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Armed Merchant Cruiser, mercantile conversion

Pendant Nos MI.A1 (on coming into service), MI.84 (1.18), MI.59 (after 9.18). Built 1915, 15678grt, 15kts. Armament: 6-6in. In service 21.6.15-12.8.19. Of over 60 commissioned AMC's employed on patrol and later convoy protection, 33 served with 10th CS on Northern Patrol. (British Warships 1914-1919)

British Isles Bases - Selected Charts

British Naval Bases Worldwide - Selected Charts

Shipbuilding British Isles

Chatham, Cromarty Firth, Devonport, Dover, Harwich, Haulbowline, Invergordon, Pembroke, Plymouth, Portland, Portsmouth, Rosyth, Scapa Flow, Sheerness

Shipbuilding Map World

Gibraltar, Malta, Aden, Colombo, Singapore, Hong Kong

Notes:

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

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

Editor’s notes:

Positions (Latitude and Longitude) are given for noon each day, correcting or estimating the position when appropriate. If exact times are not indicated in the log they have, when appropriate, been estimated from the position of the entries (which show times on the left hand side of the log page). A note is made of numbers on the sick list where this is 5 or more. This and other information from the log is included in square brackets [not in italics] if it is not to be found under “Remarks” on the right hand side of the page. Additional information about geographical locations, terminology and about merchant and foreign naval ships encountered has been provided where identification is reasonably certain, by means of embedded links within the text.

There is a little more information about the ship here.

THE VOYAGES OF HMS ORBITA

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)

LOGS FOR JULY 1915


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for July 1915, in relatively poor condition]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed by J Ross, Navigating Officer]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as follows:]


Barometer


Mercurial or Aneroid

Both

Name of Maker and number

Chadburns Ltd

Height of cistern above sea

64

Error of Mercurial Barometer

-

Thermometers for Air Temperature


Position in Ship

Wheelhouse

Whether in screen

Yes

Maker and No

Supplied by Chadburns Ltd. No Nos. From 30.7.15

Thermometer for Sea Temperature


Maker and No.

Casartelli Bros. Liverpool


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1 July 1915

At Belfast

Lat 54.61, Long -5.90 [estimated]

[No barometer or thermometer data in log: “No instruments”]

[Thompson Dry Dock Belfast]

6.30am: Called hands.

7.0am: Hands fall in. Employed as required.

10.0am: One Naval rating boarded from Devonport.

pm: Hands employed as required.

2.30pm: Discharged CPO [Chief Petty Officer] bag, and hammock to RN Depot Devonport.

5.45pm: Landed Liberty-men.

9.0pm: Rounds.


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2 July 1915

At Belfast

Lat 54.61, Long -5.90

[Thompson Dry Dock Belfast]

7.0am: Hands fell in. Employed as required.

pm: Hands employed as in Forenoon.

5.35pm: Landed Liberty-men.


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3 July 1915

At Belfast

Lat 54.61, Long -5.90

[Thompson Dry Dock Belfast]

7.0am: Hands fall in. Employed as necessary.

11.50am: 4 ERA’s [Engine Room Artificers] joined ship from Depot.

1.0pm: Leave for 2 Watches until 7am.

5.0pm: Liberty men landed.

9.0pm: Rounds made.


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4 July 1915

At Belfast

Lat 54.61, Long -5.90

[Thompson Dry Dock Belfast]

2.0am: Rounds made.

7.0am: Hands fall in, employed clearing decks.

10.0am: Divisions. 10.10am: Land RC [Roman Catholic] Church party.

Noon: Church party returned.

1.45pm: Leave to watch until 7am.


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5 July 1915

At Belfast

Lat 54.61, Long -5.90

[Thompson Dry Dock]

1.0am: Rounds made.

7.0am: Hands fell in. Employed as required.

9.0am: 28 Stokers at Squad-drill.

am: Hands employed as during forenoon. Watch of 28 Stokers at squad-drill.

3.45pm: Shifted ship from Dry dock to Victoria Wharf. Draft Forward 20ft 6in, Aft 23ft 0in.

5.30pm: Liberty-men landed. Commenced receiving ballast.

9.0pm: Rounds made.


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6 July 1915

At Belfast

Lat 54.61, Long -5.90

[Victoria Wharf]

[Still no numerical weather data: “No instruments”]

9.30am: 6 Hands employed with gunner, remainder as required.

am: Ship receiving ballast.

11.0am: 25 Stokers at squad-drill.

2.0pm: Hands employed as required. Ship receiving ballast.

5.0pm: Landed Liberty-men.

6.0pm: Receiving ballast.

7.0pm: SS “Ivanhoe” [probably ship No 89787 listed here] with ammunition made fast alongside.

8.0pm: Continuous heavy rain.


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7 July 1915

At Belfast

Lat 54.61, Long -5.90

[Victoria Wharf Belfast]

6.0am: Receiving ballast.

7.0am: Hands employed receiving ammunition and as required.

7.20am: 2 Shipwrights and 1 joiner joined ship.

9.0am: Hands employed receiving ammunition and provision.

11.0am: Receiving ballast throughout.

1.30pm: Hands employed receiving ammunition.

5.15pm: Landed Liberty-men. Remainder of hands getting in ammunition. Receiving ballast throughout.

6.20pm: SS “Ivanhoe” cast off.

7.0pm: Finished stowing ammunition.


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8 July 1915

At Belfast

Lat 54.61, Long -5.90

[Victoria Wharf Belfast]

[No instruments on board]

2.0am: Rounds correct.

3.0am: Receiving ballast throughout.

6.0am: Shifted berth to Albert Wharf.

[Albert Wharf]

7.0am: Hands employed as required.

8.0pm: Returned to Victoria Wharf.

[Victoria Wharf]

9.30am: Hands employed as required.

11.0am: Receiving ballast throughout.

2.0pm: Taking in ballast.

5.15pm: Landed Liberty-men.

9.0am: Rounds correct.


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9 July 1915

At Belfast

Lat 54.61, Long -5.90

[Victoria Wharf]

1.30am: Receiving ballast throughout.

2.0am: Rounds made.

4.0am: Rounds made.

7.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship and as required.

9.0am: Hands preparing ship for coaling.

am: Stokers at squad-drill. Receiving ballast throughout.

1.30pm: Hands employed as during forenoon.

pm: Receiving ballast throughout.

4.0pm: Paid quarterly settlement to ships company.

6.0pm: Gave leave to watch until 7am.

7.30pm: Collier made fast alongside.

8.15pm: Commenced coaling.

Midnight: Receiving coal and ballast.


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10 July 1915

At Belfast

Lat 54.61, Long -5.90

[Victoria Wharf]

1.30am: Receiving coal and ballast throughout.

8.0am: Receiving coal and ballast.

9.0am: Hands employed as required.

am: 26 Stokers at squad-drill.

1.0pm: Landed Liberty men. Hands make and mend clothes.

1.10pm: HMS “Edgar” proceeded out of harbour.

3.0pm: Receiving coal and ballast throughout.

4.30pm: Landed Liberty men.

8.20pm: Cleared collier, received 345 tons.

9.20pm: Collier cast off and left ship.


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11 July 1915

At Belfast

Lat 54.61, Long -5.90

[Victoria Wharf]

[No instruments]

1.0am: Receiving ballast.

7.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.0am: Receiving ballast. 1 Stoker RNR absentee from HMS Edgar came aboard.

10.0am: Divisions. 10.10am: Landed RC church party.

1.0pm: Usual leave given until 7.0am Monday [on this Sunday].

1.30pm: Finished receiving ballast.


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12 July 1915

At Belfast

Lat 54.61, Long -5.90

[Victoria Wharf]

9.0am: Hands employed as requisite. Stokers at Squad-drill.

1.30pm: Leave granted to 2 Watches until 7am.

4.30pm: Landed Liberty-men.


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13 July 1915

At Belfast

Lat 54.61, Long -5.90

[Victoria Wharf]

8.15am: Staff Surgeon Darley joined ship.

9.0am: Read stations for Red, White and blue Watches.

am: Hands employed as requisite. Firemen at squad-drill.

1.0pm: Read out stations for fire.

3.0pm: Issued soap and tobacco to ships company.

4.30pm: Landed Liberty men. Issued soap and tobacco to firemen.

5.0pm: Hands scrub and wash clothes.

7.50pm: Discharged 1 Marine and 1 Stoker RNR to Depot under escort.


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14 July 1915

At Belfast

Lat 54.61, Long -5.90

[Victoria Wharf]

9.0am: Divisions, Read stations. Exercised General quarters.

10.0am: Firemen at Squad-drill. Draught Forward 19’ 2”, Aft 24’ 1”.

3.0pm: SS “Sceptre” made fast on port side.

4.45pm: Landed Liberty men. 5.0pm: Hands scrub and wash clothes.


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15 July 1915

At Belfast

Lat 54.61, Long -5.90

[Victoria Wharf]

[Instruments] [No shipped]

8.25am: Commenced coaling ship.

9.0am: Divisions. Hands employed coaling ship and with Gunner.

9.30am: Midshipmen at Small arm drill.

10.0am: One third class writer joined ship from Devonport Depot.

1.30pm: 18 Hands employed coaling ship. Remainder as required.

4.45pm: Liberty-men landed. 5.0pm: Scrub and wash clothes.

8.0pm: Coaling ship.


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16 July 1915

At Belfast

Lat 54.61, Long -5.90

[Victoria Wharf]

1.0am and 8.0am: Coaling ship.

1.30pm: 1 PO and 6 six [sic] transporting gunners gear to Liverpool steamer. Hands employed as requisite.

4.0pm: Paid weekly money to crew.

5.30pm: One PO and 6 men took 6 boxes rifle ammunition to Liverpool steamer.

7.15pm: Coaling ship.

8.5pm: PO and 6 men returned.


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17 July 1915

At Belfast

Lat 54.61, Long -5.90

[Victoria Wharf]

6.30am: Ceased coaling. Draught Forward 20’ 8”, Aft 23’ 7”.

11.10am: Resumed coaling. Read Warrant No 1 Confinement to Cells.

0.30pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

1.15pm: Stopped coaling. 1.30pm: Leave to Red and blue Watches.

2.0pm: Paid weekly wage to Stokers.

4.30pm: Liberty men landed.


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18 July 1915

At Belfast

Lat 54.61, Long -5.90

[Victoria Wharf]

9.0am: Hands fell in, cleared decks for Rounds.

9.15am: 1 RNVR Medical Officer joined ship.

10.15am: Landed RC Church party.

0.15pm: RC Church party returned.

1.30pm: Leave for 2 Watches until 7am. Landed Liberty men.

4.30pm: Landed Liberty men.


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19 July 1915

At Belfast

Lat 54.61, Long -5.90

[Victoria Wharf]

Midnight: Trimmers trimming coal.

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning decks and as required. Resumed coaling ship.

8.0am: Draught Forward 20’ 8”, Aft 23’ 7”.

9.0am: Hands employed as required. Midshipmen at signals.

11.0am: Coaling ship.

1.30pm: Hands employed coaling ship and as required.

8.0pm and Midnight: Coaling ship.


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20 July 1915

At Belfast

Lat 54.61, Long -5.90

[Victoria Wharf]

2.30am: Ceased coaling for trimming purposes.

4.40am: Resumed coaling.

6.0am: Hands called. Ceased coaling.

7.0am: Resumed coaling.

8.0am: Stokers trimming coal.

am: Midshipmen at swimming practice.

1.0pm: Ceased coaling for meal.

2.0pm: Resumed coaling. Issued slops to ships company. Hands employed as required.

10.30pm: Coaling ship.


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21 July 1915

At Belfast

Lat 54.61, Long -5.90

[Victoria Wharf]

0.30am: Trimming coal forward and receiving aft.

2.0am and 4.0am: Rounds made.

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning decks. Draught Forward 22’ 0”, Aft 24’ 0”.

9.0am: Hands employed coaling and drawing ships stores.

10.30am: Read Warrant No 2.

2.0pm: Coaling ship.

4.45pm: Landed Liberty-men. Coaling ship.

5.0pm: Gray, James - Fireman placed on sick list, having fallen through hatchway to coal bunker.

8.0pm: Coaling ship.

11.0pm: Rounds made.


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22 July 1915

At Belfast

Lat 54.61, Long -5.90

[Victoria Wharf]

1.0am and 5.30am: Coaling ship.

6.0am: Hands called. One absentee returned.

6.30am: Hands employed coaling and cleaning decks.

2.30pm and 8.0pm: Coaling ship.


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23 July 1915

At Belfast

Lat 54.61, Long -5.90

[Victoria Wharf]

1.0am: Coaling ship.

7.0am: Quarters, clean guns.

8.30am: Coaling ship.

10.30am: Draught Forward 23’ 6”, Aft 23’ 11”.

2.0pm and 6.0pm: Coaling ship.

11.15pm: Ceased coaling for supper.


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24 July 1915

At Belfast

Lat 54.61, Long -5.90

[Victoria Wharf]

0.30am: Resumed coaling.

3.20am: Ceased coaling for trimming purposes.

9.0am: Hands employed coaling and getting in gunners stores.

11.30am: Read Warrant No 3. Draught Forward 24’ 7”, Aft 23’ 3”.

1.30pm: Paid weekly money to ships company. Hands make and mend clothes. Leave to two watches until 7am.

2.10pm: Ceased coaling.

3.0pm: Read Warrant No 4 for imprisonment.

5.0pm: Liberty men landed.


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25 July 1915

At Belfast

Lat 54.61, Long -5.90

[Victoria Wharf]

7.30am: Quarters, clean guns. 8.0am: Breakfast and clean into No 3’s.

am: Draught Forward 25’ 1”, Aft 22’ 10”.

10.0am: Divisions and Prayers. 10.10am: RC Church party landed.

11.0am: Church of England party landed.

11.55am: Two absentees returned on board.

0.15pm: RC Church party returned.

1.10pm: All Church parties returned. 1.30pm: Landed Liberty men.


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26 July 1915

At Belfast

Lat 54.61, Long -5.90

[Victoria Wharf]

[No Instruments]

4.0am: Stokers trimming coal.

9.30am: Coaling ship.

10.0am: Draught Forward 24’ 11”, Aft 23’ 00”.

0.45pm: Two absentees returned on board.

3.0pm: Read Warrants No 5, 6, and 7.

8.0pm and 11.0pm: Coaling ship.


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27 July 1915

At Belfast

Lat 54.61, Long -5.90

[Victoria Wharf]

1.0am and 8.0am: Coaling ship.

9.0am: Hands employed coaling, getting in gunners and stewards stores and as required.

am: Draught Forward 25ft 00in, Aft 23’ 3”.

1.30pm: Hands employed as during forenoon. Yardmen testing derricks.

3.20pm: Stopped coaling.

5.0pm: Landed Liberty men.

7.0pm: Resumed coaling.

11.10pm: Stopped coaling.


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28 July 1915

At Belfast

Lat 54.61, Long -5.90

[Victoria Wharf]

3.15am: Stopped coaling for trimming purposes.

5.15am: Resumed coaling.

7.0am: Ceased coaling.

8.40am: Resumed coaling.

am: Draught Forward 25’ 5”, Aft 23’ 7”.

1.30pm: Hands employed coaling and as required.

2.5pm: Landed a fire party of 2 PO’s and 20 men in charge of Lieutenant Henderson RNR.

5.30pm: Liberty-men landed.

6.40pm: Fire party returned.

7.0pm: Coaling ship.

11.30pm: Ceased coaling.


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29 July 1915

At Belfast

Lat 54.61, Long -5.90

[Victoria Wharf]

1.0am: Coaling ship.

3.45am: Stopped coaling for meal. 4.10am: Resumed coaling.

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning decks. Draught Forward 25’ 8”, Aft 23’ 8”.

8.0am: Coaling ship.

9.0am: Hands employed taking in stores, coaling ship and as required.

10.0am: Read Warrant No 8.

10.30am: Prisoner sent on shore.

11.30am: Escort returned to ship.

2.0pm: Coaling ship.

8.0pm: Shore gang employed rigging stages for Coaling purposes.

9.0pm: Coaling ship. Rounds made.

11.15pm: Stopped coaling for supper.


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30 July 1915

At Belfast

Lat 54.61, Long -5.90

[Victoria Wharf]

0.30am: Resumed coaling.

2.0am and 4.0am: Rounds made.

7.30am: Officers and rating joined ship.

8.15am: 1 Sub Lieutenant and 4 Midshipmen joined ship, taking passage.

9.0am: Hands employed coaling, getting in Gunners and ships stores, remainder swinging out boats.

9.55am: One seaman RNR joined ship.

10.45am: Lieutenant Harrison and gun trial party came on board.

1.30pm: Hands employed coaling ship, getting in provisions, and as required.

6.0pm: Ceased coaling to shift collier.

7.0pm: Resumed coaling. 7.15pm: Gunners party returned.

8.0pm: Coaling ship.

[Data entered in barometer and temperature columns from 8pm]

10.45pm: Ceased coaling for meal.


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31 July 1915

At Belfast

Lat 54.64, Long -5.88 [rough estimate]

[Victoria Wharf]

0.10am: Coaling ship both sides.

1.50am: Finished coaling from Collier Port side.

3.0am: Collier shoved off. 3.15am; Started coaling starboard side overhead, stopped coaling side shutes starboard side.

7.0am: Draught Fore 26’ 1”, Aft 25’ 7”.

9.0am: Divisions. Read Stations for General Quarters (Stations only).

10.0am: Finished coaling ship.

11.20am: Slow astern Port. Let go everything and left Quay.

0.30pm: Carrying out Gun trials and Speed Trials.

2.30pm: Second Gun Starboard one man met an accident sponging out Gun.

[Compasses being Adjusted]

5.30pm: Completed Gun trials.

7.10pm: Various Speeds. Completed Speed Trials.

7.30pm: Dropped Port Anchor. 7.50pm: Weighed Port Bower and dropped Starboard anchor. Weighed Starboard anchor and proceeded to new berth. Speed and courses as required for anchoring.

8.30pm: Stopped Engines and dropped Port Anchor with 60 fathoms cable and 7 fathoms Water. 8.37pm: Vessel brought up. Rung off Engines.

[Vessel at Anchor]

11.0pm: Tug alongside.

11.35pm: Tug left for shore. Red Watch at night defence Stations.

[Weather misty or overcast, noon temperature 63F]


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LOGS FOR AUGUST 1915


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

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

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before (apart from dates)]


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1 August 1915

From Belfast Lough

[At Anchor in Belfast Lough]

Lat 54.68, Long -5.72 [rough estimate]

3.55am: Vessel swinging to first ebb tide.

6.0am: SNO’s Launch alongside for report of trials.

6.55am: Same left.

8.0am: Vessel swung to flood tide.

9.30am: Divisions and prayers. Paid monthly money to ships Company.

10.53am: Tug Harrington alongside. Watch on deck standing by Guns.

am: Draught Fore 25’ 8”, Aft 25’ 3”.

0.20pm: Tug left ship.

1.25pm: SNO’s Patrol boat No 135 came alongside. Watch stand by Guns.

2.0pm: Placed Lookouts. Came on foggy.

2.35pm: Tug Harrington Alongside.

3.30pm: SNO’s Patrol boat left ship.

5.0pm: Tug Harrington left ship.

7.45pm: Hove up anchor and proceeded. Various speeds.

8.0pm: Vessel underway. 8.20pm: Full Speed. 8.24pm: Log Reset, North Briggs buoy abeam distant 0.5 miles.

8.50pm: Maidens sighted bearing N0.25E, altered course N19E.

8.47pm: Black Head abeam distant 1.25 miles, Log 4.5.

9.35pm: Maidens abeam distant 2.75 miles, Log 13.2.

9.42pm: Buoy abeam altered course N21E, distant 1.75 miles, Log 17.

11.15pm: Altered course N. 11.23pm: Altered course N15W.

11.54pm: Rathlin Island abeam Log 37, distant 4 miles, altered course N64W.

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 4200 tons]


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2 August 1915

From Belfast to St Vincent CV [Cape Verde]

Lat 56.35, Long -9.82

0.16am: Altered course N45W, Patent Log 45.

[0.20am: Sounded in 79 fathoms, black mud]

1.54am: Observed Inistrahull [Inishtrahull] Island Light.

2.0am: Altered course N3W.

[2.15am: Sounded in 33 fathoms, st [stones]]

2.28am: Inistrahull Island Light abeam distant 10.25 miles, Log 83.

[2.40am: Sounded in 31 fathoms, st]

3.12am: Altered course N6W.

4.9am: Sunrise.

10.0am: Divisions. 10.20am: Exercise general quarters. 10.50am: Exercise Fire quarters.

3.50pm: Lat by DR 56 4.5 N, Long Observed 11 52 W. Decoding wireless signal books correct.

4.0pm: Altered course S70W. Speed reduced to 13 knots.

5.0pm: Evening quarters. 5.15pm: Exercise night defence.

5.30pm: British steamer sighted steering East.

7.50pm: Confidential books found correct. 7.51pm: Sunset.

11.0pm: Clock put back 18 minutes. Confidential books all correct.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 205 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: West 38 miles]

[Wind easterly then northerly force 4 all day, misty at times, noon temperature 61F]


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3 August 1915

From Belfast to St Vincent CV

Lat 52.98, Long -17.06

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

2.0am: All Clocks put back 17 minutes.

3.50am: Confidential Books produced Correct.

6.0am: Hands wash decks.

7.55am: All confidential books produced and found correct.

9.20am: General quarters.

10.0am: Divisions.

11.0am: Abandon ship.

Noon: All confidential books produced correct.

0.42am: Altered course S33W. Log 58.5.

3.20pm: Sighted 3 masted barque standing to NE.

4.0pm: All confidential books produced, correct.

5.15pm: Evening quarters.

6.0pm: Signalman’s books Correct.

7.55pm: Confidential books produced all correct.

10.30pm: Exercise, Sea boats crew. 10.35pm: Exercise Sounding party.

11.0pm: Clock put back 8 minutes.

Midnight: Confidential books All correct.

[Course and Distance made good: West 70 miles and S45W, 258 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: S 9 56 W, 2197 miles]


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4 August 1915

From Belfast to St Vincent CV

Lat 47.84, Long -18.62

1.30am: Sea-boats crews exercised.

2.0am: All clocks put back eight minutes.

2.30am: Sounding party inspected by MOW [Master or Mate of Watch].

4.25am: Exercise sea boat’s crew.

6.0am: Sighted barque steering NE.

0.12pm: Altered course S29W. 0.15pm: Entered fog bank. All regulations complied with.

1.5pm: Fog cleared.

6.45pm: Observed steamer green 50 Steering E.

7.45pm: Sunset.

9.10pm: Sea boats crew mustered.

10.0pm: Sounding party mustered.

11.0pm: Clocks put back 3 minutes.

[True Course and Distance made good - Allowed: S10W, 316 miles]

[Winds south easterly, southerly or south westerly, force 4 to 6 for most of day, overcast, misty, with rain or drizzle on and off, noon temperature 66F, sea temperature 63F]


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5 August 1915

From Belfast to St Vincent CV

Lat 43.62, Long -19.98

5.15am: Hands fell in scrub decks.

10.30am: Stokers exercised on Boat deck.

7.30pm: Navigation Lights examined.

11.0pm: Clocks put back two minutes.

[True Course and Distance made good: S 12 44 W, 260 miles]


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6 August 1915

From Belfast to St Vincent CV, at Sea

Lat 38.40, Long -21.00

6.45am: Observed Steamer steamer [steaming] ESE.

7.30am: Signalled SS “Dimitrios” of London [there was a Greek ship of this name at this time].

6.51pm: Sunset.

[True Course and Distance made good: S 8 21.5 W, 316 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[South westerly wind force 4 or 5 all day, weather cloudy or fine, noon temperature 77F, sea temperature 72F]


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7 August 1915

From Belfast to St Vincent CV

Lat 33.03, Long -22.03

[Log just records routine matters]

[Course and Distance made good: S 8 52 W, 326 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: S 9 28 W, 980 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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8 August 1915

From Belfast to St Vincent CV

Lat 27.67, Long -23.13

6.45am: Observed Sailing Craft (3 masted schooner) bearing S20W (compass) steering West.

6.33pm: Sunset.

[Course and Distance made good: S 10 2 W, 327 miles]


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9 August 1915

From Belfast to St Vincent CV

Lat 22.68, Long -24.02

9.8am: Reduced speed for Target practice. 9.10am: Stopped and dropped target. 9.15am: Resumed slow ahead. Courses and engines as required for target practice.

10.55pm: Stopped to pick up target. 11.6am: Proceeded, set course S24E. Log streamed.

6.25pm: Sunset. Navigation lights proved in order.

[Course and Distance made good: S 9 6 W, 303 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: S 9 15 W, 350 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Weather cloudy or fine with light winds, noon temperature 79F, sea temperature 76F]


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10 August 1915

From Belfast and at St Vincent CV [modern day São Vicente]

Lat 17.23, Long -24.92

10.20am: Observed San Antonio Island (CV) bearing S38W.

0.8pm: Altered course S40W. 0.40pm: Bull Rock abeam distant 4.5 miles.

1.0pm: Log Housed.

1.32pm: Bird Island [Ilheu dos Passaros] Light House abeam, altered course Various.

1.43pm: Cast anchor in 12 fathoms veered to 60 fathoms cable on Port-bower. HMS “Highflyer” in port. Draught Arriving Forward 23’ 3”, Aft 24’ 1”.

[Anchored Porto-Grande St Vincent]

3.40pm: Commenced coaling both sides.

4.30pm: Warrant No 10 Read.

6.2pm: Sunset.

7.60pm: Finished coaling for this day.

9.0pm: Rounds correct.

[Course and Distance made good: S 8 49 W, 331 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: S 16 42 W, 20 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 3310 tons]


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11 August 1915

At and from St Vincent CV to Ascension Island

Lat 17.23, Long -24.92

[Anchored St Vincent]

5.45am: Resumed coaling on both sides.

am: Hands employed working coal winches and as required.

1.30pm: Hands coaling ship, remainder employed as required.

6.0pm: Finished coaling.

6.25pm: Proceeded to weigh anchor. 6.35pm: Anchor aweigh and proceeded, set course N35W. 6.46pm: Altered course West.

7.10pm: Altered course S59W. 7.30pm: Altered course S10E. Log set. 7.40pm: Machado Point Light abeam distant 3 miles.

9.16pm: Exercised sea boats crew. Sounding party mustered.

Midnight: Confidential books correct.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 21 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Fuel: Received 680 tons Coal at St Vincent. Coal Remaining: 3940 tons]

[Misty all day, noon temperature 83F, sea temperature 79F]


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12 August 1915

From St Vincent CV to Ascension Island

Lat 13.52, Long -23.58

4.0am: Confidential books produced, correct. Observed Fogo Island bearing S23W (magnetic).

4.53am: Altered course S21E. 5.10am: Altered course S4E.

Noon: Signal and decoding books correct.

2.45pm: Passed SS “Zaanland” of Amsterdam steering SW.

5.0pm: Evening quarters and night defence stations. 5.20pm: Fire drill practised. Exercised closing WT doors.

6.14pm: Sunset.

11.40pm: Exercised night action.

[Course and Distance made good: S21.5E 89 miles + 138 miles = 227 miles from St Vincent]

[True Bearing and Distance: S 22 55.5 E, 1396 miles]

[Currents in the 24 hours ending at Noon: Experienced current setting S62W (True) 5 Knots per hour, between St Jago and Fogo Islands (Cape Verde Islands]


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13 August 1915

From St Vincent CV to Ascension Island

Lat 8.90, Long -21.63

2.0am: Cloudy weather, passing showers.

0.15pm: Altered course S2E.

5.0pm: Evening quarters and stations for night defence. 5.15pm: Stations for fire drill. 5.22pm: All watertight doors worked.

6.8pm: Sunset.

[Course and Distance made good: S22.5E, 300 miles]

[Wind mostly south westerly, force 4 or 5 all day, with rain or showers, noon temperature 78F, sea temperature 80F]


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14 August 1915

From St Vincent to Ascension Island

Lat 4.7, Long -19.9

2.0am: Clocks advanced 10 minutes.

9.10am: Housed log, altered course Various for target practice.

10.15am: Ceased fire.

10.57am: Exercised sea boats crew.

11.18am: Picked up target and resumed course and speed, Log streamed.

6.4pm: Sunset.

[Course and Distance made good: S26.5E, 276 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: S 21 53.5 E, 821 miles]


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15 August 1915

From St Vincent to Ascension

Lat -0.15, Long -17.87

10.0am: Divisions.

11.0am: Church service held.

5.59pm: Sunset.

[Course and Distance made good: S 19 01 E, 312 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: S 23 40 E, 508.8 miles]


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16 August 1915

From St Vincent to Ascension Island

Lat -4.52, Long -15.77

[Log just records routine matters]

[Course (True) and Distance made good: S25.25E, 290 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: S21E, 221 miles]

[South easterly wind force 4 until late evening, then force 5, weather cloudy, noon temperature 77F, sea temperature 73F]


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17 August 1915

From St Vincent and at Ascension and towards Simons Town

Lat -7.92, Long -14.41 [estimated]

2.0am: Clocks advanced 12 minutes to Local mean Time, Ascension.

8.0am: Observed Ascension Island bearing S19E (Magnetic), altered course S15E.

8.40am: General quarters.

10.35am: Altered course S26E. Log housed.

11.0am: Arrived and cast anchor in 12.5 fathoms water, veered to 60 fathoms cable on port bower.

[Anchor Bearings Magnetic: Bates Point S68E, Thornton Fort S3W]

[Anchored Clarence Bay Ascension Island]

0.10pm: Weighed anchor and turned ship, courses and engines used as required.

0.45pm: Log streamed, reset, set course S30E.

4,15pm: Evening quarters and night defence stations. 4.25pm: Exercised collision stations. 4.35pm: Abandon ship stations.

5.54pm: Sunset.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 221 miles]

[Noon Position] [Clarence Bay Ascension Island]

[Squally south easterly wind force 5 all day, force 6 in late evening, sea state rough throughout, weather mostly cloudy or overcast, noon temperature 77F, sea temperature 73F]


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18 August 1915

From Ascension Island to Simonstown

Lat -10.73, Long -10.80

7.0am: Vessel pitching and shipping occasional sprays,

5.53pm: Sunset.

[Course and Distance made good: From departure position of 1.3pm + 7.5 miles, S52.5E, 270 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position off Cape Point S 48 26 E, 2142 miles]

[Squally south easterly wind force 6 all day, sea state rough or very rough, showers in evening. Noon air and sea temperature 73F]


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19 August 1915

From Ascension to Simonstown

Lat -13.88, Long -7.08

[Log just records routine matters – all log entries shown here as example]

4.0am: Confidential books produced, correct.

6.30am: Hands scrub decks.

8.0am: Confidential books, all correct.

8.45am: General quarters. 9.0am: Divisional drill.

Noon: Confidential books produced (Correct).

4.0pm: Confidential books produced, correct.

4.15pm: Evening quarters and night defence stations.

5.47pm: Sunset.

6.0pm, 8.0pm and Midnight: Confidential books produced correct.

9.0pm: Sea boats crew and sounding party exercised.

[Course (True) and Distance made good: S49E, 289 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: S 48 21 E, 1854 miles]

[Wind still south easterly force 5 all day]


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20 August 1915

From Ascension Island to Simonstown

Lat -17.33, Long -3.37

1.30am: All clocks put on 14 minutes.

4.15pm: Evening quarters and night defence stations.

5.43pm: Sunset.

[True Course and Distance made good: S46E, 298 miles]

[Currents in the 24 hours ending at Noon: Allowed for current setting N49W (True) 12 miles during last 24 hours]

[Weather unchanged, sea rough, noon air and sea temperature 68F]


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21 August 1915

From Ascension Island to Simonstown

Lat -20.65, Long 0.48

2.0am: All clocks put forward 15 minutes.

[True Course and Distance made good: S 47 36 E, 293 miles]

[Wind remains squally south easterly force 5, rain and showers in pm]


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22 August 1915

From Ascension Island to Simonstown

Lat -23.78, Long 4.53

2.0am: Clocks put on 15 minutes.

11.0am: Divine Service held.

[True Course and Distance made good: S 50 07 E, 293 miles]

[Weather unchanged, noon temperature 66F, sea temperature 64F]


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23 August 1915

From Ascension Island to Simonstown

Lat -27.05, Long 8.78

2.0am: Clocks put forward 15 minutes.

8.40am: Signalled Norwegian barque “Fido” steering NNE bound to New York,

[True Course and Distance made good: S49.5E, 302 miles]


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24 August 1915

From Ascension Island to Simonstown

Lat -30.23, Long 13.33

2.0am: All clocks put forward 15 minutes.

7.0am: Ship labouring easily to SW swell.

8.45am: General quarters. 9.0am: Divisions.

4.15pm: Evening quarters. 4.25pm: Hands fell in for physical exercise.

5.33pm: Sunset.

5.50pm: Clocks put forward 30 minutes.

10.0pm: Clocks put forward 13 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: S 49 53 E, 313 miles]


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25 August 1915

From Ascension Island and at Cape Town

Lat -33.65, Long 18.05

1.0am: Clocks put forward 13 minutes.

5.50am: Clocks put forward 13 minutes viz Mean time at Cape-town.

9.15am: Observed land on Port bow.

11.34am: Dassen Island Light House abeam distant 12 miles. 11.40am: Altered course S23E.

1.23pm: Robben Island Light House abeam distant 3.5 miles.

1.40pm: Stopped to receive pilot. 1.55pm: Proceeded towards Dock. Engines and courses as required.

3.0pm: Made fast alongside coaling Wharf.

[Arrival Draft: Forward 24ft 00in, Aft 23ft 9in]

[Moored to Wharf Cape Town]

5.33pm: Sunset.

6.20pm: Commenced coaling ship.

8.30pm: Rounds correct.

10.0pm: Coaling ship throughout.

[Course and Distance made good: S51E, 309 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Town Breakwater end S52E, 24 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 2650 tons]


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26 August 1915

From Ascension Island, at Cape Town

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44 [estimated]

[Moored at No 3 Jetty]

2.0am: Coaling ship throughout.

6.0am: Hands called. 6.30am: Hands coaling ship and as required.

8.30am: 4 Sub Lieutenants, 4 midshipmen, RNR, one Signal bosun, 9 ordinary seamen, 1 Sick Bay Attendant left ship for HMS “Hyacinth”.

9.0am: Coaling ship and scrubbing ships bottom.

Noon: Ceased coaling for meal.

1.20pm: Resumed coaling. 1.30pm: Hands employed as required.

1.30pm: Transferred A Alka [?] Fireman to hospital, Simons-town.

5.0pm to 6.0pm: Coaling stopped for meal.

5.34pm (AT): Sunset.

8.0pm: Coaling ship throughout.

9.0pm: Rounds made correct.

11.0pm and Midnight: Coaling ship throughout.


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27 August 1915

At Cape Town

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44

[Moored at No 3 Jetty]

4.0am: Coaling ship.

5.0am: Finished coaling.

6.30am and 9.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

11.0am: Shore gang commenced discharging coal from No 3 Hatchway to jetty.

Noon: Hands make and mend clothes.

4.0pm: Evening quarters.

5.30pm: Shore gang employed taking coal from No 3 Hatchway.

6.22pm (Local Mean Time): Sunset.

8.45pm: Finished discharging coal from No 3 Hold.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 2595 + 1598 Received = 4193 tons]

[Weather fine or cloudy, noon temperature 62F]


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28 August 1915

From Cape Town

Lat -33.5, Long 17.63

[Moored at No 3 Jetty]

2.0am: Hands employed securing cases ammunition.

4.10am: Finished receiving cases 1178 in all.

5.0am, 6.0am, 7.0am and 8.0am: Rounds correct.

9.14am: Unmoored from jetty and proceeded out of dock, assisted by pilot and tug.

[Draught Leaving Cape Town: Forward 26ft 5in, Aft 25ft 9in]

9.40am: Landed pilot and proceeded, set course N43W. 9.58am: Patent Log streamed.

10.9am: Robben Island abeam distant 3.5 miles.

10.40am: Altered course N14W.

Noon: Confidential books produced correct.

0.15pm: Dassen Island Light House abeam distant 8.5 miles at Log 4.

1.0pm, 2.0pm, 3.0pm: Rounds correct.

4.0pm: Rounds correct. Confidential books produced correct.

4.15pm: Evening quarters and night defence stations.

5.0pm: Rounds correct. 5.33pm: AT Sunset.

6.0pm, 8pm and Midnight: Confidential books produced correct and rounds correct.

9.0pm and 11.0pm: Rounds correct.

10.0pm: Rounds correct. Clocks put back 22 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: From position off Robben Island 4.5 miles to Cape Town, N37W, 25 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To a position in 8 28 N, 15 00 N, N 36 45 W, 3147 miles]

[South westerly wind force 5 or 6 in pm, with sea becoming rough, weather cloudy, noon temperature 59F, sea temperature 60F]


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29 August 1915

From Cape Town

Lat -29.08, Long 13.57

1.0am: Rounds correct. Clocks put back 10 minutes.

2.0am: Rounds correct. Clocks put back 10 minutes.

4.5am: Clocks put back 22 minutes.

8.30am: Signalled SS “Clan Maccorquodale” [Clan MacCorquodale] bound for Durban.

11.0am: Divine Service held.

0.15pm: Altered course N6W.

5.41pm: Sunset.

10.0pm: Sea boats crew exercised. Clocks put back 3 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: N49W 351 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: N 36 17 W, 2796 miles]


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30 August 1915

From Cape Town

Lat -24.63, Long 9.63

2.0am: All clocks put back 3 minutes.

8.45am: General quarters. 9.0am: Divisions. 9.30am: Divisional drill X and Y group guns.

10.45am: Signalled SS “Clan Chattan” [Clan Chattan (1) listed here] bound Cape Town.

5.44pm: Sunset.

11.28pm: Passed steamer bound South.

11.45pm: Sighted steamer bound South.

[Course and Distance made good: N 38 17 W, 340 miles]

[Weather mostly cloudy or overcast, light winds, noon temperature 59F, sea temperature 58F]

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31 August 1915

From Cape-Town

Lat -20.35, Long 6.38

3.0am and 5.0am: Clocks out back 3 minutes.

8.45am: General quarters. 9.0am: Divisions. 9.5am: Collision Stations.

9.25am: Abandon ship stations.

9.35am: No 4 Lifeboat accidentally disengaged and fell into the water with PO Stewart and AB Murphy; Emergency boats called away and PO Stewart taken out of boat. AB Murphy sank. Boats hauled up and Funeral Service held on after deck.

[Entry on Casualty List for this date reads: Orbita, armed merchant cruiser. MURPHY, Patrick, Seaman, RNR, A 4317, drowned]

11.40am: Resumed course and speed.

pm: Return of Death on board

Date 31st 8.15

Name of Deceased

Patrick Murphy

Cause of Death

Sex

Male

Drowning through falling overboard during boat-drill

Age

26 years 148 days


Rating

Seaman RNR


Nationality

Irish


Last place of Abode

Abbey Street, Wexford


5.48pm: Sunset.

[Course and Distance made good: N 35 03 W, 314 miles]


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LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1915


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

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

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 September 1915

From Cape Town

Lat -15.68, Long 2.85

8.55am: Clocks put back 11 minutes.

9.30am: A group, divisional drill.

10.0am: Specie-Room opened, inspected and re-sealed.

3.50pm: Signalled SS “City Of Manchester” [City of Manchester (3) listed here] bound to Durban.

5.51pm: Sunset.

[True Course and Distance made good: N 35 42 W, 345 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: N 36 12 W, 1796 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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2 September 1915

From Cape-Town

Lat -11.07, Long -0.60

8.15am: Sighted SS “Red 75 degrees” [this is presumably a bearing, not the name of a ship].

9.10am: Clocks put back 11 minutes.

10.0am: Increased to full speed.

11.30am: Decreased speed to 73 Revolutions.

7.40pm: Sighted steamer on Port bow.

10.10pm: Guns crews, Starboard guns, closed up.

[True Course and Distance made good: N 35 59.5 W, 342 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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3 September 1915

From Cape-Town

Lat -6.5, Long -3.9

2.0am: Exercised guns crews (Port and Starboard Forward).

9.10am: Clocks put back 10 minutes.

9.45pm: Guns crews exercised (Port guns).

[True Course and Distance made good: N36.75W, 331 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: N 36 42 W, 1123 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Weather overcast with light winds, noon temperature 72F, sea temperature 70F]


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4 September 1915

From Cape Town

Lat -2.00, Long -7.13

9.10am: Clocks put back 10 minutes.

[True Course and Distance made good: N 36 21.75 W, 338 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: N 36 48 W, 785 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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5 September 1915

From Cape-Town

Lat 2.73, Long -10.33

9.10am: All clocks put back 10 minutes.

10.0am: Divisions. 10.40am: Divine-service.

4.15pm: Evening quarters.

6.4pm: Sunset.

[Course and Distance made good: N34W, 342 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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6 September 1915

From Cape-Town

Lat 6.78, Long -13.65

9.10pm: Clocks put back 10 minutes.

Noon: Altered course N41W.

6.6pm: Sunset.

[Course and Distance made good: N 39 12 W, 314 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: N58W, 2860 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Weather cloudy with light winds, noon temperature 81F, sea temperature 80F]


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7 September 1915

From Cape-Town

Lat 9.17, Long -18.37

3.34am: Observed steamers light, proceeding Southerly.

9.0am: Clocks corrected, put back 13 minutes. Divisions and collision stations.

9.40am: B group (guns) divisional drill.

[Course and Distance made good: N63W, 315 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]


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8 September 1915

From C Town [Capetown]

Lat 11.87, Long -23.15

9.10am: X and Y batteries and marines to squad drill and manual exercise.

9.15am: Clocks put back 16 minutes.

5.30pm: Sighted sailing ship on Starboard bow.

10.33pm: Sighted steamer on Starboard bow bound SW.

[Course (True) and Distance Allowed: N60W, 325 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]


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9 September 1915

From Cape Town

Lat 14.40, Long -28.52

9.19am: Clocks put back 19 minutes. Observed sailing vessel on starboard bow heading South.

10.40am: Sailing vessel on Starboard bow heading South.

6.10pm: Sunset.

[True Course and Distance made good: N 64 8 W, 348 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]


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10 September 1915

From Cape-Town

Lat 16.93, Long -33.83

[Log just records routine matters, all log entries shown here as example]

2.10am: Sea boat’s crew exercised.

2.45am: Guns crews closed up.

4.0am and 8.0am: Confidential booked produced correct.

6.0am: Hands scrub decks.

8.45am: General quarters. 9.0am: Divisions.

9.19am: Clocks put back 19 minutes. Exercised after ammunition supply party.

Noon: Confidential books correct.

0.20pm: Altered course N39W.

4.0pm: Altered course N31W. Confidential books produced correct.

4.15pm: Evening quarters. 4.30pm: Divisions.

6.0pm, 8.0pm and Midnight: Confidential books correct.

6.9pm: Sunset.

9.25pm: Exercised Sea boats crew.

9.30pm: Guns crews closed up.

[Course and Distance made good: N 63 40 W, 343 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]


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11 September 1915

From Cape Town to Halifax NS [Nova Scotia]

Lat 20.20, Long -38.92

9.16am: Clocks put back 16 minutes.

4.30pm: Divisions, No 13 Warrant read to H McGuire (Fireman).

6.7pm: Sunset.

[Course and Distance made good: N 54 54 W, 350 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: N 53 23 W, 1212 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[South easterly wind force 3 or 4, misty in am, showers in pm, noon temperature 81F, sea temperature 80F]


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12 September 1915

From Cape Town to Halifax NS

Lat 23.48, Long -43.83

10.16am: Clocks put back 16 minutes. 10.30am: Divine-service held.

[True Course and Distance made good: N 54 16 W, 337 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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13 September 1915

From Cape-Town to Halifax NS

Lat 26.78, Long -48.57

9.14am: Clocks put back 14 minutes.

[Course and Distance: N53W, 330 miles]

[Wind varying in direction, mostly northerly, force 5 or 6 all day, sea state rough or very rough from noon]


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14 September 1915

From Cape-Town to Halifax NS

Lat 29.68, Long -53.58

9.18am: Clocks put back 18 minutes.

0.10pm: Altered course N29W.

6.10pm: Sunset.

8.0pm: Altered course N6W.

[Course (True) and Distance made good: N 56 44 W, 317 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: N 48 47 W, 234 miles]


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15 September 1915

From Cape-Town to Halifax NS

Lat 33.95, Long -57.23

11.30am: Signalled SS “Wooda” of Cardiff steering West.

[Course and Distance made good: True Course and Distance made good: N50W 104 miles; N28W 214 miles = 315 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: N25W 688 miles]


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16 September 1915

From Cape-Town to Halifax NS

Lat 38.40, Long -60.05

6.9am: Reduced speed. Log housed.

6.25am: Stopped, away sea boat and boarded SS “Turcoman” [listed here] and received charts for Nova Scotian coast.

7.20am: Boat returned and hoisted. 7.30am: Proceeded. Log streamed, speed set to 11 knots.

10.0am: Divisions and exercised forward Ammunition supply party.

10.30am: Specie room opened, inspected, and resealed.

11.30am: Clocks put back 10 minutes to Standard time Halifax.

[Course and Distance made good: N 27 00 W, 300 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: N 23 33 W, 388 miles]


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17 September 1915

From Cape-Town to Halifax NS

Lat 42.15, Long -62.05

5.40am: Increased revolutions to work up to 14 knots.

6.0am: Commenced zig-zagging courses.

6.15am: Sighted steamer steering East.

0.10pm: Altered course N43W, 0.20pm: Resumed zig-zagging.

0.20pm to 5.30pm: Zig-zagging throughout.

5.30pm: Entered dense fog, speed reduced to 11 knots.

6.2pm: Sunset.

7.15pm: Weather cleared, resumed zig-zagging and increased speed to work up to 14 knots.

9.0pm: Altered course N28E, Log 19.5.

9.50pm: Entered dense fog, speed reduced to 10 knots. 10.8pm: Ceased zig-zagging.

10.15pm: Commenced sounding every 15 minutes.

[True Course and Distance made good: N22.25W, 243 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To position in 42 42 N, 63 49 W, N68.5W, 89 miles]

[Weather mostly fine in am, foggy in pm, noon air and sea temperature 74F]


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18 September 1915

From Cape Town and at Halifax

Lat 44.68, Long -63.62 [estimated]

0.30am: Soundings being taken every 15 minutes.

1.0am: Fog lifted.

1.40am: Altered course N40E. 1.45am: Guns crews closed up.

4.0am: Observed Sambro Bank Light Vessel N25E (magnetic).

5.25am: Sambro Bank Light Vessel abeam distant 2 miles, altered course N20E.

6.0am: Sambro Island Light House abeam distant 4 miles. Log housed.

6.15am: Altered course Various through Halifax harbour.

6.40am: Meaghers [Maugher] Beach Light abeam. 6.50am: Reduced sped to 10 knots.

6.53am: Passed George Island.

7.15am: Passed in Bedford Basin. 7.20am: Stopped. 7.25am: Cast anchor in 17 fathoms veered to 60 fathoms cable on Starboard Bower.

[Arrival Draft: Forward 22ft 1in, Aft 25ft 0in]

[Anchored Bedford Basin Halifax]

8.45am: Commenced discharging cases.

am: Hands employed discharging cases.

0.10pm: Finished discharging cases.

0.50pm: Weighed anchor and shifted berth, engines and courses as required.

1.20pm: Cast anchor in 17 fathoms veered to 90 fathoms cable on Starboard Bower.

[Bedford Basin]

4.0pm, 8.0pm and Midnight: Signalmens confidential books correct.

5.20pm: Coal lighters made fast alongside.

6.17pm: Sunset.

7.0pm: Commenced coaling both sides.

9.0pm: Guns crews and search light operators mustered and stationed for the night.

11.35pm: Finished coaling for this day and darkened ship.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 220 miles]

[Noon Position] [Bedford Basin]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 2130 tons]


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19 September 1915

From Cape-Town, at Halifax

Lat 44.68, Long -63.62

[Anchored Bedford Basin]

2.0am: Dispatch boat called.

5.30am: Guns crews fell out. Hands called.

6.0am: Hands told off as requisite.

8.5am: Landed RC church party.

9.0am: Divisions. 9.10am: Divine Service.

9.40am: RC Church party returned.

1.15pm: Liberty men sent on shore.

6.16pm: Sunset.

7.20pm: Liberty men returned.

9.0pm: Guns and search lights manned for night.

[Weather cloudy or overcast, noon temperature 62F]


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20 September 1915

From Cape-Town [at Halifax, though not stated in log]

Lat 44.68, Long -63.62

[Bedford Basin]

1.45am: Dispatch boat called.

5.30am: Fell out guns crews.

7.40am: Resumed coaling ship.

Noon to 2.30pm: Coaling stopped.

4.30pm: Liberty men left for shore.

6.0pm to 7.0pm: Ceased coaling.

7.35pm: Liberty men returned.

11.30pm: Stopped coaling for this day. 809 tons received.


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21 September 1915

From Cape-Town, at Halifax

Lat 44.68, Long -63.62

[Bedford Basin]

7.35am: Resumed coaling.

7.40am: Liberty men returned.

11.15am: Stopped coaling for meal.

1.15pm: Resumed coaling.

4.0pm: No 14 Warrant read.

4.15pm: Liberty men left ship.

6.0pm to 7.0pm: Ceased coaling.

7.20pm: Liberty men returned on board.

9.0pm: Guns and searchlighted manned.

10.30pm: Receiving water.

11.30pm: Finished coaling for this day having received 1287 tons since starting.


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22 September 1915

From Cape-Town, at Halifax NS

Lat 44.68, Long -63.62

[Bedford Basin]

6.30am: Hands employed painting ship and as requisite.

7.35am: Liberty men returned. Resumed coaling.

9.30am: Medical survey assembled and held on board.

1.15pm: Hands fell in, painting ship.

3.20pm: Landed Liberty men and patrol.

3.45pm: Finished coaling ship; having received 1455 tons in all.

5.45pm: HMS “Calgarian” weighed and proceeded out of harbour.

6.10pm: Resumed receiving fresh water.

7.15pm: Liberty men returned.

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 3545 tons]


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23 September 1915

From Cape-Town, at Halifax NS

Lat 44.68, Long -63.62

[Bedford Basin]

0.30am: Water boat finished and left.

6.30am: Hands painting ship.

10.0am: Anchor Watch stationed. Wind freshening.

pm: Hands employed as during forenoon.

4.30pm: Weighed anchor and shifted berth assisted by two tugs.

5.5pm: Cast anchor in 20 fathoms water veered to 90 fathoms cable on Starboard Bower.

5.40pm: Resumed receiving water.

6.9pm: Sunset.

7.30pm: Water boat left.

9.50pm: Resumed receiving water.


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24 September 1915

From Cape-Town, at Halifax NS

Lat 44.68, Long -63.62

[Bedford Basin]

[A fairly typical day in port, all log entries shown as example]

1.45am: Despatch-boat called.

3.30am: Closed up Starboard guns crews.

4.0am: Confidential books produced correct.

5.45am: Despatch boat called.

6.0am: Hands called. 6.30am: Hands fall in employed as requisite.

8.0am: Confidential books correct.

9.0am: Despatch boat called.

Noon: Confidential books produced correct.

3.45pm: Leave granted to Red-watch. Landed patrol.

4.0pm: Confidential books correct.

6.7pm: Sunset.

6.15pm: HMS “Berwick” proceeded out of harbour.

8.0pm: Confidential books produced correct.

9.0pm: Guns and search-lights manned.

9.30pm: Despatch boat alongside.

Midnight: Confidential books correct.


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25 September 1915

From Cape-Town, at Halifax NS

Lat 44.68, Long -63.62

[Bedford Basin]

2.10am: Rounds correct. Temperature of cells 62 degrees.

6.30am: Hands fell in and employed scrubbing decks and as requisite.

7.30am: Liberty men returned. Leading Stoker Kennedy RNR reported as having been found dead on shore.

[Date of Death

September 25th 1915

Name

James Kennedy

Sex

Male

Age

43 Years

Rating

Leading Fireman

Nationality

English

Last place of Abode

18 White Street, Birkenhead

Cause of death

Fracture of Skull through falling out of window on to sidewalk whilst on leave on Shore]

[Entry on Casualty List for this date reads: Orbita, armed merchant cruiser. KENNEDY, James, Leading Fireman, MMR, (no service number listed), illness]

10.45am: HMS “Roxburgh” arrived.

1.50pm: Despatch boat called.

7.5pm: Liberty boats returned.

9.45pm: Despatch boat called.


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26 September 1915

From Cape-Town, at Halifax NS

Lat 44.68, Long -63.62

[Bedford Basin]

3.30am: Firemen Gambling [?].

8.0am: Confidential books produced correct. RC Church-party landed.

9.15am: Divine-Service held.

10.15am: Divisions.

10.45am: RC Church-party returned.

1.30pm: Liberty men left ship.

7.10pm: Liberty men returned. Anchor Watch set. Fires lit in 4 boilers.

9.43pm: Let go Port bower and veered to 30 fathoms cable, veered to 135 fathoms cable.

[Westerly wind force 5 or 6 from 6pm with rain]


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27 September 1915

From Cape-Town, at Halifax NS

Lat 44.68, Long -63.62

[Bedford Basin]

0.15pm: HMS Cumberland arrived.

0.55pm: Funeral party and liberty men left for shore.

2.10pm: Tug alongside with stores and left at 3.45.

4.45pm: Funeral party returned.

5.30pm: Weighed Port bower and shortened in to 90 fathoms on Starboard Bower.

6.3pm: Sunset.


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28 September 1915

From Cape-Town, at Halifax NS

Lat 44.68, Long -63.62

[Bedford Basin]

2.10am: Rounds correct. Temperature of cells 52 degrees.

7.30am: Liberty Officers and men returned.

1.32pm: Despatch boat called. Liberty officers and men left for shore.

3.0pm: 3 Invalids left for transfer to HMS “Roxburgh”.

5.45pm: HMS “Carnarvon” weighed and proceeded.

5.55pm: HMS “Roxburgh” weighed and proceeded.

7.10pm: Liberty officers and men returned.

9.0pm: Guns and searchlights manned.


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29 September 1915

At and From Halifax to Cape-Town

Lat 44.68, Long -63.62

[Bedford Basin]

1.45am: Despatch boat called and brought back one absentee stoker.

3.0am: Rounds correct. Temperature of cells 53 degrees.

5.30am: Guns crews fell out.

7.25am: Liberty men returned also 3 absentees.

10.5am: Ammunition party left for Dockyard.

11.40am: Ammunition party returned.

1.0pm and 2.30pm: Despatch boat called.

5.40pm: Anchor aweigh and proceeded to turn ship.

[Departure Draft: Forward 25ft 00in, Aft 25ft 10in]

5.55pm: Entered Narrows courses various speed set to 12 knots. 6.0pm: Sunset.

6.20pm: George Island Light abeam. 6.25pm: Ives knoll Light abeam.

6.50pm: Neverfail Shoal Light abeam.

7.15pm: Set course S25E. Log streamed.

7.20pm: Commenced zig-zagging.

8.30pm: Ceased zig-zagging.

9.30pm: Mustered sea boats crew and sounding party. 9.45pm: Guns crews closed up.

11.30pm: Resumed Zig-zagging.


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30 September 1915

From Halifax to Cape-Town

Lat 41.55, Long -60.07

1.0am: Ceased Zig-zagging.

1.45am: Sea boat crew and sounding party mustered.

4.0am: Confidential books produced correct. Revolutions reduced to 72.

6.40am: Starboard engine stopped owing to steering gear getting out of order.

6.48am: Resumed full speed with starboard engine steering gear in order.

8.45am: General quarters. 9.0am: Divisions.

11.0am: Clocks advanced 10 minutes.

0.5pm: Revolutions reduced to 70. 0.15pm: Altered course S22E.

1.0pm: Stoker Lawler put under arrest for refusing duty.

3.45pm: Sighted steamer bearing Red 25, steering about NW.

4.30pm: Signalled SS “Lydie” [listed here under previous name of Mainz] of Antwerp.

5.0pm: Evening quarters.

5.51pm: Sunset.

9.30pm: Sea boats crew and sounding party mustered.

10.0pm: Guns crews closed up.

[Course and Distance made good: From departure position of 7.24pm + 16 miles to Bedford Basin, S40.75E, 230 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: S 43 48.5 E, 6273 miles]

[Weather cloudy or showery, noon temperature 60F, sea temperature 72F (56F at 8am)]


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LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1915


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

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

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 October 1915

From Halifax to Capetown

Lat 37.40, Long -55.77

1.5am: Guns crews closed up.

1.10am: Sea boats crew and sounding party mustered.

1.20am: Sighted vessel bearing Red 10 degrees, Inclination 100 degrees Right.

2.0am: All clocks forward 20 minutes.

0.15pm: Altered course S29E.

10.15pm: Sighted steamer 1 point on Starboard Bow.

[True Course and Distance made good: S 38 37 E, 318 miles]


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2 October 1915

From Halifax to Capetown

Lat 33.75, Long -51.57

2.0am: All clocks forward 18 minutes.

0.15pm: Altered course S31E.

[True Course and Distance made good: S 43 1.5 E, 300 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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3 October 1915

From Halifax to Capetown

Lat 30.25, Long -46.65

2.10am: All clocks put forward 17 minutes.

10.30am: Divine-service held.

[True Course and Distance made good: S48E, 314 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Weather cloudy, noon air and sea temperature 79F]


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4 October 1915

From Halifax to Capetown

Lat 27.02, Long -43.07

2.0am: All clocks forward 18 minutes.

9.20am: Reduced speed, General quarters for target practice, courses and speeds various as required.

11.40am to 11.55am: Stop to pick up target, connected up after steering gear.

11.5am: Proceeded, log streamed, resumed course.

1.10pm: Changed from After steering gear, back to forward gear.

5.52pm: Sunset.

6.20pm: Darkened ship.

[Course and Distance made good: S 46 45 E, 283 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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5 October 1915

From Halifax to Capetown

Lat 23.60, Long -39.57

2.30am: All clocks advanced 18 minutes.

9.0am: Divisions and Reduced speed.

9.15am: General quarters. Housed patent log and dropped target. Courses and speeds various as required for target practice.

11.15am: Picked up target; resumed course and speed. Log streamed.

4.0pm: Confidential books produced correct. Two men released from cell punishment.

4.15pm: Evening quarters.

5.0pm: Observed steamer, green 120 degrees, Steering SE.

10.0pm: Guns crews closed up and inspected.

[Course (True) and Distance made good: S 42 43 E 279 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: S 43 51 E, 4784 miles]


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6 October 1915

From Halifax to Capetown

Lat 20.33, Long -36.22

2.0am: Clocks advanced 16 minutes.

3.0am: Sighted sailing vessels green light bearing SSE.

9.0am: Divisions. 9.6am: General quarters and reduced speed, altered courses various as required for target practice.

10.35am: Ceased firing.

11.5am: Picked up target and resumed course S27E, revolutions 70.

5.53pm: Sunset.

6.20pm: Darkened ship.

[True Course and Distance made good: S 43 28 E, 270 miles]

[South easterly wind force 4 or 5 all day, weather cloudy, noon temperature 82F, sea temperature 80F]


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7 October 1915

From Halifax to Capetown

Lat 16.85, Long -32.57

2.0am: Clocks advanced 15 minutes.

9.0am: Divisions. 9.15am: Fire stations.

pm: Hands at make and mend.

[True Course and Distance made good: S 44 52 E, 295 miles]


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8 October 1915

From Halifax to Capetown

Lat 13.63, Long -29.23

2.0am: All clocks advanced 16 minutes.

9.0am: Divisions. 9.10am: General quarters, reduced speed, log housed and dropped target. Courses and speeds various as required.

9.20am to 9.35am: Exercised steering from aft control.

9.35am to 9.55am: Exercised steering by direct gear in steering engine house.

10.5am: Ceased fire. 10.30am: Target housed, resumed course and speed 70 Revolutions.

3.0pm: Wind shifted to SSE with heavy rain.

4.15pm: Evening quarters, rain ceased.

[True Course and Distance made good: S45E, 273 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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9 October 1915

From Halifax to Capetown

Lat 10.15, Long -25.46

2.0am: Exercised sea boats crew and sounding party. All clocks advanced 16 minutes.

2.10am: Guns crews closed up.

4.30am: Observed steamers lights bearing green 100 degrees, inclination 80 degrees right.

4.45pm: Sighted sailing vessel bearing Red 10 degrees, Inclination 70 degrees right.

9.30pm: Exercised sea boats crew and sounding party.

10.0pm: Guns crews closed up.

[Course and Distance made good: S 46 33 E, 304 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: S 43 40 E, 3643 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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10 October 1915

From Halifax to Capetown

Lat 6.62, Long -21.72

2.0am: Clocks advanced 16 minutes.

10.0am: Divisions. 10.30am: Divine Service.

Noon: Altered course S51E.

1.15pm: Sighted sailing vessel bearing Green 90 degrees.

[Course and Distance made good: S 46 26 E, 307 miles]


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11 October 1915

From Halifax to Capetown

Lat 5.78, Long -16.75

[A fairly typical day at sea, all log entries shown here as example]

2.0am: All clocks advanced 18 minutes.

2.15am: Mustered sea boats crew and sounding party.

2.30am: Guns crews closed up.

6.0am: Hands called.

6.30am: Hands fell in and employed as requisite.

9.0am: Divisions, altered course N72E. 9.10am: Collision stations. 9.15am: General quarters. 9.20am: Abandon ship stations.

4.15pm: Evening quarters.

5.56pm: Sunset.

6.25pm: Darkened ship.

9.0pm: Altered course South.

9.15pm: Mustered sea boats crew and sounding party.

10.30pm: Guns crews closed up.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 308 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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12 October 1915

From Halifax to Capetown

Lat 4.00, Long -13.77

2.0am: Clocks advanced 12 minutes. Exercised sea boats crew and sounding party. 2.15am: Guns crews closed up.

6.45pm: Darkened ship.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 320 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: S38E, 2953 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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13 October 1915

From Halifax to Capetown

Lat -0.82, Long -12.13

2.0am: Clocks advanced 9 minutes.

6.0pm: Sunset.

[Course and Distance made good: S19E, 306.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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14 October 1915

From Halifax to Capetown

Lat -5.43, Long -11.13

2.0am: All clocks advanced 8 minutes.

8.50am: Altered course S74W.

9.25pm: Altered course S20E.

10.12pm: Altered course S27E.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 313 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Wind south westerly then south easterly force 4 all day, weather cloudy, noon temperature 76F, sea temperature 74F]


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15 October 1915

From Halifax to Capetown

Lat -8.48, Long -10.87

9.0am: Divisions. 9.5am: Reduced speed. 9.10am: Stopped and dropped target. 9.12am: Proceeded, courses and speeds various as required for target practice.

9.40am: Ceased firing. 9.50am: Housed target and resumed course (S27E) and speed 70 Revs. Log re-streamed.

6.5pm: Sunset. 6.15pm: Darkened ship.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 298 miles]


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16 October 1915

From Halifax to Simons-Town

Lat -11.67, Long -6.98

2.0am: All clocks advanced 16 minutes.

0.10pm: Altered course S21E.

[Course and Distance made good: S 50 13 E, 299 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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17 October 1915

From Halifax to Simons Town

Lat -15.26, Long -3.43

2.0am: All clocks advanced 16 minutes.

10.0am: Divisions.

10.50am: Divine-Service.

6.10pm: Sunset.

6.30pm: Darkened ship.

[True Course and Distance made good: S44E, 299 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: S46E, 1648 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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18 October 1915

From Halifax to Simons Town

Lat -18.80, Long 0.12

2.0am: All clocks advanced 14 minutes.

9.15am: Exercised A group and Fore control party.

[True Course and Distance made good: S 43 41 E, 294.6 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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19 October 1915

From Halifax to Simons-Town

Lat -22.33, Long 4.00

1.50am: Mustered sea boats crew and sounding party.

2.0am: Guns crews closed up. Clocks advanced 14 minutes.

0.20pm: Altered course S19E.

6.17pm: Sunset.

6.45pm: Darkened ship.

9.40pm: Mustered sea boats crew. 10.0pm: Guns crews closed up.

[Course and Distance made good: S 45 53 E, 304.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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20 October 1915

From Halifax to Simons Town

Lat -25.97, Long 7.97

2.0am: All clocks advanced 18 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: S45E, 308 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Weather mostly overcast cloudy, noon temperature 68F, sea temperature 62F]


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21 October 1915

From Halifax to Simons-Town

Lat -29.42, Long 12.05

2.0am: All clocks advanced 17 minutes.

9.0am: Divisions. 9.15am: Exercised forward ammunition party. Stokers at rifle drill.

10.0am: Starboard Engine stopped for ER [Engine Room] purposes.

11.45am: Starboard Engine re-started.

6.23pm: Sunset. 6.50pm: Darkened ship.

[Course and Distance made good: S 46 19 E, 300 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: S47E, 441 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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22 October 1915

From Halifax to Cape-Town and at Table Bay

Lat -32.77, Long 16.75

0.30am: Altered course S27E having received orders to proceed to Cape Town.

1.0am: All clocks advanced 56 minutes.

5.45am: Sighted Sailing vessel bearing Red 25 degrees.

9.0am: Divisions, hands detailed as required.

11.30am: Observed steamer bearing Green 5 degrees, Inclination 5 degrees Right.

0.15pm: Altered course S25E.

1.30pm: Passed SS “Bavarian” [listed here] bound to Cape Town.

3.20pm: Sighted Table Mountain bearing S38E (True). 3.30pm: Altered course S15E.

5.6pm: Dassen Island Light House abeam distant 7.5 miles, Log 75.

6.49pm: Robben Island Light House abeam distant 2.5 miles. Log housed. 6.55pm: Altered course S35E.

7.10pm: Reduced speed, altered course various approaching anchorage.

7.20pm: Arrived and cast anchor in 7 fathoms veered to 60 fathoms cable on Port bower.

[Anchored Table Bay]

[Draft on Arrival at Table Bay: Forward 20’ 2”, Aft 24’ 2”]

8.0pm: Mail arrived alongside.

9.0pm: Darkened ship.

10.30pm: Ship swung to flood-tide.

11.5pm: Guns crews closed up.

[True Course and Distance made good: S46E 162 miles, S54[E] 149 miles: 311 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: S53E, 114 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1360 tons]


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23 October 1915

From Halifax, at Cape Town

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44 [estimated]

[Anchored Table Bay]

1.5am: SS “Bavarian” arrived. Guns crews closed up.

5.0am: Hands called. 5.30am: Hands fell in.

6.10am: Weighed Anchor and canted ship, engines and courses as required.

6.15am: Pilot boarded,

6.40am: Moored ship alongside East Jetty.

[Moored in Dock at Cape Town]

9.0am: Commenced coaling ship.

Noon: Coaling suspended for meal.

1.30pm: Resumed coaling.

4.0pm: Evening quarters. 4.15pm: Landed Patrol and liberty men.

6.0pm: Ceased coaling.

7.2pm: Sunset.

9.0pm: Rounds correct.

10.55pm: Patrol returned on board.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 114 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Weather cloudy, noon temperature 62F]


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24 October 1915

From Halifax, at Cape Town

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44

[Moored at East Pier]

2.0am: Rounds correct.

8.15am: Resumed coaling.

9.0am: Church party and escort landed.

10.20am: Escort returned. 10.40am: Church party returned.

1.30pm: Liberty men landed.

4.5pm: Landed patrol.

5.45pm: Ceased coaling for this day.

6.30pm: Patrol returned.

8.0pm: Landed patrol.

10.30pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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25 October 1915

From Halifax, at Cape Town

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44

[Moored at East Pier]

7.5am: Resumed coaling ship.

2.0pm: Commenced payment of crew.

4.15pm: Landed liberty men (Seamen).

4.30pm to 5.45pm: Coaling suspended.

6.0pm: Landed patrol.

7.4pm: Sunset.

9.0pm: Rounds correct.

11.15pm: Patrol returned.


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26 October 1915

From Halifax, at Cape Town

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44

[Moored at East Pier]

5.50am: Ceased coaling.

7.0am: Resumed coaling.

Noon: Ceased coaling.

1.0pm: Resumed coaling.

4.15pm: Evening quarters. 4.45pm: Ceased coaling.

5.0pm: Landed Liberty men.

6.0pm: Landed patrol. Resumed coaling.

11.15pm: Half of patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1298 + 3302 tons Received]


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27 October 1915

From Cape-Town to Simons-Bay

Lat -34.32, Long 18.30

[Moored to East Pier]

0.10am: Completed coaling.

2.0am: Rounds correct.

6.30am: Hands fall in and employed cleaning ship.

[Draft leaving Cape Town: Forward 28ft 00in, Aft 24ft 6in]

8.20am: Cast off from Wharf and proceeded to turn ship assisted by pilot and 2 tugs, engines being used as required.

8.32am: Cast off tugs.

8.45am: Pilot left, set course S56W.

10.0am: Altered course S7W.

11.57am: Altered course S35E.

0.3pm: Altered course S32E.

1.0pm: Altered course N80E. 1.7pm: Altered course N86E. 1.20pm: Altered course N31E.

1.50pm: Altered course N1E. 1.55pm: Patent log housed.

2.10pm: Altered course Various to orders and reduced speed.

2.20pm: Arrived and cast anchor in 12 fathoms water veered to 105 fathoms cable on Port Bower and 15 fathoms on Starboard Bower.

[Anchored Simons Bay]

[Draft Arriving at Simons Bay: Forward 26ft 9in, Aft 24ft 10in]

5.50pm: Read Warrant No 24. 6.0pm: Escort left with prisoner J Hardy Leading Fireman.

7.5pm: Sunset. Escort returned on board.

9.0pm: Rounds correct.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 33 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To Simons Bay Various 27 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 4474 tons]

[South easterly wind force 6 for most of day, sea state rough at noon, weather fine, noon air and sea temperature 62F]


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28 October 1915

From Cape Town, at Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43 [estimated]

[Anchored Simons Bay]

2.0am: Rounds correct.

3.0am: Anchor bearings checked.

5.30am: Anchor bearings checked.

6.30am: Hands fell in and employed scrubbing decks.

8.40am: Escort landed, also 6 sick men.

1.30pm: Officers on liberty left ship.

2.0pm: Anchor bearings checked and found correct.

4.10pm: Escort returned with prisoner.

7.0pm: Officers on liberty returned.

7.6pm: Sunset.

9.0pm: Rounds correct.

11.0pm: Anchor bearings frequently verified.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 27 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Squally south easterly wind force 6 all day, noon temperature 67F]


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29 October 1915

From Cape-Town, at Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

[Anchored Simons Bay]

2.0am: Anchor bearings verified.

6.30am: Hands fell [in] and employed washing decks and as required.

9.12am: Dockyard pinnace alongside and embarked Officers, gunners party, ammunition Cases and repairs.

10.30am: Anchor bearings frequently verified.

0.10pm: Steam pinnace returned with gunners party.

3.25pm: Officers on liberty left for shore.

7.30pm: Liberty officers returned.

11.0pm: Anchor bearings verified.

[Wind still south easterly force 6 all day, weather mostly fine]


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30 October 1915

From Cape-Town, at Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

[Anchored Simons Bay]

7.15am: Water boat arrived alongside.

7.40am: Landed Engineer Sub Lieutenant Wright, discharged.

8.0am: Stores arrived alongside.

9.20am: Store lighter discharged and left.

11.40am: Water boat cast off and left.

0.35pm: Stores arrived from Dockyard.

4.0pm: Liberty men left for shore.

6.10pm: Stores lighter discharged and sent on shore.

7.9pm: Sunset.

7.20pm: All Officers and men returned from liberty, all boats hoisted.

9.0pm: Rounds made.


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31 October 1915

From Capetown, at Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

[Anchored Simons Bay]

7.15am: Water boat made fast alongside.

9.45am: RC Church party left for shore.

9.50am: Divisions. 10.0am: Divine Service.

11.30am: Steamboat called for Liberty Officers.

11.40am: Water boat cast off and left.

0.10pm: RC Church party returned.

1.30pm: Liberty men left for shore.

2.30pm: All boats returned.

4.0pm: No 6 Boat hoisted.

6.30pm: Boats left for shore.

7.20pm: All liberty officers and men returned. 7.45pm: Boats hoisted.

10.0pm: Anchor bearings verified.

[Weather fine and quiet, noon temperature 83F]


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LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1915


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

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

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 November 1915

From Capetown, at Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

[Anchored Simons Bay]

1.30am: 1 Stoker confined in cell.

7.13am: Water boat arrived alongside.

9.45am: Two lifeboats left with sand and dockyard parties.

11.18am: Sand Party returned.

0.45pm: Dental party landed, also Private J Cody RMLI for hospital.

1.30pm: Landed Seamen and firemen for dockyard.

2.0pm: Monthly payment made.

3.0pm: Lighter with stores arrived.

4.25pm: Second lighter with stores arrived.

5.10pm: Landed patrol in charge of Sub Lieutenant Houston.

5.20pm: Dental party returned.

5.35pm: Completed receiving stores, lighters left for shore.

7.10pm: Sunset. Wind freshening.

8.0pm: Steamboat called with patrol and officers from liberty.

9.30pm: Starboard Anchor dropped and veered to 15 fathoms cable.

11.0pm: Anchor bearings frequently verified.


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2 November 1915

From Capetown, at Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

[Anchored Simons Bay]

2.0am: Anchor bearings checked.

7.20am: Lighter arrived with stores from Dockyard.

8.50am: Dental party and 1 seaman discharged to hospital left.

9.0am: Divisions. 9.10am: Sand party left.

9.30am: Dockyard party left.

11.40am: Nos 11 and 12 lifeboats returned.

0.10pm: Dental party returned.

1.15pm: Officers on liberty left.

7.40pm: Boat retuned with Officers and men from liberty.

8.0pm: Wind freshening.

9.25pm: Starboard Anchor dropped and veered 15 fathoms cable.


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3 November 1915

From Capetown, at Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

[Anchored Simons Bay]

8.35am: Anchor weighed and proceeded out of harbour for target practice, courses and speeds various.

9.15am: Target dropped.

11.15am: Target housed and proceeded to anchorage.

11.55am: Cast anchor in 13 fathoms, veered to 90 fathoms cable port bower.

[Anchored Simons Bay]

2.0pm: Store boat from Dockyard arrived.

3.0pm: Officers on liberty left. 3.30pm: Men on liberty left.

7.15pm: Officers and men on liberty returned. 7.30pm: All boats hoisted.


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4 November 1915

From Capetown, at Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44 [very rough estimate]

[Anchored Simons Bay]

7.10am: Target party left ship.

8.35am: Weighed anchor and proceeded to carry out target practice. Courses and speed as required.

11.30am: Ceased fire.

1.30pm: Cast anchors in 12 fathoms, veered to 105 fathoms cable on Starboard and 75 on port bowers.

[Anchored Simons Bay]

1.40pm: Water boat made fast alongside.

4.20pm: Officers on liberty left for shore.

4.40pm: Water [boat] cast off and left.

7.15pm: Officers returned from shore.

8.0pm: Wind decreasing.

9.0pm: Rounds made.


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5 November 1915

From Capetown, at Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

[Anchored Simons Bay]

7.20am: Dockyard boat called.

9.15am: Dockyard party left.

9.30am: Weighed port anchor and shortened in to 90 fathoms cable on Starboard Bower.

11.10am: Officers on liberty left for shore.

11.50am: Dockyard party returned.

0.5pm: One lighter with stores arrived.

1.40pm: Dockyard party left.

3.25pm: Second lighter arrived with stores.

3.40pm: First store lighter finished and left.

4.35pm: J McKinnin [?] RNR taken on shore as a prisoner in charge of escort.

4.50pm: Working party returned.

5.40pm: Escort returned also one patient discharged from hospital.

6.3pm: Completed receiving stores, lighter left for shore.

7.10pm: Officers and men returned from liberty.


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6 November 1915

From Capetown, at Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

[Anchored Simons Bay]

7.5am: Postman left for shore and returned at 7.40.

8.30am: Duty boat left and returned at 8.45. 9.0am: Target repairing party left.

11.20am: Steamboat from HMS “Celtic” called.

1.30pm: Liberty men landed. 1.40pm: Officers on liberty left.

2.30pm: Boats returned from landing liberty men.

4.30pm: Dockyard boat with stores called.

5.0pm: Dropped port anchor veered to 15 fathoms cable.

7.15pm: Sunset. Officers and men returned from liberty. Weighed port anchor.

7.55pm: All boats hoisted and secured.

10.30pm: Anchor bearings frequently verified.


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7 November 1915

From Capetown, at Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

[Anchored Simons Bay]

2.0am: Anchor bearings frequently verified.

5.20am: Dropped port anchor and veered to 45 fathoms cable and veered to 105 fathoms on Starboard anchor.

10.0am: Divisions. 10.30am: Divine Service.

11.20am: Wind veered to WNW and decreasing.

11.30am: Weighed port anchor and shortened to 75 fathoms cable on Starboard.

1.30pm: Liberty men left in No 9 and 11 lifeboats.

2.15pm: Boats returned.

4.30pm: Patrol in charge of Lieutenant Palliser left.

6.0pm: Wind freshening.

7.16pm: Sunset. 7.20pm: All officers and men returned from Shore leave.

7.40pm: All boats hoisted.

[Squally northerly wind force 5 or 6 in am, moderating in pm, rain on and off, noon temperature 64F]


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8 November 1915

From Capetown, at Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

[Anchored Simons Bay]

7.5am: Landed three ratings, invalided home.

7.25am: Water boat arrived alongside.

9.0am: Divisions. 9.30am: General quarters.

10.15am: Dockyard party left. Water boat cast off and left.

1.35pm: Officers left on shore leave.

1.55pm: Gunners party left for Dockyard. 2.0pm: Water boat returned.

3.35pm: Liberty men landed in ships boats.

4.20pm: Water boat left.

5.0pm: Gunners party returned.

7.15pm: All Officers and men returned from shore leave. 7.16pm: Sunset.

7.30pm: All boats hoisted.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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9 November 1915

At Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

[Anchored Simons Bay]

8.55am: Water boat made fast alongside.

9.35am: Water boat cast off and left.

11.30am: Steamboat called for officers on shore leave.

1.30pm: Senior Engineer and Chief Carpenter left to Survey steam pinnace.

3.45pm: Patrol and liberty men landed.

7.20pm: All Officers and men returned from Shore leave. 7.30pm: All boats hoisted.

11.0pm: Anchor bearings verified frequently.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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10 November 1915

At Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

[Anchored Simons Bay]

3.0am: Bearings verified frequently.

7.0am: DSB [Duty Steam Boat] called.

9.0am: Divisions. 9.15am: Divisional drill.

9.40am: Port Anchor dropped and veered to 45 fathoms with 75 fathoms on Starboard.

pm: Corrected Mr FB Drake Engineer Lieutenant RNR (Temporary) for not reporting that he was sick on shore.

1.30pm: Officers on liberty left for shore.

3.30pm: Liberty men and patrol landed.

6.15pm: Boats left to bring off men on liberty.

7.15pm: All Officers and men returned from shore leave. 7.17pm: Sunset.

9.0pm: Rounds correct. Veered cables to 90 fathoms on Starboard and 60 fathoms on port.

11.0pm: Anchor bearings verified frequently.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[South easterly wind force 7 at 4am, force 7 or 8 from 8pm with sea rough or very rough for much of day]


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11 November 1915

At Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

[Anchored Simons Bay]

7.15am: Water boat made fast alongside.

9.15am: Divisional drill.

11.15am: Water boat left.

1.50pm: DSB called for officers taking shore leave.

3.0pm and 10.0pm: Bearings frequently verified.

7.15pm: Officers returned from leave.

[Squally south easterly wind force 5 to 8 during day, with rough or very rough sea]


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12 November 1915

At Simons Bay

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

[Anchored Simons Bay]

7.10am: [HMS] “Celtic’s” steamboat called for mail.

7.30am: No 11 Lifeboat left with DSB’s crew.

8.35am: Steam boat from HMS “Celtic” called.

11.0am: Shortened in cables to 30 fathoms on Port, and 60 fathoms on Starboard.

1.35pm: Officers left for shore.

3.0pm: Lifeboat with stores from Dockyard arrived alongside.

3.30pm: DSB called for liberty men and patrol.

7.0pm: Officers returned from shore leave.

7.19pm: Sunset. 7.20pm: Patrol and liberty men returned. 7.30pm: All boats hoisted. Port anchor hove up.

9.0pm: Rounds correct.

[Wind considerably reduced from 8am onwards, noon temperature 75F]


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13 November 1915

At Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

[Anchored Simons Bay]

6.25am: Water-boat made fast alongside. 6.30am: Hands fell in and detailed off as required.

7.45am: DSB called.

9.15am: Hands aired bedding.

11.40am: HMS “Celtic’s” boat called.

1.40pm: Officers and men left on shore leave.

3.0pm: SS Kilnsea from St Helena arrived and anchored.

3.50pm: Patrol Officer Sub Lieutenant Thomson left for shore.

6.30pm: Boats left for liberty men.

7.5pm: Patrol returned. 7.20pm: Liberty men returned. Sunset. 7.25pm: All boats hoisted.

7.45pm: Officers returned from shore leave.

11.20pm: Officers on special shore leave returned.


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14 November 1915

At Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

[Anchored Simons Bay]

0.15am: Boat came alongside.

7.0am: DSB called.

7.20am: Water-boat made fast alongside.

8.0am: Drizzling rain throughout this watch.

10.0am: Divisions. 10.20am: Divine Service.

11.10am: Water-boat left.

11.50am: DSB called with mail.

1.30pm: Landed liberty men in ships boats. 1.35pm: Officers on shore leave left.

6.55pm: Officers returned from Shore leave.

7.20pm: All liberty men returned. 7.30pm: All boats hoisted.


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15 November 1915

At Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

[Anchored Simons Bay]

9.20am: Exercised abandon ship and boats crews at rowing and sailing.

10.30am: All boats returned and commenced hoisting.

1.30pm: Water boat cast off and left.

1.50pm: Hoisted and secured Nos 6, 7 and 8 Lifeboats.

3.20pm: Officers left on shore leave.

3.35pm: Liberty men and patrol landed in Nos 3 and 11 lifeboats.

7.15pm: Officers returned from shore leave. Two torpedo boats left anchorage and proceeded out to Sea.

7.40pm: All boats hoisted and secured.

9.30pm: Exercised ships company at night defence.

10.0pm: Rounds correct.

11.20pm: Officers returned from late leave.


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16 November 1915

At Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

[Anchored Simons Bay]

7.8am: DSB from HMS “Celtic” called.

7.30am: Gig and No 11 Lifeboat lowered.

11.0am: DSB called for officers proceeding on leave.

11.10am: Captain left for shore.

11.40am: Officers returned from boat sailing exercise.

1.50pm: Officers left on shore leave. One stoker transferred to hospital.

2.30pm: Boat with stores arrived.

3.30pm: Liberty men left for shore.

6.30pm: Boats left to bring off liberty men.

7.20pm: All Officers and men returned from leave. 7.23pm: Sunset. 7.30pm: All boats hoisted.


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17 November 1915

At Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

[Anchored Simons Bay]

6.35am: Lowered boats.

7.0am: Water boat made fast alongside.

8.10am: Officers for dental treatment and postman left for shore.

9.0am: Divisions. Patrol left for shore.

9.15am: Guns crews exercised at loader.

10.55am: Water boat cast off and left.

Noon: Postman and patrol returned.

0.35pm: Captain left for shore.

1.50pm: Officers left on shore leave.

3.0pm: Liberty men left.

3.40pm: 3 Seamen, 1 Marine, 1 Steward, discharged from RN Hospital returned on board.

4.0pm: Dockyard boat called.

6.30pm: Boats left for liberty men.

7.5pm: Officers returned from shore leave.

7.15pm: Liberty men returned.

7.30pm: All boats hoisted.

10.45pm: Dockyard steamboat called with Captain and Officers.

11.30pm: Bearings verified frequently.


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18 November 1915

At Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

[Anchored Simons Bay]

8.45am: Postman left for shore.

10.5am: Dropped Port anchor and veered to 45 fathoms cable and 75 fathoms on Starboard.

1.45pm: Officers on shore leave left.

4.0pm: Dockyard steamboat called.

4.10pm: TB No 060 left harbour.

5.0pm: Hoisted all boats.

7.10pm: Dockyard SB called with Officers returning from shore.

11.30pm: Ships position verified frequently.

[South easterly wind force 6 to 7-8 in pm, with rough sea]


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19 November 1915

At Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

[Anchored Simons Bay]

2.0am: Anchor bearings frequently verified.

7.0am: HMS “Laconia” arrived and anchored.

7.15am: Steam ordered for slow speed.

7.30am: Dockyard Steamboat called with two officers from leave.

7.40am: HMS “Laconia” shifted berth.

8.50am: Water boat made fast alongside.

10.26am: Torpedo boat 060 entered harbour. Ships position frequently verified.

11.50am: Water boat cast off and left.

2.0pm: Officers on leave left for shore.

4.30pm: Dockyard Boat left with Leading Seaman Wills for Hospital.

4.45pm: Veered cables to 4 Shackles on Port Bower and 6 on Starboard.

7.0pm and 11.0pm: Bearings frequently verified.

7.24pm: Sunset. 7.30pm: Officers returned from leave.

[South easterly wind force 8 or 9 all day, sea very rough, weather fine]


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20 November 1915

At Simonstown

Lat -34.32, Long 18.58

[Anchored Simons Bay]

8.0am: Shortened in cables to 30 fathoms on port and 60 fathoms on Starboard.

8.45am: Captain left for shore. Weighed port anchor.

9.5am: Water boat alongside.

9.35am: Captain returned.

10.30am: Water boat left. Commenced weighing anchor.

10.38am: Anchor aweigh and proceeded to cant ship. Engines and helm used as required.

10.48am: Proceeded half speed.

10.56am: Roman Rock Light House abeam.

11.4am: Set course S8E, log streamed.

11.55am: Sighted steamer bearing Green 25 degrees, Inclination 90 degrees left.

Noon: Altered course S10E.

1.20pm: Altered course Various. 1.40pm: Stopped SS “Battenhall” of Capetown bound to Durban. 1.50pm: Proceeded, set course N50W.

3.12pm: Cape Point Light House abeam distant 4.5 miles, log 46.

3.45pm: Revolutions set to 60.

4.20pm: Cape Point bearing East (True) distant 15 miles. Working speed down to 6 knots.

5.15pm: Altered course N39E, Log 67.

6.5pm: Altered course S79E.

7.10pm: Altered course N74W.

7.25pm: Sunset. Darkened ship.

8.0pm: Altered course S6W, speed set to 9 knots.

10.0pm: Mustered sea boats crew and sounding party. 10.5pm: Guns crews closed up.

[Course and Distance made good: from Simonstown Various 11 miles]

[Wind still south easterly, reducing to force 5 from 8am, sea mostly rough, weather fine or cloudy, noon temperature 70F, sea temperature 60F]


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21 November 1915

From Simonstown

Lat -34.21, Long 18.10

1.0am: Altered course S48E. Log 22.

1.10am: Exercised guns crews.1.20am: Sea-boats crew and sounding party mustered.

5.5am: Altered course N24W.

6.57am: Observed Cape Good Hope bearing North (true).

7.0am: Slow ahead both engines.

8.35am: Cape Point Light House bearing N66E. Log 81.5.

10.0am: Divisions and Church Service.

10.50am: Altered course N38E.

1.0pm: Full speed to overtake steamer sighted green 45, inclination 120 right, altered course to S28E.

1.37pm: Altered course S15E.

2.12pm: Slang Kop Light House abeam 4.75 miles distant, Log 13.5.

3.7pm: Half Speed (See Signal log).

3.25pm: Altered course N2W, Log 21.3. Slow.

4.15pm: Evening Quarters.

5.0pm: Slang Kop Light House abeam distant 3.0 miles, log 30.3.

7.0pm: Altered course N78W. 7.15pm: Observed Steamer green 60.

7.22pm: Full Speed, Course as required to signal.

7.48pm: Signal ship to stop.

8.0pm: Stopped SS “St Ronald” [Saint Ronald] from New York to Vladivostok.

8.10pm: Sea boats crew called away to board.

8.40pm: Boat returned and hoisted inboard. 8.45pm: Altered course S7W, streamed log 49 on Half Speed ahead.

10.10pm: Green Point Light abeam log 56.

11.50pm: Observed Cape Point Light bearing S44E compass, S63E (True).

[Course and Distance made good: Various 214 miles]


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22 November 1915

From Simonstown to Capetown

Lat -33.95, Long 18.23

1.40am: Cape Point Light abeam Log 72.7 miles.

2.0am: Altered course S30E.

2.45am: Mustered sea boats crew.

5.5am: Altered course N60W. 5.15am: Slow speed. 5.35am: Half speed 50 revs.

5.40am to 5.50am: Dead slow starboard Engine, 60 revs port engine. 5.50am: Half both, 60 revs.

7.45am: Altered course N38E.

8.40am: Eased to 50 Revs. Observed Cape Point bearing S74E (compass).

9.0am: Altered course N60E. Divisions. 9.15am: Divisional drill.

10.0am: Altered course East, log 11.8. Increased to 65 Rev.

11.0am: Reduced to 60 Revs.

11.45am: Altered course S85E. Log [blank]. Slang Kop Light House abeam.

Noon: Decreased to 55 Rev.

0.45pm: Increased to 60 Revs, housed log. 0.50pm: Altered course S76E.

1.20pm: Stopped off Cape Town.

1.55pm: Cast anchor in 9.75 fathoms veered to 45 fathoms Port bower. 2.0pm: Rang off engines.

[Anchored Table Bay]

4.20pm: Weighed anchor and proceeded into port, engines and courses as required.

5.40pm: Entered basin.

5.55pm: Moored alongside East Pier.

[Moored at East Pier Cape Town]

6.0pm: Commenced rigging gear to receive cases at No 4 Hold.

7.20pm: Finished rigging. 7.30pm: Sunset. Draft Arriving Cape Town Forward 25ft 5in, Aft 25ft 8in.

9.0pm: Rounds.

9.40pm: SS “St Egbert” [Saint Egbert] entered harbour.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 201 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position 1 mile North of Green Point Light House N63.5E, 9.5 miles]

[Wind southerly force 6 to 9 from 3am, sea rough or high, south easterly force 6 in pm with sea reducing. Weather fine from noon onwards, noon temperature 67F, sea temperature 64F]


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23 November 1915

At and from Capetown

Lat -33.90, Long 18.44 [estimated]

[Moored at East Pier]

0.15am: Commenced receiving cases.

3.0am: Finished receiving cases.

5.30am: Hands commenced unrigging derricks.

10.0am: Harbour stations. 10.15am: Cast off from pier and proceeded assisted by tug “JW Sauer” [mentioned here]. Engines used as required.

10.25am: Tug cast off. 10.30am: Cleared entrance.

10.50am: Stopped and pilot left. Awaiting papers from shore, engines used as required to keep ship in position.

pm: Draft leaving Capetown: Forward 25’ 7”, Aft 25’ 11”.

0.15pm: Received papers and proceeded speed 72 Revs, course N47W. 0.20pm: Log streamed.

0.26pm: Green Point Light House abeam distant 1.25 miles.

0.40pm: Altered course N8W. 0.53pm: Robben Island Light House abeam distant 2.5 miles, Log 5.5.

3.3pm: Dassen Island Light House abeam distant 5.6 miles.

3.10pm: Sighted SS “Corinthic” [details here] bearing green 30 degrees.

4.15pm: Evening quarters.

7.29pm: Sunset.

9.50pm: Mustered sea boats crew and sounding party.

10.6pm: All clocks put back 13 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 11 miles]


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24 November 1915

From Capetown

Lat -29.82, Long 14.65

0.35am: Sighted Steamer bearing green 45 degrees, Inclination 145 right.

2.0am: Exercised guns and sea boats crews. 2.35am: All clocks put back 13 minutes.

6.0am: Hands called. 6.30am: Hands fall in and wash decks.

6.31am: All clocks put back 21 minutes.

9.0am: Divisions. Hands employed as requisite.

0.10pm: Altered course N10W.

4.15pm: Evening quarters. 4.20pm: Physical drill.

6.49pm: Sunset.

10.0pm: Mustered sea boats crew and sounding party.

10.20pm: Guns crews closed up.

11.0pm: Passed SS “Indrabarah” [Indrabarah (2) listed here].

[True Course and Distance made good: N 37 49 W, 313 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: N 37 2 W, 2805 miles]


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25 November 1915

From Cape-Town

Lat -25.74, Long 10.78

4.0am: Seals on Specie hatch all correct.

7.0am: Clocks put back 14 minutes.

0.30pm, 1.0pm, 1.30pm, 2.0pm: Starboard Guns Crew mustered at loader.

[Course and Distance made good: N40.75W, 313.5 miles]


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26 November 1915

From Cape-Town

Lat -21.77, Long 7.09

7.50am: Clocks put back 14 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: N 39 32 W, 318.5 miles]


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27 November 1915

From Cape-Town

Lat -17.73, Long 3.58

6.30am: Hands fall in. Clocks put back 15 minutes.

6.15pm: Closed up Guns crews No 1 and 2 Port.

6.27pm: Sunset. Exercised Control. Signalled SS “Norman” [Norman (2) listed here] bound to Cape Town.

[Course and Distance made good: N 39 8 W, 312 miles]

[Wind southerly then south easterly force 4 for most of day, weather mostly cloudy, noon temperature 69F, sea temperature 66F]


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28 November 1915

From Capetown

Lat -13.58, Long 0.35

6.42am: Clocks put back 12 minutes.

10.0am: Divisions. 10.30am: Divine-Service.

6.21pm: Sunset. 6.45pm: Darkened ship.

[Course and Distance made good: N36.5W, 311.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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29 November 1915

From Cape Town

Lat -9.38, Long -2.87

6.51am: Clocks put back 11 minutes.

9.0am: Divisions. 9.10am: Collision Stations. 9.20am: General quarters and sea boats crews and sounding party exercised. 9.30am: Exercised abandon ship.

[Course and Distance made good: N 36 54.5 W, 315 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: N 36 3 W, 1230 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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30 November 1915

From Capetown

Lat -5.13, Long -6.02

6.40am: All clocks corrected:- put back 11 minutes.

9.15am: Hands detailed for divisional drill and as requisite.

10.30am: Sounding party exercised.

[Course and Distance made good: N 36 14 W, 316 miles]


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LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1915


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

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

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 December 1915

From Capetown to Halifax NS [Nova Scotia]

Lat -0.85, Long -9.23

[A fairly typical day at sea, all log entries shown here as example]

1.30am: Exercised sea boats crews. 1.40am: Exercised guns crews.

6.0am: Hands called. 6.30am: Hands fall in and wash decks.

6.42am: Clocks corrected 12 minutes back.

7.10am: Sighted steamer bearing Red 45 degrees, inclination 140 left.

9.0am: Divisions.

am: Payment of officers and crew carried out during forenoon.

4.15pm: Evening quarters. 4.25pm: Physical drill.

6.0pm: Sunset. 6.30pm: Darkened ship.

10.25pm: Mustered sea boats crew. 10.40pm: Guns crews closed up.

[True Course and Distance made good: N 36 55 W, 321 miles]

Number on sick list: 5]

[South easterly wind force 4 all day, weather cloudy, noon temperature 81F, sea temperature 78F]


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2 December 1915

From Capetown to Halifax NS

Lat 3.57, Long -12.52

6.50am: Clocks corrected back 10 minutes.

8.45am: Sighted steamer green 60 degrees, Inclination 120 degrees right.

0.10pm: Altered course N18W.

pm: Hands make and mend.

[Course and Distance made good: N 36 37 W, 330 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: N 36 31 W, 262.6 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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3 December 1915

From Capetown to Halifax NS

Lat 7.55, Long -15.77

6.49am: Clocks corrected back 10 minutes.

2.34pm: Altered course N45E, Log 33.

3.38pm: Altered course N38W, Log 45.4.

10.45pm: Sighted steamer bearing Green 40 degrees, Inclination 130 Right.

[Course and Distance made good: N 39 5 W, 308 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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4 December 1915

From Capetown to Halifax NS

Lat 10.50, Long -19.88

6.46am: Clocks corrected back 16 minutes.

10.15am: Hands air bedding.

3.15pm: Position by Observation:- Lat 10 50 5 N, Long 20 23 4 W.

5.42pm: Sunset.

6.30pm: Darkened ship.

[Course and Distance made good: N Various 312 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: N 57 37.5 W, 2437 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Weather mostly fine and quiet, noon temperature 83F, sea temperature 82F]


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5 December 1915

From Capetown to Halifax NS

Lat 12.95, Long -24.32

6.50am: Clocks corrected back 19 minutes.

10.0am: Divisions. 10.30am: Divine-Service.

0.10pm: Altered course N35W.

3.24pm: Position by Observation:- Lat 13 18 N, Long 25 0 W.

4.15pm: Evening quarters.

[True Course and Distance made good: N 60 34 W, 299.3 miles]


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6 December 1915

From Cape Town to Halifax NS

Lat 15.67, Long -28.95

6.48am: Clocks corrected back 18 minutes.

9.0am: Divisions and prayers. 9.15am: General quarters.

9.45am: Hands fall in for drill and work as requisite.

10.30am: Exercised sounding party.

0.10pm: Altered course N32W, Log 2.1.

3.19pm: Position by Observation:- Lat 16 3.5 N, Long 29 35 W.

10.5pm: Exercised sea boats crew.

11.8pm: Guns crews closed up.

[Course and Distance made good: N 58 51 W, 315 miles]


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7 December 1915

From Capetown to Halifax NS

Lat 18.58, Long -33.68

2.45am: Mustered sea boats crew. 2.55am: Guns crews closed up.

6.47am: Clocks corrected back 17 minutes.

0.55pm: T Kieley [sic], Seaman RNR reported missing, turned ship to S36E, Log 12, in search of missing man.

[Entry on Casualty List for this date reads: Orbita, armed merchant cruiser. KIELY, Thomas, Seaman, RNR, C 2221, illness]

4.20pm: Altered course S35E. 4.35pm: Altered course N32W.

5.30pm to 5.50 pm: Zig-zagging.

[Course and Distance made good: N 57 12 W, 323 miles]


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8 December 1915

From Capetown to Halifax NS

Lat 20.73, Long -36.90

6.48am: Clocks corrected back 13 minutes.

9.10am: Engines stopped, log housed. Funeral service for missing Seaman Thomas Kieley [sic] RNR No 2221c presumed drowned.

[Date of Death

7.12.15

Name of Deceased

Thomas Kiely

Sex

Male

Age

36 years

Rating

Seaman RNR

Nationality

British

Last place of Abode

The Cove, Tramore

Cause of death

Presumed drowned]

9.20am: Resumed course and speed, log re-streamed.

9.40am: Sighted Sailing vessel bearing Red 60 degrees, Inclination 10 degrees left.

1.0pm: Hands fall in for issue of slops.

5.23pm: Sunset.

5.50pm: Position by Stellar Observations:- Lat 21 21 N, [Long] 37 47 W.

6.0pm: Darkened ship.

7.55pm: Altered course N33W.

[True Course and Distance made good: N54.5W, 226 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: N 57 18 W, 1279 miles]


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9 December 1915

From Capetown to Halifax NS

Lat 23.50, Long -41.33

7.0am: Clocks corrected back 13 minutes.

0.5pm: Altered course N35W.

2.30pm: Ship pitching considerably to heavy NW swell.

5.50pm: Darkened ship. Position by Observations:- Lat 24 9 N, Long 42 18 W.

[Course and Distance made good: N 56 3.75 W, 297 miles]


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10 December 1915

From Capetown to Halifax NS

Lat 26.15, Long -45.92

5.0am: Ship pitching considerably to high NW swell.

6.50am: Clocks corrected back 13 minutes.

10.28am: Position by Observation:- Lat 26 00 N, Long 45 35 7 W.

0.5pm: Altered course N36W.

5.48pm: Position by Observation: Lat 26 47 N, Long 47 5 W.

[Course and Distance made good: N 57 32 W, 296.2 miles]


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11 December 1915

From Capetown to Halifax NS

Lat 29.12, Long -50.40

6.30am: Altered course N15W. 6.33am: Lat by Observation 28 14 N.

6.47am: Clocks corrected back 12 minutes.

3.20pm: Sighted steamer bearing green 20 degrees, Inclination 90 degrees Right. Signalled SS “Chinese Prince” [Chinese Prince (2) listed here].

4.20pm: Sighted steamer bearing Red 20 degrees, Inclination 10 degrees left.

5.12pm: Sunset.

5.35pm: Darkened ship.

9.0pm: Ship pitching considerably to heavy swell.

[Course and Distance made good: N58W 235.4 miles, N36.25W 65.7 miles = 301.1 miles]

[Wind shifted from south west to north west in am, force 5 to 7 all day, sea rough from 8am, with westerly then heavy north westerly swell. Weather cloudy, noon temperature 75F, sea temperature 73F]


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12 December 1915

From Capetown to Halifax NS

Lat 32.4, Long -53.2

6.40am: Sighted steamer bearing green 45 degrees, Inclination 90 degrees left.

6.51am: Clocks corrected back 11 minutes.

6.57am: Reduced engines to slow speed.

7.0am: Signalled SS “Joseph Chamberlain” [details here] bound to Delaware Breakwater.

7.8am: Resumed half speed.

9.0am: Ship pitching considerably to heavy NW swell.

9.15am: Observed steamer bearing Red 70 degrees, Inclination 120 degrees left.

10.0am: Divisions. 10.30am: Divine Service.

3.30pm: Position by Observation sun [symbol] Lat 33 11.5 W, Long 53 55 W. Wind and moderating.

[Course and Distance made good: N36.5W, 263 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: N33.5W, 846.8 miles]

[Wind north westerly or westerly force 7 in am, with heavy NW swell, wind and sea reducing in pm. Weather cloudy, noon air and sea temperature 69F]


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13 December 1915

From Capetown to Halifax NS

Lat 36.62, Long -56.95

2.10am: Exercised sea boats crew. 2.20am: Guns crews closed up.

0.5pm: Altered course N12W.

5.22pm: Position by Stellar Observations: Lat 37 29 N, Long 58 6 W.

6.0pm: Altered course N10W.

10.5pm: Exercised sea boats crew.

11.15pm: Guns crews closed up.

[Course and Distance made good: N36W, 296 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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14 December 1915

From Capetown to Halifax NS

Lat 40.63, Long -60.93

5.20am: Sighted steamer bearing Red 35 degrees, Inclination 100 Right.

6.59am: Clocks corrected back 14 minutes.

0.15pm: Altered course N2W.

6.0pm: Sighted steamers lights bearing Red 10 degrees, Inclination 110 degrees Right.

9.0pm: Increased to full speed.

[Course and Distance made good: N 37 43 W, 304.7 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: N 26 16 W, 252 + 16 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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15 December 1915

From Capetown and at Halifax NS

Lat 44.65, Long -63.57 [rough estimate]

1.45am: Watch stowing ammunition under cover.

2.40am: Guns crews closed up. 2.45am: Mustered sea boats crew.

6.15am: Observed Sambro Island Light bearing N20W (True), altered course N8E.

7.8am: Altered course N14E.

7.47am: Sambro Beacon [?] Light Vessel abeam distant 2 miles.

8.0am: Altered course Various. Log housed.

9.0am: Reduced speed. 9.10am: Stopped. 9.20am: Cast anchor in 11 fathoms veered to 30 on Port bower.

[Anchored off Halifax]

10.50am: Weighed anchor and shifted berth.

11.8am: Cast anchor in 9 fathoms veered to 75 fathoms on Port bower. Draft Arriving: Forward 24ft 0in, Aft 24ft 10in.

0.50pm: Coal lighter alongside and left at 1.5.

1.20pm: Dispatch boat called. 1.30pm: Hands fall in.

3.30pm: Officers left on shore leave.

4.20pm: Liberty men left for shore. Sunset. Riding lights exhibited.

7.7pm: Officers returned from liberty.

7.15pm: No 2 Lifeboat hoisted.

9.0pm: Darkened ship.

10.0pm: Liberty men returned.

10.40pm: Officers returned from leave.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 268 miles]

[Noon Position] [Halifax Harbour]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1672 tons]


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16 December 1915

From Capetown, at Halifax NS

Lat 44.65, Long -63.57

[Anchored off Halifax]

6.30am: Hands called. Guns crews dismissed.

7.10am: Liberty men returned on board.

8.20am: No 2 Sea-boat left for Dockyard.

1.40pm: Dockyard tug called and left with engine room repairs.

2.0pm: Duty boat left with Officers for shore.

3.20pm: Coal-hulk made fast alongside.

4.0pm: Landed liberty men and patrol.

5.0pm: Sunset. Riding lights exhibited.

6.0pm: Commenced coaling ship.

7.10pm: Officers returned from shore leave.

9.0pm: Rounds correct. Darkened ship. Guns crews stationed.

9.30pm: Seaman McCarthy reported as in Military Hospital suffering from cut head.

10.20pm: Liberty men returned.

11.40pm: Ceased coaling for this day.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Weather mostly cloudy, noon temperature 35F]


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17 December 1915

From Capetown, at Halifax NS

Lat 44.65, Long -63.57

[Anchored Halifax]

6.30am: Hands called. Guns crews dismissed.

7.10am: Liberty men returned.

7.20am: Commenced discharging cases. Resumed coaling ship.

9.14am: HMS “Carnarvon” arrived and anchored.

10.0am: Finished discharging cases and tug left for shore.

am: Receiving fresh water throughout.

0.30pm: Coaling ceased for meal.

1.50pm: Resumed coaling.

2.0pm: Officers left on shore leave.

6.0pm to 7.0pm: Coaling suspended for labourers meal.

9.0pm: Rounds correct. Darkened ship and stationed guns crews.

10.30pm: Officers and men returned from shore leave.

11.50pm: Finished coaling for this day.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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18 December 1915

From Capetown, at Halifax NS

Lat 44.65, Long -63.57

[Anchored Halifax]

1.30am: Receiving water throughout.

7.25am: Liberty men returned.

8.0am: Sunrise.

am: Receiving fresh water throughout.

10.30am: Resumed coaling ship.

Noon: Coaling suspended owing to rain.

1.30pm: Lighter with stores and provisions arrived, commenced receiving same. Receiving water throughout.

2.0pm: Liberty officers and men left for shore.

3.42pm: Finished receiving stores, lighter cast off and left for shore.

7.0pm: Tug returned with officers and men from leave.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Raining all day, wind increasing in evening, noon temperature 47F]


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19 December 1915

From Capetown, at Halifax NS

Lat 44.65, Long -63.57

[Anchored Halifax]

1.30am: Wind shifted to West.

3.0am: Rounds correct.

7.0am: Receiving fresh water throughout.

7.30am: Liberty men returned from shore leave.

8.10am: RC Church party left for shore.

9.0am: Divine Service held. Three absentees returned on board.

10.0am: Divisions. 10.15am: Landed nonconformist church party.

10.35am: RC Church party returned.

1.30pm: Landed liberty men.

2.30pm: Dockyard steamer with Engine room stores alongside.

3.30pm: Officers on shore leave left.

4.20pm: Sunset. Riding lights exhibited.

10.15pm: Officers and men returned from shore leave.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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20 December 1915

From Capetown, at Halifax NS

Lat 44.65, Long -63.57

[Anchored Halifax]

7.15am: Liberty men returned.

8.25am: Resumed coaling ship.

10.5am: HMS “Caronia” sailed.

11.30am: Water boat alongside.

11.45am: Ceased coaling.

1.0pm: Resumed coaling.

5.30pm: Water boat left.

11.40pm: Finished coaling for this day.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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21 December 1915

From Capetown, at Halifax NS

Lat 44.65, Long -63.57

[Anchored off Halifax]

5.5am: Dispatch boat called.

7.39am: Sunrise. 7.45am: Hands fall in. 7.50am: Resumed coaling.

10.0am: Corrected TH Houston, Sub Lieutenant RNR (Temporary) for not returning from leave at the proper time viz 10pm Friday Dec 17th, [signed] TH Houston.

3.30pm: Officers left on Shore leave.

4.30pm: Landed liberty men in SS Coastguard.

5.15pm: Water tank alongside.

6.50pm: Water boat left.

10.15pm: Liberty men returned.

10.30pm: Finished coaling. Secured derricks.

[Snow throughout pm, noon temperature 31F]


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22 December 1915

From Capetown, at Halifax NS

Lat 44.65, Long -63.57

[Anchored off Halifax]

7.39am: Sunrise. Coaling barge from Starboard Side cast off and left.

8.30am: Duty boat left and returned at 9.10.

9.50am: Working party left for Dockyard. Corrected FJR Cowie Temporary Surgeon RN for being absent without leave and returning to the ship drunk on Friday Dec 17th, [signed] FJR Cowie MB.

1.15pm: Despatch boat called.

1.30pm: Coal lighter from Port side towed away.

2.0pm: One man left for hospital.

4.40pm and 5.15pm: Despatch boat called.

9.0pm: Rounds made. Darkened ship. Despatch boat called.

9.20pm: Water boat made fast alongside.

10.15pm: Liberty men returned. Matthews, Seaman RNR put under sentries charge.

[Cloudy or overcast all day, noon temperature 27F, sea temperature 41F]


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23 December 1915

From Halifax to Capetown

Lat 44.38, Long -63.37

[Anchored off Halifax]

0.30am: Water boat alongside.

1.25am: Despatch boat called.

2.12am: Completed receiving of fresh water and water boat left.

7.0am: DSB called.

8.40am: Shortened in cable.

9.50am: Proceeded to weigh anchor. 9.58am: Anchor aweigh and proceeded, courses and speed various.

[Draft of Water leaving Halifax: Forward 25ft 10in, Aft 26ft 2in]

10.0am: Passed out of gate. 10.16am: Revolutions set to 70.

10.30am: Mauger [Maugher] Beach Light House abeam.

10.50am: HMS “Calgarian” passed inward. 11.0am: Log streamed. Set course S24E.

11.25am: Commenced zigzagging.

1.10pm: Sighted steamer bearing Red 50 degrees.

1.35pm: Sighted steamer bearing Red 35 degrees, Inclination 140 right.

4.15pm: Evening quarters.

4.35pm: Sunset. Regulation navigation lights exhibited.

5.15pm: Darkened ship.

9.0pm: Rounds correct.

9.40pm: Exercised sea boats crew.

11.0pm: Guns crews closed up.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 24 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: S 43 38 E, 6484 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1535 tons, Received 2486 tons = 4021 tons]

[Weather mostly fine, noon temperature 29F, sea temperature 41F]


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24 December 1915

From Halifax NS to Capetown

Lat 40.80, Long -58.83

2.30am: Guns crews closed up.

6.0am: Hands called. 6.30am: Hand fall in and wash decks.

7.28am: Sunrise.

11.30am to 11.50am: Heavy rain, BT [Board of Trade] regulations complied with.

0.25pm to 0.40pm: Very heavy rain Squall, wind veering to Westward.

4.15pm: Evening quarters.

4.37pm: Sunset. 5.0pm: Darkened ship.

5.30pm: Altered course S27E. Ship labouring and yawing considerably.

7.30pm: Ship rolled to a mean angle of 20 degrees.

10.30pm: Ship labouring and yawing considerably.

[Course and Distance Allowed: S43E, 294 miles]

[Wind easterly or south easterly in am, westerly or south westerly in pm, force 7 to 9 all day, sea state very rough to high, rain at times, noon temperature 57F, sea temperature 64F]


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25 December 1915

From Halifax NS to Capetown

Lat 37.30, Long -54.98

2.0am: Clocks corrected forward 19 minutes.

6.30am: Hands called.

7.45am: Hands fall in.

8.0am: Ship labouring considerably.

10.0am: Divisions. 10.20am: Divine Service held [as this is Christmas Day].

10.49am: Position by Observation sun [symbol] Lat 37 28 N, Long 55 12 W.

0.15pm: Altered course S28E.

3.24pm: Position by Observation sun Lat 36 47.5 N, Long 54 17 W.

4.45pm: Sunset. 5.10pm: Darkened ship.

10.10pm: Mustered sea boats crew. 10.30pm: Guns crews closed up.

[Course and Distance made good: S 40 27 E, 278 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Wind north westerly or northerly in am, gradually reducing from force 9 to 6 and sea state from very high to very rough during am, wind northerly or north easterly force 5 or 4 in pm. Weather cloudy, noon temperature 61F, sea temperature 67F]


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26 December 1915

From Halifax NS to Capetown

Lat 33.55, Long -50.70

2.0am: Corrected clocks forward 17 minutes.

10.0am: Divisions. 10.20am: Divine Service.

10.38am: Position by Observation sun [symbol] Lat 33 45 N, Long 50 59 W.

3.5pm: Sighted steamer bearing green 35 degrees, Inclination 90 degrees Right.

3.41pm: Position by Observation sun Lat 32 57 5 [N], Long 50 4 6 W.

4.56pm: Sunset.

11.15pm: Sighted steamer bearing Red 30 degrees, Inclination 150 Right.

[Course and Distance made good: S43E, 307 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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27 December 1915

From Halifax NS to Capetown

Lat 29.85, Long -46.60

2.0am: Corrected clocks forward 15 Minutes.

8.40am: Observed Sailing vessel “Bonneveine” (French) bearing Green 10 degrees, Inclination 90 degrees Right.

9.15am: Hands fell [in] and exercised general quarters.

9.30am: Observed steamer “Dalton Hall” [presumably a misidentification of all Hall Line ship, possibly Walton Hall] bearing green 20 degrees, Inclination 70 Right.

11.20am to 11.45am: Steering various courses. 11.45am: Resumed course S28E.

4.15pm: Evening quarters. 4.25pm: Physical drill.

[Course and Distance made good: S 43 18.5 E, 305 miles]


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28 December 1915

From Halifax NS to Capetown

Lat 26.30, Long -42.50

2.0am: Clocks corrected forward 15 minutes.

am: Guns crews exercised at guns and loader.

10.30am: Position by Observation sun Lat 26 30 4 N, Long 42 46 W. Exercised sounding party and tested machines.

3.17pm: Position by Observation sun Lat 25 48 N, Long 51 54 W.

[Course and Distance made good: S 45 35 E, 304 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]


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29 December 1915

From Halifax NS to Capetown

Lat 22.80, Long -38.62

2.0am: Clocks corrected forward 15 minutes.

10.26am: Position by Observation sun Lat 23 00 N, Long 38 54 W.

3.35pm: Position by Observation sun Lat 22 18 N, Long 37 56 W.

[Course and Distance made good: S 45 45 E, 298 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: S 43 48 E, 4706 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]


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30 December 1915

From Halifax NS to Capetown

Lat 19.30, Long -34.85

[A fairly typical day at sea, all log entries shown here as example]

2.0am: All clocks corrected forward 16 minutes.

2.30am: Guns crews closed up. 2.45am: Mustered sea boats crew.

6.0am: Hands called. 6.30am: Hands fall in and wash decks.

6.36am: Sunrise.

9.0am: Divisions and divisional exercises.

9.45am: Position by Observation sun [symbol] [Lat] 19 38 N, [Long] 35 13 W.

0.10pm: Altered course S28E.

pm: Hands make and mend.

3.27pm: Position by Observation sun Lat 18 46 N, Long 34 21 W.

5.0pm: Evening quarters.

5.26pm: Sunset. 5.50pm: Darkened ship.

9.0pm: Rounds correct.

10.45pm: Guns crews closed up.

11.30pm: Sea boats crews mustered.

[Course and Distance made good: S 45 07 E, 298 miles]

[Number on sick list: 14]

[Wind mostly north easterly or easterly force 5 for most of day, largely cloudy, noon air and sea temperature 77F]


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31 December 1915

From Halifax NS to Capetown

Lat 15.78, Long -31.33

2.0am: Clocks corrected forward 14 minutes.

am: Hands employed overhauling boats gear.

[Course and Distance made good: S 43 32 E, 291 miles]

[Number on sick list: 17]


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LOGS FOR JANUARY 1916


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for January 1916]

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

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 January 1916

From Halifax NS to Capetown

Lat 12.33, Long -27.88

2.0am: All clocks corrected forward 14 minutes.

10.5am: Position by Observation sun Lat 12 37 N, [Long] 28 09 W.

3.28pm: Position by Observation sun 11 52 N, 27 17 W.

[Course and Distance made good: S 44 11 E, 289 miles]

[Number on sick list: 21]


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2 January 1916

From Halifax NS to Capetown

Lat 8.88, Long -24.22

2.0am: Clocks corrected forward 14 minutes.

10.0am: Divisions. Assessments of character and ability read out.

10.45am: Divine-service.

[Course and Distance made good: S 46 12 E, 299 miles]

[Number on sick list: 18]

[Misty for much of day, noon temperature 79F, sea temperature 80F]


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3 January 1916

From Halifax NS to Capetown

Lat 5.63, Long -20.82

2.0am: All clocks corrected forward 16 minutes.

6.10am: Sunrise.

9.0am: Divisions and prayers. 9.10am: General quarters.

9.20am: Stopped and dropped target for firing practice, 1 inch aiming. 9.22am: Proceeded courses and speeds various, as required for practice. Log housed.

11.0am: Ceased firing. 11.24pm: Recovered target and resumed course and speed. Log re-streamed.

0.10pm: Altered course S23E.

5.52pm: Sunset. 6.10pm: Darkened ship.

[Course and Distance made good: S 46 9 E, 281 miles]

[Number on sick list: 15]


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4 January 1916

From Halifax to Capetown

Lat 1.83, Long -17.08

2.0am: Clocks corrected forward 17 minutes.

10.26am: Position by Observation sun Lat 2 04 N, Long 17 20 W.

2.53pm: Position by Observation sun Lat 1 23.5 N, Long 16 40.5 W.

[Course and Distance made good: S 44 22 E, 318.4 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: S 43 05 E, 2931.6 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]


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5 January 1916

From Halifax NS to Capetown

Lat -1.87, Long -13.80

1.30am: Guns crews closed up.

2.30am: Sea boats crew mustered. Clocks corrected 16 minutes forward.

9.10am: Exercised control parties.

10.27am: Position by Observation sun: Lat 1 42 S, Long 14 4 W.

2.53pm: Position by Observation sun Lat 2 13.5 S, Long 13 23 W.

4.20pm: Guns crews exercised at loader.

9.25pm: Sea boats crew mustered.

11.30pm: Guns crews closed up.

[Course and Distance made good: S 41 35 E, 297 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]


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6 January 1916

From Halifax NS to Capetown

Lat -5.57, Long -10.53

2.0am: Clocks corrected forward 16 minutes.

5.51am: Sunrise.

11.0am: Exercised sounding party.

3.0pm: Position by Observation sun:- Lat 5 59 S, Long 10 7 W.

6.10pm: Sunset. 6.20pm: Darkened ship.

[Course and Distance made good: S 41 19 E, 296 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]


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7 January 1916

From Halifax NS to Capetown

Lat -9.02, Long -7.02

2.0am: Clocks corrected forward 16 minutes.

9.10am: Housed log. Stopped and dropped [target] and proceeded courses and engines various for firing practice.

10.55am: Recovered target, resumed course and speed.

4.25pm: Fire drill. 4.35pm: Ammunition supply parties at loader.

[Course and Distance made good: S44E, 288 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]


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8 January 1916

From Halifax NS to Capetown

Lat -12.65, Long -3.57

2.0am: Clocks corrected forward 16 minutes.

9.0am: Hands air bedding.

0.10pm: Altered course S21E.

[Course and Distance made good: S 44 21 E, 305 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: S 43 15 E, 1746 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]


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9 January 1916

From Halifax NS to Capetown

Lat -16.37, Long 0.07

2.0am: All clocks corrected forward 15 minutes.

10.0am: Divisions. 10.30am: Divine service.

[Course and Distance made good: S 43 20 E, 306 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]


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10 January 1916

From Halifax NS to Capetown

Lat -19.72, Long 3.40

2.0am: Clocks corrected forward 16 minutes.

9.10am: Engines stopped and dropped target and proceeded at 45 Revolutions, courses various for 1 inch practice. Log housed.

10.55pm: Recovered target and resumed course and speed, log re-streamed.

0.10pm: Altered course S19E.

[Course and Distance made good: S 43 28 E, 277 miles]

[Weather mostly cloudy and quiet, noon temperature 75F, sea temperature 69F]


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11 January 1916

From Halifax NS to Capetown

Lat -23.35, Long 6.98

2.10am: All clocks corrected forward 15 minutes.

2.15am: Sighted steamer bearing Red 10 degrees, Inclination 170 Left.

4.15pm: Evening quarters. 4.20pm: Collision stations. 4.40pm: Return gear.

11.20pm: Sighted steamer bearing Red 15 degrees, Inclination 160 degrees left.

[Course and Distance made good: S 42 35 E, 296 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]


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12 January 1916

From Halifax NS to Capetown

Lat -26.88, Long 10.60

2.10am: All clocks corrected 15 minutes forward.

5.15am: Sunrise.

9.20am: Exercised ammunition supply parties and guns crews at loader.

6.50pm: Sunset. 7.10pm: Darkened ship.

[Course and Distance made good: S 42 43 E, 288.6 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: S 43 40 E, 578 miles]


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13 January 1916

From Halifax NS to Capetown

Lat -30.45, Long 14.42

2.0am: Clocks corrected forward 15 minutes.

2.20am: Exercised sea boats crew. 2.30am: Guns crews closed up.

5.7am: Sunrise.

10.40am: Sounding party exercised.

pm: Hands make and mend.

3.0pm: Clocks advanced 25 minutes.

5.0pm: Evening quarters, altered course S15E.

6.45pm: Sunset. 7.40pm: Darkened ship.

8.0pm: Altered course S10E.

10.0pm: Clocks advanced 20 minutes.

10.30pm: Exercised sea boats crew. 11.15pm: Guns crews closed up.

[Course and Distance made good: S 43 11 E, 293 miles]

[Wind south easterly force 4 or 5 for most of day, force 6 at midnight, weather cloudy, noon temperature 73F, sea temperature 68F]


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14 January 1916

From Halifax NS to Capetown and at Capetown

Lat -33.73, Long 17.83

2.0am: Clocks corrected forward 26 minutes to Standard time Cape Colony.

8.5am: Altered course S32E.

10.45am: Observed Table Mountain ahead.

Noon: Altered course S44E.

1.20pm: Altered course S38E. 2.0pm: Altered course Various.

2.12pm: Robben Island Light House abeam distant 3 miles.

2.35pm: Stopped off Cape Town Breakwater awaiting dock pilot. 2.40pm: Pilot boarded. Proceeded into dock engines and courses as required, tug in attendance.

3.10pm: Moored to wharf.

[Draft Arriving Cape Town Forward 20ft 7in, Aft 24ft 5in]

[Moored to Wharf Cape Town]

6.0pm: Commenced coaling.

7.58pm: Sunset.

9.0pm: Rounds correct.

[Course and Distance made good: S 42 0 E, 263 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: S71E, 32 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1678 tons]

[Wind southerly or south westerly force 6 in am, with very rough sea, wind and sea reducing in pm, noon temperature 65F, sea temperature 68F]


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15 January 1916

From Halifax NS, at Capetown

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44 [estimated]

2.0am: Coaling ship throughout.

6.0am: Coaling suspended. Hands called. 6.30am: Hands fall in.

7.10am: Resumed coaling.

10.0am: Receiving fresh water throughout.

Noon: Coaling suspended for meal.

1.0pm: Resumed coaling.

5.0pm: Coaling suspended for meal.

6.0pm: Resumed coaling.

7.59pm: Sunset.

9.0pm: Rounds correct.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 32 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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16 January 1916

From Halifax NS to Simons Bay or at Capetown

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44

[Moored Capetown Dock]

2.0am: Receiving coal and fresh water throughout.

6.0am: Coaling suspended. Hands called. 6.30am: Hands fall in.

8.15am: Resumed coaling.

9.15am: One Stoker brought on board under escort.

9.40am: Landed RC Church party.

11.30am: Church party returned.

2.0pm: Hands fell in and rigged No 4 Derricks.

2.30pm: Commenced receiving stores.

3.50pm: Ceased work at stores for tea.

4.20pm: Resumed receiving stores.

7.20pm: Finished coaling and stopped receiving stores.

7.30pm: Cast off from quay and proceeded out of dock, pilot and tug in attendance.

8.0pm: Cleared entrance.

8.10pm: Discharged pilot and proceeded. 8.20pm: Log streamed.

8.38pm: Green Point Light bearing South (True) distant 1.5 miles.

10.0pm: Altered course S20W.

11.35pm: Guns crews closed up.

[Number on sick list: 8]


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17 January 1916

From Capetown and at Simonstown

Lat -34.19, Long 18.44 [estimated]

0.10am: Altered course S24E.

3.10am: Mustered sea boats crew.

3.40am: Cape of Good Hope Light abeam distant 4.5 miles.

4.19am: Cape of Good Hope Light Bearing North (True) distant 5.5 miles, altered course N88E.

4.55am: Altered course N24E.

5.20am: Cape of Good Hope Light abeam distant 2.5 miles.

5.30am: Sunrise. Hands called.

6.5am: Altered course N2W.

6.20am: Noahs Ark Rock bearing East (True) distant 0.75 miles. Log housed and altered course Various.

6.30am: Stopped. 6.33am: Cast anchor in 11 fathoms veered to 45 fathoms cable Port Bower.

[Anchored Simons Bay]

7.20am: Tug arrived for dockyard working party.

7.45am: Anchor aweigh and proceeded into basin, engines and helm as required.

8.27am: Ship moored in berth and finished with engines.

[Draught Arriving Simons Town Forward 26ft 6in, Aft 25ft 5in]

[Moored in Basin Simonstown]

11.0am: Commenced discharging stores.

11.50am: Ceased work for meal.

[Moored Dockyard Basin]

1.30pm: Resumed discharging stores.

2.30pm: Escort returned from Capetown with one prisoner.

3.20pm: After breast wire parted. Hands employed getting out additional moorings.

5.0pm: Landed liberty men and patrol.

7.59pm: Sunset.

9.0pm: Rounds correct. Liberty men returned.

9.30pm: Patrol returned.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 69 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1586 + 2599 Received = 4185 tons]


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18 January 1916

From Halifax NS, at Simonstown

Lat -34.19, Long 18.44

[Moored at East Yard Basin]

2.0am: Rounds correct.

5.50am: Sunrise.

6.0am: Hands called. 6.30am: Hands fall in and resumed discharging stores.

9.0am: General leave granted to watch for 36 hours.

9.20am: Landed liberty men and patrol.

9.55am: Finished discharging stores.

2.0pm: Hands fall in.

4.15pm: Landed patrol.

7.58pm: Sunset.

9.0pm: Rounds correct.

9.15pm: Patrol returned on board.

[Squally north easterly wind force 7 at 8am and noon with rough sea, force 6 at 2pm, then reducing. Noon temperature 67F, sea temperature 65F]


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19 January 1916

From Halifax NS, at Simonstown

Lat -34.19, Long 18.44

[Moored at East Yard Basin]

9.0am: Slacked stern hawsers to allow SS “Afrikander” [possibly the ship listed here] to pass out of basin.

11.0am: Captain on Shore.

4.15pm: Patrol landed.

5.30pm: Received on seaman J McKennen from detention quarters.

7.45pm: Landed patrol for dockyard gate.

9.15pm: Gate patrol returned.

9.40pm: Cape-town patrol returned.


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20 January 1916

From Halifax NS, at Simonstown

Lat -34.19, Long 18.44

[Moored at East Yard Basin]

1.15am: Five absentees returned.

6.30am: Hands fall in and detailed off as required.

8.0am: Dockyard carpenters commenced caulking fore bridge decks.

9.5am: Patrol left for Capetown.

9.15am: Landed liberty men.

pm: Hands make and mend.

3.0pm: Dockyard carpenters caulking Fore-bridge decks.

4.0pm: Evening quarters.

5.0pm: One absentee Stoker returned.

7.30pm: Captain returned on board.

9.30pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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21 January 1916

At Simonstown

Lat -34.19, Long 18.44

[Moored at East Yard Basin]

7.0am: Dockyard carpenters resumed caulking.

11.0am: Commander in Chief arrived on board and left at 11.25.

2.0pm: Dockyard carpenters employed caulking fore-bridge.

3.0pm: Captain left for shore.

4.5pm: Patrol landed.

9.40pm: Patrols returned on board, one stoker confined to sentries charge.


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22 January 1916

At Simonstown

Lat -34.19, Long 18.44

[Moored at East Yard Basin]

9.15am: Landed patrol for Capetown.

1.35pm: Landed liberty men.

3.30pm: Landed escort.

4.10pm: Landed patrol.

9.15pm: Patrol returned.


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23 January 1916

At Simonstown

Lat -34.19, Long 18.44

[Moored at East Yard Basin]

10.0am: Church parties landed, CE and RC. Divisions.

Noon: Church parties returned.

2.0pm and 4.30pm: Landed liberty-men.

9.0pm: Rounds correct. Liberty men returned.

11.0pm: Captain boarded.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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24 January 1916

At Simonstown

Lat -34.19, Long 18.44

[Moored at East Yard]

9.0am: Hands commence painting ship.

am: Dockyard carpenters engaged caulking decks.

10.5am: Captain left for Confidential books with Lieutenant Palliser.

11.45am: Captain returned.

1.30pm: Lowered No 1 Lifeboat to bring stores from dockyard. Hospital party in charge of PO landed and returned at 3.20.

4.0pm: Evening quarters, two warrants read.

4.30pm: Lighter alongside with stores.

4.45pm: Landed liberty men.

6.30pm: Tug left with empty lighter. Hoisted No 1 Lifeboat.

11.0pm: Three absentees returned.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Squally south easterly wind force 6 for most of day, weather fine, noon temperature 75F, sea temperature 67F]


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25 January 1916

At Simonstown

Lat -34.19, Long 18.44

[Moored at East Yard]

6.30am: Hands fall in and employed painting ship.

8.50am: Landed marines for Route march.

10.30am: Court of Enquiry.

am: Hands employed painting ship.

11.35am: Marines returned.

2.0pm: Hands fall in and resume painting ship.

3.25pm: Court of Enquiry finished.

4.10pm: Landed liberty men and patrol.

9.50pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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26 January 1916

At Simonstown

Lat -34.19, Long 18.44

[Moored at East Yard Basin]

6.30am: Hands fall in and employed painting ship.

am: Hands employed painting ship and taking in stores.

1.45pm: Hands fall in and commenced to unmoor ship.

2.0pm: Cast off and shifted to West side of basin.

3.45pm: Completed mooring.

5.45pm: Landed liberty men and patrol.

8.20pm: Landed gate picket.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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27 January 1916

At Simonstown

Lat -34.19, Long 18.43 [estimated]

[Moored at East Yard Basin]

6.30am: Hands fall in and detailed off for painting ship and as requisite.

6.50am: No 2 and 12 Lifeboats lowered.

am: Dockyard carpenters employed caulking decks.

9.0am: Commenced receiving ships stores.

4.45pm: Landed patrol and liberty men.

9.0pm: Rounds correct. Liberty men returned.

9.25pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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28 January 1916

At Simonstown

Lat -34.19, Long 18.43

[Moored at East Yard Basin]

6.30am: Hands fall in. Docking party left.

7.55am: HMS “Vengeance” entered basin and moored at East side.

9.0am: Docking party returned.

10.0am: Captain left ship.

11.40am: Captain returned.

1.30pm: Hands employed receiving stores.

2.0pm: Nos 2 and 12 lifeboats employed bringing sand for ships use.

3.30pm: Captain left for shore.

4.15pm: Landed liberty men and patrol.

7.0pm: Captain returned.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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29 January 1916

At Simonstown

Lat -34.19, Long 18.43

[Moored at East Yard Basin]

5.49am: Sunrise.

8.45am: Hands taking in stores.

9.40am: Finished receiving stores.

2.45pm: Lighter arrived alongside with ammunition from HMS “Vengeance”. Hands employed receiving same.

4.15pm: Landed liberty men and patrol.

5.45pm: Second lighter from HMS “Vengeance” arrived alongside.

7.0pm to 7.30pm: Ceased work for supper.

7.43pm: Sunset.

8.25pm: Finished work at receiving stores for the night.

9.30pm: Patrols returned.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 73F]


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30 January 1916

At Simonstown

Lat -34.19, Long 18.43

[Moored East Yard Basin]

6.30am: Hands fall in and resumed receiving ammunition.

9.45am: Landed CE party.

10.0am: Landed RC party.

10.30am: Finished receiving ammunition.

Noon: All church parties returned.

1.40pm: Liberty men landed.

2.45pm: 4 Ratings returned from Hospital.

4.10pm: Landed patrol.

5.35pm: Received lighter of stores from HMS “Vengeance”.

7.45pm: Patrol for main gate landed.

8.30pm: Received mails.

9.0pm: Liberty men returned.

9.50pm: Patrol returned.


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31 January 1916

From Simonstown to Durban

Lat -34.39, Long 18.71

[Moored in East Yard Basin]

5.30am: Called hands. 6.0am: Hands fall in. Hoisted Nos 2 and 12 lifeboats.

6.45am: Commenced to unmoor ship.

7.30am: Cast off everything and backed out of basin.

7.50am: Cast anchor in 9.75 fathoms water veered to 45 fathoms cable on Port Bower.

[Anchored Simons Bay]

[Departure Draft from Simons Town Forward 26ft 00in, Aft 26ft 5in]

9.50am: Commenced to weigh anchor.

10.0am: Anchor aweigh and canted ship.

10.25am: Roman Rock Light House and Elsey Peak in transit, altered course S8E. Log streamed.

11.0am: Altered course S23E, Log 6.7.

2.43pm: Danger Point Light House abeam distant 8 miles, Log 33. 2.50pm: Altered course S37E.

4.20pm: Evening quarters. 4.25pm: Collisions stations. 4.35pm: Abandon ship stations.

6.7pm: Cape Agulhas Light House abeam distant 10 miles, Log 75.4.

6.28pm: Cape Agulhas Light House bearing North (True) distant 10.5 miles, altered course S62E, Log 80.

7.42pm: Sunset. 8.0pm: Darken ship.

10.15pm: Mustered sea boats crew.

11.15pm: Guns crews closed up.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 19 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To position off Point Danger S53E, 36 miles]


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LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1916


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[Left hand side of Copy of Log for February 1916]

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

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 February 1916

From Simonstown to Durban

Lat -34.53, Long 24.27

1.55am: Guns crews closed up.

3.30am: Sea boat crew mustered.

6.5am: Sighted steamer bearing red 20 degrees.

Noon: Altered course S70E.

1.0pm: Sighted steamer bearing Red 20 degrees, Inclination 120 degrees left. HMS “Armadale Castle”. Paid monthly money to ships company.

2.40pm: Cape St Francis Light House abeam distant 10 miles, Log 35.5.

3.30pm: Sighted steamer bearing green 5 degrees, Inclination 175 degrees Right.

4.10pm: Passed SS “Zambesi” bound South.

6.33pm: Cape Recife Light House abeam distant 6 miles, Log 82.

7.35pm: Sighted steamer bearing Red 20 degrees.

9.14pm: Bird Island Light abeam distant 8 miles, Log 15.

10.45pm: Sounded in 57 fathoms, s [sand].

10.57pm: Observed Great Fish Point Light bearing N67E (True).

11.45pm: Sounded in 48 fathoms s and st [sand and stones].

[Course and Distance made good: Various 289 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: N73E, 108 miles]

[Weather fine and quiet, noon air and sea temperature 71F]


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2 February 1916

From Simonstown to Durban

Lat -32.70, Long 28.85

1.13am: Altered course East. Great Fish Point Light abeam distant 15.25 miles, Log 64.5.

2.15am: Guns crew closed up.

2.35am: Sounded 1/98 fathoms.

3.30am: Sounded 1/74 fathoms.

4.39am: Observed Hood Point Light bearing N7E (True).

6.32am: Hood Point Light abeam distant 16 miles, Log 31. 6.38am: Altered course N81E, Log 32.

9.15am: Fore control party exercised, X and Y group.

0.5pm: Sighted steamer bearing green 5 degrees, Inclination 175 Right. 0.20pm: Altered course N78E.

0.50pm: Signalled SS “Toyhashi Maru” [probably Toyohashi Maru (2) listed here] bound to Cape Town.

1.30pm: Signalled SS “Aden” of Bristol bound to Cape Town.

3.0pm: Bashee River abeam.

4.15pm: Evening quarters. 4.20pm: Guns crews exercised at Loader.

7.10pm: Darken ship.

7.35pm: Observed Cape Hermes Light bearing N4E (True).

8.51pm: Cape Hermes Light abeam distant 7.75 miles, Log 7.5.

9.30pm: Altered course N81E.

10.50pm: Mustered sea boats crew.

11.15pm: Sounded 1/93 fathoms.

11.30pm: Sighted small vessel bearing Green 30.

11.45pm: Sounded 1/85 fathoms.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 256 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To position in 31 5.5 S, 30 26.5E, N 40 30 E. 126.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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3 February 1916

From Simonstown and at Durban

Lat -29.88, Long 31.04 [rough estimate]

0.15am: Sounded 1/93 [fathoms]. 0.45am: Sounded 1/90.

1.0am: Sighted steamer bearing Green10 degrees, Inclination 170 left. 1.15am: Sounded 1/90. 1.45am: Sounded 1/90.

2.50am: Guns crews closed up.

3.45am: Sighted steamer bearing Red 50 degrees, Inclination 130 degrees left.

4.20am: Port Shepstone Light abeam distant 15 miles, Log 100.

4.50am: Altered course N56E, Log 105.8.

7.39am: Green Point Light House abeam distant 13 miles, Log 40. 7.50am: Altered course N39E, Log [blank].

8.45am: Sighted Cape Natal Light House bearing N3W (True).

9.23am: Altered course N30E.

9.55am: Log Housed.

10.0am: Stopped 10 minutes to receive pilot. 10.10am: Pilot boarded, proceeded into harbour courses and speed as required.

10.53am: Cast Anchor in 7 fathoms veered to 15 fathoms cable on Starboard Bower.

[Anchored Durban]

pm: Draft of water arriving Durban Forward 25ft 2in, Aft 26ft 1in.

0.20pm: Weighed Anchor and proceeded to wharf assisted by pilot and two tugs, engines used as required.

1.30pm: Secured to wharf.

[Moored to Wharf Durban]

2.30pm: Commenced coaling ship.

2.40pm: Commenced receiving cargo in No 2 Hold.

4.15pm: Landed liberty men and patrol.

5.0pm: Ceased receiving cargo.

6.0pm to 6.30pm: Coaling suspended.

6.54pm: Sunset.

11.0pm: Coaling ship throughout.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 208 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 3600 tons]


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4 February 1916

From Simonstown, at Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.01 [estimated]

[Moored to Wharf Durban]

2.0am: Coaling ship throughout.

5.33am: Sunrise. 5.45am: Ceased coaling.

7.0am: Resumed coaling. 7.15am: Resumed receiving stores.

11.0am: Receiving shores and coaling ship throughout.

Noon: Ceased work for dinner.

1.0pm: Resumed coaling and receiving stores.

4.5pm: Landed Patrol and liberty men.

4.30pm: Finished coaling on Starboard side, receiving coal from lighters on port side.

5.0pm to 7.0pm: All work at cargo and coaling suspended for meals.

7.0pm: Resumed coaling and commenced to discharge all cargo and stores received at Durban and Simonstown.

9.0pm: Rounds correct. Liberty men returned. 9.20pm: Patrol returned.

10.15pm: Finished coaling.

11.0pm: Discharging of cargo proceeding throughout.


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5 February 1916

At and from Durban to Simonstown

Lat -29.87, Long 31.01

[Moored to Wharf Durban]

1.30am: Discharge of cargo proceeding throughout.

5.0am: Cargo work suspended.

7.10am: Resumed discharging of cargo.

9.0am: Hands fall in employed cleaning ship, securing derricks and as required.

11.20am: Coal lighters towed away from ships side.

0.15pm: Finished discharging stores and cargo.

0.40pm: Unmoored ship.

[Draft leaving Durban Forward 26ft 8in, Aft 25ft 11in]

0.50pm: Cast off from Wharf and backed away, pilot and tug in attendance. 0.55pm: Cast off tug.

1.10pm: Cleared Breakwaters. 1.15pm: Pilot left, proceeded full speed, log streamed.

1.27pm: Bluff Light House abeam distant 1.25 miles, set course N28W.

2.15pm: False Bluff abeam distant 6.5 miles.

4.15pm: Evening quarters and Hands exercised at loader.

6.17pm: Altered course S50W, Log 63.2.

7.0pm: Darkened ship.

7.17pm: Observed Port Shepstone Light bearing N26W (True).

8.0pm: Altered course S49W.

9.10pm: Exercised sea boats crew.

10.20pm: Sighted Hermes Point Light bearing S65W (True).

11.10pm: Guns crews closed up.

11.30pm: Hermes Point Light abeam distant 7.5 miles, Log 32.4 miles.

11.45pm: Altered course S48W.

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 3523 + 745 Received = 4268 tons]


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6 February 1916

From Durban to Simonstown

Lat -34.02, Long 27.28

2.5am: Sighted steamer bearing green 45 degrees.

4.10am: Sighted steamer bearing green 45 degrees.

10.0am: Divisions. 10.25am: Divine Service held.

0.35pm: Altered course S78W.

2.0pm: Sounded 1/82 fathoms [then soundings every 30 minutes to 3.30pm].

8.32pm: Altered course N76W.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 318 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: S38W, 7 miles]


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7 February 1916

From Durban and at Simonstown

Lat -35.18, Long 20.21

6.33am: Sighted steamer bearing Green 6 degrees.

7.0am: General quarters, exercised action. 7.25am: Secured.

8.0am: Altered course N73W.

9.0am: Divisions. 9.15am: General quarters.

10.10am: Position by Observation sun [symbol] Lat 35 17 S, [Long] 21 39 E.

10.45am: Altered course N43W.

2.0pm: Sighted Cape Agulhas Light House bearing N41E True, distant 13.5 miles.

3.20pm: Altered course N29W.

3.50pm: Two prisoners released from cells.

4.23pm: Danger Point Light House abeam distant 4.75 miles.

5.25pm: Sighted steamer bearing Red 30 degrees.

7.0pm: Observed Elsey Peak and Roman Rocks Light House in Transit, altered course N2E, Log housed.

7.50pm: Reduced speed. 7.52pm: Stopped.

8.0pm: Cast anchor in 10 fathoms veered to 75 fathoms cable on Port Bower.

[Anchored in Simons Bay]

9.0pm: Rounds correct. Draft of Water Arriving Simons Bay Forward 25ft 5in, Aft 26ft 2in.

11.0pm: Anchor bearings verified frequently.

[Course and Distance made good: S Various 370 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: N60W, 57 miles]


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8 February 1916

From Durban, at Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44 [estimated]

[Anchored Simons Bay]

6.0am: Lighter alongside for empty cartridge cases. Hands called.

6.30am: Hands fall in, employed rigging gear for discharging at No 2 Hold.

8.0am: Commenced discharge of empties.

9.0am: Captain left in gig.

9.35am: No 1 Sea boat left with working party.

10.40am: No 1 Sea boat returned.

11.0am: Lighter with empty cases left for shore.

1.40pm: Working party returned from Dock Yard.

2.0pm: Patrol left for shore.

2.55pm: Working party left for Dock Yard.

3.20pm: Party left to bring off target.

4.30pm: Liberty men left.

5.45pm: Working party returned.

7.0pm: Liberty men and patrol returned.

7.45pm: Sunset. All boats hoisted.

9.0pm: Rounds correct.

10.30pm: Anchor bearings verified frequently.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 107 miles]

[Weather fine and quiet, noon temperature 74F, sea temperature 70F]


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9 February 1916

At Simons Bay

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

[Anchored Simons Bay]

2.0am: Anchor bearings frequently verified.

7.50am: SS “Africander” [probably Afrikander] arrived alongside.

9.6am: Weighed anchor and proceeded out of harbour for target practice. Courses and speed as required.

9.55am: Commenced firing.

11.10am: Finished target practice and returned to berth.

11.37am: Cast anchor in 10 fathoms veered to 75 fathoms cable on Starboard Bower.

[Anchored Simons Bay]

Noon: Captain left for shore.

2.10pm: Captain returned.

2.20pm: Officers left on shore leave.

4.15pm: Landed Liberty men and patrol.

5.45pm: Hoisted No 1 and 11 Lifeboats.

7.0pm: Liberty men and patrol returned.

7.45pm: Sunset. Riding lights exhibited.

9.0pm: Rounds correct. Darkened ship.


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10 February 1916

At Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

[Anchored Simons Bay]

7.0am: Duty boat left and returned 7.30.

8.35am: Captain left for shore.

10.5am: Captain returned.

1.40pm: Hoisted and secured No 1 Sea-boat. Harbour stations. 1.50pm: Commenced to weigh.

2.5pm: Anchor Aweigh and proceeded towards basin, Engines as required.

[Various to Basin]

2.25pm: Entered basin. 2.45pm: Ship secured to wharf East Dock Yard.

[Secured to West Side East Dockyard Basin]

4.15pm: Liberty men and patrol landed.


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11 February 1916

At Simonstown

Lat -34.19, Long 18.43 [estimated]

[Moored in Basin East Dockyard]

9.20am: Working party left for Dockyard.

10.45am: Working party returned.

1.30pm: Hands fall in. Dockyard carpenters employed caulking decks.

4.10pm: Patrol and liberty men landed.

9.10pm: Patrol returned.


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12 February 1916

At Simonstown

Lat -34.19, Long 18.43

[Moored in Basin East Yard]

8.30am: Landed dockyard working party.

11.30am: Dockyard party returned.

1.30pm: Landed hospital party and 1 Steward.

1.40pm: Liberty men landed.

3.0pm: Hospital party returned.

4.5pm: Landed patrol.

7.55pm: Landed gate patrol.

8.45pm: Watch fell in and regulated head moorings.

9.5pm: Liberty men and patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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13 February 1916

At Simonstown

Lat -34.19, Long 18.43

[Moored in Basin East-Yard]

4.0am: Ship ranging considerably to heavy ground swell.

7.0am: After breast rope parted and replaced.

10.0am: Divisions and landed Church Parties.

11.0am: Ship ranging considerably to ground swell, hands employed regulating moorings.

11.40pm: Church parties returned.

pm: Ship ranging considerably to ground swell and two warping leads torn away. Hands employed regulating moorings.

5.50pm: Commenced to cast off from Wharf.

6.10pm: Weighed anchor and backed ship out of basin.

6.25pm: Cast anchor in 9 fathoms veered to 45 fathoms cable Port Bower.

[Anchored Simons Bay]

7.40pm: Sunset. Riding lights exhibited.

8.45pm: Nos 1 and 2 Sea boats left for liberty men.

9.25pm: All liberty men and patrol on board, boats hoisted.

10.40pm: Officers returned from leave.


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14 February 1916

At Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43 [estimated]

[Anchored Simons Bay]

6.22am: Sunrise.

9.0am: Divisions.

2.45pm: Officers left on shore leave.

3.30pm: Veered to 60 fathoms cable Port Bower.

4.30pm: Landed liberty men.

7.15pm: All officers and men returned from leave. 7.30pm: All boats hoisted.

7.39pm: Sunset.

9.0pm: Dropped starboard anchor veered to 15 fathoms cable and 75 fathoms on port. Rounds correct.

11.0pm: Anchor bearings frequently verified.

[Wind increasing in pm, south easterly force 6 or 5 from 4pm, weather mostly fine, noon temperature 69F, sea temperature 68F]


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15 February 1916

At Simonstown

Lat -34.19, Long 18.44 [estimated]

[Anchored Simons Bay]

2.0am: Anchor bearings frequently verified.

6.40am: Weighed Starboard anchor.

7.15am: Landed dockyard parties.

7.40am: Weighed anchor and proceeded towards dock. Engines and helm used as required.

8.5am: Entered Basin.

8.35am: Entered graving dock.

8.50am: Ship in position, finished with Engines.

[Graving Dock]

am: Hands employed scrubbing ships bottom. Dockyard carpenters placing shores.

1.30pm: Hands fall in and resumed scrubbing ship. Dockyard carpenters setting up shores.

4.0pm: Three stokers discharged from cells.

4.5pm: Three warrants read and three stokers confined to cells.

4.25pm: Landed liberty men and patrol.

8.0pm: Hands employed scrubbing ship.

9.20pm: Gate patrol returned.

10.0pm: Town patrol returned.


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16 February 1916

At Simonstown

Lat -34.19, Long 18.44

[Graving Dock]

6.30am: Hands fall in and employed scrubbing ships bottom.

7.0am: Resumed pumping water from dock.

7.50am: Suspended pumping.

8.45am: Hands fall in and employed scrubbing ships bottom.

11.30am: Dock dry.

1.30pm: Hands fall in and employed cleaning ships bottom.

5.35pm: Landed patrol. 5.40pm: Liberty men landed.

8.0pm: Landed gate patrol.

9.0pm: Liberty men and patrols returned.


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17 February 1916

At Simonstown

Lat -34.19, Long 18.44

[Graving Dock]

6.30am: Hands fall in and employed cleaning ships bottom.

7.0am: Dockyard carpenters caulking boat deck.

am: Ships carpenters crew employed overhauling cables, shackles and pins.

1.15pm: Hands fall in and employed cleaning and painting ships bottom.

5.30pm: Landed liberty men and patrol.

8.0pm: Landed gate patrol.

9.0pm: Rounds correct. Liberty men and patrol returned.


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18 February 1916

At Simonstown [though not stated in log]

Lat -34.19, Long 18.44

[Graving Dock]

6.30am: Hands fall in and detailed off painting ships bottom.

7.20am: MFA [Merchant Fleet Auxiliary] “Cyfarthfa” anchored in bay.

am: Dockyard carpenters employed caulking on boat deck.

1.15pm: Hands fall in and resumed painting.

6.40pm: Landed patrol and liberty men.

7.54pm: Landed gate patrol.

9.0pm: Rounds correct. Liberty men and patrols returned.


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19 February 1916

At Simonstown

Lat -34.19, Long 18.44

[Graving Dock]

6.30am: Hands fall in and employed painting ship.

7.0am: Dockyard carpenters employed caulking decks.

10.55am to 11.40am: Sluices opened and water being run into dock.

1.15pm: Hands fall in and employed painting ship.


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20 February 1916

At Simonstown

Lat -34.19, Long 18.44

[Graving Dock]

9.55am: Church parties landed.

11.30am: Church parties returned.

[Weather fine, noon temperature 84F]


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21 February 1916

At Simonstown

Lat -34.19, Long 18.44

[Graving Dock]

6.30am: Hands fall in and employed painting ship.

10.20am: One Stoker discharged to Dockyard.

11.20am: MFA “Pentywn” [Pentwyn] left basin and proceeded to Bay.

1.35pm: Working party for Dockyard landed.

2.25pm: Yeoman Nunn joined ship.

8.50pm: Commenced receiving stores for transhipment to MFA “Cyfarthfa”.

9.0pm: Liberty men and patrol returned.

10.40pm: Completed receiving of stores.


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22 February 1916

From Simonstown and at Capetown

Lat -34.20, Long 18.29

[Graving Dock Simonstown]

7.0am: Opened sluices and filling dock.

7.15am: Ship floated. Landed working parties.

8.10am: Warped ship out of dry dock.

8.45am: Cast off warps and entered bay.

9.15am: Working parties returned, proceeded to sea. Courses Various, engines at 72 Revolutions. 9.20am: Set course S9E. 9.28am: Log Streamed.

[Draft Leaving Dry Dock and arriving Cape Town Forward 24ft 6in, Aft 25ft 11in]

9.50am: Altered course S8W. 10.10am: General quarters, Cape Point Light House abeam distant 2.5 miles.

10.20am: Altered course S74W.

10.38am: Altered course N33W. 10.47am: Cape Point Light House abeam distant 3.6 miles. 11.17am: Altered course N23E.

0.10pm: Slang Kop Light House abeam distant 2.3 miles, altered course N37E.

1.10pm: Housed Patent Log.

1.24pm: Altered course S80E. 1.35pm: Green Point Light House abeam distant 1 mile.

1.40pm: Arrived Table Bay. 1.50am: Pilot boarded.

2.10pm: Entered dock. 2.35pm: Moored alongside. Hands employed rigging coaling gear.

[Lock Jetty Cape Town]

5.0pm: Commenced receiving ships stores.

6.50pm: Commenced coaling.

10.45pm: Finished receiving stores for this day.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 36 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To Capetown 23 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 3680 tons]

[Weather fine, noon air and sea temperature 66F]


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23 February 1916

From Cape Town to Falkland Islands

Lat -33.91, Long 18.44 [estimated]

[Moored at Cape Town]

2.0am: Coaling ship throughout.

6.0am: Suspended coaling. Hands called.

6.30am: Hand fall in. Sunrise.

7.20am: Resumed coaling.

9.0am: Hands fall in and employed discharging stores.

10.15am: Completed discharge of stores.

am: Coaling and receiving water throughout.

Noon to 1.0pm: Coaling suspended.

3.0pm: Hands employed preparing and rigging to receive coal at No 3 Hatch.

6.50pm: Completed coaling and commenced unmooring.

7.10pm: Cast off all warps and backed ship away from Wharf assisted by tug.

7.25pm: Entered Bay and discharged pilot. 7.29pm: Sunset. Log streamed. 7.30pm: Proceeded on Course N74W, Revolutions 60.

7.49pm: Green Point Light House abeam distant 1 mile.

8.0pm: All clocks put back 30 minutes. Darkened ship.

8.30pm: Rounds correct.

10.5pm: Exercised sea boats crew.

10.30pm: Corrected clocks back 13 minutes.

11.5pm: Guns crews closed up.

[Fuel Remaining: 3645 + 732 Received = 4377 tons]


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24 February 1916

From Capetown to Falkland Islands

Lat -34.03, Long 14.42

1.10am: Mustered sea boats crew. 1.30am: Guns crews closed up.

5.30am: All clocks corrected back 30 minutes. 5.33am: Sunrise.

9.0am: Divisions and prayers. 9.10am: Exercised control parties.

pm: Hands make and mend.

5.0pm: Evening quarters.

6.26pm: Sunset.

7.12pm: Darkened ship. Guns crews closed up.

8.40pm: Rounds correct.

10.10pm: Mustered sea boats crew.

11.5pm: Guns crews closed up.

[Course and Distance made good: S875W, 200 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To position in 34 50 S, 40 00 W, S 88 58 W, 2689.5 miles]

[Weather fine or cloudy, noon air and sea temperature 69F]


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25 February 1916

From Capetown to Falkland Islands

Lat -34.30, Long 8.50

5.51am: Clocks corrected back 21 minutes.

3.29pm: Position by Observation: Lat 34 20 S, Long 7 37 E.

4.25pm: Exercised fire stations.

[Course and Distance made good: S87W, 294 miles]


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26 February 1916

From Capetown to Falkland Islands

Lat -34.55, Long 2.77

5.50am: Clocks corrected back 23 minutes.

9.48am: Position by Observation:- Lat 34 30.5 S, Long 3 16 6 E.

am: Hands air bedding.

4.0pm: Two prisoners released from cells.

[Course and Distance made good: S 86 58 W, 284 miles]


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27 February 1916

From Cape-Town to Falkland Islands

Lat -34.95, Long -2.82

5.51am: Clocks corrected back 21 minutes.

10.0am: Divisions. 10.15am: Divine Service.

6.0pm: Altered course N88W.

[Course and Distance made good: S85W, 276 miles]


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28 February 1916

From Capetown to Falkland Islands

Lat -36.13, Long -8.35

4.5am: All clocks corrected back 18 minutes.

10.20am: Sounding party exercised.

0.5pm: Altered course N85W.

1.30pm: Hands employed unshipping derricks.

3.40pm: Position by Observation:- Lat 36 20.5 S, Long 9 3.5 W.

7.0pm: Darkened ship, guns crews closed up.

[True Bearing and Distance: To position in 44 15 S, 49 20 W, S75.5W [no distance given]]

[Courses and Distance made good: S85W, 68 miles; S74W, 215.6 miles]


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29 February 1916

From Capetown to Falkland Islands

Lat -37.22, Long -13.80

4.14am: All clocks corrected back 21 minutes. 4.15am: Altered course West.

4.45am: Observed Tristan d’Acunha [Tristan da Cunha] Island bearing S33W (True).

6.0am: Hands called. Tristan d’Acunha Island abeam distant 10.75 miles.

7.51am: Peak of Inaccessible Island abeam distant 17.5 miles.

0.5pm: Altered course S75W.

1.30pm: Hands fall in and employed unshipping derricks.

[Course and Distance made good: S76W, 271 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To position in 51 35 S, 57 35 W, S65W, 2034 miles]


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LOGS FOR MARCH 1916


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for March 1916]

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

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 March 1916

From Capetown to Falkland Islands

Lat -39.45, Long -19.20

am: Guns crews exercised at loader.

Noon: Altered course N79W.

[Course and Distance Allowed: S62.75W, 287 miles]

[Mist, fog or rain for much of day, northerly wind force 6 or 7 from 8pm, with sea state rough. Noon temperature 68F, sea temperature 61F]


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2 March 1916

From Capetown to Falkland Islands

Lat -39.92, Long -24.92

4.30am: Clocks corrected back 23 minutes.

1.30pm: Paid monthly wages to ships company.

pm: Hands make and mend.

5.21pm: Position by Observation:- Lat 39 55 S, Long 26 05 W.

[Course and Distance made good: S84W, 265.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: West 577 miles]

[Wind initially north westerly, then westerly, then south westerly, force 6 or 7 for most of day, sea rough in am]


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3 March 1916

From Capetown to Falkland Islands

Lat -39.88, Long -31.11

[Nothing happening today, all log entries shown as example]

2.30am: Exercised sea boats crew. 2.40am: Guns crews closed up.

4.10am: All clocks corrected back 22 minutes.

6.0am: Hands called. 6.30am: Hands fall in.

7.40am: Increased to 72 Revolutions.

9.0am: Divisions and prayers. 9.10am: General quarters.

9.45am: Exercised after Ammunition party.

0.5pm: Altered course N84W.

3.35pm: Position by Observation:- Lat 39 54.5 S, Long 32 05 W.

4.15pm: Evening quarters and collision stations.

6.23pm: Sunset. 6.40pm: Darkened ship.

8.30pm: Rounds correct.

10.0pm: Exercised sea boats crew. 10.15pm: All clocks corrected back 15 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: N89.5W, 285 miles]

[Wind and sea quieter in am, northerly wind force 6 in pm, with sea rough to very rough]


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4 March 1916

From Capetown to Falkland Islands

Lat -40.07, Long -37.67

4.15am: Clocks corrected back 15 minutes.

0.10pm: Altered course N89W.

3.36pm: Lat by Observation:- 40 01 S, Long Observed 38 34 W.

4.15pm: Evening quarters and physical drill.

8.0pm: Altered course S45W.

10.30pm: Corrected clocks back 10 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: S88W, 301 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position in 40 4 S, 44 27 W, West 312 miles]

[Wind variable in force and direction in am, north westerly or northerly force 5 or 6 in pm]


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5 March 1916

From Capetown to Falkland Islands

Lat -42.52, Long -42.88

3.0am: All clocks corrected back 10 minutes.

8.0am: Altered course S37W.

9.39am: Position by Observation:- Lat 42 00 S, Long 42 26 W.

10.0am: Divisions. 10.10am: Divine Service.

11.10pm: Clocks corrected back 10 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 309 miles]


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6 March 1916

From Capetown to Falkland Islands

Lat -46.02, Long -47.73

2.15am: All clocks corrected back 10 minutes.

5.20am: Revolutions reduced to 62.

9.58am: Position by Observation:- Lat 45 46 S, Long 47 22.5 W.

0.10pm: Altered course S33W.

3.31pm: Position by Observation:- Lat 46 26 S, Long 48 14 W.

10.0pm: All clocks corrected back 8 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: S 44 54 W, 295 miles]

[Squally south westerly wind force 5-6 or 6 in am, force 7 in pm, sea rough, noon temperature 60F, sea temperature 54F]


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7 March 1916

From Capetown to Falkland Islands

Lat -48.68, Long -51.92

2.0am: Clocks corrected back 8 minutes.

8.0am: Altered course S37W.

10.3am: Position by Observation:- Lat 48 27.5 S, Long 51 31.5 W.

6.23pm: Sunset.

8.0pm: Altered course S35W.

11.0pm: All clocks corrected back 8 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: S 46 46 W, 234 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To position 1.25 miles North of Pembroke Point Light House S 51 5 W, 285 miles]

[Wind south westerly or westerly force 7 for most of day, sea mostly very rough, weather generally overcast]


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8 March 1916

From Capetown to Falkland Islands and at Port William FI

Lat -51.45, Long -57.23

2.40am: All Clocks corrected back 7 minutes for Mean Time Port Stanley Falkland Islands.

8.0am: Altered course S31W.

Noon: Observed land on Starboard bow.

2.5pm: Lead of Starboard sounding gear lost by accident.

2.10pm: Observed Pembroke Point Light House bearing West (True), altered course S80W compass. Housed log.

2.30pm: Altered course Various.

2.50pm: Pembroke Point Light House abeam distant 1 mile.

3.0pm: Stopped. 3.15pm: Cast anchor in 7 fathoms veered to 45 fathoms cable on Port Bower.

[Draft on Arrival at Port William Forward 23ft 4in, Aft 25ft 6in]

[Anchored Port William]

4.0pm: HMS “Edinburgh Castle” weighed and proceeded out of harbour.

4.35pm: Weighed anchor and shifted berth. 4.50pm: Cast anchor in 7 fathoms veered to 30 fathoms cable on Port Bower.

5.10pm: First Lieutenant left for Collier and returned 5.55pm.

6.0pm: Captain left for HMS Kent.

6.34pm: Sunset.

7.20pm: Captain returned.

8.30pm: Rounds correct.

[Course and Distance made good: S51W, 263 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To position 1.25 [miles] N of Pembroke Point Light House S53W, 23 miles + 4 to Anchorage]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 3245 tons]

[Weather mostly cloudy or overcast, noon temperature 53F, sea temperature 45F]


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9 March 1916

From Capetown, at Port William Falkland Islands

Lat -51.67, Long -57.81 [estimated]

[Anchored Port William]

6.0am: Hands fall in and prepare for coaling ship.

7.0am: MFA “Manchester Port” [Manchester Port (2) listed here] came alongside but owing to strong wind could not secure and returned to her anchorage.

7.30am: Starboard anchor dropped and veered to 15 fathoms cable and 45 fathoms on Port bower.

2.30pm: MFA Gorsemore secured alongside Starboard side.

3.0pm: Commenced coaling ship from SS Gorsemore.

6.33pm: Sunset.

7.30pm: Finished coaling for this day.

9.0pm: Rounds correct.

10.0pm: Darkened ship.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 27 miles]


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10 March 1916

At Port William Falkland Islands

Lat -51.67, Long -57.81

[Anchored Port William]

6.0am: Hands fall in and resumed coaling ship.

7.45am to 8.30am: Coaling suspended for breakfast.

8.30am: Hands fall in and prepare for coaling on port side.

10.0am: SS “Manchester Port” secured alongside.

10.30am: Commenced coaling on port side. Veered cable to 60 fathoms on Port and 30 on Starboard Bowers.

Noon: Coaling suspended for lunch.

0.50pm: Resumed coaling.

3.30pm: Forward gang finished coaling from “Manchester Port”.

6.33pm: Sunset.

7.0pm: Coaling proceeding throughout.

11.20pm: Coaling suspended to shift collier.


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11 March 1916

At Port William Falkland Islands

Lat -51.67, Long -57.81

[Anchored Port William]

0.20am: Collier secured, resumed coaling.

5.39am: Sunrise.

6.20am: Collier “Manchester Port” finished and swept, cast off and left.

8.45am: Resumed coaling from “Gorsemore”.

4.0pm: Officers on shore leave left ship.

6.32pm: Sunset. 6.45pm: Weighed starboard anchor.

7.10pm: Officers returned from shore leave.

7.20pm: Coaling suspended for the night.


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12 March 1916

At Port William Falkland Islands

Lat -51.67, Long -57.81

[Anchored Port William]

6.20am: Resumed coaling ship.

7.0pm: Ceased coaling for this day.

8.0pm: Darkened ship.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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13 March 1916

At Port William Falkland Islands

Lat -51.67, Long -57.81

[Anchored Port William]

6.0am: Hands fall in, resumed coaling ship.

9.5am: Shortened in cable to 30 fathoms on Port Bower.

9.20am: HMS Kent weighed and proceeded into Port Stanley.

9.40am: Finished coaling at forward gangway.

0.30pm to 1.0pm: Coaling suspended for lunch.

2.30pm: Officers on Shore leave left ship.

3.0pm: Finished coaling ship. Hands employed washing decks.

7.15pm: Officers returned from shore leave.

10.0pm: Received 10 boxes of charts from shore.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Fuel Remaining; Coal 3090 + 1530 Received = 4620 tons Total]


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14 March 1916

From Port William Falkland Islands

Lat -52.17, Long -58.31

[Anchored Port William]

6.50am: Commenced to weigh anchor.

6.55am: Anchor aweigh and turned ship. 7.0am: Proceeded at 60 Revs course various.

[Draft of Water leaving Port William Forward 26ft 8in, Aft 24ft 4in]

7.25am: Reduced to 55 Revs. 7.37am: Cape Pembroke Light House abeam distant 2 miles.

7.50am: Set course S10W. 7.55am: Cape Pembroke Light House abeam distant 2 miles.

8.5am: Altered course S20W. Revolutions decreased to 52.

8.15am: Wolf Rock abeam distant 1 mile.

8.50am: General quarters. 9.0am: Revolutions increased to 55. Divisions.

0.10pm: Revolutions decreased to 52.

1.18pm: Shag Rock abeam distant 8 miles.

2.0pm: Revolutions decreased to 50.

2.56pm: Altered course S70W.

4.35pm: Turned ship to take up position astern of collier, reduced to 35 Revolutions. 4.50pm: Resumed course and 50 Revolutions.

5.40pm: West Point of Westerly Sea Lion Island bearing N2W (True), distant 5.25 miles.

6.30pm: Darkened ship.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 44 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To position off Sea Lion Islands S38W, 26 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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15 March 1916

From Port William Falkland Islands

Lat -52.63, Long -63.83

4.18am: Clocks corrected back 18 minutes.

7.55am: Altered course S65W.

8.10am: Clocks corrected back 18 minutes.

9.0am: Divisions and prayers.

2.55pm: Lat by Ex Meridian Venus 52 36 S, Long sun [symbol] 64 32 W.

4.15pm: Evening quarters.

6.58pm: Lat by Observation 52 34 S.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 213 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To position 5 miles South of Dungeness Point Light House N 87 30 W, 166 miles]


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16 March 1916

From Port William Falkland Islands

Lat -52.58, Long -69.65

3.35am: Observed Loom of Cape Virgins Light bearing N74W (True).

4.30am: Clocks corrected back 23 minutes.

6.48am: Cape Virgins Light House bearing N3E (True) distant 7.5 miles. 7.0am: Increased to 58 Revs.

7.9am: Dungeness Spit Light House bearing N3E (true) distant 3.25 miles, altered course S77W. 7.10am: Increased to 60 Revs.

9.19am: Cape Possession Light House N13E (True) distant 4.25 miles, altered course S62W. Control parties exercised.

9.50am: Sighted steamer bearing Red 20 degrees, Inclination 160 degrees left.

10.30am: Increased to full speed. Narrow Bank buoy bearing N (true) distant 2 miles, altered course S19W.

11.35am: Mendez Point Light House abeam distant 1 mile, altered course S6W. Reduced to 65 Revs.

11.48am: Satellite Shoal Light House abeam distant 1.25 miles. 11.55am: Reduced to 45 Revs.

Noon: Altered course S34W.

1.15pm: Altered course S47W. 1.36pm: Triton Bank buoy bearing N14W (True) distant 2.5 miles.

3.0pm: Speed used as requisite to keep station with collier.

4.47pm: Cone Hill Light House bearing N18.5W (True) 4.5 miles.

5.5pm: Altered course S31W. 5.40pm: Altered course S21E.

6.35pm: Magdalena Bank Buoy bearing West (True) distant 1.5 miles, altered course S7E.

10.5pm: Centre Mount bearing N59W (True) distant 12.25 miles.

11.19pm: Mount San Felipe bearing N46W (True) distant 7.25 miles.

11.54pm: Cape San Isidro Light abeam distant 3 miles. 11.57pm: Altered course S3W.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 218.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To position off Triton Bank S64W (True) 9.5 miles]


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17 March 1916

From Port William Falkland Islands

Lat -53.08, Long -73.56

1.28am: Altered course S88W.

3.15am: Cape Holland abeam.

4.9am: Altered course West.

4.40am: Altered course Various approaching and passing through Crooked Reach.

5.28am: Rupert Island Light House abeam distant 0.5 miles.

6.19am: Bonet Island Light abeam distant 0.75 miles.

7.4am: El Morion Light House abeam distant 0.75 miles. 7.10am: Set course N84W.

9.24am: Shelter Island abeam distant 2 miles.

10.8am: Cape Cooper Key Light House distant 1 mile.

10.55am: Altered course N65W. Revolutions as requisite to keep station with Collier.

11.0am: Blaxland Island abeam distant 1.75 miles, altered course N78W.

0.11pm: Sentinel Island Light House bearing S34W True distant 0.5 miles.

pm: Revolutions as requisite.

1.52pm: Jones Peak (Tamar Island) bearing N31E (True) 5 miles.

5.33pm: Altered course N86W. Westminster Hall Island bearing N29E (True) distant 7.75 miles.

6.0pm: Darkened ship.

6.52pm: Cape Pillar bearing S29W (True) distant 3 miles.

8.12pm: Observed Evangelistas Island Light bearing N40W (True).

9.6pm: Altered course N88W.

9.30pm: Observed steamer’s lights bearing Green 5 [degrees].

10.53pm: Evangelistas Light N28E (True) distant 6 miles.

Midnight: Revolutions as requisite.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 211 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To position 3 miles North of Cape Pillar N59W, 47 miles]

[Rain, heavy at times, for most of day, westerly wind force 4 from noon. Noon temperature 48F, sea temperature 47F]


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18 March 1916

From Port William Falkland Islands

Lat -51.30, Long -76.38

4.25am: All clocks corrected back 13 minutes.

6.0am: Altered course N18W. Hands called.

am and pm: Revolutions as requisite to keep station with collier.

6.7pm: Sunset. Darkened ship.

7.30pm and 10.0pm: Revolutions as requisite.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 164 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position in 48 00 S, 76 48 W, N 4 40 W, 198.7 miles]

[Wind initially south westerly then north westerly from 9am, force 4 or 5 for most of am, force 7 to 9 in pm, with sea very rough to high. Weather mostly cloudy or overcast but rain at times, noon temperature 50F, sea temperature 51F]


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19 March 1916

From Port William Falkland Islands

Lat -48.65, Long -76.42

0.30am: Sighted steamers lights bearing green 45 degrees.

4.10am: All clocks corrected 5 minutes back.

5.20am: Observed land on Starboard side.

9.45am: Position by Observation: Lat 48 53.5 S, Long 76 24.5 W.

10.0am: Divisions. 10.15am: Divine-Service.

am and pm: Revolutions as requisite.

3.26pm: Position by observation: Lat 48 14 S, Long 76 26 W.

6.4pm: Sunset. 6.30pm: Darkened ship.

[Course and Distance made good: N 0 29 W, 159 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Of Position in 45 49 S, 76 25 W, North 170 miles]

[North westerly wind force 6 or 7 until 5am, then south westerly force 4 for most of day, with westerly or south westerly swell, weather mostly cloudy]


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20 March 1916

From Port William Falkland Islands

Lat -45.07, Long -76.50

am: Revolutions as requisite.

7.6am: Altered course N20W. 8.0am: Altered course N4W.

9.53am: Position by Observation:- Lat 45 23.5 S, Long 76 38.5 W.

3.24pm: Position by Observation:- Lat 44 33 S, Long 76 23 W.

[Course and Distance made good: N1W, 215 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: of Position in 37 9 S, 73 54 W, N 13 53 E, 489 miles]


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21 March 1916

From Falkland Islands

Lat -44.93, Long -75.50

0.30am: Clocks corrected forward 13 minutes.

am: Revolutions as requisite.

9.0am: Divisions and prayers.

11.0am: Ship pitching considerably to head sea.

4.15pm: Evening quarters.

6.0pm: Sunset. 6.20pm: Darkened ship.

pm: Revolutions as requisite.

[Course and Distance made good N13.5E, 194 miles]

[North easterly wind force 8-9 from 8am to noon, with sea very rough to high, wind and sea reducing from 8pm, rain or drizzle at times, noon air and sea temperature 58F]


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22 March 1916

From Falkland Islands to Valparaiso

Lat -39.48, Long -74.65

6.30am: Hands fall in and rig gear for working coal from No 3 to No 4 Holds.

9.0am: Hands fall in and employed working coal.

9.28am: Position by Observation:- Lat 39 43.5 S, Long 74 45 W. Revolutions as requisite.

6.25pm: Observed South end of Mocha Island bearing N58E (True). 6.30pm: Altered course N27W.

7.6pm: Mocha Island Light abeam bearing N77E (True) distant 5.25 miles. 7.20pm: Altered course N8W, Log 71.

[Course and Distance made good: N 14 43 E, 152 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To position in 37 14 S, 73 51 W, N 15 36 E, 140 miles]


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23 March 1916

From Falkland Islands to Valparaiso

Lat -36.77, Long -73.70

1.45am: Altered course N24E, Log 43.

2.0am: Sounding every half hour.

3.33am: Reduced to 25 Revs. 3.48am: Stopped, dense fog. Patent Log housed.

3.53am: Weather cleared slightly, proceeded. 3.55am: Altered course N82E.

4.15am: Lead of Starboard Sounding machine lost.

4.20am: Stopped and housed log. Sounding every half hour throughout.

6.0am: Proceeded at 24 Revs, set course N45W.

6.30am: Stopped.

7.30am: Proceeded at 24 Revs, course N85W.

8.45am: Altered course N45W and increased to 35 Revs.

9.45am: Reduced to 24 Revs. Soundings continued every half hour.

11.45am: Increased to 55 Revs. 11.50am: Altered course N7E.

Noon: Increased to 70 Revs.

0.45pm: Fog lifted, soundings discontinued.

0.48pm: Sighted steamer bearing Red 90 degrees.

6.30pm: Darkened ship.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 168 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To position off Curaumilla Point N19.5E, 233 miles]

[Mist and fog, thick at times, until 4pm, rain thereafter]


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24 March 1916

From Falkland Islands, at Valparaiso

Lat -33.03, Long -71.62 [estimated]

6.0am: Altered course N65E. 6.15am: Passing fog banks, decreased to 60 Revs.

8.35am: Observed Angeles Point bearing S47E (True) distant 13 miles, altered course S57E.

9.25am: Log housed. 9.30am: Arrived at Valparaiso and cast anchor in 37 fathoms veered to 120 fathoms cable on Starboard Bower.

[Anchored Valparaiso]

[Draft Arriving Valparaiso Forward 25ft 6in, Aft 24ft 3in]

am: Commenced receiving water.

pm: Receiving water throughout.

[Anchored Valparaiso Bay]

2.0pm: Officers left on shore leave.

5.58pm: Sunset.

8.30pm: Rounds correct.

9.30pm: Receiving fresh water.

10.55pm: Officers returned from shore leave.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 258 miles]

[Weather fine or cloudy, noon temperature 70F, sea temperature 61F]


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25 March 1916

At and from Valparaiso

Lat -33.19, Long -71.91

[Anchored Valparaiso Bay]

2.30am: Dense fog set in, all regulations attended to.

7.0am: Receiving fresh water.

9.30am: Water boats left, commenced to weigh.

9.40am: Anchor aweigh and proceeded out of bay. Log streamed.

[Draft Leaving Valparaiso Forward 25ft10in, Aft 26ft 00in]

10.10am: Set course S49W.

10.35am: Decreased to 40 Revs. 10.40am: Curaumilla Point Light House bearing S17E (True) distant 4.5 miles.

11.10am: Increased to 70 Revs and altered course South.

Noon: Altered course S1E.

1.30pm: Hands fall in and employed transferring coal from No 3 to No 4 Hold.

4.15pm: Evening quarters.

5.0pm: Sighted steamer bearing green 25 degrees, SS Santa Clara.

5.35pm: Stopped and boarded SS “Santa Clara” [probably Santa Clara (1) listed here].

6.0pm: Darkened ship.

6.20pm: Boarding party returned.

6.24pm: Position by Stellar Observations:- Lat 34 16 S, Long 72 21.5 W.

7.30pm: Boarding party returned to Santa Clara.

8.10pm: Hoisted boarding boat and turned ship.

8.30pm: Proceeded on course N4E. SS “Santa Clara” in company. Revolutions as requisite.

9.50pm: Sighted steamer bearing Green 45 degrees.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 19 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To position 6 miles East (True) of Santa Maria Island Light House S 17 43 W, 241 miles]


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26 March 1916

From Valparaiso

Lat -34.18, Long -72.43

1.10am: Sighted steamer bearing green 40 degrees.

1.15am: Sighted Curaumilla Point Light bearing N32E (True). Revolutions as requisite. 1.20am: Altered course N7W. SS “Santa Clara” in company.

3.55am: Curaumilla Point Light bearing S85E (True) distant 14 miles.

4.0am: Engines stopped. Log housed.

6.20am: Permission to SS “Santa Clara” to proceed on her voyage.

6.25am: Turned ship to S2E and proceeded at 72 Revs.

6.30am: Hands fall in and work coal from No 3 Hold to No 4.

10.0am: Sighted steamer bearing green 10 degrees.

10.10am: Sighted steamer bearing Red 20 degrees.

11.5am: Sighted steamer bearing green 40 degrees.

11.40am: Sighted steamer bearing red 10 degrees.

0.9pm: Altered course S3E. 0.13pm: Altered course S49E. 0.17pm: Altered course S3E.

2.10pm: Observed steamer bearing Red 15 degrees.

3.15pm: Position by Observation Lat 34 52 S, Long 72 34.5 W.

4.15pm: Evening quarters. 4.25pm: Hands fall in.

5.0pm: Observed Cape Carranza bearing S19.5E (True) distant 22 miles.

6.16pm: Cape Carranza Light bearing S74W (True) distant 12.5 miles.

8.10pm: Reduced to 34 Revolutions.

10.0pm: Sighted steamer bearing green 20 degrees.

10.25pm: Sighted Quiriquina Island Light bearing S2E (True).

[Course and Distance made good: Various 211 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To position 6 miles East of Santa Maria Island Light House S16W, 174 miles]


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27 March 1916

From Valparaiso, at Coronel

Lat -37.03, Long -73.17 [estimated]

0.10am: Increased to 40 Revs. 0.53am: Altered course South.

2.10am: Quiriquina Island Light bearing S70E (True) distant 9 miles.

3.30am: Hualpen Point Light bearing S70E (True) distant 5 miles.

5.7am: Stopped. 5.27am: Proceeded.

6.10am: Cast anchor in 48 fathoms with Santa Maria Island Light House bearing S88W (True) distant 6.5 miles, veered to 120 fathoms cable on Port Bower.

6.30am: Weighed and shifted berth.

7.20am: Cast anchor in 48 fathoms veered to 105 fathoms cable port Bower. Hands working coal from No 3 to No 4 Holds.

10.25am: Weighed anchor and canted ship. 10.30am: Proceeded towards Coronel at 72 Revs, Course S83E.

11.30am: Arrived Coronel and cast anchor in 10 fathoms with Puchoco Point Light House bearing N76W (True) distant 9 cables. Veered to 45 fathoms cable.

[Draft Arriving at Coronel Forward 25ft 00in, Aft 26ft 4in]

[Anchored Coronel Bay]

1.40pm: Officers on shore leave left.

1.45pm: Carpenters crew paid out Starboard cable and renewed locking pin in 75 fathom shackle.

3.40pm: Captain left for shore.

4.40pm: Captain returned.

5.52pm: Sunset.

7.0pm: Officers returned from shore.

8.0pm: Commenced patrol round ship, Midshipman in charge.

8.30pm: Rounds. 9.0pm: Darkened ship.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 186 miles]

[Weather fine and quiet, noon temperature 72F, sea temperature 55F]


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28 March 1916

From Coronel

Lat -36.74, Long -73.43

[Anchored Coronel Bay]

6.0am: Hands called. 6.30am: Hands fall in, washed decks and hoisted and secured Port sea-boat and Starboard accommodation ladder.

8.45am: Shortened cable to 15 fathoms. 8.55am: Weighed anchor.

9.20am: Proceeded at 55 Revs. Log streamed.

9.32am: Puchoco Point Light House bearing N24E (True) distant 0.75 miles, altered course N88W.

10.0am: Sighted steamer bearing Green 80 degrees. Control parties exercised.

10.45am: Altered course N38W. 11.5am: Altered course N5W, decreased to 50 Revs. Hands transferring coal from No 3 to No 4 Hold.

11.55am: Altered course N5E.

1.50pm: Altered course S32W.

2.20pm: Altered course N27E.

3.27pm: Altered course N9E.

4.15pm: Evening quarters and physical drill.

4.30pm to 5.30pm: Passing through dense fog bank.

5.50pm: Sunset.

6.12pm: Darkened ship.

7.0pm: Decreased to 45 Revs.

7.55pm: Observed Cape Carranza Light bearing N81E (True) distant 19.5 miles.

8.15pm: Decreased to 30 Revs.

9.5pm: Cape Carranza Light bearing S72E (True) distant 18 miles.

10.0pm: Closed reserve bunker doors and commenced flooding hold.

10.15pm: Two explosions heard in bunker.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 28.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To position 15 miles West of Curaumilla Point Light House N16E, 229 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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29 March 1916

From Coronel

Lat -33.77, Long -72.38

3.20am: Sighted two vessels bearing Red 90 degrees. 3.35am: Increased to 35 Revs.

6.15am: Altered course N13E.

6.40am: Increased to 45 Revs.

7.42am: Altered course N4E.

8.45am: Hands fall in and resume shifting coal from No 3 to No 4 Hold.

9.23am: Position by Observation [Lat] 34 11.5 S, [Long] 72 34 W.

10.10am: Altered course N17E. 10.30am: Increased to 48 Revs.

11.30am: No 3 Hold flooded with 26 feet of water.

1.35pm: Commenced pumping out No 3 Hold. 2.0pm: Hands commenced jettisoning heated coal from No 3 Hold.

3.30pm: Sighted steamer bearing Red 5 degrees. 3.31pm: Altered course N17E.

4.0pm: Water in No 3 Hold, Port Bilge 20ft 9in, Starboard 21ft 9in.

4.25pm: Altered course N45E. 4.26pm: Increased to 48 Revs.

5.15pm: Altered course N11W.

5.0pm: Water in No 3 Hold, Port Bilge 18ft 2in, Starboard 17ft 9in.

6.15pm: Darkened ship.

7.0pm: Water in No 3 Hold Port Bilge 13ft 6in, Starboard Bilge 13ft 5in.

8.0pm: Water in No 3 Hold Port 4ft 7in, Starboard 12ft 9in. Ceased jettisoning coal from 3 Hold.

9.0pm: Water in No 3 Hold Port Bilge 4ft 00in, Starboard 10ft 5in.

[Information for water in hold at 10.0pm and 11.0pm - reducing]

Midnight: Water in No 3 Hold Port Bilge 0ft 6in, Starboard 0ft 2in.

[Course and Distance made good: N10E, 193 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To position 12 miles West of Curaumilla Point Light House N25E, 44 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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30 March 1916

From Coronel, at Sea

Lat -30.35, Long -71.85

1.0am: Water in No 3 Hold: Port Bilge 1”, Starboard 1ft 2in. Revolutions as requisite.

2.30am: Pumping continued in No 3 Hold as requisite.

4.0pm: Water in No 3 Hold:- Port Bilge 0’ 1”, Starboard 1’ 4”. Discontinued pumping.

6.0am: Hands called, resumed pumping No 3 Hold.

7.20am: Altered course N9W.

8.0am: Soundings in No 3 Hold, Port Bilge 3”, Starboard 2’ 4”.

9.0am: Hands engaged cleaning ship, Saturday Routine.

am: Revolutions as requisite. Pumping in No 3 Hold continued as required.

10.10am: Altered course N20E.

11.20am: Engines stopped.

Noon: Soundings in No 3 Hold: Port 2”, Starboard 2’ 8”.

0.45pm: Proceeded at 40 Revs, course N35E.

1.38pm: Altered course N75E.

2.10pm: Sighted Lengua de Vaca Light House bearing East (True) distant 15 miles. Observed HMS “Newcastle” bearing green 135 degrees.

2.35pm: Altered course N64E.

4.0pm: Revolutions and courses as requisite closing Lengua de Vaca in company with “Newcastle”.

5.15pm: Stopped and lowered Starboard Anchor. 5.20pm: Cast anchor in 42 fathoms veered to 105 fathoms on Starboard Bower.

[Anchored Tongoi Bay]

5.43pm: Sunset. Captain left for Newcastle.

6.35pm: Captain returned, weighed anchor.

7.0pm: Anchor aweigh and proceeded, set course N40W.

7.10pm: Lengua de Vaca Light bearing S61W (True) 2.75 miles.

7.30pm: Courses as requisite while communicating with colliers.

8.0pm: Set course N10W. Revolutions as requisite.

11.22pm: Pajaros Island Light bearing N88E (True) distant 7.75 miles.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 212 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: of Position in 30 14 S, 71 51 W, North 7 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Fuel Expended for all purposes: Coal 62 tons + 38 Jettisoned]

[Misty throughout am, cloudy or fine in pm, noon temperature 64F, sea temperature 59F]


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31 March 1916

From Tongoi Bay, at Sea

Lat -28.27, Long -71.65

0.45am: Observed Chañaral Island Light bearing N8E (True). Revolutions as requisite.

3.14am: Chanaral Island Light bearing N88E (True) distant 5.5 miles, altered course North.

9.0am: Engines stopped. 9.10am: Lowered No 2 Lifeboat and towed target to collier “Photinia”. Delivered provisions to colliers “Photinia” and “Bertrand”.

9.45am: Proceeded courses and revs as requisite. General quarters.

11.25am: Sighted steamer bearing green 90 degrees, Inclination 180 degrees.

11.40am: Proceeded at full speed. Course S10W.

Noon: Signalled SS “Breconian” of London [Number 353 listed here]. 0.10pm: Set Course N3E. Reduced to 50 Revs.

0.30pm: Sighted sailing vessel bearing Red 40 degrees.

4.10pm: Sighted steamer bearing green 90 degrees.

4.15pm: Evening quarters and physical drill. Second division at squad drill.

4.45pm: Increased to 52 Revs.

6.10pm: Darkened ship.

9.51pm: Reduced to 45 Revs.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 154 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: of Position 10 degrees West of Angamos Point N9E, 319 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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LOGS FOR APRIL 1916


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for April 1916]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 April 1916

From Tongoi Bay, at Sea

Lat -25.08, Long -71.03

am: Revolutions as requisite.

8.55am: Altered course as requisite closing with colliers for communication.

11.0am: Officers monthly payment.

11.20am: Resumed course N3E.

0.45pm: Patent log rotator discovered missing and replaced.

4.0pm: Altered course N24E.

4.15pm: Evening quarters. 4.20pm: Physical drill. Patent log indicator changed.

7.15pm: Observed Tetas Point Light bearing N4E (True).

7.48pm: Altered course N67E.

8.0pm: Tetas Point Light bearing N26.5E (True) distant 12.5 miles.

8.15pm: Altered course N5W. 8.35pm: Altered course N65W.

9.22pm: Tetas Point Light bearing N40E (True) distant 2 miles. 9.38pm: Altered course S35W.

10.10pm: Altered course N3E.

10.43pm: Tetas Point Light bearing S84E True, distant 6 miles.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 205 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To position off Angamos Point N 7 4 E, 125 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Weather cloudy with light winds, noon temperature 79F, sea temperature 60F]


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2 April 1916

At Sea

Lat -22.87, Long -70.80

1.50am: Sighted Angamos Point Light bearing N54E (True).

3.30am: Angamos Point Light bearing S81E (True) distant 9.25 miles.

5.5am: Angamos Point Light bearing S45E (True) distant 11 miles. Engines stopped, log housed.

[Ship stopped]

10.0am: Divisions 10.15am: Divine Service.

11.5am to 11.35am: Engines and course as requisite for communicating with colliers.

11.15am: Observed sailing vessel bearing Red 60 [degrees]

0.27pm: Proceeded to examine steamer bearing Red 60, Courses and engines as requisite.

0.50pm: Signalled SS “Bantu” of New York.

1.0pm: Ship stopped.

4.30pm: Starboard Sea boat lowered and sent to “Photinia”.

5.0am: Boat returned and hoisted. Courses and engines as requisite.

10.0pm: Engines and courses as requisite for closing colliers.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 140 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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3 April 1916

At Sea and at Antofagasta

Lat -23.64, Long -70.41 [estimated]

3.0am: Sighted steamer bearing green 90 degrees, Inclination 175 Right.

3.30am: Engines us [used] as required to keep ship on bearing.

4.52am: Challenged by HMS “Otranto”.

5.30am: Sighted HMS “Newcastle” bearing Green 120 degrees.

6.0am: Starboard seaboat sent to “Newcastle”.

6.20am: Sea boat returned and hoisted, turned ship and proceeded towards Antofagasta, course S22E.

8.52am: Tetas Point Light House bearing N81E (True) distant 2.5 miles.

9.5am: Altered course S76E.

9.10am: A Group guns crews exercised.

10.20am: Arrived off Antofagasta and cast anchor in 45 fathoms water veered to 90 fathoms cable on Starboard bower.

[Anchored off Antofagasta]

1.50pm: Officers on shore leave left ship.

4.0pm: Evening quarters.

5.36pm: Sunset.

8.0pm: Patrol boat in charge of Midshipman of watch commenced patrol.

9.0pm: Rounds correct. Darkened ship. Lookouts posted.

10.30pm: Officers returned from shore leave.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 58.1 miles]

[Noon Position] [Antofagasta Bay]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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4 April 1916

From Antofagasta

Lat -23.45, Long -70.72

[Anchored Antofagasta Bay]

5.30am: Patrol boat returned to ship. 5.40am: Lookouts dismissed.

7.0am: No 1 Life-boat hoisted and secured.

9.30am: Commenced to weigh anchor.

9.40am: Anchor aweigh and canted ship.

9.50am: Proceeded, course set to N83W, Revs 66. 10.0am: Log streamed.

10.15am: General quarters and exercised fore control.

11.15am: Sighted steamer bearing green 58 degrees.

11.18am: Tetas Point Light House bearing N21E (True) distant 3 miles. 11.28am: Altered course N5W.

1.38pm: Altered course N45E Mount Mejillones bearing East (True) distant 9 miles. Revolutions as requisite.

2.38pm: Altered course N71E.

3.0pm: Housed log.

3.55pm: Stopped and cast anchor in 65 fathoms veered to 120 fathoms cable on Starboard Bower. 4.0pm: Finished with Engines.

[Anchored Coaling Rendezvous]

5.20pm: HMS “Newcastle” weighed and proceeded.

5.40pm: Sunset. 6.0pm: Darkened ship.

6.45pm: Guard-boat from HMS “Otranto” called [see also log for Otranto].

9.20pm: Guard-boat called.

9.30pm: Gangway hoisted.

11.30pm: Guard boat hailed frequently during watch.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 21.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position 9 miles West of Mount Mejillones in Lat 23 5.5 S, Long 70 43 W, North 21.5 miles]


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5 April 1916

At Coaling Rendezvous

Lat -23.00, Long -70.44 [estimated]

[Anchored Coaling Rendezvous]

1.30am and 5.30am: Guard-boat challenged.

6.30am: Hands fall in. Port sea-boat lowered.

7.20am: MFA “Photinia” arrived alongside. 7.40am: MFA “Photinea” secured.

8.40am: Commenced transferring fresh water to MFA “Photinia”.

9.15am: Guns crews exercised at loader and control parties exercised.

10.45am: “Photinia” cast off and left. Hands employed cleaning boats and as requisite.

2.0pm: Port and Starboard sea boats hoisted and secured. Hands employed cleaning out boats.

5.40pm: Sunset. Lookouts placed. 6.0pm: Darkened ship.

9.0pm: Rounds correct.

9.45pm and 11.15pm: Pinnace from HMS Otranto called.

11.15pm: Gangway hoisted.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 41.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]


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6 April 1916

At Coaling Rendezvous

Lat -23.00, Long -70.44

2.0am: Guard boat observed, challenged and replied frequently.

6.0am: Hands called. Lookouts dismissed. Masthead lookout stationed.

6.30am: Hands fall in and clean ship. Starboard forward cutter lowered, also gig.

9.0am: Divisions and prayers. 9.15am: Guns crews exercised at loader. X and Y groups at 6 inch gun drill. Stokers at Divisional drill.

10.0am: Control parties exercised in conjunction with OOQs [Officer of Quarters] at spotting table.

pm: Hands make and mend.

5.15pm: Starboard sea boat and gig hoisted and secured.

5.50pm: Collier left HMS Otranto.

6.20pm: Guard boat challenged. 6.45pm: Guard boat called.

10.35pm: Boat from HMS “Otranto” called. 10.40pm: Gangway hoisted. Guard boat hailed frequently.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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7 April 1916

At Coaling Rendezvous

Lat -22.93, Long -70.44

1.30am: Guard boat called.

5.10am: Guard boat visited.

6.30am: Hands fall in wash decks. Starboard sea boat and gig lowered.

7.15am: HMS “Newcastle” sighted bearing Green 100 degrees.

8.37am: “Newcastle” cast anchor. 8.40am: Cutter left for “Newcastle” and returned.

9.15am: General quarters. Captain left for “Newcastle”.

9.45am: Collier “Bertrand” anchored.

10.0am: Discharged one set dismounting gear to “Otranto”.

10.30am: Captain returned, gig hoisted.

11.30am: Hove short. 11.45am: Anchor aweigh, proceeded at 40 Revs. Course S56W. Noon: Log streamed.

0.52pm: Angamos Point Light House bearing S15E (True) distant 3.75 miles.

1.10pm: Altered course S15W.

2.33pm: Altered course S6E.

3.15pm: Observed steamer bearing Red 20 degrees, Inclination 130 degrees left.

4.20pm: Exercised collision stations. 4.35pm: Watertight doors reopened.

5.20pm: Tetas Point Light House bearing S84E (True) distant 6.5 miles.

6.0pm: Darkened ship.

6.45pm: Observed steamer bearing Red 75 degrees, inclination 70 degrees Right.

9.0pm: Rounds correct.

11.40pm: Sighted steamer bearing Red 40 degrees, Inclination 180 left.

[Course and Distance made good: S75W, 3 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To position 22 59 S, 70 36.5 W, S75W, 9.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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8 April 1916

From Coaling Rendezvous

Lat -26.65, Long -71.38

6.15am: Observed steamer bearing Red 20 degrees.

7.10am: Increased to 70 Revs.

am: Hands employed cleaning ship. Saturday routine.

Noon: Reduced to 45 Revs. 0.13pm: Altered course S10E.

1.50pm: Increased to 50 Revs.

3.18am: Position by Observation Lat 27 13 S, Long 71 25 W.

4.30pm: Increased to 55 Revs.

4.40pm: Sighted Steamer bearing Red 55 degrees, Inclination 125 degrees Left.

7.55pm: Altered course S5E.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 234.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position 5 miles West of Chañaral Island S 7 5 W, 143 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]


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9 April 1916

At Coquimbo

Lat -29.94, Long -71.33 [estimated]

0.40am: Chanaral Island Light bearing S1W (True) Distant 16 miles. 0.47am: Altered course to South.

2.16am: Chañaral Island Light bearing S74E (True) distant 3 miles, altered course S16E.

4.35am: Sighted Pajaros Islands Light bearing S30E (True) distant 13.5 miles.

5.50am: Pajaros Island Light bearing S89E (True) distant 6.25 miles.

7.40am: Sighted steamer bearing Green 70 degrees, Inclination 120 degrees left.

8.20am: Log housed. 8.35am: Reduced to 30 Revs.

8.45am: Stopped and cast anchor in 9 fathoms veered to 30 fathoms cable Starboard Bower.

[Anchored Coquimbo]

[Draft Arriving Coquimbo Forward 23ft 00in, Aft 26ft 2in]

9.45am: Received visit from Chilian SNO [Senior Naval Officer]. 9.50am: British Consul.

10.0am: Divisions 10.15am: Divine Service.

11.0am: Received two officers. Despatched mails. Chilian SNO’s visit returned.

1.30pm: Officers on shore leave left. Liberty men landed.

5.40pm: Sunset. 5.55pm: Liberty men returned.

6.0pm: Darkened ship. Officers returned, sea boats hoisted. 6.5pm: Stores arrived alongside.

7.0pm: Engineer Sub Lieutenant Devine transferred to SS [blank] for passage to Valparaiso hospital.

10.0pm: Gig engaged in guard duties.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 203 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]


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10 April 1916

At and from Coquimbo

Lat -29.53, Long -71.65

[Anchored Coquimbo]

5.30am: Guard boat returned. Masthead lookout placed.

8.30am: Hove short. 8.35am: Anchor aweigh and canted ship. 8.45am: Proceeded at 50 Revs, Course N57W.

9.0am: Divisions. A and B groups exercised at gun drill.

11.0am: Altered course N13W.

11.37am: Pajaros Island Light House bearing N85E (True) distant 4.75 miles.

3.17pm: Chañaral Island Light House bearing N85E (True) distant 4 miles, Log 31. 3.20pm: Altered course N1E.

6.0pm: Darkened ship. Gun lookouts placed.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 32 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position 5 miles West of Chanaral Island N5W, 31 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]


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11 April 1916

From Coquimbo

Lat -25.68, Long -71.23

9.0am: Divisions and prayers. 9.10am: General quarters.

10.30am: Spotting table crew exercised.

11.55am: Sighted steamer bearing green 40 degrees.

0.10pm: Altered course N5E.

4.25pm: Exercised abandon ship, engines stopped, all boats swung.

5.0pm: All boats secured, proceeded at 45 Revs, course N5E.

5.47pm: Darkened ship.

10.45pm: Guns crews closed up.

[Course and Distance made good: N5W 32 miles, N7E 200.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: of Position off Angamos Point N10E, 163.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Weather fine and quiet, noon temperature 76F, sea temperature 67F]


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12 April 1916

From Coquimbo, at Mejillones

Lat -23.04, Long -70.45

0.20am: Sighted steamer bearing green 25 degrees.

1.30am: Observed Tetas Point Light bearing N45E (True).

2.10am: Guns crews closed up.

3.3am: Tetas Point Light bearing S80E (True) distant 8 miles.

4.50am: Sighted Angamos Point Light bearing N47E (True).

6.8am: Altered course N71E.

7.0am: Log housed.

7.25am: Angamos Point Light bearing S15E (True) distant 4 miles, altered course S44E. 7.30am: Turned ship to N45W.

8.40am: Turned ship to S44E and increased to 45 Revs.

9.0am: Forward control and X and Y groups exercised.

10.20am: Stopped and cast anchor in 12 fathoms veered to 45 fathoms on Port Bower.

[Anchored Mejillones]

[Draft Arriving Mejillones Forward 22ft 10in, Aft 26ft 2in]

1.0pm: No 9 Lifeboat lowered.

1.30pm: Officers left for shore.

3.0pm: No 3 Lifeboat and crew employed obtaining sand.

5.0pm: Nos 9 and 11 Boats hoisted and secured.

5.20pm: No 8 Boat hoisted. 5.25pm: Sunset. Riding lights exhibited.

5.40pm: Officers returned. 5.45pm: Darkened ship. No 7 Boat as patrol during night.

11.0pm: Rounds made by patrol boat frequently.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 196 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]


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13 April 1916

From Mejillones

Lat -22.81, Long -70.47

[Anchored Mejillones]

8.35am: No 7 Boat hoisted and secured.

9.45am: Weighed anchor and canted ship. 9.50am: Anchor secured and proceeded at 45 Revs. Course N3W.

[Draft leaving Mejillones Forward 22ft 10in, Aft 26ft 2in]

10.10am: General quarters and fire stations.

11.15am: Sighted sailing craft bearing green 15 degrees.

pm: Hands make and mend.

5.0pm: Algodon Point bearing S88E (True) distant 8 miles. Evening quarters.

6.20pm: Sighted steamer bearing red 75 degrees, inclination 105 left.

8.0pm: Increased to 47 Revs.

10.15pm: Guns crews closed up.

[Course and Distance made good: N2E, 16.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To position off Pisagua Point N2E, 191.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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14 April 1916

From Mejillones, at Pisagua

Lat -19.7, Long -70.5

2.0am: Observed Iquique Island Light bearing green 35 degrees.

4.52am: Iquique Island Light abeam distant 10.75 miles.

5.40am: Sighted steamer bearing green 10 degrees.

7.40am: Sighted HMS “Newcastle” bearing Red 10 degrees. Housed log.

7.50am: Ship stopped. 7.55am: Port sea boat lowered and Captain left for Newcastle.

9.15am: Stokers exercised at loader.

9.25am: Captain returned, sea boat hoisted. 9.30am: Proceeded at 45 Revs, course N53E.

11.10am: Stopped and cast anchor at Pisagua in 29 fathoms water veered to 90 fathoms cable Starboard Bower.

[Anchored Pisagua]

11.30am: HBM [His Britannic Majesty’s] Consul boarded.

pm: Draft Arriving at Pisagua Forward 22ft 8in, Aft 26’ 1”.

1.30pm: Officers left on shore leave.

2.10pm: Captain and HBM Consul left for shore.

4.0pm: Evening quarters. No 8 Boat hoisted and secured.

5.30pm: Officers returned from leave. Darkened ship.

7.0pm: No 7 Cutter acting as guard boat.

11.0pm: Guard boat makes rounds frequently.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 200 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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15 April 1916

From Pisagua

Lat -19.38, Long -70.50

2.0am: Rounds by guard boat made frequently.

5.30am: Guard boat finished duty.

6.0am: Hands called. Mast head lookout placed.

9.0am: Divisions.

9.40am: Commenced to weigh. 9.45am: Anchor aweigh. 9.50am: Proceeded to turn ship.

10.5am: Proceeded on course N58W, 45 Revs. Log streamed. Draft of Water leaving Pisagua Forward 22ft 8in, Aft 26ft 1in.

am: Hands employed as requisite. Saturday routine.

3.11pm: Lat by Observation 19 5.5 S, Long 70 49 W.

3.15pm: Sighted small schooner bearing Red 50 degrees.

4.15pm: Evening quarters and physical drill.

8.15pm: Starboard engine stopped for ER [Engine Room] purposes. Port engine increased to full speed.

8.30am: Rounds corrected [sic]. 8.32pm: Resumed previous revolutions on both engines.

[Course and Distance made good: N45W, 19 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position off San Juan Point N 48 50 W, 361.6 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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16 April 1916

From Pisagua, to Callao

Lat -17.07, Long -73.33

2.40am: Guns crews closed up.

10.0am: Divisions. 10.15am: Divine-service.

3.6pm: Position by Observation:- Lat 16 46 S, Long 73 40 W.

6.30pm: Darkened ship.

10.40pm: Guns crews closed up.

[Course and Distance made good: N 49 9 W, 212.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To position off San Juan Point N 48 24 W, 149 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]


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17 April 1916

From Pisagua to Callao

Lat -14.87, Long -75.87

2.20am: Exercised sea boats crew.

4.45am: Altered course N35W.

6.30am: Hands fall in. Employed washing decks and cleaning ship.

9.10am: Housed log and reduced speed. 9.15am: Slipped target and proceeded, courses various as requisite for target practice.

9.26am: Opened fire.

10.20am: Ceased fire.

10.35am: Picked up target and resumed course and speed:- N44W, 45 Revs.

1.9pm: Observed steamer bearing green 10 degrees.

2.0pm: Passed SS “Breconian”.

5.10pm: Altered course N30W.

7.0pm: Altered course West, increased to 70 revs.

9.0pm: Navigation lights exhibited.

11.10pm: Altered course S78E.

Midnight: Altered course N11W. Decreased to 65 Revs.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 200 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position off Carretas Head N35W, 52 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]


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18 April 1916

From Pisagua, at Callao

Lat -12.04, Long -77.17 [estimated]

2.15am: Guns crews close [up].

7.10am: Observed land (San Lorenzo Island) on Starboard Bow.

7.50am: Altered course N25E. 8.0am: Housed log.

8.40am: Palominos Island Light House bearing S61E (True) distant 4 miles.

9.15am: Reduced to 50 Revs, Courses as requisite.

9.30am: Stopped and cast anchor in 5.5 fathoms veered to 15 fathoms cable Starboard Bower.

[Anchored Callao Bay] [Anchor Bearing: Clock tower on North Mole S85E magnetic, 5.25 cables]

[Draft of Water Arriving Callao Forward 22ft 6in, Aft 25ft 8in]

am: Commenced receiving fresh water. Hands employed scraping and painting ship.

1.30pm: Officers left on shore leave.

pm: Hands employed scraping and painting outside. Receiving fresh water throughout.

5.45pm: Petty Officers returned from leave.

6.0pm: Sunset. Gig and No 8 Cutter hoisted.

7.0pm: No 7 Boat as guard for night.

8.0pm: Receiving fresh water.

9.0pm: Rounds correct.

11.13pm: Officers returned from shore.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 238 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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19 April 1916

From Callao

Lat -12.10, Long -77.53

[Anchored Callao Bay]

2.0am: Receiving water throughout.

8.15am: Finished receiving water. 8.30am: Hoisted cutter.

[Draft leaving Callao Forward 23ft 6in, Aft 26ft 10in]

9.0am: Anchor weighed and engines worked as requisite to cant ship.

9.30am: Proceeded at 12 knots, course N84W.

10.15am: Palominos Island Light House bearing S29E (True) distant 8 miles.

11.20am: Altered course S12E.

0.48pm: Altered course S37E.

4.55pm: Sighted oil tank steamer bearing Red 40 degrees, Inclination 150 degrees Left. 5.0pm: Altered course East.

5.5pm: Guns crews closed up. Signalled demanding name and received NCMD bound Callao.

5.40pm: Altered course S37E.

6.10pm: Altered course S29E.

6.30pm: Darkened ship.

9.10pm: Observed San Gallan Island bearing S60E (True).

10.15pm: San Gallan Island bearing N70E (True) distant 9.8 miles.

10.24pm: Altered course S41E.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 30 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Weather cloudy in am, mostly fine in pm, noon temperature 70F, sea temperature 63F]


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20 April 1916

From Callao

Lat -16.23, Long -75.20

2.35am: Sea boats crew mustered.

9.15am: Forward ammunition supply party exercised.

am: Hands employed shipping derricks.

0.10pm: Altered course S42E.

1.10pm: Increased to 72 Revs.

pm: Hands make and mend.

6.0pm: Evening quarters.

10.30pm: Guns crews closed up.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 288.4 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position in 22 56 S, 70 25 W, S 33 54 E, 484.4 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]


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21 April 1916

From Callao

Lat -20.65, Long -72.05

10.0am: Divisions. 10.15am: Divine-service.

0.55pm: Altered course S38E.

3.45pm: Position by Observation:- Lat 21 20.5 S, Long 71 36 7 W.

11.25pm: Sighted Angamos Point Light bearing S16E (True) distant 14 miles, courses altered as requisite.

11.45pm: Housed log. 11.55pm: Reduced speed. Midnight: Stopped.

[Course and Distance made good: S 34 01 E, 319.7 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: of Position in 22 54 S, 70 40 W, S 29 20 E, 154 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]


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22 April 1916

From Callao

Lat -22.88, Long -70.68

5.40am: Sighted Steamer bearing Green 130 degrees, Inclination Right 90 degrees.

8.40am: Proceeded slow ahead, 35 Revs, Course S9E.

10.15am: Sighted HMS “Newcastle”, “Otranto” and colliers at rendezvous. 10.35am: Engines stopped.

11.30am: Sighted steamer bearing green 30 degrees proceeding from Mejillones to Southward.

2.10pm: Sighted steamer bearing green 50 degrees.

2.55pm: Engines and courses as requisite to keep position.

4.25pm to 5.38pm: Engines and courses as requisite to keep position.

5.40pm: Darkened ship.

9.40pm: Sighted steamer bearing green 50 degrees, Inclination 175 left.

10.15pm to 10.40pm: Engines and courses as requisite.

11.28pm: Engines and courses as requisite.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 162 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]


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23 April 1916

From Callao, at Coaling Rendezvous

Lat -22.99, Long -70.41 [estimated]

2.10am: Guns crews closed up.

2.30am to 3.0am: Courses and engines as required to keep position.

7.0am: Proceeded at 40 Revs, Course S87E.

8.0am: Increased to 50 Revs.

8.25am: Angamos Point Light House bearing S8.5W (True) distant 6.5 miles.

9.10am: Stopped and anchored in 66 fathoms veered to 120 fathoms cable.

[Anchored Coaling Rendezvous] [Anchor Bearing:- Angamos Point S41W (magnetic) distant 9 miles]

9.30am: Nos 1 and 2 Sea-boats lowered.

10.0am: Divisions. 10.30am: Divine-Service.

pm: Draft on Arrival at Rendezvous Forward 20ft 10in, Aft 27ft 6in.

3.50pm: Mail transferred to “Newcastle”.

4.0pm: Received fenders from Newcastle.

4.30pm: No 1 Cutter hoisted.

5.40pm: Darkened ship. HMS “Newcastle” left, with collier.

6.5pm: No 2 Cutter hoisted and secured.

8.0pm: Guns crews closed up, lookouts posted and accommodation ladder hoisted. 8.30pm: Rounds correct.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 39 miles]

[Noon position] [Coaling base]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Fuel Expended for all purposes: Coal 45 tons Jettisoned]


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24 April 1916

From Callao, at Coaling Rendezvous

Lat -22.99, Long -70.41

2.0am: Guard boat challenged frequently.

5.45am: Guard boat discontinued, guns crews dismissed and masthead lookout placed.

6.30am: Hands fall in and prepare to coal ship. No 2 Cutter and gig lowered.

9.35am: Collier “Photinia” left “Otranto”.

10.5am: “Photinia” moored alongside Orbita.

11.30am: Commenced coaling ship at 2 gangways.

Noon: Coaling suspended for dinner.

0.45pm: Resumed coaling.

3.30pm to 4.0pm: Coaling suspended for tea.

5.20pm: Sunset.

5.50pm: Finished coaling for this day having received 190 tons.

10.0pm: Guard boat from “Otranto” challenged frequently.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 2120 tons]


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25 April 1916

At Coaling Rendezvous

Lat -22.99, Long -70.41

2.30am: Patrol boat making rounds frequently.

5.30am: Steamer sighted bearing green 50 degrees. Hands called.

6.0am: Hands fall in and resume coaling ship.

6.25am: Collier “Exmouth” arrived.

7.45am: Collier “Exmouth” secured alongside Photinia.

8.0am to 8.30am: Coaling suspended for breakfast.

10.30am: Supplied collier Photinia with 9 tons fresh water.

5.0pm: No 1 Sea boat hoisted and secured.

5.45pm: Finished coaling for this day. Amount received 611 tons.

10.0pm: Guard boat of “Otranto” making rounds frequently.

[Number on sick list: 10]


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26 April 1916

At Coaling Rendezvous

Lat -22.99, Long -70.41

2.0am: Guard boat made rounds frequently.

3.0am: Colliers ranging and rolling considerably.

5.30am: Hands fall in. 5.50am: Resumed coaling.

10.35am: Captain left for “Otranto”.

3.0pm: Sighted two sailing vessels heading towards Mejillones.

5.40pm: Finished coaling for this day, total Amount received:- 1128 tons.

10.0pm: Colliers moorings and fenders inspected frequently.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Swell from SSW throughout day, weather mostly cloudy, noon temperature 67F, sea temperature 60F]


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27 April 1916

At Coaling Rendezvous

Lat -22.99, Long -70.41

3.0am: Guard-boat made rounds frequently.

5.45am: Resumed coaling.

4.45pm: No 1 Sea boat hoisted.

5.45pm: Finished coaling for this day, total amount received:- 1641 tons.

5.50pm: Collier “Exmouth” cast off and left.

10.0pm: Colliers lines and fenders inspected frequently.

[Number on sick list: 10]


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28 April 1916

At Coaling Rendezvous

Lat -22.99, Long -70.41

5.40am: Resumed coaling.

1.40pm: No 2 Cutter left to bring stores from “Otranto”.

2.10pm: After coaling party finished coaling and transferred all coaling gear and stores from collier to “Orbita”.

4.5pm: Finished coaling, amount received 1900 tons.

4.20pm: Collier cast off and proceeded to anchor. Hands employed cleaning ship.

5.50pm: Darkened ship.

8.0pm: Gig hoisted.

8.30pm: Patrol boat called.

11.0pm: Boat from Otranto called.

[Number on sick list: 10]


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29 April 1916

At Coaling Rendezvous [though not stated in log]

Lat -22.99, Long -70.41

6.30am: Hands fall in and employed cleaning ship.

10.0am: Court of enquiry opened into conduct of Second mate of collier “Photinia”.

1.30pm: Hands fall in employed cleaning ship.

2.0pm: Received stores from “Otranto”.

2.45pm: All boat hoisted and secured.

4.30pm: Commenced to weigh.

4.50pm: Colliers “Photinia” and “Exmouth” under weigh.

5.11pm: Anchor aweigh and canted ship. 5.15pm: Proceeded at 45 Revolutions. Patent log streamed, set course N54W.

[Draft of Water leaving Forward 25ft 6in, Aft 26ft 8in]

6.35pm: Altered course N41W.

7.40pm: Sighted steamer bearing 30 degrees, Inclination 90 left.

9.30pm: Revolutions as requisite to keep position with collier.

10.0pm: Sighted steamer bearing green 20 degrees, Inclination 160 Right.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Fuel Remaining: 2036 + Received 1900 = 3936 tons]


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30 April 1916

From Coaling Rendezvous

Lat -21.17, Long -71.75

2.10am: Guns crews closed up.

4.0am, 7.0am and 11.0am: Revolutions as requisite.

4.20pm: Altered course N65W. 4.40pm: Resumed course N41W. Revolutions as requisite.

[Course and Distance made good: N 35 00 W, 129.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: of Position in 13 56 S, 76 36 W, N 32 32 W, 514 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]


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LOGS FOR MAY 1916


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for May 1916]

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

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 May 1916

From Coaling Rendezvous, at Sea

Lat -18.90, Long -73.40

9.15am: A Group exercised at divisional drill.

Noon: Altered course N39W. 0.30pm: Altered course N34W. Revolutions and courses as requisite to close with collier.

1.0pm: Altered course N39W.

4.50pm: Revolutions and course as requisite to close with collyer [sic].

5.20pm: Resumed course.

8.0pm: Altered course N57E and increased to 52 Revs.

8.20pm: Exercised port guns crews.

[Course and Distance made good: N 34 3 W, 164 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: of Position in 13 56 S, 76 36 W, N 31 49 W, 350.7 miles]


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2 May 1916

From Coaling Rendezvous, at Sea

Lat -16.95, Long -72.41

6.20am: Observed Mollendo ahead, altered course N32E. Reduced to 40 Revs.

7.25am: Observed steamer bearing green 80 degrees, Inclination 110 to left.

8.30am: Housed patent log. 8.40am: Altered course N28E.

9.0am: Stopped off Mollendo.

9.10am: Port officials and HBM Consul boarded. Engines used as requisite to keep ship in position.

10.0am: Canted ship and proceeded. Log streamed. 10.7am: Set course S75W.

10.15am: General quarters.

10.40am: Islay Point bearing North (True) distant 1.5 miles, altered course N79W.

11.30am: Cornejo Point bearing N24E (True) distant 5.5 miles.

1.34pm: Monte Fuerte bearing N24E (True) distant 9.5 miles.

4.15pm: Evening quarters. 4.25pm: Exercised fire stations.

4.30pm: Pescadores Point bearing N24E (True) distant 7.8 miles, altered course N71W, Log 59.8.

5.55pm: Darkened ship.

8.0pm: Observed steamers lights bearing green 5 degrees, Inclination 173 Right.

8.30pm: Rounds correct. Guns crews exercised.

9.30pm: Lights of Port Chala observed bearing Green 95 degrees.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 202 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position in 16 31 S, 73 20.5 W, N66W, 64 miles]


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3 May 1916

From Mollendo, at Sea

Lat -14.00, Long -76.55

1.55am: Exercised sea boats crews.

3.50am: Altered course N45W.

5.43am: Reduced to 60 Revs.

8.0am: Mesa de Doña Maria bearing S89E (True) distant 20.25 miles. 8.5am: Altered course N34W.

9.0am: Divisions and prayers. B group exercised at divisional drill. Hands employed cleaning ship.

Noon: Reduced to 40 Revs. 0.20pm: Engines stopped.

5.15pm: Proceeded at 35 Revolutions.

5.20pm: Sighted Collier “Photinia” bearing Red 45 degrees, set course S35E.

5.54pm: Log streamed.

6.20pm: Altered course N41W. Darkened ship.

7.20pm: Altered course N23W. Revolutions as requisite to keep station with collier.

8.30pm: Rounds, altered course N33W.

8.40pm: Guns crews mustered.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 305 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To Position in 13 56 S, 76 36 W, N28W, 5.5 miles]


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4 May 1916

From Mollendo

Lat -12.25, Long -77.28

2.30am: Guns crews closed up. Increased to 36 Revs.

2.55pm: Observed Steamers lights bearing Green 30 degrees, Inclination 130 degrees Right.

6.0am: Hands called. Revolutions as required to keep station.

8.0am: Altered course N6W.

9.7am: Observed Fronton Island bearing N17E (True) distant 19 miles.

10.59am: Housed log.

11.0am: Stopped and transferred mail to collier.

11.20am: Sea boat returned and hoisted.

11.30am: Proceeded at 60 Revs. Course S34E, Log streamed.

5.0pm: Evening quarters, exercised night defence.

9.20pm: West end of San Gallan Island bearing S50E (True) distant 3 miles. Altered course S26E.

10.25pm: Sighted steamer bearing green 45 degrees, Inclination 130 degrees Right.

11.35pm: Mount Carretas bearing N73E (True) distant 6.5 miles.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 136 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position in 14 12 S, 76 23 W, S24E, 122.5 miles]

[Weather mostly fine and quiet, noon temperature 70F, sea temperature 62F]


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5 May 1916

At Sea [though not stated in log]

Lat -15.73, Long -74.75

Midnight: Sighted steamer bearing Red 30 degrees, Inclination 150 degrees left.

3.10am: Altered course S55E.

7.57am: Morro de Acari bearing N54E distant 13.5 miles.

8.5am: Altered course S66E.

9.15am: General quarters; after ammunition supply party exercised at divisional drill. Sight setters and gunlayers at laying practice. Guns crews at loader.

10.45am: Sighted destroyer (Peruvian) laying of [off] Lomas Roads.

1.40pm: Chala Point bearing N31E (True) distant 6 miles.

6.7pm: Atico Point bearing N30E (True) distant 3.75 miles.

10.45pm: Altered course S62E. Increased to 62 Revs.

11.45pm: Observed Steamer bearing Red 90 degrees, Inclination 90 left.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 265 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To position in 16 30 S, 73 21 W, S60.5E, 94.5 miles]


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6 May 1916

At Arica

Lat -18.15, Long -70.82

3.20am: Mollendo Lights sighted bearing N48E (True) distant 16.5 miles.

5.55am: Observed steamer bearing Green 70 degrees steering North.

8.17am: Coles Point bearing N35E (T) distant 3.8 miles.

11.0am: Quarters, clean guns.

1.10pm: Observed Arica Head bearing S52.5E (True) Distant 18 miles.

2.10pm: Altered course S53E. Log housed.

2.40pm: Reduced to 30 Revs.

2.45pm: Stopped and cast anchor in Arica in 12 fathoms water veered to 30 fathoms cable Starboard Bower.

4.30pm: Officers left on shore leave.

6.10pm: Officers returned from shore. All boats hoisted except guard boat.

10.30pm: Guard boat making rounds frequently.

[Course and Distance made good: S 58 0 E, 271 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Anchorage Arica S55.75E, 33 miles]


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7 May 1916

From Arica to Iquique

Lat -18.46, Long -70.32 [estimated]

9.30am: Divisions. 9.45am: Divine Service.

1.30pm: Hands fall in, Nos 5, 6, 7 and 8 Boats hoisted and secured.

2.30pm: Commenced to weigh. 2.35pm: Anchor aweigh, proceeded at 40 Revs. 2.45pm: Set course S6W. Log steamed.

5.25pm: Cape Lobos bearing S70E (True) distant 5.5 miles. 5.35pm: Altered course S18E.

6.0pm: Darkened ship. 6.30pm: Increased to 45 Revs.

11.39pm: Pisagua Lights bearing N84E (True) distant 7.5 miles.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 33 miles]


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8 May 1916

From Arica, at Iquique

Lat -20.20, Long -70.15 [estimated]

0.20am: Sighted SS bearing Red 15, Inclination 175 Left.

1.45am: Lights of Caleta Buena bearing N84E distant 10 miles.

2.10am: Guns crews closed up.

2.45am: Log housed and ship stopped.

3.45am: Iquique Island Light bear[ing] S42E (True) distant 11 miles.

7.55am: Proceeded at 45 Revs, set course S34E to Iquique.

9.15am: Stopped. 9.20am: Cast anchor in 11 fathoms veered to 45 fathoms cable Starboard Bower. Nos 5, 8, 7 and 11 Lifeboats and dinghy lowered.

[Anchored Iquique] [Anchor Bearing (Magnetic): Iquique Island Light House S9.5E, 5.75 cables]

am: Hands employed scaling and painting ship outside.

10.45am: Captain left ship.

1.5pm: Officers left on shore leave.

1.30pm: CPOs left on shore leave.

4.0pm: Nos 5 and 11 Boats hoisted.

5.13pm: Sunset.

6.30pm: POs returned from leave. Darkened ship. Guard boat commenced duties and night lookouts placed.

10.40pm: Captain returned.

11.30pm: Officers returned from leave.

[Course and Distance made good: To Arica Various 33 miles; To Iquique Various 109 miles]


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9 May 1916

At and from Iquique, at Sea

Lat -20.62, Long -70.35

2.0am: Patrol boat challenged frequently.

6.0am: Hands called, night lookouts dismissed and masthead lookout placed.

6.30am: Hands fall in, wash decks, hoisted and secured No 8 lifeboat and gig.

8.40am: Hove short. 8.45am: Anchor aweigh and canted ship. 8.50am: Proceeded at 45 Revs. Course S46W. Log streamed.

9.0am: Iquique Island Light House bearing East (true) distant 1.1 miles.

9.15am: General quarters, sightsetters and gunlayers exercised at laying practice. Guns crews at loader.

10.25am: Gruesa Point bearing East (True) distant 6.5 miles. 10.30am: Altered course S12E.

1.36pm: Patache Point bearing East (True) distant 4 miles.

6.0pm: Altered course S29W.

8.50pm: Exercised guns crews.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 28 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: of Position in 21 56 S, 70 20.5 W, South 79 miles]

[Weather overcast and quiet, swell from SSW all day, noon temperature 65F, sea temperature 60F]


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10 May 1916

From Iquique, at Sea

Lat -19.52, Long -72.45

0.40am: Altered course N31W. 0.50am: Increased to 78 Revs.

2.5am: Sea boats crew mustered. 2.25am: Guns crews closed up.

4.20am: Sighted steamer bearing Green 25 degrees.

8.4am: Altered course N38W.

9.10am: Exercised fore control party. X and Y group to Divisional drill. Stokers at loader and morris tube practise.

9.45am: Port engine stopped for ER purposes. 9.45am[?]: Port engine resumed.

10.0am: All guns crews exercised at loader.

0.10pm: Altered course N40W.

8.40pm: Guns crews closed up.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 284.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position in 15 20 S, 75 20 W, N 33 20 W, 300 miles]


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11 May 1916

At Sea

Lat -15.62, Long -75.03

4.50am: Sighted steamer bearing green 45 degrees, Inclination 70 degrees Right.

7.45am: Altered course N56W.

8.0am: Cape Lomas bearing N83E (True) distant 11.25 miles.

8.40am: Sighted steamer bearing green 30 degrees. SS “Harewood”. Course and revolutions as requisite to close.

10.8am: Turned ship to S53E. Revolutions as requisite to keep station with collier.

am: Exercised Gunlayers, sightsetters, after supply and after control parties. Stokers at single stick exercise.

11.0am: Altered course S38E.

pm: Hands make and mend.

2.38pm: Morro Chala bore N61E (True) distant 27.4 miles.

3.0pm: Revolutions as requisite.

5.0pm: Evening quarters and physical drill. Revolutions and courses various to close with collier.

5.58pm: Resumed course S38E.

8.45pm: Closed up guns crews.

[Course and Distance made good: Various [blank]]

[True Bearing and Distance: of Position in 22 54 S, 70 40 W, S 29 30 E, 502 miles]


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12 May 1916

From Iquique, at Sea

Lat -18.80, Long -73.42

Midnight: Altered course S38E.

2.0am: Altered course Various also revolutions to keep station with collier.

8.0am: Course and revolutions various to keep station with collier.

10.30am: Sounding party exercised.

0.30pm: Altered course S43E.

7.0pm: Revolutions as requisite.

8.0pm: Altered course S38E.

9.18pm: Altered course S44E.

[Course and Distance made good: S 25 39 E, 212 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: S 34 20 E, 300.3 miles]


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13 May 1916

From Iquique

Lat -20.25, Long -70.70

2.20am: Guns crews closed up. 2.30am: Altered course N77E.

6.30am: Hands fall in and employed on Saturday routine and shipping coaling derricks.

10.45am: Altered course N56E to close collier, revolutions as required.

11.10am: Log housed. 11.15am: Stopped. 11.20am: Port sea boat lowered and dispatched to collier.

11.35am: Sea boat returned; proceeded at 50 Revs, course N77E.

pm: Revolutions as requisite.

0.55pm: Altered course S12E.

1.30pm: Stopped.

4.15pm: Evening quarters and night defence exercise. 4.20pm: Proceeded at 40 Revs. 4.25pm: Physical drill, set course S67E.

6.5pm: Altered course N42E.

6.23pm: Observed Iquique Island Light bearing N60E (True) distant 13 miles.

7.5pm: Stopped.

9.10pm: Observed steamer, Collier “Harewood”. 9.20pm: Altered course and revolutions various as requisite to close collier.

10.35pm: Set course S11E.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 213 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: of Position in 20 11 S, 70 22 W, N84E, 19 miles]


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14 May 1916

At Mejillones Bay

Lat -22.67, Long -70.43

1.0am: Revolutions as required to keep station with collier.

6.47am: Stopped engines. 7.5am: Proceeded at 65 Revs.

8.3am: Cape Paquica bearing East (True) distant 9 miles.

9.55am: Divisions. 10.15am: Divine Service.

10.25am: Signalled SS “Wabana” of Liverpool.

11.40am: Sighted HMS “Lancaster” ahead.

0.10pm: Altered course S14E. 0.45pm: Reduced to 55 Revs. 1.0pm: Log housed.

1.30pm: Cast starboard anchor in 62 fathoms with 96 fathoms cable. 1.34pm: Secured anchor and rang off engines.

[Anchored Mejillones Bay]

1.45pm: Received charts from HMS “Lancaster”.

3.30pm: Collier “Harewood” arrived.

4.5pm: Lieutenant Commander Collyer discharged to HMS “Lancaster” for hospital.

5.15pm: No 1 Seaboat hoisted inboard. HMS “Lancaster” anchor aweigh. 5.23pm: HMS “Lancaster” proceeded.

5.45pm: No 2 boat hoisted.

6.55pm: W/TO [Wireless Telegraphy Operator] left to fit up Collier.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 168 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To position in 22 56 S, 70 25 W, South 15.5 miles]


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15 May 1916

At Mejillones Bay

Lat -22.96, Long -70.44 [rough estimate]

[Anchored Mejillones Bay]

4.0am: Collier Harewood in sight.

5.50am: Lowered No 8 boat.

6.30am: Collier alongside and secured.

6.55am: Commenced coaling.

8.0am: Coaling suspended. 8.30am: Recommenced coaling.

Noon: Coaling suspended. 0.30pm: Recommenced coaling.

1.30pm: Harewood cast port anchor.

4.30pm: No 1 boat hoisted.

5.6pm: Darkened ship.

8.30pm: Rounds correct.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 3030 tons]


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16 May 1916

At Mejillones Bay

Lat -22.96, Long -70.44

[Anchored Mejillones Bay]

1.0am: Collier rolling heavily. 1.25am: Cast off collier fore and aft.

6.20am: Collier alongside and secured. 6.30am: Commenced coaling. Starboard engine slow astern to turn ship.

6.50am: Suspend coaling, collier rolling too heavily. 6.58am: Collier cast off. 7.0am: Finished with engines.

7.30am: Compared Chronometers with “Harewood”.

8.15am: Stand by engines. Engines moved as requisite to turn ship.

9.5am: Stopped, cast kedge anchor, 120 fathoms. Heaved in forward to 7 shackles.

9.50am: Collier alongside and commenced coaling.

11.46am: Port engine slow astern. 11.57am: Stopped engines and heaved up kedge anchor. Noon: Coaling suspend.

0.45pm: Recommenced coaling.

2.0pm: Engines moved as requisite to keep ship in position.

4.25pm: No 8 boat hoisted.

5.30pm: Finished coaling receiving 700 tons. 5.45pm: Collier cast off.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Weather mostly cloudy with light winds; south westerly swell all day, noon temperature 64F, sea temperature 60F]


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17 May 1916

At Mejillones

Lat -23.06, Long -70.45 [estimated]

[Anchored Mejillones Bay]

6.40am: Sighted steamer bearing green 70, inclination 90 left.

8.45am: Hove short.

9.20am: Anchor up, full speed ahead both.

9.28am: Set Course S4W.

10.15am: Course as necessary. 10.20am: Slow both engines. 10.23am: Stopped. Let go Starboard anchor to 3 shackles in 14 fathoms of water.

[Anchored Mejillones] [Draft Arriving off Mejillones Forward 25ft 6in, Aft 25ft 6in]

10.40am: Chilian Guard Officer came on board. Hands employed cleaning ship.

1.15pm: Officers left for shore.

2.0pm: No 2 Gun (Starboard) dismantled for overhaul.

5.10pm: Sunset. 5.30pm: Officers returned from shore leave.

5.35pm: No 7 Lifeboat hoisted.

5.55pm: Anchor aweigh and turned ship. 6.5pm: Proceeded at 50 Revs. Course N32W.

6.34pm: Angamos Point Light bore S66W distant 4 miles.

6.40pm: Altered course and revolutions as required to communicate with collier.

7.15pm: Stopped and lowered port sea boat and dispatched her to collier.

8.30pm: Boat returned, hoisted, proceeded at 45 Revs, Course South (True). Log streamed.

9.10pm: Angamos Point Light bore East (True) distant 4 miles.

10.45pm: Altered course S5E, Log 19.

11.15pm: Angamos Point bore East (True) distant 12 miles.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 11 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal Received 708 + 3012 = 3720 tons]


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18 May 1916

From Mejillones, at Antofogasta [Antofagasta]

Lat -23.64, Long -70.41 [estimated]

2.15am: Observed Tetas Point Light bearing S63E (True).

3.15am: Tetas Point Light bearing EAST (True) distant 12 miles. 3.25am: Engines Stopped. Log housed.

6.35am: Turned ship to S83E and proceeded towards Antofogasta at 55 Revs.

8.15am: Quarters, clean guns.

9.30am: Stopped. 9.35am: Cast anchor in 25 fathoms water veered to 90 fathoms of cable.

[Anchored Antofogasta]

am: Hands employed cleaning ship and as requisite.

1.30pm: Officers left on shore leave.

4.25pm: Hoisted Port sea boat.

6.0pm: Receiving stores.

6.50pm: Captain returned [though unclear when he left], gig hoisted.

11.20pm: Officers returned from shore.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 66 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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19 May 1916

From Antofogasta

Lat -23.10, Long -70.68

[Anchored Antofagasta]

6.30am: Hands fall in wash decks and hoisted No 8 Boat.

7.25am: Hove short. 7.35am: Anchor weighed, proceeded at 52 Revs, Course N82W. Log streamed.

9.0am: Tetas Point Light House bore N23E (True) distant 2 miles.

9.20am: Altered course N5W.

10.35am: All guns crews exercised at loader.

10.45am: Observed steamer bearing Red 20 degrees, proved to be collier “Harewood”.

11.32am: Altered course N16E.

0.31pm: Ship stopped communicate with collier. 0.57pm: Proceeded at 52 Revs, Course N1W. Log streamed.

6.25pm: Observed Tocopilla Lights bearing N84E (True).

6.41pm: Tocopilla Light bearing S86E (True) distant 18 miles.

11.30am: Guns crews closed up.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 43 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: of Position 22 59 S, 70 38 W, N22E, 6.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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20 May 1916

From Antofogasta [sic], at Sea

Lat -19.38, Long -70.47

0.50am: Sighted steamer bearing green 40 degrees, Steering South.

5.0am: Observed lights of Iquique bearing Green 45 degrees.

6.40am: Observed sailing vessel bearing green 10 degrees.

7.35am: Reduced to 45 Revs. 7.46am: Altered course North.

8.30am: Altered course N3W.

10.35am: Altered course N18E. Hands employed Saturday routine.

11.45am: Engines stopped, log housed.

0.35pm: Sighted steamer bearing red 50 degrees. 0.45pm: Revolutions and courses as requisite to close RMS “Oronsa”.

1.25pm: Engines stopped, lowered Starboard sea boats and despatched same to “Oronsa” for stores.

2.30pm: Sea boats hoisted and secured. Proceeded at 50 Revs. 2.45pm: Set course S44W, Log streamed.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 227 miles]

[Number on sick list: 14]


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21 May 1916

From Antofogasta, at Sea

Lat -19.75, Long -70.88

2.0am: Altered course South. 2.20am: Altered course N45W. 2.45am: Altered course N68E. Increased to 62 Revs.

8.20am: Stopped engines. Log housed.

10.0am: Divisions 10.15am: Divine-Service.

11.0am: Proceeded at 45 Revs, course N70E. Log re-streamed.

0.25pm: Sighted sailing vessel bearing green 15 degrees, Inclination 98 Right.

4.0pm: Log housed.

4.30pm: Stopped and cast anchor in Pisagua Bay veered to 45 fathoms cable in 24 fathoms water.

[Anchored Pisagua]

5.0pm: Captain of Port and HBM Consul boarded.

6.5pm: Commenced to weighed [sic]. 6.10pm: Proceeded at 45 Revs, Course S85W. Log streamed.

6.45pm: Altered course S4E.

7.11pm: Lights on Alto of Junin bearing S80E (True) distant 7.5 miles.

8.52pm: Lights of Caleta Buena abeam.

11.23pm: Iquique Island Light bearing S80E (True) distant 14.5 miles.

11.40pm: Observed steamer bearing Red 20 degrees, Inclination 75 degrees left.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 189 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: of Position in 19 35 S, 70 17 W, N74E, 36 miles]


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22 May 1916

From Pisagua, at Sea

Lat -21.85, Long -70.73

8.30am: Quarters clean guns.

9.0am: Divisions and prayers. 9.10am: Exercised fore control party.

am: Hands employed painting and as requisite.

10.30am: Gully of Iquine abeam distant 30 miles.

3.25pm: Observed Mount Mejillones bearing S16E (True) Distant 52.5 miles.

4.20pm: A Group exercised at loader drill.

6.40pm: Observed Angamos Point Light bearing S35E (True).

8.10pm: Observed Steamer bearing Red 50 degrees. 8.20pm: Altered course S70E. 8.45am: Altered course East. 8.53pm: Altered course S4E.

10.11pm: Angamos Point Light bearing East (T) distant 19 miles.

10.20pm: Engines stopped, log housed.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 179 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: of Position 25 miles West of Angamos Point S10W, 72 miles]


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23 May 1916

From Pisagua, at Sea

Lat -22.61, Long -71.29

[Ship Stopped]

6.30am: Proceeded at 45 Revs, set course S36W.

8.45am: Increased to 60 Revs. Observed steamer bearing green 70 degrees, Collier “Harewood”.

9.5am: Altered course West.

9.25am: Altered course N57W.

9.36am: Stopped and lowered Starboard sea boat and dispatched same to collier.

10.0am: Boat returned and hoisted. Proceeded at 68 Revs. Set course N38W, Log streamed.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 123 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: of Position in 15 00 S, 79 00 W, N 30 14 W, 259 miles]

[Wind southerly then south easterly, force 5 all pm, sea state rough with SSW swell]


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24 May 1916

From Pisagua, at Sea

Lat -19.05, Long -73.55

4.25am: Reduced to 45 Revs.

9.15am: Stewards exercised at abandon ship stations and supplying boats with stores. X and Y groups at rifle exercise: all groups exercised at loader.

10.0am: Ship laid head to WSW, engines stopped, log housed.

[Engines Stopped]

3.50pm: Observed steamer bearing Red 115 degrees, Inclination 180 degrees.

4.50pm: Communicated with Collier “Harewood”.

5.40pm: Darkened ship.

[Course and Distance made good: N 30 31 W, 248.4 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: of Position in 15 00 S, 76 00 W, N 29 58 W, 280.5 miles]

[Southerly or south easterly wind force 4 all day, southerly swell, weather overcast, noon air and sea temperature 66F]


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25 May 1916

From Pisagua, at Sea

Lat -18.67, Long -73.60

[Engines Stopped]

2.7am: Guns crews closed up.

8.30am: Quarters, clean guns, gunlayers to time on aim exercises.

9.15am: Fore control party exercised at spotting table and primary and local control officers. Forward ammunition supply party exercised. All guns crews to loader. Watch of firemen to cutlass drill.

10.0am: Proceeded at 45 Revs, course N31E. Log streamed.

11.30am: Observed steamer bearing red 15 degrees.

0.30pm: Signalled SS “Elleric” bound from Newport (Monmouthshire) to Mejillones del Sur.

pm: Hands make and mend. Carpenters crew employed as requisite.

4.30pm: Altered course N46W.

4.45pm: Sighted steamer bearing green 46 degrees, Inclination 70 degrees left. 4.50pm: Increased to 50 Revs.

5.30pm: Darkened ship.

10.15pm: Exercised night action.

[Course and Distance made good: N 6 50 W, 23 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To position in 15 00 S, 76 00 W, N 32 3 W, 259.5 miles]


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26 May 1916

From Pisagua, at Sea

Lat -15.72, Long -75.37

3.10am: Guns crews closed up.

6.5am: Observed steamer bearing green 16 degrees, Inclination 50 left. Hands employed scrubbing decks.

6.25am: Increased to 52 Revs.

8.0am: Increased to 60 Revs.

8.30am; Quarters, clean guns and exercised Gunlayers and Sight setters at time on aim.

9.15am: Exercised action, after steering gear connected and tested. All alarm bells tested.

10.30am: Guns crews exercised at loader.

11.10am: Observed land bearing Green 45 degrees.

0.10pm: Altered course N55W. Revolutions as requisite to close collier “Competitor”.

0.55pm: Stopped engines.

2.0pm: Proceeded at 60 Revs, course N43W. Log streamed reset.

3.16pm: Lat by Observation 15 27 S, Long 75 36 W.

4.15pm: Evening quarters and physical drill.

10.0pm: Exercised night action. 10.10pm: Altered course N28W.

[Course and Distance made good: N 28 9 W, 201 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: N45W, 60.8 miles, Position in 15 00 S, 76 00 W]


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27 May 1916

From Pisagua

Lat -12.23, Long -77.32

8.40am: Revolutions various as requisite.

9.20am: Engines stopped. Log housed.

10.25am: Sighted tanker bearing green 90 degrees, proceeded courses and engines as requisite for closing.

10.45am: Exercised fore control and foremost guns.

11.0am: Signalled SS “Bradford” of New York bound for Arica.

11.15am: Turned to N10E and proceeded 45 Revs.

11.40am: Engines stopped.

0.35pm: Observed steamer bearing Red 20 degrees Steering South.

2.3pm: Proceeded at 50 Revs, course N3E.

2.45pm: Palominos Light House bearing S83E (True) distant 2.5 miles.

3.10pm: Altered course Various rounding San Lorenzo Island.

4.20pm: Engines stopped.

4.55pm: Lowered starboard sea boat and despatched same to collier “Harewood” for mails.

5.55pm: Sea boat hoisted and secured. Proceeded at 60 Revs. Log streamed. 6.0pm: Set course S67W.

6.15pm: Darkened ship.

8.5pm: Altered course S81W.

9.56pm: Altered course N34W.

10.16pm: Reduced to 50 Revs.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 241 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: of Palominos Rock Light House N29E, 7.5 miles]


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28 May 1916

From Pisagua to Sechura Bay and at Sea

Lat -10.04, Long -79.36

0.20am: Observed steamer bearing red 10 degrees, Inclination 170 left.

3.5am: Observed steamer bearing red 30 degrees, Inclination 30 degrees right.

7.37am: Altered course N45W. Increased to 60 Revs.

9.15am: Altered course N50W.

10.0am: Divisions. 10.20am: Divine-service.

11.37am: Altered course N4W. Reduced to 55 Revs.

2.5pm: Observed Peruvian barque bearing green 10 degrees, steering WSW.

2.40pm: Observed steamer bearing red 50 degrees, Inclination 120 left.

3.5pm: Decreased to 45 Revs.

4.15pm: Evening quarters; altered course N37W.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 211 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: of Position in 9 20 S, 79 22 W, North 43 miles]

[Weather overcast, noon temperature 72F, sea temperature 64F]


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29 May 1916

From Pisagua, at Sechura Bay

Lat -7.02, Long -80.83

1.45am: Observed steamer bearing red 10 degrees, Inclination 10 degrees Right.

6.5am: Altered course S15W to close collier “Harewood”. 6.25am: Resumed course.

7.25am: Observed steamer bearing Red 20 degrees.

8.30am: Quarters, clean guns and Gunlayers and Sightsetters to time on aim.

9.3am: Altered course N26E. 9.15am: Observed Lobos de Afuera Islands bearing green 26 degrees. A group and after control party to drill. Stokers to sword bayonet exercise, guns crews to loader.

10.25am: Altered course N22W. 10.50am: Altered course Various also revs to close “Harewood”.

11.20am: Stopped and received “Lancasters” mail from “Harewood”.

11.26am: Proceeded.

Noon: Lobos de Afuera Islands Light House bearing N72E (True) distant 9 miles.

2.5pm: Lobos de Tierra Island Light House bearing N72E (True) distant 10.5 miles.

pm: Hands rigging coaling gear.

3.50pm: Altered course N3W.

5.0pm: Punta Aguja bearing S81E (True) distant 3 miles, altered course N34E.

5.34pm: Observed HMS “Lancaster” and collier bearing green 25 degrees. 5.42pm: Altered course N55E, Log in.

6.0pm: Courses and revs as requisite.

6.30pm: Stopped and cast anchor in 19 fathoms veered to 60 fathoms cable.

[Anchored Sechura Bay]

6.52pm: Anchor dragging and weighed.

7.5pm: Cast anchor in 19 fathoms veered to 108 fathoms cable port bower. 7.15pm: Darkened ship.

11.40pm: Commenced to weigh. 11.50pm: Anchor weighed and turned ship.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 216 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: of Position 4.5 miles West (True) from Aguja Point N 18 00 W, 69 miles]


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30 May 1916

From Pisagua and at Sechura Bay, at Payta and Sechura Bay

Lat -5.07, Long -81.09

0.10am: Proceeded at 45 Revs, course N46W. Log streamed.

1.20am: Mustered sea boats crew.

2.5am: Guns crews closed up.

6.40am: Altered course N85E. Increased to 72 Revs.

7.10am: Observed Saddle of Payta bearing S72E (True) distant 25.5 miles.

8.0am: Foca Island bearing S36E (True) distant 11.25 miles.

8.50am: Revolutions and courses as requisite.

9.0am: Arrived Payta and cast anchor in 9 fathoms veered to 45 fathoms cable Starboard Bower.

[Anchored Payta]

9.30am: Captain of Port boarded. 9.40am: HBM Consul boarded.

am: B group exercised at rifle drill. Stokers at loader. Hands employed as requisite and preparing for coaling.

11.35am: Weighed anchor and turned ship. 11.50am: Proceeded at 72 Revs, course N50W.

Noon: Set course S75W. 0.20pm: Altered course S5W. 0.36pm: Altered course S10E.

0.56pm: Foca Island bearing S65E (True) distant 1.25 miles, altered course S35E.

2.0pm: Observed HMS “Lancaster” and collier bearing green 5 degrees.

3.30pm: Housed log. 3.40pm: Revs and courses as requisite. 3.52pm: Cast anchor in 20 fathoms veered to 105 fathoms cable.

[Anchored Sechura Bay]

6.30pm: Darkened ship.

7.15pm: “Lancaster” weighed and left with two colliers.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 178 miles]


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31 May 1916

From Payta, at Sechura Bay

Lat -5.72, Long -80.98 [rough estimate]

6.0am: Hands fall in and prepare to secure collier.

6.15am: Collier “Exmouth” alongside.

6.50am: Commenced coaling ship.

8.0am to 8.30am: Coaling suspended.

Noon: Coaling suspended. 0.40pm: Resumed coaling.

3.4pm to 4.0pm: Coaling suspended.

5.45pm: Hoisted and secured Nos 1 and 7 lifeboats.

6.30pm: Finished coaling for this day, total amount received being 444 tons.

pm: 444 tons Received, 3140 Remaining, Total tons 3584 on Board. Consumed tons 14, Remaining Midnight 3570 31st.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 51 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 3140 tons, Midnight 30th]


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LOGS FOR JUNE 1916


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for June 1916]

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

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 June 1916

From Sechura Bay, at Payta

Lat -5.07, Long -81.12 [estimated]

0.5am: Collier “Exmouth” cast off and proceeded to sea.

1.20am: Weighed anchor and turned ship, engines as requisite.

1.28am: Proceeded at 45 Revs, course N37W. Log streamed.

5.30am: Observed Saddle of Payta S58E (True) distant 4 miles, altered course N26E.

7.9am: Altered course N85E.

7.48am: Log housed.

7.55am: Stopped off Port Payta. 8.0am: Cast anchor in 8 fathoms veered to 45 fathoms cable on Port Bower.

[Anchored Payta] [Anchor Bearings (Magnetic): Oil Tank S63E, Cathedral S10.5E, Signal Station N88.5W.

8.55am: Captain left for shore.

am: Draft of Water at Payta:- Forward 25ft 6in, Aft 24ft 6in.

11.0am: Captain returned.

2.30pm: Captain left for shore.

pm: Hands make and mend.

6.15pm: Sunset. 7.0pm: Darkened ship.

7.30pm: Captain left for shore.

10.15pm: Captain returned.

10.40pm: Commenced to weigh. 10.50pm: Anchor aweigh and turned ship, engines and helm as requisite.

10.55pm: Proceeded at 45 Revs. 11.0pm: Log streamed.

11.30pm: Rocky Point bearing South (True) distant 6 miles, set Course S25W.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 55 miles]


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2 June 1916

From Payta, at Sea

Lat -6.17, Long -81.12

1.57am: Altered course N3W.

3.8am: Altered course S29W.

3.30am: Observed steamer bearing Red 10 degrees, Inclination 85 Right.

4.50am: Altered course East.

5.50am: Sighted collier “Exmouth” bearing Red 70 degrees. Courses and revs altered as requisite to close.

6.5am: Proceeded on course S12E working up to 72 Revs.

9.10am: General quarters, altered course S32E.

10.25am: Pisura Point bearing N67E (True) distant 15.25 miles.

10.50am: Altered course S41E.

2.8pm: Lobos de Tierra Islands Light House N58E (True) distant 3.5 miles.

4.25pm: Lobos de Afuera Islands Light House S58W (True) distant 6.5 miles.

8.0pm: Commenced to work down to 55 Revs.

8.15pm: Guns crews closed up.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 113 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To Position 3.5 miles S58W (True) from Mazorca Island Light House S32E, 374 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Weather cloudy or overcast, noon temperature 65F, sea temperature 60F]


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3 June 1916

From Payta, at Ferrol Bay

Lat -9.11, Long -78.59 [rough estimate]

0.20am: Altered course S57E. Reduced to 50 Revs. Observed steamer bearing green 10 degrees, Inclination 175 degrees Right.

2.10am: Guns crews closed up.

7.3am: Increased to 55 Revs.

7.35am: Observed Guanape Island bearing N28E (True) distant 14.5 miles.

8.30am: Hands fall in and employed Saturday routine.

8.56am: Chao Island N40E (True) distant 10.5 miles.

9.50am: Sighted steamer bearing green 45 degrees, Inclination 170 degrees Right.

11.9am: South end of Blanca Island N40E (True) distant 1 mile.

11.20am: Housed log. 11.30am: Stopped in Ferrol Bay and cast anchor in 7 fathoms veered to 30 fathoms cable Starboard Bower.

[Anchored Ferrol Bay]

1.50pm: Officers and men landed on shore leave.

3.15pm: Chilean steamer “Maipu” [probably Maipo] passed in to Chimbote.

4.20pm: Officers and men returned from shore. 4.50pm: All boats hoisted and Secured.

6.15pm: Darkened ship.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 239 miles]


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4 June 1916

From Ferrol Bay to Callao

Lat -9.73, Long -78.42

7.10am: Commenced to weigh. 7.15am: Anchor aweigh and turned ship. 7.20am: Proceeded at 45 Revs, courses various. 7.40am: Set course S30E. NE End of Middle Ferrol Island bearing N69E (True) distant 1 mile.

10.0am: Divisions. 10.20am: Divine Service.

11.40am: Colina Redonda Point N69E (True) distant 5 miles.

1.37pm: Cornejos Island N69E (True) distant 6 miles.

3.20pm: Legarto Head Light House N69E (True) distant 4.5 miles.

6.0pm: Jahuey Point [Punta Jagüey] N69E (True) distant 7.5 miles.

9.0pm: Guns crews closed up.

11.50pm: Observed Mazorca Island Light S30E (True) distant 13.75 miles.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 38 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position in 11 26 S, 77 47 W, S20E, 109 miles]


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5 June 1916

From Ferrol Bay, at Callao

Lat -12.05, Long -77.17 [estimated]

1.16am: Mazorca Island Light bearing N69E (True) distant 2 miles. 1.20am: Altered course S47E. Reduced to 40 Revs.

8.0am: Observed NW end of San Lorenzo Island bearing S11E (True) distant 2.25 miles. 8.15am: Altered course S85E.

8.22am: House log shewing 157.5.

8.55am: Stopped engines. 9.0am: Cast anchor in 6.5 fathoms veered to 30 fathoms cable on Port Bower.

[Anchored Callao Bay]

10.30am: Commenced receiving fresh water.

1.30pm: Officers on shore leave left ship.

5.0pm: Receiving stores and water.

7.0pm: Receiving fresh water throughout and stewards stores occasionally.

11.15pm: Officers returned from shore.

11.50pm: Finished receiving stores.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 162 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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6 June 1916

From Callao, at Sea

Lat -12.48, Long -77.13

[Anchored Callao]

2.0am: Receiving Fresh water throughout.

5.30am: Finished receiving water.

6.30am: Hands fall in and wash decks and received stores.

8.45am: Commenced to weigh. 8.50am: Anchor aweigh and turned ship.

[Draft of Water leaving Callao: Forward 24ft 10in, Aft 26ft 00in]

9.0am: Proceeded at 60 Revs, Course S80W.

9.30am: Courses as requisite rounding San Lorenzo Island. 9.46am: Set course S31E.

9.57am: Palominos Light House N69E distant 1 mile, Log 9.6.

am: All guns crews exercised at loader.

2.22pm: Asia Island bearing N69E (True) distant 18.5 miles.

4.20pm: Exercised collision stations.

8.26pm: San Gallan Island bearing N69E (True) distant 6.4 miles, altered course S43E.

10.35pm: Increased to 65 Revs. Sighted steamer bearing green 5 degrees.

10.48pm: Carretas Head N56E (True) distant 5 miles.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 32 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position in 13 53 S, 76 34 W, S21E, 91 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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7 June 1916

From Callao, at Port San Nicolas

Lat -15.25, Long -75.24 [estimated]

2.0am: Altered course S56E.

6.25am: Altered course N50E. 6.30am: Hands fall in and prepare for coaling ship.

6.45am: Altered courses as requisite rounding Harmless Point.

7.10am: Stopped and cast anchor in 10 fathoms water veered to 75 fathoms cable Starboard Bower.

[Anchored Port San Nicolas]

8.20am: “Lancaster” commenced coaling.

9.0am: Captain left for “Lancaster”.

am: Hands employed rigging coaling gear.

10.30am: Captain returned.

3.15pm: “Lancaster” completed coaling.

4.30pm: Transferred wireless operator transferred to collier “Competitor”.

4.48pm: Collier “Exmouth” secured alongside.

6.5pm: Collier “Harewood” arrived and anchored.

6.30pm: Darkened ship.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 208 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 3284 tons]


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8 June 1916

From Callao

Lat -15.25, Long -75.24

[San Nicolas Bay]

5.45am: Hands fall in for coaling Ship.

6.25am: Commenced coaling.

8.0am to 8.30am: Coaling suspended.

9.50am: Collier “Harewood” left.

Noon to 0.40pm: Coaling suspended.

1.45pm: Received quantity of stores from Collier.

3.45pm to 4.0pm: Coaling suspended.

4.0pm: Received quantity of empty drums from Lancaster.

6.0pm: Ceased coaling, having received 406 tons. 6.15pm: Darkened ship.

6.55pm: “Lancaster” weighed and proceeded.


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9 June 1916

From Callao, at San Nicolas Bay

Lat -15.25, Long -75.24

5.45am: Hands fall in and shift collier.

6.35am: Resumed coaling.

2.30pm: Finished coaling, collier swept, quantity received 525 tons.

pm: Hands employed cleaning ship and unrigging coaling gear.

3.50pm: Collier cast off and anchored.

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 3255 + 525 Received = 3780 tons Total]

[Weather fine or cloudy, south easterly wind force 4 or 5 all day, noon temperature 65F, sea temperature 56F]


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10 June 1916

From Port San Nicolas, at Port San Juan [San Juan de Marcona]

Lat -15.35, Long -75.17 [estimated]

6.30am: Hands fall in and employed Saturday routine.

7.10am: Collier “Exmouth” weighed and proceeded to Sea.

8.40am: No 7 Lifeboat hoisted and secured.

8.55am: Commenced to weigh. 9.0am: Aweigh and turned ship. 9.15am: Proceeded at 45 Revs, course N78W. 9.20am: Altered course S40W.

9.40am: Altered course S40E. Harmless Point N60E (True) distant 1.5 miles.

9.56am: Altered course S60E.

11.0am: Stopped in Port San Juan. Cast anchor in 12.5 fathoms veered to 60 fathoms cable Port Bower.

[Anchored Port San Juan]

1.50pm: Officers left for shore.

1.55pm: Captain left ship.

2.15pm: Liberty men left.

3.30pm: Captain returned.

4.35pm: Officers and liberty men returned. No 1 Lifeboat hoisted.

5.33pm: Sunset.

6.0pm: No 2 Lifeboat hoisted. 6.15pm: Darkened ship.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 13 miles]


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11 June 1916

From Port San Juan to Iquique

Lat -15.35, Long -75.17

[Port San Juan]

2.0am: Rounds and cells visited frequently. Anchor bearings carefully attended.

8.15am: Sighted Peruvian steamer steering to NW.

10.0am: Divisions. 10.15am: Divine-Service.

11.10am: Collier “Exmouth” closed for communications.

Noon: “Exmouth” proceeded as instructed.

4.45pm: Hoisted Starboard Sea boat.

5.0pm: Weighed anchor and turned ship. Evening quarters.

5.15pm: Proceeded at 45 Revs, course S70W. 5.25pm: Altered course S40W.

5.45pm to 5.53pm: Stopped. 5.53pm: Proceeded at 45 Revs, course South.

6.0pm: Darkened ship. Log streamed.

6.10pm: Altered course S61E. Morro de Acari N34E (True) 6 miles.

7.20pm: Sighted steamer bearing green 45 degrees.

9.15pm: Sighted steamer green 60 degrees, proved to be Collier “Exmouth”.

9.30pm: Lights of Lomas bearing N36E (True) distant 5.75 miles.

10.0pm: Altered course S64E.

11.0pm: Revolutions as required to keep station with collier “Exmouth”.


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12 June 1916

From Port San Juan to Iquique, at Sea

Lat -16.47, Long -73.73

2.45am: Guns crews closed up. 2.50am: Sea boats crew exercised.

4.0am: Revolutions as requisite.

5.10am: Observed steamer bearing green 10 degrees. 5.15am: Altered course S70E.

5.45am: Altered course S58E.

7.10am: Sighted steamer bearing Red 15 degrees, Inclination 13 degrees Left.

7.30am: Nos 1 and 2 Port guns closed up.

8.33am: Atico Point N33E (True) distant 6 miles.

am: Stokers to manual exercise. Hands employed cleaning out boats.

10.50am: Altered course S74W.

11.30am: Increased to 50 Revs.

0.25pm: Altered course S50E. Increased to 55 Revs.

5.42pm: Darkened ship.

10.10pm: Guns crews closed up.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 133 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To Iquique S42E, 298 miles]


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13 June 1916

From Port San Juan to Iquique, at Sea

Lat -19.13, Long -71.23

am: Hands employed painting out boats and as requisite.

3.30pm: Observed land bearing Red 50 degrees.

3.40pm: Observed Steamer Red 5 degrees.

4.20pm: General quarters, courses as requisite. Signalled SS “Somerset”.

8.50pm: Observed Iquique Island Light bearing S42E (True) distant 19 miles. 9.0pm: Altered course S11E.

10.0pm: Engines stopped, log housed. Iquique Island Light bearing S69E (True) distant 15 miles.

10.5pm: Guns crews closed up.

[Course and Distance made good: S 42 30 W, 220.6 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: of Iquique Island Light House S43E, 88.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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14 June 1916

From Port San Juan, at Iquique

Lat -20.20, Long -70.16 [estimated]

[Ship Stopped]

0.55am: Sighted steamer bearing green 80 degrees, Inclination 180 degrees Right.

1.5am to 1.20am: Engines worked as requisite.

1.50am: Sighted steamer bearing red 20 degrees.

2.45am: Guns crews closed up.

6.15am: Proceeded at 50 Rev. Course S57E.

6.45am: Sighted Chilian Warship bearing red 20 degrees.

8.0am: Altered course S59E.

8.40am: Stopped and cast anchor in 17 fathoms water veered to 75 fathoms cable Starboard Bower. Lowered No 1 and 2 sea boats and gig. Draft of Water Arriving: Forward 25ft 00in, Aft 25ft 10in.

[Anchored Iquique] [Anchor Bearings (Magnetic): Light House on Island S2W, Clock Tower in Plaza S28E, Hospital Flag Staff S58.5E]

10.0am: Captain left for shore.

10.30am: Captain returned.

1.30pm: Officers left for shore.

2.35pm: Intendiente of Port visited ship.

2.40pm: Received quantity of stores ex SS “Potosi” [Potosi (3) listed here].

3.10pm: Transferred mail to SS “Peru”.

5.7pm: Sunset.

5.35pm: Officers returned from shore.

5.45pm: Weighed anchor and proceeded at 45 Revs.

5.46pm: Iquique Island Light House South (True) distant 1 mile. Set course S63W, Log streamed.

8.0pm: Increased to 50 Revs.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 89 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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15 June 1916

From Iquique, at Sea

Lat -20.91, Long -72.33

8.0am: Altered course S8W. 8.5am: Observed tank steamer bearing green 40 degrees, Inclination 90 degrees right.

am: Stokers exercised at loader. Hands employed cleaning and painting lifeboats and as requisite.

pm: Hands make and mend.

3.35pm: Position by Observation:- Lat 21 11 S, Long 72 33 5 W.

5.51pm: Altered course N35W.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 143 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Port San Nicolas N26W, 381 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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16 June 1916

From Iquique, at Sea

Lat -19.38, Long -73.83

9.0am: Divisions and prayers. 9.10am: General quarters. Engines stopped, log housed.

9.15am: Dropped target and proceeded on courses requisite for 1 inch Aiming practice by gunlayers, trainers, and sightsetters; Stokers exercised at rifle firing.

10.30am: Stopped and picked up target. 10.35am: Resumed course N35W and speed. Log streamed.

4.25pm: Exercised fire stations.

10.20pm: Engines stopped, log housed.

11.50pm: Guns crews closed up.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 170 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To position in 17 00 S, 75 00 W, N26W, 160 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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17 June 1916

From Iquique, at Sea

Lat -17.83, Long -74.73

[Engines Stopped]

2.50am: Guns crews closed up.

8.20am: Hands fall in. Saturday routine and painting lifeboats.

9.55am: Proceeded at 45 Revs, course N20W. Log streamed. 10.10am: Altered course N32W.

4.45pm: Observed steamer bearing green 60 degrees, Inclination 50 degrees left. Collier “Competitor”. One prisoner released from cells.

5.15pm: Altered course N22E.

5.55pm: Darkened ship. 6.0pm: Engines stopped. 6.5pm: Proceeded at 45 Revs, Course N18W.

[Course and Distance made good; N29W, 106 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position in 17 00 S, 75 00 W, N 16 48 W, 52 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Weather cloudy or overcast, light winds, southerly swell, noon temperature 64F, sea temperature 62F]


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18 June 1916

From Iquique, at Port San Nicolas

Lat -15.24, Long -75.24 [estimated]

6.10am: Observed land on starboard bow.

6.20am: Sighted steamer bearing Green 40 degrees, Inclination 90 degrees left.

6.40am: Altered course N4W.

7.40am: Altered course N14E. 7.55am: Altered course S55E.

8.40am: Beware Point N33E (True) distant 2 miles, altered course S66E. Challenged by HMS “Lancaster”.

9.40am: Engines as requisite. 9.50am: Arrived and cast anchor in 10 fathoms veered to 60 fathoms cable Starboard Bower.

[Anchored Port San Nicolas] [Anchor Bearings: Morro Acari S62E, Harmless Point S72W, Unnamed Point of SW side of Bay S [sic] S51W]

[Draft of Water: Forward 24ft 00in, Aft 26ft 6in]

10.0am: Divisions and prayers.

10.25am: Church Party left for Lancaster.

11.50am: Church Party returned.

5.29pm: Sunset. 6.0pm: Darken Ship.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 185 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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19 June 1916

From Port San Nicolas

Lat -15.24, Long -75.24

[Anchored Port San Nicolas]

7.25am: Received quantity of empty drums from “Lancaster”.

8.0am: Transferred mail to “Lancaster”.

9.53am: Commenced to weigh anchor. 9.59am: Anchor aweigh slow ahead Port Engine. 10.1am: Half ahead Port, Slow astern Starboard. 10.3am: Stopped Starboard engine. 10.5am: Slow ahead Starboard. 10.6am: Half ahead starboard. 10.8am: Full astern both. 10.10am: Stopped. 10.11am: Full astern, closed watertight doors, ship having touched ground.

10.32am: Doors opened. 10.35am: Stopped engines.

10.50am: Pumps put on No 1 Bilges and commenced getting up ammunition.

11.26am: Cast anchor in 10 fathoms veered to 60 fathoms cable Starboard Bower.

[Anchor Bearings: Morro Acari S62E, Harmless Point S74W, Unnamed Point SE side of Bay S50W]

11.41am: Diver descended to examine hull.

0.30pm: Diver completed survey and reported one plate fractured, one plate dented and several rivets loosened.

1.15pm: Ammunition survey by gunnery officer of “Lancaster”.

3.30pm: Commenced to weigh. 3.55pm: Anchor aweigh and turned ship and engines as requisite.

4.0pm: Proceeded at 45 Revs. 4.15pm: Set course N78W. Log steamed.

5.10pm: Altered course N60W.

5.40pm: Engines stopped to enable diver to drive wedges in to fracture.

6.30pm: Placed collision mat over damage.

6.38pm: Proceeded dead slow, course West.

6.54pm: Stop. 7.15pm: Hoisted collision mat.

7.26pm: Proceeded at 35 Revs. 7.35pm: Course N61W. Log streamed. No 1 Bilges: 6’ 6” Port, 6’ 6” Starboard.

8.30pm: Rounds correct. Stopped engines, hoisted in collision mat,

8.50pm: Proceeded at 45 Revs.

9.15pm: Observed steamer bearing Red 20 [degrees], Inclination 170 degrees left. Guns crews closed up.

11.30pm: No 1 Bilges shewing 10’ 8” Port, 10’ 8” Starboard.


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20 June 1916

From Port San Nicolas

Lat -13.73, Long -76.32

0.30am: Altered course N41W.

1.45am: Sighted steamer, green 20 degrees, Inclination 170 Right.

2.15am: Increased to 55 Revs. Guns crews closed up. Hourly Soundings taken in No 1 Hold.

4.0am: Altered course N27W.

5.45am: Observed San Gallan Island N15E (True), altered course N18E.

6.52am: Huacas Point S67.5E (True) distant 2.5 miles.

7.39am: Altered course N32E. 7.54am: Altered course N47E. 8.5am: Altered course N75E. Log housed.

8.35am: Stopped and cast anchor in 13 fathoms water veered to 45 fathoms cable Starboard bower.

[Anchored Pisco Bay] [Anchor Bearings (Magnetic): South Extreme Blanca Island N37E, South Rock Tres Marias S81.5W, Paracas Point S53W]

[Draft of Water: Forward 25ft 9in, Aft 25ft 9in]

8.45am: No 3 Lifeboat lowered for used of diver.

9.34am: Diver commenced work on ships bottom.

10.45am: Captain of Port and various officials arrived.

11.0am: Diver finished work.

11.25am: Captain of port left.

11.45am: Weighed anchor and proceeded course North. Revs 55.

Noon: Blanca Island N85W (True) distant 11.5 cables, altered course N37W.

0.25pm: Commenced to work up to 70 Revs.

0.50pm: North Chincha Island S59W (True) distant 1.5 miles.

2.0pm: Soundings in No 1 Hold being taken hourly.

3.30pm: Frayle Point bearing N59E (True) distant 13 miles.

6.0pm: Darkened ship.

6.10pm: Sighted schooner bearing green 20 degrees, Inclination 180 degrees.

7.5pm: Observed Palominos Light N27W (True).

8.0pm: Altered course N39W.

8.53pm: Palominos Light N57E (True) distant 2.1 miles.

9.10pm: Cape San Lorenzo N57E (True) distant 4 miles.

11.18pm: Mazorca Island Light sighted N30W (True).

[Course and Distance made good: Various 126 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position off Palominos Light House N31W, 110 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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21 June 1916

From Pisco Bay

Lat -9.37, Long -79.10

1.3am: Mazorca Island Light bearing N57E (True) distant 1.75 miles.

2.0am: Soundings taken hourly in No [1] Hold.

2.55am: Guns crews closed up.

3.50am: Sighted steamer bearing green 80 degrees, Inclination 100 degrees Right.

am: Watch of stokers exercised at loader. Hands employed painting ship, masts, davits, etc.

0.10pm: Altered course N37W.

3.35pm: Observed sailing vessel green 55 degrees, heading to SW.

6.15pm: Darkened ship.

[Course and Distance made good: N 32 30 W, 311 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position in 6 00 S, 81 18.5 W, N33W, 241 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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22 June 1916

From Pisco Bay, at Sechura Bay

Lat -5.77, Long -80.97 [rough estimate]

1.0am: Sounded in 47 fathoms water, rocky bottom.

0.55am: Observed Flash of Lobos de Afuera Light bearing S58W (Magnetic). 1.10am: Altered course N45W.

2.30pm: Observed Lobos de Tierra Light N8E distant 9.5 miles.

3.30am: Altered course N38W.

5.0am: Sounding being taken every half hour but no bottom being obtained at 90 fathoms.

5.40am: Observed land on Starboard side, altered course N22E.

6.31am: Aguja Point bearing S88E distant 3.5 miles.

7.12am: Pisura Point bearing S57E distant 4.5 miles, altered course N75E.

8.0am: Stopped and cast anchor in 25 fathoms veered to 90 fathoms cable Starboard Bower.

[Anchored Sechura Bay]

9.54am: Diver commenced work on ships hull.

11.15am: Sighted HMS “Avoca” off Pisura Point.

Noon: Soundings in No 1 Hold: Port 1’ 10”, Starboard 3’ 2”.

0.50pm: HMS “Avoca” arrived and anchored.

1.45pm: Collier “Competitor” sighted bearing green 90 degrees.

2.10pm: Engineer Sub Lieutenant Devine RNR returned to duty.

2.30pm: Received part [party] of Marines and quantity of stores from “Avoca”.

3.45pm: Collier Competitor arrived and secured to “Avoca”.

4.0pm: Soundings in No1 Hold: Port 2’ 1”, Starboard 8”.

5.40pm: Captain returned from Avoca.

6.18pm: Sunset. 7.0pm: Darkened ship.

7.5pm: Wireless operator returned from duties on collier.

7.15pm: Diving party completed work for the day.

Midnight: No 1 Bilge Soundings: Port 4”, Starboard 13”.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 265 miles]


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23 June 1916

From Pisco Bay, at Sechura Bay

Lat -5.77, Long -80.97

[Anchored Sechura Bay]

1.0am: Hourly soundings taken in No 1 Hold and shewing very little change from those of Midnight.

6.0am: Hands called. Diving party commenced work.

6.30am: Hands fall in, employed as requisite. HMS “Avoca” commenced coaling.

am: Hands employed painting funnel, boats, davits etc.

Noon: Soundings in No 1 Hold: Port 7”, Starboard 1’ 9”.

1.30pm: Dispatched two lifeboats to “Avoca” for stores.

3.30pm: Boats returned with stores.

4.15pm: Evening quarters.

6.0pm: Diver ceased work for this day.

6.10pm: Finished receiving stores.

6.15pm: All boats hoisted and secured.

6.23pm: Sunset. 6.45pm: Darkened ship.

10.30pm: Hourly Soundings of No1 Bilges taken and shewing: Port 6”, Starboard 7”.

[Weather mostly fine and quiet, noon temperature 72F, sea temperature 60F]


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24 June 1916

At Sechura Bay

Lat -5.77, Long -80.97

[Anchored Sechura Bay]

6.10am: Sighted “Lancaster” green 135 degrees.

6.30am: Hands fall in and employed as requisite and on Saturday routine.

7.10am: Lancaster anchored.

7.50am: Sighted vessel bearing green 100 degrees.

9.0am: Officers from “Lancaster” and “Avoca” boarded and open court of enquiry.

9.15am: Collier “Harewood” arrived.

10.40am: Sighted Peruvian Coast steamer bearing green 70 degrees, Inclination 100 degrees Right.

11.50am: Officers on court of enquiry left ship.

4.0pm: “Avoca” completed coaling.

5.0pm: Divers finished work on ships hull.

5.20pm: Captain left for “Lancaster”.

6.5pm: Captain returned. Gig and No 8 Boats hoisted.

7.15pm: Weighed anchor and turned ship.

7.53pm: Proceeded at half speed, working up to 75 Revs. Course N53W.

8.0pm: Soundings in No 1 Bilges, Port 7”, Starboard 14”.

8.15pm: Starboard engines stopped 3 Minutes for Engine Room purposes.

10.5pm: Guns crews closed up.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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25 June 1916

From Sechura Bay

Lat -3.12, Long -83.72

2.0am: Hourly soundings taken in No 1 Bilges Shewing 7” each side.

10.0am: Divisions. 10.15am: Divine Service.

10.45am: Clocks put back 20 Minutes.

0.10pm: Altered course N54W.

3.0pm: Soundings hourly in No 1 Bilges giving 7” in each.

4.15pm: Evening quarters.

6.30pm: Darkened ship.

7.0pm: Hourly soundings of No 1 hold taken Shewing Port Bilges 7”, Starboard 8”.

8.30pm: Rounds correct.

11.5pm: Guns crews closed up.

[Course and Distance made good: N 45 10 W, 224 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position in 24 00 N, Long 112 15 W, N 45 50 W, 2333 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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26 June 1916

From Sechura Bay to Esquimalt

Lat 0.77, Long -88.20

2.50am: Guns crews closed up.

6.35am: Clocks corrected back 23 minutes.

8.0am: Soundings in No 1 Hold: Port 7”, Starboard 8”.

am: Hands employed painting ship.

0.15pm: Altered course N51W.

4.0pm: Soundings in No 1 Bilges: Starboard 7”, Port 9”.

6.50pm: Darkened ship. Guns crews closed up.

8.0pm: Soundings No 1 Bilges: Starboard 8”, Port 7”.

Midnight: Soundings No 1: Starboard 8”, Port 7”.

[Course and Distance made good: N 48 53 W, 354 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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27 June 1916

From Sechura Bay to Esquimalt

Lat 4.83, Long -92.23

6.30am: Hands fall in and wash decks. Clocks corrected back 27 minutes.

am: Ammunition and shell room supply parties exercised. One watch of stokers exercised at small arm drill.

Noon: Soundings in No 1 Bilges: Port 7”, Starboard 2’ 10”.

4.0pm: Soundings in No 1 Bilges: 7”.

8.0pm: Soundings in No 1 Hold: Port 9”, Starboard 8”.

[Course and Distance made good: N 44 46 W, 344 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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28 June 1916

From Sechura Bay to Esquimalt

Lat 8.73, Long -95.93

6.30am: Clocks corrected back 15 minutes.

am: Stokers to rifle exercise. Hands employed as requisite.

Noon: Soundings No 1 Hold: Port 1ft 0in, Starboard 2ft 2in.

8.0pm: Soundings No 1 Hold: Port 2’ 2”, Starboard 6”.

[Course and Distance made good: N43W, 321 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Wind mostly south westerly or westerly force 5 for most of day, showers at times, noon temperature 76F, sea temperature 82F]


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29 June 1916

From Sechura Bay to Esquimalt

Lat 12.17, Long -99.55

7.0am: Clocks corrected back 14 minutes.

9.15am: Exercised control parties; marines at rifle drill and stokers at gun drill. Hands employed painting ship.

0.11pm: Altered course N53W.

pm: Hands make and mend.

4.0pm: Soundings in No 1 Hold: Port 2’ 2”, Starboard 6”.

[Course and Distance made good: N 45 56.5 W, 296 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position in 24 00 N, 112 15 W, N 45 35.5 W, 1015 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]


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30 June 1916

From Sechura Bay to Esquimalt, at Sea

Lat 15.73, Long -103.68

Noon: Soundings in No Hold: Port 2’ 3”, Starboard 6”.

0.10pm: Altered course N52W. Reduced to 73 Revs.

[Course and Distance made good: N 45 25 W, 322.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]


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LOGS FOR JULY 1916


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for July 1916]

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

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 July 1916

From Sechura Bay to Esquimalt, at Sea

Lat 19.60, Long -107.90

4.0am: Closed up guns crews. Soundings in No 1 Hold: Starboard 6”, Port 2’ 2”.

7.0am: Clocks corrected back 14 minutes.

am: Hands employed Saturday routine and painting ship.

10.0am: Air bedding.

11.0am: Clean Guns.

Noon: Soundings No 1 Hold Port 2’ 2”, Starboard 8”.

4.15pm: Evening quarters and physical drill.

Midnight: Soundings No 1 Hold: Port 2’ 3”, Starboard 7”.

[Course and Distance made good: N 46 2 W, 334 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position in 24 00 N, 112 15 W, N 42 35 W, 358.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]


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2 July 1916

From Sechura Bay to Esquimalt, at Sea

Lat 23.40, Long -111.85

6.35am: Clocks corrected back 14 minutes.

10.0am: Divisions. 10.25am: Divine-Service.

Noon: Soundings in No 1 Hold: Port 12”, Starboard 7”.

8.0pm: Altered course N51W.

[Course and Distance made good: N 44 3 W, 317 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position in 30 00 N, 118 40 W, N 42 43 W, 539 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Weather cloudy or fine, noon temperature 75F, sea temperature 74F]


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3 July 1916

From Sechura Bay to Esquimalt, at Sea

Lat 27.15, Long -115.72

6.35am: Clocks corrected back 14 minutes.

9.0am: Divisions and prayers. Court-martial returns read.

am: A Group and watch of stokers exercised at drill and all guns crews exercised at loader. Hands employed painting and as requisite.

Noon: Soundings No 1 Hold: Starboard 6”, Port 9”.

6.50pm: Darkened ship.

[Course and Distance made good: N 42 58 W, 307.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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4 July 1916

From Sechura Bay to Esquimalt, at Sea

Lat 31.17, Long -119.65

1.15am: Sighted Guadeloupe Island bearing Red 90 degrees.

6.0am: Altered course N36W.

6.30am: Clocks corrected back 12 minutes.

9.15am: General quarters, B group at divisional drill, Guns crews exercised at loader. Hands employed as requisite.

Noon: Soundings No 1 Hold: Port 8”, Starboard 6”.

4.20pm: Exercised collision and abandon ship stations.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 321 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position in 40 00 N, 124 44 W, N25W, 586 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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5 July 1916

From Sechura Bay to Esquimalt, at Sea

Lat 35.88, Long -122.35

6.30am: Clocks corrected back 12 minutes.

am: Exercised X and Y groups, stokers at loader.

10.0am: Observed land on Starboard bow.

0.10pm: Altered course N35W.

4.0pm: Soundings No 1 Hold: Port 8”, Starboard 6”.

8.5pm: Sighted Farallon Island Light bearing N31.5E (Magnetic).

8.35pm: Farallon Island Light N47E (magnetic) distant 17 miles.

10.35pm: Sighted steamer bearing green 75 degrees, Inclination 90 degrees to left.

[Course and Distance made good: N 25 24.5 W, 313 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Wind north westerly force 5 for most of day, with sea state rough, weather fine, noon temperature 59F, sea temperature 54F]


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6 July 1916

From Sechura Bay to Esquimalt, at Sea

Lat 40.67, Long -124.78

2.30am: Sighted Arena Point Light N32E (magnetic).

3.0am: Arena Point Light N47.5E magnetic, distant 18.5 miles (approximately).

4.0am: Soundings in No 1 Hold: Port 8”, Starboard 6”.

8.55am: Altered course N13W.

9.10am: Exercised forward Ammunition Supply party. Stokers to rifle exercise.

10.45am: Observed two steamers bearing green 60 degrees, Inclination 100 degrees Right.

11.45am: Observed steamer bearing green 90 degrees, Inclination 90 degrees Right.

2.34pm: Preston Point N38E (magnetic) distant 66 miles. Hands make and mend.

5.15pm: Sighted steamer bearing green 90 degrees, Inclination 90 degrees Right.

8.0pm: Soundings in No 1 Hold: Port 8”, Starboard 22”. Sighted steamer bearing green 40 degrees, Inclination 130 degrees Right.

8.20pm: Sighted Cape Blanco Light bearing green 43 degrees.

9.41pm: Cape Blanco Light bearing N59E (magnetic) distant 17.5 miles.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 312.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position in 48 10 N, 125 00 W, N 1 11 W, 450 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[North westerly wind force 7 until 4am, with very rough sea, wind and sea then gradually reducing]


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7 July 1916

From Sechura Bay to Esquimalt, at Sea

Lat 46.05, Long -124.93

0.55am: Sighted steamer bearing green 15 degrees, Inclination 105 degrees Right.

4.30am: Sighted steamer bearing green 15 degrees, Inclination 126 degrees Right.

am: Hands employed painting.

Noon: Soundings No 1 Hold: Port 6”, Starboard 13”.

0.10pm: Altered course N16W. Revs reduced to 65.

1.45pm: Observed steamer bearing green 45 degrees, Inclination 135 degrees Right.

3.35pm: Observed Olypian [presumably Olympian] Range [?] [possibly a misidentified ship from this list] green 45 degrees.

5.35pm: Observed steamer bearing green 45 degrees, Inclination 90 Right.

8.0pm: Commenced to work down to 57 Revs, altered course N3W. 8.5pm: Darkened ship.

10.5pm: Observed Umatilla Reef Light Vessel bearing green 10 degrees.

11.20pm: Umatilla Reef Light Vessel bearing N77E distant 4 miles. 11.30pm: Altered course N6W.

[Course and Distance made good: N 1 10 W, 322 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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8 July 1916

From Sechura Bay, at Esquimalt

Lat 48.43, Long -123.43 [estimated]

0.42am: Cape Flattery Light bearing N76E distant 4 miles. 0.56am: Altered course N40E.

1.17am: Altered course N85E.

2.13am: Clocks advanced 12 minutes to Standard Time.

4.0am: Soundings No 1 Hold: Port 6”, Starboard 12”.

4.46am: Sherringham [Sheringham] Light House N22W distant 4.9 miles.

6.0am: Reduced to 50 Revs. 6.14am: Altered course N24E. Log housed.

6.15am: Race Rocks Light House N27W distant 3 miles. 6.33am: Altered course N3E.

7.0am: Courses and engines as requisite.

8.0am: Ship moored in Constance Cove Esquimalt.

[Anchored Constance Cove Esquimalt]

9.0am: Duty boat left for mails and returned 9.50.

10.30am: Captain left ship.

11.30am: Hospital cases and prisoners discharged.

3.15pm: Men mustered for payment.

3.30pm: Officers left for shore.

4.20pm: Liberty men left also patrol.

4.50pm: Miss-muster men paid.

6.40pm: Captain returned.

7.25pm: Liberty men returned. Nos 2, 5 and 7 boats hoisted.

8.15pm: Sunset.

10.30pm: Rounds frequently made by patrol boat.

11.30pm: Officers returned from shore.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 209 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Weather mostly fine, noon temperature 75F, sea temperature 52F]


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9 July 1916

From Sechura Bay, at Esquimalt

Lat 48.43, Long -123.43

[Moored in Constance Cove]

7.5am: Duty boat left for shore and returned at 7.35.

8.0am: Soundings No 1 Hold: Port 12”, Starboard 8”.

10.0am: Divisions. 10.20am: Divine Service.

1.30pm: Officers left for shore. 1.35pm: Liberty men left for shore.

7.0pm: Liberty men returned.

7.20pm: Nos 2 and 6 boats hoisted.

8.0pm: Gig hoisted. 8.30pm: Rounds correct.

10.30pm: Rounds made frequently by patrol boat.

11.30pm: Officers returned from shore.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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10 July 1916

From Sechura Bay, at Esquimalt

Lat 48.43, Long -123.43

[Moored Constance Cove]

2.30am: Patrol boat frequently challenged.

6.35am: Nos 2, 5 and 6 boats lowered. 7.0am: Duty boat left for shore.

8.0am: Soundings in No 1 Hold: Port 3”, Starboard 18”.

8.25am: Lighter secured alongside to receive ammunition. Divers commenced work on ships hull.

10.40am: Admiral Superintendent boarded.

11.15am: Finished discharging ammunition. Admiral Superintendent left.

pm: Hands employed receiving stores and tending diving party.

5.0pm: Landed liberty men.

6.30pm: Nos 2, 5 and 6 boats hoisted. 6.35pm: Duty boat left and returned at 7.0pm.

11.0pm: Duty boat left for shore. Patrol boat challenged frequently during watch.

11.40pm: Duty boat returned.


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11 July 1916

From Sechura Bay, at Esquimalt

Lat 48.43, Long -123.43

[Moored in Constance Cove]

6.30am: Hands fall in and discharged empty oil drums to dockyard.

8.55am: Diving party resumed work.

9.30am: Working party with empties left for Dockyard.

10.10am: Shipwrights from Dockyard commenced work, caulking decks.

11.40am: Working party returned.

pm: Hands employed receiving stores from Dockyard, tending diving party and rigging coaling gear.

5.0pm: Finished receiving stores.

8.13pm: Sunset. Riding lights exhibited.

11.45pm: Patrol returned on board.

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1746 tons]


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12 July 1916

From Sechura Bay, at Esquimalt

Lat 48.43, Long -123.43

[Moored in Constance Cove]

9.30am: Duty boat left for mail. Hands employed painting ship and tending diving party.

am: Dockyard carpenters caulking decks.

11.45am: Duty boat returned.

2.0pm: Received stores from dockyard.

pm: Hands employed painting ship. Dockyard carpenters caulking decks and diving party engaged on ships hull.

4.15pm: Landed patrol.

5.30pm: Received quantity of stores from dockyard.

10.40pm: Patrol boat called.

11.40pm: Duty boat returned.


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13 July 1916

At Esquimalt

Lat 48.43, Long -123.43

[Moored at Constance Cove]

2.30am: Patrol boat challenged frequently.

6.0am: Hands called. 6.30am: Hands fall in and resume painting ship.

7.0am: First whaler left for shore.

7.30am: Medical guard taken over. 7.35am: Whaler returned.

am: Dockyard carpenters caulking decks and divers engaged on ships hull.

1.0pm: Officers left on leave.

1.35pm: Received stores.

4.10pm: CPO’s and PO’s left on leave.

4.40pm: Second watch of liberty men left on leave. 4.50pm: Diving party finished work for this day.

8.0pm: Dockyard carpenters finished work.


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14 July 1916

At Esquimalt

Lat 48.43, Long -123.43

[Moored at Constance Cove]

6.30am: Hands fall in and employed painting ship.

7.0am: Duty boat left for shore and returned 7.25.

am: Hands employed painting ship and as requisite. Dockyard carpenters caulking decks.

0.15pm: Received medical stores.

1.0pm: Diving party resumed work.

2.15pm: Captain left for shore.

3.30pm: Officers left for shore.

8.30pm: Dockyard workmen finished work.

10.30pm: Rounds by guard boat made frequently.

11.40pm: Patrol returned.


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15 July 1916

At Esquimalt

Lat 48.43, Long -123.43

[Moored at Constance Cove]

7.0am: Duty boat left for shore and returned 7.30.

8.20am: Dockyard party resumed work on boat.

9.30am: Received stores.

am: Hands employed rigging coaling gear and as requisite.

3.30pm: Duty boat left for [HMS] “Newcastle”.

4.25pm: Patrol landed.

4.50pm: Dockyard workmen finished work for this day. Duty boat returned.

11.35pm: Patrol returned.

Midnight: Patrol boat challenged frequently.


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16 July 1916

At Esquimalt

Lat 48.43, Long -123.43

[Moored at Constance Cove]

8.0am: Thick fog set in BT [Board of Transport] Regulations carried out.

9.0am: Long leave officers and men returned, 36 absentees.

9.45am: Divisions.

10.0am: Fog cleared.

10.10am: Landed Church parties.

0.50pm: Church parties returned.

4.25pm: Landed patrol in duty boat.

5.15pm: Dockyard party left.

6.30pm: Duty boat left and returned at 7pm.

11.10pm: Duty boat left. 11.40pm: Duty boat returned.


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17 July 1916

At Esquimalt

Lat 48.43, Long -123.43

[Moored at Constance Cove]

2.0am: Patrol boat challenged frequently during watch.

6.0am: Hands fall in and prepare to coal ship.

6.25am: Liberty men returned. 6.45am: Duty boat left.

7.10am: Coal lighters secured one on each side. 7.30am: Commenced coaling ship.

8.30am: Collier No 1165 arrived and anchored.

9.0am: Hospital cases and escort landed.

11.15am: Escort returned with seven deserters.

11.50am: Dockyard workmen left for shore.

Noon: Ceased coaling.

1.0pm: Resumed coaling.

pm: Dockyard carpenters caulking decks.

4.25pm: Duty boat left and returned 4.45.

5.55pm: Coaling suspended for the night.

6.30pm: Duty boat left and returned at 7.10.

8.30pm: Dockyard workmen left ship.

8.45pm: Two absentees returned.

11.0pm: Duty boat left and returned 11.40pm.


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18 July 1916

At Esquimalt

Lat 48.43, Long -123.43

[Moored at Constance Cove]

7.0am: Resumed coaling ship.

9.0am: Landed escort.

10.45am: SS “Don Benita” [Don Benito - see next day] arrived and moored.

11.0am: Duty boat left.

11.10am: Escort returned with five absentees.

11.50am: Coaling suspended for meal.

0.10pm: Duty boat returned.

0.15pm: Three absentees returned.

1.0pm: Resumed coaling.

1.20pm: Dockyard workmen resumed work.

3.30pm: Officers left for shore. Diving party left for shore.

5.45pm: Finished coaling for this day.

8.25pm: Dockyard workmen finished work.

11.0pm: Duty boat left. Patrol boat challenged frequently.

11.45pm: Duty boat returned.

[Weather fine and quiet, noon temperature 58F, sea temperature 51F]


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19 July 1916

At Esquimalt [though not stated in log]

Lat 48.43, Long -123.43

[Moored at Constance Cove]

2.0am: Guard boat made rounds frequently during watch.

6.30am: SS “Don Benito” sailed.

7.0am: Resumed coaling ship.

8.15am: Dockyard workmen resumed work on board.

9.0am: Duty boat left with working party.

11.55am: Ceased work for meal.

0.10pm: Received one boat-load of stores.

1.0pm: Resumed coaling ship.

3.30pm: Duty boat left with officers.

4.50pm: Diving party finished work for this day and left.

5.50pm: Finished coaling for this day.

8.0pm: Dockyard workmen ceased work for this day.

11.0pm: Duty boat left and returned at 11.40. Guard boat challenged frequently.


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20 July 1916

At Esquimalt

Lat 48.43, Long -123.43

[Moored at Constance Cove]

7.0am: Resumed coaling. Duty boat left.

7.20am: Duty boat returned.

8.15am: Dockyard workmen resumed work on board.

9.8am: Duty boat left and returned 9.25.

11.50am: Dockyard and coaling parties ceased work for meal.

1.0pm: Resumed coaling. 1.10pm: Finished receiving all coal alongside.

5.0pm: Officers and liberty men left for shore.

5.40pm: Empty coal lighters cast off and towed away.

8.9pm: Sunset.

8.20pm: Dockyard workmen ceased work and left for shore.

11.0pm: Duty boat left and returned at 11.40.


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21 July 1916

At Esquimalt

Lat 48.43, Long -123.43

[Moored at Constance Cove]

6.10am: Received one lighter of coal alongside.

7.0am: Hands fall in. Liberty men returned on board.

8.30am: Resumed coaling ship.

am: Dockyard workmen employed on various repairs.

11.0am: Duty boat left.

1.30pm: Working party left for dockyard.

6.0pm: Finished coaling for this day.

8.0pm: Dockyard workmen finished work.

10.30pm: Patrol boat challenged frequently during watch.

11.0pm: Duty boat left. 11.45pm: Duty boat returned.

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1657 tons, 2003 tons Received]


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22 July 1916

At Esquimalt

Lat 48.43, Long -123.43

[Moored at Constance Cove]

2.0am: Guard boat challenged frequently.

6.0am: Hands fall in and resumed coaling ship.

7.45am: SS “Don Benito” arrived in harbour.

9.0am: Duty boat left and returned at 9.30.

am: Dockyard workers employed on various repairs.

10.15am: Finished coaling and commenced cleaning ship.

1.20pm: Dockyard workmen returned.

2.0pm: Liberty men left for shore.

3.30pm: Duty boat left.

5.0pm: Dockyard workmen finished work.

8.8pm: Sunset.

11.45pm: Patrol returned on board. Guard boat challenged frequently.

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 3648 tons]


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23 July 1916

At Esquimalt

Lat 48.43, Long -123.43

[Moored at Constance Cove]

7.0am: Liberty men returned.

9.45am: Divisions. 10.0am: Church parties left.

0.10pm: Church parties returned.

1.30pm: Duty boat left.

4.25pm: Hoisted No 5 Lifeboat.

4.30pm: Landed patrol.

6.30pm: Duty boat left for shore.

11.0pm: Duty boat left and returned 11.40.


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24 July 1916

At Esquimalt

Lat 48.43, Long -123.43

[Moored at Constance Cove]

6.45am: Liberty men returned.

7.25am: SS “Don Benito” secured alongside.

8.30am: Hands fall in and prepare to receive stores from SS “Don Benito”.

am: Dockyard workmen employed on various repairs.

11.0am: Duty boat left.

1.50pm: Discharged ammunition.

5.0pm: One prisoner released from cells.

5.15pm: Diving party left for shore.

11.0pm: Duty boat left and returned at 11.40.

Midnight: Patrol boat made rounds frequently.


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25 July 1916

From Esquimalt to Victoria, at Outer Wharf Victoria

Lat 48.43, Long -123.43

[Moored at Constance Cove]

6.30am: Hands fall in and employed stowing stores and cleaning ship.

7.0am: Store ship cast off and left.

7.10am: Clearing hawse assisted by tug.

11.0am: Ship and ships company inspected by HRH Duke of Connaught [details here] and staff.

1.30pm: All boats hoisted. 1.50pm: Commenced to unmoor. 1.55pm: Port anchor aweigh. Engines being used as requisite.

2.20pm: Starboard anchor aweigh and proceeded at 50 Revs, course S21E.

2.30pm: Altered course S40E. 2.36am: Altered course S40E. 2.45pm: Reduced speed and courses as requisite.

3.0pm: Arrived alongside outer Wharf Victoria and secured ship.

[Moored Outer Wharf]

5.0pm: Commenced to receive stores and fresh water.

5.50pm: Finished all stores alongside.

pm: All fresh water tanks being washed out.

6.15pm: Resumed receiving stores from lighter.

10.30pm: Hands employed receiving stores.

Midnight: Finished receiving stores.


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26 July 1916

At Victoria

Lat 48.42, Long -123.39 [estimated]

[Outer Wharf]

7.30am: Receiving fresh water throughout.

9.0am: Resumed receiving of stores.

am: Sub Lieutenant Hamilton and CPO Wilson returned from Hospital.

Noon: Receiving of stores suspended.

1.30pm: Resumed receiving stores.

3.40pm to 4.0pm: Receiving of stores suspended.


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27 July 1916

From Victoria, at Esquimalt

Lat 48.43, Long -123.44 [estimated]

[Outer Wharf Victoria]

8.30am: Cast off moorings and backed away from Wharf.

9.10am: Turned ship and proceeded for gun practice, courses as requisite also speed.

9.20am: General quarters.

10.0am: Commenced firing and ceased at 10.15.

10.47am: Resumed firing. 10.59am: Ceased firing.

11.15am: Set course N68W towards Esquimalt.

11.50am: Brotchy [Brotchie] Ridge Buoy abeam distant 1.25 miles. Noon: Reduced speed.

0.10pm: Moored ship in Esquimalt Harbour with 60 fathoms cable on each bower.

[Moored Esquimalt]

1.30pm: Commenced receiving stores and ammunition.

2.40pm: Diving party from [HMS] “Rainbow” resumed work on hull.

4.30pm: Finished receiving stores for this day.

5.20pm: Landed liberty men and patrol.

8.0pm: Store lighter from store ship secured alongside.

11.0pm: Duty boat left and returned at 11.35.

[Anchor Bearing: Duntze Head Signal Tower S73E, 2.75 cables]


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28 July 1916

At Esquimalt

Lat 48.43, Long -123.44 [estimated]

[Moored at Constance Cove]

2.0am: Patrol boat challenged frequently.

6.30am: Hands fall in and commenced receiving stores and ammunition.

7.0am: Duty boat left and returned at 7.30.

9.30am: Working party transferred to store ship.

10.20am: “Rainbow” proceeded out of harbour.

10.45am: Finished receiving ammunition.

Noon: Ceased receiving of stores for meal.

1.30pm: Resumed receiving stores and diving party commenced work on injections.

2.55pm: Received one lighter of stores from storeship.

5.15pm: Finished receiving stores.

10.30pm: Patrol boat frequently round.

11.20pm: All officers returned on board.


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29 July 1916

From Esquimalt

Lat 48.44, Long -124.57

[Moored at Constance Cove]

6.30am: All boats hoisted and secured.

7.10am: Commenced unmooring ship. 7.18am: Starboard anchor aweigh. 7.35am: Port anchor aweigh.

[Departure Draft Forward 24ft 6in, Aft 27ft 5in]

7.55am: Proceeded at 50 Revs, course as requisite. 8.0am: Set course S18E and working up to 75 Revs.

8.36am: Race Rocks Light House bearing S67W distant 1.25 miles. 8.41am: Altered course S82W.

10.15am: Altered course S84W. 2 Japanese Warships passed inward.

11.0am: Exercised guns crews and control parties.

0.32pm: Tatoosh Island Light House S21E, 3 miles.

0.45pm: Altered course S7E.

2.5pm: Altered course S30E. 2.16pm: Umatilla Light Vessel bearing N65E distant 3.5 miles.

3.40pm: Observed steamer bearing Red 10 degrees.

4.10pm: Reduced to 72 Revs.

4.30pm: SS “Eureka” [possibly this tug] passed.

6.43pm: Observed steamer bearing green 30 degrees Inclination 170 degrees Right.

8.0pm: Darkened ship.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 53 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: of Position off Cape Flattery in Lat 48 28 N, [Long] 124 45 W, N86W, 7.5 miles]


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30 July 1916

From Esquimalt

Lat 43.10, Long -124.87

1.50pm: Guns crews closed up.

3.35am: Observed steamer bearing green 10 degrees, Inclination175 Right.

6.15am: Sighted steamer bearing red 45 degrees, Inclination 80 Right.

6.30am: Clocks put back 26 minutes to ATS [Apparent Time at Ship].

6.40am: Steamer bearing red 27 degrees, Inclination 150 degrees Left.

9.45am: Sighted steamer bearing red 95 degrees, Inclination 80 degrees Left.

10.0am: Divisions. 10.25am: Divine service.

11.5am: Observed land on port side.

0.15pm: Altered course S26E.

1.10pm: Cape Blanco Light House bearing N70E distant 12.5 miles.

4.35pm: Sighted steamer bearing Red 40 degrees, Inclination 140 degrees left.

7.40pm: Darkened ship.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 329 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position in 40 20 N, 124 56 W, S 1 00 W, 166 miles]

[Weather cloudy or fine, noon temperature 65F, sea temperature 60F]


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31 July 1916

From Esquimalt

Lat 37.73, Long -123.80

1.40am: Altered course S49E.

2.0am: Clock corrected on 5 minutes.

2.30am: Guns crews closed up. 2.50am: Altered course S35E.

7.30am: Observed steamer bearing green 10 degrees, Inclination 90 degrees Left.

8.10am: Altered course S49E.

am: Hands employed as requisite. Stokers to rifle exercise.

Noon: Reduced to 62 Revs.

4.30pm: All boats and gear inspected.

6.5pm: Sighted steamer bearing green 100 degrees, Inclination 80 degrees Right.

10.25pm: Guns crews closed up.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 329.7 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position in 28 26 N, 116 58 W, S 31 35 W, 655 miles]


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LOGS FOR AUGUST 1916


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for August 1916]

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

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 August 1916

From Esquimalt to Acapulco

Lat 33.78, Long -120.83

1.0am: Clocks advanced 12 minutes.

8.30am: Quarters clean guns.

11.30am: All guns crews exercised at loader.

0.10pm: Altered course S51E.

7.0pm: Darkened ship.

9.50pm: Sea-boats crew mustered.

[Course and Distance made good: S 31 22 E, 277 miles]

[North westerly wind force 5 for most of day, sea rough in early am, weather fine, noon temperature 68F, sea temperature 56F]


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2 August 1916

From Esquimalt to Acapulco

Lat 29.83, Long -117.85

2.45am: Clocks corrected forward 11 minutes.

am: X and Y Groups at Divisional drill. Watch of stokers exercised at 6 inch Loader.

10.30am: Officers at gunnery lecture.

am: Hands employed painting and cleaning ship.

0.15pm: Altered course S45E.

4.15pm: Evening quarters. 4.30pm: Physical drill.

8.20pm: Altered course S60E.

[Course and Distance made good: S 32 41 E, 281.6 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position in 28 26 N, 116 58 W, S29E, 96 miles]


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3 August 1916

From Esquimalt to Acapulco

Lat 26.20, Long -114.63

2.5am: Clocks corrected forward 14 minutes.

9.20am: Control parties exercised.

am: Marines at rifle drill, stokers at rifle practice.

0.15pm: Altered course S61E.

pm: Hands make and mend.

7.20pm: Darkened ship.

11.10pm: Altered course S67E, Log 34.

[Course and Distance made good: S28.5E 98 miles; S42.5E 181.7 miles]


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4 August 1916

From Esquimalt to Acapulco

Lat 23.08, Long -110.92

2.0am: Clocks corrected forward 16 minutes.

am: Hands employed painting ship and as requisite.

10.30am: Exercised sounding party and tested machines.

0.35pm: Observed land on port bow.

5.0pm: Exercised collision stations and abandon ship.

[Course and Distance made good: S various E 278.8 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position 12 miles S36W from Telmo Point Light House S 54 11 E, 506 miles]

[Weather fine in am, misty in early pm, noon temperature 90F, sea temperature 73F]


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5 August 1916

From Esquimalt to Acapulco

Lat 20.38, Long -106.85

2.0am: Clocks corrected forward 18 minutes.

4.0am: Sighted steamer bearing green 55 degrees, Inclination 180 degrees Right.

Noon: Altered course S62E.

5.55pm: Observed land on port beam.

[Course and Distance made good: S54.5E, 278.5 miles]


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6 August 1916

From Esquimalt to Acapulco

Lat 18.00, Long -103.07

0.45am: Altered course S72E.

2.5am: Corrected clocks forward 16 minutes. Guns crews closed up.

2.50am: Sighted steamer bearing green 10 degrees, Inclination 170 Right.

5.0am: Observed land on port beam.

8.35am: Sighted Punta San Telmo Light House N64E, Distant 8 miles.

9.6am: Punta San Telmo Light House N17E, distant 5.75 miles.

10.0am: Divisions. 10.30am: Divine Service.

3.35pm: Heavy rain squall, guns covered.

5.35pm: Sighted steamer bearing Red 30 degrees, Inclination 50 degrees to Right.

6.35pm: Darkened ship.

8.0pm: Altered course S81E.

11.20pm: Sighted steamer bearing green 25 degrees, Inclination 155 degrees Right.

11.30am: Closed up guns crews.

[Course and Distance made good: S51E 140 miles, S61E 122 miles]


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7 August 1916

From Esquimalt, at Acapulco

Lat 16.85, Long -99.88 [estimated]

4.50am: Observed Roqueta Island Light bearing S83E Distant 23 miles, altered course S76E.

5.40am: Sighted HMS “Lancaster” bearing green 5 degrees, Inclination 90 degrees left.

6.58am: Roqueta Island Light House N85E distant 6.5 miles, altered course N80E.

7.25am: Altered course various as requisite.

7.50am: Engines stopped. 7.52am: Cast anchor in 17 fathoms veered to 60 fathoms cable on Port Bower. HMS “Lancaster” in Port. Draft of Water Forward 23ft 00in, Aft 27ft 00in.

[Anchorage Acapulco] [Anchor Bearing: South End of Farallon del Obispo N59E, 8 cables]

8.20am: Collier “Harewood” secured alongside “Lancaster”.

am: Hands employed painting and as requisite.

9.30am: CPO and Warrant Telegraphists left to fit collier “Harewood”.

11.15am: Duty boat left with stores for “Lancaster”.

11.30am: Lieutenant Palliser left with confidential books for Lancaster.

3.10pm: Collier “Harewood” cast off from “Lancaster”.

4.10pm: Transferred stores to Harewood.

4.45pm: All boat hoisted. 4.50pm: Commenced to weigh.

5.0pm: Anchor aweigh, proceeded course S4E. Revolutions to work up to full speed.

5.13pm: Log streamed.

5.30pm: Rocky Point bearing S89E, distant 2.5 miles. 5.35pm: Altered course S58E.

6.35pm: Altered course S75E. Darkened ship.

9.50pm: Guns crews closed up.

11.15pm: Soundings being taken continuously.

11.37pm: Observed Maldonado Light N7W, distant 11 miles.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 197 miles]

[Weather showery, noon air and sea temperature 82F]


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8 August 1916

From Acapulco to Salina Cruz

Lat 15.83, Long -95.68

2.10am: Clocks corrected forward 3 Minutes to Mexican Time.

4.0am: Altered course S85E.

6.10am: Altered course N82E.

8.20am: Angeles Point Light House N6W distant 5.75 miles. 8.30am: Altered course N60E.

am: All guns crews exercised at loader. Spotting table party exercised.

11.40am: Morro Ayuta [Morro Ayutla] Light House bearing N27W distant 5 miles.

0.35pm: Estrela Island N27W distant 4 miles.

1.33pm: Altered course N35E.

1.40pm: Sighted steamer bearing Red 25 degrees, Inclination 125 degrees Left.

2.0pm: Patent log housed.

2.25pm: Reduced to 50 Revs. Courses as requisite. 2.35pm: Engines used as requisite. 2.40pm: Stopped and cast anchor in 11 fathoms water veered to 75 fathoms cable on Port Bower.

[Anchored off Salina Cruz] [Anchored with Morro de Salinas Bearing N50W, Distant 7 Cables]

4.15pm: Evening quarters.

5.55pm: Commenced to weigh anchor. 6.0pm: Anchor aweigh and proceeded at 65 Revs. Log steamed, course S23W.

6.14pm: Darkened ship.

7.5pm: Chipequa Point bearing N63W distant 3.25 miles.

8.0pm: Altered course S45W.

9.16pm: Morro Ayuta Light N63W distant 13 miles.

9.47pm: Sighted steamer bearing Green 60 degrees, Inclination 120 degrees Right.

10.0pm: Reduced to 50 Revs.

11.15pm: Guns crews closed up.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 271 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To Salina Cruz, 36 miles]

[Light winds, rain and showers in am, noon temperature 75F, sea temperature 84F]


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9 August 1916

From Salina Cruz

Lat 14.05, Long -95.37

2.0am: Altered course S50E.

3.10am: Guns crews closed up.

8.30am: Quarters, clean guns.

9.45am: Altered course S33E. Revolutions to 55.

am: X and Y Groups at divisional drill. Guns crews exercised at loader, Stokers also.

Noon: Altered course S35E.

1.0pm: Issued slops to ships company.

6.28pm: Lat by Observation 13 4 N, Long 94 58 W.

10.10pm: Exercised sea-boats crew.

11.0pm: Clocks advanced 25 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 177 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position in 10 30 N, 93 32 W, S 26 47 E, 238.5 miles]


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10 August 1916

From Salina Cruz

Lat 10.73, Long -93.83

2.0am: Clocks advanced 25 Minutes.

5.0am: Clocks advanced 25 Minutes.

am: No1 Guns crew of B Group at 6 inch QF drill. Hands employed as requisite.

10.55am: Clocks corrected 30 Minutes to Peruvian time.

Noon: Altered course S54E.

pm: Hands make and mend.

7.45pm: Darkened ship.

[Course and Distance made good: S 24 13 E, 219 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position 10 miles West of St Elena Point S 44 25 E, 1083 miles]


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11 August 1916

From Salina Cruz

Lat 8.07, Long -90.85

1.20am: Observed steamers lights bearing Red 10 degrees, Collier “Harewood”.

9.13am: Altered course S45E to close collier.

10.36am: Engines stopped and target dropped. Log housed. 10.40am: Proceeded, working down to 45 Revs. Courses as requisite.

10.50am: Commenced target practice 1 inch Aiming.

11.30am: Ceased fire and turned to pick up target.

11.48am: Target on board and proceeded at 50 Revs. Course S35E. Log streamed reset.

1.0pm: Altered course S52E.

4.5pm: Increase to 55 Revs.

[Course and Distance made good: S 47 55 E, 238.5 miles]


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12 August 1916

From Salina Cruz

Lat 5.15, Long -87.88

am: Hands employed Saturday routine.

11.10am: All alarm bells tested.

0.5pm: Altered course S48E.

[Course and Distance made good: S 45 9.5 E, 248 miles]


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13 August 1916

From Salina Cruz

Lat 2.48, Long -85.18

10.0am: Divisions. 10.25am: Divine-Service.

0.5pm: Altered course S47E.

6.50pm: Darkened ship.

8.50pm: Stoker Lawler put under arrest.

[Course and Distance made good: S45E, 228 miles]


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14 August 1916

From Salina Cruz to St Elena Bay

Lat 0.08, Long -82.85

9.18am: Engines stopped, log housed and dropped target for 1 inch practice. 9.20am: Proceeded at 45 Revs, courses as requisite.

10.45am: Finished 1 inch practice, engines stopped. Exercised midshipmen and marines at rifle practice.

11.55am: Picked up target and proceeded at 45 Revs, course S47E.

0.15pm: Altered course S46E, increased to 48 Revs.

0.43pm: Lat by Observation sun [symbol] 4 42 S [which seems unlikely given noon position].

11.20pm: Closed up guns crews.

[Course and Distance made good: S44E, 200 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position off St Elena Point S 40 34 W, 164.5 miles]


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15 August 1916

From Salina Cruz, at St Elena Bay

Lat -2.18, Long -80.95 [rough estimate]

6.15am: Sighted Cape St Elena ahead.

6.35am: Sighted and challenged HMS “Otranto”.

7.35am: Courses and speed altered as requisite to “Otrantos” instructions [see also her log for this date].

8.45am: Stopped and cast anchor in 12 fathoms veered to 4 Shackles on Starboard bower.

[Anchored St Elena Bay]

9.10am: Received mails from “Otranto”. Engineer Sub Lieutenant Burnyear joined ship.

10.45am: Commenced receiving ammunition from “Otranto”.

11.10am: Collier “Competitor” arrived and anchored.

pm: Hands employed stowing ammunition and as requisite.

6.27pm: Sunset. Riding lights exhibited.

7.20pm: Darkened ship. 7.30pm: Duty boat left with Officers for “Otranto”.

11.30pm: Party returned from Otranto. 11.35pm: Hoisted No 2 Lifeboat and gig.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 170 miles]


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16 August 1916

From St Elena Bay

Lat -2.20, Long -81.93 [rough estimate]

[Anchored St. Elena Bay]

6.45am: Hoisted and secured motor boat and No 6 Lifeboat.

9.0am: Commenced to weigh. 9.5am: Anchor aweigh and proceeded to berth closer inshore. Courses and speed as requisite.

9.35pm: Stopped and cast anchor in 7 fathoms veered to 45 fathoms cable on Starboard Bower.

10.30pm: Officers left for shore on duty.

0.15pm: Officers returned from shore.

1.30pm: Officers left for Shore and returned 3.45.

4.5pm: Hoisted and secured all boats and ladders.

4.25pm: Weighed anchor, canted ship and proceeded course N63W, 45 Revs.

4.30pm: Stopped to exchange message with “Otranto”. Courses and engines as requisite.

5.50pm: Proceeded. 6.5pm: Set course S1W. Log streamed.

6.18pm: St Elena Point Light House bearing S80E (True) distant 3 miles.

6.40pm: Darken ship.

10.50pm: Guns crews closed up.


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17 August 1916

From St Elena Bay, at Payta

Lat -4.43, Long -81.46

3.35am: Sighted steamer bearing Red 10 degrees, Inclination 10 degrees Right.

7.55am: Observed land red 50 degrees.

8.0am: Altered course S1E. Increased to 50 Revs.

9.51am: Altered course S12E.

am: Forward ammunition supply party exercised.

0.10pm: Altered course S18E.

1.35pm: Parina Point Light House N73E distant 6 miles. 1.40pm: Altered course S48E, Log 13.

pm: Hands make and mend.

4.23pm: Altered course S30E.

5.0pm: Log housed. 5.15pm: Courses and revolutions altered as requisite.

5.20pm: Arrived and cast anchor in 8 fathoms veered to 45 fathoms cable Starboard Bower.

[Port Payta] [Draft of Water arriving at Payta Forward 21ft 00in, Aft 27ft 6in]

6.0pm: HBM Consul boarded.

10.0pm: Rounds made in motor boat.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 149 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To Position in 4 40 S, 81 27 W, S7E 14.5 miles + 33 miles to Payta]

[Weather mostly fine, noon temperature 63F, sea temperature 64F]


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18 August 1916

At Payta

Lat -5.07, Long -81.11 [estimated]

5.50am: Sighted steamer bearing Red, Inclination 178 degrees Left.

6.50am: Chilian steamer “Aysen” anchored.

am: Hands employed receiving stores and as requisite.

9.30am: HBM Consul boarded.

10.15am: Captain left for shore.

1.40pm: Officers left for shore.

pm: Hands employed stowing ammunition.

3.50pm: Officers returned.

5.10pm: All boats hoisted.

5.20pm: Commenced to weigh. 5.30pm: Anchor up and secured and canted ship. 5.40pm: Proceeded at 45 Revs, course N40W. 5.45pm: Altered course S75W. Log streamed.

6.10pm: Altered course S14W.

6.55pm: Saddle of Payta bearing S72E, distant 5.75 miles.

8.0pm: Altered course S33E.

10.30pm: Altered course S13E. Soundings taken every half hour.

11.45pm: Altered course S60E.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 47.5 miles]


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19 August 1916

From Payta to Sechura Bay

Lat -5.78, Long -80.99 [rough estimate]

1.0am: Courses and speed as requisite making anchorage.

1.40am: Cast anchor in 20 fathoms veered to 105 cables Starboard Bower.

6.30am: Hands fall in and prepare for coaling ship.

[Anchored Sechura Bay]

7.0am: Collier “Competitor” sighted.

9.20am: Collier secured alongside, commenced coaling.

Noon: Coaling suspended.

0.40pm: Resumed coaling.

pm: 45 Tons of fresh water supplied to collier.

3.40pm: Coaling suspended.

4.5pm: Resumed coaling.

5.0pm: Finished coaling, quantity received 306 tons.

5.36pm: Collier cast off and proceeded to anchor.

5.40pm: Weighed anchor and canted ship, courses and revolutions as requisite.

6.0pm: Returned to anchorage and cast anchor in 33 fathoms water veered to 120 fathoms cable Starboard Bower.

6.50pm: Darkened ship.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 55 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1877 tons, Received 307 tons = 2184 tons]


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20 August 1916

From Sechura Bay

Lat -6.22, Long -81.07

[Anchored Sechura Bay]

6.20am: Sighted HMS “Otranto” bearing green 120 degrees.

6.30am: Hands fall in and wash decks and transfer stores to colliers boats.

7.30am: HMS “Otranto” cast anchor.

7.55am: Commenced to weigh. 8.17am: Anchor aweigh. 8.20am: Proceeded at 50 Revs, course S55W. Log streamed.

8.51am: Passed Pisura Point distant 1.5 miles, altered course S41W.

9.33am: Altered course S7W.

10.27am: Altered course S41E. Log 20.5.

0.30pm: Covered guns.

1.45pm: Observed Lobos de Tierra Island bearing N79E, distant 5.5 miles.

5.8pm: Lobos d’Afuera Island Light House bearing N48W, distant 3.5 miles.

6.40pm: Darkened ship.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 38 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To position 3 miles off Mazorca Island S32E, 367.6 miles]

[Weather misty at times, noon temperature 61F, sea temperature 57F]


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21 August 1916

From Sechura Bay

Lat -9.53, Long -79.05

1.50am: Guns crews closed up.

0.15pm: Altered course S42E.

2.35pm: Position by Observation:- Lat 9 58 S, Long 78 45 W.

4.15pm: Evening quarters and physical drill. Observed land on port beam.

10.25pm: Mustered sea boats crew.10.30pm: Guns crews closed up.

11.30pm: Sighted Mazorca Island Light bearing Red 8 degrees.

[Course and Distance made good: S 31 15 E, 233 miles]


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22 August 1916

From Sechura Bay, at Callao

Lat -12.05, Long -77.16 [rough estimate]

0.18am: Mazorca Island Light bearing N49E, distant 1.25 miles, altered course S45E and reduced to 40 Revs.

0.25am: Sighted steamer Green 5 degrees, Inclination 170 degrees Right.

2.0am: Guns crews closed up.

7.10am: Sighted San Lorenzo Island ahead distant 1 mile. 7.10am to 7.25am: Engines stopped.

7.25am: Proceeded to Callao, course N89E, revs as requisite.

8.0am: Stopped and cast anchor in 7 fathoms veered to 30 fathoms on Starboard Bower.

[Anchored Callao Bay]

8.30am: Port Officials and HBM Consul visited ship. Commenced receiving fresh water.

10.45am: Captain left.

11.20am: Captain returned.

1.30pm: Officers, CPOs and POs left on shore leave.

4.30pm: Hoisted all boats but duty boat.

6.30pm: Petty officers returned from leave.

8.20pm: Hoisted duty boat.

8.45pm: Completed receiving water.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 188 miles]


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23 August 1916

From Callao to Salaverry

Lat -11.62, Long -77.59

[Anchored Callao]

0.30am: Officers returned from leave.

8.25am: Commenced to weigh. 8.30am: Anchor aweigh, engines used as requisite to turn ship.

8.40am: Proceeded on course N43W, speed 10 knots. Log streamed.

am: X and Y groups exercised at divisional drill. Guns crews exercised at loader.

Noon: Sighted Mazorca Island bearing green 10 degrees.

1.40pm: Mazorca Island Light House bearing N40E distant 2 miles. 1.43pm: Altered course N29W.

3.48pm: Reduced to 40 Revs.

4.5pm: Courses as requisite Swinging ship for compass deviations. Log housed.

4.40pm: Resumed course N29W and speed (56 Revs). Log re-streamed.

6.30pm: Darkened ship.

9.10pm: Sighted Legarto Head Light bearing N5E.

9.20pm: Sighted steamer bearing green 45 degrees, Inclination 135 Right.

10.45pm: Legarto Head Light bearing N58E distant 12.5 miles.

10.50pm: Guns crews closed up.

[Course and Distance made good: N41W, 36 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To Position off Mazorca Island N41W, 16 miles]


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24 August 1916

From Callao, at Salaverry

Lat -8.23, Long -78.99 [estimated]

0.55am: Sighted steamer bearing green 40 degrees, Inclination 160 degrees right.

2.0am: Sighted steamer bearing Red 30 degrees, Inclination 150 degrees Left.

6.30am: Sighted Guanape Islands bearing green 10 degrees.

7.38am: Altered course N4W.

8.34am: Guanape Island Light House bearing N82E, distant 3.5 miles.

9.15am: Ammunition supply parties exercised at divisional drill.

10.0am: Log housed.10.9am: Altered course N20E.

10.34am: Reduced speed and courses as requisite. 10.40am: Arrived off Salaverry and cast anchor in 6.5 fathoms veered to 45 fathoms cable Starboard Bower.

[Anchored off Salaverry]

11.0am: Captain of port boarded.

0.20pm: Anchor weighed and secured. 0.25pm: Proceeded at 56 Revs, course N76W.

1.26pm: Altered course N56W.

3.45pm: Reducing to 45 Revs. Log housed. Courses as requisite for compass deviations.

5.18pm: Set course N53W. Log restreamed. Revs 56.

11.5pm: Sighted steamer bearing Red 30 degrees, Inclination 160 Left.

11.7pm: Observed Lobos d’Afuera Island Light bearing Red 25 degrees.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 220 miles]

[Weather cloudy or fine, noon temperature 62F, sea temperature 57F]


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25 August 1916

From Salaverry, at Sechura Bay

Lat -5.78, Long -80.97 [rough estimate]

1.41am: Lobos de Afuera Island Light bearing S36W, distant 7.5 miles.

1.45am: Sighted steamer bearing green 20 degrees, Inclination 160 degrees Right.

4.15pm: Sighted steamer bearing green 15 degrees, Inclination 165 degrees Right.

4.16am: Lobos de Tierra Island Light N52E, distant 7.75 miles.

5.50am: Sighted steamer green 30 degrees, Inclination 150 degrees Right.

6.30am: Hands fall in and prepare for coaling ship.

6.48am: Observed land on starboard side.

7.21am: Altered course N8W.

8.0am: Aguja Point N46E, distant 7.5 miles. 8.12am: Altered course N33E. Sighted “Otranto” and collier “Harewood”.

9.15am: Altered course N56E.

10.25am: Housed log. 10.30am: Stopped and cast anchor in 30 fathoms veered to 130 fathoms cable Starboard bower.

[Anchored Sechura Bay]

11.0am: “Otranto” anchored. Lowered No 1 and 7 boats.

11.40am: Collier “Harewood” secured on Port side.

1.0pm: Commenced coaling ship.

2.15pm: Nos 1 and 7 boats hoisted.

3.40pm: Coaling suspended. 4.0pm: Resumed coaling.

4.20pm: “Otranto” weighed and left.

6.30pm: Ceased coaling.

6.40pm: Darkened ship.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 217 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1960 tons]


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26 August 1916

From Salaverry, at Sechura Bay

Lat -5.78, Long -80.97

[Anchored Sechura Bay]

5.50am: Collier “Competitor” left.

6.20am: Resumed coaling ship.

10.30am: Corrected FP Dorothy Engineer Sub Lieutenant (Temporary) for insubordination.

5.15pm: Finished coaling.

5.35pm: Collier cast off and left.

5.40pm: Weighed anchor and turned ship. 5.50pm: Proceeded at 50 Revs. Course N37W. Log streamed.

10.0pm: Altered course N22W. Revs 47.

11.40pm: Sighted steamer green 30 degrees, Inclination 150 degrees Right.

[Fuel Remaining: 1938 + Received 676 = 2614 tons]


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27 August 1916

From Sechura Bay

Lat -3.11, Long -81.40

1.30am: Parina Point Light bearing N67W, distant 6.5 miles. 1.40am: Altered course N3W.

9.7am: Sighted steamer bearing green 10 degrees, Inclination 170 degrees Right. SS “Alderney” [listed here] of Tonsberg.

0.5pm: Altered course North.

6.55pm: Sighted St Elena Point Light bearing S83E distant 18 miles.

10.50pm: Sighted La Plata Island Light bearing N27E.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 165.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position off Plata Island Lat 1 16 S, Long 81 11 W, N 6 30 East 111.5 miles]


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28 August 1916

From Sechura Bay, at Manta

Lat 0.92, Long -80.72 [estimated]

0.55am: La Plata Island Light bearing S82E, distant 8.25 miles. 1.0am: Altered course N36E.

3.40am: Sighted land on starboard beam.

4.0am: Altered course N73E.

4.43am: Sighted Manta Light bearing S9E, 8 miles.

4.45am: Engines stopped, log housed.

6.40am: Proceeded at 45 Revs, course S75E.

7.45am: Stopped off Manta and cast anchor in 9.25 fathoms veered to 30 fathoms cable Starboard Bower. Gig, Nos 7 and 8 Boats lowered.

[Anchored Manta Bay] [Anchor bearing: Manta Light House S16E distant 1 mile]

[Draft of Water Arriving and leaving Manta: Forward 23ft 9in, Aft 27ft 00in]

8.55am: Captain of Port boarded.

9.40am: Officers left for shore.

10.5am: Captain of Port left for shore.

0.45pm: Captain returned, gig hoisted. Commenced to weigh. 0.52pm: Anchor up and secured, proceeded at 50 Revs. Log streamed, set course N9E.

4.50pm: Pasado Point abeam distant 5.25 miles.

6.17pm: Jama Point abeam distant 10.5 miles. 6.25pm: Darkened ship.

11.55pm: Observed land bearing green 80 degrees.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 150.5 miles]


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29 August 1916

From Manta to Tumaco [Colombia]

Lat 1.80, Long -79.16

0.30am: Sounded no bottom with 150 fathoms wire.

1.19am: Altered course N48E, Log 113.

2.45am: Sounded in 18 fathoms, gs [grey sand]. 2.50am: Sounded in 11 fathoms gs. 3.0am: Sounded in 13 fathoms, r [rock].

3.10am: Ship touched bottom. Engines stopped, watertight doors closed, ship turned to port. Log housed. 3.17am: Proceeded slow ahead, course N11W, Log streamed.

3.30am: Chief Carpenter reported no increased in bilge soundings.

5.8am: Engines stopped, log housed 37 miles.

6.36am: Proceeded at 50 Revs, course S56E.

7.0am: Log streamed. 7.10am: Altered course N50E. Increasing to 60 Revs.

am: Marines at small arm drill. All guns crews exercised at 6 inch Loader.

0.30pm: Altered course N75E.

1.19pm: Altered course S65E. 1.35pm: Log housed 17 miles.

1.52pm: Courses and revs as requisite. 2.12pm: Stopped off Tumaco and cast anchor in 14.5 fathoms veered to 75 fathoms on Starboard Bower.

[Anchored Tumaco]

4.20pm: Weighed and proceeded at 47 Revs, course N62W.

5.25pm: Mangles Point abeam distant 22.5 miles. 5.35pm: Altered course S38W. Read Warrant No 54.

6.7pm: Altered course S40W.

6.40pm: Darkened ship.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 192 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To Tumaco N82E, 25 miles]

[Weather mostly cloudy or fine, noon temperature 86F, sea temperature 79F]


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30 August 1916

From Tumaco, at Esmeraldas

Lat 1.01, Long -79.67 [estimated]

2.0am: Soundings taken every half hour until 6.30am.

2.30am: Observed Group of shore lights bearing Red 45 degrees.

2.58am: Stopped. Log housed.

6.5am: Observed Coquito Point bearing S20E distant 14 miles.

6.17am: Proceeded at 45 Revs, course S11W. Log streamed.

6.30am: Commenced taking soundings and continued until arrival at anchorage.

7.38am: Reduced speed.

8.0am: Altered course S50E.

8.50am: Arrived off Esmeraldas and cast anchor in 10 fathoms veered to 45 fathoms cable on Starboard Bower.

[Anchored Esmeraldas] [Anchor Bearing: Coquito Point S50E 2 miles]

9.0am: Port Sea boat lowered.

9.45am: Officers left for shore, on duty.

4.55pm: Officers returned from shore, C in C of Equatorian [Ecuadorian] Army visited ship.

5.0am: Hoisted sea boat.

5.50pm: C in C of Equatorian Army left for shore. Commenced to weigh anchor.

6.0pm: Anchor up and proceeded at 60 Revs. Course S49W. Log streamed.

6.34pm: Darkened ship. Soundings taken half hourly.

7.25pm: Altered course S82W. 7.53pm: Altered course N49W.

8.22pm: Altered course S82W. 9.0pm: Altered course S22W.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 25 and 87 miles]


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31 August 1916

From Esmeraldas to St Elena Bay

Lat -1.10, Long -80.98

3.40am: Sighted steamer bearing green 45 degrees, Inclination 135 degrees Right.

6.45am: Sighted steamer bearing green 30 degrees, Inclination 90 degrees Left.

7.30am: Working up to 65 Revs. 7.32am: Altered course S3E.

10.35am: Sighted La-Plata Island green 30 degrees.

11.33am: Cape San Lorenzo abeam distant 4 miles, Log 80.8.

0.35pm: La Plata Island Light House abeam distant 4.5 miles, altered course S16E.

2.25pm: Salango Island abeam distant 5 miles, Log 27.

4.7pm: Sighted St Elena Point green 30 degrees.

4.20pm: Altered course S7E and working up to Full speed. 4.45pm: Altered course S21W.

5.0pm: Log housed. Evening quarters. 5.15pm: Reduced speed.

5.20pm: Stopped and cast anchor in 11 fathoms veered to 60 fathoms cable Starboard Bower.

[Anchored St Elena Bay] [Anchor Bearing: St Elena Light House S54.5W, 3.25 miles]

6.15pm: Gig left for shore with officers on duty.

6.40pm: Darkened ship.

8.25pm: Gig returned.

11.0pm: Bearings checked frequently.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 184 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: St Elena Bay Anchorage 61 miles]


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LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1916


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for September 1916]

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

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 September 1916

From Esmeraldas, at St Elena Bay

Lat -2.16, Long -80.93 [estimated]

[Anchored St Elena Bay]

2.30am: Anchor bearings verified frequently.

8.40am: Officers left for shore on duty.

9.5am: Weighed anchor and shifted berth, engines and courses as requisite.

9.20am: Cast anchor in 12 fathoms veered to 60 fathoms cable on Starboard bower.

[Anchor Bearings: St Elena Light House S46.5W, 3 miles 9 cables]

11.30am: Officers returned from shore.

1.30pm: Officers left for shore.

4.20pm: Officers returned from shore. 4.30pm: No 7 Boat hoisted.

8.45pm: Motor launch left for shore on duty.

11.40pm: Motor launch returned.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 61 miles]


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2 September 1916

From Esmeraldas, St Elena Bay

Lat -2.16, Long -80.93

[At Single Anchor]

2.0am: Anchor bearings checked frequently.

am: Hands employed Saturday routine.

11.20am: No 5 Boat lowered.

0.30pm: Captain of Port boarded.

2.15pm: Officers left for shore.

4.10pm: HMS “Avoca” sighted.

5.40pm: “Avoca” anchored and gig and duty boat left for same.

6.15pm: Duty boat returned with mails and diver and equipment from “Avoca”.

7.0pm: Boat from “Avoca” left with stores.

[Weather quiet and overcast, noon temperature 74F, sea temperature 70F]


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3 September 1916

At St Elena Bay

Lat -2.16, Long -80.93

7.0am: Steamer sighted heading into Bay.

8.20am: Commenced transporting ammunition to “Avoca”.

8.40am: Gig left for shore with officers on duty.

8.55am: Collier “Cilicia” arrived and anchored.

9.30am: Captain of “Avoca” boarded. Transferring ammunition and stores throughout.

11.20am: Finished discharging ammunition.

Noon: Captain of “Avoca” left and gig returned.

1.35pm: Collier “Cilicia” weighed and left.

1.40pm: Hoisted all boats.

2.40pm: “Avoca” weighed and proceeded.

2.55pm: Weighed anchor and proceeded. 3.0pm: Set course N87W. Revs working up to 60.

3.30pm: Altered course S22W. 3.53pm: Santa Elena Light House East (True) distant 3.75 miles, altered course S1W.

6.35pm: Darken ship.

8.12pm: Sighted steamer bearing green 40 degrees, Inclination 140 degrees Right.

8.40pm: Decreased to 54 Revs.

9.0pm: Decreased to 50 Revs.

11.28pm: Guns crews closed up.


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4 September 1916

From St Elena Bay, At Payta

Lat -4.98, Long -81.19

0.40am: Sighted steamer bearing Green 70 degrees, Inclination 110 degrees Right.

1.50am: Sighted steamer bearing Red 10 degrees, Inclination 140 Left.

2.15am: Guns crews closed up.

4.35am: Observed shore lights bearing Red 10 degrees. 4.42am: Altered course S6W.

5.21am: Altered course S45W. Speed reduced to slow.

6.18am: Altered course S14W. Increased to 50 Revs.

7.8am: Altered course S7E.

8.50am: Sighted steamer bearing green 80 degrees, Inclination 80 degrees Right.

8.55am: Parina Point bearing East (True) distant 6.5 miles. 9.0am: Altered course S42E.

10.20am: Engines stopped. Hands air bedding.

10.30am: Kit inspection.

10.45am: Sighted HMS “Avoca” bearing N31W. Challenged.

10.48am: Proceeded at half speed. Course S42E.

11.15am: Altered course S57E. 11.27am: Increase to 60 Revs.

0.18pm: Reduced revolutions as requisite. 0.27pm: Altered course S51E. Log housed.

0.47pm: Stopped. 1.5pm: Cast anchor in 9.5 fathoms veered to 45 fathoms cable on Port bower.

[Anchored Payta]

1.30pm: “Avoca” arrived and anchored.

1.40pm: Commenced preparing for diving operations.

2.30pm: Diver commenced examining ships hull.

6.22pm: Sunset.

11.0pm: Anchor bearings frequently checked.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 189 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To Anchorage Payta S49E, 9 miles]


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5 September 1916

At Payta

Lat -5.07, Long -81.11 [estimated]

[At Single Anchor]

7.28am: Diver resumed examination of hull. Nos 3 and 6 Lifeboats dispatched for cement.

8.45am: Captain of “Avoca” boarded.

9.7am: Boats returned with cement.

9.45am: Nos 2, 3 and 6 boats hoisted.

1.0pm: HMS “Avoca” weighed and left.

1.15pm: Diver resumed examination.

1.20pm: No 7 Boat Lowered for officers sailing exercise.

4.0pm: Diver ceased work for this day.

5.48pm: No 8 boat hoisted.

6.50pm: No 7 Boat hoisted.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 9 miles]


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6 September 1916

At Payta

Lat -5.07, Long -81.11

[At Single Anchor]

6.30am: Hands fall in and wash decks. No 5 and 8 boats lowered.

7.0am: Guns covered. Diver resumed examination.

4.30pm: Diving operations finished for this day.

5.5pm: Duty boat left for shore and returned 5.45.

6.0pm: Nos 6 and 7 Boats hoisted.

6.22pm: Sunset. 6.45pm: Darkened ship.

[Weather mostly cloudy or fine, noon temperature 70F, sea temperature 58F]


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7 September 1916

At Payta

Lat -5.07, Long -81.11

[At Single Anchor]

2.0am: Armed lookout kept forward.

6.28am: HMS “Otranto” sighted.

7.20am: HMS “Avoca” sighted.

7.25am: “Otranto” anchored.

7.30am: Diver resumed examination of hull.

7.56am: “Avoca” anchored.

9.10am: Officers from “Otranto” and “Avoca” arrived for Court of inquiry.

Noon: Court of Inquiry concluded and officers left.

1.0pm: Diver resumed examination.

4.0pm: All gun communications tested.

4.45pm: Diving operations concluded for this day.

5.15pm: Duty boat left for “Otranto” and returned 5.45pm.

6.20pm: Officers left for “Otranto”.

8.0pm: Petty Officers and men on liberty left for “Otranto”.

11.0pm: All officers, petty officers and men returned on board.


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8 September 1916

At Payta

Lat -5.07, Long -81.11

[At Single Anchor]

6.55am: Duty boat left for shore and returned 7.30.

7.31am: HMS “Otranto” and “Avoca” weighed and proceeded.

am: Diver continuing with examination of ships hull.

0.15pm: Captain of Port and HBM Consul visited ship.

1.0pm: Officers left for shore.

2.55pm: Captain of Port and consul left for shore.

4.30pm: Diver ceased work for this day.

5.50pm: Officers returned from shore.

11.10pm: All officers returned from shore.


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9 September 1916

At Payta

Lat -5.07, Long -81.11

[At Single Anchor]

7.0am: Diver resumed examination.

am: Hands employed Saturday routine.

11.20am: Chilean SS “Imperial” arrived and anchored.

1.30pm: Duty boat left with officers for shore.

2.0pm: Bathing party left.

4.25pm: Chilian SS “Imperial” sailed.

6.24pm: Sunset. Nos 3, 7 and 8 boats hoisted.

10.50pm: Sighted steamer bearing green 150 degrees coming from South.

11.30pm: Small steamer anchored in bay.


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10 September 1916

At Payta

Lat -5.07, Long -81.11

[At Single Anchor]

7.30am: Diving operations resumed.

9.30am: Diver concluded examination of the hull.

10.0am: Divisions. 10.25am: Divine-service.

10.30am: Duty boat left for shore and returned 11.5.

1.30pm: Duty boat left for shore and returned 2.30.

5.0pm: Nos 1, 5 and 8 Boats hoisted.

6.23pm: Sunset. Riding lights exhibited. Captain of Port and HBM Consul boarded.


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11 September 1916

From Payta, at Sechura Bay

Lat -5.52, Long -81.12

[At Single Anchor]

2.0am: Armed lookout stationed forward.

5.40am: Steamer sighted.

6.25am: Peruvian SS “Mantaro” [mentioned in a list here] anchored in bay.

7.15am: Duty boat left for shore with divers gear and telegrams and returned at 8.00.

8.0am: Commenced to weigh. 8.10am: Weighed and proceeded at 60 Revs, course N42W.

8.48am: Altered course S24W.

9.54am: Foca Island abeam distant 4.75 miles, altered course S32E.

10.22am: Observed land about Pisura Point, ahead.

11.45am: Sighted HMS “Otranto” bearing Red 10 degrees.

0.15pm: Altered course S39E.

1.20pm: Reduced speed. 1.40pm: Arrived at Sechura Bay and cast anchor in 27 fathoms veered to 120 fathoms cable on Starboard Bower. HMS “Otranto” and “Avoca” at anchor.

[Anchored Sechura Bay]

3.30pm: Collier “Harewood” came alongside. Hands employed preparing to coal ship.

6.15pm: Collier “Spilsby” [listed here] left “Otranto” and anchored.

6.22pm: Sunset.

7.0pm: Darkened ship.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 37 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Anchorage Sechura Bay S32E, 16 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 2230 tons]


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12 September 1916

From Payta, at Sechura Bay

Lat -5.75, Long -80.87 [rough estimate]

6.18am: “Avoca” commenced coaling.

6.20am: Commenced coaling.

9.30am: “Otranto” weighed and sailed.

11.30am: Dismantled colliers wireless gear.

pm: 70 tons of Fresh water transferred to collier “Harewood”.

6.35pm: Finished coaling for this day 499 tons received.


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13 September 1916

At Sechura Bay

Lat -5.75, Long -80.87

6.15am: Resumed coaling from “Harewood”.

6.40am: Collier “Spilsby” secured on Starboard side.

7.25am: Commenced coaling from “Spilsby”.

10.55am: Collier left “Avoca” and anchored.

4.0pm: All Admiralty gear removed from “Harewood”.

4.30pm: Finished “Harewood”.

6.0pm: “Harewood” cast off and anchored.

6.30pm: Finished coaling for this day, total quantity received 929 tons [though this does not tally with information elsewhere on this and the next page].

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 2210 + Received 553 = 2763 tons]


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14 September 1916

At Sechura Bay

Lat -5.75, Long -80.87

6.30am: Coaling ship resumed.

10.0am: “Avoca” weighed and proceeded.

6.30pm: Finished coaling.

6.40pm: Collier “Spilsby” cast off and proceeded to anchorage.

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 2753 + Received 955 = 3708 tons]


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15 September 1916

At Sechura Bay

Lat -5.75, Long -80.87

0.50am: Collier “Spilsby” weighed and shifted berth.

6.30am: Hands fall in and clean ship and unrig coaling gear.

am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

11.30am: Collier “Spilsby” weighed and left.

pm: Hands make and mend.

4.45pm: No 7 Lifeboat and Motor launch hoisted.

11.0pm: Several fishing craft sighted during watch.


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16 September 1916

From Sechura Bay

Lat -6.08, Long -81.18

8.45am: Commenced to weigh. 8.57am: Anchor aweigh and proceeded course S82W. Log streamed.

9.33am: Pisura Point abeam distant 2.5 miles. 9.50am: Altered course S22W.

10.40am: Aguja Point abeam distant 4 miles.

11.18am: Altered course S40E. Log 23.

0.12pm: Altered course S29E. 0.45pm: Altered course S40E.

1.15pm: Sighted Lobos de Tierra Island bearing S65E.

2.0pm: Sighted steamer bearing green 20 degrees, Inclination 160 Right.

2.35pm: Altered course as requisite to close steamer.

3.0pm: Spoke SS “Nann Smith” Norwegian and turned to original course S40E.

3.53pm: Lobos de Tierra Island Light House abeam distant 6.75 miles. 3.55pm: Altered course S45E.

4.25pm: Hands attend medical lecture.

6.49pm: Lobos de Afuera Light House abeam distant 4.3 miles. Log 69.5.

9.10pm: Exercised guns crews.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 31 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position 3.5 miles S59W from Mazorca Island S 32 13 E, 382 miles]


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17 September 1916

From Sechura Bay

Lat -9.42, Long -79.17

3.0am: Guns crews closed up.

10.0am: Divisions. 10.30am: Divine-Service.

0.17pm: Altered course S42E.

2.50pm: Sighted steamer bearing Red 10 degrees, Inclination 170 degrees Left.

3.15pm: Sighted land bearing Red 45 degrees.

7.5pm: Sighted steamers lights bearing green 10 degrees.

[Course and Distance made good: S30E 233 miles]


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18 September 1916

From Sechura Bay, at Callao

Lat -12.05, Long -77.17 [estimated]

0.12am: Mazorca Island Light sighted ahead. 0.18am: Altered course S40E. 0.40am: Reducing to 45 Revs.

2.0am: Increasing to 50 Revs.

3.58am: Mazorca Island Light abeam distant 2.5 miles, Log 59.5. 4.5am: Altered course S46E. Increased to 58 Revs.

7.35am: Sighted San Lorenzo Island ahead. Increased to 60 Revs.

8.0am: Altered course S61E.

8.30am: Quarters clean guns. 9.0am: Divisions and prayers. Log housed.

9.40am: Arrived Callao Bay and cast anchor in 6.5 fathoms veered to 30 fathoms cable Starboard Bower.

[Anchored Callao Bay] [Draft of Water arriving at Callao: Forward 25ft 11”, Aft 25ft 00in]

9.50am: Port Officials and HBM Consul boarded. Commenced receiving water.

10.30am: Consul left for shore.

pm: Receiving water throughout.

5.0pm: SS “California” [probably this ship] anchored.

6.30pm: Received a quantity of mails ex “California”.

7.0pm: Darkened ship.

11.0pm: Receiving fresh water throughout.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 198 miles]


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19 September 1916

From Callao

Lat -11.70, Long -77.53

[Anchored Callao Bay]

7.0am: Duty boat left for shore and returned at 7.15.

8.40am: All boats hoisted and secured.

9.0am: Commenced to weigh anchor. 9.5am: Anchor aweigh, canted ship and proceeded at 60 Revs, course N50W. Log streamed.

10.40am: Pescadores Island abeam distant 7 miles. Marines exercised at rifle drill. SS “Huasco” passed South.

2.5pm: Mazorca Island Light House abeam distant 2.5 miles, altered course N42W.

4.5pm: Sighted small sailing vessel bearing Red 45 degrees.

8.0pm: Sighted Legarto Head Light N20.5E (True).

9.7pm: Legarto Head Light abeam distant 24 miles, Log 96 miles.

[Course and Distance made good: N42W 30 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position off Mazorca Islands, N42W, 21.5 miles]


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20 September 1916

From Callao

Lat -8.15, Long -82.05

am: A and B groups at 6 inch loader. X and Y groups at Divisional drill.

1.30pm: Sighted SS “Isthmian” [listed here as Ranenfjord (1)] bearing Red 90 degrees, Inclination 90 degrees to right.

3.26pm: Altered course N37W.

4.15pm: Evening quarters and Marines and seamen at physical drill.

5.30pm: Sighted Lobos d'Afuera Island bearing green 24 degrees.

7.30pm: Lobos d’Afuera Island Light abeam distant 9.75 miles. Sighted steamers lights bearing green 15 degrees, Inclination 110 degrees Right.

8.0pm: Reduced to 52 Revs.

9.50pm: Guns crews closed up.

10.36pm: Lobos de Tierra Island Light abeam distant 17 miles.

[Course and Distance made good: N42W 21.5 miles; N34.5W 237.0 miles.

[True Bearing and Distance: Position in 6 00 S, 81 30 W, N33.5W, 156 miles]

[Misty through middle of day, noon temperature 62F, sea temperature 61F]


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21 September 1916

From Callao

Lat -4.97, Long -81.55

2.40am: Sighted steamer bearing green 2 degrees, Inclination 160 degrees Left.

4.0am: Altered course N6W. Log 59.

9.5am: Reduced speed. 9.8am: Engines stopped. Log housed.

9.20am: General quarters. 9.25am: Dropped target for 1 inch aiming practice and proceeded at 48 Revs, courses as requisite.

11.5am: Finished practice. 11.25am: Picked up target and proceeded on course N2E at 52 Revs. Log streamed.

11.45am: Sighted steamer bearing green 100 degrees, Inclination 80 degrees Left.

0.25pm: Sighted 3 sail bearing green 10 degrees, also land.

1.11pm: Sighted steamer bearing red 40 degrees, Inclination 145 degrees right.

1.50pm: Passed Japanese SS “Nippo Maru”.

3.19pm: Talara Point abeam distant 13.5 miles.

4.40pm: Cape Blanco abeam distant 14 miles. Log 41.

7.30pm: Sighted several steamers during this watch.

8.0pm: Revs decreased to 45.

8.15pm: Sighted steamer bearing Red 90 degrees, Inclination 90 degrees left.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 217 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position 7 miles West of St Elena Point N9.5E, 168 miles]


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22 September 1916

From Callao, at St Elena Bay

Lat -2.19, Long -80.93 [estimated]

6.5am: Sighted St Elena Point bearing N36.5E distant 26 miles.

6.43am: Increased to 60 Revs, altered course N22E.

7.30am: Sighted vessels in St Elena Bay.

8.10am: Altered course N46E.

8.52am: St Elena Point Light House abeam distant 3.25 miles.

9.30am: Stopped and cast anchor in 12 fathoms veered to 5 Shackles on Port Bower. HMS “Lancaster”, “Otranto” and “Avoca” at anchor also 2 colliers.

[Anchored St Elena Bay]

1.30pm: Weighed anchor and shifted berth to close “Avoca” engines and helm as requisite.

1.45pm: Stopped and cast anchor in 11 fathoms veered to 4 shackles on port bower.

2.0pm: Commenced transferring ammunition from “Avoca” to “Orbita”.

4.45pm: One invalid received from “Lancaster”.

5.0pm: Collier cast off from “Lancaster” and anchored.

5.40pm: All boats hoisted.

5.50pm: Commenced to weigh. 5.58pm: Anchor aweigh and proceeded, course N80W. Revs working up to 72. Evening quarters. 6.8pm: Altered course N46W.

6.20pm: Darkened ship.

10.30pm: Guns crews closed up.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 180 miles]


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23 September 1916

From St Elena Bay

Lat 0.73, Long -88.38

am: Hands employed on Saturday routine.

11.0am: Alarm bells tested.

0.13pm: Clocks corrected back 26 minutes.

6.35pm: Lat by Vega: 1 54 N.

11.5pm: Covered guns.

[Course and Distance made good: N40W, 226 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position 10 miles off Cocos Island N 39 12 W, 369 miles]


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24 September 1916

From St Elena Bay

Lat 4.33, Long -86.88

2.20am: Guns crews closed up.

6.30am: Hands fall in and wash decks. Clocks corrected back 13 minutes.

10.0am: Divisions. 10.30am: Divine Service.

0.20pm: Altered course N41W.

4.15pm: Evening quarters.

6.30pm: Darkened ship.

[Course and Distance made good: N 44 19 W, 302 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: of Position in 16 00 N, 95 4 W, N 35 10 W, 856 miles]

[Weather cloudy, rain at times, noon temperature 78F, sea temperature 80F]


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25 September 1916

From St Elena Bay

Lat 8.55, Long -89.83

6.30am: Clocks corrected back 13 minutes.

am: Control parties exercised at spotting table. A group at divisional drill. Marines at Morris tube. All guns crews exercised at loader.

6.30pm: Darkened ship. Position by observation: Lat 9 45 N, Long 90 34 W.

[Course and Distance made good: N 34 46 W, 308 miles]


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26 September 1916

From St Elena Bay to Salina Cruz

Lat 12.80, Long -92.98

6.30am: Clocks corrected back 10 minutes.

am: B group at divisional drill. Marines at rifle exercise.

0.6pm: Altered course N38W and Reduced to 70 Revs.

10.0pm: Guns crews closed up. 10.25pm: Sea boat crew exercised.

[Course and Distance made good: N 36 7 W, 315.6 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Salina Cruz anchorage N 33 45 W, 241.7 miles]


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27 September 1916

From St Elena Bay, At Salina-Cruz

Lat 16.15, Long -95.19 [estimated]

5.15am: Sighted Salina Cruz Light green 5 degrees, distant 26 miles. 5.35am: Altered course N33W.

6.0am: Sighted HMCS “Rainbow” bearing green 3 degrees.

6.51am: Altered course N11W. 7.0am: Log housed. 7.10am: Reduced speed.

7.15am: Stop. 7.20am: Cast anchor in 14 fathoms veered to 60 fathoms cable on Starboard bower.

7.30am: Commenced transferring stores to “Rainbow” and finished at 9.50.

10.0am: Weighed and proceeded to Salina Cruz courses and speed as requisite.

10.25am: HMCS “Rainbow” proceeded.

10.35am: Stopped and cast anchor in 11 fathoms veered to 60 fathoms cable Port Bower.

[Anchored Salina Cruz]

10.50am: Duty boat left for shore and returned at 11.40 with HBM Consul.

0.15pm: Received OOG [Officer of Guard] from USA Cruiser “Pittsburg” [Pittsburgh].

0.30pm: OOG visited “Pittsburg”. HBM Consul left.

3.40pm: All boats hoisted.

3.48pm: Commenced to weigh. 3.56pm: Anchor aweigh, proceeded at 72 Revs, course S19W.

4.58pm: Punta Chipequa [Punta Chipehua] distant 5.25 miles.

5.31pm: Altered course S59W.

7.8pm: Morro Ayuca [Morro Ayutla] Light abeam distant 9.5 miles, Log 39.7.

10.30pm: Port Angeles Light abeam distant 14.5 miles. 10.47pm: Altered course N87W, Log 88.3.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 241.7 miles]

[Weather fine and quiet, noon temperature 92F, sea temperature 85F]


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28 September 1916

From Salina Cruz

Lat 16.05, Long -99.22

6.30am: Clocks corrected back 17 minutes.

am: Magazine and shell room party exercised.

10.30am: Magazine party attend medical lecture.

pm: Hands make and mend.

3.0pm: Steamer with 4 masted barque in tow sighted bearing green 25 degrees, Inclination 150 Right.

4.10pm: Altered course as requisite for compass deviations.

5.0pm: Resumed course N74W.

5.21pm: Acapulco Light House (Roqueta Island) abeam distant 23 miles.

6.26pm: Position by Stellar Observations:- Lat 16 35.5 N, Long 100 20 W.

6.30pm: Darkened ship.

10.30pm: Guns crews closed up.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 256 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: to Position 19 00 N, 105 43 W, N 64 38 W, 413 miles]


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29 September 1916

From Salina Cruz

Lat 18.00, Long -103.82

1.15am: Sighted steamer bearing Green 45 degrees, Inclination 135 degrees Right.

6.30am: Clocks corrected back 17 minutes.

0.10pm: Altered course N62W.

6.22pm: Position by Stellar Observations:- Lat 18 46 N, Long 104 58.5 W.

[Course and Distance made good: N 66 9 W, 289 miles]


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30 September 1916

From Salina Cruz, at Sea

Lat 20.88, Long -108.32

6.30am: Clocks corrected back 13 minutes.

am: Hands employed on Saturday routine.

0.10pm: Altered course N59W.

6.21pm: Position by Observation:- Lat 21 47 N, Long 109 22 W.

10.25pm: Guns crews closed up.

[Course and Distance made good: N 55 43 W, 307 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position in 123 58 N, 112 00 W, N48W, 276 miles]


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LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1916


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for October 1916]

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

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 October 1916

From Salina Cruz, at Sea

Lat 24.02, Long -112.47

0.55am: Sighted steamer bearing 10 degrees, Inclination 140 degrees Left.

2.0am: Sighted steamer bearing Red 15 degree, Inclination 170 degrees Left.

6.30am: Clocks corrected back 13 minutes.

9.30am: Altered course N63W.

10.0am: Divisions. 10.35am: Divine Service.

0.20pm: Altered course N54W.

6.40pm: Position by Observation: Lat 25 7 N, Long 113 49 W.

[Course and Distance made good: N 50 48 W, 298 miles]


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2 October 1916

From Salina Cruz, at Sea

Lat 28.10, Long -116.45

6.35am: Clocks corrected 12 minutes, back.

8.6am: Altered course N44W.

9.15am to 10.45am: Guns crews exercising and receiving medical instruction.

11.0am: Clocks corrected back 6 minutes.

4.20pm: Observed North End of Guadeloupe Island N87.5W.

6.18pm: Guadeloupe Island (North End) bearing S69W, Distant 45 miles.

6.24pm: Lat by Observation:- 29 19 N, Long 117 24 W.

[Course and Distance made good: N 41 12 W, 325.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position in 34 00 N, 121 00 W, N 33 28 W, 424 miles]


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3 October 1916

From Salina Cruz, at Sea

Lat 32.55, Long -119.85

6.30am: Clocks corrected back 21 minutes.

7.30am: Sighted steamer bearing red 35 degrees, Inclination 145 degrees left.

8.0am: Altered course N50W.

am: Seamen at gun drill.

1.15pm: Sighted Land (San Nicholas Island) bearing N27E.

6.19pm: Position by Observation:- Lat 33 43 N, Long 120 50 W.

6.40pm: Sighted steamer bearing green 80 degrees, Inclination 100 degrees Right.

8.0pm: Altered course N43W.

[Course and Distance made good: N 33 26 W, 320 miles]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 60F, sea temperature 63F]


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4 October 1916

From Salina Cruz, at Sea

Lat 37.10, Long -123.07

2.0am: Guns crews closed up.

6.30am: Clocks corrected back 4 minutes.

6.40am: Sighted schooner bearing red 40 degrees.

9.30am: Sighted land bearing green 50 degrees.

0.5pm: Altered course N39W.

0.55pm: Sighted Farallon Island Light House bearing green 45 degrees.

1.10pm: Sighted schooner bearing Red 30 degrees.

2.15pm: Farallon Island Light House abeam distant 17 miles, Log 31.3.

3.30pm: Reyes Point Light House abeam distant 24.5 miles, Log 48.3.

5.10pm: Sighted sailing vessel bearing red 35 degrees, Inclination 45 degrees Right.

6.30pm: Darkened ship.

7.3pm: Sighted Arena Point Light bearing N5W.

8.34pm: Arena Point Light abeam distant 15 miles.

10.0pm: Sea boats crew mustered.

10.18pm: Cabrillo Light abeam, Log 37.

11.30pm: Increased to 79 Revs.

[Course and Distance made good: N35W 107 miles; N28W 209.6 miles = 316.6 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To Position 15 miles West of Mendocino Light House N 21 30 W, 215 miles]


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5 October 1916

From Salina Cruz, at Sea

Lat 42.25, Long -124.92

1.0am: Sighted steamer bearing Green 50 degrees, Inclination 130 degrees Right.

1.15am: Sighted Cape Mendocino Light bearing green 35 degrees.

2.50am: Punta Gorda Light abeam.

3.39am: Cape Mendocino Light abeam distant 19 miles, Log 11.8.

3.48am: Altered course N18W.

4.9am: Cape Mendocino Light abeam, Log 18.7 miles.

6.35am: Clocks corrected back 3 minutes.

7.50am: Sighted steamer bearing Red 30 degrees, Inclination 50 degrees Right.

8.50am: Sighted steamer bearing green 5 degrees, Inclination 160 degrees Right.

am: Forward supply party at divisional drill and first aid.

6.20pm: Position by Observation: Lat 43 40 N, Long 124 57.5 W.

[Course and Distance made good: N22.5W, 215 miles; N2.5W, 115 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position in 48 10 N, 124 58 W, N0.5W, 355 miles]


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6 October 1916

From Salina Cruz, at Royal Roads

Lat 47.83, Long -124.94

6.0am: Sighted sailing ship bearing green 30 degrees.

6.20am: Sighted steamer bearing Red 50 degrees, Inclination 130 degrees Left.

8.0am: Altered course N25W.

9.15am: Exercised after ammunition supply party.

10.30am: Sighted steamer bearing green 30 degrees. Soundings being taken every 20 minutes.

11.55am: Sighted land bearing green 45 degrees.

0.55pm: Sighted Umatilla Light Vessel green 36 degrees. 1.0pm: Ceased sounding.

1.30pm: Umatilla Light Vessel abeam distant 4.5 miles, altered course N5W.

2.33pm: Tatoosh Island Light House abeam distant 4.8 miles, altered course N35E.

3.0pm: Altered course N79E.

5.28pm: Sheringham Light House abeam distant 3 miles.

6.40pm: Race Rock Light House abeam distant 1.75 miles.

7.7pm: Altered course N23W. Reducing speed as requisite. 7.25pm: Log housed.

7.35pm: Stopped and cast anchor in 10 fathoms veered to 60 fathoms cable port bower.

[Anchored Royal Roads]

7.50pm: Dockyard patrol boat alongside with mails.

[Course and Distance made good: N0.25E, 335 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position off Umatilla Light Vessel N3W, 20 miles]


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7 October 1916

From Salina Cruz, at Esquimalt

Lat 48.44, Long -123.44 [estimated]

[Anchored Royal Roads]

6.45am: Anchor weighed and proceeded into Constance Cove courses and revolutions as requisite.

7.30am: Moored ship at Constance Cove with 90 fathoms cable on Port Bower and 75 on Starboard.

[Moored at Esquimalt] [Anchor Bearing Grant Knoll Signal Tower S73E, 2.5 cables]

7.40am: Received two lighters for ammunition.

8.30am: Discharged ammunition.

8.55am: HMS “Newcastle” proceeded out of harbour. Boats being used as required.

11.40am: Admiral Superintendent arrived on board.

pm: Boat routine as requisite.

4.20pm: Landed liberty men and patrol.

5.50pm: “Newcastle” returned to harbour.

6.10pm: Darkened ship. 6.30pm: Duty boat left for shore.

10.45pm: Patrol returned.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 102 miles]


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8 October 1916

From Salina Cruz, at Esquimalt

Lat 48.44, Long -123.44

[Moored Constance Cove]

2.0am: Rounds made frequently. Patrol boat challenged frequently.

7.0am: Duty boat left and liberty men returned.

9.30am: Divisions. 9.45am: Church parties left for shore.

0.25pm: Church parties returned.

1.45pm: Liberty men left for shore.


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9 October 1916

From Salina Cruz, at Esquimalt

Lat 48.44, Long -123.44

[Moored Constance Cove]

7.0am: Liberty men returned.

am: Hands employed and boat routine as requisite.

1.0pm: Private Marytyn [Martyn] RMLI confined to cells for creating disturbance.

4.30pm: HMS “Newcastle” cast off and left.

[Misty all day, noon temperature 61F, sea temperature 49F]


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10 October 1916

From Salina Cruz, at Esquimalt

Lat 48.44, Long -123.44

[Moored Constance Cove]

7.0am: Liberty men returned, two stokers absent and one confined to cells.

9.15am: Landed detachment of marines for route march.

11.30am: Marines returned.

2.0pm: Stoker confined to cells handcuffed after damaging cell fittings.

4.0pm: Liberty men landed.


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11 October 1916

From Salina Cruz, at Esquimalt

Lat 48.44, Long -123.44

[Moored Constance Cove]

7.0am: Liberty men returned, two absentees.

9.30am: Seamen landed for route march.

11.40pm: Seamen returned from route march.

1.30pm: Officers left for shore.

2.30pm: Seaman Morris put under sentry’s charge for being drunk on duty.

pm: Ships company employed sealing and painting ship.

4.10pm: Liberty men landed. Regulations for fog carried out.

5.35pm: Sunset. 6.0pm: Darkened ship.

11.0pm: Regulations for fog carried out.


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12 October 1916

From Salina Cruz, at Esquimalt

Lat 48.44, Long -123.44

[Moored Constance Cove]

0.7am: Duty boat returned.

3.0am: Guard boat made rounds frequently. Regulations for fog carried out.

7.15am: Liberty men returned, 4 absentees.

9.30am: Working party left for dockyard.

11.30am: Board of trade regulations for fog carried out.

2.20pm: Landed Patrol and liberty men.

3.0pm: Heavy fog throughout, BOT regulations complied with.

[Thick fog all day, noon temperature 51F, sea temperature 48F]


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13 October 1916

From Salina Cruz, at Esquimalt

Lat 48.44, Long -123.44

[Moored Constance Cove]

2.30am: Regulations for fog complied with.

7.0am: Liberty men returned on board.

11.30am: Patrol landed.

1.45pm: Working and dental parties left.

3.0pm: BOT Regulations for fog complied with.

3.30pm: Received lighter of cement and sand.

4.10pm: Liberty men left for shore.

4.45pm: Dockyard workmen left ship.

[Another very foggy day]


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14 October 1916

From Salina Cruz, at Esquimalt

Lat 48.44, Long -123.44

[Moored Constance Cove]

0.40am: Patrol boat called.

3.0am: Regulations for fog carried out.

6.30am: Hands fall in and employed taking in cement.

7.0am: Liberty men returned, three absentees.

8.40am: Two absentees returned.

9.0am: One absentee returned.

9.30am: Working party left for dockyard.

10.5am: Working party returned with stores.

Noon: Regulations for fog carried out.

2.50pm: Liberty men left.

3.15pm: Fog clearing slightly.

3.30pm: HMS “Otranto” entered harbour.

4.50pm: HMS “Otranto” moored to buoy.


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15 October 1916

From Salina Cruz, at Esquimalt

Lat 48.44, Long -123.44

[Moored Constance Cove]

2.30am: Guard boat called.

9.30am: Divisions. 9.45am: Church parties and patrol landed.

0.15pm: Church parties returned.

1.0pm: Lighter with stores arrived alongside.

1.30pm: Liberty men left for shore. Watch employed receiving stores.

4.30pm: Hoisted Nos 4 and 5 boats.

6.30pm: Regulations for fog complied with.


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16 October 1916

From Esquimalt to Prince Rupert

Lat 48.44, Long -123.44

[Moored in Constance Cove]

0.10am: Duty boat returned with officers.

2.0am: Guard boat called.

7.0am: Liberty men returned.

9.0am: Divisions and prayers. Patrol and postman landed.

11.55am: Patrol and postman returned. Regulations for fog complied with.

[Draft of Water Leaving: Forward 23ft 00in, Aft 25ft 00in]

2.20pm: Commenced to unmoor. 2.25pm: Starboard anchor weighed. 2.50pm: Port anchor aweigh. Proceeded at 65 Revs, course S12E.

2.56pm: Fisgard Light House abeam distant 0.5 miles. Log streamed.

3.44pm: Altered course N57W. 3.55pm: Race Rocks Light House abeam distant 2.25 miles.

4.16pm: Altered course S82W.

5.30pm: Darkened ship.

6.15pm: Sighted steamer bearing red 40 degrees, Inclination 160 degrees Left.

6.40pm: Sighted steamer bearing red 20 degrees, Inclination 160 degrees left.

7.18pm: Cape Flattery Light sighted bearing red 45 degrees.

7.48pm: Cape Flattery Light abeam distant 6.25 miles.

8.12pm: Carmanah Point Light abeam distant 6.75 miles.

8.45pm: Swiftsure Light Vessel abeam distant 0.75 miles.

8.55pm: Entered dense fog.

9.9pm: Altered course N83W, Log 75.6.

10.10pm: Fog lifted.

10.16pm: Cape Beale Light sighted bearing N33E (magnetic).

10.40pm to 11.10pm: Passing through dense fog bank.

11.11pm: Amphitrite Point Light abeam distant 6.5 miles.


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17 October 1916

From Esquimalt to Prince Rupert

Lat 50.38, Long -128.63

0.42am: Lennard Island Light abeam distant 6.5 miles, Log 18.8.

3.14am: Estevan Light abeam distant 8.7 miles, Log 49. 3.23am: Altered course N76W.

7.35am: Sighted sailing vessel green 30 degrees.

9.22am: Solander Island abeam distant 6.7 miles.

1.0pm: Sighted Triangle Island Light House bearing green 27 degrees.

1.35pm: Cox Island abeam distant 17 miles, Log 19.3.

2.48pm: Triangle Island Light House abeam distant 8.5 miles. 2.54pm: Altered course N46W.

4.25pm: Exercised abandon ship stations.

8.10pm: Reduced to 54 Revs.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 256 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position off Triangle Island N43W, 33.5 miles]


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18 October 1916

From Esquimalt, at Prince Rupert

Lat 54.20, Long -130.61

2.0am: Observed Queen Charlotte Island on Port side. Soundings being taken every half hour.

3.30am: Sighted land bearing green 45 degrees.

6.5am: Bonilla Island abeam distant 10 miles, Log 8.8.

7.20am: Altered course N25W. 7.25am: Increased to full speed.

10.42am: Butterworth Rocks abeam distant 0.75 miles, altered course N26E. H and J groups at small arm drill.

11.16am: Triple Island Light House abeam distant 1 mile, altered course N66E. Guns crews exercised at loader.

0.10pm: South End of S Rachel Island abeam distant 1 mile, altered course N57E.

0.40pm: Log housed, courses and speed altered as requisite.

1.20pm: Stopped and cast anchor in 20 fathoms water veered to 120 fathoms cable Port bower.

[Anchored Prince Rupert]

[Draft Arriving Prince Rupert: Forward 22’ 2”, Aft 25’ 3”]

6.0pm: Boat routine as requisite.

10.30pm: Anchor bearings frequently verified.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 272 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To Prince Rupert Harbour Various 17 miles]

[Showers in pm, noon air and sea temperature 48F]


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19 October 1916

From Esquimalt, at Prince Rupert

Lat 54.33, Long -130.31 [rough estimate]

[Anchored Prince Rupert]

am: Hands employed getting hawsers on deck and as requisite. Boat routine as requisite.

2.0pm: Liberty men landed.

4.10pm: Patrol landed.

5.29pm: Sunset. No1 5 and 6 Boats hoisted.

10.30pm: All officers and men returned from shore.


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20 October 1916

From Esquimalt, at Prince Rupert Harbour

Lat 54.33, Long -130.31

7.0am: Liberty men returned.

am: Hands employed painting outside. Boat routine as requisite.

1.35pm: Two absentees returned.

3.0pm: Three absentees returned.

4.0pm: Liberty men landed also patrol.

9.30pm: Steamer entered harbour.

10.5pm: Patrol and liberty men returned.


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21 October 1916

From Esquimalt, at Prince Rupert Harbour

Lat 54.33, Long -130.31

2.0am: Anchor Bearings verified frequently.

7.5am: Liberty men returned on board, one absentee.

7.46am: SS “Prince Rupert” [listed here] arrived.

am: Hands employed transferring stores to dock.

10.10am: One absentee returned.

3.30pm: Duty boat left and returned at 4.40.

10.10pm: Officers returned from shore.


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22 October 1916

From Esquimalt, at Prince Rupert Harbour

Lat 54.33, Long -130.31

9.0am: Divine Service.

9.45am: Landed RC party.

0.20pm: RC Church party returned.

1.30pm: Liberty men landed.

4.15pm: Landed patrol.

6.0pm: Two coasting steamers entered harbour.

10.0pm: Liberty men and patrol returned.


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23 October 1916

From Esquimalt, at Prince Rupert

Lat 54.32, Long -130.31 [estimated]

6.30am: Hands fall in and turn out all boats.

8.50am: Lowered all boats.

9.10am: Landed docking party.

9.40am: Commenced to weigh anchor.

10.0am: Anchor aweigh and turned ship and proceeded towards graving dock, courses and engines as requisite.

11.30am: Ship secured in dry dock.

[Draft of Water entering dry dock: Forward 23ft 00in, Aft 24ft 00in]

[Graving Dock]

1.0pm: Ship took the blocks, pumping operations stopped and diver examining blocks.

4.0pm: Resumed pumping. Hands employed scrubbing ship.

5.0pm: Pumping operations concluded for this day.

5.30pm: Finished scrubbing ships side.


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24 October 1916

From Esquimalt, at Prince Rupert

Lat 54.32, Long -130.31

[Graving Dock]

1.20am to 1.35am: Pumping out dry dock.

4.30am: Draft of dock frequently taken.

8.0am: Hands resumed scrubbing ship.

9.45am: Resumed pumping out of dry dock.

11.30am: Pumping operations stopped owing to breakdown of machinery.

3.0pm: Pumping operations proceeding intermittently.

4.0pm: All pumping and scrubbing work finished for the day.

4.10pm: Landed liberty men and patrol.

9.0pm: Draft of water in dry dock taken hourly and pumps used as requisite to keep dock straight.

10.50pm: Patrol returned.


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25 October 1916

From Esquimalt, at Prince Rupert

Lat 54.32, Long -130.31

[In Dry Dock]

2.0am: Soundings of dry dock taken hourly and pumps used as requisite.

8.40am: Resumed pumping out of dry dock.

9.50am: Pumping operations stopped owing to defects of machinery.

4.45pm: Resumed pumping operations on dry dock.

5.0pm: Ceased pumping for the night.

5.30pm: Liberty men and patrol landed.

7.30pm: Draft of water in dry dock taken hourly.

10.0pm: Pumping operations carried on as requisite to keep dock on trim.

10.30pm: Patrol returned on board.


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26 October 1916

From Esquimalt, at Prince Rupert

Lat 54.32, Long -130.31

[In Dry Dock]

4.45am: Pumping operations as requisite to trim dry dock.

7.45am: Hands fall in and resume scrubbing hull and employed as requisite.

8.12am: Resumed pumping out of dry dock.

am: Hands employed scrubbing ships sides.

2.30pm: Pumping out of dock proceeding.

4.0pm: Evening quarters. Ceased pumping operations on dry dock.

5.0pm: Landed Patrol and liberty men.

5.20pm: Commenced to sink dry dock.

7.30pm: Dock sunk to 12 feet.

10.0pm: Draft of dock taken hourly and pumping operations as requisite.


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27 October 1916

From Esquimalt, at Prince Rupert

Lat 54.32, Long -130.31

[In Dry Dock]

7.50am: Hands fall in and resume scrubbing ship.

9.5am: Resumed pumping out of dock.

am: Hands employed scrubbing and as requisite.

0.30pm: Stopped pumping, dock dry.

pm: Hands employed in discharging ballast from dry dock.

6.30pm: Landed patrol and liberty men.

10.30pm: Draft of water in dry dock taken hourly.


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28 October 1916

From Esquimalt, at Prince Rupert

Lat 54.32, Long -130.31

[In Dry Dock]

9.50am: Commenced pumping out dry dock.

1.15pm: Ships company paid.

4.30pm: Landed liberty men and patrol.

11.0pm: Draft of water carefully watched and valves of dry dock used as requisite to keep dock in trim.


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29 October 1916

From Esquimalt, at Prince Rupert

Lat 54.32, Long -130.31

[In Dry Dock]

7.40am: Landed RC Church party.

9.0am: Divine Service held.

9.45am: RC Church party landed [returned?].

1.30pm: Landed liberty men.

4.30pm: Landed patrol and liberty men.

8.35pm: Patrol landed.

10.0pm: Draft of water in dock taken hourly and dock kept in trim.

11.0pm: Patrol returned.


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30 October 1916

From Esquimalt, at Prince Rupert

Lat 54.32, Long -130.31

[In Dry Dock]

8.25am: Commenced pumping out dock.

9.5am: Escort landed.

10.30am: Escort and three prisoners returned.

am: Hands employed preparing to discharge coal.

1.30pm: Commenced discharging coal.

4.40pm: Liberty men and patrol landed.

5.30pm: Commenced to sink dock.

7.0pm: Patrol returned.

8.0pm: Landed patrol. Hands employed discharging coal from No 4 Hold to wharf.

10.0pm: Patrol returned.


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31 October 1916

From Esquimalt, at Prince Rupert

Lat 54.32, Long -130.31

[In Dry Dock]

2.0am: Hands discharging coal from No 4 Hold.

4.0am: Ceased discharge of coal.

8.0am: Hands fall in and resumed discharge of coal from No 4 Hold.

pm: Hands employed discharging coal.

11.0pm: Discharge of coal proceeding throughout.


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[Blank page, half cover]

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LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1916


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for November 1916]

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

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[Blank page]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 November 1916

From Esquimalt, at Prince-Rupert

Lat 54.32, Long -130.31

[In Dry Dock]

2.0am: Hands discharging coal.

4.0am: Ceased work at coal.

7.45am: Hands fall in and resume discharging coal.

3.15pm: Dock trimmed.

4.0pm: Hands employed discharging coal.

4.15pm: Landed patrol.

9.30pm: Ceased discharging coal.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.


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2 November 1916

From Esquimalt, at Prince Rupert

Lat 54.32, Long -130.31

[In Dry Dock]

4.0am: Dock trimmed.

8.0am: Watch resumed discharging coal.

10.0am: Corrected FJR Cowie Temporary Surgeon RN for not returning from leave at the proper time. Corrected TH Houston Acting Lieutenant RNR (Temporary) and E Booth Assistant Paymaster, RNR (Temporary) for not returning from leave at the proper time.

10.10am: Motor Boat with Lieutenant Palliser left for Digby Island.

pm: Hands employed discharging coal.

6.0pm: Discharge of coal proceeding throughout.


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3 November 1916

At Prince Rupert

Lat 54.32, Long -130.31

[In Dry Dock]

2.30am: Watch discharging coal.

5.0am: Draft of water in dock taken hourly.

8.0am: Watch fall in for coaling ship.

8.55am: Commenced pumping out dock.

9.0am: Finished discharging coal.

11.0am: Stopped pumping, dock dry.

Noon: Hands employed washing down decks.

1.15pm: Hands fall in. Employed cleaning ships bottom also bottom of dock.

4.35pm: Prisoner released from cells.

10.0pm: Patrol returned.


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4 November 1916

From Esquimalt, at Prince Rupert

Lat 54.32, Long -130.31

[In Dry Dock]

8.0am: Hands fall in and employed working on ships bottom.

1.0pm: Mustered ships company for payment.

3.40pm: Dock trimmed.

5.0pm: Evening Quarters.

5.25pm: Liberty men landed. 5.30pm: Patrol landed.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.


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5 November 1916

From Esquimalt, at Prince Rupert

Lat 54.32, Long -130.31

[In Dry Dock]

9.0am: Divine service held.

9.55am: RCs landed.

1.30pm: Liberty men and patrol landed.

10.0pm: Patrol returned.


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6 November 1916

From Esquimalt, at Prince Rupert

Lat 54.32, Long -130.31

[In Dry Dock]

8.0am: Hands fall in. Employed working on ships bottom.

am: Carpenters employed constructing gangway.

3.45pm: Dock trimmed.

5.30pm: Liberty men and Patrol landed.

[Rain at times, noon temperature 45F]


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7 November 1916

From Esquimalt, at Prince Rupert

Lat 54.32, Long -130.31

[In Dry Dock]

8.0am: Hands fall in. Employed working on ships bottoms, sealing and painting and clearing cement in double bottom and bilges.

2.20pm: Trimmed dock.


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8 November 1916

From Esquimalt, at Prince Rupert

Lat 54.32, Long -130.31

[In Dry Dock]

8.0am: Hands fall in and employed cleaning ships bottom and painting same and clearing cement in double bottom.

4.0pm: Dry dock trimmed.

4.50pm: Watch fell in for fire stations.

5.30pm: Landed patrol and liberty men.


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9 November 1916

From Esquimalt, at Prince-Rupert Harbour

Lat 54.32, Long -130.31

[In Dry Dock]

2.15am: Stoker Watson placed under Sentry’s charge returned from “breaking ship”.

am: Hands employed breaking out cement in double bottom and painting.

0.30pm: PO Reardon returned from Hospital.

5.30pm: Landed patrol and liberty men.


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10 November 1916

From Esquimalt, at Prince Rupert Harbour

Lat 54.32, Long -130.31

[In Dry Dock]

8.0am: Hands fall in and detailed off to painting ships bottom and clearing out cement in double bottom and cleaning bilges.

4.35pm: Dock pumped to trim level.


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11 November 1916

From Esquimalt, at Prince Rupert Harbour

Lat 54.32, Long -130.31

[In Dry Dock]

8.0am: Hands fall in and employed on ships bottom and in bilges and tanks.

1.0pm: Hands fall in for weekly payment.

2.15pm: Seaman Clugstone returned from hospital.

4.0pm: Dock trimmed.

5.5pm: Miss-Muster payment.


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12 November 1916

From Esquimalt, at Prince Rupert Harbour

Lat 54.32, Long -130.31

[In Dry Dock]

9.0am: Divine Service.

9.45am: Landed RC Church party.

0.10pm: RC Church party returned on board.

4.50pm: Landed patrol.

10.0pm: Patrol returned.


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13 November 1916

From Esquimalt, at Prince Rupert Harbour

Lat 54.32, Long -130.31

[In Dry Dock]

8.0am: Hands fall in and detailed off to painting hull and breaking out cement in double bottom.

pm: Hands employed as during forenoon.

1.45pm: Leading Seaman Poyser landed for hospital.

4.5pm: Dock pumped level.

5.45pm: Landed patrol and liberty men.

10.45pm: Patrol returned.


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14 November 1916

From Esquimalt, at Prince Rupert Harbour

Lat 54.32, Long -130.31

[In Dry Dock]

8.0am: Hands fall in and resume work, painting and breaking out cement in double bottom.

pm: Hands employed as during forenoon.


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15 November 1916

From Esquimalt, at Prince Rupert Harbour

Lat 54.32, Long -130.31

[In Dry Dock]

8.0am: Hands fall in and employed on ships bottom; painting, breaking out cement and washing out tanks.

pm: Hands employed as during forenoon and filling coal sacks.


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16 November 1916

From Esquimalt, at Prince Rupert Harbour

Lat 54.32, Long -130.31

[In Dry Dock]

8.0am: Hands fall in and employed as requisite.

pm: Hands employed cleaning out fresh water tanks and as requisite.

5.0pm: Sentries posted fore and aft.

5.30pm: Liberty men landed also patrol.

10.10pm: Patrol returned.


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17 November 1916

From Esquimalt, at Prince Rupert Harbour

Lat 54.32, Long -130.31

[In Dry Dock]

7.40am: Sentries dismissed.

8.0am: Hands fall in and detailed off as requisite.

1.0pm: Hands fall in and employed as requisite.

2.45pm: Dock pumped level.


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18 November 1916

From Esquimalt, at Prince Rupert Island

Lat 54.32, Long -130.31

[In Dry Dock]

am: Motor launch in use transhipping cases of rivets from SS “Prince Rupert” to dry-dock.

1.30pm: Landed liberty men.

5.0pm: Hands fall in for fire stations. 5.15pm: Sentries posted.

5.45pm: Tested searchlights.

11.0pm: Patrol returned. 11.15pm: Patrol left for shore.


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19 November 1916

From Esquimalt, at Prince Rupert Harbour

Lat 54.32, Long -130.31

[In Dry Dock]

9.0am: Divine-Service.

9.55am: Landed RC Church-party.

10.10am: Landed patrol.

0.15pm: Patrol returned with three absentees.

1.30pm: Liberty men landed also patrol.

10.0pm: Patrol returned.


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20 November 1916

From Esquimalt, at Prince Rupert Harbour

Lat 54.32, Long -130.31

[In Dry Dock]

8.0am: Hands fall in and detailed off as requisite.

3.0pm: Dock pumped level.

5.0pm: Sentries posted fore and aft.

[Heavy rain in am, snow in pm, noon temperature 38F]


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21 November 1916

From Esquimalt, at Prince Rupert Harbour

Lat 54.32, Long -130.31

[In Dry Dock]

8.0am: Hands fall in and employed clearing Snow off decks and as requisite.

pm: Hands make and mend.


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22 November 1916

From Esquimalt, at Prince Rupert Harbour

Lat 54.32, Long -130.31

[In Dry Dock]

8.0am: Hands fall in and employed cleaning out bilges and ballast tanks and preparing to receive coal.

11.0am: Commenced taking in coal.

1.0pm: Hands fall in and employed taking in coal and cleaning out ballast tanks.

2.40pm: Dock pumped level.

4.45pm: Ceased coaling.

5.30pm: Landed liberty men and patrol.

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1400 tons]


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23 November 1916

From Esquimalt, at Prince Rupert Harbour

Lat 54.32, Long -130.31

[In Dry Dock]

8.0am: Hands fall in and employed taking in coal and cleaning out ballast tanks.

1.30pm: Motor boat despatched to wharf for stores.

3.15pm: Motor boat returned.


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24 November 1916

From Esquimalt, at Prince Rupert Harbour

Lat 54.32, Long -130.31

[In Dry Dock]

8.0am: Hands fall in and resume receiving coal and washing out ballast tanks.

3.15pm: Two absentees returned and placed under Sentry’s charge.

5.0pm: Finished coaling for this day.

7.20pm: Absentees released.


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25 November 1916

From Esquimalt, at Prince Rupert Harbour

Lat 54.32, Long -130.31

[In Dry Dock]

8.0am: Hands fall in and resume receiving coal.

1.0pm: Ships company paid.

1.20pm: Hands fall in and resume receiving coal.

3.10pm: One Stoker returned from hospital.

5.0pm: Finished coaling for this day.


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26 November 1916

From Esquimalt, at Prince Rupert Harbour

Lat 54.32, Long -130.31

[In Dry Dock]

9.0am: Divine-Service.

9.55am: Landed RC Church party.

2.45pm: Motor launch left.

4.55pm: Posted sentries fore and aft.


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27 November 1916

From Esquimalt, at Prince Rupert Harbour

Lat 54.32, Long -130.31

[In Dry Dock]

8.0am: Hands fall in and employed taking in coal and as requisite.

1.45pm: Motor launch left for city wharf.

3.0pm: Motor launch returned.

[Rain for most of day, barometric pressure very low (and recorded hourly) - 28.32 for much of morning, rising during pm; noon temperature 43F]


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28 November 1916

From Esquimalt, at Prince Rupert Harbour

Lat 54.32, Long -130.31

[In Dry Dock]

8.0am: Hands fall in and employed receiving coal and painting ships hull.

Noon: Finished receiving coal.

pm: Hands make and mend.


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29 November 1916

From Esquimalt, at Prince Rupert Harbour

Lat 54.32, Long -130.31

[In Dry Dock]

8.0am: Hands fall in and detailed off as requisite.

11.5am: Hospital cases returned on board.

4.30pm: Dock pumped level.


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30 November 1916

From Esquimalt, at Prince Rupert Harbour

Lat 54.32, Long -130.31

[In Dry Dock]

10.30am: Landed patrol.

0.30pm: Patrol returned with two absentees.

1.40pm: Patrol landed.

3.15pm: Patrol returned with three absentees.

4.45pm: Evening quarters and fire stations. Dock pumped level.

5.30pm: Landed patrol and liberty men.

10.20pm: Patrol returned.

[Squally south easterly wind force 7 or 8 for most of day, with rain]


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LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1916


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for December 1916]

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

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 December 1916

At Prince Rupert Harbour

Lat 54.32, Long -130.31

[In Dry Dock]

8.30am: Commenced sinking dock.

11.0am: Hands employed hoisting boats and painting waterline.

1.0pm: Hands fall in and prepare ship for leaving dock.

[Draft of Water Leaving Dry Dock: Forward 22ft 5in, Aft 23ft 9in]

[Anchored Prince Rupert Harbour]

3.20pm: Ship floated.

3.40pm: Hove ship out of dock assisted by trawler “JB Carruthers”, engines used as requisite.

3.50pm: Cast off tug.

4.0pm: Cast anchor in 25 fathoms water veered to 120 fathoms cable on Port Bower.

6.30pm: Duty boat left for shore. All boats hoisted except Nos 1 and 8.

7.18pm: Duty boat returned.


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2 December 1916

At Prince Rupert Harbour

Lat 54.33, Long -130.31 [estimated]

8.0am: Hands fall in and employed painting waterline and as requisite.

9.50am: Landed patrol.

1.0pm: Paid ships company.

4.10pm: Paid miss muster men.

4.20pm: Hoisted No 5 and 6 Boats.

6.30pm: Duty boat left.

7.5pm: Duty boat returned.

8.40pm: Let go starboard anchor veered to 45 fathoms cable.

10.20pm: Patrol returned. Hoisted motor boat.

[Snow in late am, north easterly wind becoming squally in late pm, noon temperature 36F, sea temperature 42F]


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3 December 1916

At Prince Rupert Harbour

Lat 54.33, Long -130.31

2.15am: Weighed starboard anchor.

8.45am: Veered cable to 9 shackles - 135 fathoms.

11.0am: Wind shifted to SxE.

0.40pm: Let go Starboard anchor and veered to 60 fathoms cable and 150 on port.

4.30pm: Weighed Starboard anchor.

[A very squally day with snow at times, wind shifting to south westerly and south easterly in mid-morning. Barometric pressure recorded hourly for most of day, down to 27.93 in early am, starting to rise in pm]


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4 December 1916

At Prince Rupert Harbour

Lat 54.33, Long -130.31

3.0am: GTP Company’s [Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Company] steamer left.

5.0am: Anchor bearings carefully attended.

9.0am: Hove in port cable to eighth shackle.

10.30am: Boat routine as requisite.

0.32pm: HMS “Otranto” arrived and anchored.

4.15pm: Hoisted motor launch.

6.30pm: Duty boat left and returned at 7.10.


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5 December 1916

From Prince Rupert to Esquimalt

Lat 54.20, Long -131.06

8.0am: Commenced to weigh anchor.

8.35am: Anchor aweigh and turned ship.

8.45am: Proceeded at 65 Revs, courses as requisite.

[Draft of Water leaving Prince Rupert: Forward 20ft 00in, Aft 25ft 6in]

9.23am: Engines stopped for ER [Engine Room] purposes. 9.0am: Proceeded. 9.35am: Log streamed.

11.2am: Rounded Triple Island distant 1 mile.

11.39am: Butterworth Rocks abeam distant 3 miles. 11.48am: Set course S35E.

0.40pm: Log housed and cleared and re-streamed 0.45.

0.51pm: Warrior Rocks abeam distant 4.5 miles. Increased to 75 Revs.

3.25pm: Bonilla Island abeam distant 4.5 miles. 3.35pm: Altered course S40E.

4.30pm: North Danger Rocks abeam distant 10.5 miles, Log 54.5.

5.30pm: Darkened ship.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 39 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position off Bonilla Island S12E, 46 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1162 tons]


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6 December 1916

From Prince Rupert to Esquimalt

Lat 49.53, Long -127.13

1.0am: Sighted Triangle Island Light bearing S55E (magnetic).

2.0am: Guns crews closed up.

3.33am: Triangle Island Light abeam distant 10.5 miles. 3.40am: Altered course S69E, Log 16.

7.20am: Observed Cape Cook bearing N77E (magnetic).

8.20am: Altered course S76E.

8.38am: Cape Cook abeam distant 10 miles, Log 91.

1.55pm: Estevan Point Light House abeam distant 7.1 miles, Log 28.

3.29pm: Lennard Island Light House bearing N55.5E (magnetic).

4.2pm: Lennard Island Light House abeam distant 7.5 miles, Log 60.

5.25pm: Amphitrite Point Light abeam distant 6.6 miles, Log 80.

6.35pm: Altered course S89E. Cape Beale Light abeam distant 7.75 miles.

7.2pm: Pachena Point Light abeam distant 8 miles.

8.14pm: Carmanah Point Light abeam distant 6.25 miles.

8.40pm: Cape Flattery Light abeam distant 5.75 miles, Log 28.7. 8.55pm: Altered course N82E.

10.5pm: Slip Point Light abeam distant 5.6 miles, Log 49.8.

10.15pm: Exercised guns crews and sea boats crew.

10.45pm: Sherringham Light abeam distant 4.75 miles. 10.50pm: Altered course N74E.

11.54pm: Rounded Race Rocks Light distant 3.5 miles. 11.58pm: Altered course N2W.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 329 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: of Swiftsure Bank Light Vessel S55E, 102 miles]


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7 December 1916

From Prince Rupert, at Esquimalt

Lat 48.43, Long -123.44 [estimated]

0.15am: Courses as requisite. 0.20am: Log housed. 0.30am: Revolutions reduced as requisite.

0.37am: Stopped and cast anchor in 11.5 fathoms water veered to 60 fathoms cable Port Bower.

[Anchored Royal Roads]

8.20am: Weighed anchor and turned ship. 8.30am: Proceeded into Esquimalt Harbour, engines and courses as requisite.

9.30am: Ship moored with 90 fathoms cable on port bower and 60 fathoms cable on Starboard bower.

[Moored at Esquimalt]

[Draft Arriving Esquimalt: Forward 20ft 6in, Aft 24ft 9in]

10.20am: Commander Buckle arrived on board.

10.45am: Commenced coaling ship.

5.0pm: Finished coaling for this day.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 172 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1035 tons]


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8 December 1916

From Prince Rupert, at Esquimalt

Lat 48.43, Long -123.44

[Moored in Constance Cove]

7.45am: Hands fall in and employed coaling ship.

1.30pm: Duty boat left with escort.

2.40pm: Escort returned with one deserter

4.45pm: Finished coaling for this day.

7.10pm: Duty boat returned with dentist party.

9.45pm: Duty boat left and returned at 10.10pm.


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9 December 1916

From Prince Rupert, at Esquimalt

Lat 48.43, Long -123.44

[Moored in Constance Cove]

Midnight: Duty boat left and returned 0.25am.

8.0am: Hands fall in and resume coaling.

am: Receiving fresh water and coaling ship.

0.55pm: Warrant read over Stoker Carter.

1.30pm: Landed escort and one prisoner and also dental party.

5.0pm: Finished coaling for this day.

[Number on sick list: 8]


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10 December 1916

From Prince Rupert, at Esquimalt

Lat 48.43, Long -123.44

[Moored in Constance Cove]

0.30am: Duty boat returned.

8.0am: Hands fall in and employed coaling ship.

9.15am: Stoker MacMillan brought on board by escort.

0.10pm: Duty boat returned.

1.30pm: Duty Boat left and returned at 1.45.

3.0pm: Half of officers left on leave.

4.50pm: Finished coaling for this day.

6.30pm: Duty Boat left and returned at 7.5.

11.50pm: Duty boat left for shore.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Weather calm and overcast, noon temperature 42F, sea temperature 46F]


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11 December 1916

From Prince Rupert, at Esquimalt

Lat 48.43, Long -123.44

[Moored in Constance Cove]

0.30am: Duty boat returned.

8.0am: Hands fall in and resume coaling.

8.15am: First watch left for leave.

8.40am: Received two lighters of coal alongside.

9.30am: Duty boat left and returned at 10.5.

11.30am: Duty boat left and returned at noon.

3.0pm: 6 Ratings for HMS “Avoca” arrived on board.

4.55pm: Finished coaling for this day.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Fuel Remaining: 990 tons, Received 1000 tons = 1990 tons]


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12 December 1916

From Prince Rupert, at Esquimalt

Lat 48.43, Long -123.44

[Moored Constance Cove]

8.0am: Hands fall in and resume coaling.

11.0am: One gang coaling on starboard forward gangway delayed 45 minutes owing to breakdown on gin block.

5.0pm: Coaling finished for this day.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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13 December 1916

From Prince Rupert, at Esquimalt

Lat 48.43, Long -123.44

[Moored Constance Cove]

8.0am: Hands fall in and resume coaling.

8.15am: Landed one watch for leave. HMCS “Shearwater” left harbour.

9.45am: Coaling suspended owing to lack of coal.

11.15am: Received one lighter of stores.

pm: Hands employed receiving stores and as requisite.

4.45pm: Finished receiving stores.

7.0pm: Escort returned with one prisoner.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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14 December 1916

From Prince Rupert, at Esquimalt

Lat 48.43, Long -123.44

[Moored at Constance Cove]

8.35am: Received on [one] lighter of coal and resumed coaling ship.

1.50pm: HMCS “Rainbow” arrived.

pm: Hands employed receiving stores and coaling ship.

6.45pm: Finished taking in stores for this day.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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15 December 1916

From Prince Rupert, at Esquimalt

Lat 48.43, Long -123.44

[Moored in Constance Cove]

7.0am: Liberty men returned.

8.0am: Hands fall in and resume coaling ship and receiving stores.

8.15am: Landed third watch of liberty men.

9.15am: HMS “Otranto” arrived.

1.0pm: Hands fall in and employed coaling ship and receiving stores.

10.0pm: Finished coaling for this day.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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16 December 1916

From Prince Rupert, at Esquimalt

Lat 48.43, Long -123.44

[Moored at Constance Cove]

8.0am: Hands fall in and resume coaling and receiving stores.

pm: Hands employed coaling ship and receiving stores.

9.25pm: Completed coaling.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1902 + Received 2003 = 3905 tons]


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17 December 1916

From Esquimalt

Lat 48.26, Long -123.52

[Moored in Constance Cove]

7.55am: Tug arrived and towed coal lighters away.

8.0am: Hands fall in and employed cleaning ship.

[Draft leaving Esquimalt: Forward 26ft 9in, Aft 25ft 7in]

10.15am: Commenced to unmoor.

10.50am: Both anchors weighed and turned ship.

11.5am: Proceeded at 68 Revs, courses as requisite. 11.12am: Log streamed, set course S13E.

11.54am: Race Rocks Light House abeam distant 2.25 miles. Noon: Altered course S76W.

0.9pm: Race Rocks Light House abeam distant 2 miles, log 11.1.

3.30pm: Soundings taken every 15 minutes.

3.40pm: Tatoosh Island fog signal heard abeam.

4.0pm: Altered course S1W.

4.30pm: Darkened ship, Soundings discontinued.

5.5pm: Sea boats crew exercised.

5.45pm: Altered course S23E.

7.0pm: Exercised sea boats crew and engine room and all water tight doors inspected.

8.32pm: Altered course S26E, Log 18.9.

8.50pm: Sighted steamer bearing red 25 degrees.

10.40pm: Exercised sea boats crew.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 11.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position S14.5W (True) 4.5 miles off Tatoosh Island Light House N75.5W, 49 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Mist or fog for most of pm, noon temperature 41F, sea temperature 46F]


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18 December 1916

From Esquimalt

Lat 44.33, Long -124.68

[All log entries shown here as example]

2.5am: Engine Room WT doors inspected.

2.25pm: Permanent WT doors inspected. No 14 under repair.

2.40am: Sea boats crews mustered. 2.55am: Guns crews closed up.

3.20am: Sounding party mustered.

4.30am: Altered course S22E, Log 222.6.

5.0am: Exercised sea boats crew. 5.20am: Exercised guns crews.

7.25am: Engine Room WT doors inspected.

7.45am: Masthead lookout placed.

9.0am: Divisions and prayers.

10.0am: Commenced taking soundings half hourly.

10.45am: All WT doors inspected.

11.45am: Altered course S10W, Log 309.7.

2.0pm: Soundings being taken half hourly.

1.55pm: Sighted steamer bearing Red 5 degrees.

3.0pm: ER WT doors inspected.

4.15pm: Evening quarters.

4.40pm: Darkened ship.

5.10pm: Sea boats crew exercised.

6.0pm: Sounding every half hour. All WT doors inspected during watch. Sea boats crew mustered.

8.5pm: Altered course S17E.

8.30pm: Rounds correct.

9.30pm: Exercised sea boats crew.

10.0pm: Soundings discontinued.

11.0pm: All WT doors inspected during watch.

11.15pm: Guns crews closed up.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 306 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position in 42 46 N, 125 00 W, S9E, 95.5 miles]

[Mist and/or rain for much of day, southerly wind force 4-5 to 7-8 in pm, sea state rough at midnight]


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19 December 1916

From Esquimalt

Lat 39.50, Long -124.58

3.20am: Wind and rain decreasing, gun lookouts replaced.

5.30am: Exercised sea boats crew and guns crews closed up.

7.0am: All WT doors inspected during watch.

8.0am: Altered course S42E.

9.0am: Divisions and prayers. 9.10am: General quarters.

am: B group at divisional drill, Marines at squad drill.

2.35pm: Sighted steamer bearing Green 86 degrees, Inclination 86 degrees left.

3.25pm: Reduced to 60 Revs, courses as requisite to signal SS “Lansing”.

3.37pm: Resumed course and speed.

4.55pm: Sunset. 5.10pm: Darkened ship. Sea boats crew exercised.

7.0pm: Commenced taking deep sea soundings hourly.

9.0pm: Discontinued soundings.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 298 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position in 34 00 S [should be N], 121 18 W, S25.5E, 367 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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20 December 1916

From Esquimalt

Lat 34.77, Long -121.52

am: All guns crews exercised at loader. All WT doors inspected.

0.10pm: Altered course S38E.

2.0pm: Navigation lights tested.

5.15pm: Darkened ship.

8.24pm: Altered course S51E.

[Course and Distance made good: S 27 16 E, 320 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[North westerly wind, increasing in am, force 7 to 8 from 10am to 8pm, north westerly swell until 4pm, then very rough sea. Noon temperature 55F, sea temperature 53F]


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21 December 1916

From Esquimalt

Lat 30.50, Long -118.24

2.0am: Clocks corrected on 10 minutes.

8.10am: Sighted steamer bearing green 170 degrees.

9.10am: J Griffiths (Trimmer) put under arrest for refusing duty.

am: Exercised forward ammunition supply party. All WT doors inspected. All guns crews exercised at loader.

11.5am: Sea boats crew exercised.

0.8pm: Altered course S49E.

pm: Hands make and mend.

5.25pm: Mustered sea boats crew.

11.0pm: Guns crews closed up.

[Course and Distance made good: S25E 110 miles; S37.5E 197 miles = 307 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: S37E, 450 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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22 December 1916

From Esquimalt

Lat 26.38, Long -114.70

3.0am: Clocks corrected forward 11 minutes.

3.12am: Sighted steamer bearing Red 80 degrees, Inclination 100 degrees left.

6.30am: Daylight. Sighted land on port beam. Hands fall in and wash decks.

am: All guns crews exercised at loader. Sea boats crew exercised and all WT doors inspected.

Noon: Altered course S48E.

8.24pm: Altered course S59E, Log 113.

[Course and Distance made good: S37E 310 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position in 25 2 N, 113 35 W: S37E, 101 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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23 December 1916

From Esquimalt

Lat 22.88, Long -110.72

1.55am: Sighted steamer bearing Red 30. All WT doors inspected.

2.29am: Clocks corrected forward 16 minutes.

8.40am: Sighted land South End of Lower California on port side and steamer bearing Red 40 degrees, Inclination 130 degrees Left.

am: Hands employed Saturday routine.

0.10pm: Altered course S58E.

2.0pm: Navigation lights tested. Sea boats crew mustered and all WT doors inspected.

4.15pm: Evening quarters. Two prisoners released from cells.

5.17pm: Sunset.

7.30pm: Guns crews closed up and exercised at lifeboat stations.

9.40pm: Exercised sea boats and guns crews.

[Course and Distance made good: S67E 113 miles; S49E 200 miles: 313 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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24 December 1916

From Esquimalt

Lat 19.55, Long -106.57

3.0am: Clocks corrected forward 17 minutes.

10.0am: Divisions. 10.30am: Divine-service.

11.0am: Observed land on port bow.

0.3pm: Altered course S56E.

0.15pm: Sighted steamer [bearing] Red 25 degrees, Inclination 140 degrees Left (Japanese).

[Course and Distance made good: S 49 19 E, 305 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position 15 miles West of St Elena Point S 48 52 E, 1983 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 75F, sea temperature 72F]


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25 December 1916

From Esquimalt

Lat 16.08, Long -102.40

2.0pm: WT doors inspected. Clocks corrected forward 18 minutes.

10.0am: Divisions. 10.10am: Divine-service [as this is Christmas Day].

3.30pm: Navigation lights tested.

[Course and Distance made good: S49E, 316 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Weather fine and quiet, noon temperature 82F, sea temperature 81F]


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26 December 1916

From Esquimalt

Lat 12.77, Long -98.43

3.0am: Exercised guns crews. Clocks corrected +17 minutes.

am: “A” group exercised at divisional drill and loader. All WT doors inspected.

11.25am: Sea boats crew mustered.

4.15pm: Evening quarters and exercised abandon ship stations.

5.45pm: Darken ship.

9.30pm: Guns crews closed up, guns covered.

[Course and Distance made good: S49.75E, 308 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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27 December 1916

From Esquimalt

Lat 9.68, Long -94.52

2.40am: Clocks corrected forward 17 minutes.

am: B group exercised at divisional drill. All guns crews at loader. Hands attend medical lecture. All WT doors inspected.

0.5pm: Altered course S54E.

2.45pm: Sea boats crew mustered and navigation lights tested.

[Course and Distance made good: S 51 20 E, 296 miles]


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28 December 1916

From Esquimalt

Lat 6.41, Long -90.80

2.15am: Clocks corrected forward 17 minutes.

4.50am: Guns crews closed up and sea boats crew exercised.

6.10am: Guns covered.

9.10am: X and Y groups exercised at divisional drill and loader.

10.35am: A and B groups at loader.

Noon: Altered course S52E.

3.8pm: Position by Observation:- Lat 5 52 N, Long 90 21 W.

4.30pm: One prisoner released from cells to duty.

[Course and Distance made good: S48.5E, 295 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position off St Elena Point S48E, 771 miles]

[Weather mostly overcast with drizzle at times, noon temperature 72F, sea temperature 75F]


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29 December 1916

From Esquimalt

Lat 2.91, Long -86.87

1.5am: Guns crews closed up.

2.0am: WT doors inspected. Clocks corrected forward 16 minutes.

2.30am: Sea-boats crew exercised.

9.20am: Starboard engine stopped 8 minutes.

am: All guns crews exercised at loader. All WT doors inspected.

3.0pm: Navigation lights tested, sea boats crew exercised.

3.45pm: Covered guns.

4.15pm: Evening quarters, exercised collision stations.

6.5pm: Darkened ship.

9.30pm: Guns crews closed up.

10.0pm: Exercised sea boats crew.

[Course and Distance made good: S 48 20 E, 316 miles]


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30 December 1916

From Esquimalt

Lat -0.12, Long -83.62

2.0am: All WT doors inspected. Clocks corrected 18 minutes ahead.

am: Hands air bedding and employed Saturday routine.

0.18pm: Altered course S53E.

4.25pm: Hands prepare ship for coaling.

9.0pm: Clock corrected 10 minutes ahead.

[Course and Distance made good: S47E, 267 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position off St Elena Point S49E, 189 miles]


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31 December 1916

From Esquimalt, at St Elena Bay

Lat -2.08, Long -80.97

2.0am: Clocks advanced 15 minutes.

4.10am: St Elena Point Light sighted bearing S85E (magnetic).

4.15am: Sighted steamer bearing green 30 degrees steering to ENE.

4.20am: Clocks advanced 10 minutes.

4.40am: Reduced to 30 Revs.

5.12am: St Elena Point Light EAST (True) distant 15 miles, turned ship to N53W.

5.20am: Log housed. 5.40am to 5.53am: Engines stopped.

5.55am: Proceeded at 65 Revs, courses as requisite for closing SS “Sherman”.

6.40am: Stopped and boarded SS “Sherman”.

7.40am: Sea boat returned and hoisted, proceeded at 70 Revs, course S87E.

9.0am: Reduced speed and engines and courses as requisite for closing and communicating with colliers “Clive Grove” [Clivegrove listed here] and “Glen Morag” [Glenmorag].

10.10am: Sea boat despatched to collier “Clive Grove” and returned at 11.0.

11.25am: Proceeded at 54 Revs, course S40E.

11.54am: Altered course S44E.

0.10pm: WT doors closed. 0.20pm: Reduced speed, altered course S46E.

0.30pm: Stopped and cast anchor in 9 fathoms veered to 6 shackles on Starboard Bower.

[Anchored St Elena]

[Draft of Water Arriving St Elena: Forward 22ft 0in, Aft 26ft 0in]

[Anchor Bearing: St Elena Light House S57W (magnetic) 4.25 miles]

1.40pm: Collier secured alongside. WT doors opened and commenced coaling ship.

3.35pm to 4.0pm: Coaling suspended.

6.45pm: Hoisted No 7 Lifeboat.

6.50pm: Finished coaling for this night.

8.30pm: Rounds correct.

[Course and Distance made good: S Various 220 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: of Anchorage St Elena Bay S40E, 4 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 2500 tons]

[Weather cloudy, noon temperature 75F, sea temperature 76F]


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LOGS FOR JANUARY 1917


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for January 1917]

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

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1 January 1917

From Esquimalt, at St Elena Bay

Lat -2.16, Long -80.94 [estimated]

[Anchored St Elena Bay]

6.0am: Hands fall in and resume coaling ship.

10.0am: Motor launch left for shore.

0.10pm: Motor launch returned.

7.15pm: Stopped coaling for this day.

7.25pm: Darkened ship.

8.10pm: Sighted steamer bearing green 5 degrees.

9.13pm: HMS “Avoca” challenged and received reply.

9.40pm: HMS “Avoca” anchored.

9.45pm: Captain left in motor launch.

11.30pm: Captain returned on board.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 4 miles]


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2 January 1917

From Esquimalt, at St Elena Bay

Lat -2.16, Long -80.94 [estimated]

[Anchored St Elena Bay]

6.0am: Hands fall in and resume coaling.

6.40am: Dispatched motor launch to collier for stores.

7.40am: Motor launch returned, No 1 boat hoisted.

8.30am: Collier “Glen Morag” [Glenmorag] alongside HMS “Avoca”.

10.15am: Transferred stores to “Avoca”.

11.30am: Collier alongside “Avoca” cast off and proceeded.

Noon: Two hazel wood fenders Pattern 310, 10 coal bags pattern 3a lost overboard during coaling.

0.20pm: Completed coaling and cast off collier.

1.45pm: Commenced to weigh.

1.55pm: Anchor aweigh and proceeded at 65 Revs, course N87W. 2.0pm: Log streamed.

[Draft Leaving: 23ft 8in Forward, 25ft 3in Aft]

2.24pm: Altered course S28W. 2.46pm: Altered course S4W. All WT doors inspected.

2.48pm: St Elena Point Light House East (True) distant 3.25 miles. Navigation lights inspected.

7.0pm: Darkened ship. All WT doors inspected.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Fuel Remaining: Received 2446 + 434 = 2880 tons]


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3 January 1917

From St Elena Bay and at Payta and Sechura Bay

Lat -5.07, Long -81.11 [rough estimate]

1.20am: Observed shore lights bearing Red 95 degrees.

2.10am: Sighted SS bearing Red 30 degrees, Inclination 130 left.

3.30am: Altered course S45E.

4.56am: Sighted steamers lights bearing SW, steering NW.

5.30am: Sighted sailing vessel bearing ExS, steering SExS. Guns crews closed up. 5.34am: Altered course S60E.

5.50am: Altered course S88E.

6.20am: Log housed. 6.25am: WT doors closed for entering harbour.

6.35am: Reduced speed. 6.40am: Stopped and cast anchor in 9 fathoms veered to 5 Shackles on Starboard Bower.

[Anchored Payta]

[Draft Arriving and Leaving: Forward 23ft 8in, Aft 25ft 3in]

8.0am: Captain of port boarded.

8.45am: HBM Consul boarded.

11.30am: Hoisted boats. 11.39am: WT doors closed.

11.50am: Commenced to weigh. Noon: Proceeded at 65 Revs. Log streamed. WT doors open.

0.7pm: Altered course S79W.

0.10pm: Sighted collier “Glen Morag”, increasing to 76 Revs.

0.28pm: Reducing to 65 Revs.

1.13pm: Altered course S33E.

2.13pm: Foca Island abeam distant 2.25 miles.

3.10pm: Navigation lights tested.

4.0pm: Evening quarters and hands fall in, rig ship for coaling.

4.45pm: Reduced speed. WT doors closed. Log housed.

4.50pm: Stop engines. 4.55pm: Cast anchor in 28 fathoms veered to 135 fathoms cable on Starboard bower.

[Anchored Sechura Bay]

7.0pm: Darkened ship.

7.20pm: Hands fall in to receive collier alongside.

8.5pm: Collier “Glen Morag” secured alongside.

8.30pm: Round correct.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 197 miles]

Number on sick list: 5]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 2835 tons]


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4 January 1917

From Payta, at Sechura Bay

Lat -5.72, Long -80.98 [estimated]

6.0am: Hands fall in and commence coaling.

1.45pm: Sighted steamer bearing green 5 degrees, Inclination 90 degrees Right.

7.5pm: Finished coaling for this day.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 61 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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5 January 1917

From Payta, at Sechura Bay

Lat -5.72, Long -80.98

6.0am: Hands fall in and resume coaling.

9.30am: Motor launch and gig lowered.

2.30pm: Shifted collier.

pm: 4 coal sacks pattern 3a, 3 Hazel Rod fenders large size Pattern 310: Lost overboard while coaling.

7.0pm: Finished coaling for this day.

7.5pm: Darkened ship.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Weather fine and quiet, noon temperature 75F, sea temperature 61F]


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6 January 1917

At and from Sechura Bay

Lat -5.65, Long -80.99

[Anchored Sechura Bay]

6.0am: Hands fall in and resume coaling ship.

10.30am: Completed coaling. 10.50am: Cast off collier.

11.0am: Commenced to weigh. 11.20am: Weighed anchor and canted ship. 11.30am: Proceeded at 54 Revs, set course N34W. Log streamed.

[Draft Leaving Sechura and Arriving and leaving Payta: Forward 27ft 9in, Aft 24ft 00in]

2.52pm: Foca Island abeam distant 2.5 miles. 2.55pm: Altered course N15E.

3.55pm: Altered course N75E.

4.0pm: Evening quarters. Log housed.

4.10pm: Altered course S53E. 4.25pm: Reduced speed.

4.27pm: Stopped and cast anchor in 7.5 fathoms veered to 60 fathoms cable on Port Bower.

[Anchored Payta]

4.40pm: Captain of Port boarded and left at 4.45pm.

5.5pm: HBM Consul boarded and left at 6pm.

6.0pm: Commenced to weigh. 6.10pm: Weighed anchor and turned ship. 6.15pm: Proceeded at 74 Revs.

6.24pm: Set course S80W. 6.43pm: Altered course S14W.

7.25pm: Foca Island abeam distant 2.25 miles. 7.34pm: Altered course S7E.

10.55pm: Altered course S31E.

[Course and Distance made good: N26W, 5.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Anchorage Payta Various 45.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Fuel Remaining: Received 1380 + 2750 = 4130 tons]


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7 January 1917

From Payta

Lat -8.44, Long -79.80

1.50am: Lobos de Tierra Island Light abeam distant 10 miles.

4.3am: Lobos d’Afuera Island Light abeam distant 4.25 miles, log 33. 4.8am: Altered course S45E.

am: Hands employed Saturday routine.

10.45am: Quarters clean guns.

3.0pm: Position by Observation: Lat 9 00 S, Long 79 25 W.

6.41pm: Sunset. 7.0pm: Darkened ship.

10.10pm to 11.0pm: Passed through dense fog bank.

11.0pm: Sea boats crew and guns crews exercised.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 51 + 231 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position 3 miles off Mazorca Island S33.5E, 216 miles]


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8 January 1917

From Payta, at Callao

Lat -12.07, Long -77.17 [estimated]

3.5am: Sighted Mazorca Island Light bearing S55E (magnetic), 19 miles. 3.15am: Altered course S45E.

4.15am: Mazorca Island Light abeam distant 3.5 miles. 4.30am: Guns crews exercised.

7.35am: Pescadores Island abeam distant 11.25 miles.

8.0am: Altered course S69E.

9.5am: Altered course S80E. 9.11am: Reduced speed. WT doors closed, log housed.

9.15am: Engines stopped. 9.17am: Cast anchor in 5.25 fathoms water veered to 3 Shackles on controller on Starboard bower.

[Draft Arriving Callao: Forward 27ft 3in, Aft 23ft 11in]

[Anchor Bearing Clock Tower on Mole N89E (magnetic) 9.75 cables]

9.26am: Captain of Port boarded and left at 9.35.

9.45am: HBM Consul boarded and left at 10.20. No 5, 6 and 7 lifeboats and motor launch and gig lowered. Hands employed painting ship outside.

9.50am: Commenced receiving fresh water. Lieutenant Thompson RNR left in gig to board allied ships and returned at 11.30.

2.0pm: Receiving water throughout.

pm: Hands employed painting ship.

9.0pm: Rounds correct.

9.30pm: WT doors inspected.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 269 miles]


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9 January 1917

From Callao, at Sea

Lat -12.47, Long -77.25

6.30am: Hands fall in and employed painting ship.

6.40am: Gig and No 7 Boat hoisted.

9.15am: WT doors closed. 9.20am: Commenced to weigh. 9.25am: Anchor aweigh. 9.30am: Proceeded to turn ship. 9.40am: Proceeded at 73 Revs, course N89W. Log streamed.

[Draft of Water leaving Callao: Forward 27ft 0in, Aft 25ft 2in]

10.2am: Old Light House San Lorenzo Island abeam distant 1.25 miles, altered course S34W.

10.10am: Altered course S3E.

10.30am: Palominos Rocks Light House abeam distant 2 miles.

1.0pm: Increased to 70 Revs.

1.15pm: Mustered sea boats crew and navigation Lights tested.

3.0pm: Altered course S43E.

5.45pm: Sighted San Gallan Island bearing S86.5E (magnetic).

6.50pm: Sighted steamer bearing green 58 degrees, steering to SE.

6.57pm: San Gallan Island abeam distant 11.5 miles.

11.0pm: Altered course S58E.

[Course and Distance made good: S Various 30 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position in 13 10 S, 77 12 W, S3E 42 miles]


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10 January 1917

From Callao

Lat -16.73, Long -73.73

5.55am: Sighted Chilean SS “Imperial” steering NW.

8.45am: Sighted land on port side.

9.10am: X and Y group at divisional drill.

10.30am: All guns crews exercised at loader.

0.10pm: Altered course S57E.

3.10pm: Sighted steamer bearing green 20 degrees, Inclination 180 degrees Right. 3.15pm: Altered course as requisite to close steamer. 3.20pm: Signalled SS Clothilde Cuneo. 3.30pm: Resumed course S57E.

4.25pm: Guns crews exercised at loader drill.

6.30pm: Darkened ship and exercised sea boats crew.

11.15pm: Guns crews exercised.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 338 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Anchorage Pisagua S49E, 262 miles]

[Foggy from 7am to 9am, otherwise fine or cloudy, noon temperature 73F, sea temperature 70F]


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11 January 1917

From Callao, at Pisagua and Iquique

Lat -20.08, Long -70.21

2.35am: Exercised guns crews.

4.50am: Sighted steamer steering SSE.

5.30am: Punta Camerones bearing N32E (magnetic) distant 13.5 miles. 5.40am: Altered course S50E. Exercised sea boats crew.

6.40am: Log housed. WT doors closed. 6.45am: Reduced speed. 6.46am: Stopped. 6.50am: Cast anchor in 25 fathoms veered to seven shackles on Port Bower, opened WT doors.

[Anchored Pisagua]

[Draft Arriving and leaving Pisagua: Forward 26ft 11in, Aft 25ft 6in]

[Anchor Bearing: North Extreme of Punta Pichalo S62.5W, 14.25 cables.

7.30am: Motor launch left for shore and returned with HBM Consul at 7.55.

9.3am: Weighed anchor and canted ship. 9.5am: Proceeded at 60 Revs.

9.28am: Set course S16E.

10.40am: Morro Mejillones abeam distant 3.5 miles.

11.5am: Sighted barque standing to WNW bearing green 13.

0.30pm: Housed log. Turbine disconnected, WT doors closed.

0.40pm: Stopped and cast anchor in 14 fathoms water veered to 75 fathoms cable Starboard Bower.

1.0pm: Chilian Cruiser “Esmeraldas” [Esmeralda] officer of guard boarded.

[Anchored Iquique]

1.25pm: Officer of guard left for Chilian cruiser “Esmeraldas”.

1.30pm: HBM Consul boarded.

4.30pm: Commenced to weigh. WT doors closed. 4.38pm: Anchor aweigh and canted ship. 4.40pm: Proceeded at 74 Revs, set course N75W. Log streamed.

6.18pm: Altered course N88W.

6.50pm: Reduced to 65 Revs. 6.52pm: Stopped. Log housed. 6.55pm: Sea boat left and boarded American barque “Beluca” [probably Beluga], Iquique to Honolulu.

7.25pm: Sea boat returned and hoisted. 7.30pm: Proceeded at 60 Revs. Course S37W. Log streamed reset.

11.35pm: Exercised guns crews.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 262 and 31 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Anchorage Iquique S6E, 7.5 miles]


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12 January 1917

From Iquique, at Sea

Lat -22.08, Long -73.08

9.0am: Divisions and prayers.

9.30am: General quarters. X and Y Groups exercised at loader.

11.15am: Sighted steamer (“Glenmorag”) bearing green 72 degrees steering to SE.

0.30pm: Stopped, log housed.

0.40pm: Despatched sea boat to collier “Glenmorag”.

1.15pm: Boat returned and hoisted. 1.20pm: Proceeded, set course S17W. Log streamed reset.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 7.5 + 213 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position in 22 10 S, 73 13 W, S58W, 9 miles]


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13 January 1917

From Iquique, at Sea

Lat -26.67, Long -75.93

[A fairly typical day at sea, when nothing much happened; all log entries shown here as example]

2.0am: WT doors inspected.

2.30am: Guns crews closed up. 2.45am: Sea boat crew mustered.

5.15am: Guns crews closed up.

6.0am: Hands called. 6.30am: Hands fall in and wash decks.

7.45am and 10.0am: WT doors inspected.

am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

10.15am: Exercised sea boats crew.

0.21pm: Altered course S16W.

2.0pm: Navigation lights tested. 2.10pm: WT doors inspected.

2.50pm: Sea boats crew mustered.

4.15pm: Evening quarters. Guns crews exercised at loader.

5.50pm: Sea boats crew exercised.

7.40pm: Darkened ship, Sea boats crew exercised. WT doors inspected.

8.0pm: Altered course S15W.

8.30pm: Rounds.

10.10pm: WT doors inspected. 10.30pm: Sea boats crew exercised. 10.55pm: Guns crews exercised.

[Course and Distance made good: S29.5W, 314 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position 1 mile North of Mas A Fuera [Afuera] Island S30.5W, 488 miles]


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14 January 1917

From Iquique, at Sea

Lat -31.20, Long -79.21

10.0am: Divisions. 10.30am: Divine-service.

0.15pm: Altered course S9W.

[Course and Distance made good: 322 miles, S 32 21 W]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position 1 mile North of Mas a Fuera Island S27.5W, 164 miles]

[South easterly wind force 3 until 4pm, then force 5, southerly swell all day, noon temperature 69F, sea temperature 68F]


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15 January 1917

From Iquique, at Sea

Lat -32.77, Long -79.18

3.10am: Sighted Mas a Fuera Island bearing green 30 degrees.

4.25am: Log housed.

5.0am: Proceeded at 71 Revs, course S9W.

[Courses as requisite round Mas a Fuera Island, distant 1 mile] [numerous changes of course from 5.14am to 6.23am]

6.32am: Log streamed reset. North end of Mas a Fuera Island abeam distant 1 mile. Hands wash decks.

am: A Group exercised at Aiming and Morris tube practice.

11.35am: Sighted Santa Clara Island bearing N63E (magnetic).

1.24pm: East Point of Santa Clara Island abeam distant 1 mile. Course N74E.

1.55pm: Courses as requisite round East end of Juan Fernandez Island.

2.30pm: Arrived in Cumberland Bay and cast anchor in 23 fathoms water veered to 90 fathoms cable Port Bower.

[Anchored Cumberland Bay] [Anchor Bearing (Magnetic) N46.5W distant 8 Cables] [bearing of what not stated]

2.35pm: Captain of port boarded.

3.0pm: Commenced to weigh. 3.8pm: Anchor aweigh and turned ship.

3.20pm: Proceeded at 76 Revs. 3.26pm: Set course N69E. Log streamed reset.

7.27pm: Sunset. Darken ship.

8.0pm: Altered course N70E.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 263 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To Anchorage Cumberland Bay Juan Fernandez Island Various 35 miles]


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16 January 1917

From Juan Fernandez, at Valparaiso

Lat -33.05, Long -73.12

3.0am: Bow lights Switched on.

9.15am: Seamen attended gunnery lecture.

0.10pm: Altered course N75E.

3.5pm: Observed land ahead.

4.48pm: Curaumilla Point Light House abeam distant 5.25 miles.

5.5pm: Reduced to 65 Revs. Log housed.

5.11pm: Angeles Point Light House abeam distant 8 cables. Altered course as requisite for anchoring.

5.20pm: Stopped and cast anchor in 39 fathoms veered to 150 fathoms cable Port Bower.

[Anchored Valparaiso]

[Draft of Water: Forward 25ft 5in, Aft 25ft 6in]

5.30pm: Captain of Port boarded.

5.45pm: Clocks corrected to Chilian Standard time.

6.5pm: Officer of Guard boarded. Anchor Bearing: Angeles Point Light House S76W (magnetic) 8 cables.

11.30pm: Officers returned from shore leave.

[Course and Distance made good: N83E, 289 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position 2 miles North of Angeles Point Light House Lat 33 00 S, Long 71 3 9 W, N88.5E, 73.7 miles]


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17 January 1917

From Juan Fernandez, at [and leaving] Valparaiso

Lat -33.02, Long -71.63 [estimated]

[Anchored Valparaiso]

1.30am: Officers returned from shore.

6.50am: Commenced receiving water.

9.25am: Chilian battleship “Capitan Prat” sailed.

am: Hands employed receiving stores and as requisite.

pm: Watch employed receiving stores.

3.30pm: Mail dispatched to shore.

4.15pm: Two stokers joined ship.

5.25pm: WT doors closed. Commenced to weigh.

[Departure Draft: Forward 25ft 4in, Aft 26ft 3in]

5.39pm: Anchor aweigh. 5.40pm: Proceeded at 76 Revs, courses as requisite round Angeles Point. 5.45pm: Log streamed.

6.27pm: Curaumilla Point Light House abeam distant 1.75 miles. 6.30pm: Altered course S7W.

7.25pm: Sighted small schooner bearing Green 30 degrees heading SE.

7.30pm: Darkened ship.

8.30pm: Rounds. Sighted several steamers steering North.

10.45pm: Guns crews closed up.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 76 miles]


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18 January 1917

From Valparaiso, at Sea

Lat -36.92, Long -73.68

3.45am: Sighted Cape Carranza Light bearing S24.5E (magnetic).

4.45am: Sighted two steamers bearing red 10 degrees and 15 degrees, steering Northward.

5.15am: Cape Carranza Light abeam distant 12.5 miles,

altered course S11W.

7.40am: Sighted steamer Red 90 degrees Steering N (approximately).

am: All guns crews exercised at loader.

10.49am: Observed Santa Maria Island Light House bearing S18E magnetic, distant 19 miles. Marines exercised at Morris tube aiming drill.

Noon: Santa Maria Island Light House abeam distant 9 miles.

0.4pm: Altered course South.

4.5pm: Sighted 3 masted barque bearing S17W (compass) heading WSW, altered course S30W to close and examine.

4.30pm: Sighted Mocha Island bearing S28E (magnetic).

5.10pm: Signalled “Algoa Bay” of Callao. 5.20pm: Resumed course S3E and working up to 76 Revs.

6.51pm: South end of Mocha Island abeam distant 18.5 miles, Log 97.

8.0pm: Darkened ship.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 259 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position in 40 00 S, 74 45 W, S15W, 191.6 miles]


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19 January 1917

From Valparaiso, at Sea

Lat -40.80, Long -74.98

2.15am: Altered course S8E.

3.40am: No 1 Bilges Sounded.

5.0am: Sighted steamer bearing East steering to South.

5.28am: Altered course as requisite to close collier “Glenmorag”.

6.0am: Stopped. Log housed. Hands called.

6.18am: Sea boat dispatched to collier.

7.5am: Sea boat returned and hoisted. 7.6am: Proceeded at 76 Revs, Course S8E. Log streamed reset. WT doors inspected.

10.45am: X and Y groups at loader drill.

am: Stokers exercised at fire drill.

0.10pm: Altered course S10E.

4.15pm: Evening quarters. 4.20pm: Fire Stations.

6.10pm: Sighted North end of Huafo Island bearing S64E (magnetic).

8.0pm: Darkened ship, altered course S11E.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 303 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position 10 miles West of Cape Raper Light House S 7 10 W, 304 miles.


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20 January 1917

From Valparaiso, at Sea

Lat -47.47, Long -75.90

4.40am: Daylight, sighted land about Tres Montes Peninsula on port beam.

8.15am: Rees Island abeam distant 6.75 miles.

9.12am: Altered course S12E. Log 309.2.

11.10am: Alarm gongs tested. Hands employed on Saturday routine.

2.34pm: Dundee Rock abeam distant 15 miles.

4.12pm: Position by Observation Lat 48 25 S, Long 76 4.5 W.

7.15pm: Altered course S24E.

[Course and Distance made good; S6.5W 342 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position in 49 8 S, 76 08 W, S 5 40 W, 100 miles]

[Westerly then south westerly wind force 4 to 5 for most of day, south westerly swell in am; mostly overcast with rain at times. Noon air and sea temperature 52F]


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21 January 1917

From Valparaiso, at Sea

Lat -52.83, Long -74.23

3.8am: Altered course S31E. Log 218. 3.15am: Guns crews closed up.

7.50am: Sighted Evangelistas Islands bearing S79E (magnetic), altered course S66E.

9.14am: Evangelistas Islands Light House abeam distant 4 miles, altered course S71E.

10.30am: General Quarters, watch stationed at Submarine defence stations.

10.52am: Cape Pillar abeam distant 2.5 miles, altered course S76E.

11.30am: Guns crews closed up.

0.43pm: Altered course S85E. 0.47pm: Felix Point Light House abeam distant 2 miles. 1.30pm: Altered course S78E.

2.9pm: Sentinel Island abeam distant 2 miles.

2.20pm: Altered course S60E.

3.17pm: Cape Cooper Key Light House abeam distant 1 mile, altered course S73E.

5.13pm: Altered course S75E.

5.22pm: El Morion Light House abeam, altered course N70E.

5.30pm: Guns crews closed up. 5.35pm: Altered course S82E.

5.45pm: Cohorn Island abeam, altered course S65E. 6.0pm: Reduced to 50 Revs.

6.45pm: Altered course S85E.

7.30pm: Guns crews closed up.

9.31pm: Cape Froward abeam distant 1.25 miles. 9.45pm: Reduce to 45 Revs, altered course N41E.

10.5pm: Guns crews closed up.

10.55pm: Altered course N34E.

11.25pm: Cape San Isidro Light abeam distant 2.5 miles.

[Course and Distance made good: S Various 347 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position in 52 57.5 S, 74 02 W, S56E, 19.5 miles]


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22 January 1917

From Punta-Arenas

Lat -53.06, Long -70.66

0.3am: Altered course N19W. 0.0am: Altered course N22W.

2.0am: WT doors inspected. Guns crews mustered every hour.

3.20am to 3.39am: Turned ship. 3.40am: Resumed course. 3.58am: Increased to 65 Revs.

4.12am: Altered course N55W. 4.30am: Reduced to 42 Revs.

4.35am: Stopped, log housed. 4.37am: Cast anchor in 14 fathoms veered to 90 fathoms cable Starboard Bower.

[Anchored Punta Arenas]

8.30am: Captain of Port boarded.

9.15am: OOG [Officer of Guard] from Chilian cruiser “Blanca Encalada” [Blanco Encalada] called.

10.0am: HBM Vice Consul called.

10.30am: OOG Called on Chilian Cruiser.

10.50am: HBM Vice Consul left.

11.5am: Weighed anchor and proceeded at 74 Revs.

11.15am: Set course N23E.

11.25am: Watch closed up at guns for submarine defence stations.

0.34pm: Magdalena Bank Buoy abeam distant 1 mile, Log 8.2. 0.37pm: Altered course N22W.

1.0pm: New Bank Buoy abeam. 1.14pm: Altered course N6E. 1.15pm: Entered Second narrows. 1.25pm: Altered course N54E.

2.30pm: Guns crews closed up.

2.35pm: Triton Bank Buoy abeam distant 1.25 miles, altered course N51E.

3.7pm: Altered course N20E. 3.15pm: Entered First narrows. 2.23pm: Altered course N23E. 3.33pm: Altered course N30E.

3.35pm: Delgada Point Light House abeam distant 0.75 miles. 3.46pm: Altered course N43E.

4.22pm: Altered course N87E.

4.57pm: Cape Possession Light House abeam distant 4.25 miles, Log 70.5.

5.6pm: Altered course N88E. Guns crews inspected every hour.

6.32pm: Dungeness Light House distant 3 miles.

6.33pm: Assumed modified submarine defence stations. 6.41pm: Altered course N53E.

6.56pm: Cape Virgins Light House abeam distant 7.5 miles, Log 98.5.

10.45pm: Guns crews closed up.

11.30pm: Sea boats crew mustered. WT doors inspected during watch.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 185 miles and 11 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position off Magdalena Island N43E, 9.5 miles]


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23 January 1917

From Punta-Arenas, at Sea

Lat -50.95, Long -62.45

2.0am: Clocks advanced 20 minutes. Engine Room WT doors inspected.

2.40am: Guns crews closed up.

8.2am: Altered course N56E.

9.25am: Exercised night defence stations. Ship manoeuvred as requisite.

10.45am: Finished exercising night-defence.

11.15am: Mustered sea boats crew.

0.10pm: Altered course N67E.

2.20pm: Sighted Steeple Jason Island bearing S63E. 2.25pm: Altered course East.

3.26pm: Steeple Jason Island abeam distant 10 miles. Reduced to 57 Revs.

8.5pm: Altered course S89E.

9.15pm: Increased to 76 Revs.

11.10pm: Guns crews closed up. 11.25pm: Sea boats crew mustered.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 342 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position 10 miles north of Jason W Cay, N78E, 34 miles]

[South westerly wind force 3 or 4 all day, weather mostly cloudy, noon temperature 58F, sea temperature 47F]


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24 January 1917

From Punta Arenas, at Port William, Falkland Islands

Lat -51.67, Long -57.83 [estimated]

1.0am: Clocks advanced 10 minutes.

1.50am: Altered course S66E.

3.15am: Altered course S12W.

3.50am: Sighted Pembroke Point Light House bearing S19W (magnetic) distant 13 miles, altered course S19W.

4.10am: Clocks corrected 10 minutes to Mean Time Port Stanley.

4.30am: Log housed. 4.36am: Altered course S71E. 4.40am: Engines stopped to allow OO Guard to board.

4.55am: Proceeded, courses and speed as requisite.

5.20am: Stopped and cast anchor in 7.5 fathoms veered to 75 fathoms cable Starboard Bower.

[Anchored Port William] [Draft of Water Arrival Port William: Forward 22ft 10in, Aft 26ft 10in]

6.30am: Hands fall in and prepare for coaling ship.

7.30am: Collier secured alongside.

8.30am: Hands fall in and commence coaling ship.

9.45am: Discharged six ratings to “Lancaster” and took over picquet boat.

10.30am: One sling of 10 bags of coal lost overboard.

Noon: Coaling suspended for meal.

0.30pm: Resumed coaling.

3.30pm to 4.0pm: Coaling suspended for tea.

4.30pm: Lost eight sacks of coal overboard.

7.30pm: Finished coaling for this day, quantity received 525 tons.

8.30pm: Darkened ship.

9.0pm: Rounds.

9.45pm: Picket boat left.

10.30pm: Picket boat returned.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 203 miles]

[Anchor Bearings (magnetic): Pembroke Light House N88.5E, Sapper Hill S40W, Navy Point S5E]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 2640 tons]


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25 January 1917

From Punta Arenas, at Port William

Lat -51.67, Long -57.83

[Anchored Port William]

6.30am: Hands fall in and resume coaling.

6.50am: Picket boat left for “Lancaster”.

8.30am: Tug “Samson” arrived alongside to receive stores for “Lancaster”.

10.15am: Tug cast off and left. Coaling from Collier’s No 1 Hold suspended.

0.35pm: Watch fall in for coaling ship.

6.0pm: Changed watches and resumed coaling.


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26 January 1917

From Punta Arenas, at Port William

Lat -51.67, Long -57.83

1.0am: Watch proceeding with coaling.

3.0am: Patrol boat challenged, reply correct.

6.0am: Watch proceeding with coaling.

7.0am: Twenty coal sacks lost overboard by accident.

11.5am: Captain left ship.

Noon: Watch fell in for coaling ship.

1.30pm: Duty Boat left and returned 2.20.

3.20pm: Duty Boat left and returned at 4.0.

5.0pm: Swung collier end for end and re-secured at 5.45.

6.0pm: Watch fall in for coaling.

10.0pm: Picket boat left for “Lancaster” and returned at 10.40.

11.40pm: Completed coaling at Colliers No 1 Hold. Hands to Supper.


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27 January 1917

From Punta Arenas, at Port William

Lat -51.67, Long -57.83

1.0am: Resumed coaling from Collier’s No 4 Hold.

4.35am: Coaling finished, quantity received being 1635 tons.

7.0am: Collier cast off and proceeded to anchor.

10.15am: SS “Thistledhu” secured alongside.

10.30am: Commenced receiving stores from “Thistledhu”.

10.45am: Captain of Lancaster boarded and left at 11.5am.

0.30pm: Received one lighter with meat. Hands employed receiving stores.

2.30pm: Liberty men left for shore.

2.45pm: Meat lighter discharged and left.

3.30pm: Captain left ship.

5.50pm: Boats left for liberty men.

6.30pm: Liberty men returned on board.

[Fuel Remaining: Received 1620 + 2585 = 4205 tons]


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28 January 1917

From Punta Arenas, at Port William

Lat -51.67, Long -57.83

6.30am: Hands fall in and employed receiving stores.

am: Hands employed taking in stores.

10.0am: Collier “Rosebank” left for sea.

11.0am: One lighter with rum and meat arrived alongside.

0.45pm: Captain left ship.

2.0pm: Liberty men left ship.

2.30pm: Finished receiving stores.

7.30pm: SS “Thistledhu” cast off and left.

7.40pm: Projectiles placed in guns for the night. Hoisted and secured No 2 boat.

10.50pm: Picket boat left to turn over to “Lancaster”.

[Wind westerly, north westerly and south westerly, force 3 to 5 during day, weather mostly cloudy, noon temperature 56F, sea temperature 52F]


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29 January 1917

From Port William, at Sea

Lat -51.12, Long -59.10

[Anchored Port William]

4.0am: Draft of Water: Forward 26ft 11in, Aft 26ft 00in.

4.47am: Commenced to weigh. 5.5am: Anchor aweigh, proceeded to turn ship.

5.20am: Proceeded course as requisite, 60 Revs. 5.35am: Patent log streamed.

6.0am: Set course N12E. Hands called.

6.40am: Volunteer Point W (True) distant 4 miles, altered course N42W.

7.41am: Altered course N84W. WT doors inspected.

am: Hands employed Saturday routine.

11.44am: Eddystone Rock abeam distant 3.5 miles, Log 66.7. 11.50am: Altered course S86W.

4.0pm: Altered course S84W.

6.50pm: Sea boats crew mustered.

7.12pm: Steeple Jason Island (Highest Peak) abeam distant 3 miles. 7.20pm: Altered course S76W. 7.50pm: Darkened ship.

8.0pm: Altered course S52W. Log 90.8.

9.50pm: Guns crews exercised.

10.50pm: Sea boats crew exercised.

11.0pm: Clocks corrected back 11 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 77 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position 3 miles North of Jason W Cay N85.5W, 83.5 miles]


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30 January 1917

From Port William, at Sea

Lat -52.97, Long -65.74

2.15am: Guns crews closed up, clocks put back 11 minutes.

6.35am: Clocks put back 12 minutes.

1.0pm: Altered course S51W.

6.5pm: Sighted Cape Virgins Light House bearing S79W (magnetic).

7.40pm: Altered course S86W.

8.50pm: Dungeness Light House abeam distant 3.25 miles, altered course S88W. Submarine defence stations established.

10.50pm: Cape Possession Light abeam distant 4.5 miles.

11.18pm: Orange Bank Buoy abeam distant 3 miles.

11.29pm: Altered course S79W.

11.55pm: Narrow Bank Buoy abeam distant 2.75 miles.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 261 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position 7 miles off Dungeness Light House S 71 35 W, 101 miles]


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31 January 1917

From Port William

Lat -53.18, Long -70.91 [estimated]

0.15am: Altered course as requisite through first Narrows.

0.57am: Delgado Point Light House abeam distant 1 mile.

1.16am: Mendez Point Light abeam distant 0.75 miles, log 45.

1.28am: Satellite Point Light abeam distant 1.3 miles, Log 47. 1.43am: Set course S44W.

2.23am: Triton Bank Light abeam distant 2 miles, altered course S53W.

3.10am: Altered course S65W.

3.48am: Cone Hill Light abeam distant 3.75 miles, course altered as requisite round Cape St Vincent.

4.7am: Set course S20E. 4.50am: Altered course S20W.

6.38am: Reduced speed. 6.40am: Stopped and cast anchor in 14 fathoms water veered to 90 fathoms cable Port Bower.

[Anchored off Punta Arenas]

[Draft of Water: Forward 26ft 6in, Aft 26ft 0in]

10.45am: HBM Vice Consul boarded.

11.20am: OO Guard from Uruguayan cruiser “Uruguay” [probably the gunboat listed here] boarded. 11.30am: Returned visit.

2.0pm: Boat routine as requisite.

3.0pm: RMS “Orissa” anchored.

7.25pm: Boat returned with officers from leave.

8.0pm: Darkened ship. Hoisted motor launch.

9.0pm: RMS “Orissa” sailed.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 219 miles]

[Anchor Bearings (Magnetic): Beacon N6E, Spit Buoy N23.5E, Pier Light Column N63.5W]


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LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1917


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for February 1917]

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

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before, except Thermometer for Air Temperature now made by AC Cosser & Son (from Dec 1916 to Feb 1917)]


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1 February 1917

From Punta Arenas, at Sea

Lat -53.71, Long -72.11

1.30am: Anchor bearings checked frequently.

3.50am: Steering gear tested.

4.15am: Commenced to weigh. 4.25am: Anchor aweigh, WT doors closed, watch stationed for Submarine defence. 4.30am: Proceeded at 63 Revs. Course S24E. Log streamed.

6.45am: Altered course S4E.

7.5am: Guns crews exercised.

7.40am: Cape San Isidro Light House abeam distant 2.5 miles, altered course S36W.

8.50am: Altered course N88W.

9.10am: Cape Froward abeam distant 0.75 miles.

10.0am: Engine Room WT doors correct.

11.15am: Permanent WT doors correct. Mussel Island abeam distant 3 miles.

11.40am: Altered course N65W.

0.27pm: Rupert Island Light House abeam distant 0.3 miles, Log 4.5.

0.50pm: Passed Chilian SS “Fortuna”.

1.10pm: Altered course N83W. 1.36pm: Altered course S68W. 1.43pm: Anson Rock Buoy abeam.

2.12pm: El Morion Light House abeam, altered course S75W.

2.21pm: Altered course N74W. 2.31pm: Beware Island abeam distant 0.75 miles, Log 27.

3.40pm: Cape Notch abeam distant 1 mile.

5.0pm: Altered course N69W.

5.45pm: Cape Cooper Key abeam distant 1.5 miles, Log 61.6, altered course N63W.

6.30pm: Guns crews fall out. 6.43pm: Altered course N70W.

7.38pm: Sentinel Island Light abeam distant 0.75 miles, altered course N83W.

8.0pm: Darkened ship.

9.5pm: Sighted steamer bearing green 5 degrees.

9.55pm: Felix Point Light abeam distant 2.25 miles, Log 6.9, altered course N74W.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 88 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position off Bonet Island N45W, 10.5 miles]

[Wind mostly south westerly in am, force 5 to 7-8, squally north westerly force 8 or 9 in pm, sea rough to high from 4pm onwards. Rain or showers at times, noon temperature 50F, sea temperature 46F]


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2 February 1917

From Magellan Strait, at Sea

Lat -51.62, Long -75.95

0.50am: Sighted Cape Pillar abeam, Log 38, altered course N76W.

1.0am: Opened Engine room WT doors; Watch fall out from Submarine defence stations.

1.57am: Sighted Evangelistas Light bearing N59.5W (magnetic).

4.10am: Evangelistas Light abeam distant 7 miles, Log 67.

5.20am: Sea boats crew mustered, port sea boat secured.

8.10am: Altered course N26W.

4.15pm: Evening quarters. 4.20pm: Hands to cleaning quarters.

5.30pm: Mustered sea boats crew.

7.20pm: Sea boats crew mustered.

8.25pm: Darkened ship.

9.30pm: Mustered sea boats crew.

10.35pm: Altered course N28W.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 201 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position in 49 00 S, 76 09 W, N 2 30 W, 157 miles]

[Squally north westerly wind force 9 to 7 in am, north westerly then northerly wind force 7 to 5 in pm, sea state high for most of day. Rain in am, misty in pm, noon temperature 50F, sea temperature 48F]


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3 February 1917

From Magellan Strait, at Sea

Lat -47.57, Long -75.75

1.30am to 4.15am: Soundings taken every 15 minutes.

3.26am: Altered course S68W.

4.30am: Altered course N3E. 4.35am: Guns crews closed up.

9.55am: Altered course N17W.

11.15am: Tested alarm gongs.

1.20pm: Sighted land about Cape Tres Montes. 1.25pm: Altered course North.

3.0pm: Sighted Cape Raper Light House bearing N27W (magnetic).

4.20pm: Cape Raper Light House abeam distant 9 miles, Log 50.3. 4.32pm: Altered course N14W.

8.15pm: Darkened ship.

10.5pm: Guns crews closed up.

11.45pm: Reduced to 30 Revs.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 251 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position in 47 00 S, 75 39 W, N5E, 40 miles]


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4 February 1917

From Magellan Strait, at Sea

Lat -46.95, Long -74.95

0.40am: Altered course S14E. 0.45am: Increased to 65 Revs.

7.23am: Altered course S47E.

8.50am: Cape Raper Light House abeam distant 5.5 miles.

9.45am: Altered course N67E.

10.15am: Divisions. 10.30am: Divine Service.

10.43am: Cape San Diego abeam distant 4 miles.

0.15pm: Altered course N82E. 0.55pm: Altered course N58E.

1.25pm: Patent log line carried away and rotator lost. Engine Room WT doors closed.

2.10pm: Altered course N1E. 2.32pm: Altered course N69W. 2.43pm: Altered course S83W. 2.54pm: Reduced speed.

3.10pm: Stopped and cast anchor in San Quentin Sound [Bahia San Quintin] in 13 fathoms veered to 105 fathoms cable on Starboard bower.

3.20pm: ER WT doors opened.

3.40pm: Motor boat towing gig, and sea boat left to search Aldunali and Desconocido Inlets.

7.50pm: Guns cleared away. 8.0pm: Darkened ship.

9.30pm: Motor boat towing gig returned and hoisted. 9.45pm: Sea boat returned and hoisted.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 287 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position 2.5 miles South of Purcell Islands S82E, 12.5 miles]


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5 February 1917

From San Quentin Sound, at Sea

Lat -46.86, Long -75.13

5.0am: Commenced to weigh.

5.20am: Anchor secured and proceeded at 57 Revs, course N84E.

5.53am: Reduced to 42 Revs, altered course S57E.

7.48am: Patent log line carried away, rotator lost. 7.50am: Altered course S58W.

am: A group to rifle drill.

0.5pm: Altered course N82W.

0.40pm: Stopped off entrance to Port Otway and anchored in 36 fathoms veered to 135 fathoms cable on Port Bower.

1.0pm: Motor launch and gig left to search Port Otway [Puerto Otway].

4.30pm: Motor launch and gig returned.

4.45pm: Commenced to weigh. 5.0pm: Anchor aweigh, proceeded at 63 Revs, course S72E.

5.20pm: Altered course S21E.

7.55pm: Altered course N57W.

8.12pm: Cape Raper Light abeam distant 4 miles.

8.38pm: Altered course N10W.

11.0pm: Guns crews closed up.

11.30pm: Sea boats crew mustered.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 57 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: of Logam Rock N60.5W, 6 miles]


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6 February 1917

To and From Three Finger Island [Isla Tres Dedos] [though not stated at top of page]

Lat -45.32, Long -74.55 [rough estimate]

4.5am: Altered course N45E.

4.55am: Sighted Analao Island bearing N70E (magnetic).

5.0am: Sighted collier “Glenmorag”.

5.50am: Analao Island abeam distant 4.75 miles, altered course N62E. Sea boats crew exercised.

6.38am: Altered course N18W. Closed WT doors. 6.50am: Reduced to 38 Revs.

7.0am: Cast anchor in 24 fathoms veered to 90 fathoms cable on Starboard Bower.

8.15am: Collier secured alongside.

9.20am: Officers left to search bays of Three finger Island.

9.40am: Commenced coaling ship.

6.30pm: Completed coaling.

6.55pm: Collier cast off and proceeded to anchor.

7.10pm: Weighed anchor and turned ship. 7.20pm: Proceeded at 63 Revs, courses as requisite.

7.50pm: Darkened ship. 7.58pm: Set course N35W.

9.30pm: Sea boats crew and guns crews exercised during watch.

11.0pm: Permanent and ER WT doors inspected during watch.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 6 miles and 140 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 3715 + Received 400 = 4115 - 45 = 4070 tons]


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7 February 1917

At Fusil Channel

Lat -43.93, Long -73.88

0.21am: Altered course N18W.

1.23am: Altered course N25E.

4.15am: Altered course N20W. 4.23am: Reduced to 30 Revs.

5.0am: Altered course S68W. Guns crews closed up.

5.28am: SW Point of Huafo Island sighted bearing N51W (magnetic).

6.0am: Altered course N72E, increased to 63 Revs. Hands called.

7.22am: Altered course N45E. 7.38am: Altered course N89E. 7.45am: WT doors closed as for night defence.

8.27am: West End of Larenas Island (Bajas Islands) abeam distant 1.5 miles, altered course as requisite for entering to examine Port Barrientos.

8.38am: Reduced speed and engines used as required.

8.47am: Soundings of 5.5 fathoms in Port Chains and 6.5 fathoms in Starboard obtained, turned ship out and re-entered Tuamapu Channel.

9.5am: Proceeded at 63 Revs. Cae Island abeam distant 0.75 miles.

9.47am: Cuervo Island bearing N18E (magnetic) distant 0.75 miles.

10.25am: Reduced speed entering Betecoi or Fusil Channel.

11.5am: Stopped and engines used as requisite to keep ship in mid channel. Motor boat left to search adjacent channels.

[Ship Stopped in Fusil Channel]

1.55pm: Gig left ship. Engines used as requisite, to keep ship in mid channel, during watch.

3.45pm: Gig returned.

5.0pm: Cast anchor in 33 fathoms veered to 120 fathoms cable on Port Bower.

5.45pm: Motor launch returned.

7.30pm: Darkened ship. 7.40pm: ER and Permanent WT doors inspected. Guns cleared away and projectiles entered in A1, B1, X, and Y.

8.30pm: Rounds.

10.30pm: Soundings taken hourly, Smallest depth obtained 19.75 fathoms over stern, ships head South.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 162 miles]


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8 February 1917

From Fusil Channel to and from Port Melinka [though not stated at top of log]

Lat -43.9, Long -73.5

[Anchored Fusil Channel]

2.0am: Continuous soundings taken over stern during watch.

8.50am: Motor launch left to examine Lagreze Channel.

9.0am: Commenced to weigh. 9.16am: Anchor aweigh and turned ship.

9.30am: Proceeded at 63 Revs, courses as requisite.

10.20am: Reduced speed entering Port Melinka.

10.54am: Anchored in 23 fathoms veered to 120 fathoms cable Starboard bower.

11.16am: Weighed and shifted berth. 11.30am: Cast anchor in 27 fathoms veered to 120 fathoms cable on Starboard and 75 fathoms cable on Port Bower.

[Anchored Port Melinka] [Anchor Bearings: Red Beacon N38E (magnetic) distant 3.75 Cables]

4.0pm: Commenced to weigh port anchor. 4.15pm: Port anchor up and secured. 4.30pm: Starboard anchor aweigh and turned ship, engines used as requisite while clearing Starboard anchor.

5.15pm: Proceeded on course N10E, 63 Revs.

5.48pm: Altered course N65E. 5.55pm: East end of Yates Island abeam distant 1 mile.

6.37pm: Altered course S11E.

7.16pm: Altered course N11W. 7.28pm: Reduce to 48 Revs, altered course N51W.

8.0pm: Darkened ship. All WT doors inspected.

10.0pm: Mustered sea boats crew.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 10 miles]


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9 February 1917

From Port Melinka, at Sea [though not stated at top of log]

Lat -43.78, Long -73.78

1.8am: Altered course N77E, Log 62.1.

1.21am: Guns crews closed up.

2.24am: Altered course S74W. Log 72.

4.0am: Altered course N77E, Log 83.2. 4.5am: Dead slow.

7.30am: Increase to 63 Revs.

8.26am: Reduce to 30 Revs. 8.55am: Altered course S60W.

9.3am: Altered course S15W. Increase to 63 Revs.

9.46am: Altered course S60W. Reduce to 30 Revs. 10.5am: Altered course S67E.

11.6am: Altered course N69W. 11.7am: Canelo Island abeam distant 2.5 miles.

0.18pm: Chayalime Point abeam distant 2.5 miles, altered course S68W.

0.54pm: Courses and engines as requisite for entering to examine Port Low (Guaiteca Island).

1.40pm: Turned ship out of Low Bay. 1.52pm: Set Course N62W, Revs 45. 1.56pm: NW End of Huacanec Island [Isla Guacanec] abeam distant 2 miles, Log 2.7.

4.15pm: Evening quarters. Mayor Island abeam distant 4.5 miles.

4.25pm: One Stoker released from cells.

6.18pm: Altered course N13W, Log 38.4.

7.30pm: Sunset.

Midnight: Guns crews close up.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 147 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position 2.5 miles off Chayalime Point N52W, 3 miles]

[Fog, mist and/or rain all day, noon temperature 56F, sea temperature 53F]


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10 February 1917

To and at Ancud Bay [though not stated at top of page]

Lat -41.82, Long -73.83 [estimated]

0.52am: Altered course N18W.

4.52am: Altered course N26E.

6.40am: Altered course N76E.

7.30am: Altered course N16W and reduced to 45 Revs.

8.15am: Altered course S80E and increased to 50 Revs.

8.55am: Courses and revs as requisite entering harbour.

9.40am: Stopped and cast anchor in 8 fathoms veered to 105 fathoms cable on Starboard bower.

[Anchored Ancud Bay] [Anchor Bearing: Ahui Point Light House S24W (magnetic) distant 11.5 cables]

10.20am: Captain of port boarded and left at 11am.

11.0am: Clean guns and air bedding.

4.33pm: Motor launch left for shore and returned 5.35.

5.40pm: Commenced to weigh. 5.50pm: Anchor aweigh and turned ship.

6.20pm: Proceeded at 63 Revs courses as requisite.

6.35pm: Huapacho [Guapacho] Point South (True) distant 1 mile, set course N86W. 6.45pm: Altered course S64W.

7.5pm: Huechucucui Head abeam distant 1.5 miles.

7.55pm: Sighted collier bearing red 15.

9.0pm: Engines stopped and sea boat left for collier.

10.0pm: Sea Boat returned and hoisted.

10.5pm: Proceeded on course N9W, 60 Revs, collier taking up station 4 miles astern.

11.25pm: Reduced to 36 Revs.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 171 miles]


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11 February 1917

At Sea

Lat -40.08, Long -74.21

10.20am: Divine Service.

0.57pm: Galera Head Light House abeam distant [blank]. 1.0pm: Altered course S9E to close collier.

1.47pm: Turned to N9W. 1.56pm: Stopped. 2.9pm: Proceeded on course and 38 Revs.

3.44pm: Engines stopped, patent log housed.

4.15pm: Despatched sea boat to collier.

4.48pm: Sea boat returned and hoisted. 4.50pm: Proceeded on course N83W, 38 Revs.

10.0pm: Turned ship to N86E, Log 34.0

Midnight: Guns crews closed up and relieved.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 130 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position in 40 00 S, 74 11 W, N7E, 5 miles]

[South westerly swell for most of day, weather fine, noon temperature 65F, sea temperature 62F]


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12 February 1917

At Sea [and entering and leaving Corral]

Lat -39.75, Long -73.50

4.0am: Guns crews closed up and relieved.

5.0am: Guns crews closed up.

5.30am: Galera Point Light abeam distant 19 miles. 5.45am: Altered course N22W.

5.50am: Sighted barque bearing red 45 degrees, altered course to close and increased to 63 Revs.

6.30am: Increase to 68 Revs and as requisite.

8.50am: Ship stopped and barque “Miniro” [Minero] of Valparaiso boarded.

9.28am: Boarding officer returned.

9.30am: Proceeded towards Corral at 60 Revs. Course S65E, Log streamed.

10.5am: Sighted steamer bearing N35E (magnetic) steering North.

11.10am: Reduced to 42 Revs. 11.44am: Altered course S46E. Noon: Housed patent log. Decreased to 36 Revs. Courses as requisite.

1.0pm: Stopped. 1.3pm: Morro Gonzalo abeam distant 1.75 miles.

1.10pm: Cast anchor in 9 fathoms water veered to 90 fathoms cable on Port Bower.

[Anchored Corral] [Anchor Bearing: Niebla Point Light House S80E (magnetic) 9.4 cables.

1.30pm: Captain of Port’s representative boarded.

2.50pm: HBM Vice Consul and Captain of Port board.

4.0pm: Captain left ship with Vice consul and Captain of Port.

5.30pm: Captain returned. Commenced to weigh.

5.45pm: Anchor aweigh and turned ship.

6.0pm: Proceeded, set course N37W, 63 Revs.

6.57pm: Bonifacio Head abeam distant 4 miles.

8.0pm: Darkened ship.

Midnight: Guns crews closed up and relieved.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 180 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Anchorage Corral S29.5E, 7 miles]


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13 February 1917

At Sea

Lat -37.06, Long -73.82

Midnight: Sighted Mocha Island Lights (East and West).

1.40am: Morro de Las Torrocillas [Torrecillas] Light abeam distant 10 miles.

2.3am: Morro de Las Torrocillas bearing East (True) distant 11 miles, altered course N2W.

5.0am: Observed floating object on Starboard beam, turned ship to S2E.

5.35am: Resumed course, object proved to be carcass of dead whale.

8.0pm: Altered course N4E. Carnero Head abeam distant 10 miles.

9.5am: Engines stopped and dropped target for 1 inch aiming rifle practice.

9.10am to 11.40am: Courses and speed as requisite for same.

11.40am: Target recovered and proceeded on Course N8E, 63 Revs.

0.38pm: Santa Maria Island Light House abeam distant 5.5 miles.

7.6pm: Sunset. 7.35pm: Darkened ship.

7.58pm: Sighted Cape Carranza Light bearing S82E (magnetic).

[Course and Distance made good: Various 193 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position 3 miles of [off] Curaumilla Point Light House N22.5E, 257 miles]


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14 February 1917

At Valparaiso

Lat -33.02, Long -71.63 [estimated]

8.0am: Sighted Curaumilla Point Light House bearing S71.5E (magnetic), altered course S80E.

8.55am: Altered course N64E.

9.0am: Curaumilla Point Light House abeam distant 5 miles.

9.35am: Log housed, altered course as requisite to anchorage.

9.55am: Cast anchor in 39 fathoms water veered to 150 fathoms cable Port bower.

[Anchored Valparaiso] [Anchor bearing (Magnetic): Angeles Point Light House S76W, Distant 8 Cables]

[Draft of Water: Forward 25ft 6in, Aft 25ft 5in]

10.0am: Port Officials visited ship, also and HBM Consul.

10.55am: Captain left for shore and returned at 12.15.

1.30pm: Officers, CPOs and POs left ship on leave.

pm: Hands employed painting ship outside. Receiving fresh water throughout.

7.30pm: CPOs and POs returned from leave.

11.0pm: Officers returned from shore.

11.20pm: Captain returned.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 275 miles]


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15 February 1917

At Sea

Lat -33.03, Long -72.00

2.30am: Receiving water throughout.

6.30am: Hands fall in and clean ship. Finished receiving fresh water. Motor launch left for collier and returned at 7.00am.

9.45am: Commenced to weigh anchor. 10.0am: Anchor aweigh and proceeded on course S62W, 63 Revs.

11.25am: Reduced speed communicating with collier. 11.30am: Altered course N16W. 11.35am: Stopped.

11.54am: Proceeded at 39 Revs, collier astern.

1.0pm: Engines stopped and as requisite communicating with collier.

1.20pm: Sea boat left for collier with 2 crew and provisions. 1.40pm: Sea boat returned and hoisted. 1.45pm: Proceeded on course N12W, 63 Revs, log streamed.

7.0pm: Darkened ship and lookouts at guns posted.

8.0pm: Guns crews closed up and relieved, altered course N10W.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 17 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position 10 miles W of Lengua de Vaca N1.5E, 162 miles]

[Winds light, south westerly swell from noon onwards; misty for much of day, noon temperature 65F, sea temperature 61F]


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16 February 1917

At Sea [and Tongoi Bay, though not stated at top of page]

Lat -30.54, Long -71.93

1.0am: Sighted steamers lights bearing N18E steering to South.

1.20am: Sighted steamers lights bearing N15W, altered course N40W.

2.5am: Resumed course N10W.

8.0am: Altered course N4W.

9.11am to 10.8am: Exercised general quarters, courses and engines as requisite.

11.24am: Set course N2W, 44 Revs.

11.50am: Passed American SS “California” of New York.

0.5pm: Sighted: HMS “Otranto” in Tongoi Bay.

0.25pm: Increase to 63 Revs, altered course N67E.

0.40pm: “Otranto” challenged.

1.25pm: Lengua de Vaca Light House abeam distant 2.75 miles.

1.45pm: Stopped. 1.55pm: Anchored in 57 fathoms veered to 150 fathoms cable Port Bower.

[Draft of Water: Forward 25ft 9in, Aft 26ft 1in]

[Anchor Bearing: Lengua de Vaca Light House S62W (magnetic) distant 3.75 miles]

2.10pm: Captain of “Otranto” boarded and left at 3.40. Hands employed transferring stores to “Otranto”.

4.30pm: Evening quarters, all boats hoisted.

6.21pm: Commenced to weigh anchor. 6.40pm: Anchor aweigh and proceeded on course N16W, Revs 69. Patent log streamed.

9.42pm: Pajaros Islands Light abeam distant 6 miles, log 36.3.

11.50pm: Chañaral Island Light bearing N38E (magnetic) distant 6 miles, altered course N7E.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 166 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position 3 miles West of Chañaral Island N9E, 77 miles]


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17 February 1917

To and at Salado Bay [though not stated at top of page]

Lat -27.65, Long -70.95

0.19am: Chañaral Island Light House abeam distant 4 miles.

3.15am: Sighted steamers lights ahead steering South.

5.25am: Sighted collier “Glen Morag” [Glenmorag].

6.5am: Altered course N39E.

6.35am: Altered course N74E. 7.0am: Reducing to 34 Revs.

7.45am: Cachos Point abeam distant 1 mile.

8.44am: Stopped and cast anchor in 14 fathoms veered to 6 fathoms cable on Starboard Bower.

[Anchored Medio Cove, Salado Bay]

9.25am: Collier “Glenmorag” came alongside. 9.45am: Collier secured.

10.0am: Commenced coaling.

6.4pm: Finished coaling having received 500 tons.

6.35pm: Collier cast off and left.

6.48pm: Sunset.

7.15pm: Nos 1 and 3 Starboard and Port guns loaded. Darkened ship.

8.45pm to 11.15pm: Soundings taken over stern with ship heading SSW to SWxW, 11.5 and 12 fathoms.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 184 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: 3620 + Received 500 = 4120 tons]


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18 February 1917

At Sea

Lat -27.62, Long -71.15

1.40am to 5.30am: Soundings taken over stern with ship heading NNE to ExN, 11.5 to 13 fathoms.

8.15am: ER WT doors closed. Commenced to weigh.

8.25am: Anchor weighed, proceeded at 44 Revs, course N60W.

9.30am: Engines stopped and log housed. WT doors closed for night defence stations. All scuttles closed on and below D deck.

[Ship stopped]

4.30pm: Proceeded at 63 Revs, course N12W, Log streamed. ER WT doors opened.

5.50pm: Altered course to S65W to intercept steamer bearing Red 50 degrees, increasing to 69 Revs.

7.6pm: Courses as requisite, WT doors closed, working up to full speed.

7.35pm: Steamer stopped and found to be SS “Fresia” of Valparaiso.

7.50pm: Proceeded on course N2W, WT doors opened.

Midnight: Guns crews closed up and relieved.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 8.5 miles]

[Weather mostly fine and quiet, noon temperature 66F, sea temperature 62F]


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19 February 1917

At Sea [and Antofagasta, though not stated at top of page]

Lat -24.35, Long -70.97

4.50am: Sighted steamer bearing green 60 degrees, Inclination 110 degrees Right.

8.3am: Altered course N16E.

9.6am: Reduce to 54 Revs. A group exercised at Morris tube practice.

0.10pm: Altered course N22E.

3.0pm: Sighted three masted schooner bearing red 45 degrees.

5.18pm: Courses various turning ship.

5.46pm: Set course N71E. Increase to 40 Revs.

6.20pm: WT doors closed for Submarine and night defence stations.

6.30pm: Engines stopped. 6.40pm: Cast anchor in 42 fathoms veered to 165 fathoms cable on Port Bower.

[Anchored Antofagasta Roads]

6.40pm: Captain of Port and HBM Consul boarded and left at 7.15.

7.35pm: Darkened ship, guns cleared away, projectiles entered A and B1, X and Y.

[True Bearing and Distance: Position in 23 40 S, 70 31 W, N30.4E, 48 miles]


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20 February 1917

At and from Antofagasta [though not stated at top of page]

Lat -23.64, Long -70.41 [rough estimate]

6.30am: Hands fall in and commence painting ship.

9.45am: Captain left for shore.

am: Hands employed painting ship.

1.35pm: Boat routine as requisite. Liberty men left for shore.

4.0pm: Hands fall in and resume painting ship.

5.45pm: Liberty men returned.

6.30pm: Commenced to weigh. All boats hoisted.

6.55pm: Anchor up and secured, proceeded at 54 Revs, course S22W. Log streamed.

7.0pm: Darkened ship.

7.28pm: Port Engine stopped for ER purposes. 7.31pm: Port Engine restarted.

9.5pm: Altered course S4E.

9.55pm: Sighted steamer bearing green 5 degrees, Inclination 180.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 54 miles]


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21 February 1917

At Sea

Lat -26.30, Long -71.17

8.5am: Altered course S9E.

10.15am: Sighted steamer bearing S27W, heading South.

10.29am: Increased to 63 Revs.

11.5am: Pan de Azucar Island abeam distant 17.5 miles. 11.10am: Altered course S13W, 65 Revs.

1.5pm: Altered course as requisite to examine small steamer, speed as requisite.

1.25pm: Engines stopped, steamer proved to be SS “Naran” from Tocopilla to Coquimbo.

1.45pm: Proceeded, set course S23W, Log streamed 16.4 on. Revs 63.

4.45pm: Sale of Deserters effects held.

7.20pm: Passed small steamer bound North.

8.52pm: Sighted collier bearing S67W.

9.5pm: Reduced speed and courses as requisite to communicate with collier.

9.30pm: Set course N32E, 54 Revs.

10.30pm: Altered course N60W.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 166 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position in 27 39 S, 71 57 W, S27W, 91 miles]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 70F, sea temperature 73F]


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22 February 1917

At Sea

Lat -27.02, Long -71.24

0.30am: Altered course S58E, Log 28.5.

3.30am: Altered course N60W, Log 57.

4.30pm: Altered course S27W, Log 66.

5.30am: Sighted collier bearing N68E, altered course and speed as requisite to close for communication.

6.25am: Stopped and lowered sea boat and dispatched same to collier with stores etc.

7.20am: Sea boat returned and hoisted, proceeded to turn ship. 54 Revs. 7.35am: Set course N81E, Log streamed reset.

8.30am: Sighted land ahead.

10.5am: North end of Grande Island bearing N66.5E (magnetic), distant 16 miles, altered course N2E.

11.40am: Morro Point abeam distant 15 miles, log 39.7.

11.45am: Sighted sailing [vessel] bearing Red 40 degrees, steering NNE.

0.14pm: Altered course N22W.

2.4pm: Altered course N2E. WT doors inspected. Signalled French barque “Blanche” [probably this ship] steering NNE.

2.50pm: Altered course N23E.

4.48pm: Altered course N2E.

6.39pm: Sunset. 6.50pm: Darkened ship.

10.45pm: Tactal [Taltal] Lights abeam distant 18.5 miles.

11.0pm: Turned ship to S3E and increased to 63 Revs.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 227 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position in 25 7 S, 70 53 W, N10E, 115.5 miles]


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23 February 1917

At Sea

Lat -26.65, Long -71.57

9.51am: Sighted barque bearing West heading to NNE. Hands employed painting ship.

10.15am: Altered course S57W to close sailing vessel.

10.40am: Observed steamer bearing South bound North.

11.10am: Altered course S67W.

11.45am: Altered course S45W. Signalled barque “Quillota” of French nationality.

11.55am: Turned ship to Starboard.

Noon: Course set N16E. 0.15pm: Altered course N23E.

1.45pm: Sighted steamer bearing green 35 degrees bound South.

4.15pm: Exercised general quarters, courses as requisite.

4.35pm: Resumed course N23E.

6.15pm: Steamer sighted bearing green 25 degrees, altered course North.

6.55pm: Altered course N23E. 7.0pm: Darkened ship.

7.10pm: Turned to port to S23W, Revs 54.

9.35pm: Altered course S3E.

10.40pm: Sighted sailing vessel bound North.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 252 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position in 25 29 S, 71 42 W, N31.5E, 82 miles]


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24 February 1917

At Sea

Lat -26.63, Long -71.00

1.20am: Sighted steamer bound North.

5.26am: Sighted collier “Glenmorag” bearing NW.

6.43am: Turned ship to N1E.

8.0am: Turned to S55W to closed collier. 8.19am: Stopped to communicate.

8.43am: Proceeded on course N9E, 69 Revs.

9.30am: Sighted steamer bearing green 80 degrees bound South, altered course S80E.

9.59am: Altered course N10E.

10.10am: Altered course N6E.

10.30am: Hands air bedding.

11.18am: Altered course N85E to intercept steamer bound South.

0.9pm: Altered course N7W.

3.19pm: Altered course as requisite to intercept SS “California”.

3.50pm: Housed log. 4.0pm: Engines stopped and despatched sea boats to “California”.

4.40pm: Sea boats returned and hoisted. 4.45pm: Proceeded on course S4W. Log streamed.

6.46pm: Pan de Azucar Island abeam distant 11.5 miles.

7.30pm: Chañaral Lights bearing S71E distant 14 miles.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 247 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position in 25 37 S, 70 50.5 W, N 7 00 E, 62 miles]

[Weather quiet and fine or cloudy, noon temperature 68F, sea temperature 70F]


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25 February 1917

At Sea [and arriving Caldera]

Lat -27.05, Long -70.83 [estimated]

2.34am: Caldera Light bearing S84E (magnetic) distant 19 miles.

4.30am: Altered course N7E.

5.42am: Morro Point abeam distant 16 miles.

6.0am: Hands called. WT doors reported correct, altered course to N87E.

8.50am: Altered course S71E. 9.0am: Altered course S61E, Log in. 9.5am: Caldera Point Light House abeam distant 6.5 cables.

9.10am: Stopped and 9.15 Cast anchor in 13 fathoms veered to 90 fathoms cable on Starboard bower.

[Anchored Caldera] [Anchor Bearing (magnetic): Caldera Point Light House S86.5W distant 13 cables]

[Draft of Water: Forward 25ft 3in, Aft 26ft 0in]

9.20am: Captain of Port boarded and left at 9.45.

11.0am: Captain left for shore.

0.15pm: Captain returned.

1.30pm: Officers and liberty men left for shore.

6.30pm: Officers and liberty men returned.

6.45pm: WT doors inspected. Darkened ship.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 168 miles]


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26 February 1917

At Sea [probably to and at Salado Bay, though not stated at top of page]

Lat -27.65, Long -70.95 [estimated]

0.40am: Weighed anchor and turned ship. 0.50am: Proceeded at 63 Revs, course N69W.

1.5am: Altered course S52W.

1.57am: Altered course S6W.

4.45am: Sighted collier. 5.0am: Altered course as requisite to close collier, reduced to 42 Revs.

5.38am: Altered course S81E.

5.50am: Entered dense fog bank.

6.30am: Housed log, engines stopped.

7.0am: Proceeded on course at 54 Revs.

7.47am: Cachos Point abeam distant 1.5 miles.

8.0am: Courses as requisite for anchoring.

8.20am: Stopped and cast anchor in 13 fathoms water veered to 75 fathoms cable Starboard Bower.

9.0am: Collier arrived and anchored, coaling party boarded and proceeded to bunker her.

am: Hands employed painting ship.

Noon: Coaling party returned for dinner.

0.30pm: Coaling party left for collier.

1.15pm: Hands employed painting ship.

5.20pm: Sighted steamer bearing green 80 degrees bound South.

6.45pm: Coaling party returned from collier.

6.55pm: Anchor aweigh and canted ship and proceeded at 71 Revs, course N87W.

7.23pm: Altered course S55W. 7.48pm: Altered course S7W.

8.0pm: Guns crews closed up and relieved.

9.0pm: Rounds. Sighted steamer bound north.

9.45pm: Lights of Carrizal Bajo abeam distant 6.5 miles.

11.20pm: Sea boats crews mustered.

Midnight: Guns crews closed up and relieved.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 71 miles]


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27 February 1917

At Sea [and arriving Tongoi Bay, though not stated at top of page]

Lat -30.21, Long -71.78

2.49am: Chanaral Island Light abeam distant 7.25 miles, altered course S13E.

5.30am: Daylight.

8.45am: Sighted steamer bearing S38W heading North.

9.10am: Courses and speed as requisite for 1 inch aiming practice.

11.15am: Housed target. 11.25am: Proceeded at 42 Revs, course S13E, Lengua de Vaca Light House bearing S58E (magnetic) distant 9 miles.

Noon: Sighted HMS “Lancaster”, Challenged and replied.

0.27pm: Altered course and speed as requisite to close and keep station with “Lancaster”.

2.30pm: WT doors closed as for submarine and night defence.

2.45pm: Stopped and cast anchor in 50 fathoms water veered to 11 shackles on Port Bower.

[Anchored Tongoi Bay] [Anchor Bearing: Lengua de Vaca Light House S77W (magnetic) 3 miles, 7 cables]

4.0pm: Hands employed transferring stores to “Lancaster”. Nos 3 and 6 boats being used.

5.25pm: Finished stores and hoisted No 6 Boat.

6.50pm: Darkened ship.

7.0pm: Captain returned on board.

7.15pm: No 3 Boat hoisted.

7.30pm: Projectiles entered A and B1 and X and Y. WT doors examined and reported correct.

11.45pm: “Lancaster” picket boat called.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 169 miles]

[Weather fine and quiet, noon temperature 62F, sea temperature 58F]


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28 February 1917

From Tongoi Bay, at Coquimbo

Lat -29.93, Long -71.57

5.35am: Sighted collier “Glen Morag” [Glenmorag].

6.0am: “Glenmorag” proceeded N10W (True) 6 knots.

6.50am: Transferred one boat load of stores to “Lancaster”.

7.30am: Completed transference of stores and hoisted boat.

8.15am: Hove short. 8.30am: Weighed and proceeded at 63 Revs, course N21W to close collier.

9.15pm: Reduced to 42 Revs, turned to Starboard, engines used as requisite.

9.17am: Turned ship to port to S24E.

10.0am: “Lancasters” picket boat called.

10.5am: Proceeded on course N21W, Revs 63.

11.0am: Collier “Glenmorag” in company, speed as requisite.

11.35am: Altered course N67E and proceeded at 63 Revs.

0.51pm: Coquimbo Light House abeam distant 1.5 miles, altered course S77E.

1.0pm: Courses as requisite and reduced to 54 Revs.

1.17pm: Arrived and cast anchor in 8 fathoms veered to 90 fathoms cable Starboard Bower.

[Anchored Coquimbo] [Anchor Bearing: Light House on Pier S43W (magnetic) distant 5 cables]

1.30pm: Port Officials boarded ship.

1.50pm: Liberty men landed.

3.30pm: HBM Consul left ship.

7.0pm: Darkened ship.

7.30pm: Projectiles entered in A and B1 and X and Y guns.

11.15pm: Officers returned from shore.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 34 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To Anchorage 13 miles]


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LOGS FOR MARCH 1917


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for March 1917]

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

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before apart from dates]


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1 March 1917

From Coquimbo

Lat -29.94, Long -71.33 [estimated]

am: Hands employed painting ship.

10.0am: Captain left ship.

11.45am: Captain returned.

0.45pm: Commenced to weigh. 1.0pm: Anchor aweigh, proceeded at 63 Revs.

1.11pm: Coquimbo Light House abeam distant 1.25 miles, set course N82W. Log streamed.

4.30pm: Altered course N5E, reducing to 39 Revs.

8.22pm: Sighted steamer bearing N67E bound North.

9.10pm: Patent log changed and reset.

10.38pm: Chanaral Island Light abeam distant 9.5 miles.


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2 March 1917

From Coquimbo, at Sea

Lat -27.75, Long -71.35

5.40am: Daylight.

6.0am: Sighted steamer bearing South steering North. Hands called.

7.0am: Turned ship to S1W, increase to 54 Revs.

8.0am: Altered course S12W to close collier.

8.19am: Altered course N5E. 8.43am: Altered course N15E.

9.0am: Divisions and prayers. Hands employed painting ship.

Noon: Sighted collier “Glenmorag” bearing ENE.

1.0pm: Reduced to 42 Revs and altered course as requisite.

5.10pm: Sighted small steamer bound South.

6.17pm: Cachos Point bearing S (magnetic) distant 3 miles.

6.45pm: Closed WT doors for submarine and night defence. Log housed.

6.50pm: Arrived and cast anchor in Medio Cove in 14 fathoms veered to 105 fathoms cable Starboard Bower.

[Anchored Salado Bay]

7.50pm: Guns loaded as per orders.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 185 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position in 27 39 S, 71 16 W, N25E, 7 miles]


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3 March 1917

At and from Salado Bay [though not stated at top of page]

Lat -27.65, Long -70.95 [estimated]

[Anchored Salado Bay]

2.0am: Soundings over stern taken half hourly.

7.15am: Hands fall in, coaling party sent to “Glenmorag”, remainder of hands employed as requisite.

9.0am: Six trimmers sent to “Glenmorag”.

11.45am: First coaling party returned for dinner.

0.10pm: Second Coaling party returned for dinner.

0.20pm and 0.45pm: Coaling parties left for collier.

6.30pm: Commenced to shorten in cable.

6.50pm: Darkened ship.

7.0pm: Coaling parties returned on board, anchor weighed, proceeded at 54 Revs. 7.10pm: Streamed log, set course N75W.

7.20pm: Altered course S69W. 7.40pm: Altered course S29W.

7.48pm: Cachos Point abeam distant 1 mile.

7.55pm: Cima Quadrada Island [Isla Cima Cuadrada] abeam distant 1 mile.

8.25pm: Sighted steamer bearing South steering North.

10.5pm: Altered course S1W. Sighted steamer bearing S50W steering South.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 49 miles]


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4 March 1917

From Salado Bay

Lat -29.88, Long -71.65

5.55am: Chanaral Island Light abeam distant 7.5 miles, Log 98, altered course S17E.

7.56am: South end of Choros Island abeam distant 11 miles. 8.0am: Altered course S24E.

9.49am: North Pajaros Island abeam distant 8.3 miles.

10.40am: Divine-Service.

Noon: Sighted steamer bearing S53E bound South.

0.30pm: Sighted steamer bearing S60W steering North.

0.48pm: Altered course N45W and increasing to 63 Revs.

2.4pm: Turned to S24E and reduced to 54 Revs.

3.15pm: Sighted collier “Glenmorag” bearing North.

5.15pm: Turned to N11W. 5.35pm: Turned to S16E. 5.45pm: Courses as requisite.

6.20pm: Cast anchor in Tongoi Bay in 50 fathoms water veered to 165 fathoms cable Port Bower.

[Anchored Tongoi Bay]

7.10pm: Darkened ship.

7.20pm: WT doors and scuttles inspected.

7.40pm: Collier arrived and anchored.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 150 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position in Tongoi Bay S8E, 21.5 miles]


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5 March 1917

At Tongoi Bay

Lat -30.24, Long -71.55 [rough estimate]

6.0am: Hands fall in and prepare for coaling ship.

6.30am: Collier arrived alongside.

7.5am: Commenced coaling.

10.50am: Sighted collier “Framlington Court” steering SSW.

2.26pm: Framlington [Court] anchored.

3.15pm: Finished coaling having received [blank] tons.

3.50pm: Collier cast off and left.

3.55pm: Commenced to weigh.

4.17pm: Anchor up and secured, proceeded engines and courses as requisite for closing boats and “Framlington Court”.

5.0pm: All boats hoisted.

6.0pm: Finished communicating with collier. 6.10pm: Proceeded at 63 Revs, increasing to 73. 6.20pm: Course S68W. 6.23pm: Lengua de Vaca Light House bearing S13E (magnetic) distant 2.25 miles.

6.45pm: Signalled orders to “Glenmorag”. 6.55pm: Altered course S2E.

7.1pm: Lengua de Vaca Light abeam distant 6.75 miles.

9.37pm: Altered course S20E.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 54 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: 3438 + Received 448 = 3886 tons]


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6 March 1917

From Tongoi Bay, at Valparaiso

Lat -33.02, Long -71.63 [estimated]

3.40am: Sighted steamer bearing S55E steering SSE.

5.40am: Daylight.

8.0am: Negra Point abeam distant 5 miles.

8.30am: Angeles Point Light House bearing S9E distant 6 miles. Reduced to 63 Revs.

8.40am: Altered course S26E. Housed log.

9.5am: Altered course S18W to anchorage, speed as requisite.

9.15am: Cast anchor in 39 fathoms veered to 165 fathoms cable Port Bower.

[Anchored Valparaiso] [Anchor Bearing:- Angeles Point Light House S87W (magnetic) distant 8 cables]

[Draft of Water: Forward 25ft 4in, Aft 25ft 6in]

10.10am: Captain of Port visited ship.

10.25am: HBM Consul boarded and left at 10.40.

am: Receiving fresh water and hands painting ship.

pm: Boat routine as requisite.

1.30pm: Liberty men left ship. Watch employed receiving stores.

4.15pm: Three stokers joined ship.

6.40pm: Liberty men returned.

7.30pm: WT doors inspected. Darkened ship.

11.0pm: Receiving fresh water throughout.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 178 miles]


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7 March 1917

From Valparaiso, at Sea

Lat -33.33, Long -71.90

[Anchored Valparaiso]

2.30am: Receiving fresh water.

8.15am: Finished receiving fresh water.

8.55am: Commenced to heave short. 9.15am: Anchor up and secured. 9.20am: Proceeded at 60 Revs, course as requisite.

9.35am: Streamed log and set course S34W.

10.15am: Sighted HMS “Otranto” bearing S80W.

10.17am: Curaumilla Point Light House abeam distant 1.5 miles, altered course S7W.

0.13pm: Altered course S68W.

4.20pm: Altered course South.

6.40pm: Sunset. Darkened ship.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 27 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position 10 miles N67W from St Maria Island Light House S 22 36 W, 231.5 miles]

[Wind south westerly or southerly, increasing in pm from force 4 to force 7, sea state rough or very rough from 6pm. Weather fine, noon temperature 60F, sea temperature 53F]


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8 March 1917

From Valparaiso, at Sea

Lat -36.00, Long -73.82

[A fairly typical day at sea when nothing happened, all log entries shown here as example]

2.0am: Water-tight doors reported correct.

3.25am: Sea boats crew exercised.

4.0am: Guns crews closed up and relieved.

4.45am: Mustered sea boats crew.

6.0am: Hands called. 6.30am: Hands fall in and wash decks.

7.10am: WT doors reported correct.

9.0am: Divisions and prayers.

am: Hands employed painting ship.

9.40am: Increased to 63 Revs.

10.50am: Mustered sea boats crew.

11.15am: WT doors inspected and reported correct.

0.10pm: Altered course S15E.

2.0pm: WT doors inspected.

3.0pm: Navigation lights tested.

3.15pm: Mustered sea boats crew.

4.15pm: Evening quarters.

5.9pm: Sighted St [Santa] Maria Island bearing Red 30 degrees.

5.25pm and 6.20pm: Sea boats crew exercised.

6.46pm: Darkened ship.

6.57pm: Santa Maria Island Light House abeam distant 12 miles.

7.0pm: WT doors inspected.

8.0pm: Lavapie Point Light abeam distant 10.25 miles.

10.0pm: WT doors reported correct.

11.5pm: Tucapel Point Light abeam distant 8.25 miles, Log 12.7. 11.10pm: Altered course S24E.

11.15pm: Sea boats crew exercised.

Midnight: Guns crews closed up and relieved.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 207 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position 10 miles West of Tucapel Point S2W, 99 miles]

[Southerly wind force 6 or 7 all day, with sea rough or very rough]


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9 March 1917

From Valparaiso, at Sea [and arriving/departing Corral]

Lat -39.73, Long -73.50

1.50am: Sighted Mocha Island (Eastern) Light bearing S5E.

3.28am: Mocha Island Light abeam distant 7 miles, Log 63.

11.57am: Bonifacio Head abeam, distant 3.75 miles.

0.25pm: Altered course S49E.

0.45am: Morro Gonzalo abeam distant 1.75 miles. WT doors closed for submarine and night defence.

0.50pm: Arrived and cast anchor in 9 fathoms veered to 108 fathoms cable Port Bower.

[Anchored Corral] [Anchor Bearing: Niebla Point Light House S72.5E (magnetic) distant 1 mile]

2.0pm: Captain of Port boarded and left at 2.30.

4.0pm: Evening quarters. Officers left for shore.

7.20pm: WT doors examined. Officers returned from shore.

8.0pm: Ship swung to flood tide.

8.10pm: Signal officer left for shore and returned 9.15.

10.0pm: Commenced to weigh anchor. 10.15pm: Anchor secured proceeded at 66 Revs, Course N50W. 10.26pm: Log streamed.

10.30pm: Morro Gonzalo abeam distant 1 mile, altered course S70W.

11.32pm: Galera Point Light abeam distant 12.25 miles.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 227 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Anchorage Port Corral S22E, 8 miles]


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10 March 1917

From Corral, at Sea

Lat -37.90, Long -73.98

1.35am: Altered course N12W, Galera Point Light bearing S83E.

6.0am: Sighted Mocha Island N10E and collier “Glenmorag” N26W.

6.5am: Altered course as requisite to close and communicate with collier, reduced to 54 Revs.

7.0am: Proceeded on course N4W, 66 Revs.

9.31am: South end of Mocha Island abeam distant 11 miles.

11.35am: Alarm bells tested.

1.43pm: Tucapel Point Light House abeam distant 10.25 miles.

4.41pm: Santa Maria Island Light House abeam distant 7 miles.

7.11pm: Quiriquina Island Light abeam distant 20 miles.

11.35pm: Sighted Cape Carranza Light bearing N45E (magnetic).

[Course and Distance made good: Various 158 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position 10 miles West of Tucapel Point N14.5E, 17.5 miles]


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11 March 1917

From Corral, at Sea

Lat -33.62, Long -71.68

0.43am: Cape Carranza Light abeam distant 15.5 miles, Log 50.

2.40am: Sighted [blank].

8.28am: Topocalma Point abeam distant 9.5 miles.

9.0am: Altered course N27E.

10.0am: Inspection and divisions. 10.30am: Divine Service.

10.55am: Altered course N72E.

11.20am: Altered course N57E. 11.45am: Reduced to 42 Revs.

Noon: Courses as requisite. Log housed.

pm: Courses and speeds various as requisite for approaching and manoeuvring ship off Port San Antonio.

0.40pm: Port sea boat lowered and despatched to shore.

1.55pm: Port sea boat returned. 2.10pm: Sea boat hoisted, turned ship.

2.25pm: Proceeded on course S40W, Log streamed, 68 Revs.

4.15pm: Evening quarters, altered course S6W.

5.23pm: Pupuya Island abeam distant distant [sic] 13 miles.

6.30pm: Sighted steamer bearing green 45 degrees. 6.35pm: Altered course West to close.

6.55pm: Closed and examined SS “Porteño” of Valparaiso, allowed her to proceed.

7.0pm: Resumed course S6W.

10.15pm: Covered guns, lookouts transferred to bridge, shipping sprays frequently.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 286 miles]


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12 March 1917

At Sea [though not stated at top of page]

Lat -36.97, Long -73.65

6.30am: Hands fall in and paint ship.

am: Hands employed painting ship.

10.50am: Sighted Santa Maria Island Light House bearing S23E (magnetic) distant 12 miles.

11.52am: Santa Maria Island Light House abeam distant 6.3 miles, altered course S1E.

0.55pm: Lavapie Point Light House abeam distant 6 miles.

2.18pm: Carnero Head abeam distant 6 miles.

5.30pm: Sighted Mocha Island bearing S22E.

7.40pm: Altered course S19E.

8.39pm: Mocha Island Light abeam 10 miles.

[Course and Distance made good: S16W 89 miles. To Position 10 miles West of Mocha Island]

[South westerly wind force 4 or 5 all day, sea state rough for most of the time, noon temperature 56F, sea temperature 54F]


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13 March 1917

At Sea [and Ancud]

Lat -41.22, Long -74.03

3.35am: Sighted Galera Head Light bearing S57E.

5.35am: Galera Head Light abeam distant 18 miles, Log 98.7.

6.30am: Hands fall in and employed painting ship.

8.5am: Altered course S17E.

am: Hands employed painting ship.

10.16am: Cape San Antonio abeam distant 6.5 miles.

11.48am: Closed WT doors against submarine attack.

0.11pm: Altered course West and working up to 71 Revs.

0.25pm: Commenced zig-zagging. Guns crews to submarine defence stations.

1.45pm to 2.0pm: Passed through dense fog bank, reduced to 68 Revs.

2.0pm: Fog cleared. 2.38pm: Resumed Zig zagging, course S53E.

3.33pm: Altered course S87E.

3.42pm: Huechucuicui [Huechucucui] Head abeam distant 3.5 miles.

3.57pm: Altered course S56E. Finished Zig-Zag.

4.19pm: Corona Head Light House abeam distant 1.25 miles, altered course S42E.

4.52pm: Reduced speed, altered course S17E.

4.55pm: Arrived and cast anchor in 6.5 fathoms veered to 90 fathoms cable Starboard Bower.

[Anchored Ancud] [Anchor Bearing: Ahui Point Light N71W distant 12 cables]

5.10pm: Captain of Port boarded ship and left at 5.20.

6.40pm: Darkened ship. WT doors inspected.

7.50pm: Motor launch left for shore.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 261 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position in 41 42 S, 71 02 W, South 29 miles]


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14 March 1917

From Ancud to Port Melinka

Lat -41.83, Long -73.84 [estimated]

3.15am: Ship Swing to ebb tide.

9.10am: Hands employed painting ship.

11.15am: Captain left for shore.

1.30pm: Motor launch running as requisite.

4.10pm: Hove short. 4.35pm: Motor launch returned with Captain and officers.

4.45pm: Anchor aweigh. 4.50pm: Proceeded to turn ship. 5.0pm: Proceeded at 65 Revs, courses as requisite.

5.22pm: Corona Head Light House abeam distant 1 mile. 5.33pm: Log streamed.

5.53pm: Set course S36W. 6.20pm: Altered course S3E.

6.40pm: Sunset. Darken ship.

8.53pm: Metalqui Heights abeam distant 9.5 miles.

10.40pm: Entered dense fog bank.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 44 miles]


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15 March 1917

From Ancud to Port Melinka

Lat -43.90, Long -73.75

2.40am: Altered course S53E.

3.5am: Commenced sounding every 5 minutes.

3.30am: Decrease to 48 Revs. 3.40am: Stop. 3.45am: Proceeded, altered course S43E.

4.20am: Ceased taking soundings and increased to 60 Revs.

7.0am: Entered dense fog, resumed sounding every 15 minutes.

8.30am: Fog lifting. 8.35am: Sighted Queitao Islands bearing S80E (True) distant 7.5 miles. 8.40am: Altered course S18E.

9.30am: Canelo Island abeam distant 1.5 miles, altered course S2E.

9.55am: Courses and speed as requisite for entering harbour. Patent log housed.

10.0am: Arrived at Port Melinka. 10.5am: Cast anchor in 22 fathoms water veered to 165 fathoms cable on Port Bower.

[Anchored Port Melinka] [Anchor Bearing (magnetic): Red Beacon N33E, Distant 2.75 cables]

1.0pm: Captain and officers left for shore.

2.15pm: Captain returned.

3.40pm: All officers returned from shore.

4.0pm: All boats and gangways hoisted.

4.25pm: Commenced to weigh. 4.40pm: Anchor aweigh and turned ship. 4.45pm: Proceeded on courses as requisite for clearing harbour, 60 Revs.

5.6pm: Set course N49W. 5.23pm: Canelo Island abeam distant 1 mile.

6.9pm: Gaviotas Islands abeam distant 5 miles, altered course S70W, Log 10.3.

7.0pm: Darkened ship. Sea boats crew mustered.

7.35pm: Altered course S26W.

11.0pm: Sighted Huafo Island Light bearing N25W magnetic.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 173 miles]


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16 March 1917

From Port Melinka, at Vallenar Roads

Lat -45.29, Long -74.53 [rough estimate]

1.0am: Altered course S8W.

4.20am: Altered course S17E, Log 112.9.

6.0am: Altered course S70E, WT doors inspected. Hands called.

8.40am: Reduced to 48 Revs, thick rainy weather. WT doors and scuttles closed, soundings being taken every 15 minutes.

9.32am: Sighted Analao Island bearing N82E distant 3 miles. 9.35am: Altered course N49E. Ceased taking soundings.

9.54am: Analao Island abeam distant 2 miles, Log 66.7.

10.25am: Altered course Various also revolutions as requisite.

11.10am: Arrived at Vallenar Road. 11.14am: Cast anchor in 11 fathoms water veered to 105 fathoms cable on Port Bower.

[Anchored Vallenar Roads] [Anchor Bearing (magnetic): Observation Spot on Three Finger Island S59W, Distant 8 cables]

0.30pm: Coaling party left for collier.

5.50pm: Small schooner passed North.

6.15pm: Coaling party returned from collier. Nos 6 and 8 Boats hoisted.

7.15pm: Darkened ship.

7.50pm: Guns reported cleared away.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 170 miles]

[Misty and rain through middle of day, noon temperature 53F, sea temperature 56F]


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17 March 1917

From Vallenar, at Sea

Lat -44.23, Long -75.00

5.0am: Gig left for collier with sailing orders and returned at 5.45 with one sick seaman.

5.40am: Commenced to weigh. 5.50am: Anchor aweigh. 6.0am: Proceeded on course S18E, 75 Revs.

6.24am: Altered course S68W. 6.45am: Log streamed, Revs 80. 6.50am: Altered course N37W.

9.5am: Altered course N24W.

9.39am: North end of Huamblin Island abeam distant 6.5 miles.

10.0am: WT doors inspected. Crew air bedding.

10.32am: Cape Lort Narborough Island abeam distant 7.5 miles.

11.37am: Alarm bells tested.

2.0pm: Altered course N13W. WT doors reported correct.

2.43pm: Huafo Island Light House abeam distant 11 miles. Log 37.6.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 78 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position 15 miles West of Huafo Island Light House N5W, 39 miles]


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18 March 1917

From Vallenar Roads to Valparaiso, at Sea

Lat -38.4, Long -74.6

6.0am: Hands called. Sighted land on Starboard beam.

8.0am: Altered course N1E.

10.0am: Divisions. 10.25am: Divine Service.

10.30am: Altered course N8E.

0.15pm: Altered course N14E.

1.0pm: North end of Mocha Island bearing S85E

6.28pm: Sunset. 6.45pm: Altered course N12E. Darken ship. 6.47pm: Santa Maria Island Light abeam distant 10 miles, Log 98.7.

[South easterly or southerly wind force 5 or 6 from 8am to 8pm, with southerly swell, weather fine in am, cloudy or misty in pm. Noon temperature 64F, sea temperature 62F]


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19 March 1917

From Vallenar [and at Valparaiso]

Lat -33.13, Long -71.78

7.35am: Weather thick and rainy, reduce to 68 Revs.

7.40am: Sighted small steamer bound South.

8.0am: Altered course N5E.

8.30am to 10.0am: Sounding taken half hourly.

9.11am: Increased to 82 Revs. Weather clearing. WT doors opened.

11.40am: Altered course N5E. Observed Curaumilla Point Light House bearing N9E.

0.7pm: Curaumilla Light House abeam distant 1.5 miles, altered course N31E.

0.30pm: Housed log, reduced speed and courses as requisite.

1.15pm: Arrived at Valparaiso and cast anchor in 39 fathoms veered to 165 fathoms cable Port Bower.

[Anchored Valparaiso] [Anchor Bearing (magnetic): Angeles Point Light House S87W, Distant 8.75 Cables]

1.20pm: Officer of guard received.

2.0pm: Captain of Port.

2.30pm: HBM Consul boarded.

3.30pm: Captain left ship also Consul.

4.0pm: Officers left for shore.

6.40pm: Landed sick seaman from collier.

10.45pm: Officers returned from leave.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 346 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Valparaiso 12 miles]


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20 March 1917

From Valparaiso, at Sea

Lat -30.41, Long -71.73

0.15am: Weighed anchor and proceeded at 76 Revs, course N17W, Log streamed.

5.27am: Penitente Rock Light abeam distant 8.5 miles.

7.8am: Altered course to close SS “Imperial”.

7.21am: Resumed course N17W and increased to 78 Revs.

9.0am: Divisions and prayers. 9.15am: General Quarters. 9.30am: Exercised abandon ship.

10.25am: Altered course N4W.

0.45pm: Lengua de Vaca Light House abeam distant 11.5 miles.

1.32pm: Increased to 82 Revs.

3.37pm: Pajaros Island Light House abeam 10.5 miles.

5.50pm: Chanaral Island Light House abeam distant 4 miles altered course North.

7.35pm: Altered course as requisite to close steamer bound South. WT doors closed.

8.10pm: Steamer found to be SS “Craster Hall” of New York.

8.18pm: Resumed course N1E. WT doors opened.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 156 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To Position in 29 00 S, 71 42 W, N7E, 85 miles]


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21 March 1917

From Valparaiso, at Sea

Lat -24.61, Long -71.03

6.25am: Altered course as requisite to close schooner “Alfred Noble” [possibly “Alfred Nobel” detailed here, though not shown as a schooner] of Glasgow.

7.15am: Resumed course.

9.55am: Sighted 4 masted schooner bearing NW. Hands employed painting ship.

0.12pm: Altered course N5E.

4.51pm: Tetas Point Light House abeam distant 10 miles, Log 70.

5.20pm: Sighted schooner (motor) bearing S80E steering South.

6.50pm: Angamos Point Light abeam distant 6.5 miles, altered course N66E.

7.30pm: Challenged by HMS Lancaster and replied, altered course N76E.

7.50pm: WT doors closed as for Submarine and night defence. Courses and speeds as requisite.

8.20pm: Cast anchor in 39 fathoms veered to 165 fathoms cable Port Bower. One sounding lead and tube cylinder lost whilst sounding.

[Anchored Mejillones Bay]

8.46pm: “Lancaster’s” picket boat arrived and delivered mail.

[Course and Distance made good: N 6 7 E, 350 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position in 23 00 S, 70 40 W, N 11 50 E, 98 miles]


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22 March 1917

From Valparaiso, at Mejillones Bay

Lat -23.04, Long -70.45

2.0am: Bearings checked.

7.0am: Collier proceeded alongside “Lancaster”.

9.10am: Hands employed painting ship.

9.15am: Captain left for “Lancaster”.

2.0pm: Boats employed as requisite.

6.45pm: Captain left ship.

7.30pm: Guns loaded as per orders.

11.25pm: “Lancasters” pinnace called.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 113 miles]


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23 March 1917

From Mejillones Bay, at Sea

Lat -23.17, Long -70.88

6.40am: Motor launch left with one signal rating for “Otranto”.

7.30am: Commenced to weigh. 7.50am: Anchor aweigh, proceeded on course S68W, 58 Revs. Log streamed. WT doors opened etc.

8.40am: Angamos Point Light House abeam distant 3 miles, altered course S50W.

9.29am: Altered course S6E.

10.45am: Sighted schooner bearing S85W steering North, altered course to close.

Noon: Altered course N3W and reduced to 42 Revs.

0.30pm: Increased to 58 Revs and altered course as requisite.

0.50pm: Stopped and despatched sea boat to Schooner “Alfred Noble” [sic] of Glasgow.

1.25pm: Sea boat returned and hoisted, proceeded on course S9E, 58 Revs.

5.10pm: Sighted steamer bearing S70E steering North.

7.0pm: Darkened ship.

10.50pm: Sighted steamer bearing S50W steering North.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 42 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position in 27 00 S, 71 15 W, S 4 57 W, 230 miles]


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24 March 1917

From Mejillones Bay, at Sea and Caldera

Lat -26.82, Long -70.98

8.37am: Altered course to East to close steamer bound north.

8.53am: Inspected SS “Gerda” [just possibly “Gilda” listed here] of Coquimbo and resumed course S9E.

10.10am: Altered course S27E.

11.44am: Altered course South.

0.15pm: Altered course S33E.

1.15pm: Altered course S58E.

1.32pm: Caldera Light House abeam distant 7 cables, speed as requisite.

2.8pm: Arrived and anchored in 11 fathoms veered to 90 fathoms cable Starboard Bower. Captain of Port boarded ship.

[Anchored Caldera] [Anchor Bearing (magnetic) Caldera Light House N88W, 12 Cables]

[Draft of Water: Forward 21ft 11in, Aft 26ft 7in]

3.0pm: Captain left ship and returned 4.20pm.

5.30pm: One steward placed under sentry’s charge.

6.30pm: Darkened ship. 6.48pm: Guns crews (red watch) closed up at submarine defence stations.

7.20pm: Captain left for shore and returned at 8.0.

8.0pm: Commenced to weigh. 8.15pm: Anchor aweigh and turned ship.

8.25pm: Proceeded on Couse N60W at 68 Revs. Log streamed.

8.35pm: Altered course S73W. Caldera Light House bearing South (True) distant 1 mile.

9.32pm: Altered course S2W, Log 11.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 232.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To Caldera 16 miles]


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25 March 1917

From Caldera, at Sea

Lat -27.00, Long -70.85

2.50am: Turned to N5E, Log 67.

3.35am: One Steward released from sentry’s charge.

8.0am: Turned ship to S12E.

8.30am: Sighted collier bearing South, altered course as requisite to close.

9.30pm: Parted from collier and set course N74E, 58 Revs.

10.0am: Divisions. 10.15am: Divine Service.

10.32pm: Morro Point abeam distant 3.5 miles.

11.0am: Caldera Light House abeam distant 1 mile. Course and speed as requisite. 11.5am: Stopped.

11.13am: Captain of Port and Consul boarded and left at 11.30. Proceeded on course N60W, 58 Revs.

11.42am: Caldera Light House abeam distant 0.75 miles. Log streamed.

1.15pm: Increase to 65 Revs.

1.55pm: Altered course as requisite to close SS “Tranquebar” of Copenhagen.

2.45pm: Set course N9W.

4.15pm: Altered course N11E. Evening quarters.

5.7pm: Altered course N9W.

6.30pm: Darkened ship.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 154 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position in 26 46 S, 71 12 W, N 47 00 W, 21 miles]


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26 March 1917

From Caldera, at Sea and Mejillones

Lat -23.04, Long -70.45 [estimated]

5.45am: Daylight.

6.10am: Sighted small sail bearing N70E steering North.

7.40am: Altered course N38E.

9.10am: Angamos Point Light House abeam distant 3.2 miles, altered course N81E.

9.27am: Altered course S29E.

9.55am: WT doors closed as for submarine and night defence. Speed and courses as requisite.

10.0am: Arrived Mejillones and cast anchor in 22 fathoms water veered to 120 fathoms cable on Starboard Bower.

[Anchored Mejillones]

10.10am: Captain of Port boarded.

10.50am: HBM Vice-consul boarded and left with Captain of Port at 11.25.

1.30pm: Boat routine as requisite.

4.30pm: CPOs and leading ratings returned from leave.

5.15pm: Captain returned on board.

6.0pm: HBM Vice Consul boarded and left at 6.55.

7.0pm: Darkened ship. All guns loaded.

7.30pm: Chilian steamer “Arauco” sailed.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 264 miles]


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27 March 1917

From Mejillones, at Sea

Lat -22.98, Long -70.39 [estimated]

5.30am: Commenced to weigh. 5.40am: Anchor aweigh and turned ship. 5.50am: Proceeded on course N13E 68 Revs.

6.10am: Altered course N19E.

6.55am: Stopped and cast anchor in 52 fathoms veered to 135 fathoms cable on Port Bower.

[Anchor Bearing (magnetic): Angamos Point Light House S50W, 9.25 miles]

7.40am: Collier secured alongside. Hands breakfast.

8.40am: Commenced coaling at Two gangways.

11.0am: Sighted sailing vessel bound North.

6.3pm: Sunset. Small sailing vessel passed North.

6.20pm: Finished coaling for this day. Darkened ship.

7.20pm: Tug alongside with messenger from HBM Vice-consul Mejillones.

9.10pm: Tug left.

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 2255 tons]


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28 March 1917

From Mejillones, at Sea [actually close to Mejillones]

Lat -22.98, Long -70.39

7.15am: Resumed coaling.

8.55am: SS “Inca” passed into Mejillones.

11.0am: Chilian steamer passed out from Mejillones.

11.35am: Finished collier’s No 1 Hold. 11.40am: Commenced on colliers No 2 Hold.

6.25pm: Ceased coaling for this day. Darkened ship.

8.5pm: Steamer passed out from Mejillones.


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29 March 1917

From Mejillones, at Sea [actually at Mejillones]

Lat -22.98, Long -70.39

0.5am: Sighted steamer leaving Mejillones.

6.0am: Hands resume coaling ship and bunkering collier.

6.25pm: Ceased coaling for this day. Darkened ship.

8.0pm: Lookouts and guns crews as ordered.

8.15pm: Steamer passed North from Mejillones.

8.25pm: Forward wire spring parted and replaced by 8 inch hawser.


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30 March 1917

From Mejillones, at Sea [actually at Mejillones]

Lat -22.98, Long -70.39

5.30am: Resumed coaling from colliers No 3 Hold.

8.0am: Coaling party relieved by second Watch.

Noon: Coaling continued by first watch.

4.0pm: Coaling continued by second watch.

6.0pm: Ceased coaling for this day.

6.15pm: Collier cast off. 6.30pm: Darkened ship.

8.0pm: Lookouts and guns crews as ordered.

9.15pm: Observed light onshore bearing S57E.


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31 March 1917

From Mejillones, at Sea [actually at and leaving Mejillones]

Lat -22.98, Long -70.39

5.0am: Coaling party called.

6.30am: Collier alongside. 6.45am: Resumed coaling.

1.40pm: Finished coaling, collier swept. Received 1922 tons.

pm: Hands clean ship and unrig coaling gear.

4.10pm: Collier cast off and left.

4.30pm: Weighed anchor. 4.55pm: Proceeded on course S17W, 65 Revs.

5.55pm: Arrived and cast anchor in 15 fathoms water veered to 6 Shackles on Starboard Bower.

[Draft of Water: Forward 26ft 0in, Aft 25ft 7in]

[Anchored Mejillones] [Anchor Bearing (magnetic) Angamos Point N50W, 5.6 miles]

6.15pm: Captain of Port and HBM Vice-Consul boarded. Darkened ship.

7.20pm: Captain of Port and Vice-Consul left.

8.15pm: Commenced to weigh. 8.20pm: Aweigh. 8.30pm: Proceeded on Course N29W, 65 Revs.

9.6pm: Altered course N88W.

9.14pm: Angamos Point Light abeam distant 2.25 miles.

9.28pm: Altered course N39W. Reduce to 54 Revs.

10.30pm: Mustered sea boats crew.

Midnight: Guns crews closed up and relieved.

[Fuel Remaining: 2206 + Received 1922 = 4128 tons]


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LOGS FOR APRIL 1917


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for April 1917]

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

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 April 1917

From Mejillones, at Sea

Lat -21.08, Long -71.32

5.55am: Daylight.

am: Hand employed cleaning ship.

10.0am: Altered course N70E.

2.50pm: Sighted land ahead.

5.0pm: Altered course N43W.

6.3pm: Sunset. 6.23pm: Darkened ship.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 159 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To Position in 21 00 S, 70 30 W, N78E, 48 miles]


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2 April 1917

From Mejillones, at Sea

Lat -19.37, Long -71.65

2.35am: Navigation lights exhibited, Log 140.

3.51am: Altered course N21W, Log 152. Guns crews closed up and relieved.

6.0pm: Sighted HMS “Otranto” and two colliers. Challenged and received reply.

6.30am: Turned to S25E.

9.13am: Stopped. 9.30am: Sea boat left for “Cape Finisterre”.

10.12am: Sea boat returned and hoisted, proceeded on course S25E, 54 Revs.

11.0am: Courses as requisite to close “Otranto”.

11.20am: Stopped and sea boat left for “Otranto”.

0.10pm: Sea boat returned and hoisted. 0.12pm: Proceeded at 45 Revs. Course S18E.

2.3pm: Altered course S10E to close collier. 2.16pm: Resumed course S18E.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 199 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position 7 miles West of Plata Point S 7 15 W, 325 miles]

[Weather mostly fine and quiet, noon temperature 77F, sea temperature 76F]


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3 April 1917

From Mejillones, at Sea

Lat -22.18, Long -71.25

8.0am: Altered course S17E.

9.16am: General quarters, courses as requisite, revolutions increased to 65.

9.40am: Set course S18W to close steamer bound North.

10.0am: Examined SS “Thorbjorn” of Bergen. 10.5am: Turned to N4W.

10.35am: Turned to S17W. Revolutions various. 10.55am: Revs set at 68.

1.45pm: Steward Rimmer placed under Sentry’s charge for refusing duty and using foul language.

4.3pm: Reduced to 38 Revs to close collier. 4.22pm: Resumed 46 Revs.

8.0pm: Altered course S21E.

[Course and Distance made good: S 4 25 E, 169.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To position 7 miles West of Plata Point, S 10 15 E, 155.5 miles]


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4 April 1917

From Mejillones, at Taltal

Lat -25.18, Long -70.68

8.30am: Passed Chilian SS “Chorillos” bound South and British SS “Chimu” of London bound North.

9.6am: Altered course N19E.

10.15am to 10.45am: Speed and courses as requisite to close and communicate with collier.

11.40am: Parted company with collier and proceeded at 68 Revs towards Taltal.

0.8pm: Altered course S21E.

1.20pm: Turned to port to Communicate with “Otranto”, speed and course as requisite.

1.50pm: Resumed course and speed.

2.15pm: WT doors closed as for submarine and night defence.

2.20pm: Arrived at Taltal. 2.25pm: Cast anchor in 27 fathoms water veered to 9 shackles of cable on Starboard bower.

[Anchored Taltal]

3.0pm: Captain of Port and HBM Vice-Consul boarded and Captain of port left at 3.30pm.

3.15pm: HMS “Otranto” anchored.

4.10pm: Captain left for shore. Motor launch running as requisite.

4.15pm: Evening quarters. Seaman McCaw transferred to “Otranto”.

8.15pm: SS “Mameric” left harbour.

10.25pm: “Otranto” weighed and proceeded.

[Course and Distance made good: S 9 45 E, 184 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Of Position 2 miles North of Taltal Point S17.5E, 16 miles]


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5 April 1917

From Taltal, at Sea

Lat -25.40, Long -70.49 [estimated]

0.30pm: Officers returned from leave.

am: Hands rig coaling gear.

2.0pm: Commenced to heave short.

2.40pm: Weighed and proceeded at 68 Revs, course N62W. Log streamed.

2.49pm: Taltal Point abeam distant 0.5 miles.

4.0pm: Course and speed altered as requisite to close and communicate with “Otranto” and colliers.

6.0pm: Set course N7W and working up to 68 Revs.

[Course and Distance made good: 25 miles]


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6 April 1917

From Taltal, at Mejillones Bay

Lat -22.93, Long -70.36 [estimated]

1.16am: Sighted Tetas Point Light bearing N24E (magnetic).

1.57am: Tetas Point Light abeam distant 5.2 miles.

4.23am: Angamos Point Light abeam distant 12.5 miles. 4.35am: Altered course N75E.

5.35am: Angamos Light abeam distant 4.5 miles.

6.0am: Turned to port. 6.10am: Resumed course.

6.15am: WT doors closed as for submarine and night defence. Courses and speed as requisite.

6.30am: Arrived at position and cast anchor in 59 fathoms water veered to 11 Shackles on Port bower.

[Anchor Bearing (magnetic): Angamos Point Light House S49W, Distant 9 miles 2 cables]

9.0am: SS “Cape Finisterre” secured alongside.

9.20am: Commenced coaling.

2.0pm: Supplied 20 tons of Fresh water to collier.

6.0pm: Coaling suspended for this day.

8.0pm: Lookouts and guns crews placed.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 176 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: 3770 + 370 Received = 4140 tons Remaining]


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7 April 1917

From Mejillones, to and at Antofagast[a] and at Sea.

Lat -23.55, Long -70.68

5.15am: Sighted collier “Flixton”.

5.30am: Sighted HMS “Otranto”.

6.15am: Collier cast off and left.

7.30am: Commenced to weigh. 7.45am: Anchor aweigh and canted ship.

7.50am: Proceeded on Course S69W, 68 Revs.

8.35am: Angamos Point Light House abeam distant 3.5 miles, altered course S43W. Log streamed.

9.20am: Altered course S6E.

10.0am: SS “Craster Hall” passed to Northward.

11.20am: Altered course S30E.

11.52am: Tetas Point Light House abeam distant 2.75 miles, altered course S77E.

1.3pm: Log housed WT doors closed. Speed reduced. 1.9pm: Stopped and cast anchor in 37 fathoms water veered to 11 Shackles on Port Bower.

[Anchored Antofagasta]

1.40pm: HBM Consul boarded and left at 2pm.

2.20pm: Weighed and secured anchor. 2.25pm: Proceeded on course S27W, 68 Revs, working up to 76.

3.21pm: Roca Negra abeam distant 3 miles.

3.40pm: Morro Jara abeam distant 4.2 miles, altered course S2E.

4.20pm: Sighted collier “Flixton” steering South.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 49 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Antofagasta S70E, 13 miles]


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8 April 1917

From Antofagasta, at Sea

Lat -28.25, Long -71.55

7.28am: Sighted steamer heading to Northward bearing SE.

10.0am: Divisions. 10.15am: Divine Service.

3.10pm: Chañaral Island Light House abeam distant 2.5 miles. 3.20pm: Increased to 79 Revs.

4.20pm: Altered course S9E.

5.34pm: Pajaros Island Light House abeam distant 9.5 miles, Log 77.7.

8.25pm: Lengua de Vaca Light abeam distant 7.75 miles.

10.15pm: Sighted HMS “Otranto” and challenged.

11.14pm: Altered course S19E.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 304 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position 2.5 miles West of Chañaral Island S10W, 45 miles]


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9 April 1917

From Antofagasta, at Valparaiso

Lat -33.02, Long -71.63 [estimated]

2.40am: Sighted steamers lights bearing South.

3.28am: Penitente Rock Light abeam distant 8.25 miles.

7.35am: Concon Rocks abeam distant 4 miles. Reduce to 68 Revs.

8.0am: Housed log and courses altered as requisite also speed.

8.25am: Arrived Valparaiso and cast anchor in 39 fathoms veered to 11 shackles Port Bower.

[Anchored Valparaiso] [Anchor Bearing: Angeles Point Light House S76W, 8 cables]

9.45am: Captain of Port visited ship.

10.0am: HBM Consul boarded. Commenced receiving fresh water.

2.0pm: HMS “Otranto” arrived.

3.30pm: Boat routine as requisite.

4.20pm: Captain left ship.

5.52pm: Sunset.

11.40pm: Finished taking water and hove short.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 288 miles]


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10 April 1917

From Valparaiso, at Se

Lat -35.47, Long -73.02

0.5am: Weighed anchor and proceeded, working up to 82 Revs.

0.22am: Angeles Point Light SE (magnetic) distant 1.25 miles, set course S29W. Log streamed.

0.55am: Curaumilla Light abeam distant 1.5 miles, Log 7.4. 1.0am: Altered course S7W.

7.15am: Entered dense fog bank. WT doors closed as for Submarine and night defence.

8.0am: Fog clearing.

0.5pm: Altered course S4W.

6.59pm: Santa Maria Island Light abeam distant 10 miles, altered course S4E.

9.55pm: Tucapel Point Light abeam distant 12 miles.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 164.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position 9 miles WNW (True) from Santa Maria Island Light House S21W, 93.5 miles]


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11 April 1917

From Valparaiso, at Sea

Lat -40.78, Long -74.58

0.2am: Sight[ed] Mocha Island (Western light) S31E (magnetic).

1.23pm: Mocha Light (West) abeam distant 9.25 miles. 1.30am: Altered course S10E.

9.0am: Divisions and prayers. “B” group to 6 inch drill. Hands employed as requisite.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 328 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position 10 miles West of Cape Raper in 46 50 S, 75 51 W, S 8 46 W, 367 miles]

[Weather wet in pm, noon air and sea temperature 60F]


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12 April 1917

From Valparaiso, at Sea

Lat -46.37, Long -75.73

1.0am: Huafo Island Light bearing N20E (magnetic) distant 24.5 miles, altered course S7E.

4.24am: Huamblin Island sighted South end bearing S58E (magnetic).

9.30am: X and Y groups at divisional drill.

3.37pm: Position by Observation sun [symbol]: Lat 47 10 S, Long 75 55 W.

10.50pm: Sighted barque bearing green 20 degrees, altered course to close and found to be “Babin Chevaye” of Nantes.

11.10pm: Resumed course S10E.

[Course and Distance made good: S8.5W, 339 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position 10 miles West of Cape Raper S10W, 29 miles]


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13 April 1917

From Valparaiso, at Sea

Lat -51.38, Long -75.88

0.16am: Altered course S31E.

8.5am: Altered course S45W to close SS “Magellan” of Liverpool.

8.30am: Altered course S55W. 8.44am: Altered course WxN. Guns crews closed up and WT doors closed. 8.45am: Revolutions as requisite.

9.30am: Turned to course S45E and resumed 79 Revs.

11.10am: Sighted Cape George bearing S63E (compass).

1.36pm: Cape George abeam distant 10.3 miles, Log 22.9. 1.40pm: Altered course S31E.

4.15pm: Evening quarters and stations for receiving prisoners.

4.37pm: Evangelistas Light House abeam distant 7.25 miles.

5.35pm: Darkened ship.

6.40pm: Altered course S48E.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 328 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position in 51 38 S, 75 34 W, S26E, 18 miles]

[South westerly wind force 4 for most of day, showers and rain, noon temperature 49F, sea temperature 52F]


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14 April 1917

From Valparaiso, at Sea

Lat -55.61, Long -69.67

2.58am: Tower Rocks bearing N75E (True) distant 7.75 miles. 3.0am: Altered course S78E.

6.30am: Guns crews fallen out.

8.22am: Altered course S87E.

11.0am: York Minster abeam distant 5 miles, Log 31.6, altered course S79E.

11.22am: Tested Alarm bells.

0.55pm: Westerly Island of Ildefonso Group [Islas Ildefonso] abeam distant 5.6 miles. 1.0pm: Altered course S85E.

4.10pm: Altered course N80E.

5.3pm: Sunset. Darkened ship.

5.51pm: Cape Horn abeam distant 3.25 miles.

6.47pm: Altered course N25E.

7.0pm: Sea boats crew exercised. Reduced to 60 Revs.

8.0pm: Reduce to 36 Revs.

9.53pm: Altered course N46E. Increase to 57 Revs.

11.5pm: Increased to 68 Revs. Watertight doors inspected.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 358 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position in 55 48 S, 69 00 W, S63E, 25 miles]


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15 April 1917

From Valparaiso, at Sea

Lat -53.62, Long -63.78

5.50am: Sighted Staten Island on Port Bow.

6.9am: Cape St John (Staten Island) bearing N57W (magnetic) distant 11 miles. 6.18am: Altered course N14W.

8.10am: Altered course N32W.

10.15am: Divine Service.

5.0pm: Darkened ship.

5.30pm: Altered course S75W, log 62.6. Reduced to 48 Revs.

10.37pm: Altered course N81E, Log 102.5 miles.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 312 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position in 51 40 S, 64 46 W, N15W, 67 miles]

[Wind north westerly force 2 to 4, weather showery or cloudy, noon temperature 45F, sea temperature 46F]


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16 April 1917

From Valparaiso, at Sea

Lat -51.98, Long -65.30

3.30am: Turned to Starboard to course S75W.

8.30am: Turned to Starboard to N81E.

9.25am: Altered course N5W and increased to 54 Revs.

10.30am: A, B, X and Y groups at loader drill. Sea boats crew mustered.

0.15pm: Altered course N19E.

2.0pm: Altered course N57E. WT doors inspected and navigation lights tested.

4.32pm: Altered course S51W and increase to 72 Revs.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 226 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position in 51 43 S, 65 02 W, N33.5E, 18 miles]


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17 April 1917

From Valparaiso, at Sea

Lat -52.76, Long -67.28

1.50am: Sighted Cape Virgins Light bearing S67W (magnetic).

4.13am: Cape Virgins Light abeam distant 7 miles.

4.34am: Dungeness Light abeam distant 4.5 miles.

4.43am: Reduce to 45 Revs, altered course S80W.

5.2am: Turned to port to N89E.

6.12am: Closed WT doors as for submarine and night defence. Log housed and ship stopped.

6.45am: Nos 1, 2 and 5 boats dispatched to RMS “Orita” [mentioned here] and returned with ratings and baggage at 7.50.

8.0am: Set course N78E and proceeded at 68 Revs. Log streamed reset.

10.30am: Altered course S61E.

10.50am: Altered course as requisite to close appearance of smoke on horizon.

11.30am: Resumed course S61E.

4.45pm: Sunset. Darkened ship.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 260 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position in 54 44 S, 63 28 W, S 48 30 W, 184 miles]


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18 April 1917

From Valparaiso, at Sea

Lat -55.50, Long -65.47

1.25am: Sighted New Year Island Light bearing S30W (compass), S27W (magnetic).

3.0am: Altered course S15E.

4.0am: Altered course S37W.

6.25am: Sighted Staten Island (Cape St John) N13E (True) 18 miles.

9.10am: Increased to 71 Revs, altered course S43W.

0.15pm: Altered course S36W.

4.26pm: Barnevelt Islands abeam distant 10.5.miles.

5.35pm: Altered course S16E. Revs 57.

8.0pm: Altered course N20W.

10.30pm: Altered course S16E, Log 18.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 272 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position in 55 49 S, 66 41 W, S58W, 48 miles]


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19 April 1917

From Valparaiso, at Sea [and Orange Bay]

Lat -55.77, Long -67.93

0.5am: Sighted vessel bearing Green 20 degrees, found to be HMS “Otranto”.

0.30am: Turned to port to N20W.

1.45am: Sighted Cape Horn bearing N59W (magnetic).

2.30am: Turned to port to S16E.

3.30am: Turned to port to N20W.

4.30am: Turned to port to S16E.

6.15am: Altered course S69W. 6.47am: Altered course N56W.

9.0am: Altered course S87W.

9.46am: Chanticleer Island abeam distant 9 miles.

10.30am: Increased to 68 Revs. A, B, X and Y groups exercised at loader.

11.2am: Altered course N48W.

11.31am: West Cape (Hermite Island) abeam distant 5 miles, altered course North.

0.20pm: Reduced speed, courses as requisite, log housed. 0.30pm: Stopped.

1.0pm: HMS “Otranto” closed to receive ratings.

1.45pm: Completed transference of ratings and proceeded towards Orange Bay at 45 Revs, courses as requisite.

2.25pm: Sighted collier “Cape Finisterre” at anchor.

3.50om: Stopped and cast anchor in 15 fathoms veered to 8 shackles on Starboard Bower. Hands employed rigging coaling gear.

[Anchored Orange Bay] [Anchor Bearing (magnetic) Lephay Point S52W, Distant 7 cables]

[Draft of Water: Forward 22ft 6in, Aft 26ft 6in]

5.0pm: Darkened ship. Collier secured alongside.

11.0pm: Anchor bearings checked frequently.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 232 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position in 55 35 S, 67 56 W, Various 11 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 2740 tons]


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20 April 1917

From Valparaiso, at Sea [at and leaving Orange Bay]

Lat -55.51, Long -68.05 [estimated]

[Anchored Orange Bay]

2.0am: Anchor bearings checked.

6.20am: Commenced coaling ship.

8.0am: Coaling suspended for breakfast and resumed at 8.35am.

Noon: Coaling suspended for dinner.

0.30pm: Resumed coaling.

3.35pm: Coaling suspended for tea and resumed at 4.0.

5.0pm: Ceased coaling. 5.30pm: Collier cast off.

5.45pm: Anchor aweigh and turned ship. 5.50pm: Proceeded at 68 Revs, courses as requisite.

6.24pm: Set course S18E.

7.12pm: Altered course S14W.

8.40pm: Altered course S61E. Lookouts transferred from forward guns to fore bridge owing to weather conditions.

11.32pm: Altered course S15E. 11.45pm: Reduced to 51 Revs.

Midnight: Guns crews closed up and relieved.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 19 miles]

[Fuel Remaining 2700 + Received 567 = 3267 tons]

[Westerly or south westerly wind increasing from force 4 to force 8 in pm, with sea state very rough from 10pm. Rain at times, noon temperature 48F, sea temperature 47F]


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21 April 1917

At Sea [patrolling off Cape Horn]

Lat -56.36, Long -67.16

1.0am: Turned to port to N20W.

2.0am: Turned to port to S15W.

3.0am: Turned to port to N20W.

4.0am: Turned to port to S15E.

5.0am: Turned to port to N21W.

7.3am: Altered course N32W. 7.34am: Altered course N45W. Observed land on port bow.

8.0am: Altered course S89W, Cape Horn bearing N56W (True) distant 13 miles.

9.0am: Altered course S2W.

am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

0.5pm: Altered course S6W.

1.10pm: Turned to Starboard to N24W, Log 8.

2.0pm: Turned to Port to S12E.

4.45pm: Sunset. Darkened ship.

6.0pm and 10.0pm: Courses as requisite for patrol purposes.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 156 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position in 56 33 S, 67 16 W, S19W, 11.5 miles]

[Squally northerly or north westerly wind force 8 or 9 in am, with sea state mostly high, wind and sea reducing in pm, though increasing again at midnight. Rain for most of day]


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22 April 1917

From Valparaiso, at Sea [on patrol off Cape Horn]

Lat -56.38, Long -67.27

1.30am: Courses altered each hour as requisite.

6.10am: Increased to 68 Revs.

6.25am: Cape Horn Sighted bearing N3W (magnetic).

6.30am: Courses altered each hour as requisite for patrol.

7.0am: Decrease to 51 Revs.

9.37am: Altered course N21W.

10.0am: Altered course S13E. Courses and revs as requisite for patrol.

pm: Courses and revolutions as requisite.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 182 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Horn North, 24.5 miles]

[South westerly wind force 7 for most of day, sea very rough, rain at times]


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23 April 1917

From Valparaiso, at Sea [patrolling off Cape Horn]

Lat -56.23, Long -67.34

1.30am: Courses and revolutions as requisite.

3.30am: Guns crews closed up.

6.53am: Cape Horn observed bearing N32.5W (True) distant 9 miles. 7.0am: Altered course S4W and increased to 68 Revs.

9.41am: Sighted HMS “Otranto”, altered course to close.

9.55am: Altered course N24W. Reduced to 51 Revs.

pm: Courses and revolutions as requisite.

10.0pm: Guns crews exercised.

Midnight: Altered course N86W and decreased to 45 Revs.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 196 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Horn N7E, 15.5 miles]

[South westerly wind force 7 or 8 in am, with sea state very rough or high, wind and sea slightly reduced in pm]


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24 April 1917

From Valparaiso, at Sea and Orange Bay

Lat -55.51, Long -68.05 [estimated]

4.30am: Altered course N30E.

6.26am: Altered course N17E .6.53am: Altered course North.

6.30am: West Cape Hermite Island abeam distant 3.25 miles.

7.2am: False Cape Horn abeam distant 4.5 miles.

7.45am: Sighted colliers “Cape Finisterre” and “Flixton” in Orange Bay.

7.55am: Hariot Point abeam distant 7.5 cables.

8.15am: Courses and speed as requisite. 8.20am: Arrived and anchored in 11 fathoms water veered to 8 Shackles on Starboard Bower.

[Anchored Orange Bay]

9.25am: Collier secured alongside.

9.50am: Commenced coaling.

4.45pm: Sunset. Darkened ship.

5.15pm: Finished coaling for this day.

8.0pm: All guns loaded and lookouts placed.

11.0pm: Anchor bearings checked.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 177 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 3030 tons]


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25 April 1917

From Valparaiso, at Orange-Bay

Lat -55.51, Long -68.05

6.0am: Hands fall in and shift collier.

6.30am: Coaling ship resumed.

9.45am: HMS “Lancaster” sighted and challenged.

10.10am: HMS “Lancaster” anchored.

11.0am: Received mail from “Lancaster”.

11.10am: Captain left ship.

1.40pm: Captain returned on board.

4.20pm: Gig dispatched to “Lancaster” with warrants.

5.0pm: Finished coaling for this day. Darkened ship.

7.30pm: Seaman McCaw discharged.

7.45pm: Warrants No 76 and 77 read and prisoners transferred to Lancaster.

10.0pm: Anchor bearings checked.


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26 April 1917

From Sea, at Orange Bay

Lat -55.51, Long -68.05

2.0am: Anchor bearings frequently verified.

6.35am: HMS “Lancaster” weighed and proceeded.

Noon: Resumed coaling ship.

4.0pm: Finished coaling.

4.30pm: Collier cast off and proceeded to anchorage.

5.0pm: Darkened ship.

10.0pm: Gig left with mail to SS “Cape Finisterre” and returned and hoisted at 10.50.

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 2993 + Received 917 = 3910 tons]


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27 April 1917

From Orange Bay, at Sea

Lat -55.37, Long -67.33

6.20am: Commenced to weigh anchor. 6.30am: Anchor up and secured and turned ship. 6.36am: Proceeded on course N46E, 68 Revs. 6.42am: Altered course S72E.

7.0am: Altered course S17E. WT doors inspected.

7.30am: HMS “Lancaster” passed North.

8.0am: False Cape Horn abeam distant 4.5 miles, altered course S9W.

8.45am: HMS “Otranto” passed North.

8.51am: SW point of Hermite Island abeam distant 4.75 miles, altered course S49E.

9.11am: Cape Spencer abeam distant 10 miles.

10.30am: Altered course S55E.

0.12am: Altered course S14E.

pm: Courses and revs as requisite for patrol.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 63 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: of Position in 56 23.5 S, 67 16.5 W, S42E, 2.5 miles]

[Squally wind westerly, then south westerly, then north westerly, force 7 to 8 from noon onwards, very rough sea. Rain for most of day, noon temperature 40F, sea temperature 47F]


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28 April 1917

From Orange Bay, at Sea

Lat -56.42, Long -67.27

1.0am: Courses N24W and S11E and revs as requisite for patrol.

6.10am: Sighted Cape Horn bearing N30W distant 22 miles.

pm: Courses and revs as requisite for patrol.

4.20pm: Darkened ship.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 191 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: of Cape Horn N1.5W, 25.5 miles]

[Squally westerly or north westerly wind force 6 to 8 all day, sea state very rough or high, weather overcast]


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29 April 1917

From Orange Bay, at Sea

Lat -56.40, Long -67.29

1.0am: Courses and revolutions as requisite for patrol.

6.10am: Sighted land ahead.

6.50am: Cape Horn bearing N16W (magnetic) distant 13.5 miles.

2.54pm: Sighted “Otranto”, challenged and replied.

pm: Courses and revolutions as requisite.

10.0pm: WT doors inspected and reported correct. Guns crews exercised.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 192 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Horn S1E, 26 miles]

[Squally north westerly wind force 6 to 9 in am, with sea high or very high, wind force 5 or 6 in pm with rough or very rough sea. Rain for most of day]


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30 April 1917

From Sea, at Orange Bay

Lat -55.51, Long -68.05 [estimated]

1.0am: Courses and revolutions as requisite.

6.0am: Sighted HMS “Otranto”. Challenged and reply received. 6.5am: Altered course N70W, 68 Revolutions.

6.45am: Altered course N52W.

7.40am: Cape Horn abeam distant 18 miles.

9.6am: Altered course N22W.

9.24am: Altered course N11W. 9.30am: West Cape Hermite Island abeam distant 2.25 miles.

10.5am: Altered course N3W.

10.42am: Altered course N45W. 11.0am: Patent Log housed. 11.5am: Low Island abeam distant 1 mile. Courses and speed as requisite.

11.25am: Arrived at Orange Bay and cast anchor in 14 fathoms veered to 120 fathoms cable Starboard Bower.

[Anchored Orange Bay] [Anchor Bearing (magnetic) South end of Burnt Island S84E, 7 Cables]

1.0pm: Officers left for shore.

4.0pm: Officers returned from shore. Hands fall in, motor boat hoisted and prepare to secure collier.

5.0pm: Collier “Cape Finisterre” secured alongside.

5.20pm: Darkened ship.

8.0pm: Guns loaded and guns crews as per orders.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 211 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 3670 tons]


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LOGS FOR MAY 1917


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for May 1917]

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

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 May 1917

From Sea, at Orange Bay

Lat -55.51, Long -68.05

2.0am: Anchor bearings frequently verified.

6.0am: Bunkering party left for SS “Flixton”.

6.35am: Commenced coaling ship.

11.50am: Bunkering party from “Flixton” returned.

0.30pm: Bunkering party for “Flixton” left.

1.55pm: Finished coaling at forward gangway and commenced bunkering collier.

4.0pm: Finished coaling, bunkering parties recalled.

4.30pm: All boats hoisted.

5.10pm: Collier cast off and proceeded to anchorage.

8.0pm: All guns loaded and guns crews as per orders.

10.30pm: Anchor bearings frequently verified.

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 3652 + Received 294 = 3946 tons]


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2 May 1917

From Orange Bay, at Sea

Lat -56.30, Long -67.40

6.35am: Commenced to weigh. 6.50am: Aweigh. 6.55am: Proceeded at 68 Revs. Courses as requisite.

7.10am: Log streamed. 7.22am: Low Island abeam distant 1.25 miles, set course S46E.

7.42am: Altered course S6E.

8.33am: False Cape Horn abeam distant 4 miles.

9.25am: Altered course S51E.

10.58am: Cape Horn abeam distant 15.5 miles.

11.25am: Sighted [HMS] “Otranto”.

11.57am: Altered course S27E. Reduced to 52 Revs.

1.30pm: Revs as requisite to assist steering.

2.0pm: Altered course S12E. Revs 51.

pm: Courses and revolutions as requisite for patrol.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 57.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Horn N12E, 20 miles]


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3 May 1917

From Orange Bay, at Sea

Lat -56.39, Long -67.27

1.30am: Courses and revs as requisite for Patrol.

6.50am: Altered course S88E, Revs 42 whilst securing guns.

7.20am: Guns secured, altered course N40E and resumed 68 Revs. Cape Horn sighted bearing N35W (magnetic).

8.22am: Cape Horn bearing N46W (magnetic) distant 12 miles, turned to S15W and reduced to 54 Revs.

pm: Courses and revolutions as requisite for Patrol.

11.10pm: Guns crews exercised.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 189 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Horn N 0 30 W, 25 miles]

[Wind variable in direction during day - from westerly to northerly, force 7 or 8 for most of day, sea state high in am, very rough in pm. Rain or hail in am, overcast in pm]


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4 May 1917

From Orange Bay, at Sea

Lat -56.42, Long -67.27

am: Courses and revolutions as requisite for Patrol.

6.50am: Sighted land ahead.

7.40am: Cape Horn bearing N20W (True) distant 11.5 miles.

pm: Courses and revolutions as requisite.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 183 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Horn N 0 30 W, 26 miles]

[Squally north westerly wind force 7 to 8-9 all day, sea state very rough in am, high in pm. Rain or hail throughout, noon temperature 38F, sea temperature 44F]


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5 May 1917

From Orange Bay, at Sea

Lat -56.41, Long -67.28

am: Courses and revs as requisite for patrol.

6.20am: Cape Horn Sighted bearing N42.5W (True) distant 7.75 miles, turned ship to S18W.

8.0am: Altered course S2E and reduced to 54 Revs.

0.5pm: “Otranto” sighted and challenged. 0.10pm: Turned to N28W.

1.20pm: Altered course N54E.

1.25pm: Cape Horn bearing N14.5E (True) distant 17 miles, altered course N54E. 1.45pm: Altered course East.

2.0pm: Resumed patrol, courses and revs as requisite. WT doors inspected and navigation lights tested.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 180 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: of Cape Horn N 0 30 E, 26 miles]

[North westerly wind force 8 to 9 in am, with sea high or very high. Wind and sea reducing dramatically from 1pm onwards]


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6 May 1917

At Orange Bay

Lat -55.51, Long -68.05 [estimated]

2.0am: Courses and revolution as requisite for Patrol.

6.0am: Altered course N80W and revolutions to 68.

7.3am: Chanticleer Island abeam distant 17.75 miles.

7.24am: Altered course N54W.

8.27am: West Cape Hermite Island abeam distant 3.25 miles, altered course N1W.

9.16am: False Cape Horn abeam distant 1.75 miles, altered course N15W.

10.0am: Courses as requisite approaching anchorage.

10.19am: Revs as requisite. WT doors closed.

10.25am: Arrived and anchored in 14 fathoms veered to 9 shackles on Port Bower.

[Anchored Orange Bay] [Anchor Bearing (magnetic) [no place specified] S83.5E, Distant 7 cables]

11.20am: Collier “Cape Finisterre” arrived alongside.

1.45pm: Motor boat left for shore with officers.

4.0pm: Motor boat returned with officers.

4.30pm: Darkened ship.

8.10pm: Guns cleared away for the night.

11.0pm: Anchor bearings frequently verified.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 210 miles]


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7 May 1917

At Orange Bay

Lat -55.51, Long -68.05

6.15am: Hands fall in and commence coaling.

10.0am: Motor launch and gig left for shore with Captain and officers.

1.0pm: Anchor bearings checked.

3.45pm: Finished coaling.

6.0pm: Veered to 10 Shackles on cable.

7.55pm: Guns loaded, lookouts placed.

8.5pm: Motor launch left for SS “Flixton” and returned at 8.30.

10.55pm: Motor launch left for “Flixton” and returned at 11.15.

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 3644 + Received 321 = 3965 tons]


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8 May 1917

From Orange Bay, at Sea

Lat -56.23, Long -67.53

1.30am: Anchor bearings checked.

6.30am: Hands fall in and cast off collier.

6.45am: Collier left. 6.50am: Commenced to weigh.

7.5am: Anchor aweigh and turned ship. 7.10am: Proceeded at 68 Revs, courses as requisite.

7.34am: Low Island abeam distant 1 mile, set course S50E. 7.50am: Altered course S18E.

8.36am: False Cape Horn abeam distant 4.5 miles, altered course S9W.

9.20am: SW Point of Hermite Island abeam distant 5.75 miles, altered course S52E.

11.17am: Cape Horn abeam distant 17 miles, altered course S68E.

11.52am: Sighted “Otranto” bearing SE.

0.15pm: Altered course S39E.

1.54pm: Altered course S15E. Reduced to 53 Revs.

pm: Courses and revolutions as requisite for Patrol.

4.15pm: Evening quarters. 4.20pm: Darkened ship.

[True Bearing and Distance: Position in 56 35 S, 67 16.5 W: 36 miles South of Cape Horn, S23E, 22 miles]


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9 May 1917

From Orange Bay, at Sea

Lat -56.40, Long -67.25

1.30am: Courses and revolutions as requisite.

8.20am: Sighted land.

8.30am: Cape Horn bearing N35E (True) distant 11.5 miles. 8.35am: Turned to S39E.

9.25am to 9.45am: General quarters.

9.52am: Altered course to S17E and reduced to 50 Revs.

pm: Courses and revolutions as requisite for Patrol.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 218 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Horn N2W, 25 miles]


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10 May 1917

From Orange Bay, at Sea and Orange Bay

Lat -55.97, Long -67.83

1.30am: Courses and revs as requisite.

6.24am: Altered course N40W. 6.30am: Cape Horn bearing N24.5W (True) distant 11 miles.

6.45am: Altered course S3W.

8.0am: Altered course N77W. Decreased to 33 Revs.

8.40am: Resumed 68 Revs.

10.52am: NW end of Hall Island abeam distant 13.5 miles. 10.56am: Altered course N80W.

1.17pm: West Cape (Hermite Island) abeam distant 2.5 miles.

2.40pm: Housed log, courses as requisite. 2.55pm: Reduced speed as requisite.

3.10pm: Anchored in Orange Bay with 10 shackles on Port and 3 on Starboard Bowers in 12 fathoms water.

[Anchored Orange Bay] [Anchor Bearing (magnetic) [no place specified] N89E, Distant 6 cables]

8.0pm: Guns cleared away and lookouts posted.

11.0pm: Anchor watch dismissed.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 189 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position in 55 54 S, 68 00 W, N55.5W, 7 miles]

[Wind mostly squally south westerly, force 8 to 10 from 8am to 8pm, sea state very high through middle of day]


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11 May 1917

From Orange Bay, at Sea and Orange Bay

Lat -55.51, Long -68.05 [estimated]

7.0am: Coaling party left to bunker “Flixton”.

7.10am: Weighed Starboard anchor.

9.40am: Collier “Cape Finisterre” secured alongside.

10.40am: “Otranto” weighed and left harbour.

0.10pm: Bunkering party returned for dinner.

0.45pm: Bunkering party left for collier.

1.15pm: Officers party left for shore.

1.40pm: “Otranto” anchored.

4.15pm: Bunkering party returned. No 6 Boat hoisted.

11.0pm: Anchor bearings verified frequently.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 32 miles]


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12 May 1917

At Orange Bay

Lat -55.51, Long -68.05

6.15am: Coaling party fall in.

6.45am: Commenced coaling with one gang.

8.0am and Noon: Coaling watch relieved.

2.5pm: Motor launch left for shore.

3.35pm: Collier “Flixton” proceeded to sea.

3.55pm: HMS “Otranto” weighed and proceeded.

5.0pm: Completed discharge of collier “Cape Finisterre”.

10.30pm: Anchor bearings verified.

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 3790 + Received 294 = 4084 tons]


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13 May 1917

From Orange Bay, at Sea

Lat -55.35, Long -66.50

6.40am: Collier cast off and proceeded.

7.5am: Hoisted all boats, commenced to weigh. 7.15am: Anchor aweigh and proceeded to turn ship.

7.35am: Proceeded on course N45E, revs 68.

[Departure Draft: Forward 25ft 2in, Aft 25ft 10in]

7.42am: Goose Island abeam distant 6 cables. Log streamed.

8.20am: Altered course N73E. 8.55am: Daedalus Island abeam distant 4 miles.

10.20am: Terhalten Island abeam distant 1.25 miles.

11.0am: Altered course N54E.

3.10pm: Cape Good Success abeam distant 4 miles. 3.28pm: Altered course N27E.

4.20pm: Darkened ship.

5.5pm: Reduced to 55 Revs. 5.13pm: Altered course N7E. New Year Island Light bearing N69E, Log 64.5.

6.11pm: New Year Island Light abeam distant 23 miles, Log 73.7.

8.0pm: Altered course N11W.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 54 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position in 55 00 S, 65 12 W, N65E, 48 miles]


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14 May 1917

From Orange Bay, at Sea

Lat -52.70, Long -66.46

5.0am: Altered course S78W.

3.54pm: Sunset.

4.20pm: Sighted steamer bearing Red 80 degrees, 4.37pm: Altered course S35W. Increasing to 68 Revs.

5.10pm: Guns crews closed up and WT doors closed.

5.20pm: Altered course West, steamer found to be SS “Cape Finisterre”.

5.35pm: Altered course N84W. Sighted Cape Virgins Light bearing N66W Distant 24 miles. 5.45pm: Altered course S86W.

7.44pm: Cape Virgins Light abeam distant 8 miles, altered course S82W.

7.50pm: WT doors reported correct and closed for submarine and night defence.

9.50pm: Cape Possession Light abeam distant 5 miles.

10.23pm: Orange Bank Buoy abeam distant 2.5 miles. 10.29pm: Altered course S52W.

10.56pm: Altered course S29W.

11.10pm: Passed steamer bound East.

11.30pm: Passed steamer bound East.

11.32pm: Direction Hill Light abeam distant 4.75 miles.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 253 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: N 50 30 W, 74 miles, to Position 5 miles South of Dungeness Point]


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15 May 1917

From Orange Bay [and at Punta Arenas]

Lat -53.17, Long -70.90 [estimated]

1.41am: Triton Bank Buoy abeam distant 1.75 miles.

3.7am: Cape St Vincent abeam distant 2.5 miles.

3.57am: Magdalen Bank Buoy abeam distant 1.75 miles, altered course S2E. 4.0am: Guns crews closed up and relieved.

5.18am: Punta Arenas lights abeam.

6.15am: Turned to course N42W. Reduced to 40 Revs.

8.0am: Guns crews fallen out, guns secured. 8.10am: Courses and speed as requisite.

8.20am: Arrived at Sandy Point [Punta Arenas] and cast anchor in 15 fathoms water veered to 10 shackles on Port Bower.

[Anchored Sandy Point Roads] [Anchor Bearing (magnetic): Light House on New Pier N28W, Distant 7.5 cables]

9.30am: Captain of Port boarded.

9.45am: HBM Vice-Consul boarded.

1.30pm: Captain left ship.

2.0pm: Boat routine as requisite.

4.0pm: Hands fall in, hoisted gig and loaded guns.

6.40pm: Motor launch returned and hoisted.

7.15pm: Lighter with stores alongside.

9.25pm: All stores received, lighter cast off.

11.30pm: All officers returned from shore.

11.45pm: Commenced to weigh.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 215 miles]


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16 May 1917

From Punta Arenas, at Sea

Lat -53.08, Long -73.58

[8.0am Position: Magellan Strait. Crooked Reach]

Midnight: Anchor aweigh, proceeded on course S24E, 68 Revs.

2.15am: Altered course S1E.

3.16am: Cape San Isidro Light abeam distant 1 mile.

4.20am: Altered course S89W.

6.30am: Altered course N67W. Small steamer Sighted bound East. Guns crews closed up.

7.17am: Rupert Island abeam distant 0.75 miles.

7.50am: Altered course as requisite through Crooked Reach.

8.14am: El Morion Light abeam. 8.21am: Set Course N77W.

8.29am: Beware Island abeam, Log streamed reset.

8.50am: Passed small sail bound West.

10.43am: Cape Cooper Key Light abeam distant 1 mile.

11.17am: Altered course N73W.

Noon: Sentinel Island Light abeam distant 1 mile.

1.25pm: Felix Point Light House abeam distant 2.5 miles, altered course N79W.

3.25pm: Navigation lights tested. Engine Room WT doors opened and guns crews fallen out.

3.27pm: Cape Pillar abeam distant 2.5 miles.

5.31pm: Evangelistas Light abeam distant 5.25 miles, Log 71, altered course N41W.

Midnight: Guns crews closed up and relieved.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 152 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position 2.75 miles off Felix Point Light House N63W, 19 miles]


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17 May 1917

From Punta Arenas, at Sea

Lat -49.18, Long -76.22

1.54am: Altered course N25W, Log 167.

11.45am: Wind shifted to WxS and moderating. Sea much confused.

0.15pm: Altered course N12W.

4.25pm: Darkened ship.

5.10pm: Altered course N9W.

11.30pm: Sighted loom of Cape Raper Light bearing N11W (magnetic).

[Course and Distance made good: Various 268 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position in 47 00 S, 75 46 W, N8E, 131 miles]

[North westerly then south westerly wind force 6 or 7 in am, with sea rough or very rough from 8am to noon, wind and sea reducing in pm. Rain in am, overcast in pm, noon temperature 47F, sea temperature 50F]


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18 May 1917

From Punta Arenas, at San Quentin Sound

Lat -46.99, Long -74.40

3.0am: Cape Raper Light abeam distant 20 miles, altered course N72E.

4.23am: Cape Raper Light abeam distant 12.5 miles.

7.50am: Courses as requisite for approaching entrance to Port Otway, engines as required. WT doors closed.

8.5am: Scrutiny of Port Otway completed and turned ship. 8.10am: Proceeded on course S88E at 68 Revs.

10.0am: Altered course S84E.

10.57am: Tennis Rock (Purcell Islands) abeam distant 1 mile, altered course N58E.

11.0am: Solitary Island abeam distant 2.5 miles.

11.20am: Altered course N1E.

11.55am: Arbolada Island abeam distant 8 Cables. Courses and speed as requisite.

0.29pm: Arrived and cast anchor in 15 fathoms water veered to 9 shackles on Starboard Bower.

[Anchored San Quentin Sound] [Anchor Bearing (magnetic): Esmeraldas Island S40W, Distant 2 miles 3 cables]

4.40pm: Darkened ship.

8.0pm: Guns crews closed up.

11.30pm: Ship Swung to flood tide.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 229 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Anchorage San Quentin Sound N70W (True), 5.25 miles]

[North westerly then north easterly wind force 7 or 8 in am, rain in late am, wind calm in pm]


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19 May 1917

From Punta Arenas [at San Quentin Sound]

Lat -46.82, Long -74.34 [estimated]

2.0am: Anchor bearings checked.

4.0am: Guns crews closed up and relieved.

7.50am: Sighted collier “Flixton” entering sound.

9.17am: “Otranto” anchored.

9.30am: Collier anchored.

9.45am: Captain of “Otranto” boarded and left at 11am.

11.5am: Motor launch left with mail for Otranto.

11.10am: Alarm bells tested.

2.50pm: Commenced to weigh. 3.0pm: Anchor aweigh, proceeded at 68 Revs, course East. 3.10pm: Altered course S82E.

3.28pm: Arbolada Island abeam distant 5 cables. 3.35pm: Altered course S53E.

3.55pm: Courses and speeds as requisite.

4.0pm: Stopped and cast anchor in 30 fathoms veered to 11 Shackles on Port Bower.

4.45pm: “Otranto” passed to seaward.

5.15pm: “Flixton” anchored.

8.0pm: Lookouts stationed.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 5.25 miles]


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20 May 1917

From Punta Arenas, at San Estevan Gulf [Golfo San Estéban]

Lat -46.92, Long -74.39 [rough estimate]

7.0am: No 2 Sea boat lowered.

7.30am: Collier arrived alongside.

8.0am: Collier Secured.

9.0am: Commenced coaling.

4.50pm: Darkened ship.

5.15pm: Finished coaling.

6.30pm: Collier cast off and left.

8.0pm: Guns loaded, lookouts placed.

Midnight: Anchor bearings verified. Signal books correct.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 11 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 3634 + Received 422 = 4056 tons]


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21 May 1917

From San Quentin Sound, at Sea

Lat -47.00, Long -74.72

4.30am: Motor launch lowered.

5.25am: Motor boat left with officers to search Aldunate Inlet [Fiordo Aldunate].

6.35am: Commenced to weigh. 6.45am: Anchor aweigh and proceeded to San Quentin Sound, Courses and revolutions as requisite.

8.0am: Cast anchor in 10 fathoms water veered to 5 Shackles on Port Bower.

[Anchored San Quentin Sound]

8.40am: Officers returned from search of Aldunate Inlet.

10.0am: Weighed anchor and proceeded at 68Rev, Course S80E. Log streamed.

10.26am: Zenteno Point abeam distant 1.25 miles. 10.33am: Altered course S8W. 10.56am: Altered course S44W.

0.55pm: Fog lifted, altered course N55W.

2.57pm: Waller Island abeam distant 1 mile, altered course N46W.

3.0pm: WT doors inspected. Patent log housed.

3.14pm: Altered course Various, revolutions 54.

3.20pm: Revs 46 entering Hoppner Sound. 3.30pm: Guns crews closed up.

3.50pm: Turned ship to return out of Sound.

4.16pm: Set course S43E.

5.12pm: Diego Point abeam distant 6 miles, altered course S21W.

6.35pm: Altered course N74W.

8.15pm: Cape Raper Light abeam distant 9.5 miles, Log 45.4, altered course N18W.

9.3pm: Cape Raper Light abeam distant 7.5 miles, Log 56.6.

10.55pm: Altered course N2E, Log 73.5.

Midnight: Guns crews closed up.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 29 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To position 24.5 miles South of Cape Raper Light House S 68 30 W, 40 miles]

[Mist and fog in am, clear in pm]


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22 May 1917

From Gulf of Peñas, at Vallenar Road

Lat -45.29, Long -74.53 [rough estimate]

4.0am: Bow lights exhibited.

5.15am: Altered course S53E, Log 142.

6.15am: Observed land bearing SE.

6.50am: Analao Island sighted bearing N87E (magnetic) distant 8 miles.

7.10am: Altered course N65E.

7.37am: Analao Island abeam distant 3.75 miles. WT doors inspected.

7.50am: Patent log housed. Courses altered as requisite.

7.55am: Sighted collier “Flixton” at anchorage.

8.30am: Arrived and cast anchor in 10 fathoms veered to 9 Shackles on Starboard Bower.

[Anchored Vallenar Roads]

9.45am: Collier secured alongside, party commenced transferring coal to her bunkers and HMS “Avoca’s” stores to “Orbita”.

Noon: Suspended bunkering and receiving stores.

0.35pm: Resumed bunkering collier and receiving stores.

5.0pm: Finished bunkering collier and receiving stores for this day. Darkened ship.

6.45pm: Re-secured collier.

7.10pm: Hove to, to 6 Shackles on Starboard bower and dropped port bower veering to 3 shackles on same and 9 on Starboard.

7.30pm: One Stoker placed under sentry’s charge.

8.0pm: Guns loaded and anchor watch set.

9.30pm: Collier slipped her starboard bower.

10.15pm: Wind decreased to force 3.

11.45pm: Weighed port anchor. Soundings taken half hourly.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 211 miles]


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23 May 1917

From Gulf of Peñas, at Vallenar Road

Lat -45.29, Long -74.53

2.0am: Soundings taken half hourly.

6.30am: Hands fall in and resume bunkering collier and receiving stores for HMS “Avoca”.

9.0am: Hove short. Engines as requisite.

10.15am: Cast off collier and same proceeded to recover starboard anchor.

10.30am: Starboard anchor found to be missing, cable having parted at connecting link.

10.35am: Anchored in 14.5 fathoms veered to 6 shackles on starboard bower.

0.20pm: Bunkering party returned from collier.

0.55pm: Hands fall in and prepare spare anchor for shackling on to Starboard Cable.

1.15pm: Party left for collier,

4.45pm: Working party returned from collier. All boats and ladders hoisted.

8.0pm: Guns loaded and lookouts placed.

11.0pm: Anchor bearings frequently verified.


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24 May 1917

From Gulf of Peñas, at Vallenar Roads

Lat -45.29, Long -74.53

9.30am: “Flixton” secured alongside, resumed taking “Avoca’s” Stores.

11.0am: Officers left for shore in Motor launch and gig.

1.0pm: Red watch fall in and employed taking in securing Starboard Bower Anchor, remainder of hands scrub decks.

3.15pm: Officers return from shore, boats hoisted.

5.0pm: Darkened ship.

6.0pm: “Flixton” cast off and left.

6.10pm: Commenced to weigh. 6.30pm: Anchor aweigh and turned ship.

6.40pm: Course S15E, 68 Revs. 6.52pm: Patent log streamed. 7.0pm: Altered course N81W and reduced to 40 Revs.

Midnight: Guns crews closed up and relieved.


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25 May 1917

From Vallenar Road, at Sea

Lat -44.23, Long -75.32

2.9am: Altered course N18W.

6.30am: Guns crews closed up. 6.50am: Sea boats crew mustered.

9.21am: Altered course S89E. 9.26am: Increased to 44 Revs. General quarters. Courses various as required.

10.5am: Set course S89E, 40 Revs.

10.10am to 11.50am: Revs as requisite to communicate with collier.

11.50am: Set course S67W, 68 Revs.

1.0pm: Altered course N18W, 44 Revs.

3.0pm: Altered course S19E.

4.20pm: Hands to physical drill.

4.50pm: Altered course N76E.

5.50pm: Altered course N18W.

11.10pm: Navigation lights exhibited.

11.50pm: Altered course N2W.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 110 miles]

[Weather fine and quiet, south westerly swell, noon temperature 53F, sea temperature 55F]


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26 May 1917

From Vallenar Roads, at Sea

Lat -42.25, Long -74.83

0.15am: Altered course N4W. 0.25am: Huafo Island Light abeam distant 16.75 miles.

6.50am: Guns crews closed up. 6.55am: Sea boats crew mustered.

8.45am: Courses and revolutions as requisite for communicating with collier. Hands employed cleaning ship.

11.15am: Log housed.

Noon: Log streamed, set course N2W, 44 Revs.

1.45pm: Set course N25W, 44 Revs.

2.38pm: Altered course S70W to close collier.

3.15pm: Altered course N2E.

4.8pm: Metalqui Heights abeam distant 36.5 miles.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 175 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position in 40 00 S, 73 57 W, N 16 30 E, 141 miles]


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27 May 1917

From Vallenar Roads, at Sea and Corral

Lat -39.88, Long -73.62

4.25am: Galera Point Light sighted bearing N29E.

6.45am: Sighted HMS “Otranto”, challenged and reply exchanged, altered course N50E.

7.0am: WT doors inspected and reported correct, collier “Flixton” sighted bearing SxW0.5W.

8.0am: WT doors closed as for submarine and night defence. Patent log housed. Engines stopped and worked occasionally as requisite to keep ship in position for receiving mails and stores and communicating with “Otranto” and “Flixton”.

10.15am: “Flixton” proceeded.

11.0am: All boats hoisted and proceeded towards Corral at 63 Revs, course N43E.

11.17am: Galera Head Light House abeam distant 6.5 miles.

0.30pm: Courses as requisite. 0.50pm: Reduced speed, WT doors closed. Morro Gonzalo abeam distant 17 cables.

1.0pm: Cast anchor in 7.5 fathoms water veered to 8 Shackles on Port Bower.

[Anchor Bearing (magnetic): Niebla Bluff Light House S77.5E, Distant 8 Cables]

1.20pm: Captain of Port boarded and left at 1.45.

3.0pm: Captain left ship.

4.30pm: Commenced to weigh. 4.45pm: Anchor aweigh and turned ship. 4.50pm: Proceeded at 68 Revs course N52W, log streamed.

5.3pm: Morro Gonzalo abeam distant 1.5 miles, altered course N25W.

5.48pm: Bonifacio Head abeam distant 3.5 miles, Log 9.6.

9.50pm: Observed steamers lights bearing N79W steering South.

10.5pm: Altered course to intercept steamer increasing to Full speed.

10.37pm: Resumed course N25W and 68 Revs.

11.26pm: Sighted Mocha Island Light (Anegadiza Point) bearing N29W. 11.44pm: Altered course N14W.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 181 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position 2.25 miles North of Gonzalo Head N58E, 7.5 miles]


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28 May 1917

From Corral, at Sea

Lat -36.40, Long -73.45

1.32am: Anegadiza Point Light, Mocha Island abeam distant 5 miles, altered course N22W.

3.55am: Altered course N20E. 4.0am: Guns crews closed up and relieved.

4.25am: Altered course N40W.

5.10am: Tucapel Point Light abeam distant 9.5 miles.

6.0am: Altered course N3E.

6.20am: Sea boats crew mustered. 6.30am: Guns crews closed up.

8.25am: One stoker placed under arrest.

9.10am: Santa Maria Island Light House abeam distant 10 miles.

10.12am: Entered dense fog, extra lookouts placed. WT doors closed.

11.48am: Reduced to 60 revs.

4.48pm: Increased to 68 Revs.

5.0pm: Hands paid casual money. Reduced to 60 Revs.

8.0pm: Altered course N11E.

8.15pm: Fog lifted, proceeded at 68 Revs, WT doors opened.

[Course and Distance made good: To Corral 10 miles and from Various 230 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position 5 miles West of Curaumilla Point Light House N22E, 213.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Foggy from 9am to 4pm, noon air and sea temperature 54F]


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29 May 1917

From Corral, at Valparaiso

Lat -33.13, Long -71.85

0.53am: Closed ER WT doors and switched on navigation lights as requisite during watch.

4.0pm: Guns crews closed up and relieved.

5.30am: Sounding taken half hourly.

8.0am: Lost overboard, one Sinker and tube sheath and 130 fathoms Sounding wire.

9.10am: Fog beginning to lift.

10.15am: Sighted steamer with schooner alongside and proceeded towards same, Course S3W, 54 Revs.

10.25am: Closed up guns crews.

10.55am: Stopped and lowered sea boat and dispatch same to SS “Iquitos” of Callao.

11.20am: Sea boat returned and hoisted, set course N38E and proceeded towards Valparaiso, 68 Revs.

0.15pm: Curaumilla Point Light House abeam distant 1.5 miles.

0.50pm: Courses and speeds as requisite.

1.50pm: Anchored in 42 fathoms veered to 11 Shackles on Port Bower.

[Anchored Valparaiso]

2.0pm: Port officials boarded ship.

2.40pm: Liberty men left for shore. Commenced receiving fresh water and stores.

4.15pm: Guns loaded.

7.0pm: Liberty men returned, Seaman McKinnon put under sentries charge.

10.0pm: Receiving fresh water throughout.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 235 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Valparaiso 12.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Mist or fog all day]


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30 May 1917

From Valparaiso, at Sea

Lat -33.02, Long -71.62 [rough estimate]

2.0am: Receiving fresh water throughout.

9.10am: Motor launch left with mails for shore.

9.50am: JW Thompson (Lieutenant Temporary) RNR and two ratings transferred to hospital.

am: Hands employed receiving stores. Receiving fresh water. Boat routine as requisite.

[Engineer Lieutenant Francis B Drake returned on board from shore in uniform, at 1.35pm, drunk and incapable of performing his duty. [signed] FB Drake]

1.0pm: Motor launch left for shore.

1.45pm: Motor launch returned with Captain and officers.

2.0pm: Anchor weighed and proceeded. 2.15pm: Set course S38W and increasing to full speed.

2.46pm: Curaumilla Light House abeam distant 1.5 miles. 2.53pm: Altered course S3W, Log 8.9.

5.8pm: Sunset. Darkened ship.

9.0pm: Sighted steamer bearing S11E (compass) bound South.

10.0pm to 10.25pm: Passing through fog bank, WT doors closed, navigation lights exhibited.

[True Bearing and Distance [should be Course and Distance made good]: Various 12.5 miles]


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31 May 1917

From Valparaiso, at Coronel and Arauco Bay

Lat -37.02, Long -73.18 [estimated]

1.48am: Cape Carranza Light abeam distant 8.7 miles, Log 59.4.

6.19am: Quiriquina Island Light abeam distant 11 miles, Log 24.

7.0am: Altered course S77E. WT doors reported correct.

8.47am: Reduced to 42 Revs. Courses as requisite.

8.58am: Cast anchor in 9 fathoms veered to 7 Shackles Port Bower.

[Anchored Coronel] [Anchor Bearing: Light House on Pier N39E (magnetic) distant 4.75 Cables]

[Draft of Water: Forward 25ft 6in, Aft 26ft 4in]

9.25am: HBM Consul boarded.

10.5am: Captain of Port boarded.

10.58am: Commenced to weigh. 11.15am: Anchor aweigh and proceeded, courses and speeds as requisite to position by “Australian Transport”.

11.30am: Anchored. 11.45am: Weighed and shifted berth. Noon: Cast anchor in 9.75 fathoms veered to 5 Shackles Port Bower.

[Anchor Bearing (Magnetic): Puchoco Point Light House S61E, Distant 7 cables]

1.35pm: Lighter with towing wires despatched to SS “Australian Transport”.

2.0pm: Engines used as requisite to twist stern towards steamer on shore.

2.50pm: Hawser connected and commenced to heave in.

3.35pm: Steamer floated off and fouled towing hawser with propeller and anchored. Chilian tug “Ortiz” arrived.

4.15pm: Tripped anchor and closed “Australian Transport”.

4.25pm: Anchored and hove “Australian Transport” alongside and secured her for towing to Coronel.

5.20pm: Weighed anchor and proceeded towards Coronel. Courses and speeds as requisite, hands employed tending ropes.

6.45pm: Arrived and anchored in 10 fathoms veered to 9 Shackles on Port Bower. “Australian Transport” remaining lashed alongside.

[Anchored Coronel]

7.0pm: Darkened ship.

9.45pm: Hands employed securing SS “Australian-Transport” and preparing Starboard Anchor.

11.15pm: Completed securing of “Australian Transport”.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 264 miles]


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LOGS FOR JUNE 1917


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for June 1917]

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

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 June 1917

From Valparaiso, at Coronel

Lat -37.04, Long -73.16 [estimated]

9.10am: Chilian tug “Ortiz” [mentioned in an article about another ship here] returned anchor and cable to SS “Australian Transport” and diver commenced clearing wire off propeller at 9.50am.

10.26am: Cast off from “Australian Transport” and shifted berth engines and helm as requisite.

10.55am: Anchored in 9.5 fathoms veered to 8 Shackles on Port Bower.

0.30pm: Starboard Sea boat lowered.

1.15pm: Witnesses for Naval Court arrived on board.

2.35pm: Naval Court assembled.

6.40pm: Sea boat hoisted.

6.45pm: Naval Court rose.

7.5pm: Hoisted all boats and commenced to weigh.

7.20pm: Anchor aweigh and proceeded, courses as requisite.

7.34pm: Puchoco Point Light abeam distant 1.5 miles, set course N59W, Revs 45. Log streamed.

8.12pm: Navigation lights switched off.

9.19pm: Santa Maria Island Light abeam distant 10 miles.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 4 miles]


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2 June 1917

From Valparaiso, at Sea and Coronel

Lat -37.04, Long -73.16 [estimated]

2.0am: Altered course S52E.

4.0am: Guns crews closed up and relieved.

7.10am: Santa Maria Island Light House abeam distant 9.7 miles, Log 89.1.

8.29am: Puchoco Point Light House abeam distant 1.5 miles, altered course East 68 Revs. 8.35am: Courses and speed as requisite.

8.40am: Cast anchor in 10 fathoms veered to 6 Shackles on Port Bower.

[Anchored Coronel] [Anchor Bearing (Magnetic): Clock Tower N41E Distant 4.5 Cables]

9.5am: Consul boarded. 9.20am: Captain of Port boarded.

am: Hands employed on Saturday routine. Boat routine as requisite.

1.30pm: Petty Officers and men on liberty left for shore.

3.20pm: Sighted steamer entering harbour.

5.0pm: Darkened ship.

6.10pm: All liberty men on board and all boats hoisted.

6.40pm: Anchor aweigh. 6.45pm: Anchor secured and proceeded at 68 Revs, course S49W.

6.54pm: Puchoco Point Light abeam distant 1.25 miles.

8.30pm: Lavapie Point Light abeam distant 1 mile.

9.55pm: Altered course S5E.

Midnight: Guns crews closed up and relieved.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 100 miles]


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3 June 1917

From Coronel, at Sea

Lat -39.76, Long -73.85

2.5am: Sighted Anegadiza Point Light (Mocha Island) bearing S43.5E (magnetic) distant 20 miles.

3.39am: Morro de las Torrecillas Light (Mocha Island) abeam distant 10.5 miles, altered course S10E, Log 104.2.

10.30am: Divine Service.

2.30pm: Navigation lights tested.

5.0pm: Darkened Ship and posted gun lookouts.

11.0pm: Navigation lights extinguished.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 207 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position in 40 56 S, 74 12.5 W, S13W 73.5 miles]

[Misty from 11am onwards, noon temperature 52F, sea temperature 56F]


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4 June 1917

From Coronel, at Sea

Lat -44.23, Long -75.27

1.55pm: Sighted Huamblin Island on Port Bow.

3.23pm: South Point (Huamblin Island) abeam distant 5.75 miles.

4.20pm: Hands employed covering boats. Warrant No 79 Read.

11.6pm: Cape Raper Light on four point bearing, Log 35.2.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 277 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position in 44 48 S, 75 16 W, South 35 miles]


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5 June 1917

From Coronel, at Sea and San Quentin Sound

Lat -46.82, Long -74.44 [estimated]

0.17am: Cape Raper Light abeam distant 15 miles, altered course S43E.

3.18am: Sighted white fixed light ahead HMS “Otranto”.

3.30am: Challenged “Otranto” and received reply.

6.58am: Finfa Island abeam distant 2 miles.

8.0am: Altered course N17W.

8.14am: Cochrane Point abeam distant 1.5 miles, altered course N83W.

8.25am: Arbolada Island abeam distant 0.5 miles. Courses and speeds as requisite.

8.50am: Cast anchor in 13 fathoms water veered to 8 Shackles on Port Bower.

[Anchor Bearing: Esmeralda Island West (True) Distant 4.25 miles]

9.30am: “Otranto” anchored.

10.15am: Collier secured alongside.

10.55am: Commenced coaling.

11.15am: “Flixton” left.

1.20pm: Working party from “Otranto” commenced transferring “Avoca’s” stores from collier to “Orbita”.

5.5pm: Finished coaling for this day.

8.0pm: Guns loaded and guns crews as per orders.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 246 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 3155 tons]


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6 June 1917

From Coronel, at San Quentin Sound

Lat -46.82, Long -74.44

7.30am: Hands fall in and resume coaling.

8.15am: Working party from “Otranto” resumed transferring stores from collier to “Orbita”.

11.0am: Captain of “Otranto” boarded.

11.50am: Captain of “Otranto” left.

Noon: “Otranto’s” working party completed transfer of stores and returned to “Otranto”.

0.55pm: Collier shifted astern.

5.0pm: Ceased coaling for this day.

8.0pm: Guns loaded and guns crews as per night orders.

pm: Acting Lieutenant TH Houston RNR at 11.50pm was drunk and incapable of performing his duty [illegible signature, presumably Houston].

11.0pm: Anchor bearings frequently verified.


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7 June 1917

From Coronel, at San Quentin Sound.

Lat -46.82, Long -74.44

7.40am: Resumed coaling.

10.20am: Captain left for “Otranto”.

2.0pm: Finished coaling.

2.30pm: Shortened in cable. 2.45am: Anchor aweigh, cast off collier.

3.0pm: Proceeded at 65 Revs course N89E.

3.27pm: Arbolada Island abeam distant 5 cables. 3.36pm: Altered course S18E.

3.53pm: Byron Island abeam distant 2.25 miles, altered course S42W.

5.0pm: Finfa Island (Purcell group) abeam distant 2.25 miles.

8.7pm: Altered course West.

9.38pm: Cape Raper Light abeam distant 14.6 miles.

11.6pm: Cape Raper Light abeam distant 9.9 miles. Log 89.6.

[Fuel Remaining: 3098 + Received 872 = 3970 tons]


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8 June 1917

From San Quentin Sound, at Sea

Lat -44.50, Long -75.43

8.0am: Altered course N7W.

4.40pm: Sunset. 5.0pm: Darken ship.

5.17pm: Position by Observation: Lat 43 38 S, Long 75 23.5 W.

6.0pm: Sighted Huafo Island Light bearing N83E (magnetic) 26 miles off.

7.15pm: Lookouts shifted to forebridge.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 227 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position 10 miles West of Mocha Island N9E, 371 miles]

[North easterly wind force 7 or 8 at 4am and 6am with sea state very rough, mostly northerly force 4 for rest of day with rough sea. Rain or showers at times]


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9 June 1917

From San Quentin Sound, at Sea

Lat -40.30, Long -74.70

7.20am: Daylight. Hands to breakfast.

4.45pm: Sunset. Lookouts placed on Fore-bridge.

9.25pm: Mocha Island Light (Torrecillas) sighted bearing N6E.

10.43pm: Mocha Island Light abeam distant 6.5 miles, Log 20.3.

[Course and Distance made good: N 7 20 E, 254 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position 10 miles WNW off St Maria Island Light House N 12 47 E, 208 miles]

[Squally north westerly wind force 6 to 8 from 4pm with sea state rough to high]


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10 June 1917

From San Quentin Sound, at Sea

Lat -35.88, Long -73.27

4.25am: Santa Maria Island Light sighted bearing N28E (magnetic).

5.31am: Lavapie Point Light bearing S86E (magnetic) distant 11 miles, Log 97.9.

7.10am: Daylight.

10.0am: Divisions. WT doors inspected.

10.30am: Divine Service.

11.7am: Sighted land on Starboard beam.

3.0pm: Patent log found to be foul, hauled in, cleared and restreamed.

5.0pm: Sunset. 5.15pm: Darkened ship.

9.15pm: Sighted steamer bearing N30E.

9.40pm: Increase to 68 Revs. Guns crews closed up.

9.50pm: Steamer proved to be Chilian name unknown, resumed course N10E and 63 Revs.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 275 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position 5 miles West of Curaumilla Point N 24 15 W, 183 miles]

[North westerly wind force 8 until 8am, sea state rough in early am. Wind moderating from noon, though westerly swell. Noon temperature 56F, sea temperature 55F]


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11 June 1917

From San Quentin Sound, at Valparaiso

Lat -33.02, Long -71.62 [estimated]

3.30am: Sighted Curaumilla Point Light bearing N23E (magnetic).

5.54am: Curaumilla Point Light abeam distant 7 miles.

7.40am: Angeles Point Light House abeam 2 miles, courses and speeds as requisite.

8.19am: Cast anchor in 42 fathoms veered to 11 Shackles on Port Bower.

[Anchored Valparaiso]

10.20am: Port officials boarded. 10.30am: HBM Consul boarded.

am: Hands employed cleaning and painting ship outside.

11.10am: Commenced receiving fresh water.

1.30pm: Liberty men left ship.

pm: Watch employed receiving stores. Receiving fresh water throughout.

4.30pm: No 5 and 6 boats hoisted. Watch employed receiving stores.

6.30pm: Liberty men returned.

7.10pm: Suspended receiving of stores for supper.

8.0pm: Resumed receiving stores and finished same at 8.20.

9.0pm: Guns loaded and watch closed up as for Submarine and night defence.

11.40pm: Officers returned from Shore. Receiving fresh water.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 200 miles]


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12 June 1917

From Valparaiso, at Sea

Lat -32.86, Long -71.63

9.50am: Shortened in to 5 Shackles.

10.25am: Weighed anchor, engines and helm used as requisite awaiting tug from shore.

10.55am: Tug arrived and transferred stores for “Avoca”.

10.57am: Proceeded at 60 Revs course N17W.

2.10pm: Sighted sailing vessel in tow bearing N2W. 2.20pm: Altered course N21E to close.

2.45pm: Resumed course.

5.2pm: Sunset. Darkened ship.

5.28pm: Penitente Rock Light abeam distant 5.25 miles.

6.10pm: Sighted steamer’s lights bearing N43E.

7.45pm: Steamers lights sighted bearing N13E.

10.30pm: Steamers lights sighted bearing N12E.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 10 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position in 30 45 S, 71 54 W, N5.5W, 127 miles]

[Rain or showers from noon, sea rough in pm]


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13 June 1917

From Valparaiso, at Tongoy Bay and Coquimbo

Lat -30.25, Long -71.49 [rough estimate]

7.0am: Soundings being taken every 15 minutes.

7.55am: Sighted land on Port Bow.

8.0am: WT doors inspected and found correct. SS “Frisia” [Fresia] of Valparaiso passed north. 8.5am: Altered course Various round land.

8.50am: Lengua de Vaca Light House sighted bearing N38E, increased to 74 Revs.

9.20am: Lengua de Vaca Light House bearing S87E distant 2 miles.

9.45am: Sighted HMS “Avoca”.

10.0am: Cast anchor in 12 fathoms veered to 10 Shackles on Port Bower.

[Anchored Tongoi Bay]

Noon: Captain of “Avoca” boarded.

pm: Hands employed transferring stores between “Avoca” and “Orbita”.

4.15pm: All boats hoisted.

4.30pm: Captain of “Avoca” left.

4.45pm: Weighed anchor and proceeded course N10E 76 Revs.

5.32pm: Huanaquero Point abeam distant 4.75 miles.

6.43pm: Tortuga Point Light abeam distant 3 miles.

7.35pm: Cast anchor in 10 fathoms veered to 6 Shackles on Port Bower.

[Anchored Coquimbo]

7.40pm: Port Officials boarded.

8.10pm: Gig left for shore with Signal Officer and returned at 9.0pm.

10.45pm: Small steamer arrived and anchored in bay.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 198 miles]


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14 June 1917

From Tongoy Bay, at Sea

Lat -29.94, Long -71.32 [estimated]

2.0am: Modified Submarine and night defence stations kept.

8.45am: Motor launch lowered.

9.30am: Officer of Guard from “Presidente Errazuriz” paid official visit.

9.55am: OOG from “Orbita” returned visit.

1.30am: Liberty men left for shore.

pm: Boat routine as requisite.

4.0pm: Hands fall in, communications tested, guns loaded and Starboard bower anchor housed.

5.40pm: Liberty men returned.

6.0pm: Officers returned.

6.30pm: Hove short.

7.20pm: Weighed anchor and turned ship. 7.30pm: Proceeded at 65 Revs course as requisite. 7.45pm: Set course N54W. WT doors opened.

9.40pm: Pajaros Islets Light abeam distant 5.25 miles Log 23.5. Altered course N29W.

10.55pm: Chañaral Island Light sighted bearing N2E.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 31 miles]


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15 June 1917

From Coquimbo, at Sea

Lat -26.97, Long -72.63

0.40am: Chañaral Island Light abeam distant 13 miles. Log 58.7.

9.10am: Divisions and prayers. Exercised general quarters, courses as requisite.

9.43am: Resumed course N29W.

4.15pm: Evening quarters. Hands employed refilling fresh water breakers in lifeboats.

5.26pm: Sunset. Darkened ship.

5.54pm: Position by Observation: Lat 25 58 S, Long 72 58 W.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 194.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position 3 miles West of Palominos Rocks Light House N 16 30 W, 928 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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16 June 1917

From Coquimbo, at Sea

Lat -23.10, Long -73.92

am: Hands employed Saturday routine.

10.57am: Turned ship to S36E and increased to 68 Revs.

11.35am: Turned ship to N27W and reduced to 58 Revs.

5.36pm: Sunset Reported.

[Course and Distance made good: N 16 44 W, 242.3 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position 3 miles West of Palominos Rocks Light House N 16 22 W, 685 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Weather cloudy, noon temperature 65F, sea temperature 66F]


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17 June 1917

From Coquimbo

Lat -19.02, Long -75.17

10.0am: Ship inspected throughout.

10.25am: Divisions. 10.45am: Divine Service.

4.24pm: Position by Observation:- Lat 18 20 S, Long 75 23.5 W.

11.0pm: Clocks corrected back 5 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: N16W, 255 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position in 14 9 S, 76 25 W, N 13 49 W, 300.7 miles]


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18 June 1917

From Coquimbo, at Sea

Lat -14.92, Long -76.40

2.30am: Clocks corrected back 5 minutes.

4.53pm: Zarate Island abeam distant 11.75 miles.

6.10pm: San Gallan Island abeam distant 4.25 miles, altered course N29W.

11.40pm: Altered course N69W to intercept steamer, revs 58, steamer found to be Peruvian SS “Urubamba”.

[Course and Distance made good; N16W, 256 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position in 13 54 S, 76 32 W, N 7 14 W, 61 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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19 June 1917

From Coquimbo, at Callao

Lat -12.06, Long -77.17 [estimated]

0.40am: Resumed Course N26W, 45 Revs. WT doors opened.

2.0am: Passed steamer bound South.

5.25am: Palominos Rocks Light sighted bearing N17W (magnetic) distant 28 miles.

8.35am: Palominos Light House abeam distant 2 miles.

9.0am to 9.5am: Courses as requisite rounding San Lorenzo Island distant 1 mile.

9.10am: Set course N89E. Patent log housed.

9.37am: Speed as requisite.

9.45am: Cast anchor in 6.5 fathoms - veered to 5 Shackles on Port Bower.

[Anchored Callao Road]

10.10am: Captain of Port boarded.

10.25am: OO Guard boarded.

10.40am: HBM Consul boarded and left at 10.55.

11.0am: Captain left Ship.

1.30pm: Liberty men left for shore.

pm: Boat routine as requisite.

3.0pm: Received one rating from hospital for “Avoca”.

4.0pm: Receiving fresh water.

6.0pm: Darkened ship.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 188 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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20 June 1917

From Callao, at Sea

Lat -12.38, Long -77.17

9.0am: All boats hoisted.

9.20am: Shortened in cable. 9.45am: Weighed and proceeded. 9.50am: Course S84W 70 Revs. Log streamed.

10.14am: Altered course S19E.

10.47am: Altered course S30E. Palominos Islands Light House abeam distant 1.25 miles.

1.0pm: Passed small sail heading north.

2.0pm: Passed small sail heading to SW.

5.0pm: Sighted San Gallan Island S40E (magnetic).

7.30pm: San Gallan Island abeam distant 5 miles. Log 93.7.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 27 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position in 14 14.5S, 76 23.5 W, S22E, 120.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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21 June 1917

From Callao, at Sea and San Nicolas Bay

Lat -15.25, Long -75.24

6.5am: Harmless Point bearing East (True) distant 11.75 miles, altered course N71E.

7.14am: Harmless Point abeam distant 1.25 miles, altered course as requisite. Patent log housed. WT doors closed.

7.30am: Stopped. 7.40am: Cast anchor in 10 fathoms veered to 7 Shackles on Port Bower.

[Anchored San Nicolas]

10.50am: Collier “Baldersby” secured alongside.

11.10am: Wire springs parted fore and aft owing to swell, replaced by rope springs.

11.43am: Commenced coaling, and transferring Stores for “Otranto” and “Avoca”.

Noon: Coaling and storing suspended for dinner and resumed at 0.35.

pm: 11 Privates, 1 Bugler RMLI, 24 Seamen, 15 Stokers and one Steward, received on board for Passage to HMS “Otranto”.

3.45pm: Coaling and storing suspended for tea and resumed at 4.0.

5.0pm: Finished coaling having received 200 tons.

5.45pm: Working party from “Avoca” left.

6.0pm: Collier cast off and anchored. 6.15pm: Darkened ship.

6.35pm: Captain of “Avoca” boarded.

8.10pm: Party from “Avoca” came on board.

11.0pm: Captain of “Avoca” left.

11.50pm: Party from “Avoca” and collier left.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 216 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 3125 + Received 200 = 3325 tons]


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22 June 1917

From Callao, at San Nicolas Bay and at Sea

Lat -15.25, Long -75.24

6.0am: Hands fall in and prepare for collier coming to port side.

7.0am: Collier secured alongside, resumed transferring stores, party from “Avoca” assisting.

am: Hands employed working stores.

1.0pm: Completed transference of Stores.

1.15pm: Collier cast off and proceeded to “Avoca”.

2.0pm: Motor launch left with mails for “Avoca”.

2.55pm: Motor launch and Accommodation ladder hoisted.

3.0pm: Commenced to weigh. 3.12pm: Anchor aweigh and turned ship.

3.30pm: Proceeded. 3.35pm: Course N79W 63 Revs.

3.45pm: Harmless Point abeam distant 1.4 miles. 3.46pm: Altered course S44W. 3.51pm: Altered course S6E.

4.35pm: Black Rock bearing East (true) distant 5.25 miles, altered course S52E, Log 10.3.

8.0pm and Midnight: Guns crews closed up and relieved.


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23 June 1917

From San Nicolas, at Sea

Lat -17.82, Long -72.83

10.5am: Turned to N70W to inspect object

10.20am: Object found to be floating whale and turned to course S52E.

1.50pm: Steamer sighted ahead.

2.20pm: Altered course as requisite to close and examine Steamer, gun crews closed up. WT doors closed for submarine and night defence.

2.40pm: Engines used as requisite.

2.50pm: Completed examination of SS “Anyo Maru” [listed here] and returned to course S53E 60 Revs. WT doors opened.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 216 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position in 20 11 S, 70 10 W, S 46 40 E, 206 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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24 June 1917

From San Nicolas Bay [and at Iquique]

Lat -20.20, Long -70.15 [estimated]

2.0am: Clocks advanced 5 minutes towards Chilian Time.

8.0am: Sighted land ahead.

9.15am: Altered course S43E, Iquique Island Light House sighted bearing S45E (magnetic).

10.0am: Divisions. Reduced to 54 Revs. Log housed. 10.8am: Courses and revs as requisite.

10.15am: Cast anchor in 17 fathoms veered to 7 Shackles on Port Bower.

[Anchored Iquique]

10.25am: Captain of Port and Officer of Guard visited ship.

10.35am: Visit returned.

11.45am: Captain left to pay official calls.

0.45pm: Captain returned. Commenced to weigh.

1.0pm: Anchor aweigh and proceeded on course S55W, 60 Revs. Patent log streamed.

1.13pm: Iquique Light House East (True) distant 1.5 miles, altered course S21W.

1.20pm: SS “Imperial” passed North.

10.55pm: Sighted Tocopilla Lights bearing S51E (magnetic).

11.53pm: Sighted steamer bearing green 15 degrees, Inclination 165 degrees Right.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 210 miles]


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25 June 1917

From San Nicolas Bay

Lat -23.68, Long -70.79

0.10am: Tocopilla Lights abeam distant 15 miles.

3.45am: Angamos Point Light sighted bearing S19E. Steamer sighted bearing green 10 degrees bound north.

5.38am: Angamos Point Light abeam distant 6.5 miles, Log 71.

8.35am: Tetas Point abeam distant 7.25 miles.

9.25am: Engines stopped, log housed and target dropped.

9.28am: Proceeded, courses and speeds as requisite for one inch aiming rifle practice.

0.14pm: Completed one inch practice. Hands to dinner.

1.20pm: Engines and helm as requisite to pick up target.

1.59pm: Target inboard. 2.0pm: Proceeded at 60 Revs, course S2E. Patent log streamed.

4.15pm: Evening quarters and physical drill.

5.16pm: Sunset reported. 5.45pm: Darkened ship.

8.35pm: Passed steamer bound north.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 215 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position 4 miles off Chanaral Island S 8 30 W, 322 miles]


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26 June 1917

From Iquique, at Sea

Lat -26.13, Long -72.03

4.0am: Guns crews closed up and relieved. Sighted steamer steering to South.

9.15am: Courses and speeds as requisite to carry out 6 inch battle practice.

9.35am: Target dropped.

10.3am: Sea boat with recording party left. General quarters. Engine Room WT doors closed.

[Courses] [Various for Battle Practice]

10.55am: Sounded secure. Weather unfavorable [sic] owing to misty showers.

11.10am: Sea boat returned and hoisted. Ship turning on Port helm, 30 Revs.

0.45pm: Sea boat with recording party left. Engines and courses as requisite for battle practice.

1.45pm: Opened fire.

3.30pm: Ceased firing.

3.50pm: Owing to unfavorable weather conditions battle practice discontinued.

4.20pm: Sea boat and target hoisted inboard.

4.25pm: Proceeded on course S15E. Log streamed, 60 Revs.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 197 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position in 30 14 S, 71 50 W, S 1 20 E, 200 miles]

[Showers and/or mist for much of day, noon temperature 62F, sea temperature 60F]


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27 June 1917

From Iquique, at Sea

Lat -29.15, Long -71.92

10.9am: Position by Observation:- Lat 28 51 S, Long 71 55.5 W.

10.40am: Sighted Chanaral Island bearing S77E (magnetic).

11.30am: South end of Chanaral Island abeam distant 16 miles.

5.35pm: Lengua de Vaca Light Sighted bearing S50E.

6.18pm: Lengua de Vaca Light abeam distant 8 miles.

8.58pm: Limari Valley abeam distant 9 miles, altered course S18E.

9.44pm: Sighted steamer bound north.

[Course and Distance made good: S 2 10 E, 186 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position 9 miles West of Lengua Vaca Light House S 3 30 E, 66 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Wind mostly southerly, force 5 from 8am, force 6 in pm with rough sea, weather cloudy]


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28 June 1917

From Iquique, at Valparaiso

Lat -33.02, Long -71.62 [estimated]

1.0am: Four steamers sighted bearing Green 20 Steering North.

2.5am: Penitente Rock Light sighted bearing S50E. Engine Room and Permanent WT doors inspected.

3.22am: Penitente Rock Light abeam distant 8.25 miles, Log 75.2, altered course S17E. Reduced to 64 Revs.

5.0am: Sighted steamer bearing S30E bound North.

9.8am: Concon Rocks [Rocas Concón] abeam distant 3.5 miles.

9.46am: Courses and speed as requisite.

9.58am: Cast anchor in 34 fathoms veered to 10 Shackles on Port Bower.

[Anchored Valparaiso]

10.30am: Captain of Port and HBM Consul boarded.

1.30pm: Liberty men left for shore.

pm: Boat routine as requisite. Receiving fresh water.

5.8pm: Sunset.

6.40pm: Liberty men returned.

7.15pm: Captain and officers returned from shore.

10.30pm: Boat routine as requisite.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 233 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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29 June 1917

From Valparaiso, at Sea

Lat -33.06, Long -71.75

10.48am: Commenced to weigh. 10.55am: Anchor aweigh and proceeded at 50 Revs, courses as requisite round Angeles Point.

11.25am: Course S33W.

11.51am: Curaumilla Point bearing S8E (magnetic).

0.10pm: Curaumilla Point Light House abeam distant 2.4 miles.

0.40pm: Curaumilla Point Light House bearing East (True) distant 5.5 miles, altered course S4W.

8.30pm: Altered course S87E and as requisite, increased to 60 Revs, WT doors closed, for scrutiny of steamer found to be SS “Don Luis” bound north.

9.8pm: Resumed course S4W and 50 Revs. WT doors opened.

11.4pm: Altered course as requisite also speed to scrutinize SS “Tarapaca” [possibly the ship listed here as “Landana (1)] of Iquique bound North.

11.35pm: Resumed course S3W and 50 Revs.

11.40pm: Passed steam Whaler bound north.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 7 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position off Curaumilla Point S52W, 5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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30 June 1917

From Valparaiso, at Sea

Lat -35.29, Long -72.93

1.35am: Guns crews exercised.

2.40am: Ship reported properly darkened.

7.15am: Sea boats’ crew exercised.

7.45am: Altered course as requisite to close steamers bound north, found to be SS “Corral” Chilian, also SS Lircai and “General Freire” Chilian.

am: Hands employed on Saturday routine.

11.5am: Hands to General Quarters for battle practice.

11.18am: Stopped and despatched sea boat with recording party.

11.55am: Practice run commenced.

0.25pm: Finished first run.

0.45pm: Commenced second run and finished at 0.56.

1.13pm: Commenced third run.

1.27pm: Finished run and ceased fire, proceeded to pick up target.

2.10pm: Target and sea boat hoisted inboard and proceeded on course S7W, 42 Revs.

3.45pm: Cape Carranza Light House abeam distant 20 miles.

5.20pm: Darkened ship.

9.25pm: Exercised sea boats crew.

11.15pm: Exercised guns crews.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 175 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position in 36 56.5 S, 73 48.5 W, S24.5W, 105 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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LOGS FOR JULY 1917


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for July 1917]

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

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 July 1917

From Valparaiso, at Sea and Arauco Bay

Lat -37.12, Long -73.51 [estimated]

2.20am: Santa Maria Island Light sighted bearing S26.5E (magnetic).

4.0am: Guns crews closed up and relieved.

4.15am: Sea boats crew exercised.

5.25am: HMS “Otranto” sighted, challenged and replied.

6.2am: Santa Maria Island Light abeam distant 15.25 miles. Log 3.9.

6.30am: Altered course N65E. Increased to 60 Revs. Hands fall in and rig coaling hear.

7.20am: Altered course S86E.

8.27am: Santa Maria Island Light House bearing South (True) distant 4.75 miles. Housed log.

8.50am: Altered course S50E. Speed reduced as requisite.

9.20pm: Cast anchor in 44 fathoms veered to 11 Shackles on Port Bower.

[Anchored Arauco Bay] [Anchor Bearing: Santa Maria Island Light House N89.5W (True) Distant 4.7 miles]

10.15am: Ratings and mails discharged to “Otranto”.

10.25am: Collier “Greystoke Castle” [Greystoke Castle (2) listed here] arrived alongside. “Otranto” proceeded towards Coronel.

11.10am: Commenced coaling.

Noon: Coaling suspended for dinner.

0.35pm: Resumed coaling.

0.55pm: Band on derrick at after boat deck gangway broke and derrick dropped onto colliers deck, coaling at this gangway suspended until 1.30.

3.40pm: Coaling suspended for meal.

4.0pm: Resumed coaling.

5.25pm: Darkened ship, gig hoisted.

5.30pm: Finished coaling for this day.

8.0pm: Guns loaded as per orders.

11.0pm: Anchor bearings frequently verified.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 133 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 2750 tons]


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2 July 1917

From Arauco Bay to Coronel and at Talcahuano and Sea

Lat -37.03, Long -73.24

7.0am: Hands fall in and resume coaling ship.

8.35am: HMS “Otranto” arrived and anchored.

9.53am: “Otranto” proceeded.

10.30am: Coaling stopped. Hove short.

10.55am: Collier cast off. Weighed anchor. 11.0am: Proceeded towards Coronel, course S57E 70 Revs.

0.5pm: Courses and speed as requisite.

0.15pm: Stopped and cast anchor in 9 fathoms veered to 7 Shackles on Port Bower.

0.30pm: Captain left for shore and returned at 1.0.

1.15pm: Weighed anchor and proceeded courses as requisite. 1.25pm: Course N72W.

2.40pm: Cullinto Point abeam distant 1 mile, altered course N5E.

3.38pm: Tumbes Point Light House abeam distant 1.8 miles.

4.5pm: Quiriquina Island Light House abeam distant 1 mile. Courses as requisite

4.35pm: Belen Shoal Light House abeam distant 3 Cables. 4.45pm: Anchored in 6 fathoms veered to 4 Shackles on Port Bower.

[Anchored Talcahuano] [Anchor Bearing (Magnetic): Belen Shoal Light House N29E, Distant 7.5 Cables]

4.55pm: Port authorities and HBM Vice Consul boarded.

5.25pm: Captain left for shore and returned 6.30.

7.45pm: Weighed anchor and proceeded Courses various 63 Revs. Guns crews closed up and guns loaded.

7.56pm: Belen Light House abeam, course set N18E.

8.24pm: Quiriquina Light abeam distant 1.2 [miles] altered course N35W.

9.0pm: Tumbes Point Light abeam distant 1.8 miles.

10.40pm: Santa Maria Island Light abeam distant 24 miles. 10.45pm: Altered course N9E.

11.30pm: Ship reported properly darkened.

Midnight: Guns crews closed up and relieved.

[Course and Distance made good: S75E, 10 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Coronel Anchorage Various 4 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 2696 + Received 414 = Remaining 3110 tons]


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3 July 1917

From Talcahuano, at Sea

Lat -34.85, Long -72.68

3.56am: Cape Carranza Light sighted bearing N68E (magnetic).

4.50am: Cape Carranza Light abeam distant 19 miles, Log 5.2.

5.50am: Sighted “Otranto” and Collier. Challenged and received reply.

7.10am: Engines stopped, log housed.

8.5am: Speed and courses various to close collier.

8.20am: Stopped and dispatched sea boat to collier.

8.36am: Sea-boat returned and hoisted. 8.45am: Proceeded 54 Revs. Log streamed. Course N9E.

9.23am: Stopped and housed log.

10.0am: Sea-boat dispatched to SS “Helredale” and returned at 10.25.

10.30am: Proceeded at 69 Revs, Course N9E. Opened Engine Room WT doors. Log streamed reset.

1.14pm: Altered course N30E to close steamer.

2.30pm: Guns crews closed up. WT doors closed.

2.40pm: Scrutinized SS “Emilia” [possibly this ship] of Valparaiso and proceeded. 2.55pm: Set course N4E. Navigation lights tested.

4.30pm: Passed hulk in tow of tug bound South.

5.9pm: Pupuya Island abeam distant 13.25 miles, Log 61.8.

9.50pm: Challenged “Otranto” and received reply.

10.0pm: Engine Room WT doors correct and closed same 10.35.

10.36pm: Engines stopped. Housed log.

11.10pm: Boat from “Otranto” received letters.

11.50pm: “Otranto” proceeded. 11.55pm: Set course S79E. Revs 48. Log streamed, WT doors opened.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 126 miles + 43 miles + 4 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position in 33 32 S, 73 1.5 W, N22E, 86 miles]


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4 July 1917

From Talcahuano, at Sea

Lat -34.33, Long -72.65

4.25am: Altered course S6W. Increased to 54 Revs.

10.33am: Altered course West to close two small sail [sic].

11.39am: Courses and speed as requisite.

11.50am: Stopped and despatched sea boat to examine two lighters bound for Taltal.

0.25pm: Sea boat returned and hoisted. 0.27pm: Proceeded 69 Revs. 0.34pm: Set course S80E. Log streamed.

6.40pm: Altered course S75E to close tug with vessel in tow.

7.23pm: Scrutinized Hulk “Sirena” of Valparaiso in tow and resumed course S6E, 54 Revs.

7.26pm: Cape Carranza Light bearing S50E.

8.0pm: Guns crews closed up and relieved, altered course N83W.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 223 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position in 35 11.5 S, 72 49 W, S18W, 53 miles]

[Weather quiet and cloudy, noon temperature 54F, sea temperature 58F]


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5 July 1917

From Talcahuano, at Sea and Arauco Bay

Lat -35.95, Long -73.15

1.5am: Turned to port. 1.10am: Reduced to 42 Revs, set course S80E.

1.32am: Sighted and challenged “Otranto”.

4.0am: Guns crews closed up and relieved. Navigation lights Switched off.

5.0am: Exercised guns crews.

6.46am: Mustered sea boats crew.

7.0am: Altered course S6W. Increased to 52 Revs. Hands called. Land sighted to Eastward.

3.45pm: Altered course S52W to close collier.

4.35pm: Reduced speed while communicating with collier.

4.58pm: Resumed Half speed (54 Revs).

5.5pm: Course S45E, collier in company.

5.30pm: Santa Maria Island Light sighted bearing S39E.

6.30pm: Mustered sea boats crew.

6.38pm: “Otranto” challenged.

8.15pm: Housed Patent log. Santa Maria Island Light abeam distant 4.25 miles.

8.50pm: Anchored in 30 fathoms with 8 Shackles Cable Santa Maria Island Light House bearing West (True) distant 1.5 miles.

[Anchored Arauco Bay]

9.0pm: “Otranto” arrived and anchored, sea boat despatched on collier with correspondence.

11.20pm: Sea boat hoisted, commenced to weigh.

11.35pm: Proceeded at 69 Revs, course N9E. 11.50pm: Altered course N14W.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 204 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position in 36 35 S, 73 31 W, S24W, 42 miles]


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6 July 1917

From Talcahuano, at Sea

Lat -38.36, Long -74.60

Midnight: “Otranto” keeping station astern,

0.26am: Turned to S70W, Log 7.9, 69 Revs.

1.30am: [no time given in log, time taken from log of Otranto] Signal to spread made to “Otranto”, altered course S9W. Log 21.

2.26am: Lavapie Point Light abeam distant 17 miles.

6.40am: Reduced to 58 Revs and ship turning on 20 degrees Starboard helm.

8.0am: Proceeded on course S6E 58 Revs.

9.0am: Divisions and prayers.

9.25am to 9.42am: General quarters exercised.

11.6am: Mocha Island abeam distant 29 miles.

1.5pm: Altered course S9E. Log 10.

4.15pm: Evening quarters.

5.10pm: Darkened ship.

5.12pm: Mustered sea boats crew, gun lookouts transferred to fore bridge.

5.37pm: Turned to N12W. Log 51.6

6.15pm: Navigation lights exhibited.

6.27pm: Turned to S9E.

8.10pm: Sighted HMS “Otranto”, challenge and reply given.

10.30pm: Extinguished navigation lights. WT doors opened as requisite.

Midnight: Guns crew closed up and relieved.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 196 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To position in 39 15 S, 74 40 W, S3.5W, 54 miles]

[North westerly or northerly wind force 6 to 8 from noon, with sea state rough to high; rain or drizzle for much of day]


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7 July 1917

From Arauco Bay, at Sea

Lat -39.73, Long -74.30

7.0am: Engine Room WT doors correct. Position by Stars: Lat 39 8.5 S, Long 74 20 W.

7.16am: Altered course N24.5E to intercept steamer bound North.

8.30am: Communicated with American SS “Plymouth”. 8.45am: Set course S4E.

0.15pm: Securing chains attached to guns.

pm: Forward hatches battened down. Ship labouring heavily and shipping heavy sprays. Watch employed making everything snug about the decks.

5.20pm: Darkened ship. Gun lookouts from forward guns posted on fore bridge. Navigation lights exhibited.

[Course and Distance made good: S10E, 84 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position in 43 40 S, 75 25 W, S 11 56 W, 242 miles]

[Wind mostly north westerly in am, south westerly in pm, force 5 to 8 during day, sea very rough or high]


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8 July 1917

From Arauco Bay, at Sea

Lat -43.77, Long -73.98

6.55am: Sighted Huafo Island Light bearing S46E (magnetic).

9.18am: Huafo Island Light House abeam distant 12 miles, altered course S69E.

10.0am: Divisions. 10.10am: Divine-Service.

Noon: Housed Patent log. Courses and speeds as requisite for entering Low Bay.

0.20pm: Completed scrutiny of Low Bay and turned ship and proceeded towards Leucayec Channel. Courses as requisite 72 Revs.

1.48pm: Falsa Island Light House abeam distant 1.2 miles.

2.0pm: Scrutinized Port Melinka. Patent log housed.

2.20pm: Entered Betecoi Channel.

2.43pm: Reduced to 60 Revs. 2.47pm: Scrutinized head of Betecoi Channel and turned ship back towards Leucayec Channel. Increased to 72 Revs.

3.30pm: Rounded Pochas Rocks.

4.0pm: Scrutinized entrance to Cuervo Channel and Port Barrientos at 4.20.

4.26pm: Set course West. Log streamed. SE Point of Larenas Island abeam distant 1.6 miles.

5.5pm: Altered course N43W. Reduced to 65 Revs. Engine Room WT doors opened.

5.35pm: Exercised sea boats crew. Darkened ship.

7.57pm: Huafo Island Light bearing S27.5W, Distant 9 miles. 8.0pm: Guns crews closed up and relieved, altered course N15W.

10.20pm: Huafo Island Light dipped bearing S3.5E (magnetic) distant 34 miles.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 270 miles]

[Currents in the 24 hours ending at Noon: Wind, sea and current from noon of 7th to 7am 8th, North 15 miles]

[Wind and sea moderating somewhat during am]


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9 July 1917

From Arauco Bay, at Sea

Lat -40.70, Long -74.38

[Log just records routine matters as Orbita heads north]

[Course and Distance made good: Various 260 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position 12.5 miles West of Mocha Island N3E, 139 miles]


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10 July 1917

From Guaitecas Islands, at Arauco Bay and Coronel

Lat -37.08, Long -73.38 [estimated]

7.0am: Engine Room WT doors correct, altered course N16E. Guns crews fallen out. Land sighted on Starboard bow. Hands called.

9.15am: North Point of Santa Maria Island bearing S47E (magnetic), altered course S35E.

10.10am: Sighted “Otranto”.

10.47am: Farallon Island abeam distant 3.5 miles.

10.55am: Engine Room WT doors closed as for Submarine and night defence. 11.5am: Courses and speeds as requisite to close “Otranto”.

11.20am: Stopped and transferred stores mails etc to “Otranto”.

0.33pm: Proceeded towards Coronel course N87E, 65 revs.

1.30pm: Courses and speeds as requisite.

1.55pm: Cast anchor in 10 fathoms veered to 5 fathoms cable on Starboard Bower.

[Anchored Coronel]

2.10pm: Captain of Port boarded.

2.30pm: Landed liberty men. Boat routine as requisite.

4.28pm: Captain left ship.

7.15pm: All liberty men on board, one Seaman under sentry’s charge.

7.20pm: Received stores.

7.30pm: Nos 1 and 2 boats and gig hoisted.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 271 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To Coronel 12 miles]

[Currents in the 24 hours ending at Noon: From Position off Huafo Island 8pm 9th to 9.15am 10th, N22W, 14.5 miles]


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11 July 1917

From Coronel, at Arauco Bay

Lat -37.14, Long -73.49 [estimated]

[Anchored Coronel Bay]

1.25am: Motor launch returned and hoisted.

6.0am: Hands called. 6.30am: Hands fall in.

6.50am: Weighed anchor and proceeded at 65 Revs. Course as requisite.

7.0am: Puchoco Point Light House abeam distant 6 Cables, set course S85W.

8.0am: Courses as requisite also speed.

8.10am: Anchored in 36 fathoms water veered to 11 Shackles on Port Bower.

[Anchored Arauco Bay]

9.20am: Collier secured alongside. 9.45am: Commenced coaling.

Noon: Coaling suspended.

0.45pm: Resumed coaling and commenced receiving stores from collier.

3.30pm: Work suspended. 4.0pm: Resumed work.

5.40pm: Finished work for this day.

8.0pm: Guns loaded and lookouts placed.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 13 miles + 12 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 2470 tons]


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12 July 1917

At Arauco Bay

Lat -37.14, Long -73.49

7.30am: Hands fall in for coaling ship and receiving stores.

5.45pm: Finished coaling for this day.

5.55pm: Collier cast off and proceeded to anchor.

8.0pm: Guns loaded, lookouts placed.

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 2450 + Received 875 = 3325 tons]


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13 July 1917

At Arauco Bay

Lat -37.14, Long -73.49

8.0am: Collier “Greystoke Castle” alongside, commenced coaling.

8.50am: HMS “Otranto” anchored.

4.15pm: Nos 2 and 8 boats lowered.

5.40pm: Finished coaling for this day. 5.50pm: Collier cast off and proceeded to anchorage.

pm: Destroyed whilst coaling from “Greystoke Castle”: 5 Hazel Rod fenders large size Pattern 310 NS.


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14 July 1917

At Arauco Bay

Lat -37.14, Long -73.49

7.30am: Hands fall in and secured “Greystoke Castle” alongside.

8.5am: Resumed coaling.

10.30am: “Otranto” weighed and proceeded.

4.30pm: 5 Bags of coal lost overboard. Motor launch and gig hoisted.

5.35pm: Finished coaling for this day.

8.0pm: Guns reported loaded and lookouts placed.


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15 July 1917

At Arauco Bay

Lat -37.14, Long -73.49

7.35am: Hands fall in and resume coaling.

9.15am: Decoding officer left for Coronel by SS “Helredale”.

10.10am: Finished discharge of “Greystoke Castle”.

11.20am: Collier cast off and anchored.

0.50pm: Collier weighed and proceeded towards Talcahuano.

2.15pm: SS “Helredale” returned and anchored.

pm: Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.0pm: Guns crews closed up.

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 3272 + Received 525 = 3797 + 219 (Taken on Voluntary charge to adjust supply from SS “Greystoke Castle”) [entry in red ink] - Remaining 4016 tons]


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16 July 1917

At Arauco Bay

Lat -37.14, Long -73.49

1.50am: Small steamer passed steering North.

6.20am: Guns crews fall out.

8.27am: Collier weighed and left anchorage.

am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

4.30pm: Sighted collier returning to Anchorage.

5.1pm: Sunset. 5.15pm: Darkened ship.

5.45pm: Collier anchored.

10.0pm: Anchor bearings checked frequently.

Midnight: Guns crews closed up and relieved.


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17 July 1917

At Coronel Bay

Lat -37.03, Long -73.19 [estimated]

6.30am: Hands called. Guns crews fall out.

7.30am: Hands fall in. Steering gear tested.

7.50am: Commenced to heave in cable.

8.7am: Anchor aweigh and proceeded.

8.10am: Steering gear found to be out of order, engines used as requisite to steer ship.

8.40am: Steering gear repaired, proceeded at 58 Revs, course S85E.

9.30am: Altered course N85E.

9.45am: WT doors closed for entering harbour, courses and speeds various as requisite.

9.59am: Anchored in 10 fathoms water veered to 5 Shackles Starboard Bower.

[Anchored Coronel Bay] [Anchor Bearing (magnetic): Puchoco Point Light House S85W, Distant 9.5 Cables]

10.20am: Captain of Port and BV Consul [British Vice Consul] arrived.

1.30pm: USA SS “Santa Rosa” [Santa Rosa (1) listed here] anchored. Liberty men and football teams left for shore.

2.15pm: SS “Chiloe” left.

3.45pm: Motor launch left for shore.

4.15pm: Guns loaded.

6.0pm: Boat routine as requisite.

6.20pm: All liberty men returned on board.

6.40pm: All boats hoisted except motor launch.

8.0pm: Guns cleared away and lookouts posted for night.

11.55pm: Motor launch hoisted.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 13 miles]


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18 July 1917

At Coronel and Arauco Bay

Lat -37.10, Long -73.46 [estimated]

6.35am: Commenced to weigh. 6.48am: Anchor aweigh and turned ship, engines as requisite.

7.0am: Proceeded on course S78W, 65 Revs. WT doors opened.

7.43am: Altered course N87W.

8.0am: Engine Room WT doors reported correct, altered course S7E.

8.27am: Cochinos Point abeam distant 4.5 miles.

8.33am: Courses and revs as requisite. WT doors closed.

8.35am: Chilian SS “Aguila” passed towards Coronel.

8.50am: Cast anchor in 9.5 fathoms veered to 8 Shackles on Starboard Bower.

[Anchored Boca Chica] [Anchor Bearing (magnetic): Lavapie Point Light House S55W Distant 5.3 miles]

9.10am: Lowered gig and port sea boat.

9.45am: Collier “Helredale” came alongside.

10.15am: Chilian SS “Cautin” passed towards Coronel.

10.30am: Commenced coaling.

0.20pm: Chilian SS “Lircai” passed bound South.

3.45pm: Chilian SS “Tomé” passed North.

4.13pm: Finished coaling and cast off collier.

4.20pm: Commenced to weigh. 4.37pm: Anchor aweigh and proceeded at 58 Revs, course N41E.

5.0pm: Espolon Point abeam distant 3.3 miles, altered course N10E.

5.20pm: Courses and speeds as requisite. 5.29pm: Anchored in 37 fathoms veered to 11 Shackles on Port Bower.

10.30pm: Anchor bearings frequently verified.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 18 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 3947 + Received 220 = 4167 tons]


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19 July 1917

At Arauco Bay

Lat -37.05, Long -73.39 [estimated]

am: Hands employed on Saturday routine.

11.26am: HMS “Otranto” sighted and challenged.

0.14pm: “Otranto” anchored.

4.5pm: Commenced to weigh anchor.

4.27pm: Anchor aweigh, engines and helm used as requisite.

4.35pm: Despatched sailing orders to “Otranto”. 4.40pm: Proceeded at 65 Revs, course N5E.

4.50pm: Altered course N5E, WT doors opened, log streamed.

6.0pm: Guns crews closed up and fallen out for modified submarine and night defence. Reduce to 51 Revs.

6.55pm: Hualpen Point Light abeam distant 5.8 miles. Engine Room WT doors reported correct.

7.50pm: Tumbes Point Light abeam distant 7 miles. Permanent WT doors reported correct.

8.15pm: Altered course N51W.

10.7pm: Altered course S70W and working up to 71 Revs.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 7 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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20 July 1917

From Arauco Bay, at Sea

Lat -38.60, Long -75.00

0.9am: Altered course S26W. Log 70.

4.24am: Altered course S9E, Log 124.

7.0am: Guns crews fall out. Mast head lookout placed.

9.30am to 9.52am: General quarters exercised.

5.20pm: Darkened ship, lookouts placed.

6.0pm: Guns crews closed up for modified Submarine and night defence.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 218 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position 60 miles [6 miles?] West of Huafo Island S 9 44 W, 303 miles]


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21 July 1917

From Arauco Bay, at Sea

Lat -43.30, Long -73.51

1.55pm: Sighted Huafo Island Light House S68E (magnetic).

2.40pm: Sighted steamer bearing N75E steering SE.

3.12pm: Huafo Island Light House abeam distant 6 miles.

3.35pm: Altered course S60E.

3.45pm: WT doors closed for Submarine and night defence.

4.0pm: Altered course N74E. Engine Room WT doors opened.

6.22pm: Huafo Island Light abeam 10 miles, Log 70.9.

7.56pm: Altered course S84E.

9.6pm: Huafo Island Light abeam distant 8.25 miles, Log 99.1.

9.55pm: Altered course N76E.

[Course and Distance made good: S4.75W, 283 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: of Position 6 miles N40E (True) from North Point Huafo Island S 76 30 E, 42 miles]

[Squally north westerly wind force 5 to 6 from noon to 8pm, with sea rough to high during this period. Rain at times, noon temperature 50F, sea temperature 51F]


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22 July 1917

From Arauco Bay, at Sea and Cochamo Bay

Lat -41.99, Long -72.99

0.43am: Altered course N22E.

2.4am: Laitec Island Light abeam distant 7.7 miles.

3.4am: Altered course S18W.

4.45am: Altered course N22E.

5.20am: Laitec Island Light abeam distant 10 miles.

6.50am: Working up to full speed.

7.36am: Altered course N4E. 7.51am: Abriejo Islands abeam distant 7.5 miles.

8.40am: Altered course N20W.

9.28am: Nihuel Island abeam distant 8 cables. 9.31am: Altered course N1W.

10.15am: Divine Service.

0.41am: Altered course N10E. 1.0pm: San José Shoal Buoy abeam distant 1.3 miles, altered course N49E.

1.40pm: Entered Reloncavi Sound [Estero Reloncavi]. WT doors closed, courses as requisite.

3.40pm: Stopped and cast anchor in Cochamo Bay in 38 fathoms veered to 11 Shackles on Port Bower.

4.30pm: Tested gun communications.

5.10pm: Sunset. Darkened Ship.

9.15pm: Ship commenced to Swing to flood tide.

Midnight: Guns crews closed up and relieved.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 280 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position in 41 53.5 S, 72 59.5 W, North 6 miles]


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23 July 1917

From Cochamo Bay to Port Montt

Lat -41.50, Long -72.31 [estimated]

4.0am: Guns crews closed up and relieved.

7.0am: Guns crews fallen out.

7.30am: Paymaster and Signal officer left in motor launch to scrutinize Ralun Bay.

9.30am: Officers left for shore.

11.25am: Captain left ship.

11.30am: Officers returned from shore.

1.40pm: Captain returned. Hoisted all boats.

1.45pm: Anchor aweigh and turned ship. 1.50pm: Proceeded courses as requisite 75 Revs.

[Various Mid Channel Courses]

2.16pm: Working up to full speed.

3.40pm: Morro Chico abeam distant 8 Cables, set course N68W. Log streamed.

4.50pm: Altered course North.

5.3pm: Reduced to 40 Revs. South End of Tenglo Island abeam distant 2.4 miles.

5.10pm: Stopped. 5.13pm: Cast anchor.

5.20pm: Port Authorities boarded.

5.25pm: Weighed and shifted berth.

5.40pm: Cast anchor in 25 fathoms veered to 10 Shackles Port Bower.

[Anchored Port Montt] [Anchor Bearing (magnetic): Mole Light N14W, 3.5 Cables]

[Draft Forward 25ft 6in, Aft 25ft 4in]

11.0pm: Anchor bearings frequently verified.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 54 miles]


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24 July 1917

From Cochamo Bay, at Port Montt

Lat -41.48, Long -72.93 [estimated]

10.0am: Captain left ship and returned at 10.35.

am: Boat routine as requisite.

1.50pm: Intendienté of Province visited ship.

2.10pm: Officers returned from leave.

3.0pm: Intendienté left for shore.

3.20pm: Weighed anchor and turned ship. 3.30pm: Proceeded at 65 Revs, courses as requisite. 3.41pm: Set course S37E.

4.48pm: Pucari Shoal Buoy abeam distant 3.4 miles, altered course S21W.

5.29pm: San José Shoal Buoy abeam distant 1.5 miles, altered course S5W.

6.35pm: Sighted Lobos Head Light bearing S52W (magnetic).

8.5pm: Altered course N55W.

9.0pm: Lobos Head Light abeam distant 7 miles.

10.3pm: Altered course S52E.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 45 miles]


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25 July 1917

From Port Montt, at Ancud

Lat -41.84, Long -73.84 [estimated]

0.31am: Altered course N55W.

1.37am: Lobos Head Light abeam 7 miles.

2.40am: Altered course S52E.

4.5am: Lobos Head Light abeam distant 7.1 miles.

5.9am: Altered course S55W.

6.16am: Lobos Head Light abeam distant 7 miles.

6.45am: Altered course N48W.

7.0am: Sighted schooner bearing S40W heading East.

8.30am: Tres Cruces Light House abeam distant 1.4 miles, altered course N73W. Increased to 71 Revs.

8.45am: Altered course as requisite through Chacao Narrows.

9.24am: Pugueñun Rocks [Punta Pugueñún] Beacon abeam distant 4 Cables.

10.5am: Housed log. 10.10am: Corona Head Light House bearing West (True) distant 2.4 miles.

10.35am: Cast anchor in 6.75 fathoms water veered to 5 Shackles on Port bower.

[Anchored Ancud] [Anchor Bearing (magnetic): Ahui Point Light House N71.5W Distant 12.5 Cables]

4.30pm: Hoisted motor launch and gig.

5.8pm: Sunset. 5.30pm: Darkened ship.

10.0pm: Anchor bearings frequently verified.

[Course and Distance made good: 147 miles]


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26 July 1917

From Port Montt, at Ancud

Lat -41.84, Long -73.84

6.45am: Hands called, dispersed gun lookouts.

8.40am: Chilian SS “Intendienté Rodriguez” left.

9.40am: Captain left for shore.

11.45am: Captain returned. Noon: Hoisted Motor Boat.

0.30pm: Commenced to weigh. 0.40pm: Aweigh and proceeded course N28W 54 Revs. WT doors opened.

1.25pm: Corona Head Light House abeam distant 1.75 miles. 1.33pm: Log streamed. 1.40pm: Altered course S68W.

4.12pm: Altered course S3W.

9.14pm: Altered course N13W.


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27 July 1917

From Ancud, at Sea

Lat -40.18, Long -74.12

[Log just records routine matters in am]

1.36pm: Galera Head Light House abeam distant 4.5 miles. Log 20.3.

2.45pm: Altered course as requisite. Log housed. 3.0pm: Speed as requisite.

3.10pm: Arrived and cast anchor in 8 fathoms veered to 5 Shackles on Port Bower.

[Anchored Port of Valdivia] [Anchor Bearing (Magnetic): Niebla Light House S72E 10 Cables]

3.50pm: Captain of Port boarded and left at 4.15.

5.10pm: Commenced to weigh. 5.15pm: Anchor aweigh and turned ship.

5.25pm: Proceeded on course N51W 63 Revs. WT doors opened.

5.35pm: Gonzalo Head abeam distant 1.7 miles, altered course S69W. Log streamed.

6.43pm: Galera Head Light abeam distant 11.5 miles. 6.49pm: Altered course N30W.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 223 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position in 39 58 S, 73 48 W, N48E, 19 miles]


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28 July 1917

From Port Valdivia, at Sea

Lat -34.38, Long -73.75

1.32am: Mocha Island Light sighted bearing N25E (magnetic). 1.50am: Altered course N4W.

2.53am: Mocha Island Light abeam distant 10.7 miles.

10.26am: Santa Maria Island Light House abeam distant 17.75 miles. 10.33am: Altered course N12E.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 210 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position 3 miles West of Curaumilla Point N24E, 233.5 miles]

[Weather mostly fine, noon temperature 57F, sea temperature 54F]


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29 July 1917

From Port Valdivia, at Sea and Valparaiso

Lat -33.02, Long -71.63 [estimated]

2.25am: Sighted steamer bearing green 60 degrees, Inclination 120 degrees Right.

9.24am: Curaumilla Point Light House abeam distant 2.5 miles.

9.40am: Divine Service.

10.0am to 10.5am: Passed through dense fog bank. 10.5am: Fog lifted, altered course as requisite, reduced to 40 Revs.

10.40am: Cast anchor at Valparaiso in 34 fathoms veered to 9 Shackles Starboard Bower.

[Anchored Valparaiso]

11.0am: Received pratique. 11.10am: HBM Consul boarded.

1.15pm: Landed liberty men.

pm: Receiving fresh water and stores. Boat routine as requisite.

6.55pm: Liberty men returned.

8.0pm: Guns crews at modified and submarine night defence stations.

11.0pm: Receiving fresh water throughout.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 247 miles]


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30 July 1917

From Port Valdivia, at Valparaiso

Lat -33.02, Long -71.63

2.0am: Receiving fresh water.

6.30am: Hands fall in and employed scrubbing decks, painting funnel and as requisite.

9.30am: Captain left for shore.

10.10am: Engineer Captain of Chilian Navy boarded to inspect machinery and left at 10.30.

am: Hands employed painting.

2.30pm: Stoker Callaghan discharged to hospital.

3.0pm: Nos 7 and 8 boats hoisted.

5.24pm: Sunset. 6.0pm: Darkened ship.

8.0pm: Guns crews closed up for modified submarine and night defence stations.

11.50pm: Captain and officers returned.


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31 July 1917

From Port Valdivia, at Valparaiso

Lat -33.02, Long -71.63

6.0am: Hands called. Guns crews dismissed.

9.30am: Diver arrived and commenced clearing injections.

10.15am: Captain left for shore.

1.30pm: Landed liberty men.

pm: Boat routine as requisite.

4.15pm: Evening quarters.

6.40pm: SS “Chile” [probably Chile (3) listed here] sailed north.

7.0pm: Liberty men returned.

8.0pm: Guns crews closed up for modified submarine and night defence stations.

11.0pm: Boat routine as requisite.


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LOGS FOR AUGUST 1917


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for August 1917]

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

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before, though no information on Thermometer for Sea Temperature]


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1 August 1917

From Valparaiso, at Sea

Lat -33.02, Long -71.63

4.0am: Guns crews closed up and relieved.

10.30am: Commenced receiving stores.

11.0am: WT doors inspected and reported correct. Shortened cable to 5 Shackles.

0.30pm: Finished receiving stores.

1.45pm: Veered to 9 Shackles on Starboard Bower.

[Draft of Water: Forward 24ft 6in, Aft 25ft 8in]

4.20pm: Commenced to weigh. 4.35pm: Anchor aweigh and proceeded to turn ship.

4.42pm: Proceeded on course N49W, 54 Revs. Log streamed. 4.51pm: Altered course S33W.

5.25pm: Sunset.

6.4pm: Curaumilla Point Light House abeam distant 2.25 miles. 6.5pm: Darkened ship.

8.0pm: Guns crews closed up and relieved, altered course South.

11.0pm: Sea boats crew mustered.

Midnight: Guns crew closed up and relieved.


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2 August 1917

From Valparaiso, at Sea

Lat -35.42, Long -72.75

5.0am: Ship reported darkened.

6.40am: Daylight. Guns crews dismissed.

7.40am: Sighted steamer on Starboard beam bound North.

Noon: Altered course S1W.

1.20pm: Cape Carranza Light House abeam 13.4 miles. Log 10.7.

5.27pm: Sunset.

7.10pm: Sighted Quiriquina Island Light S19E magnetic.

9.58pm: Quiriquina Island Light abeam distant 8.5 miles.

10.0pm: Altered course N11W.

10.30pm: Altered course N8E.

11.15pm: Altered course S3W.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 160 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position in 37 00 S, 73 25 W, S15W, 104 miles]

[Weather fine or cloudy with light winds for most of day, noon air and sea temperature 54F]


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3 August 1917

From Valparaiso, at Arauco Bay

Lat -37.14, Long -73.49 [estimated]

0.30am: Quiriquina Island Light abeam distant 8.8 miles, altered course N8E.

1.45am: Altered course S3W. Reduced to 40 Revs.

3.47am: Quiriquina Island Light abeam distant 11.5 miles.

6.42am: Altered course S9E, 52 Revs.

7.50am: Courses as requisite. Log housed.

8.30am: Anchored in 41 fathoms veered to 11 Shackles Port Bower.

[Anchored Arauco Bay]

10.35am: Collier Helredale secure alongside.

11.25am: Commenced coaling.

1.0pm: Port Sea boat and gig hoisted.

5.0pm: Ceased coaling for this day.

5.15pm: Collier cast off and left.

5.35pm: Weighed anchor and shifted berth, courses and speed as requisite.

6.13pm: Cast anchor in 9 fathoms veered to 6 Shackles on Port Bower.

6.50pm: Collier anchored.

11.0pm: Anchor bearings frequently checked.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 144 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 3240 tons]


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4 August 1917

From Valparaiso, at Arauco Bay and Coronel

Lat -37.14, Long -73.49 [estimated]

2.0am: Anchor bearings frequently verified.

4.0am: Commenced to heave short. 4.12am: Anchor aweigh, proceeded under starboard engine shifting berth.

5.0pm: Anchored in 47 fathoms water veered to 11 Shackles on Port bower.

7.15am: Hands fall in and prepare to receive collier.

9.0am: Collier secured alongside.

9.15am: Commenced coaling.

3.30pm: Observed small coasting steamer bound South.

4.30pm: Sea boat hoisted.

5.30pm: Stopped coaling. 5.50pm: Collier cast off.

6.10pm: Commenced to weigh. 6.20pm: Anchor aweigh proceeded, 70 Revs. 6.30pm: Course set S85E.

7.0pm: Reduced to 50 Revs, altered course as requisite.

7.40pm: Anchored in 9.5 fathoms veered to 5 shackles on Port Bower.

[Anchored off Coronel]

8.0pm: Guns cleared away and loaded, coaling routine guns crews stand by.

[Fuel Remaining: 3215 + Received 600 = 3815 tons]


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5 August 1917

From Arauco Bay, at Coronel

Lat -37.03, Long -73.16 [estimated]

2.0am: Anchor bearings verified frequently.

10.0am: Captain left for shore.

11.30am: Commenced to weigh. WT doors inspected.

11.40am: Captain returned. 11.50am: Anchor aweigh and turned ship.

0.8pm: Proceeded at 70 Revs, course S50W.

2.2pm: Lavapie Point Light House abeam distant 1.2 miles, Log 21.

2.36pm: Altered course S2E, Log 27.5.

5.30pm: Darkened ship.

8.0pm: Guns crews closed up and relieved.

8.46pm: Mocha Island Light abeam distant 11 miles, Log 105.5. Altered course S19E.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 13 miles]

[Rain in evening, with north easterly wind force 6]


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6 August 1917

From Coronel, at Sea

Lat -41.42, Long -74.03

5.6am: Galera Head Light abeam distant 19.5 miles. Log 210.5.

9.33am: Cape San Antonio abeam distant 9 miles.

1.34pm: Farallon Grande Island abeam distant 7.75 miles, altered course S76E.

2.0pm: Housed log.

2.12pm: Corona Head Light House abeam distant 0.75 miles. Reduced to 50 Revs.

2.30pm: Turned ship to N31W, 60 Revs.

2.55pm: Patent log streamed, altered course N81W.

2.58pm: Corona Head Light House abeam distant 1.5 miles.

3.30pm: Altered course S70W, 70 Revs. Sighted and challenged “Otranto”. All WT doors correct.

3.58pm: Caucahuapi Point [Punta Caucaguapi] distant 6.75 miles.

4.30pm: Altered course S4W. Log 13.7.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 291 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position in 41 43 S, 74 00 W, S 4 00 E, 18 miles]

[Wind squally and north westerly force 6 or 6-7 in am, force 8 in pm, sea state initially rough, then high from noon onwards. Rain from noon, when air and sea temperature 52F]


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7 August 1917

From Coronel, at Port Melinka and at Sea

Lat -43.90, Long -73.72

0.45am: Sighted Huafo Island Light bearing S27E.

3.38am: Huafo Island Light abeam distant 15.5 miles, Log 24.3. Altered course S18E.

6.5am: Huafo Island Light abeam distant 10.5 miles.

6.55am: Altered course N58E.

9.10pm: Altered course S89E.

10.0am: Housed log. WT doors closed, courses and speed as requisite for entering Low Bay.

10.22am: Turned ship out of Low Bay and proceeded at 68 Revs. Log streamed reset.

11.55am: Log housed. Cape Falsa Light House abeam distant 1.4 miles. Courses and speed as requisite.

0.20pm: Stopped off Port Melinka and cast anchor in 27 fathoms water veered to 11 Shackles on Port Bower.

0.35pm: Captain of Port visited ship and left at 0.50.

1.30pm: Captain and officers left for shore.

4.10pm: Captain and officers returned; all boats hoisted.

4.20pm: Weighed anchor and turned ship. 4.30pm: Proceeded at 68 Revs. Courses as requisite.

4.45pm: Set Course N16W.

5.0pm: Canelo Island abeam distant 1.2 miles, altered course N53W.

5.40pm: Altered course S68W.

5.55pm: Gaviotas Island abeam distant 2.2 miles, Log 13.7.

9.30pm: Observed Huafo Island Light bearing N33W (magnetic).

[Course and Distance made good: Various 252 miles]

[Weather cloudy or showery, wind and sea moderating in early am]


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8 August 1917

From Port Melinka, at Sea and Port Yates

Lat -45.38, Long -74.60

7.5am: Sighted collier “Helredale”. 7.10am: Altered course S25E to close, increased to 60 Revs.

7.50am: Signalled collier.

8.5am: South Point Huamblin Island abeam distant 10.5 miles.

Noon: WT doors closed for Submarine and night defence.

0.30pm: Housed log.

0.40pm: Entered Darwin Channel, courses and speeds as requisite.

1.0pm: Entered William Channel [Canal Williams].

1.20pm: Cast anchor in Port Yates in 18 fathoms water veered to 8 Shackles on Starboard Bower.

[Anchored Port Yates]

3.45pm: Collier “Helredale” Secured alongside.

5.40pm: Officers returned from Scrutiny of William Channel.

5.45pm: Darkened ship.

8.0pm: Guns crews placed as requisite.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 183 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To Anchorage Port Yates 11 miles]


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9 August 1917

From Port Melinka, at Port Yates

Lat -45.48, Long -74.42 [estimated]

5.0am: Ship Swung head to NE.

6.45am: Hands fall in for coaling ship.

7.10am: Commenced coaling.

5.50pm: Finished coaling.

8.0pm: Night guns crews close up.

Midnight: Ships Head SxE. Soundings over stern 15 fathoms.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 11 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 3510 + Received 500 = 4010 tons]


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10 August 1917

From Port Yates, at Sea

Lat -45.37, Long -74.66

4.0am: Landing party left ship in gig and sea boat.

5.30am: Gig and sea boat returned.

7.20am: Cast off collier, hoisted sea boat and gig.

9.5am: Motor boat left with Lieutenant Palliser.

10.20am: Motor boat returned and hoisted.

10.30am: Commenced to weigh. 10.35am: Anchor aweigh and turned ship.

10.50am: Proceeded at 54 Revs, courses as requisite.

11.8am: Set course S85W, 68 Revs. WT doors opened.

11.57am: Altered course N36W.

2.45pm: Sighted collier bearing N14W.

3.27pm: North Point (Huamblin Island) abeam distant 5.5 miles.

7.10pm: Huafo Island Light sighted bearing N23W.

11.45pm: Laitec Island Light sighted bearing N9E.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 13.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position in 44 23.5 S, 75 6 W, N18W, 62 miles]


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11 August 1917

From Port Yates, at Sea

Lat -42.95, Long -72.95

3.40am: Laitec Island Light abeam distant 7 miles, altered course N30E.

6.24am: Sighted collier, altered course N65E to close.

8.43am: Vileun Point abeam distant 2 miles, altered course N22W.

9.42am: Nihuel Island abeam distant 1.3 miles, altered course N41W.

11.37am: Observed steamer bearing N60W steering North. 11.38am to 11.50am: Courses various. 11.50am: Course N85W.

0.43pm: Altered course S40W. 0.50pm: Patent Log housed, altered course S26W.

1.4pm: Morro Quinterguen abeam distant 1.3 miles, altered course Various, speed also as requisite for entering Caucahué Strait.

1.40pm: Anchored in 25 fathoms veered to 11 Shackles on Port Bower.

[Anchored off Quemchi]

2.25pm: Captain of Port boarded.

5.30pm: Darkened Ship.

8.0pm: Guns crews closed up for Submarine and Night Defence.

9.0pm: Anchor bearing frequently verified.

Midnight: Guns crews closed up and relieved.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 253 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To Quemchi 20 miles]


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12 August 1917

At Quemchi and Port Montt

Lat -41.92, Long -73.00 [very rough estimate as no position shown in log]

2.45am: Tug left towing Schooner by North entrance.

4.0am: Guns crews closed up and relieved.

6.30am: Guns crews fall out.

7.0am: SS “Magelanes” [possibly SS Magallanes] Anchored.

8.0am: SS “Magelanes” left.

8.50am: Commenced to weigh. 9.11am: Weighed anchor, helm and engines as required. Course Various.

10.10am: Sighted “Helredale”.

10.12am: Cleared Channel, Course N10W.

10.31am: Piedro Lobos Light House abeam 3.1 miles, log 6.8.

10.44am: Altered course N34W.

10.50am: Divisions. 11.0am: Church.

11.35am: Slow both engines and as required to close Collier.

11.48am: Sea boat sent to Collier with orders.

0.5pm: Sea boat returned and hoisted. 0.9pm: Half ahead 68 Revs, Course N84E (compass). 0.12pm: Streamed log.

2.8pm: San Jose Buoy abeam 2.5 miles, altered course N30E. Reduced 63 Revs.

2.44pm: Pucari Beacon abeam 2.5 miles.

4.8pm: Altered course N11W (compass), housed log.

4.16pm: Course and speed various for entering harbour.

4.38pm: Let go Starboard anchor, 24 fathoms water, 9 shackles. 4.45pm: Finished with engines.

[Anchored Port Montt. Bearings: Head ExN (compass), Mole N9W (compass), Light N44W (compass), Light N59W (compass)]

5.0pm: Captain of Port boarded.

5.25pm: Captain of Port left.

9.11pm: Weighed anchor, helm and engines as requisite.

8.0pm: Guns crews closed up and relieved.

11.0pm: Small coasting steamer anchored.

11.45pm: Small coasting steamer anchored.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 28 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To Port Montt 46 miles]


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13 August 1917

From Port Montt, at Chaco Narrows

Lat -44.72, Long -72.83

1.30am: Motor Boat and gangway hoisted.

6.30am: Hand[s] fall in, lowered Port sea boat and Motor boat.

10.0am: Hoisted No 2 boat. 10.36am: Hoisted Motor boat.

10.40am: Weighed anchor, engines ordered to full speed. 10.45am: Course S27E (compass). 10.55am: Altered course S17E (compass).

11.4am: Streamed log. 11.8am: Altered S41E (compass), open WT doors.

Noon: Altered course S18W (compass).

0.10pm: Picari Beacon abeam 2.5 miles.

0.34pm: San Jose Buoy abeam 1.5 miles, altered course S12W (compass).

1.25pm: Altered course N84W (compass), position verified by cross bearings.

2.30pm: Tres Cruces abeam 1 mile. Courses various for Narrows stations.

3.5pm: Observed HMS “Otranto” in Ancud, replied to challange [challenge]. Reduced 68 Revs.

3.16pm: Altered course S7W (compass) Beacon bearing S19E (compass). S27W (True); Huapacho Point S74W (compass), N85W (True). Stand by leads and Anchor.

3.25pm: Altered Course to bring beacon astern bearing N57E (compass) and Esmeralda Rock buoy ahead on S57W (compass), S79W (True).

3.26pm: Grounded. Stop engines, soundings 3.5 fathoms. 3.27pm: Full astern. 3.40pm: Stop and Various.

3.55pm: Stop both, soundings taken 3.25 fathoms forward, 15 fathoms aft.

[Bearing while on Ground: Ship’s Head S35W (compass), 5E. Beacon S89E (True) 1135 yards; Chocos Head N69W (compass), N47W (True); Cochinos Island S37W (compass), S59W (True); Huapacho Point S78W (compass), N80W (True). Again 7pm: Ahui Light S52W (compass). S74W (True); Corona Light S73W (compass), N85W (True)]

4.5pm: Lowered gig and sounded aft and on each quarter.

4.20pm: Lowered No 11 and 12 boats and prepared Stern anchor.

5.30pm: Lowered port anchor on bottom, ship having list to Starboard of 6 feet.

8.0pm: All boats hoisted.

8.24pm: Vessel righted, head swung to Port, weighed anchor.

8.30pm: Slow astern engines and helm as required.

8.58pm: Vessel came off ground, manouvered for position to anchor.

9.25pm: Let go port anchor in 30 fathoms and secured at 11 shackles.

[Anchor Bearings: Head S70W (compass), Ahui Light S52W (compass), Corona Head S69.5W (compass)]

9.35pm: Engine Room telegraphs at Stand by.

10.30pm: Vessel swinging to ebb, leadsmen stationed fore and aft. Ship’s Head ExN.

Midnight: Soundings Forward 32 fathoms, aft 31 fathoms. Guns crews closed up and relieved.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 46 + 15 miles = 65 miles [sic]]

[True Bearing and Distance: To Ancud Various 60 miles]


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14 August 1917

At Chaco Narrows

Lat -41.77, Long -73.80 [very rough estimate]

0.30am: Lookouts placed on cable, strong tide. Bearings frequently verified.

[Anchor Bearings: Ship’s Head N45E (compass). Church Steeple N70.5E (compass), Pihuia Point [?] S8W (compass)]

3.30am: Soundings over stern 30 fathoms.

4.0am: Guns crews closed up and relieved. No change in Soundings.

4.30am: Ship commenced to swing to flood through South, soundings taken during swinging Forward 27 fathoms, Aft 27 fathoms.

7.0am: Steam for 8 knots at half hours notice.

9.10am: Motor boat left with sounding party.

9.50am: Chilean Government SS “Yelcho” closed and boarded.

10.7am: Chilean Government SS Huemal [possibly the tug Huemul listed here] closed and sent boat alongside.

10.30am: Swung to Ebb, soundings 29 fathoms.

11.0am: Officers for Yelcho and Huemal left.

11.40am: Lowered port sea-boat.

1.0pm: Observed HMS “Otranto” making for harbour.

2.20pm: Steering gear reported correct.

2.50pm: Observed small steamer coming out of narrows.

3.8pm: Motor Boat returned. Observed to be “Intendante Rodricruiz” [probably “Intendiente Rodriguez” seen earlier] of Ancud.

3.40pm: Observed to be ashore.

4.0pm: Hoisted gig, Motor Boat left for SS “Intendente Rodricruiez”.

4.30pm: Motor Boat returned.

5.45pm: Darkened Ship, lookouts placed.

[Bearings: Ship’s Head S49W (compass), Corona Point S66W (compass), Ahui Point S49W (compass)]

8.0pm: Guns crews closed up and relieved. “Intendente Rodricruiez” floated.

10.45pm: Vessel swung [to] Ebb.

Midnight: Guns crews closed up and relieved.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 48 miles]


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15 August 1917

From Chacao Narrows, to Talcahuano

Lat -40.57, Long -74.38

1.45am: Steering gear tested and found correct.

2.0am: Bearings frequently verified.

5.0am: Ship swung [to] flood.

6.28am: Started to heave short, engines as required, very strong tide.

7.4am: Anchor up. 7.10am: Half ahead both 54 Revs. Course as required for passing through channels, sounding continuously, standing by anchor.

9.25am: Corona Light House abeam 1 mile, streamed log. Course N66W.

am: Sounding No 1 bilge 11 inches, No 5 tank 6 inches port and starboard.

0.28pm: Altered course N12W (compass).

2.5pm: HMS “Otranto” passed.

3.55pm: Various speeds to close “Otranto”.

4.7pm: Stopped and communicated with “Otranto”.

4.26pm: Swung ship for deviation.

5.8pm: Resumed Course.

6.12pm: “Otranto” left to intercept Collier. Reduced to 36 Revs.

9.11pm: Increased 54 Revs. 9.18pm: Galera Light sighted bearing N35E (compass), Log 65.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 32 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position Lat 41 33.5 S, Long 74 23.5 W, N55W, 4 miles]

[Log records “Strong Tide rips and Whirls, Westerly Swell” in am, “Moderate Westerly Swell” in pm]


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16 August 1917

From Chaco Narrows to Talcahuano

Lat -39.15, Long -74.25

0.15am: Galera Light abeam 28 miles, log 93.6.

7.45am: Swung ship for deviation.

7.50am: Sighted HMS “Otranto”.

10.30am: Mocha Island South Point abeam distant 11 miles, log 92.6.

11.15am: Torricillos [Torrecillas] Light House abeam.

8.15pm: Santa Maria Light abeam distant 12.3 miles, log 80.7, altered course N67E.

11.12pm: Hualpen Light abeam distant 10 miles, log 9.8. Quiriquina Light sighted bear[ing] N76E.

11.57pm: Tumbes Light abeam distant 7 miles, log 17.5, altered course S81E.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 208 miles]


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17 August 1917

From Chaco Narrows to Talcahuano

Lat -36.70, Long -73.09 [estimated]

1.5am: Switched on navigation lights.

1.47am: Quiriquina Light abeam 1.5 miles.

2.10am: Watch to stations for entering harbour. 2.16am: Hauled in Patent Log 37.2.

2.21am: Dead Slow, Courses Various. 2.25am: Stop and Various. 2.28am: Let go Port anchor and veered to 6 shackles in 9 fathoms water.

[Anchor Bearings: Head ExS (compass), Belen Shoal Beacon S60W (magnetic), Buoy N28W (compass)]

2.42am: Rung off engines.

4.0am: Guns crews closed up and relieved.

7.3am: Stations for leaving harbour.

7.14am: Anchor up. Course and Speed as required.

7.30am: Course N13E (compass), 54 Revs. 7.51am: Altered course N12W.

8.45am: Altered course S19E.

9.22am: Quiriquina Light abeam 1.5 miles, altered course S19E.

9.42am: Arena Point abeam 1 mile, altered course S10W, passed three Chilian TBs [Torpedo Boats] manouvering.

10.2am: Belen Shoal abeam, Courses various.

10.12am: Slow both and as required.

10.20am: Let go Starboard anchor in 7.5 fathoms and veered to 6 shackles.

[Anchor Bearings: Head S60W (compass), Church S42W (compass), Marino [?] Buoy N11W (compass)]

10.26am: Brought up. Steam at half hours notice.

10.30am: Port Authorities boarded.

10.50am: Port Authorities left.

1.0pm: Seaman Tilley placed under arrest for wilful disobedience of an order from ship’s corporal.

[Draft arriving at Talcahuano Forward 25’ 6”, Aft 24’ 0”]

2.55pm: Captain left ship.

4.3pm: Captain returned.

6.0pm: Ship darkened.

6.20pm: Motor boat patrolling round ship.

8.0pm: Guns crews closed up and relieved.

9.30pm: Motor boat patrolling in vicinity of ship.

11.0pm: Bearings frequently verified.

Midnight: Patrols and sentrys [sic] relieved.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 146 miles]


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18 August 1917

From Talcahuano to Sea

Lat -36.47, Long -73.32 [very rough estimate as no position information for noon in log]

0.30am: Bearings frequently verified.

4.0am: Patrols and Sentrys [sic] relieved.

6.40am: Patrol recalled.

7.0am: Chilean SS “Huasco” entered harbour.

8.0am: Colours hoisted.

9.59am: Hoisted Motor Boat. 10.0am: Commenced to heave in. 10.7am: Aweigh engines and helm as required. 10.11am: Half ahead both.

10.13am: Fired salute of 21 guns.

10.25am: Shore battery replied with 21 guns. Set Course N18E.

10.45am: Altered course N12W.

10.56am: Quiriguinia [sic] Light House abeam 1 mile.11.1am: Altered course N47W.

11.17am: Outside territorial waters.

2.16pm: Altered course S73W, Log 21.5.

7.25pm: Switched on navigation lights, opened No 3 and 5 WT doors.

7.30pm: “Otranto” challenged and replied correct.

8.32pm: Stopped, hauled in log.

8.48pm: Lowered port sea boat and proceeded to Otranto to transfer ammunition.

9.23pm: Lowered Starboard sea boat.

10.10pm: Hoisted sea boats.

10.25pm: Captain of “Otranto” boarded.

11.50pm: Engine Room WT doors inspected, Captain of “Otranto” left.

11.55pm: Half ahead 54 Revs. Course S17E.


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19 August 1917

From Talcahuano to Sea

Lat -38.30, Long -74.55

0.40am: Switched off navigation Lights.

6.17am: Guns crews fall out.

7.20am: Altered course S15E.

8.45am: Observed Collier “Helredale” bearing S60W, Steering WSW approximately.

10.0am: Divisions and Divine Service Held.

0.35pm: Altered course N47E to close collier “Helredale”.

1.21pm: Speed and courses as requisite while communicating with collier.

2.55pm: Proceeded at 54 Revs, course S14E.

6.0pm: Darkened ship, guns crews closed up.

10.20pm: Observed reflection of Galera Head Light bearing S77.5E (magnetic).

[Course and Distance made good: Various 188 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To Position I Lat 38 23 S, Long 74 36 W, S4W (True), 4 miles]


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20 August 1917

From Talcahuano, at Sea

Lat -41.58, Long -74.80

9.8pm: Huafo Island Light sighted bearing S37E (magnetic).

[Course and Distance made good: S 3 21 W, 196 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position 15 miles West of Huafo Island Light S 6 30 W, 122 miles]

[Weather cloudy, noon temperature 50F, sea temperature 52F]


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21 August 1917

From Talcahuano, at Port Yates

Lat -45.32, Long -74.78

0.5am: Huafo Island Light abeam distant 15 miles. Log 119.3.

7.16am: North Point Huamblin Island abeam distant 11.75 miles.

9.0am: Divisions and prayers. “A” group exercised at loader, remainder of hands employed as requisite.

1.29pm: Isabel Point abeam distant 1.7 miles. Log housed. WT doors closed as for Submarine and night defence.

1.46pm: Increased to 600 [60] Revs, altered course as requisite for entering William Channel.

2.10pm: Stopped in Port Yates and cast anchor in 17.5 fathoms water veered to 9 Shackles on Starboard Bower.

2.30pm: Captain left for shore.

4.45pm: Motor boat and sea boat returned and hoisted.

6.0pm: Darkened ship.

7.0pm: Guns crews closed up.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 239 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position in 45 25 S, 74 26 W, S 67 30 E, 16 miles]


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22 August 1917

From Port Yates, at Sea

Lat -45.63, Long -75.12

6.30am: Hands fall in, hoisted and secured Port Sea boat.

6.45am: Commenced to weigh. 7.0am: Aweigh and proceeded to turn ship. 7.10am: Proceeded at 54 Revs, courses as requisite.

7.30am: Cleared William Channel. Log streamed. 7.36am: Set Course West.

9.30am: Altered course S15W.

9.44am: Analao Island abeam distant 7.5 miles.

am: Hands employed changing boat falls and as requisite.

11.5am: Altered course S20W.

1.5pm: Altered course N18E. Increased to 60 Revs.

1.15pm: Sighted steamer bearing SWxS steering NW.

1.35pm: Sighted steamer bearing SSE steering North.

2.53pm: Summit of Westerly Inchin Island [Islas Inchin] abeam distant 9 miles.

4.26pm: Analao Island abeam distant 1.25 miles.

5.15pm: Housed log and increased to 65 Revs.

5.50pm: Courses as requisite for entering William Channel. Reduced to 54 Revs.

6.0pm: Darkened ship. Stopped engines. 6.5pm: Cast anchor in 17.5 fathoms veered to 9 Shackles on Starboard Bower.

[Anchored Port Yates]

8.0pm: Coaling guns crews closed up. Soundings over stern taken half hourly.

9.30pm: Dropped Port anchor under foot, anchor watch set.

11.0pm: Port anchor weighed. Anchor watch dismissed.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 19 miles and 42 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position in 46 7.5 S, 75 42 W, S40W, 38 miles]


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23 August 1917

From Port Yates, at Port Yates

Lat -45.48, Long -74.42 [estimated]

0.30am: Anchor watches set.

2.30am: Soundings take half-hourly.

7.30am: Anchor watches dismissed.

8.20am: SS Helredale entered harbour and at 8.52 Anchored.

9.0am: Coaling party left to bunker collier.

Noon: Relief coaling party left.

0.30pm: First coaling party returned.

1.0pm: Anchor watch dismissed.

1.30pm: Captain left for Collier.

2.15pm: Captain returned.

4.0pm: First coaling party left for collier.

4.30pm: Seaman Tilley released from cells.

6.17pm: Coaling party returned. All boats hoisted.

8.0pm: Coaling guns crews closed up.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 59 miles]


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24 August 1917

From Port Yates, at Sea

Lat -44.97, Long -74.83

6.43am: Commenced to weigh. 7.0am: Anchor aweigh and proceeded, courses as requisite for mid-channel. 42 Revs.

7.20am: Cleared William Channel. Patent log streamed. 7.25am: Set Course N88W.

9.4am: Altered course N30W.

0.42pm: Edwards Point (Huamblin Island) abeam distant 5.7 miles.

5.15pm: Sighted Huafo Island bearing N2W (magnetic).

6.25pm: Sighted Huafo Island Light bearing N2E (magnetic).

9.30pm: Huafo Island Light abeam distant 14.25 miles. Log 83.7.

10.0pm: Altered course N3W. Reduced to 48 Revs.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 39 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: of Position in 44 35 S, 75 00 W, N 16 30 W, 24.5 miles]


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25 August 1917

From Port Yates, at Ancud

Lat -41.83, Long -74.42

8.0am: Hands fall in and employed on Saturday routine.

11.25am: Alarms tested.

1.30pm: Watch to Submarine and Night Defence Stations, WT doors closed.

2.0pm: Housed log. 2.14pm: Altered course S68E.

2.25pm: Corona Head Light House abeam distant 1 mile. Reduced to 54 Revs. Courses as requisite.

2.55pm: Cast anchor in 7 fathoms, veered to 6 Shackles on Port Bower.

[Anchored Ancud] [Draft of Water: Forward 24ft 00in, Aft 24ft 00in]

[Anchor Bearing (Magnetic): Ahui Point Light House N79.5W, Distant 1.23 miles]

3.45pm: Motor launch left for shore.

5.36pm: Sunset. Motor launch returned and run as requisite.

6.0pm: Darkened ship. Guns crews closed up.

9.0pm: Anchor bearings frequently verified.

11.40pm: Tested steering gear and found correct.

11.45pm: Motor launch left for shore.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 201 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position in 41 44 S, 74 00 W, N71E, 20 miles]


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26 August 1917

From Ancud, at Sea

Lat -40.12, Long -74.00

0.30am: Motor launch returned and hoisted. Commenced to weigh. 0.44am: Anchor aweigh, canted ship and proceeded. Course N25W Revs 60.

0.56am: Ahui Point Light abeam distant 1 mile.

1.13am: Corona Head Light abeam distant 1.8 miles.

1.20am: Altered course West. Log streamed.

1.29am: Corona Head Light abeam distant 2 miles.

2.35am: Altered course N18W, Log 13. Guns crews and sea boats crew exercised during watch.

7.7am: Altered course North.

10.0am: Divisions. 10.20am: Divine Service.

10.35pm: Sounded, no bottom, reached 200 fathoms wire. 10.45pm: Altered course N1E. Sounded, no bottom 200 fathoms wire.

11.23pm: Mocha Island Light sighted bearing S79E (magnetic).

[Course and Distance made good: Various 31 miles + 112 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position 10 miles West of Mocha Island N 3 00 W, 104.5 miles]

[Wind northerly then north westerly, force 4 for most of am, force 4-5 to 6 in pm, sea state rough in pm; weather cloudy, noon temperature 53F, sea temperature 52F]


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27 August 1917

From Ancud, at Sea and Coronel

Lat -37.03, Long -73.20 [estimated]

8.11am: Morro Cansado, Santa Maria Island abeam distant 4.25 miles, altered course S81E.

9.15am: B group guns crews at spotting exercise.

10.0am: Housed Patent Log. WT doors closed for Submarine and Night Defence Stations.

10.16am: Puchoco Point Light House abeam 8 Cables, altered course N45E. 10.21am: Speed reduced as requisite.

10.28am: Cast anchor in 9.5 fathoms veered to 9 Shackles on Port Bower.

[Anchored Coronel Bay] [Anchor Bearing (magnetic) Puchoco Point Light House S85W, Distant 1 mile]

10.30am: Port officials visited ship.

1.0pm: Captain left for shore.

3.10pm: Captain returned with HBM Vice Consul.

6.15pm: Darkened ship. Guns crews closed up for Submarine and Night Defence.

6.40pm: Commenced patrol with motor launch.

8.0pm: Patrol, Sentry’s and guns crews relieved.

10.0pm: Anchor bearings frequently verified.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 222 miles]


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28 August 1917

At Coronel and Talcahuano

Lat -36.85, Long -73.25

3.0am: Motor launch patrolling round ship.

6.0am: Daylight. Guns crews dismissed, patrol discontinued.

9.45am: Hove Short.

10.25am: Anchor weighed and proceeded at 54 Revs.

10.32am: Puchoco Point Light House bearing North (True) distant 7 cables. Set course N71W. Log streamed.

11.2am: Altered course N13W.

11.17am: Passed SS “Freda” steering South.

0.53pm: Hualpen Point Light House abeam distant 2.3 miles.

2.5pm: Altered course N75E. Log housed.

2.25pm: Quiriquina Island Light House abeam distant 1.7 miles, altered course S22E.

3.30pm: Cast anchor in 35 feet of water veered to 6 Shackles on Port Bower.

[Anchored Talcahuano]

4.5pm: Officer of guard visited Chilian Cruiser Blanco Encalada.

6.0pm: Darkened ship, guns crews closed up.

6.15pm: Motor launch commenced patrol.

7.30pm: Motor launch left for shore, gig taking on patrol.

9.0pm: Motor launch returned and resumed patrol, gig hoisted inboard.

11.0pm: Anchor bearings frequently verified.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 14.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position in 36 36 S, 73 11 W, N20E, 16 miles]


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29 August 1917

At Talcahuano

Lat -36.70, Long -73.10 [estimated]

3.0am: Anchor bearings checked.

4.0am: Patrol, Sentry’s and guns crews relieved.

6.0am: Patrol discontinued, guns crews dismissed. Hands called.

9.45am: Captain left ship.

10.6am: Collier “Helredale” arrived and anchored.

11.15am: Captain returned.

1.15pm: Commenced discharging ammunition.

2.30pm: Boat routine as requisite.

6.15pm: Darkened ship and commenced patrol with motor launch.

10.0pm: Boat routine as requisite.

11.0pm: Motor launch patrolling round ship.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 30 miles]


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30 August 1917

From Coronel, at Talcahuano

Lat -36.70, Long -73.10

1.15am: A steamer arrived - anchored.

3.10am: SS “Inca” left.

6.0am: Ceased patrol. Daylight. Hands called.

am: Hands employed painting ship.

pm: Hands employed painting ship outside.

2.15pm: SS “Myrtle Branch” sailed. Boat Routine as requisite.

5.15pm: Ammunition lighter towed away and secured to buoy.

5.47pm: Sunset.

6.0pm: Darkened ship.

6.30pm: Commenced patrol.

7.0pm: Dockyard fitters left for shore.

10.0pm: Boat routine as requisite.

10.50pm: SS “Inca” arrived.

Midnight: All officers returned from leave.


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31 August 1917

From Coronel, at Talcahuano

Lat -36.70, Long -73.10

2.0am: Motor launch on patrol Service throughout.

3.0am: Anchor bearings frequently verified. Permanent WT doors reported correct.

6.0am: Discontinued patrol.

7.15am: Dockyard fitters arrived on board.

7.45am: Hands fall in and resume painting ship.

10.20am: Starboard anchor dropped underfoot.

pm: Hands employed painting ship.

6.0pm: Sentry placed on ammunition lighter.

6.15pm: Darkened ship. Commenced patrol.

8.30pm: Rounds correct. Patrol discontinued owing to weather conditions.

Midnight: All sentry’s [sic] relieved.


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LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1917


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for September 1917]

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

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[Page not filled in]


[Log page for 30th September was here, now relocated to end of month]


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1 September 1917

At Talcahuano

Lat -36.70, Long -73.10

1.30am: Sea boat returned and hoisted.

3.0am: Motor launch resumed patrol.

6.15am: Daylight. Patrol discontinued.

7.35am: Dockyard workmen returned on board.

8.45am: Starboard anchor dropped underfoot.

am: Hands employed painting ship. Boat routine as requisite.

11.20am: SS “Cedar Branch” anchored.

1.30pm: Liberty men landed.

4.15pm: Communications tested.

5.44pm: Sunset. 5.50pm: Motor launch hoisted.

6.0pm: Darkened ship, anchor watch set.

6.40pm: Liberty men returned, all boats hoisted.

6.45pm: Veered to 8 Shackles on Port Bower and 2 on Starboard Bower.

8.30pm: Dockyard workmen left for shore.

9.0pm: Collier “Helredale” arrived and anchored.

10.0pm: Received mail from collier.


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2 September 1917

At Talcahuano

Lat -36.70, Long -73.10

2.0am: Anchor bearings frequently verified.

4.0am: Sentry on ammunition lighter relieved.

6.10am: Daylight. Sentry on ammunition lighter withdrawn.

7.30am: Workmen from dockyard arrived.

10.0am: Divisions and prayers. Steam launch “Muriel” carrying on Boat routine.

pm: Boat routine being carried out by steam launch “Muriel”.

3.0pm: Anchor bearings checked.

5.15pm: Collier shifted berth closer inshore.

6.0pm: Darkened ship.

6.50pm: Sentry placed on ammunition lighter.

8.0pm: Sentries relieved.

9.30pm: Steam tug “Muriel” doing boat routine.

[Wind mostly northerly, force 4-5 or 5 in am, force 5-6 to 7 in pm, rain or showers all day, noon air and sea temperature 53F]


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3 September 1917

At Talcahuano

Lat -36.70, Long -73.10

2.0am: Anchor bearings frequently verified.

7.15am: Dockyard workmen boarded.

am: Hands employed on Saturday routine. Boat routine carried out by Steam tug “Muriel”. Ships position verified.

0.30pm: Weighed starboard anchor and hove in to six shackles on port.

1.30pm: Water boat arrived alongside.

4.25pm: Water-boat cast off.

5.30pm: Motor launch resumed routine trips.

6.0pm: Water boat alongside.

9.50pm: Water boat cast off.

11.0pm: Patrol round ship carried on by motor-launch and gig.

[Northerly wind force 8-9 to 7 until 8am, with rough sea and rain, wind and sea moderating considerably in pm]


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4 September 1917

At Talcahuano

Lat -36.70, Long -73.10

6.0am: Daylight. Patrol discontinued and sentry removed from Ammunition barge.

7.45am: Hands fall in and resume painting ship. Dockyard workmen boarded.

am: Boat routine as requisite. Hands employed painting ship. Receiving fresh water throughout.

2.15pm: Governor of Talcahuano boarded.

5.30pm: Nos 5 and 7 boats hoisted.

5.45pm: Sunset; Darkened ship. Sentries posted and commenced patrol. Receiving fresh water throughout.

10.0pm: Anchor bearings checked. Boat routine as requisite.

Midnight: All sentries and patrol relieved.


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5 September 1917

At Talcahuano

Lat -36.70, Long -73.10

6.0am: Daylight. Patrol discontinued.

9.5am: Veered to 8 Shackles on port bower, dropped starboard anchor and veered two shackles.

am: Steam tug “Muriel” running boat routine.

pm: Mr Wythe (Chief Steward). Did return on board, drunk and incapable of performing his duty. [Signed] W Whythe.

2.45pm: Weighed starboard anchor and shortened in to 6 Shackles on port.

5.0pm: Dockyard workmen left for shore.

5.15pm: Commenced receiving stores.

5.50pm: Sunset. Sentry placed on ammunition barge.

6.20pm: Darkened ship, commenced patrol.

8.0pm: Finished receiving stores.

8.30pm: Rounds correct. Chief Steward Whythe placed under arrest.

10.30pm: Motor launch patrolling ship.


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6 September 1917

At Talcahuano

Lat -36.70, Long -73.10

6.0am: Patrol discontinued, sentry recalled from ammunition barge.

10.30am: Commenced receiving ammunition.

1.30pm: Landed liberty men.

2.30pm: Football party landed.

3.10pm: Finished receiving ammunition.

6.0pm: Engine room stores received from dockyard.

6.15pm: Darkened ship. Captain returned on board.

6.40pm: Liberty men and football party returned.

7.15pm: Captain left ship. Seven absentees returned on board.

8.30pm: Patrol not possible owing to weather conditions.

Midnight: Starboard anchor dropped and veered to 7 Shackles on Port.

[Northerly wind force 6 in evening, rain or showers all day]


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7 September 1917

At Talcahuano

Lat -36.70, Long -73.10

7.0am: Water launch alongside.

7.30am: Weighed starboard anchor.

10.45am: Completed receiving of fresh water. Port sea boat hoisted.

11.15am: Admiral commanding dockyard visited ship and left at 11.35.

1.0pm: Commenced to weigh. 1.15pm: Anchor aweigh and proceeded, courses as requisite, 54 Revs.

1.25pm: Opened WT doors in Engine room.

1.28pm: Belen Shoal Light House bearing East (True) distant 5 cables, set course N16E. Log streamed.

1.52pm: Altered course N12W.

2.5pm: Quiriquina Island Light House abeam distant 8 Cables. 2.10pm: Altered course S74W.

2.41pm: Tumbes Point Light House abeam distant 1.5 miles.

4.0pm: Altered course N12W. 4.5pm: “Helredale” sighted leaving Concepcion Bay.

5.35pm: Altered course N3E, collier taking station 1 mile astern.

6.0pm: Darken ship, guns crews closed up.

6.7pm: Quiriquina Island Light abeam distant 12 miles.

8.30pm: Sighted steamer bearing green 30 degrees bound South.

10.50pm: Sighted steamer bearing Red 15 degrees bound South.


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8 September 1917

From Talcahuano, at Sea

Lat -34.89, Long -72.73

1.30am: Sighted Cape Carranza Light bearing N26E (magnetic).

4.52am: Cape Carranza Light abeam distant 12.5 miles, Log 107.

11.0am: Quarters clean guns.

0.20pm: Sighted steamer bearing N65E bound North.

0.55pm: Sighted steamer bearing S50E bound North.

10.10pm: Observed steamer bearing green 15 degrees bound South.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 145 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position 10 miles West of Curamilla [Curaumilla] Point Light House N 20 48 E, 114.3 miles]


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9 September 1917

From Talcahuano, at Sea

Lat -32.90, Long -71.93

4.0am: Sighted Cape Curaumilla Light bearing N40E (magnetic).

9.0am: Altered course to close collier.

9.24am: Set course N86E.

9.53am: Altered course to close collier. 9.55am: Stopped, housed log.

10.5am: Despatched sea boat with engineer officers (2) to collier.

10.30am: Sea boat returned and hoisted. 10.35am: Proceeded on course N86E, log streamed, 48 Revs.

11.23am: Altered course various also revs to close collier, log housed.

11.26am: Despatched sea boat to bring back engineer officers.

11.50am: Sea boat returned and hoisted. Noon: Proceeded on Course N11W, 54 Revs.

9.15pm: Altered course S15E.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 140 miles]


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10 September 1917

From Talcahuano, at Valparaiso

Lat -33.02, Long -71.63 [estimated]

8.45am: Observed Collier “Helredale” making for Harbour.

9.40am: Hauled in patent log 87.4. 10.3am: Closed WT doors for Submarine and Night Defence. 10.6am: Slow and various courses.

10.12am: Stopped. 10.26am: Let go starboard anchor 40 fathoms, 9 shackles. 10.33am: Rung off.

[Anchor] [Bearings: Angeles Point S30W, Naval School S44W, Head SxE, deviation 3.5 E]

10.40am: Received officials. Motor Boat carrying out routine.

1.30pm: Liberty men and Hospital party left.

2.0pm: Water boat made fast alongside.

3.50pm: Another water boat made fast.

5.25pm: Chilean Steamer “Don Louis” [probably Don Luis] left.

6.40pm: Liberty men and hospital party returned.

9.45pm: Water boat alongside.

10.30pm: Boat routine carried out.

Midnight: Guns crews closed up and relieved. Anchor bearings verified.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 186 miles]


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11 September 1917

At [and leaving] Valparaiso

Lat -32.85, Long -71.63

1.50am: Water boat alongside.

6.0am: Hands called, guns crews fall out.

8.20am: Hands fall in painting ship.

am: Motor Boat carrying out routine.

9.30am: Hove short to 4 shackles.

10.35am: Weighed anchor. Motor boat returned and hoisted. Chilean engineer officers visited ship and left.

10.40am: Engines as required. 10.57am: Half speed. 10.59am: Opened WT doors. 11.3am: Course N15W, 60 revs.

11.34am: Streamed log.

0.10pm: Observed CSAV [Compañia Sudamericana de Vapores] SS bound South.

4.42pm: Altered course North, log 49.1 to close Collier.

5.55pm: Sunset. 6.15pm: Darkened ship, gun lookouts placed.

11.55pm: Observed SS bearing green 30 degrees Steering South.

[Course and Distance made good: N5W, 10 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position 10 miles West Maitencillo, N5W, 95 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 2615 tons]


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12 September 1917

From Valparaiso, at Sea and Tongoi Bay

Lat -30.23, Long -71.54 [estimated]

0.45am: Observed SS bearing N15E bound South.

2.10am: Observed Langua [Lengua] de Vaca bearing N50E.

3.43am: Lengua de Vaca abeam distant 10 miles.

5.50am: Increased to 60 Revs, passed Three Chilean Destroyers bound South, “Condell” [probably Almirante Condell], “Jarpa” [probably Capitán Merino Jarpa] and Thompson [probably Thomson, listed here].

6.56am: Lengua de Vaca abeam distant 2.3 miles.

7.10am: Altered course S67E. 7.18am Hoisted Log.

7.29am: Courses various, engines as required for anchoring. 7.30am: Commenced to lower port anchor and secured 11 shackles in 65 fathoms. 7.43am: Finished with engines.

[Anchor Bearings: Head S67E, [deviation] 1E, Chimney S68E, Lengua de Vaca Light House S54W]

8.15am: SS Helredale secured alongside Starboard side, rolling badly.

10.52am: Commenced Coaling.

Noon: Dinner.

0.40pm: Resumed Coaling.

3.30pm: Stopped coaling for tea. Anchor bearings verified.

4.0pm: Resumed coaling.

6.0pm: Finished coaling.

6.20pm: “Helredale” left and proceeded to anchorage. 6.50pm: “Helredale” anchored.

7.35pm: Observed SS bearing WSW bound North.

9.55pm: Observed lights of steamer proceeding South bear[ing] N62W.

10.15pm: Steamer bearing West steering South.

Midnight: Anchor bearings checked.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 168 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 2940 tons]


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13 September 1917

At Tongoi Bay

Lat -30.23, Long -71.54

5.30am: First coaling party called.

5.40am: Helredale weighed.

6.0am: Lowered port sea boat.

6.5am: First coaling party left for Helredale.

6.20am: Hoisted port sea boat.

7.0am: Lowered No 6.

8.0am: Second coaling party left “Helredale” proceeded in accordance with signal.

9.0am: CSAV steamer passed Lengua de Vaca steering North.

10.15am: Shortened in to 5 shackles. Course and speed as required for shifting berth.

10.55am: Veered to 11 shackles and secured.

[Anchor Bearings: Head S26W, 4E, Chimney Tongoi S70E, Lengua de Vaca Light House S51W]

Noon: Small Chilean steamer passed steering North.

0.5pm: Relief bunkering party left for “Helredale”.

0.40pm: Relieved party returned.

2.30pm: Ordered steam for quarter hour notice on starboard engine.

4.0pm: Relief party left.

4.30pm: Relieved party returned.

5.55pm: Sunset, darkened ship.

6.30pm: Coaling party returned and hoisted No 6. Anchor bearings frequently verified.

11.0pm: Steam vessel unknown bear[ing] North 1.5 degrees steering South.


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14 September 1917

At Tongoi Bay and Coquimbo

Lat -30.03, Long -71.50

6.15am: Observed “Helredale” bearing NW.

7.55am: Tug with 3 masted hulk in tow anchored bearing S32W.

10.0am: Prepared for sea.

10.10am: “Helredale” proceeded in execution of previous orders.

10.15am: Weigh anchor. 10.47am: Anchor aweigh. 10.50am: Half ahead.

10.55am: Observed SS bound North.

10.58am: Increased to 58 Revs, Course N11E. 10.59am: Streamed log.

1.20pm: Closed WT doors. 1.35pm: Slow both engines and helm as required.

1.38pm: Let go port anchor in 8 fathoms with 5 shackles. 1.45pm: Rang off.

[Anchor Bearings: Head S40W, 4E, Church Spire S39W, Pelicanos Rock N49W]

2.5pm: Captain of port boarded.

2.15pm: British Consul boarded.

2.40pm: Captain left in Motor Boat.

2.50pm: Chilean SS “Arau” [or Aran] left.

3.0pm: OOG boarded.

3.20pm: OOG visited Chilean MOW [Man of War] “Urizzuriz” [probably Presidente Errazuriz].

6.0pm: Sunset, darkened ship.

6.30pm: Officers returned from shore.

8.0am: Stations for leaving harbour, weigh anchor. 8.7pm: Anchor aweigh, engines as required for leaving Harbour.

8.12pm: Anchor secured. 8.13pm: Half ahead, opened WT doors. 8.16pm: Course N9W.

8.30pm: Altered course N57W, streamed log.

9.40pm: Observed Pajoros [Pajaros] Light N27W.

11.13pm: Pajoros Light abeam 5.6 miles, log 20.4.

[Course and Distance made good: N21E, 11 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To Coquimbo Various 13 miles]


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15 September 1917

From Coquimbo, at Sea

Lat -27.90, Long -71.70

2.25am: Chanaral Light N30E.

3.43am: Chanaral Light abeam 7 miles, log 57.8, altered course N1W.

8.20am: Hands fall in Saturday routine.

5.55pm: Sunset. 6.20pm: Darkened ship, gun lookouts placed.

11.0pm: Ship reported properly darkened. 11.15pm: Guns crews closed up.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 122 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position 8 miles West True From Tetas Point N11E, 266 miles]

[Southerly or south westerly wind force 4 to 6, sea rough through middle of day, weather mostly fine, noon air and sea temperature 56F]


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16 September 1917

Lat -24.53, Long -70.95

5.35am: Reported daylight.

10.25am: Divine Service held.

6.0pm: Sunset. 6.15pm: Darkened ship.

9.40pm: Observed Angamos Light bearing N72E.

10.20pm: Angamos Light abeam 8 miles, log 87.9, altered course N56E.

11.40pm: Angamos Light abeam 7.5 miles, Log 99.9, altered course N6W. Reduced to 42 Revs.

[Course and Distance made good: N11E, 206 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: N8E, 92 miles, To Position 8 miles West True From Angamos Point]


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17 September 1917

From Coquimbo, at Mejillones Bay

Lat -23.01, Long -70.47 [estimated]

6.0am: Hands fall in prepare for coaling.

6.53am: Stop. Hauled in log 50.3, closed WT doors.

7.0am: Lowered Port anchor 11 shackles 60 fathoms water. 7.6am: Secured. Finished with engines.

[Anchor Bearings: Head S10E, White Rock S70E, Blanca Island S47W]

8.30am: Collier “Helredale” alongside.

8.55am: Finished securing.

11.50am: Small Tug bearing SW steering into Mejillones.

Noon: Dinner, stopped coaling.

0.40pm: Resumed coaling.

1.15pm: Observed SS bound North.

5.30pm: Observed SS bound North.

6.15pm: Finished coaling for day.

6.20pm: Collier “Helredale” cast off.

Midnight: Ships position verified.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 150 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 2725 tons]


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18 September 1917

At Mejillones Bay

Lat -23.00, Long -70.36

5.55am: Hands fall in for coaling.

6.30am: Collier “Helredale” secured alongside.

6.40am: Commenced coaling.

10.0am: Steam vessel 4 masts, 1 funnel, letter L in red band, white band above and below cleared Mejillones steering South.

5.58pm: Reported sunset.

6.15pm: Finished coaling for the day.

6.20pm: Collier “Helredale” cast off and proceeded to patrol.

8.0pm: Lookouts placed.

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 2705 + 704 Received = 3410 Tons]


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19 September 1917

From Mejillones Bay to Mejillones, at Sea

Lat -23.07, Long -70.43 [estimated]

4.30am: Observed light presumably on Collier.

4.40am: Observed SS bound South.

5.25am: Called hands, signalled Collier to come alongside.

6.15am: Ordered Collier off and prepared for sea.

9.12am: Commenced to heave short. 9.20am: Stand by. 9.27am: Anchor aweigh, hove up gig.

9.30am: Engines and helm as necessary. 9.40am: Course S14W.

10.30am: Helm and engines as necessary. 10.31am: Let go port anchor in 21 fathoms with 8 shackles. 10.34am: Rang off engines, lowered Motor Boat and gig.

[Bearings: Head S20W, [Deviation] 4E, Chimney S33W, Angamos Point N53W]

0.40pm: Hands to stations. Commenced heaving in.

[Draft Leaving Mejillones: Aft 24ft 10in, Forward 26ft 0in]

1.3pm: Anchor aweigh. Course and speed as requisite. 1.6pm: Streamed log, set Course N6W, Revs 54, open Engine Room WT doors.

1.31pm: Angamos Point abeam, log 3.9.

4.15pm: Evening Quarters. 4.30pm: Exercised Fire stations and abandon ship.

5.57pm: Reported sunset. SS bearing S35W bound North.

6.20pm: Darkened ship, gun lookouts placed.

6.30pm: Observed lights of Tocapilla [Tocopilla] bearing N54E.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 10 miles]


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20 September 1917

From Mejillones to Iquique

Lat -20.20, Long -70.15 [estimated]

5.35am: Daylight, land visible.

7.10am: Observed SS S20E bound North.

8.5am: Altered course N70E.

8.10am: Observed SS bound for Iquique.

9.15am: Hauled in log.

9.28am: Slow both, helm and engines as requisite.

9.34am: Let go port anchor in 20 fathoms with 9 shackles. 9.45am: Rang off engines. Lowered Motor Boat and gig.

[Anchor Bearings: Head SE, Clock Tower S20E, Lighthouse S11W]

11.40am: Lowered No 2 boat.

1.30pm: Liberty men left ship. Motor Boat carrying out routine.

1.40pm: SS “Maipo” entered.

6.0pm: Liberty men returned, hoisted sea boat and gig.

6.50pm: Hove short 4 shackles.

7.5pm: Captain and all officers returned.

7.30pm: Commenced to weigh, hoisted Motor Boat. 7.37pm: Weigh anchor, engines and helm as required. 7.41pm: Anchor aweigh, opened Engine Room WT doors, work up to 68 Revs, Course N33W.

7.50pm: Streamed log.

11.5pm: Guns crews closed up.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 173 miles]

[Weather fine and quiet, noon temperature 71F, sea temperature 62F]


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21 September 1917

From Iquique to Mollendo, at Sea

Lat -17.23, Long -71.89

5.40am: Reported daylight, placed lookouts.

7.40am: Observed land (Coles Point) bearing N5E.

9.3am: Coles Point abeam distant 12 miles, log 61.7.

9.10am: General Quarters. 9.50am: Dispersed.

10.0am: Engine Room WT doors correct, hands employed painting. 10.5am: Altered course N35W.

10.17am: Clocks -17 minutes.

11.58am: Mejies Point [Punta de Mejia] abeam distant 7.4 miles, log 201, altered course N40W.

1.0pm: Helm and engines as required for entering Harbour.

1.14pm: Captain of Port boarded.

1.40pm: Captain of Port left.

1.47pm: Half ahead both. 1.50pm: Course S54W, Revs 54, Opened Engine Room WT doors. 1.53pm: Streamed log.

4.10pm: Altered course N65W, log 21.

4.30pm: Warrant read on Firemen Stewart and Nelson.

8.55pm: Observed SS bearing S70W bound South.

6.15pm: Darkened ship, guns crews closed up and stand by.

10.17pm: Sounded night action stations. 10.35pm: Disperse.

[Course and Distance made good: N29W, 206 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To Mollendo N36W, 14 miles]


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22 September 1917

From Mollendo to Sea

Lat -15.48, Long -75.22

2.10am: Passed SS bound East.

5.50am: Observed land on Starboard beam.

6.30am: Hands falls in (Saturday routine).

0.5pm: Observed Collier “Helredale” bearing green 2 degrees.

1.20pm: “Helredale” took station 1 mile astern.

1.35pm: Observed SS steering ESE.

4.25pm: Observed 4 masted barque bound South. 4.29pm: Altered course N60E to close Barque, log 32, increased 68 Revs.

5.30pm: Observed vessel to be (“Star of Poland”) American. 5.32pm: Altered course S51W, Log 42.5. Reduced 54 Revs.

6.26pm: Altered course N68W, Reduced 36 revs, log 50.5.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 215 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: N58W, 13 miles To Position Lat 15 21 S, Long 75 25 W]


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23 September 1917

From Mollendo to Sea, at San Nicolas Bay

Lat -15.25, Long -75.24 [estimated]

1.40am: Altered course S75E, log 94, increased 44 Revs.

9.4am: Altered course to close “Helredale” swinging on Port helm.

10.20am: Divine Service.

11.35am: Course and speed as requisite.

11.47am: Dropped Port anchor in 10 fathoms. 11.55am: Secured 8 shackles, finished with engines.

1.15pm: Collier “Helredale” anchored.

1.30pm: Motor Boat and gig left with Officers for landing.

4.15pm: Evening quarters, hove starboard anchor over ready for letting go.

6.0pm: Sunset, darken ship, hove up Motor Boat, gig and lower half of ladder.

7.30pm: Permanent WT doors reported correct. Anchor bearings verified.

Midnight: Guns crews closed up and relieved.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 163 miles

[Anchor Bearings; Head S61E, Morro S61E, Gap S42W, Rock S67W]


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24 September 1917

At San Nicolas Bay

Lat -15.25, Long -75.24

7.30am: Observed HMS “Avoca”.

7.50am: “Helredale” underway.

8.27am: HMS “Avoca” anchored.

8.45am: Captain left.

9.0am: Lowered port sea boat and No 5 and 6.

10.15am: Hove short. 10.30am: Anchor aweigh, engines and helm as requisite for shifting billet.

10.54am: Dropped port anchor in 18 fathoms water. 11.0am: Secured at 8 shackles and Finished with engines.

11.5am: Court of inquiry commenced.

0.50am: Court of Inquiry adjourned for lunch.

1.45am: Hoisted No 5.

1.55am: Court of Inquiry resumed.

2.30pm: Received 16 Ratings from “Avoca”.

4.5pm: Court of Inquiry finished. Hoisted No 6 boat.

5.45pm: Hoisted No 2 boat.

6.0pm: Sunset, darken ship, hands shift into night clothing.

11.15pm: Gig returned and hoisted.

Midnight: Guns crews closed up and relieved.

[Anchor Bearings: Head South, Gap S2W, Rock S53W, Morro S68E]


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25 September 1917

From San Nicolas Bay to Callao

Lat -15.25, Long -75.24

8.30am: Lowered gig.

9.15am: Articles of war and Court Martial returns read.

11.0am: Captain left for “Avoca”.

1.40pm: Officers from “Avoca” returned.

3.30pm: Captain returned from “Avoca”.

4.0pm: Stations for leaving harbour, commenced to heave in. 4.3pm: Hove up gig.

4.12pm: Anchor aweigh, slow ahead starboard. Half astern port. 4.14pm: Anchor up, engines and helm as necessary.

4.22pm: Half speed ahead both at 68 Revs, opened WT doors. 4.26pm: Set Course N77W, streamed log.

5.3pm: Beware Point abeam 2 miles, log 8.3, altered course N62W.

6.50pm: Sea boats crew exercised, set gun lookouts.

6.55pm: Observed SS bearing N60W, bound ESE.


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26 September 1917

From San Nicolas Bay to Callao

Lat -12.05, Long -77.27

2.40am: Observed SS Red 40 [degrees] steering South.

5.45am: Daylight and posted masthead lookout.

5.50am: Observed schooner bearing N60E bound South.

6.40am: Observed schooner bearing NxE bound north north westerly direction.

11.30am: Palominos Light House abeam 3.5 miles, log 34.4.

0.39pm: Let go Port anchor in 6.5 fathoms, 5 shackles. 0.43pm: Rang off. 0.50pm: Secured.

[Anchor Bearings: Head East, Church Spire N87E, Mole N67E, SE end Fronten [Fronton] Island S10W]

1.10pm: Received Port Officials.

1.40pm: Received OOG.

2.0pm: Liberty men landed. 2.10pm: Lowered starboard sea boat.

6.0pm: Sunset. Darken ship.

7.0pm: All Boats hoisted.

7.45pm: SS “Kenuta” left. . Permanent WT doors correct.

10.15pm: Water boat alongside.

Midnight: Guns crews closed up and relieved.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 239 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To Callao Various 6 miles]


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27 September 1917

From Callao to Payta

Lat -12.07, Long -77.18 [estimated]

1.30am: Captain and all officers on board, water boat left.

9.0am: Divisions and Prayers. Hands employed painting ship.

10.0am: “Circassian Prince” anchored. Peruvian barque “Claudina” [listed here as Clan Ferguson] left.

[Draft Callao: Forward 23’ 6”, Aft 25’ 11”]

0.7pm: Hove short. 0.15pm: Weighed anchor. 0.18pm: Aweigh, engines as requisite.

0.22pm: Anchor secured, open WT doors. Work up to 68 Revs. 0.25pm: Course N45W. 0.27pm: Streamed log.

2.50pm: Observed SS “Oriana” [listed here] ahead.

3.16pm: Swung to port to follow and signal. 3.25pm: Resumed original Course and proceeded.

4.40pm: Mazorca Light House abeam 1.8 miles, log 52.1.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 6 miles]


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28 September 1917

From Callao to Payta

Lat -8.23, Long -80.10

5.50am: Daylight, posted masthead lookout.

7.0am: Observed Barquentine bearing N bound South.

8.0am to 8.44am: Swung ship for Deviations.

8.44am: Set Course N41W, log 49.

11.0am: Hands to Medical lecture.

4.30pm: Warrant No 89 read.

5.0pm: Observed Lobos de Afuera Island bearing NxW0.75W.

5.50pm: Swung ship for deviation.

6.8pm: Resumed Course.

7.11pm: Lobos de Afuera Light abeam 6.8 miles, log 86. Engine room WT doors correct. 7.15pm: Permanent WT doors correct.

10.5pm: Lobos de Tierra abeam 12 miles, log 15.1.

[Course and Distance made good: N34W, 284 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: N81W, 91 miles To Lobos de Afuera 10 miles West]


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29 September 1917

From Callao to Payta

Lat -5.45, Long -81.14W

5.25am: Observed SS “Waltham” bearing N5W bound East.

5.30am: Closed up guns crews.

5.50am: Altered course N60E, closed WT doors for Submarine and Night Defence. 6.0am: Hauled in log.

6.21am: Increased to 56 Revs, opened WT doors. 6.24am: Streamed log.

6.30am: Hands fall in Saturday routine.

9.27am: Turned to port and increased to 68 Revs. 9.37am: Course S35W, log 10.

11.45am: Observed small SS bound North.

0.40pm: Observed Collier “Waltham” ahead.

1.13pm: Hauled in log 15. 1.15pm: Closed WT doors for Submarine and Night Defence. 1.17pm: Slow and various.

1.30pm: Boat left to bring case of cordite from “Waltham”.

2.15pm: Boat returned and hoisted. 2.25pm: Proceeded 68 Revs. Course N27W. Streamed log.

4.5pm: Observed Oil Tank bearing N5W bound West.

5.45pm: Slow both, engines and helm as necessary.

5.54pm: Let go Port anchor in 9 fathoms with 6 shackles. 5.56pm: Stop both. 6.0pm: Rang off engines.

[Anchor Bearings: Head S10E, Church S8E, Oil Tank S49E, Telegraph Point S84W]

6.12pm: Sunset, darken ship, sentrys [sic] placed.

6.15pm: Captain of Port boarded.

6.30pm: Captain of Port left and Consul boarded.

7.15pm: Consul left.

8.0pm: Guns crews closed up (sea routine).

8.30pm: Rounds correct. Bearings verified.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 239 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position 10 miles West from Pisura Point S4E, 20 miles]


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30 September 1917

At Payta [and at Sechura Bay, though not specified in log]

Lat -5.06, Long -81.10 [estimated]

0.40am: British Tanker “Argos” left.

2.0am: Guns crews closed up. Bearings verified.

6.55am: SS “Huallaca” (Peru) [probably Huallaga] anchored.

9.45am: Captain left to pay Official visit.

10.0am: Divisions. 10.20am: Divine Service.

10.45am: “Huallaca” left.

11.0pm: Captain returned, hoisted gig.

0.45pm: Stations for going out of Harbour, commenced to shorten in cable. 0.54pm: Stand by engines.

1.4pm: Anchor aweigh, half astern Starboard. 1.6pm: Slow ahead Port. 1.7pm: Anchor up and secured, engines and helm as necessary.

1.14pm: Half ahead both, 68 Revs, opened WT doors. 1.17pm: Course N40W. 1.21pm: Streamed log. 1.36pm: Course S82W.

2.45pm: Observed Two masted schooner bearing SW bound SE.

5.10pm: Observed HMS Lancaster. Challenged replied correct.

6.10pm: Course and Speed as requisite to take up berth. 6.17pm: Housed log.

6.21pm: Dropped Port anchor 22 fathoms and veered to 11 shackles. 6.36pm: Finished with engines (Sentry placed).

[Anchor Bearings: Head ESE, [Deviation] 0.5E, Pisura Point S45W, Mount Illescas [Cerro Illescas] S8E]

8.0pm: Guns crews closed up (sea routine).

9.45pm: Hoisted gig.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 62 miles]


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LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1917


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for October 1917]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed by JW Thompson, Navigating Officer]

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1 October 1917

At Sechura Bay

Lat -5.77, Long -81.04 [estimated]

1.30am: Guns crews closed up. Sea boats crew exercised.

4.0am: Guns crews closed up and relieved.

9.45am: Major of Marines received and inspected Marines kit.

11.0am: Major of Marines left. Hands painting ship and transporting oil to “Lancaster”.

1.10pm: Watch fall in, engaged in discharging stores to “Lancaster”.

3.0pm: Hoisted No 5 boat.

3.20pm: Hands to stations for leaving harbour, commenced to heave short.

3.25pm: Stand by. 3.49pm: Anchor aweigh, half speed both, 68 Revs. Open WT doors.

3.56pm: Set Course N36W, streamed log.

6.25pm: Sunset. 6.30pm: Exercised sea boats crew. Darkened ship.

6.50pm: Turned to port to examine SS, switched on Navigation Lights.

7.3pm: Resumed Course.

9.0pm: Observed Parinas Light bearing N28E.

9.30pm: Same at 8 miles. 9.40pm: Altered course North, log 71.

Midnight: Guns crews closed up and relieved.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 55 miles]


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2 October 1917

From Sechura Bay to Santa Eleana [Elena]

Lat -2.19, Long -80.93 [rough estimate]

5.50am: Daylight, guns crews fallen out.

8.45am: Observed Santa Eleana [Santa Elena] Light House bearing N32E. 8.55am: Altered course N16E.

am: Hands painting ship.

10.54am: Slow and Various, hauled in log.

11.0am: Let go Port anchor and 6 shackles in 7 fathoms water. 11.5am: Secured. Rang off.

Noon: Gig left for shore.

[Anchor Bearings: Head S45E, Salt Works S43E, Chepillo Point [possibly Punta Chulluype] S43W]

1.15pm: Commenced to heave in short.

1.40pm: Stations for leaving harbour. 1.43pm: Stand by. 1.50pm: Gig returned and hoisted and anchor aweigh, half speed both and commenced to work up to 70 Revs, opened WT doors.

1.57pm: Course N21W, streamed log.

2.10pm: Observed SS bearing N15E bound South.

6.10pm: Passed American SS “Evelyn” [probably Evelyn (1) listed here] bound South.

6.20pm: La Plata Island abeam distant 6 miles.

6.25pm: Exercised sea boats crew, darken ship. 6.26pm: Altered course N17E, log 56.6.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 232 miles]


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3 October 1917

From Santa Eleana [sic] to San Juan del Sur

Lat 2.20, Long -81.23

4.45am: Observed SS bound South.

7.26am: Altered course N36W, log 25.7.

7.45am: Observed SS bound SW.

am: Hands painting ship.

11.0am: Mustered sea boats crew. Clock corrected -5 minutes.

2.40pm: Navigation lights tested, clocks corrected -5 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 283 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To Position 10 miles True From Morro Hermoso N31W, 537 miles]


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4 October 1917

From Santa Eleana [sic] to San Juan del Sur

Lat 6.57, Long -83.62

5.45am: Daylight, guns crews fallen out.

am: Hands painting ship.

9.20am: Clocks corrected -5 minutes.

5.58pm: Sunset.

6.20pm: Darkened ship, gun lookouts placed.

6.45pm: Switched on navigation lights.

8.0pm and Midnight: Guns crews closed up and relieved.

[Course and Distance made good: N29W, 301 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: 15 miles West True From Morro Hermoso N34W, 240 miles]

[Relatively light winds, rain at times, noon temperature 73F, sea temperature 79F]


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5 October 1917

From Santa Eleana [sic] to San Juan del Sur

Lat 10.75, Long -86.08

6.45am: Passed American SS bound SE.

10.7am: Cape Velas abeam 5 miles, altered course N18W.

0.26pm: Little Bat Island abeam 5 miles, log 5.5, altered course N19E.

2.20pm: Hauled in log.

2.32pm: Slow both engines and helm as necessary, closed WT doors.

2.43pm: Let go port anchor in 14 fathoms. 2.49pm: Weigh anchor. 2.54pm: Aweigh shifting berth.

3.3pm: Let go port anchor in 13 fathoms with 9 shackles cable. 3.10pm: Rang off engines, posted sentries, lowered gig and ladder.

[Anchor Bearings: Head N23W, Lots Wife N23E, Mount N15E, Cable Hut N38E]

3.45pm: Covered guns.

5.30pm: Hove short. 5.40pm: Anchor aweigh, engines and helm as required to shift berth.

5.54pm: Dropped port anchor 22 fathoms. 6.0pm: Secured at 11 shackles finished with engines.

[Bearings] [Light House N88E, Lots Wife North, Head S70W]

6.20pm: Darkened ship.

11.30pm: Soundings taken every half hour.

Midnight: Guns crews closed up and relieved.

[Course and Distance made good: N30W, 294 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To San Juan del Sur, Various 33 miles]


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