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Armed Merchant Cruiser, mercantile conversion

Pendant Nos. M.91 (on coming into service), MI.73 (1.18), MI.39 (4.18). Built 1911, 6,991grt, 15.5kts, owned by Booth Line. Armament: 8-4.7in, 2-6pdr (later 8-6in, 2-6pdr). Crew (7.15): 30 officers & 270 crew (bi). In service 20.11.14-15.7.19. Of over 60 commissioned AMC's employed on patrol and later convoy protection, 33 served with 10th CS on Northern Patrol. (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.

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Editor’s notes:

HMS HILDEBRAND (1911) was a cargo and passenger liner launched on 14th February 1911 by Scott’s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co., Greenock, for the Booth Line. She was the company’s largest ship: gross tonnage 6,995, length 440.3ft x beam 54.1ft, one funnel, two masts, twin screw, speed 12.5 knots, accommodation for 218-1st and 406-3rd class passengers.

She began her maiden voyage on 16th April 1911 when she left Liverpool for Le Havre and Manaus.

Hildebrand” was ordered at the peak of the Brazilian rubber boom (in 1910 Brazilian production accounted for 80% of the world’s supply); she was the largest ship built by Booth Line to date.

On 5th December 1914, she was commissioned as an Armed Merchant Cruiser and was assigned to the 10th Cruiser Squadron detailed to Area “D” (Eastern base line of Area: N ½ W from St Kilda).

From February 3rd to February 5th 1915, “Hildebrand” took part, together with HMS “Patuca”, in the search for HMS “Clan McNaughton”. The last signal received from “Clan MacNaughton” referred to a Leading Seaman lost overboard. The weather was very bad at that time.

When last communicated with by W/T, “Clan MacNaughton” appeared to be in Lat 58 41N, Long 9 27W carrying out patrol duties.

The ships working on D patrol were searching for “Clan MacNaughton” and reported sighting several small pieces of wreckage such as a hatchway cover, griping spar, battens, life belts, etc. The paint on wreckage observed suggested that the fragments belonged to an Armed Merchant Cruiser. Rear Admiral de Chair directed “Hildebrand” to abandon the search and resume patrol.

“Clan McNaughton” probably foundered on the night of February 2nd, to the westward of the Hebrides, possibly striking a mine of which there were many drifting north. All 281 crew on board died.

In June 1916, “Hildebrand” joined HMS “Otway” on E patrol North-East of Iceland.

On 2nd October 1917, while escorting a convoy bound for the Clyde, “Hildebrand” was attacked by an enemy submarine in the neighbourhood of Rathlin Island, HMS “Drake” being torpedoed (by U-79); two other ships were mined in the vicinity. “Hildebrand” arrived safely at the Clyde.

On 17th January 1919, “Hildebrand” was returned to the Booth Line.

On January 2nd 1920, she rescued the passengers and crew of the U.S. schooner “Ernst T. Lee”.

Three women, six babies and 12 men were rescued from the American schooner “Ernst T. Lee” in mid-Atlantic recently by the crew of the steamer “Hildebrand” when the “Lee” was dismasted and waterlogged. They were transferred to the steamer with great difficulty owing to the fact that a high sea was running.”

These members of her crew were awarded for gallantry at sea by the President of the United States: Captain A. W. Stoker, master, Mr R. H. Buck, chief officer, and S. W. Longman, W. Hughes, J. J. McConkey, H. Lancaster and L. Miller, seamen, in recognition of their services to the American schooner “Ernst T. Lee” which was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean on January 2nd, 1920.”

Between 1922 and 1930, “Hildebrand” was the only first class passenger ship in the fleet whose calls included Oporto, Lisbon, Madeira, Para and Manaus.

On 19th July 1932, “Hildebrand” left the Mersey for breaking up, but was laid up at Milford Haven in case trade picked up and she could be sold for further trading. In February 1934, she was sold to J. Cashmore and scrapped at Newport, Monmouth.

http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/descriptions/ShipsH.shtml: Merchant Fleets, vol.34 by Duncan Haws

http://www.clydesite.co.uk/clydebuilt/viewship.asp?id=19087

http://www.bluestarline.org/booth/hildebrand2.html

Grainger J.D. The Maritime Blockade of Germany in the Great War 1914-1918. Ashgate 2003

Terence Dawson Lilley. “Operations of the Tenth Cruiser Squadron: A challenge for the Royal Navy and its reserves”. University of Greenwich, 2012. http://gala.gre.ac.uk/9397/1/Terence_Dawson_Lilley_2012.pdf

For “Ernst T Lee” passengers and crew rescue see: http://oregonnews.uoregon.edu/lccn/sn83045782/1920-03-07/ed-1/seq-94/ocr/; https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/93995755/; “Insight Artwork”, University of Liverpool. Autumn 2006, page 19: http://www.uol.ohecampus.com/laureate/upload/Insightautumn06.pdf

For the Awards for Gallantry at Sea see “Shipbuilding & Shipping record: A Journal of Shipbuilding, Marine Engineering, Dock, Harbours & Shipping. 1920, Volume 16, page 725”

THE VOYAGES OF HMS HILDEBRAND 1914-1918
(More detailed plots follow in the text)

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(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)

LOG BOOK – DECEMBER 5TH 1914 TO APRIL 3RD 1915



LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1914


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[Cover of log book from December 5th 1914 to April 3rd 1915]

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Joseph P Kieran

Log of HMS “Hildebrand” Commanded by H Edwards


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Barometer: Aneroid

Log page signed H Edwards, Captain

Log page signed Jos P Kieran, Navigating Officer



THE VOYAGES OF HMS HILDEBRAND 1914

JP map Hildebrand 1914

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5 December 1914

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.0am: Hands employed getting in ammunition

Captain Hugh Edwards commissioned HMS “Hildebrand”

1.30pm: Hands employed getting in ammunition

No instruments on board


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6 December 1914

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am: Hands getting in ammunition

No instruments onboard


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7 December 1914

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am: Hands employed getting in stores

1.30pm: Hands getting in stores

No instruments on board

Number on sick list: 2


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8 December 1914

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am: Hands employed variously

Pm: Hands make & mend clothes

No instruments on board

Number on sick list: 3


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9 December 1914

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.15am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.0am: Hands employed turning out boats and as requested

1.0pm: Gave leave to port watch & 2nd Starboard watch until 7.30am

Part of watch variously employed as requested

No instruments board

Number on sick list: 3


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10 December 1914

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

9.0am: Hands employed refitting & as required

1.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard watch & 1st Port until 7.30am

Remainder of hands employed getting guns & as required

No instruments on board

Number on sick list: 3


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11 December 1914

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

9.0am: Hands employed as required

1.30pm: Gave leave to Port watch & 1st part of Starboard watch until 7.30am

Remainder of hands employed with gunner

No instruments onboard

Number on sick list: 4


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12 December 1914

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.15am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.0am: Hands employed drawing stores

0.30pm: Paid ship’s company

Hands make and mend clothes. Gave leave to N° 2 & 3 watches from 1.30pm to midnight Sunday. 1st watch until 7.30am & Boys to 7pm

No instruments onboard

Number on sick list: 4


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13 December 1914

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

10.0am: Landed church parties

Noon: Church party returned

No instruments on board

Number on sick list: 3


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14 December 1914

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

9.0am: Hands employed as required

1.30pm: Gave leave to Port watch & 2nd part of Starboard watch. Remainder employed as required

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard watch & part of Port watch

No instruments on board

Number on sick list: 4


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15 December 1914

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

9.0am: Hands employed drawing stores

10.0am: Discharged one AB to Hospital

1.30pm: Hands employed getting in stores & as required

No instruments on board

Number on sick list: 2


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16 December 1914

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

5.0am: Hands employed shifting ship

6.27am: Cast off from Berth & proceed towards Brunswick Dock assisted by two tugs

8.04am: Made fast in Brunswick Dock

10.30am: Proceeded into river assisted by two tugs

10.49am: Anchored in 17 fms water with 5 shackles on port anchor

Anchor Bearings: Birkenhead Tower WxS, Seacombe Tower NW ¼ W, Liner Clock NE

4.0pm: Hands employed cleaning up decks & washing down

8.0pm: Watch receiving stores from tender

Number on sick list: 1


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17 December 1914

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am: Discharged one RMLT to Depot

9.50am: Hove up anchor & proceeded towards Liverpool Bar

10.30am: Passing Rock Light House

11.15 to 11.30am: Testing guns off Bar Light House

11.30am: Commenced adjusting compasses

Noon: Off Bar Light Vessel. Exercised General Action stations

Anchor Bearings: North wall Light N59E, Rock Light N62W, New Brighton Tower N67W, Ship’s Head N22W

1.30pm: Exercised night defence stations

2.45pm: Finished adjusting compasses & proceeded towards Liverpool

3.0pm: Passing Bar Light Vessel

3.30pm: Formby Lt Ho

4.50pm: Passing Rock Lt

5.0pm: Anchored off New Brighton in 11 fms water with 5 shackles cable

Strict anchor watches kept

Number on sick list: 3


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18 December 1914

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Am: Strict Anchor watches kept

Am: Divisions and Prayers & Exercised Action Stations

Anchor bearings to North wall Light N59E; Rock Lt N62W New Brighton Tower N67W; Ship’s Head N22W

2.45pm: Commenced to heave up anchor

3.15pm: Anchor up & proceeded, engines & courses to Pilot’s orders

4.45pm: Stopped & discharged Pilot at Bar

4.50pm: Proceeded full speed, set course N49W (mag)

6.20pm: Streamed log

Pm: N° 1, 2 & 3 Warrants Read

9.48pm: Observed Chickens Light bearing N45W

Number on sick list: 3


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19 December 1914

From Liverpool to Patrol area

Lat 55.91, Long -6.81

0.5am: Chickens Light abeam, dist. 3 miles, log 50

0.22am: Chickens Light bearing East, altered course to N2W, log 55 & reset

3.07am: South Rock light abeam, dist 6 miles, log 24

3.55am: Skullmartin Light Vessel abeam, dist 5 ½ miles, log 31. Signal book correct

4.44am: Mew Isd Lt abeam, dis 5 miles, log 50

5.10am: Maidens Lt abeam, dis 7 miles, log 69, altered course to N24W

7.10am: Hands employed cleaning ship

7.34am: Mull of Cantyre abeam, dis 5 miles

8.30am: Altacarry Lt abeam, dis 5 miles, log 87 ½

10.37am: Oversay Lt abeam, dis 2 miles, log 114

2.05pm: Skerryvore Lt H abeam, dis 6 ½ miles, log 59

5.0pm: Barra Head bearing East, dist 6 miles, log 94. Altered course to N29W & reset log

8.20pm: Barra Head Light dipping bearing S35E, log 30

9.45pm: Closed up guns crews

Number on sick list: 3


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20 December 1914

From Liverpool to Patrol area

Lat 57.96, Long -9.48

Am: Exercised sea boats crews

7.35am: St Kilda Island bearing S45E (mag), log 132

8.45am: Sighted Steamer, altered course to N72E & increased revs to 63, log 39

9.15am: Engines stopped and name and destination of steamer ascertained. “Rhodisa” of Copenhagen, bound to South Pacific

9.30am: Proceeded at 63 revs & set course West (mag), log 43

1.0pm: Reduced to 63 revs. Zigzag 2 points NNW, 10 min, West 10 min & WSW 10 min

Number on sick list: 2


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21 December 1914

From Liverpool to Patrol area

Lat 57.81, Long -9.18

8.50am: Altered course to West, zigzag 2 points, log 97

10.50am: Altered course to chase steamer bearing SE

1.0pm: Half speed

1.17pm: Stopped. Name & destination of steamer ascertained SS “Luga” of Liverpool; warned of mines off North coast of Ireland

2.0pm: Set course N5W & proceeded 74 revs. Log reset

Number on sick list: 2


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22 December 1914

From Liverpool to Patrol area

Lat 57.71, Long -9.16

8.50am: St Kilda Island bearing S25E, altered course to S45W, log 87

9.50am: Altered course to East signalling to SS “Teutonic” of Hull

10.20am: St Kilda S40E, log 98, altered course to SW

10.50am: Boreray Island bearing S70E, 17 miles off

5.0pm: Lat by “Pole Star” 57 23N & Long by “Vega” 10 8W

Number on sick list: 3


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23 December 1914

From Liverpool to Patrol area

Lat 57.8, Long -10.1

7.20am: 44 revs. Standing by Steamer awaiting daylight

8.30 to 9.20am: Signalling Norwegian steamer “Stamboul” North Shields to Ceuta

11.10am: Altered course West & reduced speed to 53 revs & commenced zigzag two points

3.53pm: Sighted HMS “Ambrose” about 12 miles off

4.30pm: Altered course to South & stopped zigzag

Pm: Lat 57 29N by Polar Star & Long 11 40W by Vega, log 3

Number on sick list: 3


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24 December 1914

From Liverpool to Patrol area

Lat 58.05, Long -8.86

6.30am: Observed Boreray Island bearing SWxS

7.50am: Boreray Island S21E, altered course to S ½ E, log 100.4

9.0am: Altered course to SW & commenced zigzag 2 points

9.20am: Divisions & Prayers & exercised at Fire Stations

2.43pm: St Kilda abeam, dist 14 miles, log 79

8.0pm: Lat 58 20N, Long 10 6W

Number on sick list: 3


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25 December 1914

From Patrol Area to Stornoway

Lat 58.35, Long -8.01

Mid to 0.20am: Signalling to Danish SS “Arkansas”, New York to Copenhagen

Am: 50 revs. In company with SS “Arkansas” which we are taking to Stornoway

4.0am: Altered course to S80E & instructed “Arkansas” to steer same course

Am: In Company with SS “Arkansas”

[ed. note: soundings taken from Noon to 4.0pm]

4.38pm: Observed Butt of Lewis bearing S49E

7.05pm: Butt of Lewis abeam bearing S70W, 3 ½ miles off

7.20pm: Altered course to S ½ W, Butt of Lewis WxN, 4 miles off, Tiumpan Head Light SxW ½ W, log 34

9.25pm: Tiumpan Head Light abeam 5 miles off, altered course to S56W

10.0pm: Tiumpan Head Light abeam 4 miles, bearing N34W

10.43pm: Reduced speed to slow & proceeded towards Stornoway Harbour. Prize ship following as instructed

11.0pm: Turned ship round & steamed out Stornoway Lts not being visible & instructed prize ship to follow

11.45pm: Tiumpan Light abeam, dis 3 miles off

Number on sick list: 2


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26 December 1914

At Stronoway

Lat 58.2, Long -6.38

2.27am: Observed Cape Wrath bearing East

7.0am: Butt of Lewis Light abeam bearing N54W

8.15am: Altered course to S53W. Signalled same to Prize Ship & told her to go full speed

10.15am: Tiumpan Light House abeam, dis 3 miles, log 5

11.25am: Chickens Head abeam, dis 2 miles, altered course to N63W

11.55am: Entered Stornoway Harbour

Noon: Anchored in 7 fms water, 5 shackles cable on Port anchor

Anchor Bearings: Arnish Light House S1W, Holm Point S28E, Red Buoy S82E, Ship’s Head: West

2.20pm: Prize crew put onboard SS “Arkansas”

2.45pm: Anchor up and proceeded

2.49pm: Passed out of Harbour, set course S ½ E

3.04pm: Chicken perch abeam, altered course to S45E

4.12pm: Tiumpan Head Light House abeam 3 ½ miles off, log 17 ½

5.40pm: Butt of Lewis abeam 4 ½ miles, altered course to N79W, log 36

6.15pm: Butt of Lewis Light abeam N11E, 4 miles off, log 40 & reset

9.40pm: Flannan Island Light bearing S76W, log 27

Number on sick list: 2


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27 December 1914

From Stornoway to Patrol Area

Lat 58.08, Long -8.08

0.22am: Flannan Island Light abeam, dis 9 ½ miles, log 44 ½. Altered course to S78W. Reduced speed to 47 revs

5.0am: Out Ship’s head to sea & wind & reduced speed to 42 revs

10.0 to 11.45am: Chasing trawler course SE & increased speed to 63 revs

11.45am: Examined Trawler “Royal” of Grimsby. Altered course to S89W & 43 revs

3.35pm: Altered course to SW to examine trawler “Mary Major”

Number on sick list: 1


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28 December 1914

At Patrol Area

Lat 58.51, Long -6.85

2.0am: Signalled to Norwegian SS “Runvik” bound from Buenos to Gothenburg. Ordered her to accompany us to Port for examination which she did

4.0am: Closed up guns crews & searchlights during watch

6.35am: Flannan Light bearing S80E

9.05am: Flannan Island abeam, dist 7 ½ miles, log 33; altered course to S86E

2.0pm: Butt of Lewis Lighthouse abeam, dis 3 miles; altered course to SxE ½ E, log 79

3.58pm: Tiumpan Lighthouse abeam, dis 2 miles

5.0pm: Altered course to N11W, Arnish Point Lt bearing N11W

5.20pm: Anchored at Entrance to Stornoway Harbour in 15 fms with 5 shackles cable on Port anchor

Arnish Point Lt N13W & Holm Island Pt S83E

6.30pm: Put Prize crew onboard SS “Runvik”

6.50pm: Hove up anchor & proceeded, course S11E, 63 revs

8.05pm: Tiumpan Lt abeam, dis 3 miles, log 4.5. Altered course to N18E

9.35pm: Butt of Lewis Lt abeam, dis 4 miles, log 24; altered course NW

10.10pm: Butt of Lewis Lt bearing S4W. Altered course to N85W, log 29

11.30pm: Observed Flannan Lt bearing W ½ S

Number on sick list: Nil


[Norwegian SS “Runvik”: possibly misspelt for SS “Ranvik”]


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29 December 1914

From Stornoway to Patrol Area

Lat 58.28, Long -9.46

2.25am: Flannan Island Lt abeam, dis 5 miles, log 72. Altered course to S85W. Reduced speed to 47 revs

9.0am: Commenced zigzag, revs 63

10.0am: Altered course to N ½ W, log 36, zigzag

Lost by accident needles striker Percussion 4.7

2.0pm: Altered course to S ½ E zigzag

4.0pm: Stopped zigzag

4.10 to 5.10pm: Various courses & speeds to overtake SS “Augvald

5.10pm: Stopped & instructed “Augvald” to stop. Hauled in log

6.40pm: Left SS “Augvald” in charge of HMS “Clan Macnaughton”. Set course S64W, streamed & reset log, speed 53 revs

Number on sick list: 3


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30 December 1914

At Patrol Area

Lat 57.96, Long -9.05

10.25pm: Stopped & hauled in log

10.30pm: Stopped SS “Hisø” of Arendal & instructed her to remain until given in charge of HMS “Patuca” when she would be taken to Kirkwall for examination

Number on sick list: 3


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31 December 1914

At Patrol Area

Lat 58.01, Long -8.95

Am: Engines stopped awaiting arrival of HMS “Patuca”

Am: Engines used as required to keep close to SS “Hisø”

7.10am: HMS “Patuca” arrived to take charge of SS “Hisø”

7.45am: Left “Hisø” in charge of HMS “Patuca”. Set course West & proceeded 53 revs. Streamed & set Patent Log

11.30am: Altered course to West, zigzag 2 points

1.0pm: Ceased zigzag

Number on sick list: 3



THE VOYAGES OF HMS HILDEBRAND 1915

JP map Hildebrand 1915

LOGS FOR JANUARY 1915


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1 January 1915

At Patrol Area

Lat 57.95, Long -9.36

Am: Exercised sea boats crews

3.20pm: Passed HMS “Princess Royal” bound SE

3.45pm: Passed HMS “Patuca” bound East

Pm: Exercised sea boats crews

Number on sick list: 3


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2 January 1915

At Patrol Area

Lat 57.86, Long -8.75

9.15am: Observed St Kilda Island bearing S41E, altered course to S43E. Reduced speed to 37 revs

11.45am: Exchanged signals with Russian SS “Vursk” bound to Glasgow

Noon: Proceeded course N1W, log reset, 42 revs

4.45 to 5.0pm: Signalling to HMS “Clan McNaughton”

Number on sick list: 5


[Russian SS “Vursk”: perhaps misspelt for SS “Kursk”]


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3 January 1915

At Patrol Area

Lat 58.0, Long -9.05

(cross bearings coordinates)

9.30am: Observed St Kilda Island bearing S ½ E, altered course to S ½ E, log 20.5

6.18 to 7.10pm: Signalling the SS “Denver” of New York bound from Norfolk to Bremen which we instructed to come with us to Kirkwall for examination

7.10pm: Set course E ¼ N mag, log 99. Revs various to keep prize steamer on station

Midnight: In company with SS “Denver”

Number on sick list: 6


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4 January 1915

From Patrol Area to Kirkwall

Lat 58.66, Long -5.46

1.30am: Observed St Kilda Island bearing SxW

2.45am: Observed Flannan Lt bearing S82E, log 78

Am: Ship going at various speeds to keep prize steamer on station

4.44am: Flannan Island Lt abeam. Dis 7 miles, log 101. Altered course to S86E

8.0am: Reduced speed to 9 knots & instructed Prize steamer to do likewise

8.50am: Butt of Lewis abeam, dis 5 miles, log 45.5. Altered course to S84E

Noon: In company with SS “Denver”

2.0pm: Altered course to S73E, log 87. Cape S18W, 5 miles off

8.47pm: Sule Skerry Lt abeam. Dis 6 miles, Log 44. Altered course to NNE

9.45pm: Sule Skerry Lt S50W, altered course to East, log 53

Number on sick list: 4


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5 January 1915

From Patrol Area to Kirkwall

Lat 59.31, Long -2.26

(cross bearings coordinates)

2.35am: Mull Head abeam, dis 5 miles

5.40am: Sighted Fair Island Lighthouse bearing ExS, altered course to SSW, log 22

6.30am: North Ronaldsay Lt abeam, Dis 4 miles, Log 31

7.30am: Start Pt Lighthouse abeam, Dis 3 miles, Log 40. Altered course SW ¾ S

8.30 to 10.0am: Cruising off Auskerry Lt awaiting torpedo destroyer to take prize ship into Kirkwall as per order

10.30am: Auskerry Lt House NE, 3 miles off. Set course NE & zigzag 2 points every 15 minutes. Log 76.5

11.50am: Start Pt abeam, dist 3 miles, log 95 and reset

0.22pm: Seal Skerry bearing NW, Dis 3 miles off

1.10pm: Seal Skerry abeam, dis 2 ½ miles, log 13.5

2.22pm: Mull Hd abeam 2 miles off. Altered course W ½ S, log 30, zigzag

2.54pm: Noup Head abeam, Dis 4 miles, log 38. Set course S53W

4.10pm: Brough of Birsay abeam, Dis 3 miles, log 55. Altered course S78W

6.25pm: Sule Skerry abm, [Dis], log 82.4, Dis 4 miles

8.0pm: Lat 58 49[N], Long 4 43W

9.30pm: Cape Wrath Lt abeam, Dis 6 ½ miles. Altered course to N80W

Number on sick list: 4


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6 January 1915

Anchored in Village Bay, St Kilda Island

Lat 57.81, Long -8.58

1.15am: Butt of Lewis abeam, dis 5 miles, log 58. Altered course to N84W

3.10am: Flannan Island Lt abeam, dis 5.5 miles, Log 105. Altered course to S86W

10.20am: Reduced to 53 revs & Hauled in log. Course various rounding Boreray & St Kilda Islands

11.45am: Anchored in Village Bay at St Kilda Island with 60 fthms cable on port Anchor

0.40pm: Received prize crews onboard from HMS “Hilary”

1.03am: Hove up anchor & proceeded, courses & speeds various

3.30pm: Stopped and examined Norwegian SS “Banad” Ardrossan to Kirkwall. Allowed her to proceed

3.55pm: Examined Danish SS "Nordcap". Falmouth to Norway. Ordered her to accompany us to Stornoway

7.18pm: Flannan Island Lt abeam, dis 8 miles. Altered course to S80E, log 20

10.0pm: Observed Butt of Lewis Lt bearing S75E

Midnight: Keeping station on prize Ship

Number on sick list: 4


[SS “Banad”: perhaps misspelt for SS “Banan”: built in Olso, 1913. https://www.sjohistorie.no/no/skip/2645/ ]


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7 January 1915

From Patrol Area to Stornoway

Lat 58.41, Long -6.3

1.35am: Butt of Lewis Lt abeam Dis 8 miles, log 67.3

3.45am: Butt of Lewis bearing S52W. Altered course to S14W, log 79

9.0am: Anchored in Broad Bay in 18 fms with 4 shackles on port anchor. Tiumpan Head SE ½ S & Tolsta Head N29E

9.30am: Put prize crew onboard SS “Nordcap”. Divisions & exercised Action Control

10.10am: Hove up anchor & proceeded full speed, course NExN & zigzag 2 points

Noon: Swinging Ship off Butt of Lewis to find Deviation on Compass

4.02pm: Flannan Lt House abeam, Dis 8 miles, altered course to N76W

8.0pm: Ship on Base Line, altered course to W ¼ S, log 118. Reduced speed to 37 revs

Number on sick list: 3


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8 January 1915

At Patrol Area

Lat 58.01, Long -8.53

9.35am: Stopped to Leeward of St Kilda to transfer prize crews to “Clan Macnaughton” & “Patuca”

10.30am: Proceeded to Base after transferring crews

10.45am: Set course NxW & streamed log. 63 revs & zigzag every ten minutes, 2 points

Number on sick list: 3


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9 January 1915

At Patrol Area

Lat 57.86, Long -9.53

6.50am: Observed St Kilda Island bearing S43E

9.0am: Altered course to W ½ N, zigzag 2 points. Increased to 63 revs

5.0pm: Altered course to West & ceased to zigzag. Reduced speed to 42 revs

Number on sick list: 3


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10 January 1915

At Patrol Area

Lat 57.83, Long -9.3

1.45pm: Observed steamer to eastward, steered ExN at full speed

2.45pm: Signalled Norwegian SS “Salerno” bound to Rio de Janeiro

7.0pm: Observed steamer bearing NxW, altered course towards and increased speed to 63 revs

8.30pm: Signalled “Clan McNaughton” & ordered her to take Norwegian steamer “Themis” to Stornaway. Set course ExN ½ N, log 99 & reduced to 37 revs

Number on sick list: 3


[Norwegian SS “Salerno”, built in Kristiania 1914. https://www.sjohistorie.no/no/skip/24880/]


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11 January 1915

At Patrol Area

Lat 58.0, Long -9.08

(cross bearings coordinates)

8.40am: Observed Soay Island bearing S8W

10.0am: Soay Island bearing S3E (mag) & Boreray Island S22E (mag). Altered course to WxN ½ N (mag) & reset log

3.0pm: Signalled “Ambrose”

Number on sick list:


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12 January 1915

At Patrol Area

Lat 58.21, Long -8.96

1.0am: Observed steamer bearing WSW. Steered for same. Increased speed to 53 revs

1.58am: Reduced speed to 37 revs. Signalled Swedish steamer “Sulrin” (?) & allowed her to proceed

7.30am: Boreray Island bearing S20W, altered course to WNW

8.30am: Set course N ¼ W\N ½ W (mag), log 27.5 & zigzag 2 points every 15 minutes

11.0am: Altered course to S ½ E, log 56, zigzag 2 points

1.45pm: Altered course to North, zigzag 2 points every 15 minutes

5.0pm: Altered course to S ½ E. Reduced speed to 53 revs and ceased to zigzag

Number on sick list: 5


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13 January 1915

At Patrol Area

Lat 58.2, Long -8.59

5.0am: Altered course to East signalling Danish SS “Josey” New York to Copenhagen. Allowed her to proceed

8.15am: Observed St Kilda Island bearing SxW, log 66; altered course to NW

1.15pm: Observed St Kilda Island bearing South 10 miles off

1.40pm: Sighted to SW, altered course to intercept her

1.50pm: Signalled Norwegian Steamer “Memnon” from Baltimore to Bergen

4.45pm: Released steamer as she was calling at Kirkwall

5.15 to 6.0pm: Signalling to “Ambrose”

6.0pm: Set course to S80W. Speed 76 revs, log 38.1. Proceeding to Liverpool

Number on sick list: 4


[SS “Josey” built 1907http://www.jmarcussen.dk/maritim/skibsliste/side.php?id=12368]


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14 January 1915

At Patrol Area

Lat 55.41, Long -7.23

0.10am: Passed HMS “Calyx” bound North

7.0am: Observed Tory Island Lt. Altered course to S60E, log 12

8.25am: Tory Island Lt House bearing North. Altered course to N87E, log 45

10.20am: Limeburner Rk abeam, Dis 2 miles

Noon: Inishtrahull Lt Ho abeam, Dis 1 miles, log 86.7

3.0pm: Rathlin Island Lt House abeam, Dis 3 miles, log 32.3

5.40pm: Maidens Lt abeam, Dis 7 miles, log 59.3. Altered course to S6E

6.55pm: Black Head Lt abeam, Dis 10 miles, log 70

7.25pm: Mew Isd Lt abeam, Dis 7.5

Number on sick list: 4


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15 January 1915

At Birkenhead

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

0.10am: Chickens Lt abeam, dis 3 miles, log 17.7. Altered course to SxE ½ E

2.30am: Observed Skerries Lt bearing S20W

3.0am: Observed Pt Lynus Lt bearing S12E

6.0am: Stopped. Received Liverpool Pilot on board & proceeded full speed

6.55am: Great Ormes Head Lt abeam, dis 4 ½ miles. Altered course to East

7.55am: Passing NW Light Vessel

8.30am: Passing Bar Light Vessel

8.40am: Formby Light Vessel

9.13am: Passing Rock Light Vessel, courses various

10.30am: Entered Morpeth Dock assisted by two tugs

11.0am: Made fast in Morpeth Dock

12.0am: Prize crews came onboard

2.0pm: Ship commenced coaling


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16 January 1915

Birkenhead

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Am: Ship coaling

8.41am: Hands employed cleaning ship & as required

9.0am: Commenced taking in fresh water

10.0am: Two men proceeded to hospital

Am: Ship coaling

Pm: Hands make and mend clothes

8.30am: H.W. Lambourne, leading seaman, joined ship


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17 January 1915

Birkenhead

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Am: Watch returned from leave

1.0pm: Gave leave to watch until Monday morning


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18 January 1915

Birkenhead

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.45am: Hands cleaning ship & as required

Noon: Liberty men returned from leave

1.20pm: Hands employed rigging & painting stages

5.0pm: Finished coaling. Received 1267 Tons


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19 January 1915

Birkenhead

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

9.0am: Hands employed drawing provisions

1.15pm: Hands employed painting ship & taking in stores

5.20pm: Leave to Part of watch until 7am. Warrant N° 4 Read


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20 January 1915

Birkenhead

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

9.11am: Hands employed painting ship & taking in stores

1.15pm: Hands employed painting ship & taking in stores


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21 January 1915

Birkenhead

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.45am: Hands employed taking in stores & as required

11.0am: Finished taking in fresh water

1.23pm: Left berth assisted by two tugs

2.0pm: Entered River

2.55pm: Proceeded to sea

3.08pm: Passing Rock Lt House

3.54pm: Passing Formby Lt Ho

4.25pm: Bar Lt Vessel abeam, streamed log & set course N73W

4.50pm: NW [New?] Lt Vessel abeam, dis 1 mile, log 6.5

5.40pm: Great Ormes Head Lt abeam, dis 10 miles, log 18

8.26pm: Stopped inside Holyhead Breakwater. Discharged Pilot & proceeded at 8.48[pm]

9.20pm: Skerries Lt abeam, Dis 2 miles, log reset


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22 January 1915

From Liverpool to Patrol Area

Lat 55.65, Long -6.58

(cross bearings coordinates)

0.50am: Chickens abeam, Dis 10 miles, altered course to N6E

3.28am: South Rock Lt abeam, dis 3 miles, log 72

4.05am: Skullmartin Lt Vessel abeam, Dis 2 miles, log 79

4.50am: Mew Island Lt abeam, Dis 3 miles, log 90

6.07am: Maidens Lt abeam, Dis 7 miles, log 105

8.30am: Altacarry Lt abeam, Dis 4 miles, log 134

9.0am: Reduced speed to show securing ventilator

Noon: Oversay Lt H abeam, Dis 3 miles, log 162. Altered course to N ¾ W & zigzag 2 points every 15 minutes

3.0pm: Signalled HMS “Orotava” bound South

4.45pm: Skerryvore Lt abeam, Dis 8 miles, log 19. Warrants Nos 5.6.7.8 & 9 Read

5.15pm: Observed Barra Head Lt bearing N13E

5.30pm: Ceased zigzag

8.10pm: Barra Head Lt abeam, Dis 10 miles, log 12 ½. Altered course to NNE

Number on sick list: 2


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23 January 1915

From Liverpool to Patrol Area

Lat 58.45, Long -9.2

2.19am: Monarch Island abeam, Dis 8 miles, log 204

8.55am: Altered course to N2W, log 67, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

0.30pm: Altered course to S ½ E & continued to zigzag

2.45pm: Boreray Island bearing S20E

Midnight: Altered course to North & continued to zigzag

Number on sick list: 2


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24 January 1915

Place: Sea

Place: At Patrol Area

At Patrol Area

Lat 58.6, Long -9.35

4.0am: Altered course to S6E, log 200, zigzag every 10 minutes

8.0am: Observed St Kilda Island bearing S6E (mag)

3.30pm: Courses various signalling Norwegian SS “Stat”. Reduced speed to 53 revs

4.0pm: Set course South & increased to 69 revs

6.30pm: Reduced speed to 53 revs & ceased to zigzag

Number on sick list: 3


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25 January 1915

At Patrol Area

Lat 58.43, Long -9.21

6.0am: Increased speed to 69 revs & zigzag 2 points every 15 minutes. Exercised night control

8.30am: Altered course to N/W signalling to “Clan McNaughton”

Noon: Altered course to S ¾ E, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

2.0pm: Boreray Island bearing S15E Mag

3.55pm: Observed steamer bearing north, steered for same. Full speed. Stopped zigzag

4.55pm: Increased speed to 69 revs. Resumed zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

6.15pm: Warrant No 10 read

Midnight: Altered course to N ¾ [?] zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 2


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26 January 1915

At Patrol Area

Lat 58.78, Long -9.36

Am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

Noon: Altered course S7E, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

4.20pm: Altered course to N3W, log 4.4, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

8.45pm: Zigzag every 10 minutes, 2 points

Number on sick list: 2


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27 January 1915

At Patrol Area

Lat 58.53, Long -8.71

4.0am: Altered course to S6E, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

5.0am: Sighted lights of two steamers on Starboard bow. Altered course towards same & closed up guns crews

5.15am: Reduced speed to 53 revs. Signalled Swedish steamer “Moldavia” Brunswick to Gothenburg with cargo of cotton

5.30am: Signalled American Steamer “Nebraska”, Galveston to Bremen, via Kirkwall, cargo cotton. Allowed her to proceed. Kept station on SS “Moldavia”, course & speeds various

9.06am: Stopped to put Prize crew on Prize

9.45am: Prize Crew onboard SS “Moldavia”

10.0am: Boat returned to ship

10.20am: Boat Hove up & proceeded toward Patrol. Set course W ½ N, speed 63 revs, log 97.6

1.15pm: Altered course to S1/2 E, log 30.5, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

4.30pm: Altered course to N5W, log 70.5, zigzag 2 points. Warrant N° 11 read

8.0pm: Altered course to S6E, log 13. Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

Midnight: Altered course to N3W, log 56, zigzag 2 points

Number on sick list: 1


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28 January 1915

At Patrol Area

Lat 58.36, Long -9.06

3.55am: Observed steamers lights bearing NNW. Altered course towards same

4.35am: Intercepted Swedish SS “Kronprins Gustaf Adolf” bound to Buenos Ayres. Allowed her to proceed

7.50am: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

0.10pm: Increased to full speed. Ceased zigzag

2.10pm: Observed HMS “Ambrose”, signalled

3.50pm: Reduced to 63 revs, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

7.25pm: Ceased zigzag & reduced speed to 55 revs

Number on sick list: 2


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29 January 1915

At Patrol Area

Lat 59.68, Long -10.25

4.0am: Altered course to S6E, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes. Increased speed to 63 revs. Log 100.7

8.0am: Altered course to N2W, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes, log 48. Increased speed to 69 revs

Noon: Altered course to S6E, log 97.1, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

4.15pm: Altered course to N2W, log 50, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes. Evening Quarters

5.15pm: Signalled HMS “Digby”

8.0pm: Altered course to S6E, log 97.7, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

11.40pm: Altered course to N2W, log 143, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 3


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30 January 1915

At Patrol Area

Lat 57.83, Long -9.3

4.0am: Altered course to S6E, log 99.5, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

8.0am: Altered course to N2W, log 48.5, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

Noon: Altered course to S1E, log 99.8, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

4.15pm: Altered course to N2W, log 51, zigzag 3 points

8.0pm: Altered course to S5E, log 98, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

Midnight: Altered course to N2W, log 48.2, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 5


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31 January 1915


At Patrol Area

Lat 59.15, Long -9.68

4.0am: Altered course to S5E, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes, log 99.2

8.0am: Altered course to N8W, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes, log 48

8.25 to 9.50am: Various courses from West to South chasing trawler “Frolic” of Grimsby

11.20am: Altered course to N9W, log 92, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

2.0pm: Altered course to S5E, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes, log 26

4.0pm: Altered course N3W, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes, log 51.8

7.45pm: Signalled HMS “Motagua”

8.0pm: Altered course to S5E, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

Midnight: Altered course to N4W, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes, log 49.4

Number on sick list: 6


[Trawler “Forlic”: built 1890, http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?147028]



LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1915


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1 February 1915

At Patrol Area

Lat 59.68, Long -10.26

4.0am: Altered course to S4E & zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes, log 97.4

8.0am: Altered course to N3W & zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes, log 46.5

Noon: Altered course to S2E, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

4.0pm: Altered course to N2W, zigzag 3 points 10 minutes

5.35pm: Altered course to S6E, log 64.8. Full speed. Ceased zigzag

6.10pm: Altered course to N3W, log 72.8. Reduced speed to 69 revs. Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

7.05pm: Ceased zigzag. Reduced speed to 55 revs

Number on sick list: 5


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2 February 1915

At Patrol Area

Lat 59.46, Long -10.21

6.20am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes. Increased to 69 revs

8.0am: Altered course to N5W, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

9.0am: Ceased zigzag. Reduced to 55 revs

10.24 to 11.35am: Various courses & speeds Intercepting Norwegian Steamer “Frey” which we allowed to proceed

Number on sick list: 6


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3 February 1915

At Patrol Area, Searching for HMS “Clan Macnaughton”

Lat 59.15, Long -9.78

Number on sick list: 6


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4 February 1915

At Patrol Area, Searching for HMS “Clan Macnaughton”

Lat 59.48, Long -9.5

2.45am: Intercepted Telegraph steamer “Colonia” bound to London. Allowed her to proceed

2.0pm: Lat 29 20N, Long 9 30W

4.30pm: Evening Quarters. Warrant N° 12 read

5.42pm: Lat 59 07N, Long 9 37W

Number on sick list: 6


[SS “Colonia”, built 1902 to the order of the Telegraph Construction and Maintenance Company.

http://www.crewlist.org.uk/data/viewimages.php?regtype=MNL&year=1915&name=COLONIA&page=125&imagesource=CLIP%C2%A0images

http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&d=NZH19020403.2.14 ]


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5 February 1915

At Patrol Area, Searching for HMS “Clan Macnaughton”

Lat 58.5, Long -9.13

Search Lights used at 2am calling up “Clan Macnaughton”

4.0am: Search Lights used calling up “Clan Macnaughton”

6.30am: Increased speed to 58 revs. Course altered to intercept SS “Leaka” (?) from Galveston to Gothenburg via Kirkwall. Allowed to proceed

8.0am: Increased speed to 63 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

10.25am: Altered course to N41E, log 86, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

11.40am: Altered course to N2W, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes, 69 revs

1.0pm: Altered course to ENE signalling “Virginian”

1.30pm: Altered course N2W, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

2.0pm: Altered course to N20W, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

4.05 to 5.25pm: Various courses and speeds intercepting Norwegian SS “Tana"

5.25pm: Set course S52E, revs 48, log 60 & Instructed above steamer to follow us

8.0pm: Lat 58 54 ½ N, Long 8 40W. Keeping station on prize steamer, various speeds

Number on sick list: 6


[Possibly SS “Tana”: built 1906, Fredrikstad, Mek Vaersk as “Harry T. Inge” and chartered to United Fruit Company, 1914 sold and renamed “Tana”, 1915 renamed “Vild Fugl”, again chartered to UFC, 1933 scrapped. http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/lines/ufruit.shtml

https://www.sjohistorie.no/no/skip/12990/

http://www.plimsollshipdata.org/pdffile.php?name=30b1262.pdf]


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6 February 1915

At Sea

Lat 58.8, Long -7.73

4.0am: Keeping station on SS “Tana”

6.20am: Observed Butt of Lewis Lt bearing S28E, log 33

8.0 to 8.45am: Putting Prize crew onboard SS Tana in Lat 58 43 N & [Long] 6 36 W

9.0am: Boat hove up, crew onboard. Set course N58W, log 42.1, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

10.45am: Altered course to N85W, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes, log 65.8

2.15pm: Reduced speed to 69 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

4.30pm: Altered course to N2W, log 40, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

6.30pm: Ceased zigzag. Reduced speed to 49 revs

Number on sick list: 6


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7 February 1915

At Sea

Lat 58.9, Long -10.28

8.0am: Altered course to W ½ S, zigzag 3 points every 15 minutes. Increased speed to 69 revs

9.15am: 58 revs. Ceased zigzag

11.0am: Hove to Ships Head South & Reduced to 42 Revs

Pm: Hove to wind & Sea

Number on sick list: 6


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8 February 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.68, Long -10.0

5.30am: Increased speed to 53 revs & zigzag every 10 minutes, 3 points

7.0am: Altered course to N24E, zigzag 3 points every 15 minutes

5.20pm: Ceased zigzag & reduced speed to 42 revs

Number on sick list: 6


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9 February 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.05, Long -9.6

7.30am: Increased to 58 revs, zigzag 3 points every 30 minutes

8.20am: Signalled HMS “Digby”

0.45pm: Commenced signalling HMS “Alsatian”

4.0pm: Keeping station to HMS “Alsatian”, course S56E, zigzag 2 points, speed various

5.30pm: Finished signalling, set course S32W, 68 revs

6.25pm: Stopped zigzag & reduced speed to 53 revs

10.40pm: Signalled HMS “Digby”

Number on sick list: 6


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10 February 1915

At Sea

Lat 57.68, Long -9.23

7.0am: Increased to 69 revs & altered course to S9W, log 72, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

7.30am: Observed St Kilda Island bearing South

8.25am: Hauled in log. Cruising off St Kilda waiting for HMS “Calyx”

9.30am: Sent boat to “Calyx” for deserter from “Hildebrand”

10.0am: Boat returned

10.40am: Reset & streamed log, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

4.15pm: Altered course to S77W, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

4.40pm: Altered course to S76W, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

6.40pm: Reduced to 53 revs & ceased zigzag, log 99

Number on sick list: 6


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11 February 1915

At Sea

Lat 57.81, Long -8.76

7.30am: 63 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

8.0am: Cruising off St Kilda awaiting HMS “Caesarea”

9.45am: Observed “Caesarea” in Village Bay. Signalled her to come outside

10.45am:Sent boat to above ship for prize crew

11.15am: Prize crew onboard, left for patrol area

4.30pm: Warrant N° 13 Read

6.45pm: Ceased zigzag & reduced to 53 revs

Number on sick list: 6


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12 February 1915

At Sea

Lat 56.51, Long -10.2

7.0am: Altered course to S76W, increased speed to 69 revs & zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes, log 90

1.0pm: Reduced to 53 revs. Ceased zigzag

1.43pm: Stopped to place target in water for gun practice. From 1.45 to 3.45pm engines at various speeds & courses various during target practice

3.45pm: Set course S74W, 69 revs & zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

7.0pm: Altered course to N76E, log 6.6. Ceased zigzag & reduced speed to 50 revs

Number on sick list: 7


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13 February 1915

At Sea

Lat 56.53, Long -10.2

7.0am: Altered course to S74W. Increased speed to 69 revs & zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes, log 114.4

2.0pm: Continued to zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

6.30pm: Reduced 53 revs & ceased zigzag. Log 52

Number on sick list: 8


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14 February 1915

At Sea

Lat 57.51, Long -10.16

6.46am: Boreray Island bearing S56E (mag)

7.0am: Increased speed to 69 revs & zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

5.45pm: Sighted SS bearing SSE, went in pursuit

6.18pm: Slow

6.20pm: Stopped

6.30pm: Boat left with Officer to board Swedish SS “Vala

7.15pm: Boat returned

7.35pm: Boat left with prize crew for SS “Vala”

7.55pm: Boat returned

8.07pm: Set course N65E, 58 revs. Streamed log it showing 112

Number on sick list: 8


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15 February 1915

At Sea

Lat 57.56, Long -10.06

4.05am: Observed Light bearing SE. Altered course to intercept

5.30am: Closed with Steam Trawler “Phoebe” of Fleetwood bound to Iceland. Allowed her to proceed

7.0am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

10.15am: Reduced to 53 revs, log 64 & ceased zigzag

10.30am: 69 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

0.40pm: Sighted Steamer bearing South, altered course to intercept her. Put engines Full Speed

1.22pm: Closed with Danish SS “Skanderborg” bound from Baltimore to Copenhagen with a cargo of Rye

2.0pm: Boat left with Prize crew for above ship

2.25pm: Boat returned

2.30pm: Set course S84W, log 104

5.50pm: Observed steamer Bearing NNW, altered course to intercept

6.20pm: Closed with Steam Trawler “Ethel” bound from Iceland to Fleetwood. Allowed her to proceed

6.42pm:Set course S76W, log 54.5

Number on sick list: 8


[“Phoebe” (2), trawler, believed 278/1907, Fleetwood-reg FD121, skipper, Mr J Goulding, Fleetwood for Iceland fishing grounds. Fishing Vessels sunk in 1915]


[SS “Skanderborg”, built 1897, Helsingør Jernskibs- & Maskinbyggeri A/S, http://www.jmarcussen.dk/maritim/skibsliste/side.php?id=10502]


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16 February 1915

At Sea

Lat 57.56, Long -10.13

7.0am: Altered course to S75W, log 66.3. Increased speed to 69 revs & zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

Noon: Altered course to S72W & zigzag as before

1.0pm: Reduced to 58 revs & ceased zigzag. Altered course to S70W

4.30pm: Hove ship to wind & sea. Ship Heading S/E. Reduced to 42 Revs

Number on sick list: 10


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17 February 1915

At Sea

Lat 57.55, Long -10.13

7.0am: Increased speed to 69 revs & zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

11.0am: Altered course to S74W, log 73.5, zigzag as before

1.45pm: Altered course to S64W & zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

7.0pm: Reduced speed to 55 & ceased zigzag

Number on sick list: 11


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18 February 1915

At Sea

Lat 57.91, Long -9.13

5.0am: Altered course to intercept steamer

6.0am: Closed with Steam Trawler “Romantic” bound from Iceland to Fleetwood. Allowed her to proceed

6.55am: Observed St Kilda bearing S55E

7.0am: Intercepted SS “Visna” of Christiana bound to Kirkwall. Ordered her to follow us

7.30am: Zigzag two points every 10 minutes

8.0am: Keeping station on above ship, courses & speeds various

8.10am: Increased to 59 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

9.35am: “Eskimo” arrived & took charge of SS “Visna”. Altered course to SW to intercept steamer

10.15am: Closed HMS “Reliance

11.0am: Altered course to intercept steamer & increased to 69 revs

11.50am: Closed with Trawler “Romantic”. All correct. Altered course to S72W, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes, log 19

7.30pm: Reduced to 55 revs & ceased zigzag

Number on sick list: 10


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19 February 1915

At Sea

Lat 57.51, Long -11.0

3.50am: Observed Light bearing NE ½ N, altered course towards it. Log 91. Increased to 69 revs

4.10am: Could not see Ship or Light, altered course to ESE

7.0am: Increased speed to 69 revs & zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

7.15am: Altered course S76W, zigzag

5.30pm: Course and speed various. Examined Swedish SS “Tuwa” (?) (log hauled in) Galveston to Gothenburg. Cargo cotton. Ordered to follow us

11.5pm: Observed “Calyx” on Port bow

11.15pm: Passed SS “Steinstad”, Norwegian, bound West

Number on sick list: 10


[Norwegian SS “Steinstad”: built 1912, Robert Thompson & Sons Ltd., Sunderland, UK, https://www.sjohistorie.no/no/skip/27599/]


[SS “Tuwa”: perhaps misspelt Swedish Steamer SS “Tuva”. Built 1889 by Schlesinger, Davis & Co, Newcastle for G. R. Sanderson & Co, Hull as the “Leconfield”, 1893 owners became East Riding S. N. Co, Hull. 1900 sold to Cairn Line (Cairns, Young & Noble), Newcastle renamed “Cairnesk”. 1904 managers became Cairns, Noble & Co. 1911 sold to Otto Banck, Helsingborg, Sweden renamed “Tuva”, 7.10.1916 captured, torpedoed and sunk by U.48 in 71.00N 23.00E on voyage Archangel to Hull with timber. http://uboat.net/wwi/ships_hit/6173.html]


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20 February 1915

At Sea

Lat 57.93, Long -8.96

3.30am: Examining trawler

4.15am: Closed with Trawler “Frolic” of Grimsby N° 237. Allowed her to proceed

11.40am: Norwegian Sailing Ship “Bennestvet” bound to Mobile. Allowed her to proceed

12.20pm: Trawler “Norse” FD 72 from Tovros to Fleetwood

2.32pm: Stopped to board trawler “Norse”, log hauled in

2.40pm: Boat left to board

3.10pm: Boat returned

3.15pm: Proceeded 69 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes. Set course N3E & streamed log 117.2

7.0pm: Altered course S77W, log 61.7. Ceased zigzag. Reduced to 53 revs

10.5pm: Altered course S77W. Signalling to “Ambrose”

Number on sick list: 9


[Norwegian SS “Bennestvet”, built 1885, https://www.sjohistorie.no/no/skip/3168/]


[Fleetwood Trawler “Norse”: 1914: Launched by J. Duthie Torry Shipbuilding Co, Aberdeen (Yd.No.409) for Mersey Steam Trawlers Ltd, Fleetwood, as NORSE.

23.1.1915: Registered at Fleetwood (FD72). http://www.fleetwood-trawlers.info/index.php/2009/01/st-norse-fd72/]


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21 February 1915

At Sea

Lat 57.61, Long -9.71

0.15am: Observed steamer lights by West, altered course to intercept her

0.36am: Reduced to 48 revs & closed with Norwegian SS “Minerva” of Hagersund. Signalled & received no reply. Guns & searchlight crews closed up. Revs various

1.08am: Course N74E, 37 revs, keeping station with SS

4.05am: SS passed bound Westly

6.30am: Challenged HMS “Ambrose”. She took station on Port beam 5 cables

7.0am: Turned ship 16 points S77W, revs 69. Log 53.5 miles, zigzag 3 points

8.45am: Altered course ESE to examine Trawler “Ethel” of Fleetwood

10.40am: Increased to 58 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

2.40pm: Sighted trawler bearing SSE, altered course to intercept her & ceased zigzag

3.20pm: Closed with SS “Titania” of Grimsby N° 977 & allowed her to proceed

3.30pm: Course S80W, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes, revs 58

5.0pm: Altered course to N60E, log 52. Ceased zigzag & reduced to 53 revs

5.30pm: Hove ship to wind and sea, 42 revs. Ship’s Head NE

Number on sick list: 9


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22 February 1915

At Sea

Lat 57.96, Long -8.46

7.20am: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

7.45am: Observed St Kilda E/S ½ E. Altered course E ½ S

8.20am: Altered course E/S ½ S. Increased to 58 revs. Ceased zigzag, log 114 miles

11.26am: Reduced speed approaching St Kilda. Heavy snow squalls

11.45am: Sighted HMS “Calyx” off St Kilda & signalled her

Noon: Stopped off St Kilda signalling HMS “Calyx”

12.10pm: Signalled HMS “Cambria” with prize crews

12.20pm: Stopped and lowered Starboard lifeboat to fetch prize crews

12.30pm: Life boat alongside HMS “Cambria”

1.30pm: Boat alongside with prize crews: hoisted her up

1.40pm: Proceeded 52 revs round St Kilda to Eastward, course as necessary

2.50pm: Boreray Island abeam West (mag). Course North zigzag 2 points

2.30pm: Altered course NNW, 58 revs, zigzag 2 points

6.0pm: Reduced to 53 revs. Ceased zigzag

Number on sick list: 9


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23 February 1915

At Sea

Lat 56.17, Long -7.26

2.0am: Observed St Kilda bearing S58E (C), log 40

3.0am: St Kilda abeam, log 50

6.50am: Engines Full Speed, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

8.20am: Barra Head on 4 points, log 11

9.25am: Barra Head abeam E/N, 5 miles. Log carried away

8.50am: Destroyed a mine in Lat 56 47 ½ N, Long 7 50 ½ W; Barra Hd E/N 6 ¼ miles

9.50am: Log streamed. General Quarters. Zigzag 3 points

12.02am: Skerryvore Lt Ho abeam, dist 7 miles

2.20pm: Intercepted SS “Salma”, Norwegian steamer

3.0pm: Signalled collier “Milly

3.15pm: Signalled British destroyer “Minstrel

3.35pm: Oversay Island Light House abeam 1 ½ miles, log 94 & reduced to 69 revs. Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

4.20pm: Zigzag 4 points every 10 minutes, 69 revs

7.0pm: Turned ship round to NNW

7.45pm: Log 42. Turned ship round heading S28E

8.0pm: Altered course S28E. Log 44.4 miles, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

9.05pm: Altered course to N ½ E, log 54, Sanda Lt Ho NE dist 9 ½ miles

10.18pm: Sanda Lt abeam 4 ½ miles, log 63 ½

Number on sick list: 9


[Possibly misspelt for Norwegian SS “Selma”]


[SS “Milly”: Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1904, 2,964grt - lost 6.9.18, Atlantic off SW England (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi). Royal Navy Support and Harbour vessels of WW1]


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24 February 1915

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

Pladda Lt abeam 3 miles. Received orders from Coastguard station

3.0am: Log 5. Cumbrae Island abeam, altered course N31E. Signalled Toward Pt & obtained permission to proceed

4.0am: Toward Pt abeam, altered course N36E

4.38am: Cloch Lt abeam

4.45am: Pilot boarded. Hoisted 2 Red Lights over 1 White Light. Stopped

5.18am: Tug made fast aft & proceeded up River

6.55am: Passed Beardmores Yard

8.10am: Entered Queens Dock

8.15am: Hove alongside

8.30am: Made fast to berth & rang off Engines

9.0 to 9.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

5.0pm: Discharging 6 Ratings to Hospital

Number on sick list: 1


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25 February 1915

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

4.45am: Stations for shifting ship

7.0am: Shifted ship

8.0am: Cooks and hands to wash & clean

9.0am: Hands employed painting ship & as requisite

6.0pm: Discharged on [one] ERA to Depot

11.30pm: Prize crew joined ship

Number on sick list: 1


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26 February 1915

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands employed provisioning ship & as requisite

Pm: Berthed Ship alongside wall

9.0pm: Coal Barge alongside

Number on sick list: 1


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27 February 1915

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

7.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship

2.30pm: Received ammunition on board

3.30pm: Draft from Barracks joined ship (2 men short)

Number on sick list: 1


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28 February 1915

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

7.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

Received (approx) 1660 Tons coal

Number on sick list: 1



LOGS FOR MARCH 1915


The logs for 1 March to 3 April have been duplicated


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[Enclosure to Tenth Cruiser Squadron letter No 151/67 of 25 June 15]

[Jos P Kieran signs March 1915 log as Navigating Officer]

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[Barometer: Aneroid]


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1 March 1915

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

Am: Hands painting & getting in stores

9.15pm: Hauled ship alongside quay

Number on sick list: 2


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2 March 1915

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

9.0am: 8 Hands employed Gunner party. Remainder of hands painting ship

Number on sick list: 3


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3 March 1915

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

6.30am: Hands employed painting ship

8.45am: Hands employed in painting ship & taking in stores

Number on sick list: 3


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4 March 1915

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

Am: HMS “Digby” arrived

9.45am: Hands employed getting up ammunition & as required

1.0pm: Left berth assisted by two tugs Fore & Aft

2.0pm: Made fast alongside Meadowside Quay to examine Starboard propeller & Engine

Hands employed in Holystoning deck & as requisite

11.45pm: Tug came alongside & made fast

Number on sick list: 3


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5 March 1915

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

0.10am: Tug left Ship

6.10am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.10am: Hands to Divisions & Prayers. Hands employed painting & as requisite

1.15pm: Hands employed striking down Ammunition, painting ship and as requisite

4.15pm: Warrants No 16, 17, 18 & 19 Read

Number on sick list: 4


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6 March 1915

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

6.15am: Hands employed cleaning ship

4.30pm: Evening Quarters. Read Warrants Nos 20 & 21

Number on sick list: 4


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7 March 1915

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.30am: Divisions. Landed Roman Catholics

10.20am: Church party landed

11.30am: Roman Catholics returned

0.20pm: Church party returned

Number on sick list: 3


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8 March 1915

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

6.15am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.45am: Diving boat made fast alongside

9.0am: Divisions & Prayers. Hands employed painting ship & as requisite

9.30am: Divers examined propellers

11.0am: Diving boat left ship

1.15pm: Hands employed painting & refitting & as requisite

4.30pm: Evening Quarters. Read Warrants No 22 & 23

Number on sick list: 3


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9 March 1915

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

6.15am: Hands employed cleaning ship & painting down mast & as requisite

Am: Escort landed

Am: Escort returned on board

Number on sick list: 3


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10 March 1915

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

Am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.15am: Hands employed painting & as requisite

Number on sick list: 3


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11 March 1915

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

6.15am: Hands employed cleaning ship

Am: Hands employed painting & as requisite

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Warrants Nos 24, 25 & 26

Number on sick list: 3


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12 March 1915

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

Am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.30am: Rounds employed securing boats for sea & [as] requisite

Number on sick list: 3


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13 March 1915

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

Am: Hands employed cleaning ship

6.45am: Roman Catholics landed

9.30am: Hands employed in securing boats for sea & as requisite

2.05pm: Hands employed shifting Brow, cleaning ship & as requisite

Number on sick list: 3


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14 March 1915

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship & getting up shell

7.30am: Destroyer “Brisk” left harbour

9.30am: Divisions. Roman Catholics landed (18)

10.30am: Church party landed

11.30am: Roman Catholics boarded

12.30pm: Church party returned on board

5.45pm: Hands employed getting up ammunition

8.30pm: Tugs came alongside

9.20pm: Stations. Single up fore & aft

9.20pm: Let go

9.30pm: Left berth. Slow ahead

9.35pm: Proceeded down River

11.30pm: Tugs let go

11.45pm: Passing Greenock

12.0pm: Stopped. Pilot left

12.0pm: Half ahead

Number on sick list: 3


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15 March 1915

At Sea

Lat 56.01, Long -7.1

0.15am: Passing Cloch Lt, set course S37W & streamed log

0.40am: Skelmorlie abeam, dist 1 mile

1.12am: Cumbrae Lt abeam, altered course to S21W

2.30am: Pladda Island Lt abeam. Dist 2 ½ miles, log 17. Altered course to S45W

3.0am: Altered course to S65W, Turnberry Lt S82E & Ailsa Craig Lt S17E, log 23

3.50am: Corsewall Pt abeam

4.55am: Altered course to N24W, Altacarry bearing N24W & Maidens S41W, logs 49 ½

5.30am: Commenced zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

6.15am: Signalled “Tara”

7.0am: Entered Rathlin Sound, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

8.0am: Altered course to N1W, log 89, zigzag every 10 minutes

9.50am: Altered course N5W, log 14.5, Oversay Lt abeam, dis 7 miles, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

1.0pm: Altered course inside Skerryvore after SS

1.40pm: Gave pursuit of SS apparently Scotch fishery SS

2.0pm: Course N10W (mag), N7W by compass, Skerryvore NE/E, dist 7 ½ miles, log 71 ½

2.15pm: Signalled HMAC “Changuinola”

3.15pm: Signalled HMAC “Orotava”

5.10pm: Barra Head abeam 5 ½ miles, log 12 ½. Altered course N10W, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

8.0pm: Ceased zigzag & reduced to 53 revs

Number on sick list: 4


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16 March 1915

At Sea

Lat 58.21, Long -9.91

5.30am: Revs 69, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

6.0am: Altered course South, log 39, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

7.0am: Altered course N3W, log 51, zigzag as before

0.0pm: Altered course S7E, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

6.20pm: Observed SS on Starboard bow, altered course to intercept her & went Full Speed

6.40pm: In communication with SS Norwegian “Eranger”

6.50pm: Stopped & sent boarding party aboard. With report allowed her to proceed bound to Cuba, in ballast

7.18pm: Proceeded on course 69 revs & zigzag as before

8.30pm: Altered course S6E, reduced to 53 revs & ceased zigzag. Log 102.5

Number on sick list: 4


[Norwegian “Eranger”: perhaps misspelt SS “Evanger”, built 1908]


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17 March 1915

At Sea

Lat 58.21, Long -9.63

4.15am: Increased to 69 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

6.45am: St Kilda bearing S70E

7.50am: Altered course N3W, log 20, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes, 69 revs

10.30am: Altered course North, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

0.15pm: Altered course S8E, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

2.45pm: Observed St Kilda Island bearing SExE (Comp)

6.47pm: 63 revs, ceased zigzag

6.50pm: Intercepted Danish Motor Schooner “Njalmar Sorensen” Allowed her to proceed

7.50pm: Resumed course, ceased zigzag

Number on sick list: 3


[Perhaps misspelt for Danish motor schooner “Hjalmar Sorensen”]


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18 March 1915

At Sea

Lat 57.8, Long -8.63

7.40am: Increased to 63 revs, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes. Closed on SS “Carl Henkel” of Helsinborg, Savanah to Denmark & kept station on her

Keeping station on SS proceeding towards St Kilda

10.40am: Reduced speed, hauled in log

11.0am: Arrived off St Kilda

11.10am: Seaboat left with prize crew to board

11.40am: Seaboat returned

11.45am: Full ahead

11.50am: Set course N29W, 69 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes. Log streamed

3.0pm: Altered course to S6E, zigzag 3 points

5.45pm: Altered course ESE, log 60, ceased zigzag

6.05pm: Observed sailing vessel

6.15pm: Reduced speed & Signalled Russian Sailing Vessel “U.K.U.” Blythe to Cadiz. Cargo coal. Allowed vessel to proceed

6.45pm: Set course N18W, log 69 ½, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

Pm: Ceased zigzag & reduced to 53 revs

Number on sick list: 3


[ed.note: a steamer “Carl Henckel” is mentioned in “American rights & British pretensions on the seas; the facts and the documents, official and other, bearing upon the present attitude of Great Britain toward the commerce of the United States. The Facts and the Documents, Official and Other, Bearing upon the Present Attitude of Great Britain toward the Commerce of the United States. Compiled, with introductory memoranda, by William Bayard Hale, New York, Robert M. McBride & Company, 1915, Chapter 81 page 59.

https://archive.org/details/americanrightsbr00halerich]


[Ed note: possibly Estonian saling ship “Uku” http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?62816. HMS “Changuinola” met a Russian 3-masted Barquentine “Uku” July 17th, 1917. Changuinola]


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19 March 1915

At Sea

Lat 57.48, Long -9.33

6.15am: Observed Boreray Island bearing SE ½ E (mag)

7.30am: Observed SS off St Kilda, altered course towards same

Am: Proceeding WSW in company with prize awaiting from SNO

10.45am: Sent prize crew on board SS “Finland” of Denmark who sailed for Stornoway

11.0am: Proceeded 69 revs, course S55W, in pursuit of SS to SW

11.25am: Overhauled SS “Varing” of Sweden & proceeded E/N with her

2.30pm: Dead Slow, hauled in log

2.40pm: Put prize crew on SS “Varing”

3.0pm: Boat left with prize crew

3.17pm: Boat returned

3.30pm: Set course N54E, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes, streamed log 39 miles

8.15pm: Reduced to 53 revs. Ceased zigzag

Number on sick list: 3


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20 March 1915

At Sea

Lat 58.05, Long -8.63

12.45am: Observed loom of Flannan Island Lt E/S ½ S (Mag)

4.45am: Increased to 69 revs, zigzag 3 points

7.15am: Observed SS to SE, altered course towards same. Intercepted Danish SS “Ebro”. Ordered her to follow us to lee for boarding purposes & proceeded towards St Kilda

8.0am: Log hauled in

9.30am: Altered course various to intercept SS “Thurso” of Hull

10.0am: Proceeded to SS “Ebro” to continue Inspection

10.40am: Stopped to Leeward of St Kilda. Sent boarding party to examine SS “Ebro”

11.10am: Boat returned & allowed SS “Ebro” to proceed

11.20am: Proceeded full speed towards patrol area, set course N7W & streamed log 123, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

0.50pm: Observed SS N/E, steered to intercept her. Course N18W, log 30.5

1.15pm: Challenged HMS “Reliance” and proceeded

1.30pm: Course N3W, log 36.5, revs 69, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

8.0pm: Reduced to 53 revs, ceased zigzag

Number on sick list: 3


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21 March 1915

At Sea

Lat 58.75, Long -9.5

5.0am: Closed up guns & sea boats crews. Increased to 69 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

8.0am: Altered course to N3W, log 30, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

11.0am: Altered course S7E, log 64, zigzag as before

1.25pm: Altered course S62W to intercept schooner, log 93. Ceased zigzag

2.0pm: Hailed Topsail schooner “Noah” of Rudkøbing. Cargo oil Cake. Kept station with her ENE slow

3.20pm: Altered course N3W, 69 revs, zigzag 3 points. Schooner allowed to proceed. Log 107 miles

5.0pm: Altered course to S5E, log 127, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

9.10pm: Ceased zigzag & reduced to 55 revs

Number on sick list: 5


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22 March 1915

At Sea

Lat 58.93, Long -8.31

0.25am: Altered course to E\N to intercept SS “Nike” of Gefle, Baltimore to Northup

0.35am: Keeping station on above steamer. Reduced to 42 revs, course as required

4.0am: Observed Flannan Isd Lt bearing S40E (Mag)

5.0am: Increased to 63 revs & zigzag to keep station on steamer. Closed up Gun, search light & seaboat crews

6.35am: Slow. Awaiting arrival of HMS “Motagua”

7.15am: Signalled HMS “Motagua”

7.50am: Handed over ship to HMS “Motagua”. Set course N62W & proceeded Full Speed, log 63, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

9.50am: Altered course to intercept steamer

10.20am: Closed with SS “Stiklestad” of Norway, to Rotterdam from New York

10.55am: Stopped & put prize crew onboard the above steamer

11.50am: Set course West, log 2 ½. Prize proceeded to Kirkwall

Pm: Zigzag points every 10 minutes

11.0pm: Altered course to S7E, log 141.4, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 6


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23 March 1915

At Sea

Lat 58.88, Long -9.55

2.0am: Altered course to N2W, log 77.6, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

5.0am: Altered course to S6E, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

6.30am: Hands cleaning ship

2.10pm: Altered course to N3W, log 24.7, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 5


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24 March 1915

At Sea

Lat 59.56, Long -9.56

3.10am: Altered course to intercept SS

4.0am: Closed with SS “Mott” of Sweden from Charleston to Denmark. Course & speed to keep station on above steamer

6.45am: HMS “Motagua” arrived & took charge of SS “Mott”

6.47am: Set course N26E & proceeded Full Speed. Log 101, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

11.05am: Closed with HMS “Digby”

11.15am: Stopped

11.15am: Sent Seaboat for Prize Crews

Noon: Boat returned with Prize Crews. Bag of Davis RNVR lost overboard

0.22pm: Log line & Rotator carried away

1.10pm: Streamed & reset log with new line & rotator, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

5.10pm: Altered course to S8E, log 52, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 5


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25 March 1915

At Sea

Lat 58.78, Long -8.9

2.0am: Altered course to North, log 55.7, zigzag

3.50am: Altered course to intercept vessel bearing WxN, log 76.6. Increased to Full Speed

5.30am: Closed with Steam Trawler “Phebe”. Allowed her to Proceed. Altered course to S8E, 69 revs & zigzag

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

7.40am: Altered course to intercept sailing ship bearing East. Full Speed

8.25am: Closed with Norwegian ship “Ragna” bound from Sweden to Liverpool. Allowed to proceed

8.50am: Altered course to N\E ½ E, log 36, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes, 69 revs

9.15am: Observed SS bearing NW\N, altered course to intercept her. Log 40

9.40am: Closed with Norwegian SS “Strinda”, Galveston to Rotterdam

11.15am: Put Prize Crew onboard

11.50am: Boat returned. Set course N68W, zigzag, log 54, 69 revs

0.35pm: Altered course to intercept SS

2.0pm: Closed with SS “Bretagne” (Danish) Newyork to Svendburg

2.15pm: Stopped, log 81

2.25pm: Sent Prize crew onboard above ship

2.50pm: Boat returned. Proceeded 69 revs & set course N50W, log 81, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes


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26 March 1915

At Sea

Lat 58.73, Long -9.56

2.0am: Altered course N3W, log 18, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

5.22pm: Altered course to S62E, log 21.5. Looking for HMS “Duke of Cornwall”

6.23pm: Closed with above ship. Stopped & sent boat for prize crews

7.05pm: Boat with prize crews returned

7.15pm: Proceeded 69 revs. Set course N80W, log 11

Number on sick list:


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27 March 1915

At Sea

Lat 58.05, Long -8.63

2.0am: Altered course to N2W, log 95, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

6.30am: Hands cleaning ship

8.40am: Engines stopped awaiting Seaboat from “Motagua” to take Prize Crew

9.0am: Boat arrived alongside

9.15am: Boat returned to HMS “Motagua” with Prize Crew. Set course N3W, 69 revs & zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

9.20am: Streamed log

4.0pm: Read warrants 27 & 28. Lat 58 50N, Long 9 31W

Number on sick list: 5


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28 March 1915

At Sea

Lat 58.68, Long -9.0

4.30am: Altered course to N16E, log 11, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

5.0pm: Altered course to NW to intercept sailing vessel. Increased to Full Speed & ceased zigzag

6.30pm: Closed with Norwegian ship “Nordsee”. Stopped & Boarded her. Allowed her to proceed

7.0pm: Boat returned. Proceeded Full Speed to intercept other sailing vessel

7.30pm: Closed with Danish Schooner “Laura”. Stopped & Boarded her. Ordered her to await instructions & proceeded to steam round her

10.05pm: Stopped & Sent Boat with prize crew to above schooner

10.20pm: Boat returned. Proceeded 69 revs, zigzag & set course to S52E, log 87

Number on sick list: 4


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29 March 1915

At Sea

Lat 58.83, Long -9.0

1.0am: Altered course to intercept SS

1.30am: Closed with Swedish SS “Margit”, Buenos Ayres to Gothenburg. Cargo Indian Corn

1.30 to 6.40am: Keeping station above steamer. Course & speed as required

4.0am: Keeping station on SS “Margit”

6.40am: Put prize crew onboard SS “Margit”

7.0am: Set course S62W, log 57

0.40pm: Observed SS to SE, altered course to intercept her & increased to Full Speed

1.38pm: Closed with Swedish SS “Walton”, Newcastle to Gibraltar with Coal. Boarded her & allowed her to proceed

2.20pm: Set course S40W towards patrol line 38

5.50pm: Altered course to intercept SS

7.0pm: Closed with Swedish SS “Bia” & found she had Prize crew onboard from “Chaniulola” [ed. note: misspelt for HMS “Changuinola”]. Set course S42W towards patrol area. Zigzag every 10 minutes 3 points, log 92, 69 revs

8.35pm: Altered course to Westward to intercept SS

9.0pm: Closed with Danish Motor vessel “Fionia”. HMS “Changuinola” took charge of Danish SS

9.05pm: Altered course N20W, log 16.7, revs 69, zigzag 3 points


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30 March 1915

At Sea

Lat 58.88, Long -9.0

6.20am: Passed HMS “Oropesa”

6.40am: Altered course WSW in pursuit of schooner

7.40am: Closed with Danish schooner “Vega”, boarded her & allowed her to proceed

8.40am: Set course S20E, log 46

8.42am: Intercepted SS E/N. Full speed, log 52. Proved to be HMS “Changuinola”

0.20pm: Observed SS bearing SW. Kept course to intercept her. Full Speed, log 94.8

1.0pm: Closed SS “Nyland” ordered her to follow. Course S2W

3.0pm: Met HMS “Patuca” & ordered her to take charge of SS “Nyland” & take her to Kirkwall

3.20pm: Altered course to N24E, log 23.1, 69 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

4.20pm: Lat 58 34N; Long 9 0W, passed Danish schooner “Vega” previously examined

7.18pm: Altered course SW/S to intercept SS

8.0pm: In pursuit of SS

8.20pm: Closed SS “Herman Fraser” & allowed her to proceed

8.40pm: Chased up to SW

9.20pm: Altered course ESE with SS “Liguira” [ed. note: possibly misspelt for SS “Liguria”]


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31 March 1915

At Sea

Lat 58.85, Long -9.0

0.30am: Reduced to Slow & passed SS “Liguria” over to HMS “Patuca”

0.35am: Increased to 69 revs, altered course N13E, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes, log 33.5

11.50am: Observed Armed Merchant Cruiser to NW

2.50pm: Observed St Kilda bearing South, log 103

Number on sick list: 3



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LOGS FOR APRIL 1915


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[Jos P Kieran signs log book as Navigating Officer]

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[Barometer: Aneroid]


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1 April 1915

At Sea

Lat 58.31, Long -9.25

3.50am: Observed Boreray Island bearing South (mag)

5.30am: Sighted HMS “Digby”. Challenged her & received reply

6.30am: Stopped & sent away boat

6.53am: Boat returned with 2 prize crews

7.10am: Boat hauled up & proceeded, log streamed

7.30am: Altered course WNW, log 80, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

11.10am: Altered course NW ½ W. Increased Full Speed. Ceased zigzag, log 24

3.0pm: Exploded floating oil barrel

9.35pm: Closed with Danish SS “Algarve”, altered course WSW, log 49.6

10.35pm: Allowed Danish SS to proceed

10.40pm: Altered course N4W, log 56.8, 69 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 1


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2 April 1915

At Sea

Lat 58.96, Long -7.55

2.20am: Examined Trawler GY38 “Kennaymore”

7.45am: Ceased zigzag, revs 69

[ed. note: soundings taken from 1.30pm to 8.0pm]

8.35pm: In communication with HMS “Duke of Cornwall”

9.0pm: Altered course WSW to close with HMS “Duke of Cornwall”

9.55pm: Stop, hauled in log

10.55pm: Proceeded. “Duke of Cornwall” ahead

11.0pm: S33W, 55 revs, Reset log. Proceeded towards Broad Bay


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3 April 1915

At Sea

Lat 58.41, Long -7.55

1.50am: Butt of Lewis WSW, log 27

3.0am: Butt of Lewis abeam, dist 8 miles, log 41.5

3.52am: Stopped off Tiumpan Lt

4.10am: Boat left to bring off prize crew

4.35am: Boat returned to ship

4.40am: Full Speed, course ENE, log streamed

5.10am: Course N39E, log 57, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

11.55am: Observed Flannan island S10E, dist 9 miles. Current NE 1 knot per hour

4.0pm: 53 Revs. Read warrants 29 & 30

Number on sick list: 2


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4 April 1915

At Sea

Lat 58.41, Long -7.53

6.30am: Flannan Island S58E, log 62

8.48am: Turned ship 16 points, log 77.5, N72W

8.0pm: Flannan Island Lt S50E

Number on sick list: 2


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5 April 1915

At Sea

Lat 58.81, Long -8.05

5.0am: Revs 63, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

7.0am: Flannan bore S41E, log 51

8.20am: Altered course N50W, log 64.5 miles, Light bearing S26W, dist 7 ½ miles

9.25am: Altered course N11W. Ceased zigzag

11.0am: Signalled HMS “Columbella”, altered course N23E, log 85

1.30pm: Sighted Norwegian oil tank SS “San Joaquin”

3.0pm: Altered course S70E, revs 53, log 13. Ordered vessel to follow

6.0pm: Made Butt of Lewis bearing S31E, log 48, altered course S48E

7.20pm: Rounded Butt of Lewis 2 miles, course various

7.50pm: Stopped

7.55pm: Sent boat away with prize crew

8.45pm: Boat returned. 69 revs, course N17W, log streamed 61.8

9.15pm: Altered course N80W, Butt of Lewis South (T), log 68.5

11.0pm: Speed 63 revs. Observed Flannan Island bearing S59W, dist 24 miles

Number on sick list: 4


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6 April 1915

At Sea

Lat 58.68, Long -7.95

0.40am: Flannan Island abeam, dist 9 ½ miles, log 119

1.55am: Ship on Base line, reduced to 53 revs

4.40am: Revs 69, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

7.30am: Revs 63, ceased zigzag

1.40pm: Wind hauled to WNW

2.55pm: Altered course SW ½ S to intercept SS, log 29.4, 53 revs

3.20pm: Altered course WSW, 58 revs. Signalling to HMS “Motagua”

4.0pm: Closed & signalled to SS “Winga” & allowed her to proceed

9.0pm: Altered course to WSW to intercept SS

10.25pm: Examined Danish SS “Fanny” & allowed her to proceed. Course N18W, 53 [revs]

11.05pm: Flannan Island dipped S2W, log 99

11.40pm: Log 104.5. Hove to ship head West, 37 revs

Number on sick list: 3


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7 April 1915

At Sea

Lat 58.88, Long -8.11

1.0am: Loom of Flannan Island Lt S9E, vessel hove to

7.30am: Observed Flannan Island S5E

9.45am: Sighted HMS “Hilary”, revs 63

10.0am: Passed Lighter awash Lat 58 34N, Long 7 50W

10.35am: Commenced zigzag 3 points, revs 63

Noon: Altered course S2W, zigzag 3 points every 15 minutes

2.25pm: Observed Flannan Island bearing S20E

3.0pm: Altered course N10W, log 26. Lat 58 26N, Long 7 49W By bearing Flannan Island dist 11 miles

4.30pm: Flannan Island bearing S12W, log 44.3

6.05pm: Revs 63, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes, log 66

7.10pm: Reduced to 53 revs. Ceased zigzag

8.10pm: Butt of Lewis abeam, dist 6 miles; altered course N72W 16 points, log 90

10.50pm: Butt of Lewis abeam 2 miles, log 114. Signalled HMS “Hilary”

Number on sick list: 3


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8 April 1915

At Sea

Lat 58.78, Long -7.73

4.07am: Stopped. Awaiting arrival of HMS “Hilary”

4.40pm: Boat left for Hilary

5.0am: Boat returned with prize crew

5.38am: Proceeded Full Speed

6.0am: Butt of Lewis bearing South, set course N52W, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes. Log streamed 60.2

8.45am: 63 revs. Stopped zigzag. Altered course N49W, log 88.6

Pm: Hove to

Number on sick list: 4


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9 April 1915

At Sea

Lat 58.46, Long -7.66

10.37am: Flannan Island bearing S56E, log 31.7. Altered course East

0.15pm: Closed with HMS “Cochrane”

4.45pm: Observed Sulisker Rock N40E

4.55pm: Observed N Rona Island ahead

5.30pm: Challenged HMS “Patuca” & received reply

6.10pm: Stopped waiting for prize crew

6.30pm: Prize crew on board

6.45pm: Sent 1 Prize crew belonging to “Patuca”

7.20pm: Boat alongside for 2 more prize crews

7.30pm: Boat left with prize crews

7.40pm: Course S83W, streamed log, 63 revs. Proceeded towards Base line

9.10pm: Observed Butt of Lewis Lt S30W, log 41 miles

11.10pm: Butt of Lewis abeam 11 miles, log 58

Number on sick list: 3


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10 April 1915

At Sea

Lat 58.51, Long -7.66

2.45am: Flannan Is light bearing S72E, dist 10.5 miles, log 97.8; altered course N3W

3.15am: Observed SS bearing NW, altered course towards, Full Speed

4.51am: Flannan Island Lt S4W, log 21, course ExN

5.30am: In company with SS “Pacific”

5.50am: Proceeded Full Speed to overhaul another SS

7.15am: Stopped and sent prize crew on SS “Leyre” (?)

8.30am: Proceeded Full Speed to overhaul SS “Sagoland”

9.30am: Stopped to board SS

10.15am: SS “Sagoland” allowed to proceed

10.25am: Proceeded course S20W, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes. Revs 69, log 44

11.45am: Flannan Island bearing SxW ¾ W, log 61

0.30pm: Altered course to intercept SS, log 69.7

0.50pm: Altered course WxS, 73.6, intercepted Trawler “Doris”

1.15pm: Flannan Island bearing S20E, log 79. Altered course NxE

3.20pm: Altered course N5W, log 4, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

9.30pm: Altered course S88W, log 68. Engines Full Speed

Number on sick list: 2


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11 April 1915

At Sea

Lat 55.95, Long -7.26

4.0am: Commenced zigzag 3 points

6.30am: Ceased zigzag

7.23am: Full Speed sounding every 10 minutes

8.30am: Barra Head N44E, dist 8 miles, log 25. Sounding 43 fms

2.10pm: Inishtrahull Lt S20E, altered course S42E

3.10pm: Zigzag 2 points

4.35pm: Ceased zigzag

5.28pm: Torr Head abeam 2 miles, log 58.3. Altered course S30E, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

6.37pm: Altered course to N56E, log 74, Maidens SW 5 miles off

8.0pm: Ceased zigzag

9.20pm: Holy Island abeam West

10.10pm: Cumbrae Lt abeam, altered course N28E. Hauled in log

10.40pm: Signalled Forward Point War Station

11.0pm: Passing Cloch Lt

11.15pm: Received Pilot on board

11.45pm: Anchored Tail of Bank 75 in 19 fms. Finished with engines

[Anchor bearings:] Tail of Bank Buoy SE x S ¾ S; Roseneath Buoy NWxW; Red Light S3W

Number on sick list: 1


[Forward Point War Station: misspelt “Toward” Point War Station]


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12 April 1915

Glasgow (at Princes Dock)

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

0.15am: Signalled HMS “Changuinola” bound outward

5 to 5.30am: Vessel swinging to flood tide

6.48am: Anchor up and proceeded

9.45am: Made fast in Berth in Princes Dock

Am: Hands employed rigging stages & as requisite

1.30pm: Hands employed painting & as requisite

2.15pm: Paid Port watch monthly money

3.40pm: Paid remainder of Hands monthly money

8.0pm: 4 Ratings joined ship

9.15pm: Shifted Berth in Princes Dock

11.45pm: 6 Ratings joined ship

Number on sick list: 1


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13 April 1915

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

1.20am: Coal lighters came alongside

2.30am: Coal lighter came alongside

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.45am: Hands employed painting ship

10.20am: Prize crew of “Oropesa” arrived: 1 officer, 5 Seamen 2 Marines

1.40pm: “Oropesa’s” prize crew arrived on board. Hands employed painting ship


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14 April 1915

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

6.30am: Hands employed painting & as requisite

7.30am: Sub Lieut Crawford RNR join ship

8.45pm: Hands employed painting ship & as requisite

11.0am: “Oropesa’s” crew of 9 men on board

1.0pm: “Oropesa’s” prize crew and draft left ship

1.15pm: Hands employed painting ship


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15 April 1915

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

6.15am: Hands employed painting & cleaning ship

9.0am: Hands employed painting & as required


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16 April 1915

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

Am: Hands employed painting ship & provisioning ship

11.30am: Tugs & Pilot came alongside. Ship proceeded to Meadowside Quay

Am: Finished Coaling this day

Pm: Hands employed painting and provisioning and as requisite


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17 April 1915

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

Am: Hands employed cleaning ship

Pm: Hands make and mend clothes

7.20pm: Part of watch employed placing fenders over ship side

11.30pm: 4 ERAs joined ship from HMS “Vivid”


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18 April 1915

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

Am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.45am: Roman Catholics landed

11.0am: Roman Catholics returned

10.30am: Church of England landed


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19 April 1915

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

6.15am: Hands employed cleaning ship

Am: Hands preparing ship for sea. Gunners party getting up ammunition and restowing N° 2 magazine

1.15pm: Hands employed gunners party getting up ammunition. Remainder as requisite

2.15pm: Discharged 4 ERAs to Depot

2.40pm: Tugs fast fore & aft

2.45pm: Stations

2.50pm: Singled up moorings

3.07pm: Left berth

3.15pm: Proceeded down river using engines as required

5.20pm: Let go Port anchor and 75 fms cable

Anchor Bearings: Whiterfarland Point N70W, Roseneath Patch N28W, Ship Head N12W

8.30pm: Rang stand by & hove up anchor

8.50pm: Anchor aweigh, Full Speed

9.15pm: Log streamed

9.20pm: Cloch Lt abeam, dist 1 mile, log 1.4, altered course S36W

10.25pm: Cumbrae Lt abeam, log 16, set course S22W

10.30 to 10.55pm: Slowed down for ER purposes

11.37pm: Holy Island abeam, dist 3 miles, log 30

Number on sick list: 2


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20 April 1915

At Sea

Lat 56.5, Long -7.75

1.40am: Sanda Island abeam, dist 2 miles, log 56 ½; altered course N56W

2.25am: Mull of Cantyre abeam, dist 1 ½ miles, log 67.6, altered course N26W

3.40am: Altacarry bearing S25W, altered course N42W, log 84 miles

Commenced zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

4.45am: Oversay bearing NE, dist 6 miles, log 96.2

1.30pm: Barra Head abeam, dist 12 miles, log 99

4.0pm: Read Warrant 31. Evening Quarters

9.0pm: Boreray Island S87E, log 87

Number on sick list: 5


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21 April 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.03, Long -9.1

1.30am: Ceased zigzag, log 39, revs 58

4.0am: Revs 69, zigzag 3 points

Pm: Course N88W, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

1.30pm: Challenged HMS “Motagua” in chase of sailing ship

4.0pm: Read warrant N° 32

6.0pm: Altered course S86E, zigzag as before log 35.7

Number on sick list: 2


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22 April 1915

At Sea

Lat 59.6, Long -10.31

2.53pm: Altered course North to intercept sailing vessel

5.15pm: Closed with SS “Pioneer”, altered course ExS ¼ S

6.0pm: Boat left ship with prize crew

6.20pm: Boat returned

6.25pm: Set course S72W, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes. 69 revs, streamed log

7.20pm: Reduced to 58 revs. Stopped zigzag for mist

7.40pm: Mist cleared. 69 revs, zigzag as before

9.0pm: Revs 58, ceased zigzag

Number on sick list: 3


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23 April 1915

At Sea

Lat 59.83, Long -8.83

3.55am: Revs 69, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

5.30am: Altered course N89W, zigzag 3 points, log 46. Signalled HMS “Motagua” with sailing vessel

3.46pm: Altered course SExS, Full Speed. Ceased zigzag, log 68.5

4.03pm: Altered course ExS ¼ S, log 77.2. Kept station on SS “Kentucky”

5.44pm: Slow

5.47pm: Hauled in log. Stop. Lowered seaboat

6.20pm: Seaboat returned

6.25pm: Set course N76W, streamed log, 58 revs. Ceased zigzag

Number on sick list: 3



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24 April 1915

At Sea

Lat 59.8, Long -8.35

3.40am: 69 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

4.30am: Log 96. Went in pursuit of SS “Glitra”. Course SWxS, Full Speed

5.10am: Slow

2.15am: Hauled in log (104)

5.20am: Sent away seaboat

5.30am: Boarded SS

5.40am: Seaboat returned. Gave permission to proceed

5.45am: Proceeded 69 revs, course N73E

10.12am: Closed with SS “Saborg”, altered course E ¼ S to keep station on her

11.0am: Put prize crew on board SS “Saborg”

11.30am: Seaboat returned & hoisted; course S87W, log 54, zigzag as before, 69 revs

8.50pm: Closed with SS “Kronprinsessan Margareta” & kept station

10.50pm: Altered course S47E. Signalled SS to follow us; log 84, revs as requisite

Number on sick list: 3


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25 April 1915

At Sea

Lat 59.73, Long -8.7

Am: Keeping station on steamer

4.35am: Stopped

5.0am: Boat with prize crew left ship

5.30am: Boat returned, log streamed 39.9, Full Speed

5.30am: Altered course N36E, log 39.9, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

2.50pm: Closed with “Kornprins Fredrik”. Kept station on her

3.20pm: Stopped, lowered boat

4.0pm: Seaboat left with prize crew

4.20pm: Seaboat returned. Course N84W, 69 revs, zigzag as before, log streamed 57.0

Number on sick list: 4


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26 April 1915

At Sea

Lat 59.75, Long -8.9

1.20pm: Altered course S29W, log 16, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

5.30pm: 58 revs. Ceased zigzag

Number on sick list: 5


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27 April 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.05, Long -8.6

4.20am: 69 revs, zigzag 3 points

8.0pm: 58 revs. Ceased zigzag

9.35pm: Closed with SS “Sark”. Stopped, log hauled in

9.50pm: Seaboat left to board

10.20pm: Seaboat returned and hoisted. Course S86E, 58 revs

10.25pm: Streamed log

Number on sick list: 5


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28 April 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.05, Long -6.6

5.0am: Increased to 69 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

1.25pm: Challenged HMS “Changuinola”

1.45pm: Closed

1.55pm: Seaboat left left for prize crew

2.15pm: Seaboat returned and hoisted

2.30pm: Challenged HMS “Duke of Cornwall”

2.40pm: Closed

2.45pm: First boat left for prize crews

2.50pm: Second boat left for same

3.10pm: Boats returned and hoisted

3.30pm: Streamed log. Course N11W, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes, 69 revs

5.40pm: Revs 40. Swinging ship for deviation, log 111

9.22pm: Lat by Pole Star 60 50N

Number on sick list: 5


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29 April 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.18, Long -9.16

2.0am: Reduced speed, log in

3.0am: Challenged HMS “Otway”

3.25am: Closed

3.30am: Boat arrived & took off prize crew. Revs as required

3.38am: Full Speed, course S45W, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes. Streamed log

10.05am: Stopped to launch target

10.07am: Proceeded at 63 revs (NWxN T.C.)

11.23am: Streamed log

11.20am: Log hauled in. Ship steering various courses during target practice

5.20pm: Challenged HMS “Virginian”. Revs as required

5.40pm: Log taken in

5.45pm: Chased “Virginian”

5.48pm: Stopped, seaboat left for ratings

6.05pm: Seaboat returned

6.07pm: Proceeded 69 revs, log streamed. Swing ship for Deviation

8.15pm: Went in pursuit of SS. Altered course NW ½ W, log 100.7. Full Speed

9.45pm: Closed with SS “Albr. W. Selmer”. Had already been boarded & allowed her to proceed

9.50pm: Engines stopped, log in

9.55pm: Engines 69 revs, course S75E, log streamed (207), zigzag as before

Number on sick list: 4


[ed note: Norwegian SS “Albrecht W. Selmer”. Built in 1900 as “Saltwell” for Northern SS Co., Newcastle, 1912 sold to Norway renamed “Abrecht W. Selmer”, 1917 renamed “Gurth”, 1932 sold to Moller, Shanghai renamed “Winnifried Moller”, 1933 sold renamed “Hwah Chong”, 1938 sold renamed “Asian”, 1942 requisitioned for Liner Division, managed by BI, 1943 lost in collision with “Harmatris” off Ceylon]


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30 April 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.26, Long -8.33

2.43am: Altered course West, log 81, keeping station on SS

4.25am: Closed with SS “Eir”

4.30am: Seaboat left for examination

5.05am: Seaboat returned & hoisted

5.15am: Course S69E, 69 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes. Streamed log 96

8.50am: Altered course SExS to intercept SS. Ceased zigzag, log 38 1/3

9.20am: Stopped to examine SS “Newa”, log hauled in

9.30am: Seaboat left

9.58am: Seaboat returned. Proceeded NE, log streamed. Signalling HMS “Virginian”. Full Speed

5.15pm: Stopped zigzag

9.30pm: Altered course N27E, log 95. Reduced to 69 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 4


[ed. note: a steamer “Newa” is mentioned in “American rights & British pretensions on the seas; the facts and the documents, official and other, bearing upon the present attitude of Great Britain toward the commerce of the United States. The Facts and the Documents, Official and Other, Bearing upon the Present Attitude of Great Britain toward the Commerce of the United States. Compiled, with introductory memoranda, by William Bayard Hale, New York, Robert M. McBride & Company, 1915, Chapter 81 page 59.

https://archive.org/details/americanrightsbr00halerich]



LOGS FOR MAY 1915


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[Jos P Kieran signs May 1915 log as Navigating Officer]

[H Edwards signs May 1915 log as Captain]

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[Barometer: Aneroid]


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1 May 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.5, Long -12.0

6.0am: Altered course to S22W, zigzag 3 points, steering Compass S25W

3.45pm: Signalling HMS “India”. General Quarters

8.0pm: Ceased zigzag

Number on sick list: 5


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2 May 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.95, Long -14.0

10.0am: Observed Iceland on port bow N30W

Number on sick list: 5


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3 May 1915

At Sea

Lat 64.18, Long -13.9

3.15pm: Observed HMS “Alsatian”

3.50pm: Took station on “Alsatian” SE 1 mile

4.0pm: Seeking (Keeping) station on “Alsatian”, Full Speed

5.55pm: Altered course to board “Alsatian”, log in, revs as required

6.0pm: Stopped

6.10pm: Boat left for “Alsatian”

6.30pm: Seaboat returned. Proceeded Full Speed, S43W, log streamed 92.5

Number on sick list: 1


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4 May 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.88, Long -13.16

11.30am: Passed Steam trawler H 661 “Electra” of Hull

Pm: Taking casts with lead

Number on sick list: 3


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5 May 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.53, Long -12.58

3.45am: Sighted the land bearing N19W, log 46.7

11.0pm: Altered course S35W to intercept SS, log 71.0

Number on sick list: 3


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6 May 1915

At Sea

Lat 64.25, Long -14.21

0.25am: Steam Trawler “Jon Forsete” [RE 108] of Reykjavik, Iceland. Allowed to proceed

6.10am: Trawler “Electra” H 661

6.20am: Trawler “Quail” GY 215

9.30am: Abandon ship stations

11.20am: Osterhous N5W, Westerhous N49E

Number on sick list: 3


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7 May 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.36, Long -12.93

9.30am: Slow

9.40am: Stop. Boarded steam trawler “Canton” Hull

10.0am: Hoisted boat

10.05am: Streamed log 39.6, 63 revs, altered course N64E

10.30am: Challenged HMS “Alcantara”

10.30am: “Alcantara” carrying out Gun practice

Number on sick list: 4


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8 May 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.60, Long -12.60

3.55am: Sighted SS to SW, altered course to intercept her. Full Speed S11W, log 37.4

4.15am: Closed with Russian SS “Kursk”, New York to Arkangel

1.0pm: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

3.55pm: Sighted HMS “Digby” and HMS “Alsatian”

4.50pm: Took station on HMS “Alsatian”

5.06pm: Stopped

5.30pm: Transferred “Carribean” crew to “Digby”

5.35pm: Hoisted seaboat & proceeded N39W, 69 revs, log 87

Number on sick list: 4


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9 May 1915

At Sea

Lat 64.06, Long -16.63

4.20 to 5.15pm: Examined Trawlers RE 134 - GY 505 - “St Noumandis” (French) - RE 155. Course & speed various. Passed Trawlers RE 108 - RE 152 RE 156 - GY 219

Number on sick list: 4


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10 May 1915

At Sea

Lat 64.18, Long -13.90

3.0am: Wind hauled to NNE

5.20am: Examined ST GY 292

Am: Examined Trawlers GY 292, FD 173, A 173, RE 152, 103, 343, 661, GY 219, RE 153, H 356, H 110, RE 156, RE 108

11.0pm: Zigzag 3 points

Number on sick list: 4


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11 May 1915

At Sea

Lat 61.93, Long -10.46

Am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

8.50am: Hauled in log. Circled round object in Water. Engines as required

9.0am: Proceeded 63 revs, log streamed

6.0am: Observed trawler ahead in Faeroes Bank

6.08pm: Altered course S35E to intercept steam trawler (GY 645), log 63

7.40pm: Altered course SE, log 66.5, to intercept SS

8.55pm: Reduced to 48 revs. Intercepted Swedish SS “Sven” - prize crew on board from HMS “Patuca”. Allowed her to proceed

9.0pm: Set course S11E, log 85, revs 63, zigzag as before

Number on sick list: 3


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12 May 1915

At Sea

Lat 59.50, Long -7.0

3.50am: Observed SS bound East

4.30am: Closed with SS “Gunhild”. Prize crew on board

4.40am: Set course 63 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes, log 70

6.50am: Observed Sulisker Island bearing S5W, log 98

7.20am: Observed North Rona Island bearing S35E, altered course S12W, log 34, zigzag as before

3.10pm: Sulisker bearing N72E, 9 miles, log 101

5.30pm: Observed Butt of Lewis S45W

6.45pm: Sighted HMS “Duke of Cornwall”

9.15pm: Stopped, hauled in log. Awaiting arrivals of prize crews

10.29pm: All prize on board & proceeded SxE, Full Speed, log streamed

Number on sick list: 7



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13 May 1915

At Sea

Lat 59.33, Long -7.0

2.0am: Commenced zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

2.15am: Butt of Lewis S55W, dist 15 miles, altered course N68W, log 42. Guns crews fell out

7.0am: Signalled “E. M. Douglas”* Danish

10.50am: Observed HMS “Columbella”

11.20am: Altered course towards her, Full Speed, zigzag stopped

11.30am: Challenged HMS “Columbella”

11.40am: Log in

11.50am: Closed

11.55am: Boat arrived alongside for prize crew

Noon: Prize crew left ship

0.10pm: Full Speed, course N22E, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes. Log streamed

1.0pm: Signalled HMS “Hilary”

3.50pm: Altered course N65E, revs 69. Ceased zigzag. Signalling HMS “Patia”

4.0pm: Log hauled in. Reduced speed

4.10pm: Prize crews left for “Patia”

4.25pm: Full Speed ahead

7.20pm: Observed “Virginian” bearing West

7.50pm: Hauled in log. Closed with “Virginian”

8.05pm: Boat sent for prize crews. Lowered seaboat. Sent prize of “India” aboard “Virginian”

8.25pm: Seaboat returned & hoisted

8.30pm: Full Speed, log streamed 49.3

9.0pm: Observed Sydero Island bearing North

9.30pm: Challenged HMS “Patuca”

9.55pm: Closed. Log in

10.0pm: Boat arrived for prize crew

10.10pm: Course N53E, log 64.3, revs 69

Number on sick list: 6


[ed. note: misspelt for “E.M. Dalgas”, built 1898: http://www.jmarcussen.dk/maritim/skibsliste/side.php?id=7260]


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14 May 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.25, Long -9.09

4.15pm: Observed land ahead

4.25am: Lille Dinon bearing N89W, dist 10 miles, log 37

5.35am: Store Dinon bearing N29E, dist 2 miles, log 51

5.50am: Zigzag 3 points

11.15am: Sighted “Teutonic”

11.45am: Log in. Log 32.4

11.55am: Stopped engines

Noon: Boat alongside for prize crew

0.05pm: Revs 63, course N4W. Log streamed, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

3.10pm: Challenged HMS “Alsatian”, course N20E, log 74. Ceased zigzag

4.15pm: Log hauled in 79.4

4.31pm: Stopped

4.36pm: Seaboat left for HMS “Alsatian”

4.47pm: Seaboat returned

5.0pm: Proceeded Full Speed, log streamed, N34W. Keeping station

5.35pm: Proceeded N36W, log 88

8.20pm: 69 revs, zigzag 3 points

Number on sick list: 5


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15 May 1915

At Sea

Lat 64.01, Long -13.38

2.45am: Altered course S19E, log 5. Sighted land ahead (Iceland)

9.45am: Sighted land ahead

10.45am: Altered course N20W, log 105.7, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

1.30pm: Altered course S74W. Full Speed. Error 4° W, log 37.3

11.10pm: Altered course S44E, log 78

Number on sick list: 5


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16 May 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.15, Long -13.45

6.0am: Altered course N43E, log 78, revs 69. Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

9.40am: Stopped

9.45am: Proceeded 69 revs. Ceased zigzag

10.0am: Course various examining trawlers

11.05am: Resumed course N43E, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes, 69 revs, log 38.5

6.30pm: Altered course S70E, log 27.6 in pursuit of SS. 69 revs, ceased zigzag

8.02pm: Revs 63, altered course N28W, log 48, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 5


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17 May 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.88, Long -13.08

7.20am: Altered course to close SS “Pluto”

7.50am: Lowered boat to examine

8.30am: Seaboat returned & hoisted

8.35am: Proceeded NE keeping station on SS, revs 63, log 78

9.50am: Set course N19W, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes, 63 revs, log 90

10.30am: Altered course N10W, log 97.3, revs 69. Ceased zigzag

11.50am: Altered course to intercept SS N20E, log 13.3

3.33pm: Altered course SExE, examining Trawlers, log 56.6

4.20pm: Altered course S17E, revs 63, log 67, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

5.20pm: Altered course ExN to examine trawlers, log 78.3

Number on sick list: 4


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18 May 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.36, Long -11.54

1.0am: Signalled HMS “Alsatian”

1.32am: Log 64, altered course S20E, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

7.0am: Replied to challenge from “Alsatian”

2.10pm: Altered course South to intercept SS, log 99, Full Speed

8.20pm: Altered course WxN to close with trawler

Number on sick list: 4


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19 May 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.3, Long -11.7

Am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

8.30am: Revs 69, observed smoke on horizon, altered course towards same, log 102.5

2.32pm: Altered course to close trawler

Number on sick list: 4


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20 May 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.98, Long -13.56

2.40am: Signalled HMS “Alsatian”

8.0am: Altered course S54W, log 52.5. Ceased zigzag

8.40pm: Changed Patent logs

Number on sick list: 4


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21 May 1915

At Sea

Lat 57.0, Long -15.0

[ed. note: soundings taken from 8.0am to 5.0pm]

6.20pm: 69 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

10.30pm: Revs 56. Ceased zigzag

Number on sick list: 3


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22 May 1915

At Sea

Lat 55.88, Long -7.7

3.30am: Revs 63, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

3.40am: Altered course S40E to intercept SS. Ceased zigzag

4.20am: Altered course S68E, log 20.5. Closed with Danish SS

4.40am: Resumed zigzag

[ed. note: soundings taken from 8.0am to 2.0pm]

10.0am: Stopped. Sunk floating mine. Proceeded 49 revs

10.20am: Stopped. Exploded floating mine. Proceeded 49 revs & stopped zigzag

2.0pm: Cast lead. Bottom at 28 fths, P.L. 40.5. Observed land ahead. Oversay Island Lt Ho S25E (Comp)

2.20pm: Altered course S29E, P.L. 44.5, zigzag 4 points every 10 minutes, revs 74

5.0pm: Courses various. Signalled HMS “Patuca”

Pm: Signalled patrol vessel N° 991 “Vale of Lenox”

9.30pm: Altered course S29E, P.L. 42. Ceased zigzag

10.20pm: Abeam Mull of Cantyre Lt Ho, dist ¾ mile, P.L. 56.0

Number on sick list: 3


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23 May 1915

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

1.25am: Holy Island abeam, P.L. 100

2.15am: Little Cumbrae abeam, P.L. 12; altered course to N31E

3.0am: Pilot boarded off Toward Point. P.L. taken in. Guns unloaded & crews falled out

3.30am: Clock Lt Ho abeam

6.15am: Entered Princes Dock

7.0am: Arrived at Berth N° 31, Princes Dock

10.45am: Landed church party of 85 men

0.30pm: Church Party returned

Number on sick list:


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24 May 1915

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship and preparing to go into dry dock

7.0am: Removed ship into N° 3 Dry Dock

10.0am: Hands employed refitting boat falls

1.15pm: Hands employed serveying cable


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25 May 1915

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

9.0am: Hands employed painting & as required

1.15pm: Hands employed painting ship & as required


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26 May 1915

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

Am: Hands employed cleaning ship & cleaning out chain lockers

9.15am: Hands employed painting ship & cleaning out chain lockers


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27 May 1915

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.45am: Hands employed making ship ready for leaving Dry Dock

9.45am: Left N° 3 Dry Dock. Arrived at Berth 28 Princes Dock

3.30pm: Hands employed rigging after derricks


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28 May 1915

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

6.15am: Hands employed painting ship’s side & as required

5.0pm: Watch on board employed getting provisions on board


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29 May 1915

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

2.30am: Shifted ship from Coaling Wharf to N° 6 Princes Dock

8.45am: Hands employed & provisioning ship

Pm: Hands to make and mend clothes


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30 May 1915

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning mess deck, etc

10.30am: Landed Church party of 31 men

10.45am: One Officer joined ship

0.45pm: Church party returned on board


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31 May 1915

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

6.0am: Hands employed washing decks & painting ship’s side

9.0am: Hands employed painting ship’s side

1.30pm: Hands employed painting ship’s side & provisioning ship



LOGS FOR JUNE 1915


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[Jos P Kieran signs June 1915 log as Navigating Officer]

[H Edwards signs June 1915 log as Captain]

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[Barometer: Aneroid]


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1 June 1915

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

6.15am: Hands employed as required

7.0am: Liberty men returned on board

8.15am: P.O. Lambourne returned on board with 2 ratings (1 sick ashore & 1 absentee)

9.0am: Prize crew of HMS “Hilary” left for HMS “Ambrose”

1.30pm: Hands employed preparing ship for sea

2.30pm: Pilot on board. Singled up

3.45pm: Left berth. Tugs fast fore & aft

3.55pm: Arrived in basin

4.05pm: Entered river

4.45pm: Passed Yarrow

5.37pm: Passed Dumbarton Rock

6.30pm: Ship anchored

9.0pm: Rang stand by & hove short anchor

9.30pm: Anchor aweigh

9.35pm: Proceeded 69 revs

9.45pm: Full Speed

9.58pm: Passed Clock Lt & streamed P.L.

10.20pm: Passed Skelmorlie Lt

11.0pm: Cumbrae abeam, P.L. 13.3, altered course S16W, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

11.30pm: Ceased zigzag

11.55pm: Holy Island abeam

Number on sick list: 1


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2 June 1915

At Sea

Lat 56.9, Long -8.1

0.18am: Pladda Island Lt abeam

1.30am: Commenced zigzag 3 points

2.12am: Altered course N53W, P.L. 57 miles, Sanda Island Lt abeam

2.50am: Altered course N29W, P.L. 65 miles, Mull of Cantyre abeam, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

5.25am: Oversay Island, P.L. 100, altered course to N8W, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

8.30am: Skerrie Vore Lt abeam, P.L. 43 miles

10.19am: Barra Hd Lt bearing N35E, P.L. 66.7

11.0am: Barra Head abeam, dist 8 ½ miles, P. L. 75.4

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Warrant N° 34 read

5.20pm: Altered course to North, P.L. 56.5, observed Soar Island

Pm: Between 10 & 11pm P.L. carried away. Streamed new one

Midnight: Challenged HMS “Mantua”

Number on sick list: 3


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3 June 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.03, Long -11.0

Am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

Am: Patent Log line carried away in 1st watch

5.0am: Altered course N23E, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes, P.L. 94.5. Signalled HMS “Patuca”

6.30am: Signalled HMS “Columbella”

8.30am: Signalled HMS “Patuca”

11.10am: Signalled HMS “Columbella”

7.15pm: Full Speed, altered course E/N. Ceased zigzag, P.L. 69

7.30pm: Signalled HMS “Andes”. Reduced to 69 revs, altered course to S2E, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

10.50pm: Altered course S3E, P.L. 15 miles, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 4


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4 June 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.26, Long -11.0

8.0am: Altered course to N3E, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

8.40pm: Altered course to NE/E. Ceased zigzag. Full Speed, P.L. 80

9.0pm: Examined Trawler “Phoebe” of Fleetwood, altered course to North, zigzag as before. Reduced to 69 revs, P.L. 84.5

Number on sick list: 3


4ef4f79ee53e0a0c91002db6: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-44344/ADM 53-44344-061_1.jpg)


5 June 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.36, Long -11.13

8.0am: Altered course to North, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

11.0pm: Altered course S1E, zigzag as before

Number on sick list: 3


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6 June 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.35, Long -11.06

2.0am: North [zigzag] 3 points every 10 minutes, P.L. 41.5

10.30am: Church

5.0pm: S1E, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes, P.L. 30.0

Number on sick list: 3


4ef4f79ee53e0a0c91002db8: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-44344/ADM 53-44344-062_1.jpg)


7 June 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.33, Long -11.05

2.0am: Altered course N2E, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

4.0am: Altered course to intercept trawler. Full Speed. Ceased zigzag, P.L. 72.5

4.40am: Allowed Trawler “Conisbro Castle” of Grimsby to proceed

11.20am: Wind S/E mist cleared

Number on sick list: 4


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8 June 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.16, Long -11.05

9.15am: Divisions, prayers, bedding aired

10.55am: Altered course to S1E, P.L. 55, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

10.45pm: Altered course to S2E, P.L. 103, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 3


4ef4f79ee53e0a0c91002dba: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-44344/ADM 53-44344-063_1.jpg)


9 June 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.26, Long -11.0

Am: From 0.30 to 3.45 Wind veered from SE to WNW

11.15am: Altered course to South, P.L. 57.8, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

3.0pm: Signalled HMS “Columbella”

Number on sick list: 4


4ef4f79ee53e0a0c91002dbb: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-44344/ADM 53-44344-064_0.jpg)


10 June 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.35, Long -12.13

1.20am: Signalled HMS “Patuca” examining Norwegian SS “Vesta”

2.0am: Altered course to N1E, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes, P.L. 43

9.30am: Abandon ship stations

7.37pm: Altered course S20E to intercept steam trawler, P.L, 65.5

8.0am: Inspected Trawler “Queen Alexandra” of Fleetwood, and allowed her to proceed

11.30pm: Passed Trawler “Queen Alexandra”, bound North

Number on sick list: 4


[SS “Vesta” is reported as SS “Velsa” in HMS “Patuca” June 10th 1915 logs: http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-54673/ADM%2053-54673-008_0.jpg]


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11 June 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.31, Long -11.1

9.15am: Divisions & Prayers

9.30am: General Quarters

Number on sick list: 5


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12 June 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.33, Long -11.06

11.50am: Altered course to East signalling HMS “Cedric”. Increased to Full Speed

9.40pm: Signalled HMS “Cedric”

Number on sick list: 6


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13 June 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.26, Long -11.1

4.0pm: Evening Quarters

Number on sick list: 5


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14 June 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.36, Long -11.1

9.30am: Exercised collision mat stations

2.35pm: Challenged HMS “Patuca”

3.0pm: Observed Norwegian sailing ship “Vigo

3.40pm: Challenged HMS “Patia”

4.0pm: Proceeded to examine S. “Vigo”: Lat 59 20N, Log 10 15W

4.16pm: Stopped. P.L. hauled in

4.20pm: Boat left ship

4.50pm: Boat returned

5.05pm: Proceeded Full Speed, S4E, streamed P.L. Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

8.40pm: Altered course N1E, zigzag 4 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 6


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15 June 1915

At Sea

Lat 58.88, Long -10.83

2.30am: Altered course N1E, P.L. 72.6. Reduced to 69 revs, zigzag 4 points every 10 minutes

10.30pm: Altered course N55W to intercept Danish SS “Pandang”

11.0pm: Stopped. P.L. hauled in

11.10pm: Lowered seaboat and sent away prize crew. Lieut Owens RNR & 5 ratings. Lat 59 2N, Long 11 0W

11.35pm: Seaboat returned

11.40pm: P.L. streamed, S2E, 69 revs

Number on sick list: 7


[Danish SS “Pandang”: perhaps misspelt for SS “Pangan”: built 1909, by Barclay, Curle & Co. in Glasgow, http://www.jmarcussen.dk/maritim/skibsliste/side.php?id=9974]


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16 June 1915

At Sea

Lat 58.9, Long -10.76

4.10am: Observed SS on port bow. Altered course towards her, Full Speed

4.30am: Reduced to 69 revs. Course again. HMS “Cedric” SS observed

7.20am: P.L. 35.5. Observed smoke to westward, altered course towards same. Full Speed

7.55am: Returned to Course, 69 revs, zigzag as before

11.0am: Altered course S3E, zigzag 4 points every 10 minutes. P.L. 82

6.30pm: Observed vessel to Southward, altered course towards her, Full Speed. P.L. 75.5

6.50pm: Hauled in P.L. 82.4

6.55pm: Stopped. Intercepted Danish Schooner “Rolf” of Marstal, Runcorn to Iceland. Cargo Salt

6.57pm: Sent away seaboat

7.30pm: Seaboat returned, ordered “Rolf” to proceed

7.32pm: Proceeded 69 revs, P.L. 82.4 streamed

8.05pm: Reduced to Slow, course various examining Danish SS “Waldimir Sawin

9.05pm: Sent away seaboat

9.50pm: Boat returned. Signalled HMS “Cedric”. Keeping station with steamer

Midnight: Sent away seaboat with Sub Lt Paterson & prize crew of 5 ratings, to take ship into Liverpool. Position. Lat 48 43N, Long 10 51W

Number on sick list: 7


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17 June 1915

At Sea

Lat 58.86, Long -10.75

0.30am: Seaboat returned, revs 69, streamed P.L. 89, altered course S30E

3.15am: Altered course N40E to intercept SS, P.L. 20

3.45am: Signalled SS “Danubian” (British) from S Shields to Sabine, in ballast

5.45am: Challenged HMS “Virginian”

7.0am: Challenged HMS “Victorian”

8.0am: Altered course N3E, zigzag 4 points every 10 minutes

3.15pm: Increased Full Speed. Signalled HMS “Patuca”

Midnight: Altered course N75E. Reduced 69 revs. Zigzag 4 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 5


4ef4f79ee53e0a0c91002dc3: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-44344/ADM 53-44344-068_0.jpg)


18 June 1915

At Sea

Lat 59.71, Long -10.8

1.0am: Altered course S3E, zigzag 4 points every 10 minutes. P.L. 80.5

4.30am: Observed HMS “Cedric”

4.45am: Challenged her

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Read warrant N° 36

4.0pm: Altered course N45E to intercept SS. Full Speed

4.50pm: Allowed SS “Pioneer” with armed guard to proceed. Altered course S20W, 69 revs, zigzag as before

Number on sick list: 5


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19 June 1915

At Sea

Lat 59.35, Long -10.75

3.48am: Observed SS on Port bow. Altered course NW/N to intercept her, P.L. 17.3. Full Speed

4.15am: Stopped

4.50am: Boat left ship with armed guard of 5 men & Sub Lt Jenkins, RNR, to board Danish SS “Oscar II”. Lat 59 22N, Long 10 5[?]W

5.25am: Boat returned

5.40am: Proceeded S64E, P.L. 24, revs 69

6.0am: Altered course S3E, P.L. 28.5, zigzag 4 points every 10 minutes

7.50pm: Seaboat lowered to board SS “Corona”, Norwegian: Lat 59 6N, Long 10 24W

Number on sick list: 7


4ef4f79ee53e0a0c91002dc5: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-44344/ADM 53-44344-069_0.jpg)


20 June 1915

At Sea

Lat 59.33, Long -10.71

3.0am: Examined trawler “Queen Alexandra” of Hull

3.25am: Intercepted Norwegian SS “Fimreite

3.35am: Boat left ship with Lt Com Burden-Smith to examine “Fimreite”

4.18am: Boat returned. Lat 59 18N, Long 11 1W

4.30am: Altered course N49E, P.L. 2 miles, revs 69. Gave vessel her Long and allowed her to proceed

6.50pm: Observed sailing vessel, altered course towards her. P.l. 81.5

7.25pm: Reduced speed & closed with S “Hathomes” of Norway. Allowed her to proceed

7.40pm: Altered course S61W, zigzag 4 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 6


[S “Hathomes”: perhaps misspelt for Stålbark “Hatholmen”, built 1888: https://www.sjohistorie.no/no/skip/13013/]


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21 June 1915

At Sea

Lat 59.86, Long -11.21

8.0am: Altered course North. Zigzag 4 points every 10 minutes

9.15am: Divisions & Prayers. Target practice till 11.20[am] with 1” aiming tube. Log hauled in, 63 revs & ceased zigzag

11.20am: Set course North, streamed log

11.30am: Observed SS on Starboard bow, altered course to intercept her. P.L. 72, Full Speed

11.45am: Challenged HMS “Oropesa”

Number on sick list: 4


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22 June 1915

At Sea

Lat 59.85, Long -11.21

5.05pm: Passed Norwegian SS “Stat” Iceland to Barcelona. Altered course S2E

8.20pm: Passed SS “Stat” bound SE

Number on sick list: 3


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23 June 1915

At Sea

Lat 59.86, Long -11.2

9.15am: Divisions & Prayers

9.30am: Exercised Action Stations

Number on sick list: 4


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24 June 1915

At Sea

Lat 59.85, Long -11.15

9.15am: Division & Prayers

9.30am: Abandon ship stations

1.50pm: Altered course N1E, P.L. 100, zigzag 4 points every 10 minutes

3.15am: Altered course N45E to intercept SS. Full Speed

3.55pm: Boat left to board SS “Nordcap”, Danish

4.15pm: Boat returned. Allowed her to proceed

4.15pm: Signalled HMS “Changuinola”

5.45pm: Signalled HMS “Ebro”

6.12pm: P.L. hauled in

6.25pm: “Ebro” closed & sent boat with letters

6.40pm: Proceeded 69 revs, P.L. streamed

9.55pm: Passed HMS “Ebro”

Number on sick list: 4


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25 June 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.5, Long -11.0

2.10am: Altered course N1E, P.L: 39.5. Zigzag 4 points every 10 minutes

8.0am: Observed SS ahead

8.20am: Signalled HMS “Oropresa”

8.30am: HMS “Oropesa” closed

8.32am: Stop. P.L. hauled in 20.3. Boat sent with Ratings to “Hildebrand”

8.47am: Proceeded 69 revs

10.45am: Sighted HMS “Caesarea”. Stopped zigzag, P.L. 44

11.0am: Challenged HMS “Cesarea”, altered course East

11.16m: P.L. taken in. Closed “Cesarea” & stopped. Port & Starboard boats sent away for Prize crews

11.45am: Sea boats returned & hoisted

Noon: Proceeded 69 revs, N76W, P.L. streamed, zigzag as before

0.30pm: Challenged HMS “Oropesa”

1.30pm: Altered course N/E. Increased to Full Speed, ceased zigzag to close HMS “Alcantara”

2.07pm: Stopped, P.L. hauled in 79 miles

2.35pm: “Alcantara’s” prize crew left. Proceeded N7E, Full Speed, P.L. streamed

4.05pm: Observed HMS “Orotava”, altered course towards her. P.L. 101.7. Challenged & reply

4.40pm: Stopped. P.L. hauled in 95. Sent away armed guard

5.05pm: Proceeded Full Speed, N7E, P.L. streamed

5.40pm: Observed HMS “Andes”. Challenged & received reply

6.15pm: Stopped. Hauled in P.L. Sent away seaboat

6.35pm: Seaboat returned

6.40pm: Full Speed, course N12E, streamed P.L.

9.20pm: Challenged HMS “Motagua”

9.44pm: Stopped. P.L. taken in 70 miles. “Motagua” closed & sent boat for prize crew

10.0pm: Proceeded N6E, 69 revs P.L. streamed, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 4


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26 June 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.51, Long -13.96

2.0am: Signalled HMS “Hilary”

5.10am: Signalled HMS “Hilary”

10.0am: Altered course N4E, P.L. 24.5, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

10.15am: Altered course S75E, P.L. 28 miles, to intercept trawler

10.47am: Stopped

10.50am: Examined GY 1084 “Egret” of Grimsby: reported sighting submarine 64 miles NNW of Dunnet Head

10.55am: Proceeded N4E, P.L. 37

1.0pm: Observed Iceland ahead

3.0pm: Altered course South, P.L. 88 miles, zigzag 4 points every 10 minutes

10.30pm: Observed Land ahead. Closed up Guns Crews

Number on sick list: 5


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27 June 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.85, Long -14.33

1.0am: Altered course South, P.L. 16.5, zigzag 4 points every 10 minutes

8.30am: Sighted SS to NW

8.40am: Altered course towards her. P.L. 14.9, Full Speed

9.04am: N30W, P.L. 19.8, Half Speed

9.20am: Stopped

9.45am: Seaboat went away with armed guard of 5 ratings, Sub Lt Jenkins, RNR, in charge to Norwegian SS “Kong Haakon” with orders to proceed to Kirkwall. Lat 62 43N, Long 14 40W

10.15am: Seaboat returned. Proceeded 69 revs

10.20am: P.L. streamed 23

10.30am: Altered course N45E, P.L. 25, zigzag as before

3.02pm: Altered course West in pursuit of Dutch trawler. Closed up Guns crews

4.12pm: Closed with Dutch Trawler “Oceaan III”. Log taken in 98 miles

4.05pm: Seaboat away to examine trawler, Lt Owens. Lat 63 10N, Long 14 0W

4.37pm: Seaboat returned & hoisted, vessel allowed to proceed

4.40pm: Proceeded N23E, P.L. streamed, zigzag 4 points every 10 minutes

8.15pm: Altered course N85W to intercept trawler “Ostrich” H 729

Number on sick list: 5


[ed note: Dutch Trawler “Oceaan III”: IJM 93: http://www.scheveningen-haven.nl/info/schepen/index_ijm.php?nummer=93&lijst=75&af=IJM]


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28 June 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.25, Long -13.66

2.0am: Altered course N4E, P.L. 115 miles, zigzag 4 points every 10 minutes

5.35am: Passed Danish Sailing Trawler T.G. 541

9.30am: Collision Mat stations

6.0pm: Passed Sailing Trawler “Kristine” of Vaag

7.16pm: Observed smoke SSE, steered for same. Full Speed, P.L. 35

7.55pm: Closed St Trawler “Bombay” GY 247, 69 revs

8.10pm: Closed Trawler “Monarch” of Grimsby

Number on sick list: 6


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29 June 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.16, Long -11.05

1.50am: Passed sailing trawler “Kristine”

3.0am: Altered course S1E, P.L. 34.3, zigzag 4 points every 10 minutes

8.30 to 9.0am: Examined Trawler “Virgillia” GY 1200 & Norwegian Whaler “S Joblomsben” of Aalesund

9.0am: Course N4E, P.L: 15 miles

7.33pm: Altered course WS to intercept trawler

7.55pm: P.L. taken in

8.0pm: Seaboat went away with Lt Hobson, RNR, to examine Dutch Trawler “Odin Ymuiden” IJM 168. Lat 63 24N, Long 14 2W

8.15pm: Seaboat returned & hoisted. Vessel allowed to proceed. P.L. streamed. Proceeded N11E, zigzag as before

Number on sick list: 5


*

[ed. note: misspelt for Trawler “Virgilia” GY 1200: http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?62025]

[ed. note: Dutch Trawler “Odin”, IJmuiden, IJM 168: http://www.scheveningen-haven.nl/info/schepen/index_ijm.php?nummer=93&lijst=75&af=IJM]


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30 June 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.53, Long -13.96

4.0am: Altered course N4E, P.L. 51.2. Zigzag 4 points every 10 minutes

9.30am: Hands employed painting ship

6.35pm: Challenged HMS “Hilary”

Number on sick list: 2



LOGS FOR JULY 1915


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[Barometer: Aneroid]


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1 July 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.33, Long -12.36

1.20am: Challenged HMS “Otway”

9.35am: Challenged HMS “Oropesa”

11.25am: Observed vessel on Starboard beam, proceeded Full Speed towards her

11.35am: Observed drifter fishing with nets out. Resumed course & 69 revs

2.10pm: Observed HMS “Arlanza”

3.0pm: Passed Norwegian full rigged ship “Hippalos” bound West

11.0pm: Altered course S10W, P.L. 97.5, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 2


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2 July 1915

At Sea

Lat 56.61, Long -8.95.

2.30am: Passed object, apparently a mine, 40 yards on Starboard side. Lat 57 46N, Long 11 18W

4.0am: Altered course S9W. Ceased zigzag

6.0am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes. Guns crews closed up, doubled Lookouts

11.45am: Ceased zigzag for soundings

Noon: Signalled HMS “Ambrose” bound outward

7.0pm: Observed Oversay Lt Ho, P.L. 75

8.07pm: Oversay Lt Ho abeam 2 miles, P.L. 89

9.10am: Signalled TBD “Swift”

10.30pm: Signalled TBD “Phaeton”

11.07pm: Full Speed. Sanda Island abeam 2 miles

Number on sick list: 2


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3 July 1915

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

1.0am: Holy Island abeam 2 ½ miles, P.L. 62

1.55am: Cumbrae Island abeam 1 mile, P.L. 75 miles

2.50am: Passed through boom defence

3.10am: Pilot boarded off Clock

4.10am: Passed Dumbarton Rk

4.55am: Renfrew

5.25am: Govan

5.40am: Arrived at Princes Dock

6.10am: Alongside tip

6.20am: Finished with engines

6.30am: Hands employed stowing away ammunition

9.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship & as required


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4 July 1915

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

2.45am: Called hands to shift ship

10.40am: Church Party landed 16 men

Noon: Church Party returned

Number on sick list: 1


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5 July 1915

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

6.0am: Hands employed painting ship’s side

9.0am: Hands employed painting ship’s side & as required

1.15pm: Hands employed painting & as required

Number on sick list: 2


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6 July 1915

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

6.0am: Hands employed painting ship

7.45am: Prize crew of 5 men returned on board

1.30pm: Hands employed in painting & as required

8.30pm: Shifted berth

Number on sick list: 1


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7 July 1915

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship

10.30am: Prize crew of 5 men returned on board

1.30pm: Hands employed cleaning ship and as required

Number on sick list: 1

[ed. note: Coal received: 1820 tons]


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8 July 1915

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.0am: Hands employed painting ship’s side & as required

1.30pm: Hands employed painting ship & as required

Number on sick list: 1


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9 July 1915

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

Am: Hands employed cleaning ship & painting

8.45am: Hands employed painting ship & as required

9.0am: Landed escort

10.03am: Escort returned with prisoner

1.30pm: Hands employed painting ship & as required

5.0pm: Watch employed getting in stores

Number on sick list: 1


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10 July 1915

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

0.45am: Assistant Paymaster joined ship

6.0am: Hands employed holystoning gun decks & as required

8.45am: Hands employed cleaning ship & as required

9.0am: Escort landed

11.40am: Escort returned on board with prisoner

1.0pm: Hands make & mend clothes

4.40pm: Ammunition replaced on deck

6.50pm: Tugs arrived alongside

7.35pm: Singled up moorings & gangway boarded

7.50pm: Left wharf

8.0pm: Arrived Basin

8.10pm: Entered river

8.40pm: Passed Yarrow

9.50pm: Passed Dumbarton Rk

10.35pm: Arrived Tail of Bank

10.53pm: Stopped, Pilot left ship

11.18pm: Proceeded 69 revs

11.30pm: Clock Lt Ho abeam

11.33pm: Passed Boom Entrance. P.L. streamed

11.54pm: Passed Skelmorlie Buoy

Number on sick list: 1


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11 July 1915

At Sea

Lat 56.16, Long -7.3

0.30am: Little Cumbrae Lt abeam, P.L. 13. Altered course S17W

1.22am: Holy Island abeam, P.L. 24

1.40am: Passed HMS “Columbella” & “Hilary” bound in

1.47am: Pladda Lt abeam, P.L. 30, dist 4 ½ miles

2.0am: Altered course to S87W, Pladda Lt bearing N36W, P.L. 33

3.35am: Sanda Island abeam. Altered course N55W, P.L. 52.6, zigzag 2 points

4.03am: Altered course N25W, P.L. 61.0, Mull of Cantyre abeam

5.35am: Altered course N70W, P.L. 78 miles, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

10.0am: Passed Steam Trawler bound South

11.35am: Skerryvore Lt Ho bearing N38E, P.L. 53 miles

2.55pm: Observed Barra Hd bearing N55E (Mag), P.L. 93.5

7.0pm: Passed red can buoy. Large amount weed attached

10.15pm: Altered course N17E, P.L. 82 miles. Ceased zigzag

Number on sick list: 1


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12 July 1915

At Sea

Lat 59.75, Long -11.0

1.10am: Altered course to intercept SS without lights

1.45am: Reduced speed & closed with SS “Polamhull” of West Hartlepool

1.50am: Proceeded N17E, Full Speed

10.15am: Altered course N27E, P.L. 40. Sighted SS steering to Northward, also “Oscar II” steering to Westward

11.0am: Challenged HMS “Virginian”

11.50am: Challenged HMS “Patia” steering to Southward

1.30pm: Challenged HMS “Mantua”

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Read warrants N° 37 & 38

5.05pm: Sighted HMS “Ambrose” & “Changuinola”, altered course N32E, P.L. 30 miles

5.20pm: Challenged “Changuinola”

5.30pm: Challenged “Ambrose”. Reduced 69 revs, P.L. 33 miles

5.35pm: Stopped. P.L. taken in. “Changuinola” & “Ambrose” closed. Transferred ratings to them

6.0pm: Proceeded N3E, 69 revs. P.L. streamed. Zigzag 3 points & Signalling HMS “Changuinola”

8.10pm: Finished signalling. Resumed straight course

10.30om: Signalled HMS “Otway”

10.50pm: Commenced to zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 0


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13 July 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.41, Long -13.91

2.30am: Challenged HMS “Andes”

6.0am: Challenged HMS “Digby”

6.45am: Altered course S4E, P.L. 81.4. Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

7.15am: Signalled “Digby” who reported interception of Norwegian Steam Coaster “Søndmøringen” of Aalsund

Noon: Altered course N30E to intercept schooner. Ceased zigzag

0.40pm: Intercepted Danish schooner “Vigilant

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Read warrants No 39 & 40

5.30pm: Altered course N35W to intercept SS bound West. Full Speed

6.0pm: Signalling Russian SS “Dwinsk

7.0pm: Finished signalling SS. Altered course S45E, 69 revs, no zigzag

9.0pm: Altered course N53E, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

9.50pm: Full Speed. Altered course NE ½ N. Ceased zigzag to intercept two Danish Steamer “Concordia”. P.L. 63.7 miles

Number on sick list: 0


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14 July 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.25, Long -13.75

9.30am: Exercised Action stations

11.30am: Observed steamer, altered course N22W to intercept her. Full Speed, P.L. 30.4

12.0am: Closed Norwegian whaler “Torypen”

2.47pm: Altered course S58W, P.L. 73 miles. Intercepted Steam trawler “Maggie Ross” of Aberdeen A 449

7.45pm: Altered course S22W. Ceased zigzag. Full Speed. Observed smoke on horizon

Number on sick list: 1


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15 July 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.08, Long -13.73

2.0am: Altered course N5E, P.L. 10.3, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

5.35am: Altered course S68E to intercept sailing vessel. P.L. 53.7 miles

6.16am: Stopped. P.L. hauled in. Sent away seaboat with Sub Lt Jenkins, RNR, to board “M Hay” of Marstal

6.50am: Seaboat returned & hoisted. Course S15W, 69 revs, P.L. streamed. Lat 63 13N, Long 13 26W

10.45am: Ceased to zigzag, P.L. 108 miles, Full Speed

1.0pm: Full Speed to intercept trawler

1.20pm: Stop and close Steam trawler “Audrey” H 854, Iceland to Hull. Boarded & examined Lt Crawford. Seaboat hoisted. Proceeded 69 revs & zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes. Log streamed. [Lat] 62.8N, [Long] 13 35W

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Read warrant N° 41

610pm: Altered course N56W, log 93.4 miles. Increased to Full Speed to intercept schooner

Number on sick list: 2


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16 July 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.41, Long -16.7

10.35am: Altered course N60E, Full Speed, P.L. 99. In pursuit of SS

0.20pm: Altered course North. P.L. 18. Chasing SS

0.40pm: Altered course S11W, HMS “Arlanza” going after SS

1.30pm: Reduced 69 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

2.15pm: Passed fishermans buoy with staff

7.0pm: Altered course NW/N ½ N. Ceased zigzag. Proceeded Full Speed pursuing SS

7.50pm: Closed with Norwegian SS “Minerva”. Stop. P.L. in. Examine SS

8.20pm: Proceeded S10E, 69 revs. Stream log

Number on sick list: 1


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17 July 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.48, Long -13.28

4.0am: Altered course S2E, zigzag 3 points in 10 minutes

10.40am: Altered course NE, Full Speed. Ceased zigzag to intercept trawler. P.L. 89 miles

0.05pm: Closed with steam trawlers “Endrecht I” and “II” of IJmuiden. Stopped and boarded them. Found all correct. Examined by Sub Lt Paterson

1.0pm: Proceeded course S25W

1.40pm: Closed with steam trawler “Florence Domby”, boarded and found all correct. Examined by Sub Lieut Jenkins

2.0pm: Proceeded

3.0pm: Closed with Russian SS “Koursk” New York to Archangel. Boarded and found all correct. Examined by Sub Lieut Jenkins

3.38pm. Proceeded course S26W, 69 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

10.0pm: Increased Full Speed. Ceased zigzag to intercept schooner

11.0pm: Stop board schooner “Emelie” of Thurso, log in 22.3. Sub Lieut Paterson examined

11.40pm: Proceeded S2E, 69 revs, log streamed

Number on sick list: 1


[“Endrecht II”: steam trawler “Eendracht II”: http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?127264]

[“Florence Domby”: misspelt steam trawler “Florence Dombey” http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?64251]


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18 July 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.43, Long -14.1

4.30am: Ceased zigzag to intercept trawler

4.50am: Examine British trawler “Bombay” GY 247

5.55am: Altered course S56W, P.L: 99 miles, to intercept trawler

6.15am: Examined British trawler “Honoria” Hull 325. Altered course S2E

8.0am: Altered course N4E, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

2.25pm: Ceased ZZ to intercept sailing ketch “Falkur” of Trangisvaag TG 304, log 5 miles

3.15pm: Continued zigzag 3 points in 10 minutes, S7E, P.L. 15.5

3.35pm: Altered course S9E. Ceased zigzag. Increased Full Speed to intercept SS

5.43pm: Altered course N80E, P.L. 46.5 miles to intercept steam trawler

6.45pm: Stop. Log hauled in. Boarded Dutch Trawler “Frieda”

7.10pm: Proceeded N40E to intercept sailing vessel. Stream log 6[?]

7.50pm: Observed sailing vessel “Confidence” of Denmark

Number on sick list: 1


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19 July 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.45, Long -14.0

4.0am: Altered course to S2E, zigzag 3 points in 10 minutes

9.15am: Divisions. Abandon ship stations

4.0pm: Altered course N7E. Ceased zigzag. Reduced to 58 revs. Evening Quarters. Read warrant N° 42

Number on sick list: 1


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20 July 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.2, Long -13.7

6.0pm: N67 ½ W, covering ventilators

6.10pm: Resumed course N8E, log 43 miles

Number on sick list: 3


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21 July 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.0, Long -13.51

4.40am: Challenged HMS “Hilary”, altered course S40W, log 46.8

5.10am: Closed “Hilary”, log hauled in. Away seaboat

5.45am: Proceed, log streamed, course S2E, 69 revs

Am: Cautioned Mr George A Roy Engineer RNR, temp, for absence without leave on 9th & 10th July /15 (Signed George A Roy)

1.18pm: Altered course to intercept SS, S65W, log 40.3

3.11pm: Stop. Log in

3.15pm: S/T “Tally Ho” (H 522) of Hull boarded by Sub Lieut Jenkins

3.40pm: Streamed log, proceeded 69 revs, course East

5.20pm: Altered course N6E, log 85.0 miles, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 3


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22 July 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.96, Long -13.45

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Read Warrants Nos 43 and 44

5.25pm: Altered course N15W intercept S/T, log 70. Increased Full Speed, various course

6.05pm: Stop. Examine S/T “Yorick” of Hull (H 49). Allowed her to proceed. Lat 62 38N, Long 13 18W

7.03pm: Altered course N10W to intercept trawler

7.20pm: Stop. Examine S/T “Cornelian” of Hull (H 506). Allowed her to proceed

Number on sick list: 3


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23 July 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.05, Long -13.41

11.45am: Challenged HMS “Andes”

8.20pm: Challenge HMS “Hilary”

Number on sick list: 3


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24 July 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.41, Long -13.91

1.30am: Observed SS ahead, Full Speed

1.45am: Closed S/T “Pericles” (H 131) boarded and examined by Lieut Crawford, log in

2.11am: Proceed N3E, 69 revs, stream log. Zigzag 3 points in 10 minutes

3.15am: Sight S/T, altered course NExE, log 77.5, Full Speed

4.0am: Course various, inspect S/T “Honoria” of Hull

11.55am: Altered course N56W, log 86.6. Full Speed to intercept SS

12.20pm: Stop. Boarded British S/T “Quail” of Grimsby GY 215

12.40pm: Ordered vessel to proceed, steered course S4E, Log 92.7, 69 revs. Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 3


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25 July 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.93, Long -13.16

5.30am: Observed SS bearing West, altered course N80W, log 2.3. Full Speed

6.25am: Close and stop SS “Czar”, New York to Archangel, boarded by Lieut Crawford

7.0am: Proceed S49E, Full Speed. Ceased zigzag. Streamed log

5.10pm: Altered course N38E, log 44 to intercept SS

5.45pm: Stop and board S/T “Bombay” GY 247, Sub Lieut Sharpe

6.15pm: Proceed N25E, 69 revs to intercept S/T. Stream log at 60

9.35pm: Altered course S35W. Increased Full Speed. Ceased zigzag, log 93.5 to intercept S/T

11.55pm: Stop. Log in 23.6

Midnight: Sub Lieut Paterson boarded S/T “St Clair” H 803. Allowed her to proceed

Number on sick list: 3


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26 July 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.86, Long -13.35

0.15am: Proceed 69 revs, log streamed at 24.0, altered course N70E

9.15am: Divisions and Prayers. Air bedding, Paint ship

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Abandon ship stations. Challenged HMS “Alsatian”. Read warrant N° 45

8.30pm: HMS “Virginian” passing North

Number on sick list: 4


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27 July 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.63, Long -13.05

3.05am: Altered course W/S ½ S to intercept SS. Full Speed

3.42am: N72W, log 67. Signal HMS “Arlanza”

4.05am: Boarded SS “Trondsheinsfjord”

4.45am: Armed guard Lieut Crawford and 5 ratings with orders for her to proceed to Kirkwall. SS from New York to Bergen. General Cargo

4.50am: Proceed 69 revs, course S14E, log streamed

6.50am: SS “Trondjheimsfjord” hull down bearing NExN

9.32am: Stop. Log in

9.35am: Drop target, proceed 69 revs

10.07am: Commence target practice

10.45am: Cease firing

10.40am: Stop. Pick up target

10.50am: Proceed 69 revs, steered course N2W, log streamed 28.3

4.0pm: Altered course N3E. Evening Quarters. Read Warrant N° 46

Number on sick list: 5


[ed. note: possibly misspelt for SS “Trondhjemsfjord” http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?123927. On July 28th, 1915, “Trondhjemsfjord”, on a voyage from New York to Bergen with general cargo, was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-41 (Claus Hansen), west of the Shetlands. There were no casualties]


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28 July 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.86, Long -13.33

9.15am: Divisions, Prayers and exercised action stations

4.15pm: Challenge HMS “India”

4.50pm: Stop, Log in. “India” closes and sends seaboat for documents

8.30pm: Observed Sailing vessel bearing N5W, altered course N10E to intercept her, log 91.0

9.0 to 9.20pm: Various courses. Sailing Trawler “Frida” of Trangisvaag (TG 546) has already been boarded by HMS “Andes”. Allowed her to proceed

Number on sick list: 3


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29 July 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.53, Long -13.35

2.45pm: Observed smoke bearing ENE, altered course N75E, log 21. Full Speed

4.0pm: 69 revs, altered course S60W. Evening Quarters. Read warrant N° 47

5.25pm: Log in. Board S/T “Macleay” of Hull, H 1022

6.0pm: Steered course North, 69 revs. Stream log 55.6. Trawler allowed to proceed

6.15pm: Log 58, altered course N30E to intercept trawler, 69 revs

6.45pm: Pass S/T “Braconmoor” A 164. Boarded by “Andes”. Course N5W, log 64, 69 revs

9.0pm: Stop Starboard engine for Engine room purposes. Cease zigzag

10.40pm: Stop

10.47pm: 69 revs on both engines

11.0pm: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 3


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30 July 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.81, Long -13.26

2.55am: Observed smoke bearing N10W, altered course towards it. Full Speed, log 61.0

3.55am: Stop, log in at 75

4.0am: Board Dutch S/T “Anna” IJM 34 examined by Sub Lieut Sharpe. Allowed her to proceed

4.20am: Set course S2E, log 75, 69 revs

4.50am: Observed smoke bearing S50W; altered course S30W, Full Speed, log 87.0

6.15am: Stop, log in at 98

7.0am: Circling round waiting for orders. SS “Grisholm” of Grimstad, New York to Archangel

10.0am: Orders to allow SS to proceed. Proceed in her wake course N74E, 50 revs

10.55am: Altered course N3E, 69 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 3


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31 July 1915

At Sea

Lat 59.88, Long -11.56

1.20am: Signal HMS “India”

2.40am: Signal HMS “Victorian”

10.40am: Ceased zigzag, log 32

11.05am: Challenge HMS “Cedric”

11.30am: Log in

Approved H Edwards, Captain

Number on sick list: 2



LOGS FOR AUGUST 1915


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[Jos P Kieran signs August 1915 log as Navigating Officer]

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[Barometer: Aneroid]


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1 August 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.03, Long -12.0

10.0am: Church Service

0.42pm: Sighted SS bearing SExS, altered course towards her

0.50pm: Challenge HMS “Digby”

4.0pm: Evening Quarters, altered course N11E, log 86.0, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

9.10pm: Observed SS bearing S70E, altered course S20E to intercept her. Full Speed, log 47.5

9.50pm: Stop. Sub Lieut Paterson, RNR, boards Russian SS “Umba” from Archangel to Bayonne. Cargo of Wheat and Flax for French government

10.52pm: Proceed S6W, 69 revs, log streamed

Number on sick list: 2


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2 August 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.03, Long -12.03

9.15am: Divisions. Prayers. Abandon ship stations

3.45pm: Altered course N14E, log 62, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 3


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3 August 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.03, Long -12.0

4.0am: Altered course S7W, log 12.6, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

1.50pm: Altered course S25E, Full Speed. Ceased zigzag to intercept SS, log 36.7

2.15pm. Various courses. Reduced to 69 revs. Close on SS “Oola” of Lerwick [possible misspelling of Limerick], Barry to Archangel

Number on sick list: 3


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4 August 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.0, Long -11.91

4.0am: Signal HMS “Patia”, altered course S8W, log 16.4, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

5.30am: Observed SS steering to North

5.50am: Signal HMS “Patia”

7.35am: Observed SS bearing SE, altered course West to intercept her. Log 61.7

7.50am: Challenge HMS “Orcoma”

8.30am: Altered course N12E, log 74. Challenge HMS “Ebro”

9.20am: Observed smoke bearing WxN, altered course NWxN, log 84.0, Full Speed

9.40am: Challenge HMS “Mantua”, revs 69

4.50pm: Altered course S43W. Ceased zigzag to intercept SS

5.30pm: Stop, log in

5.50pm: Sub Lieut Paterson boards Russian SS “Zimorodok”, Cardiff to Archangel. Allowed her to proceed

6.10pm: Proceed N58E, 69 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes. Log streamed

7.40pm: SS “Zimorodok” hull down bearing N80W

8.0pm: Observed SS bearing SE, altered course S68E

8.05pm: Challenged HMS “Ebro” and resume course N58E, log 14.2

Number on sick list: 3


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5 August 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.1, Long -10.63

Am: zigzag 4 points every 10 minutes

5.10am: Signal HMS “Changuinola”

5.48am: Altered course SExS, cease zigzag to intercept trawler

7.10am: Stop

7.15am: Sub Lieut Sharp, RNR, boards steam trawler “Nannah” of Grimsby

7.28am: Proceed 69 revs. Course WNW. Log 57

9.30am: Exercise Fire stations

Number on sick list: 1


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6 August 1915

At Sea

Lat 61.1, Long -11.21

Am: Zigzag 3 points in ten minutes

9.15am: Division and Prayers. Exercise Action Stations

Number on sick list: 2


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7 August 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.1, Long -11.63

3.35am: Altered course South to intercept SS. Increased Full Speed, log 15.5

4.20am: Signal SS “Eleonora Maersk” (Danish) with armed guard on board for Lerwick

4.55am: Observed smoke bearing NNW proceed towards it

7.35am: Challenge HMS “Ambrose”

7.35am: Stop. Examine SS “Carron Head”. Log in

8.0am: Proceed Full Speed, course S12E, log streamed at 68.9, zigzag 4 points in ten minutes

Number on sick list: 3


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8 August 1915

At Sea

Lat 59.36, Long -11.06

4.0am: Altered course S3E, log 27.5, zigzag 4 points every 10 minutes

1.0pm: Zigzag 3 points in 10 minutes

4.03pm: Altered course WNW. Ceased zigzag

6.45pm: Observed “Arlanza” bearing WSW, altered course towards her. Log in

6.15pm: Stop. Discharge one rating to “Arlanza” for “Columbella”. Sent away orders

7.35pm: Set course S20W, log streamed reg. 0.0

Number on sick list: 3


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9 August 1915

At Sea

Lat 56.58, Long -8.86

3.40am: Log 100.0. Full Speed, zigzag 3 points in 10 minutes

1.35pm: Barra Head Light House bearing N73E, log 40.0

2.05pm: Barra Head Light House bearing N60E, log 47.0

2.15pm: Barra Head L.H. abeam bearing N56E, log 49.5

3.28pm: Barra Head bearing N30E, log 69

3.30pm: Challenges HMS “Otway”

5.0pm: Land observed bearing S35E (true)

7.30pm: Oversay L.H. abeam 2 miles, log 27. Altered course S34E. Ceased zigzag

9.40pm: Rounded Mull of Cantyre @ [at] 1mile, log 57.0

11.15pm: Ailsa Craig Lt abeam, dist 7 miles. Log 81.0

11.30pm: Pladda Lt abeam, dist 2 miles. Log 85.5

Number on sick list: 1


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10 August 1915

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

0.58am: Cumbrae Lt abeam, log 6.8, altered course N31E

1.35am: Skelmorlie Buoy abeam

1.50am: Stop off Greenock waiting for boom to open

2.05am: Proceeded way clear

2.45am: Receive pilot on board

3.10pm: Drop anchor at Tail of Bank

Anchor Bearings: Red Light S ¼ W; Tail of Bank buoy SE/S ¾ S

6.05am: Lower seaboat to land postman

6.15am: Call hands

6.30am: Hands turn in boats and return ammunition

Dress of day No 3 Cap Covers. Discontinue jerseys

7.05am: Seaboat returns

8.45am: Hove up

9.05am: Proceed Slow

10.0am: Pass Dumbarton Rock

10.56am: Pass Renfrew

11.30am: Enter Princes Dock

11.45am: Arrive at berth

0.05pm: Tugs left

2.50pm: Discharge one AB to hospital

9.10pm: One rating joined ship from Hospital


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11 August 1915

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

2.0am: Shifted ship from Princes dock to N° 6 wharf

9.0am: Hands employed painting ship, 2 seamen ratings join ship from hospital


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12 August 1915

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

6.15am: Called hands

9.0am: Hands employed painting ship and as required

11.15pm: 17 boys join ship from HMS “Powerful


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13 August 1915

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

Am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.30am: 3 marines joined ship from Barracks

9.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship and as required

11.0am: Shifted ship to York Hill wharf

1.45pm: Hands employed as required. 3 marines arrived on board from Plymouth

6.0pm: 17 ratings leave ship


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14 August 1915

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.45am: Hands employed painting ship and as required

0.45pm: OS left ship for Chatham


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15 August 1915

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

10.45am: Church party (R.C.) from HMS “Oropesa” on board 14 hands. Church Party (R.C.) HMS “Hildebrand” 13 hands. 30 hands Church of England landed for Church

Noon: HMS “Oropesa” church party left ship

12.45pm: Church party returned on board


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16 August 1915

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship


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17 August 1915

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

7.45pm: Discharged pilot off Clock Lighthouse, 69 revs

7.50pm: Full Speed, passed boom defence off Dunoon S/E S28W. Log streamed

8.16pm: Log reset. Skelmorlie Buoy abeam

8.50pm: Little Cumbrae abeam, log 8.5, altered course S18W

9.40pm: Pladda Island abeam, dist 2.5 miles, log 21

11.30pm: Sanda Island abeam, altered course WNW, log 46.6, dist 1.5 miles


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18 August 1915

At Sea

Lat 56.8, Long -9.16

0.35am: Rounded Mull of Cantyre, dist 1 mile, altered course N26W, log 62

3.40am: Commenced to zigzag 3 points in 10 minutes

10.10am: Observed Barra Head bearing N62E (T), log 89

3.40pm: Altered course N24W. Reduced 69 revs, zigzag 4 points in 10 minutes, log 63.2

3.50pm: N58W, increased Full Speed. Ceased zigzag to intercept SS

4.0pm: Evening Quarters & Abandon Ship Stations. Read warrants 48, 49 & 50

5.30pm: Close on Swedish SS “Magdala” of Stockholm. Sub Lieut Jenkins boarded her. Lat 57 12N, Long 10 56W

6.0pm: Full Speed, set course N28E, Log streamed reg 88

7.40pm: Challenge HMS “Patia”

7.55pm: Reduced to 48 revs. Received signals from HMS “Patia”

8.15pm: 69 revs, zigzag 3 points in 10 minutes, N28E course

Number on sick list: 0


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19 August 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.56, Long -10.2

3.15am: Challenged HMS “Changuinola”

3.50am: Stopped, log in at 10, at rendezvous

4.10am: Discharged rating to “Changuinola”. Proceeded N37E, 69 revs. Zigzag 3 points in 10 minutes. Log streamed

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Read warrant N° 51. Fire Stations

[ed. note: Soundings taken from 7.45 to 9.15pm]

8.45pm: Cast of lead line carried away, log 15 miles

9.50pm: Myggenaes Lt S87E, log 26

10.30pm: Myggenaes Lt on 4 points, log 36

11.10pm: Myggenaes Lt abeam, dist 8 miles, log 44. Altered course N36E. Ceased zigzag, speed 58 revs

Number on sick list: 0


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20 August 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.26, Long -4.7

3.20am: Altered course S70E, log 88, zigzag 3 points in 10 minutes

6.50am: Sighted HMS “Cedric”

7.10am: Stop, log in

7.20am: Seaboat left

7.50am: Seaboat returned

7.58am: Proceeded 69 revs, set course East, log streamed reg. 36

9.30am: Action stations

11.15am: Observed SS bearing ESE, altered course towards her. Log 75.5

11.32am: Closed on steamer

11.40am: Log in, boarded SS “Lofoten” of Stockmarknes to Iceland. Cargo salt & empty barrels. Sub Lieut Jenkins boarding officer. Lat 63 16N, Long 4 42W

0.10pm: Seaboat returned. Log streamed, proceeded at 69 revs, course East. Allowed SS to proceed

2.30pm: Examined SS “Naddodd” of Bergen

2.53pm: Set course N85E. Allowed SS to proceed to Iceland. 69 revs, zigzag 3 points in 10 minutes

4.05pm: Fire stations

11.0pm: 52 revs and ceased zigzag

Number on sick list: 2


[ed. note: D/S “Naddodd” (JGVL) built 1890 for Ole Puntervold m.fl., Egersund. 1911 sold to Giertsen & Co., Bergen]


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21 August 1915

At Sea

Lat 64.98, Long 4.1

0.20am: Speed 69 revs, zigzag 3 points in 10 minutes, log 19

1.35pm: Observed SS bearing SE, altered course towards her. Log 82

1.45pm: Signal HMS “Otway”

2.05pm: Close “Otway”

2.17pm: Stop, Log in. Boat put off with papers

2.21pm: Boat returned to “Otway”

2.50pm: Proceeded 69 revs, S40W. Log streamed, zigzag

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Read warrant 52

Number on sick list: 3


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22 August 1915

At Sea

Lat 64.53, Long 4.5

1.20am: Altered course S71E, zigzag 3 points in 10 minutes

4.30am: Sighted 2 trawlers, altered course S60W

4.40am: Speed Slow, communicated with steam trawlers

5.0am: S83E, log 56.7, revs 45. Ceased zigzag

Trawlers “Saxon” and “Carysfort” keeping station

9.0am: Stop, log in

9.10am: Seaboat left with armed guard & Sub Lieut Sharp for Steam trawler “Saxon”

9.30am: Boat left with armed guard for steam trawler “Carysfort”

10.0am: Proceeded N18E, 69 revs

1.50pm: Signal HMS “Otway”

2.05pm: Altered course N68W, log 35 miles, zigzag 3 points in 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 3


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23 August 1915

At Sea

Lat 64.9, Long 5.71

9.15am: Divisions and Prayers. Exercise action stations

0.50pm: Altered course S61E, log 8. Zigzag 3 points in 10 minutes

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Abandon ship stations

Number on sick list: 2


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24 August 1915

At Sea

Lat 64.71, Long 7.13

Zigzag 3 points in 10 minutes

7.10am: Sighted S/T “Saxon”, altered course towards her. Log 27.5

7.30am: 53 revs, in communication with S/T “Saxon”, various courses and speeds

Number on sick list: 3


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25 August 1915

At Sea

Lat 64.9, Long 5.66

9.15am: Divisions and Prayers

4.0pm: Evening Quarters

Number on sick list: 3


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26 August 1915

At Sea

Lat 64.46, Long 9.65

2.50am: Increased to 63 revs. Commenced zigzag 3 points in 10 minutes

6.40am: Speed 69 revs. Zigzag 4 points in 10 minutes

9.55am: Altered course N67E, log 2. Halten Island Lt H bearing S ½ W, 5 miles dist

10.0am: Zigzag 3 points in 10 minutes, log 3.5

10.55am: Kya Isl bearing East (mag), log 16

11.20am: Kya Isl bearing S85E (mag), dist 6 miles, log 21. Altered course N62W. Ceased zigzag

Noon: Observed SS. Altered course N17E to intercept her. Log 30

0.20pm: Reduced speed to Slow. Altered course S81W, S/T “Carysfort” closed and communicated by semaphore

1.12pm: Steam trawler “Carysfort” left for Patrol, altered course N64W, 69 revs, log 40

Number on sick list: 2


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27 August 1915

At Sea

Lat 65.2, Long 5.53

7.10am: Observed sailing ship

7.50am: Closed with Norwegian Schooner “Alfa”

8.50am: Zigzag 3 points in 10 minutes, log 0.5

9.30am: Observed SS bearing ExN, altered course towards her. Ceased zigzag

10.10am: Full Speed

11.15am: Altered course S46E, 69 revs, log 31. British SS “Messina” allowed to proceed to Arkhangel. Zigzag 3 points in 10 minutes

10.0pm: Altered course to East to intercept SS, log 59

10.50pm: Closed with SS “Edv Greig” of Bergen for Archangel. Set course NE, 48 revs, Lat 65 06N, Long 5 11E

11.0pm: Allowed SS to proceed, altered course S50E, 69 revs. Zigzag 3 points in 10 minutes, log 73

Number on sick list: 2


[SS “Edv Greig”: possibly misspelt for D/S “Edvard Grieg”]


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28 August 1915

At Sea

Lat 64.38, Long 8.43

Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

4.0am: Increased to 69 revs, zigzag 4 points every 10 minutes

8.20am: Altered course N50W, log 78. Ceased zigzag

11.0am: Observed Steam trawler bearing SExS, altered course towards her, log 15.0

11.25am: Altered course N50W, log 7.0. Reduced revs to 40, closed S/T “Carysfort”

Noon: S/T “Carysfort” keeping station

1.0pm: Reduced revs to 35. S/T awaiting moderation of sea to enable to board

3.50pm: Stop

4.0pm: Seaboat away to change guard on S/T “Carysfort”

4.25pm: Proceeded N48W, log 29, 69 revs. Log streamed. S/T returning to patrol

10.20pm: Altered course S66E, log 94.0, zigzag 3 points in 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 2


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29 August 1915

At Sea

Lat 64.91, Long 5.43

Am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

0.26pm: Observed smoke, altered course W ¼ S towards it. Log 64. Ceased zigzag. Full speed

1.48pm: Stop, boarded SS “Denaby” of Cardiff. London to Archangel, in ballast. Allowed her to proceed

2.15pm: Set course S63E, 69 revs, log streamed, zigzag 3 points in 10 minutes

3.15pm: Full Speed. Ceased zigzag 3 points in 10 minutes to intercept SS

3.50pm: Signalled SS “Ariosto” of Hull

4.10pm: Stop, log in. Boarded SS “Ariosto”, Archangel to London. Allowed her to proceed. Set course S63E, 69 revs, zigzag, log streamed

Number on sick list: 2


[“Denaby”, cargo steamship, 2,987/1900, Denaby & Cadeby Main Collieries (Nicholas), Hull. U-boat attack off St Catherine's Point, torpedo missed. Listed as owned by West House SS Co (F. H. Barnett, Lambert & Co, Cardiff/London) when sunk 24 February 1916 (+ms).

Fishing Vessels sunk in 1915]


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30 August 1915

At Sea

Lat 64.56, Long 7.38

7.35am: Full Speed, zigzag 4 points every 10 minutes

7.50am: Altered course N69E, log 91.0. Observed Steam trawler

8.30am: Exchange officer & armed guard on “Saxon”. Returned to patrol. Log streamed 99

5.10pm: Observed SS bearing N55W. Ceased zigzag to intercept her. Full Speed

5.50pm: Stop. Boarded SS “Wendy” of Leith. Cargo of Timber, Arkhangel to Fife

9.10pm: Allowed her to proceed

6.15pm: Set course N30W, log streamed

8.0pm: Altered course S70E, zigzag 3 points in 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 3


[SS “Wendy” of Leith: built 1913 by Ramage & Ferguson, Leith. 1915 purchased from G.V. Turnbull & Co., Leith not renamed, 1915 sold to Tyne Tees Shipping Co., Newcastle same name. http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/lines/csalvesen.shtml]


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31 August 1915

At Sea

Lat 64.91, Long 5.5

9.15am: Division & Prayers. Exercise Action Stations

Pm: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

4.50 to 5.50pm: Various courses & speeds, boarded SS “Rona” of Aalesund. Allowed her to proceed. Course N73W, 69 revs

Number on sick list: 4



LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1915


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[Jos P Kieran signs log for September 1915 as Navigating Officer]

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[Barometer: Aneroid]


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1 September 1915

At Sea

Lat 64.4, Long 7.83

Am: Zigzag 3 points in 10 minutes

2.0am: Observed SS 2 points

2.20am: Closed Norwegian S/T “Agir” of Aalsund [ed note: misspelt for Alesund] for fishing grounds

2.20am: Proceed S67E, zigzag as before, log 91.0

7.0am: Altered course S85E, Full Speed towards Steam Trawler. Log 47

7.15am: Stop, log in 51. Boarded S/T “Rost” of Aalsund

7.25am: Boat returned

7.28am: Set course S15E, Full Speed

5.10pm: Observed SS, altered course to intercept her. Log 87, S73W, ceased zigzag

6.0pm: Closed SS “Argo” of Hull. Arkhangel to Hull

6.05pm: Stop. Sub Lieut Braine boarded

6.47pm: Proceeded Full Speed, log 99.4

10.15pm: Observed SS, altered course to intercept her. Various courses and speeds, log 27.5. Allowed SS “Malmanger” to proceed to Leith from Arkhangel. Cargo of wood. Course N56W, log 34, 48 revs

Number on sick list: 5


[S/T “Agir”: Trawler “Ægir” built 1903, by Aalesunds Mek Verksted, Ålesund; owner: Ingebrigt Walderhaug m. fl., Fosnavåg.

http://skipet.medialog.no/maritimt/jern-stal-fraktebater-1965/fraktebater-jern-star-100/60-goyna/goyna

http://www.skipet.no/skipsbygging/stalskipsverft/aalesunds-mek-verksted-alesund]


[SS “Argo” (2): passenger ship built 1898 by The Caledon Shipbuilding and Engineering Company, Dundee, owned by Thomas Wilson, Sons & Co., Lim, Hull. http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/lines/wilson.shtml]


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2 September 1915

At Sea

Lat 64.66, Long 4.4

0.52am: Altered course to ExS, log 49, then make 10 miles on each course

3.21am: Altered course ExS, log 69, every ½ hour

5.15am: Observed SS, altered course East to intercept. Log 88.3

5.45am: Closed Russian SS “Olga” of Riga, Perth to Archangel. Allowed to proceed

11.15am: Altered course ExN, log 58, closing S/T “Tenby Castle” and [S/T] “Newlands”

3.30pm: Stop. Place armed guard on board “Tenby Castle” and “Newlands”

4.0pm: Received engineer from “Tenby Castle” for medical treatment & sent ERA to take his place

4.25pm: Armed guard on board S/T “Newland” ordered to examine SS “Orvent” [SS “Orient”?]

4.27pm: Set course N78E, 69 revs, log streamed

7.10pm: Altered course N72E, log 20, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 6


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3 September 1915

At Sea

Lat 64.53, Long 7.5

Am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

3.45am: Observed two trawlers steering ENE bearing ESE

5.05am: Altered course S58E. Spoke S/T “Tenby Castle” & “Newlands”

6.25am: Passed Norwegian Steam fishing vessel on Starboard beam

8.20am: Observed smoke, altered course N16E towards it

8.40am: Altered course S11W, log 89. Observed S/T “Tenby Castle” & “Newlands”

9.25am: Altered course N58W, log 100, zigzag 4 points every 10 minutes

10.0am: Altered course N59W, log 70, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

0.10pm: Observed Steam Trawler, altered course to intercept her, log 37.6. Ceased zigzag

0.20pm: Altered course N45W, log 39.6, Norwegian Steam trawler fishing

5.0pm: Observed sailing vessel bearing N60W. Ceased zigzag, Full Speed

6.20pm: Log in. Boarded Schooner “Sibens” (Fore & Aft Schooner) Onega to Perth

6.50pm: Set course S70E, log streamed reg. 2; 69 revs zigzag. Ship allowed to proceed

8.10pm: Ceased Zigzag

Number on sick list: 6


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4 September 1915

At Sea

Lat 64.3, Long 8.45

0.20am: Altered course SE towards trawler, log 90.4

3.20am: Altered course N67W, log 127, zigzag 3 points in 10 minutes

8.35am: Altered course SxW, Full Speed. Ceased zigzag, log 91

11.0am: Zigzag 4 points in 10 minutes

11.30am: Altered course S45E, log 32. Ceased zigzag. Observed smoke on that bearing

Noon: HMT “Newland” bearing SE 6 miles

2.20pm: In communication with HMT “Newland”

2.40pm: Proceed N33W. Full Speed, log 46. “Newland” returned to patrol

5.45pm: Challenged HMS “Virginian”, altered course W ½ S, log 13

6.10pm: “Virginian” discharged rating for “Victorian”. Proceed in pursuit of SS

8.35pm: Stopped. Log in at 47

8.45pm: Take armed guard off “Saxon” and “Carysfort”

9.10pm: Set course N78W, Log streamed reg. 47. “Saxon” and “Carysfort” ordered to Lerwick to coal

Number on sick list: 5


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5 September 1915

At Sea

Lat 64.41, Long 8.6

Am: Log 85. Altered course S67E, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

7.35am: Altered course S51E, log 77. Sighted HMS “Virginian”

0.15pm: Zigzag 4 points every 10 minutes

3.45pm: Altered course N88E, log 92. Sighted 2 vessels on horizon

4.20pm: S/T “Tenby Castle” closed. Received Armed Guards on board

5.15pm: Altered course N45W to intercept SS. Full Speed. Ceased zigzag. Log 6.0

5.45pm: Closed Danish SS “Uranienborg” Copenhagen, boarded by Lieut Crawford. Rotterdam to Salten Fjord (Fineidet)

6.10pm: Set course N84W, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes, log streamed 12

10.0pm: 52 revs. Ceased zigzag

Number on sick list: 4


[ed. note: Misspelt for Danish SS “Uranienborg”]


[Fineidet, now Finneid, Norwegian town about 3 km south of Fauske. Coordinates: Lat 69 15 17.5N, Long 15 25 56E. Finneid was the export port for ore that came from mining operations in Sulitjelma]


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6 September 1915

At Sea

Lat 64.18, Long 1.3

2.30am: Speed 63 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

1.48pm: Observed SS bearing NNE, altered course to N45E to intercept her. Full Speed, log 22. Various speeds & courses

2.30pm: Stop. Sub Lieut Sharp boarded examined Norwegian SS “Nordkap” of Haugesund, from Oe Fjord to Trondjhem. Cargo of salt herrings.

2.50pm: Streamed log 69 revs, zigzag 4 points. Allowed SS to proceed

5.16pm: 52 revs. Ceased zigzag, log 56

Number on sick list: 4


[ed. note: misspelt for Norwegian SS “Nordcap” built 1881]


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7 September 1915

At Sea

Lat 64.33, Long -5.98

6.0am: 63 revs, log 74, zigzag 4 points

10.10am: Stopped. Ship at Rendezvous. Awaiting HMS “Alsatian”

11.45am: Fired gun to Eastward answered by 6PP

Noon: Challenged HMS “Alsatian”. Range of visibility ½ mile

0.10pm: Seaboat left with Captain for Flag ship

0.35pm: Boat left with prize crew for “Alsatian”

0.55pm: Boat returned with Captain

1.15pm: Set course N45W, 47 revs. Log streamed

Number on sick list: 4


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8 September 1915

At Sea

Lat 65.93, Long -12.66

3.50am: Observed Searchlight of HMS “Alcantara”, altered course S to E towards her

4.15am: Closed with “Alcantara”

4.20pm: Stopped. Log in

4.35am: “Alcantara” sent boat for 2 ratings

5.20am: Parted company with “Alcantara”, 58 revs. Streamed log

11.45am: Passed fishing vessel “Fuglooga Viderude” KG 367

1.12pm: Stopped. Cast lead, no bottom

1.20pm: Proceeded N19W, 69 revs

2.0pm: Cast lead 90 faths, sand & stoned. Stop 5 minutes

6.04pm: Cape Langanaes abeam 11 miles

7.10pm: Observed SS bearing WxS, altered course S50W [to] intercept her. Full Speed

7.40pm: Stopped

7.45pm: Lt Crawford boarded & examined SS “Yarø” of Haugesund, from Iceland to Aalesund

8.0pm: “Yarø” allowed to proceed. Set course West, Full Speed to intercept SS “Velox”

8.35pm: Sub Lieut Jenkins boarded SS. Log in at 80.0. “Velos” allowed to proceed to Haugesund

9.15pm: Set course N4E, log streamed reg. 80.6, 53 revs

Number on sick list: 4


[ed. note: Perhaps misspelt for “Fugloygjin” (ex-Greta) KG 361, Viderejde, Klaksvig. http://www.gomul-skip.dk/56256453?i=46464356]


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9 September 1915

At Sea

Lat 66.65, Long -16.46

7.35am: Sighted SS, altered course S31E, Full Speed, Log 82.7

[ed. note: Soundings taken from 10.25am to Noon and from 7.0 to 8.30pm]

7.20pm: 35 revs. Dense fog. Whistle started

Number on sick list: 4


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10 September 1915

At Sea

Lat 66.75, Long -16.46

[ed. note: Soundings taken from 9.35 to 10.50am]

10.42am: Stopped. Inspected Danish S/T “Mars” of Torsham

10.52am: Altered course N35E, 35 revs, log 12

3.10pm: Fog clearing, 63 revs

Number on sick list: 5


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11 September 1915

At Sea

Lat 66.58, Long -16.43

[ed. note: Soundings taken from 6.35 to 7.30am]

9.50am: 69 revs, S27W to intercept SS

10.15am: S40W, log 82. Log in

10.30am: Sub Lieut Sharp boarded & examined Norwegian SS “Aalsund”, Copenhagen to Siglefjord. Cargo Coal. Allowed her to proceed

10.55am: S73E, log streamed 88; 69revs

Pm: Rodelhuk Point on 4 points, log 100

0.23pm: Rodelhuk Points abeam 5 miles dist, log 5. Altered course S65E

0.56pm: Revsnaes Lt House abeam, 4 miles dist., log 13 miles

1.30pm: Stopped. Lieut Crawford boarded Norwegian S/T “Seier” of Haugesund

1.50pm: Boat returned, set course N86E, Full Speed, log streamed 28

5.20pm: Set in Thick Fog, 42 revs

7.10pm: Fog lifted, 42 revs, log 83.0

[ed. note: Soundings taken at 9.15pm and at 10.50pm]

Number on sick list: 4


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12 September 1915

At Sea

Lat 66.7, Long -15.75

[ed. note: Soundings taken from 11.0am to 2.30pm, from 7.0 to 9.0pm, and at 10.30pm]

10.15pm: Revsnaes Lt bearing S53W, log 60.7

Number on sick list: 4


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13 September 1915

At Sea

Lat 66.76, Long -14.16

10.20am: Altered course S60E, Log 68.4. Boarded Danish Fishing vessel VA191 line fishing

10.43am: Langanaes Lt House bearing S34W, dist 6 miles, log 71.5. Altered course N34E

5.0pm: Passed through fleet of fishing smacks, Ports of Sandevaag & Thorshaven (13)

5.11pm: Full Speed, altered course S55W to intercept SS, Log 52

7.0pm: Stopped. Log in. Sub-Lieut Jenkins boarded SS “Hjordis” of Bergen

7.30pm: Set course S12E, Full Speed, to intercept SS

8.30 to 8.40pm: Various courses and speeds. Signalled Danish fishing gunboat “Islands Falk”

9.45pm: Observed Revsnaes Lt bearing N65W compass

10.40pm: Revsnaes Lt bearing S60W, comp, 9 miles; log 22

Number on sick list: 6


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14 September 1915

At Sea

Lat 66.2, Long -13.45

10.20am: Langanaes abeam 5 miles, log 55. Altered course S26E

2.45pm: Sighted SS bearing [direction not recorded]

3.0pm: Challenged HMS “Orcoma”

3.30pm: Closed “Orcoma”

3.35pm: Stopped, log in

7.30pm: Altered course S40W, log 50, 63 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

9.40pm: 58 revs. Ceased zigzag

Number on sick list: 5


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15 September 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.11, Long -13.03

4.45am: 69 revs, zigzag 3 points

6.0am: Ceased zigzag

9.20am: Challenged HMS “Ambrose”, 63 revs

9.40am: Stop. Log in. Closed “Ambrose”

9.55am: Received Hospital case from “Ambrose” & 3 Ratings (absentees)

10.15am: Set course S3W, Full Speed, log streamed 3.0

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Read Warrants Nos 53, 54, 55

6.42pm: Stopped head SW. Log in 23.7

7.05pm: Half Speed, set course SE

7.10pm: Full Speed

7.20pm: Sighted HMS “Orotava”

7.36pm: Stopped

7.55pm: Received hospital case on board

8.0pm: Set course S3W, Full Speed, Log streamed 23

Number on sick list: 3


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16 September 1915

At Sea

Lat 57.23, Long -9.36

6.0am: Closed up Guns Crews. Masthead & Foc’sle lookouts placed

0.20pm: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

6.50pm: Observed Skerryvore Lt bearing S82E, log 35.5. Ceased zigzag

7.20pm: Altered course S20E. Skerryvore abeam dist 11 miles, log 42.5

7.50pm: Dubh Artach Lt bearing S75E, dist 16 miles, log 50. Altered course S15E

8.25am: Dubh Artach Lt abeam bearing N75E, log 57.6

10.20pm: Oversay Lt abeam, dist 3 miles, log 85.2

Midnight: Altacarry Lt abeam bearing S63W, log 8 miles

Number on sick list: 3


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17 September 1915

From Patrol to Clyde

Lat 55.89, Long -4.4

0.32am: Mull of Cantyre Lt abeam, dist 1 mile, log 17 miles. Altered course S39E

1.05am: Altered course N80E, Sanda Island Lt abeam bearing N6W, dist 2 miles

3.40am: Cumbrae abeam, log 61.2, altered course N31E

4.0am: Reduced to 45 revs. Mist, rain

4.10am: Sighted Toward Pt Lt & Skermorlie Buoy Lt. Stopped

4.25am: Skelmorlie Buoy abeam, log in

5.0am: Entered examination ground. Stopped, received pilot

5.10am: Full Speed

5.30am: After tug made fast

6.15am: Passed Dumbarton Rock

6.30am: Bowling for’d Tug made fast

9.45am: Hands employed refitting and painting ship

10.15am: Commenced Coaling ship in N° 2 Hold

1.15pm: Leave to Starboard watch till Monday Noon. Hands employed as required. 1 AB joined ship from Chatham

9.15pm: Shifted Ship

10.45pm: Secured ship

Number on sick list: 6


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18 September 1915

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

7.15am: Hands employed painting ship’s side

9.20am: Discharged one man to rejoin Trawler. 2 SBA joined ship. Hands employed painting ship and as required

Pm: One Fireman rejoined ship from Hospital

Pm: One rating left ship for Admirals office on Draft

Pm: AB Sweet rejoined ship from Hospital

Number on sick list: 5


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19 September 1915

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.30am: Hands employed shifting ship astern for watering purposes

10.30am: Church party from HMS “Patia” 11 men; arrived for RC service 7 men & 2 POs from HMS “Patuca”. Church party of 18 left ship for shore

11.40m: RC Church party left ship

7.30pm: Finished Coaling

Number on sick list: 2


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20 September 1915

Glasgow, York Hill Wharf

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

6.40am: Tugs made fast

7.0am: Shifted ship to York Hill wharf

1.30pm: Hands employed painting ship’s side

4.0pm: Discharged 6 ratings to depot. Leave to part of watch and boys

Number on sick list: 2


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21 September 1915

Glasgow, York Hill Wharf

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

6.30am: Hands fall in. Clean ship

9.0am: One rating discharged to depot

Number on sick list: 2


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22 September 1915

Glasgow, York Hill Wharf

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship and as required

Number on sick list: 4


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23 September 1915

Glasgow, York Hill Wharf

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

6.30am: Hands employed as required

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Read warrants Nos 56 and 57

Number on sick list: 4


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24 September 1915

Glasgow, York Hill Wharf

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship and painting ship

3.0pm: Singled hawsers for shifting berth. Tugs alongside

3.50pm: Berthed alongside SS “California”. Hands employed securing ship

Number on sick list: 4


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25 September 1915

Glasgow, York Hill Wharf

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship and as required

11.0am: One rating joined ship from Convalescent home

Noon: Watch to Dinner. Port watch. Single up. Tugs alongside

12.30pm: Shifted berth

Number on sick list: 4


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26 September 1915

Glasgow, York Hill Wharf

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

Am: Hands employed cleaning ship

10.05am: RCs landed (10 men)

10.15am: 64 Church of England landed for Divine Service

Noon: RCs returned

12.50pm: Church party returned

3.30pm: Cast off head tug

3.45pm: Passed Dumbarton Rock

4.19pm: Engines used as required approaching anchorage

4.22pm: Port anchor dropped 60 fathoms

Anchor bearings (Compass): Roseneath beacon N26W, Kempock Pt N78W, Tail of Bank S30E

4.30pm: Ship brought up

4.34pm: Pilot left

6.30pm: Commenced heave up

7.05pm: Anchor up. Proceeded 63 revs

7.15pm: Kempock Pt abeam

7.20pm: Stopped awaiting signal to proceed

7.40pm: Proceeded 63 revs

7.45pm: Passed through boom, course S29W

8.05pm: Passed Skelmorlie Buoy. Full Speed, altered course S27W

8.45pm: Cumbrae Lt abeam, log streamed, altered course S19W, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

10.0pm: Holy Island

10.20pm: Altered course S79W, log 17. Pladda Island abeam, dist 3 miles

11.45pm: Sanda Island abeam, dist 5 miles

Number on sick list: 5


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27 September 1915

At Sea

Lat 56.83, Long -8.76

0.30am: Mull of Cantyre abeam log 44. Altered course N25W, zigzag 2 points in 10 minutes

1.40am: Altered course N70W, log 57.7, zigzag 3 points in 10 minutes

3.0am: Altered course N17W, log 73. Oversay Lt bearing NExE

3.18am: Oversay Lt abeam bearing N73E, log 76

8.0am: Barra Head N34E, log 24.5

9.30am: Barra Head abeam, dis 20.5 miles. Altered course N30W, log 42. Divisions & Prayers. Exercised Action Stations

3.20pm: Log carried away

4.20pm: Log streamed

10.30pm: Carpenter reports 8ft water in N° 1 hold

10.55pm: Speed Dead Slow

11.05pm: Stop, log in. Cause of leak unknown. Bilge suction choked with sand from ballast

Number on sick list: 5


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28 September 1915

At Sea

Lat 57.16, Long -9.66

Midnight to 1.45am: Engines used as required to keep ships head to wind & Sea

1.35am: 35 revs, Circling round helm hard-Starboard

3.45am: Course S28E, log 5 miles. Full Speed, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes. Proceeding to Glasgow owing to leak

4.0am: Watch bail out N° 1 hold 17 ins water in N° 1 Tank

5.0am: Watch bail out N° 1 hold 17 ins water in N° 1 Tank

6.0am: Watch bail out N° 1 hold 19 ½ ins water in N° 1 Tank

7.0am: Watch bail out N° 1 hold 23 ins water in N° 1 Tank. Guns crews closed up. Remainder bailing out

[ed. note: Soundings tank bilge taken from 9.0am to Midnight]

Noon: Watch bailing out N° 1 hold

5.0pm: Barra Head abeam, dist 16 miles, log 90

7.0pm: Barra Hd bearing N23E, 33 miles, log 18 miles. Stop zigzag

7.25pm: Altered course S25E, log 25. Skerryvore Lt bearing N75E

7.40pm: Skerryvore Lt abeam bearing N65E, log 27.5

9.15pm: Commenced zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes, log 50.4

10.40pm: Oversay Lt abeam, dist 3 miles. Log 69, altered course S35E

Number on sick list: 4


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29 September 1915

Greenock, Princes Pier

Lat 55.97, Long -4.8

[ed. note: Soundings of N° 1 Tank Bilge taken every hour from 0.50am to Noon]

0.50am: Mull of Cantyre Lt abeam dist 1 mile, log 100.0

1.30am: Sanda Island Lt dist 3 miles, log 10. Zigzag 2 points

2.55am: Pladda Lt abeam dist 3 miles, log 29.5

4.35am: Cumbrae abeam, log 52

4.50am: Log in at 55

5.13am: Skelmorlie Buoy abeam

5.40am: Passed through boom defence, 53 revs

5.30am: Stop. Pilot boarded off Clock Light House

6.25am: Anchored in 7 faths

7.0am: Seaboat left Mid Bone in charge

Star anchor: Tail of Bank buoy S42W, Princes Pier S59W

Noon: At anchor off Princes Pier

0.10pm: Heaving in cable

0.22pm: Anchor up. Engines and helm to pilot’s orders for turning ship

12.35pm: Ship in position & proceeded up river

0.50pm: Pass Rosyth Yard

1.18pm: Pass Dumbarton Rock

1.30pm: Pass Bowling

1.58pm: Passed Dalmuir

2.05pm: Tug made fast forward

2.55pm: Entered dock

3.15pm: Arrived at berth

3.25pm: Finished with engines

4.0pm: Port watch employed bailing out N° 1 hold. Leave to Starboard watch till 7am

8.0pm: Port watch continuing bailing out N° 1 hold

Number on sick list: 5


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30 September 1915

Glasgow, Princes Dock

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

[ed. note: Soundings of N° 1 Tank Blige taken every hour from 1.0am to 5.0pm]

Am: Part of watch continue bailing out N° 1 hold

Am: Hands employed cleaning ship

10.45am: One rating transferred to “Hilary” for “Columbella”

11.15am: Part of watch to dinner. One marine rating discharged to hospital

Pm: Part of watch working in fore hold

3.45pm: Hands employed shifting ship

5.10pm: Entered dry dock, hands employed shoring up ship

10.30pm: 20 labourers employed getting sand out of N° 1 hold

Number on sick list: 4


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[Jos P Kieran signs log for October 1915 as Navigating Officer]

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[Barometer: Aneroid]



LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1915


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1 October 1915

Glasgow, Princes Dock

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

6.0am: Labourers knocked off

6.30am: 10 Labourers employed getting sand out of N° 1 hold. Hands employed rigging stages

8.30am: Hands employed painting ship

9.30am: 4 ratings joined ship

1.30pm: Hands employed painting ship

4.50pm: Yeoman of signals & 2 ABs discharged to depot

5.30pm: One fireman discharged

Number on sick list: 5


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2 October 1915

Glasgow, Princes Dock

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

6.15am: Hands called

6.30am: Hands employed as required

9.0am: Hands employed painting ship and as required

Number on sick list: 4


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3 October 1915

Glasgow, Princes Dock

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

6.45am: Hands employed cleaning ship

10.15am: RC Party Landed

10.20am: Wesleyans landed

10.25am: Church Party landed

11.45am: RCs party returned on board

12.35pm: Wesleyan Party returned on board

12.40pm: Church party returned on board

1.30pm: Part of watch employed cleaning N° 2 hold

Number on sick list: 4


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4 October 1915

Glasgow, Princes Dock

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship and painting side

1.30am: Hands employed painting and as required

Number on sick list: 4


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5 October 1915

Glasgow, Princes Dock

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning and painting ship

9.15am: Hands employed painting and as required

1.30pm: Hands to make and mend clothes. Leave to Starboard watch

5.30pm: Part of watch employed cleaning away shrouds of foremast

Number on sick list: 4


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6 October 1915

Glasgow, Princes Dock

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

6.0am: Called hands

6.30am: Hands employed as required

8.45am: Hands employed cleaning and painting and as required

2.0pm: Hands employed painting and as required

Number on sick list: 4


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7 October 1915

Glasgow, Princes Dock

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.30am: Divisions. Hands employed painting and as requisite

1.30pm: Hands employed restowing N° 2 hold and as requisite

Number on sick list: 4


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8 October 1915

Glasgow, Princes Dock

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.45am: Hands employed getting in Paymaster’s stores & as required

Noon: Flooding dock. Hands employed shifting ship

0.55pm: Anchored ship

1.45pm: Made fast alongside N° 12 Princes Dock

6.0pm: Commenced coaling & taking in ballast

Number on sick list: 4


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9 October 1915

Glasgow, Princes Dock

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.0am: One rating joined ship

9.30am: Hands employed getting up ammunition & as required

0.50pm: Singled up hawsers

0.55pm: Stand by on engines

1.0pm: Fore tug fast

1.04pm: Stern tug fast

1.05pm: Cast off

1.28pm: Entered river; all clear

1.50pm: Let go fore tug

3.27pm: Let go stern tug

3.37pm: Arrived anchorage

3.42pm: Let go Starboard anchor in 22 fms

Anchor bearings: Princes Pier S10W, Whitefarland Pt S83W, Roseneath Patch N47W

3.45pm: Evening Quarters; read warrants Nos 59, 60 & 61

4.0pm: Pilot left

5.30pm: Commenced to heave up anchor

5.45pm: Anchor up; turned round

6.0pm: Proceeded West 53 revs

6.35pm: Clock light abeam

6.38pm: Passed though boom, revs 63. Altered course S28W, log streamed. Skelmorlie Buoy abeam, log 0

7.44pm: Cumbrae Lt abeam, altered course S16W, log 9

8.41pm: Holy Island Lt abeam, dist 2 ½ miles

9.10pm: Pladda Lt: abeam, dist 3 ½ miles, log 26

9.50pm: Ailsa Craig Lt abeam, log 35.7

11.0pm: Sanda Island Lt abeam, dist 2 miles, log 50

11.45pm: Mull of Cantyre abeam, N64E, log 58.4. Altered course N26W

Number on sick list: 4


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10 October 1915

At Sea

Lat 57.1, Long -9.16

1.43am: Oversay Lt abeam, dist 7 miles, log 84

5.10am: Skerryvore Lt abeam, log 29

6.0am: Increased to Full Speed, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

5.0pm: Signalled HMS “Victorian” on C patrol

6.50pm: Reduced to 69 revs. Ceased zigzag, log 21.5

Number on sick list: 5


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11 October 1915

At Sea

Lat 59.73, Long -12.6

6.45am: Increased to Full Speed. Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes, log 65.3

7.0am: Stopped zigzag

10.20am: Sighted HMS “Oropesa” & altered course to WxN towards her, log 10.4

10.30am: Stopped. Log hauled in

10.40am: Boat arrived from “Oropesa”

10.50am: Boat left

11.0am: Proceeded 69 revs. Course N7E, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes. Log streamed

0.20pm: Reduced to 58 revs & ceased zigzag

Number on sick list: 7


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12 October 1915

At Sea

Lat 59.25, Long -12.5

1.0am: Altered course N8E and turn to Westward, log 24.5

4.0am: Altered course to S6W and turn to Westward, log 52

Midnight: Altered course N4E, log 90, turn to Westward

Number on sick list: 5


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13 October 1915

At Sea

Lat 59.8, Long -12.6

4.0am: Altered course S6W, log 27.3. Turn to Westward

Midnight: Soundings reported correct

Number on sick list: 8


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14 October 1915

At Sea

Lat 59.35, Long -12.33

9.15am: Divisions & Prayers. Exercised action stations

Noon: Soundings reported correct

Number on sick list: 7


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15 October 1915

At Sea

Lat 59.38, Long -12.23

1.0am: Altered course N7E, log 38. Turn to Westward

4.0am: Altered course S4W, log 68. Turn to Eastward

8.30am: Increased to 59 revs & zigzag 2 points, log 7

9.30am: Increased to 69 revs & zigzag 3 points, log 17. Divisions, Prayers & Fire stations

11.50am: Altered course SxW, log 44.5. Reduced to 59 revs, ceased zigzag

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Read warrant N° 62

4.15pm: Altered course N22E, log 85.5. Increased to 69 revs & zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

8.25pm: Sighted steamer

9.27pm: Stopped

10.20pm: Seaboat left with Lieut Jenkins to board SS “Corona” of Haugersund. Baltimore to Bergen

11.30pm: Seaboat returned & “Corona’s” boat with her crew. Ship abandoned

11.45pm: Hoisted seaboat

Number on sick list: 7


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16 October 1915

At Sea

Lat 59.43, Long -11.83

2.0am: Closed up guns’, seaboats’, & searchlights’ crews. Circling round SS “Corona” throughout

Am: Circling round SS “Corona”

7.05am: Lowered seaboat to board “Corona”. Vessel stopped

8.0am: Seaboat alongside “Corona”

9.0am: Working party sent on “Corona” to prepare for towing

10.0am: Challenged HMS “Otway”. Using engines as required to keep station on “Corona”. HMS “Otway” in attendance

Noon: Manoeuvring to give tow line to “Corona”

0.15pm: Tow rope secured to cable of “Corona”

1.0pm: Proceeded Dead Slow ahead S41E

3.30pm: Sighted and challenged HMS “Hilary”

4.15pm: Reduced to 35 revs. “Otway” left. “Hilary” acting as escort

5.20pm: Tow line parted. Stopped engines

6.50pm: Lowered seaboat to communicate with steamer

7.30pm: Received end of line on board & bent on towing wire

8.10pm: Seaboat hoisted

8.15pm: Proceeded S41E, 30 revs. “Corona” in tow

Midnight: Proceeded with “Corona” in tow

Number on sick list: 7


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17 October 1915

At Sea

Lat 59.1, Long -9.38

4.0am: Proceeding with “Corona” in tow

5.05am: Signalled HMS “Hilary”. Closed up guns’ & searchlights’ crews

6.30am: Stopped towing

7.0am: Slipped cable from tow

7.05am: Seaboat left

7.25am: Second seaboat left

8.15am: Sea boats returned with part of salvage crew

8.45am: Received last of salvage crew from “Hilary’s” boat. Set course S45E, 63 revs, log streamed

9.30am: Increased to 69 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

6.45pm: Butt of Lewis bearing S by compass, log 21

8.35pm: Butt of Lewis abeam S51W, log 40.5

Number on sick list: 6


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18 October 1915

Stornoway

Lat 58.2, Long -6.38

4.30am: Butt of Lewis abeam, Dist 15 miles, log 14.7

5.20am: Ceased zigzag

5.40am: Tiumpan Hd abeam 4 ½ miles. Altered course WxS, log 27

6.50am: Proceeded to anchorage, log hauled in

7.07am: Let go Starboard anchor in 9 fms, 45 fms cable

Anchor bearings: Signal station N18E, Said Rock beacon West, Holm Pt S30E, Ship’s head NNW

7.40am: Trawler left with hospital case, Jones AB

Am: Hands employed cleaning and painting ship and as required

3.0pm: Hands employed working main derrick

5.10pm: Watch employed weighing anchor & clearing away guns

5.20pm: Anchor aweigh

5.30pm: Passed boom defence, streamed log

5.50pm: Course East, log 3.8. Full Speed, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

6.20pm: Tiumpan Hd abeam, dist 5 miles, log 11

6.53pm: Tiumpan Hd abeam, dist 10 miles, log 18.7

8.40pm: Butt of Lewis bearing S73W (Compass), dist 15 miles. Altered course N66W, log 44.5

9.30am: Butt of Lewis abeam, dist 9 miles, log 55.0

Number on sick list: 5


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19 October 1915

At Sea

Lat 59.33, Long -12.18

0.30am: Flannan Is Lt abeam bearing S24W, log 96.5

0.45am: Altered course N58W, log 100. Ceased zigzag

10.15am: Signalled HMS “Otway”

11.0am: Commenced zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

11.40am: Altered course N7E, log 53. Ceased zigzag

0.15pm: Altered course S3W, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes. Reduced to 69 revs, log 62

4.25pm: Sighted sailing vessel & altered course to intercept her. Full Speed. Stopped zigzag

6.15pm: Intercepted Nor. SV “Mimosa”, Sandefjord to Texas. Allowed to proceed. Proceeded N64E, 69 revs, log 37.6, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 4


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20 October 1915

At Sea

Lat 59.36, Long -12.3

3.0am: Reduced to 58 revs, ceased zigzag

6.30am: Increased speed to 69 revs, log 80. Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

11.30am: Challenged HMS “Virginian”, also sighted HMS “Digby”

Noon: Signalled “Virginian” giving position of patrol. Ceased zigzag

1.07pm: Continued zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

4.10pm: Increased to Full Speed to intercept SS steering E. Ceased zigzag

4.50pm: Engines Slow, altered course N15W, log 5

5.0pm: Stopped. Hauled in log. Lowered seaboat to board Russian SS “Biruta”, Penarth to Soroka, Sub Lieut Sharp boarding officer

5.25pm: Seaboat returned

5.35pm: Proceeded 69 revs, course N7E, log streamed. Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes. Position Lat 59 21N, Long 12 17W

8.45pm: Reduced to 63 revs. Ceased zigzag, log 45

Number on sick list: 4


[SS “Biruta” built 1907. Port of Registry: Riga, Latvian]


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21 October 1915

At Sea

Lat 59.81, Long -12.58

4.0pm: Evening quarters

Number on sick list: 5


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22 October 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.0, Long -12.71

3.10am: Increased to 63 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes, log 13.6

1.35pm: Sighted sailing vessel & increased speed to intercept her

2.28pm: Signalled Danish SV “Maracaibo” with armed guard from “Orotava” on board, bound for Lerwick

2.45pm: Resumed course & speed

8.30pm: Reduced to 58 revs, ceased zigzag

Number on sick list: 6


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23 October 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.01, Long -12.7

3.0am: Sighted SS to Westward. Altered course & increased speed to intercept her

3.30am: Signalled SS “Vindeeggen” [misspelt for D/S “Vindeggen”] (Nor), Gothenberg to Baltomore in ballast

4.20am: Ship stopped, log in. Seaboat away with Lieut Jenkins to examine SS

5.10am: Seaboat returned. SS allowed to proceed. Lat 59 44N, Long 12 48W

5.16am: Proceeded S15E, 63 revs, log streamed. Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

3.25pm: Observed SS, altered course East towards her. Full Speed, log 65

3.40pm: Reduced to 69 revs. Challenged HMS “Hilary”

3.45pm: Resumed course, 69 revs

Pm: Ceased zigzag. Stopped Starboad engine for ER purposes

8.0pm: Altered course S11W, 69 revs. Port engine only, log 14

8.42pm: Starboard engine 69 revs

8.50pm: Resumed zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes, 69 revs

Number on sick list: 6


[SS “Vindeggen” was hit by U-35, September 27th, 1916, about 30 miles bearing 305° of Cape Formentera at 5:00pm. http://uboat.net/wwi/ships_hit/6851.html]


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24 October 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.0, Long -12.71

0.20am: Altered course S45W chasing SS. Full Speed, log 62

0.27am: Altered course S85W to intercept SS, log 64.5

1.10am: Stopped, hauled in [log]. Stopped Norwegian SS “Capio” of Haugersund, in ballast, Haugersund to Baltimore

1.10am: Seaboat left, Sub Lieut Sharp in charge

1.40am: Seaboat returned. Ordered SS to proceed. Proceeded N28E, 69 revs, log 73.7, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes. Lat 59 19N, Long 12 40W

5.50am: Sighted SS, altered course to intercept her

6.0am: Signalled Norwegian SS “Sigron”, Newcastle to Baltimore (ballast)

6.15am: Seaboat left, Sub Lieut Paterson in charge. Log hauled in 28.0

6.45am: Seaboat returned. Ordered SS to proceed. Resumed course, 69 revs, log 28.0, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

10.10am: Challenged HMS “Digby”, also replied SS with armed guard on board “Digby”

10.20am: Church Service

3.40pm: Sighted HMS “Victorian”. Increased Full Speed. Ceased zigzag

5.40pm: Signalled HMS “Digby”

8.45pm: Altered course West to intercept SS. Full Speed. Ceased zigzag, log 2.0

9.15pm: Closed with Danish steam trawler RE36 previously boarded by patrol

9.20pm: Proceeded S10E, log 10, 69 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

Midnight: Altered course N7E, log 43, zigzag 4 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 7


[ed. note: SS “Sigron” possibly misspelt for SS “Sigrun”, built 1899. http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?153845]


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25 October 1915

At Sea

Lat 59.73, Long -12.55

8.45am: Increased Full Speed. Ceased zigzag

9.45am: Lowered target & carried out firing with 1” aiming tube

11.10am: Ceased firing

11.30am: Picked up target & proceeded to examine object which proved to be dead whale

11.55am: Proceeded 53 revs

Noon: Swinging ship for Compass bearing

1.10pm: Streamed log 67

3.15pm: Increased Full Speed in pursuit if steamer, log 83.2

4.0pm: Altered course WNW to intercept steamer. Full Speed, log 3.3. Closed up guns crews

5.25pm: Stopped. Seaboat away with Sub Lieut Paterson to board Swedish SS “Annie Johnston” of Stockholm, Rio de Janeiro to Christiania. General cargo. Lat 59 33N, Long 12 58W

5.45pm: Seaboat returned & took away armed guard (Lieut Jenkins & 5 ratings)

6.0pm: Seaboat returned. Sent SS to Kirkwall with armed guard

6.07pm: Log streamed. Course N48E, 69 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

8.25pm: Altered course S2W, log 52, zigzag 4 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 6


[SS “Annie Johnson”, built 1911http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/lines/johnson.shtml]


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26 October 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.1, Long -12.43

Am: Zigzag 4 points every 10 minutes

11.20am: Signalled HMS “Changuinola”

1.10pm: Challenged HMS “Changuinola”

1.15pm: Altered course S32E, log 62.0. Ceased zigzag

1.40pm: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

4.0pm: Altered course N8E, zigzag 4 points every 10 minutes, log 96.0

9.30pm: Reduced to 58 revs. Ceased zigzag

Number on sick list: 5


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27 October 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.71, Long -12.66

3.0am: Increased 69 revs, log 22.5, zigzag 4 points every 10 minutes

Am: Altered course S3W, reduced to 63 revs. Ceased zigzag

Number on sick list: 5


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28 October 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.51, Long -12.95

9.15am: Divisions & Prayers. Altered course WNW, log 54.5. Increased to 58 revs

Number on sick list: 5


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29 October 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.66, Long -12.56

2.15am: Altered course WxS. Intercepted British SS “Barenfels”, Kirkwall to Montreal, in ballast

2.25am: Resumed course N9W

11.42am: Altered course S3W, log 25. Increased to 58 revs, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

0.30pm: Altered course South. Log 32. Ceased zigzag

4.15pm: Sighted SS. Increased 69 revs

4.36pm: Altered course SSW. Exchanged signals with ammunition carrier “Knightsgarth”

4.30pm: Resumed course South, 58 revs

8.30pm: Altered course S30E, log 7. Stopped Starboard engine

8.35pm: Stopped Port engine

8.40pm: Half Speed on Port engine, 69 revs

10.20pm: Half Speed on both engines, 69 revs. Course S16W, log 16.5

Number on sick list: 5


[ed. note: SS “Barenfels”: Through 1915 the Crew List has her still named “Barenfels” (German Prize Vessel), transporting goods for the U.K., & under the British Captain who continued when she was renamed “Huntsvale”.

The name change appears in the Crew List for 1916. http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=123837]


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30 October 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.04, Long -12.38

0.15am: Altered course N8E, reduced to 58 revs, log 37. Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

10.10am: Zigzag 4 points every 10 minutes, log 40

11.50am: Altered course S3W, log 57, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

4.35pm: Altered course S25W to intercept Sailing Vessel, log 20. Full Speed

5.30pm: Closed Danish barquentine “Maracaibo” bound to Lerwick, armed guard on board. Armed guard asked for provisions. Engines stopped. Log in

6.30pm: Boat left with provisions

7.15pm: Hoisted seaboat

7.35pm: Set course N9E, proceeded 58 revs, log 31

8.0pm: Ceased zigzag

8.20pm: Signalled HMS “Cedric”

Number on sick list: 5


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31 October 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.03, Long -12.08

0.05am: Altered course N8E. Increased to 63 revs, log 77.5. Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

10.20am: Divine Service held

7.10pm: Reduced to 53 revs. Ceased zigzag. Log 98.0

Number on sick list: 5


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[Jos P Kieran signs log as Navigating Officer]

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[Barometer: Aneroid]



LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1915


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1 November 1915

At Sea

Lat 58.6, Long -5.96

6.20am: Commenced zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

7.30am: Butt of Lewis Lt bearing by compass S7E, log 77

9.0am: Butt of Lewis abeam, Dist 8 miles. Altered course South

10.42am: Tiumpan Hd abeam, Dist 4 miles, log 23

11.0am: Rounded Bible Is. Shaped course for Stornoway Harbour

11.20am: Ceased zigzag. Revs 63

11.25am: Reduced to 53 revs. Log hauled in

11.37am: Dropped anchor in Stornoway Harbour

11.45am: Ship brought up and cable secured

0.05pm: Trawler left with hospital case, Lieut Oulsnam RNR

Pm: Strict anchor watch kept

Pm: Hands employed painting masts

4.30pm: Commenced to heave up

4.40pm: Anchor away, engines Half Speed

4.50pm: Engines Full Speed, Course SSE

5.0pm: Set course ESE, log 0

5.40pm: Tiumpan Hd bearing North, Dist 6 ½ miles, log 8.5

5.45pm: Altered course N64E, log 9.5, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

7.20pm: Butt of Lewis bearing N67W, dist 10 miles, log 34

8.0pm: Ceased zigzag

8.20pm: Butt of Lewis Lt abeam, Dist 10 miles, log 48

Number on sick list: 5


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2 November 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.26, Long -11.61

7.10am: Increased to 63 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes, log 9[?]

9.0am: Challenged HMS “Changuinola”

10.0am: Ordered her to close

10.15am: Stopped & lowered seaboat

10.38am: Seaboat returned with armed guard

10.40am: Set course N79W. Full Speed, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes, log 34

0.40pm: Altered course N11E, log 61.8, to intercept steamer

0.50pm: Signalled HMS “Changuinola” who examined steamer

1.05pm: Resumed course N68W, log 67.8. Reduced to 58 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

7.30pm: Reduced to 58 revs. Ceased zigzag

Number on sick list: 5


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3 November 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.93, Long -16.3

7.0am: Increased to 63 revs. Commenced zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

10.15am: Clock put back 9 minutes

2.15pm: Clock put back 9 minutes

8.55pm: Ceased zigzag

Number on sick list: 6


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4 November 1915

At Sea

Lat 61.16, Long -17.0

7.30am: Increased to 63 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Read warrant N° 63

9.0pm: Reduced to 58 revs. Ceased zigzag

Number on sick list: 5


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5 November 1915

At Sea

Lat 61.66, Long -17.0

7.0am: Increased to 63 revs, log 86.4, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

8.15pm: Reduced speed to 53 revs. Ceased zigzag

9.15pm: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes, log 44.3

Number on sick list: 6


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6 November 1915

At Sea

Lat 59.36, Long -11.33

7.35am: Increased to 63 revs, zigzag 4 points every 10 minutes, log 46.3

8.0am: Increased to 69 revs, zigzag 3 points

11.30am: Reduced to 63 revs. Ceased zigzag, log 84

Number on sick list: 4


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7 November 1915

At Sea

Lat 59.31, Long -10.63

10.15am: Church Service

11.25am: Passed large baulk sawn timber approx 30ft long x 1ft square, log 12.5

Number on sick list: 4


[Baulk sawn timber: a piece of sawn timber with cross-sectional dimensions of 100 mm x 100 mm or larger; in traditional timber construction, it may be a squared log; any heavy log or timber; also written as bauk, balk, or bawk. Nikolas Davies, Erkki Jokiniemi, Dictionary of Architecture and Building Construction, Elsevier 2008: 34]


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8 November 1915

At Sea

Lat 59.28, Long -11.0

6.50am: Revs 63, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

7.20am: Altered course ro intercept SS, S34W, log 79. Ceased zigzag

7.30am: Intercepted Nor SS “Songa” with armed guard on board. Resumed course & zigzag as before

8.07am: Increased to 69 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

8.30am: Ceased zigzag. Signalled HMS “Almanzora” escorting Danish SS “Hans Broge”. Took charge of same

9.18am: Seaboat left. Sub Lieut Braine boarded

9.40am: Boat returned & left with armed guard. Sent SS to Kirkwall. Armed guard Sub Lieut Paterson & 3 men. Lat 59 12N, Long 10 16W

10.0am: Hoisted seaboat. Shaped course SWly Compass

10.15am: Signalled HMS “Hilary” boarding SS

10.23am: Set course N35W, speed 69 revs

5.35pm: Altered course N58W, log 90, ceased zigzag. Increased to Full Speed

Number on sick list: 5


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9 November 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.76, Long -7.93

2.40am: Signalled HMS “Otway”

3.10am: Signalled HMS “Andes”

7.35am: Altered course SExE to intercept SS, log 47

8.0am: Closed with Swedish SS “Boden” of Stockholm, Victoria Havn to Philadelphia. Engines & helm as required while examining same

9.15am: Divisions & Prayers. Keeping station with SS pending instructions

9.30am: Allowed SS to proceed. Set course N77E, 63 revs, log 55.5

3.20pm: Observed Southern end of Faeroe Is bearing by compass N67E

5.10pm: Sumbo Lt bearing N29E, log 37, dist 15 miles. Altered course S70E

Number on sick list: 4


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10 November 1915

Busta Voe

Lat 60.35, Long -1.37

7.30am: Sighted land ahead

7.45am: Sighted Ve Skerries on port bow, altered course NNE

8.45am: Ve Sherries bearing S26E, dist 1 ½ miles, log 2

10.45am: Log hauled in

11.0am: Entered Swarbacks Minn

11.20am: Passed through boom defence

11.45am: Let go anchor in Busta Voe

Noon: Hove up anchor & proceeded to clear berth

1.45pm: Hands employed turning in boats, clearing port anchor & preparing for coaling

Anchor bearings: Free Church N68E (Comp.), Flagstaff (Comp.)

2.10pm: Seaboat left to land signalman & bring off mails

3.10pm: Duty boat returned

Pm: Burned fires in two boilers. Steam at one hours’ notice (Slow Speed)

Number on sick list: 4


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11 November 1915

Busta Voe

Lat 60.35, Long -1.37

Anchor bearings: Pier white light N47W (Comp.), Hevden Ness Lt S20W (Comp.)

Am: Fresh wind with frequent hard squalls

Anchor bearings: Flag staff N56W (Comp.), Free Church N68E (Comp.)

7.30am: HMS “Duke of Cornwall” left

8.0am: Water boat alongside

9.30am: Water boat left. Veered out cable to 75 fms

Anchor bearings: Flag staff N58W, Free Church N65E

10.0am: Collier in position on Port side [Collier “Towneley”]

10.10am: HMS “Cedric” left

10.15am: Collier in position on Starboard side [Collier “Cundall”]

11.0am: Commenced coaling. Heavy squalls

Noon: Ceased coaling. Meal hour

0.40pm: Duty boat returned from shore

1.0pm: Resumed coaling

1.30pm: Waterboat alongside (Port)

3.10pm: 2nd waterboat alongside (Starboard)

3.30pm: Duty boat left for shore

3.55pm: Duty boat returned

4.0pm: Ceased coaling for tea. 248 tons

4.30pm: Resumed coaling

6.0pm: Anchor bearings correct

6.30pm: Water boat left

7.0pm: Finished coaling for the day. 386 tons

8.0pm: Bearings unaltered

Midnight: Anchor bearings correct

Number on sick list: 3


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12 November 1915

Busta Voe

Lat 60.35, Long -1.37

4.0am: Bearings correct

6.50am: Hands fall in for coaling

7.0am: Coaling party arrive form “Gibraltar”

7.20am: Resumed coaling

7.30am: Duty boat left for shore

11.30am: Ceased coaling for dinner Total 698 Tons

Anchor bearings Free Church N65E, Flag staff N48W

0.30pm: Resumed coaling

4.0pm: Ceased coaling for tea. 903 tons

4.30pm: Resumed coaling

Anchor bearings: Pier Lt N37W, Red Lt S40W

6.15pm: Completed coaling. 1000 Tons

Number on sick list: 3


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13 November 1915

Busta Voe

Lat 60.35, Long -1.37

4.0am: Anchor bearings correct

6.30am: Hands fall in. Clean ship

7.30am: Starboard collier left

8.0am: Port collier left. Duty boat left

8.30am: Water tank alongside. Duty boat returned

10.40am: Water boat left

10.40am: DMB & Duty boat left

11.50am: Duty boats returned

Anchor bearings: Flag staff N50W, Free Church N65E

0.50pm: Water boat alongside

3.50pm: Water boat left

6.30pm: Hoisted duty boat

Number on sick list: 3


[DMB = Duty Motor Boat. Log Book Abbreviations Compiled for Royal Navy, World War 1-era]


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14 November 1915

Busta Voe

Lat 60.35, Long -1.37

4.0am: Bearings correct

9.25am: Church Service. RN Chaplin on board

10.15am: Chaplin left for HMS “Gibraltar”

10.50am: DMB left with Mid Bone for HMS “Gibraltar”

11.15am: DMB returned

11.30am: Duty boat left for Busta for mails

0.05pm: Duty boat returned

0.20pm: Hoisted motor boat

2.15pm: Duty boat left with mails

2.20pm: Water boat finished

3.10pm: Duty boat returned with Signal rating

3.45pm: Hands fall in to swing out boats

4.15pm: Commenced to heave up anchor

4.30pm. Anchor away. Engines & helm as required

4.30pm: Proceeded 58 revs

4.50pm: Passed through boom defence

4.55pm: Full Speed

5.30pm: Hillswick Lt abeam, Dist 5 miles, log 5

7.03pm: Altered course N21E, log 22, zigzag 3 points every 5 minutes, 10 minutes on centre course

9.15pm: Ceased zigzag, log 45

10.0pm: Altered course to intercept SS

10.20pm: Signalled Danish MS “Tongking”, Kristiania to Stornoway

10.30pm: Allowed vessel to proceed. Set course N18E, log 61

Number on sick list: 3


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15 November 1915

At Sea

Lat 61.65, Long 2.15

1.40am: Muckle Flugga Lt bearing South (C), dist 20 miles. Altered course S84E, log 96

3.0am: Muckle Flugga Lt dipped bearing S40W (C)

6.45am: Commenced zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

7.26am: Altered course to intercept SS

8.0am: Closed & examined British SS “Thurso”, Archangel to Hull. Courses & speeds as required. Lat 61 16N, Long 1 14E

8.15am: Allowed SS to proceed. Set course N76E, log 74, zigzag as before

5.50pm: Ceased zigzag. Reduced to 63 revs, log 80

Number on sick list: 3


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16 November 1915

At Sea

Lat 61.41, Long -1.31

6.40am: Increased to 63 revs, log 1.5, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 4


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17 November 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.85, Long -5.9

4.08am: Altered course S59E, log 40, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

9.40am: Zigzag 4 points every 10 minutes, log 4

5.50pm: Altered course S58E, log 1. Reduced to 63 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 4


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18 November 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.78, Long -5.23

Am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes throughout

5.55am: Altered course N45W, log 37. Increased 69 revs. Ceased zigzag

7.25am: Increased to 72 revs, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes, log 54.5

8.10am: Altered course N62E, Full Speed, to intercept SS, log 64

8.20am: Challenged HMS “Changuinola”

9.0am: Stopped. Seaboat away to “Changuinola” to fetch signal rating

9.15am: Boat returned. Set course N86W, proceeded 69 revs, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes, log 73

11.50am: Lost sight of HMS “Changuinola” bearing NE

Noon: Faroe Is in sight on Port bow

0.45pm: Altered course N59W, log 15, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

5.40pm: Altered course S82W. Full Speed, log 76. Ceased zigzag

9.0pm: Myggenaes Lt bearing S13E, log 19.5

Number on sick list: 4


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19 November 1915

At Sea

Lat 61.66, Long -10.0

8.10am: Altered course N26E, log 40. Reduced to 58 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

10.0am: Challenged HMS “Virginian”

10.0am: Ceased zigzag. In company with HMS “Virginian”

11.10am: Parted company with “Virginian”, resumed zigzag

0.10pm: “Virginian” dipped bearing NNE

2.40pm: “Virginian” in sight bearing North

3.45pm: Sighted SS ahead. Increased Full Speed & ceased zigzag

4.10pm: Closed with SS “Kendal Castle” of Liverpool, Brest to Archangel. Allowed to proceed

4.20pm: Resumed course N26E, 58 revs, log 27, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

5.0pm: Gave “Kendal Castle” her position

8.0pm: Altered course S23W, log 65.5. Increased to 63 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

9.40pm: Ceased zigzag, log 82

Midnight: Altered course N27E. Reduced to 58 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes, log 3 miles

Number on sick list: 3


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20 November 1915

At Sea

Lat 61.63, Long -10.0

4.0am: Altered course S22W. Increased to 63 revs. Ceased zigzag

Number on sick list: 3


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21 November 1915

At Sea

Lat 61.66, Long -10.0

8.20am: Altered course N26E, log 84, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

Noon: Turned to Southward to take cast of lead. Engines stopped, log 22. No bottom at 360 fms

0.10pm: Proceeded S22W. Increased to 69 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

1.15pm: Reduced to 63 revs. Ceased zigzag

Number on sick list: 3


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22 November 1915

At Sea

Lat 61.4, Long -10.11

10.05am: Sighted & challenged HMS “Alsatian”

10.45am: Lowered seaboat to communicate with “Alsatian”

11.20am: Seaboat returned with armed guard

11.25am: Altered course N70W, log set reg. 0, 69 revs

Number on sick list: 3


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23 November 1915

At Sea

Lat 57.16, Long -9.13

Am: Lat by Pole Star 7/52, log 72, Lat 57 48N

8.0am: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes. Closed up guns crews

10.0am: Passed several logs of wood approx 15ft x 6” x 3”

0.30pm: Signalled HMS “Otway”

3.30pm: Altered course ExN, log 89. Ceased zigzag

4.10pm: Sighted land ahead

4.30pm: Barra Hd abeam, log 7

5.0pm: Challenged HMS “Iolaire”

5.50pm: Altered course S21E, log 23.5, observed Skerryvore Lt on Port bow

6.53pm: Skerryvore Lt abeam, dist 14 miles

7.40pm: Skerryvore Lt dipped bearing N31E by compass

8.30pm: Sighted Oversay Lt abeam, dist 3 ½ miles, log 83

10.20pm: Otter Rk bearing S73E (comp), Dist 9 miles, log 89

10.30pm: Mull of Cantyre bearing S35E

11.55pm: Mull of Cantyre Lt abeam, dist 1 mile, log 13

Number on sick list: 3


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24 November 1915

From Patrol to Firth of Clyde

Lat 55.9, Long -4.43

0.40am: Sanda Lt bearing NNE, altered course N83E, log 25

1.50am: Ailsa Craig Lt abeam, log 42

2.30am: Altered course N22E. Pladda Lt bearing N63W, Dist 5 miles, log 51

3.45am: Cumbrae Lt abeam, dist ½ mile, log 69, altered course N29E

4.20am: Passed Skelmorlie Buoy

4.45am: Passed through boom defence

5.0am: Pilot on board

5.25am: Let go Starboard anchor at Tail of the Bank, 45 fathoms of cable

8.0am: Duty boat left for shore with postman

8.30am: Duty boat returned

10.15am: Pilot boarded. Anchor stations. Commenced to heave up

10.30am: Anchor aweigh. Proceeded up river. Engines and helm as required

0.35pm: Passed Rothsay Dock

1.30pm: Entered Queens Dock, Glasgow

1.45pm: Arrived at N° 5 crane

2.0pm: Moored ship, finished with engines

4.0pm: Commenced coaling

11.30pm: Absentee from HMS “Motagua” joined ship

Number on sick list: 2


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25 November 1915

Glasgow, Queens Dock

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

4.45am: Shifted Ship

5.50am: Arrived N° 5 berth

9.0am: Two ratings arrived on board

12.30am: Discharged rating to Hospital

1.15pm: Hands employed painting and as required

Number on sick list: 2


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26 November 1915

Glasgow, Queens Dock

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands employed cleaning & painting ship

Number on sick list: 2


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27 November 1915

Glasgow, Queens Dock

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship

1.0pm: Hands employed shifting ammunition to music room

6.0pm: Hands employed shifting ship

Number on sick list: 1


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28 November 1915

Glasgow, Queens Dock

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

6.15am: Coaling lighters came alongside

8.0am: Hands employed fitting ammunition down N° 1 magazine & as required

10.0am: RC Church party arrived from HMS “Changuinola”

11.0am: “Changuinola’s” Church party left

Number on sick list: 1


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29 November 1915

Glasgow, Queens Dock

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

1.30pm: Hands employed painting ship

Number on sick list: 1


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30 November 1915

Glasgow, Queens Dock

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

1.30pm: Hands employed as required

Number on sick list: 1


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[Jos. P Kieran signs December 1915 as Navigating Officer]

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[Barometer: Aneroid]



LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1915


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1 December 1915

Glasgow, Queens Dock

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

6.0am: Shifted ship

Number on sick list: 4


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2 December 1915

Glasgow, Queens Dock

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands employed as required

Number on sick list: 4


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3 December 1915

Glasgow, Queens Dock

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

Am: Hands employed preparing ship for sea

9.0am: Clean guns

9.30am: Divisions & Prayers. Hands employed cleaning ship and as required

6.50pm: Tugs alongside. Pilot aboard

7.0pm: Stations

7.12pm: Cast off from wharf. Engines & helm as required

8.08pm: Entered river

10.32pm: Passed Princes Pier, Greenock

10.45pm: Stopped. Pilot left

11.08pm: Passed between boom defence. Full Speed. Set course S27W, log streamed

Number on sick list: 3


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4 December 1915

At Sea

Lat 56.2, Long -7.85

0.55am: Holy Island abeam, dist 3.5 miles, log 25

1.15am: Pladda Lt abeam, dist 5 miles

2.55am: Sanda I Lt abeam, dist 2 ½ miles, log 53. Altered course N50[W]

3.40am: Rounded Mull of Cantyre, dist 5/4 mile

4.30am: Otter Rock Lt abeam, log 74

6.0am: Oversay Lt bearing N77E, dist 8 miles, log 8

10.0am: Altered course N10W, log 50, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes. Port engine stopped for E.R. purpose

0.10pm: Barra Hd on 4 points, log 69

1.50pm: Full Speed port engine

2.31pm: Barra Hd Lt abeam, bearing N80E, dist 25 miles, log 96. Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Read warrants 64, 65, 66

7.0pm: Reduced to 69 revs & ceased zigzag

Number on sick list: 3


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5 December 1915

At Sea

Lat 58.73, Long -10.5

2.02am: Closed with Danish SS “Hellig Olaf” with armed guard on board. Courses & speeds as required

2.20am: Resumed course & speed

7.20am: Increased to 69 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

6.0pm: Altered course S86E. Ceased zigzag

7.40pm: Altered course to intercept SS. Engines & helm as required

9.0pm: Altered course NExE to intercept SS. Full Speed, log 41

9.30pm: Resumed course S82E, reduced to 53 revs, log 46

Number on sick list: 3 [?]


[ed. note: misspelt for Danish SS “Hellig Olav”, built 1903]


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6 December 1915

At Sea

Lat 59.76, Long -9.48

0.20am: Shipped water forward

0.30am: Carpenters reported water in rooms for’d

0.35am: Turned ship stern to sea. Course West, reduced to 45 revs, log 66

1.20am: Turned ship head to sea. Course S86E, log 73, reduced to 40 revs

4.0am: Soundings reported correct

Number on sick list: 3


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7 December 1915

At Sea

Lat 59.9, Long -9.76

4.15pm: Signalled supply ship “Laertes”, No 68, bound to Arkhangel. Exchanged positions

Number on sick list: 3


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8 December 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.11, Long -10.1

11.10am: Increased to 68 revs, zigzag 1 ½ points every 10 minutes

2.45pm: Sudden shift of wind in squall to West

3.0pm: Wind backed to North

4.0-5.0pm: Heavy squall from North, Force 9

5.30pm: Altered course E ¼ N. Reduced to 53 revs, log 9.5. Ceased zigzag

11.30pm: Altered course N55E to intercept SS, log 61.5

11.45pm: Full Speed. Courses various

Midnight: Closed with SS previously examined by HMS “Virginian”. Resumed course S78E. Reduced to 58 revs, log 65

Number on sick list: 2


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9 December 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.16, Long -9.96

8.40am: Sighted & challenged HMS “Virginian”

9.30am: Sighted HMS “Orotava”

9.35am: Signalled HMS “Virginian”to close. Altered course N73W, reduced to 38 revs

10.35am: Engines stopped. Seaboat lowered to communicate with “Virginian”

11.0am: Seaboat returned & hoisted

11.05am: Proceeded 69 revs. Course West, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes, log 69

Number on sick list: 2


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10 December 1915

At Sea

Lat 59.96, Long -9.96

5.35am: Altered course S82W, log 84, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes as before

11.15am: Observed SS bearing NExE

11.25am: Signalled HMS “Columbella”

11.30am: Reduced to Slow, altered course NE

11.50am: Stopped, log 56. Seaboat left to communicate with HMS “Columbella”

0.15pm: Seaboat returned with rating

0.20pm: Full ahead both. Course S39W

1.40pm: Challenged HMS “Hilary”

2.20pm: Stopped. Seaboat from “Hilary” came alongside for rating

2.30pm: Boat left. Proceeded Full Speed N86W, log 84, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 3


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11 December 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.11, Long -10.08

Am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

11.50am: Passed fisherman’s buoy on Starboard hand, dist ¼ mile

Noon: Commenced zigzag 4 points every 10 minutes

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Warrant 67 read

6.0pm: Altered course East, log 21.5. Reduced to 63 revs, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

6.45pm: Reduced to 58 revs, log 28. Ceased zigzag

Number on sick list: 2


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12 December 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.46, Long -9.83

8.20am: Challenged HMS “Columbella” & exchanged positions

8.30pm: Altered course West, log 86.5. Increased to 58 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 3

[Ed. note: Log page signed Jn Grant Dallon]


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13 December 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.26, Long -9.16

4.55am: Observed light bearing ESE, altered course towards it, log 76.5

6.05am: Stopped, lowered seaboat. Sub Lieut Logan to board Danish Schooner “Kap York”. Lat 60 24N, Long 8 28W

7.10am: Seaboat returned. Lying hove to, awaiting orders

8.0am: Steaming around “Kap York” awaiting orders

9.30am: Put armed guard (Lieut Sharp) on board “Kap York”

9.50am: “Kap York” proceeded to Lerwick

9.50am: Set course N88W, 69 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes, log 82

5.30pm: Altered course to intercept Danish SS “Oscar II

6.0pm: Engines & helm as required

6.10pm: Stopped. Seaboat left with armed guard (Lieut Jenkins & 5 ratings)

6.50pm: “Oscar II” left for Kirkwall. Seaboat returned

6.55pm: Set course N75W, 69 revs, log 83.5

Number on sick list: 3


[Danish schooner “Kap York” (ex “Cook”), built 1910. http://www.jmarcussen.dk/maritim/skibsliste/side.php?id=4609]


4ef4f7a6e53e0a0c91002e91: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-44344/ADM 53-44344-171_0.jpg)


14 December 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.16, Long -9.9

Am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

10.0am: Ceased zigzag

2.45pm: Sighted SS off port bow

2.55pm: Challenged HMS “Hilary”

6.30pm: Altered course to intercept SS

6.42pm: Stopped. Seaboat left to put armed guard (Lieut Paterson) on board Norwegian SS “Augvala”. Sent to Kirkwall

7.50pm: Proceeded 69 revs, course S86E, log 28.5

8.30pm: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes. Reduced to 63 revs, log 36

Number on sick list: 4


[possibly misspelt Norwegian SS “Augvald”]


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15 December 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.13, Long -10.03

3.30am: Challenged HMS “Orcoma” & proceeded South to intercept SS

4.15am: Challenged HMS “Hilary” examining SS

5.22am: Altered course S86E, log 42, 63 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

1.20pm: Altered course N73W to intercept SS, log 35. Full Speed

1.49pm: Closed with British SS “Polar Prince”, Ammunition carrier, Liverpool to Arkhangel

2.0pm: Resumed course N89W, 69 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

4.25pm: Altered course WNW. Full Speed, log 75, to intercept SS

6.10pm: Closed with American SS “Corning”, Copenhagen to New York. Previously boarded by HMS “Hilary”

6.25pm: Altered course S66E, log 2. Full Speed

Number on sick list: 5


[British SS “Polar Prince”: built 1895 ex- “Kawak”, Deutsche Levante Line, Germany. 1914 captured by Royal Navy. 1915 purchased by Prince Line renamed Polar Prince. 1917 reverted to the Admiralty, later torpedoed and sunk.]


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16 December 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.16, Long -10.06

Am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

6.0am: Altered course & increased to Full Speed to intercept SS, log 35

6.50am: Examined British Steam trawler “Sea Sweeper” of Hull

7.0am: Altered course N82W, log 49, 69 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

11.50am: Altered course N73E, log 10. Full Speed. Ceased zigzag

0.30pm: Altered course S88W, log 18, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

6.0pm: Altered course S88E. Ceased zigzag

Number on sick list: 5


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17 December 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.16, Long -10.01

.20am: Altered course N89W, log 10. Increased top 63 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

7.15am: Altered course to intercept SS

7.35am: Closed S Trawler “Virgilia” G.Y. 1200. Previously boarded by “Columbella”

7.45am: Resumed course N89W, 63 revs

2.30pm: Altered course N54W to intercept SS. Full Speed, log 2. Ceased zigzag

2.50pm: Challenged HMS “Columbella”

3.0pm: Closed with Norwegian SS “Stralsund”. Handed her over to “Columbella”

3.30pm: Stopped. Awaiting boat from “Columbella”

3.50pm: Boat came & left with mail

4.0pm: Proceeded Full Speed, S85W, log 14

5.55pm: Altered course to intercept SS

6.15pm: Stopped & lowered seaboat to examine British SS “Moorlands”, of Grimsby. Cargo ammunition for Archangel

7.10pm: Boat returned. Set course East, 63 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

Midnight: Altered course S86E, zigzag 4 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 5


4ef4f7a6e53e0a0c91002e95: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-44344/ADM 53-44344-173_0.jpg)


18 December 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.13, Long -10.16

Am: Zigzag 4 points every 10 minutes

11.0am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

3.25pm: Altered course to intercept SS. Full Speed. Ceased zigzag

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Read Warrant N° 68

5.0pm: Closed Russian warship “Ussure”

5.05pm: Seaboat away. Lt Crawford in charge

5.30pm: Seaboat hoisted. Proceeded S25W, Full Speed

7.16pm: Altered course S86E, log 33. Reduced to 69 revs, zigzag 4 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 3


[Possibly Russian warship “Ussuriets”, built 1907, Vsadnik class]


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19 December 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.13, Long -10.11

Am: Zigzag 4 points every 10 minutes

11.10am: Altered course to intercept Norwegian Barque “Queen of Scots”. Ordered HMS “Victorian” to board her

Noon: Sent Seaboat to “Victorian” for armed guard

0.30pm: Seaboat returned & hoisted, set course S70W, Full Speed, log 41. Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

0.50pm: Altered course N56W to intercept SS

1.20pm: Altered course S67W, log 51. Zigzag as before. SS already boarded by HMS “Teutonic”

Number on sick list: 3


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20 December 1915

At Sea

Lat 59.75, Long -9.85

Am: Zigzag 4 points every 10 minutes throughout

7.25pm: Challenged HMS “Alsatian”

Number on sick list: 3


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21 December 1915

At Sea

Lat 59.36, Long -9.56

Am: Zigzag 4 points every 10 minutes throughout

Number on sick list: 3


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22 December 1915

At Sea

Lat 59.23, Long -9.26

Am: Zigzag 4 points every 10 minutes throughout

5.45am: Altered course to intercept SS. Full Speed

6.05am: Signalled Danish SS “Laura Maersk” bound Kirkwall with armed guard from HMS “Victorian”

9.50am: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes, log 87.5

2.40pm: Altered course NNW to intercept SS. Full Speed

3.15pm: Signalled SS “Saxon”, Liverpool to Arkangel. Ordered her to proceed. Lat 59 13N, Long 10 26W

3.35pm: Set course S72W, log 56. Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

6.30pm: Altered course S85E. Reduced to 69 revs. Zigzag 4 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 3


4ef4f7a6e53e0a0c91002e9a: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-44344/ADM 53-44344-175_1.jpg)


23 December 1915

At Sea

Lat 59.18, Long -9.55

Am: Zigzag 4 points every 10 minutes throughout

8.10pm: Reduced to 63 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

9.0pm: Reduced to 58 revs. Ceased zigzag

Number on sick list: 5


4ef4f7a6e53e0a0c91002e9b: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-44344/ADM 53-44344-176_0.jpg)


24 December 1915

At Sea

Lat 59.48, Long -7.7

8.50am: Altered course to intercept SS. Signalled Danish SS “Indien”, Shanghai to Kirkwall. Lat 59 30N, Long 7 40W

9.40am: Challenged HMS “Virginian”. Keeping station with “Indien” awaiting orders. Courses and speed as required

10.25am: Course in station ESE, log 7, 30 revs

11.50am: Ordered “Indien” to proceed to Kirkwall

Noon: Altered course N86W, log 11.5. Revs 69, No zigzag

6.05pm: Challenged HMS “Virginian”

9.15pm: Challenged HMS “Alcantara” bound SW

Number on sick list: 5


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25 December 1915

At Sea

Lat 59.48, Long -9.0

0.40pm: Challenged HMS “Virginian”

0.50pm: Challenged HMS “Orotava”

1.30pm: Seaboat away to “Orotava”

2.20pm: Seaboat returned with 2 armed guards

2.30pm: Proceeded S78W, 69 revs, log 32

3.0pm: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

9.33pm: Sighted SS, altered course to intercept her; log 9

10.10pm: Lowered seaboat to board SS “Sagoland

11.0pm: Seaboat returned. Following SS awaiting orders

Number on sick list: 4


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26 December 1915

At Sea

Lat 59.53, Long -8.98

0.10am: Reduced to 53 revs. Keeping station on SS “Sagoland”

0.30am: Proceeded N85E, log 31. Revs 69. Allowed vessel to proceed

8.05am: Altered course S78W, log 16. Reduced to 63 revs. Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

0.30pm: Increased to 69 revs, log 65.5. Zigzag 4 points every 10 minutes

3.45pm: Altered course N40W to intercept SS. Increased Full Speed

4.35pm: Closed with Norwegian Barque “Fritz Smith” with armed guard from “Patuca”

4.50pm: Set course S80W, 69 revs, zigzag 4 points

5.30pm: Altered course N84E, 63 revs, log 28.5. Zigzag 2 points

6.45pm: Ceased zigzag

10.0pm: Commenced zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 4


[ed. note: possibly Stålfullrigger “Fritz Smith”, built 1894, https://www.sjohistorie.no/no/skip/10925/]


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27 December 1915

At Sea

Lat 59.48, Long -9.2

Am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

6.0am: S80W, log 58.5, Revs 69. Zigzag 4 points every 10 minutes

2.40pm: Altered course SExS to intercept Sailing Vessel. Full Speed, log 67

3.50pm: Closed with Danish SV “Hjalman Sorense” previously intercepted by “Virginian”

4.0pm: Ceased zigzag

Number on sick list: 4


[Danish Sailing vessel “Hjalmar Sørensen”, built 1915. Four masted schooner “Hjalmar Sørensen” (F. L. Knakkergaard, Nykøping, Denmark), 556 gt. Purchased in March-1916 by D/S A/S Rask (Sigvart & Johan Rasmussen), renamed “Rask”.

http://www.jmarcussen.dk/maritim/skibsliste/side.php?id=7972

http://www.warsailors.com/singleships/rask.html]


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28 December 1915

At Sea

Lat 56.71, Long -8.48

2.55am: Passed full rigged ship heading North

7.0am: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes. Log 72

11.20am: Observed land (Barra Head) bearing S70E (C), log 30

1.17pm: Barra Hd Lt bearing N40E (C), dist 20 miles

1.18pm: Commenced zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

7.41pm: Oversay Lt abeam bearing ExN (C), log 41, dist 1 ½ miles; altered course S30E

8.45pm: Sighted Mull of Cantyre Lt ahead

9.0pm: Otter Rock abeam, dist 5 miles, log [?]

10.15pm: Rounded Mull of Cantyre at 1 mile, log 76

10.55pm: Sanda Island Lt abeam, dist 2 miles. Altered course N85E, log 85. Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 4


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29 December 1915

From Patrol to Clyde

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

0.15am: Pladda Lt abeam, dist 3 miles, log 104

0.36am: Holy Is abeam, altered course N21E, log 8 ½

1.55am: Cumbrae Lt abeam, dist ½ mile, log 26; altered course N29E

2.57am: Passed through boom defence

3.0am: Pilot boarded

3.30am: Passed Greenock

3.55am: Made stern tug fast

4.30am: Passed Dumbarton Rk

5.10am: Passed Dalmuir

6.50am: Entered berth

7.0am: Alongside N° 17 Princes Dock

7.10am: Finished with engines

9.15am: Watch employed in fore hold

Number on sick list: 3


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30 December 1915

Glasgow, Princes Dock

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

Am: Hands employed painting ship and as required

1.15pm: Watch employed scraping and painting

Number on sick list: 3


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31 December 1915

Glasgow, Princes Dock

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Discharged 2 hands to hospital

Am: Hands employed painting & cleaning ship

7.0pm: Rating joined ship from HMS “Eagle”

9.0pm: One prisoner for “Columbella” joined ship

[Note at the bottom of the page] The coal & water onboard & used is only approximate as there is a dispute about the coal

Number on sick list: 1


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[Jos P Kieran signs log book as Navigating Officer]

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[Barometer: Aneroid]



THE VOYAGES OF HMS HILDEBRAND 1916

JP map Hildebrand 1916

LOGS FOR JANUARY 1916


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1 January 1916

Glasgow, Princes Dock

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

2.30am: Docking party left for “Mantua”

9.30am: Docking party returned

1.30pm: Hands employed cleaning fore hold

5.30pm: Docking party left for “Mantua”

Number on sick list: 1


4ef4f7a7e53e0a0c91002ea9: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-44344/ADM 53-44344-183_0.jpg)


2 January 1916

Glasgow, Princes Dock

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

2.0am: Docking party returned to ship

10.30am: Church party left

12.45pm: Church party returned on board

Number on sick list: 1


4ef4f7a7e53e0a0c91002eaa: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-44344/ADM 53-44344-183_1.jpg)


3 January 1916

Glasgow, Princes Dock

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands employed in fore hold

11.30am: Hands employed shifting ship

0.50pm: Ship made fast at N° 11

Number on sick list: 1


4ef4f7a7e53e0a0c91002eab: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-44344/ADM 53-44344-184_0.jpg)


4 January 1916

Glasgow, Princes Dock

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands employed in fore hold

1.30pm: Hands employed painting & cleaning ship

Number on sick list: 1


4ef4f7a7e53e0a0c91002eac: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-44344/ADM 53-44344-184_1.jpg)


5 January 1916

Glasgow, Princes Dock

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands employed painting ship & as required

7.0pm: Shifted ship to new berth

11.0pm: Commenced coaling

Number on sick list: 1


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6 January 1916

Glasgow, Princes Dock

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

3.45am: Finished coaling

6.0am: Shifted Ship

8.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship and as required

Number on sick list: 1


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7 January 1916

Glasgow, Princes Dock

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands employed as required

4.15pm: Shifted ship to N° 10 Berth

Number on sick list: 1


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8 January 1916

Glasgow, Princes Dock

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship

Number on sick list: 2


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9 January 1916

Glasgow, Princes Dock

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.30am: RC Church party landed

10.30am: Church party landed

11.30am: RC party returned

0.45pm: Church party returned

Number on sick list: 2


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10 January 1916

Glasgow, Princes Dock

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship

Number on sick list: 3


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11 January 1916

Glasgow, Princes Dock

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands employed painting ship & as required

Number on sick list: 2


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12 January 1916

Glasgow, Princes Dock

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship

2.30pm: Hands employed shifting ship

Number on sick list: 2


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13 January 1916

Glasgow, Princes Dock

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

2.0am: Docking party left for “Mantua”

7.15am: Docking party returned

8.0am: Hands employed painting & as required

1.30pm: Hands employed chipping & painting & as required

5.45pm: Docking party left for “Mantua”

7.25pm: Docking party returned

Number on sick list: 2


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14 January 1916

Glasgow, Princes Dock

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

6.15am: Docking party left for “Mantua”

8.10am: Docking party returned

Number on sick list: 2


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15 January 1916

Glasgow, Princes Dock

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship. Docking party left for “Mantua”

9.0am: Docking party returned

Number on sick list: 3


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16 January 1916

Glasgow, Princes Dock

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

10.30am: Landed Church parties

11.0am: RC parties from “Mantua” & “Motagua” came on board

0.45pm: Church parties returned on board

Number on sick list: 3


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17 January 1916

Glasgow, Princes Dock

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship and as requisite

Number on sick list: 1


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18 January 1916

Glasgow, Princes Dock

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands employed painting & cleaning ship and as requisite

Number on sick list: 1


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19 January 1916

Glasgow, Princes Dock

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship

12.15pm: Shifted ship to N° 8 Berth

Pm: Hands employed cleaning ship

Number on sick list: 1


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20 January 1916

Glasgow, Princes Dock

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

63 Tons pumped out this day from Fore peak for purpose of Repairs

1.30pm: Hands employed shifting ship to dry dock

2.15pm: Ship dry docked

7.0pm: Concert party landed

Number on sick list: 2


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21 January 1916

Glasgow, Govan Graving Dock

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands employed overhauling cable & as requisite

1.15pm: Hands employed painting chain lockers

Number on sick list: 2


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22 January 1916

Glasgow, Govan Graving Dock

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands employed getting stores aboard & painting ship

1.0pm: Prize crew for “Columbella” joined ship

Number on sick list: 1


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23 January 1916

Glasgow, Govan Graving Dock

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

10.20am: RC Church party from “Motagua” came on board

10.30am: Church parties left

12.45pm: Church parties returned

Number on sick list: 1


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24 January 1916

Glasgow, Govan Graving Dock

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands employed painting & as requisite

Number on sick list: 1


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25 January 1916

Glasgow, Princes Dock

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

3.30am: Undocked ship & proceeded to berth

5.0am: Made fast to Berth N° 25

7.0am: Commenced coaling

9.0am: Discharged “Orotava’s” armed guard. Hands employed refitting

3.0pm: Shifted ship to N° 12 Wharf

Number on sick list:


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26 January 1916

Glasgow, Princes Dock

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.45am: Discharged 3 prisoners to “Columbella”

2.30pm: Hands employed getting in stores

Number on sick list: 5


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27 January 1916

Glasgow, Princes Dock

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship

1.15pm: Hands employed shifting ship

2.30pm: Made fast alongside N° 8 Wharf

Number on sick list: 5


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28 January 1916

Glasgow, Princes Dock

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands employed cleaning and as requisite

1.15pm: Hands employed Trimming ballast in N° 1 hold

3.0pm: Tugs alongside. Pilot aboard. Singled up

3.15pm: Left Berth

3.30pm: Entered river

5.0pm: Passed Dumbarton Rock

5.45pm: Passed Greenock. Cast off tugs. Engines & helm to Pilot’s orders

6.40pm: Pilot left

6.50pm: Passed through boom. Engines Full Speed. Set course S28W. Guns’ crews closed up

7.55pm: Cumbrae Lt abeam, Dist 1 mile. Altered course S17W, log streamed

9.07pm: Fladda abeam dist 5 miles, log 18

10.48pm: Ship Rk Lt abeam, log 40. Altered course N60W

11.30pm: Mull of Cantyre Lt bearing N72E, set course N27W, log 50

Number on sick list: 4


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29 January 1916

At Sea

Lat 57.03, Long -8.93

0.20am: Observed Oversay Lt ahead

2.30am: Oversay Lt abeam, Dist 7 miles

4.27am: Dubh Artach Lt abeam, Dist 20 miles, log 17

5.52am: Skerryvore Lt abeam N76E (C), dist 13 ½ miles, log 36

7.15am: Commenced zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes, log 53 ½

7.45am: Observed Barra Hd Lt bearing N48E (C), log 59

8.0am: Altered course N29W, log 62.5, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Read warrants No 70, 71

8.0pm: Altered course N26E. Ceased zigzag

Number on sick list: 3


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30 January 1916

At Sea

Lat 60.81, Long -8.31

7.15am: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes, log 35

9.20am: Challenged HMS “Almanzora”

9.30am: Engines & helm as required

9.45am: Stopped

9.50am: Lowered seaboat to communicate with “Almanzora”

10.25am: Boat returned

10.35am: Set course East, 69 revs, log 67. Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Signalled Norwegian SV “Nor”, Hartlepool to New York. In ballast. Kept in company awaiting orders

5.35pm: Allowed “Nor” to proceed. Set course S4W, 53 revs, log 38

Number on sick list: 3


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31 January 1916

At Sea

Lat 60.9, Long -7.93

9.30am: Divisions & Prayers. Exercised action stations

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Abandon ship stations

Number on sick list: 4


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[Jos P Kieran signs log book as Navigating Officer]

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[Barometer: Aneroid]



LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1916


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1 February 1916

At Sea

Lat 60.6, Long -8.11

9.15am: Sighted HMS “Motagua” & altered course towards her. Engines & helm as required

10.0am: “Motagua” boat arrived alongside for back signals

10.15am: Set course N59E, 63 revs, log 48

11.40am: Altered course NExE to intercept SS. Full Speed, log 63

0.15pm: Stopped & lowered seaboat for Lieut Sharp to board Grimsby trawler “Seriema”. Lat 60 38N, Long 8 06W

0.35pm: Boat returned, trawler allowed to proceed

0.40pm: Proceeded S27W, log 70, 69 revs, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

2.45pm: Answered challenge by HMS “Almanzora”

6.40pm: Reduced to 63 revs. Ceased zigzag

9.50pm: Altered course to intercept sailing vessel bound East

11.15pm: Lowered seaboat to put armed guard (Sub Lieut Logan in charge) on board Norwegian Sailing Vessel “Hippalos” & sent her to Lerwick

Midnight: Boat returned & hoisted

Number on sick list: 3


[“Seriema”, hired trawler. Built 1909, 279grt, Grimsby-reg GY.504. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 6.16-1919 as boom defence vessel. Royal Navy Auxiliary Patrol ships of WW1]


[Stålfullrigger “Hippalos”, built 1890 (ex “Arethusa”): https://www.sjohistorie.no/no/skip/13993/]


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2 February 1916

At Sea

Lat 60.3, Long -7.8

0.10am: Proceeded S43W, 53 revs

0.45am: Altered course to intercept SS. Full Speed, log 73

1.30am: Closed with Nor SS “Drammensfjord” previously boarded by “Almanzora”. Allowed to proceed

1.35am: Altered course West to intercept light, log 82

1.50am: Challenged HMS “Almanzora”

2.0am: Proceeded N22E, log 86.5, 48 revs

7.20am: Increased to 53 revs, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

8.40am: Altered course NExE to intercept SS, log 40. Full speed

9.25am: Sent away boat to board Nor SS “Otta” bound West, in ballast

10.0am: Boat returned

10.15am: Commenced circling around SS awaiting orders

11.25am: Allowed SS to proceed. Set course N79W, 63 revs, log 49

Number on sick list: 4


[SS “Otta”: 1899 built at J. Priestman & Co., Southwick, Sunderland, England for Lorentz W. Hansen, Bergen. Launched 13/05, delivered in June. http://skipshistorie.net/Oslo/OSL440MartinThorvik/Tekster/OSL44019280100000%20TRULS.htm]


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3 February 1916

At Sea

Lat 60.38, Long -7.93

1.30pm: Passed SS “Otta” bound lying to altered course South, log 51.5

Number on sick list: 4


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4 February 1916

At Sea

Lat 60.06, Long -8.4

4.25am: Altered course to intercept light

4.50am: Closed with derelict in company with “Artois”

5.10am: Resumed course & speed

8.20am: Altered course to intercept SS

8.53am: Closed with Danish schooner “Tvororyi

9.10am: Seaboat left with Lieut Jenkins to board Sailing Vessel

9.40am: Boat returned

10.10am: Received orders to allow Sailing Vessel to proceed

10.0am: Exercised Action Station

10.15am: Proceeded West, 63 revs, log 6

10.20pm: Increased to 58 revs, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes, log 25

Number on sick list: 5


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5 February 1916

At Sea

Lat 60.06, Long -8.53

Am: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes throughout

8.15am: Reduced to 58 rev. Ceased zigzag, log 22.5

8.40am: Sighted trawler

8.50am: Closed on British Steam trawler “Nellie Bruce”. Allowed her to proceed. Too rough to board

Number on sick list: 4


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6 February 1916

At Sea

Lat 60.16, Long -8.0

10.0am: Divisions & Prayers

4.0pm: Evening Quarters

Number on sick list: 4


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7 February 1916

At Sea

Lat 59.58, Long -9.13

10.0am: Divisions & Prayers

2.0pm: Starboard engine 42 revs, Port engine 48 revs. Soundings correct

4.0pm: Evening Quarters

Number on sick list: 4


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8 February 1916

At Sea

Lat 59.76, Long -8.33

9.45am: Divisions & Prayers. Exercised Action Stations

4.0pm: Evening Quarters

Number on sick list: 4


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9 February 1916

At Sea

Lat 59.63, Long -8.53

9.15am: Divisions & Prayers

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Night defence stations

Number on sick list: 4


4ef4f7a9e53e0a0c91002ed5: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-44344/ADM 53-44344-205_0.jpg)


10 February 1916

At Sea

Lat 59.58, Long -9.0

7.40am: Increased to 69 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

8.20am: Signalled HMS “Almanzora”

9.0am: Steering WNW keeping stations

10.0am: Closed with “Almanzora”. Boat left

10.40am: Boat returned with RC Chaplain

10.45am: Set course N54W, 63 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

4.0pm: Ceased zigzag. Evening Quarters

7.05pm: Altered course to intercept SS. Full Speed. Action Stations

7.40pm: Closed with SS “Vrinailla” previously boarded by “Almanzora”. Allowed to proceed. Altered course N87E, 63 revs, zigzag 3 points

Number on sick list: 4

[SS “Vrinailla”: misspelt for SS “Brindilla”. HMS “Almanzora” logs for the day http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-33355/0084_0.jpg]


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11 February 1916

At Sea

Lat 59.4, Long -10.36

2.35am: Altered course NxW to intercept SS. Full Speed, log 8

2.45am: Action Stations

3.15am: Signalled Danish SS “Frederick VIII

3.40am: Lowered boat, Lieut Sharp to board

4.45am: Seaboat returned

4.55am: Proceeded 53 revs, keeping station on SS awaiting orders

6.20am: Allowed vessel to proceed to New York. Set course S62E, 63 revs, log 23

7.0am: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

4.0pm: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 5


4ef4f7a9e53e0a0c91002ed7: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-44344/ADM 53-44344-206_0.jpg)


12 February 1916

At Sea

Lat 59.4, Long -8.66

Am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

6.0am: Altered course S74W, log 86.5. Ceased zigzag

7.0am: Resumed zigzag 3 points

7.30am: Reduced to 63 revs. Ceased zigzag

0.30pm: Courses various while cruising for HMS “Ebro”

4.10pm: Signalled HMS “Ebro”

4.25pm: Closed with “Ebro”

4.50pm: “Ebro’s” boat came alongside to communicate

4.55pm: Boat left

5.10pm: Parted company. Set course N60W, 58 revs, log 93

Number on sick list: 5


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13 February 1916

At Sea

Lat 60.0, Long -9.61

4.0pm: Evening Quarters

Number on sick list: 4


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14 February 1916

At Sea

Lat 59.21, Long -8.54

9.40pm: Altered course S40E to intercept SS, log 5

10.0pm: Altered course S30E, Full Speed, Action Stations

10.15pm: Closed SS “Ramsdalsfiord”, Newcastle to New York

11.0pm: Keeping station with SS awaiting orders

Midnight: Courses various keeping station on SS

Number on sick list: 4


[ed. note. misspelt for SS “Romsdalfjord”, built 1908, ex “Vally”, 1915 purchased from A/S D/S Vally, Bergen renamed “Romsdalfjord”, 1920 wrecked off Sambro Island, N.S. http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/lines/noramerica.shtml]


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15 February 1916

At Sea

Lat 59.58, Long -9.0

1.15am: Allowed SS [“Romsdalsfjord”] to proceed. Altered course N86E. Increased to 69 revs, log 25

6.0pm: Altered course S86E, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes. No centre course

9.40am: Altered course to intercept SS. Full Speed

9.50pm: Action Stations

10.10pm: Signalled Nor. SS “Sif” Newcastle to New York

10.30pm: Lowered seaboat, Lieut Patterson to board

11.30pm: Boat returned. Cruising around SS awaiting orders

Number on sick list: 4


4ef4f7a9e53e0a0c91002edb: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-44344/ADM 53-44344-208_0.jpg)


16 February 1916

At Sea

Lat 60.0, Long -9.0

1.15am: Ordered SS to proceed. Set course S69E, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

9.50am: Altered course S68W, log 78.5. Full Speed. Zigzag 1 point every 10 minutes with centre course

10.50am: Altered course N59W, log 91.5, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes. No centre course. Reduced to 63 revs

2.0pm: Stopped. Signalled HMS “Columbella” to send boat with rating

2.30pm: Signalled HMS “Ebro” to close

2.40pm: “Columbella” boat alongside

2.45pm: Lowered boat & sent to “Ebro”

2.55pm: Boat returned. Set course N59W, Full Speed, zigzag 1 point every 10 minutes

7.10pm: Altered course S86E. Reduced to 63 revs, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes, log 81

Number on sick list: 5


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17 February 1916

At Sea

Lat 60.04, Long -9.06

5.45am: Altered course West, log 1.5, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

6.30pm: Altered course S86E, log 31. Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 5


4ef4f7a9e53e0a0c91002edd: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-44344/ADM 53-44344-209_0.jpg)


18 February 1916

At Sea

Lat 60.45, Long -8.88

6.10am: Increased to 69 revs, zigzag 2 ½ points every 10 minutes

7.15am: Altered course to intercept SS

7.25am: Closed with ST “Cadet” H 210

7.30am: Stopped. Seaboat left with Lieut Jenkins to board

8.0am: Boat returned. Allowed S/T to proceed

8.05am: Set course West, 69 revs, zigzag 2 ½ points every 10 minutes

2.30pm: Closed with steam trawler “Maanah” of Grimsby

3.30pm: Seaboat retuned and hoisted. Allowed S/T to proceed

3.55pm: Full Speed, course NWxW, log 73

4.05pm: Altered course to intercept SS

4.35pm: Closed with Nor SS “Salina” previously boarded. Allowed her to proceed

4.35pm: Altered course N76W, Full Speed, log 81

6.25pm: Altered course S86E. Reduced to 69 revs, zigzag 30° every 10 minutes, log 9 ½

Number on sick list: 4


[ed. note: misspelt for steam trawler “Naamah” of Grimsby, GY 289. https://sites.google.com/site/trevorhallifax/naamah-gy-289]


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19 February 1916

At Sea

Lat 60.28, Long -8.86

7.30am: Altered course S86E, 69 revs, zigzag 30° every 10 minutes

8.30am: Challenged HMS “Patia”

2.0pm: Altered course N60E to intercept SS. Full Speed

2.50pm: Stopped. Lowered seaboat, Lieut Jenkins left to examine Swedish schooner “Barden”, Fredrikstad to Philadelphia. Lat 60 20N, Long 7 56W

3.20pm: Boat returned. Keeping station on Sailing Vessel awaiting orders, 63 revs

4.15pm: Allowed S/V to proceed. Course S59E, 69 revs, zigzag 30° every 10 minutes, log 68

Number on sick list: 3


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20 February 1916

At Sea

Lat 61.18, Long -3.0

7.25am: Sighted Faeroe Is ahead

7.30am: Altered course S66E, 69 revs, zigzag as before, log 53

10.25am: Southern end of Sydero abeam, log 91, dist 12 miles in line with Munhon Rk

Midnight: Altered course S25E, Full Speed, zigzag 4 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 4


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21 February 1916

Busta Voe

Lat 60.35, Long -1.37

2.45am: Observed land bearing SE

3.42am: Esha Ness Lt bearing S49E

6.10am: Esha Ness Lt bearing ENE, dist 4 miles, log 41.5

7.05am: Passed through Swarbacks Minn boom

7.40am: Let go Starboard anchor in 15 fms. Various courses and speeds coming to anchorage

Anchor Bearings: Flag staff N10W, Burgastoo N76W, Free Church N52E, Ship’s Head NxW

8.35am: Collier “Norton” came alongside Port

9.0am: Collier “Excellent” came alongside Starboard

9.0am: Duty boat left for Busta

9.30am: Commenced coaling both sides

10.0am: Motor boat left for mails

10.20am: Motor & duty boats returned

11.0am: Water boat alongside

Noon: Coal taken in 157 tons

1.0pm: Resumed coaling

1.40pm: Sub Lieut RNVR & armed guard joined ship from “Gibraltar”

3.30pm: Duty boat left for Busta

4.15pm: Duty boat returned

6.0pm: Ceased coaling for night. 423 Tons on board

7.45pm: Water boat left

Number on sick list: 4


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22 February 1916

Busta Voe

Lat 60.35, Long -1.37

7.50am: Commenced coaling

9.30am: HMS “Duke of Cornwall” arrived

10.0am: Water boat came alongside

Noon: Ceased coaling 704 tons

1.0pm: Resumed coaling

3.50pm: Collier “Norton” empty

4.30pm: Water boat left

4.30pm: Resumed coaling

6.0pm: Gibraltar’s coaling party left ship

8.0pm: Coal received 922 Tons

11.50pm: Coal received 1000 tons

Midnight: Finished coaling

Number on sick list: 4


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23 February 1916

Busta Voe

Lat 60.35, Long -1.37

Anchor Bearings: Flag Staff N6W, Burgastoo N75W, Nowden Ness S15W, Ship’s Head NW

7.30am: HMS “Changuinola” arrived

8.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.0am: Starboard collier left

9.15am: Water boat came alongside

9.25am: Port collier left

11.15am: Water tank left ship

6.45pm: Motor boat returned & hoisted

Number on sick list: 4


4ef4f7a9e53e0a0c91002ee3: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-44344/ADM 53-44344-212_0.jpg)


24 February 1916

Busta Voe

Lat 60.35, Long -1.37

6.30am: HMS “Mantua” arrived

7.15am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.15am: Duty boat left for shore

9.40am: Duty boat returned. Signal boy rejoined ship

10.0am: Water tank alongside

10.15am: Hands employed supplying ammunition

6.35pm: Anchor hove up and proceeded

6.55pm: Passed through boom. Increased to Full Speed

7.05pm: Muckle Roe Lt abeam, course N31W, zigzag 3 points every 5 minutes

7.50pm: Esha Ness Lt bearing N70E. Altered course N20W, log 10.5, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 4


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25 February 1916

At Sea

Lat 60.98, Long -7.83

0.30am: Altered course N71W, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes, log 74.5

7.30am: Passed Grimsby trawler “Pelican”

7.35am: Observed Faeroes on Starboard

8.25am: Munher Id bearing N34W (True). Store Dimon N20W (True), log 89

Number on sick list: 5


[“Pelican” II, hired trawler, Adty No 3265. Built 1905, 205grt, Grimsby-reg GY.91. Armament: 1-12pdr. In service 7.16-1920 as minesweeper. Served as “Eridanus” in WW2. Royal Navy Ships of WW1 - P to Z]


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26 February 1916

At Sea

Lat 60.53, Long -11.21

6.0am: Altered course West. Increased to 72 revs, zigzag 4 points every 10 minutes

8.0pm: Altered course S85E. Reduced to 69 revs, zigzag 3 points

Number on sick list: 4


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27 February 1916

At Sea

Lat 60.38, Long -9.0

5.55am: Altered course West. Increased to 75 revs, zigzag 4 points every 10 minutes, log 87

8.10am: Altered course S33E, Full Speed, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes, log 16

1.15pm: Challenged HMS “Patuca”

3.30pm: Altered course to intercept sailing vessel. Full Speed, log 15

4.0pm: Closed with Nor SV “Audun”, previously boarded by “Patuca”. Allowed to proceed

4.05am: Altered course S76W

5.55pm: Altered course N88W, log 47, zigzag 4 points every 10 minutes

8.0pm: Reduced to 69 revs, zigzag 3 points

Number on sick list: 4


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28 February 1916

At Sea

Lat 60.56, Long -8.43

Am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes throughout

6.0am: Increased to 75 revs, log 96, zigzag 4 points

9.05am: Altered course to intercept trawler

9.30am: Closed with Hull trawler “Stalwart” & allowed her to proceed

10.0am: Target override

10.0-Noon: Target practice with 1” A.R. [aiming rifle]

11.0am: Challenged HMS “Mantua”

0.10pm: In Target

0.15pm: Proceeded West, 72 revs, zigzag 4 points every 10 minutes

1.20pm: Altered course to intercept trawler. Full Speed

1.50pm: Stopped. Lowered boat to board British trawler “Aralia”, Iceland to Grimsby

2.20pm: Boat returned & hoisted. Allowed ST to proceed. Set course N85E, 72 revs, zigzag 4 points

8.0pm: Reduced to 69 revs, zigzag 3 points

Number on sick list: 6


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29 February 1916

At Sea

Lat 60.61, Long -7.23

5.0am: Altered course West, 69 revs, zigzag 3 points

6.15am: Increased to 72 revs, zigzag 4 points

7.40am: Altered course North to intercept trawler, log 90. Increased to Full Speed

8.15am: Stopped. Seaboat away to board British ST “Conisboro Castle”, Iceland to Aberdeen

8.35am: Boat returned & hoisted. Allowed ST to proceed

8.40am: Set course S22W, log 96, 72 revs, zigzag 4 points

9.35am: Altered course S79E, log 8. Ceased zigzag. Increased to Full Speed

0.40pm: Altered course S86E, log 54, zigzag 1 point every 10 minutes

2.0pm: Altered course N86W, log 73.5, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

8.0pm: Altered course West, 69 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 5


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[Jos P Kieran signs log book as Navigating Officer]

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[Barometer: Aneroid]



LOGS FOR MARCH 1916


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1 March 1916

At Sea

Lat 60.38, Long -9.15

1.0am: Altered course S20E. Increased to 76 revs, log 25. Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

1.30am: Altered course N88E, 76 revs, zigzag 4 points, log 33

8.05am: Altered course NE to intercept SS. Full Speed, log 20

8.25am: Signalled HMS “Patuca”

2.35pm: Altered course South to intercept SS. Increased to Full Speed

3.15pm: Challenged HMS “Otway”, altered course N41W, zigzag 4 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 5


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2 March 1916

At Sea

Lat 59.78, Long -15.66

Am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes throughout

6.0am: Increased to 72 revs, zigzag 4 points

8.30am: Altered course N65E. Reduced to 69 revs, zigzag 3 points

Number on sick list: 5


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3 March 1916

At Sea

Lat 60.66, Long -15.16

Am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes throughout

6.35am: Altered course N86W, log 9.5, zigzag 4 points

9.40am: Dropped target

10.30am: Proceeded N86W, 72 revs, zigzag 3 points, log 49.5

8.10pm: Altered course S80E, zigzag 4 points, 72 revs, log 74.5

9.25pm: Reduced to 69 revs, zigzag 3 points, log 90

Number on sick list: 6


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4 March 1916

At Sea

Lat 61.65, Long -16.23

4.40am: Altered course SxE to intercept SS

5.0am: Increased to Full Speed, altered course S35E

6.40am: Stopped. Lowered seaboat to board Grimsby trawler “Cayrian”, fishing grounds to Grimsby. Allowed to proceed. Lat 61 49N, Long 14 00W

7.10am: Boat returned & hoisted. Set course N74W, Full Speed, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

3.15pm: Altered course N84W. Reduced to 72 revs. Zigzag 4 points every 10 minutes. Log 28

8.45pm: Reduced to 69 revs, zigzag 3 points, log 2

Number on sick list: 6


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5 March 1916

At Sea

Lat 61.76, Long -16.45

2.0am: Altered course SE to intercept SS

2.50am: Seaboat away (Lt. Jenkins) to board Danish Steam Trawler “May”, Fleetwood to Iceland

3.30am: Boat returned & hoisted. Allowed S/T to proceed

3.40am: Proceeded S88E, 69 revs, zigzag 3 points

5.45am: Altered course to intercept SS. Full Speed

6.0am: Seaboat away (Lt. Paterson) to board British Steam Trawler “Aisne”, Hull to Iceland

7.0am: Boat returned & hoisted. Allowed S/T to proceed. Set course N884W, 72 revs, zigzag 4 points

10.30am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes, log 56.5

1.30pm: Sighted object on port bow. Altered course & opened fire. Action Stations

1.45pm: Lowered seaboat to examine object

2.0pm: Boat returned, object found to be vertical spar

2.20pm: Proceeded 72 revs

4.10pm: Challenged “Otway”. Altered course S34W to intercept SS. Full Speed, log 21.5

4.30pm: Closed with Danish SS “Armen” previously boarded

4.40pm: Proceeded N68W, 72 revs, zigzag 3 points

6.25pm: Altered course S80E, log 51, zigzag 4 points

9.20pm: Altered course N42W, log 89, zigzag 3 points

10.05pm: Altered course S80E, log 98, zigzag 4 points

Number on sick list: 6


[ed. note: Danish Steam Trawler “May”, perhaps misspelt for Danish steam trawler “Mai” (Akties.) J. Zimsen, Reykjavik Built 1914 South Bank o.Tees. http://www.sbib.dk/documents/Skibslister/1916.pdf]


[ed. note: Danish SS “Armen”, perhaps misspelt for Danish SS “Carmen” http://www.jmarcussen.dk/maritim/skibsliste/side.php?id=11591]


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6 March 1916

At Sea

Lat 61.81, Long -16.0

4.0am: Reduced to 69 revs, zigzag 3 points

5.20am: Altered course ESE to intercept SS

6.0am: Seaboat away (Lt. Jenkins) to board British S/T “Nellie Bruce”, Grimsby to Iceland

6.40am: Boat returned & hoisted. Allowed S/T to proceed. Set course N84W, 72 revs, zigzag 3 points

9.40am: Target overboard

9.50am: Commenced practice with 4.7” 4 rounds per gun

10.15am: Ceased fire. In target

10.40am: Set course N84W, log 37; 72 revs, zigzag 3 points

6.25pm: Altered course S80E, log 36, zigzag 4 points

Number on sick list: 5


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7 March 1916

At Sea

Lat 61.71, Long -16.26

Am: Zigzag 4 points every 10 minutes

6.05am: Altered course to intercept SS

6.10am: Challenged HMS “Columbella”

6.30am: Seaboat away to board Grimsby S/T “Spasia”

7.0am: Boat returned. Trawler allowed to proceed. Set course N78W, zigzag 3 points

6.25pm: Altered course S81E, log 45, zigzag 4 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 4


[ed note: Grimsby S/T “Spasia”, perhaps misspelt for S/T “Aspasia”]


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8 March 1916

At Sea

Lat 61.71, Long -16.53

6.0am: Altered course N82W, zigzag 4 points every 10 minutes

9.07am: Sighted suspicious object & altered course towards it. Action Stations. Object found to be spar previously examined

1.0pm: Altered course N81W, zigzag 4 points

1.40pm: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes, log 99

6.0pm: Altered course S81E, zigzag 4 points every 10 minutes

6.30pm: Altered course N60E, log 60 to intercept SS

6.40pm: Signalled “Hilary”

10.20pm: Altered course S32E. Log 12, zigzag 3 points

Number on sick list: 4


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9 March 1916

At Sea

Lat 59.88, Long -13.21

0.35am: Challenged HMS “Columbella”

Am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

4.30pm: Altered course N88W, log 53, zigzag 4 points

Number on sick list: 4


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10 March 1916

At Sea

Lat 59.91, Long -10.11

Am: Zigzag 4 points every 10 minutes

5.50am: Altered course to intercept SS

6.30am: Seaboat away to board Grimsby Steam Trawler “Indian

6.45am: Challenged “Mantua”

6.55am: Boat returned. Allowed S/T to proceed

7.0am: Proceeded N34W to close with “Mantua”

7.30am: Sent away boat to communicate with “Mantua”

7.45am: Boat returned. Set course N68W, 72 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

10.20am: Altered course to intercept SS. Full Speed

0.05pm: Seaboat away to board Norwegian SS “Quernstad

0.45pm: Boat returned & hoisted. Allowed SS to proceed. Lat 59 35N, Long 10 07W. Set course N69W, 74 revs, zigzag 2 points, log 98

2.40pm: Signalled “Victorian”

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Night defence stations. Warrant N° 72 Read

5.30pm: Challenged “Moldavia”

6.40pm: Altered course S86E, log 78.5, 72 revs, zigzag 4 points every 10 minutes

8.50pm: Reduced to 69 revs, zigzag 3 points. Altered course S87E

Number on sick list: 4


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11 March 1916

At Sea

Lat 59.88, Long -11.1

Am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

6.10am: Altered course N89W, 72 revs, zigzag 4 points, log 16

10.45am: Reduced to 69 revs, zigzag 3 points

Number on sick list: 4


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12 March 1916

At Sea

Lat 59.85, Long -11.3

8.0am: Zigzag 4 points every 10 minutes, 69 revs

5.45pm: Altered course S84E, log 60 ½, zigzag 3 points

7.20pm: Altered course ExN to intercept sailing vessel

7.55pm: Closed with Norwegian S/V “Songelv

8.15pm: Boat away to board

9.20pm: Boat returned & hoisted. Allowed S/V to proceed

9.25pm: Set course S85E, 69 revs, zigzag 3 points, log 90

Number on sick list: 3


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13 March 1916

At Sea

Lat 59.83, Long -11.08

Am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

7.30am: Altered course N89W, 69 revs, zigzag 4 points

8.55am: Altered course S56W to intercept Sailing Vessel. Full Speed

11.08am: Seaboat away to board Norwegian S/V “Stromnaes

11.40am: Boat returned. Allowed S/V to proceed

11.45am: Set course N80W. 72 revs, zigzag 4 points

9.30pm: Altered course S84E, 69 revs, zigzag 3 points, log 83.5

Number on sick list: 3


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14 March 1916

At Sea

Lat 59.845, Long -11.26

6.0am: Altered course N89W, 72 revs, zigzag 4 points

Noon: Increased to Full Speed, zigzag 3 points

4.25pm: Challenged HMS “Hilary”

5.10pm: “Hilary’s” boat alongside

5.15pm: Boat left

5.15pm: Set course West, 72 revs, zigzag 4 points

11.50pm: Altered course to intercept sailing vessel

Number on sick list: 5


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15 March 1916

At Sea

Lat 59.96, Long -15.13

0.05am: Intercepted schooner “Yvonne” previously intercepted by “Victorian”. Allowed to proceed. Altered course S84E, 72 revs, zigzag 4 points, log 27

8.30pm: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes, log 96.5

Number on sick list: 5


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16 March 1916

At Sea

Lat 58.9, Long -13.16

6.10am: Signalled “Virginian”

6.30am: Stopped

6.40am: “Virginian” boat alongside to communicate

6.55am: Boat left

7.0am: Set course S21W, 72 revs, zigzag 4 points, log 0

8.0am: Altered course S19W, zigzag 3 points

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Night defence stations. Read Warrant N° 73

6.20pm: Sighted Rockall, altered course S18W, log 57

7.0pm: Rockall bearing N71W, dist 6 miles, log 66.5; altered course S16W

7.20pm: Altered course S6W, log 71.5, zigzag 2 points

Number on sick list: 6


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17 March 1916

At Sea

Lat 55.35, Long -8.9

Am: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

5.0am: Altered course S65E, log 12.5, zigzag 3 points

3.0pm: Sighted Tory Island bearing SE

4.20pm: Tory Island abeam, dist 1 mile; altered course East, log 76.5

5.50pm: Altered course S86E, log 98.8. Inishtrahull Lt in sight ahead

6.28pm: Malin Head abeam, dist 3 miles, log 8

6.45pm: Inishtrahull abeam 1 mile, log 12 ½. Altered course S55E

8.50pm: Bull Pt abeam 2 miles, log 43. Steaming through Rathlin Sound, courses various

9.12pm: Passed out of Rathlin Sound

10.0pm: Maidens Lt bearing S8E, log 59.5

10.55pm: Altered course N68E, log 72, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 5


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18 March 1916

Firth of Clyde

Lat 55.89, Long -4.4

0.35am: Ailsa Craig Lt bearing S12E, altered course N40E, log 93

3.05am: Passed Little Cumbrae, altered course N32E

3.40am: Toward Pt abeam, log 37

4.12am: Passed through boom defence

4.15am: Clock Lt abeam

4.30am: Pilot boarded

4.55am: At anchor Tail of Bank, 3 ½ shackles

7.0am: Motor boat left for shore

7.35am: Boat returned

7.45am: Anchor aweigh, proceeded up Clyde

11.0am: Made fast in Princes Dock

Number on sick list: 4


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19 March 1916

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.30am: R.C. Church party landed

10.30am: Church party landed

11.30am: R.C.’s returned

12.40pm: Church party returned

Number on sick list: 4


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20 March 1916

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands employed as requisite

Number on sick list: 1


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21 March 1916

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

3.30am: Shifted ship from N° 27 to 22

9.0am: Hands employed as requisite

1.30pm: Hands employed painting ship

Number on sick list: 0


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22 March 1916

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands employed painting ship

1.30pm: Hands employed painting ship and as requisite

5.45pm: Shifted ship

Number on sick list: 0


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23 March 1916

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship and as requisite

Pm: Hands employed painting ship

Number on sick list: 0


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24 March 1916

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands employed painting ship and as requisite

1.30pm: Hands employed painting ship

Number on sick list: 1


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25 March 1916

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands employed painting & cleaning ship

Number on sick list: 1


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26 March 1916

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

Am: Hands employed clearing away snow

Number on sick list: 1


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27 March 1916

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands employed getting in ammunition & stores

1.30pm: Hands employed painting and as requisite

3.0pm: Shifted berth to take steam boat aboard for HMS “Gibraltar”

Number on sick list: 2


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28 March 1916

Firth of Clyde

Lat 55.89, Long -4.4

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

1.30pm: Working party left for “Motagua”

2.30pm: Working party returned from “Motagua”

5.30pm: Pilot aboard. Singled up

6.05pm: Proceeded down river

8.50pm: Passed Greenock

9.05pm: Discharged Pilot

9.20pm: Passed Boom

9.22pm: Set course S28W, Full Speed

10.20pm: Little Cumbrae abeam, dist 1 mile. Altered course S14W, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

11.15pm: Holy Island abeam 3 miles

Number on sick list: 2


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29 March 1916

At Sea. From Firth of Clyde to Swarbacks Minn

Lat 56.56, Long -7.83

0.20am: Ailsa Craig bearing S32E (True), dist 5 miles, log 29

1.18am: Sanda Island bearing N36W (True), dist 4 ½ miles, log 43

2.20am: Mull of Cantyre abeam, log 57. Altered course N28W, zigzag 2 points

3.55am: Altered course N70W, log 75, zigzag 3 points

4.45am: Oversay Lt abeam, Dist 12 miles, log 91

10.10am: Skerryvore Lt abeam, log 69, Dist 15 miles

12.45pm: Barra Hd abeam, Dist 11 miles, log 6 ½. Altered course N62W

Number on sick list: 2


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30 March 1916

At Sea. From Firth of Clyde to Swarbacks Minn

Lat 59.6, Long -7.76

2.30pm: Altered course S79E, log 59, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 3


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31 March 1916

At Sea. From Firth of Clyde to Busta Voe

Lat 60.35, Long -1.37

2.30am: Sighted Esha Ness Lt. Altered course N24E. Reduced to 57 revs, log 36

4.0am: Full Speed. Zigzag irregularly

5.10am: Passed through Boom defence

5.25am: Let go Port anchor in 17 fms

Anchor Bearings: Burgastoo Rock S88W (Comp), Flag Staff N26W, Ship’s Head WSW

8.20am: Tug “Flying Breeze” alongside

8.50am: Hove up & proceeded alongside “Gibraltar”

9.40am: Made fast alongside & discharged Picket boat

10.0am: Cast off from “Gibraltar”

10.10am: Let go Port anchor in 45 fms

4.0pm: Abandon ship. All boats with ships’ company in water

4.45pm: Boats hoisted. Armed guard for “Virginian” joined ship

8.0pm: Anchor aweigh. Proceeded Slow

8.20pm: Passed through boom defence. Full Speed

8.35pm: Set course N32W, zigzag 2 points

9.20pm: Esha Ness abeam, dist 4 ½ miles, log 8.5. Altered course N31W, zigzag 2 points

10.0pm: Ceased zigzag

Number on sick list: 4


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[Jos P Kieran signs log book as Navigating Officer]

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[Barometer: Aneroid]



LOGS FOR APRIL 1916


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1 April 1916

At Sea

Lat 62.65, Long -6.8

4.30am: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

6.45am: Observed Faroe Islands ahead

10.20am: Fuglo Fjord Island abeam, dist 5 miles, log 97

Pm: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

2.25pm: Signalled “Alsatian”

2.35pm: Seaboat away to “Alsatian” with Captain

4.10pm: Seaboat returned with Captain and hoisted

4.15pm: Proceeded N6W, 69 revs, log 58

8.30pm: Altered course to intercept SS. Action Stations

8.50pm: Stopped. Seaboat away with Lieut Patterson to board Danish SS “Ceres

10.05pm: Boat returned & hoisted. Allowed SS to proceed

10.20pm: Set course N44W, 69 revs, log 16 ½

Number on sick list: 3

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2 April 1916

At Sea

Lat 64.65, Long -10.91

6.45pm: Altered course to intercept SS

7.08pm: Challenged HMS “Andes”. Altered course N4W

Number on sick list: 3


4ef4f7abe53e0a0c91002f14: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-44344/ADM 53-44344-237_1.jpg)


3 April 1916

At Sea

Lat 64.65, Long -11.0

9.15am: Divisions & Prayers

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Exercised Action stations

Number on sick list: 3


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4 April 1916

At Sea

Lat 64.65, Long -10.88

9.15am: Divisions & Prayers

4.0pm: Altered course N7W. Evening Quarters. Exercised Fire stations

Number on sick list: 3


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5 April 1916

At Sea

Lat 64.66, Long -10.88

4.25pm: Altered course to intercept SS. Action stations

4.53pm: Lowered coat to board SS

5.40pm: Boat returned. Allowed Russian SS “Czar” to proceed. Set course N3W, 69 revs, log 87

Number on sick list: 2


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6 April 1916

At Sea

Lat 64.61, Long -10.81

9.20am: Divisions & Prayers. Increased to 68 revs

4.0pm: Evening Quarters

6.45pm: Altered course N9W. Increased to 69 revs. Log 70. Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 3


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7 April 1916

At Sea

Lat 64.1, Long -10.0

2.0am: Altered course S12E, zigzag 2 points

9.15am: Divisions and Prayers. Exercised Action stations

Number on sick list: 2


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8 April 1916

At Sea

Lat 63.86, Long -9.63

1.50am: Altered course S13E, log 49. Zigzag 2 points

4.0pm: Altered course N9W, zigzag as before. Evening Quarters. Night defence stations

9.0pm: Reduced to 58 revs. Ceased zigzag

Number on sick list: 2


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9 April 1916

At Sea

Lat 63.83, Long -9.56

10.0am: Divine Service held

4.10pm: Challenged “Teutonic”

Number on sick list: 2


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10 April 1916

At Sea

Lat 64.0, Long -9.83

11.50am: Stopped at Rendezvous awaiting “Virginian”, log 43

0.10pm: Proceeded S22W, 69 revs

2.55pm: Stopped. Challenged “Virginian”

3.30pm: Boat from “Virginian” alongside for armed guard

3.42pm: Boat left. Set course Z1W, 57 revs on Starboard engine. Port engine stopped for repairs

5.0pm: Stopped for E.R. Repairs

5.10pm: Proceeded 69 revs. No zigzag

6.20pm: Altered course N8W, log 80, zigzag 2 points

Number on sick list: 2


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11 April 1916

At Sea

Lat 63.96, Long -9.76

Am: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes throughout

2.40pm: Challenged “Teutonic” & proceeded to keep station

3.20pm: Closed with “Teutonic” who sent boat for rating

3.45pm: Boat left. Proceeded S51E, 69 revs, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes, log 39.5

9.15pm: Reduced to 63 revs. Ceased zigzag, log 6

Number on sick list: 1


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12 April 1916

At Sea

Lat 63.71, Long -9.38

8.0am: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

4.50pm: Altered course to intercept SS. Full Speed

5.30pm: Challenged “Virginian” and proceeded N30E. Reduced to 69 revs. Zigzag 2 points, log 40

Number on sick list: 1


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13 April 1916

At Sea

Lat 63.48, Long -9.0

Am: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes throughout

9.15am: Divisions & Prayers

Number on sick list: 0


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14 April 1916

At Sea

Lat 64.41, Long -10.41

6.0am: Altered course S13E, log 92, zigzag 2 points

9.40am: Altered course N8W, log 36.5, 53 revs. No zigzag

2.45pm: Altered course N45E to intercept sailing vessel. Full Speed

4.05pm: Challenged “Orcoma”

4.15pm: Stopped. Boat away to board Danish SV “Ragnhild” previously boarded by “Orotava

4.40pm: Boat returned. Allowed SV to proceed

4.43pm: Proceeded S25E, 69 revs, zigzag as before

8.45pm: Altered course to intercept sailing vessel

9.35pm: Closed Danish SV “Ragnhild

9.40pm: Proceeded N8W, 69 revs, log 73.5

Number on sick list: 0


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15 April 1916

At Sea

Lat 64.265, Long -11.0

Am: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

8.30am: Challenged “Moldavia”

9.30am: Closed with “Moldavia”

10.37am: Proceeded N26W, 69 revs, log 23

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 0


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16 April 1916

At Sea

Lat 64.16, Long -10.76

6.0am: Altered course S26E, zigzag 3 points

3.0pm: Challenged “Moldavia”

7.0pm: Altered course S65E. Ceased zigzag

8.0pm: Altered course S25E, zigzag 2 points

10.35pm: Challenged “Otway”

Number on sick list: 0


4ef4f7ace53e0a0c91002f22: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-44344/ADM 53-44344-244_1.jpg)


17 April 1916

At Sea

Lat 62.0, Long -5.26

4.35am: Observed Faeroe Is bearing South, log 48

5.30am: Altered course S36E, log 64. Zigzag 3 points

7.25am: Stopped. Seaboat away to board Norwegian sailing vessel “Dorade

8.0am: Boat returned & hoisted. Allowed SV to proceed

8.0am: Set course S29E, 69 revs, log 82

9.0am: Fuglo Island abeam S41W (True), dist 5 miles

10.0am: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

0.30pm: Altered course S30E, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 2


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18 April 1916

Busta Voe

Lat 60.35, Long -1.37

0.10am: Sighted Esha Ness bearing S36E, log 99.5

1.40am: Esha Ness Light abeam, dist 3 miles, log 21.7

2.30am: Passed through boom defence

3.0am: Anchored in 14 fms, 60 fms of cable

Anchor Bearings: Busta House N78W, Red Light S25W

6.15am: Colliers arrived alongside

7.45am: Commenced coaling

8.0am: Water tank alongside

11.0am: Water tank left

Noon: Ceased coaling, 316 tons on board

1.0pm: Resumed coaling

2.0pm: Water tank alongside

4.0pm: Ceased coaling for tea, 543 tons

4.30pm: Resumed coaling

6.0pm: Ceased coaling, 649 tons on board

7.0pm: Water boat left

8.0pm: HMS “Duke of Cornwall” sailed

Pm: Anchor bearing unaltered

Pm: Soundings correct

Number on sick list: 2


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19 April 1916

Busta Voe

Lat 60.35, Long -1.37

7.30am: Resumed coaling

9.30am: Water boat alongside

Noon: Ceased coaling, 930 tons on board

1.0pm: Resumed coaling

2.50pm: Water boat left

4.0pm: Ceased coaling, 1063 tons aboard

4.30pm: Resumed coaling

8.15pm: Finished coaling, 1100 tons received

Pm: Anchor bearings unaltered

Number on sick list: 2


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20 April 1916

Busta Voe

Lat 60.35, Long -1.37

5.20am: HMS “Almanzora” arrived

6.0am: Colliers left. Hands employed cleaning ship

7.30am: Water tank alongside

1.30pm: Water tank left

8.20pm: HMS “Motagua” sailed

Number on sick list: 1


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21 April 1916

Busta Voe

Lat 60.35, Long -1.37

6.0am: Hands employed painting & cleaning ship

7.30am: Holy Communion service held

10.30am: Abandoned ship. All boats away

11.30am: Divine Service held by “Gibraltar’s” Chaplain

6.0pm: HMS “Duke of Cornwall” arrived with mails

9.15pm: Commenced to heave up anchor

9.25pm: Anchor aweigh

9.54pm: Passed through boom defence

10.0pm: Muckle Roe Lt abeam, dist 6 cables. Full Speed. Guns’ crews closed up

10.50pm: Esha Ness Lt abeam, dist 3 miles, log 9. Set course N27W. Full Speed

Number on sick list: 1


4ef4f7ace53e0a0c91002f27: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-44344/ADM 53-44344-247_0.jpg)


22 April 1916

At Sea

Lat 63.53, Long -7.95

Am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes throughout

10.05am: Passed Danish sailing trawler T.N. 5

0.30pm: Altered course N8W. Reduced to 69 revs. Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes, log 96.5. Fuglo Island abeam, dist 3 miles

10.0pm: Ceased zigzag

Number on sick list: 3


[Danish sailing trawler T.N. 15 = Thorshavn trawler 15]


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23 April 1916

At Sea

Lat 66.05, Long -12.38

3.0am: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

8.30am: Ceased zigzag. Increased to 72 revs, log 43

Am: Assistant Paymaster H H Pomeroy RNR. Severely reprimanded by Captain for neglect of duty, in that his cash accounts, and Officers Ledger, for quarter ending March 31st, 1916, were not completed punctually. He has been cautioned as to his future conduct.

[Signed: H H Pomeroy Asst Paymr, RNR]

3.20pm: Altered course N36W, log 32. Langanaes Pt bearing N65W

4.0pm: Challenged “Andes”

4.23pm: Closed with “Andes”. Stopped

4.35pm: Sent boat away to communicate

4.55pm: Boat returned & hoisted

5.0pm: Resumed course N34W, 69 revs, log 45.5

5.20pm: Langanaes Lt Ho abeam, dist 12 miles, log 49

5.45pm: Altered course N32E, log 54, 63 revs, zigzag 3 points

11.20pm: Sighted Langanaes Lt ahead, log 18

Number on sick list: 2


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24 April 1916

At Sea

Lat 67.08, Long -14.05

Am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes throughout

0.20pm: Altered course S24W. Reduced to 58 revs, zigzag 2 points. Log 60

4.25pm: Altered course N36E. Reduced to 53 revs. Ceased zigzag. Langanaes Point ahead, dist 7 miles; log 3

Number on sick list: 2


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25 April 1916

At Sea

Lat 67.13, Long -14.5

[Ed. note: Pm: List of soundings taken from 1.15 to 4.0pm]

Number on sick list: 2


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26 April 1916

At Sea

Lat 67.1, Long -14.5

7.15am: Langanaes Pt bearing S31W. Altered course S31W, log 38

1.40pm: Increased to 63 revs, zigzag 2 points; log 98

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Langanaes Pt bearing S24W

Number on sick list: 2


4ef4f7ace53e0a0c91002f2c: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-44344/ADM 53-44344-249_1.jpg)


27 April 1916

At Sea

Lat 67.2, Long -14.5

2.0am: Reduced to 57 revs; zigzag 2 points throughout

3.25pm: Langanaes Pt bearing S40W. Altered course S35W, log 85

Number on sick list: 2


4ef4f7ace53e0a0c91002f2d: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-44344/ADM 53-44344-250_0.jpg)


28 April 1916

At Sea

Lat 67.06, Long -14.5

Am: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes throughout

3.10am: Reduced to 53 revs. Ceased zigzag, log 7.5

6.0am: Increased to 63 revs, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

7.50am: Cast lead, 66 [fms] Fine sand. Log 49. Reduced to 53 revs. Ceased zigzag

9.30am: Fire drill

1.0pm: Increased to 63 revs, zigzag 2 points

[List of soundings taken from 1.15pm to 2.0pm]

3.30pm: Langanaes Pt bearing S35W, dist 9 ½ miles, log 21. Altered course S47W

3.55pm: Altered course N33E, log 25. Increased to 69 revs, zigzag 3 points

Midnight: Langanaes Pt bearing S28W. Altered course N33E, zigzag as before

Number on sick list: 2


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29 April 1916

At Sea

Lat 67.23, Long -14.5

4.0am: Altered course S25W, zigzag 3 points

7.10am: Langanaes Pt visible ahead

3.50pm: Langanaes Pt bearing S24W, dist 8 miles, log 19 ½

6.35pm: Reduced to 53 revs. Ceased zigzag

9.0-10.0pm: Steamed 69 revs, zigzag 3 points

Number on sick list: 1


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30 April 1916

At Sea

Lat 67.25, Long -14.5

5.0am: Increased to 69 revs, zigzag 3 points

7.10am: Langanaes Pt visible ahead

4.0pm: Langanaes Pt ahead, dist 7 miles. Altered course N33E. Evening Quarters

Number on sick list: 1


4ef4f7ace53e0a0c91002f30: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-44344/ADM 53-44344-251_1.jpg)

[Jos P Kieran signs log book as Navigating Officer]

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[Barometer: Aneroid]



LOGS FOR MAY 1916


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1 May 1916

At Sea

Lat 67.06, Long -14.5

Am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes throughout

8.0am: Challenged “Ebro”

9.30am: Target out. Commenced practice with 1” aiming rifle

11.0am: Ceased fire. In target

11.10am: Set course N31E, 69 revs, log 11. Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

0.15pm: Sighted “Ebro”

8.55pm: Engines stopped for repairs, log 35

9.0pm: Half Speed on Port engine

Number on sick list: 1


4ef4f7ace53e0a0c91002f35: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-44344/ADM 53-44344-254_0.jpg)


2 May 1916

At Sea

Lat 67.16, Long -14.5

0.15am: Altered course N32E, log 69.5. Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

10.0am: Reduced to 53 revs. Ceased zigzag

3.20pm: Sighted Langanaes Pt bearing S8W

4.30pm: Reduced to 63 revs, zigzag 2 points, log 59

4.45pm: Altered course S40E, log 62, 69 revs. No zigzag

10.10pm: Altered course S25W. Reduced to 57 revs, zigzag 2 points, log 2

Number on sick list: 0


4ef4f7ade53e0a0c91002f36: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-44344/ADM 53-44344-254_1.jpg)


3 May 1916

At Sea

Lat 67.2, Long -14.5

Am: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

6.0am: Increased to 69 revs. Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

7.0am: Langanaes Pt bearing South

0.05pm: Full Speed. Courses various to intercept sailing vessel

0.55pm: Challenged “Ebro”. Ordered her to board SV

1.0pm: Altered course S22W. Full Speed. Log 94.5. No zigzag

6.10pm: Altered course N34E. Reduced to 57 revs. Zigzag 2 points. Log 68

7.10pm: Altered course N20W. Increased to 69 revs. Zigzag 3 points. Log 77.5

Number on sick list: 0


4ef4f7ade53e0a0c91002f37: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-44344/ADM 53-44344-255_0.jpg)


4 May 1916

At Sea

Lat 67.16, Long -14.5

Am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes throughout

8.0am: Altered course N44E. Svinalickiar Tangi [Svinalaekjartangi] bearing South (T), dist 7 miles

6.15pm: Reduced to 63 revs. Zigzag 2 points. Log 61.5

10.0pm: Increased to 69 revs. Zigzag 3 points

11.15pm: Langanaes Pt bearing S25W (C)

Number on sick list: 1


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5 May 1916

At Sea

Lat 67.16, Long -14.53

Am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes throughout

6.40am: Reduced to 53 revs. Ceased zigzag. Heavy Snow. Log 11

7.35am: Increased to 69 revs. Zigzag 3 points, log 20

8.55am: Reduced to 53 revs. Ceased zigzag. Heavy snow, log 34.5

10.30am: Increased to 63 revs. Zigzag 2 points, log 48

[Soundings taken from 4.0 to 5.0pm]

10.45pm: Increased to 69 revs. Zigzag 3 points, log 88

Number on sick list: 1


4ef4f7ade53e0a0c91002f39: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-44344/ADM 53-44344-256_0.jpg)


6 May 1916

At Sea

Lat 67.2, Long -14.5

Am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes throughout

Midnight: Langanaes Pt bearing S26W, dist 7 ½ miles. Altered course N33E

Number on sick list: 2


4ef4f7ade53e0a0c91002f3a: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-44344/ADM 53-44344-256_1.jpg)


7 May 1916

At Sea

Lat 67.25, Long -14.5

4.0am: Altered course S33W, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 2


4ef4f7ade53e0a0c91002f3b: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-44344/ADM 53-44344-257_0.jpg)


8 May 1916

At Sea

Lat 66.88, Long -15.15

3.15am: Altered course S25W, log 45.5, zigzag 3 points

6.45am: Altered course S13W to intercept SS. Full Speed

7.0am: Closed and examined Norwegian SS “Kronprincessen Victoria”. Did not board, she being within Icelandic Territorial Waters. Action Stations

[Soundings taken every 15 minutes from 8.05 to 10.0am]

10.10am: Challenged “Patia”

10.30am: Stopped, log 34. “Patia” sent boat to communicate

10.45am: Proceeded & parted company with “Patia”. Course S12W, 69 revs, zigzag 3 points, log 34

4.0pm: Reduced to 63 revs. Zigzag 2 points. Evening Quarters

9.40pm: Altered course N80W to intercept steamer. Full Speed. Ceased zigzag. Log 52

10.10pm: Closed Nor. SS “Are”. Action Station

10.20pm: Boat left to examine SS

11.05pm: Boat returned. Allowed SS to proceed to Icelandic ports from Fleetwood. Proceeded N38E, 63 revs, zigzag 2 points, log 59

Number on sick list: 2


[ed. note: misspelt for “Kronprindsesse Victoria”]


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9 May 1916

At Sea

Lat 66.85, Long -14.93

2.45am: Altered course S25W, log 99. Zigzag 2 points

11.50am: Reduced to 53 revs. Ceased zigzag, log 2

[Soundings taken from 0.40 to 2.15pm]

2.0pm: Increased to 69 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

3.0pm: Reduced to 53 revs for fog. Ceased zigzag

5.0pm: Fog lifted. Increased to 63 revs, zigzag 2 points

[Soundings taken at 9.30pm and at 9.45pm]

Number on sick list: 1


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10 May 1916

At Sea

Lat 66.81, Long -14.86

2.0am: Altered course S25W, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

3.0am: Reduced to 53 revs for fog. Ceased zigzag

[Soundings taken every 15 minutes from 0.15 to 2.30pm and every half hour from 8.20 to 10.0pm]

Number on sick list: 2


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11 May 1916

At Sea

Lat 67.78, Long -14.9

9.15am: Divisions & Prayers

[Soundings taken every 15 minutes from 1.0 to 2.0pm]

4.0pm: Evening Quarters

[Soundings taken every half hour from 8.45 to 10.0pm]

Number on sick list: 1


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12 May 1916

At Sea

Lat 66.9, Long -14.88

6.05am: Altered course N33E, log 66, zigzag 2 points

10.15am: Reduced to 53 revs for fog. Ceased zigzag, log 15

[Soundings taken every 15 minutes from 0.55 to 2.45pm]

0.20pm: Increased to 53 revs, zigzag 2 points, log 35

0.45pm: Reduced to 40 revs. Ceased zigzag

1.50pm: Increased to 63 revs, zigzag 3 points, log 48.5

3.05pm: Langanaes Pt bearing S2E (C), log 65

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Warrant N° 75 read

[Soundings taken from 4.0 to 4.30pm]

6.05pm: Reduced to 53 revs. Ceased zigzag

6.45pm: Increased to 63 revs, zigzag 2 points

7.20pm: Reduced to 53 revs. Ceased zigzag, log 11

[Soundings taken from 8.30 to 11.55pm]

Midnight: Altered course S36E. Increased to 69 revs. No zigzag

Number on sick list: 1


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13 May 1916

At Sea

Lat 64.8, Long -11.4

[Soundings taken from 0.30 to 1.30am]

1.10am: Challenged HMS “Ebro”

3.45am: Fog. Reduced to 53 revs

Am: Whistle sounded in accordance with regulations

7.0am: Fog cleared

11.20am: Passed & examined Danish S/W “Urd”, Idisfiord

6.0pm: Reduced to 69 revs. Zigzag 2 points

Number on sick list: 2


[Danish S/W “Urd”, Idisfiord: possibly Icelandic steamer “Urd”, Hesteyri, Isafjordur. Built 1902 in Kristiania. Gross tonnage: 99 tons. http://www.sbib.dk/documents/Skibslister/1915.pdf]


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14 May 1916

At Sea

Lat 60.36, Long -12.26

Am: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes throughout

8.0am: Signalled HMS “Alsatian”

9.45am: Vice Admiral Tupper boarded to inspect ship & crew. Courses & speeds various

11.30am: Vice Admiral left. Half Speed ahead Port engine. Starboard stopped for repairs

11.55am: Set course S9W. Full Speed Port engine

Noon: Parted company with “Alsatian”

2.45pm: Full Speed on both engines. Altered course S9W, log 39

Number on sick list: 2


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15 May 1916

At Sea

Lat 55.78, Long -9.95

2.0am: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

Noon: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Warrant N° 74 read

5.10pm: Sighted Tory Island

5.25pm: Passed through Tory Sound, log 45. Altered course N83E, zigzag 3 points

7.55pm: Altered course S55E, log 84, zigzag 2 points

8.0pm: Inishtrahull Id abeam, dist 1 mile

10.0pm: Rathlin Is Lt Hs abeam, dist ½ mile, log 24

Number on sick list: 2


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16 May 1916

From Patrol to Firth of Clyde

Lat 55.89, Long -4.4

0.30am: Maidens Lt SW ½ W (Mag), dist 4 ½ miles. Altered course N65E, log 55, zigzag 2 points

1.15am: Fladda Lt bearing N52E (T), dist 20 miles

3.15am: Fladda Lt bearing S78W (T) dist 5 miles, log 95. Altered course N20E

4.15am: Passed Cumbrae

5.10am: Passed boom defence

5.20am: Pilot boarded

5.50am: Let go anchor Tail of Bank

7.0am: Hove up anchor & proceeded up river

9.30am: Entered Princes Dock, Glasgow

10.0am: Made fast alongside coaling tips

3.0pm: Commenced coaling N° 2 hold

5.0pm: Sub Lieut RNVR & Mid RNR joined ship

9.30pm: Lieut Crawford left for barracks

Number on sick list: 2


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17 May 1916

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship and as requisite

9.0am: Shifted ship to N° 14 berth

1.15pm: Hands employed painting and as requisite

Number on sick list: 0


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18 May 1916

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

6.30am: Hands employed as requisite

9.30pm: Shifted ship across basin

Number on sick list: 0


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19 May 1916

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

6.30am: Hands employed as requisite

4.30pm: Hands employed shifting ship

Number on sick list: 0


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20 May 1916

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

12.30pm: Hands employed shifting ship

2.40pm: Made fast to Yorkhill Wharf

Number on sick list: 0


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21 May 1916

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

Midnight: All clocks put on one hour to B.S.T.

7.45am: Hands employed cleaning ship

10.0am: Divisions. Landed Church party

1.0pm: Church party returned

Number on sick list: 0


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22 May 1916

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

7.45am: Hands employed as requisite

Number on sick list: 0


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23 May 1916

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

7.30am: Hands employed as requisite

Number on sick list: 0


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24 May 1916

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

7.30am: Hands employed as requisite

Number on sick list: 0


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25 May 1916

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

7.30am: Hands employed as requisite

7.30pm: HMS “Mantua” sailed

Number on sick list: 0


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26 May 1916

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

6.0pm: Singled up

6.35pm: Cast off from wharf & proceeded down river

8.35pm: Passed Dumbarton Rk

9.25pm: Passed Greenock

9.50pm: Pilot left. All clocks put back one hour to GMT

8.40pm: Passed boom. Set course S28W

10.0pm: Cumbrae abeam. Set course S17W, log 0, zigzag 2 points

11.35pm: Altered course S82W, log 20.5. Pladda Is bearing N40W (C)

Number on sick list: 0


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27 May 1916

At Sea

Lat 55.31, Long -9.25

1.07am: Sanda Lt abeam, dist 2 ½ miles, log 42. Altered course N55W

1.50am: Mull of Cantyre abeam, dist 1 mile, log 51

3.0am: Altered course N77W, log 67, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

6.15am: Inishtrahull bearing N4W (T), dist 2 miles, log 13

9.05am: Altered course N64W, log 50.5. Tory Island: N7E, dist 3miles

Number on sick list: 0


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28 May 1916

At Sea

Lat 58.31, Long -13.51

Am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

10.30am: Divine Service

Number on sick list: 1


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29 May 1916

At Sea

Lat 61.63, Long -13.16

Am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes throughout

7.0am: Sighted and challenged “Alsatian”

7.15am: Ordered to keep station on Port Bow, 6 miles, 13 knots, zigzag 2 points

10.05am: Stopped. Sea Boat away to board Hull trawler “Doris

10.18am: Boat Hoisted allowed S/T to proceed. Closed on “Alsatian”

11.25am: Received Admiral on board & proceeded to carry out heavy gun practice

0.10pm: Target aboard proceeded to close “Alsatian”

1.20pm: Stopped. Admiral left

1.35pm: Proceeded N36W, 69 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes, log 81

Number on sick list: 1


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30 May 1916

At Sea

Lat 63.25, Long -20.21

Am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes throughout

5.55am: Seaboat away to board Danish fishing Ketch “Isabella”. Allowed to proceeded

6.55am: Set course N6W, zigzag as before

8.40am: Portland Pt abeam, 5 miles, log 10.5. Altered course N40W, zigzag 3 points

10.25am: Stopped. Boarded Danish Schooner “Venus

10.50am: Allowed Schooner to proceed

11.0am: Set course N60W, log 33, 69 revs, zigzag 3 points

11.50am: Closed Danish Schooner “Frem” flying correct Quadrant Flag. Allowed to proceed

11.55am: Proceeded S27W, 69 revs, zigzag 3 points, log 45

7.25pm: Boarded Danish Schooner “Lindhardt”. Allowed to proceed

8.04pm: Proceeded to examine trawler

8.35pm: Allowed S/T to proceed. Set course N89W, log 45, zigzag 3 points

10.45pm: Boarded Danish SS “Skalholt

11.20pm: Allowed SS to proceed

11.25pm: Proceeded N76W, 69 revs, zigzag 3 points, log 74

Number on sick list: 1


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31 May 1916

At Sea

Lat 63.15, Long -19.73

2.30am: Altered course N71E, log 13, zigzag 3 points

10.25am: Altered course to intercept sailing vessel. Full Speed. Ceased zigzag, log 11

11.15am: Closed “Lindhardt” previously boarded

11.35am: Set course S31W, log 28, 69 revs, zigzag 3 points

9.0pm: Altered course S60E, zigzag 2 points. Full Speed

Number on sick list: 1


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[Jos P Kieran signs log book as Navigating Officer]

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[Barometer: Aneroid]



LOGS FOR JUNE 1916


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1 June 1916

At Sea

Lat 63.73, Long -12.23

0.10am: Altered course S78E, log 89, zigzag 2 points

9.30am: Ceased zigzag, log 16

Number on sick list: 0


4ef4f7afe53e0a0c91002f61: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-44345/ADM 53-44345-006_0.jpg)


2 June 1916

At Sea

Lat 67.55, Long -15.6

4.30am: Challenged “Otway”

5.15am: Altered course S65E, log 85. Signalling “Otway”

6.25am: Proceeded N40E, log 100

8.08am: Altered course N52W, log 23.5. Reduced to 69 revs, zigzag 3 points

0.45pm: Altered course N57W, log 80. Zigzag 2 points

7.0pm: Ceased zigzag

8.0pm: Altered course S59E, zigzag 3 points

Number on sick list: 1


4ef4f7afe53e0a0c91002f62: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-44345/ADM 53-44345-006_1.jpg)


3 June 1916

At Sea

Lat 67.6, Long -17.96

4.0am: Altered course S59E, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

11.30am: Altered course S28W, log 64. Ceased zigzag

Noon: Altered course S58E, zigzag 3 points

Number on sick list: 1


4ef4f7afe53e0a0c91002f63: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-44345/ADM 53-44345-007_0.jpg)


4 June 1916

At Sea

Lat 67.6, Long -17.93

8.0am: Altered course N61W, zigzag 3 points

10.30am: Divine Service

5.10pm: Altered course N67W, log 36, zigzag 2 points

11.40pm: Altered course S84W to intercept schooner

Number on sick list: 1


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5 June 1916

At Sea

Lat 67.2, Long -22.33

0.20am: Stopped. Boarded Icelandic fishing vessel “Hrisey” of Akureyri. All correct

0.45am: Proceeded N6W, Full Speed, zigzag 2 points , log 41

1.40am: Passed fishing schooner EA 13

5.50am: Altered course N55W, log 97.5. Reduced to 69 revs, zigzag 3 points

8.0am: Large quantity of ice visible bearing NW. Sighted land bearing S10E (T)

1.30pm: Zigzag 2 points, log 8

3.45pm: Altered course N20E, log 36. Ceased zigzag

4.0pm: Courses various. Examining edge of Pack Ice to West & NW for distance of 11 miles

5.05pm: Set course S39E, log 52, Full Speed, No zigzag

6.05pm: Fog. Reduced to 69 revs, log 67

8.45pm: Altered course N57W, log 100, zigzag 3 points

10.45pm: Reduced to 57 revs. Ceased zigzag. Fog. Log 26

11.0pm: Thick fog. Closed up guns’ crews. Altered course S33W

Number on sick list: 1


[Fishing schooner E.A 13 = Eyjafjord fishing schooner]


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6 June 1916

At Sea

Lat 67.1, Long -22.6

0.15am: Altered course S52E. No zigzag

3.0am: Increased to 69 revs. Zigzag 2 points

6.45am: Altered course N74W, log 17. Reduced to 57 revs. Ceased zigzag

8.30am: Increased to 63 revs, log 34.5, zigzag 2 points

0.07pm: Altered course N57W, log 77.5, zigzag 3 points

3.50pm: Reduced to 57 revs, log 23.5. Ceased zigzag

Midnight: Altered course S52E, 69 revs, zigzag 3 points

Number on sick list: 1


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7 June 1916

At Sea

Lat 67.2, Long -22.18

Midnight to 2.0am: Fog. Guns’ crews closed up

5.30 to 6.20am: Fog. Guns’ crews closed up. Speed 57 revs & no zigzag

8.0am: Altered course S52E, zigzag as before. Large quantity of drift ice about

Noon: Altered course N57W, zigzag 3 points

Pm: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes throughout

Number on sick list: 1


4ef4f7afe53e0a0c91002f67: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-44345/ADM 53-44345-009_0.jpg)


8 June 1916

At Sea

Lat 66.48, Long -22.86

4.0am: Altered course N57W, 69 revs, zigzag 3 points

9.05am: Challenged “Otway”

9.25am: Stopped. Sent boat to communicate with “Otway”. Sighted “Andes”

10.15am: Boat hoisted. Proceeded towards “Andes”

10.40am: Stopped. Sent boat to communicate with “Andes”

11.25am: Proceeded S52E, zigzag 3 points, 69 revs, log 31

0.20pm: Altered course S60E, log 42. Full Speed to examine trawler

0.55pm: Passed wooden S/T IS 386

1.45pm: Closed Danish steam trawler “May”, RE 114. Proceeded N57W, 69 revs, zigzag 3 points, log 62

4.35pm: Altered course to intercept sailing vessel. Full Speed

5.30pm: Stopped. Boarded French schooner “Tramontane”. Allowed to proceed

5.53pm: Proceeded S61E, 69 revs, zigzag 3 points, log 10

Number on sick list: 1


4ef4f7afe53e0a0c91002f68: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-44345/ADM 53-44345-009_1.jpg)


9 June 1916

At Sea

Lat 66.68, Long -22.76

Am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

2.30am: Altered course S34W to intercept SS. Full Speed, log 16

2.45am: Resumed course S88E, log 20, zigzag 3 points

9.40am: Altered course S40E, log 6. Full Speed, to intercept schooner

11.0am: Stopped. Boarded Danish schooner “Willemoes”. Allowed to proceed. Lat 66 37N, Long 22 51W

11.30am: Proceeded N63E, 69 revs, log 24. Zigzag 3 points

3.0pm: Altered course to intercept SS

3.15pm: Stopped. Boarded steam trawler “Ymir” & “Snorri Codi”

4.10pm: Boat returned. Proceeded N58W, 69 revs, log 70

7.30pm: Increased to Full Speed to intercept SS, log 14

8.35pm: Stopped. Boarded Danish line fishing vessel “Eirikur”. Allowed to proceed. Lat 66 49N, Long 22 14W

9.0pm: Boat returned. Proceeded N77W, 69 revs, zigzag 3 points, log 27.0

10.40pm: Signalled “Andes”

Number on sick list: 1


[Danish Schooner “Willemoes”: Delivered in 1907 from unknown builders in Svendborg, Denmark, to unknown Danish owner, wooden hull, 67.9’ x 13’ x 6.9’. Sold in 1920 to A/S Saltens Dampskibsselskab, Bodø and renamed “Kunna”. Converted for regularly scheduled service, 67.9’ x 13’ x 6.9’, 25 gt. As per 1920 she had a 2cyl 2tev Skandia rm 0bhp 7 knots motor, and was used locally around Bodø and to Nord-Helgeland, though was not suited. Rebuilt at some point in the 1920’s, 33 gt. Probably sold in 1943, buyer unknown (still registered by Saltens D/S). Further fate unknown. Deleted from Norwegian registry in 1951. http://www.warsailors.com/homefleet/shipsk.html#Kr

Also here: https://www.sjohistorie.no/no/skip/17039/]


4ef4f7afe53e0a0c91002f69: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-44345/ADM 53-44345-010_0.jpg)


10 June 1916

At Sea

Lat 66.8, Long -22.33

0.35am: Altered course S75E, log 72, zigzag 3 points

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Altered course S76E, 63 revs, zigzag 2 points

5.10pm: Reduced to 57 revs for fog. Ceased zigzag, log 80

6.30pm: Increased to 69 revs, zigzag 3 points, log 94

10.15pm: Challenged “Andes”

Number on sick list: 1


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11 June 1916

At Sea

Lat 66.85, Long -22.41

4.0am: Altered course N84W, zigzag 3 points

7.45pm: Altered course S11E, log 13. Ceased zigzag

8.05pm: Altered course N84W, log 16.5, zigzag 3 points

Number on sick list: 1


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12 June 1916

At Sea

Lat 66.66, Long -22.95

Am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes throughout

9.10am: Altered course to intercept trawlers

9.20am: Stopped. Lowered boat to board trawlers

9.25am: Steaming 69 revs, courses various

10.15am: Stopped. Picked up boat. Set course S76E, 69 revs, zigzag 3 points

1.30pm: Altered course S52E. Ceased zigzag, log 27.5

3.0pm: North Cape abeam, Dist 7 miles, log 46

8.45pm: Altered course N68W, log 20, zigzag 3 points

Number on sick list: 1


4ef4f7afe53e0a0c91002f6c: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-44345/ADM 53-44345-011_1.jpg)


13 June 1916

At Sea

Lat 66.6, Long -19.06

Am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

7.45pm: Altered course S10E to intercept sailing vessel, log 8

8.40pm: Stopped. Boarded Danish schooner “Minerva”. Lat 66 18N, Long 18 50W

9.05pm: Boat returned. Allowed schooner to proceed

9.10pm: Proceeded N87W, Full Speed, to intercept Danish schooners “Ilotz” & “Cathrine”. Allowed to proceed

9.40pm: Altered course N35W, 69 revs. No zigzag, log 26

Number on sick list: 1


[Danish schooner “Ilotz”: misspelt for Danish schooner “J. Lotz”]


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14 June 1916

At Sea

Lat 66.6, Long -20.91

1.10am: Altered course S54E, log 70, zigzag 3 points

5.0pm: Courses various. Full Speed. Intercept schooner previously boarded

6.0pm: Set course S54E, 69 revs, zigzag 3 points

Number on sick list: 2


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15 June 1916

At Sea

Lat 66.9, Long -21.73

2.30am: Altered course N61W, zigzag 3 points, log 94

8.0am: Encountered ice field. Altered course to examine edge. Ceased zigzag, altered course to Westward

9.40am: Altered course Eastward to examine ice field

11.15am: Full Speed

11.45am: Finished examination of Ice. Proceeded S52E, log 12. No zigzag. Full Speed

Pm: Courses various to avoid Ice field & Drift Ice

3.20pm: Challenged “Andes”. Altered course S5E, log 67.5

4.25pm: Stopped. “Andes” sent boat to communicate

5.15pm: Boat left

5.25pm: Proceeded S65W, 69 revs, log 80.5. Zigzag 3 points

11.0pm: Full Speed. No zigzag to overhaul schooners ahead

11.45pm: Closely examined 3 French fishing schooners

Midnight: Altered course S55E, 69 revs, zigzag 3 points

Number on sick list: 2


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16 June 1916

At Sea

Lat 66.46, Long -21.25

1.0am: Challenged “Andes”

9.30am: Out target. Commenced 1” aiming rifle practice

10.50am: Target inboard

11.0am: Set course N52W, 69 revs, zigzag 3 points

11.45am: Sighted “Ebro”

0.15pm: Challenged “Ebro”

0.45pm: Closed on “Ebro”

1.0pm: Stopped. Sent boat away to communicate with “Ebro”

1.45pm: Boat returned. Set course N48W, 69 revs, zigzag 2 points, log 11.5. Left Patrol

3.25pm: North Cape abeam, dist 6 miles, log 32.5

6.30pm: Observed Ice ahead. Ceased zigzag

6.50pm: Altered course S36W, log 76, Full Speed to avoid Ice

7.20pm: Steamed clear of ice. Resumed course S75W, 69 revs, zigzag 2 points. Log 83

Number on sick list: 3


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17 June 1916

At Sea

Lat 63.2, Long -25.0

0.40am: Staalbierg Huk abeam, dist 12 miles

Pm: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes throughout

Number on sick list: 3


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18 June 1916

At Sea

Lat 61.21, Long -14.41

Am: Zigzag 2 points throughout

5.30am: Challenged “Artois”

4.10pm: Various courses and speeds, waiting at rendezvous for “Alsatian”

4.55pm: Sighted & closed “Alsatian”

5.08pm: Sent boat away with Captain to “Alsatian”

5.30pm: Picked up “Alsatian’s” boat

6.20pm: “Alsatian’s” boat left

6.35pm: Captain returned

6.40pm: Proceeded S65E, 72 revs, zigzag 2 points, log 78.6

Number on sick list: 2


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19 June 1916

At Sea

Lat 61.0, Long -5.7

6.30am: Sighted Faroe Islands on Port bow

Am: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes throughout

10.0am: Increased to 76 revs, zigzag 3 points

10.30am: Log 90. Altered course S67E, zigzag 4 points every 10 minutes

11.50am: Passed Boston trawler “Dalmatian” flying correct quadrant flag

3.0pm: Increased to Full Speed, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

3.10pm: Courses & speeds various looking for object in water

3.30pm: Full Speed, S76E, zigzag 3 points

8.30pm: Observed land ahead & Foula Id bearing South (C)

9.30pm: Challenged “Donegal”. Observed Esha Ness ahead

11.0pm: Esha Ness abeam. Challenged TBD “Lively” who acted as escort

11.45pm: Muckle Roe Light abeam

Midnight: Passed Boom defence, Swarbacks Minn

Number on sick list: 2


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20 June 1916

Busta Voe

Lat 60.35, Long -1.37

0.15am: Let go Port anchor in 18 fms, N° 2 berth

Anchor Bearings: Flag Staff N48W (Mag), Hevden Ness S17W (Mag), Ship’s Head N45W (mag)

6.0am: Colliers “Gregynog” & “Samantha” alongside

Anchor Bearings: Ship’s Head N35W, Flag Staff N48W, Burgastoo Rock S66W

7.20am: Coaling party arrived from “Gibraltar”

7.40am: Commenced coaling

Noon: Ceased coaling for dinner

1.0pm: Resumed coaling

4.0pm: Ceased coaling for tea

4.30pm: Resumed coaling

6.15pm: Ceased coaling 625 tons aboard

7.15pm: Resumed coaling

10.0pm: “Teutonic” sailed. Ceased coaling for day 759 tons aboard

Number on sick list:


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21 June 1916

Busta Voe

Lat 60.35, Long -1.37

Anchor Bearings (Comp): Burgastoo Rock S50W, Hevden Ness S8W, Ship’s Head SSW

7.0am: Commenced coaling

7.25am: Coaling gang arrived from “Gibraltar”

Noon: Ceased coaling for dinner. 1019 tons aboard

1.0pm: Resumed coaling

Anchor Bearings: Burgastoo Rk S56W, Hevden Ness S12W, Ship’s Head SSW

4.0pm: Ceased coaling for tea

4.30pm: Resumed coaling

6.20pm: Ceased coaling for supper

7.30pm: Resumed coaling

6.30pm: Water tank left. 200 tons received

11.30pm: Finished Coaling. 1300 tons received

Midnight: Anchor bearings unaltered

Number on sick list: 2


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22 June 1916

Busta Voe

Lat 60.35, Long -1.37

Anchor Bearings: Burgastoo Rk S55W, Hevden Ness S11W, Ship’s Head SxW

7.0am: Colliers left ship

7.15am: Water tank arrived alongside

7.45am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.0pm: Water received 150 tons

11.10pm: “Victorian” arrived

Number on sick list: 3


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23 June 1916

Busta Voe

Lat 60.35, Long -1.37

Anchor Bearings: Flagstaff N65W, Burgastoo S55W, Ship’s Head SSE

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship

7.25am: “Fiona” arrived

9.15am: Church & Communion Service held on board by Chaplain of “Gibraltar”

10.16am: Abandon Ship

10.20am: Last man left ship, 245 officers & men

9.40pm: Commenced to weigh anchor

10.15pm: 3 armed guards for “Changuinola” received from “Gibraltar”

10.50pm: Anchor aweigh & proceeded

11.0pm: Passed through boom defence. TBD “Lively” acting as escort

11.55pm: Esha Ness abeam, log 10. Set course N30W, Full Speed, zigzag 3 points. Parted company with “Lively”

Number on sick list: 4


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24 June 1916

At Sea

Lat 60.93, Long -5.6

2.10am: Reduced to 53 revs. Ceased zigzag. Thick fog

4.55pm: Fog cleared. Increased to 63 revs, zigzag 3 points, log 94

Number on sick list: 4


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25 June 1916

At Sea

Lat 60.3, Long -12.95

Am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes throughout

4.50am: Challenged “Changuinola” & closed

5.15am: Stopped. Discharged armed guards

5.40am: Proceeded N57W, 69 revs, zigzag 2 points, log 31

10.0am: Altered course S45W to intercept SS, log 86

10.40am: Stopped. Boarded S/T “Conisboro Castle” GY 533. Allowed to proceed. Lat 60 25N, Long 12 35W

Pm: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes throughout

6.25pm: Altered course S83E, 69 revs, zigzag 3 points, log 85

Number on sick list: 4


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26 June 1916

At Sea

Lat 60.0, Long -12.86

Am: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes throughout

5.20am: Proceeded to intercept sailing vessel ahead, log 24

6.20am: Closed & boarded Danish 3 masted schooner “Pallesen

6.55am: Allowed sailing vessel to proceed: Lat 60 22N, log 10.50W

7.0am: Proceeded N88W, 69 revs, zigzag 2 points

6.05pm: Altered course S83E, log 72.6, zigzag 3 points

Number on sick list: 4


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27 June 1916

At Sea

Lat 60.08, Long -13.08

1.20am: Altered course N20W to intercept SS, log 64.5

1.40am: Resumed course. Vessel previously boarded. Log 68.5, zigzag 2 points

4.0am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

11.45am [perhaps 10.45am]: Altered course to intercept SS. Full Speed

11.15am: Challenged “Andes” and resumed course

Noon: Altered course S65W, 69 revs, zigzag 2 points

1.35pm: Altered course to intercept SS. Full Speed, log 20

2.15pm: Stopped. Lowered boat to board Danish SS “Michail Ontchoukoff”. Lat 59 46N, Long 13 39W

3.15pm: Sent SS to Kirkwall with armed guard (Sub Lieut Beatty)

3.40pm: Boat hoisted. Set course S53W, 69 revs, zigzag 2 points; log 29

7.10pm: Altered course S82E, zigzag 3 points, log 73

Number on sick list: 4


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28 June 1916

At Sea

Lat 59.5, Long -12.76

6.0am: Altered course N89W, zigzag 3 points throughout

Noon: Altered course S64W, zigzag 2 points

3.0pm: Altered course to intercept SS. Full Speed. Log 24.5

3.20pm: Challenged “Changuinola”. Resumed course S70W, 69 revs, zigzag 2 points, log 28.5

6.0pm: Altered course S82E, log 64, zigzag 3 points

Number on sick list: 4


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29 June 1916

At Sea

Lat 60.16, Long -12.4

Am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

5.05am: Proceeded Full Speed to intercept SS

5.30am: Stopped. Boarded SS “Sliedsecht”, called Kirkwall. Allowed to proceed. Lat 59 23N, Long 10 38W

6.05am: Set course N23W, 69 revs, zigzag 2 points, log 7.5

7.10am: Challenged “Andes”

9.15pm: Sighted & challenged “Orcoma”

9.25pm: “Orcoma” closed

9.58pm: Stopped. Sent boat away to communicate

10.45pm: Boat returned

11.10pm: Set course N34E, 69 revs, zigzag 2 points, log 97. Parted company with “Orcoma”

Number on sick list: 5


[Possibly misspelt Dutch Steamer “Sliedrecht”, built 1905. http://www.marhisdata.nl/main.php?to_page=schip&id=5950

A picture of SS “Sliedrecht” can be found here: http://www.rdm-archief.nl/RDM-MF/RDM-MF-1905A.html]


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30 June 1916

At Sea

Lat 63.35, Long -16.18

Am: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

10.50am: Altered course S75W, log 37.5, zigzag 3 points

Number on sick list: 5


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[Jos P Kieran signs log book as Navigating Officer]

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[Barometer: Aneroid]



LOGS FOR JULY 1916


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1 July 1916

At Sea

Lat 63.41, Long -16.01

6.10am: Altered course S75W, log 79. Cast lead 65 fms. Zigzag 3 points

8.25am: Altered course to intercept trawler

8.45am: Stopped. Boarded Dutch S/T “Eendracht II”. Sent to Lerwick with armed guard. Sub Lieut Workman. Lat 63 40N, Long 15 21W

9.45am: Proceeded S75W, zigzag 3 points, 69 revs. Log 12.5

11.45am: Examined Danish sailing trawler TY 552. Allowed to proceed

6.30pm: Boarded Danish SS “Skalholt”. Sent to Lerwick with armed guard. Sub. Lieut. Braine. Lat 62 44N, Long 18 05W

7.30pm: Set course N85E, 69 revs, zigzag 3 points

8.05pm: Altered course to overhaul SS “Skalholt”

8.35pm: Closed with SS & ordered her to proceed to Leith

8.40pm: Set course N81E, 69 revs, zigzag 2 points, log 40

Number on sick list: 6


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2 July 1916

At Sea

Lat 63.58, Long -15.95

6.35am: Altered course S74W, log 65, zigzag 3 points

8.50am: Stopped. Boarded Dutch trawler “Eveline”. Sent to Lerwick with armed guard, Mid Mason. Lat 63 38N, Long 14 57W

9.40am: Set course S80W, 69 revs, zigzag 2 points

11.05am: Stopped. Boarded Grimsby S/T “Robinia”. Allowed to proceed. Lat 63 46N, Long 15 45W

11.38am: Set course S71W, 69 revs, zigzag 2 points, log 13

6.10am: Altered course N87E, log 99.5, zigzag 3 points

7.45pm: Sighted damaged boat

8.0pm: Lowered boat to examine

8.07pm: Proceeded on course

Number on sick list: 6


[Dutch trawler “Eveline”: built 1900, by Bonne & Mees, Rotterdam.Owner: Stoomvisserij Mij Mercurius. Renamed “Cornelis” (IJM 15) in 1927]


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3 July 1916

At Sea

Lat 62.83, Long -17.51

3.30am: Altered course S75W, log 16.5, zigzag 2 points

9.30am: Ceased zigzag. Reduced to 63 revs. Log 90.5

10.35am: Intercepted Norwegian Sealer bound Lerwick with armed guard from HMT “Walpole”

1.30pm: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

10.30pm: Altered course S30E to intercept SS. Full Speed. No zigzag, log 44

Number on sick list: 6


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4 July 1916

At Sea

Lat 62.73, Long -16.76

0.20am: Closed with British Steam Trawler “Braeriach”, previously boarded

0.30am: Set course N44E, zigzag 2 points, 69 revs

4.30am: Altered course S51W, log 23, zigzag 3 points

9.25am: Exercise Action Station & 1” aiming rifle practice

10.40am: Target inboard. Proceeded S51W, 69 revs, zigzag 3 points, log 87

0.20pm: Proceeded Full Speed to intercept SS

1.05pm: Closed with HMT “Robert Smith”

1.45pm: Parted company with trawler

2.15pm: Set course N60E, 69 revs, zigzag 2 points, log 26

4.10pm: Proceeded to intercept Danish schooner “Hamlet”. Allowed to proceed

5.0pm: Set course N33E, zigzag 3 points, 69 revs

7.05pm: Full Speed to intercept SS

8.0pm: Stopped. Boarded Dutch trawler “Camelia”. Sent to Lerwick with armed guard, Mid. Burton. Proceeded to intercept another Steam Trawler

9.0pm: Examined British trawler “Zetland”

9.45pm: Proceeded S49W, 69 revs, zigzag 3 points, log 17.5

Number on sick list: 6


[Dutch trawler “Camelia” (IJM 18) is mentioned in HMS “Moldavia” logs for May 14th, 1916http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-49757/ADM%2053-49757-010_0.jpg


[“Zetland”, fishing trawler. Built 1898, 165grt, Grimsby-reg GY.760. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control. Royal Navy Auxiliary Patrol ships of WW1]


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5 July 1916

At Sea

Lat 63.58, Long -15.66

2.10am: Examined British Steam Trawler “Nutillia”. Allowed to proceed

4.0am: Altered course N60E, zigzag 3 points

5.0am: Altered course to intercept sailing vessel

5.15am: Boarded Danish motor ketch “Gissur Hviti”. Allowed to proceed

5.55am: Proceeded N59E, 69 revs, zigzag 3 points, log 17

6.50am: Altered course to intercept steam trawler

7.0am: Boarded British S/T “Alonso”. Allowed to proceed

7.25am: Set course N60E, 69 revs, zigzag 3 points

11.35am: Altered course to intercept Steam Trawler

1.35pm: Stopped. Boarded British S/T “Great Admiral”. Allowed to proceed

1.50pm: Set course S70W, 69 revs, zigzag 2 points, log 14.5

6.50pm: Stopped. Boarded British S/T “Audrey”. Allowed to proceed

7.05pm: Proceeded on Course

8.50pm: Altered course N60E, log 93, zigzag 3 points

Number on sick list: 6


[British Steam Trawler “Nutillia”: possibly misspelt for British Steam Trawler “Nuttallia” GY 1095. Built 1899 by 1899 Schofield Hagerup and Doughty, Grimsby. http://fishingboatheritage.com/index.php/recent-additions/9190-gy-1095-nuttallia-1899-1917]


[Danish motor ketch “Gissur Hviti” built 1916 in Skagen; owner: M. Jóhannsson, Reykjavik]


[British Steam Trawler “Great Admiral”, fishing trawler. Built 1908, 284grt, Grimsby-reg GY.733. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control. Served in WW2. Royal Navy Auxiliary Patrol ships of WW1]


[British Steam Trawler “Audrey”, fishing trawler. Built 1906, 186grt, Hull-reg H.854. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control. Royal Navy Auxiliary Patrol ships of WW1]


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6 July 1916

At Sea

Lat 63.33, Long -16.76

5.0am: Altered course S51W, zigzag 3 points

5.15am: Passed Danish Fishing Ketch T.G. 652

9.10am: Closed with HMT “Arley” & “Saxon”. Commanding Officers came on board

10.30am: Set course N86W, 69 revs, zigzag 3 points

11.20am: Altered course to intercept “Arley” & “Saxon

Noon: Set course S73E, 69 revs, zigzag 2 points

1.45pm: Reduced to 63 revs. Ceased zigzag, log 98

3.0pm: Increased to 69 revs. Zigzag 2 points

6.25pm: Altered course S50W, log 56.5, zigzag 3 points

Number on sick list: 6


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7 July 1916

At Sea

Lat 63.33, Long -15.56

Am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes throughout

5.15am: Altered course to intercept sailing vessel

6.05am: Stopped. Boarded Danish schooner Thyra. Allowed to proceed

6.45am: Set course S45W, 69 revs, zigzag 3 points, log 1

9.20am: Altered course North, log 36. Full Speed. Ceased zigzag

10.45am: Altered course to intercept smoke

11.50am: Stopped. Boarded Russian SS “Czaritza”. Allowed to proceed to New York

0.30pm: Proceeded S11E, 69 revs, zigzag 2 points, log 71.5

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Altered course N58E, zigzag 3 points

5.50pm: Challenged “Arley”

8.15pm: Signalled French Auxiliary “Artois” and closed on her, courses various

8.45pm: Received three armed guards from “Artois”

9.50pm: Set course S50W, 69 revs, zigzag 3 points, log 76

Number on sick list: 7


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8 July 1916

At Sea

Lat 62.918, Long -15.63

6.0am: Altered course S50W, zigzag 3 points

11.18am: Altered course N42W, log 47, to intercept SS

11.47am: Full Speed

0.45pm: Reduced to 69 revs. Altered course S74W, zigzag 2 points, log 66

6.45pm: Altered course N81E, log 43.5, zigzag 3 points

Number on sick list: 7


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9 July 1916

At Sea

Lat 62.81, Long -17.23

3.45am: Altered course S28W, log 57.5, zigzag 3 points

5.0am: Challenged “Teutonic” & closed on her

5.55am: Stopped. Sent boat away to receive armed guards

6.30am: Altered course N66W, 69 revs, zigzag 2 points, log 86

7.45am: Altered course S82W, Full Speed, to intercept sailing vessel & stream trawler

8.0am: Examined Danish schooner “Vonin” and British steam trawler “Commander Holbrook”. Allowed them to proceed

8.30am: Altered course N57W, 69 revs, zigzag 2 points, log 13

1.15pm: Signalled & closed HMT “Arley”

1.30pm: Stopped. Seaboat away with armed guard for “Arley”

1.50pm: Set course S61W, 69 revs, zigzag 3 points, log 75.5

Number on sick list: 7


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10 July 1916

At Sea

Lat 63.21, Long -16.48

5.45am: Altered course S75W, log 74, zigzag 3 points

7.15am: Passed British S/T “Hilaria

11.20am: Ceased zigzag, log 46. Full Speed to intercept SS

0.50pm: Closed British S/T “St Denis”. Allowed to proceed. Altered course S75W, 69 revs, zigzag 3 points, log 67.5

1.35pm: Altered course to intercept SS, log 68, Full Speed

2.25pm: Closed Norwegian whaler “Ost” with armed guard on board form “Saxon”. Allowed to proceed

2.30pm: Set course S60W, 69 revs, zigzag 2 points, log 90

3.30pm: Stopped. Boarded Russian SS “Kursk”. Allowed to proceed. Action stations

4.35pm: Proceeded S70W, 69 revs, zigzag 2 points, log 5.5

6.45pm: Altered course N82E, log 33, zigzag 3 points

Number on sick list: 7


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11 July 1916

At Sea

Lat 63.45, Long -15.91

Am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

3.20am: Straight course to intercept S/T

4.0am: Examined British S/T “Virgilia”. Allowed to proceed. Zigzag 3 points

9.55am: Altered course N60E, to intercept S/T

10.0am: Stopped. Boarded British S/T “George Milburn”. Allowed to proceed

10.30am: Resumed course S75W, 69 revs, zigzag 3 points, log 25.5

1.0pm: Zigzag 2 points

6.20pm: Altered course N82E, zigzag 3 points, log 30

7.0pm: Altered course S72E, zigzag 2 points

7.44pm: Altered course to intercept S/T

8.30pm: Examined British S/T “Doris”. Allowed to proceed

8.35pm: Set course S73E, 69 revs, No zigzag, log 58

Number on sick list: 7


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12 July 1916

At Sea

Lat 63.21, Long -13.63

6.45am: Reduced to 53 revs. Arrived at rendezvous, log 86

8.0am: Altered course S16W. Increased to 69 revs

9.40am: Altered course N15W, Full Speed, log 13.5

1.05pm: Altered course N71E, zigzag 3 points. Reduced to 69 revs, log 62.5

Number on sick list: 7


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13 July 1916

At Sea

Lat 63.61, Long -14.26

4.45am: Reduced to 53 revs on account of fog. Ceased zigzag

6.30am: Increased to 63 revs, zigzag 3 points

[Soundings taken from 5.0 to 8.15am]

Number on sick list: 5


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14 July 1916

At Sea

Lat 63.43, Long -14.5

1.30am: Altered course N71E, log 12.5, zigzag 3 points

0.15pm: Reduced to 53 revs. Ceased zigzag

0.45pm: Increased to 75 revs, zigzag 2 points, log 66

1.30pm: Reduced to 42 revs. Ceased zigzag. Various courses & speeds looking for “Patuca” at Rendezvous. Thick patches of fog

3.45pm: Set course S15W, log 98, 63 revs. No zigzag

4.20pm: Increased to 72 revs, zigzag 2 points

5.0pm: Altered course West. Full Speed. No zigzag

5.12pm: Challenged “Patuca”

8.25pm. Passed GY S/T “Helios”

Number on sick list: 4


[“Helios”, hired trawler, Adty No 953. Built 1903, 201grt, Grimsby-reg GY.784. In service 4.15-5.15 as auxiliary patrol vessel. Released from patrol organisation to continue commercial fishing, later requisitioned by Admiralty for Fishery Reserve of the Trawler Section. Royal Navy ships of WW1 - H to O]


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15 July 1916

At Sea

Lat 60.36, Long -16.56

Am: Frequent patches of fog throughout

Number on sick list: 4


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16 July 1916

At Sea

Lat 56.15, Long -10.15

[Soundings taken every half hour from 0.30 to 2.05am]

2.10am: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

5.0pm: Closed with Danish Schooner “Christian” and gave position

5.50pm: Observed Tory Id Lt Ho, altered course S4W

6.35pm: Tory Island Lt Ho abeam, dist 2 miles, log 71

8.0pm: Limeburners Rk Buoy abeam, dist 2 miles

8.18pm: Tanard Hd abeam, dist 5 miles

8.55pm: Challenged by Malin Head

9.12pm: Altered course S53E, log 9, zigzag 2 points

9.30pm: Inishtrahull Lt abeam, dist 1 mile, log 12

11.0pm: Ceased zigzag

Number on sick list: 4


[Tanard Head: possibly misspelt for Fanad Head]


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17 July 1916

Firth of Clyde

Lat 55.95, Long -4.56

[Dumbarton Rock coordinates]

0.54am: Sighted Maidens Lt bearing S26W (T)

1.40am: Maidens Lt bearing S43W (T), dist 5 miles, log 78. Altered course N64E, zigzag 2 points

3.30am: Ailsa Craig bearing S46E (T), dist 3 ½ miles

4.0am: Zigzag 2 points every 5 minutes

4.10am: Pladda Lt abeam, log 15

4.43am: Holy Id Lt abeam, log 24

5.40am: Cumbrae Lt abeam, log 37

6.30am: All clocks put on 1 hour to B.S.T.

7.45am: Entered Boom gateway

8.22am: Let go anchor at Tail of the Bank

10.15am: Read Warrants Nos 76 & 77

11.0am: Anchor aweigh. Proceeded up Clyde

11.50am: Stern tug made fast. Passed Dumbarton Rock

2.0pm: Entered Princes Dock, Glasgow

2.30pm: Entered graving Dock

3.0pm: Made fast & shored off

Number on sick list: 4


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18 July 1916

Glasgow, Govan Graving Dock

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands employed as requisite

Noon: Armed guard arrived on board for “Columbella”

5.30pm: Discharged rating to hospital

Number on sick list: 2


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19 July 1916

Glasgow, Govan Graving Dock

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands employed as requisite

Number on sick list: 1


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20 July 1916

Glasgow, Govan Graving Dock

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands employed as requisite

5.0pm: Shifted Ship out of Dry dock to Coaling Wharf

6.15pm: Commenced coaling

Number on sick list:


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21 July 1916

Glasgow, Govan Graving Dock

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

6.0am: Hands employed shifting ship

7.15am: Tied up alongside N° 22 Wharf

Am: Hands employed as requisite

Number on sick list: 1


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22 July 1916

Glasgow, Govan Graving Dock

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands employed as requisite

1.30pm: Hands employed as requisite. Prisoner joined ship for “Moldavia”

Number on sick list: 1


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23 July 1916

Glasgow, Govan Graving Dock

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

9.15am: 10 boys joined ship from Depot

10.15am: Landed Church Parties

12.30pm: Church party returned

Number on sick list: 1


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24 July 1916

Glasgow, Govan Graving Dock

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands employed as requisite

11.15pm: Shifted ship

Number on sick list: 2


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25 July 1916

Glasgow, Govan Graving Dock

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

6.0am: Hands employed as requisite

7.55pm: Tugs made fast

8.0pm: Let go

8.45pm: Entered river and proceeded down Clyde

10.20pm: Dumbarton Rk abeam

11.0am: Let go tug

11.15pm: Pilot left

11.15pm: All clocks put back 1 hour to G.M.T.

10.45pm [perhaps 11.45pm]: Passed through Boom defence

11.45pm: Cumbrae abeam

Number on sick list: 2


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26 July 1916

At Sea

Lat 55.218, Long -6.08

0.35am: Holy Id abeam, dist 5 miles

1.10am: Altered course S57W, log 19.5. Pladda Lt abeam, dist 8 ½ miles, zigzag 2 points

3.0am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

3.40am: Reduced to 42 revs. Ceased zigzag. Thick fog

[List of soundings taken from 4.35 to 5.30am]

5.35am: Let go anchor in 12 fms water

Am: Dense fog

10.55am: Fog lifted. Hove up & proceeded. Various speeds & courses

Noon: Fair Hd abeam

12.55pm: Increased to Full Speed. Fog lifted

1.0pm: Set course N33W, zigzag 3 points

Number on sick list: 2


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27 July 1916

At Sea

Lat 58.25, Long -10.8

0.30am: Altered course N25E, log 50, zigzag 3 points

1.50am: Challenged “Orotava”

2.30am: Stopped. Boat arrived from “Orotava” to fetch armed guard

2.45am: Proceeded N70W, Full Speed, zigzag 3 points, log 75

5.40am: Challenged “Mantua”

6.20am: Stopped. Boat arrived from “Mantua” to receive ratings

6.25am: Proceeded N10E, Full Speed, zigzag 3 points, log 25

7.35am: Challenged “Artois”

1.0pm: Zigzag 2 points

1.30pm: Challenged “Motagua”

3.0pm: Altered course N36E, zigzag 3 points

3.25pm: Challenged “Ebro”

9.40pm: Challenged “Moldavia”

10.10pm: Stopped. Boat arrived from “Moldavia” to receive rating

10.20pm: Set course N13W, 69 revs, zigzag 2 points, log 35

Number on sick list: 2


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28 July 1916

At Sea

Lat 62.21, Long -14.01

Am: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes throughout

5.53pm: Altered course to intercept SS, log 78

6.10pm: Challenged “Changuinola”

6.30pm: Stopped. Sent boat to communicate

7.30pm: Proceeded N71E, 63 revs, zigzag 3 points, log 89

Number on sick list: 2


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29 July 1916

At Sea

Lat 63.98, Long -13.53

6.0am: Altered course S63W, log 10, zigzag 3 points

7.0am: Altered course to intercept sailing vessel, log 20

7.30am: Stopped. Boarded Icelandic fishing schooner “Sleipnir”. Allowed to proceed. Set course S65W, 63 revs, zigzag 3 points

Midnight: Altered course N18W, zigzag 2 points

Number on sick list: 3


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30 July 1916

At Sea

Lat 63.83, Long -13.13

5.30am: Altered course to intercept sailing vessel, log 67

6.15am: Stopped. Boarded French fishing schooner “Ererestine”. Allowed to proceed. Lat 64 05N, Long 13 22W

6.35am: Set course S5E, 63 revs, zigzag 2 points, log 78

9.10am: Altered course to intercept sailing vessel

9.55am: Stopped. Boarded Danish fishing ketch “Egaria”. Allowed to proceed

10.30am: Set course S18E, 63 revs, zigzag 2 points

4.55pm: Altered course N52E, Full Speed. Ceased zigzag

7.30pm: Hvalsbak bearing N76W (T), dist 2 ½ miles, log 24.5. Altered course N41E

10.30pm: Entered fog bank. Challenged HMT “Walpole”

10.40pm: Stopped. Placed 2 armed guards on “Walpole”

11.58pm: Set course S14W, Full Speed. No zigzag

Number on sick list: 4


[Danish fishing ketch “Egaria”, possibly misspelt for Danish ketch “Egeria”, built 1875]


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31 July 1916

At Sea

Lat 63.6, Long -12.53

1.44am: Altered course S44W, 63 revs, zigzag 2 points, log 94

Noon: Altered course to intercept SS

0.25pm: Stopped. Boarded Swedish SS “Hero”. Sent to Lerwick with armed guard, Sub Lieut. Kirk

1.15pm: Proceeded S16E, 69 revs, zigzag 2 points

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Warrant N° 78 read

4.45pm: Altered course to intercept SS

5.20pm: Stopped. Boarded British S/T “City of London”. Allowed to proceed

5.30pm: Proceeded S22W, 69 revs, zigzag 2 points, log 63.5

9.0pm: Altered course N12W. Cased zigzag

Number on sick list: 2


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[Jos P Kieran signs log as Navigating Officer]

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[Barometer: Aneroid]



LOGS FOR AUGUST 1916


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1 August 1916

At Sea

Lat 63.58, Long -12.05

6.30am: Altered course N68E, no zigzag, log 28

8.0am: Altered course S18E, 63 revs, zigzag 2 points

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Warrant N° 79 read

7.05pm: Altered course N53E. Full Speed. No zigzag, log 68

9.42pm: Hvalsbak Rk abeam, dist 1 ½ miles. Altered course N35E, log 6

11.10pm: Challenged “Walpole”. Ordered her to follow

Number on sick list: 2


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2 August 1916

At Sea

Lat 63.53, Long -12.4

0.15am: Delatange Lt bearing N86W (T), dist 11 miles. Altered course N45E, log 43

0.22am: Closed with “Robert Smith”, & put 3 armed guards aboard. Mids Mason, Burton, & Holmes

1.15am: Closed “Walpole”. Sent W.O. Smith to repair wireless

1.40am: Proceeded S22W, 45 revs, “Walpole” keeping station

3.15am: Stopped. W.O. Smith returned aboard

3.35am: Set course S22W, Full Speed, No zigzag

5.15am: Hvalsbak Rk abeam, dist 4 miles, log 81.9

6.32am: Celestes Havn abeam, dist 48 miles, log 100

8.50am: Altered course S19E, log 31, zigzag 2 points

8.30pm: Challenged “Almanzora”

9.05pm: Stopped. Boat alongside from “Almanzora” for back signals

9.25pm: Proceeded S18E, 63 revs, zigzag 2 points

Number on sick list: 2


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3 August 1916

At Sea

Lat 63.46, Long -12.26

0.15am: Altered course to intercept SS

1.0am: Stopped. Boarded British SS “Visigoth”. Allowed to proceed

2.10am: Proceeded N24W, 63 revs, zigzag 2 points, log 16.0

6.0pm: Altered course to intercept SS. Ceased zigzag

6.45pm: Resumed patrol. S/T fishing on banks. Course S29E, zigzag 2 points, log 5

Number on sick list: 3


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4 August 1916

At Sea

Lat 63.55, Long -12.45

6.55am: Altered course S17E, log 35, zigzag 2 points

8.30am: Thick mist. Ceased zigzag

1.0pm: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 2


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5 August 1916

At Sea

Lat 63.4, Long -12.15

Am: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes throughout

1.0pm: Altered course to intercept S/T, log 84

1.25pm: Stopped. Boarded British S/T “St Lawrence”. Allowed to proceed. Lat 63 26N, Long 12 22W

2.0pm: Set course N17W, 69 revs, log 89, zigzag 2 points

5.40pm: Altered course to intercept S/T

6.0pm: Stopped. Boarded British S/T “City of Aberdeen”. Allowed to proceed

6.30pm: Proceeded N17W, 69 revs, log 40

6.55pm: Altered course N45E to Rendezvous with “Robert Smith”. Full Speed, no zigzag

9.47pm: Hvalsbak Rk abeam, dist 1 mile, log 88.5. Altered course N45E

Number on sick list: 2


[British S/T “City of Aberdeen”: possibly Hull trawler “City of AberdeenH 383]


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6 August 1916

At Sea

Lat 63.46, Long -12.3

0.25am: Signalled “Robert Smith” to close. Received armed guard

1.05am: Set course S40W, 70 revs, log 29

2.50am: Set in dense fog. Altered course S14W, 53 revs

4.55am: Increased to 76 revs. No zigzag

7.35am: Altered course S21E, log 9, 63 revs, zigzag 2 points

11.50am: Altered course N22E. Full Speed. No zigzag, log 58

Number on sick list: 3


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7 August 1916

At Sea

Lat 64.78, Long -12.5

5.27am: Altered course N10E, Full Speed to intercept SS

5.40am: Boarded Norwegian “Minerva”, Aberdeen to Iceland. Green clearance. Allowed to proceed

6.0am: Proceeded 69 revs, N32E, zigzag 2 points

7.35am: Reduced to 42 revs, no zigzag

8.30am: Increased to 63 revs, zigzag 2 points

10.50am: Reduced to 42 revs, no zigzag

3.10pm: Increased speed to intercept SS S63W. Fog cleared

3.45pm: Closed Swedish SS “Blanche” flying correct quadrant flag. Allowed to proceed

4.0pm: Stopped for motor boat evolution

7.35pm: Passed Sailing Trawler KG 334 fishing

Number on sick list: 3


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8 August 1916

At Sea

Lat 65.36, Long -12.71

Am: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

4.10am: Passed Sailing Trawler RG 334 (fishing)

6.0am: Stopped & Boarded Norwegian S/V “Songvaar”. Sent to Lerwick with armed guard: Mid Michelmore & 3 men

7.30am: Hoisted boat & proceeded S24W, 69 revs, zigzag 2 points

7.40am: Altered course to intercept SS

Closed with HM Trawler “Arley”. Ordered her to proceed. Set course S24W, 69 revs, zigzag 2 points

9.40am: Put out target for 1” aiming rifle practice. Courses and speed various

10.35am: Practice finished. In target. Streamed log. Proceeded S15W, zigzag 2 points

3.0pm: Reduced to 63 revs, no zigzag

6.0pm: Altered course S24W, straight

8.0pm: Increased to 63 revs, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

8.55pm: Observed SS bearing NE. Altered course to intercept her (F3), Full Speed

9.15pm: Lowered boat and boarded SS “Temaire”, Aberdeen, Leith to Iceland. Empty barrels & salt. Green clearance. Allowed to proceed

9.50pm: Boat returned, resumed course S24W, 53 revs

Number on sick list: 3


[SS “Temaire”: built 1899 as SS “Burnock”, by Andrew Weir and Company, Glasgow. 1915: Sold to James McKelvie (Eirinn Steamers Company, managers), Edinburgh, and renamed “Temaire”.

1916: Sold to North of Scotland, Orkney and Shetland Steam Navigation Company, Aberdeen.

1916/1917: Sold to Archibald MacKenzie Ltd., Aberdeen.

http://www.clydesite.co.uk/clydebuilt/viewship.asp?id=20265]


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9 August 1916

At Sea

Lat 64.6, Long -12.5

1.0am: Altered course N32E, 53 revs, straight

2.0am: Fog lifted, increased to 63 revs, zigzag 2 points

4.45am: Passed Icelandic motor boat fishing (SW 381)

5.0am: Passed Danish Ketch fishing (TG 542)

6.0am: Altered course S24W. Reduced 53 revs. Straight

12.0am: Fog cleared. Increased 63 revs, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

1.10pm: Reduced 42 revs, dense fog

3.0pm: Fog cleared

4.10pm: Altered course to intercept French fishing schooner

4.35pm: Stopped & boarded

5.15pm: Allowed to proceed. N32E set course, 63 revs, zigzag 2 points

8.22pm: Stopped zigzag, log 91.5. Reduced 42 revs

Number on sick list: 3


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10 August 1916

At Sea

Lat 65.06, Long -11.65

Am: Straight course

8.25am: Altered course N15W & afterward various courses to locate “Almanzora” in fog at various speeds

9.05am: Sighted “Almanzora”, closed & stopped. Boat arrived with 3 armed guards. Sub Beatty, Kirk, & Mid Burton

9.40am: Boat left. Set course S24W, 69 revs, zigzag 2 points. Parted company. Log streamed. Divisions and prayers

10.05am: Passed Dan Buoy with staff

10.30am: Reduced to 42 [revs], straight

11.20am: Rocky bottom at 130 fms

Number on sick list: 4


[Dan Buoy: (nautical) A small buoy, sometimes made of cork with a small flag, used to temporarily mark a position at sea, normally to mark a fishing ground, a minesweeping area or a man overboard. Wiktionary]


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11 August 1916

At Sea

Lat 64.78, Long -12.43

1.0am: Altered course N66W, log 9, 42 revs. Straight

3.22am: Fog cleared. Observed SS, proceed to intercept Swedish SS “Aron”, prize crew. Allowed to proceed. Courses & speeds various

4.07am: Resumed course N66W, 63 revs, zigzag 2 points, log 35

4.30am: Set in thick. Reduced 42 revs

5.35am: Fog cleared. Revs 53. Visibility 2 ½ miles

[Soundings taken from 7.35 to 8.35am]

9.35am: Reduced 35 revs, log 83.5. Intercepted Hull trawler “Cadet”. Sub Lieut Beatty boarded

10.10am: Engines stopped

11.10am: Increased 63 revs, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

0.45pm: Altered course N30E, log 11.0, straight. Reduced 35 revs. Thick fog

[Soundings taken from 8.15 to 10.55pm]

Number on sick list: 4


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12 August 1916

At Sea

Lat 63.56, Long -13.9

2.55am: Altered course S84E, log 44. Reduced 53 revs, straight course

Am: Dense fog and mist

Number on sick list: 5


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13 August 1916

At Sea

Lat 63.75, Long -14.3

Am: Straight course

6.0am: Altered course S85W. Increased 63 revs, zigzag 2 points. Passed Dan buoy & staff

7.15am: Log 8. Reduced 53 revs. Straight

9.10am: Fog cleared. Increased 63 revs, zigzag 2 points

11.25am: Challenged HMS “Orvieto”

11.55am: Increased 69 revs, zigzag 3 points

0.40pm: Altered course S76W, zigzag as before, log 67.0. Signalled Noon position to HMS “Orvieto”

1.30pm: Altered course N51W to intercept Steam Trawler

1.35pm: Closed S/T “Egret” GY 1084. Correct quadrant flag. Allowed to proceed

1.40pm: Resumed course S76W, log 80.0

2.05pm: Altered course to intercept sailing vessel

2.11pm: Closed Swedish Schooner “Harry”. Correct quadrant flag. Allowed to proceed

2.15pm: Altered course S25W, Full Speed, zigzag 2 points, log 89

Number on sick list: 5


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14 August 1916

At Sea

Lat 63.56, Long -13.91

4.05am: Reduced 53 revs, straight

1.40pm: Increased 63 revs, log 54. Zigzag 2 points

Number on sick list: 3


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15 August 1916

At Sea

Lat 64.61, Long -10.2

0.43am: Increased to 53 revs. Fog cleared

1.10am: Thick fog. Reduced to 42 revs

4.30am: Increased to 63 revs, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes, log 8

6.0am: Increased to 69 revs. Stop zigzag, log 25.0

10.30am: Altered course to intercept Norwegian ketch “Hein”, log 80

10.55am: Stop. Lowered boat. Sub Lieut Beatty boarded. Papers correct. Allowed to proceed

11.15am: Set course S86E, 69 revs, Streamed log

11.40am: Altered course to intercept 3 masted barquentine. Full Speed, various courses

0.13pm: Half Speed. Ship flying correct quadrant flag. Russian barquentine “Betania”

1.35pm: Log 12.5. Increased 75 revs, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

2.40pm: Altered course to intercept schooner N55E, log 33

3.35pm: Closed schooner. Stopped and sent seaboat to board. Sub Lieut Kirk boarded

3.50pm: Boat returned for Prize crew. Schooner “Sor”, Bergen to Siglufjord with empty barrels

4.10pm: Boat left with Prize crew. Lieut Wolkman

4.25pm: Seaboat hoisted. Set course N88E, 75 revs, zigzag 2 points

4.30pm: Evening Quarters. Log streamed

Number on sick list: 3


[Schooner “Sør”: built 1915 in Gronigen, Netherlands. Home Port: Arendal, Norge]


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16 August 1916

At Sea

Lat 64.26, Long -7.25

0.45am: Altered course S21W, log 48, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

7.20am: Altered course West to intercept sailing vessel. Full Speed, log 26

8.30am: Engines Slow. Closed sailing vessel

8.40am: Engines stopped, log in (44). Sub Lieut Kirk boarded Brigantine “Maagen”, Norwegian, previously boarded. Gave her correct quadrant flags & allowed her to proceed

9.15am: Boat returned. Eng. 69 revs. Course South, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes, log streamed. Lat 64 47N, Long 7 40W

Number on sick list: 3


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17 August 1916

At Sea

Lat 65.83, Long -6.9

5.40am: Altered course to intercept sailing vessel, log 90.Straight

6.40am: Closed Brigantine “Maagen”, Norwegian, previously boarded. Proceeded to intercept sailing vessel, log 2

7.50am: Stopped and boarded motor ketch “Orlando”, Norwegian

8.15am: Boat returned. Allowed ketch to proceed. Set course N40E, 63 revs, zigzag 2 points

9.25am: Altered course to intercept SS, log 29

Noon: Stopped & boarded Norwegian SS “Von”. Sub Lieut Kirk Boarding Officer

0.40pm: Hoisted boat & proceeded. SS “Von” sent to Lerwick with armed guard. Sub Lt Beatty & 3 men

0.55pm: Closed SS “Jarnbarden”of Aalesund. Boarded her

1.40pm: Proceeded S21W, 63 revs, zigzag 2 ponts

2.15pm: Proceeded Full Speed to intercept SS

3.05pm. Stopped Lieut Hobson boarded British SS “Eskasoni”, St Johns, N’fld. N York to Arkangel with munitions. Allowed to proceed

3.38pm: Full Speed to intercept SS

4.22pm: Reduced, Exchanged signals with Russian SS “Slavonic”, munitions from USA

4.25pm: Set course S21W, 69 revs, zigzag 2 points

8.40pm: Reduced 63 revs. Straight. Log 50

11.0pm: Increased 63 revs, zigzag 2 points, log 74

Number on sick list: 4


[SS “Eskasoni”, ex-“Wilhelmina”. Built 1896 by Short Brothers Ltd, Pallion, Sunderland, Great Britain. 1913 sold to J.A. Young, St. John's (NFL), Great Britain, and renamed “Eskasoni”]


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18 August 1916

At Sea

Lat 65.95, Long -7.0

0.30am: Altered course N28E, log 92, zigzag 2 points

8.55am: Reduced 53 revs, straight, log 90.5

Noon: Increased to 69 revs, zigzag 3 points

2.0pm: Passed 5 patches of oil SSW & NNE

3.30pm: Altered course to intercept sailing vessel. Straight

4.20pm: Closed Norwegian motor ketch “Nevada”. Lieut Hobson boarded & examined. Sent into Lerwick with armed guard. From Ingolfs Fjord to Aalesund. 530 barrels herring. Mid Burton in charge

4.50pm: Proceeded S2W, 69 revs, zigzag 3 points

6.25pm: Reduced 57 revs, straight

7.48pm: Increased 63 revs, zigzag 2 points

9.20pm: Reduced 59 revs, straight, log 31

Number on sick list: 4


[Ingolfs Fjord: possibly Ingólfsfjörður, Iceland. http://mapcarta.com/19177074]


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19 August 1916

At Sea

Lat 62.48, Long -5.16

0.45am: Increased 63 revs, zigzag 2 points

9.40am: Zigzag 3 points, log 84

1.20pm: Challenged HMS “Orotava” bound West

2.40pm: Altered course S19E, log 49.5, zigzag 3 points

7.50pm: Passed ketch TG 228 steering NWxW

11.50pm: Observed Esha Ness Lt bearing S65E (C)

Number on sick list: 4


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20 August 1916

Busta Voe

Lat 60.35, Long -1.37

0.10am: Altered course S45E, log 96, zigzag 4 points every 10 minutes

0.30am: Passed “Alsatian”

0.15am: Altered course SExS, log [?], zigzag 3 points

2.15am: Altered course S30E, log 26. Reduced to 69 revs, no zigzag

2.40am: Hillswick Lt abeam

3.0am: Passed through Boom defence

3.25am: Let go Port anchor in 17 fms

Anchor Bearings: Flag staff N66W, Hevden Ness S29W, Ship’s Head North

6.15am: Colliers “Hebburn” & “Excellent” alongside

7.15am: Coaling party from “Gibraltar” arrived

8.0am: Commenced coaling

Noon: Ceased coaling for dinner 340 Tons on board

0.30pm: Water boat alongside

3.40pm: Ceased coaling for Tea 556 Tons aboard

Anchor Bearings: Flag staff N67W, Hevden Ness S26W, Ship’s Head NE

6.0pm: Ceased coaling for the night 682 tons aboard

Number on sick list: 4


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21 August 1916

Busta Voe

Lat 60.35, Long -1.37

Anchor Bearings: Flag staff N75W, Hevden Ness S20W, Ship’s Head North

6.0am: Water boat alongside

7.0am: Resumed coaling

7.15am: “Gibraltar’s” coaling party arrived

9.45am: Water boat left

0.12pm: HMS “Sprightly” arrived

1.0pm: Finished coaling: 900 tons

2.15pm: Hands employed cleaning ship

3.05pm: Collier “Hebburn” left

Number on sick list: 4


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22 August 1916

Busta Voe

Lat 60.35, Long -1.37

Anchor Bearings: Flag staff N75W, Hevden Ness S18W, Ship’s head NNW

3.25am: “Teutonic” arrived

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship

6.30am: Water boat arrived

11.15am: Abandoned ship

Anchor Bearings: Flag staff N64W, Hevden Ness S25W, Ship’s head NE

10.37pm: “Sprightly” left

Number on sick list: 4


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23 August 1916

Busta Voe

Lat 60.35, Long -1.37

Anchor Bearings: Flag staff N89W, Hevden Ness S18W, Ship’s head NW

3.15am: “Sprightly” & “Orvieto” arrived

9.30am: Divine Service - Chaplain of “Gibraltar”

10.35am: Water tank alongside

5.45pm: 9 armed guards joined ship

9.0pm: Hove up anchor

9.07pm: Proceeded towards boom

9.30pm: Passed through boom defence

9.35pm: Full Speed, zigzag 3 points

9.40pm: Muckle Roe Lt abeam

10.50pm: Esha Ness Lt abeam. Ordered “Sprightly” to return. Altered course N15W, Full Speed, zigzag 3 points

Number on sick list: 4


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24 August 1916

At Sea

Lat 61.23, Long -6.85

3.0am: Altered course N40W, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

11.35am: Munken Id bearing N5E (T), dist 7 ½ miles, log 97.0

2.05pm: Altered course to intercept sailing vessel flying wrong quadrant flag

2.30pm. Stopped. Boarded Danish Barquentine “H C Grube”. Armed guard on board from “Patia”

2.50pm: Set course N71W, Full Speed, zigzag 3 points, log 38

5.05pm: Challenged “Alsatian”

5.45pm: Stopped. Sent boat away with armed guards

6.10pm: “Alsatian’s” boat alongside for remainder of armed guards

6.35pm: Proceeded N34E, 76 revs, zigzag 3 points

Number on sick list: 4


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25 August 1916

At Sea

Lat 64.91, Long -8.5

Am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes throughout

8.40am: Reduced to 69 revs, zigzag 2 points

11.30am: Altered course N15W to intercept sailing vessel. Full Speed. No zigzag

0.10pm: Closed with Norwegian S/V “Avance”. Armed guard on board from “Andes”. Supplied them with provisions & position

0.30pm: Proceeded N30E, 76 revs, no zigzag to intercept SS

2.50pm: Closed British SS “Vasco” bound Arkangel. Allowed to proceed

3.0pm: Altered course N36E, 69 revs, zigzag 3 points

6.15pm: Challenged “Orotava”

6.45pm: Closed “Orotava” who sent boat alongside for armed guard

6.55pm: Proceeded N56W, 69 revs, zigzag 3 points, log 94

Number on sick list: 4


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26 August 1916

At Sea

Lat 66.08, Long -12.25

6.30am: Challenged “Andes”

7.30am: Stopped. “Andes’” boat alongside for armed guard

8.0am: Proceeded S45E, 69 revs, zigzag 2 points

0.35pm: Altered course S85E, log 12.5, zigzag 3 points

3.35pm: Reduced to 63 revs, zigzag 2 points

Number on sick list: 4


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27 August 1916

At Sea

Lat 67.33, Long -10.0

2.30am: Increased to 63 revs, zigzag 2 points

10.15am: Divine Service

Number on sick list: 4


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28 August 1916

At Sea

Lat 67.21, Long -10.0

Am: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

7.0pm: Increased to 69 revs, zigzag 3 points

11.40pm: Reduced to 63 revs, zigzag 2 points

Number on sick list: 4


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29 August 1916

At Sea

Lat 67.36, Long -10.0

4.0am: Increased to 69 revs, zigzag 3 points

10.30pm: Reduced to 63 revs, zigzag 2 points

Number on sick list: 4


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30 August 1916

At Sea

Lat 66.88, Long -9.5

3.40am: Increased to 69 revs. Zigzag 3 points

9.35am: Stopped, slipped target

10.10am: Commenced firing, full charge, 7.000 yards

10.45am: Ceased firing, target in. Proceeded N30E, 69 revs, zigzag 3 points, log 12.5

1.10pm: Reduced to 53 revs. Ceased zigzag, log 41

3.0pm: Increased to 69 revs. Zigzag 3 points

5.37pm: Challenged “Almanzora”

6.10pm: Stopped. Sent away boat to communicate

6.30pm: Boat returned with armed guard

6.35pm: Proceeded S22W, 69 revs, zigzag 3 points, log 2

11.10pm: Reduced to 63 revs, zigzag 2 points

Number on sick list: 4


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31 August 1916

At Sea

Lat 66.73, Long -10.0

2.0am: Altered course N30E,zigzag 2 points

3.50am: Increased to 69 revs, zigzag 3 points

Am: Asst Paymaster H H Pomeroy: was cautioned this day (for the Second time) by the Captain regarding his wine Bill. [Signed] H H Pomeroy Asst Paymr in Charge RNR; J Grant Dallon, Captain

7.45pm: Reduced to 53 revs, ceased zigzag, log 13

9.35pm: Increased to 63 revs, zigzag 2 points, log 30

11.25pm: Reduced to 53 revs. Ceased zigzag, log 50

11.55pm: Altered course S58W. Increased to 74 revs, zigzag 2 points

Number on sick list: 4


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[Jos P Kieran signs log book as Navigating Officer]

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[Barometer: Aneroid]



LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1916


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1 September 1916

At Sea

Lat 63.5, Long -13.5

Am: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

4.0am: Zigzag 3 points

11.0am: Sighted Vestur Horn bearing N53W (T)

6.0pm: Altered course to intercept SS

6.35pm: Examined British S/T “Cadet”. Allowed to proceed. Resumed course, 74 revs, zigzag 3 points, log 6.5

10.10pm: Reduced to 69 revs, zigzag 2 points

Number on sick list: 4


[British S/T “Cadet”: possibly “Cadet”, fishing trawler. Built 1915, 323grt, Hull-reg H.210. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control. Served as “Lady Estelle” in WW2. Royal Navy Auxiliary Patrol ships of WW1]


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2 September 1916

At Sea

Lat 60.01, Long -17.8

3.0am: Altered course S82E, log 12, zigzag 3 points

10.50pm: Reduced to 63 revs, zigzag 2 points

Number on sick list: 4


4ef4f7b3e53e0a0c91002fce: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-44345/ADM 53-44345-061_1.jpg)


3 September 1916

At Sea

Lat 60.4, Long -18.53

4.30am: Increased to 69 revs. Zigzag 3 points

Number on sick list: 4


4ef4f7b3e53e0a0c91002fcf: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-44345/ADM 53-44345-062_0.jpg)


4 September 1916

At Sea

Lat 60.06, Long -18.05

6.0am: Altered course S71W, zigzag 3 points

8.05pm: Sighted & challenged “Otway”

8.15pm: Sent away boat to communicate

8.40pm: Proceeded West, 63 revs, zigzag 2 points, log 53.5

Number on sick list: 4


4ef4f7b3e53e0a0c91002fd0: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-44345/ADM 53-44345-062_1.jpg)


5 September 1916

At Sea

Lat 59.93, Long -17.9

1.0am: Altered course S78E, zigzag 2 points

4.45am: Increased to 69 revs, zigzag 3 points

Number on sick list: 5


4ef4f7b3e53e0a0c91002fd1: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-44345/ADM 53-44345-063_0.jpg)


6 September 1916

At Sea

Lat 59.96, Long -18.11

4.30am: Increased to 69 revs, zigzag 3 points

11.50am: Reduced to 63 revs, zigzag 2 points

2.35pm: Altered course to intercept SS

3.15pm: Closed & examined Russian SS “Yarostov” New York to Archangel. Allowed to proceed

3.50pm: Set course S72W, log 66, zigzag 2 points

Number on sick list: 4


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7 September 1916

At Sea

Lat 59.41, Long -18.38

5.08am: Altered course S70W, zigzag 2 points, log 20.5

1.0pm: Reduced to 58 revs. Ceased zigzag

Number on sick list: 4


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8 September 1916

At Sea

Lat 58.38, Long -15.16

1.05pm: Brought ship head to wind & sea. Reduced to 45 revs to secure boats & aerial

3.15pm: Signalled British SS “Etton”. Allowed to proceed

3.25pm: Altered course South, 69 revs, log 74. Aerial repaired

Number on sick list: 4


4ef4f7b3e53e0a0c91002fd4: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-44345/ADM 53-44345-064_1.jpg)


9 September 1916

At Sea

Lat 56.45, Long -13.33

8.30am: Increased to 63 revs, zigzag 2 points

Noon: Increased to 69 revs, zigzag 3 points

1.20pm: Altered course to intercept sailing vessel

3.0pm: Stopped. Boarded Norwegian S/V “Concordia”. Allowed to proceed

3.35pm: Proceeded N40W, 69 revs, zigzag 3 points

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Warrant N° 80 read

4.45pm: Altered course to intercept sailing vessel

5.0pm: Challenged “Patuca”

5.40pm: Boarded Danish S/V “Oberon”. Allowed to proceed

6.15pm: Proceeded N27E, 69 revs, zigzag 3 points, log 88

Number on sick list: 5


4ef4f7b3e53e0a0c91002fd5: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-44345/ADM 53-44345-065_0.jpg)


10 September 1916

At Sea

Lat 56.68, Long -12.43

6.0am: Altered course N74W, zigzag 3 points

8.53am: Altered course to intercept sailing vessel

9.45am: Closed Nor S/V “Eros” flying correct flag of day. Allowed to proceed

9.45am: Resumed course N87W, zigzag 3 points, log 73.5

1.40pm: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes, log 21.0

9.0pm: Zigzag 3 points

Number on sick list: 4


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11 September 1916

At Sea

Lat 56.5, Long -12.78

6.0am: Altered course N79W, zigzag 3 points

6.30am: Zigzag 2 points

Number on sick list: 4


4ef4f7b3e53e0a0c91002fd7: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-44345/ADM 53-44345-065a_0.jpg)


12 September 1916

At Sea

Lat 55.81, Long -9.68

5.0am: Increased to 69 revs, zigzag 3 points

Am: Passed Dutch SS “Dfernia” (?) of Rotterdam

4.30pm: Observed Tory Id

4.45pm: Tory Id abeam, dist 3 miles, log 41.5. Altered course N89E

5.50pm: Limeburners Buoy abeam, dist 1 ¾ miles, log 58

5.37pm: Challenged by Fanad Hd

6.52pm: Malin Hd abeam, dist 3 ½ miles, log 74

7.10pm: Inishtrahull abeam 1 mile, log 79. Altered course S54E, zigzag 3 points

9.25pm: Rue Pt abeam, log 14

10.55pm: Maidens Lt abeam, altered course N64E, log 38, zigzag 2 points

11.30pm: Observed Pladda Lt bearing NE & Ailsa Craig N70E

Number on sick list: 4


[Dutch SS “Dfernia”: possibly misspelt for Dutch SS “Daventria”, built 1912, by J. Smit, Sappemeer, Netherlands. Manager: Phs. van Ommeren N.V., Rotterdam, Netherlands. Owner: Mij. Motortankschip Daventria, Rotterdam, Netherlands. http://www.marhisdata.nl/main.php?to_page=schip&id=1608]


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13 September 1916

Firth of Clyde

Lat 55.89, Long -4.4

0.45am: Log 66, Ailsa Craig abeam, dist 4 miles

1.20am: Pladda Is abeam, dist 4 miles

2.0am: Holy Id abeam

2.50am: Cumbrae abeam, log 98. Altered course N28E

3.15am: Passed Toward Pt

3.30am: Passed Skelmorlie Buoy. Reduced to 69 revs

4.0am: All clocks advanced 1 hour B.S.T.

4.15am: Passed Boom Defence

4.20am: Pilot boarded

4.35am: Let go Port anchor in 12 ½ fms

Anchor Bearings: Roseneath Patch N39W Comp., Roseneath Point N25E Comp., Whitefarland point S82E Comp., Ship’s head S25W Comp.

10.25am: Commenced to heave up anchor

10.40am: Anchor aweigh, proceeded up Clyde

12.10pm: Tug made fast

1.15pm: Entered Princes Dock

2.05pm: Fast alongside Coal hoist

6.0pm: Watch employed shifting ammunition

8.45pm: Ceased work. Leave till midnight for second part watch

Number on sick list: 4


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14 September 1916

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

2.45am: Shifted Ship

8.45am: Hands employed as required

Number on sick list: 4


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15 September 1916

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

6.30am: Hands turned to wash down in Painting Rig

8.0am: Hands employed painting and taking aboard provisions

Number on sick list: 3


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16 September 1916

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

Am: Hands employed painting and cleaning

12.30pm: Hands fall in. Shift ship to N° 17 Berth

Pm: Hands employed in washing and cleaning up decks

10.20pm: Anti-aircraft guns’ & searchlights’ crews closed up

Number on sick list: 3


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17 September 1916

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands cleaning ship

10.20am: Church parties land

12.45pm: Church parties returned

Number on sick list: 3


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18 September 1916

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands employed washing decks and as requisite

1.15pm: Hands employed cleaning and painting ship

8.0pm: Night defence party mustered

Number on sick list: 3


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19 September 1916

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands employed painting and as requisite

1.15pm: Hands employed cleaning and taking stores aboard

Number on sick list: 3


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20 September 1916

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

7.0am: Hands shifting ship

1.15pm: Hands getting in stores and as requisite

Number on sick list: 3


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21 September 1916

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands employed cleaning and painting ship and getting in provisions

1.15pm: Hands employed getting in stores

Number on sick list: 3


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22 September 1916

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship

1.30pm: Hands employed getting in stores. Leave to Starboard watch and watch of boys

Number on sick list: 3


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23 September 1916

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

9.0am: Hands employed cleaning and preparing ship for sea and as required

9.20pm: Tugs made fast

9.25pm: Let go

9.45pm: Left Princes Dock Basin

9.50pm: Various speeds proceeding down Clyde

11.45pm: Dumbarton Rock abeam

Number on sick list: 4


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24 September 1916

At Sea

Lat 55.13, Long -5.93

12.50am: Let go after tug

1.0am: Swinging to adjust compasses

1.40am: Pilot left

2.0am: Passed through boom. Full Speed

3.0am: Cumbrae Lt abeam, altered course S16W

3.44am: Holy Is, log 21

4.20am: Altered course S58W, Pladda Is, log 28.5

5.0am: Ailsa Craig abeam, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

7.0am: Altered course N26W, Maidens 4 miles distance, log 65, zigzag 2 points

8.30am: Tor Point abeam, 2 miles, log 88

8.46am: Fair Hd abeam, 1 ½ miles, log 91. Altered course N53W, zigzag 3 points

9.30am: Passed destroyers 70 & 74 escorting large troop ship. Challenge & reply

11.45am: Inishtrahull abeam, 1 mile, log 36

11.55am: Altered course S85W, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

Noon: Challenge & reply Malin Head

1.0pm: Sighted Tory Is, log 53.0

1.20pm: Limeburner Rk abeam, 1 mile, log 57.5

2.20 to 2.40pm: Rounding Tory Is. Various courses

2.40pm: Tory Is Lt Ho S78E, 1 ½ miles, log 77. Altered course N29W, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

8.40pm: Reduced to 69 revs, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 3


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25 September 1916

At Sea

Lat 57.86, Long -11.03

0.20am: Altered course N26E, log 10. Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

7.25am: Altered course S20W, 69 revs, zigzag 3 points

8.0am: Altered course S38W, zigzag 2 points

10.40am: At Rendezvous awaiting “Moldavia” steering N & S. Straight

11.20am: Rendezvous cancelled. Proceeded N13W, 69 revs, zigzag 2 points, log 49

0.10pm: Challenged “Moldavia”

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Read warrant 81. Abandon ship stations

Number on sick list: 7


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26 September 1916

At Sea

Lat 60.28, Long -13.33

9.0am: Arrived at Rendezvous. Circled about till 10.20[am], altered course S47W. Streamed log

0.25pm: Reduced to 57 & circled about rendezvous

0.40pm: Sighted & challenged “Alsatian”

1.14pm: Engines & helm as required

1.30pm: Boat alongside

1.40pm: Boat left with 2 engineer officers & mails

2.0pm: Parted company. Proceeded S49E, 69 revs, zigzag 2 points. Log streamed

7.0pm: Altered course S22W, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

8.0pm: Zigzag 2 points

Number on sick list: 7


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27 September 1916

At Sea

Lat 59.48, Long -13.46

0.35am: Altered course S77E, log 76. Reduced to 63 revs, zigzag 2 points

7.30am: Increased to 69 revs, zigzag 3 points

Am: Lieut Patterson RNR was this day reprimanded by the Captain in that he, when on leave in July 1916 did negligently disregard the directions he had received from the Fleet Surgeon whereby an Injury to his Knee was aggravated causing him to be absent from his ship until Sept 1916 [Signed J D Paterson, Lieut RNR; J Grant Dallon, Captain]

8.0pm: Reduced to 63 revs, zigzag 2 points

Number on sick list: 9


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28 September 1916

At Sea

Lat 59.5, Long -13.41

6.0am: Altered course N84W. Increased to 69 revs, zigzag 3 points

8.0pm: Reduced to 63 revs, zigzag 2 points

11.0pm: Intercepted British SS “Hyneford”. Allowed to proceed

11.45pm: Examined Danish schooner “Fram”. Allowed to proceed

12.0pm: Set course S73E, 63 revs, zigzag 2 points

Number on sick list: 8


[British SS “Hyneford”: perhaps misspelt for SS “Hyndford”]


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29 September 1916

At Sea

Lat 59.46, Long -13.43

6.0am: Increased to 69 revs, zigzag 3 points

11.50am: Altered course to intercept SS. Full Speed. Log 72

0.10pm: Closed British Oiler “Califol”

0.45pm: Proceeded 69 revs, keeping station on oiler

2.45pm: Signalled orders to oiler & proceeded N74W, 69 revs, zigzag 2 points

8.30pm: Altered course S83E, reduced to 63 revs, zigzag 2 points, log 74.5

11.0pm: Reduced to 57 revs. Ceased zigzag

Number on sick list: 7


[British Oiler “Califol”: Ordered by Colonial Sugar Refining Co Ltd, Sydney and was laid down as the cargo ship “Rona”. 2 May 1916 launched by Sir Raylton Dixon & Co Ltd, Middlesborough as Yard Nr 594 named RFA “Califol” for the Shipping Controller. August 1916 completed and placed under management of Lane & MacAndrew Ltd, London as an oiler transport and renamed “Roseleaf”. Base port Portsmouth. http://historicalrfa.org/rfa-roseleaf]


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30 September 1916

At Sea

Lat 59.63, Long -13.78

5.30am: Increased to 69 revs, zigzag 3 points

9.15 to 10.30am: Swinging ship for compass comparisons

1.20pm: Altered course to intercept SS. Full Speed, log 60

1.40pm: Stopped. Boarded British SS “Ennisbrook”. Allowed to proceed

2.40pm: Set course S85W, 69 revs, zigzag 3 points, log 64

6.20pm: Altered course to intercept SS

6.30pm: Boarded Dutch SS “Parkhaven

8.0pm: Awaiting order from S.O.

8.30pm: Sent “Parkhaven” to Stornoway with armed guard, Sub Lieut Kirk

9.50pm: Proceeded S88E, 63 revs, zigzag 2 points

11.0pm: Altered course to intercept SS

11.25pm: Boarded Norwegian SS “Tabor”. Action Stations

Number on sick list: 9


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[Jos P Kieran signs log book as Navigating Officer]

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[Barometer: Aneroid]



LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1916


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1 October 1916

At Sea

Lat 60.06, Long -11.86

0.30am: Allowed SS “Tabor” to proceed. Signalled British Oiler “San Eduardo

1.0am: Boarded “San Eduardo”

1.42am: Proceeded S88E. Keeping station on “San Eduardo” awaiting orders from S.O., zigzag 2 points

4.45am: Ordered Oiler to proceed to Loch Ewe

4.45am: Increased to Full Speed, zigzag 2 points

7.30am: Reduced to 69 revs, zigzag 3 points

11.0am: Altered course to intercept SS

11.10am: Challenged “Otway”

11.45am: Stopped. Boat left to communicate with “Otway”

0.07pm: Proceeded N28E, 69 revs, zigzag 3 points

0.40pm: Altered course North, 74 revs, zigzag 2 points, log 57

6.20pm: Altered course to intercept SS

6.25pm: Challenged “Ebro”

7.0pm: Stopped. Discharged armed guard to “Ebro”

7.05pm: Proceeded N41W, 63 revs, zigzag 3 points, log 41

8.10pm: Altered course N15W, log 56, zigzag 2 points

Number on sick list: 9


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2 October 1916

At Sea

Lat 60.15, Long -13.33

3.25am: Altered course S5W. Reduced to 63 revs, zigzag 2 points, log 49

5.10am: Altered course to intercept SS, log 67

6.40am: Stopped. Boarded Norwegian SS “Expedit” (Lt Workman, Boarding Officer). Allowed to proceed

7.15am: Proceeded S73E to intercept SS. Full Speed

7.30am: Challenged HMS “Moldavia”

7.50am: Reduced to 69 revs. Ceased zigzag

8.40am: Altered course to meet “Moldavia”

8.55am: Stopped. Boat alongside from “Moldavia” with rating for “Gloucestershire”

9.0am: Proceeded to intercept SS bearing SSE. Full Speed

11.50am: Stopped. Boarded Russian SS “Omsk” (Lt Workman, Boarding Officer). Allowed to proceed

0.30pm: Proceeded N66W, 72 revs, zigzag 2 points, log 50

4.25pm: Challenged “Gloucestershire” & proceeded to close

4.50pm: Discharged armed guard to “Gloucestershire”

5.05pm: Set course N22W, 69 revs, zigzag 3 points

9.50pm: Reduced to 63 revs, zigzag 2 points, log 63.5

Number on sick list: 7


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3 October 1916

At Sea

Lat 63.21, Long -15.83

3.20am: Observed light bearing South. Reduced to 58 revs. Ceased zigzag

4.0am: SS heading NW. Increased to 69 revs, altered course NW to keep station ahead

5.25am: Altered course N9E, 69 revs, zigzag 3 points, log 47

7.0am: Stopped. Boarded British S/T “Faraday” (Lt Workman, Boarding Officer). Allowed to proceed

7.30am: Altered course to intercept SS

8.0am: Stopped. Boarded Nor SS “Kongshaug”. (Lt Workman, Boarding Officer). Sent to Leith with armed guard (Sub Lieut Beatty)

8.40am: Proceeded N29E, 69 revs, zigzag 3 points, log 71.5

11.0am: Sighted Icelandic coast ahead

1.40pm: Altered course to intercept SS. Full Speed

2.0pm: Examined British S/T “Eton”, H 380. Allowed to proceed. Proceeded S14W, 69 revs, zigzag 3 points

4.15pm: Altered course N60E to intercept SS, log 60

4.45pm: Examined British S/T “Commander Horton”, H 233. Allowed to proceed

4.50pm: Altered course S25W, log 67, zigzag 2 points

5.45pm: Examined British S/T “Fawn”, GY 1008. Allowed to proceed

8.45pm: Altered course N11E, 69 revs, zigzag 3 points, log 15

10.40pm: Reduced to 63 revs, zigzag 2 points

Number on sick list: 8


[“Eton”, hired trawler. Built 1897, 165grt, Hull-reg H.380. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 9.15-1920 as boom defence vessel. Royal Navy Auxiliary Patrol ships of WW1]


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4 October 1916

At Sea

Lat 63.01, Long -15.50

1.05am: Altered course to intercept SS

1.50am: Examined British S/T “Amethyst” H 401. Allowed to proceed

2.0am: Altered course S2E, 63 revs, zigzag 2 points

6.0am: Increased to 69 revs, zigzag 3 points

9.44am: Examined British S/T “Stalwart”, H 213. Allowed to proceed

11.25am: Reduced to 63 revs, zigzag 2 points

Number on sick list: 9


[“Stalwart”, hired trawler, Adty No 2999. Built 1914, 333grt, Hull-reg H.213. Armament: 1-12pdr, 1-7.5in BT. In service 3.17-1919 as minesweeper. Renamed “Stalwart II” 2.18.

Royal Navy Auxiliary Patrol ships of WW1]


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5 October 1916

At Sea

Lat 63.03, Long -15.53

Am: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

6.0am: Increased to 69 revs, zigzag 3 points

8.0pm: Altered course N12E. Reduced to 63 revs, zigzag 2 points

Number on sick list: 6


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6 October 1916

At Sea

Lat 63.13, Long -15.61

6.45am: Altered course S35E to intercept SS, zigzag 2 points, log 84.5

6.50am: Closed British S/T “Cayrian”, GY 645. Allowed to proceed

7.05am: Altered course S4W, 69 revs, zigzag 3 points, log 88.5

1.40pm: Reduced to 63 revs, zigzag 2 points

7.20pm: Reduced to 57 revs. Ceased zigzag, log 26.5

Number on sick list: 8


[“Cayrian”, hired trawler, Adty No 3085. Built 1911, 216grt, Grimsby-reg GY.645. In service 11.16-1919 as boom defence vessel. Served in WW2. Royal Navy Auxiliary Patrol ships of WW1]


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7 October 1916

At Sea

Lat 63.0, Long -15.26

4.25am: Altered course to intercept SS

5.20am: Examined British S/T “Cadet”, H 210. Allowed to proceed. Proceeded to intercept SS

6.50am: Stopped. Boarded Swedish SS “Christian IX” (Lt Workman, Boarding Officer). Allowed to proceed

7.30am: Set course S61E, 69 revs, zigzag 2 points, log 48

10.15 to 11.10am: Swinging ship for Compass

11.15am: Altered course N85E, log 92. Full Speed to intercept smoke

Noon: Examined British S/T “Leonato”, H 41. Allowed to proceed. Altered course to intercept smoke to NNE

0.50pm: Altered course N74W. Full Speed. No zigzag, log 12

5.0pm: Examined British S/T “Quail”, GY 215. Allowed to proceed

6.25am: Altered course N23W. Reduced to 69 revs. Log 93. No zigzag

Number on sick list: 8


[“Leonato”, fishing trawler. Built 1909, 213grt, Hull-reg H.41. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control. Royal Navy Auxiliary Patrol ships of WW1]


[“Quail”, fishing trawler. Built 1906, 265grt, Grimsby-reg GY.215. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control. Royal Navy Auxiliary Patrol ships of WW1]


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8 October 1916

At Sea

Lat 63.20, Long -19.33

6.20am: Increased to 57 revs, zigzag 2 points

7.0am: Portland Pt bearing N6W (T), dist 6 miles

9.16am: Altered course N69W, log 42. Passed British S/T “Leonato”, H 41, fishing. Zigzag 3 points

11.32am: Examined British S/T “Macleay”, H 1022. Allowed to proceed

11.35am: Altered course N53W, 63 revs, zigzag 2 points, log 71.7

2.40pm: Reduced to 57 revs, no zigzag

6.0pm: Examined & allowed to proceed British S/T “Alonso”, H 887

6.15pm: Resumed course N69W, 57 revs, log 4[?]

7.30pm: Vestmannaeyjar Lt bearing N34W (Comp), dist 15 miles, log 56.5

8.0pm: Altered course S64E. Increased to 63 revs, zigzag 2 points

10.15pm: Portland Lt abeam, bearing N7E (T), dist 6 ½ miles, log 87

Number on sick list: 8


[“Macleay”, hired trawler, Adty No 3327. Built 1913, 317grt, Hull-reg H.1022. Armament: 1-12pdr, 1-7.5in BT. In service 2.17-1919. Royal Navy Auxiliary Patrol ships of WW1]


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9 October 1916

At Sea

Lat 63.3, Long -19.2

2.0am: Altered course N29W, zigzag 2 points

10.45am: Intercepted & allowed to proceed British S/T “Pericles”, H 131

11.15am: Intercepted & allowed to proceed British S/T “Peridot”, H 234, & “Cedric”, GY 278

11.20am: Resumed course N69W, log 31.5, zigzag 2 points

2.15pm: Vestmannaeyjar Lt bearing N35W (T), dist 10 ½ miles, Log 62

9.45pm: Altered course N70E to intercept SS, log 46

10.0pm: Closed S/T. Allowed her to proceed, log 48.5. Resumed course S64E

Number on sick list: 8


[“Pericles”, fishing trawler. Built 1910, 208grt, Hull-reg H.131. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control. Royal Navy Auxiliary Patrol ships of WW1]


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10 October 1916

At Sea

Lat 63.28, Long -19.51

2.0am: Altered course N69W, zigzag 2 points

4.45am: Altered course S64E, log 24.5. Portland Lt bearing N41W (T)

5.15pm: Altered course N68W, log 62.5. Portland Pt abeam N7W (T), dist 6 miles

11.15pm: Portland Pt abeam, dist 6.5 miles, log 27

Number on sick list: 7


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11 October 1916

At Sea

Lat 63.08, Long -19.26

2.30am: Altered course N69W, zigzag 2 points

4.0am: Hjorleifshofdi bore N55W (T), dist 10 miles

10.55pm: Portland Pt Lt abeam, dist 6 miles

Number on sick list: 9


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12 October 1916

At Sea

Lat 63.31, Long -19.58

5.0am: Altered course S64E, zigzag 2 points

10.40am: Altered course to intercept trawlers

11.13am: Examined British S/T “Romantic”, GY 989, & “Commander Holbrook”, H 223. Allowed them to proceed

0.30pm: Increased to 69 revs, zigzag 3 points, log 4.0

4.45pm: Portland Pt abeam, dist 6 miles, log 41

8.0pm: Altered course S64E, reduced to 63 revs, zigzag 2 points

10.40pm: Portland Lt abeam, 6 ¾ miles, log [?]

Number on sick list: 10


[“Commander Holbrook”, fishing trawler. Built 1915, 227grt, Hull-reg H.223. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control. Served in WW2. Royal Navy Auxiliary Patrol ships of WW1]


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13 October 1916

At Sea

Lat 62.96, Long -17.66

2.0am: Altered course N69W, zigzag 2 points

10.30am: Signalled “Alsatian”, altered course to close

11.15am: Stopped. Boat away with ratings

11.25am: “Alsatian’s” boat alongside with armed guard

Am: James Chisholm, Asst Steward, List 5D176. Mercantile Rating. Was this day lost overboard and drowned - there being no witnesses or other proof of how the accident occurred. [Signed Officer of Watch R. Hobson, Lt RNR]

Noon: Various courses & speeds keeping stations

0.15pm: Boat returned from “Alsatian”

0.45pm: Set course N45W, 69 revs, zigzag 2 points, log 51.5

7.45pm: Altered course S64E, log 35.5, zigzag 3 points

8.0pm: Reduced to 63 revs, zigzag 2 points

11.0pm: Portland Pt bore North (T), dist 6 miles

Number on sick list: 9


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14 October 1916

At Sea

Lat 63.03, Long -19.35

1.45am: Altered course N69W, zigzag 2 points

4.10am: Altered course S45W to intercept steamer

4.45am: Closed S/T steering SE. Returned to patrol. Course N13W, log 39, 69 revs, zigzag 2 points

8.0am: Altered course S85W. Increased to 69 revs, zigzag 3 points

9.30am: Altered course N3W to intercept smoke, log 95

2.12pm: Altered course S70E, zigzag 3 points, log 52.5. Vestmannaeyjar Lt bore N14W (T), dist 13 miles

5.0pm: Altered course to intercept S/T

5.40pm: Closed British S/T “Commander Holbrook”. Allowed to proceed

6.0pm: Closed British S/T “Commander Horton”. Allowed to proceed

8.20pm: Altered course S64E, log 26, zigzag 2 points

10.30pm: Increased to 69 revs, zigzag 3 points

10.47pm: Portland Lt abeam, dist 8.5 miles, log 54

Midnight: Altered course to intercept light

Number on sick list: 8


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15 October 1916

At Sea

Lat 63.2, Long -19.6

0.55am: Closed & inspected British S/T “Fawn”, GY 1008. Allowed to proceed. Altered course N74E, 69 revs, log 81

2.0am: Altered course N69W, zigzag 3 points

4.45am: Portland Lt abeam, log 30.5, dist 6 miles

8.0pm: Altered course S64E, reduced to 63 revs, zigzag 2 points

Midnight: Increased to Full Speed to intercept light ahead

Number on sick list: 5


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16 October 1916

At Sea

Lat 63.23, Long -19.21

1.0am: Examined S/T. Proceeded S74E, 63 revs, zigzag 2 points

6.40am: Increased to 69 revs, zigzag 3 points

9.30am: Funeral Service held for Assistant Steward James Chisholm

10.0pm: Reduced to 63 revs, zigzag 2 points

11.10pm: Portland Lt abeam dist 9 ½ miles, log 45

Number on sick list: 5


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17 October 1916

At Sea

Lat 62.95, Long -16.58

2.0am: Altered course N69W, zigzag 2 points

7.0am: Ceased zigzag

4.30pm: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 4


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18 October 1916

At Sea

Lat 62.61, Long -7.05

1.30am: Increased to 63 revs, zigzag 3 points, log 54

10.30am: Observed Faroe Islands bearing SSE (C)

2.05pm: Fuglo Island bearing N13W (T), log 9, dist 9.5 miles

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Abandon ship stations. Warrant 82 read

9.30pm: Altered course S26E for leeway

Number on sick list: 4


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19 October 1916

At Sea [Busta Voe]

[Lat 60.35, Long -1.37]

2.30am: Observed Esha Ness Light bearing S11E (C), log 83

4.20am: Esha Ness Lt abeam, log 11

5.10am: Passed through boom

5.40am: Let go Port anchor to 45 fms N° 3 berth

Anchor bearings: Burgastoo Rk N87W (C), Busta Flag Staff N20W, Hevden Ness S18W, Ship’s Head NE

7.0am: Collier alongside “Rouen

7.20am: Collier alongside “Largo

7.25am: Coaling gang from “Gibraltar” arrived

8.0am: Coaling commenced

8.30am: Mail arrived on board

9.30am: Armed guard Sub Lt Beatty returned. Engineer Officer and Midshipman joined ship

Noon: Ceased coaling for dinner

1.0pm: Resumed coaling

Anchor Bearings: Ship’s Head South, Hevden Ness S20W (C), Busta Flag Staff N32W

4.0pm: Ceased coaling for tea

4.30pm: Commenced coaling

6.0pm: Stopped coaling for day. Received 656 tons, 244 tons to come

Number on sick list: 2


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20 October 1916

[Busta Voe]

[Lat 60.35, Long -1.37]

Anchor Bearings: Ship’s Head SSW Comp SSW; Hevden Ness S18W (C); Busta Rk Lt N39W (C)

3.20am: Veered to 60 fms on Port cable

Am: Wind varying in force from 5 to 7

7.20am: Coaling party arrived. Commenced coaling

Am: Armed guards arrived on board for “Orcoma”, “Victorian”, “Columbella”

11.30am: Ceased Coaling received 933 tons, averaged 74 tons per hour

Pm: Seaboat unable to cope with weather so DSB [Duty Steam Boat] being used

4.30pm: Eng Sub Lt Woodhill & Mid Michelmore discharged to HMS “Vienna”

Pm: HMS “Orwell” D86 sailed

10.0pm: Duty steam boat moored astern, fires drawn

11.0pm: HMS “Vienna” left for South

Number on sick list: 1


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21 October 1916

[Busta Voe]

[Lat 60.35, Long -1.37]

Anchor Bearings: Hevden Ness S12W (C), Busta Flag staff Red light N43W (C), Ship’s Head South

9.45am: Captain left for Enquiry onaboard HMS “Kildonan Castle”

10.30am: DSB boiler tube damaged returned to “Gibraltar”

Pm: SS “Carrigan Head” sailed

3.05pm: Drifter left for Voe (Provisions), 6 men working party

6.30pm: Drifter alongside with stores. Armed guard for “Orotava” joined

8.15pm: 1st Lieuts Rounds

Number on sick list: 1


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22 October 1916

[Busta Voe]

[Lat 60.35, Long -1.37]

Anchor Bearings: Ship’s Head SxW, Busta Flag Staff Light N35W (C), Hevden Ness (C)

7.20am: Water boat alongside

10.30am: Divine Service

0.20pm: “Orwell” D86 sailed

2.50pm: TBD 76 arrived in harbour

4.15pm: Surgeon Prob Lucraft left for “Gibraltar”

4.30pm: Steamboat arrived alongside with mails

5.15pm: HMS “Kildonan Castle” sailed

5.25pm: TBD sailed

5.27pm: Anchor aweigh. Full Speed, log streamed

6.35pm: Esha Lt abeam, log 9. Altered course N37W, zigzag 2 points

11.30pm: Altered course N54W for leeway

Number on sick list: 1


[A biography of Surgeon Prob (Harry Stephenson) Lucraft can be read here: http://www.rph.wa.gov.au/~/media/Files/Hospitals/RPH/PDFs/Emeritus%20Consultant%20Biographies%20vol%201.ashx]


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23 October 1916

At Sea

Lat 61.03, Long -8.86

1.0am: Altered course N68W (3° leeway), zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

5.0am: Observed Sydero Lt bearing N37W (C)

6.0am: Zigzag 3 points

6.30am: Sydero Lt abeam, dist 8 miles, log 56.5. Altered course N74W

7.0am: Reduced to 73 revs, zigzag 2 points

10.0am: Faroe Bank occupied by Grimsby trawlers GY1281 “Brisbane”, GY801 “Siluria”, GY1132 “Doon”

11.55am: Patent log taken in

0.05pm: Log streamed, 2 miles added

0.45pm: Altered course N37W, log 33. Full Speed to intercept SS

1.55pm: Stopped, lowered seaboat. Hauled in log. Lt Workman boarding officer

Armed guard: Sub Lt Braine & 2 men left on sailing vessel “Karno” sent to Stornoway

2.35pm: Hoisted boat. Proceeded Full Speed to intercept SS. Set course S87W, streamed log 58 miles on it. SS “Alsatian”. Sent boat away, hauled in log

3.40pm: Took station on Flagship

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Various courses & speeds taking station. Hoisted boat. Proceeded West, 69 revs, zigzag 2 points. Log streamed 76 miles

6.40pm: Altered course S70W. Increased to 73 revs, straight course , log 90 miles

Midnight: Zigzag 1 point every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 1


[“Brisbane”, fishing trawler. Built 1903, 207grt, Grimsby-reg GY.1281. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control. Royal Navy Auxiliary Patrol ships of WW1]


[“Siluria”, fishing trawler. Built 1907, 207grt, Grimsby-reg GY.801. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control. Served as “Coryphene” in WW2. Royal Navy Auxiliary Patrol ships of WW1]


[“Doon”, fishing trawler. Built 1899, 199grt, Grimsby-reg GY.1132. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control. Royal Navy Auxiliary Patrol ships of WW1]


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24 October 1916

At Sea

Lat 59.16, Long -15.46

Am: Zigzag 1 point every 10 minutes

7.0am: Commenced zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

0.30pm: Sighted SS. Challenged reply “Orotava”. Altered course S72E, log 9 miles. Full speed straight

0.55pm: Log in 14.5 miles. Picked up “Orotava’s” boat discharged Officer rating to her

1.30pm: S20W, zigzag 2 points, streamed log & proceeded 63 revs

8.20pm: Reduced to 53 revs (straight)

9.10pm: Increased to 57 revs, zigzag 2 points

10.30pm: Reduced to 53 revs (straight)

Number on sick list: 1


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25 October 1916

At Sea

Lat 57.66, Long -16.13

6.30am: Altered course N45W, 63 revs, zigzag 2 points

6.45am: Challenged SS reply “Columbella”

7.20am: Picked up “Columbella’s” boat

7.40am: Proceeded 69 revs, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

7.45am: Set course S62W, streamed log

8.40am: Wind shifted to NW, force 5

11.0am: Stopped zigzagging

Number on sick list: 2


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26 October 1916

At Sea

Lat 56.95, Long -16.0

0.25pm: Challenged SS reply “Victorian”

1.15pm: Altered course N82W, 50 revs, log 7. Keeping station on “Victorian”

3.20pm: Stopped engines for boat (“Victorian”)

3.50pm: Altered course S26E, zigzag 2 points. Streamed log

10.05pm: Altered course S5W to intercept vessel. Full Speed (straight)

10.47pm: Y 7pt & 7 allowed to proceed. Altered course S25E. Reduced 63 revs, zigzag 2 points

Number on sick list: 2


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27 October 1916

At Sea

Lat 55.45, Long -17.21

2.30am: Altered course N24W, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes, log 48

7.30am: Observed & Challenged HMS “Orcoma”

8.05am: Stopped engines

8.10am: Full Speed, boat clear, log streamed

11.10am: Sighted SS, challenged, reply “Patia”. Altered course to close S30W, log 47. Full Speed, straight

13.05am [11.35am?]: “Patia” to keep station

Pm: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

3.35pm: Altered course to intercept SS S40W, log 12. Courses various

4.10pm: Closed SS “Carthagenian”, Montreal to Glasgow. General Cargo. Allowed to proceed

4.20pm: Course N46W, 69 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 2


[SS “Carthagenian”, possibly misspelt for SS “Carthaginian”, built 1884]


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28 October 1916

At Sea

Lat 55.26, Long -16.88

0.50am: Altered course S55W to intercept vessel. Full Speed, straight, log 14. Thick rain squall lost sight of vessel

1.25am: No sign, returned on Patrol. 69 revs, zigzag 3 points

10.40am: Observed & challenged HMS “Columbella” bound [?]

Number on sick list: 2


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29 October 1916

At Sea

Lat 55.28, Long -15.71

Am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

9.0am: Altered course N88W, zigzag 3 points. Observed smoke. Full Speed, log 17 miles. Ceased zigzag

10.15am: Signalled SS “Pretorian” from Montreal to Glasgow. General Cargo. Allowed to proceed

Pm: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

11.50pm: Observed light bearing SExS. Engines Full Speed, altered course towards light, log 87

Number on sick list: 2


[SS “Pretorian” built 1901 by Furness Withy Shipyard at West Hartlepool. http://www.glasgowhistory.com/sailing-down-the-clyde-%E2%80%9Cdoon-the-watter%E2%80%9D.html]


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30 October 1916

At Sea

Lat 55.2, Long -16.3

0.25am: Resumed Patrol, 69 revs, zigzag 3 points

1.53am: Altered course to intercept SS. Engines Full Speed

2.45am: Resumed Patrol

5.30am: Sighted SS. Altered course to intercept

6.0am: Altered course N45W, log 66. Signalled reply SS “Westgate”, Londonderry to White Sea with Coal

6.35am: Proceeded S78E, 69 revs, zigzag 3 points, log 71

0.30pm: Altered course to intercept SS. Full Speed, straight. SS “Scandinavian”, Liverpool to Montreal. General cargo. Allowed to proceed

1.15pm: S21W, zigzag 3 points, 69 revs

5.45pm: Sighted SS. Full Speed to intercept

6.30pm: Closed SS “Malvern Range”, Liverpool to Philadephia. Cargo General. Allowed to proceed

6.35pm: Altered course S64E, 63 revs, zigzag 3 points, log 18 miles

Number on sick list: 2


[SS “Malvern Range”, built 1915http://www.searlecanada.org/sunderland/sunderland076.html]


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31 October 1916

At Sea

Lat 55.0, Long -14.1

1.15am: Altered course S65E, log 96 miles, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

1.40pm: Altered course to intercept SS. Full Speed, straight

2.25pm: British SS “Obusai”, Liverpool to Canary Is. General Cargo. Allowed to proceed. Resumed Patrol, course S79E, 69 revs, zigzag 3 points

7.30pm: Altered course N70W (1° leeway)

Number on sick list: 2


[British SS “Obusai”: possibly misspelt for SS “Obuasi”]


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LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1916


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[Jos P Kieran signs November 1916 log as Navigating Officer]

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[Barometer: Aneroid]


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1 November 1916

At Sea

Lat 55.0, Long -14.6

2.0am: Altered course N70W, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

9.20am: Divisions & Prayers (Target practice 1” aiming)

11.30am: Target in. Set course S65E, streamed log 84.5 on it, 69 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

2.30pm: Altered course N25E to intercept SS. Full Speed, straight

3.0pm: SS “Lakonia” of Glasgow bound West

3.05pm: Proceeded to Patrol “West”, 69 revs, log 29.5, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes. Evening Quarters

Number on sick list: 2


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2 November 1916

At Sea

Lat 54.9, Long -14.56

Am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

10.0am: Commenced target practice (4’.7)

11.25am: Firing finished, proceeded Full Speed South to intercept SS

10.50am: SS “Sagamore”, Liverpool to Boston. General Cargo. Allowed to Proceed

Noon: Altered course N3W, log 66, zigzag 3 points

2.30pm: Altered course N25E, intercept SS. Full Speed (straight)

3.10pm: Altered course S50E, zigzag 3 points to 3.40pm

3.30pm: Full Speed, straight to intercept SS

3.35pm: SS “Professor”, Liverpool to Barbados (light ship no Cargo)

4.25pm: Altered course S52E, log 22 miles, zigzag 3 points

Number on sick list: 1


[SS “Professor”, built 1910. http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/lines/harrison.shtml]


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3 November 1916

At Sea

Lat 55.0, Long -13.7

Am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

10.30am: Reduced to 63 revs, zigzag 2 points

11.40am: Reduced 57 revs (straight)

Number on sick list: 1


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4 November 1916

At Sea

Lat 55.83, Long -12.48

6.40am: Increased to 57 revs, zigzag 2 points

11.0am: Altered course N69W, log 22.5. Increased 69 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 1


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5 November 1916

At Sea

Lat 55.83, Long -13.15

1.0am: Altered course S68E, log 91, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

8.30am: N67W (1° leeway)

10.0am: Altered course N66W (2° leeway)

11.45am: Reduced 63 revs, zigzag 2 points

5.40pm: Reduced 63 revs, zigzag 3 points

6.50pm: Altered course N1W, log 95 miles. Reduced 48 revs, straight course

Number on sick list: 1


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6 November 1916

At Sea

Lat 55.83, Long -12.96

2.15pm: Observed SS. Altered course to intercept SS “Sagoland” (Swed), Philadelphia to Lanaskrona. Grain Cargo. Ordered her to proceed to Kirkwall

3.45pm: Set course N60W, 57 revs, (straight course)

9.0pm: Altered course S88W, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: Nil


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7 November 1916

At Sea

Lat 55.88, Long -15.5

0.20am: Increased 63 revs, zigzag 2 points

6.0am: Patent log hauled in (Rotator missing)

6.30am: Streamed log

7.0am: 69 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

12.0am: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

5.50pm: Altered course to N87E, log 15.5 miles. Ceased zigzag. Reduced to 63 revs

Number on sick list: Nil


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8 November 1916

At Sea

Lat 56.1, Long -12.95

7.0am: Altered course N86W, straight course

Number on sick list: Nil


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9 November 1916

At Sea

Lat 56.38, Long -13.53

5.20pm: Commenced zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 1


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10 November 1916

At Sea

Lat 56.88, Long -13.6

Am: Zigzag 2 points

6.20am: Increased to 69 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

9.30am: Abandon ship stations

2.50pm: Reduced 53 revs, straight

3.40pm: Increased 69 revs, zigzag 3 points

4.50pm: Reduced 53 revs, log 38, straight course

5.30pm: Increased 63 revs, zigzag 2 points, log 44

Number on sick list: 2


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11 November 1916

At Sea

Lat 59.98, Long -13.31

Am: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

5.45am: Altered course N79W, log 84, zigzag 2 points (N81W, 2° leeway)

8.20am: Altered course N83W, 4° for leeway

3.30pm: Log 78 miles, altered course S37W, zigzag 2 points. Evening Quarters. Warrants N° 83 & 84 read

8.15pm: Increased 69 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 1


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12 November 1916

At Sea

Lat 53.13, Long -9.66

5.0am: Observed SS without lights. Challenged (HMS “Virginian”)

5.50am: Altered course S20E, log 49 miles, Full Speed, zigzag 3 points

Noon: Guns crews closed up & lookouts doubled

4.50pm: Tory Id Lt bore South compass, log 1 mile

5.50pm: Rounded West End. Tory Id at 7 miles dist, log 15 miles. Altered course S70E

8.15pm: Inishtrahull Is abeam, log 52. Altered course S55E, zigzag 3 points

9.15pm: Passed “Olympic” with escort

9.40pm: Passed HMS “Gloucestershire”

10.40pm: Rathlin Id, Rue Pt abeam, log 88

11.0pm: Challenged by Tor Pt War Station abeam

11.05pm: Challenged HMSD “Garry”

11.35pm: Challenged Patrol Trawlers (8) off Ashendene Bay

Number on sick list: 1


[Perhaps HMS “Garry”: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Garry_(1905)]


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13 November 1916

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

0.15am: Altered course N86E, log 12 miles, Maidens Lt abeam

2.0am: Challenged reply (Trawler)

2.20am: Challenged reply (Trawler)

3.48am: Holy Id abeam, 2 ¾ miles dist, log 63

4.30am: Cumbrae Lt abm

5.08am: Toward Pt abeam

5.35am: Passed through boom defence

5.50am: Pilot boarded. Engines various speeds

Anchor Bearings: Ship’s Head SE, Roseneath Patch Buoy N24W (Comp), Whitefarland Point S89W (Comp)

8.0am: Ship swinging to flood tide

8.20am: Gig landed Postman & officers

9.10am: Hoisted

9.35am: Hove short. Stand by engines

9.45am: Anchor aweigh. Various speed & proceeded up Clyde. Tug fast aft

10.45am: Dumbarton Castle abeam

11.20am: Passed hawser & tug made fast foreward

11.57am: Renfrew Pier abeam

0.40pm: Entered Princes dock basin

1.07pm: Fast alongside Coal Tip Princes dock

3.0pm: Monthly money paid to men

7.0pm: Shifted ship under Crane

Number on sick list: 1


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14 November 1916

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship, etc

10.0am: Three ratings from Depot joined ship

0.35pm: Two ratings left ship for hospital

1.15pm: Hands employed cleaning ship, etc

5.50pm: Shifted ship for getting guns on board


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15 November 1916

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship, etc

9.30am: One rating joined ship from Depot

1.15pm: Hands employed drawing stores, etc


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16 November 1916

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.15am: Hands getting out ammunition, etc

Pm: Hands shifting ship

10.30pm: Ship made fast. Guns & searchlights got out


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17 November 1916

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

7.20am: Shifted ship to boating Crane

2.0pm: Shifted berth


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18 November 1916

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands employed getting out ammunition

1.15pm: Escort left for Liverpool


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19 November 1916

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

10.15am: Church party left ship. Hands to Divisions. Escort left ship

11.45am: Escort with Prisoner returned. Church Party returned


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20 November 1916

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.30am: Prisoner & Escort returned from Liverpool

10.30am: One Absentee came onboard from “Chepstow” with Escort for Mine Sweeper “Edinburgh”

Am: Mr H H Pomeroy Assistant Paymaster RNR was this day cautioned by the Captain for that he proceeded on weekend leave without obtaining permission from the Captain personally. [Signed J Grant Dallon, Captain; H H Pomeroy, Asst Paymr RNR in Charge]

3.30pm: 1st Lieut & Paymaster, Lt Marshall left ship

4.15pm: Fireman McCullen discharged to shore

5.30pm: Warrant 85 read


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21 November 1916

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.45am: Prisoner & Escort left for HMS “Chepstow”


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22 November 1916

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

3.15pm: Shifted ship astern


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23 November 1916

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands employed variously

Pm: Hands cleaning ship


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24 November 1916

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

Am: Hands painted bunkers & as required

10.30am: Nine ratings joined ship from “Eagle” Liverpool

11.0am: Armed guard joined ship


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25 November 1916

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands employed variously & getting out shell


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26 November 1916

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

Am: Hands employed getting out ammunition

10.30am: Two ratings join ship from “Victory”


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27 November 1916

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Starboard watch returned from leave

Am: Hands employed variously

9.10am: Shifted Ship

10.0am: Port Watch proceeded on leave Nov 27th to Dec 11th

4.0pm: Ship made fast


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28 November 1916

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands employed variously

Number on sick list: 1


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29 November 1916

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands employed as required

1.0pm: Hands employed painting, scraping & as requisite

Number on sick list: 2


4ef4f7b7e53e0a0c9100302f: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-44345/ADM 53-44345-109_0.jpg)


30 November 1916

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands employed as required & scraping & painting

1.15pm: Hands employed as morning. Two 1st seamen left ship for “Columbella”

Number on sick list: 3


4ef4f7b7e53e0a0c91003030: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-44345/ADM 53-44345-109_1.jpg)

[Jos P Kieran signs log as Navigating Officer]

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[Barometer: Aneroid]



LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1916


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1 December 1916

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands employed as requisite

Pm: Ten ratings discharged ashore


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2 December 1916

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

7.0am: Hands called

8.0am: Hands employed as requisite

1.0pm: Hands make & mend clothes

4.0pm: One seaman rating left ship for infirmary


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3 December 1916

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

9.30am: Divisions. Roman Catholics landed

10.20am: Church Parties landed

1.0pm: All Church Parties returned

5.50pm: Shifted Ship

6.50pm: Ship in dry dock


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4 December 1916

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands employed as requisite. Scraping guns & ranging cable in dock


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5 December 1916

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands employed as requisite

5.0pm: Lt Commander RNR joined ship


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6 December 1916

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands employed as requisite

10.30pm: One prisoner joined ship


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7 December 1916

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

7.30am: 5 Ratings joined ship for “Changuinola”

9.0am: Hands employed variously

10.0am: Chaplin joined ship

1.10pm: Hands employed scraping & painting & as requisite


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8 December 1916

Glasgow (Princes Dry Dock)

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

7.0am: Hands called

9.0am: Hands employed painting & scraping

10.0am: Five ratings joined ship


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9 December 1916

Glasgow (Princes Dry Dock)

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands employed as requisite

5.30pm: Funeral Party returned to ship


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10 December 1916

Glasgow (Princes Dry Dock)

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

Am: Hands employed cleaning ship


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11 December 1916

Glasgow (Princes Dry Dock)

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands employed as requisite

9.50am: Ten ratings joined ship from Chatham for “Ebro”

1.15pm: Hands employed getting in cable

11.0pm: Hands employed getting ship ready for undocking


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12 December 1916

Glasgow (N° 12 berth Princes Dock)

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

1.0am: Ship proceeded to N° 12 berth

2.50am: Ship secured

9.0am: Hands employed scraping N° 1 Hold, cleaning up decks, etc

0.20pm: Four men & one Officer (Armed guard) joined for “Ebro”


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13 December 1916

Glasgow (N° 12 berth Princes Dock)

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands employed variously

10.30am: One Shipwright joined ship

1.10pm: Funeral party left ship

7.15pm: Prisoner with escort arrived on board from HMS “Patia”


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14 December 1916

Glasgow (Princes Dock)

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands employed as requisite

Pm: Hands employed shifting berth


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15 December 1916

Glasgow (Princes Dock)

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands employed getting in ammunition

9.20am: One rating returned from prison

Pm: Hands getting in ammunition

2.0pm: Discharged 17 ratings to “Ebro”


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16 December 1916

Glasgow (Princes Dock)

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

9.0am: Hands employed getting in ammunition


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17 December 1916

Glasgow (Princes Dock)

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

9.30am: Divisions. Church parties landed

0.30pm: Church Parties returned


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18 December 1916

Glasgow (Princes Dock)

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands employed cleaning mess deck

10.0am: Surgeon joined ship

1.0pm: Hands employed getting in ammunition

Number on sick list: 1


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19 December 1916

Glasgow (Princes Dock)

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

Am: Hands employed working ammunition

10.0am: Armed guard joined ship

1.15pm: Hands employed working ammunition. 2 Ratings left ship for Barracks

Number on sick list: Nil


4ef4f7b8e53e0a0c91003047: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-44345/ADM 53-44345-121_0.jpg)


20 December 1916

Glasgow (Princes Dock)

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

2.30am: One absentee brought on board by Police

8.0am: Hands cleaning ship

10.15am: Armed Guard & 5 Ratings left ship for HMS “Patuca”

Hands employed refitting boats falls & as requisite

Number on sick list: 1


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21 December 1916

Glasgow (Princes Dock)

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands cleaning ship & as requisite

9.30am: 23 Ratings joined ship from RN Barracks Devonport

Noon: Shifted ship under Crane

4.30pm: One Master at Arms & 24 Ratings left ship for Depot

6.0pm: Tested Starboard searchlights

Number on sick list: 2


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22 December 1916

Glasgow (Princes Dock)

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands employed as requisite

Pm: Hands getting in provisions

5.0pm: Discharged 1 Sergeant 15 Marines to Depot

Number on sick list: 3


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23 December 1916

Glasgow (Princes Dock)

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands getting provisions onboard

3.15pm: Shifted ship to coal tips

4.15pm: Made fast alongside tips

6.0pm: Commenced coaling into N° 2 hold. 2 Foremen 37 men engaged

7.45pm: Engineer Sub-Lt left ship for hospital

8.0pm: Finished for night

Number on sick list: 3


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24 December 1916

Glasgow (Princes Dock)

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

6.0am: Commenced coaling. 2 Foremen 39 men engaged

8.0am: Hands employed as requisite

9.30am: 1 Rating joined ship from Depot

10.45am: Church Parties landed

1.0pm: Church parties returned. Landed funeral party in charge of an Officer

6.0pm: Funeral party returned

8.55pm: Stopped coaling

9.0pm: Shifted berth

Number on sick list: 3


4ef4f7b8e53e0a0c9100304c: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-44345/ADM 53-44345-123_1.jpg)


25 December 1916

Glasgow (Princes Dock)

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

6.0am: Commenced coaling

9.0am: Finished coaling into N° 2 hold

4.45pm: Commenced coaling Port side

Pm: Coaling being carried on continuously

Number on sick list: 2


4ef4f7b8e53e0a0c9100304d: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-44345/ADM 53-44345-124_0.jpg)


26 December 1916

Glasgow (Princes Dock)

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

Am: Coaling ship

8.0am: Hands cleaning ship & as requisite

Pm: Hands getting in shell

Pm: Coaling through all watches

Number on sick list: 2


4ef4f7b8e53e0a0c9100304e: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-44345/ADM 53-44345-124_1.jpg)


27 December 1916

Glasgow (Princes Dock)

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

Am: Coaling throughout

Am: Hands getting in shell & as requisite

1.15pm: Hands cleaning ship

Number on sick list: 3


4ef4f7b8e53e0a0c9100304f: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-44345/ADM 53-44345-125_0.jpg)


28 December 1916

Glasgow (Princes Dock)

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

Am: Coaling throughout

8.0am: Hands employed as requisite

12.30am: All coaling finished [received 2176 tons]

1.15pm: Hands securing ship for sea

Pm: Shifted berth hoisted motor boat inboard

Number on sick list: 3


4ef4f7b8e53e0a0c91003050: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-44345/ADM 53-44345-125_1.jpg)


29 December 1916

At Sea (Gun trials)

Lat 55.25, Long -5.11

[Ed. note: Coordinates at Noon Ailsa Craig]

1.15am: Tug made fast forward. Stand by engines

2.07am: Engines & helm to orders

2.17am: Left Princes dock basin

3.45am: Let go forward tug. Helm & engines to Pilot orders

5.35am: Passed boom. Set course S30W, 69 revs & Posted lookouts

Commenced zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

7.35am: Holy Island abeam 4 miles dist

Am: Steering Various Courses between Holy Id & Ailsa Craig Carrying out Gun trials

1.0 to 2.0pm: Ship swung to adjust compass

2.0 to 2.25pm: Testing bow gun

6.0pm: Testing Stern Gun

6.50pm: Finished gun tests. Full Speed, set course N33E

7.25pm: Pladda Id abeam 3 miles dist

7.55pm: Holy Id abeam 2 ½ miles dist, altered course N20E

8.55pm: Passed Cumbrae Lt ½ miles dist, altered course N32E

9.30pm: Skelmorlie Buoy abeam

9.50pm: Passed through boom

10.20pm: Anchored in 15 fms, 60 fms cable. Starboard anchor

11.0 to 11.30pm: Ship swung to Flood tide

Number on sick list: 3


4ef4f7b8e53e0a0c91003051: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-44345/ADM 53-44345-126_0.jpg)


30 December 1916

Glasgow (Princes Dock)

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

Anchor bearings: Ship’s head West; Whitefarland Pt S68W (comp); Roseneath Buoy N38W (comp)

8.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship. Seaboat left for shore

9.15am: Seaboat returned & hoisted

0.45pm: Commenced to heave up anchor. Stand by engines

1.05pm: Anchor aweigh. Various speeds proceeding up Clyde

3.58pm: Entered Princes Dock basin

4.30pm: Made fast alongside 130 ton Crane

Number on sick list: 3


4ef4f7b8e53e0a0c91003052: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-44345/ADM 53-44345-126_1.jpg)


31 December 1916

Glasgow (Princes Dock)

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands cleaning ship

10.30am: All Church parties landed

1.0pm: Church Parties returned

Number on sick list: 4


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4ef4f7b9e53e0a0c91003054: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-44345/ADM 53-44345-127_1.jpg)

[Jos P Kieran signs log as Navigating Officer]

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4ef4f7b9e53e0a0c91003057: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-44345/ADM 53-44345-129_0.jpg)

[Barometer: Aneroid]



THE VOYAGES OF HMS HILDEBRAND 1917

JP map Hildebrand 1917

LOGS FOR JANUARY 1917


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1 January 1917

Glasgow (Princes Dock)

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship

2.30am: One rating left ship for hospital

Number on sick list: 4


4ef4f7b9e53e0a0c91003059: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-44345/ADM 53-44345-130_0.jpg)


2 January 1917

Glasgow (Princes Dock)

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands cleaning ship

9.30am: Hands painting ship

Am: Warrants 86 and 87 read

1.0pm: Hands mustered for payment

1.30pm: Hands cleaning ship

Number on sick list: 2


4ef4f7b9e53e0a0c9100305a: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-44345/ADM 53-44345-130_1.jpg)


3 January 1917

Glasgow (Princes Dock)

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

3.15am: Discharged one rating to hospital

9.15am: Hands getting in ammunition. One guns crew at loader

1.0pm: Hands getting in ammunition & painting ship

1.0pm: One prisoner came aboard for HMS “Patia”

Number on sick list: 2


4ef4f7b9e53e0a0c9100305b: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-44345/ADM 53-44345-131_0.jpg)


4 January 1917

Glasgow (Princes Dock)

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands painting ship

10.30am: One prisoner came on board

1.30pm: Hands shifting ship

2.0pm: Read Warrant 88

3.15pm: Quarters clean guns

Number on sick list: 2


4ef4f7b9e53e0a0c9100305c: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-44345/ADM 53-44345-131_1.jpg)


5 January 1917

Glasgow (Princes Dock)

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

9.0am: Hands painting ship

11.0am: One rating joined ship

1.15pm: Hands employed painting ship

5.0pm: One Chief Petty Officer discharged to hospital

Number on sick list: 4


4ef4f7b9e53e0a0c9100305d: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-44345/ADM 53-44345-132_0.jpg)


6 January 1917

Glasgow (Princes Dock)

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship

1.30pm: One rating discharged to hospital

Number on sick list: 3


4ef4f7b9e53e0a0c9100305e: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-44345/ADM 53-44345-132_1.jpg)


7 January 1917

Glasgow (Princes Dock)

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands cleaning ship

10.30am: Church parties landed

0.30pm: Church parties returned

7.0pm: One prisoner for HMS “Ebro” came on board

Number on sick list: 2


4ef4f7b9e53e0a0c9100305f: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-44345/ADM 53-44345-133_0.jpg)


8 January 1917

Glasgow (Princes Dock)

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

7.15am: Commenced coaling into side bunkers

10.0am: Hands abandon ship stations

Pm: Hands getting in provisions

Number on sick list: 2


4ef4f7b9e53e0a0c91003060: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-44345/ADM 53-44345-133_1.jpg)


9 January 1917

Glasgow (Princes Dock)

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hoisted out motor boat to test engine

9.30am: Boys at physical drill. Guns crew at drill. Remainder of hands employed as requisite

10.20am: Staff Paymaster joined ship

11.0am: Two prisoners joined ship from HMS “Hilary”

11.05am: Hoisted motor boat inboard

1.15pm: One rating joined ship from HMS “Ebro”

2.50pm: Shifted ship under big crane

3.30pm: One rating joined from HMS “Ebro”

Number on sick list: 2


4ef4f7b9e53e0a0c91003061: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-44345/ADM 53-44345-134_0.jpg)


10 January 1917

Glasgow (Princes Dock)

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

1.0am: Bow gun placed on board

8.0am: Hands cleaning ship

9.0am: Escort left ship

9.55am: Ass Paymaster RNR joined ship

11.30am: Escort & two prisoners returned

11.45am: One rating left ship for hospital

0.20pm: Stand by engines

0.36pm: Tug port proceeded down Clyde. Engines & helm to orders

1950pm: Let go foreward tug

2.35pm: Passed Dumbarton Rock

3.12pm: Let go port anchor in 16 fms water, 75 fms cable

Anchor Bearings: Ship’s Head NExN, Roseneath Patch Buoy N40W (comp), Whitefarland Point N80W (comp), Tail of Bank Buoy S13E (comp). Total Distance Run: 24 miles

3.17pm: Brought up. Rung off main engines

5.0pm: Ship swung to tide

7.30pm: Launch arrived with Admiralty Officer

Number on sick list: 1


4ef4f7b9e53e0a0c91003062: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-44345/ADM 53-44345-134_1.jpg)


11 January 1917

Greenock

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

Anchor bearings: Ship’s Head South, Roseneath Patch Buoy N50W (Comp), Whitefarland Point N82W (Comp), Tail of Bank Buoy S16E (Comp)

2.0am: Ship swung to Ebb tide; anchor bearings correct

4.45am: Hands called

5.25am: Commenced to heave in

5.45am: Anchor aweigh. Various speeds

6.30am: Passed through boom. Full Speed

7.30am: Set course S18W, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

7.30am: Cumbrae Lt abeam. HMS “Kildonan Castle” passed

8.30am: Gun trials commenced of Pladda Id 10 rounds bow gun

8.55am: Finished trails

9.0am: Altered course N28E, zigzag 2 points

10.40am: Passed Cumbrae Island

11.35am: 53 revs. Engines & helm to orders

11.40am: Passed through boom

Noon: Approaching anchorage

0.03pm: Let go port anchor in 16 fms, 60 fms cable

0.07pm(?): Brought up. Rung off main engines

1.0pm: Tug took of Officials & workmen. Stand by engines. Proceeded to heave in anchor

1.15pm: Anchor up. Proceeded to sea

1.45pm: Passed through boom. Full Speed. Set course S30W. Log streamed

2.40pm: Cumbrae Lt abeam ¾ mile, log 13. Altered course S29W, zigzag 2 points

3.32pm: Holy Island abeam ½ mile, log 26 miles. Altered course S19W, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

4.48pm: Ailsa Craig abeam 1 mile, log 44. Altered course S60W, zigzag 3 points

6.35pm: Altered course N27W. Straight course

9.15pm: Benmore Hd abeam. Altered course N46W, log 1 mile

10.0pm: Altered course N44W, zigzag 2 points

Number on sick list: Nil


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12 January 1917

At Sea

Lat 55.93, Long -10.0

Am: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

1.30am: Altered course N86W, log 54. Inishtrahull Lt abeam 6

4.15am: Tory Island Lt abeam 7 miles, altered course N37W, log 87.5

7.0am: Seaman Coleman: whilst relieving masthead lookout was washed off foreward house receiving injuries to his back

11.40am: Zigzag 1 point

3.25pm: Challenged HMS “Patia”. Reduced to 53 revs

3.50pm: Vessel closed

4.20pm: Stopped & picked up “Patia’s” boat

4.25pm: Boat away. Proceeded 69 revs. Set course N3E, log 5 miles

6.0pm: Commenced zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

8.20pm: Reduced to 63 revs, zigzag 1 points

10.40pm: Zigzag 2 points

Number on sick list: 1


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13 January 1917

At Sea

Lat 58.35, Long -13.56

Am: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

7.30am: Altered course to N2W (1° leeway)

11.30am: Clocks put back to GMT

0.30pm: Challenged HMS “Ebro”

3.0pm: Altered course N10W, log 18.5. Stopped ship “Sierra Miranda”, Galveston to Denmark. Put Armed Guard Sub Lieut Kirk. Lt Workman, Boarding Officer

4.15pm: Seaboat hoisted

4.25pm: Set course S80W, 63 revs, log streamed 26 on it. Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 3


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14 January 1917

At Sea

Lat 58.5, Long -10.21

Am: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

9.20am: Increased to 69 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 1


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15 January 1917

At Sea

Lat 58.68, Long -9.66

2.10am: Altered course SWxS to intercept SS. Log 4 miles, Full Speed

3.25am: Closed Norwegian SS “Arcturus”, from Narwick to Philadelphia. Cargo iron ore. Lowered boat. Guns crews at action stations

4.30am: Sent away armed guard Sub Lt Beatty

4.50am: Hoisted boat

5.0am: Course set N58E, log 19 miles, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

8.0am: Challenged HMS “Ebro”

9.20am: “Ebro” boat alongside receiving 20 ratings

9.30am: Boat left. Altered course to S74E to intercept smoke. Full Speed

10.20am: Altered course S64E returning to Patrol. 69 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

2.30pm: Altered course to intercept SS. Full Speed, straight

2.50pm: Challenged “Patia”; returned to Patrol. Revs 69, zigzag 3 points

Number on sick list: 1


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16 January 1917

At Sea

Lat 58.55, Long -9.23

6.0am: Altered course S80W, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

8.0am: Altered course to intercept SS “Nordike”, Buenos Aires to Rotterdam. Prize Crew Sub Lt Braine

sent to Lock Swilly. Courses various & speeds

10.0am: Course set, log streamed

1.30pm: Sighted steam vessel bearing West

1.50pm: Altered course to intercept

2.20pm: SV “Sierra Miranda”, Norwegian. Sub Kirk aboard bound Stornoway

2.30pm: Altered course N45W. Full Speed, zigzag 2 points, log [?]

4.25pm: Challenged reply “Changuinola”

4.30pm: Altered course to close her

4.55pm: Stopped, picked up boat

5.05pm: Full Speed, set course S82W, 69 revs, zigzag 3 points. Log streamed 63.5 miles

Number on sick list: 2


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17 January 1917

At Sea

Lat 59.38, Long -9.11

Am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

9.0am: Divisions & Prayers. Exercise fire stations

Am: Altered course to intercept SS. Boarded SS “Mina Blae”. Allowed to proceed

10.50am: Set course S76W, 69 revs, zigzag

Pm: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 4


[SS “Mina Blae”: perhaps misspelt for SS “Mina Brea”]


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18 January 1917

At Sea

Lat 59.36, Long -8.91

Am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

3.40am: Observed lights ahead

4.0am: Altered course to intercept N64E, log 93

4.30am: Closed Russian Volunteer Fleet ship “Ekaterinoslav”. Lowered boat

5.35am: Boat hoisted. Allowed to proceed. Set course S75E, log streamed, 69 revs, zigzag 3 points

8.0am: Altered course to intercept Barque “Storstad”

8.45am: Boat lowered

9.15am: Boat hoisted, Barque allowed to proceed. Set course S34E, log streamed

10.40am: Altered course S76W, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

0.48pm: Observed sailing vessel bearing NNW. Altered course N5E to intercept

1.40pm: Log in. Closed Norwegian SV “Erling”. Lowered boat

2.0pm: Boat returned. Vessel allowed to proceed. Glasgow to Norway cargo coal

2.15pm: Log streamed

2.20pm: Set course S79W, Full Speed, zigzag 2 points

4.20pm: Challenged HMS “Columbella”

4.45pm: Log in. Picked up boat

5.0pm: Proceeded 69 revs, zigzag 3 points. Course [N71W]

6.30pm: Observed light, altered course to N84E to intercept

7.30pm: Challenged HMS “Otway” examining steamer

7.35pm: Set course S22W, 69 revs

8.05pm: Altered course N84E, log 58, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 4


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19 January 1917

At Sea

Lat 59.75, Long -9.16

Am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

4.50pm: Reduced 63 revs, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 6


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20 January 1917

At Sea

Lat 59.41, Long -10.33

6.0am: Altered course S84W, zigzag 2 points

7.30am: Increased to 69 revs, zigzag 3 points, log 54

4.10pm: Closed SV “Storstad” examined on (the 18th?)

9.30pm: Altered course to intercept SS

10.0pm: Stopped Danish SS “Dania”, New York to Copenhavn via Kirkwall. General Cargo. Sent her to Kirkwall with Armed Guard

11.0pm: Boat hoisted, log streamed. Course N72E, 69 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 5


[Danish SS “Dania”: perhaps she was SS “Dania” built 1895]


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21 January 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.01, Long -13.16

4.0am: Altered course N89E, log 90 miles, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

4.15am: Altered course N66W, log 93, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

10.15am: Church Service

1.30pm: Altered course N85W, 69 revs, zigzag 3 points

Number on sick list: 4


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22 January 1917

At Sea

Lat 59.71, Long -15.3

6.0am: Altered course N85W, log 18 miles, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

8.35pm: Altered course to intercept SS bearing NW

9.10pm: Stopped Danish SS “Nordhvallen”, Baltimore to Aarhus via Kirkwall. Grain Cargo. Sent Kirkwall with Armed Guard

10.20pm: Boat hoisted, log streamed. Set course N68E, revs 69, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 5


[Danish SS “Nordhvallen”: misspelt for SS “Nordhvalen” built 1895]


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23 January 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.11, Long -15.9

1.40am: Altered course S83E, log 42 miles, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

11.20pm: Reduced to 63 revs, zigzag 2 points, log 1 mile

Number on sick list: 4


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24 January 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.33, Long -14.78

Am: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

7.0am: Increased to 69 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

6.30pm: Reduced to 63 revs, zigzag 2 points

7.0pm: Reduced to 57 revs, stopped zigzagging

9.40pm: Stopped Port engines

10.02pm: Stopped Starboard engines

10.05pm: Ahead Starboard. Ship lying at South

11.10pm: Engines at 40 revs. Course South

Number on sick list: 5


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25 January 1917

At Sea

Lat 59.45, Long -16.8

7.0pm: Altered course S48E (3° for leeway)

Number on sick list: 3


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26 January 1917

At Sea

Lat 59.71, Long -15.5

1.0pm: Increased to 57 revs, altered course to ESE to intercept SS. Closed and examined SS “Hermion”, Norwegian, from Boston to Kirkwall. General Cargo. Allowed to proceed

1.40pm: Resumed course, reduced to 53 revs

Number on sick list: 2


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27 January 1917

At Sea

Lat 63.26, Long -20.43

[Coordinates by land bearings]

11.20am: Altered course, observed land ahead (Vestmannaeyjor Pt)

0.10pm: Outmost of islands (Geirfuglaskier) abeam; altered course N25W, log 31.5

1.0pm: Altered course N31W, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

4.15pm: Observed Reykanes Point

5.20pm: Eldey Rock abeam, dist 2 ½ miles, log 100 miles

Number on sick list: 2


[Geirfuglasker: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geirfuglasker]


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28 January 1917

At Sea

Lat 64.76, Long -25.15

[Coordinates by land bearings]

4.0am: Altered course S31W, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

10.10am: Observed land bearing E ½ S (comp) Ondverdarnaes

2.30pm: Sighted & challenged “Avenger”

3.10pm: Closed, Half Speed

3.30pm: Stopped, boat alongside

3.35pm: Half Speed, 69 revs, course ESE

6.0pm: Staalbierg Huk bore East true dist 10 miles, altered course S32W, zigzag 2 points

9.0pm: Altered course N39E, log 11 miles, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

11.25pm: Log 42 miles, Staalbierg Huk on 4 points, altered course S32W, zigzag 3 points as before

Number on sick list: 1


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29 January 1917

At Sea

Lat 65.93, Long -24.25

[Coordinates by land bearings]

3.10am: Altered course N39E, log 85, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

8.0am: Altered course N39E. Full Speed, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

3.25pm: Stopped zigzag

4.20pm: Altered course S76W, log 62, zigzag 3 points

Number on sick list: 1


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30 January 1917

At Sea

Lat 65.65, Long -24.76

1.05am: Huk Lt abeam, 7.5 miles dist, log 64

2.0am: Huk Lt abeam, log 76 miles, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

10.0am: Challenged “Avenger”

10.25am: Dropped target for 1” aiming practice, log in 80 miles. Engines various speeds

11.45am: In target

11.50am: Streamed log & proceeded N63E, 69 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes, log 80 miles

0.45 to 1.45pm: Ship swung for deviation

7.50pm: Log hauled in foul

7.55pm: Streamed

Number on sick list: 2


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31 January 1917

At Sea

Lat 64.85, Long -24.73

[Coordinates by land bearings]

1.15am: Huk Lt abeam, 7.5 miles dist, log 44.5

1.45am: Altered course N62E, log 49.5, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

5.0am: Altered course S63W, Full Speed, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

7.30am: Altered course S16W, log 24.5 miles. Staalbierg Huk abeam 8 miles

10.0am: Sounded Action stations. Target over for 6” firing. Log in 57 miles on it

11.20am: Target in

11.24am: Set course South, revs 74. Zigzag 2 points

11.30am: Log streamed, 57 miles

Noon: Ondverdarnaes Lt Ho abeam, 10 miles dist

5.45pm: Eldey Rock bore S61W True, dist 3 miles, log 41 miles. Altered course S29E, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

11.05pm: Geirfuglaskier Is abeam, altered course S57E, log 13. Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 3


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[Jos P Kieran signs log as Navigating Officer]

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[Barometer: Aneroid]



LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1917


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1 February 1917

At Sea

Lat 63.25, Long -14.86

Am: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

2.10am: Portland Lt abeam, 18 miles dist, log 55.5. Altered course S59E

0.10pm: Altered course S88E, log 87.5, zigzag 2 points as before

Number on sick list: 4


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2 February 1917

At Sea

Lat 65.11, Long -9.91

Am: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

Am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

7.40am: Turned ship round, log 14 miles

9.20am: Sighted & challenged “Virginian”

9.50am: Engines stopped, log in

10.0am: Lowered boat, exchanged armed guard

10.30am: Hoisted boat

10.35am: Set course S17W, 69 revs, log streamed. Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

10.45am: Exercised Action stations

Number on sick list: 6


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3 February 1917

At Sea

Lat 64.28, Long -9.53

Am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

7.0am: Temperature Air 20°F

6.40pm: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 5


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4 February 1917

At Sea

Lat 63.9, Long -9.5

Am: Zigzag 2 points

1.20am: Reduced to 57 revs, straight course

3.15am: Ventilator on Fore deck carried away. Altered course S22W, log 2.5, 53 revs

4.0pm: Altered course S30W. Divine Service

Number on sick list: 5


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5 February 1917

At Sea

Lat 63.96, Long -9.5

Am: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

2.30am: Increased to 69 revs, zigzag 3 points, log 11.5 miles

10.40pm: Sighted, challenged “Changuinola”

11.0pm: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 4


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6 February 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.53, Long -4.21

1.10am: Observed Faroes bearing S20E (C)

2.50am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

3.15am: Strömo Is abeam, log 16, dist 31 miles

8.35am: Altered course S22E, log 84, zigzag 2 points

4.0pm: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes. Evening Quarters

9.30pm: Esha Ness Lt bore N60E (comp). Various courses making the land

11.15pm: Passed through boom. Reduced 53 revs

11.30pm: Let go Port anchor, 13 fms water

11.50pm: Ship brought up 75 fms cable. Finished with Engines

Number on sick list: 3


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7 February 1917

Swarbacks Minn

Lat 60.32, Long -1.16

Anchor bearings: Hevden Ness S28W (comp), Flag Staff Busta N80W (comp)

5.0am: Ship swung to tide

6.45am: Hands rigging coaling gear. Seaboat lowered

8.0am: Colliers alongside

8.05am: Commenced coaling

12.0am: Dinner. Tons in 313

1.0pm: Resumed coaling

1.20pm: Discharged rating to hospital ship

4.0pm: Hands to tea. Tons in 523

6.0pm: Ceased coaling for night. 620 tons in

8.0pm: Trimming gang resumed work

Number on sick list: 3


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8 February 1917

Swarbacks Minn

Lat 60.32, Long -1.16

Anchor Bearings: Ship’s Head WxN, Hevden Ness S25W (comp), Flag Staff Busta N85W (comp)

7.25am: Hands commenced coaling

10.15am: Water boat alongside

Noon: Ceased coaling for dinner

1.0pm: Resumed coaling

1.50pm: Water boat cast off

3.10pm: Ship dragging. Let go Starboard anchor

4.0pm: Hands to tea

4.40pm: Resumed coaling

7.0pm: Hands to supper

8.0pm: Resumed coaling

10.15pm: Finished Coaling. 1360 Tons on board

Number on sick list: 3


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9 February 1917

Swarbacks Minn

Lat 60.32, Long -1.16

Anchor Bearings: Ship’s Head West, Busta Red Light N82W (comp), Hevden Ness S30W (comp)

7.50am: Collier cast off

8.0am: Boy rating left ship for Depot

9.0am: Collier cast off

10.20am: Exercised abandon ship

11.0am: Seaman Power RNR discharged to Hospital ship

11.20am: 2 armed guards arrived onboard for “Changuinola”

11.45am: Lifeboats secured

4.20pm: Launch hoisted

5.45pm: Stand by engines. Commenced to heave in

5.52pm: Various speeds, anchor aweigh

6.10pm: Passed through boom defence

6.17pm: Muckle Roe Lt abeam, streamed log. Engines Full Speed

7.15pm: Zigzag 2 points

8.45pm: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 3


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10 February 1917

At Sea

Lat 62.98, Long -5.8

Am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

3.30am: Reduced 69 revs, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

7.20am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

9.05am: Cast lead, 98 fms. Fuglo Is bore N85W (c), log 91

9.30am: Altered course N2E. Saturday Routine. Swung ship for deviations

10.50am: Resumed course N3W, log 12

Pm: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

Swung ship for deviations

7.0pm: Reduced 63 revs, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 3


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11 February 1917

At Sea

Lat 66.75, Long -9.4

Am: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

8.30am: Altered course N3W, log 68, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

9.20am: Challenged HMS “Changuinola”

10.20am: Stopped, log in. Boat alongside. Discharged armed guards

10.38am: Boat clear. Proceeded Full Speed

10.40am: Reduced 69 revs, Course N3W, log streamed. Swinging ship for deviations

0.15pm: Altered course N25W, log 7 miles, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

5.50pm: Reduced 63 revs, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 3


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12 February 1917

At Sea

Lat 67.08, Long -10.41

6.15am: Altered course S33E, zigzag 2 points, log 10.5

7.30am: Increased 69 revs, zigzag 3 points, log 25.5

10.20am: Reduced 53 revs, straight course, log 59. Visibility under 1 mile

11.0am: Increased 63 revs, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

10.20pm: Reduced 57 revs, log 97, zigzag 1 point

Number on sick list: 1


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13 February 1917

At Sea

Lat 66.21, Long -10.66

0.40am: Altered course N3W (1° leeway), zigzag 1 point every 10 minutes

3.40am: Increased 63 revs, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

8.40am: Stopped zigzag

10.40am: Zigzag 1 point every 10 minutes

11.0am: Stopped zigzag

11.50am: Zigzag 1 point every 10 minutes

10.40pm: Commenced zigzag 2 points, log 47.5

Number on sick list: 1


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14 February 1917

At Sea

Lat 66.31, Long -10.8

Am: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

3.40am: Increased 63 revs, log 96, zigzag 3 points

7.0pm: Reduced 63 revs, zigzag 2 points

7.15pm: Reduced 57 revs, zigzag 1 point every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 1


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15 February 1917

At Sea

Lat 66.86, Long -14.63

Am: Zigzag 1 point

7.0am: Increased 69 revs, zigzag 2 points

3.05pm: Observed land bore S50W (C), log 99 miles. Sounded 98 fms, log 99 miles

5.25pm: Altered course N34E, zigzag 2 points, log 30 miles

10.30pm: Reduced 57 revs, zigzag 1 point every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 1


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16 February 1917

At Sea

Lat 66.61, Long -18.95

Am: Zigzag 1 point every 10 minutes

6.0am: Challenged HMS “Victorian”, altered course N56W, log 68

8.0am: Increased 63 revs, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

9.10am: Locked up “Victorian” boat

9.11am: Boat clear. Proceeded S56W, 63 revs, zigzag 2 points

9.40am: Exercised Action & Abandon ship stations. “Victorian” keeping within visual distance

7.15pm: Altered course S53E, log 15.5. Reduced 53 revs, zigzag 3 points

Number on sick list: 2


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17 February 1917

At Sea

Lat 66.48, Long -22.03

1.15am: Altered course N52W, log 75. Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

8.0am: Altered course N76W, straight course. Full Speed

9.20am: North Cape abeam, log 61

11.10am: Altered course to intercept SS. Full Speed

11.45am: Log hauled in. Various courses & speeds

11.50am: Lowered boat. Lt Workman Boarding Officer

11.55am: Full Speed

0.35pm: Closed Norwegian SS “Augusta” & picked up boat

0.40pm: Proceeded S66E, log streamed, zigzag 3 points, 69 revs

1.35pm: Challenged “Victorian”

6.0pm: “Victorian” keeping station

8.0pm: Altered course S60E, reduced 57 revs, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 2


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18 February 1917

At Sea

Lat 66.55, Long -23.41

[Coordinates by land bearings]

0.15am: Altered course S59E, log 29, zigzag 3 points

8.50am: Increased to 69 revs, zigzag 2 points

10.30am: Church Service

1.40pm: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

6.30pm: Staalbierg Huk Lt abeam, 8 ½ miles dist

8.55pm: Reduced 57 revs, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

9.30pm: Staalbierg Huk Lt bore S63E (T), dist 7 miles, log 73 miles

Number on sick list: 2


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19 February 1917

At Sea

Lat 65.35, Long -24.96

Am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

8.30pm: Reduced 57 revs, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 2


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20 February 1917

At Sea

Lat 66.18, Long -23.7

5.0am: Altered course N63E, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

8.0am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

11.15am: Altered course N68E, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

0.22pm: Altered course S86W, zigzag 3 points, log 95 miles

4.45pm: Altered course to intercept SS

5.10pm: Lowered boat (Danish SS “Ceres”) from Reykjavik to Sigle Fiord. Allowed to proceed

5.45pm: Hoisted boat, set course N56E, 63 revs, zigzag 3 points, log 50.5

8.30pm: Reduced 57 revs, zigzag 2 points, log 81

Number on sick list: 2


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21 February 1917

At Sea

Lat 65.93, Long -24.2

[Coordinates by land bearings]

0.20am: Altered course S60W, log 16 miles, zigzag 2 points

7.0am: Staalbierg Huk abeam, 9 miles dist, log 84.5

7.40am: Increased 63 revs, zigzag 3 points

9.45am: Altered course to intercept SS

10.13am: Boat lowered with Lt Workman Boarding Officer to examine S/T “Evergreen” (Hull). Allowed to proceed

10.45am: Picked up boat, log streamed, course N61E, zigzag 3 points, 69 revs

1.30pm: Challenged “Victorian”

5.10pm: Stopped & boarded S/T “Eccleshill” (Hull)

5.35pm: Boat hoisted, proceeded S46E, 63 revs, straight course

8.20pm: Reduced 57 revs, zigzag 2 points

Number on sick list: 2


[“Eccleshill”, hired trawler, Adty No 3334. Built 1911, 226grt, Hull-reg H.376. Armament: 1-6pdr AA, 1-3.5in BT. In service 3.17-1919 as minesweeper. Served in WW2. Royal Navy Auxiliary Patrol ships of WW1]


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22 February 1917

At Sea

Lat 66.58, Long -22.85

[Coordinates by land bearings]

Am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

3.0am: Altered course S88E, log 94 miles, 57 revs, zigzag 2 points

7.40am: Increased 63 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

10.05am: Signalled “Victorian”

11.20am: North Cape S19W (comp), dist 11 miles, log 86

0.15pm: Challenged HMS “Almanzora”

0.32pm: Altered course to close

1.33pm: Stopped to pick up boat

1.40pm: Proceeded towards “Victorian”

2.25pm: Lowered boat

2.45pm: Picked up boat. Courses various & speeds also, in company with “Almanzora”

3.30pm: N9W, 69 revs, zigzag 2 points

10.35pm: Increased 60 revs, zigzag 1 point

Midnight: Reduced 57 revs, zigzag 2 points. Altered course S87W

Number on sick list: 3


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This Page passed Through Mistake [signed] J P Kieran


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23 February 1917

At Sea

Lat 67.03, Long -22.53

Am: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

8.40am: Increased 63 revs, zigzag 3 points

4.0pm: Mod Gale with heavy head sea

8.30pm: Reduced 57 revs, zigzag 2 points

11.30pm: Reduced 52 revs, straight course

Number on sick list: 3


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24 February 1917

At Sea

Lat 67.01, Long -22.36

Am: Continuous heavy snow

7.50am: Increased 63 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

9.0pm: Reduced 57 revs, zigzag 3 points

10.53pm: Increased 63 revs, zigzag 3 points

Number on sick list: 2


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25 February 1917

At Sea

Lat 66.31, Long -24.96

2.0am: Altered course N77W, zigzag 3 points

9.05am: Reduced 53 revs for snow

10.0am: Divine Service

2.0pm: Altered course N77W, zigzag 2 points

7.50pm: Altered course S82E, log 25, zigzag 3 points

Number on sick list: 2


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26 February 1917

At Sea

Lat 64.66, Long -24.05

Am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

2.0am: Altered course N76W. Reduced 57 revs, zigzag 2 points

7.20am: Staalbierg Huk Lt bore S33E (C), log 62 miles

11.0am: Ondverdarnes Lt Ho abeam, 2 ½ [miles] dist

10.50pm: Zigzag 1 point every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 2


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27 February 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.66, Long -19.0

Am: Zigzag 1 point every 10 minutes

8.0am: Altered course S18E, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 2


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28 February 1917

At Sea

Lat 58.36, Long -11.26

6.30am: Full Speed

7.50am: Challenged HMS “Ebro”

8.10am: Stopped, lowered boat

8.45am: Hoisted boat, set course S83E, log 12 miles. Zigzag 2 points, Full Speed

0.30pm: Challenged “Hilary”

Number on sick list: 2


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[Jos P Kieran signs log book as Navigating Officer]

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[Barometer: Aneroid]



LOGS FOR MARCH 1917


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1 March 1917

At Sea

Lat 55.01, Long -5.58

[Noon coordinates by land bearings]

7.20am: Inishtrahull Lt abeam, 4 ½ miles dist

10.05am: Passed through Rathlin Sound

11.50am: Maidens abeam, altered course N74E, log 12

1.30pm: Ailsa Craig abeam, log 38

1.40pm: Altered course N24E, zigzag 2 points

2.50pm: Holy Island abeam, log 57.5

3.40pm: Passed Cumbrae, log 70. Altered course N30E, stopped zigzag

4.26pm: Reduced speed

4.37pm: Passed through boom

4.50pm: Pilot boarded. Proceeded up Clyde to Pilots orders

5.50pm: Dumbarton Rock abeam

6.30pm: Bow tug made fast

7.30pm: Entered Princes Dock basin

7.50pm: Ship made fast alongside Quay

7.55pm: Rung off main engines

Number on sick list: 2


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2 March 1917

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands paid their money. Leave given to Starboard Watch

9.0am: Hands employed shifting ship

10.0am: Five ratings joined ship

10.45am: Hands employed cleaning ship

1.30pm: Hands painting mess deck and as requisite

2.30pm: Discharged One Marine to Head Quarters


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3 March 1917

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands painting ship and as required


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4 March 1917

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands cleaning ship

10.30am: Church parties landed

1.0pm: Church parties returned


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5 March 1917

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands cleaning ship

9.0am: Hands painting ship

10.0am: 1 Marine joined ship from Barracks

1.30pm: Hands getting in stores & painting ship

2.30pm: One rating left ship for hospital

7.15pm: Eight rating joined ship from HMS “Vivid”


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6 March 1917

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands painting ship

1.30pm: Hands getting in stores, painting ship, etc


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7 March 1917

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands painting ship

1.15pm: Hands getting in stores, etc

4.15pm: Nine ratings joined ship from Depot


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8 March 1917

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands painting ship

9.0am: Quarters clean guns

10.20am: Hands cleaning ship, etc

11.0am: One rating joined ship from Depot

1.30pm: Hands securing ship for sea

3.0pm: Discharged one WO Telegraphist


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9 March 1917

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

9.0am: Quarters clean guns

10.38am: Let go from wharf

11.25am: Engines & helms to pilot’s orders Canting ship

0.23pm: Left Princes dock

0.45pm: Let go foreward tug

2.30pm: Let go after tug

2.35pm: Pilot left

3.0pm: Passed through boom

4.05pm: Altered course S17W, log 12, zigzag 1 ½ points

5.0pm: Holy Island abeam

Pm: Altacarry Head bore N2W (T) 3 ½ miles

Midnight: Altered course N46W, zigzag 1 ½ points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 2


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10 March 1917

At Sea

Lat 55.83, Long -10.83

1.07am: Inishtrahull Lt abeam, zigzag 1 ½ points

2.30am: Altered course N71W, zigzag 2 points, log 54.5

Am: Tory Island Lt bore S14E, altered course N49W, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

8.50am: Altered course to intercept small boat

9.10am: Stopped, rescued survivors of British SS “Newstead

9.30am: Proceeded Full Speed

8.0pm: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

8.50pm: Zigzag 1 point every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 2


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11 March 1917

At Sea

Lat 57.46, Long -19.76

4.0am: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

10.15am: Church Service

11.40am: Altered course N31W, log 2 miles, zigzag 2 points

1.0pm: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

3.15pm: Challenged “Hilary”

3.43pm: Lowered boat

3.45pm: Proceeded. Courses various, 69 revs

4.10pm: Boat returned

4.15pm: Hoisted boat. Proceeded N10E, 69 revs, zigzag 3 points. Log streamed

4.50pm: Challenged “Ebro”

5.15pm: Discharged 1 rating

5.20pm: Proceeded N62W, 69 revs, zigzag 2 points. Log streamed

9.0pm: Altered course N21E. Straight course

Midnight: Zigzag 1 point every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 2


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12 March 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.33, Long -23.56

1.15am: Altered course N60E, straight course, log 57.5

1.30am: Resumed course N21E, log 61, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

Am: Hands shifting coal to Bunkers

Am: Mr G W Thornton James was this day reprimanded by the Captain for that he did on March 10th when on duty as WT operator improperly send the “Urgent Emergency Signal” in direct disregard of the verbal instructions he had received and the printed orders exhibited in the WT Cabinet [signed] W Thornton-James WT RNR

9.26pm: Altered course N22E. Stopped zigzag

9.50pm: Zigzag 1 point every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 2


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13 March 1917

At Sea

Lat 65.38, Long -24.88

[Noon Coordinates by land bearings]

2.25am: Altered course N37E, zigzag 1 point every 10 minutes. Log 76 miles

7.0am: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

11.15am: Reduced 69 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes; log 95 miles

0.40pm: Staalbierg Huk abeam

4.05pm: Sighted “Almanzora”

4.15pm: Challenged

4.40pm: Log hauled in

4.55pm: Stopped. Lowered seaboat with survivors of SS “Newstead” sent to “Almanzora”

5.0pm: Full Speed keeping station

6.30pm: Hoisted boat, 63 revs

6.15pm: Lowered boat, sent to “Almanzora”. Proceeded 69 revs keeping station

7.0pm: Stopped. Picked up boat

7.05pm: Proceeded, Course N56E, 69 revs, zigzag 3 points. Log streamed

9.40pm: Reduced to 57 revs, zigzag 1 point every 10 minutes. Log 91.5 miles

Number on sick list: 2


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14 March 1917

At Sea

Lat 66.25, Long -24.0

[Noon Coordinates by land bearings]

Am: Zigzag 1 point every 10 minutes

6.30am: Increased 69 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

Am: Tested mine releasing gear

3.30pm: Passed large motor line fisher “Island” EA 365 [Eyjafjørdr 365]

9.10pm: Reduced 63 revs, zigzag 2 points

10.0pm: Reduced 57 revs, zigzag 1 point

Number on sick list: 2


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15 March 1917

At Sea

Lat 66.8, Long -25.23

Am: Zigzag 1 point every 10 minutes

5.30am: Increased 69 revs. Zigzag 3 points

7.35am: Altered course N46W, log79, zigzag 1 ½ points

2.15pm: Altered course N6W, log 63 miles, straight course

4.50pm: Commenced zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

5.25pm: Challenged HMS “Andes”

8.0pm: Altered course S64W, zigzag 3 points

9.0pm: Reduced 57 revs, zigzag 1 point every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 2


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16 March 1917

At Sea

Lat 65.38, Long -25.08

6.30am: Increased 69 revs, zigzag 3 points, log 30 miles

11.20am: Reduced 63 revs, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

9.50pm: Staalbierg Huk Lt abeam, log 97 miles

10.0pm: Reduced 57 revs, zigzag 1 point every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 2


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17 March 1917

At Sea

Lat 65.96, Long -24.98

0.15am: Altered course S64W, log 22 miles, zigzag 1 point every 10 minutes

2.50am: Staalbierg Huk Lt abeam, log 18 miles

6.30am: Increased 63 revs, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

1.0pm: Altered course N22E, zigzag 1 ½ points every 10 minutes

7.0pm: Altered course S64W, log 18 miles, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

10.20pm: Reduced 57 revs, zigzag 1 point every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 2


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18 March 1917

At Sea

Lat 65.45, Long -24.95

[Noon Coordinates by land bearings]

Am: Zigzag 1 point every 10 minutes

3.0am: Staalbierg Huk Lt abeam, dist 9 miles

5.30am: Staalbierg Huk Lt abeam, log 21.[?]

6.30am: Increased 69 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

12.0am: Altered course N64E, log 93 miles. Reduced 63 revs, zigzag 2 points

5.40pm: Challenged HMS “Andes”. Full Speed

6.15pm: Challenged “Glostershire”

6.50pm: Altered course S45E, “Glostershire” following

7.30pm: Decreased 53 revs. Ships under lee of Staalbierg Huk

8.0pm: Stopped. Picked up boat

8.05pm: Boat clear. Set course S32W, 63 revs, zigzag 2 points. Log streamed

9.0pm: Reduced 53 revs. Straight

9.40pm: Increased 55 revs. Zigzag 1 point every 10 minutes

11.20pm: Ondverdanaes Lt bearing S46E

Number on sick list: 4


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19 March 1917

At Sea

Lat 63.46, Long -21.41

[Noon Coordinates by land bearings]

1.20am: Onverdarnaes Lt abeam 10 ½ miles

2.25am: Altered course S8E, log 46, zigzag 1 point

6.0am: Increased 63 revs, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

8.50am: Altered course S37E, log 18, zigzag as before. Reykjanes Lt Ho abeam

2.15pm: Geirfuglasker Island abeam, 5 miles dist, log 87

4.0pm: Reduced 63 revs, zigzag 3 points. “Abandon Ship Stations”

6.0pm: Portland abeam, log 33, 17 miles dist

9.0pm: Reduced 57 revs, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 3


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20 March 1917

At Sea

Lat 62.51, Long -14.23

2.0am: Altered course S26W, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes. Reduced 60 revs

6.30am: Signalled “Moldavia”, altered course towards

7.05am: Hauled in log

7.10am: Stopped received Lt Paterson onboard

7.20am: Half Speed, 63 revs. Set course S22E, log streamed

7.30am: Altered course to enable to signal “Moldavia”

8.10am: Course S22E, log 82.5, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

9.0pm: Reduced 57 revs, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 2


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21 March 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.53, Long -9.41

2.30am: Switched on dimmed navigation lights, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

5.30am: Increased to Full Speed, zigzag 3 points, log 3 miles

8.30am: Altered course S24E, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

4.0pm: Evening Quarters, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

8.45pm: Butt of Lewis Lt bearing S17E (C)

Number on sick list: 2


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22 March 1917

Lock Ewe

Lat 57.86, Long -5.66

3.30am: Tiumpan Hd abeam

4.0am: Full Speed, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

5.30am: Rudh Re light abeam, 1 mile dist. Altered course to Lock Ewe entrance

6.0am: Passed through boom defence

6.30am: Anchored in Lock Ewe, Port anchor 75 fms cable

Single anchor, Lock Ewe

Anchor Bearings: Rudha Thuirnaig Point S16W, Resolution Rock Buoy S75W

7.10am: Drifter alongside with mails

9.10am: Duty drifter alongside with SNO and Capt Watson RN

1.15pm: Capt G F Grant Dallon RN left ship in ML 264

5.0pm: Motor boat hoisted inboard

6.30pm: Commenced heaving in

6.45pm: Courses various & speed

7.0pm: Passed through boom defence

7.10pm: Set course N7E, Full Speed

7.15pm: Log streamed, altered course to West, log 3 miles

7.45pm: Rudh Re Light abeam, ¾ mile dist

8.16pm: Altered course N53E, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 3


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23 March 1917

At Sea

Lat 59.88, Long -9.66

4.0am: Reduced 69 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

10.40am: Sighted sailing vessel, altered course to intercept N5W, log 3 miles

11.10am: Closed Norwegian S/V “Edderside”, Buenos Ayres to Denmark. Log in

11.15am: Seaboat left with Boarding officer & Armed Guard. Sub Lt Kirk

11.35am: Seaboat returned & hoisted. Sailing vessel proceeding to Stornoway

11.40am: Proceeded N32W, 69 revs, zigzag 3 points. Log streamed

8.0pm: Observed SS lights bearing WNW. Altered course to intercept

8.20pm: Lowered boat, boarded SS Norwegian “Brand”, Halifax to Denmark with clearance. Allowed to proceed

9.15pm: Boat hoisted

9.20pm: Proceeded North, 69 revs, zigzag 2 points. Log streamed 61 [possibly 16.5 miles, see Patent Log column] on it

Number on sick list: 3


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24 March 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.8, Long -13.51

2.05am: Observed SS lights, altered course to intercept

2.20am: Closed Dutch steamer “Yildum” who gave correct quadrant flag. Allowed to proceed

2.50am: Set course N28E, log 73; 69 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes. Log streamed

7.30am: Reduced 63 revs, zigzag 2 points, log 27.5

9.0am: Altered course S48W. Stopped zigzag

9.55am: Closed HMS “Avenger”. Altered course N15W, revs 74

10.53am: Altered course West. Revs 69, zigzag 2 points

0.30pm: Observed two SS ahead

1.10pm: Altered course to close. Action Stations sounded

1.20pm: Closed Dutch SS “Dubhe” bound West flying correct flag. Allowed her to proceed

1.30pm: Closed Belgian SS “Gasconnie”, Rotterdam to Halifax flying flag of Belgian Relief Commission. Kept station till 2pm then allowed her to proceed

2.45pm: Altered course N79W to resume Patrol, 63 revs, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes, log 98.5

Number on sick list: 2


[Belgian SS “Gasconnie”: perhaps misspelt SS “Gasconier”]


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25 March 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.65, Long -13.9

Am: Keeping on SS “Arundo”. Course N79W, 35 revs. Awaiting instruction from SO

6.15am: Stopped lowered boat with Boarding Officer. Various courses and speeds

7.05am: Stopped. Picked up boat

7.10am: Proceeded N60E, 69 revs, zigzag 3 points. Log streamed

9.05am: Altered course N84W, log 64 miles, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

10.15am: Sighted sailing vessel bearing N85W

10.45am: Altered course to close. Schooner “Juliane”, Dane. Cadiz to Haugesund. Cargo salt

11.0am: Boat left

11.45am: Boat hoisted

11.50am: Set course N80W, 69 revs

Pm: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

2.30pm: Challenged HMS “Ebro”

4.30pm: “Ebro” last seen with SS bearing ENE, 8 to 10 miles

6.0pm: SS bearing ENE one of 2 steamers seen with “Ebro” 10 to 12 miles. Altered course N85E, 69 revs, zigzag 2 points

7.55pm: Altered course to intercept SS S71E, log 77

8.10pm: Stopped & signalled Dutch SS “Alioth”. Proceeded N85E, 69 revs, zigzag 2 points. Log streamed

Number on sick list: 1


[SS “Arundo”: perhaps Dutch SS “Arundo”, built 1913]


[Danish Schooner “Juliane”: perhaps 3 mast schooner “Juliane” built 1894 in Odense. Gross tonnage: 116. “AErø-sejlskibe: beretninger og breve fra de hvide sejls dage” by Frode Holm-Petersen. Skandinavisk bogforlag, 1958, page 190.]


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26 March 1917

At Sea

Lat 62.18, Long -13.71

Am: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

8.30am: Altered course S86W, log 4 miles, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

10.05am: Altered course to S52W to intercept two SS

10.30am: Stopped, lowered seaboat with Boarding Officer. Hauled in log

11.20am: Hoisted seaboat. Trawlers allowed to proceed H 210 and GY 31

Set course N80W, log streamed, 69 revs, zigzag 2 points

5.50pm: Altered course S25E to intercept SS. Full Speed

6.30pm: Closed Norwegian SS “Sandefjord”. Lowered boat with Boarding Officer. Steamer bound Rotterdam from Halifax with Clearance. Allowed to proceed

7.15pm: Boat hoisted

7.20pm: Set course North, 69 revs, zigzag 3 points. Log streamed 16 miles on it

10.0pm: Altered course S65E, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 1


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27 March 1917

At Sea

Lat 62.05, Long -10.83

Am: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

11.20am: Depth Charge releasing gear tested (Correct)

Number on sick list: 1


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28 March 1917

At Sea

Lat 62.43, Long -11.33

Am: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

8.12am: Stopped, log in. Lowered boat with Boarding Officer to examine SS “Anna Fostenes”, New York to Rotterdam via Halifax. Allowed to proceed

8.50am: Hoisted boat. Various courses to intercept trawlers. Allowed S/Ts “Diver” & “Cedric” of Grimsby to proceed

10.10pm: Log streamed. Zigzag 2 points, 69 revs

0.10pm: Increased 80 revs, altered course S83W. Straight Course

1.30pm: Zigzag 2 points

2.55pm: Sighted “Avenger”

3.05pm: Challenged “Avenger”

3.20pm: Increased 74 revs, straight course, log 76

3.45pm: Revs 80. SS ahead intercepted by “Avenger”

4.20pm: Stopped lowered boat Captain left to visit Flag

4.25pm: Full Speed Keeping station

5.40pm: Stopped. Hoisted boat, Captain returned

5.45pm: Set course N24W, 69 revs, zigzag 2 points, log streamed

7.10pm: Altered course S86E. Reduced 63 revs, zigzag 3 points, log 16 miles

8.30pm: Reduced 60 revs, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

11.30pm: Reduced 53 revs, straight course

Number on sick list: 1


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29 March 1917

At Sea

Lat 62.41, Long -11.63

Am: Altered course S83E (3° for leeway)

9.50am: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

1.30pm: Stopped zigzag

Number on sick list: 1


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30 March 1917

At Sea

Lat 62.26, Long -12.33

9.20am: Divisions & Prayers

Number on sick list: 2


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31 March 1917

At Sea

Lat 62.28, Long -12.21

2.0pm: Altered course S3E to intercept SS

2.20pm: Closed SS “Liége”, Belgian relief ship Halifax to Rotterdam. Keeping station on vessel too rough to board. Guns crews closed up. Course N67E, 38 revs, straight

4.0pm: Reduced 34 revs. Various revs keeping station. Course E ½ N

Midnight: Keeping Station on SS “Liége” [ed. note: misspelt as “Léige” in logs]

Number on sick list: 2


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[Ed note: Title page of HMS Hildebrand Copy of Log with “Copy of” struck through. Page signed: Jos P Kieran, Navigating Officer]

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[Page singed: H C Watson, Captain]

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[Barometer: Aneroid]



LOGS FOR APRIL 1917


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1 April 1917

At Sea

Lat 62.4, Long -10.0

4.0am: Keeping station on SS “Liége”

Am: Keeping station on SS “Liége”

4.0pm: Keeping station on SS “Liége”. Revolutions various

8.0pm: SS “Liége” bore ENE. Keeping station

Number on sick list: 2


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2 April 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.41, Long -9.58

4.0am: Keeping station on SS “Liége”

8.05am: Altered course to approach SS “Liége” for boarding

8.50am: Boat lowered, log in 88

9.15am: Boat returned, vessel allowed to proceed

9.20am: Proceeded 69 revs, S64W, zigzag 3 points. Patent log streamed

0.14pm: Altered course to intercept S/T. Increased 74 revs. S/T “Gibraltar” allowed to proceed

0.55pm: Set course N61W, 68 revs, zigzag 2 points

Number on sick list: 2


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3 April 1917

At Sea

Lat 62.21, Long -12.51

Am: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

6.0am: Altered course S87W, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

11.50am: Stopped zigzagging. Proceeded to intercept SS

0.10pm: Stopped. Lowered boat with Boarding Officer. Proceeded at various courses & speeds

1.20pm: Boat hoisted. Proceeded 69 revs, S86W, zigzag 2 points. Allowed vessel to proceed. Belgian relief ship “Republica Argentina” cleared from Halifax

2.10pm: Dropped target for 1” aiming practice. Courses various and speeds

3.30pm: Finished firing. Picked up target. Proceeded 69 revs, S88W, zigzag 3 points

5.0pm: Altered course to intercept Dutch SS “Java”, Halifax Green Clearance. Allowed to proceed

5.50pm: Course S77W, 69 revs, zigzag 3 points. Log streamed


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4 April 1917

At Sea

Lat 62.45, Long -11.83

6.05am: Altered course S87W, log 84, zigzag 3 points

6.30am: Sighted S/T, altered course to intercept

9.35am: Altered course S75W, log 27, reduced 69 revs, zigzag 2 points

11.45am: Smoke bearing WxN ½ N

0.20pm: Stopped, lowered boat with Boarding Officer. Log in

1.20pm: Stopped. Picked up boat

1.30pm: Allowed SS “Phecda”, Halifax to Rotterdam with Green Clearance, to proceed. Set course S85W, 63 revs, zigzag 2 points. Log streamed

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Altered course SW to intercept S/T

4.20pm: Intercepted S/T GY 391 from Iceland to Grimsby. Allowed to proceed

4.35pm: Altered course S88W, 63 revs, zigzag 2 points. Log 98 miles


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5 April 1917

At Sea

Lat 62.23, Long -12.43

4.0am: Intercepting SS. Course & speeds various

4.30am: SS “Ottawa” flying correct falg of day. Allowed to proceed

4.35am: Set course S87W, log 36.5, zigzag 3 points

9.20am: Intercepted S/T “Strathlee”, Iceland to Aberdeen. Green clearance. Allowed to proceed

9.50am: Set course S87W, zigzag 3 points. Log streamed

Pm: Getting target overside for firing

2.0 till 3.15pm: Engines & helm to Captain’s orders. Log in

3.15pm: Set course S86W, 69 revs, zigzag 3 points

4.40pm: Stopped & lowered target. Log in. Speeds & courses various

5.0pm: Commenced 6” gun practice

6.30pm: Picked up target. Proceeded N83W, 69 revs, zigzag 3 points, log 45 miles

7.30pm: Altered course S45W to intercept SS

8.0pm: Boat lowered with Boarding officer. Log in. Exchanged pendants with HMS “Avenger”. Allowed SS “Ringhorn” to proceed having her cleared at Halifax

8.40pm: Set course N81E, log streamed, 69 revs, zigzag 3 points


[SS “Ringhorn”: possibly Norwegian SS “Ringhorn” built 1904]


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6 April 1917

At Sea

Lat 62.2, Long -12.53

Am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

8.30am: Closed & examined S/T HL 86 from Aberdeen. Green clearance. Allowed to proceed

8.40am: Resumed course

9.0am: Reduced 63 revs, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

9.20am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

9.30am: Divisions & Church Service


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7 April 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.25, Long -14.43

Am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

8.30am: Closed SS “Mons” of Norway flying correct flag of day. Allowed to proceed. Set course N54W, 63 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

1.0pm: Altered course N74W (2° leeway)

1.10pm: Altered course to intercept Steamship

1.25pm: Lowered boat with Boarding Officer. SS “Hillegom” (Dutch) with green clearance from Halifax. Allowed to proceed

1.55pm: Boat hoisted

2.0pm: Set course N77W, 63 revs, zigzag 3 points, log streamed 48 miles on it

6.0pm: Altered course S16E, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

7.30pm: Altered course S76E, zigzag 3 points, log 7.5

9.40pm: Reduced 53 revs, straight


[SS “Mons”, built 1908 by L.Smit & Zoon, Kinderdijk]


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8 April 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.03, Long -13.26

9.45am: Church Service

9.30am: Challenged HMS “Arlanza”

10.15am: Altered course S30W, log 36, 58 revs, zigzag 1 point. Relieved on patrol by “Arlanza”

Noon: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

4.40pm: Stopped zigzagging, log 9.5


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9 April 1917

At Sea

Lat 55.63, Long -12.26

5.0am: Commenced zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

10.40am: Altered course NWxN, log 19.5. Stopped zigzagging. Reduced 45 revs

Number on sick list: 2


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10 April 1917

At Sea

Lat 56.81, Long -11.03

Am: Straight course

4.30am: Increased 53 revs, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

6.0am: Altered course S41E. Increased to 80 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes. Log 13.5. Reset to nil at 6am

1.30pm: Altered course S41E, zigzag 2 points, log 6.5

4.0pm: Straight course

Pm: Soundings taken every half hour

Number on sick list: 2


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11 April 1917

At Sea

Lat 55.93, Long -4.91

Am: Sounding taken every 15 minutes

5.15am: Rue light in Rathlin Sound abeam, log 8

8.0am: Sighted Ailsa Craig Island ahead

9.48am: Pladda Isl abeam 2 miles, log 69.5

10.15am: Log housed, 77 on it

11.10am: Cumbrae Isl abeam 1mile dist, altered course N31E

11.45am: Skelmorlie abeam ½ [mile] dist

0.06pm: Passed through boom defence

0.20pm: Stopped. Picked up Pilot. Proceeded up Clyde to pilot orders

0.30pm: After tug fast

1.0pm: Passed HMS “Patuca”

1.20pm: Passed Dumbarton Rock

1.35pm: Tug fast forward

1.10pm: Clocks put on to Summer Time

3.50pm: Passed into Princes Dock basin

4.15pm: Made fast alongside

5.0pm: Landed “Newstead” survivor to Hospital

6.0pm: Mail came onboard

Number on sick list: 2


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12 April 1917

Glasgow (Princes Dock)

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

7.0am: Hands cleaning ship

10.0am: Landed Prisoner & escort for Prison

11.0am: 3 Midshipmen joined ship

1.15pm: Hands employed variously

4.30pm: Shifted berth

Number on sick list: 2


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13 April 1917

Glasgow (Princes Dock)

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands shifting ship

9.30am: Hands painting & as requisite

1.15pm: Hands variously employed


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14 April 1917

Glasgow (Princes Dock)

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

7.0am: Hands cleaning mess decks

7.0pm: Coaling Party finished coaling


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15 April 1917

Glasgow (Princes Dock)

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

7.0am: Hands cleaning ship

10.30am: Church parties landed

12.50pm: Church Parties returned


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16 April 1917

Glasgow (Princes Dock)

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

7.0am: Hands cleaning ship

9.0am: Hands employed getting in provisions and as requisite

1.15pm: Hands getting in provisions


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17 April 1917

Glasgow (Princes Dock)

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

Am: Hands cleaning ship

9.0am: Hands getting in stores & as requisite

1.15pm: Hands getting in stores


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18 April 1917

Glasgow (Princes Dock)

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

7.0am: Hands cleaning ship

9.45am: Hands cleaning ship, etc

1.15pm: Hands cleaning & painting ship


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19 April 1917

Glasgow (Princes Dock)

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

7.0am: Hands cleaning ship, etc

8.45am: Quarters clean guns

9.30am: Hands getting ship ready for sea

10.30am: One deserter joined ship

11.0am: Left Glasgow (Princes Dock)

11.15am: Proceeded down Clyde

1.0pm: Passed Dumbarton Rock

1.45pm: Cast off tugs

2.0pm: Dropped anchor at Greenock

2.15pm: Clock put GMT (back one hour)

1.43pm: Anchor aweigh

2.0pm: Passed through boom defence. Set course S28W, revs 80. Log streamed

2.55pm: Cumbrae Lt Ho abeam 1 mile dist. Altered course S25W

3.47pm: Holy Island abeam, 1 mile dist. Zigzag 1 ½ points every 10 minutes

4.55pm: Ailsa Craig abeam, 1 mile dist

6.50pm: Maidens Lt abeam, altered course N24W, zigzag as before

8.25pm: Tor Point abeam, altered course N40W, zigzag 1 point

8.55pm: Rue light abeam, log 98

11.0pm: Altered course N52W, log 26, no zigzag


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20 April 1917

At Sea

Lat 56.43, Long -10.93

3.0am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Warrant N° 92 read. Exercised Abandon Ship stations

10.50pm: Stopped zigzagging

Number on sick list: 1


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21 April 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.0, Long -11.96

3.30am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

3.10pm: Stopped zigzagging

3.50pm: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

5.10pm: Log 82. Reduced 69 revs. Straight course

5.30pm: Altered course N36E, log 87, zigzag 2 points

8.0pm: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes


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22 April 1917

At Sea

Lat 63.33, Long -12.16

Am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

8.30am: Challenged HMS “Patuca”

5.35am: Altered course to close her

9.35am: Stopped. Picked up boat. Discharged one rating to “Patuca”

9.40am: Proceeded N70W, log 83.5, 69 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

10.45am: Divine Service

1.0pm: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

8.15pm: Altered course to intercept SS

8.27pm: Stopped, lowered boat with Boarding Officer. SS “Idaho” (Green Clearance). Allowed to proceed

9.0pm: Hoisted boat. Proceeded N70W. Log streamed, 69 revs. Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes


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23 April 1917

At Sea

Lat 63.35, Long -20.85

[Coordinates at Noon by land bearings]

4.0am: Altered course N40W, zigzag 2 points

7.0am: Altered course N84W to intercept trawler GY 694. Allowed to proceed

7.40am: Altered course to intercept trawlers, 13 knots

8.10am: GY 143, GY 725: allowed to proceed

8.15am: Set course N22W, 69 revs, log 33.5

9.15am: Divisions & Prayers. Read Art of War quarterly Courts-Martial Returns

10.40am: Sighted Vestmannaeyjar Islands bearing NNW (c)

Pm: Zigzag 2 points throughout

7.50pm: Reykjanes Lt Ho abeam

11.15pm: Altered course S35E, log 4 miles, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes


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24 April 1917

At Sea

Lat 65.9, Long -24.45

[Coordinates at Noon by land bearings]

0.45am: Altered course N28W, log 24, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

6.35am: Ondverdanaes Lt Ho abeam, 12 ½ miles dist

10.20am: Staalbierg Huk Lt Ho abeam, 6 miles dist. Altered course N61E, log 40.5. Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

1.0pm: Altered course N39E. Swung ship for Compass adjustment

1.50pm: Altered course N80E to intercept “Changuinola”

2.15pm: Passed Icelandic fishing boat BA 66

2.25pm: Stopped, lowered boat. Sent to “Changuinola”. Log on 93 miles on it

2.50pm: Seaboat returned & hoisted

3.15pm: Course N47W, log streamed, zigzag 3 points


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25 April 1917

At Sea

Lat 66.4, Long -24.8 1

Am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

Noon: Altered course N81E. Stopped zigzagging

1.20pm: Sounded 78 fms. Sounding taken every ¼ hour

3.40pm: Altered course S83W, log 101, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

4.55pm: Finished sounding, 99 fms, log 12.5 miles


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26 April 1917

At Sea

Lat 66.56, Long -24.31

Am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

11.38am: Altered course N88E, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes, 69 revs

0.40pm: Challenged HMS “Almanzora”

1.0pm: Stopped, lowered boat

1.05pm: Proceeded Half Speed

1.30pm: Boat hoisted. Proceeded West, 69 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes


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27 April 1917

At Sea

Lat 66.5, Long -24.56

0.15am: Altered course S82W, log 68.5, zigzag 3 points

Noon: Land visible bearing SE (Comp)

Number on sick list: 1


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28 April 1917

At Sea

Lat 66.5, Long -24.55

0.30am: Altered course S82W, log 37. Reduced 59 revs, zigzag 3 points

8.30pm: Reduced 59 revs, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes


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29 April 1917

At Sea

Lat 66.61, Long -24.2

0.45am: Altered course S82W, log 93 miles, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

10.0am: Church Service

3.0pm: Stopped zigzagging

Pm: Various courses examining Ice Pack

8.0pm: Floe and drift ice in Sight

10.50pm: Reduced 60 revs, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes


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30 April 1917

At Sea

Lat 65.91, Long -25.18

[Coordinates at Noon by land bearings]

6.0am: Altered course N66E, 63 revs, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

8.30am: Altered course N78E, log 51. Increased 69 revs, Straight

11.10am: Challenged HMS “Andes”

11.25am: Lowered boat

11.50am: Stopped. Picked up boat. Proceeded N82E, 63 revs, Straight course. Log streamed 87 on it

0.15pm: Altered course N66E, log 90.5 miles, zigzag 3 points

4.20pm: Challenged HMS “Andes”

6.08pm: Altered course N66E, log 56, zigzag 2 points

Number on sick list: 1


[“During this day “Hildebrand” on E patrol reported the ice condition to be as follows: “Main ice floe extending from Lat 67 4N, Long 23 30W to Lat 67 39N, long 24 22W, to Lat 66 71N, Long 25 50W, thence to Lat 66 23N, Long 26 11W; loose ice and small lumps extending from 10 to15 miles to South-east and South of first named position and about 8 to 10 miles outside remainder of floe.” Grainger J.D.

The Maritime Blockade of Germany in the Great War 1914-1918

Ashgate 2003. Chapter 11: 695]


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[Jos P Kieran signs log book as Navigating Officer]

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[H C Watson signs log book as Captain]

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[Barometer: Aneroid]



LOGS FOR MAY 1917


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1 May 1917

At Sea

Lat 66.15, Long -24.81

Am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

6.0am: Altered course N66E, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 1


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2 May 1917

At Sea

Lat 66.31, Long -24.61

0.15am: Altered course S65W. Decreased 53 revs, zigzag 2 points

3.0am: Increased 60 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

4.20am: Signalled HMS “Andes”

Am: Wet Bulb thermometer broken

11.10am: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 3


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3 May 1917

At Sea

Lat 66.16, Long -24.81

Am: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

4.0am: Exchanged pendants with HMS “Andes”. Increased 63 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

9.35am: Eased to 53 revs. Stopped zigzagging

0.45pm: Altered course S65W, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes. Log 14 miles

Midnight: Altered course S65W, 60 revs, zigzag 3 points

Number on sick list: 1


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4 May 1917

At Sea

Lat 66.16, Long -24.41

[Coordinates at Noon by land bearings]

Am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

Pm: Stopped zigzagging

2.40pm: Sighted small pieces of ice

3.45pm: Increased 69 revs. Various courses to avoid ice

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Carried out 1” aiming practice on ice

10.55pm: Altered course S36E, log 101, zigzag 2 points

Number on sick list: 1


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5 May 1917

At Sea

Lat 66.3, Long -24.55

[Coordinates at Noon by land bearings]

2.10am: Altered course S65W, log 43 miles, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes, 63 revs

11.15am: Challenged HMS “Andes”. Keeping station on her

1.15pm: Altered course S84E, log 76, zigzag 2 points, 69 revs

4.0pm: Altered course S48E, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes. Evening Quarters

Number on sick list: 4


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6 May 1917

At Sea

Lat 66.63, Long -21.48

[Coordinates at Noon by land bearings]

0.10am: Altered course S48E, log 7 miles, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

10.0am: Divine Service

Number on sick list: 3


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7 May 1917

At Sea

Lat 66.63, Long -21.5

[Coordinates at Noon by land bearings]

Am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

Pm: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 1


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8 May 1917

At Sea

Lat 66.63, Long -21.48

[Coordinates at Noon by land bearings]

0.05am: Altered course S49E, log 67, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 1


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9 May 1917

At Sea

Lat 66.63, Long -21.5

[Coordinates at Noon by land bearings]

0.10am: Altered course S49E, log 48 miles, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

4.15pm: Signalled HMS “Andes”

7.45pm: Reduced 53 revs. Stopped zigzagging, log 81

9.0pm: Increased 63 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes


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10 May 1917

At Sea

Lat 66.63, Long -23.9

[Coordinates at Noon by land bearings]

Am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

8.50am: Challenged HMS “Armadale Castle”

9.10am: Lowered boat. Log hauled in

9.38am: Hoisted boat

9.40am: Course S65W, 69 revs, zigzag 3 points. Log streamed. Mid Harper joined ship

7.55pm: Ondverdanaes Lt Ho abeam, 8 miles dist


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11 May 1917

At Sea

Lat 63.0, Long -22.16

Am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes


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12 May 1917

At Sea

Lat 62.13, Long -13.55

Am: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

9.35am: Altered course N12E to intercept Sailing Vessel

10.0am: Stopped & examined S/V “Norstjerne” (Norway). Log in. Allowed her to proceed. Gave her correct flag of day

10.35am: Proceeded S48E, log streamed 59.5 miles, revs 69. Zigzag 2 points

1.15pm: Signalled HMS “Orcoma”

6.35pm: Challenged HMS “Kildonan Castle”

8.0pm: Altered course N58W, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes


[SS “Norstjerne” (Norway): misspelt for SS “Nordstjernen”, built 1882]


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13 May 1917

At Sea

Lat 62.28, Long -22.33

Am: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

9.45am: Divisions & Church Service

7.30pm: Altered course to intercept SS. SS “Sark” flying correct flag of day. Allowed to proceed

8.0pm: Altered course to intercept SS

8.25pm: Lowered seaboat, log in

9.10pm: SS “Losna” allowed to proceed

9.15pm: Boat hoisted. Proceeded S51E. Log streamed, zigzag 2 points, 69 revs

Number on sick list: 1


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14 May 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.88, Long -20.26

1.30am: Altered course N26W, log 60, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

8.40am: Altered course to intercept Sailing Vessel “S. Marga” flying correct quadrant flag. Allowed her to proceed

9.30am: Set course S52E

11.10am: Altered course to intercept SS “Vordingborg”. Allowed her to proceed (correct flag)

11.38am: Set course S45E, log 90 miles

0.30pm: Altered course N28W, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

4.0pm: Altered course to intercept SS

4.27pm: SS “Arc” flying correct flag of day. Allowed to proceed

4.35pm: Set course N44W, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 1


[SS “Vordingborg”: perhaps Danish cargo steam ship “Vordingborg” built 1908; http://uboat.net/wwi/ships_hit/6398.html]


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15 May 1917

At Sea

Lat 62.06, Long -21.66

Am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

11.14am: Intercepted S/V “Dea”, Halifax clearance. Allowed her to proceed

11.35am: Boat hoisted. Proceeded N82E, 69 revs, zigzag 3 points, log streamed

Number on sick list: 2


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16 May 1917

At Sea

Lat 62.06, Long -21.91

Am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

6.0pm: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

8.0pm: Altered course S34E (1° for leeway)

Number on sick list: 1


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17 May 1917

At Sea

Lat 59.93, Long -15.33

Am: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

4.10am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

7.25am: Challenged HMS “Orvieto”

7.55am: Boat clear. Set course S11E, 74 revs. Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

9.40am: Altered course S63E, log 73.5, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

10.40am: Altered course S60W to examine Sailing Vessel. S/V “Alysinia” flying correct flag of day. Allowed her to proceed

11.05am: Course S6E, log 89.5, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

1.0pm: Altered course S7E, log 16. Zigzag 2 points

5.35pm: Passed large barrel

6.20pm: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

6.30pm: Challenged HMS “Patuca”. Challenged answered

7.10pm: Ship swung to adjust Compass

7.40pm: Altered course S9E, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 2


[S/V “Alysinia”: perhaps misspelt SS “Abyssinia”, built 1909]


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18 May 1917

At Sea

Lat 56.28, Long -9.76

Am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

7.55pm: Sighted land bearing ESE (C)

8.45pm: Oversay Lt abeam, log 67

9.40pm: Challenged HMTB “Rapid

10.50pm: Rue Pt Lt abeam, ½ mile dist


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19 May 1917

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

1.10am: Altered course N69E, Maidens Lt abm, log 34 miles

2.05am: Ailsa Craig abeam, 1 mile dist, log 69. Altered course N29E

4.10am: Holy Is abeam, 1 mile dist, log 76

5.10am: Cumbrae abeam, altered course N31E, log 90

5.40am: Skelmorlie Buoy abeam, 1 mile dist. Altered course N38E

6.0am: Engines & helm to orders

6.05am: Passed boom defence

6.25am: Picked up Pilot & proceeded up Clyde

6.40am: Clock advanced 1 hour to B.S.Time

8.30am: Passed Dumbarton Rock

10.15am: Entered Princes Dock basin

10.30am: Ship in position under Big Crane

10.38am: All fast. Rung off main Engines


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20 May 1917

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

Am: Hands cleaning ship and as requisite


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21 May 1917

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

6.0am: Hands employed at N° 1 hatch

5.0pm: Hands shifting ship


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22 May 1917

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

9.0am: Hands shifting ship


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23 May 1917

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

9.0am: One rating RMLI joined ship

10.0am: 3 Seamen ratings joined ship

1.0pm: Hands painting ship


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24 May 1917

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands cleaning ship

9.30am: Two Seamen ratings joined ship

Pm: Hands variously employed


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25 May 1917

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands employed as requisite

11.0am: Ammunition being taken onboard

1.15pm: Hands getting in ammunition


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26 May 1917

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands employed as requisite


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27 May 1917

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands cleaning ship

9.45am: Church Parties landed

0.30pm: Absentee joined ship from “Changuinola”

1.0pm: All Church parties returned


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28 May 1917

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands painting ship, etc

1.15pm: Hands employed as requisite

3.30pm: 5 Ratings discharged to Depot, 1 Marine to Head Quarters


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29 May 1917

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands variously employed

Pm: Hands employed as requisite

8.0pm: Sub Lt Mathews RNVR joined ship

Number on sick list: 1



No logs for 30-31 May



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[Ed note: blank page crossed through]


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[Jos P Kieran signs log book as Navigating Officer]

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[H C Watson signs as Captain]

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[Barometer: Aneroid]



LOGS FOR JUNE 1917


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1 June 1917

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

Am: Hands painting ship, Drawing stores, etc

1.15pm: Hands employed as requisite


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2 June 1917

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

7.45am: Hands cleaning ship

10.30am: Left Princes Wharf for dry docking

11.15am: Entered dry Dock

12.0am: Finished shoring up


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3 June 1917

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands cleaning up decks

10.30am: Church parties landed

0.45pm: Church parties returned


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4 June 1917

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

7.45am: Watch getting out Cables

2.30pm: Hands getting in Cables

10.15pm: Flooded dock

Number on sick list: 1


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5 June 1917

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

2.50am: Ship secured alongside Coal tip

6.15am: Commenced coaling in N° 3 hold

9.0am: Hands employed as requisite

9.0pm: Tugs alongside for shifting ship

10.30pm: Secured alongside N° 14 berth

Number on sick list: 2


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6 June 1917

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

Am: Hands employed as requisite

Pm: Hands getting in stores

2.0pm: Hands shifting ship

3.0pm: All secured alongside wharf

Number on sick list: 2


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7 June 1917

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

Am: Hands employed as requisite

7.0pm: Port watch returned off long leave

8.0pm: Finished Coaling ship 1900 tons (approx)

Number on sick list: 2


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8 June 1917

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

3.30am: Hands called for shifting ship

4.0am: Shifted Ship

6.0am: Took in Ballast N° 1 hold

9.0am: Hands employed getting in stores, etc

1.15pm: Hands cleaning ship

3.20pm: Quarters clean guns

7.0pm: Discharged One Shipwright to Hospital

Number on sick list: 2


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9 June 1917

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

7.0am: Hands cleaning ship

Saturday Routine carried out

10.50am: Discharged one Seaman to Hospital

11.0am: Quarters clean guns

1.15pm: Hands getting ship ready for sea

3.0pm: Stand by Rung, both tugs made fast. Let go from Quay. Engines & helm to orders

3.25pm: Passed out of Basin Princes Dock & proceeded down Clyde

5.05pm: Passed Dumbarton Rock

5.55pm: Stopped. Let go anchor

Starboard anchor bearings: Ship’s head N23E, Kempock Point Lt Ho N86W (mag), Roseneath Patch Buoy N21W (mag), Customs’ House S20E (mag)

6.0pm: Brought up Starboard anchor to 60 fms cable in 18 fms water. Rung off engines

Swung to Ebb tide

Starboard anchor watch kept

10.30pm: Ship swung to Flood tide

Number on sick list: 1


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10 June 1917

Greenock

Lat 55.97, Long -4.8

Starboard anchor bearings: Ship’s head NWxW, Kempock Point N87W (Comp), Whitefarland Pier S71W (Comp), Roseneath Beacon N34W (Comp)

5.30am: Swung to Ebb tide

7.45am: Mails landed

8.20am: Russian Cruiser “Askold” sailed

9.15am: G 69 passed outward

10.05am: Divine Service

Noon: Ship swung to flood tide

2.25pm: Commenced to weigh anchor

2.27pm: Stand by engines

2.50pm: Starboard anchor up. Proceeded 63 revs

3.0pm: Increased 69 revs

3.10pm: Passed through boom. Reduced 63 revs. Log streamed

3.12pm: Increased 80 revs. Set course S28W (c)

4.15pm: Cumbrae abeam, altered course S24W (c)

4.20pm: Started zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

6.15pm: Ailsa Craig abeam, dist 1 mile

Altered course S64W, log 42

7.05pm: Sighted airship bearing SSW, approximate heading SxE (centre course)

7.20pm: Sighted Maidens ahead

9.55pm: Courses various passing through Rathlin Sound

10.25pm: Altered course N2W. Bull Pt East (M), 1 ½ miles dist, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 1


[G.69: pendant number (issued 1.1917) of HMS “Relentless”, destroyer. Royal Navy vessels by Pendant Numbers]


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11 June 1917

At Sea

Lat 56.66, Long -10.5

0.35am: Altered course N50W, log 36.5, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

3.0am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

9.15am: Divisions & Prayers. Exercised “Action & Abandon Ship Stations”

11.35am: Gave SS “Orubian” of Liverpool position: Lat 56 33N, Long 10 23W

0.55pm: Challenged & reply “Hildebrand” “Columbella”

Number on sick list: 2


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12 June 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.93, Long -13.05

1.30am: Altered course N3W, log 97, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

2.0pm: Sighted & Challenged HMS “Virginian”

5.10pm: Challenged HMS “Orvieto”

9.25pm: Sighted & Challenged HMS “Andes”

11.24pm: Challenged HMS “Gloucestershire”

11.25pm: Lowered gig. Log in

11.45pm: Hoisted gig

11.50pm: Log streamed. Set course N51E, revs 63, zigzag 3 points

Number on sick list: 2


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13 June 1917

At Sea

Lat 63.3, Long -16.16

0.30am: Altered course N74E, log 7; 63 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

3.0am: Fog Thick. Reduced 58 revs. Straight course

4.30am: Fog cleared, 63 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

11.30am: Sighted Danish SS “Villemoes”, altered course to intercept

11.45am: Lowered seaboat. Log in. Allowed SS to proceed. Copenhagen to Reykjavik, Gen.Cargo

0.10pm: Set course N51E, 63 revs, log streamed , zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

1.30pm: At Rendezvous for trawlers. Various Courses, zigzag 2 points

9.0pm: Closed & examined S/T GY 371. Allowed to proceed. Course N87E, 63 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

10.30pm: Reduced 58 revs, zigzag 2 points. Dense mist

Number on sick list: 2


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14 June 1917

At Sea

Lat 63.785, Long -15.7

12.20am: Stopped zigzagging

4.45am: Fog cleared. Increased 63 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

8.0am: Altered course to intercept trawler GY 371. Allowed to proceed

10.50am: Altered course to intercept sailing vessel

10.55am: Lowered seaboat with Boarding Officer. Sailing vessel “Ernestine”. Allowed to proceed

11.10am: Seaboat hoisted. Proceeded N68W. Log streamed, 63 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

1.25pm: Altered course to intercept Armed Trawler “Thomas Stratten” & “Stalwart”

1.30pm: Took in log. Stopped, sent boat away to each trawler with armed guards. Midshipmen Homes and Mason

3.20pm: Gig hoisted. Streamed log. Course various adjusting trawlers compasses. Zigzag 2 points. Set course S73E, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

4.50pm: Increased 63 revs. Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes. Trawlers returned to their patrol

7.0pm: Reduced 58 revs, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

8.40pm: Increased 63 revs. Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

10.15pm: Altered course S89W, log 88; 58 revs, zigzag 2 points

10.30pm: Reduced 53 revs, straight, thick fog

11.10pm: Increased 63 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes. Fog cleared

Number on sick list: 2


[“Thomas Stratten”, hired trawler, Adty No 3000. Built 1914, 309grt, Hull-reg H.116. Armament: 1-12pdr. In service 3.17-10.17. Mined 20.10.17 off Butt of Lewis. Royal Navy Ships of WW1 - P to Z]


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15 June 1917

At Sea

Lat 63.96, Long -14.46

6.05am: Altered course N86E, log 71.5, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

4.20pm: Altered course to intercept S/T

4.54pm: Stopped lowered boat with Boarding Officer. Examined GY 36, GY 1019, GY 856, GY 143, GY 1021. Allowed them to proceed

4.56pm: Courses various to orders

6.0pm: Boat hoisted. Proceeded West 63 revs

7.0pm: Altered course to intercept trawlers

7.20pm: Lowered boat. Examined GY 479, GY 32. Allowed them to proceed

7.52pm: Boat hoisted. Set Course West, 63 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes. Log streamed

Number on sick list: 4


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16 June 1917

At Sea

Lat 63.46, Long -16.25

Am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

6.15am: Altered course to intercept Dutch Fishing vessel “Thor” VL 91

6.20am: Stopped lowered boat with boarding officer. Sent vessel into Stornoway with Armed Guard. [Sub Lt Beatty in charge]

7.0am: Seaboat hoisted

7.05am: Set course N86E, 63 revs. Log streamed, zigzag 3 points

8.55am: Altered course to intercept sailing vessel “Thor” previously stopped

10.32am: Lowered seaboat

11.20am: Boat hoisted. Set course N74E, 63 revs. Log streamed, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

1.10pm: Altered course to close armed trawlers

1.15pm: Stopped lowered boat, boarded S/T “Stalwart” returning with Lieutenant in charge

Keeping position

2.0pm: Boat left with Lieutenant, returned & hoisted

2.30pm: Proceeded S89E, log 6. Revs 53, straight course. Thick fog. Parted company with trawlers

4.40pm: Fog cleared. Increased 63 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

5.55pm: Foggy. Reduced 58 revs, zigzag 2 points

7.0pm: Reduced 53 revs, F4. Stopped zigzagging

7.50pm: Increased 63 revs, zigzag 3 points. Fog cleared

Number on sick list: 2


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17 June 1917

At Sea

Lat 63.98, Long -14.85

2.35am: Altered course N30W, log 40, to close fishing yawl. Lowered boat, log in. Allowed “Robert Roger” to proceed

4.0am: Proceeded North to intercept Fishing vessel. Log streamed

4.28am: Examined S/V “Emde”. Proceeded S54W, 63 revs, log 55.5, zigzag 3 points

9.15am: Signalled AT “Stalwart” & “Thomas Stratton”

10.0am: Divine Service

11.40am: Sent boat to Armed Trawlers. Trawlers discharged Armed Guards

11.58am: Proceeded S30E, 63 revs, zigzag 3 points

9.35pm: Sighted & Challenged “Columbella”

10.0pm: Stopped. Picked up boat

10.40pm: Proceeded S37E, 69 revs, zigzag 3 points

Number on sick list: 2


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18 June 1917

At Sea

Lat 62.25, Long -12.18

1.15am: Challenged HMS “Andes”

3.05am: Challenged HMS “Armadale Castle”

5.20am: Altered course N20E to intercept SS

6.04am: Lowered boat with Boarding Officer

6.36am: Allowed SS “Gasconia” to proceed

6.39am: Proceeded S30E, 69 revs, zigzag 3 points

0.30pm: Altered course to intercept SS

0.40pm: Lowered boat

1.08pm: Boat hoisted. SS “Malang” allowed to proceed

1.15pm: Altered course to intercept SS

1.40pm. Lowered boat

2.0pm: Boat hoisted. SS “Ameland” allowed to proceed

2.10pm: Set course S9E, 63 revs, zigzag 3 points

2.20pm: Altered course to intercept SS. SS “Conrad Mohr” flying correct flag of day. Allowed to proceed

2.54pm: Set course S1W, zigzag 3 points

Number on sick list: 2


[SS “Malang”: possibly Dutch ship SS “Malang” built 1898]


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19 June 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.45, Long -13.43

0.15am: Altered course N83W, log 43.5. Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

0.50am: Altered course to intercept SS

3.10am: Lowered boat

3.50am: Allowed SS “Ijssel” to proceed. Boat hoisted & proceeded S85W, 63 revs, zigzag as required. Keeping station on ship

Zigzag 4 points every 10 minutes

6.10am: Altered course N85E, log 2.5. Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

8.10am: Signalled Flagship

8.10am: Altered course to North 4 points. Keeping station 5 miles on port beam

9.58am: Hoisted Admiral’s boat

10.0am: Proceeded. Engines & helm various

10.02am: Dropped target. Admiral’s inspection

10.30am: Action Stations

10.40am: Opened fire with Heavy guns. Exercised “Fire Stations”, Abandon Ship Stations. Dropping depth charges, Manoeuvring ship against hostile Submarine attack

0.20pm: Stopped. Lowered Admiral’s galley

0.30pm: Admiral left. Proceeded to pick up target

0.43pm: Picked up target. Ordered to proceed, N60E, 63 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes. Log streamed

3.25pm: Altered course N45E to intercept SS

3.40pm: Lowered seaboat

4.25pm: SS “Mijdrecht” allowed to proceed. Boat hoisted. Proceeded N49E, 63 revs, zigzag 3 points. Log streamed

6.20pm: Altered course S87W, log 97. Challenged HMS “Gloucestershire”, relieved her on Patrol

6.35pm: Challenged HMS “Changuinola”

8.50pm: Signalled British SS “Bayford”. Lowered gig with Boarding Officer

9.20pm: Boat hoisted. Proceeded S87W, 63 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 3


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20 June 1917

At Sea

Lat 62.46, Long -11.2

Am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

5.40am: Altered course to N28W to intercept SS

6.50am: Lowered boat

7.20am: Allowed SS “Remier” to proceed. Boat hoisted. Set course S80E, 63 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes. Log streamed

11.50am: Altered course S73E, log 86, to intercept SS

0.25pm: Lowered seaboat with Boarding Officer

1.0pm: Allowed SS “Java” to proceed. Boat hoisted. Set course S86W, 63 revs, zigzag 3 points

4.40pm: Challenged HMS “Changuinola”

9.53pm: Challenged HMS “Patia”

Number on sick list: 2


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21 June 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.58, Long -14.98

0.30am: Altered course N83W, log 26, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 3


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22 June 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.88, Long -14.61

3.0am: Altered course S84E, log 71.5 miles, 63 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

8.0am: Altered course S82E (2° leeway)

9.15am: Divisions & Prayers

Logged Temp.y Eng.r Lieut W Forbes for making use of an obscene expression in the stokehold on Tuesday June 19th [signed] W Forbes, Temp.y Eng.r Lieut RNR

3.45pm: Sighted vessel bearing ExN

4.0pm: Altered course N11E, log 88.5, 63 revs, zigzag 2 points

4.43pm: Stopped. Lowered boat with Boarding Officer

5.20pm: Allowed SS “Elisabeth” to proceed

5.23pm: Picked up boat. Two Austrian stowaways from “Elisabeth” taken onboard. Set course S20W, zigzag 2 points

6.0pm: Altered course to intercept SS

6.40pm: Stopped. Lowered boat

7.10pm: Allowed SS “Magdalena” to proceed. Hoised boat. Proceeded N13E, log 15; 63 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 2


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23 June 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.45, Long -15.33

Am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

7.44am: Challenged HMS “Gloucestershire”

8.0am: Picked up mail from “Gloucestershire”

8.20am: Challenged HMS “Changuinola”

9.25am: Lowered seaboat discharging prisoners (Austrian) and mails to “Changuinola”

9.55am: Boat hoisted, set course N62E, 63 revs, zigzag 3 points. Log streamed

1.40pm: Altered course to intercept SS

2.45pm: Stopped. Lowered boat with Boarding Officer

3.10pm: Allowed SS “Askelad” to proceed

3.20pm: Boat hoisted. Set course N62E, 63 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes. Log streamed

Number on sick list: 2


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24 June 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.46, Long -16.38

Am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

8.20am: Courses various to intercept SS

8.45am: Stopped. Lowered boat

9.55am: Boat hoisted. Allowed SS “Brunswick” to proceed

9.40am: Log streamed

9.50am: Altered course to West to intercept SS

11.07am: Lowered boat with Boarding Officer

Noon: Allowed Norge SS “Eldrid” to proceed. Boat hoisted. Set course N88E. Log streamed, zigzag 3 points

5.10pm: Altered course to intercept SS

5.50pm: Lowered boat. Log in. Allowed Belgian SS “Syrie” to proceed

6.15pm: Boat hoisted. Proceeded N80E, 63 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes. Log streamed

Number on sick list: 1


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25 June 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.85, Long -14.68

Am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes throughout

Number on sick list: 1


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26 June 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.83, Long -15.0

4.15am: Sighted HMS “Arlanza”

4.30am: Challenged

5.10am: Stopped. Lowered boat

5.30am: Boat returned with dispatches & hoisted. Proceeded N20W, 63 revs, to intercept Sailing Vessel

7.05am: Closed Norge S/V “Sorknes” flaying correct quadrant flag. Allowed to proceed

7.12am: Set course S1E, 63 revs, zigzag 3 points

9.30am: Dropped target for 1” aiming practice. Proceeded 63 revs. Courses various

11.0am: Finished firing, closed on target

11.10am: Picked up target. Set course S83E, 63 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

1.40pm: Closed Dutch SS “Wierengen”. Log in. Lowered boat

2.06pm: Boat hoisted. Vessel allowed to proceed. Proceeded S80E, 63 revs, zigzag 3 points

5.30pm: Altered course N50E, log 30, zigzag 2 points, to intercept SS

6.10pm: Closed Dutch SS “Turbinia”. Stopped. Lowered boat. Log in

6.32pm: Allowed vessel to proceed

6.45pm: Boat hoisted. Proceeded S53W, 63 revs, zigzag 3 points. Log streamed


[Dutch SS “Wierengen”: possibly SS “Wieringen” built 1902]


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27 June 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.86, Long -14.78

Am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

4.15am: Altered course N81W (2° leeway)

8.45am: Altered course to intercept SS

9.20am: Dutch SS “Turbinia” boarded on 26th of June. Making good N87E whilst intercepting SS

4.25pm: Altered course to intercept SS

5.15pm: Intercepted Danish SS “Oscar II”. Lowered boat with Boarding Officer. Vessel allowed to proceed

5.50pm: Boat hoisted. Proceeded N85E, 63 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

6.15pm: Challenged HMS “Arlanza”

9.55pm: Altered course to intercept SS

10.33pm: Lowered boat to examine Dutch SS “Drechterland

11.0pm: Vessel allowed to proceed. Picked up boat. Proceeded S88W, 63 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes


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28 June 1917

At Sea

Lat 62.23, Long -14.08

2.30am: Altered course S32W, log 85.5, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes, to intercept SS

3.0am: Closed SS “Nassovia” (American). Lowered seaboat

3.25am: Allowed vessel to proceed. Hoisted seaboat

3.30am: Set course N85W, log streamed, 63 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

8.35am: Altered course to S60E to intercept SS. Zigzag 3 points

9.28am: Lowered seaboat to examine Dutch SS “Skanderborg”

10.0am: Allowed vessel to proceed. Hoisted seaboat. Proceeded N43E, 63 revs, zigzag 3 points. Log streamed

1.0pm: Altered course to intercept SS

2.45pm: Stopped. Lowered seaboat to examine SS “Aggersborg" (Denmark). Allowed to proceed

3.10pm: Boat hoisted. Proceeded S72E, 63 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes. Log streamed

7.20pm: Challenged HMS “Gloucestershire”


[Ed. note: Dutch SS “Skanderborg”: perhaps Danish SS “Skanderborg”, built 1897]


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29 June 1917

At Sea

Lat 62.0, Long -14.33

Am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

4.50am: Altered course S50W, zigzag 2 points to intercept Sailing Vessel

6.30am: Closed S/V “Paposo” (Norge). Boarded by HMS “Gloucestershire”. Allowed to proceed. Set course N53E, log 90; 63 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

4.38pm: Altered course N60E to intercept SS

4.47pm: Courses various approaching SS “Silkeborg” (Danish)

5.05pm: Stopped. Lowered seaboat. Log in

5.33pm: Hoisted boat. Allowed vessel to proceed. Set course S85E, 63 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes


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30 June 1917

At Sea

Lat 62.03, Long -14.13

1.25am: Altered course N25E to intercept Sailing Vessel

2.15am: Closed (Danish) S/V “Alexander Lawrence” previously boarded by HMS flying correct flag of day. Allowed her to proceed. Proceeded course S70W, log 9, zigzag 3 points

7.45am: Altered course SE to intercept Sailing Vessel

8.45am: Closed. Stopped. Lowered boat to examine her

8.55am: Allowed her to proceed, papers correct

9.0am: Hoisted seaboat. Set course N62E, 63 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

1.20pm: Altered course S28E to intercept SS. Log 35.5

1.52pm: Stopped. Lowered boat to examine SS “Sommelsdijk”. Papers correct. Allowed to proceed

2.30pm: Boat hoisted. Set course N72E, 63 revs, zigzag 3 points


[S/V “Charles H Rasmussen” (Danish): built 1903, 3 mast schooner. http://www.jmarcussen.dk/maritim/skibsliste/side.php?id=5688]


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[Jos P Kieran signs log book as Navigating Officer]

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[H C Watson signs log book as Captain]

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[Barometer: Aneroid]



LOGS FOR JULY 1917


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1 July 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.95, Long -12.41

Am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

8.25am: Altered course to intercept SS. Increased 69 revs. Closed Norweigian SS “Kalfarli”, Belgium Relief

9.17am: Stopped lowered boat to examine her

10.0am: Allowed vessel to proceed

10.05am: Boat hoisted. Log streamed. Set course S67E, 63 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes


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2 July 1917

At Sea

Lat 62.33, Long -15.1

Am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

7.10am: Decreased 58 revs, zigzag 2 points, log 5

8.40am: Zigzag 3 points, 63 revs

9.10am: Zigzag 2 points, 58 revs

9.45am: Stopped zigzagging. Reduced 53 revs

10.35am: Revs 58, zigzag 2 points

11.0am: Revs 63, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

1.0pm: Fog thicker. Reduced 58 revs, zigzag 2 points

2.30pm: Fog lifted. Increased 68 revs, zigzag 3 points

4.10pm: Reduced 58 revs, zigzag 2 points. Wet Bulb of Hygrometer broken

5.30pm: Increased 63 revs, zigzag 3 points

7.45pm: Fog thicker. Reduced 58 revs. Reduced 53 revs, Straight course


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3 July 1917

At Sea

Lat 62.31, Long -15.1

Am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

3.10am: Fog thick. Reduced 53 revs, Straight course

6.30am: Increased 58 revs, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

7.50am: Increased 63 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes. Fog lifted

3.55pm: Altered course to intercept SS

4.12pm: Lowered boat to examine SS “Samland” (Belgian Relief). Allowed her to proceed

4.43pm: Boat returned with two Austrian prisoners. Deserters from Austrian Army

4.45pm: Set course N78E, 63 revs, zigzag 3 points

6.30pm: Altered course S76W, log 81. Reduced 53 revs. Straight course

9.30pm: Fog cleared. Increased 63 revs, zigzag 3 points

9.40pm: Altered course N50E to intercept SS

9.50pm: Lowered boat to examine SS “Solosa” (Norge). Allowed her to proceed

10.20pm: Set course S76W, 53 revs (straight)

11.10pm: Altered course to intercept SS

11.20pm: Lowered boat to examine SS “Kongsfos” (Norge). Allowed her to proceed

11.50pm: Set course S76W, 58 revs, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes


[SS “Samland” (Belgian Relief): The “Samland” was built by the New York Shipbuilding Corp.,Camden, NJ in 1902 as the “Mississippi” for the Atlantic Transport Line. She was renamed “Samland” on 24th Jul.1906 and on 1st Jan.1910 transferred from the US to Belgian flag, continuing Antwerp - New York sailings. Renamed “Belgic” on 30th Aug.1911 she was used on the White Star - Australian service until 1913 when she reverted to Red Star Line and her previous name of “Samland”. On 12th Mar.1916 she commenced the first of three or more New York - Falmouth - Rotterdam voyages for the Belgian Relief Commission. http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/descriptions/ShipsS.shtml]


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4 July 1917

At Sea

Lat 62.16, Long -16.25

0.30am: Increased 63 revs, zigzag 3 points

2.30am: Reduced 58 revs, zigzag 2 points

4.15am: Increased 63 revs, zigzag 3 points

5.40am: Altered course to intercept SS

5.53am: Lowered seaboat to examine SS “Cometa” (Norge). Allowed her to proceed

6.18am: Boat returned & hoisted. Proceeded S76E, 63 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

8.45am: Altered course N30W to intercept SS. Increased 69 revs, zigzag 2 points

10.15am: Lowered seaboat and examined SS “Skogland” (Norge). Allowed her to proceed

10.45am: Seaboat hoisted. Proceeded S82E, 63 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

0.30pm: Altered course N11W to intercept SS

1.10pm: Lowered boat to examine HMT “Rossia”. Allowed her to proceed

1.40pm: Set course S56W, 63 revs, zigzag 2 points

2.10pm: Altered course S78W to intercept SS

2.30pm: Lowered boat to examine SS “Otta” (Norge). Allowed her to proceed

2.45pm: Boat hoisted. Set course S65E, 63 revs, zigzag 3 points

Number on sick list: 1


[SS “Skogland” (Norge): built 1899 as “Everingham” at Blyth SB. Co. Ltd, Cowpen Quay, Blyth, England for East Yorkshire SS Co. Ltd (A. Meek & Son), Goole, England. Launched 19/10, delivered in December. 911 Sold to Polcarne SS Co. (W. Badcock), Goole. Renamed “Polcarne”.

1913 Sold for GBP 20.800 to A/S Skoglands Linie (T. H. Skogland), Haugesund. Renamed “Skogland”.

1916 Managers firm renamed T. H. Skogland & Søn A/S, Haugesund.

1925 Transferred to A/S Skoglands Rederi (T. H. Skogland & Søn A/S), Haugesund.]


[SS “Otta”, 3251 tons, built 1899 by J. “Priestman & Co” Sunderland for L. W. Hansen of Bergen, Norway, launched May 13 1899

http://www.plimsollshipdata.org/pdffile.php?name=30b1223.pdf]


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5 July 1917

At Sea

Lat 62.33, Long -15.11

Am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

3.20pm: Altered course to intercept SS

4.30pm: Lowered seaboat to examine SS “Belgien” (Danish). Allowed her to proceed

5.0pm: Boat returned & hoisted. Set course S65E, 63 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 1


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6 July 1917

At Sea

Lat 62.3, Long -15.16

Am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

4.15am: Fog thicker. Reduced 58 revs, zigzag 2 points

4.30am: Reduced 53 revs, straight course

7.0am: Fog lifted. Increased 58 revs, zigzag 2 points

8.0am: Increased 63 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

10.45pm: Altered course to intercept SS

11.20pm: Lowered boat to examine SS “Rio Blanco”. Allowed her to proceed

11.50pm: Boat hoisted. Set course N68W, zigzag 3 points

Number on sick list: 1


[SS “Rio Blanco”: built 1899, 4014 tons. Ex-South Australia, 1913 purchased from Lawther, Latta & Co, London renamed “Rio Blanco”, 1920 sold to Domingo Mumbru, Barcelona renamed “Pepita Mumbru”, 16.9.1921 wrecked near Uto on voyage Petrograd to the Tyne]


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7 July 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.83, Long -14.78

0.50am: Altered course S76W, 63 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

1.48am: Challenged HMS “Changuinola”

3.0pm: Altered course S68E to intercept SS

3.40pm: Lowered seaboat to examine SS “Iaroslave” (Russian). Allowed her to proceed

4.10pm: Boat hoisted. Set course NE, zigzag 3 points

5.10pm: Zigzag 2 points intercepting SS

5.50pm: Lowered boat to examine SS “Tula”

6.30pm: Boat returned with One Brazilian Prisoner. Ship allowed to proceed

6.35pm: Set course S51E, 63 revs, zigzag 3 points

Number on sick list: 2


[SS “Iaroslave” (Russian): Perhaps SS “Yaroslavl” built 1892: http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/lines/russianv.shtml]


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8 July 1917

At Sea

Lat 59.55, Long -13.41

1.0am: Altered course S7W, log 90.5. Increased Full Speed. Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

10.30am: Altered course South, log 32.5, zigzag 3 points. Divine Service

Number on sick list: 2


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9 July 1917

At Sea

Lat 55.8, Long -7.25

[Coordinates at Noon by land bearings]

Am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes throughout

9.35am: Altered course S50E. Sighted HMS “Alsatian” with two destroyers. Received HMS “Medina” for our escort

11.20am: Sighted land S60E (C)

Noon: TBD “Medina” keeping station ahead

1.25pm: Altered course S5E. Oversay Lt Ho bearing S88E (Mag), 3 miles dist

3.38pm: Passed HMS “Skipjack”

3.55pm: Challenge & reply Tor Point

4.10pm: Commenced zigzag 2 points

6.30pm: Altered course N67E, straight course

7.35pm: Altered course N29E. Ailsa Craig abeam

8.20pm: Pladda Is abeam, 6 ¼ miles dist

8.45pm: Holy Is abeam

9.30pm: Discharged HMS “Medina”

9.35pm: Cumbrae Id abeam. Took in Patent log

Ship time forwarded from 10.35pm to 11.35pm

Passed through boom defence

Pilot boarded

Midnight: Anchored to Star anchor in 30 fms water


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10 July 1917

Greenock

Lat 55.97, Long -4.8

Anchor Bearings (Comp): Whitefarland Point Lt S54W, Roseneath Patch Lt N38W, Ship’s head SE

2.0am: Commenced to heave up anchor

2.05am: Anchor aweigh, helm & speed to orders

2.25am: Stem tug made fast

3.0am: Passed Dumbarton Rock

3.25am: Foreward tug made fast

4.39am: Entering Queens Dock basin

4.55am: Ropes ashore fore & aft

5.0am: Made fast in No 5 berth. R. O. M. E. [Rung off main engines]

5.30am: Three Austrian Prisoners left ship

9.15am: Hands cleaning ship

9.45am: One rating joined ship

11.15am: One Prisoner left ship for shore

1.15pm: Hands employed as requisite

3.0pm: Two Marines left ship for Barracks


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11 July 1917

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands employed as requisite

1.30pm: Hands painting ship, etc


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12 July 1917

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

5.45am: Escort left ship for prisoner

8.30am: Shifted berth to Princes Dock

9.30am: Escort returned with Prisoner

1.15pm: Hands getting in stores, etc

8.30pm: Escort & one prisoner left ship for Inverness


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13 July 1917

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

5.0am: Shifting ship

8.0am: Hands employed as requisite

11.40am: One absentee from “Patuca” onboard

2.0pm: Hands getting in flour & ammunition


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14 July 1917

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands employed as requisite

10.0am: 14 Ratings joined ship

5.30pm: Escort left ship for Prisoner

6.30pm: Escort returned with Prisoner


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15 July 1917

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

6.0am: Commenced coaling ship

10.15am: Church parties landed

11.0am: Four ratings joined ship

0.40pm: Church parties returned


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16 July 1917

Log is incorrectly dated as 15 July

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands employed as requisite

1.15pm: Hands getting in stores

4.0pm: One midshipman RNR joined ship

6.0pm: Prisoner for HMS “Crescent” taken away by escort


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17 July 1917

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

3.30am: J Jarvis in Royal infirmary

8.15am: Draft left ship for Depot

Am: Engine Room Telegraphs & Steering gear tried over

10.10am: Hands to stations. Tugs fast fore & aft

10.15am: Stand by. Engines & helm to orders

10.46am: Left Princes Dock

11.45am: Let go fore tug. Ship going 63 revs down Clyde

1.0pm: Let go after tug

1.23pm: Let go Port anchor to 4.5 fms in 19 fms water

Anchor Bearings: Ship’s head NE, Whitefarland Pier S84W, Roseneath Patch N19W

4.20pm: Exercised Action Stations. Ship swung to ebb tide

9.15pm: Regulation Anchor light hoisted

9.50pm: Boat brought off one absentee


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18 July 1917

Greenock

Lat 55.97, Long -4.8

Anchor Bearings: Whitefarland Pier S72W, Roseneath Beacon N21W, Ship’s Head ESE

2.0am: Officer from TBD “Tirade” called for Private signals

5.30am: Anchor lights extinguished

9.45am: Hands abandoned ship

10.0am: Boat returned

10.15am: Veered to 100 fms cable

10.30am: Boat hoisted & secured

3.30pm: HMS “Columbella” passed up to anchor

11.0pm: Ship swinging to flood tide

Number on sick list: 1


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19 July 1917

At Sea

Lat 55.35, Long -6.4

[Coordinates at Noon by land bearings]

2.0am: Clocks put to G.M.T. Retarded One hour

2.45am: Commenced to heave in anchor

3.0am: Anchor aweigh

3.07am: Proceed towards boom. Anchor secured

3.30am: Passed boom. 80 revs. Course S28W. Log streamed. Depth charges set to 40 feet

4.25am: Cumbrae Is abeam, log 12

4.30am: Altered course S13E, occasional zigzag

5.25am: Lady Id abeam, altered course S34W. Occasional zigzag

6.15am: Turnberry Pt abeam. Altered course S50W, occasional zigzag

7.30am: Passed 8 armed trawlers

7.45am: Corsewall Pt Lt Ho abeam, 1.5 miles dist

8.0am: Altered course N64W, log 61.5, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

9.15am: Altered course N18W, zigzag 2 points. Division & Prayers. Maidens bore S11W (T), 3.5 miles

10.40am: Challenge & reply Tor Point & Aux Patrol Yatch

10.55am: Altered course N46W. Straight course. Passing through Rathlin Sound various courses

11.40am: Bull Pt N65E (T), 2.5 miles. Altered course N63E, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

1.30pm: Oversay Lt bearing 90 degrees dist 3 miles, altered course N53W

7.30pm: Passed partly submerged spar, five rounds 6pdr fired

Number on sick list: 2


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20 July 1917

At Sea

Lat 58.7, Long -13.5

0.30am: Altered course N17W, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

2.0am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

8.0am: Zigzag 2 ½ points every 10 minutes

Noon: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

6.27pm: Challenged HMS “Moldavia”

7.30pm: Challenged HMS “Alsatian”

7.50pm: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

8.0pm: Keeping station on Flagship 4 miles port beam

8.45pm: Closed

8.50pm: Stopped. Lowered boat with Captain

8.55pm: Proceeded N4E, 72 revs, zigzag 3 points. Keeping station

10.03pm: Boat returned & hoisted

10.05pm: Set course N23E, 69 revs, zigzag 3 points. Log streamed

Number on sick list: 1


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21 July 1917

At Sea

Lat 62.48, Long -18.38

0.20am: Altered course N6E, log 14. Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

5.25am: Challenged HMS “Armadale Castle”

6.45am: Challenged HMS “Gloucestershire”

8.30am: Challenged HMS “Patuca”

9.10am: Log in. “Patuca’s” boat alongside for ratings

9.13am: Boat left

9.35am: Set course N18W, 63 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

1.0pm: Zigzag 2 points overhauling Sailing Vessel. Challenged. Dane S/V “Geysir” flying correct flag of day. Allowed to proceed

5.30pm: Observed Vestmannaeyjar Islands bearing N23W (C)

7.0pm: Geisfuglaskier bearing 10°, 4 miles dist. Altered course N31W, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 3


[Dane SS “Geysir”: built 1902 as “David D'Angers” for Soc. Anon. des Armateurs Nantais, Nantes . Also https://www.sjohistorie.no/no/skip/11549/]


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22 July 1917

Anchored at Reykyavik

Lat 64.16, Long -21.92

1.40am: Reykjanes abeam, 4 miles dist

2.05am: Altered course N42E, 63 revs, zigzag 2 points

3.50am: Altered course S71E, straight

5.15am: Observed Grätta Lt Ho bearing S65E (C)

5.50am: Grätta abeam 1 ½ [miles] dist. Courses various

6.14am: Passed bell buoy

6.29am: Let go Port anchor in 10 fms to 45 fms Cable R.O.M.E. [Rung off main engines]

Anchor Bearings: Gasometer S19W, North End of Orfirsey Island N37W, Engey Island N34E, Ship’s head South

8.15am: Guard from Danish Cruiser “Island Falk” boarded

9.15am: Lieut Legge returned compliment

10.15am: Divine Service

10.05am: Captain left ship

1.15pm: 16 Officers landed on liberty

6.45pm: Officers returned onboard

8.15pm: Captain returned onboard

9.0pm: Commenced to heave in anchor

9.10pm: Anchor aweigh

9.30pm: Fairway buoy abeam, log streamed. Course N23W

11.20pm: Altered course N22W, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 3


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23 July 1917

At Sea

Lat 66.06, Long -24.11

[Coordinates at Noon by land bearings]

6.0am: Closing Sailing Vessel

7.10am: Log in, lowered seaboat to examine S/V “Ariel”. Green Clearance. Allowed to proceed

7.40pm: Boat hoisted. Set course N39E, 69 revs, zigzag 2 points

4.25pm: North Cape abeam, 7 miles dist

4.55pm: Encountered Pack Ice. 8th position (?) bearing ExS

7.35pm: Encountered Heavy Pack ice. Full astern to orders

7.50pm: Thick fog, N79W, straight course

Number on sick list: 2


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24 July 1917

At Sea

Lat 66.95, Long -14.0

2.50am: Fog lifted. Sighted Grimsey Id S42E (C); log 36

3.20am: Grimsay Id abeam, dist 3 ½ miles

4.0am: Altered course S87E, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

7.45am: Altered course S63E, log 98, straight course

8.0am: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

9.20am: Straight course

11.45am: Reduced 63 revs. Altered course S69W, log 46 (straight)

Soundings taken

4.0pm: Intercepted Steam Trawler TG 327. Stopped, lowered seaboat

4.25pm: Boat hoisted. Allowed trawler to proceed. Set course N70W, 63 revs, log streamed 92 miles on it

9.35pm: Grimsey Id abeam, 4 miles

Number on sick list: 2


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25 July 1917

At Sea

Lat 66.26, Long -20.15

2.0am: Reduced 53 revs, straight course

Soundings taken continually

10.55am: Altered course S66W, log 96, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

0.50pm: Sighted Sailing Vessel bearing WxN (C)

1.35pm: Lowered boat to examine & S/V “Irene”. Cargo Salt. Allowed to proceed

2.20pm: Proceeded S60E, log streamed, 63 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

3.30pm: Stopped zigzagging, log 41 (foggy)

3.40pm: Altered course S66W, 53 revs (straight)

5.40pm: Altered course S47W, log 62.5. Increased 58 revs, zigzag 2 points

5.55pm: Altered course S85E to intercept Sailing Vessel. Vessel correct

6.20pm: Proceeded N65W, log 70

7.03pm: Altered course S64W, log 77, zigzag 2 points

Number on sick list: 2


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26 July 1917

At Sea

Lat 66.11, Long -23.9 1

[Coordinates at Noon by land bearings]

0.05am: Altered course S66W, log 29, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

4.56am: Staalbierg Huk abeam, 6 miles dist

9.27pm: Koppamaes bore 90°, dist 7 miles, log 27

7.0pm: Altered course N60W to intercept Sailing Vessel

7.43pm: Stopped, lowered boat to examine S/V “Tremontane” (French). Allowed her to proceed

8.12pm: Boat returned & hoisted. Set Course N73E, 58 revs, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes. Log out

Number on sick list: 2


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27 July 1917

At Sea

Lat 66.01, Long -24.13

[Coordinates at Noon by land bearings]

Am: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

8.40am: Increased 63 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

3.23pm: Staalbierg Huk bore 124°, dist 10.5 miles

Number on sick list: 1


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28 July 1917

At Sea

Lat 66.67, Long -22.71

3.0am: Altered course N71E, zigzag 3 points

5.0am: Stopped zigzagging

5.50am: Increased 63 revs, zigzag 3 points

10.0am: Stop

10.10am: Altered course N65E, log 51. Straight

Noon: Mod fog. Increased 63 revs, Straight course

Pm: Revolutions various on account of fog

2.10pm: Observed ice ahead, altered course S21W

3.10pm: Observed ice ahead

3.20pm: Turned ship using helm & Engines

Number on sick list: 1


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29 July 1917

At Sea

Lat 65.93, Long -24.21

[Coordinates at Noon by land bearings]

1.0am: Increased 63 revs, zigzag 3 points. Fog cleared

2.10am: Altered course S34W to intercept Sailing Vessel. Straight course

3.05am: Lowered seaboat to examine S/V “Casper” (Denmark). Allowed her to proceed

3.33am: Boat hoisted. Co N68E, 63 revs, zigzag 3 points

5.30am: F2 (Fog 2)

6.10pm: Closed French S/V “St Anne”, fishing. Lowered boat to examine; found correct

6.30pm: Proceeded S71W, 63 revs, zigzag 3 points

Number on sick list: 1


[S/V “Casper” (Denmark): built 1875, Thurø. Gross tonnage 138. Owner P.B. Petersen, Rudkjøbing]


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30 July 1917

At Sea

Lat 66.53, Long -23.38

[Coordinates at Noon by land bearings]

Am: Altered course N65E, 63 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

6.50am: Altered course S74E, log 45.5, zigzag 2 points. Straumnaes abeam, 5 miles dist

7.45am: Altered course N70W (Straight)

8.50am: Stopped. Log in. Various courses

9.08am: Boat lowered with Lieut to see if we could render assistance to SS apparently ashore. Vessel proved to be SS “Godafoss” (Danish) Total wreck. Swedish S/V “Harry” salving movable fittings

10.40am: Boat hoisted

11.0am: Proceeded NE,69 revs, log out

11.20am: Altered course North, revs 58, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

2.10pm: Stopped both. Log in showing 99 miles

3.45pm: Various courses & speeds. Log streamed

3.50pm: Altered course N34E, 58 revs, zigzag 2 points

5.35pm: Altered course N45E, 63 revs, straight course

10.05pm: Reduced 58 revs, zigzag 2 points

10.30pm: Altered course ENE to intercept Sailing Vessel

10.45pm: Lowered boat to examine S/V “Isalt” (British). Allowed to proceed

11.05pm: Boat hoisted Proceeded N57W, 58 revs, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 1


[SS “Godafoss”: Goðafoss l (LCDQ) was built in 1915 by Kjöbenhavns Flydedok & Skibsværft in Copenhagen, Denmark. Construction Number 125, gross tonnage 1,374. 1,200 ha. B & W 3 compressor steam engine, (other sources say 727 ha) “Godafoss” was another ship owned by Hf. Eimskip and first came to Reykjavik on July 13 in 1915. Joined ship sailing to Copenhagen and Leith as well as coastal trips, rising one trip to the United States. She ran aground at Straumnes, November 29th, 1916 in bad weather on the way from Isafjordur to Reykjarfjörður. Godafoss was the first Icelandic ship that had radio equipment. Even today traces of the wreck on the shore of Straumnes can be seen.

http://thsof.123.is/blog/2016/05/02/748180/

Ed. note: “Godafoss”” is named after an Icelandic waterfall. Gudni Thorlacius Johannesson “The History of Iceland”, Greenwood – ABC–CLIO, LLC, 2013: Chapter 5, page 96

According to the Author, after “Gullfoss” and “Godafoss” the practice of naming the ships after Iceland’s waterfalls has remained ever since]


British sailing vessel “Isalt”: misspelt for S/V “Isallt” built by David Williams at Portmadoc in 1909. Gross tonnage 132]


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31 July 1917

At Sea

Lat 66.7, Long -24.73

1.55am: Altered course to S70W, log 107, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

9.30am: Exercised Action Stations

9.40am: Dropped target & proceeded to orders

10.0am: Commenced firing with 6” & 6pdr Anti-Submarine Attack

10.50am: Picked up target

10.55am: Proceeded S77E, 58 revs, zigzag 2 pints every 10 minutes

3.0pm: Staalbierg Huk bore S48E (T), dist 8 ½ miles, log 29

10.05pm: Altered course N66E, log 6, straight course


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[Jos P Kieran signs log book as Navigating Officer]

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[H C Watson signs log book as Captain]

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[Barometer: Aneroid]



LOGS FOR AUGUST 1917


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1 August 1917

At Sea

Lat 66.23, Long -19.81

[Coordinates at Noon by land bearings]

3.10am: Observed Ritters Huk bore S30E (C), log 65

5.20am: North Cape abeam bearing South (T), log 90.5

9.15am: Divisions. Altered course to intercept SS

9.45am: Lowered boat to examine SS “Bisp” (Norge). Allowed her to proceed

10.15am: Boat returned & hoisted. Set Co S54E

11.30am: Altered course S48E, 6° leeway

11.40am: Altered course S65E, log 58.5. Straight Courses throughout

3.30pm: Grimsey Is abeam, 8 miles dist, log 10

6.30pm: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

10.30pm: Langanaes abeam, 4 miles dist, log 94


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2 August 1917

Anchored in Sigle Fiord

Lat 66.16, Long -18.88

Am: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

4.38am: Altered course N45W to intercept SS

4.45am: Lowered gig to examine SS “St Sunniva”. Allowed her to proceed

5.20am: Boat returned & hoisted. Proceeded 63 revs, N78W, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

7.10am: Grimsey Id bore N21W (T), dist 11 miles

8.0am: Straight course

9.30am: Entered Sigle Fiord

9.52am: Let go Star anchor in 17 fms to 45 fms cable. R.O.M.E.

10.10am: Captain & three Officers left for shore

Anchored Position by Angles: Siglenaes Pt 107°, Warehouse 90°, Lighthouse

0.05pm: Gig returned with Captain & Officers

0.10pm: Commenced to heave in

0.15am: Anchor aweigh. Various Courses & Speeds

0.30pm: Set Course N40W, 63 revs, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

5.10pm: Observed Ice bearing North (c). Altered course N17W, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes, log 53

11.28pm: Altered course S55W, log 22, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes. Observed Ice


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3 August 1917

At Sea

Lat 66.08, Long -23.96

Am: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

9.30am: Physical exercise

3.0pm: Stopped zigzagging

Number on sick list: 1


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4 August 1917

At Sea

Lat 66.6, Long -22.5

[Coordinates at Noon by land bearings]

Am: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

8.30am: Straight course

0.12pm: Altered course S39E, log 98.5, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes. Stopped zigzagging

2.05pm: Observed Ice bearing ENE. Altered course N62E, log 20 miles

3.05pm: Altered course North, log 31. Passed large berg

Following edge of ice pack

7.20pm: Pack Ice bearing NE, 9 miles

Number on sick list: 1


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5 August 1917

At Sea

Lat 66.11, Long -23.95

[Coordinates at Noon by land bearings]

0.42am: Altered course S34W, log 40, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

5.22am: Staalbierg Huk abeam, log 93.5

10.45am: Divine Service

0.30pm: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 1


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6 August 1917

At Sea

Lat 66.56, Long -22.06

Am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

9.30am: Exercised Collision Stations

Noon: Altered course N22W, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

1.20pm: Altered course N53W, 63 revs, straight course

1.30pm: Closed and examined French Schooner “Sainte Anne” previously boarded

Fishing vessels being examined

5.50pm: Course S60W, 63 revs, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes


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7 August 1917

At Sea

Lat 65.56, Long -24.95

[Coordinates at Noon by land bearings]

0.40am: Altered course N68E, 63 revs, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

Am: Exercised Action Stations. Tested smoke screen

Pm: Occasional misty rain


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8 August 1917

At Sea

Lat 65.55, Long -24.9

0.30am: Altered course N68E, log 24. Staalbierg Huk abeam

4.40am: Altered course N66E, log 67, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

7.10am: Thick fog. Reduced 53 revs, straight

Exercised Fire stations

Sounding continually taken

Pm: Thick fog continually


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9 August 1917

At Sea

Lat 66.1, Long -24.21

[Coordinates at Noon by land bearings]

8.20am: Revs 53, straight course, log 42

9.10am: Fog cleared. Increased 63 revs, zigzag 2 points

10.20am: Altered course N32E, log 63. Closed & examined fishing schooner IS 157

10.45am: Closed examined S/V RE 57

11.0am: Altered course S68W, 63 revs, zigzag 3 points

0.30pm: Thick fog. Reduced 53 revs, straight course

Thick fog. sounding taken


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10 August 1917

At Sea

Lat 66.03, Long -24.05

[Coordinates at Noon by land bearings]

4.40am: Fog cleared. Increased 63 revs, zigzag 3 points

9.40am: Exercised Action Stations

10.20am: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

2.55pm: Altered course S71W, 63 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

9.0pm: Altered course N70E, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes


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11 August 1917

At Sea

Lat 65.86, Long -24.48

[Coordinates at Noon by land bearings]

Am: N70E, 63 revs, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

3.25am: Altered course S70W, zigzag 3 points, log 106

Passing patches of mist

10.0am: Altered course N68E, zigzag as before. Staalbierg Huk bore S60E (T), 9 ½ miles

10.30 to 11.30am: Straight course

11.30am: Resumed 3 points zigzag

Number on sick list: 1


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12 August 1917

At Sea

Lat 66.68, Long -21.25

Am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

8.20am: Kogur Huk abeam, dist 6 ½ miles

8.50am: Straight course

10.15am: Divine Service

8.33pm: Decreased 58 revs, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 2


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13 August 1917

At Sea

Lat 66.1, Long -24.08

[Coordinates at Noon by land bearings]

8.0am: Altered course N84E, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

9.20am: Divisions & Prayers. Exercise Collision Stations

6.10pm: Altered course N65E. Reduced 58 revs, zigzag 2 points

Number on sick list: 3


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14 August 1917

At Sea

Lat 67.31, Long -22.88

3.05am: Altered course N13E, log 30, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

5.0am: Straight course

9.45am: Exercised Action Stations. Target practice 1” aiming rifle. Stopped, out target. Various courses & speeds

11.07am: Target in. Set course S83E, 58 revs, straight course. Log streamed

3.10pm: Sighted berg S11W (S)

4.0pm: Iceberg abeam to Starboard, dist 4 miles. Altered course S43E, revs 63, straight course

9.30pm: Meven Kluit Id abeam, dist 5 miles. Altered course N72W, log 18

Number on sick list: 3


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15 August 1917

At Sea

Lat 65.9, Long -24.38

Am: 72W, 58 revs, straight course

7.10am: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

7.25am: Straumnaes abeam, dist 6 miles

Exercised Fire stations

2.10pm: Staalbierg Huk abeam, log 102.5

Number on sick list: 3


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16 August 1917

At Sea

Lat 65.11, Long -25.46

Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 3


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17 August 1917

At Sea

Lat 62.76, Long -20.58

3.10am: Eldey Id bore S8E (T), dist 6 ½ miles

3.35am: Eldey Id abeam, dist 3 ½ miles, log 97.5. Altered course S4E, increased 65 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

9.05am: Sighted & challenged HMS “Patia”

9.40am: Log in 70 miles. Stopped, lowered boat

10.0am: Dispatches & boat returned & hoisted. Set course S33E, 80 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minute. Log out

Passing showers & patches of mist

Number on sick list: 2


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18 August 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.0, Long -16.26

Am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes throughout

5.20pm: Challenged & Reply HMS “Alsatian”

5.45pm: Stopped lowered boat. Captain repaired onboard Flagship. Proceeded to take station on Flagships port beam 5 miles dist, revs 74, courses various

6.30pm: On station. Reduced 63, zigzag 3 points

7.40pm: Stopped. Picked up boat

7.42pm: Set course S36W, 74 revs, zigzag 3 points

Number on sick list: 2


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19 August 1917

At Sea

Lat 56.6, Long -18.03

Am: S54W, 80 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

8.30pm: Challenged HMS “Ebro”

Number on sick list: 2


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20 August 1917

At Sea

Lat 53.75, Long -15.2

4.18am: Sighted Convoy. Courses Various. Signalled “Gloucestershire” in charge. Course S73E, log 40.5. Took up position in Convoy

8.45am: Increased 63. Took up position astern of Convoy. Zigzag as necessary

9.20am: Divisions & Prayers. Exercised Collision Stations

9.45pm: Reduced 45 revs. Straight course

Keeping station astern of Column 2; distant 2 to 3 cables

Number on sick list: 2


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21 August 1917

At Sea

Lat 54.63, Long -9.95

[Coordinates at Noon by land bearings]

2.40pm: Altered course S42W & Proceeded to keep station on “Gloucestershire”

5.50pm: Parted company with Convoy. Altered course N3E, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes, log 36

8.0pm: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

9.0pm: Stopped zigzagging

11.20pm: Tory Is Lt abeam

Number on sick list: 2


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22 August 1917

At Sea

Lat 55.53, Long -4.8

[Coordinates at Noon by land bearings]

4.0am: Altered course S32E, log 84, zigzag 2 points

6.35am: Entered Rathlin Sound

6.55am: Left Rathlin Sound

Various Courses through Rathlin Sound

7.15am: Tor Point abeam

8.30am: Maidens abeam, altered course S76E

9.40am: Corsewall Point 90°, dist 2 miles. Altered course N51E

11.10am: Turnberry Lt Ho abeam, altered course N37E

11.55am: Lady Is Lt Ho abeam, dist 2 ¼ miles. Altered course N8W

0.45pm: Little Cumbrae abeam, log14. Altered course N29E

1.30pm: Log in 23.5 miles. Passed through Boom

1.50pm: Took Pilot aboard & Proceeded up Clyde

2.0pm: Clocks put on to B.S.T.

4.0pm: Passed Dumbarton Rock. Tug in attendance

6.10pm: Tied up alongside. R.O.M.E.

6.30pm: Long leave granted to Port watch. Two Firemen joined ship for “Patia”. Three prisoners joined ship

Number on sick list: 3


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23 August 1917

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

5.30am: HMS “Gloucestershire” arrived

7.0am: Hands scrubbing decks

8.45am: Hands employed variously

10.15am: Four Firemen joined ship

1.0pm: Discharged Four Firemen to “Eagle”, Liverpool

1.15pm: Hands variously employed

1.30pm: Discharged one rating to hospital. Getting ready to shift ship

4.15pm: Shifted ship to N° 12 berth

Received One Fireman from “Eagle”

Number on sick list: 2


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24 August 1917

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

9.0am: Hands getting in stores, etc

11.0am: One Prisoner for “Moldavia” came aboard; discharged him to “Gloucestershire”

1.15pm: Hands employed as requisite


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25 August 1917

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

7.0am: Hands employed as required

8.45am: Hands getting in sand, etc

9.0am: Six ratings (Firemen) joined ship

Pm: Liberty men landed. Six boys discharged to “Kildonan Castle”


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26 August 1917

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands cleaning decks

9.0am: Hands to clean

9.30am: Divisions

10.20am: Church parties landed

1.0pm: All Church parties returned

7.0pm: Finished Coaling ship

Number on sick list: 1


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27 August 1917

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands cleaning ship

11.0am: 3 Ratings came onboard

11.30am: One cook joined ship

1.15pm: Hands getting in provisions

3.0pm: Discharged 2 marines to Depot

7.0pm: Shifted ship

Number on sick list: 1


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28 August 1917

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

9.0am: Hands employed as required

9.10am: 3 Seamen & One ships Corporal discharged to HMS “Eagle”

9.30am: 8 Boys joined ship

10.30am: One Midshipman joined

11.30am: One Engineer & One midshipman joined

1.0pm: Escort & One Prisoner arrived from Barlinnie Prison

Hands getting in stores

Midnight: Port Watch returned from leave


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29 August 1917

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands cleaning ship

8.15am: Prisoner & Escort arrived from Barlinnie Prison

8.45am: Four ratings joined ship from Depot

11.0am: Hands getting in stores

1.45pm: Discharged 15 Ratings to Barracks

5.0pm: Discharged six ratings

8.0pm: Hands to stations. Tug in attendance

8.11pm: Left Quay

8.20pm: Passed through dock gates. Helm & speeds to orders proceeding down Clyde

9.30pm: Let go fore tug

10.48pm: Pilot left ship

11.13pm: Passed through boom defence. Set course S31W[?], 80 revs, streamed log. Clocks put back to G.M.T.

11.15pm: Altered course S13E, log 1.5

Number on sick list: 1


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30 August 1917

At Sea

Lat 56.41, Long -5.63

[Coordinates at Noon by land bearings]

1.30am: Turnberry Lt abeam, 2 miles dist, altered course S48W

2.35am: Corsewall Pt Lt abeam

4.0am: Maidens abeam, altered course N24W

4.40am: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes. Guns crews closed up

5.30am: Torr Hd abeam, 1 mile dist, altered course N36W

6.40am: West extremity of Rathlin abeam. Altered course N35E, zigzag 1 point

7.50am: Otter Rock Light Vessel abeam, dist 1 mile

8.50am: Passing through Sound of Islay

9.40am: Increased 80 revs. Altered course N46E, zigzag 2 points

11.40am: Altered course N62E, log 69.5. Passing through Firth of Lorne

0.15pm: Entered Sound of Mull, courses various

2.30pm: Altered course N5W, log 9, zigzag 2 points. Passed out of Sound

3.50pm: Oigh Sger Lt Ho abeam

5.20pm: Altered course N22E, straight course

10.15pm: Tiumpan Head abeam, dist 6 ½ miles

11.0pm: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

11.40pm: Butt of Lewis abeam, dist 11 miles

Number on sick list: 1


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31 August 1917

At Sea

Lat 59.08, Long -10.11

12.10am: Altered course N23W, log 39, zigzag 2 points

4.0am: Commenced zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

9.30am: Exercised Action stations

Number on sick list: 1


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[Jos P Kieran signs log book as Navigating Officer]

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[H C Watson signs log book as Captain]

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[Barometer: Aneroid]



LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1917


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1 September 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.28, Long -17.0

Am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

8.45am: Sighted & Challenged HMS “Alsatian”

9.35am: Stopped lowered boat; Captain repaired onboard Flagship

9.40am: Proceeded keeping station on Flagship 5 miles dist

11.0am: Closed Flagship

11.30am: Boat Returned & hoisted. Proceeded 63 revs, zigzag 3 points

Noon: Set course N16W, revs 63, zigzag 3 points

8.30pm: Wind & Sea increasing, zigzag 2 points

Number on sick list: 2


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2 September 1917

At Sea

Lat 62.86, Long -23.4

Am: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

4.30am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

5.25pm: Sighted & challenged HMS “Ebro”

6.25pm: Stopped, received dispatches from “Ebro”

Number on sick list: 2


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3 September 1917

At Sea

Lat 65.31, Long -26.0

3.35am: Altered course N52W, log 39, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

9.15am: Divisions & prayers. Exercised Collision Mat Stations

Number on sick list: 2


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4 September 1917

At Reykjavik

Lat 64.16, Long -21.92

Am: Course S15E, 63 revs, zigzag 3 points

7.15am: Anchored to Port anchor 45 fms Cable in 8 fms water

9.30am: Captain left ship

Exercised Action Stations

1.0pm: Liberty boat left for shore

6.0pm: Liberty boat left for shore

Stand by engines rung

8.30pm: Commenced to heave in

8.43pm: Anchor aweigh Courses & Speeds various

8.55pm: Bell house abeam, log streamed. Course set N22W, zigzag 3 points

Number on sick list: 2


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5 September 1917

At Sea

Lat 65.36, Long -25.28

[Coordinates at Noon by land bearings]

2.05am: Malarif Lt abeam, 11 ½ miles, log 61

Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes throughout

9.50am: Lowered seaboat to examine French Fishing schooner “Surpise”. Allowed her to proceed. Hoisted seaboat

10.45am: Set course S67W, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

11.50pm: Staalbierg Huk Lt bearing S59E, log 100

Number on sick list: 1


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6 September 1917

At Sea

Lat 66.93, Long -26.8

0.30am: Altered course N13E, zigzag 2 points. Staalbierg Huk abeam bearing S54E (T). Dist 6 miles

7.0am: Sighted Ice berg bearing WNW 12 miles

7.10am: Altered course N70W, straight course, log 86

9.30am: Six inch Gun practice carried out on Ice bergs. Courses various

10.30am: Finished firing

Number on sick list: 1


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7 September 1917

At Sea

Lat 65.65, Long -25.43

2.10am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes, 12 knots

2.20 to 2.48am: Sighted steamer. Courses & speeds various

4.0am: Altered course N70E, 58 revs, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

7.20am: Increased 63 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

9.17am: Stopped zigzagging. Reduced 53 revs, log 66

1.0pm: Altered course N84E. Increased 63 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

7.15pm: Altered course N60E, log 69.5. Sighted schooner fishing

8.25pm: Stopped, lowered seaboat. Boarded S/V “Tremontane” (French) Fishing

8.40pm: Boat hoisted

8.45pm: Course set S71E, 63 revs, zigzag 3 points

Number on sick list: Nil


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8 September 1917

At Sea

Lat 65.31, Long -26.0

3.40am: Straight course. Reduced 58 revs, log 54

5.18am: Staalbierg Huk Lt abeam [S58E (T)], 7 ½ miles dist

8.0am: Clocks put to G.M. Time (retarded 8 minutes)

1.15pm: Altered course N56W, log 39, reduced 38 revs. Ship Head on to Wind and Sea

Number on sick list: Nil


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9 September 1917

At Sea

Lat 66.36, Long -27.25

4.0am: Altered course N37E, 63 revs, straight course

9.30am: Observed iceberg 310 feet high bearing NxW (C), dist 14 miles

10.15am: Divine Service

Noon: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

3.15pm: Sighted berg bearing NE (C), 11 miles

8.0pm: Observed land Starboard beam

Number on sick list: Nil


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10 September 1917

At Sea

Lat 65.75, Long -24.93

[Coordinates at Noon by land bearings]

3.05am: Observed Staalbierg Huk Light S33W (C)

4.45am: Observed Staalbierg Huk Light abeam, dist 10 miles

6.0am: Altered course N13E, log 71, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

9.15am: Divisions & Prayers. Exercised collision stations

9.30am: Altered course S26E, revs 63, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

5.25pm: Altered course S60E, log 99.5. Zigzag as before. Sighted French F/V “Tremontane”

10.0pm: Reduced 58 revs, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 1


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11 September 1917

At Sea

Lat 66.01, Long -24.58

[Coordinates at Noon by land bearings]

Am: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

4.20am: Staalbierg Huk Lt abeam, 10 miles dist, log 18.5

8.15am: Reduced 53 revs, Straight course

9.40am: Altered course N70E, log 74; 63 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

3.10pm: Reduced 53 revs, straight course

4.50pm: Fog cleared. Increased 63 revs, zigzag 3 points

8.35pm: Passed French F/V “Tremontane” previously boarded

10.0pm: Altered course N68E, log 13. Reduced 58 revs, zigzag 2 points

11.35pm: Staalbierg Hub Lt abeam, log 30, dist 9 miles

Number on sick list: 1


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12 September 1917

At Sea

Lat 66.23, Long -23.88

[Coordinates at Noon by land bearings]

4.0am: Altered course N68E, 58 revs, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

6.08am: Altered course S70E, log 101, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes. Increased 63 revs

9.50am: Altered course S67E, log 42.5. Straumnaes bore S12E (Comp), dist 9 miles

1.0pm: Altered course N79E. Reduced 53 revs, straight course

4.0pm: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

9.50pm: Altered course N53W. Decreased 53 revs, zigzag 2 points

Number on sick list: Nil


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13 September 1917

At Sea

Lat 66.56, Long -23.06

[Coordinates at Noon by land bearings]

1.0am: Altered course S47W, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

3.30am: Reduced 53 revs, straight course, log 20

8.45am: Increased 63 revs, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes. Altered course N80E

6.40pm: Reduced 58 revs, straight course

9.0pm: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

11.35pm: Staalbierg Huk Lt abeam, 7 miles dist

Number on sick list: Nil


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14 September 1917

At Sea

Lat 65.81, Long -24.38

[Coordinates at Noon by land bearings]

Am: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

9.30am: Increased 63 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

9.45am: Exercised “Action Stations”

9.50pm: Reduced 58 revs, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

10.0pm: Altered course N85E, straight course

Number on sick list: Nil


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15 September 1917

At Sea

Lat 66.06, Long -24.4

[Coordinates at Noon by land bearings]

3.15am: Staalbierg Huk Lt abeam, 10 miles dist

Straight course throughout

6.05am: Increased 58 revs, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

7.50am: Altered course N88E, straight course. Revs 58

11.30am: Commenced zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

3.20pm: Altered course S56W, straight course

8.07pm: Altered course S16W, log 75.5, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

11.0pm: Ondverdanes Lt abeam, dist 5 miles. Altered course N16E, reduced 53 revs, straight course

Number on sick list: Nil


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16 September 1917

At Sea

Lat 65.61, Long -24.81

[Coordinates at Noon by land bearings]

3.30am: Altered course N66E, straight course

4.30am: Staalbierg Huk Lt abeam, 7.5 miles dist

5.30am: Commenced zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

5.48am: Altered course S15W, straight course

6.30am: Increased 63 revs, zigzag 3 points, log 72

6.40am: Stopped both. Lowered seaboat to examine British SS “Noralshelsmie”. Allowed her to proceed

7.30am: Set course North, revs 63, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

1.50pm: Altered course N52E to intercept Steam trawlers

2.45pm: Closed 5 British trawlers “Conan Doyle” senior ship. Lowered seaboat to examine

3.30pm: Hoisted boat. Set Course S33W, 69 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

4.15pm: Staalbierg Huk abeam, 5 miles dist, altered course S15W

7.55pm: Ondeverdarnaes Lt abeam, log 9 miles

8.55pm: Malarif Lt abeam, dist 8 ½ miles, altered course South

Number on sick list: Nil


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17 September 1917

At Sea

Lat 63.03, Long -20.0

[Coordinates at Noon by land bearings]

1.40am: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

2.20am: Rekyjanes Lt abeam, dist 5 miles. Altered course S17E, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

7.15am: Observed Vestmannaeyjar Islands bearing S85E (C)

8.30am: Signalled HMS “Orcoma”

9.05am: Stopped, lowered seaboat

9.30am: Boat hoisted. Course set S58E, 63 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

10.40am: Sighted HM Trawlers

11.05am: Closed HMTs “Rushco” & “St Denis”. Stopped, lowered seaboat. Proceeded various courses & speeds

11.35am: Boat returned

0.05pm: Boat left “St Denis” proceeded

0.15pm: Set course S61E, 63 revs, zigzag 2 points

1.25pm: Boat returned

1.45pm: Boat hoisted

1.50pm: Course set N78W, 63 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: Nil


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18 September 1917

At Sea

Lat 62.8, Long -21.36

Am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

4.0am: Heimaey Lt abeam (N25W T)

6.40am: Stopped HM Trawler “St Denis”. Sent boat wit Engineer Officer

7.0am: Boat Clear. Set Course S5E, zigzag 3 points

9.15am: Exercised Action Stations. Divisions & Prayers

6.20pm: Increased 69 revs, zigzag 4 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: Nil


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19 September 1917

At Sea

Lat 62.73, Long -21.38

0.05am: Altered course N82W, zigzag 4 points every 10 minutes

Logged Mr LB Harper, Midshipman RNR, for being absent without leave thereby missing his ship when she proceeded to sea on August 29th, ship being under sailing orders [Signed L B Harper Mid.n, RNR]

11.10am: Courses various while adjusting Standard Compass

Noon: Resumed course S86E, zigzag 4 points

1.10pm: Commenced to swing ship for deviations

2.50pm: Resumed course S86E, zigzag 4 points every 10 minutes

4.35pm: Swung for adjusting Compass (Standard)

5.40pm: Resumed course

6.45pm: Altered course S40E, log 42 miles, approaching Spanish S/V “Espanna” flying correct flag of day. Allowed to proceed

8.30pm: Reduced 63 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: Nil


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20 September 1917

At Sea

Lat 62.71, Long -21.75

Am: 63 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

9.20am: Swinging ship for Compass adjustment

4.15pm: Evening Quarters. Exercised “Abandon Ship Stations”. Swinging ship for Compass adjustment

6.05pm: Resumed course S84E, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

9.30pm: Altered course N83W, log 52, zigzag as before. Heimaey Lt bore N45E (C), dist approx. 26

Number on sick list: Nil


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21 September 1917

At Sea

Lat 62.76, Long -21.46

Am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes throughout

9.30am: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes, log 88. Divisions & Prayers

Noon: Revs 58, straight course

Number on sick list: Nil


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22 September 1917

At Sea

Lat 62.9, Long -21.1

8.30am: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes. Altered course S83E, log 61.5. Increased 58 revs

11.15am: Decreased to 53 revs, straight course

3.30pm: Increased 58 revs, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

4.05pm: Altered course N60E, log 29, Straight

4.15pm: Evening Quarters. Closing armed trawlers. Lowered boat to HMS “Rushco”

5.20pm: Proceeded S48E, zigzag 3 points

6.50pm: Signalled trawlers

8.0pm: Revs 63, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

9.10pm: Reduced 58 revs, straight

Number on sick list: Nil


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23 September 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.981, Long -17.76

6.0am: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

10.20am: Church Service

10.55am: Altered course S62E, log 38. Reduced 63 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

3.0pm: Altered course ESE to intercept SS

3.25pm: Lowered boat to examine SS “Solveig Skogland”. Allowed vessel to proceed

4.05pm: Hoisted seaboat

4.20pm: Proceeded N21W, 63 revs, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

8.10pm: Stopped zigzagging

11.45pm: Altered course S60E, reduced 53 revs, straight course

Number on sick list: Nil


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24 September 1917

At Sea

Lat 62.21, Long -17.5

7.35am: Sighted SS, altered course to intercept. Log 41

8.0am: Closed SS “Songa” with cargo for Belgian Relief

9.40am: Lowered seaboat to examine her

10.0am: Hoisted seaboat, allowed vessel to proceed. Set course S5W, revs 58, straight course

Number on sick list: Nil


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25 September 1917

At Sea

Lat 62.16, Long -18.06

1.0pm: Altered course S61E, log 76, zigzag 2 points

2.15pm: Altered course N10E to intercept SS. Revs 63

2.50pm: Altered course N32E, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes, log 95.5

3.0pm: Closed SS “Solveig Skogland” flying correct flag of day. Allowed her to proceed

3.30pm: Proceeded N72W, log 2

3.40pm: Challenged HMS “Artois”, altered course N35W, log 3.5

5.10pm: Stopped “Artois”, boat alongside

5.30pm: Boat clear. Set course South, zigzag 2 points

9.50pm: Reduced 53 revs, straight course

Number on sick list: Nil


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26 September 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.01, Long -17.16

8.40am: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

9.15am: Divisions & Prayers. Exercised Action Stations

5.30pm: Altered course N20W (2° leeway)

9.30pm: Reduced 53 revs, straight course

Number on sick list: 1


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27 September 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.06, Long -17.16

Am: Straight course throughout

6.40pm: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes. Log 80.5

Number on sick list: 1


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28 September 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.86, Long -16.58

0.20am: Altered course S64E, log 41.5, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

7.0am: Altered course S44W, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

8.30am: Challenged HMS “Andes”

9.0am: Stopped & picked up “Andes” boat

9.08am: Boat clear, proceeded S6E, log 41.5. Revs 63, zigzag 2 points. Division & Prayers. Physical exercise. Exercised Action Stations

0.20pm: Altered course S50W (2° leeway)

3.0pm: Sighted HMS “Alsatian”. Challenged and exchanged Pennants

3.50pm: Altered course N60E, revs various. Courses various whilst with “Alsatian”

4.42pm: Course S26E to intercept sailing vessel “T M Neilson”. Allowed to proceed

6.05pm: Set course S39W, revs 63, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 1


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29 September 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.0, Long -17.0

Am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes throughout

9.45am: Altered course N20W to intercept Sailing vessel. Vessel “T M Neilson” previously boarded. Resumed course N27E, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

11.10am: Exchanged Pennants with HMS “Alsatian”

Number on sick list: 2


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30 September 1917

At Sea

Lat 57.2, Long -15.33

2.0am: Altered course N26E, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

9.10am: Sighted Convoy, altered course to close. Took station astern of Convoy. Courses, speeds and zigzag various

Divine Service

Pm: Zigzag various (wide)

2.0pm: Altered course Convoy S61E (T). Escort of 4 destroyers & 4 sloops joined Convoy

3.0pm: Speed of advance 7.5 knots

4.0pm: Speed of advance 8 knots

Wide zigzag carried out astern of Convoy

7.45pm: Revs 42, straight course

Various speeds keeping station astern of SS “Endip Range”

Number on sick list: 2


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[Jos P Kieran signs log book as Navigating Officer]

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[H C Watson signs log book Captain]

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[Barometer: Aneroid]



LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1917


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1 October 1917

At Sea

Lat 56.68, Long -10.58

Course of Convoy S61E (true). Various speeds keeping station astern SS “Endip Range”

Revs 37 & 38 Keeping station astern “Endip Range”

Zigzag irregular in rear of Convoy

7.0pm: Keeping station astern of SS “Endip Range”

Number on sick list: 2


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2 October 1917

At Sea

Lat 55.01, Long -5.2

[Coordinates at Noon by land bearings]

Speeds various to keep station astern of “Endip Range”

6.55am: Inishtrahull WSW (Mag), 10 ½ dist. Course S76E (T)

Keeping station astern of Convoy

Conforming with their zigzag

8.07am: Dispersed Convoy, log 11.5. Course set S28E (C)

9.10am: Entered Rathlin Sound, various courses

9.25am: Left Rathlin Sound

10.55am: Maidens abeam, altered course S77E, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

0.10pm: Corsewall Pt abeam, altered course N47E, zigzag as required

1.0pm: Ailsa Craig abeam

1.25pm: Turnberry Lt Ho abeam, altered course N32E

2.25pm: Lady Isle Lt Ho abeam, altered course N12W

3.20pm: Passed through Cumbrae, altered course N25E

4.0pm: Warrant N° 95 read

4.15pm: Passed through boom defence

4.30pm: Pilot boarded

5.0pm: Stopped

5.07pm: Let go Starboard anchor in 7 fms water, 3rd shackle awash

5.10pm: Ship brought up to anchor. Rung off Main Engines

Ship at anchor awaiting tide

9.20pm: Pilot boarded

9.24pm: Stand by engines. Commenced to heave in anchor

9.30pm: After tug fast. Proceeded up River Clyde. Engines & helm to orders

10.42pm: Dumbarton Rock abeam

11.15pm: Tug made fast foreward

Number on sick list: 1


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3 October 1917

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

Alongside N°3 berth Princes Dock

0.50am: Rung off main Engines

1.30am: Made fast alongside wharf in Princes dock

8.30am: Paid money; watch employed as requisite

Discharged one rating to hospital

Noon: Starboard watch granted long leave

5.30pm: Hands employed shifting ship


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4 October 1917

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

1.20am: Ship proceeded into dry dock

4.30am: Shored up

9.0am: Hands employed getting out cable and as required

1.15pm: Hands employed getting in stores, etc

Sentry from main gate returned aboard

Number on sick list: Nil


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5 October 1917

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands employed as requisite

1.15pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list: Nil


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6 October 1917

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands employed as required

4.30pm: Sergeant Major returned from infirmary

Number on sick list: Nil


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7 October 1917

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands employed as required

9.30am: Hands to clean

10.0am: Divisions

Pm: 1 Seaman joined ship for passage to “Patia”

Number on sick list: Nil


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8 October 1917

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands employed as requisite

1.0pm: Two stoker ratings joined ship

1.15pm: Hands employed painting, etc

Number on sick list: Nil


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9 October 1917

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands employed as requisite

10.20am: One writer rating joined ship

1.15pm: Hands painting, etc

Number on sick list:


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10 October 1917

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands getting ship rigged for coaling & as requisite

Pm: Hands employed variously

Number on sick list: Nil


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11 October 1917

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands employed as required

Two ratings joined ship for HMS “Ebro”

10.45am: 3 ratings joined ship

Number on sick list: Nil


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12 October 1917

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands employed as required

9.30am: One ships Corporal joined ship

9.10pm: Hands preparing to shift ship

10.30pm: Left graving dock

10.50pm: Ship fast alongside coaling tip

Number on sick list: Nil


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13 October 1917

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

12.30am: Started coaling

8.0am: Hands employed variously

3.0pm: One Corporal & 2 Cooks mates joined ship

Number on sick list:


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14 October 1917

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands cleaning ship

10.30am: Church parties landed

1.0pm: Church parties returned

5.50pm: 8 Ratings left ship for depot

6.0pm: 61 bags of mails arrived onboard

Number on sick list: Nil


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15 October 1917

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

7.0am: 21 Bags of mail left ship

8.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.30am: Two rating left ship for HMS “Ebro”

1.15pm: Hands getting in stores

Number on sick list: 2


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16 October 1917

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

9.15am: 1 Corporal mate joined ship

9.40am: Discharged one Corp. mate

11.25am: Tugs made fast, let go fore & aft

11.58am: Cleared Princes dock basin. Proceeded down Clyde. Engines & helm to orders

1.15pm: Let go fore tug

1.32pm: Passed Dumbarton Rock

2.20pm: Stopped

2.25pm: Dropped Pilot

2.30pm: Adjusting Compasses

3.15pm: Carrying out Paravane evolution

3.45pm: Engines & helm to orders

5.05pm: Stopped. Let go anchor (Port) in 15 fms water to 4 shackles. Ship brought up. Rung off main engines

7.20pm: Anchor aweigh. Proceeded 63 revs

7.40pm: Stopped awaiting on boom gates

8.05pm: Passed through boom defence. Streamed Paravanes

8.20pm: Log streamed, set course S27W, revs 80

9.15pm: Altered course S10E, Cumbrae NExE, 1 ½ miles dist

10.15pm: Altered course S37W. Log 25, Lady Isle Lt E ¼ N (M), [?]

11.05pm: Turnberry Lt abeam, 2 miles, altered course S50W

Number on sick list: 2


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17 October 1917

At Sea

Lat 56.66, Long -6.13

[Coordinates at Noon by land bearings]

0.45am: Corsewall Pt abeam

2.0am: Altered course N27W. Maidens bore South (T) 3 miles dist

3.0am: Benmore Hd abeam, dist 1 mile

3.25am: Entered Rathlin Sound

3.45am: Left Rathlin Sound

6.35am: Entered Sound of Islay

7.30am: Altered course N47E, log 48. Passed through Sound of Islay

8.0am: Proceeding thorugh Firth of Lorne & Sound of Mull. Courses various to Pilot’s orders

9.30am: Exercised Action Stations

7.55pm: Arnish Pt abeam

10.0pm: Butt of Lewis Lt abeam

Number on sick list: 1


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18 October 1917

At Sea

Lat 59.85, Long -10.83

3.25am: Paravanes onboard. Proceeded 80 revs

3.30am: Altered course N38W (3° leeway)

6.0am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

1.40pm: Altered course N39W, zigzag 2 ½ points every 10 minutes. Increased 74 revs

Log not registering properly speed from revolutions

4.35pm: Exchanged pendants HMS “Orvieto”

5.10pm: Stopped, log in. Discharged ratings & mail to “Orvieto’s” boat

5.25pm: Boat clear, proceeded West, revs 63, log out & reset

5.37pm: Altered course N26W, log 3. Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

8.50pm: Reduced 61 revs, straight course

Number on sick list: Nil


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19 October 1917

At Sea

Lat 62.3, Long -18.06

4.0am: Straight course throughout

Increased 63 revs, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

10.0am: Straight course

3.40pm: Increased 63 revs, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

8.30pm: Altered course N26E (2° leeway)

Number on sick list: Nil


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20 October 1917

At Sea

Lat 62.35, Long -17.35

Am: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes throughout

5.30am: Altered course N55E, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

11.0am: Altered course N70W to intercept SS

11.50am: Stopped, lowered seaboat to examine Belgian Relief SS “Comde le Flandre”. Allowed her to proceed

0.25pm: Boat returned & hoisted. Set Course S12E, 63 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

3.0pm: Sighted SS, altered course to N30W to intercept

3.35pm: Stopped, lowered boat to examine SS Belgian Relief SS “Flandres”. Log in

4.15pm: Boat returned & hoisted. Set course S23W, 63 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes. Allowed vessel to proceed

7.37pm: Altered course N26E, log 12, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: Nil


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21 October 1917

At Sea

Lat 62.28, Long -15.0

0.30am: Altered course S30W, reduced 60 revs, zigzag 2 points

4.0am: Altered course to SE to intercept SS

5.55am: Increased 80 revs. Courses various overtaking steamer

7.30am: Stopped. Lowered boat to examine Belgian SS “Gothland”. Allowed her to proceed. Boat returned and hoisted. Set course 8.15 to N43E, zigzag 2 points, 74 revs, Starboard Engine. Port Engine under repair

10.15am: Divine Service

10.40am: Ahead both engines 63 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

Noon: Altered course S32W, 63 revs, zigzag 2 points

3.20pm: Reduced 58 revs, straight course

5.0pm: Altered course S35W (3° leeway)

Number on sick list: Nil


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22 October 1917

At Sea

Lat 62.16, Long -16.66

Am: Straight course throughout

7.20am: Commenced zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

7.45am: Altered course to intercept SS

8.30am: Closed SS “Kurland” (Belgian), in ballast. Keeping station on SS: too rough to board

9.50am: Reduced 47 revs to keep station

Noon: Zigzag as required to keep station on SS

Pm: Zigzag as necessary to keep station on SS “Kunland”

7.25pm: Shipped heavy sea carrying away No 1 & 3 boats and davits, damaging No 5 & 7 & motor launch & gig. Stairs in scuttles on main deck. Flooding same damaging rails & gig on quarter deck

7.30pm: Reduced 37 revs. Hove ship to wind & sea

Number on sick list: 1


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23 October 1917

At Sea

Lat 62.58, Long -18.56

Am: Ship head on to Wind & Sea

Am: Wind & Sea moderating

Number on sick list: 2


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24 October 1917

At Sea

Lat 62.88, Long -19.08

Am: Closed up Guns Crews. N° S1 & P1 guns manned

7.0am: Altered course N13E. Observed Heimaey Lt bearing (N13E) c

8.05am: Altered course to intercept HM Trawlers

8.40am: Seaboat lowered

9.15am: Boat returned & hoisted. Proceeded 53 revs

9.30am: Increased 63 revs, set course S37E, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

3.0pm: Vestmannaeyjar Id ahead

5.50pm: Reduced 58 revs, straight course

Number on sick list: 1


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25 October 1917

At Sea

Lat 63.1, Long -19.93

[Coordinates at Noon by land bearings]

5.0am: Sighted Vestmannaeyjar Id light

7.20am: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

10.40am: Altered course S31W, log 54, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

3.0pm: Altered course S39E, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes. Increased to 74 revs

4.45pm: Altered course N35W to intercept trawler

5.25pm: Lowered seaboat to board HMT “Edwardian”. Various courses & speeds whilst boat away from ship

6.45pm: Seaboat returned & hoisted. Proceeded S58E, 63 revs, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

8.0pm: Portland Lt Ho on 4 points

8.40pm: Portland Lt Ho abeam, log 47.5, dist 9 miles

Number on sick list: 3


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26 October 1917

At Sea

Lat 62.9, Long -19.91

[Coordinates at Noon by land bearings]

1.20am: Altered course N58W, log 91, straight course

7.10am: Increased 63 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

9.15am: Divisions & prayers. Exercised “Action Stations”

Noon: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

1.30pm: Stopped zigzagging, log 13

2.10pm: Slowed down to communicate to HMT “Edwardian”

3.25pm: Proceeded S50E, log 27.5

5.35pm: Altered course N5E, log 55, revs 69, straight course

7.45pm: Altered course N15E, log 78.5. Closed HMT “Edwardian”. Courses & speeds various

8.10pm: Set course S39E, revs 68, zigzag 3 points

10.20pm: Portland Lt abeam, dist 12 miles

Number on sick list: 3


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27 October 1917

At Sea

Lat 63.05, Long -17.78

Am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

1.55am: Altered course S64E (2° leeway)

7.35am: Altered course North closing HMS “Changuinola”

7.51am: Boat alongside, stopped

7.55am: Boat clear

8.0am: Set course N61W, log out, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes, revs 68

11.40am: Altered course N24W, log 57, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

3.30pm: Observed SS smoke bearing N25W. Altered course to intercept N25W, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

3.45pm: HM Trawlers “Edwardian” & “Offa II” ahead. Ordered to close

4.15pm: Stopped, lowered seaboat. Various courses & speeds

5.50pm: Boat returned and hoisted

5.55pm: Set course S40E, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

7.45pm: Altered course S44E (4° leeway)

Number on sick list: 2


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28 October 1917

At Sea

Lat 63.21, Long -19.5

[Coordinates at Noon by land bearings]

Am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

5.27am: Heimaey Lt abeam, log 37

10.15am: Divine Service

11.0am: Stopped, lowered seaboat to communicate with HMT “Edwardian”. Courses & speeds various whilst in company with trawlers

11.55am: Seaboat hoisted

Noon: Proceeded S19E, 69 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

6.15pm: Eased 58 revs, straight course, log 71

9.10pm: Increased 69 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 2


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29 October 1917

At Sea

Lat 63.0, Long -20.65

Am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

7.0am: Altered course S58E. Reduced 58 revs, straight course

Number on sick list: 2


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30 October 1917

At Sea

Lat 63.01, Long -19.50

[Coordinates at Noon by land bearings]

8.0am: Altered course N68W, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

9.15am: Division & Prayers. Exercised Action Stations

1.50pm: Sighted trawlers bearing N22W (T)

4.0pm: Closed HMT “Edwardian” & “Offa II”. Lowered boat to communicate

5.30pm: Hoisted seaboat & proceeded S88W, 69 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 2


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31 October 1917

At Sea

Lat 63.11, Long -19.33

[Coordinates at Noon by land bearings]

0.10am: Altered course S82E, log 73, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

2.35am: Portland Light abeam, log 2

5.17am: Portland Lt abeam, log 33.5

7.15am: Altered course N78W (2° leeway)

10.10am: Altered course S45E to intercept schooner

11.10am: Boarded Danish Schooner “Ester” disabled

11.30am: Captain “Ester” onboard

Noon: Captain “Ester” returned to his ship

12.20pm: Passed & made fast tow rope to “Ester”. Proceeded 30 revs with S/V in tow. Revs various

4.55pm: Various Courses & speeds whilst communicating with “Ester”

7.30pm: Stopped engines. S/V “Ester” cast of towline 1 ½ West (T) of Ellidaey Island

7.40pm: Proceeded S60E, 63 revs

8.0pm: Altered course S35E, log streamed at 0; 63 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 2


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[Jos P Kieran signs log book Navigating Officer]

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[H C Watson signs log book Captain]

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[Barometer: Aneroid]



LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1917


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1 November 1917

At Sea

Lat 63.46, Long -20.16

2.20am: Reduced 53 revs, straight course

7.35am: Sighted trawlers

7.50am: Altered course S50E, 63 revs, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

8.25am: Closed trawlers. Courses & speeds various. Keeping company with trawlers

10.35am: Lowered seaboat. Courses & speeds various

11.30am: Picked up seaboat

11.35am: Proceeded 63 revs, various courses

11.50am: Observed wreck of Sailing Vessel on Skieret reef. Closed to examine. 5 men apparently salving part of cargo

1.20pm: Sent prize crew onboard HMS “Tenby Castle”. Lieut in charge of trawler reported wreck to be Schooner “Ester” of Denmark total wreck on Skieret reef. Crew of “Ester” safe onshore in hospital, fishermen salving Cargo

2.20pm: Seaboat hoisted. Proceeded S22E, 63 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 2


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2 November 1917

At Sea

Lat 62.96, Long -20.28

[Coordinates at Noon by land bearings]

Am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

2.25am: Portland Lt bore North true, dist 23 miles

5.40am: Heimaey Lt abeam, dist 25 miles

9.40am: Exercised Action Stations & proceeded to carry out 1” aiming practice

9.50am: Dropped target

11.20am: Ceased firing, picked up target

11.35am: Proceeded S60E, 63 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

4.40pm: Lowered seaboat to board trawlers

4.30pm: Hoisted seaboat. Set course S25W, 47 revs, zigzag 2 points

7.15pm: Lowered seaboat to board trawlers

7.40pm: Hoisted seaboat. Set course S29W, zigzag 3 points

Number on sick list: 2


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3 November 1917

At Sea

Lat 63.13, Long -19.15

[Coordinates at Noon by land bearings]

1.30am: Altered course N60W, log 94, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

10.15am: Sighted trawlers ahead

10.30am: Stopped lowered seaboat

10.50am: Seaboat returned with armed guard from HMS “Tenby Castle”

11.0am: Proceeded S82W, log 92, zigzag 2 points, revs 58

3.0pm: Revs 53. Steering N and S (T) every 10 minutes at rendezvous

Circling around RV with trawlers “Tenby Castle” and “Edward Williams”

6.0pm: Ordered trawlers to resume Patrol. Set course N65W, log 51

7.50pm: Altered course N40W, log 64.5; Straight course

11.0pm: Set course N81W, log 92, zigzag 2 points every 10 minute, revs 58

Number on sick list: 3


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4 November 1917

At Sea

Lat 62.91, Long -17.83

Am: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

7.50am: Challenged HMS “Andes”

8.40am: Closed “Andes”. Sent boat to her for mail & Engineer Officer

9.10am: Boat returned & hoisted

9.15am: Proceeded S52E, revs 69, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

10.30am: Divine Service

5.50pm: Altered course to North to intercept SS

6.17pm: Stopped lowered boat to examine Norwegian SS “Liv”. Allowed her to proceed

7.05pm: Boat returned & hoisted. Set course N89W, Revs 63, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

Midnight: Sighted vessel without lights bearing SExE (C)

Number on sick list: 4


[Norwegian SS “Liv” also here: http://www.warsailors.com/singleships/liv.html]


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5 November 1917

At Sea

Lat 62.88, Long -17.3

0.15am: Closed & examined S/V “Ami” previously boarded by HMS “Changuinola”

0.40am: Proceeded N41W, log 57.5, revs 63

Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

8.0am: Sighted SS “Liv” which boarded on the 4th

0.05pm: Altered course NNE to intercept S/Ship

Schooner “Ami” previously boarded

8.45pm: Altered course N23E to intercept SS

9.15pm: Lowered seaboat to examine SS “Stornstad”, Norway. Allowed her to proceed

9.55pm: Boat returned & hoisted. Proceeded N84W, 63 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 3


[According to HMS “Changuinola” logs she was Danish schooner “Ami”. Built 1905 in Marstal, owner C.H. Christensen, Marstal. HMS “Changuinola” met and boarded SS “Ami” November 4th, 1917]


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6 November 1917

At Sea

Lat 62.83, Long -18.03

0.50am: Altered course N41W, log 25.5, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

9.35am: Out target for 6 inch gun practice

9.50am: Commenced firing

11.20am: Finished firing

11.25am: In target. Various courses & speeds during target practice

11.30am: Set course S60E, revs 63, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

1.15pm: Altered course South to intercept Sailing Vessel

11.25pm: Resumed course S60E, zigzag 3points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 2


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7 November 1917

At Sea

Lat 62.88, Long -17.3

1.25am: Altered course to West to intercept SS

2.05am: Stopped lowered Seaboat to examine Aux S/V “Godthaab”, Government vessel. Papers correct. Allowed her to proceed

2.50am: Set course N32W, 63 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

9.30am: Exercised Action Stations

11.45am: Altered course N69E to intercept Sailing Vessel

0.40pm: Altered course S35E, log 89, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

9.30pm: Reduced 53 revs, straight course

Wind & Sea increasing

Number on sick list: 2


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8 November 1917

At Sea

Lat 62.81, Long -19.31

2.10am: Altered course N41W, log 18.5, straight course

Number on sick list: 3


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9 November 1917

At Sea

Lat 62.86, Long -17.95

1.30am: Altered course East, log 45. Straight course

8.05am: Increased 63 revs, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

8.45pm: Exercised Action Stations

Number on sick list: 2


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10 November 1917

At Sea

Lat 62.91, Long -18.98

0.13am: Altered course N41W, log 52, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

9.05am: Altered course N67E, log 43, to intercept HM Trawler “Saxon”

10.10am: Left trawler & swung ship

10.35am: Set course S51E, log 55, zigzag 3 points

3.0pm: Sighted “Ebro”, altered course S39E, zigzag as before

3.35pm: Stopped sent boat away to “Ebro”

4.0pm: Boat returned & hoisted

4.05pm: Altered course S28E, revs 63, zigzag 3 points

6.30pm: Closed Danish Ketch “Fawn”. Stopped boat lowered to examine her

7.05pm: Boat returned & hoisted

7.10pm: Course S22E, revs 63, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 1


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11 November 1917

At Sea

Lat 62.1, Long -18.45

Am: Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

9.0am: Closed SS

9.10am: Lowered boat to examine Norge SS “H. C. Flood”. Allowed her to proceed

9.55am: Seaboat returned & hoisted

10.0am: Set course S56E, revs 63, zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

10.30am: Church Service

5.30pm: Stopped lowered boat to examine Danish Aux. Barqentine “Denmark”

6.15pm: Boat returned & hoisted. Proceeded SExE keeping station on Aux Bq “Danmark”

9.20 to 10.25pm: Courses & speeds various. Ordered Barque to heave to till morning

Revs 42, turning 16 points as necessary to keep station

Number on sick list: 3


[Possibly bark “Danmark” built 1892. http://www.jmarcussen.dk/maritim/skibsliste/side.php?id=8120]


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12 November 1917

At Sea

Lat 62.16, Long -15.35

Turning 16 points as necessary keeping station on “Danmark”

Keeping station on “Danmark”

9.20am: Stopped. Lowered seaboat with prize crews Sub Lt Burton & Mid Bull & six ratings

10.20am: Stopped, hoisted seaboat

Turning 16 points as necessary keeping station on “Danmark” awaiting arrival of trawler escort

Pm: Keeping station on Barquentine “Danmark” turning 16 points as required

8.0pm: Keeping station on “Danmark”

11.0pm: Challenged HM Trawler “Saxon” & “Lord Landsdownie”. Signalled instruction to “Saxon” & “Danmark” ordering them to Stornway

Number on sick list: 3


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13 November 1917

At Sea

Lat 62.08, Long -17.33

Straight course throughout watch

9.30am: Exercised “Action Stations”

11.0am: Passed S/V “Dagny” previously boarded

2.45pm: Altered course ENE to intercept SS “Dora”

3.15pm: Stopped. Lowered seaboat to examine American SS “Dora”. Papers correct. Allowed her to proceed

4.0pm: Hoisted seaboat. Proceeded S45E, revs 63, straight course

Number on sick list: 3


[S/V “Dagny” perhaps Danish SS “Dagny”]


[American SS “Dora”: perhaps SS “Dora” built 1913]


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14 November 1917

At Sea

Lat 62.0, Long -18.43

Straight course

9.0am: Altered course East, zigzag 3 points

10.20am: Exchanged compliments with American SS “Dora”

0.10pm: Altered course S22E, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

11.55pm: Altered course S63W, log 89. Straight course throughout

Number on sick list: 3


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15 November 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.71, Long -18.0

Straight course

2.0am: Altered course S60W, 3° leeway

8.30am: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

4.55pm: Stopped engines

6.25pm: Challenged “Alsatian”

7.25pm: Seaboat alongside

7.35pm: Boat clear

7.40pm: Proceeded S49E, 63 revs. Straight course

Number on sick list: 2


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16 November 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.56, Long -10.56

Straight course

6.30am: Altered course S50E. Increased Full Speed, log 78. Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

8.45am: Fog set in

9.20am: Divisions & Prayers. Tested mine releasing gear & Alarm bells

4.25pm: Starboard Paravane running correct

4.35pm: Port Paravane running correct

5.40pm: Straight course

11.0pm: Passed Patrol trawler

Number on sick list: Nil


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17 November 1917

Lock Ewe

Lat 57.86, Long -5.66

2.20am: Butt of Lewis Lt bore S22W (C)

5.27am: Tuimpan Head Lt abeam, 5 miles dist, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

6.55am: Challenged & Reply HMS “Nicator” destroyer

7.35am: Rudh Re abeam

7.50am: Stopped awaiting gate to open outside Lock Ewe

7.55am: Paravanes lifted

8.55am: Passed boom

9.15am: Let go port anchor in 15 fms water to 4 ½ shackles. in No 2 berth

9.24am: Rung off Engines

Anchor Bearings (Compass): Signal Station N25W; Aird Point N10E; Ship’s Head SW

Bearings frequently verified

10.30pm: Ship swung through West to North

Number on sick list: 1


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18 November 1917

At Sea

Lat 57.9, Long -5.96

[Coordinates at Noon by land bearings]

Anchor Bearigns: Farm Isle of Ewe N75W (C); Signal Station N25W (C); Ship’s Head SSW

7.50am: Trawler Patrol left harbour

9.30am: HML 205 alongside with letter for Captain

10.15am: Hove short cable

10.45am: Anchor aweigh. Courses various to Pilot orders

Destroyer “Nicator” in company as escort

11.03am: Passed through boom defence

11.10am: Log streamed

11.45am: Course N45W, zigzag 2 points

5.0pm: Stopped zigzagging

6.0pm: Destroyer taking position astern

7.10pm: Barra Hd Lt abeam, 16 miles dis

7.20pm: Observed Skerryvore Lt bearing S12W (C)

9.30pm: Skerryvore bearing N82E (C). Altered course S15E, log 38.5, straight course

Number on sick list: 1


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19 November 1917

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.03

2.25am: Altacarry Lt abeam, 1 mile dist

5.15am: Maidens Lt abeam, 5 mile dist

6.15am: Destroyer zigzagging ahead. Corsewall Pt Lt abeam, 2 mile dist

9.25am: Cumbrae abeam. Reduced speed to take in paravanes

8.55am: Paravanes in; proceeded Full Speed

10.10am: Skelmorlie Buoy abeam

10.30am: Passed through boom gate

10.45am: Pilot boarded

11.05am: Tug made fast astern

Noon: Proceeding up River Clyde

1.45pm: Alongside berth Princes dock. Finished with Main Engines

4.30pm: Hands getting out ammunition

6.20pm: Armed guard came onboard. Hands paid money

Number on sick list: Nil


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20 November 1917

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.03

1.40am: One absentee reported himself onboard

8.0am: Hands working about magazines and as required

10.30am: 5 prisoners and escort left ship for prison

1.0pm: Escort returned to ship

Number on sick list: Nil


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21 November 1917

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.03

7.30am: Hands shifting ship

9.0am: Secured in No 14 berth

9.30am: Hands employed as required

10.0am: Commenced coaling ship

4.0pm: One prisoner & escort returned onboard

8.30pm: Two Stokers joined ship

Number on sick list: Nil


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22 November 1917

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.03

8.0am: Hands employed refitting, etc

1.15pm: Hands provisioning ship

Number on sick list: Nil


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23 November 1917

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.03

8.0am: Hands employed as required

1.15pm: Hands getting in stores, etc

Number on sick list: Nil


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24 November 1917

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.03

8.30am: Shifted Ship

Hands employed cleaning decks, etc

10.0am: Six ratings joined ship

11.0am: Seven ratings joined ship

Number on sick list: 1


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25 November 1917

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.03

8.0am: Hands cleaning ship, etc

10.30am: Church Parties landed

0.45pm: Church Parties returned

Number on sick list: 1


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26 November 1917

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.03

8.0am: Hands employed as required

10.45am: Hands shifting ship

3.0pm: Shifted Ship

7.35pm: Two officers joined ship

8.15pm: One Midshipman joined ship

9.30pm: Two ratings for “Ebro” joined

10.30pm: One rating for “Changuinola” joined ship

Number on sick list: Nil


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27 November 1917

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.03

8.0am: Hands returning ammunitions to magazines

9.30am: One rating for “Changuinola” joined ship

1.15pm: Hands getting in ammunition

Number on sick list: 1


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28 November 1917

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.03

8.0am: Hands employed as required

10.0am: Tug made fast. Cast off from wharf

10.10am: Clear of Dock. Engines & helm to orders from pilot. Proceeding down Clyde

0.20pm: Let go after tug

0.30pm: Stopped. Proceeding to anchor

0.40pm: Let go Port anchor to 5 shackles in 8 ½ fms water

0.50pm: Secured cable

0.57pm: Rung off Main Engines

Anchor bearings: Ship’s Head SSE; Whitefarland Pier S87W (C); Tail of Bank buoy S31W (C); Roseneath Patch N69W (C)

9.30pm: Motor boat left for shore with one officer and carley

Number on sick list: 1


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29 November 1917

Greenock

Lat 55.97, Long -4.8

Anchor Bearings: Roseneath Patch N61W (C); Tail of Bank S29W (C); Ship’s Head South

1.30am: Ship swung to Ebb

7.55am: Motor boat alongside. Sub Lt Burton with dispatches

9.30am: Divisions. Exercised Action Stations

Gig left for shore

Noon: Gig returned

1.30pm: Ship swung to Ebb

5.30pm: 3 officers & ratings for 10th Cruiser Squadron sent ashore

8.45pm: Gig hoisted

10.05pm: Officer arrived onboard with dispatches

Number on sick list: 2


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30 November 1917

At Sea

Lat 55.25, Long -4.98

4.0am: Heaving up anchor

4.30am: Anchor aweigh. Proceeded 63 revs

5.07am: Passed through boom gate. Set course S30W. Guns crews and lookouts closed up

6.23am: Little Cumbrae Lt abeam. Altered course S18W

7.30am: Hauled in log

7.46am: Passed Holy Id [?]

8.0am: Proceeded to anchorage at Lamlash

8.10am: Let go Port anchor to 6 shackles

8.15am: Brought up. Rung off Main Engines

Anchor Bearings: W. Church N52W (C); L. Church (C); Ship’s Head WSW

9.45am: Hauled short

10.0am: Anchor up

10.20am: Passed through boom gate

Course & speed various keeping station in Convoy

Convoy in station

6.30pm: Altered course N50W, log 63. Altacarry Head passing South, 5 miles

Convoy in station

Number on sick list: 3


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[Jos P Kieran signs December 1917 log as Navigating Officer]

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[H C Watson signs December 1917 log as Captain]

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[Barometer: Aneroid]



LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1917


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1 December 1917

At Sea

Lat 55.35, Long -9.06

1.0am: Altered course N81W, log 10.5, Inishtrahull Lt bearing S ¼ E(C), 8 miles

4.0am: Speeds various keeping station in Convoy

4.30am: Sighted Tory Id Lt bearing S54W (C)

8.0am: Revs various keeping station

Noon: Altered course N40W. Escort returned to Port

Read Warrant 101

Midnight: Revs various keeping in station


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2 December 1917

At Sea

Lat 55.0, Long -12.8

4.0am: Revs various keeping in station

Noon: Revs various keeping in station

3.0pm: Convoy dispersed. Set Co N76W, zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes. Log reset

Clocks retarded 35 minutes

6.30pm: Stopped zigzagging

8.0pm: Clocks retarded 35 minutes

9.0pm: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes


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3 December 1917

At Sea

Lat 54.03, Long -21.2

Midnight: Altered course to N74W (2° leeway)

4.0am: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

4.10am: Stopped zigzagging

Pm: Straight course throughout

5.0pm: Clocks retarded 35 minutes


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4 December 1917

At Sea

Lat 52.65, Long -29.0

9.20am: Divisions & Prayers. Exercised action stations

Noon: Started zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

0.20pm: Stopped zigzagging

Clocks retarded 28 minutes


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5 December 1917

At Sea

Lat 50.81, Long -35.78

Pm: Clocks retarded 16 minutes


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6 December 1917

At Sea

Lat 49.46, Long -40.25

9.20am: Divisions & Prayers. Tested mine releasing gear

1.45pm: Reduced to 58 revs to repair Scuttles on Forecastle

5.0pm: Retarded clocks 20 minutes


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7 December 1917

At Sea

Lat 47.2, Long -45.75

8.0am: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

10.32am: Sighted schooner on Port bow

1.50pm: Passed HMS “Victorian” with Convoy. Stopped zigzagging

Clocks retarded 20 minutes

Midnight: Burning steaming lights


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8 December 1917

At Sea

Lat 45.0, Long -51.76

3.0am: Altered course S80W, fog cleared

Pm: Clocks retarded 20 minutes


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9 December 1917

At Sea

Lat 44.63, Long -57.75

Am: Soundings continually taken

Pm: Clocks retarded 20 minutes


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10 December 1917

At Sea

Lat 43.1, Long -62.83

2.30pm: Communicated with disabled SS “Pretorian”

2.45pm: Stopped, log in, awaiting for finer weather to take vessel in tow

Keeping station on “Pretorian”

Various courses & speeds to keep station on “Pretorian” drifting to leeward


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11 December 1917

At Sea

Lat 43.08, Long -62.31

Am: Ships drifting to leeward about 3 knots an hour

4.0am: Keeping in station on “Pretorian”

10.0am: “Pretonian” under way

11.0am: Log streamed. Courses & speeds various keeping station on vessel’s quarter

Keeping station on “Pretonian”

Midnight: Keeping station


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12 December 1917

Halifax

Lat 44.69, Long -63.64

Am: Keeping station astern of “Pretorian”

7.0am: Set course NWxN. “Pretorian” keeping station astern

9.25am: Rounded Whistle buoy

9.45am: Parted company with “Pretorian”

10.45am: Passed Manger Beach Lt Ho. Log hauled in

10.55am: Passed first boom gate

11.0am: Passed through 2nd boom gate

11.45am: Dropped anchor to 4 shackles in 14 fms water. Rung off Main Engines

Anchor Bearings: Ship’s Head NWxW; oil Tank Pier S12E (Comp); Tall Chimney S46W (Comp)

3.20pm: Commenced heaving in anchor

3.45pm: Anchor clear. Speeds & Courses various proceeding out of Bedford Basin

4.22pm: Let go Port anchor in 11 fms water to 50 fms cable. Brought up. Rung off Main Engines

Anchor lights exhibited

Anchor bearings: Ship’s head NE; George’s Island S15W (Comp), Citadel Flag staff S83W (Comp); Mount Hope Asylum S65E (Comp)


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13 December 1917

Halifax, N.S.

Lat 44.69, Long -63.64

Anchor bearings: Ship’s Head NxE; George Id S15W (C); Citadel Flag Staff S81W (C)

8.0am: Hands employed variously


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14 December 1917

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.69, Long -63.64

6.0am: Hands preparing ship for coaling

8.30am: Tugs alongside. Hands variously employed

2.45pm: Hove in Starboard anchor


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15 December 1917

Halifax, N. Scotia

Lat 44.69, Long -63.64

7.45am: Working party landed for dockyard

Provisioning Party returned with stores

Pm: Hands provisioning ship

8.0pm: Finished getting in stores

9.0pm: Rounds made, all correct


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16 December 1917

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.69, Long -63.64

7.0am: Called hands

8.0am: Hands employed as requisite

10.15am: Hove up anchor

10.25am: Proceeded out of harbour

10.35am: Passed first boom

10.40am: Passed 2nd boom

11.20am: Course S18E, revs various. Keeping station astern of convoy

0.50pm: Whistle buoy abeam. Altered course S66E. Log streamed

4.0pm: Convoy in station


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17 December 1917

At Sea

Lat 45.43, Long -59.5

Convoy in Station

7.10am: Convoy speed 7 knots. Proceeded to round up ships of Convoy

9.0am: Ships in Station

11.40am: Started zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

Noon: Stopped zigzagging

Pm: Ships in station

Electric clocks advanced 16 minutes

8.0pm: Convoy in station


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18 December 1917

At Sea

Lat 45.86, Long -55.55

Convoy in Station

7.25am: Altered course to