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Armed Merchant Cruiser, hired merchantman

Pendant No. M.75 (on coming into service). Built 1910, 3,326grt, 17kts, owned by Wilson Line. Armament: 4-6in, 2-6pdr. In service 19.11.14. Of over 60 commissioned AMC's employed on patrol and later convoy protection, 33 served with 10th CS on Northern Patrol. Released back to mercantile service 18.7.15. Captured 26.7.16 by Germans, restored 16.1.19. (British Warships 1914-1919)

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Notes:

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

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THE VOYAGES OF HMS ESKIMO 1914-1915
(More detailed plots follow in the text)

JP map overview

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

THE VOYAGES OF HMS ESKIMO
Operations in UK waters

JP map Eskimo UK waters

LOGS BOOK DECEMBER 1914



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9 December 1914

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

9.00am Ship Commissioned by Commander C W Trousdale RN


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10 December 1914

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0


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11 December 1914

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0


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12 December 1914

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0


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13 December 1914

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0


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14 December 1914

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am Coaling barges alongside, received 100 tons of coal

11.50am Discharged 1 A.B. to hospital


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15 December 1914

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

9.10am HMS Alsatian out of dock


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16 December 1914

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

6.46am Weighed and proceeded down the Mersey

2.00pm Anchored


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17 December 1914

Liverpool, anchored

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.20am Hospital Ship Soudan arrived

9.40am HMS Hildebrand out

10.50am HMS Ambrose out

11.25am HMS Caribbean anchored


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18 December 1914

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

1.25am SS Kerrimore drifted across bow, striking port bow a glancing bow with her star'bd side and drifting along portside, carrying away portion of teak rail.

9.50am HMS Caribbean sailed

6.07pm HMS Hildebrand sailed


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19 December 1914

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

10.30pm Water tender Skirmisher made fast alongside and commenced supplying water


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20 December 1914

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

6.25am Water boat Skirmisher came alongside


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21 December 1914

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

5.00am Coal lighters came alongside

2.45pm Finished coaling 70 tons

3.30pm Coal barges left


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22 December 1914

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am Thick fog

5.30pm One rating rejoined ship from hospital


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23 December 1914

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

3.00am Fog lifted

8.30pm Weighed

8.40pm Course & speed as required for leaving harbour.

10.00 Stopped & discharged Pilot to tender Waterloo


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24 December 1914

From Liverpool, at sea

Lat 56.4, Long -6.4

8.50am Patrol Ceresia alongside


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25 December 1914

From Liverpool, at sea

Lat 55.2, Long -9.1

5.00pm Foggy, lookouts doubled


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26 December 1914

From Liverpool, at sea

Lat 58.5, Long -6.4

3.50pm Commenced to zig zag 20 degrees each way on 10 minutes


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27 December 1914

From Liverpool, at sea, arriving Scapa Flow

Lat 58.8, Long -3.1

0.20pm Proceeded into harbour after Trawler No.6


Scapa Flow

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28 December 1914

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

9.00am Tender Laurela came alongside

9.55am Collier Wedgewood came alongside

11.45am Water boat came alongside

1.15pm Water boat left, put onboard 50 tons

1.45pm HMS Assistance shifted birth

3.40 Laurela left

3.55pm Finished coaling 173 tons

6.15pm Collier Wedgewood cast off


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29 December 1914

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

10.10am HMS Amsterdam sailed


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30 December 1914

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

8.45am HMS Sappho arrived

8.50am HMS Anglia arrived

9.00am HMS Caesarea(Note: not Caesaria) arrived

9.20am Tender Acquisition alongside

10.00am Water boat "Flying Kestrel" came alongside. Received 66 tons fresh water

10.30am Mine Sweepers No. 1 and 2 arrived

3.31pm Anchor aweigh, heavy gale and very high seas


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31 December 1914

from Scapa Flow, at sea

Lat 57.7, Long -1.2

2.00am Fresh gale. Heavy head sea. Continuous heavy rain

8.00am Gale slightly moderating

2.45pm Stopped, anchored (off Peterhead)

3.15pm Drifter Peggy came alongside, tender during stay in Peterhead

7.30pm 3 ratings joined the ship



LOGS BOOK JANUARY 1915


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1 January 1915

Peterhead

Lat 57.5, Long -1.78

9.00am Tender left for the shore

11.10am Tender came alongside

11.45am Tender left for the shore

0.20pm Tender came alongside with Fresh Water. Took on board 6 Tons


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2 January 1915

Peterhead

Lat 57.5, Long -1.78

1.00am Strong gale & heavy seas, overcast

2.30am Gale slightly moderated

5.30am Heavy rain

1.35pm HMS Anglia passed entrance steaming north


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3 January 1915

Peterhead

Lat 57.5, Long -1.78

7.00am HMS Corycia (hired yacht) arrived and went into Inner Harbour

9.30am Mine sweeper 69 out

9.50am Collier Rouen alongside

3.30pm Finished coaling. Received 100 tons

4.50 Collier left

9.40 Four destroyers passed steaming slowly south


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4 January 1915

Peterhead

Lat 57.5, Long -1.78

04.30am HMS Caesarea (hired armed boarding vessel) passed entrance

10.00am Received 6 tons freshwater from drifter Peggy


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5 January 1915

Peterhead

Lat 57.5, Long -1.78

4.10pm Starboard cutter left with Captain for the shore

7.30pm Drifter Peggy returned with cutter in tow

11.20pm Prince Leopold sailed


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6 January 1915

Peterhead

Lat 57.5, Long -1.78

11.00am Peggy alongside

1.15pm Tender alongside

1.40pm Tender left


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7 January 1915

Peterhead

Lat 57.5, Long -1.78

10.15pm Challenged Four Destroyers off harbour, received reply

10.20pm Destroyers Achates, Ambuscade, Ardent & Fortune anchored in harbour

10.30pm Commander of Achates on board


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8 January 1915

Peterhead

Lat 57.5, Long -1.78

9.50am Tender alongside

10.30am Tender left. 2 Ratings left ship

10.45am SS Colonia arrived and anchored outside the Breakwater

2.00pm SS Colonia anchored in harbour

8.30pm Colonia swinging towards us. Went slow astern to clear


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9 January 1915

Peterhead

Lat 57.0, Long -1.0

8.45 am Colonia left Harbour

9.30am Destroyers left

10.00am Weighed & proceeded out of Harbour. Courses and speeds as requisite

1.20pm Took up station 5 cables ahead of Colonia

4.30pm Increased to 6.5 knots


THE VOYAGES OF HMS ESKIMO
Operations off northern Russia

JP map Eskimo northern Russia

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10 January 1915

From Peterhead, at sea

Lat 59.4, Long -0.3

9.00am Snowing

9.30am Weather cleared

10.50am Hill on Shetlands N20W

11.40am Colonia stopped

11.50am Proceeded as before

5.00pm Outer Skerries bore N21W. Colonia reduced speed to 6 knots

11.25pm Colonia reduced speed

11.45pm Colonia increased speed to 8 knots


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11 January 1915

From Peterhead, at sea

Lat 62.0, Long -1.0

1.15am Destroyers left & proceeded to carry out previous orders

10.20am Passed black object in the water 61.58N Lat, 0.45E Long. :

10.00am(?) Hands to General Quarters

5.00pm Hands at Night Defence Stations


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12 January 1915

From Peterhead, to sea

Lat 65.6, Long 3.1

1.00am Clocks on 5mins

2.10am Lost sight of Calonia in snow squall

2.23am Picked up Colonia. Snow cleared :

7.00am Hands at defence stations :

10.00am Divisions and prayers :

11.41am Altered course (a/c) N58E(N43E(T)) :

3.35pm Darkened ship. Hands at night defence station.

3.45pm Star posn. Lat 65.58N Long 3.58E

11.48pm Clock on 24mins


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13 January 1915

From Peterhead, at sea

Lat 68.1, Long 9.1

3 on sick list

5.45pm Colonia changing tanks reduced speed to 30 revs

6.50pm Increased to 83 revs


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14 January 1915

From Peterhead, at sea

Lat 70.5, Long 15.4

11.44pm Clocks on 32mins


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15 January 1915

From Peterhead, at sea

Lat 71.5, Long 25.4

3.00am Fresh breeze sprung up suddenly

7.39am Fluholm Lt S32E

9.50am North Cape S48E

5.00pm Sletnes Lt S26E


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16 January 1915

From Peterhead, at sea

Lat 69.8, Long 33.2

5.50am Vardo Light S40W

7.40am Vardo Light S84W

10.00am Hands cleaning away snow from upper decks

1.20pmTzuip Navolok Light House N51W

2.43pm Stopped off Sych Pt. Colonia cutting(?) and buoying cable

4.50pm Proceeded at 75 revs

6.35pm Tzuip Navolok West :

11.30pm Tzuip Navolok N57W :


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17 January 1915

From Peterhead, at sea

Lat 69.5, Long 33.6

3.30am Tzuip Navolok S68W

3.40am Tzuip Navolok S76W

5.27am 1 cable N of Cable Buoy, turned to N22W. Colonia lying 2' NNE from Buoy

7.10am Tzuip Navolok N55W

9.43am Stopped off Syedlovati & embarked pilot

10.30am Came to in Alexandrovsk Harbor

1200am Murman Wharf S8W

12.25pm Colonia arrived and anchored

3.00pm Sounding machine (Lucas) returned to Colonia & one rating


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18 January 1915

Alexandrovsk

Lat 69.2, Long 33.5

8.30 to 9.30am Shifted ship alongside wharf and prepared for coaling. Colonia out

10.45am Commenced coaling

6.00pm Ceased coaling for the day. 111 tons in


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19 January 1915

Alexandrovsk

Lat 69.2, Long 33.5

11.45am Finished coaling. 89 tons

2.00pm Hands employed cleaning ship & trimming coal from cross bunker


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20 January 1915

Alexandrovsk

Lat 69.2, Long 33.5

9.00am Working party launched lighter for Colonia, water party with life boat to the stream for fresh water

11.00am Colonia anchored in harbour

1.15pm Cable party of 40 hands employed at Landing cable

6.00pm Watch employed getting water on board


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21 January 1915

Alexandrovsk

Lat 69.2, Long 33.5

9.00am Cable party ashore working at cable

10.00am Russian SS. Dwinsk arrived

1.00pm Shore party landing stores for Colonia


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22 January 1915

Alexandrovsk

Lat 69.2, Long 33.5

9.00am Party of 20 men landing Colonia Stores, 20 hands trimming coal

5.00pm Shifted ship 40ft astern to allow icebreaker to coal


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23 January 1915

Alexandrovsk

Lat 69.2, Long 33.5

11.45am SS Dwinsk sailed

1.00pm Hoisted & secured lifeboats for sea. Hands make and mend clothes.


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24 January 1915

Alexandrovsk

Lat 69.2, Long 33.5

Hands employed in watches trimming bunkers


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25 January 1915

Alexandrovsk

Lat 70.3, Long 32.3

11.40am Colonia left the harbour

0:45pm Left Alexandrovsk

1.08pm Syedlovati beacon abeam

1.28pm Litinsky Point abeam

2.04pm Syet Point abeam

4.00pm Lost sight of Colonia in snow squalls

8.31pm Vardo Light N89W

9.00pm Vardo Light S84W

9.45pm Vardo Light S44W

11.05pm Vardo Light S10E


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26 January 1915

From Alexandrovsk, at sea

Lat 71.2, Long 25.9

9.45am Observed North Cape on port bow

11.25am Sighted Colonia


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27 January 1915

From Alexandrovsk, at sea

Lat 69.5, Long 13.4

6.00pm Course & speed as required to keep station 5 cables on bow of Colonia


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28 January 1915

From Alexandrovsk, at sea

Lat 66.2, Long 5.1


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29 January 1915

From Alexandrovsk, at sea

Lat 63.0, Long -2.0

11.30am Parted company with Colonia

1.30pm Colonia hull down to NW

9.15pm N Unst Lt Beacon S6W


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30 January 1915

From Alexandrovsk, at sea

Lat 59.5, Long -5.6

2.53am Foula Island abeam

2.50pm Picked up Colonia

3.10 Turned to keep station ahead of Colonia


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31 January 1915

From Alexandrovsk, at sea, and at Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

0.55am Sighted Sule Skerry S30E

6.10am Old Man of Hoy N70E

7.10am Received challenge from patrol destroyers, made reply

8.10am Entered boom gate Switha Sound

9.00am Alongside SS FA Tamplin, Long Hope, Scapa Flow for boiler water

9.15am Water boat came alongside with drinking water

11.15am Received 40 tons drinking water

10.00pm Received 236 ton boiler water



LOGS BOOK FEBRUARY 1915


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1 February 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

7.50am Slipped from water vessel Tamplin(?)

8.45am Made fast alongside Collier Dykland

9.20am Commenced coaling ship

10.00am Drifter Bon Chief told off as tender

11.15pm Hands finished coaling for the night


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2 February 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

7.15am Fore part commenced coaling

1.00pm Two casks Rum and other stores came on board

3.30pm Finished coaling 580 tons

3.45pm Colonia out

4.45pm Slipped from collier

10.00pm Bon Chief alongside disabled


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3 February 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

4.30pm Bon Chief repaired


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4 February 1915

Long Hope, Scapa Flow

Lat 58.8, Long -3.2

Note: Longhope (spelt as a single word) and Longhope Sound are at the southern end of Hoy on the southwest side of Scapa Flow. It is not clear if Eskimo has moved to a berth in the sound, or whether she was berthed here on arrival at Scapa Flow.


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5 February 1915

Long Hope, Scapa Flow

Lat 58.8, Long -3.2

5.15pm Tender alongside with two drums of oil


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6 February 1915

Long Hope, Scapa Flow

Lat 58.8, Long -3.2

5.00am Observed HMS Cherwell, destroyer ashore, astern, on Crock Ness at Daybreak

7.00am Fore signal yard broken in middle by force of wind


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7 February 1915

Long Hope, Scapa Flow

Lat 58.8, Long -3.2

9.15am Tender Bon Chief alongside

10.20am Tender alongside with mail

Number on sick list 3


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8 February 1915


Another day swinging round an anchor in Scapa Flow, Orkneys in February


Long Hope, Scapa Flow

Lat 58.8, Long -3.2

7.50am Tender alongside

9.00am Hands employed getting down fore signal yard

9.12am HMS Jason out

10.00am King Orry out

11.20am Weighed and made fast alongside SS Sunik for boiler water

11.40am Water boat came alongside with drinking water

11.48am Secured alongside Sunik

3.00pm Received 35 tons drinking water

5.20pm Tender alongside

6.30pm Tender alongside

Received 248 tons Boiler Water

Number on sick list 3


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9 February 1915

Long Hope, Scapa Flow

Lat 58.8, Long -3.2

8.45am Tender alongside

9.50am Weighed and let go from Sunik

11.05am Water boat alongside with drinking water

11.15am Made fast alongside collier Usworth

1.00pm Anglia arrived

12.05 Tender alongside with fresh meat & vegetables

1.10pm Water boat left, received 48 tons drinking water

2.25pm Water boat alongside, received 30 tons drinking water

3.00pm Cambrian sailed

4.10pm Slipped from collier

Number on sick list 4


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10 February 1915

Long Hope. Scapa Flow

Lat 58.8, Long -3.2

8.10am Scapa tender left ship

12.00am Tender alongside

1.15pm Water tank came alongside

2.50pm Water tank left. Received 21 tons drinking water

4.30pm Water boat alongside. Received 38 tons

Number on sick list 4


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11 February 1915

From Scapa Flow to sea

Lat 58.7, Long -4.2

07:52am Weighed and proceeded

9.54am Dunnet Head abeam 1

5.00pm Butt of Lewis Lighthouse S85W

5.30pm Butt of Lewis Lighthouse S69W

6.30pm Butt of Lewis S17W

7.00pm Challenged by HMS Caesarea (Note: not Caesaria)

8.15pm Flannan Isle Lighthouse S78W

10.22pm Flannan Isles abeam

11.15pm Flannan Isles S73E

Number on sick list 2


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12 February 1915

From Scapa Flow, at sea

Lat 58.1, Long -10.6

1.00am Boresay St.Kilda S48W

1.10am Boresay Island S41W

4.50am Challenged HMS Patuca, replied

8.50am Challenged by HMS Patuca bearing SE 6 miles, replied


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13 February 1915

From Scapa Flow, at sea

Lat 58.4, Long -10.2

Number on sick list 2


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14 February 1915

From Scapa Flow, at sea

Lat 58.3, Long -10.6

Number on sick list 2


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15 February 1915

From Scapa Flow, at sea

Lat 58.3, Long -10.6

6.10am Sighted beam of searchlight bearing SW

8.58am Observed smoke of steamer bearing S70W

10.33am Stopped & examined trawler Phoebe FD121 of Fleetwood, found correct & allowed to proceed

2.00pm Sighted column of smoke bearing S80W

Number on sick list 2


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16 February 1915

From Scapa Flow, at sea

Lat 57.9, Long -10.3

6.45am St Kilda bearing S/E

7.20am St Kilda S10E

8.40am St Kilda S23E


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17 February 1915

From Scapa Flow, at sea

Lat 58.4, Long -9.2

12.30am Heavy sea struck poop, carried away shot rack and washed overboard nine 6" projectiles

3.00am Ship labouring heavily & shipping heavy water

6.00am Gale moderating


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18 February 1915

From Scapa Flow, at sea

Lat 58.0, Long -8.7

2.50am Observed light bearing South and another light bearing S85E

3.35am Stopped & hailed trawler Princess Victoria of Hull, Fleetwood to Iceland Lat 58.12 Long 9.46W

4.30am Examined American SS Nebraskan left Stornoway 2pm Wed 17th for New York, general cargo, allowed to proceed

8.55am Observed St Kilda south

9.05am Observed two steamers ahead

9.10am Hildebrand challenged. Replied

9.45am Stopped, sent prize crew on board Norwegian SS Visna (1 officer & 5 men) to be taken to Kirkwall. Lat 58 10N Long 8.44W

10.50am Boat returned & in hoisting carried away after iron(?) losing all boats gear, turned boat in & secured

11.15am HMS Calyx challenged by Hildebrand

4.16pm Sighted HMS Invincible

4.30pm Challenged & replied


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19 February 1915

From Scapa Flow, at sea

Lat 56.6, Long -7.5

11.10am Barra Head abeam N87E

12.10pm a/c ESE to intercept SS steaming North (Notts Y822 store carrier)

1.45pm Skerryvore Lighthouse abeam N87E 4 miles

6.00pm Reduced to 90 revs (ship rolling 28° Port to 3° Stard) List 8° Port

6.18pm Oversay Lighthouse abeam, dist 4 miles

9.45pm Mull of Cantyre light abeam 2 ¼ miles

10.10pm Challenged by Cantyre War Sig. Stn. replied


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20 February 1915

From Scapa Flow, at sea

Lat 55.95, Long -4.72

0.10am Pladd Light abeam

1.20am Challenged by HMS Bonetta, replied

2.20 am Passed Runnaneun Point

3.00am Skelmorlie Buoy abeam

3.35am Pilot onboard

4.15am Come to with Starboard anchor. Princess Landing Stage Light S42W; Esplanade Red Light N77W

8.30am Destroyer left

2.30pm Pilot & tug boats in attendance

3:30pm Made fast in James Watt Dock, Greenock

6.00pm Three boilers shut down. One used for electric light & auxiliary purposes


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Log discontinued in accordance with C.I.O. 19 Feb. 1915 No. 158.

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