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Fleet Messenger, hired merchantman

Owned by Royal Mail Line. Listed as mercantile fleet auxiliary, pendant no Y4.14. Built 1900, 5541grt. Armament: 2-12pdr. In commission 6.3.15-20.9.20. Renamed ICARUS 1918. Returned to civilian service 9.20. (British Warships 1914-1919)

Note: According to the logbooks Trent paid off 24 January 1919 and was handed back to the Royal Mail Line.

Prior to World War 1, RMS Trentís main claim to fame was the mid-ocean rescue of the crew of the airship America in 1910. She also accompanied the towing from Britain to East Africa of the monitors Mersey and Severn, later used to destroy the German cruiser Koenigsberg in the Rufiji River. A full account of this epic can be found here.

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Notes:

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

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

Editor’s notes:

Many of the links in this document come from the invaluable http://www.clydesite.co.uk, to whom I am extremely grateful. Their contributors, Stuart Cameron, Bruce Allen, John Ward-McQuaid, George Robinson and others are to be congratulated and thanked.
Most of the ship pictures are from http://www.photoship.co.uk/, a great site for the enthusiast.
I am also indebted to www.wrecksite.eu/, the last and only information that we have of so many ships. Many thanks to http://www.theshipslist.com/, a must for any researcher and http://navypedia.org/ has time and again provided information on long-forgotten warships from one hundred years ago.

Unlike RN logbooks, these run for several months and each days information is recorded on two pages; courses, speeds and weather on the left (first) page and remarks on the right (second) page. Occasionally the first page also contains disciplinary remarks.

When in harbour, they often put two days information onto one pair of pages.

The noon position, always on the second line of each day, is in decimal notation. It is either the position recorded in the log for noon, or has been added by the editor because the vessel is at a known location. Other observations are in degrees and minutes, as recorded in the log.

Some useful abbreviations: BM, Bosun’s Mate. CT, Coal Trimmer. FM, Fireman. FMM, Fireman’s Messman. GS, General Servant. QM, Quarter Master. LH, Light House. KAR King’s African Rifles. MAR, Mafia African Rifles. MMR, Merchant Marine Reserve. ZAR, Zanzibar African Rifles.
HMW, His Majesty’s Whaler. HMHS, His Majesty’s Hospital Ship. HMT, His Majesty’s Transport. SNTO, Senior naval transport officer.

Note on HMS Trent's Disciplinary Record: Trent's remarkably poor disciplinary record may stem from the fact that her crew of merchant seamen, presumably inherited from the RMS Coy, do not seem to have signed form T124, that would have placed them under the Naval Discipline Act. I think this is because in the log, after one mutinous bout, they were invited to sign it, but presumably could not be compelled. Soon afterwards they were all sent home and the lascar crew engaged. She was also an unlucky ship, perpetually being struck by other vessels in harbour! What a hard worker though, perpetually dashing about, plus the tows down to Durban and even more arduous, towing both HMS Severn and HMS Mersey (separately) up to the Suez Canal for refit in Alexandria.

THE VOYAGES OF HMS TRENT 1915-1919
(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)

LOG BOOK – AUGUST 25th 1915 TO FEBRUARY 9th 1916


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Front cover on two pages.

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Title Page.

Trent, commanded by R Hayes RNR. Log kept by Harry EH Croft RNR.


THE VOYAGES OF HMS TRENT
Operations off Eastern Africa between August 1915 and August 1916

JP map Trent 1508-1608

LOGS FOR AUGUST 1915

(Durban to Tirene Bay)


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25 August 1915

Durban and at sea towards Zanzibar.

Lat -29.7, Long 31.3

F Cleverly FM deserted the ship.

10.15am: Unmoored and swung ship, assisted by tug.

10.50am: Dropped pilot and proceeded full speed (13 knots).

6.0pm: St Lucia LH N13E(t).


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26 August 1915

At sea.

Lat -26.3, Long 34.2

6.0am: 27 14S, 33 38E

7.42pm: Zavora Lt N4E(t).


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27 August 1915

At sea.

Lat -22.1, Long 36.8

5.55am: 23 17S, 36 18E

7.0am: G Andrews FM, off duty sick.

2.0pm: C Basset and F Brown FM, off duty sick.

10.0pm: F Brown resumed duty.


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28 August 1915

At sea.

Lat -18.1, Long 39.7

5.50am: 18 56S, 38 54E

6.0am: G Andrews, C Bassett and F Scorfria FM, off duty sick.

11.0pm: A Instance CT, off duty sick.


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29 August 1915

At sea.

Lat -14.1, Long 41.2

6.0am: D Baker and M Fennick FM, off duty sick.

10.0am: Received orders by wireless to call at Tirene Bay.

6.0pm: G Andrews FM, off duty sick.

10.0pm: A Instance CT returned to duty.


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30 August 1915

At sea.

Lat -10.2, Long 40.7

12.45am: 12 08S, 40 53E

4.0am: G Andrews FM, off duty sick.

9.40am: Sighted HMS Challenger.

6.25pm: 9 02S, 40 16E


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31 August 1915

At sea to Tirene Bay and Niororo I.

Lat -7.84, Long 39.71

8.30am: Anchored in Tirene Bay.

8.40am: HMS Severn alongside for stores.

10.0am: HMWs Echo and Styx alongside for water.

11.59am: G Andrews FM, off duty sick.

4.20pm: Weighed and proceeded. Catamaran capsized alongside. Men and canoe hoisted in.

6.20pm: Anchored off Niororo I.

10.0pm: G Andrews resumed duty.


LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1915

(Zanzibar and some patrols)


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1 September 1915

Niororo I. to Zanzibar and at sea.

Lat -6.9, Long 39.6

5.50am: Weighed and proceeded towards Tirene Bay.

7.10am: Stopped, HMS Severn alongside, discharged natives and catamaran.

1.0pm: S Bartlett returned from prison.

3.05pm: Chumbe Lt abeam 1 mile.

4.0pm: Moored at buoy (in Zanzibar harbour), delivered mail for C-in-C to officer from guard ship.

5.0pm: Slipped and proceeded.

7.55pm: Mwana Mwana Lt abeam 1.5 miles.


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2 September 1915

At sea to Kilindini and at sea.

Lat -4.1, Long 39.7

7.05am: Anchored in Kilindini harbour, Mombasa.

9.0am: Landed military ratings.

6.10pm: Weighed and proceeded.

11.30pm: Ras Kegomacha Lt S76E(t) 8 miles.


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3 September 1915

At sea to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

9.30am: Anchored in Zanzibar harbour.

10.0am: Collier Newfield alongside. Commenced coaling.

5.0pm: Working party on HMS Mersey discharging gear.

5.30pm: HMS Laconia in.


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4 September 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Coaling from SS Newfield, received 450 tons.

Working party from HMS Mersey loading stores and meat.

Discharged 15 tons of frozen meat to HMS Laconia.


5 September 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

8.30am: HS Takada arrived. (Link to photo of her in later troopship livery. You can see a nice picture of her as a hospital ship, along with many others of the period here.)

C Stivala, general servant, broke his leave. Sentenced to one month's leave stopped.

Working party from HMS Mersey stowing No 3 hold and discharging plates. (These are the steel plates with which Mersey and Severn reinforced their armour before the Konigsberg action.)


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6 September 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

S Quinn greaser, broke leave and returned drunk.

S Bartlett greaser, off duty sick.


7 September 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

7.15am: HMS Challenger in.

Noon: Observed time ball on flagship.

4.0pm: HMS Laconia out.

8.0pm: S Bartlett greaser, off duty sick.


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8 September 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

5.45am: HMS Challenger out.

8.0pm: S Bartlett greaser, off duty sick.


9 September 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

S Bartlett greaser, off duty sick.


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10 September 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

4.40pm: HMS Challenger in.

11.0pm: Received orders to raise steam for full speed.


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11 September 1915

Zanzibar to Chaki Chaki Bay (on Pemba I.).

Lat -4.8, Long 39.4

5.50am: Weighed, discharged Surgeon Fox and proceeded.

11.40am: Observed HMS Mersey, 4 42S, 39 22E.

12.15pm: Mersey signalled, "Coming out with one engine”. Trent turned round.

1.25pm: Mersey in positition astern. Passed 5 ½” wire to her.

1.45pm: Mersey fast and proceeded.

6.10pm: Stopped, Mersey slipped and anchored. Anchored in Chaki Chaki Bay.


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12 September 1915

Chaki Chaki Bay to Zanzibar.

Lat -5.9, Long 39.2 (Approximate. Log records 5 74 ½ S)

9.0am: Sighted HMS Challenger and tug Sarah Jolliffe.

9.35am: HMS Mersey's cable parted and Sarah Jolliffe took her in tow.

1.50pm: Anchored in Zanzibar harbour.


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13 September 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

For overstaying leave, returning drunk and bringing on board spirits on 9th September, E Arnold CT, sentenced to 14 days stoppage of leave and four days pay forfeited, two on each count.


14 September 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

7.0am: Ship’s stores alongside ex French mail. Crew receiving stores. Stores in bad condition.

4.0pm: HMS Challenger in.


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15 September 1915

Zanzibar and at sea.

Lat -5.6, Long 39.2

9.15am: Weighed and proceeded.

7.0pm: Ras Kegomacha S52E(t). Pungutiayu N84W(t).


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16 September 1915

At sea to Chaki Chaki Bay.

Lat -4.7, Long 39.5

6.40 to 7.20am: Courses various to examine whalers.

6.0pm: Anchored in Chaki Chaki Bay.


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17 September 1915

Chaki Chaki Bay and on North Patrol.

Lat -4.9, Long 39.4

4.05am: Weighed and proceeded.

6.50pm: Ras Kegomacha S49E(t), Pungutiayu N83W(t).


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18 September 1915

At sea on North Patrol.

Lat -4.6, Long 39.5

3.20am: Challenged SS Tuna, bound for Zanzibar.

5.30pm: Observed two whalers off Tanga.

11.45pm: Ras Nungwe Lt S11E(t), 15 miles.


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19 September 1915

At sea to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

8.45am: Anchored, Zanzibar harbour.

HMS Hyacinth in port.

F Hallett greaser, off duty sick.


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20 September 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

5.0pm: HMS Hyacinth out.

F Hallett greaser and W Walters CT, off duty sick.


21 September 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

11.20am: HMS Challenger out.

W Walters CT, off duty sick.

W Webster CT, off sick list but refused duty.


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22 September 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

W Walters CT, off duty sick.


23 September 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

In am: W Walters CT, off duty sick.

Working party from HMS Mersey discharging stores.

2.30pm: HMS Hyacinth in.

5.30pm: Hyacinth out.

6.20pm: HMS Laconia in.

In pm: W Broomfield and C Jupe FM, off duty sick.


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24 September 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

W Walters CT, off duty sick.


25 September 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

W Walters CT, off duty sick.


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26 September 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.30am: Colliers Exmouth (port) and Mexican (probably Mexico) City (starboard) alongside.

7.0am to 5.0pm: Coaling, received 300 tons.

W Walters CT, off duty sick.


27 September 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.0am to 5.0pm: Coaling, received 460 tons.

4.30pm: Collier Exmouth left.

5.0pm: HMS Hyacinth in.


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28 September 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

In pm: W Walters CT, off duty sick.


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29 September 1915

Zanzibar and at sea towards Tirene.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

4.10pm: Weighed and proceeded.

6.0pm: Chumbe Lt N24W(t), S pt of Kwale I. N80E(t).


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30 September 1915

At sea to Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.84, Long 39.71

7.15am: Patrol boat and tug Revenger passed Northward.

8.07am: Anchored in Tirene bay.

HMS Laconia in port.

9.0am: HMS Severn alongside for stores and water.



LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1915

(Tirene Bay, Zanzibar, South patrols and down to Durban)


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1 October 1915

Tirene Bay, Mafia I.

Lat -7.84, Long 39.71

9.0am: HMS Laconia out.


2 October 1915

Tirene Bay, Mafia I.

Lat -7.84, Long 39.71


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3 October 1915

Tirene Bay, Mafia I.

Lat -7.84, Long 39.71


4 October 1915

Tirene Bay, Mafia I.

Lat -7.84, Long 39.71

5.0pm: HMS Severn alongside for stores and water.


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5 October 1915

Tirene Bay to Niororo I.

Lat -7.84, Long 39.71

In am: All lifeboats placed in the water.

8.0am: HMS Hyacinth in. Received mail.

8.30am: HMW Fly* alongside for water.

11.0am: HMW Pickle** alongside for water.

4.0pm: Weighed and proceeded.

5.40pm: Anchored off Niororo I.

11.59pm: Mr Braithwaite sen 5th engineer, reported being ruptured.

* (An armed whaler, the ex German Sturmvogel and probably the ship in this picture)

**(An armed whaler, the ex German Seeadler)


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6 October 1915

Niororo I. to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

12.15am: Weighed and proceeded.

3.30am: Signalled SS El Kantara, bound for Zanzibar.

8.0am: Stopped, thick rain obscuring land.

8.30am: Repairing steering gear.

9.20am: Proceeded.

11.05am: Anchored, Zanzibar harbour.


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7 October 1915

Zanzibar and at sea.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

In pm: Received a 3 pdr gun, 15 rifles and the necessary ammunition.

4.10pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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8 October 1915

At sea to Barakuni I. and at sea.

Lat -8.2, Long 39.9

5.40am: Anchored off Barakuni I. Commander repaired aboard flagship.

6.0am: A gun's crew of three marines arrived on board.

6.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

9.0am: Hoisted White Ensign.

6.0pm: Kiviruga I. N42W(t), N Pt of Roango Bay S54W(t)


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9 October 1915

At sea on South Patrol.

Lat -10.0, Long 39.9

6.30am: C Delgado Lt S30W(t), C Rovuma N52W(t)

5.0pm: Pagoda Pt N75W(t), C Kilwa N42W(t).


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10 October 1915

At sea to Tirene.

Lat -7.84, Long 39.71

5.05am: 8 27S, 39 48E

10.50am: Anchored, Tirene Bay.

Discharged 800lbs of beef to HMS Severn.


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11 October 1915

Tirene Bay to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.6, Long 39.4

4.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

2.30pm: Anchored in no 3 berth, Zanzibar.


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12 October 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

In pm: West AB, off duty sick.


13 October 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

In pm: One serang and 20 labourers employed shifting ammunition boxes.

4.0pm: HMS Challenger in.

West AB, off duty sick.


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14 October 1915

Zanzibar and at sea on South Patrol.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

In am: One serang and 20 labourers employed loading and stowing ammunition.

4.0pm: Weighed and proceeded.

West AB, off duty sick.


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15 October 1915

At sea on South Patrol.

Lat -9.2, Long 39.7

5.0am: 7 48S, Ras Mkumbi N19W(t).

5.0pm: Off Lindi River, 9 56.5S, 39 50.5E.

8.50pm to 11.59pm: Stopped.

West AB, off duty sick.


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16 October 1915

At sea on South Patrol.

Lat -10.3, Long 40.6

0.01am to 4.30am: Stopped.

4.31am: Proceeded.

8.25am: C Delgado S6E(t), Ras Swafo N77W(t).

3.40pm: Off Lindi, 9 56S, 39 51E

West AB, off duty sick.


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17 October 1915

At sea on South patrol.

Lat -10.6, Long 40.7

7.0am: Mwania S27W(t), C Paman S40E(t).

6.0pm: Ras Kissanamba N62W(t), Mwentengi W(t).

West AB, off duty sick.


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18 October 1915

At sea to Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.84, Long 39.71

10.10am: Anchored in Tirene Bay.

3.0pm: HMS Severn alongside for stores, ammunition and water.

5.0pm: HMS Hyacinth in.


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19 October 1915

Tirene Bay to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.6, Long 39.4

5.15am: HMS Hyacinth out.

5.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

2.17pm: Anchored, Zanzibar.

3.30pm: Hyacinth in.


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20 October 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

In am: Landed 3 pdr gun, rifles and ammunition.

3.30pm: HMS Challenger in.

E Jones FM, refused to obey officer of the watch and violently resisted patrol.

6.45pm: Jones, W Street FM and O Banfield AB, escorted on board by patrol under the influence of drink.

O Banfield AB, sentenced to 14 days leave stopped.

W Street FM, 30 days leave stopped, one day’s pay forfeit.

E Jones FM, one day’s pay forfeit. 14 days detention and pay forfeit for resisting patrol.


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21 October 1915

Zanzibar and at sea towards Tirene.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

4.15pm: Weighed and proceeded.

West AB, still off duty sick.


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22 October 1915

At sea to Tirene and at sea towards Durban.

Lat -7.84, Long 39.71

7.35am: Anchored, Tirene Bay.

8.0am: HMW Childers* alongside.

9.30am: HMS Severn alongside for stores.

10.30am: Childers left with 9,000lbs of beef for HMS Laconia.

12.30pm: Weighed and proceeded.

6.15pm: 8 43S, 39 58E

* (An armed whaler purchased in Durban, ex Norvegia)

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23 October 1915

At sea.

Lat -11.9, Long 40.8

2.15am: 9 58.5S, 40 42E

5.0am: 10 30S, 40 52E


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24 October 1915

At sea.

Lat -17.6, Long 40.1

5.25am: 16 00S, 40 36E

9.0pm: 19 24S, 38 56E

West AB, off duty sick.


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25 October 1915

At sea.

Lat -21.9, Long 37.3

5.25am: 20 40S, 37 58E

6.0am: Port for'd boiler shut off, crown distorted. Proceeded under four boilers.

West AB, off duty sick.


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26 October 1915

At sea.

Lat -25.5, Long 35.2

West AB and J Hardy FM, off duty sick.


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27 October 1915

At sea.

Lat -28.4, Long 32.5

In am: Strong winds from SSE, rising to force 7, high seas and heavy rain.

In pm: Moderate gale, high seas and heavy rain, clearing later.

11.0pm: Bluff Lt N69W(t) 12 miles app.


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A page of chart amendments for the coast of Maine, USA.(!)

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Rough workings on the reverse of the above.


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28 October 1915

At sea to Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.7

0.01am to 5.0am: Dead slow or stopped in thick rain, sounding.

7.15am: Stopped, heavy rain, sounding.

8.0am: Land N20W(t), proceeded.

10.50am: Picked up pilot.

11.50am: Moored to quay, A shed.

Moderate gale, high sea, continuous thick heavy rain throughout.


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29 October 1915

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.7

In am: T Paddock FM, off duty without leave.

G Hardy FM, resumed duty.

T Fennick CT, injured finger in drilling machine. Doctor amputated same.

Mr Stewart, Lloyds surveyor and Mr H Hearn, admiralty surveyor inspecting boilers.


30 October 1915

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.7

In am: T Fennick CT, off duty sick.

W Webster CT, ashore without leave.

T Paddock FM, unable to do his regular work as under the influence of drink.

H Milhan cook, paid off.

Mr Braithwaite 5th Sen. Engineer, resumed duty.


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31 October 1915

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.7

In am: T Paddock FM did not turn to.

T Fennick CT, off duty sick.



LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1915

(Durban for refit)


1 November 1915

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.7

T Fennick CT, off duty sick.

8.15pm: F Paddock FM, arrested by police for threatening to kill the Chief Engineer.


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2 November 1915

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.7

In am: W Bendell and H Banks AB, on shore and absent from their work without leave.

In pm: Boilers under survey. Chief Engineer reports “On account of the condition and absence of men, I am unable to be ready for the surveyors.”

A Pearce, G Stokes, C Bassett, D Baker FM and A Borg CT, did not turn to at 6.0am.

T Fennick and W Rogers CT, off duty sick.


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3 November 1915

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.7

Under boiler survey.

10.0am: J Lewis BM and J Wiles Bosun, returned drunk.

6.0pm: C Bassett FM, reported on board.

T Fennick and W Rogers CT, off duty sick.


4 November 1915

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.7

T Fennick and W Rogers CT, off duty sick.

8.0am: W Bendell and H Banks AB, on shore without leave.

9.0am: Bendell arrested and imprisoned.

R Ashby FM, two hours late on watch.

A Instance CT, ashore without leave and did not keep his watch.

W Simpson Ldg FM went ashore without leave at 5.45am and was arrested and imprisoned.

A Pearce FM, drunk and unable to keep his watch from 12-4.

C Jupe FM, drunk and unable to work.


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5 November 1915

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.7

J Lewis BM fined one day’s pay and J Wiles Bos’n fined two day’s pay.

A Borg GS, fined seven day’s pay for smuggling liquor onto boat and giving same to A West AB, sick in hospital.

C Bassett FM, absent all day without leave.

T Fennick and W Rogers CT, off duty sick.


6 November 1915

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.7

C Bassett FM, absent all day without leave.

West AB, paid off.

W Rogers, resumed duty.

T Fennick, off duty sick.



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7 November 1915

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

C Bassett FM, absent without leave.

10.0am: W Bendell AB, W Simpson Ldg FM, D Baker FM, T Paddock FM, A Borg CT, returned on board from prison.

T Fennick, off duty sick.


8 November 1915

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

C Bassett FM, reported himself at 6.0 am and resumed duty.

T Fennick CT off duty sick.


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9 November 1915

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

G Stokes FM and T Fennick CT, off duty sick.


10 November 1915

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

G Stokes FM and T Fennick CT, off duty sick.


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11 November 1915

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

11.59am: J Harry cook, signed on.

Contractors worked from noon to 10pm.

G Stokes FM and T Fennick CT, off duty sick.


12 November 1915


Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

W Webster CT, insolent to the 3rd Engineer Mr W Hunter.

Contractors working from 7.30am to 10.0pm.

G Stokes FM, resumed duty

4.45pm: Dredger Cetus moored alongside.

T Fennick CT, off duty sick.


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13 November 1915

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

G Hardy FM, not on board at midnight and did not return until 7.0am and turned to.

6.0am: Unmoored and shifted to C Shed, Cetus towing and assisted by Pilot Coombs.

Contractors working from 7.30am to 10.0pm.

10.0am: Violent thunderstorm with torrential rain.

T Fennick CT, off duty sick.


14 November 1915

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Contractors working from 7.30am to 10.0pm.

T Fennick CT, off duty sick.


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15 November 1915

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Contractors working from 7.20am to 10.0pm.

T Fennick CT, off duty sick.

A Borg CT, injured his finger and off duty.


16 November 1915

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Contractors working from 7.30am to 10.0pm.

T Paddock FM, drunk and did not work all day.

A Oakley GS, signed on.

J Gorton AB, H Dawkins AB, C Mace OS, H Marsh boy, A Ferrugia OS, A Instance CT, A Borg CT, M Fennick CT, Mr Braithwaite 5th Engineer, all off duty sick.


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17 November 1915

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Contractors working from 7.30am to 10.0pm.

J Gorton, H Dawkins, G Barter ABs, C Mace OS, H Marsh boy, A Ferrugia OS, A Instance, A Borg, T Fennick CTs, Mr Braithwaite 5th Engineer, all on sick list.


18 November 1915

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Contractors working from 7.20am to 10.0pm.

J Gorton AB, A Ferrugia and C Mace OS, resumed duty.

11.30am: Shifted ship to B Shed.

R G Hennisberry signed on as fireman - wages to commence 19th November.

H Dawkins, G Barter and W Bendell ABs, H Marsh boy, A Instance, A Borg, T Fennick CTs, Mr Braithwaite 5th Engineer, all on sick list.


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19 November 1915

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Contractors working from 7.20am to 10.0pm.

A Instance CT, A Borg CT, T Fennick CT and Mr Braithwaite Sen 5th Eng on sick list.


20 November 1915

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

7.0am: Shifted to A Shed, Cetus towing, pilot on board.

Contractors working from 7.20am to 10.0pm.

A Instance CT, A Borg CT and T Fennick CT on sick list.

Mr Braithwaite Sen 5th Eng returned to duty.


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21 November 1915

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Contractors working from 7.20am to 10.0pm.


22 November 1915

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Contractors working from 7.20am to 10.0pm.

D Baker FM, paid off and sent home.

A Instance CT, resumed duty.

A Borge CT and T Fennick CT, off duty sick.


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23 November 1915

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Contractors working from 7.20am to 10.0pm.

W Lewis BM, W Bromfield FMM and T Fennick CT, off duty sick.

A Borge CT, resumed duty.


24 November 1915

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

7.30am: Shifted to I shed, dredger and pilot assisting.

Contractors working from 7.20am to 10.0pm and some all night.

E Arnold CT, insolent to 3rd Eng and logged for same.

W Bromfield FMM and T Fennick CT, off duty sick.


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25 November 1915

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Contractors working from 7.20am to 10.0pm.

W Webster CT, absent without leave.

E Innes CT, refused duty.

W Rogers CT, W Broomfield FMM and T Fennick CT, off duty sick.


26 November 1915

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Contractors working from 7.20am to 10.0pm.

W Webster CT, absent without leave.

W Rogers CT, W Broomfield FMM and T Fennick CT, off duty sick.


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27 November 1915

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Contractors working from 7.20am to 10.0pm.

T Fennick, resumed duty.

W Rogers CT, W Broomfield FMM, off duty sick.


28 November 1915

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

6.30am: Shifted ship to H Shed.

7.20am: Contractors commenced work and worked the night through.

W Webster CT, absent.


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29 November 1915

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

7.20am: Contractors commenced work and worked the night through.

F Scorfria FM and W Broomfield FMM, off duty sick.

W Rogers CT, resumed duty.

W Webster CT, written off as a deserter.


30 November 1915

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

W Probar Cook, signed on.

E Innes FM, refused duty and insolent to 3rd Engineer.

E Arnold CT, drunk and absent without leave.

F Scorfria FM and W Broomfield FMM, off duty sick.



LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1915

(Durban for work on boilers and tail shaft, to Kilindini with troops, Zanzibar and on South Patrol)


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1 December 1915

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Contractors working right through.

2.30pm: A bag belonging to the barman stopped on the gangway and examined by Chief Officer. Contents: Four teacups and saucers, one milk jug, one sugar basin, three large bottles of soda water and one bottle of whisky, the property of the RMSP Company.

F Scorfria FM and W Broomfield FMM, off duty sick.


2 December 1915

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Contractors working right through.

E Innes FM, came on watch drunk and unable to keep watch, 12-4.0pm.

T Paddock FM, drunk unable to work.

W Moore AB, T Duddy AB, J Devine FM and T Barnes CT, signed on.

5.20pm: Contractors commenced disconnecting tail end shaft.

F Scorfria FM and W Broomfield FMM, off duty sick.


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3 December 1915

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

7.10am: Left wharf assisted by tugs and pilot and entered dry dock.

7.20am: Contractors commenced work.

9.20am: Settled on blocks.

11.55am: Dock dry.

4 December 1915

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Contractors working on tail shaft and boilers.

E Innes FM, drunk and unable to keep watch.

G Grandison did not keep watch.

T Paddock FM and C Bassett FM, absent without leave.

W Doyle QM, paid off. R Matthews QM, signed on.

T Paddock FM and C Bassett FM arrested and imprisoned.


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5 December 1915

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

T Paddock FM and C Bassett FM in prison.


6 December 1915

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Contractors working on boilers and tail shaft, water test of 190 lbs per square inch put on.

T Paddock FM and C Bassett FM in prison.

J W Devine FM and T H Barnes CT, signed on.

W Broomfield off duty sick.


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7 December 1915

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Contractors working on boilers and tail shaft.

T Paddock FM and C Bassett FM in prison.

F Brown FM, absent without leave.

W Broomfield, off duty sick.


8 December 1915

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Contractors working on boilers, tail shaft and propellor boss.

Hands reeving new topping tackles on nos 4 and 5 cranes.

PA boiler tested to 190lbs per sq. inch.

J Gorton AB, absent without leave.

Locks on No 3 doors found to have been forced, also on Paymaster's locker HMS Severn. Police notified and search made.

T Paddock FM and C Bassett FM in prison.

W Broomfield, resumed duty.


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9 December 1915

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Contractors working on boilers, stern tube and propellor.

PM and PA boilers tested to 190lbs per sq. inch, satisfactory.

T Paddock FM and C Bassett FM in prison.


10 December 1915

(Not September as per log)

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Contractors at work. SA boiler tested, satisfactory.


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11 December 1915

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

5.0am: Commenced painting ship’s bottom.

Reshipped tail shaft and propellor. Contractors at work on boilers and tail end.

SM and SF boilers tested.

Engine room hands refused to turn to this Saturday afternoon.

G Blossom GS and J Harry Cook signed on.


12 December 1915

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

4.45am: Plugs in ship’s bottom examined and found correct.

7.15am: Commenced filling dock.

8.30am: Left dock assisted by pilot and two tugs and moored in C Shed.

6.35pm: Commenced coaling and worked all night.


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13 December 1915

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Coaling until 6.30pm: Received 1,155 tons of Natal Navigation and Natal Cambrian mixed.

A Borg CT, paid off.


14 December 1915

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

7.0am: Commenced loading motor cars on promenade deck, received 16 in all.

Contractors erecting troop galley on poop.

A Borg CT, when before the commander as a defaulter, behaved in a most insolent manner.

A Borg refused duty.

T Paddock drunk and disorderly at 9.30pm.


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15 December 1915

Durban, on sea trial and return.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Warrant for detention of A Borg CT read over to crew. Sent to 28 days hard labour.

5.10am: Left wharf, Pilot Coombes and tug assisting.

5.30am: Cleared breakwater on trial trip.

7.30am: Entered breakwater, moored ship at C shed.

Stevedores loading 30,114 lbs of frozen meat and stores.

10.0am: Ship searched by police in connection with no 3 storeroom, crews quarters and storerooms especially examined, nothing found.


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16 December 1915

Durban and at sea towards Zanzibar.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

H Oakley GS, signed on.

8.30am: Indian bearer company arrived alongside and embarked 117 men and one officer.

11.30am: European contingent arrived and embarked 314 men and five officers of Motor Transport, SASC and SA Vet. Corps.

2.05pm: Left wharf, assisted by Pilot Coombs and two tugs.

2.35pm: Dropped pilot and proceeded full speed (12 knots).

7.30pm: 29 13S


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17 December 1915

At sea.

Lat -27.0, Long 33.8

4.34am: 28 02S

7.20pm: 25 52S, 34 24E


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18 December 1915

At sea.

Lat -23.2, Long 36.3

4.50am: 24 30S, 35 40E

5.30pm: SS Assonan passed southbound, signalled all well.

10.45pm: 21 30S, 37 22E


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19 December 1915

At sea.

Lat -19.7, Long 38.7

5.0am: 20 36S, 38 4E

7.0pm: SS Miramichi passed southbound.

10.40pm: 17 45S, 39 29E


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20 December 1915

At sea.

Lat -15.7, Long 40.9

5.0am: 16 39S, 40 00E

10.30pm: 13 46S. 41 05E

W Broomfield FMM, off duty sick.

J Scarrott QM, sick and off duty until further notice.


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21 December 1915

At sea.

Lat -11.7, Long 40.7

2.40am: 13 07S

6.0pm: HMS’ Challenger, Pioneer and Severn reported by W/T.

10.30pm: 9 54S, 40 36E


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22 December 1915

At sea.

Lat -7.1, Long 39.8

5.50pm: Anchored in Zanzibar harbour.

6.0pm: Landing cases of goods for SNO and C-in-C, five gas flasks for HMS Severn and a portable wireless set.


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23 December 1915

Zanzibar to Kilindini.

Lat -4.9, Long 39.5

5.45am: Weighed and proceeded.

4.15pm: Anchored in Kilindini harbour, boarded by marine and military officials.


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24 December 1915

Kilindini.

Lat -4.1, Long 39.7

9.0am: Discharging motors and baggage.

11.45am: Indian Bearer Corps, MTC and SASC disembarked.

2.0pm: SAVC disembarked.


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25 December 1915

Kilindini.

Lat -4.1, Long 39.7

6.45pm: HMS Mersey anchored at head of bay.


26 December 1915

Kilindini.

Lat -4.1, Long 39.7

7.0am: HMS Challenger in.

8.0am: HMS Mersey left.

4.30pm: Challenger out.


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27 December 1915

Kilindini and at sea towards Zanzibar.

Lat -4.1, Long 39.7

9.0am: Working party from HMS Mersey aboard for stores.

5.10pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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28 December 1915

At sea to Zanzibar and at sea.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

8.12am: Anchored in Zanzibar harbour.

In pm: F Scorfria FM, M Fennick CT and G Stivala GS all refused duty. Put under detention.

4.15pm: HMS Challenger out.

5.40pm: Weighed and proceeded.

11.59pm: Signalled SS Kendal Castle.


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29 December 1915

At sea to Tirene Bay and at sea.

Lat -7.84, Long 39.71

In am: G Hardy FM, refused duty after being put off sick list by doctor.

7.40am: Anchored in Tirene Bay.

9.0am: HMS Severn alongside for stores and water.

In pm: G Hardy FM, refused duty until 4.30pm and was insolent to the 2nd Engineer.

2.10pm: Weighed and proceeded.

6.0pm: Okuza I. N68W(t), Nguni I. S62W(t)


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30 December 1915

At sea on South Patrol.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.7

5.30am: Stopped to signal HMS Thistle.

7.55am: CO from Thistle arrived on board. Discharged meat and mail to Thistle.

11.30pm: Thistle challenged.


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31 December 1915

At sea on South Patrol.

Lat -9.7, Long 39.9

4.45am: Sighted HMS Thistle.

9.0am: Stopped, boat from Thistle alongside for stores, received one prisoner, one sick man and one native.

6.0pm: Ras Matuso N51W(t), Pagoda Pt S88W(t).



LOGS FOR JANUARY 1916

(Zanzibar to Durban, return with troops to Kilindini and South again to Durban)


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1 January 1916

At sea on South Patrol.

Lat -10.3, Long 40.5

7.50am: Ras Samgamku S39E(t), C Paman S8E(t).

9.45am: Sighted HMS Thistle.

10.40am: Boat from Thistle alongside.

12.20pm: Observed what appeared to be SS Zanoni.

6.0pm: Ras Berikiki N88W(t), Ras Bwramkuro S46W(t).


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2 January 1916

At sea on South Patrol and to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.9, Long 39.6

6.0am: Ras Mkumbi Lt S21W(t), Ras Bueni S26W(t).

4.50pm: Anchored in D berth, Zanzibar.

HMS Challenger in port.


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3 January 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

11.0am: Landed four 14” torpedoes, four warheads, two dummy war heads, four torpedo pistols, four gyros, two cases of spare gear and tools and two cases of detonators and primers.

1.45pm: Crew mustered and warrant read for detention of T Fennick CT, C Stivala GS and F Scorfria FM. Sentence 90 days hard labour.

In pm: Four Sub-Lieutenants and 11 midshipmen RNR came on board. Later, discharged same to Cupid.


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4 January 1916

Zanzibar and at sea on South Patrol.

Lat -7.2, Long 39.8

6.07am: Weighed and proceeded.


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5 January 1916

At sea on South Patrol.

Lat -9.9, Long 39.9

In am: G Grandison CT, off duty sick.

3.0pm: Observing in Mikindani Bay.

5.50pm: Signalled HMAS Pioneer.

6.0pm: Ras Banura S89W(t), Ras Kera N33W(t).


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6 January 1916

South Patrol towards Durban.

Lat -10.7, Long 40.7

7.0am: HMAS Pioneer passed headed North.

7.45am: C Paman S29W(t), Ras Samgamku S26E(t)

8.0am: Observed dhow running inside line of breakers Songa Mwamba. Reported same by w/t.

6.30pm: 12 00S, 40 53E

In pm: A Instance CT, reported sick, G Grandison CT, resumed duty.


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7 January 1916

South Patrol towards Durban.

Lat -15.6, Long 41.2

6.0am: J Devine FM, 1hr 15mins late coming on watch.

G Hardy FM, insolent to 5th Eng.


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8 January 1916

South Patrol towards Durban.

Lat -19.8, Long 38.0

G Hardy FM, insolent to 2nd and 5th Engineers.

7.15pm: 21 02S, 37 19E


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9 January 1916

South Patrol towards Durban.

Lat -23.6, Long 35.9

5.0am: 22 36S, 36 39E

In pm: G Hardy FM, refused duty.

5.46pm: Zavora Lt W(t) 9 miles.


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10 January 1916

South Patrol towards Durban.

Lat -27.6, Long 33.4

5.0am: 26 12S, 34 12E

9.30am: HMS Laconia passed northbound.

6.0pm: C St Lucia N8W(t) 21 miles.


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11 January 1916

At sea to Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

7.10am: Moored at A Shed, Durban.

Coaling ship both sides throughout.


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12 January 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

H Davis QM, absent without leave from 6.0pm 11/1/16 to 5.30pm 12/1/16.

F Paddock and C Bassett FM, absent without leave all day.

10.0am: Finished coaling, received 1,004 tons.


13 January 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

C Bassett FM, not at work.

W Lewis BM, J Gorton AB, G Barter AB, C Cooper AB, J Duddy AB, W Moore AB, W Bendell AB and H Banks AB, all ashore without leave from 8.0am to 6.30pm.

E Purvis FM, signed on.


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14 January 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

10.0am: Unmoored and shifted to buoys, tugs assisting.

C Bassett and E Innes, absent without leave.

T Duddy AB, paid off this day.


15 January 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

R Ashby and E Innes FM, absent without leave.

HMS Armadale Castle out.


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16 January 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

R Ashby and E Innes FM, absent without leave.

G Hardy FM, refused duty at 2.0pm.


17 January 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

R Ashby FM, S Bartlett Gr and E Innes FM escorted on board by police.

G Stokes FM and E Arnold CT, not on watch.

E Purvis FM deserted.

6.20am: Cast off from buoys, pilot and tug assisting to moor at B shed.

2.30pm: Troops embarking from Saxon. Receiving stores and baggage.


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18 January 1916

Durban and at sea towards Delagoa Bay.

Lat -29.0, Long 32.0

E Purvis FM deserted.

F Paddock and A Pearce FM, absent without leave.

H Davis QM, drunk and incapable.

5.55am: Left wharf and proceeded.

C Bassett FM, missing from 11.0pm.


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19 January 1916

At sea to Delagoa Bay (now Maputo Bay) and at sea.

Lat -26.0, Long 32.7

2.0am: 27 15S

Strong wind, rough head sea, ship pitching.

10.20am: Stopped and picked up pilot M Guiera.

11.50am: Anchored.

12.50pm: Weighed and proceeded into Polana Channel.

1.15pm: Anchored, Lourenço Marques (now Maputo).

3.0pm: General Ewart and staff embarked.

4.0pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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20 January 1916

At sea towards Kilindini.

Lat -24.3, Long 36.1

E Innes FM, off watch.


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21 January 1916

At sea.

Lat -20.9, Long 38.5

11.50pm: 18 50S, 39 41E


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22 January 1916

At sea.

Lat -17.0, Long 41.0

5.09am: 18 00S, 40 16E


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23 January 1916

At sea.

Lat -12.7, Long 40.9


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24 January 1916

At sea.

Lat -8.3, Long 40.5

10.10pm: 6 32S, 40 05E


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25 January 1916

At sea to Kilindini, Mombasa.

Lat -4.1, Long 39.7

1.25am: 6 00S, 39 44E

12.30pm: Anchored in Kilindini harbour.

HMS Challenger in port.

2.30pm: Discharging troops, baggage and motor cars. Sent 235lbs of beef to Challenger.


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26 January 1916

Kilindini to Kisite I. and at sea towards Mafia I.

Lat -4.6, Long 39.7

8.0am: All troops and officers disembarked.

8.45am: Landed two cases of bullion.

10.10am: Weighed and proceeded.

2.10pm: Anchored off Kisite I.

2.30pm: HMS Severn alongside for stores.

4.15pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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27 January 1916

At sea to Mafia I. and at sea towards Durban.

Lat -8.2, Long 39.7

3.20am: 6 45S, 40 11E

1.25pm: Anchored off Ras Kisimani.

HMS Hyacinth and HMAS Pioneer at anchor.

Received mail and discharged meat.

2.15pm: Weighed and proceeded.

Crew spaces and peaks fumigated.

A Instance CT, off watch from 9.0pm to 10.30pm.

11.50pm: Signalled SS Professor Woermann, northbound.


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28 January 1916

At sea towards Durban.

Lat -11.7, Long 40.9

1.30am: 9 48S, 40 29E

G Grandison CT, refused to keep a six hour watch.

8.05am: Starboard fan engine broke down.

In pm: Coal trimmers placed on six hour watches.


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29 January 1916

At sea towards Durban.

Lat -16.2, Long 40.6

1.35am: 14 14S, 41 05E

5.30am: Fan engine repaired and working.

A Instance CT, refused duty and knocked off at 10.30am.


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30 January 1916

At sea towards Durban.

Lat -20.6, Long 38.2

5.05am: 19 25S, 38 55E


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31 January 1916

At sea towards Durban.

Lat -25.0, Long 35.1

5.15am: 23 41S, 36 03E

Strong winds and rough head seas.

7.05pm: 26 10S, 34 19E

Strong head winds and sea, ship pitching.



LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1916

(Durban to Kilindini with troops and motor cars, Zanzibar And Tirene Bay)


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1 February 1916

At sea to Durban.

Lat -30.0, Long 32.1

In am: A Pearce FM, broke his big toe. Off duty.

Light breeze. High head swell, ship pitching heavily.

12.30pm: SS St Egbert* passed northbound.

6.40pm: Moored at I Shed, Durban.

* (The second ship of this name owned by the Saint Line, built 1914, 5,596 tons and most famous for being captured in 1914 by the commerce raider SMS Emden and released with the crews of five other ships, as she was carrying an American cargo and thus a neutral)


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2 February 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

W Banks BM and H Banks AB, absent all day without leave. H Moore AB, ditto from 2.0pm and bringing liquor on board.

T Brown FM, C Jupe FM, G Devine FM, E Jones FM, T Paddock FM and R Ashby FM, all absent without leave.

G Hardy FM did not turn to until 7.0am.

A Instance CT, did not keep watch 8.0am-12.0noon.

W Street FM, drunk and unable to keep watch.

A Lariat Gr, off watch without leave.

9.0am: Coaling.

1.0pm: Discharging empty ammunition cases.

5.0pm: Ceased working cargo, coaling continued throughout the night.

A Oakley GS, paid off this day.

A Pearce FM, off duty sick.


3 February 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

J Whiles Bosun, L Cooper AB, W Moore AB, W Bendell AB, W Banks BM, H Banks AB, J Gorton AB, G Barter AB, G Stokes FM, R Henneberry, W Randall CT and E Arnold CT, all absent without leave all day.

J Devine FM refused to work all day.

W Walters CT, ashore without leave 10.0am to 1.0pm.

R Ashby FM, away from work 7.0am to 9.0am.

G Andrews FM, off watch from 4.0pm to 8.0pm.

A Pearce FM, off duty sick.

5.50am: Completed coaling. Received 960 tons, Natal coal, cambrian, navigation and dundee.

7.0am: Resumed discharging ammunition.

9.0am: Finished with ammunition.

3.45pm: Shifted mooring to buoys.

W Allen Storekeeper, rated 2nd steward.

B Stroud GS, rated Storekeeper.


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4 February 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

J Lennon scullion, signed on.

In am: E Innes FM, did not keep watch 12.0mid to 4.0am and absent without leave to 6.30am.

T Paddock FM, G Stokes, R Henneberry and W Randall, absent all day.

J Gorton AB and L Cooper AB, absent without leave.

G Barter AB, returned drunk.

W Lewis BM and G Scarrot QM, drunk and off duty.

G Hardy FM, G Andrews FM, C Jones FM, S Bartlett Gr and G Grandison CT, all late on board at 6.30am.

A Pearce FM, off duty sick.

In pm: J Gorton AB, L.Cooper AB and W Moore, arrested by police.


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5 February 1916

Durban and at sea towards Kilindini.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

8.0am: Shifted to berth between A and B sheds to load motor cars and ammunition.

11.45am: 61 Marine Artillery and 47 officers embarked.

In am: W Fermoyle Chef, discharged for treatment ashore temporarily.

G Henneberry and G Stokes FM, not on watch.

Lt JW Thompson RNR, 3rd officer, transferred to HMS Orbita.

3.0pm: 120 Indian Bearer Corps embarked.

Received 37 sacks of mail.

4.0pm: Finished loading equipment and ammunition.

In pm: G Henneberry FM, drunk and causing disturbance with police on gangway at 4.0pm.

W Simpson Ldg Fireman, drunk and insolent to Commander and Chief Officer.

J Scarrott QM and W Bendell AB, drunk and off duty.

5.20pm: Left wharf and proceeded.


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6 February 1916

At sea.

Lat -28.2, Long 33.8

7.25pm : 27 09S, 34 15E

J Scarrott QM, off duty.

Lt HW Hooper RNR, rated 3rd officer.


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7 February 1916

At sea.

Lat -24.6, Long 36.2

5.40am: 25 41S

7.25pm: 23 29S

In pm: C Jupe and A Pearce FM, off duty sick.


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8 February 1916

At sea.

Lat -20.9, Long 38.5

7.0am: 21 44S, 38 01E

In pm: C Jupe and A Pearce FM, off duty sick.

6.40pm: 19 49S, 39 04E


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9 February 1916

At sea.

Lat -17.2, Long 40.8


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Rough notes on scrap paper.

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LOG BOOK – FEBRUARY 10th 1916 TO JULY 29th 1916


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Front cover.

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Front cover

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Rough note, see next.

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Rough note: “Log for Trent for 25/8/17 to 30/11/17 not received at Deptford.”


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Index page, showing numbers of pages where certain items can be found.

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Printed page dated 30/12/14 and signed by Superintendent P Cochrane, instructions for log-keeping.

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Title page. Commander R Hayes. Log keeper Harry E H Croft.

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A List of the Crew on Board June 1916

   R Hayes RNR Commdr

   E Bridges Lt Comdr

   H Croft Lieut

   H Hooper Lieut

   A Powsie

   J Ellul Temp Sarg RN

   R Stephenson Asst Pay

   P A Smith Asst Pay

   J Whiles Boson

   F Hughes Caspt[?]

   C Nielson Mate

   W Banks BHt[?]

   W Lewis BHt[?]

   S Matthews QM

   A Crane QM

   W Sandiford QM

   H Davis QM

   S Phillips Lamps

   J Barter AB

   T Weeks AB

   H Banks AB

   H Dawkins AB

   R Bowen AB

   O Banfield AB

   C Cooper AB

   W Bendell AB

   T Edwards AB

   E Aubrey seaman

   J Breathwhite Signal RN

   W Boyd Signal RN

   G Farrugia Boy


   G Mace OS

   G Glass OS

   T Walcroft OS

   C Hornsey OS

   C Bell Boy

   H Marsh Boy

   G Bushnell Boy

   G Deay Boy

   L Oldham C/O Se?t

   H Kelly Off WO

   A Borg Doctor

   E Simmons Marconi

   W Barry Marconi

   E Bateman Marconi

   A Hyman RNR Eng Commdr

   G Lemmon Eng Lieut

   W Hunter Eng Lieut

   S James Eng Lieut

   G Braithwaite Eng Sub Lieut

   J Ross Eng Sub Lieut

   J Howard Eng Sub Lieut

   W Ward Eng Sub Lieut

   W Stephenson Eng Sub Lieut


   A Mansbridge Leading Fireman

   F Hallet Gr

   F Hallet Junr Gr

   G Wort Gr

   W Churchill Gr

   S Bartlett Gr

   A Lariat Gr

   S Quinn Gr

   J Light Stores

   T Andrews FM

   F Brown FM

   E Jones FM

   A Pearce FM

   C Jupe FM

   G Stokes FM

   C Brown FM

   R Ashby FM

   W Street FM

   E Innes FM

   C Bassnet FM

   T Paddock FM

   F Scorfria FM

   T Todhunter FM

   H Barnett FM

   G Grandison CT

   D Morriss CT

   J Bynoe CT

   W Gale CT

   W Randell CT

   E Barnes CT

   A Instance CT

   G Southwell CT

   W Rogers CT

   J Ferry CT

   A Walters CT

   M Fennech CT

   T Barnes CT

   C Perring CT


   W Foyle Ch Sbd

   W Allen 2nd Ch Sbd

   S Tytler Bar

   S Mora Asst

   B Stroud Stores

   C Stivala Asst Stores

   R Dovrington GS

   E Hollands GS

   C Hicks GS

   E Benny GS

   A Fyfe GS

   C Goldsmith GS

   J Opie GS

   C Nisbett Chef

   A Jones Baker

   H Green Troop Cook

   W Knight 2nd Troop Cook

   H Wallbridge Pa??try

   H Hannaford Pa??try

   G Sheppherd Butcher

   H Bruce Ships Cook

   J Batson GS

   J Custard GS

   H Surridge Scallion

   C Bullock Asst Baker

   W Eastes GS

   J Harry Cook

   W Probas Cook

   G Lennon Scallion

   A Taylor GS


   A Carpenter GS

   W Peck GS

   J Philpott GS

   W Collins GS

   C Summers GS

   D Jack Eng St

   E Morgan CE s?t


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10 February 1916

At sea.

Lat -13.1, Long 41.9

5.0am: 14 16S

C Jupe FM resumed duty.

G Hardy FM, insolent and disobedient to Mr W Hunter 3rd Engineer.

A Pearce FM and W Randall CT, off duty sick.


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11 February 1916

At sea.

Lat -8.8, Long 40.9

5.30am: 9 58S, 41 17E

A Pearce FM and W Randall CT, off duty sick.


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12 February 1916

At sea to Kilindini.

Lat -4.3, Long 39.8

5.30am: 5 29S, 40 11E

1.45pm: Anchored, Kilindini harbour.

HMS’ Challenger and Severn in port.

3.0pm: Discharged mails.

4.30pm: Discharged ratings and 330lbs of meat to Challenger.

6.20pm: Embarked 25 marines from Challenger.

A Pearce FM and W Randall CT, off duty sick.


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13 February 1916

Kilindini.

Lat -4.1, Long 39.7

9.30am: HMS Challenger out.

In am: Discharging motor cars, gun carriages and ammunition.

Discharged 1,860lbs of meat and stores to HMS Severn.

A Pearce FM, W Randall CT and J Ferry CT, off duty sick.


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14 February 1916

Kilindini.

Lat -4.1, Long 39.7

8.0am: SS Gaika arrived with troops.

2.0pm: Lt-Col Phillips and RMLI landed.

A Pearce FM, W Randall CT and J Ferry CT, off duty sick.


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15 February 1916

Kilindini to Zanzibar.

Lat -5.0, Long 39.5

5.50am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.45am: Stopped off Gaze Bay, launch from HMS Mersey for meat, discharged 1,711lbs of beef and three boxes of ammunition. Proceeded.

7.10pm: Anchored in Zanzibar harbour.

A Pearce FM, resumed duty.

W Randall CT and J Ferry CT, off duty sick.


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16 February 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.30am: HMAS Pioneer in.

9.35am: HMS Challenger in.

Discharging NOC stores.

J Ferry CT, off duty sick.


17 February 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

5.10pm: HMS Challenger out.

J Ferry CT, off duty sick.


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18 February 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.15pm: Liberty boat returned. J Devine FM, absent without leave.

11.15pm: J Devine returned.

J Ferry CT, off duty sick.


19 February 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.30am: SS Barjora in.

J Ferry CT, off duty sick.


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20 February 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2


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21 February 1916

Zanzibar and at sea towards Mafia I.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

7.30am: SS Gaika in.

4.35pm: Received mail from NOC.

4.40pm: Weighed and proceeded.

7.20pm: Challenged whalers Styx* and Echo** bound south.

J Ferry CT, off duty sick.

*(An armed whaler purchased in Durban, ex Etoile)

** (An armed whaler purchased in Durban, ex Barrowby)

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22 February 1916

At sea to Tirene Bay and Niororo I.

Lat -7.84, Long 39.71

11.50am: Anchored in Tirene Bay.

11.40am: HMWs Salamander* and Rattler** alongside for water and stores.

4.30pm: Weighed, awaited mail and proceeded at 5.10pm.

6.55pm: Anchored off Niororo I.

2,100lbs of frozen beef condemned and thrown overboard.

J Ferry CT, resumed duty.

*(An armed whaler purchased in Durban, ex Krabben)

**(An armed whaler purchased in Durban, formerly Splint and later renamed Prattler)


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23 February 1916

Niororo I. to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

1.20am: Weighed and proceeded.

5.25am: 6 40S. 39 31E

8.25am: Anchored in D Berth, Zanzibar.


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24 February 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

G Hardy FM, insolent to Leading Fireman.

J Devine FM, refused duty during afternoon.


25 February 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

7.45am: HMAS Pioneer in.

4.0pm: Pioneer out, returned for mail and left again.


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26 February 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

4.15pm: HMS Thistle out.

5.0pm: SS Kendal Castle out.


27 February 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2


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28 February 1916

Zanzibar and at sea towards Mafia I.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

9.45am: SS COMRIE CASTLE in.

3.20pm: Received stores, water and general mail for Mafia I.

H Dorrington Ass. Storekeeper returned from hospital.

4.25pm: Weighed and proceeded.

8.15pm: Exchanged pendants with Styx.


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29 February 1916

At sea to Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.84, Long 39.71

12.40am: Challenged by vessel, unable to reply for 10 minutes, when received no reply.

7.55am: Anchored in Tirene Bay.

Salamander and Rattler alongside for stores and water.

One case of mineral water and three bags lost overboard owing to ranging of boat.

5.30pm: HMAS Pioneer arrived.

6.10pm: Received four native prisoners and guard on board.



LOGS FOR MARCH 1916

(Zanzibar and towing HMS Mersey to Durban)


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1 March 1916

Mafia I to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.9, Long 39.4

6.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

4.13pm: Anchored in D Berth, Zanzibar.

In port, HMS’ Vengeance (flag) and Hyacinth.


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2 March 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

9.0am: Discharged prisoner from HMAS Pioneer to NOC.


3 March 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.25am: HMS Laconia collided with our counter entering harbour, doing damage with port bow.

List of damage sustained.

Counter inside wheelhouse. Ten angle frames broken and bent, six deck beams broken and bent, two deck plates bent and fractured, four bottom plates above spar deck across from port to starboard carried away, five top plates above spar deck across counter from port to starboard carried away, leaving a hole 15' x 5' across counter from poop down.

On poop deck. Port fair lead broken, starboard fair lead torn away unbroken, handrail and stanchion bent, broken and carried away, flagstaff and bracket broken, searchlight platform and fittings carried away, kedge anchor platform, davit and socket carried away, stern steering wheel and standard out of line after binnacle displaced, teakwood deck broken and damaged from 20' aft to forward.

4.30pm: Laconia out.

D Jack Engineer's Servant, off duty sick.



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4 March 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.45am: HMS Hyacinth out.

10.0am: Captain of HMS Vengeance on board for court martial.

W Simpson Ldg FM, 42 days cells. G Hardy FM, 14 days cells. A Walters CT, 10 days cells.

These men sent to HMS Vengeance for punishment.

3.50pm: Vengeance out.

Contractors working on counter repair.

C Bassett, G Stokes and H Barnes, returned late at 8.30pm.

Green Troop Cook and Bendell AB, returned drunk.

D Jack Engineer's Servant, off duty sick.


5 March 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

1.30pm: SS Barjora in.

Contractors working on counter repairs

A Mansbridge Greaser, rated Leading Fireman.


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6 March 1916

At Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

5.10am: SS Barjora out.


7 March 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

SS Barjora in.

4.45pm: HMS Mersey in.

G Stokes, C Bassett and A Instance returned late at 6.50pm.


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8 March 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Naval shipwrights working on counter repairs.

3.10pm: HMS Mersey out.

D Jack Engineer's Servant, off duty sick.


9 March 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Naval shipwrights working on counter repairs.

6.10am: SS Comrie Castle out.

3.30pm: HMS Mersey in.

D Jack, off duty sick.


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10 March 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Naval shipwrights working on counter repairs.

D Jack, off duty sick.


11 March 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Naval shipwrights working on counter repairs.

7.55am: HMS Armadale Castle in.

11.0am: Discharged 1,220lbs of meat to HMS Mersey.

D Jack, off duty sick.


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12 March 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Naval shipwrights working on counter repairs.

In am: Receiving 1,000 6” Lyddite shells.

12.25pm: HMS’ Severn and Mersey out in company headed South.

3.30pm: HMS Laconia in.

4.30pm: HMS Armadale Castle out.

D Jack, off duty sick.


13 March 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Naval shipwrights working on counter repairs.

5.30pm: HMS’ Mersey and Severn in.

D Jack, off duty sick.


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14 March 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Naval shipwrights working on counter repairs.

5.10pm: HMS Laconia out.

D Jack and H Marsh off duty sick.


15 March 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Naval shipwrights working on counter repairs.

7.30am: HMS Hyacinth in. Discharged 3,478lbs of beef to same.

5.10pm: HMS Laconia out.

8.30pm: HMS Severn in.

Moore AB, returned drunk.

A Walters CT, returned from punishment.

W Fermoyle Chef, returned from Durban.

D Jack and H Marsh off duty sick.


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16 March 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Naval shipwrights working on counter repairs.

Water tanks inspected by Chief Officer and carpenter and found to be clean and in good condition.

11.0am: Discharged ammunition to HMS Severn.

4.45pm: Shore labourers discharging wood to HMS Mersey.

D Jack and H Marsh, off duty sick.


17 March 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Naval shipwrights working on counter repairs.

6.15am: HMS Hyacinth left.

7.30am: SS Clan Macpherson in.

8.30am: Four officers and 55 ratings RNAS arrived on board.

11.30am: Discharged 992lbs of meat to HMS Severn.

5.0pm: Finished discharging wood for HMS Mersey. (This is wood used for shoring up internally to strengthen Mersey’s hull for towing. It has been saved since she was towed from Britain. A full account of this epic can be found here.)

D Jack and H Marsh, off duty sick.


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18 March 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

5.0am: HMS Severn out.

1.40pm: HMS Mersey in and came alongside to fit out for towing.

D Jack and H Marsh, off duty sick.



19 March 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

In am: Taking in ammunition from HMS Mersey.

3.30pm: HMS Vengeance in.

G Hardy FM, returned from punishment.


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20 March 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

9.0am to 10.0am: Working ammunition.

HMHS Ebani in.

4.30pm: Discharged ammunition to HMS Vengeance.

6.0pm: SS Clan Macpherson* out.

D Jack, off duty sick.

*(the second of three Clan Line ships with this name, built in 1905 and torpedoed in 1918)


21 March 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.45am: HMS Vengeance out.

Counter repairs completed.

7.40pm: Commenced coaling.

D Jack, off duty sick.


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22 March 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Coaling throughout.

5.0pm: HMHS Ebani left.

D Jack and H Mansbridge, off duty sick.


23 March 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Received three hemp towing hawsers.

Completed coaling, received 380 tons.

6.30pm: HMS Mersey alongside.

D Jack and H Mansbridge, off duty sick.


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24 March 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

5.50am: SS Palamcotta out.

Receiving stores and fittings from HMS Mersey.

Two 3 pdr guns mounted each side of saloon deck.

C Stivala, M Fennech and F Scorfria, returned from gaol, the latter two off duty sick.


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All the above rough workings on scrap paper.


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25 March 1916

Zanzibar and at sea towards Durban.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.35am: Discharged 2,166lbs of meat to HMS Vengeance.

HS Loyalty (formerly RMS Empress of India) in.

2.30pm: HMS Mersey dropped astern to adjust tow ropes, proceeded.

M Fennech, F Scorfria and D Jack; off duty sick.


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26 March 1916

At sea towards Durban.

Lat -8.1, Long 40.3

HMS Mersey in tow.

2.0am: 6 57S

4.0pm: 8 38S. 40 24E

M Fennech, F Scorfria, A Mansbridge and D Jack; off duty sick.


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27 March 1916


At sea.

Lat -11.6, Long 40.9

1.30am: 9 58S, 40 41E

4.0pm: Stopped, lowered gig to inspect monitor. Proceeded.

5.14pm: Stopped, slacked more wire out.

5.33pm: Stopped to pick up gig.

A Instance CT, refused duty.

M Fennech, F Scorfria, A Mansbridge and D Jack, off duty sick.


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28 March 1916

At sea.

Lat -15.0, Long 40.9

5.45am: 14 15S

In pm: Moderate breeze, head sea, ship and monitor pitching.

M Fennech, F Scorfria, A Mansbridge and A Instance, off duty sick.


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29 March 1916

At sea.

Lat -17.9, Long 39.2

2.25am: 16 48S, 40 13E

In pm: Moderate breeze, rough sea, ship pitching and monitor shipping water.

6.15pm: 18 26S

M Fennech, F Scorfria, A Mansbridge, D Jack and A Instance, off duty sick.


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30 March 1916

At sea.

Lat -20.0, Long 36.7

6.0am: 19 20S, 37 18E

In pm: Monitor rolling and shipping water.

6.20pm: 20 44S, 36 06E

M Fennech, A Mansbridge, D Jack and A Instance, off duty sick.

F Scorfria resumed duty.


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31 March 1916

At sea.

Lat -21.6, Long 35.6

6.20am: Stopped to shorten tow ropes. Party visited and examined Mersey.

10.0am: Proceeded.

1.45pm: Signalled SS Battenhall northbound.

High SSE swell, ship and monitor pitching.

J Devine FM threatened to strike Mr Braithwaite and used abusive language.

A Mansbridge resumed duty.

M Fennech and D Jack, off duty sick.



LOGS FOR APRIL 1916

(To Durban with HMS Mersey in tow and on to Simonstown)


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1 April 1916

At sea.

Lat -24.9, Long 35.1

6.10pm: Lat 25 41S, Long 34 34E

M Fennech resumed duty.

D Jack, off duty sick.


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2 April 1916

At sea.

Lat -27.9, Long 32.9

5.55am: 27 12S, 33 22E

9.30pm: Port Durnford Lt W(t) 13 miles.

D Jack, off duty sick.


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3 April 1916

At sea to Durban.

Lat -29.8, Long 31.1

7.0am: Stopped and sent party to Mersey.

10.0am: Slipped Mersey, which proceeded towed by tug Sir David Hunter.

1.0pm: Moored at Congella wharf, Durban.

D Jack, off duty sick.


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4 April 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Crew of HMS Mersey removing stores.

J Devine and F Paddock, absent without leave all day.

J Grice Scullion, paid off.


5 April 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Crew of HMS Mersey removing guns, fittings and ammunition.

4.0pm: Moved to A shed with tug and pilot.

6.30pm: Coaling.


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6 April 1916

Durban and at sea towards Simons Bay.

Lat -30.7, Long 30.8

G Andrews, J Devine and G Grandison escorted on board by police.

6.30am: Finished coaling, 226 tons.

7.0am: Left wharf and proceeded.

In pm: Fresh wind and high head swell, ship pitching heavily.

6.15pm: C Hermes Lt N36W(t)


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7 April 1916

At sea.

Lat -34.5, Long 26.4

6.0pm: 34 54S, 24 23E


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8 April 1916

At sea to Simonstown.

Lat -34.9, Long 19.9

6.0am: 35 04S

7.20pm: Anchored in Simons Bay.

M Fennech injured his head in no 3 bunker and off duty sick.


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9 April 1916

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

7.0am: Shifted anchorage.

M Fennech resumed duty.


10 April 1916

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

7.44am: Weighed, entered dock and moored in C berth.

HMS’ Talbot and Armadale Castle in port.

Contractors started work on repairs.


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11 April 1916

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Shipwrights working on general repairs.

J Devine sentenced to 90 days detention. E Arnold sentenced to 60 days detention. Both sent ashore to RN prison.


12 April 1916

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Shipwrights working on general repairs.

In am: Discharging empty ammunition and damaged cordite charges.

11.30am: HMS Talbot out.


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13 April 1916

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Shipwrights working on general repairs.

T Paddock FM and E Innes FM, both off duty all day unnecessarily.

E Jones and D Jack, off duty sick.


14 April 1916

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Shipwrights working on general repairs.

E Jones FM resumed duty.


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15 April 1916

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Shipwrights working on general repairs.

10.30am: HMS Armadale Castle left to anchorage.


16 April 1916

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

No work today, Sunday.


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17 April 1916

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Shipwrights working on general repairs.

6.30am: HMS Armadale Castle put to sea.

G Hardy FM refused duty.


18 April 1916

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Shipwrights working on counter repairs.


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19 April 1916

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Shipwrights working on repairs.

G Hardy FM, derated to be coal trimmer.


20 April 1916

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Coaling, received 185 tons.


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21 April 1916

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Contractors working on repairs.


22 April 1916

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44


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23 April 1916

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

3.20pm: HMS Armadale Castle in.

5.0pm: HMS Kent in.

G Hardy CT refused to muster.


24 April 1916

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Contractors working on repairs.

4.45pm: HMS Armadale Castle out.

T Paddock FM; returned on board drunk and noisy and used abusive language to Lt Croft, 2nd Officer.

G Hardy CT refused to work.

Ship searched for missing rifles by Chief and 4th officers. None found.


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25 April 1916

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Contractors working on repairs.

G Hardy CT refused to work.


26 April 1916

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Contractors working on repairs.

5.0pm: G Hardy sent to detention barracks for 30 days. T Paddock sent to detention barracks for 60 days. Both sent ashore under escort to RN detention barracks.

6.30pm: W Simpson FM returned on board from detention.

R Scorfria and D Jack, off duty sick.


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27 April 1916

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Contractors working on repairs.

W Simpson FM paid off by mutual consent.

In pm: Received naval stores.


28 April 1916

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Contractors working on repairs.


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29 April 1916

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Contractors working on repairs.

2.10pm: Following signal received from SNO. “Warrant for detention of Gustave Hardy FM is to be cancelled, as it has been ascertained that the man is suffering from pronounced pericarditis.”


30 April 1916

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

F Brown FM absent without leave.



LOGS FOR MAY 1916

(Simonstown and Durban)


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1 May 1916

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

8.0am: Cast off, left basin and anchored in the bay.

F Brown FM reported as having deserted.

In pm: Working party sent ashore to collect lifeboats. Same hoisted in.


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2 May 1916

Simons Bay.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

9.30am: SS City of Cairo arrived.

In pm: City of Cairo left.


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3 May 1916

Simons Bay.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

3.20am: Red signal to raise steam for 10 knots and have second anchor ready.

3.55pm: G Hardy FM, died from heart failure in RN hospital.


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4 May 1916

Simons Bay.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

1.0pm: Funeral party landed.

3.0pm: G Hardy FM buried with naval honours.

Chief and 2nd officers, Chief and three engineers, sailors and firemen attended Gustave Hardy's funeral.

The crew handed a request to see the Admiral to Commander Hayes.


5 May 1916

Simons Bay.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

8.30am: Coaling, received 267 tons.

10.0am: Admiral Gillett interviewed representatives of the crew.

R Watts CT signed on.


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6 May 1916

Simons Bay.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Cdr Hayes, Lt C Bridges, Dr Ellul, Eng. Cdr Hyman and Eng. Lt Lemmon, together with necessary crew’s representatives attended court of enquiry on shore re G Hardy FM, deceased.

J Opie GS, H Marsh Boy, R Watts FM, H Instance CT and E Benny GS, all absent over leave.


7 May 1916

Simons Bay.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Dawkins AB, absent over leave

J Opie GS, E Benny GS, H Marsh Boy, R Watts FM and A Instance CT returned at 1.30 pm.

HMS City of London in.


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8 May 1916

Simons Bay.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Receiving water and stores.

HMS’ Sirius and Rinaldo in.

J Gorton AB, H Banks AB, C Brown FM, A Pearce FM, E Jones FM, G Stokes FM, W Walters CT and F Hallett Gr, all absent over leave.

Dawkins AB, returned at 6.0pm.

J Terry CT and D Jack GS, off duty sick.

One seedie boy sent to hospital with bronchitis.


9 May 1916

Simons Bay.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Following memo No 432 received from SNO Simonstown. Result of the enquiry held upon the death of G Hardy FM. Capt Allen RN and two Staff Surgeons from RN Hospital, "We are of opinion that full and proper attention was given to Gustave Hardy FM, by Temporary Surgeon J Ellul RN.” The attention of the crew is called to Article of War No 36.

7.10am: HMS City of London out

Received fleet stores.

In pm: E Jones brought on board by police.


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10 May 1916

Simons Bay.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

J Gorton AB, W Walters CT, H Banks AB, F Hallett Gr, C Brown FM, A Pearce FM and G Stokes FM, all absentees, returned on board at 11.0am,

11.20am: Received confidential books for transport.

In pm: C E Perring signed on as Fireman.

3.20pm: Naval ratings arrived on board and one seedie boy returned from hospital.

Sailing orders received

F Scorfria, J Terry CT, D Jack GS and one seedie boy, off duty sick.


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11 May 1916

Simons Bay and at sea towards Durban.

Lat -34.7, Long 19.2

7.15am: Weighed and proceeded.

6.0pm: C Agulhas N64W(t).

F Scorfria FM, J Ferry CT and D Jack, all off duty sick. One seedie boy returned to duty.


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12 May 1916

At sea.

Lat -34.3, Long 23.7

10.30am: Signalled SS Brigitta of London, Port Nolloth to Delagoa Bay.

8.40pm: C Recife Lt N47E(t)

CE Perring FM disrated to CT by his own request.

W Randell CT, rated to FM.

D Morris CT, insolent to Eng. S/Lt Ross RNR.

F Scorfria FM, J Ferry CT, D Jack and one seedie boy, all off duty sick.


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13 May 1916

At sea.

Lat -33.3, Long 27.8

7.0am: Gt Fish Lt abeam N31W(t) 10 miles.

1.30pm: SS Queen Maud of Glasgow passed Westbound.

5.50pm: C Morgan N35W(t) 3.8 miles.

J Ferry CT resumed duty.

A Pearce FM, off duty sick.


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14 May 1916

At sea.

Lat -31.7, Long 29.7

In am: A Pearce FM, off duty sick.

9.35am: C Hermes N26W(t) 15 miles.

In pm: A Pearce FM resumed duty.

4.0pm: RMS Norman passed Westbound.

7.45pm: Port Shepstone Lt N12E(t)

A Grandison CT, insolent to Eng. S/Lt Ross RNR.


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15 May 1916

At sea to Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

7.33am: Moored in E Shed, Durban.

In am: Monitor crew shifting stores. Coaling both sides throughout the day. Discharged one hogshead of brandy.

In pm: R Nisbet chef, A Taylor, A Carpenter, W Peck, J Philpott, W Collins and C Summers, all General Servants, joined from England.

In pm: J Hamilton CT signed on.

In pm: A Pearce FM, drunk and unable to keep his watch.

In pm: G Stokes FM and A Instance CT, ashore without leave.


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16 May 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Coaling until noon. Received 1,094 tons.

Discharged stores to HMS Laconia.

Crew of HMS Mersey transferred to Trent.

G Andrews, R Ashby, T Barnes, C Bassett, E Innes and E Jones all absent without leave.

Warrant issued for the arrest and detention in prison on shore of those men absent without leave.

G Blasson GS, paid off by mutual consent.


17 May 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

T Barnes, C Bassett, E Innes and E Jones, absent without leave, arrested and gaoled.

R Henneberry FM, absent.

D Jack resumed duty.

R Watts, off duty sick.


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18 May 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

2.05am: Swahili seedie boy Haji Bin Abdullha threw himself overboard through the hospital port and disappeared, having become suddenly insane.

10.40am: Loading frozen meat.

R Henneberry, C Bassett, T Todhunter, E Innes and T Barnes, all absent without leave.

J Gorton AB, paid off by mutual arrangement.

R Watts CT, off duty sick.

19 May 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

11.0am: Received and secured new propellor boss.

Enquiry held by Commander Hayes into the above suicide case.

W Moore AB, paid off by mutual arrangement.

T Edwards AB signed on.

R Henneberry, C Bassett, T Todhunter, E Innes and T Barnes, all absent without leave.

T Todhunter, arrested and gaoled.

R Watts, off duty sick.


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20 May 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

R Henneberry, C Bassett, T Todhunter, E Innes, T Barnes and A Instance, all absent without leave.

R Watts, off duty sick.


21 May 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

11.10am: Tug Sir David Hunter collided with the ship and damaged port after gangway.

11.30am: Body of a coloured man observed floating alongside.

Noon: Body recovered by water police and identified as Haji bin Abdullah, suicide. Taken to the mortuary.

R Henneberry FM, absent without leave.

C Bassett FM, T Todhunter FM, E Innes FM, T Barnes CT, all in prison.

R Watts, off duty sick.


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22 May 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

W Fermoyle Chef, paid off this day.

R Henneberry FM, absent without leave.

C Bassett FM, T Todhunter FM, E Innes FM, T Barnes CT, all in prison.

R Watts and W Broomfield, off duty sick.


23 May 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

3.0pm: Shifted to A shed and received wood for HMS Mersey.

H Barnett FM, signed on.

R Henneberry, A Instance and G Grandison, absent without leave.

F Brown FM, arrested on SS Afghan Prince and gaoled.

C Bassett, T Todhunter, E Innes, T Barnes, F Brown and G Stokes, all in prison.

R Watts and W Broomfield, off duty sick.


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24 May 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

9.15am: HMS Mersey out for trials.

1.30pm: Mersey returned.

Officers from Mersey transferred to Trent

J Dray Deck Boy, signed on.

R Henneberry FM deserted.

C Bassett, F Brown, T Todhunter, E Innes, G Stokes and T Barnes, all in prison.

R Watts CT and W Broomfield FMM, off duty sick.


25 May 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

W Havelock FMM signed on.

J Scarrott QM, paid off by mutual consent.

A Crane QM signed on in his place.

C Bassett, F Brown, T Todhunter, E Innes, G Stokes and T Barnes, all in prison.

R Watts CT and W Broomfield FMM, off duty sick.


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26 May 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

11.0am: SS Virent moored alongside.

In pm: Receiving stores from Virent, crew driving cranes and assisting.

W Broomfield FMM, paid off this day.

C Bassett, F Brown, T Todhunter, E Innes, G Stokes and T Barnes, all in prison.

R Watts, off duty sick.


27 May 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

R Watts CT resumed duty.

C Bassett, F Brown, T Todhunter, E Innes, G Stokes and T Barnes, all in prison.


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28 May 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

No work today, Sunday.

C Bassett, F Brown, T Todhunter, E Innes, G Stokes and T Barnes, all in prison.


29 May 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

R Watts CT, paid off this day.

C Bassett, F Brown, T Todhunter, E Innes, G Stokes and T Barnes, all in prison.


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30 May 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

C Bassett, F Brown, T Todhunter, E Innes, G Stokes and T Barnes, all in prison.


31 May 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

5.0pm: 105 sacks of mail embarked with local labour.

C Bassett, F Brown, T Todhunter, E Innes, G Stokes and T Barnes, all in prison.


Crew Arrest Reports


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Report from South African Police at Durban. Edgar Innes, arrested and detained at water police station, Point, Durban. 17th May 1916.


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Report from South African Police at Durban. T H Barnes and C Bassett,also arrested and detained at water police station, Point, Durban. 17th May 1916.


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Report from South African Police at Durban. Thomas Todhunter, arrested and detained at water police station, Point, Durban. 19th May 1916.



LOGS FOR JUNE 1916

(Durban to Tirene Bay via Lourenço Marques with HMS Mersey in tow, Zanzibar, Tanga and South again to Durban)


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1 June 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

In pm: Received 150 tons of fresh water.

C Bassett, F Brown, T Todhunter, E Innes, G Stokes and T Barnes, all in prison.

S Bartlett Gr, R Ashby FM and A Instance CT, all off duty without leave.

J Whiles Bosun, insolent to Ass. Paymr Stephenson.

H Davies QM returned at 10.30 pm, not keeping his watch.

G Quinn Greaser and C Hornsey OS returned under the influence of drink.

J Hamilton CT and W Havelock FMM deserted. Warrant issued for their arrest.


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2 June 1916

Durban and at sea towards Zanzibar.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

C Bassett, F Brown, T Todhunter, E Innes, G Stokes and T Barnes returned on board from prison.

E Jones FM deserted. Warrant issued for his arrest.

J Whiles Bosun did not turn to.

In am: Discharged 105 bags of mail to shore again.

10.0am: Left quay, fixed towropes to HMS Mersey and proceeded.

11.40am: Working party returned from Mersey.

7.15pm: Port Durnford Lt N15E(t)


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3 June 1916

At sea.

Lat -28.3, Long 33.0

3.0am: Vacuum decreased to 15”, condenser tubes in bottom division choked. Speed decreased.

10.0am: Altered course to make Delagoa Bay to clear condenser tubes.

In pm: T Barnes CT resumed duty.

J Whiles Bosun, sentenced to seven days detention on board.

T Barnes CT, J Light Stores, C Mace OS, all off duty sick.


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4 June 1916

At sea to Delagoa Bay (Now Maputo Bay).

Lat -25.9, Long 33.0

3.0am: 26 43S

6.15am: C Inhaca Lt N10W(t)

11.0am: Shortened towropes, stopped and picked up pilot.

2.45pm: Stopped off Chafina Bcn to adjust towropes.

4.20pm: Anchored off Reuben Pt, Lourenço Marques (now Maputo), Mersey secured alongside.

Bottom division of condensers found to be choked with barnacles, weed etc. Hands clearing same.

11.0pm: Observed and fired on an inquisitive boat.


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5 June 1916

Lourenço Marques.

Lat -26.0, Long 32.6

1.20pm: SS Clan Ferguson arrived.

2.55pm: SS South Africa arrived and reported strong southerly gales.

3.20pm: Flag Officer from Governor visited ship.

4.0pm: SS Historian arrived.

C Mace OS, off duty sick.


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6 June 1916

Lourenço Marques and at sea towards Zanzibar.

Lat -25.9, Long 33.0

6.35am: Hove short, Mersey’s party dropping her astern.

7.0am: Pilot Sr Gueira aboard, weighed, adjusted hawsers and proceeded.

11.15am: Rounded Cockburn Shoal Bcn.

5.0pm: SS Africa (Portuguese) passed opposite.

6.0pm: Monte Bello Lt N38W(t)

W Sandiford QM and C Mace OS, off duty sick.


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7 June 1916

At sea.

Lat -24.3, Long 35.9

6.05am: Zavora Lt abeam N33W(t) 18 miles.

2.30pm: 24 06S, 36 07E

W Sandiford QM, T Weeks AB and C Mace OS, off duty sick.


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8 June 1916

At sea.

Lat -21.7, Long 37.5

6.0am: 22 21S, 37 03E

In am: W Sandiford QM and T Weeks AB, off duty sick. C Mace OS resumed duty.

In pm: Condenser tubes and inlet partly choked.

In pm: W Sandiford QM resumed duty.

6.0pm: 21 04S, 37 54E


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9 June 1916

At sea.

Lat -19.1, Long 39.4

6.0am: 19 48S, 38 53E

In am: Condenser tubes and inlet partly choked.

5.57pm: 18 26S, 39 50E

T Weeks AB and H Barnett FM, off duty sick.


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10 June 1916

At sea.

Lat -16.2, Long 41.1

6.0am: 16 54S, 40 40E

In am: Condenser tubes foul.

In pm: Received orders by W/T to proceed to Tirene Bay.

In pm: Southerly monsoon apparently established.

T Weeks AB and H Barnett FM, off duty sick. J Whiles Bos’n resumed duty.


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11 June 1916

At sea.

Lat -13.4, Long 41.9

6.0am: 14 10S, 41 37E

6.15pm: 12 32S, 41 44E

H Barnett FM, off duty sick.


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12 June 1916

At sea.

Lat -10.1, Long 41.1

6.0am: 10 53S, 41 20E

10.0am: Telemotor gear changed over and pumped up.

6.10pm: 9 15S, 40 34E

T Weeks and H Barnett FM, resumed duty.


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13 June 1916

At sea to Tirene Bay, Mafia I.

Lat -7.84, Long 39.71

5.15am: Moresby Pt Lt N87W(t)

11.30am: Slow speed to shorten tow ropes one mile from Tirene Bay. HMS Severn accompanied us into port.

12.30pm: Anchored in Tirene Bay, Mersey alongside.


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14 June 1916

Tirene Bay, Mafia I.

Lat -7.84, Long 39.71

6.20am: HMS Mersey's party commenced working ammunition in No 2 and wood in No 1 holds.

10.42am: SS Virent alongside. Received 240 tons of boiler water.


15 June 1916

Tirene Bay, Mafia I.

Lat -7.84, Long 39.71

In am: Discharging ammunition and beef to HMS Mersey.

In pm: Discharging stores.

Whalers Fly and Pickle arrived.


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16 June 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.84, Long 39.71

In am: Mersey's party discharging steel plates and stores at No 4 hold.

6.50am: Pickle and Fly out.

9.50am: HMS Thistle in.

4.35pm: Thistle left.

6.0pm: Crew of HMS Mersey transferred to their own ship.


17 June 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.84, Long 39.71

Nos 1 and 2 top fresh water tanks cleaned out and inspected by Chief Officer and Carpenter. Magazines inspected.

9.55am: HMS Hyacinth in.

10.15am: Naval diver arrived and proceeded to clear condenser inlet, found choked with weed, shell and barnacles, also cleared freezer inlet.

11.0am: 3,502 lbs beef and provisions discharged to Hyacinth.

3.05pm: Hyacinth out.


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18 June 1916

Tirene Bay to Niororo I.

Lat -7.84, Long 39.71

8.10am: SS Weissmann in.

10.25am: HMS Severn left.

2.30pm: SS Virent out.

4.0pm: Weighed and proceeded.

5.53pm: Anchored off Niororo I.

6.05pm: Weissman passed northbound.


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19 June 1916

Niororo I. to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.6, Long 39.4

6.03am: Weighed and proceeded.

7.15am: Altered course to meet HMS Severn, but she has apparently proceeded.

11.55am: Passed Severn.

3.48pm: Anchored in No 3 berth, Zanzibar.

4.40pm: Severn in.

7.30pm: Discharged 1,058 lbs beef to HMS Manica.


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20 June 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

2.30am: HMS Manica out.

9.30am: Discharging naval stores.

H Barnett FM and T Walcroft OS, off duty sick.


21 June 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

T Walcroft OS, off duty sick.

5.30am: SS Dilwara out.

6.15am: Collier Darnholm (probably Darnholme) alongside to starboard, damaging promenade deck, 25’ of teak rail etc.

8.10am: Collier August Belmont secured to port side.

Coaling both sides, with local labour and frequent interruptions.

In pm: Four Zanzibar boys, engine room dept, paid off.


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22 June 1916

Zanzibar and at sea towards Tanga.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Coaling slowly throughout

Suplied beef to HMS’ Thistle and Severn.

3.15pm: Finished coaling, total 680 tons.

3.25pm: SS Darnholm left.

3.40pm: SS August Belmont left.

5.40pm: Received stores and mails for all ships.

5.55pm: Weighed and proceeded.

Five Zanzibar boys signed on.

J Bynoe CT and M Fennech CT, off duty without leave, card playing.

T Walcroft OS, off duty sick.


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23 June 1916

At sea to Ulenge I and at sea towards Tanga.

Lat -5.0, Long 39.2

3.0am: Stopped, met HMS Challenger and proceeded astern of her.

7.01am: Anchored in company with Challenger off Ulenge I.

7.15am: Discharging stores to Challenger and HMS Talbot.

8.35am: Challenger left.

8.55am: Whaler Echo alongside for water and stores.

11.59am: Weighed and proceeded.

2.0pm: Stopped, two miles north of Mwamba Shundo.

3.15pm: HMS Vengeance arrived. Discharged and received mails and stores.

4.06pm: Proceeded and took station astern of Vengeance.

5.0pm: Parted company.

6.15pm: Ras Kegomacha Lt N75E(t)


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24 June 1916

At sea to Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.2, Long 40.0

5.0am: 6 25S

4.25pm: Anchored in Tirene Bay. Fly alongside for water.

7.25pm: HMS Mersey arrived.


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25 June 1916

Tirene Bay and at sea towards Tunghi Bay and Durban.

Lat -7.84, Long 39.71

5.45am: Fly left.

Discharged beef and stores to HMS Mersey and HMAS Pioneer.

3.45pm: HMAS Pioneer cast off and proceeded.

4.0pm: Weighed and proceeded.

7.13pm: Okuza I. Lt abeam S59W(t) 4 miles.

Passed Pioneer southbound.


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26 June 1916

At sea to Tunghi Bay and towards Durban.

Lat -10.8, Long 40.6

3.0am: Ship vibrating exceptionally.

5.30am: 9 53S, 40 34E

9.55am: C Delgado Lt W(t) 2 miles.

10.28am: Anchored in Tunghi Bay (now Baia de Tunge).

Discharged mails, beef and stores to HMS Hyacinth.

11.45am: Weighed and proceeded.

6.10pm: 11 46S, 40 58E


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27 June 1916

At sea.

Lat -15.2, Long 41.0

Ship vibrating exceptionally.

In am: C Perring CT, off duty sick.

5.55am: 14 00S, 41 19E

6.0pm: 16 14S, 40 37E

In pm: C Perring CT resumed duty.


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28 June 1916

At sea.

Lat -19.4, Long 38.6

Ship vibrating exceptionally.

6.0am: 18 21S, 39 20E

6.0pm: 20 29S, 37 56E


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29 June 1916

At sea.

Lat -23.7, Long 36.1

Ship vibrating

6.12am. 22 43S, 36 44E

6.20pm: Zavora Pt Lt abeam N57W(t)


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30 June 1916

At sea.

Lat -27.6, Long 33.4

Head swell, ship pitching and vibrating.

6.0am: 26 25S, 34 06E

5.30pm: SS Prometheus passed northbound.

6.50pm: C St Lucia Lt abeam N55W(t) 9 miles.

9.45pm: Port Durnford Lt abeam.


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Crew List, June 1916

These lists also include date and port of signing on, not transcribed here.


R Hayes, Commander RNR.

E Bridges, Lieutenant-commander.

H Croft and H Hooper, Lieutenants.

A Powrie.

J Ellul, Temp Surgeon RN.

R Stephenson and P A Smith, Assistant Paymasters.

J Whiles, Boatswain.

F Hughes, Carpenter.

C Nielson, Mate.

W Banks and W Lewis, Bosun’s Mates.

S Matthews, A Crane, W Sandiford and H Davis, Quartermasters.

S Phillips, Lamps.

O Banfield, H Banks, J Barter, W Bendell, R Bowen, C Cooper, H Dawkins, T Edwards and T Weeks, Able Seamen.

E Aubrey, Seaman.

W Boyd and J Breathwhite, Signalmen RN.

C Bell, G Bushnell, J Dray, G Farrugia and H Marsh, Boys.

G Glass, C Hornsey, G Mace and T Walcroft, Ordinary Seamen.

H Kelly and L Oldham, Officer’s Servants.

A Borg, Doctor’s Servant.

W Barry, E Bateman and E Simmons, Marconi.

A Hyman, Engineer Commander RNR.

W Hunter, S James and G Lemmon, Engineer Lieutenants.

G Braithwaite, J Howard, J Ross, W Stephenson and W Ward, Engineer Sub-Lieutenants.

A Mansbridge, Leading Fireman.

S Bartlett, W Churchill, F Hallet, F Hallet Jnr, A Lariat, S Quinn and G Wort, Greasers.

J Light, Stores.

T Andrews, R Ashby, H Barnett, C Bassnet, C Brown, F Brown, E Innes, E Jones (deserted Durban 3/6/16), C Jupe, T Paddock, A Pearce, F Scorfria, G Stokes, W Street and T Todhunter, Firemen.

E Barnes, T Barnes, J Bynoe, M Fennech, J Ferry, W Gale, G Grandison, A Instance, D Morriss

C Perring, W Randell, W Rogers, G Southwell and A Walters, Coal Trimmers.

W Foyle, Chief Steward.

W Allen, 2nd Chief Steward.

S Tytler, Bar Steward.

S Mora, Assistant Bar Steward.

B Stroud, Stores.

C Stivala, Assistant Stores.

E Benny, R Dorrington, A Fyfe, C Goldsmith, C Hicks, E Hollands and J Opie, General Servants.

C Nisbett, Chef.

A Jones, Baker.

C Bullock, Assistant Baker.

H Green, Troop Cook.

W Knight, 2nd Troop Cook.

H Hannaford and H Wallbridge, Pantry.

G Sheppherd, Butcher.

H Bruce, Ship’s Cook.

J Harry and W Probas, Cooks.

G Lennon and W Surridge, Scullions.

J Batson, J Custard, W Eastes and A Taylor, General Servants.

A Carpenter, W Collins, W Peck, J Philpott and C Summers, General Servants.

D Jack, Engineer’s Servant.

E Morgan, Chief Engineer’s Servant



LOGS FOR JULY 1916

(Durban to Kilindini with troops and ammunition, Zanzibar, to Tanga with porters and Zanzibar)


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1 July 1916

At sea to Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

7.32am: Moored at A shed, Durban.

In pm: Coaling both sides.

T Paddock FM, rejoined from detention.

G Grandison CT and M Fennech CT, ashore without leave.


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2 July 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Coaling slowly.

Embarked naval and military officers from Saxon.

JP Cavernelis CT signed on.


3 July 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

5.35am: Finished coaling. Received 856 tons of Natal coal.

Loaded 150 bags flour for Kilindini

Carpenters engaged altering hospital for troops.

Received 20 rafts on board

C Bassett FM, off watch without leave.

F Scorfria FM, off duty sick.


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4 July 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

in am: Received 892 bags of flour for Naval Store Officers.

In pm: Received a quantity of troop baggage and 66 cases of ammunition.

F Hallett GS, C Jupe FM and T Paddock FM, ashore without leave.

A Lariat Gr and C Bassett FM, off watch without leave.

E Cusheon FM signed on.


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5 July 1916

Durban and at sea towards Kilindini.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

8.0am: First troops arrived, embarking at intervals.

10.45am: Embarked 37 bags of mails.

In pm: G Barter AB returned drunk, ashore without leave and was carried on board.

3.0pm: Last troops arrived, embarking at intervals. 19 officers and 622 details 2nd and 3rd SAI and SAH.

4.30pm: Left wharf and proceeded.

10.45pm: Port Durnford Lt N5E(t).

W Rogers FM, G Andrews FM, C Jupe FM and G Grandison CT, off watch without leave.

C Johnson CT, signed on.

F Scorfria resumed duty.


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6 July 1916

At sea.

Lat -28.2, Long 33.1

6.10am: C St Lucia Lt abm N50W(t) 14 miles.


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7 July 1916

At sea.

Lat -25.4, Long 35.0

6.10am: 26 07S, 34 32E

4.45pm: Zavora Lt N36W(t) 19 miles.


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8 July 1916

At sea.

Lat -22.4, Long 37.0

6.0pm: 21 34S, 37 40E


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9 July 1916

At sea.

Lat -18.9, Long 39.5

6.0am: 19 56S, 39 00E

6.0pm: 17 54S, 40 00E


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10 July 1916

At sea.

Lat -15.4, Long 41.7

8.05pm: HMHS Ebani passed Southbound.


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11 July 1916

At sea.

Lat -10.7, Long 41.4

6.0am: 11 47S, 41 49E

Crew overhauling lifeboats.

6.20pm: 9 30S, 40 36E


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12 July 1916

At sea.

Lat -5.9, Long 39.5

6.0am: 6 11S, 39 52E

5.10pm: Ras Kegomacha Lt E(t) 2 miles.

5.50pm: Anchored.


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13 July 1916

At sea to Kilindini.

Lat -4.1, Long 39.7

3.15am: Weighed and proceeded.

SS Oceanien (French) in company.

7.50am: SS Cupid out.

8.42am: Anchored, Kilindini.

11.0am: Discharged Mombasa mail.

1.40pm: Discharged mail to Base Field PO.

3.40pm: HMS Challenger in.


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14 July 1916

Kilindini and at sea towards Zanzibar.

Lat -4.1, Long 39.7

7.25am: Discharged beef to HMS Challenger.

8.15am: Troop lighters alongside.

9.20am: Disembarking troops to lighters.

3.20pm: Received base Field PO onward mail.

4.30pm: Received fleet mail.

5.0pm: Weighed and proceeded.

9.0pm: Ras Kegomacha Lt S32E(t)


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15 July 1916

At sea to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

8.35am: Anchored, Zanzibar.

HMS’ Vengeance and Rinaldo in port.

9.0am. Mail and stores to Vengeance.

9.45am. Rinaldo out.

1.15pm: Discharged South African mail.

In pm: HMS Mersey in.

J Cavernelis and G Bynoe, off duty sick.


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16 July 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

12.15am: Whalers Pickle, Styx and Charon* in.

8.45am: Collier Virent alongside, ready to coal, waiting for baskets, trucks and trimmers.

11.59am: Commenced coaling.

Coaling slowly, received 100 tons by 4.0pm, stopped work.

8.10pm: Resumed coaling.

J Cavernelis CT, resumed duty Ahnoor Bin Hamid, absent without leave all day.

Off duty sick: T Southwell CT, G Grandison CT, and J Bynoe CT.

*(An armed whaler purchased in Durban, ex Eclair)


July 17 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

T Southwell, G Grandison and J Bynoe, off duty sick.

11.59am: Finished coaling, received 370 tons of Welsh coal. Collier left.

3.15pm: Embarking naval stores.

4.30pm: Working party from HMS Vengeance arrived to assist.


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18 July 1916

Zanzibar to Tanga.

Lat -5.8, Long 39.2

Ahmoor Bin Hamid, not returned to date.

In am: T Southwell, G Grandison and J Bynoe, off duty sick.

8.45am: Two lighters with porters and stores arrived, embarking same.

9.40am: Two officers, 560 porters and stores on board.

9.50am: Weighed and proceeded.

12.30pm: HMW Salamander passed southbound.

4.35pm: Anchored in Tanga Bay. Boats for porters alongside, disembarking same.

HMS’ Talbot, Severn, Manica and Prattler in port.

5.0pm: Severn alongside for ammunition and water.

Discharged stores to Manica

In pm: T Southwell CT and G Grandison CT, resumed duty.


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19 July 1916

Tanga and at sea towards Mafia.

Lat -5.0, Long 39.1

E Innes FM, off duty sick.

6.15am: HMS Severn returning ammunition. Boats from HMS’ Talbot and Manica arrived for stores. Discharged same.

7.0am: Prattler alongside for water.

12.04pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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20 July 1916

At sea to Mafia.

Lat -7.6, Long 39.8

5.50am: 6 50S, 40.09E

3.02pm: Anchored in Tirene Bay.

Went alongside HMAS Pioneer to discharge meat, stores and water.

Discharged flour, meat and stores to Echo and Childers.


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21 July 1916

Mafia I. to Fanjove I. and at sea towards Zanzibar.

Lat -8.6, Long 39.6

5.55am: Cast off and proceeded.

1.10pm: Rounding Jewe Reef.

1.36pm: Anchored.

1.50pm: Discharging beef and stores to HMS Himalaya.

4.20pm: Weighed and proceeded.

10.10pm: Moresby Pt Lt N31W(t)

F Hallett Gr, off duty sick.


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22 July 1916

At sea to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

In am: F Hallett Gr, A Pearce FM, F Scorfria FM and D Morris CT, off duty sick.

8.05am: Charon and Styx passed southbound.

8.20am: Passed HMS Mersey northbound.

10.07am: Mersey in.

10.10am: Anchored, Zanzibar.

10.25am: HMS Manica out.

1.20pm: Mersey out.

In pm: J Bynoe CT, off duty sick.

6.20pm: Libertymen returned. H Todhunter FMM and A Lariat Gr, absent over leave.

7.30pm: H Todhunter, sent off in shore boat.


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23 July 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

In am: Receiving stores from lighter.

8.15am: O Banfield AB and A Lariat Gr returned on board.

In pm: Receiving fleet stores.

J Bynoe CT and F Hallett Gr, off duty sick.


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24 July 1916

Zanzibar to Tanga.

Lat -5.4, Long 39.0

F Hallett Gr, off duty sick.

J Bynoe CT, sent ashore to hospital.

6.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.0am: Anchored in Pangani Bay.

HMS Talbot and Salamander in port. Discharged beef and stores to same.

12.55pm: Weighed and proceeded.

2.05pm: HMS Severn passed southbound.

4.38pm: Anchored, Tanga.

HMS Mersey and Prattler in port.

4.55pm: Prattler alongside with store lighter.

7.15pm: Prattler alongside again with lighter, one officer and 26 men sent from shore.


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25 July 1916

Tanga and at sea towards Mafia.

Lat -5.7, Long 39.4

Prattler left with lighters.

6.20am: Weighed and proceeded.

5.40pm: Ras Kizimkazi W(t) 9 miles.


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26 July 1916

At sea to Tirene Bay and to Kibondo.

Lat -7.84, Long 39.71

8.33am: Anchored in Tirene Bay in heavy rain.

10.15am: HMS Hyacinth and SS August Belmont in.

Discharged stores to HMAS Pioneer and HMS’ Hyacinth and Rinaldo.

Stores for HMS’ Challenger and Himalaya to Hyacinth.

Stores and mail for HMS Vengeance to Pioneer.

4.0pm: Weighed and proceeded.

6.38pm: Anchored off Kibondo I.


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27 July 1916

Kibondo I. to Jewe Reef and at sea.

Lat -8.7, Long 39.5

5.18pm: Weighed and proceeded.

10.08am: Anchored off Jewe Reef.

Styx and Charon alongside for water and stores.

4.15pm: Weighed and proceeded.

10.15pm: Moresby Pt Lt N42W(t)

F Hallett Gr, off duty sick.


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28 July 1916

Jewe Reef to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.45am: SS Barjora passed southbound.

9.50am: Anchored in Zanzibar harbour.

7.45pm: HMS Mersey in.


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29 July 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

HMS Mersey alongside, her men discharging ammunition.

12.40pm: HMS Manica in.

4.0pm: SS Virent out.

4.45pm: SS’ August Belmont and Barjora in.

6.0pm: Salamander in.

6.10pm: HMS Manica and Echo out.

11.30pm: Barjora out.

J Hallett Gr resumed duty.

Hamis Ben Wolide and Kiro Ben Usef, absent without leave.


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The four above: Handwritten workings on scrap paper and the back cover.



LOG BOOK – JULY 30th 1916 TO DECEMBER 31st 1916


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Front cover, left and right.

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Index, where drills carried out.

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Printed log keeping instructions.

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Title page.

Captain. R Hayes Commander RNR

Log keeper. Harry E H Croft Lieutenant RNR

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A List of the Crew on Board   October 1916

   R Hayes RNR Commdr

   E A Bridges Lt Com

   H Croft Lt RNR

   H Hooper Lt RNR

   A Powrie 4th Off

   J Ellul Sarg RN

   R Stephenson AP

   P A Smith AP

   E Simmons WO

   W Barry WO

   E Bateman WO

   J Whiles Bosun

   A Hughes Capt

   C Neilson Mate H

   W Banks BM

   H Davis QM

   W Sandiford QM

   W Lewis WO :deserted Durban

   S Phillips AB :Discharged to hospital Simonstown 20/12/16

   G Barter AB

   T Weeks AB

   H Banks AB

   H Dawkins AB

   R Bowen AB

   O Banfield AB

   C Cooper AB

   W Bendell AB

   T Edwards AB

   A Crane QM

   R Matthews AB


   C Mace OS

   G Glass OS

   T Walcroft OS

   E Aubrey OS

   C Bell OS

   C Hornsey Boy :desrted Cape Town

   H Marsh Boy

   G Bushnell Boy

   G Farrugia Boy

   J Dray Boy

   A Hyman Eng Com RNR

   G Lemmon Lt RNR

   W Hunter Lt RNR

   S James Lt RNR

   J Braithwaite Sub

   J Ross Sub

   J Howard Sub

   W Ward Sub

   W Stephenson Sub


   A Mansbridge Ldg FM

   F? Light Stores

   F Hallett Gr

   G Wort Gr

   H Churchill Gr

   S Bartlett Gr

   A Lariat Gr

   C Brown Gr

   S Luinn Gr

   T Andrews FM

   F Brown FM

   A Pearce FM

   C Jupe FM

   G Stokes FM

   R Ashby FM

   W Street FM

   E Inness FM

   C Bassnett FM :Discharged to Simonstown 20/12/16 Hospital

   W Randell FM

   W Rogers FM

   T Paddock FM :paid off C Town 22/11/16

   F Scorfria FM

   E[?] Cusheon FM :paid off C Town 22/11/16


   C Grandison Trimmer

   D Morriss Trimmer

   J Bynoe Trimmer

   W Gale Trimmer

   E Barnes Trimmer

   A Instance Trimmer

   J Southwell Trimmer

   A Walters Trimmer

   M Fennech Trimmer :Deserted Durban

   T Barnes Trimmer

   J Cavernelis Trimmer :Paid off C Town 12/12/16

   C Johnson Trimmer :Rated Cook 20/12/16

   W Foyle Ch Std

   W Allen 2nd Ch Std

   S Tytler Bar

   R Dorrington Stores :Discharged to hospital 20/12/16

   B Stroud Stores

   S Mora GS

   E Hollands GS

   C Hicks GS

   E Benny GS :Deserted Durban

   A Fyfe GS

   C Goldsmith GS

   J Opie GS

   W Eastes GS

   J Custard GS

   A Borg GS

   A Taylor GS

   A Carpenter GS

   W Peck GS

   J Philpott GS

   W Collins GS

   C Summers GS

   R Nisbet Chef

   F Tyson Asst

   H Jones Baker

   C Bullock Baker

   W Knight Troop Ck

   H Green Troop Ck

   H Wallbridge Pautry???

   H Hannaford P???

   G Sheppard Butcher


   H Bruce ships cook

   W Surridge Scullion

   C Stivala GS

   J Harry Cook :paid off Durban /4/17


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30 July 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

3.45pm: HMS’ Vengeance, Hyacinth, Manica, HMAS Pioneer, HMWs Fly and Pickle in.


31 July 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

7.0am: HMS Mersey out.

7.35am: HMS Vengeance out.

11.40am: HMS Manica out.

8.45pm: HMAS Pioneer out.



LOGS FOR AUGUST 1916

(Zanzibar, sailing every day locally to support various actions, Sadani, Bagamoyo etc)

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1 August 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Loading meat, 10,415lbs.

Mahommedan feast of Ramadan. 21 Gun salute fired.

3.0pm: HMS Talbot in.


2 August 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2


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3 August 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

J Bynoe returned from hospital, off duty.

F Hallett snr Gr, A Walters CT and C Johnson CT, absent over leave.

J Light stores and J Ferry CT, off duty sick.


4 August 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

G Grandison and D Morris, absent over leave.

W Bendell and T Edwards returned drunk.

Received one prisoner ex HMS Talbot for passage.

J Ferry CT, sent ashore to hospital.

E Innes, J Light and G Bynoe, off duty sick.


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5 August 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Receiving stores for HM Ships.

Received one officer and six ratings for passage.

E Innes and J Light resumed duty.

G Grandison and D Morris returned.

T Barnes and C Bassett, absent over leave.

T Todhunter reported drunk on shore.

G Bynoe, off duty sick.


6 August 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

T Todhunter and C Bassett, absent without leave.

T Barnes, escorted on board drunk at 10.40am.

In pm: Received stores for HM Ships. Discharged ammunition to HMS Severn.


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7 August 1916

Zanzibar to Sadani Village and Tanga. (Note: Sadani Tanzania, not Saadani Kenya. Saadani may well have been the correct spelling then of course, but I have used the modern spelling to avoid confusion.)


Lat -6.05, Long 38.9

5.40am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.50am: Anchored off Sadani village.

10.0am: Discharged meat and mails to Flag, meat to HMS Mersey.

10.30am: Received ratings for passage. Prisoner ex HMS Talbot sent to Flag.

11.37am: Weighed and proceeded.

5.25pm: Anchored, Tanga.

6.10pm: Discharged meat and stores to HMS Thistle.


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8 August 1916

Tanga to Kilindini.

Lat -4.1, Long 39.7

6.20am: Weighed and proceeded.

12.34pm: Anchored, Kilindini.


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9 August 1916

Kilindini and at sea towards Jewe Reef.

Lat -4.1, Long 39.7

9.25am: Received beef and mutton by lighter from SS Professor (Formerly the German Professor Woermann).

4.15pm: Weighed and proceeded.

8.40pm: Ras Kegomacha Lt S11W(t).


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10 August 1916

At sea towards Jewe Reef.

Lat -6.4, Long 40.0

4.20pm: Latham I. W(t) 9 miles.

9.55pm: Moresby Pt Lt S34W(t).


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11 August 1916

At sea to Jewe Reef and at sea.

Lat -8.7, Long 39.5

11.59am: Anchored off Jewe Reef, strong wind and rough sea.

12.20pm: Charon and Styx alongside for stores and water.

4.50pm: Weighed and proceeded, courses East of South.


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12 August 1916

At sea to Mikindani and at sea.

Lat -10.24, Long 40.15

6.06am: 10 00S, 40 11E

9.07am: Anchored, Mikindani Bay.

Stores and meat sent to HMS Talbot, Fly and Pickle alongside for water.

1.20pm: HMS Hyacinth in.

2.30pm: Talbot out

2.50pm: All ratings and stores discharged to Hyacinth.

3.45pm: Whalers left.

4.15pm: Weighed and proceeded. Course N2E.

C Jupe FM, off duty sick.


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13 August 1916

At sea to Tirene and at sea.

Lat -7.84, Long 39.71

3.50am: Moresby Pt Lt N21W(t)

9.0am: Anchored, Tirene Bay.

Discharged meat to HMS Rinaldo.

4.10pm: Weighed and proceeded.

6.0pm: Anchored off Niororo I.

C Jupe FM and W Fennech CT, off duty sick.


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14 August 1916

At sea to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

2.05am: Weighed and proceeded.

In am: C Jupe FM, off duty sick.

11.0am: Anchored, Zanzibar.

11.40am: Shifted alongside collier Woodville.

12.01pm to 5.0pm: Coaling.

In pm: C Jupe FM resumed duty.


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15 August 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.40am: Collier Queen Alexandra alongside.

5.0pm: Ceased coaling, 470 tons total.

Received two German (white) prisoners and one Askari (native) prisoner ex HMS Manica.


16 August 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Coaling slowly until 5.0pm. On board 745 tons.

SS Woodville left.


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17 August 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Haji Ali, Tindal (a rating roughly equal to a PO), absent without leave.

11.59am. Ceased coaling, 820 tons total.

12.45pm: SS Queen Alexandra left.

Received five German female prisoners and eight children.

C Bassett FM, off duty sick.


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18 August 1916

Zanzibar to Bagamoyo and at sea.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

12.04pm: Weighed and proceeded.

Haji Ali, ashore without leave.

2.34pm: Anchored, Bagamoyo.

In port: HMS’ Vengeance, Challenger, Severn, Mersey and Thistle, whalers Charon, Styx and Childers.

2.50pm: Received one German white prisoner from Challenger.

9.30pm: Rear Admiral Charlton and staff boarded, hoisted RA’s flag and White Ensign.

9.40pm: Weighed and proceeded.

C Bassett FM, off duty sick.


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19 August 1916

Bagamoyo to Tanga and at sea.

Lat -5.0, Long 39.1

8.05am: Anchored, Tanga Bay.

Discharged mails and received fleet mail.

9.15am: Embarked one officer and 47 ratings RMA for passage.

Crew manning Admiral’s boat. Trent to fly white ensign until further orders.

2.30pm: Four German military prisoners, five women and eight children sent ashore.

5.30pm: Weighed and proceeded. Courses West of South.

11.30pm: Mwana Mwana Lt E(t) 8.5 miles.

C Bassett FM, off duty sick.


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20 August 1916

At sea to Bagamayo and at sea.

Lat -6.4, Long 38.9

6.21pm: Anchored, Bagamoyo.

8.0am: Discharged 47 RMA ratings in ship’s boats.

9.0am: Flag transferred to HMS Vengeance.

12.20pm: Received mails and three native wounded.

4.40pm: Received 130 ZAR native troops and two officers, with baggage for passage.

4.50pm: Weighed and proceeded.

7.30pm: Anchored, Zanzibar.

11.0pm: Landed native troops and wounded.

C Barnes and C Bassett, off duty sick.


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21 August 1916

Zanzibar to Tanga and at sea towards Kilindini.

Lat -5.0, Long 39.1

Main condenser inlets partly choked.

6.0am. Weighed and proceeded.

12.22pm: Anchored, Tanga Bay.

12.30pm: Received two officers and servants for passage.

1.20pm: Received pipes ex SS Bajune.

2.40pm: Weighed and proceeded.

6.26pm: Anchored North of Pemba I.


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22 August 1916

At sea to Kilindini and at sea.

Lat -4.1, Long 39.7

3.15am: Weighed and proceeded.

7.30am: Anchored, Kilindini. Discharged mails.

Main condenser inlets partly choked.

8.30am: Received 4” gun and mounting.

4.17pm: Weighed and proceeded. Courses West of South.

7.50pm: Ras Kegomacha Lt S10E(t)


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23 August 1916

At sea to Zanzibar and at sea.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.18am: Mwana Mwana Lt E(t) 0.8 miles.

8.40am: Anchored in No 3 berth, Zanzibar.

Discharged 4” gun and received fleet stores. Cordite and projectiles discharged to HMS Severn.

H Barnett, C Bassett and A Instance, off duty sick.

11.10am: HMS Vengeance out.

11.55am: SS Princess out. (Probably the ship in this photo)

Diver cleared condenser inlets.

2.17pm: Weighed and proceeded.

5.35pm: Ras Kisimkazi abeam.

Passed HMS’ Vengeance and Challenger.

6.20pm: Passed Princess.


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24 August 1916

At sea to Kibondo I.

Lat -8.1, Long 39.7

3.15am: Moresby Pt Lt W(t) 8 miles.

10.17am: Anchored, Kibondo anchorage.

H Barnett, C Bassett and A Instance, off duty sick.


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25 August 1916

Kibondo to Jewe Reef and at sea.

Lat -8.7, Long 39.5

4.25am: Weighed and proceeded.

9.18am: Anchored, Jewe Reef.

12.20pm: HMWs Salamander and Prattler arrived alongside. Commenced watering and storing same.

4.40pm: Salamander left.

5.05pm: Prattler left.

5.19pm: Weighed and proceeded, courses East of South.

C Bassett and A Instance, off duty sick.


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26 August 1916

Jewe Reef to Mikindani and at sea.

Lat -10.24, Long 40.15

5.26am: 9 54S, 40 01E

7.26am: Anchored in Mikindani Bay.

8.0am: HMWs Pickle and Fly alongside.

Discharged mail, meat, stores and one bag of confidential books to HMS Talbot.

11.15am: Talbot out.

11.45am: Talbot bombarded Mikindani Custom House.

12.56pm: Weighed and proceeded, courses East of North.

A Instance CT resumed duty.

C Bassett FM, off duty sick.


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27 August 1916

At sea to Tirene Bay and to Niororo I.

Lat -7.84, Long 39.71

8.32am: Anchored in Tirene bay.

Discharged mail, meat, stores and one bag of confidential books to HMS Rinaldo.

4.10pm: Weighed and proceeded.

5.53pm: Anchored off Niororo I.

C Bassett FM, off duty sick.


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28 August 1916

Niororo I. to Zanzibar and to Sadani.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

12.12am: Weighed and proceeded.

6.25am: Passed HMS’ Vengeance, Challenger and Manica.

9.53am: Anchored, Zanzibar.

11.0am: Discharged ammunition to HMS Mersey.

1.45pm: Weighed and proceeded.

4.41pm: Anchored Sadani anchorage.

Nut on reversing engine cracked.


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29 August 1916

Sadani to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

7.55am: Sick details alongside, 29 cases in all.

One officer and details RAMC for passage.

8.45am: All details aboard.

9.10am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.50am: Anchored, Zanzibar.

12.35pm: Discharged all sick details.

7.15pm: Embarked one officer and 47 men RMA ex HMS Vengeance.

10.15pm: HMS Talbot in.


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30 August 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

4.20am: HMS Vengeance out.

9.45am: Embarked seven marines ex HMS Thistle and discharged RAMC to same.

10.0am: Thistle out.

10.30am: Embarked 40 men RMLI ex HMS’ Talbot and Challenger.

In pm: Sabori Bin Ali, Abdulla Bin Juma and Sinba Bin Tinga, seedie boys signed on for engine room.

Receiving various stores.

One Lieutenant, one WO, one PO and six ABs embarked ex Talbot.

CE Perring CT injured his hand in the ash hoist. Sent ashore to RNH.

9.30pm: Reversing gear sent from shore and returned for completion.


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31 August 1916

Zanzibar to Bagamayo and return.

Lat -6.4, Long 38.9

12.15am: Received nut for reversing gear from factory.

1.34am: HMS Challenger out.

1.40am: HMS Manica out.

3.55am: Weighed and proceeded.

6.40am: Anchored, Bagamoyo.

7.35am: Discharged rice and stores.

8.30am: Embarked RMLI and Medical Corps ex Hyacinth.

Received one set of bogies ex HMS Mersey. (These are the gear used for dismounting gun barrels)

11.45am: Challenger in.

12.50pm: Vengeance in.

1.05pm: Manica in.

1.30pm: Discharged bogies to Challenger.

Embarking detachments of marines at intervals and receiving stores.

4.12pm: Weighed and proceeded.

6.35pm: Anchored, Zanzibar.

D Morris CT, insolent to junior 5th Engineer.


THE VOYAGES OF HMS TRENT
Operations off Eastern and Southern Africa between September 1916 and August 1917

JP map Trent 1609-1708

LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1916

(Zanzibar, Konduchi, Msasani Bay, Dar-es-salaam, Kilwa Kivinje with troops and stores, Mikindani Bay, Sudi Bay, Lindi, Zanzibar and Kilwa Kivinje)


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1 September 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

5.30am: HMS Talbot out.

Received three naval cutters, hoisted in.

In pm: Receiving HM ship’s stores.


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2 September 1916

Zanzibar to Konduchi.

Lat -6.7, Long 39.2

12.10am: Weighed and proceeded. Two small lighters in tow.

7.40am: Arrived off Mbudya Patches.

8.0am: Received orders to proceed.

9.55am: Anchored off Fungu Inkadya.

10.30am: Landing men in Trent’s boats towed by tug Helmuth.

11.59am: Boats returned.

6.0pm: Embarked 26 sick men.


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3 September 1916

Konduchi to Msasani Bay.

Lat -6.7, Long 39.3

7.10am: Weighed and proceeded.

Warships bombarded beach at Dar-es-salaam.

9.05am: Anchored in Msasani Bay.

9.30am: Discharging stores to landing parties.

12.10pm: HMW Childers alongside for beach party.

1.05pm: HMWs Fly and Pickle alongside for water and stores.

5.50pm: HMW Styx alongside, embarked 29 seedie boys for beach duties.

7.45pm: Styx left.


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4 September 1916

Msasani Bay to Dar-es-salaam Bay.

Lat -6.7, Long 39.3

In am: Dar-es-salaam surrendered unconditionally to British forces.

Number of sick on board today, 124 cases.

9.45am: Watered Helmuth

1.0pm: Watered and stored HMW Childers.

2.35pm: Weighed and proceeded.

3.35pm: Anchored in Dar-es-salaam Bay.

Discharged all fleet seedie boys.


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5 September 1916

Dar-es-salaam and at sea towards Tirene Bay.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

In am: Embarking marines, native troops and porters at intervals.

All sick cases transferred.

In pm: Receiving general stores. Discharging meat to HMS Challenger.

5.25pm: HMW Echo left.

5.30pm: Weighed and proceeded, courses East of South.


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6 September 1916

Dar-es-salaam to Tirene and at sea.

Lat -7.84, Long 39.71

3.30am to 5.20am: Ship stopped off Moresby Pt.

7.24am: Anchored in Tirene Bay.

8.25am: HMS Thistle alongside. Transferred landing party and stores to same.

10.35am: Thistle left, transferred maxim gun section to HMS Talbot.

1.20pm: Dr Braithwaite and medical party transferred to Talbot.

4.0pm: Weighed and proceeded, following HMS Vengeance.

9.20pm: Passed HMS Manica.

11.0pm: Moresby Pt Lt N18W(t).


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7 September 1916

At sea to Kilwa Kivinje.

Lat -8.8, Long 39.4

3.10am: Okuza Lt S80W(t).

5.30am: Fanjove I. Lt N80W(t).

7.43am: Flag signalled to stop, lowered cutter and lifeboat.

8.50am: Flag (HMS Vengeance) fired four 12” shells.

9.28am: Anchored off Kilwa Kivinje, lowered all boats. White flag hoisted on shore.

9.35am: Disembarking troops and stores.

10.0am: Troops landing.

11.20am: Two boats with stores left.


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8 September 1916

Kilwa Kivinje.

Lat -8.8, Long 39.4

10 tons of fresh water spoiled by salt.

Crew transferring frozen meat from for’d to aft.

Discharged meat to HMS Mersey.

4.10pm: Embarked two Hotchkiss guns and crews.


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9 September 1916

Kilwa Kivinje.

Lat -8.8, Long 39.4

5.50am: HMS Thistle out.

8.50am: HMS Himalaya in. Five boats and keepers sent to her.

In pm: Embarked ZARs and MARs at intervals and 27 natives for court martial.

4.30pm: SS St Egbert in.

5.45pm: St Egbert sailed.

6.30pm: Marines’ baggage, W/T set etc sent to Himalaya.

6.35pm: Received hospital case. W Boyd Ldg Signalman, transferred to signal section.


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10 September 1916

Kilwa Kivinje.

Lat -8.8, Long 39.4

9.15am: Divine service held by Flag chaplain.

In pm: Signalman Quinn joined up.

5.40pm: Sgt Major and 25 ZARs transferred to HMS Talbot.

7.40pm: HMS Rinaldo in.


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11 September 1916

Kilwa Kivinje.

Lat -8.8, Long 39.4

5.20am: HMS’ Talbot, Mersey, Himalaya and Rinaldo out.

10.30am: Rinaldo returned.

11.40am: Himalaya returned.

12.45pm: Mersey returned.

1.15pm: Embarked 41 porters.

2.35pm: HMS Thistle in.

5.05pm: HMS Manica in.


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12 September 1916

Kilwa Kivinje and at sea towards Mikindani.

Lat -8.8, Long 39.4

In am: Four lifeboats and keepers sent to HMS Hyacinth.

11.35am: Embarked two POs and eight ABs from Hyacinth, also ZARs and porters and one sick LNL officer. (Loyal North Lancs Regiment)

2.35pm: Embarked two POs and eight ABs from HMS Vengeance.

3.30pm: Weighed and proceeded astern of HMS Himalaya following Flag.

C Perring CT, off duty sick.

J Ferry, ditto at Zanzibar hospital.


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13 September 1916

At sea to Mikindani.

Lat -10.24, Long 40.15

4.05am: Observed HMS Thistle to starboard.

7.30am: Flag anchored.

8.10am: Anchored and lowered all boats.

8.30am: All troops disembarked.

10.30am: Disembarked 2 pdr guns and porters.

Mikindani surrendered.

1.0pm: Picket boat left with boats to SS Barjora.

5.50pm: Collier SS Valentia alongside.


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14 September 1916

Mikindani.

Lat -10.24, Long 40.15

5.50am: Collier left. Received 73 tons of drinking water, 30 tons of boiler water.

10.40am: Boat with ZAR stores left.

1.50pm: Boat with sick returned, three cases.

In pm: Valentia arrived alongside damaging port quarter rail and stanchion and fracturing port middle gangway.

C Perring CT, off duty sick.

J Ferry CT, sick at Zanzibar hospital.


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15 September 1916

Mikindani to Sudi Bay.

Lat -10.1, Long 40.0

5.15am: Collier left, received 54 tons of boiler water.

5.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

7.20am: Anchored in Sudi Bay and lowered all boats.

1.0pm: HMW Fly alongside with native troops.

3.15pm: Fly alongside again with native troops. Received one Italian prisoner.

Mr S James 4th Engineer, off duty sick.


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16 September 1916

Sudi Bay to Lindi Bay.

Lat -10.0, Long 39.7

3.50am: Weighed and proceeded.

6.12am: Anchored in Lindi Bay. Boats lowered and troops disembarked.

Squadron bombarding selected beach and vicinity.

6.45am: Ceased fire, boats proceeding inshore.

Lindi Town surrendered.

12.30pm: Received 100 Porters from HMS Himalaya.

2.0pm: Discharged 13 Porters for MARs.

5.0pm: Received rice from Himalaya. Boats hoisted up.


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17 September 1916

Lindi Bay and at sea towards Kilwa Kivinje.

Lat -10.0, Long 39.7

7.30am: Lowered boats, which left for the beach.

Exploding mines in Lindi harbour.

In pm: Embarking ZARs and MARs at intervals during the afternoon from HMW Fly.

Total, 200 Askaris and 248 porters.

6.45pm: All boat keepers returned to HMS Vengeance.

8.57pm: Weighed and proceeded and took station astern of Flagship.

C Perring CT, off duty sick.


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18 September 1916

At sea to Kilwa Kivinje and at sea.

Lat -8.0, Long 39.4

8.10am: Anchored off Kilwa Kivinje.

8.25am: Boats lowered and porters disembarked.

10.0am: Boats left aground on falling tide.

11.0am: Party under Chief Officer left to launch boats.

4.30pm: Boats refloated.

5.30pm: Received three sick cases, Loyal North Lancs.

C Perring CT, off duty sick.


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19 September 1916

At sea to Tirene Bay and to Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -7.5, Long 39.7

7.54am: Anchored in Tirene Bay.

Lowered two boats and discharged Mafia African Rifles.

9.53am: Weighed and proceeded.

5.30pm: Anchored, Dar-es-salaam.

C Perring CT, off duty sick.


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20 September 1916

Dar-es-salaam to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.6, Long 39.3

7.05am: Discharged 82 porters and 10 sick to shore.

10.15am: Weighed and proceeded.

2.55pm: Anchored, no 3 berth, Zanzibar.

Disembarking Zanzibar Rifles and accumulated gear.

J Ferry CT, paid off sick.

C Perring CT, off duty sick.


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21 September 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

8.0am: Collier SS Tremorvah alongside.

Coaling until 5.30pm.

S Matthews, S Phillips, C Cooper, H Marsh, J Dray and H Quinn, off duty sick.


22 September 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Coaling (very slowly) 7.0am to 5.0pm.


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23 September 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

5.35am: Barjora left.

5.55am: SS Tremorvah left.

A Lariat, G Grandison, H Bruce, O Banfield, W Street and J Southwell CT, all leave breakers

A Pearce FM, T Todhunter FMM and C Johnson CT returned drunk.

S Matthews, S Phillips, C Cooper, H Marsh and J Dray, off duty sick.


24 September 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

C Perring CT and H Burnett FM, paid off this day.

S Matthews QM, resumed duty.

C Johnson CT returned at 6.30 pm.

T Todhunter returned drunk using abusive language to 4th Officer and Eng. Cdr. and refusing to obey orders. Put in irons.

11.45pm: C Bassett FM and T Paddock FM returned drunk.

Bartlett, Lariat, Phillips, Cooper and Dray, off duty sick.


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25 September 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

3.45pm: Rear Admiral Charlton hoisted his flag in HMS Hyacinth.

4.40pm: Hyacinth out.

T Paddock FM and C Bassett FM refused duty all day.

H Marsh Boy resumed duty.

Phillips, Cooper and Dray, off duty sick.


26 September 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

7.05am: SS Valentia (collier) arrived alongside, commenced coaling.

5.0pm: Ceased coaling, 120 tons.


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27 September 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Coaling.

Hoisted up HMS Himalaya’s steam boat for transport.

5.0pm: HMS Vengeance left the station bound north.

Received meat and stores.

Embarked 10 ratings for passage and one midshipman.

7.15pm: Received fleet mail.

Received 90 tons of coal this day and 200 tons of fresh water.

H Banks AB, T Edwards AB, H Dawkins AB and J Dray Boy, off duty sick.


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28 September 1916

Zanzibar and at sea towards Kilwa Kivinje.

Lat -6.9, Long 39.7

5.10am: Collier Valentia left.

6.12am: Weighed and proceeded.

7.0pm: Moresby Pt Lt W(t) 8 miles.


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29 September 1916

At sea to Kilwa Kivinje and Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -8.9, Long 39.6

6.40am: Anchored at Kilwa Kivinje

7.30am: HMS Severn alongside for meat, ammunition etc.

10.40am: Severn left.

10.50am: Weighed and proceeded.

1.43pm: Anchored at Kilwa Kisiwani. Discharged mail and stores to Flag.

Himalaya's steam boat left, embarked one officer and two ratings.

5.15pm: Weighed and proceeded, courses East of South.


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30 September 1916

At sea to Lindi Bay and at sea.

Lat -10.0, Long 39.7

3.10am to 5.10am: Stopped.

6.45am: Anchored in Lindi Bay.

8.20am: HMW Styx alongside for water and stores.

11.45am: Styx left. Received one sick seedie boy for passage.

12.10pm: HMW Charon alongside for water and stores.

3.30pm: Charon left.

4.0pm: Received one female German prisoner, two children and one wounded Indian soldier.

6.25pm: Weighed and proceeded, courses Northerly.



LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1916

(Everywhere from Zanzibar down to Lindi with troops, porters, stores, sick etc)

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1 October 1916

At sea to Kilwa Kiswani and Kilwa Kivinje.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.5

7.27am: Anchored Kilwa Kisiwani.

Discharged HMS Talbot’s stores to HMS Hyacinth.

1.07pm: Rear Admiral Charlton hoisted his flag in Trent.

1.25pm: Weighed and proceeded.

4.0pm: Anchored, Kilwa Kivinje.

5.40pm: Weighed and proceeded. Course N33E


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2 October 1916

At sea to Tirene Bay and Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -7.5, Long 39.7

7.48am: HMW Fly alongside for water etc.

10.05am: Weighed and proceeded.

4.40pm: Anchored off Dar-es-salaam.

C Bassett FM, off duty sick.


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3 October 1916

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

7.05am: Weighed and proceeded into Dar-es-salaam harbour.

7.33am: Anchored.

9.15am: Tug Sir David Hunter arrived.

Embarked two ratings and one seedie boy, sick. Two POs and one seedie boy for passage.

C Bassett FM, off duty sick.


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4 October 1916

Dar-es-salaam to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

7.35am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.47am: Anchored, Zanzibar.

Received stores from HMT Princess.

Received one 3 pdr gun from HMS Manica.


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5 October 1916

Zanzibar to Dar-es-salaam and at sea.

Lat -6.5, Long 39.3

7.50am: Embarked two officers and 11 ratings RNAS for passage.

9.30am: Embarked Indian and WI soldiers and porters and one officer.

9.50am: Weighed and proceeded.

1.32pm: Anchored, Dar-es-salaam.

2.30pm: Discharged troops and stores.

3.10pm: Embarked troops and stores for passage south.

5.45pm: Weighed and proceeded, courses Southerly.

9.30pm: SS Castor passed northbound.

11.35pm: Moresby Pt Lt S35W(t).


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6 October 1916

At sea to Kilwa Kivinje and Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -8.8, Long 39.6

6.30am: Fanjove Lt W(t) 4 miles.

7.38am: Anchored, Kilwa Kivinje.

8.30am: Three boats left for beach loaded with troops and stores.

10.50am: Weighed and proceeded.

1.32pm: Anchored, Kilwa Kisiwani.

1.45pm: RA Charlton transferred flag to HMS Hyacinth.

Ldg Sig. W Boyd rejoined vice Sig. Quinn, sick.

C Bassett FM, off duty sick.


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7 October 1916

Kilwa Kisiwani to Kilwa Kivinje and at sea.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.5

6.30am: Watered tug Helmuth, three tons.

9.30am: Embarked porters.

10.0am: Crew mustered and warrant for detention of T Todhunter, FMM read over. Transferred to HMS Hyacinth, sentence 90 days with hard labour.

12.15pm. Weighed and proceeded.

3.0pm: Anchored, Kilwa Kivinje.

Embarked 59 sick military ratings for passage.

5.15pm: Weighed and proceeded, course N33E.

C Bassett FM, off duty sick.


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8 October 1916

At sea to Tirene and Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -7.6, Long 39.7

7.30am: Anchored in Tirene Bay.

7.55am: Sent stores to HMS Mersey.

10.0am: Embarked Askaris and stores.

10.10am: Weighed and proceeded.

2.18pm: HMS Manica passed southbound.

5.0pm: Anchored, Dar-es-salaam.

Discharged mail to HMS Challenger. Received two sick ratings for passage.

C Bassett FM, off duty sick.


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9 October 1916

Dar-es-salaam to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

7.30am: Sir David Hunter discharged sick for military hospital.

11.30am: Sir David Hunter arrived with 600 porters for passage.

Four lengths of steam pipe hose sent ashore.

12.15pm: Weighed and proceeded.

2.40pm: HMS Rinaldo passed south.

3.50pm: Anchored, Zanzibar.

4.10pm: MO on board to inspect porters.

4.40 to 7.0pm: Disembarking porters.

8.30pm: Disembarked Askaris.


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10 October 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

S Phillips AB returned from hospital.

O Banfield, ashore without leave.

C Bassett and F Brown, off duty sick.


11 October 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

7.05am: Shifted alongside SS Persier and commenced coaling.

4.30pm: Ceased coaling, 110 tons.

4.50pm: Persier left, but at 5.45pm collided with our port side striking sheer strake with starboard anchor crown and severely denting plate. List of damage appended. (Mercifully lost)

11 seedie boys and one Serang signed on for work on deck as sailors.

S Phillips AB, C Bassett and F Brown, off duty sick.


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12 October 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Coaling throughout.

21 labourers from shore counting ammunition.

5.0pm: Received stores, fruit and mail for the fleet.

S Phillips AB, C Bassett and F Brown, off duty sick.


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13 October 1916

Zanzibar to Dar-es-salaam and at sea.

Lat -6.4, Long 39.2

5.0am: Finished coaling, 530 tons, collier left.

One lifeboat sent ashore for repairs, received a service cutter in its place.

7.0am: Damage done by SS Persier surveyed by Cdr Barry RN, NOC, Eng. Cdr Gay, Cdr Hayes and Lt/Cdr Bridges RNR. Captain of Persier in attendance.

8.30am: Taking in fleet stores.

10.20pm: Weighed and proceeded.

2.12pm: Anchored, Dar-es-salaam.

Fruit, stores and details discharged to Sir David Hunter, mail sent to HMS Challenger.

5.15pm: HMW Salamander alongside for fruit.

5.45pm: Weighed and proceeded, courses East of South.

S Phillips AB, C Bassett and F Brown, off duty sick.


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14 October 1916

At sea to Tirene Bay and to Kilwa Kivinje.

Lat -8.1, Long 39.6

7.57am: Anchored in Tirene Bay.

Discharged stores and mail to HMS Mersey for Rufiji Section.

9.40am: Weighed and proceeded.

4.20pm: Anchored Kilwa Kivinje.

5.40pm: HMS Severn came alongside damaging port after gangway. Discharged stores, mail and water to her.

W Boyd Ldg Signalman transferred to Severn. NT Blewett Sig. came in his place.

Discharged 25 boxes of 12 pdr ammunition to Severn.

C Bassett, off duty sick.


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15 October 1916

Kilwa Kivinje to Kilwa Kisiwani and Kiswere.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.5

5.20am: HMS Severn left.

5.40am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.30am: Anchored Kilwa Kisiwani.

Discharged stores and mail to HMS Hyacinth.

Received one sick trimmer from SS Clan MacPhee.

12.20pm: Weighed and proceeded.

4.18pm: Anchored, Kiswere. No ships present.


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16 October 1916

Kiswere to Lindi Bay and Sudi Bay.

Lat -10.0, Long 39.7

4.15am: Weighed and proceeded.

9.15am: Anchored in Lindi Bay.

Discharged stores and mails for Lindi and HMS’ Himalaya, Princess and Charon.

Embarked 12 sick cases, three undesirables, two Italian women and two children for passage.

4.23pm: Weighed and proceeded.

6.05pm: Anchored in Sudi Bay. Discharged stores and mails for Sudi to HMW Styx.

C Bassett and S Phillips, off duty sick.


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17 October 1916

Sudi to Mikindani Bay and Kiswere.

Lat -10.2, Long 40.2

6.15am: HMW Styx alongside, discharged stores for Sudi and Mikindani.

6.50am: Styx left.

8.0am: Styx returned. Embarked four sick cases.

8.15am: Styx left.

8.20am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.15am: Anchored, Mikindani Bay.

11.05am: Weighed and laid to, awaiting arrival of Styx from shore.

1.25pm: Embarked one German woman and one headman of porters.

1.43pm: Passed HMT Princess and stopped engines to signal. Proceeded.

7.10pm: Stopped off Kiswere harbour.


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18 October 1916

At sea to Kilwa Kisiwani and Kilwa Kivinje and at sea.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.5

3.0am. 9 02S, 39 46E (approx).

6.12am: Flag passed out from Kilwa.

6.43am: Entered Kisiwani and anchored.

7.15am: HMW Childers and watertank alongside. Discharged stores to HMS Talbot.

9.30am: Received eight white and 24 Askari prisoners and escort for passage.

11.0am: Received ex Talbot, sick, stores and eight natives for passage.

Watertank left with 65 tons.

12.12pm: Weighed and proceeded.

2.50pm: Closed HMS Rinaldo.

3.10pm: Anchored off Kilwa Kivinje.

Boats with sick from shore, received 114 sick cases for passage. (The number may not be correct)

Discharged stores to Rinaldo.

4.48pm: Weighed and proceeded, courses East of North.

9.10pm: Okuza Lt W(t)


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19 October 1916

At sea to Tirene and Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -7.7, Long 39.7

7.28am: Anchored in Tirene Bay.

Discharged meat to HMS Hyacinth and water to HMW Echo.

10.15am: Echo left.

10.30am: Embarked sick from Flag. S Quinn signalman, transferred to same.

10.48am: Weighed and proceeded.

5.47pm: Anchored, Dar-es-salaam.

6.15pm: HMS Severn’s motor boat arrived, discharged three undesirables, mails and stores.

9.30pm: Private AR Ford, Loyal North Lancs, died in hospital (on board), left lumbar pneumonia.

G Grandison CT and S Phillips AB, off duty sick.


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20 October 1916

Dar-es-salaam to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.7, Long 39.3

6.50am: Tug Sir David Hunter alongside.

Transferred sick, prisoners, baggage and stores.

Private AR Ford (corpse), sent ashore.

11.05am: Flag in.

Tug returned escort

11.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

3.18pm: Anchored, Zanzibar.

HMS Challenger in port.

Discharged remaining sick to hospital.

G Grandison CT, off duty sick.

Note: From 5th to 20th October, 953 lbs of frozen beef received ex HMT Princess has been condemned and thrown overboard as unfit for human consumption.


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21 October 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

7.0am: Labourers arrived to check ammunition stores.

Loading general empties, naval stores.

3.52pm: Flag arrived.

5.20pm: Labourers relieved by 38 men from HMS Challenger.

G Grandison resumed duty.

C Jupe FM, drunk 8.0 to 12.0pm.

C Bassett, off duty sick.


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22 October 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

7.20am: Native labour arrived continued loading empties.

7.40am: Discharged 192 bags of flour.

10.50am: Lighter with empties completed, labourers left for shore.

5.30pm: Working party arrived from HMS Challenger to continue loading empties.

C Bassett FM, off duty sick.


23rd October 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.50am: Collier Glendene alongside, commenced coaling.

11.05am: Lighter with labourers and empties arrived and continued loading same onto saloon deck.

5.30pm: Working party ex Hyacinth arrived and continued loading empties.

C Bassett FM, off duty sick.


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24 October 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Coaling and loading empties.

2.30pm: Received one 4.7” gun and fittings.

C Bassett FM, off duty sick.


25 October 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Cargo work continues.

11.59pm: Completed coaling from SS Glendene, total 280 tons. Glendene cast off.

8.30pm: All cargo embarked, saloon deck completely filled up.

C Bassett FM, off duty sick.


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26 October 1916

Zanzibar to Kilindini.

Lat -4.6, Long 39.5

4.20am: Weighed and proceeded.

3.45pm: Anchored in Kilindini harbour.

C Bassett FM, off duty sick.


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27 October 1916

Kilindini and at sea towards Zanzibar.

Lat -4.1, Long 39.7

HMS Hyacinth in port.

2.10 to 4.0pm: Embarking troops, 500 unfits, also officers and ratings for passage.

5.15pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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28 October 1916

At sea to Zanzibar and Dar-es-salaam and at sea towards Tirene Bay.

Lat -6.3, Long 39.2.

8.12am: Anchored in no 4 berth, Zanzibar.

Received ratings, stores, mails and officers for passage.

10.40am: Weighed and proceeded.

3.19pm: Anchored, Dar-es-salaam.

HMS Talbot in port.

3.30pm: Tug Sir David Hunter alongside. Discharged officers, baggage, mail and stores.

Received officers and ratings for passage.

5.25pm: Weighed and proceeded, courses East of South.


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29 October 1916

At sea to Tirene and Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -8.1, Long 39.6

7.50am: Anchored in Tirene Bay.

Discharged stores, mail etc to HMS’ Mersey and Manica.

9.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

5.48pm: Anchored off Kilwa Kisiwani.

Discharged stores and mail to HMS Challenger.


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30 October 1916

Kilwa Kisiwani and at sea towards Lindi.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.5

3.15pm: Received 600 lbs of stores from shore.

4.15pm: Weighed and proceeded, courses East of South.

C Bassett FM, off duty sick.


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31 October 1916

At sea to Lindi and at sea towards Durban.

Lat -10.0, Long 39.7

1.0am to 4.45am: Slow or stopped.

6.20am: Anchored in Lindi Bay.

Dispatched stores to HMS Himalaya and to Lindi.

10.30am: HMT Princess arrived. Sent stores etc to her.

11.45am: Received one officer and six ratings from Himalaya for passage.

12.20pm: Received one sick officer, cot case.

2.10pm: Weighed and proceeded, courses southerly.

C Bassett FM, off duty sick.


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Crew list. October 1916.

These crew lists on six pages also contain dates and places of signing on, omitted here for clarity.


At Zanzibar, October 1916.

R Hayes RNR, Commander

E A Bridges, Lt/Commander

H Croft and H Hooper, Lts RNR

A Powrie, 4th Off

J Ellul, Surgeon RN

R Stephenson and P A Smith, Ass. Paymrs

E Simmons, W Barry and E Bateman, WOs

J Whiles, Bosun

A Hughes, Carpenter

C Neilson, Mate H

W Banks, BM

W Lewis, BM (Deserted at Durban)

H Davis and W Sandiford, QMs

S Phillips, AB (Discharged to hospital, Simonstown, 20/12/16)

O Banfield, H Banks, G Barter, W Bendell, R Bowen, C Cooper, H Dawkins, T Edwards and T Weeks, Able Seamen.

A Crane and R Matthews, QMs

E Aubrey, C Bell, G Glass, C Mace and T Walcroft, Ordinary Seamen.

C Hornsey, Boy (deserted Cape Town)

G Bushnell, J Dray, G Farrugia and H Marsh, Boys

A Hyman, Eng. Cdr RNR

W Hunter, S James and G Lemmon, Eng. Lts RNR

J Braithwaite, J Howard, J Ross, W Stephenson and W Ward, Eng. S/Lts.

A Mansbridge, Ldg FM

J Light, Stores

S Bartlett, C Brown, H Churchill, F Hallett sr, F Hallett jr,A Lariat S Quinn and G Wort, Greasers.

T Andrews, R Ashby, F Brown, E Inness, C Jupe, A Pearce, W Randell, W Rogers, F Scorfria, G Stokes and W Street, Firemen.

C Bassett FM (Discharged to Simonstown Hospital, 20/12/16)

E Cusheon FM (Paid off Cape Town 22/11/16)

T Paddock FM (Paid off Cape Town 22/11/16)

E Barnes, T Barnes, J Bynoe, W Gale, C Grandison, A Instance, D Morriss, J Southwell and A Walters, Coal Trimmers.

M Fennech, Trimmer (Deserted Durban)

J Cavernelis, Trimmer (Paid off Cape Town 12/12/16)

C Johnson, Trimmer (Rated Cook 20/12/16)

W Foyle, Chief Steward.

W Allen, 2nd Ch. Std.

S Tytler, Bar.

R Dorrington, Stores (Discharged to hospital 20/12/16)

B Stroud, Stores

E Benny, GS (Deserted Durban)

A Borg, A Carpenter, W Collins, J Custard, W Eastes, A Fyfe, C Goldsmith, C Hicks, E Hollands, S Mora, J Opie, W Peck, J Philpott, C Summers and A Taylor, General Servants.

R Nisbet, Chef

F Tyson, Asst

C Bullock and H Jones, Bakers.

H Green and W Knight, Troop Cooks.

H Hannaford and H Wallbridge, Pantry.

G Sheppard, Butcher

H Bruce, Ships cook.

W Surridge, Scullion.

C Stivala, GS

J Harry, Cook (Paid off Durban /4/17)



LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1916

(Durban, Simonstown and Cape Town for drydock and work on tail shaft)


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1 November 1916

At sea.

Lat -13.6, Long 41.2

5.0am: 12 02S, 41 05E

7.55am: SS Professor passed northbound.

6.33pm: 14 53S, 41 16E

C Bassett FM, off duty sick.


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2 November 1916

At sea.

Lat -18.2, Long 40.0

5.10am: 16 54S, 40 36E

C Bassett FM, off duty sick.


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3 November 1916

At sea.

Lat -22.3, Long 37.0

5.0am: 21 12S

1.05pm: A Walters CT accused E Innes FM of striking him with a shovel.

7.0pm: 23 31S, 36 07E

A Walters CT and A Instance CT, off duty sick.

C Bassett FM, off duty sick.


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4 November 1916

At sea.

Lat -26.4, Long 34.1

5.0am: 25 18S, 34 53E

11.10pm: C St Lucia Lt S63W.

C Bassett FM, A Walters CT, A Instance and J Cavernelis, off duty sick.


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5 November 1916

At sea to Durban and at sea.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

11.0am: Telemotor steering gear broke down. Repaired and proceeded.

11.55am: Moored at E Shed, Durban, assisted by Pilot Lindsay and tug Sir John.

Disembarking troops, stores and mail and coaling.

Received stores for HMS Glasgow.

5.0pm: Finished coaling, 200 tons.

5.55pm: Cast off, assisted by tug. Telemotor steering gear malfunctioning, so ship touched the Port hand light buoy, which appeared undamaged.

6.42pm: Anchored.

8.0pm: Telemotor repaired and tested.

8.30pm: Weighed and proceeded, course S27W.

J Cavernelis CT resumed duty.

A Walters and A Instance CTs, off duty sick.


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6 November 1916

At sea towards Simonstown.

Lat -32.4, Long 29.8

In am: High SW’ly swell, ship diving.

In pm: Reduced Flinders Bar standard compass 3 ¾”, new length 12”. Compass correct magnetic.

In pm: Ship pitching heavily to high westerly swell.

10.50pm: Wind changed westerly in heavy rain squall.

A Walters resumed duty.

C Bassett FM, off duty sick.


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7 November 1916

At sea.

Lat -34.7, Long 25.0

In am: Added 10” to bridge compass Flinders Bar.

C Bassett FM, off duty sick.


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8 November 1916

At sea to Simonstown.

Lat -35.0, Long 22.0

11.12am: C Agulhas Lt N33W(t) 13 miles.

6.0pm: Cape Pt Lt N65W(t)

9.08pm: Anchored, Simonstown.

C Bassett FM, off duty sick.


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9 November 1916

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

In am : Discharging cargo into lighters.

Eng. S/Lt J Braithwaite sent to hospital.

2.30pm: Proceeded into dock and moored to quay. Resumed discharging cargo.

Naval officers and ratings sent to RN Hospital.


10 November 1916

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

C Bassett FM, off duty sick.

Discharging empties in heavy rain storms.

5.0pm: Crew mustered and warrant for detention of O Banfield AB and E Innes FM read over. Sent to detention.


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11 November 1916

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Discharging ammunition.

E Cushion FM, absent without leave.

C Bassett FM, off duty sick.


12 November 1916

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

E Cushion FM, absent without leave.


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13 November 1916

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

4.0pm: Completed discharge of cargo.

5.30 pm: Escort sent to dock gate for E Cushion FM.

6.0pm: E Cushion returned on board under the influence of drink.

9.0pm: E Cushion FM, put in irons for the night.

C Bassett FM and A Lariat Gr, off duty sick.


14 November 1916

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

In am: T Walcroft OS, C Bassett FM and one seedie boy discharged to hospital.


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15 November 1916

Simonstown to Cape Town.

Lat -34.3, Long 18.3

8.30am: Left dock and proceeded.

3.30pm: Anchored, Cape Town.


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16 November 1916

Cape Town.

Lat -33.9, Long 18.4

3.40pm: Weighed, proceeded into Alfred Dock and moored alongside West Quay.


17 November 1916

(Not 1917 as per log)

Cape Town.

Lat -33.9, Long 18.4

M Smith FM, R Elliott FM, J Scholer FM, A Kennedy CT and C McCall CT, signed on to be on board 18th.

T Paddock FM, off duty all day under the influence of drink.


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18 November 1916

Cape Town.

Lat -33.9, Long 18.4

W Phelps CT and G Spooner CT signed on.


19 November 1916

Cape Town.

Lat -33.9, Long 18.4

8.30am: Shifted to No. 2 Quay, assisted by tug.

Propeller boss landed by contractor’s men.

12.20pm: Shifted to West Quay, assisted by pilot and tug.


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20 November 1916

Cape Town.

Lat -33.9, Long 18.4

Left quay with tug and pilot and entered dry dock.

1.30pm: Ship took blocks.

4.0pm: Dock dry.

Contractor’s men scraping and scrubbing.


21 November 1916

Cape Town.

Lat -33.9, Long 18.4

Crew chipping and painting mast. 48 hours leave for one watch.

Contractors unshipping propeller, caulking boat deck, re-roofing bridge shelter and cleaning ship’s bottom.

R Ahby FM, off duty sick.


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22 November 1916

Cape Town.

Lat -33.9, Long 18.4

Crew painting funnels and masts and chipping inboard.

Contractors working on the tail end (of the prop shaft), the windlass and caulking the boat deck.

E Cushion FM, paid off.

R Ashby FM resumed duty.


23 November 1916

Cape Town.

Lat -33.9, Long 18.4

Crew painting funnels and masts and chipping inboard.

Contractors working on the tail end and caulking the windlass and the bridge shelter.

T Paddock FM, paid off.


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24 November 1916

Cape Town.

Lat -33.9, Long 18.4

Crew painting and chipping as required.

Contractors working on tail end, windlass, bridge screen and boat deck.

W Bendell AB and H Banks AB, leave breakers, returned under escort, again trying to leave the ship were sent to detention in town cells. H Banks violently resisted escort.


25 November 1916

Cape Town.

Lat -33.9, Long 18.4

Crew painting and chipping as required.

Contractors working on tail end, windlass, bridge screen and boat deck.

New propeller boss tried on tail shaft and found to be a good fit.


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26 November 1916

Cape Town.

Lat -33.9, Long 18.4

Sunday, crew at leisure.

Contractors chipping and scaling quarter plates and working on tail end and propeller.

Tail shaft examined and a crack found extending nearly the whole length of the featherway.

G Grandison CT, off duty sick.


27 November 1916

Cape Town.

Lat -33.9, Long 18.4

Crew painting and chipping as required.

Contractors caulking, working on tail end, windlass and general repairs.

Received Cape of Good Hope set of charts and books.

1/2” hole 5/8" deep drilled into flaw in featherway, tail end, found flaw still remaining.


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28 November 1916

Cape Town.

Lat -33.9, Long 18.4

Crew painting and chipping as required.

Contractors caulking, working on tail end, windlass, caulking boat deck and general repairs.



29 November 1916

Cape Town.

Lat -33.9, Long 18.4

Crew painting and chipping as required.

Contractors caulking, working on tail end, windlass, caulking boat deck and general repairs.

Chart set dispatched to Simonstown.


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30 November 1916

Cape Town.

Lat -33.9, Long 18.4

Crew painting and chipping as required.

Contractors caulking, working on tail end, windlass, caulking boat deck and general repairs.



LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1916

(Cape Town drydock, Simons Bay, Port Elizabeth, Durban, Kilwa and Zanzibar)


1 December 1916

Cape Town.

Lat -33.9, Long 18.4

Crew chipping and painting.

Contractors working on tail end, windlass, caulking and general repairs.


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2 December 1916

Cape Town.

Lat -33.9, Long 18.4

Crew chipping and painting.

Contractors working on tail end, caulking and general repairs.



3 December 1916

Cape Town.

Lat -33.9, Long 18.4

Contractors working on tail end.


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4 December 1916

Cape Town.

Lat -33.9, Long 18.4

Crew chipping and painting.

Contractors working on tail end, caulking and general repairs.

J Elliott FM, absent without leave and arrested by police.


5 December 1916

Cape Town.

Lat -33.9, Long 18.4

Crew chipping and painting.

Contractors working on tail end, caulking and general repairs.


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6 December 1916

Cape Town.

Lat -33.9, Long 18.4

Crew chipping and painting.

Contractors working on tail end, caulking and general repairs.


7 December 1916

Cape Town.

Lat -33.9, Long 18.4

Crew chipping and painting.

Contractors working on tail end, caulking and general repairs.

T Walcroft OS returned to duty from hospital.


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8 December 1916

Cape Town.

Lat -33.9, Long 18.4

Crew chipping and painting.

Contractors working on tail end, caulking and general repairs.

Seedie boy M'c Condi returned from hospital.


9 December 1916

Cape Town.

Lat -33.9, Long 18.4

12.30am: C Hornsey OS, drunk and using insulting language, was put in irons.

6.30am: C Hornsey released.

Crew heaving out cables into dock for inspection.

Contractors working on tail end, caulking and repairs

T Bassett FM returned to duty from hospital, still off duty sick.

5 MFA stoker ratings joined from England. A McQuoid, D Glass FM, C Smith, W Baron, W Riley CTs.


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10 December 1916

Cape Town.

Lat -33.9, Long 18.4

Contractors working on tail end.


11 December 1916

Cape Town.

Lat -33.9, Long 18.4

Crew painting over the side. Second coat painted on ship’s bottom.

Contractors working on tail end, caulking, etc.

Propeller boss fitted and nut screwed up.

C Elliott FM, written off as a deserter.

3.0pm: Set in heavy rain storm.


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12 December 1916

Cape Town.

Lat -33.9, Long 18.4

Crew stowing cable and painting over side.

Contractors fitting propeller blades, caulking and repairs.

Bottom painting completed with Holzaphels anti-fouling.

J Cavernelis CT, paid off.

M Fennech and C Bassett, off duty sick.


13 December 1916

Cape Town.

Lat -33.9, Long 18.4

Crew chipping and painting.

Plugs in ship's bottom examined by Chief Officer and Carpenter.

1.40pm: Flooded dock.

Strong squally wind and fine.

3.0pm: Commenced to shift ship assisted by tug and pilot.

3.36pm: Crushed both latrine shoots against dock entrance.

Tug Ludwig Weiner unable to keep ship up to windward.

3.50pm: Moored at North quay.

M Fennech and C Bassett, off duty sick.


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14 December 1916

Cape Town.

Lat -33.9, Long 18.4

7.30am: Commenced to discharge monitors’ wood and ballast.

6.30pm to Midnight: Coaling.

M Fennech and C Bassett, off duty sick.


15 December 1916

Cape Town.

Lat -33.9, Long 18.4

7.0am to 11.25am: Discharging wood.

5.0pm: Ceased working ballast, commenced coaling.

M Fennech and C Bassett, off duty sick.


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16 December 1916

Cape Town.

Lat -33.9, Long 18.4

1.0am: Ceased coaling.

Contractors caulking decks, crew painting over side.

Discharging ballast and inspecting holds.

M Fennech and C Bassett, off duty sick.


17 December 1916

Cape Town.

Lat -33.9, Long 18.4

8.0am: Moved to no 4 jetty, pilot and tug assisting.

Resumed coaling and discharging ballast.

Contractors caulking.

M Fennech and C Bassett, off duty sick.


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18 December 1916

Cape Town

Lat -33.9, Long 18.4

Eng. S/Lt Braithwaite returned to ship from hospital (off duty).

Coaling and loading ballast.

4.40pm: Ceased coaling, received 1,205 tons.

11.30pm: Finished loading ballast. No 1, 150 tons, No 2, 550 tons.

B Hart FM signed on.

M Fennech and C Bassett, off duty sick.


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19 December 1916

Cape Town and at sea towards Simonstown.

Lat -33.9, Long 18.4

In am: Finished trimming ballast and commenced loading wood. Received old propeller boss.

W Randell and E Barnes, absent without leave.

D Hart FM deserted

6.30pm: Finished loading wood at No 1. Pilot and tug arrived.

6.32pm: Cast off and proceeded, courses West of South.


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20 December 1916

At sea to Simons Bay and at sea towards Port Elizabeth.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Moderate gale and high sea. Ship pitching.

7.19am: Anchored in Simons Bay.

10.30am: O Banfield returned from detention quarters.

S Phillips, R Dorrington and C Bassett, discharged to hospital.

W Randell and E Barnes returned.

11.0am: Loading stores.

C Johnson CT signed on, steward's dept.

6.50pm: Weighed and proceeded, courses East of South.


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21 December 1916

At sea.

Lat -34.8, Long 22.2

2.20am: C Agulhas Lt N18E(t) 14 miles.

8.53pm: C St Francis Lt N48E(t).


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22 December 1916

At sea to Port Elizabeth and at sea towards Durban.

Lat -33.9, Long 26.6

6.30am: Anchored, Port Elizabeth.

7.35am: Lighter arrived with two motor boats, hove them in.

8.10am: Weighed and proceeded, courses easterly.

6.25pm: Hood Pt Lt N37W(t) 6 miles.

M Fennech and A McQuoid, off duty sick.


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23 December 1916

At sea to Durban.

Lat -30.9, Long 30.4

6.15am: C Hermes Lt N50W(t) 9 miles.

6.30pm: Moored at A shed, Pilot Girling assisting.

6.50pm: Coaling.

A McQuoid, M Fennech and G Glass, off duty sick.


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24 December 1916

Durban and at sea.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

2.0am: Finished coaling, 393 tons.

In am: Loaded admiralty meat and 148 sacks of onward mail.

J McCall rated FM.

12.35pm: Cast off from quay assisted by Pilot Coombes and proceeded, courses East of North.

8.0pm: Pt Durnford Lt W(t) 21 miles.

A McQuoid, M Fennech and G Glass, off duty sick.


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The above pages have a handwritten account of an accident to J McCall, FM, dated 27/12/16.

“At 7,45am on the 25th inst, J McCall FM was injured by being struck by the ash bucket. He was firing the PM boiler low furnace and moved back under the bucket just before it dropped, evidently forgetting that it was being used. J Southwell CT pulled him partly out of the way.

A new wire had just been fitted and when the bucket was lifted it stuck about two thirds of the way up, one wheel mounting the guide. In clearing the bucket it suddenly dropped, the jar breaking the wire.

Mr Ross was at the winch superintending the fitting of the new wire by the Leading Fireman and the storekeeper. The bucket was stuck for about two minutes and the Leading Fireman cleared it. Signed, G Lemmon. (Eng. Lt)


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25 December 1916

At sea.

Lat -26.8, Long 34.7

7.45am: J Mc Call FM, injured by ash bucket.


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26 December 1916

At sea.

Lat -22.5, Long 37.1

C Brown and J McCall, off duty sick.


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27 December 1916

At sea.

Lat -17.5, Long 39.6

6.50pm: 16 22S

E Aubrey, C Cooper, J McCall, M Fennech, J Spooner and W Phelps, all off duty sick.


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28 December 1916

At sea.

Lat -13.6, Long 41.7

5.0am: 14 54S, 41 27E

In pm: Threatening appearance of the weather. Moderate gale, high sea.

4.30pm: Heavy squall, wind and rain.

J.McCall, A McQuoid, W Phelps and M Fennech, off duty sick.


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29 December 1916

At sea to Kilwa Kivinje.

Lat -9.4, Long 41.3

4.55pm: Anchored, Kilwa Kivinje.

Discharged two motor boats.

J McCall, A McQuoid, M Fennech and W Phelps, off duty sick.


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30 December 1916

Kilwa Kivinje to Niororo I. and at sea.

Lat -7.7, Long 39.7

5.57am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.50am: Stopped, HMS’ Severn and Manica in company.

12.55pm: Anchored in Niororo Bay.

Discharging stores to Manica.

6.05pm: Weighed and proceeded, courses East of North.

9.30pm: Took station one mile on starboard beam of Severn.

J McCall, A McQuoid and M Fennech, off duty sick.


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31 December 1916

At sea to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.5, Long 39.3

4.55am: 6 59S

7.10am: HMS Talbot passed North.

1.55pm: Anchored in E berth, Zanzibar.

HMS Challenger in port. Discharged stores to same.

3.55pm: HMS Severn came alongside, damaging port after gangway and her own boat davits.

8.45pm: Challenger out.

J McCall, A McQuoid, M Fennech and W Phelps, off duty sick.

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Rough note: total miles (for the year?), 10,164.

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LOG BOOK – JANUARY 1st 1917 TO JUNE 5th 1917


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New log book cover, 1st January to 5th June, 1917.

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Page index.

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Printed page of company instructions.

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Title page, Vol. 5. Commander R Hayes RNR.

Log keeper, Harry E H Croft Lieut RNR 2nd Officer.


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A List of the Crew on Board   April 1917

R Hayes Cdr.

EA Bridges Lt/Cdr.

HEH Croft Lt.

H D Hooper Lt.

A Powrie 4th .

J Ellul, Surgeon.

R Stephenson and PA Smith, Ass. Paymrs.

E Simmons, W V Barry and E Bateman, Warrant Officers.

J Whiles Bosun.

A Hughes Carpenter.

C Neilson Mate H.

W Banks Bosun’s Mate.

W Sandiford, H Davis, A Crane and R Matthews, Quarter Masters.

S Phillips, Lamps. Died.

O Banfield (deserted Durban), H Banks, G Barter, R Bowen, C Cooper, H Dawkins, T Edwards and T Weeks, Able Seamen.

E Aubrey, C Bell, G Glass, C Mace and T Walcroft, Ordinary Seamen.

G Bushnell, J Dray, G Farrugia, Harfield and H March, Boys.


A Hyman, Eng.Cdr.

G Lemmon, Eng. Lt.

W Hunter, Eng. Lt.

S James, Eng. Lt.

J Braithwaite, J Howard, J Ross, W Stephenson and W Ward, Eng. S/Lts.

A Mansbridge, Ldg Fireman.

J Light, Stores.

C Brown, H Churchill, F Hallett sr., F Hallett jr, A Lariatt, S Quinn and G Wort, Greasers.

T Andrews, F Brown, C Jupe, A Pearce, W Randell, W Rogers, F Scorfria, G Stokes and W Street, Firemen.

E Barnes, T Barnes, G Bynoe, W Gale, A Instance, G Southwell and A Walters, Coal Trimmers.


W Foyle, Chief Steward.

W Allen, 2 Steward.

S Tyther, Bar.

B Stroud, Stores.

A Borg, A Carpenter, W Collins, J Custard, A Fyfe, C Goldsmith, W Eastes, C Hicks, E Hollands, S Mora, J Opie, W Peck, J Philpott, C Summers and A Taylor, General Servants.

R Nisbet, Chef.

A Jones and C Bullock, Bakers.

H Bruce, H Green and W Knight, Cooks.

H Hannaford and H Wallbridge, Pantry.

G Shepperd, Butcher.

W Surridge, Scullion

C Stivala

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LOGS FOR JANUARY 1917

(Zanzibar, to Durban with HMS Severn in tow, crew mutiny)


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1 January 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.15am: Tug Sir David Hunter alongside for stores and mail.

HMS Severn's crew transferred on board Trent.

Crew of tug Golden Crown reported on board.

A Crane,J McCall, A McQuoid, M Fennech and W Phelps, off duty sick.


2 January 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Discharged stores to HMS Talbot.

Crew of HMS Severn working ammunition.


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3 January 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

In am: Discharging Severn’s wood and naval stores.

A Crane,J McCall, A McQuoid and M Fennech, off duty sick.


4 January 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2


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5 January 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

HMS Severn bumping alongside to incoming swell (port side), carrying away large wooden fenders.

M Fennech FM resumed duty.

A McQuoid FM, J McCall FM, C Cooper AB and G Barter AB, off duty sick.


6 January 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

HMS Severn’s parties fitting up monitor for towing. Severn bumping alongside.

3.45pm: HMS Mersey alongside and connected up for power for lighting and cooling machines.


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7 January 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

HMS Severn’s parties fitting up monitor for towing. Severn bumping alongside, carrying away fenders.

A Crane QM, A McQuoid FM, J McCall FM, C Cooper AB and G Barter AB, off duty sick.


8 January 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

HMS Severn bumping along port side, starting rivets in her starboard side aft, causing leakage.

Person: Ill: A. McQuoid FM, G. McCall FM, A. Crane QM, C. Cooper AB, Y. Bartey


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9 January 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

In am: Shifted monitors further aft.

Discharged meat and stores to HMS Himalaya.

Receiving stores for HMS Severn and empties for Simonstown.


10 January 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

A McQuoid FM resumed duty.

Receiving empties and various sick ratings for passage.

HMS Severn ready for sea towing.


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11 January 1917

Zanzibar and at sea towards Durban towing HMS Severn.

Lat -6.7, Long 39.4

5.10am: HMS Mersey cast off.

6.30am: Tow ropes to HMS Severn secured, weighed and proceeded.

9.10pm: Moresby Pt Lt N48W(t).

10.10pm: SS Briton passed opposite.

A Crane, C Cooper, G Barter, J Light, C Jupe and J McCall, all off duty sick.


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12 January 1917

At sea.

Lat -9.8, Long 40.6

5.10am: 8 54S, 40 23E

6.30pm: C Delgado Lt abeam S66W(t) 9 miles.

A Crane, C Cooper and G Barter, off duty sick.


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13 January 1917

At sea.

Lat -13.4, Long 40.9

5.0am: 12 09S, 41 02E

A Crane, C Cooper, G Barter, J Light, C Jupe, J McCall and R Ashby, all off duty sick.


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14 January 1917

At sea.

Lat -17.3, Long 40.3

5.0am: 16 14S, 40 55E

7.10am: 18 16S, 39 27E

A Crane, C Cooper, G Barter, J Light, J McCall and R Ashby, all off duty sick.


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15 January 1917

At sea.

Lat -20.7, Long 38.2

5.0am: 19 47S, 38 48E

In am: A Crane, C Cooper, G Barter, J Light, J McCall and R Ashby, all off duty sick.

In pm: C Cooper resumed duty.


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16 January 1917

At sea.

Lat -23.7, Long 36.1

5.0am: 22 51S, 36 35E

9.30am: Gig lowered and party visited Severn.

7.10pm: Zavora Pt Lt abeam N52W(t) 12.5 miles.

G Barter, J Light, A Kennedy, J McCall and R Ashby, all off duty sick.


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17 January 1917

At sea.

Lat -27.1, Long 33.6

5.0am: 26 02S, 34 25E

7.10pm: 28 12S, 32 52E

R Ashby FM resumed duty.

G Barter, J Light, A Kennedy and J McCall, off duty sick.


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18 January 1917

At sea to Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

7.22am: Bluff Lt S42W(s)

8.10am: Stopped and sent working party to HMS Severn. Hove in tow ropes.

9.40am: Severn slipped both tow ropes and proceeded.

11.20am: Anchored to await tugs.

12.50pm: Weighed and moored alongside HMT Huntsgreen.

W Bannon CT, W Phelps CT and J Spooner CT, absent without leave.


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19 January 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

2.20pm: Dredger and tug assisted in moving the ship alongside the quay.

F Scorfria FM, M Smith FM, M Fennech FM, T Barnes CT, W Bannon CT, W Phelps CT and J Spooner CT, absent without leave all day.

W Street Gr, A Kennedy FM and W Riley CT refused duty, 1.30 to 5.0pm.

A Pearce FM and R Ashby FM, off watch without leave, 4.0 to 8.0pm.


20 January 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

All monitors gear transferred out.

5.0pm: Commenced coaling.

Ashby, Bannon, Barnes, Fennech, Hallett, Kennedy, Pearce, Scorfria, Smith, Spooner and Street, absent without leave.


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21 January 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

W Street Gr, M Smith FM, F Scorfria FM, A Kennedy FM, A Pearce FM, R Ashby FM, W Bannon CT, J Spooner CT, T Barnes and M Fennech FM, absent without leave.

C Jupe FM, C Brown Gr, W Randell FM and G Andrews FM, off watch without leave.

Coaling proceeding.

Sick patients transferred to SS Themistocles.

2.0pm: HMS Severn’s officers and crew left ship. (They were accomodated in camp on shore while Severn was refitting, vide Severn’s log.)

4.15pm: W Street, A Pearce, M Smith, R Ashby, W Bannon, A Spooner, T Barnes and A Kennedy, returned to ship by police.

5.0pm: Aubrey and Walcroft returned by police.

10.50pm: Finished coaling, 905 tons.

J McQuoid and G Barter, sent to hospital.

J Scholes FM and H Davis QM, off duty sick.


22 January 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

W Bannon CT, A Lariatt Gr, C Brown Gr, W Randell FM, F Scorfria FM, M Fennech FM and O Banfield AB, absent without leave.

J Scholes FM and H Davis QM, off duty sick.


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23 January 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

G Brown Gr, W Randall FM, F Scorfria FM and M Fennech FM, absent without leave.

9.30am: W Banks BM, ashore without leave.

In am: Loading frozen meat and 87 bags of mail.

In pm: W Banks BM returned drunk and insolent to Lt Croft RNR.

5.30pm: M Smith FM and T Barnes CT broke out of the ship.

11.0pm: C Brown Gr and W Randall FM returned.

H Davis QM, M Smith FM, J Scholes FM and A Kennedy FM, off duty sick.


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24 January 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

In am: Engine room hands refused to go on watch and raise steam.

Steam kept by seedie boys and engineers.

Chief engineer reported W Bendell AB and H Banks AB as being in league with the firemen.

6.0am: All hands mustered before Cdr Hayes.

Hands refused duty. Deck hands refused duty until vacancies are filled up. Engine room staff until three firemen can be signed on and M Smith and T Barnes are released from gaol.

Condition of affairs reported to senior naval transport officer.

Crew mustered before Cdr Lockhart RN.

W Lewis BM, T Weeks AB and McGough AB turned to.

M Smith FM, T Barnes CT, W Banks BM and T Walcroft OS, released from prison.

H Davis QM, M Smith FM, J Scholes FM and A Kennedy FM, off duty sick.


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25 January 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

8.0am: Firemen mustered and ordered to turn to. Refused duty.

9.0am: Able seamen, ordinary seamen and boys mustered and refused duty, stating their reason to be a shortage of hands.

12.30pm: For still refusing duty C Cooper AB, T Edwards AB, C Mace OS and C Bell OS were arrested and taken ashore to prison.

12.30pm: Crew mustered before Cdr Jones RN (HMS Severn), Cdr Lockhart RN (SNTO), Cdr Hayes RNR and armed escort. Ringleaders of mutiny R Ashby FM, C Brown Gr, S Bartlett Gr, D Morriss CT, W Bendell AB and H Banks AB, arrested and taken ashore to prison. Crew agreed to return to duty but later attempted to rush the gangway. Armed naval guard on the quay.

2.30pm: Crew again mustered and W Banks BM and M Smith FM arrested.

3.0pm: Military guard on quay.

3.30pm: A Pearce FM, G Andrews FM, A Walters CT, G Grandison CT and A Instance CT refused duty and sent to prison under escort.

C Russell FM and S Pomery FM signed on


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26 January 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

7.0am: Military guard relieved by blue jackets. Crew turned to.

7.30am: Discharged mails and comforts.

11.59am: Naval guard left the ship.

W Banks BM, C Mace OS, T Edwards AB, M Smith FM, G Grandison CT, C Cooper AB, C Bell OS, A Pearce FM, A Instance CT and G Andrews FM, released from prison and returned to ship.

G Grandison CT, on return, used insulting language to F Hallett Gr and G Wort Gr, quarelling with them for not refusing duty.

4.20pm: Cast off from quay assisted by Coetus and shifted to no 7 buoy.


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27 January 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Cdr Jones RN conducted an enquiry into the crew’s grievances. W Banks BM and C Cooper AB representing the deck, G Andrews FM and A Pearce FM the engine room hands.

3.30pm: Hands mustered and warrant for the arrest of G Grandison CT read over. Prisoner sent to 14 days cells at water police station under escort.

Dismantled Severn’s 3 pdr guns.

Dismantled 3 pdr Hotchkiss gun aft and sent gun and parts ashore.


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28 January 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

One 3 pdr gun (ex Severn) and ammunition handed over to RNVR.

H Davis QM, A Kennedy FM and J Scholes FM, off duty sick.


29 January 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02


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30 January 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

H Davis QM, A Kennedy FM and J Scholes FM, off duty sick.


31 January 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

J Scholes resumed duty.



LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1917

(Durban, Simons Bay including salvage of troopship Tyndareus, Algoa Bay)


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1 February 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

A Kennedy FM and H Davis QM, off duty sick.


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2 February 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

W Lewis BM, S Pomeroy FM, E Johnson (Cook) and A Fyfe GS, absent over leave.

H Davis QM resumed duty.

3.10pm: Received orders from SNTO to raise steam at once.

A Kennedy FM, off duty sick.


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3 February 1917

Durban and at sea towards Cape.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

6.30am: Cast off from buoys and moored at B shed. Coaling.

V Benney GS, M Phelps CT, F Scofria FM, M Fennech FM and C Stivala GS deserted.

J Harfield Boy, returned by police.

2.0pm: One Petty Officer, six seamen and six stokers from HMS Severn joined ship.

H Banks AB, W Bendell AB, R Ashby FM, D Morriss CT, C Brown Gr, C Grandison CT and S Bartlett Gr returned from prison under escort. Placed under arrest on board.

4.40pm: Cast off and proceeded.

7.23pm: Aliwal Lt abeam N80W(t)


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4 February 1917

At sea.

Lat -33.6, Long 28.8


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5 February 1917

At sea.

Lat -35.1, Long 22.8

5.0am: 35 02S, 24 24E

8.45am: Passed Norwegian sailing ship Stella, making NE.

11.05pm: C Agulhas Lt N(t) 10.5 miles.


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6 February 1917

At sea to Simons Bay.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

4.50am: Cape Pt Lt N47W(t).

5.50m: Sighted HMS Hyacinth.

7.52am: Anchored, Simons Bay.


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7 February 1917

Simons Bay and at sea.

Lat -35.0, Long 19.3

1.15am: Received signal to proceed to sea to assist SS Tyndareus .

(Note that although Tyndareous already had other ships standing by, Trent’s crew have considerable experience of towing and have towing hawsers on board from the Severn tow.)

1.35am: Weighed and proceeded.

3.10am: Cape Pt Lt W(t) 7 miles. Moderate gale, rough sea.

7.45am: Observed ships S6E(s).

8.20am: Joined company with SS Tyndareus, SS Eumaeus and HMS Hyacinth.

Tyndareus down by the head.

Attempted three times to pass hawser to Tyndareus by means of a raft, unsuccessfully, Tyndareus being unable to pick up raft tho' right alongside her bow.

Strong wind, rough sea and swell.

11.30am: Established communication by means of rocket line and passed 14” hawser on board.

Moderate wind, rough sea, overcast.

12.15pm: Big hawser parted between drifting ships.

Hyacinth sent working party to Tyndareus.

1.15pm: Steamed close to Tyndareus and picked up messenger from Hyacinth’s cutter. Passed wire hawser to Tyndareus.

3.15pm: Wire fast to cable. Proceeded to orders.

Tow sheering about and not under command.

4.55pm: Starboard after bitts carried away.

Impossible to keep tow straight.

8.15pm: Danger Pt Lt N20E(t).

11.45pm: Tug Ludwig Wiener arrived from Cape Town.

*(The Tyndareus was on her maiden voyage, carrying troops from Devonport to Hong Kong, when she struck a mine off Cape Agulhas. With splendid discipline all the troops were got into the boats and were picked up by another Blue Funnel Line ship, the Eumaeus and the hospital ship SS Oxfordshire. Repaired she remained in service for many years, carrying troops again in WW2 and afterwards served on the run carrying pilgrims to Mecca. Scrapped in 1961.)


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8 February 1917

At sea to Simons Bay.

Lat -34.6, Long 18.7

1.30am: Tug made fast to port bow of Tyndareus. Towing very difficult.

2.30am: Danger Pt Lt N64E(t)

5.40am: Second pair of bollards carried away, stranding wire hawser.

7.40am: Wire hawser carried away. Tug picked up tow by herself.

9.0am: Tug's hawser parted.

10.10am: Tug resumed towing.

2.12pm: Cape Pt Lt W(t) 7.5 miles.

3.30pm: Received orders to proceed into harbour.

5.40pm: Tyndareus anchored.

5.48pm: HMS Hyacinth anchored.

6.03pm: Anchored.


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Naval Signal Form. Hyacinth to Trent. 3.30pm, 8th Feb. 1917.

“Proceed into harbour.”

Captain to Captain. “Will you allow me to say how much myself and all onboard admire the handling of the Trent and the manner in which the work was done yesterday.”

Reply. “Thank you for your kind appreciation.”


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9 February 1917

Simons Bay.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

In am: Receiving stores from lighters.

Cast starboard anchor underfoot.

C Grandison CT, released from detention and resumed duty.

A Kennedy FM, off duty sick.


10 February 1917

Simons Bay.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Receiving stores and ammunition from lighters and boiler water from Chub.


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11 February 1917

Simons Bay.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Sunday routine.


12 February 1917

Simons Bay.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Receiving naval stores.


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13 February 1917

Simons Bay.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

9.30am: Captain Sykes RN (Challenger) conducted a court of enquiry examining W Banks BM, H Banks AB, W Bendell AB, C Brown Gr, R Ashby FM, S Bartlett, Gr, D Morriss CT, M Smith FM, A Pearce FM, C Cooper AB, J Spooner CT, Cdr Hayes RNR, Eng. Cdr Hyman RNR, Eng. Lt Lemmon RNR, Lt/Cdr Bridges RNR.

Working stores throughout the day.


14 February 1917

Simons Bay.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Taking in naval stores in strong winds and rough seas, moderate gale later.


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15 February 1917

Simons Bay.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

9.30am: Refrigerator stores from HMS Himalaya arrived.

Meat in bad condition and smelling. SNO advised.

D Gass FM, off duty sick.


16 February 1917

Simons Bay.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

D Gass FM resumed duty.


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17 February 1917

Simons Bay.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Frozen meat in A and B chambers examined by Refrigeration Engineer and Chief Officer and found to be in good order and condition.

3.45pm: Crew mustered and warrant for detention of mutineers S Bartlett Gr, D Morriss CT, R Ashby RM, W Bendell AB read over. Prisoners sent ashore to 90 days Detention with hard labour, under escort.


18 February 1917

Simons Bay.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

5.25pm: One PO and 12 men lent by HMS Severn landed for return to Durban.


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19 February 1917

Simons Bay.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Crew mustered and those willing signed on T124Z. (This is a form placing those who sign under the Naval Discipline Act, rather than the standard Board of Trade agreement under which merchant seamen usually serve. Most Fleet Auxiliary crews were required to sign this, but presumably Trent’s crew had not previously done so.)

G Dunn CT signed on.


20 February 1917

Simons Bay.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Received one wire towing hawser.


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21 February 1917

Simons Bay.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Receiving naval stores.

Lt Hooper RNR and Warrant Tel. Simmons RNR attended funeral on shore.

A Borg GS, W Peck GS, W Eastes GS, S Quinn Gr, D Gass FM, M Smith FM, W Barron FM, sent on shore for a medical survey.

W Barron deserted the party when returning.


22 February 1917

Simons Bay.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

M Smith FM, paid off.

4.0pm: Received seven bags of Confidential Books.


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23 February 1917

Simons Bay.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44


24 February 1917

Simons Bay.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

D Gass FM, paid off and invalided home.

Fitted new pair of bollards on the poop.


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25 February 1917

Simons Bay.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Crew mustered and inspected. Articles of War read.

Second pair of bollards fitted on poop and new drum on winch.


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26 February 1917

Simons Bay and at sea towards Algoa Bay.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

6.15am: Discharged refrigerator stores to HMS Himalaya.

9.30am: One Petty Officer and 42 ratings arrived on board; passengers and to fill vacancies in Trent's crew.

3.15pm: Loading naval stores.

5.15pm: Weighed and proceeded, course S12E

9.20pm: Danger Pt Lt abeam 18 miles.


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27 February 1917

At sea.

Lat -35.3, Long 22.1


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28 February 1917

At sea to Algoa Bay.

Lat -34.4, Long 25.3

5.30am: 34 56S, 24 41E

10.45am: Hospital ship with four masts passed westbound.

5.0pm: C Recife Lt S68W(t).

6.29pm: Anchored, Algoa Bay.



LOGS FOR MARCH 1917

(Towing lighters to Durban, then Beira, Dar-es-salaam, Kilindini with troops, Zanzibar, Dar-es-salaam)


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1 March 1917

Algoa Bay and at sea towards Durban.

Lat -34.0, Long 26.3

8.0am; Received two lighters for towing to Durban.

8.25am: Weighed and proceeded towing one behind the other.

Misty weather and calm.

In pm: Freshening breeze and rough sea.

7.25pm: Gt Fish Pt Lt N12W(t). Towing heavily.

Fresh breeze, rough sea.


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2 March 1917

At sea.

Lat -34.1, Long 27.2

2.0am: High SE swell. Towing heavily.

3.40am: Tow rope parted between ship and 1st lighter.

Stopped and laid to till daylight.

7.30am: Working party sent on board lighter.

10.0am: Proceeded, lighters towing well.

7.35pm: Gt Fish Pt Lt N36W(t) abeam.

11.0pm: Strong following wind, rough sea, overcast, lighters towing heavily.


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3 March 1917

At sea.

Lat -33.8, Long 27.5

1.05am: Tow rope again parted. Turned round.

Moderate gale and high sea.

5.30am: Observed lighters SE by S. Great Fish Pt Lt N64W(s).

Sent working party to lighters.

10.0am: Proceeded, lighters towing well.

7.27pm: Hood Pt Lt N23E(t)

Light breeze, slight swell, showery, lighters towing well.


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4 March 1917

At sea.

Lat -32.3, Long 29.0

1.45pm: HMS Hyacinth joined company.

7.11pm: Hole in the Wall N46W(t) 4.5 miles.

Moderate wind and sea, overcast, passing rain squalls.


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5 March 1917

At sea.

Lat -31.6, Long 29.8

5.10am: C Hermes Lt abeam N37W(t) 12 miles.

Strong head wind and rough sea.

11.0am: C Hermes Lt W(t) 14 miles.

Lighters shipping water.

4.0pm: Waterfall Bluff N33W(t) 2.5 miles.

9.45pm: Observed tow yaw heavily to starboard, stopped engines.

9.50pm: First lighter waterlogged and down by the head.

10.10pm: Proceeded slow.

11.20pm: Lighter sank and towrope parted.

Strong wind, rough sea, overcast.


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6 March 1917

At sea.

Lat -31.3, Long 31.0

1.30am: Lost remaining lighter to the SW.

2.0am: HMS Hyacinth sighted the lighter and closed.

Hove to until 5.20am.

5.55am: Hyacinth’s cutter alongside for working party.

Secured tow with 5.5” wire pendant to post and bitts.

7.25am: Proceeded. Hyacinth cruised to look for missing lighter.

Strong following wind and sea, lighter sheering badly.

5.45pm: Hyacinth left us for Durban.

9.45pm: Port Shepstone Lt abeam 8.25 miles.


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7 March 1917

At sea to Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

10.05am: Bluff Lt W(t) 3.25 miles.

11.08am: Pilot Duffy boarded.

Tug Harry Escombe took lighter in tow.

12.40pm: Moored at A Shed, Durban.

Commenced coaling both sides.

Discharged two bags of confidential books to SNTO.

A Pearce FM, C Jupe FM and G Andrews FM, absent without leave.


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8 March 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Coaling throughout.

7.0am: Commenced discharging stores for HMS Severn.

Receiving stores, medical comforts and mails.

W Davis FM signed on T124Z.

4.30pm: Finished coaling 964 tons of Natal coal.

D Jack GS, G Andrews FM, C Russel Gr, C Jupe FM and G Grandison CT, absent without leave.


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9 March 1917

Durbam and at sea towards Beira.

Lat -29.8, Long 31.3

7.30am: SS Carmarthenshire arrived.

9.30am: C Stivala and F Scofria, returned by police. C Russel FM deserted.

A Lariat Gr and D Jack GS, arrested and left behind.

10.0am: Flag Cdr Goulden arrived.

10.22am: Cast off and proceeded.

10.47am: Received news of SS Baron Minto in difficulties with lighter no 14. (This is the one abandoned as sunk on the 5th , but presumably it was just lying waterlogged. Lighters usually have buoyancy chambers sufficient to support them even when full of water.)

6.40pm: 29 08S, 32 20E

Baron Minto asking for assistance 35 miles SE of Durban.

7.15pm: Turned round to find and assist Baron Minto.

Strong increasing head wind and high seas.

Later, strong gale, high sea, heavy rain squalls.


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10 March 1917

At sea.

Lat -29.5, Long 32.1

1.0am: Bluff Lt N52W(t), became obscured.

2.40am: Received Baron Minto’s position, 30 09S, 31 10E. A/c to North.

3.50am: Observed steamer, a/c to orders.

4.0am: Signalled Baron Minto, reported herself as alright.

Moderate gale, high sea, heavy rain squalls

5.35am: Baron Minto proceeding towards harbour.

6.0am: Bluff Lt W(t) 9.5 miles.

6.40am: A/c N83E(s).

6.40pm: C St Lucia Lt N14W(s).


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11 March 1917

At sea.

Lat -26.6, Long 34.2

6.30pm: 25 43S, 35 59E


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12 March 1917

At sea.

Lat -23.0, Long 35.8

5.10am: 24 06S, 36 06E

6.30pm: C Bazaruto Lt N14W(t)


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13 March 1917

At sea to Beira.

Lat -19.8, Long 34.8

Mose bin Sala, seedie boy, died and was buried at sea off Fairway Buoy, Portella Channel.

4.10am: Anchored, 20 08S, 35 07E

6.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

9.30am: Moored with 45 fathoms on each anchor, Beira.

11.0am: Discharged stores and mails.

5.40pm: One Sgt Major and eight Staff Sgts embarked for passage.


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14 March 1917

Beira.

Lat -19.8, Long 34.8


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15 March 1917

Beira.

Lat -19.8, Long 34.8

8.0am: HMS Manica arrived.

8.20am: Embarking motor cars from lighter.

9.45am: Manica alongside with black troops. Embarked 450 men and two officers.

11.0am: Manica left.

2.0pm: Tug made fast and canted ship to clear hawse. (The Trent has two anchors down and as she has swung to the tide, the cables or hawse have become twisted. The tug is endeavouring to cant or turn her, to untwist them.)

7.35pm: Tug made fast to cant ship.

9.10pm: Tug unable to cant ship as desired.


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16 March 1917

Beira and at sea towards Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -19.9, Long 35.2

1.30am: Tug commenced to cant ship.

4.0am: Tug pulled ship half round.

5.30am: Crew clearing hawse, assisted by pontoon and tug.

7.45am: Hawse cleared, heaving in, anchors locked across stem.

8.27am: Proceeded, full speed.

9.20am: Reduced speed, pilot boat signalled 25’ bar. (i.e. only 25 feet of water over the sand bar at the entrance to the river.)

9.55am: Passed Fairway buoy and stopped to clear anchors.

10.20am: Anchors clear and secured, proceeded.

11.0am: Observed HMT Princess to the NNE and closed her for orders.

Altered course and took station one mile on starboard quarter of Princess.

In pm: Chief engineer reported condenser tubes partly choked, max engine speed 54 rpm.

4.15pm: Closed Princess and transferred four ratings, beef and confidential books. Proceeded.

7.0pm: 19 27S, 36 12E


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17 March 1917

At sea (escorted by HMT Princess).

Lat -18.1, Long 38.7

In pm: Native recruit reported suffering from small pox, case isolated and disinfecting precautions taken.


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18 March 1917

At sea (escorted by HMT Princess).

Lat -15.6, Long 41.2

4.15pm: Closed Princess and discharged stores and one chronometer.

D Jones stoker, off duty sick.


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19 March 1917

At sea (escorted by HMT Princess).

Lat -11.9, Long 41.1

5.30am: 12 59S, 41 08E

9.30am: Telemotor steering gear wrong, connected gear aft.

12.15pm: Telemotor gear repaired.

4.0pm: Closed Princess and discharged meat.


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20 March 19l17

At sea (escorted by HMT Princess).

Lat -8.9, Long 40.3

5.30am: 9 35S, 40 31E

5.30pm: 8 10S, 40 10E


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21 March 1917

At sea to Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

5.30am: Ras Kanzi Lt N55W(t) 6 miles.

7.40am: Parted company with Princess bound North.

8.32am: Anchored off Dar-es-salaam.

10.15am: Medical officer arrived and troops inspected.

2.32pm: Anchor up, proceeded towards harbour.

3.0pm: Assisted by tug Sir David Hunter.

3.30pm: Anchored.

Senior Medical Officer (Military) inspected suspected small pox case and granted pratique.


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22 March 1917

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

7.05am: HMW Prattler arrived alongside and received ratings for HMS Minerva and Zanzibar, mails, stores, and confidential books.

8.30am: Prattler left.

Flag Cdr Goulden transferred to HMS Talbot.

2.0pm: Native troops landed for exercise. Discharged stores to Talbot and meat to HMS Manica.

5.0pm: Troops returned.

Received 95 tons of water from Sir David Hunter.


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23 March 1917

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

Discharging stores to HMS Talbot.

Sir David Hunter alongside with 50 tons of water.

Bathing party sent away.


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24 March 1917

Dar-es-salaam and at sea towards Kilindini.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

4.18pm: Weighed and proceeded.

6.0pm: Joined company with HMS Minerva.


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25 March 1917

At sea to Kilindini and at sea towards Zanzibar.

Lat -4.1, Long 39.7

5.30am: 4 42S, 40 07E

10.46am: Anchored in Kilindini harbour. Disembarked troops via lighter.

Received water and potatoes.

5.20pm: Weighed and proceeded, courses southerly.


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26 March 1917

At sea to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

10.26am: Anchored, no 1 berth, Zanzibar.

Discharging from 2, 3 and 4 holds, including the potatoes.


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27 March 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Discharging cargo all day.

Diver cleared main engine room inlets.

All seedie boys except one (deck) discharged this day.


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28 March 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Discharging cargo.

HMS Mersey alongside for meat.

1.30pm: Embarked four 12 pdr guns and fittings from HMS Talbot.

New crew of seedie boys engaged this day.


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29 March 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Received stores for HMS’ Severn and Hyacinth.

Embarked 30 boiler boys and one serang for Chief Engineer.


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30 March 1917

Zanzibar to Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

5.05am: Weighed and proceeded.

9.50am: Stopped, ebb tide running too strong to enter harbour.

10.02am: Anchored off Dar-es-salaam.


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31 March 1917

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

8.54am: Weighed and proceeded into harbour.

9.33am: Anchored.

Cleaning boilers.

4.20pm: HMS Mersey arrived.



LOGS FOR APRIL 1917

(Dar-es-salaam, to Durban via Kilwa, to Zanzibar with HMS Severn in tow)

1 April 1917

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

Sunday routine.


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2 April 1917

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

Wardroom stores discharged to HMS Rinaldo.


3 April 1917

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

6.45am: Collier Oceana alongside.

8.20am: Discharged beef to HMS Himalaya.

Discharged stores to HMS Rinaldo.

Coaling until midnight, received 200 tons.


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4 April 1917

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

11.59am: Ceased coaling and watering, received in total 280 tons of welsh coal and 328 tons of water (270 boiler water).

In pm: Discharged meat for the military to lighter.


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5 April 1917

Dar-es-salaam and at sea towards Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

Scaled two boilers and cleaned condenser. 30 boiler boys and the serang sent to SS Oceana.

6.25am: Oceana left.

12.39pm: Weighed and proceeded, courses southerly.


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6 April 1917

At sea to Kilwa Kisiwani and at sea towards Durban.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.5

1.0am: 8 14S, 40 02E

7.43am: Anchored, Kilwa Kisiwani.

8.45am: Lighter arrived with 12 pdr guns ex HMS Minerva, received same.

Discharged meat and stores to HMS’ Manica, Princess and Talbot.

Embarked 18 ratings, 12 pdr guns’ crews for passage.

4.10pm: Weighed and proceeded, courses East of South.


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7 April 1917

At sea.

Lat -11.9, Long 42.0

5.30am: 10 52S, 41 10E

6.30pm: 12 51S, 42 28E


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8 April 1917

At sea.

Lat -16.2, Long 42.0

5.30am: 15 04S, 42 14E


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9 April 1917

At sea.

Lat -20.6, Long 41.5

5.30am: 19 29S

6.30pm: 21 46S, 41 18E

J Scholes FM refused duty.


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10 April 1917

At sea.

Lat -24.2, Long 39.0

J Scholes FM still refusing duty.


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11 April 1917

At sea.

Lat -27.1, Long 35.0

J Scholes FM still refusing duty.

10.35pm: C St Lucia Lt N87W(t).


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12 April 1917

At sea to Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

8.17am: Moored, B Shed, Durban.

9.30am: C Russel FM returned.

Commenced coaling.

In pm: Fires drawn and boilers blown out for cleaning.

No 5 hydraulic crane unshipped for repairs.

Discharged eight 12 pdr guns etc.

Prisoner ex HMS Manica and J Scholes placed under guard.


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13 April 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

W Riley CT, absent without leave at 6.0am.

11.59am: Finished coaling, received 1,067 tons of Natal coal.

J Whiles Bos’n, drunk and refused duty at noon.

3.30pm: Finished discharging government meat, left wharf and moored to buoys.

5.0pm: Crew mustered and warrant for detention of J Scholes FM read. J Scholes FM and prisoner ex Manica sent ashore under escort.

Ratings from HMS’ Talbot and Minerva sent ashore to camp.


14 April 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

6.30am: HMS Severn berthed alongside.

One serang and 20 labourers cleaning troop decks.

5.30pm: J Spooner FM and J McCall FM, returned by police.


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15 April 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Crew of HMS Severn transferred to Trent.

3.50pm: Flag and HMS Hyacinth arrived.


16 April 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

4.20pm: Shifted ship, assisted by dredger and tug and moored alongside SS Italian at C shed.


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17 April 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

HMS Severn’s crew preparing hawsers.


18 April 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

In am: Shifted to I Shed, HMS Severn alongside.

Received meat (29,621lbs) and stores.

3.45pm: Crew mustered and warrant for detention of C Grandison CT read. Prisoner sent to HMS Himalaya.

W Davis FM and T Southwell CT, off duty sick.


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19 April 1917

Durban and at sea, towing HMS Severn.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

J McCall FM, W Riley CT and J Spooner CT deserted.

8.30am: Embarked 77 details and 10 Officers for passage.

Seven stokers lent by HMS Severn to complete engine room staff.

Received 310 bags of mail.

2.25pm: Trent cast off from quay assisted by pilot and tug. Shackled up to monitor and proceed to tow.

3.13pm: Cleared breakwater high confused swell, ship rolling, hemp hawser carried away.

3.20pm: Re-arranging tow lines.

5.25pm: Ropes fast, set on 40 revs.

6.10pm: E Barnes and G Bynoe CTs refused to discharge accumulated ashes.

11.0pm: Strong head wind, rough broken sea, ship labouring and towing heavily.

W Davis FM and T Southwell CT, off duty sick.


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20 April 1917

At sea towing HMS Severn.

Lat -29.4, Long 32.4

In am: Strong wind, rough sea, ship labouring and towing heavily.

In pm: Strong head wind, rough sea, fine and clear, moderating later.

9.45pm: C St Lucia N9W(t).


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21 April 1917

At sea towing HMS Severn.

Lat -28.1, Long 32.8

6.15am: C St Lucia Lt abeam N72W(t) 12 miles.

4.15pm: Havergal Hill N57W(t) 12 miles.


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22 April 1917

At sea towing HMS Severn.

Lat -25.7, Long 34.1

5.50am: 26 06S

9.0am: Increasing beam sea.

10.0am: Reduced speed, monitor rolling and shipping water.

1.0pm: Reduced speed further, sea breaking badly on monitor.

6.0pm: 25 25S, 34 52E

8.0pm: Moderate wind, high beam swell, cloudy, clear.

11.59pm: Light wind, moderate sea fine and clear.


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23 April 1917

At sea towing HMS Severn.

Lat -24.6, Long 36.1

5.45am: 25 06S, 35 39E

6.0pm: 24 17S, 36 29E

W Davis FM and T Southwell CT, off duty sick.


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24 April 1917

At sea towing HMS Severn.

Lat -22.5, Long 37.5

5.45am: 23 19S, 37 10E

In am: T Southwell resumed duty.

In pm: W Davis FM resumed duty.

6.0pm: 21 49S, 37 49E


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25 April 1917

At sea towing HMS Severn.

Lat -19.8, Long 39.2

5.30am: 20 26S, 38 43E

6.0pm: 19 06S, 39 58E


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26 April 1917

At sea towing HMS Severn.

Lat -16.8, Long 41.1

5.30am: 17 34S, 40 37E

6.0pm: HMHS Ebani passed northbound.

6.10pm: 16 03S, 41 22E

G Stokes FM, off duty sick.


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27 April 1917

At sea towing HMS Severn.

Lat -13.5, Long 42.2

5.30am: 14 31S, 42 07E

2.30pm: W/T communication established with HMS Talbot.

6.15pm: 12 34S, 41 50E


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28 April 1917

At sea towing HMS Severn.

Lat -10.2, Long 41.1

5.30am: 10 56S, 41 20E

G Stokes FM, off duty sick.


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29 April 1917

At sea to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.7, Long 39.4

5.35am: Moresby Pt Lt W(t) 2 miles.

10.20am: Ras Kanzi Lt abeam 3 miles.

2.36pm: Chumbe Lt E(t) 1 mile. Reduced speed, shortened tow lines.

4.45pm: Anchored, Zanzibar. Severn close astern.

Discharged Fleet and Zanzibar mail.

G Stokes FM, off duty sick.


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30 April 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

7.10am: HMS Severn moored alongside and collided with Trent’s quarter in doing so.

In pm: Severn's crew transferred to Severn.

8.20pm: Severn cast off towed by tug Helmuth and anchored.

G Stokes FM resumed duty.


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Crew List. April 1917

R Hayes Cdr.

E A Bridges Lt/Cdr.

HEH Croft Lt.

H D Hooper Lt.

A Powrie 4th .

J Ellul, Surgeon.

R Stephenson and PA Smith, Ass. Paymrs.

E Simmons, W V Barry and E Bateman, Warrant Officers.

J Whiles Bosun.

A Hughes Carpenter.

C Neilson Mate H.

W Banks Bosun’s Mate.

W Sandiford, H Davis, A Crane and R Matthews, Quarter Masters.

S Phillips, Lamps. Died.

O Banfield (deserted Durban), H Banks, G Barter, R Bowen, C Cooper, H Dawkins, T Edwards and T Weeks, Able Seamen.

E Aubrey, C Bell, G Glass, C Mace and T Walcroft, Ordinary Seamen.

G Bushnell, J Dray, G Farrugia, Harfield and H March, Boys.


A Hyman, Eng.Cdr.

G Lemmon, Eng. Lt.

W Hunter, Eng. Lt.

S James, Eng. Lt.

J Braithwaite, J Howard, J Ross, W Stephenson and W Ward, Eng. S/Lts.

A Mansbridge, Ldg Fireman.

J Light, Stores.

C Brown, H Churchill, F Hallett sr., F Hallett jr, A Lariatt, S Quinn and G Wort, Greasers.

T Andrews, F Brown, C Jupe, A Pearce, W Randell, W Rogers, F Scorfria, G Stokes and W Street, Firemen.

E Barnes, T Barnes, G Bynoe, W Gale, A Instance, G Southwell and A Walters, Coal Trimmers.


W Foyle, Chief Steward.

W Allen, 2 Steward.

S Tyther, Bar.

B Stroud, Stores.

A Borg, A Carpenter, W Collins, J Custard, A Fyfe, C Goldsmith, W Eastes, C Hicks, E Hollands, S Mora, J Opie, W Peck, J Philpott, C Summers and A Taylor, General Servants.

R Nisbet, Chef.

A Jones and C Bullock, Bakers.

H Bruce, H Green and W Knight, Cooks.

H Hannaford and H Wallbridge, Pantry.

G Shepperd, Butcher.

W Surridge, Scullion

C Stivala


LOGS FOR MAY 1917

(Zanzibar, Beira, to Tanga with German prisoners, Zanzibar and Kilwa)


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1 May 1917

Zanzibar to Dar-es-salaam and return.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

5.57am: Weighed and proceeded.

9.52am: Anchored, Dar-es-salaam.

11.45am: Tender Stork arrived, disembarked troops and 298 bags of mail.

1.12pm: Weighed and proceeded.

5.07pm: Anchored close to HMS Severn and she came alongside.


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2 May 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Stowing wood from HMS Severn in no 1 hold.

Discharging ammunition.

Discharged 12 cases of wines for HMS Mersey to NOC.

W Davis FM, off duty sick.

Eng. S/Lt Stevenson RN and A Jones Baker sent to European Hospital.


3rd May 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.0am: HMS Manica left.

Discharging ammunition and stores to HMS Severn.


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4 May 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

7.0am: HMS Severn cast off to anchor.

12.30pm: Collier Irish Monarch alongside. Coaling throughout.

W Davis FM, off duty sick.


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5 May 1917

Zanzibar and at sea towards Beira.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Coaling.

7.0am: Discharged small safe to NOC.

W Davis sent to hospital ashore.

4.0pm: Finished coaling, 500 tons of Welsh coal.

4.50pm: Weighed and proceeded, courses East of South.


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6 May 1917

At sea.

Lat -8.8, Long 40.4

5.30am: 7 48S, 40 10E

6.15pm: 9 50S, 40 37E


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7 May 1917

At sea.

Lat -13.0, Long 41.3

5.30am: 11 54S, 41 15E

6.10pm: 13 58S, 41 25E


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8 May 1917

At sea.

Lat -17.0, Long 41.3

5.35am: 15 58S, 41 02E

6.0pm: 17 35S, 39 04E


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9 May 1917

At sea to Beira.

Lat -19.9, Long 35.8

5.45am: 19 14S, 37 01E

4.0pm: Macuti Pt Lt N31W(s).

4.45pm: Anchored off Fairway buoy.


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10 May 1917

Beira.

Lat -19.8, Long 34.8

5.50am: Weighed and proceeded.

6.37am: Picked up pilot M Perala.

8.40am: Anchored, Beira.

Discharged eight bags of mail to SS Kathiawar


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11 May 1917

Beira.

Lat -19.8, Long 34.8


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12 May 1917

Beira.

Lat -19.8, Long 34.8

W Walters CT refused to keep watch 4.0 - 8.0pm.

T Southwell CT, off duty sick.


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13 May 1917

Beira.

Lat -19.8, Long 34.8

11.59pm: Violent squall from WNW, heavy rain.


14 May 1917

Beira.

Lat -19.8, Long 34.8

1.0am: Wind changed thro’ SW to SSE. Heavy rain, thunder and vivid lightning.

W Walters CT, put under arrest.

F Hallett jnr Gr and T Southwell CT, off duty sick.


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15 May 1917

Beira.

Lat -19.8, Long 34.8


16 May 1917

Beira.

Lat -19.8, Long 34.8

F Hallett jnr Gr and T Southwell CT, off duty sick.


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17 May 1917

Beira.

Lat -19.8, Long 34.8

F Hallet jr resumed duty.


18 May 1917

Beira.

Lat -19.8, Long 34.8


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19 May 1917

Beira and at sea towards Tanga.

Lat -19.8, Long 34.8

8.10am: SS Ebu alongside. Embarked 12 officers and 185 men, German prisoners. Two officers, 59 NCOs and men, British escort.

1.33pm: Weighed and proceeded.

3.12pm: Passed Fairway buoy, courses northerly.


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20 May 1917

At sea.

Lat -18.4, Long 38.4

5.40am: 19 02S

6.0pm: 17 39S, 39 14E


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21 May 1917

At sea.

Lat -15.1, Long 41.7

5.45am: 16 11S, 41 03E


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22 May 1917

At sea.

Lat -10.4, Long 41.5

6.28pm: 9 13S, 40 50E


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23 May 1917

At sea to Tanga.

Lat -5.5, Long 39.2

5.30am: 6 28S, 40 12E

9.30am: Land obscured, continuous rain.

11.50am: Maziwi I. N78W.

3.0pm: Stopped. Officer of the Guard from HMS Gloucester boarded.

3.40pm: Anchored, Tanga.

3.50pm: SS Huntsgreen arrived.

4.50pm: Discharging baggage into lighter.

5.50pm: Transferred prisoners of war into SS Huntsgreen with Gloucester’s boats.


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24 May 1917

Tanga to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.10am: Weighed and proceeded.

12.30pm: Anchored, Zanzibar.


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25 May 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

A Walters CT resumed duty.

A Jones Baker returned from hospital.


26 May 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

1.30pm: HMS Mersey in.


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27 May 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

in am: Receiving aeroplanes and fittings, also stores for Lindi.

Discharged ammunition to HMS Mersey.

W Davis FM returned from hospital, off duty sick.


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28 May 1917

Zanzibar and at sea to Niororo I and towards Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -7.2, Long 39.7

6.10am: Weighed and proceeded.

2.04pm: Anchored off Niororo I.

2.20pm: HMS’ Severn, Fly and Pickle alongside for stores and water.

5.20pm: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0pm: Moresby Pt Lt W(t) 10 miles.


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29 May 1917

At sea to Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.5

8.14am: Anchored, Kilwa Kisiwani.

11.45am: Shifted alongside SS Bathampton and commenced coaling.


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30 May 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.5

Coaling throughout.

7.45am: HMS Hyacinth in. Discharged stores and mail to her.

6.0pm: Collier coolies refused to work overtime, ship’s party sent over.


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31 May 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.5

In am: Embarked 12 pounder field gun and fittings.

5.45pm: Finished coaling, total 315 tons received.



LOGS FOR JUNE 1917

(Durban with troops, to Dar-es-salaam with troops and Zanzibar)


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1 June 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani to Lindi and at sea towards Durban.

Lat -10.0, Long 39.7

5.45am: Cast off and proceeded.

12.08pm: Anchored, Lindi Bay.

In pm: Discharging RNAS gear and machines, together with stores and mails to HMS Thistle.

4.30pm: AB Gordon Phillips, Lamps, died of Pulmonary Phthisis.

4.35pm: Weighed and proceeded, courses south-easterly.


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2 June 1917

At sea.

Lat -12.8, Long 41.1

5.30am: 11 42S, 39 54E

7.15am: The Commander conducted the burial of  Able Seaman Gordon B Phillips, MMR, 754610.

3.45pm: SS passed bound N, towing a small steam launch (yellow funnel).

6.10pm: 14 08S, 41 04E


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3 June 1917

At sea.

Lat -17.8, Long 40.0

6.0am: 16 46S, 40 52E

6.0pm: 18 45S, 38 57E


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4 June 1917

At sea.

Lat -21.8, Long 36.9

6.0am: 20 39S, 37 11E


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5 June 1917

At sea.

Lat -26.5, Long 34.7

6.15am: 25 27S, 35 27E

11.25pm: C St Lucia Lt S71W(t).


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LOG BOOK – JUNE 6th 1917 TO AUGUST 24th 1917


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Front Cover

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Printed page of company instructions for log-keeping.

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Title page.


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A List of the Crew on Board   June 1917

Person :Mentioned :R Hayes Commdr :--

Person :Mentioned :E A Bridges Lt ??? :--

Person :Mentioned :H E H Croft Lieut :--

Person :Mentioned :H D Hooper Lieut :--

Person :Mentioned :A Powrie 4th :--

Person :Mentioned :J Ellul Sarg :--

Person :Mentioned :R Stephenson AssP :--

Person :Mentioned :P A Smith AssP :--

Person :Mentioned :E Simmons W/T :--

Person :Mentioned :W Barry W/T :--

Person :Mentioned :E Bateman W/T :--

Person :Other :J Whiles Bosn :sent home 13th July

Person :Mentioned :A Hughes Carpt :--

Person :Mentioned :C Neilson M of H :--

Person :Other :W Banks BM :sent home 13th July

Person :Other :E Walliu MMR :sent home 13th July

Person :Other :W Sandiford QM :paid off Zanzibar 3rd July

Person :Other :H Davis QM :paid off Zanzibar 3rd July

Person :Mentioned :A Crane QM :--

Person :Mentioned :R Matthews QM :--

Person :Mentioned :F Andow MMR QM :--

Person :Mentioned :W Bishop MMR QM :--

Person :Other :G Barter AB :sent home 13th July

Person :Other :T Weeks AB :sent home 13th July

Person :Other :H Banks :sent home 13th July

Person :Other :H Dawkins AB :paid off Zanzibar 3rd July

Person :Other :R Bowen AB :paid off Zanzibar 3rd July


Person :Other :C Cooper AB, T Edwards AB, C Brown MMR AB, J Ryan AB, E Duke AB, E Moore AB, A Hull AB, A Grant AB :sent home 13th July

Person :Other :C Mace OS, G Glass OS, T Walcroft OS, E Aubrey OS, C Bell OS :sent home 13th July

Person :Other :H Marsh Boy, G Bushnell Boy, G Farrugia Boy, J Dray Boy, H Harfield Boy :sent home 13th July


Person :Mentioned :A Hyman engr com :--

Person :Other :G Lemmon eng lieut :--

Person :Mentioned :W Hunter Lieut :--

Person :Mentioned :S James Lieut :--

Person :Mentioned :J Braithwaite Sub :--

Person :Mentioned :J Ross Sub :--

Person :Mentioned :W Ward Sub :--

Person :Mentioned :W Stephenson Sub :--

Person :Other :A Mansbridge Ldg F, J Light Stores, F Hallet Sen Gr, F Hallett Jun Gr, G Wort Gr, H Churchill GR, A Lariat Gr, C Brown GR, S Luinn GR :sent home 13th July / paid off Zanzibar 3 July

Person :Mentioned :R Howlett MMR Gr :--


Person :Other :T Andrews FM :paid off Zanzibar 3rd July

Person :Other :A Pearce FM, A Pearce FM, C Jupe FM, G Stokes FM, W Street FM, W Randell FM, W Rogers FM, F Scorfria FM, C Mc Clennan MMR FM, H Moore FM, P Dearey FM, W Dillon FM, D Sullivan FM, T Leary FM, B Luinn FM, J Ryan FM, G Wardell FM, G Co??? FM :sent home 13th July

Person :Mentioned :W Barron CT :--

Person :Other :J Bynoe CT :Paid off Zanzibar 3rd July

Person :Mentioned :W Gale CT :--

Person :Mentioned :E Barnes CT :--

Person :Mentioned :A Instance CT :--

Person :Mentioned :J Southwell CT :--

Person :Mentioned :A Walters CT :--

Person :Mentioned :T Barnes CT :--


Person :Other :Rogers GS :sent home 13th July

Person :Mentioned :H Skinner Cook :--

Person :Mentioned :H Bray GS :--

Person :Other :Hamlin & Barker GS's :sent home 13th July

Person :Mentioned :Williams :--


Person :Mentioned :Amer MoCarnek Serang :--

Person :Mentioned :Mayezgoody Lallo 1st Tindall :--

Person :Mentioned :Sollimoody Baromeah 2nd Tindall :--

Person :Mentioned :Someer Mittoo Winchman :--

Person :Mentioned :Bona Buscoo Cassub :--

Person :Mentioned :Cham Khan Ofazoody 3rd Tindal :--

Person :Mentioned :MoCarnekally Gohurally Lascar :--

Person :Mentioned :Mohideen Hesamodin Lascar :--

Person :Mentioned :Asso-dealle Rohomoody Lascar :--

Person :Mentioned :Abdul Jubbar Giffoor Lascar :--

Person :Mentioned :Inoody Dangin Lascar :--

Person :Mentioned :Edrilsallee Muzafferallee Lascar :--

Person :Mentioned :Jaha Bus Cusuphallee Lascar :--

Person :Mentioned :Abdul Barry Mofezody Lascar :--

Person :Mentioned :Mozahar Cutazallee Lascar :--

Person :Mentioned :Bossirudy Erfaundry Lascar :--

Person :Mentioned :Gendu Pobun Lascar :--

Person :Mentioned :Koka Golam Hussein Lascar :--

Person :Mentioned :Jomedalla Feloo Lascar :--

Person :Mentioned :Noor Bu Sookoor Muhol Lascar :--

Person :Mentioned :Jomer Manick Lascar :--

Person :Mentioned :Soobedallee Karlick Majee Lascar :--

Person :Mentioned :Altap Hossein Nessarudy Lascar :--

Person :Mentioned :Ledu Bossiroody Lascar :--

Person :Mentioned :Abdul Hamid Yacooballee Lascar :--

Person :Mentioned :Abdul Rohun Tarazoody Lascar :--

Person :Mentioned :Mozam Arotolla Lascar :--

Person :Mentioned :Rohomalleee Fellur Haldar Lascar :--

Person :Mentioned :Sumsheroody Wahadallee Lascar :--


Person :Mentioned :Abdul Lotiff Muhomed Lascar :--

Person :Mentioned :Muktarallee Fazil Lascar :--

Person :Mentioned :Syed Jochin Lascar :--

Person :Mentioned :Salamutolla Abdul Wahab Lascar :--

Person :Mentioned :Sumshere Khan Ofaz Khan Lascar :--

Person :Mentioned :Lall Khan Ofaz Khan Lascar :--

Person :Mentioned :Tozaruddy Arsotolli Lascar :--

Person :Mentioned :Abdool Currun Boodhu Lascar :--

Person :Mentioned :Kooza Sham Topaz :--

Person :Mentioned :Bhik aree Kumoo Topaz :--

Person :Mentioned :Shrigorao Modongorai Topaz :--


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6 June 1917

At sea to Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

10.42am: Anchored Durban, awaiting berth.

1.15pm: Moored at B Shed.

Disembarked troops and baggage and commenced coaling.

Heavy rain and thunderstorm.


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7 June 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Coaling throughout.

Received boiler tubes and discharged all cargo for Durban and Simonstown.

Contractors fitting up hospital for troops.

2.0pm: Finished coaling, 1,056 tons.


8 June 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

5.0pm: Shifted to I Shed.

D Jack GS rejoined from prison.

Mr Howard, snr 6th eng., sent to Simonstown.


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9 June 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Receiving ship’s stores and government beef.


10 June 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

22 MMR ratings from England joined, viz:

E Wallin BM, F Anchor and W Bishop, QMs.

C Brown, J Ryan, E Duke, E Moore, A Hall and A Grant, ABs.

R Howlett, Gr.

C McClennan, H Moore, P Deasey, W Dillon, D Sullivan, T Leary, B Quinn, T Ryan, G Wardell and G Conlin, FM.

H Bray, ass. std.

H Skinner, 2nd Cook.

W Riley CT returned from detention.

Ratings and officers joined for passage.


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11 June 1917

Durban and at sea towards Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

In am: Embarked troops, 583 details and 15 officers.

W Davis FM and O Banfield AB deserted.

1.05pm: Cast off and proceeded, heavy swell on the bar.

4.0pm: High ENE swell, ship labouring.


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12 June 1917

At sea.

Lat -27.6, Long 33.6

5.45pm: 26 50S, 34 18E


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13 June 1917

At sea.

Lat -24.3, Long 36.2

6.0am: 25 11S, 35 44E

High SE swell, ship rolling heavily

11.0am: Ship rolling and shipping water on spar deck.


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14 June 1917

At sea.

Lat -20.1, Long 37.5

6.0am: 21 08S, 37 08E

6.0pm: 19 09S, 38 11E


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15 June 1917

At sea.

Lat -16.8, Long 40.7

6.0pm: 15 46S, 40 55E

Received orders to call at Lindi by W/T.


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16 June 1917

At sea.

Lat -12.4, Long 40.8

6.0am: 13 34S

2.30pm: Two funnelled cruiser passed south, hull down to eastward.

5.55pm: Mtundo I. W(t) 9.5 miles.


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17 June 1917

At sea to Lindi and at sea.

Lat -9.9, Long 39.8

7.28am: Anchored in Lindi Bay.

Discharged ammunition to HMS Severn.

Discharged meat to all ships.

Three stokers and two seamen lent to Trent returned to HMS Hyacinth.

Officers and ratings taking passage discharged.

11.15am: Weighed and proceeded, courses northerly.

6.0pm: 8 44S, 39 53E

11.40pm Moresby Pt Lt W(t).


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18 June 1917

At sea to Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

5.30am: 6 46S, 39 41E

7.30am: Makatumbe LH S(t) 1.5 miles.

7.47am: Anchored off Dar-es-salaam.

9.15am: SS Pemba alongside. Disembarked troops and kit to her.

11.30pm: Pemba left for Dar-es-salaam.

11.40am: Weighed and proceeded, but stopped by signal.

12.25pm: Signalled to proceed.

4.0pm: Anchored Zanzibar.

HMS Exmouth in port.


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19 June 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

W Dillon FM, sent to hospital.

Eng. S/Lt WF Stephenson returned to duty.

647 blankets sent away for cleaning.


20 June 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

11.59am: HMS Hyacinth in.


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21 June 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Cleaning and scaling three boilers.


22 June 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2


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23 June 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2


24 June 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

H Moore FM sent ashore to hospital.


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25 June 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

In am: Discharged reserve ammunition for monitors into lighter.

Surgeon Bennett RN lodged on board.


26 June 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

646 blankets returned from laundry.

C Jupe FM and J Bynoe CT, absent and arrested.

11.30pm. C Jupe returned.


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27 June 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

11.15am: J Bynoe CT returned from police station under escort.

Special leave cancelled.

Cleaning remaining three boilers.


28 June 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Received 45 rounds of 3 pdr ammunition for Trent.


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29 June 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

W Dillon CT returned from hospital.


30 June 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

W Dillon off duty sick.


Crew List – June 1917


R Hayes, Commander.

EA Bridges, L/Cdr

HEH Croft, Lt.

HD Hooper, Lt.

A Powrie, 4th.

J Ellul, Surgeon.

R Stephenson and PA Smith, Ass. Paymrs.


E Simmons, W Barry and E Bateman, W/T.

J Whiles, Bos’n. (Sent home 13th July.)

A Hughes, Carpenter.

C Neilson, Mate of the Hold.

W Banks and E Wallin MMR, BMs. (Sent home 13th July.)

W Sandiford and H Davis, QMs. (Paid off Zanzibar 3rd July.)

F Andow MMR, W Bishop MMR, A Crane and R Matthews, QMs.

H Banks, G Barter and T Weeks, ABs. (Sent home 13th July.)

R Bowen and H Dawkins, ABs. (Paid off Zanzibar 3rd July.)

C Brown MMR, C Cooper AB, E Duke MMR, T Edwards, A Grant MMR, A Hull MMR, E Moore MMR and J Ryan MMR, ABs. (Sent home 13th July.)

E Aubrey, C Bell, G Glass, C Mace and T Walcroft, OS. (Sent home 13th July.)

G Bushnell, J Dray, G Farrugia, H Harfield and H Marsh, Boys. (Sent home 13th July.)


A Hyman, Eng. Cdr.

G Lemmon, Eng. Lt.

W Hunter, Eng. Lt.

S James, Eng. Lt.

J Braithwaite, Eng. S/Lt.

J Ross, Eng. S/Lt.

W Ward, Eng. S/Lt.

W Stephenson, Eng. S/Lt.


A Mansbridge, Ldg F. (Sent home 13th July.)

J Light, Stores. (Sent home 13th July.)

C Brown, H Churchill, F Hallett sen, F Hallett jr, R Howlett MMR, S Quinn and G Wort Greasers. (All sent home 13th July.)

A Lariat, Gr. (Paid off Zanzibar 3 July.)

T Andrews, FM. (Paid off Zanzibar 3rd July.)

G Conlin, P Deasey, W Dillon, C Jupe, T Leary, C McClennan MMR, H Moore, A Pearce, B Quinn, W Randell, W Rogers, J Ryan, F Scrorfria, G Stokes, W Street, D Sullivan and G Wardell, FM. (All sent home 13th July.)

J Bynoe, CT. (Paid off Zanzibar 3rd July.)

E Barnes, T Barnes, W Barron, W Gale, A Instance, J Southwell and A Walters, CTs. (Not recorded here, but probably sent home 13th July.)


W Foyle, Ch. Steward.

W Allen, 2nd Steward.

S Mora, Bar.

B Stroud, Stores.


A Borg, A Carpenter, W Collins, J Custard, W Eastes, A Fyfe, C Goldsmith, C Hicks, E Hollands, J Opie, W Peck, A Philpott, C Summers,A Taylor and S Tytler, General Servants. (All sent home 13th July.)


R Nesbitt, Chef.

A Jones and C Bullock, Bakers.

W Knight and H Green, Cooks. (Sent home 13th July.)

H Wallbridge, Pantry.

H Hannaford, Pantry. (Sent home 13th July.)

G Shepperd, Butcher.

H Bruce, Cook. (Sent home 13th July.)

W Surridge and C Stivala, scullions. (Sent home 13th July.)

Rogers, GS. (Sent home 13th July.)

H Skinner Cook

H Bray GS

Hamlin and Barker, GSs. (Sent home 13th July.)

Williams


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Lascars July 1917

Amer MoCarnek, Serang.

Mayezgoody Lallo, 1st Tindall.

Sollimoody Baromeah, 2nd Tindall.

Someer Mittoo, Winchman.

Bona Bunoo, Cassub.

Cham Khan Ofazoody, 3rd Tindall.

MoCarnekally Gohurally, Mohideen Hesamodin, Asso-dealle Rohomoody, Abdul Jubbar Giffoor,

Inoody Dangin, Edrilsallee Muzafferallee, Jaha Bus Cusuphallee, Abdul Barry Mofezody, Mozahar Cutazallee, Bossirudy Erfaundry, Gendu Pobun, Koka Golam Hussein, Jomedalla Feloo, Noor Bu Sookoor Muhol, Jomer Manick, Soobedallee Karlick Majee, Altap Hossein Nessarudy, Ledu Bossiroody, Abdul Hamid Yacooballee, Abdul Rohun Tarazoody, Mozam Arotolla, Rohomalleee Fellur Haldar, Sumsheroody Wahadallee, Abdul Lotiff Muhomed, Muktarallee Fazil, Syed Jochin, Salamutolla Abdul Wahab, Sumshere Khan Ofaz Khan, Lall Khan Ofaz Khan, Tozaruddy Arsotolli, Abdool Currun Boodhu, Lascars

Kooza Sham, Bhikaree Kumoo and Shrigorao Modongorai, Topaz.



LOGS FOR JULY 1917

(Zanzibar, Rufiji delta, Dar-es-salaam, Zanzibar for discharge of white crew and signing on of a lascar crew, Lindi, to Beira via Porto Amelia, to Kilindini with prisoners and troops, Zanzibar, Dar-es-salaam and to Kilwa with GOC and staff)


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1 July 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Sunday routine.


2 July 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2


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3 July 1917

Zanzibar to Rufiji Delta.

Lat -7.0, Long 39.7

In am: These ratings paid off: W Sandiford QM, H Davis QM, R Bowen AB, H Dawkins AB, A Lariat Gr, T Andrews FM, J Bynoe CT, D Jack GS and one Indian cook.

6.40am: Nine coloured ratings paid off and sent to SS Polvena for passage.

7.10am: Weighed and proceeded.

4.08pm: Anchored off Simba Uranga mouth, Rufiji River.


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4 July 1917

Off Simba Uranga, Rufiji.

Lat -7.7, Long 39.3

8.30am: SS Mafia passed and entered river.

2.10pm: Shifted anchorage.

9.20pm: Commencement of lunar eclipse.

11.20pm: Total eclipse.


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5 July 1917

Off Simba Uranga, Rufiji.

Lat -7.7, Long 39.3

9.30am: SS Mafia arrived towing eight pontoons. Rough sea.

9.45am: Four pontoons broke adrift. Mafia to the rescue.

11.0am: Mafia alongside and passed pontoons to Trent. Hoisting them in as convenient.

1.0pm: Motor boats with remainder of river transport arrived.

1.05pm: Flag arrived and anchored.

9.0pm: Eight pontoons and eleven motor boats all hoisted in and secured.


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6 July 1917

Rufiji to Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

12.10am: Weighed and proceeded.

3.05am: HMW Fly passed South, exchanged signals.

7.55am: Anchored Dar-es-salaam, outer anchorage.

4.50pm: Weighed and proceeded.

5.30pm: W Barron CT returned on board.

5.40pm: Moored in D berth, in inner harbour.


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7 July 1917

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

6.0am: Discharged pontoons.

Receiving petrol for river transport.


8 July 1917

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

Sunday routine.


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9 July 1917

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

Receiving stores for river transport.

5.0pm: Discharged steel plates for HMS Mersey.


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10 July 1917

Dar-es-salaam to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

7.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.50am: Anchored Zanzibar and lowering motor boats.

2.0pm: Discharging baggage and kit.

3.40pm: Boats left.

4.0pm Went alongside collier SS Gryfevale. (A fascinating contemporary account of the Gryfevale’s earlier adventures here)


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11 July 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

7.30am. Commenced coaling.

10.0am: Lighter arrived with 125 Lascars to relieve crew of Trent. Embarked same.

In pm: Discharged remainder of river transport stores.

4.0pm: Ceased coaling, 170 tons.


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12 July 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.0am: Lascar crew turned to. White crew ceased work.

9.55am: Flag arrived.

4.0pm: Ceased coaling.


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13 July 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

In am: Resumed coaling.

In pm: Carpenters from Hyacinth building native latrines aft.

4.0pm: Finished coaling, 445 tons Welsh in total.

4.15pm: White crew and kit transferred to SS Ingoma.


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14 July 1917

Zanzibar and at sea towards Lindi.

Lat -6.9, Long 39.7

5.47pm: Moresby Pt Lt W(t) 4.5 miles.


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15 July 1917

At sea to Lindi and at sea.

Lat -10.0, Long 39.7

5.28am: 9 22S

9.15am: Anchored, Lindi Bay.

10.30am: Discharging meat for HMS Severn.

11.30am: Discharging ammunition.

1.20am: Weighed and proceeded, courses southerly.

4.0pm: C Paman S11W(t) 7 miles.


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16 July 1917

At sea to Porto Amelia and at sea towards Beira.

Lat -13.0, Long 40.5

5.35am: 12 09S, 41 00E

10.35am: Anchored, Porto Amelia.

Received one lady passenger, family and servants.

1.20pm: Weighed and proceeded, courses southerly.

6.05pm: 13 40S, 40 47E


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17 July 1917

At sea.

Lat -16.7, Long 40.2

5.45am: 15 54S, 41 07E

6.0pm: 17 15S, 39 31E


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18 July 1917

At sea.

Lat -18.7, Long 37.6

Probably 6.0am: 18 09S, 38 16E

6.0pm: 19 04S, 37 04E


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19 July 1917

At sea to Beira.

Lat -19.8, Long 34.8 (approx)

11.31am: Anchored, Fairway Buoy, Beira, low tide.

2.30pm: Embarked pilot MS Franco. Weighed and proceeded.

3.40pm: Anchored, Beira.


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20 July 1917

Beira and at sea towards Kilindini.

Lat -19.8, Long 34.8

8.30am: SS Iku alongside.

10.30am: Embarked 402 black prisoners and 36 KAR escorts.

11.30am: Embarked 299 KAR recruits and two officers.

3.15pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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21 July 1917

At sea.

Lat -18.3, Long 38.4

6.0am: 18 56S, 37 20E

Mohummaden Feast Day.

6.0pm: 17 35S, 39 18E


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22 July 1917

At sea.

Lat -15.1, Long 41.3

6.0pm: 14 03S, 41 32E


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23 July 1917

At sea.

Lat -10.5, Long 41.5

5.30am: 11 49S, 41 49E

6.35pm: 9 03S, 40 59E


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24 July 1917

At sea.

Lat -5.0, Long 39.9

5.45am: 6 34S, 40 15E

4.53pm: Anchored, Kilindini harbour.

Discharged all troops, guards and prisoners.


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25 July 1917

Kilindini to Zanzibar.

Lat -5.0, Long 39.5

5.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

6.45pm: Anchored Zanzibar.


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26 July 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

7.50am: SS Gryfevale alongside and commenced coaling.


27 July 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Received stores for Kilwa and Dar-es-salaam.

4.50pm: Finished coaling, 540 tons.


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28 July 1917

Zanzibar to Dar-es-salaam and at sea.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.7

6.18am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.20am: Anchored, Dar-es-salaam.

1.05pm: Stork arrived with troops and kit, embarked same, 411 troops and officers.

Discharged stores.

4.40pm: GOC-in-C van Deventer and staff arrived on board.

10.15pm: Moresby Pt Lt: S11W(t).


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29 July 1917

Dar-es-salaam to Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.5

12.30am: HS Gascon passed North.

5.30am: 8 27S, 40 01E

9.30am: Anchored Kilwa Kisiwani

Lighter arrived for troops. Landed stores and passengers.

Supplied meat to HMS’ Minerva and Rinaldo.


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30 July 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.5

6.30am: General and staff landed.


31 July 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.5

7.20am: HMS Minerva out.

5.50pm: SS Camellia grounded on Rongozi Spit.

11.45pm: SS Camellia floated and proceeded to anchorage.



LOGS FOR AUGUST 1917

(Kilwa to Lindi with GOC, Dar-es-salaam, Zanzibar and to Simonstown via Kilwa and Lindi)


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1 August 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.5


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2 August 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani and at sea towards Lindi.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.5

1.0pm: GOC and staff embarked.

5.0pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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3 August 1917

At sea to Lindi.

Lat -10.0, Long 39.7

5.30: 9 50S

7.07am: Anchored, Lindi Bay.

8.30am: GOC and staff disembarked.


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4 August 1917

Lindi Bay and at sea towards Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -10.0, Long 39.7

10.30am: Discharged beef to HMS’ Hyacinth and Severn.

5.30pm: GOC and staff embarked.

5.57pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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5 August 1917

At sea to Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.7

5.12am: Moresby Pt Lt S57W(t) 5 miles.

10.27am: Anchored, Dar-es-salaam.

11.10am: General and staff landed.


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6 August 1917

Dar-es-salaam to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.5, Long 39.3

O Banfield AB, deserter, sent back on board from Durban.

Embarked stores.

10.05am. Weighed and proceeded.

1.38pm: Anchored, Zanzibar.

2.23pm: Shifted alongside collier Gryfevale.


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(Two days on this page)

7 August 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Coaling and watering.


8 August 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Carpenters fitting up bunks for Lascars

4.50pm: Ceased coaling, 338 tons in total.


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(Two days on this page)


9 August 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Shore carpenters fitting up bunks for Lascars


10 August 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Lighters arrived with naval empties, ordnance stores and naval stores.


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(Two days on this page)


11 August 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Shore carpenters fitting up bunks for Lascars

Receiving empties and stores.


12 August 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Shore carpenters fitting up bunks for Lascars

Received fruit for Kilwa hospital.


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13 August 1917

Zanzibar and at sea towards Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -6.3, Long 39.2

Received empties from HMS Thistle and one motor boat for transport.

Received stores, ratings and officers for passage south.

11.15am: Weighed and proceeded.

6.20pm: 7 09S, 39 45E


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14 August 1917

At sea to Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.5

5.30am: 8 42S, 39 52E

8.17am: Anchored, Kilwa Kisiwani.

Discharged stores to Kilwa, also to HMS’ Hyacinth, Lunka and Rinaldo and received empties for the Cape.

1.0pm: Embarked details troops for Lindi.

5.05pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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15 August 1917

At sea to Lindi and at sea.

Lat -10.0, Long 39.7

8.18am: Anchored, Lindi Bay

11.0am: HMS’ Mersey and Severn alongside for stores.

Transferring and receiving stores, heavy rain storm.

4.0pm: Details discharged to lighter with kit.

4.15pm: Weighed and proceeded, courses southerly.


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16 August 1917

At sea.

Lat -12.7, Long 41.0

5.30am: 11 19S, 40 53E

6.35pm: 14 08S, 41 05E


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17 August 1917

At sea.

Lat -17.5, Long 40.2

5.50am: 16 21S, 40 49E


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18 August 1917

At sea.

Lat -21.1, Long 38.0

6.08am: 20 18S, 38 27E

Strong winds, high head sea, ship labouring and shipping water for’d.

6.20pm: 21 59S, 37 32E


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19 August 1917

At sea.

Lat -24.9, Long 35.9

6.0am: 23 53S, 36 27E

6.06pm: 25 56S, 35 11E

9.0pm: SS Polglass Castle (formerly the German Reichenfels) passed North.


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20 August 1917

At sea.

Lat -29.1, Long 32.3

6.0am: 27 59S, 33 10E

9.45am: C St Lucia Lt abeam 9 miles.

Oiled 6" towing wires.

Examined cork lifebelts, 272 condemned as rotten.

8.0pm: Moderate gale, high head sea, cloudy.

Heavy rain squalls.

8.30pm: Aliwal Lt N70W(t) .

10.0pm: Ship pitching heavily and shipping heavy spray.


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21 August 1917

At sea.

Lat -32.2, Long 29.7

In am: Moderate gale, high head sea, ship pitching heavily.

6.0pm. 33 00S, 28 43E

9.0pm: Hood Pt Lt N40W(t).


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22 August 1917

At sea.

Lat -35.1, Long 24.9

6.0am: 34 37S, 26 33E


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23 August 1917

At sea to Cape Town.

Lat -35.0, Long 19.2

6.0am: 35 51S, 20 12E

11.30am: Pile Fontein Berg N12E(t) 30 miles.

3.12pm: C Hangklip abeam 7.5 miles.

5.20pm: Anchored, Simon’s Bay.


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24 August 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Discharging cargo into lighters.


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LOG BOOK – AUGUST 25th 1917 to JULY 14th 1918 not included



THE VOYAGES OF HMS TRENT
Operations in the Arabian and Red Sea, and homeward bound journey

JP map Trent 1807-1901

LOG BOOK – JULY 15th 1918 TO JANUARY 24th 1919


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Front cover dated 15/7/18

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Commander C.E. Irving RD RNR, officer commanding.

Period 15/7/18 to 24/1/19

HMS Trent, 8,998 tons, length 420 feet, beam 50 feet.

Engines, R Napier and sons, triple expansion, 7,500 IHP, dated 1900.

Boilers, Napier, Scotch type, 1900.

Propeller, Napier, 4 blades in a good state of repair.



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Printed page of Admiralty Instructions for logkeeping.

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Establishment. 19 officers, 7 european seamen, 42 natives. Engine room, 68 natives, 21 europeans. 38 native stewards. Total 195.

Fitted as a military transport, Bombay June 1918.

Aneroid barometer, D McGregor, Glasgow.

50 boats carried, 7 28’ lifeboats and rafts for 1,500 persons.

Draught 24’ 10.5”.

Signed by Cdr Irving and R Winter, Navigating officer.


Log books henceforth are standard RN logbooks, one page to one day.



LOGS FOR JULY 1918

(Suez to Aden and Bombay)


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15 July 1918

Suez.

Lat 29.93, Long 32.54

Commander CE Irving RD RNR this day took over command of HMS Trent.


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16 July 1918

Suez and at sea towards Bombay

Lat 29.93, Long 32.54

11.59am: Weighed and proceeded into docks to embark troops.

Embarked troops, took on stores and water.

7.0pm; Cast off and proceeded, courses southerly.


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17 July 1918

At sea.

Lat 26.9, Long 34.4

10.30pm: Daedalus Lt N60E(t)10.5 miles.


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18 July 1918

At sea.

Lat 22.3, Long 37.3


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19 July 1918

At sea.

Lat 17.6, Long 40.2

8.0am: 18 24N, 39 45E


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20 July 1918

At sea to Aden.

Lat 13.3, Long 43.2

11.37pm: Anchored, Aden.


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21 July 1918

Aden.

Lat 12.8, Long 45.1

6.05am: Weighed and proceeded into inner harbour, moored.

Lascar seaman Noor Magh No 9, reported by doctor to have ruptured urethra while on duty. Discharged to hospital in Aden for surgical treatment.

3.0pm: C De Silva reported on board by authority of RNO for passage to Bombay.

5.0pm: Commenced coaling from barges.

9.30pm: C De Silva, placed under arrest for unruly conduct.


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22 July 1918

Aden and at sea towards Bombay.

Lat 12.8, Long 45.1

6.45am: Discharged meat to HMS Perth.

11.50am: Finished coaling, 490 tons.

Received four bags of mail for Bombay PO and two bags for RNO Bombay.

12.35pm: Weighed and proceeded, courses easterly.

8.0pm: 12 54N, 46 23E


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23 July 1918

At sea.

Lat 13.7, Long 50.2

8.0am: 13 31N, 49 12E

8.0pm: 14 07N, 51 58E


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24 July 1918

At sea.

Lat 15.0, Long 55.8

8.0am: 14 46N, 54 44E

8.0pm: 15 26N, 57 35E

Rough seas with heavy swell all day and at midnight reported shipping water aft.


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25 July 1918

At sea.

Lat 16.3, Long 60.9

8.0am: 15 46N, 60 08E

8.0pm: 16 44N, 62 38E

Rolling in moderate to heavy SW swell all day.


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26 July 1918

At sea.

Lat 17.8, Long 66.5

8.0am: 17 30N, 65 31E

8.0pm: 18 13N, 68 25E


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27 July 1918

At sea to Bombay.

Lat 19.1, Long 72.2

8.0am: 18 52N, 71 34E

11.50am: Spoke patrol vessel.

5.39pm: Anchored, Bombay (now Mumbai).

Aden to Bombay. Steaming time 122 hours, 40 minutes. 1,677 miles. Average speed, 13.6 knots.


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28 July 1918

Bombay harbour.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

9.40am: Carpenter and five other ratings discharged to hospital as per surgeons report.

4.20pm: Shifted berth to Middle jetty and moored fore and aft.


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29 July 1918

Bombay harbour.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

Shore carpenters employed on promenade deck hand rails and isolation hospital.


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30 July 1918

Bombay harbour.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

6.0am: Watch mustered, two men missing, one deck cook, one topaz (a sweeper).

9.15am: Shifted mooring from Alexandra Dock to Victoria Dock.


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31 July 1918

Bombay harbour.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

7.0am: Shore labour working at ballast and clearing bilge suctions,

Carpenters erecting isolation hospital.



LOGS FOR AUGUST 1918

(Bombay for minor refit, Rangoon and Seychelles with Chinese Labour Corps for Dar-es-salaam)


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1 August 1918

Bombay harbour.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

Contractors working on the bilge suctions and the latrines.

Carpenters at work on the gig, the promenade deck rails and the isolation hospital. French polishers at work in the smoke room and the Commander’s quarters. Sailmakers repairing awnings.


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2 August 1918

Bombay harbour.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

Shore carpenters employed building hospital quarters, also on various other work.

Work continuing on bilge suction and roses (the roses are the strainers on the end of the suction pipes).


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3 August 1918

Bombay harbour.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

7.30am: Commenced coaling from barges alongside.

Shore carpenters and contractors at work.


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4 August 1918

Bombay harbour.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

3.0am: Coaling complete, 950 tons.

Shore contractors at work.


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5 August 1918

Bombay harbour.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

Shore contractors at work.


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6 August 1918

Bombay harbour.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

Shore contractors at work.


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7 August 1918

Bombay harbour.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

Shore contractors at work.


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8 August 1918

Bombay harbour.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

Shore contractors at work.


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9 August 1918

Bombay harbour.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

Shore contractors at work.

In pm: Loading ammunition and cargo.


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10 August 1918

Bombay and at sea towards Rangoon.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

1.10pm: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0pm: 18 48N, 71 41E


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11 August 1918

At sea.

Lat 16.1, Long 71.8

8.0am: 16 53N, 71 15E

8.0pm: 14 31N, 72 41E


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12 August 1918

At sea.

Lat 11.4, Long 74.6

8.0pm: 9 49N, 75 26E


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13 August 1918

At sea.

Lat 7.0, Long 77.6

8.0am: 7 24N, 76 40E

8.0pm: 6 12N, 79 15E

11.59pm: Pt De Galle Lt N(t).


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14 August 1918

At sea.

Lat 7.1, Long 82.9

3.40am: Hambantota Lt abeam 15 miles app.

8.0am: 6 20N, 82 01E

8.0pm: 8 06N, 84 22E


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15 August 1918

At sea.

Lat 10.4, Long 88.1

8.0am: 9 42N, 86 34E

8.0pm: 11 34N, 89 37E


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16 August 1918

At sea.

Lat 13.8, Long 92.3

8.0am: 13 12N, 91 38E

8.25am: Oil SS Euplectela passed W.

8.0pm: 14 37N, 94 00E


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17 August 1918

At sea to Rangoon.

Lat 16.76, Long 96.2

8.0am: 16 04N, 96 08E

8.38am: Picked up pilot.

12.25pm: Pilot handed over to berthing master.

1.15pm: Moored to no 4 buoy.

Summary of Passage. Steaming Time 163h28m. Distance 2,270. Ave. speed 13.9kts.

4.40pm: Comenced coaling both sides.


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18 August 1918

Rangoon (Now Yangon).

Lat 16.76, Long 96.2

Coaling proceeding.

11.45am: Two ER Lascars handed over to police.

11.59am: Finished coaling, 600 tons.


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19 August 1918

Rangoon.

Lat 16.76, Long 96.2

Making ready to receive troops stores. One officer and ten other ranks embarked.


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20 August 1918

Rangoon.

Lat 16.76, Long 96.2

8.10am: Receiving troops stores.

11.30am: Embarked Chinese Labour Corps on board, one officer i/c, three interpreters, 669 other ranks.

5.0pm: Larbour corps medically inspected.

Quarantine lights exhibited.


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21 August 1918

Rangoon and at sea to to Dar-es-salaam.

Lat 16.76, Long 96.2

1.06pm: Weighed and proceeded.

4.49pm: Dropped pilot.

8.0pm: 15 37N, 95 46E


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22 August 1918

At sea.

Lat 13.7, Long 92.6

5.0am: Abdul San Kee, aged 45, butcher died. Cause of death, dysentery and syncope.

8.0am: 14 14N, 93 25E

10.0am: Stopped and committed remains of Abdul San Kee to the deep.

8.0pm: 12 44N, 91 09E


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23 August 1918

At sea.

Lat 10.8, Long 88.4

8.0am: 11 06N, 89 36E

8.0pm: 9 45N, 86 59E


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24 August 1918

At sea.

Lat 7.4, Long 84.8

8.0am: 8 08N, 84 53E

8.0pm: 6 47N, 83 08E


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25 August 1918

At sea.

Lat 5.8, Long 80.8

8.0am. 6 00N, 81 31E

8.0pm: 5 12N, 79 45E


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26 August 1918

At sea.

Lat 3.0, Long 76.5

8.0am: 3 38N, 77 01E

8.0pm: 2 13N, 75 00E


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27 August 1918

At sea.

Lat 0.7, Long 71.8

8.0pm: 0 08N, 70 07E


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28 August 1918

At sea.

Lat -1.1, Long 66.6

8.0am: 0 46S, 67 32E

8.0pm: 1 41S, 64 46E


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29 August 1918

At sea.

Lat -2.8, Long 61.4

8.0pm: 3 22S, 59 39E

6.15am: Telemotor gear broke down. Shipped after steam gear and adjusted telemotor.

8.0am: 2 36S, 62 00E

8.25am: Resumed steering with telemotor.


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30 August 1918

At sea.

Lat -4.3, Long 56.2

8.0am: 4 22S, 57 06E (Lat incorrectly N in log)

10.58am: Connected up poop steering gear after telemotor pipe burst.

12.54pm: Connected up telemotor gear.

4.28pm: Anchored, Port Victoria, Seychelles.

5.15pm: Shifted to inner anchorage.

Voyage summary. Rangoon to Seychelles. 215 hours, 2,774 miles, Ave. speed 12.9 kts.


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31 August 1918

Port Victoria, Seychelles,

Lat -4.6, Long 55.5

7.0am: Coaling.

6.50pm: Finished coaling, 300 tons.



LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1918

(To Dar-es-salaam with Chinese Labour Corps, to Suez via Zanzibar and Aden with troops)


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1 September 1918

Port Victoria and at sea,

Lat -4.2, Long 55.3

9.58am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0pm: 4 00S, 53 47E


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2 September 1918

At sea,

Lat -4.6, Long 50.2

8.0am: 4 33S, 51 04E

8.0pm: 5 01S, 48 23E


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3 September 1918

At sea.

Lat -5.8, Long 44.7

9.48am: Shipped steam steering gear on poop, telemotor being out of order.

11.48am: Telemotor re-connected.

8.0pm: 6 12S, 42 53E


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4 September 1918

At sea to Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.7

6.0am: 6 45S

11.32am: Anchored Dar-es-salaam.

1.0pm: Tug Stork alongside.


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5 September 1918

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.7

In am: Disembarked the Chinese Labour Corps in two trips by SS Stork.

10.30am: Officers and naval ratings mustered and articles of war read.

4.05pm: Pilot aboard and shifted berth to inner harbour.

In pm: Stores discharged to lighter.


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6 September 1918

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.7

In am: Discharged cargo and ammunition. Crew scrubbing boot-topping. (This is the point slightly above the water line where the anti-fouling paint meets the paint on the ship’s side, the join often delineated with a line in a contrasting colour, nicely illustrated here.)


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7 September 1918

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.7

7.0am: Shore labour arrived to clean troop deck.

Troop decks, quarters and latrines disinfected by sanitary staff.


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8 September 1918

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.7


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9 September 1918

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.7

In am: Taking in troops baggage and rations.

In pm: Embarked troops. Troops and troop decks inspected by GOC.

Received mail for Zanzibar, Eygpt and London.


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10 September 1918

Dar-es-salaam to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.09am: Anchored, Zanzibar.

12.30pm: Coaling throughout.

In port: HMS’ Hyacinth (C-in-C), Minerva and Rinaldo.

Lt W Ferguson RNR, off duty sick.


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11 September 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Coaling throughout.

All boats’ water breakers (small barrels) refilled and sterilised.

Lt W Ferguson RNR, off duty sick.


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12 September 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Coaling throughout.

Lt W Ferguson RNR resumed duty.

Hands holy-stoning the foc’sle deck and overhauling lifeboat falls.

Received mail from the PO and from HMS Minerva.

5.0pm: Completed coal, 673 tons.


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13 September 1918

Zanzibar and at sea towards Aden.

Lat -4.9, Long 39.6

6.0am: Weighed and proceeded.


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14 September 1918

At sea.

Lat -0.1, Long 43.0

8.0pm: 1 19N, 44 32E


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15 September 1918

At sea.

Lat 3.7, Long 47.4

8.0am: 2 40N, 46 33E

8.0pm: 5 04N, 48 39E

Eng. S/Lt Bell RNR, off duty sick.


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16 September 1918

At sea.

Lat 8.2, Long 50.5

8.0am: 7 17N, 50 13E

8.0pm: 9 51N, 51 03E


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17 September 1918

At sea.

Lat 12.2, Long 49.7

8.0am: 12 13N, 50 43E

Hands at rest, Ramadan.

6.17pm: 13 22N, 48 17E


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18 September 1918

At sea to Aden.

Lat 12.8, Long 45.1

5.30am: 12 35N, 45 44E

8.48am: Arrived at rendezvous and proceeded up swept channel.

10.48am: Anchored, Aden harbour.

2.30pm: HMS Doris arrived.

Landed two bags of mail.


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19 September 1918

Aden and at sea towards Suez.

Lat 12.3, Long 44.1

Received mail for London from HMS Doris.

6.18am: Weighed and proceeded.

1.55pm: HMT Tagus passed East. (Tagus also served as a hospital ship)

6.12pm: Mokha Lt N71E 6 miles.


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20 September 1918

At sea.

Lat 16.6, Long 40.9

8.0am: 15 50N, 41 28E

8.0pm: 18 08N, 39 55E


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21 September 1918

At sea.

Lat 21.1, Long 38.0

8.0am: 20 29N, 38 30E

7.0pm: Pte McDonald, 5463, C Coy 2/WIR, died of pneumonia.

8.0pm: 22 34N, 37 53E

10.0pm: Stopped and committed his body to the deep with military honours.


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22 September 1918

At sea.

Lat 25.4, Long 35.4

8.0am: 24 56n, 35 40E

8.0pm 26 55N, 34 24E

11.59pm: HMHS Egypt passed South.


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23 September 1918

At sea to Port Tewfik. (Also Port Taufiq and now known as Suez Port)

Lat 29.8, Long 32.5

8.0am: 28 55N, 32 52E

1.02pm: Anchored for pratique and pilot.

2.35pm: Weighed and proceeded.

3.45pm: Made fast alongside to Pilgrim Wharf, Port Tewfik.

Disembarking troops and baggage.


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24 September 1918

Suez Bay.

Lat 29.9, Long 32.5

3.30am: Finished discharging troops, baggage and stores.

11.39am: Cast off and proceeded to anchorage.

12.14pm: Anchored, Suez Bay.


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25 September 1918

Suez Bay.

Lat 29.9, Long 32.5

In pm: Heavy squalls and sand storm.


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26 September 1918

Suez Bay.

Lat 29.9, Long 32.5


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27 September 1918

Suez Bay.

Lat 29.9, Long 32.5


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28 September 1918

Suez Bay.

Lat 29.9, Long 32.5


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29 September 1918

Suez Bay.

Lat 29.9, Long 32.5

In pm: Receiving frozen meat and military stores.

5.20pm: Weighed and proceeded into Port Tewfik.

Taking in stores.


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30 September 1918

Port Tewfik.

Lat 29.9, Long 32.5

12.20am: Finished taking in stores.

2.0am: Troop train alongside, embarking troops, baggage and rations.

7.0am: Embarkation complete, shifted to anchorage.



LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1918

(Embarking troops at Suez and to Bombay via Aden)


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1 October 1918

Suez Bay.

Lat 29.9, Long 32.5

Coaling, received 705 tons.

Received mail for Basra and Aden.

Taking on fresh water.

“ I have this day admonished Lt WC Ferguson RNR for being found asleep on his watch when in charge of the ship at single anchor, the ship at the time being full of troops.” CE Irving, Commander RNR.


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2 October 1918

Suez Bay and at sea towards Aden.

Lat 28.8, Long 33.0

5.54am: Weighed and proceeded.

5.30pm: Ashrafi Lt S46W 1.5 miles.


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3 October 1918

At sea.

Lat 24.4, Long 36.1

8.0am: 25 12N, 35 30E

8.0pm: 22 50N, 36 59E


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4 October 1918

At sea.

Lat 19.9, Long 38.9

8.0am: 25 35N, 38 19E


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5 October 1918

At sea.

Lat 15.6, Long 41.7

8.0am: 16 10N, 41 17E

8.44pm: Abu Ail Lt (Quoin I.) S45W 2.75 miles.


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6 October 1918

At sea to Aden.

Lat 12.5, Long 44.8

5.12am: Stopped to communicate with HMS Proserpine.

10.30am: Parade and inspection, but Divine Service omitted owing to navigation and no chaplain on board. Heavy head sea.

2.28pm: Stopped for examination vessel and to pick up pilot.

3.52pm: Anchored and moored to buoy astern in Aden harbour.

Landed mail and received mail for Bombay.


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7 October 1918

Aden and at sea towards Bombay.

Lat 12.6, Long 45.8

3.10am: Finished taking in fresh water.

6.25am: Pilot Kennedy arrived.

6.45am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0pm: 12 58N, 47 32E


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8 October 1918

At sea.

Lat 13.7, Long 50.5

All troop deck ports open throughout the day.

6.10am: Made dhow ahead.

6.50am: Dhow lowered sail and lowered canoe and waved a red flag.

7.0am: Stopped engine. Canoe came alongside and informed captain that they required water and food.

7.10am: Sent boat to search dhow, found plenty of water and bags of food. Recalled and hoisted boat. Proceeded.

Reg. No. of dhow 104. Bound from Ras Alula to Makella.

8.0am: 13 34N, 50 00E

8.0pm: 14 07N, 52 11E

Commenced distilling.


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9 October 1918

At sea.

Lat 15.1, Long 55.8

8.0am: 14 45N, 54 46E

8.50am: Passed P & O SS Nore opposite.

8.0pm: 15 31N, 57 37E


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10 October 1918

At sea.

Lat 16.4, Long 60.9

8.0am: 16 13N, 60 11E

2.10pm: Communicated with HMHS Egypt, westbound.

8.0pm: 16 52N, 62 42E


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11 October 1918

At sea.

Lat 17.9, Long 66.1

8.0am: 17 30N, 65 20E

6.05pm: 18 13N, 67 21E


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12 October 1918

At sea to Bombay.

Lat 19.1, Long 71.3

8.0am: 18 55N, 70 42E

3.40pm: Communicated with patrol vessel.

7.43pm: Stopped off Sunk Rock Lt for examination vessel and pilot (Worthington).

8.20pm: Anchored in Bombay harbour.


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13 October 1918

Bombay.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

6.30am: Weighed and proceeded into Alexandra Dock.

Troops discharging rations and baggage.

In pm: Troops disembarked.

4.40pm: Disembarkation complete.

4.50pm: Let go and proceeded to anchorage off Prince’s Dock.


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14 October 1918

Bombay.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

4.25am: Weighed and proceeded into Prince’s Dock.

8.0am: Let go and entered dry dock.

10.10am: Ship on blocks and shored off.

Dock labourers scrubbing sides and bottom.

2.0pm: Contractors painting boot topping.

2.50pm: Dock dry.

3.0pm: Lowered anchors and cables into dock.


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15 October 1918

Bombay.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

Mereweather dry dock.

6.0pm: Finished painting bottom and commenced to flood the dock.

Stopped at 15’.


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16 October 1918

Bombay.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

7.50am: Cleared dry dock and moored alongside HMT Thessalia.

Contractors working on troop deck fittings and caulking spar deck.

6.30pm: A Carpenter, Ass. Store Keeper rejoined from hospital.


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17 October 1918

Bombay.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

Contractors working on general repairs.

In pm: Floating crane alongside to land engine parts.


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18 October 1918

Bombay.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

7.30am: Shifted berth to F Shed alongside HMT Urlana.

Work proceeding, surplus military meat landed.


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19 October 1918

Bombay.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

Repairs, cleaning.


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20 October 1918

Bombay.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

Repairs, cleaning.


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21 October 1918

Bombay.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

Repairs, cleaning, painting, took on fresh water.


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22 October 1918

Bombay.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

Repairs, cleaning, painting.

Took on boiler water.

1,084 blankets landed for cleaning.

Mr JB Terry, 4th Officer, off duty sick.


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23 October 1918

Bombay.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

Repairs, cleaning, painting.

Mr JB Terry, 4th Officer, off duty sick.


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24 October 1918

Bombay.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

Repairs, cleaning, painting.

Mr JB Terry, 4th Officer, off duty sick.

Landed 1,115 hammocks and 170 lifebelts.


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25 October 1918

Bombay.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

Repairs, cleaning, painting.

Shifted to K berth.


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26 October 1918

Bombay.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

Repairs, cleaning, painting.


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27 October 1918

Bombay.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

Sunday routine, but contractors at work.


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28 October 1918

Bombay.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

Repairs, cleaning, painting.

Contractors working on gun platform for poop.


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29 October 1918

Bombay.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

Repairs, cleaning, painting.

Contractors working on gun platform for poop.

Coaling throughout.


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30 October 1918

Bombay.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

Repairs, preparing for painting.

Contractors working on gun platform for poop.

Coaling throughout.

Hammocks and blankets returned.


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31 October 1918

Bombay.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

Repairs, preparing for painting.

Contractors working on gun platform for poop and magazine in no 5 hold.

Coaling throughout.

HT Jehangir moored alongside briefly.



LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1918

(Bombay to Suez via Aden with troops and Alexandria)


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1 November 1918

Bombay.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

7.0am: Coaling complete.

Cleaning, repairs and construction proceeding.


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2 November 1918

Bombay.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

Naval ratings returned and victualled on board.

Construction proceeding.


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3 November 1918

Bombay.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

Work proceeding.


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4 November 1918

Bombay.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

Work proceeding.

Took on fresh water.


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5 November 1918

Bombay.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

10.33am: Shifted from Prince’s dock to Alexandra dock.

Contractor’s work proceeding.

Mr JB Terry, 4th Officer, off duty sick.


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6 November 1918

Bombay.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

Contractor’s work proceeding.


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7 November 1918(Incorrectly dated 8th in log)

Bombay.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

Contractor’s work proceeding.

In pm: Took in military stores and 20 boxes of coin.


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8 November 1918

Bombay and at sea towards Aden.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

7.30am: Embarking troops and received meat for same.

10.45am: Embarkation complete.

1.10pm: Let go and proceeded.

8.0pm: 19 00N, 71 40E


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9 November 1918

At sea.

Lat 18.3, Long 68.0

8.0am: 18 20N, 68 52E


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10 November 1918

At sea.

Lat 17.5, Long 62.5

8.0am: 17 32N, 63 30E

8.0pm: 17 05N, 60 44E

Divine Services omitted owing to large numbers of troops being sea sick.

Cyclonic disturbances noted.


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11 November 1918

At sea.

Lat 16.6, Long 57.2

3.0am: Every appearance of approaching centre of storm. Closed all troop deck ports.

4.0am: Eased to slow to watch wind. Squally and threatening.

6.12am: Proceeded full speed.

8.0am: 16 35N, 58 08E

Heavy rain, followed by heavy SE sea and swell.

1.0pm: Weather threatening. Wind and sea increased rapidly and heavy continuous rain set in, every indication of approaching path of storm.

2.53pm: Eased to slow.

3.20pm: Altered course to ESE (from S64W).

4.0pm: Heavy sea, hard driving rain, dense haze.

8.0pm: 16 10N, 56 47E

8.0pm: Weather clearing and moderating, but frequent wind and rain squalls.


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12 November 1918

At sea.

Lat 15.1, Long 55.8

3.0am: Weather moderating and clearing.

8.0am: 15 31N, 56 29E

8.0pm: 14 42N, 54 04E

11.59pm: Received news of Armistice.


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13 November 1918

At sea.

Lat 13.8, Long 50.5

8.0am: 14 03N, 51 24E

8.0pm: 13 24N 48 43E


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14 November 1918

At sea to Aden and at sea towards Suez.

Lat 12.8, Long 45.1

8.0am: 13 39N, 45 06E

8.39am: Stopped for examination officer and picked up pilot Kennedy. Proceeded.

9.37am: Anchored in inner harbour and moored astern to buoy.

Disembarked details and commenced coaling. Ship dressed.

Landed mail for RNO and received mail for Suez.

HMS’ Juno and Odin in port.

12.30pm: Finished coaling, 100 tons.

4.18pm: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0pm: 12 21N, 44 33E


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15 November 1918

At sea.

Lat 15.0, Long 42.1

8.0am: 14 09N, 42 42E

Troops paraded and inspected.

Hands fitting new sails to lifeboats.

8.0pm: 16 30N, 41 04E


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16 November 1918

At sea.

Lat 19.5, Long 39.1

8.0am: 18 47N, 39 31E

8.0pm: 21 02N, 38 09E

8.0pm SS Brendon passed South.


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17 November 1918

At sea.

Lat 24.1, Long 36.3

8.0am: 23 16N, 36 48E

8.0pm: 25 36N, 35 18E

Paymr Stevenson and Ch. Stew. Humphries, off duty sick.


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18 November 1918

At sea to Suez bay.

Lat 28.4, Long 33.1

8.0am. 27 43N, 33 50E

11.47am: Ras Gharib L Ho S45W 1.25 miles. Communicated latest news by request.

7.27pm: Anchored in Suez bay.

Boat despatched for mails.

Paymr Stevenson and Ch. Stew. Humphries, off duty sick.


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19 November 1918

Pilgrim wharf, Port Tewfik and at sea to Suez canal.

Lat 29.9, Long 32.6

7.15am: Weighed and proceeded into Port Tewfik.

Disembarked troops and military stores. Discharged 20 cases of bullion.

Paymaster Stephenson RNR and Mr Humphries resumed duty.

2.15pm: Weighed and proceeded to anchorage in bay. Mr Davidson canal pilot boarded.

7.0pm. Weighed and proceeded into canal.

9.15 to 11.0pm: Passing through Bitter lake.


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20 November 1918

Suez canal to Port Said and at sea.

Lat 31.3, Long 32.3

12.43am: Changed pilots at Ismalia.

7.10am: Anchored, Port Said.

Discharged canal searchlight outfit. Receiving fresh water.

4.10pm: Weighed and proceeded, courses West of North.


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21 November 1918

At sea to Alexandria.

Lat 31.21, Long 29.9

8.0am: 31 56N, 30 00E

12.24pm: Anchored, Alexandria harbour.


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22 November 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.21, Long 29.9


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23 November 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.21, Long 29.9


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24 November 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.21, Long 29.9


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25 November 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.21, Long 29.9


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26 November 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.21, Long 29.9


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27 November 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.21, Long 29.9


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28 November 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.21, Long 29.9


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29 November 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.21, Long 29.9

2.45pm: Shifted anchorage to mooring buoys.

Eng. S/Lt Hughes. off duty sick.


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30 November 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.21, Long 29.9

Coaling throughout from lighters both sides.

Eng. S/Lt Hughes, off duty sick.



LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1918

(Alexandria to Southampton via Gibraltar with troops, London and to Bremerhaven via Chatham)


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1 December 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.21, Long 29.9

Coaling.

Eng. S/Lt Hughes resumed duty.


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2 December 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.21, Long 29.9

12.45pm: Finished coaling. Received 1,000 tons.

Embarked 16 RAMC orderlies.


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3 December 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.21, Long 29.9

7.0am: Pilot Hassim boarded and moored alongside berth 42.

Embarked troops, military stores, stores and mail for London.


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4 December 1918

Alexandria and at sea towards Gibraltar.

Lat 31.21, Long 29.9

8.40am: Let go from quay and anchored, pilot Mahomad Atar. Exercised boat stations.

10.50am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.30am: Passed through net defences, course N71W


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5 December 1918

At sea.

Lat 32.7, Long 24.7

8.0am: 32 42N, 25 03E

5.45pm: 33 10N

Eng. S/Lt Hughes, off duty sick.


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6 December 1918

At sea.

Lat 34.1, Long 19.3

8.0am: 34 02N, 19 55E

Pitching and rolling to heavy NW sea and swell, winds force 7/8.

8.0pm: 34 38N, 17 26E

Eng. S/Lt Hughes, off duty sick.


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7 December 1918

At sea.

Lat 36.0, Long 13.7

5.0am: Arrived at rendezvous, no sign of escort.

8.0am. 35 29N, 14 40E

8.0pm: 37 02N, 11 48E

Eng. S/Lt Hughes, off duty sick.


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8 December 1918

At sea.

Lat 37.8, Long 8.3

8.0am. 37 53N, 9 25E

Divine service omitted owing to number of troops and no chaplain.

All troops paraded in life belts.

8.0pm: 37 30N, 6 02E

11.35pm: C Carbon Lt S8E(t).

Eng. S/Lt Hughes, off duty sick.


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9 December 1918

At sea.

Lat 36.9, Long 1.7

8.0am: 37 08N, 2 50E

11.0am: Troop deck ports closed and hatches battened down.

4.0pm: Rolling in rough sea.

8.0pm: 36 44N, 0 30W

Eng. S/Lt Hughes resumed duty.


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10 December 1918

At sea to Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

8.0am: 36 28N, 3 52W

1.48pm: Anchored, Gibraltar.

Took on military stores and fresh water.


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11 December 1918

Gibraltar and at sea to Portland.

Lat 36.0, Long -6.4

7.22am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0pm. 36 37N, 8 21W

11.0pm: C St Vincent N48E(t) 7.25 miles.


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12 December 1918

At sea.

Lat 39.7, Long -9.8

8.0am: 38 46N, 9 57W

2.13 to 5.02pm: Passing through fog banks, slow speeds, double lookouts.

8.0pm: 41 18N, 9 45W


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13 December 1918

At sea.

Lat 44.6, Long -8.6

8.0am: 43 49N, 9 18W


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14 December 1918

At sea to Portland.

Lat 49.5, Long -4.4

8.0am: 48 40N, 5 15W

7.30pm: Anchored, Portland outer anchorage.


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15 December 1918

Portland to Southampton.

Lat 50.89, Long -1.4

6.35am: Weighed and proceeded.

9.39 to 9.56am: Eased down in the vicinity of wrecks.

11.48am: Stopped in St Helen’s Roads, picked up pilot.

1.36pm: Anchored off Netley, picked up dock pilot.

2.03pm: Weighed and proceeded into dock.

2.45pm: Made fast in Empress dock and commenced to disembark troops.

5.30pm: Disembarkation complete.


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16 December 1918

Southampton and at sea.

Lat 50.89, Long -1.40

Landed military stores, rations and medical.

8.23pm: Cast off and proceeded, Pilot C Pearce.

Courses easterly.


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17 December 1918

At sea to London.

Lat 51.4, Long 1.6

4.40am: Dungeness Lt N41W(m) 2 miles.

10.42am: Passed Southend Pier.

2.20pm: Entered Albert dock and tied up alongside.


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18 December 1918

Albert Dock Basin,London.

Lat 51.507, Long 0.05

S/Lt A Powrie, Eng. S/Lt Bell, engineers A Caradyce and Hughes, and Eng. Lt Foskett, on leave.

In pm: Continuous rain.


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19 December 1918

London.

Lat 51.507, Long 0.05


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20 December 1918

London.

Lat 51.507, Long 0.05

6.0am: 1st Tindall Romezoomy deserted.


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21 December 1918

London.

Lat 51.507, Long 0.05

Lascars Abdul Barick and Kudrutolla, discharged to hospital.

12.20pm: Orders to move ship, officers and men recalled from leave and shifted to Victoria dock, assisted by two tugs.


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22 December 1918

London.

Lat 51.507, Long 0.05

7.0am to noon: Coaling.


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23 December 1918

London.

Lat 51.507, Long 0.05

8.0am to 5.0pm: Coaling, 639 tons, 15 cwt.


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24 December 1918

London.

Lat 51.507, Long 0.05

Coaling and receiving stores and meat.


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25 December 1918

London to Sheerness.

Lat 51.5, Long 0.6

5.14am: Left Albert dock and proceeded down river.

8.30am: Lt W Ferguson RNR, after being sent for several times to come onto bridge, was found by the Captain in an unfit state to attend to his duties. He was ordered to his cabin.

8.20am: Arrived at Nore LV.

10.16am: Secured to buoy.

11.15am: Collier alongside.

3.0 to 4.20pm: Coaling.


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26 December 1918

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

Coaling.


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27 December 1918

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

Coaling.

9.0am: Lt CM Ford RNR joined ship from RN Barracks Chatham.

10.0am: Acting Captain MH Penfold and Cdr CE Cundall RN boarded to hold enquiry into conduct of Lt WC Ferguson RNR.

1.0pm: Lt WC Ferguson, discharged to RNH Chatham to recover from the effects of drink and drugs.

3.30pm: Lt/Cdr HEH Croft RN proceeded on leave.


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28 December 1918

Sheerness and at sea towards Bremerhaven.

Lat 51.5, Long 1.2

10.25am: Slipped and proceeded.

2.02pm: Stopped off Harwich.

2.30pm: HMS Starfish closed.

2.50pm: HM drifter alongside with one officer and 120 marines.

2.57pm: Proceeded, Starfish in company.

6.58pm: Anchored in Yarmouth Roads.


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29 December 1918

Yarmouth and at sea.

Lat 53.0, Long 1.9

8.10am: Weighed and proceeded.


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30 December 1918

At sea towards Bremerhaven.

Lat 55.2, Long 5.8

9.20pm: Anchored.


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31 December 1918

At sea to Bremerhaven.

Lat 53.8, Long 8.4 (approximate)

11.33am: Weighed and proceeded but forced to anchor immediately in thick fog.

12.03pm: Weighed and proceeded.

2.26pm: Anchored, Bremerhaven Roads.



LOGS FOR JANUARY 1919

(Bremerhaven to Cherbourg with French POWs and Southampton with Belgian POWs)


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1 January 1919

Bremerhaven.

Lat 53.54, Long 8.56

9.12am: Weighed and proceeded into dock.

11.05am: German agents of Armistice commission boarded.


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2 January 1919

Bremerhaven.

Lat 53.54, Long 8.56


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3 January 1919

Bremerhaven.

Lat 53.54, Long 8.56


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4 January 1919

Bremerhaven.

Lat 53.54, Long 8.56

In pm: Embarked 1,202 French and Belgian prisoners of war.


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5 January 1919

Bremerhaven and at sea towards Cherbourg.

Lat 54.3, Long 7.8

1.06am: Cast off, HMS Starfish in company.

2.0am: Cleared lock and proceeded.

3.45am: Anchored off Hoheweg LV.

7.37am: Weighed and proceeded.

9.34am: Dropped pilot.

11.0pm: Stood by Dogger Bank Zuid LV.

11.59pm: Starfish located LV.


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6 January 1919

At sea to anchorage off Winterton LH.

Lat 53.0, Long 4.1

3.0am: Very heavy sea, hard squalls.

4.0am: Storm with high seas, shipping water overall.

5.14am: Smashed front woodwork of bridge, eased to slow.

7.40pm: Passed Haisbro LH, 2 miles.

8.19pm: Anchored off Winterton LH.


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7 January 1919

Winterton LH to anchorage off Edinburgh LV (Thames estuary).

Lat 52.1, Long 1.7

7.36am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.36am: Stopped for engine room purposes, anchored.

1.16pm: Weighed and proceeded.

4.46pm: Anchored off Edinburgh LV.


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8 January 1919

Thames estuary and at sea.

Lat 51.0, Long 1.1

7.38am: Weighed and proceeded thro’ South Edinburgh channel.

3.18pm: Signal from escort, “Proceed Cherbourg direct”.

5.55pm: Reduced speed, escort unable to keep up in heavy sea.

9.36pm: Barfleur Lt S14W.


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9 January 1919

At sea to Cherbourg.

Lat 49.7, Long -1.7

1.55am: Anchored off.

3.15am: Pilot aboard, Weighed and proceeded.

3.57am: Anchored, Cherbourg outer harbour.

8.10am: Weighed and proceeded to quay.

All French troops disembarked.


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10 January 1919

Cherbourg to Southampton Water.

Lat 50.5, Long -1.3

7.51am: Left dock and proceeded.

3.0pm: Anchored off Netley.

3.10pm: Tug alongside for Belgian troops.


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11 January 1919

Southampton Water.

Lat 50.89, Long -1.40

4.30pm: RAMC Surgeon and three orderlies disembarked.

9.0am: Paymr Lt RV Stephenson RNR returned from leave.


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12 January 1919

Southampton Water.

Lat 50.89, Long -1.40

9.0am: Eng. S/Lt Gibson RNR, discharged to report to Ministry of Shipping.


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13 January 1919

Southampton Water.

Lat 50.89, Long -1.40

S/Lt R Winter RNR joined ship and Lt CW Ford RNR left.


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14 January 1919

Southampton Water.

Lat 50.89, Long -1.40

Paymaster Lt Stuart RNR joined ship.

In pm: Force 6 wind and squalls, veered cable to 60 fathoms.


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15 January 1919

Southampton Water.

Lat 50.89, Long -1.40


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16 January 1919

Southampton Water.

Lat 50.89, Long -1.40

Lt/Cdr HE Croft RNR and S/Lt AM Powrie RNR rejoined.


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17 January 1919

Southampton Water to Portsmouth harbour.

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

9.40am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.59am: Anchored off Spit buoy.

12.14pm: Weighed and proceeded into harbour.

1.12pm. Moored to no 7 buoy.

Lt GR Nutall RNR and S/Lt N Young RNR left ship.

Paymaster S/Lt EJ Hone RNR joined.


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18 January 1919

Portsmouth.

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11


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19 January 1919

Portsmouth.

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11


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20 January 1919

Portsmouth.

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

8.10am: Tug Pert alongside, unmoored.

8.30am: Entered lock, awaiting dock water level.

9.45am: Entered dock and moored alongside HMS Cove.


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21 January 1919

Portsmouth.

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

Clearing stores from no 5 hold.


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22 January 1919

Portsmouth.

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

Clearing stores from no 5 hold.


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23 January 1919

Portsmouth.

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

Landing stores.


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24 January 1919

Portsmouth.

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

Ship paid off and turned over to Royal Mail Steam Packet Company.

Signed, Commander CE Irving RNR.


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