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Armed Merchant Cruiser, hired merchantman

Pendant No. M.83 (on coming into service), MI.55 (1.18), MI.33 (4.18). Built 1913, 3,966grt, 14.5kts, owned by Furness Withy. Armament: 5-6in, 2-6pdr. Crew (7.15): 23 officers & 280 crew (bi). In service 22.11.14-6.1.19. Of over 60 commissioned AMC's employed on patrol and later convoy protection, 33 served with 10th CS on Northern Patrol. Transferred to French flag 24.11.15-19.7.17, renamed ARTOIS. (British Warships 1914-1919)

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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:

While on patrol, HMS Digby moved in zigzag patterns of two or three points every 10 or 15 minutes, when conditions allowed.
These manoeuvres, as well as other course changes, have not been included here, except for on the first day of each month, when every log entry has been included.
Unverified entries have been marked [?].

(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)


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1 March 1915

Patrol to St Kilda

Lat 57.808, Long -8.567

1.45am: Exercised sea boats crew and night defence; rolling 15° to 25°

4.00am: CTO [?] S&WBC*

6.35am: Observed St Kilda Light ahead

7.15am: Observed HMS Bayano S 10 miles

7.20am: Altered course as required to approach St Kilda; increased 10 knots

7.35am: Increased 11 knots; two trawlers anchored in Village Bay

7.45am: Passed through Devenish Channel and S of island; spoke Bayano

7.50am: Eight knots; waiting arrival of HMS Duke of Albany

8.00am: CTO S&WBC

8.10am: Observed Duke of Albany E

9.10am: Divisions

10.00am: General quarters

10.30am: Disperse

11.15am: Let go port anchor in 20 fathoms, 75 fathoms cable


0.10pm: Sea boat adrift in squall; trawler assisting and towing her alongside

1.15pm: Trawler alongside

1.35pm: Let go trawler’s lines; passed her a tow rope

3.00pm: Second sea boat away; third sea boat returned

3.55pm: Hoisted second sea boat

4.00pm: CTO S&WBC

4.10pm: Weighed anchor

4.30pm: Speed and course as required

4.40pm: 61 revolutions

5.00pm: Streamed log

5.20pm: Altered course N30E

5.50pm: Altered course N25E

6.15pm: Darken ship

6.20pm: 69 revolutions

6.40pm: N23E; exercised night defence

8.00pm: CTO S&WBC

8.03pm: Altered course N3E, 57 revolutions; exercised night defence and sea boats’ crew

Midnight: CTO S&WBC

[*The meaning of CTO is unclear. S&WBC: signal and wireless books correct]

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2 March 1915

St Kilda to patrol

Lat 58.73, Long -9.15

6.15am: Spoke HMS Hilary

7.40am: Took in log; stop; prize crew taken by boat from Hilary

8.05am: HMS Changuinola’s boat with prize crew away

11.15am: Observed HMS Patuca

0.15pm: Spoke HMS Ambrose

1.30pm: Observed St Kilda S to S4W

6.00pm: Darken ship

11.30pm: Steaming lights showing

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3 March 1915

Patrol to River Clyde

Lat 55.676, Long -6.534


4.45am: Continuous soundings

11.35am: Observed Oversay Light S40E

1.35pm: TBD on port quarter 2 miles distant fired at and exploded mine – spoke TBD Larne

2.20pm: Spoke TBD Unity; TBDs Martin, Larne, Victor and Unity passed steering for Rathlin Sound; set course S60E having passed through Rathlin Sound

3.55pm: Spoke HMS Tara

6.30pm: Observed Holy Island Light N53E

8.26pm: Cumbrae Light (close)

9.30pm: Passed Clock Point

9.55pm: Stopped for examination

10.00pm: Pilot aboard; proceeded, engines and helm as ordered

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4 March 1915

Sea to Queen’s Dock, Glasgow

Lat 55.862, Long -4.297

1.30am: Entered dock

2.20am: Made fast alongside in Queen’s Dock

8.00am: Clean ship

9.40am: Engineer Captain Tomkins aboard

10.20am: Duty harbour master aboard

10.55am: First and fifth prize crews rejoined; prize crew of HMS Patia aboard

3.20pm: Captain Superintendent aboard

6.50pm: Liberty men away for three days’ leave

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5 March 1915


Lat 55.862, Long -4.297

6.45am: Call hands

8.00am: Contracted workmen commenced work on board; hands employed variously

Noon: Captain of HMS Bayano aboard

0.45pm: Captain of Bayano left

2.00pm: Ship moved to coaling wharf

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6 March 1915


Lat 55.862, Long -4.297

7.45am: Tugs secured

8.00am: Left coaling jetty

9.40am: Arrived alongside new berth Queen’s Dock

2.00pm: Paymaster’s stores aboard

4.15pm: Liberty men away till 7.30am

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7 March 1915


Lat 55.862, Long -4.297

8.00am: Colours

Cleaning ship for painting

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8 March 1915


Lat 55.862, Long -4.297

Hands into painting rig

6.20pm: Colours

11.50pm: Prize crew of HMS Motagua aboard; one officer, three men

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9 March 1915


Lat 55.862, Long -4.297

9.00am: Hands painting ship and embarking bosun’s and other stores

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10 March 1915


Lat 55.862, Long -4.297

1.15pm: Embarking ammunition

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11 March 1915


Lat 55.862, Long -4.297

1.15pm: Hands painting funnel and embarking stores.

Sounding machine embarked

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12 March 1915


Lat 55.862, Long -4.297

10.00am: Hands employed refitting, rigging and cleaning ship

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13 March 1915


Lat 55.862, Long -4.297

6.30am: Hands called

8.00am: Colours

1.20pm: Shifted berth

6.14pm: New fireman joined

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14 March 1915


Lat 55.862, Long -4.297

00.30pm: Divine service

11.10pm: Tugs alongside – prepared for sea

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15 March 1915

Glasgow to sea, to Tobermory

Lat 56.0, Long -6.8


Pilot in charge; tug ahead and one astern; proceeded down Clyde to sea

1.47am: Let go tug

2.52am: Night defence stations; darkened ship; dropped pilot

4.40am: Holy Island abeam

5.25am: Pladda Light

5.45am: Challenged HMS Achates

8.00am: HMSs Changuinola, Achates, Ambuscade and Tara in company until 10.00

9.30am: Course as required though Rathlin Channel

Noon: Hoisted demand to eight trawlers flying white ensign and towing sweep steering N½W

0.45pm: One trawler hoisted V flag ch. pen.[?] and four others altered course to SSE.

1.30pm: Observed periscope of submarine bearing about SW; distance 150 yards; altered course NE, increased to full speed – action stations

6.00-8.00pm: Courses as required for approaching Tobermory

Motor boat on patrol during night

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16 March 1915


Lat 56.62, Long -6.06

Motor boat on patrol

9.45am: Divisions

10.00am: “Abandon ship”, all boats away

4.05pm: Torpedo boat destroyers Unity and Victor arrived as escort

4.10pm: In motor boat

5.21pm: Ardnamurchan Light abeam

11.27pm: Ru Rea abeam

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17 March 1915


Lat 59.58, Long -8.50

2.50 Butt of Lewis Light abeam

8.15 Weather clearing

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18 March 1915


Lat 59.65, Long -10.03

About 1.00pm: Various speeds and courses whilst examining SS Havet of Aalborg from Philadelphia to Copenhagen – cargo maize

1.15pm: SS Havet proceeding

5.00pm: Telemotor gear examined

7.10pm: Darkened ship – night defence

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19 March 1915


Lat 59.77, Long -9.20

7.00am: Mustered seaboats crew

9.45am: Divisions and prayers

1.10pm: Intercepted SS Haakon (Norwegian) from Norfolk USA to Rotterdam, cargo cotton

2.50pm: Put first prize crew aboard her for Kirkwall, SS Haakon proceeding.

6.00pm: Observed steamer

6.35pm: Proved SS Prosper III

6.45pm: Boarded steamship – darken ship

7.45pm: Night defence

8.50pm: Recalled boat, Prosper III proceeded.

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20 March 1915


Lat 59.77, Long -9.20

8.40am: Observed steamship, altered course to intercept

9.40am: Stopped and sent away boarding party to SS United States

0.15pm: Second prize crew aboard SS for Kirkwall

0.35pm: SS United States proceeded

8.50pm: Observed glare of searchlight S22W

Exercised night defence and seaboats crew

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21 March 1915


Lat 59.58, Long -9.92

2.40am: Exercised night defence and searchlight crew

10.00am: Divisions & prayers

2.00pm: Spoke SS Vard of Kristiania for Holland, general cargo – 2 German stowaways

3.30pm: Keeping station on SS Vard

[Manoeuvring to intercept SS Vard]

6.30pm: Darkened ship; exercised night defence

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22 March 1915

Patrol to Butt of Lewis

Lat 59.47, Long -7.72

3.30am: Butt of Lewis Light sighted

4.40am: SS Vard stopped – closing her

5.15am: Handed log

5.20am: Stopped; away boarding and prize crews

5.48am: SS Vard proceeding to Kirkwall with prize crew

6.25am: Day defence

9.45am: Divisions & prayers

11.45am: Observed steamship steering north

Noon: Spoke HMS Patia

6.45pm: Darkened ship; watch at night defence stations

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23 March 1915


Lat 60.18, Long -6.23

6.50am: Observed steamer by S70E, exchanged challenge and demand; proved HMS Cedric steering west

10.30am: Secured – 6” guns crews at loader

1.05pm: Reduced to 8 knots for repair to steering engine

3.15pm: Observed steamer, challenged: proved HMS Columbella steering SE

3.42pm: Altered course to take station on beam of Columbella

5.50pm: Sighted steamer on starboard bow, proved HMS Duke of Cornwall; altered course to close

7.43pm: Resighted Columbella

7.51pm: Stopped. Lowered both seaboats to get prize crews for Duke of Cornwall

8.45pm: Columbella proceeded

9.00pm: Prize crews on board, hoisted seaboats

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24 March 1915


Lat 59.13, Long -8.88

Exercised guns crews, searchlight crews, seaboats crews

10.30am: Observed steamer; challenge and demand, proved HMS Hildebrand

11.20am: Stopped; Hildebrand sent boat for prize crews

11.45am: HMS Changuinola arrived and sent boat for prize crew

0.15pm: Proceeded

3.15pm: Altered course in response to request from Changuinola to provide prize crew

4.15pm: Observed steamer

4.55pm: Exchanged challenge and demand, proved HMS Alsatian

5.43pm: Observed two steamers

5.45pm: Proved steamers Changuinola and SS Iris

6.37pm: Stopped; put prize crew on board Iris

7.10pm: Rehoisted sea boat; Iris proceeded to Kirkwall

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25 March 1915


Lat 59.58, Long -9.55

6.30am: Observed steamer

6.50am: Stoppe; exchanged signals with SS Largo (Norwegian) in charge of prize crew from HMS Virginian

6.60am: Ordered them to proceed

7.10am: Proceeded

7.30am: Exchanged challenge with HMS Otway.

9.05am: Signalled SS Sir [?] (Norwegian) of Bergen, westward bound.

9.25am: Stopped

9.30am: Boarded SS Avona of Bergen (Norwegian)

9.40am: Course and speed as required for circling round Avona

10.20am: Put prize crew on board Avona

10.30am: Avona proceeded for Kirkwall

10.40am: Proceeded

3.40pm: Sighted steamer

4.30pm: Stopped; lowered port sea boat and boarded SS Boden (Swedish); course and speed as required for circling

5.00pm: Put prize crew on board

5.15pm: Boden proceeded to Kirkwall; hoisted sea boat

10.50pm: Sighted steamer on port beam

11.15pm: Stopped; boarded SS Helman

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26 March 1915


Lat 59.55, Long -9.73

Put prize crew on board SS Helman

1.00am: Helman proceeded to Kirkwall

1.10am: Hoisted seaboat, turned ship

11.15am: Observed steamer

11.45am: Altered course as required to close steamer; stopped and spoke SS Nordssen (Danish) from Ardrossan to Iceland

12.30pm: Allowed Nordssen to proceed

5.00pm: Exercised guns crews and searchlight crews

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27 March 1915


Lat 59.50, Long -9.98

5.40am: Observed steamer by SE; challenge and reply – proved HMS Changuinola

6.27am: Stopped, sent second sea boat to Changuinola for prize crew

6.55am: Hoisted sea boat

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28 March 1915


Lat 59.80, Long -9.05

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29 March 1915


Lat 59.83, Long -7.87

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30 March 1915


Lat 60.05, Long -4.75

2.40am: Heavy snow

9.15am: Turned ship

9.20am: Stopped, lowered sea boat and picked up floating buoy.

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31 March 1915


Lat 59.28, Long -6.70

5.45am: Watch to day defence stations.

7.00am: Sighted SS ahead, altered course as requisite to intercept.

7.32am: Stopped SS Capella with prize crew from HMS Hilary on board; allowed to proceed

9.15am: Observed steamer

10.00am: Stopped, lowered sea boat and boarded SS Lark (Swedish) from Med[iterranian] and Gib[raltar] to Stockholm in possession of passes; allowed to proceed

11.35am: Observed steamer ahead; challenge and reply: HMS Patia.

11.50am: Stopped

Noon: Sent both sea boats to HMS Patia – transferred from Patia prize crews for HMSs Digby (four), Changuinola (one), Virginian (two), Hildebrand (one), and Alsatian (two)

1.00pm: Both seaboats hoisted, proceeded

6.15pm: Sighted Flannan Isles


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1 April 1915

Patrol to St Kilda and at sea

Lat 58.69, Long -8.85

1.50am: Observed Flannan Island Light bearing S40E

Exercised guns crews and sea boats crew

2.55am: Flannan Island Light abeam 12 miles

3.45am: Altered course S68W

3.50am: Sighted St Kilda S70W

4.00am: CTO S&WBC; commenced zigzag 3-points every 15 minutes

5.25am: Altered course S50W

5.30am: Slow

5.45am: Altered course as requisite to approach Village B

5.50am: Exchanged challenge with HMS Hildebrand

6.00am: Stopped off Village B

6.30am: Hildebrand closed and sent boat for her prize crew

6.45am: Proceeded; 51 revolutions, course as requisite

7.15am: Shaped course N15E

7.30am: Zigzag 2 points every 15 minutes; Bressay Light abeam

8.00am: CTO S&WBC

Hands employed cleaning ship

9.45am: Divisions; read prayers

Exercised general quarters

10.00am: Altered course N6W; 2-point zigzag every 15 minutes)

10.45am: Divisional drills; hands variously employed


0.15pm: Sighted steamer ahead

0.27pm: Challenged and reply: proved HMS Virginian

0.35pm: Altered course NW

0.54pm: Reduced

1.00pm: Stopped; Virginian sent boat for prize crew

1.15pm: Proceeded; 1.20pm: Shaped course NE 51 revolutions (2-point zigzag every 15 minutes)

Hands employed as requisite

4.00pm: Quarters; CTO S&WBC

5.30pm: Sighted steamer on starboard bow

6.00pm: Signalled SS Hammershus with prize crew from HMS Hilary on board

6.15pm: Sighted steamer N60W; exchanged challenge and reply: proved HMS Changuinola

6.25pm: Changuinola sent boat for prize crew

6.50pm: Proceeded N50E 51 revolutions

7.00pm: 2-point zigzag every 15 minutes; darkened ship

8.00pm: CTO S&WBC

7.45pm: Watch to night defence stations

9.40pm: Reduced to 76 revolutions

10.30pm: Mustered sea boats crew

10.45pm: Exercised P1 and S1 guns crews

Midnight: CTO S&WBC

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2 April 1915


Lat 60.51, Long -9.90

2.00am: Exercised guns and searchlight crews, mustered seaboats crew.

9.31am: Exchanged challenge with HMS Alsatian

9.48am: Keeping station 1 mile WNW of Alsatian

10.20am: Stopped

10.38am: Away seaboat

10.50am: Alsatian’s boat alongside

11.05am: Alsatian’s boat left, all prize crews distributed

11.15am: Sea boat returned and hoisted

4.00pm: Paid monthly pay, issued soap and tobacco

4.15pm: Wells dry, telemotor gear correct.

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3 April 1915


Lat 60.30, Long -9.08

1.00pm: Observed two steamers bearing S28W

10.20pm: Observed Butt of Lewis Light

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4 April 1915

Patrol to Liverpool

Lat 56.63, Long -6.03

5.40am: Challenged two destroyers steering north, reply correct

7.45am: Exchanged pendants with HMY Lorna

7.50am: Entered Kyle Akin

11.00am: Altered course as requisite rounding Ardnamurchan Point through Sound of Mull.

Noon: Passing Tobermory

12.30pm: Courses as ordered by navigator

2.55pm: Exchanged pendants with HMY 050

3.45pm: Exchanged pendants with HMY 017

4.20pm: Passed patrol vessel

7.30pm: Altered course as required to pass through Rathlin Channel

7.40pm: Exchanged challenge with HMS Larne

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5 April 1915

Patrol to Liverpool

Lat 53.43, Long -3.01

1.00am: Observed Chickens Rock Light

5.15am: Sighted destroyer, proved HMS Dove

5.40am: HMS Dove took station ahead

8.55am: Bar lightship ship abeam

9.12am: Formby Light abeam

9.51am: Rock Light abeam

10.00am: Pilot boarded

10.15am: Let go starboard anchor

00.10pm: Tug Ed C Wheeler alongside

1.15pm: Ship entering Sandon Dock

3.30pm: Shifted ship

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6 April 1915


Lat 53.43, Long -3.00

Noon: Sub-Lieutenant Young RNR joined ship

1.40pm: First prize crew returned

4.30pm: Sub Lieutenant Harrison RNR joined ship

6.45pm: Captain went ashore

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7 April 1915


Lat 53.43, Long -3.00

10.00am: Captain (G) came aboard

5.10pm: Four ratings from Chatham Division joined

7.45pm: Six stoker ratings joined the ship from Devonport Division, and one telegraphist rating joined from Chatham.

Colliers came alongside

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8 April 1915


Lat 53.43, Long -3.00

12.45am: Commenced coaling

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9 April 1915


Lat 53.43, Long -3.00

6.45am: Liberty men fallen in, inspected and went ashore at 7.05 am

8.15am: Hands fall in; employed painting mess deck

2.55pm: Finished coaling, received 1266 tons

5.00pm: Four marines from Chatham joined ship

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10 April 1915


Lat 53.43, Long -3.00

6.30am: Call the hands

7.00am: Breakfast; hands to clean

Engineer Lieutenant Pearce RNR joined ship

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11 April 1915


Lat 53.43, Long -3.00

10.00am: Hands fall in for divisions.

10.30am: Church service on mess deck.

4.00pm: Hands to tea.

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12 April 1915


Lat 53.43, Long -3.00

00.15pm: Captain (E) came aboard

00.25pm: Captain (E) went ashore

1.25pm: Hands fall in, variously employed taking in stores etc

4.00pm: Boys going ashore with chaplain; piped to clean

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13 April 1915


Lat 53.43, Long -3.00

9.00am: Two marines joined ship

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14 April 1915


Lat 53.43, Long -3.00

9.50am: Chief Yeoman of Signals and Signal Boy joined the ship

10.15am: Lieutenant Pirrie and six marines went ashore on duty

1.00pm: Captain went ashore

1.25pm: Signal Boy Vincent left ship for Chatham Depôt, also Yeoman of Signals Reed

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15 April 1915


Lat 53.43, Long -3.00

1.45am: Marine joined ship from Chatham

9.00am: One Leading Seaman & one AB RNR joined ship from Chatham

9.05am: Captain came aboard

3.30pm: A McDonald RNR discharged to Royal Navy Barracks Chatham

8.30pm: Darken ship

11.00pm: Tugs secure alongside, cast off from dock side and proceeded out of dock

11.45pm: Cast off tugs and proceeded down River Mersey; course and speed as required

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16 April 1915

Liverpool to patrol

Lat 54.70, Long -5.75


2.00am: Engine room defects, eased to Dead Slow

2.15am: Proceeding 60 revolutions and increasing

4.45am: Observed Chicken Rock N 22 degrees W

9.45am: Divisions and prayers. Developed engine room defect (boiler room fan)

Noon: Fan completely broken down; slowing gradually

1.45pm: Pilot boarded

2.40pm: Arrived alongside quay (Alexandra jetty) [Belfast]

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17 April 1915


Lat 54.613, Long -5.904

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18 April 1915


Lat 54.613, Long -5.904

9.30am: Church parties landed

10.30am: Mr Davis, 3rd Engineer, joined ship

1.30pm: Liberty men fallen in, inspected and at 1.40 went ashore

1.50pm: Six firemen went ashore

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19 April 1915


Lat 54.613, Long -5.904

7.30am: After part second watch hoisted out defective engine parts

11.50am: Mails came aboard

12.10pm: W Hurst, Chief Gunner, joined the ship

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20 April 1915


Lat 54.613, Long -5.904

9.45am: Divisions, prayers read

11.50am: Lieutenant Bond RNR joined ship

3.40pm: Private Pife RMLI left ship for Belfast hospital

8.45pm: Mr Hazlehurst, late gunner, left ship to join HMS Agincourt

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21 April 1915

Belfast to patrol

Lat 55.45, Long -6.72

4.35am: Left berth

5.30am: Passed Pile Light

5.35am: Dropped pilot, proceeded

8.50am: Signalled HMS Tara

4.10pm: Evening quarters; steering gear correct

11.30pm: Stopped for repairs in engine room

12.00pm: Observed steam ship light bearingS43W

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22 April 1915

Belfast to patrol

Lat 58.20, Long -8.95

8.00am: 57 34N, 8 49W

8.00pm: 59 10N, 9 42W

Ship stopped throughout the watch owing to engine room defects

5.25am: Engine room repairs completed; proceeded

6.12am: Observed St Kilda Island

5.15pm: Observed steamer, challenged; reply correct, proved HMS Cedric

5.55pm: Took station two cables on Cedric’s port beam; sent boat for letters and HMS Otway’s prize crew

6.20pm: Hoisted boat and proceeded

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23 April 1915


Lat 62.28, Long -9.72

8.00am: 61 16N, 9 56W

8.00pm: 62 34N, 11 22W

2.25pm: Commenced to swing ship to test directional aerial

3.18pm: Observed steam ship

3.35pm: Challenged, reply correct, proved HMS Otway

4.05pm: Boat from HMS Otway arrived alongside

4.10pm: Boat left

4.15pm: Proceeded

4.50pm: Telemotor gear correct

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24 April 1915

Patrol to Reykjavik

Lat 62.80, Long -16.60


Exercised guns, searchlights and seaboat’s crews

5.15am: Observed trawler steaming south; closed; distinguishing number H 506

[H 506: steam trawler Cornelian went missing in January 1916, presumed lost with all hands]

5.25am: Resumed course, position of trawler 62 43N, 14 52W

9.10am: Clocks put back 30 minutes

0.50pm: Clocks put back 30 minutes

4.00pm: Evening quarters

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25 April 1915

Patrol and at Reykjavik

Lat 64.16, Long -21.92

8.00am: 62 47N, 20 4W

8.00pm: 64 58N, 22 50W

6.35am: Skarfastetr [possibly Skarfasetur/Reykjanes] Light abeam

9.05am: Grotta Light abeam

9.35am: Engey Island Light abeam

9.41am: Anchored in 7 fathoms, north end of Engey Island

10.20am: Out motor boat and number four cutter; His Britannic Majesty’s vice-consul boarded

10.45am: Captain and vice-consul went ashore

0.30pm: Captain came aboard with consul and representative

1.25pm: Guard fallen in on poop

1.30pm: Danish gunboat Islands Falk sent guard boat alongside; officer came aboard

1.40pm: Danish officer left

1.50pm: Captain went ashore in cutter

Clocks advanced to 2.30 pm

3.00pm: First and second cutters away, safe in second cutter; guard boat went to Danish gunboat

4.30pm: Captain returned and Danish captain came aboard

4.45pm: Danish captain left

5.20pm: Anchor aweigh

6.00pm: Received challenge

7.10pm: Utskalar Light abeam

9.05pm: Advanced clock 30 minutes

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26 April 1915


Lat 62.38, Long -18.08

8.00am: 62 37N, 19 20W

8.00pm: 61 47N, 14 53W

2.30am: Advanced clocks 30 minutes to GMT

9.55am: Altered course to close steam ship

10.38am: Stopped and boarded Swedish SS Norrbotten of Stockholm

11.57am: Boarding boat returned

0.05pm: Away first prize crew

0.20pm: Boat returned and hoisted

4.40pm: Telemotor gear correct

Exercised guns, searchlights and seaboats crew

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27 April 1915

Reykjavik to patrol

Lat 62.48, Long -9.28

8.00am: 62 0N, 10 29W

8.00pm: 63 10N, 9 0W

Noon: Altered course towards Swedish barque and boarding boat left

1.20pm: Boat returned and hoisted

2.05pm: Altered course north to intercept steamer

3.10pm: Stopped; away boarding boat to British trawler TE Ferens of Hull

3.30pm: Cutter returned

3.45pm: Proceeded

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28 April 1915


Lat 62.93, Long -8.63

8.00am: 62 31N, 8 54W

8.00pm: 62 14N, 9 0W

10.15am: Observed steam ship bearing N13E

11.20am: Stopped

11.21am: Away boarding boat (Steam Trawlers Elf King (H1012) and Christopher (H207))

11.40am: Allowed Elf King to proceed, boarded Christopher

11.52am: Allowed Christopher to proceed, cutter returned

0.02pm: Cutter hoisted

0.05pm: Proceeded

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29 April 1915


Lat 63.14, Long -8.88

8.00am: 62 30N, 9 0W

8.00pm: 62 38N, 9 0W

10.30am: RNR Officers to gunnery instruction

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30 April 1915


Lat 63.10, Long -9.00

8.00am: 62 30N, 9 0W

8.00pm: 62 42N, 9 15W

9.00am: Steady course N60E intercepting trawler

3.45pm: Observed steam ship steering NE; challenged, reply correct


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1 May 1915


Lat 63.49, Long -9.33

8.00am: 62 30N, 9 15W

8.00pm: 62 24N, 9 11W

2.15am: Exercised guns crews

2.40am: Hands to day defence stations

3.15am: Mustered sea boats crew

4.00am: CTO S&WBC

5.00am: Altered course S25W

7.30am: CTO S&WBC

8.00am: Altered course N23E (2-point zigzag every 15 minutes)

Hands cleaning ship

Noon: Altered course S23W (2-point zigzag every 15 minutes); CTO S&WBC

1.00pm: Paid monthly money; issued soap and tobacco

2.15pm: Hailed trawler Jane Ross of Aberdeen; allowed to proceed; courses as ordered

2.30pm: Altered course S35W steady; 78 revolutions

4.00pm: Evening quarters; CTO S&WBC

5.15pm: Altered course S56W

6.00pm: Reduced to 62 revs; observed two steamships bearing SWxW

6.12pm: Challenged; reply correct, HMS Alsatian

6.20pm: Courses to navigator’s orders

6.35pm: Increased to 81 revolutions

6.40pm: Reduced to 63 revolutions

6.45pm: Altered course N66E, taking station one mile NNW of HMS Alsatian

8.00pm: CTO S&WBC

9.50pm: Watch to night defence stations

10.00pm: Parted from HMS Alsatian; set course N8E, 76 revolutions

Exercised guns crews

Exercised searchlights and sea boats crews

Midnight: CTO S&WBC

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2 May 1915


Lat 63.18, Long -9.05

8.00am: 62 24N, 9 0W

8.00pm: 62 30N, 9 0W

3.40am: Hands to day defence stations

7.15am: Observed steamship bearing S47E

8.37am: Altered course NW to close steam trawler Viceroy (GY 567).

8.51am: Proceeded

10.00am: Divisions and prayers; Captain read ‘Articles of War’ to ship’s company

1.30pm: Seaboats crew secured boats

7.00pm: Watch secured all moveable gear on deck

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3 May 1915


Lat 63.60, Long -9.13

8.00am: 62 30N, 9 0W

8.00pm: 62 56N, 9 25W

7.15am: Altered course S75W to intercept trawler.

7.50am: Course as required

10.00am: Exercised fire stations

1.30pm: Exercised control parties

5.00pm: Altered course south to intercept trawler bearing SW

5.40pm: HMS Otway challenged, was answered correctly

6.00pm: Hailed trawler Samson (GY295); allowed to proceed

6.00pm: Altered course to close sailing trawler Hafare [?] of Vardejde [?], allowed to proceed

7.05pm: Altered course to intercept two steam trawlers.

8.20pm: Course as required around trawlers Braeriach and Haurcate [?]

8.30pm: Proceeded course as required to close trawler Ulster

9.10pm: Proceeded

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4 May 1915


Lat 62.04, Long -9.70

8.00am: 62 53N, 10 56W

8.00pm: 63 4N, 10 56W

10.00am: Guns crew exercised at loader

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5 May 1915


Lat 62.72, Long -11.03

8.00am: 62 40N, 10 20W

8.00pm: 62 18N, 9 35W

3.10am: Stopped

3.12am: Manoeuvring around trawler Vulcana of Grimsby

6.30pm: Commenced to swing ship for deviation

7.00pm: Evolution complete

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6 May 1915


Lat 62.53, Long -10.17

8.00am: 62 19N, 10 24W

8.00pm: 62 52N, 9 54W

2.00am: Altered course west to cut off vessel

2.20am: Stopped and examined trawler Chrysolite (H 499)

2.35am: Allowed her to proceed

5.10am: Observed sail trawler; altered course as required to close

6.00am: Stopped and examined Danish trawler City of Norwich of Vaag; allowed her to proceed

6.07am: Shaped course west to close topsail schooner

7.00am: Stopped and boarded Danish SS Emanuel of Svendborg

7.35am: Allowed SS Emanuel to proceed

10.00am: Commenced target practice

11.30am: Ceased firing

11.35am: Proceeded

1.20pm: Stopped and boarded trawler Commander Holbrook of Hull

1.40pm: Trawler allowed to proceed

1.45pm: Proceeded

1.55pm: Observed steam ship, altered course

10.30pm: Watch to night defence stations

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7 May 1915


Lat 63.18, Long -10.02

8.00am: 62 55N, 9 55W

8.00pm: 62 53N, 9 40W

10.00am: Control parties and guns crew to stations; stopped and boarded Hull trawler Lord Landsdowne

10.15am: Manoeuvring around target and carrying out aiming practice with port guns

10.40am: Allowed trawler to proceed

10.55am: Sent cutter away with boys for rowing practice and continued firing

0.15pm: Picked up target and proceeded to pick up cutter

0.45pm: Hoisted up cutter and proceeded

5.30pm: Observed sailing ship steering WNW

6.05pm: Altered course to close vessel

6.30pm: Boarded Norwegian whaler Bos, Sandefjord to Denmark Straits

6.55pm: Allowed vessel to proceed, sea boat returned

7.00pm: Proceeded

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8 May 1915


Lat 63.50, Long -10.45

8.00am: 62 55N, 9 53W

8.00pm: 63 21N, 10 30W

3.45am: Examined trawler by megaphone (ST A164, Braconmoor)

3.58am: Allowed trawler to proceed

10.00am: Altered course to intercept trawler

10.40am: Stopped and boarded steam trawler Cambodia (GY 597)

11.05am: Allowed her to proceed

11.10pm: Proceeded

Noon: Altered course to intercept sailing vessel

0.30pm: Stopped and boarded Danish sailing trawler Immanuel (TG 351)

1.10pm: Proceeded north

3.25pm: Observed steam ship bearing S26W

3.30pm: Challenged by HMS Alsatian and replied

4.00pm: Keeping station one mile ESE of HMS Alsatian

5.05pm: Stopped

5.10pm: Sent cutter to HMS Alsatian

5.25pm: Boat from HMS Hildebrand alongside

6.45pm: Cutter hoisted and proceeded

7.00pm: Connected up aft telemotor gear

8.00pm: Stopped and shifted to fore telemotor gear

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9 May 1915


Lat 63.53, Long -10.50

8.00am: 63 5N, 10 5W

8.00pm: 62 36N, 10 30W

4.27am: Altered course to close steam trawler

4.45am: Ranged alongside steam trawler Stalker (GY 496), reduced speed and examined her by megaphone

4.47am: Proceeded

6.00am: Stopped to shift to hand steering gear

8.30am: Proceeded steering with fore telemotor gear

9.30am: Reduced to 40 revolutions for engine room purposes.

10.55am: Stopped for engine room purposes

4.30pm: Observed steam ship bearing S64W

4.35pm: Challenged by HMS Teutonic and replied

5.10pm: Stopped; boat from HMS Teutonic came alongside with cot case

6.00pm: Teutonic’s boat left

6.02pm: Proceeded

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10 May 1915

Patrol to Firth of Clyde

Lat 59.92, Long -12.03

8.00am: 60 25N, 12 0W

8.00pm: 58 30N, 12 21W

9.00am: Closed sailing ship

9.50am: Stopped

9.52am: Boarded Norwegian ship Olav of Tvedestrand

9.54am: Engine and helm as required for circling around ship

10.25am: Ship allowed to proceed, boat returned and hoisted

10.37am: Hoisted

11.45am: Stopped, engine room defects

11.57am: Proceeded

0.13pm: Stopped, engine room defects

0.45pm: Proceeded

1.30pm: Changed course to intercept sailing ship

2.10pm: Stopped, boarded barque Signal of Ahuis

2.45pm: Allowed her to proceed, boat returned

2.55pm: Proceeded

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11 May 1915

Patrol to Firth of Clyde

Lat 56.68, Long -9.03

8.00am: 56 47N, 10 14W

8.00pm: 55 28N, 6 40W

10.10pm: Mull of Cantyre Light abeam 2 miles

11.20pm: Sanda Island Light abeam

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12 May 1915

Patrol to Firth of Clyde and Glasgow

Lat 55.862, Long -4.297

3.00am: Challenged by Toward Point war signal station and replied

4.15am: Stopped; let go starboard anchor

6.10pm: Pilot came on board

6.35am: Made tug fast aft and hove up anchor

6.38am: Proceeded up Clyde, helm and speed as required

8.50am: Entered dock gates, hands preparing ship for coaling

9.30am: All fast alongside number four coaling crane

9.45am: Three Engine Room Artificers joined ship from HMS Eagle

11.40am: First prize crew returned on board

0.30pm: Discharged midshipman from HMS Teutonic to hospital

0.40pm: Commenced coaling

0.50pm: Mail came on board

2.50pm: HMS Caribbean's prize crew left

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13 May 1915

Glasgow, Queen’s Dock

Lat 55.862, Long -4.297

8.00am: Commenced coaling

9.00am: Stopped coaling for breakfast

11.25am: Two tugs came alongside

0.22pm: Finished coaling

1.10pm: Alongside quay Queen’s Dock

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14 May 1915

Glasgow, Queen’s Dock

Lat 55.862, Long -4.297

9.40am: Three ratings joined ship

0.30pm: Captain (E) came aboard

1.00pm: Captain (E) went ashore

1.55pm: Tug St Wrestler alongside

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15 May 1915

Glasgow, Finnieston Quay

Lat 55.858, Long -4.285

9.45am: Ship left Queen's Dock

10.55am: All alongside crane

Noon: Mainmast unshipped and landed

Hands employed cleaning ship’s side

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16 May 1915

Glasgow, Finnieston Quay

Lat 55.858, Long -4.285

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17 May 1915

Glasgow, Finnieston Quay

Lat 55.858, Long -4.285

pm: Leading Seaman Sparkes RNVR left ship

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18 May 1915

Glasgow, Finnieston Quay

Lat 55.858, Long -4.285

Hands employed as required taking in stores

3.20pm: Ship left berth at Finnieston Quay

4.30pm: Secured alongside Meadowside Quay

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19 May 1915

Glasgow, Meadowside Quay

Lat 55.867, Long -4.315

5.30pm: Tugs came alongside; pilot aboard

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20 May 1915

Glasgow to Firth of Clyde

Lat 55.867, Long -4.315

10.20am: Body of dead man seen floating past ship; notified authorities

1.10pm: One fireman joined ship from HMS Columbella; hands employed refitting rigging

1.45pm: One fireman joined ship from HMS India

4.00pm: Singled up, tugs made fast

4.15pm: Let go and hauled out from quay and proceeded down Clyde, helm and speed as required

10.15pm: Discharged pilot and proceeded full speed

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21 May 1915

Firth of Clyde to patrol

Lat 56.55, Long -7.80

8.00am: 55 45N, 7 2W

8.00pm: 57 18N, 10 14W

3.30am: Passed Mull of Cantyre

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22 May 1915

Firth of Clyde to patrol

Lat 59.95, Long -11.90

8.00am: 59 13N, 12 0W

8.00pm: 61 0N, 12 0W

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23 May 1915

Firth of Clyde to patrol

Lat 60.60, Long -8.00

8.00am: 60 14N, 8 0W

8.00pm: 60 14N, 8 0W

2.20pm: Reduced to 63 revolutions; regulations adhered to in fog

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24 May 1915


Lat 60.75, Long -7.05

8.00am: 60 14N, 8 0W

8.00pm: 60 19N, 8 0W

10.30am: Observed sailboat bearing N52E

11.10am: Boarded Danish schooner Venin

11.55am: Schooner allowed to proceed

1.00pm: Observed sailing ship bearing NW

1.15pm: Altered course to close steamship bearing NE

1.40pm: Stopped and boarded SS Henrik (Norwegian) of Drammen.

1.48pm: Circling round SS Henrik

1.50pm: Observed small steamer making towards us

2.40pm: Trawler St Bernard (GY 1280) close up; turned to meet her and signalled boat to board her

2.45pm: SS Henrik proceeded flying flag “O”.

3.15pm: Trawler proceeded

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25 May 1915


Lat 60.17, Long -9.82

8.00am: 60 28N, 9 14W

8.00pm: 60 16N, 8 0W

10.30am: Altered course south to close HMS Alsatian and HMS Cedric

11.25am: Stopped

11.30am: Away first and fourth cutter to HMS Alsatian.

11.50am: Cutters returned

0.25pm: Proceeded

3.00pm: Stopped

3.05pm: Boarded Danish government barque Nordlyset

4.05pm: Allowed barque to proceed

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26 May 1915


Lat 62.007, Long -6.770

8.00am: 61 47N, 6 11W

8.00pm: Thorshavn Harbour

1.30am: Observed land on N57E identified as Suderø

8.30am: Navigator took charge; course and speed as required for entering Thorshavn

0.30pm: British Consul came on board

0.50pm: British Consul went ashore

4.55pm: Governor came on board

7.00pm: Governor went ashore

9.50pm: Anchor aweigh

9.55pm: Courses to navigator’s orders

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27 May 1915


Lat 60.56, Long -8.63

8.00am: 60 19N, 8 0W

8.00pm: 60 57N, 9 6W

9.50am: Observed smoke of steamer; altered course to intercept her

10.00am: Exercised collision stations

11.10am: Boarded steam trawler Adventure (FD 154)

0.05pm: Allowed trawler to proceed

0.30pm: Proceeded

4.05pm: First Lieutenant read warrant no 1 before ship’s company

7.10pm: Observed trawler

7.35pm: Stopped and boarded British trawler Cayrian (GY 645)

8.10pm: Proceeded

9.35pm: Observed vessel, altered course to intercept her

10.00pm: Stopped; boarded steam trawler Eliane (GY 481)

11.13pm: Allowed her to proceed

11.30pm: Proceeded

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28 May 1915


Lat 61.00, Long -8.45

8.00am: 60 41N, 9 20W

8.00pm: 61 0N, 9 13W

4.10am: Stopped, boarder trawler Glenogil of Glasgow.

4.35am: Allowed trawler to proceed

4.40am: Proceeded, altered course to intercept trawler

5.00am: Stopped and boarded trawler Manxman of Grimsby

5.16am: Turned ship to sink floating barrel

6.25am: Allowed trawler to proceed

6.30am: Proceeded at 74 revolutions to intercept trawler

7.35am: Stopped alongside trawler Olearia of Grimsby

7.55am: Proceeded at 74 revolutions, allowed trawler to proceed

8.35am: Altered course towards trawler

9.45am: Divisions and prayers

10.35am: Stopped and boarded Danish schooner Concordia

11.50am: Allowed vessel to proceed

3.20pm: Observed trawler bearing north; altered course NE to intercept her

4.45pm: Observed trawler

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29 May 1915


Lat 60.68, Long -8.03

8.00am: 60 15N, 8 0W

8.00pm: 60 19N, 8 0W

9.55pm: Altered course to intercept steam ship

10.50pm: Stopped alongside SS Tipla; found armed guard on board, allowed her to proceed

11.00pm: Proceeded

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30 May 1915


Lat 60.58, Long -8.00

8.00am: 60 14N, 8 0W

8.00pm: 60 17N, 8 0W

10.30am: Published banns of marriage of W Evans Seaman RNVR (first reading)

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31 May 1915


Lat 61.83, Long -7.88

8.00am: 60 11N, 7 58W

8.00pm: Vestmanna Sund

7.30am: Fore bridge wing erections removed

8.15am: Observed steam ship, altered course to intercept her

8.25am: Vessel proved a trawler, resumed original course

1.05pm: Navigator took charge; course as required

2.20pm: Sent away fourth cutter

3.00pm: Boat recalled and hoisted; proceeded towards Vestmannhavn

4.15pm: Stopped

4.22pm: Let go starboard anchor off Vestmannhavn

4.30pm: Away motor boat

5.15pm: Motor boat returned with the Seisleman [?] of Vestmannhavn

7.00pm: Visitor returned on shore

7.20pm: Anchors aweigh

9.00pm: Passed trawler Scouter (GY 1180)

9.20pm: Entering Thorshavn

9.35pm: Let go starboard anchor


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1 June 1915

Thorshavn [Tórshavn]

Lat 62.20, Long -6.32

8.00am: 62 9N, 6 33W

8.00pm: 61 27N, 6 31W

0.50am: Motor boat returned and hoisted

Rounds visited

4.00am: CTO S&WBC

5.45am: Commenced heaving up anchor

6.00am: Anchor away; proceeded from Thorshavn course as requisite at 74 revolutions

6.53am: Set course N64E

7.30am: CTO S&WBC

7.50am: Altered course N40E to close sailing trawlers

8.15am: Courses various for examination of trawlers

9.45am: Divisions and prayers

10.00am: Exercised general quarters

12.00am: Finished examination of trawlers; set course S70W; CTO S&WBC

0.50pm: Altered course W

1.00pm: Paid monthly money

1.05pm: Entering fjord, making for Klaksvig [Klaksvik]

2.03pm: Let go starboard anchor in Klaksvig anchorage

3.47pm: Commenced heaving up anchor

4.00pm: Evening quarters; CTO S&WBC; courses various for leaving harbour and passing through Kalso Fjord

4.30pm: 81 revolutions

4.45pm: 74 revolutions; set course SSW at 5.10 (3-point zigzag every 10 minutes)

5.40pm: Kabelen Light abeam

6.00pm: CTO S&WBC

8.35pm: Suderø Light abeam, 4 miles

8.50pm: Altered course S71W (3-point zigzag every 10 minutes)

11.00pm: Circling to starboard to investigate object in water

Mustered sea boats crew

Midnight: CTO S&WBC

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2 June 1915


Lat 60.58, Long -7.93

8.00am: 60 41N, 8 0W

8.00pm: 60 32N, 7 32W

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3 June 1915


Lat 61.60, Long -2.27

8.00am: 61 20N, 3 38W

8.00pm: 61 45N, 1 53W

1.35am: Engine room reported revolutions increased to 75

8.10am: Altered course to intercept steam trawler

8.50am: Spoke trawler Hermione, from Iceland to Hull

11.55am: Altered course to intercept sailing trawler

0.15pm: Stopped

0.20pm: Boarded Swedish sailing trawler Violett of Naset

1.40pm: Cutter returned, trawler detained pending instructions; commenced circling around her

4.00pm: Closed trawler and stopped

4.45pm: Put first armed guard in charge of Sub-Lieutenant Young RNR aboard Violett and ordered her to proceed to Kirkwall

4.50pm: Proceeded to intercept schooner

5.35pm: Stopped and boarded Danish schooner Yser of Marstal

6.25pm: Schooner proceeded

6.45pm: Proceeded

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4 June 1915


Lat 63.57, Long 4.02

6.40am: Observed smoke of steam ship bearing north

6.45am: Altered course to intercept steamer, found her to be SS Hareyd [possibly Hareid], Norwegian, of Aalesund

7.10am: Steadied on original course

4.30pm: Passed Norwegian trawler Lun of Aalesund

7.10pm: Observed smoke of steamer bearing N64E

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5 June 1915


Lat 65.58, Long 7.48

10.20am: Flooding arrangements for magazines tested and found correct

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6 June 1915


Lat 63.15, Long -0.33

9.20am: Observed steamer, altered course NNE to intercept her

9.35am: Challenged and found her HMS Ambrose

10.00am: Divisions and prayers

10.45am: Published banns of marriage of W Evans Seaman RNVR (second asking)

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7 June 1915


Lat 61.13, Long -3.37

0.50am: Observed steam ship

1.30am: Stopped and boarded British trawler Itonian (GY 108)

2.10am: Allowed trawler to proceed

Rounds visited

7.10am: Observed trawler bearing SW, altered course to close

7.48am: Hailed British trawler Fortuna (GY 140); altered course to intercept sailing ship

8.50am: Stopped and boarded ship Stronsa of Buenos Aires

9.45am: Divisions and prayers

10.00am: Commenced circling round Stronsa

1.10pm: Allowed Stronsa to proceed

1.20pm: Proceeded

7.05pm: Observed whaler and three-masted schooner

7.10pm: Altered course to starboard to close Danish whaler Hekla of Trangisvaag

7.19pm: Stopped and boarded whaler

7.33pm: SS Hekla proceeded

7.41pm: Proceeded 74 revolutions searching for schooner

9.42pm: Observed and passed a mine

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8 June 1915


Lat 59.70, Long -7.27

4.25am: Observed steam ship bearing NNE

4.45am: Stopped and boarded SS Corvus of Bergen

5.30am: Allowed her to proceed

5.40am: Proceeded

8.10am: Observed floating object on starboard beam, altered course towards it and found it an empty wooden box

8.20am: Stopped and sank box by rifle fire

10.15am: Stopped to pick up floating object which proved a log of wood

6.10pm: Observed steam ship bearing NNE, altered course to intercept

7.00pm: Stopped and boarded Swedish SS Kratos of Goteborg

7.10pm: Signalled HMS Cedric

9.00pm: SS Kratos proceeded

9.10pm: Proceeded

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9 June 1915


Lat 59.45, Long -6.75

5.00am: Observed steam ship, altered course to intercept her

5.16am: Altered course to keep station on Danish SS Ulrikholm of Copenhagen

7.36am: Allowed SS Ulrikholm to proceed; proceeded

5.10pm: Challenged by HMS Cedric, replied correct

5.15pm: Courses various to close HMS Cedric

6.00pm: Away first cutter to Cedric and fourth cutter to Ebro with hospital case

9.40pm: Observed steam ship, altered course NExE to intercept her

10.20pm: Stopped and boarded Dutch trawler Odin

11.50pm: Allowed Odin to proceed

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10 June 1915

Lat 59.83, Long -7.87

2.30am: Altered course to close trawler

2.45am: Spoke to trawler Uvularia (GY 1190) and allowed her to proceed

2.55am: Proceeded south

3.15am: Observed steam ship ahead, altered course to intercept her.

4.00am: Stopped and boarded Russian SS Ellina [?]

4.30am: Challenged by HMS Ebro and replied

8.15am: Observed steam ship right ahead which proved HMS Duke of Cornwall

8.35am: Stopped and embarked armed guards for Duke of Cornwall

9.40am: Proceeded

Mustered cutters’ crew for instruction

3.55pm: Observed two steam ships

4.05pm: Challenged by HMS Patuca and replied

4.30pm: Stopped

4.40pm: HMS Patia’s boat alongside for armed guard

5.00pm: Patuca’s boat alongside for armed guard

5.00pm: First cutter away to Patia

5.38pm: Proceeded

9.25pm: Observed steam ship bearing NExE; challenged and received reply from HMS Cedric

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11 June 1915

Lat 60.12, Long -9.28

6.00am: Observed steamship bearing west; replied to her challenge, proved HMS Hilary

6.42am: Altered course closing Hilary

6.55am: Stopped; two armed guards transhipped to Hilary

7.10am: Proceeded

10.55am: Observed steamship

11.00am: Altered course west to close HMS Changuinola

11.30am: Stopped, transhipped one fireman to Changuinola

1.30pm: Exercised control parties

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12 June 1915

Lat 61.57, Long -2.88

6.00am: Sighted torpedo boat destroyer escorting steamship steering NW; challenged, reply correct: HMTBD Oak

8.10am: Observed sailing ship

8.12am: Observed merchant cruiser; challenged, reply correct: HMS Teutonic

8.45am: Keeping on beam of HMS Teutonic

9.40am: Stopped; transhipped armed guard for HMS India

10.45am: Reduced to 60 knots cleaning fires

0.05pm: Stopped; engine room defects

0.20pm: Resumed course and speed

3.08pm: Observed cruiser and two torpedo boat destroyers bearing N40W steering to the south

3.24pm: Exchanged pendants with HMS Lancaster

9.00pm: Passed British steam trawler Star of the Seas (A 538)

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13 June 1915

Lat 59.08, Long -10.43

3.45am: Observed funnels and masts of steamship bearing SW 12 miles; appearance of HMS Orotava

10.00am: Divisions and church; published banns of marriage of W Evans Seaman RNVR, third and last time

0.10pm: Observed steamship bearing N10W; challenged; reply correct

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14 June 1915

Lat 56.50, Long -9.08

8.00am: Increased to 81 revolutions; placed extra lookouts and firing crew

10.00am: Exercised collision stations

4.00pm: Warrant no 2 read

5.50pm: Observed Inishtrahull Light

9.20pm: Fired at floating object

10.35pm: Observed Mull of Cantyre Light

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15 June 1915

Lat 55.858, Long -4.297

3.30am: Ceased zig zag courses as required for entering River Clyde

4.10am: Exchanged private signal with Toward wireless telegraphy station

4.25am: Spoke examination steamer

4.40am: Approaching boom, picked up pilot

4.50am: Passed boom, received flags of the day

5.22am: Let go starboard anchor, 3 shackles in 10 fathoms water at Tail of the Bank

7.50am: Tug Flying Wizard alongside

9.10am: Anchors aweigh

9.30am: Turning ship

9.40am: Proceeding up River Clyde to pilot’s orders.

11.55am [1.55am in log]: Entering dock gates

0.15pm: All fast alongside coal crane, Prince’s Dock

1.00pm: Commenced coaling

4.30pm: One marine left ship for Chatham.

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16 June 1915

Glasgow, Prince’s Dock

Lat 55.858, Long -4.297

9.35am: Eight firemen discharged to shore.

9.30pm: Sergeant-Major joined ship from Chatham

10.00pm: Lieutenant Charsley RN left ship

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17 June 1915

Glasgow, Prince’s Dock

Lat 55.858, Long -4.297

6.30am: Finished coaling, received 1165 tons

7.00am: Shifted ship from coaling berth

9.30am: Two boxes of cordite landed for special examination

11.30am: One private RMLI joined ship

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18 June 1915

Glasgow, Prince’s Dock

Lat 55.858, Long -4.297

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19 June 1915

Glasgow, Prince’s Dock

Lat 55.858, Long -4.297

4.10pm: Two seamen joined ship

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20 June 1915


Lat 55.858, Long -4.297

10.00am: Divisions, church parties left

0.20pm: Presbyterian and Wesleyan parties returned

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21 June 1915

Glasgow, Prince’s Dock

Lat 55.858, Long -4.297

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22 June 1915

Glasgow, Prince’s Dock

Lat 55.858, Long -4.297

1.00pm: Lieutenant Bowen RN left ship

2.30pm: Leading Seaman Dick RNVR left ship

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23 June 1915

Glasgow, Prince’s Dock

Lat 55.858, Long -4.297

00.30am: Two firemen joined ship

9.00am: Hands cleaning and provisioning ship

11.30pm: Man from HMS Ambrose fell in dock, was rescued and found to be injured

11.40pm: Petty Officer sent to HMS Ambrose to report same

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24 June 1915

Glasgow, Prince’s Dock

Lat 55.858, Long -4.297

00.15am: Petty Officer returned unable to find HMS Ambrose

One bayonet belonging to marine lost by accident

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25 June 1915

Glasgow, Prince’s Dock

Lat 55.858, Long -4.297

10.25am: Rating belonging to HMS Ambrose left the ship

6.30pm: Discharged Acting Chief Petty Officer to Chatham

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26 June 1915

Glasgow, Prince’s Dock to River Clyde

Lat 55.858, Long -4.297

8.00pm: Tugs alongside

8.40pm: Proceeded out of dock, pilot in charge; course and speed as required for passing down River Clyde

Exercised general quarters, collision stations and abandon ship stations

11.30pm: Let go tugs

11.55pm: Discharged pilot

11.57pm: Stopped off boom defence; engine room reported defects, took 30 minutes for repairs; ship returned to Tail of the Bank

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27 June 1915

At sea

Lat 55.58, Long -7.22

0.20am: Passed examination vessel; course and speed to pilot’s orders

1.15am: Anchors aweigh; proceeded, pilot in charge

1.50am: Stopped and discharged pilot

2.22am: Skelmorlie Light abeam

3.00am: Cumbrae Light S61E

7.30am: Mull of Cantyre abeam

2.20pm: Stopped and destroyed by gunfire what resembled dummy torpedo head containing calcium light

6.10pm: Observed five trawlers in company bearing west

6.30pm: British naval trawler Lord Knollys reported submarine close by

6.45pm: General quarters

8.35pm: Secure

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28 June 1915

Lat 58.78, Long -11.07

9.45am: Divisions and prayers read

11.45am: Helm put amidships until further orders; ship’s head swinging to east

0.10pm: Helm in use again

2.55pm: Stopped and circled round barrel and sank same by rifle fire

3.40pm: Observed steamship and challenged; proved HMS Motagua

4.00pm: Read warrant no 3

4.52pm: Commenced zigzagging, pieces of wreckage continually observed

5.12pm: Observed large barrel, altered course towards it and at 5.40 sunk it by rifle fire

7.15pm: Passed pieces of wreckage

7.58pm: Stopped

8.15pm: Lowered boat and picked up bale of cotton

8.30pm: Boat returned, resumed course and speed

9.40pm: Passed two bales of cotton

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29 June 1915

Lat 58.46, Long -10.67

9.40am: Stopped and sank fishing buoy by rifle fire

11.35am: Stopped and picked up one bale of cotton

0.50pm: Variable courses and speeds, using first cutter to pick up five bales of cotton until 2.10 pm

6.00pm: Passed bale of cotton

6.30pm: Passed large bale of timber

10.15pm: Observed sailing ship bearing N33E

10.58pm: Fired blank

11.05pm: Boarded Norwegian brig Lillesand of Christiansand

11.55pm: Boat returned, brig proceeded

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30 June 1915

Lat 58.95, Long -11.08

4.30am: Reduced to 56 revolutions for engineer’s purposes

7.00am: Sighted stranger, altered course N70W to intercept

7.55am: Stopped; away boarding boat to Russian SS Katie from Riga

9.00am: Boat returned, SS Katie proceeded

10.05am: Exercised general quarters and fire stations

4.35pm: Course and speed as required while sinking barrels by rifle fire

11.37pm: Observed vessel on horizon

11.42pm: Altered course to intercept; vessel showing no lights

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1 July 1915

At sea

Lat 59.55, Long -10.54

8.00am: 59 27N, 10 48W

8.00pm: 59 28N, 10 6W

040am: Altered course N (2-point zigzag every 10 minutes); full speed

1.05am: Challenged HMS Orcoma; reply correct

1.10am: Altered course S1E (2-point zigzag every 10 minutes); reduced to 78 revolutions

Mustered sea boats crew

3.00am: Altered course N23W; full speed

3.05am: Altered course N1W

3.10am: Altered course N52E

4.00am: CTO S&WBC

5.30am: Observed two ships; altered course N20W

5.45am: Challenged; reply proved correct, HMSs Patuca and Columbella with SS Oscar II

6.40am: Stopped; first cutter to Patuca

7.00am: First cutter returned with 17 persons from damaged SS Oscar II

7.15am: First cutter to Oscar II with collision mat and gear

8.00am: First cutter returned; manoeuvring to get tow lines aboard Oscar II

8.30am: CTO S&WBC

9.10am: Grass line with wire hawser attached to Oscar II from Digby

9.45am: Two wires fast; men leaving Oscar II; challenged and replies correct: HMSs Columbella, Patuca and Royal Scot

10.00am: Taking men and gear aboard from Oscar II

11.08am: Oscar II reports list to port and after decks awash

11.30am: Transferring wires to Royal Scot


pm: Men paid monthly money

0.15pm: Oscar II in tow of Royal Scot

0.40pm: Officers and men from Royal Scot relieving Lieutenant Lincoln and party on Oscar II

1.00pm: Set course S45E

1.15pm: Tow line parted; stopped [1.20pm]

2.05pm: Challenged HMSs Columbella; reply correct

2.15pm: First cutter to Oscar II

3.00pm: Royal Scot and Digby closing Oscar II

3.15pm: Royal Scot rebending tow line to Oscar II’s port anchor cable

3.55pm: Royal Scot proceeding with Oscar II again in tow, S48E

4.00pm: CTO S&WBC

4.05pm: Proceeded, manoeuvring round Royal Scot and Oscar II and making good S48E

4.15pm: Set course S48E; reduced to slow

5.00pm: Increased to 78 revolutions circling Royal Star and tow making good S48E

8.00pm: CTO S&WBC

Exercised guns crews

Mustered sea boats crews

Rounds visited

Midnight: CTO S&WBC

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2 July 1915

At sea

Lat 59.13, Long -8.18

8.00am: 59 12N, 8 32W

8.00pm: 59 11N, 7 50W

1.00am: Circling round Royal Scot and Oscar II at 12 knots

3.50am: Challenged; reply correct, proved yacht Iolaire

4.20am: First cutter away to Oscar II to 13 men

5.40am: Various courses and speeds picking up Oscar II’s life boat

8.28am: Fourth cutter away with relief crew for Oscar II

8.52am: Fourth cutter hoisted; ship proceeding full speed S48E

9.35am: Manoeuvring round wreck at various speeds

11.05am: Oscar II reports well decks awash

11.25am: Ordered crew to abandon Oscar II; manoeuvring to keep close astern of Oscar II

11.45am: Crew abandoned Oscar II; first cutter returning.

Noon: Cutter hoisted; proceeding

1.15pm: Tow line parted; manoeuvring to get Oscar II in tow again

2.00pm: Making fast tow line on Oscar II

3.15pm: Challenged; reply correct, proved HMSs Staunch and Fury

3.50pm: Iolaire proceeded SE½E to search for tugs

4.00pm: Staunch and Fury circling around

4.40pm: Royal Scot proceeding with Oscar II

4.50pm: Staunch dispatched to search for tugs and trawler

5.50pm: Tow line parted

7.09pm: First cutter to Royal Scot with her officers and officers (7) of Oscar II; boat returned

7.40pm: First cutter to Royal Scot with Oscar II’s crew (26); cutter returned

8.43pm: Cutter to Royal Scot with remainder of crew and gear, also 1 sick berth case; Leading Seaman Chilton left ship.

9.00pm: Boat returned and hoisted

9.55pm: First cutter to Royal Scot to assist with tow line

11.05pm: Boat returned and hoisted.

11.10pm: Iolaire returned

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Stores lost and expended in salvage operations on Swedish steamer Oscar II

1 5½ inch steel wire hawser, 150 fathoms

1 4½ inch steel wire hawser, 70 fathoms

1 3½ inch steel wire hawser, 150 fathoms

1 4½ inch tarred hemp rope, 120 fathoms

2 4 inch coir hawser rope, 226 fathoms

1 3½ inch white manila rope, 120 fathoms

1 1¼ inch tarred hemp rope, 90 fathoms

Spunyarn (3 yarn), ½ cwt

2 2½ inch joining shackles

3 10-ton shackles

1 15 feet x 15 feet collision mat complete with clamp lock, lowering and bottom line of 4 inch rope, length 35 fathoms

1 2½ inch tackle with 1 double and 1 single 8 inch block and 30 fathoms rope

1 shipwright’s pen maul, 7 lbs

1 hand hammer, 3 lbs

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3 July 1915

At sea

Lat 59.17, Long -7.62

8.00am: 59 11N, 7 41W

8.00pm: 59 11N, 7 33W

0.30am: Oscar II again in tow of Royal Scot

2.00am: Oscar II sheering about wildly; no perceptible progress made

4.42am: Steering party aboard Oscar II; Royal Scot proceeding S38E

5.15am: Man reported injured on Oscar II; third cutter away with stretcher party

6.00am: Cutter returned with injured man; Royal Scot unable to keep Oscar II on her course; Oscar II yawing badly

7.35am: Royal Scot reports one wire parted

7.40am: Second wire parted; Oscar II adrift

10.10am: Royal Scot proceeded to Stornoway as ordered

0.30pm: Standing by Oscar II to take wire from Fury

3.30pm: First attempt to get Oscar II in tow failed

4.00pm: Standing by Oscar II; making second attempt to get Oscar II in tow

6.00pm: Oscar II sinking gradually by stern

6.55pm: Stern under

7.05pm: Oscar II sank stern first, 59 30N, 70 30W

7.45pm: Proceeding

Wrecksite entry for Oscar II

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4 July 1915

At sea

Lat 61.67, Long -11.55

8.00am: 61 05N, 10 40W

8.00pm: 62 12N, 12 25W

10.45am: Divisions and prayers; published banns of marriage of James Mackie AB RNR (first time)

9.20pm: Thick fog

Midnight: Started siren fog signal

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5 July 1915

At sea

Lat 62.83, Long -13.33

8.00am: 63 10N, 13 40W

8.00pm: 63 57N, 13 58W

1.00am: Fog regulations adhered to throughout watch

5.05am: Heard steamer’s whistle off starboard bow

11.00am: Fog lifting

11.12am: Thick fog; fog regulations adhered to

2.10pm: Fog lifted; commenced zigzag

3.45pm: Heard steamer’s whistle on port beam

7.20pm: Observed trawler bearing N30W

7.45pm: Stop; boarded Golden Gleam (H 269)

8.15pm: Allowed Golden Gleam to proceed; proceeded

8.26pm: Cast of lead, 90 fathoms

8.57pm: Fog regulations adhered to

9.10pm: Fog lifting

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6 July 1915

At sea

Lat 62.83, Long -13.33

8.00am: 62 48N, 12 47W

8.00pm: 63 13N, 13 08W

3.00am: Fog regulations adhered to

10.00am: Fog lifted; increased to 78 revolutions and 2 point zigzag every 10 minutes

10.45am: Exercised collision stations; stopped; hands abandoned ship

11.20am: Boats returned

0.20pm: Proceeded

5.50pm: Observed trawler bearing S73E

6.20pm: Boarded Dutch trawler Anna (IJM 34) of IJmuiden

6.30pm: Trawler proceeded

9.40pm: Observed trawler bearing S

10.25pm: Boarded Dutch trawler Donald (IJM 103)

10.50pm: Trawler proceeding

10.53pm: Proceeded; 3-point zigzag every 10 minutes

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7 July 1915

At sea

Lat 63.33, Long -12.25

8.00am: 63 03N, 12 51W

8.00pm: 63 12N, 12 55W

5.50am: Observed trawler bearing S86E

6.20am: Boarded Dutch trawler JT Cremer of IJmuiden

6.40am: Allowed trawler to proceed

6.56am: Set course S14W, 3-point zigzag every 10 minutes

10.00am: Stopped; put target overboard

10.10am: Commenced firing with 1 inch aiming tube from port 6 inch guns

11.30am: Ceased firing; picked up target

Noon: Commenced 3-point zigzag every 10 minutes

2.20pm: Observed steam trawler bearing SxE

2.55pm: Boarded Dutch trawler Mies en Truus (IJM 119); also observed trawler bearing N70E

3.15pm: Trawler proceeded

3.20pm: Proceeded N40E to intercept second trawler

4.20pm: Boarded British trawler Langland (H 1013)

4.25pm: Allowed trawler to proceed; boys, marines and officers away for rowing practice

5.05pm: All boats secured; proceeded

7.55pm: Observed smoke of steamer bearing N50W

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8 July 1915

At sea

Lat 63.07, Long -13.53

8.00am: 62 48N, 13 15W

8.00pm: 63 23N, 13 49W

4.35am: Observed trawler bearing S20E

5.15am: Boarded Dutch trawler Hercules of IJmuiden

5.45am: Allowed trawler to proceed

5.55am: Proceeded; commenced 2-point zigzag every 10 minutes

11.16am: Observed trawler bearing NW

Noon: Boarded British trawler Honoria (H 325)

0.30pm: Observed SS bearing S5W; trawler proceeding

0.45pm: Set course S5W

4.00pm: Prisoner released; no complaints

7.45pm: Observed trawler bearing N15E

8.32pm: Hailed Dutch trawler Eendracht (IJM 131)

8.35pm: Allowed to proceed; proceeded

8.50pm: Commenced 2-point zigzag every 10 minutes

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9 July 1915

At sea

Lat 63.09, Long -13.77

8.00am: 62 48N, 13 15W

8.00pm: 63 24N, 13 53W

3.00am: Battened down no 3 hatch

9.50am: Observed 3-masted barque bearing W

10.20am: Passing under barque’s stern; barque proved Heinrich of Larvik and allowed to proceed

10.40am: Observed SS bearing SE; challenged; reply correct, HMS Andes

2.50pm: Observed 3-masted barque bearing S13E

3.15pm: Proved Norwegian Heinrich of Larvik

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10 July 1915

At sea

Lat 62.40, Long -13.80

8.00am: 62 48N, 13 15W

8.00pm: 63 08N, 13 42 W

1.30am: 2-point zigzag every 10 minutes [3-point from 4.00pm]

9.00am: Flooding arrangement for magazines reported correct

4.45pm: Observed two sailing vessels bearing N10W and N63E respectively

5.40pm: Investigating Danish topsail schooner Freden of Marstal

5.46pm: Proceeding to intercept 2nd sailing vessel

6.40pm: Hailed Danish topsail schooner Vigilant of Marstal; allowed to proceed

7.00pm: Observed smoke of SS bearing N37W

7.30pm: Examining British trawler Magnolia (GY 226); allowed to proceed

9.45pm: Observed SS bearing S10E

10.00pm: Challenged; reply correct, HMS Andes

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11 July 1915

At sea

Lat 63.40, Long -13.92

8.00am: 62 57N, 13 27W

8.00pm: 62 52N, 13 22W

0.45am: Passed Danish schooner Vigilant, previously examined; allowed to proceed

7.00am: Observed sailing vessel S72E

8.05am: Vessel proved Danish schooner Vigilant

10.00am: Published banns of marriage of James Mackie AB RNR (second time)

2.30pm: Passed Danish schooner Vigilant hove to

3.45pm: Observed smoke bearing SWxS

5.32pm: Boarded British trawler Commander Fullerton (H 286)

6.00pm: Trawler proceeded; proceeded N

8.45pm: Observed sailing vessel bearing N3E

10.00pm: Passed Danish schooner Vigilant, hove to

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12 July 1915

At sea

Lat 63.10, Long -13.37

8.00am: 62 48N, 13 15W

8.00pm: 63 24N, 13 54W

2.50am: Passed Danish schooner Vigilant

4.55am: Passed Danish schooner Vigilant

10.10am: Dropped target [aiming rifle practice until 11.40am; then set course N; zigzagging]

2.35pm: Observed steam trawler bearing S25W

3.15pm: Boarded British line fishing vessel Stoic (GY 1015); allowed to proceed

3.54pm: Proceeded

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13 July 1915

At sea

Lat 62.85, Long -12.28

8.00am: 62 54N, 13 27W

8.00pm: 61 55N, 12 24W [?]

6.00am: Observed SS bearing SxW

6.10am: Challenged; reply correct, HMS Hildebrand

6.30am: Observed schooner bearing WxN

6.40am: Circling round Norwegian whaler Sondmoringen of Aalesund

7.14am: Allowed her to proceed

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14 July 1915

At sea

Lat 62.17, Long -12.67

8.00am: 61 59N, 13 10W

8.00pm: 61 55N, 12 23W

4.50am: Observed steam trawler bearing N55W

5.33am: Boarded Dutch trawler Oceaan II (IJM 92)

5.55am: Allowed her to proceed

7.10am: Observed sailing vessel bearing S42W

9.00am: Overhauled Danish auxiliary barquentine Fox II previously boarded by HMS Otway; allowed her to proceed

11.00am: Observed SS bearing SxE

11.30am: Challenged stranger; reply correct, HMS Otway

2.05pm: Observed smoke of SS bearing N19E

2.35pm: Stranger challenged; replied, correct, proved HMS Andes

9.40pm: Observed SS bearing NxE

10.00pm: Examined British trawler Tugela (H 521); allowed her to proceed

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15 July 1915

At sea

Lat 62.17, Long -12.71

8.00am: 61 55N, 12 23W

8.00pm: 61 00N, 12 00W

10.10am: Stopped and dropped target for ranging exercise

10.15am: Observed SS bearing S3W

10.45am: Challenged by HMS Otway; replied, correct

11.30am: Proceeded N

4.05pm: Challenged stranger; reply correct, HMS Orotava

5.25pm: Observed SS bearing S2W

5.35pm: Challenged; reply correct, HMS Mantua

5.50pm: Observed SS bearing S30E

6.00pm: Challenged; reply correct, HMS Otway; stopped

6.13pm: First cutter to Mantua for two ratings; boat returned

6.30pm: Observed SS bearing S20W; proceeding S10W

6.55pm: Observed SS bearing S12W

7.18pm: Altered course to intercept HMS Duke of Cornwall

7.30pm: Stopped; first cutter to Duke of Cornwall for armed guards

7.55pm: First cutter returned

8.05pm: Fourth cutter returned with armed guards for HMSs India, Orcoma and Cedric

8.12pm: Fourth cutter to Mantua; returned 8.28

8.40pm: Set course S64E

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16 July 1915

At sea

Lat 61.38, Long -6.17

8.00am: 61 00N, 7 21W

8.00pm: 62 30N, 4 14W

9.15am: Observed small sailing vessel bearing N49E

0.20pm: Observed smoke of two SS bearing N35E, S15E respectively

3.00pm: Observed smoke of SS bearing N35E

4.10pm: Read warrant no 4

6.55pm: Observed SS bearing NExE

7.15pm: Observed SS bearing NExN

7.40pm: Vessels proved HMSs Cedric and India

7.55pm: Altered course to take station 5 cables on Cedric’s starboard beam

8.25pm: Stopped; Cedric’s boat alongside [8.30pm]; India’s boat alongside [8.35pm]

8.45pm: Two officers and 13 ratings transferred to India; two officers and three ratings to Cedric; boats left

9.17pm: Proceeded astern of Cedric

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17 July 1915

At sea

Lat 62.38, Long 0.16

8.00am: 62 31N, 034W

8.00pm: 61 34N, 2.30W

9.30am: Observed SS bearing ExS

9.45am: Challenged; reply correct, HMS Orcoma

10.17am: Stopped; Orcoma’s cutter alongside [10.20am]; two officers and 10 men discharged to Orcoma

10.35am: Orcoma proceeding E; ship stopped for engine room repairs

11.00am: Engine room repairs complete; proceeded S76E

2.10pm: Observed fishing smack bearing S5E

2.40pm: Observed SS bearing S39W; challenged her – no reply

4.05pm: Observed small sailing vessel bearing S43W

4.30pm: Passed triangular target

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18 July 1915

At sea

Lat 59.61, Long -8.12

8.00am: 60 18N, 6 46W

8.00pm: 58 46N, 10 49W

2.40am: Observed trawler bearing N35W

6.25am: Observed SS bearing S65W

7.05am: Observed SS bearing S82W

7.40am: Steamer passed two miles to southward: Danish SS Gurre flying flag M

10.50am: Published banns of marriage of James Mackie AB RNR (third time)

6.20pm: Observed SS bearing N59W

6.30pm: Challenged; reply correct, HMS Ramsey [sunk 8 August 1915 by SMS Meteor, 59 36N, 1 25W]

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19 July 1915

At sea

Lat 56.42, Long -9.02

8.00am: 56 53N, 10 34W

8.00pm: 55 28N, 6 41W

10.00am: Exercised collision stations; abandon ship stations

10.30am: Secured; special lookouts and rifle parties posted

Noon to 6.00pm: Sounding

7.30pm: Inishtrahull bearing N79W

8.51pm: Altacarry Light bearing S24E

10.30pm: Various courses rounding Mull of Cantyre

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20 July 1915

At sea to Firth of Clyde [Glasgow]

Lat 55.858, Long -4.297

1.10am: Pladda Light bearing N47W

1.47am: Holy Island Light bearing N47W

2.43am: Rounded Little Cumbrae

2.48am: Challenged by Toward Point; replied, correct

3.40am: Passed through boom defence

3.45am: Passed examination steamer

3.52am: Stopped for pilot; proceeded [3.55am]

4.20am: Made tugs fast fore and aft

6.20am: Entering Prince’s Dock gates

6.45am: Entering no 3 graving dock

7.15am: All fast in dry dock

7.25am: Commenced to pump out dock; ship took blocks [7.35am]

1.25pm: Liberty men went ashore

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21 July 1915

Glasgow [Prince’s Dock]

Lat 55.858, Long -4.297

9.00am: Hands employed in chain lockers and about funnel

10.00am: Probationary Surgeon JW Scharff RNVR joined ship

11.30am: 1 Marine and 2nd Baker left ship for hospital

6.45pm: Probationary Surgeon J Haynes RNVR left ship to join HMS Mentor

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22 July 1915


Lat 55.858, Long -4.297

1.00pm: Hands employed painting and taking in stores

While in dry dock, ship’s bottom was coated with British Antifouling Composition consisting of Red Navy Protective, one coat, and Red Navy Antifouling, one coat

5.55pm: Commenced to flood dry dock

7.20pm: Leaving dry dock

8.10pm: All fast under coaling crane

10.40pm: Commenced coaling

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23 July 1915

Glasgow [Prince’s and Queen’s Docks]

Lat 55.858, Long -4.297

10.00am: Painter, PO 1st class, joined ship

2.30pm: Two boats of Oscar II and five bales of cotton (salvage) landed

4.15pm: Bales of cotton placed in books of Receiver of Customs and Wrecks

8.30pm: Finished coaling; preparing to leave coaling berth

9.45pm: Leaving Prince’s Dock

10.45pm: Made fast at no 7 berth, Queen’s Dock

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24 July 1915


Lat 55.862, Long -4.297

am: Hands employed cleaning and taking in stores

9.25am: One Lance Corporal RMLI joined ship from Chatham

8.15pm: Boy W/T joined ship from HMS Eagle

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25 July 1915


Lat 55.862, Long -4.297

9.30am: Roman Catholic church party landed

10.30am: Wesleyan and Presbyterian church parties landed

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26 July 1915


Lat 55.862, Long -4.297

9.00am: Hands cleaning boats and taking in stores

10.35am: One AB and one Signal Boy joined ship from Chatham

9.20pm: Two ratings (1 Signalman and 1 W/T) left ship for Chatham

9.30pm: Let go fore and aft and proceeded, assisted by tugs Neptune and Chieftain

9.50pm: Passing Dock gates

11.10pm: Let go head tug and proceeded

11.55pm: Let go after tug

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27 July 1915

Firth of Clyde [to sea]

Lat 55.98, Long -4.76

12.10am: Let go starboard anchor, veered to 75 fathoms [off Greenock]

12.15am: Hove in to 60 fathoms; stopped for engine room repairs

3.40am: Discharged pilot

8.15am: Ship swung to flood tide

11.30am: Ship swung to ebb tide

11.40am: Motor boat dispatched to shore; [returned at noon]

3.00pm: Ship swung for deviation

6.15pm: Motor boat to shore; returned [6.45pm] with Staff Surgeon, Assistant Paymaster and nine absentees

7.35pm: Commenced heaving up

8.22pm: Anchor aweigh; proceeded, courses and speed as requisite

8.55pm: Passed through boom defence

9.50pm: Passed Little Cumbrae

10.30pm: Stopped for engine room defect; proceeded [10.42pm]

10.47pm: Pladda Light bearing S55W

11.48pm: Challenged by Kildonan Shore Station; replied, correct

11.55pm: Passed HMS Changuinola

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28 July 1915

At sea

Lat 56.15, Long -8.75

8.00am: 55 54N, 10 33W

8.00pm: 56 33N, 11 08W

2.00am: Rounding Mull of Cantyre

2.13am: Challenged by HMS Thorn

6.00am: Posted extra lookouts and rifle parties

10.30am: Observed SS bearing N45W

10.40am: Challenged; reply correct, HMS Arlanza

11.40am: Observed armed trawler bearing N

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29 July 1915

At sea

Lat 59.65, Long -10.78

8.00am: 59 05N, 10 51W

8.00pm: 59 43N, 10 47W

8.40am: Observed SS bearing N11E

9.00am: Stranger challenged; proved HMS Motagua

9.55am: Stopped and picked up first cutter; proceeded [10.00am]

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30 July 1915

At sea

Lat 59.38, Long -11.55

8.00am: 59 10N, 11 24W

8.00pm: 59 43N, 11 47W

5.30am: Observed steamer bearing N11E

8.30am: Full speed to intercept HMS Cedric

9.23am: Away first cutter to Cedric; returned [9.30am]; away cutter [9.34am]; boat returned and hoisted [9.45am]

9.50am: Proceeded

2.40pm: Stopped to sink metal drum; proceeded

6.50pm: Observed smoker of steamer bearing N27E

7.10pm: Steamer proved HMS Cedric

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31 July 1915

At sea

Lat 59.55, Long -11.76

8.00am: 58 55N, 11 24W

8.00pm: 59 18N, 11 39W

Saturday routine; cleaning ship

1.55pm: Observed steamer N17E; replied to challenge; steamer proved HMS Cedric

4.35pm: Observed 3-masted sailing vessel bearing NE

6.00pm: Stopped to board; cutter alongside Norwegian barque Glance of Christiansund

7.35pm: Glance proceeded; cutter hoisted [7.50pm]; set course N21E

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1 August 1915


Lat 59.83, Long -11.62

8.00am: 59 15N, 11 29W

8.00pm: 63 13N, 11 54W

1.00am: Exercised guns crews at P1 and P2

3.15am: Mustered seaboats crew

4.00am: Day defence stations; altered course S9W; 3-point zigzag every 10 minutes; CTO S&WBC

4.40am: Observed vessel bearing S, 5 miles, steering N; proved HMS Ebro

4.50am: Reduced to 62 revolutions and 2-point zigzag

5.18am: Ebro altered course S9W as ordered

5.30am: Altered course N80E

5.40am: Altered course S9W

7.00am: Ebro proceeding in execution of previous orders

7.05am: Altered course N15E; 2-point zigzag every 10 minutes

7.30am: CTO S&WBC

10.00am: Divisions; prayers read

Noon: S&WBC

0.45pm: Observed SS bearing N63W, 5 miles; replied to challenge; proved HMS Hildebrand

4.00pm: Evening quarters; CTO S&WBC

6.00pm: Altered course N24E; 2-point zigzag every 10 minutes; CTO S&WBC

7.20pm: Stopped zigzag and reduced to 66 revolutions

8.00pm: CTO S&WBC

8.45pm: Darkened ship

9.15pm: Altered course S; 3-point zigzag every 10 minutes; 78 revolutions

10.00pm: Exercised guns crew at S1 and S2

11.00pm: Mustered sea boats’ crew

Midnight: Altered course N2W (straight course); 66 revolutions; CTO S&WBC

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2 August 1915


Lat 61.45, Long -11.90

8.00am: 61 0N, 11 30W

8.00pm: 62 16N, 14 34W

1.00pm: Hands mustered for pay

2.00pm: Observed SS bearing N10E, hull down; proved HMS Alsatian

2.35pm: Took station SW, 1 mile, of Alsatian

3.10pm: Ordered to Reykjavik; Alsatian proceeded

4.50pm: Effects of late Henry Bance (Painter) sold by auction

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3 August 1915

Patrol to Reykjavik

Lat 63.29, Long -21.70

8.00am: 62 47N, 19 50W

8.00am: Sounded; no bottom at 140 fathoms

11.30am: Observed sailing schooner bearing N22W

Noon: Observed land to starboard

0.30pm: Stopped; away boarding boat

0.52pm: Schooner proceeded; boat hoisted

1.55pm: Observed Reykjanes Light bearing N2E

3.30pm: Passed Reykjanes Light, distance 2 miles

5.12pm: Skars Light [not identified; navigation data suggest Garðskagi/Utskalar Lighthouse] bearing S15E

6.50pm to 7.15pm: Courses and speed as required entering Reykjavik Harbour

7.15pm: Let go starboard anchor; chain 45 fathoms, water 10 fathoms

7.35pm: Guard from Danish fishery cruiser Islands Falk aboard

7.45pm: Guard left; motor boat out

7.55pm: Officer of Guard left in motor boat for Islands Falk

Motor boat running to and from shore with Captain and visitors

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4 August 1915


Lat 64.16, Long -21.92

8.00pm: 64 6 30N, 22 46W

1.20am: British Consul left ship

2.20pm: French and British Consuls came on board

4.45pm: Consuls left ship

6.20pm: Hove up anchor; slow ahead [6.27pm], courses and revolutions as requisite for leaving harbour

7.00pm: Course N63W

8.14pm: Stopped for engine room defects; slow ahead [8.43pm]

9.00pm: Utskalar Light bearing S32W

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5 August 1915

At sea

Lat 63.07, Long -17.20

8.00am: 63 8N, 20 37W

8.00pm: 62 52N, 14 57W

3.00am: Sounding, bottom 100 fathoms

3.10am: Observed smoke of steamer N54E; land bearing S79E

10.00am: General quarters

9.10pm: Received challenge mid to noon

11.25pm: Fire discovered in bunker

11.50pm: Fire extinguished

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6 August 1915

At sea

Lat 61.04, Long -13.43

8.00am: 60 58N, 12 56W

8.00pm: 61 56N, 13 27W

9.00am: Sighted steamer steering S

9.10am: Challenged; proved HMS Andes

11.10am: Lost sight of Andes in fog

11.50am: Sighted Andes

1.00pm: Altered course to take up station 5 miles astern of Andes

2.35pm: Observed HMS Alsatian bearing NWxW

2.40pm: Stopped; away first cutter to Alsatian [2.55pm]

3.10pm: First cutter returned; proceeded

9.55pm: Observed steamer bearing NExE

10.00pm: Challenged; proved HMS Patia

11.20pm: Sighted steamer bearing N

11.30pm: Challenged; proved HMS Victorian

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7 August 1915


Lat 64.07, Long -14.25

8.00am: 63 18N, 13 40W

8.00pm: 63 40N, 12 18W

5.00am: Obtained cast 70 fathoms

6.30am: Observed steamer bearing S78E

7.10am: Challenged; proved HMS Alcantara

9.45am: Thick fog

11.36am: Stopped; lowered first cutter to board Danish schooner Concordia

1.22pm: Stopped; lowered first dinghy to board Steam Trawler Cornet (M 46)

3.15pm: Passed Danish schooner Concordia

5.50pm: Observed smoke of steamer bearing WxS

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8 August 1915


Lat 63.78, Long -14.08

8.00am: 63 45N, 14 14W

8.00pm: 63 26N, 13 54W

4.45am: Stopped to board trawler Cornelian (H 506)

6.20am: Stopped to board trawler Theresa Boyle (GW 3)

1.40pm: Stopped and boarded trawler Cornelian (H 506)

6.17pm: Started fog signal on siren

6.23pm: Siren heard bearing WNW

7.50pm: Observed steamer bearing NWxW

7.55pm: Challenged; reply correct, HMS Victorian

8.27pm: Dense fog; BOT Regulations carried out

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9 August 1915


Lat 64.00, Long -14.50

8.00am: 63 13N, 13 40W

8.00pm: 64 00N, 14 30W

3.25am: Observed steamer bearing S9W

3.30am: Challenged; reply correct, HMS Victorian

4.10am: Signalled Victorian

10.43pm: Thick fog; BOT Regulations carried out

11.35pm: Flashing light sighted bearing SExS

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10 August 1915


Lat 63.47, Long -13.93

8.00am: 63 13N, 13 40W

8.00pm: 63 46N, 14 17W

1.45am: Commenced continuous sounding [until 3.10am]

4.10am: Thick fog

5.10am: Fog cleared

6.00am: Thick fog

6.05am: Heard steamer’s siren astern

6.10am: Steamer gave demand on siren; replied (HMS Victorian)

6.41am: Fog lifted

6.58am: Dense fog

8.00am: Heard whistle bearing NW

8.45am: Exchanged pennants on siren with HMS Victorian

10.07am: Stopped to test after telemotor gear

Noon: Proceeded

0.35pm: Dense fog

6.40pm: Thick fog; BOT Regulations carried out; sounding continuously

10.00pm: Fog lifted

10.30pm: Dense fog

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11 August 1915


Lat 64.00, Long -14.50

8.00am: 63 13N, 13 40W

8.00pm: 63 42N, 14 11W

2.30am: Commenced sounding

11.50am: Observed land on starboard bow

11.33pm: Dense fog

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12 August 1915


Lat 63.73, Long -14.20

8.00am: 63 13N, 13 40W

8.00pm: 63 09N, 12 24W

4.00am: Thick fog

1.40pm: Turned to investigate floating object; resumed course [1.50pm]

4.57pm: Stopped and boarded trawler (GY 19) Chamberlain

7.05pm: Dense fog

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13 August 1915


Lat 62.83, Long -9.33

8.00am: 63 39N, 9 19W

8.00pm: 62 30N, 9 0W

3.30am: Thick fog

5.10am: Fog thickening

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14 August 1915


Lat 62.97, Long -9.78

8.00am: 63 15N, 9 12W

8.00pm: 62 59N, 9 30W

2.15am: Fog cleared

7.35am: Stopped and boarded steam trawler Star of the Sea (A 538)

8.10am: Boat returned; stopped for engine room defects

8.45am: Proceeded

Noon: Boarded British trawler St Denis (H 228); proceeded [0.36pm]

5.07pm: Fog thickening

6.40pm: Fog lifting

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15 August 1915


Lat 63.42, Long -9.92

8.00am: 62 53N, 9 25W

8.00pm: 62 37N, 9 7W

9.40pm: Sounding [until 11.55pm]

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16 August 1915


Lat 61.95, Long -4.18

8.00am: 62 22N, 5 9W

8.00pm: 61 6N, 10 37W

5.00am: Sounding [until 10.30am]

3.15pm: Passed Dutch trawler Tres Frates (IJM 194)

7.44pm: Observed Muckle Flugga Light bearing S30E

10.10pm: Observed Muckle Flugga Light S25E

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17 August 1915

Northern Base [Busta Voe]

Lat 60.385, Long -1.359

3.45am: Stopped and spoke armed trawler for permission to proceed; proceeded

4.20am: Passed boom defence and proceeded to anchorage

4.50am: Anchored in Busta Voe in 19 fathoms water and 60 fathoms cable on port anchor

8.45am: 100 stokers came aboard from HMS Gibraltar

9.00am: Collier Barmoor made fast on port side

9.20am: Collier Knightsgarth made fast on starboard side

10.20am: Commenced coaling from both colliers

8.00pm: Ceased coaling (403 tons taken in)

8.20pm: Gibraltar’s coaling party left ship

9.00pm: Veered to 68 fathoms

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18 August 1915

Northern Base

Lat 60.385, Long -1.359

7.15am: HMS Gibraltar’s coaling party came aboard

7.40am: Commenced coaling from both colliers

4.50pm: Finished coaling

5.30pm: Collier Knightsgarth cast off and left ship’s side

6.39pm: Collier Barmoor cast off and left ship’s side

7.00pm: Water boat came alongside

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19 August 1915

Northern Base

Lat 60.385, Long -1.359

0.30am: Water boat finished work for night

6.30am: Water boat cast off

0.35pm: Weighed starboard anchor

3.35pm: Rear Admiral came aboard

3.50pm: Liberty men went ashore

4.15pm: Rear Admiral left ship

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20 August 1915

Northern Base

Lat 60.385, Long -1.359

2.15pm: Liberty men left ship

5.30pm: Engineer’s stores came aboard; hands employed taking in stores

7.10pm: All liberty men returned on board

11.15pm: Mail came aboard

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21 August 1915

Northern Base to sea

Lat 60.385, Long -1.359

8.45am: Water boat alongside with 45 tons boiler water

10.00am: HMS Duke of Cornwall sailed; hands employed taking in stores

1.40pm: Drifter Daffodil alongside with stores

2.30pm: Water boat Bordenglen alongside with water

3.15pm: Water boat Hibernia alongside with water

5.00pm: Water boat Bordenglen left

5.35pm: Norham Castle alongside; transferred armed guards for HMSs Arlanza and Ebro to Digby

6.20pm: Water boat Hibernia left

8.40pm: Armed guard of HMS Teutonic came aboard

9.00pm: Heaving up anchor

9.16pm: Anchor aweigh and proceeded, Navigator in charge

9.50pm: Passed boom defence

10.05pm: Muckle Flugga Light bearing N

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22 August 1915

At sea

Lat 62.98, Long -3.38

8.00am: 62 13N, 2 57W

8.00pm: 63 8N, 5 28W

8.17pm: Observed SS bearing NWxN

8.20pm: Challenged; reply HMS Cedric

8.44pm: Stopped; Cedric’s boat alongside [8.50pm]; boat left [9.00pm]

9.05pm: Proceeded

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23 August 1915

At sea

Lat 64.08, Long -3.92

8.00am: 64 17N, 3 40W

8.00pm: 62 50N, 5 52W

9.40am: Observed SS bearing S5E

9.45am: Challenged HMS Ebro; reply correct

10.15am: Stopped and transferred Ebro’s armed guards; proceeded [10.30am]

10.40am: Observed SS bearing E

10.46am: Challenged; reply correct, HMS Otway

11.15am: Stopped and transferred armed guards for HMSs Arlanza and Orcoma to Otway

11.55am: Proceeded; Ebro taking station ½ mile on port beam

1.00pm: Ebro proceeded in execution of previous orders

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24 August 1915

At sea

Lat 62.68, Long -5.95

8.00am: 63 20N, 6 0W

8.00pm: 62 40N, 6 0W

7.45pm: Observed land S40W

7.55pm: Fuglö bearing S32W

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25 August 1915

At sea

Lat 62.65, Long -6.12

8.00am: 63 20N, 6 0W

8.00pm: 62 40N, 6 0W

9.45am: Divisions and prayers

0.40pm: Observed land bearing S60W

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26 August 1915

At sea

Lat 62.75, Long -5.94

8.00am: 63 18N, 5 50W

8.00pm: 62 35 30N, 5 58W

7.15am: Observed SS bearing N50W

7.22am: Observed SS (two funnels) bearing N55W

7.40am: Challenged; reply correct, HMSs Cedric and Ebro

9.20am: Ebro passed ahead 1½ miles

7.30pm: Observed land bearing SW

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27 August 1915

At sea

Lat 62.81, Long -6.00

8.00am: 63 19 30N, 6 0W

8.00pm: 62 41N, 6 5W

3.35am: Observed land bearing S42W

7.15am: Thick fog

10.00am: Stopped for engine room repairs; proceeded [11.02am]

0.20pm: Observed land bearing SW½S

2.55pm: Observed SS bearing NNE

3.15pm: Stopped and examined Norwegian SS Thore Hafte

3.50pm: Proceeded W; ordered SS to follow

6.00pm: Allowed SS Thore Haft to proceed

7.45pm: Observed land bearing SSW

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28 August 1915

At sea

Lat 62.68, Long -6.13

8.00am: 63 13N, 6 0 30W

8.00pm: 62 40N, 6 0W

3.55am: Observed land bearing S30W

10.20am: Observed land bearing SbyW

11.37pm: Reduced to 50 revolutions; engines racing badly

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29 August 1915

At sea

Lat 63.29, Long -6.00

8.00am: 63 15N, 5 57W

8.00pm: 63 34N, 6 19W

8.30am: Hove to, ship’s head N

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30 August 1915

At sea

Lat 62.75, Long -6.33

8.00am: 63 13N, 6 29W

8.00pm: 62 40N, 6 6W

4.08am: Set course S17W

1.25pm: Observed land bearing S27W

1.45pm: Bispen bore S29W; Nordberg [Norðbergseiði] bore S41W

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31 August 1915

Lat 62.53, Long -5.68

8.00am: 63 20N, 6 0W

8.00pm: 63 17N, 6 1W

11.45am: Observed Bispen S74W

6.50pm: Observed SS bearing NxE½E

7.00pm: Challenged; reply correct, HMS Ebro

7.20pm: Stop; first cutter to Ebro

7.40pm: Cutter returned and hoisted

7.52pm: Proceeded

8.03pm: Observed SS bearing N28E

8.20pm: Challenged; reply correct, HMS Cedric

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1 September 1915

At sea

Lat 62.62, Long -6.20

8.00am: 63 20N, 6 0W

8.00pm: 62 57N, 6 5W

Midnight: Altered course W (2-point zigzag every 10 minutes)

1.20am: Observed light bearing WxS, 4 miles

1.25am: Altered course WxS to close

1.44am: Stopped and boarded Danish auxiliary fishing smack Hilmar

2.59am: Boat returned

3.15am: Proceeded SSW, 50 revolutions (2-point zigzag every 10 minutes)

3.40am: Altered course ESE to close fishing smack (boarding position 63 6N, 6 7W

4.00am: Altered course SSW (2-point zigzag every 10 minutes), 78 revolutions; CTO S&WBC

4.10am: Altered course S67W (2-point zigzag every 10 minutes

4.45am: Observed Bispen bearing S36W

5.00am: Altered course N22E (2-point zigzag every 10 minutes) and reduced to 69 revolutions

7.30am: CTO S&WBC

8.00am: Altered course S32W (3-point zigzag every 10 minutes), 69 revolutions

8.30am: CTO S&WBC

9.45am: Divisions and prayers

11.50am: Observed Bispen bearing S27W

Noon: CTO S&WBC; altered course N22E (3-point zigzag every 10 minutes), 75 revolutions

Ship’s company paid monthly money

4.00pm: Evening quarters; CTO S&WBC

4.10pm: Observed SS bearing ExS, 9 miles

4.15pm: Altered course ESE to close

4.25pm: Challenged; reply correct, HMS Teutonic

4.40pm: Various courses and speeds

4.50pm: Teutonic’s boat alongside; discharged armed guard to Teutonic

5.05pm: Proceeded S32W, 78 revolutions

6.00pm: CTO S&WBC

8.00pm: CTO S&WBC

8.30pm: Altered course N15E (3-point zigzag every 10 minutes), 78 revolutions

Exercised guns crews

Mustered sea boats crew

10.50pm: Engine room reports hot bearing; reduced to 50 revolutions

11.20pm: Increased to 60 revolutions; steady course N15E

Midnight: Altered course S25W (2-point zigzag every 10 minutes, 60 revolutions; CTO S&WBC

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2 September 1915

At sea

Lat 62.71, Long -6.11

8.00am: 63 12N, 6 8W

8.00pm: 61 50N, 8 40W

3.45am: Sounding [throughout day]

3.55am: Observed Bispen bearing S28W

3.15pm: Observed smoke of steamer bearing S50W

5.15pm: Observed steam trawler bearing SxW

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3 September 1915

At sea

Lat 59.35, Long -11.43

8.00am: 59 31N, 11 8W

8.00pm: 57 57N, 11 41W

8.40am: Observed SS bearing SW

9.23am: Altered course S77W to close USA SS Genesee

10.10am: Stopped; boarded SS; circling at various speeds

0.30pm: Stopped; first cutter returned and hoisted; SS Genesee proceeding

0.40pm: Proceeded

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4 September 1915

At sea

Lat 56.25, Long -9.05

4.00am: Extra lookouts posted

6.10am: Observed sailing ship bearing SxE

11.00am: Magazine flooding arrangements tested; all correct

3.30pm: Observed trawlers bearing S5W

3.50pm: Observed SS hull down bearing S56E

6.10pm: Oversay Light bearing S67E; Inishtrahull S58W

7.55am: Observed Mull of Cantyre Light S52E

10.13am: Mull of Cantyre abeam

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5 September 1915

At sea to Glasgow

Lat 55.862, Long -4.297

0.45am: Pladda Light abeam

2.15am: Courses various for passing Cumbraes

3.00am: Passed Toward Point; switched on navigation lights

3.35am: Passed boom defence

3.50am: Passed examination vessel and pilot boarded

5.00am: Proceeding up River Clyde in thick fog, speed to pilot’s orders

5.50am: Made fast head tug off Dalmuir

6.15am: After tug made fast; fog cleared

7.05am: Entering Queen’s Dock

7.40am: All fast alongside no 32 berth

10.00am: Mails came aboard

6.10pm: Gracie AB returned on board from HMS Patia

6.30pm: One rating for HMS Mantua came aboard from HMS Ambrose

9.00pm: Corporal Tatlow RMLI left ship for RN Barracks Chatham

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6 September 1915

Glasgow [Queen’s Dock]

Lat 55.862, Long -4.297

5.40am: Leaving berth 32 for coaling berth

6.30am: Made fast alongside coaling berth

6.40am: Commenced coaling

10.00am: HMS Ambrose left dock

10.30am: Assistant Paymaster Stoy RNR joined ship

7.15pm: Finished coaling

8.30pm: Commenced to shift ship

9.25pm: All fast alongside no 32 berth

10.15pm: One rating left hospital for RN Hospital Chatham

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7 September 1915


Lat 55.862, Long -4.297

0.10pm: Commenced to shift ship

1.05pm: All fast alongside no 29 berth, Queen’s Dock

6.20pm: Assistant Paymaster Garner RNR left ship for HMS Victory

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8 September 1915


Lat 55.862, Long -4.297

8.00am: Sub Lieutenant Shadforth RNR joined ship

Hands employed painting ship

9.00am: 6-inch and 6-pounder ammunition went ashore for examination

10.20am: Commander AG Warren RN joined ship

10.50am: 1 Sick Berth Rating, 1 Writer, 1 Officer’s Servant, 1 AB RNR & 13 boys joined ship from HMS Pembroke

11.35am: Chief Engineer’s & Paymaster’s stores came aboard

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9 September 1915


Lat 55.862, Long -4.297

Hands painting ship

4.55pm: Liberty men went ashore

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10 September 1915


Lat 55.862, Long -4.297

Hands painting ship and taking in stores

4.30pm: Draft of Ordinary Seamen discharged to Chatham

5.30pm: Two ratings discharged to HMS Crystal Palace

8.07pm: Lieutenant H Lincoln RNR left ship

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11 September 1915


Lat 55.862, Long -4.297

Hands cleaning ship

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12 September 1915


Lat 55.862, Long -4.297

10.30am: Church party (eight ratings) went ashore

0.35pm: Church party returned

1.00pm: Liberty men went ashore

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13 September 1915


Lat 55.862, Long -4.297

10.00am: Three Seamen joined ship from Chatham

3.00pm: Commenced shifting ship

4.00pm: All fast alongside no 11 berth

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14 September 1915

Glasgow to sea

Lat 55.862, Long -4.297

2.00pm: Two firemen joined ship

2.10pm: Two RNR Seamen discharged to Chatham

2.16pm: Three firemen joined ship

2.55pm: Tugs made fast fore and aft; let go fore and aft and proceeded out of dock and down River Clyde

3.20pm: Let go head tug

4.45pm: Passed Dumbarton Rock

5.30pm: Let go after tug

5.50pm: Dropped pilot

6.00pm: Passed boom defence

6.24pm: Passed Toward Point

7.04pm: Little Cumbrae Light abeam

9.05pm: Pladda Light abeam

10.30pm: Sanda Light abeam

11.35pm: Mull of Cantyre abeam

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15 September 1915

At sea

Lat 56.35, Long -9.28

8.00am: 56 12N, 7 14W

8.00pm: 57 12N, 11 0W

0.20am: Observed Otter Rock Light bearing N14W

0.58am: Passed SS without lights steering in opposite direction

2.50am: Inishtrahull bearing N85W

6.45am: Observed SS bearing S40W

7.00am: Observed SS bearing S80W

4.00pm: Evening quarters; read warrant no 5

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16 September 1915

At sea

Lat 59.12, Long -13.03

8.00am: 58 40N, 13 20W

8.00pm: 59 13N, 12 14W

3.00am: Observed SS bearing NW ½ W

2.20pm: Observed HMS Otway bearing N65E; challenged; reply received, HMS Otway

3.00pm: Courses various closing Otway

3.32pm: Stopped; Otway’s boat alongside

3.45am: Boat left; proceeded [3.50am]

5.20pm: Observed sailing vessel bearing N53W

6.14pm: Stopped; boarded auxiliary sailing vessel Ivigtut, Danish

7.30pm: Otway challenged; replied, correct

9.00pm: Ivigtut proceeded to Kirkwall with armed guard in charge of Sub Lieutenant Young RNR

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17 September 1915

At sea

Lat 59.90, Long -12.13

8.00am: 59 16N, 11 41W

8.00pm: 59 54N, 12 4W

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18 September 1915

At sea

Lat 59.88, Long -12.00

8.00am: 59 16N, 11 41W

8.00pm: 59 51N, 12 7W

1.40pm: Observed SS bearing N80W; vessel proved SS Oscar II, Danish*

2.30pm: Keeping station one mile on Oscar II’s starboard beam

5.10pm: Ordered Oscar II to proceed to Kirkwall

9.25pm: Challenged by HMS Orotava; replied, correct

[* This was either the British Oscar II, 1906-1942, or a mis-identified vessel; the Danish Oscar II sank on 3 July 1915 (see the entry in this log for that date)]

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19 September 1915

At sea

Lat 59.75, Long -12.03

8.00am: 59 33N, 11 53W

8.00pm: 59 33N, 11 46W

10.40am: Observed SS bearing N20W; challenged; reply correct, HMS Orotava

1.00pm: Courses and speeds various keeping station on Orotava

6.42pm: Stopped and boarded with armed guard SS Ringhorn

7.45pm: SS Ringhorn proceeded to Kirkwall with armed guard in charge of Lieutenant GC Taylor

8.10pm: Proceeded

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20 September 1915

At sea

Lat 60.05, Long -11.50

8.00am: 59 16N, 11 40W

8.00pm: 59 53N, 12 10W

9.55am: Observed SS bearing W; challenged; reply HMS Cedric

10.20am: Stop; Cedric’s boat alongside; boat left [10.30am]

4.00pm to 4.20pm: Swinging ship for deviation

4.20pm: Stopped to fit new bottom line

4.35pm: Proceeded

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21 September 1915

At sea

Lat 59.90, Long -12.13

8.00am: 59 16N, 11 40W

8.00pm: 59 51N, 12 6W

5.30am: Commenced 2-point zigzag every 10 minutes

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22 September 1915

At sea

Lat 59.90, Long -12.13

8.00am: 59 16N, 11 40W

8.00pm: 59 51N, 12 8W

5.30pm: Fore bridge telemotor broke down; steering from after control; stopped zigzagging

6.00pm: Steering gear repaired; proceeded

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23 September 1915

At sea

Lat 59.60, Long -11.92

8.00am: 58 58N, 11 28W

8.00pm: 59 27N, 11 35W

4.25am: Thick fog

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24 September 1915

At sea

Lat 59.58, Long -11.94

8.00am: 58 58N, 11 28W

8.00pm: 59 37N, 11 29W

8.20am: Observed SS bearing SSW; challenged; reply correct, HMS Cedric

0.30pm: Observed SS bearing S26E; challenged; reply correct, HMS Changuinola

7.05pm: Observed SS bearing N54E

7.44pm: Intercepted SS Helsingborg with armed guard in charge of Sub Lieutenant Lycett RNR of HMS Mantua

7.51pm: Proceeded

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25 September 1915

At sea

Lat 59.59, Long -11.87

8.00am: 58 58N, 11 28W

8.00pm: 59 37N, 11 52W

7.15pm: Observed SS bearing N15W without lights

7.20pm: Challenged; reply correct, HMS Ambrose

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26 September 1915

At sea

Lat 60.77, Long -13.02

8.00am: 60 14N, 12 24W

8.00pm: 60 54N, 12 54W

1.18pm: Observed SS bearing S; challenged; reply correct, HMS Andes

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27 September 1915

At sea

Lat 60.77, Long -13.12

8.00am: 60 14N, 12 24W

8.00pm: 60 54N, 12 54W

9.45am: Divisions and prayers

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28 September 1915

At sea

Lat 60.37, Long -12.70

8.00am: 60 14N, 12 24W

8.00pm: 61 24N, 11 0W

8.35am: Observed sailing ship bearing N73W

9.28am: Stopped; boarded Danish barquentine Cornwall

10.05am: Cutter returned; Cornwall proceeded; challenged stranger bearing N70W; reply correct, HMS Mantua

10.40am: Cutter to Mantua

10.50am: Cutter returned with one stoker rating

11.52pm: Stopped for engineer’s repairs

Midnight: Proceeded

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29 September 1915

At sea

Lat 62.97, Long -6.45

8.00am: 62 52N, 8 15W

8.00pm: 61 38N, 3 34W

7.40am: Observed point of land bearing S10W

pm: Hands paid monthly money

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30 September 1915

At sea to Northern Base [Busta Voe]

Lat 60.385, Long -1.359

3.55am: Observed fixed white light bearing S61E

4.50am: Observed Hillswick [Hillside in log] Light bearing S15E and Murbie Stacks Light bearing S55E

7.19am: Passed boom defences

7.41am: Let go starboard anchor in 15 fathoms water with 55 fathoms calbe

7.51am: Let go port anchor with 30 fathoms cable

8.15am: SS Cairnross came alongside starboard side

8.20am: HMS Duke of Cornwall came in and anchored

9.15am: SS Norton came alongside port side

9.40am: Mails came aboard

10.00am: Commenced coaling

10.15am: Armed guard returned in charge of Lieutenant GC Taylor

11.15am: Duke of Cornwall proceeded to sea

6.20pm: HMS Columbella proceeded to sea

6.45pm: Ceased coaling for night with 474 tons in

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1 October 1915

Northern Base

Lat 60.385, Long -1.359

6.45am: Coaling party arrived from HMS Gibraltar

7.15am: Commenced coaling

Noon: Ceased coaling for dinner

0.45pm: Resumed coaling

9.00am: Water boat Flying Breeze came alongside

1.30pm: Finished coaling; 800 tons on board

1.55pm: Gibraltar’s coaling party left ship

2.20pm: SS Norton let go; SS Cairnross let go [2.45pm]

Hands replacing coaling gear

4.45pm: Water boat Flying Breeze left

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2 October 1915

Northern Base

Lat 60.385, Long -1.359

4.50pm: Water boat came alongside

6.00pm: Water boat Flying Breeze left

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3 October 1915

Northern Base

Lat 60.385, Long -1.359

8.00pm: 60 31 N, 1 54W

9.30am: Weighed port anchor

3.20pm: Armed guard of HMS Columbella came aboard; mail came aboard

5.50pm: Hove short

6.00pm: Starboard anchor aweigh; proceeded towards boom defence

6.35pm: Murbie Stacks Light abeam; set course N37E

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4 October 1915

At sea

Lat 62.42, Long -5.45

8.00am: 62 10N, 3 58W

8.00pm: 62 41N, 8 15W

7.00am: Observed schooner bearing NWxN

7.25am: Stopped and boarded Danish schooner Doris

8.00am: Cutter returned; schooner proceeded

8.15am: Proceeded

2.30pm: Fuglö bore S62E

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5 October 1915

At sea

Lat 62.59, Long -13.87

8.00am: 62 41N, 13 2W

8.00pm: 63 0N, 14 30W

11.25am: Stopped

0.35pm: Proceeded

2.55pm: Observed HMS Columbella bearing NE

3.09pm: Stopped; Columbella’s boat alongside

3.20pm: Boat left with armed guard

3.25pm: Proceeded

4.10pm: Courses and speeds as required for keeping station on Columbella

7.30pm: Stopped

8.26pm: Proceeded

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6 October 1915

At sea

Lat 61.00, Long -11.83

8.00am: 61 44N, 11 30W

8.00pm: 60 45N, 13 23W

9.45am: Divisions and prayers

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7 October 1915

At sea

Lat 60.60, Long -13.43

8.00am: 60 2N, 12 51W

8.00pm: 60 33N, 13 10W

9.45am: Divisions and prayers; hands variously employed

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8 October 1915

At sea

Lat 60.27, Long -13.00

8.00am: 60 2N, 12 51W

8.00pm: 60 33N, 13 10W

9.45am: Divisions and prayers; hands variously employed

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9 October 1915

At sea

Lat 60.00, Long -12.80

8.00am: 60 2N, 12 51W

8.00pm: 60 33N, 13 10W

11.00am: Observed HMS Cedric bearing SSW; observed HMS Otway bearing SSE

11.40am: Stopped; first cutter to Otway

Noon: Cutter returned; proceeded

1.55pm: Observed SS bearing N15W

2.00pm: Challenged; reply HMS Alsatian

2.31pm: Stopped; cutter away with Captain to Admiral

3.00pm: Cutter returned; proceeded [3.15pm]

6.00pm: Observed SS hull down bearing N48W; proved HMS Alsatian

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10 October 1915

At sea

Lat 60.73, Long -13.17

8.00am: 60 2N, 12 51W

8.00pm: 60 45N, 13 10W

10.00am: Divisions and prayers

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11 October 1915

At sea

Lat 60.75, Long -13.17

8.00am: 60 8N, 12 36W

8.00pm: 60 45N, 13 10W

9.45am: Divisions and prayers; exercised general quarters

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12 October 1915

At sea

Lat 60.78, Long -13.13

8.00am: 60 45N, 13 10W

8.00pm: 60 45N, 13 10W

3.30am: Switched on navigation lights; switched off [3.40am]

10.43pm: Fore bridge steering gear broke down; shifted to aft gear

11.05pm: Fore bridge gear repairs; resumed course and speed

11.50pm: Observed SS bearing S50W

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13 October 1915

At sea

Lat 60.75, Long -13.17

8.00am: 60 8N, 12 36W

8.00pm: 60 25N, 12 40W

0.15am: Courses and speeds as required intercepting Norwegian SS Skogland

2.30am: Keeping station on Skogland

6.56am: Stopped; first cutter away with armed guard, Sub Lieutenant Shadforth in charge

7.30am: Skogland proceeding to Lerwick

7.40am: Proceeded

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14 October 1915

At sea

Lat 60.23, Long -12.92

8.00am: 60 45N, 13 14W

8.00pm: 60 45N, 13 20W

11.20am: Observed HMS Otway bearing SWxW

11.45am: Otway altered course S

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15 October 1915

At sea

Lat 60.58, Long -13.28

8.00am: 60 10N, 12 36W

8.00pm: 60 45N, 13 10W

11.25am: Observed SS bearing S9E

11.30am: Challenged; reply correct, HMS Patuca

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16 October 1915

At sea

Lat 60.38, Long -13.07

8.00am: 60 8N, 12 36W

8.00pm: 60 18N, 13 0W

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17 October 1915

At sea

Lat 60.45, Long -13.07

8.00am: 59 48N, 12 36W

8.00pm: 60 2N, 12 46W

11.55am: Observed SS bearing N5E

0.02pm: Challenged; reply correct, HMS Orotava

3.15pm: Observed SS bearing N80E

4.00pm: Stopped

4.20pm: Second cutter away with armed guard in charge of Lieutenant Landor to Danish ship Johans Jensen

4.40pm: SS proceeded to Lerwick

4.47pm: Proceeded

8.30pm: Observed SS bearing SSW

9.15pm: Fired 6-pounder blank and stopped

9.25pm: Boarded Norwegian SS Norwegia

10.45pm: SS allowed to proceed

11.00pm: Proceeded

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18 October 1915

At sea

Lat 59.79, Long -12.72

8.00am: 59 12N, 12 10W

8.00pm: 59 48N, 12 36W

10.30am: Stopped for engine room defects

11.26am: Proceeded

0.40pm: Observed SS bearing SE; challenged; reply correct, HMS Changuinola

10.00pm: Observed SS bearing SxE

10.25pm: Ship proved Norwegian SS Activ previously boarded; resumed course

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19 October 1915

At sea

Lat 59.77, Long -12.58

8.00am: 59 40N, 12 30W

8.00pm: 59 43N, 12 18W

8.15am: Stopped; second cutter to HMS Ebro

8.40am: Boat returned with one stoker rating; proceeded [8.45am]

11.10am: Challenged by HMS Orotava; replied

11.20am: Observed sailing ship bearing N25W

11.50am: Ship proved barque Anto [?] previously boarded by HMS Otway

1.20pm: Observed SS steering W

2.20pm: Ship proved Danish Frederik VIII (previously boarded)

11.20pm: Observed SS bearing S30W

11.35pm: Stop; ship proved Norwegian Uller

11.59pm: Second cutter away with armed guard in charge of Sub Lieutenant WC Taylor RNR

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20 October 1915

At sea

Lat 59.60, Long -12.05

8.00am: 59 58N, 12 42W

8.00pm: 60 21N, 13 2W

0.50am: Boat returned; Uller proceeded to Kirkwall

0.57am: Set course N2E

9.50am: Observed SS bearing S80E

10.10am: Challenged; reply correct, HMS Virginian

10.47am: Stop; Virginian’s boat alongside with armed guard in charge of Sub Lieutenant Stradforth

11.10am: Proceeded

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21 October 1915

At sea

Lat 59.83, Long -12.52

8.00am: 59 44N, 12 32W

8.00pm: 60 21N, 13 2W

9.45am: Divisions and prayers; hands employed as required

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22 October 1915

At sea

Lat 60.53, Long -12.85

8.00am: 59 44N, 12 32W

8.00pm: 60 15N, 12 48W

3.35am: SS bearing SE; challenged; reply correct, HMS Changuinola

7.10am: Observed Changuinola on port quarter

7.10pm: Stopped; boarded Norwegian SS Plentingen

8.20pm: Ship proceeded to Kirkwall with armed guard in charge of Midshipman Newton

8.35pm: Proceeded

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23 October 1915

At sea

Lat 60.50, Long -13.13

8.00am: 59 44N, 12 32W

8.00pm: 60 22N, 13 0W

9.43am: Turned in second cutter for repairs

1.40pm: Observed SS bearing N67E hull down

1.43pm: Challenged; reply correct, HMS Orcoma

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24 October 1915

At sea

Lat 60.15, Long -12.83

8.00am: 59 48N, 12 26W

8.00pm: 60 22N, 13 4W

7.30am: Observed SS bearing S50E

8.00am: Stopped; boarded SS Stafjeld

8.42am: Observed HMS Changuinola bearing NxW; challenged, reply correct

9.20am: SS proceeded to Kirkwall with armed guard in charge of Lieutenant Robbins

9.25am: Proceeded

10.00am: Observed SS bearing SWxS; challenged; reply correct, HMS Hildebrand

3.20pm: Observed SS bearing S½E

4.20pm: Stopped and boarded Danish SS Rosenborg 59 38N

5.05pm: Boat returned for Staff Surgeon

5.40pm: SS proceeded to Kirkwall with armed guard in charge of Sub Lieutenant Shadforth

5.43pm: Staff Surgeon returned

5.50pm: Proceeded

8.10pm: Observed sailing ship bearing S80E

8.45pm: Stopped; boarded Danish barquentine Clinkerstine [?]

9.38pm: Ship allowed to proceed

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25 October 1915

At sea

Lat 60.35, Long -12.93

8.00am: 59 48N, 12 26W

8.00pm: 60 32N, 12 26W

3.10am: Observed sailing ship bearing NNW

3.20pm: Vessel proved [Danish] barquentine Maracaibo with armed guard from HMS Orotava

5.20pm: Passed barquentine Maracaibo

0.10pm: Challenged HMS Changuinola

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26 October 1915

At sea

Lat 60.62, Long -13.20

8.00am: 60 14N, 12 12W

8.00pm: 59 45N, 10 45W

8.00am: Observed SS bearing NNW; challenged; reply correct, HMS Alsatian

8.45am: Observed HMS Otway bearing NExE

9.25am: Observed HMS Ebro bearing NE

9.55am: Stopped; second cutter to Alsatian

10.25am: Second cutter returned with ratings for HMS Teutonic

10.40am: Otway’s boat alongside with armed guard from HMS Virginian

10.45am: Proceeded

11.30am: Stopped to repair engine room defects

0.10pm: Proceeded

3.40pm: Challenged HMS Changuinola; reply correct

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27 October 1915

At sea

Lat 58.63, Long -11.03

8.00am: 58 38N, 11 0W

8.00pm: 57 37N, 10 14W

9.45am: Divisions and prayers

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28 October 1915

At sea

Lat 56.30, Long -7.70

8.00am: 57 0N, 8 25W

9.00am: Observed land S61E

9.50am: Barra Head abeam

11.30am: Observed SS bearing SExE

0.25pm: Skerry Vore abeam

1.07pm: Stopped (hot bearing in engine room)

1.15pm: Proceeded

1.35pm: Observed Isle of Islay bearing S37E

1.40pm: SS bearing S10E hull down

2.15pm: Passed Swedish SS Valkyrian

3.15pm: Observed Oversay Light bearing S60E

7.44pm: Mull of Cantyre Light abeam

8.22pm: Sanda Light abeam

9.30pm: Ailsa Craig Light abeam

9.50pm: Pladda Light abeam

11.25pm: Little Cumbrae Light abeam

11.50pm: Stopped; signalled Toward Point

11.55pm: Proceeded

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29 October 1915

Firth of Clyde [to Queen’s Dock, Glasgow]

Lat 55.862, Long -4.297

0.45am: Passed boom defence

1.00am: Stopped; pilot boarded; proceeded

1.20am: Stopped; let go starboard anchor in 15 fathoms water, 50 fathoms cable; repairing steering gear

2.10am: Tugs made fast fore and aft

2.20am: Anchors aweigh; proceeded up River Clyde to pilot’s orders

3.05am: Passed Dumbarton

3.22am: Passed Bowling

4.50am: Entering Queen’s Dock gates

5.30am: All fast alongside no 30 berth

9.15am: HMS Virginian’s armed guard left ship

9.30am: Mails came aboard

10.30am: Four armed guards returned (four officers, 16 ratings)

10.35am: Two wireless ratings, one signalman and one private RMLI joined ship

1.30pm: Commenced shifting ship

2.40pm: All fast alongside coaling berth

3.10pm: Commenced coaling

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30 October 1915


Lat 55.862, Long -4.297

9.25am: Four ratings left ship (two for HMS Oratava and two for RN Hospital Chatham)

Noon: Fire observed in berths nos 11,12 and 13 Queen’s Dock; Royal Marine Guard landed

0.15pm: Cleared lower deck; all hands sent to render assistance

1.40pm: Royal Marine Guard returned

2.55pm: Hands returned to ship

6.45pm: One rating discharged to shore

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31 October 1915


Lat 55.864, Long -4.303

2.00am: Pilot came aboard

5.00am: Finished coaling

5.10am: Tugs alongside

5.45am: Left coaling berth

7.15am: All fast alongside no 5 berth, Yorkhill

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1 November 1915


Lat 55.864, Long -4.303

Hands employed taking in stores and painting funnel

Ammunition received, also 1 6" breech screw, 1 Vickers range clock

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2 November 1915


Lat 55.864, Long -4.303

11.00am: Shifted ship one berth astern

Noon: Ship all fast

1.40pm: One fireman discharged to shore

2.05pm: One steward discharged to shore

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3 November 1915


Lat 55.864, Long -4.303

am: Four ratings joined from Chatham

2.00pm: One steward discharged ashore

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4 November 1915


Lat 55.864, Long -4.303

10.30am: Shifting ship to no 5 berth

1.00pm: 10 ratings for HMS Mantua left ship; hands taking in ammunition

2.40pm: Two firemen joined ship from shore

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5 November 1915


Lat 55.864, Long -4.303

Hands employed taking in stores

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6 November 1915


Lat 55.864, Long -4.303

Hands getting in stores and painting flats

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7 November 1915


Lat 55.864, Long -4.303

10.30am: Church parties landed

0.30pm: Church parties returned

2.05pm: One Cook left ship for HMS Patia

9.30pm: Discharged 1 Signalman RNVR to HMS Eagle

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8 November 1915


Lat 55.864, Long -4.303

9.00pm: Two ratings discharged to RN Barracks Chatham; one rating to HMS Iron Duke

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9 November 1915


Lat 55.858, Long -4.285

8.55am: Tugs fast; commenced shifting ship

11.00am: All fast alongside Finnieston Quay

4.40pm: Left Finnieston Quay

5.10pm: Made fast alongside Yorkhill Quay

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10 November 1915


Lat 55.864, Long -4.303

Hands painting and refitting mainmast

4.30pm: Issue of soap and tobacco

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11 November 1915


Lat 55.864, Long -4.303

10.45am: One AB joined ship from Chatham

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12 November 1915


Lat 55.864, Long -4.303

9.00am: One rating discharged to Chatham

Hands painting and taking in stores

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13 November 1915

Glasgow to sea

Lat 55.864, Long -4.303

0.30pm: Pilot embarked

0.50pm: Singling up; tugs made fast fore and aft

1.05pm: Let go and proceeded down River Clyde

1.15pm: Let go head tug

2.20pm: Passed Bowling

2.40pm: Passed Dumbarton Rock

3.25pm: Passing Greenock

3.30pm: Let go aft tug and discharged pilot

3.47pm: Stopped for engine room repairs

4.00pm: Proceeded

4.20pm: Passed boom defence

4.05pm: Challenged by Toward Point; replied

5.27pm: Passed Little Cumbrae

7.05pm: Pladda Light abeam

8.00pm: Ailsa Craig abeam

9.00pm: Corsewall Point abeam

10.55pm: Observed Mull of Galloway Light S56E

11.20pm: Mull of Galloway abeam

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14 November 1915

At sea

Lat 51.8, Long -6.0


1.55am: Chicken Rock abeam

6.15am: Observed Codling Island bearing N85W

6.45am: Wicklow Head bearing N72W

11.56am: Challenged destroyer; proved HMS Liberty

0.15pm: Liberty & HMS Hope keeping station on either bow

0.30pm: Smalls Light abeam

7.00pm: TBDs Liberty and Hope took station astern

7.50pm: Seven Stones Light abeam

8.40pm: Wolf Rock Light abeam

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15 November 1915

At sea to Devonport

Lat 50.370, Long -4.186

3.55am: Challenged TB Amazon

4.05am: Eddystone Light abeam

5.35am: Let go port anchor, 20 fathoms cable in 6 fathoms water

6.45am: Anchor aweigh

6.50am: Proceeded to berth

7.45am: All fast alongside nos 2 and 3 jetties, South Yard [Devonport]

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16 November 1915


Lat 50.370, Long -4.186

Hands painting and refitting ship

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17 November 1915


Lat 50.370, Long -4.186

9.45am: NO boat alongside with one box 6-pounder practice and one box 6-pounder blank

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18 November 1915


Lat 50.370, Long -4.186

Hands cleaning out boats and refitting as required

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19 November 1915


Lat 50.370, Long -4.186

10.00am: Shifted ship to no 1 jetty

10.15am: All fast alongside; men on draft for depot medically examined

pm: Hands on draft to pack bags

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20 November 1915


Lat 50.370, Long -4.186

4.30am: Called all hands

5.00am: Men on draft to RN Depot to breakfast and clean and remainder of hands up baggage

5.50am: Tug came alongside for men on draft

6.30am: Tug left ship with draft

2.10pm: Merchant Service ratings left ship

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21 November 1915


Lat 50.370, Long -4.186

6.00am: Hands called

8.00am: Breakfast; hands to clean into no 3s

9.40am: Roman Catholic church party landed [returned at 11.15am]

9.55am: Wesleyans landed [returned at 11.55am]

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22 November 1915

Devonport to Brest

Lat 50.370, Long -4.186

9.00am: Prisoner sent on shore: detention warrant no 6

4.30pm: Tugs made fast fore and aft

4.35am: Pilot boarded; stand by

4.45pm: Let go from jetty and proceeded. HMS Martin escorting

5.15pm: Darkened ship

5.40pm: Discharged pilot

5.50pm: Passed Breakwater Light

6.32pm: Eddystone Light abeam

10.35pm: Challenged by HMS Liberty; replied

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23 November 1915

Devonport to Brest

Lat 48.38, Long -4.48

3.27am: Ushant Light abeam

4.10am: Dismissed HMSs Liberty and Martin

8.25am: Stopped; awaiting examination steamer

8.50am: Proceeded; courses and speeds to pilot’s orders

10.25am: Off harbour entrance; boarded by Examination Officer

10.50am: Proceeded into harbour; dockyard hands in charge

0.25pm: Alongside no 3 jetty

1.00pm: Hands engaged mooring ship

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24 November 1915


Lat 48.38, Long -4.48

Midnight: Ship transferred to French government

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