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Minelayer, later Armed Merchant Cruiser, mercantile conversion

Pendant Nos. P.53 (1.15), N.76 (1.18), MI.25 (6.18). Built 1909, 12,130grt, 18kts. Fitted out as minelayer at Blackwall. Armament 4-4.7in, 1-3pdr AA, 600 mines. In service from 6.1.15, on 6 operations, laid 3000 mines. Converted to armed merchant cruiser with 8-6in, 2-6pdr AA. In service 27.5.16-19.10.19. 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:

Anecdotes and stories of her life can be found at http://petermanchester.me.uk/index.php?page=rmsorvieto


Map of mines laid during World War 1.

WW1 Mines Map
Copyright: Jim Crossley

By kind permission of Mr JIM CROSSLEY from his book
THE HIDDEN THREAT, THE STORY OF MINES AND MINES BY THE ROYAL NAVY IN WORLD WAR I
Edited by Pen and Sword

Black shapes denote the German laid mines. Grey shaped denotes the allied laid mines.
Underlined numbers are the number of mines laid by the allies, the other are German number of mines.
H.M.S. Orvieto laid her mines mostly in the Zeebrugge region.

THE VOYAGES OF HMS ORVIETO 1915-1918
(More detailed plots follow in the text)

JP map overview

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

THE VOYAGES OF HMS ORVIETO 1915

JP map Orvieto 1915

THE VOYAGES OF HMS ORVIETO
Operations on the Northern Patrol, between the UK and Iceland

JP map Orvieto Northern Patrol

LOGS FOR MARCH 1915


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8 March 1915

Millwall

Lat 51.494, Long -0.02

12.30 pm: Draft from Chatham arrived to commission ship.

1.30 pm: Captain Smyth R.N. joined ship. Hands employed hoisting in stores and as requisite stowing gear.


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9 March 1915

Millwall

Lat 51.494, Long -0.02

0 on sick list

10.0 am: Gunnery ratings working about guns, party fitting trippers etc. party about collision mats.

1.30 pm: Hands employed as in forenoon, party hoisting in stores.


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10 March 1915

Millwall

Lat 51.494, Long -0.02

0 on sick list

10.0 am: Hands employed getting in stores, fitting collision mats, fitting steam boats falls and boom gear.

2.0 pm: Hands employed as in forenoon.


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11 March 1915

Millwall

Lat 51.494, Long -0.02

0 on sick list

10.0 am: Hands employed about guns and fitting booms, mines and steam boats falls.

1.30 pm: Hands employed about stores and fitting gears.


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12 March 1915

Millwall

Lat 51.494, Long -0.02

0 on sick list

10.0 am: Hands employed fitting gear and cleaning ship.

1.0 pm: Hands employed fitting steam boats falls, trippers, bottom lines and about guns.

5.0 pm: 17 R.N.R. stokers joined ship.


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13 March 1915

Millwall

Lat 51.494, Long -0.02

0 on sick list

6.30 pm: 3 stokers R.N.R. joined ship.


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14 March 1915

From Millwall to Tilbury, or at Millwall.

Lat 51.494, Long -0.02

10.45 am: Slipped and proceeded into lock.

12.10 pm: Proceeded out of lock into river, proceeded down the river to Tilbury.

3.30 pm: Made fast in dry dock at Tilbury.

6.0 pm: 1 Stocker R.N.R. joined ship.


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15 March 1915

Tilbury

Lat 51.45, Long 0.35

0 on sick list

7.0 am: Ship docked down.

9.0 am: Hands employed refitting, gunners party employed about guns, etc.

1.0 pm: Hands employed stowing gear in holds and working about mining gear.

3.0 pm: Dock flooded.

5.0 pm: Shifted berth to alongside wharf.

6.0 pm: Hands employed working about mine wires.

7.0 pm: Mine lighters came alongside.

9.0 pm: Hands employed hoisting in ammunition and mines.

11.0 pm: Coaling ship.


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16 March 1915

Tilbury

Lat 51.45, Long 0.35

0 on sick list

1.0 am: Hands employed getting in ammunition.

2.30 am: Working party of 200 hands arrived with a Commander and Warrant officer in charge.

3.50 am: Finished getting in ammunition.

6.0 am: Coaling ship.

7.0 am: Hands employed hoisting in mines and stores.

11.0 am: 62 R.N.R. stokers joined ship.

1.30 pm: Hands employed hoisting in mines and sinkers.

Coaling ship.

6.0 pm: Hands employed hoisting in mines and sinkers. Parties drawing stores and hoisting them inboard.

Coaling ship.


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17 March 1915

Tilbury

Lat 51.45, Long 0.35

1 on sick list

1.0 am: Starboard watch hoisting in mines and sinkers. Coaling ship.

5.0 am: Port watch hoisting in mines and sinkers. Coaling ship.

9.0 am: Hands employed hoisting in mines, sinkers and stores and stowing the same.

1.30 pm: Hands employed hoisting in mines, sinkers and stores and stowing the same.

4.30 pm: 8 boys joined ship.

Coaling ship.

5.30 pm: Hands employed hoisting in mines, sinkers and stores and stowing the same. Party returning lifebelts and stores.

9.30 pm: Hands employed hoisting in mines, sinkers and stores, etc. and stowing the same.


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18 March 1915

From Tilbury to Sheerness, or at Tilbury

Lat 51.45, Long 0.35

1 on sick list

6.0 am: Hands employed hoisting in mines, sinkers and stores and stowing the same.

8.30 am: 3 stokers joined ship.

9.30 am: Hands employed hoisting in mines, sinkers and stores and stowing the same.

11.45 am: Slipped and proceeded through lock into stream.

1.0 pm: Proceeded as requisite down the Thames, round Nove Light Vessel and up to Sheerness.

3.45 pm: Made fast to No 12 buoy.

5.0 pm: Hands employed striking down ammunition and pistols.

8.30 pm: Lieutenant Commander Chichester joined ship for passage.


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19 March 1915

From Sheerness to Sea, or at Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

1 on sick list

7.30 am: Tugs started swinging ship for adjustment of compasses.

8.20 am: Mine lighter came alongside.

9.45 am: Finished swinging, tugs left.

10.0 am: Hands employed hoisting in mines and sinkers.

Stokers to Physical drill.

Landed working party in dockyard to draw stores.

1.0 pm: Hands employed hoisting in mines and sinkers and stowing them.

Parties employed hoisting in stores and placing hatches.

3.30 pm: 1Able Seaman and 1 stoker joined ship.

5.0 pm: Working party of 200 hands returned to depot.

6.35 pm: Slipped and proceeded as requisite out of harbour 10 knots.

8.42 pm: Tongue Light Vessel: abeam 1/2 mile. Altered course N85E.

9.24 pm: Altered course N40E.

9.50 pm: Kentish Knock Light Vessel: abeam.

10.40 pm: Altered course N70E.

11.0 pm: Altered course S72E.

Midnight: Sighted N. Hinder Light Vessel.


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20 March 1915

From Sheerness to Scapa Flow

Position at 8 am: Lat 53.56, Long 3.35

Position at Noon: Lat 54.61, Long 3.46

Position at 8 pm: Lat 56.86, Long 2.55

2 on sick list

12.35 am: Altered course N80E.

12.50 am: N. Hinder Light Vessel: abeam 1.4 mile.

2.0 am: Altered course N15E. Schouwen bank Light Vessel: S62E.

5.35 am: Commenced zig-zagging 2 point each way.

11.30 am: Altered course to avoid a trawler.

1.0 pm: Altered course N5E. Finished zigzagging.

4.0 pm: Quarters. Read Warrants Nos 1 and 2.

8.45 pm: Altered course N47W 13 1/2 knots.


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21 March 1915

From Sheerness to Scapa Flow, or at Scapa Flow

Position at 8 am: Lat 58.20, Long -1.60

Position at Noon: Lat 58.58, Long -2.90

3 on sick list

6.0 am: Carried out gun trials.

9.45 am: Sighted land on Port bow.

10.0 am: Increased to 17 knots, commenced zig-zagging.

1.30 pm: Course as requisite through Pentland Firth and Hoxa Sound, zig-zagging.

1.30 pm: Passed boom; stopped.

2.55 pm: Anchor in F.5. berth Scapa Flow. Veered 6 shackles.


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22 March 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

4 on sick list

9.0 am: Divisions. Read Prayers.

Hands employed working about mines and sinkers.

Parties sponging out guns and fitting boatropes and manropes.

1.0 pm: Hands employed placing pistols and whiskers on mines, cleaning guns and fitting boatropes and manropes.

5.0 pm: One ship's corporal joined ship.


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23 March 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

6 on sick list

9.0 am: Hands employed about mines and sinkers and as requisite.

1.30 pm: Hands employed about mines. Party drawing out magazines.


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24 March 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

6 on sick list

9.0 am: Hands employed about mines.

Gunners party about guns.

12.30 pm: Discharged to Hospital 2 ratings.

1.0 pm: Hands employed about mines

Gunners party about guns and magazines.

3.30 pm: 2 catamarans brought alongside from Cyclops.

8.30 pm: Placed guns crews and lookouts.


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25 March 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

4 on sick list

6.10 am: Collier made fast alongside.

7.30 am: Shore labourers arrived.

8.30 am: Commenced coaling.

5.30 pm: Shore labour left ship.

9.45 pm: Finished coaling Port side.

10.0 pm: Collier shoved off. Coal received 243 tons.


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26 March 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

4 on sick list

7.0 am: Collier arrived.

7.30 am: Shore labourers arrived.

Hands commenced coaling.

10.10 am: Mine carrier Harden made fast alongside Port side.

3.0 pm: Party hoisting in ante aircraft gun pedestals.

11.50 pm: Finished coaling, received 277 tons.


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27 March 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

5 on sick list

12.10 am: Collier cast off.

7.0 am: Overhauled and inspected coaling gear.

Starboard watch cooks cleaned mess deck.

9.0 am: Hands employed hoisting mines and sinkers out of fore holds into mine carrier Harden.

Party with gunners fitting up ante aircraft guns.

1.30 pm: Hands employed hoisting out mines and sinkers.

Parties employed fitting up ante aircraft guns and about hawsers.


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28 March 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

3 on sick list

6.0 am: Hands employed hoisting out mines and pistols.

9.0 am: Hands employed hoisting out mines and sinkers.

Party about steam boats falls.

1.30 pm: Hands employed hoisting out mines and sinkers.

Party employed about steam boats falls.

5.30 pm: Hands employed hoisting out mines, pistols and sinkers.


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29 March 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

2 on sick list

am and pm: Hands employed hoisting out mines, sinkers and pistols

5.20 pm: Mine carrier cast off.

5.36 pm: Grand Fleet commenced to weigh and proceed.


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30 March 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

2 on sick list

4.5 am: Grand Fleet commenced entering harbour.

6.20 am: Mine carrier Harden made fast alongside.

Hands employed hoisting out mines and sinkers.

10.30 am: Party with sailmaker making gun covers.

4.30 pm: One shipwright rejoined ship from hospital ship.

10.0 pm: Finished hoisting out mines from fore holds.


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31 March 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

2 on sick list

5.30 am: Hands employed shifting mine carrier aft alongside after hold.

7.0 am: Hands employed hoisting out mines and sinkers.

9.0 am: Hands employed hoisting out mines and sinkers from after hold into mine carrier Harden and stowing them there.

Hoisted motor boat out of Harden

Water tank alongside with boiler water.

1.30 pm: Hands employed hoisting out mines and sinkers.

Party hoisting out pistols.

Party hoisting motor boat.


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LOGS FOR APRIL 1915


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1 April 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

2 on sick list

6.15 am: Mine carrier cast off and anchored.

9.0 am: Hands employed about boats, L.T.O.S. about mines, gunners party about guns, cooks clean mess deck.

11.30 am: Mine-carrier Harden made fast alongside.

1.0 pm: Paid monthly settlement.

2.0 pm: Hands employed hoisting out mines and sinkers.

5.0 pm: Port watch employed hoisting out mines and sinkers.

9.0 pm: Starboard watch employed hoisting out mines and sinkers.


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2 April 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

2 on sick list

9.0 am: Hands employed hoisting out mines sinkers and pistols. Boys to Physical drill.

1.30 pm: Starboard watch hoisting out mines and sinkers.

Port watch rigging stages for painting ship's side grey.

7.15 pm: Blonde sailed.

7.40 pm: Harden mine-carrier cast off.


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3 April 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

2 on sick list

6.0 am: Mine carrier Harden made fast alongside.

7.0 am: Starboard watch hoisting out mines. Port watch painting ship grey.

9.0 am: Starboard watch hoisting out mines and sinkers into Garden.

Port watch painting ship's side grey.

1.0 pm: Starboard watch hoisting out mines and sinkers.

Port watch hoisting out motor boat and as requisite.

4.30 pm: Finished hoisting out mines and sinkers.

5.30 pm: Harden cast off and anchored.

7.15 pm: Devonshire and Yarmouth sailed.


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4 April 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

2 on sick list

9.0 am: Held Divine Service.

10.0 am: Hands employed painting ships side.

1.0 pm: One shipwright joined ship from Chatham.


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5 April 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

2 on sick list

9.0 am: Divisions, Read Prayers. Exercised Physical drill.

Hands employed painting funnels and water line. L.T.O's about mines, gunners party about ante aircraft guns, remainder as requisite fitting.

1.30 pm: Hands employed painting funnels, cleaning paintwork, about mines, about guns and fitting motor boats falls.

7.0 pm: China sailed.


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6 April 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

2 on sick list

9.0 am: Hands employed turning sea boats falls end for end, getting up shell, painting funnels and as requisite.

Boys and stokers to physical drill. Marines at small arm drill.

1.30 pm: Hands employed painting funnels, about mines, about guns, getting up shell, turning sea boats falls end for end and as requisite.


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7 April 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

3 on sick list

5.30 am: Catamarans brought alongside.

7.15 am: Collier John Shaw made fast alongside.

9.0 am: Hands commenced coaling.

Boys painting waterline.

9.15 pm: Finished coaling.


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8 April 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

4 on sick list

5.30 am: Overhauled and inspected coaling gear.

6.30 am: Collier slipped and anchored.

10.0 am: Steam lighter came alongside with stores.

11.0 am: L.T.O.'s working about mines.

7.30 pm: Lancaster sailed.


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9 April 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

4 on sick list

9.0 am: Divisions, Read Prayers.

Exercised Physical drill.

Exercised General Quarters, mining and gunnery stations.

Hands employed about mines and as requisite.


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10 April 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

4 on sick list

7.10 am: Spanker made fast alongside.

9.15 am: Weighed and proceeded as requisite for mining experiments.

11.10 am: Came to with Port anchor in 18 fathoms, veered 6 shackles.

5.0 pm: Watch employed hoisting in mines and sinkers and hoisting out diving gear.

Divers away diving for lost mine.

9.30 pm: Lost by accident: 1 divers knife patt. 110.


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11 April 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

4 on sick list

7.0 am: Two trawlers and 2 picket boats employed sweeping for lost mine.

10.0 am: Held Divine Service.

10.30 am: Trawlers and picket boats sweeping and creeping for lost mine.

1.0 pm: Watch rigged drifter for diving, picket boat employed creeping.

6.30 pm: Grand Fleet weighed and proceeded as requisite out of harbour.


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12 April 1915

From Scapa Flow to Sea, or at Scapa Flow

Position at 8 pm: Lat 58.58, Long -1.81

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

2 on sick list

4.30 am: Lancaster arrived.

4.45 pm: Weighed and proceeded out of harbour in company with Lancaster.

5.50 pm: Pentland Skerries: abeam 1 mile.

6.0 pm: Course S60E 17 knots. Man and arm ship. Zig-zagging 2 point.

8.50 pm: Negative zig-zag. Reduced to 15 knots.


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13 April 1915

Position at 8 am: Lat 59.70, Long 2.20

Position at Noon: Lat 58.35, Long 2.23

Position at 8 pm: Lat 59.46, Long -0.41

1 on sick list

3.15 am: Altered course S41E.

3.40 am: Commenced zig-zagging 2 point.

3.50 am: Altered course as requisite to pass astern of battle fleet.

4.40 am: Altered course NW.

5.0 am: Course as requisite round R.V.

7.0 am: Course S6W, 17 knots, zig-zagging 2 point.

8.40 am: Altered course NNE.

8.50 am: Altered course N20E.

10.30 am: Course as requisite for taking station ahead of Iron Duke. Course N20E, 17 knots.

11.30 am: Altered course NNW, 15 knots, zigzagging 3 point.

2.5 pm: Altered course NW 13 knots.

2.15 pm: 15 knots. Hands employed cleaning up mining deck and as requisite.

Zig-zagging 3 point.

6.0 pm: Altered course N by W, took station 5 miles NE by N from Iron Duke.

7.0 pm: 13 knots.

7.35 pm: Altered course NE by N, 14 knots.

8.0 pm: Finished zig-zagging.


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14 April 1915

Position at 8 am: Lat 61.48, Long -0.65

Position at Noon: Lat 61.49, Long 2.61

Position at 8 pm: Lat 61.46, Long -0.23

1 on sick list

4.35 am: Altered course as requisite.

4.50 am: 2 miles SW go 4.35 am position. Course SW by S, 14 knots.

6.5 am: Altered course North. Commenced zig-zagging 3 point.

7.30 am: Altered course S75E.

8.0 am: S.B.C. Zig-zagging 30 degrees, battened down forecastle hatches.

Noon: Altered course N75W zig-zagging 30 degrees.

3.30 pm: Reduced to 13 knots.

6.0 pm: Finished zig-zagging.

7.0 pm: Altered course S70E 10 knots.

10.0 pm; Altered course S65W.


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15 April 1915

Position at 8 am: Lat 61.43, Long 1.18

Position at Noon: Lat 61.21, Long 0.68

Position at 8 pm: Lat 59.33, Long 1.0

2 on sick list

3.20 am: Altered course NNE 12 knots.

4.30 am 14 knots. Zig-zagging 30 degrees.

5.30 am: Altered course S75E, 14 knots.

8.30 am: Altered course N75W.

10.55 am; Altered course S26E, 15 knots.

2.15 pm; Altered course S30W zig-zagging.

7.0 pm: Altered course S7W.

7.35 pm: Altered course S85W, 16 1/2 knots, negative zig-zag.


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16 April 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

1 on sick list

2.15 am: Sighted Auskerry and Pentland Skerries Lights.

2.45 am: Altered course N80W.

3.40 am: Course an requisite through Pentland Firth.

4.10 am: Reduced to 10 knots.

4.10 am: Secured from Man and arm ship.

4.50 am: Came to with starboard anchor in 17 fathoms, veered 6 shackles.

6.45 am: Collier came alongside. Hands employed rigging stages and preparing for coaling.

9.10 am: Commenced coaling.

8.30 pm: Finished Port side. Shifted stages to Starboard side.


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17 April 1915

From Scapa Flow to Sea, or at Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

1 on sick list

6.10 am: Collier came alongside. Hands employed rigging whips, etc.

7.20 am: Commenced coaling.

2.0 pm: Marines and daymen employed restowing chain lockers.

5.0 pm: Hands employed unrigging collier and stages.

6.0 pm: Read Warrant No 3.

6.10 pm: Collier cast off. Overhauled and inspected coaling gear.

10.30 pm: Weighed and proceeded out of harbour. Man and armed ship.

Midnight: Pentland Skerries: abeam 1 mile. Course S80E 17 knots.


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18 April 1915

Position at 8 am: Lat 57.58, Long 0.81

Position at Noon: Lat 57.14, Long 2.35

Position at 8 pm: Lat 57.40, Long 4.85

1 on sick list

12.22 am: Altered course S43E.

7.30 am: Commenced zig-zagging 30 degrees.

Noon: Altered course S47E.1.20 pm: Altered course N70E; reduced to 15 knots.

4.0 pm: Quarters. Exercised Man and arm ship stations.

5.0 pm: Altered course S75E.

7.9 pm: Altered course N75W.

9.10 pm: Altered course N57 1/2W 17 knots, finished zig-zagging.


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19 April 1915

Scapa Flow

Position at 8 am: Lat 58.30, Long -0.85

Position at Noon: Lat 58.60, Long -2.70

1 on sick list

4.0 am: Commenced zigzagging 30 degrees.

10.15 am: Picked up 2 destroyers for escorting duties.

11.30 am: Sighted land.

12.30 pm: Altered course as requisite through Pentland Firth zigzagging.

2.0 pm: Passed through boom gate.

2.15 pm: Came to with Starboard anchor in 19 fathoms, veered 6 shackles.

3.30 pm: Collier made fast Port side.

5.0 pm: Commenced coaling.


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20 April 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

2 on sick list

6.0 am: Hands coaling ship.

2.15 pm: Finished coaling port side.

2.40 pm: Collier cast off.

3.15 pm: Collier came alongside starboard side. Hands employed rigging stages.

4.45 pm: Commenced coaling starboard side.

10.0 pm: Piped down. Darkened ship.


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21 April 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

3 on sick list

1.0 am: Grand Fleet entered harbour.

6.0 am: Hands coaling ship.

9.30 pm: Grand Fleet sailed.

10.00 pm: Piped down. Darkened ship.


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22 April 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

2 on sick list

6.0 am: Starboard watch coaling ship.

7.0 am: Port watch scrubbing A deck.

11.20 am: Finished coaling.

11.40 am: Collier slipped and proceeded.


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23 April 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

1 on sick list

9.0 am: Divisions. Read Prayers. Exercised away all boats crews, pull round the fleet. Exercised General Quarters.

Hands employed hoisting boats, fitting clothes lines and painting stern covers.

1.0 pm: Grand fleet arrived and anchored.

2.0 pm: Hands employed reeving new boats falls and lifelines, fitting clothes lines, and cleaning paintwork.

10.50 pm: Hailed guard boat.


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24 April 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

2 on sick list

12.30 am: Guard boat came alongside.

1.10 am: Hailed guard boat.

10.0 pm: Hailed guard boat.


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25 April 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

2 on sick list

10.0 am: Held Divine Service.

10.0 pm: Lancaster sailed.


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26 April 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

1 on sick list

9.0 am: Divisions. Read Prayers. Exercised Physical drill.

Read Articles of War and courts martial return. Lower all Port boats. Lowered steam cutter. Exercised boats crews. Hands employed hoisting boats, fitting clothes lines and painting guns.

1.0 pm: Hands employed about boats, painting guns, fitting clothes lines, fitting spans for steam boats, refitting after guy of motor boat. L.T.O. about mines.


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27 April 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

2 on sick list

9.0 am: Divisions. Prayers. Exercised Physical drill. Exercised Man and Arm ship.

Boys to physical drill.

Hands employed fitting and getting topping lifts and guys, clothes lines. Parties about mines.

1.0 pm: Hands employed fitting clothes lines, spans for steam boat and as requisite about mines and guns.


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28 April 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

3 on sick list

10.0 am; Hands employed fitting coaling derricks, cleaning paintwork, parties with gunner "T" and gunner "G".

1.0 pm: Hands employed fitting coaling derricks and cleaning paintwork.

2.30 pm: Parties working about guns and mines.


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29 April 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

4 on sick list

1.50 am: Zealandia sailed.


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30 April 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

3 on sick list

7.50 am: Collier made fast alongside.

10.0 am: Hands coaling ship.

9.20 pm: Finished coaling. Collier cast off. Overhauled and inspected coaling gear.


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LOGS FOR MAY 1915


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1 May 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

3 on sick list

1.0 pm: Paid monthly settlement.


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2 May 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

3 on sick list

1.0 am: Held Divine Service.

6.30 pm: Fourth Battle Squadron and Light Cruiser Squadron sailed.


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3 May 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

4 on sick list

9.0 am: Divisions. Prayers. Exercised Physical drill.

10.0 am: Exercised General Quarters.

Hands employed about mines, about magazines and petrol tank.

1.30 pm: Hands employed fitting derricks and guys for same, parties about mines and guns.


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4 May 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

2 on sick list

9.0 am: Divisions. Prayers. Exercised Physical drill. Parties employed fitting guys to coaling derricks, about mines, about ammunition and derrick blocks.

1.30 pm: Hands employed refitting derricks, about mines and fitting coaling derricks.


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5 May 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

3 on sick list

3.0 am: Agincourt arrived.

10.0 am; Discharged to hospital ship 2 ratings.

Hands employed overhauling gest of derricks, fitting grass hawsers and as requisite about mines.

1.0 pm: Hands employed painting forepart of superstructure grey. Party employed about mines.

2.30 pm: Received from Monarch and Centurion 2 maxims. Party employed mounting them.

8.40 pm: Colossus sailed.


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6 May 1915

Scapa Flow and at Sea

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

2 on sick list

12.30 pm: Weighed and proceeded out of harbour 12 knots.

1.5 pm: Passed outer boom.

1.35 pm: Pentland Skerries: abeam.

Courses as requisite in accordance with Admiralty Instructions.


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7 May 1915

At Sea and at Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

2 on sick list

Courses as requisite in accordance with Admiralty Instructions.

1.30 pm: Proceeded as requisite back to harbour.

4.50 pm: Came to with Starboard anchor 6 shackles Prepared for coaling in H.6 berth.

5.40 pm: Collier Fordcastle made fast alongside. Exercised Collier's blocks and derricks.

6.30 pm: Commenced coaling.

9.0 pm: Collier Constantine made fast Port side. Exercised her blocks and derricks.

10.0 pm: Stopped. Coaling.


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8 May 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

2 on sick list

6.0 am: Hands coaling ship.


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9 May 1915

Scapa Flow and at Sea

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

2 on sick list

11.40 am: Weighed and proceeded as requisite out of harbour.

Courses as requisite in accordance with Admiralty Instructions.


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10 May 1915

At Sea

No position in log.

1 on sick list

Courses as requisite in accordance with Admiralty Instructions.


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11 May 1915

At Sea

No position in log.

2 on sick list

Courses as requisite in accordance with Admiralty Instructions.


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12 May 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

2 on sick list

1.30 am: As requisite into Scapa Flow.

5.10 am: Passed boom.

5.30 am: Came to with starboard anchor in H6 berth 17 fathoms. Veered 6 shackles.

Preparing for coaling.

Colliers came alongside both sides.

Rigged stages.

Examined collier’s blocks and derricks.

8.40 am: Commenced coaling.

3.0 pm: Torpedo party working in mines.

9.0 pm: Overhauled and inspected coaling gear.

10.0 pm: Port collier left ship. Stopped coaling.


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13 May 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

2.0 am: Duke of Edinburgh arrived.

5.30 am: Starboard watch coaling ship.

7.30 am: Port watch preparing for mining.

7.10 am: S.S. Harden came alongside.

9.0 am: Hands employed coaling ship and embarking mines.

10.20 am: Working party arrived.

10.30 am: Finished coaling. Collier cast off. Party employed cleaning ship. Overhauled and inspected coaling gear.

1.0 pm: Port watch hoisting in mines and sinkers.

Starboard watch hoisting in pistols and cleaning mess deck.

Working party employed about mines.

5.30 pm: Hands employed hoisting in mines, party working in puffer getting in mines.

9.0 pm: Watch employed hoisting in mines.


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14 May 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

2 on sick list

2.0 am: Watch and working party hoisting in mines, sinkers and pistols.

6.0 am: Watch and working party hoisting in mines, sinkers and pistols with assistance of puffer.

9.0 am: Hands and working party hoisting in mines, sinkers and pistols. Party employed hoisting in ammunition.

2.0 pm: Hands and working party hoisting in mines, sinkers and pistols with the assistance of puffer.

6.0 pm: Hands and working party hoisting in mines, sinkers and pistols.

9.30 pm: Watch and working party hoisting in mines, sinkers and pistols.


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15 May 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

2 on sick list

1.0 am: Watch and employed hoisting in mines and sinkers.

2.30 am: Working parties returned.

3.10 am: Finished embarking mines sinkers and pistols.

6.0 am: 4 Special Service Vessels arrived.

9.0 am: Hands employed priming mines, gunners about guns.

1.15 pm: S.S. Harden cast off and proceeded.


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16 May 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

2 on sick list

6.0 am: Hands employed priming mines.

10.0 am: Held Divine Service

11.30 am: Invincible sailed.


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17 May 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

2 on sick list

am and pm: Hands employed priming mines, gunners about guns.

9.20 pm: Grand Fleet commenced to sail.


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18 May 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

2 on sick list

10.30 am: Hands employed about mines and sinkers, guns and as requisite.

1.30 pm: Hands employed about miles, refitting sea boats falls, cleaning paintwork and as requisite.


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19 May 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

2 on sick list

2.35 am: Grand Fleet commenced to arrive.

10.0 am: Guns crews at 1" aiming rifle practice. L.T.O.'s about mines, party cleaning paintwork, remainder as requisite.

1.0 pm: Hands employed on mining deck, party working with gunner party cleaning paintwork.

Grand Fleet commenced to arrive


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20 May 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

2 on sick list

10.0 am: Hands employed refitting guys of derricks, sight setters at sightsetting, L.T.O.'s and mining party about mines.

6.0 pm: Received supply of ammunition and rifles from Naval Ordnance boat.


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21 May 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

2 on sick list

10.0 am: Hands employed refitting boats falls, derrick guys and overhauling coaling gear. Parties about mines and guns.

1.0 pm: Hands employed refitting boats falls and derrick guys, overhauling coaling gear. Gunner’s party and mining party employed.

4.0 pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 4.


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22 May 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

2 on sick list

10.0 am: One rating joined ship..


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23 May 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

2 on sick list

10.0 am: Held Divine Service.

11.0 am: One stoker R.N.R. joined ship.

3.0 pm: Party placing rifles in Ordnance lighter.


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24 May 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

2 on sick list

6.0 am: Collier made fast alongside Starboard side.

6.50 am: Collier made fast alongside Port side.

Examined collier's blocks and derricks. Hands rigging whips.

7.20 am: Commenced coaling.

2.35 pm: Finished coaling Port side.

3.50 pm: Finished coaling Starboard side. Overhauled and inspected coaling gear. Colliers cast off.


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25 May 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

2 on sick list

9.0 am: Divisions. Prayers. Exercised Physical drill. Mining party working about mines. Gunlayers, Sightsetters and range finders at exercises and firing .303 at towed target. Remainder of hands cleaning out boats, etc.

1.0 pm: Gunlayers, Sightsetters, etc. at .303 aiming rifle practice at towed target.

Mining party employed about mines, remainder cleaning out boats and as requisite.

7.15 pm: Essex arrived.


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26 May 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

2 on sick list

3.0 am: Queen Elizabeth arrived.

10.0 am: Hands employed cleaning paintwork, working about mines and gunnery ratings firing .303 aiming rifle at towed target.

1.30 pm: Hands employed cleaning out boats and cleaning paintwork, mining party about mines and gunnery ratings at .303 aiming rifle practice.


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27 May 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

2 on sick list


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28 May 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

2 on sick list

9.50 am: Weighed and proceeded as requisite for carrying out 4.7" full charge battle practice.

11.40 am: Practice completed.

11.55 am: Came to with Port anchor in 17 fathoms. Veered 6 shackles in "O" berth.


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29 May 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

2 on sick list

10.0 pm: Grand Fleet sailed.


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30 May 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

2 on sick list

10.0 am: Held Divine Service.

4.0 pm: Quarters. Store lighter came alongside. Hands employed hoisting in stores.


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31 May 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

2 on sick list

7.0 am: Gran Fleet arrived.

10.45 am: Cruiser Squadrons arrived.

1.0 pm: 10 boys joined ship.

3.0 pm: Iron Duke sailed.


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LOGS FOR JUNE 1915


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1 June 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

3 on sick list

1.0 pm: Paid monthly settlement.


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2 June 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

3.30 Iron Duke arrived.

9.0 am: Divisions. Prayers. Exercised Physical drill. Party away getting sand. Hands employed hoisting in starboard accommodation ladder, cleaning paintwork, party working about mines and gunners party about guns.

1.0 pm: Hands employed hoisting in sand and hoisting boats, cleaning paintwork, refitting, gunlayers about their guns, mining party about mines.


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3 June 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

3 on sick list

10.0 am: Hands employed painting fore part of E deck, working about mines and as requisite, party working with gunner. Prepared for coaling.


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4 June 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

5 on sick list

6.15 am: Colliers came alongside both sides.

Preparing for coaling, rigged whips. Examined blocks and derricks.

6.40 am: Commenced coaling.

11.0 am: King Edward VII arrived.

11.30 am: Finished coaling Port side.

11.66 am: Collier left Port side.

2.35 pm: Finished coaling. Overhauled and inspected coaling gear, collier slipped.

10.0 pm: First Cruiser Squadron sailed.


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5 June 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

4 on sick list


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6 June 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

4 on sick list

7.30 am: One stoker R.N.R. joined ship.

10.0 am: Held Divine Service.

1.0 pm: Port watch unpriming mines.

5.0 pm: Starboard watch unpriming mines.


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7 June 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

4 on sick list

9.0 am: Hands unpriming mines, party painting on E deck. Gunners party about guns.

1.0 pm: 18 R.N.R. Seamen joined ship.

Hands employed painting out Heads, washplaced and E deck. Preparing for Sea. Mining and gunnery parties employed.

5.0 pm: New Zealand arrived.

7.30 pm: First Cruiser Squadron arrived.


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8 June 1915

Scapa Flow to The Humber, or at Sea

Position at 8 pm: Lat 57.75, Long -0.63

4 on sick list

11.30 am: Weighed.

Noon: Proceeded out of harbour, in company with King Edward VII.

1.0 pm: Watch man and arm ship.

Course S36E 15 knots, zigzagging.

8.50 pm: Altered course SW by W

9.0 pm: Parted company. Course S40W 15 knots.

10.0 pm: Steady course.


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9 June 1915

From Scapa Flow to Immingham, or at Sea.

Position at 8 am: Lat 56.93, Long -1.18

Position at Noon: Lat 54.46, Long -0.40

4 on sick list

3.0 am: Altered course S9W 16 knots. Zig-zagging 2 point. Z.Z.2.

5.10 am: Longstone Light House: abeam 10 miles.

9.5 am: Altered course 16 point to Port 12 knots.

10.0 am: Altered course 16 point to Port.

10.45 am: Entered swept channel.

3.45 pm: Spurn Light Vessel: abeam.

3.45 pm: As requisite into harbour.

5.10 pm: Made fast to No. I. buoy Immingham 11 fathoms.


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10 June 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

4 on sick list

6.30 am: 2 Colliers came alongside.

7.0 am: Commenced coaling.

Inspected coaling blocks and derricks.

3.0 pm: Finished coaling.

Leave to Port watch 4.0 pm till 4.0 pm on Monday 14th.

4.0 pm: Unrigged colliers and inspected coaling gear.

Colliers slipped and proceeded.

Hands cleaning ship.

Hoisted fenders.


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11 June 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

3 on sick list

7.0 am: 4 "L" class destroyers arrived.


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12 June 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

2 on sick list


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13 June 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

2 on sick list

10.0 am: Held Divine Service.


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14 June 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

0 on sick list

4.30 pm: Port watch returned from long leave. Leave to Starboard Watch from 4.30pm till 7.0 pm Friday June 18th.

6.30 pm: Landed patrol.


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15 June 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

1 on sick list

10.0 pm: Small fire in after hold extinguished.


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16 June 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

1 on sick list


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17 June 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

2 on sick list


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18 June 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

2 on sick list

9.0 am: 3 dockyard shipwrights working on board.

1.0 pm: Hands employed painting ship's side and counter.

Party working about mines and painting them.

Party drawing ammunition from St. George.

4.30 pm: 2 tugs came alongside with guns and ammunition.

Watch employed hoisting in guns, etc.

Starboard watch returned off long leave.


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19 June 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

6 on sick list


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20 June 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

7 on sick list

10.0 am: Held Divine Service.

11.0 am: 9 Dockyard shipwrights working about guns.


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21 June 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

7 on sick list

7.0 am: 6 dockyardmen working about guns.

9.0 am: Divisions. Prayers. Exercised Physical drill. Hands employed painting, G.L's about pompoms, mining party about mines, Acting S.T's and R.N.R. seamen to instructions.

1.30 pm: Hands employed cleaning paintwork.. G.L's about pompoms, mining party about mines, acting S.T.'s and R.N.R. seamen to instructions.

4.0 pm: Quarters. Read warrants Nos. 5. 6. 7.


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22 June 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

7 on sick list

9.0 am: Divisions. Prayers. Exercised Physical drill. Exercised fire stations.

Hands employed cleaning paintwork, painting, G.L's about pompoms, mining party about mines, R.N.R. seamen at instructions.

1.0 pm: Hands employed cleaning paintwork, mounting pompoms, steamboat crews about their boats, preparing for coaling, acting S.T's to instructions.


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23 June 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

8 on sick list

6.0 am: Collier came alongside Port side.

6.45 am: Collier came alongside Starboard side. Inspected and examined blocks and derricks.

6.30 am: Commenced coaling Port side.

7.15 am: Commenced coaling Starboard side.

10.0 am: 7 dockyardmen working on board.

One boy telegraphist joined ship.

1 stoker discharged to Hospital ashore.

3.0 pm: Finished coaling port side. Collier slipped.

3.40 pm: Finished coaling starboard side.

Overhauled and inspected coaling gear.

4.10 pm: Starboard collier slipped and proceeded.


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24 June 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

9 on sick list

8.30 am: one Seaman rating joined ship.

5 Dockyard ratings working on board. Hands employed cleaning paintwork, painting out heads and on mining deck. Party with Gunners (T.) and Gunner (G).

1.0 am: Hands employed cleaning paintwork and cowls, painting out heads. Torpedo training class under instruction, gunlayers about guns, mining party about mines.

4.0 pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 8.


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25 June 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

6 on sick list

7.0 am: Discharged to R.N.B. 2 ratings.

8.30 am: 2 dockyardmen working on board.

9.0 am: Divisions. Prayers. Exercised Physical drill.

Hands employed hoisting out Starboard foremost accommodation ladder, painting on mine deck and steam cutters davits and cleaning paintwork. S.T'S to instructions, party drawing stores.

1.0 pm: Mining party about mines, remainder of hands employed as in forenoon.

4.0 pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 9.


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26 June 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

5 on sick list

7.30 am: 2 dockyardmen working on board.


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27 June 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

6 on sick list

10.0 am: Held Divine Service.


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28 June 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

4 on sick list

7.0 am: 5 dockyardmen working on board.

9.0 am: Divisions. Prayers. Exercised Physical drill. Exercised Man and Arm ship stations.

Hands employed painting on mining deck. R.N.R. men and S.T's to instructions. Party drawing stores.

1.30 pm: Hands employed priming mines, painting on mining deck and drawing and returning stores.


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29 June 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

3 on sick list

9.0 am: Hands employed about mines, painting on mining deck, cleaning out boats. Steam cutter crews about their boats.

Marines to rifle drill.

3.0 pm: Discharged to R.N. Hospital Chatham 3 ratings.


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30 June 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

2 on sick list

7.0 am: 3 dockyard workmen on board.

9.0 am: Divisions. Prayers. Exercised Physical drill. Exercised General Quarters.

Hands employed about mines, party painting on mine deck, cleaning paintwork and as requisite. S.T's to instructions.

Exercised Air defence stations.

1.0 pm: Hands employed painting, parties with carpenters, gunner and about mines, acting S.T's to instruction. Remainder as requisite.


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LOGS FOR JULY 1915


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1 July 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

3 on sick list

7.0 am: 4 Dockyard men on board.

9.0 am: Divisions. Prayers. Exercised Physical drill.

Exercised out all starboard boats, away all boats crews pull round next ship.

Hands employed painting on mining deck, party about guns, acting S.T's to instruction.

12.30 pm: Paid monthly settlement.

Hands employed painting on mining deck, clearing out drying room, about mines and as requisite.

10.0 pm: 6 stokers R.N.R. joined ship.


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2 July 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

3 on sick list

9.0 am: Landed Starboard watch for route march.

Noon: Landing party returned.

4.0 pm: Quarters. Read Warrants Nos. 13 and 14.


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3 July 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

4 on sick list

7.30 am: 2 Dockyardmen working onboard.

9.30 am: Adventure sailed.

9.30 pm: 2 seamen ratings joined ship.


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4 July 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

1 on sick list

10.0 am: Held Divine Service.


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5 July 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

4 on sick list

7.30 am: 2 dockyard men working on board.

9.0 am: Divisions. Read Prayers. Exercised Physical drill. Exercised Collision Stations.

Hands employed painting on mining deck, about mines and guns, Training Classes at instructions, refitting No 5 boat's falls.

1.0 pm: Hands employed painting on mining deck, about mines, refitting boats falls, preparing for coaling.


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6 July 1915

From Immingham to Sheerness, or at Sea

Position at Noon: Lat 52.13, Long 1.71

1 on sick list

2.0 am: Hands unshackling from buoy and preparing for sea.

2.55 am: Slipped and proceeded out of harbour. Manned and armed ship.

3.23 am: Passed through boom.

4.20 am: Spum Light Vessel: abeam. 16 knots.

12.43 pm: Ran into fog bank reduced to 10 knots.

12.48 pm: 17 knots.

2.20 pm: Tongue Light Vessel: abeam.

4.10 pm: Passed through boom.

5.5 pm: Made fast to No 12 buoy.

7.0 pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 15.

9.0 pm: Hands employed about mines, fouled wreck marking buoy and dragged it.


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7 July 1915

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

1 on sick list

am and pm: Party painting mines.


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8 July 1915

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

3 on sick list

6.0 am: Colliers came alongside both sides. Inspected and examined coaling blocks and derricks. Rigged whips.

6.45 am: Commenced coaling.

12.20 pm: Finished coaling.

Overhauled and examined coaling gear.

Colliers cast off.

5.0 pm: Exercised Mining stations.

8.30 pm: Unshackled, darkened ship.

9.30 pm: Shackled onto buoy again.


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9 July 1915

Sheerness and at Sea

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

No noon position. Position above is for Sheerness at 8.45am.

3 on sick list

4.30 am: Unshackled, prepared for sea.

6.0 am: Shackled onto buoy again.

8.20 am: Unshackles from buoy.

8.45 am: Slipped and proceeded out of harbour in company with other minelayers. Watch Man and Arm ship. Proceeded as requisite to sea.

1.30 pm: Proceeded to lay mines in accordance with Admiralty Instructions.

7.0 pm: As requisite into harbour.

8.20 pm: Made fast to No. 9 buoy.


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10 July 1915

From Sheerness to Immingham, or at Sea

Position at Noon: Lat 52.56, Long 1.86

3 on sick list

6.15 am: Slipped and proceeded out of harbour with escort of 2 destroyers.

6.35 am: Passed through boom

6.55 am: Bar end: abeam.

9.0 am: Proceeded as requisite through Black deep to Shipway.

11.0 am: Proceeded as requisite up the swept Channel

3.0 pm: Tested Pompoms.

5.20 pm: Spum Light Vessel: abeam.

Passed Aquarius exchanged destroyers.

6.0 pm: Passed through outer boom 12 knots.

6.50 pm: Made fast to No 2 buoy.

9.0 pm: Mine lighters secured alongside.


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11 July 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

3 on sick list

6.0 am: Hands employed hoisting in mines, sinkers and pistols.

7.0 am: Engineer Lieutenant Commander Clarke R.N.R. left ship.

10.50 am: Finished hoisting in mines.


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12 July 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

4 on sick list

6.30 am: Colliers made fast alongside. Examined collier’s blocks and derricks.

7.0 am: Started coaling.

4.0 pm: Finished coaling. Overhauled and examined coaling gear.

4.20 pm: Colliers slipped.


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13 July 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

4 on sick list

5.15 am: Slipped and proceeded as requisite.

6.10 am: Made fast alongside Western Row of Immingham breakwater.

9.0 am: Divisions. Prayers. Exercised Physical drill.

Hands cleaning ship throughout.

Hoisted, drew fires in and turned in steam cutter.

Party priming mines and painting them.

7.0 pm: One Engineer Sub Lieutenant joined ship.


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14 July 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

3 on sick list

6.30 am: 2 dockyard workmen on board.

7.30 am: Leave to Starboard watch from 8.0 am till 2.0 pm July 17th.

9.30 am: Hands employed about mines and painting mattresses.

3.30 pm: Shifted ship 20 feet further astern.


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15 July 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

3 on sick list

9.30 am: Hands employed about mines, painting mattresses, cleaning paintwork and getting in vegetables.

1.0 pm: Hands employed about mines, stowing derricks, painting mattresses and getting in vegetables.

Parties about guns and cleaning paintwork.

10.0 pm: Exercised Aerial defence stations.


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16 July 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

3 on sick list

7.0 am: 8 workmen on board.

9.0 am: Hands employed about mines, painting and securing mattresses round bridges, cleaning paintwork and as requisite.

1.0 pm: Hands employed about mines, painting and securing mattresses round bridges, cleaning paintwork and as requisite.

6.30 pm: Read Warrant No 15.


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17 July 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

3 on sick list

4 dockyard workmen on board.

9.0 am: Hands employed about mines, cleaning mess deck, lashing up splinter mattresses round bridges and cleaning paintwork.

1.30 pm: Starboard Watch returned off long leave.

3.0 pm: Leave to Port Watch 3.0 pm till 10.0 pm July 20th.

7.0 pm: 2 Midshipmen joined ship.


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18 July 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

Nil on sick list

9.0 am: Landed R.C. Church party.

11.0 am: Landed Church of England party.


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19 July 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

Nil on sick list

7.0 am: 2 workmen on board about steam cutter.

9.0 am: 3 Boilermakers on board.

10.0 am: Hands employed working about mines, cleaning paintwork, about steam boat and as requisite.

1.0 pm: Hands employed about mines, drawing paymaster's stores, scraping and painting.


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20 July 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

Nil on sick list

7.0 am: 4 dockyardmen on board.

9.0 am: Hands employed getting in fresh provisions, about mines, scraping, painting and as requisite.

1.30 pm: Hands employed about mines, drawing stores, scraping, painting and as requisite.

7.0 pm: Part of watch hoisting in stores.

11.0 pm: Port watch returned off long leave.


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21 July 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

Nil on sick list

9.0 am: Divisions. Prayers. Exercised Physical drill. Hands employed about mines and guns, fitting hawsers and picking up ropes, oiling hawsers, scraping, painting and cleaning paintwork.

S.T.'S to Instructions.

1.30 pm: Hands employed as in forenoon.

That was mainly the daily routine while H.M.S. Orvieto stayed at Immingham with alternate leave to both watches and canteen leave for part of the remaining watch.

3.0 pm: Party turning out blocks.

5.0 pm: Party getting in provisions.


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22 July 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

1 on sick list

6.0 pm: Read Warrants Nos. 19 and 20.


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23 July 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

1 on sick list

Noon: One rating (Able Seaman) joined ship.

7.0 pm: 4 R.N.R. stokers joined ship.


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24 July 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

1 on sick list

6.0 pm: Read Warrant No 21

8.0 pm: Chief cook joined ship.


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25 July 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

1 on sick list

10.0 am: Landed Church parties.

11.0 am: Landed C. of E. party.


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26 July 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

4 on sick list

6.30 am: Commenced coaling.

5.40 am: Collier came alongside.

Hands employed rigging whips and stages. Examined blocks and derricks.

1 Able Seaman and 3 stokers left ship.

3.50 pm: Finished coaling.

4.10 pm: Collier slipped and proceeded.


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27 July 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

1 on sick list

5.0 pm: Read Warrants Nos. 22, 23 and 24.


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28 July 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

1 on sick list


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29 July 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

1 on sick list

9.0 am: Landed Port Watch for route march.

10.0 am: Starboard watch employed painting and cleaning out bathrooms, and as requisite about mines and guns.

12.30 pm: Leave to watch to attend Sports. 12.30 till 8 pm:

Port watch employed dropping mines for experiments and hoisting in the same.


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30 July 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

1 on sick list

8.30 am: Divisions. Prayers. Exercised Physical drill.

Party employed about experiments with mines.

Hands employed painting, refitting derrick guys and as requisite.

Training classes at instructions.

1.0 pm: Hands employed about mines, fitting guys to derricks, cleaning paintwork, painting and as requisite.

Training classes to instructions, G.L.'s and S.G.'s at .303 aiming rifle practice.


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31 July 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

2 on sick list

1.0 pm: Discharged ashore 1 chief cook.

4.30 pm: One ship's steward assistant joined ship.


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LOGS FOR AUGUST 1915


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1 August 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

3 on sick list

9.0 am: Held Divine Service.

7.0 pm: Ash barge removed by tug.


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2 August 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

3 on sick list

9.0 am: Divisions. Prayers. Exercised Physical drill. Exercised away all Port boats pull round nearest collier.

Hands employed about mines, scraping and red leading, about protective mattresses and as requisite. Training classes to Instructions.

1.0 pm: Hands employed scraping and painting, about mines, party about guns, securing protective mattresses and as requisite.

Training classes to Instructions.

4.0 pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 25.


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3 August 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

3 on sick list

7.0 am: Discharged to depot 1 Cooper.

9.0 am: Divisions, Prayers, Exercised Physical drill. Boys away at boat pulling.

Hands employed painting and scraping, about mines, gunlayers about guns training classes to Intructions.

1.0 pm: Starboard watch to Hygienic lecture.

Hands employed cleaning paintwork getting up cases, steam cutters about their boats, Training classes to Instructions and turning in Port boats.

4.0 pm: Quarters. Read warrant No. 26.


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4 August 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

3 on sick list

9.0 am: Divisions, Prayers, Exercised Physical drill. Hands employed painting, about guns and mines and as requisite.

Training classes to Instructions.

Boys at boat pulling.

Landed church party.

1.0 pm: Hands employed about mines, party stripping and cleaning breech blocks, party painting.

Training classes to instructions.

Leave to starboard watch 4:30 till 10:15pm


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5 August 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

4 on sick list

9.0 am: Divisions. Prayers. Exercised Physical drill. Hands employed refitting derrick guys, mining and gunners parties employed, boys away boat pulling.

Training classes to instructions.

1.0 pm: Hands employed refitting derrick guys and cleaning paintwork, mining and gunners parties employed.

Gunnery Training class to instruction.

R.N.R. seamen to boat pulling.


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6 August 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

1 on sick list

9.0 am: Divisions. Prayers. Exercised Physical drill. Hands employed refitting derrick Guys, painting, cleaning out boats and No 2 hold. Mining and gunners parties employed. Boys away boat pulling. Training classes to instructions.

1.0 pm: Hands employed as in forenoon. Training classes to instructions. Steam cutters crew about their boat. R.N.R. seamen away boat pulling.

10.0 pm: 2 Petty Officers, 1 Leading Seaman and 5 Able Seamen joined ship.


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7 August 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

1 on sick list

7.30 am: 2 Petty Officers, 1 Leading Seaman, 5 Able Seamen and 2 stokers discharged to depot.


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8 August 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

1 on sick list

9.0 am: Held Divine Service.

10.0 am: Landed church parties.


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9 August 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

1 on sick list

10.0 am: Hands employed refitting derrick guys, cleaning paintwork and cleaning out no 3 hold. Gun Layers about guns. Training classes to instructions.

1.0 pm: Hands employed refitting derrick guys, painting No 1 hold. Training classes at instructions.

Gunnery and mining parties employed.

4.0 pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 30.


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10 August 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

1 on sick list

9.0 am: Divisions. Prayers. Exercised Physical drill. Hands employed refitting derricks, painting and as requisite.

Mining and gunners parties employed.

Gun Layers at exercise.

Training classes to Instructions.

1.0 pm: Hands employed about mines, refitting derricks, painting and preparing for coaling. Steam cutters about their boat. Training classed to Instructions.

4.0 pm: Quarters. Read warrant No 31.


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11 August 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

1 on sick list

5.30 am: Collier Monitoria came alongside. Overhauled and inspected blocks and derricks. Hands rigging whips and stages.

6.25 am: Port watch coaling ship.

9.0 am: Starboard watch coaling ship.

12.30 pm: Port watch coal ship.

2.45 pm: Finished coaling.

Overhauled and inspected coaling gear. Collier slipped.


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12 August 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

1 on sick list

9.0 am: Divisions. Prayers. Exercised Physical drill.

Hands employed refitting derricks, turning out Starboard boats, painting and as requisite. Mining party employed. Training classes to instructions.

1.0 pm: Hands employed refitting derricks and ladder cables, about starboard boats, painting and as requisite.

Training classes to instructions.

6.0 pm: Read Warrant No 32

8.0 pm: 4 stokers R.N.R. joined ship..


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13 August 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

1 on sick list

12.30 am: Starboard watch to Aerial defence stations.

9.0 am: Divisions. Read Prayers. Exercised Physical drill.

Hands employed refitting derricks, turning out steam cutter and as requisite. Mining and gunners parties employed. Training classes to instructions. G.L.'s and S.S.'s at exercises.

1.0 pm: Gun layers and gunnery ratings at .303 aiming rifle practice at towed target. Parties drawing stores, painting No 2 hold, about mines, refitting derrick guys and as requisite.


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14 August 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

1 on sick list


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15 August 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

1 on sick list

9.0 am: Landed Church parties.

11.0 am: Land C. of E. party.

5.20 pm: Assistant Paymaster Stanley R.N.R.


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16 August 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

1 on sick list

12.30 am: Port watch to Aerial defence stations.

1.0 am: Secure.

10.0 am: Hands employed about derrick guys, painting and as requisite. Parties employed about mines, guns, etc. Training classes at instructions.

1.0 pm: Hands employed refitting derricks, painting and as requisite. Mining party employed. Gun layers and S.S.'s at gunnery exercise. Gunnery training class to instructions.

4.0 pm: Quarters. Read Warrants Nos. 33 and 35.


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17 August 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

1 on sick list

10.0 am: Hands employed refitting derrick guys, cleaning out No 4 hold and as requisite. Mining party employed, gun layers to instructions, Training classes to Instructions.

1.0 pm: Hands employed, party about derrick guys, painting No 3 hold, about mines and as requisite. Training classes to Instructions.


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18 August 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

2 on sick list

7.0 am: 1 rating joined ship.

10.0 am: Gun layers at exercises. Training classes to instructions. Mining party employed.

1.0 pm: Parties refitting derrick guys, painting No 3 hold, about mines and about boats. Gun layers at exercises. Training classes to instructions.


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19 August 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

2 on sick list

10.0 am: Hands employed refitting derrick guys, painting, about mines and as requisite. Training classes to instructions.

Assistant Paymaster E. Jeffrey R.N.R. left ship.

1.30 pm: Hands employed refitting, painting, about mines, Training classes to Instructions and as requisite.

8.0 pm: Concert leave to first part Port Watch.

9.0 pm: 1 Able Seaman joined ship.


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20 August 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

3 on sick list

9.0 am: Divisions. Prayers. Exercised Physical drill. Exercised General Quarters, gunnery and mining stations.

Hands employed drawing and hoisting in stores, refitting, painting, about mines and as requisite.

1.0 pm: Hands employed refitting, painting, party about mines. Gun layers and S.S.'s with gunner. Party with Carpenter about stores. Training classes to instructions.


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21 August 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

3 on sick list

6.30 am: 1 Leading Seaman discharged to depot.


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22 August 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

4 on sick list

9.0 am: Held Divine Service.

11.0 am: Landed Church parties.


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23 August 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

5 on sick list

10.0 am: Hands employed painting, refitting and cleaning out Starboard boats. Party about mines. Gunnery ratings at deflection teacher, etc. in St George. Training classes to instructions.

1.0 pm: Hands employed painting Starboard boats, refitting and as requisite. Mining party and gunners employed. Training classes to instructions.

4.0 pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 36.


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24 August 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

4 on sick list

10.0 am: Hands employed painting boats, refitting derricks and rattling down rigging. Training classes and gunnery ratings to Instructions.

1.0 pm: Hands employed refitting derricks, rattling down foremast, painting boats and as requisite. Mining and gunnery party employed. Training classes to instructions.


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25 August 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

4 on sick list

6.0 am: Collier came alongside. Hands rigging collier.

6.30 am: Commenced coaling. Overhauled and examined coaling blocks and derricks.

1.30 pm: Firing party exercised at drill.

1.45 pm: Finished coaling, unrigged collier. Overhauled and inspected coaling gear.

2.5 pm: Collier slipped and proceeded.

7.30 pm: Concert leave to second part Starboard watch.


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26 August 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

3 on sick list

10.0 am: Hands employed painting, refitting and as requisite. Firing party at drill. Training classes to instructions.

2.0 pm: Firing party at drill.


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27 August 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

4 on sick list

8.30 am: Landed firing party for drill.

4.0 pm: Quarters.

Hands exercised at manning ship.

5.45 pm: Hands manned ship Port side in honour of men killed in submarine E.13.

18 August 1915 E 13 ran aground in shallow waters near the Danish coast. She did not manage to free herself. Danish Torpedo Boats were around to make sure that the British ship did not stay longer than 24 hours, if so they had orders to intern E 13 and her crew. German destroyers arrived at the scene and started to fire at E 13 killing 15 men. Her full story can be found at: http://www.navalhistory.dk/english/history/1914_1918/E13_%20incident.htm



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28 August 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

2 on sick list

7.0 am: Landed Funeral party. For the men killed in H.M. Submarine E 13. Funeral story at: http://www.loughborough-rollofhonour.com/page61.htm

11.0 am: Landed party to scrub out Y.M.C.A.

2.0 pm: Funeral party returned.


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29 August 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

1 on sick list

10.0 am: Held Divine Service.


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30 August 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

1 on sick list

10.0 am: Hands employed painting and refitting. Mining and gunnery parties employed. Divers about diving gear. Training classes to Instructions.

1.0 pm: Hands employed painting and refitting. Party diving round stern of ship, mining and gunnery parties employed.

7.0 pm: Concert leave to first part Starboard watch and Port watch. 2 stoker ratings joined ship.


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31 August 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

2 on sick list

9.0 am: Divisions. Prayers. Exercised Physical drill. Exercised Man and Arm stations.

10.0 am: Hands employed refitting and as requisite. Mining, Gunners, Diving and Side parties employed. Training classes to instructions.

1.0 pm: Training classes to instructions.

2.0 pm: Gunners, mining, Side and Diving parties employed. Remainder of hands refitting and as requisite.


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LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1915


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1 September 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

2 on sick list

9.0 am: Divisions. Prayers. Exercised Physical drill. Away all boats crews pull round next ship.

Hoisted boats.

Hands employed refitting derricks and about boats. Mining and Gunners and side parties employed. Training classes to Instructions.

1.30 pm: Hands employed refitting and as requisite. Parties with Carpenter and Gunner G. Mining party and Side party employed. Training classes to instructions.

3.30 pm: 1 Stoker R.N.R. discharger to Trawlers.


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2 September 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

4 on sick list

9.0 am: Starboard watch landed for route march.

10.0 am: Port watch employed cleaning out Port boats, refitting, about mines and as requisite. Training classes to instructions.


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3 September 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

4 on sick list

10.0 am: Hands employed cleaning out Starboard boats, refitting, painting and as requisite. Parties about mines and ship's side. Training classes to instructions.

1.30 pm: Hands employed refitting, painting, about ship's side and as requisite. Parties about mines and guns. Training classes to instructions.


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4 September 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

5 on sick list


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5 September 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

5 on sick list

9.0 am: Held divine service.

10.0 am: Landed church parties.


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6 September 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

4 on sick list

10.0 am: Hands employed refitting, cleaning paintwork and as requisite. R.N.R. men at rifle exercises. Training classes at Instructions.

1.30 pm: Hands employed about mines, refitting derricks, cleaning paintwork and as requisite.

Training classes at instructions.

4.0 pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 38.


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7 September 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

5 on sick list

10.0 am: Hands employed about mines, refitting derricks, drawing stores and as requisite. Working party sent to H.M.S. Forward.

1.0 pm: Hands employed about mines, refitting derricks and painting. Working party sent to H.M.S. Forward. Training classes to instructions.


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8 September 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

4 on sick list

5.45 am: Collier Westwood came alongside. Examined and inspected blocks and derricks.

6.25 am: Commenced coaling.

10.30 am: Examination for mate held onboard.

Noon: Finished coaling. Overhauled and inspected coaling gear.

1.0 pm: Collier cast off.

7.0 pm: Discharged to Hospital 1 stoker.


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9 September 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

5 on sick list

9.0 am: Divisions. Read Prayers. Exercised Physical drill. Lit fires in steam cutter.

Hands employed about mines, refitting, painting, turning out steam cutter and as requisite. Training classes to instructions.

1.30 pm: Hands employed about mines, painting, refitting and as requisite. Gun layers about guns. Training classed to Instructions.

Lowered steam cutter.

7.0 pm: Hoisted steam cutter.



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10 September 1915

Immingham to Sea, or at Sea

No position given in log.

4 on sick list

4.55 am: Slipped from jetty.

7-30 am: Proceeded to sea in company with Princess Margaret and Angora.

9.0 am: Divisions. Prayers. Exercised General Quarters, Mining and gunnery stations.

10.30 am: Proceeded in execution of Admiralty orders.

11.0 pm: Layed mines in accordance with Admiralty instructions.


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11 September 1915

From Sea to Immingham, or at Sea.

No position given in log.

4 on sick list.

1.0 am: Laying mines in accordance with Admiralty Instructions.

5.0 am: As requisite back to Immingham.

7.40 pm: Spurn Light Vessel: abeam.

As requisite into harbour.

8.0 pm: Secured from Man and arm ship, passed through first boom.

9.20 pm: Made fast to No. 2 buoy.


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12 September 1915

From Immingham to Sheerness, or at Sea.

Position at Noon: Lat 52.50, Long 1.83

3 on sick list

5.5 am: Slipped and proceeded out of harbour.

6.30 am: Spurn Light Vessel: abeam.

7.44 am: Inner Dowsing Light Vessel: abeam.

11.11 am: Newarp Light Vessel: abeam.

11.30 am: Cross Sands Light Vessel: abeam

1.27 pm: Altered course for Shipwash.

1.58 pm: N.E. Bardsey: abeam. Altered course S25W.

2.20 pm: Altered course S35W.

2.33 pm: S. Shipwash: abeam. Altered course S30W.

As requisite through Black Deep.

5.5 pm: Hauled in Patent Log. As requisite through Oaze Deep.

Prepared for entering harbour.

6.5 pm: Made fast to No. 9 buoy.


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13 September 1915

From Sheerness to Chatham, or at Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

2 on sick list

1.0 pm: Tug came alongside.

1.30 pm: Slipped from buoy and proceeded as requisite to Chatham.

2.35 pm: Passed through South lock.

5.0 pm: Secured in No 9 dock.

7.0 pm: Leave to Port watch till 2 pm on Thursday September 16th.


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14 September 1915

Chatham

Lat 51.41, Long 0.55

2 on sick list

6.0 am: Hands employed scrubbing down ships bottom.

9.0 am: Working party of 60 hands employed scrubbing down ships bottom and dock. Hands cleaning out tanks and drawing stores.

12.30 pm: Discharged to R.N. hospital one prisoner.

1.30 pm: Hands employed hoisting out spare propellor blades.

Working party employed scrubbing down sips bottom and dock.


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15 September 1915

Chatham

Lat 51.41, Long 0.55

1 on sick list

7.0 am: 18 workmen E.M.'s dept. on board.

9.0 am: Hands employed cleaning out sanitary and filter tanks, returning and drawing stores, reeving new steam cutters falls and as requisite.

1.0 pm: Working party of stokers employed in boiler rooms.

Hands employed cleaning out sanitary tank, refitting steam cutters falls, drawing and returning store.

9.0 pm: Working party of stokers employed on board.

10.30 pm: 3 Dockyardmen E.M's dept. on board.


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16 September 1915

Chatham

Lat 51.41, Long 0.55

3 on sick list

1.0 am: Working party employed on storeholds.

3 Dockyardmen E.M's dept on board.

7.0 am: Stokers and E.R.A's working party on board.

9.0 am: Hands employed cleaning out sanitary tanks, refitting boats falls, stowing stored and as requisite.

11.30 am: Flooded dock.

12.35 pm Shifted to North Lock.

Working party from R.N.B. arrived on board. 130 men, 8 Petty Officers and 1 Chief Petty Officer.

First Watch returned off long leave.

4.5 pm: Proceeded out of North Lock, as requisite down river.

4.55 pm: Secured to No 9 buoy Sheerness. Lowered steam cutter. Quarters. Read Warrants Nos. 42 and 43.

Lighters with mines came alongside.


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17 September 1915

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

2 on sick list

6.0 am: Hands employed hoisting in mines and sinkers.

9.0 am: Leave to Starboard watch till Noon Monday September 20th. Hands employed hoisting in mines and sinkers and changing mooring wires.

10:40 am: "Angora" arrived and secured to No. 8 buoy.

1.0 pm: Water and ash boats alongside.

2.0 pm: Hands employed hoisting in mines, sinkers and pistols and shifting mooring wires.


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18 September 1915

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

2 on sick list

am and pm: Hands employed hoisting in mines, sinkers and pistols.

4.0 pm: Discharged to Hospital one rating from working party.


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19 September 1915

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

4 on sick list

am and pm: Hands employed hoisting in mines and sinkers and fitting new mooring wires.


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20 September 1915

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

3 on sick list

9.0 am: Hands employed about mines and sinkers.

Read Warrant No 44. Sent one prisoner to detention quarters.

Discharged to R.N.B. one rating.

Finished embarking mines and sinkers.

Noon: Starboard watch returned off long leave.

1.0 pm: Hands employed about mines and sinkers.

Prepared for coaling.

Discharged working party to barracks.

3.0 pm: Discharged second Sick Berth Steward to R.N.B.

4.0 pm: Quarters. Read warrant No 45.


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21 September 1915

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

4 on sick list

5.55 am: Collier came alongside Port side.

6.20 am: Collier came alongside Starboard side.

Overhauled and examined blocks and derricks.

6.30 am: Commenced coaling Port side.

6.50 am: Commenced Starboard side. 46 shore labourers coaling.

6.30 pm: Finished coaling for the night.


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22 September 1915

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

1 on sick list

6.0 am: Hands coaling ship.

10.30 am: 1 rating stoker R.N.R. discharged to depot. Mining party priming mines.

2.0 pm: Finished coaling. Overhauled and inspected coaling gear.

3.30 pm: Colliers slipped and proceeded.

5.30 pm: Read Warrant No 46.


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23 September 1915

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

5 on sick list

12.30 pm: Swung ship for adjustment of compasses.

4.0 pm: Quarters. Read Warrant Nos. 47 and 48


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24 September 1915

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

6 on sick list

11.0 am: 2 Leading Seamen discharged to depot.

3.0 pm: 2 Able Seamen discharged to Chatham Hospital.

5.0 pm: 2 Able Seamen joined ship.


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25 September 1915

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

3 on sick list

9.0 am: Hands employed priming and as requisite about mines.

1.0 pm: Hands employed fitting and Priming mines.

Packed up and returned maxims.

3.0 pm: 1 stoker rating R.N.R. joined ship.


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26 September 1915

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

3 on sick list

7.30 am: Sent R.C. church party to Biarritz.

9,0 am: Hands employed about mines and hoisting out maxims.

1.0 pm: Starboard watch in dockyard drawing provisions.

4.0 pm: Watch employed hoisting in provisions.


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27 September 1915

From Sheerness to Grimsby, or at sea

Position at Noon: Lat 52.93, Long 1.53

3 on sick list

2.30 am: Rove ship rope.

Unshackled from buoy.

3.30 am: Slipped and proceeded as requisite out of harbour.

3.55 am: Garrison point: abeam. 10 knots.

5.30 am: Altered course N65E, 16 knots, picked up escort.

6.20 am: Sunk Head buoy: abeam. Altered course N30E.

7.21 am: N.E. Bardsey: abeam 2 cables. Altered course N30E.

7.30 am: Altered course N35E.

7.50 am: Altered course NE.

8.25 am: Entered Swept channel. Course as requisite up swept channel 16 knots.

11.14 am: Would Light vessel: abeam.

3.15 pm: Inner Dowsing: abeam, reduced to 12 knots.

4.45 pm: Spurn Light Vessel: abeam. Altered course N60W.

5.5 pm: Altered course N20E.

5.30 pm: Altered course 16 points to Starboard.

5.40 pm: Altered course 16 points to Port.

7.0 pm: Altered course 16 points to Starboard.

7.2 pm: Full speed astern both.

7.4 pm: Stopped.

7.5 pm: South 15 knots.

8.25 pm: Spurn Light Vessel: abeam

8.45 pm: Spurn Point: abeam.

9.20 pm: Came to with Port anchor 2 shackles.


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28 September 1915

From Grimsby to Sea, or at Grimsby

Lat 53.58, Long -0.08

1 on sick list

6.30 am: Weighed and proceeded up harbour.

7.30 am: At single anchor.

2.30 pm: Discharged to Illustrious 2 stokers for detention.

4.0 pm: Weighed and proceeded as requisite out of harbour.

5.9 pm: Spurn Light Vessel: abeam.

5.30 pm: Course North 15 knots.

6.30 pm: Altered course N20E 74 revolutions. (15 knots)

7.20 pm: Reduced to 13 knots.

8.25 pm: Altered course as requisite through fishing fleet.

10.10 and 10.45 pm: Altered course to avoid fishing fleet.


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29 September 1915

From Sea to Rosyth, or at Sea

Position at Noon: Lat 55.99, Long -1.85

1 on sick list

1.30 am: Altered course N10W.

2.20 am: Altered course 15 degrees to Starboard for 15 minutes to avoid ship.

3.0 am: Altered course N30W.

3.20 am: Altered course 15 degrees to Port for 5 minutes.

7.0 am: Altered course N55W.

11.30 am: Altered course N.W.

2.15 pm: 70 revolutions (14 knots). As requisite into Firth of Forth.

3.50 pm: Passes outer boom.

4.30 pm: Moored ship in A 4 berth, 4 shackles on each.


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30 September 1915

Rosyth

Lat 56.0, Long -3.4

3 on sick list

6.15 am: Colliers came alongside both sides and made fast. Overhauled and inspected blocks and derricks.

6.30 am: Commenced coaling.

3.10 pm: Finished Port side.

3.45 pm: Finished Starboard side. Overhauled and inspected coaling gear.

Colliers cast off.


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LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1915


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1 October 1915

Rosyth

Lat 56.0, Long -3.4

3 on sick list

am and pm: Hands employed cleaning ship throughout. Mining party about mines.


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2 October 1915

In Firth of Forth

Lat 56.0, Long -3.2

2 on sick list

7.0 am: Unmoored weighed and proceeded out of harbour.

Courses as requisite in accordance with Admiralty instructions.

5.35 pm: Came to with Port anchor 3 shackles


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3 October 1915

In Firth of Forth

Lat 56.0, Long -3.2

2 on sick list

4.0 am: Weighed and proceeded in accordance with orders.

1.45 pm: Came to with Starboard anchor in 12 fathoms, veered 3 shackles in previous berth off Burntisland.


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4 October 1915

Burntisland

Lat 56.0, Long -3.2

2 on sick list

am: Hands employed about mines, refitting and as requisite cleaning paintwork.

4.0 pm: Quarters. Paid monthly settlement.


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5 October 1915

Burntisland

Lat 56.0, Long -3.2

1 on sick list

1.0 pm: Issued monthly slops.

7.30 pm: 4 ratings joined ship.


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6 October 1915

In Firth of Forth

Lat 56.0, Long -3.2

2 on sick list

1.0 pm: Cleaned guns.


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7 October 1915

In Firth of Forth

Lat 56.0, Long -3.2

2 on sick list

9.55 am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.30 Courses and speed as requisite. Proceeded in execution of Admiralty Orders.

Stores lost during mining.

Patt. 246. Sinkers iron mushroom 5 cwt, 7 in No.

Patt 741. Sinkers iron mushroom 1/2 cwt, 2 in No.

Patt. 305. Buoys Dan, 1 in No.

Rope Steel wire Flexible 1 1/4", 270 fathoms.

3.0 pm: As requisite into harbour.

5.35 pm: Let go Starboard anchor, moored ship 4 on each in 12 fathoms.

6.30 pm: T.B. 35 made fast alongside. Watch employed hoisting in Dan buoys.


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8 October 1915

Rosyth

Lat 56.0, Long -3.4

3 on sick list

5.0 am: Secured lighters alongside.

Hands employed hoisting out mines, sinkers and pistols.

9.0 am: Discharged to R.N. Hospital 1 stoker.


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9 October 1915

Rosyth

Lat 56.0, Long -3.4

2 on sick list

6.0 am: Colliers came alongside both sides. Overhauled and examined blocks and derricks.

6.45 am: Port Side commenced coaling.

7.15 am: Starboard Side commenced coaling.

11.50 am: Finished coaling. Unrigged colliers. Overhauled and inspected coaling gear.

12.30 pm: Colliers cast off.

1.0 pm: One telegraphist joined ship.

3.10 pm: Third B.S. sailed.

3.40 pm: Weighed and proceeded.

4.25 pm: Passed through outer boom. Course N72E 12 knots.

5.30 pm: Altered course S80E 15 knots. Man and arm ship.

5.0 pm: Altered course S55E 15 knots.

6.5 pm: May Island Light House: abeam 1 1/2 miles.

7.30 pm: Altered course to avoid fishing vessel.

11.10 pm: Altered course S25E.


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10 October 1915

From Sea to Immingham, or at Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

2 on sick list

1.10 am: Altered course South.

3.2 am: Altered course S25W.

5.0 am: Altered course to avoid steamer.

7.20 am: Altered course as requisite through swept channel.

8.40 am: Spurn Light Vessel: abeam. As requisite into harbour.

10.45 am: Made fast to No 2 buoy.

5 ratings joined ship.

1.0 pm: Secured lighters of mines alongside.

2.0 pm: Hands employed hoisting in mines, sinkers and pistols.


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11 October 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

3 on sick list

am and pm: Hands employed hoisting in mines, sinkers and pistols.

9.0 am: Discharged to St. George 1 stoker.

4.0 pm: Quarters. Read Warrants Nos. 52, 53, 54.


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12 October 1915


Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

2 on sick list

am: Hands employed hoisting in mines, sinkers and pistols.

Party employed hoisting out mines.

1.30 am: Hands employed about mines, sinkers and pistols.


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13 October 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

2 on sick list

10.30 am: Hands employed refitting and as requisite. Mining party about mines. Gunnery ratings with Gunner.

1.30 pm: Hands employed cleaning paintwork, refitting and as requisite. Mining party about mines. Gunnery ratings firing at towed target.

8.45 pm: Starboard watch to Air defence stations.

11.40 pm: Secured from air defence stations.



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14 October 1915

Grimsby

Lat 53.58, Long -0.08

1 on sick list

8.35 am: Slipped and proceeded out of harbour.

9.10 am: Let go Port anchor 2 shackles 12 fathoms.

10.20 am: Weighed and proceeded out of harbour.

10.55 am: Watch man and arm ship. Speed 15 knots.

1.0 pm: Course as requisite for firing. Speed 15 knots.

1.30 pm: Fired 6 pdrs.

4.50 pm: Came to with Port anchor. 2 shackle 12 fathoms.


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15 October 1915

Grimsby

Lat 53.58, Long -0.08

4 on sick list

10.0 am: Exercised fire stations.

Divers employed about diving gear. Gun layers to deflection teacher, etc.

2.30 pm: one W/T rating discharged to R.N.B.


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16 October 1915

Grimsby Roads

Lat 53.58, Long -0.08

3 on sick list

9.0 am: Drifter made fast alongside.

10.0 am: Hands employed cleaning ship throughout. Mining party about mines. Gun layers at exercise.

1.30 pm: Hands employed refitting and cleaning paintwork. Mining party about mines. Gun layers at exercise.


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17 October 1915

Grimsby Roads

Lat 53.58, Long -0.08

4 on sick list

10.0 am: Held Divine Service.


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18 October 1915

Grimsby Roads

Lat 53.58, Long -0.08

1 on sick list

9.0 am: Divisions. Prayers. Exercised Physical drill. Exercised out collision mats.

Mining party about mines. Gun Layers, etc. with gunners. Remainder of hands employed as requisite.

1.0 pm: Mining party employed about mines, party painting mines. Gun layers, etc. with gunner. Training classes to instruction.


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19 October 1915

From Grimsby to Immingham, or at Sea

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

No position in log. Position above is for Immingham at 12.50pm.

3 on sick list

7.15 am: Weighed and proceeded out of harbour

9.30 am: Commenced firing

as requisite for firing.

12.50 pm: Came to with Port anchor 2 shackles 11 fathoms.

Watch employed hanging Starboard anchor and unshackling cable.

3.30 pm: Weighed and proceeded to buoy.

4.20 pm: Shackled onto No. 2 buoy.

6.30 pm: 9 ratings joined ship.


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20 October 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

4 on sick list

6.20 am: Secured collier Port side.

6.55 am: Secured collier Starboard side. Overhauled and inspected blocks and derricks.

Port watch commenced coaling.

7.15 am: Starboard watch commenced coaling.

10.30 am: Party in dockyard drawing fresh provisions.

5.15 pm: Finished coaling. Overhauled and inspected coaling gear.

6.30 pm: Colliers cast off.


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21 October 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

4 on sick list

6.30 am: 5 Able Seamen discharged to depot.

11.40 am: Unshackles from buoy.

12.15 pm: Slipped from No 2 buoy and proceeded alongside Eastern arm of Immingham jetty.

1.20 pm: Secured alongside.

Leave to starboard watch 4.15 till 9.20 tram.

Canteen leave to second part Port watch.


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22 October 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

3 on sick list

9.0 am: Hands employed scraping and cleaning ships side.

Gunlayers with gunner.

Mining party hoisting in 7 mines and as requisite on mining deck.

1.0 pm: Port watch getting up 5" and 6" wires ahead and astern.

Side party and starboard watch cleaning ships side.

Mining party about mines.

7.0 pm: 1 boy telegraphist joined ship.


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23 October 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

3 on sick list

9.0 am: Mining party about mines.

Hands employed cleaning and painting starboard side of ship.


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24 October 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

5 on sick list

7.30 am: Landed R.C. party.

10.0 am: Landed C. of E. church party and Wesleyans.


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25 October 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

5 on sick list

9.0 am: Hands employed painting ships side starboard side and painting mines. Mining party about mines.

1.0 pm: Hands employed cleaning ships side port side and painting mines. Mining party about mines.


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26 October 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

2 on sick list

7.30 am: 1 Able Seaman discharged to R.N.B. Chatham.

9.0 am: Hands employed painting ship's side, about mines and as requisite. Party cleaning port side.

Gun layers at exercises.

1.30 pm: Hands employed painting ship's side.

Mining party about mines.

Gun layers about guns.


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27 October 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

2 on sick list

am and pm: Hands employed painting ship's side. Mining party about mines. Gun layers about mines.


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28 October 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

5 on sick list

7.0 am: 1 Stoker discharged to South Shields.

9.0 am: Divisions. Prayers. Exercised Physical drill.

Hands employed refitting cleaning out foremost galley.

Training classes at Instructions.



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29 October 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

3 on sick list

10.0 am: Hands employed refitting clearing out foremost galley, hoisting in paymasters stores and as requisite.

Mining party about mines.

1.0 pm: Hands employed cleaning out foremost galley, painting mines and refitting. Mining party about mines.

Training classes to Instructions.

9.0 pm: One rating (cook) joined ship.


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30 October 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

Sick list not recorded

9.0 am: Hands employed cleaning ship throughout, party painting out foremost galley. Training classes to Instructions. Mining party about mines.

1.0 pm: Leave to boys 1.30 till 7.0 pm. Read Warrants Nos 58 to 61. Discharged to St George 4 Able Seamen. Hands employed cleaning ship. Mining party about mines.

5.0 pm: 2 Able Seamen joined ship.


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31 October 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

2 on sick list

9.0 am: Held Divine Service.

11.0 am: Landed church parties.


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LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1915


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1 November 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

3 on sick list

10.0 am: Court Martial sat on board.

Hands employed cleaning out Fore Galley, refitting derricks. Training classes to Instructions. Mining party about mines.

1.0 pm: Hands employed refitting derricks, painting foremost galley, hoisting in stores, mining party about mines. Training classes to Instructions.

4.0 pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 58.

7.0 pm: Court Martial finished.


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2 November 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

3 on sick list

10.0 am: Hands employed refitting derricks, painting out fore galley, gun layers about guns. Mining party about mines, and Training classes to Instructions.

12.30 pm: One cooks' mate discharged ashore.

1.0 pm: Paid monthly settlement.

2.0 pm: Hands employed painting foremost galley, gun layers about guns, mining party about mines. Training classes to instructions. Prepared for coaling quarters..

5.0 pm: One cooks' mate discharged ashore.


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3 November 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

3 on sick list

6.0 am: Collier Eleanor made fast alongside. Overhauled and examined blocks and derricks. Rigged whips.

6.35 am: Commenced coaling.

2.0 pm: Finished coaling. Overhauled and inspected coaling gear. Unrigged collier.

2.35 pm: Collier cast off. Hands cleaning ship.


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4 November 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

6 on sick list

9.0 am: Divisions. Prayers. Exercised Physical drill. Training classes to Instructions. Hands employed scraping and painting, refitting derricks, about foremost galley, mining party about mines, gun layers dismounting guns.


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5 November 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

8 on sick list

6.30 am: Discharged to R.N.B. 1 stoker.

9.0 am: Divisions. Prayers. Exercised Physical drill. Gun layers about guns, mining party about mines, Training classes to Instructions, party painting out Foremost Galley, remainder of hands refitting, scraping and red leading.

1.0 pm: Hands employed refitting derricks, painting out foremost galley, about mines, dismounting guns and as requisite. Training classes to Instructions.


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6 November 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

6 on sick list

9.0 am: Hands employed cleaning ship throughout. Mining party about mines. Party in Foremost Galley.


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7 November 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

6 on sick list

9.0 am: Landed church parties.

11.0 am: Landed C. of E: party.


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8 November 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

6 on sick list

9.0 am: Divisions. Prayers. Exercised Physical drill. Exercised Fire Stations.

Hands employed scraping, red leading, gun layers about guns.

12.30 pm: Discharged to hospital one Ordinary Seaman.

1.30 pm: Hands employed scraping, painting, refitting boats falls and as requisite. Gun layers about guns.


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9 November 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

4 on sick list

9.0 am: Divisions. Prayers. Exercised Physical drill. Hands employed refitting boats falls, scraping and painting. Gun layers about guns, mining party about mines. Training classes to Instructions.

1.0 pm: Hands employed refitting, scraping and painting, gun layers with Gunner (G). Training classes to instructions.

4.0 pm: Quarters. Read Warrants Nos. 64 and 65.


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10 November 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

4 on sick list

9.40 am: Hands employed painting boats, scraping and painting. Training classes to Instructions. Mining party about mines.

1.30 pm: Hands employed painting out boats, refitting and painting. Training classes to Instructions. Gun layers with Gunner. Mining party about mines.


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11 November 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

4 on sick list

Hands employed scraping, red leading and painting, refitting and drawing stores. Gun Layers with Gunner. Training classes to Instructions.

4.0 pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 66.


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12 November 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

4 on sick list

9.0 am: Divisions. Prayers. Exercised Physical drill. Exercised General Quarters.

Hands employed refitting coaling whips, gun layers about guns. Mining party about mines, Training classes to Instructions.

1.0 pm: Hands employed refitting, scraping, gun layers about mines, Training classes to Instructions.

7.0 pm: Sent Party to ship "Patrol".


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13 November 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

5 on sick list

7.0 am: Read Warrant No. 67. Discharged to 1 Stoker to detention quarters.

4.0 pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 68.

9.0 pm: 4 Seamen ratings joined ship.


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14 November 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

6 on sick list

9.0 am: Held Divine Service.

10.0 am: Landed Church parties.


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15 November 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

6 on sick list

6.0 am: 3 Able Seamen discharged to R.N.B. Chatham.

8.50 am: Collier made fast alongside.

9.15 am: Commenced coaling. Overhauled and examined blocks and derricks.

3.0 pm: Finished coaling.

4.0 pm: One Ordinary Seaman rejoined ship from hospital.

Read Warrant No 69.


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16 November 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

6 on sick list

10.0 am: Hands employed scraping, red leading and painting, refitting cat purchase. Training classes to Instructions. Mining party about mines.

1.0 pm: Hands employed scraping, red leading and painting rails on ship's side, gun layers with gunner. Training classes to Instructions. Mining party about mines.

3.30 pm: 1 cook's mate joined ship.

9.0 pm: 2 Able Seamen joined ship.


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17 November 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

7 on sick list

10.0 am: Hands employed scraping, red leading and painting, oiling wires, about mines and as requisite. Training classes to instructions.

1.0 pm: Hands employed scrapping, red leading and painting, about mines, oiling wires on jetty and as requisite. Training classes to Instructions.

4.0 pm: Quarters. Red Warrant No 70

5.30 pm: 7 ratings discharged to Hospital


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18 November 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

6 on sick list

10.0 am: Hands employed refitting, scraping, red leading and painting rails and about mines. Training classes to Instructions.

4.0 pm: Quarters. Read warrant No 71

5.30 pm: J.R. Davis acting Lieutenant R.N.R. joined ship.

F. Couldrey Lieutenant R.N.R. left ship.


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19 November 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

5 on sick list

6.30 am: Party hoisting paymaster's stores.

8.30 am: Divisions, Prayers, Exercised Physical drill. Exercised General Quarters. Gunnery and mining stations. Exercised Fire brigade.

Hands employed cleaning out boats and refitting. Gun layers with gunner, mining about mines. Training classes to Instructions.

1.0 pm: Hands employed painting and refitting. Gun layers with gunners, mining party about mines. Training classes to Instructions.

4.0 pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 71.


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20 November 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

4 on sick list

9.0 am: Hands cleaning ship throughout. Party cleaning out Y.M.C.A. hall.

11.0 am: One Able Seaman joined ship from Ness.

7.0 pm: One Able Seaman joined ship.


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21 November 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

3 on sick list

7.0 am: Party hoisting in provisions.

9.0 am: Landed Church parties.

11.0 am: Landed C. of E. party.


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22 November 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

2 on sick list

10.0 am: Hands employed refitting riggings, gun layers about magazines, mining party about mines. Training classes to Instructions.

1.0 pm: Hands employed refitting riggings, painting waterline, gun layers with gunner, mining party about mines. Training classes to Instructions. Party drawing stores.

4.0 pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 73.


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23 November 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

2 on sick list

9.0 am: Divisions. Prayers. Exercised Physical drill. Exercised collision stations.

Hands employed refitting riggings, painting waterline, about mines and as requisite. Training classes to Instructions.

1.0 pm: Hands employed refitting riggings, gun layers with gunner, mining party about mines, party repairing jetty. Training classes to Instructions.

5.0 pm: Port watch hoisting 10 tons of anthracite coal.


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24 November 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

2 on sick list

9.0 am: Divisions. Read Prayers, Exercised Physical drill, Exercised Fire and collision stations.

Hands employed refitting riggings, mining party about mines, gun layers with gunner, party with carpenter. Training classes to Instructions.

1.30 pm: Discharged to hospital one stoker.

1.0 pm: Hands employed refitting riggings, about mines, party about guns, party repairing jetty, sent working party to depot. Training classes to Instructions.

3.30 pm: H.M.S. Swift arrived.

9.0 pm: 1 ordinary seaman joined ship.


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25 November 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

1 on sick list

7.20 am: Swift sailed.

7.30 am: Discharged to R.N.B. Chatham 1 Able Seaman.

9.0 am: Divisions, Prayers, Exercised Physical drill. Hands employed refitting rigging, about guns, about mines, party about jetty. Training classes to Instructions.

1.0 pm: Hands employed refitting rigging, party in depot, party repairing jetty, mining about mines. Training classes to Instructions.

4.0 pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 74


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26 November 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

2 on sick list

7.0 am: Collier made fast alongside. Overhauled and examined blocks and derricks. Rigged whips.

Hands coaling ship.

9.0 am: 2 Petty Officers and 6 hands rigging wireless station at depot.

Party repairing jetty.

1.30 pm: Hands coaling ship.

2. Petty Officers and 6 hands rigging Wireless station at depot.

4.50 pm: Finished coaling. Overhauled and inspected coaling gear.

5.0 pm: Collier slipped.


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27 November 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

1 on sick list

8.30 am: 1 Able Seaman joined ship.

9.0 am: Hands employed cleaning ship. Mining party cleaning mining deck. Party rigging wireless station. Party cleaning out Y.M.C.A.


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28 November 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

2 on sick list

9.0 am: Held Divine Service.

11.0 am: Landed church parties.


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29 November 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

5 on sick list

10.0 am: Hands employed about mines, refitting rigging, party in depot rigging wireless station, Training classes to Instructions.

1.0 pm: Hands employed about mines, refitting rigging, party rigging Wireless Telegraphy station, Gunnery, Torpedo and Stake hold. Training classes to Instructions.


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30 November 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

1 on sick list

10.0 am: Hands employed refitting rigging and boats falls, mining party about mines, party rigging Wireless Telegraphy station in depot. Training classes to Instructions.

1.0 pm: Hands employed refitting rigging and boats falls, oiling down stays, mining party about mines, party rigging Wireless Telegraphy station in depot. Training classes to Instructions.


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LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1915


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1 December 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

1 on sick list

9.0 am: Divisions. Prayers. Exercised Physical drill. Hands employed about mines, refitting, party rigging W/T station, funeral party at rifle drill, training classes to Instructions.

11.30 am: Court Martial held on board.

1.0 pm: Paid Monthly settlement.

1.30 pm: Hands employed refitting, about mines, party at W/T station. Training classes to Instructions.

5.0 pm: Court Martial finished.

9.0 pm: 1 Petty Officer, 2 Leading Hands and 14 Able Seamen joined ship.


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2 December 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

1 on sick list

9.0 am: Divisions, Prayers, Exercised Physical drill, Exercised away all boats.

10.0 am: Hands employed about mines, refitting, cleaning out boats, Stokehold and

Torpedo training classes to Instructions.

1.0 pm: Landed Funeral Escort party.

2.0 pm: Hands employed, mining party about mines, Training classes under Instructions, mining instructional class.

9.0 pm: 1 stoker joined ship.


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3 December 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

Nil on sick list

10.0 am: Hands employed about mines, training classes to Instructions. Party cleaning out Port boats.

1.0 pm: Hands employed cleaning out Port boats, about guns, about mines. Training classes to instructions. Special mining party at instructions.


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4 December 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

Nil on sick list

9.0 am: Hands cleaning ship.

Party cleaning out Y.M.C.A.

Special mining party at instructions.

2.30 pm: Mr Mold Torpedo gunner joined ship.

7.30 pm: 2 Ordinary Seamen lent to destroyers.


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5 December 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

Nil on sick list

6.30 am: Party hoisting in paint and Carpenters stores.

10.0 am: Landed Church parties.

11.0 am: Landed C. of E. party.


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6 December 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

Nil on sick list

7.0 am: Mr. Mold Gunner (T) left ship.

8.30 am: Divisions, Prayers, Exercised Physical drill. Mining party about mines. Special mining party under instructions. Training classes to instructions. Gun layers about guns, party preparing for coaling and repairing baskets.

1.0 pm: Mining party about mines. Special mining party under instructions. Training classes to instructions. Party with Carpenter and party repairing coal baskets.

7.0 pm: 1 Ordinary Seaman returned to ship from destroyer.


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7 December 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

Nil on sick list

5.30 am: Party employed getting in carpenter's stores.

7.20 am: Collier made fast alongside.

7.40 am: Commenced coaling.

7.30 am: St. George made fast to No 1 buoy.

10.0 am: Special mining party and stokehold training class to instructions.

1.0 pm: Hands coaling ship. Special mining party and stokehold training class to instructions.

3.40 pm: Finished coaling. Overhauled and inspected coaling gear.

4.0 pm: Collier slipped.

7.0 pm: Concert leave to Port watch.


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8 December 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

1 on sick list

9.0 am: Divisions, Prayers, Exercised Physical drill. Mining party about mines. Special mining party and stokehold training class to instructions.. Training classes to Instructions. Party with gunner, Party unrigging Y.M.C.A. remainder cleaning ship.

1.0 pm: Hands employed cleaning paintwork, party cleaning guns and boats. Special mining party and stokehold training class to instructions. Training classes to instructions. Party hoisting in stores.


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9 December 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

1 on sick list

9.0 am: Divisions. Prayers, Exercised Physical drill, Exercised Out collision mat.

Mining party about mines, special party under instructions. Training classes to instructions. Party with gunner about guns.

1.0 pm: Hands employed cleaning out boats and cleaning paintwork. Mining party about mines, Gun Layers with gunner about guns. Special mining party under instructions. Training classes under instructions.


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10 December 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

2 on sick list

8.30 am: Sent working party to Illustrious. Special mining party dropped two mines for instructions.

Divisions, Prayers, Exercised Physical drill. Hands employed getting in Starboard lower boom, cleaning boats, mining party and special mining party about mines.

1.0 pm: Hands employed about Starboard lower boom, bottom lines and refitting. Special mining party and Training classes to instructions. Mining party about mines.


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11 December 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

1 on sick list

6.30 am: Working party about lighter.

9.0 am: Party cleaning out Y.M.C.A. Mining party about mines. Stokehold training class to Instructions, remainder of hands cleaning ship throughout.

Leave to boys and football party 1.30 till 7.0 pm.

4.0 pm: Quarters. Leave to Starboard watch till 10.0 pm. Read Warrant No 75.


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12 December 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

Nil on sick list

5.30 am: Hands employed hoisting in paymasters stores and cleaning ship.

9.0 am: Held Divine Service.

10.0 am: Landed Wesleyans.

11.0 am: "Patrol" slipped from Jetty and anchored in stream.

5.0 pm: Paid advance to Starboard watch.


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13 December 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

1 on sick list

General leave to Starboard watch from 8.0 am till 11.0 pm December 17th.

10.0 am: Hands employed painting and cleaning ship. Special mining party under instructions. Party cleaning out sanitary tank.

1.0 pm: Hands employed painting, cleaning out boats, Special mining party under instructions, gun layers about guns.

3.30 pm: Paid fortnights advance to Port watch.


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14 December 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

1 on sick list

7.0 am: Two boiler makers from dockyard working on board.

10.0 am: Hands employed getting in stores, cleaning ship, cleaning out sanitary tank, cleaning boats, special mining party under instructions.

1.30 pm: Hands employed hoisting in provisions. Special mining party under instructions.

4.0 pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 76.

6.30 pm: 1 Ordinary Seaman rejoined from T.B.D.


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15 December 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

1 on sick list

7.0 am: 2 boiler makers from Dockyard working on board.

10.0 am: Hands employed cleaning out boats and flats. Special mining party to instructions.

1.30 pm: Special mining party to instructions. Hands employed hoisting in stores, cleaning out boats and flats, cleaning out sanitary tank and as requisite.


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16 December 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

5 on sick list

7.0 am: 2 boiler makers from Dockyard working on board.

10.0 am: Hands employed hoisting in provisions, gun layers about guns. Special mining party under instructions.

11.0 am: Patrol weighed and proceeded.


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17 December 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

1 on sick list

7.0 am: one boiler maker working on board.

9.0 am. Special mining party to instructions. Hands employed cleaning ship. Party cleaning sanitary tank

11.0 am: One boy discharged to sick quarters.

1.0 pm: Hands employed hoisting in provisions.

2.0 pm: Special mining party to instructions.


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18 December 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

1 on sick list

5.30 am: One Chief Stoker left ship

6.0 am: 2 Boiler makers came on board.

Leave to Port watch till 11.0 pm: December 22nd.

9.0 am: Hands employed surveying cable, hoisting in provisions, painting and as requisite.

Special mining party to Instructions.

1.0 pm: Hands employed surveying cable, painting C deck and as requisite.

2.30 pm: Special mining party to instructions.


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19 December 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

2 on sick list

10.0 am: Landed Church parties.

11.0 am: Landed C. of E. party.


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20 December 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

2 on sick list

8.0 am: 10 hands and 1 Petty Officer sent to Illustrious as working party.

9.30 am: Hands employed hoisting in stores and stowing them.

Special mining party to instructions.

1.0 pm: Special mining party about mines. Hands employed painting rails on C deck and cleaning out store rooms.

8.30 pm: One Electrician joined ship.


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21 December 1915

Place

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

3 on sick list

9.0 am: Divisions, Prayers, Exercised Physical drill. Hands employed cleaning out store rooms, surveying cables. Special mining party about mines.

11.0 am: Engineer Sub Lieutenant R.N.R. joined ship.

1.0 pm: Special mining party to instructions. Mining party mustering stores. Party surveying cable. Party cleaning paintwork in store room flat.


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22 December 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

3 on sick list

9.0 am: Special mining party to instructions. Mining party about mines. Party surveying cable, remainder cleaning out flats.

1.30 pm: Hands employed surveying cables, preparing for coaling and as requisite. Special mining party to instructions.


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23 December 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

2 on sick list

7.35 am: Secured collier Port side. Examined and inspected blocks and derricks, rigged whips.

4.30 pm: Finished coaling.

Overhauled and inspected coaling gear. Cast off collier. Cleaned ship.


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24 December 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

6 on sick list

10.0 am: Special mining party about mines and mining party, remainder of hands cleaning ship and as requisite.

1.0 pm: Hands employed cleaning ship and washing paintwork. Mining party and special mining party about mines. Remainder as requisite.

9.0 pm: 1 Armourer's mate joined ship.


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25 December 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

7 on sick list

10.0 am: Landed Church parties.

11.0 am: Landed C. of E. party.


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26 December 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

6 on sick list

10.0 am: Held Divine Service.

11.0 am: Landed Church parties.


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27 December 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

7 on sick list

10.0 am: Landed Guard of Honour. Hands employed. Special mining party to instructions. Party refitting brow, remainder cleaning paintwork.

1.0 pm: Special mining party, acting S.T.'s and training classes to instructions. Party refitting brow. Party about guns, remainder cleaning paintwork.


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28 December 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

7 on sick list

9 0 am: Divisions, Prayers, Exercised Physical drill. Mining party about mines, Special mining party and training classes to instructions. Gun layers about guns. Guard at rifle drill. Party painting sick bay.1.0 pm: Party working at Immingham W/T Station. Special and training classes to instructions. Party painting sick bay, party scraping and red leading. Mining party about mines.

5.0 pm: Quarters. Read warrants Nos. 79 to 80.


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29 December 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

5 on sick list

9.0 am: Divisions, Prayers, Exercised Physical drill. Party working at W/T Station. Special mining party and training classes to instructions. Mining party about mines. Remainder employed refitting, scraping and red leading.

1.0 pm: Hands employed mining party about mines. Special mining party and training classes to instructions. Gun layers about guns. Remainder scraping, red leading and refitting.

7.0 pm: Discharged to Plymouth hospital one stoker.


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30 December 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

5 on sick list

7.0 am: Discharged to RNB Chatham one armourer.

9.0 am: Divisions, Prayers, Exercised Physical drill. Special mining party and training classes to instructions. Mining party about mines. Gun layers about guns. Remainder of hands scraping and red leading.

1.0 pm: Hands employed refitting ladders, scraping and red leading, gun layers about ammunition. Special mining party and training classes to instructions.

9.0 pm: 1 Petty Officer and 1 shipwright joined ship.


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31 December 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

4 on sick list

10.0 am: Special mining party and training classes to instructions. Hands employed refitting jamping ladders, reeving new steam cutters falls, scraping and red leading.

1.30 pm: Special mining party and training classes to instructions. Port watch hoisting in stores, remainder scraping, red leading and cleaning paintwork.

4.0 pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 81.


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THE VOYAGES OF HMS ORVIETO 1916

JP map Orvieto 1916

LOGS FOR JANUARY 1916


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1 January 1916

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

4 on sick list

7.0 am: Discharged to R.N.B. one shipwright.

9.0 am: Hands employed mining party and special mining party about mines. Steam cutters crew about their boat, party cleaning out Y.M.C.A. Remainder cleaning ship throughout.

10.0 pm: 1 stoker Perry Officer joined ship.


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2 January 1916

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

3 on sick list

9.0 am: Landed Church parties.

11.0 am: Landed C. of E. party.

4.0 pm: Quarters. Read Warrants Nos. 82 to 84. Discharged to depot for detention 3 stoker ratings.


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3 January 1916

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

4 on sick list

9.0 am: Divisions, Prayers, Exercised Physical drill. Special mining party and training classes to instructions. Gun layers about guns. Mining party about mines. Parties painting and scraping.

1.0 pm: Special mining party and training classes to instructions. Mining party about mines, gunlayers about guns, remainder of hands painting and scraping.

4.0 pm: Quarters. Read Warrants Nos. 85 and 86.


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4 January 1916

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

4 on sick list

8.30 am: Divisions, Prayers, Exercised Physical drill. Special mining party and training classes to instructions. Party drawing stores. Lowered steam cutter. Acting S.G.'s at 1" aiming rifle practice. Parties scraping and painting.

11.30 am: Hoisted and drew fires in steam cutter.

12.30 pm: Discharged to hospital Grimsby, 1 cook's mate.

1.30 pm: Hands employed scraping and red leading, Special mining party and training classes to instructions.

6.30 pm: Canteen and concert leave to Port watch.


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5 January 1916

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

3 on sick list

5.30 am: Collier made fast alongside Port side. Examined blocks and derricks. Hands rigging whips, etc.

8.0 am: Starboard watch coaling ship.

9.0 am: Special mining party to instructions.

1.30 pm: Special mining party to instructions.

4.40 pm: Finished coaling, unrigged collier. Overhauled and inspected coaling gear. Collier slipped, Hands cleaned ship.


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6 January 1916

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

2 on sick list

9.0 am: Divisions, Prayers, Exercised Physical drill. Special mining party and training classes to instructions. Gun layers about guns, party painting, scraping and red leading.

1.0 pm: Lowered steam cutter. Gunnery ratings at .303 aiming rifle at towed target. Special mining party and training classes to instructions. Party painting and red leading. Discharged ashore 1 Sick Berth Attendant.


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7 January 1916

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

2 on sick list

9.0 am: Divisions, Prayers, Exercised Physical drill. Exercised General Quarters. Exercised Abandon ship stations. Hands employed painting. Special mining party and training classes to instructions.

1.0 pm: Hands employed scraping, red leading and painting, gun layers at exercise, Special mining party and training classes to instructions. Mining party about mines.

8.30 pm: Lieutenant Commander J. L. Browne R.N. joined ship.


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8 January 1916

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

2 on sick list

10.0 am: Special mining party under instructions. 4 hands cleaning Y.M.C.A. Party with chief steward.

10.0 pm: One Able Seaman and one Leading Carpenters crew joined ship.


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9 January 1916

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

2 on sick list

9.0 am: Held Divine Service.

10.0 am: Landed Church parties.

1.0 pm: Port watch employed hoisting out diving gear. Sent diving gear to Waveney.


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10 January 1916

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

5 on sick list

7.0 am: Commander J. Mey R.N. and 1 shipwright left ship.

8.0 am: Sent working party to Illustrious to unmoor ship.

9.0 am: Divisions. Prayers. Exercised Physical drill. Special mining party and mining party about mines. Training classes to instructions. Hands scraping, red leading and painting.

1.0 pm: Training classes to Instructions. Mining parties about mines. Remainder of hands scraping, red leading and painting.

4.0 pm: Quarters. Read Warrants Nos. 87 to 89.


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11 January 1916

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

2 on sick list

9.0 am: Divisions, Prayers, Exercised Physical drill. Landed working party to berth Illustrious. Special mining party and training classes to instructions. Mining party about mines. Remainder painting and cleaning ship.

12.30 pm: 3 Stokers discharged to Hull prison.

1.0 pm: Special mining party and training classes to instructions. Mining party about mines, gun layers about guns remainder of hands scraping and cleaning paintwork.


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12 January 1916

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

4 on sick list

9.0 am: Divisions, Prayers, Exercised Physical drill, Exercised Fire stations. Special mining party and training classes to instructions. Party painting No 3 and 4 boats. Party Blacking aloft.

1.0 pm: Special mining party and training classes to instructions. Parties painting out boats and blacking aloft.


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13 January 1916

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

3 on sick list

9.0 am: Divisions, Prayers, Exercised Physical drill, Exercised Collision stations. Special mining party and training classes to instructions. Remainder employed getting in provisions, blacking down aloft and painting boats.

1.0 pm: Hands employed blacking down aloft, painting boats and preparing for coaling. Mining party about mines.

9.0 pm: 3 Stoker ratings joined ship.


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14 January 1916

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

3 on sick list

6.30 am: Kirkwood collier made fast alongside. Overhauled and inspected blocks and derricks.

8.30 am: Commenced coaling.

1.5 pm: Finished coaling. Unrigged collier. Overhauled and examined coaling gear.

2.5 pm: Cast off collier.


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15 January 1916

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

4 on sick list

7.0 am: Party getting in stores.

4.0 pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 93.


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16 January 1916

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

6 on sick list

9.0 am: Landed Church parties.

11.0 am: Landed C. of E. party.


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17 January 1916

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

7 on sick list

9.0 am: Divisions, Prayers, Exercised Physical drill. Lowered steam cutter. Gunnery training class and all gunnery ratings to .303 firing practice. Side party about side, parties painting boats, scraping and cleaning paintwork.

Noon: Hoisted steam cutter and drew fires.

1.0 pm: Special mining party and training classes to instructions. Parties cleaning ship's side, painting and scraping. Party getting in boatswains stores.


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18 January 1916

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

8 on sick list

9.0 am: Divisions, Prayers, Exercised Physical drill. Gun layers and S.G:'s training class at .303 rifle practice at towed target. Training classes to instructions. Mining party about mines, remainder about side, painting boats and cleaning out sanitary tanks.

12.30 pm: Mining party and special mining party about mines. Training classes to instructions, side party about side, party cleaning out sanitary tank, party painting boats, remainder scraping and red leading.



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19 January 1916

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

8 on sick list

9.0 am: Landed ships company for route march.

1.0 pm: Mining party about mines. Gunnery ratings about guns. Training classes and special mining party to instructions. Party scraping and cleaning paintwork.


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20 January 1916

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

5 on sick list

7.0 am: Discharged to Chatham Hospital 1 Able Seaman, 1 ordinary Seaman and 3 stokers.

8.30 am: Sent working party to Illustrious.

9.0 am: Divisions, Prayers, Exercised Physical drill. Court on Inquiry held on board. Hands employed drawing stores, cleaning out sanitary tanks, cleaning ship's side and as requisite. Mining party and training classes to instructions.

1.30 pm: Hands employed painting, drawing stores, cleaning out tanks and firing at towed target. Special mining party and training classes to instructions.

9.0 pm: Two stokers, 1 Armourer's crew and 1 ordinary seaman joined ship.


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21 January 1916

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

5 on sick list

9.0 am: Divisions, Prayers, Exercised Physical drill. Exercised General Quarters. Mining party about mines, Training classes and special mining party under instructions. Side party cleaning ship's side, remainder as requisite.

1.0 pm: Acting Seamen gunner's class firing 1" aiming at towed target. Training classes to instructions. Mining party about mines, side party cleaning side. Party painting boats and cleaning paintwork.

5.30 pm: Read Warrant No 94.

9.30 pm: One Able Seaman joined ship.


The logbook copyist has inverted the pages for the next two days. I put them in their chronological order.



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22 January 1916

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

3 on sick list

6.30 pm: 2 cooks mates joined ship.


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23 January 1916

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

3 on sick list

9.0 am: Held Divine Service.

10.0 am: Landed church parties.


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24 January 1916

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

5 on sick list

7.5 am: Collier made fast alongside. Discharged to Depot 1 Armoury crew. Examined blocks and derricks.

Hands coaling ship.

1.5 pm: Finished coaling. Overhauled and inspected coaling gear.

1.30 pm: Collier slipped and proceeded.

9.0 pm: One stoker rating joined ship from depot.


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25 January 1916

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

3 on sick list

9.0 am: Divisions, Prayers.

Hands employed painting B deck, mining party about mines, party cleaning out Y.M.C.A. Training classes to instructions. Gun layers with gunner.

1.0 pm: Mining party about mines. Parties painting B deck. Training classes to instructions. Parties scraping and red leading. Gun layers about guns.

7.30 pm: Concert leave to second part Starboard watch.


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26 January 1916

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

2 on sick list

9.0 am: Divisions, Prayers, Exercised Physical drill. Hands employed painting, mining party about mines, party cleaning out Y.M.C.A. Training classes to instructions.

1.0 pm: Hands employed painting, mining party about mines, party cleaning out Y.M.C.A. Training classes to instructions.


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27 January 1916

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

4 on sick list

10.0 am: Hands employed painting ship's side, mining party about mines. Training classes to instructions.

1.0 pm: Hands employed painting ship's side, mining party about mines. Training classes to instructions.


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28 January 1916

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

6 on sick list

9.0 am: Divisions, Prayers, Exercised Physical drill, Exercised Priming stations.

Hands employed painting C deck, gun layers painting their guns, Training classes to instructions. Mining party about mines.

1.0 pm: Hands employed painting on C deck and cleaning ship's side. Mining party about mines. Training classes to instructions. Gun layers with gunner.

4.0 pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 96.

7.30 pm: Concert leave to second part Starboard watch.


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29 January 1916

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

5 on sick list

10.0 am: Party painting on C deck.

6.0 pm: Read Warrant No 97.


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30 January 1916

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

5 on sick list

9.0 am: Landed Church parties.


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31 January 1916

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

2 on sick list

9.0 am: Divisions, Prayers, Exercised Physical drill. Hands employed painting A deck and Well decks. Party cleaning ship's side, party scraping. Mining party about mines, Training classes to instructions.

1.0 pm: Hands employed painting, scraping on A deck and well decks, cleaning ship's side. Gunnery ratings about guns, mining party about mines, Training classes to Instructions.

8.35 pm: Port watch to Aerial defence stations.

10.30 pm: Secured.



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LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1916


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1 February 1916

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

2 on sick list

6.30 am: Port watch hoisting in 5 tons of coke.

9.0 am: Divisions, Prayers, Exercised Physical drill. Hands employed painting A deck and well deck, cleaning ship's side, drawing paymasters stores, scraping and red leading. Training classes to instructions.

12.30 pm: Paid monthly settlement.

1.0 pm: Hands employed painting, scraping and red leading, drawing paymaster’s stores, cleaning ships side. Training classed to instructions. Mining party about mines.


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2 February 1916

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

2 on sick list

6.0 am: Collier came alongside. Inspected blocks and derricks.

7.30 am: Commenced coaling.

12.55 pm: Finished coaling. Overhauled and inspected coaling gear. Unrigged collier, scrubbed coaling screens.

1.20 pm: Collier slipped.

10.0 pm: One able seaman joined ship.


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3 February 1916

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

1 on sick list

10.0 am: Hands employed painting, scraping and red leading. Training classes to Instructions. Mining party about mines.

1.0 pm: Hands employed painting, scraping and red leading. Training classes to Instructions. Mining party about mines.

8.30 pm: Concert leave to Starboard watch.


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4 February 1916

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

Nil on sick list

9.0 am: Divisions. Prayers, Exercised Physical drill, Exercised general quarters.

Hands employed painting, scraping and red leading. Party about guns, Mining party about mines. Training classes to Instructions.

1.0 pm: Hands employed painting, scraping and red leading, Party about guns. Training classes to Instructions. Mining party about mines.


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5 February 1916

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

1 on sick list

7.0 am: Landed working party for Illustrious.

1.0 pm: Football leave to Starboard watch.

7.30 pm: Discharged to Hospital one stoker.


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6 February 1916

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

1 on sick list

9.0 am: Landed Church parties.

11.0 am: Landed C. of E. party.


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7 February 1916

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

1 on sick list

6.30 am: Mining party about mines.

8.0 am: S.B.C.

Mining party dropping mines for experiment.

9.0 am: Divisions. Prayers, Exercised Physical drill. Hands employed painting and cleaning ship. Mining party about mines. Gun layers about guns. Training classes to Instructions.

1.0 pm: Hands employed painting and scraping. Mining party about mines. Gun layers about guns. Training classes to Instructions.


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8 February 1916

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

1 on sick list

9.0 am: Divisions, Prayers, Exercised Physical drill. Aired bedding.

Hands employed painting and scraping. Mining party about mines. Training classes to Instructions.

Lashed up and stowed Hammocks.

1.0 pm: Hands employed painting and scraping. Mining party about mines. Gun layers about guns. Training classes to Instructions.

7.0 pm: Concert leave to Port watch.


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9 February 1916

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

Nil on sick list

6.30 am: Starboard watch getting in flour.

9.0 am: Divisions. Prayers, Exercised Physical drill. Exercised Out Collision mat.

Hands employed painting and scraping. Mining party about mines. Gun layers with Gunner G. Training classes to Instructions.

1.0 pm: Hands employed painting and scraping. Mining party about mines. Gun layers about guns. Training classes to Instructions. Party getting in Paymasters stores.

7.0 pm: Concert leave to Starboard watch.


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10 February 1916

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

1 on sick list

10.0 am: Hands employed painting and scraping. Mining party about mines. Training classes to instructions. Party with Carpenter.

1.0 pm: Hands employed painting and scraping. Mining party about mines. Training classes under Instructions. Gun layers with gunner. Party with Carpenter.

3.30 pm: Lieutenant Buchanan joined ship for instructions.

7.0 pm: Concert leave to Port watch.

9.0 pm: One stoker joined ship.


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11 February 1916

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

1 on sick list

5.0 am: Collier Kirkwood made fast alongside. Overhauled and inspected blocks and derricks.

7.45 am: Commenced coaling.

12.25 pm: Collier cast off. Overhauled and inspected coaling gear.

7.0 pm: Concert leave to Starboard watch.


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12 February 1916

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

2 on sick list

9.0 am: Mining party employed about mines.

Football leave to watch from 2.0 pm till 4.30 pm.


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13 February 1916

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

2 on sick list

9.0 am: Landed Church parties.

10.0 am: Held Divine Service.

7.30 pm: Port watch to Air Defence stations.

8.30 pm: Secured.


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14 February 1916

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

2 on sick list

6.0 am: Port watch hoisting in provisions. Starboard watch cleaning ship.

9.0 am: Divisions, Prayers, Exercised Physical drill, Exercised Fire Stations. Hands employed scraping and cleaning ship. Mining party about mines. Training classes to Instructions. Party with Carpenter drawing pump.

1.0 pm: Hands employed scraping, cleaning out after peak, about guns. Mining party about mines. Training classes to Instructions.


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15 February 1916

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

2 on sick list

9.0 am: Divisions, Prayers, Exercised Physical drill, Exercised General Quarters. Hands employed painting and as requisite. Mining party about mines. Training classes to instructions.

1.0 pm: Port watch employed hoisting in and stowing dummy sinkers. Starboard watch employed painting ship. Training classes to instructions.


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16 February 1916

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

2 on sick list

9.0 am: Divisions, Prayers, Exercised Physical drill. Port watch hoisting in and stowing dummy sinkers. Hands employed scraping and red leading. Mining party about mines, Training classes to Instructions.

1.30 pm: Starboard watch employed getting out 6 1/2" wire aft.

7.30 pm: Concert leave to first part Starboard watch.


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17 February 1916

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

3 on sick list

7.30 am: Lieutenant Buchanan left ship.

10.0 am: Hands employed painting and scraping, Gun layers with Gunner. Party drawing Paymaster's stores. Mining party about mines. Training classes to instructions.

1.0 pm: Hands employed painting and scraping, party drawing paymaster's stores, Training classes to instructions. Mining party about mines.

4.0 pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 98.

7.30 pm: Concert leave to second part Port watch.


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18 February 1916

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

3 on sick list

10.0 am: Hands employed painting, scraping and as requisite. Gun Layers with Gunner. Mining parties about mines. Training classes to Instructions.

12.20 pm: Swedish steamer Abiska collided with and slightly damaged port quarter.

1.30 pm: Hands employed scrubbing B and C decks with sand. Mining parties working about sinkers. Training classes to instructions.


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19 February 1916

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

3 on sick list

9.0 am: Mining and special mining parties hoisting in dummy sinkers. Party working about lighters. Gun Layers with Gunner. Remainder painting and as requisite.


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20 February 1916

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

3 on sick list

6.30 am: Mining parties getting in dummy sinkers.

9.0 am: Landed Church parties.

10.0 am: Hands employed unpriming mines.

1.30 pm: Hands employed hoisting out mines and sinkers and placing them on the jetty.


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21 February 1916

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

2 on sick list

5.30 am: Mining party employed about mines. Remainder cleaning ship.

7.0 am: Hands employed hoisting in mines and sinkers.

9.0 am: Hands employed hoisting in mines and sinkers. Party rigging diving boat. Mining party about mines.

1.0 pm: Diving party employed diving for mine and sinker.

Hands employed hoisting in mines and sinkers.

9.0 pm: One Leading Seaman joined ship.


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22 February 1916

From Immingham to Grimsby, or at Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

2 on sick list

5.30 am: Mining party employed about mines. Hands employed preparing for coaling.

7.10 am: Collier made fast alongside. Inspected blocks and derricks.

7.50 am: Commenced coaling.

11.30 am: Finished coaling. Overhauled and inspected coaling gear.

11.50 am: Collier cast off.

12.55 Collier collided with stern of ship. Starboard watch employed about hawsers and casting off collier. Port watch cleaning ship. Divers employed diving.

3.35 pm: Stand by hawsers.

3.55 pm: Slipped from Eastern jetty and proceeded to No 2 buoy.

4.26 pm: Made fast to No 2 buoy.

5.57 pm: Slipped from No. 2. buoy.

6.30 pm: Anchored 3 shackles in 10 1/4 fathoms.

8.30 pm: Divers employed diving.


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23 February 1916

From Grimsby to Sheerness, or at Grimsby and Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

2 on sick list

4.30 am: Weighed and proceeded out of harbour. 12 knots.

5.57 am: Spurn Light Vessel: abeam 1 mile. 16 knots.

7.10 am: Streamed P. Log. Inner Dawsing: abeam.

6.22 am: Proceeded as requisite down war channel 17 knots.

8.3 am: Race bank light buoy: abeam.

10.15 am: Would Light Vessel: abeam.

11.12 am: Course S20W.

11.30 am: Course SW.

Course as requisite down swept channel.

12.33 pm: Reduced to 5 knots.

12.38 pm: S10W 10 knots.1.0 pm: Course S20W. 17 knots.

1.20 pm: Ship wash Light Vessel: abeam 4 miles.

2.11 pm: Longsand Light Vessel: abeam.

3.0 pm: Altered course S80W.

3.40 pm: Altered course N70W.

3.50 pm: Tongue Light Vessel: abeam 1/2 mile. Altered course N60W.

4.0 pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 99.

As requisite through South Edinburgh and Oaze deep.

5.40 pm: Passed Boom gate.

6.10 pm: Made fast with slip rope.

8.45 pm: Made fast with cable to No 9 buoy.


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24 February 1916

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

3 on sick list

6.0 am: Hands cleaning ship. Mining party about mines.

7.0 am: Lighters made fast alongside.

9.30 am: Hands employed hoisting in and out mines, priming and as requisite.

11.0 am: Party diving.

1.0 pm: Discharged to Hospital one stoker.

2.0 pm: Hands employed hoisting in and out mines, priming and as requisite.


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25 February 1916

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

3 on sick list

9.0 am: Divisions. Prayers. Exercised Physical drill. Hands employed mining parties about mines, Training classes to instructions, gun layers about guns and ammunition. Motor boat crew about their boat.

1.30 pm: Hands employed priming mines, preparing for coaling and as requisite. Training classes to instructions.

5.0 pm: Mining party employed priming mines.

7.0 pm: Set anchor watch.


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26 February 1916

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

5 on sick list

7.30 am: Colliers came alongside. Examined blocks and derricks. Rigged colliers.

Hands coaling ship.

10.0 am: Dockyard divers diving to examine propellers.

11.0 am: 2 Stoker ratings joined ship.

Noon: Finished coaling. Overhauled and inspected coaling gear.

1.30 pm: Colliers cast off.

3.30 pm: One Able Seaman joined ship.


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27 February 1916

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

5 on sick list

10.0 am: Landed Church party.

11.0 am: Sent Church of England party to Princess Margaret.


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28 February 1916

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

4 on sick list

8.30 am: Mr Harvey Acting Mate left ship.

Discharged to Portsmouth 1 Able Seaman.

9.0 am: Divisions., Prayers, Exercised Physical drill. Mining parties about mines. Gun Layers about ammunition. Training classes to Instructions.

1.0 pm: Hands employed about mines and sinkers. Training classes to instructions. Remainder cleaning ship and refitting.

3.30 pm: Received 7 sinkers (dummy).

5.0 pm: Mining party employed about mines.


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29 February 1916

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

3 on sick list

8.0 am: S.B.C. Read Warrant No 103.

9.0 am: Divisions. Prayers, Exercised Physical drill. Discharged R.N. detention Barracks Chatham one stoker R.N.R. Training classes to instructions. Party about mattresses on fore bridge. Gun layers about guns.

1.0 pm: Mining and special mining parties about special mooring ropes. Gunners party about ammunition. Training classes to instructions. Remainder of hands cleaning ship. Party fitting mattresses round bridge.

5.0 pm: Mining parties employed fitting special mooring ropes.


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LOGS FOR MARCH 1916


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1 March 1916

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

1 on sick list

7.0 am: Mining party fitting mooring ropes.

8.30 am: Mining parties employed about special mooring ropes.

9.0 am: Divisions, Prayers, Exercised Physical drill. Exercised collision stations and out boats. Gunners party about ammunition. Training classes to Instructions. Party about splinter mattresses.

1.0 pm: Mining party employed about special mooring ropes. Gunners about guns. Training classes to instructions. Party about splinter mattresses.


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2 March 1916

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

1 on sick list

9.0 am: Divisions, Prayers, Exercised Physical drill. Exercised Man and Arm ship stations. Hands employed about boats and cleaning ship. Mining parties fitting special mooring ropes. Gunners party about guns. Training classes to instructions.

12.30 pm: One able seaman joined ship.

1.0 pm: Mining party employed about special mooring ropes. Gun layers with gunner about guns. Party refitting mattresses round bridge. Training classes to instructions.

4.0 pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No. 104.


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3 March 1916

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

2 on sick list

9.0 am: Divisions. Prayers, Exercised Physical drill. Exercised General Quarters. Hands employed refitting and cleaning out flats. Mining parties about mines. Training classes to instructions.

1.0 pm: Hands employed, mining parties about mines, Training classes to instructions, gunners party cleaning rifles, remainder refitting and cleaning ship.


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4 March 1916

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

3 on sick list

9.0 am: Mining party employed about mines.

Steam cutters crew painting their boat.

Hands cleaning ship throughout.


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5 March 1916

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

4 on sick list

9.0 am: Landed Church parties.

10.0 am: Held Divine Service.


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6 March 1916

From Sheerness to The Nore, or at Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

2 on sick list

1.47 am: Sighted Zeppelin passing overhead steering S.E. range 7.000 feet. Manned aerial guns.

4.0 am: Secured.

9.0 am: Divisions, Prayers, exercised Physical drill. Hands employed mining party about mines, gun layers with gunner, Training classes to instructions. Remainder employed about boats.

11.0 am: Attentive sailed.

1.0 pm: Hands employed mining party about mines, gunner's party about fireworks. Training classes to instructions. Party with sailmakers, remainder as requisite.

4.50 pm: Unshackled from buoy.

5.5 pm: Slipped and proceeded as requisite out of harbour.

5.55 pm: Came to with Port anchor in 13 fathoms. Veered 3 shackles.


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7 March 1916

From The Nore to Sheerness, or at Sheerness

Lat 51.5, Long 0.8

3 on sick list

9.0 am: Divisions, Prayers, Exercised Physical drill. Hands employed preparing for sea, about mines and as requisite. Party cleaning flats. Training classes to instructions. Party hanging Starboard anchor.

A note in the middle section: Lost overboard by accident: one Ejector for 4.7" gun, one Stave end. No. 18.

3.10 pm: Weighed and proceeded into harbour.

4.25 pm: Made fast to No 9. buoy.

7.0 pm: Discharged to Chatham hospital one stoker.


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8 March 1916

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

2 on sick list

9.0 am: Divisions, Prayers, Exercised Physical drill. Out collision mat, Out boats and Fire stations. Hands employed cleaning out boats, about mattresses on forebridge. Gunners party about guns, mining party about mines. Training classes to instructions.

2.0 pm: Hands employed mining party about mines, gunner’s party about guns, party repairing coaling baskets. Training classes to instructions.

9.30 pm: Exercised Air defence stations.


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9 March 1916

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

2 on sick list

5.45 am: Lancaster arrived.

9.0 am: Divisions, Prayers Exercised Physical drill. Hands employed mining party about mines. R. N. R. Seamen, ordinary Seamen and boys to boat pulling exercise. Training classes to instructions, party repairing coaling baskets, party securing mattresses

1.0 pm: Hands employed cleaning out boats, repairing coaling baskets, fitting protective mattresses, Training classes to instructions. Mining party about mines.


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10 March 1916

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

2 on sick list

9.0 am: Divisions, Prayers, Exercised Physical drill. Hands employed refitting coaling gear, hoisting in stores and cleaning ship. Mining party about mines. Training classes to instructions.

12.30 pm: Discharged to Hospital one rating.

1.0 pm: Hands employed refitting coaling gear, hoisting in stores, drawing stores, gunners party with gunner. Mining party about mines. Training classes to instructions.

4.45 pm: "Paris" arrived.


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11 March 1916

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

3 on sick list

7.30 am: 2 Petty Officers and 20 hands coaling "Paris"

12.20 pm: Lancaster sailed.

2.0 pm: "Paris" sailed.

2.30 pm: "Lancaster" arrived.


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12 March 1916

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

5 on sick list

9.0 am: Landed Church parties.

10.0 am: Held Divine Service.

11.0 am: One stoker rating: joined ship.

11.30 am: "Sir John Moore" sailed.

4.30 am: Paris arrived.


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13 March 1916

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

3 on sick list

7.0 am: Sent coaling party, 2 Petty Officers and 20 hands to "Paris".

9.0 am: Divisions, Prayers, Exercised Physical drill. Hands employed mining party about mines, gunner’s party about guns, party refitting coaling baskets. Training classes to instructions.

11.30 am: Discharged to Hospital 2 ratings.

1.0 pm: Hands employed mining party about mines, party refitting coaling baskets, gunners party about guns. Training classes to instructions.


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14 March 1916

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

6 on sick list

9.0 am: Divisions, Prayers, Exercised Physical drill. Read "Articles of War" and Quarterly Courts martial returns. Hands employed about mines, drawing stores, refitting and as requisite. Training classes to instructions. Gunnery party about guns.

1.0 pm: Hands employed about boats, cleaning out holds, refitting. Mining and gunnery parties employed. Training classes to instructions.


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15 March 1916

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

6 on sick list

9.0 am: Hands employed cleaning out boats and holds, mining and gunnery parties employed. Training classes to instructions.

1.0 pm: Hands employed cleaning out boats and holds, mining and gunnery parties employed. Training classes to instructions.

3.0 pm: 1 Able Seaman joined ship.

3.30 pm: 1 cook's mate rejoined ship from hospital.


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16 March 1916

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

7 on sick list

Sheerness, No 9 Buoy, Long 0.8

2.50 am: Loud explosion heard, which shook the ship, from an Easterly direction. No reference could be found for that explosion.

8.30 am: Discharged ashore one cook's mate.

9.0 am: divisions, Prayers, Exercised Physical drill. Hoisted and drew fires in steam cutter. Exercised General drills watch evolutions. Sent Sight setters to Chatham.

10.15 am: "Lancaster" sailed. Hands employed cleaning out boats and No 4 hold. Training classes to instructions.

1.0 pm: Hands employed cleaning out boats, No 4 hold and sanitary tanks. Training classes to instructions. Gunnery and mining parties employed.

6.0 pm: One Ordinary Seaman joined ship.


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17 March 1916

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

6 on sick list

6.0 am:: "Dryad" arrived.

10.0 am: Attentive arrived from Chatham and sailed.

Hands employed cleaning out boats, holds and sanitary tanks. Mining and gunnery parties employed. Training classes to instructions.

1.0 pm: Hands employed cleaning out boats, holds and sanitary tanks. Mining parties about mines. Party scrubbing A decks. Training classes to instructions.


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18 March 1916

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

6 on sick list

9.0 am: Barge with pistols came alongside.

Hands employed hoisting in pistols.

1.0 pm: Port watch employed hoisting in pistols and hoisting out mooring ropes.


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19 March 1916

From Sheerness to The Warp, or at Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

1 on sick list

9.0 am: Held Divine Service.

10.0 am: Landed Church parties.

1.0 pm: Discharged to R.N. Hospital 1 Ordinary Seaman.

1.30 pm: 4 T.B.D's arrived.

4.10 pm: Slipped and proceeded as requisite out of harbour.

4.48 pm: Outer Bar buoy: abeam.

5.13 pm: Came to with Port anchor in 7 fathoms. Veered 3 shackles.


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20 March 1916

At The Nore and Sheerness

Lat 51.5, Long 0.8

2 on sick list

4.5 am: Weighed.

4.10 am: Turned to South. Went astern.

4.20 am: Slewing ship to Starboard.

4.31 am: 1/2 Ship grounded, aft. Ship's bows slewed round to SE

4.32 am: Full speed astern both. Sounded round ship at L.W.

4.50 am: Stopped both engines. Sounded wells.

8.20 am: Tugs made fast alongside.

8.35 am: Ship's head slewed to SW.

8.55 am: Ship came off the ground. Proceeded as requisite to test engines. Divisions, Prayers, Exercised Physical drill. Hands employed about mines, refitting and preparing to come to a buoy.

10.10 am: Came to with Port anchor in 10 fathoms mud veered 3 shackles.

12.39 pm: Weighed and slewed to Starboard.

12.55 pm: Course as requisite into harbour.

1.0 pm: Bar end Buoy: abeam.

1.38 pm: Stopped.

1.47 pm: Made fast to No 8 buoy.

4.0 pm: Quarters. Rigged diving boat.

Diver employed examining ship's bottom and propellors.

6.0 pm: Princess Margaret, Biarritz and Paris arrived.


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21 March 1916

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

2 on sick list

6.30 am: Divers employed diving.

10.0 am: Hands employed about mines, cleaning out boats, gunnery party about guns, refitting derricks. Training classes to instructions.

1.0 pm: Hands employed about boats, mines and guns. Training classes to Instructions. Party drawing fresh meat.

3.0 pm: 2 Petty Officers and 16 Able Seamen discharged to R.N. Barracks.

7.0 pm: 1 Stoker joined ship.


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22 March 1916

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

3 on sick list

7.0 am: Mining party about mines.

10.0 am: Hands employed about mines, boats and refitting. Gunner’s party employed, Training classes to Instructions.

1.0 pm: Hands employed cleaning out boats, refitting derricks, cleaning out holds, gunnery and mining parties employed. Training classes to instructions.

3.30 pm: One stoker discharged to R.N.D.

5.0 pm: Escort of destroyers arrived.


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23 March 1916

At Sea and Sheerness

For reasons of secrecy while laying mines, the position at noon is not given.

3 on sick list

5.35 am: Tugs made fast alongside.

6.8 am: Unshackled.

6.10 am: Slipped and proceeded out of harbour as requisite.

6.45 am: Bar end buoy: abeam. 15 knots as requisite through South Edinburgh Channel.

8.0 am: Mining party about mines.

Course and speed as requisite for laying mines under Admiralty Instructions.

1.30 pm: Rigged derricks and cleaned out mining deck.

3.0 pm: As requisite through South Edinburgh Channel and Oaze deep into harbour.

5.0 pm: West Oaze buoy: abeam. Reduced to 14 knots.

5.55 pm: Stopped both.

6.10 pm: Made fast to No 8 buoy.


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24 March 1916

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

4 on sick list

5.30 am: Secured lighters alongside Starboard side.

6.50 am: Core mine carrier made fast alongside. Hands employed hoisting in mines and sinkers.

8.0 am: Working party from depot arrived (40 men).

9.30 am: Hands employed hoisting in mines, sinkers, pistols, etc.

1.0 pm: Hands employed hoisting in mines, sinkers and pistols.


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25 March 1916

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

4 on sick list

6.30 am: Hands employed hoisting in mines, sinkers and pistols.

2.30 pm: Finished hoisting in mines and sinkers.

Party cleaning mess decks. Remainder hoisting in spare gear and bogies.

3.20 pm: Working party discharged to depot.

5.25 pm: "Cove" slipped and proceeded up harbour.


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26 March 1916

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

3 on sick list

10.0 am: Hands employed priming mines.

11.0 am: Discharged to Hospital one stoker RNR.

1.0 pm: 1 Petty Officer and 2 Able Seamen discharged to Trawler Carmania II.

5.0 pm: 1 Petty Officer and 2 Able Seamen joined ship.


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27 March 1916

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

2 on sick list

6,0 am: Prince George arrived.

AM: mining party about mines.

3.0 pm: 2 Petty Officers, 4 Able Seamen and 1 stoker joined ship.


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28 March 1916

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

2 on sick list

6.0 am: "Prince George" sailed

10.0 am: Hands employed cleaning paintwork and cleaning out passages, mining and gunnery parties employed. Training classes to instructions.

1.0 pm: Hands employed about mines, party drawing fresh meet, gun layers about guns. Training classes to instructions.

3.0 pm: Dropped two mines for experiment.

8.30 pm: Set anchor watch


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29 March 1916

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

1 on sick list

2.0 am: Anchor watch set.

7.0 am: Negative anchor watch.

9.0 am: Divisions, Prayers, Exercised Physical drill. Exercised General drills, Collision stations, fire stations, abandon ship, out boats, let go and pick up life buoy. Party employed hoisting in stores. Mining party about mines.

2.0 pm: Hands employed preparing for coaling, about boats, airing boats sails, drawing stores and about mines. "Cleopatra" arrived. Training classes to instructions.

5.0 pm: Prepared for aerial defence.

6.0 pm: "Cleopatra" sailed for Chatham, "Laverock" arrived and proceeded to Chatham.


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30 March 1916

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

2 on sick list

6.0 am; Colliers "Boscastle" and "Marie Elsie" made fast alongside. Inspected blocks and derricks.

6.45 am: Commenced coaling

9.25 am: "Princess Margaret" proceeded up to Chatham.

1.40 pm: "City of London" arrived.

4.30 pm: Finished coaling. Overhauled and inspected coaling gear.

5.10 pm: both colliers cast off.


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31 March 1916

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

3 on sick list

9.0 am: Hands cleaning ship throughout, mining party about mines.

10.30 am: "Biarritz" sailed for Chatham.

11.0 am: 2 Carpenters repairing trot boat in dockyard.

1.0 pm: Steam cutter moored up and drew fires. Mining party about mines, gunner’s party about guns. Party about boats, remainder cleaning paintwork.

4.0 pm: Quarters. Read warrant No 105.

9.30 pm: Port watch to Aerial defence stations.

9.45 pm: Secure.


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LOGS FOR APRIL 1916


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1 April 1916

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

3 on sick list

1.35 am: Starboard watch to Aerial defence stations.

1.55 am: Secure.

9.0 am: Hands employed cleaning ship throughout. Mining party about mines. 3 Carpenter rating repairing trot boat.

11.45 am: "City of London" sailed.

3.0 pm: Gen. Crawford arrived from Chatham.


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2 April 1916

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

3 on sick list

9.0 am: Landed Church parties.

11.0 am: Held Divine Service.

1.35 pm: Gen. Crawford sailed.

Heavy explosions heard from direction of Faversham at 1.25, 1.30, 1.45, and 2.0 pm.

A fire broke out at the Gun Powder Works (Gunpowder Mill) at Uplees, near Faversham. An attempt was made to put out the fire without results. The management ordered to evacuate the factory, but too late. At 2.20 pm 200 tons of TNT blew up. 109 men and Boys were killed. The story and the names of those who died can be found at: http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Kent/FavershamExplosion.html

And more information at:

http://www.kenthistoryforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=5923.0

5.0 pm: 2 Petty Officers and 4 Able Seamen discharged to trawlers.

7.0 pm: Darkened ship. Rigged hoses.


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3 April 1916

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

2 on sick list

9.0 am: Divisions, Prayers, Exercised Physical drill. Hands cleaning out boats, Mining party about mines. Training classes to instructions.

11.45 am: "Biarritz" arrived from Chatham.

1.55 pm: "Attentive" arrived.

Hands employed, mining party about mines, gunner's party about guns, Training classes to instructions, rigging party.

3.0 pm: 1 Petty Officer joined ship.


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4 April 1916

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

1 on sick list

8.0 am: Landed 3 carpenter ratings to work on trot boat-

9.0 am: Divisions. Prayers, Exercised Physical drill. Hands employed mining and extra mining party about mines, gunner's party. Training classes to instructions, refitting party and painting parties.

12.20 pm: "Princess Margaret" arrived from Chatham.

1.30 pm: Hands employed about mines, gunners party, painting party and refitting boats gear. Training classes to instructions.


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5 April 1916

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

2 on sick list

9.0 am: Divisions, Prayers, Exercised Physical drill. Steam cutters crew painting their boat, mining party about mines. Remainder of hands cleaning and painting down funnels and masts and cowls with grey paint.

12.30 pm: 1 Able Seaman joined ship from Chatham depot.

1.0 pm: Mining party about mines. Steam cutters crew about their boat. Hands employed painting funnels, cowls and masts grey.


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6 April 1916

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

3 on sick list

8.0 am: Store lighter came alongside.

9.0 am: Divisions, Prayers, Exercised Physical drill. Gunnery ratings sent to Gunnery school. Training classes to instructions. Hands employed clearing store lighter, about mines and painting on A deck.

1.0 pm: Hands employed about mines, painting on A deck, steam cutter's crew about their boat. Training classes to instructions.


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7 April 1916

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

6 on sick list

9.0 am: Divisions, Prayers, Exercised Physical drill. Gunners party about guns, mining party about mines. Training classes to instructions. Remainder of hands refitting and cleaning ship.

12.30 pm: Discharged to Hospital one Stoker R.N.R.

1.0 pm: Hands employed holystoning A deck refitting boats guys, parties refitting mining and gunners parties employed. Training classes to instructions.

6.0 pm: Prepared for aerial defence.

10.0 pm: 1 Stoker R.N.R. joined ship.


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8 April 1916

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

3 on sick list

9.0 am: Hands employed cleaning ship throughout. Party scraping waterline and cleaning ship's side. Mining party about mines.

1.0 pm: Hands employed unpriming mines

4.0 pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 106.

5.30 pm: Mining party of Starboard watch about mines.

7.0 pm: Prepared for air defence stations.


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9 April 1916

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

3 on sick list

8.0 am: Landed Church parties.

9.0 am: Held Divine Service.

11.0 am: Prepared for sea.

6.0 pm: Prepared for Air defence.


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10 April 1916

From Sheerness to Downs, or at Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

3 on sick list

8.30 am: Divisions, Prayers, Exercised Physical drill. Hands employed mining party about mines. Training classes to instructions, parties painting and refitting. party with gunner.

2.45 pm: Hoisted boats prepared for sea.

3.0 pm: Unshackled.

3.20 pm: Slipped and proceeded out of harbour as requisite through Oaze Deep, speed 16 knots. Man and armed ship.

4.0 pm: Quarters. Read Warrants Nos. 107 and 108.

As requisite through South Edinburgh Channel to Downs.

6.58 pm: Came to with Port anchor in 9 fathoms. Veered 3 shackles. in Downs.


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11 April 1916

From Downs to Portsmouth, or at Sea

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

No position given in log. Position above is for Portsmouth at approximately 12.15pm.

2 on sick list

3.58 am: Weighed and proceeded as requisite down channel. Speed 16 knots.

6.30 am: Dungeness Light House: abeam. Altered course S65W.

8.0 am: Royal Sovereign Light Vessel: abeam. Altered course N83W.

10.35 am: Owers light Vessel: abeam. Altered course as requisite into harbour.

11.42 am: Nab Light Vessel: abeam.

12.6 pm: Passed through boom gate.

12.7 pm: Stopped.

12.15 Proceeded as requisite up harbour.

1.0 pm: Entered "C" Lock.

Hands employed striking down ammunition.

General leave to Port Watch till midnight Thursday.

5.0 pm: Shifted berth to No 14 Dock.

03:58 Weighed and proceeded as requisite

6.25 pm: Made fast in No.14 Dock.


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12 April 1916

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

2 on sick list

9.0 am: Hands employed drawing stores, refitting ladder falls, reeving new boat falls, turning out blocks and as requisite.

1.0 pm: Hands employed reeving new falls for boats, turning out blocks, about after guns and drawing stores.

5.0 pm: Rigged hoses, Exercised Fire stations, cleared away ante aircraft guns.


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13 April 1916

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

2 on sick list

5.30 am: Hands employed getting spare propeller blade ready for hoisting out.

9.0 am: Hands employed hoisting out spare propellor blade and lowering it into dick. Gunner’s party employed lifting guns. Parties refitting boats and ladder falls.

11.30 am: Read Warrant No 110. One Carpenter rating discharged to Depot for Detention.

1.0 pm: Gunners party lifting guns. Hands employed refitting ladder and boats falls. Party drawing stores.

4.0 pm: Quarters. Read Warrant.


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14 April 1916

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

Nil on sick list

12.30 am: Port Watch Returned from long leave.

5.0 am: General leave to Starboard watch till noon Sunday.

9.0 am: Hands employed refitting boats falls, gunners party lifting guns, turning out blocks and as requisite.

1.0 pm: Hands employed refitting boats falls, about guns and as requisite.

Party drawing stores.


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15 April 1916

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

Nil on sick list

7.0 am: Read Warrant No 111

9.0 am: Hands employed refitting boats falls, about guns and drawing stores.

1.30 pm: Hands employed refitting boats falls, about guns and drawing stores.

3.0 pm: Flooded dock.

4.0 pm: Floated ship.

5.0 pm: Shifted Birth to "D" Lock.

6.0 pm: Secured.


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16 April 1916

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

2 on sick list

10.0 am: Landed church parties.

11.0 am: Landed Patrol.

12.30 pm: Starboard watch returned from Long leave.

4.15 pm: Proceeded out of "D" Lock. Hoisted up ammunition for guns.

5.10 pm: Stopped Pilot and riggers left ship.

5.23 pm: Came to with Port anchor in 13 fathoms.


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17 April 1916

From Portsmouth to Sheerness, or at Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

1 on sick list

4.10 am: Weighed and turned to SE proceeded out of harbour.

4.41 am: Passed through Spithead boom gate, Course as requisite. 15 knots.

4.58 am: Altered course South 17 knots. Dean Light Vessel: astern.

5.10 am: Altered course SE.

5.43 am: Altered course S83E.

5.48 am: Owers Light Vessel: abeam 2 miles.

7.36 am: Beachy Head: abeam.

8.0 am: Altered course N75E. Royal Sovereign Light Vessel: abeam 1.7 mile.

9.14 am: Dungeness: abeam. Altered course N50E.

9.30 am: Altered course as requisite past Dover and through Downs.

10.43 am: Stopped.

10.53 am: Anchored in Downs.

10.56 am: Weighed and proceeded as requisite to Sheerness.

12.21 pm: Tongue Light Vessel: abeam. Divisions, Prayers. Hands employed about mines and cleaning ship.

1.50 pm: Outer Bar buoy: abeam. Reduced to 10 knots.

2.16 pm: Passed Garrison Point.

2.30 pm: Stopped.

3.20 pm: Made fast to No 9 buoy.

7.0 pm: Landed escort and brought off 1 prisoner.


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18 April 1916

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

1 on sick list

9.0 am: Divisions, Prayers, Exercised Physical drill. Hands employed about mines, refitting derrick guys, placing bottom lines, etc. Training classes to instructions.

11.0 am: 1 Plumbers mate joined ship from R.N.D.

11.30 am: 10 Stokers R.N.R. joined ship from R.N.D.

1.0 pm: Hands employed about mines, refitting derrick guys, etc, cleaning out No 4 hold, gunners party about guns. Training classes to instructions.

3.30 pm: Lieutenant Deller R.N.R. joined ship.

4.0 pm: Quarters. Read Warrants Nos 112 to 115.


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19 April 1916

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

1 on sick list

8.40 am: "Aurora" arrived and proceeded to Chatham.

12.30 pm: Lieutenant Davis R.N.R. left ship.

1.25 pm: "Aurora" sailed for Chatham.


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20 April 1916

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

Nil on sick list

8.0 am: Sent 8 Gunnery ratings to Chatham for instructions.

9.0 am: Divisions, Prayers, Exercised Physical drill. Exercised boat pulling.

Hoisted and cleaned out boats.

11.0 am: Sailmaker discharged to R.N. Hospital.

1.0 pm: Hands employed refitting derrick guys, painting and about boats. Mining party about mines. Training classes to instructions.

4.0 pm: "Tipperary" arrived.

5.30 pm: Discharged to Hospital one stoker R.N.R.


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21 April 1916

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

Nil on sick list

9.0 am Held Divine Service.

11.0 am: Landed Church parties.

2.30 pm: 1 Shipwright joined ship.


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22 April 1916

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

Nil on sick list

9.0 am: Hands employed priming mines.

10.0 am: Party getting in stores.

11.0 am: Rove slop Rope. Prepared for sea.

2.0 pm: 8 "L class" destroyers arrived.

6.0 pm: Slipped and proceeded out of harbour.

6.55 pm: Came to with Starboard anchor 9 fathoms 2.5 shackles.


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23 April 1916

The Nore

Lat 51.5, Long 0.8

Nil on sick list

10.0 am: Held Divine Service.

9.10 pm: Weighed and proceeded as requisite out of harbour in company with Minelaying Squadron.


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24 April 1916

Sea and Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

No position in log. Position above is for Sheerness at 12.26pm.

Nil on sick list.

Course and speed as requisite in accordance with Admiralty Instructions.

5.54 am: Shore battery opened fire.

Opened fire on 5 hostile aircraft

6.30 am: 2 British seaplanes passed.

6.40 am: Passed 4 M-class destroyers

7.30 am: Ceased firing

10.0 am: Party employed cleaning up mining deck.

12.20 pm: Passed Garrison point.

12.26 pm: Stopped.

1.0 made fast to no. 9 buoy

Read warrant no 117. Discharged one prisoner to detention quarter.

4.45 pm: Prince George arrived.

9,0 pm: Prepared for aerial defence


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25 April 1916

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

1 on sick list

4.30 am: Prince George sailed.

8.45 am: Biarritz sailed.

9.0 am: Divisions, Prayers, Exercised Physical drill. Hands employed refitting, rigging, cleaning out boats, gunner’s party about guns. Training classes to instructions. Party oiling hawsers. Parties about stores.

12.30 pm: Hands employed hoisting out empty pistol boxes and plummets, refitting rigging, cleaning out boats and mining deck.

3.0 pm: Prince George arrived.

4.0 pm: Read Warrants Nos. 118 and 119.

7.0 pm: Lance sailed.

8.45 pm: Biarritz arrived.


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26 April 1916

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

2 on sick list

7.0 am: "Wallaroo" and "Riviera" arrived.

9.0 am: Divisions, Prayers, Exercised Physical drill. Away all boats crews pull round the fleet.

Hands employed scraping ship side at waterline. Gunners party about guns.

1.0 pm: Hands scraping ship side at waterline. Gunners party about guns.

3.0 pm: Discharged to R.N.B. one plumber mate.

4.30 pm: "Penelope" arrived.

8.0 pm: "Conquest" arrived.


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27 April 1916

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

1 on sick list

5.0 am: Hands employed hoisting up ammunition and scraping ship's side.

9.0 am: Hands employed hoisting out ammunition, hoisting in bogies and cleaning ship's side.

1.0 pm: Hands employed hoisting out ammunition, scraping and red leading ship's side, getting up 8" manila hawsers, restowing derricks.

4.0 pm: Ammunition lighter cast off.

9.0 pm: Watch hoisting in W.O.'s stores.


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28 April 1916

Tilbury

Lat 51.45, Long 0.35

Nil on sick list

5.15 am: Minelayers sailed.

7.6 am: Slipped and proceeded as requisite out of harbour 12 knots.

8.0 am: Paid monthly settlement.

9.0 am: Course as requisite up the Thames.

9.10 am: Stopped. Passed through bridge of boats.

9.27 am: Came to with Starboard anchor 2 shackles in mid-stream. Tilbury hotel flag staff bearing north.

11.00 am: Weighed and proceeded into dock. Made fast East side of central basin.

1.0 pm: Hands employed returning mess gear and as requisite.

4.0 pm: General leave to Starboard watch till noon on may 11th.

6.30 pm: Special leave to first part Port watch till 8.0 am.


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29 April 1916

Tilbury

Lat 51.45, Long 0.35

Nil on sick list

9.30 am: Hands employed scraping waterline on ship's side.

Gunner's party lifting guns.

1.0 pm: Special leave to second part Port watch 1.0 pm till 10.0 am Sunday.

11.50 pm: Escort and one prisoner returned on board.


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30 April 1916

Tilbury

Lat 51.45, Long 0.35

Nil on sick list

9.0 am: Held Divine Service.


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LOGS FOR MAY 1916


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1 May 1916

Tilbury

Lat 51.45, Long 0.35

Nil on sick list

9.0 am: Hands employed scraping and red leading ship's side.

Party lifting guns.

1.30 pm: Hands employed about hawsers

assisting to shift berth.

2.15 pm: Made fast to jetty


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2 May 1916

Tilbury

Lat 51.45, Long 0.35

Nil on sick list

9.0 am: Hands employed scraping waterline and red leading.

Party lifting guns.

1.0 pm: Hands employed scraping and red leading waterline, cleaning out refrigerating rooms and lifting guns.

2.30 pm: Sent one prisoner with Escort to Chatham Depot.

4.30 pm: 1 rating joined ship from Chatham.


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3 May 1916

Tilbury

Lat 51.45, Long 0.35

Nil on sick list

9.0 am: Hands employed scraping and red leading ship's side, lifting guns, cleaning out refrigerating rooms and painting out seamen's heads.

1.0 pm: Hands employed scraping and red leading ship's side, lifting guns, cleaning out refrigerating rooms and painting out seamen's heads.

6.30 pm: Part of watch employed shifting ship to eastern arm of basin.

7.25 pm: Made fast alongside.


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4 May 1916

Tilbury

Lat 51.45, Long 0.35

Nil on sick list

9.0 am: Hands employed scraping waterline, cleaning out refrigerating rooms, lifting guns, cleaning out seamens head and drawing stores.

1.0 pm: Hands employed cleaning out refrigerating rooms, lifting guns, scraping and red leading waterline and cleaning seamen's bath rooms.


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5 May 1916

Tilbury

Lat 51.45, Long 0.35

Nil on sick list

9.0 am: Hands employed scraping waterline, cleaning out seamens wash places and refrigerators. Party drawing stores. Gunner's party lifting guns.

11.0 am: Sent prisoner with Escort to Chatham.

1.30 pm: Hands employed scraping waterline and seamen's heads, cleaning out refrigerating rooms, lifting guns and as requisite.


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6 May 1916

Tilbury

Lat 51.45, Long 0.35

Nil on sick list

9.0 am: Hands employed cleaning out refrigerating rooms, scraping and painting out seamen's head, lifting guns and as requisite. Party cleaning mess deck.


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7 May 1916

Tilbury

Lat 51.45, Long 0.35

Nil on sick list

10.30 pm: Held Divine Service.


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8 May 1916

Tilbury

Lat 51.45, Long 0.35

Nil on sick list

9.30 am: Hands employed scraping and red leading ship's waterline and seamen's head. Cleaning out refrigerating rooms, about guns and as requisite.

1.0 pm: Hands employed scraping and red leading ship's waterline and seamen's head. Cleaning out refrigerating rooms, about guns and as requisite.


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9 May 1916

Tilbury

Lat 51.45, Long 0.35

9.0 am: Hands employed cleaning out refrigerating rooms, about side, about guns and as requisite.

2.0 pm: Hands employed cleaning out refrigerating rooms, seamen's head and about ship's side.


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10 May 1916

Tilbury

Lat 51.45, Long 0.35

9.0 am: Hands employed cleaning out refrigerating rooms and seamen's heads, scraping ship's side and as requisite.

1.0 pm: Hands employed scraping ship's side, drawing stores and cleaning out refrigerating room and seamen's heads.


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11 May 1916

Tilbury

Lat 51.45, Long 0.35

9.0 am: Hands employed cleaning out provision rooms, scraping and red leading ship's side and seamen's heads. Party getting guns ready to hoist out.

11.30 am: Starboard watch returned off long leave.

1.0 pm: Leave to Port Watch till noon on May 24th.

2.0 pm: Hands employed hoisting out guns and dummy sinkers.

5.30 pm: Part pf watch employed getting out pistols.


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12 May 1916

Tilbury

Lat 51.45, Long 0.35

Am and pm: Hands employed hoisting out dummy sinkers.


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13 May 1916

Tilbury

Lat 51.45, Long 0.35

5.30 am: Hands employed getting out mooring wires and preparing ship for docking.

9.30 am: Hands employed hoisting out mining stores.

2.0 pm: Hands employed hoisting out mining stores.


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14 May 1916

Tilbury

Lat 51.45, Long 0.35

5.0 am: Hands employed hoisting out swivels and cleaning ship.


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15 May 1916

Tilbury

Lat 51.45, Long 0.35

9.0 am: Hands employed scraping and painting ship's side and cleaning out store rooms.

1.30 pm: Hands employed scraping and red leading ship's side and cleaning out store rooms.


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16 May 1916

Tilbury

Lat 51.45, Long 0.35

Nil on sick list

9.0 am: Proceeded into Dry dock.

10.0 am: Hands assisting to dock down.

2.0 pm: Hands employed clearing out store rooms and cleaning out refrigerating room.


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17 May 1916

Tilbury

Lat 51.45, Long 0.35

9.0 am: Hands employed about shores and surveying cables.

1.30 pm: Hands employed surveying cables and cleaning out chain lockers.


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18 May 1916

Tilbury

Lat 51.45, Long 0.35

9.0 am: Hands employed surveying cable, cleaning out chain lockers and cleaning out workshop flat.

1.30 pm: Hands employed surveying cables, cleaning out cable lockers and painting them.


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19 May 1916

Tilbury

Lat 51.45, Long 0.35

9.0 am: Hands employed about cable, cleaning mining deck and returning stores.

1.30 pm: Hands employed cleaning out N0 4 hold and as requisite about cables.


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20 May 1916

Tilbury

Lat 51.45, Long 0.35

6.0 am: Undocked ship.

7.0 am: Proceeded to jetty.


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21 May 1916

From Tilbury to Royal Albert Docks, or at Tilbury

Lat 51.45, Long 0.35

2.0 am: Advanced clocks one hour.

Noon: Proceeded out of Tilbury docks and as requisite up the river.

1.45 pm: Anchored off Royal Albert Docks.

2.15 pm: Weighed and proceeded into docks.

6.0 pm: Let go Port anchor and made fast alongside wharf.


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22 May 1916

Royal Albert Docks

Lat 51.507, Long 0.05

9.0 am: Hands employed about boats, returning stores and cleaning No 2 hold.

1.0 pm: Discharged to Hospital 2 ratings.

2.0 pm: Hands employed about paymasters stores, cleaning out No 2 hold and about ship's side.


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23 May 1916

Albert Docks

Lat 51.507, Long 0.05

9.30 am: Hands employed about Boatswain's stores and scraping ship's side.

1.30 pm: Hands employed returning cordage and about ship's side.


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24 May 1916

Albert Docks

Lat 51.507, Long 0.05

9.0 am: Hands employed returning stores and cleaning ship.

12.30 pm: Port Watch returned from long leave.


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25 May 1916

Albert Docks

Lat 51.507, Long 0.05

9.0 am: Hands employed stowing away hawsers and blocks.

11.0 am: Paid off ship's company.

1.0 pm: Draft left for Chatham.


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JUNE 1916 not included

(transformation to armed merchant cruiser)


NORTHERN PATROL



LOGS FOR JULY 1916


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25 July 1916

The Nore

Lat 51.5, Long 0.8

3.0 am: Ship swung to Flood Tide. Anchor bearings verified.

5.30 am: T.B.D and submarine passed down river.

5.45 am: Seaplane observed flying seaward.

6.5 am: T.B.D. and Submarine C-4, returned.

6.50 am: H.M.S. Commonwealth and Hibernia passed seawards.

7.0 am: Seaplane returned up river.

9.20 am: Pilot left.

5.20 pm: H.M.S. Lightfoot dropped anchor.

5.40 pm: Seaplane observed heading seawards.

7.5 pm: Seaplane observed returning.

9.20 pm: Seaplane on tow of T.B.D. passed up river. Rounds and Cell prisoners correct.

11.0 pm: Heavy firing heard in North Easterly direction.

11.20 pm: Ship swung to ebb tide. Weather hazy and calm


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26 July 1916

The Nore

Lat 51.5, Long 0.8

5.0 am: Monitor passed outward bound.

5.20 am: ship swung to flood tide. anchor bearings verified-

8.10 am: Seaplane passed heading seawards.

8.33 am: T.B.D. Flotilla passed heading seawards.

10.10 am: Anchor aweigh. Slow ahead.

11.10 am: All fast to buoy. Engines rung off.

7.30 pm: Sub Lieutenant Makengie (Eng.) W. Buden (1st class eng. rating) 4 Stoker ratings, and 1 trimmer joined the ship.

8.0 pm: Stand by.

8.15 pm: Slow astern.

8.35 pm: Half ahead.

8.50 pm: Stop.

8.55 pm: Let go anchor. PB 12/60


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27 July 1916

The Nore

Lat 51.5, Long 0.8

5.0 am: Seaman Cahil reported from Portsmouth boarded by exam. launch.

5.50 am: Submarine C-4 passed up river.

6,20 am: Ship swung to flood tide.

7.55 am: Chronometers and Electric Clock wound.

8.0 am: Calm and thick fog. Regulation bell sounded at proper intervals.

9.0 am: Ships company exercised at abandon ship and collision stations.

9.30 am: Fog cleared.

12.30 pm: Swinging to ebb tide.

4.50 pm: Loud report heard. suggestive of heavy gun fired from Shoeburyness over ship.

5.0 pm: Postman left for shore, and one Sub Lieutenant for Charts.

5.45 pm: T.B.D. 117 passed heading seawards.

7.40 pm: Swung to flood tide.

7.48 pm: T.B.D. 117 passed on return journey.

9.0 pm: Thick fog set in. Bell sounded according to regulations.

10.30 pm: Fog lifts.

11.0 pm: Signal for firing practice to-morrow approved.

11.45 pm: Dispatches being sent to ship.

Midnight: Calm. Hazy weather. Rounds correct.


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28 July 1916

The Nore

Lat 51.5, Long 0.8

1.15 am: Damp atmosphere falling. Fog bell sounded at proper intervals

8.0 am: Thick fog B.O.T. regulations attended to.

10.10 am: Admiralty trawler dropped anchor.

10.16 am: Flotilla of motor Destroyers passed heading seawards

11.0 am: Fog lifting

11.25 am: Observed Dirigible over land.

11.50 am: Weather cleared.

4.15 pm: Turned 16 points.

4.30 pm: Carrying out Gun trials.

5.45 pm: Gun trials completed.

6.0 pm: Came to Anchor. Starboard Bower 10/60 fathoms.

10.0 pm: Dense fog throughout watch. B.O.T. Regulations strictly attended to.


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29 July 1916

The Nore

Lat 51.5, Long 0.8

1.0 am: Hailed by unknown vessel and warned of 8 submarines in vicinity. Stopped fog signal.

3.30 am: Ship swung to ebb tide.

5.0 am: Wireless cipher messages in German intercepted at close range.

6.0 am: Fog lifted. A2 and B2 guns secured.

7.10 am: Submarine C-5 passes down river.

7.45 am: Vessel swung to flood tide.

7.55 am: Submarine C-1 passed up river.

1.30 pm: H.M.S.'s Zealandia and Hindustan passed heading toward Sheerness.

3.0 pm: Dispatch vessel arrived.

3.15 pm: Seaplane observed heading seawards

7.55 pm: Vessel swung to flood tide.

Dense fog. B.O.T regulations attended to.


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30 July 1916

The Nore and Goodwin Sands

Lat 51.27, Long 1.5

1.4 am: Vessel swung to ebb tide.

4.0 am: Dense fog throughout the watch, B.O.T. Regulations strictly attended to.

7.35 am: Exam. Steamer alongside for mails.

8.15 am: Anchor up.

8.18 am: Full ahead. Revolutions 87. Speed 17.97 knots.

11.5 am: Revolutions altered to 73. Speed 15 knots.

11.40 am: Anchored in 13 fathoms. Dense fog.

At anchor off South Goodwin Lt Vessel S18E Distance 1 mile.

Noon: Dense fog and calm weather.

1.10 pm: Weighed anchor.

1.18 pm: Anchor up.

1.25 pm: South Goodwin: abeam. Altered course S64W, 13 knots.

1.35 pm: South Foreland: abeam. Picked up T.B.D. escort.

1.45 pm: Dover: abeam. Increased speed to 17 knots.

2.0 pm: Passed through Folkstone Gate. Altered course S56W.

3.12 pm: Dungeness: abeam 1 1/2 mile. Altered course S73W.

4.22 pm: Royal Sovereign Light Vessel: S88W.

4.44 pm: Royal Sovereign Light Vessel: abeam.

8.0 pm: St. Catherine's Light: N47W

9.10 pm: St. Catherine's Light: abeam.

11.15 pm: Aldeney Light: S39W.

11.25 pm: Casquets Light: S46W.


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31 July 1916

From Sheerness to ?, or at Sea

No position information in log.

12.47 am: Casquets Light: abeam Distant 16 miles.

3.50 am: Dense fog set in.

Dense fog and overcast sky.

5.0 am: Commenced Zig-Zag 22 degrees.

8.0 am: Cloudy sky

9.0 am: S/S Castillo Alan (Spanish) steering North S/S Voshberger (Norwegian).

Noon: Altered course N48W.

1.0 pm: Slight bank of mist.

1.15 pm: Clear again.

9.15 pm: Heavy cloud coming up.

10.0 pm: Straight course N48W.


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LOGS FOR AUGUST 1916


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1 August 1916

From Sheerness to ?, or at Sea

Position at Noon: Lat 52.80, Long -13.33

2 on sick list

12.30 am: Gun's crew closed up every hour. Sea-boats crew mustered.

2.0 am: Rounds correct. Wind freshening. Sky very gloomy and overcast.

4.45 am: Passed barque to N.

4.30 am: Commenced to zig-zag again.

7.0 am: Observed steamer on Starboard bow, 10 miles away heading in a North Easterly direction.

11.20 am: Altered course N14E.

1.23 pm: Altered course N16E.

4.0 pm: Westerly swell. Fine weather. S.B.C.


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2 August 1916

From Sheerness to ?, or at Sea

Position at Noon: Lat 58.78, Long -14.78

3 on sick list

4.0 am: Damp atmosphere.

8.0 am: Wind increasing. Squally.

11.40 am: Altered course N20E.

1.4 pm: Lat 59 14 N, Long 14 47.3 W.

Midnight: Altered course N13W.


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3 August 1916

From Sheerness to ?, or at Sea

Position at Noon: Lat 61.46, Long -14.90

3 on sick list

1.0 am: Overcast and Cloudy. Wind dropping.

6.0 am: Ship turned round on opposite course.

8.0 am: Zig-Zagging through watch.

Noon: Turned ship on opposite course

4.56 pm: Position Lat 62 14.5 N Long 16 31.5 W.

10.30 pm: Heavy wet mist came on.

Midnight: Altered course 16 points (N13W).


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4 August 1916

From Sheerness to ?, or at Sea

Position at Noon: Lat 61.48, Long -14.95

6 on sick list

2.7 am: Reduced to 56 revolutions.

4.0 am: Increased to 65 revolutions. Zig-Zagging.

6.0 am: Turned ship round S13E.

8.0 am: Fog banks at frequent intervals.

9.5 am: Foggy: eased to 11 knots.

10.0 am: Commenced Zig-Zag.

10.20 am: Increased to 65 revolutions.

4.0 pm: Reduced to 55 revolutions. Ceased Zig-Zag.

4.30 pm: Altered course S72E, increased to 65 revolutions.

4.45 pm: Lat 61 43.5N Long 13 8 W.

7.0 pm: Wet mist falling.

8.0 pm: Position: Lat 61 51 N. Long 11 45 W.

9.5 pm: Fishing buoy reported on Port Beam.

10.46 pm: Submarines reported in vicinity.

Midnight: Course to 80E.


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5 August 1916

From Sheerness to ?, or at Sea

Lat 62.90, Long -8.30

4 on sick list

3.0 am: Reduced to 55 revolutions.

3.30 am: Increased to 65 revolutions.

3.54 am: Vessel sighted bearing S50W.

5.0 am: S/Trawler G.W.6 Heather of Glasgow boarded. Left Aberdeen August 2nd. Started fishing August 4th Everything Correct. Allowed her to proceed.

5.50 am: Full ahead. Altered course N40E.

7.12 am: Observed high land bearing S62E.11.36 am: Altered course N73W.

11.45 am: full ahead.

11.50 am: Engines stopped.12.30 am: Altered course S29E.

1.45 pm: Altered course S37W.

1.10 pm: Intercepted Danish Ketch Morning Star Lat 62 45 N Long 8 10 W.

3.0 pm: Allowed her to proceed.

4.10 pm: Sailing craft reported.

4.40 pm: Boarded Danish Ketch Frida J.G.546 for Iceland Fishing Ground.

6.30 pm: Challenged by H.M.S. Alsatian. Challenge returned.

7.30 pm: Captain left for H.M.S. Alsatian.

9.5 pm: Stopped. Boarding boat away.

9.20 pm: Boarded Norwegian S/S Nerdberg from Fraserburg to Iceland. 63 30 N. 8 50 W.

10.30 pm: All correct Allowed her to proceed.

10.35 pm: Boarding boat returned.

11.30 pm: Captain's boat returned from Flag Ship.

Midnight: Signalled to proceed.


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6 August 1916

From Sheerness to ?, or at Sea

No position information in log.

4 on sick list

2.0 am: Commenced Zig-Zag. Revolutions 65.

4.0 am: Zig-Zagging 33 degrees.

4.38 am: Sighted S/S bearing E. Proceed towards her and exchanged signals (S.S. Minerva Norge).

7.8 am: Half speed to approach S/S Adressa

7.15 am: Boarded her. All correct. From Archangel to Nantes. Allowed to proceed.

9.20 am: Boarded Danish Ketch Morning Star. Faeroe Islands to Iceland. Allow to proceed.

10.45 am: Divisions and Divine Service.

11.30 am: Passed Danish schooner bound West.

3.0 pm: Cold Wind.

4.0 pm: South Westerly Swell.

5.0 pm: Sighted S/S bearing N42W.

6.40 pm: Board Swedish S/S Pedro Christophersen.

7.15 pm: S/S proceeded to Kirkwall with armed guard.

8.30 pm: Started Zig-Zag N57W (new course).

11.0 pm: Ceased Zig-Zagging.


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7 August 1916

From Sheerness to ?, or at Sea

Position at Noon: Lat 62.76, Long -8.16

6 on sick list

12.50 am: Weather thickening.

5.12 am: Reduced speed 43 revolutions.

8.0 am: Heavy mist.

11.0 am: Increased to 55 revolutions.

11.10 am: Reduced to 43 revolutions.

1.0 pm: Increased to 65 revolutions.

2.0 pm: Reduced to 45 revolutions.

3.0 pm: Ceased Zig-Zag.

4.0 pm: Dense Fog. Reduced to 40 revolutions.

5.0 pm: Fog lifted. Increased to 65 revolutions and commenced to Zig-Zag.

6.0 pm: Fog thickened. Reduced speed.

7.30 pm: Reduced to 30 revolutions.

Midnight: Ship turned round.


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8 August 1916

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 62.58, Long -8.13

7 on sick list

1.55 am: Increased to 55 revolutions.

2.40 am: Reduced to 30 revolutions.

6.0 am: Increased to 65 revolutions. Started Zig-Zag.

6.45 am: Thick fog. Reduced to 40 revolutions.

4.0 pm: Dense fog throughout watch.

5.0 pm: Sighted S/S. Altered course to intercept her.

5.25 pm: Boarded Swedish S/S Blanche. Trondjem to Akureyri 63 0 N. 8 25 W Papers correct allowed to proceed.

7.0 pm: Sighted S/S. Altered course to intercept her.

7.35 pm: Boarded Norwegian S/S Skrymen. New York to Archangel. Papers correct. Proceeded.

9.0 pm: Altered course to East.

10.0 pm: Dense fog fell.


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9 August 1916

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 62.80, Long -8.20

4 on sick list

3.0 am: Fog lifting.

5.10 am: Reduced to 30 revolutions. Dense fog.

6.0 am: Turned ship round to Course S6E.

7.0 am: Sighted sailing craft.

7.15 am: Boarded Danish Ketch "Owingur" for Iceland 63 32 N. 9 0 W.

10.40 am: Boarded British Trawler "Cancer" GY918 Iceland to Grimsby. Proceeded 62 55 N. 8 15 W.

10.45 am: Sighted schooner.

11.30 am: Boarded Danish Schooner "Ovnon" Stgle Fnd Canada. Proceeded 63 1 N. 8 12 W.

12.5 pm: Boarding boat returned.

1.4 pm: Altered course N1W 65 revolutions. Zig-Zagging.

4.0 pm: Altered course N30E.

5.0 pm: Stopped and communicated with Flag Ship. Mails sent off.

6.0 pm: Exercised with 1" aiming rifles. Courses and speed various for manoeuvring.

6.55 pm: Secure guns.

7.0 pm: Altered course S6E.

8.27 pm: Altered course S22W.

10.0 pm: Altered course N6W.

11.0 pm: Altered course S6E.

Midnight: Altered course N6W.


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10 August 1916

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 62.60, Long -8.20

4 on sick list

6.0 am: Altered course S6E.

10.0 am: Boys Physical Drill. Red watch on deck. Blue watch on Loader. Gun Layers and Trainees under instruction. Zig-Zagging.

Noon: Altered course N6W

5.30 pm: Sighted sailing craft.

6.0 pm: Boarded Swedish Schooner. G.G 653 "Ture". Goteborg to Hjalteyri via Leivick

Altered course S6E 65 revolutions.

9.0 pm: Exchanged signals with Flag Ship.

10.0 pm: Dense fog Eased to 30 Revs


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11 August 1916

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 63.08, Long -9.85

3 on sick list

1.30 am: Altered course N6W.

4.0 am: Dense fog during watch S.B.C.

6.0 am: Altered course S6E.

7.30 am: Fog lifted. Revolutions 55.

7.55 am: Boarded British S/S Bayfid. Bush to Archangel. Allowed to proceed.

9.30 am: Reduced to 55 revolutions.

10.10 am: Boarded Norwegian Ketch "Edith". Kopewik to Singlo Fjord ? Armed guard put aboard.

4.0 pm: Evening Quarters. Warrant read, one stoker rating (5 days cells).

4.30 pm: Altered course N61W.

6.30 pm: Fog lifting. Commencing rain.

10.0 pm: Altered course S88E. Reduced to 30 revolutions.

10.20 pm: W/T Arial carried away.


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12 August 1916

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 63.25, Long -13.30

3 on sick list

4.0 am: Round correct Challenge to Relief. SBC.

4.12 am: Reduced to 30 revolutions.

4.27 am: Increased to 45 revolutions.

6.0 am: Altered course S89W

6.30 am: Increased to 50 revolutions.

7.0 am: Round Correct. Gun crew exercised.

7.40 am: Reduced to 30 revolutions.

9.0 am: Increased to 40 revolutions.

10.15 am: Altered course S88W

10.30 am: Took Soundings No bottom, 270 fathoms wire.

11.0 am: Quarters clean Guns.

Noon: Reduced to 30 Revolutions.

4.0 pm: Rounds correct.

6.0 pm: Altered course 16 points to port.

8.0 pm: Rounds correct S.B.C.

9.0 pm: Exercised Gun's crews on watch

10.0 pm: Stopped. Took cast of lead, no bottom. 280 fathoms.

10.o pm: Proceeded.

10.30 pm: Increased to 40 Revolutions.


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13 August 1916

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 62.17, Long -18.06

4 on sick list

6.0 am: Took soundings. No bottom.

6.10 am: Proceeded. Altered course S88W.

8.20 am: 65 revolutions.

10.0 am: Divisions and Church.

1.0 pm: H.M.S. Hildebrand.

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14 August 1916

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 62.85, Long -13.90

3 on sick list

6.0 am: Altered course West.

7.0 am: Increased to 65 revolutions.

10.30 am: Sighted sail on horizon.

11.20 am: Signalled to fishing vessel. Allowed to proceed.


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15 August 1916

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 63.58, Long -10.23

2 on sick list

8.25 am: Signalled to Trawler. Altered course for same.

9.10 am: Boarded Trawler (steam) Quixotic GY982.

10.30 pm: Boarded Norwegian Noster Ketch "Lake" Siglo Fiord to Bergen Via Leivick.


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16 August 1916

On patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 63.35, Long -7.11

2 on sick list

1.45 am: Boarded Norwegian brigantine "Maaken".

10.0 am: Practiced 1" Aiming Rifles.

12.40 pm: Sighted Sail. As of same.

1.0 pm: Signalled Aux. Schooner "Por" bound for Leivack. Armed guard aboard.

4.0 pm: Altered course N23E.

7.0 pm: Commenced 8 point Zig-Zag.

10.0 pm: Ceased Zig-Zagging. 45 revolutions.


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17 August 1916

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 65.23, Long -7.10

2 on sick list

9.26 am: Sighted Sail. Altered course for same.

11.0 am: Practiced with 1" aiming rifles.

11.55 am: Guns secured.

Noon: Proceeded.

11.10 pm: Boarded Norwegian Trawler Orlando. Armed Guard placed aboard.

7.0 pm: Stopped American Schooner Lizzie Griffin. Armed Guard already aboard.


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18 August 1916

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 65.53, Long -7.0

2 on sick list

10.0 am: Ceased Zig-Zagging.

4.0 pm: Exercised firing practice 1" aiming tube.

10.0 pm: Ceased Zig-Zag.


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19 August 1916

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 64.56, Long -6.30

2 on sick list

5.0 am: Sighted Trawler (Norwegian) Armed Guard aboard.

11.10 am: Boarded Russian Barquentine "Betania." Liverpool to Archangel: Salt. Green Clearance.

12.45 pm: Boarded Norwegian Steam Drifter "Ramoen" Allowed to proceed.

7.50 pm: Sighted H.M.S. "Oratava" by S5W.

8.10 pm: Boat Departed to H.M.S. "Oratava.

8:30 pm: Returned with Armed Guard.


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20 August 1916

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 63.46, Long -9.33

2 on sick list

7.45 Boarded S/S "Tandel" (Br.) bound from Archangel to Rockport.

11.45 am: Sighted smoke of steamer.

1.15 pm: Boarded Fr. Troopship "Plata" from Archangel to Brest.

2.10 pm: Boarded Norwegian Steam Drifter, "Ask" from Iceland Fishing Grounds to Bergen.

9.12 pm: Put Armed Guard aboard Drifter "Ask" and sent to Lerwick.


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21 August 1916

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 62.43, Long -2.63

3 on sick list

9.30 am: Courses Various.

4.45 pm: Boarded Gr. Steam Trawler G.Y217, King Alfred", Grimsby to Iceland Fishing Grounds. Allowed to proceed.

5.50 pm: Sent boat off to HMS "Alsatian" for official Mails etc.


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22 August 1916

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 63.15, Long -2.75

5 on sick list

9.30 am: Carried out firing practice with 6" and 6 pounder.


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23 August 1916

From Patrol to and at Swarbacks Minn

Lat 60.35, Long -1.37

7 on sick list

3.10 am: Nuckle Roe: abeam

3.40 am: Dropped Port anchor in 21.5 fathoms. Moored at 75 Fathoms.

6.30 am: Collier "Sir Francis" alongside.

7.0 am: Collier "Westwood" alongside.

9.0 am: Hands engaged coaling ship.

10.0 am: Two Armed Guards returned.

11.0 am: One R.N.R. Rating Discharged to H.M.S. "Saxon".

10.0 pm: H.M.S. Hildebrand sailed.

D.S.B. Taken over.


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24 August 1916

Busta Voe

Lat 60.35, Long -1.37

7 on sick list

am and pm: Hands coaling ship.

6.0 pm: Ceased coaling for the night.

9.0 pm: "Teutonic" sailed.


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25 August 1916

Busta Voe

Lat 60.35, Long -1.37

8 on sick list

3.5 am: H.M.S. Almanzora anchored.

6.0 am: Hands coaling ship.

11.45 am: H.M.S. Glory anchored.

3.0 pm: One Leading Fireman Discharged to Portsmouth.


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26 August 1916

Busta Voe

Lat 60.35, Long -1.37

8 on sick list

4.35 am: H.M.S. Motagua anchored.

6.0 am: Hands employed coaling ship.

11.10 am: Finished coaling

5.0 pm: 1 Lieutenant; 2 Sub. Lieutenants; 13 seamen; 2 Marines joining ship for passage to H.M.S. Arcoma

8.28 pm: Commenced to heave short.

8.45 pm: Anchor up.

9.15 pm: Cleared Boom Defence.

10.0 pm: Esha Ness: abeam.

10.15 pm: Esha Ness: S70W. Muckle Roe: SSE.

11.38 pm: Esha Ness: S67E Log 28.6


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27 August 1916

From Swarback Minn to Patrol, or at Sea.

Position at Noon: Lat 61.01, Long -6.85

6 on sick list

4.15 am: Boarded trawler Grebe GY 219, Iceland to Grimsby. 60 35 N, 4 0 W. (Proceeded).

4.35 am: Boarded Trawler Iceland to Aberdeen. Allowed to proceed. 60 45 N, 4 10 W.

7.0 am: Boarded Br, Trawler General Gordon. Iceland to Aberdeen. Allowed to proceed.

10.50 am: Boarded Danish Steam Whaler TN 190 Norodible. Allowed to proceed.

11.20 am: Boarded Steam Trawler Bolgownie GY 934 Grimsby for Faroe Islands. Allowed to proceed.

12.30 pm: Boarded Br. Trawler Conan Doyle Iceland to Aull. 61 0 N, 6 10 W. Allowed to proceed.

5.25 pm: Sighted H.M.S. Alsatian.

6.29 pm: Admiral came aboard.

7.17 pm: Admiral departed with mails and armed guards for H.M.S. Orcoma.

9.15 pm: Boarded Br. Steam Trawler King Harold GY 479 Lat: 61 8 N 8 27 W. Allowed to proceed.


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28 August 1916

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 59.30, Long -13.20

5 on sick list

4.0 am: Started Zig-Zag.

5.5 am: Sighted H.M.S. Changuinola: S50W.

5.16 am: Challenged by her.

5.40 am: Sighted S/S Hogland with Armed Guards aboard.

11.50 am: Sighted H.M.S. Patia: S55W

7.30 pm: Boarded Norwegian 3M Full Rigged ship Audney: Sevanaah to Aarheus. Sent to Kirkwall with Armed Guard. 59 6 N, 15 0 W.


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29 August 1916

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 59.46, Long -13.46

6 on sick list

2.9 am: Altered course to intercept S/S.s

5.50 am: Boarded Norwegian S/S "Mexicano": From New Orleans to Christiania.(Kirkwall.) 59 33 N, 12 47 W.

British S/S Lepanto Hull to New York. Allowed to proceed.

9.0 am: Turned vessel round. Course N76W.

1.8 pm: Sighted Sail Bearing N5E. Altered course for Same.

1.55 pm: Challenged H.M.S. "Changuinola."

2.10 Boarded Danish Schooner "Bonavista. Iceland to Mansval. (In Ballast) Proceeded.


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30 August 1916

On Patrol

Position at Noon. Lat 59.21, Long -12.08

6 on sick list

4.50 am: Signalled to Swedish S/S "Sydland." Allowed to Proceed. Kirkwall to Baltimore.

Noon: Lowered boat to board H.M.S. "Teutonic."

12.30 pm: Boat returned and hoisted.

7.0 pm: Turned vessel round.


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31 August 1916

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 59.43, Long -13.16

7 on sick list

4.0 am: Rain throughout watch.

8.0 am: Rain throughout the watch.

Noon: Squally. Rain.

3.20 pm: Observed sail bearing N35W. Altered course N to intercept.

10.0 pm: Turned round. Ceased Zig-Zag.


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LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1916


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1 September 1916

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 59.18, Long -16.28

5 on sick list

6.55 pm: Sighted sail bearing S55W.

3.0 pm: Straight course throughout watch.

7.0 pm: Started to Zig-Zag.


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2 September 1916

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 59.61, Long -17.98

5 on sick list

7.30 am: Altered course to intercept barque.

8.45 am: Boarded Danish Barque "Maagen", Allborg to New York. 58 55 N, 16 54 W.

10.55 am: Boarded American S/S "Brindilla." New Orleans to Copenhagen. 58 43 N, 17 31 W.

3.40 pm: Sighted S/S bearing S57W. Altered course to intercept.

4.35 pm: Boarded Norwegian S/S Chritianiafjord. New York to Kirkwall. 58 11 N, 19 23 W.


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3 September 1916

On Patrol

Position at Noon. Lat 58.38, Long -18.41

6 on sick list

1.50 pm Boarded Danish 3m. barque "Klyermore." Sent to Kirkwall. (58 22 N) (18 54 W)


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4 September 1916

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 58.70, Long -17.28

7 on sick list

9.0 am: Boarded Dutch S/S "Laandijk" Kirkwall to Philadelphia. Allowed to Proceed. 58 48 N, 19 52 W.

11.0 am: Rendezous with H.M.S. "Patia."


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5 September 1916

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 58.30, Long -17.50

7 on sick list

8.40 am: Stopped to board S/S. No ship's name given.

10.5 am: Signalled to S/S "Westerdijk" Rotterdam to Baltimore via Kirkwall.

5.55 pm: H.M.S. "Mantua": N 60 E

6.35 pm: Boat away.

7.15 pm: Boat returned with one Armed Guard ex. H.M.S. "Andes." 1 Midshipman and 1 seaman.


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6 September 1916

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 59.06, Long -17.85

5 on sick list

7.35 am: Sighted American "Polaire". Altered course.

8.15 am: Boat away.

8.40 am: Boar returned and hoisted.


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7 September 1916

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 58.41, Long -18.41

6 on sick list


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8 September 1916

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 60.26, Long -14.90

5 on sick list

3.30 pm: Altered course to intercept sailing vessel.

4.15 pm: Signalled Danish sailing vessel "Kodan," Svendborg to Chatham (Canada) In Ballast. Allowed to proceed.


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9 September 1916

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 63.58, Long -11.46

4 on sick list

5.58 am: Altered course to intercept S/S.

6.23 am: Signalled Steam Trawler "St. Lawrence" of N. Shields. Iceland to Aberdeen. Allowed to proceed.


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10 September 1916

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 65.88, Long -10.05

5 on sick list

10.0 am: Divisions and Divine Service.

11.55 am: Observed two trawlers: N 8W

1.10 am: Boarded Norwegian Drifters "Skansen" and Sjoblomsten from Sigle Fjord to Aalsund. Papers correct. Allowed to proceed.

2.15 am: Trawler: SW. Altered course to intercept.

2.56 am: Observed H.M.S. Almanzora: East.

3.10 pm: Boarded Norwegian Drifter "Uda," Sigle Fjord to Aalsund. Allowed to proceed.


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11 September 1916

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 64.28, Long -10.18

8 on sick list

6.45 am: Heard fog signal: NE.

9.30 am: Rendezvous with H.M.S. "Andes." Three armed Guards returned.

10.12 am: Set course to rendezvous with Hilary.

11.5 am: Rendezvous with H.M.S. Hilary. received one signal rating.


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12 September 1916

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 60.23, Long -10.46

7 on sick list

10.0 am: Divisional Drills.


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13 September 1916

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 56.46, Long -13.08

13 on sick list


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14 September 1916

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 56.63, Long -13.10

16 on sick list

7.0 am: Sighted S/S: N. Altered course to intercept.

7.45 am: Resumed Patrol. Course S86W.

10.15 am: Observed ship: S30W:

10.35 am: Challenged by H.M.S. Orotava.

Noon: Rendezvous with H.M.S. Orotava.


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15 September 1916

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 56.46, Long -13.8

13 on sick list


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16 September 1916

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 56.26, Long -11.90

11.on sick list

6.0 am: Boarded Norwegian sailing vessel Syvsterne Copenhagen to Delawa allowed to proceed.

10.0 am: In chase of S/V Syvsterne.

11.25 am: Put Armed Guard aboard for Longh Seurtly.

6.0 pm: Rendezvous with H.M.S. Alsatian.

6.35 pm: Proceeded.


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17 September 1916

From Patrol to Glasgow, or at Sea

Lat 55.3, Long -8.3

No position in log. Position above is based on sighting of Tory Island at 12.53pm.

8 on sick list

11.0 am: Arrow Island: S by E.

12.53 pm: Observed Tory Island: S30E 2 miles.

1.15 pm: Tory Island: S6W.

2.30 pm: Observed high land: S42E.

2.39 pm: Innistrahull: S78E

3.28 pm: Innistrahull: abeam 1 1/4 miles

5.10 pm: Bangore Head: abeam.

6.10 pm: Tor Point: abeam 1 1/4 miles.

9.12 pm: Ailsa Craig: abeam.

10.18 pm: Fladda Head: abeam.

11.6 pm: Comrie: abeam


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18 September 1916

From Patrol to Glasgow, or at Anchor

At Single Anchor off Greenock

Lat 55.97, Long -4.8

5 on sick list

12.25 am: Kemprock Point: abeam.

12.40 am: Passed through boom defence.

12.50 am: Picked up Pilot.

1.20 am: Let go Starboard anchor. 60 fathoms. 16 fathoms water.

5.45 am: Pilot left ship.

10.0 am: Clocks put forward one hour to B.S.T.

1.20 pm: H.M.S. Repulse left Tail of Bank.

5.45 pm: Ship dragging anchor.

6.0 pm: While heaving in etc. ship struck Admiralty Transport "Hawsworth" on Port bow with Starboard Quarter

6.30 pm: Let go anchor.


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19 September 1916

At Single Anchor off Greenock

Lat 55.97, Long -4.8

6 on sick list

7.25 am: Weighed Starboard Anchor.

3.5 pm: Weighed anchor.

4.0 pm: Passed Dumbarton Rock.

4.30 pm: Passed Erskine Ferry.

7.45 pm: Made fast in Princes Dock.


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20 September 1916

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

5 on sick list

Coaling ship all forenoon.

11.0 am: One rating discharged and sent to R.N. Barracks Portsmouth.

1.0 pm: Captain ashore on Leave.


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21 September 1916

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

6 on sick list

10.0 am: One rating discharged to R.N. Barracks Portsmouth.

Hands Coaling ship and painting.

Noon: Cells and Prisoners Correct.

2.0 pm: Hands employed coaling and painting ship and taking in stores aboard.

4.0 pm: Contractors men refitting aboard.


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22 September 1916

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

6 on sick list

3.0 am: Hands coaling ship.

4.0 am: Shift ship to enable lighter to coal quarter bunk.

8.0 am: Rounds and Prisoners Correct.

3.40 pm: Barge Starlight Discharged.

4.45 pm: Barge Starlight returned.

Finished coaling for the night.

4.50 pm: Barge Lady of the Lake left.


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23 September 1916

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

4 on sick list

6.0 am: Hands started coaling ship.

10.30 am: Church Party landed.


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24 September 1916

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

5 on sick list

3.30 am: Finished coaling aft.

5.15 am: Finished coaling Forward.

6.15 am: Commenced to store ammunition.


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25 September 1916

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8 on sick list

10.30 am: Pilot aboard.

11.0 am: Left dock with tugs Cruiser, Warrior and Neptune.

11.26 am: Berthed in Queens Dock.

12.30 pm: Two Marine Ratings and 1 Midshipman came aboard for passage to H.M.S. Hellon


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26 September 1916

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

7 on sick list

7.0 am: Three ratings aboard for passage to H.M.S. Motagua. (Wrongly written Montagua)


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27 September 1916

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

7 on sick list


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28 September 1916

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8 on sick list


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29 September 1916

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

10 on sick list

7.0 pm: Rounds Correct. 3 Cell prisoners correct. Temperature 64 – 62 degrees.


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30 September 1916

Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

11 on sick list

1.20 Let from wharf.

1.50 pm: Passed Shieldhall Light.

2.45 pm: Passed Donalds Quay Light.

3.15 pm: Passed Dumbarton Rock.

3.45 pm: Passed through Boom Defences.

4.30 pm: Dropped Pilot.

6.21 pm: Holy Island: abeam.

7.21 pm: Ailsa Craig: abeam.

8.14 pm: Sunda Island: abeam. Clocks put back one hour during watch.

10.13 pm: Oversay Light: abeam

10.40 pm: Innistrahull Lighthouse: abeam


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LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1916


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1 October 1916

From Glasgow to Patrol, or At Sea

Position at Noon: Lat 55.95, Long -11.81

18 on sick list

12.35 am Fanad Point: abeam.

7.25 am: Steering gear failed.

7.40 am: Gear repaired.

4.10 pm: Sighted H.M.S. Patia.

4.20 pm: Rendezvous with her.

5.0 pm: Resumed Patrol.


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2 October 1916

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 57.70, Long -10.93

17 on sick list

6.40 am: Altered course to intercept sailing vessel.

7.30 am: Boarded American Schooner Aspinet. Cargo barrels salt. Papers Correct. Requested instructions by W/T.

9.0 am: Intercepting 4 m barque.

10.30 am: Ordered her to follow us.

12.7 pm: Armed Guard to Schooner Aspinet.

1.10 pm: Boarded and put Armed Guard aboard Swedish 4 m barque Elsa Orlander. Both vessels taken to Stornoway


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3 October 1916

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 55.91, Long -12.76

11 on sick list

9.0 pm: Switched on Navigation Lights while near unknown vessel.


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4 October 1916

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 56.8, Long -12.9

8 on sick list

10.0 am: 1" Aiming Rifle Practice.

11.0 am: Ceased firing.

12.10 pm: Sighted S/S: NE. Altered course to intercept.

12.30 pm: Signalled with Dutch S/S Themisto.


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5 October 1916

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 56.23, Long -12.16

5 on sick list

2.0 pm: Boarded S/S Uggeni with Ammunition from Cardiff to Archangel. Allowed to proceed.

7.45 pm: Altered course to intercept S/S.

9.0 pm: Boarded Br. S/S Queensland. Liverpool to Archangel with Government Stores. Allowed to proceed.

10.30 pm: Boarded 3 m Barque Valdivia Swedish in Ballast . Allowed to proceed. Called at Kirkwall.


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6 October 1916

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 57.03, Long -12.30

5 on sick list

1.55 am: Sighted vessels light: NW.

2.10 am: Altered course to intercept.

2.32 am: Re-boarded Danish vessel Valdivia.

3.15 am: Altered course N75E.

10.0 am: Boarded Norwegian S/S Bombay. Allowed to proceed.

3.0 pm: Boarded Norwegian Sailing ship Latana Cargo: maize. Sent to Stornoway.


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7 October 1916

Place

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 57.03, Long -12.91

4 on sick list

8.5 am: Boarded Swedish Isolda. Cargo - Timber. Armed Guard to Lough Swilly.

12.40 pm: Speaking: Barque Calluna.


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8 October 1916

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 58.66, Long -12.00

4 on sick list

11.15 am: Reduced to 40 revolutions. Ceased Zig-Zag.

4.0 am: Altered course N8E. Increased 55 revolutions.

5.50 am: Increased 65 revolutions. Started Zig-Zag.

7.0 am: Increased to 70 revolutions.

9.45 am: Altered course N20E.

9.25 am: Reduced to 65 revolutions.

10.0 am: Altered course N10E.

11.15 to 11.20 am: Rendezvous with H.M.S. Orotava.

12.20 pm: Altered course N88E. 65 revolutions.

2.30 pm: Altered course S38W 53 revolutions.

3.15 pm: Reduced to 24 revolutions.

4.40 pm: Sighted H.M.S. Collumbella: S30W.

4.40 pm: Stopped to pick up boat.

4.47 pm: Boat Departed with 1 Marine Rating.

Set Course N10W 55 revolutions.


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9 October 1916

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 60.96, Long -14.20

4 on sick list

4.0 am: reduced 40 revolutions.

9.20 am: Altered course S75E.

10.5 am: Altered course N38W.

2.4 pm: Increased to 55 revolutions. Altered course South to intercept S/S.

3.30 pm: Examined S/S Valborg of Copenhagen.

3.40 pm: Set Course S24E. reduced 35 revolutions.

11.30 pm: Increased to 45 revolutions.


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10 October 1916

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 61.61, Long -14.80

3 on sick list

4.0 am: Increased to 55 revolutions.

6.45 am: Increased to 65 revolutions and commenced to Zig-Zag. Mean Course N24W.

8.0 am: Ship turned opposite course S24E.

10.0 am: 1" aiming practice.

10.24 am: Finished and set course N80E to intercept Steamer, speed 65 revolutions.

11.38 am: Increased to 75, Sighted smoke on horizon: S87E.

11.56 am: Altered course S75E.

Noon; Altered course N70E.

12.22 pm: Returned to course S75E.

1.5 pm: Increased to 85 revolutions.

2.45 pm: Reduced to 80 revolutions.

3.0 pm: Reduced to 75 revolutions.

3.5 pm: Reduced to 60 revolutions.

3.10 pm: Stopped and dispatched boat to examine Russian S/S Mogiloff, with government munition allowed to proceed.

4.0 pm: Boat returned. Set course S33W. Zig-Zag.

4.8 pm: Engines slow.

4.30 pm: Increased to 65 revolutions. Altered course N80W. Steered straight course to intercept schooner.

5.40 pm: Altered course N65W.

5.50 pm: Stopped, boat away.

6.25 pm: Boat returned. Set course S86W. 55 revolutions. Zig-Zag. Papers on Danish Schooner Niels correct.

10.38 pm: Altered course N38W.


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11 October 1916

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 61.88, Long -15.83

5 on sick list

12.40 am: Increased to 50 revolutions.

3.0 am: Altered course N23W.

8.15 am: Turned ship round on opposite course S23E.

10.5 am: Target practice .303.

10.10 am: Resumed 55 revolutions.

6.0 pm: Steered Straight Course, reduced to 45 revolutions.

7.0 pm: Reduced to 40 revolutions.

8.0 pm: Reduced to 35 revolutions.

8.0 pm: Turned round course N27W.

9.30 pm: Altered course to N23W.

10.45 pm: Increased to 45 revolutions.


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12 October 1916

Lat 61.88, Long -16.18

5 on sick list

12.40 am: Increased to 50 revolutions.

1.0 am: Commenced to Zig-Zag.

6.0 am: Altered course N27W (4 degrees Leeway)

7.0 am: Ceased Zig-Zag.

9.0 am: Ship turned round to S23E and increased to 55 revolutions.

9.0 am: Commenced to Zig-Zag.

6.45 pm: Reduced speed to 45 revolutions.

7.0 pm: Altered course N23W. Strait course.

8.0 pm: Reduced to 40 revolutions.

11.20 pm: Increased to 50 revolutions.

Straight course throughout.


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13 October 1916

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 61.75, Long -15.10

6 on sick list

Straight course throughout.

8.0 am: Ship turned round on S23E (Straight).

12.15 pm: Altered course S5E.

12.45 pm: Course and speeds various to intercept schooner Emanuel (Danish).

1.15 pm: Stopped and lowered boat.

1.45 pm: Boat returned - Resumed patrol. Course N36W.

5.0 pm: Increased to 75 revolutions.

5.15 pm: Altered course N15W.

5.28 pm: Observed H.M.S. Alsatian: N2E (compass). Altered course N2E.

5.50 pm: Stopped and lowered boat.

6.30 pm: Boat returned, proceeded S 28E. 55 revolutions.

7.5 pm: Altered course S27E 45 revolutions.

7.35 pm: Altered course S23E.

Straight course throughout.


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14 October 1916

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 61.88, Long -15.83

5 on sick list

1.0 pm: Turned ship round to N23W.

7.0 am: Increased to 60 revolutions and Commenced Zig-Zag.

8.0 am: Turned ship to S23E.

9.10 am: Altered course S20E.9.25 am: Altered course S30E.

10.30 am: Boarded S/S Baron Dneisen Russian.

10.45 am: Proceeded S21E 60 revolutions.

Zig-Zag throughout.

7.0 pm: Reduced to 40 revolutions.

7.0 pm: Ceased to Zig-Zag.

8.0 pm: Altered course S26E


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15 October 1916

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 60.16, Long -13.33

7 on sick list

4.0 am: Turned ship round. Course N26E.

4.40 am: Altered course N5W, to intercept Swedish S/S Bris.

5.0 am: Altered course N55W.

5.20 am: Altered course S75E.

5.40 am: Altered course S80E and reduced to 35 revolutions.

6.45 am: Altered course M10W, 40 revolutions.

7.0 am: Altered course N40E.

8.00 am: Hove to off Swedish S/S.

9.10 am: Reduced to 20 revolutions.

10.10 am: Increased to 30 revolutions.

10.40 am: Decreased to 20 revolutions.

11.0 am: Various courses and speeds during remaining of watch.

12.35 pm: Altered course N5E.

1.5 pm: Altered course N20E, reduced to 20 revolutions.

1.25 pm: Altered course N30E.

2.0 pm: Altered course N20E.

2.20 pm: Altered course N30E.

2.35 pm: Increased to 25 revolutions.

3.40 pm: Increased to 35 revolutions and 3.50 pm: to 65 revolutions.

5.10 pm: Altered course N64W, 40 revolutions.

5.50 pm: Altered course S64E.

6.0 pm: Altered course S82E, increased to 60 revolutions.

7.20 pm: Altered course S20E.

7.35 pm: Altered course S82E.

8.0 pm: Altered course N32E.

11.50 pm: Altered course N22E.


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16 October 1916

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 61.96, Long -12.70

6 on sick list

8.0 am: Turned on opposite course S23W. Zig-Zag.

Noon: Altered course S29W.

1.25 pm: Altered course S27W, Increased to 70 revolutions (Straight Course).

3.15 pm: Altered course West.

3.45 pm: Reduced to 55 revolutions.

3.30 pm: Altered course N80W.

4.00 pm: Boat away to examine S/S Stallina (British)

4.15 pm: Boat returned. Set Course S25W. 70 revolutions.

5.57 pm: Altered course S55W.

6.12 pm: Altered course S77W.

6.45 pm: Stopped and transferred armed guard to H.M.S. Motagua.

7.25 pm: Proceeded S25W, 40 revolutions.

9.45 pm: Increased to 50 revolutions.

10.50 pm: Altered course N85W.


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17 October 1916

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 59.63, Long -14.78

6 on sick list

3.0 am: Turned round on opposite Course S82E.

3.50 am: Reduced to 45 revolutions.

6.30 am: Turned round to Course S68E.

9.45 am: Increased to 55 revolutions.

10.0 am: Commenced Zig-Zag Courses.

Noon: Reduced to 40 revolutions and Straight Courses.

12.10 pm: Increased to 55 revolutions.

12.30 pm: Commenced Zig-Zag.

1.15 pm: Altered course S6W (Straight Course).

1.50 pm: Altered course N88W (45 degrees Zig-Zag).

5.45 pm: Altered course S85E.

7.0 pm: Reduced to 40 revolutions. Steered Straight Course.


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18 October 1916

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 59.65, Long -13.48

6 on sick list

2.0 am: Increased to 55 revolutions and commenced Zig-Zag.

6.53 am: Altered course N85W.

9.30 am: Reduced to 50 revolutions and ceased to Zig-Zag.

10.0 am: Increased to 55 revolutions and commenced Zig-Zag.

Noon: Decreased to 50 revolutions and ceased to Zig-Zag.

2.30 pm: Altered course ESE to intercept Norwegian Vessel.

2.45 pm: Altered course South.

2.50 pm: Reduced to 45 revolutions.

3.0 pm: Altered course E by S. Commenced Zig-Zag (2 point).

4.0 pm: Commenced 3 Point Zig-Zag.

4.39 pm: Reduced to 40 revolutions.

4.45 pm: Increased to 50 revolutions.

4.45 pm: Altered course SSE.

6.10 pm: Altered course SE.

8.0 pm: Altered course Est.

10.45 pm: Reduced to 45 revolutions to keep station with Norwegian Sailing Vessel.

Midnight: Increased 45. Commenced Zig-Zag.


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19 October 1916

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 59.60, Long -12.20

4 on sick list

2.05 am: Decreased to 40 revolutions Zig-Zag, as required for keeping station with Norwegian S/S.

3.25 am: Sighted East bound Steamer: South.

4.0 am: Altered course W.

4.30 am: Altered course East.

5.30 am: Altered course N45E.

6.0 am: Altered course West.

6.45 am: Stopped and sent away boat.

7.10 am: Boat returned. Proceeded S 81W. 65 revolutions.

Zig-Zag Courses.

9.45 am: Reduced to 45 revolutions and ceased Zig-Zag.

10.0 Altered course: Altered course S79W (2 degrees Leeway).

11.30 am: Fog clearing. Commenced to Zig-Zag, 60 revolutions.

1.15 pm: Reduced to 55 revolutions (straight course).

3.0 pm: 60 revolutions.

4.50 pm: Reduced to 55 revolutions.

8.0 pm: Reduced to 40 revolutions.

9.30 pm: Reduced to 35 revolutions,

Midnight: Reduced to 30 revolutions. Straight Courses throughout.


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20 October 1916

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 58.36, Long -16.86

4 on sick list

7.15 am: Rung to 55 revolutions. Commenced Zig-Zag.

9.30 am: Altered course N89W and reduced to 50 revolutions.

10.0 am: Altered course N28W.

10.5 am: Firing practice.

11.30 am: Increased to 55 revolutions.

1.0 pm: Observed S/S: N30W

1.15 pm: Altered course N75W.

1.40 pm: Sighted H.M.S. Ebro: West.

1.40 pm: Stopped and received onboard 1 rating for "Columbella".

2.50 pm: Proceeded 55 revolutions.

5.18 pm: Sighted H.M.S. Columbella. Altered course N by E.

5.46 pm: Stopped and dispatched boat..

6.20 pm: Boat returned, proceeded S54W, 50 revolutions. Zig-Zag.

8.20 pm: Commenced Straight Course. Reduced to 35 revolutions.

11.30 pm: Altered course S89E.


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21 October 1916

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 57.75, Long -17.23

4 on sick list

12.30 am: Increased speed to 45 revolutions.

3.0 am: Increased to 50 revolutions and commenced Zig-Zag.

6.0 am: Altered course N89W, Zig-Zag

8.0 am: Increased to 60 revolutions.2.0 pm: Altered course N3E.

2.15 pm: Altered course N36E.

2.54 pm: Stopped and Put Armed Guard aboard Norwegian S.S. Rakiuna (Sent to Kirkwall) Sub. Lt. Manchester

4.0 pm: N82W. Zig-Zag.

5.15 pm: Sighted Steamer: SW by W. Altered course to intercept and increased to 70 revolutions.

5.42 pm: Altered course S25W.

5.54 pm: Altered course South.

6.40 pm: Boarded Norwegian S/S Norfolk. Sent to Kirkwall with Armed Guard. Midshipman Causer.

7.0 pm: Proceeded East 70 revolutions.

7.30 pm: Boarded Dutch S/S Gorridyk sent to Kirkwall. Midshipman Sutcliffe

8.10 pm: Ahead 40 revolutions.. N86W.

9.30 pm: Increased to 50 revolutions. Commenced Zig-Zag.


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22 October 1916

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 58.33, Long -15.66

5 on sick list

3.0 am: Increased to 55 revolutions.

6.0 am: Altered course N89W.

6.42 am: Increased to 60 revolutions.

10.0 am: Divisions. Captain's inspection and Divine Service.

2.30 pm: Altered course to intercept S/S.

3.5 pm: Stopped. Boarded French S/S Ionic with troops. Gave Submarine warning Arkhangel to Brest.

3.30 pm: Set Course (zig-zag) N86E 65 revolutions.

7.0 pm: Reduced to 60 revolutions. Zig-Zag 22 degrees.

11.40 pm: Observed light: E by N. Altered course E by S.

Midnight: Altered course East.


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23 October 1916

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 59.86, Long -8.13

5 on sick list

5.0 am: Altered course to intercept S.S. Ermos.

6.40 am: Ship already had Armed Guard aboard.

7.0 am: Danish barque "Terrien". Sent to Stornoway with Armed Guard.

10.15 am: Passed Danish S.S. Oscar II. Correct letter of day.

11.30 am: Boarded S.S. Devonian.

2.40 pm: Sighted Barque and Schooner bound west.

5.50 pm: Boarded schooner.

6.20 pm: Boarded and sent to Lerwick Danish Barque Calscourt Buenos Ayres to Denmark.


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24 October 1916

From Patrol to Swarbacks Minn.

6 on sick list

At Single Anchor Busta Voe

Lat 60.35, Long -1.37

5.40 am: Sighted Esha Ness Light: SE by S.

6.25 am: Esha Ness Light: abeam. Challenged by T.B.D.

7.12 am: Passed through boom defence.

7.30 am: Let go Starboard anchor 60 fathoms cable 19 water.

9.0 am: Colliers fast alongside.

9.40 am: Commenced coaling.

6.0 pm: Finished coaling for day.


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25 October 1916

Busta Voe

Lat 60.35, Long -1.37

5 on sick list

6.0 am: Anchor bearings verified. Ship sheering about.

9.0 am: Lot go Port Anchor.

10.0 am: Rating joined ship (F.R. Deighton Ordinary Telegraphist).

2.0 pm: Steam being kept on engines in case of emergency. Ship sheering wildly.

5.30 pm: H.M.S. Duke of Edinburgh left for sea.

6.0 pm: Ceased coaling for night.

Midnight: Anchor bearings verified. Ship still sheering.


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26 October 1916

Busta Voe

Lat 60.35, Long -1.37

8 on sick list

7.0 am: Hove colliers ahead.

9.0 am: Lieutenant Worcester went ashore for confidential papers.

Coaling throughout.

5.0 pm: H.M.S. Almanzora departed for sea.

11.0 pm: Steam boat did not return.


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27 October 1916

From Busta Voe to Patrol

Lat 60.35, Long -1.37

7 on sick list

7.30 am: Launch returned.

11.0 am: Divine Service.

2.45 pm: Dispatched Steam cutter with Postman and Mails.

3.0 pm: Boat returned.

4.20 pm: Anchor weighed.

5.20 pm: Passed through Boom Defence.

11.0 am: Altered course N22W.


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28 October 1916

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 62.58, Long -6.53

9 on sick list

7.50 am: Boarded Danish fishing boat Haraldour. Allowed her to proceed.

9.15 am: Altered course to hail Trawler G.Y. 180.

11.0 am: Altered course to hail Trawler GY 867. Observed Highland: SW.

12.10 pm: Mylona : South (Compass)

1.50 pm: Myggenaes Lighthouse: abeam 2 1/2 miles.


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29 October 1916

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 60.28, Long -14.76

10 on sick list

6.0 am: Increased to 65 revolutions. 1 point Zig-Zag. Rounds Correct.

9.28 am: Boat left with Captain for Alsatian.

9.35 am: Boarded Norwegian Barque Dagmar. Allowed to proceed.

11.47 am: Boat returned.

11.50 am: Proceeded after Dagmar to give her correct "letter of day."

12.37 pm: North to intercept S/S.

12.40 pm: Altered course N10E.

12.55 pm: Altered course N11W.

7.0 pm: Reduced to 48 revolutions. Altered course S23W Zig-Zag 22 degrees.

11.15 pm: Increased to 55 revolutions. Zig-Zag 33 degrees.


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30 October 1916

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 58.26, Long -16.36

12 on sick list

6.45 am: Sighted Danish S/S Ulrikholm with Armed Guard aboard.

8.50 am: Rendezvous H.M.S. Oratava.

9.50 am: Rendezvous H.M.S. Ebro.

10.0 am: Altered course West. Zig-Zag 33 degrees.

1.0 pm: Altered course S69W.

4.0 pm: Sighted Virginian: WSW.

4.39 pm: Stopped to pick up boat.

4.43 pm: Boat up. Proceeded N 49 W. 3 point Zig-Zag.

6.52 pm: Reduced to 55 revolutions.

7.0 pm: Altered course East.


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31 October 1916

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 58.23, Long -17.0

12 on sick list

Courses various owing to breaking down of steering gear from 2.37 till 3.30 am.

6.0 am: Turned ship round.

7.0 am: Increased to 65 revolutions.

9.57 am: Sighted sail: NW 1/2 W.

10.50 am: Intercept American Schooner Ethel Mildred with Armed Guard aboard from H.M.S. Patuca (Stornoway).

11.2 am: Proceed on Patrol.

Noon: Shipped main steering gear.

5.30 pm: Altered course to intercept S/S Maxis (Westbound).

6.0 pm: Proceed on Patrol.

11.0 pm: Reduced to 46 revolutions. Rounds and Prisoners correct.


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LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1916


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1 November 1916

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 58.30, Long -16.26

14 on sick list

6.0 am: Altered course West.

7.21 am: Increased to 65 revolutions. Zig-Zag 3 point.

10.13 am: 6" firing practice.

11.30 am: Picked up target and proceed on Patrol.

6.0 pm: Altered course East.

6.45 pm: Reduced to 55 revolutions.

7.30 pm: Reduced 50 to 50 revolutions.

10.0 pm: Altered course S65E. Zig-Zag 1 point.


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2 November 1916

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 56.76, Long -15.61

12 on sick list

7.0 am: Increased to 55 revolutions. Altered course West.

7.45 am: Increased to 65 revolutions.

7.53 am: Altered course N85W.

6.30 pm: Reduced to 55 revolutions.

8.0 pm: Altered course East.

Midnight: Reduced to 50 revolutions.


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3 November 1916

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 57.45, Long -18.08

11 on sick list

4.0 am: Altered course West.

6.15 am: Altered course to intercept S/S bound East.

Courses and speed various.

7.45 am: Boarded American Oil Tank Peholite. Sent to Kirkwall with Armed Guard.

4.0 pm: Wind increasing.

5.30 pm: Altered course S89E. Reduced to 55 revolutions.

Midnight: Reduced to 45 revolutions. Zig-Zag 11 degrees.


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4 November 1916

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 57.26, Long -18.00

10.on sick list

5.30 am: Starboard Depth Charge washed overboard.

7.15 am: Altered course N89W.

9.20 to 9.35 am: Course SW. 65 revolutions.

11.40 am: Altered course S70W.

Noon: Altered course N89W.

1.21 pm: Altered course N30E. 30 revolutions.

1.50 pm: Altered course N35E.

6.0 pm: Altered course S35W. 40 revolutions.

7.0 pm: Altered course N35E. 30 revolutions.


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5 November 1916

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 57.23, Long -18.30

9 on sick list

5.10 to 5.20 am: Course West. 40 revolutions.

5.35 am: Altered course W by S. 55 revolutions.

5.45 to 6.15 am: Various courses and speeds (WSW-SSW)

6.20 am: Altered course East 30 revolutions.

9.40 am: Altered course North.

10.10 am: Altered course N10 E

3.0 pm: Engines to 40 revolutions to alter course.

4.0 pm: Ship rolling and pitching heavily.

5.0 pm: Altered course N58E.

8 0 pm: Ship rolling and pitching heavily.

Midnight: Ship rolling and pitching heavily.


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6 November 1916

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 57.15, Long -17.33

11 on sick list

2.0 am: Vessel rolling and pitching heavily.

6.0 am: Altered course S26W. Engines used as requisite to turn.

8.30 am: Altered course S68W.

9.0 am: Altered course N60W.

9.20 am: Altered course N45W.

9.30 am: Altered course N10W.

9.45 am: Altered course North.

10.0 am: Altered course N25E.

Noon: Ship rolling and pitching heavily

Noon: Altered course S45W. 35 revolutions.

1.10 pm: Altered course S76W. 30 revolutions.

1.20 pm: Increased to 40 revolutions for steering purposes.

4.5 pm: Altered course N70E 30 revolutions.

8.0 pm: Altered course S89E.


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7 November 1916

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 56.90, Long -17.23

9 on sick list

2.0 am: Vessel pitching, rolling and straining.

7.0 am: Wind and Sea increasing.

8.0 am: Vessel pitching heavily.

9.0 am: Altered course N89W. Increased to 40 revolutions.

9.45 am: Altered course N80W.

10.10 am: Increased to 45 revolutions.

11.0 am: Ship pitching and rolling to big sea.

12.55 pm: Altered course N40E.

1.15 pm: Altered course N60E. 50 revolutions.

3.0 pm: Vessel pitching heavily.

6.0 pm: Reduced to 45 revolutions.

7.0 pm: Vessel pitching labouring heavily.

9.26 pm: Reduced to 40 revolutions. Shipping heavy seas forward.

11.0 pm: Vessel labouring and straining heavily


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8 November 1916

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 57.93, Long -14.53

10 on sick list

3.0 am: Reduced to 30 revolutions.

4.0 am: Ship lurching heavily.

7.0 am: Vessel pitching and labouring heavily.

8.0 am: Shipping heavy sprays forward.

9.0 am: Allowing 23 degrees for Leeway.

9.33 am: Increased to 40 revolutions.

9.48 am: Increased to 45 revolutions.

9.53 am Increased to 50 revolutions.

11.0 am: Ship rolling and pitching heavily.

12.05 pm: Increased to 50 revolutions. Allowing 20 degrees for Leeway

3.0 pm: Gale of hurricane force.

5.0 pm: Wind and Sea decreasing. Ship rolling and pitching.

5.15 pm: Altered course N74E.

8.0 pm: Altered course N79E.

Midnight: Vessel pitching.


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9 November 1916

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 59.26, Long -11.16

11 on sick list

1.5 am: Altered course N75E (4 degrees for Leeway).

4.0 am: Ship pitching to high sea.

4.5 am: Altered course N75E.

Vessel pitching heavily.

8.0 am: Increased to 50 revolutions. Commenced 2 point Zig-Zag.

9.5 am: Altered course S83W. Increased to 55 revolutions. 33 degrees Zig-Zag.

2.0 pm: Increased to 60 revolutions. 60 degrees Zig-Zag.

3.10 pm: Altered course S23W. 33 degrees Zig-Zag.

4.0 pm: Vessel rolling heavily at times

5.0 pm: Altered course S67E.

5.35 pm: Reduced to 55 revolutions.

6.0 pm: Altered course N30E.

9.0 pm: Cleared away A2 and B2 Guns.

10.50 pm: Altered course N83E. Vessel pitching.


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10 November 1916

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 59.66, Long -11.26

14 on sick list

12.45 am: Altered course S80E. 11 degrees Zig-Zag.

6.0 am: Altered course N50E.

7.45 am: Increased to 55 revolutions. 22 degrees Zig-Zag.

10.0 am: Altered course S83W.

11.53 am: Increased to 65 revolutions.

Noon: Altered course S62W.

12.54 pm: Altered course S17E.

1.0 pm: Observed steamer: South.

1.23 pm: Altered course S28E.

1.40 pm: Altered course S40E.

1.51 pm: Stopped.

2.15 pm: Boarded and Sent to Lerwick Norwegian S/S Sarpfos.

2.29 pm: Proceeded course N67W.

2.45 pm: Observed H.M.S. Victorian. Altered course S75E.

3.34 pm: Boat from Victorian departed. Proceed on N75W - 65 revolutions.

4.55 pm: Altered course to intercept American oiler.

5.20 pm: Boarded American S/S Polarine. Sent to Kirkwall with Armed Guard.

5.45 pm: Proceeded. Set Course N32W. 45 revolutions.

7.30 pm: Altered course N83E.

8.5 pm: Altered course N87E.

8.30 pm: Altered course S84E.

11.0 pm: Altered course N83E.


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11 November 1916

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 59.91, Long -11.01

14 on sick list.

7.0 am: Altered course S83W.

9.15 am: Increased to 45 revolutions.

9.23 am: Altered course S79W.

2.10 pm: Altered course NE 1/2 N. 70 revolutions.

2.35 pm: Exchanged signals.

3.15 pm: Steered course S77E after Dutch S/S Maarensdijk.

3.55 pm: Altered course S65E.

4.20 pm: Altered course S60E.

5.0 pm: Increased to 65 revolutions.5.3 pm: Altered course S50E.

5.10 pm: Reduced to 45 revolutions.

5.20 pm: S/S Allowed to proceed. Altered course N87W.

5.32 pm: Altered course West.

8.0 pm: Altered course N87W. Reduced to 40 revolutions.

11.0 pm: Altered course N83E.


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12 November 1916

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 59.53, Long -11.98

9 on sick list

12.30 am: Started to Zig-Zag.

6.0 am: Altered course S83W.

7.45 am: Increased to 50 revolutions.

8.50 am: Increased to 55 revolutions.

9.2 am: Increased to 60 revolutions.

10.0 am: Divisions, Inspection and Divine Service.

11.55 am: Altered course to inspect object which was found to be a barrel. Fired 6 lb. HA gun at it.

12.2 pm: Increased to 65 revolutions. 33 degrees Zig-Zag.

12.25 pm: ESE to inspect floating object - air tank out of a life boat.

12.47 pm: Returned to mean course.

4.15 pm: Reduced to 55 revolutions. Ceased to Zig-Zag.

5.30 pm: Altered course N83E. Reduced to 30 revolutions.


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13 November 1916

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 59.61, Long -11.78

10 on sick list

7.45 am: Altered course S7E.

8.45 am: Altered course S83W.

9.0 am: Increased to 40 revolutions.

11.0 am: Increased to 65 revolutions.

2.40 pm: Reduced to 40 revolutions.

3.0 pm: Reduced to 30 revolutions.

3.25 pm: Increased to 40 revolutions.

4.7 pm: Reduced to 30 revolutions.

6.0 pm: Altered course N83E.

8.45 pm: Increased to 55 revolutions.

9.0 pm: Commenced 22 degrees Zig-Zag.

10.0 pm: Reduced to 30 revolutions. Steered straight course.


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14 November 1916

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 59.35, Long -11.66

9 on sick list

1.40 am: Altered course S14E to intercept Swedish S/S Texas bound West. Increased to 65 revolutions.

2.10 am: Stopped and signalled. Asked her position. (Lat 59 25N - Long 12 2 W).

2.25 am: Set course S87E. 55 revolutions.

2.45 am: Altered course N83E. 22 degrees Zig-Zag.

7.0 am: Altered course S46E. 22 degrees Zig-Zag.

8.0 am: Increased to 65 revolutions. 33 degrees Zig-Zag.

11.0 am: Altered course West.

11.20 am: Sighted sailing vessel.

11.24 am: Altered course N38W to intercept.

11.30 am: Altered course N30W.

Noon: Altered course N70W.

12.5 pm: Courses and speeds various as requisite.

12.16 pm: Boarded Danish S/V Dannebrog. Reykjavik to Liverpool. - Allowed to proceed.

1.22 pm: Set Course S80W. 33 degrees Zig-Zag. 65 revolutions.

3.15 pm: Altered course S15E. 22 degrees Zig-Zag.

3.24 pm: Increased to 70 revolutions.

3.45 pm: Observed Teutonic: S50E. Altered course S50E.

4.15 pm: Reduced to 55 revolutions.

4.30 pm: Picked up boat from H.M.S. Teutonic.

4.40 pm: Boat left.

4 45 pm: Set Course S67W: 22 degrees Zig-Zag.

5.15 pm: Altered course N75W. Ceased to Zig-Zag. 45 revolutions.

7.10 pm: Altered course S87E.

8.0 pm: Altered course S80E:

8.40 pm: Increased to 55 revolutions. 22 degrees Zig-Zag.

Ship: Sighted: Teutonic: S50E

4.30 Picked up boat from HMS Teutonic.


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15 November 1916

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 59.20, Long -10.75

6 on sick list

6.0 am: Altered course N87W: 33 degrees Zig-Zag.

6.5 am: Sighted S/S: N70E heading S50W.

7.40 am: Increased to 65 revolutions to close Norwegian S/S Thor Flying flag of Day. Allowed to proceed.

7.40 am: Course N82W following and signalled to Steamer.

9.0 am: Altered course N73W. 33 degrees Zig-Zag.

Noon: Altered course N80W (allowing 7 degrees leeway).

4.30 pm: Altered course S83W.

5.30 pm: Reduced to 45 revolutions. Ceased Zig-Zag.

6.0 pm: Altered course N62E.

7.50 pm: Sighted S/S: NW: Altered course North.

8.30 pm: Altered course N56W. Reduced to 55 revolutions.

8.40 pm: Altered course N70W.

8.45 pm: Increased to 70 revolutions.

8.48 pm: Increased to 80 revolutions.

9.10 pm: Reduced to 55 revolutions.

9.16 pm: Reduced to 45 revolutions. Altered course East.

10.20 pm: Reduced to 35 revolutions.


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16 November 1916

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 59.55, Long -11.71

6 on sick list

8.0 am: Altered course S83W. Increased to 45 revolutions.

9.12 am: Increased to 50 revolutions.

3.0 pm: Altered course S78W.

4.0 pm: Ship lurching heavily and taking water.

4.5 pm: Altered course S by W. Reduced to 35 revolutions. Cleared all ammunition off fore deck and made secure.

6.0 pm: Altered course S72E. Increased to 45 revolutions.

7.0 pm: Ship labouring heavily and taking heavy spray forward.

11.0 pm: Altered course S by W.

Midnight: Vessel labouring heavily


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17 November 1916

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 59.03, Long -11.53

7 on sick list

3.0 am: Vessel rolling, straining and pitching heavily.

7.0 am: Altered course SSE. Vessel rolling and pitching heavily and taking water forward.

8.0 am: Altered course S11W. Increased to 45 revolutions.

9.0 am: Increased to 50 revolutions, Starboard Engine.

10.0 am: Increased to 50 revolutions, Port Engine.

11.40 am: Increased to 55 revolutions.

Vessel labouring and pitching heavily.

Noon: Shipping heavy sprays forward.

12.30 pm: Reduced to 50 revolutions.

Vessel pitching and labouring heavily and shipping heavy sprays forward.

4.5 pm: Altered course S5W.

5.17 pm: Altered course S5W.

6.0 pm: Vessel rolling pitching and straining heavily.

9.0 pm: Altered course S14E.

10.0 pm: Increased to 60 revolutions.

Midnight: Vessel pitching heavily at times



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18 November 1916

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 56.03, Long -9.91

Log position suggests 51ºN. Careful examination indicates that it is actually 56ºN.

7 on sick list

3.0 am: Vessel pitching and labouring heavily.

4.0 am: Shipping heavy sprays forward.

6.0 am: Vessel labouring and pitching heavily.

7.0 am: Shipping water forward.

9.10 am: S75E.

9.30 am: Altered course N85E.

9.38 am: Altered course S75E.

9.40 am: Altered course North.

9.53 am: Altered course S22W 70 revolutions.

10.0 am: Altered course S10W. Signalled Norwegian S/S Glitterhund South Shield to Baltimore. 57 29N, 10 15W.

10.15 am: West

10.17 am: Altered course S10E.

10.20 am: Sighted S/S: S60E.

10.22 am: Altered course S7E.

10.36 am: Increased to 80 brev.

11.36 am: Reduced to 75 revolutions.

12.50 pm: Increased to 85 revolutions.

1.15 pm: Altered course S10E.

4.0 pm: Altered course S13E.

6.20 pm: Sighted Tory Island Light: S42W. Altered course for same. Reduced speed and took soundings: 200 fathoms no bottom.

6.35 am: Altered course S71E. Increased to 65 revolutions.

7.10 pm: Fanad Head: S17E. Altered course S56E. Increased to 75 revolutions.

7.18 pm: Fanad Head: S11E.

7.25 pm: Sighted Innistrahull Lighthouse: S56E

7.30 pm: Altered course S54E.

7.50 pm: Increased to 85 revolutions.

8.15 pm: Fanad Head: abeam 16 1/2 miles.

8.20 pm: Altered course S50E.

8.57 pm: Innistrahull Lighthouse: abeam - 1 mile. Altered course S56E.

9.55 pm: Inishowen Light: abeam 8 1/2 miles.

10.25 pm: Altered course S50E.

11.0 pm: Altered course N50W (1/2 speed).

11.35 pm: Altered course S54E. 60 revolutions.

11.20 pm: Increased to 75 revolutions.

11.45 pm: Increased to 80 revolutions.

Midnight: Rathlin Island Light: abeam.


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19 November 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7 on sick list

12.10 am: Mull of Cantyre: abeam. Altered course S20E.

12.29 am: Sighted Maidens: S10E.

1.40 am: Cleared away Guns and Depth charge.

1.55 pm: Maidens: abeam 2 1/2 miles.

2.5 am: Black Head: abeam 4 miles.

2.42 am: Altered course S7W.

3.15 am: Sculmartin Light: abeam 3 miles

3.42 am: South Rock Light Vessel: abeam 3 miles. Altered course S23W.

4.10 am: Strangford Narrows buoy: abeam.

7.30 am: Altered course S66E. 85 revolutions. 33 degrees Zig-Zag.

9.10 am: South Stack: abeam 5 miles.

10.10 am: Rounded Skerries. Set Course S78E.

10.55 am: 33 degrees Zig-Zag every 10 minutes.

11.5 am: Point Lynas: abeam

1.25 pm: Altered course S18E.

1.36 pm: Bar Light Vessel: abeam.

1.45 pm: Pilot came aboard.

2.4 pm: Formby Light Vessel: abeam.

2.55 pm: New Brighton Town: abeam.

2.55 pm: Dropped anchor, 60 fathoms cable, 10 fathoms water.

4.25 pm: Commenced to weigh anchor.

4.30 pm: Anchor up.

5.0 pm: Entered Dock Gates.

5.30 pm: Ship made fast to wharf. (Sandon Dock)

7.10 pm: 2 Ratings discharged to hospital.

7.15 pm: 3 Armed Guards returned. 2 Ratings joined ship.


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20 November 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

3 on sick list

11.0 am: Paid Monthly money. Liberty men landed.

3.0 pm: Surveyors and Overseers aboard.

1 Sergeant of marines and 1 rating discharged to hospital.

14 Ratings Discharged to N. Barracks.

6.12 pm: S/S "Devonian" alongside.

8.30 pm: S/S "Devonian" cast off.


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21 November 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

3 on sick list

7.15 am: H.M.S. Victorian alongside.

9.0 am: H.M.S. Victorian cast off.

9.30 am: Ship Departed Sandon Dock.

10.15 am: Berthed in Brocklebank Dock. (W)


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22 November 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

4 on sick list

11.30 pm: One absentee placed under Sentry's charge.


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23 November 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

2 on sick list

1.45 am: One armed guard returned to ship.

3.0 pm: 1 Cell prisoner released

4.15 One Armed Guard returned


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24 November 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

1 on sick list

Noon: One rating Discharged to R.N.B. Portsmouth.

12.40 pm: Hands to Cable Stations to shift ship.

3.10 pm: One absentee brought aboard by Police Placed in Sentry's charge.


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25 November 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

1 on sick list

7.40 am: Two Ratings joined ship from R.N.B. Portsmouth and 1 Sergeant, 2 Privates R.M.L.I. from Gosport.

2.10 pm: Shifted berth to NW Brocklebank.

2.55 pm: Shifted berth to West Brocklebank.


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26 November 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

1 on sick list

9.30 am: R.C's landed.

10.0 am: Divine Service.

11.0 am: R.C's returned.


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27 November 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

0 on sick list

9.0 am: 1 Private R.M.L.I discharged to Forton.

4.30 pm: Read Warrant 13 for cells.

11.20 pm: Prepared to repel air attack.


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28 November 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

1 on sick list

6.0 am: Commenced to shift ship.

8.45 am: Made fast in berth.


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29 November 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

2 on sick list

8.0 am: 1 Able Seaman, 1 Ordinary Seaman and 5 boys joined ship from R.N.B. Portsmouth.

11.15 am: 2 Signal Ratings Departed for H.M.S. Alsatian.


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30 November 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

2 on sick list

10.20 pm: Received information from H.M.S. Eagle. Fireman J. Sheppard was in Hospital.


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LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1916


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1 December 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

1 on sick list

8.0 am: Hands variously employed.

8.0 pm: Taking in supply of fresh water.


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2 December 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

1 on sick list

8.0 am: Hands fell in and employed as requisite.


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3 December 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

1 on sick list

9.30 am: Ship left Brocklebank Dock.

10.30 Tied up in Brocklebank Graving dock.


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4 December 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

1 on sick list

8.0 am: Hands fell in and employed as requisite.

2.0 pm: Starboard watch ashore on 4 days leave.


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5 December 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

1 on sick list

8.0 am: Hands employed as requisite.

9.0 am: 6 ratings joined ship from RNB Portsmouth.

11.0 am: James Shepherd and William John White (Fireman) reported dead. James Shepherd died (drowned) on 2 December 1916 and William John White died of illness on 3 December 1916. (From naval-history.net)


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6 December 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

1 on sick list

9.30 am: Funeral Party landed. For James Shepherd, Trimmer, Service No 863690, buried at Liverpool Anfield Cemetery (from CWGC).

1.0 pm: 2 Ratings discharged to RNB Portsmouth.

1.30 pm: Funeral Party returned.


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7 December 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

1 on sick list

9.10 am: Funeral Party landed. For John White, Fireman, Service No 691504 buried at Liverpool Allerton Cemetery. He was son of John Huddleston White and Margareth white; husband to Elisabeth Ann White of 209 Grafton Street, Liverpool. (From CWGC)

2.30 pm: Funeral Party returned


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8 December 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

1 on sick list

5.30 pm: Taking in supply of fresh water.

9.0 pm: Taking in fresh water supply.


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9 December 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

1 on sick list

4.30 pm: Hands employed taking ship out of Graving Dock.

6.0 pm: Berthed in Canada Tongue W. Side


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10 December 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

1 on sick list

9.25 am: R.C. Church Party landed, 11 men.

10.0 am: C.E. Church Party landed.

11.0 am: R.C's. Returned on board.

11.0 am: C.E. Party returned on board.


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11 December 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

1 on sick list

1.45 am: Coal lighters secured.

6.0 am: Hands engaged securing lighters.

7.45 am: Funeral Party landed.

9.15 am: Hands coal ship.

Noon: Hands to dinner.

1.15 pm: Funeral Party returned on board.

Coaling throughout watch.

10.0 pm: Finished coaling.


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12 December 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

1 on sick list

7.55 am: Commenced coaling.

Noon: Colliers to dinner.

1.0 pm: Commenced coaling again.

2.0 pm: Chaplain joined ship.

4.0 pm: Port watch returned from leave.

10.0 pm: Ceased coaling.


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13 December 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

2 on sick list

8.0 am: Hands fall in and commenced coaling.

9.30 am: Funeral Party landed.

1.30 pm: Funeral Party returned.

Coaling throughout.

4.30 pm: Taking in supply of fresh water.


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14 December 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

4 on sick list

2.50 am: Fresh water supply finished.

8.0 am: Hands fall in.

Hands employed as requisite.

Coaling throughout watch.

8.30 pm: Finished coaling.


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15 December 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

5 on sick list

11.45 Cast off Wharf.

11.15 J. Wookey pilot on board.

Four tugs in attendance for leaving dock. Compass adjuster on board.

1.24 pm: Engine and helm as required leaving Sandon Dock.

1.50 pm: Cleared Dock Gates.

2.20 pm: Proceeded to sea Course and Speeds as required.

2.45 pm: Rick light: abeam 1 mile.

4.0 pm: Stopped and dropped Pilot and compass adjuster.

4.10 pm: Proceeded 80 revolutions. Passed Bar Light ship.

4.58 pm: Great Ormes Head 4 points log 8.

5.30 pm: Great Ormes Head: abeam 8 1/2 miles, log 16.5

6.8 pm: Point Lynas: 4 points log 31.

6.20 pm: Lynas: abeam 4 miles, log 35. Altered course N65W.

6.40 pm: Skerries 4 points, log 36.

6.55 pm: Skerries: abeam 4 1/2 miles log 40 1/2.

6.55 pm: Altered course N67W.

8.45 pm: Altered course N23E.

11:45 Cast off wharf

9.0 pm: Rockabill: abeam, log 76.4

11.30 pm: South Rock Light: N30E. Altered course N32E.

Midnight: Altered course N30E.


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16 December 1916

From Liverpool to Patrol, or at Sea

Position at Noon: Lat 55.46, Long -9.91

9 on sick list

12.5 am: Altered course N7E.

12.10 am: Altered course N10E.

12.40 am: Skulmartin: abeam.

1.19 am: Copeland Point: abeam.

2.30 am: Maidens Buoy: abeam.

3.40 am: Reduced to 60 revolutions.

3.50 am: Increased to 80 revolutions.

4.10 am: Rue Point Light: abeam. Set Course N55E.

5.5 am: Altered course N57W.

5.15 am: Oversea: abeam.

5.39 am: Altered course N59W.

5.45 am: Inishowen Light: abeam, distant 9 1/2 miles.

6.4 am: Altered course N58W.

6.25 am: Inishtrahulll Light: abeam. Altered course N70W

7.16 am: Fanad Point Light: abeam 9 1/2 miles.

8.30 am: Exercised submarine alarm.

8.39 am: Tory Light House: abeam S20W

3.10 pm: Altered course N22E and zig-zag 33 degrees, also reduced speed to 65 revolutions.

4.15 pm: Increased to 70 revolutions. Zig-zag 22 degrees.

4.45 pm: Steering straight course.


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17 December 1916

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 60.13, Long -11.00

6 on sick list

2.0 am: Started to zig-zag 11 degrees.

9.0 am: Commenced 22 degrees zig-zag.

10.0 am: Divisions and divine service.

10.40 am: Altered course N23E.

12.45 pm: Reduced speed to 65 revolutions.

1.0 pm: Altered course to S51E zig-zag 33 degrees.

2.30 pm: Altered course to S33W.

4.30 pm: Reduced to 50 revolutions.

5.30 pm: Reduced to 40 revolutions and ceased to zig-zag. Altered course S5E.

6.30 pm: Sighted steamer: S80W. Altered course S70E to intercept same.

7.6 pm: Altered course S25W. Increased to 60 revolutions.

7.12 pm: Communicated with H.M.S. Kildonan Castle and found her examining vessel.

Proceeded S5E and reduced to 40 revolutions.

7.46 pm: Altered course West. Fierce squalls of hail sleet and snow.

8.10 pm: Altered course S68W.

8.30 pm: Altered course S60W.

8.40 pm: Increased to 50 revolutions.

10.40 pm: Turned vessel to S85E.


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18 December 1916

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 59.20, Long -8.80

9 on sick list

1.0 am: Shipping spray forward, frequent hail and snow squalls.

4.0 am: Increased to 55 revolutions. Commenced 33 degrees zig-zag.

7.0 am: Shipping spray forward.

8.40 am: Increased to 65 revolutions.

9.30 am: Boat lowered for H.M.S. Patuca.

9.57 am: Boat returned.

10.0 am: Set course S77W 33 degrees zig-zag.

12.30 pm: Frequent Hail squalls.

4.30 pm: Reduced to 55 revolutions.

5.0 pm: Altered course N77E and ceased zig-zag and reduced to 40 revolutions.

5.30 pm: Heavy squalls of Hailstones

11.30 pm: Heavy hail squalls.


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19 December 1916

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 59.36, Long -8.25

10 on sick list

2.15 am: Intercepted telefunken message strength 6.

3.0 am: Increased to 55 revolutions and recommenced 33 degrees zig-zag.

7.15 am: Altered course S40W to intercept steamer.

8.0 am: Stopped and boarded Norwegian S/S Eli Lindoe (Prize Officer Sub Lt. Filkin) and Sent to Kirkwall.

8.34 am: Hoisted boat and proceeded Course S77W.

8.40 am: Altered course to intercept steamer.

8.53 am: Returned Course S77W.

8.55 am Increased to 65 revolutions.

10.0 am: Marines to Physical drill. Exercised Guns Crew.

Zig-Zag throughout watch.

1.0 pm: Altered course N81W.

1.30 pm: Altered course N81W.

1.40 pm: Altered course N60W.

1.50 pm: Boarded and sent to Kirkwall Norwegian S/S Sandefjord (Midshipman Causer R.N.R.).

2.35 pm: Boat returned and hoisted. Proceeded N81W. 65 revolutions. Zig-Zag throughout watch.

3.10 pm: Altered course N42W.

3.55 pm: Altered course West.

4.5 pm: Altered course W by N1/2W.

4.35 pm: Altered course West and reduced to 65 revolutions.

5.15 pm: Boarded Norwegian Ship Audrey and allowed her to proceed.

6.0 pm: Boat returned.

6.0 pm: Ceased zig-zag.

6.0 pm: Set course S41W 40 revolutions.

9.15 pm: Altered course N77E.

Midnight: Increased to 45 revolutions.


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20 December 1916

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 59.16, Long -9.23

9 on sick list

5.0 am: Increased to 55 revolutions and Commenced Zig-Zag.

6.0 am: Sighted steamer, Speed and Courses various to intercept her.

6.53 am: Stopped and sent boat away and boarded British oiler Rumanian. Paper correct, allowed her to proceed. Boat returned and hoisted, Proceeded Course N80W 60 revolutions.

8.15 am: Increased to 65 revolutions, resumed Zig-Zag 3 point.

9.30 am: Altered course N22E. Stopped Zig-Zag.

9.45 am: Altered course S68E.

10.0 am: Marines at rifle drill.

10.30 am: Altered course S30E.

10.39 am: Rendezvous with H.M.S. Avenger and received two ratings.

11.0 am: Proceeded Course S72W, 33 degrees Zig-Zag. 65 revolutions.

1.15 pm: Altered course S23W.

2.5 pm: Stopped and boarded Danish 3 masted schooner Doris. Papers correct allowed her to proceed.

2.45 Boat returned and hoisted and Proceed Course S71W zig-zag 65 revolutions.

3.46 pm: Dropped target for 1" aiming practice.

4.40 pm: Altered course S77W 55 revolutions.

6.0 pm: Altered course N77E. Reduced to 45 revolutions.

9.40 pm: Altered course East to intercept vessel.

9.50 pm: Altered course S65E. Increased to 55 revolutions.

10.5 pm: Increased to 70 revolutions.

10.15 pm: Intercepted Schooner Doris.

10.20 pm: Altered course N77E 45 revolutions.


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21 December 1916

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 58.76, Long -9.55

10 on sick list

6.45 am: Turned 16 points to S77W.

8.0 am: Increased to 55 revolutions and Commenced Zig-Zag (3 point)

10.30 am: Altered course S81W.

12.20 pm: Altered course South. Schooner Doris signalled "can you spare any biscuits".

Long 9 52 W, Lat 58 44 N.

1.0 pm: Boat went off to Doris with provisions.

1.20 pm: Boat returned.

1.25 pm: Proceeded Course S86W 65 revolutions.

1.35 pm: Reduced to 60 revolutions.

2.30 pm: Altered course N88W to allow for leeway.

4.0 pm: Reduced to 50 revolutions and ceased Zig-Zag.

5.0 pm: Altered course N65E and reduced to 40 revolutions.

11.0 pm: Shipping seas forward


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22 December 1916

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 58.97, Long -8.83

11 on sick list

8.30 am: Increased to 55 revolutions. Commenced Zig-Zag (3 point)

10.30 am: Boarded Swedish S/S Pedro Christophersen and sent her to Stornoway with Armed Guard.

11.20 am: Boat returned and hoisted. Proceeded. Course S86W 65 revolutions.

4.30 pm: Reduced to 55 revolutions. Darkened ship.

6.0 pm: Reduced to 45 revolutions and Ceased Zig-Zag. Course S77W.

6.30 pm: Altered course N77E.


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23 December 1916

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 59.28, Long -8.68

11 on sick list

3.45 am: Altered course NE by E and increased to 60 revolutions to intercept vessel.

4.0 to 4.30 am: Steered Mean Course N40E 45 revolutions to intercept vessel which turned out to be Schooner Doris.

6.30 am: Altered course S78E to keep ahead of steamer.

7.10 am: Reduced to 40 revolutions.

7.25 am: Reduced to 35 revolutions.

8.0 am: Increased to 40 revolutions.

8.10 am: Altered course N80W to intercept steamer.

8.35 to 8.55 am: Courses various.

8.55 Proceed back to patrol. Steamer flying correct flag of the day.

Depth Charge Releasing gear tested on Fore Control.

11.5 am: Reduced to 30 revolutions.

11.25 am: Increased to 55 revolutions and commenced Zig-Zag.

1.0 to 1.30 pm: Course Various to intercept steamer. Lat 59 5 N, Long 8 55 W. Boarded and allowed to proceed Norwegian S/S Breid from Dartmouth to Iceland. Green Clearance.

2.17 pm: Boat returned and hoisted. Proceeded Course S77W.

4.30 Position by Observation Lat 55 50 N Long 9 43W.

5.0 pm: Ceased Zig-Zag. Reduced to 45 revolutions.

8.0 pm: Altered course N77E.


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24 December 1916

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 58.83, Long -9.60

13 on sick list

6.0 am: Altered course S77W.

8.0 am: Resumed Zig-Zag 3 point. Increased to 55 revolutions.

8.3 am: Increased to 65 revolutions.

10.0 am: Divisions and Divine Service.

5.0 pm: Reduced to 55 revolutions.

5.30 pm: Turned 16 points. Course N77E. Ceased Zig-Zag and reduced to 45 revolutions.


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25 December 1916

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 59.20, Long -9.13

14 on sick list

6.30 am: Altered course S77W.

8.0 am: Resumed Zig-Zag. Increased to 55 revolutions.

8.30 am: Increased to 65 revolutions.

10.0 am: Divine Service.

10.17 to 10.50 am: Courses and speed various to intercept steamer.

10.53 am: Boarded and sent to Kirkwall (Midshipman Tillotson RNR) Norwegian S/S Volkvard.

11.44 am: Boat returned and hoisted. Proceeded Course S68W 65 revolutions.

3.10 pm: Altered course S to intercept steamer.

3.35 pm: Altered course S65E.

4.8 pm: Altered course S50E.

4.35 pm: Boarded and sent into Kirkwall with armed guard Dutch S/S Eemdijk (Midshipman Grove R.N.R. in charge).

5.0 pm: Boat returned and hoisted.

5.0 pm: Turned to Course N44W, 45 revolutions.

6.0 pm: Altered course N14W.

7.30 pm: Altered course N77E.

9.25 pm: Altered course S45E. Increased to 65 revolutions.

9.35 pm: Altered course South. Increased to 75 revolutions.

10.15 pm: Altered course S10W.

10.50 pm: Lowered boat and Boarded Dutch S/S Mydrecht. Allowed her to proceed.

11.30 pm: Proceeded Course N35E 60 revolutions to intercept steamer.


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26 December 1916

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 58.75, Long -9.53

15 on sick list

12.2 am: Altered course S45W.

12.53 am: Altered course N70E.

3.25 am Altered course S70W.

3.40 am: Increased to 75 revolutions.

7.15 am: Sighted two steamers bearing S75W and S80W respectively.

7.45 am: Reduced to 60 revolutions.

8.0 am: Closed Kildonan Castle.

8.5 am: Stopped and lowered boat

8.30 am: Hoisted boat and proceeded Course N70E.

9.10 am: Altered course S70E.

10.0 am: Boarded and sent to Kirkwall with armed guards Swedish S/S Marie (in charge Sub Lt Brewer).

10.55 am: Boat returned. Proceeded N62E. 65 revolutions.

1.5 pm: Sighted H.M.S. Avenger. Altered course towards her N22E

2.39 pm: Stopped and lowered boat and obtained One Armed Guard and 15 bags of mails.

3.10 pm: Altered course S77E. 33 degrees Zig-Zag.

4.30 pm: Reduced to 55 revolutions (3 point Zig-Zag).

5.15 pm: Reduced to 45 revolutions and Ceased Zig-Zag.

6.45 pm: Altered course N77E.


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27 December 1916

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 59.25, Long -6.58

13 on sick list

4.38 am: Altered course S45E and Increased to 60 revolutions to intercept steamer.

5.35 am: Stopped. Boarded and sent into Falmouth with armed guard Dutch S/S Silvebondo (Midshipman Cambell in charge).

6.20 am: Boat returned. Proceeded Course S15W 75 revolutions to intercept steamer Bodin flying flag of the day allowed to proceed.

7.50 am: Altered course to intercept Norwegian motor sch. Nosted 4.

8.5 am: Stopped and boarded and sent to Stornoway with armed guard. (Midshipman Durrant R.M.R.).

8.23 am: Boat returned. Proceeded N32E 75 revolutions to intercept Norwegian steamer L.O. Stensland.

11.8 am: Stop.

11.13 am: Boat away to board same.

11.30 am: Allowed same to proceed.

10.45 am: Observed land: S20E.

Noon: Altered course East.

12.20 Altered course N75E to intercept steamer.

12.30 pm: Altered course N80W. 3 point Zig-Zag.

12.35 pm: Signalled S/S Rollsta flying flag of the day. Allowed to proceed.

12.50 pm: Altered course NE by N to intercept Norwegian S/S Vosbergen.

1.20 pm: Signalled same and found had already armed guard aboard.

1.45 pm: Resumed course N80W, 65 revolutions.

3.40 pm: Altered course NW to intercept Danish Topsail schooner.

3.55 pm: Stop.

4.0 pm: Boarded and sent into Stornoway Danish schooner Hosanna (Sub Lieutenant Ruxton R.N.R. in charge of armed guard.

4.30 pm: Boat returned. Proceeded Course N84W.

5.0 pm: Altered course S10E to intercept steamer.

5.33 pm: Stopped. Boarded and sent into Kirkwall with armed guard Norwegian steamer Skrymer (Midshipman Causer R.N.R.).

6.10 pm: Boat returned. Course S45E.

6.25 pm: Altered course S67E.

6.40 pm: Reduced to 50 revolutions and altered course N70W.

9.20 pm: Altered course N45W to intercept steamer.

10.5 pm: Stopped and signalled S/S Sir Ernest Castle armed guard aboard her from Avenger.

10.15 pm: Set Course N70W: 45 revolutions.

Midnight: Altered course N77E: Reduced to 40 revolutions.



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28 December 1916

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 59.66, Long -7.70

14 on sick list

8.45 am: Increased to 55 revolutions.

9.10 am: Reduced to 50 revolutions.

9.40 am: Reduced to 40 revolutions.

10.0 am: Reduced to 35 revolutions.

10.15 am: Altered course S15E.

10.35 am: Altered course West.12.15 pm: Altered course W by S.

1.0 pm: Altered course N85W. Reduced to 35 revolutions.

4.17 to 4.23 pm: Course various.

4.30 pm: Position by Observation Lat 59 53 N Long 8 15 W.

5.10 pm: Altered course S85W

6.10 pm: Increased to 45 revolutions to keep step with S/S Inverick.


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29 December 1916

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 59.5, Long -9.51

13 on sick list12.35 am: Altered course N23E.

1.30 am: Altered course S31W.

2.45 am: Altered course N23E.

6.0 am: Altered course S82W.

7.25 am: Altered course S67W to intercept steamer.

7.50 am: Stop. Boarded Swedish steamer Atlantic and sent her to Kirkwall with armed guard (Midshipman Weymouth R.N.R.).

8.33 am: Proceeded. Course S82W. 3 point Zig-Zag revolutions 65.

10.30 am: Altered course S83W (22 degrees Zig-Zag).

1.0 pm: Altered course N30E.

1.35 pm: Altered course S68E. 2 point Zig-Zag.

2.55 pm: Answered Challenge to H.M.S. Motagua and altered course to meet her.

3.10 pm: Stopped and received two armed Guards from same.

3.30 pm: Proceeded. Course S87W 65 revolutions (3 point Zig-Zag).

4.15 pm: Long. Observed: 8 54 W.

4.15 pm: Reduced to 55 revolutions.

5.15 pm: Reduced to 50 Revolutions and ceased Zig-Zag owing to heavy rain squalls.

8.15 pm: Reduced to 45 revolutions.

11.0 pm: Altered course N77E. Reduced to 40 revolutions.


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30 December 1916

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 59.86, Long -7.21

12 on sick list

Midnight: Altered course N89E; increased to 55 revolutions.

8.30 am: Commenced 33 degrees zig-zag and increased to 65.

9.30 am: Altered course N77E.

11.45 am: Altered course S23E.

Noon: Altered course S25W to intercept H.M.S. Columbella.

12.15 pm: Stop.

12.20 pm: Sent boat away.

1.54 pm: Boat returned with eight armed guards from Columbella.

2.0 pm: Proceeded. Course N45W. 33 degrees Zig-Zag 65 revolutions.

4.30 pm: Reduced to 45 revolutions. Ceased Zig-Zag.

6.0 pm: Altered course N17W. Reduced to 40 revolutions.

7.0 pm: Altered course N15W.

9.0 pm: Cleared away A2 and B2 guns.

11.0 pm: Altered course S82W. Reduced to 30 revolutions.


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31 December 1916

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 60.01, Long -11.45

12 on sick list

6.0 am: Altered course N84W. Increased to 60 revolutions.

6.25 am: increased to 65 revolutions.

8.25 am: Altered course S22W.

9.38 am: Sighted and Challenged H.M.S. Avenga.

10.14 am: Stop. Picked up two boats from same, and gave her two armed guards and 14 bags of mail.

10.25 am: Proceeded. Course S46W: 63 revolutions (3 point Zig-Zag).

10.15 am: Divisions and Divine Service.

3.40 pm: Altered course S82W.6.0 pm: Ceased Zig-Zag. Reduced to 40 revolutions.

6.30 pm: Turned 16 points. Course N82E and reduced to 35 revolutions.

9.0 pm: Increased to 40 revolutions.

11.45 pm: Increased to 60 revolutions and altered course N55E.

Midnight: Increased to 75 revolutions. Altered course S40E to intercept S/S Annapola.


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THE VOYAGES OF HMS ORVIETO 1917

JP map Orvieto 1917

LOGS FOR JANUARY 1917


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1 January 1917

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 59.56, Long -11.50

10 on sick list

12.50 am: Boarded S/S Annapolis from Dundee to New York. Allowed to proceed.

1.0 am: Proceeded N82W 45 revolutions.

2.36 am: Reduced to 40 revolutions.

4.35 am: Altered course N10W. Increased to 75 revolutions to intercept steamer.

5.5 am: Boarded Swedish steamer Carolina from Kirkwall to Boston. Allowed to proceed.

5.33 am: Proceeded S73E 40 revolutions.

7.30 am: Altered course S82W.

8.25 am: Increased to 55 revolutions and commenced Zig-Zag (3 point).

9.0 am: Increased to 65 revolutions.10.5 am: Reduced to 55 revolutions.

10.42 am: Increased to 65 revolutions.

5.0 pm: Altered course to N82E. 33 degrees Zig-Zag. Reduced to 45 revolutions.

6.0 pm: Reduced to 40 revolutions and ceased Zig-Zag.

8.15 pm: Increased to 50 revolutions. Altered course N80E.

10.0 pm: Reduced to 45 revolutions.

10.35 pm: Increased to 50 revolutions and commenced (3 point) Zig-Zag.

Midnight: Altered course N65E.


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2 January 1917

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 59.80, Long -18.35

11 on sick list

1.25 am: Altered course S50 E to intercept steamer.

2.2 am: Stop. Boarded and allowed to proceed S/S Pioneer from Kirkwall to Boston.

2.35 am: Proceeded course N53E 40 revolutions.

8.30 am: Commenced Zig-Zag. Increased to 55 revolutions.

9.0 am: Increased to 65 revolutions.5.15 pm: Reduced to 55 revolutions.

6.0 pm: Altered course N13W. Reduced to 50 revolutions.

6.20 pm: Altered course N77E.


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3 January 1917

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 59.56, Long -10.35

10 on sick list

6.0 am: Turned 16 points to S77W. Reduced to 45 revolutions.

7.35 am: Altered course S52W. Increased to 65 revolutions.

9.45 am: Altered course N75W. Sighted H.M.S. Columbella

10.5 am: Stopped.

10.15 am: Sent boat away.

10.40 pm: Boat returned with six marines to join ship.

10.45 am: Proceeded Course N81W. 55 revolutions (33 degrees Zig-Zag).

4.0 pm: Altered course N20W. Reduced to 45 revolutions.

4.15 pm: Increased to 55 revolutions.

5.30 pm: Reduced to 50 revolutions and altered course N75W.

5.45 pm: Altered course S44W.

6.0 pm: Altered course N77E.

10.0 pm: Altered course to intercept steamer.

10.20 pm: Altered course N15W.

10.26 pm: Altered course N35W.

10.33 pm: Altered course N25W.

10.36 pm: Stop Ex Norwegian S/S Frani (New York to Christiana) Armed Guard ex Virginian on board. Allowed to proceed.


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4 January 1917

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 59.95, Long -10.11

13 on sick list

6.0 am: Turned ship 16 points to S77W. 33 degrees Zig-Zag.

7.55 am: Increased to 55 revolutions.

8.0 am: Altered course S64W 65 revolutions.

8.15 am: Increased to 75 revolutions.

9.50 am: Altered course S80W to intercept H.M.S. Alsatian.

10.0 to 10.20 am: Courses various.

10.30 am: Vice Admiral Tupper R.N. (Commander of Tenth Cruiser Squadron) and Gunnery staff boarded to see Gunnery trials carried out.

10.40 am: Dropped target.

Courses various.

12.30 pm: Picked up target.

12.40 pm: Admiral and staff left. Proceeded Course S77W 65 revolutions.

2.45 pm: Reduced to 60 revolutions.

4.5 pm: Ceased Zig-Zag and altered course N26W. Increased to 75 revolutions.

4.38 pm: Altered course N65W.

5.10 pm: Stop to receive boat from Virginian.

5.15 pm: Boar away. Proceeded S49W. (3 point Zig-Zag) 50 revolutions.

7.0 pm: Altered course N77E.

8.0 pm: Altered course N70W to intercept a steamer bound East and increased to 80 revolutions.

9.25 pm: Stop Lat. 59 30N, Long 11 36W. Boarded and sent into Stornoway with armed guard Norwegian S/S Marjoree (Sub Lieutenant Brook R.N.R. in charge).

9.0 pm: Boat returned. Proceeded N77E.


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5 January 1917

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 59.70, Long -10.33

12 on sick list

2.0 am: Remarkable display of "Aurora".

6.0 am: Altered course S22W.

8.15 am: Closed H.M.S. Columbella

8.20 am: Stop.

8.30 am: Proceeded. Course S88W 65 Revolutions.

10.35 am: Challenged Duke of Edinburgh. Reply correct. Altered course N65W.

10.50 am: Altered course S88W.

11.10 am: Altered course S85W. Zig-Zag throughout watch.

12.30 pm: Altered course S52W to intercept steamer.

1.7 pm: Stop. Boarded and Sent to Stornoway with armed guard American S/S Platuria (Sub Lieutenant Irving).

1.50 pm: Boat returned and hoisted. Proceeded course S88W. (3 point Zig-Zag).

5.0 pm: Reduced to 55 revolutions.

6.0 pm: Turned to N77E and reduced to 50 revolutions.


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6 January 1917

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 60.08, Long -9.85

9 on sick list

6.0 am: Turned vessel 16 points. S77W. 33 degrees Zig-Zag.

8.0 am: Increased to 55 revolutions.

8.30 am: Increased to 65 revolutions.

9.30 am: Altered course N77E.

10.30 am: Altered course N13W.

11.0 am: Altered course S77W.

1.35 pm: Kept ship before wind E.S.E. and reduced to 30 revolutions whilst a port was repaired forward.

2.0 pm: Resumed course and speed. S66W 65 revolutions.

5.0 pm: Reduced to 55 revolutions.

5.20 pm: Altered course N45W straight course and reduced to 50 revolutions.

6.0 pm: Altered course N73E. Zig-Zag 33 degrees at 50 revolutions.


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7 January 1917

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 58.96, Long -10.05

7 on sick list

6.0 am: Altered course S81W.

8.20 am: Increased to 56 revolutions.

9.0 am: Increased to 65 revolutions.

10.0 am: Increased to 75 revolutions and altered course S15W.

10.0 am: Divisions and Divine Service.

11.0 am: Altered course S77W.

1.0 pm: Altered course S35W. 33 degrees Zig-Zag.

2.0 pm: Altered course S74W. 33 degrees Zig-Zag.

4.0 pm: Reduced to 65 revolutions.

6.0 pm: Altered course N70W.

10.20 pm: Altered course N30W.

11.0 pm: Altered course N25W.

11.5 pm: Reduced to 55 revolutions.

11.15 pm: Stop. Boarded and sent into Kirkwall with armed guard (Sub Lieutenant Filkin) Swedish S/S Naryik.

11.50 pm: Boat returned. Proceeded Course N80W. 65 revolutions. 33 degrees Zig-Zag.


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8 January 1917

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 59.21, Long -14.80

9 on sick list

1.30 am: Altered course S86E (3 point Zig-Zag).

5.0 am: Moon becoming eclipsed.

5.30 pm: Altered course N4E.

6.0 am: Altered course N86W. Reduced to 55 revolutions.

9.0 pm: Increased to 65 revolutions.

10.0 am: Commenced 4 point Zig-Zag.

1.0 pm: Altered course S65W. 4 point Zig-Zag.

5.30 pm: Altered course S86E and reduced Zig-Zag to 3 point.

7.0 pm: Reduced to 60 revolutions.


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9 January 1917

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 59.23, Long -12.53

11 on sick list

6.0 am: Turned 16 points to N83W, 33 degrees Zig-Zag.

9.30 am: N56E. Increased 65.

9.30 am: Altered course N80E to intercept American S/S Corning.

9.43 am: Altered course East.

10.0 am: Divisional Drills.

10.10 am: Stop. Boarded same and allowed her to proceed.

10.50 am: Resumed Patrol. N53E, 65 revolutions.

5.30 pm: Reduced to 65 revolutions. Zig-Zag 22 degrees.

7.0 pm: Reduced to 60 revolutions and ceased Zig-Zag.

8.0 pm: Stopped for cast of lead.

Lead 240 fathoms of wire out, read 105 fathoms on tube, no bottom.

10.0 pm: Commenced 22 degrees Zig-Zag.

10.38 pm: Altered course S9W. Increased 70 80 revolutions.

11.0 pm: Altered course N53E 33 degrees Zig-Zag to intercept vessel which disappeared (apparently submarine)


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10 January 1917

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 62.98, Long -6.76

9 on sick list

12.5 am: Reduced to 60 revolutions and ceased Zig-Zag.

4.0 am: Altered course S67E.

4.30 am: Increased to 65 revolutions and commenced Zig-Zag.

5.45 am: Reduced to 55 revolutions. Altered course N55E.

5.53 am: Stop. Sounded 70 fathoms.

6.0 am: Proceeded.

6.40 am: Myggenaes Point: S37E

7.10 am: Increased to 65 revolutions.

10.0 am: Marines inspection of small arms and drills.

10.40 am: Altered course S78E. Zig-Zag 33 degrees.

2.30 pm: Altered course S16E. 33 degrees Zig-Zag.

5.0 pm: Reduced Zig-Zag to 2 point.

7.30 pm: Reduced to 60 revolutions and ceased Zig-Zag.

8.15 pm: Increased to 68 revolutions and commenced 3 point Zig-Zag.

11.55 pm: Challenged and Passed H.M.S. Victorian.


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11 January 1917

Patrol to Busta Voe

Lat 60.35, Long -1.37

9 on sick list

5.25 am: Altered course S18E.

5.50 am: Altered course 16 points to N18W. Sighted Cohaness: N35E.

6.0 am: Reduced to 60 revolutions.

6.10 am: Altered course N55E.

6.20 am: Increased to 70 revolutions.

6.30 am: Cohaness: abeam. Course S18E.

7.3 am: Reduced to 30 revolutions.

7.30 am: Sighted Murbie Stack Light.

7.45 am: Passed through boom.

Secured guns.

Rounds correct.

8.5 am: Let go Starboard anchor in 12 fathoms (5 shackles).

8.30 am: Dispatched steam boat in for mails.

9.0 am: Armed Guards returned from H.M.S. Gibraltar.

9.0 am: Collier Roen alongside port side. Corporal of Marines and 3 privates from Gibraltar.

9.15 am: Collier Kranfield alongside.

10.0 am: Captain ashore in steam boat.

10.5 am: Commenced coaling.

4.0 pm: Hands to Tea.

6.30 pm: Ceased coaling.

8.20 pm: Steam boat away to Malagna with Commander.


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12 January 1917

Busta Voe

Lat 60.35, Long -1.37

11 on sick list

7.30 am: Hands fell in. Commenced coaling ship.

10.0 am: Dispatched Signalman Stevens ashore for duty.

11.0 am: 1 Armed Guard returned.

1.10 pm: Captain left for shore.

3.0 pm: Launch sent to Gibraltar for mails.

5.0 pm: Transferred Patia's and Ebro's Mails to Motagua.

6.30 pm: Stopped coaling for the night.


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13 January 1917

Busta Voe

Lat 60.35, Long -1.37

8 on sick list

7.30 am: Hands fell in to coal ship.

2.45 pm: Dropped port anchor.

4.0 pm: Ceased coaling.


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14 January 1917

Busta Voe

Lat 60.35, Long -1.37

8 on sick list

7.30 am: Resumed coaling.

Ship: Met: HMS Columbella

5.0 Both anchors away. Engines & helm as required leaving harbour.

9.10 am: H.M.S. Columbella anchored in Busta Voe No. 2 Berth.

Noon: Finished coaling.

1.0 pm: Colliers cast off.

5.0 pm: Both anchors away. Engines and helm as required leaving harbour.

5.40 pm: Clear of Gateway. Increased to 60 revolutions.

5.51 pm: Passed Muckle Roe Light.

6.0 pm: Set course N19 1/2W.

6.18 pm: Helowick Light: abeam. Increased to 75 revolutions.

7.7 pm: Altered course N18W. Challenged H.M.S. Dundee (APV).

9.20 pm: Reduced to 65 revolutions.


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15 January 1917

From Busta Voe to Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 62.86, Long -6.23

7 on sick list

1.15 am: Altered course N17W.

1.30 am Commenced 33 degrees Zig-Zag.

Ship: Met: HMS Cochrane

Ship: Met: HMS Changoinola

1.45 am: Challenged by H.M.S. Cochrane.

9.0 am: Altered course N71W. 33 degrees Zig-Zag.

3.35 pm: Ceased Zig-Zag

3.40 pm: Sighted vessel. Altered course towards her. N85W and increased to 75 revolutions.

3.50 pm: Challenged H.M.S. Changuinola Reply Correct.

4.0 pm: Resumed course and reduced to 55 revolutions.

5.0 pm: Reduced to 40 revolutions.

11.20 pm: Altered course N68W.


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16 January 1917

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 63.01, Long -13.68

11 on sick list

Ship: Met: Russian SS Hesperus

Ship: Met: Victorian

Ship: Met: British SV 1200(trawler)

3.50 am: Increased to 60 Revolutions to intercept steamer.

4.30 am: Stop, lowered boat and boarded Russian S/S Hesperus and allowed her to proceed.

5.5 am: Boat returned and hoisted. Resumed course N70W and increased to 60 revolutions.

9.0 am: Increased to 65 revolutions.

9.30 am: Commenced Zig-Zag.

9.45 am: Altered course W by N to Rendezvous Victorian

10.0 am: Exercised action with same.

11.0 am: Resumed Course North 65 Revolutions to intercept trawler.

11.35 am: Altered course N34W.

1.20 pm: Altered course N42W.

1.40 pm: Examined British SV 1200 (trawler) bound from Grimsby to Iceland with fishing material.

2.0 pm: Altered course N4W ,3 point Zig-Zag.

3.30 pm: Altered course S4E.

5.15 pm: Reduced 55 revolutions.

5.30 pm: Turned vessel to N15W.

7.0 pm: Reduced 50 revolutions. Ceased Zig-Zag.

8.6 pm: Altered course S4E.

10.30 pm: Increased to 55 revolutions and commenced Zig-Zag.


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17 January 1917

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 63.01, Long -13.76

11 on sick list

2.0 am: Turned 16 points N4W, 33 degrees Zig-Zag.

4.0 am: Turned 16 points, Course S4E.

8.0 am: Turned 16 points. N4E.

9.10 am: Increased to 60 revolutions and commenced 4 point Zig-Zag.

Noon: Increased to 65 revolutions and turned 16 points, S4E.

2.0 pm: Turned 16 points, N4W.

5.0 m: Reduced to 55 revolutions and commenced 3 point Zig-Zag.

7.0 pm: Reduced to 50 revolutions and ceased Zig-Zag.

7.10 pm: Reduced to 45 revolutions.

7.15 pm: Altered course S4E.

10.30 pm: Increased to 55 revolutions and commenced Zig-Zag.


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18 January 1917

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 63.45, Long -14.33

10 on sick list

12.10 am: Turned ship 16 points. N4W.

8.0 am Turned 16 points. Course N4W.

9.30 am: Increased to 65 revolutions. Altered course N86E.

10.0 am: Marines Paraded in Marching Order.

10.0 am: Altered course N4W. Commenced No 4 Zig-Zag.

Noon: Turned vessel 16 points. Course S4E.

4.0 pm: Turned vessel 16 points to Course B4W, reduced to 55 revolutions.

6.0 pm: Reduced to 45 revolutions and ceased Zig-Zag.8.15 pm: Altered course S4E.


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19 January 1917

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 63.66, Long -14.58

10 on sick list

12.30 am: Turned 16 points, Course N4W.

4.0 am: Turned 16 points, Course S4E.

8.0 am: Turned 16 points. Course N4W.

8.45 am: Increased to 55 revolutions and commenced Zig-Zag.

10.0 am: Increased to 60 revolutions.

11.40 am: Stopped. Soundings taken 65 and 63 fathoms Rock.

11.52 am: Resumed course S4E 60 revolutions.

Shipping seas forward.

3.10 pm: Ceased Zig-Zag and reduced to 55 revolutions.

5.0 pm: Turned 16 points and reduced to 30 revolutions.

7.0 pm: Turned 16 points, S4E. Increased to 35 revolutions.

Midnight: Turned 16 points. Course N4W and reduced to 30 revolutions.


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20 January 1917

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 63.46, Long -14.25

7 on sick list

12.30 am: Increased to 35 revolutions.

2.0 am: Stopped, took soundings, 230 fathoms of wire out, no bottom.

2.5 am: Resumed course and speed.

3.0 am: Turned 16 points S4E and reduced to 30 revolutions.

6.0 am: Increased to 35 revolutions.

8.0 am: Turned 16 points. Course N4W. Increased to 55 revolutions and commenced Zig-Zag.

9.0 am: Increased to 65 revolutions.9.45 am: Altered course S86W.

10.30 am: N74W.

Noon: Altered course S1W.12.40 pm: Altered course N86E.

1.0 pm: Altered course S84E.

5.0 pm: Reduced to 55 revolutions.

5.30 pm: Reduced to 50 revolutions and ceased Zig-Zag.


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21 January 1917

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 64.03, Long -8.86

8 on sick list

2.0 am: Altered course S23W.

6.10 am: Increased to 75 revolutions.

6.30 am: Altered course S2W and increased to 80 revolutions.

7.5 am: Altered course S10E.

7.20 am: Reduced to 60 revolutions.

7.25 am: Stopped. Boarded and sent into Leith, Danish steamer Gullfoss with armed guard. (Sub Lieutenant Braver in charge) Master of vessel objected strongly because of submarines.

8.40 am: Boat returned and hoisted. Proceeded N23E 65 revolutions (2 point Zig-Zag).

8.41 am: Challenged H.M.S. Victorian. Reply Correct.

9.50 am: Divisions and Captain's Inspection.

10.0 am: Divine Service.

4.30 pm: Reduced to 55 revolutions.

6.30 pm: Turned 16 points. Course S23W.

8.30 pm: Reduced to 50 revolutions.

8.45 am: Ceased Zig-Zag.

10.0 pm: Increased to 55 revolutions and commenced Zig-Zag and altered course N49E.


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22 January 1917

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 65.66, Long -11.00

9 on sick list

4.0 am: Altered course S25W.

6.0 pm: Turned 16 points N25W, increased to 55 revolutions and commenced Zig-Zag.

10.0 am: Increased to 60 revolutions.

Temperature of Sea Water decreasing rapidly.

1.0 pm: Ceased Zig-Zag.

4.0 pm: Turned 16 points, S25W, 55 revolutions.

6.0 pm: Altered course S37 E. Reduced to 50 revolutions.

7.40 pm: Increased to 55 revolutions and commenced Zig-Zag.

Midnight: Reduced to 50 revolutions.


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23 January 1917

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 65.26, Long -8.86

9 on sick list

1.0 am: Altered course S7E. Increased to 55 revolutions.

8.0 am: Altered course N41W.

10.0 Divisional Drills.

Zig-Zagging throughout

10.am: Increased to 60 revolutions.

5.0 pm: Altered course S48W. Ceased Zig-Zag and reduced to 45 revolutions.

5.15 pm: Commenced Zig-Zag. Increased to 50 revolutions.

6.0 pm: Altered course S41E.


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24 January 1917

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 67.11, Long -8.96

13 on sick list

6.0 am: Turned 16 points (N41W) and commenced Zig-Zag.

8.45 am: Increased to 55 revolutions.

9.0 am: Increased to 60 revolutions.

10.0 am: Divisional Drills.

12.30 pm: Turned 16 points. Course S41E.

4.0 pm: Warrants No's 18 and 19 read.

5.0 pm: Turned 16 points. Course N41W and reduced to 50 revolutions.

7.0 pm: Ceased Zig-Zag and reduced to 40 revolutions.

10.30 pm: Increased to 73 revolutions. Altered course S85E.

11.55 pm: Reduced to 50 revolutions.

Midnight: Altered course N6E.


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25 January 1917

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 65.46, Long -2.96

13 on sick list

12.30 am: Altered course to S78E and increased to 65 revolutions.

8.30 am: Altered course S50E.

9.0 am: Commenced Zig-Zag and reduced to 60 revolutions.

10.0 am: Divisional Drills. Guns Crews exercised.

3.50 pm: Sighted floating object which proved to be fisherman float or buoy.

4.5 pm: Reduced to 55 revolutions and ceased Zig-Zag.

5.0 pm: Reduced to 50 revolutions.

6.0 pm: Turned 16 points. Course N50W and reduced to 45 revolutions.


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26 January 1917

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 65.46, Long -3.06

14 on sick list

6.0 pm: Turned 16 points. S50E.

7.20 am: Increased to 55 revolutions and commenced Zig-Zag.

9.30 am: Altered course S35E, increased to 60 revolutions.

10.0 am: Stop, lowered target, exercised 1 inch aiming rifle.

10.35 am: Stop, picked up target.

10.55 am: Proceeded. Course S35E. 60 revolutions.

12.15 pm: Altered course S50E.

Zig-Zag throughout.

5.0 pm: Reduced to 45 revolutions and ceased Zig-Zag.

6.0 pm: Turned 16 points, N50W.

8.0 pm: Increased to 50 revolutions.


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27 January 1917

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 65.43, Long -2.91

14 on sick list

5.0 am: Exercised Guns crews.

6.15 am: Turned 16 points. Course S50E.

7.30 am: Increased to 55 revolutions and commenced Zig-Zag.

10.0 am: Increased to 60 revolutions.

4.0 pm: Reduced to 55 revolutions.

5.0 pm: Reduced to 50 revolutions.

5.30 pm: Reduced to 45 revolutions. Altered course N50W. Ceased Zig-Zag.


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28 January 1917

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 65.46, Long -3.60

11 on sick list

6.0 am: Turned 16 points, S50E.

7.30 am: Increased to 50 revolutions, commenced Zig-Zag.

8.0 am: Sighted Steamer: N50E. Sounded action stations and closed.

8.16 am: Lowered boarding boat and boarded Russian S/S

9.0 am: Boat returned and proceeded

9.50 am: Challenged H.M.S. Motagua..

11.0 am: Divine Service.

12.15 pm: Altered course N49W. Ceased Zig-Zag.

2.0 pm: Commenced Zig-Zag.

4.0 pm: Ceased Zig-Zag.

7.15 pm: Edward Waller (Trimmer) (M.M.R.) died of Pneumonia (ON550230). Lat. 66 1 N Long 7 36 W.

Edward Waller was the son of James C. Waller of 4, Argyle Rd. Custom House, London, Native of Birkenhead. He is remembered at the Plymouth Naval Memorial.

9.5 pm: Altered course S35W.

9.15 pm: Altered course N49W.

9.20 pm: Altered course N44W.

10.0 pm: Reduced to 55 revolutions.

11.30 pm: Commenced Zig-Zag.


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29 January 1917

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 66.33, Long -9.63

8 on sick list

2.30 am: Reduced to 50 revolutions.

6.30 am: Altered course 16 points. Course S41E, commenced Zig-Zag.

8.0 am: Increased to 55 revolutions.

8.30 am: Increased to 65 revolutions.

9.45 am: Divisions.

10.0 am: Burial Service.

10.33 am: Stop.

10.35 Buried at Sea Lat 66 29, N Long 10 21 W the body of Edward Waller (Trimmer) M.M.R. ON. 850230.

10.36 am: Proceeded Course S41E.

Zig-Zag Throughout.

4.5 pm: Reduced to 55 revolutions.

5.30 pm: Altered course N71W. Red to 50 revolutions.

7.30 pm: Altered course N41W.

8.40 pm: Reduced to 45 revolutions. Ceased Zig-Zag.

9.30 pm: Reduced to 30 revolutions.

11.0 pm: Altered course N89W.


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30 January 1917

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 66.18, Long -12.15

9 on sick list

3.0 am: Increased to 45 revolutions.

5.0 am: Altered course N41W.

7.0 am: Altered course S41E.8.0 am: Increased to 50 revolutions and commenced Zig-Zag.

8.30 am: Altered course 16 points, N41E. Revolutions 55.

9.30 am: Increased to 60 revolutions.

1.0 pm: Stop. Sounded 95 fathoms, hard black sand.

1.15 pm: Altered course 16 points. Course S41E. 60 revolutions.

Zig-Zag throughout.

7.0 am: Increased to 55 revolutions.

10.30 pm: Altered course 16 points to starboard (N41W).


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31 January 1917

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 65.65, Long -9.46

8 on sick list

Zig-Zag thought at watch

6.0 am: Turned 16 points. Course S41E.

10.0 am: Divisions and Prayers.

10.15 am: Divisional drills.

2.50 pm: Sunk suspicious object apparently fisherman's buoy.

4.0 pm: Warrant No 20 Read.

5.0 pm: Reduced to 50 revolutions.

5.30 pm: Altered course to North.

6.0 pm: Altered course to N41W.


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LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1917


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1 February 1917

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 64.66, Long -7.16

7 on sick list

Midnight: Altered course N44W.

12.30 am: Altered course to S34E.

7.50 am: Sighted and challenged H.M.S. Virginian. Altered course S55E.

8.5 am: Altered course North.

8.15 am: Altered course N33E.

8.40 am: Stopped to rendezvous Virginian.

10.5 am: Commodore Luard joined ship.

10.6 am: Proceeded S37W, 80 revolutions and commenced Zig-Zag.

4.0 pm: Reduced to 70 revolutions.

4.8 pm: Increased to 80 revolutions.


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2 February 1917

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 59.13, Long -10.00

7 on sick list

8.0 am: Altered course S22W.

Zig-Zag throughout.

5.0 pm: Altered course S23E.

7.25 pm: Altered course S61W to intercept steamer.

7.46 pm: Reduced to 50 revolutions.

7.48 pm: Stop. Signalled Dutch steamer Krakatau

8.13 pm: Boarded S/S Krakatau from Falmouth to Rotterdam, allowed her to proceed.

8.50 pm: Took soundings, no bottom.

8.52 pm: Boat hoisted and proceeded Course S1E.

9.55 pm: Reduced to 75 revolutions. Rounds Correct. Zig-Zag throughout.


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3 February 1917

From Patrol to Liverpool

Lat 54.6, Long -5.3

The noon position given in the log (Lat 54.31, Long -3.30) plots onshore in the Lake District and is presumably incorrect. The approximate position given above is based on the sighting of the Skulmartin Lightship at 10.55am.

5 on sick list

1.10 am: Altered course S41E.

3.5 am: Increased to 80 revolutions.

3.15 am: Sighted Tory Island Light: S40W

3.23 am: Fanad Point: S12E.

3.27 am: Inishtrahull: S49E.

3.30 am: Altered course S70E.

3.37 am: Reduced to 75 revolutions.

3.46 am: Altered course East.

3.52 am: Altered course N80E.

4.0 am: Increased to 80 revolutions and commenced Zig-Zag.

4.52 am: Altered course S70E, increased to 85 revolutions.

5.7 am: Inishtrahull: S20W.ac S7E.

5.43 am: Oversay Light: abeam N83E.

5.33 am: Inistrahull: abeam. S83W.

6.10 am: Altered course S53E.

7.20 am: Entered Rathlin Island Sound.

7.25 am: Passed Rue Point Light.

7.55 am: Altered course S19E.

8.0 am: Commenced Zig-Zag.

8.30 am: Altered course S17E.

9.10 am: Altered course S16E.

10.19 am: Altered course S7E.

10.55 am: Skulmartin Lightship: S78E.

11.25 am: Observed North Shoal Light vessel: S61W.

11.35 am: Altered course S22W.

3.30 pm: Reduced to 80 revolutions. Altered course S68E.

4.30 pm: Altered course S80E.

5.5 pm: Altered course N75E.

5.11 pm: Skerries: abeam S36W.

5.18 pm: Altered course S72E.

5.50 pm: Reduced to 65 revolutions. Altered course S82E. Point Lynas: abeam.

7.30 pm: Sighted Bar Lightship: S76E.

7.45 pm: Altered course S75E.

7.50 pm: Increased to 75 revolutions.

8.40 pm: Let go port anchor 4 shackles in Queens Channel.

9.25 pm: H.M.S. Arlanza passed up river.

10.50 pm: Vessel commenced to rising to ebb tide. Fog Bell forward and gong aft sounded according to regulations.


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4 February 1917

Queen Channel Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

4 on sick list

2.40 am: Pilot George Buckley aboard.

3.35 am: Anchor away. Engines and helm as pilot requisites entering River Mersey.

4.23 am: Passed North Wall.

4.33 am: Let go port anchor 3 shackles.

5.50 am: Hailed by Customs Launch.

7.0 am: Fog signal sounded.

8.33 am: Anchor weighed.

9.50 am: Entered dock Gates

10.0 am: Entered Canada Lock

10.25 am: Left lock.

11.15 am: Tied up in East Brocklebank Dock alongside S/S Broodstone.


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5 February 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

3 on sick list

8.0 am: Draft of Naval ratings left Ship for R.N.B.

11.0 am: Commodore and Staff left ship.

1.40 pm: 8 Ratings joined ship.


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6 February 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

2 on sick list

8.0 am: Hands employed shifting ship.

10.0 pm: One absentee returned.


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7 February 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

2 on sick list

5.45 pm: Ch. Writer discharged to hospital.

6.0 pm: Engineer Sub Lieutenant Blair fell overboard.


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8 February 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

2 on sick list

1.0 pm: 12 Ratings joined ship from H.M.S. Teutonic

5.0 pm: One Armed Guard returned on board.


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9 February 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

0 on sick list

6.0 am: shift ship to allow coal lighters alongside.

8.0 am: Commenced coaling.

9.0 am: Hoisted board pendant of Commodore J.S. Luard in Taking command..

Joined ship Paymaster F.L. Hassey R.N., Assistant Paymaster Haines R.N.R.

11.0 am: Watch returned from 4 days leave.

10.0 pm: Ceased coaling for night.


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10 February 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

2 on sick list

8.0 am: Commenced coaling.

8.30 am: 13 Ratings joined ship from R.N.B. Portsmouth.

1.0 pm: 7 ratings joined ship from H.M.S. Eagle.


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11 February 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

2 on sick list

6.30 am: Hands fell in. Employed shifting ship.

10.0 am: 3 Ratings joined ship

3.0 pm: 3 Ratings joined ship.

6.0 pm: 3 Marines joined ship.


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12 February 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

12 on sick list

6.0 am: Hands fell in. Employed taking in stores.

1.0 pm: One Rating discharged from ship to R.N.B. Portsmouth. Two ratings joined ship from Armadale Castle.


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13 February 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

6 on sick list

9.0 am: Two ratings left ship for Armadale Castle.

11.0 am: Pilot aboard.

12.5 pm: All Clear leaving dock. Engines and helm as requisite.

1.20 pm: Made fast in Sandon dock.

2.0 pm: Under way.

2.20 pm: Clear of docks in/and River Mersey.

2.50 pm: Anchored in 13 1/2 fathoms H.W. 60 fathoms of cable out.

4.5 pm: Patrick Lyal (stoker) returned 16 hours overdue.

5.0 pm: Tug returned with 6 ratings.

6.45 pm: Tug returned with Commodore, Officers 1 Rating.

7.15 pm: Tug left with orderly.

9.15 pm: Took cast of lead, 9 fathoms.

9.35 pm: Tug boat returned, watch employed taking in stores, etc.

10.15 pm: Ship commenced to swing to flood tide.

10.27 pm: Sounded 11 fathoms.

10.40 pm: Swung to flood.


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14 February 1917

Anchored in River Mersey

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7 on sick list

3.15 am: Commenced to swing to ebb tide.

6.0 am: B.O.T. for signal carried out.

10.10 am: Commenced to weigh anchor. Draft forward 24 ft. 3", Aft 27 ft. 6".

10.25 am: Proceeded down River, engines and helm as required.

11.0 am: Let go Port anchor in 9.5 fathoms, 45 fathoms cable out on account of fog.

1.0 pm: Anchor weighed. Proceed to sea.

2.10 pm: Formby Light vessel: abeam

2.15 pm: Dropped Pilot. Proceeded N57W 50 Revolutions.

2.20 pm: Increased to 75 revolutions.

2.37 pm: Bar Light ship: abeam.

2.40 pm: Increased to 80 revolutions.

3.0 pm: Commenced Zig-Zag.

6.30 pm: Chicken Rock: N39E. Ceased Zig-Zag. Took cast of lead 100 fathoms wire 45 fathoms water.

7.6 pm: Altered course N6E.

8.45 pm: S. Rock Light Vessel: abeam 1 1/2 miles. Altered course N12E.

9.23 pm: Skulmartin Light: abeam 2 1/2 miles.

10.0 pm: Mew Island: abeam 5 miles.

10.10 pm: Altered course N19E.

10.35 pm: Black head: abeam 7 1/2 miles.

11.10 pm: Maidens Light: abeam 2 1/2 miles.

11.13 pm: Maidens buoy: abeam 1 mile.

11.50 pm: Altacarry Light.


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15 February 1917

From Liverpool to Patrol

Belfast Lough

Lat 54.7, Long -5.6

7 on sick list

12.55 am: Passed Rue Point.

1.3 am: Challenged H.M.S. Andes. Reply correct.

1.25 am: Altered course N6W.

1.30 am: Reduced to 65 revolutions.

2.8 am: Altered course N14W.

3.4 am: Altered course N21E.

4.25 am: Oversay Light: 4 point, log 17.

4.50 am: Oversay Light: abeam bearing S69E.

5.21 am: Oversay Light: S69E. Altered course S6E.

6.50 am: Altered course S51E.

7.0 am: Increased to 70 revolutions. Commenced Zig-Zag.

9.30 am: Altered course S3E.

9.45 am: Altered course South.

10.0 am: Maidens Light House: abeam.

10.35 am: Altered course S45W. Turned various courses until 11.10.

11.10 am: Let go port in Belfast Lough in 5 fathoms water. 45 fathoms cable out.

2.25 pm: Pilot boat alongside with orders.

3.3 pm: Anchor weighed.

3.4 pm: Proceeded. 80 Revolutions. Course various bearing.

3.35 pm: Black Head: abeam.

3.40 pm: Altered course N9E.

4.8 pm: Maidens Light: abeam, distant 1 mile.

4.12 pm: Maidens Light abeam, distant 1/2 a mile. Altered course N18W. Commenced Zig-Zag.

4.50 pm: Garron Point: abeam.

5.0 pm: Ceased Zig-Zag.

5.15 pm: Challenged by H.M.S. Albion III.

5.20 pm: Altered course N22W.

5.22 pm: Tor Point: abeam, distant 1 1/4 miles.

5.46 pm: Rue Point: abeam. Altered course N56W.

6.0 pm: Commenced Zig-Zag.

7.0 pm: Ceased Zig-Zag.

7.13 pm: Inishowen Light: abeam, distant 8 miles.

7.54 pm: Inishtrahull: abeam.

8.7 pm: Reduced to 75 revolutions. Altered course N70W.


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16 February 1917

At Sea

Position at Noon: Lat 57.16, Long -10.16

8 on sick list

2.0 am: Reduced to 65 revolutions.

2.10 am: Altered course N16E.

4.35 am: Altered course N60W.

4.40 am: Altered course S50E to intercept Danish schooner Rosenhjem

5.0 Boarded same and sent into (place omitted) with armed guard (Midshipman Sutcliffe R.N.R.).

6.5 am: Boarding boat returned.

6.10 am: Proceeded N16E, 65 revolutions.

7.0 am: Commenced Zig-Zagging.

12.10 pm: Altered course N2E, increased to 75 revolutions.

7.0 pm: Ceased Zig-Zag.

Midnight: Altered course N29E.


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17 February 1917

At Sea

Position at Noon: Lat 62.95, Long -11.45

6 on sick list

8.0 am: Commenced Zig-Zag.

Noon: Reduced to 60 revolutions.

1.0 pm: Altered course N11W.

2.30 pm: Altered course 16 points to starboard. S11E.

7.0 pm: Reduced to 50 revolutions and ceased Zig-Zag.

10.25 pm: Altered course N30E.

10.50 pm: Increased to 70 revolutions.

11.0 pm: Altered course N20W.

11.30 pm: Boarding Norwegian S/S Tricolor.


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18 February 1917

Place

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 62.31, Long -13.21

8 on sick list

12.20 am: Boat returned and hoisted.

12.50 am: Altered course S45E: 45 revolutions.

1.0 am: Altered course S85W. 60 revolutions.

1.50 am: Altered course N30W

Ship: Met: Grimsby trawler No. 140

Ship: Met: British trawler H 57

Ship: Met: SS Tricolor

Ship: Met: American SS John Archibald

2.25 am: Hailed Grimsby Trawler No. 140. Iceland to Grimsby.

3.5 am: Altered course S70W.

4.30 am: Sighted vessel: SW. Altered course S50W.

4.58 am: Hailed British Trawler H.57 from Hull to Iceland in Ballast.

5.3 am: Proceeded S80W.

6.0 am: Altered course N36W.

6.20 am: Altered course N61W to intercept S/S.

7.0 am: Stop. Boarded S/S Tricolor Bergen to Newport News in ballast and put armed guard on.

10.0 am: Divisions and Commodore's inspection.

103.0 pm: Divine Service.

Circling around S/S Tricolor awaiting for instructions. Lat 62 19N Long 13 13W.

Noon: Signalled S/S John D Archibald. (American)

Circling around S/S Tricolor throughout watch.

11.35 pm: Stopped and lowered boat. Took off armed guard from S/S Tricolor and allowed her to proceed. Proceeded N33E. 55 revolutions.


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19 February 1917

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 63.31, Long -13.43

7 on sick list

7.30 am: Altered course S3E. Increased to 65 revolutions.

9.0 am: Altered course S32E, increased to 70 revolutions.

9.10 am: Increased to 75 revolutions.

9.15 am: Altered course S20E.

Ship: Met: HMS Alsatian

Ship: Met: Brit. trawler Ribble

10.0 am: Rendezvous with HMS Alsatian.

10.3 am: Boat left ship with Commodore.

10.20 am: Exercised PZ's with Flagship.

10.40 am: Negative PZ's.

12.15 pm: Boat returned with Commodore. Proceeded N12E 60 revolutions (2 point Zig-Zag).

1.0 pm: Altered course N10W.

2.0 pm: Altered course 16 points. S10E.

7.10 pm: Altered course S8E.

8.0 pm: Altered course S5W and reduced to 52 revolutions. Ceased Zig-Zag.

9.0 pm: Rounds Correct. Increased to 57 revolutions and commenced Zig-Zag.

10.55 pm: Sighted light bearing S40W. Altered course S29W.

11.8 pm: Altered course S7W; increased to 75 revolutions.

11.37 pm: Stop. Hailed British Trawler Ribble of Hull from Iceland to Hull.

11.40 pm: Proceeded N10W.


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20 February 1917

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 64.18, Long -14.10

8 on sick list

4.40 am: Altered course N52W.

5.0 am: Commenced Zig-Zag.

5.50 am: Increased to 60 revolutions and steered various courses to intercept Steam Trawler G.Y. 34 Manxman (British).

6.0 am: Stopped and hailed same, allowed her to proceed.

6.25 am: Proceeded course N5W; 55 revolutions.

10.30 am: Altered course N10W, increased to 60 revolutions.

11.20 am: Sighted land ahead and on port bow (Iceland).

Noon: Altered course 16 points. S10E.

1.0 pm: Altered course S23W to intercept vessel.

1.15 pm: Altered course S62W.

1.25 pm: Stop. Hailed British Trawler Octavia H.876 from Hull to Iceland in ballast, allowed her to proceed. Her long story at http://www.fleetwood-trawlers.info/index.php/2009/01/st-octavia-h274/

1.30 pm: Altered course S15E: 2 point Zig-Zag.

5.0 pm: S10E.

7.0 pm: Altered course S15E.

7.30 pm: Ceased zig-zagging and reduced to 55 revolutions.

Midnight: Altered course to N10W and reduced to 48 revolutions.


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21 February 1917

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 63.65, Long -12.41

13 on sick list

Ship: Met: HMS Armadale Castle

1.9 Challenged HMS Armadale Castle 1.36 Stop. 1.40 picked up Armadale's boat Proceeded S65E. 55 revs A. Castle took station on port quarter 3 miles.

2.30 stop. 2.35 lowered A.C's boat. Proceeded N10W 55 Revs.


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22 February 1917

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 64.18, Long -14.16

8 on sick list

7.40 am: Increased to 53 revolutions and commenced to zig-zag.

8.40 am: Altered course N15W.

9.40 am: Increased to 55 revolutions.

9.45 am: Divisions and Prayers. Hands to Physical drill. Officers at spotting table.

10.0 am: Sounded 22o fathoms of wire out. No bottom.

10.30 am: Sounded 280 fathoms of wire out (water 90 fathoms). Blank sand, shell and small stones.

10.55 am: Sighted land: N38E.

Noon: Altered course South.

1.0 pm: Altered course S5E.

4.0 pm: Altered course S8E.

5.0 pm: Altered course S10E.

7.0 pm: Ceased Zig-Zag and reduced to 50 revolutions.

11.40 pm: Altered course 16 points. N10W.


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23 February 1917

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 64.31, Long -14.05

6 on sick list

1.0 am: Altered course N13W. Increased to 53 revolutions.

2.0 am: Altered course N10W. Increased to 55 revolutions.

6.0 am: Commenced Zig-Zag.

6.50 am: Increased to 60 revolutions.

9.10 am: Altered course N15W.

10.0 am: Divisional drills.

10.0 am: Altered course N10W.

10.10 am: Reduced to 55 revolutions.

10.30 am: Took cast of lead, 73 fathoms, rock.

12.5 pm: Altered course 16 points. S10E.

4.5 pm: Altered course S5E.

5.0 pm: Reduced to 50 revolutions.

7.0 pm: Ceased Zig-Zag.

8.0 pm: Altered course S7E.

Midnight: Altered course N13W and increased to 52 revolutions.


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24 February 1917

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 64.10, Long -14.33

6 on sick list

6.0 am: Commenced to zig-zag. Increased to 57 revolutions.

8.0 am: Altered course N19W.

8.35 am: Altered course N22W.

10.20 am: Altered course N19W.

10.30 am: Sounded. 185 fathoms wire out, 75 fathoms water (Gray Sand and Shell).

Noon: Altered course S5E. 53 revolutions.

1.0 pm: Altered course S65E: Reduced to 48 revolutions.

1.35 pm: Increased to 53 revolutions.

5.0 pm: Altered course S60E (9 degrees leeway).

5.30 pm: Ceased Zig-Zag.

8.0 pm: Increased to 55 revolutions.

9.0 pm: Altered course N5E. Reduced to 47 revolutions.

11.0 pm: Increased to 50 revolutions.

Midnight: Altered course S5W.


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25 February 1917

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 64.18, Long -15.26

6 on sick list

6.0 am: Altered course N25E and commenced Zig-Zag.

7.15 am: Sighted and challenged Alsatian bearing East.

7.35 am: Altered course North. Increased to 65 revolutions to take station.

9.50 am: Stopped.

10.0 am: Divisions. Boat from Alsatian alongside.

10.15 am: Divine Service.

10.30 am: Altered course S12W. 70 revolutions. (2 point Zig-Zag).

10.20 am: Reduced to 50 revolutions to secure guns.

11.30 am: Increased to 70 revolutions.

Shipping heavy sprays forward.

12.30 pm: Challenged H.M.S. Moldavia.

1.0 pm: Ceased Zig-Zag.

Shipping heavy spray forward

5.50 pm: Altered course S15W.

6.50 pm: Altered course S25W.

7.27 pm: Eased down to secure shells on fore deck.

7.55 pm: Reduced to 65 revolutions.

Shipping seas of fore deck.

Midnight: Altered course S87W. Reduced to 50 revolutions.


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26 February 1917

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 61.28, Long -11.30

6 on sick list

7.30 am: Altered course N83W

8.30 am: Increased to 50 revolutions and commenced Zig-Zag.

10.0 am: Reduced to 45 revolutions and ceased Zig-Zag.

10.30 am: Divisional Drills.

10.45 am: Increased to 50 revolutions and recommenced Zig-Zag.

Noon: Altered course N80W.

1.0 pm: Altered course West.

1.10 pm: Altered course N76W.

5.30 pm: Altered course 16 points. S76E.

6.0 pm: Altered course S87E.

7.30 pm: Reduced to 45 revolutions and ceased Zig-Zag.

8.0 pm: Increased to 47 revolutions.


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27 February 1917

At Sea

Position at Noon: Lat 61.03, Long -11.00

4 on sick list

6.0 am: Altered course S30E. 55 revolutions.

6.30 am: Reduced to 47 revolutions.

7.0 am: Commenced to zig-zag and increased to 63 revolutions.

7.30 am: Altered course S25W.

10 to 11.45 am: Divisional Drills.

10.56 am: Reduced to 40 revolutions.

11.0 am: Took cast of lead, no bottom.

11.2 am: Increased to 65 revolutions.

11.30 am: Altered course S30E.

2.0 pm: Altered course S88E and reduced to 60 revolutions.

3.4 pm: Increased to 65 revolutions.

4.0 pm: Reduced to 60 revolutions.

6.30 pm: Reduced to 55 revolutions and ceased Zig-Zag.

6.45 pm Altered course S68E.

Midnight: Altered course S30E and increased to 65 revolutions.


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28 February 1917

From Patrol to Swarbacks Minn

Lat 60.3, Long -3.6

4 on sick list

1.30 am: Altered course S27E.

Swarbacks

2.30 am: Esha Ness: S12E

2.35 am: Altered course S12E. Reduced to 60 revolutions.

2.50 am: Altered course S5E. 50 revolutions.

3.0 am: Altered course S25W. 50 revolutions.

3.50 am: Increased to 70 revolutions.

4.0 am: Altered course 5W. Increased to 80 revolutions.

4.11 am: Altered course South.

4.23 am: Esha Ness: abeam.

4.25 am: Altered course S5E.

4.37 am: Altered course S15E.

4.40 am: Reduced to 70 revolutions.

4.45 am: Altered course S25E.

4.50 am: Reduced to 60 revolutions.

4.56 am: Altered course S72E (switched on navigation lights).

5.5 am: Slow both.

5.6 am: Murbie Stacks: abeam.

5.10 am: Altered course S68E.

5.20 am: Altered course N62E.

5.26 am: Collided with unknown vessel, right in gateway without any lights. Stop Engines.

5.30 am: Passed clear of boom. Proceeded N62E. 50 revolutions.

5.37 am: Entered harbour. Reduced to 30 revolutions.

6.0 am: Let go port Anchor.

7.10 am: Colliers alongside.

7.30 am: Hands commenced coaling ship.

9.15 am: One Armed Guard returned on board.

9.20 am: Took in 90 tons fresh water.

A2 and X1 Guns damaged in Collision (training gear). Vessel collided with. Southern boom vessel (Drifter 32). Dismasting her damaging her funnel and carried away starboard moorings. Commodore left ship to report.

1.0 pm: Sub Lieutenant R.N.V.R. joined ship for Coding duties.

6.0 pm: Ceased coaling for the night.


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LOGS FOR MARCH 1917


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1 March 1917

Swarbacks Minn

Lat 60.3, Long -3.6

4 on sick list

3.35 am: Destroyer "Orwell" left harbour.

6.10 am: Boarding Steamer "Amsterdam" anchored in harbour.

7.30 am: Hands fell in and commenced coaling ship.

6.30 pm: Finished coaling.

11.10 pm: Destroyer Orwell returned.


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2 March 1917

Swarbacks Minn

Lat 60.3, Long -3.6

3 on sick list

5.45 am: H.M.S. Patuca arrived. Anchored in No III berth.

6.30 am: Cast-off Collier "Townley".

6.15 pm: Destroyers Rapid and Ready anchored.


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3 March 1917

Swarbacks Minn

Lat 60.3, Long -3.6

3 on sick list

7.30 am: Hands fell in.

9.30 am: Service for Presbyterians on board.

10.0 am: Divisions.

10.15 am: Divine Service.

2.1 pm: Gangway damaged by H.M.S. Shannon's picket boat.

6.0 pm: Two Warrant Officers (Wireless Telegraphist) and two signalmen sent to Gibraltar for disposal.

8.25 pm: Anchored weighed. Slow both engines and helm as requisite leaving harbour.

8.50 pm: Cleared boom.

9.0 pm: Murbie Stack: abeam.

9.4 pm: Altered course N72W.

9.12 pm: Altered course N22W.

9.40 pm: Altered course N29W. Increased to 70 revolutions and commenced to Zig-Zag.


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4 March 1917

At Sea

Position at Noon: Lat 60.68, Long -7.23

5 on sick list

1.40 am: Altered course N70W and reduced to 60 revolutions.

Zig-Zag throughout watch.

6.40 am: Altered course West and increased to 65 revolutions.

9.50 am: Altered course S88W.

10.20 am: Divine service.

11.20 am: Reduced to 60 revolutions.

Shipping water forward.

12.55 pm: Altered course S85W.

2.45 pm: Altered course S75W.

3.30 pm: Altered course N80W. Challenged Champagne.

3.45 pm: Stopped at rendezvous

4.15 pm: Boat lowered.

4.50 pm: Boat returned and hoisted. Altered course S70W, 40 revolutions.

6.0 pm: Altered course S80W.

7.0 pm: Altered course S70W.


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5 March 1917

At Sea

Position at Noon: Lat 60.33, Long -9.43

4 on sick list

1.45 am: Increased to 50 revolutions.

2.0 am: Reduced to 40 revolutions and Altered course S50E.

3.0 am: Reduced to 35 revolutions.

Shipping Water forward.

6.0 am: Increased to 40 revolutions.

8.25 am: Reduced to 35 revolutions.

10.5 am: Altered course S56E.

Shipping water forward.

Midnight: Increased to 50 revolutions and Altered course N41W.


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6 March 1917

At Sea

Position at Noon: Lat 60.88, Long -11.23

4 on sick list

7.30 am: Increased to 55 miles and commenced to zig-zag.

8.35 am: Altered course N31W, 50 revolutions.

9.30 am: Altered course N20W.

9.45 am: Challenged H.M.S. Alsatian. Altered course N35E and increased to 60 revolutions.

10.15 am: Lowered boat.

10.20 am: Altered course S67W, 50 revolutions.

11.30 am: Altered course W to pick up boat.

11.40 am: Resumed course and speed, S67W 50 revolutions.

Noon: Altered course N47W: Increased to 55 revolutions.

1.30 pm: Seamen and Marines to frill (Gunnery classes).

5.30 pm: Reduced to 40 revolutions.

9.40 pm: Altered course S45E.

10.30 pm: Altered course N77W. Increased to 55 revolutions.

Midnight: Sounded 90 fathoms. Increased to 60 revolutions.


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7 March 1917

At Sea

Position at Noon: Lat 60.10, Long -14.63

5 on sick list

9.35 am: Altered course N75W.

9.45 am: Exercised steering with engines.

5.0 pm: Altered course West.

6.0 pm: Altered course S85W.

7.0 pm: Reduced to 40 revolutions. Altered course to S75E.

8.30 pm: Altered course S80E and commenced to Zig-Zag.

9.0 pm: Rounds Correct. Increased to 50 revolutions.

Midnight: Altered course S87W, increased to 55 revolutions.


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8 March 1917

At Sea

Position at Noon: Lat 60.0, Long -15.63

5 on sick list

4.0 am: Altered course S45E.

Zig-Zag throughout.

6.30 am: Altered course S27W.

8.45 am: Challenged H.M.S. Kildonan Castle. Exercised P.Z's.

9.0 am: Altered course S86W.

9.40 am: Secure

10.0 am: Sent mails for her over.

10.20 am: Proceeded S45E, 65 revolutions.

11.50 am: Challenged H.M.S. Ebro.

12.30 pm: At Rendezvous. Sent 1 Armed Guard to Ebro.

12.40 pm: Decreased 55 revolutions.

12.50 pm: Set Course N51E.

1.0 pm: Commenced Zig-Zag.

7.50 pm: Altered course S66E. Zig-Zag throughout watch.

Midnight: Altered course 16 points to (starboard) N66W and increased to 65 revolutions.


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9 March 1917

At Sea

Position at Noon: Lat 59.43, Long -20.08

7 on sick list

12.1 am: Altered course N63W

4.0 am: Altered course N85W. Zig-Zag throughout

7.45 am: Challenged H.M.S. Arlanza.

8.30 am: Altered course S85W.

9.40 am: Divisions and Prayers. Divisional Drills.

10.28 am: Altered course N62W

10.48 am: Altered course S85W and signalled Arlanza.

11.0 am: Resumed Course S85W. 65 revolutions.

Noon: Altered course S80W. Reduced to 55 revolutions.

4.30 pm: Altered course S83W.

9.30 pm: Altered course N83W.


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10 March 1917

At Sea

Position at Noon: Lat 58.98, Long -20.86

8 on sick list

12.15 am: Altered course 16 points. S83E.

2.15 am: Altered course N83W.

5.45 am: Altered course 16 points. S83E.

7.15 am: Sighted S/S bearing S40E westbound

7.20 am: Altered course S13E to intercept steamer.

7.43 am: Altered course S20W.

8.2 am: Altered course S32W.

8.14 am: Stop. Boarded and allowed to proceed Swedish S/S Anten.

9.10 am: Boat returned and hoisted.

9.13 am: Proceeded N57W. 55 revolutions.

10.0 am: Sighted sailing vessel ahead.

10.35 am: Altered course N30W.

10.50 am: Signalled Norwegian Barque Florella (flying flag of day), allowed her to proceed.

10.55 am: Altered course N50W Challenged Avenger.

11.20 am: Stop. Avenger's boat alongside.

11.35 am: Boat left with ratings for Avenger.

Noon: Proceeded N83W. Increased to 55 revolutions and commenced Zig-Zag.

3.0 pm: Altered course S83E.

4.30 pm: Altered course S85E (2 degrees leeway).

9.0 am: Altered course N93E.



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11 March 1917

At Sea

Position at Noon: Lat 59.28, Long -19.48

8 on sick list

3.0 am: Altered course S83E.

7.30 am: Increased to 65 revolutions.

10.0 am: Divisions and Commodore's inspection.

10.15 am: Divine Service

11.0 am: Altered course S85W.

11.55 am: Altered course to intercept steamer.

12.25 pm: Stop.

12.30 pm: Boarded and allowed to proceed Norwegian S/S Solveig Stagland of Haugsand.

1.40 pm: Proceeded S85E. 65 revolutions.

Zig-Zag throughout watch.

5.30 pm: Altered course S83E.


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12 March 1917

At Sea

Position at Noon: Lat 60.0, Long -12.25

9 on sick list

1.0 am: Altered course S64E.

Zig-Zag throughout watch.

7.0 am: Altered course S66E.

7.45 am: Altered course 16 points to starboard to examine floating object.

7.57 am: Resumed course S66E.

10.0 am: Divisional Drills.

10.4 am: Exercised Action 1" aiming.

Noon: Altered course S17E.

7.0 pm: Altered course S83E.

7.20 pm: Stop. Hailed and allowed to proceed French 2 masted Schooner Long 10 56 W Lat 59 50 N.

7.35 pm: Proceeded.

8.0 pm: Reduced to 60 revolutions.

8.10 pm: Reduced to 55 revolutions and ceased Zig-Zag.


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13 March 1917

At Sea

Position at Noon: Lat 60.78, Long -11.0

11 on sick list

2.0 am: Altered course 16 points to starboard (S23W).

5.40 am: Increased to 65 revolutions and commenced Zig-Zag.

7.30 am: Altered course N23E. (16 points).

8.0 am: Altered course N25E.1.0 pm: Altered course S23W. 3 point Zig-Zag.

1.40 pm: Altered course East to intercept Sailing Vessel

2.45 pm: Signalled and allowed to proceed Norwegian Sailing Vessel (name omitted) (armed guard aboard and flag of day).

3.0 pm: Proceeded S40W.

5.30 pm: Reduced to 55 revolutions.

6.30 pm: Altered course N23E.

8.0 pm: Reduced to 50 revolutions.


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14 March 1917

At Sea

Position at Noon: Lat 60.73, Long -10.83

10 on sick list

Midnight: Altered course 16 points S23W.

3.30 am: Increased to 55 revolutions and commenced Zig-Zag.

6.30 am: Altered course 16 points N23E.

11.0 am: Altered course S23W.

11.30 am: Altered course N26E, increased to 60 revolutions.

Noon: Altered course N62E. Increased to 65 revolutions. Ceased Zig-Zag.

1.50 pm: Increased to 70 revolutions and commenced Zig-Zag.

6.50 pm: Challenged H.M.S. Virginian. Reply Correct.

7.15 pm: Reduced to 60 revolutions.

7.16 pm: Reduced to 50 revolutions.

7.17 pm: Stop.

7.24 pm: Lowered boat.

7.47 pm: Boat returned and hoisted. Sub Lieutenant Wilmott rejoined ship.

7.49 pm: Proceeded Course S52W. 55 revolutions.

8.50 pm: Reduced to 50 revolutions.


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15 March 1917

At Sea

Position at Noon: Lat 59.90, Long -11.26

7 on sick list

4.0 am: Increased to 55 revolutions and commenced Zig-Zag.

10.4 am: Exercised Target practice with 6" guns and 6 pounders.

10.5 am: Lowered target.

11.36 am: Picked up target and Proceeded Course S67E. 55 revolutions.

12.30 pm: Altered course N67W.

1.15 pm: Altered course N25W.

1.20 pm: Challenged H.M.S. Gloucestershire

1.30 pm: Stop at Rendezvous

1.40 pm: Pick up Gloucestershire’s boat. Surgeon Kelly R.N. rejoined ship and mails aboard. Proceeded. Course N39E. 55 revolutions.

6.0 pm: Altered course N25E.

7.45 pm: Reduced to 50 revolutions.

8.0 pm: Reduced to 48 revolutions.

8.0 pm: Altered course N23E.

Midnight: Altered course N44W.


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16 March 1917

At Sea

Position at Noon: Lat 61.60, Long -14.80

8 on sick list

5.30 am: Increased to 53 revolutions and commenced Zig-Zag.

6.0 am: Altered course N55W.

6.23 am: Increased to 55 revolutions.

10.10 am: Reduced to 50 revolutions. Ceased Zig-Zag.

10.20 am: Challenged H.M.S. Gloucestershire. Boat alongside with Officer for hospital.

10.33 am: Thick fog. Slow ahead.

10.35 am: Boat left.

10.45 am: Altered course S44W.

11.53 am: Proceeded S44E 50 revolutions.

2.30 pm: Increased to 53 revolutions and commenced Zig-Zag.

5.0 pm: Altered course S42E.

8.0 pm: Altered course S40E. Reduced to 48 revolutions. Ceased Zig-Zag.

10.0 am: Increased to 50 revolutions.


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17 March 1917

At Sea

Position at Noon: Lat 60.33, Long -10.33

8 on sick list

1.30 am: Altered course S23W.

5.45 am: Turned 16 points N23E and commenced Zig-Zag. Increased to 53 revolutions.

7.0 am: Altered course N28E.

9.5 am: Challenged H.M.S. Patia.

9.25 am: Stop despatched boat with mails and hospital case.

9.46 am: Boat returned. Proceeded S23W. 55 revolutions.

3.30 pm: Altered course N67W.

5.40 pm: Altered course N20E and reduced to 53 revolutions.

8.36 pm: Altered course N18E. Reduced to 48 revolutions. Ceased Zig-Zag.

10.0 pm: Altered course N13E and lashed mines.


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18 March 1917

At Sea

Position at Noon: Lat 61.03, Long -10.70

11 on sick list

3.0 am: Ship rolling heavily.

7.45 am: Altered course N5W.

8.0 am: Altered course N35W and reduced to 35 revolutions.

9.30 am: Altered course N55W.

10.0 am: Divisions and Commodore's inspection.

10.15 am: Divine Service.

11.0 am: Reduced to 30 revolutions.

3.30 pm: Altered course N23E. 50 revolutions.

3.50 pm: Altered course N63E. 55 revolutions.

4.10 pm: Commenced Zig-Zag.

8.15 pm: Altered course S50W and reduced to 50 revolutions. Ceased Zig-Zag.

9.30 pm: Altered course S60W.

10.35 pm: Altered course S65W.

11.0 pm: Altered course S65W.


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19 March 1917

At Sea

Position at Noon: Lat 60.80, Long -10.60

9 on sick list

3.30 am: Altered course N38W to intercept steamer sighted.

3.40 am: Increased to 60 revolutions.

4.40 am: Lowered boat and Boarded S/S Wica allowed her to proceed

5.20 am: Boat returned and hoisted. Proceeded S23W, 55 revolutions and commenced Zig-Zag.

10.30 am: Altered course S30W.

1.55 pm: Altered course N10W and reduced to 53 revolutions,

5.0 pm: Altered course N5W.

6.15 pm: Altered course South.

9.0 pm: Ceased Zig-Zag. Reduced to 48 revolutions.


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20 March 1917

At Sea

Position at Noon: At Sea

Position at Noon: Lat 60.86, Long -10.63

7 on sick list

2.0 am: Ship rolling heavily.

6.0 am: Turned 16 points N3E. Increased to 53 revolutions and commenced Zig-Zag.

7.30 am: Altered course N5E.

9.37 am: Altered course N7E.

10.0 am: Altered course N10E.Noon: Altered course N5E.

1.0 pm: Altered course N10E.

4.30 pm: Altered course N12E and increased to 55 revolutions.

7.0 pm: Altered course S3W and reduced to 53 revolutions.

8.0 pm: Ceased Zig-Zag. Reduced to 48 revolutions.

Midnight: Altered course 16 points to starboard (N3E). Increased to 50 revolutions.


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21 March 1917

At Sea

Position at Noon: Lat 60.93, Long -10.66

7 on sick list

5.0 am: Increased to 55 revolutions and commenced Zig-Zag.

60. am: Altered course S3W.

9.10 am: Reduced to 53 revolutions.

Noon: Altered course S45E, ceased Zig-Zag to intercept S/V.

12.30 pm: Closed Danish schooner Rolf and allowed her to proceed (armed guard aboard).

1.15 pm: Proceeded N3E. Increased to 55 revolutions.

Zig-Zag Throughout.

6.0 pm: Altered course 16 points to starboard (S3W).

9.45 pm: Altered course S49W, ceased Zig-Zag.

11.0 pm: Reduced to 47 revolutions.


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22 March 1917

Place

At Sea

Position at Noon: Lat 59.53, Long -10.06

4 on sick list

5.0 am: Increased to 52 revolutions and commenced Zig-Zag.

7.0 am: Ceased Zig-Zag.

7.30 am: Altered course S41E.

8.0 am: Altered course N49E: 8.30 am: Altered course N41W.

9.0 am: Sighted vessel: N65W.

Closed, allowed to proceed s/s Ministre de Massyer, flying flag of day.

9.40 am: Challenged H.M.S. Hilary.

9.55 am: Stop Closed Hilary's boat.

10.5 am: Boat returned with 2 Marines.

10.10 am: Proceeded course East, 55 revolutions.

12.25 pm: Sighted S/S: SE 1/2E Altered course to intercept her Increased to 60 revolutions. Lat 59 43 N, Long 10 25 W. Boarded and sent into Kirkwall with Armed Guard. Norwegian S/V Margarita.

2.20 pm: Boat returned and hoisted.

2.25 pm: Proceeded N82E, 65 revolutions and commenced Zig-Zag.

5.50 pm: Challenged H.M.S. Changuinola.

6.15 pm: Sent mail to same.

6.20 am: Proceeded N20W. 55 revolutions.

8.0 pm: Reduced to 50 revolutions and ceased Zig-Zag.

9.34 pm: Altered course N22W.

10.47 pm: Altered course N24W.


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23 March 1917

At Sea

Position at Noon: Lat 59.71, Long -10.63

3 on sick list

12.35 am: Altered course N20W.

2.30 am: Altered course S25W and reduced to 48 revolutions.

5.30 am: Increased to 53 revolutions and commenced Zig-Zag.

5.45 am: Challenged H.M.S. Arlanza.

6.0 am: Altered course S20W.

6.15 am: Signalled H.M.S. Arlanza.

9.45 to 10.40 am: Exercised Action. One inch Aiming.

10.40 am: Resumed Course S23W.

11.0 am: Altered course 16 points to starboard (N23E) and commenced Zig-Zag.

Noon: Altered course N85W.

1.15 pm: Altered course N30E. Increased to 60 revolutions.

1.25 pm: Increased to 65 revolutions.

1.35 pm: Altered course N70W and ceased Zig-Zag.

3.25 pm: Altered course S33W; 75 revolutions.

4.10 pm: Challenged HMS Avenger Altered course S70W.

4.40 pm: Reduced to 50 revolutions.

4.45 pm: Stop at Rendezvous. Lowered boat with Commodore and Secretary.

4.56 pm: Picked up Avenger's boat with 4 Midshipmen joining ship, two Armed Guard Officers and mails.

6.46 pm: Avengers boat returned

7.0 pm: Picked up own boat. Proceeded N23E. 55 revolutions.

8.30 am: Altered course N20E. Reduced to 50 revolutions. Ceased Zig-Zag.

11.15 pm: Altered course N18E.


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24 March 1917

At Sea

Position at Noon: Lat 60.01, Long -12.26

4 on sick list

2.30 am: Altered course S23W.

3.0 am: Altered course S26W.

6.0 am: Increased to 55 revolutions and commenced Zig-Zag.

7.0 am: Altered course N82W.

7.30 am: Altered course S8W.

10.10 am: Challenged H.M.S. Arlanza.

10.40 pm: Stop lowered boat with two Armed Guards and one Midshipman for same.

11.12 am: Boat returned and hoisted.

11.20 am: Proceeded N82W: 55 revolutions.

12.40 pm: Sighted S/V ahead.

1.15 pm: Stop both2.5 pm: Lowered boat.

2.26 pm: Boat returned to rough to board Norwegian Barque Thekla. Lat 60 2 N Long 12 20 W. Stood by waiting for instructions. Engines and helm as requisite.

3.27 and 3.30 pm: Fired blank charge for same to heave to.

5.20 pm: Challenged H.M.S. Changuinola.

6.40 pm: Boarded and sent into Kirkwall with armed guard Norwegian Barque Thekla.

7.0 pm: Boat returned and hoisted. Proceeded N87W. 50 revolutions.


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25 March 1917

At Sea

Position at Noon: Lat 59.73, Long -14.36

4 on sick list

2.0 am: Altered course 16 points to Starboard (S82E) and reduced to 45 revolutions.

6.0 am: Altered course 16 points to N82W and commenced Zig-Zag. Increased to 55 revolutions.

7.30 am: Altered course N80W.

8.50 am: Altered course N78W.

10.0 am: Divisions and Commodore's Inspection.

10.15 am: Divine Service.

11.0 am: Altered course N77W.

Noon: Altered course N74W.

1.0 pm: Reduced to 50 revolutions and ceased Zig-Zag.

1.10 pm: Altered course N60W.

3.30 pm: Commenced Zig-Zag. Increased to 55 revolutions.

4.5 pm: Altered course to intercept sailing vessel.

5.10 pm: Stop. Boarded and sent into Kirkwall with Armed Guard Norwegian barque Sarsfos (Midshipman Campbell officer of Armed Guard).

5.50 pm: Boat returned and hoisted.

5.55 pm: Proceeded N53E. 55 revolutions.

8.40 pm: Altered course N37W. 50 revolutions. Ceased Zig-Zag.

9.0 pm: Altered course S56W. Reduced to 48 revolutions.

10.0 pm: Altered course S25W. 53 revolutions.


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26 March 1917

From Patrol to Liverpool

Position at Noon: Lat 57.66, Long -12.50

4 on sick list

2.0 am: Altered course S33E. Increased to 55 revolutions.

5.0 am: Increased to 60 revolutions and commenced Zig-Zag.

8.30 am: Altered course S35E.

1.0 pm: Altered course S30E.

11.0 pm: Altered course N30W 55 revolutions.

Midnight: Altered course S30E.


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27 March 1917

From Patrol to Liverpool

Position at Noon: Lat 55.96, Long -7.93

4 on sick list

1.0 am: Altered course N30W.

2.0 am: Altered course N68W.

4.50 am: Increased to 60 revolutions.

5.30 am: Increased to 80 revolutions. Altered course S68E.

9.0 am: Altered course S37E.

11.0 am: Altered course S35E.

12.15 pm: Sighted land on starboard bow: S by W.

1.30 pm: Altered course S6E.

3.0 pm: Altered course S49E.

Visited: Rather Sound

4.40 pm: Entered Rathlin Sound.

5.0 pm: Reduced to 70 revolutions.

5.18 pm: Altacarry Light: N19W.

5.20 pm: Altered course S19E.

7.10 pm: Maidens Head: abeam 2 miles.

8.28 pm: Reduced to 65 revolutions.

8.30 pm: Mew Island: abeam. Altered course S6W.

9.23 pm: Altered course S25W.

9.57 pm: Rock Light: abeam. Distant 4 miles.

10.15 pm: Altered course S28W and reduced to 68 revolutions.

11.20 pm: Chicken Rock: abeam.


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28 March 1917

From Patrol to Liverpool.

Belfast Lough

Lat 54.7, Long -5.6

3 on sick list

2.0 am: Altered course N68E. Increased to 70 revolutions.

3.40 am: Turned to Course N68E. Skerries Light: S29E.

5.20 am: Altered course N26E and commenced Zig-Zag.

8.8 am: Altered course N15E.

11.5 am: Mew Island: abeam. Altered course N86W.

11.45 am: Stop both. Let go port anchor 2 shackles in 6 fathoms.

1.28 pm: Challenged stranger Reply Correct. H.M.S. Thorn

1.40 pm: Cable Starboard shifted anchorage to clear line of fire from Grey Point Battery.

1.55 pm: Anchored weighed, removed to new berth.

2.8 pm: Let go port anchor 3 shackles 7 fathoms water.


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29 March 1917

Belfast Lough

Lat 54.7, Long -5.6

3 on sick list

9.0 am: H.M.S. Virginian arrived anchored NW 2 1/2 Cables.

1.17 pm: H.M.S. Andes arrived bearing W 1/2 S. 3 cables.

2.30 pm: Anchor up. Proceeded to sea 80 revolutions.

3.20 pm: Set Course South. Commenced Zig-Zag.

4.0 pm: Skulmartin Light Vessel: abeam. Distant 1 1/2 miles.

6.10 pm: Altered course S26E. Chickens Light House: East 9 miles.

7.52 pm: Altered course S73E.

8.5 pm: Skerries and Stack: in line S45W. Ormes Head: S28E.

8.13 pm: Lynas: abeam.

8.40 pm: Altered course N73W. Switched on Dim Navigation lights.

9.22 pm: Altered course N25W.

11.15 pm: Chicken Rock: East. Altered course N7E.

Midnight: Dundrum Head: abeam.


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30 March 1917

Greenoch

Lat 55.97, Long -4.8

3 on sick list

1.7 am: Reduced to 75 revolutions.

1.31 am: Skulmartin: abeam. Altered course N10E.

2.11 am: Mew Island: abeam, distant 6.6 miles.

2.45 am: Black Head: abeam, distant 8 miles.

3.40 am: Maidens Light: abeam, distant 12 miles.

4.0 am: Altered course N72E.

5.40 am: Ailsa Craig: abeam.

7.20 am: Slow both.

7.25 am: Passed through boom defence gate.

7.45 am: Pilot boarded.

8.0 am: Stop.

8.10 am: Let go starboard anchor 3 shackles, 11 fathoms water.

12.45 pm: Challenged H.M.S. Moldavia. Reply Correct

12.50 pm: Moldavia anchored.

2.20 pm: Moldavia proceeded up Clyde

3.20 pm: H.M.S. Platypus anchored.

3.45 pm: H.M.S. P.35 anchored.


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31 March 1917

Greenoch

Lat 55.97, Long -4.8

3 on sick list

5.30 pm: One rating joined ship from H.M.S. Eagle Liverpool,

11.15 pm: One Armed Guard returned on board.


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LOGS FOR APRIL 1917


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1 April 1917

Greenoch N.B.

Lat 55.97, Long -4.8

5 on sick list

2.30 am: Columbella anchored.

6.0 am: Anchor lights in at Sun rise.

10.20 am: Divine Service.

12.45 pm: Columbella hove up.

12.45 pm: Virginian hove up

1.17 pm: Anchor up.

1.45 pm: Cleared boom. Set course S30W. 70 revolutions.

2.40 pm: Altered course S26W.

5.30 pm: Altered course S7W, 75 revolutions, 22 degrees Zig-Zag.

7.28 pm: Mull of Gulvay: abeam 14 miles

8.12 pm: South Rock: abeam.

8.45 pm: St. Johns Point: S83E. Chicken Rock: S68E. Mull of Galloway: N45E.

10.0 pm: Chicken Rock: East (true). Altered course S24E.

10.22 pm: Lang Ness Cape: N70E. Chicken Rock: N48E.

10.35 pm: Lang Ness: abeam.

Midnight: Skerries: S35W. Altered course S71E.


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2 April 1917

From Greenoch N.B. to Liverpool

Liverpool, Alexandra Dock

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

5 on sick list

12.30 am: Altered course S65E. 22 degrees Zig-Zag.

1.30 am: Altered course S71E.

3.0 am: Reduced to 50 revolutions.

3.5 am: Altered course S13E.

3.37 am: Bar: abeam.

4.10 am: Pilot on board.

5.10 am: Let go anchor off North Brighton Tower.

6.18 am: Anchor up and tugs made fast.

7.15 am: Entered locks.

7.50 am: Made fast in locks.

9.35 am: Started from locks.

10.15 am: Passed through Brocklebank Dock.

11.2 am: Made fast alongside "Alexandra Dock". Finished with Engines.

11.10 am: Captain England R.N. joined ship.

1.30 pm: Hands mustered for payment.

2.0 pm: Landed liberty Men of Starboard Watch (long leave).

4.0 pm: Admiral Morgan-Singer and Staff came on board. Admiral inspected ship.

8.0 pm: Sun set. Struck Commodore's Pennant.


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3 April 1917

Liverpool, Alexandra Dock

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

2 on sick list

9.0 am: Hoisted Rear Admiral Flag.

5 Marines discharged to headquarters. 7 Seamen discharged to depot. 1 Carpenter discharged ashore.

Noon: Hands to Dinner.

1.0 pm: Hands employed Painting and Refitting and Getting in Stores.

4.30 pm: Hands to tea.5.15 pm: Duty part employed getting in stores and provisions.

7.0 pm: Hands to Supper.

7.40 am: Stand by Hammocks.


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4 April 1917

Alexandra Dock, Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

1 on sick list

7.0 am: Hands employed in refitting, painting and as requisite.

8.0 am: Hands to Breakfast.

8.40 am: Hands employed in getting in stores and provisions.

Shore labour coaling ship.

Noon: Hands to Dinner.

1.0 pm: Hands employed getting in stores, refitting and painting.

7.0 pm: Shore labour coaling ship.


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5 April 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

1 on sick list

2.5 am: Small fire in No.1 hold.

8.0 am: Hands employed in getting in stores.

Shore labour coaling ship.

1.0 pm: 1 Plumber, 1 Greaser and 7 Trimmers joined ship from H.M.S. Eagle.

Hands employed getting in stores. Shore labour coaling ship.

9.0 pm: Finished coaling ship.


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6 April 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

1 on sick list

2.20 am: 7 Ratings Joined ship from R.N. Camp Hasler

am and pm: Hands employed getting in stores.


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7 April 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

1 on sick list

5.0 pm: Discharged one man to hospital.


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8 April 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

0 on sick list

6.30 am: Hands called.

7.0 am: Hands fall in clear up decks.

9.20 am: Church parties fell in.

11.20 am: R.C's and Church of England returned.


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9 April 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

0 on sick list

2.0 pm: Wireless broke down.

2.30 pm: 1 Fireman joined ship



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10 April 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

0 on sick list

9.15 am: 5 Marines joined ship

10.15 am: 6 Marines and 1 Rating joined ship for passage.

8.45 pm: 1 Ratings joined ship from Eagle.


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11 April 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

3 on sick list

7.0 am: Hands fell in. Employed as requisite.

8.0 am: Hands to Breakfast.

9.0 am: Hands employed in cleaning ship and as requisite. Fresh water taken in.

Noon: Hands to dinner. 4 Ratings returned from Hospital.

1.0 pm: Hands employed taking in provisions.

2.30 pm: Finished taking in Fresh Water,

4.30 pm: 1 Boatswain, 2 Greasers, 7 Firemen, 1 Trimmer joined ship from H.M.S. Eagle.

5.15 pm: Admiral came on board. Watch employed getting in stores.

11.30 Pilot on board.

11.40 pm: Started to single up fore and aft, 4 tugs in attendance.

Midnight: Let go and proceeded down docks.


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12 April 1917

From Liverpool to Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 54.51, Long -4.08

5 on sick list

1.45 am: Moored in Canada Docks. Clocks put to G.M.T.

1.25 am: Let go.

1.30 am: Cleared locks.

1.55 am: Let go Port anchor 60 fathoms.

3.0 am: Vessel swung to ebb tide.

6.0 am: Anchor away. Turned under port helm. Course and speed as required.

6.53 am: Formby light ship: abeam. Dropped Pilot.

7.24 am: Set Course North (true) 85 revolutions.

8.10 am: Altered course N9W.

10.2 am: Sighted Selkers Lightvessel: N42E.

10.45 am: St. Bees Lighthouse: N39E. Selkers Lightvessel: S61E.

11.20 am: Challenged Arlanza.

11.42 am: Altered course N71W, 22 degrees Zig-Zag.

2.1 pm: Mull of Galloway: abeam 7 miles

3.35 pm: Copeland Light: abeam 7.5 miles. Black Head: N53E. Copeland Isle: S89W.

4.0 pm: Altered course N25W. Evening Quarters.

4.5 pm: Exercised action.

4.20 pm: Secure. Maidens Buoy: abeam. Altered course N19W.

5.20 pm: Altered course N25W.

5.35 pm: Entered Rathlin Sound

6.10 pm: Altered course N49W.

7.45 pm: Altered course N8W.

8.50 pm: Altered course N39W.


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13 April 1917

From Liverpool to Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 57.63, Long -12.26

8 on sick list

3.40 am: Commenced 22 degrees Zig-Zag.

6.0 am: Reduced to 75 revolutions and started 45 degrees Zig-Zag.

9.0 am: Reduced to 65 revolutions.

11.0 am: Altered course N23E. Hands employed as requisite.

Noon: Hands to Dinner.

1.0 pm: Altered course N45E, increased to 80 revolutions. 22 degrees Zig-Zag every 10 minutes.

2.25 pm: Stopped and dispatched boat to examine French fishing Ketch Emile bound from Dunkirk to Iceland.

3.4 pm: Boat returned. Set Course N47E, 65 revolutions, 33 degrees Zig-Zag every 10 minutes.

4.30 pm: Commenced 22 degrees Zig-Zag.

5.0 pm: Altered course N45E.

6.0 pm: Prepared for night defence. Altered course N22E, increased to 70 revolutions and 33 degrees Zig-Zag.

6.30 pm: Altered course N67W.

7.7 pm: Reduced to 65 revolutions.

8.0 pm: Altered course N44W.

9.18 pm: Altered course N2E. Straight Course 58 revolutions.


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14 April 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 60.20, Long -14.58

4 on sick list

3.40 am: Reduced to 50 revolutions.

7.35 am: Altered course N7E.

9.0 am: Altered course N60W, increased to 60 revolutions.

9.20 am: Hove to ships head to N15E to secure guns.

10.15 am: Proceeded 11 points. Altered course N25W.

11.30 am: Hove to ship head N30E to secure fore May Tarpaulin.

11.40 am: Proceeded.

11.45 am: Increased to 70 revolutions.

12.18 pm: Altered course N10W. Challenged Almanzora.

12.32 pm: Altered course N30W

1.5 pm: Sighted vessel. N10E. Altered course North. Reduced 60 revolutions.

2.25 pm: Stopped engines.

2.35 pm: N65W. 65 revolutions.

3.10 pm: Commenced 33 degrees Zig-Zag.

10.0 pm: Reduced to 50 revolutions and steered straight course.


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15 April 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 60.30, Long -11.00

4 on sick list

1.25 am: Altered course S56W. Sighted vessel turned searchlight on horizon bearing SW.

2.0 am: Steered S34E.

3.30 am: Started 33 degrees Zig-Zag.

8.30 am: Altered course N22E and increased to 60 revolutions.

10.10 am: Divine Service.

Noon: Shipping occasional seas forward.

1.0 pm: Altered course N26E.

2.55 pm: Sighted Alsatian: N30E.

3.20 pm: Altered course North.

3.25 pm: Altered course N35E.

3.30 pm: S80E.

3.35 pm: Various courses.

3.52 pm: Stop Both Engines as requisite.

3.56 pm: Dropped boat and proceeded S20E.

4.4 pm: Altered course South.

4.10 pm: Steered West, 33 degrees Zig-Zag.

5.0 pm: Commenced 22 degrees Zig-Zag.

5.8 pm: Altered course North.

6.25 pm: Stopped engines to pick up boat.

6.35 pm: N52E. 3 point Zig-Zag. 13 knots.

7.0 pm: Started 4 Zig-Zag. 55 revolutions.

9.30 pm: Steered straight course and reduced to 45 revolutions.

10.0 Altered course N38E. Occasional squalls of rain.


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16 April 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 63.56, Long -10.63

4 on sick list

4.0 am: Increased to 55 revolutions. 3 point Zig-Zag.

7.0 am: Altered course S85E.

7.20 am: Increased to 70 revolutions and commenced 22 degrees Zig-Zag.

8.20 am: Altered course N47E.

Ship: Met: Norwegian SS "Hercules"

Ship: Met: "Otway"

Ship: Met: trawler

Ship: Met: HMS Armadale Castle

8.35 Altered course S35E to intercept Norwegian S.S. Hercules.

8.50 am: S25E.

9.0 am: Stopped to lower Boat.

9.35 am: Stopped to pick up Boat.

9.40 am: Got under way.

10.0 am: Altered course N7W. Challenged Otway

10.05 am: Stopped for Otway's boats.

11.0 am: Altered course N71W.

11.0 am: 65 revolutions, 22 degrees Zig-Zag.

2.45 pm: Altered course S70W to intercept Trawler.

3.0 pm: Lowered Boat.

3.20 pm: Boat returned.

3.25 pm: Set Course N65W.

4.30 pm: Challenged H.M.S. Armadale Castle right ahead.

5.5 pm: Stopped Armadale Castle's boat alongside.

5.30 pm: Boat shoved off. Set Course S21W, 65 revolutions, 3 point Zig-Zag.

7.2 pm: Altered course N79E and reduced to 55 revolutions, same Zig-Zag.


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17 April 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 62.73, Long -10.75

5 on sick list

5.50 am: Challenged H.M.S. Armadale Castle.

6.0 am: Altered course 16 points to Starboard (S79W).

Noon: Altered course S70W allowing 2 degrees Leeway, 60 revolutions.

1.20 pm: Sighted ship bearing NW, Course 135.

1.30 pm: Altered course S40W.

1.35 pm: Altered course S25W.

1.40 pm: Altered course S7E.

1.50 pm: Altered course S46E, stopped, boat lowered and boarded Norwegian S.S. Regia Kristiania flying Belgian Relief flag. Lat 52 35 N, Long 11 5 W.

2.35 Stopped, picked up boat and proceeded 55 revolutions.

2.50 pm: Dropped boat again.

3.10 pm: Stopped.

3.20 pm: Picked up boat, proceeded 55 revolutions.

3.30 pm: S79W.

4.0 pm: S76E. Zig-Zag. 65 revolutions.

4.30 pm: S76E 50 revolutions. Straight course.

7.25 pm: Unlashed mines.

7.30 pm: Turned vessel round to course N79E, 33 degrees Zig-Zag every 10 Minutes.

9.0 pm: Reduced to 50 revolutions straight course.


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18 April 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 62.55, Long -11.16

2 on sick list

4.0 am: Increased to 55 revolutions and commenced 33 degrees Zig-Zag.

6.0 am: Altered course S79W.

7.0 am: Altered course S81W (2 degrees leeway).

9.0 am: Altered course S79W. Zig-Zag. Hands employed cleaning ship. Daymen working as required.

10.0 am: Boys at school and seamanship, White Watch at loader. Marines at signals.

Noon: Clear and Cloudy weather.

12.35 pm: Altered course S39W, 33 degrees Zig-Zag.

1.30 pm: Altered course S6W to intercept S/S Silkeborg.

1.55 pm: Stopped and lowered boat.

2.40 pm: Boat returned and hoisted.

2.50 pm: Steering S12W straight.

5.0 pm: Commenced 22 degrees Zig-Zag.

6.0 pm: Hands prepared for night defence. Turned about (16 points).

7.0 pm: Altered course N79E. Reduced to 50 revolutions and stopped Zig-Zagging.

11.24 pm: Altered course N79E.

11.30 pm: Sighted vessel bearing N30E (aprox 90 degrees). Altered course N50E.

11.35 pm: Altered course S72E.

11.55 pm: Increased 60 revolutions. Altered course East.


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19 April 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 62.15, Long -9.66

3 on sick list

12.22 am: Slow ahead 50 revolutions. Called up S/S Edga Norwegian.

12.25 am: Stopped engines.

1.0 am: Half ahead.

1.4 am: S53W 50 revolutions. Bearing of S/S Egda S25E.

1.18 Sighted GY 1144 (Steam Trawler Swallow from Grimsby), GY 918 (Steam Trawler Cancer from Grimsby) and Norwegian S/S Laudrara.

1.35 am: SSE 50 revolutions.

2.15 am: Altered course North 30 revolutions.

2.37 am: E1/4N.

2.45 am: ESE.

3.4 am: SE.

4.20 am: Altered course West to intercept steamer.

5.0 am: Lowered boat and boarded Norwegian S/S Edga.

5.30 am: Boat returned and hoisted.

5.50 am: Boarded S/S Laudrara Norwegian.

6.20 am: Boat returned and hoisted.

6.28 am: Set course N79E, 55 revolutions, 33 degrees Zig-Zag.

7.30 am: Altered course 16 points to starboard (S79W)

8.10 am: Altered course S81W (2 degrees for leeway).

Noon: Hands to dinner.

12.10 pm: Altered course West.

1.0 pm: Sighted steamer bearing North Course 80 degrees.

1.10 pm: Altered course S22E.

1.20 pm: Altered course N45E.

1.23 pm: Increased to 65 revolutions.

1.34 Altered course N6E.

1.58 pm: Altered course N37E.

2.0 pm: Various courses. Exercised guns crews.

2.24 pm: Stopped and lowered boat.

2.26 pm: Reduced 50 revolutions.

2.30 pm: Boarded Dutch S/S Oosteadyh New York for Rotterdam Via Halifax.

2.52 pm: Hoisted boat.

2.54 pm: Proceeded.

3.0 pm: Steadied S88W.

4.0 pm: Slow both to secure guns and remove H.E. shells.

4.15 pm: Half ahead.

4.50 pm: Reduced to 50 revolutions.

5.20 pm: Commenced 22 degrees Zig-Zag.

5.45 pm: Reduced to 45 revolutions.

6.0 pm: Hands prepared for night defence. Reduced to 40 revolutions straight course.

6.30 pm: Altered course S87W.

6.50 pm: Altered course N85E 35 revolutions.

9.0 pm: Altered course 16 points to Starboard (N79E) 45 revolutions.


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20 April 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 62.41, Long -9.83

3 on sick list

3.0 am: Increased to 50 revolutions and commenced 22 degrees Zig-Zag.

4.15 am: Sighted ship on horizon.

4.16 am: Altered course S53E.

4.40 am: Increased 50 revolutions.

4.55 am: Altered course S60E.

5.15 am: Altered course S70E.

5.20 am: Altered course S65E.

5.28 am: Altered course S68E.

5.35 am: Intercepted Danish S/S Lexa Maersk. Lat 62 31 N 8 35 W. Course 85, correct flag of day.

5.35 am: Increased 65 revolutions.

5.40 am: Altered course S50E.

5.47 am: Reduced 55 revolutions. Altered course S43E.

5.50 am: Allowed vessel to proceed. Altered course N23W 33 degrees Zig-Zag.

7.0 am: Altered course S79W.

9.0 am: Altered course S24W 22 degrees Zig-Zag to intercept Danish ship Shaudeborg.

9.21 am: Increased 65 revolutions.

10.0 am: General Quarters. Stopped and lowered boat.

10.20 am: Boat returned, steered S82W, 33 degrees Zig-Zag.

11.10 am: Altered course N45W to intercept British trawler St Lucia Hall No 437.

Noon: Stopped and boarded trawler, heavy swell.

12.30 pm: Boat returned. Set Course S76W; 33 degrees Zig-Zag.

3.40 pm: Altered course S10W to intercept sailing ship.

3.55 pm: Altered course S25W.

4.0 pm: Increased to 65 revolutions.

4.20 pm: Altered course S20W.

4.50 pm: Stopped dispatched boat to examine ship S/V Svanen bound from Baltimore to Aarhus with maize, sent in to Stornoway with armed guard Midshipman Campbell R.N.R.

5.20 pm: Boat returned. Set Course N82W, 55 revolutions, 33 degrees Zig-Zag.

7.20 pm: Altered course N79E.

11.30 pm: Reduced to 50 revolutions, steered straight course.

11.40 pm: Sighted vessel: N5E.

11.45 pm: Altered course N.

Midnight: Altered course N23W.


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21 April 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 65.76, Long -8.75

5 on sick list

Midnight: Altered course NNW.

12.20 am: 65 revolutions. Altered course N45W.

12.45 am: Altered course WNW.

1.32 am: Stopped and boarded Belgian relief steamer Leopold II.

2.15 am: Boat returned. Set Course S83E, 33 degrees Zig-Zag.

3.10 am: Altered course S17E.

3.45 am: Stopped and lowered boat, boarded Belgian relief steamer Liege.

4.15 am: Boat returned and hoisted.

4.20 am: Steered on Course East, 55 revolutions, 33 degrees Zig-Zag.

5.45 am: Altered course to intercept steamer.

6.50 am: Sighted land: SE.

7.35 am: Increased to 65 revolutions, 22 degrees Zig-Zag.

8.30 am: Altered course West. Reduced to 60 revolutions. 3 point Zig-Zag.

9.5 am: Altered course N5W to intercept S/S Loestdyjk from Halifax to Rotterdam allowed to proceed.

10.10 am: Set Course S79W, 60 revolutions.

11.30 am: Set course N85E, increased to 65 revolutions. 33 degrees Zig-Zag.

12.25 pm: Altered course N42E.

12.30 pm: Increased to 75 revolutions to intercept a Barque.

12.35 pm: East Extreme Faroe: S33E

1.5 pm: Altered course N35W.

1.10 pm: Commenced 22 degrees Zig-Zag every 5 minutes.

1.22 pm: Various courses. Signalled Norwegian Barque Skowsaer with armed guard on board Lat 63 7 N, 9 6 W.

1.40 pm: Proceeded S79E 22 degrees Zig-Zag.

4.0 pm: Extreme Faroe: S8W.

6.40 pm: Altered course to West. Reduced 65 revolutions.

7.0 pm: Commenced 33 degrees Zig-Zag.

8.0 pm: Stopped to pick up Alsatian's boat. Vice Admiral Lupper visited ship.

9.0 pm: Rounds. Stopped and lowered boat.

9.10 pm: Set Course N35W 55 revolutions.


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22 April 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 63.51, Long -11.60

6 on sick list

3.0 am: Increased to 60 revolutions and commenced 2 point Zig-Zag.

3.30 am: Foggy reduced to 55 steered straight course.

4.40 am: Increased to 60 revolutions and started 22 degrees Zig-Zag, 10 minutes.

6.0 am: Altered course S79W, 33 degrees Zig-Zag, reduced to 55 revolutions.

7.30 am: Fresh winds haze hanging over horizon.

10.30 am: Divine Service.

12.30 pm: Reduced to 22 degrees Zig-Zag.

3.30 pm: Wind and sea increasing.

5.10 pm: Altered course to intercept Trawler Rollo GY 647 had flag of day.

5.14 pm: Returned to course.

6.10 pm: Altered course to intercept French topsail schooner Aegton allowed to proceed.

6.45 pm: Altered course N80E, 33 degrees Zig-Zag.

11.30 pm: Reduced to 45 revolutions and steered straight course.


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23 April 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 63.56, Long -11.75

6 on sick list

2.30 am: Started 3 point Zig-Zag, increased to 55 revolutions.

5.30 am: Altered course 16 points to starboard S80W, 22 degrees Zig-Zag.

6.30 am: Reduced to 50 revolutions.10.0 am: Firemen at squad drill. Red Watch gun's crew at the loader. Boys at school and seamanship.

10.15 am: Reduced to 45 revolutions, straight course.

10.45 am: Reduced to 40 revolutions.

Noon: Altered course S83W.

12.30 pm: On April 11th 1917 Acting Lieutenant Manchester R.N.R. did remain absent without leave for nine and a quarter hours, thereby missing the ship. A. Manchester

1.0 pm: Altered course N87W.

3.0 pm: Ship pitching heavily to high head sea and shipping occasional spray.

5.45 pm: Altered course N84W.

5.55 pm: Sighted ship bearing N70W.

6.15 pm: Altered course S86W.

6.22 pm: Increased to 50 revolutions.

6.30 pm: Altered course S76W.

6.37 pm: Intercepted British trawler Yorich H 49 of Hull allowed to proceed. Position: 63 20N 12 5W.

8.15 pm: Altered course N87W.

9.0 pm: Turned ship round to course N80E, started 33 degrees Zig-Zag. A2 and B2 turned outboard.

10.30 pm: Squally with frequent showers of rain. Clear and cloudy.

Midnight: Mines unlashed at fire.


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24 April 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 63.50, Long -11.25

6 on sick list

1.35 am: Altered course S8E to intercept two vessels.

1.45 am: Altered course S58W.

1.50 am: S65W 60 revolutions.

2.0 am: Altered course N50W, examined British trawler Commander Holbrook 98 and Amber.

2.0 am: Returned to N80E. 45 revolutions, straight course.

3.30 am: Increased to 55 revolutions, 33 degrees Zig-Zag.

5.0 am: Sighted H.M.S. Avenger steering NW bearing SE Challenge and Reply.

6.0 am: Altered course S80W, 3 point Zig-Zag.

9.30 am: Altered course S83W.

10.0 am: General Quarters dropped target.

11.0 am: Picked up target. Set on S83W.

11/40 am: Altered course S35W, 65 revolutions to intercept ship.

12.15 pm: Altered course N89W, 60 revolutions, 2 point Zig-Zag.

4.0 pm: Altered course N87W

5.28 pm: Stopped and lowered boat to board British ship King Lear.

5.30 pm: Boat returned steered N80E 33 degrees Zig-Zag, 55 revolutions.

7.50 pm: Stopped sent boat with signals to King Lear. Clear weather.

8.15 pm: Boat hoisted and proceeded S80W 55 revolutions 22 degrees Zig-Zag.

8.30 pm: Altered course 16 points to Starboard (N80E).


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25 April 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 65.16, Long -10.66

6 on sick list

4.0 am: Altered course S32E 2 point Zig-Zag.

7.0 am: Altered course S80W.

9.25 am: Sighted Trawler. Altered course NW.

9.30 am: Altered course N40W.

9.40 am: Altered course N30W.

9.45 am: Various.

9.50 am: Stop

9.52 am: Lowered boat.

10.20 am: Boat returned.

10.24 am: Set Course S77W Trawler course 112 degrees British H706 Lengh.

10.45 am: Sighted ship. Altered course S5E.

10.57 am: Altered course S15E.

11.12 am: Altered course S10E.

11.24 am: Altered course S30E.

11.35 am: Various.

11.40 am: Stop and lowered boat and boarded Valerie (GY818)

11.58 am: Boat returned.

Noon: Set course S85W and proceeded.

12.8 pm: Altered course N35W.

4.0 pm: Altered course N65W 22 degrees Zig-Zag.


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26 April 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 63.06 , Long -10.08

3 on sick list

6.0 am: Altered course N65W increased to 55 revolutions.

7.15 am: Reduced to 50 revolutions and steered straight course.

9.0 am: Reduced to 45 revolutions.

10.0 am: Marines to Infantry and signal instruction. Boys to school and seamanship. Firemen at squad drill.

10.25 am: Altered course S25W.

10.40 am: Altered course S43W.

11.48 am: Altered course N45W to intercept barque Yuba.

Heavy sea, clear

12.20 pm: Altered course S72E.

12.30 pm: Various courses. Signalled to Barque to heave to.

3.40 pm: Rendezvous two armed trawlers.

4.10 pm: Increased to 65 revolutions S85E.

4.30 pm: Altered course N80E.

5.30 pm: Stop.

5.35 pm: Boat away to board the Barque Yuba.

7.5 pm: Boat returned.

7.10 pm: Altered course N61W 55 revolutions.


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27 April 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 63.33, Long -11.55

6 on sick list

1.30 am: Zig-Zag Throughout. Pole star 1h 56m 48s, Alt 62 deg. 49min.

6.0 am: Turned ship round to course N65W 22 degrees Zig-Zag.

10.12 am: Signalled H.M.S. Avenger.

2.0 pm: Continuous light rain throughout watch

6.45 pm: Challenged H.M.S. Patuca bearing S80E

7.5 pm: Sighted H.M.S. Orcoma

7.50 pm: Stopped and dispatched boat to H.M.S. Orcoma.

8.15 pm: Stopped.

8.17 pm: Boat returned and hoisted.

8.24 pm: Steadied on course N87E 22 degrees Zig-Zag.

Ship: Sighted: HMS Avenger

Ship: Sighted: HMS Patuca: S80E


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28 April 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 63.20, Long -12.38

5 on sick list

12.50 am: Allowed 3 degrees leeway.

3.0 am: Cloudy and clear. 22 degrees Zig-Zag throughout.

6.0 am: Altered course 16 points to port (S19W) 60 revolutions. Took cast no bottom 130 fathoms 270 fathoms wire.

10.0 am: Reduced to 58 revolutions. Guns crews exercised.

Noon: Dinner. 2 point Zig-Zag throughout.

12.55 pm: Altered course S50W to intercept two trawlers.

1.25 pm: Stopped and dispatched boat to GY 1024 GY 219 bound from Iceland fisheries to Grimsby allowed to proceed

1.55 pm: Boat returned.

2.0 pm: Set on S55E 40 revolutions 2 point Zig-Zag.

7.0 pm: Sighted vessel bearing S. Altered course S20W.

7.10 pm: 75 revolutions.

7.12 pm: Altered course S40W.

7.27 pm: Altered course S50W.

7.35 pm: Altered course S40W.

7.40 pm: Various. Signalled Norwegian S/V Sandrigen,. Course 270.

7.50 pm: Reduced 60 revolutions.

7.55 pm: Proceeded on N77E.

9.20 pm: Altered course North.

10.10 pm: Altered course N60W.

10.30 pm: Altered course N45W.

10.35 pm: Altered course N20W.

11.7 pm: Altered course N35W.

11.55 pm: Passed Grimsby trawlers GY 734 GY 42.

Midnight: N44E 55 revolutions steered straight course.


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29 April 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 64.20, Long -12.00

7 on sick list

3.0 am: Increased to 60 revolutions 3 point Zig-Zag.

7.0 am: Altered course N45W 2 point Zig-Zag.

10.20 am: Divine Service.

1.0 pm: Altered course S47E 2 degrees leeway.

3.20 pm: Altered course S45E.

11.0 pm: Altered course S43E.


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30 April 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 62.75, Long -4.33

7 on sick list

4.45 am: Sighted land bearing S20W (comp).

7.30 am: Altered course S46E.

9.50 am: Sighted S/S: S10E 260 deg.

10.0 am: Altered course S16E.

10.2 am: Increased 60 revolutions.

10.4 am: Altered course S40E 2 point Zig-Zag.

10.30 am: Altered course S55W.

10.40 am: Altered course S72W.

10.50 am: Altered course S60W.

10.53 am: Fired blank.

11.0 am: Altered course S66W.

11.5 am: Sighted S/S bearing S66W.

11.10 am: Sighted smoke bearing East.

11.15 am: Stop. Signalled Norwegian S/S Flora Narvik? to Iceland, flag of day, allowed to proceeded.

11.20 am: Proceeded to intercept S/S bearing East 2 point Zig-Zag 65 revolutions Course 270.

12.12 pm: Altered course N35E.

12.22 pm: Altered course N55E.

12.25 pm: Various course.

12.30 pm: Stop.

12.33 pm: Lowered boat to board Norwegian S/S Kongsfod, other ship bearing S40W.

1.10 pm: Boat returned, course S70E 22 degrees Zig-Zag 55 revolutions.

1.45 pm: Altered course S5E.

2.20 pm: 33 degrees Zig-Zag.

30. pm: 65 revolutions.

3.20 pm: Altered course S70W to intercept steamer.

4.15 pm: Altered course S80W.

4.35 pm: Altered course S57W 55 revolutions.

4.40 pm: Stopped to board Danish S/S Helmer Morch of Copenhagen.

4.55 pm: Boat returned.

5.0 pm: Altered course S12E 85 revolutions 2 point Zig-Zag.

6.0 pm: Prepared for night defence, extra lookouts placed.


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LOGS FOR MAY 1917


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1 May 1917

From Patrol, To Busta Voe

Lat 60.35, Long -1.37

6 on sick list

12.25 am: Sighted vessel bearing ESE challenged.

12.46 am: Sighted Esha: S30E.

1.0 am: Esha bearing S37E.

1.19 am: Esha bearing S48E.

11.22 am: Altered course S13E 2 point Zig-Zag.

1.56 am: Altered course S46E straight course.

2.25 am: Altered course S50E.

2.35 am: Challenged by destroyer "Silvia".

2.40 am: Altered course S68E

2.42 am: Murbie Stack: abeam.

2.44 am: Reduced to 70 revolutions.

2.47 am: 55 revolutions. Various courses.

2.50 am: Passed through boom.

2.51 am: 65 revolutions.

3.1 am: Stop. Engines, helm as requisite.

3.4 am: Let go Port anchor, 75 fathoms cable, 15 fathoms water.

6.0 am: Two colliers moored alongside.

7.30 am: Prepared for coaling. Ship head S82W.

8.0 am: Commenced. Gunners party unshipping A1 and B1 guns. Boarding boats crew as required.

9.30 am: One Armed Guard rejoined ship.

Noon: Dinner.

Stores lost by sinking by enemy submarine of Danish ship "Svanen". Pistols & accoutrements 3 sets. Rifles sword bayonet & set of marines accoutrements. From uboat.net: Svanen was stopped and sunk 30 miles WNW of Muckle Flugga on 23 April 1917 by U 60. There were 2 casualties reported.

6.0 pm: 410 tons of coal in.


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2 May 1917

Busta Voe

Lat 60.35, Long -1.37

9 on sick list

2.45 am: Changuinola anchored astern.

6.20 am: Duke of Cornwall arrived and anchored.

6.30 am: Called hands.

Hands employed coaling ship.

2.30 pm: Shifted colliers ahead.

6.0 pm: Finished coaling for the night.


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3 May 1917

Busta Voe

Lat 60.35, Long -1.37

9 on sick list

7.0 am: Hands employed coaling ship.

2.30 pm: Finished coaling. Hands employed cleaning ship.

5.0 pm: Midshipman Durrant returned with Armed Guard

6.30 pm: Sent two Armed Guards with provisions with Midshipman Causer and Midshipman Hamer aboard armed trawlers St Dennis and Cony Roi.


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4 May 1917

Busta Voe

Lat 60.35, Long -1.37

8 on sick list

10.20 am: Divisions and Divine Service.

8.43 pm: Anchor up.

8.55 pm: 50 revolutions.

9.12 pm: Increased to 70 revolutions.

8.20 pm: Increased to 80 revolutions.

9.22 pm: Altered course N55W.

9.45 pm: Muckle Light: abeam.

10.15 pm: Altered course N58W straight course.


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5 May 1917

From Busta Voe, To Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 60.86, Long -8.60

6 on sick list

1.0 am: Shipping sprays forward.

2.0 am: Commenced 2 point Zig-Zag.

6.0 am: Strong wind with rough sea, clear and cloudy weather.

8.0 am: Reduced to 75 revolutions. Hands employed cleaning ship (Saturday routing).

8.50 pm: Altered course B68W.

10.0 am: Altered course N46W.

11.40 am: Altered course West to intercept fleet of trawlers.

11.10 am: Altered course S50W.

11.25 am: Returned to course N35W.

Noon: Reduced to 70 revolutions.

3.0 pm: Sighted H.M.S. Alsatian. Altered course N57W to close her.

3.55 pm: Stopped and lowered boat. Admiral and Staff proceed aboard H.M.S. Alsatian.

6.8 pm: Boat returned.

6.10 pm: Altered course N23W.

6.30 pm: Altered course N63W 3 point Zig-Zag. 60 revolutions.

8.15 pm: Altered course N62W.

11.0 am: Altered course N84E 3 point Zig-Zag.

11.30 pm: Reduced to 55 revolutions, 2 point Zig-Zag.



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6 May 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 61.80, Long -11.56

6 on sick list

2.30 am: 2 point Zig-Zag 60 revolutions.

2.50 am: Altered course North to intercept 8 trawlers.

2.55 am: Altered course NNW.

3.5 am: Stopped and examined trawlers.

3.55 am: Set course East 3 point Zig-Zag.

6.15 am: Altered course 16 points to (Starboard) S84W 33 degrees Zig-Zag.

8.20 am: Altered course N25E to intercept steamer.

8.30 am: Increased 75 revolutions.

9.0 am: Stopped lowered boat to examine Danish motor ship "Siam" from Baltimore to Aarhus with grain, allowed to proceed.

9.40 am: Boat returned. Set Course S78W 22 degrees Zig-Zag 60 revolutions.

10.20 am: Divine Service.

1.30 pm: Commenced 3 point Zig-Zag.

Continuous rain throughout watch.

5.0 pm: Altered course N84W. Reduced to 55 revolutions, 2 point Zig-Zag.

7.0 pm: Snow showers.

8.0 pm: Reduced 50 revolutions straight course.

8.0 pm: Secured A1 and B1 guns.

9.0 am: Projectiles removed from forward deck.

Midnight: Started 22 degrees Zig-Zag. Increased to 55 revolutions.


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7 May 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 61.95, Long -10.30

6 on sick list

2.0 am: Reduced to 50 revolutions, straight course.

4.0 am: Resumed Zig-Zag. Increased 55 revolutions.

Frequent squalls and snow.

8.0 am: Altered course S60E.

8.30 am: Altered course S20E to intercept trawler.

9.30 am: Altered course N40W 55 revolutions.

9.50 am: Stopped and sent boat away to GY 718.

10.30 am: Altered course S86W 55 revolutions, 2 point Zig-Zag.

7.0 pm: Altered course N84E.

9.0 pm: Altered course S11E.

Snow showers


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8 May 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 60.83, Long -10.16

6 on sick list

3.0 am: Commenced 3 point Zig-Zag and increased to 60 revolutions.

7.0 am: Altered course 16 points to (Starboard) N11W, 3 point Zig-Zag.

10.0 am: Divisional drills. Marines paraded with arms.

10.15 am: Altered course N61E, 2 point Zig-Zag.

3.0 pm: Clear and cloudy weather, frequent snow showers.

4.30 pm: Altered course N67W, 33 degrees Zig-Zag.

7.0 pm: Altered course N23E.

9.30 pm: Altered course N10W straight to intercept S/S.

10.12 pm: Stopped and dispatched boat to examine Belgian Relief ship Dyric ? from Rotterdam to Halifax allowed to proceed.

11.0 pm: Boat returned. Set on course N23E, 55 revolutions, 2 point Zig-Zag.


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9 May 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 61.40, Long -10.00

7 on sick list

1.0 am: Altered course S25W. Exercised guns crews.

2.0 am: Increased to 60 revolutions and commenced 3 point Zig-Zag.

9.10 am: Quarters, clean guns. Turned round to N25E, 3 point Zig-Zag.

10.0 am: Boys to school and seamanship. Gunlayers .45 aiming practice.

7.15 pm: Sighted S/S bearing N10W.

7.45 pm: Altered course N50W.

8.10 pm: Altered course N25E, 80 revolutions to Intercept Norwegian S/S Skogland.

8.30 pm: Altered course S20W, 60 revolutions, 2 point Zig-Zag.

10.40 pm: S25E to intercept GY 1004.

11.10 pm: Boat returned, resumed course S20W, 55 revolutions, 2 point Zig-Zag.


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10 May 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 61.76, Long -10.66

8 on sick list

2.0 am: Increased 60 revolutions, 2 point Zig-Zag.

5.30 am: Turned round to course N5W, 33 degrees Zig-Zag.

8.30 am: Altered course N80E.

9.20 am: Altered course S85W.

9.50 am: Stop.

9.53 am: Lowered boat.

10.0 am: S22W; 40 degrees Zig-Zag. Struck R.A. Flag and hoisted in Orcoma.

11.42 am: Hoisted R.A: Flag in Orvieto.

11.50 am: Boat returned.

11.50 am: Boat hoisted. S54W 22 degrees Zig-Zag, 65 revolutions.

4.0 pm: Opened fire with rifles at cask floating past.

9.0 pm: Sighted S/S bearing West.

9.10 pm: Challenged H.M.S. Almanzora.

9.26 pm: Altered course N83W, straight course.

9.40 pm: Various courses, 55 revolutions.

9.45 pm: Stopped. Boat alongside with mails, etc.

9.58 pm: Boat pushed off.

10.5 pm: Set course S66E, 2 point Zig-Zag.


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11 May 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 60.93, Long -10.00

8 on sick list

2.0 am: Increased to 60 revolutions, commenced 3 point Zig-Zag.

10.40 am: Boys to school and seamanship. Remainder of hands as requisite.

4.0 pm: Sighted H.M.S. Patia.

4.2 pm: Altered course N60E.

4.10 pm: Various courses.

4.33 pm: Stopped.

4.43 pm: Hoisted boat.

4.44 pm: Proceeded N23E, 60 revolutions.

5.20 pm: Lowered boat.

5.33 pm: Proceeded on S66W 3 point Zig-Zag.

9.30 pm: Secured A1, B1, X1 and Y1 gins and took ammunition off deck.

10.50 pm: Reduced 55 revolutions, 2 point Zig-Zag.

Midnight: Altered course S70W, reduced to 50 revolutions straight course.


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12 May 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 61.40, Long -12.50

10 on sick list

3.30 am: Increased to 55 revolutions, 22 degrees Zig-Zag.

4.30 am: Increased to 60 revolutions and commenced 3 point Zig-Zag.

5.30 am: Altered course N9E.

8.0 am: Altered course S23W.

10.0 am: Altered course N30W.

10.20 am: Altered course North.

10.30 am: Altered course N25E.

11.0 am: Altered course N5E.

10.9 am: Altered course N15W.

11.23 am: Altered course West.

11.37 am: Altered course S24W. Reduced to 55 revolutions, 2 point Zig-Zag.

4.0 pm: Altered course S66E.

11.0 pm: Altered course N23E.

11.30 pm: Reduced to 50 revolutions straight course.


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13 May 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 60.80, Long -12.63

13 on sick list

2.30 am: Increased to 55 revolutions and commenced 2 point Zig-Zag.

3.30 am: Increased to 60 revolutions and commenced 3 point Zig-Zag.

5.5 am: Sighted H.M.S. Otway: N50W 20 miles.

7.30 am: Sighted steamer hull down bearing N15W. 3 point Zig-Zag throughout.

8.0 am: Increased to 65 revolutions 2 point Zig-Zag.

8.45 am: Altered course S66E and reduced to 60 revolutions, 3point Zig-Zag.

8.45 am: Altered course N66W.

9.0 am: Altered course N34W.

9.5 am: Altered course N20W.

10.15 am: Divine Service.

11.45 am: Altered course N25E.

12.9 pm: Challenged H.M.S. Kildonan Castle.

12.17 pm: Altered course N5W.

12.30 pm: Altered course N1W.

12.33 pm: Stopped and lowered boat to put mail on board H.M.S. Kildonan Castle.

1.0 pm: Boat returned and hoisted, set on course S66E, 33 degrees Zig-Zag. 55 revolutions.

1.50 pm: 22 degrees Zig-Zag.

4.30 pm: Increased to 60 revolutions, 3 point Zig-Zag.

9.0 pm: Altered course N23E.

11.30 pm: Reduced to 55 revolutions and started 2 point Zig-Zag.


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14 May 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 61.40, Long -12.23

10 on sick list

2.0 am: Altered course N66W, increased to 60 revolutions, 3 point Zig-Zag.

5.30 am: Altered course N64W allowing 2 degrees leeway.

7.3 am: Took off leeway, course N66W.

10.0 am: General quarters. Dropped target and carried out .45 aiming practice. 10.45 am: Secure.

10.45 am: 6 pounder firing practice (Submarine defence).

11.20 am: Picked up target.

11.40 am: Altered course N77W 33 degrees Zig-Zag.

Noon: Dinner. Clear weather

12.40 pm: Altered course S36E.

9.0 pm: Altered course N23E, 3 point Zig-Zag.

11.40 pm: Reduced to 55 revolutions, 2 point Zig-Zag.


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15 May 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 60.70, Long -10.00

6 on sick list

2.0 am: Increased to 60 revolutions, 3 point Zig-Zag.

4.0 am: Altered course S23W.

10.5 am: Boys to seamanship and school. R.N.V.R. Seamen to gunnery instruction. Firemen to squad drill.

10.6 am: After steering gear tested.

10.10 am: Depth charges tested.

Noon: Altered course S80E to intercept S/V.

Noon: Altered course N56E.

1.0 pm: Altered course N75E 2 point Zig-Zag.

1.45 pm: Altered course S80E.

1.50 pm: Stopped and dispatched boat to examine Norwegian S/V Abyssinia found all correct allowed to proceed.

2.35 pm: Boat returned, set on N43W 60 revolutions, 3 point Zig-Zag.

8.0 pm: Altered course N47W: Darkened ship.

8.30 pm: Altered course N46E.

11.44 pm: Reduced to 55 revolutions.


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16 May 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 61.56, Long -14.16

8 on sick list

2.0 am: Altered course S46E, 60 revolutions.

4.0 am: Altered course N46W.

8.15 am: Altered course N45E to intercept S/S.

8.20 am: Challenged H.M.S. Ebro.

8.25 am Altered course N46W.

9.50 am: Stopped lowered boat, Admiral and staff proceeded on board H.M.S. Ebro.

11.45 am: Admiral and staff returned on board.

11.50 am: Set a course South 60 revolutions to intercept Danish S/S.

1.5 pm: Altered course S85W.

1.40 pm: Reduced to 55 revolutions.

2.10 pm: Boat returned.

2.15 pm: Altered course S25E; 60 revolutions, 3 point Zig-Zag.

9.30 pm: Altered course N68W. Exercised guns crews.

10.10 pm: Reduced to 55 revolutions and commenced 2 point Zig-Zag.


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17 May 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 60.93, Long -14.93

10 on sick list

3.0 am: Increased to 60 revolutions, 3 point Zig-Zag.

7.31 am: H.M.S. Hildebrand: North.

7.36 am: Altered course N25W.

7.45 am: Sent boat away with official mail and 1 Ratings transfer.

8.7 am: Boat returned, proceeded on course N88E, 60 revolutions, 3 point Zig-Zag.

10.0 am: Firemen at squad drill. Marines paraded in full marching kit for quarterly inspection. Boys to school. R.N.V.R. Seamen to seamanship and gunnery. 3 point Zig-Zag throughout watch.

Noon: Altered course East.

5.30 pm: Altered course N88E.

8.10 pm: Altered course N84E.


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18 May 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 61.33, Long -10.33

9 on sick list

1.15 am: Altered course S5W to examine GY 603 "Diamont" correct flag of the day.

1.55 am: Altered course N74W.

3.5 am: Altered course North to intercept S/S "Icthon"

3.50 am: Stopped and dispatched boat to examine her.

4.25 am: Boat returned. Altered course N65E to intercept 7 trawlers (British) bound North. Flag of Day.

5.0 am: Altered course S33W, 3 point Zig-Zag, 60 revolutions.

8.50 am: Altered course West.

9.5 am: Altered course S23W.

9.30 am: Dropped target.

10.0 am: Carried out 6" target practice.

10.30 am: Picked up target.

10.30 am: Set course S23W, 3 point Zig-Zag.

2.0 pm: Altered course N23E.

4.50 pm: Altered course S72E.

7.0 pm: Increased to 65 revolutions, 22 degrees Zig-Zag.

9.30 pm: Sighted eleven French trawlers.

9.40 pm: Sighted Myggenaes light Faroe’s: S84E.

10.30 pm: Reduced to 55 revolutions and commenced 4 point Zig-Zag.

11.40 pm: Sighted H.M. Trawler Macleay in company with Danish Schooner Emanuel.


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19 May 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 61.53, Long -11.50

9 on sick list

12.10 am: Stopped. Engines and helm as required.

12.40 am: Altered course N70W.

1.0 am: Altered course South.

1.20 am: Altered course South.

1.40 am: Altered course North.

2.0 am: Altered course West.

2.20 am: Altered course South.

2.45 am: Boat away to examine Schooner "Emanuel" Danish.

3.10 am: Boat returned.

3.30 am: Armed guard , Sub Lieutenant Bower, sent on board "Emanuel" and proceed to Stornoway.

3.50 am: Boat returned. Altered course N67W, 3 point Zig-Zag, 60 revolutions.

8.15 am: Altered course North to intercept 2 trawlers.

8.35 am: Signalled H.M.S. Marconi and Faraday.

8.42 am: Proceeded on course N67W.

12.30 pm: Altered course S72E.

5 degrees allowed for leeway.

4.40 pm: Sighted S/S bearing N60W. S/S Mydrecht (Dutch) correct flag of the day.

5.35 pm: Altered course South to intercept two H.M. Trawlers St Dennis and Conie Roy.

6.35 pm: Stopped and dispatched boat to same. Prepared for night defence.

7.0 pm: Boat returned with two Armed guards, Midshipmen Hodger and Causer.

7.5 pm: Set on course S20W (3 degrees allowed for leeway), 60 revolutions, 3 point Zig-Zag.

11.40 pm: Reduced to 55 revolutions, 2 point Zig-Zag.


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20 May 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 60.93, Long -10.90

10 on sick list

2.0 am: Altered course N28E, increased to 6' revolutions and commenced 3 point Zig-Zag.

8.0 am: Altered course S88W. Reduced to 55 revolutions, 2 point Zig-Zag.

10.20 am: Divine Service.

11.0 am: Altered course S16W; allowed 7 degrees leeway.

2.0 pm: Altered course N30E, 2 point Zig-Zag.

7.30 pm: Altered course S20W.

11.25 pm: Reduced to 50 revolutions, straight course.

11.40 pm: Reduced to 30 revolutions.


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21 May 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 60.76, Long -10.83

12 on sick list

3.0 am Altered course N23E, increased to 55 revolutions, 3 point Zig-Zag.

4.0 am: Increased to 60 revolutions.

6.0 am: Reduced to 30 revolutions straight course, dense fog.

7.40 am: Increased to 55 revolutions.

8.0 am: Increased to 60 revolutions, 3 point Zig-Zag.

1.30 pm: Took soundings on Bill Baileys Bank 82 fathoms. Altered course N14E 3 point Zig-Zag.

9.2 pm: Intercepted Norwegian S/V Spica from Trondheim to Baltimore in ballast, proceeded on course N23E.

10.18 pm: Intercepted Dutch S/S Thuban, course 90. New York to Rotterdam Via Halifax.

10.45 am: Proceeded on course West.


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22 May 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 61.6, Long -10.3

12 on sick list

2.30 am: Increased to 55 revolutions, 22 degrees Zig-Zag.

3.30 am: Increased to 60 revolutions, 33 degrees Zig-Zag.

8.57 am: Altered course N40E.

9.45 am: Divisions and Prayers. Intercepted Danish S/V Bacadoergad TG 300, fishing.

9.50 am: Boarded Danish Schooner Aimi from Faroes to Barcelona.

12.57 pm: Altered course N67W, 3 point Zig-Zag.

2.30 pm: Altered course N23E, 3 point Zig-Zag.

4.0 pm: Altered course S23W. Main steering gear out of order, proceeded to steer by auxiliary.

4.20 pm: Steering gear repaired. Reduced to 50 revolutions.

5.22 pm: Reduced to 40 revolutions.

5.30 pm: Reduced to 30 revolutions.

6.0 pm: Altered course N1E.

7.0 pm: Altered course S34W.


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23 May 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 60.00, Long -10.76

11 on sick list

1.0 am: Increased to 50 revolutions.

1.30 am: Increased to 55 revolutions, 2 point Zig-Zag.

3.30 am: Took cast of lead, no bottom at 100 fathoms, 250 fathoms wire out. 60 revolutions, 3 point Zig-Zag.

6.30 am: Altered course S67E 3 point Zig-Zag.

6.45 am: Reduced to 40 revolutions, straight course.

7.20 am: Altered course N67W. Increased to 50 revolutions.

11.15 am: Altered course S30W, 85 revolutions. Straight course.

11.0 am: 2 point Zig-Zag.

3.28 pm: Altered course S28W.

3.54 pm: Altered course S23W.

4.25 pm: Sighted Virginian.

4.30 pm: Admiral proceeded on board Virginian.

6.15 pm: Admiral returned.

7.0 pm: S4W, 85 revolutions, 2 point Zig-Zag.

10.30 pm: Straight course.


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24 May 1917

From Patrol to Liverpool

Position at Noon: Lat 59.10, Long -6.30

13 on sick list

2.0 am: Lookouts doubled.

3.0 am: Commenced 2 point Zig-Zag.

3.50 am: Altered course S87E.

10.42 am: Altered course S30E.

11.30 am: Commenced 2 point Zig-Zag.

12.30 pm: Entered Rathlin Sound.

12.50 pm: Altered course S19E.

1.30 pm: Commenced 2 point Zig-Zag.

2.50 pm: Altered course S15E. Maidens Buoy: West (mag.).

3.15 pm: Mew Island Light House: abeam.

3.30 pm: Altered course S2W.

7.30 pm: Steered straight course.

7.50 pm: Altered course S56E.

8.0 pm: Darkened ship.

Sighted Skerries: S44E.

8.11 pm: Altered course S44E.

9.25 pm: Altered course S58E. Ormes : S48E.

10.10 pm: Altered course N82E.

11.2 pm: Reduced to 75 revolutions.

11.11 pm: Altered course N85E.

11.14 pm: Altered course East.

11.26 pm: Reduced to 40 revolutions.

11.25 pm: Bar Light Vessel sighted.

11.57 pm: Picked up Pilot Course as requisite.


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25 May 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

11 on sick list

12.1 am: Proceeded as required.

6 ratings joined ship from HMS Eagle

12.45 am: Tug made fast.

12.50 am: Entered Canada Dock.

1.20 am: Tied up in dock.

2.20 am: Entered Brocklebank dock.

11.0 am: Leave for Port Watch.

3.0 pm: 6 Ratings joined ship from H.M.S. Eagle.

5.0 pm: Shifted ship.


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26 May 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

5 on sick list

7.0 am: 1 rating discharged to prison.

8.0 am: 8 ratings discharged to R.N. Barracks Portsmouth. Shifted ship to get coal lighters alongside.

8.40 am: Commenced coaling.

10.0 am: 4 Marines joined ship.

11.0 am: 3 M.M.R. Firemen discharged ashore.

11.30 am: 1 boy discharged to hospital.

1.30 pm: Shifted ship.

2.0 pm: Taking in water.


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27 May 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

2 on sick list.

9.30 am: R.C. church party landed.

10.0 am: Divisions. C. of E. church party landed.

11.0 am: R.C. church party returned.

11.55 am: C. of E. church party returned.


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28 May 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

3 on sick list

6.45 am: Shifted ship.

11.0 3 Ratings joined ship fro H.M.S. Eagle.

9.30 pm: Shifted ship.


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29 May 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

None on sick list

2.0 am: Shifted ship.

11.0 am: Depth charge pistols tested.

2.0 pm: Port Watch returned from 4 days leave. Starboard Watch landed for 4 days leave.

9.15 pm: Shifted ship.


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30 May 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

None on sick list.

5.0 am: Shifted ship.

8.0 am: Coaling ship.

7.30 pm: Shifted ship.


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31 May 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

None on sick list

7.0 am: Shifted ship.

8.0 am: Hands employed painting and getting in stores.




LOGS FOR JUNE 1917


(1 and 2 June are duplicated)


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1 June, 1917


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2 June, 1917


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1 June 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

None on sick list

Am and pm: Hands employed getting in stores.


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2 June 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

2 on sick list

10.0 am: 1 Gunner's mate discharged to R.N. Barracks Portsmouth.

Noon: 1 Carpenter joined ship from H.M.S. Eagle.

4.0 pm: Leave to Port Watch. Starboard Watch returned from long leave.

6.0 pm: 2 Ratings joined from H.M.S. Eagle.


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3 June 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

3 on sick list

8.20 am: Left Brocklebank

8.40 am: Left Canada dock.

9.40 am: Dropped pilot

9.55 am: New Brighton: abeam.

10.0 am: Put clocks back an hour.

11.0 am: Divine Service. Ormes Head: abeam.

11.30 am: Started 2 point Zig-Zag.

11.50 am: Straight course.

Noon: Altered course N70W.

12.35 pm: Altered course N75W.

12.45 pm: Altered course N80W.

1.0 pm: Skerries: abeam (S10W). Altered course N72W.

1.30 pm: Commenced 22 degrees Zig-Zag.

2.0 pm: Altered course N10E.

6.15 pm: Altered course N2E.

7.0 pm: Altered course N15W.

8.9 pm: Maidens Lighthouse, distant 1 mile.

8.15 pm: Maidens Buoy: distant 4 miles. Altered course N17W.

8.55 pm: Altered course N19W.

9.10 pm: Sanda Island: abeam.

9.25 pm: Various courses.

10.28 pm: Cleared Rathlin Sound.

10.35 pm: Set course N28W.

10.58 pm: Inishtrahull: N78W and Oversay: N24E.

11.27 pm: Oversay: abeam, distant 8.2 miles.

Midnight: Oversay: S66E. Dubh Artach N38E. Inistrahull: S58W


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4 June 1917

From Liverpool to Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 57.61, Long -10.63

2 on sick list

12.50 am: Dubh Artach light: abeam.

1.55 am: Skerryvore Light: abeam.

2.15 am: Altered course N20E.

2.40 am: Altered course N30W, 80 revolutions, 3 point Zig-Zag.

4.0 am: Barra Head: abeam.

8.12 am: Observed St. Kilda: N61E.

10.0 am: Reduced to 65 revolutions.

11.45 am: Full ahead. Torpedo fired across stern from North to South.

Noon: Altered course N68W, 3 point Zig-Zag, 80 revolutions.

12.30 pm: Altered course N33W, 3 point Zig-Zag.

3.0 pm: Reduced to 65 revolutions.6.10 pm: Increased to 80 revolutions.

6.30 pm: Altered course N51W.

8.25 pm: Sighted S/S bearing N60W.

9.10 pm: Stopped and examined S/S Echunga (British) From Port Arthur to Stornoway for orders allowed to proceed.

9.40 pm: Set course N47E, 75 revolutions, 3 point Zig-Zag.

10.40 pm: Altered course N28E.

11.30 pm: 2 point Zig-Zag.


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5 June 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 61.4, Long -15.4

5 on sick list

2.30 am: Commenced 3 point Zig-Zag.

8.5 am: Sighted H.M.S. Virginian.

8.35 am: Reduced to 65 revolutions.

8.40 am: Altered course N55E.

9.6 am: Altered course S82E.

9.40 am: Altered course S75E.

9.45 am: Increased to 75 revolutions. Divisions. Prayers. Physical drill. Altered course N40E.

9.49 am: Altered course N25E. Various courses.

10.10 am: Sent official dispatches on board H.M.S. Virginian.

10.40 am: Sighted S/V.

10.50 am: Altered course N70E.

11.0 am: Altered course N48E.

11.54 am: Increased to 70 revolutions, 3 point Zig-Zag.

Noon: Altered course N50E.

12.30 pm: Altered course N70E.

1.5 pm: Altered course East.

1.10 pm: 65 revolutions.

1.12 pm: Altered course S80W and Intercepted Norwegian S/V "Cedarbank", Savannah to Aarhus. cargo oil cake.

1.30 pm: Altered course N70E 3 point Zig-Zag.

2.20 pm: Altered course N36W 3 point Zig-Zag.

2.22 pm: 60 revolutions.

5.0 pm: Altered course N25E to intercept S/S.

5.54 pm: Dispatched boat to examine Dutch S/S Amos Baltimore to Amsterdam cargo of oats allowed to proceed.

6.15 pm: Altered course N36W, 60 revolutions, 3 point Zig-Zag.

9.0 pm: Reduced to 55 revolutions.


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6 June 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 62.86, Long -7.70

5 on sick list

12.50 am: Sighted H.M.S. Almanzora bearing N30E 25 miles steering West (true) 11 knots.

5.15 am: Sighted land: N12W.

6.0 am: Altered course N89E.

7.15 m: Altered course S30W.

7.55 am: Altered course S61E.

8.29 am: Altered course S29W.

9.40 am: Put official dispatches on board French A.M.C. Champagne.

10.0 am: Altered course N62W, 2 point Zig-Zag.

10.30 am: Straight course. Challenged H.M.S. Almanzora.

11.40 am: Altered course S28E, 60 revolutions, 2 point Zig-Zag.

1.30 pm: Put official dispatches on board H.M.S. Changuinola.

1.50 pm: Altered course S1E, 60 revolutions, 2 point Zig-Zag.

4.0 pm: Evening Quarters.

Warrants No 25, 26, 27 read out.

8.30 pm: Altered course S75E to intercept Dutch S/S Rifen Newport News to Rotterdam

9.15 pm: Altered course S64E and Reduced to 30 revolutions owing to dense fog.


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7 June 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 61.21, Long -14.03

4 on sick list

Ship: Met: French AMC "Artois

Ship: Met: HMS Columbella

6.0 am: Increased to 55 revolutions, 33 degrees Zig-Zag, fog lifting.

6.30 am: Reduced to 30 revolutions straight course.

7.30 am: Altered course S55W.

9.30 am: Altered course S45W.

9.50 am: Altered course S25W.

10.50 am: Increased to 50 revolutions.

11.0 am: Altered course S33W, 30 revolutions.

11.20 am: 60 revolutions.

11.30 am: 40 revolutions.

11.35 am: Altered course S35W, 60 revolutions.

11.45 am: Altered course S57W, 40 revolutions.

Noon: Altered course S69W.

12.6 pm: Altered course N81W.

12.11 pm: Altered course S70W, Dead Slow.

1.0 pm: Altered course N60W, 40 revolutions.

12.45 pm: Transferred official dispatches to French A.M.C. Artois

1.40 pm: Transferred official dispatches to H.M.S. Columbella.

1.50 pm: Altered course S58E 40 revolutions.

2.25 pm: Reduced to 30 revolutions, dense fog.

4.0 pm: Evening quarters. Dead slow.

Lost by accident 1 pair of Binoculars pattern I when boarding a neutral ship in connection with patrol duties on June 5th 1917.

Dense fog throughout the watch.

Dense fog throughout watch. Engines dead slow.

11.0 pm: Increased to 30 revolutions. Altered course S24W.


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8 June 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 60.81, Long -13.66

5 on sick list

Ship: Met: British trawler Argo

Ship: Met: HMS Moldavia

2.0 am: Increased to 55 revolutions, 3 point Zig-Zag, fog lifting.

3.48 am: Reduced to 30 revolutions, straight course, dense fog.

6.0 am: Fog lifting increased to 55 revolutions.

6.0 am: Sighted trawler. Altered course S45E.

6.35 am: Examined British trawler Aryo from Grimsby to Faeroe fishing grounds allowed to proceed. Took cast of lead 140 fathoms, Rocky bottom, 170 fathoms wire out.

6.40 am: Altered course N15W.

11.0 am: Increased to 33 revolutions, 3 point Zig-Zag.

Noon: Reduced to 50 revolutions. Foggy.

1.55 pm: Increased to 55 revolutions.

2.0 pm: Altered course S54E.

1.55 pm: Increased to 60 revolutions, 3 point Zig-Zag, light haze.

8.0 pm: Darkened ship. Altered course S36E.

8.40 pm: Altered course N46W, straight course.

9.30 pm: Altered course S80W.

9.52 pm: Challenged H.M.S. Moldavia.

10.14 pm: Put 1 rating on board H.M.S. Moldavia.

10.25 pm: Altered course S24W, 55 revolutions, 3 point Zig-Zag.

Midnight: Challenged H.M.S. Changuinola.


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9 June 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Not logged.

5.0 am: Altered course N17W.

11.0 am: Quarters clean guns. Boat away with Rear Admiral to Avenger

11.45 Boat returned. Altered course S25W. No 6 Zig-Zag.

6.35 pm: Reduced to 55 revolutions.

7.0 pm: Reduced to 50 revolutions, 3 point Zig-Zag.

8.0 pm: Darkened ship, fog lifting

Midnight: Altered course N24E


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10 June 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 60.65, Long -13.65

4 on sick list

2.0 am: Increased to 55 revolutions.

2.8 am: Altered course to intercept steamer "Kansas" (British) New York to Hull allowed to proceed.

3.8 am: Altered course N24E.

4.0 am: Altered course N25E, increased to 60 revolutions. No 6 Zig-Zag.

8.15 am: Sighted 2 trawlers.

8.50 am: Altered course N10E.

9.4 am: Altered course N20W.

9.15 am: Altered course N9W.

9.30 am: Altered course North.

9.38 am: Various courses.

9.44 am: Boarded British trawlers FD121 Phoebe and FD29 Laura in ballast from Fleetwood to Iceland fishing grounds.

9.15 am: Altered course N25W, 60 revolutions.

Noon: Altered course S25W.

No 6 Zig-Zag throughout Watch.

11.30 pm: Altered course N5W. Reduced to 55 revolutions. 3 point Zig-Zag.


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11 June 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 60.40, Long -14.23

4 on sick list

2.0 am: Increased to 60 revolutions and commenced No 6 Zig-Zag.

2.20 am: Challenge and Reply H.M.S. Columbella.

8.35 am: Altered course N25E.

8.52 am: Altered course N60E.

9.7 am: Altered course N71W challenged H.M.S. Otway.

9.11 am: Stopped and put official dispatches on board H.M.S. Otway.

9.40 am: Altered course S66E, 3 point Zig-Zag.

10.30 am: Boys to school and seamanship, remainder of hands cleaning boats. Started No 6 Zig-Zag.

4.0 pm: Evening quarters. Altered course N66W.

5.45 pm: Altered course N45E; 2 point Zig-Zag, increased to 70 revolutions.

8.20 pm: Sighted H.M.S. Alsatian.

8.25 pm: Altered course S50E.

8.50 pm: Altered course S10W. Sighted H.M.S. Virginian.

9.35 pm: Stop sent boat away with Rear Admiral to Alsatian.

9.40 pm: Altered course N66W, 65 revolutions, 3 point Zig-Zag.

10.55 pm: Rear Admiral returned. Altered course N42W 3 point Zig-Zag, 55 revolutions.


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12 June 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 61.60, Long -16.50

4 on sick list

2.0 am: Increased to 60 revolutions.

Ship: Met: Dutch SS Vesta

Ship: Sighted: HMS Hildebrand

8.30 am: Altered course to intercept S/S.

9.4 am: Boarded and allowed to proceed Dutch S/S Vesta from Amsterdam to New York via Halifax in ballast.

10.20 am: Altered course S84W, 55 revolutions, 3 point Zig-Zag.

4.10 pm: Altered course N10W.

4.30 pm: Altered course S80E.

5.10 pm: Sighted H.M.S. Hildebrand steering North.

7.0 pm: Reduced to 40 revolutions.

7.10 pm: Increased to 60 revolutions.

11.0 pm: Reduced to 55 revolutions, 2 point Zig-Zag.

11.10 pm: Dense Fog.

11.20 pm: Reduced to 30 revolutions, straight course.


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13 June 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Not logged

4 on sick list

12.15 am: Altered course N85W.

12.50 Increased to 50 revolutions.

1.0 am: Started 2 point Zig-Zag.

3.22 am: Sighted S/S.

3.40 am: Boarded and allowed to proceed Danish S.S. Oscar II New York to Copenhagen. General cargo and passengers.

4.3 am: Altered course N85W, 50 revolutions, 2 point Zig-Zag.

6.0 am. Altered course N78E.

9.0 am: Altered course N80E.

9.30 am: Reduced to 45 revolutions, straight course.

10.50 am: Increased to 50 revolutions, 2 point Zig-Zag.

11.6 am: Altered course N55E.

Noon: Altered course N77E (2 degrees leeway).

2.0 pm: Intercepted Norwegian S/S Fram correct Flag of the Day

3.45 pm: Owens (stoker) Emberly (seaman) released from cells, no complaints.

6.0 pm: Prepared for night defence. Altered course N5W.

7.0 pm: Altered course S85W.

7.30 pm: Reduced to 30 revolutions, dense fog, straight course.

10.20 pm: Increased to 50 revolutions. 2 point Zig-Zag.


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14 June 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 62.95, Long -13.93

5 on sick list

7.0 am: Altered course N85E.

10.0 am: Inspection of ship by the Rear Admiral.

11.40 am: Reduced to 40 revolutions, straight course.

1.25 pm: Increased to 50 revolutions, 2 point Zig-Zag.

1.55 pm: Reduced 30 revolutions straight course, dense fog.

5.15 pm: Increased to 60 revolutions.

6.20 pm: Intercepted Norwegian S/V Arsos flying correct Flag of the Day, allowed to proceed.

7.0 pm: Altered course S82W. Reduced to 30 revolutions, dense fog.

9.30 pm: Increased to 50 revolutions, 3 point Zig-Zag, fog lifting.


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15 June 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 63.15, Long -13.16

5 on sick list

7.0 am: Altered course N85E 50 revolutions 2 point zig-zag.

8.30 am: Increased to 55 revolutions.

9.0 am: General quarters, dropped target, carried out 1" aiming rifle practice.

10.10 am: Out collision mat abreast N3 hold.

10.20 am: Abandon ship, all boats turned out.

10.50 am: Secure and picked up target.

10.10 am: Hands employed securing boats. Altered course N85E 55 revolutions.

1.0 pm: Altered course S75E, 3 point Zig-Zag.

6.0 pm: Altered course S85W.


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16 June 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 62.56, Long -13.56

7 on sick list

12.20 am: Sighted HMS Virginian bearing S10W, challenged. replied.

2.0 am: Altered course S80W; 3 point Zig-Zag, 55 revolutions.

4.0 am: H.M.S. Virginian bearing N70W 25 miles.

4.25 am: Sighted sailing bearing S85W, course 90

5.0 am: Intercepted Norwegian S/V Oaklands, correct flag of the day.

8.0 am: Altered course N85E, 60 revolutions.

10.50 am: Altered course N40E straight course.

11.20 am: Log in. Altered course N25E, Boarded Dutch S/S Zeelandia, Amsterdam to New York via Halifax allowed proceed.

Noon: Altered course East, 3 point Zig-Zag.

2.25 pm: Sighted steamer bearing S40E. Altered course towards her.

3.30 pm: Altered course S10E. McCarthy (Fireman) released from cells, no complaints.

4.0 pm: Evening quarters. Altered course West.

4.15 pm: Increased to 75 revolutions.

4.25 pm: Altered course S85W.

7.10 pm: Altered course S30W to intercept schooner.

10.10 pm: Started 3 point Zig-Zag. Reduced to 55 revolutions.


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17 June 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 62.65, Long -12.78

6 on sick list

Midnight: Altered course N78E.

12.30 am: Reduced to 50 revolutions.

2.0 am: Increased to 55 revolutions.

4.50 am: Examined Dutch S/V Thor, Armed Guard on board.

7.0 am: Commenced 3 point Zig-Zag.

7.30 am: Altered course N50E.

7.50 am: Increased to 60 revolutions.

8.0 am: Altered course N78E, straight course.

9.0 am: Altered course S80E.

9.30 am: Altered course S85E.

9.0 am: Altered course S75E.

10.0 am: Altered course N60E.

10.12 am: Boarded Swedish S/S Boxou New Orleans to Gothenborg, general cargo allowed to proceed.

10.15 am: Divine Service.

10.40 am: Altered course N15E.

11.0 am: Altered course N5E.

11.10 am: Altered course N10W.

11.25 am: Altered course N30E.

11.30 am: Altered course N45E.

11.42 am: Boarded Swedish S/S Charkow, Sondvaal to Baltimore via Halifax. Altered course S72E.

12.36 pm: Boarded Danish S/S Kobenhavn, Odense to Halifax in ballast, allowed to proceed.

1.10 pm: Altered course N85E, 55 revolutions, 2 point Zig-Zag.

1.30 pm: Altered course S65E.

3.0 pm: Altered course S85W.

4.5 pm: Altered course N25E.

11.20 pm: Sighted S/S bearing N15W

11.35 pm: Altered course N5W.


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18 June 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 65.58, Long -12.85

6 on sick list

12.30 am: Intercepted British trawler Aralia (GY 371).

2.17 am: Altered course N20W.

2.30 am: Intercepted Danish motor schooner (NS237) Olinn, allowed to proceed.

2.55 am: Altered course N25E.

From 4.0 am until 9.0 am: sounding every half hour. Bottom: rock, sand, no bottom.

4.45 am: Altered course N40W.

8.0 am: Passed 7 small fishing craft during watch.

8.0 am: Altered course N25E.

8.30 am: Altered course N65W.

10.0 am: Divisional drills. Boys to school, remainder cleaning ship. Intercepted Danish S/V Laura Vaag fishing, allowed to proceed.

10.10 am: Altered course N9W.

11.45 am: Altered course N7W.

From 1.0 pm until 4.0 pm: Sounding every hour. Bottom: rock and no bottom.

4.10 am: Sighted land ahead.

5.10 pm: Altered course North, 3 point Zig-Zag.

5.30 pm: Observed 8 Ketches at anchor apparently fishing SE of Langanaes.

5.55 pm: Langanaes: abeam, distant 8 miles.

6.0 pm: Altered course N38W.

6.25 pm: Langanaes: S4E. Svinaleikier Tang: West.

8.22 pm: Intercepted French schooner Sainte Anne allowed to proceed, From Reykjavick to fishing grounds.

9.0 pm: Altered course N30W.

9.30 pm: Altered course S62E.

9.40 pm: Altered course N26W.

11.40 pm: Altered course N29E.

11.40 pm: Cape Rosnaes: abeam.


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19 June 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 66.70, Long -16.0

6 on sick list

Straight course throughout.

8.0 am: Altered course S29W, 45 revolutions.

10.0 am: Marines at rifle drill, remainder of hands as required.

Noon: Altered course S60W.

12.15 pm: Altered course S60E.4.0 pm: Reduced to 40 revolutions.

4.20 pm: Langanaes Rock: S50E.

7.0 pm: Altered course S11E, 40 revolutions.

7.30 pm: 50 revolutions, 2 point Zig-Zag.

8.2 pm: Sighted Norwegian S/V Nevada, Aalsund to Iceland fishing grounds, allowed to proceed.

8.30 pm: Straight course, 40 revolutions.

8.50 pm: Altered course S18E.

9.10 pm: Increased to 60 revolutions.

9.25 pm: Altered course S25E.

9.30 pm: Altered course S5W.

10.15 pm: (Boarded + allowed to proceed). Altered course S27W, 2 point Zig-Zag.


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20 June 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 63.98, Long -12.78

6 on sick list

3.0 am: Altered course S26W.

4.40 am: Altered course S55E, straight course.

5.15 am: Intercepted Danish schooner Triton Copenhagen to Iceland, allowed to proceed.

5.50 am: Altered course S80W, 55 revolutions.

6.35 am: Altered course S70W.

7.15 am: Boarded French Yvonne (schooner). fishing in company with French schooners Glycine, Anemone, allowed to proceed.

7.33 am: Proceeded S26W, 55 revolutions, 2 point Zig-Zag.

9.0 am: Altered course to intercept S/V.

9.50 am: Boarded Danish Ketch Kristine of Vaal fishing allowed to proceed

9.48 am: Challenged Columbella.

10.20 am: Altered course S28W.

10.50 am: Sighted S/S bearing S80W.

11.7 am: Increased to 60 revolutions, 3 point Zig-Zag.

Noon: Challenged H.M.S. Andes.

1.35 pm: Challenged H.M.S. Armadale Castle.

2.6 pm: Altered course S37W, 60 revolutions, 3 point Zig-Zag.

3.45 pm: Reduced to 55 revolutions.

3.50 pm: Altered course N48E, 2 point Zig-Zag.

5.30 pm: Sighted S/S bearing S50E.

7.0 pm: Increased to 60 revolutions, 3 point Zig-Zag.

9.0 pm: Reduced to 55 revolutions, 2 point Zig-Zag.

11.45 pm: Intercepted British S/S Vosigoth correct flag of day.

Midnight: Altered course N4W.


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21 June 1917

Patrol

The position at Noon of 65º 32’N, 15º 31’W plots onshore on Iceland and is clearly incorrect. There is no other useful positional information on this day, so the position has been deleted.

5 on sick list

12.45 am: Altered course S71W.

12.57 am: Boarded and allowed to proceed Norwegian S/V.

1.25 am: Altered course N25E, 2 point Zig-Zag.

4.50 am: Sighted Two Fishing Boats: N80W.

5.8 am: Sighted 4 Fishing Boats: S80W

5.35 am: Sighted Schooner: S70W.

6.0 am: Altered course West.

6.10 am: Seruden: S84W. Hornaes: N48W.

6.50 am: Sighted schooner bearing S45W. Altered course North.

7.20 am: Boarded Danish Schooner Heimdal coasting, allowed to proceed. Altered course S10W.

8.29 am: Boarded and allowed to proceed Danish Schooner Actio, Northfjord to St Johns.

9.0 am: 2 point Zig-Zag.

11.0 am: Dalatange Light House: West.

11.0 am: Altered course N15 E, 2 point Zig-Zag.

Noon: Reduced to 50 revolutions.

12.10 pm: Altered course N10W, 2 point Zig-Zag.

2.15 pm: Sighted ship.

2.30 pm: Selevognes: West.

2.50 pm: Boarded and allowed to proceed Motor Ketch Patiekur Thorshaven to Seichsfjord.

4.45 pm: Altered course N27W

5.0 pm: Rowing boats and 2 Ketches fishing about the coast South of Langanaes Point.

5.28 pm: Boarded and allowed to proceed Danish S/V TG 358 Sunbeam, Vaag to Iceland fishing grounds.

6.45 pm: Altered course N40W.

6.54 pm: Langanaes Light House abeam bearing S50W.

7.30 pm: Svinareikiar Tunge: abeam.

10.45 pm: Altered course S40E, increased to 75 revolutions, straight course.



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22 June 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 64.35, Long -13.26

4 on sick list

1.0 am: Altered course S35E.

1.15 am: Altered course S30E.

1.16 am: Svinaleikiar Tunge 4 miles.

1.28 am: Langanaes: abeam 3 miles.

1.35 am: Altered course South. Langanaes: West.

1.37 am: Observed 2 ketches at anchor SE Langanaes.

2.5 am: Dense Fog.

2.12 am: Reduced to 60 revolutions.

2.42 am: Altered course S10E.

6.0 am: Altered course South, 75 revolutions.

7.0 am: Altered course S26W.

8.30 am: Altered course S52W.

9.45 am: Reduced to 65 revolutions.

10.15 am: Sighted Healsbak: S86W, Altered course S70W.

10.45 am: Haelsbak: abeam 1 1/2 miles.

10.45 am: Reduced to 60 revolutions.

10.50 am: Altered course S26W, started 2 point Zig-Zag.

5.0 pm: Increased to 65 revolutions.

6.0 pm: Prepared for night defence, Sighted H.M.S. Andes. 2 point Zig-Zag throughout.

8.2 pm: Sighted S/S bearing S50E, distant 20 miles.

11.30 pm: Reduced to 60 revolutions.


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23 June 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 60.45, Long -13.08

4 on sick list

4.0 am: Increased to 65 revolutions.

Ship: Met: HMS Alsatian

7.20 am: Sighted ship bearing S12W.

7.30 am: 2 point Zig-Zag.

7.50 Altered course East.

8.20 am: Altered course S45W 2 point Zig-Zag.

8.30 am: Altered course S23W.

9.40 am: Rear Admiral went on board H.M.S. Alsatian.

9.53 am: Altered course N20E, 60 revolutions.

10.13 am: Altered course East, 3 point Zig-Zag.

11.0 Altered course S45W.

1.0 pm: Closed on H.M.S. Alsatian.

1.30 pm: Rear Admiral returned on board. Altered course N35E, 2 point Zig-Zag.

4.40 pm: Altered course N2E.

4.52 pm: Challenged H.M.S. Changuinola.

5.20 pm: Altered course N60W.

5.50 pm: Altered course N63W.

8.40 pm: Stopped, took cast of lead, no bottom.

11.30 pm: Secured forward guns.

11.40 pm: Reduced to 50 revolutions.

11.48 pm: Altered course S85E.


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24 June 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 60.05, Long -18.20

4 on sick list

1.35 am: Reduced to 45 revolutions, straight course.

6.0 am: Altered course S24W, increased to 50 revolutions, 2 point Zig-Zag.

10.25 am: Divine Service.

11.45 am: Exercised Submarine Defence from After Control.

Noon: Dinner. Altered course N22E, 2 point Zig-Zag.

3.28 pm: Reduced to 45 revolutions.

9.0 pm: Challenged H.M.S. Motagua bearing S60E, commenced 3 point Zig-Zag every 20 minutes.

9.50 pm: Challenged H.M.S. Gloucestershire bearing N15W.

Midnight: Altered course S6E, increased to 55 revolutions, 2 point Zig-Zag every 10 minutes.


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25 June 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 60.66, Long -11.71

3 on sick list

4.0 am: Increased to 60 revolutions.

3 point Zig-Zag.

8.0 am: Altered course N24E 3 point Zig-Zag.

9.36 am: Reduced to 55 revolutions.

9.52am: Reduced to 50 revolutions.

6.0 pm: Altered course S74W.

7.0 pm: Challenged H.M.S. Gloucestershire.

8.15 pm: Challenged H.M.S. Andes.

Midnight. Rounds Correct. Increased to 55 revolutions.


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26 June 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 60.36, Long -13.00

4 on sick list

1.35 am: H.M.S. Andes: N57W.

4.0 am: Altered course S46E.

8.0 am: Increased to 60 revolutions.

9.30 am: Exercised submarine attack.

10.0 am: Altered course N46W. Boys to seamanship and school. White watch guns crews to loader. Marines to infantry instructions, remainder of hands painting ship.

5.0 pm: Altered course S47W.

6.0 pm: 45 degrees Zig-Zag.

7.0 pm: 3 point Zig-Zag.

7.15 pm: Challenged H.M.S. Otway.

8.20 pm: Received official dispatches from H.M.S. Otway.

8.35 pm: Altered course East, 3 point Zig-Zag, 60 revolutions.


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27 June 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 60.26, Long -11.41

4 on sick list

8.0 am: Altered course S23W.

9.15 am: Reduced to 55 revolutions.

2.0 pm: Altered course N20E.

9.0 pm: Altered course S25W.

Midnight: Altered course S30E.. Increased to 65 revolutions.


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28 June 1917

Place

Lat 59.06, Long -7.20

4 on sick list

4.55 am: Increased to 80 revolutions.

8.18 am: Sighted Submarine on the surface South (mag) 10 miles in Lat 59 20 W, Long 8 38 W. Full ahead. Altered course S80E.

9.20 am: Altered course S18E.

10.0 am: Commenced 3 point Zig-Zag.

11.45 am: Fired 5 rounds from 6 pounder and 3 rounds 6" at a floating object.

12.5 pm: Sighted land on starboard bow.

12.35 pm: Altered course S27E.

1.14 pm: Salesker: abeam.

1.20 pm: Butt of Lewis: S6E.

2.0 pm: Altered course S20E.

2.20 pm: Signalled British S/S Francisco of Hull bound North.

2.55 pm: Butt of Lewis: West (mag). Altered course S19W.

3.20 pm Trumpan Head: S44W, Butt of Lewis: N52W.

3.22 pm: Ear Head: S34E.

6.0 pm: Reduced to 60 revolutions.

6.18 pm: Reduced to 40 revolutions. Passed through the boom.

6.27 pm: Let go anchor (port), 75 fathoms cable, 13 fathoms.

7.0 pm: Put clocks at B.S.T.

8.30 pm: Colliers Soxto and Baimore alongside.


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29 June 1917

Loch Ewe

Lat 57.8, Long -5.64

5 on sick list

6.0 am: Commenced coaling.

6.45 pm: Ceased coaling for the night.


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30 June 1917

Loch Ewe

Lat 57.8, Long -5.64

4 on sick list

6.0 am: Commenced coaling.

5.30 pm: Ceased coaling for the night.


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LOGS FOR JULY 1917


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1 July 1917

Loch Ewe

Lat 57.8, Long -5.64

5 on sick list

6.0 am: Hands fell in for coaling.

11.0 am: Finished coaling.

Noon: Took in fresh water.


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2 July 1917

Loch Ewe

Lat 57.8, Long -5.64

8 on sick list

10.20 pm: Anchor up.

10.45 pm: 60 revolutions.

11.0 pm: 70 revolutions.

11.51 pm: Altered course N19E.

Midnight: Altered course N30E.


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3 July 1917

From Loch Ewe to Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 60.08, Long -8.53

8 on sick list

1.15 am: Turnpoint Light: abeam 8 miles. Altered course N19E, 3 point Zig-Zag.

1.40 am: Stopped zig-zagging.

2.40 am: Altered course N20W.

3.30 am: Started Zig-Zag.

6.5 am: Sighted S/V bearing N15E. Possibly Norwegian Drott from Loch Ewe.

Misty throughout.

11.0 am: Altered course N60W. Reduced to 65 revolutions. 3 point Zig-Zag.

1.30 pm: Reduced to 55 revolutions, ceased Zig-Zag, foggy.

2.0 pm: Fog clearing, increased 65 revolutions, 33 degrees Zig-Zag.

3.30 pm: Warrant No 28 read.

4.24 pm: 60 revolutions.

5.52 pm: 55 revolutions.

8.10 pm: Sighted H.M.S. Otway

8.26 pm: Commodore came on board.

8.30 pm: Reduced to 40 revolutions.

9.30 pm: Commodore returned on board H.M.S. Otway. Official mail sent over.


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4 July 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 60.30, Long -10.86

8 on sick list

1.0 am: Increased to 55 revolutions, commenced 3 point Zig-Zag.

4.0 am: Altered course S67E.

8.0 am: Hands employed cleaning ship. Increased to 60 revolutions.

Noon: Altered course N67W.6.0 pm: Altered course N24E, 3 point Zig-Zag.

6.0 pm: Altered course N24E, 3 point Zig-Zag.

9.55 pm: Sighted H.M.S. Armadale Castle, course 270, distance 20 miles.

10.40 pm: Sighted S/S bearing N20W.

11.50 pm: Intercepted Russian S/S Yrtysh ? boarded by Armadale Castle.

Midnight: Altered course S67E.


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5 July 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 60.96, Long -10.88

9 on sick list

6.0 am: Altered course S23W, 3 point Zig-Zag.

1.0 pm: Altered course N67W, 60 revolutions, 3 point Zig-Zag.

3.30 pm: Altered course S67E.

4.30 pm: Altered course N23E.

5.30 pm: Altered course S30E to intercept H.M.S,s St Dennis and Sitvel.

6.25 pm: Captain of St Dennis came aboard. Altered course S23W, 45 revolutions.

7.5 pm: Captain of St Dennis went back.

7.10 pm: Proceeded at 60 revolutions, 3 point Zig-Zag.

9.30 pm: Intercepted A 507 Envoy British trawler with Correct Flag of Day.


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6 July 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 60.63, Long -13.73

9 on sick list

1.0 am: Altered course N67W.

4.0 am: Thick fog, reduced to 50 revolutions.

4.15 am: Reduced to 45 revolutions.

7.0 am: Fog clearing.

9.20 am: Challenged H.M.S. Armadale Castle.

9.21 am: Altered course S40E.

9.35 am: Put official dispatches on board Armadale Castle.

10.0 am: Altered course N48E, 60 revolutions, 3 point Zig-Zag.

8.0 pm: Altered course S48W (to starboard).

8.45 am: Sighted S/S bearing SW x W.

9.0 pm: Altered course S65W.

9.45 pm: Altered course South.

10.0 pm: Boarded and allowed to proceed Belgian Relief Ship "Ubeir", Rotterdam to Sandy Hook Via Halifax.

10.40 am: Altered course S48W, 3 point Zig-Zag.

Ship: Met: HMS Armadale Castle


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7 July 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 61.30, Long -15.25

11 on sick list

4.0 am: Rounds and 1 prisoner correct. Altered course N62E.

8.30 am: Altered course N20E.

9.3 am: Altered course N12E.

9.18 am: Boarded and allowed to proceed Dutch S/S Kralingen, Rotterdam to New York via Halifax.

9.48 am: Altered course S66W.

3.0 pm: Altered course N74E, 60 revolutions, 3 point Zig-Zag.

6.0 pm: Altered course S44W.

8.15 pm: Challenged H.M.S. Columbella.

8.45 pm: Boat brought official despatches over.

9.10 pm: Altered course N66E, 60 revolutions, 3 point Zig-Zag.


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8 July 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 61.21, Long -13.06

12 on sick list

2.0 am: Altered course S74W, 60 revolutions, 3 point Zig-Zag.

3.50 am: Altered course S36W to intercept S/V.

4.24 am: Altered course S40W.

4.33 am: Boarded and allowed to proceed Norwegian S/V Anitra, Newport Mons to Christiania with coal. For her fate see: http://www.uboat.net/wwi/ships_hit/320.html.

5.0 am: Altered course S80W.

11.25 am: Sighted ship bearing N72E.

Noon: Altered course N50E to intercept ship.

12.15 pm: Boarded Spanish S/S Iparraguirre from Bergen to Santander with timber Sent into Stornoway with small armed guard, Sub Lieutenant Durrant in Charge. It might have been the last time she was seen as U 66 sank her the next day. There was 1 casualty to deplore. From http://www.uboat.net/wwi/ships_hit/3052.html.

1.50 pm: Altered course S56W.

2.15 pm: Altered course N74E.

6.15 pm: Altered course N21W. Intercepted a fleet of British trawlers Flag of Day, Course 110.

6.50 pm: Altered course S55W, 3 point Zig-Zag.

10.30 pm: Altered course N74W, 3 point Zig-Zag.


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9 July 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 60.93, Long -13.38

10 on sick list

1.35 am: Altered course S74W.

2.36 am: Altered course N25W.

Ship: Met: HMS Orcoma

Ship: Met: Portos

2.50 am: Challenged H.M.S. Orcoma.

3.10 am: Sighted S/S bearing S15E.

3.26 am: Received official despatches from Orcoma.

3.30 am: Altered course N83E. Rounds and 1 prisoner correct.

6.0 am: Intercepted Swedish S/S Portos flag of day.

8.0 am: Hands cleaning ship. Altered course S74W, 3 point Zig-Zag.

10.0 am: Dropped target.

10.5 am: General quarters, 1" aiming practice.

10.30 am: Picked up target. Altered course S74W, 60 revolutions, 3 point Zig-Zag.

2.0 pm: Altered course N74E, 60 revolutions, 3 point Zig-Zag.

8.0 pm: Altered course S74W.


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10 July 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 60.93, Long -13.40

11 on sick list

2.0 am: Altered course 16 points to Starboard, N74E.

9.0 am: Altered course S74W.

Noon: Altered course N74E.

1.30 pm: Altered course N78W

3.10 pm: Challenged H.M.S. Alsatian.

3.21 pm: Altered course S80W.

3.34 pm: Altered course S65W.

3.40 pm: Altered course S55W.

3.55 pm: Vice Admiral Tupper came aboard.

4.5 pm: Altered course S88E, 3 point Zig-Zag.

5.26 pm: Vice Admiral Tupper returned on board the Alsatian.

9.0 pm: Reduced to 50 revolutions. Altered course N43W, 3 point Zig-Zag.

9.54 pm: Challenged H.M.S. Ebro.


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11 July 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 62.23, Long -17.46

10 on sick list.

1.35 am: Challenged H.M.S. Changuinola.

6.0 am: Increased to 60 revolutions, 3 point Zig-Zag.

8.20 am: Altered course S45W.

8.40 am: Altered course S5W to intercept S/S.

9.4 am: Boarded and allowed to proceed Norwegian S/S Noruega, New Orleans to Bergen via Halifax.

9.40 am: Altered course N43W, 60 revolutions, 3 point Zig-Zag.

1.0 pm: Altered course S47W.

6.30 pm: Altered course N55E.

9.45 pm: Altered course to Intercept S/S.

10.10 pm: Altered course S87E.

10.15 pm: Boarded and allowed to proceed Norwegian S/S Kapana, Stavanger to New York via Halifax. Correct Flag of Day.

10.50 pm; Altered course N72E.


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12 July 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 62.33, Long -17.76

12 on sick list

1.30 am: Altered course S43E, 3 point Zig-Zag throughout.

6.0 am: Altered course N43W, 3 point Zig-Zag throughout.

8.30 am: Reduced to 55 revolutions.

12.20 pm: Reduced to 40 revolutions, straight course.

3.30 pm: Increased to 50 revolutions and commenced 3 point Zig-Zag.

4.30 pm: Reduced to 40 revolutions, straight course.

5.40 pm: Altered course N53E.

6.0 pm: Increased to 50 revolutions, commenced 3 point Zig-Zag.11.0 pm: Increased to 60 revolutions.

Midnight: Altered course S43E.


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13 July 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 62.31, Long -17.20

11 on sick list

2.35 am: Altered course N10E to intercept S/S.

2.55 am: Altered course N10W.

3.0 am: Altered course N30W.

3.20 am: Boarded and allowed to proceed Danish N.F. Hoffding, Copenhagen to Halifax.

3.40 am: Altered course S27E.

7.10 am: Reduced to 30 revolutions, straight course.

7.12 am: Altered course N23W,

8.0 am: Increased to 50 revolutions, straight course.

9.40 am: Foggy. Reduced to 40 revolutions.

10.8 am: Dense Fog. Reduced to 30 revolutions.

10.30 am: Altered course S89W.

Noon: Increased to 50 revolutions, 3 point Zig-Zag. Fog lifting.

12.11 pm: Increased to 55 revolutions.

12.15 pm: Altered course S30W to intercept S/S.

1.15 pm: Altered course S85E.

2.25 pm: Altered course S30E

2.35 pm: Increased to 70 revolutions.

5.35 pm: Reduced to 50 revolutions.

5.42 pm: Boarded and allowed to proceed Swedish S/S Indianic, New York to Gothenborg via Halifax, cargo sugar.

6.0 pm: Altered course N66W. Increased to 55 revolutions, 3 point Zig-Zag.

9.30 pm: Altered course N10W to intercept S/S.

9.50 pm: Altered course North.

10.7 pm: Boarded and allowed to proceed Themisto, Dutch S/S, Rotterdam and Bergen to Sandy Hook via Halifax.

10.31 pm: Altered course N73W, 50 revolutions.


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14 July 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 62.41, Long -16.93

12 on sick list

3.0 am: Altered course N43E.

6.30 am: Altered course N22W.

9.0 am: Sighted H.M.S. Columbella.

9.45 am: Rear Admiral went on board Columbella.

10.30 am: Boarded and allowed to proceed Norwegian S/S Olaf Kyrre, Christiania to Baltimore via Halifax in Ballast.

Noon: Rear Admiral returned on board.

12.30 pm: Altered course S66W, 60 revolutions, 3 point Zig-Zag.

3.5 pm: Thick mist Reduced to 40 revolutions straight course.

4.0 pm: Increased to 50 revolutions, 3 point Zig-Zag.

5.0 pm: Increased to 60 revolutions.

7.0 pm: Altered course North.

Midnight: Altered course S43E.


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15 July 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 62.33, Long -17.55

9 on sick list

10.15 am: Divine Service.

11.45 am: Altered course S34E, 60 revolutions, 3 point Zig-Zag.

6.0 pm: Hands prepared for night defence. Altered course S25E.

10.0 am: Altered course S36W.


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16 July 1917

From Patrol to Newcastle

Position at Noon: Lat 60.30, Long -10.08

7 on sick list

7.30 am: Rounds Correct. Altered course S38E.

8.0 am: Increased to 65 revolutions, 45 degrees Zig-Zag.

Noon: Increased to 70 revolutions, 3 point Zig-Zag. Sighted Trawler: S89E.

12.17 pm: Altered course S72E.

12.25 pm: Challenged H.M. Trawler Walpole.

12.47 pm: Increased to 80 revolutions.

2.30 pm: Altered course S32E.

6.30 pm: Altered course S58E; 3 point Zig-Zag.

7.0 pm: Altered course S32E.

7.30 pm: Altered course S38E.

8.0 pm: Sighted 2 ships bearing S40W, S85W.

8.20 pm: Altered course S5E.

8.40 pm: Altered course S42E.

8.40 pm: Challenged escort.

9.5 pm: Altered course S11W.

9.35 pm: Inlesker Island Light: abeam.

10.16 pm: Sighted Butt of Lewis.

11.35 pm: Altered course S71W. Straight course.


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17 July 1917

From Patrol to Newcastle

At anchor at Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

9 on sick list

12.32 am: Challenged H.M. Yacht Medusa.

1.0 am: Cape Wrath: Abeam.

1.50 am: Cape Wrath Light House: N85W.

2.20 am: Challenged H.M. Trawler.

2.58 am: Altered course S80E.

3.4 am: Altered course S73E.

3.55 am: Old Man of Hay C.

4.0 am: Altered course S70E.

4.10 am: Dunnet Head: abeam.

4.59 am: Reduced to 60 revolutions.

5.0 am: Passed through boom.

5.20 am: Reduced to 40 revolutions.

5.30 am: Let go anchor 75 fathoms.

6.16 pm: Anchor aweigh. 60 revolutions.

6.25 pm: Anchor up. Various courses

6.41 pm: Passed through inner boom.

6.50 pm: Passed through outer boom.

6.51 pm: 80 revolutions. Destroyers Offu and Pellew took station.

6.57 pm: Altered course South.

7.22 pm: Pentland Skerries: East 3/4 mile.

7.27 pm: Duncansby head: West. Altered course S20W.

7.30 am: 3 point Zig-Zag.

8.5 pm: Noss Head: abeam.

8.30 pm: Altered course S57W, 3 point Zig-Zag.

9.4 pm: Altered course S18W.

10.42 pm: Altered course S65E. Reduced to 65 revolutions, straight course.


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18 July 1917

From Scapa Flow to Newcastle

Lat 54.98, Long -1.53

8 on sick list

1.5 am: Altered course S73E.

1.50 am: Increased to 75 revolutions.

3.10 am: Altered course S32E.

3.20 am: S18W, passed a large fishing fleet.

4.43 am: Light House: N49W.

10.5 am: Increased to 80 revolutions.

11.0 am: Took soundings every 5 minutes.

11.6 am: Reduced to 70 revolutions.

11.53 am: Altered course N72W.

Noon: Increased to 80 revolutions.

12.15 pm: Altered course S10W.

12.20 pm: War channel buoy 9: abeam. War channel buoy U: abeam.

1.13 pm: Coquet Light House: Abeam.

1.45 pm: Altered course S8E.

2.25 pm: Passed through entrance.

3.20 pm: Entered dry dock.

9.0 pm: Rear Admiral went ashore


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19 July 1917

In Dry Dock

Newcastle

Lat 54.98, Long -1.53

8 on sick list

8.0 am: Hands mustered for payment.

1 Corporal R.M.L.I. discharged to R.M. Depot Deal.

9.0 am: Starboard Watch landed for long leave. Port Watch employed painting ship.

1.15 pm: Hands employed Painting ship.

2 Firemen discharged ashore.


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20 July 1917

Hebburn-on-Tyne

Lat 54.98, Long -1.53

2 on sick list

9.0 am: 9 men discharged to R.N.B. 4 Firemen discharged to Eagle. 1 Fireman sent to detention. 4 men discharged Salvage. 2 men sent to Hospital.


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21 July 1917

Hebburn-on-Tyne

Lat 54.98, Long -1.53

1 on sick list



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22 July 1917

Hebburn-on-Tyne

Lat 54.98, Long -1.53

1 on sick list

9.0 am: Roman Catholics landed.

10.0 am: Church of England, Presbyterians and Wesleyans landed.

110. am: Roman Catholics returned.

12.10 pm: Church parties returned.

11.10 pm: Escort R.M.L.I. returned on board.


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23 July 1917

Hebburn-on-Tyne

Lat 54.98, Long -1.53

1 on sick list

8.0 am: Hands employed painting and refitting.

1.0 pm: Hands employed painting and refitting ship. Gunners party unfusing A:E: shells.

10.0 pm: 6 Ordinary Seamen, 6 boys, 1 signalman joined from R.N. depot Portsmouth.


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24 July 1917

Hebburn-on-Tyne

Lat 54.98, Long -1.53

1 on sick list

7.0 am: 1 Acting Sergeant R.M.L.I. joined ship.

8.0 am: Hands employed refitting ship.

11.0 am: Hands employed getting meat out of ship.

12.30 pm: Hands employed getting out meat and refitting ship.


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25 July 1917

Hebburn-on-Tyne

Lat 54.98, Long -1.53

2 on sick list

8.0 am: Rounds correct. Hands employed painting and refitting and getting up shells from shellroom.

1.15 pm: Hands employed painting and refitting and as requisite. Dockyardmen working on board.


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26 July 1917

Hebburn-on-Tyne

Lat 54.98, Long -1.53

None on sick list

9.0 am: 6 Trimmers joined ship from H.M.S. Eagle. Hands employed getting in stores, etc.

5.0 pm: 1 Chief Petty Officer discharged to R.N. Barracks Portsmouth.


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27 July 1917

Hebburn-on-Tyne

Lat 54.98, Long -1.53

None on sick list


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28 July 1917

Hebburn-on-Tyne

Lat 54.98, Long -1.53

1 on sick list


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29 July 1917

Hebburn-on-Tyne

Lat 54.98, Long -1.53

None on sick list

1 rating joined ship form RN barracks Portsmouth.

6.0 am: 1 Rating joined ship from R.N. Barracks Portsmouth.

9.15 am: R.C. church party landed.

10.0 am: C. of E. Church party landed.

10.0 am: Wesleyans landed.

10.45 am: R.C.s returned.

Noon: C. of E. and Wesleyans returned.


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30 July 1917

Hebburn-on-Tyne

Lat 54.98, Long -1.53

None on sick list


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31 July 1917

Hebburn-on-Tyne

Lat 54.98, Long -1.53

1 on sick list

10.0 am: Rear Admiral came on board.

11.20 am: Rear Admiral went ashore.

3.0 pm: Admiral Supt. came on board.

Rear Admiral Morgan Singer's Flag struck at sunset.


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LOGS FOR AUGUST 1917


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1 August 1917

Hebburn-on-Tyne

Lat 54.98, Long -1.53

1 on sick list

6.0 am: Dockyard workmen on board.

6.30 pm: One marine left ship for Barracks.


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2 August 1917

Hebburn-on-Tyne

Lat 54.98, Long -1.53

2 on sick list

6.0 am: Dockyard workmen on board.


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3 August 1917

Hebburn-on-Tyne

Lat 54.98, Long -1.53

2 on sick list

7.0 am: Dockyard workmen on board.

8.0 am: Hands employed painting ship.

1.15 pm: Hands employed painting ship.


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4 August 1917

Hebburn-on-Tyne

Lat 54.98, Long -1.53

2 on sick list

6.0 am: Dockyard workmen on board.

8.0 am: Hands taking in stores.

4.0 pm: 4 Stokers joined ship from H.M.S. Eagle.


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5 August 1917

Hebburn-on-Tyne

Lat 54.98, Long -1.53

2 on sick list

9.0 am: R.C.s Landed.

10.0 am: C. of E. and Presbyterians landed.

10.35 am: R.C.s returned.

Noon: C. of E. and Presbyterians returned.


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6 August 1917

Hebburn-on-Tyne

Lat 54.98, Long -1.53

1 on sick list

6.0 am: Dockyard men on board.


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7 August 1917

Hebburn-on-Tyne

Lat 54.98, Long -1.53

2 on sick list

6.0 am: Dockyard workmen on board.

8.0 am: Hands employed taking in ammunition.

1.15 pm: Hands employed getting in stores.


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8 August 1917

Hebburn-on-Tyne

Lat 54.98, Long -1.53

1 on sick list

6.0 am: Dockyard workmen on board.

8.0 am: Hands getting in ammunition.

1.15 pm: Hands painting ship and cleaning out boats.

2.20 pm: Taking in water.


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9 August 1917

Hebburn-on-Tyne

Lat 54.98, Long -1.53

1 on sick list

4.0 am: Rounds correct. Taking in water.

6.0 am: Dockyard workmen on board.

8.0 am: Hands painting ship.

1.15 pm: Hands painting ship and cleaning out boats.


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10 August 1917

Hebburn-on-Tyne

Lat 54.98, Long -1.53

1 on sick list

6.0 am: Dockyard workmen on board.

8.0 am: Hands getting in ammunition and painting ship.

1.15 pm: Hands painting ship.


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11 August 1917

Hebburn-on-Tyne

Lat 54.98, Long -1.53

None on sick list

8.0 am: Men returned from long leave (Port watch)

9.0 am: Starboard watch proceeded on long leave.


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12 August 1917

Hebburn-on-Tyne

Lat 54.98, Long -1.53

1 on sick list

6.0 am: Dockyard workmen on board.

9.0 am: R.C.s landed

10.0 am: C of E and Presbyterians landed.

11.0 am: R.C.s returned.

11.45 am: C of E and Presbyterians returned.


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13 August 1917

Hebburn-on-Tyne

Lat 54.98, Long -1.53

1 on sick list

6.0 am: Dockyard workmen on board.

8.0 am: Hands employed getting in ammunition.

2.0 pm: Warrants No 30 and 31 readout.

Midnight: Rounds and 2 Cell prisoners correct,


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14 August 1917

Hebburn-on-Tyne

Lat 54.98, Long -1.53

1 on sick list

6.0 am: Dockyard workmen on board.

8.0 am: Hands getting in stores.

Dockyardmen stowing cables and anchors.

11.0 am: Commenced flooding the dock.

1.0 pm: Hands employed shifting ship-

1.20 pm: Left dry dock.

2.15 pm: At single anchor in the Tyne.

4.0 pm: Warrant No 32 readout.

6.0 pm: Commenced coaling.

Midnight: Rounds and 3 Cell prisoners correct.


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15 August 1917

Out of Dry Dock

Hebburn-on-Tyne

Lat 54.98, Long -1.53

1 on sick list

6.0 am: Dockyard workmen on board.

8.0 am: Hands getting in stores.

1.0 pm: Hands getting in stores.

Coaling ship.

8.0 pm: Finished coaling for the night.


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16 August 1917

Hebburn-on-Tyne

Lat 54.98, Long -1.53

1 on sick list

5.0 am: Dockyard workmen on board.

6.30 am: Commenced coaling.

8.0 am: Hands painting ship and Fuzing shells.

1.15 pm: Hands getting in stores.

8.0 pm: Finished coaling for the night.


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17 August 1917

Hebburn-on-Tyne

Lat 54.98, Long -1.53

2 on sick list

6.3 am: Commenced coaling.

Dockyard workmen on board.

8.0 am: Hands employed getting in stores.

1.15 pm: Hands employed painting ship.

7.30 pm: Finished coaling for the night.

Midnight: Rounds and 1 cell prisoner correct.


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18 August 1917

Hebburn-on-Tyne

Lat 54.98, Long -1.53

1 on sick list

6.0 am: Dockyard workmen on board.

8.0 am: Starboard watch returned from long leave.

8.0 am: Commenced coaling.

10.0 am: Cook discharged to H.M.S. Eagle.

1.0 pm: Hands painting ship and getting in stores.

Coaling ship.


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19 August 1917

Hebburn-on-Tyne

Lat 54.98, Long -1.53

1 on sick list

6.0 am: Commenced coaling.

8.0 pm: Finished coaling for the night.


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20 August 1917

Hebburn-on-Tyne

Lat 54.98, Long -1.53

3 on sick list

6.0 am: Commenced coaling. Dockyard men working on board.

8.0 am: Hands employed painting ship.

1.0 pm: Hands painting ship.

7.0 pm: One man returned from hospital


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21 August 1917

Hebburn-on-Tyne

Lat 54.98, Long -1.53

4 on sick list

3.0 am: Finished coaling.

5.21 am: Slipped buoys.

5.40 am: Anchored weighed proceeded up river stern first 4 tugs in attendance.

7.5 am: Moored up alongside jetty at Armstrong Naval yard.

2.50 pm: Commenced steam trials.

6.15 pm: Cast off hawsers.

7.30 pm: Passed through break water Altered course East.

7.40 pm: Reduced to 40 revolutions.

8.0 pm: Put clock back to G.M.T.

8.10 pm: Altered course N13E, 3 point Zig-Zag.

9.20 pm: Altered course N6W.

10.0 pm: Altered course N44W.

11.0 pm: Altered course N31W.

11.45 pm: St Abbs Head: abeam, distant 2 3/4 miles.

Midnight: Altered course N66E.


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22 August 1917

From Newcastle-on-Tyne to Patrol

Lat 56.2, Long -2.5

No position in log. Approximate position above based on reference to May Island at 3.16pm.

5 on sick list.

1.5 am: Altered course N66W.

2.0 am: Altered course N76W.

2.0 am: May Island Light: abeam. Altered course N86W.

3.35 am: Altered course N66W.

3.45 am: Altered course N5W.

3.55 am: Stopped.

4.0 am: Let go Port anchor 60 fathoms.

5.30 am: Carried out gun trials.

10.50 am: Anchor aweigh.

11.0 am: Commenced gun trials

11.30 am: Finished gun trials.

11.35 am: Let go anchor 45 fathoms .Anchor bearing unobtainable.

2.0 pm: Anchor weighted + proceeded 70 revolutions. Altered course East.

2.26 pm: 75 revolutions. E 1/2 N

2.31 pm: Passed through boom defence

3.16 pm: May Island Light: abeam.

3.26 pm: Altered course N77E. 10 minutes Zig-Zag.

7.30 pm: Altered course N17E, straight course.


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23 August 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 58.75, Long -5.76

5 on sick list

1.40 am: Altered course N37W.

3.50 am: Increased to 70 revolutions.

4.0 am: Altered course N72W.

6.15 am: Muckle Skerry: abeam.

6.25 am: Altered course N77W. Reduced to 75 revolutions.

6.35 am: Swillie Point: abeam.

6.45 am: Increased to 80 revolutions.

6.58 am: Altered course N82W.

7.0 am: Dunnet Head: abeam.

9.23 am: Ehiten Head: abeam, distant 3 1/2 miles.

10.14 am: Cape Wrath: abeam, 1 3/4 miles.

11.45 am: Altered course N87W, 3 point Zig-Zag.

2.30 pm: Stopped Zig-Zaging.8.0 pm: Reduced to 70 revolutions.

8.30 pm: Reduced to 50 revolutions.

8.35 pm: Altered course N67W.

8.40 pm: Increased to 60 revolutions.

8.50 pm: Reduced to 50 revolutions.

Fog throughout watch.


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24 August 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 60.35, Long -14.53

7 on sick list

5.0 am: Increased to 60 revolutions.

6.30 am: Increased to 65 revolutions and commenced 2 point Zig-Zag.

8.0 am: Altered course N65W.

9.0 am: Reduced to 60 revolutions.

10.45 am: Altered course N28W.

5.5 pm: Challenged H.M.S. Alsatian.

10.30 pm: Sighted S/S.

10.50 pm: Altered course to intercept her.

11.0 pm: Altered course N82W.

11.25 pm: Boarded and allowed to proceed Belgian Relief S/S Gothland, New York to Rotterdam via Halifax with wheat


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25 August 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 62.66, Long -20.68

4 on sick list

5.10 am: Increased to 65 revolutions, commenced 3 point Zig-Zag.

8.0 am: Straight course.

8.30 am: Altered course N17W.

8.30 am: Commenced 2 point Zig-Zag.

8.50 am: Altered course N45E. 55 revolutions.

9.0 am: Altered course N14W.

9.46 am: Rear Admiral Morgan Singer's Flag hoisted.

10.0 am: Increased to 60 revolutions.

10.10 am: Sent official despatches over to H.M.S. Patuca.

10.23 am: Altered course S43W, 3 point Zig-Zag.

4.0 pm: Altered course N30E.

3 point Zig-Zag throughout.

9.30 pm: Reduced to 50 revolutions. Stopped Zig-Zagging.

10.0 pm: Altered course S30W.


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26 August 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 62.68, Long -21.11

5 on sick list.

4.0 am: Altered course N30E.

8.0 am: Increased to 60 revolutions and commenced Zig-Zag.

9.10 am: Sighted land on Starboard Bow. (Iceland)

10.0 am: Altered course S30W. Took soundings.

10.5 am: Divisions.

10.20 am: Church.

Noon: Altered course S60E.

1.0 pm: Altered course N80E.

2.10 pm: Altered course N30E.

2.25 pm: Altered course N80E.

3.15 pm: Altered course West.

4.20 pm: Boarded and allowed to proceed Swedish S/V Volund from Iseifjord to Helsingborg in ballast.

4.44 pm: Altered course S57E.

6.0 pm: Altered course N19E.

7.0 pm: Altered course S39W.

8.0 pm: Altered course S80W.

9.0 pm: Altered course N60E.

10.0 pm: Reduced to 50 revolutions, straight course.

11.0 pm: Altered course S80W. Mean course N80W.


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27 August 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 62.50, Long -21.08

6 on sick list

1.0 pm: Altered course N60W.

3.0 am: Altered course S60W.

4.0 am: Altered course N70W.

5.0 am: Altered course S40E, increased to 60 revolutions and started Zig-Zag.

6.0 am: Altered course N60E. Guns crews exercised.

7.15 am: Altered course S10W to intercept sailing ship.

8.0 am: Altered course S85E. Hands cleaning ship.

9.0 am: Altered course N55E.

9.15 am: Sighted Land: N60E.

9.50 am: Dropped target.

10.0 am: General Quarters. 1" aiming practice.

10.55 am: Picked up target.

11.0 am: Altered course N55E.

11.10 am: Altered course S85E.

11.35 am: Sighted sailing ship: SE.

11.40 am: Altered course S20E.

11.50 am: Increased to 70 revolutions. Altered course N32E straight course.

2.0 pm: Reduced to 60 revolutions.

2.30 pm: Vestmannaeyjar Light House: S84E. Commenced 3 point Zig-Zag.

3.3 pm: North Island: East. South Island: S61E.

6.40 pm: Sighted land: N56W (Fuglasker).

8.0 pm: Altered course S25W.

11.30 pm: Reduced to 50 revolutions, straight course.


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28 August 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 62.91, Long -19.96

6 on sick list

2.30 am: Altered course S79E.

5.0 am: Altered course S39E. Increased to 60 revolutions and commenced 3 point Zig-Zag.

7.0 am: Altered course N61E.

8.15 am: Sighted land: N52E.

9.0 am: S39E.

9.45 am: Divisions and Prayers and dropped target and carried out 1" aiming.

10.37 am: Picked up target.

10.40 am: Altered course S74E.

11.10 am: W Coru Island: N25E.

Noon: Skali Mt: N40E.

1.30 pm: Daymen and boarding boars crews employed as required. Altered course S61W.

2.30 pm: Altered course N39W.

4.0 pm: Altered course N61E.

4.50 pm: Altered course S61W.

7.0 pm: Altered course N39W.

7.15 pm: Stopped ascertain what an object floating was. 3 point Zig-Zag.

9.0 pm: Altered course S61W.

10.0 pm: Altered course N78W.

11.0 pm: Reduced to 50 revolutions, straight course. Guns crews exercised.


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29 August 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 62.85, Long -19.33

12.30 am: Altered course S78E.

Straight course throughout Watch.

4.30 am: Started 3 point Zig-Zag and increased to 60 revolutions.

5.45 am: Sighted land: N45E.

7.0 am: Vestmannaeyjar: N19E. East Rk: N32E.

8.0 am: Vestmanneayjar: N4E.

9.47 am: Dropped target. Altered course N30E.

9.30 am: Marines marching order for quarterly inspection.

9.50 am: Altered course N39W.

10.0 am: 1" aiming practice. Exercised repel submarine attack.

10.30 am: Altered course N45E.

10.52 am: Altered course S87E.

11.20 am: Put official mail on board H.M.S. Artois.

1.30 pm: Altered course S61W, 3 point Zig-Zag.

3.30 pm: Altered course South to intercept S/V.

4.20 pm: Altered course S20E.

4.45 pm: Boarded Danish motor ketch Sjolavan. Vessel sprung a bad leak.

7.15 pm: Took vessel in tow to Reykjanes. Altered course N12W, 40 revolutions.

8.27 pm: Increased to 45 revolutions.

10.0 pm: Reduced to 40 revolutions.


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30 August 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 63.23, Long -22.00

11 on sick list

3.30 am: Sighted land: N10E.

4.50 am: Observed Reyjanes (Reykjanes) Light: N25W.

7.36 am: Reyjanes (Reykjanes) Light House: N45E (true) 4 miles. Altered course N20E.

7.50 am: Cast off tow.

7.55 am: Boarded and allowed to proceed Danish schooner Munnin Reykjavik to Aberdeen cargo Salt fish. Proceeded 3 point Zig-Zag.

10.0 am: Prayers and Divisions. Boarded and allowed to proceed Russian schooner Kursemneeki Reykjavik to any British W.C. Port in ballast. Altered course South 3 point Zig-Zag.

3.30 pm: Altered course N62E.

4.3 pm: Altered course S39E.

6.30 pm: Altered course N62E.

7.5 pm: Altered course S60E.

7.30 pm: Altered course N62E.

8.5 pm: Vestmannaeyjar: N11E.

8.30 pm: Altered course S59E.

9.30 pm: Altered course N79W.

9.38 pm: Vestmannaeyjar Rock: N9W and Patland Light: N51E.

10.27 pm: Vestmannaeyjar Light: N5E.

11.45 pm: Reduced to 50 revolutions.


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31 August 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 62.96, Long -20.00

11 on sick list

5.0 am: Altered course S79W. Increased to 60 revolutions and commenced 3 point Zig-Zag.

9.45 am: Carried out 6" firing.

10.55 am: Altered course S79E.

10.40 am: Altered course S76E (3 degrees for leeway).

1.15 pm: Sighted HM Trawlers Roscoe and Saxon. Altered course S86E

1.35 pm: Doctor proceed on board the Roscoe.

2.20 pm: Altered course N79W.

2.30 pm: Altered course N39W, 60 revolutions, 3 point Zig-Zag.

4.30 pm: Altered course S57W 4 degrees leeway.

5.30 pm: Altered course N43W. Reduced to 55 revolutions.

6.10 pm: Altered course to intercept ship.

6.25 pm: Altered course N82W.

6.55 pm: Boarded and allowed to proceed Norwegian S/S Are, Reykjavik to Fleetwood cargo oil.

7.49 pm: Altered course S30W.

7.55 pm: Stoke Danish S/V Muniun.

8.15 pm: Altered course N79W, 40 revolutions.

8.40 pm: Altered course S60E.

8.50 pm: 50 revolutions.

9.5 pm: Altered course N79W; 40 revolutions.

10.0 pm: Altered course S85E. Reduced to 35 revolutions.

Shipping heavy seas forward.


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LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1917


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1 September 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 63.10, Long -20.10

11 on sick list

3.15 am: Challenged Champagne. Her fate: She was sunk by three torpedoes fired by U 96 near The Calf Of Man. 58 men lost their life. http://www.uboat.net/wwi/ships_hit/1208.html

5.20 am: Received despatches from H.M.S. Champagne.

5.50 am: Altered course N75E, 50 revolutions, 3 point Zig-Zag.

9.15 am: Altered course S78E. Increased to 60 revolutions.

10.0 am: Altered course N78W.

10.40 am: Altered course S87W 3 point Zig-Zag.

Noon: Altered course N84W.

1.15 pm: Altered course S60E.

1.19 pm: Geirfuglasker West Islands: N44 E. Elledaeg: N55 E. Portland.: N88 E.

2.43 pm: Sulnaskier Island: N12 1/2 E. Light House: N22E. West Island: N28E. Portland: N80E.

5.30 pm: Altered course S27W.

5.40 pm: 70 revolutions.

6.15 pm: 60 revolutions. Boarded and allowed to proceed Dutch S/S Schiedijk, New York to Rotterdam via Halifax. General cargo.

6.55 pm: Altered course S39E.

7.0 pm: 70 revolutions. Altered course N55E.

8.25 pm: Received Official mail from H.M.S. Patia.

8.42 pm: Altered course N55W, 3 point Zig-Zag.


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2 September 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Place

Lat 62.85, Long -21.15

13 on sick list

1.0 am: Altered course S84E. Reduced to 45 revolutions, straight course.

2.40 am: Vestmannaeyjar Light: N43E.

5.0 am: Increased to 55 revolutions.

5.10 am: Sighted H.M. Trawlers Rushcoe and Saxon. Altered course N77E.

5.48 am: Put Official mail on board Rushcoe.

6.15 am: Altered course N48W, 60 revolutions, 3 point Zig-Zag.

7.0 am: Altered course S58W.10.20 am: Divine Service.

1.0 pm: Altered course N48W.

3.0 pm: Altered course S58E.

4.0 pm: Altered course S23W.

4.30 pm: Altered course S13W.

4.45 pm: Challenged H.M.S. Patia.

5.0 pm: Altered course S70E.

5.18 pm: Altered course N80E.

5.55 am: Altered course N3W.

7.0 pm: Altered course N83W.

8.0 pm: Altered course N55E, 3 point Zig-Zag.

9.0 pm: Altered course S45E. Lookouts correct.

10.0 pm: Altered course S85E. Reduced to 48 revolutions, straight course.


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3 September 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 62.81, Long -20.35

17 on sick list

2.34 am: Vestmannaeyjar Light: N46E.

4.45 am: Vestmannaeyjar: N1W. Portland: N76E.

4.54 am: Altered course N64E (5 degrees leeway).

5.0 am: Increased to 50 revolutions, 3 point Zig-Zag.

5.50 pm: Vestmannaeyjar Light: N10W. Elledaeg: N10E.

6.0 am: Altered course N40W.

6.55 am: Geifuglasker: N40W.

7.0 am: Altered course S60W.

9.0 am: Altered course N47W.

11.0 am: Altered course S63W.

1.0 pm: Altered course N47W. Daymen and boarding boats crew employed as required.

4.20 pm: Altered course S55W, 3 point Zig-Zag.

6.0 pm: Altered course N58E. Prepared for night defence.

7.0 pm: Altered course S48E.

9.0 pm: Altered course N58E.

10.0 pm: Altered course S85E. Reduced to 48 revolutions.


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4 September 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 62.93, Long -21.00

15 on sick list.

1.30 am: Sighted land.

2.10 am: Vestmannaeyjar Light: N54E.

3.10 am: Geirfuglasker: N23E. Vestmannaeyjar Light: N40E.

4.0 am: Vestmannaeyjar Light N24E. Elliday N32E. Portland Point: N86E. 3 point Zig-Zag throughout.

6.0 am: Increased to 60 revolutions and started wide Zig-Zag. Altered course N48W, 3 point Zig-Zag.

7.0 am: Altered course as 58W.

9.0 am: Altered course N48W.

10.30 am: Inspection of marines kit.

11.0 am: Altered course S58W.

11.40 am: Altered course N82E.

11.55 am: Altered course S55E. Straight course.

1.15 pm: Altered course N30E.

2.0 pm: Altered course S37E.

2.45 pm: Altered course S60E. Sighted H.M. trawlers "Macleny" and "Sitoel".

3.10 pm: Admiral proceed on board trawlers.

3.20 pm: Altered course S5W, 48 revolutions, straight course.

4.35 pm: Admiral returned on board

4.40 pm: 50 revolutions, 3 point Zig-Zag.

5.55 pm: Challenged H.M.S. Patia.


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5 September 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 62.00, Long -18.00

9 on sick list

6.0 am: Altered course N29E, 3 point Zig-Zag. Increased to 55 revolutions. Lookouts correct.

3.0 pm: Sighted land: North.

6.0 pm: Altered course S24W. Prepared for night defence.

6.30 pm: Reduced to 50 revolutions, straight course.

8.0 pm: Increased to 55 revolutions and commenced 3 point Zig-Zag.

9.30 pm: Stopped Zig-Zag. Reduced to 45 revolutions.

10.0 pm: Reduced to 35 revolutions, thick mist.

11.30 pm: Increased to 45 revolutions, mist cleared. Lookouts correct.

Midnight: Altered course S29W. Rounds correct.


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6 September 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 61.96, Long -17.63

11 on sick list.

5.30 am: Commenced 3 point Zig-Zag and increased to 55 revolutions.

6.0 am: Altered course N29E.

8.30 am: Altered course N46W, 55 revolutions, 3 point Zig-Zag.

6.0 pm: ac Prepared for night defence. Altered course S28W.

8.15 pm: Altered course S30W (2 degrees leeway) Secured forward guns and mines put to safe.

10.0 pm: Reduced to 35 revolutions. Altered course S33W (5 degrees leeway).

11.30 pm: Increased to 50 revolutions and commenced 3 point Zig-Zag.


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7 September 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 61.05, Long -16.83

9 on sick list

5.0 am: Increased to 55 revolutions.

Shipping spray forward.

7.30 am: Reduced to 50 revolutions and ceased Zig-Zag.

8.0 am: Increased to 55 revolutions, 3 point Zig-Zag. Altered course S62E.

8.44 am: Sighted S.V. bearing S48E.

9.33 am: Reduced to 50 revolutions.

9.38 am: Altered course N62W.

10.0 am: Altered course S28W.

10.8 am: Sighted H.M.S. Alsatian

10.5 am: Commenced P.2 with Alsatian.

11.9 am: Finished P.2.

11.25 am: Rear Admiral went aboard Alsatian.

11.30 am: Altered course N55W, 60 revolutions.

12.20 pm: Altered course North.

1.45 pm: Closed Alsatian.

2.17 pm: Rear Admiral returned on board.

2.45 pm: Altered course N54E, 60 revolutions, 3 point Zig-Zag.

4.50 pm: Challenged H.M.S. Orcoma.

6.10 pm: Reduced to 55 revolutions. Altered course S61W.

6.30 pm: Altered course S27W.

6.35 pm: Altered course S60W.

7.20 pm: Boarded and allowed to proceed Norwegian S/S Imo (Belgian Relief) New York to Rotterdam with Wheat, called Halifax. Three month later S.S. Imo was involved in a collision with the French S.S. Mont-Blanc, which took fire and caused the largest man made explosion before the age of nuclear weapons. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halifax_Explosion

7.50 pm: Altered course N17E, 55 revolutions, 3 point Zig-Zag.

10.0 pm: Altered course S27W. Reduced to 50 revolutions, straight course.

11.0 pm: Increased to 55 revolutions, commenced 3 point Zig-Zag.


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8 September 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 61.70, Long -16.50

10 on sick list

1.0 pm: Reduced to 50 revolutions and ceased Zig-Zag.

5.0 am: Increased to 60 revolutions and commenced 3 point Zig-Zag.

6.0 am: Altered course N27E. Lookouts correct.

9.0 am: Altered course N22E.

10/30 am: Altered course N22E to intercept S/S.

11.15 am: Boarded and allowed to proceed S/S Gothland (Belgian Relief) from Rotterdam to New York via Halifax in ballast.

Noon: Altered course N60W.

2.30 pm: S33W; 60 revolutions.

3.30 pm: Mines lashed.

4.30 pm: Altered course S46E, 3 point Zig-Zag.10.0 pm: Altered course S30W (5 degrees leeway) and reduced to 50 revolutions, ceased Zig-Zag.

11.0 pm: Altered course S35W (10 degrees leeway).


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9 September 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 60.66, Long -15.00

12 on sick list

4.0 am: Altered course N15W (10 degrees leeway). Rounds correct.

5.30 am: Increased to 55 revolutions, started 3 point Zig-Zag.

8.30 am: Altered course N20E.

10.0 am: Altered course S30W. Divisions.

10.20 am: Divine Service.

Noon: Altered course S32W, 3 point Zig-Zag throughout.

3.30 pm: Altered course S38W.

4.0 pm: Altered course N22W (2 degrees leeway). Evening Quarters.

4.30 pm: Altered course N25E.

9.0 pm: Altered course N86W. Reduced to 50 revolutions.

Midnight: Reduced to 45 revolutions. Rounds correct.


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10 September 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 60.53, Long -15.00

11 on sick list

3.30 pm: Altered course S34E.

5.30 am: Altered course S29W (5 degrees leeway). Increased to 55 revolutions and commenced 3 point Zig-Zag.

8.30 am: Altered course N25E.

9.0 am: Reduced to 50 revolutions and ceased Zig-Zag.

9.10 am: Reduced to 40 revolutions. Quarters, clear guns.

10.15 am: Increased to 55 revolutions and commenced 3 point Zig-Zag.

3.0 pm: Altered course S28W (3 degrees leeway). Shipping light spray forward.

4.30 pm: Altered course S32W (7 degrees leeway).

Pistol Mark I reg No 20649 lost by accident while boarding duties were being carried out.

8.0 pm: Altered course S35W (10 degrees leeway).

9.0 pm: Altered course S40W (6 degrees leeway). Reduced to 48 revolutions, straight course.


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11 September 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 60.48, Long -14.95

8 on sick list

3.0 am: Altered course N86E. Reduced to 40 revolutions.

5.30 am: Increased to 55 revolutions and commenced 3 point Zig-Zag.

9.0 am: Altered course S28W (3 degrees leeway).

9.30 am: Altered course S30W (5 degrees leeway.

11.30 am: Altered course S35W (8 degrees leeway).

3.0 pm: Altered course N15E (10 degrees leeway).

3.10 pm: W/T aerials carried away. Various courses. Wind: 7 Beaufort. Sea: 6 Beaufort.

3.15 pm: reduced to 40 revolutions.

3.30 pm: Reduced to 30 revolutions. Altered course N70W.

6.40 pm: Altered course N30W.


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12 September 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 61.00, Long -15.00

9 on sick list

5.0 am: Altered course N60E.

5.30 am: Increased to 60 revolutions and commenced 3 point Zig-Zag.

Ship: Met: British SS Nyanza

Ship: Met: Dutch SS Hollander

Ship: Met: HM trawlers Macleny & Sitwell

6.0 am: Altered course N70E and increased to 70 revolutions to intercept S/S.

7.0 am: Boarded and allowed to proceed British S/S Nyanza, Brest to Archangel. S.S. Nyanza survived 2 torpedo attacks where she was damaged: The first by U 53 on 9 December 1917 10 miles off the Lizard. 48 lives were lost. The second by UB 40 on 25 February 1918 10 miles off Brighton. 2 lives were lost. http://www.uboat.net/wwi/ships_hit/4499.html

7.42 am: Altered course N75E; 60 revolutions.

8.20 am: Altered course South to intercept S/S.

8.52 am: Boarded and allowed to proceed Dutch S/S Hollandia. From Amsterdam to New York and River Plate via Halifax. General cargo and passengers.

9.38 Altered course : Altered course N56E.

10.23 am: Altered course N80E.

10.32 am: Challenged H.M. Trawlers Macleay and Sitvell, Sent official dispatches to Macleay.

11.9 am: Altered course N26E, 55 revolutions.

1.35 pm: Reduced to 50 revolutions.3.35 pm: Reduced to 30 revolutions.

4.0 pm: Evening Quarters. Altered course S30W (0 degrees leeway).

5.0 pm: Altered course S33W (3 degrees leeway).

6.25 pm: Altered course S30W. Increased to 55 revolutions.

6.30 pm: Commenced 3 point Zig-Zag.

8.30 pm: Reduced to 50 revolutions.

8.30 m: Altered course N38W (4 degrees leeway).

9.30 pm: N40W (6 degrees leeway). Reduced to 30 revolutions.


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13 September 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 60.85, Long -14.83

8 on sick list.

5.0 am: Increased to 55 revolutions and commenced 3 point Zig-Zag.

10.0 am: Altered course S25W, 3 point Zig-Zag.

10.50 am: Altered course S81E. Dead slow to repair aerials

10.50 am: Altered course N65E.

10.55 am: Altered course S30W, 3 point Zig-Zag.

1.0 pm: Altered course S33W (3 degrees leeway).

4.20 pm: Altered course S35W, 50 revolutions, 3 point Zig-Zag (5 degrees leeway).

5.30 pm: Altered course N15E.

7.0 pm: Altered course N18E (7 degrees leeway).9.0 pm: Altered course West and reduced to 30 revolutions, straight course.


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14 September 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 60.20, Long -15.25

9 on sick list

5.0 am: Altered course S34E and commenced 3 point Zig-Zag.

9.0 am: Altered course N18E (2 degrees leeway).

9.25 am: Reduced to 30 revolutions.

10.0 am: Altered course West. General Quarters, out collision mats and abandon ship.

6.0 pm: Altered course East, increased to 40 revolutions, straight course.

9.0 pm: Altered course West. Reduced to 30 revolutions.


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15 September 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 60.11, Long -15.83

12 on sick list

5.0 am: Altered course East.

5.20 am: Increased to 55 revolutions and commenced 3 point Zig-Zag.

9.12 an: Altered course S85W (5 degrees leeway).

11.35 am: Altered course N25W, 70 revolutions to intercept H.M.S. "Champagne".

11.50 am: Altered course N15 W.

11.56 am: Reduced to 50 revolutions.

12.7 pm: Altered course N60W: Increased to 60 revolutions.

12.30 pm 50 revolutions.

12.35 pm: Received Official dispatches from H.M.S. "Champagne".

1.0 pm: Altered course N68E.

4.15 pm: Altered course S74W (4 degrees leeway).

5.50 pm: Sighted S/S: S70W.

5.55 pm: Altered course N78W.

6.25 pm: Altered course N80W.

6.35 pm: Various courses.

7.0 pm: Boarded and allowed to proceed Dutch S/S "Maasland", Buenos Aires to Amsterdam via Gibraltar cargo maize.

7.25 pm: Altered course S50W (3 degrees leeway).

9.0 pm: Reduced 40 revolutions.

9.30 Altered course: N68E.


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16 September 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 60.06, Long -15.90

12 on sick list

5.0 am: Altered course S68W.

5.30 am: Increased to 55 revolutions and commenced 3 point Zig-Zag.10.15 am: Divine Service.12.30 pm: Altered course N68W.

4.25 pm: Altered course S68W.

9.0 pm: Exercised guns crews. Altered course N68E. Reduced to 30 revolutions, 3 point Zig-Zag every 20 minutes.

11.0 pm: Increased to 40 revolutions.


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17 September 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 59.98, Long -16.00

14 on sick list

5.0 am: Altered course S68W. Increased to 60 revolutions, 3 point Zig-Zag.

9.30 am: Dropped target. Altered course S73W.

10.0 am: General Quarters. Carried out 6" heavy firing. Exercised Repel submarine attack, Abandon ship.

10.55 am: Picked up target. Altered course S75W 60 revolutions.

6.0 pm: Altered course S64E. Prepared for night Defence.

9.0 pm: Altered course S25W: Reduced to 40 revolutions, 3 point Zig-Zag every 20 minutes.


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18 September 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 60.75, Long -16.00

12 on sick list

4.30 am: Altered course N65W.

5.0 am: Increased to 60 revolutions.

7.30 am: Rounds correct. Altered course N26E.

8.0 am: Hands cleaning ship. Reduced to 55 revolutions.

1.30 pm: Altered course N64W.

3.0 pm: Challenged H.M.S. "Champagne". Increased to 65 revolutions. Altered course West.

3.20 pm: Reduced to 55 revolutions.

3.30 pm: Altered course N64W.

4.0 pm: Altered course S27W.

7.0 pm: Altered course S30W (3 degrees leeway).

8.0 pm: Altered course S32W (2 degrees leeway).

9.0 pm: Reduced to 50 revolutions, 3 point Zig-Zag every 20 minutes.

10.0 pm: Altered course S64E. Reduced to 40 revolutions.

11.30 pm: Increased to 50 revolutions.


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19 September 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 60.98, Long -15.25

11 on sick list

5.0 am: Altered course N25E; 3 point Zig-Zag (10 minutes). Increased to 60 revolutions.

11.0 am: Altered course N64W: Reduced to 55 revolutions.

2.0 pm: Altered course S30W (4 degrees leeway).

4.30 pm: Altered course S26W.

8.0 pm: Altered course S65E.

Midnight: Altered course S30E (5 degrees leeway) Straight Course. Reduced to 45 revolutions.


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20 September 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 60.38, Long -14.56

11 on sick list

5.30 am: Increased to 55 revolutions and commenced 3 point Zig-Zag.

6.45 am: Altered course S25W.

10.15 am: Rear Admiral's Flag hoisted on board H.M.S. Patuca.

10.30 am: Altered course S25W, 60 revolutions, 3 point Zig-Zag.

11.0 am: Altered course S65E.

Noon: Admiral's Flag hoisted on board. Altered course S43E, 70 revolutions, 3 point Zig-Zag.

3.45 pm: Challenged HMS Alsatian

4.55 pm: Received Official Dispatches from Alsatian and sent official dispatches for Orcoma, one marine joined the ship.

5.2 am: Reduced to 55 revolutions.

5.45 pm: Altered course N55W, commenced 3 point Zig-Zag.

10.0 pm: Reduced 45 revolutions and ceased Zig-Zag.

11.0 pm: Altered course N60W. Rounds and lookouts correct.


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21 September 1917

From Patrol to Liverpool

Lat 58.3, Long -11.0

No noon position. Position above is an approximation only on the track from the patrol area to Liverpool.

11 on sick list

4.30 am: Altered course S65E.

5.30 am: Increased to 60 revolutions, 3 point Zig-Zag.

10.0 am: Altered course S61E (4 degrees leeway).

11.0 am: Altered course S45E. Increased to 80 revolutions, 3 point Zig-Zag.

Noon: Altered course S43E (6 degrees leeway).

1.0 pm: Altered course S39E (10 degrees leeway).

2.10 pm: Exercised submarine defence.

9.0 pm: Altered course S28W.

11.15 pm: Reduced to 75 revolutions. Shipping seas forward.


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22 September 1917

From Patrol to Liverpool

Position at Noon: Lat 56.03, Long -7.45

8 on sick list

4.0 am: Altered course S13E.

5.15 am: Double lookouts.

7.15 am: Altered course S15E.

8.45 am: Sighted lend: S85E.

10.20 am: Altered course S25E.

11.130 am: Sighted Skerryvore Light House: S86E

11.30 am: Altered course S6E and commenced 3 point Zig-Zag every 20 minutes.

2.30 pm: 3 point Zig-Zag every 10 minutes. Oversay Light: abeam.

3.45 pm: Increased to 80 revolutions.

4.18 pm: Entered Rathlin sound.

4.40 pm: Left Rathlin sound.

4.55 pm: Altered course S19E. Commenced 3 point Zig-Zag.

6.30 pm: Maidens Light buoy: abeam. Altered course S2W.

7.40 pm: Altered course South.

8.15 pm: Skulmartin Light: abeam 2 miles.

8.44 pm: South Rock: abeam 3 miles.

9.30 pm: St. Johns Point: abeam 3 miles.

10.0 pm: Chicken Rock Light: abeam.

10.40 pm: Chicken Rock Light: N79E. St. Johns Point: N6W.

11.55 pm: Rockabill: abeam 18 1/2 miles.


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23 September 1917

From Patrol to Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

No position in log. Position above is for Liverpool at 1.53pm.

6 on sick list

12.30 am: Altered course S63E.

1.0 am: Sighted Skerries and South Stack Light. Altered course S80E.

2.10 am: Sighted Lynas Point Light.

2.40 am: Altered course S58E. Sighted Great Ormes Head.

3.0 am: Reduced to 75 revolutions. Lookouts correct.

4.10 am: Reduced to 65 revolutions.

4.20 am: Altered course S88E.

5.0 am: Increased to 75 revolutions.

5.35 am: Decreased to 60 revolutions.

5.40 am: Increased to 75 revolutions.

5.50 am: 56 revolutions.

6.0 am: Picked up pilot.

6.10 am: Proceeded 75 revolutions. Formby Light: abeam.

6.26 am: Crosby Light: abeam.

6.50 am: Stopped off New Brighton.

7.0 am: Dropped anchor 60 fathoms cable 13 fathoms.

12.53 pm: Anchor aweigh.

1.40 pm: Tugs made fast.

1.53 pm: Entered dock entrance.

2.10 pm: Entered Canada dock.

2.40 pm: Proceeded.

3.20 pm: Tied up in Laughton Dock.

5.0 pm: Entering Alexandra Basin.

5.25 pm: Tied up in berth Alexandra No.1.

9.20 pm: 1 Cook put under sentry charge.


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24 September 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

4 on sick list

8.0 am: Hands employed as required.

11.30 am: Port Watch proceeded on long leave.

1.0 pm: Depth charges and pistols tested. Hands employed as required.

4.0 pm: Evening Quarters. Warrant No 33 read.

5.0 pm: Hands getting in stores.

6.0 pm: Two ratings discharged on shore and 2 to hospital.


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25 September 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

2 on sick list

am: Dockyard workmen on board.

6.45 am: Hands employed shifting ship.

8.0 am: Coal lighters alongside.

8.20 am: 9 Ratings discharged to R.N. Barracks Portsmouth.

8.45 am: Commenced coaling.

9.0 am: S. Wath, G Mabbett, W. Goodfellow, J. Summers, J. Ward, J. Gordon, Able seamen, A. Freeman, E. Parsons and C. Way, Ordinary Seamen all discharged to RN Barracks Portsmouth.

10.30 am: Commenced coaling.

3.51 pm: 1 Rating joined ship from H.M.S. Eagle.

H. Neireny, second Baker, H. Hodgson, D. Ryan, Trimmers and W. Welch, Greaser discharged. G. Wetton, Baker joined from Eagle.

9.30 pm: Finished coaling for the night.


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26 September 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

2 on sick list

8.0 am: Hands employed getting baggage ashore. 1 R.N.R. Rating discharged to R.N. Barracks Portsmouth.

J. Goss, Donkeyman discharged to Sick Quarters Liverpool. P. Kirwan, Seaman R.N.R. to R.N.B. Portsmouth.

11.30 am: Transferred lighters.

2.45 pm: Commenced coaling.

5.0 pm: Liberty men landed.

6.0 pm: G. Gordon, Greaser, N. Morrow and H. V. Frisk Trimmers joined from H.M.S. Eagle.

8.0 pm: Dockyard workmen on board.


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27 September 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

2 on sick list

6.40 am: Hands employed shifting ship for coal lighters to come alongside.

8.0 am: Dockyard workmen on board.

8.30 am: Hands shifting ship.

9.50 am: Hands employed getting in sand.

1.0 pm: Hands employed getting in sand.

8.0 pm: Dockyard working on board.


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28 September 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

None on sick list

4.0 am: Dockyard workmen on board.

8.0 am: Hands getting in sand. First leave returned.

1.0 pm: Hands refitting and painting.

Shore labour coaling ship.

5.0 pm: Liberty men landed.

W. Norris, J. Whale, C. W. Watson, S. Ballif, J. Booth, F. A. Archer, all Boys, A.A. Durer, D. Wolf, U.H. Smith, J. Smart and S. Odgen all Ordinary Seamen joined from Haslar Camp.

8.30 pm: 11 Ratings joined from R.N. Barracks Portsmouth.

10.0 pm: Stopped coaling for the night.


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29 September 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

None on sick list

1.0 pm: W. Fergusson, Carpenter Mate joined from H.M.S. "Eagle".

4.0 pm: Stopped coaling till Monday.

6.0 pm: 1 Carpenter joined ship.


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30 September 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

None on sick list

9.30 am: Landed Roman Catholics

10.15 am: Divisions C. of E. landed, Presbyterians landed.

11.0 am: R.C.s returned.

11.30 am: C. of E. returned.

12.45 pm: Presbyterians returned.

5.0 pm: No 7 filled.


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LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1917


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1 October 1917

Alexandra Dock, B.I. Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

None on sick list

4.0 am: Dockyard men working.

6.0 am: Called hands.

6.30 am: Hands fall in and shift ship.

7.45 am: Breakfast.

9.0 am: Hands employed getting in stores and painting ship.

Noon: Dinner.

1.0 pm: Hands employed getting in stores and as requisite.

4.0 pm: Hands to tea.

9.0 pm: Coal lighters left. Hauled ship alongside.


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2 October 1917

Alexandra Dock, I. Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

None on sick list

9.0 am: 1 Marine ( ) joined ship for passage to H.M.S. Ebro.

10.0 am: Assistant Clerk Brokenshire joined ship for passage to H.M.S. Alsatian.

1.0 pm: Hands employed cleaning ship and taking in stores.

W. Fergusson, Carpenter Mate, H. Nixon, Assistant Steward, G. Callahan and H. Cottam, Trimmers joined ship from "Eagle".

7.0 pm: Steward M. Harlow discharged to hospital Liverpool.

9.30 pm: H. Mitchell, W.H. Thompson, H. Russel, E. Melia, W, Milne, Trimmers joined from Eagle. Ordinary Seaman S. Smith, Ordinary Telegraphist joined ship from Haslar Camp.

Rear Admiral came on board.

S. Smith Ordinary Telegraphist joined ship from "Teutonic".


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3 October 1917

At anchor in Mersey.

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

None on sick list

7.55 am: Pilot came on board.

7.30 am: All leave expired.

8.15 am: Singled ship fore and aft. 4 tugs in attendance.

8.35 am: Cast off and proceeded to Canada Basin.

10.0 am: Entered lock.

10.30 am: Left lock.

11.35 am: Let go port anchor 60 fathoms cable.

1.50 pm: Let go Starboard anchor 45 fathoms and veered to 75 on Port cable.

A. Stevens, Signalman discharged to R.N.B. Devonport. Wm. Morrison, Able Seaman R.N.V.R. discharged to H.M.S. Teutonic. Ernest Young, Steward discharged to Sick Quarters Liverpool.

5.20 pm: Challenged H.M.S. Cornwall.

7.55 pm: Cable stations to drop Starboard anchor. G. Doherty, Engineer Storekeeper joined from Eagle. Veered on Starboard cable.

8.15 pm: Veered to 75 fathoms port, 45 fathoms starboard.

10.30 pm: Engineer Sub Lieutenant Jones joined ship.

11.0 pm: H.M.S. Cornwall weighted and proceeded in to dock.


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4 October 1917

At anchor in Mersey

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

None on sick list

12.30 am: Hove in starboard anchor.

1.10 am: Vessel started to swing to ebb tide.

3.20 am: Veered out port. 75 fathoms.

7.0 am: Hove Port cable to 60 fathoms.

8.0 am: Anchor bearings verified. S.B.C.

J. Ryan and L. Birrel, Trimmers discharged to Eagle.

9.10 am: American T.B.D's Jenkins and Wainwright and 2 others passed outward bound.

9.20 am: Starboard anchor dropped, 30 fathoms and 75 fathoms Port.

10.20 am: T.B.D. Avon passed outward bound.

12.10 pm: Cornwall hove up and proceeded to Dock.

12.45 pm: H.M.S. Teutonic proceeded from Canada dock and anchored.

1.15 pm: H.M.S. Cornwall entered dock.

2.0 pm: Hove up Starboard anchor and proceeded to sea.

3.0 pm: Dropped Pilot off Formby Light Vessel and proceeded 45 revolutions.

3.10 pm: Increased to 70 revolutions.

3.17 pm: Passed Bar Light Vessel.

4.34 pm: Ormes Head buoy: abeam. Altered course N59W.

5.8 pm: Altered course N37W.

5.28 pm: Point Lynas: abeam 2 1/4 miles. Altered course N70W.

6.15 on; Skerries: abeam 2 miles.

6.20 pm: Commenced to zig-zag (3 point).

6.25 pm: Passed Skerries Light.

6.30 pm: Passed Holyhead Light.

7.0 pm: Ceased zig-zag.

7.0 pm: Altered course N70W. Streamed log.

8.20 pm: Altered course N24E.

8.30 pm: log line and rotator lost.

9.0 pm: Rockabell Light: abeam. Commenced 2 point zig-zag.

11.2 pm: Altered course N26E.

11.30 pm: Altered course N28E.

11.45 pm: 65 revolutions.

11.55 pm: 85 revolutions.


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5 October 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 56.88, Long -6.71

None on sick list

12.25 am: South Rock Light Vessel: abeam. Altered course North. Mew Island: N.

12.58 am: Skulmartin: abeam.

1.34 am: Mew Island: abeam. Altered course N11W.

2.0 am: Black Head: abeam.

2.15 am: Altered course N13W.

2.38 am: Maidens Light House: abeam.

2.42 am: Maidens buoy: W.

2.55 am: Sighted Altercarry Light: N12W.

3.0 am: Reduced to 75 revolutions.

4.0 am: Reduced to 60 revolutions.

4.20 am: Altered course N20W. Altercarry Light: abeam.

6.0 am: Altered course N13E. 70 revolutions.

6.30 am: Commenced 2 point zig-zag. Increased to 75 revolutions.

8.7 am: Dubh Artach Light House: abeam 1 mile. Altered course N10E. 22 degrees zig-zag.

9.40 am: Searnish Light: abeam. Altered course N70E.

9.55 am: 80 revolutions.

10.0 am: Altered course N72E.

10.30 am: Coll buoy: abeam.

10.34 am: Altered course N45E.

10.55 am: Cairns of Coll: abeam.

11.0 am: Altered course N23W. 22 degrees zig-zag.

12.17 pm: Oigh Skeir Light House: abeam 5 1/2 miles.

1.19 pm: Altered course N11W.

1.29 pm: Altered course N19E.

2.8 pm: Altered course N39E.

3.0 pm: Altered course N49E.

4.20 pm: Altered course N65E.

4.30 pm: Glass Island Light House: abeam 3/4 mile. Altered course N67E.

5.35 pm: Altered course N65E. Heboch Head Light House: abeam 1 1/4 miles.

6.40 pm: Tiulpan Light House: abeam 7 1/2 miles.

7.10 pm: Altered course N19E. Tiulpan Light bore N70W.

8.15 pm: Butt of Lewis: abeam 14 1/2 miles.

8.45 pm: Reduced to 75 revolutions.

8.55 pm: Altered course N58W.

9.0 pm: Altered course N54W. 4 degrees leeway.

9.46 pm: Butt of Lewis: abeam bearing S36W. Rivets loose in forward peak port side.

10.35 pm: Slow both. Altered course N87W.

10.55 pm: Half ahead both. Altered course N58W.

11.0 pm: Commenced 2 point zig-zag.


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6 October 1917

Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 59.86, Long -11.60

None on sick list

4.0 am: S:B.C. and safely stowed. Altered course N53W allowing 4 degrees leeway. Rounds correct.

6.0 am: 33 degrees zig-zag.

8.30 am: Altered course N56W. Hands employed cleaning ship.

11.0 am: Altered course N34W.

1.0 pm: Altered course N20W.

11.0 pm: Starboard leg.

1.20 pm: Sighted two trawlers N by E, and continued on starboard leg.

1.30 pm: Altered course N23E to intercept.

1.50 pm: Stopped and boarded trawler Queen Alexandra from Iceland fishing ground bound for Fleetwood.

2.10 pm: Picked up boat. Shaped course N16W, 2 point zig-zag. 75 revolutions.

4.15 pm: Hands to tea. Sighted H.M.S. Alsatian

5.52 pm: Altered course N29E.

6.0 pm: Altered course N27W.

6.3 pm: Reduced to 50 revolutions.

6.5 pm: Stop both; hoisted in Alsatian's boat.

6.44 pm: Stop both to lower "Orvieto's" and "Alsatian's" boats to take dispatches to "Alsatian".

7.12 pm: Hoisted boat and proceeded.

7.12 pm: Reduced to 30 revolutions.

7.18 pm: Altered course N85W.

7.55 pm: 40 revolutions port, 30 starboard.

8.10 pm: Altered course West.

8.50 pm: Increased to 45 revolutions.

10.10 pm: Depth charges at safe and secured.

11.5 pm: Altered course S70W.

11.25 pm: Altered course S60W. 10-15 degrees leeway.


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7 October 1917

At Sea

Position at Noon: Lat 60.15, Long -17.66

None on sick list

1.15 am: Reduced to 40 revolutions.

4.0 am: S.B.C. and safely stowed. Altered course S75W allowing 5 degrees leeway.

6.0 am: Altered course N31W. 3 degrees leeway. Commenced 33 degrees zig-zag.

8.30 am: Altered course N31W. 60 revolutions. 22 degrees zig-zag every 10 minutes.

10.0 am: Divisions. Reduced to 22 degrees zig-zag every 20 minutes.

10.20 am: Divine Service.

11.30 am: Reduced to 55 revolutions. Steered a straight course.

Noon: Dinner. Altered course N33W.

.115 pm: Altered course N30W. 55 revolutions (3 degrees leeway).

8.0 pm: S.B.C and safely stowed. Reduced to 40 revolutions.

8.18 pm: Altered course N29W. 2 degrees leeway.

11.7 pm: Altered course N29W. 2 degrees leeway.

11.58 pm: Reduced to 35 revolutions.


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8 October 1917

At Sea

Position at Noon: Lat 62.06, Long -28.13

None on sick list

7.30 am: Commenced 3 point zig-zag. Altered course N24W.

9.30 am: Steered straight course, N24W.

11.30 am: Altered course N6W.

Noon: Altered course N18E.

12.30 m: S.B.C: 4 degrees leeway.1.30 m: R.N.V.R. training class to instruction.

2.0 pm: Altered course N26W.6.0 pm: Altered course N8E.

9.30 pm: Altered course N25E.

10.0 pm: Altered course N28E. 3 degrees leeway.

11.15 pm: Altered course N30E. 5 degrees leeway.

Midnight: Altered course N40E. 8 degrees leeway.


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9 October 1917

At Sea

Position at Noon: Lat 65.41, Long -24.96

None on sick list

6.15 am: Altered course N37E (5 degrees leeway).

8.15 am: Altered course N34E.

9.5 am: Altered course N38E.

9.25 am: Altered course N40E.

10.0 am: Physical drill. Marines to arm inspection and infantry drill. Hands employed refitting and as required.

10.45 am: Altered course N42E.

Noon: Dinner. Altered course N38E.

3.5 pm: Altered course N71E.

4.0 pm: Evening Quarters. Hands prepared for night defence. Altered course N50E to intercept S.V. Sigurfari, Danish fishing vessel Lat 66 2 N, 24 10 W.

4.15 pm: Stopped and lowered boat. Vessel allowed to proceed.

4.45 pm: Set course N71E. 50 revolutions.

5.55 pm: Altered course N70E.

8.15 pm: Altered course S66E.


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10 October 1917

At Sea

Position at Noon: Lat 66.96, Long -16.81

None on sick list

7.25 am: Meuenklint Rock: abeam, distant 6 miles.

8.0 am: Altered course S56E.

8.20 am: Altered course S54E.

10.5 am: Boys to school and seamanship. Training classes to instruction. Remainder of hands employed cleaning ship.

11.30 am: Altered course S30E.

12.2 pm: Sighted smoke. Altered course S60E.

12.20 pm: Challenged H.M.S. "Ebro".

3.15 pm: Asmundastadar Ayr (Asmundarstadhaey): abeam 17 miles

4.10 pm: Sighted Langanaes Light House: abeam bearing S67W 6 1/2 miles.

6.30 pm: Altered course S10E.

8.30 pm: Altered course S9E.


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11 October 1917

At Sea

Position at Noon: Lat 64.38, Long -13.28

None on sick list

4.0 am: Altered course S40W.

6.30 am: Increased to 40 revolutions.

7.0 am: Altered course S42W.

9.13 am: Skruden Island: abeam.

9.45 am: Altered course S48W.

9.49 am: Altered course S54W.

10.10 am: Hands cleaning. R.N.V.R. training class to instruction in 6" gun drill.

10.19 am: Shruden Island: N10W. Havalsbak: N85W. Ships head: S54W.

10.31 am: Altered course S41W.

10.32 am: Skruden bearing N5W. Havalsbak bearing N49W.

Noon: Dinner. 6" gun's crew of watch holystoning decks.

3.30 pm: Altered course S38W, allowing 3 degrees leeway.

5.0 pm: Altered course S36W. 5 degrees leeway.

7.0 pm: Altered course S31W. 10 degrees leeway.

8.5 pm: Altered course S34W. 7 degrees leeway.

11.20 pm: Port engine 55 revolutions. Starboard engine 45 revolutions.


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12 October 1917

At Sea

Position at Noon: Lat 60.83, Long -15.30

None on sick list

8.0 am: Reduced starboard engine to 40 revolutions.

9.15 am: Reduced starboard engine to 35 revolutions.

9.25 am: Stop starboard engine.

Noon: Dinner. Brought ship's head to wind. Ship's head NE. Reduced port engine to 40 revolutions.

12.20 pm: Increased to 50 revolutions, port.

12.25 pm: Port 45 revolutions.

1.0 pm: Port 50 revolutions.

3.0 pm: Stop port engine. 50 revolutions starboard.

3.10 pm: 50 revolutions port. Stop starboard engine.

7.10 pm: Reduced port to 45 revolutions.

7.20 pm: 40 pot.

7.50 pm: 45 port.

9.0 pm: Reduced to 30 revolutions, both engines.

9.15 pm: Altered course N45E.

Midnight: S.B.C. and safely stowed. Altered course N35E.


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13 October 1917

At Sea

Position at Noon: Lat 61.30, Long -14.23

None on sick list

1.30 am: 35 revolutions, starboard engine.

3.0 am: 30 revolutions starboard engine.

3.40 am: Altered course N80 E.

3.45 am: Increased to 50 revolutions both.

7.0 am: Altered course Head to wind and sea NE by N. reduced to 30 revolutions.

8.0 am: Altered course N20E.

9.10 am: 35 revolutions port, 30 revolutions starboard engine.

9.20 am: 45 revolutions port, stop starboard.4.30 pm: Altered course N65E. Stop port. 45 revolutions starboard.

6.0 pm: Altered course N60E.

9.30 pm: 45 revolutions both. Altered course S76W.

9.40 pm: Steady on course S76W. Cleared away 6" gun.


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14 October 1917

At Sea

Position at Noon: Lat 60.56, Long -14.38

None on sick list.

3.0 am: Altered course S44E. Reduced to 40 revolutions.

6.20 am: Sighted H.M.S. Alsatian and challenged.

6.55 am: Increased to 60 revolutions.

7.5 am: Altered course S67E 2 point zig-zag.

8.245 am: Altered course S15E.

8.30 pm: Altered course S67E.

8.40 am: Altered course S14W.

9.15 am: Rear Admiral boarded Alsatian.

9.16 am: Reduced to 55 revolutions.

9.35 am: Increased to 60 revolutions. Altered course S45W.

10.0 am: Reduced to 55 revolutions. Closed Alsatian.

10.30 am: Admiral returned

10.45 am: Altered course N29W.

11.0 am: Divine Service.

3.40 pm: Steered straight course.

4.20 pm: Altered course N44W. Sighted H.M.S. Ebro.

4.35 pm: Altered course N15E.

11.0 Divine Service

5.20 pm: Stopped. Sent official dispatches in "Ebro's" boat.

5.25 pm: 50 revolutions both.

5.40 pm: S35E (3 point zig-zag.

5.57 pm: Altered course N35W.

6.35 pm: Altered course S34E.

7.0 pm: Altered course S28E.

7.30 pm: Reduced to 40 revolutions and steered straight course..

8.45 pm: Altered course S42E, allowing 3 degrees leeway.

11.0 pm: Altered course N80E. 3 degrees leeway. Reduced to 30 revolutions.

11.20 pm: Starboard 40 revolutions. Port 30 revolutions.


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15 October 1917

At Sea

Position at Noon: Lat 60.91, Long -14.91

None on sick list

3.0 am: Altered course N75W. Port 40, starboard 30 revolutions.

3.30 am: Altered course N80W. 5 degrees leeway.

3.50 am: Port 45 revolutions.

5.0 am: Depth charges put to "safe", and lashed. All guns secured.

6.0 am: Port 50 revolutions.

7.5 am: Turned ship round head to wind and sea, -S5W. Port engine stop. 45 revolutions starboard.

10.5 am: Slow ahead both. 30 revolutions. Red watch to inspection of kit. Remainder of hands employed as required.

10.55 am: Altered course S5E.

11.11 am: Altered course S10E.

2.0 pm: Altered course S85E. Increased to 40 revolutions. 2 point zig-zag.

3.0 pm: Increased to 45 revolutions.

5.30 pm: Altered course N85W.

7.30 pm: Reduced to 30 revolutions, and steered straight course.

8.30 pm: Altered course S85E.


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16 October 1917

At Sea

Position at Noon: Lat 60.81, Long -15.33

None on sick list.

12.30 am: Altered course N85W.

6.40 am: Increased to 50 revolutions and commenced 3 point zig-zag.

9.47 am: Dropped target.

9.55 am: Exercised action.

10.5 am: Exercise out port collision mat. 1" and 4.5" aiming practice with port guns.

10.30 am: Out starboard collision mat.

10.40 am: secure. In target, Course S85E, 55 revolutions. 4 point zig-zag.

1.30 pm: Gunnery training classes at instruction. Red Watch received winter clothing. 45 zig-zag every 30 minutes throughout watch.

5.30 pm: Altered course N85W. 45 degrees zig-zag.

7.0 pm: Ceased zig-zag and reduced to 30 revolutions. Course N85W.


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17 October 1917

At Sea

Position at Noon: Lat 61.05, Long -14.00

None on sick list

2.0 am: Altered course N82W: 3 degrees leeway.

3.0 am: Altered course S85E.

6.50 am: Increased to 55 revolutions. Commenced 33 degrees zig-zag. Hands called.

9.40 am: Stopped and dropped target.

10.45 am: Hoisted target inboard.

10.50 am: Set course S85E. 45 degrees zig-zag every 20 minutes.

Noon: Altered course N74W. Dinner.

2.15 pm: Sighted trawlers "Rushcoe" and "St. Denis".

2.55 pm: Stop

2.58 pm: Lowered boat and transferred mails to "Rushcoe".

3.5 pm: Boat returned.

3.10 pm: Altered course S82W. 33 revolutions.

6.30 pm: Altered course S85W, allowing 3 degrees leeway.

6.50 pm: Straight course and reduced to 30 revolutions.

8.15 pm: Ship sighted bearing Red 120. Altered course N22W to intercept steamer.

8.40 pm: 70 revolutions.

9.30 pm: Lowered boat to board "Hebe" of Amsterdam, Lisbon to Amsterdam cargo general.

9.55 pm: Boat returned. Set course S80W. 30 revolutions.


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18 October 1917

At Sea

Position at Noon: Lat 60.98, Long -14.40

None on sick list

6.30 am: Increased to 55 revolutions, 3 point zig-zag every 20 minutes.

8.30 am: Altered course S60W. 60 revolutions. Steered straight course.

9.25 am: Stopped and lowered target.

10.0 am: Carried out 6" and 6 pdr firing.

11.15 am: Picked up target.

11.20 am: Steady on course S60W.

12.46 pm: Hard Q. starboard.

12.52 pm: Altered course S89E.

1.30 pm: Commenced 22 degrees zig-zag.

4.30 pm: Challenged H.M.S. "Hildebrand".

4.40 pm: Altered course S17E.

5.0 pm: Altered course South.

5.4 pm: Stopped an lowered boat for dispatches, and 4 ratings from "Hildebrand".

5.25 pm: Boat hoisted.

5.30 pm: Course N51W, 33 degrees zig-zag.

7.0 pm: Reduced to 30 revolutions. Steered straight course.

9.15 pm: Increased to 35 port, 25 revolutions starboard.

9.21 pm: Increased to 40 revolutions on port engine.


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19 October 1917

At Sea

Position at Noon: Lat 60.58, Long -15.23

None on sick list.

6.0 am: 45 revolutions port. 25 revolutions starboard.

7.15 am: Altered course N56W. Allowing 8 degrees leeway. Steered straight course.

8.0 am: Altered course South.

2.0 pm: Increased to 40 revolutions. Altered course West.

2.30 pm: Altered course South.

3.0 pm: Altered course West.

3.30 pm: Altered course South.

4.0 pm: Evening Quarters. Altered course NE.

4.0 pm: Increased to 50 revolutions and commenced 4 point zig-zag.

7.0 pm: Straight course.

7.45 pm: Reduced to 30 revolutions.

8.0 pm: S.B.C. and safely stowed. Altered course S85E.


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20 October 1917

At Sea

Position at Noon: Lat 60.70, Long -15.66

None no sick list.

1.0 am: Altered course N85W. 45 degrees zig-zag every 1/2 hour.

6.31 am: Increased to 55 revolutions. Commenced 3 point zig-zag every 10 minutes.

9.0 am: Altered course N88W. 3 degrees leeway.

9.30 am: Tested depth charges.

11.30 am: Altered course 16 points to Port (Course S85E).

6.0 pm: Altered course N85W.

7.0 pm: Reduced to 30 revolutions. Straight course.

11.5 pm: Various courses to intercept steamer.

11.10 pm: 60 revolutions.

Midnight: Lowered boat.


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21 October 1917

At Sea

Position at Noon: Lat 60.83, Long -15.00

None on sick list

12.35 am: Boat returned. Ship. Ministre de Smith de Nasyer (Belgian Relief) Rotterdam to Halifax, allowed to proceed.

12.40 am: Set Course S75E. 30 revolutions, straight course.

7.0 am: Altered course N85W. 55 revolutions. 3 point zig-zag.

9.0 am: Altered course N87W. Allowing 2 degrees leeway.

11.0 am: Altered course N89W. Allowing 4 degrees leeway.

11.4 am: Reduced to 50 revolutions.

Noon: Dinner. Altered course S89W. 6 degrees leeway.

2.30 pm: Altered course S85W. Steered straight course.

4.0 pm :S.B.C. Brought ship's head to wind and sea. Reduced to 30 revolutions.

6.10 pm: Altered course S70W.

6.25 pm: Altered course N55W.


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22 October 1917

At Sea

Position at Noon: Lat 60.88, Long -14.30

None on sick list

4.0 am: Altered course S65E. S.B.C. and safely stowed.

7.0 am: Increased to 55 revolutions and commenced 33 degrees zig-zag.

9.30 am: Altered course S85E.

9.50 am: Altered course West. Reduced to 50 revolutions.

10.0 am: Reduced to 45 revolutions.

10.15 am: Reduced to 40 revolutions.

12.30 pm: Reduced to 30 revolutions.

3.50 pm: 35 revolutions port engine.

6.0 pm: 35 revolutions starboard. 30 revolutions port.

7.40 pm: 40 starboard. 25 revolutions port.


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23 October 1917

At Sea

Position at Noon: Lat 61.10, Long -15.40

None on sick list

2.30 am: Altered course N33W.

8.0 am: Altered course N66W. (30 revolutions port, 30 starboard).

9.45 am: Marines inspection of marching kit.

11.50 am: 30 revolutions both engines.

4.0 pm: Prepared for night defence. S.B.C. and safely stowed. Turned vessel back to course S65E and increased to 50 revolutions.

7.0 pm: Altered course N22W. Reduced to 30 starboard, 25 revolutions port.

7.20 pm: 25 port, 35 starboard.

7.45 pm: 45 starboard. Altered course N35W.

8.0 pm: 40 revolutions starboard, 25 revolutions port.

8.15 pm: 35 revolutions starboard, 25 revolutions port.

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24 October 1917

At Sea

Position at Noon: Lat 61.71, Long -15.61

None on sick list

3.0 am: Wind and sea moderating.

4.0 am: S.B.C. and safely stowed. Increased to 30 revolutions port, reduced to 30 revolutions starboard.

7.0 am: Altered course N84E. Increased to 50 revolutions.

8.30 am: Reduced to 30 revolutions. Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.0 am: Increased to 50 revolutions.

9.20 am: Altered course N46E,

10.35 am: Sighted ship. Altered course N35E to intercept S.S. Vinstra.

10.55 am: Sighted second ship.

11.27 Altered course N30E to intercept H.M.S. Ebro.

Noon: Dinner. Altered course N85E. Challenged Ebro.

1.0 pm: Rendezvous Ebro. Lowered boat to take dispatches.

1.16 pm: Picked up boat.

1.17 pm: Altered course S22E 50 revolutions.

4.15 pm: Altered course S23E.

6.28 pm: Altered course S30E.

7.0 pm: Reduced to 40 revolutions.

10.0 pm: Altered course N85W. Reduced to 30 revolutions.

10.45 pm: Altered course N82W. Allowing 3 degrees leeway.

11.30 pm: Altered course N80W. Allowing 5 degrees leeway.


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25 October 1917

At Sea

Position at Noon: Lat 60.80, Long -15.38

None on sick list

1.30 am: Altered course N70W. 15 degrees leeway.

3.15 am: Challenged H.M.S. Ebro.

7.15 am: Breakfast.

Heavy westerly swell. Straight course throughout watch.

9.0 am: Altered course N82W. 3 degrees leeway.

9.55 am: Altered course N87W 5 degrees leeway. Physical drill.

10.0 am: Training classes to instruction. Hands employed cleaning ship an as required. Boys to school and seamanship.

1.0 pm: Daymen and Boarding Boat Crew refitting. Altered course S78E. 45 revolutions.

7.0 pm: Altered course N52W.

Midnight: Reduced to 30 revolutions. S.B.C: and stowed.


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26 October 1917

At Sea

Position at Noon: Lat 61.48, Long -14.82

None on sick list

1.0 am: Altered course N49W: 3 degrees leeway.

3.20 am: Altered course N46W. 6 degrees leeway. 35 starboard, 25 revolutions port.

3.25 am: 40 revolutions both.

3.35 am: Altered course N72E. 5 degrees leeway.

7.0 am: Altered course N55E. 12 degrees leeway.

10.0 am: Training Classes to instruction. Sighted vessel bearing N35W.

10.2 am: Challenged H.M.S. Changuinola..

10.3 am: Altered course N23E 50 revolutions.

10.40 am: Sent boat away for dispatches.

11.10 am: Boat returned. Proceeded, 41 revolutions.

11.57 am: Altered course S40E. 9 degrees leeway.

3.30 pm: Altered course S36E. 5 degrees leeway.

5.0 pm: Altered course N85W.

5.45 pm: Altered course N80W. 5 degrees leeway.

7.10 pm: Reduced to 30 revolutions.

10.0 pm: 3 point zig-zag. Increased to 40 revolutions.


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27 October 1917

At Sea

Position at Noon: Lat 60.98, Long -14.13

None on sick list

2.0 am: Altered course East. 5 degrees leeway. Reduced to 30 revolutions and ceased zig-zag.. Rounds correct.

5.40 am: Altered course S85E.

6.15 am: Exercised gun's crew. Cleared away all guns and depth charges.

7.0 am: Commenced 4 point zig-zag. Increased to 50 revolutions.

9.30 am: Altered course NE. Reduced to 30 revolutions. Straight course. Tested depth charges.8.0 pm: S.B.C. Altered course N by W.

10.30 pm: Altered course S85W. Starboard 40 revolutions. Port 30 revolutions.


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28 October 1917

At Sea

Position at Noon: Lat 61.08, Long -13 85

None on sick list

1.50 am: Reduced to 30 revolutions.

5.45 am: Lookouts correct.

6.30 am: Altered course S85E. Increased to 40 revolutions. Rounds correct.

7.0 am: Increased to 55 revolutions and started 3 point zig-zag.

9.10 am: Quarters, clean guns.

Heavy snow squalls.

10.20 am: Divine Service.

11.40 am: Reduced to 40 revolutions. Straight course.

Noon: Increased to 55 revolutions. Started zig-zag.

12.30 pm: Altered course N85W. S.B.C. and stowed.

1.20 pm: Increased to 55 revolutions. 33 degrees zig-zag every 10 minutes.

5.20 pm: Sighted ship. Altered course to intercept and increased to 65 revolutions.

6.18 pm: Stopped and boarded Russian S/S Vologda from New York to Archangel. Allowed to proceed.

7.0 pm: Boat returned. Set Course S65E. 50 revolutions.


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29 October 1917

At Sea

Position at Noon: Lat 60.60, Long -15.53

None on sick list

12.30 am: Altered course N85W.

3 point zig-zag every ten minutes.

7.0 am: Ship hove to S by E. Reduced to 30 revolutions.

9.30 am: Altered course SSE.

3.30 pm: Altered course S40E.

4.15 pm: Altered course S80E. Increased to 40 revolutions starboard, 25 port engine to turn ship about.

4.25 pm: Reduced to 30 revolutions. Boats frequently examined and found correct.

10.30 pm: Altered course N80E.

Ship pitching and labouring heavily to high confused sea


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30 October 1917

At Sea

Position at Noon: Lat 60.86, Long -14.36

None on sick list

12.15 am: Altered course N60E.

4.0 am: Rounds correct. S.B.C. Altered course N80E.

10.0 am: Red and white watches of boys to school and seamanship. Gunnery Training Classes to instructions. Marines to squad drill.1.25 pm: Increased to 40 revolutions.

2.0 pm: Commenced 2 point zig-zag every 1/2 hour. Boats examined and found correct.

4.0 pm: Evening Quarters. S.B.C: Altered course N85W.

7.0 pm: Increased to 50 revolutions. 33 degrees zig-zag every 20 minutes.

Midnight: Altered course S85E. S.B.C. Rounds correct.


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31 October 1917

At Sea

Position at Noon: Lat 60.95, Long -14.96

None on sick list

2.0 am: Altered course East allowing 5 degrees leeway. Boats examined.

7.10 am: Increased to 55 revolutions. 10 minutes zig-zag.

11.0 am: Altered course N80W: 5 degrees leeway.

Noon: Altered course N82W. 3 degrees leeway.12.25 pm: Sighted steamer.

12.40 pm: Altered course to intercept S/S.

1.15 pm: Stopped and boarded Belgian relief ship "Haelen", Montreal to Rotterdam. Allowed to proceed.

1.50 pm: Altered course S87E. 55 revolutions. 3 point zig-zag every 10 minutes.

8.0 pm: Altered course N85W. S.B.C.


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LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1917


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1 November 1917

From Patrol to Liverpool, or At Sea

Position at Noon: Lat 61.00, Long -15.00

9 on sick list

12.30 am: Altered course N82W.

3.0 am: Altered course East. 5 degrees leeway.

9.30 am: Challenged H.M.S. "Alsatian".

10.3 am: R.A. Left for "Alsatian".

10.30 am: Stopped and picked up boat with mail.

10.45 am: Exercise P.Z.

11.30 am: Finished P.Z. Tested direction finder.

12.25 pm: Altered course S56E keeping station with Alsatian.

1.35 pm: Stopped and lowered boat.

1.54 pm: Stopped and picked up boat with R.A.

2.0 pm: Altered course S87W. 55 revolutions. 33 degrees zig-zag.

5.0 pm: Altered course West allowing 3 degrees leeway. 2 point zig-zag every 20 minutes.

7.0 pm: Altered course N64W. 3 degrees leeway.

9.0 pm: Altered course S64E. No leeway.

Midnight: Altered course S65E. 54 revolutions. S.B.C.


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2 November 1917

At Sea

Position at Noon: Lat 60.28, Long -11.28

7 on sick list

33 degrees zig-zag through watch.

8.30 am: Altered course S67E.

9.50 am: Altered course S68E.

Noon: Increased to 75 revolutions.

2.0 pm: Tested depth charges and doubled all lookouts.

2.55 pm: Sighted armed trawlers "St. Denis" and "Rushcoe".

4.0 pm: S.B.C. Altered course S24E. Evening Quarters.

5.43 pm: Altered course S67W.

6.15 pm: Altered course S24E. Increased to 80 revolutions.

11.35 pm: Butt of Lewis light sighted, S11E.

11.55 pm: Altered course S50E.


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3 November 1917

From Patrol, To Liverpool, or At Sea

Lat 57.4, Long -7.0

No position in log. Approximate position above is based on sightings of Ushinish Light House on South Uist at about noon.

10 on sick list

1.10 am: Butt of Lewis: abeam.

2.0 am: Altered course S19E.

2.5 am: Challenged a patrol vessel.

2.20 am: Altered course S25W, 3 point zig-zag through watch.

3.40 am: Altered course S30W.

4.45 am: Black Point bore S. North Light bore S25W. Troddy Lt. bore S65W.

4.45 am: Altered course S25W.

5.0 am: Altered course East.

5.30 am: Passed through boom defence.

5.50 am: Reduced to 50 revolutions.

5.55 am: Let go port anchor fathoms. Anchor bearings. Red light N21E. End of Isle N5W. Light buoy S73W. Lieutenant Cameron with dispatches and one rating landed.

7.30 am: Hoisted boat and proceeded.

7.45 am: Increased to 85 revolutions.

7.45 am: Passed gates.

8.15 am: Altered course S80W.

11.15 am: Altered course S19W. Straight course.

11.56 am: Ushinish Light House: S64W (4 points).

12.13 pm: Ushinish Light House: N71W, distant 5 miles.

1.15 pm: Altered course S35W. 33 degrees, 4 degrees leeway.

1.30 pm: Exercised Repel submarine.

4.0 pm: Altered course S33W. 6 degrees leeway. S.B.C.

4.30 pm: Altered course S21E.

5.30 pm: Straight course and darkened ship.

6.20 pm: Sighted Oversay Light: S28E.

7.35 pm: Altered course S18E. S18E Oversay Light: abeam.

10.29 pm: Maidens buoy: abeam.

10.33 pm: Maidens Light: abeam.

11.0 pm: Black head: abeam.

11.22 pm: Mew Island Light: abeam.


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4 November 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

5 on sick list

12.10 am: Altered course S70E.

12.49 am: Mull Galloway: abeam 7 1/2 miles.

1.48 am: Point Ayre: abeam, 5 miles.

2.50 am: Altered course S3W. Commenced 30 degrees zig-zag.

2.57 am: St. Bees Light: abeam 6 1/2 miles.

3.20 am: Altered course South.

6.43 am: Altered course S35E. 60 revolutions.

6.55 am: Various courses.

7.12 am: 50 revolutions.

7.30 am: 40 revolutions.

8.20 am: Passed bar lightship.

9.43 am: Let go Port anchor.

Noon: Hands prepare to dock ship.

12.5 pm: Tugs alongside for proceeding into Canada dock.

12.15 pm: Anchor up and entered dock.

1.45 pm: Tied up alongside N.W. berth Brocklebank dock.

2.30 pm: Paid ship's company. Leave to starboard watch until Friday 8 am.


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5 November 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

5 on sick list

9.0 am: Commenced coaling, shore labour.

4.30 pm: One trimmer, Henry Cottom discharged to shore, medically unfit.

9.30 pm: Stopped coaling.


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6 November 1917

Liverpool, Long -3.0

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

1 on sick list

6.0 am: Hands employed shifting ship.

8.45 am: Hands shifting ship for coal lighters.

9.30 am: Commenced coaling.

10.30 am: Eleven ratings discharged to R.N.B. Portsmouth. Downton, Dilko, Power, Morris, Brand, White, Simmonds, McDermid, Singders, Clarke, Hanra, and One marine to Yorton Barracks.

2.0 pm: 1 fireman F Colbourne discharged to shore as medically unfit.

3.0 pm: John Doherty, storekeeper discharged to H.M.S. Eagle.

10.0 pm: Finished coaling ship for night.


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7 November 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

1 on sick list

7.30 am: Commenced coaling. Dockyard workmen on board. Hands employed shifting ship.

9.30 pm: Finished coaling for night.


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8 November 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

1 on sick list

7.30 am: Commenced coaling.

8.0 am: Sub Lieutenant T Coates R.N.R. joined ship.

8.39 pm: Stopped coaling for night.


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9 November 1917

Liverpool, Long -3.0

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

1 on sick list

7.30 am: Hands employed shifting ship.

8.45 am: Commenced coaling.

9.15 am: Hands renewing hawsers and cleaning refrigerating room.

11.0 am: 1 fireman, M. Glood: discharged to hospital, Liverpool.

11.15 pm: 13 ratings joined ship from H.M.S. Excellent. Boys, Head, Jones, Tomlenson, Smith, Hunt and Ordinary Seamen Lagar, Burgess, Trimmers Gasseck, Barron, O'Shea and Hartley A.B, Baxter O.S. Snelly, Boy first class from Haslar camp.


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10 November 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

None on sick list

6.50 am: Hands shifting ship.

7.0 am: Dockyard men on board.


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11 November 1917

Liverpool, Long -3.0

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

None on sick list

8.0 am: Dockyard men painting ship.

9.30 am: R.C's landed for church service.

10.15 am: Divine Service.


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12 November 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

None on sick list

Hands shifting ship.

8.0 am: Dockyard men working on board and painting.

1.30 pm: Started coaling.

9.40 pm: Coaling party finished for night.


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13 November 1917

Liverpool, Long -3.0

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

2 on sick list

7.30 am: Coaling ship.

8.0 am: Dockyard men working and painting on board.

10.0 am: A.L. Hodge, Donkeyman and G. McCann discharged to H.M.S. Eagle.

11.50 am: Finished coaling ship.


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14 November 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

2 on sick list

4.0 am: Painters on Board. Rounds correct.

8.0 am: Dockyard workmen and painters on board.

10.30 am: Midshipman Bartherp joined ship. J. Winstanley and R. Short firemen discharged to hospital, Liverpool.

3.0 pm: Trimmers J. Jackson, and David Geaney joined ship.

4.0 pm: J. Ellams, assistant cook joined ship.

W.T. Davies, assistant steward joined ship.


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15 November 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

2 on sick list

4.0 am: Dockyard workmen on board. Rounds correct.

9.15 am: Midshipman Guimaraens joined ship for Alsatian. 1 Able Seaman W. Moorley arrived to take passage to H.M.S. "Ebro". M. Mackay, Seaman, C. Mc Cural, Seaman, A Mackay, Leading Seaman, H.R. Hinchcliffe, third writer arrived to take passage to H.M.S. "Alsatian".


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16 November 1917

From Liverpool to Patrol, or At Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

4 on sick list

4.0 am: Dockyard men and painters on board.

9.0 am: Fireman J. Flood arrived on board to join ship.

10.0 am: Cast off from jetty. Four tugs in attendance, and pilot aboard.

10.45 am: Entered lock.

11.12 am: Left lock and proceeded into river.

11.37 am: Let go Port Anchor 5 fathoms.

11.45 am: Finished with engines.

1.0 pm: Hove up anchor and proceeded seawards.

1.45 am: Passed Crosby Light Vessel.

2.0 pm: Cornby Light Vessel.

2.30 pm: Passed Bar Light Vessel and increased to 75 revolutions.

2.55 pm: Set Paravanes. Paravanes are underwater devices towed from the bow of a vessel to detect and destroy mines, thus protecting the vessel. They were developed in 1916.

3.0 pm: Altered course N3E. 33 degrees zig-zag every 30 minutes since 3 pm.

5.0 pm: Increased to 80 revolutions.

6.0 pm: Selker Rock Light Vessel: abeam.

6.40 pm: Reduced to 75 revolutions and steered straight course.

7.11 pm: Altered course N72W. St Bees Light: S72W.

8.25 pm: Ayre Hook: abeam.

9.54 pm: Mull of Galloway: abeam 7.5 miles.

10.21 pm: Altered course N30W.

11.36 pm: Black Head: abeam 8 miles.


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17 November 1917

From Liverpool, To Patrol, or At Sea

Position at Noon: Lat 57.50, Long -7.03

4 on sick list

2.15 am: Altecarry Light: abeam.

3.40 am: Oversay Light: abeam 5 miles.

5.0 am: Dhub Artach Island Light: abeam 20 miles.

6.19 am: Skergmore Light: abeam, 13 miles.

6.21 am: Increased to 80 revolutions.

6.50 am: Altered course N38E. Commenced 33 degrees zig-zag.

8.18 pm: Observed land by log S50E.

10.10 am: Altered course N20E. Straight course.

11.18 am: Uskinish Light House: abeam 3 miles.

11.22 am: Altered course N28E.

12.31 pm: Weaver Point: abeam 3 1/2 miles.

1.45 pm: Glass Island Light House: abeam.

1.50 pm: Destroyer escort Mosquito dispensed with.

1.50 pm: Altered course N65E. Hands make and mend clothes. Thick mist throughout watch.

4.15 pm: Altered course N19E.

5.45 pm: Altered course N46W. 75 revolutions.

6.10 pm: 70 revolutions. Altered course N48W. Forward guns secured.

6.30 pm: Increased to 75 revolutions.

7.30 pm: Altered course N43W.

8.30 pm: Commenced 3 point zig-zag.

Frequent squalls with rain.


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18 November 1917

From Liverpool, To Patrol, or At Sea

Position at Noon: Lat 60.28, Long -12.08

2 on sick list

8.0 am: Altered course N40W.

9.0 am: Reduced to 45 revolutions to take in Paravanes.

9.50 am: 75 revolutions.

10.0 am: Divisions and Divine Service. 3 point zig-zag throughout watch.

Noon: Altered course N39W. Shipping occasional seas forward.

1.0 pm: Altered course N83W. Slowed down to secure Paravanes chains.

1.45 pm: Altered course N62W.

2.0 pm: Altered course N83W.

2.15 pm: 50 revolutions. Rain continuous throughout watch.

3.20 pm: Schooner sighted, and closed on.

3.45 pm: Stopped and lowered boat.

4.15 pm: Boat returned from boarding Danish Schooner "Ellen Benzow" from Cadiz to Faroe Islands.

4.27 pm: Reduced to 40 revolutions. Altered course N87W. 3 degrees leeway.

6.0 pm: Altered course N68W (3 degrees leeway)


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19 November 1917

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 60.63, Long -17.10

2 on sick list

6.30 am: Altered course N6E.

7.40 am: Altered course N43W. Increased to 60 revolutions.

8.15 am: Altered course N64W.

10.20 am: Altered course N32W (10 degrees leeway). Shipping heavily forward. Vessel labouring badly.

Noon: Altered course N87W (15 degrees leeway). Reduced to 50 revolutions.

1.0 pm: Altered course N42W (20 degrees leeway). Shipping heavy seas forward.

3.15 pm: N2E.

3.30 pm: Altered course N42W. Reduced to 40 revolutions starboard engine. 50 revolutions port.

4.30 pm: Darkened ship.

Shipping seas forward. Ship pitching and labouring heavily.

10.0 pm: Vessel labouring and straining to heavy head sea. Frequent heavy squalls with rain. Shipping sprays forward.


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20 November 1917

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 61.00, Long -17.41

4 on sick list

Vessel labouring and straining. Seas over forward.

6.10 am: Altered course N38E. 7 degrees leeway. Increased to 60 revolutions.

6.45 am: Altered course S45E.

9.40 am: Altered course S27W.

10.0 am: Sighted and challenges H.M.S. "Alsatian". Altered course S63W.

10.40 am: Stopped and lowered boat with Rear Admiral.

10.45 am: Picked up "Alsatian's" boat.

11.45 am: Closed Alsatian.

12.15 pm: Picked up boat.

12.20 pm: 45 revolutions.

12.30 pm: Altered course N27E. 4 point zig-zag every 1/2 hour.

3.0 pm: Challenged H.M.S. "Andes".

4.0 pm: Steered straight course. Evening Quarters.

6.0 pm: Altered course S27W.

Continuous rain throughout watch.

8.0 pm: Altered course N27E. S.B.C.


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21 November 1917

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 62.91, Long -17.92

3 on sick list

5.0 am: Altered course to intercept vessel.

5.35 am: Stopped.

5.40 am: Lowered boat . Boarded Danish S/S Rania. Lat 62 15 N, Long 7 12 W.

6.15 am: Hoisted boat and proceeded.

6.30 am: Course N10E. 50 revolutions.

8.20 am: Altered course N5E.

8.50 am: Altered course N62W.

9.20 am: Altered course N28E.

10.0 am: N45E. Boys to seamanship and school. Gunnery training classes to drill.

10.30 am: N26W. 60 revolutions.

Noon: Altered course N25W.

2.30 pm: Took sounding, 50 fathoms.

2.35 pm: Altered course N50W 30 revolutions.

3.0 pm: Soundings, 55 fathoms. Altered course North. 50 revolutions.

3.10 pm: Altered course N28W.

3.20 pm: Challenged H.M.T. "Faraday" and "Marconi".

3.27 pm: Altered course S75W to intercept ship.

3.30 pm: Portland Light House: 360 degrees. 5 miles. Challenged H.M.S. "Ebro".

4.5 pm: Sent official mails to "Ebro".

4.20 pm: Proceeded S45E. 40 revolutions.

5.0 pm: Altered course S47W (7 degrees leeway).

6.0 pm: Altered course S50W (10 degrees leeway).

10.55 pm: Altered course S62W. 45 revolutions. Boats inspected and found correct.

11.0 pm: Altered course S55W.


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22 November 1917

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 61.96, Long -18.68

4 on sick list

2.17 am: Altered course S60W (20 degrees leeway)

Boats examined. Taking spray over forward.

8.0 am: Altered course East.

10.0 am: Divisional drill.

45 revolutions. Straight course throughout watch. Training classes to instruction.

Noon: Altered course S50E.

Frequent heavy squalls with rain.

3.15 pm: Altered course S85W. 35 revolutions. Straight course.

4.10 pm: Port engine 45 revolutions, starboard engine 30 revolutions. Frequent squalls with hurricane force.


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23 November 1917

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 61.10, Long -19.01

5 on sick list

2.0 am: Ship rolling and pitching heavily. Slipping heavily sprays forward. Frequent squalls.

5.0 am: Occasional heavy squalls with rain; weather moderating.

6.0 am: High sea. Ship labouring and straining badly.

9.30 am: Reduced to 30 revolutions. Straight course.

12.30 pm: S.B.C. Altered course West.

12.50 pm: 40 revolutions.

12.56 pm: Increased to 50 revolutions.

1.5 pm: Altered course N85W.

1.30 pm: Altered course N70W.

2.0 pm: Altered course S70E.

4.40 pm: Challenged H.M.S "Teutonic". Altered course S75E.

5.10 pm: Stopped and lowered boat

5.53 Boat returned with official dispatches, one officer Engineer Sub lieutenant and 15 ratings.

6.5 pm: Set course S55E. 40 revolutions.

Straight course throughout watch.


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24 November 1917

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 60.93, Long -16.08

4 on sick list

3.22 am: Altered course S60E ( 5 degrees leeway).

5.0 am: Altered course S36W. Light continuous rain.

8.30 am: Altered course N63W.

8.40 am: Started 4 point zig-zag every 1/2 hour. Increased to 45 revolutions. Altered course N60W.

9.25 am: 55 revolutions.

9.30 am: Altered course N45E. Straight course.

10.30 am: Started 2 point zig-zag every 20 minutes.

11.33 am: 50 revolutions.

12.20 pm: Reduced to 40 revolutions.

12.39 pm: Altered course N28W.

12.45 pm: Altered course N38W.

12.54 pm: Altered course N48W.

1.6 pm: Altered course N38W.

1.12 pm: Altered course N68W.

1.20 pm: Altered course N73W Snowing heavily.

1.30 pm: Snow cleared. Sighted HMS Changuinola. Altered course S58W.

1.54 pm: Boat alongside.

1.58 pm: Boat left. Proceeded at 50 revolutions. Set course S85W. 2 point zig-zag.

3.10 pm: Reduced to 30 revolutions. Ceased zig-zagging.

3.30 pm: Increased to 50 revolutions.

3.45 pm: Reduced to 30 revolutions.

6.0 pm: Altered course N58W.

6.40 pm: Altered course N53W.

7.10 pm: Increased to 40 revolutions starboard engine.

8.45 pm: Altered course N48W. 15 degrees leeway.

Midnight: 45 revolutions starboard engine. S.B.C.


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25 November 1917

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 60.55, Long -18.05

3 on sick list

Hail squalls becoming more frequent and violent towards latter end of watch.

7.0 pm: Altered course N53W (10 degrees leeway).

9.10 pm: Quarters, clean guns. Ship hove to (NE by N). Wind and sea on port bow. Reduced to 30 revolutions.

10.20 am: Divine Service.

6.0 pm: Altered course S63E.

11.30 pm: Altered course S11W.

11.30 pm: Hove to on starboard tack, wind and sea increasing.


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26 November 1917

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 60.53, Long -16.16

4 on sick list

3.45 am: Increased to 45 revolutions on port engine.

8.30 am: Altered course S33W.

9.0 am: Reduced to 40 revolutions (P).

10.0 am: Divisional drill.

10.30 am: Altered course S39W.

Noon: Altered course S45W.

12.30 pm: S.B.C. Altered course S59W.

1.0 pm: Altered course S63W.

1.45 pm: Altered course S82W.

7.50 pm: Altered course N50W. reduced to 30 revolutions port, 40 revolutions starboard.

11.0 pm: Altered course N51W. 30 revolutions both engines.


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27 November 1917

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 60.28, Long -16.90

4 on sick list

7.0 am: Altered course S68E.

8.30 am: Position by star observations: Lat 60 10 N, Long 17 7 W.

9.0 am: Increased to 40 revolutions.

9.26 am: Altered course N81E.

9.32 am: Increased to 50 port, 30 starboard.

10.0 am: Altered course N45W.

10.15 am: 35 starboard, 30 port.

1.12 pm: Altered course S63E. 40 revolutions both engines.

8.0 pm: Altered course N15W. S.B.C.

8.5 pm: Altered course N18W (10 degrees leeway) Reduced to 30 revolutions.

10.30 pm: Altered course N15W (7 degrees leeway).


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28 November 1917

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 60.76, Long -16.06

7 on sick list

2.25 am: Altered course N18W (10 degrees leeway).

4.30 am: Altered course N28W (22 degrees leeway).

8.0 am: Altered course N63W.

8.15 am: Altered course N58W (5 degrees leeway).

9.8 am: 55 revolutions.

9.38 am: Lowered boat to board S/S Bratland, Lat 60 56 N, Long 16 5 W, Norwegian from Bergen to Halifax.

10.11 am: Hoisted boat.

10.12 am: Altered course S12W.

10.15 am: Increased to 60 revolutions.

11.30 am: Stopped and examined Danish topsail schooner Skjold. Lat 60 43 N, Long 16 2 W.

11.36 am: Altered course N20E.

12.26 pm: Challenged H.M.S. Patia.

1.0 pm: Sent official dispatches to Patia.

1.25 pm: Boat up. Altered course S26W.

2.35 pm: Altered course S22E.

3.0 pm: Altered course S30E.

3.25 pm: Altered course S36E.

3.52 pm: Altered course N68W (5 degrees leeway). Straight course.

4.0 pm: Evening Quarters. S.B.C. Altered course N63W.

4.0 pm: 4 point zig-zag every 1/2 hour.

6.20 pm: Altered course S64E. Ceased zig-zagging.

6.30 pm: Altered course S65E.

8.0 pm: Altered course N65W. 40 revolutions. S.B.C.

9.0 pm: Altered course N60W (5 degrees leeway).

10.30 pm: Altered course N62W (3 degrees leeway).

10.45 pm: Started 4 point zig-zag every 1/2 hour.

11.0 pm: Increased to 50 revolutions.


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29 November 1917

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 60.60, Long -16.21

5 on sick list

7.0 am: Altered course N59W (5 degrees leeway).

8.0 am: Altered course N70E.

10.15 am: Exercised communication from after to forward control. R.N.V.R. classes to 6 pdr drill. Marines White watch to 6" gun drill.

Noon: Altered course S68E. 4 point zig-zag every 1/2 hour.

3.56 pm: Altered course to intercept vessel.

4.20 pm: Lowered boat and boarded S/S Atlas. Engines and helm as requisite.

4.55 pm: Proceeded. Set course N65W. 4 point zig-zag. 50 revolutions.

5.20 Altered course N62W (3 degrees leeway).

8.12 pm: Altered course N26W.


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30 November 1917

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 60.51, Long -16.00

5 on sick list

1.20 am: Altered course N59W (5 degrees leeway).

3.0 am: Altered course S69E (5 degrees leeway).

9.30 am: Reduced to 40 revolutions. Commenced 2 point zig-zag (every 1/2 hour).

11.0 am: Altered course S71E (7 degrees leeway).

1.20 pm: Increased to 50 revolutions. Started 4 point zig-zag every 20 minutes.

2.0 pm: Reduced to 40 revolutions. Frequent snow squalls.

5.0 pm: Altered course N60W (4 degrees leeway).

6.0 pm: Reduced to 35 revolutions.

8.0 pm: S.B.C. Altered course N63E (3 degrees leeway). 4 point zig-zag every 20 minutes.

10.0 pm: Altered course N60W (5 degrees leeway).


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LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1917


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1 December 1917

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 60.51, Long -17.13

3 on sick list

4.0 am: Altered course N58W (2 degrees leeway). S.B.C. Rounds correct.

4.50 am: Altered course N55W (10 degrees leeway). Ceased zig-zag.

5.30 am: Altered course S75E (10 degrees leeway).

6.0 am: 45 revolutions port. 30 starboard.

6.10 am: 50 revolutions port.

7.20 an: Altered course S80E (15 degrees leeway).

7.50 am: 55 revolutions port engine.

9.30 am: Altered course N35E. 30 revolutions on both. Straight course.

1.30 pm: Frequent heavy hail storms.

5.20 pm: Altered course N30E.


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2 December 1917

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 60.71, Long -15.75

3 on sick list

8.0 am: Altered course S26E. Increased to 40 revolutions.

10.20 am: Divine Service.

Noon: Altered course S31W. 5 degrees leeway.

1.30 pm: Altered course S67E (2 degrees leeway). Increased to 50 revolutions. 4 point zig-zag every 20 minutes.

Frequent heavy squalls with rain.

4.30 pm: Altered course N58W (7 degrees leeway).

5.40 pm: Altered course N55W (10 degrees leeway).

11.40 pm: Altered course N65W (no leeway).


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3 December 1917

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 60.70, Long -17.83

5 on sick list

8.20 am: Altered course S64E.

8.40 am: Altered course N26E.

9.10 am: Stopped and dropped target.

9.40 am: Exercised submarine defence.

10.0 am: Exercised quarterly firing 6".

10.15 am: Picked up target. Set course S26W. 50 revolutions.

10.55 am: Altered course N12E. 3 point zig-zag.

11.50 am: Reduced to 40 revolutions to out Paravanes.

11.53 am: Increased to 55 revolutions.

1.20 pm: Reduced to 45 revolutions and took in Paravanes.

1.38 pm: Increased to 55 revolutions.

2.0 pm: Sighted H.M.S. "Ebro".

2.42 pm: Stopped, and lowered boat with official dispatches.

3.0 pm: Boat returned. Set course S40E. 2 point zig-zag every 20 minutes.

4.0 pm: S.B.C. Evening Quarters. Altered course S38E.

6.0 pm: Altered course S38E (7 degrees leeway).

6.12 pm: Sighted ship. Engines and helm as requisite for intercepting ship.

7.55 pm: Lowered boat and boarded S/S Bergensfjord, eastward bound.

8.40 pm: Picked up boat and proceeded course S31E 40 revolutions.


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4 December 1917

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 60.49, Long -15.03

4 on sick list

10.20 am: Altered course S23E.

Noon: Altered course S10E.

3.5 pm: Altered course South

4.0 pm: Altered course N73W (8 degrees leeway).

5.45 pm: Reduced to 35 revolutions.

6.35 pm: Altered course N70W (5 degrees leeway).

8.0 pm: S.B.C. Altered course N64W.


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5 December 1917

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 60.56, Long -15.85

3 on sick list

6.0 am: Altered course S64E.

8.0 am: Increased to 45 revolutions and commenced 33 degrees zig-zag.

9.45 am: Divisions and prayers. Articles of War read out to ships company.

10.0 am: Altered course S59E (5 degrees leeway).

11.40 am: Reduced to 40 revolutions and stopped zig-zagging.

Noon: S56E (8 degrees leeway).

12.55 pm: Altered course S54E (10 degrees leeway).

2-14 pm: Altered course S52E (12 degrees leeway).

5.0 pm: Altered course West. Reduced to 35 revolutions (25 degrees leeway).

10.15 pm: Altered course N85W (20 degrees leeway).

11.30 pm: Altered course N80W (15 degrees leeway).


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6 December 1917

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Not logged

0 on sick list

7.0 am: Altered course S65E.

9.0 am: Increased to 50 revolutions. 4 points zig-zag.

10.0 am: Altered course N65W.

10.47 am: Altered course N10W. R.N.V.R. training classes to instructions. Articles of War read out to ships company. Boys to seamanship.

12.37 pm: Altered course North.

1.31 pm: Altered course N5E.

3.45 pm: Altered course N15E.

4.20 pm: Increased to 60 revolutions.

4.25 pm: Altered course N10E.

5.30 pm: Reduced to 50 revolutions. Sighted HMS Teutonic.

5.55 pm: Stopped and sent official dispatches to Teutonic.

6.12 pm: Boat returned. Set course S57W 35 revolutions.


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7 December 1917

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 60.80, Long -15.86

4 on sick list

2.30 am: Altered course S63E.

9.10 am: Increased to 55 revolutions. Started 3 point zig-zag (every 20 minutes.

10.26 am: Altered course N6E (20 degrees leeway). Shipping heavy sprays forward.

Noon: Altered course North (26 degrees leeway).

2,0 pm: Altered course N6E.

2.20 pm: Altered course N26 E. 3 point zig-zag every 20 minutes.

2.40 pm: Altered course to intercept vessel.

2.57 pm: Increased to 65 revolutions.

3.5 pm: Reduced to 55 revolutions.

3.25 pm: Stopped, lowered boat and boarded Dutch S/C Tellus from Amsterdam to Valencia.

5.10 pm: 40 revolutions. Steered straight course.

5.50 pm: Altered course N16E.

6.40 pm: Altered course N6E.

7.48 pm: Altered course N11E (15 degrees leeway).

10.30 pm: Altered course N6E (25 degrees leeway).

11.50 pm: Altered course N11E (15 degrees leeway).


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8 December 1917

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 62.06, Long -15.00

2 on sick list

6.0 am: Altered course S64E.

9.0 pm: Altered course S26W. 55 revolutions. Commenced 33 degrees zig-zag every 20 minutes.4.0 pm: Altered course N64W. Evening Quarters. S.B.C.

5.30 pm: Reduced to 40 revolutions and steered straight course.

8.0 pm: S.B.C. Altered course N26E.


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9 December 1917

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 61.38, Long -12.70

2 on sick list

4.50 am: Altered course South. Increased to 65 revolutions.

5.0 am: 75 revolutions.

5.1 am: Altered course S17E. Increased to 80 revolutions.

5.10 am: Trained all guns outboard.

9.0 am: Increased to 85 revolutions.

10.0 am: Altered course S28E. Divisions.

10.10 am: Divine service.

1.0 pm: Commenced 3 point zig-zag (every 10 minutes.

2.40 pm: Heavy snow squalls. started strait course.

3.40 pm: Course S75E. Reduced to 40 revolutions to get out Paravanes.

4.35 pm: Out Paravanes. Altered course S20W. Increased to 85 revolutions.

4.50 pm: Altered course S31E.

5.0 pm: Started soundings.

5.30 pm: Altered course S29E. 2 degrees leeway. No bottom found by soundings.

8.0 pm: S.B.C. Altered course S30E (2 degrees leeway).


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10 December 1917

From Patrol, To Scapa Flow, or At Sea

(Lat 58.9, Long -3.1)

4 on sick list

4.0 am: Altered course S35E. S.B.C. Rounds correct.

5.0 am: Altered course S43E.

7.0 am: Altered course S66E.

7.10 am: Cape Wrath: S50E.

7.40 am: Cape Wrath Light: South 2 miles.

7.42 am: Altered course S71E.

8.0 am: Started zig-zagging.

9.40 am: Altered course S81E.

10.0 am: Altered course S78E.

10.20 am: Altered course S55E.

11.0 am: Dunnet Head: abeam.

11.18 am: Altered course East.

11.38 am: Altered course N42E.

11.40 am: Reduced to get in Paravanes.

11.50 am: Increased to 60 revolutions.

12.14 pm: Passed through boom defence

12.33 pm: Stopped and dropped Port anchor. 75 fathoms.


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11 December 1917

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

4 on sick list

7.0 am: Chief Steward left ship.

8.0 am: Hands employed securing collier

9.30 am: Commenced coaling

10.0 am: Working party of 112 ratings arrived on board from 5th B. Squadron. Water boat alongside.

6.15 pm: Ceased coaling owing to rising wind and sea. Let go starboard anchor 30 fathoms cable.


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12 December 1917

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

4 on sick list

2.20 am: Collier "Denpark" parted forward breast rope.

2.30 am: Collier made fast.

8.0 am: Started coaling ship.

1.20 pm: Working (5th B.S.) left ship.

6.15 pm: Ceased coaling.

6.30 pm: Wind freshening. Veered Starboard anchor to 40 fathoms.

7.30 pm: Drifter alongside with mails.


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13 December 1917

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

5 on sick list

1.0 am: Wind and sea increasing. Squalls becoming more violent.

3.30 am: Collier "Denpark" cast off having parted most of his moorings.

Noon: Cast off collier "Gileston".

4.30 pm: Hove up starboard anchor.

10.20 pm: Wind and sea increasing. Let go starboard anchor 30 fathoms.


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14 December 1917

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

7 on sick list

2.0 am: Vessel sheering from N50W to S86W.

4.0 am: Violent squalls accompanied by rain

7.0 am: Drifter left ship with Rear Admiral and staff.

8.0 am: Anchor bearings unaltered. S.B.C. Frequent heavy squalls. Ship sheering about considerably.

9.20 am: Collier Denpark made fast. Commenced coaling starboard side.

10.30 am: Collier Gileston made fast.

11.10 am: Commenced coaling port side.

Noon: Ceased coaling. S.B.C.

1.0 pm: Commenced coaling.

1.30 pm: First B. Squadron arrived and anchored.

3.15 pm: Struck Rear Admiral Morgan Singer's flag.

4.0 pm: S.B.C. Ceased coaling.

4.30 pm: Resumed coaling.

7.0 pm: Ceased coaling.

7.30 pm: Resumed coaling.

9.45 pm: Ceased coaling for day.

11.35 pm: Collier "Gileston" cast off, having parted her moorings.


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15 December 1917

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

5 on sick list

1.0 am: Vessel riding to double anchor 75 Port. 30 starboard.

6.25 am: Steamboat with dispatches left for Long Hope.

8.0 am: S.B.C. Rounds correct. Hands making fast collier on starboard side. Blue watch employed washing down.

11.30 am: Rear Admiral visited ship.

11.45 am: S/C Gileston (651) came alongside port side.

Noon: Ceased coaling.

1.0 pm: Resumed coaling from both colliers.

4.0 pm: Finished coaling. 1431 tons in.

4.30 pm: Colliers cast off.

12 large hazelrod fenders and 2 small coir fenders lost overboard while coaling in bad weather.


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16 December 1917

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

7 on sick list

2.0 pm: Frequent heavy squalls with snow

7.0 pm: Frequent heavy squalls with hail and snow.


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17 December 1917

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

9 on sick list

1.20 pm: Started to heave up starboard anchor.

1.40 pm: Anchor weighed.

2.10 pm: S/S "Romes" alongside with 120 bags of potatoes.

2.50 pm: "Romes" cast off and proceeded.

11.0 pm: Wind increasing. Anchor bearings verified.


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18 December 1917

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

9 on sick list

6.0 am: Frequent squalls with rain.

10.10 am: Anchor weighed, and proceeded to berth.

10.20 am: Let go port anchor, 75 fathoms cable at water's edge.

5.20 pm: Drifter alongside for outgoing mail.


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19 December 1917

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

7 on sick list


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20 December 1917

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

11 on sick list

7.30 pm: 1 Marine rating joined from H.M.S "Eagle".


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21 December 1917

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

9 on sick list

11.50 am: H.M.S. "Alsatian" arrived.

4.30 pm: Two drifters alongside with ship's stores.

7.45 pm: Finished taking in stores. Drifters cast off.


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22 December 1917

From Scapa Flow to Patrol, or At Sea

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

11.28 am: Anchor aweigh.

11.30 am: Proceeded.

12.13 pm: Passed boom defence.

12.15 pm: Out Paravanes. 80 revolutions.

12.45 pm: Altered course N81W.

1.15 pm: Duncansby Head: abeam 2 3/4 miles-

2.20 pm: Altered course N75W.

2.45 pm: Altered course N71W.

4.0 pm: Altered course N69W. Evening Quarters. S.B.C.

4.50 pm: Cape Wrath: abeam. Altered course N71W and commenced 3 point zig-zag every 10 minutes.

5.55 pm: Sighted Butt of Lewis: N89W.

6.0 pm: Altered course N45W.

7.30 pm: Butt of Lewis Light: S36W.

8.0 pm: Butt of Lewis: S17W.

9.5 pm: Butt of Lewis: S10W 3 point zig-zag every 10 minutes throughout watch.

11.0 pm: Depth charges set to 80 feet.


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23 December 1917

From Scapa Flow to Patrol, or At Sea

Position at Noon: Lat 60.03, Long -11.46

8 on sick list

Midnight: Altered course N44W. Secured forward guns.

Taking heavy sprays over forward.

4.0 am: Altered course N43W. S.B.C.

6.0 am: Reduced to 70 revolutions.

6.30 am: Reduced to 60 revolutions.

8.0 am: Altered course N42W.

9.0 am: Commenced 2 point zig-zag every 40 minutes.

10.0 am: divisions and divine service.

11.0 am: Stopped and took in Paravanes.

12.10 pm: Proceeded.

5.15 pm: Altered course N41W.

5.20 pm: Reduced to 40 revolutions.

5.30 pm: Altered course N45W.


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24 December 1917

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 61.33, Long -16.20

5 on sick list

5.0 am: Reduced to 35 revolutions and steered straight course.

8.0 am: Altered course N44W. Increased to 50 revolutions.

9.35 am: 3 point Zig-Zag every 1/2 hour.

10.15 am: Altered course N55E.

11.0 am: Altered course N65E.

11.15 am: Stopped and lowered boat to take dispatches to H.M.S. "Teutonic".

11.30 am: Picked up boat and lowered target for 1" aiming practice.

12.5 pm: In Target. Set Course N64W. 55 revolutions. 45 degrees zig-zag every 20 minutes.

4.0 pm: S.B.C. Altered course N63W. Evening Quarters.

5.30 pm: Reduced to 40 revolutions.

8.0 pm: Altered course N63W. S.B.C.

8.15 pm: Altered course N62W.

Midnight: Altered course N62E. S.B.C. Rounds correct.


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25 December 1917

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 60.31, Long -16.06

6 on sick list

7.0 am: Steered straight course.

8.45 am: Increased to 55 revolutions. Started 4 point zig-zag every 20 minutes.

10.10 am: Divine Service.

Noon: Altered course S64E.1.30 pm: Altered course N12W. 4 point zig-zag every 20 minutes.

1.45 pm: 2 point zig-zag every 20 minutes.

6.0 pm: Altered course N17W. 5 degrees leeway.

11.0 pm: Altered course N25W. 15 degrees leeway.


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26 December 1917

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 62.73, Long -18.76

8 on sick list

6.0 am: Started taking soundings. Reduced to 45 revolutions and stopped zig-zag.

7.15 am: Stopped sounding. No bottom at 260 fathoms.

8.18 am: Brought ship's head to wind and sea.

9.0 pm: Altered course S29W 60 revolutions.

10.0 am: Altered course South 55 revolutions.

11.0 am: Altered course N8E (10 degrees leeway). Commenced 2 point zig-zag every 20 minutes.

12.45 pm: Altered course S5E.

3.10 pm: Sighted land.

3.15 pm: Altered course N12E.

3.20 pm: Altered course N34E. Steered straight course.

4.15 pm: Sighted Pontland Light: N72E.

4.40 pm: Altered course N50W. 50 revolutions.

5.45 pm: Sighted Vestmannaeyjar Light: N56W.

6.0 pm: Altered course South. 4 point zig-zag every 20 minutes.

8.15 pm: Altered course S1E.

9.10 pm: Altered course S2W (3 degrees leeway).

Midnight: Altered course S1W.


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27 December 1917

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 60.33, Long -17.80

8 on sick list

3.0 am: Altered course S3W (5 degrees leeway).

7.46 am: Observed light nearing N. Increased to 70 revolutions and proceeded to head off steamer.

8.25 am: Boarded and allowed to proceed Belgian Relief S/S Republica Argentine.

9.19 am: Set course S38W. 60 revolutions.

10.0 am: Challenged H.M.S. "Alsatian".

10.15 am: Altered course S14E.

10.25 am: Altered course N15E.

10.27 am: Increased to 70 revolutions.

10.30 am: Altered course N32E.

10.40 am: Reduced to 60 revolutions.

10.45 am: Picked up Alsatian's boat.

10.55 am: Altered course North. Exercised P.Z. Engines and helm as requisite.

Noon: Altered course N35W. 2 point zig-zag every 20 minutes.

1.0 pm: Sighted S/S "Sumatra", Christiana to Freetown.

1.47 pm: Altered course N80W.

1.54 pm: Increased to 80 revolutions.

2.48 pm: Reduced to 60 revolutions.

2.58 pm: Stopped and boarded steamer.

3.20 pm: Picked up boat.

3.35 pm: Altered course N30E.

4.0 pm: Altered course S62E.

4.35 pm: Sighted steamer.

4.45 pm: Increased to 75 revolutions.

5.10 pm: Stopped and boarded Belgian Relief S/S "Gutenberg". Baltimore to Rotterdam.

5.43 pm: Boat picked up.

5.45 pm: Set course N54W. 50 revolutions and steered straight course.

10.30 pm: Altered course S17W (19 degrees leeway). Increased to 60 revolutions. Commenced 2 point zig-zag.


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28 December 1917

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 60.58, Long -17.15

12 on sick list

1.30 am: Reduced to 55 revolutions. Steered straight course.

7.0 am: Altered course S13W (15 degrees leeway).10.0 am: Boys and Blue Watch mustered bags. Increased to 60 revolutions.

11.18 am: Increased to 65 revolutions.

Noon: Altered course S3W (7 degrees leeway).

2.0 pm: Commenced 2 point zig-zag (every 20 minutes.

3.0 pm: Altered course South (4 degrees leeway).5.15 pm: Altered course S4E.

6.0 pm: Altered course N84E.

6.20 pm: Reduced to 60 revolutions.

11.0 pm: Altered course N19E. Rounds correct.

Midnight: Altered course N16E. (3 degrees leeway). S.B.C.


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29 December 1917

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 62.01, Long -15.88

9 on sick list

11.0 am: Altered course N10E (3 degrees leeway).

4.0 pm: Altered course N6E (4 degrees leeway). Evening Quarters. S.B.C. and safely stowed.

7.15 pm: Started taking sounding every 15 minutes.

7.30 pm: Cast 70 fathoms.

7.45 pm: Cast 45 fathoms.

8.0 pm: Cast 57 fathoms. S.B.C.

8.10 pm: Altered course S24W. Stopped zig-zagging.

10.0 pm: Altered course S26W: Started 2 point zig-zagging every 20 minutes.


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30 December 1917

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 60.70 , Long -16.43

9 on sick list

7.0 am: Altered course S24W.

7.30 am: Rounds and 1 prisoner correct.

10.15 am: Divine Service.

10.40 am: Altered course West to intercept steamer "British Light" bound west. Stopped zig-zag.

11.10 am: Increased to 65 revolutions.

Noon: Stopped and lowered boar to board.

12.30 pm: Boat returned. Set course S10W. 60 revolutions. S.B.C.

1.0 pm: Altered course S15W. Started 2 point zig-zag.

4.15 pm: Altered course S17W (7 degrees leeway).

4.20 pm: Altered course S19W.

7.0 pm: Ceased zig-zagging. Reduced to 55 revolutions.

7.10 pm: Reduced to 50 revolutions.

8.30 pm: Increased to 60 revolutions. 22 degrees zig-zag.

11.0 pm: Altered course N8W (3 degrees leeway.

Midnight: Rounds and 1 prisoner correct. S.B.C.


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31 December 1917

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 61.36, Long -18.31

10 on sick list

1.50 am: Altered course N10W.

7.0 am: Altered course N8W.

9.30 pm: Ceased zig-zagging.

9.40 am: Altered course N3W.

9.55 am: Reduced to 50 revolutions.

10.0 am: Exercised General Quarters. Altered course N1W.

10.30 am: Increased to 60 revolutions. Boys to school and seamanship.

Noon: Altered course N72E.

5.30 pm: Altered course N39E.

6.0 pm: Altered course N72E. Reduced to 50 revolutions.

8.0 pm: Increased to 55 revolutions. S.B.C.

10.50 pm: Increased to 60 revolutions and commenced 2 point zig-zag every 20 minutes.

11.55 pm: Reduced to 55 revolutions.

Midnight: S.B.C. Rounds and prisoner correct.


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THE VOYAGES OF HMS ORVIETO 1918

JP map Orvieto 1918

LOGS FOR JANUARY 1918


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1 January 1918

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 64.13, Long -12.26

11 on sick list

9.55 am: Altered course S55W and ceased zig-zagging.

10.0 am: Boys to school and seamanship. Marines to infantry drill.

10.50 am: Reduced to 50 revolutions.

Noon: Altered course S58W (16 degrees leeway).

3.0 pm: Altered course S5W (12 degrees leeway). Increased to 55 revolutions.

5.0 pm: Reduced to 50 revolutions.

5.45 pm: Altered course S47W (5 degrees leeway).

6.15 pm: Altered course S42W.

8.0 pm: S.B.C. Increased to 55 revolutions.

9.15 pm: Sighted light. Altered course West.

10.40 pm: Boat away to board Belgian Relief S/S "Adolf Deppe".

10.20 pm: Boat returned. Set course S40W: Straight course.

Midnight. S.B.C. Rounds and prisoner correct.


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2 January 1918

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 60.61, Long -14.66

8 on sick list

4.0 am: Rounds and prisoner correct. S.B.C.

4.0 am: Altered course S43W (3 degrees leeway).

7.0 am: Altered course S40W. S.B.C: Rounds and prisoner correct.

9.20 am: Commenced 2 point zig-zag.

9.30 am: Altered course S42W (2 degrees leeway).

10.0 am: Log hauled in and repaired.

11.0 am: Increased to 60 revolutions. Log streamed.

Noon: Altered course N40W.

1.0 pm: Altered course N19W. 2 point zig-zag every 20 minutes.

6.0 pm: Reduced to 55 revolutions and ceased zig-zag.

8.0 pm: S.B.C. Altered course N17W.

Midnight: Rounds and prisoner correct. Altered course N16W. Increased to 60 revolutions 3 point zig-zag. S.B.C.


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3 January 1918

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 62.45, Long -18.91

5 on sick list

3.0 am: Altered course N19W (3 degrees leeway).

7.30 am: Rounds and prisoner correct.

10.0 am: Boys to school and seamanship. Examination of R.N.V.R. Training Classes. Exam of Midshipmen.

11.40 am: Steered straight course.

1.0 pm: Altered course S62E.

1.25 pm: Altered course N28E.

1.32 pm: Small smoke box fired and tested.

1.33 pm: Large smoke box fired and tested.

1.45 pm: Altered course N3E.

3.5 pm: Altered course N3E.

3.7 pm: Altered course N48E. Increased to 75 revolutions.

4.0 pm: S.B.C. Altered course N45E.

4.15 pm: Altered course N43E.

4.40 pm: Reduced to 60 revolutions.

4.45 pm: Altered course S29W. Sighted H.M.S. Alsatian.

5.5 pm: Reduced to 60 revolutions.

5.15 pm: Lowered boat to take official dispatches.

5.18 pm: Altered course S82E.

5.35 pm: Reduced to 30 revolutions.

6.25 pm: Boat returned.

6.44 pm: Altered course N88E. Increased to 55 revolutions.

Midnight: Rounds and prisoner correct. S.B.C.


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4 January 1918

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 63.91, Long -13.28

6 on sick list

2.10 am: Altered course N87E.

Straight course throughout watch.

8.45 am: Altered course N86E.

9.20 am: Commenced 2 point zig-zag.

9.55 pm: Dropped target.

10.0 am: General Quarters. Carried out 1" aiming practice.

10.25 am: Proceeded.

11.15 am: Altered course S76W. 2 point zig-zag every 20 minutes.

2.20 pm: Altered course S79W.

2.50 pm: Altered course N60E to intercept Norwegian ship "Gantock Rock". Bound from Christiana to Hampton Roads in ballast.

2.50 pm: Increased to 70 revolutions.

3.20 pm: 60 revolutions.

3.45 pm: Boarded

4.30 pm: Boat returned.

4.32 pm: Proceeded 50 revolutions. S79W

10.50 pm: Reduced to 35 revolutions.

10.53 pm: 35 port. 30 revolutions starboard.

Midnight Rounds and prisoner correct. S.B.C.


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5 January 1918

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 62.60, Long -16.08

3 on sick list

2.0 am: Vessel labouring and straining dangerously Shipping heavy seas over forward.

9.45 am: Tested releasing gear for depth charges.

1.20 pm: Altered course S29W: Increased to 35 revolutions port, 45 revolutions on starboard engine.

6.0 pm: Reduced to 40 revolutions on starboard engine.

8.0 pm: S.B.C. and safely stowed. Altered course S26W.

Straight course throughout watch.

Midnight: Rounds and prisoner correct. S.B.C.



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6 January 1918

On Patrol

Lat 60.25, Long -15.10

4 on sick list

8.0 am: Altered course N65E.

8.15 am: Altered course N65E.

10.20 am: Divine Service.

11.0 am: Altered course S70E.

11.35 am: 40 revolutions both engines.

12.5 pm: Altered course N85E: Hove to 30 revolutions port, 40 revolutions starboard.

12.45 pm: Altered course N75E.

4.53 pm: Increased to 75 revolutions. S20E.

5.2 pm: Reduced to 50 revolutions.

5.5 pm: Altered course N75E.

Violent squalls throughout watch.

9.0 pm: Vessel labouring and pitching heavily.

Midnight: Rounds and prisoner correct. S.B.C.


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7 January 1918

On Patrol

Position at Noon: Lat 60.11, Long -15.11

5 on sick list

11.0 am: Altered course S10E. 60 revolutions.

2.0 pm: Vessel rolling heavily. Boats inspected frequently.

8.0 pm: S.B.C.

Violent squalls throughout watch.

Midnight: Altered course S1E. Rounds and prisoner correct.


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8 January 1918

From patrol, To Liverpool, or At Sea

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Noon position not logged. Movements during this day and the next suggest a position for Liverpool is reasonable.

4 on sick list

2.0 am: Vessel rolling heavily.

6.0 am: Altered course S67E.

Very high sea running during watch.

7.30 am: Rounds and prisoner correct. S.B.C. Increased to 65 revolutions.

9.19 pm: Altered course S20W.

9.50 am: Reduced to 50 revolutions.

10.0 am: Reduced to 40 revolutions. Out Paravanes. Altered course S31E and increased to 65 revolutions.

10.14 am: Increased to 70 revolutions.

10.16 am: Increased to 80 revolutions.

10.30 am: Commenced 2 point zig-zag every 10 minutes.

11.0 am: Altered course S18E.

2.10 pm: Sighted land: S16E.

4.25 pm: Altered course S41E.

4.45 pm: Altered course S68E.

5.15 pm: Altered course S55E.

6.0 pm: Altered course S40E.

6.15 pm: Altered course S30E.

6.30 pm: Altecarry Lt: abeam.

7.0 pm: Altered course S20E.

8.0 pm: S15E.

8.10 pm: Passed H.M.S. "Devonshire".

8.15 Maidens Light: West. Altered course S66E.

8.50 pm: Altered course S75E.

10.54 pm: Mull of Galloway: abeam 5 1/2 miles.

Midnight: Altered course S72E. S.B.C: Rounds and prisoner correct.


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9 January 1918

To Liverpool, At Sea

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

4 on sick list

1.5 am: Altered course S4W.

1.30 am: Bees Hd. Light: abeam 4.5 miles.

2.13 am: Selkar Rock Light: abeam 8 miles.

5.17 am: Bar light vessel: abeam.

5.25 am: Dead slow both.

5.27 am: Slow ahead both.

5.36 am: Dead slow both.

5.44 am: Port slow, half ahead starboard.

5.46 am: Slow starboard.

5.51 am: Stop both.

5.52 an: Slow ahead both.

5.53 am: Full astern both.

5.55 am: Struck port side forward by S/S Rock Light. Stop both. Hard a starboard. Full ahead starboard, full astern port.

S.S. Rock Light (renamed British Viscount June 1917) was a tanker owned by British Tanker. She was sunk by U91 on 23 February 1918. http://www.helderline.nl/tanker/2125/rock+light/

5.56 am: Stop both.

6.1 am: Half ahead port, full ahead starboard. Slow both.

6.30 am: Half ahead both.

6.47 am: Stop starboard. Hard a starboard.

6.48 am: Collided with S/S Regent. Full ahead starboard, full astern port.

6.50 am: Stop port.

6.51 am: Full astern port.

6.54 am: Stop starboard.

7.11 am: Let go anchor 5 fathoms.

8.20 am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.50 am: Let go anchor 10 fathoms.

During all that time heavy snow falls were recorded. This might have caused the two collisions.

11.50 pm: Soundings taken in No 3 hold. 9 inches of water.


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10 January 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

4 on sick list

4.0 am: Rounds and prisoner correct.

6.0 am: 9" of water in No 3 hold.

7.34 am: Anchor weighed. Tugs made fast.

8.40 am: Entered dock gate.

8.46 am: Entered lock.

10.25 am: Made fast alongside quay in NW Brocklebank dock.

Midshipman Barthorpe left for Chatham Barracks.

8.30 pm: One rating left ship for Chatham barracks.


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11 January 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

2 on sick list

4.0 pm: Rounds correct.

8.0 am: Hands employed as requisite.

Dockyard party working on board.

1.0 pm: Hands getting out empties.

8.0 pm: Dockyard workmen on board.


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12 January 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

2 on sick list

10.0 am: Court opened.

2.0 pm: Shifted berth to Canada tongue.

3.30 pm: Received 52 bags of mail.

5.0 pm: Court adjourned.


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13 January 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

1 on sick list

9.0 am: R.C. Church party landed.

10.0 am: Divisions and Divine Service.


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14 January 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

2 on sick list

4.0 pm: Hands employed discharging ammunition fore and aft.

7.0 pm: Hands to supper.

8.0 pm: Hands finished for the night.


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15 January 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

2 on sick list

7.0 am: Hands employed discharging ammunition.

1.30 pm: Hands employed discharging ammunition.

7.45 pm: Discharging ammunition.

9.00 pm: Finished discharging ammunition.


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16 January 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

2 on sick list

7.30 am: Workmen on board.

7.35 am: Fire reported No. 3 lower hold.

10.19 am: Fire extinguished.

10.23 am: Firemen arrived on board.

10.40 am: Firemen left ship.

10.49 am: Stand by engines.

10.54 am: Tugs made fast fore and aft.

11.2 am: Proceeded.

11.33 am: Made fast in locks.

11-51 am: Proceeded.

12.2 pm: Entered stream.

12.5 pm: Turned round and proceeded slow astern.

12.48 pm: Stopped outside dock.

1.0 pm: Entered Brunswick dock.

1.38 pm: Fast alongside.

8.0 pm: Dockyard workmen finished for night.


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17 January 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

3 on sick list

8.0 am: Dockyard workmen on board.

am: Hands employed getting in stores.

pm: Hands employed getting in stores.

8.0 pm: Dockyard workmen finished for night.


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18 January 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

4 on sick list

7.16 am: Tugs made fast.

7.26 am: Cast off from quai.

7.47 am: Passed into Coberg dock.

7.58 am: Entered Queens Dock.

8.15 am: Starboard tug cast off forward.

8.33 pm: Tort tug cast off forward.

8.55 pm: Entered Queens Graving dock.

9.10 pm: Made fast in dock.

1.30 pm: Dry dock emptied.

8.30 pm: Dockyard workmen ceased work for night.


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19 January 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

2 on sick list

8.0 am: Dockyard workmen on board.

10.30 Court of inquiry commenced.

Noon: Shore workmen finished for day.

12.15 pm: Court adjourned.

Dockyard party working on ships side.


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20 January 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

3 on sick list

9.0 am: R.C. church party landed.

10.30 am: Divine Service.

11.0 am: R.C. church party returned.

1.0 pm: Liberty men ashore- Shore workmen on board.

5.0 pm: Shore workmen finished for night.


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21 January 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

2 on sick list

8.0 am: Dockyard workmen on board.

8.0 pm: Dockyardmen finished for night.

10.0 pm: One rating left ship for hospital.


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22 January 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

1 on sick list

8.0 am: Rounds correct. Dockyard workmen on board.

8.0 pm: Shore workmen finished for night.


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23 January 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

1 on sick list

8.0 am: Dockyard workmen on board.

8.0 pm: Dockyardmen finished for night.


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24 January 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

2 on sick list

8.0 am: Dockyard workmen on board.

8.0 pm: Dockyardmen finished for night.


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25 January 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

2 on sick list

8.0 am: Rounds correct. Dockyard workmen on board.

6.5 pm: Small fire discovered in forward cross bunker

6.30 pm: Fire extinguished.

8.0 pm: Dockyard workmen finished for night.


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26 January 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

1 on sick list

1.0 am: Called watch to extinguish fire in bunker.

4.15 am: Fire extinguished.

8.0 am: Dockyard workmen on board.

Noon: Dockyardmen finished.


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27 January 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

2 on sick list

10.0 am: Divisions and Divine Service.


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28 January 1918


Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

3 on sick list

8.0 am: Rounds correct. Dockyard workmen on board.

8.0 pm: Dockyardmen ceased work.


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29 January 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

2 on sick list

8.0 am: Rounds correct. Dockyard workers on board. Starboard watch left for long leave. Port watch returned on board.

8.0 pm: Dockyardmen finished for night.


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30 January 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

1 on sick list

7.0 am: Dockyard workmen on board.

6.0 Boys landed for concert

8.0 pm: Dockyardmen finished for night.


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31 January 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

2 on sick list

7.0 am: Dockyard workmen on board.

8.0 pm: Dockyardmen ceased work for night.


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LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1918


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1 February 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

0 on sick list

7.0 am: Dockyard workmen on board.

8.0 pm: Dockyard workmen finished for night.


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2 February 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

1 on sick list

7.0 am: Dockyard workmen on board.

8.0 pm: Dockyard workmen ceased work for night.


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3 February 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

1 on sick list

10.0 am: Divisions and Divine Service.


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4 February 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

1 on sick list

7.0 am: Workmen on board.

9.0 am: Hands employed painting ship.

2.0 pm: Hands employed painting ship and getting in stores.

8.0 pm: Dockyard workmen ceased work for night.


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5 February 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

1 on sick list

7.0 am: Dockyard workmen on board.

9.0 am: Hands employed painting ship.

1.15 pm: Hands painting ship.

8.0 pm: Dockyard workmen finished for night.


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6 February 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

1 on sick list

7.30 am: Workmen on board. Liberty men returned.

10.30 am: Midshipman Eckford R.N.R.

8.35 pm: Midshipman Grantham R.N.R. joined ship.


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7 February 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

0 on sick list

7.0 am: Dockyard workmen on board.

8.00 pm: Dockyard workmen on board.


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8 February 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

0 on sick list

7.0 am: Dockyard workmen on board.

am and pm: Hands employed painting and as requisite.

8.0 pm: Dockyard workmen ceased work for the night.


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9 February 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

0 on sick list

7.0 am: Dockyard workmen on board.

8.0 pm: Dockyard workmen ceased work for night.


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10 February 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

0 on sick list

10.0 am: Divisions and Divine Service.

7.0 pm: Two ratings left ship for Aberdeen.


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11 February 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

0 on sick list

7.0 am: Dockyard workmen on board.

10.0 am: Three ratings landed for hospital.

5,34 pm: Concert party landed.

8.0 pm: Dockyard workmen ceased work.

8.45 pm: Two ratings left ship for Aberdeen.

10.0 pm: Boys returned from concert.


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12 February 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

0 on sick list

7.30 am: Dockyard workmen on board.

8.30 am: Six R.F.R. ratings left ship for H.M.S. Excellent.

8.35 am: Four marines left for Portsmouth.

9.0 am: Six ratings landed to visit hospital.

Hands painting ship.

10.45 am: One M.M.R. rating, deserter, brought aboard by civil police.

1.15 pm: Hands painting ship and getting in stores.

9.0 pm: Prisoner inspected.


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13 February 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

0 on sick list

9.0 am: Hands employed painting and refitting ship.

Six ratings landed to attend hospital.

1.0 pm: Libertymen landed. Hospital party returned.

8.0 pm: Dockyard workmen ceased work. Night shift on board.

9.0 pm: Rounds and 1 prisoner correct.


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14 February 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

0 on sick list

7.30 am: Dockyard workmen on board.

Hands employed painting ship.

10.40 am: Dental party landed.

1.15 pm: Hands employed painting ship.

8.0 pm: Day shift of dockyard workmen relieved.

11.15 pm: Boys returned from concert.

Midnight: Rounds and 1 prisoner correct.


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15 February 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

0 on sick list

8.0 am: Rounds correct.

Hands employed painting and getting in stores.

7.30 pm: Night shift arrived on board.

Midnight: Rounds and 1 prisoner correct.


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16 February 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

1 on sick list

Midnight: Rounds and prisoner correct.


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17 February 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

1 on sick list

9.30 am: Roman Catholics landed.

10.0 am: Divine Service.

11.5 am: R. Catholics returned.

Midnight: Rounds and prisoner correct.


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18 February 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

2 on sick list

8.45 am: Dental party landed.

1.0 pm: Libertymen landed. Dental party returned.

Midnight: Rounds and prisoner correct.


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19 February 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

1 on sick list

9.30 am: 2 Wireless ratings returned on board from H.M.S. Queen Elizabeth.

Midnight: Rounds and prisoner correct.


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20 February 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

1 on sick list

9.15 am: Dental party landed.

6.0 pm: 1 Rating discharged to Alsatian.

7.0 pm: One dockyard workmen injured through falling down after magazine.

Midnight: Rounds and prisoner correct.


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21 February 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

1 on sick list

8.0 Starboard watch returned from leave.

Leave for port watch.

9.0 pm: Prisoner correct.


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22 February 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

1 on sick list

1.15 pm: Hands preparing ship for leaving dock and getting oil on board.

4.45 pm: Engineer Sub Lieutenant (name omitted) R.N.R. joined ship.

6.0 pm: Shipped Paravane chains.


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23 February 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

1 on sick list

6.0 am: Flooded dock to 16 feet.


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24 February 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

1 on sick list

6.0 am: Ship floated.

7.38 am: Tugs made fast.

7.45 am: Cast off.

7.52 am: Clear of Queens dry dock.

8.0 am: Tugs made fast forward.

8.30 am: Entered Caburg Dock.

8.32 am: Made fast alongside Brunswick Dock.

9.30 am: Cast off from Brunswick Dock.

9.55 am: Tugs aft cast off. Proceeded up river.

10.30 am: Tugs made fast.

11.4 am: Entered Canada dock.

11.30 am: Made fast in Canada dock.

Noon: Cast off and proceeded to Canada Tongue.

12.45 pm: Made fast alongside H.M.S. Teutonic.

7.50 pm: Breasted ship out to allow Teutonic to move.

8.45 pm: Made fast alongside Canada Tongue.


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25 February 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

1 on sick list

8.30 am: Hands employed in getting coal lighters alongside port side.

8.45 am: Commenced coaling port side.

9.30 am: Commenced coaling starboard side.

10.0 pm: Finished coaling for the night.


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26 February 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

0 on sick list

7.0 am: Commenced coaling.

2.30 pm: Finished coaling.



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27 February 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

1 on sick list

2.30 pm: 1 Rating joined ship from Alsatian.


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28 February 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

0 on sick list

8.0 am: Rounds correct.

Port watch returned off long leave.


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LOGS FOR MARCH 1918


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1 March 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

3 on sick list

8.0 am: Dockyard workmen on board.

5.30 pm: Patrol landed. Concert party landed.

11.0 pm: Concert party returned.


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2 March 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

1 on sick list

6.0 am: Day shift of dockyard workmen came on board.

1.30 pm: Paid ship's company. Landed libertymen and boys. Remainder hands to make and mend clothes.

Week-end leave granted to starboard watch.

8.0 pm: Dockyard workmen on board.


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3 March 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

2 on sick list

6.0 am: Dockyard workmen on board.

9.30 am: R.C. party landed.

10.30 am: Church party landed. (70 men and 1 officer)

11.0 am: R.C party returned.

Noon: Church party returned.

5.0 pm: Dockyard workmen landed.

Midnight: Dockyard workmen on board.


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4 March 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

2 on sick list

4.0am: Rounds correct.

Dockyard workmen on board.

10.45 am: Dental party landed.

12.15 pm: Dental party returned.

6.0 pm: Libertymen and concert party landed.

10.30 pm: Concert party returned.


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5 March 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

1 on sick list

7.45 am: Victualing party left ship for stores.

8.0 pm: Dockyard workmen on board.


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6 March 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

2 on sick list

6.o am: Dockyard workmen on board.

8.30 am: Marines landed.

11.15 am: Hands getting in stores.

12.20 pm: Marines returned.

4.15 pm: 1 Boy discharged to hospital.


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7 March 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

1 on sick list

9.0 am: Hands employed cleaning ship and getting in stores.

9.30 am: Dental party landed.

10.0 am: 1 Boy discharged to RN Hospital Haslar.

1.0 pm: Hands employed getting in stores.


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8 March 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

2 on sick list

3.0 pm: 1 Fireman rejoined ship from hospital.

8.0 pm: Dockyard workmen on board.


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9 March 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

1 on sick list


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10 March 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

0 on sick list

9.30 am: R.C's landed.

9.45 am: Divisions and church.

11.0 am: RCs returned on board.


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11 March 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

1 on sick list

9.0 am: Three hands left for hospital.

4.30 pm: Read warrant No 37.


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12 March 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

1 on sick list

7.35 am: Hands shifting ship.

8.0 am: Rounds and 2 prisoners correct.

9.0 am: Secured ship. Started coaling.

10.0 am: 1 Greaser and 1 fireman joined ship.

8.0 pm: Dockyard men coaling ship.

9.45 pm: Stopped coaling for night. Coal taken in during day 655 tons 13 cwt. (Messrs Rea Transport Co).


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13 March 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

2 on sick list

6.45 am: Hands employed breasting off ship for coal lighters.

7.0 am: Commenced taking in coal starboard side,

8.15 am: Eight boys left ship for R.N.B. Portsmouth.

9.0 am: Commenced taking in coal port side.

10.0 pm: Finished coaling for night. Coal during day, 650 tons (Messrs Rea and Co).


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14 March 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

3 on sick list

6.45 am: Hands employed breasting off ship for coal lighters.

7.0 am: Commenced coaling.

2.0 pm: One marine discharged to hospital.

5.0 pm: Hands breasting off ship for coal lighters.

8.0 pm: Dockyard men on board. Coaling ship.

9.50 pm: Stopped coaling. 2033 tons. Coal in during day 594 tons (Messrs Rea and Co).

Midnight: Rounds and prisoners correct.


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15 March 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

5 on sick list

7.30 am: Hands shifting ship for coaling lighters. Started coaling.

2.0 pm: Wt. Telegraphist Buchanan joined ship.

4.0 pm: Dockyard men on board.

5.0 pm: W.T. Damen joined ship.

10.0 pm: Finished coaling. Coal received during day. 328 tons 9 cwt. (Messrs Rae and co).

Midnight: Rounds and prisoners correct.


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16 March 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

6 on sick list

1.20 pm: One fireman discharged to Eagle.

2.0 pm: Ammunition lighters tied up alongside starboard side.

7.0 pm: Precautionary lights exhibited for ammunition alonside.

Midnight: Rounds and prisoners correct.


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17 March 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7 on sick list

8.0 am: Hands to stations for shifting ship.

8.40 am: Tugs made fast fore and aft.

8.43 am: Proceeded.

9.0 am: Passed through locks.

10.15 am: Made fast alongside Brocklebank Dock.

Midnight: Rounds and prisoners correct.


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18 March 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8 on sick list

6.0 am: Hands preparing to get in ammunition.

8.0 am: Hands getting in ammunition.

10.15 am: One marine joined ship from R.M. Barracks Devonport.

1.15 pm: Hands employed getting in ammunition.

2.30 pm: Hand breasting ship off.

4.0 pm: Ship made fast.

5.0 pm: One cook's mate joined ship.

8.0 pm: Dockyard workmen on board.

Midnight: Rounds and prisoners correct.


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19 March 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8 on sick list

3.30 am: All workmen ceased working on forward magazine.

8.0 am: Rounds and prisoners correct.

1 Able Seaman discharged to R.N.B.

9.30 am: One wireless rating joined ship.

10.30 am: One cook's mate discharged to "Eagle".

4.0 pm: Evening Quarters. Read out warrants 39 and 40.

6.0 pm: 1 assistant cook joined ship. One wireless rating left ship for "Queen Elizabeth".

Midnight: Rounds and 2 prisoners correct.


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20 March 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8 on sick list

9.0 am: One ship's cook discharged ashore.

6.15 pm: Hands employed getting coke.

7.0 pm: Lighter with stores tied up alongside. Hands finished getting in coke.

10.15 pm: Three Ordinary Seamen joined ship for R.N.B. Portsmouth.

Midnight: Rounds and prisoners correct.


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21 March 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

11 on sick list

7.0 am: Commenced coaling.

8.0 am: Rounds correct.

Hands employed getting in stores. Taking in coal.

10.0 am: Two ratings joined ship from R.N. Barracks Portsmouth.

1.0 pm: Twelve ratings joined ship from R.N. Barracks Devonport.

Workmen coaling ship.

Hands employed getting in stores.

3.0 pm: Finished coaling. Coal received during day: 96 tons (Messrs Rae and Co).

7.10 pm: Three firemen joined ship from "Eagle"

9.15 pm: Thirteen signal ratings joined ship from Portsmouth Barracks.


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22 March 1918


Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

9 on sick list

8.0 am: Hands employed getting in ammunitions.

11.0 am: Sub Lieutenant Coombe R.N.R. joined ship.


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ATLANTIC ESCORT DUTIES


23 March 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

4 on sick list

5.12 am: Let go quay at Brocklebank.

5.15 am: Proceeded stern first.

5.30 am: Entered Canada lock gates.

5.37 am: Passed through gates into Canada Dock.

5.50 am: Entered Huskisson Branch No 1.

6.23 am: Passed through gates into Sandon Dock.

6.36 am: Made fast alongside west quay Sandon Dock. Five signal ratings joined ship from R.N.B. Portsmouth.

8.5 am: Let go quay and proceeded.

8.23 am: Entered lock gates Sandon Dock.

8.27 am: Passed lock gates and entered river.

8.30 am: Swinging ship to adjust compasses, Tug Brunswick in attendance.

9.36 am: Let go port anchor 60 fathoms on windlass. Finished with engines.

2.45 pm: Proceeded under Pilot's orders.

4.10 pm: Dropped pilot at Formby Light Vessel.

4.38 pm: Bar Light Vessel: abeam. Set course N79W. 1 Deep S. lead and 40 fathoms wire lost by accident.

5.40 pm: Paravanes out.

5.45 pm: Altered course N60W.

5.55 pm: Commenced 2 point zig-zag.

6.30 pm: Altered zig-zag to 20 degrees.

7.30 pm: Altered course N62W.

8.20 pm: Altered course S69W. (Skerries Light: South, 12 1/4 miles).

9.40 pm: Altered course S38W.

11.50 pm: Bardsey Island: Abeam 28 miles.


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24 March 1918

From Liverpool To - or At Sea.

Position at Noon: Lat 50.80, Long -8.88

5 on sick list

2.50 am: Tuskar Light: abeam, distant 14 miles.

3.20 am: Altered course to S75W.

4.45 am: Coningberg Light: abeam, 16 miles.

11.0 am: Divine Service.

11.30 am: Destroyer escort returned to port.

3.20 pm: Altered course S71W. 22 degrees zig-zag.

8.0 pm: Altered course N89W. 22 degrees zig-zag.

9.0 pm: Altered course S51W.

10.0 pm: Altered course S71W. 22 degrees zig-zag.


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25 March 1918

From Liverpool, To Rio de Janeiro, or At sea

Position at Noon: Lat 47.06, Long -16.13

4 on sick list

8.0 am: Singled out lookouts. Reduced to 72 revolutions.

9.45 am: Fired A1, B1, X1, Y1 guns to test mountings.

10.20 am: Finished firing.

1.20 pm: Reduced to 40 revolutions.

1.44 pm: Stop both to take in Paravanes.

1.50 pm: Set course S72W. 72 revolutions.

2.0 pm: Paravanes in board and stowed.

4.0 pm: Altered course S73W. Evening Quarters.

8.20 pm: Altered course N87W.

9.20 pm: Altered course S88W.

9.40 pm: Altered course S73W.

10.0 pm: Altered course S74W. 22 degrees zig-zag every 20 minutes.


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26 March 1918

From Liverpool, To Rio de Janeiro, or At sea

Position at Noon: Lat 43.20, Long -20.66

5 on sick list

10.15 am: Clocks retarded 1/2 hour. Officers to spotting instruction. Hands employed as requisite.

1.0 pm: Altered course S45W.

1.30 pm: Clocks retarded 1/2 hour.

5.0 pm: Altered course S44W.


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27 March 1918

From Liverpool, To Rio de Janeiro, or At sea

Position at Noon: Lat 37.56, Long -23.49 (wrongly copied from original log: 43 28 1/2 W).

7 on sick list

8.0 am: Rounds correct. S.B.C. Commenced to zig-zag 20 degrees every 10 minutes.

10.0 am: Retarded clocks 40 minutes.

10.0 am: Commenced N0 19 zig-zag.

10.20 am: Exercised control party.

Noon: Altered course S40W.

2.30 pm: Altered course S35W.

7.0 pm: Altered course S15W.


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28 March 1918

From Liverpool, To Rio de Janeiro, or At sea

Position at Noon: Lat 32.01, Long -25.50

7 on sick list

Compass S74 1/2E. Ships head S15W. (Compass error 19 1/2W). Variation 20 degrees W.

10.0 am: Physical drill. Clocks retarded 6 minutes.

Officers of quarters and gun's crews to instruction.

7.0 pm: Altered course S54W.

8.0 pm: Altered course S34W. S.B.C.


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29 March 1918

From Liverpool, To Rio de Janeiro, or At sea

Position at Noon: Lat 26.46, Long -27.25

6 on sick list

10.0 am: Divisions and Divine Service.

12.30 pm: S.B.C. 15 degrees zig-zag every 20 minutes.

6.40 pm: Altered course S19W.

7.40 pm: Altered course S34W.


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30 March 1918

From Liverpool, To Rio de Janeiro, or At sea

Position at Noon: Lat 20.80, Long -28.80

4 on sick list

7.0 pm: Altered course S49W. Straight course.

8.0 pm: Altered course S49W. Straight course. S.B.C.

9.20 pm: Commenced 15 degrees zig-zag every 20 minutes.


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31 March 1918

From Liverpool, To Rio de Janeiro, or At sea

Position at Noon: Lat 15.15, Long -30.28

5 on sick list

4.20 am: Altered course S27W.

10.15 am: Divine Service.

Noon: Reduced to 65 revolutions. Ceased zig-zagging.

8.0 pm: Altered course S26W.


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THE VOYAGES OF HMS ORVIETO
Operations in the Central Atlantic

JP map Orvieto Central Atlantic

LOGS FOR APRIL 1918


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1 April 1918

From Liverpool, To Rio de Janeiro, or At sea

Position at 8 am: Lat 10.80, Long -30.93

Position at Noon: Lat 9.86, Long -30.11

Position at 8 pm: Lat 8.23, Long -31.38

5 on sick list

10.5 am: Exercise action.

10.0 am: Clocks retarded two minutes.

10.40 am: Exercised control parties.

5.35 pm: Altered course to intercept S/S "Caronia".

5.50 pm: Set course S28W.

8.0 pm: Altered course S27W. S.B.C.


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2 April 1918

From Liverpool, To Rio de Janeiro, or At sea

Position at 8 am: Lat 5.46, Long -31.78

Position at Noon: Lat 4.58, Long -31.90

Position at 8 pm: 2.76, Long -32.11

6 on sick list

10.0 am: Inspection of bedding. Clock retarded two minutes.

1.15 pm: Altered course S25W.

8.0 pm: Altered course S20W. S.B.C.


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3 April 1918

From Liverpool, To Rio de Janeiro, or At sea

Position at 8 am: Lat 0.06, Long -32.46

Position at Noon: Lat -0.11, Lon g-21.25

Position at 8 pm: Lat -1.75, Long -32.63

9 on sick list

5.50 am: Sighted Swedish steamer heading South.

6.56 am: Altered course to S30W to intercept steamer.

8.30 am: Altered course S25W.

9.0 am: Stopped & lowered target for 1" aiming practice.

9.25 am: Proceeded to board steamer.

9.58 am: Lowered boat.

10.18 am: S/S "Under" proceeded.

10.20 am: Boat alongside.

10.25 am: Set course S25W. 60 revolutions.

4.0 pm: S.B.C. Altered course S23W.

6.0 pm: Altered course S20W.

10.45 pm: Sighted steamer bearing South.


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4 April 1918

From Liverpool, To Rio de Janeiro, or At sea

Position at 8 am: Lat -4.06, Long -32.73

Position at Noon: Lat -5.06. Long -32.95

Position at 8 pm: Lat -6.68, Lon g-32-33

6 on sick list

5.45 am: Fernando Naronha: abeam distant 16 miles.

5.50 am: Altered course S31W.

8.0 pm: Altered course S30W. S.B.C.


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5 April 1918

From Liverpool, To Rio de Janeiro, or At sea

Position at 8 am: Lat -9.11, Long -32.76

Position at Noon: Lat-9.95, Long -34,18

Position at 8 pm: Lat -11.53, Long -34.90

7 on sick list

5.45 am: Sighted Sailing vessel steering SSW 10 miles distant.

6.30 am: Sighted sailing vessel steering SSE distant 25 miles.

10.10 am: Exercised ammunition and control party.

12.10 pm: Altered course S41W.

12.15 pm: Increased to 62 revolutions.

6.45 am: Switched on side lights.


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6 April 1918

From Liverpool, To Rio de Janeiro, or At sea

Position at 8 am: Lat -13.86, Long -36.03

Position at Noon: Lat -14.78, Long -36.35

Position at 8 pm: Lat -16.41, Long -37.16

5 on sick list

1.40 am: Extinguished side lights.

8.0 am: S.B.C. Rounds correct. Increased to 65 revolutions.

6.55 pm: Switched on navigation side lights (dim).

Midnight: Altered course S40W. S.B.C. Rounds correct.


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7 April 1918

From Liverpool, To Rio de Janeiro, or At sea

Position at 8 am: Lat -18.85, Long -38.36

Position at Noon: Lat -19.73, Long -38.68

Position at 8 pm: Lat -21.20, Long -39.75

6 on sick list

6.45 am: Sighted Spanish steamer steering NNE.

10.0 am: Divisions and Divine Service.

Clocks retarded 8 minutes.

4.30 pm: Reduced to 40 revolutions to get out Paravanes.

4.40 pm: Proceeded at 65 revolutions.


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8 April 1918

From Liverpool, To Rio de Janeiro, or At sea

Position at Noon: Lat -23.05, Long -42.86

7 on sick list

2.0 am: Altered course S71W.

6.10 am: Sighted land N70W.

7.30 am: Altered course N60W.

8.16 am: Cape Frio Light House: N15W

8.45 am: Altered course N72W. Cape Frio: abeam.

10.0 am: Clocks retarded 23 minutes.

10.55 am: Reduced to 60 revolutions.

11.8 am: Negra point: abeam bearing N18E distant 6.5 miles.

12.10 am: Maricas Light House: abeam.

12.45 pm: Paravanes in.

1.0 pm: Altered course N12W.

1.25 pm: Picked up tug.

1.35 pm: Passed fort.

2.0 pm: Let go port anchor in 17 fathoms.

3.45 pm: Quarantine flag down.

6.0 pm: Anchor lights burning.

7.30 pm: Ships head N32W.


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9 April 1918

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.2

4 on sick list

8.0 am: Hands employed getting out stores. Taking water.

7.0 pm: Hands ceased taking in stores.


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10 April 1918

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.2

3 on sick list

8.55 am: Proceeded to new berth.

9.10 am: Dropped port anchor (12 fathoms).

11.10 am: Three ratings discharged to S/S Scatwell with 90 m.m. gun and ammunition.

2.30 pm: Ordinary Seamen to instruction in boat pulling. Hands employed getting out stores and as requisite.

5.0 pm: Evening Quarters. Read warrant No 41.


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11 April 1918

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.2

2 on sick list

8.30 am: Coal lighters alongside.

8.40 am: Commenced coaling with native labour.

9.0 am: Armourer's crew left for S/S Fraser River.

10.0 am: Returned (armourer's crew)


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12 April 1918

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.2

3 on sick list

8.0 am: Rounds correct. Hands employed getting out ammunition.

11.0 am: H.M.S. "Almanzora" arrived.

11.50 am: Dispatched one cask of rum to H.M.S. (Unreadable name).

3.0 am: Discharged 3 ratings to HMS "Almanzora".

This day Temp Eng. Sub Lieut. Stephen R.N.R. was severely reprimanded by the Commanding Officer for being unfit for duty, due to effects of alcohol.

(signed) WT Stephens

10.0 pm: Finished coaling.


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13 April 1918

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.2

3 on sick list

10.0 am: 3 D.A.M.S. Ratings discharged to S/S Queensland.

One 90 m.m. gun transferred to S/S Queensland

4.0 pm: Evening quarters. 12 ratings joined ship from H.M.S. "Ebro".

5.30 pm: 1 Signalman discharged to S/S "Yvonne".


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14 April 1918

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.2

2 on sick list

7.40 am: H.M.S. Ebro and convoy proceeded out of harbour.

8.0 pm: Rounds correct.

Mr Herbert Airriess, Warrant Steward, M.M.R. having dined in the Club Central, Rio de Janeiro, was found asleep in a chair at 9.0 PM on Saturday April 13th, not having paid his bill, apparently through the intoxicating effect of liquor. (signed) H Airriess


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15 April 1918

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.2

4 on sick list

6.30 am: Pilot aboard

6.46 am: Anchor aweigh. Proceeded to berth.

7.35 am: Vessel alongside and made fast to quay No 15.

9.0 am: Hands employed preparing to take in cargo.

8.0 pm: Commenced loading beef with native labour.

Stowing frozen meet into Nos 1 and 3 holds.


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16 April 1918

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.2

3 on sick list

Loading Nos 1 & 3 holds with frozen meat.

4.30 am: Ceased loading meat.

7.20 am: Recommenced loading meat.

Number on Sick List 3

12.30 pm: Hands employed taking in sugar and wine.

2.55 pm: Started loading in No 4 hold.

Taking in frozen meat.

11.25 am: Ceased loading in No 3 hatch.


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17 April 1918

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.2

2 on sick list

1.30 am: Loading frozen meat in Nos 1 and 3 holds.

10.0 am: Taking in cargo at Nos 1, 3 and 4 holds.

9.0 pm: Taking in cargo in No 4 hold.


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18 April 1918

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.2

4 on sick list

1.0 am: Resumed loading No 4 hold.

4.0 am: Rounds and prisoner correct.

4.15 am: Ceased working cargo.

7.0 am: Resumed loading in Nos 1, 3 and 4 holds.

3.35 pm: Four bags of mails transferred from R.H.S. Deseado to Orvieto.


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19 April 1918

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.2

2 on sick list

1.30 am: Working cargo in Nos 1 and 4 holds.

4.30 am: Ceased working cargo.

7.0 am: Commenced working in No 1 and 4 hatches.

1.0 pm: Hands taking in stores and painting ship.

2.20 pm: H.M.S "Almanzora" and convoy weighed anchor and proceeded out of harbour.

Loading cargo at Nos 1, 3 and 4 hatches.

5.50 pm: Ceased loading in Nos 1 and 3 hatches.

7.50 pm: Resumed loading at No 3 hold.

11.30 pm: Ceased loading cargo.


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20 April 1918

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.2

3 on sick list

1.0 am: Resumed working cargo in No 4 hold.

4.15 am: Ceased loading cargo.

7.30 am: Resumed working at No 4 hatchway.1-30 pm: Ceased working at and battened down No 1 hold.

5.30 pm: Ceased working in No 3 hold.

8.0 pm: Rounds correct. S.B.C. Finished loading no 4 hold.


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21 April 1918

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.2

5 on sick list

10.0 am: Divisions and Divine Service.

1.0 pm: Libertymen and boys landed. Two signal ratings discharged to convoy.

Working frozen meal in No 3 hold.


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22 April 1918

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.2

5 on sick list

CARGO

No I hold

Main deck. 4000 Bags of beans. 140 tons. Brazilian Meat Co.

Lower deck. 1828 Ltrs meat. 99 tons.

Hold. 2859 Ltrs Meat. 155 tons.

No III hold

7249 Ltrs meat. 411 tons (British Meat Co.)

2580 Ltrs meat. 157 tons (Brazilian Meat Co).

No IV hold

4426 bags flour. 277 tons in hold.

7701 bags flour. 352 tons in lower deck.

400 bags. 20 tons in lower deck.

4418 bags flour. 220 tons on main deck.

400 cases nuts. 38 tons on main deck.

8.0 am: Rounds correct. S.B.C. Working in No 4 hold.

8.30 am: 24 signal ratings left ship for convoy ships.

9.15 am: Finished getting in stores.

11.15 am: Finished loading No 4 hold. Blue watch getting n stores.

2.20 pm: Let go and cast off from quay.

2.49 pm: Let go port anchor. 45 fathoms of cable.

3.45 pm: Coal lighters alongside.

4.0 pm: Discharged 9 ratings with gun & ammunition to H.M.S. City of London.

5.0 pm: Commenced coaling.

5.25 pm: Discharged 2 ratings for S/S Parana.

6.30 pm: Two ratings for Parana returned aboard.

8.30 24 signal ratings left ship for convoy ships.


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23 April 1918

From Rio de Janeiro, To Liverpool (with convoy), or At Sea

Position at Noon: Lat -22.99, Long -43.10

Position at 8 pm: Lat -23.10, Long -41.95

4 on sick list

12.5 am: Finished coaling starboard side.

2.45 am: Finished coaling port side.

2.50 am: Lighters left ship.

8.12 am: Anchor aweigh. Proceeded. Engines as requisite.

8.51 am: Passed boom defence.

8.53 am: 35 revolutions.

9.3 am: Passed fort Sta Cruz. Set course S15E. 37 revolutions.

10.2 am: Raza Light House: abeam.

10.19 am: Slow both. Altered course N15W. Dead slow both.

11.40 am: Set course S55E. 50 revolutions.

12.19 pm: Altered course S63E.

12.38 pm: Altered course S65E. 50 revolutions.

2.30 pm: Rounded up convoy (H.D.J.6.) of 25 ships

3.45 pm: Took station ahead of convoy.

4.0 pm: S:B.C.

Convoy burning dim side lights.

5.45 pm: Prepared for night defence.

S/S "Rounton Grange" returned to harbour (defective steering gear).

7.45 pm: Cape Frio: abeam, distant 4 miles.

7.48 pm: Reduced to 35 revolutions.

7.53 pm: Convoy set course S85E.

8.30 pm: Sidelights extinguished.

8.45 pm: Sternlights extinguished.

8.50 pm: Convoy side lights extinguished.


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24 April 1918

From Rio de Janeiro To Liverpool, or At Sea

Position at 8 am: Lat -22.96, Long -40.40

Position at Noon: Lat -22.83, Long -39.93

Position at 8 pm: Lat -21.95, Long -39.51

6 on sick list

3.40 am: Switched on stern lights.

5.41 am: Altered course S75E.

5.50 am: Altered course S85E.

5.55 am: Stopped and placed convoy into position.

6.55 am: Proceeded at 40 revolutions. Set course S85E.

6.55 am: Increased speed of convoy to 7 1/2 knots.

9.13 am: Altered course N85E.

9.22 am: Altered course East.

9.40 am: Altered course S85E.

10.0 am: Physical drill. Clocks put on 20 minutes.

10.33 am: Altered course East.

10.55 am: Altered course S86E.

11.0 am: Altered course S85E.

11.7 am: Altered course N70E.

11.43 am: Altered course N40E.

1.35 pm: Reduced to 35 revolutions.

1.50 pm: Reduced to 32 revolutions.

3.5 pm: Increased to 36 revolutions.

4.40 pm: Challenged H.M.S. "Andes".

5.7 pm: Altered course N62E.

5.15 pm: Altered course N40E.

5.24 pm: Altered course N18E.

5.55 pm: Altered course N40E.


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25 April 1918

From Rio de Janeiro To Liverpool, or At Sea

Position at 8 am: Lat -20.63, Long -38.85

Position at Noon: Lat -20.10, Long -38.58

Position at 8 pm: Lat -19.28, Long -38.13

5 on sick list

6.35 am: Altered course S45W to communicate with S/S Ontaneda.

7.15 am: Altered course N40E. 36 revolutions.

7.45 am: Increased to 45 revolutions.

10.0 am: Put clocks 0n 6 minutes.

11.45 am: Altered course N40E. 45 revolutions.

12.20 pm: Reduced to 40 revolutions.

12.55 pm: Altered course N36E: Increased speed of convoy to 7 1/2 knots.

12.58 pm: Reduced to 37 revolutions.

1.0 pm: Altered course N40E:

1.18 pm: Increased to 38 revolutions.

4.37 pm: Sighted S/S on Port beam.

4.40 pm: Increased to 50 revolutions.

4.55 pm: Resumed course and speed.

5.0 pm: Altered course N14E.

5.40 pm: Increased to 40 revolutions.

5.43 pm: Altered course N14E.

6.0 pm: Altered course N60E. Reduced to 45 revolutions. Darkened ship.

6.3 pm: Reduced to 40 revolutions.

6.40 pm: Altered course N42E. 37 revolutions.

8.0 pm: S.B.C.

Norwegian S/S Ontaneda dropped out of convoy.

10.30 pm: Increased to 38 revolutions.


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26 April 1918

From Rio de Janeiro To Liverpool, or At Sea

Position at 8 am: Lat -17.81, Long -37,45

Position at Noon: Lat -17.56, Long -37.30

Position at 8 pm: Lat -16.68, Long -36.90

7 on sick list

7.9 am: Altered course N65E. Slow both.

7.12 am: Altered course N42E.

8.58 am: Dropped target.

9.10 am: Exercised General Quarters, 1" aiming practice, out collision mat and abandon ship.

9.20 am: Set course N42E. 50 revolutions.

Noon: Altered course N34W.

12.15 pm: Altered course N40E.

2.0 pm: Reduced to 38 revolutions.

4.35 pm: Commenced No 2 zig-zag. Increased to 41 revolutions.

5.35 pm: Ceased zig-zagging. Reduced to 39 revolutions.

5.50 pm: Altered course N40E.

7.15 pm: Reduced to 38 revolutions.

11.15 pm: Increased to 39 revolutions.


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27 April 1918

From Rio de Janeiro To Liverpool, or At Sea

Position at 8 am: Lat -15.36, Long -36.25

Position at Noon: Lat -14.85, Long -35.85

Position at 8 pm: Lat -13.90, Long -35.53

4 on sick list

6.0 am: Reduced to 38 revolutions.

6.30 am: Increased to 39 revolutions.

10.30 am: Increased to 40 revolutions.

10.45 am: 50 revolutions. Altered course N60E to intercept S/S Consha from Torrevieja to Buenos Aires (cargo salt).

11.47 am: 30 revolutions.

11.50 am: Set course N41E. 40 revolutions.

12.10 pm: Increased to 41 revolutions.

12.23 pm: Steamer sighted bearing NE by E.

1.5 pm: Increased to 50 revolutions. Altered course N1W.

1.20 pm: Altered course N2W.

1.30 pm: Stopped S/S Henrik Olsen. Bergen to Plate with cargo (general)

Ship: Met: S/S Henrik Olsen Bergen

1.40 pm: 45 revolutions. Courses various to place ship in station with convoy.

3.45 pm: Set course N41E. 41 revolutions.

5.0 to 6.0 pm: Exercised emergency signal No 5. Courses various.

10.50 pm: Reduced to 40 revolutions.


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28 April 1918

From Rio de Janeiro To Liverpool, or At Sea

Position at 8 am: Lat -12.50, Long -34.85

Position at Noon: Lat -12.11, Long -34.56

Position at 8 pm: Lat -11.21, Long -34.23

7 on sick list

10.0 am: Divisions and Divine Service.

1.20 pm: Increased to 41 revolutions.


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29 April 1918

From Rio de Janeiro To Liverpool, or At Sea

Position at 8 am: Lat -9.81, Long -33.56

Position at Noon: Lat -9.41, Long -33.26

Position at 8 pm: Lat -8.51, Long -32.93

6 on sick list

6.35 am: Reduced to 40 revolutions.

7.6 am: Increased to 50 revolutions.

9.10 am: "Rhodesian Transport" out of control.

9.50 am: Stopped both.

9.55 am: Dropped target.

9.57 am: Exercised 1" aiming rifle and 6 pdr.

10.27 am: Stopped and picked up target.

10.53 am: Courses various for placing ship in position.

1.10 pm: S/S "Exmoor" requested assistance to extinguish fire in bunkers.

1.35 pm: Stopped.

1.40 pm: Lowered boat.

1.42 pm: Resumed course.

2.0 pm: Boarding boat returned. Resumed course.

2.32 pm: Stopped and lowered boat.

2.42 pm: Boat returned.

3.0 pm: S/S Exmoor parted company to proceed to Pernambuco.

4.3 pm: Reduced to 45 revolutions.

4.18 pm: 40 revolutions.

5.55 pm: Exercised No 1 Emergency signal.

6.25 pm: Resumed course.

9-10 "Rhodesian Transport" out of control.


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30 April 1918

From Rio de Janeiro To Liverpool, or At Sea

Position at 8 am: Lat -7.10, Long -32.38

Position at Noon: Lat -6.65, Long -32.10

Position at 8 pm: Lat -5.73, Long -31.43

6 on sick list

7.5 am: Reduced to 39 revolutions.

9.56 am: (AT.S) dropped time ball for convoy (GM Noon).

10.0 am: Commenced no 2 zig-zag.

5.0 pm: Increased to 40 revolutions.


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LOGS FOR MAY 1918


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1 May 1918

From Rio de Janeiro To England, or At Sea

Position at 8 am: Lat -4.35, Long -31.10

Position at Noon: Lat -3.91, Long -31.15

Position at 8 pm: Lat -2.95, Long -30.91

3 on sick list

10.0 am: Hands to air bedding. Advanced time 10 minutes.

Engines and helm as requisite to place ship ahead of convoy for 6" firing practice.

3.45 pm: Altered course N25E.

4.0 pm: Stopped and dropped target.

4.30 pm: Exercised action. 6" firing.

5.10 pm: Finished firing.

5.20 pm: In target.

5.30 pm: Altered course N41E. 55 revolutions.

5.45 pm: Revolutions 65.

6.10 pm: Reduced to 45 revolutions.

6.43 am: Took station in convoy. 41 revolutions.

One air thermometer broken through concussion of heavy gun fire.


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2 May 1918

From Rio de Janeiro To England, or At Sea

Position at 8 am: Lat -1.51, Long .30.53

Position at Noon: Lat -1.11, Long -30.43

Position at 8 pm: Lat -0-18, Long -30.28

5 on sick list

11.13 am: 40 revolutions.

11.35 increased to 45 revolutions.

Noon: Altered course N32E. 38 revolutions.

9.0 pm: Sighted vessel bearing S80E.


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3 May 1918

From Rio de Janeiro To England, or At Sea

Position at 8 am: Lat 1.20, Long -30.06

Position at Noon: Lat 1.98, Long -29.75

Position at 8 pm: Lat 2.98, Long -29.61

4 on sick list

12.10 am: Increased to 39 revolutions.

1.30 am: Reduced to 38 revolutions.

6.10 am: Reduced to 37 revolutions.

9.25 am: Increased to 38 revolutions.

10.0 am: Physical drill. Altered course N26E.12.15 pm: Increased to 39 revolutions.

3.55 pm: Altered course N53E. Increased to 50 revolutions, to intercept schooner.

4.30 pm: Stopped and boarded (Lat 2 35 N, Long 29 30 W) schooner Adam B. Mackay bound for Nova Scotia.

5.10 pm: Boat returned.

5.12 pm: Set course to rejoin convoy. 45 revolutions.

6.45 pm: Exercised Emergency Signal No 6. Altered course N26E.


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4 May 1918

From Rio de Janeiro To England, or At Sea

Position at 8 am: Lat 4.41, Long -29.41

Position at Noon: Lat 5.20, Long -29.30

Position at 8 pm: Lat 6.20, Long -29.08

5 on sick list

10.0 am: "Benledi" and "Bushu Maru" exchanged stations in column W. of convoy.

12.45 am: Reduced to 40 revolutions.


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5 May 1918

From Rio de Janeiro To England, or At Sea

Position at 8 am: Lat 7.68, Long -28.86

Position at Noon: Lat 8.13, Long -29.06

Position at 8 pm: Lat 9.11, Long -28.90

4 on sick list

3.40 am: Reduced to 39 revolutions.

5.43 am: Increased to 55 revolutions.

5.48 am: Set course S2W.

5.55 am: S9W. Courses various and engines as requisite for communicating with ships of convoy in rear, and resuming station ahead of convoy.

9.30 am: Set course N26E. 40 revolutions.

10.0 am: Divisions and Divine Service.

12.25 pm: 39 revolutions. Altered course N33E.

2.40 pm: Altered course to intercept convoy of H.M.S. "City of London". Courses various.

4.25 pm: Resumed course and speed of convoy in station ahead.

10.0 pm: S/S "Horatius" reported to be not under control. Convoy switched on sidelights.

11.50 pm: Reduced to 32 revolutions.


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6 May 1918

From Rio de Janeiro To England, or At Sea

Position at 8 am: Lat 10.55, Long -28.66

Position at Noon: Lat 10-53, Long -29.63

Position at 8 pm: Lat 11.35, Long -28.50

6 on sick list

2.50 am: Convoy extinguished side lights.

3.0 am: Switched on shaded stern light.

5.0 am: S/S "Horatius" rejoined convoy.

5.25 am: 45 revolutions.

5.40 am: 50 revolutions.

5.58 am: 40 revolutions.

6.45 am: 37 revolutions. In station ahead on convoy.

9.6 am: Stopped and lowered boat to take doctor to S/S Hermiston.

9.42 am: Boat returned.

9.45 am: 55 revolutions. Set course N35E.

10.30 am: 37 revolutions. Altered course N33E.

12.15 pm: Increased convoy's speed to 7 knots.

3.27 pm: Increased to 39 revolutions. Convoy's speed increased to 7 1/2 knots.


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7 May 1918

From Rio de Janeiro To England, or At Sea

Position at 8 am: Lat 12.63, Long -28.11

Position at Noon: Lat 13.15, Long -28.08

Position at 8 pm: Lat 14.06, Long -27.93

8 on sick list

9.25 am: Altered course N30E.

1.0 pm: Altered course N29E.

4.20 pm: Increased to 55 revolutions.

5.14 pm: Stopped & lowered boat to board S/S "Horatius".

5.41 pm: Boat returned. Courses and engine as requisite for resuming station in convoy.

6.55 pm: In station. Reduced to 38 revolutions.

9.21 pm: 39 revolutions.


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8 May 1918

From Rio de Janeiro To England, or At Sea

Position at 8 am: Lat 15.45, Long -27.71

Position at Noon: Lat 15.91, Long -27.65

Position at 8 pm: Lat 16,80, Long -27.58

8 on sick list

12.26 pm: Altered course N25E.

12.55 pm: Increased to 39 revolutions.

12.57 pm: 40 revolutions.

1.15 pm: Commenced No 2 zig-zag.

1.17 pm: Reduced to 38 revolutions.

3.5 pm: Increased to 39 revolutions.

5.50 pm: Stopped and lowered boat to board S/S "Horatius".

6.0 pm: Ceased zig-zagging.

6.5 Boat returned. Set course to return to station in convoy.

7.0 pm: Switched on blue stern light.


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9 May 1918

From Rio de Janeiro To England, or At Sea

Position at 8 am: Lat 18.10, Long -27.48

Position at Noon: Lat 19.26, Long -27.23

Position at 8 pm: Lat 18.76, Long -26.58

8 on sick list

5.20 am: 50 revolutions. Altered course N70E. Commenced 4 point zig-zag every 20 minutes.

5.30 pm: Altered course N18W.

7.15 am: Reduced to 40 revolutions.

7.30 am: Altered course N48E.

8.12 am: 36 revolutions.

8.30 am Altered course N69E.

9.0 am: 37 revolutions.

10.0 am: Advanced clocks 2 minutes.

11.30 am: Commenced 6 point zig-zag every 15 minutes.

11.45 am: Altered zig-zag to every 1/2 hour.

12. 20 pm: Zig-zag opened to 35 degrees on either side of mean course.

4.0 pm: 40 revolutions.

6.45 pm: Darkened ship. Courses and speeds various to communicate with convoy.

7.5 pm: Altered course N70E and exercised emergency signal No 6.

7.15 pm: Switched on stern light.

9.38 pm: Reduced to 36 revolutions.

11.50 pm: Increased to 37 revolutions.


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10 May 1918

From Rio de Janeiro To England, or At Sea

Position at 8 am: Lat 19.5, Long -25.56

Position at Noon: Lat 19.78, Long -25.26

Position at 8 pm: Lat 20.23, Long -24.63

7 on sick list

1.25 am: Reduced to 36 revolutions.

3.25 am: Increased to 37 revolutions.

9.0 am: 45 revolutions. Started 40 degrees zig-zag.

9.46 am: Increased to 50 revolutions.

10.40 am: 45 degrees zig-zag.

Exercised ammunition supply parties.

Noon: One log line and rotator lost.

12.28 pm: Altered course N72E.

3.45 pm: Stopped zig-zag. 33 revolutions.

5.45 pm: Altered course N50E.

6.0 pm: Resumed station in convoy.

6.50 pm: Increased to 36 revolutions. Darkened ship.

7.0 pm: Altered course N72E.


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11 May 1918

From Rio de Janeiro To England, or At Sea

Position at 8 am: Lat 20.91, Long -23.60

Position at Noon: Lat 21.26, Long -23.26

Position at 8 pm: Lat 21.28, Long -22.60

6 on sick list

5.0 am: Altered course N83E. Engines and helm as requisite to communicate with s/s Thessaly.

6.20 am: Altered course N72E.

9.0 am: Stopped.

9.5 am: Lowered boat to take E.R. stores from S/S Horatius.

9.30 am: Boat returned.

9.32 am: Proceeded to take up station in convoy, full ahead both.

10.15 am: Reduced to 36 revolutions.

12.26 pm: Altered course N77E. 50 revolutions.

12.30 pm: Commenced zig-zag No 2.

12.40 pm: 34 revolutions.

1.40 pm: Altered course S50E. Straight course.

2.30 pm: Convoy commenced No 2 zig-zag.

2.35 pm: 45 revolutions.

Vessel maneuvering around convoy.

4.15 pm: Altered course to communicate with S/S Horatius.

5.15 pm: Stopped and lowered boat to take over E.R. stores to S/S Horatius.

5.43 pm: Boat returned.

5.45 pm: Full ahead both. Courses and engines various to resume station in convoy.

6.45 pm: Altered course N56E.

6.45 pm: Exercised sea boats crew and 6 pdr guns crew.

8.0 pm: Increased to 35 revolutions.


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12 May 1918

From Rio de Janeiro To England, or At Sea

Position at 8 am: Lat 22.00, Long -22.00

Position at Noon: Lat 22.60, Long -21,83

Position at 8 pm: Lat 22.93, Long -21.83

6 on sick list

5.15 am: 55 revolutions. Courses various.

6.25 am: 60 revolutions.

6.45 am: Resumed station in convoy. Set course S22W.

7.45 am: Altered course N22W.

8.40 am: Altered course N20W.

9.32 am: Altered course N15E.

9.50 am: Altered course N16E.

10.0 am: 50 revolutions. Altered course North. Clocks put on 4 minutes.

10.5 am: Divisions and Divine Service.

11.0 am: 33 revolutions. Course N22W.

11.16 am: 32 revolutions.

1.50 pm: 48 revolutions. Commenced zig-zagging.

2.30 - 4.0 pm: Manoeuvering around convoy for signalling purposes.

5.10 pm: 50 revolutions.

5.35 pm: 40 revolutions.

6.5 pm: Convoy turned about. Set course S22W.

6.12 pm: Convoy in station.

8.45 pm: Exercised Submarine defence guns crews.


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13 May 1918

From Rio de Janeiro To England, or At Sea

Position at 8 am: Lat 22.16, Long -22.06

Position at Noon: Lat 22.73, Long -22.01

Position at 8 pm: Lat 23.70, Long -21.90

7 on sick list

5.4 am: Increased to 55 revolutions.

5.10 am: Answered challenge from H.M.S. Mantua with convoy from Dakar.

5.30 am: Orvieto and convoy Altered course 16 point starboard.

5.50 am: Commenced reorganising convoy. Courses and speed various.

8.30 am: 60 revolutions. H.M.S. Mantua proceeded in execution of previous orders.

9.45 am: Divisions. Prayers and physical drill.

Courses and speeds various for signalling purposes with convoy.

12.30 am: Commenced zig-zag ahead of convoy.

1.20 pm: Altered course N24W.

3.55 pm: 40 revolutions.

4.0 pm: S.B.C.

Courses and speeds various.

9.30 pm: 39 revolutions.


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14 May 1918

From Rio de Janeiro To England, or At Sea

Position at 8 am: Lat 25.13, Long -21.85

Position at Noon: Lat 25.80, Long -21.91

Position at 8 pm: Lat 26.80, Long -21.80

8 on sick list

5.0 am: 50 revolutions. Commenced zig-zag ahead of convoy.

7.30 am: S.B:C.

Courses and speed various.

8.30 am: 50 revolutions.

8.40 am: 40 degrees zig-zag every 30 minutes.

9.26 am: Exercised No 6 emergency signal.

10.0 am: Time advanced 1 minute.

4.25 pm: Altered course N49E.

6.15 pm: 55 revolutions.

6.25 pm: Convoy ceased zig-zag.

6.40 pm: 40 revolutions.

7.0 pm: Convoy Altered course N27E.

7.15 pm: 50 revolutions. Courses and speeds various.

9.30 am In station ahead of convoy. 39 revolutions.10.10 pm: 40 revolutions. Exercised submarine defence.

Number on Sick List 8


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15 May 1918

From Rio de Janeiro To England, or At Sea

Position at 8 am: Lat 28.33, Long -21.41

Position at Noon: Lat 28.88, Long -21.33

Position at 8 pm: Lat 29.91, Long -21,25

9 on sick list

4.45 am: 50 revolutions. 40 degrees zigzag on either side of mean course, ahead of convoy.

5.15 am: Vessel sighted bearing East (mag.)

5.40 am: 55 revolutions.

6.0 am: Ceased zig-zag.

8.0 am: Resumed zig-zag ahead of convoy.

12.30 pm: ship sighted bearing N60E.

12.25 pm: Altered course S75E to intercept steamer.

1.17 pm: Stopped and boarded S/S "Leucadia" Lat 29 0 N. 21 10 W.

1.40 pm: Proceeded to station in convoy. Courses and speed various.

4.40 pm: Altered course N22E. 40 degrees zig-zag ahead of convoy.

7.13 pm: Exercised No 6 Emergency Signal.

8.15 pm: Altered course N21E.

8.20 pm: S/S "Adra" reported to not under command.

8.40 pm: S/S "Adra" reported under command.


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16 May 1918

From Rio de Janeiro To England, or At Sea

Position at 8 am: Lat 31.25, Long -21.16

Position at Noon: Lat 31.63, Long -21.11

Position at 8 pm: Lat 32.55, Long -21.05

9 on sick list

3.30 am: Convoy extinguished side lights.

5.0 am: Courses and speeds various to communicate with convoy.

6.57 am: Increased to 50 revolutions.

7.32 am: Commenced zig-zag ahead of convoy.

9.15 am: Altered course N19E.

9.45 am: Divisions, Prayers and physical drill.

Boys to seamanship and school.

Gunnery training classes to instruction.

1.55 pm: 55 revolutions.

5.57 pm: 45 revolutions.

Courses & speeds various for signalling purposes.

7.15 pm: Altered course N18E.

7.30 pm: 40 revolutions.


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17 May 1918

From Rio de Janeiro To England, or At Sea

Position at 8 am: Lat 33.85, Long -21.16

Position at Noon: Lat 34.20, Long -21.16

Position at 8 pm: Lat 35.08, Long -21.13

10 on sick list

4.30 am: Increased to 50 revolutions.

4.40 am: Commenced 90 degrees zig-zag.

5.0 am: Convoy reduced to 6 knots.

7.55 am: Ceased zig-zag.

8.10 am: Resumed zig-zag.

9.30 am: Out fog buoy.

10.20 am: S/S "Trevessa" carried out full calibre firing at fog buoy.

10.50 Fog buoy in.

11.30 am: In station ahead of convoy.

12.15 pm: Altered course N21E.

6.15 pm: S/S "War Lion" and "Hermiston" carried out full calibre firing as fog buoy.

6.45 pm: Altered course N55W to intercept steamer.

7.30 pm: Stopped.

7.32 pm: Lowered boat and boarded S/S Pensilva.

7.45 pm: Boat returned.

7.46 pm: Proceeded course N45E. 60 revolutions to rejoin convoy.

9.28 pm: 50 revolutions.

9.45 pm: 40 revolutions. In station ahead of convoy.


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18 May 1918

From Rio de Janeiro To England, or At Sea

Position at 8 am: Lat 36.53, Long -21.03

Position at Noon: Lat 37.21, Long -21.16

Position at 8 pm: Lat 38.21, Long -21.01

9 on sick list

4.40 pm: 50 revolutions. Courses and speed various.

5.35 am: S/S "Melania" dropped astern of convoy owing to engine trouble.

8.20 am: 40 revolutions.

10.0 am: Midshipmen to steam lecture.

Courses and speeds various throughout watch.

12.5 pm: S/S "Aquarius" astern of convoy owing to engine troubles.

2.10 pm: 50 revolutions. Convoy increased to 7.75 knots.

2.30 pm: Commenced 80 degrees zig-zag ahead of convoy.

3.45 pm: 45 revolutions. Closed zig-zag to 60 degrees.

7.10 pm: Stopped zig-zagging.

7.12 pm: 42 revolutions.

7.40 pm: Altered course N48E.

Heavy NE'ly swell throughout watch.


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19 May 1918

From Rio de Janeiro To England, or At Sea

Position at 8 am: Lat 39.58, Long -20.03

Position at Noon: Lat 40.28, Long -19.71

Position at 8 pm: Lat 41.06, Long -19.08

10 on sick list

4.40 am: Increased to 45 revolutions. Commenced 20 degrees zig-zag.

9.45 am: 40 revolutions.

10.0 am: Divisions and Divine Service.

10.17 am: Increased to 45 revolutions, zig-zagging ahead of convoy.

11.15 am: Speed of convoy reduced to 7 knots.

4.0 pm: Increased speed of convoy to 7 1/2 knots. Evening Quarters. S.B.C.

5.0 pm: Altered course N70E.

25 degrees zig-zag ahead of convoy.

7.0 pm: Darkened ship. Exercised No 6 Emergency Signal.

8.0 pm: S.B.C. Altered course N48E.

8.10 pm: Reduced to 40 revolutions.


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20 May 1918

From Rio de Janeiro To England, or At Sea

Position at 8 am: Lat 42.36, Long -17.93

Position at Noon: Lat 42.91; Long -17.26

Position at 8 pm: Lat 43.80, Long -16.83

8 on sick list

4.12 am: 45 revolutions. Commenced 20 degrees zig-zag.

6.35 am: Ceased zig-zag.

6.50 am: 40 revolutions.

7.20 am: 45 revolutions.

7.50 am: Commenced zig-zag.

8.50 am: Ceased zig-zag.

10.15 am: Exercised ammunition supply parties.

10.50 am: 41 revolutions. Midshipmen, training classes and Red watch to 6" B.L. gun drill. Boys of white watch to school.

Noon: Exercised No 4 Emergency signal and ceased zig-zag.

12.5 pm: 50 revolutions.

12.25 pm: Altered course N26E.

1.15 pm: Daymen painting ship. Gunnery classes to instruction. Courses and speed various.

1.45 pm: In station ahead of S/S "Parana". Altered course N64E. 34 revolutions.

2.36 pm: Altered course N42E.

3.0 pm: 50 revolutions. Zig-zagging ahead of convoy.

4.5 pm: 40 revolutions. Ceased zig-zagging.

6.0 pm: Resumed zig-zagging.

6.20 pm: Closed all watertight doors.

8.32 pm: 37 revolutions. Ceased zig-zagging.

9.50 pm: 38 revolutions.

9.56 pm: 50 revolutions.

10.0 pm: Commenced 40 degrees zig-zag ahead of convoy.

10.46 pm: 50 revolutions.

Ship: Met: SS Parana

1-45 In station ahead of s/s Parana.


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21 May 1918

From Rio de Janeiro To England, or At Sea

Position at 8 am: Lat 44.81, Long -15.45

Position at Noon: Lat 45.10, Long -15.00

Position at 8 pm: Lat 45.63, Long -14.10

10 on sick list

2.25 am: Ceased zig-zagging. 37 revolutions.

3.55 am: 50 revolutions. Continued zig-zag.

4.20 am: 55 revolutions. Convoy commenced No 1 zig-zag.

8,43 am: 40 revolutions.

9.0 am: 50 revolutions.

10.0 am: Officers to 6" gun drill. White watch to cutlass drill.

10.0 am: Time advanced 35 minutes.

1.32 pm: Convoy Altered course N70E. Gunnery training classes to instructions.

35 degrees zig-zag ahead of convoy throughout watch.

4.45 pm: 45 revolutions.

5.13 pm: 55 revolutions.

6.13 pm: Altered course S89E.

7.30 pm: Convoy commenced zig-zag No 2.

8.0 pm: S.B.C. Sighted S/S bearing SE.

8.20 pm: Sighted S/S bearing East.

8.45 pm: Sighted two S/S bearing NNEE and North.

8.45 pm: Altered course N69E.

9.30 pm: Altered course N69E. 50 revolutions.

9.50 pm: Commenced zig-zag ahead of convoy.


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22 May 1918

From Rio de Janeiro To England, or At Sea

Position at 8 am: Lat 46.51, Long -12.53

Position at Noon: Lat 46.85, Long -11,86

Position at 8 pm: Lat 47.96, Long -10.95

10 on sick list

3.0 am: Convoy ceased zig-zag.

4.5 am 60 revolutions.

Zig-zagging ahead of convoy.

6.55 am: Convoy commenced No 2 zig-zag.

7.10 am: Altered course to challenge P.61. Escort arrived.

8.8 am: Ceased zig-zag.

8.27 am: Commenced zig-zag ahead of convoy.

8.30 am: Convoy Altered course N55E. Courses and speeds various.

10.0 am: Time advanced 1/2 hour.

11.30 am: Convoy ceased zig-zagging.

6.0 pm: Closed watertight doors. Increased to 80 revolutions. Course N32E.

6.30 am: 33 degrees zig-zag every 10 minutes.

8.0 pm: S.B.C. Lookouts doubled.

8.15 pm: Altered course N54E.

10.15 pm: Altered course N32E.

Midnight: S.B.C. 33 degrees zig-zag.


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23 May 1918

From Rio de Janeiro To England, or At Sea

Position at 8 am: Lat 50.50, Long -10.00

Position at Noon: Lat 50.58, Long -8.00

Position at 8 pm: Lat 51.15, Long -5.98

10 on sick list

Vessel zig-zagging 3 points on either side of mean course.

10.0 am: Clock advanced 30 minutes.

1.11 pm: Altered course N82E.

1.20 pm: Clock advanced 30 minutes. Time B.S.T.

3 points zig-zag every 10 minutes, on each side of mean course, carried out throughout watch.

4.35 pm: Periscope on port beam reported by escort P.65. Full ahead both; hard "a" port. P.65 dropped four depth charges. Result unknown.

6.45 pm: Altered course East.

10.5 pm: Sighted Lundy Island Light: S62E.

10.50 pm: Calay Island Light: N65E.

11.30 pm: Sighted Helwick Light.

11.50 pm: Lundy Island Light: abeam. Altered course S70E.


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24 May 1918

From Rio de Janeiro, To Avonmouth, or At Sea

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

9 on sick list

1.22 am: Bull light: abeam

2.0 am: Foreland light: abeam.

2.15 am: 70 revolutions.

2.45 am: 40 revolutions.

3.15 am: Paravanes in.

3.24 am: Stopped. Pilot on board. Engines as requisite by pilot.

5.8 am: Passed Holmes Light House.

5.33 am: Passed Bridge Light Vessel.

6.0 am: Stopped. Signalled to Walton Signal Station.

6.20 am: Blacknore Point: abeam.

6.40 am: Tugs alongside.

6.45 am: Pontishead pier: abeam.

7.15 am: Entered dock.

7.40 am: Made fast alongside

8.20 am: Proceeded into Royal Edward dock.

9.50 am: Tied up alongside N.W. Royal Edward dock.

Emptied No 1 Ballast tank.

11.50 am: Commenced unloading cargo in Nos 1 and 3 holds: Shore labour.

12.30 pm: Starboard watch landed for long leave.

Sub Lieutenant P.W. Coombes R.N.R. discharged to H.M.S. Vernon. Portsmouth.

5.0 pm: Read warrant No 42.

5.45 pm: Landed libertymen and boys.

Shore gangs discharging cargo.

Surgeon Kelly R.N. discharged to H.M.S. "Vivid".

8.30 pm: Shore workmen finished for day.


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25 May 1918

Avonmouth

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

7 on sick list

7.15 am: Hands shifting ship.

7.30 am: Libertymen returned.

9.0 am: Started taking in fresh water in No 4 starboard tank.

Shore gang getting out cargo.

10.30 am: Engineer Sub Lieutenant Simpson R.N.R. discharged to Haslar hospital.

2.0 pm Unloading cargo.

5.0 pm: Ceased working cargo in No 3 and 4 holds.


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26 May 1918

Avonmouth

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

3 on sick list

6.0 am: Hands working in No 3 hold.

9.45 am: Rigged church.

10.0 am: Divisions and prayers (church).


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27 May 1918

Avonmouth

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

3 on sick list

6.30 am: Surgeon Ritchie R.N. joined ship.

8.0 am: Shore gangs resumed discharging cargo at Nos 1, 3 and 4 holds.

Noon: Ceased discharging cargo.

1.0 pm: Hands discharging meat to cold storage.

2.0 pm: Resumed discharging cargo.

3.15 pm: Hands finished discharging meat.

8.30 pm: Ceased discharging for night.


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28 May 1918

Avonmouth

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

3 on sick list

6.45 am: Hands shifting ship.

6.50 am: Let go Starboard anchor. Pilot aboard.

7.30 am: Coal Lighter came alongside.

8.0 am: Two tugs employed in hauling ship off from quay side.

9.0 am: Started coaling. Resumed discharging cargo in Nos 1, 3 and 4 holds.

Hands getting out empties.

3.30 pm: Finished getting out empties.

4.45 pm: Finished coaling for night.

5.0 pm: Hands shifting ship and hauling coal lighters clear of jetty.

6.40 pm: One wireless rating joined ship.

8.15 pm: Shore gangs ceased working cargo.

Midnight: Rounds and prisoner correct.


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29 May 1918

Avonmouth

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

2 on sick list

6.0 am: Shore gang commenced discharging cargo.

8.0 am: Rounds and prisoner correct.

12.10 pm: Hands employed breasting off ship for coal lighters.

1.0 pm: Started coaling.

Shore gang discharging cargo from Nos 1, 3 and 4 holds.

Shore labour coaling ship.

4.50 pm: Coaling party finished for night.

5.0 pm: Libertymen and boys landed. Chief gunner joined ship.

8.30 pm: Shore workmen finished for night.

8.35 pm: Engineer Sub Lieutenant (name omitted) joined ship.

Midnight: Rounds correct.


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30 May 1918

Avonmouth

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

2 on sick list

6.0 pm: Shore gang commenced discharging cargo.

9.0 am: Started coaling (shore labour)5.0 pm: Finished coaling for night.

5.30 pm: Hands getting in stores.

7.0 pm: One seaman rejoined from S/S "Horatius".

Midnight: Rounds and prisoner correct.


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31 May 1918

Avonmouth

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

2 on sick list

6.0 am: Shore gang commenced discharging cargo.

8.0 am: Starboard watch returned from long leave.

8.15 am: Commenced coaling. Port watch landed for long leave.

9.0 am: 22 ratings joined ship from H.M.S. Eagle.

1.50 pm: Escort landed.

2.15 pm: Escort returned with prisoner.

8.30 pm: Finished discharging cargo for night. Coaling party finished for night.


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LOGS FOR JUNE 1918


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1 June 1918

Avonmouth

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

2 on sick list

6.0 am: Shore gang commenced discharging cargo.

9.0 am: Commenced coaling ship.

12.45 pm: Ceased coaling. Finished cargo in No 4 hold.

1.0 pm: Hands to make and mend clothes. Shore gang ceased work for day.

7.30 pm: 7 ratings joined ship from H.M.S "Victory".


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2 June 1918

Avonmouth

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

1 on sick list

6.15 am: Shore gang commenced discharging cargo form No 3 hold.

8.0 am: Rounds correct. Commenced coaling ship.

10.0 am: Divine Service.

5.10 pm: Finished cargo in No 3 hatch for night. Finished coaling for night.


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3 June 1918

Avonmouth

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

1 on sick list

8.0 am: Shore gang commenced coaling ship.

10.0 am: Started taking in stores in No 4 hold.

2.0 pm: Hauled vessel astern. Pilot employed.

5.0 pm: Stopped coaling ship.

8.30 pm: Dockyard men finished for night.


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4 June 1918

Avonmouth

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

6 on sick list

6.30 am: Hands shifting ship.

8.0 am: Rounds correct. Shore gang coaling ship.

8.30 am: 12 ratings left ship for R.N. Barracks. Portsmouth.

Hands employed getting in stores.

4.0 pm: Four ratings for D.A.M.S joined ship.

8.0 pm: Finished coaling for night.

9.30 pm: Twenty ratings joined from Portsmouth.


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5 June 1918

Avonmouth

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

7 on sick list

6.40 am: Shore workmen onboard.

7.0 am: Hands employed in shifting ship.

9.0 am: Hands employed taking in stores and ammunition.

8.30 pm: Dockyard me ashore. Finished coaling for night.


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6 June 1918

Avonmouth

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

9 on sick list

8.0 am: Rounds correct. Commenced coaling ship.

Hands employed taking in stores and ammunition.

5.0 pm: Libertymen landed. Finished coaling.

5.30 pm: 3 boys joined from Portsmouth Barracks.

9.30 pm: Two stoker ratings joined ship.

10.30 pm: 6 ratings joined ship.


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7 June 1918

Avonmouth.

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

14 on sick list

6.0 am: Hands employed getting in coke. Ten signal ratings joined ship for D.A.M.S. from Chatham. One stoker rating joined ship from H.M.S. "Vivid".

7.30 am: Dockyard men on board.

8.0 am: Rounds correct. Commenced coaling ship.

10.0 am: One steward joined ship.

1.0 pm: Hands getting in stores.

1.20 pm: One rating discharged to H.M.S. Eagle.

2.0 pm: Finished coaling ship.


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8 June 1918

Avonmouth

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

13 on sick list

8.0 am: Dockyard workmen on board.

11.30 am: Five ratings joined ship from R.N. Portsmouth.

Midnight: Rounds correct. Shore workmen left ship.


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9 June 1918

From Avonmouth, To ------- or, At Sea.

Position at Noon: Lat 51.33, Long -4.02

Position at 8 pm: Lat 55.83, Long -6.68

10 on sick list

7.0 am: Tugs in attendance.

7.22 am: Let go.

7.45 am: Entered locks.

8.0 am: Cleared locks.

8.2 am: Let go tugs.

9.0 am: Bridge Light Vessel: abeam.

9.25 am: Flatholm Light Vessel: abeam.

9.30 am: Challenged escort P. 46.

9.40 am: Resumed speed.

9.50 am: Stopped and dropped pilot.

10.0 am: Proceeded.

10.10 am: Paravanes out.

10.15 am: Breaksea Light Vessel: abeam. Set course N68W. 80 revolutions.

10.30 am: Nash Point: abeam 2 1/2 miles.

11.10 am: 30 degrees zig-zag every 10 minutes.

11.30 am: Ceased zig-zag.

11.42 am: Searweather Light Vessel: abeam 4 1/2 miles.

11.50 am: Resumed zig-zag.

1.0 pm: Tielswick Light Vessel: abeam.

1.25 pm: Altered course S82W.

22 degrees zig-zag throughout watch.

7.48 pm: Reduced to 70 revolutions.

8.0 pm: 22 degrees zig-zag every 10 minutes.

8.30 pm: 80 revolutions. Darkened ship.

11.0 pm: Altered course S68W.


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10 June 1918

From Avonmouth, To ------- or, At Sea.

Position at 8 am: Lat 49.13, Long -9.90

Position at Noon: Lat 47.98, Long -10.63

Position at 8 pm: Lat 46.96, Long -11.98

14 on sick list

3.40 am: Commenced 2 point zig-zag every 10 minutes.

7.0 pm: Altered zig-zag to every 20 minutes.

9.0 am: Altered course S33W.

9.10 am: Sighted convoy.

10.0 am: Ship Time retarded 10 minutes.

10.46 am: 70 revolutions.

11.0 am: Altered course S60W. 60 revolutions.

11.10 am: Courses various.

12.30 pm: S.B.C. 60 revolutions. Course S60W.

1.20 pm: Ship Time retarded 30 minutes.

3.55 pm: 60 revolutions.

4.10 pm: 55 revolutions.

5.0 pm: Ship Time retarded 30 minutes.

5.45 pm: Increased to 58 revolutions.

6.0 pm: Altered course S61W. 60 revolutions.

8.30 pm: Altered course S64W.

8.40 pm: Slow both. In Paravanes. Altered course S86W.

9.40 pm: 60 revolutions.

10.30 pm: Altered course S63W Straight course.


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11 June 1918

From Avonmouth, To ------- or, At Sea.

Position at 8 am: Lat 45.36, Long -13.85

Position at Noon: Lat 44.66, Long -14.06

Position at 8 pm: Lat 43.60, Long -16.31

13 on sick list

1.35 am: Commenced No 2 zig-zag 58 revolutions.

6.50 am: 55 revolutions.

7.5 am: Altered course S61W.

7.25 am: 58 revolutions.

Courses and speeds various from 9.0 to 9.45

9.30 am: Convoy ceased zig-zag, speed 9 knots.

10.0 am: Ship Time retarded 30 minutes. General Quarters. Exercised collision stations and fire in magazine.

10.10 am: Commenced No 2 zig-zag. Increased to 60 revolutions.

23.0 pm: 55 revolutions.

4.57 pm: 58 revolutions.

7.0 pm: Altered course S39W. 65 revolutions.

7.6 pm: 60 revolutions.

8.20 pm: 58 revolutions.

9.0 pm: 55 revolutions.

9.30 pm: Altered course S61W.

9.32 pm: 58 revolutions.


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12 June 1918

At Sea.

Position at 8 am: Lat 41.98, Long -18.16

Position at Noon: Lat 41.18, Long -18.85

Position at 8 pm: Lat 40.11, Long -20.03

10 on sick list

12.35 am: Reduced to 55 revolutions.

2.0 am: Commenced No 2 zig-zag.

3.0 am: Reduced to 50 revolutions.

3.50 am: 55 revolutions.

4.30 am: 60 revolutions.

5.27 am: 58 revolutions.

6.35 am: 55 revolutions.

9.5 am: 50 revolutions.

10.5 am: Midshipmen to 6" gun drill. Boys at school and seamanship. Ordinary Seamen to 6" gun drill.

10.30 am: Ship Time retarded 15 minutes.

2.0 pm: 58 revolutions.

4.55 pm: 55 revolutions.

5.45 pm: Altered course S83W.

6.20 pm: Sighted Portuguese Top Sail Schooner bearing S60W.

6.35 pm: 57 revolutions.

7.45 pm. Altered course S86W. Ceased zig-zag. 65 revolutions.

8.0 pm: Reduced to 58 revolutions. S.B.C.

9.0 pm: 55 revolutions.

10.15 pm: 58 revolutions.


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