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Armed Merchant Cruiser, mercantile conversion

Pendant No M.67 (on coming into service), (no pendant assigned 1.18). Built 1892, 6,929grt, 18.5kts. Armament: 8-4.7in (later 8-6in). In service 17.8.14, purchased by Admiralty 1916. Of over 60 commissioned AMC's employed on patrol and later convoy protection, 33 served with 10th CS on Northern Patrol. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Suez Canal 2-4 Feb 1915. Sold 4.22 Stelp & Leighton to BU. (British Warships 1914-1919)

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Notes:

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

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

Editor’s notes:

Many of the hyperlinks in this document lead to the invaluable http://www.clydesite.co.uk, to whom I am extremely grateful. Their contributors, Stuart Cameron, Bruce Allen, John Ward-McQuaid, George Robinson and others are to be congratulated and thanked.

Most of the ship pictures are from http://www.photoship.co.uk/, a great site for the enthusiast. I am also indebted to www.wikipedia.org/‎ of course and the excellently researched www.wrecksite.eu/‎, sadly the last and only information that we have for so many ships. Many thanks to http://www.theshipslist.com/, a must for any researcher and http://navypedia.org/ has time and again provided information on long-forgotten warships from one hundred years ago.

Thanks also to http://www.dreadnoughtproject.org, http://www.red-duster.co.uk, http://www.swanseadocks.co.uk, http://www.benjidog.co.uk, http://www.bandcstaffregister.co.uk, http://www.tynebuiltships.co.uk, http://www.flotilla-australia.com, http://www.ssmaritime.com, http://www.angelfire.com/de/BobSanders, http://www.merchantnavyofficers.com and http://www.roll-of-honour.com, all of which are packed with valuable information on the vessels and sailors named in this log and of course many others.

These sites are managed by people like us, who are fascinated by ships that no longer leave a wake on the ocean and to all of them I wish fair winds!

The second line of each day’s entry is the position of the ship at noon in the modern decimal format. Other positions in the text are given in old-fashioned degrees and minutes.

Each day’s activity is usually a precis, omitting the purely routine entries, but occasionally on a quiet day in harbour, every entry is included to give a flavour of the routine. Keen readers may care to delve deeper by clicking on the hyperlink for any day, but be warned, the handwriting is often poor and the ink faded. Good luck! Ed.

THE VOYAGES OF HMS HIMALAYA 1916-1918
(More detailed plots follow in the text)

JP map overview

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

THE VOYAGES OF HMS HIMALAYA
Liverpool to Zanzibar

JP map Himalaya Liverpool to Zanzibar

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LOGS FOR APRIL 1916

(Liverpool to St Vincent)


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Part of front cover, signed WW Cooke, navigating officer.


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Page of tested fuel consumption figures and a note that ordinary speed and/or consumption was exceeded from the 21st to the 29th April 1916, by reason of sailing orders to proceed at high speed from Liverpool to St Vincent, CV. For 193 hours during that period, Himalaya consumed an average of 4.5 tons of coal an hour at an average speed of 15.5 mph, a consumption rate of 1 ton to every 3.4 miles. Signed by Captain C Mackenzie RN, dated 30th April 1916. (Captain Mackenzie remained in command of Himalaya throughout her service as an AMC and a short service biography can be found at the end of this document)


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Instrument page.

Mercurial barometer. Lilley and Son, London. Cistern 35’ asl.

Air thermometers. On bridge, screened, Gregioni, Liverpool.

Sea thermometer. Cossor and Son, London.

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11 April 1916

Canada Dock, Liverpool.

Lat 53.436, Long -3.005

9.0am: Ship recommissioned.

9.30am: Ship’s company arrived from Chatham.

Commenced coaling and refitting.


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12 April 1916

Canada Dock, Liverpool.

Lat 53.436, Long -3.005

Hands employed coaling and taking in provisions.


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13 April 1916

Canada Dock, Liverpool.

Lat 53.436, Long -3.005

In am: Finished coaling, received 1,267 tons.

Hands employed taking in stores.


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14 April 1916

Canada Dock, Liverpool.

Lat 53.436, Long -3.005

Taking in provisions.


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15 April 1916

Canada Dock, Liverpool.

Lat 53.436, Long -3.005

Saturday routine.

In pm: Make and mend.

Leave to starboard watch till 7.0am Monday, to first part of port watch till 8.0am Sunday.


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16 April 1916

Canada Dock, Liverpool.

Lat 53.436, Long -3.005


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17 April 1916

Canada Dock, Liverpool.

Lat 53.436, Long -3.005

3.0pm: Floating crane came alongside to hoist out old bower anchor.

3.30pm: Tug Collingwood standing by.

8.30pm: Floating crane and Collingwood left.


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18 April 1916

Canada Dock, Liverpool.

Lat 53.436, Long -3.005

In pm: Coaling, received 180.7 tons.


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19 April 1916

Canada Dock, Liverpool.

Lat 53.436, Long -3.005

Hands employed taking in ammunition.

Paid advance to mercantile ratings.


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20 April 1916

Canada Dock, Liverpool.

Lat 53.436, Long -3.005

11.12am: Let go from wharf and proceeded out of dock, assisted by tugs Canning and Wellington. Passed through lock.

12.37pm: Anchored 2.5 cables* West of Prince's landing stage.

* A cable as a unit of measurement in the RN is 200 yards.


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21 April 1916

Liverpool and at sea.

Lat 53.44, Long -3.01

One CPO telegraphist joined ship.

In am: Exercised “abandon ship stations”, “general quarters” and “red, white and blue watches”.

12.10pm: Weighed and proceeded.

1.37pm: Stopped off Formby to discharge pilot.

1.58pm: Bar LV abeam.

2.30pm: Exercised “action”. Fired one round from each gun to test mountings. Expended nine rounds 6” QF practice.

Zig-zagging every ten minutes, course N73W.

5.30pm: Skerries LH bg S10E.

6.40pm: Same bg S73E 12 miles.

8.0pm: Pos. 53 10N, 4 58W.

10.12pm: Bardsey LH bg S77E 3 miles.


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22 April 1916

At sea.

Lat 50.1, Long -5.8

1.0am: Bishops LH abeam 3 miles.

2.30am: S Bishops LH bg East.

2.48am: St Ann's Head abeam 6.5 miles.

4.30am: Lundy North LH bg S15E.

5.0am: Commenced zigzag.

5.23am: Lundy South LH bg S75W.

6.22am: Hartland Pt abeam 3 miles.

8.0am: Pos. 50 47N, 5 02W.

11.25am: Longships LH bg S26W.

12 noon: Same bg East.

8.0pm: Pos. 48 44 N, 5 20W.

9.12pm: Ushant bg East 3 miles.


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23 April 1916

At sea.

Lat 46.3, Long -9.25

7.10am: HMS Havelock passed bound North in 47 00N, 8 00W.

8.0am: Pos. 46 56N, 8 10W.

11.40am: Passed Belgian relief ship bound NNE.

8.0pm: Pos. 45 08N, 11 14W.


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24 April 1916

At sea.

Lat 43.3, Long -14.1

SW’ly courses all day.

8.0am: Pos. 43 41N, 13 40W.

4.0pm: Read warrants Nos 1 and 2.

8.0pm: Pos. 42 08N, 14 47W.


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25 April 1916

At sea.

Lat 39.2, Long -16.6

SW’ly courses all day.

8.0am: Pos. 39 52N, 16 06W.

8.0pm: Pos. 37 34N, 17 25W.


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26 April 1916

At sea.

Lat 34.1, Long -19.25

SW’ly courses all day.

8.0am: Pos. 35 03N, 18 52W.

8.30am: Passed SS Maine, London, Northbound.

5.45pm: No 1 ballast tak reported full.

8.0pm: Pos. 32 23N, 19 49W.


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27 April 1916

At sea.

Lat 28.5, Long -21.4

SW’ly courses all day.

8.0am: Pos. 29 27N, 20 51W.

8.0pm: Pos. 26 30N, 21 51W.


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28 April 1916

At sea.

Lat 22.5, Long -22.95

SW’ly courses all day.

8.0am: Pos. 23 32N, 22 44W.

8.0pm: Pos. 20 30N, 23 39W.


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29 April 1916

At sea to St Vincent.

Lat 16.85, Long -25.0

8.0am: Pos. 17 39N, 24 41W.

10.40am: Bird I. abeam 3 cables.

11.05am: Anchored, St Vincent.

Banked fires.

In harbour, HMS’ King Alfred, Swiftsure, Sutlej, Marmora and Carmania.

6.0pm: Carmania sailed.


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30 April 1916

St Vincent.

Lat 16.85, Long -25.0

4.30am: SS Orita* arrived and anchored.

12 noon: HMS Marmora sailed.

* Orita, Pacific SN Co., the first of two ships with this name, 1903, 9,266 grt, scrapped 1931.



LOGS FOR MAY 1916

(St Vincent, St Helena and Simonstown)


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Front cover, signed WW Cooke, navigating officer.


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C MacKenzie signs as Captain, 1st June 1916.


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Instrument page.

Mercurial barometer. Lilley and Son, London. Cistern 35’ asl.

Air thermometers. On bridge, screened, Gregioni, Liverpool.

Sea thermometer. Cossor and Son, London.


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1 May 1916

St Vincent.

Lat 16.85, Long -25.0

6.0am: Coal lighters alongside.

7.0am: Dutch cruiser Noordbrabant (Noord Brabant in log) arrived and saluted flag of RA Sir A Moore, 13 guns. HMS King Alfred returned salute.

7.30am: Commenced coaling. (A nice account of coaling here. Yes, the officers really did join in!)

3.0pm: Guard mustered for Captain of Province.

5.30pm: Ceased coaling, 289 tons total.

6.10pm: Noordbrabant sailed.


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2 May 1916

St Vincent and at sea.

Lat 16.85, Long -25.0

6.10am: Commenced coaling.

4.30pm: Finished coaling, received 630 tons.

5.15pm: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0pm: Pos. 16 34N, 25 06W.


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3 May 1916

At sea.

Lat 13.4, Long -24.0

7.08am: Fogo Peak bg N45E 38 miles.

8.0am: Pos. 14 12N, 24 31W.

8.0pm: Pos. 11 48N, 23 01W.


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4 May 1916

At sea.

Lat 8.5, Long -21.1

Courses East of South all day.

8.0am: Pos. 8 33N, 21 39W.

8.0pm: Pos. 6 56N, 20 06W.


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5 May 1916

At sea.

Lat 3.9, Long -18.3

Courses East of South all day.

8.0am: Pos. 4 35N, 18 38W.

8.0pm: Pos. 2 21N, 17 13W.


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6 May 1916

At sea.

Lat -0.25, Long -15.3

6.47am: Reduced speed and swung ship for deviation.

8.0am: Pos. 0 15N, 15 48W.

8.0pm: Pos. 1 39S, 14 27W.


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(Data on ship's headings, errors, variations, and deviations.)


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7 May 1916

At sea.

Lat -4.4, Long -12.8

8.0am: Pos. 3 42S, 13 16W.

8.0pm: Pos. 5 55S, 11 53W.


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8 May 1916

At sea

Lat -8.9, Long -10.45

8.0am: Pos. 8 07S, 10 51W,

11.42am: A/c to close steamer sighted steering NW.

12 noon: Steamer found to be SS Indrasamha. Resumed course.

8.0pm: Pos. 10 20N, 9 27W.


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9 May 1916

At sea.

Lat -13.2, Long -7.45

8.0am: Pos. 12 32S, 7 59W.

4.08pm: Dropped target for 1” aiming practice. Ammunition expended 64 rounds of 1” aiming.

8.0pm: Pos. 14 08S, 6 43W.


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10 May 1916

At sea to St Helena and at sea.

Lat -15.9, Long -5.7

8.0am: Pos. 15 55S, 5 44W.

8.21am: Anchored, James Town, St. Helena. Health officer and officer of port boarded. Pratique granted.

6.02pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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11 May 1916

At sea.

Lat -18,2, Long -2.9

8.0am: Pos. 17 39S, 3 31W.

8.0pm: Pos. 19 16S, 1 32W.


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12 May 1916

At sea.

Lat -21.4, Long 1.1

7.10am: Sighted steamer steering NW.

8.0am: Pos. 20 51S, 0 25E.

8.0pm: Pos. 22 41S, 2 29E.


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13 May 1916

At sea.

Lat -24.7, Long 5.0

8.0am: Pos. 24 12S, 4 18E.

8.0pm: Pos. 25 45S, 6 24E.


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14 May 1916

At sea.

Lat -27.9, Long 9.1

8.0am: Pos. 27 18S, 8 27E.

8.0pm: Pos. 28 55S, 10 34E.


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15 May 1916

At sea.

Lat -30.7, Long 13.3

8.0am: Pos. 30 22S, 12 49E.

8.0pm: Pos. 31 46S, 14 55E.

Read warrants Nos 4 and 5.


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16 May 1916

At sea to Simon’s Bay.

Lat -33.7, Long 17.6

8.0am: Pos. 33 08S, 17 03E.

6.15pm: Anchored in Simon’s Bay. Banked fires.


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17 May 1916

Simon’s Bay.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

10.59am: Weighed and shifted berth.


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18 May 1916

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

7.48am: Weighed and entered basin to moor alongside 5 berth, East Yard.


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19 May 1916

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

Hands employed scaling ship’s side and hauling port cable ashore.


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20 May 1916

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

Hands employed scaling ships side and hauling starboard cable ashore.

2.15pm: Collier Y704 anchored in bay.


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21 May 1916

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

9.30am: Church party from HMS Kent arrived.

Roman Catholic church party landed.

2.20pm: Landed escort of three ratings.

3.45pm: Escort returned with one prisoner.


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22 May 1916

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

4.30pm: One seaman rating discharged to HMS Hyacinth.


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23 May 1916

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

Cleaning holds, scaling ship’s side.


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24 May 1916

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

7.30am: 64 special liberty men landed.

10.20am: HMS Rinaldo moored alongside collier Y704.

2.15pm: HMS Rinaldo moved to No 1 berth and collier Y704 to No 3 berth, East yard.

9.45pm: 64 special liberty men returned.


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25 May 1916

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

Painting ship’s side.


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26 May 1916

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

Painting ship’s side.


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27 May 1916

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

7.50am: Escort landed and returned with one prisoner.

6.45pm: One signal rating joined from dockyard.

8.45pm: 44 special liberty men returned on board.


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28 May 1916

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

Sunday routine.


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29 May 1916

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

9.30am: HMS Kent shifted to anchorage.

Hands taking in stores and ammunition.

2.30pm: Collier Y704 moved into dry dock.


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30 May 1916

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

8.0am: Commenced coaling from lighters.

10.45am: HMS Rinaldo moved into dock.

1.20pm: HMS Sirius moved into dock.

2.40pm: One rating joined from hospital.

3.35pm: One Warrant wireless operator and one stoker discharged to HMS Kent.

4.10pm: Finished coaling, total 214 tons.

4.35pm: One Eng. Lt joined from Sirius.

5.10pm: Escort returned with one rating from detention barracks.

5.25pm: Five ratings joined from Sirius.


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31 May 1916

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

Hands employed heaving in cables.

4.0pm: Read warrant No 6.



LOGS FOR JUNE 1916

(Simonstown, Durban to Kilindini with troops, Zanzibar and operating seaplane supporting HMS Challenger off Kilwa Kivinje)


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Front cover, signed WW Cooke, Navigating Officer.


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Instrument page.

Mercurial barometer. Lilley and Son, London. Cistern 35’ asl.

Air thermometers. On bridge, screened, Negretti & Zambra, 1920 and 1921, from Ist June.

Sea thermometer. Negretti & Zambra, 1924 from 1st June.


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1 June 1916

Simonstown and at sea for Durban.

Lat -34.6, Long 19.05

7.30am: King's harbour master boarded.

7.48am: Cast off and proceeded.

8.20am: KHM left. Swung ship for deviation. Proceeded to sea.

8.0pm: Pos. 34 45S, 21 12E.


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2 June 1916

At sea.

Lat -34.0, Long 26.0

8.0am: Pos. 34 19S, 24 51E.

9.0am: Passed SS Turbinia* of Rotterdam, bound to Durban.

8.0pm: Pos. 33 07S, 28 01.5E.

* A model of this vessel can be seen in the Lloyd Museum, Amsterdam.


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3 June 1916

At sea to Durban.

Lat -30.75, Long 30.6

8.0am: Pos. 31 23S, 30 00E.

4.45pm: Pilot aboard.

5.35pm: Moored alongside jetty.

In harbour, HMS Armadale Castle.

One stoker rating discharged to Armadale Castle.

8.40pm: Commenced coaling.


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4 June 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

10.0am: Eng. Lt EV King placed under open arrest.

6.40pm: Finished coaling, received 1,271 tons. (Almost double the rate of coaling from lighters alongside, as Durban has a proper overhead coaling gantry.)


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5 June 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

7.30am: Resumed coaling.

8.45am: Finished coaling, total received 1,282 tons 13 cwt, a total of 1,814 tons on board.


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6 June 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

9.45am: Dutch cruiser Noordbrabant (Nord Brabant in log) arrived.

Shifted to berth alongside HMS Armadale Castle.

12.15pm: Captain of Noordbrabant visited.


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7 June 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

9.20am: HMS Laconia entered harbour.

2.45pm: HS Ebani entered harbour.

4.0pm: Read warrant No 7.

5.30pm: Ebani left.


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8 June 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

3.0pm: One Lt RNR, one Eng. Lt RNR and one stoker rating discharged to HMS Laconia.

4.25pm: Cruiser Noordbrabant left harbour.

4.35pm: HMS Armadale castle left harbour.

5.30pm: Laconia left harbour (for, Simonstown, Cape Town, St Vincent and the UK to pay off, vide her log).


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9 June 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02


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10 June 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Took in 62.5 tons of coal.


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11 June 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Sunday routine.


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12 June 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02


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13 June 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

16 ratings joined ship for passage.

One rating joined ship.

Read warrant No 9.


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14 June 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02


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15 June 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02


THE VOYAGES OF HMS HIMALAYA
Operation off South-Eastern Africa

JP map Himalaya South-Eastern Africa

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16 June 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Took in 61.95 tons of coal (Himalaya routinely uses 8 tons of coal a day in harbour).


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17 June 1916

Durban and at sea.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

1.30pm: Commenced embarking troops.

3.15pm: Finished embarking troops.

4.50pm: Unmoored and proceeded, course N68E.

8.0pm: Pos. 29 34S, 31 27E


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18 June 1916

At sea.

Lat -27.25, Long 33.6

NE’ly courses all day.

8.0am: Pos. 27 58S, 32 59E.

8.0pm: Pos. 25 47S, 34 47E.


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19 June 1916

At sea.

Lat -22.6, Long 36.6

NE’ly courses all day.

8.0am: Pos. 23 20S, 36 10E.

8.0pm: Pos. 21 00S, 37 37E.

Read warrant No 10.


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20 June 1916

At sea.

Lat -17.9, Long 39.45

8.0am: Pos. 18 40S, 39 09E.

11.15am: Sighted HMS Armadale Castle proceeding south.

8.0pm: Pos. 16 29S, 40 21E.


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21 June 1916

At sea.

Lat -13.3, Long 40.9

Northerly courses.

8.0am: Pos. 14 02S, 41 01E.

8.0pm: Pos. 11 41S, 40 59E.


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22 June 1916

At sea.

Lat -8.6, Long 40.6

Northerly courses.

8.0am: Pos. 9 25S, 40 44E.

8.0pm: Pos. 6 54S, 40 18E.


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23 June 1916

At sea to Kilindini and at sea.

Lat -4.05, Long 39.68

8.0am: (8.0pm in log, clear error) Pos. 4 25S, 39 41E.

8.40am: Sighted HMS Vengeance proceeding South.

9.52am: Anchored, Kilindini.

2.0pm: Landed troops.

4.20pm: Weighed and proceeded, Southerly courses.


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24 June 1916

At sea to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

10.20am: Anchored, Zanzibar.

In harbour, HMS’ Challenger, Thistle and Severn.

1.59pm: Shifted berth. Hands discharging stores.

2.30pm: HMS Vengeance arrived.

2.40pm: Discharged one rating to Severn and one rating to Thistle.

19 ratings discharged to Challenger.

7.0pm: Commenced coaling from lighters.


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25 June 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Hands employed coaling ship and discharging stores.

11.50am: Commander in Chief visited.


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26 June 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

8.30am: Finished coaling, total 458 tons.

10.45am: Three midshipmen joined from HMS Vengeance.

11.15am: Hydroplane taken aboard (by this they mean a seaplane).

3.0pm: 31 seedie boys joined.

4.30pm: HMS Challenger left harbour


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27 June 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

8.0am: HMS Vengeance left harbour.

Took in 200 rounds of shrapnel.

5.20pm: HMS Thistle left harbour.


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28 June 1916

Zanzibar and at sea.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

11.10am: Three officers and some ratings RNAC joined (probably RNAS is intended, Royal Naval Air Service).

3.40pm: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0pm: Pos. 6 42S, 39 30E.

10.30pm: Passed SS Darnholme* (Dalnholme in log)

8.0pm: Pos. 6 42S, 39 30E.

* SS Darnholme, 1911, 3,693 grt, T. Smailes and Sons, but possibly operated by London & Bathampton SN Co. at this time.


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29 June 1916

At sea and at anchor off Kilwa Kivinje.

Lat -8.65, Long 39.45 (approx)

8.0am: Took station astern of HMS Challenger.

9.45am: Anchored (WNW of Jewe Reef, vide log of Challenger).

11.0am: Received motorboat from HMS Manica.

11.30am: Seaplane left (to reconnoitre Ginwera Creek).

12.15pm: Seaplane returned.

3.55pm: Challenger opened fire (on enemy dhows).

4.20pm: Challenger ceased fire.

5.06pm: Weighed and proceeded, course S80E.

8.0pm: Pos. 8 40S, 39 50E.


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30 June 1916

At sea and at anchor off Kilwa Kivinje.

Lat -8.65, Long 39.45 (approx)

10.11am: Anchored.

10.40am: Seaplane left (to spot fall of shot from Challenger).

11.25am: HMS Challenger opened fire (on dhows in Amana Creek).

11.50am: Challenger ceased fire.

12 noon: Seaplane returned.

12.05pm: HMS Challenger left

1.09pm: Weighed and proceeded, SE’ly courses.

5.05pm: Sighted man of war steering North.

8.0pm: Pos. 9 24S, 40 00E.



THE VOYAGES OF HMS HIMALAYA
Operation off East Africa

JP map Himalaya East Africa

LOGS FOR JULY 1916

(On patrol off GEA with visits to Zanzibar and Tirene Bay)


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Front cover, signed WW Cooke, navigating officer.


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Instrument page.

Mercurial barometer. Lilley and Son, London. Cistern 35’ asl.

Air thermometers. On bridge, screened, Negretti & Zambra, 1920 and 1921.

Sea thermometer. Negretti & Zambra, 1924.


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1 July 1916

On patrol.

Lat -10.15, Long 40.2

Various courses.

8.0am: Pos. 9 45S, 39 52E.

1.55pm: Sighted HMS Challenger.

3.35pm: Took station 1 cable astern of Challenger.

8.0pm: Pos. 10 12S, 40 04E.


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2 July 1916

On patrol.

Lat -9.9, Long 39.9

8.0am: Pos. 10 41S, 40 02E.

8.0pm: Pos. 10 04S, 40 10E.


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3 July 1916

On patrol.

Lat -9.85, Long 39.9

8.0am: Pos. 9 54S, 39 55E.

9.20am: 1” aiming practice. Expended 160 rounds.

8.0pm: Pos. 10 04S, 40 10E.


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4 July 1916

On patrol.

Lat -10.2, Long 40.2

8.0am: Pos. 10 12S, 40 11E.

11.35am: Seaplane left (to reconnoitre Mikindani, Mgau Mwania and Lindi).

1.08pm: Seaplane returned.

4.23pm: Rendezvous with HMS Challenger and HMS Pioneer.

8.0pm: Pos. 10 00S, 40 14E.


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5 July 1916

On patrol.

Lat -8.65, Long 39.45 (approx)

8.0am: Pos. 8 55S, 39 35E.

10.15am: Anchored between Jewe Reef and Fanjove LH.

11.0am: Seaplane left.

12.40pm: Seaplane returned.

1.20pm: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0pm: Pos. 9 00S, 39 50E.


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6 July 1916

On patrol.

Lat -8.65, Long 39.45 (approx)

8.0am: Pos. 8 40S, 39 31E.

8.22am: Anchored between Jewe Reef and Fanjove LH.

9.0am: Seaplane left.

9.25am: HMW Echo* alongside.

9.50am: HMS Mersey alongside.

One marine discharged to Mersey.

Four ratings joined for passage.

11.30am: Seaplane returned.

12.46pm: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0pm: Pos. 9 25S, 39 49E.

* An armed whaler purchased in Durban, ex Barrowby.


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7 July 1916

On patrol.

Lat -9.3, Long 39.8

8.0am: Pos. 8 37S, 39 49E.

8.05am: Discharging stores to HMAS Pioneer.

3.45pm: Discharged two ratings to HMS Challenger.

4.0pm: Read warrant No 12.

8.0pm: Pos. 9 58S, 40 03E.


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8 July 1916

On patrol.

Lat -10.2, Long 40.2 (approx)

8.0am: Pos. 10 08S, 40 11E.

9.0am: Stopped.

6.30pm: Proceeded, course N32W 27 revs.

7.30pm: Stopped.

8.0pm: Pos. 9 55S, 39 58E

10.30pm: Proceeded, course N4E 27 revs.


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9 July 1916

On patrol.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.7

Courses as requisite for patrol

8.0am: Pos. 9 43S, 40 05E.

8.0pm: Pos. 8 05S, 39 55E.


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10 July 1916

At sea to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

7.34am: Anchored, Zanzibar.

In port, HMS’ Talbot and Manica.

9.30am: Seaplane left.

12.38pm: HMS Hyacinth arrived in harbour.

7.59pm: Collier alongside.


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11 July 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

5.30am: Two lighters alongside. Hands employed rigging coaling gear.

6.0am: HMS Hyacinth left harbour.

7.40am: Commenced coaling.

8.0pm: Finished coaling, total 378 tons.


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12 July 1916

Zanzibar and at sea.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.30am: Collier left.

10.45am: Seaplane arrived.

11.35am: HMS Rinaldo arrived.

2.07pm: Weighed and proceeded.

5.0pm: Evening quarters. Read warrant No 13.

8.0pm: Pos. 6 50S, 39 35E.


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13 July 1916

On patrol.

Lat -8.7, Long 39.8 (approx)

8.0am: Pos. 8 18S, 39 48E.

2.10pm: Stopped and discharged stores to HMAS Pioneer. Proceeded.

8.0pm: Pos. 9 32S, 39 51E.


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14 July 1916

On patrol.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.7 (approx)

6.55am: Stopped.

7.30am: Seaplane left.

7.50am: Proceeded, courses and engines as requisite for patrol.

8.0am: Pos. 9 26S, 39 36E.

8.0pm: Pos. 9 01S, 39 40E.


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15 July 1916

On patrol.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.7 (approx)

8.0am: Pos. 8 55S, 39 38E.

Courses and engines as requisite for patrol.

8.0pm: Pos. 9 06S, 39 44E.


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16 July 1916

On patrol.

Lat -8.8, Long 39.5 (approx)

12 noon: Stopped, HMW Echo alongside with stores.

1.25pm: Echo left.

8.0pm: Pos. 9 00S, 39 44E.


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17 July 1916

On patrol.

Lat -10.2, Long 40.2 (approx)

8.0am: Pos. 9 54S, 39 56E.

8.0am: Discharged stores to HMS Hyacinth and received mails from HMS Rinaldo. Proceeded on patrol.

8.0pm: Pos. 10 00S, 40 08E.


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18 July 1916

On patrol.

Lat -10.2, Long 40.2 (approx)

7.20am: Stopped, seaplane left.

8.0am: Pos. 10 12S, 40 11E.

8.0pm: Pos. 9 58S, 40 04E.


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19 July 1916

On patrol.

Lat -10.2, Long 40.3 (approx)

8.0am: Pos. 10 06S, 40 02E.

8.0pm: Pos. 10 00S, 40 02E.


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20 July 1916

On patrol.

Lat -9.9, Long 39.9 (approx)

8.0am: Pos. 9 59S, 39 59E.

7.30am: Boarded SS Huntscliff (Huntscliffe in log, which is possibly correct).

8.0pm: Pos. 9 50S, 39 51E.


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21 July 1916

On patrol.

Lat -8.8, Long 39.5 (approx)

8.0am: Pos. 9 34S, 39 54E.

12.32pm: Anchored off Jewe shoal.

1.30pm: HMFM Trent anchored. Hands taking in stores from same.

1.50pm: Seaplane left.

4.20pm: Seaplane returned.

4.30pm: Trent left.

5.0pm: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0pm: Pos. 8 53S, 39 44E.


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22 July 1916

On patrol.

Lat -9.8, Long 40.1 (approx)

7.45am: Stopped. Discharged stores to HMS Hyacinth.

8.0am: Pos. 10 13S, 40 12E.

9.15am: Proceeded.

3.30pm: Stopped. Discharged stores to HMS Challenger.

4.03pm: Proceeded.

8.0pm: Pos. 9 08S, 39 43E.


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23 July 1916

At sea to Tirene Bay, Mafia I.

Lat -7.6, Long 39.7 (approx)

8.0am: Pos. 8 02S, 40 01.5E.

3.25pm: Anchored in Tirene Bay.

In harbour, HMS’ Vengeance and Pioneer


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24 July 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.87, Long 39.67

5.40am: HMS Pioneer proceeded to sea.

6.20am: Seaplane left.

9.0am: Seaplane returned.

10.30am: HMS Vengeance proceeded to sea.

5.0pm: Evening quarters. Read warrant No 14.


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25 July 1916

Tirene Bay and at sea on patrol.

Lat -8.8, Long 40.0 (approx)

5.53am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0am: Pos. 7 58S, 39 37E.

8.0pm: Pos. 9 24S, 39 24.5E.


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26 July 1916

On patrol.

Lat -9.9, Long 40.0 (approx)

8.0am: Pos. 9 40S, 39 48E.

8.0pm: Pos. 10 07S, 40 17E.


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27 July 1916

On patrol.

Lat -10.2, Long 40.2 (approx)

8.0am: Pos. 10 12S, 40 12E.

9.20am: Seaplane left.

10.0am: Seaplane returned owing to a defect in one of the floats.

3.30pm: Rendezvous with HMS Challenger.

8.0pm: Pos. 9 31S, 39 48.5E.


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28 July 1916

On patrol.

Lat -8.4, Long 39.5 (approx)

8.0am: Pos. 8 47S, 39 38E.

10.24am: Anchored. HMW Salamander* alongside with stores, also one domestic and two seedie boys for HMS Challenger.

11.49am: Weighed and proceeded.

5.0pm: Evening quarters. Read warrant No 15.

8.0pm: Pos. 9 05S, 39 46E.

* An armed whaler purchased in Durban, ex Krabben.


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29 July 1916

On patrol.

Lat -10.2, Long 40.2 (approx)

8.0am: Pos. 10 09S, 40 20E.

8.25am: Stopped.

9.17am: Seaplane left.

11.25am: Seaplane returned.

12.10pm: Proceeded.

3.40pm: Rendezvoused with HMS Challenger and discharged stores and ratings to same.

5.0pm: Evening quarters, read warrant No 16.

8.0pm: Pos. 9 57S, 40 05E.


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30 July 1916

On patrol.

Lat -10.2, Long 40.3 (approx)

8.0am: Pos. 9 54S, 40 05E.

4.15pm: Swung ship for deviation.

8.0pm: Pos. 9 55S, 40 02E.


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31 July 1916

On patrol.

Lat -10.0, Long 40.05 (from Challenger’s log)

8.0am: Pos. 9 51S, 39 58E.

9.15am: Commenced 1” aiming practice, HMS Challenger towing target.

11.0am: Completed practice, 228 rounds expended.

11.40am: Proceeded.

12.05pm: Closed Challenger and stopped.

12.40pm: Proceeded.

4.05pm: Swung ship for deviation.

8.0pm: Pos. 9 27S, 39 48.5E.



LOGS FOR AUGUST 1916

(On patrol, in action at Dar-es-salaam, Zanzibar, in action at Bagamoyo, Mikindani Bay, Zanzibar and Tunghi Bay)


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Cover, signed WW Cooke, navigating officer.


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Instrument page.

Mercurial barometer. Lilley and Son, London. Cistern 35’ asl.

Air thermometers. On bridge, screened, Negretti & Zambra, 1920 and 1921.

Sea thermometer. Negretti & Zambra, 1924.


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1 August 1916

On patrol.

Lat -9.4, Long 39.8

Various courses as requisite for patrol.

8.0am: Pos. 8 58S, 39 40E.

Coal remaining on charge at midnight, 998.75 tons.

4.09pm: Rendezvous with HMS Challenger.

4.20pm: Proceeded.

8.0pm: Pos. 9 32S, 39 53E.


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2 August 1916

On patrol.

Lat -9.9, Long 39.9

8.0am: Pos. 9 53S, 39 55E.

8.54am: Courses as requisite for towing target for HMS Challenger.

10.37am: Stopped and returned target to Challenger. Proceeded.

8.0pm: Pos. 9 11S, 39 45E.


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3 August 1916

On patrol.

Lat -8.6, Long 39.5

7.40am: Anchored.

8.0am: Pos. 8 37S, 39 28E.

9.08am: Seaplane left.

11.08am: Seaplane returned.

1.55pm: Seaplane left.

3.30pm: Seaplane returned.

4.12pm: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0pm: Pos. 9 00S, 39 44E.


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4 August 1916

On patrol.

Lat -10.1, Long 40.1

8.0am: Pos. 10 09S, 40 12E.

9.05am: Stopped, seaplane left.

10.16am: Seaplane returned.

3.30pm: Rendezvous with HMS Challenger.

4.16pm: Proceeded.

8.0pm: Pos. 9 47S, 39 58E.


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5 August 1916

On patrol.

Lat -8.6, Long 39.45

8.0am: Pos. 8 37S, 39 27E.

8.11am: Anchored.

9.20am: HMWs Charon* and Styx** alongside.

2.45pm: Finished dischargiong stores and water to the whalers.

3.10pm: Weighed and proceeded.

4.0pm: Evening quarters, read warrant No 17.

8.0pm: Pos. 8 05S, 39 58E.

* An armed whaler purchased in Durban, ex Éclair.

** An armed whaler purchased in Durban, ex Etoile.


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6 August 1916

On patrol.

Lat -6.7, Long 39.4

5.0am: A/c West into Dar-es-salaam Bay.

6.50am: Seaplane left.

8.0am: Pos. 6 48S, 39 27E.

8.10am: Opened fire on Dar-es-salaam railway station.

8.38am: Ceased fire.

8.53am: Shore gun opened fire on ship.

8.55am: Ship opened fire.

9.11am: Ceased fire. 72 rounds of 6” expended.

11.10am: HMS’ Challenger and Childers* left.

11.30am: Proceeded North.

2.58pm: Anchored, Zanzibar.

4.15pm: Seaplane left.

* An armed whaler purchased in Durban, ex Norvegia, ran aground on Maunhane Reef, December 1917 and declared a total loss.


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7 August 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

5.45am: HMS Trent left harbour.

3.22pm: HMS Vengeance anchored.

9.10pm: Collier Queen Alexandra (Alexandria in log) made fast alongside.


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8 August 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.45am: Commenced coaling both sides. Hands coaling ship.

11.0pm: Finished coaling from collier. Natives continued coaling from lighters.


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9 August 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

3.30am: Natives finished coaling. Total coal received 656 tons.

9.0am: HMS Mersey arrived in harbour and commenced coaling.

4.0pm: HMS Challenger left harbour.

9.0pm: Discharged Lt AS Gilbert to HMS Vengeance.


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10 August 1916

Zanzibar and at sea.

Lat -6.3, Long 38.9

5.25am: Weighed and proceeded.

7.15am: A/c West

8.0am: Pos. 6 22S, 38 56E.

8.10am: Seaplane away reconnoitring coast between Bagamoyo and Windi (vide log of Challenger).

9.18am: Himalaya opened fire.

9.20am: Ceased fire.

9.27am: Seaplane returned.

10.45am: Seaplane left.

11.15am: Himalaya opened fire.

11.20am: Ceased fire. 22 rounds of 6” expended.

11.45am: Seaplane returned.

12.05pm: One Lt RNR and one rating joined for passage. Proceeded.

2.36pm: Anchored, Zanzibar.

3.45pm: Discharged one rating from HMS Challenger.

4.45pm: Discharged one Lt RNR from Challenger.

4.50pm: HMS Rinaldo left.

5.10pm: Water lighter alongside.


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11 August 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Loading stores, boiler water and ammunition.

8.30pm: HMS Pioneer arrived in harbour.


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12 August 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

One rating discharged to hospital.

Hands employed taking in stores.

4.20pm: HMS Challenger left harbour.

Took on fresh water from lighters.


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13 August 1916

Zanzibar at sea and return.

Lat -6.3, Long 38.9

5.57am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0am: Pos. 6 20S, 39 03E.

8.26am: Anchored.

8.43am: Seaplane left, weighed anchor.

8.45am: HMW Childers received stores from ship.

11.0am: Received w/t signals of distress from seaplane.

11.05am: Observed seaplane and proceeded to her assistance.

11.52am: Stopped and anchored.

12.20pm: Seaplane onboard. Weighed anchor.

2.45pm: Anchored, Zanzibar.

3.05pm: Seaplane hoisted out and taken to hangar.

3.12pm: Weighed and proceeded.

4.08pm: Anchored.


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14 August 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

5.45am: HMS Thistle left.

7.25am: HMS Mersey left.

8.45am: HMS Challenger anchored in harbour.

9.52am: HMW Childers anchored in harbour.

11.15am: HMS Trent anchored in harbour.

1.45pm: Discharged one rating to hospital.

2.30pm: HMS Manica anchored in harbour.

3.10pm: Seaplane taken on board.

5.15pm: HMS’ Vengeance, Challenger and Manica left the harbour.


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15 August 1916

Zanzibar to Bagamoyo.

Lat -6.4, Long 38.9

5.53am: Weighed and proceeded.

7.25am: Stopped, seaplane left.

8.54am: Anchored, Bagamoyo.

9.15am: Weighed anchor and opened fire with port guns.

9.45am: Ceased fire, 39 rounds expended.

10.15am: Anchored.

11.0am: Seaplane returned and hoisted on board.

11.40am: Flagship (HMS Vengeance) left (to bury at sea Captain FH Thomas, DSC, RMLI, of HMS Talbot, killed in action).

1.10pm: Vengeance returned to anchor.

2.35pm: Landing party left ship.

4.10pm: Seaplane left.

5.45pm: Seaplane returned and hoisted on board.

7.30pm: Landing party returned.

8.15pm: HMS Severn weighed anchor.


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16 August 1916

Bagamoyo.

Lat -6.4, Long 38.9

6.03am: Seaplane left.

6.50am: Seaplane returned.

9.10am: Discharged six cases of petrol to HMS Mersey.

11.30am: HMS Challenger shifted berth.

2.30pm: Whalers Styx and Charon anchored.

2.52pm: HMS Vengeance anchored in harbour.

3.33pm: HMS Manica anchored in harbour.

5.0pm: Landing party of 30 marines left ship.

5.05pm: Seaplane left.

5.30pm: Mersey fired one round.

5.50pm: Seaplane returned.

7.58pm: Weighed anchor and proceeded, Southerly courses.


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17 August 1916

At sea.

Lat -8.2, Long 39.9

8.0am: Pos. 7 44S, 39 57E.

6.10pm: Commenced discharging stores to HMS Hyacinth.

6.35pm: Proceeded.

8.0pm: Pos. 9 08S, 39 45E.


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18 August 1916

At sea to Mikindani Bay.

Lat -10.2, Long 40.2

7.35am: Stopped and discharged stores to HMW Pickle*.

8.0am: Pos. 10 22S, 40 12E.

9.25am: Seaplane left.

9.30am: Opened fire.

10.45am: Ceased fire, 130 rounds of 6” expended.

11.10am: Seaplane returned.

11.50am: Discharged stores to HMS Talbot.

12.05pm: Discharged stores to Pickle.

1.43pm: Proceeded, Northerly courses.

8.0pm: Pos. 9 38S, 39 52E.

* An armed whaler, the ex German Seeadler.


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19 August 1916

At sea to Jewe shoal and at sea.

Lat -8.6, Long 39.5

7.35am: Anchored.

7.50am: Seaplane left.

8.10am: HMWs Salamander and Prattler alongside to receive water and stores.

9.50am: Seaplane returned.

11.25am: Salamander and Prattler cast off.

11.30am: Weighed and proceeded, Southerly courses.

8.0pm: Pos. 9 03S, 39 47E.


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20 August 1916

At sea.

Lat -9.8, Long 40.1

8.0am: Pos. 9 43S, 40 07E.

5.40pm: Stopped and discharged stores to HMS Talbot.

5.55pm: Proceeded.

8.0pm: Pos. 10 09S, 40 16E.


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21 August 1916

At sea.

Lat -9.9, Long 40.0

6.56am: Stopped, seaplane left.

8.0am: Pos. 10 12S, 40 12E.

9.50am: Seaplane returned and hoisted on board.

11.33am: Stopped to rendezvous with HMS Talbot.

1.40pm: Proceeded.

8.0pm: Pos. 10 02S, 40 08E.

10.0pm: Stopped


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22 August 1916

At sea.

Lat -9.9, Long 39.85

8.0am: Pos. 9 58S, 40 06E.

11.0am: Stopped.

1.45pm: Proceeded.

6.0pm: Stopped.

8.0pm: Pos. 9 50S, 40 04E.

9.0pm: Proceeded.


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23 August 1916

At sea.

Lat -9.85, Long 39.9

7.0am: Stopped.

8.0am: Pos. 9 56S, 39 55E.

8.50am: Proceeded.

11.18am: Stopped.

12.10pm: Proceeded.

8.0pm: Pos. 10 07S, 40 18E.


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24 August 1916

At sea.

Lat -9.9, Long 39.8

7.0am: Seaplane left.

7.35am: Received urgent signals from seaplane. Proceeded in seaplane's direction, 48 revs.

8.0am: Pos. 10 08S, 40 07E.

8.30am: Seaplane hoisted aboard. proceeded.

11.20am: Stopped, discharged stores to HMW Pickle and proceeded.

8.0pm: Pos. 8 40S, 39 49E.


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25 August 1916

At sea.

Lat -7.7, Long 39.6 (approx)

7.10am: Anchored.

8.20am: HMS’ Thistle and Rinaldo anchored.

9.15am: Received one marine for passage to Zanzibar hospital.

10.04am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.25am: Stopped. Seaplane left.

2.0pm: Hoisted in seaplane, proceeded.

4.32pm: Stopped, received one military officer for passage to Zanzibar.

8.0pm: Pos. 6 58S, 39 38E.


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26 August 1916

At sea to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

1.15am: Anchored, Zanzibar.

7.30am: Collier SS Indiana alongside.

9.05am: Discharged seaplane stores into lighter. Commenced coaling.

10.50am: One rating returned from hospital.

One seedie boy discharged to HMW Prattler.

4.15pm: Collier SS Woodville alongside.

4.30pm: Discharged provisions to HMS Manica.

9.20pm: Ceased coaling for the day.


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27 August 1916

Zanzibar and at sea.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Loading stores and coaling both sides.

9.15am: HMS Manica weighed anchor.

2.40pm: Took aboard steamboat’s boiler from dockyard lighter.

5.30pm: Finished coaling. Colliers left. Total received 467 tons.

7.0pm: Discharged motorboat to barracks.

8.45pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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28 August 1916

At sea.

Lat -7.6, Long 40.0

4.30am: Passed HMS Vengeance.

8.0am: Pos. 7 08S, 39 48E.

Reprimanded Temp. S/Lt. RG King for neglect of duty as officer of the watch, in not immediately reporting having sighted a strange ship at night. Signed RG King.

8.0pm: Pos. 8 30S, 40 02E.


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29 August 1916

At sea.

Lat -9.7, Long 39.8

8.0am: Pos. 9 22S, 39 55E.

11.50am: Rendezvous with HMS Princess.

3.20pm: Proceeded.

4.0pm: Evening quarters, read warrants Nos 18 and 19.

8.0pm: Pos. 9 38S, 40 02E.

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30 August 1916

At sea.

Lat -9.7, Long 40.6

5.0am: Stopped.

8.0am: Pos. 9 44S, 40 38E.

9.30am: Proceeded, Southerly courses.

8.0pm: Pos. 10 06S, 40 37E.


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31 August 1916

At sea.

Lat -10.72, Long 40.58 (approx)

7.07am: Anchored, Tunghi Bay (Baia de Tungue).

1.17pm: Weighed and proceeded, Northerly courses.

8.0pm: Pos. 10 05S, 40 21E.



LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1916

(Kilwa Kivinje, Zanzibar, Dar-es-salaam, KK, Mikindani Bay, Sudi Bay, Lindi, Zanzibar and Lindi)


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Cover, signed WW Cooke, navigating officer.


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Instrument page.

Mercurial barometer. Lilley and Son, London. Cistern 35’ asl.

Air thermometers. On bridge, screened, Negretti & Zambra, 1920 and 1921.

Sea thermometer. Negretti & Zambra, 1924.


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1 September 1916

At sea to Kilwa Kivinje and at sea.

Lat -8.75, Long 39.45

8.0am: Pos. 8 39S, 39 30E.

9.0am: Anchored off Kilwa Kivinje.

9.30am: HMS Rinaldo anchored.

9.45am: Commenced loading stores and ammunition from HMS Princess.

4.45pm: Finished loading ammunition and stores. Princess left.

5.04pm: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0pm: Pos. 8 49S, 39 49E.


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2 September 1916

On patrol.

Lat -9.9, Long 39.9

8.0am: Pos. 9 46S, 40 04E.

6.0pm: Stopped.

8.0pm: Pos. 9 56S, 39 59E.

10.0pm: Proceeded, S45E.


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3 September 1916

On patrol.

Lat -10.1, Long 40.15

1.0am: Stopped. (Periods lying to are just as valuable on patrol and save a lot of coal.)

8.0am: Pos. 9 58S, 40 05E.

9.30am: Proceeded.

3.0pm: Stopped.

6.10pm: Proceeded.

8.0pm: Pos. 10 03S, 40 07E.

10.15pm: Stopped.

Reprimanded S/Lt JF Keir and Eng. S/Lt GW Mead, both RNR, for exceeding their wine bills after being warned. Signed by both.


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4 September 1916

On patrol.

Lat -9.9, Long 40.0

Engines stopped until 6.0am.

6.0am: Proceeded S68W.

7.30am: Stopped.

8.0am: Pos. 9 54S, 39 57E.

11.10am: Proceeded S40E.

2.0pm: Stopped.

7.59pm: Proceeded.

8.0pm: Pos. 9 58S, 39 59E.

8.30pm: Stopped.

11.59pm: Proceeded S55E.


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5 September 1916

On patrol.

Lat -10.0, Long 39.9

8.0am: Pos. 9 57S, 39 56E.

4.0pm: Read warrant No 20.

8.0pm: Pos. 9 56S, 40 00E.


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6 September 1916

On patrol.

Lat -10.2, Long 40.2

8.0am: Pos. 10 11S, 40 12E.

9.30am: Received stores from HMS Princess

Received six ratings for passage to HMS Armadale Castle.

11.40am: Proceeded, Northerly courses.

8.0pm: Pos. 9 01S, 40 06E.

11.35pm: A/c to close SS Barjora.


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7 September 1916

At sea to Zanzibar and at sea.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

12.01am: Courses to close HMS Talbot.

8.0am: Pos. 6 44S, 39 29E.

11.43am: Anchored, Zanzibar.

5.0pm: Discharged Mids Derringer (?), Pearson and Burton to SS Khalifa.

9.35pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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8 September 1916

At sea to Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

6.15am: Anchored, Dar-es-salaam.

6.45am: HMW Charon alongside.

8.30am: Troops commenced embarking.

9.10am: Charon left.

10.32am: HMS Hyacinth anchored.

1.10pm: HMS Challenger shifted into harbour.

Continued to embark troops and stores and discharge stores.

6.10pm: Weighed and proceeded, Southerly courses.

8.0pm: Pos. 6 53S, 39 35E.


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9 September 1916

At sea to Kilwa Kivinje.

Lat -8.75, Long 39.45

8.0am: Pos. 8 39S, 39 33E.

8.43am: Anchored, Kilwa Kivinje.

9.10am: HMW Salamander alongside for water.

9.15am: Commenced discharging troops and stores.

12.15pm: Salamander left.

4.0pm: Commenced embarking troops and stores.

7.0pm: Finished embarking troops and stores. Received six officers, 209 ratings, and 85 seedie boys.


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10 September 1916

Kilwa Kivinje.

Lat -8.75, Long 39.45

6.30am: Seaplane left.

8.15am: Seaplane returned, hoisted in.

12.15pm: HMW Prattler alongside.

2.10pm: Prattler cast off.

4.10pm: Discharged one signal rating to HMS Vengeance.

Discharged stores to Vengeance.

7.30pm: HMS Rinaldo arrived.


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11 September 1916

Kilwa Kivinje.

Lat -8.75, Long 39.45

5.14am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0am: Stopped.

8.35am: Opened fire on enemy lookout position (possibly in Rukyira Bay).

8.55am: Ceased fire, 12 rounds of 6” expended.

11.42am: Anchored.

2.40pm: HMS Thistle arrived and anchored.

4.10pm: Warrant No 21 read.

4.35pm: HMS Manica arrived and anchored.

5.0pm: Embarked two officers, 16 ratings and 52 natives from Thistle.

5.05pm: Whalers Childers, Fly*, Salamander, Pickle and Echo arrived in harbour and anchored.

* An armed whaler, the ex German Sturmvogel and probably the vessel in this picture.


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12 September 1916

Kilwa Kivinje and at sea.

Lat -8.75, Long 39.45

1.45am: HMS Thistle left harbour.

6.43am: Commenced discharging stores to HMS Manica.

8.15am: Finished stores and discharged one rating to Manica

10.0am: HMS Rinaldo left harbour.

10.15am: Whalers left harbour.

Received one motorboat and five ratings from HMS Mersey.

11.30am: Embarked marines and porters.

11.55am: HMS Talbot anchored.

3.30pm: Weighed and proceeded, courses and engines as required to keep station, line ahead behind Flagship.

8.0pm: Pos. 9 05S, 39 49E.


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13 September 1916

At sea to Mikindani Bay.

Lat -10.25, Long 40.17

7.29am: Anchored in Mikindani Bay.

7.30am: Lowered all boats and commenced disembarking troops. Seaplane left.

8.45am: Seaplane returned.

10.54am: Porters and field wireless equipment disembarked.

4.30pm: SS Valentia arrived.

4.52pm: HMS Hyacinth shifted berth.

5.0pm: Whalers Pickle and Fly left harbour.

5.30pm: HMS Rinaldo left harbour.


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14 September 1916

Mikindani Bay.

Lat -10.25, Long 40.17

6.0am: HMS Vengeance shifted berth.

2.10pm: Whaler Charon anchored. HMS Manica left.

4.10pm: Evening quarters, warrant No 22 read.


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15 September 1916

Mikindani Bay to Sudi Bay.

Lat -10.08, Long 39.95

3.30am: Weighed and proceeded, in line ahead.

6.0am: Action stations.

6.40am: Anchored in Sudi Bay.

1.25pm: Whaler Pickle alongside with troops.

Discharged one marine to HMW Charon and one seaman to HMW Salamander.

4.45pm: Pickle cast off.


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16 September 1916

Sudi Bay to Lindi Bay.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

3.34am: Weighed and proceeded.

6.07am: Anchored, Lindi Bay. Commenced disembarking troops.

6.30am: Action stations. Seaplane left.

6.36am: Commenced bombardment.

6.40am: Ceased fire, eight rounds of 6” expended.

8.27am: Seaplane returned and hoisted in.

11.30am: HMW Echo alongside for water.

In pm: Hands discharging stores.


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17 September 1916

Lindi Bay.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

6.0am: Seaplane left.

7.23am: HMS Talbot anchored.

7.30am: HMW Echo alongside.

8.0am: Seaplane returned and hoisted in.

8.40am: SS Barjora arrived and anchored.

9.30am: Echo cast off.

9.50am: HMW Fly alongside for water.

10.45am: Fly left.

12.40pm: Marines arrived onboard.

1.35pm: Five ABs and one LS discharged to HMW Pickle.

5.05pm: S/Lt King and six ratings discharged to HMS Vengeance.

5.32pm: Weighed and shifted berth, taking frequent soundings.


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18 September 1916

Lindi Bay.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

1.15am: HMS Talbot and SS Barjora left.

6.10am: Seaplane left.

10.30am: One Italian refugee and servant embarked.

1.45pm: Party of carpenters landed for military purposes.

4.10pm: One LS, one AB and two OS landed to relieve machine gun's crew.

6.40pm: Three ratings and one prisoner embarked from shore.


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19 September 1916

Lindi Bay and at sea.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

6.0am: Seaplane left.

7.0am: HMS Talbot arrived and anchored.

7.15am: Seaplane returned.

One Italian refugee and servant transferred to Whaler Echo.

10.05am: Discharged one prisoner of war to HMS Talbot.

5.45pm: Carpenter’s party returned on board.

Embarked one armourers crew and one prisoner from Echo.

6.22pm: Weighed and proceeded, Northerly courses.

8.0pm: Pos. 9 44S, 39 55E.


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20 September 1916

At sea to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.7, Long 39.45

8.0am: Pos. 7 21S, 39 34E.

2.54pm: Anchored, Zanzibar.

4.30pm: Two POWs discharged to HMW Styx.

5.15pm: One sergeant of marines and 37 privates embarked from Flagship (HMS Vengeance) for passage to HMS Princess.

Discharged three ratings to Flagship.

8.20pm: 1st and 2nd cutters broke adrift. Remaining cutters sent in search for missing boats.

11.0pm: Cutters returned.


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21 September 1916

Zanzibar, at sea and return.

Lat -6.0, Long 39.15

5.25am: Boats left in search of the missing cutters.

9.45am: Boats returned empty handed.

10.56am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.45am: Sighted cutters.

12.26pm: Picked up cutters and returned to harbour.

3.0pm: Anchored.


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22 September 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

2.10pm: Returned motorboat and ratings to HMS Mersey.

Hands taking in stores.

17 on sick list.


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23 September 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

8.40am: Court martial prisoner and escort aboard.

9.30am: Court opened.

11.45am: Court closed.

11.50am: Prisoner and escort left.

Hands taking in stores.

16 on sick list.


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24 September 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

7.10am: Collier Tremorvah alongside,

8.30am: Collier Valentia alongside.

9.45am: Coaling.

2.45pm: One seedie discharged to depot.

21 on sick list.


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25 September 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.0am: Coaling resumed.

6.01am: HMS Mersey alongside SS Tremorvah.

6.35am: HMS Hyacinth alongside Flag.

6.45am: HMW Styx alongside Tremorvah, HMW Charon alongside SS Valentia.

11.30am: Thistle weighed.

1.35pm: Mersey finished coaling.

1.55pm: Hyacinth anchored.

2.45pm: Mersey and Styx cast off to anchor.

3.45pm: Flag transferred to Hyacinth.

5.0pm: Tremorvah left.

5.01pm: Hyacinth left.

5.10pm: One surgeon, one rating and one prisoner joined ship.

7.40pm: Finished coaling, total received 533 tons.

20 on sick list


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26 September 1916

Zanzibar and at sea.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

5.0am: HMS Vengeance commenced coaling.

6.20am: 1st seaplane arrived.

7.0am: 2nd seaplane arrived.

10.0am: 32 seedies joined for passage.

11.0am: HMS Manica anchored.

4.0pm: Evening quarters. Read warrant No 23.

8.20pm: Weighed and proceeded, Southerly courses.

21 on sick list


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27 September 1916

At sea to Kilwa Kivinje and at sea.

Lat -7.7, Long 39.5

8.0am: Pos. 7 40S, 39 28E.

8.45am: Seaplane left ship.

10.05am: Seaplane returned, hoisted aboard.

11.37am: Discharged Flight Lt Moon, RNAS, to HMS Thistle. Proceeded.

6.04pm: Anchored, Kilwa Kivinje.

6.30pm: HMS Severn alongside for stores.

9.05pm: Severn left.

9.18pm: Weighed and proceeded, Southerly courses.

24 on sick list.


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28 September 1916

At sea to Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

7.23am: Anchored in Lindi Bay.

8.30am: Seaplane left ship.

9.20am: Seaplane returned, hoisted onboard.

Discharged one colour sergeant, 34 seedie boys and one SBA to HMS Princess.

11.30am: Discharged stores to HMS Rinaldo.

12.30pm: Mid. Griffiths RNR joined ship.

24 on sick list.


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29 September 1916

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

8.15am: Seaplane left.

8.55am: Seaplane returned, hoisted onboard.

21 on sick list.


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30 September 1916

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

6.45am: HMS Trent anchored.

7.10am: Seaplane left.

11.45am: One cot case sent to Trent.

Mid. Griffiths RNR discharged to Trent.

7.05pm: Trent left harbour.



LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1916

(Lindi, Mchinga Bay, Kiswere, Mikindani bay, Kilwa Kisiwani, Sudi Bay, Palma and Lindi)


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Cover, signed WW Cooke, navigating officer.


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Instrument page.

Mercurial barometer. Lilley and Son, London. Cistern 35’ asl.

Air thermometers. On bridge, screened, Negretti & Zambra, 1920 and 1921.

Sea thermometer. Negretti & Zambra, 1924.


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1 October 1916

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

6.30am: HMS Rinaldo weighed anchor.

7.35am: Seaplane left.

9.10am: Seaplane returned, hoisted onboard.

3.35pm: SS Barjora anchored.

8.30pm: AB Thomas Tyrrell, (RFRB814), 151894 (Ch), died after illness.

14 on sick list.


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2 October 1916

Lindi to Mchinga Bay and Kiswere harbour.

Lat -9.71, Long 39.75

5.30am: Seaplane left.

5.45am: SS Barjora sailed.

6.15am: Seaplane returned, hoisted aboard.

Lt Hatchell, intelligence officer, joined ship for passage.

8.30am: Weighed anchor and proceeded.

9.35am: Committed the body of AB Thomas Tyrell to the deep in 9 53S, 39 52E.

11.10am: Anchored in Mchinga Bay.

1.05pm: Weighed and proceeded.

3.45pm: Anchored in Kiswere harbour.

Ship’s company mustered for payment.

Received two Indian troops on the sick list.

15 on sick list.


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3 October 1916

Kiswere to Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

3.12am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.22am: Anchored, Lindi.

9.15am: HMS Rinaldo left harbour.

4.30pm: Sale of effects of the late Thomas Tyrell, AB. (The custom of the service. The sale was by auction and bids were often very high for the kit of a popular shipmate, as the proceeds were sent to his family.)


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4 October 1916

Lindi to Kiswere.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

6.40am: Seaplane left..

7.10am: Seaplane returned.

7.20am: SS Barjora anchored.

9.0am: Seaplane left.

9.20am: Seaplane returned and hoisted onboard.

Discharged two seedies to SS Barjora.

1.10pm: Weighed and proceeded.

5.10pm: Anchored, Kiswere.

6.30pm: SS Barjora anchored.

Lt Hatchell left for duty ashore.


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5 October 1916

Kiswere to Mikindani Bay.

Lat -9.6, Long 39.8

10.20am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.30am: SS Barjora left.

4.0pm: Read warrant No 24.

5.22pm: Anchored in Mikindani Bay.


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6 October 1916

Mikindani.

Lat -10.27, Long 40.12

9.15am: Weighed and proceeded into harbour.

10.12am: Anchored in Mikindani harbour.


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7 October 1916

Mikindani.

Lat -10.27, Long 40.12

10.0am: Lt Donovan WIR (West Indian Regiment) joined ship for passage.


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8 October 1916

Mikindani.

Lat -10.27, Long 40.12

50 lbs of bread and 500 lbs of potatoes supplied to military forces. (Himalaya, as a former passenger liner, has a bakery and large storage compartments including refrigerated holds, so is ideally equipped to supply shore forces.)


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9 October 1916

Mikindani.

Lat -10.27, Long 40.12

50 lbs of bread supplied to military forces.

Read warrant No 25.


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10 October 1916

Mikindani.

Lat -10.27, Long 40.12

50 lbs of bread supplied to military forces.

Tested magazine flooding arrangements.


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11 October 1916

Mikindani.

Lat -10.27, Long 40.12

50 lbs of bread and 500 lbs of sugar supplied to military forces.


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12 October 1916

Mikindani.

Lat -10.27, Long 40.12

50 lbs of bread supplied to military forces.


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13 October 1916

Mikindani.

Lat -10.27, Long 40.12

100 lbs of bread supplied to military forces.

3.30pm: Machine gun's crew of five ratings landed.


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14 October 1916

Mikindani to Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

8.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

12 noon: Anchored in Lindi Bay.

HMS’ Princess, Charon and Styx in harbour.

Supplied beef and bread to the whalers.

1.50pm: HMS Rinaldo anchored.

3.35pm: Styx left harbour.


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15 October 1916

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

7.10am: Seaplane left ship.

7.35am: Seaplane returned, hoisted onboard.

202 lbs of beef supplied to HMS Princess

6.14pm: Whaler Charon shifted anchorage.


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16 October 1916

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

9.15am: HMS Trent anchored.

Lt Donovan WIR discharged to Trent. Received stores from same.

100 lbs of potatoes supplied to machine gun crew.

4.25pm: Trent left harbour.


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17 October 1916

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

5.40am: Whaler Charon shifted anchorage.

7.05am: HMS Princess weighed and proceeded.

9.30am: 24 lbs bread, 114 lbs meat supplied to military forces.

3.45pm: HMS Trent passed Northbound.

14 on sick list.


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18 October 1916

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

24 lbs bread, 117 lbs meat supplied to military forces.

17 on sick list.


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19 October 1916

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

24 lbs bread supplied to military forces.


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20 October 1916

Lindi to Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.01, Long 39.7

Lt Hatchell, intelligence officer and Col. Long WIR, joined ship for passage.

6.30am: One prisoner on board for passage.

7.02am: Weighed anchor and proceeded.

1.0pm: Stopped, pilot boarded.

1.27pm: Anchored, Kilwa Kisiwani.

2.30pm: Embarked 44 WIR for passage to Lindi.

3.15pm: Two ratings from MGS (Machine Gun Section) returned for medical treatment.

4.20pm: Discharged six ratings to HMS Talbot.

4.30pm: Discharged one prisoner to shore under escort.

506 lbs of beef supplied to HMS Talbot.

Major R Hayes-Sadler (p. 7726 in hyperlink) joined ship for passage.


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21 October 1916

Kilwa Kisiwani to Kiswere and Lindi and at sea.

Lat -9.4, Long 39.58

6.20am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0am: Pos. 9 08S, 39 41E.

9.47am: Anchored, Kiswere.

12.16pm: Weighed and proceeded.

4.34pm: Anchored, Lindi Bay.

4.50pm: Disembarked troops.

6.40pm: Weighed anchor and proceeded.

8.0pm: Pos. 9 57S, 39 54E.


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22 October 1916

At sea to Port Palma, Mozambique.

Lat -10.72, Long 40.58

6.58am: Anchored, Palma (Tunghi Bay)


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23 October 1916

Palma to Mikindani harbour.

Lat -10.27, Long 40.12

Supplied 239 lbs of beef to HMS Princess.

5.04am: Weighed anchor and proceeded.

8.0am: Major Hayes-Sadler, political officer, left ship.

11.55am: Anchored, Mikindani harbour.

3.0pm: Major Hayes-Sadler returned.

Reprimanded Eng. S/Lt AH Thaine for disobedience of Captain’s orders in stopping the searchlight dynamo and disobedience of the Eng. Cdr’s orders to restart it.


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24 October 1916

Mikindani harbour to Sudi Bay and Lindi Bay.

Lat -10.08, Long 39.95

Major Bliss WIR joined ship for passage, on sick list.

Mid. Schofield RNR joined for passage.

One Greek political prisoner taken on board for passage to Lindi.

9.34am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.53am: Anchored in Sudi Bay.

Mid. Schofield RNR discharged to MG Section.

Mid. Burkill RNR rejoined ship.

2.37pm: Weighed and proceeded.

4.30pm: Anchored in Lindi Bay.

Col. Long and Lt Hatchell left ship for shore.


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25 October 1916

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

6.30am: HMW Salamander alongside for water, bread and meat.

24 lbs bread and 115 lbs meat supplied to military forces.

8.15am: Salamander left.

Greek political prisoner taken ashore.


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26 October 1916

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74


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27 October 1916

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74


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28 October 1916

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

79 lbs bread supplied to military forces.

In pm: Landed bathing party.


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29 October 1916

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74


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30 October 1916

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

9.10am: Landed three carpenters for shore duties.

1.50pm: Three ratings returned via SS Barjora from duty ashore.

2.10pm: Barjora anchored.

3.40pm: Two ratings and two marines landed.

4.15pm: Carpenter’s party return onboard.

5.42pm: HMW Salamander anchored.


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31 October 1916

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

6.20am: HMS Trent anchored.

7.30am: One rank and file discharged to SS Barjora.

8.45am: Barjora sailed.

10.30am: HMS Princess anchored.

10.45am: HMW Salamander alongside for water. One rating joined from same for passage to Zanzibar.

11.40am: Discharged Eng. S/Lt McKay RNR and six ratings to Trent for hospital.

11.55am: Salamander finished watering.

1.0pm: Salamander cast off and proceeded into inner anchorage.

2.0pm: Trent weighed and proceeded to sea.

4.40pm: HMW Prattler anchored and five ratings joined from duty ashore at Mikindani.

Seedie boys employed taking in stores from Princess.

One LS and one OS joined from duty ashore at Lindi.



LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1916

(Lindi, Kilwa Kisiwani, Zanzibar, Dar-es-salaam, Lindi, Zanzibar, then shuttle between KK and Kilindini with troops)


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Cover, signed P Durkin, Navigating Officer.


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Instrument page.

Mercurial barometer. Lilley and Son, 1348379, London. Cistern 38’ asl.

Air thermometers. On bridge, screened, Negretti & Zambra, 1923.

Sea thermometer. Negretti & Zambra, 1924.


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1 November 1916

Lindi to Kilwa Kisiwani and at sea towards Zanzibar.

Lat -9.6, Long 39.8

5.30am: HMW Prattler weighed and proceeded into inner harbour.

6.30am: Supplied HMS Princess with margarine and small cheeses.

6.40am: Prattler put to sea.

7.20am: HMS Rinaldo arrived and proceeded up river. Discharged one rating to same.

8.0am: Seaplane left.

9.10am: Seaplane returned.

9.15am: Major Hayes-Sadler transferred to HMS Princess.

10.02am: Weighed and proceeded.

3.47pm: Anchored, Kilwa Kisiwani. HMS Challenger at anchor. Supplied 319 lbs of beef to same.

5.0pm: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0pm: Pos. 8 39S, 39 46E.


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2 November 1916

At sea to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.5

1.10am: Moresby Pt Lt bg N13W.

3.14am: Same abeam bg N75W, 5 miles.

5.50am: Closed HMS Manica. Exchanged one seaplane with HMS Manica and discharged one rating to her. Proceeded.

8.0am: Pos. 7 33S, 39 41E.

1.30pm: Pungume LH abeam bg N66E, 3.5 miles.

2.59pm: Chumbe LH abeam.

3.37pm: Anchored, Zanzibar. Banked fires.

Ships at anchor, HMS’ Hyacinth, Talbot and one whaler (Childers, vide log of Talbot)

Transferred six boxes of 6” QF cartridge cases to Hyacinth.

9.30pm: Escort returned with seven ratings.


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3 November 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

5.05am: HMS Hyacinth weighed and proceeded to sea.

5.40am: Returned two seaplanes to RN Air Station.

Colliers Persier and Glendene made fast either side. Commenced coaling.

9.0am: Landed escort. Discharged two officers’ servants and one rating to RN barracks.

4.35pm: Mr Groves, Warrant telegraphist joined ship from RNB.

S/Lt JF Keir RNR, placed under arrest.

7.0am: Ceased coaling for the day, 669 tons.

9.0pm: Leave to seedie boys until 6.0am. 10 native trimmers and one head trimmer came onboard. Employed trimming bunkers.


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4 November 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.0am: Seedie boys returned from leave, one absentee.

2,000 lbs meat and 80 lbs lard received from shore.

6.0am: Commenced coaling.

10.45am: Finished coaling, total coal received 875 tons.

11.15am: Colliers cast off.

11.35am: Weighed anchor and shifted to berth No 1.

3.45pm: SS Professor* anchored.

4.30pm: Leave to seedie boys until 7.0am.

5.0pm: Watch employed taking onboard 8,500 lbs of meat from Professor.

6.10pm: Liberty men returned.

7.0pm: Firemen Donelly, another and Gray placed under sentry's charge (ie locked up to cool off and sober up, largely to prevent them from comitting any more serious offence, such as striking a superior officer).

8.20pm: Marine escort landed to bring off two absentees from leave.

8.40pm: Absentees returned on board.

9.0pm: Escort returned.

* formerly Professor Woermann, the third of three Woermann Line ships with this name, 1912, 6,061 grt, captured 1914, renamed Professor and operated by Union Castle Line until 1921.


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5 November 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.10am: Whalers Childers and Echo weighed and proceeded to sea.

6.45am: Fireman Donelly and Purse (?) released for duty.

6.55pm: HMW Fly anchored.


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6 November 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

5.35am: Lighter with stores alongside. Taking in stores and water and discharging empties all day.

6.10am: HMS Talbot weighed and proceeded.

6.15am: HMW Pickle anchored.

10.50am: Seaplane taken on board. 12 RNAS ratings joined ship.

2.0pm: Received eight cases for HMS’ Rinaldo and Manica.

Received 30 cases and two sacks for D-E-S, property of military officers taking passage.

Received 30 cases of bombs and one aeroplane propeller for D-E-S.

5.30pm: Embarked Capt. Harvey (?) military officer, Capt. Stoneham (?), East Surreys, one native servant two seedie boys and two sappers RE for passage.

Finished water, 385 tons.

9.0pm: Embarked three RNAS officers for passage and Flight Lt Moon joined ship.


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7 November 1916

Zanzibar to Dar-es-salaam and at sea for Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

5.30am: Received meat for HMS Mersey and whalers.

6.0am: Three officers, one prisoner and escort embarked for passage to Dar-es-salaam.

7.05am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0am: Pos. 6 16S, 39 10E.

11.40am: Makatumbe LH abeam 1 mile.

11.50am: Anchored, Dar-es-salaam. SS Barjora at anchor.

1.0pm: Commenced discharging stores. 10,000 lbs of tinned meat, 10,000 biscuit for SMT.

1.10pm: HMW Childers arrived, discharged one seedie to her.

1.30pm: Lt/Cdr Durkin RNR joined ship.

Mr O'Brien, carpenter, joined for passage to HMS Talbot.

Discharged to shore three RNAS officers and four ratings, five military officers and four native servants.

Discharged six seedie boys to Mersey.

2.30pm: Barjora sailed.

5.05pm: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0pm: Pos. 7 01S, 39 39E.

10.0pm: Moresby Pt LH bg S11E.

10.30pm: Sighted Barjora steering South.

11.29pm: Moresby Pt abeam bg S24E, 3.5 miles.


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8 November 1916

At sea to Kilwa Kisiwani and at sea for Lindi.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

7.40am: Albermarle Spit abeam 1.5 miles.

8.0am: Pos. 8 57S, 39 33E.

8.38am: Anchored in Kilwa Kisiwani harbour. In harbour, HMS Challenger. Discharged stores and fresh meat to same.

12.45pm: Hands mustered for monthly payment.

Landed six boxes of military stores.

3.25pm: HMS Princess anchored.

5.0pm: HMS Princess weighed and proceeded North.

5.01pm: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0pm: Pos. 9 08S, 39 44E.


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9 November 1916

At sea to Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

5.54am: Anchored, Lindi Bay. At anchor, HMS Talbot and SS Barjora.

7.50am: Seaplane up.

8.50am: Seaplane returned.

Discharged Mr O’Brien, carpenter, to Talbot.

In pm: Landed bathing party.


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10 November 1916

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

12.50am: HMW Prattler arrived and anchored.

Supplied provisions to HMS Talbot and HMWs Salamander and Prattler.

1.10pm: Temp. S/Lt JF Keir released from arrest.

1.30pm: Prattler weighed and proceeded South.


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11 November 1916

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

6.05am: Seaplane left.

Supplied HMS Talbot with ice.

7.55am: Seaplane returned.

Carpenter and five ratings landed for duty ashore.

Supplied MG crews and military with 27 lbs of bread.

11.55am: HMS Talbot weighed and proceeded to sea.

12.25pm: Carpenter and ratings returned onboard.

In pm: HMW Charon made fast alongside for provisions.

4.45pm: Charon cast off to anchor.


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12 November 1916

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

6.05am: Supplied HMW Salamander with provisions.

6.20am: Salamander proceeded North.

8.30am: Supplied HMW Charon with provisions and discharged Cdr WW Cooke to her for passage to HMS Challenger. (Not recorded here, but Charon must have left soon after this, as she anchored in Kilwa Kisiwani at 5.45pm and discharged Cdr Cooke to Challenger, vide log of same.)

5.0pm: HMW Pickle anchored.

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13 November 1916

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

Supplied HMW Pickle with meat and bread.

7.35am: Pickle proceeded to sea.

4.0pm: Evening quarters, read warrant No 28.


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14 November 1916

Lindi to Milindani Bay.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

9.50am: HMS Talbot arrived, supplied her with beef.

10.40am: Talbot sailed.

12.05pm: Weighed and proceeded.

1.49pm: Stopped and transferred mails to Talbot. Supplied HMW Fly with provisions.

2.10pm: Proceeded.

4.16pm: Anchored in Mikindani Bay.

Supplied naval gun crews with meat and bread.


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15 November 1916

Mikindani to Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

4.57am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0am: Pos. 9 56.5S, 39 49E.

8.17am: Anchored in Lindi Bay. At anchor, HMS Talbot.

8.50am: Talbot left.

2.30pm: HMS Rinaldo arrived. Received from same onions and oranges and supplied her with meat.

3.0pm: Rinaldo anchored off Lindi.

3.30pm: HMW Pickle arrived.


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16 November 1916

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

5.35am: HMW Pickle alongside. Supplied her with meat and bread for Sudi garrison.

6.30am: Pickle left.

2.0pm: Landed fishing party and cricket party.

Supplied meat to HMS Rinaldo.


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17 November 1916

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

5.35am: Seaplane left.

7.50am: Seaplane returned.

12.40pm: HMW Pickle arrived and anchored.

2.0pm: Landed fishing and cricket parties.


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18 November 1916

Linda and at sea.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

6.10am: HMW Pickle alongside for provisions and water.

8.40am: Pickle left.

8.50am: Supplied HMS Rinaldo with potatoes and meat. Supplied military and MG crew with potatoes.

10.15am: Seaplane left.

11.15am: Seaplane returned.

11.50am: Two officers, one Indian officer and four rank and file joined for passage to Zanzibar.

4.0pm: HMS Talbot arrived and anchored. Supplied meat to same, also stores for HMS Princess and HMW Fly.

4.15pm: Embarked five ratings (from Talbot) for passage to Zanzibar hospital and weighed and proceeded.

8.0pm: Pos. 9 27.5S, 39 35E.


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19 November 1916

At sea to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.4, Long 39.1 (approx)

4.32am: Moresby Pt Lt abeam 11 miles.

8.0am: Pos. 7 03S, 39 46E.

11.20am: Chumbe LH N26W.

1.37pm: Anchored, Zanzibar.

4.30pm: Discharged one Indian officer, one postman, one Pathan and one WIR to Ziwani Military Camp.

4.50pm: HMS Manica anchored.

5.30pm: Discharged five ratings ex HMS Talbot to hospital.

6.15pm: HMW Echo arrived and anchored.


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20 November 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Taking in stores, provisions and water throughout the day.

4.45am: HMS Challenger commenced coaling.

6.15am: HMW Echo weighed and proceeded.

Landed three bags of mails for HMS Talbot.

9.20am: Seaplane left. Discharged 10 RNAS ratings to shore station.

12.25pm: Disembarked Major Pomeroy and Lt Malone WIR to shore.

3.30pm: Patrol landed in charge of S/Lt McClure RNR.

4.0pm: Evening quarters. Read warrant No 29.

5.30pm: Discharged Mid. Burkill to hospital.

6.30pm: Liberty men returned, five absentees. Landed patrol to search for same.

Four seedie boys joined, five seedie boys discharged.

Five army officers embarked for passage. Absentees returned. Patrol returned.


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21 November 1916

Zanzibar to Dar-es-salaam and at sea.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

12.12am: Embarked Major Brookes for passage to Dar-es-salaam.

Water lighters alongside.

6.0am: One officer and two civilians joined ship for passage to D-E-S.

6.08am: Weighed and proceeded.

7.50am: Sighted SS Manga steering North.

10.09am: Anchored, Dar-es-salaam.

2.30pm: Commenced embarking troops.

Hands employed taking in stores, guns, ammunition and military equipment.

6.35pm: Embarkation complete.

6.39pm: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0pm: Pos. 6 49S, 39 28E.


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22 November 1916

At sea to Kilwa Kisiwani and at sea.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

12.08am: Moresby Pt LH bg S4W.

2.0am: Same abeam 5.5 miles.

7.0am: Fanjove LH bg S74W.

8.0am: Pos. 8 39S, 39 47E.

10.14am: Anchored, Kilwa Kisiwani.

Discharged stores and disembarked troops.

Supplied HMS Talbot with beef, mutton, suet and salmon.

Supplied HMS Princess with beef.

2.20pm: Discharged Temp. S/Lt JF Keir RNR to Princess.

Lt Adamson RNR joined ship.

2.35pm: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0pm: Pos. 8 15S, 39 57E.

8.0pm: Moresby Pt LH bg North.

9.05pm: Same abeam.


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23 November 1916

At sea to Kilindini.

Lat -4.3, Long 39.8

8.0am: Pos. 5 12S, 39 56E.

9.20am: Ras Kegomacha abeam 14 miles.

1.25pm: Anchored, Kilindini.

5.0pm: Two lighters made fast alongside containing military stores.

6.0pm: Liberty men returned, two absentees.


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24 November 1916

Kilindini.

Lat -4.05, Long 39.68

Hands employed loading mule tanks from lighters.

7.0am: Picket landed to search for leave absentees.

Hands loading military stores.

9.0pm: Military reported capture of absentees.

Picket sent on shore for absentees.

9.20am: Absentees brought aboard.


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25 November 1916

Kilindini and at sea.

Lat -4.4, Long 39.8

Embarked troops and stores.

9.46am: Weighed and proceeded.

1.05pm: Pemba I. bg S10W.

8.0pm: Pos. 6 16S, 39 51E.


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26 November 1916

At sea to Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -8.4, Long 39.8

8.0am: Pos. 7 41S, 39 59E.

4.10am: Sighted Moresby Pt bg S43W.

5.40am: Same abeam bg N65W 3.75 miles.

3.07pm: Anchored, Kilwa Kisiwani.

3.20pm: Commenced disembarking troops and stores.

4.30pm: S/Lt RG King RNR rejoined ship from duty ashore.

7.30pm: Finished discharging troops.


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27 November 1916

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

All boats employed landing military stores, the remainder of hands employed cleaning out troop decks.

11.30am: Embarked one hospital case for Kilindini.

5.30pm: Finished discharging troops and stores.


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28 November 1916

Kilwa Kisiwani and at sea.

Lat -8.5, Long 39.8

8.25am: Surgeon Canon RN came aboard for passage to Kilindini.

8.58am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.27am: Fanjove LH abeam 11 miles.

1.25pm: Juani I.bg N27W.

3.0pm: SS Gaika passed South.

4.0pm: Read warrant No 31.

4.15pm: Moresby Pt Lt abeam 14.5 miles.

8.0pm: Pos. 7 01S, 40 17E.


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29 November 1916

At sea to Kilindini.

Lat -4.05, Long 39.68

8.0am: Pos. 4 27S, 39 53E.

10.26am: Anchored, Kilindini.

12.25am: Discharged eight KARs (King’s African Rifles) (native troops). Discharged three cot case KARs to hospital.

Military loading kit and stores.

3.30pm: Football party landed.

4.15pm: Lighter made fast alongside, natives loading stores.


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30 November 1916

Kilindini and at sea.

Lat -4.05, Long 39.68

7.08am: Lighter made fast alongside, troops commenced embarking.

In am: Further lighters with troops and baggage alongside.

1.10pm: Finished embarking troops, 1,429 troops aboard.

1.30pm: Weighed anchor and proceeded.

7.0pm: Kegomacha Lt abeam 18 miles.

8.0pm: Pos. 5 00S, 39 58E.



THE VOYAGES OF HMS HIMALAYA
Operation off South-Eastern Africa

JP map Himalaya East-South Africa

LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1916

(Tanga, Zanzibar, Dar-es-salaam, Mikindani, Lindi, Palma and Kiswere)


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Cover, signed by P. Durkin, Navigation Officer.


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Instrument page.

Mercurial barometer. Lilley and Son, London. Cistern 38’ asl.

Air thermometers. Amidships, screened, Negretti & Zambra.

Sea thermometer. Negretti & Zambra, 1924.


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1 December 1916

At sea to Dar-es-salaam and Zanzibar.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

8.0am: Pos. 6 46S, 39 20E.

8.05am: Makatumbe LH abeam 1.25 miles.

8.15am: Anchored, Dar-es-salaam.

Tug and two lighters made fast alongside.

9.45am: Commenced discharging troops, hands employed discharging military stores and equipment.

Supplied margarine and cheese to HMS Talbot.

Received potatoes and oranges from store.

12.45pm: All troops and stores discharged, tug and lighters cast off.

1.10pm: Weighed and proceeded.

4.05pm: Chumbe LH abeam.

4.56pm: Anchored, Zanzibar.

Water boats alongside.

Lt Moncrieffe joined for passage to Tanga.


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2 December 1916

Zanzibar to Tanga.

Lat -5.04, Long 39.13

5.12am: Weighed and proceeded.

7.50am: Mwana Mwana LH (Mwania in log) abeam 1.5 miles.

8.0am: Pos. 5 43S, 39 11E.

11.53am: Anchored, Tanga Bay.

3.05pm: Lt Moncrieffe RN discharged to shore.

Lighter alongside with military baggage.


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3 December 1916

Tanga to Zanzibar.

Lat -5.04, Long 39.13

In am: Hands loading baggage and stores. Troops embarking.

2.30pm: Embarkation complete.

2.43pm: Weighed and proceeded.

7.06pm: Mwana Mwana LH abeam 1.75 miles.

8.0pm: Pos. 5 57S, 39 10E.

8.34pm: Anchored, Zanzibar.

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4 December 1916

Zanzibar to Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.3, Long 39.2

9.30am: 13 ratings, one WO and one seedie boy boarded for passage to HMS Talbot.

10.50am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.38am: Chumbe LH abeam 1 mile.

2.15pm: Anchored, Dar-es-salaam.

3.30pm: Commenced disembarking troops and baggage.

5.30pm: Finished discharging troops. Hands employed discharging baggage until 1.0am the next day.


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5 December 1916

Dar-es-salaam to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

1.0am: Finished discharging stores until daylight.

6.0am: Resumed discharging stores and baggage.

6.50am: Finished discharging troops and equiment.

7.03am: Weighed and proceeded.

9.08am: Pungume LH abeam 3.5 miles.

11.10am: Anchored, Zanzibar.

11.13am: Fire broke out in motorboat, hands to fire stations.

11.16am: Whaler caught fire.

11.22am: Fire extinguished.

2.50pm: Collier Glendene alongside.

Lighter with stores alongside, discharged and left at 3.35pm.

4.0pm: Read Warrant No 32.

Discharged one rating to hospital.


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6 December 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.0am: Commenced coaling from collier and lighter.

7.0am: Water tank alongside.

7.15am: Party of native trimmers came onboard.

11.45am: Steward Williamson discharged to hospital.

5.0pm: Discharged CPO Forrester and PO Carrigan (?) to barracks.

5.40pm: Finished coaling for the day, total received 548 tons.

6.25pm: HMS Mersey shifted to anchorage (Mersey has also been coaling from the other side of Glendene, vide log of same).

7.20am: Landed patrol to bring back 11 leave absentees.

8.0pm: Six absentees returned on board.

Stoker Harris placed under arrest.

8.40pm: Five absentees brought back by escort.


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7 December 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.0am: Resumed coaling.

2.30pm: Discharged effects of Steward Williamson to european hospital.


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8 December 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

2.40am: Ceased coaling from collier. Natives continued coaling from lighter.

11.10am: Finished coaling, total 1000 tons taken on board (1,419 tons in bunkers).

In pm: Duty part of watch and seedie boys employed taking in gunner’s, carpenter’s and engineer’s stores.

5.40pm: Stoker Humpreys placed under arrest for disobedience of orders.

6.0pm: HMS Talbot left harbour.

7.45pm: Received 27 crates of mineral water for passage to Talbot.

Water lighters alongside.


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9 December 1916

Zanzibar and at sea for Mikindani.

Lat -6.4, Long 39.2

Watering from tanks alongside in am.

7.10am: Seaplane hoisted aboard.

8.30: Flt Lt Moon RNAS and nine ratings RNAS joined ship.

10.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.21am: Chumbe LH abeam S75E, 1 mile.

1.05pm: Sighted SS Dunera steering NW.

5.16pm: Moresby Pt LH S8E.

6.30pm: Same abeam S66W, 4.25 miles.


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10 December 1916

At sea to Mikindani.

Lat -10.2, Long 40.2 (approx)

7.19am: Entered channel.

7.25am: Ran aground sounding 3.5 fms. Full speed ahead.

7.27am: Stop. Full speed astern. Stopped.

Hands employed laying out kedge anchor on starboard quarter.

11.20am: HMW Echo anchored close on port quarter.

Supplied Echo with provisions.

3.03pm: Used engines as requisite to refloat ship.

Steam cutter and 1st cutter standing by to pick up kedge anchor.

3.30pm: Ship refloated with aid of Echo.

4.48pm: Anchored, Mikindani.


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11 December 1916

Mikindani to Palma.

Lat -10.8, Long 40.6

2.14am: Weighed anchor and proceeded.

5.45am: Anchored in Rovuma (aka Ruvuma) Bay

6.15am: Seaplane left.

8.10am: Seaplane returned.

9.03am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.25am: Sighted Cape Delgado S2E.

11.08am: Same abeam 2 miles.

12.20pm: Anchored off Palma.

2.50pm: Discharged ratings to HMS Talbot

3.50pm: Talbot’s diver and apparatus alongside. Diver commenced examining port side of ship’s bottom.

5.45pm: Diver finished diving operations until daylight. Diving party left.


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12 December 1916

Palma to Mikindani.

Lat -10.8, Long 40.6

5.30am: Seaplane hoisted out. Seaplane prevented from going up by heavy rain, so hoisted in again.

6.50am: Resumed diving.

9.20am: Seaplane left.

10.15am: Seaplane returned.

Supplied 200 lbs of chocolate to HMS Talbot.

Embarked three ratings for river transport flotilla and three bags of mails, all to be transferred to HMW Echo.

11.34am: Weighed and proceeded.

12.26pm: Cape Delgado abeam 2.5 miles.

4.0pm: Read warrants Nos 33 and 34.

5.28pm: Anchored, Mikindani.

6.10pm: Echo alongside.

6.30pm: Disembarked four ratings and Talbot's three ratings to Echo. Supplied her with water and provisions.


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13 December 1916

Mikindani to Palma.

Lat -10.72, Long 40.58

2.02am: HMW Echo cast off.

2.12am: Weighed and proceeded.

5.45am: Anchored, Rovuma Bay.

6.0am: Seaplane away (returned in log).

8.0am: Seaplane returned and hoisted in.

8.22am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.24am: Cape Delgado abeam 2 miles.

11.30am: Anchored, Tunghi Bay.

1.25pm: Diving operations commenced on starboard side of ship's bottom. Watch assisting diving party.

5.20pm: Diving operations finished.


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14 December 1916

Palma.

Lat -10.72, Long 40.58

5.10am: HMS Talbot weighed anchor and proceeded out of harbour.

Exercised boys and marines in boat pulling.


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15 December 1916

Palma.

Lat -10.72, Long 40.58

Exercised racing cutter’s crew.

1.20pm: Fishing party left. (A practical expedition, where a seine net is laid out from boats and drawn into the beach, much as the native fishermen do.)

4.0pm: Read warrant No 35.

6.30pm: Fishing party returned.


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16 December 1916

Palma.

Lat -10.72, Long 40.58

2.25pm: HMW Childers alongside for water.

Embarked from her one wireless operator from HMS Challenger.

Exercised racing crews.


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17 December 1916

Palma.

Lat -10.72, Long 40.58

4.45am: HMW Childers cast off.

6.0am: Seaplane left.

8.30am: Seaplane returned.

Fishing party landed and racing crews exercised.


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18 December 1916

Palma to Mikindani and at sea.

Lat -10.25, Long 40.17

12.08am: Weighed and proceeded.

1.20am: Cape Delgado Lt abeam N17W, 2.5miles.

6.07am: Stopped. Away seaplane.

7.28am: Anchored, Mikindani Bay.

8.0am: Seaplane returned.

6.50pm: Embarked one carpenter rating and one warrant officer for passage to Dar-es-salaam.

10.15pm: Weighed and proceeded.

11.15pm: Sounded fire alarm. Fire in galley oven. Fire extinguished.


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19 December 1916

Mikindani to Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

2.0am: Stopped engines, helm a port.

4.33am: Proceeded.

6.24am: Anchored, Lindi Bay. HMS Rinaldo at anchor.

6.35am: Seaplane left.

1.30pm: 1st cutter away with boys, sand party. (Sand for fire buckets of course, but also for deck scrubbing.)


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20 December 1916

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

Reprimanded Temp. S/Lt J Burnett, RNR, for neglect of duty as second engineer of the watch, in not putting steam on the windlass engine at the time ordered.

1.35pm: HMW Childers alongside for provisions and water. One LS (sick) joined from Childers and one LS and one carpenter discharged to her. Discharged Major Hayes-Sadler’s baggage to her.

4.0pm: Read warrant No 36.


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21 December 1916

Lindi to Mikindani.

Lat -10.25, Long 40.17

1.0am: Lt Adamson RNR and one WO ex HMS Talbot discharged to HMW Childers for passage to Dar-es-salaam.

1.30pm: Childers cast off.

6.0am: Talbot anchored.

6.30am: HMS Rinaldo shifted to outer anchorage.

7.25am: HMS Challenger anchored. Received provisions from her and discharged one AB to her for river flotilla.

8.0am: HMW Echo alongside for provisions and water.

9.0am: Echo cast off and proceeded.

9.25am: Weighed and proceeded.

12.43pm: Anchored, Mikindani.

1.20pm: Fishing party left.


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22 December 1916

Mikindani.

Lat -10.25, Long 40.17

6.03am: Seaplane left.

9.05am: Seaplane returned.

11.0am: Eng. S/Lt Linn, Prob. Surgeon Robson and one stoker went on duty ashore.

12.20pm: HMW Echo arrived and alongside for provisons.

1.40pm: Echo left.

1.45pm: Picnic party landed.

2.30pm: Duty ashore party returned.

5.45pm: Picnic party returned.


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23 December 1916

Mikindani.

Lat -10.25, Long 40.17

6.0am: Engineer’s working party under L/Cdr Peat RNR landed.

Navigator and party away surveying.

12 noon: Engineer’s and survey parties returned.

1.52pm: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0pm: Pos. 9 35S, 39 58E. Stopped engines.

10.0pm: Proceeded.


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24 December 1916

At sea to Kiswere.

Lat -9.4, Long 39.58

4.30am: Sighted HMS Talbot’s light bg N82W.

5.50am: Anchored, Kiswere. Talbot and HMW Childers at anchor.

6.10am: Seaplane left.

6.15am: Childers left.

2.0pm: HMW Charon proceeded.

8.40pm: Talbot weighed and proceeded.

11.05pm: HMW Styx weighed and proceeded.


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25 December 1916

Kiswere.

Lat -9.4, Long 39.58

Shifted berth in am.


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26 December 1916

Kiswere.

Lat -9.4, Long 39.58

7.25am: Seaplane left.

9.10am: Seaplane returned, hoisted aboard to remove bombs.

9.25am: Seaplane hoisted out and left.

9.55am: Seaplane returned.

1.10pm: HMW Styx arrived and anchored.

4.0pm: Read warrant No 37.


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27 December 1916

Kiswere.

Lat -9.4, Long 39.58


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28 December 1916

Kiswere.

Lat -9.4, Long 39.58

6.40am: HMW Styx alongside for water and provisions.

9.40am: Styx cast off to anchor.

10.20am: HMW Charon anchored.

11.0am: Styx weighed and proceeded to sea.


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29 December 1916

Kiswere to Lindi.

Lat -9.5, Long 39.7

6.10am: Seaplane left.

7.30am: Seaplane returned.

9.30am: HMW Styx arrived.

10.30am: Styx left.

Received RNAS stores, 2000 lbs of potatoes and 2 cwt of onions.

10.54am: Weighed and proceeded.

3.15pm: Anchored, Lindi.


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30 December 1916

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

9.0am: Capt. Leader WIR, discharged ashore.

10.50am: HMS Talbot weighed and proceeded.

Boys and marines racing crews exercised.


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31 December 1916

Lindi to Palma.

Lat -10.3, Long 40.5

8.0am: Pos. 10 04S, 40 01E.

6.21am: Weighed anchor and proceeded.

7.49am: Sighted HMW Styx.

8.30am: Stopped engines in order to repair cover of feed pump.

9.05am: Proceeded.

12.45pm: Cape Delgado bg S4E, 18 miles.

2.04pm: Same abeam West 2 miles.

3.05pm: Anchored in Tunghi Bay.



LOGS FOR JANUARY 1917

(Palma, Kiswere, Lindi, Zanzibar, Kilwa Kisiwani and Lindi)


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Cover, signed Lt AH Dean, RNR, navigating officer.


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Instrument page.

Mercurial barometer. Lilley and Son, London. Cistern 38’ asl.

Air thermometers. Amidships, screened, Negretti & Zambra.

Sea thermometer. Negretti & Zambra, 1924.


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1 January 1917

Palma.

Lat -10.72, Long 40.58

A day at anchor.

1.0am: Rounds correct.

6.0am: Hands washing decks and flats.

9.15am: Divisions, prayers and PE.

9.35am: OS training class at seamanship. Boys training class at 6” gun drill and instruction. 2nd cutter employed carrying meat from shore. Remainder of hands reeving new falls for steam cutter, painting and scaling overside.

11.15am: Boys to physical drill.

1.0pm: Supplied HMW Styx with 15 lbs of beef.

2.0pm: Carpenter’s crew employed rigging stage (for painting). Seedie boys painting overside, boys at seamanship class.

4.0pm: Evening quarters.

4.15pm: Marines’ racing crew exercised.

5.15pm: Boys’ racing crew exercised.

9.0pm: Rounds correct.


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2 January 1917

Palma to Kiswere.

Lat -9.9, Long 40.1

5.18am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0am: Pos. 10 31S, 40 37E.

8.44am: Cape Delgado abeam N20W, 2.5miles.

11.0am: Portugese cruiser Adamastor passed steering SW.

3.47pm: Anchored, Kiswere.

Supplied HMW Charon with 18 lbs of beef and 60 lbs of bread.

9.0pm: Charon left.


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3 January 1917

Kiswere to Lindi.

Lat -9.4, Long 39.58

6.50am: Seaplane left.

8.50am: Seaplane returned.

9.10am: Prob. Surgeon Robson, RNVR, went ashore on duty.

2.15pm: Weighed and proceeded.

7.25pm: Anchored, Lindi Bay.

7.55pm: HMW Charon alongside for water. Discharged three ratings for Kilwa to her.

10.30pm: Charon cast off and proceeded to sea.


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4 January 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

5.20am: Seaplane left.

7.40am: Seaplane returned, hoisted aboard.

9.20am: Seaplane left.

10.40am: HMS Rinaldo opened fire. Bearing of Rinaldo from Himalaya S39W, 5 miles.

11.40am: Rinaldo ceased firing.

11.55am: Seaplane returned, hoisted aboard.

9.52pm: HMS Talbot anchored.


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5 January 1917

Lindi and at sea.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

8.0am: HMW Charon arrived and anchored.

9.25am: Whaler Styx alongside for water and provisions.

OS training class at gunnery. Boys training class at field exercises, remainder of hands painting, white washing troop decks and preparing ship for sea.

11.25am: HMS Talbot weighed and proceeded.

12 noon: Styx cast off.

12.13pm: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0pm: Pos. 8 33S, 40 02.5E.


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6 January 1917

At sea to various anchorages.

Lat -7.7, Long 39.68 (approx)

3.45am: Moresby Pt Lt bg S61W.

5.16am: Same abeam bg S17E, 4.5 miles

6.32am: Anchored, NW of Niororo I. HMS Manica at anchor.

7.10am: Seaplane left. Lt Moon RNAS pilot, Cdr Bridgeman observer.

7.20am: 24 cases for HMS Mersey received from Manica.

7.35am: HMS Thistle anchored.

7.40am: Embarked one seaplane from Manica and Flight S/Lt Dean for passage to Zanzibar.

8.45am: HMW Childers arrived and anchored.

9.15am: Discharged AB Lymes and LS Grist returned from Childers.

11.0am: Thistle and Childers left.

11.02am: Weighed and proceeded. Stopped, hoisted out seaplane. Proceeded.

11.53am: Anchored, West of Moresby Pt and North of Shungumbili I.

12.35pm: Seaplane left.

12.41pm: Weighed and proceeded.

2.48pm: Anchored, South of Koma I.

2.55pm: Seaplane returned, hoisted aboard.

3.20pm: Weighed and proceeded, various courses.

6.44pm: Anchored.

Himalaya has been searching for the first aircraft launched today, which failed to return. Here is an account of that flight, written by Peter Dye for Cross and Cockade International Journal.

Early in 1917, tragedy struck when Moon (Flight Lieutenant Edwin Rowland Moon RNAS) and Flag Commander the Hon. Richard Bridgeman undertook a reconnaissance of the Rufiji Delta in Short 8254, operating from HMS Himalaya. On their way back to Himalaya the engine failed and the seaplane made a forced landing in a creek. The engine could not be restarted and, with Germans in the vicinity, it was decided to burn the seaplane. Moon and Bridgeman spent the next three days walking and swimming towards the mouth of the river. Sadly, Bridgeman died after a raft they had made was swept out to sea. Moon was captured by German Askaris on 9 January 1917 and remained a POW for the remainder of the war. He was later to be awarded the Distinguished Service Order for his 'constant flights over the enemy coast and his great coolness and resource'.

Richard Orlando Beaconsfield Bridgeman, RN, had been awarded a DSO earlier in the campaign with the citation: “Cdr. Bridgeman displayed great courage and coolness on the 19th August, 1915, in command of two whalers (Pickle and Fly) which proceeded into Tanga harbour. The manner in which the whalers endeavoured, though subjected to a heavy and accurate fire, to carry out their orders and board the SS Markgraf was worthy of the best traditions of the Royal Navy.”

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7 January 1917

At sea to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.7, Long 39.4

5.20am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.02am: Ras Kanzi LH abeam bg S54W, 4.5miles.

11.16am: A/c N53W to search for missing seaplane.

1.18pm: Stopped to pick up wrecked seaplane and crew from HMW Salamander. (This must be another seaplane, as Moon’s aircraft definitely crash landed up river.)

1.40pm: Salamander left.

1.55pm: Seaplane aboard, proceeded.

3.20pm: Chumbe LH abeam 1.25 miles.

3.27pm: Embarked Cdr Bowhill, RNAS.

4.55pm: Anchored, Zanzibar.

Colliers Cressington Court and Ferndene (Ferndale in log) alongside.

6.30pm: Discharged one signal rating prisoner to HMS Princess.

9.0pm: Eng. S/Lt McKay and two domestics joined ship.


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8 January 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

5.30am: Hands rigging coaling gear and hoisting out wrecked seaplane.

7.30am: Wrecked seaplane left ship.

Commenced coaling.

8.30am: 10 RNAS ratings on shore on duty.

10.40am: HMW Salamander anchored.

11.20am: Lt Dean RNR joined ship.

4.45pm: Discharged effects of men discharged to HMS Hyacinth.

6.0pm: Received on board one seedie boy prisoner.

6.35pm: SBA Jones placed under arrest.

7.0pm: Ceased coaling for the day.

7.30pm: Box of seaplane spare parts taken onboard.


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9 January 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.0am: Resumed coaling.

11.20am: Finished coaling, total received 605 tons.

12.30pm: Collier Ferndene cast off

In pm: Hands taking in stores (including 177 gallons of rum) and water.


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10 January 1917

Zanzibar and at sea.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

12.30am: Commenced taking in fresh water for boilers

7.10am: Working party sent to HMS Trent to discharge fresh meat for ship.

Hands washing paintwork, taking in meat and stores, stowing coaling gear away and preparing ship for sea.

10.30am: Engineer’s party landed for duty ashore.

5.0pm: Discharged CPO Gossop to HMS Trent.

5.20pm: Embarked Lt Middleton RNR for passage to HMS Talbot, Lt Ward RNVR and one seedie boy for passage to HMS Challenger.

5.40pm: Steam cutter broken down, boiler leaking, hoisted onboard.

6.20pm: Stoker Lambert placed under arrest.

7.20pm: Two Chief shipwrights joined for passage to HMS Challenger.

Received medical stores.

8.20pm: Two cooks joined ship from SS Mafia

8.40pm: Weighed and proceeded.

9.38pm: Chumbe Lt abeam 1 mile.


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11 January 1917

At sea to Niororo I. and at sea.

Lat -7.63, Long 39.68

12.40am: Passed HMW Prattler steering NW.

4.35am: Moresby Pt Lt bg S14E.

6.33am: Anchored off Niororo I. HMS’ Challenger and Thistle at anchor.

Two Chief shipwrights, mails, two cases of ammunition and 320 lbs of meat discharged to HMS Challenger. Supplied HMS Thistle with 50 lbs of meat.

9.30am: HMW Fly anchored. Supplied her with provisions.

11.45am: HMW Pickle anchored.

1.50pm: Discharged Lt Ward RNVR, one sheik (?) and two native servants to HMS Challenger.

2.15pm: Thistle proceeded to sea.

2.40pm: Pickle proceeded to sea.

4.05pm: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0pm: Pos. 7 53S, 40 00E.


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12 January 1917

At sea to Lindi Bay, Kilwa Kisiwani and at sea.

Lat -9.8, Long 39.8 (approx)

8.07am: Anchored in Lindi Bay.

Received two ratings from HMS Talbot for passage to Kilwa. Talbot’s cutter and HMW Charon alongside for stores. Hands discharging stores for HMS' Styx, Rinaldo and Charon to Charon.

10.15am: Charon left.

10.16am: Weighed and proceeded.

1.45pm: SS Barjora passed South

4.0pm: Read warrants Nos 38 and 39.

4.29pm: Anchored, Kilwa Kisiwani.

Supplied four cheeses to HMS Princess and embarked two ratings for Zanzibar.

5.26pm: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0pm: Pos. 8 37S, 39 41E.

11.45pm: Sighted Moresby Lt bg North.


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13 January 1917

At sea to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

1.05am: Moresby Pt Lt bg N67W, 6 miles.

7.04am: Makatumbe LH abeam bg N37W, 9 miles.

8.0am: Pos. 6 33S, 39 22E.

10.02am: Chumbe LH abeam, 9 cables.

10.45am: Anchored, Zanzibar.

4.30pm: First Lt discharged to convalescent home. Discharged one CPO W/T to HMW Prattler.

5.0pm: Two leave absentees returned.

8.40am: Escort landed and returned with three absentees.


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14 January 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

In am: Water lighters alongside.

5.45am: HMW Prattler proceeded.

9.10am: Official visit by Captain of Italian warship Calabria (Caribia in log).

9.30am: HMS Mersey proceeded to sea for steam trials.

10.0am: Hands mustered by open list.

11.30am: Mersey anchored.

12.50pm: Discharged six ratings to HMS Challenger.

5.30pm: Challenger weighed and proceeded.

One rating embarked for Prattler.

6.35pm: Greaser Wilson put under sentry's charge.

Escort of marines landed to arrest absentee and brought him aboard.

10.30pm: Escort returned with two absentees.


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15 January 1917

Zanzibar and at sea.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

2.55am: HMW Styx anchored.

6.30am: HMW Charon anchored.

7.0am: HMS Mersey left.

7.30am: Seaplane alongside and hoisted aboard. Six RNAS ratings joined ship.

9.45am: Lighter alongside with stores for HMS' Himalaya, Talbot and Rinaldo.

Hands employed lifting steamboat’s boiler on deck for repairs and loading stores.

Discharged CPO Fancock to hospital.

Chief carpenter and 12 seedie boys landed for duty ashore. Effects of ratings of river flotilla transferred to RNB.

1.0pm: Duty watch taking in stores and timber.

2.30pm: Discharged Lt/Cdr Durkin to RNB. Embarked two ratings for Rinaldo and one for HMW Prattler

3.20pm: Weighed and proceeded.

4.0pm: Read warrant No 40.

8.0pm: Pos. 6 42S, 39 29E.

11.50pm: Moresby Pt Lt bg S15E.


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16 January 1917

At sea to Kiswere and Lindi.

Lat -9.2, Long 39.7

8.0am: Pos. 8 40S, 39 42E.

1.23am: Moresby Pt Lt bg S59W, 5 miles.

1.06pm: Anchored, Kiswere. Landed Prob. Surgeon Robson on duty

2.55pm: Supplied HMW Prattler with provisions. Prattler proceeded into inner anchorage.

4.52pm: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0pm: Pos. 9 46S, 39 52E.

8.30pm: Sighted HMS Talbot bg S52W.

9.37pm: Anchored, Lindi Bay. Talbot at anchor and discharged mails to her.


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17 January 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

6.30am: Discharged stores and provisions to HMS Talbot.

Discharged two ratings and two bags mails to HMS Rinaldo.

7.25am: Talbot left.

10.0am: Discharged stores and beef to Rinaldo.

Gunnery training class at maxim gun drill. Boys away getting sand.

1.0pm: HMW Salamander alongside for water, mails, provisions and stores.

3.45pm: Salamander left.

5.10pm: Seaplane left.

5.30pm: Seaplane signalled for assistance, 1st cutter sent to tow seaplane back.

6.50pm: Seaplane hoisted aboard.


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18 January 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

4.45am: PO Brown, wardroom cook discharged to HMW Salamander.

5.0am: Salamander cast off and proceeded.

7.15am: Supplied HMS Rinaldo with 12 casks of rum, 500 pounds sterling and one cask of vinegar.

5.0pm: Salamander arrived and proceeded into Lindi harbour.

6.05pm: Salamander alongside for 2 tons of water.


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19 January 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

7.30am: HMW Prattler alongside.

8.30am: HMW Salamander left.

Supplied Prattler with provisions and water.Two cases and one bag mails transferred from Prattler to HMS Rinaldo.

15 cases, one sack and four bags mails taken onboard for military.

10.45am: Prattler proceeded.

4.0pm: Evening quarters. Read warrant no 41.


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20 January 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

Supplied 60lbs of beef to HMS Rinaldo.

In pm: Make and mend.


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21 January 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

Supplied 60lbs of beef to HMS Rinaldo.

5.15pm: HMW Prattler closed and anchored. Supplied same with 15 lbs of beef and 30 lbs of bread.


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22 January 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

3.0am: HMW Prattler weighed anchor and proceeded.

5.30am: HMS Rinaldo weighed anchor and proceeded to sea.

4.0pm: Read warrant No 42.

5.30pm: Supplied 56 lbs of meat to HMS Thistle.


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23 January 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

2.15am: HMS Thistle weighed anchor and proceeded to sea.

9.15am: Carpenter’s party landed for duty ashore.

Steam cutter’s boiler replaced and boat hoisted. Steam raised on Thistle’s cutter.

1.30pm: Thistle anchored.

5.18pm: HMS Talbot anchored.

Reprimanded Temp. Eng.S/Lt Cyril Kaminski RNR, for not immediately obeying an order given to him by Temp. Eng. Cdr LD Shakle.


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24 January 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

8.08am: Seaplane left.

8.50am: Seaplane returned.

9.30am: Enquiry held on board HMS Talbot.


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25 January 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

5.30pm: 34 marines landed.

HMW Prattler made fast alongside HMS Talbot.

Supplied HMS Thistle, Talbot and Prattler with beef.

7.30pm: Marines returned.


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26 January 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

5.35am: HMW Prattler closed, received mails and proceeded.

5.50am: Seaplane left.

5.55am: HMS Thistle weighed anchor and proceeded up river.

6.35am: Seaplane returned.

7.25am: Thistle anchored.

8.15am: HMW Salamander made fast alongside for water.

10.35am: Salamander cast off.

5.40pm: HMS Talbot weighed and proceeded.


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27 January 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

10.0am: HMW Prattler arrived alongside, discharged stores for HMS’ Talbot and Himalaya and one case for HMS Thistle.

Discharged Major Ball's gear to Prattler and supplied her with stores, provisions and water.

11.30am: HMW Salamander proceeded.

Embarked one seedie boy, one sepoy and two bags of mails for Kiswere.

5.30pm: Prattler cast off and anchored.


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28 January 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

3.55am: HMW Prattler weighed anchor and proceeded to sea.

10.45am: HMS Talbot arrived.

11.0am: Discharged stores, letters and beef to HMS Talbot, also LS Salt for hospital.

5.30pm: Discharged Major Ball, one sepoy and one seedie boy to shore.


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29 January 1917

Lindi and at sea for Durban.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

8.22am: HMS Princess arrived and anchored.

10.0am: Discharged seaplane and stores to Princess, also one officer, 10 ratings and one native servant.

10.25am: HMW Prattler arrived and anchored.

10.30am: HMS Thistle proceeded to sea.

10.35am: HMS Rinaldo anchored.

Surgeon MacMullen RN joined ship.

12.10pm: Prattler proceeded to sea.

8.07pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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30 January 1917

At sea.

Lat -10.9, Long 40.8

7.30am: Sighted HMS Challenger, closed and took up station two cables from her.

LS T Salt rejoined ship.

8.0am: Pos. 10 21S, 41 00E.

8.0pm: Pos. 12 18S, 41 11E.


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31 January 1917

At sea.

Lat -15.1, Long 41.25

4.55am: Sighted HMS Challenger bg N86W. Joined and kept station with her.

8.0am: Pos. 14 37S, 41 32E.

8.0pm: Pos. 16 16S, 40 52E.



LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1917

(Durban and Simonstown for refit)


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Cover, signed by Lt AH Dean RNR. Navigating Officer.


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Instrument page.

Mercurial barometer. Lilley and Son, London. Cistern 38’ asl.

Air thermometers. Amidships, screened, Negretti & Zambra.

Sea thermometer. Negretti & Zambra.


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1 February 1917

At sea.

Lat -18.9, Long 39.0 (from Challenger’s log)

8.0am: Pos. 18 30S, 39 18E.

SW’ly courses all day keeping station on HMS Challenger.


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2 February 1917

At sea.

Lat -22.8, Long 37.1

7.25am: Sighted SS bg N80W,Southbound (Cressington Court, examined by HMS Challenger).

8.0am: Pos. 22 06S, 37 31E.

SW’ly courses, keeping station on Challenger.

8.0pm: Pos. 24 02S, 36 15E.

10.10pm: Sighted SS Murillo (Durban - Port Said), stopped to examine her.

11.55pm: Zavora Lt abeam N43W.


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3 February 1917

At sea.

Lat -26.5, Long 34.2

7.05am: Closed HMS Challenger and received signal to steer S51W.

8.0am: Pos. 25 56S, 34 35E.

Keeping station all day 5 miles on Challenger’s port beam.

8.0pm: Pos. 27 49S, 33 14E.

11.07pm: St. Lucia Lt bg S81W.


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4 February 1917

At sea to Durban (Port Natal).

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

10.09am: Pilot boarded, Mr Girling.

10.30am: Passed breakwater, tug Harry Escombe in attendance.

11.30am: made fast, A shed.

6.30pm: Commenced coaling, shore labour.


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5 February 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

6.0am: Ceased coaling, 1,000 tons aboard.

7.0am: Commenced coaling again.

4.30pm: Finished coaling, 1,318 tons received.


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6 February 1917

Durban and at sea.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

12 noon: Time ball taken.

In pm: Removing troop fittings and gear with shore labour.

7.55pm: Pilot boarded,

8.25pm: Cast off and proceeded out of harbour assisted by tug.

9.20pm: Dropped pilot.

10.15pm: Took up station 5 miles on HMS Challenger’s port beam.


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7 February 1917

At sea.

Lat -31.2, Long 30.35 (from Challenger’s log)

Keeping station on HMS Challenger all day.

8.30am: Intercepted and examined steamer.

8.0pm: Pos. 32 23S, 28 59E.


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8 February 1917

At sea.

Lat -34.2, Long 26.3

Keeping station on HMS Challenger all day.

8.0am: Pos. 33 55S, 27 04E.

1.46am: Hood Pt Lt abeam N24W 14 miles.

2.15pm: Intercepted SS City of Bombay, proceeded to rejoin Challenger.

8.0pm: Pos. 34 42S, 24 58E.


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9 February 1917

At sea.

Lat -35.3, Long 21.9

Keeping station on HMS Challenger all day.

8.0am: Pos. 36 09S, 22 45E.

1.25pm: Intercepted SS Ningchow, Durban to Cape Town. Proceeded.

8.0pm: Pos. 35 31S, 20 31E.


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10 February 1917

At sea to Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

8.0am: Pos. 34 27S, 18 44E.

10.24am: Anchored in Simon’s Bay.

11.53am: Weighed and proceeded into dock, tugs assisting.

3.0pm: Leave to starboard watch until midnight Tuesday 13th inst.

4.10pm: Cape Town patrol landed, one PO, three LS, and six ABs, S/Lt Barclay in charge.

8.30pm: Marine escort landed to arrest a stoker, drunk.

9.15pm: Escort returned.


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11 February 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

Sunday routine.

11.30pm: Two absentees from HMS Hyacinth, Morgan and Knight, reported on board HMS Himalaya.


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12 February 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

6.40am: Discharged absentees to HMS Hyacinth.

8.45am: HMS Challenger moved into dry dock.

11.05am: Hyacinth weighed and proceeded to sea.


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13 February 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

3.15pm: Discharged Mid. Pitcairn RNR to hospital.


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14 February 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

1.30am: Cape Town patrol returned with three absentees from HMT Empress of Britain. Sent absentees to HMS Challenger under marine escort.

1.30pm: Leave to port watch until Saturday pm.

Received very large quantities of provisions, detailed in the log in very small writing for enthusiasts.

3.45pm: Chambers and O’Reilly placed under arrest.

11.20pm: One absentee returned on board.


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15 February 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

In am: Hands cleaning ship and getting up meat from the refrigerator. Working party sent to HMS Trent to discharge stores.

12.35pm: HMS Hyacinth arrived and moored to buoy.

11 sick ratings taken on board to await passage to England. Three ratings discharged from hospital to ship for light duties.

4.0pm: Read warrants 43, 44, 45 and 46.

1,500 lbs of condemned meat sent out to the bay and jettisoned.


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16 February 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43


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17 February 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

12 noon: HMS Kent anchored.

5.0pm: Patrol under S/Lt Barclay RNR landed for Simonstown.


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18 February 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

8.0am: HMS Kent fast at A Berth.


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19 February 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

8.20pm: Stoker Parry brought aboard by naval patrol.

11.40pm: Part of Cape Town patrol returned with stoker Lambert.


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20 February 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

1.20pm: Cape Town patrol in charge of Lt Johnston landed.

2.17pm: HMS Kent left the basin to anchor.

2.40pm: Stoker Wilson and SBA Jones came aboard, absentees since Durban.

LS Salt discharged to hospital.

3.15pm: HMS Challenger left graving dock and made fast alongside A berth.

9.45pm: Mr Joseph Elliot, Chief Gunner, departed this life.

11.50pm: Remains of Mr Elliot removed to mortuary, RN hospital.


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21 February 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

7.20am: Two POs and 30 men landed to assist in getting ship out of basin.

8.05am: Engineer reports main steam pipe cracked. Made fast alongside.

1.0pm: Funeral party landed.

2.45pm: LS Salt rejoined.

9.30pm: Five absentees returned.


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22 February 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

10.30am: Inquest held on death of Mr Elliot, Chief Gunner.

2.0pm: Landed two POs and 40 men to assist in docking SS Tyndareus. *

2.30pm: HMS Hyacinth shifted berth.

4.10pm: Read warrant No 48.

4.30pm: Football team landed.

5.0pm: Town patrol landed, Lt Cooke RNR in charge.

* The Tyndareus was on her maiden voyage, carrying troops from Devonport to Hong Kong, when she struck a mine off Cape Agulhas. With splendid discipline all the troops were got into the boats and were picked up by another Blue Funnel Line ship, the Eumaeus and the hospital ship SS Oxfordshire. Repaired she remained in service for many years, carrying troops again in WW2 and afterwards served on the run carrying pilgrims to Mecca. Scrapped in 1961. The logs of HMS’ Trent and Hyacinth who attended the wreck and brought her into harbour contain many interesting details and this picture is of interest.


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23 February 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

8.17am: Ship passed out of basin to anchor.

10.0am: Enquiry held to investigate into the death of Mr Elliot, Chief Gunner RN.

11.30am: HMS Hyacinth weighed anchor and proceeded.

1.30pm: Sgt Fisk (?) RMLI discharged to RN hospital.

5.15pm: Staff Surgeon Smith RN joined ship from RN hospital.


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24 February 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

7.45am: Invalids left ship and entrained for Cape Town. Working party landed to assist with baggage to railway station.

11.45am: Read warrants 49, 50, 51, 52 and 53.

Landed five defaulters for detention in charge of marine escort under Corporal Millar.

4.10pm: Read warrant No 54.


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25 February 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

3.0pm: Patrol landed in charge of S/Lt McClure RNR.

6.40pm: HMS Hyacinth anchored.


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26 February 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

6.0am: HMS Hyacinth shifted berth.

Sent working party to HMS Trent for stores.

5.10pm: Trent weighed and proceeded to sea.

One greaser joined ship from Hyacinth.


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27 February 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

4.0pm: Read warrant No 55.

4.10pm: HMS Hyacinth weighed and proceeded to sea. Flag transferred to HMS Challenger.

5.0pm: One marine lent to RN hospital.


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28 February 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

7.04am: Weighed and proceeded to sea. Swung ship for deviation.

8.10am: SS Baron Minto passed bound in to Simonstown.

9.30am: Dropped target for 1” aiming rifle practice, 15 rounds per gun. Picked up target and returned to harbour.

11.43am: Anchored.

2.0pm: MAA (Master at Arms)F Treverton placed under open arrest (and see 3rd April).



LOGS FOR MARCH 1917

(Simonstown, Cape Town, Simonstown, Durban and Beira)


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Cover, signed by Lt AH Dean, RNR, navigating officer.


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Instrument page.

Mercurial barometer. Lilley and Son, London. Cistern 38’ asl. No 1348379.

Air thermometers. Amidships, screened, Negretti & Zambra. Nos 1920 and 1921.

Sea thermometer. Negretti & Zambra. No 1924.


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1 March 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

A typical harbour day.

2.0am: Rounds correct.

6.0am: Hands scrubbing decks with sand.

8.10am: Received 600 lbs of meat.

9.05am: Two carpenters and two boys landed to work in dockyard.

Hands cleaning ship.

12.25pm: Carpenter’s party returned.

One marine discharged ashore for duty.

3.30pm: Leave to watch till 7.15pm.

7.30pm: Libertymen returned.

9.0pm: Rounds correct.


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2 March 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43


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3 March 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43


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4 March 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43


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5 March 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

7.0am: Sent target party to tug Scotsman and landed marine escort.

8.45am: Rear Admiral Charlton boarded. C-in-C's flag hoisted.

8.56am: Weighed and proceeded.

9.40am: General quarters. Carried out battle practice, Admiral inspecting. Returned to harbour.

11.55am: Anchored.

12.05pm: Admiral Charlton left. C-in-C's flag transferred to HMS Challenger.


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6 March 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

2.35pm: Landed deceased officer's effects.

3.30pm: Greaser Ketterington discharged to the shore.


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7 March 1917

Simonstown and at sea.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

2.0pm: Embarked two ratings for detention in cells on board.

5.55pm: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0pm: Pos. 34 26.5S, 18 39.5E.


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8 March 1917

At sea to Cape Town.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44

8.0am: Pos. 33 50S, 18 06E.

11.05am: Picked up pilot.

11.59am: Made fast alongside aided by tug.

1.55pm: Commenced coaling. Landed escort to bring off absentees. Escort returned with absentees.

Received 1,500 lbs fish and 5,000 lbs of meat.


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9 March 1917

Cape Town.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44

5.50am: Finished coaling. Total received, 584 tons.

Discharged AB T Salt RFR and AB Renwick RNR to SS Wiltshire. Discharged AB Raynor RFR and AB Whyte RNR to SS Ajana.

12.20pm: Escort landed to bring back prisoners from Wynberg (Wyberg in log) detention barracks.

3.30pm: Escort returned from Wynberg.

4.0pm: HMS Kent arrived and made fast to wharf.


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10 March 1917

Cape Town and at sea.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44

2.30pm: Four patrols landed to round up all liberty men.

4.40pm: Discharged blank to HMHS Ebani.

4.50pm: Embarked one prisoner for detention from HMS Kent.

6.07pm: Proceeded out of dock, tug Ludwig Weiner in attendance.

6.36pm: Dropped pilot and proceeded.

8.0pm: Pos. 33 54S, 18 14E.

11.35pm: Green Pt Lt. bg S75E(m).


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11 March 1917

At sea.

Lat -33.9, Long 18.05

Various courses, looking for convoy.

4.45am: Sighted SS Idomeneus.

6.45am: SS Warwickshire* passed Northward.

8.0am: Pos. 33 46.5S, 17 57.5E.

9.45am: Read warrants Nos 58 and 59.

1.05pm: Sighted convoy bg S72E steering NW.

2.25pm: Sighted steamer bg S14E, steering NNE.

7.27pm: Boarding officer sent aboard SS Malakand. Officer returned, proceeded.

8.0pm: Pos. 33 14S, 17 23E.

* The first of three Bibby Line ships of this name, 1902, 7,975 grt, scrapped in 1932.


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12 March 1917

At sea on patrol.

Lat -32.8, Long 16.9

Northerly courses until 6.49am, then Southerly.

2.40am: Reduced to 24 revs, owing to thick fog.

3.0am: Commenced making regulation fog signals and switched on navigation lights full power.

8.0am: Pos. 32 18S, 16 32E.

5.20pm: Sighted SS bg South steering to the Northward. Turned and chased same. Found to be SS Illegible.

8.0pm: Pos. 33 31.5S, 17 38E.


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13 March 1917

At sea to Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

1.10am: Signalled SS Suveric bound North.

4.25am: Cape Point bg N66E.

9.20am: Anchored, Simonstown.

10.10am: Absentees from Cape Town returned on board.

12.30pm: Patrol landed to search for deserters.


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14 March 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

9.30am: LS Salt and Grist, ABs Hill and Saunders discharged to RN dockyard.

1.50pm: Received 34 ratings from HMS Hyacinth

8.0pm: Landed picket to arrest absentees,

Picket returned with one absentee.


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15 March 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

7.50am: Stoker Basset, absentee, returned from HMS Challenger.

7.55am: Working party landed to unload ammunition from railway waggons. Carpenter’s party landed for dockyard.

8.40pm: Landed escort to bring off absentee. Escort and absentee returned.


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16 March 1917

Simonstown and at sea towards Durban.

Lat -34.4, Long 18.6

6.40am: Six ratings joined for disposal.

10.14am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.26am: Cape Pt LH abeam.

8.0pm: Pos. 35 02S, 21 45E.

11.25pm: C Agulhas LH bg N18E.


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17 March 1917

At sea.

Lat -34.95, Long 22.6

1.30am: Passed steamer steering west.

8.0am: Pos. 34 59S, 21 26E.

8.0pm: Pos. 34 35S, 24 43E.

11.10pm: C St Francis LH abeam 19 miles.


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18 March 1917

At sea.

Lat -34.0, Long 27.0

3.30am: Port Elizabeth LH bg N10E.

8.0am: Pos. 34 20S, 26 22E.

2.44pm: Great Fish Pt LH bg N17E.

8.0pm: Pos. 33 28S, 27 42E.

9.10pm: Passed USS Rizal.

9.45pm: Hood Point Lt bg N30E.


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19 March 1917

At sea.

Lat -32.4, Long 29.5

12.06am: Hood Point Lt abeam bg N14W, 14 miles.

8.0am: Pos. 32 49S, 29 01.5E.

4.34pm: Stopped and boarded Dutch barque Albertine Beatrice.

5.44pm: Boarding party returned, proceeded.

8.0pm: Pos. 31 50.5 S, 30 14E.


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20 March 1917

At sea to Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

8.0am: Pos. 30 29S, 31 17E.

9.45am: Bluff LH bg N24W.

12.07pm: Pilot boarded.

1.25pm: Fast alongside wharf, B shed.


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21 March 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

9.0am: Placed Temp. Eng. S/Lt John Burnett under arrest.

Shore labour fitting out for troops.

3.30pm: Commenced taking onboard mails for East Africa.


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22 March 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

8.15am: Stoker Grey placed under arrest.

Embarked one major, three captains and one lieutenant for passage.

1.30pm: One native cook joined ship.

2.50pm: Troop baggage arrived.

5.30pm: Shifted to berth abreast A shed.


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23 March 1917

Durban and at sea.

Lat -29.8, Long 31.2

7.0am: Two signal ratings loaned to HMT Professor.

8.08am: Commenced embarking troops.

8.35am: Finished embarking troops.

Embarked seven officers, three warrant officers and 274 men.

10.35am: Cast off and proceeded.

11.01am: Pilot left.

Reprimanded Temp. Eng. S/Lt John Burnett RNR for using improper and insubordinate language to his superior officer, Temp. Eng. Lt/Cdr James Peat RNR.

4.0pm: Professor bore S63E 12.5 cables.

9.04pm: C St Lucia Lt abeam 6 miles.

11.59pm: Professor bore N72E.


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24 March 1917

At sea.

Lat -26.45, Long 33.9

8.0am: Pos. 27 01S, 33 33E.

12 noon: HMT Professor bore N82E, 3,250 yds.

4.0pm: Read warrant No 60.

8.0pm: Pos. 25 21S, 34 56.5E.

11.15pm: Zavora Pt Lt bg N5W, 24 miles.

11.59pm: Professor 1 mile abeam, starboard side.


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25 March 1917

At sea.

Lat -23.25, Long 35.8

8.40am: Boarded steamer.

9.0am: Barra Pt Lt S65W.

9.15am: Proceeded.

10.20am: Sighted SS Duplex* proceeding South.

12 noon: HMT Professor bore N35E 16 miles.

7.0pm: Cape Bazaruto Lt bg N15W.

8.0pm: Pos. 21 48S, 35 45E.

11.59pm: Professor bore S61E 1 mile.

*ex civilian Nentwater, built 1872, 874grt. Armed with 1-3pdr.


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26 March 1917

At sea to Beira.

Lat -19.8, Long 34.8

7.0am: Anchored off Beira.

Anchor bearings: Masuto LH bg N12W, Fairway buoy bg N41E.


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27 March 1917

Beira.

Lat -19.8, Long 34.8

4.0pm: Hands preparing to receive troops.

6.50pm: Two signalmen lent to HMT Professor returned on board.


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28 March 1917

Beira.

Lat -19.8, Long 34.8


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29 March 1917

Beira and at sea.

Lat -19.8, Long 34.8

2.20am: SS Intombi anchored.

5.55am: Intombi weighed and proceeded into harbour.

10.05am: Lighter with troops alongside, commenced embarking officers and troops.

11.0am: All troops and officers onboard, 633 troops, 44 officers and 11 civilians. Hands unloading baggage from lighter. Received 18 bags mails for German East Africa.

1.08pm: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0pm: Pos. 19 33.75S, 36 02E.


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30 March 1917

At sea.

Lat -18.1, Long 38.6

8.0am: Pos. 18 36S, 38 03E.

8.0pm: Pos. 17 04S, 39 48E.

8.49pm: Stopped owing to key of eccentric strap carrying away.


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31 March 1917

At sea.

Lat -16.3, Long 40.5

Stopped until 6.05 am.

8.0am: Pos. 16 31S, 40 02E.

10.0am: Mafamede I. bg N32W.

8.0pm: Pos. 15 14S, 40 56E.

10.14pm: George I. Lt abeam bg N56W, 11.5 miles.



LOGS FOR APRIL 1917

(Dar-es-salaam, Zanzibar, D-E-S, Beira, Durban and Cape Town)

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Cover, signed Lt AH Dean RNR, Navigating Officer.

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Instrument page.

Mercurial barometer. Lilley and Son, London. Cistern 38’ asl. No 1348379.

Air thermometers. Amidships, screened, Negretti & Zambra. Nos 1920 and 1921.

Sea thermometer. Negretti & Zambra. No 1924.


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1 April 1917

At sea.

Lat -13.2, Long 41.2

8.0am: Pos. 13 42S, 41 10E (14 10E in log)

8.0pm: Pos. 12 03S, 41 00E.


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2 April 1917

At sea.

Lat -9.6, Long 40.8

8.0am: Pos. 10 32S, 40 48E.

8.0pm: Pos. 8 16S, 40 16.5E.


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3 April 1917

At sea to Dar-es-salaam and Zanzibar.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

7.33am: Anchored, Dar-es-salaam. Lighter alongside for baggage.

8.35am: HMW Prattler alongside for fleet mails.

9.55am: Shifted berth, assisted by tug Sir David Hunter.

11.25am: Discharged civilians and baggage to SS Palamcotta.

Discharged Surgeon Bostock RN to HMS Mersey.

11.40am: Commenced discharging troops and baggage.

Received one cot case and mails from HMS Talbot for Zanzibar.

Ship's Corporal Treverton discharged to Talbot.

1.17pm: Weighed and proceeded.

4.17pm: Chumbe LH abeam 1,320 yards.

5.12pm: Anchored, Zanzibar.

Leave to seedie boys till 6.0pm Thursday.


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4 April 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

In am: taking in fresh water and stores.

Two ratings rejoined ship from RN hospital.

Two cot cases and two seedie boys discharged to hospital.


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5 April 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Six seedie boys joined ship.

Hands employed loading stores, cleaning troop decks and spreading awnings.

Dental party landed.

Discharged six seedie boys to shore.


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6 April 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Coaling with shore labour and taking on water.

One rating discharged to HMW Charon and one rating joined ship from same.


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7 April 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

7.0am: HMS Rinaldo anchored.

12 noon: Embarked 26 invalids including one cot case for passage to Simonstown.

In pm: Received on board 71 bundles coir rope, six baskets fruit and one package for passage to Dar-es-salaam, two packages for Cape Town.

Embarked Lt Hedlam for passage to Dar-es-salaam and Lt Adamson RNR for passage to Simonstown.

Received mails for Dar-es-salaam and Simonstown from RN barracks, HMS Lunka (Lunca in log) and Rinaldo.


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8 April 1917

Zanzibar to Dar-es-salaam and at sea for Beira.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

5.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0am: Pos. 6 30S, 39 18E.

8.20am: Sighted HMS Talbot steaming SW.

9.48am: Anchored, Dar-es-salaam. Embarked 325 troops.

One rating lent to HMT Nile and one to HMT Kinfauns Castle.

12.30pm: Discharged 40 ratings to River Transport flotilla.

3.18pm: Weighed and proceeded, Kinfauns Castle and Nile in company.

8.0pm: Pos. 7 14S, 39 47E.

10.50pm: Moresby Point bg West 8 miles.

33 on sick list (presumably including the 26 invalids embarked in Zanzibar).


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9 April 1917

At sea.

Lat -9.5, Long 40.0

7.30am: HMT Aragon joined convoy. Sent one signal rating to her.

8.0am: Pos. 8 56S. 39 43E.

In convoy with HMTs Aragon, Kinfauns Castle and Nile.

6.50pm: Cape Delgado Lt bg S9W(m), 14.5 miles

8.0pm: Pos. 10 34S, 40 47E.

32 on sick list


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10 April 1917

At sea.

Lat -13.3, Long 41.0

12.35am: Stopped for 40 minutes for engine repairs.

8.0am: Pos. 12 33.5S, 41 00E.

In company with HMTs Aragon and Kinfauns Castle.

8.0pm: Pos. 14 47S, 40 59E.

9.04pm: St George I. Lt bg S47W.

Sick list 32.


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11 April 1917

At sea.

Lat -17.4, Long 39.1

1.0am: Sighted Portuguese SS Mesmafos (?) bg S49W, steering NExE.

8.0am: Pos. 16 53S. 39 50E.

Keeping station on HMT Aragon.

8.0pm: Pos. 18 20S, 37 43E.

8.45pm: Stopped for two hours for engine repairs.

31 on sick list.


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12 April 1917

At sea.

Lat -19.0, Long 36.5

5.45am: Stopped to repair engine defect. Sounding regularly throughout the day.

8.0am: Pos. 18 55S, 36 27E.

8.40am: HMTs Aragon and Nile proceeded en route for Durban.

5.44pm: Slow ahead and turned to starboard.

6.08pm: Course S45W.

6.45pm: Stopped engines.

8.0pm: Pos. 18 55S, 36 27E.

8.01pm: Proceeded S65W, HMT Kinfauns Castle took station 4 cables astern.

31 on sick list.


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13 April 1917

At sea to Beira and at sea for Durban.

Lat -19.8, Long 34.8

8.0am: Pos. 21 02.5s, 35 30E.

8.36am: Anchored off Beira.

11.20am: Lighter for troops fast alongside. Commenced embarking and discharging troops and baggage. 47 troops embarked.

1.30pm: Finished discharging troops.

1.39pm: Weighed and proceeded, HMT Kinfauns Castle stationed 4 cables astern.

10.05pm: C Bazaruto Lt abeam bg S70W, 14.5 miles.

32 on sick list.


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14 April 1917

At sea.

Lat -24.05, Long 35.5 (approx)

8.0am: Pos. 23 21.5S, 35 49E.

10.55am: Burra Pt Lt abeam N45W, 14 miles.

1.12pm: Zavora Pt Lt S72W.

8.0pm: Pos. 25 29S, 34 38E.

4 on sick list


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15 April 1917

At sea to Durban.

Lat -28.5, Long 33.0

8.0am: Pos. 27 49S, 33 16E.

8.40am: Cape Vidal bg N65W.

4.30pm: HMT Kinfauns Castle proceeded to Durban.

8.0pm: Pos. 29 36S, 31 18E.

9.16pm: Stopped and picked up pilot.

11.0pm: Stopped off wharf, D shed and made fast.


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16 April 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Fires drawn to enable repairs to be done to engines.

9.30am: Disembarked troops.

11.55am: Received 40 galls rum from HMS Hyacinth.


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17 April 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Coaling, received 500 tons.


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18 April 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

8.10am: One Chief Yeoman of signals and one Ldg signalman joined for passage to Simonstown.

9.15am: SS Nautilus alongside, pilot aboard and shifted ship, with SS Nile berthing inside.

4.30pm: One coal trimmer (C Grandison, vide log of Trent) from HMS Trent received for passage to Simonstown detention barracks.

7.30pm: Stoker Gambil returned on board and put under arrest for breaking out of ship.


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19 April 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

6.30am: Port watch returned from leave, two absentees, Stokers Wilson and Lambert.

In pm: Surgeon MacMullen discharged to HMS Hyacinth.

Picket sent ashore for stoker Wilson and returned with him.

3.0pm: HMS Trent left with HMS Severn in tow.

10.0pm: HMS Challenger arrived and anchored.


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20 April 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

10.0am: Three Eng. S/Lts joined ship.

Hands spreading canvas to dry and working on boat sails and awnings, scraping projectiles and painting. Boys at school and exercised at boat pulling.


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21 April 1917

Durban and at sea.

Lat -30.15, Long 31.15

6.0am: Working party landed to sort mails at GPO.

7.15am: Dredger Cetus made fast alongside.

8.05am: HMS Hyacinth left harbour.

9.21am: Let go and proceeded from berth assisted by tug and dredger.

9.55am: Passed breakwater, stopped and dropped pilot.

8.0pm: Pos. 31 31.25S, 30 08E.

9.22pm: St John's Lt (aka C Hermes Lt) abeam N35W, 15.5 miles.


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22 April 1917

At sea.

Lat -34.2, Long 27.1

8.0am: Pos. 33 38S, 27 56E.

Passed several steamers and sailing ships during the day.

8.0pm: Pos. 34 51S, 25 07E.


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23 April 1917

At sea.

Lat -35.4, Long 21.2

8.0am: Pos. 35 23S, 22 07E.

8.0pm: Pos. 35 41S, 19 45E.


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24 April 1917

At sea to Cape Town.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44

4.20am: Cape Pt Lt bg N32E.

8.0am: Pos. 34 10S, 18 09E.

11.55am: Made fast to wharf, Cape Town.

In pm: Shifted berth and discharged stores.


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25 April 1917

Cape Town.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44

12.01am: Commenced discharging ballast from No 4 Hatch.

4.0am: Finished discharging stores from No 2 Hatch.

5.15am: Commenced discharging ballast from No 1 hatch.

12.15pm: Escort landed with four men for detention quarters at Wynberg.

6.0pm: One Master at Arms and four marines joined ship.


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26 April 1917

Cape Town.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44

7.25am: Shifted berth and made fast alongside No 5 crane.

Hands employed unrigging lower booms, sending down fore yard, cleaning machine guns and mountings, scraping projectiles, chipping and scraping iron work on ship’s topsides. Seedie boys scraping and painting ships side.


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27 April 1917

Cape Town.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44

1.0am: One wagon of stores alongside.

7.30am: Stoker Doughty (absentee) returned.

Hands employed chipping, painting, taking in stores and overhauling boats’ falls.


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28 April 1917

Cape Town.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44


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29 April 1917

Cape Town.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44

Sunday routine.


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30 April 1917

Cape Town.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44

Hands employed cleaning rigging screws and screw boxes, renewing seizings, chipping and scraping ironwork, scraping and painting guns. Seedie boys chipping and scraping ship’s side

2.30pm: Rear Admiral Gillett boarded and inspected ship.

Boys football party landed.

4.0pm: Lt Dean RNR, Lt Cooke RNR, Temp. Eng. Lt Armitt and 13 ratings including prisoner stoker Gibbons (Gibbon in log, probably incorrect) RNR, left for Simonstown to attend court martial.

Stoker Hill discharged to HMS Challenger.



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LOGS FOR MAY 1917

(Cape Town for dry dock)


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Cover, signed Lt AH Dean, Navigating Officer.

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Instrument page.

Mercurial barometer. Lilley and Son, London. Cistern 38’ asl. No 1348379.

Air thermometers. Amidships, screened, Negretti & Zambra. Nos 1920 and 1921.

Sea thermometer. Negretti & Zambra. No 1924.


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1 May 1917

Cape Town.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44

1.30am: Rounds correct.

5.0am: Rounds correct.

7.0am: Libertymen returned.

9.0am: Hands overhauling rigging, painting, scraping and chipping ironwork. Seedie boys scraping ship’s side.

11.15am: Boys at physical drill.

In pm: Hands employed as in forenoon.

3.15pm: Football party landed.

4.25pm: Stoker Gibbons RNR returned under escort from Simonstown and put under sentry's charge.

4.30pm: General leave to starboard watch until 7.0am Wednesday, boys till 8.0pm. Watch of seedie boys till 9.0pm.

6.0pm: Stoker Gibbons put in cells.

8.0pm: Boys returned.

9.0pm: Seedie boys returned.

11.0pm: Rounds correct.


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2 May 1917

Cape Town.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44

10.35am: Cast off and proceeded into dry dock. Made fast.

1.20pm: Ship rested on chocks. Shore labour cleaning ship’s side.

4.15pm: Dock dry. Removed plugs.

5.0pm: Received from shore fire hoses and one fire brigade rating to attend them.


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3 May 1917

Cape Town.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44

Hands scaling rails on bridge, taking in stores, putting out cables and cleaning after hold.


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4 May 1917

Cape Town.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44

Hands chipping and scraping ironwork and refitting rigging. Boys at school. Cables examined by dockyard blacksmith.


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5 May 1917

Cape Town.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44

Hands chipping, scraping and refitting rigging. Shore party chipping ship’s bottom.

2.30pm: OS Maclure sent to Simonstown detention barracks under escort.


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6 May 1917

Cape Town.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44

Sunday routine.


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7 May 1917

Cape Town.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44

Hands scaling rails and ship’s side, refitting rigging.


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8 May 1917

Cape Town.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44

Refit continues.

9.30am: Gardiner, domestic, placed under sentry's charge.

10.0am: HMS Mantua arrived in harbour.

10.30am: Stoker Gernan (?) placed under arrest for breaking ship.

1.50pm: Landed escort for Simonstown to bring back Stoker Lambert from HMS Minerva.

4.0pm: Gardiner, domestic, returned to duty.

5.30pm: Stoker Gibbons RNR, transferred to Mantua for passage to England. Discharged one CPO for WI Depot London to Mantua.

8.10pm: Escort returned with stoker Lambert.

9.30pm: Landed patrol to arrest Smith, domestic.

10.30pm: Patrol returned with prisoner.


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9 May 1917

Cape Town.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44

1.30pm: Warrant No 61 read.


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10 May 1917

Cape Town.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44

Refit continues.


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11 May 1917

Cape Town.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44

1.0pm: Warrants Nos 62 and 63 read. Two ratings discharged to naval detention quarters under escort.


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12 May 1917

Cape Town.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44

7.30pm: Landed Patrol to search for Stokers Conelly and Gamble, who broke out of ship.

10.30pm: Stoker Conelly returned on board and placed under arrest.

11.20pm: Stoker Gamble arrested by gate sentry and brought on board by patrol.


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13 May 1917

Cape Town.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44

Sunday routine.


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14 May 1917

Cape Town.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44

Refit continues.

1.30pm: Read warrants Nos 64 and 65.


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15 May 1917

Cape Town.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44

Refit continues.

8.0pm: One CPO telegraphist lent to SS Berwick Castle.


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16 May 1917

Cape Town.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44

11.25am: Working party landed to raise sunken lifeboat.


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17 May 1917

Cape Town.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44

11.55am: Left dock with the aid of two tugs. Made fast alongside.

1.10pm: Windlass put ashore for repairs.


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18 May 1917

Cape Town.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44

8.30am: Spare parts for windlass put ashore.

9.0am: Shifted alongside South arm assisted by two tugs.

12.10pm: Escort landed to bring prisoner from Wynberg.

4.0pm: Escort returned.


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19 May 1917

Cape Town.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44

1.30pm: Warrants Nos 66 and 67 read.

One rating sent to Simonstown naval detention quarters.

3.0pm: One deserter from HMS Kent brought on board.


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20 May 1917

Cape Town.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44

Sunday routine

10.0am: Stoker Donelly brought aboard under arrest.


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21 May 1917

Cape Town.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44

1.0pm: Warrant No 68 read.

1.45pm: Stoker Lambert RNR sent under escort to detention barracks, Simonstown.


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22 May 1917

Cape Town.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44

2.0pm: One steward rating left ship and one joined.


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23 May 1917

Cape Town.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44


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24 May 1917

Cape Town.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44

1.30pm: Escort landed to go to Simonstown detention barracks.


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25 May 1917

Cape Town.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44


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26 May 1917

Cape Town.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44

Read warrants Nos 69 and 70.


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27 May 1917

Cape Town.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44


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28 May 1917

Cape Town.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44


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29 May 1917

Cape Town.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44


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30 May 1917

Cape Town.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44


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31 May 1917

Cape Town.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44

8.40am: Picnic party landed.

12.45pm: Three stewards and one prisoner discharged to HMS Africa for passage to England.

1.0pm: Escort landed to take one prisoner from SS Ingoma to Simonstown.

8.20pm: Escort returned from Simonstown with one prisoner.



LOGS FOR JUNE 1917

(Cape Town)


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Cover, signed by Lt AH Dean, RNR, Navigating Officer.

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Instrument page.

Mercurial barometer. Lilley and Son, London. Cistern 38’ asl. No 1348379.

Air thermometers. Amidships, screened, Negretti & Zambra. Nos 1920 and 1921.

Sea thermometer. Negretti & Zambra. No 1924.


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1 June 1917

Cape Town.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44

1.30am: Rounds correct.

7.0am: Libertymen returned.

Hands employed overhauling rigging and scaling paintwork.

General leave to starboard watch from 4.30pm till 7.0am. Special leave to 2nd part port watch from 6.0pm till 7.0am Saturday. Boys till 8.0pm. Seedie boys till 9.0pm.

4.30pm: Libertymen landed.

6.0pm: Libertymen landed.

8.0pm: Boys returned.

9.0pm: Seedie boys returned.

10.0pm: Rounds correct.


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2 June 1917

Cape Town.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44

1.0pm: Warrant No 72 read. One rating sent to RN detention barracks under escort.

5.50pm: Escort and one rating returned from detention barracks Simonstown.


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3 June 1917

Cape Town.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44

Sunday routine.

7.10am: Landed patrol to search for absentee.

9.0am: Patrol returned with absentee.


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4 June 1917

Cape Town.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44

8.30am: Armourer's crew landed.

10.55am: HMS Kent arrived with convoy.

11.0am: Kent sailed (to anchor in Simons Bay, vide log of same).

4.30pm: ABs Warren and Williams discharged to hospital.


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5 June 1917

Cape Town.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44

W/T dept. refitting aerial.

8.45am: One prisoner sent to HMS Kent under escort.


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6 June 1917

Cape Town.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44

12.05pm: Escort for Wynberg landed.

3.30pm: Escort returned.


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7 June 1917

Cape Town.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44

8.20am: Discharged one PO and one absentee to HMS Orama.

1.30pm: Orama entered basin and made fast to No 6 berth.


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8 June 1917

Cape Town.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44

9.10am: HMS Orama sailed.

12.30pm: Escort sent to Simonstown detention barracks.

7.0pm: Escort returned.


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9 June 1917

Cape Town.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44

11.30am: Ldg Sig. Fitzpatrick placed under open arrest.


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10 June 1917

Cape Town.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44

Sunday routine.


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11 June 1917

Cape Town.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44


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12 June 1917

Cape Town.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44

9.30am to 3.30pm: Coaling.

Himalaya probably only has one boiler lit for auxiliary steam and heating and is burning about 3.5 tons per day.


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13 June 1917

Cape Town.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44


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14 June 1917

Cape Town.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44

10.0am to 5.0pm: Coaling.

11.0am: Discharged the late Cdr Bridgeman's effects, 20 packages and three crates.

In pm: Football party landed.


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15 June 1917

Cape Town.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44


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16 June 1917

Cape Town.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44

3.30pm: Embarked 10 ratings, invalids, to await passage.

5.0pm: Embarked one officer and 14 ratings ex HMHS Oxfordshire to await passage.


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17 June 1917

Cape Town.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44

Sunday routine.

8.30pm: Seven ratings, invalids, embarked from Simonstown to await passage.


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18 June 1917

Cape Town.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44

7.40am Shifted to No 6 berth.

Hands employed scraping and painting ironwork and dismantling guns S1 and S3.

10.45am: Guard of Honour landed.

12.10pm: Guard returned.

In pm: Landed S3 gun and transferred S1 gun to S3 mounting.

1.50pm: HMS Orama berthed at No 3.

6.10pm: Shifted berth to South arm.

6.15pm: One boy and one OS returned from Somerset hospital.


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19 June 1917

Cape Town.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44

7.25am: HMS Orama left and anchored in the bay.

10.45am: HMS Britannia arrived with convoy (the log shows HMS Africa, but Africa’s log shows her to be at anchor in Sierra Leone on this date and Orama’s log correctly identifies the escort as Britannia, a sister ship).

10.50am: One Japanese cruiser (HIJMS Tsushima, vide Orama’s log) arrived.

11.0am: Stoker Grandison placed under arrest (a very troublesome rating, formerly of HMS Trent and often in detention).

11.0am: Eng. Cdr Gay discharged to HMAT Ascanius (A11) for passage to England.

1.30pm: Invalid party landed for leave.

6.0pm: Invalid party returned.

7.45pm: Escort from HMS Orama with prisoner accomodated for the night.


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20 June 1917

Cape Town.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44

7.10am: HMS Orama's escort and prisoner left.

9.30am: Mr Stock, Gunner RN, joined ship.

1.30pm: Mr Lane, Warrant Engineer, joined ship for transfer to HMS Talbot.

2.45pm: Football party left.

4.0pm: Warrant No 73 read.


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21 June 1917

Cape Town.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44

12 noon: Shifted berth and made fast alongside new collier jetty (South).

5.0pm: Finished ballast for the day.


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22 June 1917

Cape Town.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44

Taking in ballast in Nos 1 and 4 hatches.


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23 June 1917

Cape Town.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44

Taking in ballast.

Make and mend in pm.


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24 June 1917

Cape Town.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44

10.0am: 20 invalid ratings discharged to HMAT Clan MacGillivray (A46).


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25 June 1917

Cape Town.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44

3.30pm: Embarked two hospital cases from SS Suffolk.


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26 June 1917

Cape Town.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44

11.45pm: HMS Britannia sailed with convoy of eight ships. (Clan Macgillivray, Patcha, Domodaeus, Walmer Castle, Galway Castle, Titan, Ulysses, Suffolk, vide Britannia’s log).

In pm: Coaling.


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27 June 1917

Cape Town.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44

Coaling.

Landed escort for prisoner.


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28 June 1917

Cape Town.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44

Coaling.

Warrant No 74 read.


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29 June 1917

Cape Town.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44

9.25am: French cruiser Du Chayla made fast in dock.

11.20am: AB Hoole returned from civil custody under escort.


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30 June 1917

Cape Town.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44

11.0am: Shifted ship from port side to quay to starboard side to quay.

4.0pm: Warrant No 75 read.

8.45pm: Fireman R Woods placed under sentry's charge.



LOGS FOR JULY 1917

(Cape Town, Simonstown, on patrol and Simonstown)


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Cover, signed Lt AH Dean RNR, Navigating Officer.

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Instrument page.

Mercurial barometer. Lilley and Son, London. Cistern 38’ asl. No 1348379.

Air thermometers. Amidships, screened, Negretti & Zambra. Nos 1920 and 1921.

Sea thermometer. Negretti & Zambra. No 1924.


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1 July 1917

Cape Town.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44

Coal in bunkers, 1,877.6 tons (Welsh).

7.0am: Libertymen returned.

9.45am: Divisions.

9.50am: Church parties landed.

11.0am: Church parties returned.

Leave to first part of starboard watch, 1.30pm to 7.0am. Boys till 8.0pm, Seedie boys to 9.0pm.

1.30pm: Libertymen landed.

4.30pm: Libertymen landed. (Libertymen are always landed at a specific time, as if by boat, even when the vessel is alongside as here. They are inspected before leaving too.)

8.0pm: Boys returned.

9.0pm: Seedies returned.


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2 July 1917

Cape Town.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44

Refitting and taking in stores.


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3 July 1917

Cape Town.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44

Painting, taking in stores and ammunition.


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4 July 1917

Cape Town.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44

10.0am: HMS Suffolk arrived with convoy and proceeded to Simonstown.

1.0pm: Read warrant No 77.

2.30pm: Stoker O'Reilly sent to detention quarters.


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5 July 1917

Cape Town.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44

1.30pm: Mr T Lane Warrant Mech. discharged to HMS Talbot.

4.30pm: AB Williams returned from RNH Simonstown.


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6 July 1917

Cape Town.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44

Painting, taking in stores.


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7 July 1917

Cape Town.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44

1.0pm: Staff Surgeon Smith discharged to RNH Simonstown.

4.0pm: Warrant No 78 read.


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8 July 1917

Cape Town.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44

10.0am: Two ratings (invalids) discharged to HMT Orontes (Orantes in log) for passage to England.


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9 July 1917

Cape Town.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44

10.40am: Shifted to No 2 jetty with the aid of two tugs.

1.0pm: Read Warrant No 78.


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10 July 1917

Cape Town.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44

8.0am: Shifted to No 6 jetty.

Gunners party mounting BL gun to S1.


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11 July 1917

Cape Town.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44

1.0pm: Read warrant No 79.

3.30pm: Discharged nine ratings (invalids) to HMT Orontes.


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12 July 1917

Cape Town.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44

11.15am: Shifted ship aided by two tugs to Elbow South Arm.

2.25pm: HMS Talbot arrived and anchored.

3.30pm: HMS Talbot weighed and proceeded.


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13 July 1917

Cape Town.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44

Hands employed painting, taking in meat and reeving new running gear.

Coaling.

9.30pm: 66 ratings embarked to await passage.


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14 July 1917

Cape Town.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44

9.15am: Stoker Gray reported having broken out of ship.

11.0am: Received 195 fuzes No 18.

1.0pm: Read warrants Nos 80 and 81.

5.0pm: Escort left with one rating for detention and one absentee from HMS Kent.


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15 July 1917

Cape Town.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44

12.15am: AB Jordan joined ship to await passage.

4.0pm: AB Coleman RNR discharged to SS Irama.


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16 July 1917

Cape Town.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44

4.20pm: HMS Exmouth anchored in bay.

5.10pm: HMS Africa arrived with convoy and anchored.


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17 July 1917

Cape Town.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44

7.0am: HMS Africa sailed.

8.30am: One PO and 20 men landed for recruiting procession.

2.30pm: Discharged 68 ratings to HMS Exmouth.

Escort left to bring two prisoners from Simonstown.

3.0pm: 36 ratings arrived from SS Kenilworth Castle for HMS Princess.

4.0pm: Warrant No 82 read.


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18 July 1917

Cape Town.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44

10.0am: Two Japanese cruisers entered dock and made fast. (These are almost certainly Tsushima and Niitaka, permanently based here at this time)

10.30am: 36 ratings ex SS Kenilworth Castle discharged to Simonstown.

12 noon: HMS Exmouth sailed with convoy.

1.30pm: One rating discharged to RNH Simonstown.

4.0pm: Warrant No 83 read.


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19 July 1917

Cape Town to Simonstown.

Lat -34.05, Long 18.15

8.30am: Engine trial carried out in dock.

9.35am: Let go all and proceeded out of dock assisted by two tugs.

9.52am: Dropped pilot.

1.32pm: Slangkop LH abeam 6 miles.

2.20pm: Passed HMTs Beltana and Suevic bound North.

5.30pm: Anchored in Simons Bay. Surgeon Robinson and 12 ratings joined ship from HMS Princess.

6.0pm: Princess sailed.


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20 July 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

8.25am: HMS Talbot weighed anchor and proceeded out of harbour.

4.15pm: Two Japanese cruisers (see 18th July) came into the bay and picked up moorings Nos 4 and 6.


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21 July 1917

Simonstown and at sea.

Lat -34.2, Long 18.5

8.08am: Weighed and proceeded for engine trials.

11.0am: Finished trial, maximum revs 58.

11.16am: Stopped and landed dockyard officials.

1.05pm: Stopped and sank suspicious floating object by rifle fire, 80 rounds expended (always a popular exercise).

3.0pm: Cape Hangklip abeam N75E, 3.5 miles.

6.35pm: Cape Point Lt bg N6E.

7.45pm: Intercepted whaler Y15 of Cape Town.

8.0pm: Pos 34 56S, 18 32E.

9.30pm: Danger Pt bg N76E.


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22 July 1917

At sea on patrol.

Lat -35.1, Long 19.8

8.0am: Pos. 35 29S, 19 52E.

4.20pm: Cape Hangklip bg N9W.

4.27pm: Danger Pt bg N31E.

7.0pm: Cape Pt Lt bg N4W.

8.0pm: Pos. 34 52S, 18 24E.


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23 July 1917

At sea on patrol.

Lat -33.2, Long 17.8

12.41am: Cape Pt Lt bg N81E, 19.25 miles.

1.45am: A/c N4W, guns crews closed up.

2.18am: Intercepted SS Hororata (Hororatu in log) and secured.

8.0am: Pos. 33 40S, 17 35E.

8.0pm: Pos. 32 48S, 17 30E.

9.0pm: Stopped engines.


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24 July 1917

At sea on patrol.

Lat -33.3, Long 17.55

Engines stopped until 7.30am, proceeded course S9W.

8.0am: Pos. 32 44S, 17 20E.

8.0pm: Pos. 34 07S, 18 03E.

9.40pm: Cape Pt Lt abeam bg S64E, 25 miles.


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25 July 1917

At sea to Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

8.0am: Pos. 34 21.5S, 17 57E.

10.20am: Cape Pt abeam.

10.21am: Passed Japanese cruiser.

12.05pm: Anchored, Simonstown.


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26 July 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

10.45am: Collier Lord Ormonde (Ormond in log) anchored.


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27 July 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

Working parties drawing stores in dockyard.


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28 July 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43


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29 July 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

Sunday routine. Church parties landed.


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30 July 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

10.30am: Away all boats for exercise.

1.01pm: Prisoner brought to ship under escort.

3.30pm: One rating discharged to RNH.


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31 July 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

1.30pm: Weighed anchor and proceeded to shift ship to No 1 moorings.

2.0pm: Lt Dean RNR placed under open arrest.

9.35am: Parties landed to draw stores from dockyard and to clean picket house.



LOGS FOR AUGUST 1917

(Simonstown, short periods on patrol and at sea with a Northbound troop convoy)


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Cover, signed Lt Hernandez RNR, Navigating Officer.


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Instrument page.

Mercurial barometer. Lilley and Son, London. Cistern 38’ asl. No 1348379.

Air thermometers. Amidships, screened, Negretti & Zambra. Nos 1920 and 1921.

Sea thermometer. Negretti & Zambra. No 1924.


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1 August 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

Coal remaining on charge, 1,600.77 tons.

7.0am. Steam raised on cutter for 7.30am. Hands wash and scrub decks and flats.

7.45am: Libertymen returned.

8.10am: Japanese cruiser Niitaka (Nutaku in log) weighed and proceeded to sea.

9.30am: Divisions, prayers and physical drill. Hands cleaning paintwork. Acting seamen gunners’ class at 6” gun drill. Firemen and boys at physical drill.

1.15pm: Ship's company mustered for payment.

2.45pm: Japanese cruiser Tsushima arrived and anchored.

Hands employed as in forenoon.

3.30pm: Leave to starboard watch till 7.45pm. Boys and seedie boys till 6.15pm.

4.0pm: Evening quarters.

6.15pm: Boys and seedie boys returned.

10.0pm: Rounds correct.


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2 August 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

7.0am: Aired all bedding.

Dockyard parties returning empties.

4.40pm: Escort landed for prisoner and returned with same.


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3 August 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

In am: Landed dental party (20 men) and dockyard parties for stores.

5.30pm: Escort landed to bring off seedie boy and returned with prisoner.


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4 August 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

Sunday routine (marking the anniversary of the outbreak of war).


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5 August 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

Sunday routine.

10.20am: HMS Macedonia anchored.


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6 August 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

8.0am: WP sent to Collier Dailwen.


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7 August 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

8.10am: Working party sent to collier Dailwen.

9.10am: Officers left to attend court martial of Lt AH Dean RNR, on board HMS Kent.

Medical case landed for survey.

10.45am: Officers returned.


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8 August 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

8.0am: Working party left for collier

9.0am: HMS Talbot left basin and proceeded to sea.

1.45pm: Japanese cruiser Tsushima (Tsushuma in log) anchored.

2.10pm: One rating discharged to RNH and two marines for temporary duty.

5.0pm: Two marines landed for duty at RNH.

6.30pm: One rating joined ship from RNH.


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9 August 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

In am: Working party for collier left.

Stokers working party landed.

12 noon: AB Maclure put under arrest.


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10 August 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

In am: Working party for collier left.

Engineer’s wp landed.

1.40pm: HMS Princess arrived and anchored.

4.0pm: AB O'Brien discharged to Princess.

Read warrants Nos 84 and 85. Discharged two ratings to detention quarters and received two ratings from same.

7.45pm: Surgeon Struthers joined ship from Portsmouth.

11.20pm: 10 ratings arrived ex HMS Hyacinth.


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11 August 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

In am: Landed collier’s working party, stokers’ wp and a hospital party.

10.05am: HMS Talbot anchored.

12.20pm: Talbot weighed anchor and proceeded to sea.

5.0pm: Escort landed and returned with two prisoners from detention quarters.


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12 August 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

Sunday routine.


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13 August 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

8.15am: HMS Kent left for trials.

8.50am: Slipped moorings to anchor in No 5 berth.

9.0am: HMS Macedonia entered basin.

4.0pm: Warrants Nos 86 and 87 read.

5.30pm: Kent arrived and picked up No 1 mooring.


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14 August 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

8.45am: HMS Talbot anchored.

9.45am: Two marines returned from duty at RNH.

9.50am: One rating (prisoner) ex HMS Kent came on board.

11.30pm: Discharged two marines for temporary duty at RNH.

5.0pm: Received two Carley floats from HMS Princess.


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15 August 1917

Simonstown and at sea.

Lat -34.5, Long 18.5

9.0am: Weighed anchor and proceeded.

10.56am: Cape Point Lt abeam 3.5 miles.

8.0pm: Pos 34 25S, 18 03E.


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16 August 1917

At sea on patrol.

Lat -34.3, Long 17.7

8.0am: Pos. 34 32.5S, 17 59E.

8.0pm: Pos. 33 27.5S, 17 20.5E.

5.0pm: One pint of rum lost accidentally by CPO Snell.

8.0pm: Pos. 33 27.5s, 17 20.5E.

8.30pm: Stopped engines for the night.


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17 August 1917

At sea to St Helena Bay.

Lat -32.7, Long 17.7

3.45am: Dassen I. Lt bg S60E.

Stopped from 12.01am to 7.08am, then proceeded N26E.

8.0am: Pos. 33 15.5S, 17 30E.

10.34am: Stopped to fire at barrels. Proceeded.

2.07pm: Anchored in St Helena Bay.

Exercised “abandon ship stations” and “Lower all boats and pull round ship”.

Tested searchlights.


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18 August 1917

St Helena Bay and at sea.

Lat -33.1, Long 17.5 (approx)

5.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0am: Pos. 32 46S, 17 40.5E.

8.0pm: Pos. 34 20S, 17 56.5E.

3.10pm: Passed Japanese SS Marashimo Maru.

7.30pm: Cape Pt Lt bg S48E.

8.0pm: Pos. 34 20S, 17 56.5E.

9.20pm: Sighted steamer.

9.58pm: Found steamer to be SS Barambah (HMAT A37).

Proceeded to overtake suspicious vessel.

11.58pm: Fired one blank charge from B1 gun.


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19 August 1917

At sea on patrol.

Lat -35.1, Long 19.8

8.0am: Pos. 35 00S, 19 20E.

12.15am: Closed and boarded SS Traveller (Norwegian whaler). Boarding party returned. proceeded.

5.50am: Danger Pt Lt abeam N67E, 17 miles.

9.45am: Sighted and closed SS Ham.

SE’ly courses until 5.0pm, then East.

8.0pm: Pos. 35 05S, 20 45E.


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20 August 1917

At sea to Mossel Bay and at sea.

Lat -34.2, Long 22.13

8.0am: Pos. 34 30S, 22 09E.

8.15am: C St Blaize Lt bg N27W.

10.24am: Anchored in Mossel Bay.

Hands employed cleaning out holds and jettisoning rubbish.

6.45pm: Weighed and proceeded but carried away cat hook so anchored again. (Modern ships draw the anchor right up into the hawse hole, but the practice in those days was to attach a hook to the stock of the anchor when it cleared the water and draw it up to a cathead further aft, known as catting the anchor.)

8.18pm: Weighed and proceeded.

11.59pm: Cape St Blaize Lt bg N47E.


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21 August 1917

At sea.

Lat -35.0, Long 20.8

8.0am: Pos. 34 52.5S, 21 03.5E.

8.0pm: Pos. 35 00.5S, 19 38.5E.

6.45pm: C Agulhas Lt bg N56.5E.

8.0pm: Pos. 35 00.5S, 19 38.5E.

9.15pm: Danger Pt Lt bg N6E, 24 miles.

11.40pm: Danger Point Lt abeam 11 miles.


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22 August 1917

At sea to Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

12.25am: Cape Pt Lt bg N27W.

7.30am: Dropped target for .303 aiming practice.

8.0am. Pos. 34 13.5S, 18 38E.

8.50am: Practice complete and proceeded for harbour.

10.13am: Anchored, Simonstown.


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23 August 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

9.14am: Discharged one stoker rating to HMS Talbot.

6.30pm: One rating from HMS Trent embarked.


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24 August 1917

Simonstown and at sea on patrol.

Lat -35.1, Long 20.1

2.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

3.58am: Cape Pt Lt abeam.

5.40am: Danger Pt Lt bg S65E.

8.0am: Pos. 34 50S, 19 18.75E.

5.55pm: Stopped.

8.0pm: Pos. 35 22.5s, 21 14.5E.

10.10pm: Proceeded.


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25 August 1917

On patrol.

Lat -35.0, Long 21.0 (approx)

8.0am: Pos. 35 28S, 21 02E.

10.10am: Sighted HIJMS Tsushima bg N43W.

8.0pm: Pos. 35 27S, 20 00E.


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26 August 1917

At sea to Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

12.40am: Danger Pt Lt bg N6E.

3.30am: Cape Pt Lt bg N31W.

8.34am: Anchored, Simonstown.

Landed church parties.


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27 August 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

9.15am: Hands discharging ammunition from forward magazine into lighter.

4.0pm: No 88 warrant read. OS Maclure escorted to detention quarters.


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28 August 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

7.30am: Discharged two ratings to HMS Trent for passage.

8.35am: Weighed and proceeded into dock.

Hands preparing for coaling, getting in stores and getting out ammunition.

10.0am: Commenced coaling.

In pm: Hands coaling and discharging cordite to yard.

5.30pm: HIJMS Tsushima anchored.

9.0pm: Ceased coaling for the day.


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29 August 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

Hands coaling ship and taking in stores


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30 August 1917

Simonstown and at sea for Sierra Leone.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

8.0pm: Pos. 33 27S, 16 30E.

10.30am: Finished coaling.

12 noon: Took aboard one case for Admiralty.

12.05pm: Proceeded out of dock.

1.35pm: Cape Pt Lt abeam bg N77W, 2.5 miles.

4.50pm: Sighted convoy.

6.0pm: Proceeded with convoy HMNZT Ulimaroa, HMAT Omrah (A5) and HMT Norman, keeping station one mile on Ulimaroa's port beam.


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31 August 1917

At sea.

Lat -31.4, Long 14.7

Northerly courses all day, keeping station one mile on port beam of HMNZT Ulimaroa.

8.0am: Pos. 32 08S, 15 22E.

8.0pm: Pos. 30 08S, 13 40E.



LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1917

(Troop convoy to Sierra Leone and return convoy to Simonstown)


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Cover, signed Lt Hernandez RNR, Navigating Officer.


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Instrument page.

Mercurial barometer. Lilley and Son, London. Cistern 38’ asl. No 1348379.

Air thermometers. Amidships, screened, Negretti & Zambra. Nos 1920 and 1921.

Sea thermometer. Negretti & Zambra. No 1924.


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1 September 1917

At sea.

Lat -27.1, Long 11.6

Northerly courses all day, keeping station on port beam of HMNZT Ulimaroa.

8.0am: Pos. 27 58S, 12 07E.

In pm: 30 minutes firing practice for convoy.

8.0pm: Pos. 25 50S, 10 28E.


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2 September 1917

At sea.

Lat -23.0, Long 8.4

Courses West of North all day.

6.0am: Took station on starboard beam of HMNZT Ulimaroa.

8.0am: Pos. 23 46S, 8 50E.

4.40pm: Action stations.

4.50pm: Passed SS Arnus of Cadiz.

8.0pm: Pos. 21 32S, 7 13E.


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3 September 1917

At sea.

Lat -18.8, Long 5.2

Courses West of North all day, keeping station on port beam of HMNZT Ulimaroa.

8.0am: Pos. 19 37S, 5 40E.

8.0pm: Pos. 17 27S, 4 15E.


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4 September 1917

At sea.

Lat -14.8, Long 2.3

8.0am: Pos. 15 30S, 2 43E.

11.0am: Eng. S/Lt Kaminski reprimanded for not obeying an order given him by the engineer officer of the watch.

4.0pm: Warrant No 90 read.

6.10pm: Stopped owing to engine trouble.

8.0pm: Pos. 13 46S, 1 31E.

10.40pm: Proceeded, 52 revs.


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5 September 1917

At sea.

Lat -11.25, Long -0.25

6.0am: Took station 4 cables on port beam of HMT Ulimaroa.

8.0am: Pos. 11 55S, 0 14E.

8.0pm: Pos. 9 50S, 1 16W.


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6 September 1917

At sea.

Lat -7.1, Long -3.12 (approx)

Courses West of North, keeping station on HMT Ulimaroa.

8.0am: Pos. 7 42S, 2 46W.

8.0pm: Pos. 5 52S, 4 04W.


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7 September 1917

At sea.

Lat -2.7, Long -6.3

Courses West of North, keeping station on HMT Ulimaroa.

8.0am: Pos. 3 19S, 5 50W.

8.0pm: Pos. 1 20S, 7 14W.


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8 September 1917

At sea.

Lat 1.05, Long -9.45

Courses West of North, keeping station on HMT Ulimaroa.

8.0am: Pos. 0 17N, 8 50W.

8.0pm: Pos. 2 20N, 10 14W.


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9 September 1917

At sea.

Lat 4.7, Long -12.3

Courses West of North, keeping station on HMT Ulimaroa.

8.0am: Pos. 4 06N, 11 48W.

12 noon: Increased convoy speed to 12.5 knots.

4.0pm: Reduced to slow to clean condenser.

8.0pm: Pos. 6 00N, 13 16W.


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10 September 1917

At sea.

Lat Lat 8.5, Long -13.3 (approx)

3.30am: Commenced sounding every half hour.

8.0am: Pos. 7 43N, 14 56W.

11.20am: Lion’s Hill bg S80E.

11.30am: A/c East.

1.12pm: Passed LH.

1.48pm: Anchored, Sierra Leone.

4.30pm: Collier Corinthia alongside.

Warrant No 91 read. One WO and 19 ratings joined ship.

7.15pm: Corinthia broke adrift and anchored 3 cables distant.

13 on sick list.


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11 September 1917

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

9.45am: Collier fast alongside, commenced coaling.

11.0am: Two signal boys rejoined ship from convoy.

4.55pm: Discharged Surgeon Robinson RN, Surgeon Probationer Robson RNVR and nine ratings to HMS Mantua (surgeons’ names from Mantua’s log).

7.0pm: One rating joined ship from HMS Bacchante (Buchante in log).

10.0pm: Finished coaling for the day.

13 on sick list.


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12 September 1917

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

6.0am: Resumed coaling.

11.0am: Received 10 bags mails from C-in-C for Cape Town.

11.20am: 10 seedie boys put under sentry’s charge (no shore leave has been granted in Sierra Leone, a notoriously sickly town at any time. Perhaps the seedie boys felt aggrieved by this).

4.55pm: Finished coaling and collier cast off.


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13 September 1917

Sierra Leone and at sea for Cape Town.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

5.15am: HMS Mantua and convoy weighed and proceeded to sea.

11.0am: One warrant telegraphist and five signal ratings lent to convoy for duties (not Mantua’s convoy, but Himalaya’s Southbound convoy).

4.10pm: Convoy HMNZTs Remuera, Pakeha, HMAT Benalla (A24) (Benella in log), HMAT Marathon (A74) and SS Walmer Castle, weighed and proceeded

Took station on Remuera.

8.0pm: Pos. 8 32N, 14 51W.


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14 September 1917

At sea.

Lat 5.9, Long -13.1

Keeping station on convoy, courses SSE’ly.

8.0am: Pos. 6 31N, 13 33W.

8.0pm: Pos. 4 40N, 12 03W.


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15 September 1917

At sea.

Lat 2.5, Long -9.0

Course S32E all day, keeping station on convoy.

8.0am: Pos. 2 53N, 10 26W.

8.0pm: Pos. 1 22N, 7 44W.


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16 September 1917

At sea.

Lat 0.15, Long -5.9

Course approx. S32E all day, keeping station on convoy.

8.0am: Pos. 0 41N, 6 31W.

8.0pm: Pos. 0 55S, 4 44W.


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17 September 1917

At sea.

Lat -2.7, Long -2.85

Course S33E all day, keeping station on convoy.

8.0am: Pos. 2 14S, 3 23W.

11.0am: Passed SS Polglass Castle.

8.0pm: Pos. 3 44S, 1 40W.


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18 September 1917

At sea.

Lat -5.8, Long 0.3

Courses S30/35E all day, keeping station on convoy.

8.0am: Pos. 5 20S, 0 10E.


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19 September 1917

At sea.

Lat -8.8, Long 3.95

Southerly courses, keeping station on convoy.

7.20am: Sighted steamer. 56 revs and a/c to intercept.

8.0am: Pos. 8 17S, 3 21 E.

8.40am: Action stations.

9.10am: Intercepted SS Baron Minto. Secured and resumed station on convoy.

8.0pm: Pos. 10 16S, 4 32E.


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20 September 1917

At sea.

Lat -13.0, Long 5.9

Course S8E all day, keeping station on convoy.

8.0am: Pos. 12 16S, 5 04E.

8.0pm: Pos. 14 27S, 6 36E.


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21 September 1917

At sea.

Lat -17.2, Long 7.95

Course S by E all day, keeping station on convoy.

8.0am: Pos. 16 41S, 7 42E.

6.0pm: Sighted steamer S2W.

6.35pm: Examined SS Oceania by searchlight.

8.0pm: Pos. 18 38S, 8 39E.


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22 September 1917

At sea.

Lat -21.2, Long 9.85

Courses S by E all day, keeping station on convoy.


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23 September 1917

At sea.

Lat -24.6, Long 11.7

Courses S by E all day, keeping station on convoy.

8.0am: Pos. 24 22S, 11 33E.

8.0pm: Pos. 25 43S, 12 16E.


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24 September 1917

At sea.

Lat -27.6, Long 13.2

Courses S by E all day.

8.0am: Pos. 27 04S, 13 07E.

4.0pm: Himalaya took guide of convoy.

8.0pm: Pos. 28 58S, 13 56E.


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25 September 1917

At sea

Lat -31.6, Long 15.3

8.0am: Pos. 30 43S, 14 53E.

11.47am: Steamer sighted S23E.

1.30pm: Intercepted Spanish SS Prado. proceeded.

8.0pm: Pos. 32 38S, 16 04E.


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26 September 1917

At sea to Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

6.30am: Convoy proceeded independently into harbour.

11.31am: Anchored, Simonstown.

1.45pm: Weighed and proceeded into basin, to make fast alongside A shed.

4.45pm: Commenced coaling.

4.50pm: Embarked four ratings from HMS Macedonia.


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27 September 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

Hands coaling ship and discharging stores.


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28 September 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

Hands coaling ship.

2.0pm: Eng. S/Lt Burnett RNR placed under open arrest.

5.0pm: Discharged one rating to HMS Kent.


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29 September 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

6.50am: Let go and left basin to anchor.

8.30am: HMS Kent picked up No 1 moorings.

11.30am: HMS Talbot entered basin.

11.50am: Weighed and proceeded to No 6 moorings.


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30 September 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

Sunday routine.

One AB joined ship from RNH.



LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1917

(Simonstown and to Sierra Leone with bullion)


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Cover, signed by JM (?) Fyffe, Navigating Officer.

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Instrument page.

Mercurial barometer. Lilley and Son, London. Cistern 38’ asl. No 1348379.

Air thermometers. Amidships, screened, Negretti & Zambra. Nos 1920 and 1921.

Sea thermometer. Negretti & Zambra. No 1924.


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1 October 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

Coal on charge, 1,498 tons of Welsh.

6.0am: Hands washing decks.

7.15am: Liberty men returned.

Hands washing paintwork, scrubbing decks and flats.

General leave to starboard watch from 12.30pm until 10.30am Wednesday 3rd Oct., boys till 6.0pm.

12.30pm: Landed libertymen.

One rating discharged.

Hands to make and mend.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters.

6.0pm: Libertymen landed.

6.30pm: Boys returned.

7 on sick list.


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2 October 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

8.30am: HMS Kent weighed anchor and left harbour.

3.0pm: Kent anchored.


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3 October 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

General leave to port watch from 12 noon until 10.30am Friday 5th Oct.

In pm: Hands taking in stores, water and meat.

4.0pm: Read warrant No 94.


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4 October 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

6.30am: Escort sent to HMS Talbot and returned with prisoner (a ldg stoker, absentee from Himalaya, brought aboard the previous night by Talbot’s patrol, vide log of same).


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5 October 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

8.05am: HMS Macedonia left basin to anchor.

1.10pm: Macedonia left harbour.

Eng. S/Lt Burnett RNR discharged to HMS Talbot to attend disciplinary court.

3.30pm: Macedonia anchored.

5.0pm: Seven stoker ratings discharged to Macedonia.


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6 October 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43


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7 October 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

Sunday routine.

One stoker PO discharged to HMS Macedonia.

7.0pm: OS Hall placed under arrest.


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8 October 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

6.30am: Eight ratings sent to Sanatorium.


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9 October 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

12 noon: Discharged three ratings to HMHS Karoolla.

1.0pm: Two ratings discharged to HMS Hyacinth (although Hyacinth is at Kilwa Kisiwani today).

3.30pm: Four ratings discharged to RN hospital.


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10 October 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

Hands taking in water and stores and rigging target.

Warrant No 95 read.

4.08pm: HMS Kent proceeded out of harbour.


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11 October 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

9.0am: Slipped moorings and proceeded out of harbour. Course and speeds as requisite.

10.30am: Commenced 1” aiming rifle practice.

11.0am: Secured, 160 rounds expended.

12.47pm: Anchored.

4.05pm: One rating joined ship from dockyard.


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12 October 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

7.20am: Weighed anchor and proceeded to enter basin. Made fast alongside C wall, fires allowed to die out.

10.30am: Commenced coaling.

3.30pm: Seven ratings discharged to Sanatorium.

4.0pm: Warrants Nos 96 and 97 read.

Two stewards returned from RNH.

Escort returned with three deserters from HMS Macedonia.

6.0pm: Six ratings returned from Sanatorium.


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13 October 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

7.0am to 6.0pm: Coaling.

Three firemen ratings, deserters from HMS Macedonia discharged to HMS Talbot.


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14 October 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

Sunday routine.


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15 October 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

Embarked two skippers and 52 ratings for minesweepers.


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16 October 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

Hands taking in stores and ammunition. Gunner’s party mounting two 6 pdr guns.

Discharged two skippers RNR and 52 ratings to minesweepers.

4.45pm: Embarked three prisoners from HMS Talbot.


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17 October 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

8.10am: Left basin to anchor.

2.0pm: Eight ratings returned from Sanatorium.

3.30pm: Guard from RNH returned.

4.45pm: Escort landed and returned with one rating from detention quarters.


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18 October 1917

Simonstown to Cape Town.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44

6.25am: Weighed and proceeded out of harbour. Swung ship for deviation of compasses. (All the ship’s compasses had to be regularly adjusted for deviation, by the use of iron bars and magnets mounted on the compass binnacle, to counteract the magnetism of the ship and its cargo)

8.14am: Cape Point bg West.

10.40am: Passed SS Mount Etna.

1.11pm: Anchored, Cape Town.

4.0pm: Weighed and proceeded to enter basin assisted by tug.


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19 October 1917

Cape Town and at sea for Sierra Leone.

Lat -33.75, Long 17.7

12.05am: Bullion arrived alongside. Sentries placed.

Commenced to take bullion on board.

5.45am: Finished taking in bullion.

7.50am: Let go and proceeded.

9.31am: Slangkop lighthouse abeam.

9.46am: Passed SS Clan McArthur Eastbound.

3.58pm: Sighted SS Walmer Castle bg S29E.


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20 October 1917

At sea.

Lat -29.3, Long 13.6

In company with SS Walmer Castle.

8.0am: Pos. 29 35S, 14 05E.

5.30pm: Mobidi (in records as Khamasi, bin M), seedie boy departed this life.

8.0pm: Pos. 27 42S, 12 13E.


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21 October 1917

At sea.

Lat -25.1, Long 9.8

In company with SS Walmer Castle.

8.0am: Pos. 25 08S, 10 29E.

10.21am: Stopped engines and committed to the deep the body of the late Mobidi, seedie boy in 25 20S, 10 50E.

10.30am: Proceeded.

8.0pm: Pos. 23 37S, 8 25E.


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22 October 1917

At sea.

Lat -20.8, Long 6.1

In company with SS Walmer Castle.

8.0am: Pos. 21 35S, 6 35E.

4.0pm; Warrants Nos 100 and 101 read

8.0pm: Pos. 19 20S, 5 00E.


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23 October 1917

At sea.

Lat -16.5, Long 2.8

In company with SS Walmer Castle.

8.0am: Pos. 17 10S, 3 28E.

1.0pm: Effects of late seedie boy Mobidi sold by auction.

8.0pm: Pos. 15 05S, 1 37E.


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24 October 1917

At sea.

Lat -12.2, Long -0.4 (approx)

8.0am: Pos. 13 07S, 0 01E.

8.0pm: Pos. 11 15S, 1 45W.


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25 October 1917

At sea.

Lat -7.8, Long -3.8

8.0am: Pos. 8 35S, 3 14W.

8.0pm: Pos. 6 20S, 4 55W.


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26 October 1917

At sea.

Lat -3.7, Long -7.0

8.0am: Pos. 4 02S, 6 32W.

8.0pm: Pos. 2 12S, 8 07W.


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27 October 1917

At sea.

Lat 0.7, Long -9.9

8.0am: Pos. Lat 0 00, 9 15W,

9.0am: Dropped target. Reduced speed and fired three rounds 6” practice and two rounds 6 pdr common shell.

8.0pm: Pos. 2 15N, 10 58W.


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28 October 1917

At sea.

Lat 5.2, Long -13.0

8.0am: Pos. 4 37N, 12 28W.

4.0pm: Sighted SS Walmer Castle S15E, 5,100 yards.

8.0pm: Pos. 6 20N, 13 27W.


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29 October 1917

At sea to Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

5.30am: Commenced zigzag on N88E.

8.0am: Pos. 8 15N, 14 00W.

12.06pm: Passed boom defence.

12.27pm: Anchored, Sierra Leone.

5.30pm: Three prisoners and one PO discharged to HMS Armadale Castle for passage to England.

6.45pm: Signal boy returned from SS Walmer Castle.


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30 October 1917

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

7.40am: Commenced coaling from Collier Helmsdale.

Discharged Lt Hernandez RNR to HMS Armadale Castle. Lt Fyffe RNR joined ship for navigating duties.


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31 October 1917

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

7.43am: Commenced discharging bullion into steam lighter alongside.

11.15am: Finished discharging bullion. Landed two officers, two POs and 16 ABs. 609 cases bullion discharged.

12 noon: Landed one officer, two POs, two LS and 40 ABs to put bullion into vault.

1.30pm: Bullion party and wharf party returned on board.



LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1917

(Sierra Leone, Simonstown, Cape Town)


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Cover, signed JM (?) Fyffe, Navigating Officer

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Instrument page.

Mercurial barometer. Lilley and Son, London. Cistern 38’ asl. No 1348379.

Air thermometers. Amidships, screened, Negretti & Zambra. Nos 1920 and 1921.

Sea thermometer. Negretti & Zambra. No 1924.

New thermometer for sea temperature brought into use November 2nd 1917. Maker AC Cossor and Sons London, No 99.


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1 November 1917

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

2.45pm: HMS Moldavia and convoy entered harbour and anchored.

4.30pm: One signal rating joined ship from HMS Bacchante and one signal rating discharged to same.


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2 November 1917

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

1.10pm: Tug alongside. Commenced discharging bullion onto tug.

4.0pm: Finished discharging bullion, 609 cases.


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3 November 1917

Sierra Leone and at sea.

Lat 8.25, Long -14.0

7.06am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.22am: Commenced zig zag.

5.48pm: Ceased zig zag.

8.0pm: Pos. 7 17N, 14 17W.


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4 November 1917

At sea.

Lat 4.45, Long -12.9

8.0am: Pos. 5 08N, 13 36W.

5.50am: Intercepted and boarded schooner Elvira of Cadiz. Proceeded to rejoin convoy.

Eng.S/Lts M Linn RNR and WJ McKay RNR were absent from their action stations at 5.15am after the alarm had been sounded and they had been in addition called by Eng. Lt/Cdr J Peat RNR.

9.30am: Resumed station ahead of convoy.

8.0pm: Pos. 3 28N, 11 37W.


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5 November 1917

At sea.

Lat 1.8, Long -9.1

8.0am: Pos. 2 02N, 9 57W.

4.0pm: Warrant No 102 read.

8.0pm: Pos. 0 49N, 7 57W.


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6 November 1917

At sea.

Lat -1.1, Long -5.45

8.0am: Pos. 0 37S, 6 08W.

8.0pm: Pos. 2 00S, 4 34W.


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7 November 1917

At sea.

Lat -3.9, Long -2.3

8.0am: Pos. 3 40S, 2 38W.

8.0pm: Pos. 4 50S, 1 08W.

9.23pm: Sighted steamer bg S57E steering NW by N, gun and searchlight crews closed up.


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8 November 1917

At sea.

Lat -6.5, Long 1.1

8.0am: Pos. 6 18S, 0 40E.

Keeping station ahead of convoy.

8.0pm: Pos. 7 21S, 2 07E.


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9 November 1917

At sea.

Lat -9.2, Long 4.7

8.0am: Pos. 8 47S, 4 20E.

8.0pm: Pos. 10 34S, 5 24E.


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10 November 1917

At sea.

Lat -13.4, Long 6.6

8.0am: Pos. 12 42S, 6 21E.

8.0pm: Pos. 14 50S, 7 11E.


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11 November 1917

At sea.

Lat -17.45, Long 8.5

8.0am: Pos. 16 43S, 8 08E.

8.0pm: Pos. 18 47S, 9 05E.


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12 November 1917

At sea.

Lat -21.35, Long 10.2

8.0am: Pos. 20 53S, 10 00E.

1.45pm: SS Omrah took guide of convoy.

6.45pm: Resumed guide of convoy.

8.0pm: Pos. 22 40S, 10 47E.


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13 November 1917

At sea.

Lat -25.2, Long 12.1

8.0am: Pos. 24 37S, 11 43E.

8.0pm: Pos. 26 22S, 12 38E.


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14 November 1917

At sea.

Lat -28.7, Long 13.9

8.0am: Pos. 28 26S, 13 37E.

10.31am: Stopped for burial on SS Ulimaroa.

6.30pm: Stopped to intercept British SS Woodfield bound North.

8.0pm: Pos. 29 57S, 14 28E.


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15 November 1917

At sea.

Lat -32.4, Long 15.8

8.0am: Pos. 31 53S, 15 22E.

9.10am: Stopped to intercept SS Wemmurmac. Proceeded to rejoin convoy.

3.0pm: Stopped for burial on SS Benalla (Bellana in log).

8.0pm: Pos. 33 13S, 16 31E.


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16 November 1917

At sea to Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

7.33am: Left convoy (which presumably went into Cape Town).

8.0am: 34 06.5S, 18 04.5E.

11.50am: Anchored Simonstown.

2.0pm: Weighed and shifted into dock alongside C wall.

3.20pm: Eng. Lt Movi RNR joined ship.

4.10pm: Signal ratings returned from convoy.

4.40pm: Five ratings returned from detention.

5.05pm: HMS Trent anchored.


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17 November 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

2.0pm: Two ratings for medical survey landed.


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18 November 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

Sunday routine.


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19 November 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

7.58am: Commenced coaling.

2.0pm: Landed 30 cases 6 pdr condemned ammunition. Received 51 cases 6pdr ammunition.

4.0pm: Two ratings rejoined ship from RNH.

9.0pm: Stopped coaling.


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20 November 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

7.0am: Resumed coaling.

10.40am: Landed remainder of comdemned 6 pdr ammunition. Total 511 rounds.

6.20pm: Picket landed and returned with prisoner.

9.0pm: Stopped coaling.


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21 November 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

7.0am: Resumed coaling.

Hands taking in stores and provisions.

2.0pm: LS George discharged for hospital.

9.0pm: Stopped coaling.


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22 November 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

2.30pm: Three ratings returned from hospital.

5.15pm: Discharged Lt HW Johnston RNR for hospital.

5.50pm: Embarked one rating prisoner for passage to England.


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23 November 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

10.0am: Discharged one rating for hospital.

Hands painting masts and funnels.


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24 November 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

11.0am: Two ratings joined ship from hospital for HMS Astraea (Astrea in log).


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25 November 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

1.15pm: One prisoner received for passage to HMS Astraea. One rating discharged for hospital.

2.0pm: Escort returned with prisoner.


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26 November 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

7.0am: Two ratings joined ship for passage.

8.0am: Left basin to anchor.

In pm: Hands painting ship’s side.

6.50pm: Escort landed to bring off three stokers.

8.50pm: Eng. Lt Armit (possibly Armitt) placed under arrest.


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27 November 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

1.0am: Escort returned with prisoners.

9.0am: Six ratings landed for medical survey.

1.0pm: Warrants Nos 105 and 106 read.

2.30pm: Received eight cases BL charges and three boxes pistol ammunition.

4.05pm: Two boys joined ship from shore.


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28 November 1917

Simonstown to Cape Town.

Lat -34.3, Long 18.2

Embarked one 12 pdr gun, stores and two ratings for passage to Cape Town.

8.25am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.0am: Eng. Lt Armit released from arrest.

3.45pm: Made fast in basin, Cape Town.

4.0pm: Two ratings discharged to DAM (defensively armed merchantman) ship (to man their gun).

Received three boxes of specie.


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29 November 1917

Cape Town and at sea for St Helena.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44

12.05am: Commenced loading bullion.

2.05am: Finished loading bullion, 577 cases received.

9.0am: Received stores and landed 12 pdr gun.

9.30am: One signal rating lent to SS Norman.

Received four bags of mails for transport.

12.15pm: One signal rating lent to SS Llanstephan Castle for duties.

2.10pm: Let go, left dock and proceeded.

4.0pm: Warrants Nos 108 and 109 read.


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30 November 1917

At sea.

Lat -31.1, Long 14.35

8.0am: Pos. 31 37S, 15 00E

1.0pm: Resumed position as guide of convoy.

8.0pm: Pos. 29 54S, 12 38E.



LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1917

(Convoy to St Helena and Sierra Leone)


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Cover, signed by Lt Fyffe, Navigating Officer.

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Instrument page.

Mercurial barometer. Lilley and Son, London. Cistern 38’ asl. No 1348379.

Air thermometers. Amidships, screened, Negretti & Zambra. Nos 1920 and 1921.

Sea thermometer. Negretti & Zambra. No 1924 (but see instrument page for preceding month).


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1 December 1917

At sea.

Lat -27.7, Long 9.9

8.0am: Pos. 28 14S, 10 21E.

10.30am: SS Llanstephan Castle took up station 5 cables on starboard beam, SS Norman 4 cables astern of Llanstephan Castle.

8.0pm: Pos. 26 41S, 8 24E.


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2 December 1917

At sea.

Lat -24.4, Long 5.5

8.0am: Pos. 25 01S, 6 09E.

8.0pm: Pos. 23 24S, 3 57E.

8.04pm: Stopped.

11.20pm: Proceeded.


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3 December 1917

At sea.

Lat -21.5, Long 1.4 (approx)

8.0am: Pos. 22 16S, 2 26E.

6.30pm: Stopped for burial on SS Llanstephan Castle.

8.0pm: Pos. 20 43S, 0 21E.


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4 December 1917

At sea.

Lat -18.4, Long -2.4

8.0am: Pos. 19 05S, 1 48W.

4.0pm: Warrant No 110 read.

8.0pm: Pos. 17 28S, 3 43W.


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5 December 1917

At sea to St Helena and at sea for Sierra Leone.

Lat -15.92, Long -5.73

7.45am: Anchored, St Helena.

8.15am: Discharged three cases of silver to shore.

Hands discharging stores into lighter alongside.

12.10pm: Finished discharging stores and ammunition.

4.50pm: Received four bags of mail for transport.

6.42pm: Weighed anchor and proceeded out of harbour.

8.0pm: 15 42.5S, 5 48W.


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6 December 1917

At sea.

Lat -12.6, Long -6.9

8.0am: Pos. 13 20S, 6 36W.

Thermometer No 77 (AC Cossar) broken by cell prisoner. Thermometer replaced by prisoner.

8.0pm: Pos. 11 05S, 7 28W.


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7 December 1917

At sea.

Lat -7.8, Long -8.6 (approx)

8.0am: Pos. 8 42S, 8 11W.

9.30am: Exercised general quarters. Expended 22 rounds of 6 pdr and 400 rounds .303. Convoy at target practice.

In pm: Fitting coaling davit, repairing swimming bath and spreading awnings.

8.0pm: Pos. 6 34S, 8 56W.


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8 December 1917

At sea.

Lat -3.6, Long -10.0

8.0am: Pos. 4 11S, 9 42W.

11.16am: Fire reported on fore troop deck.

11.19am: Fire extinguished. Fire caused by fault in insulation.

8.0pm: Pos. 2 03S, 10 32W.


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9 December 1917

At sea.

Lat 0.9, Long -11.9

8.0am: Pos. 0 16N, 11 29W.

8.0pm: Pos. 2 24N, 12 33W.


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10 December 1917

At sea.

Lat 5.3, Long -13.6

Hands repairing collision mat, renovating bridge ropes, painting gun bearings and overhauling anchor securing chains.

5.0pm: Convoy took up station astern.


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11 December 1917

At sea to Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

5.16am: Closed WT doors, commenced zig zagging to make N87E, convoy following.

8.30am: Ceased zig zag, course N81E.

9.42am: Anchored, Sierra Leone.

11.38am: Shifted berth.

2.20pm: Commenced coaling from collier Medomsley alongside.

Supplied HMS Dwarf with 980 lbs potatoes.

3.45pm: HMS Bacchante's boat alongside for stores.

4.0pm: Warrant No 113 read.

10.0pm: Ceased coaling for the day.


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12 December 1917

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

6.0am: Resumed coaling.

7.0am: HMS Moldavia arrived with convoy and anchored.

9.30am: Discharged one private RMLI for hospital.

10.30am: Two signal ratings lent to convoy returned.

1.0pm: Received 46 ratings from Moldavia to await passage.

3.45pm: HMS Dwarf left harbour (escorting CS Transmitter, vide Dwarf’s log).

4.30pm: Discharged eight ratings to Moldavia for passage to England.

5.15pm: Received four ratings to await passage.

5.30pm: Discharged Eng. Lt Armitt RNR to Moldavia for passage to England.

Supplied HMS Bacchante with 4,000 lbs potatoes and 1,946 lbs meat.

10.0am: Finished coaling ship. Examined and overhauled all blocks, whips etc of ship and collier.


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13 December 1917

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

9.15am: 37 Kroomen joined ship.

Supplied SS Medomsley with potatoes and HMS Newcastle with potatoes and beef.

2.05pm: Embarked two ratings from HMS Bacchante for DAM ship.


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14 December 1917

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Weighed anchor and proceeded to 4 berth.

8.30am: Lighter for bullion came alongside.

Eng. Captain (Yard) supplied with 240 lbs potatoes.

9.30am: Discharged 577 cases of bullion.


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15 December 1917

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

6.0am: HMS Moldavia and convoy left.

7.0am: HMS Kent and convoy left (for Cape Town with five ships, Ormonde, Leicestershire, Kenilworth Castle, Dunvegan Castle and Medic, vide Kent’s log).

Discharged 4 ratings to SS ‘Bombola’ (this is the Q ship Willow Branch).

11.55am: HMS Astraea anchored.

2.0pm: Discharged one rating to shore.

3.0pm: One stoker rating joined ship from hospital for HMS Bacchante.

4.0pm: Lt Beavers RNR joined ship.


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16 December 1917

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

4.0pm: Whaler came alongside and left with 52 ratings for HMS Astraea.

5.30pm: Whaler came alongside with 29 ratings to await passage from HMS Astraea.


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17 December 1917

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Away all boats for exercise.


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18 December 1917

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

7.30am: Received 119 6 pdr ammunition boxes for Cape Yard, empties.

HMS Astraea supplied with 19.5 galls rum, 1,100 lbs potatoes, 180 lbs beef and 1,008 lbs corned beef.

In pm: Football party landed.


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19 December 1917

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

8.40am: HMS Kildonan Castle anchored.

5.0pm: Working party from HMS Astraea arrived to work ammunition. Received 250 boxes 4.7” shell and two boxes QF cartridges for transport to Cape Yard.


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20 December 1917

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Supplied 210 lbs beef to HMS Astraea. Two ratings joined ship for HMS Kildonan Castle.

1.15pm: HMS Astraea weighed anchor and proceeded to sea.


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21 December 1917

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

5.0pm: Discharged 32 ratings to HMS Kildonan Castle


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22 December 1917

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

4.0pm: Warrant No 116 read.

Escort returned with two ratings from detention barracks.


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23 December 1917

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

4.0pm: Warrant 117 read.

Two ratings discharged to HMS Kildonan Castle for passage to England.


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24 December 1917

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

5.40am: HMS Bacchante arrived and anchored.

11.17am: HMS Kildonan Castle left with convoy.


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25 December 1917

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Church parties landed.


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26 December 1917

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Kroo men returned from leave.


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27 December 1917

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

10.30am: Commenced .303 target practice.

12 noon: Finished target practice.

1.10pm: HMS Ebro arrived and anchored.


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28 December 1917

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Exercised general quarters. Ord. seamen at boat pulling and at seamanship class. Gunnery traing class at instruction. Stewards, boys and ord. seamen at physical drill. Seedie boys cleaning the side. ( A fairly representative morning)


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29 December 1917

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

5.15pm: Leave to Krumen till 6.0am Monday (quite usual for Krumen to sleep ashore in port).


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30 December 1917

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Sunday routine.


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31 December 1917

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

2.0pm: Mr Stock, Gunner RN, discharged to HMS Ebro for passage to England.

(Ebro left at 3.30pm with her convoy, SS’ City of Karachi*, Hirano Maru (Hirmano Maru in log), Clan Macrae (MacCrae in log) and Hebburn, vide log of Ebro)

* Ellerman & Bucknall SS Co, 1905, 5,573 grt, scrapped 1934.



LOGS FOR JANUARY 1918

(Sierra Leone to Simonstown with convoy)


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Cover, signed by Lt Fyffe, Navigating Officer.


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Instrument page.

Mercurial barometer. Lilley and Son, London. Cistern 38’ asl. No 1348379.

Air thermometers. Amidships, screened, Negretti & Zambra. Nos 1920 and 1921.

Sea thermometer. Negretti & Zambra. No 1924.


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1 January 1918

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Coal remaining from last a/c, 1,374.92 tons.

6.0am: Hands clean ship.

9.15am: Divisions, prayers, physical drill.

Hands reeving new falls for third cutter, oiling wire hawsers and covering hand rails with canvas.

10.30am: Boys, OS and stewards to physical drill.

11.30am: Water boat alongside.

One Krooman discharged to hospital.

2.0pm: Granted leave till 5.30pm, POs till 9.0pm.

Hands to make and mend.

4.0pm: Evening quarters. Warrant No 118 read.

4.10pm: Marine escort landed to escort one prisoner to detention barracks.

5.30pm: Water boat left.

9.0pm: Marine escort returned.

10.0pm: Rounds correct.

3 on sick list.


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2 January 1918

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

9.0am: Commenced coaling from lighters.

11.59pm: Finished coaling.


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3 January 1918

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

2.0pm: Kroomen disinfected quarters.

3.15pm: Ship placed in quarantine.

5.15pm: One stoker rating discharged to hospital.


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4 January 1918

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

7.23am: HMS Morea arrived (from UK) with convoy and anchored.

9.0am: Kroomen isolated.

11.30am: Kroomen mustered for payment.

1.30pm 33 Kroomen discharged to shore.

3.20pm: Six engineer officers and one Royal Marine joined ship.

4.30pm: Seven engineer officers and one marine discharged to Morea for passage to England.


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5 January 1918

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

11.30am: One DAMS rating discharged to shore.

Received 12 ratings for passage to HMS Britannia.

2.0pm: Discharged four ratings to convoy for signal duties.

4.30pm: Received stores for HMS Britannia.

9.0pm: Weighed anchor and proceeded out of harbour. Convoy took station astern.


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6 January 1918

At sea.

Lat 6.4, Long -14.0

Convoy in cruising formation.

8.0am: Pos. 7 16N, 14 09W.

8.0pm: Pos. 5 23N, 13 22W.


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7 January 1918

At sea.

Lat 3.2, Long -10.8

8.0am: Pos. 3 46N, 11 30W.

In am: Hands rigging swimming bath, overhauling lower boom gear and scrubbing windsails.

In pm: Refitting fire hoses and overhauling coaling gear.

4.0pm: Evening quarters and medical inspection.

8.0pm: Pos. 2 20N, 9 44W.


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8 January 1918

At sea.

Lat 0.5, Long -7.6

4.10am: Sighted steamer bearing S40E. Examined same with searchlight.

8.0am: Pos. 0 54N, 8 07W.

9.05am: Convoy commenced 7.5” howitzer practice.

11.20am: Convoy finished howitzer practice.

8.0pm: Pos. 0 32S, 6 24W.


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9 January 1918

At sea.

Lat -2.3, Long -4.3

8.0am: Pos. 1 52S, 4 31W.

9.23am: Convoy at target practice.

8.0pm: Pos. 3 52S, 3 08W.


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10 January 1918

At sea.

Lat -5.2, Long -0.7

8.0am: Pos. 4 40S, 1 18W.

9.30am: Hammock inspection.

8.0pm: Pos. 6 07S, 0 31E.

10.0pm: Stopped engines for 13 minutes.


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11 January 1918

At sea.

Lat -8.0, Long 3.1

8.0am: Pos. 7 28.5S, 2 27E.

1.30pm: Stopped for 10 minutes for engine repairs.

8.0pm: Pos. 9 05S, 3 55E.


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12 January 1918

At sea.

Lat -11.85, Long 5.7

8.0am: Pos. 11 14S, 5 12E.

8.0pm: Pos. 13 05S, 6 35E.


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13 January 1918

At sea.

Lat -15.3, Long 8.4

8.0am: Pos. 14 41S, 7 57E.

9.45am: Ship’s company mustered by open list.

8.0pm: Pos. 16 31S, 9 21E.


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14 January 1918

At sea.

Lat -18.9, Long 11.3

8.0am: Pos. 18 21S, 10 57E.

11.36am: Stopped engines for repairs.

3.30pm: Land sighted bearing N50E.

8.0pm: Pos. 18 54S, 11 16E.

9.07pm: Proceeded. Resumed cruising formation.


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15 January 1918

At sea.

Lat -21.4, Long 12.2

8.0am: Pos. 20 43S, 11 57E.

8.0pm: Pos. 22 52S, 12 43E.


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16 January 1918

At sea.

Lat -25.8, Long 13.8

8.0am: Pos. 25 02S, 13 30E.

4.0pm: Ship’s company mustered for medical inspection.

8.0pm: Pos. 27 15S, 14 21E.


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17 January 1918

At sea.

Lat -30.1, Long 15.4

8.0am: Pos. 29 27S, 15 03E.

8.0pm: Pos. 31 31S, 16 08E.


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18 January 1918

At sea to Simonstown.

Lat -33.0, Long 18.0 (approx)

10.40am: Table Mountain sighted, bg S30E.

12.35pm: Sighted HMS Minerva bg South (and Minerva escorted the convoy into Cape Town, vide log of same).

2.35pm: A/c S6W, left convoy.

6.10pm: Cape Point abeam 6 miles.

7.40pm: Anchored, Simonstown.


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19 January 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

7.35am: Forward sling of steam cutter carried away. Boat lost.

10.15am: One AB returned from hospital.

2.0pm: Discharged 16 ratings to HMS Britannia. One rating joined from same.

4.45pm: Two ratings joined ship from Cape Yard.

Four signal ratings lent to convoy rejoined ship.


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20 January 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

Sunday routine.


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21 January 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

In am: Hands discharging ordnance stores and scraping waterline plates.

1.50pm: HMS Minerva weighed to shift berth.

2.15pm: Weighed anchor and proceeded to pick up No 6 moorings.

Hands mustered monthly payment.

One rating joined ship from hospital.


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22 January 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

In am: Hands turning second cutter’s falls, restowing ammunition and making span for steam cutter.

1.30pm: Diving party returned.


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23 January 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

In am. Hands fitting boat gripes, cleaning out boats and working empties (empties are just that, crates, boxes, shell cases etc, for return to dockyard).

In pm: Receiving stores and discharging empties.


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24 January 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

Second and sixth cutters away sweeping for steamboat.

Parts of machinery received from dockyards.

4.25pm: Diving party left.

6.0pm: Steamboat located.

6.50pm: Diving operations finished for the day.


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25 January 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

9.40am: Sweeping operations for steam cutter continued.

4.0pm: Sweeping party returned.

Warrant No 121 read.


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26 January 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

6.0am: Two cutters away sweeping for steam cutter.

1.30pm: Diving party left.

5.30pm: Escort and prisoner returned.

8.10pm: Diving party returned.


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27 January 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

7.0am: Japanese cruiser Tsushima slipped moorings and proceeded to sea.

9.10am: Steam cutter raised and taken into dockyard.

1.30pm: Escort landed and returned with six prisoners.

Two stokers placed under sentry's charge.


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28 January 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

12.15am: L/Sgt Miller placed under sentry’s charge in sick bay.

9.0am: Engineer’s and carpenter’s working parties landed. (Note that a RN carpenter at this time was also a metalworker and a mechanic, responsible for all types of repair and maintenance that didn’t fall to the engineer or the bo’sun.)

4.0pm: L/Sgt Miller released.

Two ratings joined ship from HMS Britannia.


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29 January 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

8.30am: Engineer’s and carpenter’s working parties landed.

7.15pm: HMS Britannia left basin and anchored in the bay.


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30 January 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

Dockyard working parties landed.

9.15am: HMS Britannia proceeded out of harbour.


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31 January 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

8.0am: HMS Hyacinth left basin and picked up No 6 moorings.

8.22am: Slipped and proceeded into basin. Moored alongside A shed and commenced coaling.

11.30am: Escort and prisoner returned.

9.0pm: Finished coaling for the day.



LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1918

(Simonstown and Cape Town)

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Cover, signed by Lt Fyffe, Navigating Officer.


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Instrument page.

Mercurial barometer. Lilley and Son, London. Cistern 38’ asl. No 1348379.

Air thermometers. Amidships, screened, Negretti & Zambra. Nos 1920 and 1921.

Sea thermometer. Negretti & Zambra. No 1924.


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1 February 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

Coal remaining on charge, 411.42.

7.0am: Resumed coaling.

1.30pm: Eng. Lt/Cdr Blellock discharged to hospital.

2.30pm: Warrant Tel. W Hitchner RNR joined from hospital.


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2 February 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

7.30am: Resumed coaling.

5.0pm: Finished coaling.


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3 February 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43


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4 February 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

1.50pm: One seaman rating discharged to hospital.


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5 February 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

3.0pm: One AB returned from hospital.

4.30pm: Two stokers escorted to HMS Hyacinth for detention.


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6 February 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

Hands taking in frozen meat.


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7 February 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

8.45am: Prisoners for court martial escorted aboard.

11.0am: Court martial finished.

2.30pm: One Private RMLI discharged for hospital.

4.0pm: Warrants Nos 126, 127 and 128 read.


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8 February 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

11.0am: HMS Kent arrived and moored to No 6.

4.0pm: Warrant No 129 read.

6.0pm: One rating joined ship from Kent.


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9 February 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43


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10 February 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

4.0pm: Warrant No 130 read.


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11 February 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43


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12 February 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

9.0am: Royal Marine detachment landed for route march.

One stoker rating discharged for hospital.


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13 February 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

Boys and ord. seamen landed for swimming exercises.

Warrant No 131 read.


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14 February 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

6.0am: Seamen landed for route march.

Warrants Nos 132 and 133 read.


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15 February 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43


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16 February 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43


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17 February 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

Escort landed and returned with prisoners


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18 February 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

Coaling from lighters.


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19 February 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

8.0am: Let go and proceeded out of basin to anchor. Commenced .303 and .45 inch firing practice.

11.15am: Finished firing practice. Expended 180 rounds .45 and 600 .303.

1.50pm: Recommenced .303 and .45 aiming practice.

2.0pm: One RMLI pte returned from duties at RNRR.

2.20pm: Finished firing practice. Rounds expended 120 .45, 500 .303.


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20 February 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43


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21 February 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

11.15am: Lt Balls RNR joined ship to await disposal.


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22 February 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

8.35am: Weighed and proceeded for target practice.

11.25am: Opened fire. Expended 56 6” QF and 10 BL 6”.

11.56am: Anchored.


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23 February 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

32ft steam cutter surveyed and found worn out. Returned same to Simonstown dockyard in accordance with C-in-C's orders, 23/2/18.


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24 February 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

9.30am: Vice Admiral arrived on board to inspect ship.

11.0am: Vice Admiral left ship.

5.0pm: All seedie boys discharged to dockyard.

Three cases embarked for passage to England.


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25 February 1918

Simonstown to Cape Town.

Lat -34.1, Long 18.1

Weighed anchor and proceeded to sea.

2.15pm: Entered dock and made fast in No 6 berth.

4.0pm: Warrant No 132 read.

4.30pm: Shifted to No 2 berth.


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26 February 1918

Cape Town.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44

Holds prepared for cargo by shore labour.

9.0am: Commenced loading maize in Nos 2 and 4 holds.

Hands taking in ammunition.

5.0pm: Finished working cargo for the day.


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27 February 1918

Cape Town.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44

Shore labour working cargo.


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28 February 1918

Cape Town.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44

Shore labour working cargo.



LOGS FOR MARCH 1918

(Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro, with bullion and grain for UK and to pick up convoy)


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Cover, signed by Lt Fyffe, Navigating Officer.


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Instrument page.

Mercurial barometer. Lilley and Son, London. Cistern 38’ asl. No 1348379.

Air thermometers. Amidships, screened, Negretti & Zambra. Nos 1920 and 1921.

Sea thermometer. Negretti & Zambra. No 1924.


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1 March 1918

Cape Town.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44

Escorts landed and returned with prisoners.


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2 March 1918

Cape Town and at sea for Rio de Janeiro.

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44

12.20am: Commenced taking in bullion.

1.30am: Finished taking in bullion.

7.10am: Let go and proceeded out of basin.

9.45pm: Mr Worthington, warrant electrician, placed under arrest.

8.0pm: Pos. 33 58S, 18 13E.


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3 March 1918

At sea.

Lat -34.5, Long 14.8

Courses North of West all day, 10 or 11 knots, 83 tons of coal used.

8.0am: Pos. 34 27S, 15 42E.

8.0pm: Pos. 34 51S, 13 05E.


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4 March 1918

At sea.

Lat -35.2, Long 10.3

6.15am: Stopped for engine repairs.

8.0am: Pos. 35 12S, 10 17E.

12.20pm: Procceded N78W.

8.0pm: Pos. 35 28S, 8 48E.


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5 March 1918

At sea.

Lat -36.3, Long 5.1

7.13am: General quarters. A/c to intercept SS Warmarino bound for Monte Video.

8.0am: Pos. 36 13S, 6 08E.

10.30am: Mr Worthington, warrant electrician, released from arrest.

8.0pm: Pos. 36 34S, 3 18E.


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6 March 1918

At sea.

Lat -36.9, Long -0.4

8.0am: Pos. 36 46S, 0 34E.

7.55pm: White light observed, bg NE.

8.0pm: Pos. 36 58S, 2 24W.

8.15pm: Used search light to locate steamer. Proceeded.


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7 March 1918

At sea.

Lat -36.9, Long -6.0

8.0am: Pos. 37 00S, 4 47W.

8.0pm: Pos. 36 54S, 7 54W.


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8 March 1918

At sea.

Lat -37.05, Long -11.3

8.0am: Pos. 36 58S, 10 40W.

10.51am: Starboard lower boom carried away by force of sea. Stopped to secure same.

5.22pm: Sighted Tristan da Cunha. A/c North.

8.0pm: Pos. 36 52S, 12 07.5W.


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9 March 1918

At sea.

Lat -36.4, Long -14.3

8.0am: Pos. 36 33S, 13 44W.

9.56am: Stopped for one hour for engine repairs.

8.0pm: Pos. 35 51S, 15 54W.


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10 March 1918

At sea.

Lat -34.85, Long -18.6

8.0am: Pos. 35 01S, 17 52W.

10.0am: Ship rolling heavily in strong W by N swell. Lost overboard by accident a set of rods, brushes and sponge for 6 pdr gun.

8.0pm: Pos. 34 25S, 20 01W.


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11 March 1918

At sea.

Lat -31.5, Long -21.2

8.0am: Pos. 32 21S, 20 58W.

8.0pm: Pos. 30 41S, 22 31W.


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12 March 1918

At sea.

Lat -29.9, Long -25.2

8.0am: Pos. 30 09S, 24 45W.

4.0pm: Warrant No 138 read.

8.0pm: Pos. 29 15S, 26 42W.


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13 March 1918

At sea.

Lat -28.1, Long -30.2

8.0am: Pos. 28 20S, 29 24W.

In am: Training classes at wire splicing and anchor and cable instruction.

In pm: Training classes at heaving lead and stropping blocks.

8.0pm: Pos. 27 27S, 31 52W.


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14 March 1918

At sea.

Lat -26.2, Long -35.1

8.0am: Pos. 26 29S, 34 24W.

4.36pm: A/c to intercept SS Trivunce (?) from Naples to Monte Video.

8.0pm: Pos. 25 36S, 36 42W.


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15 March 1918

At sea.

Lat -24.25, Long -39.7

8.0am: Pos. 24 32S, 39 02W.

5.25pm: Sighted vessel bg N70W, a/c N75W to intercept her.

6.45pm: Passed three masted schooner bound North.

8.0pm: Pos. 23 40S, 41 14W.

8.20pm: Sighted light bg N12W.

9.20pm: Examined Spanish steamer by searchlight.

10.40pm: C Frio Lt bg N10W.

11.23pm: C Frio Lt bg N8E.


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16 March 1918

At sea to Rio de Janeiro.

Lat -22.89, Long -43.20

5.0am: Sighted Raza I. ahead.

5.38am: Raza I. abeam 1.5 miles.

6.10am: Followed pilot boat to boom defence.

7.07am: Anchored, Rio de Janeiro.

11.40am: Mr Bowie (Bowey in log), warrant engineer, joined ship from HMS Edinburgh Castle.

4.45pm: 25 DAMS signal ratings joined ship to await disposal.

5.30pm: One stoker rating discharged to HMS Newcastle.


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17 March 1918

Rio de Janeiro.

Lat -22.89, Long -43.20

6.10am: Brazilian TBD No 1 arrived and anchored.

6.35pm: Brazilian TBD proceeded to sea.


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18 March 1918

Rio de Janeiro.

Lat -22.89, Long -43.20

8.10am: Weighed and proceeded to buoy off dry dock.

10.10am: Slipped buoy and proceeded into dry dock.

12 noon: Ship took the blocks.

5.0pm: Dock emptied.


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19 March 1918

Rio de Janeiro.

Lat -22.89, Long -43.20


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20 March 1918

Rio de Janeiro.

Lat -22.89, Long -43.20

9.30am: One signal rating RNVR discharged to HMS Edinburgh Castle.

5.0pm: Warrants Nos 139 and 140 read.


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21 March 1918

Rio de Janeiro.

Lat -22.89, Long -43.20

9.05am: Commenced sinking dock.

10.17am: Ship floated.

10.35am: Left dock to anchor.

2.30pm: Commenced coaling with shore labour from lighters both sides.

5.50pm: Stopped coaling for the day.


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22 March 1918

Rio de Janeiro.

Lat -22.89, Long -43.20

Temp. Eng. Lt William John Russel Ross, RNR did behave with contempt towards Temp. Eng. Cdr Lewis Shakle, RNR.

8.10am: Resumed coaling.

5.30pm: Loading ammunition. Received 42 cases 90 MM shell, 31 ammunition cases, six empty QF boxes, two cases tubes.

8.0pm: Five ratings from SS Orita joined ship for DAMS.


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23 March 1918

Rio de Janeiro.

Lat -22.89, Long -43.20

9.13am: HMS Ebro arrived and anchored.

10.10am: USS Pittsburgh arrived and anchored.

2.0pm: Finished coaling.


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24 March 1918

Rio de Janeiro.

Lat -22.89, Long -43.20

Sunday routine.


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25 March 1918

Rio de Janeiro.

Lat -22.89, Long -43.20

11.30am: Tug Minas made fast and stores and mails discharged into her for transit to SS Trojan for Tristan d' Cunha.

3.0pm: Supplied steam launch Una with 3.25 tons of coal.


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26 March 1918

Rio de Janeiro.

Lat -22.89, Long -43.20

6.50am: HMS Ebro shifted berth.

4.0pm: Warrants Nos 141, 142 and 143 read.


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27 March 1918

Rio de Janeiro.

Lat -22.89, Long -43.20

6.40am: HMS Ebro shifted berth.

Foresight of port 6 pdr gun lost overboard by accident.

Exercised abandon ship stations.

Hoisted all floats and boats.


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28 March 1918

Rio de Janeiro.

Lat -22.89, Long -43.20

2.20pm: Eight signal ratings discharged to HMS Macedonia.


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29 March 1918

Rio de Janeiro.

Lat -22.89, Long -43.20

Sunday routine.

4.0pm: Warrant no 144 read.


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30 March 1918

Rio de Janeiro.

Lat -22.89, Long -43.20

Supplied steam launch Una with 3.19 tons coal.

2.50pm: HMS Almanzora arrived and anchored.


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31 March 1918

Rio de Janeiro.

Lat -22.89, Long -43.20

Easter Sunday.



LOGS FOR APRIL 1918

(Rio de Janeiro and at sea with convoy for Gibraltar and UK)


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Cover, signed by Lt Fyffe, Navigating Officer.


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Instrument page.

Mercurial barometer. Lilley and Son, London. Cistern 38’ asl. No 1348379.

Air thermometers. Amidships, screened, Negretti & Zambra. Nos 1920 and 1921.

Sea thermometer. Negretti & Zambra. No 1924.


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1 April 1918

Rio de Janeiro.

Lat -22.89, Long -43.20

6.0am: Hands clean ship.

9.0am: Picket landed to search for absentees.

9.15am: Divisions, prayers, physical drill.

Hands fitting protective mats to bridge. (These were heavy kapok-filled mattresses, designed to stop stray bits of metal, but not shells or heavy machine gun fire, see photo, actually on a model, but very illustrative. Being the navy they also had to be painted of course).

10.30am: Two stoker ratings joined ship to await survey. Stewards to physical drill.

11.30am: Picket returned.

1.0pm: Hands fitting protective mats to bridge, chart house and WT room. Training class at instruction.

4.0pm: Leave to starboard watch till 10.0pm, boys to 7.0pm.

5.0pm: Evening quarters. Warrant No 145 read.

6.30pm: Patrol landed.

10.50pm: Patrol returned.


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2 April 1918

Rio de Janeiro.

Lat -22.89, Long -43.20

Exercised abandon ship.

Hands fitting protective mats.

OS exercised at boat pulling.


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3 April 1918

Rio de Janeiro.

Lat -22.89, Long -43.20

8.05am: USS Raleigh anchored.


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4 April 1918

Rio de Janeiro.

Lat -22.89, Long -43.20

8.0am: Commenced coaling from lighters.

9.0am: Two DAMS ratings discharged to SS Woodville.

Two DAMS ratings discharged to SS HMS Ebro.

Hands discharging ammunition into lighters and taking in stores..

1.30pm: Finished coaling.

2.30pm: Embarked one prisoner from HMS Newcastle for passage.

4.0pm: Warrant No 146 read.


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5 April 1918

Rio de Janeiro.

Lat -22.89, Long -43.20

1.30pm: Eighteen signal ratings discharged to convoy.

Two signal ratings discharged to HMS Newcastle.

5.45pm: Received two bags mails for HM Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Foreign Office, London.


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6 April 1918

Rio de Janeiro and at sea.

Lat -23.1, Long -42.8

6.30am: Weighed and proceeded, convoy following line ahead.

9.50am: Convoy formed cruising formation.

3.22pm: Cape Frio Lt bg N78E.

5.0pm: Warrants Nos 147, 148, 149 and 150 read.

7.40pm: Cape Frio Lt abeam 9.5 miles.

8.0pm: Pos. 23 08S, 41 55W.

(Convoy vessels not named here, but named in the log are SS’ Socrates, King Edward, Waimate, Woodfield, Virgil (or Vergil), Antonio, Bahadur, Teesbridge and Highland Watch, some for Gibraltar and others for UK.)


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7 April 1918

At sea.

Lat -22.7, Long -40.2

6.45am: Keeping station 2 cables on SS Socrates beam.

8.0am: Pos. 22 40S, 40 29W.

8.0pm: Pos. 21 56S, 39 38W.


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8 April 1918

At sea.

Lat -20.0, Long -38.5

8.0am: Pos. 20 23S, 38 43W.

7.20am: Circled round SS King Edward.

7.50am: Proceeded.

10.37am: Convoy reduced to 7 knots. King Edward 15 miles astern.

8.0pm: Pos. 19 13S, 38 03W.


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9 April 1918

At sea.

Lat -17.7, Long -37.35

8.0am: Pos. 18 03S, 37 24W.

12.35pm: Sighted three masted barque heading South.

Hands oiling crane wires and making raft.

5.0pm: Warrant No 151 read.

6.0pm: Sounded 28 fms. Hard bottom. Sounded every 10 mins crossing charted position of Rodgers Bank.

8.0pm: Pos. 16 37S, 36 57W.

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10 April 1918

At sea.

Lat -15.3, Long -36.1

8.0am: Pos. 15 48S, 36 22W.

9.0am: Hauled out of line and eased to stop.

10.33am: Proceeded.

2.25pm: Resumed station.

6.30pm: SS Woodfield hauled out of line to adjust steering chains.

6.45pm: SS Waimate hauled out of line owing to engine trouble.

7.30pm: Woodfield rejoined convoy.

8.0pm: Pos. 14 28S, 35 42W.


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11 April 1918

At sea.

Lat -12.8, Long -34.9

2.0am: SS Waimate resumed station.

8.0am: Pos. 13 16S, 35 08W.

10.50am: SS’ Virgil (or Vergil) and Woodfield left convoy for target practice.

1.56pm: Virgil and Woodfield rejoined convoy.

8.0pm: Pos. 11 58S, 34 31W.


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12 April 1918

At sea.

Lat -10.15, Long -33.9

7.15am: Away cutter to SS Woodfield with armourer.

8.0am: Pos. 10 47S, 34 00W.

7.36am: Cutter returned and hoisted.

9.52am: Cutter to Woodfield for armourer, returned and hoisted.

12.30pm: Sighted SS Regina Victoria Eugenie of Barcelona.

8.0pm: Pos. 9 37S, 33 30W.


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13 April 1918

At sea.

Lat -7.6, Long -32.6

8.0am: Pos. 8 21S, 33 53W.

8.0pm: Pos. 6 57S, 32 12W.


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14 April 1918

At sea.

Lat -5.05, Long -31.5

8.0am: Pos. 5 35s, 31 40W.

8.53am: Hauled out of line and reduced to slow.

12.45pm: Resumed station.

6.25pm: SS Waimate hauled out of line owing to engine trouble.

8.0pm: Pos. 4 12S, 31 10W.


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15 April 1918

At sea.

Lat -2.1, Long -31.05

8.0am: Pos. 2 35S, 31 06W.

8.0pm: Pos. 1 10S, 30 51W.


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16 April 1918

At sea.

Lat 0.7, Long -30.3

8.0am: Pos. 0 10N, 30 27W.

Hands fitting weather screens on bridge, painting 2nd cutter and chipping and painting seaplane deck.

8.0pm: Pos. 1 35N, 30 06W.


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17 April 1918

At sea.

Lat 3.6, Long -29.75

8.0am: Pos. 3 11N, 29 52W.

Hands scrubbing troop deck and fitting new lifelines to boats.

8.0pm: Pos. 4 33N, 29 34W.


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18 April 1918

At sea.

Lat 6.3, Long -29.2

8.0am: Pos. 5 54N, 29 19W.

Hands painting guns and first cutter and fitting jackstays.

8.0pm: Pos. 7 11N, 29 01W.


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19 April 1918

At sea.

Lat 8.9, Long -28.8

8.0am: Pos. 8 31N, 28 46W.

5.25pm: SS Antonio stopped for repairs.

8.0pm: Pos. 9 37N, 28 33W.


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20 April 1918

At sea.

Lat 11.6, Long -28.2

8.0am: Pos. 11 07N, 28 20W.

10.05am: SS Bahadur stopped to effect engine adjustments.

8.0pm: Pos. 12 32N, 28 03W.

8.10pm: SS Teesbridge hauled out of line to effect repairs to steering gear.


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21 April 1918

At sea.

Lat 14.35, Long -27.7

Zigzagging for periods throughout the day.

7.47am: SS Bahadur resumed station.

8.0am: Pos. 13 47N, 27 48W.

11.20am: SS Teesbridge resumed station.

8.0pm: Pos. 15 10N, 27 30W.


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22 April 1918

At sea.

Lat 16.6, Long -27.2

Zigzagging for periods throughout the day.

8.0am: Pos. 16 24N, 27 15W.

Hands rigging shelters for gun crews and refilling water breakers in boats.

5.0pm: Warrant No 152 read.

8.0pm: Pos. 17 14N, 27 05W.


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23 April 1918

At sea.

Lat 18.6, Long -26.4

8.0am: Pos. 18 13N, 26 40W.

6.25pm: SS Virgil dropped astern to effect engine repairs.

8.0pm: Pos. 19 12N, 25 54W.

11.0pm: SS Virgil rejoined convoy.

11.15pm: Resumed zig-zag.


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24 April 1918

At sea.

Lat 20.7, Long -24.75

8.0am: Pos. 20 12N, 24 12W.

12.22pm: Gibraltar convoy proceeded under vice-Commodore in SS Highland Watch*.

5.0pm: Warrant No 153 read.

8.0pm: Pos. 20 53N, 24 12W.

* Nelson Line, 1904, 6,022 grt, scrapped 1930.


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25 April 1918

At sea.

Lat 21.5, Long -23.0

Zigzagging for periods throughout the day.

8.0am: Pos. 21 12N, 23 13W.

5.0pm: Warrants Nos 154, 155 and 156 read.

8.0pm: Pos. 22 04N, 22 39W.


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26 April 1918

At sea.

Lat 23.35, Long -22.0

6.15am: A/c S19W to meet Dakar convoy.

7.04am: Took over Dakar convoy from HMS Bristol.

8.0am: Pos. 23 05N, 22 00W.

9.50am: SS Waimate dropped astern for engine repairs.

8.0pm: Pos. 24 20N, 22 00W


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27 April 1918

At sea.

Lat 26.3, Long -22.0

Zigzagging for periods throughout the day.

7.0am: SS Waimate rejoined convoy.

8.0am: Pos. 25 49N, 22 00W.

4.54pm: A/c to close SS Accra*.

8.0pm: Pos. 27 18N, 21 59W.

* The first of three Elder Dempster Line ships of this name, 1893, 2,808 grt, sold in 1920.


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28 April 1918

At sea.

Lat 29.2, Long -21.95

Zigzagging for periods throughout the day.

8.0am: Pos. 28 42N, 21 57W.

8.0pm: Pos. 30 11N, 21 57W.


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29 April 1918

At sea.

Lat 32.2, Long -21.85

Zigzagging for periods throughout the day.

8.0am: Pos. 31 45N, 21 50W.

9.10am: SS Woodfield stopped for engine repairs.

8.0pm: Pos. 33 10N, 21 40W.


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30 April 1918

At sea.

Lat 35.05, Long -21.55

Zigzagging for periods throughout the day.

8.0am: Pos. 34 36N, 21 32W.

5.48pm: SS Dupleix hauled out of line to adjust steering gear.

8.0pm: Pos. 36 00N, 21 33W.



LOGS FOR MAY 1918

(Convoy to Devonport and at sea with convoy for Sierra Leone)


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Cover signed by Lt Fyffe.


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Instrument page.

Mercurial barometer. Lilley and Son, London. Cistern 38’ asl. No 1348379.

Air thermometers. Amidships, screened, Negretti & Zambra. Nos 1920 and 1921.

Sea thermometer. Negretti & Zambra. No 1924.


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1 May 1918

At sea.

Lat 37.8, Long -20.3

Zigzagging for periods throughout the day.

8.0am: Pos. 37 20N, 20 35W.

8.0pm: Pos. 38 38N, 19 43W.


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2 May 1918

At sea.

Lat 40.5, Long -18.65

Zigzagging for periods throughout the day.

5.30am: SS Edouard Shaki (Eduard in log) hauled out of line to repair steering gear.

8.0am: Pos. 40 05N, 18 49W.

4.0pm: Edouard Shaki rejoined convoy.

8.0pm: Pos. 41 22N, 18 04W.


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3 May 1918

At sea.

Zigzagging for periods throughout the day.

Lat 43.2, Long -17.0

1.27am: A/c to intercept steamer, proved to be a small trawler.

8.0am: Pos. 42 45N, 16 42W.

7.0pm: Took station 4 cables ahead of SS Socrates.

8.0pm: Pos. 44 00N, 16 26W.


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4 May 1918

At sea.

Zigzagging for periods throughout the day.

Lat 45.3, Long -14.6

8.0am: Pos. 45 08N, 15 09W.

8.0pm: Pos. 45 52N, 13 34W.

8.36pm: SS King Edward left convoy.

8.51pm: SS Teesbridge left convoy.


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5 May 1918

At sea.

Lat 47.2, Long -11.5

Zigzagging for periods throughout the day.

8.0am: Pos. 46 50N, 11 54W.

10.32am: SS Edouard Shaki fell out for engine repairs.

Eng. S/Lt Mead RNR did make use of insubordinate language towards Lt Ledger RNR, executive officer.

8.0pm: Pos. 47 30N, 10 39W.


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6 May 1918

At sea.

Lat 49.1, Long -8.3

Zigzagging for periods throughout the day.

6.45am: Four US destroyers joined convoy.

8.0am: Pos. 48 48N, 9 14W.

9.0am: Four British destroyers joined convoy.

12.10pm: West coast convoy parted company under escort of US destoyers.

3.50pm: Left convoy and proceeded under escort of TBDs Lance and Onslow.

8.0pm: Pos. 49 30N, 6 24W.

10.44pm: Lizard Pt Lt bg N57E.


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7 May 1918

At sea to Devonport.

Lat 50.35, Long -4.15

12.15am: Lizard Point Lt abeam 20 miles.

3.16am: Eddystone LH bg N2W.

5.20am: Sighted periscope of enemy submarine 2 points on starboard bow. Fired two rounds from S1 gun. Increased to full speed, a/c as requisite to ram. Periscope broke surface astern and was not observed again. Escorting destroyers proceeded in chase.

7.0am: Entered Devonport harbour.

9.26am: Proceeded to No 6 wharf and made fast.

1.45pm: 12 ratings discharged to hospital.

Hands discharging bullion.

Commenced discharging grain.

3.45pm: Hands mustered for payment.

4.30pm: Finished discharging bullion.

General leave to starboard watch until 15th May.

7.30pm: Stopped discharging grain.


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8 May 1918

Devonport.

Lat 50.35, Long -4.15

7.0am: Commenced discharging grain.

8.40am: 11 ERAs joined ship for duty from dockyard.

Hands renewing funnel guys, sponging out and oiling guns and reeving off boat falls.

11.50am: Commenced discharging meat.

1.30pm: Finished discharging meat.

Hands mustered for monthly payment.

6.30pm: Stopped discharging grain.


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9 May 1918

Devonport.

Lat 50.35, Long -4.15

7.0am: Commenced discharging grain.

Hands fitting funnel guys, reeving off boat falls, discharging meat and taking in stores.

11.0am: Four signal ratings rejoined ship.

2.45pm: One rating discharged to hospital.

12,956 lbs of beef landed for VSO (Victualling Stores Officer).


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10 May 1918

Devonport.

Lat 50.35, Long -4.15

7.30am: One Stoker PO discharged to HMS Donegal.

Hands chipping funnel guys and discharging meat.


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11 May 1918

Devonport.

Lat 50.35, Long -4.15

8.0am: Two engine room working party discharged to barracks.

11.30am: Eight ratings rejoined ship from hospital.

2.20pm: Shifted berth to No 5 wharf.

4.30pm: Eng. Lt Sharp joined ship.


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12 May 1918

Devonport.

Lat 50.35, Long -4.15

3.0pm: Finished discharging grain.


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13 May 1918

Devonport.

Lat 50.35, Long -4.15

Hands fitting new ridge ropes and funnel guys and reeving off new boat falls.

10.0am: Warrant No 157 read. One rating (greaser) sent to detention quarters.

3.55pm: Shifted to No 3 berth.


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14 May 1918

Devonport.

Lat 50.35, Long -4.15

9.0am: Two ratings discharged to RNB.

Libertymen of port watch taking passage to Ireland landed.

Discharged four cases for National War Museum and one package for Admiral King-Hall.


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15 May 1918

Devonport.

Lat 50.35, Long -4.15

Hands refitting boat and gangway falls and new funnel guys.

11.59pm: Starboard watch returned from leave.


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16 May 1918

Devonport.

Lat 50.35, Long -4.15

7.0am: Granted general leave to port watch till 10.0am May 24th.

Received 149 packages of clothing and 148 packages of implements.

3.0pm: Port No 1 QF gun and pedestal dismantled and put ashore.

One LS discharged to HMS Essex and one LS joined ship.


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17 May 1918

Devonport.

Lat 50.35, Long -4.15

Lt K Renfree RNR, Temp. S/Lt DH Buttle RNVR and Temp. S/Lt DW Whittaker RNVR joined ship.

One stoker rating discharged to depot.

Six boxes of stores received.


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18 May 1918

Devonport.

Lat 50.35, Long -4.15

Make and mend in pm.


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19 May 1918

Devonport.

Lat 50.35, Long -4.15

4.0pm: Fire hoses connected to the shore.

6.30pm: Escort landed and returned with absentee.


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20 May 1918

Devonport.

Lat 50.35, Long -4.15

In pm: Received 16 coils wire and one case stores.

Discharged three stokers to depot.

Shifted ship 100 yards astern of No 3 berth.

6” BL gun mounted in place of P1 QF 6” gun. (Breech Loading and Quick Firing)


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21 May 1918

Devonport.

Lat 50.35, Long -4.15


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22 May 1918

Devonport.

Lat 50.35, Long -4.15

In am: Hands discharging and taking in ammunition.

8.45am: Shifted into lock.

1.0pm: Left lock for No 5 berth.

Discharged one stoker rating to depot.

Received 200 rounds projectiles and cartridges for 6” BL gun, two boxes fuzes and two cases tubes.

Discharged 200 rounds projectiles and cartridges for 6” QF gun and 25 fuzes.


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23 May 1918

Devonport.

Lat 50.35, Long -4.15

In am: Taking in stores and discharging empties.

Mr Martin, Chief gunner RN, joined ship.

Mr Bowie, Warrant eng. rejoined ship (having missed it in Rio).


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24 May 1918

Devonport.

Lat 50.35, Long -4.15

8.45am: Two ERAs discharged to depot and two ERAs joined ship.

10.0am: Port watch libertymen returned.

One rating discharged to barracks.

Mr Seers, Warrant tel. and 15 ratings joined ship for passage.


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25 May 1918

Devonport.

Lat 50.35, Long -4.15

8.15am: Commenced to coal ship.

2.0pm: One officer joined ship for passage.

Temp. Midshipmen S Booth, DP Larham, OW Tomlinson and RS Stockman joined ship.

S/Lt JEK Green RNVR joined ship.

9.0pm: Two stokers joined ship.


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26 May 1918

Devonport.

Lat 50.35, Long -4.15

Coaling and taking in stores.

11.0am: Four ratings discharged to hospital.

In pm: 16 MMR (Merchant Marine Reserve) ratings joined ship from HMS Eagle (the HQ in Liverpool of the RNVR).


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27 May 1918

Devonport.

Lat 50.35, Long -4.15

Coaling and loading stores.

7.0am: Received two 12 pdr guns and cases of fittings for port of destination.

Received one steam cutter on charge, one cutter and one motor boat for transit.

Received six paravanes and fittings on charge.

Received 12 pdr and 14 pdr ammunition for transport.

5.30pm: Finished coaling.

6.50pm: Fore quarter of beef (lost overboard earlier) recovered by diver.

188 ratings joined ship for passage.

11.45pm: Finished taking in stores.


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28 May 1918

Devonport.

Lat 50.35, Long -4.15

6.30am: Received eight rafts on charge.

7.0am: 24 ratings discharged to HMS Essex.

8.0am: Carried out basin trials.

9.0am: Four ratings joined ship for passage.

1.0pm: Nine ratings joined ship from HMS Eagle.

5.55pm: Five stoker ratings discharged to depot.

7.38pm: Left No 5 berth assisted by tugs and proceeded.

8.10pm: Passed boom defence.

8.36pm: Anchored and banked fires.


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29 May 1918

At sea.

Lat 49.7, Long -5.1

Zig-zag employed at various times during the day.

6.50am: Convoy weighed and proceeded.

6.59am: Weighed and proceeded.(Clocks retarded by one hour on weighing, so ship time actually 5.59am)

7.25am: Eddystone lighthouse abeam 1,500 yds.

Mr James Bowie, Temp. Warrant engineer RNR (Boiler maker), did on 5th of April 1918 remain absent without leave 48 hours (the ship being under sailing orders), thereby missing the ship.

8.0pm: 48 56N, 6 53W.


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30 May 1918

At sea.

Lat 47.2, Long -10.2

Zig-zag employed at various times during the day.

5.55am: Passed convoy under escort of US destroyers steering to NE.

8.0am: Pos. 47 35N, 9 15W.

11.40am: Destroyer escort left

8.0pm: Pos. 46 31N, 11 56W.


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31 May 1918

At sea.

Lat 45.5, Long -15.7

Zig-zag employed at various times during the day.

3.30am: SS Kanawha not in sight.

4.35am: Spoke SS’ Sacony (possibly an American oiler) and Delta*.

8.0am: Pos. 45 40N, 14 52W

9.0am: Sighted SS Kanawha bg N85E, 10 miles.

5.50pm: West bound convoy parted company.

8.0pm: Pos. 44 41N, 17 13W.

* The fourth of four P & O vessels of this name, 1905, 8,053 tons, converted to a hospital ship, scrapped in 1929.



LOGS FOR JUNE 1918

(Convoy to Sierra Leone and return convoy to Devonport)


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Cover, signed by Lt Fyffe, Navigating Officer.


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Instrument page.

Mercurial barometer. Lilley and Son, London. Cistern 38’ asl. No 1348379.

Air thermometers. Amidships, screened, Negretti & Zambra. Nos 1920 and 1921.

Sea thermometer. Negretti & Zambra. No 1924.


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1 June 1918

At sea.

Lat 42.2, Long -19.1

Zig-zag employed at various times during the day.

8.0am: Pos. 43 16N, 18 36W.

4.45pm: Spoke SS Highland Glen.

5.40pm: Away seaboat to Highland Glen and returned with one signal rating.

7.12pm: Resumed station. Speed of convoy 11 knots.

8.0pm: Pos. 41 00N, 20 03W.


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2 June 1918

At sea.

Lat 38.5, Long -21.95

Zig-zag employed at various times during the day.

8.0am: Pos. 39 07N, 21 12W.

8.0pm: Pos. 37 16N, 22 47W.


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3 June 1918

At sea.

Lat 34.3, Long -22.6

Zig-zag employed at various times during the day.

8.0am: Pos. 35 05N, 22 39W.

Hands at fuzing shell, cleaning out boats, rigging swimming bath and field exercises.

2.53pm: Passed piece of wreckage.

8.0pm: Pos. 32 50N, 22 30W.


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4 June 1918

At sea.

Lat 29.85, Long -22.25

Zig-zag employed at various times during the day.

8.0am: Pos. 30 33N, 22 16W.

Hands cleaning boats, fitting paravane wires and spreading awnings.

5.0pm: Warrant No 158 read.

8.0pm: Pos. 28 26N, 22 12W.


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5 June 1918

At sea.

Lat 25.4, Long -22.25

Zig-zag employed at various times during the day.

8.0am: Pos. 26 10N, 22 18W.

8.0pm: Pos. 23 57N, 22 11W.


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6 June 1918

At sea.

Lat 21.1, Long -22.1

Zig-zag employed at various times during the day.

8.0am: Pos. 21 47N, 22 13W.

8.0pm: Pos. 19 43N, 21 35W.


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7 June 1918

At sea.

Lat 16.9, Long -21.7

Zig-zag employed at various times during the day.

8.0am: Pos. 17 36N, 21 49W.

10.30am: SS Bakara stopped to commit to the deep the body of one SA native.

5.0pm: Warrant No 159 read.

5.05pm: SS Highland Glen and SS Ceylon parted company with convoy.

8.0pm: Pos. 15 29N, 21 22W.


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8 June 1918

At sea.

Lat 13.3, Long -19.6

Zig-zag employed at various times during the day.

6.15am: SS Galway Castle hauled out of line to commit the body of one SA native to the deep.

8.0am: Pos. 13 54N, 19 58W.

6.15am: SS Galway Castle hauled out of line to commit the body of one SA native to the deep.

9.55am: SS Bakara stopped to commit the body of one SA native to the deep.

8.0pm: Pos. 12 09N, 18 41W.


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9 June 1918

At sea.

Lat 9.85, Long -16.6

Zig-zag employed at various times during the day.

8.0am: Pos. 10 19N, 17 05W.

11.50am: SS Bakara at gun practice.

4.46pm: SS Galway Castle streamed paravanes.

5.20pm: SS Bakara streamed paravanes.

5.33pm: Convoy reduced speed to 8 knots.

8.0pm: Pos. 8 55N, 15 44W.


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10 June 1918

At sea to Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.4, Long -13.5

6.15am: Convoy a/c East, took station astern of SS Bakara.

8.0am: Pos. 8 00N, 13 49W.

1.26pm: Passed boom defence.

1.39pm: Anchored, Sierra Leone (Freetown).

Received 15 bags mails for transport. Commenced discharging stores and taking in bullion.

4.0pm: Warrant No 160 (150 in log) read.

Discharged seven officers and 19 ratings to HMS Astraea.

4.45pm: Finished loading bullion.

Two officers embarked for passage.


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11 June 1918

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

12.10am: Ceased discharging stores, lighter cast off.

6.30am: Landed hydraulic connection for repair.

7.0am: Discharging stores, ammunition and baggage throughout the day.

8.30am: Five officers and one rating discharged to HMS Astraea.

Five offficers and 174 ratings joined ship for passage.

Received cutter from HMS Bacchante for transport.

5.30pm: 155 ratings discharged to Astraea.

Two officers joined for passage.


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12 June 1918

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

In am: Unloading stores and ammunition.

In pm: Received one officer for passage.

Hands working stores and baggage.

Officers on passage discharged to HMS Britannia.

Discharged 46 seamen and one marine to Britannia.

24 Seamen and one marine joined ship.

One rating joined ship for passage.

9.0pm: Finished loading ammunition from Britannia.

9.50pm: HMS Bacchante weighed and proceeded to sea.


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13 June 1918

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Coaling with shore labour, loading and discharging stores and empties, cleaning No 2 hold.

6.15pm: HMS Britannia left with convoy (SS’ Bakara and Galway Castle for Cape Town, vide Britannia’s log).


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14 June 1918

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

5.0am: Finished coaling.

10.40am: HMS Macedonia arrived and anchored.

1.50pm: Embarked two ratings for HMS Africa and one rating from HMS Astraea for passage.

Received one bag mails from HMS Macedonia for transport.

5.0pm: Two marines and two ratings joined ship for passage.

9.10pm: Finished loading cargo.


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15 June 1918

Sierra Leone and at sea.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

In am: Loading cargo.

Escort landed and returned with prisoner.

In pm: Four baskets and 70 bags mails received for transport.

Five signal ratings discharged to convoy and four DAMS ratings to shore

Three officers joined for pasage.

4.04pm: Weighed and proceeded with convoy.

Took station 3 cables astern of SS Highland Pride.

5.50pm: Took guide of convoy.

8.0pm: Pos. 8 22N, 13 39W.


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16 June 1918

At sea.

Lat 8.9, Long -15.8

Zig-zagging at various times during the day.

8.0am: Pos. 8 35N, 15 14W.

1.20pm: Sighted SS Ventura De Larrinaga steering SE.

8.0pm: Pos. 9 29N, 16 56W.


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17 June 1918

At sea.

Lat 11.45, Long -18.4

Zig-zagging at various times during the day.

8.0am: Pos. 10 51N, 18 16W.

8.0pm: Pos. 12 47N, 18 36W.


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18 June 1918

At sea.

Lat 15.3, Long -18.9

Zig-zagging at various times during the day.

8.0am: Pos. 14 06N, 18 46W.

4.0pm: Read Warrants Nos 161 and 162.

8.0pm: Pos. 16 35N, 18 56W.


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19 June 1918

At sea.

Lat 18.4, Long -19.15

Zig-zagging at various times during the day.

6.45am: Sighted SS Oaklands Grange.

8.0am: Pos. 17 50N, 19 07W.

8.0pm: Pos. 19 38N, 19 12w.


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20 June 1918

At sea.

Lat 21.5, Long -19.4

8.0am: Pos. 21 20N, 19 20W.

8.0pm: Pos. 22 40N, 19 30W.


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21 June 1918

At sea.

Lat 24.95, Long -19.8

8.0am: Pos. 24 23N, 19 45W.

8.47am: Closed SS Oaklands Grange.

8.0pm: Pos. 26 06N, 20 00W.


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22 June 1918

At sea.

Lat 28.4, Long -20.1

Zig-zagging during daylight hours.

8.0am: Pos. 27 50N, 20 00W.

8.0pm: Pos. 29 30N, 20 08W.


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23 June 1918

At sea.

Lat 31.8, Long -19.4

Zig-zagging at various times during the day.

8.0am: Pos. 31 22N, 19 33W.

10.17am: Sighted SS Minho bg N35E. A/c to intercept.

8.0pm: Pos. 32 58N, 18 57W.

11.07am: Resumed station.


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24 June 1918

At sea.

Lat 35.4, Long -18.0

Zig-zagging at various times during the day.

7.05am: Stopped engines for engineer’s purposes, 28 minutes.

8.0am: Pos. 34 42N, 18 20W.

8.0pm: Pos. 36 37N, 17 34W.


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25 June 1918

At sea.

Lat 38.5, Long -16.35

Zig-zagging at various times during the day.

8.0am: Pos. 38 05N, 16 34W.

8.0pm: Pos. 39 39N, 16 05W.


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26 June 1918

At sea.

Lat 42.1, Long -15.45

Zig-zagging at various times during the day.

8.0am: Pos. 41 30N, 15 31W.

8.0pm: Pos. 43 15N, 15 02W.


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27 June 1918

At sea.

Lat 44.8, Long -13.6

Zig-zagging at various times during the day.

8.0am: Pos. 44 43N, 13 45W.

7.0pm: SS Meissonier (Meissonnier in log) left convoy for port of destination.

8.0pm: Pos. 45 34.5N, 12 41W.


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28 June 1918

At sea.

Lat 47.25, Long -10.0

Zig-zagging at various times during the day.

5.58am: Sighted destroyers.

8.0am: Pos. 46 51N, 10 49.5W.

9.36am: HMS Porpoise came alongside. Received one cot case from her.

11.0am: Destroyers opened fire and sunk buoy.

8.0pm: Pos. 47 59N, 8 22W.


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29 June 1918

At sea to Devonport.

Lat 49.3, Long -5.55

Zig-zagging at various times during the day.

8.0am: Pos. 48 51N, 6 33W.

11.07am: Closed SS Oaklands Grange. Resumed station and resumed guide of convoy.

3.0pm: Passed convoy steering NE..

5.15pm: Left convoy and a/c N37E with two destroyers as escort. Sighted object bg N88E, fired two rounds 6” QF, destroyers investigated.

6.40pm: Sighted object, full speed fired two rounds.

7.03pm: Eddystone LH abeam.

7.41pm: Passed breakwater.

9.0pm: Made fast to No 9 buoy.


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30 June 1918

Devonport.

Lat 50.35, Long -4.15

Hands cleaning ship and striking down ammunition.

7.45am: Mr Ansell, Art. Eng. and 10 ratings discharged to hospital.

Tugs made fast and shifted into dock, No 1 berth.

Hands discharging 66 bags mails. Discharged 169 ratings to Depot.

2.0pm: Discharged 21 officers and two cadets.

3.55pm: Commenced discharging bullion.

4.40pm: Finished with bullion.

One prisoner escorted to depot.


LOGS FOR JULY 1918

(Devonport and paid off)


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Cover, signed by SC Piteavin for Navigating Officer.


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Instrument page.

Mercurial barometer. Lilley and Son, London. Cistern 38’ asl. No 1348379.

Air thermometers. Amidships, screened, Negretti & Zambra. Nos 1920 and 1921.

Sea thermometer. Negretti & Zambra. No 1924.



LOGS FOR JULY 1918

(Devonport and paid off)


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1 July 1918

Devonport.

Lat 50.35, Long -4.15

6.0am: Hands washing down decks and flats.

8.15am: One officer discharged to depot.

Hands returning boats provisions and sponging out guns

11.0am: Commenced discharging cargo with dockyard labour.

In pm: Hands returning stores and boats’ gear and stowing gunner’s stores. Discharged nine mercantile marine cadets and one nautical instructor to shore.

4.30pm: Leave to port watch tlll 7.0am and to 2nd part of starboard watch till 11.59pm.

7.0pm: Ceased discharging cargo for the day.


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2 July 1918

Devonport.

Lat 50.35, Long -4.15

7.30am: Resumed discharging cargo.

Hands employed discharging ammunition, unfuzing lyddite shell and chipping masts.

10.45am: One marine discharged to depot.

In pm: Working party from depot joined.

7.0pm: Ceased discharging cargo for the day.


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3 July 1918

Devonport.

Lat 50.35, Long -4.15

7.15am: Resumed discharging cargo.

Hands discharging ammunition, unfuzing lyddite shell and chipping masts.

7.30pm: Ceased discharging cargo for the day.


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4 July 1918

Devonport.

Lat 50.35, Long -4.15

7.0am: Resumed discharging cargo.

Hands discharging ammunition and cleaning ship.

2.45pm: Finished with ammunition.

4.0pm: Hands to monthly payment.

7.0pm: Ceased working cargo.


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5 July 1918

Devonport.

Lat 50.35, Long -4.15

Hands discharging ammunition and chipping masts.

11.0am: Finished discharging ammunition forward.

1.0pm: Resumed unloading cargo.

In pm: Hands discharging empties, chipping masts and cleaning store rooms and guns.

4.0pm: Finished with empties for the day.

7.0pm: Ceased working cargo.


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6 July 1918

Devonport.

Lat 50.35, Long -4.15

7.45am: Resumed unloading cargo.

Hands discharging empties.

10.30am: Escort landed and returned with prisoner.

Make and mend in pm.


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7 July 1918

Devonport.

Lat 50.35, Long -4.15

6.0am: Escort landed and returned with prisoner.

14 on sick list.


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8 July 1918

Devonport.

Lat 50.35, Long -4.15

7.0am: Hands discharging empties.

8.05am: Shifted ship and made fast alongside South quay.

Hands cleaning out boats and rigging fire hoses.

Working party discharged to HMS Macedonia.

38 on sick list (almost certainly with Spanish flu).


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9 July 1918

Devonport.

Lat 50.35, Long -4.15

Hands unreeving boats’ falls and returning boats to store.

In pm: Hands working on boats and returning boats gear.

4.0pm: Warrant No 163 read.

50 on sick list.


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10 July 1918

Devonport.

Lat 50.35, Long -4.15

6.50am: Escort landed and returned with prisoner.

9.0am: Discharged five ERAs to depot.

10.15am: Shifted to No 2 berth.

Hands returning boats to store and preparing gear for survey.

9.0am: Discharged five ERAs to depot.

54 on sick list.


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11 July 1918

Devonport.

Lat 50.35, Long -4.15

Hands discharging stores.

Shifted ship to No 1 berth.

Working party joined ship

44 on sick list.


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12 July 1918

Devonport.

Lat 50.35, Long -4.15

Cleaning ship and discharging stores.

Chronometers and charts discharged to depot.

25 on sick list.


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13 July 1918

Devonport.

Lat 50.35, Long -4.15

Hands cleaning troop decks and passages.

Five ERAs discharged to depot.

Make and mend in pm.

14 on sick list.


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14 July 1918

Devonport.

Lat 50.35, Long -4.15

7.30am: Two Goanese cooks discharged to HMS Kent for passage.

4.0pm: Warrant No 164 read.


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15 July 1918

Devonport.

Lat 50.35, Long -4.15

Hands discharging stores and cleaning out holds, passages and flats

Captain of Dockyard inspected ship.


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16 July 1918

Devonport.

Lat 50.35, Long -4.15

Hands discharging baggage.

Ship paid off.

Himalaya was sold back to P and O, but already elderly (she was launched in 1892), her fate was to be laid up and scrapped in 1922.



A short service biography of Captain Mackenzie.


Colin Mackenzie was born in 1872, eldest son of Donald Mackenzie, Gairoch, Ross-shire. He joined the Royal Navy in 1885 and went to sea in the autumn of 1887. In 1900 he was given his first command, HMS Whiting, a torpedo boat destroyer of 350 tons. To the destroyer Whiting, and her consort Fame, fell the unenviable task of capturing four Chinese destroyers lying between Taku and Tongku, which were threatening the allied attack on the forts. Commanded respectively by Lieutenants Colin Mackenzie, RN and Roger Keyes, RN (afterwards Admiral of the Fleet), each ship also towed into action a whaler manned by a dozen “Bluejackets”, all of them volunteers. It was one of the last occasions boarding parties went into action with the cutlass. In his subsequent report to the Rear-Admiral, China Station, dated 27 June 1900, Keyes stated: ‘After a slight resistance and the exchange of a few shots, the crews were driven overboard or below hatches; there were a few killed and wounded; our casualties were nil. No damage was done to the prizes, but the Fame’s bow was slightly bent when we closed to board, and the Whiting was struck by a projectile about 4 or 5 inches abreast a coal bunker. This was evidently fired from a mud battery on the bend between Taku and Tongku, which fired in all about 30 shots at us, none of the others striking, though several coming very close. There was a good deal of sniping from the dockyard so I directed all cables of the prizes to be slipped and proceeded to tow them up to Tongku.’

Mackenzie afterwards received from the admiralty an expression of their Lordships’ thorough approbation and was awarded the DSO, one of only five such awards to naval officers for the China campaign.

Promoted to commander in June 1906, he commanded Nubian, 1909-11; Star, 1911; Blonde, 1911-12; and Clio, China Station, 1912-15. On the outbreak of war in 1914, Mackenzie took Clio to the Middle East and was in Port Said by January 1915. At the end of the month she moved into the Suez Canal and was active in the defence of the canal against Turkish troops. She fired on Turkish positions on 27 January and 1-3 February, receiving incoming fire on the last. Clio then formed part of the British expeditionary force in the Shatt-al-Arab in April 1915, taking part in the operations on the rivers Tigris and Euphrates and at times was Senior Naval Officer. He was mentioned in despatches and promoted to Captain for these services.

In April 1916 Mackenzie took command of HMS Himalaya, armed merchant cruiser, serving against the Germans off the coast of East Africa from April 1916 to May 1917. Operating a Short 827 seaplane, Mackenzie, acting as observer, took off with Flight Lieutenant ER Moon and made a successful reconnaissance of Lindi harbour in late 1916. This was a not untypical instance of a senior naval officer taking to the skies with the Royal Naval Air Service, but the risks were great, as the planes were slow, unreliable and had a very low operational ceiling. From May 1917 until she paid off in July 1918 Himalaya was engaged in Atlantic convoy work. In August 1918 Mackenzie was appointed to HMS Victory at Portsmouth, and in May 1921 to HMS Thunderer, in command. He retired in 1923 and was promoted to Rear-Admiral in August 1926. Rear-Admiral Colin Mackenzie, CIE, DSO, died on 22 June 1968.