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Destroyer, Yarrow S-class

Built in place of W-class WAYFARER, ordered 4.17, G.33 (8.18). Launched 16.3.18 Yarrow. 930 tons, 273(oa), 260(pp)x26x10ft. Turbine 23000shp, 36kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. Crew: 90. Grand Fleet 1918. Sold 19.11.29 J. King. All except two of Class completed April 1918 to October 1919, several served in Baltic and Black Sea in 1919-20 and Mediterranean 1919-22. (British Warships 1914-1919/Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906-21)

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Shipbuilding British Isles

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

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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.

THE VOYAGES OF HMS TORCH (2) 1918

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 BOOKS – MAY 11TH 1918 to JUNE 30TH 1918


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[These are cover pages or blank.]


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Barometer: aneroid, T Wheeler no. 3739

Thermometers for Air Temperature: Position ‒ in Ship After Canopy, Maker ‒ Kelvin, Bottomley & Baird



LOGS FOR MAY 1918


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11 May 1918

Off Greenock

Lat 55.9704, Long -4.7555

1.00pm: Took over ship from Mess'rs Yarrow. Ship at anchor off Greenock.

Oil Fuel on board 212.5 tons. Culinary Coal on board 3.0 tons

5.00pm: Read out & exercised Fire & Collision stations


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12 May 1918

Off Lamlash

Lat 55.5298, Long -5.1066

8.15am: Weighed & proceeded, course & speed as requisite for Lamlash

9.05am: Stopped & exercised sea boat

10.05am: Arrived Lamlash, anchored

5.15pm: Exercised General Quarters & ‘Abandon ship’


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13 May 1918

Off Lamlash

Lat 55.5298, Long -5.1066

5.30pm: HMS Maenad anchored in harbour

8.40pm: Weighed & secured to oiler for oil, received 26 tons


[HMS Maenad, 793 ton destroyer, was launched in 1915 by William Denny & Bros, Dumbarton. She was scrapped in 1921.]


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14 May 1918

Clyde to Scapa Flow

Lat 55.35, Long -5.14

11.15am: Slipped oiler & proceeded in company with “Maenad”, course & speed as requisite for Scapa [Flow]

11.20am: Passed boom

12.40pm: Ailsa Craig abeam

6.10pm: Exercised ‘Action’ stations

9.39pm: Darkened ship, exercised ‘Night action’ stations

10.00pm: Secured


[Ailsa Craig is a small island in the Clyde estuary at Lat 55.25, Long -5.13.]


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15 May 1918

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.92, Long -3.1

6.40am: Course & speed as requisite for entering Scapa Flow

6.50am: Secured to oiler for oil

8.30am: Received 72 tons, left oiler, secured alongside “Diligence”


[HMS Diligence, 3883 ton depot ship, was built in 1907 by D & W Henderson & Co, Glasgow, as “Tabaristan”. She was purchased by the Admiralty in 1913 & renamed, then scrapped in 1926.]


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16 May 1918

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.92, Long -3.1


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17 May 1918

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.92, Long -3.1

6.15am: Slipped & proceeded into Flow for torpedo practice

7.00am: Passed out torpedo firing

8.00am: Anchored for breakfast

8.45am: Weighed & carried on with torpedo firing & 1” aiming

12.20pm: Anchored for dinner

1.30pm: Weighed & carried on with torpedo firing & 1” aiming

3.45pm: Secured owing to engine trouble

4.15pm: Carried on with 1” aiming

5.50pm: Secured alongside “Diligence”

8.40pm: 1 seaman, Petty Officer 1st class, joined


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18 May 1918

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.92, Long -3.1

11.00am: Quarters, clean guns

8.15pm: 1 Sub Lieutenant RNVR joined ship from HMS P27


[“P27”, 613 ton patrol boat, was launched in 1915 by JT Eltringham & Co, Willington Quay. She was scrapped in 1923.]


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19 May 1918

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.92, Long -3.1

7.30am: Hands to quarters, cleaned guns

10.30am: Sent church party to “Diligence”

11.45am: Church party returned

1.10pm: Granted short leave to starboard watch

6.00pm: Liberty men returned


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20 May 1918

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.92, Long -3.1

3.45am: "Maenad" shoved off

6.15am: Discharged 1 officers’ steward III

6.30am: Slipped & proceeded as requisite for torpedo exercises in Flow

9.00am: Carried out torpedo exercises & fired torpedoes

Carried out 1” aiming rifle practice

1.50pm: Carried out torpedo firing

2.30pm: Secured alongside “Diligence”


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21 May 1918

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.92, Long -3.1

6.30am: Prepared for Gun Layer’s test & torpedo firing

8.20am: Shoved off from “Diligence”

Carried out Gun Layer’s test & torpedo firing

12.20pm: Secured alongside oiler "Broadmayne", received 47 tons of oil fuel

1.15pm: Shoved off from oiler

1.40pm: Secured alongside “Diligence”

2 Hand Scrubbers & 1 Canvas bucket lost overboard by accident


[SS Broadmayne, 3120 ton tanker, was built in 1888 as “Oka” by Palmer’s Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd, Jarrow. She was sold & renamed in 1891. In 1921 she was wrecked in the entrance to Dartmouth.]


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22 May 1918

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.92, Long -3.1

7.45pm: Shoved off from “Diligence” & proceeded, course & speed as requisite, with “Peregrine” & destroyers

8.00pm: Passed Switha Boom, took station astern of “Peregrine”

9.00pm: Exercised ‘Night action’ stations

11.30pm: Arrived on patrol line


[HMS Peregrine, 1025 ton destroyer, was launched in 1916 by John Brown & Co, Clydebank. She was sold in 1921.

A brief description of the Scapa Flow defences is given in the book by Angus Konstam.]


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23 May 1918

On Patrol

[No position given]

8.15am: In stations. Commenced zigzagging every 5 minutes

5.00pm: Evening quarters, carried out evolutions

6.15pm: Secured from evolutions


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24 May 1918

At sea

[No position given]

2.05am: Challenged a trawler, no reply. Closed & demanded number (Trawler 3845)

2.15am: Resumed Patrol.

4.00am: Left Patrol, closed “Medina”

4.30am: Took station astern of “Medina”, course & speed as requisite for returning to base

8.15am: Passed Switha Boom

8.45am: Secured alongside oiler “Broadmayne”, received 89 tons oil

9.55am: Shoved off

10.25am: Secured alongside “Diligence”

12.25pm: "Maenad" secured alongside

1.05pm: Hands to quarters, cleaned guns

11.35pm: Slipped & proceeded in company with “Maenad” & “Tancred”


[Trawler 3845 was “ST Morgan Jones”, 278 tons, completed in March 1918 by Fletcher, Son & Fearnall Ltd, Limehouse, London. She was requisitioned as an auxiliary patrol vessel in WW2 and scrapped in 1957.

HMS Medina, 1025 ton destroyer, was launched in 1916 by JS White, Cowes. She was sold in 1921

HMS Tancred, 1250 ton destroyer, was launched in 1917 by William Beardmore & Co Ltd, Dalmuir. She was scrapped in 1928.]


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25 May 1918

At sea

[No position given]

12.35am: Took station on starboard bow of “Temeraire”, course & speed as requisite for proceeding to Cromarty

5.35am: Arrived at Whistle buoy, left Battleships, formed single line ahead, course & speed as requisite in proceeding to Rosyth

9.05am: Took station on port beam of “Maenad” ‒ 5 cables

12.15pm: Took station astern owing to fog

12.30pm: Took station abeam

2.45pm: Inch Keith abeam to port

3.05pm: Passed under Forth Bridge

3.20pm: Secured in Penns, received 50 tons of oil fuel


[HMS Temeraire, 18,894 ton battleship, was launched in 1907 at HM Dockyard, Devonport. She participated in several fleet reviews before war broke out. Her main engagement was the Battle of Jutland. Post war she became a cadet training ship before her scrapping in 1922. She is part of the OW fleet.

Inchkeith is an island in the Firth of Forth, Scotland, at Lat 56.03, Long -3.13.]


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26 May 1918

Rosyth

Lat 56.0, Long -3.4

7.30am: Quarters, clean guns

10.30am: Landed church party

11.15am: Church party returned

12.30pm: Leave to anchorage of starboard watch

5.00pm: Landed canteen party

7.30pm: Liberty men & canteen party on board


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27 May 1918

Rosyth

Lat 56.0, Long -3.4

7.15am: Slipped & proceeded as requisite to fire 1" aiming rifle in Largo Bay

8.15am: Carried out 1” AR firing

11.30am: Secured in Penns

12.30pm: Received 22 tons oil fuel

5.00pm: Landed canteen party


[Largo Bay is in Scotland at Lat 56.2, Long -2.97.]


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28 May 1918

Rosyth

Lat 56.0, Long -3.4

8.20am: Slipped & proceeded as requisite for 1” aiming rifle practice in Largo Bay

9.00am: Carried out 1” AR firing

11.15am: Secured in Penns, received 8 tons of oil fuel.


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29 May 1918

Rosyth

Lat 56.0, Long -3.4

7.30am: Shoved off from Penns

8.00am: Secured alongside “Simoom” at no 14 buoy

Hands employed painting & as requisite

1.00pm: Landed percentage of starboard watch

7.15pm: Liberty men returned


[HMS Simoom, 1025 ton destroyer, was launched in Jan 1918 by John Brown & Co Ltd, Clydebank. She was scrapped in 1931.]


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30 May 1918

Rosyth

Lat 56.0, Long -3.4

All day: Hands employed painting ship

1.00pm: Leave to port watch


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31 May 1918

In Firth

Lat 56.03, Long -3.13

9.00am: Slipped & proceeded

11.30am: Carried out ‘Battle Practice’ off Bass Rock

Noon: Returned to harbour.

12.40pm: Secured to oiler off Inch Keith for oil, received 13 tons oil fuel

2.45pm: Left oiler, proceeded into harbour

3.40pm: Arrived in harbour, secured to buoy alongside “Simoom”


[Bass Rock is off the coast of Scotland at Lat 56.08, Long -2.63.]


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1 June 1918

Rosyth

Lat 56.0, Long -3.4

1.00pm: Hands received monthly pay

4.20pm: Landed canteen party


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2 June 1918

Rosyth

Lat 56.0, Long -3.4

8.00am: Landed Roman Catholic & Wesleyan church party

9.30am: Hands to divisions & prayers

11.00pm: Church party returned on board

4.50pm: Slipped & proceeded in company with “Noble”, “Munster” & “Simoom”

7.30pm: May Island abeam to starboard – 1 mile


[The Isle of May is off the coast of Scotland at Lat 56.19, Long -2.56

HMS Noble, 1025 ton destroyer, was launched in 1915 by Alexander Stephen & Sons Ltd, Govan. She took part in the Battle of Jutland and was scrapped in 1921.

HMS Munster, 1025 ton destroyer, was launched in 1915 by John Thorneycroft, Southampton. She took part in the Battle of Jutland and was scrapped in 1921.]


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3 June 1918

At sea

[No position given]

1.34am: Girdleness Light N35W

3.07am: Sighted convoy, 3rd Light Cruiser Squadron formed single line abreast to starboard

3.50am: Zig-zag 8 points every 15 minutes

5.30pm: Passed convoy bearing W


[Girdle Ness Lighthouse is in Scotland at Lat 57.13, Long -2.05.]


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4 June 1918

At sea

[No position given]

2.00am: 3rd Light Cruiser Squadron formed line abreast, formed anti submarine screen, zig-zag 8 points every 15 minutes

3.15am: Altered course 16 points port, sighted convoy bearing ENE

3.50pm: Ran into dense fog, lost “Simoom”

4.30pm: “Simoom” rejoined


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5 June 1918

At sea

[No position given]

Number on sick list 1


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6 June 1918

At sea

Lat 57.05, Long -1.77

7.30am: 3rd Light Cruiser Squadron got out paravanes

11.20am: Sighted land bearing NW

3.00pm: Sighted mines. Stopped & sank 3 mines by rifle fire

4.15pm: Took station 5 cables ahead of “Birkenhead”

5.45pm: Bell Rock SW, 3miles

6.00pm: Rejoined 3rd LCS, 22 knots

7.45pm: Passed Fidra Gap, courses & speeds as requisite for entering harbour

9.00pm: Secured alongside D Penn & oiled, received 210 tons


[HMS Birkenhead, 5319 ton cruiser, was launched in 1914 at Cammell Laird, Birkenhead, as “Pavlos Kountoriotis” for the Greek Navy. She was purchased & renamed by the Admiralty in 1915. She took part in the rescue of the “Caribbean’s” survivors when the latter foundered off Cape Wrath in 1915. She took part in the Battle of Jutland but was scrapped in 1921.

Bell Rock is off the coast of Scotland at Lat 56.43, Long -2.38.]


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7 June 1918

Rosyth

Lat 56.0, Long -3.4

6.10am: Slipped & proceeded to [no] 21 buoy

6.30am: Secured alongside “Onslaught” at [no] 21 buoy

7.00am: “Onslaught” slipped

1.00pm: Liberty men landed, hands make & mend

6.30pm: Liberty men returned


[HMS Onslaught, 1025 ton destroyer, was launched in 1915 by the Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Govan. She was scrapped in 1921.]


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8 June 1918

Rosyth

Lat 56.0, Long -3.4

2.10pm: Slipped & proceeded alongside “Woolwich”, port side

Secured alongside “Woolwich”; landed liberty men

4.30pm: Landed canteen party

7.00pm: Liberty men & canteen party returned


[HMS Woolwich, 3380 ton sea-going depot ship, was launched in 1912 by the London & Glasgow Engineering & iron Shipbuilding Co, Govan. She was scrapped in 1926.]


The Pentland Skerries are a group of rocks in the Pentland Firth at Lat 58.68, Long -2.9.]


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14 June 1918

Northern Base

Lat 58.92, Long -3.1


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15 June 1918

At sea

[No position given]

6.15am: Slipped & left harbour with “Scimitar”

7.00am: Course & speed as requisite for screening Sweepers.

1.32pm: Left minesweepers, patrolled southern portion of Eastern Patrol at 18 kts.

4.00pm: Rendezvous with “Scimitar” at Pentland Skerries & carried out ‘Active Service Signal’ exercise

5.00pm: Resumed patrol

5.40pm: Fired pom-pom


[HMS Scimitar, 905 ton destroyer, was launched in 1918 by John Brown & Co Ltd, Clydebank. She played little part in WW1, spent much of the inter-war period in reserve but participated in the Dunkirk Evacuation and acted as convoy escort in WW2. She was scrapped in 1947.]


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16 June 1918

Northern Base

Lat 58.92, Long -3.1

12.34am: Sighted Noss Head N58W

3.00am: Commenced zig-zagging, 17 knots

6.18am: Duncansby Head bore WNW, 2½ miles

9.15am: Relieved by “Maenad” & “Munster” & returned to harbour, course & speed as requisite

9.50am: Passed Switha Boom

10.15am: Secured alongside oiler, received 65 tons

11.40am: Secured alongside “Diligence”


[There are 2 headlands called Noss Head in Scotland. I think this is the one at Lat 58.47, Long -3.07

Duncansby Head is in Scotland at Lat 58.65, Long -3.03.]


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17 June 1918

Northern Base

Lat 58.92, Long -3.1

All day: Hands employed as requisite cleaning & painting ship

3.30pm: Landed port watch for football

7.00pm: Liberty men returned onboard

Lent 1 Sub Lieutenant RN to “Scimitar”


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18 June 1918

Northern Base

Lat 58.92, Long -3.1

All day: Hands employed painting & refitting

4.00pm: Gave leave to starboard watch

6.30pm: Liberty men returned on board


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19 June 1918

Northern Base

Lat 58.92, Long -3.1

All day: Hands employed refitting & as requisite

4.30pm: Leave to port watch & football party


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20 June 1918

Northern Base

Lat 58.92, Long -3.1

All day: Hands painting ship & as requisite

4.30pm: Landed football party

7.00pm: Football party returned onboard


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21 June 1918

Northern Base

Lat 58.92, Long -3.1

am: Hands employed refitting & as requisite

1.00pm: Gave leave to the watch. Landed concert & boxing parties. Remainder employed as requisite

4.30pm: Landed football party

7.20pm: Liberty men returned on board


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22 June 1918

At sea & Northern Base

Lat 58.92, Long -3.1

7.00am: Proceeded out of harbour with 3rd Division

7.25am: Formed anti-submarine screen on BCs [Battle Cruisers]

8.10am: Pentland Skerries bore S, distance ½ mile

9.30am: BCs carried out firing, speed 30 knots

4.20pm: Pentland Skerries abeam, left BCs and proceeded out of Harbour with Flotilla to hunt a seaplane

9.45pm; Passed Switha Boom

10.25pm: Secured alongside oiler, received 72 tons

11.56pm: Shoved off from oiler


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23 June 1918

At sea

Lat 58.7996, Long -3.0986

12.15am: Secured to G2 buoy

11.45am: Proceeded in company with “Scimitar”

12.10pm: Passed Switha Boom, slow, waited for “Commonwealth”

12.45pm: Took station on port bow “Commonwealth”

1.30pm: Pentland Skerries bore S, course ESE, speed 14.5 knots

5.00pm: Commenced zig-zag, 30° either side course every 10 minutes

9.20pm: 40° either side

Number on sick list 1


[HMS Commonweath, 15,630 ton battleship, was launched in 1903 by Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Govan. She served in the Channel Fleet then the Grand Fleet. After refitting in 1917 she became a gunnery training ship and was sold in 1921. She is part of the OW fleet.]


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24 June 1918

At sea

[No position given]

Continued zig-zagging at various angles to course

11.52pm: Dinghy & whaler damaged by sea

Number on sick list 1


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25 June 1918

At sea

[No position given]

2.00pm: Three 4" common shell washed overboard

6.10pm: Sighted land ESE

8.00pm: Course as requisite for meeting convoy


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26 June 1918

At sea

[No position given]


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27 June 1918

To Northern Base

Lat 58.73, Long -2.97

[Position for Lother Rock]

10.00am: Left convoy

3.30pm: Sighted Pentland Skerries N68W

3.45pm: Lother Rock abeam to starboard

4.00pm: Course & speed as required for entering harbour, left “Commonwealth”

4.35pm: Secured alongside oiler, received 132 tons

6.15pm: Shoved off from oiler

6.40pm: Secured alongside “Diligence”

9.10pm: 3 ratings joined ship


[Lother Rock is off the coast of Burray]


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28 June 1918

Northern Base

Lat 58.92, Long -3.1

am: Hands employed refitting & as requisite

Exercised control party at spotting table

2.00pm: Shoved off & proceeded to no. F2 buoy

10.15pm: 1 Able Seaman torpedoman joined ship

Number on sick list 1


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29 June 1918

Northern Base

Lat 58.92, Long -3.1

1.00pm: Gave leave to port watch & football party, remainder of hands make & mend clothes

5.00pm: Football party returned

6.00pm: Liberty men returned on board

10.30pm: 1 Stoker Petty Officer rejoined ship from “Diligence”


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30 June 1918

At sea

[No position given]

8.30am: Slipped & proceeded out of harbour with “Scimitar”

Relieved “Scotsman” & “Scout” on Eastern Patrol

4.06pm: Carried out signal exercise & officer of watch manoeuvres

[(signed) John S. Knox Lt]


[HMS Scotsman, 905 ton destroyer, was launched in 1918 by John Brown & Co Ltd, Clydebank. She was scrapped in 1937

HMS Scout, 905 ton destroyer, was launched in 1917 by John Brown & Co Ltd, Clydebank. She was scrapped in 1946.]


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LOG BOOKS – JULY 1ST 1918 to AUGUST 31ST 1918



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[These are cover pages, blank & a list of meteorological instruments.]



LOGS FOR JULY 1918


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1 July 1918

To Northern Base

Lat 58.92, Long -3.1

12.53am: Pentland Skerries N20E, Noss Head: N53W

6.00am: Formed anti-submarine screen on fleet sweepers searching East channel

8.15pm: Passed Switha Boom

8.40pm: Secured alongside oiler, received 79 tons of oil fuel

9.45pm: Shoved off from oiler

10.15pm: Secured alongside “Scout” at no. G2 buoy

10.50pm: 1 rating rejoined from sick bay


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2 July 1918

Northern Base

Lat 58.92, Long -3.1

1.25pm: Landed football party, remainder of hands as requisite

7.00pm: Football party returned on board

Number on sick list 1


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3 July 1918

From Northern Base

Lat 58.92, Long -3.1

8.30am: Slipped & proceeded with 3rd Division

am: Carried out divisional practice with 1” aiming rifle

Noon: Passed Switha Boom

12.30pm: Secured alongside oiler, oiled 9 tons

1.15pm: Shoved off from oiler

1.30pm: Secured alongside “Scout” at G2 buoy

4.00pm: Gave leave to port watch

7.00pm: Liberty men returned on board


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4 July 1918

From Northern Base

Lat 58.92, Long -3.1

9.00am: Slipped and proceeded with “Scotsman” & “Scout”

9.17am: Passed Switha Boom

10.23am: Exercised ‘Action Stations’. Carried out 4” full calibre firing, 10 rounds per gun

12.40pm: Passed Switha Boom

1.15pm: Secured alongside oiler, received 12 tons

1.45pm: Shoved off from oiler

2.05pm: Secured to G1 buoy

4.00pm: Leave to starboard watch

7.00pm: Liberty men returned on board

9.30pm: Discharged 1 ordinary seaman, sick

Number on sick list 1


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5 July 1918

From Northern Base

Lat 58.92, Long -3.1

8.55am: Slipped & proceeded with 3rd Division

9.30am: Passed Switha Boom

Course & speed as requisite for Divisional 1” aiming rifle practice

12.15pm: Passed Switha Boom

1.04pm: Secured alongside oiler, oiled 8 tons

1.33pm: Shoved off from oiler, secured alongside “Scimitar” at G1 buoy

4.00pm: Leave to port watch

7.00pm: Liberty men returned on board

10.30pm: 2 ratings rejoined ship from Sick Bay

Number on sick list 2


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6 July 1918

Northern Base

Lat 58.92, Long -3.1

11.25am: Slipped & proceeded with “Scimitar”

12.15pm: Negative proceed out of harbour

12.35pm: Secured alongside “Scimitar” at G1 buoy

Hands make & mend clothes

5.55pm: Discharged Coxswain, sick, to “Diligence”

7.30pm: Slipped & proceeded with 3rd Screening Group

8.18pm: Passed Switha Boom

Course & speed as requisite for forming anti-submarine screen on 3rd Division Battle Fleet

Number on sick list 1


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7 July 1918

At sea

[No position given]

4.00am: Took up day cruising formation

am: Course. & speed as requisite for PZ exercise no1

Exercised ‘General quarters’, ‘Abandon ship’, ‘Repel boarders’, ‘Fire stations’ & ‘Collision stations’

11.0am: Secured from ‘General quarters’

pm: Course & speed as requisite for PZ exercise no2

8.30pm: Exercised ‘Night action stations’

10.30pm: Formed MG 6 [perhaps a formation], negative zig-zag

Number on sick list 1


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8 July 1918

Rosyth

Lat 56.0, Long -3.4

5.25am: May Island Light abeam to port, 1 mile

6.00am: Passed Fidra Boom

6.20am: Parted company with Battle Fleet & proceeded into harbour

7.35am: Secured in B2 berth in Penns, oiled 80 tons

11.15am: Shoved off, left Penns. Secured alongside “Scimitar” at No.13 buoy

4.00pm: Gave leave to starboard watch

7.00pm: Liberty men returned

Number on sick list 1


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9 July 1918

Rosyth

Lat 56.0, Long -3.4

4.00pm: Landed liberty men, 1 Able Seaman rejoined ship

7.00pm: Liberty men returned

Number on sick list 1


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10 July 1918

Rosyth

Lat 56.0, Long -3.4

12.30pm: Landed liberty men, remainder of hands make & mend clothes

7.00pm: Liberty men returned on board

Number on sick list 1


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11 July 1918

Rosyth

Lat 56.0, Long -3.4

8.00am: Steam at 5 minutes notice

All day: Hands employed painting ship & as requisite

Number on sick list 1


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12 July 1918

Rosyth

Lat 56.0, Long -3.4

8.00am: Reverted to usual notice for steam

Noon: Received 19 tons of oil fuel from "Lobster"

12.30pm: Landed liberty men, remainder of hands employed as requisite

5.00pm: “Scimitar” shoved off

7.00pm: “Munster” secured alongside, liberty men returned on board

Number on sick list 1


[RFA Lobster, 160 tons, was launched in 1915 by Osbourne, Graham & Co, Sunderland, converted to a tanker and transferred to Rosyth. She was sold & renamed “Roam” in 1921 and foundered in 1926 with the loss of 2nd Engineer Thomas Woolley.]


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13 July 1918

Rosyth

Lat 56.0, Long -3.4

12.30pm: Landed port watch, remainder of hands make & mend clothes

7.00pm: Liberty men returned

9.30pm: Fore part on foc’sle unshackled. Prepared ship for sea.

Number on sick list 1


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14 July 1918

At sea

[No position given]

4.30am: Slipped & proceeded in company with “Scimitar”

5.20am: Passed Oxcars Gate

5.40am: Formed anti-submarine screen on “Monarch”

9.30am: Commenced zig-zag

10.15pm: Passed Minelaying Squadron

Number on sick list 1


[HMS Monarch, 22,720 ton battleship, was launched in 1911 by Armstrong Whitworth, Elswick. She took part in the Battle of Jutland and was finally converted into a target ship, then sunk in 1923.]


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15 July 1918

Cromarty

Lat 57.6836, Long -4.0385

12.25am: Pentland Skerries bore N, Swilkie Point bore N40W, Noss Head bore SW

4.35am: Passed Cromarty Boom

5.05am: Secured alongside oiler, received 59 tons of oil fuel

6.15am: Shoved off from oiler

6.35am: Secured to no16 buoy

12.30pm: Landed starboard watch & football party

6.10pm: Starboard watch & football party returned onboard. Landed port watch

9.30pm: Port watch returned onboard

Number on sick list 1


[Swilkie Point is in Scotland at Lat 58.7, Long -3.12.]


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16 July 1918

Cromarty

Lat 57.6836, Long -4.0385

11.15am: Medical inspection

12.30pm: Landed port watch, remainder of hands make & mend clothes

5.00pm: Port watch returned onboard, landed starboard watch

10.45pm: Slipped & proceeded in company with “Scimitar”

11.50pm: Passed Boom

Number on sick list 1


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17 July 1918

At sea

[No position given]

12.07am: Formed anti-submarine screen on “Erin”

5.45am: Commenced zig-zag

8.30pm: Passed Fidra Gap

9.30pm: Secured in Penns in D2 berth alongside “Scimitar”, received 65 tons of oil fuel

11.51pm: Shoved off from Penns

Number on sick list 1


[HMS Erin, 23,000 ton battleship, was launched in 1913 as “Reshadieh” by Vickers for the Turkish Government. She was seized in August 1914 and renamed. Her only significant battle was at Jutland. She was present for the surrender of the German High Fleet but was scrapped in 1923.]



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18 July 1918

Rosyth

Lat 56.0, Long -3.4

12.15am: Secured alongside “Scimitar” at [no] 23 buoy

am: Hands employed refitting, Coxswain rejoined ship

12.30pm: Discharged F Ward, ordinary telegraphist, to hospital

1.30pm: Landed liberty men, remainder make & mend

pm: Engineering Lieutenant Commander Dunlop left ship

Engineering Lieutenant Commander Carter joined ship

7.00pm: Liberty men returned on board

Number on sick list 1


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19 July 1918

Rosyth

Lat 56.0, Long -3.4

7.30am: Shifted to no 20 buoy

am: Vickers representatives swung ship for adjustment of gun director, hands employed as requisite

12.30pm: Landed liberty men

1.15pm: “Scimitar” secured alongside

7.00pm: Liberty men returned on board


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20 July 1918

Rosyth to Largo Bay

Lat 56.2, Long -2.97

9.30am: Leading Telegraphist joined ship

10.30am: Slipped & proceeded with “Scimitar”

11.15am: Passed Inchkeith Boom

Noon: Anchored in Largo Bay


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21 July 1918

To sea

Lat 56.2, Long -2.97

1.30pm: Weighed & proceeded in company with “Scimitar”, course & speed as requisite to join “Valkyrie”

9.00pm: Relieved patrol


[HMS Valkyrie, 1090 ton destroyer, was launched in 1917 by by William Denny & Bros, Dumbarton. She was scrapped in 1936.]


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22 July 1918

At sea

[No position given]

9.30am: “Valkyrie” carried out 1" aiming rifle practice

Exercised control parties


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23 July 1918

Rosyth

Lat 56.0, Long -3.4

5.30am: Passed Fidra Gap, parted company with “Valkyrie”

6.15am: Secured alongside oiler, received. 97 tons of oil fuel

7.35am; Shoved off from oiler

8.55am: Secured to no 28 buoy

12.30pm: Landed liberty men

2.30pm: Discharged King, Petty Officer Telegraphist, to “Valhalla”

7.00pm: Liberty men returned


[HMS Valhalla, 1339 ton flotilla leader, was launched in 1917 by Cammell Laird & Co, Birkenhead. She was scrapped in 1931.]


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24 July 1918

Rosyth

Lat 56.0, Long -3.4

12.30pm: Landed recreation party, hands employed as requisite

7.30pm: Recreation party returned

Number on sick list 1


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25 July 1918

Rosyth

Lat 56.0, Long -3.4

All day: Hands employed as requisite

12.30pm: Landed watch

6.00pm: Received dry provisions

7.00pm: Liberty men returned on board

Number on sick list 1


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26 July 1918

Rosyth

Lat 56.0, Long -3.4

All day: Hands employed as requisite

Lost overboard by accident: one boat's crutch

12.30pm: Landed liberty men

7.00pm: Liberty men returned on board

Number on sick list 1


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27 July 1918

At sea

[No position given]

6.00am: Slipped & proceeded with “Simoom” & remainder of ½ flotilla

7.00am: Passed Black Rock Gate

5.50pm: Parted company with “Valhalla”

7.00pm: Passed Cromarty booms, entered harbour

8.40pm: Weighed & proceeded alongside oiler, received 40 tons of oil fuel

9.30pm: Shoved off from oiler

9.55pm: Secured to no.8 buoy

Number on sick list 1


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28 July 1918

Cromarty

Lat 57.6836, Long -4.0385

9.30am: Landed Presbyterian church party

10.30am: Divisions & Prayers

11.30pm: Church party returned

12.30pm: Landed liberty men

7.00pm: Liberty men returned

Number on sick list 1


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29 July 1918

At sea

Lat 60.1467, Long -0.9902

[Position for Noss Island]

1.30am: Slipped & proceeded with remainder of ½ flotilla

2.00am: Passed boom

2.30am: Course & speed as requisite to take up anti-submarine screen on American minelayers

8.00am: Noss Island abeam

10.10am: Commenced zig-zag

11.30am: Took up Screen No. 2

7.55pm: No 2 Light buoy abeam


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30 July 1918

At sea

[No position given]

2.30am: Course & speed as requisite for minelaying

4.10am: Took up no.3 Screening Formation

2.45pm: Commenced zig-zag

7.00pm: No 4 buoy abeam

11.30pm: Pentland Skerries N6.5W

Number on sick list 1


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31 July 1918

At sea

[No position given]

6.10am: Parted company with minelayers

am: Carried out manoeuvres

2.30pm: Course & speed as requisite to open out to 2 miles SE of “Simoom”

5.30pm: Closed in to 4 cables

10.45pm: Girdle Ness Light abeam

Number on sick list 1



LOGS FOR AUGUST 1918


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1 August 1918

Rosyth

Lat 56.0, Long -3.4

1.01am: Bell Rock Light abeam to starboard, 2 miles

2.05am: May Island Light abeam to port

2.45am: Passed Fidra Gap

2nd Division proceeded to Methil

4.00am: Anchored

6.05am: Weighed & proceeded alongside oiler, received 187 tons oil fuel

8.35am: Shoved off from oiler & proceeded up harbour

9.10am: South Black Rock Gate

9.35am: Passed under bridge

12.30pm: Landed liberty men, remainder of hands make & mend

6.30pm: Liberty men returned


[Methil is in Scotland at Lat 56.17, Long -3.02.]


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2 August 1918

Rosyth

Lat 56.0, Long -3.4

Lost overboard by accident: 1 Torpedo Director Scotchman, at sea Aug 1st

Dragged for Scotchman

12.30pm: Landed liberty men, hands employed as requisite

4.30pm: Surgeon Probationer left ship (demobilised)

7.30pm: Liberty men returned


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3 August 1918

Rosyth

Lat 56.0, Long -3.4

12.30pm: Landed liberty men, make & mend clothes

7.00pm: Liberty men returned


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4 August 1918

Rosyth

Lat 56.0, Long -3.4

8.30am: Sent Church of England church party

11.00am: Church party returned

12.30pm: Landed liberty men, make & mend clothes

7.00pm: Liberty men returned onboard, Coxswain proceeded on leave


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5 August 1918

Rosyth

Lat 56.0, Long -3.4

12.30pm: Landed liberty men, remainder employed as requisite

7.00pm: Shifted to no 13 buoy alongside “Scythe”, liberty men returned, 1 midshipman RN joined from “Agincourt”


[HMS Agincourt, 27,850 ton battleship, was launched in 1913 as “Rio de Janeiro” for the Brazilian Government. She was sold to the Ottoman Empire before completion but was seized by the Admiralty in August 1914 & renamed. She was sold for scrap in 1922.

HMS Scythe, 905 ton destroyer, was launched in 1918 by John Brown & Co Ltd, Clydebank. She was scrapped in 1931.]


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6 August 1918

Rosyth

Lat 56.0, Long -3.4

Noon: Received 6 tons of oil fuel from "Lobster"

12.30pm: Landed X & Z watches & sports party

7.00pm: Liberty men & sports party returned on board


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7 August 1918

Patrolling Fidra Gap

Lat 56.07, Long -2.78

8.00am: Slipped & proceeded to Inchkeith for compass correction

10.55am: Landed Naval Officer of “Valhalla” in Leith Roads

11.40am: Patrolling Fidra Gap

5.30pm: Returned to Largo Bay

6.30pm: Anchored


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8 August 1918

At sea

Lat 56.07, Long -2.78

4.40am: Weighed & proceeded with “Mischief”, patrolling Fidra Gap

11.00am: Relieved by “Scimitar”, anchored in Largo Bay

Noon: Weighed & proceeded with “Fearless” & “Mischief”

12.15pm: Passed Fidra Gap, took station on starboard beam of “Fearless”

8.00pm: Relieved “Champion”, “Scythe” & “Munster”


[HMS Fearless, 3390 ton cruiser, was launched in 1912 at Pembroke Dockyard. She took part in the Battles of Heligoland Bight & Jutland and was scrapped in 1921. She is part of the OW fleet.

HMS Mischief, 1025 ton destroyer, was launched in 1915 by Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Govan. She took part in the Battle of Jutland and was scrapped in 1921.

HMS Champion, 3750 ton cruiser, was launched in 1915 by Hawthorn, Leslie & Co, Tyneside. She fought in the Battle of Jutland. After the war she served in various training roles until scrapped in 1934.]


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9 August 1918

At sea

[No position given]

4.50am: Course & speed as requisite for exercises with K8

5.20pm: “Fearless” sighted submarine. challenged submarine, correct reply


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10 August 1918

Rosyth

Lat 56.0, Long -3.4

12.30am: Gained touch with 4th Light Cruiser Squadron

2.15am: St Abb’s Head Light abeam to starboard

3.25am: May Island Light abeam to starboard

3.50am: Passed Fidra Gap

4.00am: Parted company with “Fearless”

4.30am: Passed Inchkeith

5.00am: Secured alongside oiler

6.45am: Shoved off from oiler, received 137 tons of oil fuel

7.35am: Secured alongside “Mischief” at no 12 buoy

12.30pm: Landed liberty men, hands employed as requisite

7.00pm: Liberty men returned


[St Abb’s Head Lighthouse is in Scotland at Lat 55.92, Long -2.14.]


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11 August 1918

Rosyth

Lat 56.0, Long -3.4

8.30am: Landed church party

11.30am: Church party returned

4.25pm: Wireless rating joined ship from “Valhalla”

5.00pm: Slipped & proceeded to Largo Bay with “Munster”

6.40pm: Anchored in Largo Bay

One bucket lost overboard


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12 August 1918

At sea

Lat 56.1944, Long -2.9766

[Position for Largo Bay]

6.40am: Weighed & proceeded to patrol Fidra Gap with “Munster”

1.00pm: Proceeded to join “Parker” & “Munster” in Largo Bay

1.35pm: Stopped in Largo Bay

2.00pm: Proceeded in company with “Parker” & “Munster”

3.00pm: May Island abeam to starboard

3.30pm: Took station 9 cables abeam of “Parker”

11.30pm: Carried out night attack on “Parker”

Midnight: Exercised ‘Night Action’


[HMS Parker, 1675 ton destroyer leader, was ordered as “Frobisher” but was renamed before her launch in 1916 by Cammell Laird, Birkenhead. She was sold for scrap in 1921.]


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13 August 1918

At sea

[No position given]

12.10am: Secured

3.30am: Opened out to usual distance

5.55am: Sighted submarine bearing N, altered course 6 points port

10.28am: Carried out torpedo attack on “Parker”, exercised ‘Action stations’

5.00pm: Exercised ‘Smoke screen’

8.00pm: Sighted reliefs

9.08pm: “Munster” parted company to board strange vessel, course as requisite for keeping in touch

11.15pm: Altered course to examine lights


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14 August 1918

Rosyth

Lat 56.0, Long -3.4

Parted company with “Parker”, “Munster”. Lights proved to be trawlers & buoy

2.00am: May Island abeam

3.00am: Passed Inchkeith

4.00am: Secured in Penns in C2 berth

8.00am: “Munster” came alongside, hands employed refitting & painting ship

Lost overboard by accident: 1 paint brush

pm: Gave leave to 2 watches, remainder employed as requisite

5.00pm: Landed canteen party

7.00pm: Liberty men & canteen party returned


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15 August 1918

Rosyth

Lat 56.0, Long -3.4

All day: Hands employed painting ship

9.20am: Discharged 1 wireless/telegraphy rating to “Valhalla”

12.30pm: Landed liberty men

Lost overboard by accident: 1 paint brush

5.00pm: Landed canteen party

7.00pm: Liberty men & canteen party returned


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16 August 1918

Rosyth

Lat 56.0, Long -3.4

All day: Hands employed painting ship & as requisite

Noon: Received 33 tons of oil fuel from Port Edgar

Leave rota continues


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17 August 1918

Rosyth

Lat 56.0, Long -3.4

Noon: Received 87 tons of oil fuel from Port Edgar

pm: Hands make & mend


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18 August 1918

Rosyth

Lat 56.0, Long -3.4

am: Hands make & mend, leave rota continues


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19 August 1918

Rosyth

Lat 56.07, Long -2.78

6.55am: “Munster” shoved off

7.00am: Shoved off & proceeded alongside “Munster” at no 13 buoy

am: Surgeon Probationer RNVR joined ship

10.25am: Slipped & proceeded with “Munster”

11.30am: Patrolled Fidra Gap

4.15pm: Left patrol & proceeded to Largo Bay

4.40pm: Anchored


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20 August 1918

Patrolling Fidra Gap

Lat 56.07, Long -2.78

7.45am: Weighed & proceeded with “Munster”

8.00am: Patrolling Fidra Gap

am: Ordinary seaman training class to instruction

11.00am: Closed Inchkeith for daily signal

11.58am: Proceeded to Largo Bay

12.40pm: Proceeded with “Seymour” & “Munster”

1.25pm: May Island abeam

4.30pm: Took station 5 cables on port beam of “Seymour”


[HMS Seymour, ~1670 ton destroyer, was launched in 1916 by Cammell Laird, Birkenhead. She was converted to a minelayer in 1918 & sold in 1930.]


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21 August 1918

At sea

[No position given]

4.25am: Took station on port beam 5 cables

5.25am: Commenced zig-zag each 10 minutes

9.45am: Opened out to 3 miles, zig-zag independent

5.00pm: Exercised General Drill

Lost during exercises: 1 Grassline, 1 Reindeer buoy & 1 Lifebuoy

9.00pm: Exercised ‘Night action’


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22 August 1918

Rosyth

Lat 56.0, Long -3.4

2.00am: May Island abeam

2.35pm: Passed Fidra Gap

3.05am: Secured alongside oiler in Largo Bay, received 114 tons of oil fuel

6.00am: Proceeded up harbour

7.00am: Passed S Black Rock Gate

7.25am: Secured alongside “Maenad” & “Prince” at no 15 buoy

am: Able seaman Brant discharged sick

3.50pm: Slipped & proceeded with 3rd Screening Group

4.00pm: Passed Forth Bridge

4.40pm: Passed Inchkeith

5.40pm: Passed Fidra Gap

6.20pm: May Island abeam

Number on sick list 1


[HMS Prince, ~1025 ton destroyer, was launched in 1916 by Alexander Stephen & Sons Ltd, Govan. She was sold in 1921.]


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23 August 1918

At sea

[No position given]

3.00am: Dinghy damaged

8.00pm: Took up order for entering harbour in 2 columns


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24 August 1918

Rosyth

Lat 56.0, Long -3.4

5.45am: May Island abeam

6.40am: Parted company with Battleships

Proceeded into harbour with 3rd Screening Group, slow both

9.10am: Passed bridge

9.40am: Secured alongside “Wrestler” & “Tower” at no 2 buoy

Hands employed refitting & as requisite

pm: Hands make & mend clothes

4.00pm: Slipped & proceeded to C3 Penn to oil, oiled 96 tons

Landed canteen party

6.30pm: Slipped & proceeded alongside “Prince” in D5 Penn

7.00pm: Canteen party returned


[HMS Wrestler, 1118 ton destroyer, was launched in 1918 by Swan Hunter. She saw little action in WW1 but had an eventful WW2 finally hitting a mine during the D-day landings in 1944.

HMS Tower, 991 ton destroyer, was launched in 1918 by Swan Hunter. She was scrapped in 1928.]


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25 August 1918

Rosyth

Lat 56.0, Long -3.4

am: Discharged sick, 1 officers’ steward

pm: Leave rota continues

Number on sick list 1


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26 August 1918

Rosyth

Lat 56.0, Long -3.4

Noon: Received 11 tons of oil fuel from “Oyster”

5.00pm: Landed canteen party

7.00pm: Canteen party returned

Number on sick list 1


[RFA Oyster, 160 ton tanker, was launched in 1915 by Ropner & Son Ltd, Stockton-on-Tees. She was sold & renamed “Wander” in 1922 and sank in 1928 with the loss of 5 men.]


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27 August 1918

Rosyth

Lat 56.0, Long -3.4

5.00pm: Canteen leave till 7pm continues

Number on sick list 1


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28 August 1918

Rosyth

Lat 56.0, Long -3.4

9.45am: Proceed alongside “Scout” at no 20 buoy

Noon: Received 15 tons of oil fuel. from “Lobster”

6.20pm: 1 wireless rating joined ship from “Centurion”

1 Petty Officer & 1 able seaman left ship

Number on sick list 1


[HMS Centurion, 25,830 ton battleship, was launched in 1911 at HM Dockyard, Devonport. She played a small part in the Battle of Jutland, a minor role in WW2 and was finally sunk as a breakwater to protect Mulberry Harbour after the Normandy Landings in 1944.]


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29 August 1918

At sea

Lat 56.0225,Long -3.2802

[Position for Oxcars]

11.40am: Slipped & proceeded with “Scout” & “Benbow”

12.20pm: Passed Oxcars Gate

12.35pm: Passed South Black Rock Gate

2.55pm: Commenced zig-zag

3.50pm: Negative zig-zag

4.00pm: Evening quarters, read warrants 1 & 2

4.32pm: Commenced zig-zag

4.32pm: Commenced zig-zag

5.10pm: “Scout” reported submarine

5.25pm: Rejoined “Benbow”


[HMS Benbow, 25,400 ton battleship, was launched in 1913 by William Beardmore & Co, Glasgow. She played a minor role in the Battle of Jutland and was scrapped in 1930.]


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30 August 1918

At sea

[No position given]

5.50am: Parted company with “Benbow”, joined “Wrestler” & “Munster” & screened American minelayers

2.45pm: Passed no 4 light buoy

3.18pm: Passed Mark buoys

4.15pm: Course as requisite for minelaying

11.40pm: Copinsay Light bore NbyW, Pentland Skerries N73W


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31 August 1918

To Cromarty

Lat 57.6836, Long -4.0385

1.15am: Sighted Noss Head abeam to starboard

5.00am: Course as requisite for entering harbour

6.15am: Anchored

6.35am: Weighed & proceeded alongside “Scout” at oiler, received 62 tons oil fuel

11.15am: Discharged 1 telegraphist rating

12.25pm: Slipped & proceeded with “Scout”

4.30pm: Buchan Ness Light abeam

5.15pm: Girdleness Light abeam

7.27pm: May Island abeam

8.40pm: Secured alongside oiler W of Inchkeith, received 106 tons of oil fuel

10.40pm: Slipped & proceeded to no 23 buoy alongside “Raider”

Midnight: Secured alongside “Raider”

Number on sick list 1


[Buchan Ness Lighthouse is in Scotland at Lat 57.47, Long -1.77

HMS Raider, ~1000 ton destroyer, was launched in 1916 by Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd, Wallsend. She was scrapped in 1927.]


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LOG BOOKS – SEPTEMBER 1ST 1918 to OCTOBER 31ST 1918


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LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1918


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1 September 1918

Rosyth

Lat 56.0, Long -3.4

12.30pm: Landed liberty men

7.00pm: Liberty men returned


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2 September 1918

Rosyth

Lat 56.0, Long -3.4

am: Lost overboard by accident: 2 marlin spikes

Received 10 tons oil fuel from RFA Lobster

12.30pm: Leave rota continues


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3 September 1918

Rosyth

Lat 56.0, Long -3.4


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4 September 1918

Rosyth

Lat 56.0, Long -3.4

am: Received 18 tons oil fuel from RFA Lobster

[No leave recorded.]


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5 September 1918

Rosyth

Lat 56.0, Long -3.4

am: Received 10 tons oil fuel from MFA Lobster

12.30pm: Landed liberty men

Remainder employed as requisite, advance party left ship

5.15pm: Paid monthly advancement

7.00pm: Liberty men returned


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6 September 1918

At sea

Lat 56.07, Long -2.78

[Position for Fidra Gap]

9.35am: Slipped & proceeded with remainder of 4th Div.

10.45am: Passed South Black Rock Gate

Noon: Passed Fidra Gap

12.18pm: Commenced zig-zag, each 10 minutes

9.16pm: Took up Night Cruising Formation


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7 September 1918

At sea

[No position given]

5.45am: Destroyers zig-zag

7.30am: Pentland Skerries bore N83W

8.15am: Course & speed as requisite for minelaying

12.25pm: Finished mine laying

12.30pm: Screening “London”

1.30pm: Passed no 4 light buoy

1.40pm: Commenced zig-zag

2.35pm: Took station on starboard quarter

3.05pm: Took station astern of “London”

3.23pm: Stopped, assisted “Nessus”


[HMS London, 15,000 ton battleship, was launched in 1899 at Portsmouth Dockyard. She took part in the Dardanelles campaign & was converted for mine laying in 1918. She was scrapped in 1920

HMS Nessus, ~1000 ton destroyer, was launched in 1915 by Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd, Wallsend. She was at the Battle of Jutland, collided with “Amphitrite” on 8 Sept 1918 and sank while under tow.]


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8 September 1918

Rosyth

Lat 56.0, Long -3.4

6.40am: May Island abeam to starboard

6.45am: Parted company with “London”

8.15am: Secured alongside oiler West of Inchkeith, received 91 tons oil fuel & 2 tons culinary coal from SS Beechwood

10.00am: Proceeded into harbour

10.50am: Secured alongside “Tomahawk” at [no] 21 buoy

12.30pm: Landed liberty men, hands make & mend clothes

7.00pm: Liberty men returned, 1 Midshipman RN discharged to “Agincourt”

8.30pm: Lower boom carried away


[SS Beechwood, 4285 tons, was built in 1900 by CS Swan & Hunter Ltd, Wallsend as “St Dunstan”. She was renamed in 1912 & scrapped in 1934.

HMS Tomahawk, 927 ton destroyer, was launched in 1918 by Yarrow & Co, Glasgow. She was scrapped in 1928.

HMS Agincourt, 28,300 ton battleship, was launched in 1913 by Armstrong, Whitworth, Newcastle-on-Tyne. She was ordered by Brazil but sold before delivery to the Ottoman Empire, then seized by Britain on the declaration of War in 1914. She took part in the Battle of Jutland and was sold for scrap in 1922.]


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9 September 1918

Rosyth

Lat 56.0, Long -3.4

8.30am: Mustered sea boots & oilskins

12.30pm: Leave rota continues

5.00pm: 1 Midshipman RN joined ship from “Erin”


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10 September 1918

Rosyth

Lat 56.0, Long -3.4

4.30am: Slipped & proceeded

5.30am: Secured alongside “Ajax”

6.00am: Proceeded alongside tug Dundas, East of Inchkeith

7.08am: Fired torpedo at Light Vessel off Kinghorn Ness

Recovered torpedo

8.35am: Anchored

pm: Hands make & mend clothes

5.15pm: Weighed & proceeded

5.50pm: Fired torpedo at “KG V” [HMS King George V]

6.05pm: Recovered torpedo

7.00pm: Embarked marking party from tug

7.40pm: Secured alongside “Ajax” & disembarked marking party

8.05pm: Secured alongside oiler, received 30 tons oil fuel from SS Beechwood

9.00pm: Proceeded up harbour.

10.00pm: Secured to [no] 21 buoy alongside Tomahawk


[HMS Ajax, 25,830 ton battleship, was launched in 1913 by Scott’s Shipbuilding & Engineering, Greenock. She was present at the Battle of Jutland and scrapped in 1926.

Dundas”, 106 ton paddle tug, was built in 1885 as “Blucher” by Hepple & Co, North Shields. She was renamed in 1914 and scrapped in 1924.

Kinghorn Ness is not listed in modern Ordnance Survey maps. Kinghorn is a place in Fife, Scotland. Ness, in a place name, often refers to a headland or point and so this may be the headland occupied by Pettycur at Lat 56.06, Long -3.18. Confirmed on Admiralty Chart.

HMS King George V, 25,830 ton battleship, was launched in 1911 at HM Dockyard, Portsmouth. She took part in the Battle of Jutland & went to the Mediterranean after the war. She helped to evacuate refugees after the Great Fire of Smyrna. In 1923 she became part of the training establishment HMS Impregnable but was scrapped in 1926.]


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11 September 1918

Rosyth

Lat 56.0, Long -3.4

12.30pm: Leave rota resumed


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12 September 1918

Rosyth

Lat 56.0, Long -3.4

12.30pm: Hands make & mend, leave rota continues

7.00pm: Sub Lieutenant Small rejoined ship


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13 September 1918

Rosyth

Lat 56.0, Long -3.4

10.00am: Received 16 tons oil fuel from MFA Oyster

12.30pm: Leave to 1 watch

8.30pm: Secured for sea

8.45pm: Unshackled

10.00pm: Pipe down


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14 September 1918

At sea

Lat 56.1832, Long -2.5666

[Position for May Island]

1.25am: Slipped & proceeded

1.50am: Passed Forth Bridge

3.25am: Took station astern of Battleships

4.40am: May Island abeam

5.43am: Formed submarine screen no 6

7.30am: Course & speed as requisite for firing

8.35am: Commenced run I

9.30am: Finished run I. Turned 16 points & commenced run II

11.15am: Finished run II

11.40am: Commenced 2 point zig-zag

12.25pm: Exercised foc’sle gun

3.15pm: May Island abeam, course & speed as requisite for picking up torpedoes for 6th Cruiser Squadron

6.00pm: Secured to oiler off Inch Keith, received 40 tons oil fuel from SS Beechwood

6.50pm: Proceeded up harbour

7.45pm: Secured to no 21 buoy

9.30pm: Advance party returned

10.00pm: Piped down


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15 September 1918

Rosyth

Lat 56.0, Long -3.4

10.15am: Landed church party

12.30pm: Leave to watch, pipe down


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16 September 1918

Rosyth

Lat 56.0, Long -3.4

11.00am: Received 14 tons oil fuel from MFA Oyster

1.10pm: Landed liberty men & advanced leave party

7.00pm: Exchanged one officers' steward with “Sepoy”


[HMS Sepoy, 810 ton destroyer, was launched in 1918 by William Denny & Bros, Dumbarton. She was scrapped in 1932.]


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17 September 1918

Rosyth

Lat 56.0, Long -3.4

8.00am: Slipped & proceeded to carry out torpedo practice

9.10am: Weather unsuitable, returned to buoy

12.45pm: Leave to watch


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18 September 1918

At sea

Lat 56.0107, Long -2.5085

[Position for Dunbar]

7.30am: Slipped & proceeded

7.50am: Closed with “Furious” & anchored

8.15am: Captain of “Furious” boarded

8.30am: Weighed & proceeded to Largo Bay

9.30am: Arrived Largo Bay, delivered sailing orders to Striking Force

9.45am: Proceeded to Dunbar

10.30am: Acted as target for aeroplanes carrying torpedoes

3.00pm: Fired 2 torpedoes

3.20pm: Proceeded up harbour

4.30pm: Closed “Furious”

4.40pm: Disembarked Captain of “Furious”

5.25pm: Fired 1 torpedo

5.45pm: Fired 1 torpedo

6.20pm: Secured to oiler off Inch Keith

7.00pm: Slipped & proceeded to Largo Bay

9.00pm: Came to starboard anchor in Largo Bay, received 41 tons oil fuel from SS Beechwood


[HMS Furious, 19,826 ton battlecruiser, was launched in 1916 by Armstrong, Whitworth, Wallsend. She was modified to carry aircraft during WW1 and converted & reclassified as an aircraft carrier in 1925. She had an active life in WW2 but became increasingly obsolete and was finally scrapped in 1948.]


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19 September 1918

On patrol

[No position given]

11.40am: Weighed & proceeded on special patrol in company with “Anzac”

4.00pm: Took station on port beam of “Anzac”

8.45pm: Single line ahead


[HMS Anzac, 1660 ton destroyer leader, was launched in 1917 by William Denny & Bros, Dumbarton. She was transferred to the Australian Navy in 1919. She was decommissioned in 1931 & finally sunk as a target ship in 1936.]


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20 September 1918

At sea

[No position given]

6.15am: Took station on port beam “Anzac”

9.05pm: Single line ahead

11.25pm: Passed Fidra Gap

Midnight: Secured to oiler in Largo Bay


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21 September 1918

Rosyth

Lat 56.0, Long -3.4

1.00am: Received 84 tons oil fuel from SS Manx Isles

6.00am: Slipped & proceeded up harbour

7.10am: Secured to no 21 buoy

12.40pm: Leave to watch


[SS Manx Isles, 2642 tons, was built in 1905 by William Hamilton & Co, Port Glasgow. She was scrapped in 1929.]


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22 September 1918

Rosyth

Lat 56.0, Long -3.4

8.45am: Landed Wesleyan church party

10.15am: Landed Church of England party

10.30am: Divisions, Captain’s rounds

1.20pm: Leave to watch, pipe down


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23 September 1918

At sea

Lat 56.0312, Long -3.1372

[Position for Inchkeith]

8.00am: Slipped & proceeded with “Wolsey” for torpedo practice

10.20am: Fired one torpedo

11.00am: Searching for “Wolsey's” torpedo

Noon: Relieved Fidra Gap patrol, proceeded up harbour

1.30pm: Secured to oiler off Inch Keith, received 25 tons oil fuel from SS Rion

5.50pm: Slipped & proceeded

7.15pm: Formed MG 6 on 3rd Division of Battle Fleet, course S70E


[HMS Wolsey, 1120 ton destroyer, was launched in 1918 by John I Thorneycroft & Co, Woolston, Hampshire. She was involved in the Nanking Incident in 1927 and had an active WW2 including convoy escort. She was scrapped in 1947

SS Rion, 2186 tons, was built in 1889 by Palmer’s Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd. She was sold & renamed in 1924 & again in 1925. However, in 1930 she sank after an onboard explosion.]


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24 September 1918

At sea

[No position given]

8.00am: Course & speed as requisite for paravanes

1.00pm: Negative paravanes


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25 September 1918

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.92, Long -3.1

4.30am: Pentland Skerries abeam, formed single line ahead, course & speed as requisite for entering Scapa [Flow]

5.21am: Passed boom

6.07am: Secured to oiler for oil, received 73 tons oil fuel from SS Oural

7.12am: Slipped

7.42am: Secured to buoy


[SS Oural, 2435 ton, was built in 1887 as “Hans & Kurt” by Sir WG Armstrong, Mitchell & Co Ltd, Low Walker. She was sold & renamed in 1891. After several changes of owner she was renamed in 1932 & scrapped in 1934.]


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26 September 1918

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.92, Long -3.1

9.15am: Hands employed scraping & painting, received 14 tons oil fuel from SS Blackstone


[RFA Blackstone, 149 tons, was built in 1914 by A Jeffrey & Co Ltd, Alloa. She was sold out of service in 1921 and her final fate is unknown.]


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27 September 1918

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.92, Long -3.1

All day: Hands employed painting ship

1.25pm: Party of 10 hands employed drawing ammunition

9.00pm: First Lieutenant & advance party returned from leave


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28 September 1918

At sea

[No position given]

7.23am: Slipped & proceeded

7.48am: Formed submarine screen on 4th Division of G[?]

8.00am: Course & speed as requisite for full calibre firing in Pentland Firth

11.20am: Left 4th Division & formed submarine screen on 3 [?]

1.40pm: Returned to harbour

2.30pm: Secured to oiler, received 22 tons oil fuel & 2¼ tons culinary coal from SS Kura

3.15pm: Slipped & secured to buoy


[SS Kura, 2391 tons, was built in 1889 by Sir WG Armstong, Mitchell & Co Ltd, Low Walker. She was sold & renamed in 1924 and torpedoed by HMS Tetrarch in 1941.]


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29 September 1918

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.92, Long -3.1

10.00am: Landed church party

11.00am: Divisions, Prayers, Captain’s rounds

1.00pm: Pipe down

5.45pm: One officers’ steward joined ship.


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30 September 1918

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.92, Long -3.1

Noon: Able seaman Mundy rejoined

1.50pm: Slipped & proceeded with 3rd Screening Group

Lost overboard by accident: 1 cable punch

2.27pm: Passed Switha Boom

3.15pm: Pentland Skerries abeam to starboard

6.30pm: Exercised ‘Night action’ stations

7.35pm: Formed night cruising disposition


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1 October 1918

To Rosyth

Lat 56.0, Long -3.4

9.50am: Took up station for entering harbour. Formed MG6 on 3rd Division of Battle-Fleet

10.58am: May Island abeam to port

11.30am: Passed Fidra Gap

Noon: Parted company with battleships

12.30pm: Course & speed as requisite for entering harbour

2.05pm: Secured alongside “Tomahawk” at [no] 12 buoy

4.30pm: Proceeded to Penns

4.50pm: Secured in C1 outer berth, received 61 tons oil fuel from Port Edgar base

6.00pm: Proceeded to no 52 buoy

6.45pm: Secured alongside “Tomahawk” at [no] 12 buoy


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2 October 1918

Rosyth

Lat 56.0, Long -3.4

am: Hands employed as requisite & securing for sea

11.10am: Proceeded with 3rd Division

12.25pm: Secured alongside “Urchin” in C,6,0

4.30pm: Landed canteen party

7.30pm: Canteen party returned


[HMS Urchin, ~1000 ton destroyer, was launched in 1917 by Palmer’s Ship Building & iron Co Ltd, Jarrow. She was scrapped in 1930.]


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3 October 1918

Granton Roads

Lat 56.0, Long -3.2

7.10am: Slipped & proceeded with 3rd Division, course & speed as requisite for exercises in Forth

7.50am: Passed Oxcars Gate

Fired .303 aiming rifle & Lewis guns

Towed target for “Tomahawk”

11.35am: Secured alongside oiler, received 14 tons oil fuel from SS Rion

Noon: Proceeded to anchorage.

12.25pm: Anchored in Granton Roads

4.00pm: Evening quarters, mustered anti-gas apparatus


[Granton Harbour, Lat 55° 59’N, Long 3° 15’W, is 1½ miles west of the Port of Leith. Most of the facilities were requisitioned by the Admiralty during the war. The ‘Roads’ refers to the deeper water outside the harbour in the Firth.]


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4 October 1918

Granton Roads

Lat 56.0, Long -3.2

7.30am: Weighed & proceeded with 3rd Division

8.00am: Carried out 1” sub-division firing at “Wrestler” target. Exercised ‘General Quarters’

Fired & recovered starboard 18” torpedo

Fired & recovered port 18” torpedo

11.45am: Anchored in Granton Roads

1.30pm: Weighed & proceeded up harbour

2.25pm: Secured alongside “Greenwich”

Hands employed drawing flotilla mails & provisions

5.00pm: Proceeded to Granton

5.55pm: Anchored off “Saumarez”

6.10pm: Weighed & proceeded alongside oiler, received 19 tons oil fuel from SS Beechwood

7.30pm: Proceeded to anchorage

8.15pm: Anchored & distributed flotilla mails & provisions


[HMS Greenwich, 4676 destroyer depot ship, was originally built as a cargo ship by William Dobson & Co, Walker for a Greek Company. However, she was acquired by the Admiralty on declaration of war and converted by Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson. She served in WW2 in Scapa Flow, was re-converted, sold and renamed “Hembury”. She was finally scrapped in 1970.

HMS Saumarez, 1670 ton destroyer leader, was launched in 1916 by Cammell Laird, Birkenhead. She was sold in 1931.]


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5 October 1918

Granton Roads

Lat 56.0, Long -3.2

am: Held Flotilla Regatta

pm: Hands make & mend clothes


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6 October 1918

Granton Roads

Lat 56.0, Long -3.2

9.30am: Hands to Divisions & Prayers

pm: Hands make & mend clothes


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7 October 1918

Rosyth

Lat 56.0, Long -3.4

8.15am: Weighed & proceeded up harbour

10.20am: Secured to no 11 buoy

12.30pm: Advance leave party left ship


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8 October 1918

Rosyth

Lat 56.0, Long -3.4

7.00am: Rove slip rope

7.15am: Slipped & proceeded alongside “Greenwich” outside “Peregrine” & “Patriot”

am: Hands employed provisioning ship & as requisite

Received 40 tons oil fuel from MFA Oyster

12.30pm: Landed starboard watch, remainder of hands employed as requisite

5.00pm: No. 10 men fall in, told off as requisite

10.10pm: Stoker Smith returned on board


[HMS Patriot, 1000 ton destroyer, was launched in 1916 by Thorneycroft, Southampton. She took part in balloon assisted operations to detect submarines in the North Sea, apparently sinking one. After the war she was transferred to the Canadian Navy and scrapped in 1929.]


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9 October 1918

Rosyth

Lat 56.0, Long -3.4

am: Hands employed refitting & as requisite

Noon: 3 Able seamen & 1 Leading seaman joined ship

12.30pm: Landed liberty men

4.00pm: Landed canteen party

7.00pm: Liberty men & canteen party returned


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10 October 1918

Rosyth

Lat 56.0, Long -3.4

am: Hands employed painting ship & as requisite

pm: Leave rota continues


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11 October 1918

Rosyth

Lat 56.0, Long -3.4

am: Hands employed painting ship & as requisite

pm: Leave rota continues


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12 October 1918

Rosyth

Lat 56.0, Long -3.4

am: Hands employed painting ship

12.30pm: Leave to Petty Officers & watchkeepers, hands employed painting ship

Midshipman RN left ship to rejoin “Erin”

4.00pm: Canteen party landed

7.00pm: Liberty men & canteen party returned


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13 October 1918

Rosyth

Lat 56.0, Long -3.4

7.25am: Slipped & proceeded to Granton

8.25am: Anchored

12.35pm: Weighed & proceeded to Penns

1.30pm: Secured in A1 Penn

Landed liberty men, armourers working on no 2 gun

4.30pm: Landed canteen party

7.00pm: Liberty men & canteen party returned


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14 October 1918

At exercises in Firth

Lat 56.2354, Long -2.4395

6.00am: Slipped & proceeded, carried out exercises with 4th Division

Lost 1 torpedo in position 4 miles, 3.3 cables 176.5° from May Island Light House

1.45pm: Anchored, motor boat sweeping for torpedo

4.30pm: Weighed & carried out torpedo practice with “Tomahawk”

8.10pm: Secured alongside oiler

8.50pm: Shoved off from oiler, received 38 tons oil fuel from SS Beechwood

9.05pm: Anchored


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15 October 1918

Searching Firth for lost torpedo

Lat 56.2354, Long -2.4395

7.00am: Weighed & proceeded up harbour

8.00am: Took diving launch in tow from “Greenwich” & proceeded to search for torpedo

12.30pm: Anchored in position of lost torpedo. Whaler and dinghy swept for torpedo

2.00pm: Sent diver down to search for torpedo

3.20pm: Weighed & proceeded to Methil

5.00pm: Left launch at Methil

5.40pm: Anchored

7.30pm: Weighed & proceeded with 4th Division

8.00pm: Exercised Night Action Stations, carried out night attacks

11.00pm: Anchored

 Note in log: Lost overboard as Mark Buoy: 1 Reindeer buoy, 1 boat's anchor 2-4" practice projectiles, 30 fathoms 2½" hemp


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16 October 1918

Granton

Lat 56.0, Long -3.2

7.15am: Weighed & proceeded to Methil

8.15am: Anchored off Methil

9.05am: Took diving launch in tow & proceeded up harbour

11.35am: Secured alongside “Greenwich” & drew new torpedo

1.00pm: Proceeded to Granton

1.50pm: Secured alongside oiler. Hands employed coaling ship, received 32 tons oil fuel & 2½ tons culinary coal from SS Beechwood

3.50pm: Proceeded

4.00pm: Anchored


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17 October 1918

Exercises in Firth

Lat 56.03, Long -3.13

7.50am: Weighed & proceeded with 4th Division for torpedo practices

Fired torpedo at 5th Division of Battle-Fleet

Noon: Anchored E of Inchkeith

12.35pm: Weighed & carried out torpedo attack on 6th Division of Battle-Fleet

3.30pm: Picked up torpedoes for C'wood [probably “Collingwood”]

5.00pm: Embarked “C'wood’s” working party & closed “C'wood” in Burntisland

6.00pm: Closed “Wrestler” in Largo Bay

Exercised ‘Night action stations”, carried out night attacks

10.00pm: Closed “C'wood” in Burntisland Roads, disembarked working party & torpedoes.

11.05pm: Anchored at Granton


[HMS Collingwood, 20,000 ton battleship, was launched in 1908 at the Devonport Royal Dockyard. Prince Albert (who became George VI) served on her in 1913. She fought at the Battle of Jutland but was scrapped in 1923.

Burntisland is in Fife, Scotland at Lat 56.06, Long -3.23.]


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18 October 1918

Granton

Lat 56.0, Long -3.2

12.40am: Advance party returned on board

12.30pm: Weighed & proceeded

1.05pm: Anchored off “Saumarez”

1.40pm: Weighed & proceeded

2.20pm: Secured alongside “Greenwich”, embarked flotilla mails, provisions & stores

6.00pm: Proceeded to Granton

6.45pm: Anchored off “Saumarez”, disembarked stores

7.40pm: Weighed

8.00pm: Anchored


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19 October 1918

Granton

Lat 56.0, Long -3.2

pm: Hands make & mend clothes

7.00pm: Drifter No 32 put hole in ship's side, port side abreast 49 frame


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20 October 1918

Granton

Lat 56.0, Long -3.2

10.45am: Divisions & Prayers

12.30pm: Landed liberty men

7.00pm: Liberty men returned

Number on sick list 1


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21 October 1918

Granton

Lat 56.0, Long -3.2

6.00am: Called hands, prepared for sea

7.25am: Discharged 3 ratings to hospital

9.05am: Proceeded with 3rd Group

10.15am: Formed anti-submarine screen on 3rd Division

11.15am: Passed Fidra Gap

11.50am: May Island abeam to port

1.35pm: May Island abeam to starboard

2.15pm: Parted company with battleships

3.00pm: Secured alongside oiler, received 62 tons oil fuel from SS Rion

3.47pm: Proceeded to anchorage

4.06pm: Anchored

6.30pm: Weighed & proceeded with 4th Division, carried out searchlight exercises

9.40pm: Anchored in D4 berth.

Number on sick list 3

Lost overboard by accident: 2 cable punches, 1 large & 2 small fenders


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22 October 1918

Granton

Lat 56.0, Long -3.2

7.30am: Weighed & proceeded up harbour

8.47am: Secured alongside timber jetty Rosyth, hands employed embarking stores

4.30pm: Proceeded

5.15pm: Discharged 7 ratings to Hospital Ship “Berbice”

6.00pm: Anchored

Number on sick list 11


[HMHS Berbice, 2379 tons, was built in 1909 for the Royal Mail. She came into service in 1915. She was sold & renamed for the first time in 1922 and was wrecked in 1929.]


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23 October 1918

Granton

Lat 56.0, Long -3.2

8.15am: Proceeded with “Sirdar”

9.00am: Secured alongside oiler, received 18 tons oil fuel from RFA Servitor

10.15am: Proceeded to anchorage

10.25am: Anchored

Aired bedding

12.30pm: Aired Duffel coats, down all bedding

2.30pm: Hands landed for route march

5.20pm: Landing party returned

Number on sick list 18


[HMS Sirdar, 1075 ton destroyer, was launched in 1918 by Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Govan. She was sold in 1934.

RFA Servitor, 1000 ton tanker, was launched in 1914 at Chatham Dockyard. In 1922 she was sold, renamed “Puloe Brani” and towed across the Atlantic. After an eventful career and changes of owner & name she went out of service in 1975.]


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24 October 1918

Granton

Lat 56.0, Long -3.2

pm: Hands make & mend clothes

9.00pm: Captain read books on Naval Actions to ship’s company

Number on sick list 22


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25 October 1918

Rosyth

Lat 56.0, Long -3.4

8.50am: Weighed & proceeded

11.15am: Secured alongside “Violent” at no 5 buoy, aired bedding

12.20pm: Secured to no 42 buoy. Discharged 13 ratings & 1 officer to hospital ship “Berbice”

Hands landed for recreation.

6.00pm: Recreation party returned

Number on sick list 24


[HMS Violent, 1300 ton destroyer, was launched in 1917 by Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd, Wallsend. She was scrapped in 1937.]


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26 October 1918

Rosyth

Lat 56.0, Long -3.4

am: Hands painting ship & as requisite

Aired night clothing

Discharged 1 rating to hospital ship “Berbice”

pm: Hands make & mend clothes

3.00pm: Down all night clothing

4.00pm: Landed hands to recreation

7.00pm: Recreation party returned

Number on sick list 25


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27 October 1918

Rosyth

Lat 56.0, Long -3.4

10.00am: Divisions & Prayers

Discharged 1 rating to hospital ship

1.30pm: Hands landed for recreation

5.00pm: Recreation party returned

Number on sick list 29


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28 October 1918

Rosyth

Lat 56.0, Long -3.4

8.30am: Proceeded to no 36 buoy

5.00pm: Two signalmen joined ship

Number on sick list 34


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29 October 1918

Rosyth

Lat 56.0, Long -3.4

4.00pm: Discharged 2 Engine Room Artificers to hospital ship

Number on sick list 36


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30 October 1918

Rosyth

Lat 56.0, Long -3.4

9.00am: Hands to Divisions, inspection of hammocks, aired all night clothing

Noon: Down all night clothing

1.00pm: Landed recreation party, remainder of hands employed as requisite

4.45pm: Recreation party returned

10.00pm: One rating returned from long leave

Number on sick list 37


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31 October 1918

Rosyth

Lat 56.0, Long -3.4

9.30am: Slipped

11.00am: Secured alongside oiler, hands employed coaling ship

11.40am: Shoved off from oiler

Noon: Secured to no 36 buoy

Number on sick list 37


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LOG BOOKS – NOVEMBER 1ST 1918 to DECEMBER 31ST 1918


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LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1918


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1 November 1918

Rosyth

Lat 56.0, Long -3.4

pm: Hands make & mend clothes


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2 November 1918

Rosyth

Lat 56.0, Long -3.4

1.15pm: Landed recreation party, remainder of hands employed as requisite

5.30pm: Recreation party returned

1st Lieutenant discharged to Hospital Ship


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3 November 1918

Rosyth

Lat 56.0, Long -3.4

9.00am: Paid monthly advancement

pm: Discharged 36 tons of oil to oil lighter, MFA Lobster. Hands employed disembarking ammunition


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4 November 1918

Leith

Lat 56.0, Long -3.2

7.00am: Secured ship for docking

11.15am: Proceeded to Victoria Docks, Leith

12.30pm: Secured in basin

6.30pm: Ship’s company proceeded on leave.


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5 November 1918

Leith

Lat 56.0, Long -3.2

All day: Hands employed refitting

5.00pm: Landed liberty men


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6 November 1918

Leith

Lat 56.0, Long -3.2

All day: Hands employed refitting

5.00pm: Landed liberty men


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7 November 1918

Leith

Lat 56.0, Long -3.2

All day: Hands employed refitting

5.00pm: Landed liberty men


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8 November 1918

Leith

Lat 56.0, Long -3.2

All day: Hands employed refitting

5.00pm: Landed liberty men


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9 November 1918

Leith

Lat 56.0, Long -3.2

am: Hands employed refitting

1.00pm: Landed liberty men


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10 November 1918

Leith

Lat 56.0, Long -3.2

Sunday routine


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11 November 1918

Leith

Lat 56.0, Long -3.2

Hands employed as requisite


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12 November 1918

Leith

Lat 56.0, Long -3.2

Hands employed as requisite


[There is no mention of the Armistice in these logs.]


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13 November 1918

Leith

Lat 56.0, Long -3.2

Hands employed refitting


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14 November 1918

Leith

Lat 56.0, Long -3.2

Hands employed refitting


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15 November 1918

Leith

Lat 56.0, Long -3.2

Hands employed refitting


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16 November 1918

Leith

Lat 56.0, Long -3.2

am: Ship left dry dock


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17 November 1918

Leith

Lat 56.0, Long -3.2

Sunday routine


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18 November 1918

Leith

Lat 56.0, Long -3.2

Hands employed as requisite

4.00pm: Landed liberty men


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19 November 1918

Leith

Lat 56.0, Long -3.2

Hands employed refitting


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20 November 1918

Leith

Lat 56.0, Long -3.2

Hands employed refitting


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21 November 1918

Leith

Lat 56.0, Long -3.2

7.00am: Long leave party returned

am: Hands employed painting ship

1.30pm: Landed liberty men


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22 November 1918

Leith

Lat 56.0, Long -3.2

All day: Hands employed as requisite

5.00pm: Landed liberty men


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23 November 1918

Leith

Lat 56.0, Long -3.2

All day: Hands employed as requisite

4.00pm: Landed liberty men


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24 November 1918

Leith

Lat 56.0, Long -3.2

All day: Hands employed as requisite

1.00pm: Landed liberty men


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25 November 1918

Leith

Lat 56.0, Long -3.2

am: Lieutenant TM Smith joined ship

All day: Hands employed as requisite

4.00pm: Landed liberty men

8.00pm: Lieutenant GS Harding left ship


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26 November 1918

Rosyth

Lat 56.0, Long -3.4

5.30am: Called hands, prepared to leave docks

7.30am: Slipped & proceeded alongside oiler, received 63 tons of oil fuel from SS Rion

10.50am: Proceeded up harbour

12.15pm: Anchored, embarked ammunition

5.30pm: Weighed & proceeded

6.20pm: Secured to no 42 buoyLost overboard by accident: 1 Candle Lamp


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27 November 1918

To sea

Lat 56.0, Long -3.4

8.45am: Slipped & proceeded

9.25am: Commenced swinging ship for deviation, west of Inchkeith

10.30am: Anchored in Leith Roads

12.10pm: Weighed & proceeded out of harbour

12.47pm: Passed Fidra Gap

3.32pm: Girdleness Light abeam

4.28pm: Buchan Ness abeam

5.10pm: Kinnaird Head abeam

7.05pm: Noss Head Light N60W, Pentland Skerries N15W

7.26pm: Noss Head abeam, Pentland Skerries N, Copinsay N26E

7.47pm: Pentland Skerries abeam to starboard, course & speed as requisite for entering harbour

9.00pm: Secured alongside oiler, received 64 tons oil fuel from RFA Kurumba

Lost overboard by accident: 2 scrubbers & 2 paint brushes


[Kinnaird Head is in Scotland at Lat 57.7, Long -2.0

RFA Kurumba, 3976 tons, was launched in 1916 by Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd, Wallsend. She served with the Australian Navy until 1948 when she was sold & renamed then sold & renamed again in 1955. She was scrapped in 1966.]


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28 November 1918

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.86, Long -3.18

8.00am: Proceeded to Gutter Sound

8.30am: Secured alongside “Tomahawk” at D7 buoy

Hands employed painting ship & as requisite

4.20pm: Leading signalman rejoined from leave


[Gutter Sound lies between small islands within Scapa Flow at Lat 58.86, Long -3.18.]


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29 November 1918

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.86, Long -3.18

8.00am: Shifted berth to 5 minutes notice buoy


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30 November 1918

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.86, Long -3.18

7.30am: Left 5 minutes notice buoy & secured alongside “Tomahawk” at D7

Saturday routine

1.30pm: Landed liberty men, remainder of hands make & mend clothes

5.00pm: Liberty men returned



LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1918


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1 December 1918

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.86, Long -3.18

10.00am: Divisions & Prayers

11.15am: Paid monthly advancement to ship’s company

pm: Hands make & mend clothes

8.00pm: Sig[nalman?] Blackett returned from leave


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2 December 1918

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.86, Long -3.18

6.30am: Leading Signalman Kench left ship

pm: Provisioned ship

11.20pm: Slipped & proceeded out of harbour with Flotilla

Lost overboard by accident: 1 paint brush


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3 December 1918

At sea

Lat 56.4593, Long -2.9493

[Position for Dundee]

12.00am: Took station astern of “Tomahawk”

2.45am: Passed battleship of Revenge class

Noon: Anchored

2.30pm: Thick fog. Stopped engines then anchored

3.25pm: Weighed & proceeded

4.00pm: Passed Bell Light buoy

5.45pm: Anchored in C3 berth, Dundee

6.35pm: Landed liberty men


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4 December 1918

Dundee

Lat 56.4593, Long -2.9493

7.00am: Liberty men returned

All day: Hands employed as requisite

4.30pm: Landed liberty men


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5 December 1918

Dundee

Lat 56.4593, Long -2.9493

7.00am: Liberty men returned

8.00am: Landed football party

1.00pm: Football party returned

5.00pm: Landed liberty men


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6 December 1918

Dundee

Lat 56.4593, Long -2.9493

7.00am: Liberty men returned

9.00am: Quarters, clean guns

11.00am: Long leave party left ship

7.00pm: Liberty men left ship


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7 December 1918

Dundee

Lat 56.4593, Long -2.9493

7.00am: Liberty men returned

1.00pm: Liberty men left ship, remainder of hands make & mend


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8 December 1918

Dundee

Lat 56.4593, Long -2.9493

7.00am: Liberty men returned

10.30am: Divisions & Prayers

1.00pm: Landed liberty men


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9 December 1918

Dundee

Lat 56.4593, Long -2.9493

Weekday leave rota continues


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10 December 1918

Dundee

Lat 56.4593, Long -2.9493

12.30pm: Landed coaling party

5.00pm: Coaling party returned


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11 December 1918

Dundee

Lat 56.4593, Long -2.9493

1.00pm: Landed liberty men


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12 December 1918

Dundee

Lat 56.4593, Long -2.9493

All day: Hands employed painting ship

1.00pm: Landed liberty men


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13 December 1918

Dundee

Lat 56.4593, Long -2.9493

4.30pm: Landed liberty men

Lost overboard by accident: 1 paint brush


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14 December 1918

Dundee

Lat 56.4593, Long -2.9493

1.00pm: Landed liberty men, hands make & mend clothes


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15 December 1918

Dundee

Lat 56.4593, Long -2.9493

1.00pm: Landed liberty men, hands make & mend clothes


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16 December 1918

Dundee

Lat 56.4593, Long -2.9493

3.00pm: Payed [sic] advancement to hands


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17 December 1918

Dundee

Lat 56.4593, Long -2.9493

8.00am: 1st Long leave party returned

11.00am: 2nd Long leave party left ship

4.30pm: Landed liberty men


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18 December 1918

Dundee

Lat 56.4593, Long -2.9493

Leave rota continues


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19 December 1918

Dundee

Lat 56.4593, Long -2.9493

pm: Hands employed coaling ship


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20 December 1918

Dundee

Lat 56.4593, Long -2.9493


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21 December 1918

Dundee

Lat 56.4593, Long -2.9493

3.00pm: EO [Engineering Officer?] returned off leave


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22 December 1918

Dundee

Lat 56.4593, Long -2.9493

10.00am: Sent Church of England church party to “Diligence”


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23 December 1918

Dundee

Lat 56.4593, Long -2.9493

12.45pm: Shortened in foul anchor, hands employed clearing anchor

Weighed & proceeded alongside “Diligence”


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24 December 1918

Dundee

Lat 56.4593, Long -2.9493

am: Hands employed rigging sheer legs over Engine Room hatch & clearing anchor


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25 December 1918

Dundee

Lat 56.4593, Long -2.9493

3.00pm: Able Seaman F Shearer fell overboard, called away lifeboat’s crew & threw lifebuoys overboard.

“Diligence's” Patrol Boat proceeded to rescue but Able Seaman Shearer drowned


[Able Seaman Frederick Shearer, ON J 30199 (Portsmouth) born 5 July 1898 was buried at St Andrews Western Cemetery, grave H84.]


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26 December 1918

Dundee

Lat 56.4593, Long -2.9493

2.55pm: Proceeded to buoy

3.40pm: Secured to buoy

6.00pm: Raised steam for slow speed to ensure safety [wind rising]


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27 December 1918

Dundee

Lat 56.4593, Long -2.9493


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28 December 1918

Dundee

Lat 56.4593, Long -2.9493

am: Returned 34 coaling bags to PCO [Port Coaling Office?]

Long leave Party returned.


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29 December 1918

Dundee

Lat 56.4593, Long -2.9493

9.00am: Lieutenant KG Ramsey joined ship

10.30am: Sent Church of England party to “Diligence”

5.00pm: Leading Stoker Avis discharged sick to “Diligence”

Number on sick list 1


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30 December 1918

Dundee

Lat 56.4593, Long -2.9493

am: Lieutenant JN Knox left ship

Number on sick list 1


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31 December 1918

Dundee to Rosyth

Lat 56.2, Long -3.2

10.30am: Slipped & proceeded out of harbour with flotilla

Exercised action stations

1.40pm: Passed Inchkeith boom

2.15pm: Passed under bridge

3.30pm: Secured to 27 Buoy, “Sirdar” came alongside


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