Secure, guns loaded for the night, picked up target.

5.39pm: Target on board, proceeded half speed 13 knots.

9.5pm: Altered course to S68E, Log 95.

[Course and Distance made good: East 299 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Salvages Islands East, 186 miles]


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17 October 1914

From Liverpool [at Sea and Canary Islands, though not stated in log]

Lat 29.45, Long -14.77

5.15am: Observed Salvage Islands N34E magnetic, altered course to S79E, signalled a vessel on Starboard bow to stop.

6.0am: Altered course S37E, increased speed to 16 knots. 6.10am: Increased speed to 18 knots.

6.30am: Full speed, fired 2 blank shots.

7.50am: Stopped. 7.55am: Away seaboats crew and boarded vessel.

8.20am: Seaboat returned. 8.25am: Half speed 16 knots. 8.40am: Streamed log.

10.25am: Altered course S85E.

11.0am: Sighted vessel on port bow, slowed down and boarded her, SS Saint Bede [Saint Bede (2) listed here] of Liverpool.

0.17pm: Boat returned from SS Saint Bede, steamer permitted to proceed. 0.26pm: Half speed 16 knots. 0.30pm: Set course S86E, log streamed and reset.

1.7pm: Sighted SS on port bow.

1.24pm: Altered course to S76E, spoke the SS Bolama of Lisbon [Bolama (2) listed here], granted her permission to proceed.

1.52pm: Proceeded half speed 16 knots, Log 18, altered course to S86E.

3.30pm: Allegranza Island [Isla de Alegranza] bearing S74E.

5.15pm: Allegranza Island abeam, altered course S89E.

11.30pm: Clocks advanced 20 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 280 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Allegranza Island S87E, 66 miles]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 74F, sea temperature 71F]

[Note: SS “Saint Bede” was a British ship built in Glasgow in 1911 or 1912 for British and Foreign Steamship Company; she was sold to T & J Harrison, Liverpool in 1918 and was renamed “Dictator”; she was scrapped in 1932.

SS “Bolama” was built in 1899 and owned by Companhia Nacional de Navegação; she was scrapped in 1930.]


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18 October 1914

From Liverpool [at Sea]

Lat 31.58, Long -9.89

6.0am: Observed Cape Ghir N69E, Log 237.

7.39am: Altered course N3W, Log 262.

8.14am: Altered course to N16E, Log 274.

10.34am: Cape Tafelneh bore S30E, Cape Sim N46E.

11.15am: Altered course N38E.

11.51am: Mogador abeam six miles off.

3.0pm: Cape Safa [Cap Safi] bore S24E and Cape Mantin [?] N79E.

4.5pm: Cape Mantin abeam distant off 6 miles.

7.30pm: Altered course to N54E.

11.30pm: Clocks advanced 20 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 335 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Mogador Island S45E, 8 miles]


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19 October 1914

From Liverpool, at Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36 [estimated]

7.50am: Stopped and dispatched sea boat to examine two coal elevators in Tow of Dutch Tug Palermo.

8.8am: Seaboat returned, tug allowed to proceed with tow. 8.12am: Proceeded half speed 17 knots, altered course to N80E.

8.45am: Quarters. 9.1am: Cape Spartel abeam distance off 1.5 miles, altered course to N76E.

10.20am: Cape Tarifa abeam, distance off 3 miles, altered course to N74E.

10.55am: Altered course to N36E, Cape Canero abeam distance off 1.5 miles. Courses various entering harbour, boats lowered (Two seaboats) and proceeded with lines to quay.

Noon: Vessel safely moored to quay.

[No 1 Coaling Shed Gibraltar]

0.41pm: Collier arrived alongside.

1.10pm: Piped hands to dinner.

1.50pm: Prisoners left ship under escort.

4.0pm: Liberty men landed.

5.45pm: Landed Patrol and 5 Petty Officers, 8 RNR, 4 Marines and 1 NCO.

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 794 tons; Oil 238 gallons]


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20 October 1914

From Liverpool, at Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[No 1 coaling shed Gibraltar]

7.0am: Hands mustered and employed variously.

7.20am: Coaling ship.

9.35am: Hands told off to paint ship.

1.30pm: Hands mustered and employed.

5.0pm: Landed Patrol.

7.0pm: Coaling ship.

10.0pm: Boat left ship for Patrol.

Midnight: Patrol returned.

[Weather cloudy in am, fine in pm, noon temperature 60F]


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21 October 1914

From Liverpool, at Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[No 1 Coaling Shed Gibraltar]

6.45am: Hands mustered and employed painting ship.

am: Coaling ship.

1.15pm: Hands mustered and employed painting ship.

pm: Coaling ship.

4.50pm: Landed Patrol.

5.40pm: Liberty men fall in. 5.45pm: Stopped coaling for the night.

11.15pm: Boat left ship for Patrol.


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22 October 1914

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[Coaling shed No 1 Gibraltar]

6.45am: Hands mustered and employed painting ship.

7.33am: HMS Amphitrite arrived.

8.0am: Started to coal.

9.30am: Officers comprising court of enquiry arrived.

10.30am: Four hands and LS [Leading Seaman] with hospital case.

1.40pm: Hands employed as required.

2.0pm: Officers on Court of Inquiry left.

5.0pm: Gave Canteen leave to port watch till 9.30.

6.30pm: Landed Patrol.

7.30pm: Coaling ship.

10.30pm: Canteen party returned.

11.30pm: Escort to South gate.


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23 October 1914

From Liverpool, at Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[No 1 coaling Shed Gibraltar]

6.45am: Hands mustered and employed painting ship.

7.45am: Started coaling.

Noon: Amount of coal taken 2683 tons.

2.0pm: Hands employed painting ship.

2.45pm: Escort and four prisoners left ship.

5.0pm: Canteen party 8 hands and 2 petty officers patrol.

6.0pm: Stopped coaling.

6.20pm: Started coaling from lighter.

8.15pm: Stopped coaling 3180 tons on board.

10.50pm: All liberty men and patrol on board.

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 674 tons]


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24 October 1914

From Liverpool, at Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[No 1 coaling shed Gibraltar]

6.45am: Hands mustered and employed painting ship, scrubbing decks etc.

7.40am: Continued coaling.

9.15am: Hands painting ship, cleaning guns etc.

1.45pm: Hands make and mend.

5.0pm: Landed Canteen party.

6.0pm: One RNR rating joined from HMS Amphrite [Amphitrite].

10.45pm: Canteen party returned.

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 4030 tons]


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25 October 1914

From Liverpool, at Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[No 1 coaling shed Gibraltar]

7.20am: HMS Amphitrite proceeded to sea.

8.30am: Church party landed.

9.30am: Divisions. Landed Roman Catholics, Presbyterians and Wesleyians [sic].

10.30am: Church party returned.

1.0pm: Leave granted to CPOs and POs first class.

4.15pm: Evening quarters, hoist boats.

6.45pm: Landed Canteen party and patrol.

10.20pm: Patrol and Liberty men returned.


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26 October 1914

From Liverpool, at Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.35 [estimated]

[No 1 Coaling Shed]

6.45am: Docking party landed.

7.10am: Commenced to move vessel, three tugs assisting.

8.0am: Entered Graving dock. 8.17am: Made fast in dock.

10.30pm: One Petty Officer discharged to Hospital.

[Berthed in Graving Dock. Remaining afloat]

5.30pm: 1 leading signalman joined ship from Bacchante.

[Afloat in Graving Dock Gibraltar]

6.0pm: Landed patrol and canteen party.

9.0pm: Watch employed preparing ship for coaling.

9.40pm: Canteen party returned.

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 3938 tons]


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27 October 1914

From Liverpool, at Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.35

[Afloat in Graving Dock Gibraltar]

6.0am: Hands commenced to coal ship.

1.0pm: Hands continued coaling ship.

5.30pm: Canteen party landed.

6.0pm: Stopped coaling ship, amount taken 190 tons.

10.30pm: Canteen party returned.


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28 October 1914

From Liverpool, at Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.35

[Afloat in Graving Dock Gibraltar]

6.0am: Commenced coaling.

10.30am: Finished coaling.

1.15pm: Hands mustered and variously employed.

5.30pm: Leave given to POs till 10pm.

6.30pm: Canteen party landed also patrol.

10.0pm: Canteen party and patrol returned.

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 4138 tons]


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29 October 1914

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.35

[Afloat in Graving Dock Gibraltar]

6.30am: Hands mustered and employed cleaning ship.

am: Lieutenant Tyrer RNR joined the ship.

1.40pm: Hands mustered and employed variously.

4.30pm: Canteen party landed.

10.0pm: Canteen party and patrol returned on board.


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30 October 1914

From Liverpool, at Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.35

[Afloat in Graving Dock Gibraltar]

9.30am: Hands told off as required.

1.40pm: Hands employed as required.

5.30pm: POs and Canteen party landed.

10.15pm: Canteen party returned.


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31 October 1914

From Liverpool, at Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.35

[Afloat in Graving Dock Gibraltar]

9.0am: Quarters.

0.30pm: Escort and three men returned to ship.

1.40pm: Hands make and mend.

10.15pm: Working party and Chief PO proceeded to Prosperine to let go moorings.

11.10pm: Party returned.


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LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1914


[Group of pages ADM53-36650 moved from here to end of logs for August 1915 where they belong]


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for November 1914]

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[Right hand side of cover. Signed by HG Kendall, Navigating Officer]

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[Page with data for distances run and coal expended, one entry dated 28.5.14. Ordinary speed or consumption exceeded: As ordered by Rear Admiral Commanding. Signed TW Kemp, Captain]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers:]


Barometer


Mercurial or Aneroid

Mercurial

Name of Maker and number

Kelvin & James White Ltd No 1057

Height of cistern above sea

60 feet

Error of Mercurial Barometer

.04 Too Low

Thermometers for Air Temperature


Position in Ship

Fore Bridge Chronometer Box

Whether in screen

No

Make and No.

AC Cossor & Son London No 7987, TA Reynold & Co London

Thermometer for Sea Temperature


Maker and No.

S & A Caldarara [Calderara] London No 42


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1 November 1914

From Liverpool, at Gibraltar

Lat 35.71, Long -6.17

[Afloat in Graving Dock Gibraltar]

7.2am: Brow taken ashore.

7.22am: Stand by. 7.34am: Cast off and proceeded out of dock assisted by tugs.

8.5am: Vessel turned and proceeded out of Camber.

8.25am: Pilot left, half speed 16 knots, set course S25W.

9.15am: Altered course to S82W. 9.52am: Tarifa abeam 2.5 miles.

11.0am: Altered course S63W.

11.22am: Cape Spartel abeam distance off 3.75 miles.

4.30pm: Evening Quarters. 4.35pm: Guns loaded and ready for the night.

6.10pm: Darken ship.

7.20pm: Mustered night duty guns crews and sea boats crews.

Midnight: Retarded clocks 25 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 47 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Spartel N64E, 13 miles]


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2 November 1914

From Gibraltar [at Sea]

Lat 31.57, Long -11.38

1.30am: Exercised night guns crews 35 seconds.

9.45am: General quarters.

10.30am: Finished exercising guns crews at general quarters.

10.55am: Hands clean ship.

1.20pm: Altered course S59W.

2.0pm: Clocks retarded 6 minutes.

3.30pm: Altered course to S44W, speed reduced to 9 knots.

4.30pm: Guns loaded and ready for the night.

8.25pm: Altered course to S48W, Log 106.

Midnight: Clocks retarded 12 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: S 46 25 W, 360 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Allegranzo [Allegranza] Island S40W, 170 miles]


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3 November 1914

From Gibraltar [at Sea, Canary Islands]

Lat 27.92, Long -14.52

1.15am: Observed Lanzorote [Lanzarote] S70W magnetic.

3.15am: East Rock abeam distance off 8 miles log 175.

4.49am: Port Naos [Puerto Naos] Light observed N83W magnetic.

7.20am: Altered course to S40W.

8.38am: Port Cabras abeam.

11.40am: Altered course N70W.

0.15pm: Jandia Point [Punta Jandia] abeam distance off 4.5 miles, altered course to North. 0.25pm: Altered course N30E.

3.31pm: Tostan [Tostón] Light House abeam distance off 3 miles.

3.50pm: Altered course S79W.

5.5pm: Altered course N70W, reduced speed to 8 knots.

Midnight: Clocks retarded 8 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 260 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Jandia Point N5W, Distant 5.25 miles]


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4 November 1914

From Gibraltar [at Sea, Canary Islands]

Lat 27.80, Long -15.88

1.5am: Observed Anaga Light bearing N81W magnetic.

4.10am: Sighted Amphitrite.

5.54am: Engines put to half speed 8 knots and proceeded to Flagship.

6.13am: Stop. 6.30am: Amphitrite’s boat alongside for mails. 6.40am: Boat left.

8.30am: GMT Port sea boat left with Captain for Flagship.

9.47am: Captain returned from Amphrite [sic], boat hoisted, set course S52E, half speed 16 knots. 10.5am: Altered course to S18W.

0.11pm: Morro Colehas Light House bore S69E.

4.20pm: Streamed patent log.

4.30pm: Evening quarters, practised with collision mat.

5.4pm: All guns loaded ready for the night. 5.40pm: Darken ship.

10.55pm: Took cast of lead in 75 fathoms.

11.55pm: Took cast of lead in 52 fathoms.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 216 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Descolorado [Cabo Descolorado] N34E, Distant 6 miles]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 77F, sea temperature 72F]


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5 November 1914

From Gibraltar [at Sea]

Lat 22.85, Long -17.01 [rough estimate as no noon position in log]

[Sounding hourly from 1.0am to 4.0am, then half hourly to 6.0am, then every 10 to 15 minutes until noon]

5.5am: Stopped ship thick fog.

6.5am: Weather clear, proceeded half speed, altered course to S45E.

8.0am: Half speed, 16 knots, altered course S42W.

0.40pm: Sounded Action.

1.30pm: Disperse sounded. 1.43pm: Sent seaboat to identify stranded vessel.

2.20pm: Recalled seaboat.

3.24pm: Seaboat hoisted and proceeded half speed, 19 knots. 4.0pm: Altered course to S27W ‒ signal books correct.

8.37pm: Cape Blanco abeam distance off 9 miles, altered course to N72W.

11.35pm: Clocks retarded 18 minutes.

[No information about distance run or position or bearings at noon]


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6 November 1914

From Gibraltar [at Sea]

Lat 20.67, Long -21.07

7.15am: Altered course N65W.

2.0pm: Altered course N56E.

4.0pm: Target practice.

5.18pm: Target practice finished, hoisted target on board and proceeded.

11.30pm: Clocks accelerated 10 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 314 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Blanco East, 223 miles]


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7 November 1914

From Gibraltar [at Sea]

Lat 24.23, Long -18.50

4.35am: Exercised night duty guns crews, time 50 seconds.

9.0am: Exercised control.

4.3pm: Stopped ship to drop target. 4.8pm: General quarters.

5.0pm: Ceased firing, Secure sounded. 5.17pm: Picked up target and proceeded. 5.20pm: All guns loaded and ready for the night.

11.30pm: Clocks retarded 9 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: N 38 37 E, 301 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Tarifa Point N39E, 272 miles]


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8 November 1914

From Gibraltar [at Sea]

Lat 28.35, Long -16.18

4.25am: Altered course N17E.

10.34am: Roxa Point abeam. 10.51am: Altered course N35E.

11.30am: Sighted HMS Victorian.

11.45am: Altered course N17E. 11.50am: Handed log.

0.10pm: Altered course N9E.

0.40pm: Stop. 0.55pm: HMS Victorians boat arrived alongside.

4.0pm: Boat left. 4.25pm: Half speed ahead, 14 knots, evening quarters, all guns loaded and ready for the night. 4.35pm: Set course S41W.

5.55pm: Abona Light [Tenerife] bore West, altered course to West.

6.10pm: Stopped and darkened ship.

[Stopped off Abona Point]

11.30pm: Patrolling off Abona Point [Punta de Abona].

[Course and Distance made good: Various 290 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Santa Cruz Teneriffe [Tenerife] N17W, 8 miles]


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9 November 1914

From Gibraltar [off Tenerife]

Lat 28.45, Long -15.17

[Patrolling off Abona Point]

2.0am: Bearings frequently charted.

5.50am: Half speed ahead 10 knots. Course N45E.

8.7am: Stopped. 8.45am: Sent sea boat to HMS Victorian,

9.5am: Seaboat returned and hoisted.

[Off Santa Cruz]

11.15am: HM Vice consul boarded.

11.40am: Vice Consul left ship.

[Manoeuvring off Santa Cruz Teneriffe]

4.0pm: Stopped and dropped target.

4.5pm: General quarters.

4.48pm: Secure and proceeded to pick up target. 5.7pm: Picked up Target.

10.10pm: Half speed ahead 18 knots, chasing a steamer leaving Santa Cruz.

11.17pm: Turned and proceeded back to position off Santa Cruz.

[Course and Distance made good: Patrolling off Abona Point]

[True Bearing and Distance: Santa Cruz N72W, 3.75 miles]


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10 November 1914

From Gibraltar [off Tenerife]

Lat 28.48, Long -16.23 [estimated]

[Patrolling off Santa Cruz Teneriffe]

1.15am: Stopped off San Andres Point.

9.42am: Proceeded towards SS Oscar Fredrick [possibly Oscar Fredrik listed here].

10.12am: Seaboat lowered. 10.20am: Boarded SS Oscar Fredrica [sic].

10.53am: Ordered her to proceed, hoisted seaboat and proceeded 16 knots to position off harbour.

11.42am: Motor boat left for shore with Captain.

2.35pm: Motor boat with Captain returned.

[Patrolling off Santa Cruz Teneriffe]

6.0pm: SS Fuerte Ventura [presumably Fuerteventura] passed inward to Santa Cruz, evening quarters, exercised fire stations.

10.55pm: Half speed ahead 8 knots. 11.5pm: Set course S41W.

[Course and Distance made good: Patrolling off Santa Cruz]

[Noon position] [off end of Breakwater]

[Note: SS “Oscar Fredrik was a cargo ship built in Germany in 1900 and was owned by Johnson Line, Sweden; in 1921 she was sold to a German company and renamed “Fritz Hugo Stinnes”; she was then sold to another German company in 1929 and was renamed “Emsstrom”; she was to be torpedoed by a Russian aircraft in 1945, was beached and lost.

There were 2 ships named SS “Fuerteventura” at this time. One was built in UK in 1912 and owned by Spanish company Compañia Trasmediterranea Madrid; she was to sink after stranding in 1949 (details here). The other (listed here) was also built in 1912 and owned by Elder Dempster/African Steam Ship Company and ran a Canary Islands inter-island service, she was sold to Canary Islands in 1932.]


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11 November 1914

From Gibraltar [off Tenerife]

Lat 27.13, Long -16.10

1.15am: Abona Point abeam distance off 3 miles.

2.15am: Rasca Point [Punta Rasca] abeam distance off 6 miles. 2.20am: Altered course to West. 2.35am: Altered course to N82W.

3.55am: Rasca Point abeam distance off 5 miles, stopped ship.

5.25am: Proceeded 11 knots S23E in company with HMS Victorian.

10.30am: Clocks placed to GMT [Greenwich Mean Time].

Noon: Set course S88W, 13 knots.

4.20pm: Altered course to S16W.

7.31pm: Stopped ship and waited for boat with letters from HMS Victorian.

8.20pm: Boat alongside. 8.35pm: Boat left. 9.10pm: Half speed ahead 12 knots, altered course to South.

10.25pm: Increased speed to 16 knots chasing SS.

11.18pm: 18 knots. 11.25pm: Stop, allowed vessel to proceed.

[Course and Distance made good: Various Patrolling]

[True Bearing and Distance: Rasca Point N30W, 61 miles]


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12 November 1914

From Gibraltar [at Sea]

Lat 24.20, Long -16.50

0.5pm: Half speed ahead, 10 knots, closing on SS Bavarian [listed here].

0.25pm: Stop. 0.33pm: Allowed her to proceed.

5.0pm: Guns loaded and ready for the night. 5.10pm: Half speed 10 knots, altered course N57E.

6.5pm: Altered course to N20W and gave chase to a vessel.

6.40pm: Stopped. 6.48pm: Ordered her to proceed.

7.0pm: Darken ship, set course S53E, 10 knots.

8.10pm: Stop. 8.55pm: Half speed ahead both 16.5 knots, set course S73W.

[Course and Distance made good: Patrolling]

[True Bearing and Distance: Durnford Point WCA [Western Central Africa] S38E, 42 miles]

[North easterly wind force 3 or 4 for most of day, weather fine, noon temperature 67F, sea temperature 68F]

[Note: SS “Bavarian” was built in 1895 as “Merionethshire” for Jenkins Shire Line; she was purchased by Ellerman and Papayanni in 1907 and renamed “Bavarian”; she was scrapped in 1928.]


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13 November 1914

From Gibraltar [at Sea]

Lat 25.57, Long -19.92

2.0am: Altered course N23W.

1.40pm: Altered course N47E, Log 213.

4.0pm: Reduced speed to 15 Knots, altered course to N77E, Log 65.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 240 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fuencaliente Point Palma [Punta de Fuencaliente, La Palma] N33E, 206 miles]


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14 November 1914

From Gibraltar [and at Santa Cruz, Tenerife]

Lat 28.48, Long -16.23 [estimated]

4.9am: St Cristobel abeam distance off 23 miles.

5.21am: Rasca Point abeam distant 6 miles.

6.5am: Altered course to N42E.

6.45am: Hands mustered and employed. Abona Point abeam distant 2 miles.

8.0am: Proceeding to Anchorage, Engines and helm as required.

9.10am: Let go Starboard anchor in 35 fathoms water.

[Anchored at Santa Cruz Teneriffe]

10.45am: Motor boat send ashore. 10.30am [11.30am?]: Motor boat returned with Vice Consul. Spanish Officials visited ship.

1.0pm: Officials left ship.

1.45pm: Hove away anchor. 2.5pm: Anchor up and proceeded full speed. 2.10pm: Stop and lay to off Harbour entrance.

3.35pm: Motor boat went ashore with mails.

5.10pm: Motor boat returned and hoisted.

[Courses Various Patrolling]

[Noon Position] [Santa Cruz Teneriffe]


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15 November 1914

From Gibraltar [off Tenerife]

Lat 28.43, Long -15.13

[Log Landed. Patrolling off Santa Cruz Teneriffe]

9.30am: Motor boat and proceeded into harbour.

10.35am: Motor boat returned and hoisted.

5.30pm: Motor boat left ship for shore.

7.0pm: Motor boat returned and hoisted.

7.30pm: Mustered duty guns crews, also sea boats crews.

[Course and Distance made good: Patrolling off Santa Cruz Teneriffe]

[True Bearing and Distance: Antequerra Point [Punta de Antequera] N25E, 6.5 miles]


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16 November 1914

From Gibraltar [off Tenerife]

Lat 28.46, Long -15.13

[Log Landed. Patrolling off Santa Cruz Teneriffe]

3.0pm: Motor boat proceeded to shore to land Lieutenant Croysdale.

4.5pm: Motor boat returned and hoisted.

[Course and Distance made good: Patrolling off Santa Cruz]

[True Bearing and Distance: Santa Cruz N67W, 3.75 miles]


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17 November 1914

From Gibraltar [off Tenerife]

Lat 28.47, Long -16.21 [rough estimate, as no noon position in log]

[Log Landed. Patrolling off Santa Cruz Teneriffe]

8.45am: Quarters.

9.30am: Out target. 9.35am: Commenced target practice.

11.0am: Cease fire and secure.

4.4pm: Out target. 4.7pm: General quarters.

5.10pm: Cease fire and proceeded to pick up target.

6.50pm: Darkened ship.

7.5pm: Mustered night duty guns crews and sea boats crew.

[Course and Distance made good: Patrolling off Santa Cruz]


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18 November 1914

From Gibraltar [off Tenerife]

Lat 28.48, Long -16.23 [rough estimate, as no noon position in log]

[Log Landed. Patrolling off Santa Cruz Teneriffe]

7.5am: Sighted a man of war. Speed increased to 15 Knots. Action sounded. Vessel identified as Spanish cruiser bound to Santa Cruz.

9.40am: Out target.

10.35am: Finished target practice, in target.

11.30am: Motor boat left for shore. 11.50am: Motor boat returned.

5.30pm: Out target, general quarters, half speed, 12 Knots during target practice.

6.0pm: Ceased fire, in target.

Midnight: Set Course S45W, 11 Knots.

[Course and Distance made good: Patrolling Santa Cruz]


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19 November 1914

From Gibraltar [off Tenerife]

Lat 28.45, Long -15.17

1.20am: Duty guns crews mustered.

2.7am: Abona Point abeam distant 3.5 miles, altered course to S56W.

3.15am: Altered course to S85W.

3.55am: Rasca Point abeam distance off 5.5 miles, altered course to N49W.

6.15am: Off Cristoval Light House Gomera Island.

7.5am: Half speed 12 Knots. Set course S84W. 7.20am: Altered course to S56E.

8.40am: Altered course to S84E.

9.34am: Altered course to N63E.

9.45am: Small arms practice.

0.7pm: Log hauled in. 0.16pm: Stop.

1.50pm: Motor boat left ship for shore.

3.5pm: Boat returned and hoisted. Half speed ahead 13 Knots, Course S63E.

5.45pm: Sighted HMS “Argonaut”.

6.30pm: Half speed 9 Knots, closed HMS “Argonaut”. 6.45pm: “Argonaut” in company, altered course to N36E.

[Course and Distance made good: Patrolling]

[True Bearing and Distance: Santa Cruz N72W, 3.5 miles]


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20 November 1914

From Gibraltar [at Sea]

Lat 30.63, Long -14.40

1.50am: Mustered night duty guns crews.

6.45am: Hands mustered and employed.

8.45am: Quarters.

9.30am: Divisions. 9.45am: General quarters.

10.12am: Secure.

1.0pm: Altered course to N34E.

4.30pm: Evening quarters.

5.0pm: All guns loaded and ready for the night.

7.0pm: Darkened ship.

[Course and Distance made good: From position 10 miles North of Isleta Light House [Gran Canaria] N22E, 146 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Isleta Light House Canary Island S21W, 156 miles]

[North westerly wind force 6 from noon to 8pm, with sea state high or very rough; weather fine]


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21 November 1914

From Gibraltar [at Sea]

Lat 33.54, Long -12.97

9.0am: Altered course to N11W closing with HMS “Argonaut”.

9.30am: Stopped. 9.35am: Sea boat left for “Argonaut”.

10.10am: Sea boat returned with mails, hoisted boat and proceeded 9 Knots.

6.0pm: Altered course to N27W.

[Course and Distance made good: N23E, 189 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape St Vincent N48E, 295 miles]


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22 November 1914

From Gibraltar [at Sea]

Lat 36.00, Long -15.25

4.10pm: Closed with HMS “Argonaut” to 14,000 yards.

4.45pm: All guns loaded ready for the night.

8.0pm: Altered course to S66E.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 205 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape St Vincent N78E, 312 miles]


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23 November 1914

From Gibraltar [at Sea]

Lat 36.20, Long -13.02

1.0am: Exercised night duty guns crews.

7.0am: HMS “Argonaut” sailing in company.

1.0pm: Altered course to S70E.

11.45pm: HMS “Argonaut” detached.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 225 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Spartel S86E, 345 miles]


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24 November 1914

From Gibraltar [at Sea]

Lat 35.73, Long -9.03

11.15am: Gave chase to a steamer, observed to be a Greek bound to New York.

0.15pm: Allowed steamer to proceed. 0.40pm: Altered course to S75E.

6.51pm: Altered course to S82E.

[Course and Distance made good: S83E, 197 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Spartel East 151 miles]


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25 November 1914

From Gibraltar [and at Gibraltar]

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36 [estimated]

4.15am: Altered course to S70E.

4.35am: Altered course to S82E.

6.45am: Cape Spartel abeam 8 miles off.

8.5am: Tarifa abeam 2 miles off, altered course to N78E.

9.30am: Stopped and dropped motor boat. 9.45am: Passed into Camber.

10.10am: Moored ship.

[No 2 Coaling Shed Gibraltar]

1.12pm: Discharged one AB to prison with escort.

4.40pm: Escort returned.

5.0pm: Landed patrol. 5.30pm: Canteen party landed.

9.30pm: Canteen party returned. 9.40pm: Patrol returned.

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 970 tons; Oil 200 gallons]


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26 November 1914

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[No 2 Coaling Shed Gibraltar]

10.53am: Commenced coaling ship.

4.30pm: Liberty men fell in and landed.

5.30pm: Canteen party landed.

6.30pm: Landed Canteen patrol.

10.0pm: Canteen party returned. 10.30pm: Patrol returned.


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27 November 1914

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[No 2 Coaling Shed Gibraltar]

7.13am: Commenced coaling.

9.15am: Landed party to clean picket house.

9.40am: Hands carrying ship’s provisions from shore.

1.30pm: One fireman discharged to Hospital.

4.30pm: Landed Patrol and Liberty men.

7.55pm: Canteen party and Canteen Patrol landed. 8.0pm: Stopped coaling.

10.0pm: Hands returned.


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28 November 1914

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[No 2 Coaling Shed Gibraltar]

8.0am: Started coaling ship.

pm: Hands employed Provisioning Ship.

2.30pm: Escort and prisoner returned.

5.30pm: One fireman returned from Hospital.

6.0pm: Canteen and Patrol party left.

8.45pm: Stopped coaling for the night.

10.30pm: Canteen and patrol party returned.


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29 November 1914

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[No 2 Coaling Shed Gibraltar]

7.30am: Commenced coaling.

8.45am: Landed RC Church party.

9.25am: Landed Church party to HMS “Vengeance”.

4.30pm: Stopped coaling.

5.10pm: Landed Patrol.

7.0pm: Canteen and Patrol landed.

9.30pm: Patrol returned.

10.30pm: Canteen party and Patrol returned.


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30 November 1914

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[No 2 Coaling Shed Gibraltar]

7.30am: Commenced coaling ship.

9.0am: Coal on board 2966 tons.

4.30pm: Shore leave party landed (Special leave).

5.30pm: Ceased coaling for the day. 3339 Tons. 5.35pm: Landed Shore patrol.

7.0pm: Landed Canteen party and picket.

10.30pm: Canteen party and escort returned.


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LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1914


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for December 1914]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed by Navigating Officer, as before]

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[Page with data on distances runs and coal expended, shown as “Previous Record 28.5.14”. Ordinary speed or consumption exceeded: As required by Vice Admiral Service [?] in which ship is employed. Signed by Captain (as before), January 1st 1915]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before except Error of Mercurial Barometer now shown as .01 Too Low and Thermometers for Air Temperature just AC Cossor & Son, London, No 7898]


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1 December 1914

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[No 2 Coaling Shed Gibraltar]

7.30am: Commenced coaling.

10.0am: Escort left for Central Police Station for 4 prisoners.

3.15pm: Finished coaling.

7.0pm: Canteen party and patrol landed.

9.0pm: Completed provisioning ship.

10.0pm: Canteen and Patrol party returned.


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2 December 1914

At Gibraltar [and at Sea]

Lat 35.82, Long -6.06

[No 2 Coaling Shed Gibraltar]

6.45am: Hands mustered and standing by to cast off ship.

7.55am: Tugs arrived. 8.7am: Let go all lines.

8.33am: Turned ship and proceeded out of harbour. 8.40am: Half Speed, 12 Knots.

9.8am: Carrero Point abeam distance 1.5 miles off.

9.19am: Altered course to S68W.

9.50am: Altered course to S81W. 10.5am: Tarifa abeam distance 3.5 miles, altered course S87W.

11.30am: Cape Spartel abeam 3.5 miles off.

4.0pm: General quarters. Ammunition supplied to guns.

4.40pm: All guns loaded for the night.

6.0pm: Darkened ship.

10.50pm: Increased speed to 13 Knots.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 20 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Spartel S82E, Distant 7 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 725 tons; Oil 195 gallons. Coal received at Gibraltar 3590 tons]


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3 December 1914

From Gibraltar [at Sea]

Lat 34.24, Long -11.44

8.45am: Quarters. 9.30am: Out target.

10.20am: Ceased firing. 10.30am: Target on board. 10.31am: Half Speed 13 Knots.

0.48pm: Altered course to S89W.

4.30pm: Evening quarters. Fire drill exercised.

7.0pm: Mustered night duty gun’s crews.

[Course and Distance made good: S 70 17.5 W, 282 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Funchal S 70 40.5 W, 290 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 4172 tons]


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4 December 1914

From Gibraltar [to Madeira]

Lat 32.63, Long -16.85

4.10am: Sighted a cruiser on port bow. 4.12am: Engines full speed, observed as HMS “Argonaut”. Engines placed at half speed 13 Knots.

8.40am: Cima Island [Ilheu de Cima] abeam. 8.45am: Altered course S89W.

10.30am: Sighted HMS “Amphitrite”.

0.22pm: Stopped ship off Funchal. 0.30pm: Motor boat left ship for shore.

1.20pm: Motor boat returned with mails, and left for SS “Saxon” with mails.

2.0pm: Motor boat returned and hoisted.

4.35pm: Sea boat left ship for Flagship, with Captain.

6.5pm: Sea boat returned with Captain. 6.7pm: Boat hoisted and proceeded on course S18W, Speed 10 knots.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 287 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Off Funchal]

[Note: There were a number of British ships named “Saxon” at this time, the most likely was built in Belfast in 1900 and owned by Union-Castle Mail Steamship Company (listed here as Saxon (4)); she was scrapped in 1935.]


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5 December 1914

From Gibraltar [off Madeira]

Lat 32.64, Long -16.90 [estimated]

1.30am: Altered course N18E.

9.20am: Stopped. 9.35am: Motor boat left Ship for shore.

11.30am: Motor boat returned.

0.15pm: Motor boat hoisted.

1.12pm: Received orders from Flagship to proceed, altered course to South. 1.15pm: Altered course to S5E.

[Course and Distance made good: Patrolling off Madeira]

[True Bearing and Distance: Stopped at Funchal]


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6 December 1914

From Gibraltar [at Sea and Canary Islands]

Lat 28.37, Long -15.43

2.28am: Altered course to S10W. Salvage Islands bore S85W, 1.5 miles.

10.23am: Observed Isleta Light House S6W, altered course to South.

1.12pm: Stopped off Las Palmas.

1.28pm: British Consul alongside.

[Course and Distance made good: Southerly 274 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Isleta Light House S15W]


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7 December 1914

From Gibraltar [and off Tenerife]

Lat 28.48, Long -16.23 [estimated]

1.30am: Altered course N86W, increased speed to 9 Knots.

9.7am: Altered course to N73W, Half speed, 12 Knots.

10.25am: Stopped off Santa Cruz.

10.55am: HMB Consul boarded.

1.0pm: Proceeded S66E, 10 Knots. 1.20pm: Stopped.

8.5pm: Set course S45E. Speed 10 Knots.

9.40pm: Set course N71W. Speed 8 Knots. 9.50pm: Anaga Point abeam distant 3 miles.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 136 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Santa Cruz Teneriffe]

[Weather fine and quiet, noon temperature 65F, sea temperature 67F]


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8 December 1914

From Gibraltar [at Canary Islands]

Lat 28.44, Long -17.77

6.12am: Stopped ship.

7.30am: Engines Half Speed ahead 8 Knots.

8.15am: Stop. 8.40am: Half Speed, 8 Knots, proceeding to Santa Cruz, Palma Island.

9.43am: Stopped off Santa Cruz. HBM Consul visited ship.

11.0am: HBM Consul departed. 11.4am: Half speed, 18 Knots. 11.20am: Set Course S30W.

11.59am: Fuencaliente abeam 4 miles off.

1.0pm: Full speed. 1.32pm: Altered course to S62W. 1.35pm: Half speed. 18 Knots, various courses searching Hierro Island.

3.45pm: Altered course to N71E for Gomera Island.

5.55pm: Altered course to S55E.

6.54pm: Set course S54E. Speed reduced to 12 Knots.

8.28pm: Rasca Point abeam 2.5 miles off.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 105 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Port Nuevo N75W, 4.5 miles]


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9 December 1914

From Gibraltar

Lat 28.56, Long -13.78

1.33am: Maspalomas Light abeam 7.5 miles off. 1.48am: Altered course to S89E.

6.35am: Altered course to N55E.

7.25am: Altered course to S85E.

8.3am: Increased speed to 13 Knots, altered course to N72E.

2.55pm: Point Ancones abeam 2 miles off.

4.10pm: East Rock abeam 3.25 miles off. 4.15pm: Altered course to N28W, reduced speed to 10 Knots.

5.0pm: Altered course to S71W, reduced speed to 8 knots. West Rock abeam 2 miles off.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 330 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Agua Point S59W, 2.5 miles]


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10 December 1914

From Gibraltar [and at Las Palmas, Gran Canaria]

Lat 28.13, Long -15.41 [estimated]

6.30am: Stop.

7.24am: Proceeded towards Anchorage.

[Log Landed]

7.45am: Half speed, 12 Knots. 7.54am: Stop. 7.58am: Let go anchor in 18 fathoms water and 60 fathoms cables.

[Anchored Las Palmas]

8.45am: Quarters.

9.30am: British Consul arrived on board.

1.35pm: Motor boat hoisted.

3.20pm: Spanish authorities visited ship.

6.30pm: Hove short. 6.35pm: Anchor aweigh. Half speed 8 Knots. 6.40pm: Set Course East. 7.0pm: Altered course N45E.

8.30pm: Mustered sea boats crews, also guns crews.


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11 December 1914

From Gibraltar [at Santa Cruz Tenerife]

Lat 28.47, Long -16.08

1.0am: Altered course to S86W.

5.0am: Exercised night duty guns crews.

5.30am: Isleta abeam distant 25 miles.

7.30am: Altered course to N71W.

9.10am: Stopped. 9.30am: Dropped target.

10.30am: Picked up target and proceeded to Santa Cruz.

10.50am: Stopped off Santa Cruz ‒ Breakwater.

0.30pm: Motorboat proceeded ashore with Captain.

0.45pm: Captain returned.

1.0pm: Motor boat left with mails.

2.45pm: Motor boat returned and hoisted. Engines Half speed ahead.

3.18pm: Stopped.

4.40pm: Boat drill carried out.

5.15pm: Guns loaded and ready for the night.

6.0pm: Half speed 7 Knots. 6.10pm: Set Course S64E.

6.43pm: Antequerra Point abeam. 6.45pm: Darkened ship.

7.20pm: Guns crews mustered.

[True Bearing and Distance: At Santa Cruz Teneriffe]


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12 December 1914

From Gibraltar [at Sea off Canary Islands]

Lat 28.13, Long -14.22

0.45am: Isleta Light bore S45W, altered course to S46E.

4.5am: Observed Gandia Light S71E (Compass). 4.15am: Speed 8 Knots. Exercised night duty guns crews.

6.24am: Gandia abeam 7.5 miles off.

7.3am: Stopped ship. 7.12am: Half speed.

8.20am: Speed 10 Knots approaching anchorage. 8.25am: Stop. 8.33am: Let go anchor.

8.40am: Brought up with 45 fathoms cable in 12.5 fathoms water.

10.15am: Boats left ship for sand.

2.15pm: Three boats returned to shore for sand.

5.45pm: All boats hoisted, rang stand by and commenced to heave away. 5.57pm: Anchor up and proceeded at Half speed 8 Knots.

6.15pm: Set course S47W.

7.10pm: Gandia Point abeam 11 miles off.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 146 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Norro Canarios [?] N6E, 1.25 miles]


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13 December 1914

From Gibraltar [at Sea and Las Palmas, Gran Canaria]

Lat 28.14, Long -15.42 [estimated]

3.0am: Altered course to N1W.

6.35am: Altered course to N28E, Speed 14 Knots.

8.5am: Altered course to N17E, 8 Knots.

10.55am: Altered course to S79W. Courses various Entering La Luz Harbour.

0.35pm: Boat with British Consul arrived alongside.

3.50pm: British Consul left ship.

4.5pm: Proceeded to Position off harbour.

[True Bearing and Distance: Las Palmas]

[Weather overcast or fine, light winds, noon temperature 65F, sea temperature 66F]


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14 December 1914

From Gibraltar [off and at Las Palmas, Gran Canaria]

Lat 28.13, Long -15.42 [estimated]

[Log Landed. Vessel Stopped]

7.15am: Engines Half speed ahead 10 Knots. Set Course N53W.

8.30am: Stopped off Flagship “Amphitrite” La Luz Harbour.

9.30am: Motor boat left for Flagship.

[Off La Luz Harbour]

0.15pm: Motor boat returned to ship and hoisted.

1.40pm: “Amphitrite’s” boat alongside.

2.20pm: Boat left.

4.30pm: General quarters. 4.45pm: All guns loaded and ready for the night.

6.0pm: Half speed 10 Knots. 6.10pm: Stopped. 6.20pm: 8 Knots, Set course N10E.

6.35pm: Isleta Point abeam 2 miles off. 6.45pm: Darkened ship.

11.30pm: Altered course to S61W. 11.45pm: Speed 8.5 Knots.


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15 December 1914

From Gibraltar [off Canary Islands]

Lat 28.30, Long -15.02

3.10am: Anaga Point abeam 19 miles off.

6.5am: Stopped ship.

7.20am: Observed HMS “Amphitrite”. Half Speed to rendezvous.

8.0am: Set Course N85E. 8.5am: Altered course to N50W.

9.30am: Commenced manoeuvring with “Amphitrite”.

10.40am: Finished tactics. 10.45am: Altered course to N82E, Speed 10 Knots.

0.30pm: Altered course to N38W.

2.5pm: Stopped ship and sent boat to “Amphitrite”.

4.5pm: Flagship signalled away all boats, and pull around Flag.

5.5pm: All boats returned and hoisted, evolutions finished. 5.12pm: Proceeded to keep station with Flag, S25W, 10 Knots.

6.40pm: Altered course to S55W. 6.50pm: Abona Point abeam 5.5 miles.

8.18pm: Rasca Point abeam 8 miles off.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 142 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Anaga Point N16W, 16 miles]


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16 December 1914

From Gibraltar [and at Santa Cruz, La Palma]

Lat 28.67, Long -17.75 [estimated]

0.4am: Altered course to N20W.

7.30am: Altered course to N35E, 8 Knots. Sighted HMS “Amphitrite”.

10.38am: Altered course to N18W, 14 Knots.

11.45am: Slowed down approaching Santa Cruz (Palma Island). 11.48am: Stopped, sent boat ashore.

0.40pm: Half speed, 10 Knots.

4.0pm: Away sea boats crew and out collision mats. 4.30pm: Evolution finished.

5.0pm: All guns loaded and ready for the night. Proceeded 12 Knots. Keeping station with Flagship.

5.15pm: Altered course to N76W. 5.45pm: Altered course to N17W, speed 8 knots.

6.30pm: Proceeded to take up night cruising station. Set Course N10W.

7.0pm: Darkened ship.

8.30pm: Exercised search lights.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 170 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: End of Breakwater West, distant 0.5 miles]

[Noon Position] [Santa Cruz Harbour, Palma]


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17 December 1914

From Gibraltar [Patrolling off Palma Island]

Lat 28.75, Long -18.08

2.30am: Altered course to S10E.

7.44am: Altered course to S66E. Speed 10 Knots.

8.45am: Sent sea boat to Flagship.

9.15am: Boat returned and hoisted.

10.25am: Commenced firing 6 inch.

11.25am: Finished firing, guns secured.

0.20pm: Altered course to NE.

3.30pm: Took station with Flagship and exercised general quarters.

4.38pm: Parted company with Flagship, altered course to S56E, 9 Knots.

[Course and Distance made good: Patrolling off Palma Island with Flagship]


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18 December 1914

From Gibraltar [patrolling off Canary Islands]

Lat 28.43, Long -16.22

0.15am: Reduced speed to 8 Knots. 0.20am: Altered course to S55E.

5.26am: Anaga Point abeam 6 miles off.

6.55am: Altered course to S80W. 7.17am: Altered course to N80W. 7.34am: Stopped.

9.45am: Half Speed. 10.0am: Stopped off Santa Cruz Teneriffe.

1.15pm: British Consul boarded ship. 1.25pm: Proceeded towards Las Palmas, speed 15 Knots.

4.30pm: Altered course to S64E.

5.20pm: Gave chase to Norwegian SS “Otto”.

6.15pm: Signalled her to stop. 6.26pm: Stopped and proceeded to board her.

6.45pm: Ordered her to proceed. 6.55pm: Sea boat returned and hoisted. 7.0pm: Proceeded to Las Palmas.

7.30pm: Stopped and landed Consul.

8.15pm: Proceeded half speed 9 Knots, towards Fuertaventura [Fuerteventura] Island.

[Course and Distance made good: Patrolling Santa Cruz Teneriffe]

[Note: Attempts to find a Norwegian steamship named “Otto” at this date have not been successful. It is more likely that this was SS “Otta”, built in Sunderland in 1899 for LW Hansen of Bergen (listed here as number 51 for 1899).]


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19 December 1914

From Gibraltar [off Canary Islands]

Lat 28.08, Long -14.22

2.15am: Altered course to N58E.

7.0am: Gandia [Jandia] Point abeam 11 miles off. Increased speed to 12 Knots. 7.10am: Altered course to N36E, approaching Anchorage.

7.58am: Stopped and anchored in 15 fathoms water, 45 fathoms cable.

5.0pm: Commenced to weigh anchor.

5.25pm: Anchor aweigh, proceed, Half speed 9 Knots. 5.38pm: Set course East, 10 Knots.

9.35pm: Point Catras Light abeam, 4 miles off.

11.50pm: Port Naos Light abeam 4 miles off.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 180 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Anchored off Fuerteventura Island]


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20 December 1914

From Gibraltar [at Sea]

Lat 30.38, Long -14.30

1.0am: Exercised night duty guns crews.

2.45am: East Rock bore N30W.

5.35am: Allegranza Light abeam 12 miles off.

8.45am: Quarters. 9.30am: Divisions.

4.30pm: Evening quarters.

4.45pm: All guns loaded and ready for the night.

6.45pm: Darkened ship.

10.35pm: Altered course to N34W. Speed 10 Knots.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 198 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Funchal N45.5W, 189 miles]


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21 December 1914

From Gibraltar [to and at Madeira]

Lat 32.64, Long -16.90 [estimated]

6.40am: Altered course to North.

9.5am: Stopped off Funchal. 9.15am: Sea boat left for Flagship. 9.20am: Motor Boat left for shore.

11.15am: Sea boat returned and hoisted.

11.50am: Motor boat returned and hoisted.

Noon: Full speed ahead 12 Knots.

0.22pm: Altered course to N86E.

1.24pm: Fore Island Light House abeam 3.75 miles off.

3.33pm: Port Santo Light House abeam 16 miles off.

[Course and Distance made good: Funchal Madeira]


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22 December 1914

From Gibraltar [at Sea]

Lat 34.18, Long -11.48

11.50am: Altered course to N54E Russian steamer.

0.5pm: Resumed course N86E, speed 13 Knots.

[True Bearing and Distance made good: N70.5E, Cape Spartel, 289 miles]

[Course and Distance: N 70 51 E, 284 miles]


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23 December 1914

From [and at] Gibraltar

Lat 36.14, Long -5.37 [estimated]

4.23am: Heavy rain squall, stopped ship and started whistle. 4.30am: Weather cleared, proceeded 15 Knots.

7.55am: Altered course to N75E.

9.45am: Cape Spartel abeam 3 miles off.

11.0am: Altered course to N62E.

0.5pm: Let go Anchor in 28 Fathoms Water, 90 Fathoms cable. 0.18pm: Finished with Engines.

[Anchored off Breakwater (Detached Mole). Bearings Magnetic: N61E North End, S64E South End]

2.0pm: Escort and prisoner left for detention barracks.

6.50pm: Sea boat returned with escort.


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24 December 1914

From [and at] Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36 [estimated]

[Anchored off Detached Mole]

8.48am: Commenced heaving up Anchor. 8.55am: Anchor up and proceeded to berth.

[Proceeded into Harbour]

9.50am: Vessel fast in No 3 Berth. 9.55am: Finished with Engines.

0.10pm: Commenced coaling ship.

[No 3 Coaling Berth Gibraltar]

1.40pm: Hands employed painting ship.

4.30pm: Ceased coaling.

5.0pm: General leave given to Starboard Watch.

5.15pm: One RNR rating joined ship from detention barracks.

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1903 tons; Oil 173 gallons]


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25 December 1914

From [and at] Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[No 3 Coaling Shed Gibraltar]

8.45am: Roman Catholics Landed.

9.45am: Wesleyans etc landed.

11.45am: Church party returned.

4.15pm: Patrol landed.

9.30pm: Escort landed to Picket House.

10.50pm: Escort and prisoner returned on board.


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26 December 1914

From [and at] Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[No 3 Coaling Shed Gibraltar]

7.30am: Commenced coaling.

1.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch until 7.30am on Monday [on this Saturday].

4.0pm: Landed Patrol.

6.0pm: Stopped coaling.

9.15pm: Patrol landed Marines and NC.

10.45pm: Escort and 4 prisoners returned on board.


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27 December 1914

From [and at] Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[No 3 Coaling Shed Gibraltar]

7.45am: Commenced coaling.

8.45am: Landed Church Party.

0.15pm: Church Parties returned. 0.40pm: Patrols returned.

5.0pm: Landed Patrol.

11.30pm: Patrol returned.

[Weather fine and quiet, noon temperature 55F]


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28 December 1914

From [and at] Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[No 3 Coaling Shed Gibraltar]

7.30am: Liberty men returned. Commenced coaling.

9.0am: Landed Patrol.

4.30pm: Ceased coaling ship.

5.0pm: Starboard watch granted leave.

7.30pm: Landed Patrol.

10.0pm: Liberty men returned.


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29 December 1914

From [and at] Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[No 3 Coaling Shed Gibraltar]

0.15am: Patrol returned on board.

8.30am: Discharged one Stoker to the SS “Heapwell” [probably Reapwell].

9.15am: Landed escort.

10.0am: Escort returned.

11.0am: Picket House party returned.

4.30pm: Ceased coaling.

5.0pm: Special leave to Port Watch. 5.15pm: Two RNR ratings joined ship from Hospital.

5.35pm: Landed Patrol.

Midnight: Patrol returned.

[Note: SS “Reapwell” was a British cargo ship built in Sunderland in 1900 as SS “Shirley” for Houlder, Middleton & Company; she was sold to Roth Brothers London in 1913 and renamed “Reapwell”; she was sold to Maritime Investments Ltd (Moss Tankers ‒ listed here) in 1915; she was to be sunk by a German submarine in the Mediterranean in November 1916.]


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30 December 1914

From [and at] Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[No 3 Coaling Shed Gibraltar]

[Nothing much happening today; all log entries shown as example]

4.0am, 8.0am and Noon: Signal books correct.

6.15am: Hands called.

6.45am: Hands mustered and Employed.

4.0pm, 8.0pm and Midnight: Signal books correct.

5.0pm: Starboard Watch granted leave.


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31 December 1914

From [and at] Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[No 3 Coaling Shed Gibraltar]

9.50am: Landed escort.

10.20am: Escort returned with prisoner.

4.45pm: Landed Liberty men.

5.10pm: Landed Patrol.

11.50pm: Patrol returned.


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LOGS FOR JANUARY 1915


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for January 1915]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed by Navigating Officer, as before]

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[Page with data on distances run and coal expended, shown as “28.5.14 Previous Record”. Ordinary speed and consumption exceeded: As requisite for service ordered. Signed by Captain Kemp and AGHW Moore. HMS “Amphitrite” 10 February 1915. [Signed] F Main Engineer Commander HMS Amphitrite. HMS “Europa” 24th March 1915. [Signed] AGHW Moore, Rear Admiral Commanding Cruiser Force I]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before except that Thermometers for Sea Temperature now includes No 7899 (as well as 7898)]


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1 January 1915

From [and at] Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[No 3 Coaling Shed Gibraltar]

7.30am: Liberty men returned.

4.45pm: Granted leave to Starboard Watch.

5.0pm: One PO joined ship from Hospital.

10.0pm: Liberty men returned from leave.

[Squally south westerly wind force 5 or 6 from noon, with rain. Noon temperature 55F]


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2 January 1915

From [and at] Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[No 3 Coaling Shed Gibraltar]

[Nothing of note in log ‒ a quiet day in port. Squally south westerly wind force 7 in am, force 5 or 6 in pm, with rain on and off]


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3 January 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[No 3 Coaling Shed Gibraltar]

8.45am: Church parties left ship.

9.30am: Divisions.

0.15pm: Church parties returned.

5.0pm: Liberty men landed.

10.0pm: Liberty men returned.

[Another squally wet day in port]


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4 January 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[No 3 Coaling Shed Gibraltar]

2.0pm: Prisoner and Escort left ship for Detention Barracks.

4.0pm: Escort returned.

5.0pm: Leave to Port Watch till 10pm. 5.10pm: Landed Patrol.

10.0pm: Port Watch returned.

11.20pm: Patrol returned.


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5 January 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[No 3 Coaling Shed Gibraltar]

8.50am: Hands sent to clean Picket House.

11.45am: Picket House party returned.

5.0pm: Leave granted to Starboard Watch till 10pm. 5.10pm: Landed Patrol.

10.0pm: Starboard Watch returned.

11.45pm: Patrol returned.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 9000 lbs, Vegetables 25322 lbs, Bread None]


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6 January 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[No 3 Coaling Shed Gibraltar]

[Another quiet day in port; all log entries shown here as example]

4.0am, 8.0am and Noon: Signal books correct.

6.15am: Called Hands. 6.45am: Hands mustered and Employed.

4.0pm, 8.0pm and Midnight: Signal books correct.

5.0pm: Landed liberty men. 5.10pm: Patrol landed.

10.0pm: Liberty men returned.


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7 January 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[No 3 Coaling Shed Gibraltar]

[Another uneventful day in port]


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8 January 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[No 3 Coaling Shed Gibraltar]

9.0am: Party sent to clean Picket House.

11.30am: Picket House party returned.


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9 January 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[No 3 Coaling Shed Gibraltar]

11.45am: HMS “Carmania” sailed.


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10 January 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[No 3 Coaling Shed Gibraltar]

8.45am: Landed Church party.


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11 January 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[No 3 Coaling Shed Gibraltar]

9.0am: Landed Party to clean Picket House.

0.25pm: Picket House party returned.

[Draft Leaving: Aft 27 feet 9 inches, Forward 29 feet 5 inches. Same draft after coaling]

1.30pm: Hands singled up moorings.

1.40pm: Cooks and Stewards discharged to HMS “Cormorant”. Brow landed.

1.50pm: Cast off from Quay, tugs assisted in turning ship.

2.10pm: Ship turned and proceeded. 2.20pm: Passed out of Breakwater and exercised action. 2.27pm: Half speed 17 Knots.

3.0pm: Canero Point abeam distance 3 miles off. Course Set S75W. Streamed Patent Log.

3.40pm: Tarifa Point abeam 2.5 miles off.

5.0pm: Cape Spartel abeam 5 miles off.

10.0pm: Mustered night duty guns crews.

[Coal received Gibraltar 2610 tons. Fuel Remaining: Coal 1242 + Received 2610 = 3852 tons]


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12 January 1915

From Gibraltar [at Sea]

Lat 34.07, Long -12.07

9.30am: Divisions.

1.0pm: Altered course to S88W.

4.30pm: Evening Quarters, fire drill exercised.

4.50pm: Guns loaded and ready for the night.

9.0pm: Mustered night duty gun’s crews.

[Course and Distance made good: S70W, 354 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Funchal S70.5W, 256.5 miles]


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13 January 1915

From Gibraltar [and at Funchal, Madeira]

Lat 32.64, Long -16.91 [estimated]

2.30am: Altered course to N88W.

4.2am: Engines slow. 4.5am: Stop.

7.26am: Engines half speed ahead approaching Funchal Harbour.

8.2am: Stopped off Funchal, sent sea boat away to Consulate for Mail.

[Stopped off Funchal Madeira]

9.30am: Divisions.

0.10pm: Sea boat returned. 0.24pm: Sea boat hoisted, vessel proceeded half speed, 14.5 knots. Course Set S10W.

5.0pm: All guns loaded and ready for the night.

7.0pm: Darkened ship.

11.20pm: Altered course to South.

[Noon position] [Funchal Harbour Madeira]


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14 January 1915

From Gibraltar [at Sea]

Lat 27.48, Long -15.75

3.30am: Huaga Point bore S10W.

5.40am: Huaga Point abeam 5 miles off. 5.45am: Altered course to S8W. Increased speed to 16.5 Knots.

8.0am: Stopped, met Flagship. 8.10am: Sent sea boat to “Argonaut”.

8.50am: Sea boat returned and hoisted. 8.55am: Half speed 10 Knots. Set course South.

1.5pm: Altered course to N72W.

2.55pm: Altered course to S72E.

6.40pm: Altered course to N72W.

11.0pm: Altered course to S72E.

[Course and Distance made good: Southerly 312 miles]


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15 January 1915

From Gibraltar [at Canary Islands]

Lat 27.52, Long -15.53

3.0am: Altered course to N72W.

7.0am: Altered course to S72E.

9.20am: Altered course to N75E. 9.30am: Exercised guns crews.

10.30am: Stopped and sent away sea boat’s crew to examine Spanish Steamer.

11.20am: Boat returned and hoisted. Half speed 10 Knots.

0.45pm: Altered course to S2W to intercept Spanish Steamer.

1.30pm: Altered course to N72W.

3.55pm: Stopped and dropped target.

4.35pm: Secure and proceeded to pick up target.

5.5pm: Target on board, proceeded on Patrol.

11.0pm: Altered course to N19E.

[Course and Distance made good: Patrolling South of Gran Canaria]

[True Bearing and Distance: Maspalomas Point N11W, 13 miles]


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16 January 1915

From Gibraltar [Patrolling off Canary Islands]

Lat 28.03, Long -15.28

3.0am: Isleta Light bore N20W.

7.5am: Altered course to S83W.

9.45am: Stopped off Las Palmas. 9.55am: British Consul arrived on board.

10.55am: British Consul departed, proceeded Half speed 8 Knots, S47E.

11.15am: Altered course to S15E. 11.28am: Half speed 10 Knots.

0.25pm: Set Course S24W. Log set.

1.55pm: Altered course to intercept steamer.

5.10pm: Sighted vessel and proceeded towards her.

6.0pm: Stopped and sent away sea boat to examine SS “Heemskerck” of Rotterdam.

6.40pm: Boat returned. Allowed vessel to proceed. Boat hoisted. 6.50pm: Set Course N72W, Half speed 8 Knots.

[Course and Distance made good: Various Patrolling]

[True Bearing and Distance: Areynaga Point [Punta Arinaga] S27W, 10 miles]

[Note: SS “Heemskerck” was a Dutch cargo ship built in The Netherlands in 1902 and owned by Stoomvaart Maatschappij Tromp, Rotterdam; she was sold to a Norwegian company in September 1915 and renamed “Anna Fostenes”, she changed hands again in November 1916 and was to be sunk in the North Sea in April 1917 with the loss of 8 lives (more details here).]


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17 January 1915

From Gibraltar [Patrolling off Canary Islands]

Lat 28.37, Long -16.20

8.45am: Altered course N67W. Quarters.

9.45am: Stopped off Santa Cruz.

10.30am: British Vice Consul visited ship.

11.10am: Consul left. 11.11am: Proceeded Half speed 8 Knots. Set course S12W.

10.50pm: Maspalomas Light abeam distant 16 miles.

[Course and Distance made good: Various Patrolling]

[True Bearing and Distance: Point Abona Teneriffe S45W, 17 miles]


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18 January 1915

From Gibraltar [Patrolling off Canary Islands]

Lat 27.37, Long -15.50

1.10am: Maspalomas abeam.

5.0am: Altered course to S72E.

9.30am: General Quarters. Hands out target.

10.35am: Finished target practice, in target, altered course to S48E.

1.0pm: Altered course to N72W.

6.0pm: Altered course to S72E.

7.15pm: Darkened ship.

10.0pm: Maspalomas Light abeam.

[Course and Distance made good: Patrolling South of Gran Canaria]

[True Bearing and Distance: Maspalomas Point N11W, 22 miles]


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19 January 1915

From Gibraltar [Patrolling off Canary Islands]

Lat 28.11, Long -15.38

3.5am: Maspalomas Light abeam.

10.15am: Stopped ship and dropped Starboard Anchor.

10.45am: Consul’s boat arrived alongside.

[Las Palmas, Gran Canaria]

11.20am: British Consul left. Weighed anchor and proceeded.

1.50pm: Areynaga Point abeam 3.5 miles off.

3.0pm: Maspalomas Point abeam 4.5 miles off.

5.5pm: Communicated with HMS “Amphitrite” by boat.

5.45pm: Boat returned and hoisted and proceeded to Patrol South of Teneriffe.

[Course and Distance made good: Various Patrolling South of Gran Canaria]

[True Bearing and Distance: Guiamar Point [probably Punta Jinamar] S10W, 4.5 miles]


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20 January 1915

From Gibraltar [Patrolling off Canary Islands]

Lat 27.85, Long -16.87

2.10pm: Rasca Point abeam 2.5 miles off.

3.40pm: Rasca Point abeam 4.5 miles off.

6.43pm: Rasca Point abeam 7 miles off.

11.32pm: Rasca Point abeam.

[Course and Distance made good: Patrolling South of Teneriffe]

[True Bearing and Distance: Rasca Point N43E, 13 miles]

[North easterly wind force 6 in am, force 5 in pm, sea mostly rough, weather fine, noon temperature 62F, sea temperature 64F]


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21 January 1915

From Gibraltar [Patrolling off Canary Islands]

Lat 28.03, Long -15.31

6.50am: Sardina Point abeam 4.5 miles off.

9.8am: Isleta Light House abeam 3 miles off.

9.25am: Increased speed to 10 Knots, altered course to S5E. Courses various approaching Harbour.

10.15am: Stopped off Las Palmas. British Consul visited vessel.

10.45am: Consul left, vessel proceeded 8 Knots to Patrol, S22E.

5.30pm: Maspalomas Light abeam 13 miles off.

[Course and Distance made good: Patrolling South of Teneriffe]

[True Bearing and Distance: Melenera [Melenara] Point S51W, 3 miles]


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22 January 1915

From Gibraltar [Patrolling off Canary Islands]

Lat 27.50, Long -15.50

3.50am: Maspalomas Light abeam 14 miles.

8.55am: Ordered SS Don Emilio to stop and sent away sea boat.

9.50am: Sea boat returned and allowed “Don Emilio” to proceed. Proceeded on course N72W, 8 Knots.

3.20pm: Altered course S21E approaching steamer.

4.15pm: Signalled SS “Ariadne Irene”, allowed her to proceed.

9.20pm: Maspalomas Light abeam 12 miles off.

[Course and Distance made good: Patrolling South of Gran Canaria]

[True Bearing and Distance: Areynaga Point N2E, 22 miles]

[Note: SS “Don Emilio” was a British cargo ship built in Sunderland in 1906 and owned by The Buenos Ayres and Pacific Railway Company; she was to be sunk by a German submarine in July 1917 off the Shetland Islands.

SS “Ariadne Irene” was a British cargo ship built in Sunderland in 1913 and owned by Ariadne Steamship Company; she was sold to another British company in 1923 and renamed “Pentwyn”; from 1932 to 1933 she was under unknown ownership and was known as “Gerontas”; in 1933 she was sold to a Greek company (Carras Brothers) and renamed “Alexandra”; she was badly damaged and was then broken up in 1947.]


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23 January 1915

From Gibraltar [Patrolling off Canary Islands]

Lat 27.58, Long -15.80

[Nothing of note in log as Calgarian patrols to and fro]

[Course and Distance made good: Patrolling South of Gran Canaria]

[True Bearing and Distance: Maspalomas Point N55E, 15 miles]


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24 January 1915

From Gibraltar [Patrolling off Canary Islands]

Lat 28.17, Long -15.33

4.53am: Areynaga Light abeam 3 miles off.

9.10am: Half speed 10 Knots. Proceeding into Las Palmas.

10.0am: Arrived. 10.30am: Consul boarded.

11.10am: Consul left. 11.15am: Half speed ahead.

1.25pm: Stopped.

2.50pm: Half speed ahead 15 Knots. Closing SS “Isle de Paney” [Isla de Panay].

3.50pm: Stopped and sent away sea boat.

4.50pm: Sea boat returned, allowed SS to proceed. 5.0pm: Proceeded on S9W, 8 Knots.

7.20pm: Areynaga Point abeam.

[Course and Distance made good: Patrolling South of Gran Canaria]

[True Bearing and Distance: Isleta Light House N67W, 5 miles]

[Note: SS “Isla de Panay” was a Spanish cargo ship built in Scotland in 1882 and originally owned by Tabacalera Steamship Company, Barcelona; from 1888 she was owned by Compania Trasatlantica Espagnola, Barcelona; she was to be wrecked off the west coast of Africa in 1929.]


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25 January 1915

From Gibraltar [Patrolling off Canary Islands]

Lat 27.45, Long -15.58

5.0am: Maspalomas abeam 13.5 miles off.

9.30am: Stopped ship, and dropped two targets.

10.45am: Target practice finished, took targets on board and continued Patrol.

4.30pm: Altered course to close steamer. Evening Quarters. 4.50pm: All guns loaded and ready for the night.

10.50pm: Maspalomas abeam 10 miles off.

[Course and Distance made good: Patrolling South of Gran Canaria]

[True Bearing and Distance: Areynaga Point N2E, 22 miles]


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26 January 1915

From Gibraltar [Patrolling off Canary Islands]

Lat 27.53, Long -15.73

2.55am: Maspalomas abeam 11 miles off.

9.30am: Dropped two targets.

11.40am: Picked up targets.

1.0pm: Vessel stopped. Engineers overhauling steering gear.

5.15pm: Increased speed to close steamer.

6.20pm: Observed SS to be British vessel “Conway” of Newcastle [Conway (2) listed here].

11.55pm: Isleta Light abeam 25 miles off.

[Course and Distance made good: Patrolling South of Gran Canaria]

[True Bearing and Distance: Maspalomas Point N42E, 14 miles]

[Note: SS “Conway” was a British cargo ship built in UK in 1904 and owned by Royal Mail Steam Packet Company, Newcastle; she was sold to Pentwyn Steamship Company in 1930 and renamed “Pentusker”; she was sold to a Chinese company and renamed “Dah Sun” in 1935; in 1938 she went to a Greek company and became “Pipina”; she returned to Chinese ownership in 1947 and became “Dah Sun” again; her final fate is in doubt (as of 1958) (more details here).]


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27 January 1915

From Gibraltar [at Sea]

Lat 28.77, Long -13.77

1.53am: Gandia Light abeam 17 miles off.

4.27am: Gandia Light abeam 5 miles.

7.50am: Closed with steamer, allowed her to proceed after boarding her.

0.55pm: Port Noas abeam.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 192 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Martino Point S74W, 2.75 miles]


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28 January 1915

From Gibraltar [at Sea]

Lat 32.95, Long -9.35

[Nothing of note in log as Calgarian heads north and east]

[Course and Distance made good: Various 345 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Blanco N66E, 33 miles]


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29 January 1915

From [and at] Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36 [estimated]

6.0am: Observed Cape Spartel bearing N69E (Magnetic).

7.40am: Cape Spartel abeam 3 miles off.

8.57am: Tarifa abeam 3 miles off, 8:57 am

9.35am: Canero Point abeam 3 miles off, reduced speed to 10 Knots.

10.12am: Passed into Harbour, stopped Engines and lowered sea boats.

10.27am: Sent lines ashore. 10.45am: Made fast alongside No 5 Berth. 11.15am: Rung off Engines.

1.15pm: Hands employed scrubbing ship’s bottom.

[No 5 Coaling Berth Gibraltar]

pm: Two Midshipmen RNR joined ship from “Argonaut”.

5.0pm: Leave granted to Starboard Watch.

6.0pm: 16 Ratings joined ship from HMS “Sapphire”.

[Draft of water on arrival: 23 feet 2 inches Forward, 27 feet, 10 inches Aft. Same draft before coaling]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1472 tons; Oil 156 gallons]


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30 January 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[No 5 Coaling Berth Gibraltar]

7.30am: Liberty men returned.

1.30pm: Commenced coaling.

1.45pm: Discharged 1 RNR rating to HMS “Cormorant”.

5.0pm: Ceased coaling for the night.


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31 January 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[No 5 Coaling Berth Gibraltar]

8.40am: Resumed coaling.

11.30am: Ceased Coaling.

0.30pm: Resumed coaling.

4.40pm: Special leave granted to Starboard Watch.

[Rain early in day, fine weather in pm, noon temperature 55F]


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LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1915


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for February 1915. Date stamp 7 Apr 1915, Rear-Admiral Commanding 9th Cruiser Squadron]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed by Navigating Officer, as before]

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[Page with details of distances run and coal expended, as before. Ordinary speed or consumption exceeded: As required by the Special Service ships [sic] was employed in. [Signed by Captain Kemp, as before]. HMS “Europa” 13 April 1915. [Signed] HO Andrews, Engineer Commander. HMS Europa 13 April 1915. [Signed] AGHW Moore. Rear-Admiral]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before, though only Thermometer for Air Temperature No 7898 listed]


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1 February 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[No 5 Coaling Berth Gibraltar]

Noon: Coal on board at Noon 1357 Tons.

5.0pm: Ceased coaling. Special leave granted to Port Watch.


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2 February 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[No 5 Coaling Berth Gibraltar]

0.30am: Patrol returned on board.

7.0am: Commenced coaling.

4.10pm: Ceased coaling for the day.

5.15pm: Special leave granted to Starboard Watch. 5.20pm: Landed Patrol.


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3 February 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[No 5 Coaling Berth Gibraltar]

0.15am: Patrol returned.

7.0am: Commenced coaling.

5.0pm: Leave granted to Port Watch. 5.30pm: Landed Patrol.


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4 February 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[No 5 Coaling Berth Gibraltar]

0.20am: Patrol returned to ship.

7.20am: Resumed coaling.

9.0am: Party landed to clean Picket House.

4.45pm: Special leave granted to Starboard Watch. 5.0pm: Landed Patrol.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 9000 lbs, Vegetables 21728 lbs, Bread None]


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5 February 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[No 5 Coaling Berth Gibraltar]

8.45am: Landed Party to clean Picket House.

5.0pm: Special leave granted to Port Watch.

10.0pm: Liberty men returned.


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6 February 1915

From Gibraltar, at Gibraltar

Lat 36.10, Long -5.39 [rough estimate]

[No 5 Coaling Berth Gibraltar]

9.35am: Singled up moorings.

11.5am: Cast off from Quay assisted by Dock Yard tugs. 11.15am: Ship turned and proceeded.

11.28am: Passed out of Inner Harbour, speed 13 Knots, increased to 15 Knots.

[Draft Leaving Gibraltar: 29 feet 9 inches Forward, 27 feet 9 inches Aft]

0.5pm: Altered course to S55W. 0.27pm: Set course to S86W.

1.0pm: Tarifa Light House abeam 3 miles off.

2.25pm: Cape Spartel abeam 4 miles off.

4.30pm: Evening quarters, closed all watertight doors.

4.50pm: All guns loaded and ready for the night.

6.45pm: Darkened ship.


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7 February 1915

From Gibraltar [at Sea]

Lat 34.12, Long -11.63

1.0am: Exercised night duty gun’s crews.

8.45am: Quarters.

1.10pm: Altered course to West.

[Course and Distance made good: N9.5W, 330 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Lorenza Point S72W, 265 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 3809 tons]


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8 February 1915

From Gibraltar [to and at Madeira]

Lat 32.64, Long -16.91 [estimated]

7.15am: Puerto Santo abeam 16.5 miles off.

8.45am: Fora Island Light abeam 4 miles off.

9.40am: Observed HMS “Amphitrite”.

10.15am: Slow approaching Anchorage.

10.50am: Stop and Let go Starboard Anchor in 25 fathoms water and 60 fathoms Chain.

11.0am: Received official visit from Portuguese Cruiser “Adamastor” [listed here].

Noon: Returned visit to Portuguese Cruiser.

3.30pm: Commenced to heave up Anchor. 3.40pm: Anchor up and proceeded half Speed 14 Knots. Set Course S25E.

7.20pm: Darkened ship.

[Distance run through the Water: 281 miles]

[Noon position] [Anchored Funchal Madeira]

[Note: NRP “Adamastor” was a Portuguese Cruiser built in Italy in 1897; she was sent to Portuguese East Africa in 1916; she was decommissioned in 1934 and sold to the Portuguese merchant marine (more details here).]


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9 February 1915

From Gibraltar [at Sea, towards Canary Islands]

Lat 29.21, Long -13.38

4.7pm: Port Cabras abeam 5.5 miles off.

5.40pm: Castle Rock abeam 2 miles off, altered course to S75W.

8.10pm: Gandia Point abeam 13 miles off.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 268 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: East Rock N35E, 4.5 miles]


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10 February 1915

From Gibraltar [and at Gran Canaria]

Lat 28.12, Long -15.41 [estimated]

8.48am: Areynaga Point abeam 5.5 miles.

10.23am: Stopped and let go Starboard Anchor 12 Fathoms water, 60 Fathoms cable.

10.52am: British Consul arrived in board.

11.55am: British Consul departed.

Noon: Commenced to heave up anchor. 0.10pm: Anchor up and proceeded Half speed 10 Knots. 0.20pm: Set Course S25E. Various Courses Chasing Steamer.

1.0pm: Altered course to S25W.

4.20pm: Altered course to N72W. Speed 8 Knots.

[Distance run through the Water: 204 miles]

[Noon position] [Anchored at Las Palmas]

[Anchor Bearings: End of Breakwater N81W (True), Catherdral [Cathedral] S5W, Isleta Light House N10W]


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11 February 1915

From Gibraltar [Patrolling off Canary Islands and at Santa Cruz, Tenerife]

Lat 28.48, Long -16.22 [estimated]

6.35am: Abona Light abeam 11.5 miles off.

10.20am: Slowed down approaching Santa Cruz Harbour. 10.30am: Arrived Santa Cruz. Stopped.

[Santa Cruz Teneriffe]

11.0am: Motor boat left for shore.

0.55pm: Motor boat returned and hoisted. 1.0pm: Proceeded at Half Speed. Courses Various.

1.30pm: Set course S30W.

5.0pm: Rona Point abeam 12.5 miles off, altered course to S88W.

7.0pm: Rasca Point abeam 9 miles off.

[Distance run through the Water: 171 miles]

[Course and Distance made good: Patrolling]

[True Bearing and Distance: End of Breakwater West, distant 1 mile]


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12 February 1915

From Gibraltar [Patrolling off Canary Islands and at Santa Cruz, Tenerife]

Lat 28.48, Long -16.20 [estimated]

1.0am: Altered course to N12E.

10.25am: Santa Cruz abeam 6 miles off. 10.45am: Altered course to S70W.

11.40am: Slow approaching Santa Cruz. 11.50am: Stopped.

Noon: British Consul visited ship.

1.0pm: British Consul left. 1.5pm: Half speed ahead 8 Knots. Course Set S10E.

7.33pm: Sighted supposed wake of a torpedo. 7.35pm: Altered course to S57E, increased speed to 15 Knots.

7.50pm: Closed all watertight doors, increased speed to full. 8.4pm: Altered course to S16E. 8.20pm: Speed 15 knots.

9.20pm: Altered course to S72E.

[Distance run through the Water: 170 miles]

[Course and Distance made good: Patrolling]

[True Bearing and Distance: End of Breakwater West, Distant 1.5 miles]


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13 February 1915

From Gibraltar [Patrolling off Canary Islands]

Lat 28.00, Long -16.50

0.15am: Altered course to N44E.

3.10am: Abona Point abeam 11 miles off.

4.45am: Santa Cruz abeam 12.5 miles off.

5.25am: Anaga Light abeam 13 miles off.

5.40am: Stopped. Steering gear out of order.

8.45am: Quarters. Steering gear correct. 9.0am: Half Speed 14 Knots. Set Course S83W.

10.30am: Altered course to S40W.

0.40pm: Roxa Point abeam distant 2.75 miles, altered course to N89W.

0.35pm: Rasca Point abeam distant 3 miles, altered course to N44W. 0.45pm: Altered course to N10W.

2.0pm: Altered course to S75W. Increased speed to 18 Knots. 2.15pm: Altered course to Captain’s Orders, various rounding Island of Gomera.

4.10pm: Altered course to N23E.

5.0pm: Altered course to S76E.

6.30pm: Altered course to S8E. 6.37pm: Teas Point abeam 6 miles off.

8.25pm: Reduced speed to 10 knots. 8.32pm: Rasca Point abeam 8 miles off, altered course to S40E.

[Distance run through the Water: 213 miles]

[Course and Distance made good: Various Patrolling]

[True Bearing and Distance; Roxa Point bearing N54W, Distant 2.7 miles]

[Weather mostly fine, noon temperature 63F, sea temperature 62F]


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14 February 1915

From Gibraltar [Patrolling off Canary Islands]

Lat 28.03, Long -14.28

6.30am: Engine stopped, ship arrived at Rendezvous.

7.0am: Sighted HMS “Amphitrite” on port bow.

7.5am: Half speed ahead, 10 Knots, closing “Amphitrite”.

7.55am: Engines stopped. 8.0am: Starboard boat sent to “Amphitrite”.

8.15am: Sea boat returned and hoisted. 8.20am: Proceeded on N65E, keeping station on “Amphitrite’s” starboard beam 3 cables, speed 14 Knots.

8.45am: Parted company, set course N75E, 15 Knots. Quarters.

10.25am: Gandia Point abeam 6.5 miles off.

1.36pm: Lantailla Point abeam distant 1 mile, altered course to N50E.

2.50pm: Port Cabras abeam.

[Distance run through the Water: 260 miles]

[Course and Distance made good: Patrolling around Teneriffe and Gomera Islands]

[True Bearing and Distance: Morro Jable Point S85W, distant 2.75 miles]


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15 February 1915

From Gibraltar [Patrolling off Canary Islands and at Gran Canaria]

Lat 28.12, Long -15.42 [estimated]

8.10am: Altered course to S30W.

9.20am: Altered course to N83W.

10.20am: Stopped and let go Starboard Anchor in 15 fathoms water, 60 Fathoms chain.

10.30am: Captain left for shore in Motor Boat.

0.40pm: Motor [boat] returned with Captain and hoisted.

1.32pm: Commenced to heave up anchor. 1.39pm: Anchor weighed and proceeded at Half speed 12 Knots. 1.45pm: Set Course S45E.

2.20pm: Altered course to S14W.

3.25pm: Areynaga Point abeam 5.75 miles off.

4.36pm: Altered course to S36W to close SS “Falaba” [? name indistinct but probably this ship].

5.0pm: Altered course to N73W to close Italian steamer.

5.55pm: Stopped and send sea boat away with crew to examine.

6.58pm: Sea boat returned and hoisted, proceed half speed. Course N71W.

7.45pm: Maspalomas abeam 14 miles.

[Distance run through the Water: 261 miles]

[Course and Distance made good: Anchored La Luz Harbour Las Palmas]

[True Bearing and Distance: End of Breakwater bore N83W (True), Cathedral S3W (True), Isleta Light House N13W (True)]

[Note: SS “Falaba” was a British passenger/cargo ship built in Glasgow in 1906 and owned by The Elder Line; she was to be torpedoed and sunk by a German submarine on 28th March 1915 off South Wales, while en route from Liverpool to Sierra Leone, with the loss of 104 lives.]


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16 February 1915

From Gibraltar [Patrolling off Canary Islands]

Lat 27.43, Long -16.15

1.0am: Altered course to S71E.

6.40am: Maspalomas Light abeam.

9.18am: Altered course to close Steamer.

9.43am: Observed steamer to be Aline Woermann [Aline Woermann (3) listed here] Prize vessel from Duala [Douala] to Liverpool, allowed her after examination to proceed.

10.19am: Out Targets.

11.35am: Target practice finished, picked up targets and proceeded.

0.15pm: Half Speed ahead 12 Knots. Set course N32W.

0.40pm: Altered course to N16E closing steamer.

5.30pm: Maspalomas Light abeam 4.5 miles off.

[Distance run through the Water: 235 miles]

[Course and Distance made good: Patrolling South of Gran Canaria]

[True Bearing and Distance: Maspalomas Light House N60E, 35 miles]

[Note: SS “Aline Woermann was a German cargo ship built in Hamburg in 1910 for Woermann Linie; she was captured by HMS Cumberland at Douala on 27 September 1914 (unfortunately we do not have the logs for the relevant period); in 1915 she was renamed “Politania”; from 1915 to 1916 she was owned by Cunard Steamship Company, she was then sold to Raeburn and Verel Ltd; she was to be sunk by a German submarine in the Mediterranean, off north Africa in August 1917 (more details here).]


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17 February 1915

From Gibraltar [Patrolling off Canary Islands and at Tenerife]

Lat 28.48, Long -16.22 [estimated]

1.45am: Altered course to N44E.

10.40am: Stopped off Santa Cruz.

11.0am: Captain left for shore in Motor Boat.

0.40pm: Motor boat returned and hoisted.

0.57pm: Half speed ahead 12 Knots, closing steamer.

1.20pm: Stopped and sent seaboat to examine Australia Transport “C4”.

1.45pm: Boat returned and hoisted, proceeded on Course.

4.50pm: Sardina Point abeam 11 miles off.

6.10pm: Isleta Light House abeam 8 miles off.

9.12pm: Isleta Light 28 miles off.

[Distance run through the Water: 237 miles]

[Course and Distance made good: Patrolling]

[Noon position] [Santa Cruz Teneriffe]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fort San Miguel N52W, End of Breakwater S88W]


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18 February 1915

From Gibraltar [Patrolling off Canary Islands]

Lat 27.58, Long -16.42

4.30am: Maspalomas Light abeam.

5.55am: Stopped ship steering gear out of order.

8.42am: Steering gear repaired, proceeded half speed 12 Knots.

2.40pm: Rasca Point abeam 9 miles off, altered course to N15W.

6.20pm: Altered course to S54E, Rasca Point abeam 7 miles off.

[Course and Distance made good: Patrolling off Canary Islands]

[True Bearing and Distance: Rasca Point N30.5W, distant 30 miles]


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19 February 1915

From Gibraltar [Patrolling off Canary Islands]

Lat 27.70, Long -15.70

1.8am: Maspalomas Light abeam 11 miles off.

8.20am: Altered course to close steamer.

8.40am: Stopped and sent away sea boats crews.

9.5am: Ordered SS “Pappelara” [probably Papelera] to proceed. Boat returned and hoisted.

9.20am: Altered course to close steamer in distance.

10.15am: Closed with steamer, British and allowed her to proceed.

10.30am: Target practice.

11.30am: Picked up target and proceeded Patrolling.

4.20pm: Roxa Point abeam 6 miles off.

5.50pm: Rasca Point abeam 4 miles off, altered course to N17W.

7.15pm: Altered course to S5E.

9.0pm: Rasca Point abeam 8 miles off, altered course to S52E.

[Distance run through the Water: 210 miles]

[Course and Distance made good: Patrolling South of Gran Canaria]

[True Bearing and Distance: Maspalomas Light House N66.5E, distant 7 miles]

[Wind mostly north easterly, force 6 in am, force 3 to 6 in pm, sea very rough until 8am. Weather fine, noon temperature 65F, sea temperature 63F]

[Note: SS “Papelera” was a Norwegian cargo ship built in Sunderland in 1908; she was owned by Fearnley and Eger, Christiania and was to be sunk by a German submarine off the Scilly Isles in April 1916.]


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20 February 1915

From Gibraltar [Patrolling off Canary Islands and at Gran Canaria]

Lat 28.13, Long -15.41 [estimated]

3.27am: Maspalomas Light abeam 15 miles off.

9.30am: Areynaga Point abeam 4 miles off.

10.27am: Altered course to N10W, reduced speed approaching Las Palmas.

11.3am: Stopped. 11.10am: Let go Port Anchor in 17 fathoms water and 60 Fathoms cable.

1.30pm: Commenced to heave up anchor. 1.39pm: Anchor up. Half speed ahead.

2.10pm: Set Course N32W. 2.13pm: Isleta Light abeam 2 miles off.

6.50pm: Anaga Point Light abeam 7 miles off, altered course to N60W.

[Course and Distance made good: Patrolling South of Gran Canaria and Teneriffe]

[Noon position] [Anchored at Las Palmas]

[Signal Hill N11W, Cathedral S1W, End of Breakwater N84W]


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21 February 1915

From Gibraltar [Patrolling off Canary Islands]

Lat 27.97, Long -18.03

4.0am: Camplida Point [Punta Cumplida] abeam 6.5 miles off.

6.30am: Altered course to S1W.

9.30am: Altered course to S25W. 9.35pm: Fuencalente [Fuencaliente] Point Light abeam 3 miles off.

2.50pm: Restinga Point abeam distant 3 miles, altered course to S72E.

[Distance run through the Water: 228 miles]

[Course and Distance made good: Patrolling around Canary Islands]

[True Bearing and Distance: Salmone Rocks [Roca Salmona] S7.5E, 11 miles]


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22 February 1915

From Gibraltar [Patrolling off Canary Islands]

Lat 27.53, Long -15.70

4.40am: Maspalomas Light abeam 15.5 miles off.

9.30am: Sighted vessel to Southward, altered course to N80E, speed 12 Knots.

11.35am: Slow approaching Dutch SS “Farmsum”.

11.52am: Stopped and sent away sea boat.

0.30pm: Boat returned, vessel allowed to proceed.

8.30pm: Maspalomas Light abeam 14 miles off.

[Distance run through the Water: 226 miles]

[Course and Distance made good: Patrolling around Canary Islands]

[True Bearing and Distance: Maspalomas Point N31E, 13 miles]

[Note: SS “Farmsum” was a Dutch cargo ship built in Amsterdam in 1902 for Stoomvaart Maatschappij “Oostzee”; in 1923 she was sold to Danish company CP Jensen and renamed “Anneberg”; she was sold to Dampskibsselskabet “Sortehavet”, Copenhagen in 1929; she was sold to a Finnish company in 1932; she was seized as a prize by the Royal Navy in 1941 and was owned by Gardiner James and Company; she was to be torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic by a German submarine in 1942 (details here).]


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23 February 1915

From Gibraltar [Patrolling off Canary Islands]

Lat 27.97, Long -14.22

0.55am: Exercised night duty gun’s crews.

9.30am: Target Practice.

10.30am: Picked up Target.

1.7pm: Engines to slow. 1.10pm: Exercised action. 1.15pm: Slipped Target.

1.47pm: Commenced firing.

1.55pm: Ceased firing, proceeded to pick up Target.

2.25pm: Target on board, proceeded Half speed ahead 13 Knots. Set Course East.

3.37pm: Castle Rock abeam 3 miles off, altered course to N40E.

4.30pm: Evening Quarters. Boat Drill carried out.

5.21pm: Point Cabras abeam 3 miles off.

7.34pm: Pisheguiera Point [Punta Pechiguera] abeam distant 2 miles.

8.5pm: Mustered night duty guns’ crews.

[Distance run through the Water: 220 miles]

[Course and Distance made good: Patrolling around Canary Islands]

[True Bearing and Distance: Lantailla Point N43E, 21 miles]


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24 February 1915

From Gibraltar [Patrolling off Canary Island and at Gran Canaria]

Lat 28.12, Long -15.41 [estimated]

9.12am: Increased speed to 12 Knots, approaching Las Palmas.

9.44am: Stop. 9.47am: Let go Starboard Anchor in 11 fathoms water, 70 fathoms chain. HBM Consul visited ship.

11.5am: Consul left.

11.58am: Commenced to heave in anchor.

0.10pm: Anchor weighed and proceed, half speed ahead.

0.30pm: Set Course S15E.

2.10pm: Areynaga Light House abeam 6.5 miles.

4.30pm: Evening Quarters. All guns loaded and ready for the night.

5.57pm: Maspalomas Point abeam 4 miles off.

[Distance run through the Water: 175 miles]

[Course and Distance made good: Patrolling around Canary Islands]

[Noon position] [Anchored Las Palmas]

[True Bearing and Distance: End of Breakwater N72W, Signal Hill N9W, Cathedral S1E]


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25 February 1915

From Gibraltar [Patrolling off Canary Islands]

Lat 28.00, Long -14.48

[Distance run through the Water: 198 miles]

[Course and Distance made good: Patrolling off Canary Islands]

[True Bearing and Distance: Jandia Point N19W, 3.5 miles]

[Patrolling to and fro all day, various landmarks and light houses mentioned in pm. Weather fine, north easterly wind force 3 to 5 all day, noon air and sea temperature 63F]


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26 February 1915

From Gibraltar [Patrolling off Canary Islands and at Las Palmas, Gran Canaria]

Lat 28.15, Long -15.35 [rough estimate as no noon position in log]

9.40am: Reduced speed to 10 Knots approaching anchorage.

9.53am: Stopped. 9.55am: Let go Port Anchor in 15 Fathoms water, 70 Fathoms cable.

10.0am: Sea Boat left for shore. 10.5am: HBM Consul arrived.

10.17am: Consul left.

11.17am: Weighed anchor, approached and examined Prize ship “Paul Woermann” [listed here].

Noon: Allowed her to proceed.

0.15pm: Proceeded back to Las Palmas. Courses and speed various.

0.55pm: Stopped. 1.5pm: Let go Port Anchor with 70 Fathoms cable in 13 Fathoms water.

2.40pm: Sea Boat returned and hoisted.

4.40pm: Stores arrived alongside.

4.50pm: Commenced to weigh anchor. 5.5pm: Anchor aweigh. 5.7pm: Half speed ahead 9 Knots. Set course N47E.

5.25pm: Isleta Light House abeam 2.5 miles off.

7.30pm: Darkened ship.

[Distance run through the Water: 192 miles]

[Course and Distance made good: Patrolling around Canary Islands]

[True Bearing and Distance: Signal Hill N15W, End of Breakwater S89W, Cathedral S1W]

[Noon position] [Anchored Las Palmas] [though actually out of harbour examining a ship ‒ see above]

[Note: SS “Paul Woermann” was a German ship built in Hamburg in 1898 for Woermann Linie; she was captured by HMS Cumberland in Douala at the end of September 1914 (see also log of HMS Challenger for 6 November 1914); she was renamed “Polandia” and was managed by Cunard Steamship Company; she was to go missing in the English Channel in March 1917 (more details here and here and ship listed for 11 March here)].


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27 February 1915

From Gibraltar [Patrolling off Canary Islands]

Lat 28.47, Long -16.20

10.0am: Reduced speed approaching Santa Cruz. 10.40am: Stopped. 10.15am: Sea boat left for shore.

[Santa Cruz Teneriffe]

0.10pm: Sea boat returned and hoisted.

5.10pm: Half speed 11 Knots, set course East.

6.12pm: Altered course to N9E. 6.27pm: Anaga Point abeam 2.5 miles off.

[Distance run through the Water: 126 miles]

[Course and Distance made good: Patrolling around Canary Islands]

[True Bearing and Distance: End of Breakwater N83W, 0.5 miles]


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28 February 1915

From Gibraltar [at Sea]

Lat 30.97, Long -16.47

3.10am: Altered course to N45E.

6.12am: Stopped at Rendezvous.

7.40am: Sighted HMS “Europa” bearing N5W (Magnetic).

8.5am: Altered course to N26W. Increased speed to 12 Knots, Courses various closing Flagship.

8.40am: Stopped in company with “Europa”.

9.30am: Parted company and proceeded. Half speed 8 Knots, N3W.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 156 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Funchal N13W, 103 miles]

[Currents in the 24 hours ending at Noon: Surface drift with light ship 18 miles]


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LOGS FOR MARCH 1915


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for March 1915]

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[Right hand side of cover, date-stamped 4 June 1915 Vice Admiral Commanding HMS Australian Fleet (overwritten NoR 1/10), signed by Navigating Officer, as before]

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[Page with data on distances run and coal expended, mostly crossed through, part from “Previous Record 28.5.14”. Ordinary speed or consumption exceeded: As required by the Service employed in. [Signed] TW Kemp Captain, 2nd April 1915. [Stamped] Engineer Captain’s Office 26 Apr 1915, Received. HM Dockyard, Bermuda, 28th April 1915. [Signed] GC Bath Engineer Captain. HMS “Leviathan” 23rd June 1915. [Signed] George E Patey, Vice Admiral Commander-in-Chief]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before, except that two thermometers for air temperature listed again]


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1 March 1915

From Gibraltar [and off Funchal, Madeira]

Lat 33.65, Long -16.70

0.25am: Observed Fora Island Light.

2.3am: Stopped ship. 2.30am: Exercised night duty gun’s crews.

6.45am: Hands mustered and Employed. Half speed ahead 8 knots. Approaching Funchal.

8.0am: Stopped off Funchal. Sent sea boat away.

[Stopped at Funchal Madeira]

10.0am: Sea boat returned.

10.10am: Sea boat left ship for SS “Alacantara” [Alcantara ‒ shortly to be HMS Alcantara].

10.40am: Sea boat returned and hoisted. 10.45am: Half speed ahead 10 Knots, Course S44E.

11.15am: Altered course to N85E.

0.10pm: Altered course to N58E.

0.30pm: Fora Island Light House abeam 2.5 miles off.

3.23pm: Cuna Island Light House abeam 2.25 miles off.

8.5pm: Mustered night duty guns’ crews.

[Course and Distance made good: Northerly 106 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fora Island Light House N32E, Distant 5 miles]

[Note: SS “Alcantara” was built in Scotland in 1913 for Royal Mail Steam Packet Company; she was requisitioned in April 1915 and became HMS Alcantara (see logs here); she was to be sunk during action with the German ship Greif in the North Sea on 29th February 1916, with the loss of 123 lives (more information here).]


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2 March 1915

From Gibraltar [at Sea]

Lat 35.30, Long -13.47 [1.05pm GMT]

0.45am: Exercised night duty gun’s crews.

8.45am: Quarters. 9.30am: General Quarters.

4.30pm: Evening Quarters.

7.15pm: Darkened ship.

8.20pm: Mustered night duty gun’s crews.

[Course and Distance made good: North easterly 242 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Espigel [Espichel, Portugal] N47E, 272 miles]

[Weather fine in am, overcast in pm, noon temperature 58F, sea temperature 60F]


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3 March 1915

From Gibraltar [at Sea]

Lat 37.98, Long -10.10

5.25pm: Altered course to N12W. 5.35pm: Cape Espichel abeam 2.25 miles off.

7.30pm: Altered course to S12E.

9.0pm: Altered course to N12W.

11.0pm: Altered course to S12E.

[Course and Distance made good: N45E, 230 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Espichel N59E, 50 miles]


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4 March 1915

From Gibraltar [Patrolling off Portugal and towards Gibraltar]

Lat 37.28, Long -9.13

0.20am: General Quarters, Exercised guns crews.

0.50am: Cape Espichel abeam 4 miles off. 0.55pm: Altered course to N12W.

3.0am: Altered course to S12E.

5.4am: Cape Espichel abeam 4 miles off, altered course to S10W.

11.50am: Altered course to South.

1.30pm: Altered course to S20E.

2.15pm: Cape St Vincent abeam 1.5 miles off. 2.25pm: Altered course to S50E.

2.45pm: Sagres Point abeam 2 miles off.

[Distance run through the Water: 230 miles]

[Course and Distance made good: Patrolling off River Tagus]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape St Vincent S24E, 16.5 miles]


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5 March 1915

From [and to] Gibraltar

Lat 36.14, Long -5.37 [estimated, assuming ship in Gibraltar at noon]

6.20am: Altered course to S65E.

8.45am: Cape Spartel abeam 6 miles off.

10.28am: Tarifa Light House abeam 3 miles off, altered course to N77E.

[Detached Mole Gibraltar]

4.25pm: Lieutenant Croysdale left ship to join HMS “Victorian”.

5.0pm: Liberty men landed. 5.30pm: Patrol landed.

Midnight: Patrol returned.

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 474 tons]


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6 March 1915

From Gibraltar, at Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36 [estimated]

[Detached Mole]

7.25am: Liberty men returned.

7.45am: Singled up moorings. 8.5am: Cast off from Quay and proceeded to No 4 Coaling Berth.

8.55am: Arrived alongside No 4 Berth. 9.10am: Ship made fast. Rang off Engines.

11.45am: Commenced coaling.

[No 4 Coaling Berth]

2.45pm: Landed liberty men (Stokers).

5.0pm: Special leave granted to Port Watch, also landed Patrol.

11.55pm: Patrol returned.


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7 March 1915

From and at Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[No 4 Coaling Berth]

5.0pm: Landed Patrol and Liberty men.

11.0pm: Patrol returned.


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8 March 1915

From and at Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[No 4 Coaling Berth]

9.0am: Party left ship for Picket House.

Noon: Picket House Party returned.

5.0pm: Special leave granted to Starboard Watch. 5.30pm: Landed Patrol.


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9 March 1915

From and at Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[No 4 Coaling Berth]

9.30am: Landed Patrol.

5.0pm: Special leave granted to Port Watch.


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10 March 1915

From and at Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[No 4 Coaling Berth]

0.15am: Patrol returned.

7.30am: Liberty men returned.

5.0pm: Leave granted to starboard Watch. 5.30pm: Landed Patrol.

10.0pm: Liberty men returned.


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11 March 1915

From and at Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[No 4 Coaling Berth]

1.0am: Patrol returned with two prisoners.

6.15am: Called Hands. 6.45am: Hands mustered and employed.

8.45am: Landed Picket House party.

11.50am: Picket House party returned.

5.0pm: Special leave granted to Port Watch. 5.40pm: Patrol landed.

10.0pm: Liberty men returned.


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12 March 1915

From and at Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[No 4 Coaling Berth]

0.20am: Patrol returned on board.

am: Coaling of ship finished, amount on board 3380 Tons (received).

1.15pm: One first class PO joined from SS “Tunisian”.

pm: Two Midshipman [sic] discharged to HMS “Cormorant”.

5.0pm: Special leave granted to Starboard Watch.

5.30pm: Landed Patrol.

11.0pm: Liberty men returned.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 9000 lbs, Vegetables 17 tons, Bread none]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 299 tons]

[Note: SS “Tunisian” was built in Glasgow in 1900 for Allan Line Steamship Company; during the war she served as prisoner of war accommodation at the Isle of Wight and then as a troop carrier; she passed to Canadian Pacific ownership in 1917 and was renamed “Marburn” in 1922; she was broken up in 1928.]


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13 March 1915

From Gibraltar

Lat 35.96, Long -6.13

8.20am: Singled up moorings. 8.45am: Let go all lines fore and aft.

9.0am: Passed out of Inner Harbour. 9.10am: Set Course S11W.

9.43am: Altered course to S80W.

10.20am: Tarifa abeam 2.75 miles off. 10.23am: Altered course to N73W.

6.45pm: Darkened ship.

8.5pm: Mustered night duty guns crews.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 44 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Spartel S44E, 13.75 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 3573 tons. Coal received 3380 tons]


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14 March 1915

From Gibraltar [at Sea]

Lat 35.78, Long -14.35

1.20am: Exercised night duty gun’s crews.

10.0am: Clock retarded 1 hour and 3 minutes.

0.25pm: Altered course to N67W.

6.45pm: Darkened ship.

8.5pm: Mustered night duty guns crews.

[Course and distance made good: S88.5W, 400 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Lat 36 00 N, Long 30 00 W, N89W, 760 miles]


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15 March 1915

From Gibraltar [at Sea]

Lat 36.13, Long -22.33

[Course and Distance made good: N87W 389 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: 36 00 N, 30 00 W, S89W, 371 miles]

[Log records routine matters. Wind south easterly then south westerly and from west, force 5 or 6 from 8am, sea rough or very rough from noon. Noon temperature 59F, sea temperature 60F]


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16 March 1915

From Gibraltar [at Sea]

Lat 36.20, Long -29.28

9.0am: Clock retarded 28 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: West 337 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: 36 00 N, 30 00 W, S82W, 32 miles]

[Nothing else of note in log as Calgarian continues north and west. Wind westerly then north westerly force 6 all day, with sea mostly rough, weather fine though squally]


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17 March 1915

From Gibraltar [at Sea]

Lat 37.22, Long -36.60

9.0am: Clock retarded 31 minutes.

0.20pm: Altered course to N54W.

[Course and Distance made good: N 79 7.5 W, 355 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: 40 00 N, 55 00 W, N78.5W, 884 miles]

[Wind and sea slightly moderated today, rain in am]


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18 March 1915

From Gibraltar [at Sea]

Lat 38.13, Long -44.33

10.0am: Clock retarded 29 minutes.

0.30pm: Altered course to N53W.

6.45pm: Darkened ship.

[Course and Distance made good: N 81 39 W, 378 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Lat 40 00 N, Long 55 00 W, N 77 18 W, 510 miles]

[South westerly wind force 4 to 6 from noon, with rough sea at times; rain and lightning in pm]


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19 March 1915

From Gibraltar [at Sea]

Lat 39.23, Long -50.27

[Course and Distance made good: N 78 30.5 W 332 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: 40 00 N, 55 00 W, N 75 43 W, 178 miles]

[Another day of routine entries. Wind now north westerly and force 7 though middle of day, with very rough sea, then reducing. Weather cloudy or fine, noon air and sea temperature 57F]


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20 March 1915

From Gibraltar [at Sea]

Lat 41.97, Long -57.67

9.0am: Clock retarded 27 minutes.

1.0pm: Altered course to N33W.

8.5pm: Mustered night duty guns crews.

[Course and Distance made good: N 60 38.5 W 335 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Outer Fairway Buoy Halifax NS [Nova Scotia] N 58 57.5 W, 291 miles]


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THE VOYAGES OF HMS CALGARIAN
Operations off North America

JP map Calgarian North America

21 March 1915

From Gibraltar [to and at Halifax]

Lat 44.66, Long -63.57 [rough estimate in absence of anchor bearings]

5.20am: Sighted Egg Island Gas buoy.

6.30am: Altered course to N82W.

7.0am: Soundings continuously taken,

8.25am: Altered course to and proceeded to Fairway. 8.35am: Chebucto Head abeam 1 mile off, proceeded at 8 Knots through War Channel into Harbour.

9.45am: Stopped off Anchorage, and let go Starboard Anchor with 60 fathoms chain.

[Halifax Harbour]

1.30pm: Special leave granted to Port Watch.

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1730 tons]


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22 March 1915

From Gibraltar, at Halifax NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.57

[Halifax Harbour]

7.0am [possibly should be 7.0pm]: Landed Patrol.

1.0pm: Special leave granted to Starboard Watch till 7.30am.

[Weather overcast and quiet, noon temperature 34F]


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23 March 1915

From Gibraltar, at Halifax NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.57

[Halifax Harbour]

1.30pm: Special leave granted to Port Watch till 7.30am.


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24 March 1915

From Gibraltar, at Halifax NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.57

[Halifax Harbour]

pm: Coal received at Halifax 2563 tons [though coaling not previously mentioned].

6.0pm: Landed Patrol.

11.45pm: Finished coaling ship.


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25 March 1915

From Halifax NS [and at Sea]

Lat 43.83, Long -64.33

6.45am: Commenced to Heave up Anchor. 7.15am: Anchor up, turned ship and proceeded half speed 12 Knots.

7.50am: Mauger [Maugher] Light House abeam 5 cables.

8.20am: Chebucto Head abeam 1 mile, Streamed Patent Log.

9.8am: Sambro Light House abeam 1.5 miles off.

11.0am: Clock retarded 23 minutes.

0.53pm: Little Hope abeam 9 miles off. 1.0pm: Altered course S44W.

6.45pm: Darken ship.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 72 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Little Hope Light House S86W, 19.5 miles]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 9000 lbs, Vegetables 2 tons, Bread 18000 lbs Flour]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 4080 tons]


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26 March 1915

From Halifax [Nova Scotia] [at Sea]

Lat 39.65, Long -69.35

1.0am: Altered course S72W.

1.40am: Exercised night duty guns crews.

9.17am: General Quarters, altered, course and closed French steamer “Patria” [Patria (3) listed here] bound to Naples.

9.45am: Altered course to S72W.

11.0am: Clock retarded 15 minutes.

6.50pm: Darkened ship.

9.0pm: Mustered night duty guns’ crews.

[Course and Distance made good: South westerly 360 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Whistle Buoy Nantucket Shoal N10W, 60 miles]

[Note: SS “Patria” was a French ship built in 1914 and owned by Compagnie Francaise de Navigation a Vapeur Cyprien Fabre & Compagnie; she was chartered to Messageries Maritimes in 1932 and sold to that company in 1940; in that year she was placed under management of the British-India Steam Navigation Company for use as a troop ship; she was destroyed by sabotage at Haifa on 25 November 1940, with the loss of some 279 lives (more details here and here).]


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27 March 1915

From Halifax NS [at Sea]

Lat 37.08, Long -75.70

[Position 8.0pm: Cape Charles Light Vessel S56W (True) 2 miles]

2.45am: Mustered night duty guns’ crews.

[Sounding every half hour or so from 7.0am to 9.35am]

8.45am: Altered course to West.

9.28am: Altered course to S81W. 9.40am: Altered course to S72W.

10.30am: Cape Charles Light Vessel abeam. 10.35am: Stopped and communicated with HMS “Suffolk”. Sea boat left ship.

0.25pm: Sea boat returned from HMS “Suffolk”. Hoisted and proceeded to position off Cape Charles Light Vessel.

[Log Landed. Vessel stopped off Cape Charles Light Vessel Watching North Channel]

6.45pm: Darkened ship.

8.5pm: Mustered night duty guns’ crews.

[Course and Distance made good: South Westerly 330 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Charles Light Vessel N50W, 1 mile]


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28 March 1915

From Halifax NS [off Cape Charles, Virginia, USA]

Lat 37.12, Long -75.66

[Position 8.0am: Cape Charles Light Vessel S58W (True) 2.5 miles; 8.0pm: Cape Charles Light Vessel S55W (True) 2 miles]

[Log Handed. Vessel stopped off Cape Charles Light Vessel Watching North Channel]

1.0am: Engines as required to keep ship in position.

1.0pm: Engines worked as required to keep ship in position.

7.25pm: Darkened ship.

[Course and Distance made good: Stopped on Station off Cape Charles Light Vessel]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Charles Light Vessel S62W, 3.75 miles]

[Weather fine and quiet, noon temperature 41F, sea temperature 42F]


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29 March 1915

From Halifax NS [off Cape Charles, Virginia, USA]

Lat 37.10, Long -75.67

[Position 8.0am: Cape Charles Light Vessel S53W 2 miles; 8.0pm: Cape Charles Light Vessel S57W 2.5 miles]

[Log Handed. Vessel stopped off Cape Charles Light Vessel Watching North Channel]

1.0am: Engines as required to keep ship in position.

7.0pm: Darkened ship.

8.5pm: Mustered night duty guns’ crews.

[Course and Distance made good: Stopped off Cape Charles Light Vessel]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Charles Light Vessel S80W, 2.75 miles]


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30 March 1915

From Halifax NS [off Cape Charles, Virginia, USA]

Lat 37.08, Long -75.67

[Position 8.0am: Cape Charles Light Vessel S56W 2 miles; 8.0pm: Cape Charles Light Vessel S54W 1.5 miles]

[Log Handed. Vessel stopped off Cape Charles Light Vessel Watching North Channel]

2.40am: Exercised night duty guns’ crews. Engines used as required to keep ship in position.

1.0pm: Engines worked as required to keep ship in position.

7.0pm: Darkened ship.

8.5pm: Mustered night duty guns crews.

[Course and Distance made good: Vessel Stopped off Cape Charles Light Vessel]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Charles Light Vessel bore S82W, 2.75 miles]


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31 March 1915

From Halifax NS [off Cape Charles, Virginia, USA]

Lat 37.10, Long -75.67

[Position 8.0am: Cape Charles Light Vessel S56W 2 miles; 8.0pm: Cape Charles Light Vessel S54W 1.5 miles]

[Log Handed. Vessel stopped off Cape Charles Light Vessel Watching North Channel]

0.30am: Exercised night duty guns’ crews.

9.20am: Hands out Target. 9.30am: Commenced 1 inch practice.

10.30am: Picked up target.

5.0pm: Engines as required to keep ship in position.

8.5pm: Mustered night duty guns’ crews.

[Course and Distance made good: Stopped off Cape Charles Light Vessel]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Charles Light Vessel bore S80W, 3 miles]

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LOGS FOR APRIL 1915


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for April 1915]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed by Navigating Officer, as before]

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[Page with data on distances run and coal expended ‒ overwritten “Cancelled”. Signed by Captain, as before, dated 5th May 1915]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before, one thermometer for air temperature listed (No 7898)]


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1 April 1915

From Halifax NS [off Cape Charles, Virginia, USA]

Lat 37.01, Long -75.77

[Position 8.0am: Cape Charles Light Vessel S56W 2.5 miles; 8.0pm: Cape Charles Light Vessel S56W 2 miles]

[Log Handed. Vessel stopped off Cape Charles Light Vessel Watching North Channel]

[Nothing of note in log]

[Course and Distance made good: Stopped off Cape Charles Light Vessel]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Charles Light Vessel S88W, 3 miles]


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2 April 1915

From Halifax NS [off Cape Charles, Virginia, USA]

Lat 37.10, Long -75.67

[Position 8.0am: Cape Charles Light Vessel S57W 1.5 miles; 8.0pm: Cape Charles Light Vessel S56W 2 miles]

[Log Handed. Vessel stopped off Cape Charles Light Vessel Watching North Channel]

[Nothing of note in log]

[Course and Distance made good: Stopped off Cape Charles Light Vessel]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Charles Light Vessel S78W, 3 miles]


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3 April 1915

From Halifax NS [off Cape Charles, Virginia, USA and at Sea]

Lat 36.78, Long -75.26

[Position 8.0am: Cape Charles Light Vessel S56W 2 miles]

[Log Handed. Vessel stopped off Cape Charles Light Vessel Watching North Channel]

1.0am: Engines and helm used as required to keep ship in position.

10.13am: Proceeded Half speed 18 Knots on Course S48E.

10.30am: Full speed to assistance of Dutch steamer in 36 10 N, 74 W who is sending out SOS Wireless signal.

4.25pm: Altered course to N48W.

7.20pm: Darkened ship.

8.0pm: Signal books correct, altered course to N35W.

10.15pm: Reduced speed to 10 Knots, altered course to N79W.

11.15pm: Altered course to N56W.

11.55pm: Stopped ship.

[Course and Distance made good: Patrolling off Cape Charles Light Vessel]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Charles Light Vessel N55W, 23 miles]


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4 April 1915

From Halifax NS [off Cape Charles, Virginia, USA]

Lat 37.01, Long -75.77

[Position 8.0am: Cape Charles Light Vessel S56W 2 miles; 8.0pm: Cape Charles Light Vessel S56W 2 miles]

2.0am: Stopped. Ship in position off Cape Charles Light Vessel.

[Log Handed. Vessel stopped off Cape Charles Light Vessel Watching North Channel]

7.30pm: Darkened ship. 7.45pm: Proceeded to Patrol.

[Patrolling N30E and S30W South of Cape Charles Light Vessel]

[Course and Distance made good: Patrolling off Cape Charles Light Vessel]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Charles Light Vessel N24E, 5 miles]


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5 April 1915

From Halifax NS [Patrolling off Cape Charles and Chesapeake Bay]

Lat 37.00, Long -75.78

[Position 8.0am and 8.0pm: Cape Charles Light Vessel N26E, 5 miles]

[Patrolling S20W and N30E speed 15 Knots. South of Cape Charles Light Vessel]

5.55am: Stopped vessel.

6.15am: Called Hands. Signalled HMS “Niobe”.

7.40am: Sighted HMS “Glory”.

9.50am: Closed HMS “Glory” and sent away sea boat.

10.45am: Sea boat returned. 11.0am: Anchored with Port Anchor 45 fathoms chain.

[Anchored: Cape Charles bearing N40W (True), Cape Henry bearing S70W (True), Cape Charles Light Vessel bearing N27E (True)]

[Anchored off Cape Charles Light Vessel]

6.25pm: Hove up anchor and proceeded to Patrol.

[Patrolling off Cape Charles Light Vessel]

8.10pm: Set course N43E, speed increased to 15 Knots.

8.30pm: Cape Charles Light Vessel abeam distant 1 mile. 8.45pm: Altered course to N62E.

9.15pm: Hogg Island abeam distant 16 miles.

9.40pm: Altered course to N43E.

[Course and Distance made good: Patrolling off Chesapeake Bay Entrance]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Charles Light Vessel N24.5E, 6.5 miles]


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6 April 1915

From Halifax NS [at Sea and off New York]

Lat 40.27, Long -73.83

[Position 8.0pm: Ambrose Light Vessel N10W, 5.5 miles]

0.48am: Winter Quarter Light Vessel abeam 7 miles off.

1.30am: Altered course to N25E.

3.15am: Fenwick Shoal Light Vessel abeam.

4.55am: Five fathom bank Light Vessel abeam 10 miles off, altered course to N46E.

6.0am: Soundings taken continually throughout.

9.30am: Altered course to N5W.

1.25pm: Stopped off Ambrose Light Vessel and communicated with HMS “Caronia”.

[Log Handed. Stopped off Ambrose Light Vessel New York]

6.45pm: Darkened ship.

[Patrolling]

[Course and Distance made good: Northerly 224 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Ambrose Light Vessel North 13 miles]


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7 April 1915

From Halifax NS [and Patrolling off New York]

Lat 40.45, Long -73.83

[Position 8.0am: Ambrose Light Vessel N12E 6.5 miles; 8.0pm: Ambrose Light Vessel N16E 6 miles]

[Patrolling South of Ambrose Light Vessel]

[Nothing of note in log]

[Course and Distance made good: Patrolling off Ambrose Light Vessel New York]

[True Bearing and Distance: Ambrose Light Vessel N2E, 1.25 miles]


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8 April 1915

From Halifax NS [and Patrolling off New York]

Lat 40.52, Long -73.83

[Position 8.0am: Ambrose Light Vessel N10E 6 miles; 8.0pm: Ambrose Light Vessel N8E 6 miles]

[Patrolling South of Ambrose Light Vessel]

[Nothing of note in log]

[Course and Distance made good: Patrolling South of Ambrose Light Vessel]

[True Bearing and Distance: Ambrose Light Vessel N4W, Distant 7.5 miles]


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9 April 1915

From Halifax NS [Patrolling off New York and at Sea]

Lat 40.35, Long -73.60

[Position 8.0am: Ambrose Light Vessel N40W 6 miles]

[Patrolling South of Ambrose Light Vessel]

6.45am: Hands mustered and Employed. 7.0am: Dropped target.

9.45am: Veered target.

10.0am: Courses as required towing target for HMS “Glory”.

1.30pm: Commenced towing target for HM AMC [Armed Merchant Cruiser] “Caronia”.

1.50pm: Firing finished, hands in target.

2.20pm: Half speed ahead 16 Knots.

[Sounding at 2.5pm and hourly from 4.0pm to midnight]

6.45pm: Darkened ship.

[Course and Distance made good: Patrolling off Ambrose Light Vessel]

[True Bearing and Distance: Ambrose Light Vessel N54W, 13.5 miles]


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10 April 1915

From Halifax NS [at Sea]

Lat 41.35, Long -66.93

1.40am: Nantucket Light Vessel on 4 points.

2.10am: Nantucket Light Vessel abeam distant 8 miles. Patent Log reset. 2.15am: Mustered night duty guns crews.

[Sounding every 2 hours from 1.0am to 11.0am and at noon]

8.55am: Altered course to N59E.

9.15am: Clock advanced 30.5 minutes.

0.20pm: Altered course to S62E.

[Sounding intermittently from 1.0pm to 11.0pm]

6.45pm: Darkened ship.

9.15pm: Reset Log 152.7, altered course to N43E.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 324 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Sambro Light Vessel N40E, 241 miles]


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11 April 1915

From [and at] Halifax NS

Lat 44.65, Long -63.57 [estimated]

[Sounding regularly from 1.0am to 3.35am]

2.16am: Reduced speed to 16 Knots.

3.0am: Altered course to S82E.

3.45am: Sambro Light Vessel abeam. Log Handed. 3.55am: Stopped ship.

[Stopped off Sambro Light Vessel]

4.40am: Engines and Helm as required.

6.8am: Stopped. 6.12am: Half speed 8 Knots and proceeded into Harbour.

8.3am: Stopped and let go Port Anchor with 70 fathoms cable.

[Halifax Harbour Anchored in “D” Berth]

1.30pm: Liberty men landed.

6.0pm: Landed Patrol.

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1672 tons]


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12 April 1915

From and at Halifax NS

Lat 44.65, Long -63.57

[Anchored in “D” Berth Halifax Harbour]

6.45am: Hands mustered and Employed.

3.40pm: Landed liberty men.

5.40pm: Landed Patrol.

10.30pm: Liberty men and patrol returned.


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13 April 1915

From and at Halifax NS

Lat 44.65, Long -63.57

[Anchored in “D” Berth Halifax Harbour]

1.30pm: Leave to Starboard Watch.

5.0pm: Landed Patrol.

5.15pm: Discharged Prisoner to HMS “Cumberland”.

10.30pm: Liberty men returned.


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14 April 1915

From and at Halifax NS

Lat 44.65, Long -63.57

[Anchored in “D” Berth Halifax Harbour]

Noon: Landed Escort for prisoners.

0.45pm: Escort returned with prisoners.

1.30pm: Landed Liberty men.

5.30pm: Landed Patrol.

10.20pm: Liberty men returned.

11.30pm: Escort returned.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 30558 lbs, Vegetables 4480 lbs]


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15 April 1915

From and at Halifax NS

Lat 44.65, Long -63.57

[Anchored in “D” Berth Halifax Harbour]

10.20am: Finished coaling. Received 2492 Tons.

5.0pm: Landed liberty men. Petty Officers only.

10.15pm: POs returned.


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16 April 1915

From and at Halifax NS [and at Sea]

Lat 43.90, Long -64.000

[Anchored in “D” Berth Halifax Harbour]

6.0am: Heave away. 6.35am: Anchor away. Half speed 10 Knots.

6.49am: Georges Island abeam 1 cable. 7.5am: Half speed 6 knots.

8.0am: Half speed 8 Knots.

[Sounding at 8.25am and 8.55am, then hourly from 10.0am to Noon]

8.55am: Streamed two Patent Logs.

9.30am: Sambro Light Vessel abeam 1 mile. Set Course S59W and resest [reset] Patent Logs.

11.26am: Stopped. Engines and Helm to Captain's Orders.

0.4pm: Half Speed 17 Knots. 0.6pm: Streamed Patent Log and set course to S59W.

[Sounding hourly from 1.0pm to Midnight]

8.0pm: Altered course to S60W, Patent Log 152.

[Course and Distance made good: S59W, 33 miles, from Sambro Light Vessel]

[True Bearing and Distance: Sambro Light Vessel N38E, 33 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 3946 tons]

[Foggy through middle of day, noon air and sea temperature 35F]


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17 April 1915

From Halifax NS

Lat 40.37, Long -70.08

[Sounding hourly or half-hourly from 1.0am to Noon]

1.15am: Exercised night duty guns crews.

6.25am: Slow. 6.35am: Half ahead 17 Knots. Reset Patent Log 316 Starboard, 322 Port.

9.5am: Altered course to S80W. 9.15am: Altered course to N75W.

10.20am: Clocks retarded 25 minutes to ATS [Apparent Time at Ship].

[Sounding hourly from 1.0pm to 8.0pm and at 8.10pm]

3.40pm: Altered course to N72W, Patent Log 147. 3.55pm: Sighted HMS “Glory”.

4.30pm: Set Course N79W.

8.15pm: Fire Island Light Vessel bearing N58W, Half speed 10 Knots.

9.38pm: Fire Island Light Vessel abeam 2 miles off. Patent Log 221 Port, 223 Starboard.

11.5pm: Stopped off Ambrose Light Vessel, New York. Handed Patent Logs.

[Course and Distance made good: South Westerly 370 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Nantucket Light Vessel N54E, 26 miles]

[Very foggy in am]


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18 April 1915

From Halifax NS [and Patrolling off New York]

Lat 40.35, Long -73.78

[Position 8.0am: Ambrose Light Vessel N22E, 7 miles; 8.0pm: Ambrose Light Vessel N20E, 8 miles]

[Patrolling South of Ambrose Light Vessel]

1.0am: Engines as required to keep station.

7.45am: Clocks retarded 23 minutes to 75th Meridian.

9.30am: Divisions.

3.35pm: Cutter from HMS “Niobe” alongside. 3.45pm: “Niobe’s” Cutter left.

3.0pm: Engines and Helm as required to keep ship in position.

4.25pm: Half speed 10 Knots, closing HMS “Cumberland”.

4.30pm: Evening Quarters. Guns loaded and ready for night.

5.35pm: Away sea boat to HMS “Cumberland” with mails. Stopped.

6.0pm: Proceeded at 10 Knots. 6.35pm: Stopped.

7.15pm: Darkened ship.

8.20pm: Proceeded on Patrol. Half speed 8 Knots, S68W (Standard).

9.5pm: Altered course to N68E.

10.20pm: Altered course to S68W.

11.25pm: Altered course to N58E.

[Course and Distance made good: Patrolling off New York]

[True Bearing and Distance: Ambrose Light Vessel N22E, 7 miles]

[Weather mostly fine and quiet, noon temperature 50F, sea temperature 47F]


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19 April 1915

From Halifax NS [Patrolling off New York]

Lat 40.43, Long -73.80

[Position 8.0am and 8.0pm: Ambrose Light Vessel N20E, 8 miles]

[Patrolling South of Ambrose Light Vessel]

[Changing course from S68W to N68E about every hour from 0.20am to 5.20am]

6.3am: Stop.

9.30am: General Quarters. Exercise Control. Engines and Helm to Captain’s Orders. 9.45am: Run commenced.

10.25am: Run finished.

10.45am: HMS “Niobe’s” Cutter alongside. 11.0am: Cutter left. 11.5am: Half speed 10 Knots, altered course to N54W.

11.30am: Stopped.

0.10pm: Set Course to S7W. Half speed 10 Knots. 0.20pm: Stop. Ambrose Light Vessel bearing N8W (Magnetic).

4.30pm: Evening Quarters. Guns loaded and ready for the night.

8.5pm: Mustered night duty guns’ crews and sea boats crew. 8.10pm: Courses and speed as per orders.

[Course and Distance made good: Patrolling off New York]

[True Bearing and Distance: Ambrose Light Vessel N23W, 3.25 miles]


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20 April 1915

From Halifax NS [Patrolling off New York]

Lat 40.43, Long -73.79

[Position 8.0am: Ambrose Light Vessel N10E, 8 miles; 8.0pm: Ambrose Light Vessel N20W, 8 miles]

[Patrolling South of Ambrose Light Vessel]

1.0am: Courses and speed as per orders.

6.35am: Ambrose Light Vessel bearing N47W, 3 miles. Stopped.

9.30am: Divisions. 9.40am: Small arm drill.

10.30am: Disperse.

4.40pm: Away all boats. Boats lowered and crews exercised.

5.15pm: All boats hoisted. Guns loaded and ready for night.

[Course and Distance made good: Patrolling off New York]

[True Bearing and Distance: Ambrose Light Vessel N38E, 3.25 miles]


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21 April 1915

From Halifax NS [Patrolling off New York]

Lat 40.22, Long -73.86

[Position 8.0am: Ambrose Light Vessel North, 6 miles; 8.0pm: Ambrose Light Vessel N26W, 8 miles]

[Patrolling South of Ambrose Light Vessel]

5.50am: Sighted HMS “Leviathan”.

8.55am: Captain left for “Leviathan”. 9.0am: Sea boat from “Leviathan” alongside.

10.0am: Sea boat left.

11.50am: Captain returned.

[Course and Distance made good: Patrolling off New York]

[True Bearing and Distance: Ambrose Light Vessel N5E, 10 miles]


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22 April 1915

From Halifax NS [Patrolling off New York]

Lat 40.36, Long -73.73

[Position 8.0am: Ambrose Light Vessel N40W, 9 miles; 8.0pm: Ambrose Light Vessel North, 8 miles]

[Patrolling South of Ambrose Light Vessel]

5.14am: Ambrose Light Vessel bearing N35W (Magnetic), 7.5 miles.

11.45am: General Quarters. HMS “Niobe” towing target.

0.10pm: Commenced firing.

0.35pm: Secure and disperse.

[Course and Distance made good: Patrolling off New York]

[True Bearing and Distance: Ambrose Light Vessel N33W, 9.5 miles]


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23 April 1915

From Halifax NS [Patrolling off New York]

Lat 40.35, Long -73.80

[Position 8.0am: Ambrose Light Vessel N36W, 9 miles; 8.0pm: Ambrose Light Vessel N19E, 8.5 miles]

[Patrolling South of Ambrose Light Vessel]

4.30pm: Closed HMS “Niobe” lowered sea boat. Evening Quarters. Guns loaded for night.

5.5pm: Sea boat returned and hoisted.

7.15pm: Darken ship.

[Course and Distance made good: Patrolling off New York]

[True Bearing and Distance: Ambrose Light Vessel N9W, 7.5 miles]


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24 April 1915

From Halifax NS [Patrolling off New York]

Lat 40.41, Long -73.83

[Position 8.0am: Ambrose Light Vessel N23W (Magnetic), 5 miles; 8.0pm: Ambrose Light Vessel N3W (Magnetic), 6 miles]

[Patrolling South of Ambrose Light Vessel]

9.30am: Divisions. 9.40am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30pm: Fog. Closed WTD [Watertight Doors] (Bunker).

8.5pm: Mustered night duty guns crews and sea boats crew.

10.40pm: Exercised night duty guns crews.

[Course and Distance made good: Patrolling off New York]

[True Bearing and Distance: Ambrose Light Vessel N6W, 4 miles]

[Mist or fog (thick at times) for most of day; noon temperature 52F, sea temperature 50F]


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25 April 1915

From Halifax NS [Patrolling off New York]

Lat 39.37, Long -73.77

[Position 8.0am: Ambrose Light Vessel N14W (Magnetic), 4 miles; 8.0pm: Ambrose Light Vessel N10W (Magnetic), 7 miles]

[Patrolling South of Ambrose Light Vessel]

8.55am: Let go anchor in 20 fathoms water, 45 fathoms cable on Port bower.

9.30am: Divisions inspected by Captain.

2.5pm: Hove up Anchor and proceeded on Patrol.

2.30pm: Ambrose Light Vessel bearing N19W (Magnetic).

4.30pm: Closing HMS “Glory”.

5.10pm: Lowered sea boat and despatched to “Glory”.

5.30pm: Stopped 3 cables on Port beam of HMS “Glory”.

6.4pm: Sea boat hoisted. 6.10pm: Proceeded on patrol.

[Course and Distance made good: Patrolling off New York]

[True Bearing and Distance: Ambrose Light Vessel N18W, 7 miles]

[Foggy in am, mist or fog at times in pm]


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26 April 1915

From Halifax NS [Patrolling off New York and at Sea]

Lat 40.38, Long -73.81

[Position 8.0am: Ambrose Light Vessel N15W, 9 miles]

[Patrolling South of Ambrose Light Vessel]

0.50pm: Set course East to close HMS “Caronia”.

1.15pm: Sea boat left for Caronia.

1.40pm: Sea boat returned. 1.50pm: Set Course to S4W. Streamed and set Patent Logs.

2.45pm: Fog, half speed 16 Knots.

4.30pm: Evening Quarters. Guns loaded and ready for the night. Continuous sounding throughout Watch. Closed WT Doors.

5.5pm: Altered course to S36W. Reduced speed to 10 Knots.

6.10pm: Fog lifted, increased speed to 16 Knots.

7.15pm: Darkened ship.

8.20pm: Altered course to S37W, Patent Logs 90 Port, 91 Starboard. Continuous Sounding throughout Watch.

[Course and Distance made good: Patrolling off New York]

[True Bearing and Distance: Ambrose Light Vessel N12.5E, 5 miles]


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27 April 1915

From Halifax NS [at Sea and Patrolling off Cape Charles]

Lat 37.03, Long -75.77

[Position 8.0pm: Cape Charles Light Vessel N8E, 3.5 miles]

2.18am: Altered course to S45W, Patent Log 180. Continuous sounding throughout Watch.

5.32am: Altered course to S78W and reduced speed to 10 Knots.

7.40am: Courses various. 7.57am: Stop. Continuous sounding throughout watch.

8.0am: Half speed 8 Knots.

9.0am: Slow. Engines and Helm to Captain’s Orders. Continuous sounding.

10.10am: Observed Cape Charles Light Vessel bearing N2E (Magnetic) 3.5 miles.

11.0am: Stop. Cape Charles Light Vessel bearing N36E, 3 miles.

4.30pm: Evening Quarters. Exercised Fire drill. 4.45pm: Guns loaded and ready for the night.

[Distance run through the Water: 235 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Charles Light Vessel N32E, 4.5 miles]


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28 April 1915

From Halifax NS [and at Sea]

Lat 37.58, Long -74.91

[On Station off Cape Charles Light Vessel]

7.10am: Set course to N42E and speed to 15 Knots.

7.25am: Cape Charles Light Vessel abeam 2 miles streamed and set Patent Logs.

11.10am: Set course to N33E. Patent Log 51.

11.45am: Observed Winter Quarter Shoal Light Vessel bearing N20E, Patent Log 60.

11.58am: Winter Quarter Shoal Light Vessel abeam 1 [mile], Patent Log 63, altered course to N68E.

0.15pm: Fog set in. Continuous sounding throughout watch.

10.0pm: Fog cleared.

[Course and Distance made good: Various from Cape Charles Light Vessel 62 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Winter Quarter Light Vessel N58W, 1 mile]


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29 April 1915

From Halifax NS [at Sea]

Lat 40.92, Long -68.37

2.0am: Sounding as required.

7.47am: Altered course to N42E. Sounding throughout watch.

8.0am: Altered course to N87E, increased speed to 16.5 Knots and reset Patent Logs.

8.12am: Nantucket Light Vessel abeam 3 miles off, Patent Log 3.

8.30am: Quarters clean guns.

9.15am: Disperse. 9.30am: Divisions and Prayers.

2.30pm: Fog set in, closed WT Doors.

4.45pm: Altered course to N62E. Patent Logs Reset.

8.5pm: Mustered night duty guns crews and sea boats crew.

[Course and Distance made good: North Easterly 360 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Nantucket Light Vessel S74W, 59 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 2220 tons]


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30 April 1915

From Halifax NS, to Halifax NS and at Halifax NS

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56 [estimated]

2.10am: Altered course to N42E. Patent Logs Reset. Sounding continuously throughout Watch.

5.0am: Sounding continuously throughout watch.

6.30am: Fog lifted.

8.40am: Sambro Light Vessel abeam 2 cables off, altered course to N54E.

9.0am: Outer Gas Buoy abeam. 9.10am: Entered War Channel, altered course to N4W.

9.25am: Chebucto Head abeam 1 mile. Handed Patent Logs.

9.39am: Never fail Shoal Buoy abeam.

9.50am: Mauger [Maugher] Light House abeam 3 cables. [Engines and Helm to Captain's Orders]

10.5am: St George Island abeam.

10.18am: Let go Starboard Anchor in 10 Fathoms water, 60 Fathoms cable. 10.25am: Finished with Engines.

[Anchor Bearings: Ship's Head North, Exhibition Building N1W, Citadel S70W]

[10.30am: Clocks advanced 1 Hour to Halifax Mean Time]

[Anchored in “E” Berth Halifax Harbour]

1.45pm: Watch employed painting and as requisite.

2.25pm: Commenced coaling.

4.20pm: Landed liberty men.

10.45pm: Liberty men returned.

Midnight: Ceased coaling for the night.


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LOGS FOR MAY 1915


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for May 1915]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed by Navigating Officer, as before]

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[Page not completed, signed by Captain, as before, dated 2nd June 1915]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 May 1915

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

[Anchored in “E” Berth Halifax Harbour]

6.45am: Hands fell in and told off cleaning ship etc.

7.0am: Resumed coaling.

9.15am: Landed a Working Party at Dockyard.

9.30am: Working Party returned with stores.

11.0am: Escort landed.

0.30pm: Escort and prisoner returned.

1.30pm: Leave to Starboard Watch from 1.30pm to 10pm.

7.0pm: Landed Patrol 1 Petty Officer and 12 Seamen.

9.0pm: Landed Night Patrol.

10.0pm: Liberty men returned. Patrol returned.


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2 May 1915

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

[Anchored in “E” Berth Halifax Harbour]

7.0am: Hands fell in and told off to wash upper deck.

7.15am: Night Patrol returned.

9.30am: Divisions. Captain’s Inspection. 9.45am: Prayers.

10.30am: Landed Church Party.

1.15pm: Church Party returned. 1.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 10pm.

6.50pm: Landed Patrol 1 PO and 2 Seamen.

10.0pm: Liberty men returned. Patrol returned.

[Raining all day, noon temperature 38F]


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3 May 1915

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

[Anchored in “E” Berth Halifax Harbour]

9.25am: Landed Escort to attend at Police Court.

11.5am: Escort returned with five prisoners.

1.30pm: Liberty men fell in. Leave until 10pm.

pm: Watch employed taking in Stores.

7.15pm: Landed Patrol of 1 PO and 1 Seamen.

8.20pm: Finished taking in Stores.

10.0pm: Liberty men and Patrol returned.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 37294 lbs, Vegetables 34528 lbs, Flour 100 Barrels]


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4 May 1915

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

[Anchored in “E” Berth Halifax Harbour]

9.15am: Landed Escort. 9.30am: Escort return with 1 Prisoner.

4.30pm: Leave to POs until 10pm.

6.20pm: Motor boat returned from refit at Dockyard and hoisted in board.

10.0pm: Liberty men returned.


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5 May 1915

At Halifax NS and at Sea [though not stated at top of page]

Lat 44.18, Long -63.65

[Anchored in “E” Berth Halifax Harbour]

6.45am: Hands fell in. Told off scrubbing decks etc.

9.0am: Hove short. 9.10am: Anchor aweigh. Turned ship. Half speed ahead 12 Knots.

9.20am: Georges Island abeam.

9.50am: Ives Knoll buoy abeam 2 cables. Set Course to South.

10.30am: Chebucto Head abeam 1 mile.

11.7am: Sambro Light Vessel abeam 0.5 miles, streamed and set Patent Logs, altered course to S52W.

Noon: Sounding 80 fathoms MS [Mud, Sand].

3.0pm: Sounding as per Captain’s Orders.

4.30pm: Evening quarters. Guns loaded and ready for the night.

5.30pm: Altered course to S62W, Patent Log 95. Patent Logs Reset. Sounding as per Captain’s Orders.

8.0pm: Darken ship.

8.5pm: Mustered night duty guns crews.

10.0pm: Sounding as per Captain's Orders.

[Course and Distance made good: From Sambro Light Vessel S31W (Magnetic), 13 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Sambro Light Vessel N31E, 13 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 4079 tons. Received at Halifax 2300 tons]


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6 May 1915

From Halifax NS [at Sea]

Lat 40.51, Long -69.62

7.5am: Altered course to N76W, Patent Log 199. Continuous sounding throughout.

11.54am: Altered course to North, Patent Log 281. Sounding continuously.

0.10pm: Sighted Nantucket Light Vessel, altered course N77W. 0.27pm: Nantucket Light Vessel abeam, Patent Log 285 Port, 289 Starboard. Reset Patent Logs, altered course to N82W.

2.30pm: Continuous sounding.

4.40pm: Exercised General Quarters. Guns loaded and ready for night. 4.55pm: Disperse.

7.0pm: Sounding as required.

9.5pm: Observed Shinnecock Light Bearing N4W (Magnetic).

9.25pm: Shinnecock Light abeam bearing N8E (Magnetic), Patent Logs 135 Port, 129 Starboard. Sounding as required.

10.55pm: Observed Fire Island Light bearing N77W (Magnetic).

11.40pm: Fire Island Light Vessel abeam 1 mile, altered course to West, Patent Log 168 Port, 163 Starboard.

[Course and Distance made good: South Westerly 365 miles [should be 265 miles]]

[True Bearing and Distance: Nantucket Light Vessel N27W (True), 8 miles]


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7 May 1915

From Halifax NS [Patrolling off New York]

Lat 40.36, Long -73.67

[Position 8.0am: Ambrose Light Vessel NW, 7 miles; 8.0pm: Ambrose Light Vessel N59W, 4 miles]

0.10pm: Observed Navesink Light bearing N87W, Patent Log 175.

0.25am: Observed Ambrose Light bearing N75W, Patent Log 179.

1.0am: Handed Patent Logs. 1.25am: Stop.

1.40am: Ambrose Light Vessel N24W 6 miles.

[Patrolling South of Ambrose Light Vessel]

3.8am: Exercised night duty guns crews.

4.40am: Clocks retarded 30 minutes.

7.30am: HMS “Niobe” closed. 7.35am: “Niobe’s” boat alongside. 7.45am: Boat left.

9.30am: Out Battle practice target and commenced towing for HMAS “Melbourne”. 9.45am: Firing commenced.

10.5am: Firing finished.

10.20am: In target. 10.25am: Boat from “Melbourne” alongside for stores.

11.30am: Sea boat left with stores for Melbourne. 11.45am: Sea boat returned and hoisted.

5.15pm: Ambrose Light Vessel bearing N40W, 3 miles.

5.45pm: Came in fog. 6.5pm: Anchored in 16 fathoms water with 45 fathoms cable on Port bower.

7.20pm: Darken ship.

8.0pm: Ambrose Light Vessel bearing N59W. SBC [Signal Books Correct]. Fog clearing.

8.50pm: Heave away anchor. 9.0pm: Anchor aweigh. Engines and Helm to Commanders orders.

9.55pm: Stop. Ambrose Light Vessel bearing N33W.

[Course and Distance made good: Patrolling off New York]

[True Bearing and Distance: Ambrose Light Vessel N49W (True), 10 miles]


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8 May 1915

From Halifax NS [Patrolling off New York]

Lat 40.39, Long -73.74

[Position 8.0am: Ambrose Light Vessel N35W, 5 miles; 8.0pm: Ambrose Light Vessel N59W, 6 miles]

[Patrolling South of Ambrose Light Vessel]

0.20am: Came in fog. 0.35am: Anchored in 15 fathoms water with 45 fathoms cable of Port bower.

6.30am: Fog lifted.

8.7am: Heave away Anchor. 8.20am: Anchor aweigh. Helm and speed to orders.

8.35am: Stopped. Ambrose Light Vessel bearing N26W, 6 miles.

10.30am: Boat from HMAC [HMAS] “Melbourne” alongside.

11.45am: Boat from “Melbourne” left.

[True Bearing and Distance: Ambrose Light Vessel N43W (True), 6 miles]


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9 May 1915

From Halifax NS [Patrolling off New York]

Lat 39.41, Long -73.75

[Position 8.0am: Ambrose Light Vessel N34W, 6 miles; 8.0pm: Ambrose Light Vessel N31W, 6 miles]

[Patrolling South of Ambrose Light Vessel]

9.30am: Divisions and Prayers. Captain’s Inspection.

10.0am: Disperse.

4.30pm: Evening quarters. Guns loaded and ready for night.

[Course and Distance made good: Patrolling South of Ambrose Light Vessel]

[True Bearing and Distance: Ambrose Light Vessel N37W (Magnetic), 5.25 miles]


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10 May 1915

From Halifax NS [Patrolling off New York]

Lat 40.41, Long -73.73

[Position 8.0am: Ambrose Light Vessel N45W, 7 miles; 8.0pm: Ambrose Light Vessel N48W, 7 miles]

[Patrolling South of Ambrose Light Vessel]

10.5am: Commenced control exercise with HMCS “Niobe”.

11.10am: Finished run and secured.

2.15pm: Closed HMAS “Melbourne”.

2.50pm: Boat left for “Melbourne”.

3.20pm: Boat returned and hoisted.

[Course and Distance made good: Patrolling South of Ambrose Light Vessel]

[True Bearing and Distance: Ambrose Light Vessel N56W, 6 miles]


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11 May 1915

From Halifax NS [Patrolling off New York]

Lat 40.40, Long -73.74

[Position 8.0am: Ambrose Light Vessel N49W, 6 miles; 8.0pm: Ambrose Light Vessel N53W, 5.5 miles]

[Patrolling South of Ambrose Light Vessel]

8.45am: Quarters clean guns. 9.15am: Disperse.

9.30am: Divisions. Small arms drill.

10.30am: Disperse.

[Course and Distance made good: Patrolling off New York]

[True Bearing and Distance: Ambrose Light Vessel N49W, 5.5 miles]

[Weather fine and quiet, noon temperature 64F, sea temperature 53F]


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12 May 1915

From Halifax NS [Patrolling off New York]

Lat 40.40, Long -73.73

[Position 8.0am: Ambrose Light Vessel N45W, 7 miles; 8.0pm: Ambrose Light Vessel N43W, 7 miles]

[Patrolling South of Ambrose Light Vessel]

[Log just records routine matters]

[Course and Distance made good: Patrolling off Ambrose Light Vessel]

[True Bearing and Distance: Ambrose Light Vessel N39W, 6 miles]


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13 May 1915

From Halifax NS [Patrolling off New York]

Lat 40.42, Long -73.75

[Position 8.0am: Ambrose Light Vessel N40W, 5 miles; 8.0pm: Ambrose Light Vessel N20W, 6 miles]

[Patrolling South of Ambrose Light Vessel]

[Another typical day when not much happened; all entries shown here as example:]

3.0am: Exercised night duty guns crews.

4.0am, 8.0am and Noon: SBC [Signal Books Correct].

6.15am: Called hands.

6.45am: Hands fell in. Employed cleaning ship etc.

8.45am: Quarters clean guns. 9.15am: Disperse.

9.30am: Divisions and Prayers. 9.45am: Disperse.

4.0pm, 8.0pm and Midnight: SBC.

4.30pm: Evening quarters. Exercised fire drill.

4.40pm: Guns loaded and ready for the night.

7.40pm: Darken ship.

8.5pm: Mustered night duty guns crews and sea boats crew.

[Course and Distance made good: Patrolling off Ambrose Light Vessel]

[True Bearing and Distance: Ambrose Light Vessel N54W, 4.5 miles]


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14 May 1915

From Halifax NS [Patrolling off New York]

Lat 40.38, Long -73.73

[Position 8.0am: Ambrose Light Vessel N30W, 6 miles; 8.0pm: Ambrose Light Vessel N28W, 12 miles]

[Patrolling South of Ambrose Light Vessel]

10.30am: Stopped and lowered sea boat.

11.10am: Sea boat returned and hoisted.

[Course and Distance made good: Patrolling South of Ambrose Light Vessel]

[True Bearing and Distance: Ambrose Light Vessel N36W (magnetic), 7 miles]


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15 May 1915

From Halifax NS [Patrolling off New York]

Lat 40.34, Long -73.88

[Position 8.0am: Ambrose Light Vessel N10E, 6.5 miles; 8.0pm: Ambrose Light Vessel N1W, 6.5 miles]

[Patrolling South of Ambrose Light Vessel]

11.30am: Stopped two ships for Examination. Away sea boat.

11.50am: Ordered vessels to proceed. 11.55am: Sea boat returned and hoisted.

4.30pm: Sea boat left for “Melbourne”.

4.45pm: Sea boat returned and hoisted.

[Course and Distance made good: Patrolling South of Ambrose Light Vessel]

[True Bearing and Distance: Ambrose Light Vessel N14.5E, 8 miles]


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16 May 1915

From Halifax NS [Patrolling off New York]

Lat 40.35, Long -73.83

[Position 8.0am: Ambrose Light Vessel N20W, 6.5 miles; 8.0pm: Ambrose Light Vessel N7W, 6.5 miles]

[Patrolling South of Ambrose Light Vessel]

[Nothing of note in log]

[Course and Distance made good: Patrolling off New York]

[True Bearing and Distance: Ambrose Light Vessel N6E (magnetic), 6.75 miles]


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17 May 1915

From Halifax NS [Patrolling off New York]

Lat 40.47, Long -73.82

[Position 8.0am: Ambrose Light Vessel N5W, 6.5 miles; 8.0pm: Ambrose Light Vessel N5W, 6 miles]

[Patrolling South of Ambrose Light Vessel]

6.50pm: HMS “Glory” closed. Away sea boat.

7.15pm: Sea boat returned and hoisted.

[Course and Distance made good: Patrolling off New York]

[True Bearing and Distance: Ambrose Light Vessel North (Magnetic), 5 miles]

[Rain at times in am, mist and fog from 5pm]


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18 May 1915

From Halifax NS [Patrolling off New York and at Sea]

Lat 40.32, Long -73.82

[Position 8.0am: Ambrose Light Vessel N10E, 7 miles]

[Patrolling South of Ambrose Light Vessel]

9.30am: Divisions. 9.40am: Hands to Small Arms drill.

10.30am: Disperse. 10.40am: Hands fall in.

0.50pm: Increased speed to 16 Knots closing HMS “Glory”.

1.30pm: Set course to S62E, reduced to 7 Knots. Took up position 6 cables on “Glory’s” Starboard beam.

3.58pm: Altered course to S76E.

4.4pm: Took station 2.5 cables astern of HMS “Berwick”. Set course S76E (Magnetic) as per orders from Flagship, speed 9 Knots.

5.8pm: Streamed and set Patent Log.

[Course and Distance made good: Patrolling off New York]

[True Bearing and Distance: Ambrose Light Vessel N6E (magnetic), 9 miles]


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19 May 1915

From Halifax NS [at Sea]

Lat 40.10, Long -69.28

8.30am: Took station 2.5 cables on “Berwick’s” quarter. 8.43am: Increased speed to 15 Knots.

9.0am: Stopped. 9.15am: Out battle practice target.

9.40am: Half speed 6 Knots, Course SSE (Magnetic).

10.0am: “Glory” opened fire. 10.15am: Finished first run.

10.48am: Glory opened fires. 10.55am: Ceased firing.

11.1am: Altered course to ENE.

11.40am: “Berwick” opened fire. 11.45am: “Berwick” ceased fire.

11.55am: Opened fire. Noon: Finished firing. Stopped Engines.

0.5pm: Commenced to heave in target. 0.30pm: Target alongside.

1.0pm: Target aboard. Engines half speed 17 Knots. Streamed Patent Logs. 1.5pm: Altered course to N67E.

4.30pm: Evening quarters. Guns loaded and ready for night.

6.0pm and 10.30pm: Sounding as required.

8.0pm: Darkened ship.

[Course and Distance made good: South Easterly 214 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Nantucket Light Vessel N26W (True), 36 miles]


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20 May 1915

From [and to] Halifax NS

Lat 44.23, Long -63.72

3.0am: Soundings as required.

6.30am: Altered course to N45E. Patent Log 282.2 Port, 279.7 Starboard. Soundings as required.

9.30am: Divisions and prayers. 9.40am: Hands fell in. Employed chipping etc.

11.33am: Observed Sambro Light Vessel bearing N80E (magnetic). 11.35am: Altered course N80E, Patent Log 362.

0.7pm: Altered course to East.

0.22pm: Sambro Light Vessel abeam 2 cables off, altered course to N44E. 0.34pm: Course to Commander (N) orders. Entering Halifax Harbour.

1.49pm: Stop. 1.56pm: Let go Port anchor in 12 fathoms water, 60 fathoms cable. 2.5pm: Finished with Engines.

[Anchored in “E” Berth Halifax Harbour]

4.30pm: Landed Libertymen, leave to 10pm.

7.20pm: Commenced coaling.

10.0pm: Liberty men returned.

[Course and Distance made good: North Easterly 358 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Sambro Light Vessel N49E (True), 12 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 2347 tons]


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21 May 1915

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56 [estimated]

[Anchored in “E” Berth Halifax Harbour]

7.0am: Hands fell in. Clean Mess decks and flats.

9.30am: Hands employed cleaning flats and as requisite.

1.40pm: Hands employed as requisite.

4.30pm: Landed liberty men. Leave to 10pm.

9.30pm: Landed Picket 1 PO and 3 Seamen.

10.0pm: Liberty men returned.


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22 May 1915

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

[Anchored in “E” Berth Halifax Harbour]

9.30am: Motor boat sent to Dockyard for repairs.

2.45pm: Landed liberty men. Leave to 10pm.

6.45pm: Landed Patrol. 1 Lieutenant, 3 POs and 16 seamen.

10.0pm: Liberty men and Patrol returned.

[Provisions received: Vegetables 4204 lbs]


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23 May 1915

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

[Anchored in “E” Berth Halifax Harbour]

9.15am: Divisions. 9.30am: Divine Service. 9.45am: Landed RCs [Roman Catholics] and Presbyterians.

1.10pm: Church parties returned. 1.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch to 10pm.

10.0pm: Liberty men returned.

[Weather fine and quiet, noon temperature 65F]


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24 May 1915

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

[Anchored in “E” Berth Halifax Harbour]

1.40pm: Hands employed painting masts, funnels and as requisite.

3.20pm: Finished coaling 1800 Tons.

4.30pm: Landed Liberty men. Leave to 10pm.

7.20pm: Landed Escort.

7.50pm: Escort returned with 3 prisoners.

10.0pm: Liberty men returned.


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25 May 1915

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

[Anchored in “E” Berth Halifax Harbour]

6.45am: Hands fell in. Employed scrubbing upper deck.

8.0am: Landed Marine detachment.

9.30am: Hands fall in. Clean ship.

11.50am: Marine detachment returned.

4.30pm: Landed liberty men.

6.55pm: Landed Patrol of 1 Officer, 2 POs and 16 men.

10.0pm: Liberty men and Piquet returned.

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 4044 tons (Received 1800 Tons)]


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26 May 1915

At Halifax NS [and at Sea]

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

[Anchored in “E” Berth Halifax Harbour]

2.36pm: Heave away Anchor. 2.55pm: Anchor aweigh. Engines and Helm to Commanders Orders. 2.58pm: Half speed ahead 16 Knots.

4.0pm: Set Course to S25W.

4.30pm: Sambro Light Vessel abeam 0.5 miles off. Streamed and set Patent Logs, altered course to S52W. Evening quarters. Guns loaded and ready for night.

7.0pm: Sounding as required.

8.0pm: Darken ship, mustered night duty guns crews and sea boats crews.

10.0pm: Sounding as required.

11.0pm: Altered course to S62W (Standard), Patent Logs reset 95 Port, 92 Starboard.


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27 May 1915

From Halifax NS [at Sea]

Lat 40.85, Long -67.72

3.0am and 7.0am: Sounding as required.

10.30am: Clocks retarded 30 minutes. Sounding as required.

1.0pm: Altered course to N80W, Patent Log 205 and Reset.

pm: Sounding as required.

6.5pm: Observed Nantucket Light Vessel bearing N76W.

6.45pm: Nantucket Light Vessel Abeam 0.5 miles, Patent Log 78, altered course N81W and Reset Patent Log.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 304 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Nantucket Light Vessel S81W, 89 miles]


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28 May 1915

From Halifax NS to Patrol off New York [though not stated at top of page]

Lat 40.43, Long -73.75

[Position 8.0am: Ambrose Light Vessel N84W, 6 miles; 8.0pm: Ambrose Light Vessel N42W, 4.5 miles]

3.20am: Observed Shinnecock Light bearing N19W (Magnetic).

4.10am: Shinnecock Light abeam 23 miles off bearing N9E (magnetic).

5.40am: Fire Island Light Vessel bearing N80W (magnetic).

6.30am: Fire Island Light Vessel abeam 0.5 miles off, altered course to West, Patent Log 171 and Reset.

6.55am: Altered course to N81W, Patent Log 6.

8.0am: Engines Slow. 8.7am: Stopped and Handed Patent Log. 8.10am: Ambrose Light Vessel bearing N84W (magnetic) 6 miles.

10.0am: Clocks retarded 30 minutes to EST [Eastern Standard Time].

11.0am: Stopped. Ambrose Light Vessel bearing N54W (magnetic), 4 miles.

[Patrolling South of Ambrose Light Vessel]

7.55pm: Darkened ship.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 288 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Ambrose Light Vessel N61W (True), 4.5 miles]


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29 May 1915

From Halifax NS [Patrolling off New York]

Lat 40.41, Long -73.72

[Position 8.0am: Ambrose Light Vessel N37W, 5 miles; 8.0pm: Ambrose Light Vessel N40W, 7 miles]

[Patrolling South of Ambrose Light Vessel]

[Nothing of note in log]

[True Bearing and Distance: Ambrose Light Vessel N52W (True), 5.5 miles]

[Fog in am, cloudy in pm, noon temperature 59F, sea temperature 55F]


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30 May 1915

From Halifax NS [Patrolling off New York]

Lat 40.37, Long -73.72

[Position 8.0am: Ambrose Light Vessel N45W, 7 miles; 8.0pm: Ambrose Light Vessel N50W, 7.5 miles]

[Patrolling South of Ambrose Light Vessel]

9.30am: Divisions. Captain's Inspection. Hands mustered by the “Open List”.

[True Bearing and Distance: Ambrose Light Vessel N44W (True), 7.75 miles]


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31 May 1915

From Halifax NS [Patrolling off New York]

Lat 40.38, Long -73.71

[Position 8.0am: Ambrose Light Vessel N28W, 5 miles; 8.0pm: Ambrose Light Vessel N44W, 5.5 miles]

[Patrolling South of Ambrose Light Vessel]

9.30am: Hands fall in. Employed painting on “B” deck etc.

4.45pm: Towing target for HMS “Niobe”. Evening quarters. Swung out all boats and closed WTDs.

6.15pm: Ceased firing and hove short on target.

6.34pm: Returned target.

7.50pm: Darken ship.

[True Bearing and Distance: Ambrose Light Vessel N47W, 7.75 miles]


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LOGS FOR JUNE 1915


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for June 1915]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed as Navigating Officer, as before]

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[Page not filled in but signed by Captain Kemp, as before]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 June 1915

From Halifax NS [Patrolling off New York]

Lat 40.34, Long -73.75

[Position 8.0am: Ambrose Light Vessel N10E (magnetic), 5.5 miles; 8.0pm: Ambrose Light Vessel N11E, 7 miles]

[Patrolling South of Ambrose Light Vessel]

9.30am: Hands fall in. Employed painting etc.

11.20am: Lowered sea boat. 11.30am: Sea boat returned and hoisted.

[True Bearing and Distance: Ambrose Light Vessel N37W, 8.75 miles]


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2 June 1915

From Halifax NS [Patrolling off New York]

Lat 40.34, Long -73.75 [presumably same as previous day no noon position or bearing in log]

[Position 8.0am: Ambrose Light Vessel N40W, 12 miles; 8.0pm: Ambrose Light Vessel N10W, 5.5 miles]

[Patrolling South of Ambrose Light Vessel]

7.30am: Took station 4 cables astern of HMS “Leviathan”.

8.44am: Returned to patrol.

9.30am: Hands fall in. Employed painting ship.

[Easterly wind force 6 or 7 in pm, with rough sea from 8pm]


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3 June 1915

From Halifax NS [Patrolling off New York]

Lat 40.41, Long -73.69

[Position 8.0am: Ambrose Light Vessel North, 7 miles; 8.0pm: Ambrose Light Vessel N11W, 8.5 miles]

[Patrolling South of Ambrose Light Vessel]

11.40am: Lowered sea boat and sent mails to HMS “Niobe”.

0.10pm: Boat returned and hoisted.

[True Bearing and Distance: Ambrose Light Vessel N63W, 7.25 miles]

[Easterly wind force 7 at 4am, north easterly force 5 for most of rest of day]


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4 June 1915

From Halifax NS [Patrolling off New York]

Lat 40.18, Long -73.81

[Position 8.0am: Ambrose Light Vessel N12W, 12 miles; 8.0pm: Ambrose Light Vessel N12W, 10 miles]

[Patrolling South of Ambrose Light Vessel]

[Log records routine matters]

[True Bearing and Distance: Ambrose Light Vessel N82W, 7.25 miles]


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5 June 1915

From Halifax NS [Patrolling off New York]

Lat 40.30, Long -73.76

[Position 8.0am: Ambrose Light Vessel North, 5 miles; 8.0pm: Ambrose Light Vessel N5W, 6 miles]

[Patrolling South of Ambrose Light Vessel]

[Nothing of note in log]

[True Bearing and Distance: Ambrose Light Vessel N28W, 10.5 miles]


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6 June 1915

From Halifax NS [Patrolling off New York and at Sea]

Lat 40.37, Long -73.85

[Position 8.0am: Ambrose Light Vessel N25W (magnetic), 6 miles]

[Patrolling South of Ambrose Light Vessel]

9.30am: Divisions and Prayers. Captain’s Inspection.

4.30pm: Evening quarters. Guns loaded and ready for night.

5.20pm: Altered course to S9W.

6.0pm: Altered course S83E, increased to 16 Knots and streamed Patent Logs.

7.45pm: Darkened ship. Sounding as required.

8.17pm: Fire Island Light Vessel abeam bearing N7E (Magnetic), Patent Log 32.5.

[True Bearing and Distance: Ambrose Light Vessel N6E, 5.75 miles]


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7 June 1915

From Halifax NS [at Sea]

Lat 40.75, Long -69.32

8.0am: Nantucket Light Vessel abeam 0.5 miles, Patent Logs 200 Port, 195 Starboard (Reset). Clocks advanced 15 minutes. SBC.

8.45am: Quarters clean guns.

9.30am: General quarters. 9.50am: Secure. 10.0am: Disperse.

11.30am: Sounding as required.

2.0pm: Altered course to N65E. Clocks advanced 46 minutes to 60th meridian time.

3.0pm: Reset Patent Logs 89.1 Port, 91.8 Starboard. Sounding at frequent and regular intervals.

6.0pm and 11.0pm: Sounding at frequent and regular intervals.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 259 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Nantucket Light Vessel S83W, 60 miles]

[Fog, thick at times, all day, noon temperature 54F, sea temperature 52F]


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8 June 1915

From [and at] Halifax NS

Lat 44.35, Long -63.45

1.0am: Sounding at frequent and regular intervals.

3.45am: Altered course to N43E, Patent Logs 184 Port, 195 Starboard and Reset Patent Logs.

9.50am: Altered course to East, Patent Logs 78 Port, 81 Starboard. Reset Patent Logs.

11.38am: Altered course to N67E.

11.55am: Sambro Light Vessel abeam 2 cables off, altered course to N36E, Patent Log 15. Increased speed to 10 knots.

0.24pm: Stop. Logs Handed 20 Port, 19 Starboard.

0.30pm: Half Speed 8 Knots. Entered War Channel.

1.52pm: Engines slow. Courses and speeds to CO’s orders.

2.40pm: George’s Island abeam 0.25 miles.

2.52pm: Stopped off Anchorage. 2.56pm: Anchored in 12 fathoms water, 60 fathoms cable on Port Bower. 3.15pm: Finished with Engines.

[Anchored in “E” Berth Halifax Harbour]

4.30pm: Landed liberty men. Leave to 8am.

6.50pm: Landed Patrol of 1 officer, 1 POI and 11 men.

10.45pm: Patrol returned.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 309 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance; Sambro Light Vessel West 1 mile]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 3584 tons] [which is odd because there were 2307 tons the day before]

[Foggy all day, noon air and sea temperature 51F]


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9 June 1915

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56 [estimated]

[Anchored in “E” Berth Halifax Harbour]

6.45am: Hands fell in. Told off for painting overside.

7.15am: Commenced coaling.

9.30am: Hands fell in. Employed painting overside and as requisite.

1.15pm: One Petty Officer joined. 1.30pm: Landed Dock Yard party. Hands fell in and Employed as requisite.

4.30pm: Landed libertymen. Leave to 8am.

6.50pm: Landed Patrol 1 Officer, 1 POI and 12 Seamen.

10.30pm: Patrol returned.


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10 June 1915

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

[Anchored in “E” Berth, Halifax Harbour]

8.0am: Liberty men returned.

4.30pm: Landed liberty men. Leave to 8pm.

6.0pm: Landed Patrol.

8.0pm: Liberty men returned.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 3210 lbs, Vegetables 29873 lbs]


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11 June 1915

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

[Anchored in “E” Berth Halifax Harbour]

[Nothing of note in log]


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12 June 1915

From and at Halifax NS [and at Sea]

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

[Anchored in “E” Berth Halifax Harbour]

9.0am: Hands fell in. Employed as requisite. Working party of 1 PO and 12 men to dockyard.

10.0am: One AB and one stoker joined.

0.30pm: Hands employed taking in stores and target.

1.30pm: Heave away anchor. 1.45pm: Anchor aweigh, Half ahead 16 Knots, Courses various proceeding out of Harbour.

1.51pm: Georges Islands abeam.

2.2pm: Maugher Beach abeam. 2.28pm: Chebucto Head abeam. 2.32pm: Left War Channel and Set Course to S70E.

3.0pm: Outer Fairway buoy abeam, altered course to S82E. Streamed and Set Patent Logs.

4.0pm: Quarters clean guns.

4.38pm: Egg Island Whistle buoy abeam, altered course to S80E.

5.0pm: Guns loaded for the night. Disperse. Sounding at regular and frequent intervals.

8.0pm: Mustered night duty guns crews and sea boats crew. 8.30pm: Darken ship.

11.0pm: Sounding at regular and frequent intervals.

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1890 + 2347 Received = 4237 tons Total]

[Rain in am, fog, becoming thick, in pm]


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13 June 1915

From Halifax NS [at Sea]

Lat 45.66, Long -56.18

am and pm: Sounding at regular and frequent intervals.

7.0am: Altered course to S77E.

5.24pm: Altered course to N32W, Reset Patent Log.

9.30pm: Sighted Galantry Head Light bearing N5W (magnetic).

10.25pm: Galantry Head abeam 10 miles, altered course to N10W, Patent Log 70.5.

11.48pm: Stop. Plate Point Light bearing East (magnetic).

[Course and Distance made good: N77E, 323 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Race N65E, 145 miles]

[North easterly wind force 6 in pm, weather overcast after early fog, noon temperature 40F, sea temperature 41F]


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14 June 1915

From Halifax NS [at Sea]

Lat 46.38, Long -57.06

3.30am: Half Ahead 16 Knots, Set course N20E.

7.0am: Sounding at regular and frequent intervals.

10.55am: Altered course to N73E, Patent Log 8 and reset Patent Log.

2.32pm: Altered course to S60E, Patent Log 49.7. Reset and reduced speed to 13 knots.

3.0pm: Sounding at regular intervals.

4.35pm: Altered course to N43W.

5.0pm: Altered course to S60W, Patent Log 38.

8.30pm: Altered course to S59E, speed 11 Knots. 8.50pm: Galantry Head Light abeam bearing N31E (magnetic).

[Course and Distance made good: Various 222 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Plate Point N46E, 37.5 miles]


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15 June 1915

From Halifax NS [at Sea]

Lat 46.31, Long -53.10

2.0am: Sounding at regular intervals.

5.20am: Altered course to South.

6.0am: Altered course to S79E. 6.15am: Lat 46 22.5 N, Long 54 2 W: One small Berg.

7.30am: Cape Pine Light House N71E, altered course to S77E.

8.26am: Cape Pine abeam N13E, 6 miles, Patent Log 154.8.

10.16am: Altered course to S28W, Patent Log 172.6, Reset. Cape Race bearing N56E (magnetic) 4 miles.

11.0am: Passed several Icebergs.

Noon: Altered course to N75W. Increased speed to 16 Knots and Reset Patent Log.

2.0pm and 7.0pm: Sounding at regular intervals.

4.30pm: Evening quarters. Guns loaded and ready for the night. 4.45pm: Disperse.

10.30pm: Altered course to N15E, Patent Log 161.5.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 226 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Race North 21.5 miles]

[Weather mostly cloudy and quiet, noon temperature 40F, sea temperature 37F]


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16 June 1915

From Halifax NS [at Sea]

Lat 46.70, Long -57.58

2.0am and 7.0am: Sounding at regular intervals.

3.30am: Altered course to S56W, Patent Log 237.

6.30am: Altered course to N23E, Patent Log 282.6.

8.25am: Challenge and reply HMS “Niobe”.

9.0am: Altered course to S52W, Patent Log 320 and Reset.

10.20am: Altered course to S56E, Patent Log 20 and Reset.

11.40am: Clocks advanced 10 minutes to ATS.

Noon: Reset Patent Log. Altered course to S62E.

3.25pm: Plate Point Light House abeam 7 miles, Patent Log 49, altered course to S40E.

3.57pm: Galantry Head abeam 7 miles, Patent Log 57.

4.0pm: Altered course to S60E and Reset Patent Log.

6.50pm: Burin Head abeam distant 21 miles.

8.30pm: Darkened ship.

9.30pm: Cape St Mary abeam 11.5 miles bearing N32E (magnetic), altered course to S40E, Patent Log 81.

11.15pm: Altered course to S70E, Patent Log 107. 11.35pm: Cape Pine abeam 4.5 miles bearing N22E (Magnetic), altered course to S68E, Patent Log 112.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 360 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Plate Point N80.5E, 47 miles]


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17 June 1915

From Halifax NS [to and at St John’s, Newfoundland]

Lat 47.57, Long -52.70 [estimated]

1.10am: Cape Race abeam 4 miles, altered course to N68E, Patent Log 133 and Reset.

1.53am: Altered course to N45E, Patent Log 13.

2.50am: Ferryland Light abeam 5 miles, Patent Log 27/

4.2am: Bull Point abeam bearing N45W.

4.35am: Handed Patent Log.

5.0am: Cape Spear abeam, altered course to N15E and reduced speed to 10 Knots. 5.6am: Courses various to Captain’s orders.

5.28am: Stopped. Embarked Pilot. 5.39am: Engines and helm to Pilot’s directions entering St. John’s Harbour.

6.10am: Anchored in 16 fathoms water with 35 fathoms Cable on Port Bower.

[At Anchor St John’s NF [Newfoundland]

7.40am: Coal lighters alongside.

9.55am: Commenced coaling.

1.10pm: Hands employed coaling and as requisite.

5.15pm: Embarked detachment of Officers, Soldiers and naval ratings, 87 Naval Ratings and 1 PO.

[Distance run through the Water: Various 248 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 3160 tons]


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18 June 1915

From Halifax NS, at St John’s NF

Lat 47.57, Long -52.70

[At Anchor St John’s NF]

6.45am: Hands fell in. Port Watch employed drawing stores from SS “Glenalmond”. Starboard Watch coaling ship.

9.1am: 1 Signalman discharged to Submarine H2. One Signal boy joined ship. Hands employed provisioning ship and drawing stores from SS “Glenalmond”.

1.40pm: Hands employed as requisite.

6.15pm: Discharged 1 Sub Lieutenant RNR, 2 Midshipmen RNR and 1 Leading Signalman to SS “Glenalmond”.

8.50pm: Finished coaling.

[Note: SS “Glenalmond” was a British cargo ship built in Sunderland in 1902 and owned by Austin Friars Steam Shipping Company; she was to be sunk by a German submarine off Brittany (France) in April 1916.]


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19 June 1915

From Halifax NS, at St John’s NF

Lat 47.57, Long -52.70

[At Anchor St John’s NF]

9.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship and as requisite.


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20 June 1915

From Halifax and St John’s, at St John’s [and at Sea]

Lat 47.50, Long -52.43

[At Anchor St John’s NF]

10.0am: Heave away. 10.10am: Anchor away. Half speed 10 Knots. 10.20am: Stopped and discharged Pilot. Courses and speed various to Captain’s Orders.

10.55am: Stop. 11.15am: Half speed 8 Knots, streamed Patent Log and Fog Buoy. Set course to S40E.

3.0pm: Altered course to S38E.

4.30pm: Evening quarters. Guns loaded and ready for night.

8.30pm: Darken ship.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 12 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Spear N80W, 8.5 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 2928 + 513 Received = 3441 tons Total]

[Foggy from 11am onwards]


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21 June 1915

From St John’s NF [at Sea]

Lat 46.53, Long -48.68

8.0am: Clock advanced 20 minutes to ATS.

9.50am: Exercised General Quarters and “Abandon Ship”.

1.50pm: Stop. Handed Patent Log.

2.20pm: Away seaboat with towing hawser for [Submarine] H3 [details here]. 2.30pm: Towing hawser fast. 2.35pm: Sea boat returned and hoisted. 2.36pm: Slow ahead with H3 in tow.

2.45pm: Half speed 8 knots. 2.55pm: Streamed Patent Log.

4.25pm: Half speed 7 Knots. 4.30pm: Evening quarters. Guns loaded and ready for night.

[Course and Distance made good: S69E, 164 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance 41 26 N, 30 W, S69E, 861 miles]

[Foggy all day, noon temperature 43F, sea temperature 42F]

[Note: Submarine HMS H3 was built in Montreal in 1915 and commissioned into the Royal Navy on 3 June 1915; she was escorted from Canada to Gibraltar by Calgarian, accompanied by H1, H2 and H3; she was to be mined and sunk in the Adriatic in July 1916 (more details here) with the loss of all hands (there is a list of those killed here, for Saturday 15th July 1916).]


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22 June 1915

From St John’s NF [at Sea]

Lat 45.30, Long -45.52

9.40am: Exercised Small arm drill.

10.10am: Increased speed to 9.5 Knots. 10.20am: Disperse.

0.30pm: Altered course to S40E, Patent Log 4.5.

1.15pm: Handed Patent Log 11 on.

2.18pm: Streamed Patent Log.

4.55pm: Towing hawser parted. Stopped and lowered sea boat.

7.20pm: Hawser repaired. Hoisted sea boat and proceeded at 8 Knots. Reset Patent Log.

[Course and Distance made good: S61E, 154 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: 41 26 N, 30 W, S71E, 719 miles]


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23 June 1915

From St John’s NF [at Sea]

Lat 44.22, Long -41.55

[Log just records routine matters]

[Course and Distance made good: S67E, 177 miles]


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24 June 1915

From St John’s NF [at Sea]

Lat 43.52, Long -39.10

0.45am: Towing hawser parted. Stopped Engines. 1.5am: Hove in hawser, all clear. Half speed 8 knots.

8.0am: Clocks advanced 10 minutes to ATS. SBC.

Noon: Reset Patent Log. SBC.

0.10pm: Stopped. Handed Patent Log. 0.20pm: Proceeded 8.5 knots. Streamed Patent Log. 0.55pm: Altered course to S41E.

4.50pm: Lowered sea boat for attendance on H3.

5.15pm: Sea boat returned and hoisted. 5.22pm: Half speed 8.5 knots. Streamed Patent Log.

8.40pm: Mustered night duty guns crews and sea boats crew. 8.45pm: Darken ship.

[Course and Distance made good: S67E, 125 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: 40 05 N, 27 40 W, S68E, 550 miles]

[Misty for most of day, noon temperature 64F, sea temperature 62F]


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25 June 1915

From St John’s NF [at Sea]

Lat 42.20, Long -35.18

8.0am: Clock advanced 14 minutes. SBC.

Noon: Reset Patent Log.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 194 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Corvo Island S53E, 233 miles]


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26 June 1915

From St John’s NF [at Sea and off Flores Island, Azores]

Lat 39.77, Long -31.43

8.0am: Clocks advanced 22 minutes to ATS.

11.15am: Altered course to S18E, Patent Log 217.

Noon: Reset Patent Log. SBC.

1.50pm: Negra Point abeam distant 6.5 miles. 1.55pm: Altered course to S10E. Handed Patent Log.

2.30pm: Reduced speed. 2.50pm: Stop.

3.0pm: Let go Starboard anchor in 20 fathoms water with 60 fathoms chain. 3.2pm: Away sea boat to SS “Glenalvon” [probably Glenalmond seen earlier and later]. H3 and H4 came alongside for fuel, etc.

3.45pm: H1 alongside.

5.0pm: H1 cast off.

7.20pm: H4 cast off. 7.30pm: H2 alongside.

8.40pm: No 2 cast off. 8.45pm: Hove H3 astern and made fast with towing Hawser.

9.10pm: Heave away. 9.20pm: Anchor away and secured. Engines as required. 9.30pm: Half speed 9 Knots. Set Course S69E. Streamed and set Patent Log.

9.40pm: Hawser slipped. Stop.

10.15pm: Hawser fast. Half speed 9 Knots, course S69E. Streamed Patent Log.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 218 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Delgada Point Flores Island S39E, 21 miles]


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27 June 1915

From St John’s NF [at Sea]

Lat 39.50, Long -28.52

8.0am: SBC. Clocks advanced 12.5 minutes to ATS.

9.45am: Divisions and Prayers. 10.30am: Rounds.

Noon: Patent Log Reset.

3.0pm: Altered course to S55E.

4.45pm: Guns loaded and ready for the night.

9.15pm: Stop. Hauled in Patent Log.

9.23pm: Away sea boat to H3 with Engineer Officer and ERA [Engine Room Artificer].

9.55pm: Boat returned and hoisted. 10.0pm: Proceeded 9 Knots and Streamed Patent Log.

[Course and Distance made good: N88E, 120 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: North Point of Graciosa Island S45E, 34 miles]


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28 June 1915

From St John’s [at Sea]

Lat 38.75, Long -23.75

8.0am: Clocks advanced 19 minutes to ATS. SBC.

0.40pm: Altered course to S57E.

6.30pm: Stop. 6.35pm: Away sea boat to H3.

6.55pm: Sea boat returned and hoisted. Half speed 12 Knots.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 224 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Spartel S78E, 874 miles]


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29 June 1915

From St John’s NF [at Sea]

Lat 37.97, Long -19.11

8.0am: Clocks advanced 18 minutes to ATS. SBC.

8.30am: Towing Hawser parted. 8.45am: Hawser hauled in. H3 able to proceed under own steam.

9.12am: Proceeded Half speed 7 Knots.

11.10am: Stopped. “Glenalmond” communicating with H3. 11.17am: Proceeded at 10 Knots.

Noon: Patent Log Reset. 0.30pm: Altered course to S60E.

10.40pm: Stopped. Handed Patent Log 104.7 on.

[Course and Distance made good: S78E, 224 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Spartel S79E, 650 miles]

[Weather fine and quiet, noon temperature 70F, sea temperature 66F]


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30 June 1915

From St John’s [at Sea]

Lat 37.3, Long -15.5

0.30am: Proceeded. Half speed 9 Knots. Streamed Patent Log.

7.55am: Sighted HMS “Argonaut”. Challenge and reply correct.

8.0am: SBC. Clocks advanced 16 minutes to ATS.

8.30am: Quarters clean guns. 9.15am: Disperse.

4.30pm: Evening quarters. Guns loaded and ready for night.

[Course and Distance made good: S78.5E, 208 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Spartel S78.5E, 442 miles]


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LOGS FOR JULY 1915


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for July 1915]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed by Navigating Officer, as before]

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[Page not filled in but signed by Captain, as before]

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[Page for details of Barometer and Thermometers, not filled in]


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1 July 1915

From St John’s NF to Gibraltar

Lat 36.35, Long -11.08

8.0am: SBC. Clocks advanced 18 minutes to ATS.

9.45am: Divisions and Small arms drill.

10.30am: Secure. Hands employed as requisite.

Noon: Altered course to S70E.

8.0pm: Mustered night duty guns crews and Sea boats crew.

[Course and Distance made good: S73E, 186 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Spartel S83E, 252 miles]


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2 July 1915

From St John’s NF to Gibraltar

Lat 36.12, Long -7.55

5.55am: Engines stop, in answer to signal from H1.

6.50am: Proceeded 5 Knots, streamed Patent Log.

8.0am: SBC. Clocks advanced 12 minutes to ATS. First Watch manned stations for submarine defence.

Noon: Altered course to S67E, Patent Log reset.

9.0pm: Sighted Cape Trafalgar Light bearing S89E.

[Course and Distance made good: S86E, 171 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Spartel S76E, 80 miles]

[South easterly wind force 5 or 6 for most of day, sea rough from 8pm; weather fine, noon temperature 72F, sea temperature 68F]


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3 July 1915

From St John’s NF to [and at] Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36 [estimated]

1.40am: Observed Cape Spartel bearing S34E (Magnetic). Increased speed to 8 Knots.

3.25am: Cape Trafalgar abeam distant 11 miles, Patent Log 63, Bearing N23E (magnetic).

7.40am: Tarifa abeam 2 miles. 7.45am: Altered course to N77E.

9.25am: Canero Point abeam 2 miles. 9.30am: Speed and Course, Half speed 12 Knots. Patent Log Handed. Proceeded into Harbour.

10.20am: Alongside South Mole No 4 Berth.

10.35am: Made fast and run off Engines.

Noon: Commenced coaling. SBC.

[No 4 Coaling Berth Gibraltar]

0.15pm: 1 Sub Lieutenant, 2 Midshipmen, 1 PO, 1 Leading Signalman and 8 men joined from SS “Glenalmond”.

pm: Hands employed coaling and as requisite.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch until 7.30am.

5.30pm: Landed patrol. Discharged 1 Signal rating to H2.

6.0pm: 1 Signal rating joined ship from H2.

10.0pm: Finished coaling.

Midnight: Patrol returned. SBC.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 112 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1775 tons]


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4 July 1915

From St John’s NF, at Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[No 4 Coaling Berth Gibraltar]

9.0am: 1 PO and 4 men landed to clean Picket House.

10.20am: Church Parties landed.

4.30pm: Landed liberty men. 4.50pm: Landed escort.

5.30pm: Landed Patrol. 6.15pm: Escort returned.

Midnight: Patrol returned. SBC.

[Weather fine and quiet, noon temperature 75F]


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5 July 1915

From St John’s NF, at Gibraltar [and at Sea]

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[No 4 Coaling Berth Gibraltar]

8.45am: Hands fell in. Told off for painting ship, and parties as requisite.

1.40pm: Hands fell in. Employed painting ship and taking in provisions.

5.30pm: Escort with German Prisoners of War arrived.

6.30pm: Returned two German prisoners to Military authorities.

7.30pm: Preparing ship for sea.

8.0pm: SBC. Cast off from jetty. 8.15pm: Cast off tugs. Half speed 10 Knots.

8.23pm: Passed out of Harbour. Half speed 17 Knots. 8.25pm: Sounded out submarine defence stations and set course to S10W (standard). 8.30pm: Streamed Patent Logs. 8.31pm: Secure.

8.40pm: Altered course to S25W.

9.10pm: Altered course to West (standard), Patent Logs 10.5 Starboard, 11 Port.

9.50pm: Altered course to N70W, Logs 21.5 Port, 21 Starboard and Reset.

9.50pm: Cape Tarifa Light abeam 4 miles off.

10.45pm: Cape Spartel Light abeam distant 9.5 miles, bearing S25W, Patent Log 14.5.

Midnight: SBC. Prisoners of war correct.

[Provisions received: Vegetables 2000 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 2097 tons]


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6 July 1915

From Gibraltar to Liverpool

Lat 36.47, Long -9.93

2.0am: Exercised night duty guns crews.

4.0am: SBC. Prisoners of War correct. Second watch manned submarine defence stations.

8.0am: Prisoners of War correct. SBC. First watch manned submarine defence stations.

9.0am: Sounded the “Disperse” for submarine defence.

10.40am: Altered course to N14W, Patent Log 207 and Reset Patent Logs.

11.40am: Increased speed to 18 Knots.

Noon: Prisoners of War correct. SBC.

4.0pm, 8.0pm and Midnight: Prisoners of War correct. SBC.

9.0pm: Mustered night duty guns crews and sea boats crew.

10.0pm: Altered course to N20E (Standard). Reset Patent Logs 184.2 Starboard, 181.5 Port.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 231 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape St Vincent N53E, 56 miles]


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7 July 1915

From Gibraltar to Liverpool

Lat 42.37, Long -11.53

[Log just records routine matters, Prisoners of War and Signal Books reported correct every 4 hours]

[Course and Distance made good: Various 372 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Finisterre N73E, 104 miles]


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8 July 1915

From Gibraltar to Liverpool

Lat 48.73, Long -9.75

1.40am: Starboard Log carried away. 2.0am: Streamed Starboard Log.

4.0am: Prisoners of War correct. SBC. Second Watch Submarine defence on deck.

8.0am: Prisoners of War correct. SBC. First Watch submarine defence on deck.

11.40am: Exercise abandon ship.

0.4pm: Secure. Second Watch submarine defence on deck.

2.0pm: Commenced steering zig zag courses, altered course 30 degrees each side every 15 minutes.

5.0pm: Steering zig zag courses, in accordance with submarine defence regulations.

9.34pm: Course N69E.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 390 miles

[True Bearing and Distance: Smalls N36E, 240 miles]


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9 July 1915

From Gibraltar to Liverpool and at Liverpool

Lat 53.52, Long -3.22 [estimated]

2.7am: Observed Smalls Light bearing S63E and Tuskar Light bearing N21E (Magnetic).

2.58am: Smalls Light abeam. 3.0am: Altered course to N48E. Reset Patent Logs. Resumed Zig Zag Courses.

5.0am: On Submarine defence stations.

8.23am: South Stack abeam 3 miles off, Patent Logs 91.6 Starboard, 95.8 Port. Reset Log. Zig Zag courses resumed.

9.0am: Skerries abeam, Distant 2.5 miles, Log 9, altered course S78E.

9.44am: Point Lynus abeam Patent Log 21.2, 5.5 miles distant. Reset Patent Log.

11.0am: Handed Patent Log.

11.37am: Reduced speed to 8 knots. 11.45am: Engines and Helm to Captain’s orders, proceeding to pick up Pilot.

0.8pm: Pilot boarded. 0.11pm: Half Speed 15 knots. Courses and speeds various to Pilot’s orders.

1.20pm: Rock Light House abeam. 1.30pm: Let go starboard anchor 60 fathoms cable. Anchor Bearings: Liver Buildings S12E, New Brighton Tower N25W, SHIP’S Head S15W.

7.15pm: Special Duty men to Stations.

8.0pm: Prisoners of War Correct.

8.10pm: Commenced to heave away. 8.20pm: Anchor aweigh and tugs made fast fore and aft. Helm and engines as required.

9.10pm: Entered Sandon Lock. 9.14pm: Entered Sandon Basin. 9.40pm: Rang off engines.

10.10pm: Fast alongside Ocean Quay, Sandon Basin.

10.30pm: All confidential books returned to Captain and locked up.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 386 miles]

[Distance: to Formby Light VESSEL S78.5E, 3.75 miles]

[Noon Position] [Off the Bar Light Vessel]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 900 tons]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 58F, sea temperature 56F]


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10 July 1915

From Gibraltar, at Liverpool

Lat 53.43, Long -3.00 [estimated]

[Sandon Basin Liverpool]

8.50am: “Clypso” [HMS Calypso?] Boys left ship

10.20am: Prisoners of war discharged to HMS “Eagle”.

0.30pm: Disembarked Troops.

1.30pm: Granted 12 days leave to [blank].

2.30pm: Discharged Invalids to HMS “Eagle”.

[Provisions received: Vegetables 760 lbs]


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11 July 1915

From Gibraltar, at Liverpool

Lat 53.43, Long -3.00

[Sandon Basin Liverpool]

8.30am: Roman Catholics landed.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.30am: Roman Catholics Returned.

1.30pm: Special leave granted to Second Part of Port Watch until 7.30am on 12th.

[Provisions received: Vegetables 700 lbs]


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12 July 1915

From Gibraltar, at Liverpool

Lat 53.43, Long -3.00

[Sandon Basin Liverpool]

7.15am: Hands employed scrubbing decks and flats.

9.0am: Hands employed as required.

1.40pm: Hands fall in and employed as required.

4.30pm: Special leave granted to First part Port Watch until 7.30am.

[Provisions received: Vegetables 700 lbs]


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13 July 1915

From Gibraltar, at Liverpool

Lat 53.43, Long -3.00

[Sandon Basin Liverpool]

1.40pm: Hands fall in and employed painting ship and as required.

[Provisions received: Vegetables 700 lbs]


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14 July 1915

From Gibraltar, at Liverpool

Lat 53.43, Long -3.00

[Sandon Basin Liverpool]

1.40pm: 4 men employed with shore party dismounting guns ‒ remainder of hands as requisite.

[Provisions received: Vegetables 760 lbs]


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15 July 1915

From Gibraltar, at Liverpool

Lat 53.43, Long -3.00

[Sandon Basin Liverpool]

4.30pm: Read Warrant No 28.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 120 lbs, Vegetables 700 lbs]


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16 July 1915

From Gibraltar, at Liverpool

Lat 53.43, Long -3.00

[Sandon Basin Liverpool]

9.0am: Hands employed drawing ship’s stores and as requisite.

10.00am: Landed 12000 lbs of beef into Union Cold Storage.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 120 lbs, Vegetables 700 lbs]


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17 July 1915

From Gibraltar, at Liverpool

Lat 53.43, Long -3.00

[Sandon Basin Liverpool]

1.30pm: Granted leave to second Part of Port Watch.

3.40pm: The watch tended mooring wires.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 110 lbs, Vegetables 700 lbs]

[From here on information on provisions only shown where it is unusual]


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18 July 1915

From Gibraltar, at Liverpool

Lat 53.43, Long -3.00

[Sandon Basin Liverpool]

8.30am: Roman Catholics Landed.

9.30am: Divisions. 10.0am: Hands to church.

1.0pm: Granted leave to first part of Watch until 7.30am.


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19 July 1915

From Gibraltar, at Liverpool

Lat 53.43, Long -3.00

[Sandon Basin Liverpool]

[Log just records routine matters]


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20 July 1915

From Gibraltar, at Liverpool

Lat 53.43, Long -3.00

[Sandon Basin Liverpool]

Noon: Paymaster and Escort returned to ship.


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21 July 1915

From Gibraltar, at Liverpool

Lat 53.43, Long -3.00

[Sandon Basin Liverpool]

1.40pm: Hands fall in Employed taking in Engineer’s stores.

10.30pm: Discharged Staff Paymaster to HMS “Victory” Portsmouth.


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22 July 1915

From Gibraltar, at Liverpool

Lat 53.43, Long -3.00

[Sandon Basin Liverpool]

9.0am: Hands fall in and employed returning meat etc to store.

10.30am: Lent 21 rifles and bayonets, Belts and pouches to HMS “Eagle”.

4.40pm: Read warrant No 29.

6.0pm: Watch employed taking in provisions.


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23 July 1915

From Gibraltar, at Liverpool

Lat 53.43, Long -3.00

[Sandon Basin Liverpool]

7.30am: Liberty men returned from long leave.

10.0am: Liberty men of starboard watch [should be port watch] landed for 12 days leave.

4.30pm: Granted special leave to part of watch.


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24 July 1915

From Gibraltar, at Liverpool

Lat 53.43, Long -3.00

[Sandon Basin Liverpool]

1.0pm: Granted leave to part of watch. Hands make and mend clothes.

11.20pm: Electric lights out.


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25 July 1915

From Gibraltar, at Liverpool

Lat 53.43, Long -3.00

[Sandon Basin Liverpool]

2.15am: Electric lights on.

7.30am: Liberty men returned.

8.45am: RCs Landed for church.

9.30am: Divisions. 10.0am: Divine Service on board. 10.15am: RCs Returned.

1.15pm: Gave leave to part of watch.


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26 July 1915

From Gibraltar, at Liverpool

Lat 53.43, Long -3.00

[Sandon Basin Liverpool]

9.0am: Hands employed as requisite. Dockyard party landed.

pm: Received 150 beds on board.


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27 July 1915

From Gibraltar, at Liverpool

Lat 53.43, Long -3.00

[Sandon Basin Liverpool]

6.30am: 1 Sub Lieutenant and 3 Midshipmen RNR joined the ship.

0.15pm: Ammunition arrived.

3.10pm: Lieutenant Lloyd RNR left ship.

3.20pm: Lieutenant Headlam RNR left ship.

3.30pm: 21 Rifles, bayonets and leather gear returned to ship from HMS “Eagle”.

4.30pm: Granted leave to part of watch. 4.50pm: Exercised fire stations.


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28 July 1915

From Gibraltar, at Liverpool

Lat 53.43, Long -3.00

[Sandon Basin Liverpool]

9.0am: Hands employed taking in ballast for testing ship.

1.45pm: Hands employed returning empties and as requisite.

4.30pm: Granted leave to part of watch. 5.0pm: Exercised fire stations.

7.20pm: 1 Chief PO and 1 Leading Seaman joined the ship.


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29 July 1915

From Gibraltar, at Liverpool

Lat 53.43, Long -3.00

[Sandon Basin Liverpool]

9.0am: Hands employed taking in ballast for testing ship.

1.40pm: Hands employed taking in ballast and as requisite.


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30 July 1915

From Gibraltar, at Liverpool

Lat 53.43, Long -3.00

[Sandon Basin Liverpool]

6.45am: Hands employed painting ship and discharging ballast.

9.0am: Hands painting funnels and discharging ballast.

1.45pm: Hands employed discharging ballast.

10.15pm: One seaman RNR joined ship.


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31 July 1915

From Gibraltar, at Liverpool

Lat 53.43, Long -3.00

[Sandon Basin Liverpool]

9.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

Noon: Payed [sic] monthly wages to men.

1.30pm: Granted leave to part of watch ‒ Hands make and mend clothes.


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LOGS FOR AUGUST 1915


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for August 1915]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed by Navigating Officer, as before]

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[Page not filled in but signed by Captain, as before, dated 1st September 1915]


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1 August 1915

From Gibraltar, at Liverpool

Lat 53.43, Long -3.00

[Sandon Basin Liverpool]

8.45am: RCs Landed.

9.45am: Divisions. 10.0am: Divine Service on board. 10.20am: RCs Returned.

1.30pm: Granted leave to part of watch.

5.0pm: Landed liberty men.


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2 August 1915

From Gibraltar, at Liverpool

Lat 53.43, Long -3.00

[Sandon Basin Liverpool]

7.30am: Liberty men returned to ship.

8.45am: Quarters Clean Guns.

9.30am: Hands employed in spirit room and cleaning ship.

1.30pm and 5.0pm: Landed liberty men.


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3 August 1915

From Gibraltar, at Liverpool

Lat 53.43, Long -3.00

[Sandon Basin Liverpool]

7.30am: Liberty men returned from leave.

9.45am: Hands employed painting ship and as requisite.

1.40pm: Hand[s] fall in and employed as requisite.

4.45pm: Watch employed taking in provisions.


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4 August 1915

From Gibraltar, at Liverpool

Lat 53.43, Long -3.00

[Sandon Basin Liverpool]

1.40pm: Hands employed scraping decks and on the boats falls.


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5 August 1915

From Gibraltar, at Liverpool

Lat 53.43, Long -3.00

[Sandon Basin Liverpool]

6.45am: Hands employed rigging derricks and cleaning ship.

7.30am: Liberty men returned from long leave.

11.40am: 1 PO2 Discharged from ship.


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6 August 1915

From Gibraltar, at Liverpool

Lat 53.43, Long -3.00

[At Sandon Basin Liverpool]

0.55am: 1 Seaman RNR joined the ship.

11.20am: Landed Funeral Escort.

1.0pm: Granted leave to Port Watch until 7.30am Tuesday August 10th.

4.50pm: Evening Quarters. Funeral Escort returned.


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7 August 1915

From Gibraltar, at Liverpool

Lat 53.43, Long -3.00

[At Sandon Basin Liverpool]

9.0am: Hands fall in and employed cleaning ship and as requisite.

1.30pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

2.0pm: Six stokers joined ship.

5.50pm: Two stokers joined ship.


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8 August 1915

From Gibraltar, at Liverpool

Lat 53.43, Long -3.00

[At Sandon Basin Liverpool]

8.45am: Landed Roman Catholics. 9.0am: Divisions. 9.15am: Divine Service on board.

10.5am: Roman Catholics returned.

1.0pm: Granted leave to part of watch.


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9 August 1915

From Gibraltar, at Liverpool

Lat 53.43, Long -3.00

[At Sandon Basin Liverpool]

9.35am: Landed 1 Officer and Escort to Police Station.

11.0am: Escort returned on board with 1 prisoner.

1.40pm: Hands employed as requisite and turning out boats.

2.30pm: Hands taking in Steward’s stores ‒ Discharged 1 RNR seaman, Taylor, to shore.

5.15pm: 2 RNR Seamen joined the ship.

7.30pm: 15 Royal Marines, 21 PO and seamen joined ship for passage.

8.20pm: Granted special leave to draft.

[Rain at times, no wind, noon temperature 64F]


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10 August 1915

From Gibraltar, at Liverpool

Lat 53.43, Long -3.00

[At Sandon Basin Liverpool]

6.30am: 1 Lieutenant RNR joined ship for passage.

6.45am: Hands employed scraping and cleaning decks.

8.0am: Liberty men returned.

8.45am and 1.40pm: Hands employed taking in ammunition and stores.

3.45pm: Landed escort.

4.30pm: Leave granted to watch.

5.20pm: Escort returned on board with 1 prisoner. Part of watch employed turning in board all port boats.

6.30pm: Working party employed taking in stores.


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11 August 1915

From Gibraltar, at Liverpool

Lat 53.43, Long -3.00

[At Sandon Basin Liverpool]

6.45am: Hands employed scraping pitch and as requisite.

9.30am: Divisions and Prayers. 9.40am: Landed escort. 9.45am: Hands employed scraping decks and as requisite.

11.25am: Escort returned with 1 prisoner.

1.10pm: Singled up forward and aft.

1.25pm: Tugs made fast. 1.37pm: Let go from wharf.

[Proceeding from Sandon Basin to Canada Graving Dock. Tugs in attendance: “Bison”, “Otter” and “Toxteth”]

1.51pm: Entered Huskisson Dock.

2.4pm: In Canada Dock.

2.27pm: Entered Canada Graving Dock. 2.35pm: In Canada Graving Dock ‒ all fast.

3.15pm: Gangway aboard.

4.0pm: Ship took chocks. Hands employed tending shores.

4.15pm: Read Warrant No 31.

5.0pm: Landed liberty men.

[Note: Tug “Bison” was built in Garston, Liverpool in 1906 and was owned by The Mersey Towing Company (listed here. No 124020).

Tug “Otter” (previously “African” and “Sir WT Lewis”) was a hired patrol tug built in Cardiff in 1887 and also owned by The Mersey Towing Company (listed on next page from here, No 89213).

Tug “Toxteth” was a small berthing tug built in Liverpool in 1899 and owned by The Alexandra Towing Company, Bootle (listed here No 110579); she was sold in 1930 and renamed “Cleadon”. “Otter” and “Toxteth” are both listed here.]


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12 August 1915

From Gibraltar, at Liverpool

Lat 53.44, Long -3.00 [estimated]

[In Canada Graving Dock Liverpool]

6.45am: Hands employed shifting anchor cable in dock.

9.30am: Hands employed on the cables and as requisite.

1.40pm: Hands employed taking in provisions and as requisite.

4.30pm: Landed liberty men. Hands to Evening Quarters ‒ Read warrant No 3 [probably 30].


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13 August 1915

From Gibraltar, at Liverpool

Lat 53.44, Long -3.00

[In Canada Graving Dock Liverpool]

6.45am: Hands employed cleaning Mess decks and flat ‒ scraping pitch.

9.40am: Port watch employed taking paymaster’s stores.

0.30pm: Liberty men Landed.

1.40pm: Hands fall in and employed as necessary. Part of watch taking in Paymaster’s and Carpenter’s stores.

4.30pm: Evening Quarters. Read warrant No 32.


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14 August 1915

From Gibraltar, at Liverpool

Lat 53.43, Long -3.00 [estimated]

[In Canada Graving Dock Liverpool]

1.30am: 1 Stoker brought on board by Civil Police.

7.0am: 1 PO1 joined ship from HMS “Excellent”.

8.30am: Flooded dock. 8.45am: Hands fell in for proceeding out of dock.

9.10am: Pilot boarded. 9.20am: Ship floated.

9.53am: Cast off and proceed out of dock. 9.57am: Tugs fast.

10.2am: Entered Canada Basin. 10.12am: Entered Berth 1 Canada Dock.

10.20am: Cast off tugs, proceeded alongside Berth 2. 10.30am: All fast.

[At the Allan Line Berth Canada Dock Liverpool]

1.15pm: Leave granted to part of watch. Hands make and mend clothes.

3.45pm: Hove in Starboard quarter line.


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15 August 1915

From Gibraltar, at Liverpool

Lat 53.43, Long -3.00

[At the Allan Line Berth Canada Dock Liverpool]

8.45am: Roman Catholics landed.

9.30am: Divisions. 10.0am: Divine Service on board. 10.5am: Roman Catholics returned.

1.0pm: Landed liberty men.

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 190 tons]


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16 August 1915

From Gibraltar, at Liverpool

Lat 53.43, Long -3.00

[At Allan Line Berth Canada Dock Liverpool]

6.25am: Coal lighters came alongside.

6.45am: Hands employed rigging coaling screens.

7.0am: PO1 joined ship.

8.10am: Commenced coaling.

9.45am: Hands employed taking in Carpenter’s stores and as requisite.

1.40pm: Boasted ship to wharf. Hands employed as requisite.

4.30pm: Read Warrant No 34. Granted leave to stokers. Watch taking in provisions.


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17 August 1915

From Gibraltar, at Liverpool

Lat 53.43, Long -3.00

[At the Allan Line Berth Canada Dock Liverpool]

5.15am: Hands fell in for shifting ship.

5.45am: Boasted off.

6.20am: SS “Medora” came alongside.

6.30am: Made fast in centre of dock.

7.30am: Gangway on board from SS “Medora”.

8.45am: Starboard watch employed as requisite.

10.30am: Port watch employed taking in stores. 1 RNR Seaman joined ship.

1.40pm: Hands employed taking in Paymaster’s stores and scraping pitch.

4.30pm: Liberty men landed.

[Note: SS “Medora” was a British cargo ship built in Scotland in 1912; she was originally owned by Palace Shipping Company and was named “Frankmount”; in 1915 she was sold to Canadian Pacific Railway Ocean Lines and was renamed “Medora”; she was to be sunk by a German submarine in the Irish Sea in May 1918.]


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18 August 1915

From Gibraltar, at Liverpool

Lat 53.43, Long -3.00

[At the Allan Line Berth Canada Dock Liverpool]

6.45am: Hands employed taking in stores and as requisite.

8.0am: Liberty men returned.

8.45am: Hands employed taking in provisions and as requisite.

9.45am: 1 Midshipman RNR joined ship.

1.0pm: Discharged 1 PO to HMS “Excellent”.

1.40pm: Hands employed provisioning ship.

4.30pm: Landed liberty men. 1 RNR rating from RN Barracks Portsmouth joined ship.

7.30pm: 1 Marine RMA joined ship.

[Weather fine after early rain, noon temperature 65F]


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19 August 1915

From Gibraltar, at Liverpool

Lat 53.43, Long -3.00

[At the Allan Line Berth Canada Dock Liverpool]

6.45am: Hands employed taking in stores and scraping pitch.

8.45am: Landed RCs for Mass.

9.15am: Hands employed provisioning ship.

9.30am: 1 Marine joined ship for passage.

10.0am: RCs returned to ship.

0.30pm: 1 PO Discharged to Whale Island.

1.20pm: 2 Marines discharged to Barracks. 1.40pm: Hands employed as requisite.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Stokers. Hands employed taking in provisions.

6.0pm: Granted leave to port watch.

6.30pm: Discharged 1 AB RNR to hospital.

6.50pm: Discharged 6 stokers to shore.

8.20pm: 1 Rating joined ship.


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20 August 1915

From Gibraltar, at Liverpool

Lat 53.43, Long -3.00

[At the Allan Line Berth Canada Dock Liverpool]

6.45am: Hands employed taking in stores.

7.20am: Lieutenant RN joined ship for passage.

8.15am: 33 Ratings and 8 marines joined ship.

9.15am: Hands employed taking in provisions and stores.

11.30am: 1 Artificer Engineer joined ship.

0.30pm: 4 ERAs discharged to RNB and 8 ABs RNR discharged to Whale Island.

1.40pm: Hands employed taking in stores.

4.30pm: Granted leave to POs.


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21 August 1915

From Gibraltar, at Liverpool

Lat 53.43, Long -3.00

[At the Allan Line Berth Canada Dock Liverpool]

8.45am: Hands employed cleaning mess decks and flats.

11.0am: Finished coaling.

11.30am: Quarters clean guns.

0.25pm: Discharged 1 AB RNR to RN Barracks.

1.40pm: General Quarters to supply ammunition.

4.30pm: Stand-by on engines. 4.35pm: Let go from wharf. 4.42pm: Slow ahead both and to orders.

5.8pm: Entered Huskisson Dock.

5.38pm: Entered Sandon Basin.

6.10pm: All fast West side of Sandon Basin.

7.30pm: Stations. 7.55pm: Let go and proceeded.

8.10pm: Let go tugs. 8.13pm: Entered river and canted ‒ proceeded down river ‒ Deck confidential books issued.

8.50pm: Rock Light House abeam.

9.40pm: Stop and discharged pilot. 9.45am: Slow ahead both and proceeded.

10.0pm: Formby Light Vessel abeam.

10.15pm: Bar Light Vessel abeam. Set Course N43W. Half Speed 16 knots. Set Port and Starboard Log.

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 4050 tons]


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22 August 1915

From Liverpool to Bermuda

Lat 55.98, Long -7.34

2.10am: Chicken Rock abeam Distance 1 mile. Steering zigzag courses throughout the watch.

4.20am: South Rock abeam, Distant 6 miles. 4.30am: Full speed.

5.32am: Copeland abeam Distant 3 miles. Steering Zig Zag Courses.

6.28am: Altered course N25W. 6.34am: Maidens abeam distant 3 miles.

am: Zig Zag courses and submarine defence stations continued.

10.0am: Inishtrahull Light House abeam 9 miles.

2.45pm: Barra Head bearing N75E. 3.0pm: Altered course N68W. Reset Patent Log.

6.0pm: Zig Zag courses and submarine defence stations maintained.

9.0pm: Half speed, 14 knots. Disperse from Submarine defence stations.

Midnight: Altered course S78W.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 242 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: to Skerryvore N22E, 22 miles]


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23 August 1915

From Liverpool to Bermuda

Lat 55.13, Long -16.35

9.0am: Clock put back -30 minutes.

Noon: Reset Patent Log.

3.0pm: Clocks put back -39 minutes.

8.0pm: SBC. Mustered night duty crews.

10.30pm: Exercised night duty gun’s crews.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 355 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Bermuda S 56 19 W, 2475 miles]

[South westerly wind force 5 with rough or very rough sea until 4pm, then reducing slightly; weather mostly overcast, noon temperature 62F, sea temperature 57F]


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24 August 1915

From Liverpool to Bermuda

Lat 51.95, Long -23.42

9.45am: Clocks retarded 24 minutes.

0.15pm: Altered course S80W.

4.30pm: Evening Quarters. 4.35pm: General Quarters.

4.55pm: Secure. 5.0pm: Disperse. Guns loaded for the night.

7.50pm: Darken Ship.

[Course and Distance made good: S 52 54 W, 314 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To Bermuda S57W, 2161 miles]


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25 August 1915

From Liverpool to Bermuda

Lat 48.88, Long -29.92

9.45am: Clocks back to ATS, 27 minutes.

Noon: Reset Patent Log DCBC [Deck Confidential Books Correct].

4.15pm: Stopped ‒ Evening Quarters. Hauled in Patent Log, 58 miles. 4.30pm: General Quarter[s] 1 inch Aiming rifle exercise.

4.50pm: Secure. 5.10pm: Picked up target. 5.11pm: Half speed ahead and proceeded. Streamed Patent Log.

[Course and Distance made good: S 53 29 W, 309 miles]


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26 August 1915

From Liverpool to Bermuda

Lat 45.88, Long -36.02

7.15am: Thick fog set in. Regulations carried out.

9.43am: Clocks put back 43 minutes.

11.10am: Stop. 11.11am: Full astern. 11.12am: Stop. 11.13am: Full ahead. 11.15am: Half Speed 14 Knots.

Noon: DCBS. BOT [Board of Trade] Regulation carried out.

0.50pm: Fog cleared.

4.10pm: Stopped. Handed Patent Log 54. 4.15pm: Evening Quarters. 4.16pm: Out targets. 4.20pm: Evening [General] Quarters. 1 inch Aiming rifle practice.

5.0pm: Secure.

5.41pm: Targets aboard. 5.46pm: Half speed ahead 14 knots and proceeded.

8.5pm: Mustered night duty crews.

[Course and Distance made good: S54W, 306 miles]


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27 August 1915

From Liverpool to Bermuda

Lat 42.75, Long -42.23

0.55am: Exercised night duty crews (1 minute).

10.0am: Clocks back to ATS, 21 minutes.

4.5pm: Stopped both ‒ hauled in Patent Log. 4.10pm: Dropped targets. 4.13am: Half Speed. 4.15pm: Evening Quarters. 4.20pm: General Quarters. 4.45pm: Secure.

5.0pm: Disperse. 5.21pm: Set Course S80W. Streamed Patent Log.

[Course and Distance made good: S 55 20 W, 326 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Bermuda S60W, 1248 miles]


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28 August 1915

From Liverpool to Bermuda

Lat 39.53, Long -48.37

4.55am: Exercised night duty crews (1 minute).

9.25am: Clocks put back, 23 minutes.

0.20pm: Altered course S84W, Patent Log 4.3.

4.30pm: Evening Quarters. Loaded all guns for the night.

5.0pm: Thick drizzling rain.

[Course and Distance made good: S 55 17 W, 337 miles]

[Weather mostly fine in am, rain or drizzle in pm. Noon temperature 79F, sea temperature 75F]


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for August (Cont) 1915]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed by HG Kendall, Navigating Officer]

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29 August 1915

From Liverpool to Bermuda

Lat 36.90, Long -54.58

9.30am: Divisions ‒ Clock back -24 minutes.

9.40am: Divine Service.

10.20am: Sighted wreckage. 10.24am: Handed Patent Log ‒ Helm to Captain's orders.

10.40am: Course S84E. Streamed log.

Noon: Reset log. DCBC.

0.20pm: Altered course S79W.

[Course and Distance made good: S 61 36.5 W, 332 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Bermuda S 61 28.5 W, 567 miles]

[Weather fine and quiet, noon temperature 77F, sea temperature 76F]


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30 August 1915

From Liverpool to Bermuda

Lat 34.08, Long -60.87

4.52am: Lat 34 57 N, Long 59 00 W: Signalman S Tomsett RNVR, Aged 22 years, died. Cause Acute Lobar pneumonia (Hyperpyrevia with Cardiac failure). [Entry on Casualty List for this date reads: Calgarian, armed merchant cruiser. TOMPSETT, Stephen, Signalman, RNVR, Sussex 6/100, illness]

9.40am: Clocks put back -22 minutes.

0.15pm: Altered course S73W. Half speed 11 knots.

4.34pm: Handed Patent Log 53.4. 4.39pm: Stopped.

4.40pm: Committed the body of Signalman S Tompsett to the deep. Latitude 33 44 N, Longitude 61 50 W.

[Course and Distance made good: S 61 31 W, 349 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Bermuda S 61 45 W, 224 miles]


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31 August 1915

From Liverpool to Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83 [estimated]

4.30am: Observed Mount’s Hill Light. 4.40am: Altered course S25W.

5.10am: Handed Log. 5.25am: Altered course South waiting off the island.

9.40am: Engines and Helm to Captain's orders to pick up pilot ‒ closed WT Doors.

9.50am: Pilot on board. Slow ahead both and to pilots orders.

10.23am: Half speed ahead proceeding towards Narrows.

10.46am: No 1 Fairway Buoy abeam. 10.59am: St Catherine’s Point abeam.

11.56am: No 17 Buoy abeam. 11.57am: Slow both. 11.58am: Half Astern both and to orders, arrived at anchorage.

[Chief Engineer reported that whilst passing through the Narrows Port Forward propeller touched something]

0.2pm: Let go Port anchor in 7 fathoms of water, 60 fathoms of cable out.

1.40pm: Hands employed getting up stores and as requisite.

[Anchor Bearings: Ship's Head N19W, Flag Staff Ireland Point N31W, North end of South Mole N74W]

2.0pm: Dockyard divers examining port screws.

4.20pm: Discharged 1 PO to hospital. Hands employed removing stores.

5.50pm: Discharged 1 Lieutenant RN to HMS Caesar ‒ 9 Invalides brought on board for passage ‒ 1 Corporal and 2 privates RMLI joined ship for passage.

10.20pm: Bombardier RMA fell down after hatchway.

[Course and Distance made good: S 61 45 W, 224 miles and Various 12 miles]

[Noon position] [At Anchorage Bermuda]


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LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1915


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for September 1915]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed by Navigating Officer, as before]

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[Page not filled in but signed by Captain Robert G Corbett DSO, dated 4th October 1915]


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1 September 1915

From Liverpool, at Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83 [rough estimate]

[At Anchor Bermuda]

6.25am: Discharged Bombardier Hughes to hospital.

7.30am: 8 ABs and 2 POs joined ship for passage.

7.40am: Hospital [party?] returned to ship.

7.45am 1 Boy joined ship.

10.30am: 79 Ratings discharged from ship and 93 joined ship.

11.20am: 3 bags of mail aboard.

0.7pm: Commenced heaving away. 0.10pm: Anchor away, proceeded out of harbour. 0.21pm: No 18 Fairway buoy abeam.

0.54pm: No 12 buoy abeam. 1.9pm: Arrived Murray’s Anchorage. Let go port anchor in 8.5 fathoms, 100 fathoms of cable, waiting for weather to moderate.

[At Anchor Murray’s Anchorage Bermuda]

[Anchor Bearings: Ship’s Head N, Lloyd’s Signal Station S35E, Flagstaff to left of Signal Station S40E, St Catherine’s Point S70E]

4.35pm: Guns loaded for the night.

9.55pm: Let go Starboard anchor, 15 fathoms cable.

[Wind north or north westerly for 6/7 or 6 in pm, squally with rain in evening. Noon temperature 86F]


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2 September 1915

From Liverpool, at Bermuda [Murray’s Anchorage]

Lat 32.39, Long -64.70

[Anchor Bearings [2.0am]: Ship’s Head N22W, St Catherine’s Point S74E, Signal Station S36E, Gibbs Hill S52W]

[Anchor Bearings [7.0am]: Ship’s Head N45W, St Catherine’s Pont S73E, Fairway Buoy N53E]

10.35am: Hove up Starboard anchor.

[11.0am: At Anchor. Position by Cross Bearings: Lat 32 23 20 N, Long 64 42 00 W]

[Anchor Bearings [1.0pm]: Ship’s Head West, St Catherine’s Point S68E, Lloyds Signal Station S28E, Fairway Buoy N54E]

2.11pm: Commenced heaving short Port Anchor. 2.20pm: Stopped heaving.

2.25pm: Closed all Watertight doors.

2.47pm: Payed out port cable to 100 fathoms. 2.53pm: Opened WT doors.

[Anchor Bearings [10.0pm]: Ship’s Head S35W, St Catherine’s Point S66E, Lloyds Signal Station S32E]

[North westerly wind force 8 in am, with rough sea at 4am, wind moderating during pm, from force 7 to force 4 and shifting to south west. Rain for much of day]


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3 September 1915

From Liverpool, at Bermuda [Murray’s Anchorage]

Lat 32.39, Long -64.70 [Position by Cross Bearings]

[Anchor Bearings shown at 2.0am, 6.0am, 11.0am and 2.0pm]

5.15pm: Let go Starboard Anchor 15 fathoms cable.

1.30pm: Weighed Starboard Anchor.

2.0pm: Closed WT Doors.

5.20pm: Let go Starboard anchor to 15 fathoms.

5.50pm: Slow ahead. 5.52pm: Stop.

[Squally south westerly then southerly wind force 7 or 8 in am, south easterly force 9 to 10-11 in pm; raining on and off, noon temperature 76F, sea temperature 80F]


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4 September 1915

From Liverpool, at Bermuda

Lat 32.39, Long -64.70

[At Anchor. Murray’s Anchorage Bermuda]

2.0am: Wireless aerial carried away.

10.0am: Wind blowing at hurricane force throughout the watch.

2.0pm: Payed out to 135 fathoms Port Cable and 45 fathoms Starboard cable.

[Anchor Bearings [6.0pm]: Lloyd’s Signal Station S43E, St Catherine’s Point S73E, Ship’s Head East]

[Squally easterly or north easterly wind force 11 or 12 in am, north easterly force 9-11 to 9/8 in pm; sea rough at times; raining all day]


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5 September 1915

From Liverpool at Bermuda [Murray’s Anchorage]

Lat 32.39, Long -64.70 [Position by Cross Bearings]

[Anchor Bearings shown at 2.0am, 7.0am, 10.0am, 2.0pm, 5.0pm and 10.0pm]

7.45am: Commenced heaving in both anchors.

7.55am: Stopped heaving in Anchors, 100 fathoms port and 15 fathoms Starboard anchor.

9.45am: Divisions. 10.0am: Divine Service.

10.15am: Weighed Starboard Anchor.

[Easterly or north easterly wind force 7 or 6 for most of day]


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6 September 1915

From Liverpool, at Bermuda

Lat 32.38, Long -64.70 [Position by Cross Bearings]

[Anchor Bearings at 2.0am, 5.0am, 11.0am, 2.0pm and 6.0pm]

8.45am: Quarters clean guns. 9.15am: Disperse.

9.30am: General Quarters. 9.50am: Disperse.

4.30pm: Evening Quarters. 4.35pm: Exercised fire Stations. 4.40pm: Disperse.

[North easterly wind force 6 all day]


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7 September 1915

From Liverpool, at Bermuda

Lat 32.38, Long -64.70 [Position by Cross Bearings]

[Anchor Bearings at 2.0am, 5.0am, 11.0am, 2.0pm and 6.0pm]

9.0am: Payed out port cable to 135 fathoms and Starboard cable to 45 fathoms.

[Another squally and very windy day, up to force 9 at times with rough sea; heavy rain for much of day]


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8 September 1915

From Liverpool, at Bermuda

Lat 32.38, Long -64.70 [Position by Cross Bearings]

[Anchor Bearings at 2.0am, 5.0am, 11.0am, 2.0pm, 6.0pm and 9.0pm]

6.25am: Hove Starboard anchor up. 6.30am: Hove in port cable to 100 fathoms. 6.40am: Let go Starboard anchor to 15 fathoms. 6.55am: Hove Starboard anchor up.

2.50pm: Tug “Powerful” came alongside with two Army Officers and 1 Engineer for Passage.

5.0pm: Hove short ready to proceed.

5.35pm: Weather Thickened ‒ Buoys obscured ‒ veered to 80 fathoms on port cable.

[Wind south easterly then south westerly, squally force 6 for most of the day; rain in am, drizzle at times in pm; noon temperature 72F, sea temperature 71F]


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9 September 1915

From Liverpool, at Bermuda

Lat 32.38, Long -64.70 [Position by Cross Bearings, Murray’s Anchorage]

[Anchor Bearings at 2.0am, 6.0am, 2.0pm, 6.0pm and 10.0pm]

0.35am: Let go Starboard anchor to 15 fathoms ‒ veered away Port cable to 100 fathoms.

5.25am: Weighed starboard anchor and shortened in Port to 75 fathoms.

6.20am: Closed WT doors. 6.36am: Anchor aweigh ‒ half speed ahead 10 knots.

7.24am: Stopped both ‒ turned ship and let go port anchor 75 fathoms cable in 9.5 fathoms water. Weather conditions unfavourable. 7.26am: Rang off Engines.

7.45am: Opened WT Doors.

2.0pm: Tug “Powerful” came alongside but did not make fast owing to sea.

6.30pm: Veered to 100 fathoms on port cable.

[Wind south westerly, reducing from force 7 at 7am to force 4 in late pm]


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10 September 1915

From Bermuda to Halifax NS [Nova Scotia]

Lat 33.28, Long -64.48

[Anchor Bearings: Ship’s Head WSW, Lloyds Signal Station S33E, St Catherine’s Point S47E]

6.15am: Stand by. 6.35am: Weighed anchor. Full speed ahead both. Proceeded through Narrows. 6.37am: Half speed 10 knots.

7.21am: Pilot left. 7.25am: Half speed 15 knots. 7.30am: Set Course N85E and streamed Patent log.

8.0am: Altered course to N10E, Patent Log 8 miles.

Noon: Reset Patent Log. DCBC.

4.30pm: Evening Quarters. 4.35pm: Disperse and loaded guns for the night.

6.45pm: Darkened ship.

8.0pm: Mustered night duty crews.

[Course and Distance made good: North 52 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: “C” Position: Lat 43 00 N, Long 64 31.5 W: North 583 miles]

[Heavy NW swell at noon, sea rough or very rough in pm with heavy confused swell at 8pm]


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11 September 1915

From Bermuda to Halifax NS

Lat 39.05, Long -64.37

5.0am: Exercised night duty gun’s crews. Time 1 minute.

8.45am: Quarters clean guns. 9.30am: Hands fell in and employed cleaning ship.

5.18pm: Stop in order to secure No 4 boat (men working over the side). 5.30pm: Half speed ahead 16 knots. 6.0pm: Full speed.

Midnight: Cast lead 85 fathoms. No Bottom.

[Course and Distance made good: N1E, 347 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position “C”: Lat 43 00 N, Long 64 31 W; N5W, 237 miles]

[Heavy swell in am, quieter sea in pm]


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12 September 1915

From Bermuda to Halifax NS [and at Halifax]

Lat 44.69, Long -63.64 [estimated]

2.25am: Altered course N44E, Log 249 and reset.

[Soundings shown for 0.30am, 1.0am, 2.15am and 5.40am]

4.30am: Submarine defence stations started and zig-zag course made.

7.5am: Half speed 15 knots. 7.30am: Entered channel ‒ entrance to Halifax Harbour.

7.50am: Half speed 10 knots. 8.0am: Handed log.

8.11am: Proceeding up harbour. Engines and helm to Captain's orders.

8.36am: Georgs [Georges] Island abeam.

8.52am: Entered Bedford Basin. 9.6am: Stop. 9.14am: Let go Port anchor 75 fathoms cable, 16.5 fathoms water.

[Anchor Bearings: Tall Chimney on West Bank S3.5W, Towers on West Bank N82W, Square House Near Richmond Depot S62E, Ship’s Head S20E]

10.45am: Stores discharged to HMS [HMAS] “Sydney”.

[At Anchor Bedford Basin Halifax NS]

0.30pm: WT Confidential Books returned.

1.0pm: Special leave granted to port watch from 1pm to 7pm.

1.30pm: Starboard watch fell in and employed painting ship’s side.

4.30pm: Discharged 1 ERA to HMS Leviathan.

5.50pm: 1 ERA discharged to HMS Cumberland.

6.10pm: 3 ratings joined from HMS Sydney.

9.0pm: Rounds and submarine defence stations and watches kept ‒ Darkened ship.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 345 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1212 tons]


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13 September 1915

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.69, Long -63.64

[At Anchor Bedford Basin Halifax NS]

5.0am: Disperse from submarine defence stations sounded.

9.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship and as requisite.

0.15pm: Discharged rating taking passage to England.

2.45pm: Coal Lighters alongside. 3.5pm: Commenced coaling.

7.0pm: 12 men employed watching coal.

9.0pm: Rounds ‒ darkened ship. Submarine defence watches fixed.

11.30pm: Stopped coaling for night.

[Weather mostly fine and quiet, noon temperature 60F]


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14 September 1915

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.69, Long -63.64

[At Anchor Bedford Basin Halifax NS]

1.50am: Dispatch boat alongside.

2.20am: Water boat alongside.

6.45am: Hands employed cleaning ship and rigging No 2 derricks.

9.25am: Discharged 1 RNR seamen [sic] to hospital.

9.30am: Captain Corbett joined ship. Hands employed as requisite.

11.10am: 1 Steward and 1 LS joined ship.

2.15pm: Continued coaling.

3.20pm: Granted leave to Starboard watch until 7am.

4.55pm: Landed Patrol 1 PO and 4 ABs.

11.30pm: Finished coaling for the day.


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15 September 1915

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.69, Long -63.64

[At Anchor Bedford Basin Halifax NS]

7.55am: Water boat alongside.

8.0am: Continued coaling.

9.30am: Hands employed painting and scraping and as requisite.

1.35pm: Flagship’s Diving party at work.

1.45am: Landed Dockyard party. Hands employed painting and scraping and as requisite.

4.0pm: Granted leave to Starboard watch. Dockyard party returned.

4.30pm: Landed patrol and discharged 2 privates RMLI to Berwick.

7.45pm: Patrol returned to ship.

9.0pm: Darkened ship. Submarine defence stations set.


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16 September 1915

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.69, Long -63.64

[At Anchor Bedford Basin Halifax NS]

8.45am: Diving party commenced work again.

9.30am: Hands employed painting ship.

11.45am: Diving party left.

1.30pm: Diving Party alongside. 1.40pm: Hands employed painting ship and taking in stores.

4.0pm: DCBC. Watch employed provisioning ship.

5.45pm: Diving party left.

11.30pm: Finished coaling for night, coal aboard 2650 tons.


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17 September 1915

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.69, Long -63.64

[At Anchor Bedford Basin Halifax NS]

6.45am: Landed escort ‒ Hands employed painting ship.

7.45am: Continued coaling.

9.45am: Landed escort and dockyard party. Hands employed taking in stores and painting ship.

11.55am: Escort and 1 prisoner returned.

1.40pm: Hands employed painting ship and as requisite.

7.0pm: Finished coaling 3000 tons taken in by shore labour.

[Vegetables Received: 11200 lbs]


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18 September 1915

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.69, Long -63.64

[At Anchor Bedford Basin Halifax NS]

6.45am: Hands fell in and employed cleaning and painting ship.

7.14am: HMS “Orbita” anchored.

9.30am: Hands employed painting and cleaning ship.

1.0pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.

8.45pm: Darkened ship. Night duty guns crews to Stations.

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 4071 tons]


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19 September 1915

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.69, Long -63.64

[At Anchor Bedford Basin Halifax NS]

1.20am: Dispatch Boat alongside.

7.45am: 60 RC landed.

9.15am: Divine service. 10.10am: Divisions.

10.55am: Roman Catholics returned.

1.15pm: Granted special leave to POs until 6.45pm.

7.20pm: Liberty Petty Officers returned to ship.

9.0pm: Rounds. Darkened ship. Submarines defence watches set.


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20 September 1915

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.69, Long -63.64

[At Anchor Bedford Basin Halifax NS]

1.45am: Dispatch boat alongside.

6.45am and 9.30am: Hands fell in and employed painting ship.

1.40pm: Hands employed painting ship.

8.45pm: Darkened ship. Submarine defence watches kept. 9.0pm: Rounds.


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21 September 1915

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.69, Long -63.64

[At Anchor Bedford Basin Halifax NS]

9.15am: Hand[s] employed painting ship and as requisite.

10.0am: Vice Admiral Sir George Patey visited ship.

11.20am: Admiral left ship.

1.40pm: Hands employed turning out boats and securing for sea.

4.0pm: Discharged 2 ratings to Leviathan. DCBC.

4.30pm: Evening Quarters. 4.35pm: Loaded guns for the night.

9.0pm: Darkened ship ‒ Rounds. Mustered submarine defence gun’s crews.


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22 September 1915

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.69, Long -63.64

[At Anchor Bedford Basin Halifax NS]

9.30am: Hands employed painting and as requisite.

1.45pm: Hands fell in and employed painting ship and as requisite.

4.40pm: Loaded Guns for night.

5.0pm: Hauled up gangway and secured it for sea.

5.30pm: Stand by, commenced heaving away. 5.43pm: Anchor aweigh, slow ahead both and to orders.

6.27pm: Exhibition Buildings Light abeam.

6.37pm: George Island abeam. 6.38pm: Passed through Boom defence.

6.51pm: Mauger [Maugher] Beach Light abeam.

7.28pm: Chebucto Head Light abeam.

7.42pm: Fairway Buoy abeam. Set Course S30W.

8.13pm: Sambro Light Vessel abeam, altered course West. Streamed and set Patent Log.

9.20pm: Altered course S44W. Reset Patent Log. Submarine defence stations kept throughout watch.


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23 September 1915

From Halifax NS to Patrol Station off New York

Lat 40.98, Long -65.08

3.0am: Submarine defence stations kept throughout the watch.

7.55am: Dispersed from Submarine defence stations.

9.35am: Clocks back to ATS ‒ 17 minutes.

Noon: Reset Patent Log. DCBC.

0.30pm: Altered course N81W, Log 7.5.

1.24pm: Closed on Norway SS “Aladdin”, altered course SSE, Log 13.5.

1.40pm: Resumed Course and speed, Log 16.7.

2.40pm: Cast lead, 60 fathoms FS [fine sand], Log 32.

4.40pm: Loaded guns for the night.

6.45pm: Darkened ship.

8.5pm: Mustered night duty crews.

9.40pm: Observed Nantucket Shoal Light Vessel Bearing N81W.

11.0pm: Nantucket Light Vessel abeam 0.75 miles distant bearing N9E. Log 151 and reset, altered course S83W. 11.5pm: Exercised night duty guns crews.

[Course and Distance made good: S26.5W, 247 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Nantucket Shoal Light Vessel S82W, 167 miles]

[Note: SS “Aladdin” was a Norwegian cargo ship built in Stavanger in 1903 and owned by Falck; she was to be torpedoed by a German submarine in September 1917 off the east coast of England, with the loss of 1 life.]


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24 September 1915

From Halifax NS to New York Patrol

Lat 40.13, Long -73.28

9.25am: Altered course N38W. Log 153 and reset.

10.33am: Clock retarded 23 minutes.

am: From 9.25 steered Zig Zag Courses.

Noon: Reset Patent Log.

2.0pm: Ambrose Channel Light Vessel bearing N40W, 9 miles. Increased Speed to 15 knots.

2.9pm: Clocks to New York Standard time ‒ 23 minutes.

2.30pm: Reduced speed to 12 Knots.

[Zig Zag Courses]

4.30pm: Evening Quarters and prepared guns for the night.

[Course and Distance made good: South Westerly 355 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Ambrose Channel Light Vessel N50W, 33 miles]

[Weather fine, noon air and sea temperature 65F]


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25 September 1915

At Patrol Station off New York

Lat 39.64, Long -73.12

2.0am: Steering Zig Zag Courses throughout the watch.

10.0am: Cast lead 18 fathoms. Fine Sand.

[Further soundings every 30 minutes until noon]

2.0pm: Steering Zig Zag Courses.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 282 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Ambrose Channel Light Vessel N34W, 62 miles]


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26 September 1915

From Halifax NS, at The New York Patrol Station

Lat 40.33, Long -73.23

2.0am: Zig Zag Courses steered throughout watch.

6.0am: Cast Lead 20 fathoms Sand and shell.

6.10am: Cast Lead 18 fathoms Sand and shell.

9.30am: Divisions. 9.40am: Divine Service, altered course N56W, Log 234.

2.45pm: Increased speed to 12 knots. Signalled SS “Hungarian Prince”.

3.15pm: Set Course N56W, reduced speed to 11 knots.

4.30pm: Evening Quarters. 4.35am: Secured all boats. 4.40pm: Loaded guns for the night.

5.50pm: Altered course S82E. Reduced speed to 10 knots.

11.45pm: Shinnecock Bearing N2W Distant 11 miles.

[Distance run through the Water: 257 miles]

[Course and Distance made good: Various on Patrol]

[True Bearing and Distance: Ambrose Channel Light Vessel N72W, 28.5 miles]

[South westerly wind force 6 or 7 at noon and 4pm, sea rough in pm, rain at times in pm, noon temperature 63F, sea temperature 65F]

[Note: SS “Hungarian Prince” was a British cargo ship built in Sunderland in 1904 as “Mohawk”; she was owned by North Atlantic Shipping Company until 1912 when she was sold to The Prince Line and renamed “Hungarian Prince”; she was to be sunk by a German submarine off the west of Scotland in July 1917, with the loss of 39 lives.]


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27 September 1915

From Halifax, Cruising

Lat 40.24, Long -72.42

7.40am: Sighted Shinnecock Light House bearing N22W.

8.30am: Altered course S17W.

9.30am: Divisions and prayers. 9.45am: Hands to Small arm drill.

10.15am: Disperse.

0.45pm: Altered course N17E.

7.0pm: Altered course S17W and reduced speed to 9 knots.

9.5pm: Altered course N17E, Log 91.5.

11.38pm: Altered course S17W.

[Distance run through the Water: 236 miles]

[Course and Distance made good: Various on Patrol]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel N68W, 38 miles]

[North westerly wind force 5 until evening, sea rough until 4pm]


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28 September 1915

From Halifax NS, at Patrol Station off NY

Lat 40.10, Long -72.25

1.15am: Exercised night duty crews, 1 minute. 1.30am: Cast lead 19 fathoms fine sand, log 127.

1.45am: Altered course S17W, Log 129, Shinnecock Light bearing N14E.

5.0am: Increased speed to 11 knots and commenced zig zag courses.

8.55am: Out target. 9.0am: Handed Log 203. General Quarters, carried out 6 inch firing.

10.35am: Disperse. 10.55am: In target. Set Course S69W. Half speed 11 knots. 11.0am: Streamed log 203 miles.

pm: Lost overboard by accident Brushes piasaba 1 in number.

2.0pm: Various Zig Zag courses throughout the watch.

6.50pm: Reduced speed to 9 knots. Stopped making zig-zag courses.

8.50pm: Altered course N87E, Log 85.

[Distance run through the Water: 213 miles]

[Course and Distance made good: Various Patrolling]

[True Bearing and Distance: Barnegat Light House S77W, 82 miles]


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29 September 1915

From Halifax NS, Patrolling off New York

Lat 40.19, Long -73.77

2.0am: Altered course N33W, Log 133.

4.40am: Increased speed to 11 knots. 4.45am: Commenced Zig Zag Courses.

7.35am: Increased speed to 12 Knots. 7.40am: Observed Navesink Light House bearing N54W.

8.15am: Ambrose Light Vessel bearing N7W, Navesink Light House bearing N73W: altered course N44E.

9.15am: Altered course S89W, Log 206.

3.0pm: Zig Zag Courses throughout watch.

4.0pm: Barnegat Light House bearing N41W 9 miles.

5.30pm: Altered course N82E, log 58, zig zag.

6.45pm: Reduced to 8 knots. Darkened ship. Stopped zig zag courses on Set Course N82E.

8.5pm: Mustered night duty crews.

[Distance run through the Water: 234 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Barnegat Light House S31W, 30 miles]


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30 September 1915

From Halifax NS, Cruising off New York

Lat 39.60, Long -73.08

5.15am: Increased speed to 11 knots and started zig zag courses.

9.30am: Mustered ship’s company by “Open List”. Read Articles of War.

7.10pm: Reduced speed to 8 knots and stopped making Zig-Zag courses.

7.50pm: Sounded in 15 fathoms, Fine Sand.

[Distance run through the Water: 220 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Barnegat Light house N79W, 50 miles]


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LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1915


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for October 1915]

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[Left hand side of cover, signed by Navigating Officer, as before]

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[Page not filled in, signed by Captain (as before), 2nd Nov 1915]


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1 October 1915

From Halifax, Cruising off New York

Lat 39.93, Long -73.58

2.0am: Altered course S86W, Log 120.

5.10am: Increased speed to 11 knots and commenced zig-zag courses.

7.0am: Altered course N86E.

8.30am: Altered course N30E.

10.30am: Altered course N4W.

11.10am: Sounded in 16 fathoms: Fine Sand.

Noon: Sounded in 18 fathoms. Fine Sand.

1.15pm: Sounded in 15 fathoms. Fine Sand.

2.0pm: Sounded in 17.5 fathoms. Fine Sand.

3.35pm: Altered course S15W.

5.0pm: Sounded in 12 fathoms. Fine Sand.

[Further soundings hourly until 8.0pm]

8.10pm: Altered course S73W.

8.15pm: Barnegat Light House Bearing N77E.

9.0pm: Altered course S10E.

11.0pm: Altered course EAST. Reduced speed to 8 knots. Reset Patent Log.

[Distance run through the water: 223 miles]

[Course and Distance made good: Various on Patrol]

[True Bearing and Distance: Ambrose Channel Light Vessel N19W, 34 miles]


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2 October 1915

From Halifax, Patrolling off New York

Lat 39.43, Long -74.07

6.0am: Thick fog. Closed WT doors, altered course West. Patent Log 40.

7.0am: Patches of Fog throughout remainder of watch.

8.45am: Fog cleared, wind shifted to NW.

9.0am: Half Speed 11 knots. Sounded in 16.5 fathoms, Fine Sand.

11.0am: Sounded in 12.5 fathoms, Fine Gravel.

11.30am: Sounded in 11 fathoms, Fine Gravel. Altered course East, Log 84.

4.0pm: Altered course West.

6.25pm: Darkened ship. 6.45pm: Reduced speed to 8 knots, stopped zig-zag courses.

7.15pm: Abercon [Absecon] Light bore W by N.

8.0pm: DCBC. Altered course N86E. Mustered night duty crews.

[Distance run through the Water: 191 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Tucker Beach Light House N66W, 14 miles]


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3 October 1915

From Halifax NS, Patrolling off New York

Lat 39.54, Long -73.79

2.30am: Altered course West, Log 119.

5.15am: Commenced zig-zag courses and increased speed to 11 knots.

8.16am: Absecon Light House bearing N46W. 8.20am: Altered course East.

9.30am: Divisions. 9.40am: Divine Service.

11.15am to 11.20am: Courses various. 11.20am: Half speed ahead both, 11 knots, altered course S72E. Reset Patent Log 195 miles.

3.0pm: Altered course N87W.

7.0pm: Altered course S83E. Reset Patent Log and stopped making zig zag courses.

11.45pm: Altered course N36W. Log 38.

[Distance run through the Water: 200 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Barnegat Light House N48W, 19.5 miles]


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4 October 1915

From Halifax, Patrolling off New York

Lat 40.04, Long -73.88

5.15am: Commenced zig-zag courses.

5.30am: Sighted US “Ozark” and a US Submarine.

7.45am: Altered course N48E.

8.50am: Altered course S48W.

1.50pm: Barnegat Light House bearing N63W, Log 20.

3.0pm: Mean Course S27W.

4.30pm: Evening Quarters. Exercised “Out Collision Mat”.

6.40pm: S87E, Log 28. Reduced speed to 8 knots and stopped zig-zag courses.

9.0pm: Arrived at “B” position, altered course N87W. Log 48 and Reset.

[Distance run through the Water: 241 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Barnegat Light House S32W, 19.5 miles]

[Weather fine, noon air and sea temperature 60F]

[Note: USS “Ozark II” (BM-7) was a monitor launched in 1900 and commissioned as “Arkansas” in 1902; she was renamed “Ozark 2” in 1909 and was refitting as a submarine tender; she participated in Atlantic Fleet manoeuvres in 1915 and operated in the Chesapeake Bay area in 1916; during WW1 she was off Mexico and was decommissioned in 1919; she was sold for scrapping in 1922.]


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5 October 1915

From Halifax NS, Patrolling off New York

Lat 39.39, Long -74.02

5.15am: Commenced steering zig-zag courses and increased speed to 11 knots.

6.55am: Altered course N87W, Log 41. Sighted US Fleet.

[Sounding about every half hour from 8.40 to 11.30am]

11.30am: Altered course S87E to “B” Position. Log Reset showing 88.

[Sounding every 15 to 30 minutes from 4.0pm to 6.0pm]

10.0pm: Thick fog set in, closed watertight doors and BOT regulations carried out. 10.10pm: Reduced speed to 6 knots.

[Distance run through the Water: 225 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Tucker Beach Light House N62W, 14.5 miles]


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6 October 1915

From Halifax NS, Patrolling off New York

Lat 40.08, Long -73.84

[Log just records routine matters, sounding from time to time, zig zagging during daylight]

[Distance run through the Water: 207 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Barnegat Light House S33W, 22.5 miles]


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7 October 1915

From Halifax NS, Patrolling off New York

Lat 39.53, Long -73.47

1.45am: Signalled steamer and received no reply ‒ closed her.

2.15am: General Quarters and increased to 16 knots.

3.10am: Fired blank.

3.40am: Steamer’s name “Bermudian” [Bermudian (1) listed here], allowed to proceed.

3.50am: Reset Patent Log. Speed 7 knots.

4.45am: Increased speed to 11 knots ‒ closing steamer. 4.55am: Reduced to 7 knots.

5.45am: Increased to 11 knots and commenced zig-zag courses.

9.25am: Out target. Stopped both. Sounded in 22 fathoms FS [Fine Sand]. 9.30am: General Quarters 1 inch Aiming Rifle. Hauled in Patent Log showing 57 miles.

10.40am: Picked up target and proceeded. Streamed Patent Log.

6.0pm: Reduced speed to 7 knots. Course N54E. Darkened ship. Navigation Lights burning. Stopped zig-zag courses.

[Distance run through the Water: 220 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Barnegat Light House N61W, 29 miles]

[Note: SS “Bermudian” was a British ship built in Sunderland in 1904 and owned by The Quebec Steamship Company; she was renamed “Fort Hamilton” in 1920 and was sold to Italian company Cosulich, Trieste in 1926 and was then renamed “Stella D’Italia”; she was transferred to Lloyd Triestino in 1932 and was broken up in 1933 (more information here).]


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8 October 1915

From Halifax NS, Patrolling off New York

Lat 39.98, Long -73.10

3.35am: Fire Island Light Vessel abeam bearing N5E, distant 1.75 miles. Reset Patent log showing 90 miles.

0.20pm: Sighted HMS Cumberland.

2.0pm: At “B” position, altered course N27E, Log 22.

[Distance run through the Water: 212 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel N7W, 29.5 miles]


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9 October 1915

From Halifax NS, Patrolling off New York

Lat 40.63, Long -72.35

11.0pm: Observed Shinnecock Light House bearing N8W.

[Apart from this, log records routine matters while Calgarian patrols to and fro, zig zagging during the day]

[Distance run through the Water: 219 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Shinnecock Light House N29W, 15 miles]


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10 October 1915

From Halifax NS, Patrolling off New York

Lat 39.98, Long -73.10

5.20am: Fire Island Light Vessel bearing N, Distant 3.5 miles, Log 134, altered course N72W.

8.20am: Sighted Ambrose Channel Light Vessel, altered course S37E. Reset Log 164.

9.30am: Divisions. 9.45am: Divine Service.

9.30pm: Signalled American battleship Baltimore steering NE.

[Distance run through the Water: 211 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel N7.5W, 29 miles]

[Note: USS “Baltimore” (C-3) was a cruiser launched in 1888 and commissioned in 1890; she was recommissioned in 1897 and 1911 and again in March 1915 (after conversion to a minelayer); during 1915 and 19161 she carried out mining experiments and operations in Chesapeake Bay and along the Atlantic Coast of USA; after service in WW1, in 1919 she joined the Pacific Fleet and was decommissioned in 1922; she was finally sold for scrapping in 1942.]


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11 October 1915

From Halifax NS, Patrolling off New York

Lat 39.82, Long -72.88

2.30am: Signalled US destroyer Winslow.

5.30am: Increased speed to 11 knots and commenced Zig-Zag courses.

[Soundings at 10.35am and 11.25am]

0.1pm: Signalled HMS Caronia. Half speed 15 knots.

0.18pm: Reduced speed to 12 knots. Signalled HMS Leviathan. Manoeuvring to Commander’s orders.

1.11pm: Altered course N84E. Increased speed 15 knots.

[Sounding hourly from 7.0pm to midnight]

9.45pm: Clocks advanced 15 minutes.

11.10pm: Sighted Nantucket Light Vessel bearing N84E.

[Distance run through the Water: 233 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel N20W, 43 miles]

[Note: USS “Winslow II” (DD-53) was an O’Brien class destroyer launched in February 1915 and commissioned in August of this year; she then underwent trials off the upper east coast and joined the 6th Division, Atlantic Fleet Torpedo Flotilla; she saw extensive service in WWI and was decommissioned in 1922; she was finally scrapped in 1937.]


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12 October 1915

From New York Patrol to Halifax NS

Lat 41.82, Long -66.33

0.35am: Nantucket Light Vessel bearing N6W, 0.25 miles distant, Log 179. 0.40am: Reset Patent Log 180, altered course S86E. Clocks advanced 15 minutes.

4.30am: Clocks advanced 15 minutes.

7.5am: Altered course N63E, Log 92 and reset.

7.53pm: Altered course N44E, Log 105 and Reset.

[Sounding hourly from 9.0pm to midnight]

11.30pm: Clocks advanced 5 minutes.

[Distance run through the Water: 346 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Sable N18E, 103 miles]


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13 October 1915

From New York to Halifax NS [and at Halifax]

Lat 44.68, Long -63.63 [estimated]

1.0am: Sounded in 86 fathoms. No Bottom. Clocks advance 5 minutes.

2.0am: Sounded in 67 fathoms. Observed Sambro Light bearing N49E.

3.57am: Sambro Light Vessel abeam, altered course N26E, Log 100.8. 4.0am: Handed Log. DCBC.

4.17am: Entered War Channel. 4.30am: Sambro light abeam 4.5 miles.

4.40am: Fairway Buoy abeam. 5.0am: Chebucto Light abeam 1 mile.

5.45am: McNab Light House abeam. 6.1am: Ives Knoll abeam. 6.7am: St Geogre [Georges] Island abeam, passed through gateway of boom defence.

6.40am: Entered Bedford Basin.

7.15am: Let go starboard anchor in 15 fathoms water, 75 chain. 7.30am: Rang off Engines.

[Anchored in Bedford Basin, Halifax, NS. Anchor Bearings: House on Hill S65E, College Towers N82W, High Chimney S10W, Ship's Head S22E]

10.10am: Hands employed taking up ammunition.

10.15am: Commenced coaling.

1.25pm: Granted leave to Starboard watch. 1.45pm: Hands fell in and employed as requisite.

5.0pm: 2 Ratings joined ship.

5.15pm: HMS Carnarvon left Basin.

7.20pm: Boys returned from leave.

8.55pm: Darkened ship.

11.30pm: Stopped coaling for the night.

[Distance run through the Water: 221 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1273 tons]


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14 October 1915

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.68, Long -63.63

[At Anchor Bedford Basin Halifax NS]

1.15am: Dispatch boat alongside.

7.20am: Liberty men returned.

8.0am: DCBC. Resumed coaling.

10.5am: Ammunition party left ship with ammunition to be tested.

0.40pm: Dockyard party returned.

1.0pm: Granted leave to port watch.

5.30pm: Landed patrol.

6.45pm: Patrol returned to ship.

11.30pm: Stopped coaling for the night.

Midnight: SCBS. Coal in 2014 tons.


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15 October 1915

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.68, Long -63.63

[At Anchor Bedford Basin Halifax]

8.0am: Commenced coaling.

9.30am: Hands employed as requisite. Gunner’s and Boatswain’s parties to dockyard.

9.45am: Landed patrol.

11.15am: Discharged Engineer Green to Dockyard.

0.45pm: Dockyard parties returned.

1.0pm: PO Liberty men landed.

1.45pm: Hands employed renewing boats falls and as requisite.

7.0pm: Liberty men returned.

7.40pm: Darkened ship.

11.30pm: Stopped coaling for the night.

[Vegetables Received: 1710 lbs]


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16 October 1915

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.68, Long -63.63

[At Anchor Bedford Basin Halifax NS]

8.0am: Resumed coaling. DCBC. Coal in 2600 tons.

9.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship. Dockyard party left ship.

1.15pm: Landed liberty men.

4.45pm: HMS Donegal proceeded to sea.

4.55pm: HMS Melbourne proceeded to sea.

9.20pm: Finished coaling, received 2967 tons by shore labour.

[Vegetables Received: 1710 lbs]


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17 October 1915

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.68, Long -63.63

[At Anchor Bedford Basin Halifax NS]

6.45am: HMS Cumberland entered harbour and anchored.

7.0am: Officer of Guard visited Cumberland.

7.30am: RCs Landed. 7.45am: Liberty men returned.

9.30am: Landed patrol. Deck Confidential books returned to Signal Officer ‒ Divisions.

10.0am: Divine Service.

11.20am: RCs and patrol returned.

1.0pm: Granted leave to Starboard watch and Boys until 6pm.

3.30pm: Landed patrol.

5.40pm: Discharged 1 Rating to HMS Cumberland.

6.45pm: Liberty men returned.

8.55pm: Darkened ship.

[Vegetables Received: 1710 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 4168 tons]

[Weather fine and quiet, noon temperature 60F]


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18 October 1915

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.68, Long -63.63

[At Halifax NS. Anchored in Bedford Basin]

9.30am: Hands employed painting boats and as requisite.

1.0pm: Granted leave to port watch and boys.

1.40pm: Hands employed painting and as requisite.

6.45pm: Liberty men and boys returned.

8.0pm: Water boat alongside.

9.10pm: Duty boat alongside.

[Vegetables Received: 1710 lbs]


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19 October 1915

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.68, Long -63.63

[At Anchor. Bedford Basin Halifax NS]

7.0am: Landed escort to Police Station.

8.35am: Escort returned with 10 absentees.

9.30am: Ammunition lighter alongside.

10.40am: Hoisted seaboats.

1.0pm: Landed liberty men.

1.15pm: Hands employed provisioning ship.

3.0pm: Landed patrol.

7.40pm: Patrol returned.

8.0pm: Guard boat alongside.

8.45pm: Guard boat left ship.

[Vegetables Received: 1710 lbs]


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20 October 1915

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.68, Long -63.63

6.0am: Guard boat returned.

7.30am: Liberty men returned.

9.15am: Hands employed as requisite. Officer of Guard and Captain of Cumberland visited ship.

9.45am: HMS Carmania arrived and anchored.

1.45pm: Liberty men landed. Dockyard party landed.

4.45pm: 1 Signal Rating discharged to Cumberland.

6.45pm: Liberty men returned.


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21 October 1915

At Halifax NS [and at Sea]

Lat 44.68, Long -63.63

6.45am: Hands employed cleaning ship. Escort left ship for police station.

9.30am: Hands employed cleaning paintwork and preparing for sea.

10.30am: Discharged 1 Leading Stoker to HMS Niobe.

1.30pm: Quarters Clean Guns. Returned Steamboat to Dockyard.

2.0pm: Hands employed turning out boats.

4.0pm: DC Books returned to Bridge.

4.40pm: Thick weather. 4.45pm: Stand-by, commenced heaving up anchor.

5.0pm: Anchor weighed ‒ slow ahead both and to orders.

5.40pm: George Island abeam. 5.43pm: Passed through gates of boom defence.

6.0pm: MacNab Island abeam.

6.52pm: Chebucto Head abeam.

7.23pm: Sambro Light abeam. Streamed and set patent log. Half Speed 8 knots. Set Course S10W. Thick weather throughout watch. BOT regulations carried out.

8.30pm: Altered course S51W, Log 7.4 and reset.

9.5pm: Clocks put back 8 minutes.

[Vegetables Received: 1710 lbs]


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22 October 1915

From Halifax NS to New York Patrol

Lat 41.92, Long -66.33

0.33am: Clocks back ‒ 8 minutes.

1.30am: Fog cleared. Half Speed 15 knots.

2.0am: Exercised night duty crews (1 minute).

4.45am: Altered course S64W. Patent Log 84 and reset.

5.0am: Clocks back 8 minutes.

3.7pm: Clocks back ‒ 10 minutes.

6.30pm: Altered course N84W, Log 86 and reset.

8.5pm: Mustered night duty crews.

10.10pm: Clocks back ‒ 8 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: South Westerly 214 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Nantucket Light Vessel S63W, 168 miles]


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23 October 1915

From Halifax NS to New York Patrol

Lat 40.2, Long -72.3

2.0am: Nantucket Shoal Light Vessel abeam Bearing N6E, 2 miles distant, altered course S82W, reset Patent Log.

3.0am: Signalled HMS Carnarvon and received reply.

3.10am: Clocks back 8 minutes.

6.4am: Clocks back 8 minutes.

9.50am: Altered course N54W, Log 104.

10.27am: Clocks to New York time -3 minutes.

0.45pm: On Station. Commenced zig-zag courses. Reduced speed to 11 knots. Mean Course N17E.

5.15pm: Altered course S17W. Log 56 and reset.

5.30pm: Darkened ship.

9.20pm: Altered course N62E, Log 45 and reset.

[Course and Distance made good: South Westerly 325 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Ambrose Channel Light Vessel N70W, 74 miles

[Wind northerly or north westerly force 5 or 6 all day, sea very rough in am, rough in pm. Weather fine, noon temperature 47F, sea temperature 56F]


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24 October 1915

From Halifax NS, Patrolling off New York

Lat 40.45, Long -73.25

1.55am: Altered course S17W, Log 45 and reset.

6.10am: Altered course N17E, Log 45.

9.10am: Altered course N75W, Log 75 and reset. Increased speed to 12 knots.

9.30am: Divisions. 9.45am: Divine service.

11.38am: Fire Island Light Vessel abeam Distant 2 miles, Log 27.

1.0pm: Commenced zig-zag courses. 1.45pm: Altered course S71E, Log 52 and reset.

3.30pm: Fire Island Light Vessel abeam, altered course N74E.

7.0pm: Shinnecock Light bearing N8W, 10 miles distant, altered course S27W, Log 59 and reset.

[Distance run through the Water: 252 miles]

[Course and Distance made good: Various Patrolling]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel N61.5E, 3.5 miles]


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25 October 1915

On Patrol off New York

Lat 40.27, Long -72.60

1.25am: Altered course N27E, Log 65 and reset.

8.10am: Altered course S27W.

9.20am: Stop, out target. 9.35am: General Quarters, carried out 1 inch Aiming Rifle practice.

10.25am: In target. 10.30am: Half speed 11 knots. 10.35am: Streamed Patent Log.

3.15pm: Altered course N27E, Log 33 and reset.

4.30pm: Evening Quarters. Exercised Fire Stations.

8.50pm: Altered course S27W, Log 60 and reset. Shinnecock Light bearing N3W.

[Distance run through the Water: 242 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel N63W, 30 miles]


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26 October 1915

On Patrol off New York

Lat 40.48, Long -73.03 [By Cross Bearings]

2.45am: Altered course N27E, Log 60 and reset.

8.20am: Shinnecock Light House bearing N7E, 10.5 miles distant, altered course S71W.

6.35pm: Fire Island Light Vessel abeam bearing N16W, altered course N73E, Log 30 and reset.

8.45pm: Observed Shinnecock Light House bearing N59E.

9.20pm: Increased Speed to 12 knots closing steamer.

9.50pm: Reduced speed to 8 knots.

11.0pm: Various courses closing steamer.

11.45pm: Exercised General Quarters.

[Distance run through the Water: 251 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel S87.5W, 7 miles]


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27 October 1915

On Patrol off New York

Lat 39.54, Long -73.88

1.15am: Increased speed to 12 knots ‒ closing steamer.

2.15am: Reduced speed to 9 knots.

6.30am: Altered course S82W, Log 54 and reset. Commenced zig-zag courses.

10.25am: Altered course to close steamer.

1.30pm: Steering zig-zag courses.

5.36pm: Altered course N63E, Log 46. Stopped zig-zagging and reduced speed to 8 knots.

6.5pm: Altered course to close steamer.

6.45pm: Altered course to N20E, reduced to 8 knots.

11.30pm: Exercised night duty crews (1 minute).

[Distance run through the Water: 222 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Barnegat Light House N41W, 15 miles]


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28 October 1915

On Patrol Station off New York

Lat 39.62, Long -73.74

5.30am: Sounded in 13 fathoms FS [Fine Sand], Log 78. Commenced steering zig-zag courses.

9.5am: Stopped ‒ dropped target.

9.15am: Sounded General Quarters. 1 inch aiming rifle exercise ‒ Courses Various.

9.40am: Picked up target. 9.45am: Altered course N6W, set log and proceeded.

1.15pm: Sighted SS “Hocking” and closed her.

1.40pm: Stopped both. 1.45pm: Away sea boat and boarded SS “Hocking”. Handed Patent Log.

2.15pm: Discharged Prize crew to take over the SS Hocking.

4.12pm: Ordered prize to proceed to Halifax. 4.18pm: Sea boat returned and hoisted. 4.23pm: Half speed 11 knots ‒ Closing steamer. 4.27pm: Streamed patent log.

5.0pm: Barnegat Light House bearing S75W, Set Course N63E, Log 28.

8.45pm: Increased to 12 knots. Helm to Captain’s orders closing steamer. 8.50pm: Sighted Fire Island Light Vessel bearing N37E.

9.7pm: Reduced to 8 knots. Set Course N65E.

10.30pm: Altered course N74E, Fire Island Light Vessel bearing N38W, Distant 5 miles]

[Distance run through the Water: 218 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Barnegat Light House N62W, 20 miles]

[Weather fine and quiet, noon temperature 57F, sea temperature 58F]

[Note: SS “Hocking” was a cargo ship which had many names and owners over the years; she was built in Sunderland in 1895, possibly as “Dorrie”; she was “Parklands”, British owned, from 1895 to 1899; from 1899 to 1915 she was Dutch and named “Ameland” (listed here as Ameland (1); in 1915 she was in Norwegian ownership and was called “Gronland”; from 1915 to 1925 she was owned by American Transatlantic Company as “Hocking”; from 1925 to 1932 she was “Fina” (flag and owner unknown); from 1932 she was under Yugoslavian ownership and named “Talas”; she was to run aground and be wrecked off Canada in 1941.]


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29 October 1915

On Patrol off New York

Lat 40.47, Long -72.53

1.30am: Altered course NW to Close Steamer. 1.50am: Altered course SE. 2.10am: Altered course S7W.

6.0am: Increased speed to 11 knots, commenced zig-zagging.

9.0pm: Half speed 15 knots to close steamer, altered course N50E.

11.15pm: Altered course S27W, Log 49 and reset. Shinnecock Light bearing N11E.

[Distance run through the Water: 208 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Shinnecock Light House N4E, 23 miles]


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30 October 1915

On Patrol Station off New York

Lat 40.28, Long -73.17

6.45am: Increased speed to 13 knots closing steamer.

2.0pm: Increased speed to 14 knots and commenced zig-zagging.

3.0pm: Ambrose Channel Light Vessel bearing N74E, 5 miles, altered course S68E and zig-zag courses, Log 61 and reset.

5.30pm: Fire Island Light Vessel abeam Bearing N22E, 5 miles, log 25 and reset.

5.42pm: Half speed 10 knots. Stopped zig-zagging.

9.45pm: Altered course S27W, Log 38 and reset. Shinnecock bearing N8W.

[Distance run through the Water: 216 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Ambrose Channel Light Vessel N67.5W, 32 miles]

[Wind mostly north westerly, force 5 for most of day]


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31 October 1915

On Patrol Station off New York

Lat 40.57, Long -72.47

9.30am: Mustered by the Open List.

10.30am: Divine Service.

1.42pm: Altered course to close steamer.

4.45pm: “B” Position, Log 60 and Reset.

8.50pm: Increased speed to 12 knots to close steamer.

9.10pm: Reduced speed to 8 knots.

11.55pm: Altered course S27W, Log 59 and reset. Shinnecock Bearing N1W.

[Distance run through the Water: 213 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Shinnecock Lighthouse N4W, 16.5 miles]


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LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1915


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for November 1915]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed by Navigating Officer, as before]

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[Page not filled in, signed by Captain (as before), dated 8th December 1915]


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1 November 1915

On Patrol off New York

Lat 40.25, Long -73.00

7.35am: Arrived at “B” Position, Log 54 and reset, altered course N27E.

9.0am: Altered course N28W, Log 16 and reset.

0.55pm: Fire Island Light Vessel abeam Bearing N22E 3 miles, Log 37.

2.0pm: Half Speed 14 knots and commenced zig-zag courses.

4.55pm: Stopped zig-zag courses, Course S70E. Half speed 11 knots.

5.15pm: Fire Island Light Vessel bore N10E, altered course N73E, Log 26 and reset.

9.10pm: Altered course S27W, Log 34 and reset. Shinnecock Light bearing N8W, 10 miles.

[Distance run through the Water: 208 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel N32W, 16 miles]


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2 November 1915

On Patrol Station off New York

Lat 40.57, Long -72.42

1.50am: Increased to 12 knots, courses various to closed steamers.

2.40am: Course S27W, reduced to 8 knots.

9.45am: Altered course N6W to close ship.

0.40pm: Altered course S27W, 3 degrees for Leeway. Reset Patent Log 59.

2.15pm: Increased speed to 13 knots closing steamer.

4.45pm: Altered course to close steamer.

[Distance run through the Water: 220 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Shinnecock Lighthouse N13W, 18 miles]

[North westerly wind force 7 from 8pm, with very rough sea]


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3 November 1915

On Patrol off New York

Lat 40.2, Long -73.2

0.10am: Shinnecock Light bore N7W, altered course S37W, Log 44 and reset.

10.50am: Sighted Fire Island Light Vessel Bearing N11W.

11.30am: Fire Island Light Vessel bearing N3E, 5 miles, altered course N70W, Log 49.

1.0pm: Increased speed to 14 knots. Commenced zig-zag courses.

3.15pm: Altered course S33E, Log 93 and reset, Ambrose Channel Light Vessel bearing N66W 9 miles.

[Distance run through the Water: 215 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Ambrose Channel Light Vessel N81W, 23 miles]

[North westerly wind force 5 or 6 for much of day, sea rough at times; weather fine, noon temperature 49F, sea temperature 55F]


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4 November 1915

On Patrol Station Off New York

Lat 39.57, Long -72.77

1.40pm: Sighted HMS Caronia and closed her.

1.55pm: Altered course N81E. Increased speed to 16 knots. Reset patent Log.

4.30pm: Evening Quarters. Inspection of life-belts etc.

5.15pm: Darkened ship.

9.45pm: Clocks advanced 10 minutes.

11.40pm: Nantucket Light Vessel abeam Distant 1 mile, altered course S85E, Log 149 and reset.

[Distance run through the Water: 222 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Barnegat Lighthouse N79W, 62 miles]


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5 November 1915

From New York Patrol to Halifax NS

Lat 41.92, Long -66.10

0.12am: Clocks advanced 10 minutes.

4.30am: Clocks advanced 10 minutes.

5.42am: Altered course N64E, Patent Log 93 and reset.

3.24pm: Clock advanced 10 minutes.

5.25pm: Darkened ship.

7.10pm: Clock advanced 10 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: North Easterly 355 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Sable Island N14E, 92 miles]


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6 November 1915

From New York Patrol to Halifax NS [and at Halifax]

Lat 44.66, Long -63.57 [estimated]

6.30am: Sambro Head abeam. 6.40am: Sambro Light Vessel abeam, Log 107 and reset.

7.10am: Fairway buoy abeam. 7.20am: Handed log.

7.43am: Magor Beach abeam. Half speed 10 knots.

8.3am: Passed through boom defence. 8.7am: Let go Starboard anchor. 8.10am: Let go Port anchor.

[Anchor Bearings: Citadel House N5W, Exhibition Buildings S75W, Ship’s Head N1W]

9.10am: Officer of Guard boarded.

10.0am: Prize crew from SS “Hocking” returned.

11.15am: Two Engineers joined ship.

1.35pm: DCB [Deck Confidential Books] returned to Signal Officer’s Office.

2.0pm: Granted leave to Second part of Starboard watch.

[Distance run through the Water: 225 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1934 tons]


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7 November 1915

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.57

[At Anchor Halifax Harbour]

7.15am: Liberty men returned.

9.30am: Divisions. 9.40am: Divine Service.

1.15pm: Granted leave to part of port watch.

4.5pm: HMS Suffolk proceeded to sea.

7.15pm: Liberty boys returned to ship.


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8 November 1915

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.57

[At Anchor Halifax Harbour]

6.45am: Hands fell in and employed preparing ship for coaling.

8.30am: Coal lighters alongside. 9.0am: Commenced coaling.

1.45am: Hands employed cleaning decks and as required.

6.15pm: HMS Melbourne proceeded to sea.

Midnight: Ceased coaling for the night.

[Fresh Beef Received: 200 lbs; Vegetables Received: 1300 lbs]


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9 November 1915

At Halifax NS [though not stated at top of page]

Lat 44.66, Long -63.57

[At Anchor Halifax Harbour]

8.0am: Resumed coaling.

1.30pm: Escort landed to police station.

2.30pm: Escort returned.

11.30pm: Ceased coaling for the day.

Midnight: Coal taken in 1800 tons.


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10 November 1915

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.57

[At Anchor Halifax NS]

9.14am: Discharged 1 Carpenter and 1 Stoker to Hospital.

9.30am: Hands employed as required ‒ landed dockyard party.

10.15am: Landed escort.

11.30am: Escort returned.

1.25pm: Escort and 3 prisoners returned.

11.45pm: Ceased coaling for the day. Coal taken in 2260 tons.


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11 November 1915

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.57

[At Anchor Halifax NS]

8.30am: Hands employed discharging ammunition and taking in stores.

9.30am: Landed escort.

11.10am: Finished coaling.

11.30am: Escort returned to ship.

1.40pm: Hands employed cleaning ship and as requisite.

[Fresh Beef Received: 2500 lbs; Vegetables Received: 960 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 4207 tons]


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12 November 1915

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.57

[At Anchor Halifax NS]

8.30am: Hands employed working ammunition.

9.30am: Landed escort.

11.15am: Escort returned.

1.45pm: Hands employed taking in Cordite and stores.

6.0pm: Landed patrol 1 PO and 4 men.

7.30pm: Patrol and liberty men returned.

9.0pm: Landed patrol.

11.30pm: Patrol returned.

[Fresh Beef Received: 2911 tons; Vegetables Received: 1700 lbs]


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13 November 1915

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.57

[At Anchor Halifax NS]

7.40am: Liberty men returned. Tug “Copher” [probably “Gopher” listed here] sprung her main yard when coming alongside.

9.30am: Hands to muster with sea-boats and oilskins.

1.30pm: Hands make and mend.

6.0pm: Landed patrol.

7.15pm: Patrol and liberty men returned.

[Note: “Gopher” was a Canadian patrol vessel and rescue tug built in 1910, either Government-owned or a hired craft.]


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14 November 1915

At Halifax NS [and at Sea]

Lat 44.66, Long -63.57

[At Anchor Halifax NS]

9.30am: Divisions and Prayers.

10.0am: Turned out and secured all boats.

3.0pm: Commenced to heave up Starboard anchor. 3.15pm: Hands employed preparing ship for sea. Starboard anchor aweigh.

4.0pm: DCB returned to bridge, stand-by ‒ commenced heaving up Port anchor. 4.8pm: Slow ahead both ‒ engines and helm to Commander’s orders.

4.39pm: George Island abeam ‒ passed through boom defence gateway.

4.50pm: Mauger [Maugher] Beach abeam.

5.14pm: Chebucto Head abeam.

5.25pm: Streamed patent Log. 5.30pm: Sambro Island abeam, secured both anchors.

5.55pm: Sambro Bank Light Vessel abeam, Log 8 and reset. Set Course S52W.

10.30pm: Clocks retarded 11 minutes.


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15 November 1915

From Halifax NS to New York Patrol

Lat 41.08, Long -66.95

1.0am: Altered course S62W, Patent Log 96 and reset.

1.32am: Clock retarded 11 minutes.

6.30am: Clock retarded 11 minutes.

9.30am: Divisions and Prayers.

1.55pm: Altered course N82W, Log 173 and reset.

4.30pm: Evening Quarters. Read Warrant No 44. 4.45pm: Darkened Ship.

11.30pm: Clocks retarded 9 minutes.

11.45pm: Altered course S85W.

[Course and Distance made good: South Westerly 264 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Nantucket Shoals Light Vessel S77W, 123 miles]

[South westerly then north westerly wind force 7 from noon onwards, sea rough or very rough in pm; rain until 4pm, noon temperature 60F, sea temperature 51F]


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16 November 1915

From Halifax NS to New York Patrol

Lat 40.23, Long -71.83

0.30am: Nantucket Light Vessel abeam distant 2 miles, Log 110 and reset.

2.9am: Clocks retarted [sic] 9 minutes.

4.30am: Clock retarded 9 minutes.

9.0am: Altered course N69W. Half Speed 13 knots.

2.0pm: Altered course N12E. Reduced speed to 10 knots.

4.52pm: Altered course S27W, Log 52 and reset.

10.30pm: Exercised night duty crews (1 minute).

[Course and Distance made good: Various 232 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Ambrose Channel Light Vessel N81W, 93 miles]

[North westerly wind force 7 or 8 in am, with very rough sea; wind and sea reducing somewhat in pm]


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17 November 1915

On Patrol Station off New York

Lat 40.42, Long -73.07

1.0am: Altered course N27E, Log 60 and reset.

2.30am: Exercised night duty crews.

8.0am: Altered course S81W, Log 53.

11.30am: Altered course N75W, Log 89.

0.8pm: Fire Island Light Vessel abeam bearing N15E, Log 95 and reset.

2.30pm: Ambrose Channel Light Vessel bore N57W, altered course S72E, Log 25 and reset.

4.20pm: Altered course N74E, Log 20 and reset. 4.37pm: Fire Island Light Vessel abeam Distant 3.5 miles.

5.15pm: Darkened ship.

8.30pm: Altered course S27W, Log 39 and reset.

11.45pm: Half speed 15 knots to close steamer. 11.55pm: Reduced to 8 knots.

[Distance run through the Water: 206 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel N44W, 5 miles]


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18 November 1915

On Patrol Station off New York

Lat 40.33, Long -72.53

0.5am: Increased to 10 knots to close steamer. 0.15am: Fired blank charge. 0.20am: Stop, handed patent Log.

0.40am: Set Course S27W, half Speed 8 knots. 0.45pm: Streamed log.

4.0am: Altered course N27E, Log 56.4 reset. DCBC.

5.0am: Exercised night duty crews (1.5 minutes).

9.30am: Altered course N20W, Log 51.

10.5am: Altered course S27W, Log reset.

3.0pm: Altered course N27E, Log 58 and reset.

9.0pm: Shinnecock Light bore N8W, altered course S27W, Log 55 and reset.

[Distance run through the Water: 221 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Shinnecock Light House N4E, 31 miles]


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19 November 1915

On Patrol Station off New York

Lat 40.37, Long -73.58

1.0pm: Deck Confidential Books returned to Signal Officer.

1.25pm: Half Speed 14 knots closing steamer. Courses various.

2.5pm: Altered course S89E, Log 52 and reset. Dense Fog set in. Started whistle and doubled lookouts. 2.15pm: Half Speed 9 knots, closed WT doors.

3.50pm: Fog cleared, stopped whistle.

4.10pm: Half speed 11 knots, opened WT door[s].

6.20pm: Altered course N82E, Patent Log 28 and reset. Fire Island Light Vessel abeam.

10.20pm: Altered course S27W, Log 36 and reset.

[Distance run through the Water: 214 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Ambrose Channel Light Vessel N63W, 13 miles]


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20 November 1915

On Patrol Station off New York

Lat 40.15, Long -72.62

4.35pm: Altered course N16E. Half speed 16 knots to close steamer. 4.43pm: Half speed 10 knots, altered course West.

8.10pm: Altered course to close steamer. 8.16pm: Resumed Course again.

11.10pm: Altered course to close steamer.

Midnight: Resumed course.

[Distance run through the Water: 164 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Shinnecock Light House N4W, 42 miles]

[Westerly or south westerly wind force 6 or 7 all day with rough or very rough sea; weather fine, noon temperature 46F, sea temperature 49F]


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21 November 1915

On Patrol Station off New York

Lat 39.93, Long -73.20

3.20am: Shinnecock Light bore N33E.

4.30am: Altered course S27W, Log 41 and reset. Shinnecock Light bearing N30E.

9.20am: Divisions. 9.40am: Divine Service.

9.50am: Altered course S56W to close HMS Cumberland.

10.15am: Altered course S40W, Speed 7 knots.

10.42am: Altered course N34W, Half Speed 13 knots.

2.0pm: Half speed 15 knots, Course S48W to close steamer.

2.45pm: Altered course N40W to close steamer. Half Speed 13 knots.

3.15pm: Half speed 15 knots, altered course West to close steamer.

4.40pm: Ambrose Channel Light Vessel 5.5 miles, altered course S38E, Patent Log 55 and reset.

5.15pm: Darkened ship. 5.20pm: Reduced speed to 8 knots and stopped zig zag courses.

[Distance run through the Water: 220 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Ambrose Channel Light Vessel N42W, 44 miles]


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22 November 1915

On Patrol off New York

Lat 39.43, Long -73.67

6.30am: Half speed 11 knots. Started zig-zag courses.

8.5am: Various courses to close steamer. Fired blank on account of SS “Paloma” [listed here] not answering our signal.

8.30am: Half speed 11 knots. Course East, Log 37.

9.50am: Dropped target. 10.0am: General Quarters, 6 inch Firing Exercise. Handed Patent Log.

11.0am: Secured. 11.10am: In target. Streamed Patent Log Reset.

2.10pm: Altered Mean Course East, Log 26.5 and reset.

6.15pm: Darkened ship, half speed 8 knots. Stopped Zig-Zag Courses, Course East.

6.45pm: Altered course N63E, Log 45.

10.15pm: Altered course S63W, Log 68 Reset.

[Distance run through the Water: 195 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Tucker Beach Light House N83W, 29 miles]

[Note: SS “Paloma” was built in 1894 as “Ardanrose” (listed here) for Clark and Service, Glasgow; in 1903 she was bought by Munson Steamship Line (Cia Maritima Cubana), registered in Havana; she was scrapped in 1924 or 1925.]


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23 November 1915

On Patrol Station off New York

Lat 39.52, Long -73.55

1.10am: Altered course West, Log 20.

6.35am: Half speed 15 knots to close steamer, Courses as required.

6.50am: Fired blank as steamer did not answer signal.

7.0am: Half speed 11 knots. Signalled steamer to proceed.

7.20am: Resumed course. 7.30am: Commenced Zig-Zag courses.

8.55am: Half Speed 15 knots to close steamer, Courses as required.

9.15am: Handed log 85. 9.17am: Stop ‒ Out Target. 9.18am: Half speed 15 knots ‒ Carried out Submarine Defence practice.

11.30am: Stop. 11.41am: In target, half speed 13 knots. Set Course N7W. Streamed and reset patent Log.

1.20pm: Altered course N35W to close steamer. 1.43pm: Resumed course.

3.45pm: Courses various to close steamer.

5.0pm: Darkened ship.

5.55pm: Sea Girt Light abeam, Log 16.

8.25pm: Barnegat Light abeam, Log 39 reset.

10.55pm: Altered course East, Log 21, Tucker Beach bearing N56W.

11.55pm: Exercised General Quarters.

[Distance run through the Water: 176 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Ambrose Channel Light Vessel N13W, 60 miles]


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24 November 1915

On Patrol Station off New York

Lat 39.37, Long -73.50

0.5am: Secure.

2.52am: Altered course to close steamer.

3.35am: Half speed 15 knots. Resumed Course.

4.16am: Half speed 8 knots, altered course to close steamer.

4.35am: Fired blank as steamer did not answer signal. 4.36pm: Stop both. 4.45am: Half speed 8 knots, altered course N63E, Log 74 and reset.

6.0am: Half speed 11 knots, commenced zig-zag courses.

8.20am: Altered Mean Course S63W, Log 34 and reset.

10.20am: Altered Mean Course West, Log 22.

1.30pm to 1.50pm: Altered course to close steamers. Steering zig-zag courses throughout the watch.

4.15pm: Altered course S54E, Log 46 and reset. Stopped zig-zag courses. 4.45pm: Altered course East, Log Reset.

9.6pm: Altered course N63E, Log 39.

Midnight: Altered course S63W, Log 62 and reset.

[Distance run through the Water: 244 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Tucker Beach Lighthouse N79W, 37 miles]


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25 November 1915

On Patrol Station off New York

Lat 39.79, Long -73.98

2.54am: Altered course West, Log 23.

6.30am: Commenced zig-zag courses.

7.45am: Altered course East, Log 67 and reset.

11.45am: Barnegat Light House abeam bearing N52W, 5.5 miles, altered course N21E, Log 30 and reset.

2.50pm: Altered course to close steamer.

3.15pm: Resumed course.

5.15pm: Stopped steering zig-zag courses, Half speed 8 knots.

[Distance run through the Water: 226 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Ambrose Channel Light Vessel N10E, 42 miles]


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26 November 1915

On Patrol Station off New York

Lat 39.52, Long -73.10

6.30am: Brigantine Shoal Buoy bearing N57W, altered course East, Log 63 and reset. Commenced zig-zag courses.

8.2am: Altered course NW to close steamer.

8.30am: Resumed course.

1.0pm: Increased speed to 15 knots to close steamer.

1.30pm: Altered course South, reduced to 11 knots.

1.51pm: Engines slow and to orders whilst destroying wreckage. Hauled in log shown 25.

3.45pm: Set Course N74E, Half speed 11 knots, streamed Patent Log.

5.30pm: Half speed 8 knots. Stopped zig-zag courses.

11.15pm: Exercised night duty crews (45 seconds).

[Distance run through the Water: 231 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Barnegat Lighthouse N75W, 48 miles]


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27 November 1915

On Patrol Station off New York

Lat 40.10, Long -73.53

9.15am: Altered course South to close steamer, Log 30.5.

9.45am: Resumed course, log 34.

1.35pm: Course N20W. Stopped zig-zag courses.

1.50pm: Half speed 8 knots. Courses various making Ambrose Channel Light Vessel.

2.30pm: Closed WT doors.

5.30pm: Opened WT doors.

8.0pm: Mustered night duty crews.

[Distance run through the Water: 198 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Ambrose Channel Light Vessel N30W, 27 miles]

[Misty during afternoon, noon temperature 54F, sea temperature 52F]


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28 November 1915

On Patrol Station off New York

Lat 39.82, Long -72.27

10.50am: Sighted and closed HMS Caronia. 10.55am: Altered course N80E, Patent Log 55 Reset. Increased speed to 14 knots.

9.50pm: Nantucket Light Vessel abeam 1.5 miles, log 145 and reset, altered course S89E.

11.0pm: Clocks advanced 12 minutes.

[Distance run through the Water: 203 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Nantucket Shoal Light Vessel N68E, 130 miles]


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29 November 1915

From New York Patrol to Halifax NS

Lat 41.83, Long -66.12

1.0am: Clocks advanced 12 minutes.

6.45am: Altered course N61E, Patent Log 115. 6.50am: Clocks advanced 12 minutes.

9.30am: Fog set in, closed WT doors and started whistle.

4.25pm: Weather foggy, Half speed 10 knots.

5.10pm: Clocks advanced 8 minutes.

10.30pm: Clocks advanced 8 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: North Easterly 312 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Sable N13E, 99 miles]


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30 November 1915

From New York Patrol to Halifax NS [and at Halifax]

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56 [estimated]

3.16am: Clocks advanced 8 minutes.

4.50am: Sambro Island Light abeam.

5.18am: Sambro Light Vessel abeam, altered course N28E, Log 95 reset.

6.0am: Courses various to commander’s orders. 6.6am: Fairway Buoy abeam half speed 8 knots.

6.30am: Handed log. 6.32am: Chebucto Head abeam.

7.7am: McNabs Island abeam.

7.25am: Passed through boom defence, engines as required to take up anchorage.

7.49am: Let go Starboard anchor. 7.52am: Let go Port anchor, anchored in D berth. 8.7am: Rang off Engines.

8.15am: Hands employed scrubbing ship’s side and as requisite.

11.30am: Coal lighters came alongside.

1.30pm: Granted leave to Starboard watch.

2.0pm: Commenced coaling and taking in fresh water.

5.0pm: Eight boys joined ship from HMCS Niobe, also 1 Carpenter’s Crew and 1 Stoker from hospital.

6.0pm: Landed Patrol.

7.0pm: Patrol and part of Liberty men returned.

9.0pm: Landed patrol.

11.25pm: Patrol returned on board. 11.45pm: Finished coaling for day. Coal in 715 tons.

[Course and Distance made good: North Easterly and Various 212 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 2057 tons]


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LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1915


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for December 1915]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed by Navigating Officer, as before and stamped “Admiralty M. Received. 1 Feb 1916”]

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[Page not filled in but signed by Captain, as before]


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1 December 1915

At Halifax, NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

[At Anchor Halifax NS. Moored in “D” Berth]

[Anchor Bearings: Citadel S53W, Exhibition Buildings N8E, Ship’s Head N24W]

0.30am: Coal taken in 715 tons.

7.20am: Liberty men returned.

10.15am: Landed patrol.

0.15pm: Patrol returned.

1.15pm: Hands coal ship. 1.30pm: Discharged 1 PO2 and 1 Stoker to hospital. Landed patrol.

1.40pm: HMS Carnarvon arrived.

3.15pm: HMS Cumberland left harbour.

4.0pm: Patrol returned.

6.0pm: Coaling ship.

11.0pm: Ceased coaling. Amount of coal taken in 1168 tons.

[Vegetables Received: 477 lbs]

[Snowing from 8 am onwards, noon temperature 34F]


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2 December 1915

At Halifax, NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

[Moored in “D” Berth Halifax Harbour]

8.0am: Continued coaling, shore labour.

9.20am: Clean mess decks and flats. 9.30am: Landed escort.

11.45am: Patrol returned.

1.30pm: Landed Liberty men and Dockyard party.

3.0pm: Landed patrol.

3.45pm: Dockyard party returned.

6.0pm: Landed patrol.

7.10pm: Afternoon patrol and part of liberty men returned.

11.30pm: Patrol returned.

Midnight: Ceased coaling for the day.

[Fresh Beef Received: 1168 lbs; Vegetables Received: 440 lbs]


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3 December 1915

At Halifax, NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

[Moored in “D” Berth Halifax Harbour]

7.26am: Liberty men returned.

9.0am: Landed Dockyard party.

10.0am: Landed patrol.

10.40am: Dockyard party returned. Hands employed as requisite.

Noon: Patrol returned.

1.0pm: Landed liberty men. 1.40pm: Hands employed taking [blank].

3.0pm: Landed patrol.

6.0pm: Finished coaling. Coal taken in 2270 tons.

7.20pm: Liberty men returned.

[Vegetables Received: 16000 lbs]


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4 December 1915

At Halifax, NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

[Moored in “D” Berth Halifax Harbour]

2.40am: Water tank alongside.

6.45am: Hands fell in. Saturday Routine.

8.45am: Landed dockyard party.

9.35am: Landed patrol and escort.

11.40am: Patrol and escort returned with 1 prisoner.

1.15pm: Landed liberty men.

3.0pm: Landed patrol.

7.20pm: Liberty men and patrol returned.

10.35pm: HMS Suffolk arrived.

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 4212 tons]


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5 December 1915

At Halifax, NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

[Moored in “D” Berth Halifax Harbour]

7.0am: Wash and scrub upper deck and Rig Church.

9.15am: Divine Service.


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6 December 1915

At Halifax, NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

[Moored in “D” Berth Halifax Harbour]

9.15am: Hands employed painting ship.

9.30am: 1 Sub Lieutenant and escort Landed.

11.0am: Hoisted boats.

11.45am: Escort returned.

1.15pm: Landed ammunition party.

3.30pm: Ammunition party returned.

4.45pm: Evening Quarters. Read warrant No 46.

7.15pm: Afternoon patrol and liberty men returned.


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7 December 1915

At Halifax, NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

[Moored in “D” Berth Halifax Harbour]

6.15am: Hands employed turning out boats.

9.0am: Landed escort to Dartmouth.

9.30am: Divisions and prayers. 9.45am: General Evolution “Abandon Ship”. Pulled round HMS Carnarvon.

10.10am: Hoisted all boats.

10.55am: Escort and 2 prisoners returned.

2.0pm: Landed Dockyard party.

3.45pm: Landed patrol.

4.30pm: Discharged 8 Ratings to HMS Niobe.

5.40pm: Received 1 Rating from Dockyard.

7.15pm: Patrol and liberty men returned.

7.30pm: Landed Relief patrol.

11.0pm: Patrol returned.


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8 December 1915

At Halifax, NS [and at Sea]

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

[Moored in “D” Berth Halifax Harbour]

9.30am: Hands employed preparing ship for sea.

0.50pm: Dockyard tug left ship with 30 men to pick up stores from SS “Tomales”.

1.35pm: Returned steam pinnace to dockyard.

3.33pm: Commenced heaving away. 3.37pm: Anchor up. Engines and helm as required for turning ship.

4.9pm: George Island abeam, passed through boom defence, half speed 12 knots.

4.19pm: Ives Knoll abeam, closed WT doors.

4.26pm: Mauger [Maugher] Beach abeam.

4.46pm: Chebucto Head abeam. 4.55pm: Passed out of war channel, streamed Patent Log.

5.24pm: Sambro Light Vessel abeam. Set Course S59W, Reset Patent Log.

8.0pm: Mustered night duty crews.

9.50pm: Clock retarded 7 minutes. Little Hope Light abeam bearing N51W, Distant 26 miles.

[Weather overcast, snow or rain at times in pm, noon temperature 31F]

[Note: Attempts to find an SS “Tomales” have not been successful. It is just possible that this was SS “Tamele” a British passenger/cargo ship built in Sunderland in 1910 and owned by British and African Steam Navigation Company; she was to be torpedoed and sunk by a German submarine off Ireland in July 1917 with the loss of 1 life.]


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9 December 1915

From Halifax NS to New York Patrol

Lat 41.08, Long -67.05

2.10am: Clocks retarded 7 minutes.

5.0am: Exercised night duty crews.

5.30am: Clock retarded 7 minutes.

10.34am: Altered course to close steamer. 10.55am: Resumed course.

Noon: Altered course N88W. Patent Log reset.

5.20pm: Darkened ship.

9.45pm: Nantucket Light Vessel abeam Bearing N2E, 8 miles, altered course N86W, Log 120 and reset.

11.15pm: Clocks back 13 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: South Westerly 272 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Nantucket Light Vessel S77.5W, 118 miles]

[North westerly wind force 6 or 7 from 8pm, with rough sea at midnight. Noon temperature 40F, sea temperature 42F]


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10 December 1915

From Halifax NS to New York Patrol

Lat 40.05, Long -73.23

1.0am and 4.5am: Clocks back 13 minutes.

10.30am: Sighted HMS Caronia and signalled her.

Noon: Altered course S83W, Log reset.

3.40pm: Altered course N30W.

4.10pm: Altered course N79E, Log 35 Reset.

5.10pm: Darkened ship.

7.50pm: Half speed 11 knots, altered course S79W, Log 29 and reset.

8.20pm: Stopped. Log handed 4.

[Course and Distance made good: Westerly 286 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Barnegat Light House S67W, 43.5 miles]

[North westerly wind force 7 with very rough sea for most of day. Weather fine, noon temperature 26F, sea temperature 34F]


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11 December 1915

On Patrol

Lat 40.40, Long -73.87

[Stopped]

6.5am: Set Course N56W. Half speed 11 knots. Streamed Patent Log.

10.8am: Half Speed 15 knots. Various courses closing steamer.

10.30am: Half speed 11 knots, altered course N28W.

0.3pm: Altered course S14W.

2.32pm: Altered course N79E, Log 28. Reset.

4.30pm: Evening Quarters ‒ altered course to close steamer.

4.47pm: Half speed 11 knots, resumed course.

9.0pm: Stopped.

11.45pm: Half speed 6 knots, altered course East, streamed log.

[Distance run through the Water: 128 miles]

[Course and Distance made good: Various on Patrol]

[True Bearing and Distance: Navesink Lighthouse N87W, 5.5 miles]

[Wind and sea moderating from noon]


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12 December 1915

On Patrol off New York

Lat 40.07, Long -73.50

3.0am: Stopped Engines. Handed log.

6.3am: Half speed 11 knots. Set Course S70W. Log streamed and reset.

8.7am: Altered course N79E, Log 22 and reset.

9.30am: Divisions. 9.40am: Divine Service. 9.50am: Half speed 14 knots closing steamer.

5.30pm: Stopped Engines. Handed log 12.5.

8.0pm: Mustered night duty crews.

[Distance run through the Water: 165 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Barnegat Lighthouse S57W, 33 miles]


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13 December 1915

On Patrol off New York

Lat 40.31, Long -73.62

1.55am: Exercised night duty crews (Finish 1 minute).

5.30am: Sounded in 39 fathoms FS [Fine Sand].

6.5am: Streamed Patent Log. Half speed 11 knots. Set Course S75E.

9.32am: Half speed 14 knots. Commenced steering zig-zag courses.

10.50am: Ambrose Channel Light Vessel Bearing N18W, altered course S40E, Log 37 and reset.

5.45pm: Stopped. 5.50pm: Half speed 10 knots.

8.35pm: Closed WT doors.

[Distance run through the Water: 122 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Ambrose Channel Light Vessel N44W, 14 miles]

[Northerly wind force 7 throughout pm, sea very rough, rain for much of day, noon temperature 40F, sea temperature 43F]


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14 December 1915

On Patrol off New York

Lat 39.92, Long -73.62

6.0am: Bargegat Light bearing S70W, 21 miles distant, altered course N70E, log 32 and reset.

9.0pm: Barnegat bearing S51W, Sea Girt bearing N22W, altered course N89E. Log reset 29. Half speed 8 knots.

[Distance run through the Water: 176 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Barnegat Lighthouse S48.5W, 12 miles]

[North westerly or westerly wind force 7 or 8 all day and sea mostly very rough]


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15 December 1915

On Patrol off New York

Lat 40.40, Long -73.65

11.35am: Altered course N60W, Log 19. Half speed 14 knots, commenced zig zag courses.

2.55pm: Sighted two floating spars.

3.10pm: Engines and helm as required to pick up spars. Handed log.

4.30pm: Set Course S22W. Log streamed and reset. Half speed 10 knots.

9.0pm to 9.5pm: Increased speed to 12 knots to clear steamer.

[Distance run through the Water: 165 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Ambrose Channel Light Vessel N61W, 10 miles]

[Wind still north westerly or westerly, force 6 all day, sea rough in am]


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16 December 1915

On Patrol Station off New York

Lat 40.03, Long -73.42

0.55am: Fire Island Light Vessel distant 5 miles.

8.55am: Barnegat Lighthouse bearing S71W, altered course N66E, Log 58.5 and reset.

1.5pm: Altered course S79W, Log 39.5 and Reset.

4.55pm: Barnegat Light House bearing S70W, altered course N74E, Log 32 and reset.

7.25pm: Stopped Engines. Log 19 Handed.

9.10pm: Half speed 10 knots. Courses as required to close steamer.

9.32pm: Stopped engines.

11.53pm: Exercised General Quarters. Midnight: Secure.

[Distance run through the Water: 186 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Barnegat Lighthouse S65W, 36 miles]


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17 December 1915

On Patrol off New York

Lat 40.08, Long -73.82

[Stopped]

4.0am: Navesink bearing N28W.

6.40am: Half speed 10 knots. Set Course N42W. Log streamed and reset.

7.0am: Wind shifted to SW. Rain set in.

9.15am: Altered course N7W, Log 3 to close steamer.

0.30pm: Half speed 14 knots. Commenced Zig-Zag courses.

1.10pm: Altered course to examine wreck.

2.5pm: Ambrose Light Vessel bearing N76W, 5 miles, altered course S26W, Patent Log 32 and reset, half speed 14 knots.

3.55pm: Sea Girt Light House bearing N59W.

4.20pm: Sea Girt bearing N59W, 5 miles, altered course S9W.

5.15pm: Sea Girt Light bearing N14W, Barnegat Light S52W. 5.30pm: Altered course N79E, Log 36 and reset. Reduced speed to 6 knots.

7.28pm: Increased speed to 15 knots to close steamer. 7.33pm: Reduced to 6 knots.

[Distance run through the Water: 117 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Ambrose Channel Light Vessel N3W, 23 miles]


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18 December 1915

On Patrol off New York

Lat 40.03, Long -73.82

4.32am: Arrived “B” position, altered course N79E, Log 32.5 Reset. 4.36am: Fog set in. Closed WT doors.

6.0am: Fog lifted. 6.25am: Half speed 11 knots, altered course to clear steamer.

9.25am: Half speed 14 knots to close steamer.

2.40pm: Wind shifted to NW.

4.10pm: Half speed 15 knots to close steamers.

9.35pm: Barnegat Bearing S61W, Sea Girt bearing N42W. 10.30pm: Barnegat Bearing S53W, Sea Girt bearing N17W, altered course S32W to “B” Position.

10.50pm: Barnegat Bearing S58W, Sea Girt bearing N8W at “B” Position. Altered course N79E, Log 35 reset, Half speed 6 knots.

[Distance run through the Water: 188 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Barnegat Lighthouse S40W, 21 miles]

[Southerly or south westerly wind force 5 or 6 in am, with mist or fog; southerly then north westerly wind force 6 or 7, with rough sea until 8pm]


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19 December 1915

On Patrol off New York

Lat 40.36, Long -73.85

9.0am: Barnegat Bearing S54W, altered course N18E, Log 9.5 and reset.

9.30am: Divisions. 9.40am: Divine Service.

10.20am: Sea Girt bearing N62W abeam, Distant 3.5 miles.

11.0am: Half speed 14 knots. Commenced zig-zag courses.

Noon: Ambrose Light Vessel N18E, 7 miles, altered course S27W, Log 32 reset, zig-zag courses.

0.30pm: Stopped zig-zagging, Course S27W.

0.57pm: Altered course S65E, Log 10.3 Reset. Sea Girt Light House bearing S56W, 7 miles, Half speed 11 knots.

2.50pm: Sighted HMS Suffolk.

3.21pm: Courses various to close Suffolk. 3.24pm: Stopped. Engines as required. 3.30pm: Suffolk’s boat alongside.

3.40pm: Suffolk’s boat left. 3.45pm: Half speed 10 knots, Course S71W, Log streamed and set.

7.0pm: Barnegat S71W.

[Distance run through the Water: 167 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Ambrose Light Vessel N9E, 7 miles]


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20 December 1915

On Patrol off New York

Lat 39.95, Long -73.82

5.50am: Barnegat bearing S56W, 11 miles, altered course N79E, log 32 and reset.

8.50am: Sighted HMS Suffolk. Challenge correct. 9.5am: Altered course S79W, Log 32 and reset.

0.40pm: Altered course N79E, Log 37 and reset, Barnegat Light House bearing S56W.

4.20pm: Half speed 14 knots and altered course to close steamer.

4.35pm: Stop. Handed log ‒ Exercised Man overboard, Collision Stations and abandon ship stations.

5.5pm: Half speed 6 knots, Course S79W, Streamed log 9.

7.17pm: Barnegat Bearing S63W, Log 23.

8.0pm: Sounded in 13.5 fathoms FS [Fine Sand], Barnegat Bearing S59W, Sea Girt N28W, altered course N83E, Log 28 reset.

8.5pm: Altered course to clear steamer. 8.15pm: Resumed Course.

[Distance run through the Water: 188 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Barnegat Lighthouse S53.5W, 18 miles]


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21 December 1915

On Patrol off New York

Lat 40.44, Long -73.42

3.45am: Barnegat Light bearing S73W.

5.10am: Altered course N79E, Log 32 and reset. Barnegat Light bearing S56W.

11.34am: Fire Island Light Vessel bearing N69E, altered course N73W, Log 29 Reset. Half speed 13 knots.

1.10pm: Observed Ambrose Channel Light Vessel bearing N38W. 1.15pm: Turned ship. Course S77E, Log 19.5 Reset. Ambrose Light Vessel bearing N25W, Navesink Light House bearing N87W.

2.47pm: Fire Island Light Vessel bearing N81E.

3.32pm: Sighted HMS Cumberland, Challenge Correct. Fire Island Light bearing N7E, altered course S12W, Log 27 Reset.

3.55pm: Stopped Engines, Log 4 Handed.

4.20pm: Cumberland’s boat alongside with prisoner. 4.25pm: Prisoner aboard and boat left. 4.30pm: Half speed ahead 11 knots, altered course N15E.

5.22pm: Fire Island bearing North 1 mile, altered course S10W, Log 12 reset.

5.50pm: Stopped Engines, Log 5, Handed.

6.25pm: Half speed ahead to close steamer.

7.0pm: Stop. 7.35pm: Half speed ahead to close steamer, 16 knots.

9.10pm: Stopped. Fire Island Light Bearing N10E, 5 miles.

Midnight: Fire Island Light Vessel Bearing North 6 miles.

[Distance run through the Water: 184 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Ambrose Channel Light Vessel N83W, 20 miles]


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22 December 1915

From New York Patrol to Halifax NS

Lat 40.63, Long -69.3

1.30am: Sighted HMS Caronia. Exchanged Challenge. Set Course S83E, Half speed 17 knots. Log Streamed and reset.

2.0am and 4.8am: Clocks advanced 12 minutes.

11.25am: Nantucket Light Vessel abeam bearing N7E, 1.75 miles, Log 157 and reset, altered course S89E.

3.40pm: Altered course N66E. Log 70 and reset.

8.0pm: Sounded in 41 fathoms, FS.

10.4pm: Clock advanced 12 minutes.

[Distance run through the Water: 227 miles]

[Course and Distance made good: N87E, 171 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Nantucket Light Vessel S83W, 10 miles]


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23 December 1915

From New York Patrol to Halifax NS [and at Halifax]

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56 [estimated]

1.30am and 5.0am: Clocks advanced 12 minutes.

8.15am: Sighted land on Port beam.

8.45am: Submarine Defence Stations manned.

9.0am: Observed Sambro Light Vessel bearing N52E, altered course N52E. 9.15am: Commenced zig-zag courses.

9.47am: Sambro Light Vessel abeam, altered course N28E, Log 157 and handed.

10.5am: Altered course N21E, Chebucto Head abeam. Helm to Commander’s orders.

10.30am: Stop. Lost one lifeboat overboard owing to fall carrying away. 10.35am: Half speed 12 knots.

11.0am: Mauger [Maugher] Beach abeam. 11.6am: Ives Knoll abeam, half speed 10 knots. 11.11am: George Island abeam. 11.14am: Stop both. Helm and engines to Commanders orders.

11.35am: Let go Starboard anchor in 12.5 fathoms water. 11.42am: Let go port anchor. 11.50am: Moored in “D” Berth.

[Anchor Bearings: Citadel Buildings S53W, Exhibition Buildings N8E, Ship's Head North]

0.40pm: Coal lighters alongside.

1.30pm: Hands employed scrubbing waterline.

2.30am: Commenced coaling.

[Moored in “D” Berth. 45 fathoms of cable on each anchor]

5.15pm: 1 Stoker returned to ship from hospital, 1 Absentee returned.

10.0pm: Coaling ship until 11.30.

Midnight: Coal taken in 650 tons.

[Course and Distance made good: North Easterly 371 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1949 tons]


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24 December 1915

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

[Moored in “D” Berth]

9.5am: Continued coaling.

Noon: Stopped coaling.

1.40pm: Hands coal ship.

5.20pm: Finished coaling for the day.

6.10pm: Granted special leave to port watch until 7am ‒ 25th.

[Snowing from noon to 8pm, noon temperature 34F]


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25 December 1915

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

[Moored in “D” Berth Halifax NS]

6.45am: Hands employed cleaning ship and rigging church.

7.10am: Liberty men returned. 7.20am: RCs Landed.

9.30am: Divine Service [for Christmas Day].

10.15am: RCs Returned.

1.0pm: Landed liberty men.

6.0pm: Landed patrol.

8.15pm: Patrol returned.


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26 December 1915

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

[Moored in “D” Berth Halifax NS]

7.0am: Liberty men returned. 7.30am: Landed RCs.

9.30am: Divisions. 9.40am: Divine Service [as this is a Sunday].

10.15am: RCs Returned to ship.

1.0pm: Landed liberty men.

5.0pm: Landed patrol.

7.30pm: Liberty men and patrol returned.


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27 December 1915

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

[Moored in “D” Berth Halifax NS]

7.15am: Liberty men returned.

am: Hands employed coaling. Dockyard parties and provisioning ship.

1.0pm: Landed Liberty men.

1.30pm: Hands employed coaling and as requisite.

5.0pm: Landed patrol.

7.20pm: Liberty men and patrol returned.

11.0pm: Ceased coaling for night.


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28 December 1915

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

[Moored in “D” Berth Halifax NS]

6.45am: Hands employed preparing to paint ship’s side.

7.30am: Continued coaling.

9.0am: Hands painting ship.

9.30am: Landed escort to Police Station.

11.0am: Stopped painting.

11.30am: Escort and prisoners returned.

1.0pm: Landed liberty men of Starboard watch.

1.30pm: Hands continued painting ship’s side.

5.0pm: Landed patrol 2 POs, 6 ABs.

7.40pm: Liberty men returned.

10.30pm: Patrol returned.

11.0pm: Finished coaling, amount received 2269 tons.


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29 December 1915

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

[Moored in “D” Berth Halifax NS]

6.45am: Hands employed cleaning deck and preparing for painting.

9.15am: Hands employed painting ship and Dockyard parties.

10.20am: Landed escort.

11.45am: Escort and dockyard parties returned.

1.0pm: Landed Liberty men. 1.15pm: Hands employed provisioning ship and as requisite.

5.0pm: Landed patrol.

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 4033 tons]


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30 December 1915

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

[Moored in “D” Berth Halifax NS]

9.15am: Landed Bosun’s party to Dockyard. 9.30am: Hands Employed replacing coaling fenders and as requisite.

11.0am: Discharged 1 Stoker PO to hospital and stoker Murphy’s effects to Diana.

11.50am: Dockyard party returned to ship.

1.20pm: Rudder head of steam pinnace carried away.

2.0pm: Steam pinnace returned to Dockyard.

6.0pm: Landed Patrol 2 POs and 6 ABs.

9.20pm: Small fire reported on [blank] deck forward. Cleared lower deck ‒ fire stations. 9.30pm: Fire out ‒ returned gear.

[Weather fine, noon temperature 30F]


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31 December 1915

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

[Moored in “D” Berth Halifax NS]

6.45am: Hands employed cleaning ship and preparing for painting.

9.0am: Hands employed cleaning mess decks and flats and painting ship’s side.

1.15pm: Discharged 1 Prisoner of War to Detention Barracks with escort.

1.15pm: Granted leave to POs. 1.30pm: Hands employed painting ship and preparing for sea.

4.45pm: Escort returned.


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LOGS FOR JANUARY 1916


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for January 1916]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed by Navigating Officer, as before]

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[Page not filled in, signed by Captain, as before]


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1 January 1916

At Halifax NS [and at Sea]

Lat 44.18, Long -63.63

[Moored in “D” Berth Halifax NS]

[Anchor Bearings: Citadel Buildings S53W, Exhibition Building: N8E, Chimney Sugar Refinery S39E, Ship's Head North]

6.45am: Hands employed preparing ship for sea.

7.30am: Liberty POs returned.

9.5am: Commenced heaving up port anchor. 9.15am: Port anchor aweigh. 9.35am: Starboard anchor up. Slow ahead starboard, helm and engines as required. Half speed 8 knots.

9.50am: George Island abeam, Half speed 10 knots. 9.56am: Ives Knoll abeam, half speed 15 knots. 10.5am: Mauger [Maugher] Beach abeam, half speed 18 knots.

10.28am: Chebucto Head abeam. 10.42am: Sambro Light Vessel abeam. 10.55am: Streamed patent Log. 11.0am: Set Course S62W, Half speed 14 knots, Patent log set.

3.26pm: Stopped ‒ turned in all boat[s] except two sea-boats. Log handed 62. 3.49pm: Half speed 14.5 knots. Log streamed.

4.30pm: Evening Quarters.

5.0pm: Darkened ship.

9.10pm: Altered course S59W.

11.45pm: Clocks retarded 12 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 33 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Sambro Island Light Vessel N42E, 14 miles]


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2 January 1916

From Halifax NS to New York Patrol

Lat 40.55, Long -69.58

0.15am: Clocks retarded 12 minutes.

2.40am: Exercised night duty crews (1 minute).

5.25am: Altered course S87W.

5.40am: Clocks retarded 12 minutes.

7.0am: Sounded in 32 fathoms, FS.

8.30am: Clocks retarded 15 minutes.

0.20pm: Half speed 13.5 knots, altered course N85W Standard, Log 111.

4.20pm: Dense fog set in. Closed WT Doors.

5.0pm: Sounded in 46 fathoms, M [Mud].

5.30pm: Fog cleared.

7.0pm: Sounded in 36 fathoms, M.

7.15pm: Clocks to SNYT [Standard? New York Time] (-11 minutes).

[Sounding from 8.20 to midnight]

10.48pm: Altered course S40E Standard to close HMS Suffolk. 10.56pm: Altered course N89W Standard.

[Course and Distance made good: South Westerly 351 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel S88W, 165 miles]


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3 January 1916

From Halifax to New York Patrol

Lat 39.97, Long -73.72

3.15am: Sighted Barnegat Light bearing S69W, standard, Patent Log 11.

5.10am: Barnegat bore S47W, standard, Sea girt N5W, altered course N79E, Log 20 and reset.

7.0am: Increased speed to 11 knots and commenced Zig-Zagging.

1.37pm: Barnegat S54W x Sea Girt N13W, altered course N79E, Log 41 and reset.

4.40pm: Altered course N25E closing vessel.

7.30pm: Altered course S73W, Log 50 and reset.

8.20pm: Altered course N60W, 8 knots.

[Distance run through the Water: 234.5 miles]

[Course and Distance made good: Various on Patrol]

[True Bearing and Distance: Barnegat Light House S56W, Distant 22 miles]

[North westerly wind force 8 from 8pm, with rough sea; weather fine, noon temperature 37F, sea temperature 43F]


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4 January 1916

From Halifax NS, on New York Patrol

Lat 40.02, Long -73.48

9.10am: Altered course closing ship.

0.25pm: Reduced speed. Courses as required closing HMS Suffolk. Handed Patent Log.

1.0pm: Stopped. Away sea boat to Suffolk with provisions.

1.35pm: Boat returned and hoisted. 1.45pm: Proceeded 11 knots, set Course N35W, Reset Patent Log. Clocks to 4.5 hours ‒ MTb [?] (+ 30 minutes).

4.20pm: Half speed 14 knots Zig Zagging.

4.30pm: Evening Quarters, altered course N72W, Log 26. Collision and Abandon ship stations. 4.45pm: Altered course S21W, Log 29 reset.

6.0pm: Darkened ship.

9.0pm: Altered course N79E, Log 36 and reset, half speed 5 knots.

[Distance run through the Water: 170 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Barnegat Light House S62W, Distant 31.5 miles]


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5 January 1916

From Halifax NS, on New York Patrol

Lat 40.11, Long -73.27

1.27pm: Altered course closing vessel. 1.37pm: Course.

[Apart from this, log records routine matters while patrolling to and fro, changing course at 2.0am, 8.40am, noon, 4.20pm and 8.15pm]

[Distance run through the Water: 163.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Barnegat Light House S62W, Distance 44 miles]

[South westerly wind force 5 or 6 all day, sea mostly rough, weather fine, noon temperature 44F, sea temperature 43F]


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6 January 1916

From Halifax NS, on New York Patrol

Lat 40.25, Long -73.82

3.45am: Bargegat [Barnegat] bore S60W, 10 miles, altered course N79E, Log 40 and reset.

9.35am: Sighted HMS Suffolk. Courses various.

10.15am: Commenced Range taking exercise.

10.50am: Exercise finished. 11.0am: Set Course West, Log 30.

8.30pm: Barnegat S78W, Distant 11 miles, altered course N20E. Courses as required closing steamer.

[Distance run through the Water: 173 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Barnegat Light House, Ambrose Light Vessel N3W, Distance 14 miles]


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7 January 1916

From Halifax NS, on New York Patrol

Lat 39.90, Long -73.92

2.10am: Altered course N77E, Log 49 and reset. Barnegat S67W, Barnegat Whistle Buoy S46W.

3.55am: Thick Snow. 4.15am: Engines slow ahead.

7.15am: Half speed 8 knots.

11.38am: Altered course N79E, Log 33 and reset. Sounded in 11 fathoms.

7.0pm: Speed and Courses as required to avoid traffic.

8.5pm: Mustered Night Defence Guns Crews and Sea-Boat crew.

[Distance run through the Water: 162.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Barnegat Light House S59W, Distance 12 miles]


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8 January 1916

From Halifax NS, on New York Patrol

Lat 40.03, Long -73.57

9.30am: Altered course N70E, Log 32 and reset. Barnegat Light House N82W, Distant 7 miles.

2.30pm: Altered course N58W, Log 30, Fire Island N5E.

3.30pm: Increased speed to 14 knots, commenced Zig-Zagging.

4.55pm: Ambrose Light Vessel N60W, altered course S72E, Log 53 and reset.

7.56pm: Fire Island N18E.

9.15pm: Fire Island Light Vessel N27W, 7 miles. Stopped Engines. Handed patent Log 30.

10.40pm: Manoeuvred ship to close steamer.

[Distance run through the Water: 144 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel N34E, Distant 32.5 miles]


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9 January 1916

From Halifax NS, on New York Patrol

Lat 40.18, Long -73.22

[Stopped]

6.15am: Half speed 5 knots, Course N75E. Streamed and set patent log.

8.55am: Fire Island Light Vessel N79W, 4 miles.

9.30am: Altered course S35W, Log 24 and reset. Mustered Hand[s] by the Open List.

10.25am: Fire Island abeam N55W, 6 miles, Log 9.

0.30pm: Altered course N35E, Log 32 and reset.

3.30pm: Fire Island West 7 miles, altered course S35W, Log 28 and reset.

9.0pm: Fire Island N11E, 10 miles. Stopped Engines. Hauled Patent Log 13.

[Distance run through the Water: 124 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel N7E, Distant 17.5 miles]


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10 January 1916

From Halifax NS, on New York Patrol

Lat 40.16, Long -73.23

4.0am: Fire Island Light Vessel North 8 miles.

4.26am: Fire Island Light Vessel N9W. Half speed 8 knots, Set Course South.

4.54am: Stopped.

7.5am: Course N35E, Half speed 10 knots. Streamed and set Patent Log.

8.0am: Fire Island N88W, 7 miles, altered course S35W, Log 6 and reset.

3.0pm: Closed water-tight Doors.

4.55pm: Altered course N18E, Log 23.5 and reset. Opened WT Doors.

6.25pm: Fire Island N27E.

7.20pm: Fire Island N46E, distant 6 miles, altered course S18W, log 17.5 and reset.

7.50pm: Stopped Engines. Handed Patent Log. 8.0pm: Fire Island Light Vessel N36E, 7 miles.

8.25pm: Courses and speeds as required to close steamer.

9.0pm: Stopped.

Midnight: Fire Island Light Vessel N24E, 8.5 miles.

[Distance run through the Water: 111 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel N8E, Distant 19 miles]


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11 January 1916

From Halifax NS, on New York Patrol

Lat 40.38, Long -73.16

4.0am: Fire Island Light Vessel N5W, 9 miles.

6.30am: Half speed 10 knots. Streamed and set patent log. Courses as required.

6.50am: Fire Island Light Vessel N60W, 2 miles.

9.30am: Divisions and Prayers. Small Arm Drill.

5.45pm: Darkened ship. Fire Island Light Vessel N56W, 3 miles, log 24.

8.20pm: Stopped Engines. Handed patent log.

11.50pm: General Quarters. 11.58pm: Disperse. Midnight: Fire Island Light Vessel N25W, 7 miles.

[Distance run through the Water: 115.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel N9E, Distant 6 miles]


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12 January 1916

From Halifax NS, on New York Patrol

Lat 40.27, Long -73.15

1.5am: Courses and speed as required to close vessel.

2.25am: Fire Island Light Vessel N69W, 6 miles.

3.20am: Stopped Engines.

6.45am: Half speed 10 knots, set Course N54E. Log streamed and set.

7.33am: Fire Island Light Vessel N36W, Log 5.5, altered course N39E.

8.10am: Altered course S35W, Log 11.5 and reset.

10.45am: Altered course N35E, Patent Log 27 and reset.

1.0pm: Fire Island Light Vessel N40W, altered course N78W, Log 20.5 Reset. 1.30pm: Fire Island Light Vessel N18E, 3 miles.

3.0pm: Zig Zagging half speed 14 knots.

3.20pm: Sighted wreck 2 masts. Position Lat 40 29 N, Long 73 21 W approximately.

4.10pm: Ambrose Light Vessel N74W, Distant 4 miles, altered course S71E.

5.25pm: Courses and speed as required to close steamer.

5.50pm: Returned to Course and speed.

8.0pm: Fire Island Light Vessel N17W, Distant 7 miles approximately.

9.0pm: Stopped engines.

10.45pm: Course and speed as required to close steamer.

Midnight: Stopped. Fire Island Light Vessel N20W, 7 miles.

[Distance run through the Water: 121 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel N7W, Distant 12.5 miles]


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13 January 1916

From Halifax NS, on New York Patrol

Lat 40.40, Long -73.15

0.45am: Course and speed as required to close steamer.

2.0am: Half speed 5 knots, Course N75W.

3.0am: Fire Island Light Vessel N15E, 1 mile.

3.55am: Thick fog. Closed WT Doors. 3.58am: Stopped.

7.25am: Half speed 10 knots, Course S30W, Patent Log Streamed and set.

10.10am: Fog set in. Closed WT Doors. Doubled look out. Half speed 6 knots.

11.10am: Stopped Engines.

11.30am: Fog cleared. Half speed 10 knots.

3.50pm: Opened WT Doors, altered course N35E, Log 27 and reset.

3.55pm: Sighted “Cumberland” HMS.

6.15pm: Darkened ship.

7.32pm: Stopped. Handed patent log 31. Fire Island Light Vessel bearing N25W.

8.0pm: Mustered Night Duty Guns Crews. 8.15pm: Fire Island Light Vessel N23W x Fire Island Light N8W.

10.50pm: Engines and Course as required to manoeuvre ship.

11.45pm: Fire Island Light Vessel N19W, 6.5 miles.

[Distance run through the Water: 115.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel N20W, Distant 4.5 miles]


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14 January 1916

From Halifax NS, on New York Patrol

Lat 40.13, Long -73.25

1.40am: Course and speed as required to close vessel.

2.30am: Stopped Engines.

3.30am: Exercised Night Defence Guns Crews.

4.0am: Fire Island Light Vessel N28W, 9 miles.

7.0am: Half speed 10 knots, set Course N14E to A position. Log streamed and set.

8.27am: Altered course S42W, Log 11 and reset. Fire Island Light Vessel N77W, 11.25 miles.

9.30am: Divisions and Morning Prayers.

10.0am: Stopped. Handed Patent Log. All boats swung and turned out.

11.30am: Proceeded on Course 10 knots. Streamed log.

3.30pm: Increased speed to 14 knots. Commenced Zig-Zagging, Course N60W.

4.20pm: Altered course S75E, Log 33 and reset.

7.0pm: Stopped Engines. Hauled Log 30.

8.0pm: Fire Island Light Vessel N23W, distant 6 miles.

8.30pm: Engines and helm as required to close vessel.

10.30pm: Stopped. Fire Island Light Vessel N10W, 13 miles.

11.30pm: Half speed 10 knots, set Course N30E. Log streamed and set.

11.50pm: Altered course S84E, Log 4 and reset. Half speed 16 knots.

[Distance run through the Water: 101 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel N9E, Distant 26 miles]

[North westerly or northerly wind force 7 in pm, with very rough or rough sea until 8pm, weather fine in pm, after snow at noon, temperature 29F, sea temperature 40F]


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15 January 1916

From Halifax NS, NYP [New York Patrol] to Halifax NS

Lat 40.80, Long -69.02

5.20am: Clocks advanced 10 minutes.

9.25am: Observed Nantucket Light Vessel bearing N30E, altered course N45E, Log 155.5.

10.20am: Nantucket NW 1 mile, Log 164 and reset, altered course N83E.

6.0pm: Darkened ship.

7.21pm: Altered course N62E, Log150 and reset.

9.0pm: Mustered Night Defence Submarine Defence.

10.15pm: Clocks advanced 8 minutes.

[Distance run through the Water: 267 miles]

[Course and Distance made good: Easterly 194 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Nantucket Light Vessel S70W, Distant 29 miles]

[North westerly wind force 5 for most of day with rough sea at times; noon temperature 21F, sea temperature 23F]


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16 January 1916

From New York Patrol to Halifax NS and at Halifax NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56 [estimated]

1.0am: Sounded ./54 fathoms.

[Further soundings hourly until 7.0am]

2.55am: Altered course N47E, Log 120 and reset.

3.10am: Clocks advanced 7 minutes.

5.29am: Half speed 8 knots. Closed WT Doors.

8.0am: Reduced speed. Continuous soundings.

9.2am: Observed Sambro Light Vessel N66E. Full speed, altered course N66E.

9.50am: Sambro Light Vessel abeam 0.5 miles, altered course N27E, Log 104.

10.25am: Altered course to allow HMS Cumberland to precede into war channel. Hauled patent log. 10.40am: Entered war channel. Helm and Engines to Commander’s orders.

11.0am: Mauger [Maugher] Beach Light House abeam. 11.5am: Bell Buoy abeam. 11.15am: Passed through boom defence.

11.33am: Stopped, let go Starboard anchor, paid out chain to 90 fathoms. 11.39am: Let go Port anchor, paid out 45 fathoms, hove taught Starboard cable. 11.40am: Finished with engines. Moored ship with 45 fathoms chain on each anchor in 12 fathoms water in D Berth.

[Anchor Bearings. Halifax Harbour. D Berth. The Citadel N53W, Exhibition Building N9E, High Chimney Sugar Refinery S38E]

1.30pm: Watch employed cleaning and painting water line. Dispatch Boat visited ship.

4.30pm: S Draught: Forward 24 feet 2 inch, Aft 26 feet 1 inch.

9.10pm: Dispatch both visited ship.

[Distance run through the Water: 363 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1831 tons]


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17 January 1916

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

8.0am: Piped Hands to clean in No 4s.

8.45am: Coal lighters alongside. 9.0am: Commenced Coaling.

10.0am: 5 Bags of mail arrived on board.

1.0pm: Landed Liberty Men and Boatswain’s party 6 ABs to dockyard.

1.10pm: Dispatch Boat visited ship.

1.40pm: Hands employed painting ship and as requisite.

2.45pm: Boatswain’s party returned.

11.30pm: Finished coaling for day. 850 tons taken in.

Midnight: Ship's List 2 degrees to Port.

[Snow through middle of day, noon temperature 33F]


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18 January 1916

Halifax

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

[Halifax Harbour “D” Berth]

7.0am: Liberty Men returned on board.

9.30am: Hands employed oiling wires and as requisite.

10.0am: Despatch Boat visited ship.

0.45pm: DSS [or OSS] “Coastguard” [possibly this ship] arrived alongside with Stores.

1.10pm: Liberty Men landed.

1.45pm: Watch employed stowing stores and clearing up decks.

2.40pm: 2 Boxes of 8 Charged Cordite arrived from HMS Cumberland.

3.10pm: Patrol to clean pipes.

4.0pm: Mail arrived on board. Landed Patrol 2 POs, 1 LH and 12 ABs.

5.10pm: Despatch Boat visited ship.

7.15pm: Liberty men returned and Patrol.

9.0pm: Landed Patrol 1 Sub Lieutenant, 2 POs, 1 LS, 12 ABs.

9.25pm: Despatch Boat visited ship.

11.25pm: Patrol returned to ship. Finished coaling for day. 1400 tons shipped.

[Weather fine until 8pm when snow, noon temperature 10F]

[Note: SS “Coast Guard” was built in Nova Scotia in 1904 and owned by Southern Salvage Company, Liverpool, Nova Scotia [No 116651 listed here]; she was to founder off Nova Scotia in 1921.]


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19 January 1916

Halifax NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

[Halifax Harbour “D” Berth]

9.30am: Landed Dockyard Parties to draw Stores. Exercised Boy’s boat pulling.

1.0pm: Gave special leave to Starboard Watch until 7pm.

5.0pm: Landed patrol 6 ABs, 2 POs, Sub Lieutenant in charge.

7.30pm: Liberty men and patrol returned.

11.0pm: Stopped coaling for day. 2100 tons on board.


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20 January 1916

Halifax NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

[Halifax Harbour “D” Berth]

1.25am: Visited by Despatch Boat.

7.30am: Commenced coaling.

9.45am: Escort for Police Station landed. Visited by despatch boat.

10.55am: Escort and 1 prisoner returned. Hands victualling ship and as requisite.

0.30pm: Starboard Watch provisioning ship.

1.45pm: Special leave to Port Watch. 2.0pm: Visited by despatch boat.

5.0pm: Visited by despatch boat. Starboard Watch employed cleaning lighter.

7.20pm: Liberty men and patrol returned.

10.20pm: Stopped coaling for day. Tons on board 2230.


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21 January 1916

Halifax NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

[Halifax Harbour “D” Berth]

7.45am: Commenced Coaling..

10.10am: Landed escort 2 RMLI and 1 NCO.

10.55am: Escort returned.

1.0pm: Landed Liberty men.

4.0pm: Landed patrol.

7.0pm: Stopped coaling.

8.10pm: Darkened Ship. Port Watch on Submarine Stations. Closed WT Doors.

11.40pm: Dispersed from Submarine Stations.


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22 January 1916

Halifax NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

[Halifax Harbour “D” Berth]

9.0am: Quarters Clean Guns. Clean in No 4s. 6 ABs, 1 LS to Dockyard.

9.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

10.30am: Dockyard Party and Stores arrived on board.

1.0pm: TS [Troop Ship] “Missanabie” arrived. Visited by Officer of Guard.

1.30pm: Landed Liberty Men. Hands to “Make and Mend”.

3.0pm: Piped Patrol to clean.

4.0pm: Patrol Landed.

7.15pm: Liberty Men and patrol returned.

9.0pm: Landed patrol.

11.5pm: Patrol returned.

Midnight: Commenced taking in water.

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 4117 tons]

[Note: SS “Missanabie” was a defensively-armed British passenger liner built in Glasgow in 1914 and owned by Canadian Pacific Railway Company; she was to be torpedoed and sunk by a German submarine in September 1918 south of Ireland, with the loss of 45 lives.]


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23 January 1916

Halifax NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

[Halifax Harbour “D” Berth]

1.0am: Stopped taking in water.

7.0am: Hands cleaning ship. RCs to clean and breakfast.

7.15am: Liberty Men returned.

7.45am: Landed RCs, Officer in Charge.

9.15am: Divine Service. 9.20am: Landed Wesleyans and Presbyterians.

10.45am: RCs returned to ship.

0.55pm: Church parties returned. Visited by despatch boat.

1.20pm: Gave special leave to Starboard Watch till 7pm.

4.0pm: Landed patrol 6 AB, 1 LS, 1 PO.

6.0pm: Darkened Ship.

7.15pm: Liberty Men and patrol returned.


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24 January 1916

Halifax NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

[Halifax Harbour “D” Berth]

9.15am: Hospital party and escort landed.

9.50am: Exercised “Abandon Ship”, Away all boats.

10.10am: Boats returned and hoisted.

11.40am: Escort and 1 prisoner, Hospital Party returned on board.

1.2pm: HMS “Cumberland” proceeded out of harbour.

1.30pm: Leave to POs. 1.45pm: Hands employed preparing ship for sea and as requisite.

6.0pm: Darkened Ship.

7.15pm: Liberty POs returned.


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25 January 1916

From Halifax NS to New York Patrol and at Halifax NS

Lat 44.26, Long -63.57

[Halifax Harbour “D” Berth]

6.45am: Hands employed preparing ship for sea.

7.5am: Returned Steam Boat to Dockyard.

8.0am: Steam Boats crew returned to ship.

8.45am: Unrigged accommodation ladder.

9.5am: Despatch Boat visited ship. Commenced heave in Port anchor. 9.20am: Port anchor up and secured.

9.30am: Closed WT Doors. 9.40am: Commenced heave up Starboard anchor. Received bags of mails. 9.42am: Engines and helm as required to manoeuvre ship.

9.50am: Starboard anchor up. 9.54am: Half speed 8 knots.

10.8am: Passed through boom defence. St Georges Island abeam.

10.14am: Full speed. 10.20am: Mauger [Maugher] Beach Light House abeam. 10.40am: Chebucto Light House abeam. 10.48am: Streamed Patent Log.

11.30am: Sambro Light Vessel abeam 3 miles, N30W, commenced Zig Zagging. Set Patent Log. Set Course S60W.

4.40pm: Stopped Zig-Zagging. Set Course S60W, Patent Log 68. Disperse from Submarine Stations.

6.0pm: Darkened ship, opened WT Doors.

8.7pm: Altered course S57W, Log 116.

10.10pm: Clocks retarded 10 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 32 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Sambro Light Vessel N28E, distant 5.75 miles]


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26 January 1916

From Halifax NS to New York Patrol

Lat 40.90, Long -68.95

0.35am: Clocks retarded 10 minutes.

3.5am: Exercised Night Duty Guns Crews.

4.40am: Clocks retarded 10 minutes.

6.24am: Log 270 and reset, altered course N83W.

7.30am: Altered course to close vessel. 7.40am: Course.

10.0am: Continuous and regular Soundings.

0.15pm: Altered course S71W.

1.45pm: Nantucket Light Vessel N64W, distant 6 miles. 1.55pm: Altered course S40W, Half speed 13 knots.

2.25pm: Altered course N79W, Log 113 and reset.

6.0pm: Sounded in 43 fathoms. Mud.

9.0pm: Continuous Soundings.

[Course and Distance made good: South Westerly 340 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Nantucket Light Vessel S65W, 32 miles]


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27 January 1916

From Halifax NS, on New York Patrol

Lat 40.50, Long -72.88

2.25am: Fire Island Light Vessel bearing N55W x Fire Island Light N30W. Reduced speed to 8 knots.

2.45am: Fire Island Light Vessel N51W, altered course S40W, Patent Log 160 and reset.

4.0am: Fire Island Light Vessel N7W. 4.15am: Stopped. Handed patent log 11.

7.0am: Half speed 8 knots, set Course S38W. Streamed and set Patent Log.

8.10am: Stopped. Handed Patent Log.

9.25am: Away Sea-Boat to HMS Cumberland with Mails.

9.40am: Sea Boat returned and hoisted. 9.50am: Half speed 11 knots. Set Course N48E. Streamed patent log.

10.0am: Mustered by the Open List.

0.45pm: On “A” position, altered course S48W, Log 41 and reset.

2.28pm: Courses as required to close steamer. 3.15pm: Course.

6.50pm: Stopped engines. Handed patent log 22. Fire Island Light Vessel N24W x Fire Island Light House N14W.

10.45pm: Engines and helm as required to clear traffic.

11.16pm: Stopped. 11.45pm: Half speed 8 knots, set Course S34E.

Midnight: Fire Island Light Vessel N46W, distant 11 miles.

[Distance run through the Water: 239 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel S85W, distant 14 miles]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 50F, sea temperature 40F]


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28 January 1916

From Halifax NS, on New York Patrol

Lat 40.53, Long -72.81

0.8am: Stopped Engines. Fire Island Light Vessel N34W, 13 miles.

4.25am: Half speed 10 knots. Courses as required.

5.10am: Stopped. Fire Island Light Vessel N45W, distant 14 miles.

7.0am: Half speed 11 knots. Set Course S48W, Log streamed and reset.

9.10am: Altered course N48E, Log 22 and reset.

0.45pm: Altered course S48W, Log 41 and reset.

4.40pm: Altered course N48E, Log 41 and reset.

6.40pm: Fire Island Light Vessel N37W x Fire Island Light N20W. 6.45pm: Stopped. Handed patent log 22.7. Engines and helm as required to avoid traffic.

11.20pm: Engines and helm as required to make Light Vessel.

[Distance run through the Water: 126.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel S79W, Distant 17.5 miles]


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29 January 1916

From Halifax NS, on New York Patrol

Lat 40.57, Long -73.77

0.15am: Stopped. Fire Island Light Vessel N36W, 12 miles.

3.15am: Engines and helm as required to keep ship in position. 3.20am: Stopped.

4.20am: Exercised Night Duty Guns Crews (5 minutes). 4.35am: Exercised Night Duty Guns Crews (2 minutes).

5.40am: Half speed 8 knots, Streamed and set patent log, Course N10W.

6.0am: Altered course N40E. Fire Island Light Vessel N17W.

6.50am: Increased speed to 11 knots, altered course S48W. Fire Island Light Vessel N39W, 11 miles. Patent Log reset.

11.50am: Sounded in 20 fathoms. FS.

0.25pm: Altered course S48W, Log 42 and reset. Sayville WT Station bore N58W.

2.35pm: Fire Island Light Vessel abeam N42W, Distant 11 miles.

5.25pm: Altered course S48W to avoid traffic. 5.50pm: Course. Fire Island Light Vessel North.

6.30pm: Darkened ship. 6.35pm: Stopped, Handed patent log 28. Fire Island Light Vessel N30W.

[Distance run through the Water: 124 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel S74W, distant 20 miles]


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30 January 1916

From Halifax NS, on New York Patrol

Lat 40.54, Long -72.78

0.40am: Engines and helm as required to keep ship in position.

2.0am: Stopped. Fire Island Light Vessel N35W, 13 miles.

3.17am: Exercised Night Defence Guns Crews, 1 minute.

5.0am: Fire Island Light Vessel N39W.

6.55am: Half speed 11 knots, Course S51W. Streamed and set patent log.

8.50am: Altered course N48E, Log 21.5 and reset.

9.30am: Divisions and Divine Service.

0.30pm: Altered course N48W, Log 40 and reset.

2.35pm: Set in hazy. Closed WT Doors. Reduced speed to 8 knots.

4.20pm: Stopped. Dense Fog. Handed patent log.

[Distance run through the Water: 131 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel S77.5W, distant 18.5 miles]

[Rain in am, foggy in pm, noon air and sea temperature 38F]


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31 January 1916

From Halifax NS, on New York Patrol

Lat 40.28, Long -73.15

[Stopped]

10.4am: Half speed 5 knots. Set Course S34W. Streamed and set patent log.

11.0am: Lookouts doubled, whistle sounded regularly.

2.23pm: Stopped engines. Handed patent log.

4.30pm: Darkened ship.

6.0pm: Weather cleared.

7.0pm: Half speed 6 knots, set Course N54E, opened WT Doors, log streamed and set.

9.45pm: Altered course N75E.

11.25pm: Stop.

Midnight: Fire Island Light Vessel N34W, 13 miles.

[Foggy until 6pm, noon temperature 49F]


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[Log page for 1 February 1916, filled in for morning only ‒ as for full page below]

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[Blank page, half white cover]

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[Blank page, half white cover]



LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1916


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for February 1916]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed by Navigating Officer, as before]

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[Page not filled in but signed by Captain, as before, dated March 6th 1916]


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1 February 1916

From Halifax NS, on New York Patrol

Lat 40.63, Long -73.27

[Distance run through the Water: 75 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel N11E, distant 21 miles]

[Log records routine matters as Calgarian patrols to and fro in sometimes wet or foggy weather]


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2 February 1916

From New York Patrol to Chespeake [Chesapeake] Bay

Lat 37.3, Long -75.0

0.45am: Altered course S50W. Increased speed to 15 knots. Patent Log 9 and reset. 1.5am: Half speed 18 knots.

7.0am: Daylight. Commenced Submarine defence stations.

8.20am: Altered course S28W, Log 124. Continuous and regular Soundings.

[Numerous changes of course from 9.45am to 4.52pm]

5.15pm: Sighted Cape Charles Light Vessel bearing N6W.

6.10pm: Altered course S40W, Log 28. Cape Charles Light Vessel abeam.

7.27pm: Cape Henry buoy abeam, altered course N40E, Log 14 reset. Half speed 6 knots.

8.0pm: Heavy downpour of rain.

10.50pm: Cape Charles Light Vessel bearing N65W, altered course S40W, Log 15.5 and reset.

[Distance run through the Water: 305.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Charles Light Vessel S69W, distant 37 miles]


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3 February 1916

From Halifax NS, off Chesapeake Bay

Lat 36.96, Long -75.79

0.45am: Cape Henry Buoy bearing S65E, altered course N40E, log 15 and reset.

2.30am: Cape Charles Light Vessel N65W, altered course S40W, Log 5 reset.

am: On February 2nd Acting Sub Lieutenant JEP Hocken RNR did publickly make use of an unofficer and ungentleman like remark concerning the Mess Committee and when reported to me did refuse to apologize publickly. [Signed] JEP Hocken Acting Sub Lieutenant RNR.

Sir, I would respectfully draw attention that I have in your presence, offered to apologize to the Committee. [Signed] JEP Hocken Acting Sub Lieutenant RNR.

4.15am: Cape Henry Buoy abeam S65W, altered course N40E, Log 13.5 and reset.

6.17am: Cape Charles Light Vessel N65W, altered course S40W, Log 15 reset.

6.45am: Hands fell in. Submarine Stations Guns Crews.

8.0am: Cape Henry Buoy S2W, altered course N40E, Log 13 and reset.

9.55am: Cape Charles Light Vessel abeam, altered course S40W log 15 and reset.

11.12am: Cape Henry Buoy S3W, altered course N40E, log 11 and reset.

1.0pm: Altered course N40W. Commenced Zig Zagging, Log 17.5 and reset.

4.0pm: Altered course N17E, Log 27 and reset.

6.20pm: Darkened ship.

7.30pm: Altered course S45W, Log 16 and reset.

9.0pm: Cape Henry Buoy S3W 1 mile, altered course N40E, log 14 and reset.

10.0pm: Altered course S40W, log 13 and reset.

Midnight: Buoy S3W, distant 1 mile, altered course N20E, Log 13 and reset.

[Distance run through the Water: 202 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Charles Light Vessel N22E, distant 8.75 miles]

[Northerly or north westerly wind force 6 in am, with rough sea at times, wind and sea moderating in pm; weather mostly fine, noon temperature 32F, sea temperature 40F]


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4 February 1916

From Halifax NS, off Chesapeake Bay

Lat 36.92, Long -75.63

1.30am: Altered course S40W, log 13 and reset. Cape Charles Light Vessel N65W, 2 miles.

9.10am: Altered course S17W. Zig Zagging.

1.0pm: On “B” position, altered course S1W.

1.35pm: Courses and speed as required closing steamer. 1.55pm: Half speed 15 knots.

2.40pm: Mean Course S17E. Commenced Zig-Zag, log 22 and reset.

3.40pm: Altered course to close HMS “Isis”.

4.7pm: Stopped and communicated with HMS “Isis”.

4.40pm: Half speed 12 knots Zig Zag N48W. Streamed and set patent log.

7.0pm: On “B” position, Cape Henry Buoy S86W, 2 miles, altered course N6W. Reduced speed to 10 knots, log 17 and reset.

8.0pm: Stopped Zig Zag.

10.50pm: Altered course to close steamer.

11.3pm: Exercised Night Duty Guns Crews 1 minute.

11.30pm: Altered course N6E, log 15 and reset.

[Distance run through the Water: 228 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Charles Light Vessel N20W, distant 11 miles]


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5 February 1916

From Halifax NS, off Chesapeake Bay

Lat 36.85, Long -75.77

1.0am: Cape Henry Buoy S84W 2 miles, altered course S6W, patent log 14 and reset.

2.35am: Altered course S6E, patent log 15 reset.

4.10pm: Buoy S84W 2 miles, altered course N6W, log 15 and reset.

5.47pm: Cape Henry Light bore N63W, log 14, altered course S6E.

7.0am: Commenced Zig Zag, 12 knots.

10.40am: Cape Henry Buoy S82W 2 miles, log 13.5 reset, altered course N6W.

[Changes of course S6E and N6W at noon, 1.15pm, 2.30pm, 3.45pm, 5.0pm and 6.20pm]

6.28pm: Darkened ship, half speed 10 knots.

8.15pm: Altered course to close steamer. 8.25pm: Course.

9.15pm: Cape Henry Buoy S83W 1 mile, altered course N5W, Patent Log 13 and reset.

10.45pm: Cape Henry Light N65W, altered course S6E, Patent Log 13 and reset.

[Distance run through the Water: 241 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Henry Light House N69W, distant 12.5 miles]


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6 February 1916

From Halifax NS, off Chesapeake Bay

Lat 36.68, Long -75.70

[Log just records routine matters while patrolling to and fro, changing course about every 1.5 hours]

[Distance run through the Water: 212 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Henry Light House N38W, distant 24 miles]


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7 February 1916

From Halifax NS, off Chesapeake Bay

Lat 36.69, Long -75.73

1.10am: Altered course S6E, Patent Log 14 reset. Cape Henry Light N61W.

2.40am: False Cape Buoy Light S85W, Currituck Beach Light S32W.

5.30am: Cape Henry Buoy S84W, altered course N6W, log 14 reset.

7.10am: Half speed 12 knots. Commenced Zig Zag. 7.15am: Altered course S6E, log 16 reset.

10.5pm: Cape Henry Buoy N72W, altered course S6E.

[Changing course N6W ‒ S6E about every 1.5 hours]

6.45pm: Half speed 10 knots, stopped Zig Zag.

7.15pm: Cape Henry Buoy S65W, altered course N6W, Patent log 13 reset.

8.40pm: Cape Henry bore N65W, altered course S6E, log 14 reset.

9.55pm: Buoy bore S84W, 3 miles, altered course N6W, log 14 reset.

Midnight: Altered course S6E. Cape Henry Light N62W, log 18 and reset.

[Distance run through the Water: 255 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Henry Light House N44W, distant 19.5 miles]


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8 February 1916

From Halifax NS, off Chesapeake Bay

Lat 36.73, Long -75.73

1.30am: Cape Henry Buoy S86W, altered course N6W, log 13.5 and reset. 1.45am: Sounding wire carried away.

4.55am: Altered course N6W, log 13.5 and reset. Deep sea lead, tube retainer, and 300 fathoms wire, log, through accident to sounding machine.

6.35am: Altered course S6E, log 15 and reset. Increased speed to 12 knots, commenced Zig-Zag.

7.55am: Course various to close steamer.

8.10am: Cape Henry Buoy S84W, altered course N6W, log 16.5 and reset.

[Still patrolling to and fro in pm, changing course S6E ‒ N6W about every 1.5 hours]

[Distance run through the Water: 251.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Henry Light House N50W, distant 18 miles]


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9 February 1916

From Halifax NS, off Chesapeake Bay

Lat 36.69, Long -75.73

[Still patrolling to and fro]

[Distance run through the Water: 256.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Henry N39W, 19.5 miles]


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10 February 1916

From Halifax NS, off Chesapeake Bay

Lat 36.69, Long -75.73

4.55pm: Courses and speed as required closing steamer.

5.18pm: Stopped. Handed patent log. Away sea boat.

5.50pm: Sea Boat returned. 6.0pm: Speed 12 knots, Course S20E, Streamed patent log.

9.40pm: On “A” position, altered course S6E, Log 18 and reset.

[Distance run through the Water: 154.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Henry Light House N43.5W, distant 19 miles]


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11 February 1916

From Halifax NS, off Chesapeake Bay

Lat 36.60, Long -75.77

1.5pm: Sighted HMS “Leviathan”. 1.15pm: Courses as required closing HMS “Leviathan”.

2.4pm: Stopped. Handed patent log. 2.22pm: Leviathans boat alongside.

3.20pm: Boat returned. 3.25pm: Half speed 6 knots. Course S35W, log streamed and reset.

4.40pm: Stopped. Handed log. Boarded steamer.

5.0pm: Sea boat returned. Set Course N40E, speed 6 knots. Streamed patent log.

8.15pm: Cape Henry buoy S33W 1 mile, altered course N40E, patent log 11 and reset.

9.45pm: Cape Charles Light Vessel N69W 2 miles, altered course S40E, log 9 and reset.

10.35pm: Increased speed to close vessel.

11.10pm: Cape Charles Light Vessel N55W 2 miles. Half speed 6 knots.

11.50pm: Exercised “General Quarters”.

[Distance run through the Water: 244.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Henry Light House N30W, distant 22.5 miles]


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12 February 1916

From Chesapeake Bay to Halifax NS and off Chesapeake Bay

Lat 37.93, Long -74.17

0.40am: Cape Henry Light N89W, altered course N40E, Log 17 and reset.

3.35am: Cape Charles Light Vessel N67W, distant 2 miles, altered course S40W, patent log 12 and reset.

3.50am: Cape Henry Light S80W x Cape Charles Light Vessel N30E.

6.35am: Half speed 16 knots. Set Course N60E, log reset.

Noon: Sounded in 65 fathoms. FS.

[Distance run through the Water: 203.5 miles]

[Course and Distance made good: North Easterly 88.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Nantucket Light Vessel N53E, distant 264 miles]


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13 February 1916

From Chesapeake Bay to Halifax NS

Lat 41.08, Long -67.48

3.0am: Clocks advanced 15 minutes.

5.0am: Continuous heavy rain.

1.5pm: Half speed 10 knots. Thick fog.

3.40pm: Half speed 16 knots. Fog lifted.

[Course and Distance made good: North Easterly 369 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Nantucket Light Vessel S74.5W, distant 100 miles]

[Mist and fog through middle of day, wind increasing in evening]


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14 February 1916

From Chesapeake Bay to Halifax NS and at Halifax NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56 [estimated]

3.25am: Clock advanced 10 minutes.

8.52am: Altered course S86E, log 397. Observed Sambro Light Vessel S86E.

10.0am: Sambro Light Vessel abeam, altered course N28E. Handed patent log 414. Helm and engines to Commander’s Orders.

10.30am: Sambro Island abeam. 10.40am: Chebucto Light House abeam.

11.0am: Mauger Beach Light House abeam, speed 12 knots. 11.8am: Speed 8 knots, Ives knoll abeam.

11.20am: St Georges Island abeam, passed through boom defence.

11.25am: Stopped. 11.30am: Let go Starboard anchor. 11.40am: Let go Port anchor. Moored ship 45 fathoms on each in “E” Berth.

[Anchor Bearings “E” Berth: The Citadel S70W, Exhibition Building N4W, Sugar Refinery Chimney N40W, Ship’s Head North]

2.20pm: Coal arrived alongside.

3.25pm: Commenced coaling ship.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard watch.

5.30pm: Despatch Boat visited ship. Landed Patrol.

9.25pm: Despatch boat visited ship.

[Course and Distance made good: North Easterly 319 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 776 tons]

[Squally north easterly wind force 7 until 8am with very rough sea. From noon weather fine, noon temperature 0/9F]


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15 February 1916

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

7.0am: Liberty men returned.

8.0am: Coal shipped 450 Tons.

am: Hands employed clearing away snow and as requisite.

1.30pm: Leave for Port Watch. Liberty Men landed.

3.30pm: Liberty men and patrol landed.

6.0pm: Despatch boat visited ship.

7.15pm: Liberty men and patrol returned.

9.25pm: Despatch boat visited ship.

[Noon temperature 0/4F]


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16 February 1916

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

6.45am: Hands employed cleaning ship and providing fresh water.

7.15am: Liberty Men.

am: Hands employed provisioning ship and as required.

1.0pm: Gave special leave to Starboard watch.

3.35pm: Landed patrol.

7.0pm: Liberty men and patrol returned on board.

11.30pm: Ceased coaling. 2040 tons on board. 11.40pm: Dense fog.


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17 February 1916

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

2.0am: Fog cleared.

7.15am: Liberty men returned.

9.20am: Carpenter’s party and 4 Hands landed to Dockyard. Landed escort to bring prisoners on board.

10.30am: Marine patrol landed.

11.50am: Escort and prisoner returned.

1.20pm: Swung ship with Dockyard tug.

1.30pm: Special leave to port watch. Hands employed provisioning ship and as requisite.

4.0pm: Landed patrol 2 POs and 8 ABs.

7.20pm: Liberty men and patrol returned.

11.30pm: Ceased coaling 2860 tons on board.


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18 February 1916

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

7.45am: Commenced coaling.

9.30am: Landed escort Sub Lieutenant in charge to police station for prisoners.

10.50am: Escort and 6 prisoners returned.

Midnight: Ceased coaling. Finished ‒ Coal onboard 3370 tons.


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19 February 1916

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

8.45am: Quarters clean guns.

9.30am: Hand employed cleaning ship. Landed working party to dockyard.

1.0pm: Hands make and mend.

8.30pm: Landed Patrol 1 PO and 6 Men.

11.20pm: Patrol returned to Ship.

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 4029 tons]


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20 February 1916

From Halifax NS to New York Patrol

Lat 43.79, Long -64.20

5.45am: Hands preparing ship for sea.

6.25am: Starboard Anchor away. 6.45am :Visited by Despatch Boat. 6.50am: Port anchor away. Engines as required.

7.5am: Half speed 10 knots, passed through boom defence.

8.20am: Half speed 8 knots, Chibuto [Chebucto] Head abeam.

8.45am: Halifax Light Vessel Bore S29E (Magnetic), altered course S61W, log reset.

1.30pm: Eased down to put new cover on A1 gun.

2.20pm: Half speed 16 knots.

5.10pm: Altered course S58W.

10.56pm: Half speed 16 knots. Clock retarded 10 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: South Westerly 65 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Sambro Light N41E, 45 miles

[Wind north westerly then south westerly force 7 from 8am to 8pm with sea state high. Snow in evening, noon temperature 16F]


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21 February 1916

From Halifax NS to New York Patrol

Lat 40.54, Long -69.66

3.0am: Clock retarded 10 minutes.

4.10am: Altered course N84E, Log 281 Reset.

5.40am: Clock retarded 10 minutes.

11.18am: Altered course S60E, Log 19 miles.

11.45am: Nantucket Light Vessel abeam N30W, Distant 5 miles, Log 26 reset. 11.50am: Altered course N80W.

4.30pm: Evening Quarters. Hands clearing ice off decks.

6.15pm: Darkened Ship.

9.35pm: Courses Various to close Steamer. 9.50pm: Half speed 10 knots.

10.10pm: Fire Island Light Vessel Bore N60W, Fire Island Light House Bore N30W, altered course S65W. Half speed 8 knots, Log 160 Reset.

[Course and Distance made good: South Westerly 331 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel S88.5W, 160 miles Distant]

[Weather fine after early snow, sea rough at times, noon temperature 10F, sea temperature 26F]


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22 February 1916

From Halifax NS, off New York

Lat 40.07, Long -73.60

4.0am: Seagrit [Sea Girt] Light Bore N39W, Barnegat Light S59W, altered course N65E, Log 45, Reset.

7.45am: On position 12 miles from Fire Island Light Vessel, altered course S65W, log 31 reset.

11.20am: Altered course N65E, log 27 reset. Sea Girt Wireless Station Bore N45W.

2.50pm: Fire Island Light Vessel bore N6E, Log 31 Reset, altered course S65W.

4.30pm: Evening Quarters, Read Warrant No 54.

6.30pm: Darkened ship. 7.0pm: Half Speed 6 knots.

9.0pm: On B position, Sea Grit [sic] bore N9W, Barnegat S58W, altered course N65E, log reset.

Midnight: Navesink Light bore N40W.

[Distance run through the Water: 267.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel N38E, 31 miles]


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23 February 1916

From Halifax NS, off New York

Lat 39.89, Long -73.92

3.25am: Fire Island Light Vessel bore N3W.

4.0am: Fire Island Light Vessel N27W.

5.0am: On A position, Fire Island Light Vessel Bore N49W, altered course S65W, log 52 reset.

Noon: Altered course N56E, log reset.

4.40pm: Closed WT doors, half speed 6 knots.

5.10pm: Fire Island Light Vessel Fog Whistle and sub bell bore approximately N50E, altered course S56W, log 44 reset.

8.0pm: Altered course S60E, Log 17. 8.25pm: Stopped. 8.40pm: Half speed 6 knots.

10.0pm: Stopped. Log 26, Log Handed.

[Distance run through the Water: 168 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel N45E, 48.5 miles]


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24 February 1916

From Halifax NS, off New York

Lat 40.32, Long -73.30

1.20am: Half speed to clear steamer, 10 knots. 1.30am: Stopped.

3.0am: Half speed 14 knots to close Steamer. 3.10am: Half speed 6 knots. Log streamed. 3.20pm: Altered course N15E, half speed 8 knots.

6.20am: Cast 15 fathoms, log 15, altered course S65W, log reset.

3.0pm: Mantoloking Chimney Bore N61W, altered course N67E, log reset.

7.5pm: Half speed 12 knots, to close steamer. 7.20pm: Half speed 15 knots. 7.40pm: Half speed 7 knots.

8.45pm: Altered course N45E, half speed 10 knots, to close Steamer.

11.40pm: Cast 16 fathoms, S [sand].

[Distance run through the Water: 130 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel N57E, 11 miles]


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25 February 1916

From Halifax NS, off New York

Lat 40.27, Long -73.24

0.55am: Altered course to close Steamer. 1.10am: On course S67W.

3.20am: Sea Girt Light bore West, altered course East, log 31.5.

4.0am: Fog, closed WTD and doubled lookouts.

5.0am: Patent sounding lead and tube lost.

7.25am: Full ahead. 7.30am: Half speed 6 knots clearing Steamer.

8.0pm: Fire Island Light Vessel bore N30E, Distant 2 miles, log 29, altered course S16W.

[Distance run through the Water: 157 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel N14E, 12.5 miles]

[Raining all day, foggy from time to time, noon temperature 47F, sea temperature 38F]


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26 February 1916

From Halifax NS, off New York

Lat 39.97, Long -73.57

1.24am: Thick fog, stopped, handed log 11. 1.40am: Half Speed 6 knots clear.

3.25am: Fire Island Light bore N12E, Fire Island Light Vessel N36E, altered course S56W. Log 18 reset.

9.55am: Barnegat Light House S70W (Magnetic) Distant 7.5 miles, altered course N72E, Log 42 reset.

4.47pm: On A position, altered course S42W, log 63 reset.

[Distance run through the Water: 141 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel N30E, 35 miles]

[North easterly then westerly wind force 5 or 6 all day, sea rough in pm; weather fine from noon onwards]


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27 February 1916

From Halifax NS, off New York

Lat 40.00, Long -73.00

0.30am: Barnegat Light House West, altered course N72E, log 31 reset.

9.30am: Divisions. Divine Service.

6.30pm: Ambrose Light Vessel N58W, Navesink Light House N79W, altered course S43E, log 38 reset.

8.30pm: Fire Island Light Vessel and Light House Bore North, altered course S20W, log 17 reset.

11.0pm: Altered course S27W, log 19 reset, Navesink Light N50W.

[Distance run through the Water: 185.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Ambrose Light Vessel N52W, 47.5 miles]

[Snow at noon, north westerly wind force 7 from 8pm, with rough sea]


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28 February 1916

From Halifax NS, off New York

Lat 40.34, Long -73.49

4.0am: Sea Girt Light S83W, Navesink N45W (Magnetic).

5.0am: Navesink N48W, Ambrose Light Vessel N4W, altered course S45E, log 28 reset.

11.35am: Altered course N22E to close Steamer.

5.35pm: Altered course S37W, log 19, half speed 18 knots. Fire Island Light Vessel N31E, 9 miles.

11.45pm: North East end Light Vessel abeam Distant 7 miles, altered course S28W, log 93 reset.

[Distance run through the Water: 162 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel N56E, 15.5 miles]

[North westerly wind force 6 or 7 and rough sea until 8pm; weather fine, noon temperature 24F, sea temperature 28F]


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29 February 1916

From Halifax NS, Off Chesapeake Bay

Lat 36.98, Long -75.75

0.20am: Five Fathom Light Vessel N62W (magnetic) Distant 7 miles.

1.40am: Fenwick Light Vessel N62W (magnetic), Distant 7 miles.

3.25am: Winter Quarters Light Vessel abeam N62E (magnetic), Distant 3 miles, altered course S42W, log 66 reset.

8.0am: Signalled HMS Isis.

8.45am: Captain boarded HMS Isis.

9.40am: Captain returned aboard. 10.0am: Altered course N33E, log streamed, half speed 8 knots.

0.20pm: Cape Charles Light Vessel N29E, 3.5 miles, altered course S33W, log 6 reset.

2.25pm: A position, altered course S45W, log 10 reset.

3.20pm: B position, [altered course] N45E, log 7.4 reset.

4.25pm: Altered course S45W, log 8 reset.

5.22pm: B position, altered course N45E, log 7.5 reset.

6.50pm: A position, altered course S45W, log 10 reset.

7.40pm: Half speed 10 knots to close Steamer.

9.5pm: Speed and courses as required to close Steamer.

[Distance run through the Water: 281 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Charles Light Vessel N12E, 6.5 miles]


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LOGS FOR MARCH 1916


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for March 1916]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed by Navigating Officer, as before]

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[Page not filled in, signed by Captain (as before), dated 3rd April 1916]


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1 March 1916

From Halifax NS, Off Chesapeake

Lat 37.03, Long -75.72

7.25am: Boarded steamer. 7.55am: Sea boat back. 8.5am: Half speed 5 knots, log streamed, altered course N45E.

8.27pm: Cape Charles Light Vessel abeam, log 8.5.

9.25pm: Cape Charles Light Vessel S66W magnetic, 4.5 miles, altered course S39W, log 12.5 reset.

10.15pm: Courses and speed as required to close Steamers.

Midnight: Cape Charles Light Vessel N70W. 3 miles, altered course N45E.

[Distance run through the Water: 142 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Charles N8W, 3.5 miles]

[Weather fine and quiet, noon temperature 45F, sea temperature 40F]


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2 March 1916

From Halifax NS, Off Chesapeake Bay

Lat 37.07, Long -75.72

5.45am: Cape Charles Light Vessel abeam, Distant 1 mile, altered course S35W, log 14 reset. Half speed 8 knots.

7.15am: Closed HMS Leviathan and Stopped.

8.0am: Engines and helm as required.

9.10am: Seaboat to Leviathan. 9.15am: Clocks Retarded 30 minutes.

9.45am: HMS Leviathan seaboat away. 8.50am [sic]: Half speed 8 knots N40E, log streamed.

11.0am: Various Courses and Speed to close steamer.

1.45pm: Stopped Engines, log 5 handed. 2.0pm: Cape Charles Light Vessel N50W, 1.5 miles distant.

2.43pm: Slow ahead port engine. 3.5pm: Stopped.

4.0pm: Cape Charles Light Vessel N52W magnetic, 3 miles.

7.0pm: Half speed 12 knots N48E, log streamed. 7.17pm: Cape Charles Light Vessel N42W, log reset.

[Distance run through the Water: 125.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Charles Light Vessel N17W, 1.5 miles]


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3 March 1916

From Halifax NS, Patrolling

Lat 39.67, Long -74.05

0.30am: Altered course N33E, log 63 reset.

6.0am: Clocks advanced 30 minutes.

9.30am: Divisions and Prayers. Exercised General Quarters. 9.35am: Altered course N8W, log 101.

[Distance run through the Water: 186.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Barnegat Light House N23W, 7 miles]


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4 March 1916

From Halifax NS, off New York

Lat 40.12, Long -73.27

8.0am: Altered course S15E, log 10.5 reset. Fire Island Light Vessel N26E (magnetic).

11.50am: Altered course S45W to close HMS Caronia.

7.0pm: Fire Island Light Vessel N12W magnetic.

8.0pm: Fire Island Light Vessel N23W magnetic, 9 miles distant.

9.45pm: Fire Island Light Vessel N46W and Fire Island Light House N21W magnetic, altered course S45W, log 37 reset.

[Distance run through the Water: 80.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel N11E, 22 miles]

[Wind mostly north westerly, force 8 at 4am then force 5 for most of rest of day; noon temperature 27F, sea temperature 30F]


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5 March 1916

From Halifax NS, Off New York

Lat 40.54, Long -73.12

9.30am: Divisions and Divine Service.

0.40pm: Fire Island Light Vessel S77W (magnetic), altered course S27W, log 39 reset. Half speed 8 knots.

10.0pm: Half Speed 16 knots. Advance clock 5 minutes.

[Distance run through the Water: 106.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel S36.5W, Distant 5 miles]


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6 March 1916

From Patrol to Halifax NS

Lat 41.17, Long -67.85

3.0am: Clock advanced 5 minutes.

5.0am: Advanced clock 5 minutes.

6.30am: Nantucket Light Vessel log 149.5 reset, altered course S84E.

10.45pm: Altered course N45E, log 212, reset, advanced clock 5 minutes.

[Distance run through the Water: 288.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: C Position N53E, 185 miles]


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7 March 1916

From Halifax to Halifax

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56 [estimated]

2.20am: Clock advance 5 minutes.

5.40am: Sambro Island Light bore North, altered course N30E.

6.7am: Entered war channel, course to Commander Orders.

6.20am: Chebucto Head abeam. 6.48am: MacNabs Island Light abeam, half speed 10 knots.

6.57am: Half Speed 8 knots, passed through boom defence. 7.0am: Engines and Course as ordered.

7.10am: Dropped Starboard anchor. 7.19am: Port anchor. 7.40am: Finished Engines.

[Anchor Bearings] [[symbol] Citadel S67W, Exchange [?] Light House N1E: [ship’s head] E]

9.0am: Received English Mail.

9.45am: Despatch boat visited ship.

1.0pm: Lowered Cutter and Landed Offender and escort.

1.15pm: Leave granted to Starboard watch until 7am.

1.30pm: Hands fell in. Coaling ship.

3.35pm: Landed Patrol, 2 PO and 8 ABs.

4.0pm: Read Warrant No 56.

6.10pm: Despatch boat visited ship and brought 1 Mail, 4 letters for CO, 4 RNR seamen to join ship and taken one bag and one letter.

7.15pm: Patrol ‒ returned to ship.

9.0pm: Patrol landed 1 PO and 4 men.

10.0pm: Ceased Coaling 156 tons in.

11.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Distance run through the Water: 270 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1637 tons]

[Snow through middle of day, noon temperature 24F]


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8 March 1916

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

7.0am: Coal lighters alongside and Liberty men returned aboard.

7.30am: Started to coal.

9.15am: Despatch boat visited ship. Escort in Charge of Officer Police Station.

11.55am: Escort and Offender aboard.

1.10pm: Special leave to Port watch.

3.50pm: Landed Patrol 2 PO and 8 Men.

5.45pm: Visited by Despatch Boat, letters for CO.

7.15pm: Liberty men and Patrol returned to ship.

9.0pm: Landed Patrol 1 PO, 4 AB[s]. Ceased Coaling. 9.30pm: Visited by Despatch Boat.

11.10pm: Patrol returned on board.

Midnight: Coal on board 827 tons.


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9 March 1916

At Halifax

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

7.0am: Hands employed clearing away Snow, Liberty men returned to ship.

8.10am: Commenced Coaling Ship.

9.15am: Despatch Boat visited, one letter. Coastguard brought 8 tons of Ammunition.

9.30am: Six men sent to Hospital for treatment.

11.45am: Returned from Hospital.

2.15pm: Landed Liberty men.

4.0pm: Landed Patrol 1 PO, 4 ABs.

7.10pm: Patrol returned to ship.

9.10pm: Landed Patrol 1 PO, 4 men.

9.35pm: Despatch Boat visited Ship, 1 letter CO.

11.30pm: Patrol returned on board.

Midnight: Coal on board 1670 tons.


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10 March 1916

At Halifax

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

9.25am: Visited by Dispatch Boat, 1 letter CO. 9.30am: Cutter to Dockyard with Paymaster.

10.10am: Landed Escort 1 NCO, 4 Privates.

10.30am: Provisions arrived.

11.40am: Escort returned to ship.

1.0pm: Dispatch boat visited ship, received 5 letters.

5.22pm: Visited by Dispatch boat, 3 letters CO.

9.15pm: Visited by Despatch Boat, 1 letter CO.

Midnight: Coal on board 2320 [tons].


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11 March 1916

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

1.15am: Despatch Boat visited ship, 1 letter for CO.

7.30am: Commenced coaling.

9.15am: PO Hutchinson discharged to sick quarters for passage to England.

11.30am: Motor Boat sent to Dockyard for Repairs.

0.30pm: Watch employed taking in stores.

1.15pm: Visited by Despatch Boat, delivered one letter, received one.

1.30pm: Leave granted to Starboard Watch 7pm.

3.35pm: Landed Patrol 1 PO, 4 ABs.

3.50pm: Finished Coaling. Total 2500 tons.

4.30pm: Rigged forward Gangway.

5.15pm: Despatch boat visited ship, 1 letter CO.

7.15pm: Liberty men and Patrol returned on board.

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 4004 tons]


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12 March 1916

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

4.0am: Run Water through Fresh Water Taps.

8.0am: RCs landed for Church.

10.10am: Divisions, Divine Service held by Dean Lloyd.

1.0pm: Special leave Port Watch.

4.0pm: Landed Patrol 1 PO, 4 Men.

5.20pm: Dispatch Boat, one letter for CO.

7.10pm: Liberty men and Patrol returned to ship.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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13 March 1916

At Halifax

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

6.10am: Visited by Dispatch Boat, 1 letter CO.

9.30am: Divisions, exercised Abandon Ship.

10.20am: Dispatch Boat visited ship, 1 letter CO.

1.0pm: 3 RNR Ratings discharged to HMS “Niobe”.

7.55pm: Escort landed 1 NCO and 1 Private.

8.40pm: Escort return with 1 Prisoner.

9.30pm: Dispatch Boat visited ship, receive one letter.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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14 March 1916

At Halifax [and at Sea]

Lat 44.20, Long -63.65

4.0am: Hands Called. 4.10am: Fire Parties landed on shore to assist in extinguishing fire.

5.40am: Parties return to Ship.

9.34am: Unmoored. 9.35am: Half speed on Starboard Engine and engines as required to cant ship.

9.45am: Canted ship, half speed 8 knots.

9.55am: 12 knots. Passed through Boom Defence.

10.40am: Passed out of War Channel, altered course S15W, log streamed.

11.15am: Halifax Light Vessel abeam S60W, log reset, 14 knots.

6.45pm: Darkened Ship. 7.0pm: Altered course S57W, Log 104.

11.5pm: Clock retarded 5 minutes.

[Distance run through the Water: 10 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Sambro Head N14E, 17 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Weather fine and quiet, noon temperature 29F]


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15 March 1916

From Halifax NS to off New York

Lat 40.72, Long -68.88

3.10am: Clock retarded 5 minutes.

7.10am: Clock retarded 5 minutes. 7.20am: Altered course N82W, log 280 reset.

11.0pm: Altered course S37W, log 130 reset, half speed 6 knots.

[Distance run through the Water: 336.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Nantucket Light Vessel S81W, 33 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Mist and/or rain for most of day, noon temperature 35F, sea temperature 39F]


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16 March 1916

From Halifax NS, Off New York

Lat 39.93, Long -72.73

0.55am: Clock retarded 5 minutes.

1.30am: Exercised Gun’s Crews.

5.30am: On B Position, altered course N28E, log 35, reset, half speed 6 knots.

6.5am: Clock retarded 5 minutes.

0.10pm: Altered course N25W. Reduced speed 5 knots, log 174.

4.40pm: Altered course S29E, log 29.5 reset.

8.10pm: Altered course N39E, log 17 reset.

[Distance run through the Water: 192 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel N33W, Distant 38 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[North westerly wind force 5 or 6 all day, sea rough at times, snow in late am, noon temperature 23F, sea temperature 31F]


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17 March 1916

From Halifax NS, Off New York

Lat 39.98, Long -72.47

0.50am: Half speed 10 knots to close steamer.

1.17am: Half speed 6 knots.

2.7am: Half speed 15 knots to close steamer.

2.30am: Half speed 6 knots.

3.45am: Exercised night duty Guns Crews, 1.5 minutes.

6.20am: Altered course S38W, log 37 reset. 6.40am: Increased speed to 12 knots. 7.10am: Reduced speed to 6 knots.

0.15pm: Altered course S57W, log 20.

5.30pm: Challenged HMS Caronia. 5.45pm: “B” position, altered course N28E, log 39 reset.

6.45pm: Darkened Ship.

[Distance run through the Water: 86.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel N48W, 44 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Wind still north westerly, force 4 to 6 in am, force 5 or 7 in pm, sea rough or very rough for most of day]


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18 March 1916

From Halifax NS, Off New York

Lat 40.32, Long -72.72

0.5am: Altered course N45W, log 22.5.

0.25am: Increased to Full speed to close steamer. Fired two blanks. 0.50am: Reduced to 6 knots.

3.20am: Increased to 12 knots to close steamer. 3.30am: Increased to 15 knots to close steamer.

4.0am: Reduced to 6 knots.

7.30am: Altered course S12E, log 59 reset.

8.15am: Altered course S15W, log 4.5.

9.15am: Altered course N15E to close steamer. Half Speed 10 knots.

10.0am: Altered course S15W. Divisions and General Quarters and 1 inch aiming rifle firing. 10.10am: Target dropped. Course and Speed as required.

11.25am: Altered course S15W, half speed 10 knots, log reset.

0.15pm: Increased speed to 15 knots to close Steamer. 0.20pm: Half speed 10 knots.

3.43pm: On B position, altered course N28E, log 35 reset.

4.30pm: Evening Quarters.

7.10pm: Altered course N28W, log 33.5 Reset.

8.0pm: Half Speed 6 knots.

[Distance run through the Water: 101 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel N65W, 23 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Wind and sea moderating in am, snow at midnight, noon temperature 21F, sea temperature 30F]


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19 March 1916

From Halifax NS, Off New York

Lat 39.60, Long -73.60

0.30am: B position, altered course S84W, log 33 reset.

10.25am: Altered course N84E, log 53 reset. Half speed 10 knots.

4.0pm: B position, altered course N28E, log 54 reset.

8.30pm: Altered course S28W, log 35 reset.

[Distance run through the Water: 173.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel N20E, 57 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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20 March 1916

From Halifax NS, Off New York

Lat 39.65, Long -73.90

2.35am: Altered course S84W, log 35.

9.30am: Divisions, Prayers and Small arm drill.

0.30pm: Altered course N73E, log 99 reset, Half speed 10 knots.

6.0pm: Half speed 15 knots to close Ship.

7.5pm, 7.6pm: Fired two blank. 7.15pm: Stopped Engines.

7.25pm: Lowered Sea boat with Boarding Officers.

7.30pm: Lat 39 56 N, Long 72 37 W, boarded Sailing ship Hilston of London [listed here, No 91851] nothing suspicious found, thoroughly searched.

9.30pm: Vessel ordered to proceed. Boarding Officer Andrew T Mott Lieutenant RNR, Witnessing Officer ROA [RAO] Bridgman, Lieutenant RNR.

10.0pm: Seaboats secured, Half speed 5 knots, altered course N18E, log reset.

[Distance run through the Water: 167 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel N27.5E, 82 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Note: Sailing Ship “Hilston” was built in Scotland in 1885 and in 1915 was listed as being owned by The Hilston Ship Company, Cardiff (Lionel F Beynon), registered in London (pictured here); in 1920 she is listed on next page from here as belonging to Joseph GP Murphy, Quebec (James J Feoré Alabama, USA); information here indicates that she was in American ownership from 1915 to 1920, when she sank off Argentina.]


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21 March 1916

From Halifax NS, Off New York

Lat 39.82, Long -72.58

3.0am: Altered course S28W, log 25 reset.

9.25am: Stopped Engines, Dropped Target for 1 inch firing practice. Courses and Speed as requisite for Target practice.

1.15pm: General Quarters and 6 inch Target Practice, Speed as requisite.

2.40pm: Dispersed. 3.10pm: Target aboard. 3.20pm: Half speed 10 knots, altered course N28E.

7.20pm: Darkened Ship.

8.2pm: Altered course S28W, log 46 reset.

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel N34E, 48.5 miles]


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22 March 1916

From Halifax NS, Off New York

Lat 39.53, Long -73.65

4.20am: On B position, altered course S84W, log 49, reset.

10.30am: Altered course N84E, log 54, reset.

6.0pm: Altered course N28E, log 52, reset.

[Distance run through the Water: 159.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel N21.5E, Distant 61 miles]

[Rain for most of day, north easterly wind force 6 from 8pm, noon air and sea temperature 39F]


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23 March 1916

From Halifax NS, Off New York

Lat 39.98, Long -72.61

2.0am: Increased to 10 knots to close steamer. 2.10am: Reduced to 6 knots.

3.0am: Exercised Night Defence Guns Crew, 1 minute.

8.5am: Shinnecock Light House N20W, altered course S28W, log 51.5 reset.

1.20pm: Altered course S84W, log 50 reset.

6.0pm: Altered course N84E, log 41.5 reset.

9.18pm: Altered course N28E, log 25 reset.

[Distance run through the Water: 130 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel N41.5W, 39 miles]


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24 March 1916

From Halifax NS, Off New York

Lat 39.61, Long -72.98

8.35pm: General Quarters, also 1 inch firing practice.

10.15pm: Secured, and target aboard, altered course N84E, log streamed.

[Distance run through the Water: 173.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel N10.5W, 54 miles]


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25 March 1916

From Halifax NS, Off New York

Lat 40.30, Long -72.33

7.15pm: Altered course S28W. Increased speed to 10 knots, log 24.5 reset. Shinnecock Light House N5E, magnetic.

8.10pm: Fire Island Light House N46W.

8.40pm: Stopped Engines, Lowered Target, and Carried out night firing (1 inch aiming rifle).

9.25pm: Secured. 9.35pm: Target aboard. 9.40pm: S41W, log streamed, Half speed 6 knots.

[Distance run through the Water: 164.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel N75W, 40 miles]


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26 March 1916

From Halifax NS, Off New York

Lat 39.57, Long -73.67

[Distance run through the Water: 155 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel N20E, 58.5 miles]

[Patrolling to and fro in fine weather, noon temperature 42F, sea temperature 40F]


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27 March 1916

From Halifax NS, Off New York

Lat 39.57, Long -72.98

2.45am: Navesink Light House bore N56W, Fire Island Light House bore N22W.

7.5pm: Altered course S28W and increased to 10 knots to close Steamer. 7.15pm: Reduced to 6 knots and log reset.

[Distance run through the Water: 168.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel N10.5W, 55 miles]


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28 March 1916

From Halifax NS, Off New York

Lat 39.93, Long -72.60

4.20am: B position, altered course S84W, log 55 reset.

9.15am: B position, altered course N28E, log 13.7 reset.

5.45pm: Increased speed to 14 knots to close steamer.

6.45pm: Reduced to 6 knots.

7.0pm: Darkened Ship.

11.15pm: Shinnecock Light N42E and Fire Island Light N75W. 11.27pm: Altered course S78E. Half Speed 8 knots, log streamed. 11.45pm: Half Speed 16 knots.

[Distance run through the Water: 156 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel N39E, 42 miles]


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29 March 1916

From Off New York to Halifax NS

Lat 39.93, Long -70.20 [Long is rough estimate as not shown in log]

0.25am: Shinnecock Light abeam N12E, log 13, distance 15.5 miles.

9.25am: Nantucket Light Vessel abeam Distant 1 mile, altered course N89E, log 147 reset.

4.30pm: Evening Quarters, altered course N62E, log 114 reset.

10.0pm: Clock advanced 10 minutes.

[Distance run through the Water: 230.5 miles]

[Course and Distance made good: Easterly 183 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Nantucket Light Vessel S77W, Distant 40 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 2055 tons]


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30 March 1916

From Off New York to Halifax NS [and at Halifax]

Lat 44.66, Long -63.57 [rough estimate]

2.10am: Clock advanced 10 minutes.

3.15am: Altered course N45E, log 160 reset.

4.30am: Clock advanced 10 minutes.

6.15am: Submarine defence Stations.

8.0am: Altered course N89E, log 75.

10.25am: Halifax Light Vessel abeam, altered course N30E, log 114. 10.45am: Log handed 120 miles.

11.48am: Passed through boom defence. Engines and Courses as required.

0.17pm: Entered Bedford Basin. 0.30pm: Dropped Starboard anchor, 60 fathoms cable out. 0.34pm: Finished with engines.

[Bedford Basin. Anchored in 15 fathoms of water, 60 fathoms of cable out. [Bearings] Dolphin Bore S32E (magnetic), Yellow House S76W (magnetic)]

1.30pm: Visited by Officer of the Guard, received 23 bags of mail, and discharged 1 PO to Hospital.

2.10pm: Surveyed Port Cable, Hands engaged in scrubbing boot opening [?].

5.40pm: Visited by Dispatch boat, received 1 Stoker Rating from Hospital.

[Distance run through the Water: 370.5 miles]


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31 March 1916

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.68, Long -63.63 [estimated]

6.45am: Hands employed in painting ship and surveying Cable.

10.25am: Dispatch boat visited Ship.

1.30pm: Coastguard Tug employed in receiving Anchor and cable when pins out of shackles.

1.35pm: Paid Monthly Money to ship’s Company. Dispatch boat visited Ship with Mails.

5.0pm: Hands employed in scraping and painting Funnels.


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LOGS FOR APRIL 1916


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for April 1916]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed by Navigating Officer, as before]

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[Page not filled in, signed by Captain (as before), dated 2nd May 1916]


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1 April 1916

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.68, Long -63.63

[Bedford Basin]

6.45am: Hands rigging derricks and preparing ship for coaling.

9.0am: Hands employed in painting ship.

1.20pm: Hove short.

2.15pm: Anchor away. Speed and Helm as requisite.

2.48pm: Stopped. 2.55pm: Dropped Port Anchor. 3.8pm: Starboard Anchor. Ship moored in D berth.

3.15pm: Finished with Engines.

[[Anchor Bearings] [2 anchors, symbol] Exhibition Buildings N11E magnetic, End of No 3 Wharf N85W magnetic: D [berth]]

4.25pm: Gave General leave to [blank] until 7am.

6.30pm: Landed Patrol 1PO, 4 ABs.

8.0pm: Fog Watch kept.

11.30pm: Patrol returned.

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1716 tons]

[Mist or fog for most of day, noon temperature 44F]


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2 April 1916

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56 [estimated]

6.30am: Hands called, RCs to breakfast, No 2s.

7.15am: Liberty men returned. Duty boats cleaned.

8.15am: Landed RCs.

9.10am: Dispatch Boat visited Ship.

9.30am: Divisions and Prayers.

10.15am: Landed Wesleyan and Presbyterians.

10.45am: RCs returned aboard.

1.0pm: Presbyterians arrived aboard and landed Liberty men.

1.18pm: Prepared to shift berths.

2.15pm: Coastguard and Mushquash [Musquash, listed here] came to assist.

3.5pm: Finished with tugs.

4.0pm: Landed liberty men and Patrol.

7.0pm: Liberty men and Patrol returned to ship.

[Note: “Musquash” was a Canadian patrol vessel, hired tug, built in 1910 for Quebec Salvage and Wrecking Company and in naval service from October 1915 in Canadian waters. She was converted to a minesweeper at some point and was in Halifax when the explosion occurred in December 1917 (more information here).]


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3 April 1916

At Halifax

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

7.0am: Liberty men aboard.

9.15am: Dispatch boat visited Ship, 1 letter.

9.30am: Landed Escort and Party for Suffolk Mails.

10.20am: Received Suffolk’s Mail, 32 bags 1 broken.

10.35am: Coal Lighters alongside.

11.5am: Ammunition arrived alongside.

11.15am: Commenced coaling Ship Starboard Side, Shore labour Port Side.

0.40pm: Starboard Watch provising [provisioning] ship.

2.0pm: Hands provisioning ship and painting.

2.55pm: Dispatch Boat visited Ship. Shore labour coaling Ship.

4.30pm: Liberty men landed.

5.30pm: Suffolk entered Harbour, sent Mail.

7.0pm: Patrol 2 PO and 8 ABs landed. 7.15pm: Liberty men returned aboard.

8.45pm: Visited by Dispatch boat, one letter CO.

9.0pm: Rounds.


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4 April 1916

At Halifax

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

6.45am: Hands employed cleaning ship and painting.

7.40am: Two Dockyard Boilermakers men on board.

7.55am: Commenced coaling.

8.45am: Quarters and Clean Guns.

9.30am: Hands employed painting ship and overhauling Boats falls and etc.

1.30pm: Hands painting and Refitting boat falls and overhauling blocks.

1.50pm: 2 PO, 20 men and Chief Carpenter to Dockyard to launch Cutter.

3.5pm: Starboard Watch taking in Provisions.

3.45pm: Receive nine bags of mail.

4.15pm: Port Watch taking in stores, leave granted to Starboard Watch.

5.30pm: Landed Liberty men.

7.30pm: Landed Patrol 2 PO, 8 ABs.

8.55pm: Dispatch boat visited Ship.

11.0pm: Cease Coaling 880 Tons aboard.

11.15pm: Liberty men and Patrol on board.


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5 April 1916

At Halifax

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

7.15am: Hands preparing ship for Coaling (Ship labour). Liberty men returned on board.

9.0am: Commenced Coal.

9.23am: Olympic proceeded out of Harbour.

9.45am: Two Dockyard Boiler Makers board.

10.0am: 1 Lieutenant Commander and 2 Midshipmen joined ship.

1.30pm: Hands restarted coaling ship.

2.15pm: Leave to Port Watch Keepers and Boys.

3.15pm: Ceased coaling for day.

4.30pm: Returned Boiler makers to Dockyard.

5.30pm: Dispatch boat visited ship, one letter to Lieutenant Commander.

7.10pm: Liberty men and boys returned aboard.

11.0pm: Coal aboard 1112 tons.

[Note: SS “Olympic” was a British ocean liner built in Belfast and launched in 1910, owned by White Star Line and in service from 1911 to 1935; she was HMS Olympic during 1914 and again from March 1917 to 1919 and was used as a troop ship in 1916 and 1917, chartered by the Canadian Government; she was broken up in 1937.]


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6 April 1916

At Halifax

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

7.30am: Motor Boat to Dockyard for boilermakers.

8.0am: Commenced coaling.

9.30am: Landed Dockyard party. Hands reeving new Boat falls and painting and overhauling blocks.

11.45am: Dockyard party returned aboard.

1.15pm: Landed liberty men. Hands employed as requisite.

4.30pm: Boilermakers returned to Dockyard. 4.10pm: Read Warrant No 60.

5.0pm: Landed patrol (1 PO, 1 LS, 8 Men) Sub Lieutenant in charge.

7.10pm: Liberty men and Patrol returned on board.

8.55pm: Landed Patrol.

11.25pm: Patrol returned on board. Coal on board 1577 tons.


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7 April 1916

At Halifax

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

1.0am: Shore labour coaling ship.

7.15am: Liberty men returned on board.

7.20am: Boiler Makers from Dockyard on board.

8.0am: Coaling continued all night.

10.10am: Engineers party to Dockyard.

0.20pm: Dockyard party returned.

1.40pm: Hands turning out and securing boats, preparing ship for Sea.

4.30pm: Lieutenant Tyrer discharged to “Niobe”. 4 Boilermakers to Dockyard.

6.35pm: Visited by Dispatch boat, 1 letter.

10.0pm: 175 tons of coal to come in.

Midnight: Coaling and watering ship.

[Weather fine and quiet, noon temperature 50F]


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8 April 1916

From Halifax NS

Lat 44.0, Long -63.9

1.0am to 4.0am: Coaling Ship.

5.55am: Visited by Dispatch boat.

6.25am: Finished Coaling and Lighters away.

7.30am: Hove short. 7.35am: Dispatch boat alongside.

8.17am: Anchors away. Helm and Engines as requisite.

8.35am: Closed all WT Doors. 8.47am: Passed through boom defence. Half speed 16 knots.

9.30am: Sambro Island abeam. Log streamed and reset.

10.10am: Halifax Light Vessel abeam, altered course S60W, log reset.

11.52am: Stopped Engines to Examine Bell buoy found drifting, marked SW Bull.

7.0pm: Altered course S56W, log 138.

10.55pm: Retared [retarded] clock 5 minutes.

[Distance run through the Water: 49 miles]

[Course and Distance made good: South Westerly 29 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Sambro Light Vessel N37E, Distant 29 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 3976 tons]


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9 April 1916

From Halifax NS, Patrolling

Lat 40.62, Long -70.08

1.0am: Clock retarded 5 Minutes.

3.17am: Altered course N84E, log 275 reset.

6.45am: Retarded clock 5 minutes.

8.5am: Lat 40 44 N, Long 68 55 W passed Cape Ann Whistle Buoy adrift.

9.30am: Divisions and Divine Service.

10.30am: Nantucket Light Vessel abeam, log 102 reset.

7.0pm: Eased down to 10 knots.

8.17pm: Altered course S28W, log 135 reset, reduced speed to 6 knots.

10.0pm: Clock retarded 5 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: South Westerly 365 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel S86W, 141 miles]

[South westerly or westerly wind force 5 or 6 from noon, weather overcast or fine, noon temperature 41F, sea temperature 39F]


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10 April 1916

From Halifax NS, Off New York

Lat 39.57, Long -73.68

1.30am: Exercise Night Duty Guns Crews. 1.50am: Half Speed 8 knots.

2.30am: Clock retarted [sic] 5 minutes.

4.10am: Clock retarded 5 minutes. B position, altered course S84W, log 40 reset.

5.20am: Half speed 10 knots.

10.35am: Barnegat Light House bore N25W, distant 12 miles, altered course East, log 60 reset

0.30pm: Altered course N86E.

4.12pm: Altered course N28E, log 56, reset. Evening Quarters.

7.35pm: Darkened Ship. Half Speed 6 knots.

10.17pm: Shinnecock Light Bearing N8W, altered course S28E, log 54 Reset.

[Distance run through the Water: 226.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel N23.5E, 59 miles]


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11 April 1916

From Halifax NS, Off New York

Lat 39.57, Long -73.83

2.45am: Exercised Night Duty Guns Crews, 1 minute.

5.30am: Half Speed 10 knots.

6.30am: Altered course S84W, log 54 reset.

0.20pm: Altered course N88E, log 57.5 reset.

4.30pm: Evening Quarters, altered course N28E, log 40 reset.

7.35pm: Half Speed 6 knots.

10.45pm: Observed Shinnecock Light N8E. 11.0pm: Altered course S28W, log 52.5 reset.

[Distance run through the Water: 207 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel N29E, Distant 62 miles]


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12 April 1916

From Halifax NS, Off New York

Lat 40.22, Long -72.60

7.35am: B position, altered course N28E, log 49 reset.

9.30am: Divisions, Prayers, read Articles of War, and Quarterly Return of Courts Martial.

10.10am: Exercised Fire Stations and Boat Stations.

3.15pm: Shinnecock Light House N25W, distant 15 miles, altered course S28W, log 73 reset.

9.0pm: Altered course S84W, log 54 reset.

[Distance run through the Water: 199.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel N54.5W, 32.5 miles]


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13 April 1916

From Halifax NS, Off New York

Lat 39.58, Long -73.28

7.25am: Barnegat Light House N70W, altered course N84E, log 64 reset.

2.20pm: B position, altered course N28E, log 66 reset.

4.30pm: Evening Quarters. Exercised man overboard. Engines stopped.

5.0pm: Log streamed N28E, half speed 10 knots.

7.0pm: Altered course N8W. Half Speed 6 knots. Darkened Ship.

8.0pm: Shinnecock N8W, altered course S87W, log 50 reset.

9.30pm: Altered course S20W.

10.48pm: Increased to Full Speed to close Steamer. Fired 2 Blank and General Quarters.

11.10pm: Lat 40 22 N, Long 72 36 [W]. Boarded British SS Memling of Liverpool. Ship’s papers in order.

11.45pm: Ordered vessel to proceed. Andrew T Mott RNR Boarding Officer, RAO Bridgman RNR Witnessing Officer.

[Distance run through the Water: 194 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel N5E, 53.5 miles, Variation 11W]

[Note: SS “Memling” was a British cargo ship built in Scotland in 1915 and owned by Liverpool, Brazil and River Plate Steam Navigation Company; she was to be sunk by a German submarine off north west France in October 1917.]


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14 April 1916

From Halifax NS, Off New York

Lat 40.03, Long -72.68

0.10am: Seaboat returned and hoisted, half Speed 6 knots, Course S22W, log streamed.

10.10am: B position, altered course N28E, log 21 reset.

7.33pm: Half Speed 5 knots. Darkened Ship.

9.12pm: Stopped SS Silver Cedar [Silvercedar (1) listed here] bound for La Pallice. Sent boat with orders for approaching French Coast.

9.45pm: Boat returned to ship and resumed course and Speed.

[Distance run through the Water: 193.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel N40W, 36 miles]

[Note: SS “Silvercedar” was a British ship built in Middlesbrough in 1907 and originally named “Fitzpatrick” (listed here as Fitzpatrick (3)), owned by Burrell and Son, Glasgow; she was sold to St Helens Steam Shipping Company (Silver Line) in 1913 and renamed “Silvercedar”; in 1916 she was sold to Brantingham Steamship Company, Newcastle and was renamed “Norma Pratt”; she was to be sunk by a German submarine in March 1917 when approaching the English Channel (details here).]


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15 April 1916

From Halifax NS, Off New York

Lat 40.02, Long -72.72

3.0pm: Engines Stopped. Boarded SS “Sussex” [probably Sussex (2) listed here] with orders for approaching Coast.

4.15pm: Boat returned, altered course N28E, log streamed. Half Speed 9 knots.

5.7pm: Shinnecock N20E, altered course S28W, log 72 reset.

[Distance run through the Water: 165 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel N41W, Distant 35.5 miles]

[Note: SS “Sussex” was a British ship built in Hebburn, UK in 1900 and owned by Federal Steam Navigation Company; she became cargo only in 1919 and was chartered to Union Steam Ship Company of New Zealand from 1922 until 1929 when she was scrapped.]


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16 April 1916

From Halifax NS, Off New York

Lat 40.10, Long -72.83

[Log records routine matters as Calgarian patrols to and fro]

[Distance run through the Water: 177 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel N35W, 27.5 miles]


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17 April 1916

From Halifax NS, Off New York

Lat 40.22, Long -72.56

[Another day on patrol when nothing of note happened]

[Distance run through the Water: 202 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel N61W, 33 miles]


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18 April 1916

From Halifax NS, Off New York

Lat 40.07, Long -70.43

[Another uneventful day ‒ all log entries shown here as example:]

2.15am: Exercised night guns crews.

5.12am: Half Speed 10 knots, altered course N80E, log 37, reset.

7.18am: Altered course N35E to close steamers, log 19.5.

8.10am: Altered course N80E, log 27.

9.45am: Altered course N28E, log 44.5 reset.

0.15pm: Log 23.5, altered course N12E.

3.20pm: Shinnecock Light House N17W, altered course S38W, log 52 reset.

4.30pm: Evening Quarters.

7.30pm: Darken Ship. Half Speed 5 knots.

9.29pm: Half Speed 10 knots.

10.0pm: On B position, altered course S80W, log 53 reset.

[Distance run through the Water: 181 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel N53W, 42 miles]


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19 April 1916

From Halifax NS, Off New York

Lat 40.28, Long -72.57

1.50am: Barnegat Light N53W, altered course N80E, log 32.5 reset.

2.17am: Increased speed to 14 knots to close steamer.

10.50am: Shinnecock Light House N1E, altered course S28W, log 49 reset.

6.25am: B position, altered course N28E, log 12.5 reset.

10.23am: Shinnecock Light N7E magnetic, altered course S28W, log 34.5, reset.

[Distance run through the Water: 213 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel N69W, 30 miles]


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20 April 1916

From Halifax NS, Off New York

Lat 39.80, Long -73.40

5.35pm: Increased speed to 14 knots to close steamer.

6.34pm: Stopped, seaboat away to SS “Lord Erne” with orders.

7.5pm: Boat returned. 7.12pm: Half Speed 5 knots, altered course N80W.

7.38pm: Shinnecock Light N10E.

11.20pm: Advanced Clock 5 minutes.

[Distance run through the Water: 221.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel N13E, 52 miles]

[Note: SS Lord Erne was a British cargo ship built in Scotland in 1900 and originally owned by Irish Shipowners’ Company, Belfast; in 1917 she was sold to British Africa Shipping and Coaling Company, Belfast; she was owned by various Greek companies from 1919 onwards, was renamed “Achilles” in 1919 and “Memas” in 1923; she may have been British-owned (as “Memas”) from 1936 to 1937; she was to be bombed and sunk by German aircraft in Greece in 1941 and was raised and broken up in 1951 (more details here).]


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21 April 1916

From Patrol to Halifax NS

Lat 41.14, Long -67.20

1.30am: Clocks advanced 5 minutes.

3.45am: Nantucket Light Vessel N10E, altered course N86E, log 127.5 reset.

6.20am: Advanced clock 5 minutes.

9.30am: Divisions and Divine Service.

9.35pm: Log 138, altered course N44E. Clock advanced 5 minutes.

[Distance run through the Water: 325.5 miles]

[Course and Distance made good: Easterly 254 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Sable N27E, 151 miles]


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22 April 1916

From Patrol to Halifax NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56 [estimated]

1.55am: Little Hope Light abeam Distant 23 miles.

3.0am: Clock advanced 5 minutes.

4.0am: Altered course N56E, Sambro Island Light bore N47E. Half Speed 16.5 knots.

4.15am: Clock advanced 5 minutes.

4.40am: Sambro Island Light Vessel N65E, altered course N65E.

5.0am: Submarine stations.

5.45am: Halifax Light Vessel abeam, altered course N27E. 6.0am: Courses and speed as requisite, entered War Channel.

6.45am: Sounded Disperse. 7.0am: Passed through Boom Defence, half Speed 8 knots.

7.14am: Dropped Starboard Anchor. 7.17am: Port Anchor. 7.30am: Rung off Engines. Mail Arrived.

[Double Anchor [symbol]: Citadel S72W, Exhibition Buildings N4W: E Berth]

7.55am: Visited by Officer of Guard.

8.0am: Coal Lighters alongside. Life buoys tested and found in good condition.

9.20am: Started to Coal Ship (shore labour).

11.20am: Dispatch boat visited ship.

1.0pm: Hands make and mend Clothes.

2.40pm: Visited by Dispatch Boat. Gave leave to Starboard Watch till 7am. 1 Chief Carpenter, and 1 Stoker joined ship from Niobe.

4.30pm: Landed Patrol.

7.15pm: Patrol returned on board.

11.0pm: Ceased Coaling 1170 tons aboard.

[Course and Distance made good: North Easterly 302.5 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1941 tons]


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23 April 1916

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

7.15am: Liberty men returned aboard.

8.45am: Commenced coaling.

10.50am: RCs Landed for Church.

0.40pm: RCs Returned on board.

1.15pm: Special Leave to Port Watch.

1.30pm: Dispatch boat visited Ship. Coaling recommenced.

4.30pm: Landed Patrol 1 PO and 4 ABs. Visited by Dispatch boat.

5.40pm: Finished coaling for day. Tons on board 1700.

7.15pm: Liberty men and Patrol returned to Ship.

[Weather mostly fine, noon temperature 51F]


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24 April 1916

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

6.15am: Hands employed in cleaning Mess decks and flats. Working Boats cleaned out.

9.30am: Hands cleaning ship. Landed Dockyard Parties.

11.50am: Dockyard Parties returned.

1.30pm: Hove up Starboard Anchor. 2.10pm: Port anchor away. Speed and Engines as requisite to Commander’s Orders.

3.0pm: Dropped Port Anchor in Bedford Basin.

[Bedford Basin. Chimney S10W, Red House S60E: Anchored in 16 fathoms, 60 fathoms of cable out]

3.25pm: Landed Liberty men.

6.30pm, 7.55pm and 10.15pm: Dispatch Boat visited Ship.

7.30pm: Liberty men returned.

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 3521 tons]


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25 April 1916

At Halifax

Lat 44.69, Long -63.63 [estimated]

7.15am: Boilermakers from Dockyard aboard.

9.50am: Dockyard Party landed. Hands employed in Shell room. Visited by Dispatch boat, 1 letter CO.

11.55am: Dockyard party returned.

1.30pm: Watch engaged in Surveying and oiling Hawsers.

2.30pm: Leave to Port Watch until 7am.

3.0pm: Received 3 bags of mail.

7.35pm: Liberty men on board. Landed Patrol 1 PO, 4 Men.

8.20pm: Discharged WO [Warrant Officer] Carpenter to Niobe for passage home.

11.50pm: Patrol returned to Ship.


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26 April 1916

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.69, Long -63.63

7.50am: Plumbers on board from Dockyard.

9.30am: Landed Escort 1 NCO, 4 men.

9.35am: Abandon Ship and Boat Sailing.

11.0am: Starboard Watch engaged in taking in Stores.

0.35pm: Patrol returned on board. Received Mails.

1.30pm: Starboard Watch on leave. Hands employed as requisite.

7.30pm: Liberty men returned on board. Landed Patrol.

pm: Laurence Smyth AB RNR No 2614A accidentally drowned alongside City Wharf Halifax, NS whilst on leave. Time about 10.30pm. [Entry on Casualty List for 24 April [presumably an error] reads: Calgarian, armed merchant cruiser. SMYTH, Laurence, Seaman, RNR, A 2614, died in Canada]


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27 April 1916

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.69, Long -63.63

7.30am: Liberty men returned on board.

8.5am: 4 Plumbers and 4 Fitters from Dockyard on board.

9.30am: Hands exercised in Rifle Drill.

11.30am: Stokers returned from Dockyard. Visited by Dispatch Boat.

1.50pm: Gave special leave to Port Watch. 2.5pm: Starboard Watch employed cleaning up.

2.20pm: 4 men with Electrician to Dockyard.

5.45pm: Sent Mail ashore.

6.15pm: Coal lighters came alongside

8.0pm: Landed Patrol.

11.30pm: Patrol returned on board.


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28 April 1916

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.69, Long -63.63

5.50am: Visited by Dispatch boat, 1 letter CO.

6.45am: Hands employed in preparing ship for coaling.

8.0am: Started coaling shore labour.

9.30am: Landed Funeral Party and Dockyard party.

10.5am: Half Mast Colours. 2 Electricians from Dockyard.

1.10pm: Funeral Party returned aboard.

2.10pm: Landed Liberty men.

7.40pm: Landed Patrol 1 PO, 1 LS, 6 men.

11.30pm: Finished coaling for night. 11.40pm: Patrol returned. 2130 Tons on board.


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29 April 1916

At Halifax

Lat 44.69, Long -63.63

8.0am: Restarted coaling.

9.15am: Surgeon George Cochrane and Lieutenant R Bridgman, Assistant Paymaster James McKeddie landed for Court of Inquiry on HMS Niobe.

9.30am: Returned Motor Boat. Dockyard workmen came on board.

9.45am: Hands employed in getting out Battle practice target.

10.15am: Returned Target to Dockyard.

11.20am: Tested Lifebuoys and found correct.

1.50pm: Dockyard parties returned.

pm: Hands Make and Mend Clothes.

4.15pm: Finished coaling. 4.20pm: Coal lighters left Ship. 2365 tons on board.

6.20pm: Landed Liberty men.

7.55pm: Landed Patrol.

11.50pm: Patrol returned to ship.


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30 April 1916

At Halifax

Lat 44.69, Long -63.63

9.30am: Landed RCs and nonconformists.

9.50am: Divisions and Divine Service. 2 Electricians working aboard.

1.15pm: Church parties returned on board.

3.0pm: Coastguard brought off cast for Engine Department.

3.30pm: Landed Patrol.

4.30pm: Evening Quarters. Hands turned out boats and preparing ship for sea.

7.30pm: Patrol returned with four absentees.

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 4009 tons]


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[Blank page, half white cover]

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[Blank page, half white cover]



LOGS FOR MAY 1916


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for May 1916]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed by Navigating Officer, as before]

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[Page not filled in but signed by Captain (as before), dated 6th June 1916]


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1 May 1916

From Halifax NS to Patrolling

Lat 43.78, Long -63.75

8.10am: Hove up Anchor. Half speed 10 knots. Courses as required by Commander.

8.20am: Passed through Narrows.

8.41am: Boom Defence and Submarine Quarters. Half Speed 16 knots.

9.30am: Sambro Island abeam, altered course S29W, half speed 17 knots. 9.55am: Sambro Light Vessel abeam, Log 8.5 reset.

11.30am: S39W, log 25 reset. Half Speed 18 knots.

7.28pm: Altered course S20W, log 137.

7.45pm: Darken Ship.

11.5pm: Clocks retarded 5 minutes.

11.30pm: Altered course to close steamer. 11.35pm: Half speed 12 knots. HMS [HMCS] Grilse answered challenge. 11.50pm: Half speed 10 knots. Log handed.

[Distance run through the Water: 33.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Sambro Light Vessel N20E, 35 miles]


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2 May 1916

From Halifax NS, Patrolling

Lat 41.97, Long -64.48

0.6am: Engines and helm as required.

0.25am: Away seaboat with line to HMS Grilse.

0.58am: Towline, slow ahead. 1.28am: Altered course N32E, half speed 7 knots. HMS Grilse streamed log, set at zero.

5.10am: Stopped Engines. 5.20am: Away sea boat to HMS Grilse for lines. Patent Log showing 20.

6.5am: Half speed 5 knots. 6.10am: Half Speed 10 knots. 6.15am: Half Speed 11 knots, altered course N32E.

6.17pm: Stopped Engines, Towrope stranded. 6.35pm: Lowered sea boat and passed new towrope.

6.55pm: Slow ahead engines. 7.9pm: Half Speed 12.5 knots, log streamed.

9.50pm: Stopped Engines. HMS Grilse wishes to connect Steam Steering Gear.

9.58pm: Proceeded half speed 6 knots, increasing steadily to 12.5 knots.

11.45pm: Observed Sambro Light bearing N34E.

[Distance run through the Water: 278.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Sambro Light Vessel N17E, 150 miles]


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3 May 1916

From Patrolling to Halifax NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56 [estimated]

2.44am: Halifax Light Vessel abeam, altered course N28E.

3.0am: Stopped Engines. 3.30am: Slipped HMS Grilse, half speed 16 knots.

4.30am: Secure. Crews of submarine Stations fell out.

4.33am: Passed Mac Nab Island Light. 4.45am: Passed through boom defence. Engines and helm to Commanders orders.

5.0am: Dropped Starboard anchor in 8 fathoms of water, 45 fathoms. 5.5am: Finished with Engines. Clocks advanced one hour.

[D berth: Citadel S52W, Exibition [sic] Buildings N8E. Starboard anchor 45 fathoms]

7.50am: Coal lighters came alongside.

9.15am: Escort landed with two Ratings for Police Stations. Started to coal Ship.

9.30am: Hands employed in oiling wires and 16 men to Dockyard. GM [Gunner’s Mate] and LTO [probably Leading Torpedo Man] and 2 ABs to Dockyard to draw Stores.

11.45am: All Dockyard Parties returned to ship.

Noon: Escort and two prisoners on board.

1.30pm: Dispatch Visited Ship. 1.35pm: Starboard Watch to Dockyard to place Towing Target.

3.20pm: Returned on board.

4.20pm: Visited by Dispatch boat, 3 letters for CO.

6.0pm: Dispatch boat brought confidential book gave OOW [Officer of Watch] receipt.

8.30pm: Prepared ship for sea.

10.20pm: 1 Lieutenant and two Sub Lieutenants discharged to HMS Niobe.

10.50pm: Finished Coaling. 410 Tons of coal on board.

11.23pm: Lighters left Ship.

[Distance run through the Water: 151 miles]


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4 May 1916

From Halifax NS to Patrol

Lat 43.18, Long -64.80

0.45am: Dispatch boat visited ship.

4.32am: Hove short. 4.42am: Anchor away, engines and helm to Commanders Orders.

4.55am: Clocks retarded one hour.

4.6am [after clocks back]: Passed through boom defence. Submarine Stations, half speed 10 knots.

4.55am: Sambro Light House abeam. Log streamed and set.

5.27am: Sambro Light Vessel abeam, altered course S59W, log 8, and reset.

7.0am: Set in thick. Reduced to 10 knots.

8.50am: Cleared, Increased to 16 knots.

Noon: Altered course S56W, log 90.

4.34pm: Weather Cleared half speed, 16 knots.

8.5pm: Darkened Ship.

10.35pm: Clock retarded 5 minutes.

[Distance run through the Water: 110 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Sable N69W, 40 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 3955 tons]

[Mist and fog through middle of day, noon temperature 43F, sea temperature 37F]


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5 May 1916

From Halifax NS, Off New York

Lat 40.20, Long -71.13

1.0am: Altered course N85W, log 272.5 reset.

2.5am: Retarded clock 5 minutes.

4.45am: Clock retarded 5 minutes.

8.10am: Altered course S85W, log 115.

5.30pm: Altered course West, Log 258 reset half speed 10 knots.

11.35pm: Retarded clock 5 minutes.

[Distance run through the Water: 357.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel N80W, 95 miles]


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6 May 1916

From Halifax NS, Off New York

Lat 39.55, Long -73.05

1.0am: Retarded clock 5 minutes.

1.35am: C position, altered course N80E, log 59, reset.

2.0am: Exercised Night Guns Crews.

6.0am: Clock retarded 5 minutes.

8.45am: B position, altered course S80W, log 56, reset.

9.30am: Divisions and Prayers. Exercised General Quarters.

10.0am: Tested lifebuoys and found correct.

11.15am: Altered course N61E, log 23 reset.

1.35pm: Sighted HMS Suffolk. Half speed 8 knots, course as required to close her.

1.55pm: Stopped both Engines. Helm to Commanders Orders. 2.0pm: Boat left for Suffolk.

2.35pm: Returned. 2.40pm: Half Speed 10 knots, altered course S80W, log set.

7.55pm: Darkened Ship, Half Speed 6 knots.

8.50pm: Barnegat Light N13W magnetic, altered course N80E, log 58 reset.

11.5pm: Half Speed 15 knots to close Steamer. 11.10pm: Fired two blanks. 11.20pm: Half Speed 6 knots.

[Distance run through the Water: 232 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel N6W, 56 miles]


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7 May 1916

From Halifax NS, Off New York

Lat 39.33, Long -73.65

5.25am: “B” position, altered course S80W, log 69, reset. Half Speed 10 knots.

9.30am: Divisions and Muster by Open List.

Noon: C Position, altered course N80E, log 64, reset.

6.5pm: B Position, altered course S80W, log 60 reset.

8.20pm: Reduced Speed to 6 knots.

[Distance run through the Water: 198 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Barnegat Light House N12W, 27 miles]


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8 May 1916

From Halifax NS, Off New York

Lat 39.82, Long -72.82

9.0am: B position, altered course S80W, log 56 reset.

9.55am: Altered course N20W. Increased Speed to 15 knots to close Steamer.

10.20am: Altered course N36E, log 16 reset. Reduced 10 knots.

[Distance run through the Water: 218 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel N23W, 43 miles]


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9 May 1916

From Halifax NS, Off New York

Lat 40.07, Long -72.70

6.35am: Altered course to close Steamer. 6.50am: Speed and Helm as required. 6.53am: Sea boat left Ship.

7.30am: Sea boat returned. Half speed 10 knots, altered course N22E, log 37.

9.5am: A position, altered course S28W, log 53, reset.

2.15pm: B position, altered course N28E, log 47 reset.

4.30pm: Evening Quarters, Collisions Stations and Abandon Ship.

7.30pm: A position, altered course S28W, log 50 reset.

9.10pm: Increased Speed to 8 knots. Helm to Commanders Orders to close Steamer, log Handed.

9.25pm: Sea boat away.

10.10pm: Seaboat returned. Half Speed 6 knots, altered course S28W, log streamed.

[Distance run through the Water: 202.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel N42W, 34 miles]


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10 May 1916

From Halifax NS, Off New York

Lat 40.47, Long -72.22

6.5am: Half speed 16 knots to close steamer.

10.25am: Half Speed 10 knots. 10.45am: Stopped. Away Sea boat.

11.10am: Sea boat returned, half speed.

0.10pm: Sea boat left Ship. 1.50pm: Boat returns.

11.0pm: A position, altered course S28W, log 16 reset.

[Distance run through the Water: 177 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel N89W, 44.5 miles]

[Weather fine and quiet, noon temperature 54F, sea temperature 47F]


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11 May 1916

From Halifax NS, Off New York

Lat 39.47, Long -73.00

2.12am: Half speed 16 knots, altered course N5E to close Steamer. 2.25pm: Reduced to 10 knots, altered course S28W.

3.0am: Set in thick, closed WT Doors. Reduced to 6 knots, altered course S45W, log 22.

8.45am: Weather cleared.

1.3pm: Stopped Engines to repair Steering Gear. 1.53pm: Half Speed 10 knots, log streamed.

7.4pm: Shinnecock Light House N24E magnetic, 8 miles, altered course S23W, log 59 reset.

[Distance run through the Water: 97.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel N5W, 73 miles]


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12 May 1916

From Halifax NS, Off New York

Lat 39.88, Long -72.73

8.45am: Sighted HMS Isis.

9.30am: Divisions and Prayers. Exercised General Quarters.

9.44am: Stopped Engines. Landed Log.

10.8am: Seaboat to Isis with provisions. 10.35am: Seaboat returns and hoisted. 11.10am: Altered course N28E, Half Speed 10 knots, log 0.

8.30pm: Seaboat left Ship. 9.10pm: Seaboat returned. 9.15pm: Half Speed 6 knots, altered course N42W.

[Distance run through the Water: 203 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel N29W, 41 miles]


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13 May 1916

From Halifax NS, Off New York

Lat 40.41, Long -72.59

10.30am: A position, altered course S28W. Skinnecock [Shinnecock] N12E magnetic, 14 miles, log 51 reset.

[Distance run through the Water: 167.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel N81W, 27 miles]


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14 May 1916

From Halifax NS, Off Delaware

Lat 38.58, Long -74.59

3.55am: Five Fathom Light Vessel N72W. 4.0am: Altered course S38W, log 123, reset.

6.15am: Fenwick Light Vessel S68W, altered course N34E, log 23 reset.

11.7am: Five Fathom Light Vessel N29W, magnetic, altered course S34W, log 15 reset.

0.25pm: Fenwick Light Vessel S68W, altered course N34E, log 15 reset.

1.45pm: Five Fathom Light Vessel N29W, altered course S34W, log 15 reset.

3.10pm: Fenwick Light Vessel S68W, altered course N34E, log 15 reset.

4.35pm: Five Fathom Light Vessel N29W, altered course S34W, log 15.

6.3pm: Fenwick Light Vessel S68W, altered course N34E, log 15 reset.

7.35pm: Five Fathom Light Vessel N29W, altered course S42W, log 16 reset.

9.20pm: Fenwick Light Vessel S3W, magnetic, altered course N30E, log 21 reset.

10.45pm: Five Fathom Light Vessel, altered course S30W, log 16 reset.

[Distance run through the Water: 283.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fenwick Shoal Light Vessel S45W, 11.5 miles]


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15 May 1916

From Halifax NS, Off Delaware

Lat 38.50, Long -74.75

[Log records multiple changes of course, patrolling from Fenwick to Five Fathom Light Vessels]

9.40pm: Courses various to close Steamer.

[Distance run through the Water: 268 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fenwick Light Vessel S20W, 3 miles]


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16 May 1916

From Halifax NS, Off Delaware

Lat 38.55, Long -74.73

10.20am: Half Speed 15 knots to close Steamer.

1.12pm: Half Speed 6 knots. Weather Thick.

6.7pm: Half Speed 12 knots, weather cleared.

[Still patrolling to and fro from Fenwick to Five Fathom Light Vessels]

[Distance run through the Water: 257.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fenwick Shoal Light Vessel S23.5W, 4.5 miles]


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17 May 1916

From Halifax NS, Off Delaware

Lat 38.67, Long -74.42

2.55am: Altered course N30E to close Steamer. Half Speed 10 knots. 3.5am: Fired one blank.

5.40am: Challenged HMS Isis.

7.30am: Closed SS Emilia de Perez. 7.45am: Seaboat Away.

am: Boarded SS “Emilia de Perez” [Emilia S de Perez listed here under previous name of Matin] and removed Two German Stowaways Carl C Otto Turgen Moller and Adolf, Bernard Frederich Heinrich. [Signed] HG Kendall, Commander, RNR, Andrew T Mott, Witnessing Officer, Lieutenant RNR.

1.15pm: Half Speed 10 knots. 1.30am: Altered course N22W.

2.0pm: Closed HMS Isis.

2.55pm: Half Speed 8 knots, altered course N30E.

4.0pm: A Position, altered course S30W, log 10.5 reset.

11.0pm: Clock advanced 15 Minutes.

[Distance run through the Water: 171 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fenwick Shoal Light Vessel S49W, 21 miles]

[Note: SS “Emilia S de Perez” was a cargo ship built in Scotland in 1893 as “Matin”; she was renamed “Emilia S de Perez” in 1913 (nationality not known) and was broken up in 1931.]


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18 May 1916

From Delaware to Halifax NS

Lat 40.78, Long -68.87

3.10am and 4.30am: Advanced Clock 15 minutes.

10.30am: Altered course N77E, log 265 reset.

7.30pm: Altered course N64E, log 149.5 reset.

9.0pm: Clocks advanced 15 minutes.

[Distance run through the Water: 343 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Sable N44E, 227 miles]


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19 May 1916

From Delaware to Halifax NS

Lat 44.23, Long -63.55

2.5am: Set in thick. Closed WT Doors, reduced speed to 8 knots.

2.15am: Altered course N45E, log 110 reset. Clock advanced 15 minutes.

5.0am: Clock advanced 15 minutes.

11.22am: Full Speed. Signal Book removed from Bridge.

0.32pm: Halifax Light Vessel abeam, altered course N78E.

1.15pm: Entered War channel.

2.8am: Passed through boom defence, helm and Engines as required.

2.20pm: Moored in E berth. 2.45pm: Finished with Engines.

[Anchor Bearings] [Citadel S72W, Exhibition N4W: E Berth 45 fathoms on each]

3.55pm: Commenced Coaling.

5.0pm: Leave to Port Watch until 7am.

7.0pm: Landed Patrol 2 POs, 6 men.

8.40pm: Visited by Dispatch Boat, received two Parcels.

11.35pm: Ceased coaling. Coal on board 522 Tons.

[Distance run through the Water: 328.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Sambro Light Vessel N19E, Distant 6 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1674 tons]


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20 May 1916

At Halifax, NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56 [estimated]

7.0am: Liberty men off [return?].

7.20am: Recommenced Coaling.

9.30am: Hands employed in scrubbing ship sides.

11.15am: Discharged two Prisoners of War.

0.15pm: Escort returned on board.

1.50pm: Landed liberty men.

2.30pm: HMS Isis arrived.

4.0pm: Patrol landed, 8 men, 2 POs.

7.15pm: Patrol returned on board.

8.0pm: Landed Patrol.

10.0pm: Liberty men and Patrol returned to Ship.

11.30pm: Finished coaling for the day, 1200 tons.

[Distance run through the Water: 15 miles]


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21 May 1916

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

7.0am: Hands employed in cleaning out Flats and Mess decks.

7.30am: Liberty men returned on board.

9.0am: Divisions and Divine Service. 9.30am: Landed RCs, Wesleyans, Presbyterians.

0.50pm: Church Parties returned on board.

1.20pm: Landed Libertymen. 1.30pm: Motor Boat to Dockyard with Service letters.

4.0pm: Landed Patrol 1 PO, 6 men.

10.40pm: Liberty men and Patrol on board.

[Weather fine, noon temperature 50F]


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22 May 1916

At Halifax

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

6.15am: Dispatch Boat visited Ship 1 letter CO.

7.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship. Liberty Men returned on board.

7.40am: Commenced coaling.

9.0am: Dockyard party landed.

11.55am: Dockyard parties returned with stores.

0.30pm: Hands employed in taking in Ship’s Stores.

1.30pm: Landed Liberty Men.

3.50pm: Landed Patrol, 2 PO and 6 Men.

6.0pm: Hands finished taking in stores.

7.40pm: Started fog bell.

10.15pm: Liberty men and Patrol on board.

11.30pm: Ceased coaling. 2000 Tons on board.


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23 May 1916

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

6.45am: Hands employed in stowing away ship stores.

7.30am: Commenced coaling.

9.0am: Landed Escort.

9.40am: Patrol landed. 9.50am: Landed Dockyard party.

11.45am: Patrol came on board with two Prisoners.

Noon: Dockyard party on board.

1.0pm: Escort and Prisoner on board. 1.30pm: Landed Liberty men.

2.25pm: Hands employed at various jobs.

3.30pm: Dispatch boat brought 1 bag and Hammock.

5.20pm: Dispatch boat visited ship.

10.20pm: Liberty men returned on board.

11.0pm: Ceased coaling. Coal on Board 2650 tons.


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24 May 1916

From Halifax NS to New York

Lat 44.08, Long -63.75

6.40am: Dispatch Boat visited Ship. Hands employed cleaning ship and preparing ship for sea.

8.0am: Discharged two Lieutenants RNR to Niobe also Mail and Official letters.

8.45am: Helm and Engines as require[d] to swing ship.

9.20am: Proceeded out of Harbour. Half Speed 8 knots. 9.35am: Half Speed 16 knots.

9.25am: Port watch to Submarine Defence.

10.20am: Course S10W, log streamed.

10.45am: Port watch secure, altered course S59W, log reset.

4.55pm: Altered course S56W, log 94.

8.35pm: Darkened Ship.

9.30pm: Clocks retarded 15 minutes.

[Distance run through the Water: 39 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Sambro Light Vessel N40E, 19 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 4081 tons]


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25 May 1916

From Halifax NS to New York

Lat 40.28, Long -69.95

1.0am: Clock retarded 15 minutes.

3.45am: Altered course N82W, log showing 275 reset.

5.0am: Clock retarded 15 minutes.

6.15am: Set in thick. Closed WTD.

10.52am: Nantucket Light Vessel abeam, altered course S88W, log 108 reset.

11.0am: Clock retarded 15 Minutes.

2.0pm: Engines and helm as required to clear steamer. Half speed 6 knots.

3.32pm: Stopped, engines and helm as required to clear steamer.

7.50pm: Darkened Ship.

9.58pm: Weather cleared. Half Speed 16 knots.

11.35pm: Retarded Clock 10 minutes.

[Distance run through the Water: 380.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel N86W, 146 miles]


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26 May 1916

From Halifax NS, Off New York

Lat 39.43, Long -73.93

1.30am: Exercised Guns Crews.

2.0am: Altered course S80W, log 146 reset. Half Speed 6 knots.

9.25am: Altered course N68W, log 48.

11.15am: Non Return Bilge Valves No 2 Hold Correct.

0.20pm: Position C, altered course N80E, log 66 reset. Half Speed 10 knots.

5.50pm: Stopped. Engines as required to close HMS Suffolk.

7.26pm: Altered course S77W, half Speed 6 knots.

8.10pm: Darkened ship. WT Doors closed.

[Distance run through the Water: 195 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Barnegat Light House N22W, 21.5 miles]


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27 May 1916

From Halifax NS, Off New York

Lat 39.62, Long -72.90

4.0am: Altered course N80E, log 54 reset.

0.15pm: Altered course N33E, log 51.5 reset.

1.30pm: Altered course S80W, log 7.5 reset.

7.17pm: Half Speed 15 knots, altered course S40W. 7.25pm: Half Speed 6 knots, altered course S80W.

10.20pm: C position, altered course N80E, log 54 reset.

[Distance run through the Water: 164.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel N17W, 53 miles]


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28 May 1916

From Halifax NS, Off New York

Lat 40.12, Long -72.63

9.0am: B position, altered course N29E, log 58 reset.

9.30am: Divine Service and Divisions.

10.0am: Sighted HMS Isis.

1.15pm: Came on thick. 1.20pm: Stopped Engines, Log 27.5 Handed.

8.10pm: Darkened Ship.

11.20pm: Cleared, altered course S28W, Half Speed 6 knots.

[Distance run through the Water: 141 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel N50W, 33 miles]


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29 May 1916

From Halifax NS, Off New York

Lat 40.40, Long -72.65

5.48am: Altered course N28E, log 35 reset.

9.30am: Stopped. Lowered Target for 1 inch aiming rifle practice. Engines as required to pick up target.

10.30am: Altered course N28E, log 31 reset.

0.15pm: Altered course S21W, Patent log 11 reset. Half Speed 8 knots.

4.10pm: Sighted HMS Isis. 4.25pm: B position, altered course N28E. Half Speed 6 knots, log 32 reset.

[Distance run through the Water: 80.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel N72W, 25.5 miles]

[Weather fine and quiet, noon temperature 60F, sea temperature 52F]


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30 May 1916

From Halifax NS, Off New York

Lat 39.95, Long -72.55

2.55am: Half speed 8 knots to clear Tow [fog?].

4.30am: Clear.

9.40am: General Quarters carried out quarterly target practice.

10.40am: Target aboard, proceeded 6 knots, altered course N12E, log streamed.

8.5pm: Closed all WT Doors. 8.10pm: Darkened ship. Mustered Night Guns Crews.

[Distance run through the Water: 134 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel N44W, 43 miles]

[Foggy until 4am]


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31 May 1916

From Halifax NS, Off New York

Lat 40.30, Long -72.57

6.27pm: Stopped. 6.35pm: Seaboat left ship.

7.10pm: Returned. Half Speed 6 knots, altered course S28W.

[Distance run through the Water: 146 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel N69W, Distant 30 miles]


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LOGS FOR JUNE 1916


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for June 1916]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed by Navigating Officer, as before]

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[Page not filled in but signed by Captain Corbett, dated 5th July 1916]


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1 June 1916

Off New York

Lat 40.18, Long -72.50

9.35am: Divisions, Prayers and Exercised Submarine Defence with 1 inch aiming rifle.

11.30am: Secure. 11.40am: Picked up Target.

Noon: Half Speed 10 knots, S40W, log reset.

3.35pm: Sighted HMS Isis.

4.0pm: Stopped Engines. 4.22pm: Seaboat away. 4.50pm: Returned. 4.56pm: Isis boat leaves ship. 5.0pm: Half Speed 6 knots, altered course N28E.

11.55pm: Skinnecock [sic] Light bore N5E magnetic. Midnight: Altered course S28W, log 45 reset.

[Distance run through the Water: 129 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel N61W, 37 miles]


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2 June 1916

From Halifax NS, Off New York

Lat 39.77, Long -72.67

6.30am: Altered course East to close Steamer. 6.50am: Course again.

8.0am: B position, altered course N28E, log 46.5 reset.

9.32am: Half Speed 12 knots, log handed showing 10. Helm to Commanders Orders while exercising Submarine Defence, 1 inch aiming Rifle.

10.30am: Non Return Bilge Valves No 2 Hold correct.

Noon: Half Speed 6 knots N28E, log reset.

7.35pm: Shinnecock Light N4W, 10 miles, altered course S28W, log reset.

8.10pm: Mustered Night Duty guns Crews and Darkened Ship.

[Distance run through the Water: 131.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel N28.5W, 49 miles]


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3 June 1916

From Halifax NS, Off New York

Lat 40.18, Long -72.47

6.15am: B position, altered course N28E. Log 56.5 reset.

0.40pm: Altered course N12E, log 38.5.

4.45pm: A position, altered course S28W, log 62 reset.

7.59pm: Altered course N28E, log 18 reset.

9.0pm: Altered course S28W, log 5.5 reset.

[Distance run through the Water: 136 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel N61W, 37 miles]


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4 June 1916

From Halifax NS, Off New York

Lat 40.42, Long -72.48

4.45am: B position, altered course N28E, log 42.5 reset.

9.30am: Divisions and Divine Service.

0.20pm: Altered course S28W, log 36.5 reset.

4.10pm: Half Speed 8 knots, altered course N28E, log 18 reset. 4.14pm: Increased speed to close steamer.

5.8pm: Engines stopped, seaboat away.

5.45pm: Seaboat returned and hoisted. Half Speed 6 knots, altered course N28E.

8.40pm: A position, Shinnecock N24W, altered course S28W, log 28.5 reset.

[Distance run through the Water: 131 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel N83.5W, 32 miles]


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5 June 1916

From Halifax NS, Off New York

Lat 40.20, Long -72.37

[Nothing of note in log as Calgarian patrols to and fro]

[Distance run through the Water: 141 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel N65W, 40 miles]


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6 June 1916

From Halifax NS, Off New York

Lat 40.25, Long -72.42

6.45am: Hands scrub and wash upper decks and employed variously.

5.51pm: Increased speed to close Steamer.

6.30pm: Seaboat left Ship. 7.5pm: Seaboat returned and hoisted. Half Speed 10 knots, N28E, log reset.

9.24pm: Shinnecock Light North log 3.

[Distance run through the Water: 145.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel N67.5W, 38 miles]


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7 June 1916

From Off New York to Halifax NS

Lat 40.95, Long -68.42

2.30am: Clock advanced 30 minutes.

3.35am: Exercised Night Guns Crews.

4.30am: Clock advanced 15 minutes.

6.10am: Set in Foggy.

7.5am: Weather cleared.

8.22am: Nantucket N8W Distant 5 miles, log 135 reset.

10.35am: General Quarters and Full Speed. 10.55am: Half Speed 16 [knots] and Disperse.

3.53pm: Altered course N66E, log 120 reset.

11.0pm: Advanced clock 15 minutes.

[Distance run through the Water: 267.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Sable N40E, 196 miles]


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8 June 1916

From Off New York to Halifax NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56 [estimated]

3.5am and 5.45am: Clocks advanced 15 minutes.

7.0am: Submarine Defence Stations.

9.20am: Stopped Engines to clear Fishing Nets. Passed clear of all nets.

9.30am: Pennant Shoal Buoy abeam, altered course S40W, log 108.

10.15am: Sambro Buoy abeam, altered course N29E, log 117.

10.55am: Chebucto Light House abeam. Handed log.

11.35am: Passed through boom defence. Secure.

Noon: Moored in D berth.

[Double anchor [symbol] D Berth. Citadel S43W, Exhibition Buildings N10E]

0.5pm: Officer of Guard arrived.

1.30pm: Dispatch boat with 1 letter CO.

1.40pm: Coal alongside. Commenced coaling ship Shore labour.

4.30pm: Liberty men landed.

6.0pm: HMS Leviathan proceeded out of Harbour.

6.10pm: 2 Midshipmen and 7 Stokers joined Ship and 1 AB RNR from Hospital.

7.15pm: Landed Patrol.

9.35pm: Visited by Dispatch boat.

10.15pm: Libertymen and Patrol on board.

11.45pm: Ceased coaling. Tons on board 950.

[Distance run through the Water: 348.5 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 2146 tons]


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9 June 1916

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

7.15am: Liberty men on board.

9.15am: Dispatch boat visited ship. 9.20am: Dockyard party landed and also Escort 1 NCO, 2 men.

1.30pm: Visited by Dispatch boat 3 letters CO.

2.10pm: Landed Liberty men.

4.0pm: Landed Patrol.

5.15pm: Dispatch boat visited ship 2 letters CO.

10.15pm: Liberty men and Patrol on board.

[Weather mostly fine, noon temperature 51F]


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10 June 1916

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

4.0am: Taking in Fresh Water.

6.55am: Commenced Coaling. 7.0am: Hands engaged in cleaning Flats.

9.30am: Landed Escort and Gunner’s party to Dockyard.

11.45am: Escort and Prisoner on board.

1.30pm: Liberty men landed. Hands make and mend.

2.0pm: Received 26 bags of Mails for HMS Isis.

2.20pm: Discharged Mr Auld Midshipman to sick Quarters.

4.0pm: Landed Patrol.

5.30pm: Visited by Dispatch Boat 1 letter CO. Finished Coaling, 2000 tons aboard.

5.45pm: HMS Isis arrived, sent mails, visited by OOG [Officer of Guard].

6.40pm: Patrol returned to Ship.

8.0pm: Patrol landed.

10.20pm: Liberty men and Patrol on board.


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11 June 1916

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

9.20am: Dispatch Boat visited Ship 1 letter CO and took 1 letter CO HMS Niobe.

10.55am: Received 35 bags of Mails for HMS Drake. Landed Marine Patrol.

5.30pm: HMS Drake arrived, sent mails and boarded by OOG.

9.30pm: Dispatch boat visited Ship 1 letter CO.

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 4092 tons]

[Thick fog from noon onwards]


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12 June 1916

At Halifax

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

8.45am: Hands fells in, employed in painting ship, also Ammunition Party of 28 Men and 2 POs.

10.40am: Received Ammunition from Gophir [Tug Gopher].

11.15am: Landed Dockyard Party.

Noon: Dockyard Party on board.

1.45pm: 1 letter to HMS Isis.

2.0pm: Dispatched one letter to HMS Drake and one to HMS Niobe.

4.45pm: Dockyard parties returned on board. Read Warrant No 61. Landed Patrol.

10.25pm: Liberty men and Patrol on board.

[Mist or fog all day]


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13 June 1916

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

6.45am: Hands employed in rigging stages for painting ship.

7.30am: Men from Dockyard on board.

9.15am: Chief Gunner Mr Graven joined ship.

9.30am: Landed Escort 1 NCO and 2 Men. Hands painting ship and etc.

11.0am: Discharged J Beggs Stoker to Sick Quarters.

11.45am: Escort returned on Board.

1.30pm: Hands employed painting Ship.

3.20pm: Ceased painting owing to Rain.

4.30pm: Liberty men landed and Dockyard men left Ship.

5.15pm: Dispatch boat brought one letter Mr Raven.

7.0pm: Landed Patrol 6 AB and 1 PO.

10.0pm: Liberty men and Patrol on board.


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14 June 1916

At Halifax

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

6.45am: Hands employed preparing for Painting Ship.

7.45am: Dockyard men on board.

8.30am: Hands employed on Painting Ship.

9.55am: Escort landed 1 NCO and 2 Men.

11.55am: Escort returned on board.

1.15pm: Hands employed painting ship.

5.5pm: Motor Boat to HMS Niobe for Confidential Papers.

5.15pm: Visited by Dispatch boat 2 letter[s] CO.

7.20pm: Landed Patrol 1 PO, 6 AB.


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15 June 1916

At Halifax

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

6.45am: Hands employed in cleaning flats and scrubbing water-line.

8.25am: Dockyard Party landed 2 PO and 20 men.

9.45am: Escort landed 1 NCO, 2 men.

11.15am: Dockyard Party returned on board.

0.15pm: Escort and prisoner on board.

1.25pm: Funeral Party landed. [An entry on the Casualty List for 14 June indicates: Calgarian, armed merchant cruiser. AULD, Robert McD, Ty/Midshipman, RNR, died after appendix surgery]

1.45pm: Hands employed painting ship.

3.55pm: Funeral party returned on board.

5.15pm: Dispatch boat brought 3 letters CO.

7.0pm: Landed Patrol 2 PO, 6 ABs.


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16 June 1916

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

9.10am: Landed Escort 1 NCO, 2 Marines [?].

9.30am: Hands employed painting and preparing for coal lighters.

11.30am: Dockyard party return to ship.

Noon: Sent two letters by Isis boat.

1.15pm: Hands preparing ship for sea.

1.50pm: Commenced coaling, shore labour.

2.0pm: Sent two letters to Dockyard Motor boat. 2.10pm: Received 1 letter for CO, Drake’s boat.

4.30pm: Landed POs and Patrol.

6.35pm: Escort and two prisoners on board.

7.50pm: Mr Raven Gunner discharged to HMS Drake for passage.

10.30pm: Finished Coaling, 140 Tons.


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17 June 1916

From Halifax NS to Off New York

Lat 43.50, Long -64.47

5.30am: Preparing for sea.

5.53am: Unmoored. 6.3am: Engines and helm as required. 6.10am: Dispatch boat visited ship.

6.36am: Passed through boom defence. Submarine defence stations, Half Speed 16 knots.

7.23am: Left War channel, altered course S24W, log streamed.

7.30am: Retarded Clocks 15 minutes.

7.40am: Sambro Light Buoy abeam, altered course S59W, log 8, reset.

11.0am: Clocks retarded 15 minutes.

4.47pm: Altered course S56W, log 140.5.

9.0pm: Darkened ship, closed WT Doors.

[Distance run through the Water: 88 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Sambro Light Buoy N34.5E, 69 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 3990 tons]


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18 June 1916

From Halifax NS to Off New York

Lat 40.13, Long -70.58

0.10am: Hazy with patches of Fog.

1.45am: N85W, lo[g] 270.5 reset.

2.55am: Exercised Night Guns Crews.

6.15am: Closed all WT Doors.

8.13am: Passed USA Battleship.

2.20pm: Fog lifted. Half speed 14 knots. 2.40pm: Fog set in. Half speed 8 knots.

4.7pm: Weather clear. Half Speed 15 knots. 4.15pm: Opened WT Doors.

8.15pm: Altered course to close HMS Suffolk.

8.32pm: Stopped, log handed 239. 9.6pm: Lowered seaboat.

9.20pm: Seaboat returned and hoisted. 9.36pm: Altered course S68W, Half Speed 6 knots, log streamed and reset.

[Distance run through the Water: 340 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel N71W, 120 miles]

[Foggy for much of the day, noon temperature 62F, sea temperature 61F]


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19 June 1916

From Halifax NS, Off New York

Lat 40.40, Long -74.05

6.15am: Hands engaged in scrubbing and washing upper decks.

11.25am: Sighted Brigantine Shoal buoy, altered course N80E, log 78 and reset.

7.45pm: Altered course S80W, Log 66 reset.

9.30pm: Darkened Ship, closed Watertight Doors.

[Distance run through the Water: 174.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Barnegat Light House N6W, 22 miles]

[Weather mostly fine, noon temperature 68F, sea temperature 64F]


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20 June 1916

From Halifax NS, Off New York

Lat 39.88, Long -72.73

11.5am: Sighted HMS Suffolk. 11.20am: Courses and Speed various while at Range Finder Exercise with Suffolk.

0.31pm: Seaboat left Ship for Suffolk. 0.45pm: Seaboat returned. 0.50pm: S72W log reset. Reduced to 8 knots.

8.55pm: C Position, altered course N80E, log 59 reset.

10.55pm: Sent boat away to see if ship was properly darkened.

11.45pm: Exercised Night Action Stations. Midnight: Secure and Disperse.

[Distance run through the Water: 191.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel N30W, 41 miles]


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21 June 1916

From Halifax NS, Off New York

Lat 39.40, Long -73.98

0.10am: Seaboat secure. Half speed 8 knots.

5.30am: B position, altered course S80W, log 56 reset. 5.35am: Challenged HMS Suffolk.

0.35pm: C Position, altered course N80E, log 55.5 reset.

8.20pm: B position, altered course S85W, log 63 reset.

9.10pm: Darkened Ship and closed WT Doors.

[Distance run through the Water: 166.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Barnegat N15W, 23 miles]


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22 June 1916

From Halifax NS, Off New York

Lat 39.75, Long -72.47

4.0am: C Position, altered course N80E, log 55, reset.

9.53am: B position.

10.45am: Sighted HMS Suffolk. Speed and Courses Various, While at Range Finder Exercise.

0.15pm: Range Exercise Finished.

0.41pm: Suffolks boat alongside. 0.48pm: Boat left. Half Speed 8 knots. 1.0pm: Altered course S85W, log reset.

8.30pm: Mustered Night Guns Crews and Seaboat Crew.

9.0pm: Found concave mirror of Port Search light cracked, shipped new one.

10.0pm: C Position, altered course N80E, log 69 reset.

[Distance run through the Water: 196 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel N36W, 55 miles]


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23 June 1916

From Halifax NS, Off New York

Lat 40.38, Long -72.42

2.25am: Exercised Night Guns Crews 1 minute.

5.15am: B position, altered course S80W, log 57.5 reset.

5.40am: Sighted HMS Isis and closed her.

6.5am: Engines Stopped, sea boat away.

6.48am: Seaboat returned to ship. 6.55am: Half Speed 8 knots, altered course N30E, log reset.

3.15pm: Shinnecock N18W (magnetic) Distant 10 miles, altered course S28W, log 66 reset.

10.50pm: Altered course N28E, log 60 reset.

[Distance run through the Water: 173 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel N78W, 30 miles]


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24 June 1916

From Halifax NS, Off New York

Lat 39.75, Long -72.78

[Log just records routine matters, with changes of course at 5.20am, noon and 6.30pm]

[Distance run through the Water: 190.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel N22.5W, 47 miles]


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25 June 1916

From Halifax NS, Off New York

Lat 40.28, Long -72.55

9.30am: Closed Steamer. 9.40am: Handed log. 10.0am: Stopped Engines. Seaboat away.

10.35am: Seaboat returned. 10.37am: Half Speed 8 knots, Log streamed.

10.55pm: Shinnecock bore N12E.

11.40pm: Shinnecock N6E, Distant 15 miles, altered course S28W, log 58.5 reset.

[Distance run through the Water: 178 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel N63W, 31 miles]


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26 June 1916

From Halifax NS, Off New York

Lat 39.92, Long -72.73

3.25am: Dense fog. Engines to Slow Ahead. Closed WT Doors.

4.30am: Light reported on Starboard Bow. Stopped. 4.31am: Ship collided with us on Starboard Side. 4.35am: First heard Steamer Fog horn, called away sea boat crew. 4.40am: Boat left ship to stand by other vessel.

5.10am: Received signal from our boat “Ship alright proceeding”. 5.15am: Seaboat returned and reported ship’s name American TS [?] Ranger [see notes below]. No material damage.

[Ship’s position (Approximate) in Collision Lat 40 04 N, Long 72 39 W]

[Sounding boom and fittings carried away through Collision. Lost 25 Fathoms 2 inch wire, 30 Fathoms Manilla Rope 2.5 inch, 3 Wooden Block 6 inch and 20 feet of Boom. 1 Brass Block (Pattern No 398B)]

5.32am: Half speed astern. 5.37am: Stopped.

6.35am: Half Speed astern. 6.43am: Stopped.

7.5am: Half speed astern, 7.10am: Stopped.

10.55am: Weather cleared. Half speed 8 knots, altered course S28W, log streamed.

0.20pm: All WT Doors closed.

1.20pm: Stopped on B position log 17.5 Handed.

4.25pm: Slow ahead log streamed and reset.

4.36pm: Read Warrant No 62.

6.0pm: Altered course N28E, log 8 reset.

7.15pm: Engines to Dead Slow.

8.5pm: Mustered Night Duty Guns Crews.

[Distance run through the Water: 135.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel N22W, 39 miles]

[Thick fog for most of day, noon temperature 65F, sea temperature 63F]

[Note: There were a number of US ships called “Ranger” at this time; assuming that “TS” was “Training Ship” this could have been USS Ranger IV (ScStr) an iron-hulled steam-powered ship with full-rig auxiliary sail, launched in 1876; after seeing intermittent service she was loaned to the State of Massachusetts in 1909 as a school ship (based in Boston); in 1917 she was renamed “Rockport” and in 1918 she became “Nantucket” and operated as a gunboat in WWI, as well as a training ship; she was again used as a training ship from 1920 to 1944 (later on being renamed “TV Emery Rice”) and was finally scrapped in 1958.]


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27 June 1916

From Halifax NS, Off New York

Lat 39.75, Long -72.95

2.50am: Exercised Night Guns Crews, 1 minute.

4.15am: Increased speed to 8 knots. 4.30am: Increased speed to 11 knots. Zig Zagging. 4.40am: Sounded Submarine Defence Stations ‒ A Watch. 4.55am: Reduced to 8 knots.

5.25am: Altered course S28W, log reset. 6.15am: Stopped, log 8.

7.45am: Half Speed 11 knots, log reset.

8.0am: B Watch.

0.5pm: Altered course N37E Mean, log 44 reset.

4.0pm: D Watch Submarine Defence.

6.0pm: Shinnecock Light House N31E magnetic. A Watch Submarine Defence. 6.10pm: Altered course S20W, log 65.5 reset.

8.0pm: B Watch Submarine Defence.

9.20pm: Darkened Ship.

10.10pm: Steady on S20W and reduced to 5 knots.

[Distance run through the Water: 110.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel N14W, 44.5 miles]


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28 June 1916

From Halifax NS, Off New York

Lat 40.09, Long -72.57

Midnight: C Watch Submarine Defence. 0.35am: Altered course N28E, log 59 reset.

4.0am: D Watch Submarine Defence.

4.45am: Half Speed 11 knots, commenced Zig Zagging.

7.35am: A position, altered course S28W, log 57 reset.

8.0am: A Watch Submarine Defence.

9.45am: Set in thick, reduced to 8 knots.

10.50am: Stopped. Log Handed. Thick Fog.

0.30pm: B Watch Submarine Defence.

1.45pm: Set Course S38W, Increased to 8 knots. 1.55pm: Increased to 11 knots.

4.0pm: C Watch Submarine Defence.

4.25pm: Altered course N28E, log 27 reset.

6.0pm: D Watch Submarine Defence.

8.0pm: A Watch Submarine Defence.

10.10pm: Ceased Zig-Zagging.

11.30pm: Shinnecock N2E, magnetic, Distant 10.5 miles, altered course S52W, increased to 12 knots, log 70 reset.

[Distance run through the Water: 209 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel N50.5W, 37 miles]

[Mostly foggy from 6am to 1pm]


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29 June 1916

From Halifax NS, Off New York

Lat 39.92, Long -73.10

1.0am: B Watch Submarine Defence.

4.45am: Half Speed 11 knots, Zig-zagging.

5.5am: Lat 39 56 N, Long 72 1 W. Discovered the body of W Lewis PO II RFR O No 126755 on the after end of B Deck with his throat cut.

[Entry on Casualty List for 28 June reads: Calgarian, armed merchant cruiser. LEWIS, William, Petty Officer 2c (RFR A 2391), 126755, illness]

8.0am: Altered course N80E, log 88 reset. D Watch Submarine Defence.

10.30am: Enquiry held into the death of W Lewis PO.

10.45am: Altered course N2W, log 29.5 reset.

11.55am: Challenged HMS Carnavon [Carnarvon].

Noon: Closed HMS Carnavon.

1.0pm: Reduced to 12 knots, altered course S66W, log 23.5.

2.15pm: Resumed Enquiry into death of Late PO Lewis.

5.0pm: Stopped. Committed the body of PO Lewis to the Deep. Lat 39 31.5 N, Long 73 43 W.

6.5pm: Altered course N80E, log 54 reset.

10.0pm: Mustered Night Guns Crews, Seaboat crew and Darkened Ship.

11.5pm: Exercised Night Gun Crews 1 minute.

[Distance run through the Water: 228.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel N7W, 34 miles]


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30 June 1916

From Halifax NS, Off New York

Lat 39.7, Long -72.8

7.0am: C Position, altered course N80E, log 60.5 reset.

7.5am: Stoker James Murphy came to the Bridge acting Strangely. Was put on the Doctor’s Charge. B1 Guns Crew on Watch.

8.10pm: Mustered X2 Gun Crew on Watch correct.

9.45pm: Altered course East to clear SS.

[Distance run through the Water: 235.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel N14W, 48 miles]


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LOGS FOR JULY 1916


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[Cover of Copy of Log for July 1916, signed by Navigating Officer, as before]

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[Page not filled in but signed by Captain, as before, dated 6th August 1916]

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1 July 1916

From Halifax NS, Off New York

Lat 40.67, Long -69.30

0.15am: B position, altered course S80W, log 61 reset. 0.45am: Altered course N82E, log 6 reset.

11.0am: Commenced Zigzagging.

11.30am: Nantucket Light Vessel N7W, Distant 4 miles. 11.38am: Altered course N83E, log 158 reset.

2.0pm: A Watch Submarine Defence.

4.0pm: B Watch Submarine Defence.

6.0pm: Mustered B and C Watch’s Submarine Defence, correct.

8.0pm: Mustered C and D Submarine Watches and correct. 8.15pm: Altered course N64E, log 140 reset.

10.0pm: Stopped Zigzagging.

Midnight: Mustered D and A Guns Crews correct.

[Distance run through the Water: 298 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Nantucket Light Vessel S82W, 10 miles]


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2 July 1916

From Halifax NS, Off New York [to Halifax]

Lat 44.17, Long -63.67

3.0am: Advanced Clock 10 minutes.

4.30am: Commenced zigzagging.

9.30am: Divisions and Divine Service.

0.45pm: Sambro Buoy abeam.

1.13pm: Sambro Light House abeam. 1.20pm: Entered War Channel.

2.8pm: Passed through Submarine Boom Defence. 2.10pm: Engines Slow. 2.15pm: Stopped. 2.20pm: Dropped Starboard Anchor. 2.30pm: Dropped Port Anchor.

[Double Anchor [symbol] D Berth. Bearings, magnetic, Clock Tower S45W, Exhibition Buildings N12E]

2.25pm: Officer of Guard visited Ship.

2.30pm: Received 24 Bags of Mail. Hands employed in turning in boats, preparing ship for coaling.

5.30pm: Visited by Dispatch Boat, sent 2 letters.

7.45pm: Covered guns and hoisted skiff.

10.0pm: Darkened Ship. Sentries placed in Forward and After Part of Ship.

11.15pm: Moored Motor boat for night.

[Distance run through the Water: 378 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Sambro Light House N29E, 14 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1847 tons]


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3 July 1916

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56 [estimated]

5.0am: Daylight. Sentries taken off.

7.0am: Hands preparing for coaling.

8.50am: Coal lighters came alongside, also Visited by Dispatch boat. 9.30am: Commenced coaling, shore labour.

10.30am: HMS Suffolk slipped and proceeded out of Harbour.

1.20pm: Leave granted Starboard Watch.

1.30pm: 7 new Ratings joined Ship.

1.50pm: Discharged C Conway, and J Murphy, Stokers, to Sick Quarters.

2.0pm: Dispatch Boat visited Ship.

3.20pm: Motor Boat received from Dockyard.

4.30pm: Landed Patrol 2 PO[s] and 8 men.

6.0pm: Discharged 1 Signal man RNVR to Flagship. 1 Signalman RNVR joined Ship.

6.5pm: Coal Elevator came alongside. Liberty boys returned from Leave.

9.30pm: Sentries Posted.

10.20pm: Liberty men and Patrol on board.

11.30pm: Coal on board 558 Tons.


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4 July 1916

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

4.45am: Sentries taken off.

6.45am: Landed 1 PO and 2 men to pick up Stragglers.

8.0am: Recommenced coaling shore labour.

10.15am: One Officer 1 NCO and 3 men landed Escort Duty.

11.45am: Escort return with two Prisoners.

1.30pm: Liberty men landed.

4.0pm: Landed Patrol.

4.30pm: Liberty men landed. Read Warrant No 65.

10.5pm: Darkened Ship and Sentries Posted.

11.45pm: Ceased Coaling. Coal on board 1892.


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5 July 1916

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

4.45am: Sentries taken off.

7.35am: 4 Plumbers on board from Dockyard.

8.55am: Visited by DSB [Duty Steam Boat] sent 7 letters.

9.15am: Landed Dental Party 3 men.

10.10am: Sent Dockyard [?] Carpenter party.

11.40am: Dockyard party returned on board.

1.30pm: Hands make and mend.

8.15pm: Visited by DSB, sent two letter[s], 1 Parcel.

Midnight: Tons taken in 2340. Ceased coaling.


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6 July 1916

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

7.50am: 4 Dockyard men on board.

9.50am: Finished Coaling 2356 tons in.

11.0am: C in C visited Ship.

11.30am: C in C left Ship. Captain of HMS Cumberland and Lieutenant Commander from Flagship Held an Inquiry on board.

1.0pm: Read Warrant No 66, 67, 68. Discharged three Prisoners to Niobe with Escort.

2.0pm: Returned Motor Boat to Dockyard. 2.15pm: Party sent in charge of Boatswain to draw bedding.

3.0pm: Sent Dental Party in charge of Ship Corporal.

4.30pm: Leave granted to POs.

5.45pm: Visited by DSB received 2 letters.

6.45pm: Dental party returned to Ship.

10.0pm: POs returned to Ship. Sentries Posted.

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 4103 tons]


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7 July 1916

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

9.30am: Divisions and Prayers.

10.0am: No 2 Hold Non Return Valves Correct.

1.0pm: Hove short. 1.25pm: Anchor away. Engines as required. 1.30pm: Half Speed 12 knots ‒ Passed through Submarine Defence Boom ‒ Stations ‒ Half Speed 17 knots.

2.35pm: Half Speed 6 knots. Thick Fog, left War Channel. 2.45pm: Altered course S10E.

3.20pm: Increased to 16 knots, clear.

4.5pm: Y1 Guns Crews mustered and found correct.

4.15pm: Opened S Lloyd Doors.

6.0pm: Y2 Guns Crews mustered and found correct.

8.0pm: B1 Guns Crews Mustered and found correct.

10.0pm: Mustered Night Duty Guns Crews, B1 secured.

11.30pm: Set in thick. Reduced to 8 knots. Closed all WT Doors. Clock retarded 5 minutes.


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8 July 1916

From Halifax NS to Off New York

Lat 40.68, Long -68.08

1.0am: Increased to 16 knots.

3.30am and 5.55am: Retarded Clock 5 minutes.

9.0am: Altered course N87W, log 264 reset.

9.40am: Lifebuoys tested found correct.

Noon: A2 Guns Crew mustered and found correct. Altered course S79W, Log 47 reset.

8.35pm: Retarded clock 5 minutes.

11.25pm: One man placed under Sentries charge for Observation.

[Distance run through the Water: 335 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Nantucket Light Vessel S87W, 70 miles]


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9 July 1916

From Halifax NS

Lat 40.67, Long -71.73

1.0am: Arrived on Patrol at B position, altered course N25E, log 245 reset. Reduced to 8 knots.

3.30am and 4.10am: Retarded clock 5 minutes.

4.40am: Commenced Zigzagging, increased speed to 11 knots and Exercised Night Duty Guns Crews and closed up A1 Guns Crew.

8.0am: A1 and 2 Guns Crew mustered and found correct.

9.30am: Divisions and Divine Service.

10.15am: Fog set in, closed all WT Doors, ceased zigzagging and reduced to 8 knots.

11.5am: A position, altered course S25W, Log 99 and reset.

11.30am: Cleared, zigzagged, Increased to 11 knots.

0.54pm: Reduced to 8 knots. Closed all WT Doors, ceased zigzagging.

2.20pm: Increased to 11 knots, Zigzagged and opened WT Doors.

9.0pm: B position, altered course N25E, log 95 reset.

10.10pm: Reduced Speed to 8 knots and ceased zigzagging.


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10 July 1916

From Halifax NS, Off New York

Lat 40.28, Long -71.85

4.45am: Exercised Night Guns Crew and closed up B2 Gun’s Crew. Increased speed to 11 knots and commenced to Zig-Zag.

7.30am: A position, altered course S25W, log 95 reset.

8.10am: Ceased to [sic] Zig-Zagging. Reduced to 8 knots. A1 and B1 secured. Crews dismissed.

4.30pm: Evening Quarters. Warrant No 69 read out, Stoker Sheldon placed in cells.

7.20pm: B position, altered course N25E, log 93 reset.

9.45pm: Mustered and Exercised Night Duty Guns Crews.

[Distance run through the Water: 217.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel N79W, 61 miles]


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11 July 1916

From Halifax NS

Lat 39.70, Long -71.93

11.25pm: Increased Speed to close Steamer. 11.55pm: Fired a blank charge. Midnight: Resumed Course and Speed.

[Apart from this, log records routine matters while patrolling to and fro]

[Distance run through the Water: 199 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel N50W, 75 miles]


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12 July 1916

From Halifax NS, Off New York

Lat 40.07, Long -71.92

9.30am: Divisions and Prayers. Read Articles of War.

[Distance run through the Water: 150 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel N67W, 62 miles]

[Weather fine and quiet, noon temperature 71F, sea temperature 68F]


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13 July 1916

From Halifax NS, Off New York

Lat 39.75, Long -71.93

10.30am: Port Watch to Small Arm Drill.

0.20pm: Set in thick, closed WT Doors, reduced speed to 5 knots. 0.50pm: Cleared, Increased to 8 knots.

10.30pm: Sighted US Battle Fleet bound NNE. 10.40pm: Altered course N19E log 42, reset. Reduced speed to 5 knots.

[Distance run through the Water: 168.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel N53W, 71.5 miles]


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14 July 1916

From Halifax NS, Off New York

Lat 40.28, Long -71.65

8.5am: Closed all WT Doors. Mustered T2 and B1 Guns Crew correct. 8.20am: Reduced to 5 knots, Heavy Rain.

8.43am: Cleared, increased to 8 knots.

5.0pm: Set in thick. Reduced speed to 5 knots, closed all WT Doors.

8.55pm: B position, altered course N23E, log 88.5 reset.

[Distance run through the Water: 168.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel N81W, 70 miles]


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15 July 1916

From Halifax NS, Off New York

Lat 39.97, Long -72.04

0.30pm: Mustered X2, B2 Guns Crews correct. Increased to 12 knots to close steamer.

1.25pm: Stopped Engines. Sea boat away. 2.0pm: Seaboat returned and hoisted. Half speed 10 knots.

7.4pm: Closed on HMS Cumberland. 7.20pm: Stopped Engines. Log handed.

8.51pm: Half Speed 12 knots, altered course N47W, log reset.

[Distance run through the Water: 165.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel N60W, 60 miles]


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16 July 1916

From Halifax NS, Off New York

Lat 39.47, Long -72.13

0.55am: Montauk Light N32W magnetic. Block Island SE Point Light N6E magnetic, altered course S32W, log 37 reset.

9.30am: Mustered by Open List. 10.10am: Divine Service.

0.55pm: Altered course N25E, log 90.5 reset.

6.5pm: Increased speed to close Steamer.

6.50pm: Stopped Engines. Seaboat away. 7.20pm: Seaboat returned. 7.22pm: Half Speed 8 knots, Course N25E.

[Distance run through the Water: 190.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel N38.5W, 78.5 miles]


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17 July 1916

From Halifax NS, Off New York

Lat 39.97, Long -72.09

0.30am: Montauk Light North (magnetic). Block Island Light N35E magnetic, altered course S23W, log 90, reset.

8.25am: Altered course N23E, log 57.5 reset.

9.40am: Exercised Submarine Watches with one inch Aiming rifle.

11.35am: Stopped Engines to pick up target. 11.40am: Altered course N45E, log 9 reset. Half Speed 8 knots.

6.15pm: A position, altered course S25W, log 52 reset.

9.15pm: Darkened Ship.

[Distance run through the Water: 160.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel N58W, 58 miles]


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18 July 1916

From Halifax NS, Off New York

Lat 39.62, Long -72.12

9.18am: Stopped. Slipped Target. 9.30am: Divisions and Prayers. 9.40am: General Quarters, 6 inch Quarterly Shoot.

10.35am: Stopped to pick up target. 10.40am: Target aboard. Half Speed 8 knots.

11.10am: Stopped. Steering Gear out of order. Log handed 26.5.

0.32pm: Steering Gear Repaired. Half Speed 8 knots, altered course N25E, log 26.5.

2.22pm: Stopped, log 40.5 handed.

10.0pm: Half Speed 8 knots, altered course S10W, log reset.

[Distance run through the Water: 166.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel N43W, 70 miles]


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19 July 1916

From Halifax NS, Off New York

Lat 39.80, Long -72.17

[Log mostly records routine matters ‒ all log entries shown here as example]

4.0am: Mustered X2 and A1 Gun’s Crews correct.

5.30am: Cleared away A1 and B1.

8.0am: Mustered A1 and A2 Guns Crews correct.

9.30am: Divisions and Prayers.

9.40am: Half Speed 8 knots, altered course N25E, log reset.

4.0pm: Mustered Y1 and B1 Guns Crew and found correct.

4.30pm: Evening Quarters, altered course S25W, log 53.5 reset.

6.0pm: Altered course N25E, log 8. Mustered B1 and B2 Guns Crews found correct.

8.0pm: Mustered B2, Y1 Guns Crew found correct.

9.30pm: Darkened ship.

10.0pm: Montauk Light N7E magnetic, Block Island Light N46W magnetic, altered course S25W, log 40 reset.

[Distance run through the Water: 45.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel N49W, Distant 61 miles]


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20 July 1916

From Halifax NS, Off New York

Lat 39.40, Long -72.47

5.50am: Eased to 5 knots, closed WT Doors [fog].

8.22am: Fog cleared. Increased speed to 8 knots.

1.15pm: Altered course N35E, log 87.5 reset.

4.30pm: Opened WT Doors.

9.30pm: Darkened Ship, closed WT Doors.

[Distance run through the Water: 157 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel N27W, 72 miles]

[Easterly wind force 6 or 7 in pm, with rough sea from 8pm. Rain in pm, noon temperature 74F, sea temperature 71F]


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21 July 1916

From Halifax NS, Off New York

Lat 40.45, Long -71.87

[Log just records routine matters, while patrolling]

[Distance run through the Water: 135.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel N89W, 60 miles]


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22 July 1916

From Halifax NS, Off New York

Lat 40.73, Long -71.61

9.20am: Reduced to 5 knots, closed all WT Doors [fog].

9.55am: Fog lifted. Increased to 8 knots.

10.54am: Reduced to 5 knots [foggy again].

3.0pm: Half Speed 8 knots.

4.30pm: Evening Quarters. Read out Warrant No 68.

[Distance run through the Water: 151.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel S78W, 72.5 miles]

[Foggy from 9am to 3pm]


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23 July 1916

From Halifax NS, Off New York

Lat 40.30, Long -71.70

3.30am: Montauk Light N45W Magnetic, Block Island Light N47E magnetic, altered course S11W, log 52 reset. Reduced to 5 knots.

9.30am: Divisions and Divine Service. 9.35am: Increased to 8 knots.

1.30pm: Stopped Engines. Log handed 50.

4.30pm: Half speed 5 knots, N11E, log streamed. Evening Quarters.

6.30pm: Stopped. Log 11 handed.

10.40pm: Half Speed 8 knots N11E, log reset.

11.30pm: Increased speed to 12 knots, log 6 reset.

[Distance run through the Water: 141.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel N81W, 69 miles]


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24 July 1916

From Halifax NS, Off New York

Lat 40.87, Long -68.22

Midnight: Half Speed 15 knots.

5.40am: Altered course S45E.

6.30am: Altered course East, log 100.5 reset.

8.30am: Reduced to 10 knots. Closed all WT Doors.

3.45pm: Increased to 15 knots.

4.30pm: Evening Quarters, altered course N62E, log 112.5 reset.

5.45pm: Reduced to 10 knots.

7.20pm: Increased to 15 knots.

8.30pm: Reduced to 10 knots. 8.50pm: Darkened Ship closed WT Doors.

10.15pm: Advanced Clock 10 minutes.

11.42pm: Increased to 15 knots.

[Distance run through the Water: 193.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Nantucket Light Vessel S77W, 65 miles]

[Foggy from 8.0am to 10.0pm]


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25 July 1916

From Off New York to Halifax NS

Lat 43.93, Long -63.18

0.30am: Opened WT Doors.

1.10am: Altered course N46E, log 109.5 Reset. 1.30am: Altered course N68E, log 4 reset.

3.10am and 4.30am: Advanced clock 10 minutes.

5.40am: Half Speed 10 knots, closed WT Doors.

7.36am: Slow ahead.

9.18am: Half Speed 15 knots. 9.27am: Full ahead, log 100.

2.5pm: Halifax Light Vessel abeam, altered course N24E, log 51 reset.

2.50pm: Reduced to 8 knots. Entered War Channel.

3.15pm: Increased to Full Speed. Fog lifted.

3.35pm: MacNabs Light House abeam. Reduced to 8 knots.

3.50pm: Passed through Boom Defence. Engines and Helm as required. 4.10pm: Moored D Berth. 4.15pm: Visited by Officer of Guard and received 26 Bags of Mails.

[Clock Tower S45W, Exhibition Buildings N12E: D Berth]

6.15pm: Visited by DSB, 3 letters for CO, sent 1 letter private and parcel.

7.30pm: Coal lighters alongside. 7.45pm: Commenced coaling shore labour.

10.0pm: Posted Sentries Fore and Aft.

Midnight: Coal on board 401 Tons.

[Distance run through the Water: 296.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Sambro Light House N29W, 28 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1574 tons]


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26 July 1916

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56 [estimated]

4.45am: Sentries taken off.

7.0am: Hands fell in, employed in cleaning Flats and duty boats.

7.30am: Commenced coaling, shore labour.

1.30pm: Landed Liberty men.

2.0pm: Ratings from Hospital on board.

2.30pm: Officer of Guard from French Cruiser Visited ship.

4.0pm: Landed Patrol.

5.0pm: C Pilvers [?] ord [Ordinary Seaman] Joined ship from HMS Leviathan.

6.45pm: Patrol returned on board.

8.0pm: Landed Patrol.

10.45pm: Patrol on board.

Midnight: Coal on board 1815 tons.


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27 July 1916

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

7.45am: Plumbers on board from Dockyard.

9.0am: Visited by DSB, sent three letters and received one for CO.

9.25am: Landed Escort. 9.30am: Received Cutter from Flagship for boys practise pulling.

11.50am: Escort returned with one absentee.

1.30pm: Liberty men landed. Hands employed as required.

4.0pm: Landed Patrol.

4.35pm: 1 Prisoner released from cells.

11.30pm: Finished coaling. Midnight: Coal taken in 2377 tons.


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28 July 1916

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

8.0am: Commenced coaling.

10.0am: Landed Escort 1 NCO and 2 men.

10.30am: Read Warrant No 69.

10.45am: Landed 14 men at Dockyard to drew Paymaster’s Stores.

11.30am: Escort returned to ship.

0.15pm: Dockyard party returned to ship.

0.45pm: Discharge one Stoker to Niobe with Escort, 1 NCO and 2 men.

2.40pm: Finished Coaling. 2600 Tons taken on board.

4.0pm: Escort returned to ship.

10.0pm: Sentries Posted.

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 4090 tons]


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29 July 1916

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

5.0am: Sentries taken off.

8.30am: French Cruiser came out of Dock.

9.15am: Landed Escort.

11.35am: Escort and 1 Prisoner on board.

1.30pm: Landed Liberty men. 1.45pm: Hands make and mend.

4.55pm: Visited by DSB, received 1 bag of letters.

10.15pm: Liberty men and Patrol on board.


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30 July 1916

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

8.45am: RCs Landed.

9.0am: Chaplain of Flagship held Divine Service on board.

9.45am: Landed Church Party.

10.25am: DSB brought Mail 5 Bags.

Noon: All Church Parties on board.


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31 July 1916

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

5.45am: Started Fog Signals.

7.15am: Hands employed in turning out boats and get ready for sea.

9.35am: Evolution abandon ship.

10.30am: Landed Escort 1 NCO, 2 Privates.

11.30am: Watering and Provisioning ship. 11.35am: Landed the effects of the Late Midshipman Auld to HMS Niobe.

2.0pm: Landed Paymaster and party to draw stores and etc.

3.0pm: Dockyard party returned to ship.

4.0pm: HMS Carnarvon entered.

9.50pm: Fog lifted. 10.0pm: Posted Sentries.

10.10pm: Liberty PO returned to ship.


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LOGS FOR AUGUST 1916


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for August 1916]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed by Navigating Officer, as before]

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[Page not filled in but signed by Captain, as before, not dated]

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[Page for details of Barometer and Thermometers, not filled in]


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1 August 1916

From Halifax NS to Patrol

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

11.0am: Sent English Mail to Flagship.

0.45pm: One AB RNR joined ship from Carnarvon.

1.48pm: DSB visited Ship, sent one letter.

2.27pm: Rung Stand By and broke moorings. 2.30pm: Starboard Anchor away. 2.40pm: Port Anchor away.

2.50pm: Passed through Boom Defence. Half Speed 15 knots. X2 Guns Crew Submarine Defence.

3.30pm: Passed out of War Channel, S15W, log 0.

4.2pm: Sambro Light Vessel abeam, altered course S59W, log 7.5 reset.

6.0pm: Mustered A1 and A2 Guns Crews correct.

8.0pm: Mustered A2 and X1 Guns Crews correct.

9.30pm: Darkened Ship, closed WT Doors.

10.40pm: Altered course S56W. Clock retarded 10 minutes.

Midnight: Mustered X1 and X2 Guns Crews correct.


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2 August 1916

From Halifax NS to Patrol

Lat 40.73, Long -67.77

0.10am: Retarded Clock 10 minutes.

5.5am: Retarded clock 10 minutes.

9.0am: Altered course S88W, log 245 reset.

0.30pm: Altered course to close Steamer. 0.40pm: Reduced to 10 knots.

1.35pm: Fired a blank. 1.40pm: Stopped Engines. 1.50pm: Sea boat away.

[2.0pm: Lat 40 37 N, Long 65 11 W. Boarded the Spanish steamship Isla de Panay [previously seen in January 1915] . Andrew T Mott Lieutenant RNR Boarding Officer. Chas [Charles] W Crosbie Assistant Paymaster RNR Witnessing Officer]

2.40pm: Seaboat returned.

6.57pm: Nantucket Light Vessel abeam Distant 1.5 miles, altered course N81W, log 115.5 reset.

8.55pm: Closed WT Doors. 9.5pm: Darkened Ship.

[Distance run through the Water: 309 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Nantucket Light Vessel S86W, Distant 83.5 miles]


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3 August 1916

From Halifax NS to Patrol

Lat 39.12, Long -73.97

0.15am: Altered course to close steamer, and increased speed to 16 knots.

1.30am: Fired a Blank. 1.32am: Fired Second blank.

1.52am: Altered course N81W, half speed 15 knots.

5.15am: Altered course S53W, log 143 reset.

1.29pm: NE Light Vessel N37W, altered course S12W, log 110 reset.

[Distance run through the Water: 307 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: North End Light Vessel S70W, 26 miles]


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4 August 1916

From Halifax NS, Off Chesapeake

Lat 35.60, Long -74.67

5.17am: Altered course S59W, commenced Zig Zagging.

8.10am: B position, altered course N59E, log 32 reset.

9.30am: Divisions, Prayers. Exercised General Quarters.

10.10am: A position, altered course S59W, log 20 reset.

0.10pm: B position, altered course Mean N59E, zigzagging, log 21 reset.

2.25pm: A position, altered course Mean S59W, log 10 reset.

4.25pm: B position, altered course Mean N59E, log 21.5 reset.

6.25pm: A position, altered course Mean S59W, log 19.5 reset.

8.25pm: B position altered course N59E, log 20.6 reset.

9.30pm: Eased to 5 knots ceased zigzagging.

11.15pm: A position, altered course S59W, log 23 reset.

[Distance run through the Water: 279.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Hatteras S70W, 38 miles]


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5 August 1916

From Halifax NS, Off Chesapeake

Lat 35.68, Long -74.25

[Log records routine matters while Calgarian patrols to and fro, zigzagging during the day]

[Distance run through the Water: 209 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Hatteras S68W, 71 miles]

[Weather fine and quiet, noon temperature 81F, sea temperature 78F]


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6 August 1916

From Halifax NS, Off Chesapeake

Lat 35.62, Long -74.65

9.30am: Divisions and Divine Service.

11.59am: Altered course N59E to close steamer.

4.37pm: Stopped both Engines.

9.0pm: Altered course N23W, log streamed and reset.

[Distance run through the Water: 199.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Hatteras S61W, 59 miles]


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7 August 1916

From Halifax NS, Off Chesapeake

Lat 36.93, Long -75.78

1.48am: Increased speed to 15 knots, altered course N49W, log 55 reset.

2.35am: Challenged by HMS Cumberland.

3.0am: Stopped. 3.7am: Half Speed ahead.

5.0am: Cape Charles Light N48W, Cape Henry Light N79W magnetic, altered course N89W, log 100 reset.

5.27am: Eased to 8 knots. Observed No 2 Gas Buoy Bore West magnetic.

5.45am: Altered course S84W, log 5 reset.

7.15am: No 2 Gas Buoy abeam, altered course N30E, log 10 reset.

7.55am: Altered course S30W, log 5 reset.

9.5am: No 2 Gas Buoy Bore NW, altered course N25E, log 6.

10.45am: Cape Charles Light Vessel Bore N14W magnetic 1.5 miles, altered course S34W, log 13.5 reset.

0.34pm: Cape Henry N63W magnetic, No 2 Buoy S48W magnetic, altered course N30E, log 12.5 reset.

2.30pm: Cape Charles Light House N68W magnetic, Charles Light Vessel N32E magnetic, altered course S35E, log 13 reset. 2.45pm: Stopped.

4.31pm: Half Speed 8 knots, altered course S36W.

6.25pm: Stopped. 6.41pm: Seaboat left ship.

7.5pm: Seaboat returned. 7.10pm: Half Speed 8 knots.

8.55pm: Cape Charles Light Vessel N20W magnetic, Distant 1.5 miles, altered course S30W, log 6 reset.

10.45pm: No 2 Buoy S42W magnetic, Cape Henry Light N80W altered course South, patrolling off No 2 Gas Buoy.

[Distance run through the Water: 186 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Henry Light House West 11 miles]


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8 August 1916

From Halifax NS, Off Chesapeake

Lat 36.94, Long -75.81

0.25am: Altered course N26E.

1.10am: Cape Charles N16W magnetic, Cape Henry N80W magnetic, altered course South, log 5 reset.

2.35am: Cape Henry magnetic N58W, Cape Charles N12W, altered course N12W.

3.55am: Cape Henry Light N79W magnetic, Charles Light Vessel N29E, altered course S12E.

5.30am: Altered course N54E, log 23.2.

6.45am: No 2 Gas Buoy abeam, altered course N30E, log 29.5.

8.40am: Charles Light Vessel abeam, altered course S30W, log 10 reset.

11.15am: No 2 Gas Buoy abeam, altered course N30E, log 12.5.

1.5pm: Charles Light Vessel North magnetic, altered course S30W, log 11.5 reset.

2.55pm: No 2 Gas Buoy abeam, altered course N30E, log 12 reset.

4.30pm: Altered course S30W, log 10.5 reset.

5.45pm: Altered course S47E, log 7.

6.45pm: No 2 Gas Buoy S14W magnetic, altered course N30E, log 12.5.

7.50pm: Stopped Engines, log 8 Handed.

9.40pm: Charles Light Vessel N86 [blank] magnetic, Cape Charles N60W, altered course S34W. Half Speed 8 knots.

9.42pm: Observed searchlight burning inshore.

10.30pm: Stopped, log handed 7.

[Distance run through the Water: 123 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Henry Light House S87W, 9 miles]


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9 August 1916

From Halifax NS, Off Chesapeake

Lat 36.89, Long -75.79

4.0am: Cape Charles Light Vessel N51W magnetic, Cape Henry Light S86W.

6.30am: Half Speed 8 knots, altered course S69W.

8.55am: Stopped, log 17.5. Cape Henry N63W, No 2 Gas Buoy N79W.

9.40am: Half Speed 8 knots, altered course N33W.

10.10am: Stopped. 10.15am: Sea boat away. 10.40am: Seaboat returned.

2.38pm: Half Speed 12 knots to close Steamer.

3.6pm: Stopped Engines. 3.10pm: Seaboat left Ship.

3.35pm: Seaboat returned.

4.25pm: Half Speed 8 knots, Course N12E.

5.50pm: Altered course N25E.

6.30pm: Stopped log 14.5 handed.

9.40pm: Half speed 8 knots, Course S60E.

11.30pm: Stopped, log 14.5 handed.

[Distance run through the Water: 75 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Henry N78W, Distant 11 miles]


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10 August 1916

From Halifax NS, Off Chesapeake

Lat 36.87, Long -75.84

3.10am: Half Speed 8 knots to close steamer.

3.55am: Stopped Engines.

6.45am: Half Speed 8 knots Course N60W.

8.35am: Altered course S30W, log 13.5 reset.

10.20am: No 2 Gas Buoy S55W 1 mile. Stopped.

1.35pm: Half Speed 6 knots, Course N30E.

3.35pm: Engines Stopped log 12. 3.45pm: Half Speed 8 knots S30E. 3.50pm: Stopped Port.

5.22pm: Hoisted not under command Signal.

6.45pm: Hauled down not under command signal. Half speed 8 knots Course South.

7.20pm: Stopped Engines. Charles Light Vessel N21E magnetic, Cape Charles Light N41W.

9.5pm: Darken Ship, closed WT Doors.

[Distance run through the Water: 64 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Henry Light House N69W, 8.5 miles]


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11 August 1916

From Halifax NS, Chesapeake

Lat 36.90, Long -75.82

3.45am: Charles Light Vessel N2E magnetic, Charles Light N43W magnetic.

7.25am: Three USA Battleships sighted Steering WSW.

10.25am: Half Speed 8 knots to close steamer. 10.45am: Stopped. 10.52am: Seaboat left.

11.20am: Returned.

Noon: No 2 Gas Buoy Bore S40W Distant 2.5 miles.

3.0pm: Turbine Repairs completed. 3.10pm: Half Speed 8 knots Course N24E.

3.56pm: Stopped.

4.35pm: Seaboat left ship. 5.0pm: Seaboat returned. 5.20pm: Seaboat hoisted.

6.10pm: Half Speed 8 knots, Course N24E.

7.18pm: Stopped Engines. Cape Charles Light Vessel N24E, 1.5 miles.

8.35pm: Half Speed 8 knots Course S60E, log reset.

11.30pm: Stopped, Log 14 and handed.

[Distance run through the Water: 12 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Henry N81W, Distant 9.5 miles]

[Stopped for most of the day, weather overcast or fine, noon air and sea temperature 78F]


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12 August 1916

From Halifax NS

Lat 36.76, Long -75.82

[Log records routine matters and bearings; ship stopped for much of day]

[Distance run through the Water: 50.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Henry N45W, 13 miles]


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13 August 1916

From Halifax NS, Off Chesapeake

Lat 37.06, Long -75.73

6.15am: Half Speed 10 knots, Course West, log reset.

9.0am: No 2 Gas Buoy abeam, altered course N30E.

11.30am: Stopped Engines. Seaboat left for HMS Berwick.

11.57am: Seaboat returned.

0.10pm: Half Speed 16 knots, altered course N61E, log reset. 0.30pm: Cape Charles Light Vessel N29W magnetic, Distant 2 miles. Patent log 2.6 reset.

8.40pm: Altered course N63E, log 116.

10.0pm: Secured Guns and Mustered Sea boat’s crew.

[Distance run through the Water: 72.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Charles Light Vessel N7E, 1.5 miles]


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14 August 1916

From Chesapeake to Halifax NS

Lat 40.55, Long -69.62

10.20am: Altered course N49E, Patent log 325.5.

11.30am: Observed Nantucket Light Vessel N38E, Patent Log 342.5.

0.15pm: Nantucket Light Vessel abeam Distant 3 miles, log 4.

8.45pm: Clocks advanced 10 minutes. Altered course N59E, log 141.5 rest. Darkened ship, closed WT Doors.

[Distance run through the Water: 352.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Nantucket Light Vessel N17E, Distant 4 miles]


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15 August 1916

From Chesapeake to Halifax NS

Lat 44.63, Long -64.55

3.30am and 5.10am: Clock advanced 10 minutes.

5.45am: Altered course N45E, log 141 reset.

10.45am: Altered course N25E, Halifax Light Vessel abeam, log handed.

11.27am: Entered War Channel.

Noon: Reduced to 8 knots. Mac Mab [McNabs] Island abeam.

0.30pm: Passed through Boom Defence.

0.50pm: Dropped Starboard anchor. 0.56pm: Dropped Port Anchor. 1.5pm: Moored 45 fathoms on each.

[Double anchor [symbol]: Exhibition Buildings N24E, Station Clock N74W: C Berth]

1.15pm: Visited by OOG and received 13 bags of mails.

1.30pm: Hands turn to employed in scrubbing around Ship sides.

3.15pm: Received 3 Stokers Bags and 4 bags of Mails.

5.30pm: DSB visited ship, received 1 letter.

9.30pm: Posted Sentries. Darkened ship.

[Distance run through the Water: 387.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Ives Knoll Light Buoy East 0.5 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1799 tons]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 61F, sea temperature 54F]


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16 August 1916

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.57 [estimated]

5.0am: Sentries taken off.

9.0am: Hands employed painting ship.

10.25am: Both Watches to Collier.

0.40pm: Coaling party returned on board. DSB visited Ship.

5.50pm: Coal Lighter alongside. Coal Lighter from Collier.

4.30pm: Gave Leave to Starboard Watch. Commenced coaling shore labour.

7.0pm: Landed Patrol.

9.45pm: Posted Sentries. 10.0pm: Liberty men and Patrol on board.

11.30pm: Ceased coaling, 276 Tons on board.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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17 August 1916

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.57

6.30am: Coaling party left Ship for Collier to fill bags.

8.0am: Diving Boat alongside.

9.15am: Received Motor Boat from Dockyard.

10.5am: DSB brought two bags of Mails.

Noon: Diving party examining under water fittings.

2.40pm: Visited by DSB. Diving party finished.

4.0pm: Leave to Port Watch.

6.45pm: Patrol returned on board.

7.50pm: Landed Patrol.

10.30pm: Patrol and Liberty men on board.

11.30pm: Stopped Coaling 756 Tons on board, Welsh 96 Tons.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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18 August 1916

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.57

6.30am: Port Watch to Collier Coaling Party.

8.45am: Coaling Party returned from Collier.

2.30pm: Discharged Midshipman MacDonald to Hospital. Disinfected Party and Boat on return to ship.

3.20pm: Liberty men landed.

10.20pm: Liberty and Patrol on board.

11.30pm: Finished Coaling for day. 1189 tons Domestic [?], 157 tons Welsh.


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19 August 1916

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.57

6.30am: Coaling party left ship for Collier.

7.45am: Watches relieved.

9.50am: DSB visited Ship. 10.0am: Landed Escort (1 NCO, 2 men). Hands employed on Various duties.

11.45am: Escort returned to ship.

0.5pm: Received 153 Empty Oil Barrels.

1.30pm: Liberty men landed.

4.10pm: All lighters returned to Dockyard.

4.45pm: Discharged Midshipman Scott to Hospital.

5.30pm: Hospital Party returned. Boat and party disinfected.

8.30pm: Finished coaling.

10.15pm: Liberty men and Patrol on board. Coal received 1400 tons, Welsh Coal received 200 tons.


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20 August 1916

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.57

8.45am: Landed RC for Church.

9.10am: Divine Service held on board Chaplain of Drake.

9.15am: 29, C of E party from Laurentic for Service.

10.25am: Chaplain left Ship.

11.25am: RC returned on board.

0.30pm: Wesleyans returned on board.

1.15pm: Leave granted to POs.

4.45pm: Discharged three seamen to Niobe.

10.20pm: Liberty men on board.

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 3286 tons]


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21 August 1916

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.57

9.45am: Received 5 Bags of Mail.

10.15am: Three Sub Lieutenants joined Ship for passage home.

11.30am: HMS Cumberland entered harbour.

0.24pm: Lieutenant RNR from Drake on board for passage. 0.55pm: Engineer Lieutenant RNR from Laurentic for passage home.

2.0pm: Hove up Starboard Anchor. 2.15pm: Port Anchor. 2.30pm: Half speed 10 knots.

2.44pm: Passed through boom defence. Increased speed to 16 knots. Helms to Commanders Orders.

3.20pm: Left War Channel, altered course S63E, log streamed.

4.0pm: Mustered A1, A2 Guns Crews correct.

6.10pm: Altered course S76E, Patent Log 45.

8.0pm: Mustered X1, A2 Guns Crews correct.

8.40pm: Darkened Ship.

11.0pm: Clock retarded 16 minutes.

Midnight: A2 and A1 mustered and found correct.


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22 August 1916

From Halifax NS to Liverpool

Lat 45.10, Long -55.40

0.45am: Retarded Clock 16 minutes.

5.0am: Retarded Clock 15 minutes.

Noon: Altered course S75E, Patent Log 348 reset.

10.0pm: Clock advanced 12 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Easterly 344 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Race N46E, 134 miles]


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23 August 1916

From Halifax NS to Liverpool

Lat 47.12, Long -47.30

3.0am: Clock advanced 12 minutes.

4.0am: Mustered Y2 Gun Crew correct, altered course N80E, log 251.5.

4.30am: Advanced clock 12 minutes.

10.30pm: Advanced clock 11 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: North Easterly 364 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Tory Island N 71 35 E 1546 miles]

[Wind north easterly or northerly, force 5 from noon, sea rough or very rough all day. Weather mostly overcast, noon temperature 46F, sea temperature 50F]


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24 August 1916

From Halifax NS to Liverpool

Lat 50.07, Long -38.08 [DR Latitude in log is incorrect]

2.0am and 6.0am: Advanced Clock 11 minutes.

Noon: Altered course S85E, Patent Log reset.

4.30pm: Evening Quarters, Exercised Collision Stations and Abandon Ship.

11.0pm: Clock advanced 11 Minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: N62E, 387 miles]


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25 August 1916

From Halifax NS to Liverpool

Lat 52.58, Long -28.67

2.40am and 5.0am: Clock advanced 11 minutes.

Noon: Altered course S81E, Patent Log reset.

11.0pm: Clock advanced 15 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: N68.5E, 405 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Tory Island: N78.5E, 740 miles]

[North westerly wind for much of day, force 5 or 6, sea rough or very rough until 4pm]


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26 August 1916

From Halifax NS to Liverpool

Lat 54.57, Long -18.15

2.0am and 5.20am: Clock advanced 15 minutes.

4.10am: Altered course N30E to close Steamer, Sounded General Quarters.

0.30pm: General Signal Book and Auxiliary Signal Book supplied to Bridge, altered course S79E, Patent Log 395 reset.

1.40pm: Set in Thick, closed WT Doors.

8.0pm: Submarine defence B Watch, closed all watertight doors.

8.40pm: Clock advanced 25 minutes.

11.0pm: Altered course S70E, Patent Log 177.7 reset.

Midnight: Mustered C Watch correct.

[Course and Distance made good: N 72 21 E, 392 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Tory Island N83E, 341 miles]


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27 August 1916

From Halifax NS to Liverpool

Lat 55.38, Long -7.00

3.10am: Clock advanced 25 minutes.

4.0am: Submarine Watch D mustered correct.

4.15am: Commenced Zig-Zagging Mean Course S70E.

6.0am: Clock advanced 24 minutes.

8.0am: Mustered A watch Submarine defence.

9.31am: Tory Island Light House N7W magnetic Distant 2.5 miles. Patent Log 174 reset. 9.35am: Altered course N88E.

11.17am: Altered course S55E. 11.30am: Innistrahull [Inishtrahull] abeam Distant 2 miles, log 38.5 reset.

Noon: Mustered B Watch Submarine Defence.

1.30pm: Altered course S60E. 1.40pm: Rathlin Island Bore N25E, 1 mile.

3.8pm: Maidens abeam, altered course S9E, Patent Log 69.6 reset.

3.40pm: Black Head bore S81W Distant 5 miles.

4.0pm: Mustered C Watch Submarine Defence.

4.3pm: Copeland Island Light House abeam. Reset Patent Log 85.2.

6.30pm: Chickens Light House abeam, altered course S40E, Log 46.

8.0pm: Mustered A watch Submarine Defence.

9.41pm: Half Speed 8 knots. 9.46pm: Escort left. Stopped off Bar Light Vessel.

9.55pm: Pilot on board Mr G Sale.

10.9pm: Passed Bar Light Vessel. Guns Secured.

11.41pm: Dropped Starboard Anchor 13 fathoms of water. 11.50pm: Brought up. Rang off.

[Anchored [symbol] 60 fathoms cable: North Wall N18E, Egremont Ferry S41W]

Midnight: Clock advanced 1 hour.

[Course and Distance made good: Easterly 392 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Innistrahull [sic] N65W, 16.5 miles]


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28 August 1916

At Liverpool

Lat 53.44, Long -3.03 [estimated]

[Anchored: North Wall N18E, Egremont Ferry S41W]

1.0am: Signal Books returned.

8.45am: Clean Quarters.

9.45am: Starboard watch fell in and Strike down ammunitions.

1.15pm: Ship swing to ebb tide.

9.0pm: Rounds visited hourly.

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1357 tons]

[Weather mostly overcast, noon temperature 56F]


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29 August 1916

At Liverpool

Lat 53.44, Long -3.03

[Anchored: North Wall N17E, Egremont Ferry S10W]

1.20am: Ship swung to Ebb tide.

6.30am: Set in thick commenced ringing Fog Signals.

11.36am: Stand by. Hove up Anchor. 11.45am: Anchor away, tugs fast.

0.20pm: Entered Sandon Dock Gate.

0.40pm: Made fast alongside the Mauretania.

1.25pm: Left for berth. Engines and Helm, tugs in attendance.

2.35pm: Made fast in Canada Tongue and Engines rung off. 2.40pm: Sentries Posted.

4.0pm: Gave Leave to Port Watch.

6.0pm: Supernumery [Supermumerary] Officers Discharged.

10.26pm: Discharged Midshipman Hall to Chatham Barracks.

[Note: RMS “Mauretania” was a British ocean liner built in UK completed in 1907 and owned by The Cunard Line; she was HMS Mauretania in 1914 and during 1918; she was a troop ship in 1915, then a hospital ship; in late 1916 she became a troop ship again and carried Canadian troops from Halifax to Liverpool; she was scrapped in 1935.]


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30 August 1916

At Liverpool

Lat 53.44, Long -3.00 [estimated]

6.45am: Hands fell in engaged in cleaning ship.

10.30am: Paid Monthly Money.

1.30pm: Hands employed as required.

4.30pm: Gave Leave to Starboard Watch.


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31 August 1916

At Liverpool

Lat 53.44, Long -3.00

6.0am: Both watches employed in discharging Ammunition.

8.0am: Sent 1 PO, 14 Seamen to Dockyard.

8.30am and 1.30pm: Hands employed in discharging Ammunition.

8.50am: Surgeon Payne joined Ship.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch.


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SEPTEMBER 1916 not included



THE VOYAGES OF HMS CALGARIAN
Convoy operations in the North Atlantic

JP map Calgarian North Atlantic

LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1916


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for October 1916]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed by Navigating Officer, as before]

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[Page not filled in, signed by Captain (as before), dated November 6th 1916]

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[Page for details of Barometer and Thermometers, not filled in]


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1 October 1916

At Liverpool

Lat 53.44, Long -3.00

7.0am: Commenced coaling.

8.40am: RCs Landed.

9.45am: Held Divine Service on board. Church party from HMS Teutonic arrived.

10.20am: RCs returned on board.

1.15pm: Landed Liberty men.

4.0pm: Ceased coaling. Tons put on board 2809.

5.30pm: Ship’s Visitors piped out. 6.0pm: Ship cleared of visitors.

9.0pm: Rounds.

[Weather fine or overcast, noon temperature 55F]


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2 October 1916

At Liverpool

Lat 53.44, Long -3.00

6.45am: Hands employed in scrapping decks.

8.0am: Gunner’s party to Dockyard.

10.30am: Paid Monthly money to Ship’s Company.

0.20pm: Discharged J Thomas Stoker to Hospital.

1.15pm: Hands employed in taking in Ammunition. Discharged 1 RMLI [Royal Marines Light Infantry] to Gosport.

5.0pm: Liberty men Landed.

5.30pm: 20 Naval Ratings joined Ship from Portsmouth.

8.0pm: 12 Ratings joined ship from Devonport and 4 Ratings from Chatham.

10.0pm: Ceased coaling. Tons put on board 3170.


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3 October 1916

At Liverpool

Lat 53.44, Long -3.00

6.45am: All hands employed taking in stores.

7.0am: 1 Naval Clerk joined ship.

9.0am: Hands employed as requisite.

1.15pm: Hands employed as required.

5.0pm: Finished coaling. Tons put on board 3351.

6.30pm: Exercised Fire Stations.

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 3900 tons]


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4 October 1916

At Liverpool

Lat 53.44, Long -3.00

1.45pm: Sexley Stoker PO discharged from Ship, and Cullen AB discharged to Hospital.

4.30pm: Evening Quarters.

9.54pm: J South discharged to Hospital.

11.0pm: Pilot came on board.


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5 October 1916

At Liverpool

Lat 53.43, Long -3.00 [estimated]

0.30am: Hands employed in preparing Ship for leaving berth.

0.40am: Sub Lieutenant Thomas RNR joined Ship.

1.35am: Left Berth attended by 1 Tug Aft and 2 Tug[s] forward.

3.10am: Made fast in Sandon Dock waiting tide.

3.40am: Stand by and Let go all.

4.30am: Starboard quarter took dockside Setting [?] two plates. 4.35am: Made fast alongside E side of Sandon Basin.

9.0am: Divisions and Prayers. Hands employed in cleaning Ship.

1.15pm: Left East side and made fast alongside “Caronia”.

2.10pm: Finished with engines.

4.13pm: Left berth, Tugs fast. 4.35pm: Enter Locks. Helm and Engines as required.

4.43pm: Tugs cast off. 4.46pm: Half speed 12 knots.

4.50pm: Read Warrants 73, 74.

5.57pm: Pilot left at the Bar Light Vessel. Half Speed 17 knots. B Watch Submarine Defence. Escort ahead.

7.23pm: Escort took station on Port Quarter.

8.0pm: B, C Submarine Watch’s mustered correct.

10.8pm: Chickens Light log 57, Distant 1.5 miles, altered course N9W, log reset.

Midnight: South Rock Light Vessel abeam Distant 7 miles, log 27.

[Westerly wind force 8 at 4am, then reducing]

[Note: RMS “Caronia” was a British ocean liner built in Scotland in 1904 and owned by The Cunard Line; she was HMS Caronia from August 1914 to September 1916 (listed here); she then became a troop ship; she was sold for scrapping in 1932.]


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6 October 1916

From Liverpool

Lat 55.30, Long -9.23

1.5am: Mew Island abeam, altered course N17W, Patent Log 45 reset.

2.15am: Maidens Buoy abeam, altered course N24W, Patent Log 24.

3.50am: Rue Point abeam, altered course N56W, Patent Log 27 reset.

4.38am: Altered course N48W. log 11 reset.

6.15am: Altered course N67W, log 26 reset.

6.30am: Inishtrahull abeam, Patent Log 4.7 reset, altered course N72W, commenced zigzagging.

8.0am: Mustered Guns Crews, correct, B Group.

9.15am: Tory Island abeam Distant 3 miles, log 41.

9.20am: Exercised General Quarters.

10.40am: Lifebuoys tested found correct.

Noon: Mustered B C Guns Crews correct.

4.0pm: Mustered C and D Guns Crews correct.

4.30pm: Evening Quarters. Exercised Collision Stations and Abandon Ship.

8.0pm: Mustered A and B Guns Crews correct.

8.5pm: Escort left ship.

9.30pm: Clock retarded 23 minutes.

Midnight: Mustered A2, X1 Guns Crews correct.

[Course and Distance made good: Various Courses 286.8 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Tory Island S88E, Distant 35 miles]


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7 October 1916

From Liverpool

Lat 54.43, Long -20.12

2.0am and 5.0am: Clock retarded 23 minutes.

7.0am: Eased down to secure gear on Forecastle head. 7.17am: Full speed.

Noon: Altered course N78W, log reset.

4.30pm: Evening Quarters. Hands secure boats.

10.0pm: Clock retarded 14 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 380 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Race S69.5W, 1316 miles]

[Westerly or north westerly wind force 4 to 6 all day, sea very rough for most of day, weather mostly overcast, noon temperature 57F, sea temperature 58F]


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8 October 1916

From Liverpool

Lat 52.38, Long -29.17

2.0am and 5.0am: Clock retarded 14 minutes.

9.30am: Divisions. Divine Service.

6.40pm: Ship Darkened.

11.15pm: Clock retarded 14 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: S69W, 347 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To Position Lat 45 25 N, Long 50 00 W, S64W, 963 miles]

[Wind mostly north westerly, force 10 at 4am, with very high sea, then force 7 until 4pm, then force 5; sea rough for most of day]


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9 October 1916

From Liverpool

Lat 50.07, Long -39.12

3.15am and 6.0am: Clock retarded 14 minutes.

Noon: Altered course N88W, log reset.

6.30pm: Darkened Ship.

10.12pm: Clock retarded 12 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: South Westerly 400 miles]

[Winds westerly, south westerly then north westerly, force 5 to 6 all day with very rough sea from noon to 8pm]


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10 October 1916

From Liverpool

Lat 46.40, Long -47.57

2.15am and 5.15am: Clock retarded 12 minutes.

4.30am: Closed all WT Doors.

4.30pm: Evening Quarters. Read Warrants 77, 78.

4.55pm: Altered course N68W, log 69.5 reset.

10.0pm: Clock retarded 12 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: S57W, 405 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To Lat 45 25 N, Long 50 00 W, S60W, 118 miles]

[Foggy through middle of day]


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11 October 1916

From Liverpool to Halifax NS

Lat 45.08, Long -57.25

0.15am: Clock retarded 12 minutes.

4.0am: Mustered A1, A2 Guns Crews correct.

6.45am: Clock retarded 12 minutes.

8.0am: Mustered A2, X1 Guns Crews correct.

Noon: Mustered X1, B2 Guns Crews correct.

4.0pm: Mustered B2, Y1 Guns Crews correct.

6.45pm: Altered course N77W, log reset 122.

9.35pm: Sounded Submarine Defence Stations. All WT Door[s] closed. Commenced zig zagging.

Midnight: Mustered B, C Guns Crews correct.

[Course and Distance made good: South Westerly 415 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To Halifax Entrance S80W, 263 miles]


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12 October 1916

From Liverpool, at Halifax NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.57 [estimated]

1.55am: Egg Island buoy abeam Distant 3.5 [miles], altered course S80W, Patent Log reset.

2.55am: Altered course N40W, log 18.5, log reset. Clock retarded 7 minutes.

3.30am: Entered War Channel.

4.0am: Packed up.

4.45am: Entered through Boom Defence.

5.20am: Moored in C Berth 45 fathoms on each anchor. Draft 25 ft forward, 28.3 ft Aft.

[No 3 Wharf top Water Pier S50W, Exhibition Buildings N26E: C Berth, double anchor [symbol]]

7.0am: Hands employed in turning in Boats and prepared Ship for coaling.

9.0am: Commenced Coaling Shore labour. 9.15am: DSB visited ship.

10.15am: Discharged 36 ratings to Niobe and one Clerk.

1.0pm: Hands make and mend.

2.15pm: DSB visited ship, sent 3 letters 1 Packet.

4.30pm: Evening Quarters.

6.30pm: Darkened ship and Posted Sentries.

7.30pm: DSB visited ship.

9.0pm: Rounds.

Midnight: Coal taken on board 360 tons.

[Course and Distance made good: Various Courses 281 miles]

[Noon position] [Halifax Harbour]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 2352 tons]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 50F]


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13 October 1916

At Halifax

Lat 44.65, Long -63.58 [estimated]

1.0am to 4.0am: Coaling Ship.

5.5am: Sentries taken off.

5.30am: Finished coaling, Taken on board 1200 tons.

7.50am: Special duty men to stations. Anchors up and proceeded alongside Wharf and made fast.

11.40am: Duke and Duchess of Connaught and Princess Patricia and Staff embarked [see note below].

2.15pm: Ship left wharf.

3.20pm: Anchored in C Berth.

3.50pm: Warrant No 75 P O’Hare Stoker imprisonment to HMS Niobe.

4.35pm: DSB visited ship, one letter for CO.

5.0pm: Commander-in-Chief came on board, Left 5.20.

5.25pm: DSB visited ship one letter for CO.

5.35pm: Left Anchorage. Speed and Course to Commander’s Orders.

5.56pm: Half Speed 20 knots. 6.30pm: Streamed Log.

6.53pm: Course S36E, zigzagging.

10.0pm: Clock advanced 7 minutes.

Midnight: Mustered A, B watch’s Submarine Defence.

[Note: Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strahearn was one of Queen Victoria’s sons and was General Governor of Canada from October 1911 to 11 November 1916; he was presumably returning to UK at this time. Princess Patricia was the youngest daughter of the Duke and Duchess and had travelled to Canada with them.]


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14 October 1916

From Halifax

Lat 43.05, Long -57.78

1.0am and 5.0am: Clock advanced 8 minutes.

4.0am: Mustered A, B Guns Crews correct.

7.26am (11 GMT): Altered course S72E, log 207.5 reset

8.0am: Mustered C and D watch Submarine Defence.

Noon: D and A watch Submarine Defence correct.

1.25pm (5pm GMT): S77E.

4.0pm: Mustered A, B Guns Crews correct.

5.45pm: Darkened Ship.

8.0pm: Mustered C, D Watches submarine Defence.

10.5pm: Clock advanced 11 Minutes.

Midnight: D, A watches Submarine Defence.

[Course and Distance made good: South Easterly 280 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Chebucto Head N63W, 284 miles]


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15 October 1916

From Halifax

Lat 44.77, Long -49.10

1.0am and 5.0am: Clock advanced 10 minutes.

4.0am: A and B Submarine Watch correct.

8.0am: Mustered B and C submarine watches correct.

9.30am: Divisions. Divine Service.

Noon: Mustered A1, B2 Guns Crews correct.

0.55pm: Altered course S83E.

4.0pm: Mustered B2, Y1 Guns Crews correct.

5.40pm: Darkened Ship.

8.0pm: Mustered Y1, Y2 Guns Crews correct.

11.0pm: Clock advanced 11 Minutes.

Midnight: Mustered B1, B2 Guns Crews correct.

[Course and Distance made good: North Westerly 387.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Race N56W, 200 miles]

[Wind mostly south westerly, force 4 all day. Weather mostly fine, noon temperature 48F, sea temperature 46F]


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16 October 1916

From Halifax

Lat 47.07, Long -40.38

2.45am: Clock advanced 12 minutes.

4.5am: Clock advanced 11 minutes.

10.40am: Increased Speed to 16.5 knots.

1.0pm: Altered course S78E, Patent Log 17. Half Speed 17 knots.

11.0pm: Advanced clock 12 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: N69E, 389 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To Position A N72E, 490 miles]


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17 October 1916

From Halifax

Lat 48.93, Long -30.02

3.0am: Clock advanced 13 minutes.

5.0am: Advanced Clock 12 minutes.

0.45pm: Altered course S81E, log 12.5.

10.0pm: Clock advanced 12 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: N73E, Distance 392 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To Position A N69E, 98 miles]


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18 October 1916

From Halifax NS to Devonport

Lat 49.50, Long -20.80 [very rough estimate ‒ position in log is identical to that on 19th and must be incorrect]

1.45am: Altered course S64E.

2.0am: Clock advanced 12 minutes.

3.15am: Half Speed 15.5 knots.

5.0am: Advanced Clock 12 minutes.

10.0am: Reduced to 15 knots.

0.40pm: Speed of Convoy reduced to 14 knots [this is the first mention of a convoy].

10.30pm: Clock advanced 12 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: N80E, 384 miles]


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19 October 1916

From Halifax NS to Devonport

Lat 49.85, Long -11.67

1.0am: Clock advanced 12 minutes.

2.5am: Destroyer Escort took up stations. Half Speed 17.5 knots.

5.0am: Clock advanced 12 minutes.

6.7am: Full speed. Commenced Zig Zag. C Watch Submarine Defence. All WT Doors closed.

4.0pm: Mustered B Watch Submarine Defence.

5.45pm: Darkened Ship.

8.0pm: Mustered D Watch Submarine Defence.

11.40pm: Bishop’s abeam Distant 5 miles.

Midnight: Mustered A Watch Submarine Defence.

[Course and Distance made good: S89E, 371 miles]


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20 October 1916

Halifax NS to Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19 [estimated]

1.0am: Altered course N86E, log 223.

1.28am: Altered course S82E, log 246.

3.44am: Altered course N84E, log 270.

4.20am: Various Courses approaching Eddystone Light House.

5.35am: Half Speed 18 knots.

6.30am: Entered Harbour. Submarine Defence finished.

6.45am: Dropped Starboard Anchor.

[Anchored [symbol]: West End Breakwater S62W, East End Breakwater S2E]

9.22am: Hove short. 9.30am: Anchor away.

10.30am: Entered Prince of Wales Basin. No 2 Hold non return valve correct.

11.15am: Made fast alongside.

11.47am: HRH [His Royal Highness] disembarked.

1.0pm: 3 Ratings and Midshipman McDermaid landed for Hospital.

3.37pm: Left Wharf. 4.20pm: Made fast in Lock.

5.56pm: Left lock. Helm and Speed to KHM’s [King’s Harbour Master’s] orders.

6.0pm: Darkened Ship.

6.55pm: KHM left Ship. 7.0pm: Cleared Breakwater, Half Speed 12 knots.

7.40pm: Eddystone Light bore N Distant 0.5 miles, altered course S83W, log streamed.

8.0pm: Mustered Guns Crews correct.

9.55pm: Lizard Light abeam N4W magnetic Distant 2 miles, log 37, altered course N59W.

11.5pm: Altered course N25W. 11.16pm: Longships Light abeam Distant 1.5 miles, Patent Log 63, altered course N27E.

Midnight: Mustered Guns Crews correct.

[Course and Distance made good: Various Courses 312 miles]


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21 October 1916

From Devonport to Liverpool

Lat 53.57, Long -4.55

2.30am: Commenced Zig Zagging, Log 57.

4.0am: Altered course N20E, log 85.5.

9.45am: South Stack N50E, altered course N10E.

11.0am: Skerries bore S71E, altered course N80E.

0.30pm: Point Lynes [Lynas] abeam Distant 6.5 miles.

1.55pm: Bar Light Vessel S15E.

2.22pm: Handed log. 2.25pm: Stopped. 2.38pm: Pilot aboard. Half Speed 13 knots.

2.44pm: Passed Bar Light Vessel.

3.43pm: Passed Rock Light House. 3.53pm: Brought up with Starboard Anchor, 45 fathoms cable in 7.5 fathoms of water.

[Anchored: Rock Light S70W, New Brighton Tower S38W, North Wall S76E]

4.15pm: Opened S Lloyd Doors.

5.0pm: Anchor away, dropping ship to position for entering locks.

7.15pm: Entered locks assisted by two tugs.

7.40pm: Made fast in Sandon Basin.

9.17pm: Singled up. 9.27pm: Entered Docks. 9.35pm: Made fast in berth.

10.30pm: Gave Leave to part of Watch.

11.0pm: Sent Boy Roberts to Hospital.

[Course and Distance made good: Courses Various West 306 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Skerries S12E, 8.5 miles]


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22 October 1916

At Liverpool

Lat 53.44, Long -3.00 [estimated]

10.0am: Gave four days leave to Port Watch from Sunday October 22 until 7am Thursday 26th.

10.25am: Four Stokers discharged on shore.

1.0pm: Granted leave to part of watch.

1.45pm: 3 Ratings returned to ship from HMS Eagle.

9.0pm: Rounds.

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1200 tons]


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23 October 1916

At Liverpool

Lat 53.44, Long -3.00

8.30am: Shifted Ship to the other side of Dock’s second off wharf.

1.45pm: Hands employed in painting ship.

4.30pm: Gave leave to part of watch.

[Rain for most of day, noon temperature 52F]


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24 October 1916

At Liverpool

Lat 53.44, Long -3.00

6.30am: Hands employed in hauling ship off for coal barges to come inside.

8.35am: Commenced coaling and Posted Coal sentries.

1.30pm: Hands employed as required.

4.30pm: Leave to first part of Starboard Watch.

10.0pm: Total coal on board 944 Tons.


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25 October 1916

At Liverpool

Lat 53.44, Long -3.00

6.30am: Hands employed shifting ship.

7.0am: Commenced coaling.

9.15am: Hands employed as required.

0.15pm: Hands employed shifting ship and as required.

2.30pm: Cooks.

3.5pm: Hands fall in and employed placing brow.

4.45pm: Leave to second Part of Watch.

10.0pm: Finished coaling for the day. Coal on Board 1912 Tons 15 Cwts. Coal ports closed and sentries taken off.


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26 October 1916

At Liverpool

Lat 53.44, Long -3.00

7.0am: Port watch returned from Long leave. Hands fall in and employed cleaning up decks.

9.0pm: Leave Granted to Starboard Watch until 10.0pm 30th October. Hands employed getting in provisions and as required.

5.0pm: Leave to first Part of watch.

6.50pm: One AB RNVR Joined ship from Devonport.

10.0pm: Finished coaling for the night. Coal ports closed and sentries taken off. Coal on board 2598 Tons 15 Cwts.


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27 October 1916

At Liverpool

Lat 53.44, Long -3.00

7.0am: Liberty men returned. 7.30am: Resumed coaling.

1.0pm: Hands employed painting ship’s side and getting in stores and as required.

3.45pm: Finished coaling. Coal received 2825 Tons 15 Cwts.

5.0pm: Leave to second Part of watch.


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28 October 1916

At Liverpool

Lat 53.44, Long -3.00

6.45am: Hands employed painting ship’s side.

9.0am: Hands employed painting ship’s side and cleaning ship.

11.0am: One AB Joined ship discharged from Hospital.

4.0pm: Piped General leave to first part of watch until 8.0am Sunday [on this Saturday]. 4.30pm: Liberty men landed.

7.50pm: 50 RNVR Ratings Joined ship from HMS Excellent.

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 3950.75 tons]


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29 October 1916

At Liverpool

Lat 53.44, Long -3.00

7.15am: Hands employed cleaning mess deck and Flats.

8.15am: 16 Ratings from RNB Portsmouth Joined ship.

8.40am: RC Landed for Church.

9.50am: Divisions, Chaplain on Board. 10.0am: Divine Service. RCs Returned on Board.

1.0pm: D Cullin AB discharged to Hospital. Leave to second Part of watch until 7am Monday.


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30 October 1916

At Liverpool

Lat 53.44, Long -3.00

9.0am: Hands employed painting ship’s side. Getting in stores and as required.

1.30pm: Hands employed painting ship and as required.

5.30pm: Leave to first part of watch.

10.0pm: Starboard watch returned from Long leave.


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31 October 1916

At Liverpool

Lat 53.44, Long -3.00

6.30am: Hands employed painting ship’s side.

9.20am: Two Leading Seamen and two RNVR ratings joined ship from HMS Excellent and Haslar Camp.

0.30pm: 52 Ratings left ship. 1.0pm: Hands fell in employed painting ship.

2.45pm: Discharged seamen’s effects to HMS Eagle. Received 12 Lyddite Shell on board.

3.10pm: Marine Escort, 1 Corporal and 2 men to HMS Eagle with two seamen who missed train.

3.45pm: Cooks. 1 Chief PO and 1 Stoker to Hospital.

4.45pm: J Belf [?], Stoker, apprehended by civil police.


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[Log page not filled in but dated Wednesday 1st November 1916]

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LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1916


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for November 1916]

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[Left hand side of cover, signed by Navigating Officer, as before]

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[Page not filled in but signed by Captain (as before), dated 5th December 1916]

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[Page for details of Barometer and Thermometers, not filled in]


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1 November 1916

At Liverpool

Lat 53.44, Long -3.00

8.45am: Hands to Quarters clean guns.

9.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

10.0am: Lifebuoys tested and found correct.

1.10pm: One LS discharged to HMS Excellent and one Sergeant RMA to Eastly [presumably Eastney].

1.30pm: One stoker PO discharged to shore.

3.30pm: Boys landed on Leave.

4.45pm: Special Leave to Port watch till 7am Thursday [on this Wednesday].


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2 November 1916

At Liverpool

Lat 53.44, Long -3.00

9.0am: Hands employed painting ship’s side.

11.15am: One stoker rating discharged to Hospital. Escort and J Cullen (stoker) returned from HMS Eagle.

0.55pm: Pilot aboard.

1.25pm: Let go everything, ship proceeded out of dock. 1.30pm: Made fast in Sandon Basin.

3.0pm: Entered Locks.

3.19pm: Let go Starboard anchor in 13.5 fathoms water.

3.40pm: Discharged one Rating to HMS Eagle.

5.0pm: Special leave for POs and LS of Starboard watch until 8am Friday [on this Thursday].

5.30pm: Let go Port anchor (20 fathoms chain).

10.10pm: Hove in Port anchor.


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3 November 1916

At Liverpool

Lat 53.42, Long -3.01 [estimated]

0.50am: Let go Port anchor (20 fathoms Chain).

[North Wall N4E, Seacombe Ferry S45W]

4.0am: Weighed Port anchor. 4.45am: Ship swung to tide.

5.10am: Ship's head South. Let go Port anchor (30 fathoms).

[Ship's head south. Anchor Bearings: Egremont Ferry N22W, Seacombe Ferry S45W]

6.30am: Hands fall in. Employed painting ship.

9.30am: No 2 Non return valve tested and found correct.

10.30am: Hove up Port anchor.

11.45am: Ship swung to tide.

0.45pm: TBD No 14 and submarine entered Harbour.

1.5pm: Vessel dragged anchor. 1.20pm: Hove up Starboard anchor. Engines and helm to Pilots orders.

1.55pm: Let go Port anchor (75 fathoms chain). 2.0pm: Let go Starboard anchor (60 fathoms chain).

[Anchor Bearing, Ship's head NNE: New Brighton Tower N45W, New Brighton Pier N30W, Egremont Ferry S31W]

2.30pm: HMS Hoste entered harbour.

5.30pm: Vessel Swung to tide.

8.0pm: Anchor Bearings correct.

[Ship's head SxW. Anchor Bearings: Egremont Ferry S34W, New Brighton Tower N43W, New Brighton Pier N29W]

11.50pm: Hove up Starboard anchor.


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4 November 1916

At Liverpool

Lat 53.43, Long -3.02 [estimated]

[Anchor Bearings: North Wall Light N14E, Rock Light N30W, Egremont Ferry S35W, Ship's Head N35W]

1.5am: Ship swung to flood tide, dropped starboard anchor.

4.0am: Anchor bearings verified.

5.15am: Hove up starboard anchor.

6.20am: Ship swung to Ebb tide. Let go Starboard anchor (20 fathoms).

[Anchor Bearings: Ship's head South. New Brighton Tower N41W, Egremont Ferry S34W]

11.15am: Hove up Starboard anchor. Proceeded to fresh berth. Engines and helm as required. 11.45am: Let go Port anchor. Finished with Engines.

4.15pm: Anchor aweigh. 4.42pm: Alongside Landing stage.

5.35pm: Duke of Devonshire [see notes below] and staff embarked.

6.0pm: Landed gangway, 6.12pm: Tugs fast forward. Stand by Engines. 6.17pm: Cast off from stage. Engines and helm to Pilots orders. 6.22pm: Let go tug.

6.47pm: Half Speed 12 knots. 6.50pm: North Wall abeam. 6.52pm: Rock Light abeam/

7.35pm: Formby Light Vessel abeam, altered course N65W. 7.40pm: Stop. 8.0pm: Pilot Left.

8.13pm: Bar Light Vessel abeam, Set course N58W. Half Speed 15 knots. Logs streamed and set. 8.16pm: Full Speed.

8.47pm: Submarine Defence. A Watch to Stations.

10.30pm: Altered course N21W, Log 40.

11.35pm: Sighted Chickens Light bearing N11W.

11.50pm: Altered course N8W. 11.54pm: Chickens Light abeam 1.5 miles, Log 66.5. Midnight: Mustered A and B Watch Submarine Defence Correct.

[Note: Victor Cavendish, Ninth Duke of Devonshire was Governor General of Canada from 11 November 1916 to August 1921; he was presumably on his way to take up this appointment as he was sworn in at Halifax on 11th (more details here).]


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5 November 1916

From Liverpool to Halifax NS

Lat 55.32, Long -8.47

2.35am: [Blank] Island abeam 5.5 miles, altered course N20W, Log 112 ‒ 116.

2.50am: Black Head abeam.

3.30am: Altered course S20E, Electric Log 134.

4.0am: B C Watch Submarine Defence Mustered Correct.

4.50am: Altered course N20W, Patent Log 146, Electric 154.

5.6am: Copelands abeam, Log 158.5.

7.36am: Altered course N56W, Log 202. Off Fair Head. 7.37am: Rue Point abeam 1 mile, Log 204.

8.0am: C and D watch submarine Defence mustered Correct.

9.36am: Inishtrahull Light House abeam Log 239, altered course N72W. Commenced Zig Zagging.

11.5am: Log hauled in and cleared. 11.20am: Log streamed reading 253.

11.38am: Tory Island Light House bore 38 degrees W, Log 279.

Noon: Guns crews mustered Correct (D and A Watch).

3.10pm: Stopped Zig Zagging, Steadied on N72W.

4.0pm: Guns crews mustered Correct (A and B Watch).

6.0pm: Guns crews mustered Correct (B and C watch).

8.0pm: Guns crews mustered correct (C and D watch).

9.5pm: Marconi Wire carried away, brought Ship's head to wind heading NNW. Half Speed 12 knots.

9.30pm: Altered course N72E, Half Speed 15 knots (Patent Log fouled).

10.35pm: Electric Log streamed reading 442 miles.

11.0pm: Clock retarded 20 Minutes.

Midnight: Guns crews mustered (D and A Watch Correct).

[Course and Distance made good: Courses Various, Distance 300 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Tory Island Light House S67E, Distance 8.5 miles]

[North easterly then north westerly wind force 5-6 or 7 throughout pm, sea very rough from 6pm. Rain in am, fine or overcast in pm, noon temperature 48F, sea temperature 54F]


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6 November 1916

From Liverpool to Halifax NS

Lat 53.68, Long -18.27

2.0am: Altered course S89W, Log 489.

2.25am and 4.40am: Clock retarded 20 Minutes.

6.0am: Commenced Zig Zag courses. Called Hands.

6.30am: Hands employed repairing Wireless.

1.30pm: Zig Zagging. Mean course S89W.

5.0pm: Darken Ship. 5.30pm: Ceased Zig Zagging. Reduced Submarine Defence.

6.15pm: Resumed Modified Zig Zagging.

7.40pm: Stopped Zig Zagging.

8.20pm: Resumed Zig Zag courses.

9.13pm: Clock retarded 12 Minutes.

[Distance run through the Water: 354 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To 43 N and 55 W, S66.5W, 1600 miles]

[Wind and sea moderating during am]


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7 November 1916

From Liverpool to Halifax NS

Lat 50.30, Long -28.82

3.0am: Clock retarded 12 minutes.

6.0am: Extra submarine defence guns crews closed up. Commenced to Zig Zag.

6.2am: Clocks retarded 12 minutes.

9.15am: Ceased Zig Zag courses. 9.30am: Divisions and prayers.

9.45am: Wind backed to North.

1.0pm: Electric Log fouled. 1.15pm: Log cleared.

4.30pm: Exercised collision and abandon ship stations.

10.0pm: Clocks retarded 16 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good S 62 29.5 W, 440 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Course to Lat 43 N, Long 55 W S 67 53.5 W, 1160 miles]


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8 November 1916

From Liverpool to Halifax NS

Lat 49.15, Long -39.28

1.0am and 4.55am: Clocks retarded 16 Minutes.

6.0am: Extra submarine defence guns crews closed up.

10.20pm: Retarded clock 12 Minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: S65W, 455 miles]

[Sea rough from noon onwards]


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9 November 1916

From Liverpool to Halifax NS

Lat 44.32, Long -46.43

Midnight: Clocks retarded 12 Minutes.

0.30am: No 12 Lifeboat struck by sea and lost overboard, reduced speed to 8 knots and brought ship head to wind. 0.45am: Proceeded N83W, Half Speed 15 knots.

4.30am: Clock retarded 12 Minutes.

9.35am: Altered course S75W, Log 95.

am: [Entry crossed out, marked as Expunged, initialled RGC [Captain]] Lieutenant Davis RNR did between the hours of 4am and 6.30am neglect to Comply with the standing order to report to the Captain any material change of the weather.

11.45am: Turned in and secured Boats No 9 and 11. 11.55am: Ship put before wind to facilitate turning in Boats.

0.25pm: Altered course N76W.

2.25pm: Handed Patent Log. 2.40pm: Log restreamed.

5.40pm: Ship darkened. 5.50pm: Night guns crews mustered.

11.0pm: Clock retarded 12 minutes.

[Distance run through the Water: 407 miles]

[Course and Distance made good: S64W, 345 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To R S86W, 376 miles]

[Squally northerly or north easterly wind force 8 from 8am to 4pm, with rough or very rough sea]


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10 November 1916

From Liverpool to Halifax NS

Lat 45.63, Long -55.27 [very rough estimate, no noon position in log]

1.0am: Ceased sounding. Wire carried away while heaving in. Lead, tube and 135 fathoms wire lost.

2.12am and 4.12am: Clock retarded 12 minutes.

6.15am: Closed up extra submarine guns crews. Called hands.

9.0am: Altered course N65W, Log 204.

6.15pm: Fired rocket for signal purposes. 6.25pm: Met escort.

6.50pm: Log handed and cleared.

8.15pm: HMS Carnavon [sic] took station ahead, distance 0.5 miles.

[Distance run through the Water: 307 miles]

[Westerly or north westerly wind force 5 or 6 for much of day]


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11 November 1916

From Liverpool to Halifax NS [and at Halifax]

Lat 44.65, Long -63.57 [estimated]

3.12am and 5.15am: Clocks retarded 12 Minutes.

7.45am: Commenced Zig Zag No I.

10.40am: Made Light Vessel bearing N85W, log 12.6.

11.0am: Handed Patent Log 630.6. 11.5am: Buoy abeam, courses Various.

11.22am: Inner whistle buoy abeam.

11.30am: Clocks retarded 12 minutes. Passed McNabs Island, half Speed 12 knots. 11.31am: Guns secured.

11.41am: Passed through boom defence. Engines and helm as required.

0.5pm: Off No 2 Pier South Side. 0.17pm: All fast alongside No 2 Pier. Engines rung off.

2.30pm: Hands employed getting out specie.

2.40pm: Duke of Devonshire and staff disembarked.

5.30pm: Leave to Port watch till 7am Sunday [on this Saturday].

6.0pm: One Stoker rating rejoined from Prison.

7.0pm: Landed Patrol 1 PO and 4 men.

9.35pm: DSB Visited Ship. Received 1 Letter.

10.30pm: Patrol returned on board.

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1679 tons]


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12 November 1916

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.65, Long -63.57

6.45am: Hands employed scrubbing decks and rigging church.

8.45am: Quarters clean guns.

9.40am: Divisions. 10.0am: Canadian Detachment on board for Divine Service.

10.30am: RCs, Wesleyians [Wesleyans] and Presbyterians landed for Church.

10.50am: Finished church.

0.30pm: Church Parties on board.

1.30pm: Special leave to Starboard watch. Landed Liberty men.

5.30pm: Patrol Landed, 1 Officer, 1 PO and 4 men.

7.0pm: Patrol returned on board.

7.10pm: DSB Visited. Received 1 Letter.

8.0pm: Patrol landed.

11.0pm: Patrol on board and Liberty men returned.


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13 November 1916

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.68, Long -63.63 [estimated]

0.30am: DSB Visited Ship. Received 1 Letter.

5.30am: Hands fall in. Singled up moorings fore and Aft.

6.45am: Hauled off from No 2 Pier.

7.5am: Passed SS Olympic [for details see 5 April 1916 in this log].

7.25am: Let go Starboard Anchor in Bedford Basin, 60 fathoms.

9.0am: Hands employed as required. Commenced coaling ship, shore labour.

11.20am: Water Boat alongside.

3.0pm: Piped special leave for Port watch until 7.0am Tuesday [on this Monday].

5.15pm: Landed Liberty men in Water Boat.

6.0pm: Posted Sentries fore and Aft.

11.0pm: Stopped coaling, coal taken in 772 Tons.


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14 November 1916

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.68, Long -63.63

5.0am: Sentries taken off.

9.30am: DSB Visited. Received 1 Letter. MAA [Master At Arms] and 5 Absentees. Divisions and Prayers.

1.0pm: Hands employed getting out baggage and clearing away snow.

3.30pm: Leave to Starboard watch until 7am Wednesday.

6.0pm: Sentries posted fore and Aft.

6.35pm: Visited by DSB. Received 2 Letter and Affects.

10.0pm: Sentries Relieved.

11.50pm: Motor Boat moored for night.

[Snow throughout am, mostly overcast in pm, noon temperature 28F]


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15 November 1916

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.68, Long -63.63

7.50am: Liberty men on board. Water Tank alongside.

9.45am: One rating discharged to Hospital.

1.30pm: Two dental cases on shore.

3.25pm: DSB Visited. Received 3 Letters. 3.30pm: Leave to Port watch, 7am Thursday.

8.15pm: Finished coaling for night. Coal received 1558 Tons.


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16 November 1916

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.68, Long -63.63

8.0am: Liberty men on board. 8.10am: Commenced coaling.

9.45am: Water tank alongside.

3.30pm: Special Leave to Starboard watch. Liberty men landed.

5.50pm: DSB Visited Ship. Received 4 Letters.

10.40pm: DSB Visited Ship received 1 Letter.

11.0pm: Ceased Coaling for night. Coal on board 1958 Tons.


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17 November 1916

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.68, Long -63.63

6.30am: Called Hands. Watertank alongside.

7.15am: HMCS Grilse alongside Od Berth.

8.0am: Commenced coaling.

8.50am: 1 Leading Hand and 10 men landed at Dockyard for Paymasters and Carpenters stores.

9.30am: RNVR ratings to Gunnery and Boat pulling, remainder as required.

1.5pm: Dockyard parties returned on board.

2.10pm: Watertank left ship.

3.30pm: Landed Liberty men Port watch. 3.35pm: 1 Midshipman Joined ship.

4.10pm: SS Mauratania [Mauretania] anchored in Basin.

6.15pm: DSB Visited Ship. Received 1 Letter.

9.45pm: Finished coaling. Coal taken on board 2350 Tons.


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18 November 1916

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.68, Long -63.63

8.0am: Liberty men returned on board.

9.0am: Hands fell in. SS Coastguard took on board 60 Packages for store.

9.35am: DSB Visited. Received 1 Letter.

11.0am: Watch employed taking in stores and Meat.

1.30pm: Leave to Watch till 7am Sunday [on this Saturday]. Hands make and mend clothes.

7.25pm: Liberty men returned on board.

11.45pm: Motor Boat moored for night.

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 3865 tons]

[Snow then rain in am, weather fine in pm, noon temperature 42F]


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19 November 1916

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.68, Long -63.63

7.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship and rigging Church and as required.

9.30am: Divisions. 9.45am: Hands attended Divine Service.

8.30pm: DSB Visited ship. Received 1 Letter.


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20 November 1916

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.68, Long -63.63

8.45am: Hands employed cleaning ship and as required. 8.50am: Dispatch boat visited, received 1 letter.

0.45pm: Hands employed taking stores on board and painting ship.

3.45pm: Leave to watch till 7am Tuesday. Liberty men landed by tug.

6.0pm: Posted Sentries fore and aft, mail arrived on board.

9.55pm: DSB Visited, received 2 Letters.


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21 November 1916

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.68, Long -63.63

6.0am: Sentries taken off.

7.20am: DSB Visited. Received 1 Letter.

9.0am: 1 Leading Seaman and 12 Hands to Dockyard for Paymasters stores.

9.40am: Boys to rifle drill. Hands as required.

11.10am: Let go Port anchor, 80 fathoms in pipe.

[11.10am: Anchor Bearings: BI Church S5W, Chimney S46W, Convent N71W, Ship's head North]

11.15am: DSB Visited, received 1 Letter.

1.0pm: Hands employed getting in stores and as required.

2.0pm: Dockyard party returned.

4.15pm: DSB Visited. 1 Able Seaman joined ship from Hospital.

8.30pm: DSB Visited. Received 3 Letters.


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22 November 1916

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.68, Long -63.63

2.0am: Anchor bearings taken and found Correct.

7.0am: Hands fell in. Hove up Port anchor and cleaned ship.

9.26am: HMS Antrim anchored in basin.

9.45am: Exercised abandon Ship.

10.10am: Boats returned and hoisted.

11.0am: Hands employed cleaning Paintwork and Provisioning ship.

1.15pm: Hands employed renewing boat falls and provisioning boats.

2.0pm: SS Mauratania [sic] proceeded out of Basin.

3.30pm: Leave to the watch till 6.30pm.

7.30pm: Liberty men returned on board.

11.45pm: Motor boat moored for the night.


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23 November 1916

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.68, Long -63.63

6.30am: Called hands. Collier alongside Antrim.

1.15pm: Funeral Party GI [Gunnery Instructor?] and 26 Men Landed. Hands fell in Employed as required.

3.30pm: Special leave to watch till 7am Friday [on this Thursday].

4.45pm: Funeral Party returned. Commenced coaling.

6.0pm: Sentries Posted fore and aft. DSB Visited. Received 2 Letters.

8.5pm: DSB Visited. Received 2 letters.

10.0pm: Finished coaling for night, coal received on board 85 Tons.


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24 November 1916

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.68, Long -63.63

7.0am: Hands employed scrubbing decks.

1.15pm: Hands fell in employed cleaning out Boats.

2.0pm: Commenced coaling with shore labour.

3.30pm: Special leave to Starboard watch till 7am Saturday.

6.0pm: Posted sentries. Coxswain of Motorboat reports loss of boathook.

8.35pm: Finished coaling, lighter left ship. Coal on board 170 Tons.


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25 November 1916

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.68, Long -63.63

5.15am: Boys lash up and Stow [presumably hammocks].

8.45am: Weighed Port anchor. Hands employed cleaning ship and getting ammunition ready for transporting from after Magazine.

0.5pm: Starboard watch working ammunition. Piped leave for Port watch till 7am Sunday [on this Saturday]. 1.30pm: Liberty men landed.

2.5pm: Visited by DSB, Received 4 Letters.

2.50pm: Ammunition lighter left ship.

3.30pm: Coal lighter left Ship.

5.40pm: Darken Ship.


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26 November 1916

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.57 [estimated]

7.45am: Water tank alongside.

9.15am: Hands fall in. Shorten in Cable. 9.28am: Stand by on engines.

9.42am: Anchor aweigh. 10.0am: Entered Narrows.

10.18am: Let go Port anchor.

[Midway between C and D Berth. Anchor Bearings: Exhibition building N16E, Station N62W]

1.30pm: Leave to the watch till 7am Monday.

5.30pm: Visited by DSB. Received 2 Letters. Water tank left ship.

11.25pm: Motor boat and cutter moored for night.


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27 November 1916

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.68, Long -63.63

7.20am: HMS Isis entered harbour. Liberty men returned.

7.30am: HMT Metagama [listed here] entered harbour.

9.0am: 2 Men and Foreman onboard for Magazine.

9.20am: HMS Antrim anchored. Yeoman of Signals and 2 Boys landed to Dress Hall.

1.45pm: MAA with mail and 1 Prisoner to Laurentic.

2.35pm: Football party landed.

3.40pm: Special duty men to stations.

4.0pm: Hove up anchor. 4.10am: Anchor aweigh. HMT Matagama [Metagama], HMS Laurentic and HMS Antrim proceeded out of harbour.

4.18pm: Let go Port anchor. 4.25pm: Let go starboard Anchor.

9.0pm: Rounds. 19 Workmen Finished for night and landed.

11.15pm: Boats moored for night.

[Note: SS Metagama was a British passenger ship built in Glasgow in 1914 and owned by Canadian Pacific Line; she remained in commercial service during WW1 but carried Canadian troops to Europe; she was laid up in 1930 and was scrapped in 1934 (more details here and here).]


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28 November 1916

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.68, Long -63.63

8.20am: Workmen on board 21.

9.5am: Special Duty men to stations.

9.20am: Weighed Starboard anchor.

10.7am: Weighed Port anchor and proceeded to new Berth.

10.21am: Let go Port anchor. 10.27am: Let go Starboard anchor.

10.40am: Finished with engines. 11.0am: Commenced coaling.

0.10pm: Ten bags of mail came on board.

0.55pm: Hands fell in. Employed Painting ship side.

3.30pm: Special leave to watch till 7am Wednesday [on this Tuesday].

6.0pm: Posted sentries. Finished coaling for this night ‒ Coal taken on board 145 Tons.

9.0pm: Halifax Dock men left ship. Rounds.

11.5pm: Motor boat and cutter moored for night.


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29 November 1916

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.68, Long -63.63

7.0am: Hands fell in employed cleaning deck and rig stages.

8.0am: Commenced coaling.

8.30am: 30 Workmen came on board.

9.30am: Hands employed painting ship.

2.35pm: Placed fog look outs.

3.30pm: Landed liberty men.

5.30pm: Finished coaling. Coal taken in 160 Tons.

9.0pm: Workmen Left ship. Rounds.

[Mist or fog for most of day, noon temperature 41F]


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30 November 1916

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.68, Long -63.63

8.25am: Dockyard men on board 32.

9.0am: DSB Visited. Commenced coaling.

10.0am and 1.0pm: Hands employed Painting ship.

2.45pm: Completed coaling. Coal received 72 Tons.

3.5pm: Posted fog lookouts.

3.30pm: Leave to watch till 6.30pm.

5.15pm: Landed escort 1 NCO and 4 Marines. Visited by DSB, received 2 Letters.

6.35pm: Escort and 2 Prisoners on board. Liberty men on board.

9.0pm: Dockyard men left ship. Rounds.

11.20pm: Motor boat moored for night.


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LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1916


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for December 1916]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed by Navigating Officer, as before]

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[Page not filled in but signed by Captain (as before), dated 6th January 1917]

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[Page for details of Barometer and Thermometers, not filled in]


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1 December 1916

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.68, Long -63.63

8.30am: 34 Workmen on board to word [work] on Magazine.

3.30pm: Leave to watch until 6.30pm.

6.45pm: Liberty men came on board.

8.55pm: Dockyard men went ashore.

11.45pm: Motor boat and cutter moored for night.

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 4109 tons]


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2 December 1916

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.68, Long -63.63

8.30am: 32 Dockyard men on board.

8.45am: 1 NCO and Private to Military Barracks with deserters cloths [clothes]. Hands employed as required.

11.15am: 1 NCO and 1 Private returned on board.

1.0pm: Hands make and mend cloths [sic]. 1.30pm: Leave to watch till 6.30pm.

5.20pm: Darken ship.

6.0pm: Sentries Posted fore and Aft.


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3 December 1916

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.68, Long -63.63

1.0am: Water Tank alongside Forward. 1.35am: Water Tank alongside Aft.

6.0am: Sentries taken off.

9.20am: RCs Landed. 9.30am: Hands mustered by the Open List.

10.15am: Divine Service.

10.40am: Water boat forward left ship. 11.15am: Water boat aft left ship.

0.4pm: Watertank alongside forward.

0.15pm: Church parties returned on board.

0.55pm: Water tank left ship.


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4 December 1916

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.68, Long -63.63

7.0am: Hands employed securing boats and as required.

8.45am: 29 Workmen on board. Quarters clean guns.

4.30pm: Evening Quarters.


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5 December 1916

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.68, Long -63.63

8.30am: 29 Workmen came on board.

9.30am: Divisions and Prayers. 9.40am: Abandon Ship.

10.30am: Hands employed Hoisting boats and taking in stores.

3.45pm: Liberty men landed. Leave to Port watch until 7am Wednesday [on this Tuesday].

6.50pm: Liberty men on board. 7.0pm: Patrol landed 1 PO and 4 men.

9.0pm: Workmen left ship. Rounds.

11.15pm: Patrol returned. 11.30pm: Boats moored for night.


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6 December 1916

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.68, Long -63.63

7.30am: Liberty men on board.

8.25am: 30 Workmen on board.

9.30am: Divisions and Prayers. Posted fog lookouts.

3.30pm: General leave to watch from 3.30 until 7am Thursday.

8.0pm: Landed Patrol 1 PO and 4 men.

9.0pm: Workmen left ship. Rounds.

11.10pm: Patrol returned. Boats moored for night.

[Foggy through middle of day, rain in evening, noon temperature 47F]


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7 December 1916

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.68, Long -63.63

8.20am: 30 Shore workmen on board.

9.15am: HMT Olympic [for details see 5 April 1916 in this log] arrived.

9.45am: Hands employed as required. Escort landed 1 NCO and 2 men.

11.50am: Escort returned with 5 Absentees apprehended by escort.

5.20pm: Two signal ratings Joined ship.

6.0pm: Posted sentries fore and aft.

9.0pm: Shore labour left ship. Rounds.


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8 December 1916

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.68, Long -63.63

0.30am: 19 Workmen on board.

6.0am: Sentries taken off.

7.0am: Hands employed as required. Preparing ship for Sea.

7.45am: Water tank alongside.

8.30am: Ammunition lighter alongside.

9.10am: Hands fall in. Employed getting in Ammunition and as required.

10.0am: Two Signal ratings discharged to shore.

11.10am: 1 Hospital case to shore. Two bags of Mail and official correspondence to Niobe.

0.8pm: Commenced heaving up Port Anchor. 0.15pm: Port anchor away. 0.18pm: Half Speed 10 knots. 0.34pm: Half Speed 16 knots. 0.40pm: Full Speed, closed WT Doors.

0.59pm: Fairway buoy abeam, altered course S42E. Streamed and set Patent Log.

1.30pm: Commenced No1 Zig Zag. Mean course S20W.

2.0pm: Halifax Light Vessel bore N76W, Chebucto Light House N41W.

3.30pm: HMS Isis in sight.

4.0pm: Guns crews mustered and found correct.

4.25pm: Stopped Zig Zagging, half Speed 12 knots.

4.52pm: Altered course S58W, half Speed 8 knots. 5.0pm: Darkened Ship.

8.0pm: Mustered Guns crews and found Correct.

Midnight: Guns crews Mustered (Correct).


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9 December 1916

At Sea

Lat 40.92, Long -62.18

4.0am, 8.0am and Noon: Guns crews Mustered Correct.

10.30am: Lifebuoys tested and found correct. Turned in and secured boats.

0.30pm: Altered course N67E. Increased Speed to 14 knots. 0.50pm: Altered course S75E.

4.5pm: Increased Speed to 15 knots closing Devonshire. Various Courses.

[Changes of course at 4.35pm and 5.0pm, then multiple changes of speed until 10.25pm]

[Course and Distance made good: South Easterly 263 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To Lat 41 20 N, Long 50 W, N87E, 550 Miles]

[North easterly wind force 5 for most of day, weather overcast, noon temperature 48F, sea temperature 61F]


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10 December 1916

At Sea

Lat 41.40, Long -56.55

6.0am: Took up Day cruizing [cruising] station. Course S72E.

8.15am: Altered course N89E.

9.0am: Half Speed 26 knots, altered course N80E.

9.30am: Divisions and Divine Service. 9.50am: Altered course S71E.

11.52am: Altered course N80E. Increased Speed to 18 Knots to intercept stranger. 11.55am: Altered course N88E.

0.25pm: Full astern and Stop. Lowered seaboat.

1.10pm: Proceeded on course, Log 572.

5.10pm: Altered course S71E.

10.15pm: Reduced to 12 knots, altered course S72E.

[Course and Distance made good: N88E, 254 Miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To Lat 41 20 N, Long 50 00 W, East, 295 Miles]


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11 December 1916

At Sea

Lat 41.93, Long -50.33

4.35am: Opened to Day Cruizing station.

7.15am: Altered course N76E. Speed 15 Knots, Log 811.

3.0pm: Increased to 18 Knots chasing steamer, altered course North. 3.20pm: Half Speed 15 knots, fog set in, altered course to close SNO’s [Senior Naval Officer’s] ship. 3.30pm: Fog cleared, sighted SNO’s ship, altered course S70E and Reduced to 10 knots.

7.0pm: Commenced Soundings.

10.0pm: Altered course North, Log 959.5.

[Course and Distance made good: N84E, 295 Miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To Cape Race N23W, 305 miles]


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12 December 1916

At Sea

Lat 43.53, Long -51.32

1.0am: Altered course N34W, Log 989.5, half Speed 12 knots.

4.0am: Altered course N74E, Patent Log 19.5, half Speed 12 knots. Guns crews mustered (Correct).

8.0am: Mustered Guns crews (Correct). 8.20am: Half Speed 13 knots closing SNO’s ship, altered course S70W.

9.6am: 14 Knots to take station.

9.30am: Log hauled in and shifted to Lee side.

11.30am: Sounding half hourly. Noon: Guns crews mustered (correct).

0.30pm: Half Speed 11 Knots. Soundings every hour.

4.0pm, 6.0pm, 8.0pm and Midnight: Mustered Guns crews (Correct).

11.50pm: General Quarters.

[Distance run through the Water: 231 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To Sable Island East Point N86W, 365 Miles]


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13 December 1916

At Sea

Lat 42.72, Long -56.60

4.35pm: Increased to 12 knots closing SNOs ship. Darken ship.

[Apart from this log just records routine matters and changes in course and speed]

[Course and Distance made good: S78W, 235 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To Sable Island N62W, 156 Miles]


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14 December 1916

At Sea

Lat 40.80, Long -60.55

8.9am: Sighted SNOs ship, altered course N75W and Increased to 12 Knots. 8.42am: Increased to 15 Knots taking station on SNO.

3.45pm: Altered course S28W, 15 Knots to close SNO’s ship.

4.45pm: Increased to 14 knots to close SNO.

[Distance run through the Water: 336 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To Sable Island (West End) N7E, 196 Miles]


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15 December 1916

At Sea

Lat 40.00, Long -56.00 [very rough estimate based on log of HMS Devonshire for this date as no noon position or bearing information in log]

7.0am: SNOs ship bore S45W, 9 miles, altered course S66E.

5.0pm: Altered course N5W, Patent Log 905. Keeping station astern of SNO.

[Distance run through the Water: 290 miles]


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16 December 1916

At Sea

Lat 41.77, Long -58.03

6.15am: Stoker fell down bunker. Dr Tongue called.

1.35pm: Altered course North, Speed 15 knots to close SNO’s ship, Log 156.5.

9.45pm: Wind Hauled to NW.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 294 Miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To Sable Island N30W, 155 Miles]


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17 December 1916

At Sea

Lat 41.17, Long -61.25

2.0am: Handed Patent Log 90 miles. 2.20am: Log streamed on Lee Side, Log 91.

9.30am: Divisions and Divine Service.

4.30pm: Evening Quarters. 4.45pm: Darken ship.

6.0pm: Mustered guns crews (Correct). Commenced Sounding hourly and reduced to 12 Knots.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 267 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To Chebucto Head N35W, 173 miles]

[North westerly wind force 5 or 6 from 8am onwards with rough sea, snow in late am, overcast in pm. Noon temperature 42F, sea temperature 48F]


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18 December 1916

At Sea [and at Halifax NS]

Lat 44.66, Long -63.57 [estimated, though no indication of which berth is being used]

7.30am: Increased to 10 Knots. Sighted land on Starboard Bow, altered course WNW.

8.0am: Sighted Devils Island bearing N52W, altered course N50W, Log 86. Increased to 16 Knots. Guns crews Correct.

9.0am: Chebucto Head abeam. Courses Various. Handed Patent Log. 9.3am: Portuguese Shoal buoy abeam. 9.10am: Neverfail buoy abeam. 9.18am: McNabs Island abeam.

9.30am: Passed Boom Defence. 9.34am: Slow. Engines and helm to Captain’s orders.

9.46am: Let go Port anchor. 9.49am: Let go Starboard anchor.

10.13am: Finished with engines. OOG Visited, 5 bags mail.

10.30am: Waterboat alongside. 10.40am: Coal Lighters alongside.

1.25pm: Commenced coaling, shore labour.

2.30pm: 1 AB RNR Discharged to Hospital.

5.15pm: Posted sentries fore and Aft. Darkened ship.

11.20pm: Motor boat and cutter moored for night.

11.35pm: Ceased coaling. Coal received 719 Tons.

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 2181 tons]


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19 December 1916

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.57

0.20am: DSB Visited. Received 2 Letters.

3.40am: Water boat alongside.

6.0am: Sentries taken off.

8.0am: Took over Guard and DSB for the day. 8.15am: Commenced coaling.

8.30am: 21 Workmen on board. 8.40am: 12 Naval ratings on board from HMCS Niobe for passage.

Noon: Coal received on board 1003 Tons.

3.0pm: Took on board tables and Stools from Dockyard.

4.0pm: Cooks. DSB Visited. Received 1 Letter.

4.30pm: Watch employed with provisions and stores.

4.45pm: 12 Cases of wine and 2 Bags of mail from HMS Devonshire.

5.15pm: Darken ship. 5.30pm: Posted sentries fore and Aft.

6.0pm: DSB Visited. Received 2 Letters.

9.0pm: Dockyard Tug alongside with Timber.

11.30pm: Finished coaling. Total coal received on board 1416 Tons]


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20 December 1916

At Halifax

Lat 44.66, Long -63.57

6.0am: Sentries taken off.

8.0am: Coal Lighter left ship.

9.10am: DSB Visited. Received 1 Letter.

am: Ship's Draught: 26ft 10in Forward, 29ft 00in Aft.

11.30am: 101 Ratings on board for passage.

1.30pm: Five ratings joined from Isis for passage.

2.25pm: Two naval ratings joined from Isis.

3.30pm: Hove short starboard anchor. 3.48am: Half Speed 12 Knots.

3.55pm: Passed Boom defence. Increased to 17 Knots. Courses Various to Captain's orders.

4.0pm: Sounded submarine defence stations. 4.6pm: McNabs Island abeam.

4.25pm: Log streamed and set, altered course S45E.

5.0pm: Darken ship.

11.0pm: Clocks advanced 9 Minutes.

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 3476 Tons]


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21 December 1916

From Halifax NS

Lat 43.47, Long -56.50

3.0am: Clocks advanced 9 Minutes.

4.45am: Altered course S74E (Magnetic), Log 99.

11.0pm: Clocks advanced 14.5 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: South Easterly 316 Miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To Cape Race N37E, 243 Miles]


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22 December 1916

From Halifax NS, at Sea

Lat 45.00, Long -50.00

3.0am: Clocks advanced 14.5 minutes.

6.40am: Altered course N80W, Log 584.5, Half Speed 14 knots.

8.50am: Full Speed, altered course S87E.

9.5am: Reducing speed to 10 knots by 9.30 for General Quarters. 9.30am: Divisions and Prayers. 9.40am: Exercised General Quarters.

10.15am: Half Speed 15 Knots.

11.45am: Full Speed. Noon: Altered course S74E (Magnetic). Duty guns crews Correct.

10.48pm: Clocks advanced 12 Minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Easterly 296 Miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Race N53W, 162 Miles]


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23 December 1916

From Halifax NS, at Sea

Lat 46.40, Long -41.32

3.0am: Clocks advanced 12 Minutes.

3.25am: Sighted Suspicious Steamer, altered course South. Sounded General Quarters.

3.55am: Resumed course S75E. Secured Guns.

Noon: Reset Starboard Log and streamed set Port log. 0.30pm: Half Speed 14 knots through the water.

4.30pm: Darken ship.

11.0pm: Clocks advanced 18.5 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: N77E, 374 Miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Race N89W, 510 Miles]

[Weather mostly fine, NE Swell for much of day, noon temperature 45F, sea temperature 40F]


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24 December 1916

From Halifax NS, at Sea

Lat 47.70, Long -33.03

2.0am: Clocks advanced 18.5 minutes.

9.30am: Divisions. Divine Service.

0.15pm: Altered course S74E.

3.30pm and 6.40pm: Seaboats crew mustered (Correct).

11.0pm: Advanced clocks 19 Minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: N77E, 347 Miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To Lat 50 00 N, Log 15 W, N79E, 725 Miles]


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25 December 1916

From Halifax NS, at Sea

Lat 48.93, Long -24.55

3.0am: Clocks advanced 19 Minutes.

6.30am: Increased to 15 Knots, commenced zig zagging. B Watch Submarine defence

9.30am: Divisions and Divine service [presumably to mark Christmas Day].

10.30am and 1.30pm: Zig Zagging throughout watch.

4.50pm: Ceased Zig Zag, Speed 14 Knots.

11.0pm: Advanced clocks 16 Minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: N 77 40 E, 346 Miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To KAT N80E, 378 Miles]


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26 December 1916

From Halifax NS, at Sea

Lat 49.88, Long -16.18

3.0am: Clock advanced 16 minutes.

6.40am: Commenced Zig Zagging.

Noon: Altered course S78E, Log 344 Reset. Guns crew Mustered (Correct).

1.30pm: Zig Zagging throughout watch.

2.35pm: Observed destroyer on Port Bow.

3.15pm: Altered course East. Log 49 and Reset. Increased to 16 Knots.

5.0pm: Stopped Zig Zagging, set course East. Destroyer taking station astern.

10.0pm: Clocks advanced 34 Minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: N80E, 332 Miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: to KAT N80E, 46 Miles]


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27 December 1916

From Halifax NS, at Sea

Lat 51.95, Long -6.58

2.40am: Observed Bull Light bearing N25E (Approximately).

3.0am: Observed Loom of Fastnet bearing N79E. Advanced clocks 35 Minutes.

4.15am: Bull Rock bore North. Fastnet Light bore N65E. 4.19am: Altered course N73E, Log 199.

5.25am: Fastnet Light bore N10E, 4 miles, altered course N88E, Log 220 Reset.

6.55am: Gally [Galley] Head abeam 4.5 miles, altered course S86E, Log 24. Commenced Zig Zagging.

7.40am: Kinsale Light bore N4E, altered course N76E, Log 38 Reset.

10.14am: Altered course S89E, Log 49.

0.40pm: Altered course N60E Mean.

1.12pm: Tusker [Tuskar] Light House bore N30W, 4.5 miles, Log 102 Reset.

3.30pm: Altered course N22E Mean, Log 43.

4.30pm: Observed Bardsey Island Light bearing S75E.

4.55pm: Bardsey Light bearing S52E. 5.0pm: Escort took station astern. Depth charges put to safe.

5.45pm: Ceased zig zag, altered course N22E. 5.48pm: Observed South Stack bearing S64E.

6.0pm: Observed Carnarvon Bay Light Vessel bearing S77E. 6.8pm: Carnarvon Bay Light Vessel abeam, Log 83.5.

6.50pm: South Stack abeam 13 miles, altered course N85E, Log 108.5.

7.40pm: Skerries Light abeam 4 miles, altered course S47E, Log 27. 7.50pm: Skerries bearing N13E, Log reset 130. Guns correct.

8.28pm: Point Lynas abeam, Log 10.5.

10.15pm: Stopped. Handed Patent Log. 10.18pm: Pilot on board. 10.30pm: Half Speed 10 knots. 10.37pm: Stopped. Let go starboard anchor 45 fathoms in 17 fathoms of water.

[Course and Distance made good: Easterly 383 Miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Conisbeg Light Vessel N30W, 6.5 miles]


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28 December 1916

At Liverpool

Lat 53.43, Long -3.03 [estimated]

0.5am: Hove up anchor. 0.15am: Anchor aweigh, proceeded up river.

0.40am: Secure Guns. 1.3am: Formby Light abeam.

1.30am: Stop engines. 2.38am: Let go Port anchor. 2.40am: Let go Starboard Anchor, 60 fathoms Port, 45 fathoms Starboard. 2.50am: Finished with engines.

[Anchor Bearings: Ship's head South, Egremont S69W, North Wall N14E]

6.50am: Tug Bison alongside.

9.0am: Various movements of engines clearing foul berth.

9.30am: Hands employed removing ammunition from decks to Magazines.

10.0am: 1 Colour Sergeant and 2 Gunners Joined ship.

11.35am: 9 Naval ratings discharged to Laurentic.

Noon: Posted fog lookouts.

0.15pm: Stations. Engines to Captain's orders. 0.25pm: Starboard anchor aweigh. 0.35pm: Port anchor aweigh. 0.40pm: Made fast Tugs fore and Aft.

1.12pm: Entered Basin. 1.25pm: Entered dock.

2.0pm: Finished with engines. All fast alongside In Sandon dock.

3.30pm: Special leave to starboard watch 4.0pm to 7.0am Friday [on this Thursday].

5.25pm: One Naval Rating joined from Eagle.

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1671 tons]


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29 December 1916

At Liverpool

Lat 53.43, Long -3.00 [estimated]

7.0am: Liberty men returned on board.

7.15am: Hands fell in hauled ship off. Coal lighters came alongside.

11.30am 1 Lance Corporal and 2 marines escort to Walton Jail with ABs Newell and Dugdale.

0.40pm: 100 RNCVR discharged from ship and 5 Naval ratings for Devonport, 2 for Chatham.

2.0pm: Commenced coaling. Hands employed as required.

4.0pm: Leave to watch till 7am Saturday [on this Friday].

10.0pm: Stopped coaling for the night, coal received 279 Tons.


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30 December 1916

At Liverpool

Lat 53.43, Long -3.00

7.45am: Commenced Coaling.

9.15am: Hands employed taking in stores.

1.0pm: Port watch fall in. Starboard watch to dinner. Watch employed taking in stores.

1.30pm: Starboard watch employed taking in store.

4.20pm: Hands employed getting in provisions and Carpenters stores.

6.20pm: Leave to watch till 10pm.

7.0pm: 1 Stoker rejoined from HMS Eagle.

9.0pm: Finished coaling for night coal, received 1161 Tons.


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31 December 1916

At Liverpool

Lat 53.43, Long -3.00

7.0am: Working party of 50 men and armed guard landed for Bullion. 2 CPOs and 2 Marines Joined ship.

7.30am: Resumed coaling.

8.50am: Bullion Guard and Working Party arrived.

[Lieutenant. William J Davies RNR did remain absent over leave for 11.5 Hours. [Signed] WJ Davies]

1.0pm: Bullion on board, stores on board.

2.10pm: Hauled ship off. Sentries on board. 2.20pm: Stand by. 2.22pm: Let go from Quay. Helm and engines to Pilots orders.

3.10pm: Entered Sandon Basin.

3.31pm: Entered River. 3.40pm: Let go tugs. Half Speed 12 Knots.

3.50pm: Half Speed 15 Knots. 3.55pm: Rock Light abeam . Reduced to 12 Knots.

4.43pm: Formby Light Vessel abeam. 4.48pm: Dropped Pilot. 4.50pm: Half Speed 15 Knots.

5.0pm: Darken Ship, closed S Lloyd Doors. 5.5pm: Bar Light Vessel abeam. Full Speed, altered course N76W. Log streamed and set.

5.50pm: Observed Great Ormes Head bearing S56W. 6.0pm: Observed Point Lynus [Lynas] bearing S60W.

6.20pm: Great Ormes Head abeam Log 19.

7.0pm: Point Lynus abeam Log 32.5. 7.35pm: Skerries abeam 4 miles, Log 43, altered course S74W.

8.0pm: Guns crews correct. South Stack abeam 8 miles, altered course S49W, Log 51 Reset.

9.10pm: Commenced Zig Zagging.

10.5pm: Stopped Zig Zagging. 10.25pm: Resumed Zig Zagging.

Midnight: Guns crews Mustered Correct.


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LOGS FOR JANUARY 1917


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for January 1917]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed by Navigating Officer, as before]

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[Page not filled in but signed by Captain, as before, dated 5th February 1917]

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1 January 1917

At Sea

Lat 50.97, Long -10.53

1.0am: Tuskar Light bore N44W, 7 miles, altered course S83W, Log 87.5 Reset.

1.30am: Escort left ship.

2.45am: Coningbeg Light Vessel abeam, Log 30.5.

3.0am: Reduced to 10 Knots, Fog. 3.10am: Full Speed. Fog cleared.

6.44am: Altered course S85W, Log 97.

7.30am: Commenced Zig Zagging.

10.0am: Zig Zagging throughout watch.

7.30pm: Observed steamer on Starboard Bow bound SE.

11.20pm: Retarded clocks 24 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: South Westerly 340 Miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fasnet [Fastnet] N56E, 44 Miles]


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2 January 1917

At Sea

Lat 48.50, Long -18.45

2.50am: Stopped Zig Zagging.

3.0am: Clocks retarded 24 minutes.

6.24am: Clocks retarded 24 minutes.

6.30am: Increased to 16 Knots, commenced Zig Zagging.

10.30am and 2.0pm: Zig Zagging throughout watch.

7.0pm and 11.0pm: Zig Zagging throughout.

10.50pm: Clocks retarded 11 Minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: S64W, 345 Miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fastnet N63E, 388 Miles]


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3 January 1917

At Sea

Lat 46.75, Long -26.68

2.0am: Stopped Zig Zagging.

2.30am: Clocks retarded 12 Minutes.

5.30am: Retarded clocks 11 Minutes.

6.0am: Wind hauling Northerly. Heavy rain Squalls.

0.30pm: Full Speed, altered course N76W, Log 379.5.

10.42pm: Clocks retarded 12 Minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Westerly 354 Miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Halifax NS Westerly, 1608 Miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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4 January 1917

At Sea

Lat 45.13, Long -36.95

0.11am: Clocks retarded 11 minutes.

4.12am: Clocks retarded 12 minutes.

11.0pm: Clocks retarded 15 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: S 77 6.5 W, 457 Miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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5 January 1917

At Sea

Lat 43.58, Long -46.43

2.7am: Clocks retarded 14 Minutes.

4.1am: Clocks retarded 15 Minutes.

3.0pm: Ship swung for Compass Deviations.

5.5pm: Darken ship.

6.0pm: Half Speed 10 Knots. Dense fog.

7.10pm: Full Speed. Fog lifting. 7.15pm: Clear weather.

11.0pm: Clocks retarded 12 minutes, altered course N65W.

[Course and Distance made good: S 77 24 W, 420 Miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To Halifax Westerly 750 Miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Weather overcast in am, misty or foggy from 6pm, noon temperature 54F, sea temperature 60F]


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6 January 1917

From Liverpool, as Sea

Lat 42.69, Long -57.12 [very rough estimate as no specific position information in log]

3.0am and 4.41am: Clocks retarded 11 minutes.

6.30am: Commenced Zig Zagging.

9.30am: Submarine defence stations A Watch.

10.30am: Zig Zag courses throughout.

7.33pm: Altered course N46W, Log 137 Reset.

11.5pm: Clocks retarded 6 minutes.

11.10pm: Half Speed 17 Knots. 11.40pm: Ceased Zig Zagging.

[Course and Distance made good: South Westerly, 426 Miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Halifax North Westerly, 330 miles

[Number on sick list: 7]


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7 January 1917

From Liverpool, at Sea [and entering Halifax NS]

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56 [estimated]

2.55am: Clocks retarded 6 minutes.

6.0am: Altered course N58W, commenced zig zagging.

7.10am: Altered course N46W. Ceased zig zagging.

7.45am: Entered Channel.

8.0am: McNabs Island abeam. 8.5am: Helm and Engines to Captain's orders. 8.12am: Entered Halifax harbour.

8.20am: Let go Port anchor. 8.23am: Let go Starboard anchor.

[Anchored in E Berth Halifax. Exhibition Building bearing N45W, Citadel bearing S75W: 45 fathoms on each anchor]

9.15am: Divisions and Prayers. Draught Fore 24’ 4”, Aft 27’ 9”.

9.45am: DSB [Duty Steam Boat] Visited.

10.0am: Mail on board. 10.20am: 18 Bags and 1 Envelope (Confidential) to Niobe.

2.0pm: Special leave to watch till 10.0pm.

2.15pm: 1 Rating discharged to HMS Laurentic.

3.0pm: DSB Visited. Received 1 Letter.

3.45pm: Patrol Landed and Discharged 11 Ratings to Niobe.

6.0pm: Divine Service: Posted sentries fore and Aft.

10.15pm: Liberty men and Patrol on board.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1345 tons]


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8 January 1917

At Halifax NS [Nova Scotia]

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

6.0am: Sentries taken off.

9.20am: Coal lighters alongside.

10.0am: Commenced coaling.

1.45pm: Hands employed clearing after magazine. 9 Dockyard men on board.

4.0pm: Landed Patrol. 4.30pm: Landed Liberty men until 10.0pm.

5.20pm: HMS Devonshire left harbour.

5.40pm: HMS Isis left.

6.0pm: Posted sentries fore and aft.

6.45pm: Patrol returned on board for supper.

7.45pm: Patrol landed.

9.0pm: Shore workmen left ship. Rounds.

11.45pm: Finished coaling for night, coal received 873 Tons.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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9 January 1917

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

7.0am: Hands employed discharging Bullion.

8.0am: Commenced coaling.

8.45am: 22 Dockyard men on board.

9.0am: Hands employed with Bullion.

10.40am: Captain of the French Cruiser “Desaix” [shown here] Visited and Left ship 11.15.

11.0am: Finished discharging Bullion.

3.30pm: Leave to watch till 7am Wednesday [on this Tuesday]. 3.45pm: Landed Patrol.

4.2pm: [HMS] Laurentic weighed and Proceeded out of harbour.

9.0pm: Dockyard men left ship. Rounds.

9.15pm: Starboard Lighter finished coaling. 9.40pm: Port Lighter finished. Coal received 1473 Tons.

10.20pm: Liberty men and Patrol returned on board.

11.15pm: Motor boat moored.

[Note: “Desaix” was a French Dupleix Class cruiser built in 1900 and in service from 1903 to 1919; she was broken up in 1927 (more details here).]


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10 January 1917

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

8.15am: Commenced coaling.

8.30am: Water tank alongside. 18 Workmen on board from dockyard.

am: DSB Visited. Received 3 Letters.

4.0pm: Leave to watch till 7am Thursday.

6.20pm: 1 Sub Lieutenant RN and 1 Warrant Officer joined ship for Passage.

9.0pm: Shore Workmen finished for night.

10.0pm: DSB Visited. Received 2 Letters.

10.30pm: Liberty men and Patrol on board.

11.30pm: Finished coaling for night. Coal received on board 2159 Tons.


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11 January 1917

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

1.0am: Water boat alongside.

1.25am: Sent skiff to Niobe for message.

2.30am: Skiff returned with letter.

7.0am: Hands employed as required. Liberty men returned.

8.30am: Dockyard workmen on board 22.

4.20pm: Watertank alongside.

4.30pm: Libertymen and Patrol landed.

5.30pm: Stationed fog lookouts.

6.0pm: Darkened ship. Sentries Posted.

6.40pm: Patrol returned on board. Finished coaling. Coal on board 2600 Tons.

10.15pm: Liberty men on board.

11.30pm: Boats moored for night.

[Mist and/or rain for most of day, noon temperature 44F]


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12 January 1917

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

8.30am: Resumed coaling.

8.45am: 31 Dockyard men on board.

9.30am: Divisions and Prayers. Read Warrant No 85.

10.15am: French Cruiser Admiral Ambe [Amiral Aube pictured here] anchored. Officer of Guard visited.

0.30pm: 1 Rating discharged to Prison.

2.30pm: Captain of French Cruiser Admiral Ambe [sic] Visited.

4.0pm: Coal on board 2800 Tons. Coal lighter left ship.

4.30pm: Leave to watch till 7am. Landed Patrol.

5.20pm: Watertank alongside.

9.0pm: Shore workmen left ship. Rounds.

[Note: “Amiral Aube” was a French Gloire class cruiser in service from 1904 and scrapped in 1922 (more details here).]


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13 January 1917

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

8.45am: Waterboat alongside. 8.50am: 34 Dockyard men on board.

9.0am: Hands employed as required. Lifebuoys tested and found correct.

9.30am: DSB Visited, 3 Letters. 1 Leading seaman and 5 men to dockyard.

10.0am: Landed 6 Boxes of gold to dockyard under armed guard.

11.30am: Working party returned on board.

1.45pm: 100 RNCVR ratings joined ship for passage. Hands make and mend clothes.

3.30pm: Leave to starboard watch till 10pm.

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 3984 tons]


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14 January 1917

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

1.45am: Waterboat alongside.

9.30am: Divisions and Divine service.

10.50am: Hands employed preparing ship for sea.

0.30pm: Port watch to Dinner. Starboard Watch stow magazines.

1.35pm: DSB Visited. Received 2 Letters.

1.50pm: Magazine stowed.

2.30pm: Received 1 Bag of Mail from Admiral Aube and 1 Bag from Dasaix [Desaix] French Warships.

4.43pm: Commenced heaving up Port anchor. 4.45pm: Helm and engines to Captain's orders. 4.52pm: Anchor aweigh. 4.57pm: Half Speed 12 Knots.

5.5pm: Passed out of harbour. 5.7pm: Full Speed. 5.8pm: Submarine defence commence.

5.18pm: McNabs abeam.

5.37pm: Cape Farewell Buoy abeam. 5.40pm: Set course S42E. Streamed and set Log, half Speed 17 Knots.

7.15pm: Patent Log handed and streamed 25 minutes.

8.0pm: Guns crews mustered (correct).

Midnight: Guns crews (correct).

[Number on sick list: 5]


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15 January 1917

From Halifax NS, at Sea

Lat 43.10, Long -58.00

2.0am: Wind and weather moderating.

4.0am: Guns crews and seaboats crews correct.

5.0am: Sable Island Light abeam, Log 133.

6.30am: Commenced Zig Zagging and Increased to 17 Knots.

11.0am and 1.30pm: Zig Zagging throughout.

5.30pm: Stopped Zig Zagging.

11.0pm: Clocks advanced 11 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: South Easterly 262 Miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Sable Island N54W, 93 Miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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16 January 1917

From Halifax NS, at Sea

Lat 41.67, Long -49.28

2.0am: Clocks advanced 12 minutes.

7.10am: Clocks advanced 11 minutes.

3.15pm: Sighted steamer bearing South steering East. 3.25pm: Fired 2 Blanks to attract attention to signals. 3.30pm: Steamer proceeded.

5.25pm: Dismissed Submarine defence. Night Duty Guns crews closed up.

10.0pm: Clocks advanced 12 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: S 77 27 E, 396 Miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fastnet North Easterly, 1781 Miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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17 January 1917

From Halifax NS, at Sea

Lat 42.92, Long -41.10

0.35am: Clocks advanced 12 minutes.

5.30am: Clocks advanced 11 minutes.

6.55am: Altered course to close steamer. 7.5am: Resumed course S83E.

11.0pm: Clocks advanced 11 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: N 78 20 E, 371 Miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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18 January 1917

From Halifax NS, at Sea

Lat 44.83, Long -32.48

1.0am and 4.15am: Clocks advanced 11 Minutes.

3.0am: Moon up.

7.55am: Altered course North to close unknown steamer. 8.20am: Resumed course S80E.

8.45am: Quarters clean guns. 9.30am: Divisions and Prayers. 10.30am: Captain's Rounds. 10.55am: Hand WT Doors closed.

4.11pm: W Bruce OS RNCVR died in Lat 45 15 N, Long 30 45 W of Cerebro-spinal-Meningitis. [Entry on Casualty List (for 10th January, an error) reads: Calgarian, armed merchant cruiser. BRUCE, Walter, Ordinary Seaman, RNCVR, VR 3198, illness]

10.40pm: Clocks advanced 13 Minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: N 73 7 E, 396 Miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fastnet Rock through Lat 46 58 N, Long 22 30 W, North Easterly, 1007 Miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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19 January 1917

From Halifax NS, at Sea

Lat 46.90, Long -23.07

3.0am: Clocks advanced 12 minutes.

4.15am: Moon up.

5.0am: Clocks advanced 13 minutes.

9.0am: Funeral service. Stop engines. 9.8am: Lat 46 40 N, Long 24 09 W: Committed to the deep the body of OS WB Bruce RNCVR. 9.11am: Half Speed 17 Knots.

11.5am: No 2 Non return Valves tested and found correct.

11.0pm: Clocks advanced 11 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: N72.5E, 410 Miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fasnet [Fastnet] N63E, 597 Miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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20 January 1917

From Halifax NS, at Sea

Lat 50.25, Long -14.80

3.0am and 4.25am: Clocks advanced 11 Minutes.

6.50am: C Watch to submarine defence.

2.0pm: Altered course N22E, Zig Zagging throughout.

5.25pm: Stopped Zig Zagging, set course S89E.

9.30pm: Clocks advanced 10 Minutes.

10.20pm: Clocks advanced 14 Minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: N 59 20 E, 394 Miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fastnet Rock North Easterly, 215 Miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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21 January 1917

From Halifax NS, at Sea

Lat 52.17, Long -6.08

0.35am: Observed Bull Rock bearing N50E.

1.47am: Observed Fastnet Light bearing S88E. 1.55am: Commenced Zig Zagging.

2.55am: Altered course S87E. Fastnet abeam bearing N11E 5 Miles. 3.0am: Advanced clock 12 minutes.

4.45am: Galley Head abeam, Log 231.5.

5.45am: Kinsale Head abeam, Log 248.5, altered course N77E.

6.0am: Advanced clock 23 Minutes.

6.47am: Daunts Rock Light Vessel abeam, Log 259.5.

7.25am: Ballycotten [Ballycotton] Light abeam, Log 2700

8.0am: Guns crews correct. Mine Head bearing N47E, Ballycotten bearing N61W.

8.45am: Mine Head abeam, Log 291, altered course S75E.

9.30am: Divisions and Divine Service.

10.40am: Coningbeg Light Vessel abeam.

2.20pm: Altered course N24E Mean, Patent Log 45.1 Reset.

5.20pm: South Stack bearing S45E.

6.0pm: South Skerries Light bore S5W, altered course S76E. Mustered Guns crews.

6.23pm: Point Lynus [Lynas] abeam.

7.15pm: Half Speed 18 Knots, Great Ormes Head abeam.

8.50pm: Log handed.

9.20pm: Helm and Engines to Captain's orders. 9.47pm: Pilot aboard. Half Speed 12 Knots. 9.35pm: Bar Light abeam.

9.58pm: Formby Light abeam.

10.19pm: Wreck ship abeam. 10.48pm: Rock Light abeam.

10.54pm: Stop both. 11.3pm: Let go Port anchor 60 fathoms.

[Ship's Head South. Anchor bearing: Egremont Pier S87W, North Wall N13E]

[Course and Distance made good: Easterly 405 Miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Tuskar N18W, 4 Miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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22 January 1917

From Halifax NS, at Liverpool

Lat 53.42, Long -3.02 [estimated]

6.0am: Ship swung to Flood Tide.

9.4am: Commenced to heave short. 9.19am: Anchor aweigh, Engines and Helm as requisite.

9.30am: Made fast Fore tug. 9.42am: Made fast after tug.

10.23am: Let go Tugs. 10.30am: Let go Port anchor 60 fathoms.

[Anchor Bearings. Ship's head S3E: Egremont Ferry N70W, Seacombe Ferry S28W]

9.30pm: Stand by, commenced heaving up anchor. 9.45pm: Port anchor aweigh.

10.15pm: Entered Sandon Basin.

11.20pm: Entered Huskisson Lock. 11.30pm: Entered Huskisson Dock. 11.35pm: Entered Canada Dock.

[Distance run through the Water: 177 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1919 tons]


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23 January 1917

At Liverpool

Lat 53.44, Long -3.00 [estimated]

0.13am: Off Berth. 0.30am: Made fast alongside Berth, finished with engines. Hands piped down.

8.30am: Commenced coaling. Hands employed as required.

11.30am: William Hall and Edward Williams RNCVR discharged to Hospital.

1.40pm: Watch Keepers liberty men landed. Piped leave from 3.30 to 7am Wednesday [on this Tuesday] to watch and first part of Port watch.

3.30pm: Landed liberty men.

4.15pm: Engineer Lieutenant Bell discharged to Hospital.

7.10pm: Engine room staff. Engineer in charge Lieutenant Munro assisted by Lieutenant Cameron and Sub Lieutenant Sprott. Electrician Sub Lieutenant Riley.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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24 January 1917

At Liverpool

Lat 53.44, Long -3.00

7.0am: Commenced coaling.

8.50am: Canadian ratings left ship.

9.0am: Hands employed as required. Coal received 740 Tons.

10.10am: 1 Stoker rating discharged to shore.

10.35am: 40 bags of Mail on board.

11.0am: 1 NCO and 4 Marines to HMS Eagle.

Noon: Escort on board, 4 Prisoners.

3.30pm: 1 Stoker rating discharged to HMS Eagle. Leave to Port watch and first part of starboard Watch till 7am Thursday.

4.55pm: 4 Ratings joined ship from Devonport. 1 Corporal RMA Joined for passage.

6.0pm: Reported T Cluett Armourer having received injuries to leg.

8.30pm: 5 POs, 3 Leading Seamen, 1 Ordinary seaman Joined ship for Passage.

9.20pm: T Cluett discharged to Royal Infirmary.


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25 January 1917

At Liverpool

Lat 53.44, Long -3.00

8.15am: Five officers discharged from ship and 3 Naval ratings.

9.30am: 13 Naval ratings joined ship from Devonport.

11.55am: 4 Fireman discharged to shore.

5.0pm: Coal received 1930 Tons.

5.45pm: Captain Martin and Staff Surgeon Rosseau joined for passage.

10.0pm: Finished coaling for night, coal received 1990 Tons.


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26 January 1917

At Liverpool

Lat 53.44, Long -3.00

1.10am: Chief Steward Joined ship.

6.45am: Working party and Marine Guard landed for Bullion.

7.0am: Commenced coaling.

8.30am: 1 Boiler maker discharged to Hospital.

8.50am: 1 Chief Armerour [sic] Joined ship for passage.

9.40am: 11 Ratings Joined. 9.45am: 7 Ratings Joined ship for passage.

10.43am: Bullion on board 632 Boxes.

11.25am: 12 Ratings Joined ship. Chief steward left ship.

0.19pm: Let go fore and Aft. Left. 0.28pm: Engines and Helm to Pilots orders.

0.42pm: Entered locks. 1.10pm: Cleared locks, cast off Forward Tugs.

1.15pm: SS City of Calcutta [City of Calcutta (4) listed here] drifted alongside whilst waiting to enter lock. 1.20pm: All clear. 1.25pm: Let go after tug and proceeded to anchorage.

1.30pm: Let go Starboard anchor 60 fathoms cable in 14 fathoms water. 1.37pm: Ship brought up, engines at Stand by.

[Anchor Bearings: Ship's head NE: New Brighton Pier N27W, Egremont Ferry S32W]

10.0pm: Swung to flood tide. Let go Port anchor (30 fathoms).

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 3793 tons]

[Note: SS “City of Calcutta” was a British ship built in Belfast in 1903 and owned (in 1915) by William S Workman, Glasgow (Ellerman and Bucknall/City Line); she served as a troop ship from 1914 to 1918; she was sold in 1934 and was renamed “Calcut” for the voyage to shipbreakers in Japan.]


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27 January 1917

At Liverpool

Lat 53.43, Long -3.02 [estimated]

1.30am: Hove up Port anchor.

10.20am: Let go Port anchor 30 fathoms.

10.30am: One stoker discharged to HMS Eagle and Escort landed for absentees.

2.0pm: Hove up Port anchor.

3.15pm: 9 Stoker ratings joined ship.

10.39pm: Let go Port anchor 30 fathoms.

[Anchor Bearings: Ship's head NxE, North Wall Light N15E, Rock Light N28W]


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28 January 1917

At Liverpool

Lat 53.43, Long -3.02

2.0am: Hove up Port anchor.

10.0am: Divisions and Divine Service.

10.30am: Ship swung to Flood tide, dropped Port anchor 30 fathoms.

[Anchor Bearings. Ship's head North: New Brighton Tower N40W, Egremont Ferry S45W]

2.0pm: Hove up Port anchor.

11.0pm: Ship swung to flood tide, let go Port anchor 30 fathoms.


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29 January 1917

At Liverpool

Lat 53.43, Long -3.02

2.30am: Hove up Port anchor.

[Anchor Bearings. Ship's head SSE: Egremont Ferry S38W, Bramley Moor [Moore] Dock 2 Green Lights S33E]

11.0am: Ship swung to flood. Dropped Port anchor 30 fathoms.

3.0pm: Hove up Port anchor.

4.0pm: Ship swung to Ebb Tide. 5 Stoker ratings and 1 absentee on board from HMS Eagle.

5.0pm: 5 Stoker ratings discharged to HMS Eagle.

11.40pm: Ship swung to Flood tide. Let go Port anchor, 45 fathoms.


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30 January 1917

At Liverpool

Lat 53.43, Long -3.02

3.0am: Hove up starboard anchor and paid out to 60 fathoms on Port anchor.

9.30am: Commenced snowing lightly.

4.0pm: No bearings obtained owing to fog.

[Anchor Bearings: Ship's Head SxW, New Brighton Tower N43W, Egremont Ferry S35W]


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31 January 1917

From Liverpool, At Sea

Lat 52.55, Long -5.38

3.50am: Commenced to heave up anchor.

4.6am: Anchor aweigh. Half Speed 12 Knots. Helm to Pilots orders. 4.16am: North Wall abeam. 4.19am: Rock Light abeam.

4.50am: Wreck buoys abeam. 5.7am: Formby Light Vessel abeam.

5.16am: Dropped Pilot. Half ahead. Helm to Commanders order, sighted escort.

5.30am: Bar Light abeam, Full Speed, Set course N76W, streamed Patent Log. 5.40am: D Watch submarine defence closed up on guns.

8.46am: South Stack bearing S24E, Log 61, altered course S30W.

9.38am: Carnarvon Bay Light Vessel bearing S40E. 9.51am: Carnarvon Light Vessel bearing S66E, 11.5 miles, log 83.5. South Stack bearing N73E.

10.38am: Bardsey Island Light bearing S39E, Log 96.8.

11.45am: Bardsey bearing N80E, altered course S65W, Log reset.

2.0pm: Tuskar Light House abeam, Log 44.5, Distant 7 miles, altered course S78W.

2.38pm: Barrels Light Vessel abeam, Distant 1 mile.

3.15pm: Coningbeg Light Vessel abeam, Distant 4 Miles.

4.0pm: Guns crews correct.

4.30pm: Mustered at abandon ship stations.

5.20pm: Ship Darkened.

6.0pm: Moderate Westerly Swell cloudy and clear. Guns crews correct.

9.28pm: Sighted Fastnet Light bearing N27W.

10.0pm: Zig Zag courses throughout.

[Course and Distance made good: South Westerly 128 Miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Tusker [Tuskar] S56W, 36.5 Miles]


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LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1917


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for February (March crossed through) 1917]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed by Navigating Officer, as before]

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[Page not filled in but signed by Captain, as before, dated 3rd March 1917]

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1 February 1917

From Liverpool, at Sea

Lat 49.00, Long -15.12

2.0am: Zig Zagging throughout.

7.50am: Sea struck ship on Port side and unhooked forward fall of No14 boat, reduced speed to 8 knots and brought ship head to wind to secure Same.

8.0am: Escort sent back. Guns crews Correct.

8.55am: Full speed ahead Zig Zagging.

10.30am: Altered course N79W (Mean). Clocks retarded 30 minutes.

0.50pm: Stopped Zig Zagging.

1.0pm: Passed oil steamer Pingbourne [probably Pangbourne] of London bound East. Clocks retarded 30 Minutes.

5.30pm: Darken ship.

9.16pm: Clocks retarded 16 Minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: South Westerly 405 Miles]

True Bearing and Distance: Fasnet [sic] N56E, 260 Miles]

[Wind mostly south easterly then easterly force 6 or 5 from noon to 8pm, sea rough for much of the day; rain from noon onwards; noon temperature 42F, sea temperature 51F]

[Note: SS “Pangbourne” was a British cargo ship built in Hull in 1914 and owned by Power Steamship Company, London; she was sold to Italian company Servizi Marittimi Del Mediterraneo, Trieste in 1930 and was renamed “Alicantino”; she went missing in 1940.]


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2 February 1917

From Liverpool, at Sea

Lat 48.12, Long -24.02

0.30am and 4.30am: Clocks retarded 16 minutes.

9.0am: Observed ship on starboard bow on beam ends. altered course and speed to close. Norwegian iron ship Hero of Grimstad Lloyds Register No 210, ship a derelict and abandoned.

10.0am: Sounded of General Quarters and carried out Quarterly firing at her.

10.40am: Ship sunk and Proceeded.

9.12pm: Clocks retarded 12 Minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: S81W, 353 Miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To Lat 40.5 N, Long 47 W, S65W, 1088 Miles]

[Note: “Hero” was a three-masted iron sailing ship built in Glasgow in 1873 and was originally under British ownership and called “MacCallum More”; she came under German ownership in 1901 and was renamed “Anemone”; from 1905 she was in Norwegian ownership as “Hero”; she was to be dismasted and abandoned on 23rd January 1917 (more details here and here).]


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3 February 1917

From Liverpool, at Sea

Lat 45.90, Long -33.05

1.12am and 4.12am: Clocks retarded 12 Minutes.

9.20pm: Retarded clocks 11 Minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: S 70 03 W, 391 Miles]


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4 February 1917

From Liverpool, at Sea

Lat 43.43, Long -40.95

0.35am and 5.26am: Clock retarded 11 minutes.

5.30am: Wind shifted to West, speed reduced to 12 Knots.

9.30am: Hands fall in and Mustered by open List.

10.20am: Divine Service.

11.30am: Opened Bulkhead doors WT.

2.45pm: Wind Veered to Westward.

11.0pm: Clocks retarded 11 Minutes.

11.55pm: Exercised action.

[Course and Distance made good: S 66 9.5 W, 367 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To Lat 40.5 N, Long 47 W, S57W, 327 Miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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5 February 1917

From Liverpool, at Sea

Lat 40.75, Long -47.95

0.10am: Secured Guns and dispersed.

0.30am and 4.51am: Clocks retarded 11 minutes.

7.15am: Stopped. Steering gear out of order. 7.45am: Steering gear coupled up aft. Proceeded.

9.0am: Altered course N60W. Bridge steering gear repaired.

9.30am: Divisions and Prayers. Read articles of War.

10.15pm: Clocks retarded 10 Minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: S 62 41 W, 355 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Halifax Northwesterly, 785 Miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Wind westerly then south westerly in pm, force 5 from 4pm, up to force 8 at midnight, when sea state high]


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6 February 1917

From Liverpool, at Sea

Lat 41.48, Long -55.83

1.0am and 4.0am: Clocks retarded 10 minutes.

6.10am: Heavy rain squalls, wind hauling to NW. Barometer rising.

4.45pm: Darken ship, closed watertight doors.

5.20pm: Mustered seaboats crew (1 minute).

[Course and Distance made good: N83W, 360 Miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Sambro North Westerly, 423 Miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[South westerly then north westerly wind gradually reducing from force 7-8 at 4am to force 5 from 8pm; sea state high until 8am, then rough or very rough for rest of day. Weather mostly overcast, noon temperature 55F, sea temperature 56F]


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7 February 1917

From Liverpool to Halifax NS

Lat 43.74, Long -62.68

7.0am: Hands employed as required. Sounding every hour.

8.45am: Quarters clean guns.

Noon: Commenced Zig Zagging. Guns crews correct.

0.15pm: Altered course N7W Mean. C Watch submarine defence closed up.

3.10pm: Sighted Sambro Light House bearing N77W.

3.45pm: Handed Patent Log 25.7 (Lost one Sinker and tube retainer).

4.8pm: Half speed 17 knots. Entered Channel.

4.20pm: Engines and helm to Captain's orders. 4.36pm: Entered harbour.

4.47pm: Let go Port anchor D Berth 45 fathoms. 4.50pm: Let go starboard anchor 45 fathoms in 11 fathoms.

[Anchor Bearings: Clock Tower S43W, Exhibition Buildings N7E: D Berth]

5.50pm: Discharged 2 Officers and 7 Ratings to Hospital. Draught on arrival ‒ Forward 23’ 2”, Aft 27’ 4”.

5.55pm: Coal Lighter alongside. 6.0pm: Captain Martin and Staff Surgeon Rosseau left ship.

[Course and Distance made good: North Westerly 368 Miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Chebucto Head N38W, 58 Miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1477 tons]


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8 February 1917

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56 [estimated]

6.30am: Hands employed discharging Bullion into Tugs.

7.45am: Coal lighter alongside.

8.30am: 17 Marines on board tugs as guard for Bullion. Commenced coaling.

9.0am: 1 Stoker rating to Hospital.

9.40am: DSB Visited. Received 2 Letters and Despatched 1 Letter to Niobe and 1 Bag.

11.20am: Finished Bullion. DSB Visited. 1 letter.

1.0pm: Bullion party and guard on board.

1.45pm: 1 Rating discharged to Niobe. Paid Monthly money.

3.45pm: DSB Visited ship.

5.0pm: 1 Corporal, 1 Lance Corporal, 8 Privates and 23 Naval Ratings left ship for HMS Caesar.

5.10pm: Liberty men landed and Patrol.

6.0pm: Posted sentries fore and Aft. Darken ship. 6.10pm: DSB Visited. 1 Rating from Melville Island.

6.45pm: Patrol on board.

8.0pm: Patrol landed.

10.30pm: Liberty men and Patrol returned on board.

11.30pm: Motor boat moored for night. Coal on board 1063 tons.


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9 February 1917

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

8.15am: Commenced coaling.

8.20am: 27 Workmen on board from dockyard.

9.40am: Landed escort. Hands employed as required. Ordinary Seamen to boat pulling. Marines to rifle drill.

11.40am: Escort returned.

Noon: No 2 Non return Valves correct.

0.20pm: HMS Cochrane proceeded out of harbour.

1.15pm: Water tank alongside. Hands employed as required.

3.30pm: Patrol landed, 1 PO, 4 men. 3.45pm: Leave to watch from 4pm to 7.30am. DSB Visited, received 2 Letters.

6.0pm: Sentries posted fore and aft.

6.45pm: 19 Shore workmen on board.

11.40pm: Patrol returned. Ceased coaling for night. Coal received 1843 Tons.


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10 February 1917

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

2.0am: Sentries relieved.

6.0am: Sentries taken off.

7.20am: Liberty men on board. 7.45am: Water boat alongside.

8.30am: Dockyard party of 10 Hands and 1 LS left ship for Paymasters and Carpenters stores.

8.45am: 25 Shore workmen on board.

9.30am: Hands employed as required.

11.15am: Landed escort.

Noon: Escort on board. 1 prisoner.

1.0pm: Watch employed getting in stores. Leave to boys from 1.30 to 6.30. Special leave to starboard watch from 1.30 till 7.0am Sunday [on this Saturday].

2.25pm: Landed Liberty men.

3.45pm: Landed Patrol.

4.30pm: Dockyard men left ship.

6.45pm: Patrol and Liberty boys on board.

10.30pm: Liberty men on board.


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11 February 1917

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

7.0am: Hands employed clearing up decks and Rig Church.

7.20am: Liberty men on board.

8.15am: RCs Landed.

8.30am: Commenced coaling. Water boat alongside.

9.30am: Divisions. 9.40am: Divine Service.

10.15am: RCs returned on board. Presbyterians and Wesleyans Landed.

pm: Leave for watch from 1.30 till 10pm.

0.50pm: Church parties on board. 1.10pm: Landed Liberty men.

6.0pm: Ceased coaling. Coal on board 2279 Tons.


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12 February 1917

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

10.0am: 1 PO and 4 men on shore for ammunition.

11.0am: Ammunition party returned.

0.50pm: Water boat alongside.

4.45pm: Landed Liberty men and Patrol.

5.15pm: Water boat left ship.

10.30pm: Liberty men on board.

11.30pm: Boats moored for night. 11.45pm: Finished coaling. Coal received 2750 Tons.


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13 February 1917

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

7.30am: Water boat alongside.

7.50am: Small water boat alongside.

8.45am: 17 Shore workmen on board. Hands employed turning out and securing boats and as required.

10.0am: Landed escort.

11.50am: Escort and 1 prisoner returned.

2.15pm: DSB Visited. Received 1 Letter.

3.30pm: Small waterboat left ship.

3.55pm: DSB Visited. 6 ratings and 1 officer returned from hospital.

6.0pm: Posted sentries and shore workmen left ship.

8.15pm: 98 ratings joined ship from HMCS Niobe.

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 3909 tons]


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14 February 1917

From Halifax, at Sea

Lat 44.03, Long -61.72

0.30am: Received 1 Letter for Captain Via HMCS Niobe.

3.20am: Motor boat Mildred alongside with Party.

3.45am: Coastguard alongside with Luggage.

5.15am: Hands to stations leaving harbour.

6.0am: Commenced heaving up. 6.5am: Anchor aweigh. Helm and engines to Commanders orders.

6.35am: Passed through boom defence. Half speed 10 Knots.

7.0am: Full Speed. Set Course S45E. Patent Log streamed.

7.50am: Altered course S44E. Commenced Zig Zagging.

8.0am: Guns crews correct.

11.0am: Zig Zagging throughout Watch.

7.3pm: (Patent Log 197), altered course to S65E.

11.30pm: Clocks advanced 3 Minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: S66E, 78 Miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Sable Island S86E, 69 Miles]

[Snow, heavy at times, on and off all day. Noon temperature 29F, sea temperature 30F]


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15 February 1917

From Halifax, at Sea

Lat 43.50, Long -52.77

0.50am and 5.0am: Clocks advanced 3 minutes.

Noon: Altered course to S54E. Patent Log reset.

4.30pm: Read Warrant No 86.

10.4pm: Advanced clocks 11 Minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: South Easterly 396 Miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Race N4W, 195 Miles]


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16 February 1917

From Halifax, at Sea

Lat 43.95, Long -44.10

3.0am: Clocks advanced 11 Minutes.

4.15am: Altered course N89E. Patent Log 260.

9.30am: Divisions and Prayers. 9.40am: Exercised General Quarters. 10.15am: Secure.

4.40pm: Mustered seaboats crew (20 Minutes). 5.10pm: Mustered seaboats crew (12 Minutes).

5.20pm: Darken ship. 5.30pm: Mustered seaboats crew (1 Minute).

11.10pm: Clocks advanced 11 Minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Easterly 390 Miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fasnet [Fastnet] Easterly, 1490 Miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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17 February 1917

From Halifax, at Sea

Lat 46.72, Long -36.40

2.19am and 4.15am: Clocks advanced 11 Minutes.

7.5am: Half Speed 8 Knots. Hands employed securing boats, altered course S17E.

7.45am: Half Speed 17 Knots, altered course S87E.

9.40am: Lifebuoys tested and found correct.

6.15pm: Mustered seaboats crew (1 Minute).

10.0pm: Clocks advanced 9 Minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: N63E, 367 Miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[South easterly wind force 7-8 to 6-7 from 8am to 4pm with rough sea; rain at times, noon temperature 51F, sea temperature 55F]


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18 February 1917

From Halifax NS, at Sea

Lat 49.12, Long -28.00

0.5am and 5.0am: Clocks advanced 9 minutes.

9.30am: Divisions. 9.50am: Divine Service.

9.0pm: Extra Lookout placed.

11.10pm: Clocks advanced 14 Minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: North Easterly 370 Miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To Innistrahull [Inishtrahull] through Rendezvous [?] North Easterly, 863 Miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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19 February 1917

From Halifax NS, at Sea

Lat 52.82, Long -18.82

3.30am and 4.35am: Clocks advanced 14 Minutes.

6.0am: Commenced Zig Zagging. Submarine defence gun crews closed up. Depth charges set to fire with safety pin in.

10.0am: Zig Zagging throughout.

1.30pm: Zig Zag Courses.

9.0pm: Advanced clocks 12 minutes.

10.0pm: Advanced clocks 14 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: N 57 23.5 E, 412 Miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Innistrahull [sic] Easterly, 487 Miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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20 February 1917

From Halifax NS, at Sea

Lat 55.35, Long -9.38

3.0am and 4.15am: Clocks advanced 26 Minutes.

6.40am: Commenced Zig Zagging.

10.0am: Zig Zagging throughout watch.

11.0am: Sounding every half hour.

2.55am: Observed land ahead. Fanad Point Light House bore S8E.

3.50pm: Observed destroyers on Port bow.

5.42pm: Altered course S60E. Log 282 Reset. Innistrahull [sic] Light House bearing N38E.

6.29pm: Fog set in. Half Speed 14 Knots.

8.50pm: Rotator of Log carried away. Log handed. 8.58pm: Innistrahull [sic] Light bore N88W.

9.15pm: Log restreamed and reset.

11.5pm: Altered course S38E, observed Rue Point ahead. Various courses through Rathlin Sound.

11.54pm: Rue Point abeam, Log 28.6. Increased to 12 Knots.

[Course and Distance made good: North Easterly 414 Miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Innistrahull [sic] N86E, 73 Miles]


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21 February 1917

From Halifax NS to Liverpool, at Sea

Lat 53.42, Long -3.46 [very rough estimate as no noon position in log]

0.35am: Tor Point abeam Distant 0.5 Miles.

0.50am: Observed Maidens bearing S4E.

1.53am: Maidens Light abeam 1 mile, Log 22.5, altered course S1E.

2.49am: Copeland Light abeam 0.5 miles, Log 40.2.

3.23am: Skulmartin Light abeam 4 miles, Log 52.

3.55am: South Rock Light abeam 2 miles, Log 62.4. Reset.

5.55am: Rockabill Light bore S78W.

6.45am: Rockabill bearing N63W, 18 Miles.

7.10am: Commenced Zig Zagging.

11.0am: Stopped Zig Zagging. 11.10am: Thick fog, reduced to 12 Knots. 11.15am: Reduced to 8 Knots, altered course S20E.

1.20pm: Stopped, handed Log. 1.21pm: Half Speed astern. 1.25pm: Let go starboard anchor 45 fathoms.

[Anchored off Bar Light Vessel]

2.15pm: Pilot aboard.

3.0pm: Party left.

[Ship's head NWxW, Bar Light N75E]

10.45pm: Commenced to heave up anchor. 10.55pm: Anchor aweigh. Half Speed 8 Knots, helm to Pilot’s orders.

11.15pm: Bar Light abeam.

11.40pm: Formby Light Vessel abeam.

11.50pm: 12 Knots, Wreck Vessel abeam.


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22 February 1917

At Liverpool

Lat 53.43, Long -3.00 [estimated]

0.26am: Rock Light abeam.

0.40am: Engines and helm as required for anchoring. 0.53am: Let go Port anchor, 75 fathoms. 0.55am: Let go Starboard anchor 60 fathoms, 10 fathoms water. 1.0am: Ship brought up. Engines at stand by.

[Anchor Bearings: Egremont Stage N75W, Seacombe Stage S25W]

4.0am: Anchor bearings Verified.

6.30am: Hove up Starboard anchor and to 60 fathoms on Port anchor.

8.44am: Dragged anchor. Slow ahead, commenced to heave up anchor, helm and engines to Pilots Orders.

9.35am: Let go Starboard anchor off Sandon Dock. 9.42am: Anchor Dragging, hove up Anchor. 9.55am: Various speeds off Dock.

10.32am: Tugs made fast fore and Aft.

11.10am: Entered Sandon Basin. 11.25am: Entered Dock.

Noon: Ship fast alongside. Rung off Engines.

1.35pm: Hands employed hauling off ship to allow coal lighters alongside.

1.30pm: T Morris OS Discharged to hospital.

2.0pm: 1 Rating discharged to hospital. Commenced coaling.

3.30pm: Special Leave to Starboard watch till 7am.

4.0pm: A Brown RNCVR discharged to hospital.

9.30pm: Finished coaling for night. Coal received 350 Tons.

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1804 tons]


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23 February 1917

At Liverpool

Lat 53.43, Long -3.00

6.15am: Hands employed hauling off ship and as required.

7.45am: Commenced coaling.

8.50am: Drafts left ship. 9.0am: Hands employed getting in stores.

am: 29 Bags of parcels on board.

3.30pm: Leave To watch from 3.30 to 7am. Landed liberty men.

10.0pm: Finished coaling for night, coal received 1520 Tons.


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24 February 1917

At Liverpool

Lat 53.43, Long -3.00

1.15pm: Leave to Starboard watch and first part of Port watch till 7am Sunday [on this Saturday].

1.45pm: 4 Stokers discharged to shore.

4.0pm: Finished coaling for day, coal received 1850 Tons.

11.0pm: 15 Ratings joined ship for passage.


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25 February 1917

At Liverpool

Lat 53.43, Long -3.00

7.15am: Commenced coaling.

7.30am: 1 RMLI Officer joined ship for passage.

8.0am: 10 Ratings from Shotly [Royal Naval Training Establishment Shotly, which trained boys for naval service] on board.

8.30am: 1 NCO and 3 Marines on board for passage. RCs Church Party landed.

9.0am: 26 Ratings on board for passage. Hands to clean.

9.30am: Divine Service. 10.0am: Church Parties on board.

10.15am: M Daly Stoker on board under escort.

11.0am: 1 NCO and escort returned with J Andrews LS.

1.30pm: Gave general leave to Port watch till 7am and leave to second Part of starboard watch till 10pm.

3.45pm: Finished coaling, coal received 2246 Tons.

5.50pm: 1 Officer Joined ship for passage. 1 Lunatic Joined for passage.

6.0pm: Captain Longdon, Commander Compton, 2 Lieutenants RNVR and 2 Passengers joined ship for passage.

6.45pm: 1 Lieutenant RNVR joined for passage.

7.5pm: 3 Passengers joined for passage.

7.30pm: 3 Ratings joined for Passage.


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26 February 1917

At Liverpool

Lat 53.43, Long -3.00

8.15am: Captain Makins joined ship for passage. Hands employed getting in Bullion.

10.5am: 8 Ratings Joined ship.

am: Draught: 29’ 5” Forward, 29’ 6” Aft.

1.45pm: 1 Rating joined ship.

3.30pm: Leave to Petty Officers till 10pm.

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 3932 tons]


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27 February 1917

At Liverpool

Lat 53.43, Long -3.00

11.15am: 4 Stokers Joined ship.

11.30am: Stand by engines. 11.50am: Forward tug made fast. Noon: After tugs made fast.

0.14pm: Let go Aft. 0.16pm: Let go Forward, engines and help to Pilots orders leaving dock.

0.30pm: Entered Basin.

1.0pm: Made fast in Sandon Basin. Engines at stand by. 1.15pm: Cooks.

2.5pm: Let go fore and Aft.

2.20pm: Passed through locks. 2.27pm: Cast off Tugs and proceeded to anchorage.

2.50pm: Let go Port anchor 60 fathoms in 12 fathoms water. 2.54pm: Ship brought up. Engines at Stand by.

[Anchor Bearings: Egremont Ferry S48W, North Wall N19E]

[Anchor Bearings: Ship's head N20W, North Wall N17E, New Brighton Tower N31W]

11.0pm: Ship swung to Flood tide.


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28 February 1917

At Liverpool [and at Sea]

Lat 53.46, Long -3.13 [rough estimate]

4.0am: Anchor Bearings Verified.

10.0am: Stand by. 10.5am: Hove short. 10.18am: Anchor aweigh. Engines and helm to Pilots orders.

10.25am: Police boat brought off 1 stoker absentee.

11.30am: Formby Light Vessel abeam. Stopped. 11.40am: Dropped Pilot. Full speed. Helm to Commanders orders.

Noon: Bar Light Vessel abeam. Set Course N78W. Log streamed and set.

0.20pm: Commenced Zig Zagging. 1.0pm: Commenced sounding every half hour. 1.30 Ceased sounding.

3.0pm: Log 52 Reset. Skerries bearing S13W, Distant 4 Miles.

3.55pm: Log 16. Reset, altered course S28W. South Stack Light House bearing S36E.

4.38pm: South Stack bearing S73E. Log 12. Zig Zagging throughout.

9.0pm: Tusker [Tuskar] bearing North, altered course S80W. Log reset.

10.10pm: Coningbeg Light abeam.

10.44pm: Destroyer Ruby blew three blasts and fell astern. 10.53pm: Altered course to ascertain the matter.

11.0pm: Clock retarded 20 minutes.

11.3pm: Ruby reports striking submerged wreck. Ship badly damaged.

11.10pm: Ruby left for Queenstown. Resumed course.

Midnight: Guns crews correct.


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LOGS FOR MARCH 1917


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for March 1917]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed by Navigating Officer, as before]

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[Page not filled in, signed by Captain, dated 3rd April 1917]

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[Page for details of Barometer and Thermometers, not filled in]


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1 March 1917

From Liverpool, at Sea

Lat 50.18, Long -12.40

1.15am: Clocks retarded 10 Minutes. Ballycotton Light abeam. Log 80.

2.30am: Clocks retarded 10 minutes.

3.30am and 7.30am: Zig Zagging throughout.

4.30am: Clocks retarded 20 minutes.

5.35am: Escort stationed ahead.

3.0pm: Parted Company with Destroyer Hope.

4.30pm: Evening Quarters. Read Warrants No 87 and 88.

6.0pm: Guns crews correct. Darken ship.

8.0pm: Guns crews correct. Zig Zagging throughout.

11.0pm: Clocks retarded 15 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: South Westerly 420 Miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To Fasnet [Fastnet] N56E, 130 Miles]


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2 March 1917

From Liverpool, at Sea

Lat 48.10, Long -21.73

0.5am: Life buoy and Calcium Light carried away from B Deck Starboard side.

0.15am: Clock retarded 15 minutes.

2.30am: Zig Zagging throughout watch.

5.0am: Retarded clocks 7 minutes.

6.20am: Retarded clocks 8 minutes.

9.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship. Life buoy replaced.

10.0am: Zig Zagging throughout. Reduced submarine defence.

11.30am: Quarters clean guns.

1.30pm: Zig Zagging throughout watch.

9.30pm: Zig Zagging throughout.

11.0pm: Clocks retarded 14 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: South Westerly through 49 N, 15 W, 387 Miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To 42 N, 47 W, S 71 8 W, 1132 Miles]


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3 March 1917

From Liverpool, at Sea

Lat 46.77, Long -31.67

0.15am and 4.30am: Retarded clocks 14 minutes.

2.0am: Zig Zagging throughout.

8.45am: Half speed 10 Knots. Ship’s head to wind for Turning in and securing boats. 8.55am: Slow.

9.15am: Boats secured. Full Speed. Resumed course N75W. Stopped zig zagging.

9.20am: Clocks retarded 20 minutes. Lifebuoys tested and found correct.

8.20pm: Retarded clocks 3 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: S 78 46.5 W, 411 Miles]

[Squally north westerly wind force 6 to 8-9 from noon with sea rough to high; hail or snow at times, noon temperature 41F, sea temperature 50F]


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4 March 1917

From Liverpool, at Sea

Lat 44.98, Long -36.00

Midnight and 4.30am: Clocks retarded 3 minutes.

11.32am: Swung ship’s head to wind and Reduced to 6 Knots to swing in seaboats. 11.47am: Resumed Course and increased to 12 Knots.

3.30pm: Increased to 17 Knots.

8.6pm: Retarded clocks 6 minutes.

10.45pm: Full Speed.

[Course and Distance made good: S 59 25 W, 210 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To Lat 42 N, Long 47 W, S69.5W, 511 Miles]

[Wind still squally and north westerly, force 8 in am, force 7 for most of pm, sea mostly high; snow and hail in am]


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5 March 1917

From Liverpool, at Sea

Lat 42.62, Long -43.15

0.45am and 4.40am: Clocks retarded 7 minutes.

7.30pm: Steering gear shifted to Auxiliary engine.

8.30pm: Retarded clocks 11 minutes.

11.50pm: Altered course to N56W. 11.55pm: Ship's head to wind and sea.

[Course and Distance made good: S 65 22 W, 341 Miles]

[Wind still squally and north westerly, force 6 to 7 for much of the day, sea rough at times]


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6 March 1917

From Liverpool, at Sea

Lat 42.05, Long -51.40

0.50am: Full Speed. 1.10am: Resumed course N56W.

2.0am: Clocks retarded 11 minutes.

11.30am: Secured A1 and B1 guns.

11.50am: Heavy rain squall. Wind hauled to NW.

0.5pm: Half Speed 13 Knots.

8.10pm: Clocks retarded 10 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Westerly 385 Miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To Halifax North Westerly, 540 Miles]

[Another squally day, winds south westerly for a time in am, then back to north westerly, force 7 at noon and midnight, sea rough or very rough in evening. Weather overcast, noon temperature 56F, sea temperature 55F]


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7 March 1917

From Liverpool to Halifax NS, at Sea

Lat 42.5, Long -56.2

0.30am and 5.0am: Clocks retarded 10 minutes.

9.0am: Changed over to direct to overhaul TM steering gear.

10.15am: TM Steering gear in order.

3.0pm: Starboard Whistle Lanyard carried away.

[Course and Distance made good: N83W, 216 Miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To Halifax N71W, 335 Miles]

[A squally morning, wind force 6 to 8 and sea rough to high, wind and sea tending to moderate late in the day; snow in am, fine weather in pm; noon temperature 31F, sea temperature 42F]


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8 March 1917

At Halifax, NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56 [estimated]

0.15am: Clock retarded 4 minutes.

6.0am: Commenced Zig Zagging. Submarine defence stations.

8.10am: Lost overboard Log line and rotator Patent Log showing 69 miles.

9.0am: Entered channel. Engines and helm to Commanders orders.

9.17am: Passed Breakwater. 9.30am: Entered harbour.

9.45am: Let go anchors. Rang off Engines.

[Anchored D Berth. Citadel bearing S45W, Dartmouth Light House N6E, 45 fathoms on each anchor]

9.50am: OOG [Officer of Guard] Boarded. Draught: Forward 24’ 6”, Aft 27’ 9”]

11.25am: Mine sweeper alongside.

0.15pm: Hands employed discharging Bullion.

1.35pm: Water boat alongside.

1.50pm: Coal lighter alongside.

4.45pm: Finished discharging Bullion, 638 Boxes. Water boat left.

5.15pm: Coal lighter alongside.

7.0pm: Posted sentries fore and Aft. Ratings for passage discharged to HMS Niobe, Devonshire and Caesar.

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1758 tons]


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9 March 1917

At Halifax, NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

6.0am: Sentries taken off.

8.45am: Quarters clean guns. Commenced coaling.

9.30am: Hands employed as required. Officers taking passage discharged to Niobe. 16 Dockyard men on board,

10.30am. Engineer Lieutenant Richard P Carpenter RNR and Engineer Lieutenant Archibalald [sic] Kennedy RNR were informed that the Commander-in-Chief considered that they had made a frivolous complaint in war time. [Signed] Archd Kennedy, Engineer Lieutenant RNR, Rich P Carpenter, Engineer Lieutenant RNR.

[I protest against this statement as the source of “complaint”, has not, been investigated. Archibald Kennedy, Engineer Lieutenant RNR]

[This “complaint” was made under medical advice, and has been substantiated by the senior Medical Officer RN at Liverpool. Richard P Carpenter, Engineer Lieutenant RNR]

1.30pm: Hands employed as required. Leave to Port watch from 3.30 until10.0pm.

3.20pm: Landed Liberty men. 3.45pm: Landed Patrol.

6.45pm: Patrol on board. Posted sentries.

7.45pm: Landed Patrol.

10.30pm: Liberty men on board.

11.30pm: Finished coaling for night, coal received 476 Tons.


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10 March 1917

At Halifax, NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

8.20am: Resumed coaling.

8.45am: 9 Shore workmen on board. Hands employed as required.

1.30pm: Hands make and mend. 1.45pm: Leave to starboard watch till 7am Sunday [on this Saturday].

4.15pm: DSB Visited. Received 1 Letter.

5.0pm: Shore workmen left ship.

10.30pm: Liberty men and Patrol on board.

11.30pm: Finished coaling for night, coal received 992 Tons.

Midnight: Motor Boat Moored for night.


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11 March 1917

At Halifax, NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

7.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship and rigging Church.

8.15am: RCs Landed.

8.30am: Commenced coaling.

9.10am: Divisions. 9.15am: Divine Service.

1.0pm: Leave to Port watch till 7am Monday.

4.15pm: Landed Patrol.

5.25pm: Ceased coaling. Coal on board 528. Total 1520.

10.0pm: Liberty men and Patrol on board.


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12 March 1917

At Halifax, NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

7.0am: Liberty men on board.

8.30am: Resumed coaling.

9.45am and 1.15pm: Hands employed painting ship.

4.0pm: Liberty men and Patrol landed.

5.30pm: DSB Visited. Received 1 Letter. 1 Rating rejoined from Hospital.

7.30pm: Finished coaling for night, coal received on board 2104 Tons.


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13 March 1917

At Halifax, NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

6.30am: Waterboat alongside.

8.25am: Shore workmen on board. 8.30am: Commenced coaling.

1.15pm: Hands employed as required. Leave to Port watch from 4.0 till 10.30pm.

2.5pm: Water tank left.

4.0pm: Liberty men and Patrol landed.

7.0pm: Posted sentries.

11.30pm: Ceased coaling for night. Coal received 2374 Tons.


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14 March 1917

At Halifax, NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

5.0am: Sentries taken off.

7.25am: Watertank alongside.

8.30am: Resumed coaling. Shore workmen on board.

am: Hands painting ship’s side and as required.

10.15am: Finished coaling. Coal received on board 2401 Tons.

1.15pm: Hands employed painting ship and as required.

1.30pm: Watertank left ship.

4.20pm: Leave to Starboard watch till 10pm: Patrol landed.

7.0pm: Darken ship. Sentries Posted.

10.20pm: Libertymen and Patrol on board.

11.15pm: Boats moored for night.

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 3995 Tons]


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15 March 1917

At Halifax, NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

9.30am and 1.15pm: Hands employed painting ship’s side.

3.30pm: Leave to Port watch till 7.0am Friday [on this Thursday].

5.15pm: Water boat left.


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16 March 1917

At Halifax, NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

9.15am and 1.15pm: Hands employed Painting ship.

11.15am: DSB Visited. Received 1 Letter.

4.10pm: Liberty men and Patrol landed. Waterboat left ship.


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17 March 1917

At Halifax, NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

7.30am: Waterboat alongside. Libertymen on board.

8.30am: Hands clean in Painting rig. 9.0am: Hands employed painting ship.

9.45am: French warship Conde put to Sea.

1.30pm: Leave for watch from 1.30pm to 10pm. Landed Libertymen. Hands to make and mend clothes.

[Note: “Conde” (or Condé) was a French Gloire-class cruiser in service from 1904 to 1933; during WW1 she was part of the Atlantic Squadron; in 1933 she was hulked. She was captured by the Germans in 1940 and used as a submarine depot ship; she was sunk by aircraft in 1944 (more details here).]


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18 March 1917

At Halifax, NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

7.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship and rigging Church. 7.15am: RCs to clean.

9.30am: Divisions. 10.0am: Divine Service.

1.15pm: Special leave to watch until 10pm.

6.45pm: Darken ship.

[Weather fine after early snow and rain, noon temperature 41F]


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19 March 1917

At Halifax, NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

7.35am: Waterboat alongside.

9.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

3.45pm: Leave to Port watch till 10pm. Landed Patrol.


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20 March 1917

At Halifax, NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

8.30am: Shoreworkmen on board.

2.45pm: Returned Dockyard motorboat.

4.0pm: Special leave to Watch till 7am Wednesday [on this Tuesday]. Libertymen and Patrol landed.

4.35pm: DSB Visited. Received 2 Letters.

6.45pm: Patrol on board. Darken ship. Posted Sentries fore and Aft.

8.0pm: Landed Patrol.

10.15pm: Patrol returned on board.


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21 March 1917

At Halifax, NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

6.0am: Sentries taken off.

8.15am: 1 Leading Seaman and 6 men to Dockyard.

9.30am: DSB Visited. Received 5 Letters. Divisions and Prayers.

10.20am: Dockyard party on board.

3.30pm: Leave to Port watch from 3.30pm till 7am. Landed Patrol.


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22 March 1917

At Halifax, NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

9.30am: Hands employed getting in stores and as required.

1.15pm: Hands employed cleaning No 1 Hold. Leave for Watch from 3.30 to 10pm.

3.10pm: Dispatched 2 Letters to Niobe.

9.30pm: Dockyard workmen Left ship.


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23 March 1917

At Halifax, NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

8.45am: Port watch getting in dockyard stores. Starboard watch employed as required.

am: No 2 Bilge and Non return Valves examined and found correct.

3.0pm: Leave to Port watch till 10pm: Landed libertymen and Patrol.

10.15pm: Patrol and Libertymen on board.


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24 March 1917

At Halifax, NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

8.45am: Hands employed getting in stores.

9.10am: Hospital Ship No 21 Letitia [details here] left wharf and anchored in harbour.

11.20am: DSB Visited. Received 2 Letters.

1.15pm: Port watch clearing lighter.

2.30pm: Leave to Starboard watch till 10pm.

2.45pm: 378 bags of mail received on board.

4.45pm: Lighter left ship.

10.15pm: Liberty men and Patrol on board.

11.0pm: Posted Fog lookouts.

[Note: SS “Letitia” (listed here as Letitia (1)) was a British ocean liner built in Scotland in 1912 for The Donaldson Line, Glasgow; she was designated as a Hospital Ship in 1914, under the command of the Royal Canadian Naval Medical Services and became “HMHS Letitia”; she ran aground on Portuguese Cove Shoal when approaching Halifax in fog on 1st August 1917, with 564 patients, 84 medical staff and 137 crew aboard. Surprisingly only 1 life was lost (more details here).]


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25 March 1917

At Halifax, NS [though no date or place at top of page]

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

8.0am: RCs Landed.

8.50am: HMS Antrim entered harbour.

9.30am: 18 Ratings Joined for passage.

10.10am: Wesleyians and Presbeterians [sic] Landed.

10.30am: RCs on board.

11.0am: 2 Ratings Joined for passage.

1.10pm: Landed Liberty men.

10.15pm: Liberty men and Patrol on board.


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26 March 1917

At Halifax, NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

7.20am: Waterboats alongside fore and Aft.

8.45am: Hands employed painting ship. Turning out boats and as required.

1.15pm: Lieutenant Commander Brotherton Joined ship for passage.

2.45pm: Watertank alongside.

3.30pm: Leave to watch till 10pm. Patrol Landed.

4.30pm: DSB Visited. Received 1 Letter.

10.15pm: Liberty men and Patrol on board.

11.20pm: Boats moored for night.


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27 March 1917

At Halifax, NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

5.45am: Withdrew sentries.

6.10am: Placed fog lookouts.

7.20am: Three lighters alongside.

8.45am: Hands employed clearing lighters.

2.30pm: 5 Sub Lieutenants, 1 Midshipman and 74 Ratings joined ship for passage from Niobe. Captain Gordon Smith and two fleet paymasters joined for passage.

7.0pm: Sentries posted fore and Aft. Darken ship.


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28 March 1917

At Halifax, NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

9.35am: Exercised abandon ship.

1.15pm: Hands make and mend cloths [clothes].

3.20pm: DSB Visited. Received 1 Letter.

3.35pm: Weighed starboard anchor.

4.45pm: Stand by. Commenced heaving up Port anchor. Engines and helm to Commanders orders. 4.58pm: Anchor aweigh.

5.5pm: Half Speed 10 knots. 5.16pm: Passed through boom defence.

5.25pm: 1 Rating joined from Antrim for passage.

6.0pm: Closed WT Doors. 6.10pm: Set Course S42E. Log streamed.

8.0pm and Midnight: Guns crews correct.


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29 March 1917

At Sea

Lat 42.72, Long -59.17

9.30am: Divisions and Prayers. Exercised General Quarters.

11.0am: Half Speed 11 Knots. Convoy altered course S62E (Magnetic).

4.30pm: Evening Quarters.

[Course and Distance made good: South Easterly 216 Miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Sable Island East Point N14W, 78 Miles]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 44F, sea temperature 37F]


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30 March 1917

At Sea

Lat 42.27, Long -52.40

0.20am: Clocks advanced 22 minutes.

4.50am: Mustered submarine defence Guns crews.

0.3pm: Altered course East to Intercept steamer (SS Canada [probably the ship listed here]).

0.40pm: Resumed station, altered course S60E.

2.0pm: Altered course S61E Magnetic together with convoyed Vessels (Standard Compass S60E).

[Course and Distance made good: S84.5E, 302 Miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Race N6.5W, 270 Miles]

[Note: There were a number of ships called “Canada” at this time ‒ the most likely was a British ship built in Belfast in 1896 and owned by British and North Atlantic Steam Navigation Company (White Star/Dominion Line); she was used as a troop or transport ship from 1914 to 1918 and was scrapped in Italy in 1926 (more details here).]


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31 March 1917

At Sea

Lat 42.27, Long -45.83

0.30am: Clocks advanced 26 minutes.

4.50am: C Watch Submarine defence mustered.

5.40pm: Mustered seaboats crew.

6.30pm: Darken ship.

[Numerous changes in speed during the day]

[Course and Distance made good: Easterly 297 Miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To Lat 47 20 N, Long 30 W, N 66 45 E, 734 Miles]


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LOGS FOR APRIL 1917


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[Left hand side of cover of Log for April 1917]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed by Navigating Officer, as before]

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[Page not filled in but signed by Captain, as before, dated 3 May 1917]

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[Page for details of Barometer and Thermometers, not filled in]


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1 April 1917

At Sea

Lat 44.35, Long -40.13

2.0am: Advanced clocks 24 minutes.

3.0am: Heavy rain squalls. Wind South.

10.0am: Divisions and Divine Service.

[Numerous small changes in speed during the day]

[Course and Distance made good: N 65 40 E, 272 Miles]

[Wind southerly or south easterly force 6 or 7 from 8am, with rough sea; rain at times, noon temperature 57F, sea temperature 60F]


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2 April 1917

At Sea

Lat 45.85, Long -35.25

1.0am: Clocks advanced 22 minutes.

5.0am: Submarine defence guns crews mustered and found correct.

6.30pm: Darken ship.

11.45pm: Altered course S87E.

[Course and Distance made good: N 66 43 E, 226 Miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To Lat 47 20, Long 30 W, N67E, 234 Miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Squally south easterly wind force 7 from 8am to 6pm, with rough sea. Wind and sea reducing in evening]


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3 April 1917

At Sea

Lat 47.35, Long -29.38

1.0am: Clocks retarded 22 minutes.

9.15am: Convoy altered course S70E, Patent Log 234.

3.0pm: Altered course S72E to keep station.

[Course and Distance made good: N 69 48 E, 265 Miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To Lat 48 15 N, Long 15 W, N85E, 580 Miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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4 April 1917

From Halifax NS, at Sea

Lat 47.60, Long -22.18

1.7am: Advanced clocks 28 minutes.

9.30am: Divisions and Prayers. 9.40am: Exercised General Quarters.

4.30pm: Evening Quarters. Exercised abandon ship.

[Course and Distance made good: N69E, 292 Miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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5 April 1917

From Halifax NS to Liverpool, at Sea

Lat 48.28, Long -14.25

1.0am: Clocks advanced 28 minutes.

8.15am: Sighted destroyers on Starboard Bow.

9.14am: Convoy separated into three divisions, two destroyers ahead of each.

1.0pm: GMT. Commenced Zig Zagging. Mean course N76E.

pm: Zig Zagging throughout.

11.0pm: Clocks advanced 23 minutes.

[Course and Distance: Easterly 319 Miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To Tuskar N 53 43 E, 397 Miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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6 April 1917

From Halifax NS to Liverpool, at Sea

Lat 52.02, Long -6.20

1.10am: Advanced clocks 23 minutes.

2.30am: Zig Zagging throughout watch.

5.0am: Clocks advanced 23 minutes.

11.35am: Observed Tuskar Light House bearing N3E.

11.50am: Observed Barrels Light Vessel Bearing N25W.

0.40pm: Passed through drifter line. Set course N53E. Tuskar Light House abeam.

2.40pm: Altered course N22E (Compass), Patent Log 46. Zig Zagging throughout.

5.45pm: Escort Lyra parted company and proceeded to Hollyhead [Holyhead] having only 3 tons of oil on board. Guns crews correct.

7.5pm: South Stack abeam.

7.25pm: Skerries Light abeam 4 miles, altered course S86E, Log 34.

7.57pm: Point Lynus abeam, Skerries Light bearing S59W.

9.10pm: Altered course S72E. Log 164. Stopped Zig Zagging.

9.45pm: Altered course South. Handed Patent Log 175.1.

10.5pm: Bar Light Vessel abeam. 10.10pm: Pilot aboard.

10.30pm: Speed and Helm to Pilot’s orders.

11.45pm: Let go Port anchor 60 fathoms in 15 fathoms water. 11.50pm: Let go starboard anchor to 15 fathoms.

[Anchor bearings: Vauxhall Chimney S83E, Seacombe Stage S74W]

[Course and Distance made good: North Easterly 386 Miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Tusker [Tuskar] N1E, 11 Miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 43F, sea temperature 45F]


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7 April 1917

At Liverpool

Lat 53.43, Long -3.00 [estimated]

1.0am: Veered Port cable to 75 fathoms and Starboard cable to 30 fathoms.

[Anchor Bearings: Seacombe Ferry S54W, Egremont Ferry N20W]

5.0am: Cleared Starboard anchor and discovered broken link in Port cable. Hove up Port anchor and let go starboard anchor 60 fathoms.

6.50am: Ship swung to Flood tide.

[Anchor Bearings Compass: Seacombe Ferry N71W. Egremont Ferry N21W, Waterloo Tower N67E]

8.15am: Anchor dragging. Slow ahead both. Helm to Pilots orders. Let go Port anchor 30 fathoms, ship brought up.

9.40am: Landed Passengers and mail on tender.

9.50am: Commenced heaving up anchors. Engines and helm to Pilots orders. 9.57am: Anchors aweigh.

11.10am: Entered Locks. 11.30am: Entered Sandon dock. 11.48am: Ship fast alongside. Engines Rung off.

0.45pm: 1 PO 1 Discharged to Chatham Barracks. Leave for watch from 2.30pm till 7am Monday [on this Saturday]. Leave for Part of watch from 2.30 till 7am Sunday.

4.45pm: Foremost Sentry taken off.

10.15pm: Exercised Fire stations.

11.0pm: Advanced clocks 20 minutes.

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1855 tons]


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8 April 1917

At Liverpool

Lat 53.43, Long -3.00

1.0am and 5.0am: Advanced clocks 20 minutes.

10.0am: Divine service.

1.0pm: Leave from 1.00pm until 7am Monday for second Part of watch [on this Sunday].


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9 April 1917

At Liverpool

Lat 53.43, Long -3.00

6.30am: Hands employed breasting off ship and getting coal lighters alongside.

9.0am: Hands employed working cable and as required.

11.45am: Moved coal lighters.

4.0pm: Commenced coaling.

10.0pm: Stopped coaling for night.


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10 April 1917

At Liverpool

Lat 53.43, Long -3.00

6.30m: Hands employed working cable and as required.

7.0am: Commenced coaling.

9.0am and 1.20pm: Hands employed working cable and getting in stores.


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11 April 1917

At Liverpool

Lat 53.43, Long -3.00

9.0am: Hands employed taking in stores.

10.0am: 15 Casks of rum placed in spirit room and Key returned.

1.15pm: Hands employed taking in stores and as required.

3.30pm: 4 Ratings Joined ship from HMS Eagle.

4.0pm: 1 Armourer Joined ship.

8.0pm: 1 stoker discharged to Hospital.

9.30pm: Permission granted from SNO to shift ship 60 feet astern to facilitate coaling.

10.0pm: Coal on Board 1100 Tons.


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12 April 1917

At Liverpool

Lat 53.43, Long -3.00

6.0am: Hands employed shifting ship.

7.30am: Dr Tongue left ship.

9.0am: Hands employed cleaning out chain locker and as required.

am: 21 ratings Joined ship from HMS Pembroke. 17 Ratings Joined ship from HMS Vivid.

0.15pm: 1 AB rejoined ship from Hospital.

4.30pm: General leave to Port watch till 10pm.

7.30pm: 20 Ratings Joined ship from HMS Excellent and 1 RMLI from Chatham.

8.15pm: 4 Marines RMLI Joined for passage.

10.0pm: Stopped coaling for night, coal received 2000 Tons.

10.45pm: 1 Colour Sergeant joined for passage.

[Weather fine, noon temperature 41F]


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13 April 1917

At Liverpool

Lat 53.43, Long -3.00

8.0am: Hands employed getting in Bullion.

9.15am: Finished Bullion.

2.30pm: Leave to Starboard watch till 7am Saturday [on this Friday].

9.0pm: Ceased coaling for night.


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14 April 1917

At Liverpool

Lat 53.43, Long -3.00

6.45am: Hands employed discharging No 1 Hold.

9.0am: Finished coaling, coal received on board 2587 Tons. Hands employed cleaning ship.

1.0pm: Starboard watch employed clearing No 1 Hold.

2.0pm: Special leave to Port watch till 7am Monday. Read Warrant No 90.

9.40pm: Watch to fire stations on C Deck. Assembled 1 minute. 9.42pm: Fire stations dismissed. Fire in Pantry on C Deck unimportant.

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 4201 tons]


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15 April 1917

At Liverpool

Lat 53.43, Long -3.00

8.40am: Landed RCs.

9.55am: RCs on board. 10.0am: Landed Church parties.

11.50am: Church parties on board.

Noon: Engine Sub Lieutenant Derbyshire placed under open arrest.

1.15pm: Leave to second Part of Starboard watch till 7am Monday.


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16 April 1917

At Liverpool

Lat 53.43, Long -3.00

7.15am: 1 Naval rating joined ship.

10.15am: Lieutenant Mitchell RNR left ship.

10.50am: Discharged 1 Chief Armourer to HMS Excellent.

11.15am: Lieutenant Riddle RNR Joined ship and Engineer Sub Lieutenant Wynne for passage.

0.45pm: Hands employed preparing ship for sea and as required.

3.35pm: Received 13 Bags of Mails on board and Discharged 4 Bags.

6.0pm: Flying Corp Embarked.

6.15pm: 4 Ratings Joined for passage.

7.30pm: 20 Ratings Joined ship for passage.


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17 April 1917

At Liverpool

Lat 53.43, Long -3.00

9.45am: Hands employed Breasting off ship. PO Vesey discharged to Depot.

11.0am: Secured ship alongside SS Andania.

Noon: Discharged 1 Rating to HMS Eagle.

4.30pm: Exercised abandon ship.

4.45pm: 5 Stoker ratings Joined ship.

6.0pm: Stand by engines. 6.15pm: Singled up fore and Aft. 6.20pm: Let go fore and Aft. Proceeded into basin.

7.3pm: Alongside in Basin, engines at stand by.

8.0pm: Let go fore and Aft and proceeded out of Dock.

8.20pm: Cleared lock heads and proceeded to Anchorage, engines and helm to Pilots orders. 8.25pm: Let go both Tugs.

8.40pm: Let go Starboard anchor 60 fathoms in 12.5 fathoms. 8.45pm: Ship brought up. Engines at Stand by.

[Anchor bearings: New Brighton Ferry N16W, Egremont Ferry S47W]

10.0pm: Ship swung to Ebb tide.

Midnight: Anchor bearings Verified.

[Note: SS “Andania” was British passenger and cargo ship built in Scotland in 1913 and owned by The Cunard Steam Ship Company; she took part in the Gallipoli campaign and was used to transport Canadian troops during 1916, returning to passenger service (Liverpool to New York) in 1917; she was to be sunk by a German submarine off Rathlin Island, Northern Ireland on 27 January 1918, with the loss of 7 lives (more details here).]


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18 April 1917

At Liverpool

Lat 53.43, Long -3.03 [estimated]

[Anchor bearings, Ship's head S20W: Egremont Ferry S42W, Bramley Moore Dock 2 Green Lights S52W]

4.30am: Ship swung to Flood tide.

[Anchor bearings: Egremont Ferry S44W, New Brighton Ferry N14W]

9.30am: Divisions and Prayers. Exercised Action and submarine defence.

10.30am: Ship swung to Ebb tide.

4.30pm: Evening Quarters. 4.45pm: Read warrants No 91 and 92.

[Anchor Bearings, Ship's head NxW: New Brighton Ferry N16W, Egremont Ferry S47W]

11.0pm: Ship swung to Ebb Tide.


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19 April 1917

At Liverpool

Lat 53.43, Long -3.03

10.0am: Lifebuoys tested and found Correct.

11.30am: Ship swung to Ebb tide. Veered cable to 75 fathoms.

Noon: 4 Absentees boarded under escort.

1.30pm: Read warrant No 93.

2.0pm: 1 Stoker discharged to prison under escort.

[Anchor Bearings, Ship’s Head SSW: New Brighton Tower N33W, Egremont Ferry S34W]


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20 April 1917

At Liverpool

Lat 53.43, Long -3.03

10.30am: No 2 Non return Valves correct.

11.2am: Man reported overboard. Starboard Lifebuoy dropped and lifeboat called away. 11.3am: Lifeboat lowered and sent away.

11.35am: Lifeboat returned after unsuccessful search for Frederick Lawrence, Gunner RMA and hoisted. [Entry on Casualty List for this date reads: Calgarian, armed merchant cruiser. LAWRENCE, Roland F, Gunner, RMA, RMA 14856, died in UK]

11.45am: 11 Ratings Joined for passage.

3.20pm: 6 Ratings Joined ship for passage.

6.45pm: Ship swung to Flood tide. 6 Ratings Joined for passage.


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21 April 1917

At Liverpool

Lat 53.43, Long -3.03

10.20am: 1 Rating discharged to HMS Excellent. Officers sitting on Court of Enquiry re drowning of Frederick Lawrence Gunner RMA.

11.30am: 11 Ratings and 1 Marine Joined for passage.

1.35pm: HMS Antrim and 2 Destroyers arrived.

1.40pm: Read Warrants No 94, 95, 96, 97.

2.0pm: Discharged 4 ratings to prison.

3.35pm: Lieutenant Riddle RNR Left ship for HMS Antrim.


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22 April 1917

At Liverpool

Lat 53.43, Long -3.03

9.30am: Divisions and Divine service.

1.35pm: Commenced to heave up Anchor. Stand by engines. 1.55pm: Veered Cable to 75 fathoms. Discovered bent link in Starboard Cable. 2.15pm: Let go Port anchor 30 fathoms.

[Anchor Bearings, Ship's Head S0.5W: New Brighton Tower N36W, Egremont Ferry S33W]

4.30pm: Exercised abandon ship stations.

6.45pm: Hove up port anchor.

9.0pm: Commenced heaving up. Engines and Helm to Pilots orders. 9.17pm: Anchor aweigh. Half Speed 14 Knots.

9.30pm: Rock Light abeam.

10.15pm: Formby Light Vessel abeam.

10.35pm: Dropped Pilot, full Speed. 10.40pm: Bar Light Vessel abeam. Set course N16E. Streamed and set Log.

10.45pm: Retarded clocks 60 minutes. 10.47pm: Altered course West, log 19.

11.15pm: Skerries Light bearing S81W, Great Ormes Head bearing S20W.


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23 April 1917

From Liverpool, at Sea

Lat 55.43, Long -6.47

0.57am: Skerries Light bearing S5W, Log 56 Reset, altered course N76W.

2.0am: Rockabill Light bearing N46W, altered course N28E, Log 27 Reset.

2.45am: Rockabill Light abeam.

3.0am: Commenced to Zig Zag. Mean course N28E.

4.0am: Guns crews correct.

8.20am: Corsewall Point bearing N63E.

9.23am: Maidens Buoy abeam, altered course N23W.

10.35am: Tor Point abeam, altered course Variously to enter Rathlin Sound.

10.55am: Rue Point abeam. Set course N50W, Log 50.6 Reset.

11.27am: Bengore Head abeam, Log 8, altered course N7E. Zig Zag courses throughout.

0.50pm: Oversay Island Light House abeam 3 miles, Log 33.

9.0pm: Retarded clocks 10 minutes.

9.30pm: Zig Zagging throughout.

11.0pm: Retarded clocks 11 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: North Westerly 260 Miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Oversay Light House N7W, 15 Miles]


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24 April 1917

From Liverpool to Halifax NS

Lat 54.30, Long -17.90

1.0am: Clocks retarded 11 minutes.

2.15am: Clocks retarded 10 minutes.

3.0am: Zig Zagging throughout.

4.21am: Clocks retarded 21 minutes.

4.10pm: Patent Log 185, altered course N89W. Parted company with escort.

3.0pm: Zig Zagging throughout.

7.40pm: Darken ship.

11.10pm: Clocks retarded 14 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Westerly 413 Miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To Lat 40.5N, Long 47W, S51W, 1313 Miles]


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25 April 1917

From Liverpool to Halifax NS

Lat 50.75, Long -28.07

1.0am: Stopped Zig Zagging, course S87W.

2.30am: Retarded clocks 14 minutes.

3.0am: Commenced Zig Zagging.

5.10am: Clocks retarded 14 minutes.

8.45am: Quarters clean guns. 9.30am: Divisions and Prayers.

am: Hands employed as required and at Drill. Zig Zagging throughout.

1.40pm: Ceased Zig Zagging and withdrew cartridges from guns.

7.15pm: Darken ship.

11.0pm: Clocks retarded 14 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: S 60 16 W, 428 Miles]

[Weather fine or overcast, noon temperature 55F, sea temperature 53F]


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26 April 1917

From Liverpool to Halifax NS

Lat 46.90, Long -37.45

2.20am and 4.15am: Clocks retarded 14 minutes.

6.50pm: In Lat 45 42 N, Long 39 42 W passed large tree about 30 feet Long by 4 feet in Diameter.

11.6pm: Retarded clocks 14 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: S58W, 436 Miles]


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27 April 1917

From Liverpool to Halifax NS

Lat 43.33, Long -46.17

0.10am and 4.30am: Clocks retarded 14 minutes.

9.30am: Divisions and Prayers. Exercised action. 10.0am: Secure. Submarine defence sounded.

Noon: Altered S88W, Log 426.8 Reset. Half Speed 15 Knots.

5.5pm: Mustered seaboats crew, correct, 1 minute.

8.40pm: Retarded clocks 12 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: South westerly 422 Miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To Halifax Buoy Westerly 766 Miles]

[Southerly or south westerly wind force 5 or 6 until 4pm with rough or very rough sea, wind and sea reducing in evening]


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28 April 1917

From Liverpool to Halifax NS

Lat 40.60, Long -53.15

Midnight: Clocks retarded 12 Minutes.

4.0am: Guns crews correct. Commenced Zig Zagging.

4.15am: Clocks retarded 12 minutes.

3.0pm: Zig Zagging throughout. Heavy rain squall. Wind freshening from NW.

6.6pm: Altered course to N32W. Log 91.5 Reset. Foremost guns secured.

10.30pm: Clocks retarded 8 minutes.

11.30pm: Ceased Zig Zagging.

[Course and Distance made good: S 62 14 W, 352 Miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To Halifax 557 Miles through (R)]


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29 April 1917

From Liverpool to Halifax NS

Lat 42.28, Long -59.72

0.15am: Clocks retarded 8 minutes.

3.30am: Commenced Zig Zagging.

4.15am: Clocks retarded 8 minutes.

9.30am: Divisions and Prayers. Divine service.

Noon: Altered course N18W, ceased zig zagging. Half Speed 16 Knots. Log reset.

5.30pm: Log 85. Commenced Sounding.

7.30pm: Darken ship.

[Course and Distance made good: South Westerly, 347 Miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To Egg Island Buoy N44W, 190 Miles]

[North easterly wind force 6 from noon to 8pm, weather mostly overcast, noon temperature 51F, sea temperature 44F]


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30 April 1917

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56 [estimated]

2.25am: On Position, altered course N42W, Log 11 reset.

4.20am: Altered course N10E. Handed Patent Log. Increased to 16 Knots.

4.33am: Chebucto Head abeam. 4.40am: Fairway Buoy abeam. Neverfail Buoy abeam.

5.0am: Passed McNabs Island. Secure Guns.

5.30am: Let go Port anchor 45 fathoms. 5.35am: Let go starboard anchor 45 fathoms, rung off engines.

[Anchor Bearings: Citadel Staff N85W, Dartmouth Light House N9E: 8.5 Cables]

6.35am: Guard boat Visited.

7.5am: Tug alongside.

9.0am: Hands employed working Bullion.

9.15am: 10 Ratings and 1 Engineer Sub Lieutenant discharged to [HMS] Devonshire.

10.5am: Coal lighter alongside.

0.45pm: Finished discharging Bullion.

1.15pm: Hands employed turning in boats.

1.30pm: Lieutenant Noyse discharged to Niobe. 1 Colour Sergeant and 1 Corporal RMLI and Naval ratings discharged to Niobe.

2.30pm: Bullion party returned on board.

5.0pm: Discharged 12 ratings to HMS Leviathan.

9.0pm: Posted sentries fore and Aft.

[Weather fine, noon temperature 42F]


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LOGS FOR MAY 1917


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for May 1917]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed by Navigating Officer, as before]

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[Page not filled in but signed by Captain, as before, dated 11th June 1917]

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[Page for details of Barometer and Thermometers, not filled in]


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1 May 1917

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

4.30am: Sentries taken off.

7.15am: Waterboat alongside.

11.0am: Draft of RFC [Royal Flying Corps] left ship. Hands to Monthly payment.

1.35pm: 1 Private RFC discharged to Hospital. Commenced coaling.

2.30pm: DSB [Duty Steam Boat] Visited (Received 1 Letter).

2.45pm: Water tank left ship.

4.0pm: Leave to Port watch till 10pm.

5.0pm: Watch employed with stores.

6.15pm: DSB Visited (Received 1 Letter).

6.35pm: French cruizer [sic] left Harbour.

7.0pm: Landed Patrol, 1 PO and 4 men.

7.40pm: Darken ship.

9.0pm: Rounds. Posted sentries.

10.20pm: Liberty men and Patrol on board.

11.0pm: Ceased coaling, coal received 323 Tons.

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1985 or 1762 tons]


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2 May 1917

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

7.25am: Commenced coaling.

8.0am: Coal elevator alongside.

9.45am: DSB Visited (Received 1 Letter).

10.0am: Part of Watch taking in stores.

11.30am: Hoisted Motor boat for repairs.

4.20pm: DSB Visited Received 3 Letters.

6.30pm: Leave to watch till 11pm.

11.15pm: Liberty men on board. 11.30pm: Finished coaling for night. Coal received 1307 Tons]


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3 May 1917

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

7.15am: Recommenced coaling.

9.0am: Hands employed as required. 1 Class at boat pulling instruction.

1.30pm: Water tank alongside. Hands employed as required.

2.0pm: Dental Party and Liberty boys landed.

2.30pm: DSB Visited (Received 2 Letters CO).

3.10pm: Dispatched 1 Bag of Mail to Flagship.

6.0pm: 45 Ratings discharged to SS Carraquet [Caraquet] for passage to Bermuda.

6.49pm: HMS Donegal weighed and proceeded out of Harbour.

7.0pm: Landed Patrol.

7.10pm: HMS Devonshire left harbour.

7.20pm: HMTs [HM Transports] Megantic [listed here], Metagama and Justicia left.

7.45pm: Darken ship.

10.25pm: Liberty men and Patrol on board.

11.30pm: Boats moored for night. Ceased coaling for night, coal received 1910 Tons.

[Note: SS “Caraquet” was a British passenger and cargo ship built in Belfast in 1894 as “Guelph”; originally owned by Union Steamship Company, she came under Union Castle Mail Steamship Company from 1900 to 1913; she was sold to Royal Mail Steam Packet Company in 1913 and was renamed “Caraquet”; she was to run aground in Bermuda in 1923.

SS “Megantic” was a British ocean liner built in Belfast and completed in 1909 and owned by Oceanic Steam Navigation Company (White Star Line); she served as a troop ship from 1915 and survived an attack by a U-boat in 1917; she was returned to White Star in December 1918; she was scrapped in 1933 (more information here and here).

For details of “Metagama” see this log, 27 November 1916.

SS “Justicia” was a British passenger ship built in Belfast in 1914 (as SS “Statendam” for Holland America Line) and completed as “Justicia” in 1917; managed by Oceanic Steam Navigation Company (but Government-owned) she was a troop ship in 1917 and 1918 and was to be torpedoed repeatedly in July 1918, finally sinking north of Ireland with the loss of 16 lives (more details here and here).]


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4 May 1917

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

7.30am: Resumed coaling. Port coal lighter left ship.

8.0am: Chief Stewards Party ‒ 12 men and 1 Leading Hand to Dockyard.

am: Hands employed cleaning ship. HMCS Margaret left harbour. No 1 and 2 Classes to Boat pulling.

0.45pm: Hands employed getting in stores.

pm: No 3 and 4 Classes to boat pulling.

4.30pm: Leave to starboard watch till 7am Saturday [on this Friday].

10.45pm: Liberty men and Patrol on board.

11.30pm: Finished coaling for night. Coal received 2370 Tons.

[Note: HMCS “Margaret” was built for the Canadian Customs but was commissioned into the RCN from February 1915 to April 1919; she was sold to the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo in 1932 and renamed “Ruth”; she was part of the Brazilian Navy from 1934 and was renamed “Rio Branco”; she went out of service in 1957 or 1958 (more details here).]


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5 May 1917

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

7.15am: Resumed coaling.

7.30am: Liberty men on board, Water boat alongside.

9.0am: DSB Visited. Received 1 Letter.

10.30am: Finished coaling. Coal received on board 2455 Tons.

0.45pm: Quarters clean guns.

1.15pm: Hands employed cleaning ship.

2.15pm: DSB Visited, Received 1 Letter. Special leave to Port Watch from 4pm until 10pm.

4.30pm: Liberty men landed.

6.30pm: DSB Visited. Received 1 Letter for CO from Flagship.

7.0pm: Patrol Landed.

10.20pm: Liberty men and Patrol on board.

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 4023 tons]


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6 May 1917

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

9.20am: DSB visited, sent 1 Letter to Niobe.

9.30am: Admiral Browning [Montague Browning, Commander-in-Chief North America and West Indies] on board. Admiral’s inspection.

10.40am: C in C Left ship. 10.45am: Prayers.

1.45pm: Leave to Starboard watch till 10pm. Leave to boys till 7pm.

10.20pm: Liberty men and Patrol on board.

[Misty in am, fine in pm, noon temperature 48F]


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7 May 1917

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

7.15am: Working party 20 Stokers and 2 POs from [HMS] Leviathan on board.

8.30am: Working Party of 1 PO and 12 Hands to Dockyard.

9.10am: DSB Visited. Received 1 Letter.

9.30am and 1.0pm: Hands employed painting ship.

2.15pm: DSB Visited. Received 1 Letter.

2.30pm: Water tank left ship.

4.30pm: Leviathan Working party left ship. Landed Liberty men.

5.10pm: Dockyard working Party on board.

7.50pm: HMCS Margaret left harbour.

8.15pm: Darken ship. 8.30pm: Posted sentries fore and Aft.

10.15pm: Liberty men and Patrol on board.

11.25pm: Boats moored for night.


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8 May 1917

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

4.30am: Withdrew sentries.

7.15am: 1 CPO and 22 men from Flagship on board.

7.35am: Watertank on board [alongside].

8.45am: Hands employed painting ship.

9.10am: DSB Visited, sent 1 Letter. 9.40am: DSB Visited (Received 1 Letter).

10.40am: HMCS Grilse left harbour.

11.15am: 1 Rating discharged to Hospital.

1.0pm: Hands employed painting ship.

2.20pm: DSB Visited (received 1 Letter).

4.30pm: Leviathan working party left. Gave leave to starboard watch till 10pm.

10.20pm: Liberty men and Patrol on board.


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9 May 1917

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

6.30am: Hands employed painting boats.

7.30am: HMS Leviathan working party on board, 20 men, 2 Leading Hands and 1 CPO.

7.45am: Water boat alongside.

8.45am: DSB Visited, sent 2 Letters. Landed 1 PO and 12 men dockyard working party.

1.15pm: Hands make and mend clothes. Hands employed as required.

2.40pm: DSB Visited, received 4 Letters, observed fire in Town.

3.0pm: Special leave for Port watch from 4pm till 7am Thursday [on this Wednesday].

4.0pm: Liberty men landed.

4.30pm: Flagship working party left. 4.40pm: Dockyard working Party on board.

7.15pm: DSB Visited, received Book for assistant Paymaster.

10.10pm: Liberty men on board.


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10 May 1917

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

7.12am: Leviathan Working Party on board.

7.15am: HMS Isis entered harbour.

7.30am: HMS Warrior entered harbour.

7.45am: Watertank alongside.

8.45am: Quarters clean guns.

9.30am: Divisions and Prayers. 9.40am: DSB Visited, sent 1 Letter.

9.45am: Hands preparing to Paint ship.

11.55am: Officers call.

4.20pm: 1 Stoker and 1 Bugler discharged to HMS Isis. Leave to watch till 7am Friday.

6.30pm: DSB Visited. Received 1 Letter and paper, Bag No 2 returned.


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11 May 1917

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

7.15am: Leviathans working party on board. Liberty men on board.

8.45am: Hands employed painting ship.

9.15am: DSB Visited, sent 3 Letters.

11.30am: HMCS Grilse proceeded out of harbour.

1.15pm: Hands employed painting ship.

1.30pm: Concert Party landed.

2.30pm: Water boat alongside.

4.0pm: Leave to watch till 10pm.

4.45pm: Leviathan Working party left. Waterboat left ship.

5.30pm: HMCS Grilse entered harbour.

11.45pm: Concert Party on board. Boats moored for night.


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12 May 1917

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

5.20am: HMCS Canada left harbour with destroyer in tow.

7.10am: Leviathan working party on board.

10.20am: DSB Visited (Received 1 Letter).

11.50am: Leviathan working party left.

1.0pm: Leave to watch till 11.15pm. 1.15pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

6.40pm: DSB Visited (Received 1 Letter).

11.15pm: Liberty men and Patrol on board.

[Note: HMCS “Canada” was built in 1904 and was originally in the Fisheries Protection Service of Canada; she was commissioned into the RCN from 1915 to 1919; she was in Halifax on 6 December 1917 when the Halifax Explosion occurred; she was retired from government service in 1920; was sold and renamed “Queen of Nassau” in 1924 and sank off Florida in 1926 (more details here). ]


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13 May 1917

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

6.45am: Hands employed cleaning decks and rigging church.

8.0am: Landed RCs.

8.50am: DSB Visited (Received 1 Letter).

9.30am: Divisions. Divine Service.

10.0am: Landed Presbyterians. 10.15am: RCs returned.

0.30pm: General leave to watch from 1.0pm till 7am Monday [on this Sunday].

0.40pm: Presbyterians on board. Landed liberty men.

2.30pm: HMCS Margarete [Margaret] left harbour.

2.40pm: HMS Antrim entered harbour.

4.0pm: Doctor Tongue rejoined ship.

4.45pm: Received 8 bags of mail from HMS Antrim by guard boat.

5.30pm: Engineer Commander HC Andrews Joined ship for passage.

7.0pm: Landed Patrol, 1 PO, 3 men.

11.20pm: Patrol on board.


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14 May 1917

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

7.10am: Leviathan working party on board.

9.25am: DSB Visited (Received 1 Letter).

10.25am: Received 2 Letters from Antrim.

2.45pm: DSB Visited. Received 2 Letters.

4.30pm: Leave to watch till 7am Tuesday.

5.0pm: 2 Ratings joined for passage.


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15 May 1917

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

7.0am: Leviathans working party on board. Liberty men on board.

9.10am: DSB Visited. Received 1 Letter.

9.30am: Hands employed painting ship. 10.0am: Working party from Leviathan discharging wireless stores.

1.10pm: Hands employed painting ship.

3.0pm: HMCS Grilse entered harbour.

4.0pm: Landed liberty men.

4.35pm: Leviathan working party left ship.

6.33pm: DSB Visited (Received 2 Letters).

7.20pm: HMC TB left harbour.

8.25pm: HMS Isis left harbour.


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16 May 1917

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.58 [estimated]

6.0am: Hands employed prepairing [sic] ship for docking.

6.30am: HMCS Grilse left harbour. 4 Tugs made fast aft taking turns out of cables.

7.15am: Commenced heaving up. 7.50am: Anchors aweigh, ship proceeded alongside No 2 Deep water Pier.

8.20am: All fast alongside. Engines Rung off.

10.30am: Commenced shipping steel Ingots in No 1 Hold and Empty shell in No 4 Hold.

2.0pm: 1 Warrant Engineer Joined for passage.

4.30pm: Leave to watch till 10pm.

6.0pm: Stopped working cargo for tea. 6 US destroyers entered harbour.

7.0pm: Landed Patrol. Resumed working cargo.

10.0pm: Liberty men and Patrol on board.

Midnight: Stopped Cargo for supper.


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17 May 1917

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.58

1.0am: Resumed working cargo.

9.0am: Hands employed painting ship. DSB Visited. Sent 1 Letter.

Noon: Stopped cargo for dinner. Visited by DSB. Received 4 Letters.

1.0pm: Hands employed painting ship. Resumed working cargo. 1.35pm: DSB Visited (sent 2 Letters).

4.0pm: Leave for watch 4.00pm till 10.00.

4.25pm: US Destroyers left harbour.

6.0pm: Cargo men to tea.

7.0pm: Landed Patrol. Resumed working cargo.

10.0pm: Liberty men and Patrol on board.

Midnight: Stopped cargo for supper.


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18 May 1917

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.58

1.0am: Resumed cargo.

6.20am: DSB Visited. Received 1 Bag mail.

7.30am: Water boat alongside for ashes.

8.0am: 743 Tons of cargo received on board.

9.45am: DSB Visited (Received 1 Letter).

11.40am: Hopper Barge left ship.

1.15pm: Hands employed painting ship.

1.45pm: One workman on cargo Injured.

4.0pm: Leave to watch till 10pm.

10.0pm: Liberty men and Patrol on board.

Midnight: Stopped cargo for supper.


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19 May 1917

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.58

1.0am: Resumed cargo.

8.30am: Hands employed painting ship.

9.0am: 1320 Tons of cargo received on board

9.20am: DSB Visited, 1 Letter Received, 1 Letter sent.

1.15pm: Make and Mend clothes. 1.30pm: Leave to watch till 7am Sunday [on this Saturday].

2.20pm: DSB Visited. Received 1 Letter and sent 1 Letter.

4.30pm: No 4 Hatch Finished. Shore labour engaged in Trimming off cargo.

6.0pm: Draft Aft 31’ 3”, Fore 29’ 4”.

6.10pm: HMS Drake entered harbour.

6.20pm: DSB Visited. Received 3 Letters.

8.0pm: Darken ship. 8.30pm: Posted sentry aft.

Midnight: Ceased cargo for supper.


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20 May 1917

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.58

1.0am: Resumed cargo.

2.10am: Observed fire on shore.

4.15am: Covered guns.

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning decks and Rigging Church.

7.30am: French Cruiser Conde arrived [see 17 March 1917 in this log].

8.0am: Landed RCs Church party.

8.35am: HMCS Grilse arrived. Cargo on board 1815 Tons.

9.5am: US Cruiser Chester arrived.

9.35am: Dean Llwyde [presumably Lloyd, as mentioned on 12 March 1916 and 24 June 1917 in this log] on board. Divine Service.

10.0am: Roman Catholics on board.

10.34am: Dean Llwyde left ship.

1.45pm: 70 Ratings Joined for passage. 1 Naval Rating discharged to Niobe.

1.50pm: DSB Visited. Sent 2 Letters.

2.35pm: DSB Visited. Received 3 Letters.

3.20pm: Received from Naval Control Officer 6 Bags of mail, 3 Letters and 2 Parcels.

6.30pm: Leave for POs till 9.00pm.

7.40pm: Darken ship.

[Rain in am, fine then foggy in pm, light winds, noon temperature 49F]

[Note: USS Chester CS-1 was commissioned in 1908 and went into reserve from December 1911 to November 1913, from December 1914 to April 1915 and once more from May 1916 to March 1917; she then patrolled off the east coast of US until August 1917 when she relocated to Gibraltar; she was decommissioned in 1921, had her name changed to “York” in 1928 and was sold for scrap in 1930.]


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21 May 1917

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56 [estimated]

6.20am: HMT Corinthian arrived.

8.0am: HMT Sicilian arrived.

8.30am: Finished cargo 1850 Tons. 8.35am: Out brow, cast off from No 2 Pier.

8.46am: Let go fore and Aft. 8.48am: Full astern both. Helm to commanders orders. 8.50am: Cleared Pier and proceeded to E Berth.

9.30am: HMT Olympic [for details see 5 April 1916 in this log] arrived.

9.40am: Let go Port anchor 35 fathoms in 10 fathoms water. Hands employed turning out boats.

1.15pm: Hands employed prepairing [sic] ship for sea.

1.25pm: DSB Visited. Received 4 Letter[s], sent 2.

2.35pm: DSB Visited. Received 1 Letter.

5.0pm: Received 1 Packet of Letters for Captain, 1 Letter for Navigating Officer, 1 for Assistant Paymaster from Niobe.

6.20pm: Received from Leviathan 8 Bags of Mail.

6.40pm: Stations, commenced heaving up anchor. 6.51pm: Anchor aweigh, helm and engine to Navigator orders.

7.8pm: Passed Inner boom. 7.12pm: Passed outer Boom.

7.23pm: Reduced to 6 Knots to allow convoy to pick up. 7.45pm: Half Speed 9 Knots. 7.52pm: Log streamed. Increased to 10 Knots.

8.30pm: Reduced to 9 Knots. (Convoy S45E).

Midnight: Guns crews correct.

[Note: SS “Corinthian” was a British passenger/cargo ship built in Belfast in 1900 and owned by The Allan Line Steamship Company; she was used as a troop ship in 1914 then continued London ‒ Canada service; she was transferred to Canadian Pacific in 1917; she was to be wrecked off Nova Scotia in 1918 (more details here).

SS “Sicilian” was a British ship built in Belfast in 1899 and owned by The Allan Line; she was chartered as a Boer War transport in 1899; she was taken over by Canadian Pacific Line in 1917; she was converted to cargo and renamed “Bruton” in 1923 and was scrapped in Italy in 1925.]


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22 May 1917

From Halifax NS, at Sea

Lat 43.43, Long -60.08

8.45am: Quarters clean guns.

9.30am: Divisions and Prayers. Read articles of war and Quarterly return of Court Martials.

Noon: Log reset. Increased to 10 Knots, altered course S49E Compass (Convoy S51E Magnetic).

7.40pm: Darken ship.

11.5pm: Advanced clocks 7 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: S67E, 161 Miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Sable Island East Point N24E, 33 Miles]


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23 May 1917

From Halifax NS, at Sea

Lat 41.17, Long -54.52

2.0am: Clocks advanced 7 minutes.

3.30am: Daylight.

5.0am: Clocks advanced 6 minutes.

Noon: Patent Log 262.5 and Reset, altered course S53E (Convoy S66E Magnetic).

11.0pm: Clocks advanced 7 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: S73E, 258 Miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Race N13E, 278 Miles]

[Weather cloudy or overcast with relatively light winds, noon temperature 44F, sea temperature 46F]


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24 May 1917

From Halifax NS, at Sea

Lat 41.90, Long -49.07

2.53am: Full Speed, altered course South to close steamer.

3.12am: Fired Blank. 3.20am: Clocks advanced 8 minutes.

3.36am: Various courses taking station. 4.0am: On station, altered course S53E. Guns crews correct.

6.30am: Convoy altered course N84E Magnetic, Log 202.6 and reset.

11.5am: Full speed to close steamer, altered course SE.

11.47am: Reduced to 10 Knots, on station, altered course N82E.

[Numerous small changes in speed in pm]

11.30pm: Clocks advanced 6 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: South Easterly 251 Miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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25 May 1917

From Halifax NS, at Sea

Lat 44.08, Long -44.25

3.0am: Advanced clocks 6 minutes.

3.30am: (Daylight). Increased to 11 Knots.

5.15am: Advanced clocks 7 minutes.

10.0am: Lifebuoys tested and found correct. No 2 Hold non return Valves tested and found correct.

Noon: Log reset, altered course N86E.

4.30pm: Evening Quarters. Exercised abandon ship stations.

10.20pm: Advanced clocks 6 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: N 58 25 E, 249 Miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To Lat 50N, Long 30W, N59E, 683 Miles]


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26 May 1917

From Halifax NS, at Sea

Lat 46.27, Long -39.27

1.30am: Advanced clock 6 minutes.

10.0am: Fog set in. 10.45am: Fog cleared.

Noon: Fog set in. Guns crews correct.

1.50pm: Altered course Convoy S88E. Increased to 10.5 Knots.

[Numerous small changes in speed during pm]

11.30pm: Advanced clock 5 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: N59E, 247 Miles]

[Mist, rain, hail and fog at different times during day, noon temperature 63F, sea temperature 58F]


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27 May 1917

From Halifax NS, at Sea

Lat 48.20, Long -33.90

2.30am: Clocks advanced 6 minutes.

6.30am: Hands employed scrubbing upper decks. Clock advanced 6 minutes.

9.30am: Reduced to 9.5 Knots. Divisions and Divine Service.

10.30am: Mustered by the Open list.

[Course and Distance made good: N 62 3 E, 248 Miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To Lat 56N, Long 15W, N 56 6.5 E, 839 Miles]


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28 May 1917

From Halifax NS, at Sea

Lat 50.58, Long -28.12

3.30am: Advanced clocks 8 minutes.

5.5am: Advanced clocks 7 minutes.

9.30am: Both watches for exercise.

Noon: Altered course N81E. Log 269 Reset.

8.0pm: Guns crews correct. Darken ship.

11.30pm: Reduced to 10.5 Knots. Advanced Clocks 7 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: N 57 39.5 E, 267 Miles]


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29 May 1917

From Halifax NS to Liverpool, at Sea

Lat 52.95, Long -22.13

3.0am: Clocks advanced 8 Minutes.

4.15am: Advanced clocks 7 minutes.

Noon: Altered course Convoy (N79E Magnetic).

11.0pm: Clocks advanced 8 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: N 56 49 E, 263 Miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Lat 56N, Long 15W, N54E, 307 Miles]


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30 May 1917

From Halifax NS to Liverpool, at Sea

Lat 55.42, Long -16.28

1.52am: Clocks advanced 8 minutes.

4.17am: Guns Loaded (Half Cock).

4.57am (6.00 GMT): Commenced zig zagging. Advanced clocks 8 minutes.

7.25am: Reduced to 10.5 Knots. Closed Stone-Lloyd WT Doors.

Noon: Altered course N78E. Log reset.

3.45pm: Reduced to 10.5 Knots. Zig Zagging throughout.

4.10pm: Sighted destroyers.

4.25pm: Altered course to meet escort. 4.35pm: Resumed course and stations.

5.17pm: Parted Company with convoy (Except Missanabie [name clearer on next page]).

9.5pm: Stopped Zig Zagging.

11.0pm: Clock advanced 20 Minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: N 54 35 E, 253 Miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Lat 56[N], Long 15W, N54E, 54 Miles]


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31 May 1917

From Halifax NS to Liverpool, at Sea

Lat 56.17, Long -7.53

0.20am and 4.20am: Advanced clocks 20 minutes.

2.0am, 6.0am and 10.0am: Various Speeds Keeping station.

1.43pm: Altered course S5E, Dubh Artach Light House abeam.

3.40pm: Oversay Light House abeam, altered course S8W. Various Speeds Keeping station.

5.10pm: Various courses passing through Rathlin Sound. 5.12pm: Stopped Zig Zagging.

5.35pm: Rue Point abeam, Log 139.2. 5.42pm: Fair Head abeam 0.25 miles. 5.54pm: Tor Point abeam, log 144.6.

6.57pm: Altered course South. Observed Maidens Light House bearing S5E. 7.13pm: Maidens abeam, Log 162.3 Reset, altered course S10E.

8.0pm: Various speeds keeping station.

8.57pm: Parted Company with [HMS] Lapwing and Missanabie ‒ Half Speed 17 Knots.

[Course and Distance made good: Easterly 312 Miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Oversay Light House S45E, 38 Miles]

[Wind mostly south westerly, force 7 in am with rough sea, reducing in pm but wind back to force 7 at midnight, rain and mist on and off; noon temperature 51F, sea temperature 54F]


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LOGS FOR JUNE 1917


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for June 1917]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed by Navigating Officer, as before]

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[Page not filled in, signed by Captain (as before) but not dated]

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1 June 1917

From Halifax NS to Liverpool, at Sea

Lat 53.43, Long -3.02 [estimated]

0.12am: Various speeds Keeping station.

3.30am: Sighted Skerries Light.

4.15am: Advanced clocks 30 minutes.

5.35am: Point Lynus [Lynas] Light House abeam 2 miles, Log 36.2, Reset, altered course S53E.

6.24am: Great Ormes Head abeam 3 miles, altered course N86E.

7.10am: Sighted Bar Light Vessel.

7.35am: Handed Patent Log. 7.45am: Bar Light Vessel abeam, stopped for Pilot. 7.50am: Pilot aboard. Full Speed. Helm to Pilots orders. 7.55am: Formby Light Vessel abeam.

8.10am: Advanced clocks 30 minutes.

9.0am: Rock Light abeam. 9.13am: Let go starboard anchor 60 fathoms in 12.5 water. 9.16am: Ship brought up. 9.30am: Shackles of cable between 75 fathoms and 90 fathoms taken out of Starboard cable to repair defective Link.

[Single Anchor]

[Anchor Bearings: Egremont Stage S84W, Victoria Tower S65E]

2.0pm: Tug Otter left ship.

4.0pm: Anchor bearings Verified. 4.50pm: Ship swung to Flood tide.

7.45pm: Stand by engines. 7.50pm: Commenced heaving up.

8.7pm: Anchor aweigh. Engines and helm to Pilots orders.

8.25pm: Entered lock Heads. 8.45pm: Alongside in Sandon Basin.<