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Four funnels open-paired, designated E-class. Launched 25.7.03 Yarrow. 590 tons, c222(pp)x23x9ft. TE c7500ihp, 25.5kts, Armament: 4-12pdr, 2-18in tt. Crew: 70. China Station 1914, Mediterranean 1914-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915/16. Sold 29.7.20 Ward, Morecambe. (British Warships 1914-1919)

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THE VOYAGES OF HMS USK 1913-1919
(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)

LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1913


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[Front cover of log book]


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[Inserted note]


H.M. Ship "Minotaur" at Hong Kong

14 February 1914


The following irregularities, omissions, etc., appear in the Log for the period ending 31 January 14 rendered by H.M. Ship under your command and forwarded herewith.

Referred for information, correction where necessary, and return without delay.


The Commanding Officer T.H.M. JERRAM, Vice-admiral

H.M. Ship "Usk"


Date

Remarks

Explanation

11 Dec 13

No information as to where ship was at anchor


7-8 Jan 14

Anchor bearings omitted






Submitted



Omissions inserted and log re-forwarded






[Signed by] G. Fitzgeorge sub-lieutenant, for lieutenant commander




[Stamped]

COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF CHINA STATION

16 MARCH 1914


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Distance run per hour – knots

Coal expended for all purposes per hour – tons

Distance run per ton of coal – knots

Date when this information was obtained by actual experiment

At authorised power with natural draught = the unit

25.0

12.0

2.08

Dec. 03

"With all despatch" (the maximum power attainable for 24 hours) = 4/5 the unit

23.5

5.5

4.35

Oct. 04

"With despatch" (the maximum sea-going speed while the coal lasts) = 3/5 the unit

22.0

4.25

5.2

Oct. 04

"With moderate despatch" = 2/5 the unit

20.0

2.8

7.1

Sept. 04

"At ordinary speed" = 1/5 the unit

16.0

1.3

11.8

Sept. 04

"At most economical speed" = as determined by trial and in accordance with the varying conditions of wind and weather

10.0

0.7

14.2

Oct. 04


To: Vice Admiral Sir T. Jerram K.C.B. Commander-in-Chief. [Signed by] Wellwood G.C. Maxwell, Captain.


H.M.S. "Minotaur" 12th February 1914

Submitted, observing: [Signed by] Gilbert Nicolson, Engineer Commander

[Stamped] COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF CHINA STATION 1 APRIL 1914


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THE VOYAGES OF HMS USK
Operations on China Station

JP map Usk China

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10 December 1913

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

9.00am: Ship commissioned

10.30am: Slipped and proceeded out of harbour for trial run

Noon: Secured to buoy

1.00pm: Exercised fire and collision and abandon ship stations


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11 December 1913

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

9.00am: Slipped and proceeded

11.20am: Courses and speeds as requisite

12.10pm: Came to with starboard anchor, at Tai Po. Anchor bearings: conspicuous house N74W, point of land S59E, point of land N80E

2.00pm: Hands cleaning ship


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12 December 1913

At Tai Po

Lat 22.44, Long 114.21

9.00am: Carried out general drill

10.40am: Hands replacing gear

1.00pm: Hands cleaning ship


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13 December 1913

At Tai Po

Lat 22.44, Long 114.21

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes. One rating sent to H.M.S. "Tamar" sick


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14 December 1913

At Tai Po

Lat 22.44, Long 114.21

9.00am: Divisions and prayers


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15 December 1913

At Tai Po

Lat 22.44, Long 114.21

9.00am: Landed party for route march

11.30am: Landing party returned

12.30pm: Hands employed refitting screens and as requisite


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16 December 1913

At Tai Po

Lat 22.44, Long 114.21

8.30am: Weighed and proceeded

10.00am: Carried out four torpedo test runs

1.50pm: Came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: left edge Centre Island S85E, point of land S58E, conspicuous house N80W

3.00pm: Hands cleaning ship


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17 December 1913

From Tai Po to Hong Kong and at Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

7.45am: Weighed and proceeded

8.30am: Carried out aiming practice

9.50am: Hoisted in target and proceeded to join H.M.S. "Welland"

12.30pm: H.M.S. "Usk" and H.M.S. "Welland" secured to number 9 buoy

12.50pm: Commenced coaling

3.00pm: Finished coaling having taken in 35 tons. Hands washing down upper deck


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18 December 1913

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship

10.35am: German gunboat "Tsingtau" arrived.

1.50pm: Slipped and proceeded to number 6 buoy to swing for adjustment of compass


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19 December 1913

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

9.00am: Hands painting aft and scrubbing out boats

10.00am: One rating sent to H.M.S. "Tamar" sick

10.30am: German cruiser "Sharnhorst" arrived [The log-keeper most probably made a spelling mistake and meant "Scharnhorst"]

1.00pm: Hands scrubbing small gear


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20 December 1913

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes

2.00pm: One stoker rating rejoined ship from detention

French cruiser "Montcalm" left


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21 December 1913

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

9.00am: Landed church parties. Church of England party to H.M.S. "Tamar"

10.30am: Divisions


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22 December 1913

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

8.30am: One able seaman returned from hospital. Discharged one stoker rating to H.M.S. "Tamar" sick. Hands working about torpedoes

1.00pm: Hands provisioning ship


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23 December 1913

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

9.00am: Hands painting ship's side grey

10.30am: One chief stoker and one able seaman returned to ship from sick-list

1.00pm: Hands painting ship's side


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24 December 1913

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes


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25 December 1913

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

9.00am: Christmas day. Sunday routine. Landed church parties. Church of England party to H.M.S. "Tamar". Rounds


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26 December 1913

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship and refitting awning curtains

12.30pm: Hands refitting awning curtains and mines awning


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27 December 1913

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

9.30am: Saturday routine. Hands cleaning ship

10.00am: One rating rejoined ship from sick list

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes


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28 December 1913

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

8.30am: Landed church parties. Church of England party to H.M.S. "Tamar"

10.00am: Divisions


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29 December 1913

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

9.00am: Carried out general drill

10.20am: Replace gear. One stoker rating rejoined ship from sick list

1.00pm: Hands refitting hawser reel covers and as requisite


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30 December 1913

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

9.45am: Slipped and proceeded. Courses and speeds as requisite for working with submarines. Hands employed about submarines torpedoes

12.30pm: Secured to number 6 buoy

1.00pm: Hands cleaning ship


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31 December 1913

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

9.25am: Slipped and proceeded with submarines. Courses and speeds as requisite for picking up torpedoes

Noon: Secured to number 6 buoy

1.00pm: Hands cleaning ship



LOGS FOR JANUARY 1914


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1 January 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

9.00am: Landed landing party for route march

10.00am: One rating rejoined ship from H.M.S. "Tamar"

5.00am: Discharged one leading seaman to hospital. One leading seaman joined ship from H.M.S. "Hampshire"


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2 January 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

9.00am: Hands scrubbing out boats and scrubbing small gear

1.00pm: Hands scrubbing canvas gear


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3 January 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship

10.00am: German cruiser "Sharnhorst" left [The log-keeper most probably made a spelling mistake and meant "Scharnhorst"]

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes


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4 January 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

9.00am: Landed church parties. Church of England party to H.M.S. "Tamar".

10.30am: Divisions


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5 January 1914

At Lamma Channel

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

9.00am: Hands employed working about torpedoes

1.00pm: Slipped and proceeded to Lamma Channel with H.M.S. "Welland" and H.M.S. H.M.S. "Jed" to carry out test runs

3.20pm: H.M.S. "Usk's" torpedo sank to bottom on being fired in 9 fathoms

3.45pm: Came to starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Green Island lighthouse N32E, Chung Island N15W, south point Lamma Island S81E

5.00pm: Whalers went away sweeping for torpedo

5.50pm: Boats returned to ship


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6 January 1914

From Lamma Channel to Peng Chau Roads and at Peng Chau Roads

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

8.30am: H.M.S. "Jed" arrived with diving boat

9.30am: Commenced diving operations

10.45am: Torpedo recovered by divers

11.00am: Weighed and proceeded with diving boat in tow to Hong Kong

Noon: Secured to number 6 buoy

12.40pm: Slipped and proceeded out to join flotilla

4.40pm: Came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Albion Point N46W, east conspicuous point S61E, NE end of Peng Chau Island S70W

8.00pm: Weighed and carried out steering without lights

10.00pm: Came to with starboard anchor in Tolo Channel


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7 January 1914

At Tolo Channel

Lat 22.49, Long 114.33

9.00am: Weighed and proceeded. Carried out torpedo test run. H.M.S. "Usk's" Torpedo sank in 7 fathoms. Proceeded to Hong Kong to fetch divers.

1.30pm: Arrived Hong Kong and secured to number 6 buoy

2.40pm: Slipped and proceeded to Mirs Bay with divers

4.30pm: Courses and speeds as requisite for entering Tolo Channel

5.35pm: Came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Bush Reef S44W, Knob Reef N67W, 149 feet peak N75W


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8 January 1914

At Tolo Channel

Lat 22.49, Long 114.33

8.40am: H.M.S. "Ribble" arrived from Tai Po with provisions

9.30am: Weighed and proceeded to Tai Po

10.00am: Came to starboard anchor

10.25am: Surgeon arrived on board. Weighed and proceeded to Tolo Channel

11.00am: Came to starboard anchor. Commenced diving operations. Anchor bearings: Bush Reef S43W, Knob Reef N65W, 149 feet peak N74W

1.00pm: Hands employed on diving pump

6.00pm: Diving party returned to ship


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9 January 1914

At Tolo Channel

Lat 22.49, Long 114.33

6.30am: Commenced diving operations

9.00am: Hands employed on diving pump

1.00pm: Hands employed on diving pump


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10 January 1914

At Tolo Channel

Lat 22.49, Long 114.33

6.30am: Commenced diving operations

9.00am: Hands employed on diving pump

10.00am: H.M.S. "Jed" arrived from patrol with provisions and two divers

1.00pm: Hands employed on diving pump

4.20pm: Wire was bent on to tail of torpedo by divers

6.00pm: Wire carried away

7.30pm: Divers resumed operations

8.00pm: Divers returned to ship


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11 January 1914

From Tolo Channel to Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.4 [Approximate position]

7.00am: Commenced diving operations

8.30am: Wire was bent onto tail

10.15am: Torpedo was recovered

10.25am: Weighed and proceeded with cutter in tow

12.50pm: Courses and speeds as requisite for entering harbour

1.45pm: Arrived Hong Kong and secured to number 6 buoy

3.00pm: Divers and gear left ship

5.00pm: One stoker rating rejoined ship from H.M.S. "Tamar"

7.00pm: Lost overboard by accident two steel shovels pattern number 646b whilst diving for torpedo


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12 January 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

7.15am: H.M.S. "Newcastle" left for Shanghai

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship

10.00am: Returned one torpedo to Kowloon depot

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes


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13 January 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship and scrubbing out boats

10.00am: Drew spare torpedo from Kowloon depot

12.30pm: Returned spare torpedo to Kowloon depot

1.30pm: Hands scrubbing out boats and as requisite

5.00pm: German cruiser "Emden" left


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14 January 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

8.30am: U.S.S. "Wilmington" left

9.00am: Drew spare torpedo from Kowloon depot

10.00am: Hands fitting coaling screen

1.00pm: Hands fitting coaling screen and painting dinghy


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15 January 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

6.00am: Hands preparing ship for coaling

7.40am: Lighter came alongside

7.55am: Commenced coaling

9.00am: Hands scrubbing out whaler and dinghy and as requisite

12.50pm: Finished coaling having taken in 85 tons

2.00pm: Hands washing down


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16 January 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

9.00am: Hands employed scrubbing small gear and canvas gear. Also cleaning paintwork

1.00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon


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17 January 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

9.00am: Aired night clothing. Hands cleaning ship. One leading seaman sent to H.M.S. "Tamar" sick

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes


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18 January 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

9.00am: Landed church parties. Church of England party to H.M.S. "Tamar"

10.30am: Divisions

11.00am: One leading seaman returned from sick list. Discharged one able seaman to H.M.S. "Tamar" sick


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19 January 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

7.30am: Range party left the ship

9.00am: Hands employed provisioning ship and acting gunlayers at deflection teacher

1.00pm: Hands painting ship inboard


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20 January 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

9.00am: Hands painting ship's side

1.00pm: Hands painting ship's side


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21 January 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

7.30am: Range party left ship

9.00am: Hands painting ship. Acting gunlayers at instruction

1.00pm: Hands painting ship

1.45pm: H.M.S. "Yarmouth" arrived


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22 January 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

7.30am: Range party left the ship

9.00am: Hands painting ship inboard

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes


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23 January 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

9.00am: Hands scrubbing canvas and small gear. Acting gunlayers to instruction

1.00pm: Hands painting aft


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24 January 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

8.30am: Aired night clothing

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes


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25 January 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

9.00am: Landed church parties. Church of England party to H.M.S. "Tamar"

10.30am: Divisions


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26 January 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

7.45am: H.M.S. "Welland", H.M.S. "Ribble" and H.M.S. "Chelmer" left harbour

9.20am: Carried out general drill

9.45am: Finished general drill

10.00am: Hands replacing gear and cleaning ship

11.00am: H.M.S. "Ribble" arrived, took diving boat in tow and proceeded out of harbour

Noon: H.M.S. "Chelmer" arrived

1.00pm: Hands refitting gear as requisite

4.00pm: H.M.S. "Welland" and H.M.S. "Ribble" arrived


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27 January 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

8.00am: Dressed ship overall

9.00am: Acting gunlayers at instructions. Hands cleaning ship

1.00pm: Hands oiling over rigging aloft and as requisite


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28 January 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

9.00am: Hands employed as requisite. Acting gunlayers to instructions

1.00pm: One able seaman returned to ship from hospital. Hands cleaning ship


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29 January 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

9.00am: Hands scrubbing canvas and small gear

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes

3.30pm: H.M.S. "Ribble" slipped and proceeded alongside H.M.S. "Usk"


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30 January 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

7.25am: Slipped and proceeded with H.M.S. "Welland" and H.M.S. "Jed" to run torpedoes

9.00am: H.M.S. "Welland" carried out long distance test runs

2.50pm: Proceeded into harbour and secured to 6A Buoy

3.00pm: Hands cleaning ship


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31 January 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes


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[Back cover of log book]



LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1914


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[Front cover of log book]


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Distance run per hour – knots

Coal expended for all purposes per hour – tons

Distance run per ton of coal – knots

Date when this information was obtained by actual experiment

At authorised power with natural draught = the unit

25.0

12.0

2.08

Dec. 03

"With all despatch" (the maximum power attainable for 24 hours) = 4/5 the unit

23.5

5.5

4.35

Oct. 04

"With despatch" (the maximum sea-going speed while the coal lasts) = 3/5 the unit

22.0

4.25

5.2

Oct. 04

"With moderate despatch" = 2/5 the unit

20.0

2.8

7.1

Sept. 04

"At ordinary speed" = 1/5 the unit

16.0

1.3

11.8

Sept. 04

"At most economical speed" = as determined by trial and in accordance with the varying conditions of wind and weather

10.0

0.7

14.2

Oct. 04


Ordinary speed or consumption exceeded



During that time



Date

No. of hours exceeded

Distance run per hour / average / miles

Coal expended for all purposes per hour / average / tons

Distance run per ton of coal / average / miles

Reasons for exceeding

Remarks of Senior Officer present, stating whether he has approved or otherwise

March 30th

1

23.5

7

3.36

Full speed trial


March 31st

2

24.01

7.5

3.20

Full speed trial



To: Vice Admiral Sir T. Jerram K.C.B. Commander-in-Chief China Station [Signed by] Wellwood G.C. Maxwell, Captain, 1 April 1914


H.M.S. "Minotaur" 10th April 1914

Submitted, observing: [Signed by] Gilbert Nicolson, Engineer Commander

[Stamped] COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF CHINA STATION 20 MAY 1914


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Barometer

Mercurial or Aneroid

Aneroid





Name of Maker and number

J. Hicks, 805





Height of cistern above sea






Error of Mercurial Barometer







Thermometers for Air Temperature

Position in Ship

on after gun platform





Whether in screen

not in screen







Date

Maker and No.

A. Harper

From


To



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1 February 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

9.00am: Landed church parties. Church of England party to H.M.S. "Tamar"

10.30am: Divisions


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2 February 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

6.00am: Hands preparing ship for sea

7.30am: Slipped and proceeded to Lamma Channel with flotilla

9.00am: H.M.S. "Usk" carried out long distance runs with torpedoes

12.30pm: H.M.S. "Ribble" proceeded into harbour

2.15pm: Junk struck by torpedo. H.M.S. "Chelmer" towed junk into harbour

3.00pm: Finished torpedo runs and proceeded into harbour

4.00pm: Secured to 6A buoy


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3 February 1914

At Hong Kong [and Peng Chau Island]

Lat 22.29, Long 114.05

7.00am: Torpedo party to Kowloon to return torpedo

8.45am: H.M.S. "Welland", H.M.S. "Jed", H.M.S. "Chelmer" and H.M.S. "Ribble" slipped and proceeded

10.00am: Torpedo party returned from Kowloon with spare torpedo

10.30am: Slipped and proceeded

1.00pm: Stopped. Dropped target. Anchor bearings: north point Peng Chau Island S5W, south point Peng Chau Island S20E, flagstaff T~~~ N68E

1.30pm: Carried out .303 inch firing practice

3.00pm: Picked up target and proceeded to join H.M.S. "Welland"

3.40pm: Came to with starboard anchor

8.20pm: Hands darkened ship

8.30pm: Weighed and proceeded. Carried out night firing with 1 inch aiming

11.20pm: Came to with starboard anchor


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4 February 1914

At Mirs Bay

Lat 22.55, Long 114.40

9.05am: Weighed and proceeded to carry out 1 inch aiming practice

11.15am: Took target from H.M.S. "Chelmer" and towed for flotilla

Noon: Finished firing

1.20pm: Arrived at Tai Po and came to with starboard anchor


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5 February 1914

At Tai Po

Lat 22.44, Long 114.21

7.40am: Weighed and proceeded

9.00am: Carried out aiming rifle practice

10.45am: Finished firing

10.55am: Came to with starboard anchor at Tai Po

1.15pm: Weighed and proceeded. Carried out preliminary gunlayers practice

4.00pm: Took targets from H.M.S. "Chelmer"

4.40pm: Came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: South point Peng Chau Island S15E, north point Peng Chau Island N75W, peak S65W

8.30pm: Weighed and proceeded with target in tow. Flotilla carried out 1 inch aiming night firing practice

9.35pm: Came to starboard anchor


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6 February 1914

At Mirs Bay

Lat 22.44, Long 114.21

8.45am: Weighed and proceeded

10.00am: Carried out aiming rifle practice

11.50am: Finished firing and proceeded to Tai Po

12.40am: Came to with starboard anchor at Tai Po


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7 February 1914

At Tai Po

Lat 22.44, Long 114.21

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes


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8 February 1914

At Tai Po

Lat 22.44, Long 114.21

9.00am: Sunday routine. Divisions and prayers


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9 February 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

7.30am: Weighed and proceeded

9.00am: Carried out preliminary gunlayers test practice for acting gunlayers

11.15am: Finished firing

1.10pm: Courses as requisite for entering Hong Kong harbour

1.40pm: Secured to number 6 buoy

5.00pm: Discharged two stoker ratings to H.M.S. "Tamar" sick


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10 February 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

9.00am: Acting gunlayers class to instruction. Hands cleaning ship

1.00pm: Gunlayers class to instruction. Hands cleaning ship


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11 February 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

5.00am: Hands preparing ship for coaling

7.15am: Coal lighter came alongside

8.00am: Commenced coaling

9.00am: Working [party] landed in dockyard to return targets. Acting gunlayers class sent to H.M.S. "Ribble" for instruction

1.15pm: Completed with coal. Hands cleaning ship after coaling


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12 February 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

9.00am: Acting gunlayers class to instruction. Hands cleaning ship

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes

2.30pm: One rating returned from hospital


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13 February 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

5.00am: Hands preparing ship for sea

7.30am: Slipped and proceeded with H.M.S. "Welland" and flotilla

9.00am: Ships carried out gunlayers test for the acting gunlayers

2.00pm: H.M.S. "Usk" carried out gunlayers test

3.30pm: Proceeded to Honk Kong

4.15pm: Securing to number 6 buoy


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14 February 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

8.30am: Aired night clothing

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship

10.00am: Send range party to Stonecutters Island

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes


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15 February 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

9.00am: Landed church parties. Church of England party to H.M.S. "Tamar"

10.30am: Divisions


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16 February 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship and as requisite

11.10am: H.M.S. "Thistle" arrived

1.00pm: Working party landed in dockyard about targets


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17 February 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

9.00am: Hands painting ship's side

12.30pm: Leave to the watch from 1.30pm till 6.30am

2.00pm: Watch painting ship's side

5.00pm: Two ratings returned to ship from H.M.S. "Tamar"


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18 February 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

9.00am: Hands scrubbing out boats

10.00am: One rating discharged to hospital

11.30am: Leave to watch from 1.30pm to 6.30am

1.00pm: Watch employed about torpedo gear


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19 February 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

9.00am: Hands refitting braces to wireless yard and working about torpedo gear

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes

8.40pm: H.M.S. "Welland" and H.M.S. "Kennet" left


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20 February 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

8.30am: Hands scrubbing canvas and small gear

9.00am: German gunboat "Tsingtau" left

1.00pm: Hands cleaning ship and painting aft


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21 February 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

8.30am: Aired night clothing

9.00am: Torpedo party drew two new collision heads from Kowloon. Hands cleaning ship

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes


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22 February 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

9.00am: Landed church parties. Church of England party to H.M.S. "Tamar"

10.30am: Divisions


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23 February 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

9.00am: Hands employed about screens and as requisite.

10.00am: Austrian cruiser sailed

1.00pm: Hands employed returning ammunition


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24 February 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

9.15am: Coal lighter came alongside. Commenced de-coaling

9.30am: Hands refitting gear and as requisite

10.30am: H.M.S. "Triumph" left basin and secured to buoy

1.00pm: Two ratings returned from hospital


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25 February 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

7.03am: Recommenced de-coaling

8.00am: Finished de-coaling

9.30am: Hands cleaning ship

10.30am: One rating sent to H.M.S. "Tamar" sick

1.00pm: Hands cleaning ship's side


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26 February 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

9.15am: H.M.S. "Merlin", H.M.S. "Usk", H.M.S. "Chelmer" and H.M.S. "Ribble" were moved into dry dock

11.00am: Hands scrubbing ship's bottom

1.00pm: Hands scrubbing ship's bottom

6.30pm: Finished scrubbing ship's bottom


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27 February 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

5.30am: Hands rigging stages

9.00am: Hands scrubbing ship's bottom

1.00pm: Hands scrubbing ship's bottom


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28 February 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship

10.00am: Dinghy hauled up on ship

11.00am: One rating sent to H.M.S. "Tamar" sick

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes



LOGS FOR MARCH 1914


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1 March 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

9.00am: Landed church parties. Church of England party to H.M.S. "Tamar"

10.00am: Divisions


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2 March 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

9.00am: Three seaman ratings sent to H.M.S. "Tamar" to pass for higher ratings

10.30am: Hands dismounting guns

11.00am: Two ratings sent to H.M.S. "Tamar" sick

1.00pm: Hands dismounting guns


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3 March 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

9.00am: Men passing for higher rating sent to H.M.S. "Tamar"

10.00am: Hands scraping anchor beds

1.00pm: Hands chipping anchor beds

5.00pm: Exercised fire stations


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4 March 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

9.00am: Hands dismounting guns, scraping anchor beds, and painting down aloft

12.30pm: Hands employed as in forenoon


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5 March 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

9.00am: Hands employed getting up paymaster's stores for muster and as requisite

1.00pm: Hands painting ship


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6 March 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

9.00am: Hands employed painting boats

1.00pm: Hands mounting after gun and painting ship

5.00pm: Exercised fire quarters

5.30pm: One rating returned from sick list H.M.S. "Tamar"


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7 March 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

8.30am: Aired night clothing

9.30am: Hands cleaning ship

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes


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8 March 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

9.00am: Landed church parties. Church of England party to H.M.S. "Tamar"

10.00am: Divisions


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9 March 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

9.00am: Hands transporting special collision heads from H.M.S. "Usk" to H.M.S. "Welland". Remainder scraping ship's bottom

1.00pm: Hands scraping ship's bottom


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10 March 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

9.00am: Hands scrubbing canvas and gear

12.30pm: Hands employed about after awnings and scraping iron deck aft


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11 March 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

9.00am: Hands painting mess deck and upper deck

10.00am: One rating returned from sick list in H.M.S. "Tamar"

1.00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon


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12 March 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

9.00am: Hands painting ship and seamen's mess deck

1.00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

5.00pm: Exercised fire quarters


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13 March 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

7.40am: Commenced flooding dock

9.00am: Finished flooding dock

1.00am: H.M.S. "Merlin", H.M.S. "Ribble", H.M.S. "Chelmer" and H.M.S. "Usk" undocked

10.30am: Secured alongside H.M.S. "Wivern" in basin

1.00pm: Hands refitting boom gear and as requisite


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14 March 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

9.00am: Aired night clothing

9.15am: H.M.S. "Yarmouth" sailed for Colombo to pay off

11.00am: Hands cleaning ship

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes


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15 March 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

9.00am: Landed church parties. Church of England party to H.M.S. "Tamar"

10.30am: Divisions


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16 March 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

9.00am: Hands painting ship

10.00am: Landed three cases of cordite for heat test

1.00pm: Hands painting ship


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17 March 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

9.00am: Hands painting ship and as requisite

1.00pm: Hands painting ship and as requisite

5.00pm: Coal lighter came alongside


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18 March 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

6.00am: Hands prepared for coaling

7.30am: Commenced coaling

9.00am: Hands drawing lower booms from dockyard and fitting gear for same

11.10am: Finished coaling

1.00pm: Hands washing down after coaling

1.05pm: Coal lighter shoved off


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19 March 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

6.00am: Hands painting ship

9.00am: Hands painting ship

10.00am: Provisioned ship

1.00pm: Hands painting ship's side


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20 March 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

9.00am: Hands employed scrubbing canvas and small gear

1.00pm: Hands fitting lower boom and as requisite


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21 March 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

9.00am: Ship carried out basin trial (satisfactory)

10.00am: Proceeded out of basin and carried out short run in harbour

10.30am: Securing to 6A buoy

11.30am: Hands cleaning ship

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes


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22 March 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

9.00am: Landed church parties. Church of England party to H.M.S. "Tamar"

11.00am: Divisions.

11.30am: One rating sent to H.M.S. "Tamar" sick

6.00pm: Two stokers joined from H.M.S. "Doris". One leading telegraphist from H.M.S. "Jed"


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23 March 1914

Manoeuvres round Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.26

6.00am: Hands preparing ship for sea

9.00am: Slipped and proceeded with flotilla

9.50am: Came to with starboard anchor in Junk Bay

1.00pm: Weighed and proceeded

3.48pm: Stopped both

4.00pm: War declared for manoeuvres

5.40pm: Proceeded. Clear ship for action

7.00pm: Stopped and took station on H.M.S. "Minotaur's" port beam

7.15pm: Proceeded with H.M.S. "Minotaur"

8.45pm: Stopped and embarked trooper from H.M.S. "Minotaur". Darkened ship

9.00pm: Proceeded. Courses and speeds as requisite to Tai Tam Bay to land troops

10.40pm: Fired on enemy's pickets on shore

11.00pm: Troops disembarked. Ship patrolled in Tai Tam Bay


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24 March 1914

Manoeuvres round Hong Kong

Lat 22.17, Long 114.14

12.05am: Engaged patrol boats. Patrol boats out of action

3.30am: Embarked troops

5.45am: Landed troops and proceeded to join H.M.S. "Minotaur"

8.25am: Came to with starboard anchor on south of Lamma Island. Anchor bearings: Wo Lo Tsui N73W, Humitsui SW, Mount Senhouse Peak S32E

11.00am: H.M.S. "Minotaur's" steamboat and cutter came alongside

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes

5.00pm: Hands refilled water breakers for native troops ashore

6.40pm: Hands darken ship

8.45pm: Weighed and proceeded

9.15pm: Took junk with troops on board in tow

11.00pm: Slipped junk at Aberdeen Docks

11.35pm: Fired on H.M.T. "T.B.037"


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25 March 1914

Manoeuvres round Hong Kong

Lat 22.17, Long 114.14

12.20am: Proceeded to carry out attack on western entrance Hong Kong harbour

1.22am: Boats observed and returned to Aberdeen to re-embark troops

3.20am: Fired on and captured tug boat

3.50am: Troops re-embarked in junks and took junks in tow

4.00am: Proceeded back to Lamma

5.00am: Slipped junks, troops disembarked.

6.00am: Came to with starboard anchor off Lamma

10.30am: Supplied troops with 230 gallons of water

1.05pm: Shifted birth to further inshore

1.30pm: Beached an Army Service Core lighter

3.00pm: Troops embarked provisions and arms in lighter

5.00pm: Troops embarked in junks. Hands darken ship

6.45pm: Weighed and took junk in tow

7.00pm: Proceeded to Tai Tam Bay

9.15pm: Slipped junk at Tai Tam and proceeded to rendezvous


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26 March 1914

Manoeuvres round Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

12.20am: Stopped engines

12.30am: Proceeded patrolling off eastern entrance

3.15am: Carried out attack on Lye Mun Pass. Attack failed. Destroyers put out of action

4.00am: Proceeded to Tai Tam Bay

4.30am: Came to with starboard anchor

8.00am: Hostilities ceased. Manoeuvres ended

9.00am: Weighed and proceeded into harbour

9.20am: Secured to 6A buoy

11.00am: Discharged one telegraphist to H.M.S. "Minotaur"

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes

4.30pm: One leading stoker returned from H.M.S. "Tamar" sick and one telegraph rating

6.30pm: Discharged two stoker ratings to H.M.S. "Alacrity"


Lye Mun Pass is present day Lei Yue Mun.


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27 March 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

7.00am: Spread quarter deck awning

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship

1.00pm: Hands cleaning ship. Party sent to dockyard to return searchlight


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28 March 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship. Saturday routine

10.00am: H.M.S. "Welland" shifted buoy

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes

6.00pm: Hands to bathe


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29 March 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

9.00am: Landed church parties

10.00am: Church of England party to H.M.S. "Tamar". One Rating sent to H.M.S. "Tamar" sick.

11.00am: Divisions


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30 March 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

7.00am: Hands preparing ship for sea

7.30am: Slipped and proceeded

8.15am: Commenced trial

9.25am: Discontinued trial due to lack of water. Trial was unsatisfactory. Proceeded into harbour

9.50am: Secured to 6A buoy

1.00pm: Hands cleaning ship. Sent coal tallying party to Kowloon


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31 March 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

5.30am: Hands preparing ship for sea

7.00am: Slipped and proceeded to Lamma Channel for steam trial

8.00am: Came to with starboard anchor off Luk Chau Island due to fog

8.35am: Weighed and proceeded

8.50am: Commenced trial. Streamed patent log

10.50am: Finished trial having average 24.01 knots. Hauled in log. Proceeded to Hong Kong

11.30am: Secured to number 6A buoy

1.00pm: Hands cleaning ship


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[Back cover of log book]



LOGS FOR APRIL 1914


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[Front cover of log book]


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Distance run per hour – knots

Coal expended for all purposes per hour – tons

Distance run per ton of coal – knots

Date when this information was obtained by actual experiment

At authorised power with natural draught = the unit

25.0

12.0

2.08

Dec. 03

"With all despatch" (the maximum power attainable for 24 hours) = 4/5 the unit

23.5

5.5

4.35

Oct. 04

"With despatch" (the maximum sea-going speed while the coal lasts) = 3/5 the unit

22.0

4.25

5.2

Oct. 04

"With moderate despatch" = 2/5 the unit

20.0

2.8

7.1

Sept. 04

"At ordinary speed" = 1/5 the unit

16.0

1.3

11.8

Sept. 04

"At most economical speed" = as determined by trial and in accordance with the varying conditions of wind and weather

10.0

0.7

14.2

Oct. 04


To: Vice Admiral Sir T.H.M. Jerram K.C.B. H.M.S. "Minotaur" [Signed by] Wellwood G.C. Maxwell, Captain, 31 May 1914


H.M.S. "Minotaur" 11th June 1914

Submitted, observing: [Signed by] J. Wilson Engineer Commander

[Stamped] COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF CHINA STATION 1 JULY 1914


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Barometer

Mercurial or Aneroid

Aneroid





Name of Maker and number

J. Hicks, 805





Height of cistern above sea






Error of Mercurial Barometer







Thermometers for Air Temperature

Position in Ship

on after gun platform





Whether in screen

not in screen







Date

Maker and No.

S.A. Calderara

From


To



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1 April 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

5.00am: One rating discharged to H.M.S. "Tamar" sick

9.00am: Hands ammunitioning ship. Hands cleaning ship

10.00am: Ship's company muster for medical inspection

11.00am: One rating returned from sick list on H.M.S. "Tamar"

1.00pm: Hands cleaning ship.

1.30pm: H.M.S. "Alacrity" arrived


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2 April 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

5.00am: Hands preparing for sea

9.00am: Slipped and proceeded with submarines

10.00am: Hands employed about submarines torpedoes

12.30pm: Coal lighter came alongside

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes

1.30pm: Commenced coaling

5.45pm: Finished coaling having taken in 110 tons. Hands wash down after coaling


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3 April 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

8.30am: Two ratings discharged to H.M.S. "Tamar" sick

9.30am: Hands cleaning ship

1.00pm: Hands cleaning ship


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4 April 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship

1.00pm: Hands make and mend [clothes]


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5 April 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

8.30am: Two ratings came back from H.M.S. "Tamar" sick list

9.30am: Landed church parties. Church of England party to H.M.S. "Tamar"

10.30am: Divisions


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6 April 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

8.30am: Hands provisioning ship. Dockyard party sent to Kowloon dockyard for searchlight parts

1.00pm: Hands cleaning ship and as requisite

5.00pm: H.M.S. "Alacrity" left for Kobe


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7 April 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

9.00am: Hands refitting wires and as requisite

11.00am: Lost overboard by accident two brushes scrubber hand pattern number 459

1.00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

5.00pm: French gunboat arrived


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8 April 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

9.00am: Hands scrubbing out boats and scrubbing boat's covers

1.00pm: Hands furl inner awning and secure for sea

2.30pm: Surgeon Lloyd and one Chinese boy joined the ship for passage to Wei-Hai-Wei

5.00pm: Unshackled

5.30pm: Slipped with flotilla and proceeded out of harbour


Wei-Hai-Wei, also known as Port Edward, was a leased territory of the United Kingdom, presently it's known as Weihai.


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9 April 1914

From Hong Kong to Nagasaki

Lat 23.22, Long 116.88

12.40am: Sighted Chilang light NE

1.28am: Chilang light 4 points on port bow

2.22am: Chilang light abeam 9 miles

9.00am: Hands employed scrubbing out magazines

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes

7.30pm: Sighted Chapple Island light NE [The log-keeper most probably made a spelling mistake and meant Chapel Island]

9.24pm: Chapple Island light 4 points on port bow

9.38pm: Chapple Island light abeam 2.4 miles

10.00pm: Sighted Dodd Island light NE by N

11.16pm: Dodd Island light 4 points on port bow

11.56pm: Dodd Island light abeam 6.7 miles


Chilang is present day Zhelang Yan.

Chapel Island is present day Dongding Dao.

Dodd Island is present day Beiding Dao.


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10 April 1914

From Hong Kong to Nagasaki

Lat 25.55, Long 120.33

4.30am: Sighted Ockseu light NE by N

9.15am: Turnabout Island light 4 points on port bow

9.45am: Divisions and prayers. Carried out Sunday routine

10.15am: Turnabout Island light abeam 10 miles

12.30pm: Hands make and mend clothes


Ockseu Island is present day Wuqiu Yu.

Turnabout Island is present day Niushan Dao.


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11 April 1914

From Hong Kong to Nagasaki

Lat 28.87, Long 124.32

8.15am: Stopped to adjust steering gear

8.30am: Proceeded

10.35am: Took up position in line again

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes

4.00pm: Put clocks on 15 minutes


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12 April 1914

From Hong Kong to Nagasaki

Lat 32.36, Long 129.18

5.45am: Sighted Me Sima Island NE by N [The log-keeper most probably made a spelling mistake and meant Me Shima Island]

9.40am: Divisions and prayers

10.30am: Put clocks on 47 minutes

12.30am: Half masted colours for the Empress Dowager of Japan

2.35pm: Courses and speeds as requisite for entering harbour

3.30pm: Moored ship. Anchor bearings: high hill N85E, customs house S68E, church spire S15E


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13 April 1914

At Nagasaki

Lat 32.74, Long 129.87

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship

1.00pm: Hands cleaning ship

2.00pm: Raised steam in one boiler

5.10pm: Let fires die out


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14 April 1914

At Nagasaki

Lat 32.74, Long 129.87

5.00am: Hands preparing for coaling

6.55am: First lighter came alongside. Commenced coaling

9.00am: Hands scrubbing out boats

12.50pm: Finished coaling having taken in 105 tons

2.00pm: Hands washing down after coaling


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15 April 1914

At Nagasaki

Lat 32.74, Long 129.87

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship

1.00pm: Hands cleaning ship's side


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16 April 1914

From Nagasaki to Miyajima, and at Nagasaki

Lat 32.74, Long 129.87

9.00am: Hand securing ship for sea

10.00am: Discharged one stoker rating to H.M.S. "Newcastle" sick

1.00pm: Furled awnings and secured boats for sea

2.50pm: Weighed port anchor

3.00pm: Weighed starboard anchor and proceeded with flotilla


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17 April 1914

From Nagasaki to Miyajima, and off Miyajima

Lat 33.84, Long 131.45

1.15am: Sighted Yeboshi Jima light N80E

3.12am: Yeboshi Jima abeam 1 mile

8.23am: Courses and speeds as requisite, passing through Shimonoseki Straights

5.00pm: Spread quarterdeck awnings

5.30pm: Courses and speeds as requisite for approaching anchorage

6.40pm: Came to with starboard anchor off Higashi Nomi Jima. Anchor bearings: Oya-saki N46W, O Kuroshima S64W, Nikaya Point N25E


Yeboshi Jima is present day Eboshi Island.

Oya-saki is present day Oya Hana.


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18 April 1914

At Miyajima

Lat 34.31, Long 132.32

5.45am: Shortened in

6.00am: Weighed and proceeded with flotilla

7.30am: Came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Hyiri Saki N66E, Ajima Point N20E, Uno beacon S57W

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes


Hyiri Saki is also known as Hijiri Zaki.


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19 April 1914

At Miyajima

Lat 34.31, Long 132.32

9.00am: Divisions and prayers


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20 April 1914

From Miyajima to Kobe

Lat 34.07, Long 132.63

6.00am: Hands preparing ship for sea

9.00am: Weighed and proceeded

1.40pm: Courses as requisite for proceeding through Kurusima Channel

2.12pm: Stopped to repair steering gear

2.30pm: Proceeded

4.00pm: Exercised collision stations

6.00pm: Courses and speeds as requisite for approaching anchorage

6.55pm: Came to starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: left of conspicuous hill S78W, right of conspicuous hill West, prominent point N38E


Kurusima Channel is also known as Kurushima-kaikyo.


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21 April 1914

At Kobe

Lat 34.61, Long 135.17

7.00am: Weighed and proceeded with flotilla

11.47am: Shako-no-Se buoy abeam 1 mile [The log-keeper most probably made a spelling mistake and meant Shikano-Se]

12.45pm: Courses and speeds as requisite

2.20pm: Arrived at Kobe and secured alongside jetty with port anchor laid out at seaward. H.M.S. "Kennet" secured alongside H.M.S. "Usk"


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22 April 1914

At Kobe

Lat 34.68, Long 135.19

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship

12.30pm: Hands painting aft

2.00pm: General leave to starboard watch from 4.30pm till 7.00am Friday


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23 April 1914

At Kobe

Lat 34.68, Long 135.19

9.00am: Hands painting ship

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes


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24 April 1914

At Kobe

Lat 34.68, Long 135.19

9.00am: Hands painting whaler and ship's side

1.00pm: Hands painting water line


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25 April 1914

At Kobe

Lat 34.68, Long 135.19

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes


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26 April 1914

At Kobe

Lat 34.68, Long 135.19

9.00am: Landed church parties

9.30am: Divisions


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27 April 1914

At Kobe

Lat 34.68, Long 135.19

9.00am: Hands painting out boats.

9.30am: Clark able seaman discharged to H.M.S. "Minotaur" sick

1.00pm: Hands refitting lower boom gear


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28 April 1914

At Kobe

Lat 34.68, Long 135.19

9.00am: Hands scrubbing out magazines and shell-rooms

1.00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon


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29 April 1914

At Kobe

Lat 34.68, Long 135.19

5.00am: H.M.S. "Minotaur" left

9.00am: H.M.S. "Hampshire" arrived. Hands refitting boat's covers and as requisite

1.00pm: Hands employed cleaning ship's side


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30 April 1914

At Kobe

Lat 34.68, Long 135.19

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes



LOGS FOR MAY 1914


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1 May 1914

At Kobe

Lat 34.68, Long 135.19

7.00am: General leave to watch from 8.00am to 7.00am Saturday

9.00am: Hands scrubbing deck clothes and canvas and gear

1.00pm: Hands scrubbing small gear


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2 May 1914

At Kobe

Lat 34.68, Long 135.19

7.00am: General leave to watch from 8.00am to 7.00am Sunday

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes


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3 May 1914

At Kobe

Lat 34.68, Long 135.19

9.00am: Landed church parties.

9.30am: Divisions


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4 May 1914

From Kobe to Nagasaki

Lat 34.32, Long 133.62

5.00am: Slipped from jetty and weighed port anchor. Proceeded with flotilla

2.05pm: Courses and speeds as requisite for proceeding through Kakato Seto and Mihara Seto

4.10pm: Exercised fire quarters

4.17pm: Stopped engines. H.M.S. "Colne", H.M.S. "Jed" and H.M.S. "Kennet" swung ship for deviation of compass

5.05pm: Proceeded


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5 May 1914

From Kobe to Nagasaki

Lat 33.61, Long 129.72

1.00am: Courses and speeds as requisite for approaching anchorage

1.10am: Came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: light buoy N30E, lighthouse N54W

5.30am: Weighed and proceeded. Courses and speeds as requisite for proceeding through Shimonoseki Straights

10.55am: Yeboshi lighthouse abeam 2.5 miles

5.00pm: Courses and speeds as requisite for entering harbour

6.10pm: Came to starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Oura signal station S8E, Kozaki Bani S48W, lighthouse S20E


Yeboshi Jima is present day Eboshi Island.

Kozaki-bana is a point in Nagasaki Bay, just south of the bridge crossing the bay.


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6 May 1914

At Nagasaki

Lat 32.74, Long 129.87

8.00am: Dressed ship

9.45am: Coal came alongside. Commenced coaling

10.00am: Hands scrubbing out boats. Surgeon Lloyd discharged to H.M.S. "Minotaur". Surgeon Henry joined ship

2.45pm: Finished coaling. Hands cleaning ship

3.00pm: Lost overboard by accident brushes scrubber hand pattern number 459, one in number


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7 May 1914

At Nagasaki

Lat 32.74, Long 129.87

6.10am: H.M.S. "Minotaur" left

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship after coaling

12.30pm: Hands make and mend clothes


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8 May 1914

At Nagasaki

Lat 32.74, Long 129.87

8.30am: Exercised general quarters

9.00am: Hands to loader drill and employed as requisite

12.30pm: Hands scrubbing deck clothes and boat's covers


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9 May 1914

From Nagasaki to Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 32.67, Long 128.17

4.45am: Cleared hawse, weighed port anchor

5.15am: Weighed and proceeded. Courses and speeds as requisite for leaving harbour

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship

10.24am: Ose Saki lighthouse abeam 2 miles

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes


Wei-Hai-Wei, the present day city of Weihai, was a leased territory of the United Kingdom until 1930.

Ose Saki is located just east of the western most tip of Fukue Island.


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10 May 1914

From Nagasaki to Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 36.50, Long 123.42

12.00am: Sighted Ross Island

5.30am: Put clocks back ½ hour

8.30am: Divisions and prayers

10.30am: Put clocks back ½ hour

6.00pm: Courses and speeds as requisite for entering harbour

6.30pm: Secured to buoy B


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11 May 1914

At Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

4.30am: H.M.S. "Newcastle" arrived

5.00am: Hands rigging target

8.50am: Slipped and proceeded. Carried out aiming rifle practice firing

10.30am: Finished firing and proceeded into harbour

10.50am: Secured to buoy.

12.30pm: Discharged three ratings to H.M.S. "Hampshire" to undergo punishment. Two ratings discharged to H.M.S. "Hampshire" sick

3.00pm: Read three warrants


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12 May 1914

At Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

7.50am: Slipped and proceeded

9.00am: Carried out aiming rifle practice firing

10.30am: Finished firing and proceeded into harbour

10.50am: Secured to buoy

1.00pm: Hands preparing torpedo for test runs


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13 May 1914

At Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

6.30am: Slipped and proceeded

7.15am: Commenced running torpedoes

8.30am: Running torpedoes

9.45am: Due to fog came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: sandy headland S23E, conspicuous point S17W

11.00am: Weighed and proceeded to run torpedoes

12.30pm: Finished torpedo practice

12.50pm: Flotilla came to with starboard anchor due to fog

2.25pm: Weighed and resumed torpedo running

3.30pm: Lost overboard by accident one light switch of 12-pounder ~~~ gun

4.55pm: Came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: sandy headland S28E, conspicuous point S12W

7.00pm: Hands preparing for night firing

8.30pm: Weighed and carried out firing 1 inch aiming with H.M.S. "Ribble"

11.00pm: Finished firing and proceeded into harbour

11.45pm: Securing to buoy


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14 May 1914

At Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

8.45am: Slipped and proceeded with H.M.S. "Colne" and H.M.S. "Chelmer"

10.00am: Carried out torpedo test runs

11.40am: Proceeded into harbour

12.10pm: Secured alongside iron pier

12.30pm: Commenced coaling

1.30pm: Two ratings joined ship from sick list in H.M.S. "Hampshire"

4.15pm: Finished coaling and slipped from pier

4.25pm: Securing to buoy

6.00pm: Hands washing down after coaling


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15 May 1914

At Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

8.30am: H.M.S. "Colne", H.M.S. "Chelmer" and H.M.S. "Jed" went alongside pier to coal

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship and parting torpedoes

12.30pm: Hands cleaning ship

5.30pm: One rating rejoined ship from sick list in H.M.S. "Hampshire"


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16 May 1914

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At Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

8.30am: Aired light clothing

9.30am: Hands cleaning ship.

10.30am: H.M.S. "Alacrity" left

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes


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[Correct page]

At Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

8.30am: Aired light clothing

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

11.55am: H.M.S. "Alacrity" left harbour


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17 May 1914

At Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

9.00am: Landed Church Parties. Church of England party to H.M.S. "Minotaur"

10.30am: Divisions


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18 May 1914

At Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

6.00am: Hands preparing ship for sea

7.30am: Slipped and proceeded

8.30am: Carried out aiming rifle practice

10.00am: Finished firing. Carried out steam tactics

11.30am: Finished exercise and proceeded into harbour

12.00pm: Secured alongside iron pier to charge up spare torpedoes

2.15pm: Slipped from pier and secured to buoy. Hands cleaning ship


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19 May 1914

At Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

7.30am: Slipped with H.M.S. "Ribble" and proceeded

9.00am: Carried out aiming rifle practice

10.55am: Finished firing and proceeded into harbour

11.40am: Secured to B buoy

1.00pm: Hands cleaning ship


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20 May 1914

At Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

8.30am: Discharged two ratings sick to H.M.S. "Hampshire"

8.55am: Slipped and proceeded with H.M.S. "Ribble"

10.00am: Carried out aiming rifle practice

11.30am: Finished practice

1.00pm: Calibrated with one round from each gun, then proceeded into harbour

1.45pm: Securing to buoy


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21 May 1914

At Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

9.00am: Hands painting ship's side

10.00am: Provisioning ship

1.00pm: Hands painting ship

6.00pm: Three men discharged from cells returned to ship from H.M.S. "Hampshire"


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22 May 1914

At Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

9.00am: Landed target party. Hands painting ship

1.00pm: Hands painting ship. Guns crew exercised at loader drill


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23 May 1914

At Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

8.30am: Aired night clothing

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes

2.00pm: H.M.S. "Alacrity" arrived

5.30pm: Lost overboard by accident tubes candle pattern number 117, one in number


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24 May 1914

At Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

8.30am: Landed Church Parties

9.00am: Divisions and Prayers


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25 May 1914

At Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

5.30am: Hands prepared for sea

6.00am: Cleared ship for action

9.00am: Slipped and proceeded with flotilla

11.15am: Carried out gunlayers test (preliminary)

1.00pm: Hands employed about the guns

3.30pm: Flotilla finished firing and proceeded into harbour

4.30pm: Secured to buoy


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26 May 1914

At Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

9.00am: Slipped and proceeded with flotilla

10.00am: Carried out gunlayers test

11.00am: H.M.S. "Chelmer" carried out gunlayers test

1.45pm: Secured to buoy and dressed ship overall in honour of Queen's birthday

5.00pm: Lost overboard by accident 12-pounder 8 cwt. cases empty two in number; adapters metal fired two in number; tubes electrical wireless Mark IV (fired) two in number


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27 May 1914

At Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

7.50am: Slipped and proceeded with flotilla

8.30am: Carried out duties of "running mark"

10.00am: H.M.S. "Colne", H.M.S. "Jed" and H.M.S. "Kennet" carried out gunlayers test

1.00pm: H.M.S. "Ribble" carried out gunlayers test

3.00pm: Exercises completed. Proceeded to Waterwitch Bay and embarked one rating for H.M.S. "Jed" from H.M.S. "Yarmouth"

3.50pm: Secured to buoy

4.30pm: Discharged one rating to H.M.S. "Jed"


Waterwitch Bay lays between Cod Head, present day Jingzi Tou, and Eddy Island, present day Chu Dao.


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28 May 1914

At Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

6.30am: H.M.S. "Jed" and H.M.S. "Colne" slipped and proceeded alongside iron pier

8.10am: Slipped and proceeded

9.30am: H.M.S. "Hampshire" carried out range taking exercises. H.M.S. "Usk" being target

10.30am: Due to fog came to starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Sun Island S33W, Hu an Lok rocks S20W, beacon S80W

12.55pm: Weighed and proceeded

2.30pm: Took targets in tow from H.M.S. "Hampshire"

4.40pm: Came to with starboard anchor

7.45pm: Weighed and proceeded

9.00pm: H.M.S. "Hampshire" carried out night firing

10.00pm: Finished firing and proceeded into harbour

10.50pm: Securing to buoy


Sun Island is the present day Ridao Island.

Hu an Lok is most probably present day Dahong.


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29 May 1914

At Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

5.00am: H.M.S. "Jed" and H.M.S. "Kennet" left for Shanghai

7.00am: Slipped and proceeded alongside iron pier to coal

7.30am: Commenced coaling

8.30am: Hands employed charging torpedoes

9.50am: Finished coaling

10.45am: Slipped from pier

10.55am: Secured to buoy

11.30am: Hands cleaning ship

12.30pm: Hands cleaning ship


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30 May 1914

At Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

8.30am: Aired night clothing

9.00am: Hands cleaned ship and scrubbed out boats

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes


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31 May 1914

At Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

9.00am: Landed church parties. Church of England party to H.M.S. "Yarmouth"

10.30am: Divisions


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[Back cover of log book]



LOGS FOR JUNE 1914


[Front cover of log book is missing]


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Distance run per hour – knots

Coal expended for all purposes per hour – tons

Distance run per ton of coal – knots

Date when this information was obtained by actual experiment

At authorised power with natural draught = the unit

25

12

2.08

Dec. 03

"With all despatch" (the maximum power attainable for 24 hours) = 4/5 the unit

23.5

5.5

4.35

Oct. 04

"With despatch" (the maximum sea-going speed while the coal lasts) = 3/5 the unit

22

4.25

5.20

Oct. 04

"With moderate despatch" = 2/5 the unit

20

2.8

7.1

Sept. 04

"At ordinary speed" = 1/5 the unit

16

1.3

11.8

Sept. 04

"At most economical speed" = as determined by trial and in accordance with the varying conditions of wind and weather

10

0.7

14.2

Oct. 04


H.M.S. "Una" 1/6/14 – 31/7/14


[Signed by] Wellwood G.C. Maxwell, Captain, 31 July 1914


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Barometer

Mercurial or Aneroid

Aneroid





Name of Maker and number

Short and Mason, 1490





Height of cistern above sea

-





Error of Mercurial Barometer

-






Thermometers for Air Temperature

Position in Ship

Portable





Whether in screen

No







Date

Maker and No.

T.A. Reynold, not numbered

From


To



Thermometers for Sea Temperature



Date

Maker and No.

T.A. Reynold

From


To



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1 June 1914

At Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.47, Long 122.20

6.00am: Hands employed rigging target and preparing for sea

6.45am: H.M.S. "Hampshire" sailed

8.00am: H.M.S. "Newcastle" sailed

8.10am: H.M.S. "Minotaur" and flotilla sailed, destroyers employed picking up torpedoes for H.M.S. "Minotaur"

10.00am: Picked up torpedo

10.20am: Carried out .303 inch aiming rifle practice, working up for battle practice

11.30am: Completed practice

12.10pm: Returned to harbour and secured to buoy

12.15pm: H.M.S. "Hampshire" returned to harbour

1.35pm: Hands employed as required. Exercised whalers crew at boat sailing

4.00pm: Evening quarters

9.00pm: Rounds correct


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2 June 1914

At Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

5.45am: H.M.S. "Alacrity" sailed. Hands prepared for drill

6.30am: Exercised general drill with flotilla

8.45am: Aired bedding

9.15am: Divisions. Hands employed as requisite

11.30am: Lashed up and stowed hammocks

1.15pm: Hands employed as requisite

1.45pm: H.M.S. "Minotaur's" torpedo returned

2.00pm: Dockyard party drawing stores

4.00pm: Evening quarters

9.00pm: Rounds correct


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3 June 1914

At Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.00am: Dressed ship overall

10.20am: Two stokers joined from sick list in H.M.S. "Hampshire"

11.50am: Manned ship

Noon: Cruisers fired a Royal Salute

1.00pm: Leave to watch 1.30 till 7.30pm. Make and mend clothes

9.00pm: Rounds correct


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4 June 1914

At Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

5.30am: Party of twelve seamen landed for drill and fourteen stokers for route march

7.40am: Landing party returned

8.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship and as requisite

11.20am: Arrived H.M.S. "Yarmouth"

Noon: Arrived H.M.S. "Chelmer"

12.30pm: Day leave to watch

1.30pm: Exercised whalers under sail. Remainder of hands employed as requisite

4.00pm: Evening quarters

9.00pm: Rounds


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5 June 1914

At Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

6.00am: Hands employed as requisite cleaning ship

6.40am: Sailed H.M.S. "Hampshire" and H.M.S. "Yarmouth"

7.00am: Arrived H.M.S. "Alacrity"

7.40am: Sailed H.M.S. "Ribble"

9.30am: Exercised at: general quarters, fire and collision stations

10.05am: Replaced gear. Hands employed as requisite

11.45am: Arrived H.M.S. "Hampshire" and H.M.S. "Yarmouth"

12.30pm: Day leave to watch

1.15pm: Hands employed as requisite

2.20pm: Arrived H.M.S. "Ribble" and H.M.S. "Newcastle"

4.00pm: Evening quarters

4.46pm: Landed patrol


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6 June 1914

At Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.45am: Hands employed as requisite

Noon: Leave to watch 1.30 – 7.30pm

4.00pm: Evening quarters

9.00pm: Rounds

9.40pm: Raised steam in number 4 boiler


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7 June 1914

At Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

2.40am: Let fires die out

6.30am: Hands cleaning ship

1.30pm: Leave to watch 1.30 – 7.30pm

4.00pm: Evening quarters

9.00pm: Rounds


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8 June 1914

At Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

6.00am: Landed dockyard party. Prepared torpedoes for running. Hands employed cleaning ship

8.20am: Dockyard party returned

8.30am: Sailed H.M.S. "Minotaur"

9.15am: Hands employed as requisite

11.30am: Sailed H.M.S. "Yarmouth", arrived H.M.S. "Newcastle"

Noon: Sailed H.M.S. "Ribble"

12.55pm: Unshackled

1.15pm: Slipped and proceeded out of harbour in company with H.M.S. "Colne" and H.M.S. "Chelmer"

2.00pm: Carried out 1 inch aiming rifle practice independently

3.00pm: Finished practice

3.25pm: Took H.M.S. "Colne" in tow

4.00pm: Cast off tow

4.15pm: Proceeded as requisite

4.45pm: Came to with starboard anchor in Tan Shan Bay

5.15pm: Arrived H.M.S. "Ribble"

7.55pm: Put over target

8.15pm: Weighed and proceeded with H.M.S. "Ribble" and carried out 1 inch aiming rifle practice

8.30pm: Rounds

10.25pm: Came to with starboard anchor in Tan Shan Bay


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9 June 1914

Tan Shan Bay

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14 [No reference to Tan Shan Bay found, used Wei-Hai-Wei]

6.00am: Hands employed rigging target

6.45am: Weighed and proceeded with H.M.S. "Colne" and H.M.S. "Chelmer" for torpedo practice

8.45am: Commenced practice (four torpedoes)

11.30am: Completed practice proceeded into harbour

1.10pm: Secured to A buoy

2.25pm: Arrived H.M.S. "Newcastle" and H.M.S. "Yarmouth"

3.30pm: Arrived H.M.S. "Minotaur" and H.M.S. "Ribble"

4.00pm: Evening quarters

9.00pm: Rounds


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10 June 1914

At Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.93, Long 122.23

4.30am: Lit fires in 2 and 4 boilers

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship and preparing for sea

6.15am: Arrived H.M.S. "Jed" and H.M.S. "Kennet"

6.30am: One stoker rejoined from hospital

7.00am: Sailed H.M.S. "Newcastle"

7.15am: Unshackled

7.45am: Slipped

8.00am: Proceeded H.M.S. "Yarmouth" and H.M.S. "Minotaur"

8.05am: Proceeded as requisite out of harbour

8.15am: Carried out duties of marking ship for H.M.S. "Minotaur"

9.00am: Routine. Parting torpedoes

3.00pm: Course and speed as requisite for entering harbour

3.30pm: Secured to A buoy Wei-Hai-Wei

4.00pm: Evening quarters. Usual day leave to watch

6.10pm: Arrived H.M.S. "Newcastle"

9.00pm: Rounds


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11 June 1914

At Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

7.00am: Furled awnings

7.30am: Slipped and proceeded for gunnery practice in company with H.M.S. "Colne" and H.M.S. "Ribble"

8.25am: Routine

11.20am: Proceeded as requisite for entering harbour

11.40am: Secured to A buoy

12.20pm: Arrived H.M.S. "Hants"

12.30pm: Secured alongside coaling jetty

1.20pm: Routine. Commenced coaling. Proceeded H.M.S. "Chelmer"

2.00pm: Proceeded H.M.S. "Minotaur"

2.30pm: H.M.S. "Chelmer" secured alongside coaling jetty

3.00pm: Finished coaling and secured to A buoy. Received 50 tons

3.30pm: Hands employed cleaning ship

4.20pm: H.M.S. "Jed" and H.M.S. "Kennet" proceeded

9.00pm: Rounds

11.00pm: Arrived H.M.S. "Jed" and H.M.S. "Kennet"


H.M.S. "Hants" is the abbreviation for H.M.S. "Hampshire".


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12 June 1914

At Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship. Routine

7.00am: H.M.S. "Jed" and H.M.S. "Kennet" secured alongside iron pier

11.30am: H.M.S. "Jed" and H.M.S. "Kennet" secured to buoys

1.30pm: Routine. Hands employed as requisite

4.00pm: Evening quarters. Usual day leave

4.45pm: Landed picket number 4

7.40pm: Picket returned on board

9.00pm: Rounds correct


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13 June 1914

At Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.45am: Aired night clothing

9.00am: Routine

12.30pm: Make and mend clothes. Usual Saturday leave

4.00pm: Evening quarters

9.00pm: Rounds


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14 June 1914

At Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

6.45am: Hands employed cleaning ship. Sunday routine

9.45am: Landed church parties

1.30pm: Usual Sunday leave to watch

4.00pm: Evening quarters

9.00pm: Rounds


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15 June 1914

At Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship and preparing for drill

6.30am: Exercised general drill

8.10am: Sailed H.M.S. "Newcastle"

8.40am: Sailed H.M.S. "Yarmouth"

8.45am: Replace gear

8.45am: Sailed H.M.S. "Hampshire"

10.20am: Lit fires in 2 and 4 boilers

11.30am: Furled quarterdeck awnings

11.45am: Unshackled

12.10pm: Arrived H.M.S. "Hants"

1.15pm: Slipped and proceeded as requisite carrying out 1 inch aiming rifle practice

4.30pm: Carried out dummy torpedo attacks

6.05pm: Came to starboard anchor

8.20pm: Weighed and proceeded in company with H.M.S. "Kennet" and H.M.S. "Ribble" for 1 inch aiming rifle practice

9.15pm: Completed practice and returned to harbour

9.50pm: Secured to D buoy


H.M.S. "Hants" is the abbreviation for H.M.S. "Hampshire".


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16 June 1914

At Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

6.00am: Routine

8.15am: Slipped and proceeded as requisite for towing target for H.M.S. "Hants"

12.30pm: Towed target into harbour

1.00pm: Proceeded to carrying out range finding exercise with "Hants"

4.00pm: Returned to harbour

6.10pm: Arrived H.M.S. "Jed"

6.15pm: Arrived H.M.S. "Ribble"

9.00pm: Rounds

9.45pm: H.M.S. "Newcastle"


H.M.S. "Hants" is the abbreviation for H.M.S. "Hampshire".


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17 June 1914

At Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

7.00am: Routine

8.45am: Aired night clothing. Routine

12.30pm: Usual day leave from 1.30pm

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes

4.00pm: Evening quarters

9.00pm: Rounds


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18 June 1914

At Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

6.00am: Lit up 2 and 4 boilers

6.30am: Prepared for sea. Routine

7.30am: Furled awnings

8.25am: Proceeded H.M.S. "Chelmer"

9.00am: Proceeded in company with H.M.S. "Colne" as requisite leaving harbour and carrying out 1" aiming rifle practice for battle practice

11.00am: Took target in tow

11.45am: Course and speed as requisite for entering harbour

11.50am: Secured to number B buoy

12.30pm: Make and mend clothes. Leave 1.30 – 7.30 to watch

1.20pm: Arrived H.M.S. "Hants"

2.05pm: Arrived H.M.S. "Newcastle"

4.00pm: Evening quarters

7.20pm: Slipped and proceeded out of harbour in company with H.M.S. "Newcastle", H.M.S. "Yarmouth", H.M.S. "Chelmer"

9.00pm: Rounds

10.00pm: Laid out buoys, searched for H.M.S. "Newcastle's" torpedoes

11.15pm: Came to with starboard anchor


H.M.S. "Hants" is the abbreviation for H.M.S. "Hampshire".


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19 June 1914

At Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.58, Long 122.19

4.45am: Prepared for sea

4.50am: Weighed and proceeded and continued search for torpedo

6.00am: Routine

8.00am: Hands employed as requisite

11.45am: Dinner

1.00pm: Picked up buoys. Course as requisite for entering harbour

2.10pm: Secured alongside iron pier

2.30pm: Commenced coaling

3.30pm: Finished coaling. Received 39 tons

4.00pm: Secured to B buoy

9.00pm: Rounds


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20 June 1914

At Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

6.00am: Arrived H.M.S. "Bramble". Hands employed cleaning ship

7.00am: Routine

9.00am: Aired night clothing

11.00am: Racing boats crews away

12.30pm: Hands make and mend clothes. Usual Saturday leave to watch

1.00pm: Landed range party

4.00pm: Evening quarters

9.00pm: Rounds


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21 June 1914

At Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

7.15am: Spread awnings and side screens

8.55am: Landed church parties (Roman Catholic, Wesleyan, Presbyterian)

12.30pm: Usual Sunday leave to watch

4.00pm: Evening quarters

9.00pm: Rounds


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22 June 1914

At Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning boats

7.15am: Sailed H.M.S. "Minotaur"

7.45am: Sailed H.M.S. "Newcastle"

8.00am: Dressed ship in honour of Coronation day

8.45am: Landed all available men for inspection by commander-in-chief

10.40am: Landing party returned

11.30am: Arrived H.M.S. "Newcastle"

1.15pm: Routine

2.00pm: Arrived H.M.S. "Minotaur"

4.00pm: Evening quarters

4.30pm: Lit up number 2 boiler

8.40pm: Hands to night action stations

9.00pm: Burned searchlights

9.15pm: Secured action stations

9.40pm: Finished searchlights


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23 June 1914

At Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

6.00am: Routine, cleaning ship

6.15am: H.M.S. "Bramble" proceeded alongside iron pier

7.45am: Proceeded H.M.S. "Newcastle" and H.M.S. "Ribble"

9.00am: Landed dockyard party of ten hands for target. Torpedo ratings preparing torpedoes

1.15pm: Routine

4.00pm: Evening quarters

5.00pm: Clear ship for action

9.00pm: Rounds


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24 June 1914

At Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

4.30am: Proceeded H.M.S. "Jed" alongside iron pier

6.00am: Routine, cleaning ship

7.00am: Replaced gear

8.45am: Routine

1.15pm: Routine

4.00pm: Evening quarters

6.00pm: Hands to bathe

9.00pm: Rounds


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25 June 1914

At Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

12.30pm: Hands make and mend clothes

1.15pm: Landed range party

4.00pm: Evening quarters

6.30pm: Clear ship for action

7.35pm: Proceeded H.M.S. "Kennet"

8.00pm: Proceeded in company with H.M.S. "Ribble" and H.M.S. "Colne" as requisite carrying out night action practice

8.30pm: H.M.S. "Colne" carried out practice

9.30pm: H.M.S. "Ribble" carried out practice

11.15pm: Took over target from H.M.S. "Kennet"

11.45pm: H.M.S. "Kennet" carried out firing


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26 June 1914

At Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

12.15am: Proceeded into harbour

1.40am: Secured to C buoy

5.15am: Prepared for coaling

5.45am: Unshackled

6.00am: Slipped and proceeded alongside iron pier

6.15am: Replaced gear

6.45am: Commenced coaling.

7.00am: Finished coaling, received 19 tons

7.10am: Breakfast

7.35am: Cast off and proceeded to C buoy

8.00am: Secured to C buoy

8.15am: H.M.S. "Kennet" proceeded alongside iron pier. Hands employed cleaning ship

12.45pm: Sailed H.M.S. "Colne"

1.15pm: Torpedo quarters

1.45pm: Gun quarters

2.15pm: Routine

4.00pm: Evening quarters

5.15pm: Arrived H.M.S. "Colne"

6.00pm: Hands to bathe

9.00pm: Rounds


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27 June 1914

At Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

6.00am: Routine, cleaning ship

7.15am: Spread awnings

8.45am: Aired night clothing. Routine

12.30pm: Make and mend clothes. Usual Saturday leave to watch

4.00pm: Evening quarters

9.00pm: Rounds


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28 June 1914

At Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

6.30am: Routine, cleaning ship, spread awnings

8.45am: Church of England party to H.M.S. "Yarmouth"

9.30am: Landed Roman Catholics and Nonconformist church parties

9.45am: Divisions

12.30pm: Usual Sunday leave to watch

5.15pm: Furled awnings

9.00pm: Rounds


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29 June 1914

At Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

3.30am: Lit up number 4 boiler

4.45am: Died out fires

5.40am: Prepared for drill

6.00am: Exercised general drill

6.05am: Sailed H.M.S. "Thistle"

7.15am: Secured. Sailed H.M.S. "Bramble"

9.15am: Hands employed painting ship

12.30pm: Usual day leave to watch

2.50pm: Arrived H.M.S. "Bramble"

4.00pm: Evening quarters

9.00pm: Rounds


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30 June 1914

At Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

6.00am: Hands employed painting ship

8.00am: Proceeded H.M.S. "Bramble"

8.45am: Proceeded H.M.S. "Colne"

1.20pm: Paid monthly money

1.30pm: Hands employed painting ship

3.45pm: Arrived H.M.S. "Thistle"

4.00pm: Evening quarters

4.30pm: H.M.S. "Bramble" secured to buoy

9.00pm: Rounds



LOGS FOR JULY 1914


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1 July 1914

At Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship. Routine

9.15am: Divisions. Routine

9.30am: Landed range party

1.15pm: Hands employed painting

3.45pm: Veered cable

9.00pm: Rounds


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2 July 1914

At Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship. Routine

7.15am: Sailed H.M.S. "Thistle"

7.45am: Sailed H.M.S. "Bramble"

9.00am: Landed range party. Routine

12.30pm: Make and mend clothes. Usual 1.30pm leave

1.20pm: One stoker rejoined from hospital

4.00pm: Evening quarters

5.00pm: Sub-lieutenant Addington joined ship

6.25pm: Arrived H.M.S. "Thistle"

6.50pm: Arrived H.M.S. "Bramble"

9.00pm: Rounds


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3 July 1914

At Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

6.00am: Routine, hands employed cleaning ship

6.45am: H.M.S. "Thistle" proceeded alongside pier

8.30am: Routine. One hand in yard cleaning torpedoes

1.10pm: H.M.S. "Thistle" secured to a buoy

1.30pm: Routine

4.45pm: Landed small patrol

9.00pm: Rounds


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4 July 1914

At Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

6.00am: Routine

7.00am: Spread awnings

8.45am: Aired night clothing. Landed range party and torpedo instructor with gyros. Routine

12.30pm: Usual 1.30pm leave to watch

4.00pm: Evening quarters

7.20pm: Sailed H.M.S. "Newcastle"

9.00pm: Rounds


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5 July 1914

At Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

6.30am: Routine

6.40am: One leading stoker and three stokers joined ship

7.00am: Spread awnings

8.50am: Church of England party to H.M.S. "Yarmouth"

9.25am: Landed Nonconformist church party

9.45am: Landed Roman Catholic church party

12.30pm: Usual 1.30pm leave to watch

4.00pm: Evening quarters

9.00pm: Rounds


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6 July 1914

At Wei-Hai-Wei and at sea

Lat 37.54, Long 122.34

3.30am: Lit up number 3 boiler

6.00am: Prepared for sea, torpedo ratings preparing torpedoes

6.30am: Clear ship for action

7.00am: Unshackled

7.15am: Breakfast

8.00am: Slipped and proceeded in company of H.M.S. "Colne", H.M.S. "Kennet", H.M.S. "Ribble", course and speed as requisite for leaving harbour

9.30am: Passed S.M.S. "Tiger"

11.30am: Course and speed as requisite for carrying out torpedo attack on fleet

11.45am: Carried out attack, did not fire torpedo

1.15pm: Replaced gear and spread awnings

1.45pm: Cod Head abeam 7.5 miles

4.00pm: Evening quarters

5.45pm: Sighted Liau-ti-shan promontory

7.35pm: Liau-ti-shan lighthouse N15W

8.30pm: Rounds

9.06pm: Liau-ti-shan abeam 4.4 miles


Cod Head is present day Jingzi Tou.


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7 July 1914

From Wei-Hai-Wei to Newchang

Lat 39.58, Long 121.03 [The log-keeper accidentally had noted a longitude of 122°02'E (122.03)]

5.15am: Altered course to port to avoid junk

5.20am: Resumed course

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship, routine

7.25am: Sighted Newchang light vessel bearing East

8.10am: Came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Newchang light vessel S62W, entrance buoy N52E, cone hill S72W

9.20am: Divisions

9.30am: Hands employed as requisite

12.30pm: Weighed and proceeded for entering Liau River

1.15pm: Inner buoy abeam (port) distance 100 cables

2.45pm: Secured alongside bund at Newchang

4.00pm: Evening quarters

4.30pm: Leave to watch 4.30pm – 11.00pm, petty officers till 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds


A bund is an embankment or an embanked quay.


Newchang is also written as Newchwang, present day Yingkou.

Liau River is also written as Liaohekou, the present day Daliao River.


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8 July 1914

At Newchang

Lat 40.71, Long 122.25

1.10am: Depth of water 8 feet and 17 feet (port and starboard)

6.00am: Routine

8.45am: Routine

12.30pm: Depth of water 6 feet and 15 feet. Leave to watch 4.30pm – 11.00pm, petty officers till 7.00am

1.15pm: Routine

4.00pm: Evening quarters

9.00pm: Rounds


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9 July 1914

At Newchang

Lat 40.71, Long 122.25

2.00pm: Depth of water 8½ feet (port)

6.00am: Routine

7.00am: Spread foxhole awning

9.15am: Division, routine

11.30am: Discharged one stoker to hospital

12.30pm: Hands make and mend clothes. Leave to watch 1.30pm till 11.00pm, petty officers till 7.00am

1.15pm: Depth of water 6 feet and 15 feet (port and starboard)

9.00pm: Rounds


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10 July 1914

At Newchang

Lat 40.71, Long 122.25

6.00am: Routine

9.15am: Routine

1.30pm: Routine

2.15pm: Depth of water 5½ feet

3.10pm: Japanese torpedo boats proceeded out of harbour

4.00pm: Evening quarters

9.00pm: Rounds


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11 July 1914

From Newchang to Tientsin

Lat 40.08, Long 121.16

3.00am: Lit up number 2 and 4 boilers

5.30am: Prepared for sea. One stoker rejoined from hospital

6.00am: Cast off and proceeded, courses as requisite for leaving harbour

6.15am: Hands employed cleaning ship

7.40am: Formed divisions

7.55am: Newchang light vessel abeam distance 200 cables

8.45am: Routine

1.00pm: Make and mend clothes

4.00pm: Evening quarters

7.02pm: Sighted land N36W

9.00pm: Rounds

10.50pm: Sighted Shan-ti-tien light bearing West [The log-keeper most probably made a spelling mistake and meant Shaliutien]


Tientsin is the present day city of Tianjin.

Shaliutien is the present day island of Caofeidian.


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12 July 1914

From Newchang to Tientsin, and at Tientsin

Lat 39.03, Long 117.36

12.30am: Shan-ti-tien light N56W

12.50am: Abeam 3.3 miles

2.08am: Taku light vessel N75W

4.15am: Taku light vessel abeam

4.20am: Stopped

4.45am: Proceeded, course and speed as requisite for entering Pei ho river

8.05am: Entered third cutting

10.50am: Secured alongside bund Tientsin

12.30pm: Leave to watch 1.30pm – 7.00am, petty officers 7.30am

4.00pm: Evening quarters

9.00pm: Rounds


A bund is an embankment or an embanked quay.


Pei ho river is the present day Hai river, or Haihe.

Lightphotos.net shows a picture of Taku light vessel, stationed off Tientsin.


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13 July 1914

At Tientsin

Lat 38.98, Long 117.76

6.00am: Routine

7.30am: Granted leave to starboard watch 8am till 8am July 15th

8.45am: Routine

10.30am: Secure

4.00pm: Evening quarters

4.30pm: Leave to part of watch till 11.00pm

9.00pm: Rounds


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14 July 1914

At Tientsin

Lat 38.98, Long 117.76

5.00am: Routine (hot weather)

11.00am: Secure

4.00pm: Evening quarters

4.30pm: Leave to part of watch till 11.00pm

9.00pm: Rounds


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15 July 1914

At Tientsin

Lat 38.98, Long 117.76

6.00am: Prepared for coaling

7.00am: Breakfast

8.00am: Hands employed securing lighters and as requisite

9.30am: Coaled ship 40 tons, coolie labour

11.00am: Secure

3.20pm: Finished coaling. Hands employed cleaning ship

4.00pm: Evening quarters

4.30pm: Leave to watch 4.30pm till 7.00am. Leave to part of watch 4.30pm till 11.00pm

9.00pm: Rounds


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16 July 1914

At Tientsin

Lat 38.98, Long 117.76

5.00am: Routine (hot weather)

7.30am: Dismounted starboard gun for examination

8.00am: Leave to port watch 8.00am till 8.00am July 18th

9.00am: Routine

4.00pm: Evening quarters

4.30pm: Leave to part of watch till 11.00pm

9.00pm: Rounds


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17 July 1914

At Tientsin

Lat 38.98, Long 117.76

5.00am: Routine (hot weather)

9.00am: Routine

9.00pm: Rounds


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18 July 1914

At Tientsin

Lat 38.98, Long 117.76

6.00am: Routine

9.00am: Routine

12.30pm: Make and mend clothes

1.00pm: Leave to watch 1.30pm till 7.00am. Leave to part of watch 1.30pm till 11.00pm

4.00pm: Evening quarters

9.00pm: Rounds


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19 July 1914

At Tientsin

Lat 38.98, Long 117.76

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.00am: Sunday routine

8.35am: Landed Nonconformist church party

9.00am: Landed Roman Catholics and Church of England parties

12.30pm: Leave to watch 1.30pm till 7.00am. Leave to part of watch 1.30pm till 11.00pm

4.00pm: Evening quarters

9.00pm: Rounds


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20 July 1914

At Tientsin

Lat 38.98, Long 117.76

6.00am: Routine

8.30am: Depth of water 9 feet

8.45am: Routine

2.00pm: Routine

4.00pm: Evening quarters

4.30pm: Leave to watch till 7.00am. Leave to part of watch till 11.00pm

7.45pm: Discharged one stoker to military hospital

9.00pm: Rounds


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21 July 1914

From Tientsin to Chefoo

Lat 38.97, Long 117.83

6.00am: Hands employed preparing for sea

7.05am: Breakfast and clean

8.00am: Slipped and proceeded descending Pei ho river

9.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

11.15am: Stopped

11.15am: Proceeded crossing Taku bar

12.13pm: Bar signal flag staff abeam

12.22pm: Spit Head boat abeam ½ mile (to port)

1.00pm: Taku light vessel abeam distance 1 mile

2.00pm: Routine

4.00pm: Evening quarters, exercised fire quarters

9.00pm: Rounds

10.30pm: Sighted Howki light S64E

11.45pm: Howki light S54E


Chefoo is the present day city of Yantai.

Pei ho river is the present day Hai river, or Haihe.

Lightphotos.net shows a picture of Taku light vessel, stationed off Tientsin.

Howki Island is present day Houji Dao.


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22 July 1914

From Tientsin to Chefoo, and at Chefoo

Lat 37.5, Long 121.4

1.15am: Howki light abeam

2.30am: Tai-Chu-Shan Island abeam 1 mile

3.10am: Sighted Kung Tung Tao light S36E

5.00am: Course and speed as requisite for entering harbour

6.00am: Prepared for anchoring

6.30am: Came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Sentry Rock N31E, Tower Hill N71½W, Middle Point S52E

7.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.30am: Hands to bathe

8.55am: Routine. Sent officer of the guard to Chinese and American flagships

2.00pm: Routine

4.00pm: Evening quarters

4.30pm: Special leave to watch 4.30pm till 10.00pm

9.00pm: Rounds


Tai-Chu-Shan Island is the present day Xiaozhushan Dao.

Kung Tung Tao is the present day island of Kongtong.


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23 July 1914

At Chefoo

Lat 37.50, Long 121.50

6.00am: Routine

8.45am: Routine

12.30pm: Make and mend clothes, leave to watch 1.30pm till 10.00pm

4.00pm: Evening quarters

9.00pm: Rounds


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24 July 1914

From Chefoo to Malin Cove, and at Malin Cove

Lat 37.50, Long 121.50

4.00am: American destroyer left harbour

6.00am: Routine

7.00am: Spread side screens

8.30am: Chinese cruiser arrived

8.45am: Routine

1.30pm: Furled awnings. Hands employed as requisite, torpedo hands about torpedoes

2.00pm: Proceeded H.M.S. "Kennet"

3.15pm: Prepared for sea

4.00pm: Weighed and proceeded leaving harbour

6.30pm: Eddy Island abeam

7.10pm: Formed divisions

7.50pm: Altered course as requisite for entering anchorage

8.40pm: Came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Alceste Island N85E, Yung Ching Hill S5E, Kiming Island N55W

8.50pm: One stoker rejoined from hospital

9.00pm: Rounds


Malin Cove is present day Malan Wan.

Eddy Island is present day Chu Dao.

Alceste Island is present day Hailu Dao.

Yung Ching Hill is most probably present day Chengshan Jiao.

Kiming Island is present day Jiming Dao.


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25 July 1914

At sea

Lat 37.13, Long 122.95

6.00am: Hands employed preparing torpedoes and as requisite cleaning ship

8.50am: Shortened in to one shackle

9.00am: Weighed and proceeded as requisite

9.40am: Stopped

9.50am: Proceeded as requisite

10.20am: Spread on a patrol line. Routine, preparing torpedoes

1.30pm: Make and mend clothes

3.30pm: Sighted enemy's cruisers

7.45pm: North-east promontory bore N43°E

8.00pm: Darkened ship

8.30pm: Hands to night cruising stations. Course and speed as requisite for patrolling in search of enemy's fleet on a line between north-east promontory and 30 miles south of it


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26 July 1914

At Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

1.00am: Course and speed as requisite for patrolling and attack

5.00am: Course and speed as requisite

8.30am: Course as requisite for entering Wei-Hai-Wei harbour

9.00am: Secured to B buoy

10.30am: Divisions

12.30pm: Usual 1.30pm leave

4.00pm: Evening quarters

5.40pm: Sailed H.M.S. "Thistle"

9.00pm: Rounds


Wei-Hai-Wei, the present day city of Weihai, was a leased territory of the United Kingdom until 1930.


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27 July 1914

At Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

5.00am: Lit up number 2 and 3 boilers

6.00am: Routine

7.00am: Arrived H.M.S. "Thistle"

7.45am: Unshackled

8.00am: Proceeded as requisite picking up ship for torpedo battle practice

8.45am: Routine

1.00pm: Picked up H.M.S. "Yarmouth" torpedo

1.30pm: Proceeded in company with H.M.S. "Colne" into harbour

2.15pm: Discharged torpedoes to ships

2.45pm: Secured to B buoy

5.00pm: One stoker returned from H.M.S. "Hants" (sick)

5.40pm: H.M.S. "Colne" proceeded to buoy

6.15pm: H.M.S. "Welland" proceeded to buoy

6.25pm: Proceeded H.M.S. "Ribble"

9.00pm: Rounds

11.00pm: Arrived H.M.S. "Yarmouth"

11.30pm: Arrived H.M.S. "Thistle"

Midnight: Lit up number 1 boiler


H.M.S. "Hants" is the abbreviation for H.M.S. "Hampshire".


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28 July 1914

At Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

5.45am: H.M.S. "Ribble" and H.M.S. "Kennet" proceeded alongside pier

6.00am: Routine

7.30am: Breakfast

8.00am: Discharged two stoker petty officers and one stoker sick to H.M.S. "Hants"

8.15am: Unshackled

8.30am: Slipped and proceeded as requisite out of harbour

8.45am: Closed H.M.S. "Hants"

9.05am: Communicated with H.M.S. "Hants"

9.15am: Course and speed as requisite for range keeping exercise

10.30am: Weighed mooring and towed back to harbour one night defence target

Noon: Usual 4.30pm leave

12.15pm: H.M.S. "Ribble" proceeded alongside pier

12.30pm: Cast of target and proceeded alongside iron pier

1.00pm: Commenced coaling

2.00pm: Hands employed drawing spare torpedoes and kite gear

2.40pm: Arrived H.M.S. "Hants"

3.00pm: H.M.S. "Ribble" proceeded to buoy

3.45pm: Finished coaling, received 120 tons

4.20pm: Cast off and secured to buoy

4.25pm: H.M.S. "Kennet" proceeded alongside pier

4.45pm: H.M.S. "Colne" secured to buoy

5.05pm: H.M.S. "Welland" proceeded alongside pier

5.30pm: Received warheads from dockyard

6.30pm: H.M.S. "Welland" secured to buoy

9.00pm: Rounds


H.M.S. "Hants" is the abbreviation for H.M.S. "Hampshire".


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29 July 1914

At Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

6.00am: Routine

8.00am: Discharged one engine room artificer sick to H.M.S. "Hants"

8.45am: Routine. Shipped warheads

10.30am: Two stokers returned from H.M.S. "Hants"

11.30am: Sailed H.M.S. "Thistle". Unshipped warheads

2.00pm: Routine

3.30pm: Hoisted out Berthon boats

5.00pm: Two stoker petty officers returned from H.M.S. "Hants"

6.25pm: H.M.S. "Ribble" slipped, in tow of H.M.S. "Hesper"

6.30pm: Unshackled

7.00pm: Slipped and proceeded on patrol duty at eastern entrance

8.30pm: Rounds

9.00pm: On patrol duty


H.M.S. "Hants" is the abbreviation for H.M.S. "Hampshire".

Berthon boats are collapsible lifeboats.


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30 July 1914

At Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

1.00am: On patrol duty eastern entrance

5.00am: Course and speed as requisite for entering harbour

5.10am: Secured to buoy

6.00am: Routine

6.30am: Spread awnings

8.45am: Unshackled

9.00am: Proceeded alongside iron pier. Prepared for battle

10.00am: Hands employed coaling ship. Coaled ship, received 20 tons

1.30pm: Hands employed returning stores to dockyard

9.00pm: Rounds

9.35pm: H.M.S. "Colne" cast of and secured to buoy

9.40pm: H.M.S. "Ribble" cast of and secured to buoy


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31 July 1914

From Wei-Hai-Wei to Hong Kong

Lat 36.67, Long 122.80

3.45am: Proceeded H.M.S. "Minotaur", H.M.S. "Hampshire" and torpedo boat destroyers

6.00am: Routine

7.30am: Breakfast

8.15am: Hands employed returning gear to dockyard

12.30pm: Cast off and proceeded, course and speed as requisite, out of harbour

2.10pm: Cheming Island abeam distance 1 mile

3.38pm: North-east promontory lighthouse abeam distance 1½ miles

6.30pm: Hands to night cruising stations, ship night sights

7.00pm: Supper

7.25pm: Darkened ship, cruising stations


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LOGS FOR AUGUST 1914


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[Front cover of log book]


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Distance run per hour – knots

Coal expended for all purposes per hour – tons

Distance run per ton of coal – knots

Date when this information was obtained by actual experiment

At authorised power with natural draught = the unit

25.0

12.0

2.08

Dec. 03

"With all despatch" (the maximum power attainable for 24 hours) = 4/5 the unit

23.5

5.5

4.35

Oct. 04

"With despatch" (the maximum sea-going speed while the coal lasts) = 3/5 the unit

22.0

4.25

5.2

Oct. 04

"With moderate despatch" = 2/5 the unit

20.0

2.8

7.1

Sept. 04

"At ordinary speed" = 1/5 the unit

16.0

1.3

11.8

Sept. 04

"At most economical speed" = as determined by trial and in accordance with the varying conditions of wind and weather

10.0

0.7

14.2

Oct. 04


[Signed by] Wellwood G.C. Maxwell, Captain, 30 September 1914


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Barometer

Mercurial or Aneroid

Aneroid





Name of Maker and number

Short and Mason, 1490





Height of cistern above sea

-





Error of Mercurial Barometer

-






Thermometers for Air Temperature

Position in Ship

Portable





Whether in screen

No







Date

Maker and No.

T.A. Reynold, not numbered

From


To



Thermometers for Sea Temperature



Date

Maker and No.

T.A. Reynold

From


To



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1 August 1914

From Wei-Hai-Wei to Hong Kong

Lat 34.00, Long 123.00

5.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.00am: Hands employed as requisite

12.30pm: War routine, piped down

6.45pm: Shipped night sights

7.30pm: Night cruising stations, darkened ship


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2 August 1914

From Wei-Hai-Wei to Hong Kong

Lat 29.82, Long 122.72

7.00am: Usual war routine

8.15am: Lukon Island abeam to starboard distance 10 miles

9.55am: Divisions and prayers

11.55am: Tongting lighthouse abeam

2.25pm: Sighted Kue Shan Islands bearing West

3.25pm: Patchekoh Island abeam 14 miles

5.40pm: Hieshan lighthouse abeam distance 2 miles

8.00pm: Night cruising stations, darkened ship


Lukon Island is present day Zhongkui Island.

Tongting is also known as Waiyang’an Dao.

Kue Shan Islands are the present day Jiushan Chain Islands.

Hieshan Islands are present day Yushan Liedao.


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3 August 1914

From Wei-Hai-Wei to Hong Kong

Lat 26.23, Long 120.73

7.00am: War routine

7.30am: Breakfast

8.15am: Hands employed charging and cleaning torpedoes, fitting sweeping gear

7.40am: Sighted Turnabout light

8.05pm: Night cruising stations, darkened ship

10.20pm: Sighted Ockseu light S55W


Turnabout Island is present day Niushan Dao.

Ockseu Island is present day Wuqiu Yu.


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4 August 1914

From Wei-Hai-Wei to Hong Kong

Lat 23.88, Long 117.92

12.50am: Ockseu light abeam distance 5.2 miles

5.05am: Altered course to avoid fishing boats

7.00am: War routine

7.10am: Sighted Dodd Island

7.45am: Dodd Island lighthouse abeam distance 3.7 miles

8.15am: Hands employed fitting sweeping gear. Carried out weekly test of torpedoes

8.50am: Sighted Chapel Island

9.50am: Chapel Island abeam distance ¾ miles

2.10pm: Brothers Island abeam distance 4.1 miles

2.30pm: Sighted Lamock Islands S50W

4.47pm: Lamock lighthouse abeam distance 1.6 miles

7.20pm: Sighted Breaker Point light S71W

7.30pm: Darkened ship. Night cruising stations

9.22pm: Breaker Point light abeam distance 5 miles


Dodd Island is present day Beiding Dao.

Chapel Island is present day Dongding Dao.

Brothers Island is present day Xiongdi Island.

Breaker Point is present day Shibeishan Jiao.


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5 August 1914

From Wei-Hai-Wei to Hong Kong, and at Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

12.25am: Sighted Chilang light S81N

2.12am: Chilang light abeam 6.7 miles

7.45am: Stopped

8.00am: Course and speed as requisite for entering Hong Kong harbour

8.30am: Secured to number 6 buoy

9.00am: War declared on Germany

9.30am: Destroyer flotilla arrived

1.00pm: Hands employed drawing stores

3.00pm: Commenced coaling

5.30pm: Completed coaling with 135 tons

9.00pm: Rounds


Chilang is present day Zhelang Yan.


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6 August 1914

From Honk Kong to Saddle Islands Base

Lat 22.33, Long 115.33

3.00am: Lit up number 1 and 2 boilers

5.30am: Prepared for sea

6.15am: Slipped and proceeded in company with allied squadron, course and speed as requisite for leaving harbour

10.12am: Formed divisions.

10.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship and fitting sweeping gear

11.00am: Pedro Blanca abeam 2.6 miles [The log-keeper most probably made a spelling mistake and meant Pedro Blanco]

12.30pm: War routine. Piped down

5.00pm: Formed single line ahead

7.00pm: Cruising stations. Darkened ship

9.55pm: Lamock light abeam distance 9 miles


Pedro Blanco is present day Zhenyantou.


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7 August 1914

From Honk Kong to Saddle Islands Base

Lat 25.14, Long 119.77

4.00am: Chapel Island abeam 15 miles

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.00am: Formed divisions in line to starboard

8.45am: War routine

1.00pm: War routine. Piped down

1.22pm: Turnabout lighthouse abeam 2.4 miles

6.30pm: Shipped night sights (war routine). Formed single line ahead

7.20pm: Darkened ship

7.30pm: Number 3 cruising stations


Chapel Island is present day Dongding Dao.

Turnabout Island is present day Niushan Dao.


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8 August 1914

From Honk Kong to Saddle Islands Base, and at Saddle Islands Base

Lat 29.72, Long 122.62

6.30am: Formed divisions line ahead to starboard

7.00am: War routine

9.00am: War routine

6.15pm: Came to with starboard anchor off Saddle Islands. Anchor bearings: Whip S70W, Pony Saddle S55W, Krupper Island N13W [The log-keeper most probably made a spelling mistake and meant Crupper Island]

7.00pm: Darkened ship

8.00pm: Number 1 cruising stations


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9 August 1914

At sea [and Saddle Islands Base]

Lat 30.38, Long 122.66

5.20am: Weighed and proceeded, course and speed as requisite to rejoin flotilla

8.00am: Course and speed as requisite following sweeping ships

8.30am: Hands employed preparing mark buoys

12.30pm: Course and speed as requisite for laying out mark buoys. Lost overboard (on buoys) 18 cork life belts

5.30pm: Secured alongside collier and commenced coaling

7.00pm: Hands employed coaling ship

10.00pm: Hands employed coaling ship


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10 August 1914

At Saddle Islands Base

Lat 30.8, Long 122.7 [Approximate position]

3.00am: Finished coaling, received 90 tons. Cast off came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Whip S70W, Pony Saddle S55W. Krupper Island N13W [The log-keeper most probably made a spelling mistake and meant Crupper Island]

7.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.45am: Hands employed unshipping Berthon boats davits and cleaning ship

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes

7.00pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds correct


Berthon boats are collapsible lifeboats.


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11 August 1914

At sea

Lat 31.52, Long 123.36

5.30am: Shortened in to 3 shackles

7.00am: Weighed and proceeded as requisite in company with H.M.S. "Colne" and H.M.S. "Welland"

8.30am: Speed and course as requisite. Patrolling

10.00am: War routine

12.45pm: Closed S.S. "Sagitarius" [The log-keeper most probably made a spelling mistake and meant S.S. "Sagittarius"]

1.45pm: Took station 12 miles abeam of H.M.S. "Colne" to starboard

4.30pm: Course and speed as requisite. Patrolling

7.15pm: Darkened ship

7.30pm: Night cruising stations

8.30pm: On patrol off the Yangtze


The Wreck Site lists a possible reference to S.S "Sagittarius".


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12 August 1914

At Saddle Islands Base

Lat 30.8, Long 122.7 [Approximate position]

2.05am: Sighted Saddle Islands S20W

3.50am: Saddle light abeam 9.2 miles

4.30am: Course as requisite entering Saddle Islands

5.30am: Came to with starboard anchor

7.30am: Breakfast

10.30am: Secured alongside collier. Commenced coaling

11.30am: Discharged one chief stoker to H.M.S. "Triumph" (sick)

1.30pm: Hands employed coaling

7.30pm: Finished coaling. Received 45 tons

8.05pm: Cast off and came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Whip S70W, Pony Saddle S55W, Krupper Island N13W [The log-keeper most probably made a spelling mistake and meant Crupper Island]

8.30pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds


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13 August 1914

At sea and at Saddle Islands Base

Lat 31.07, Long 122.12

6.08am: Arrived H.M.S. "Jed" and H.M.S. "Kennet"

7.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

7.40am: Arrived H.M.S. "Cadmus"

8.45am: Hands employed as requisite

1.30pm: Weighed and proceeded in company with H.M.S. "Triumph", H.M.S. "Colne" and H.M.S. "Welland"

2.00pm: Stopped to repair steering engine

2.20pm: Proceeded

5.58pm: Fairway buoy abeam to port distance ¼ mile. Course and speed as requisite for patrolling between fairway buoy and Tungsha light vessel

7.30pm: Darkened ship

8.30pm: Rounds

9.00pm: On patrol


The Historical Photos of China site shows a photograph of Tungsha light vessel.


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14 August 1914

At sea

Lat 31.33, Long 122.58

1.30am: On patrol, course and speed as requisite

6.45am: Shaped course for daylight patrol line off Shaweishan

8.30am: Course and speed as requisite for patrolling

9.30am: Hands employed refitting fenders and mooring wires

1.00pm: Course and speed as requisite for patrolling. War routine, piped down

4.55pm: Shaped for night time patrol between fairway buoy and Tungsha light vessel

7.00pm: Course and speed as requisite for patrolling

7.10pm: Darkened ship

7.30pm: Number 3 cruising stations

9.00pm: On patrol, course and speed as requisite


Shaweishan is present day Sheshan Dao.


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15 August 1914

At sea

Lat 31.42, Long 122.33

1.00am: On patrol, course and speed as requisite

5.00am: Shaped course for daylight patrol line off Shaweishan

7.00am: War routine

8.15am: Rejoined H.M.S. "Colne" on patrol duty. Course and speed as requisite for patrolling

9.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

1.00pm: Make and mend clothes

2.00pm: Course and speed as requisite for patrolling

5.30pm: Shaped course for night time patrol line between fairway buoy and Tungsha light vessel

7.00pm: Course and speed as requisite for patrolling

7.10pm: Darkened ship

7.30pm: Number 3 cruising stations

9.00pm: On patrol, course and speed as requisite


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16 August 1914

At Saddle Islands Base

Lat 30.8, Long 122.7 [Approximate position]

1.00am: On patrol, course and speed as requisite

5.30am: Fairway buoy abeam to starboard distance 50 cables

6.02am: Gutzlaf lighthouse abeam distance 12.6 miles [The log-keeper most probably made a spelling mistake and meant Gutzlaff Island]

7.15am: Course as requisite for entering Saddle Islands Base. Passed Japanese gunboat "Saga"

7.00am: War routine

9.10am: Secured alongside collier at Saddle Islands

9.15am: Commenced coaling. Discharged one stoker sick to H.M.S. "Triumph"

10.30am: Hands employed coaling

Noon: Dinner

1.30pm: Hands employed coaling

3.30pm: Finished coaling, received 61 tons. Hands employed cleaning ship

5.45am: Cast off and came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Whip S70W, Pony Saddle S55W, Crupper Island N13W

7.30pm: Darkened ship

8.00pm: Number 3 cruising stations


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17 August 1914

At sea

Lat 31.38, Long 122.35

5.15am: Arrived H.M.S. "Jed" and H.M.S. "Kennet"

6.15am: Weighed and proceeded, course and speed as requisite leaving base

7.20am: North Saddle Island lighthouse N53E distance 2 miles

7.30am: Usual war routine

8.30am: Course and speed as requisite for patrolling off Shaweishan

9.30am: Routine

1.00pm: Course and speed as requisite for patrolling

3.17pm: Shaweishan lighthouse N73W distance 6.3 miles

4.00pm: Evening quarters

4.15pm: Shaped course for night time patrol line

5.45pm: Arrived on patrol line. Course and speed as requisite for patrolling fairway buoy to Tungsha light vessel

7.25pm: Darkened ship

7.40pm: Number 3 cruising stations

9.00pm: Course and speed as requisite on patrol


North Saddle Island is present day Huaniao Shan.

Shaweishan is present day Sheshan Dao.


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18 August 1914

At sea and Saddle Islands Base

Lat 31.00, Long 122.08

1.00am: Course and speed as requisite on patrol

5.45am: Took up patrol station south-west of fairway buoy, patrolled N60E and S60W

7.00am: War routine, unshipped night sights

8.30am: Course and speed as requisite for patrolling

9.30am: Hands employed reeving whaler's falls

1.00pm: War routine, piped down

4.00pm: Evening quarters

7.00pm: Course as requisite for entering Saddle Islands base

7.30pm: Darkened ship

8.20pm: Came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Whip S70W, Pony Saddle S55W, Krupper Island N13W [The log-keeper most probably made a spelling mistake and meant Crupper Island]

9.00pm: Rounds


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19 August 1914

At Saddle Islands Base and at sea

Lat 30.8, Long 122.7 [Approximate position]

12.15am: Arrived H.M.S. "Welland"

5.00am: Arrived H.M.S. "Clio" and H.M.S. "Cadmus"

6.00am: Secured alongside collier

6.10am: Commenced coaling

7.30am: Hands employed coaling

10.00am: Finished coaling, received 40 tons

10.30am: Cast off and came to with starboard anchor

11.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

1.45pm: Prepared for sea

2.00pm: Weighed and proceeded

4.30pm: Evening quarters

6.25pm: Course and speed as requisite for flotilla, taking station astern of H.M.S. "Yarmouth"

7.00pm: Darkened ship

7.30pm: Number 3 cruising stations


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20 August 1914

At sea

Lat 35.37, Long 122.17

7.00am: War routine

8.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

10.00am: Carried out weekly test on torpedoes

12.30pm: Hands make and mend clothes

7.00pm: Darkened ship. Special cruising stations

7.45pm: Parted company with H.M.S. "Yarmouth"

9.00pm: On patrol off Tsingtau


Tsingtau is present day Qingdao.


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21 August 1914

At sea

Lat 35.42, Long 121.05

1.00am: Course as requisite for patrolling

7.00am: War routine

8.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.50am: Stopped

11.30am: Set course N39E

1.00pm: War routine

3.45pm: Sighted Surveyor Island N9W

5.30pm: Course as requisite for patrolling

7.00pm: Darkened ship. Special cruising stations

9.00pm: On patrol off Tsingtau


Surveyor Island is present day Qianli Cliff.


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22 August 1914

At sea

Lat 36.50, Long 121.42

1.00am: Course as requisite for patrolling

6.30am: Proceeded to join H.M.S. "Triumph"

7.00am: War routine

10.30am: Secured alongside H.M.S. "Triumph" and commenced coaling

1.20pm: Finished coaling, received 22 tons

3.20pm: Proceeded in company with H.M.S. "Triumph"

6.50pm: Patrolling

7.00pm: Darkened ship. Number 3 cruising stations


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23 August 1914

At sea

Lat 35.0, Long 121.9

7.00am: War routine

8.45am: War routine

10.35am: Rejoined flotilla

10.50am: Stopped for burial service

11.15am: Proceeded

1.00pm: War routine

7.30pm: Darkened ship. Number 3 cruising stations


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24 August 1914

At sea, and at Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

12.10am: Sighted Mui Tao lighthouse bearing North

2.07am: Mui Tao lighthouse abeam 3.5 miles

3.50am: Sighed North-east promontory light N43E

5.30am: North-east promontory light abeam distance 3 miles

6.00am: Prepared for coming into harbour

7.20am: Course as requisite for entering Wei-Hai-Wei

7.30am: Secured to buoy

8.45am: Routine

9.40am: Arrived H.M.S. "Yarmouth" and H.M.S. "Triumph"

1.15pm: Routine

2.00pm: Sailed H.M.S. "Yarmouth"

7.30pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds


Wei-Hai-Wei, the present day city of Weihai, was a leased territory of the United Kingdom until 1930.


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25 August 1914

At Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

2.30am: Lit fires in number 4 boiler

5.30am: Hands prepared for coaling, unshackled

5.45am: Slipped and secured alongside iron pier. Commenced coaling

9.00am: Hands employed as requisite

2.15pm: Landed funeral firing party for drill

4.00pm: Landed funeral party

4.45pm: Finished coaling, received 132 tons

5.15pm: Cast off and secured to buoy

5.30pm: Hands employed cleaning ship

7.30pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds


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26 August 1914

At Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.00am: Sailed H.M.S. "Colne", H.M.S. "Jed", H.M.S. "Welland", H.M.S. "Kennet"

8.45am: Hands employed painting ship

1.15pm: Routine

3.00pm: Leave to watch and part [of watch] till 6.30pm

7.30pm: Darkened ship

8.45pm: Arrived H.M.S. "Clio"

9.00pm: Rounds


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27 August 1914

At Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

6.00am: Routine

8.45am: Routine

12.30pm: Hands make and mend clothes. Leave to watch 1.30pm till 6.30pm

4.00pm: Sailed H.M.S. "Clio"

7.30pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds


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28 August 1914

At Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

5.00am: Arrived H.M.S. "Clio"

6.00am: Routine

8.45am: Routine

12.30pm: Leave to watch 1.30pm till 6.30pm

7.30pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds


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29 August 1914

At Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

6.00am: Routine

8.45am: Routine

12.30pm: Leave to watch 1.30pm till 6.30pm

3.40pm: Sailed H.M.S. "Clio"

7.30pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds correct


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30 August 1914

At Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

7.00am: Sunday routine

8.45am: Routine

9.20am: Landed Roman Catholic church party

9.30am: Divisions and prayers

9.40am: Landed Nonconformist church party

12.30pm: Leave to watch 1.30pm till 6.30pm

4.00pm: Evening quarters

5.00pm: Prepared for sea

6.30pm: Unshackled

6.45pm: Slipped and proceeded as requisite out of harbour

7.00pm: Darkened ship. Course and speed as requisite for patrolling between eastern and western entrances

8.30pm: Rounds

9.00pm: Course and speed as requisite for patrolling


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31 August 1914

At Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

1.30am: On patrol

5.40am: Proceeded into harbour and secured to buoy

7.00am: Hands employed as requisite

8.45am: Hands employed as requisite

12.30pm: Piped down

6.00pm: Unshackled

7.30pm: Darkened ship

8.00pm: Slipped and proceeded as requisite out of harbour. Course and speed as requisite

8.30pm: Rounds

11.30pm: Carried out night attack on H.M.S. "Triumph"

Midnight: Came to with starboard anchor in Half Moon Bay


Half Moon Bay is the bay between Maotou Mountain and Heidao Island.



LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1914


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1 September 1914

At Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

2.15am: Weighed and proceeded as requisite

3.00am: Carried out attack on H.M.S. "Triumph"

4.30am: Course and speed as requisite for entering harbour

5.00am: Secured to buoy

7.00am: War routine

8.15am: Routine

12.30pm: Piped down

7.30pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds


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2 September 1914

At Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

6.00am: Prepared for coaling

6.50am: Secured coal lighter alongside

7.00am: Commenced coaling

9.10am: Finished coaling, received 25 tons

9.15am: Arrived H.M.S. "Triumph"

9.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

Slipped and proceeded to patrol western entrance

12.30pm: Piped down

6.15pm: Darkened ship

6.30pm: Unshackled

6.45pm: Slipped and proceeded to patrol western entrance

8.00pm: Number 3 cruising stations

9.30pm: Course as requisite for patrolling


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3 September 1914

At Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

1.30am: Course as requisite for patrolling

4.00am: Speed as requisite

5.25am: Secured to buoy

7.00am: War routine

8.15am: Hands employed cleaning ship

Noon: Paid monthly money

12.30pm: Piped down

6.30pm: Unshackled and slipped, course and speed as requisite for leaving harbour

6.45pm: Course as requisite for patrolling western entrance

7.00pm: Darkened ship

8.00pm: Number 3 cruising stations

9.00pm: Course as requisite, on patrol


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4 September 1914

At Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

1.00am: On patrol

5.20am: Returned to harbour and secured to buoy

7.00am: War routine

8.15am: Hands employed cleaning ship

12.30pm: Piped down

6.30pm: Unshackled

6.45pm: Slipped and proceeded as requisite to patrol line

7.00pm: Darkened ship

8.00pm: Number 3 cruising stations

9.30pm: Course as requisite for patrolling western entrance


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5 September 1914

At Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

1.00am: On patrol

5.10am: Returned to harbour and secured to buoy

7.00am: War routine

8.15am: Hands employed cleaning ship

12.30pm: Piped down. Leave to chief and petty officers from 1.30pm till 6.00pm

4.45pm: Evening quarters

6.15pm: Unshackled

6.30pm: Slipped and proceeded as requisite

7.00pm: Darkened ship

8.00pm: Number 3 cruising stations

9.30pm: Course as requisite for patrolling western entrance


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6 September 1914

At Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

1.00am: On patrol

6.05am: Returned to harbour and secured to buoy

7.00am: War routine

8.15am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.00am: Landed Roman Catholic church party

9.40am: Landed Nonconformist church party

10.20am: Divisions and prayers

4.45pm: Evening quarters

6.15pm: Unshackled

6.30pm: Slipped and proceeded as requisite

7.00pm: Darkened ship

8.00pm: Number 3 cruising stations

9.30pm: Course as requisite for patrolling western entrance


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7 September 1914

At Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

1.00am: On patrol

5.15am: Returned to harbour and secured to buoy

7.50am: Slipped

8.00am: Secured alongside pier

8.20am: Commenced coaling

9.00am: Hands employed as requisite. Lost overboard by accident 25 fathoms flex wire

11.00am: Finished coaling, received 46 tons

11.15am: Secured to buoy

12.30pm: Leave to watch 3.00pm till 6.00pm. Piped down

7.00pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds


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8 September 1914

At Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

7.00am: War routine

8.30am: Hands employed as requisite

12.30pm: Leave to part of watch 3.00pm till 6.00pm

7.00pm: Set anchor watch. Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds


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9 September 1914

At Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

6.00am: Routine

8.30am: Hands employed as requisite

1.30pm: Hands employed as requisite

4.00pm: H.M.S. "Triumph" left harbour

7.00pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds


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10 September 1914

At Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

6.00am: Routine

8.30am: Hands employed as requisite

1.15pm: Hands employed on torpedoes and as requisite

6.00pm: One telegraphist joined ship from H.M.S. "Triumph"

7.00pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds


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11 September 1914

At Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

6.00am: Routine

7.00am: Unshackled

8.30am: Slipped and proceeded alongside iron pier

9.15am: Commenced coaling

10.30am: Finished coaling, received 16 tons

11.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

1.30pm: Cast off and secured to buoy

2.00pm: Discharged one stoker to H.M.S. "Triumph" (sick). Hands employed as requisite

7.00pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds


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12 September 1914

At Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

6.00am: Routine

8.30am: Hands employed as requisite

12.30pm: Make and mend clothes

9.00pm: Rounds


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13 September 1914

From Wei-Hai-Wei to Loshan Bay, and at Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

6.00am: Hands employed as requisite

8.45am: Sunday routine

9.00am: Landed church parties (Roman Catholic, Nonconformist, Wesleyan)

9.30am: Divisions and prayers

3.40pm: Unshackled

4.00pm: Slipped and proceeded as requisite out of harbour

6.00pm: Darkened ship

6.35pm: North-east Promontory light abeam 1.3 miles

8.30pm: Sighted Mui Tao light SW. Rounds

9.42pm: Mui Tao abeam distance 7.5 miles


Loshan Bay is present day Laoshan Bay.


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14 September 1914

From Wei-Hai-Wei to Loshan Bay, at Loshan Bay and sea

Lat 35.90, Long 120.88 [Approximate position]

7.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

7.40am: Stopped starboard engine for repairs

8.45am: Routine

9.30am: Came to with starboard anchor off Chalien Tau. Anchor bearings: left side of Chalien Tau S6W, Chalien Tau lighthouse S20E, right side of Chalien Tau SE

2.30pm: Weighed and proceeded to close H.M.S. "Triumph"

3.00pm: Error of barometer 0.18+

4.20pm: Secured astern of H.M.S. "Triumph"

5.00pm: Cast off and proceeded to Chalien Tau

6.30pm: Came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: right side of Chalien Tau S29E, Chalien Tau lighthouse S2E, left side of Chalien Tau S16W

7.00pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds


Chalien Tau is present day Chaolian Island.


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15 September 1914

Off Chalien Tau

Lat 35.90, Long 120.88 [Approximate position]

5.45am: Arrived Japanese squadron

6.00am: Routine

8.45am: Routine

1.15pm: Routine

4.30pm: Sailed Japanese squadron

6.00pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds


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16 September 1914

From Chalien Tau to Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 35.90, Long 120.88 [Approximate position]

5.00am: Heavy thunder storm

6.00am: Routine

7.15am: Arrived Japanese squadron

8.45am: Routine

1.15pm: Routine

4.45pm: Shortened in to 2 shackles

5.00pm: Weighed and proceeded as requisite for carrying out short trial after repairs to engines

8.00pm: Surveyor Island abeam to starboard

8.30pm: Darkened ship. Number 3 cruising stations


Wei-Hai-Wei, the present day city of Weihai, was a leased territory of the United Kingdom until 1930.

Surveyor Island is present day Qianli Cliff.


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17 September 1914

From Chalien Tau to Wei-Hai-Wei, and at Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

1.33am: South-east Promontory light abeam distance 8 miles

2.20am: South-east Promontory light abeam distance 4.6 miles

2.25am: Sighted North-east Promontory light N8E

4.26am: North-east Promontory light abeam 2 miles

5.25am: Sighted Tau Put Sui light West

5.55am: Secured alongside pier

6.25am: Commenced coaling

7.30am: Breakfast

8.45am: Routine

9.30am: Finished coaling, received 65 tons. Hands employed cleaning ship

1.15pm: Routine

9.00pm: Rounds


Tau Put Sui is present day Zhaobei Zui.


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18 September 1914

At Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.67, Long 121.92

6.00am: Routine, cleaned ship

8.45am: Routine

9.50am: Cast off and proceeded in company with H.M.S. "Triumph", course and speed as requisite leaving harbour

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes

4.45pm: Evening quarters

5.45pm: Darkened ship

6.25pm: Hoki light abeam 8 miles [The log-keeper most probably made a spelling mistake and meant Howki]

8.00pm: Number 3 cruising stations


Howki Island is present day Houji Dao.


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19 September 1914

From Wei-Hai-Wei to Taku and return

Lat 39.00, Long 118.00 [Approximate position]

6.30am: Cleaned ship

8.45am: Routine, preparing for anchoring

9.50am: Came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Taku light vessel WNW 8 miles

12.30pm: Make and mend clothes

1.40pm: Weighed and proceeded as requisite to meet transport

3.30pm: Came to with starboard anchor

3.50pm: Weighed and proceeded in company of transport

6.00pm: Darkened ship

6.05pm: Parted company and proceeded

6.35pm: Shaliutien light abeam 9 miles

8.30pm: Rounds


Lightphotos.net shows a picture of Taku light vessel, stationed off Tientsin.

Shaliutien is present day Caofeidian.


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20 September 1914

From Taku to Wei-Hai-Wei, and at Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

12.13am: Howki light S25E

1.45am: Howki light abeam 3.4 miles

3.45am: Chefoo light

4.37am: Chefoo light abeam distance 12.5 miles

6.30am: Prepared for coaling

7.00am: Secured alongside iron pier

7.20am: Commenced coaling

9.00am: Arrived H.M.S. "Triumph"

9.15am: Finished coaling, received 62 tons. Discharged one stoker petty officer to H.M.S. "Triumph" (sick)

10.30am: Cleaned ship

12.30pm: Piped down

6.00pm: Darkened ship

6.30pm: Cast off and proceeded as requisite for patrolling western entrance

8.00pm: Number 3 cruising stations

9.00pm: On patrol


Howki Island is present day Houji Dao.

Chefoo is the present day city of Yantai.


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21 September 1914

From Wei-Hai-Wei to Loshan Bay and at Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

1.00am: On patrol

6.00am: Returned to harbour and secured to iron pier

6.20am: Commenced coaling

6.55am: Finished coaling, received 9 tons. Cleaned ship

8.45am: Routine

11.00am: Cast off and secured to (A) buoy

1.15pm: Hands employed as requisite

3.20pm: Unshackled

3.30pm: Slipped and proceeded in company of H.M.S. "Triumph" and transports

4.00pm: Took station ahead of transports

6.00pm: Darkened ship

6.10pm: Took station ahead of H.M.S. "Triumph"

8.30pm: Rounds

9.00pm: Number 3 cruising stations


Loshan Bay is present day Laoshan Bay.


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22 September 1914

From Wei-Hai-Wei to Loshan Bay

Lat 36.12, Long 120.75

12.35am: South-east Promontory light abeam 8 miles

7.00am: War routine

8.02am: Surveyor Island abeam to port 5 miles

8.40am: Closed H.M.S. "Triumph" and took letters and delivered to transports

1.00pm: Came to with starboard anchor. Hands employed as requisite. Anchor bearings: Cape Yatau S1W, right side of Bobbit Island N88E, Double Island S51E

6.00pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds


Surveyor Island is present day Qianli Cliff.

Cape Yatau is present day Laoshan Tou.

Bobbit Island is present day Dagaun Dao.

Double Island is present day Nü-er Dao.


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23 September 1914

At Loshan Bay

Lat 36.28, Long 120.80

6.00am: Hands employed painting ship

8.00am: Breakfast

8.45am: Hands employed painting ship

1.45pm: Hands employed as requisite

6.00pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds


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24 September 1914

At Loshan Bay

Lat 36.28, Long 120.80

6.00am: Routine, cleaned ship

8.45am: Hands employed as requisite

1.00pm: Make and mend clothes

9.00pm: Rounds


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25 September 1914

At Loshan Bay

Lat 36.28, Long 120.80

6.00am: Routine

8.30am: Discharged one stoker to H.M.S. "Triumph" (sick)

8.45am: Routine

9.15am: Divisions

9.30am: Exercised general drill

10.15am: Replaced gear

10.30am: Hands employed as requisite

1.15pm: Routine

6.00pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds


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26 September 1914

Off Loshan Bay

Lat 35.90, Long 120.88 [Approximate position]

6.15am: Cleaned ship

7.15am: Shortened in to 1 shackle

7.30am: Weighed and proceeded out of harbour in company with H.M.S. "Triumph"

8.45am: Routine

9.45am: Came to with starboard anchor off Chalien Tau. Anchor bearings: left side of Chalien Tau S10W, lighthouse Chalien Tau S20E, right side of Chalien Tau: S45E

12.55pm: Weighed and proceeded to join H.M.S. "Triumph"

2.50pm: Secured astern of H.M.S. "Triumph"

4.00pm: Slipped and proceeded

5.40pm: Stopped and delivered dispatch

5.45pm: Proceeded as requisite to anchorage

5.35pm: Came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings as in forenoon

6.00pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds


Chalien Tau is present day Chaolian Island.


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27 September 1914

Off Loshan Bay

Lat 36.12, Long 120.75

6.30am: Cleaned ship

7.30am: Shortened in to 3 shackle

8.30am: Weighed and proceeded in company with H.M.S. "Triumph"

9.30am: Stopped

10.00am: Proceeded as requisite for Loshan Bay

10.30am: Hands employed as requisite

12.30pm: Cape Yatau West 1 mile

1.05pm: Came to with starboard anchor in Loshan Bay. Anchor bearings: Cape Yatau South, Bobbit Island N86E, Double Island S55E

4.45pm: Evening quarters

6.00pm: Ammunitioned ship with 200 rounds shrapnel. Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds


Cape Yatau is present day Laoshan Tou.

Bobbit Island is present day Dagaun Dao.

Double Island is present day Nü-er Dao.


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28 September 1914

Off Loshan Bay

Lat 36.28, Long 120.80

6.00am: Weighed and proceeded in company with [H.I.J.M.S.] "Saga" to Loshan harbour, course and speed as requisite avoiding mine fields

7.00am: Proceeded to off Taikung Tau

8.45am: Hands employed as requisite

10.00am: Off Taikung Tau. 2nd fleet bombarded

11.00am: Proceeded as requisite

11.30am: Came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Siaukung Tau S24E, Taikung Tau S24W, Red Rock N75E

12.30pm: Weighed and proceeded as requisite to Taikung Tau

1.00pm: Stopped

3.35pm: Proceeded as requisite to Loshan harbour

4.10pm: Proceeded as requisite to Loshan Bay

5.25pm: Came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Cape Yatau S3W, Double Island S49E, Harris Island S81E

6.00pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds


Siaukung Tau is present day Xiaogong Dao.

Taikung Tau is present day Dagong Dao.

Red Rock is present day Nü Dao.

Double Island is present day Nü-er Dao.

Harris Island is present day Shizi Dao.


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29 September 1914

From Loshan Bay to Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 36.28, Long 120.80

6.00am: Cleaned ship

8.55am: Routine

1.15pm: Hands employed as requisite

3.30pm: Weighed

4.30pm: Proceeded

6.00pm: Darkened ship

7.00pm: Surveyor Island abeam to starboard distance 2.2 miles

8.30pm: Rounds

11.18pm: Sighted Mui Tao light N38E


Wei-Hai-Wei, the present day city of Weihai, was a leased territory of the United Kingdom until 1930.

Surveyor Island is present day Qianli Cliff.


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30 September 1914

From Loshan Bay to Wei-Hai-Wei, and at Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

12.25am: Mui Tao light abeam 8.6 miles

1.55am: Sighted North-east Promontory light N5E

3.20am: North-east Promontory light abeam 5 miles

5.05am: Tau Put Sui light S82W

6.00am: Hands employed preparing for coaling

6.05am: Sighted Tau Put Sui light abeam 6.5 miles

6.30am: Course as requisite entering harbour

6.50am: Secured alongside iron pier

7.10am: Commenced coaling

7.30am: Breakfast

8.30am: Hands employed as requisite

10.50am: Finished coaling, received 102 tons. Chief stoker returned from hospital

11.45am: Paid monthly money

12.20pm: Dinner

1.35pm: Hands employed cleaning ship

4.00pm: Leave to watch 4.00pm till 6.00pm

9.00pm: Rounds


Tau Put Sui is present day Zhaobei Zui.


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[Back cover of log book]



LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1914


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[Front cover of log book]


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Distance run per hour – knots

Coal expended for all purposes per hour – tons

Distance run per ton of coal – knots

Date when this information was obtained by actual experiment

At authorised power with natural draught = the unit

25

12

2.08

Dec. 03

"With all despatch" (the maximum power attainable for 24 hours) = 4/5 the unit

23.5

5.5

4.35

Oct. 04

"With despatch" (the maximum sea-going speed while the coal lasts) = 3/5 the unit

22

4.25

5.20

Oct. 04

"With moderate despatch" = 2/5 the unit

20

2.8

7.1

Sept. 04

"At ordinary speed" = 1/5 the unit

16

1.3

11.8

Sept. 04

"At most economical speed" = as determined by trial and in accordance with the varying conditions of wind and weather

10

0.7

14.2

Oct. 04


[Signed by] Wellwood G.C. Maxwell, Captain, 30 November 1914


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[Handwritten]

Aneroid Barometer. Short and Mason 1490

Thermometer (Air and Sea) Portable. T.A. Reynold


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1 October 1914

At Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

6.00am: Hands employed as requisite

6.45am: Cast off from pier and secured to buoy

8.45am: Routine

1.00pm: Make and mend clothes. Leave to watch 3.00pm till 6.00pm

9.00pm: Rounds


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2 October 1914

From Wei-Hai-Wei to Loshan Harbour and return

Lat 36.42, Long 121.80

3.40am: Slipped and proceeded as requisite out of harbour

6.20am: North-east Promontory light abeam distance 2.1 miles

7.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

7.55am: Sighted Mui Tao lighthouse S57W

8.25am: Mui Tao lighthouse abeam distance 7.5 miles

8.50am: Mui Tao lighthouse abeam distance 5 miles

10.00am: Hands employed testing torpedoes and as requisite

11.50am: Sighted Surveyor Island S68W

1.06pm: Surveyor Island abeam distance 1.8 miles

2.55pm: Course as requisite entering harbour

3.15pm: Came to with starboard anchor

4.20pm: Weighed and proceeded as requisite leaving harbour

6.32pm: Surveyor Island abeam to starboard distance 5 miles

6.40pm: Darkened ship

9.40pm: Sighted Mui Tao light N38E

10.23pm: Mui Tao abeam 6.1 miles

10.53pm: Mui Tao abeam 4.8 miles

11.15pm: Course and speed as requisite

11.30pm: Stopped and communicated with H.M.S. "Triumph"

11.45pm: Proceeded


Loshan Harbour is present day Laoshan, Qingdao.

Surveyor Island is present day Qianli Cliff.


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3 October 1914

From Loshan Harbour to Wei-Hai-Wei and return

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

12.11am: North-east Promontory light North

1.23am: North-east Promontory light abeam 6.6 miles

3.20am: Course as requisite entering harbour

4.00am: Secured to buoy

5.45am: Lighter secured alongside

7.25am: Commenced coaling

1.15pm: Finished coaling, received 52 tons

1.30pm: Hands employed cleaning ship

3.00pm: Slipped and proceeded

6.30pm: North-east Promontory light abeam 2¼ miles

6.40pm: Darkened ship

8.53pm: Sighed Mui Tao light S45W

9.58pm: Mui Tao abeam distance 9 miles


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4 October 1914

From Wei-Hai-Wei to Loshan Bay, and at Loshan Harbour and at sea

Lat 36.28, Long 120.80

2.45am: Sighted Surveyor Island S53W

4.08am: Surveyor Island abeam distance 1 mile

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

7.00am: Course as requisite entering harbour

7.30am: Came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Red Rock N84E, Taikung Tau S23½E, Siaukung Tau S10E

8.10am: Weighed and proceeded as requisite to join H.M.S. "Triumph"

9.40am: Came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Taikung Tau S31W, Siaukung Tau S23½E, Cape Yatau N60E

10.30am: Hands employed as requisite

11.30am: One stoker petty officer and one stoker returned from H.M.S. "Triumph"

1.00pm: Piped down

6.00pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds


Surveyor Island is present day Qianli Cliff.

Red Rock is present day Nü Dao.

Siaukung Tau is present day Xiaogong Dao.

Taikung Tau is present day Dagong Dao.

Cape Yatau is present day Laoshan Tou.


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5 October 1914

Off Loshan Harbour

Lat 36.28, Long 120.80

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

6.30am: Weighed and shifted billet

6.55am: Came to starboard anchor

8.45am: Routine

9.10am: Divisions. Hands employed as requisite

1.30pm: Read warrant. Discharged one leading stoker to H.M.S. "Triumph"

2.15pm: One leading stoker joined from H.M.S. "Triumph"

3.10pm: Weighed and proceeded as requisite for Loshan Bay

4.50pm: Came to with starboard anchor

5.20pm: Weighed and proceeded as requisite for Loshan Harbour

6.45pm: Came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Siaukung Tau S89E, Red Rock N62E, Taikung Tau S33W

9.00pm: Rounds


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6 October 1914

Off Loshan Harbour

Lat 36.28, Long 120.80

6.00am: Cleaned ship

8.35am: Shifted billet

9.07am: Came to with starboard anchor

9.15am: Hands employed as requisite

1.15pm: Hands employed as requisite

5.05pm: Weighed and proceeded as requisite to Loshan Harbour anchorage

5.25pm: Came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Siaukung Tau S89E, Red Rock N62W, Taikung Tau S33E

6.30pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds


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7 October 1914

From Loshan Harbour to Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 36.28, Long 120.80

6.00am: Hands employed as requisite

6.50am: Weighed and proceeded as requisite to Loshan Bay

8.10am: Came to with starboard anchor

9.15am: Weighed and proceeded to Loshan Harbour

11.00am: Came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Red Rock N50E, Siaukung Tau S17E, Taikung Tau S32W. Hands employed as requisite

1.15pm: Hands employed as requisite

3.50pm: Weighed and proceeded as requisite out of harbour

4.40pm: Cape Yatau abeam 8 miles

5.45pm: Ka-ti-niau abeam 1.5 miles

6.00pm: Darkened ship

7.36pm: Surveyor Island abeam to starboard distance 1.4 miles

8.30pm: Rounds


Wei-Hai-Wei, the present day city of Weihai, was a leased territory of the United Kingdom until 1930.

Cape Yatau is present day Laoshan Tou.

Ka-ti-niau is present day Changmen Rock.

Surveyor Island is present day Qianli Cliff.


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8 October 1914

From Loshan Harbour to Wei-Hai-Wei and return

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

12.10am: Sighted Mui Tao light

1.15am: Mui Tao light abeam distance 7 miles

2.40am: Sighted North-east Promontory light N5E

4.12am: North-east Promontory light abeam distance 3.6 miles

6.30am: Course as requisite going into harbour

6.45am: Secured alongside iron pier

7.00am: Commenced coaling

9.00am: Hands employed as requisite

9.40am: Finished coaling, received 73 tons

10.30am: Hands cleaned ship

1.00pm: Make and mend clothes

5.10pm: Joined 21 R.N.V.R. ratings for passage to H.M.S. "Triumph"

6.00pm: Cast off and proceeded as requisite out of harbour

6.30pm: Darkened ship

8.30pm: Rounds. North-east Promontory light abeam 3.5 miles

8.44pm: North-east Promontory light abeam 2.1 miles

10.24pm: North-east Promontory light abeam 2.5 miles


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9 October 1914

To Wei-Hai-Wei, and at Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

12.35am: Course as requisite entering harbour

12.45am: Secured to buoy

7.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.45am: Routine

9.00am: Arrived H.M.S. "Triumph", discharged R.N.V.R. ratings to H.M.S. "Triumph"

12.30pm: Piped down. Leave to watch 3.30pm till 6.00pm

9.00pm: Rounds


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10 October 1914

At Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

7.45am: Breakfast

8.30am: Saturday routine

12.30pm: Make and mend clothes. Leave to watch 3.30pm till 6.00pm

9.00pm: Rounds


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11 October 1914

From Wei-Hai-Wei to Loshan Bay

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

6.30am: Cleaned ship

8.45am: Sunday routine

9.10am: Divisions

9.30am: Landed church parties (Roman Catholic and Nonconformist)

2.15pm: One leading stoker rejoined ship from hospital

4.15pm: Discharged one stoker to H.M.S. "Triumph" (sick)

4.30pm: Unshackled

5.00pm: Slipped and proceeded as requisite out of harbour

6.30pm: Darkened ship

7.20pm: North-east Promontory light abeam 4 miles

8.30pm: Rounds

10.15pm: Mui Tao light S40W

11.37pm: Mui Tao light abeam 6 miles


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12 October 1914

From Wei-Hai-Wei to Loshan Bay

Lat 36.28, Long 120.80

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.06am: Ka-ti-niau abeam 1.5 miles

8.45am: Course as requisite entering harbour

9.20am: Came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Cape Yatau S3W, Double Island S49E, Harris Island S81E

10.30am: Arrived H.M.S. "Triumph"

10.50am: Weighed and secured astern of H.M.S. "Triumph"

12.30pm: Slipped and proceeded as requisite for Loshan Harbour

12.55pm: Cape Yatau West 1.5 miles

1.40pm: Came to with port anchor

2.00pm: Hands employed as requisite

4.15pm: Weighed and returned to Loshan Bay

5.25pm: Came to with port anchor. Anchor bearings: Cape Yatau S6W, Double Island S54E, Bobbit Island S86E

6.30pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds


Ka-ti-niau is present day Changmen Rock.

Harris Island is present day Shizi Dao.

Cape Yatau is present day Laoshan Tou.

Double Island is present day Nü-er Dao.

Bobbit Island is present day Dagaun Dao.


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13 October 1914

At Loshan Bay

Lat 36.28, Long 120.80

5.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

5.45am: Shortened in to 1 shackle

7.00am: Weighed and proceeded as requisite in company with H.M.S. "Triumph" course as requisite to Loshan Harbour

8.45am: Hands employed as requisite

9.25am: Came to with port anchor. Anchor bearings: Red Rock N53E, Siaukung Tau S24E, Taikung Tau S30W

1.15pm: Hands employed as requisite

4.45pm: Evening quarters

5.40pm: Shifted berth to entrance of Loshan Harbour

6.30pm: Darkened ship

8.00pm: Number 3 cruising stations


Red Rock is present day Nü Dao.

Siaukung Tau is present day Xiaogong Dao.

Taikung Tau is present day Dagong Dao.


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14 October 1914

From off Loshan Bay to Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 36.07, Long 120.65

6.10am: Shifted berth 1½ miles South

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

7.40am: Weighed and closed "Chitose" as requisite

8.45am: Routine, employed as requisite

9.00am: Stopped off Taikung Tau

11.00am: Closed "Suwo"

11.30am: Course as requisite for Loshan Bay

12.45pm: Came to with port anchor

1.15pm: Hands employed as requisite

3.10pm: Weighed and proceeded as requisite to close H.M.S. "Triumph"

4.00pm: Stopped

5.05pm: Evening quarters. Received corporal from H.M.S. "Triumph", proceeded as requisite out of harbour

7.35pm: Surveyor Island abeam

8.30pm: Rounds

11.30pm: Staunton Island abeam

11.45pm: Sighted Mui Tao lighthouse N60E


"Chitose" and "Suwo" are Imperial Japanese Navy ships.


Surveyor Island is present day Qianli Cliff.

Staunton Island is present day Sushan Dao.


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15 October 1914

From off Loshan Bay to Wei-Hai-Wei and return, and at Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

12.40am: Mui Tao light abeam 4 miles

1.55am: Sighted North-east Promontory light N8E

4.25am: Sighted Tau Put Sui light S87W

4.35am: Kiming Island abeam 2½ miles

5.15am: Course as requisite entering harbour

6.00am: Secured alongside iron pier

6.45am: Commenced coaling

7.00am: Hands employed as requisite

8.45am: Hands employed as requisite

10.30am: Finished coaling, received 77 tons. Cleaned ship

1.05pm: Landed funeral party

5.30pm: Received one marine prisoner for passage to H.M.S. "Triumph"

5.45pm: Cast off and proceeded as requisite out of harbour

7.03pm: Kiming Island abeam 2 miles

7.00pm: Darkened ship

8.05pm: North-east Promontory light abeam 2.6 miles

8.14pm: North-east Promontory light abeam 1.4 miles

8.30pm: Rounds

9.35pm: Sighted Mui Tao light S45W

10.30pm: Mui Tao light abeam 8 miles

11.10pm: Mui Tao light abeam 4.5 miles


Tau Put Sui is present day Zhaobei Zui.

Kiming Island is present day Jiming Dao.


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16 October 1914

From Wei-Hai-Wei to Loshan Harbour, and at Loshan Harbour

Lat 36.28, Long 120.80

12.20am: Staunton Island abeam 4 miles

4.52am: Surveyor Island abeam 2.4 miles

8.00am: Came to with port anchor. Anchor bearings: Ta Tau N85E, Shito Tau S72E, Nutsi Tau S50E

9.00am: Hands employed as requisite

12.30pm: Piped down

4.45pm: Evening quarters

6.00pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds


Staunton Island is present day Sushan Dao.

Surveyor Island is present day Qianli Cliff.

Ta Tau, or Bobbit Island, is present day Dagaun Dao.

Shito Tau, or Harris Island, is present day Shizi Dao.

Nutsi Tau, or Double Island, is present day Nü-er Dao.


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17 October 1914

From Loshan Bay to Wei-Hai-Wei, and at Loshan Bay

Lat 36.28, Long 120.80

6.00am: Cleaned ship

9.00am: Weighed and proceeded as requisite to Loshan Bay

10.35am: Came to with port anchor

11.20am: Discharged one marine prisoner to H.M.S. "Triumph"

12.30pm: Make and mend clothes

4.55pm: Weighed and proceeded as requisite closing flagship

5.10pm: Proceeded

5.55pm: Ki-ni-tau abeam

6.00pm: Darkened ship

8.30pm: Rounds


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18 October 1914

From Loshan Bay to Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

12.30am: Sighted Mui Tao light N30E

1.25am: Mui Tao light abeam 10 miles

2.12am: Mui Tao light abeam 4 miles

3.10am: North-east Promontory light N5E

4.27am: North-east Promontory light abeam 2.6 miles

6.00am: Cleaned ship

6.30am: Course as requisite entering harbour

7.00am: Secured alongside iron pier

7.15am: Commenced coaling

10.00am: Finished coaling, received 46 tons. Hands employed cleaning ship

5.15pm: Cast off and proceeded as requisite out of harbour

6.30pm: Sighted Chefoo light S57W

7.43pm: Chefoo light abeam 9.5 miles

8.30pm: Rounds

9.30pm: Sighted Howki light N63W

11.00pm: Howki light abeam 9 miles


Chefoo is the present day city of Yantai.

Howki Island is present day Houji Dao.


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19 October 1914

From Wei-Hai-Wei to Taku Bar and return

Lat 39.00, Long 118.00 [Approximate position]

6.00am: Cleaned ship

11.15am: Came to with port anchor. Anchor bearings: Taku light vessel N58W 2 miles

1.15pm: Gun and torpedo quarters

3.20pm: Weighed and proceeded, escorting transport

6.00pm: Darkened ship

8.30pm: Rounds


Lightphotos.net shows a picture of Taku light vessel, stationed off Tientsin.


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20 October 1914

From Taku Bar to Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.68, Long 121.60

4.55am: Sighted Howki light S65E

6.30am: Cleaned ship

7.05am: Howki lighthouse abeam distance ½ mile

8.45am: Hands employed as requisite

11.30am: Supply of thermometers finished

3.20pm: Arrived Wei-Hai-Wei and secured alongside pier

9.00pm: Rounds


Howki Island is present day Houji Dao.


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21 October 1914

From Wei-Hai-Wei to Loshan Bay

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

4.30am: Lost overboard by accident broom's bass broom-head pattern number 57, three in number

6.00am: Prepared for coaling

6.30am: Commenced coaling

8.15am: Finished coaling, received 51 [tons]

8.45am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.30am: Carried out weekly torpedo tests. Unshipped gun for examination

1.15pm: Hands employed as requisite

2.00pm: Embarked R.N.V.R. ratings for passage to H.M.S. "Triumph"

3.00pm: Cast off and proceeded as requisite out of harbour

3.15pm: Escorting

4.45pm: Kiming Island abeam distance 1.7 miles

6.00pm: Darkened ship

6.30pm: North-east Promontory abeam 3 miles

8.30pm: Rounds

9.50pm: Sighted Mui Tao light S50W

10.30pm: Mui Tao abeam 8 miles

11.30pm: Mui Tao abeam 6 miles


Loshan Harbour is present day Laoshan, Qingdao.

Kiming Island is present day Jiming Dao.


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22 October 1914

From Wei-Hai-Wei to Loshan Bay

Lat 36.28, Long 120.80

1.00am: Staunton Island abeam

5.05am: Sighted Surveyor Island S80W

5.58am: Surveyor Island abeam to starboard 3½ miles

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.45am: Hands employed as requisite

10.00am: Course as requisite entering harbour

10.10am: Came to with port anchor. Anchor bearings: Cape Yatau S1E, Double Island S72E, Harris Island N86E

11.00am: Discharged ratings, taking passage, to H.M.S. "Triumph"

12.30pm: Make and mend clothes

4.35pm: One stoker rejoined from H.M.S. "Triumph" (sick)

6.00pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds


Staunton Island is present day Sushan Dao.

Surveyor Island is present day Qianli Cliff.

Cape Yatau is present day Laoshan Tou.

Double Island is present day Nü-er Dao.

Harris Island is present day Shizi Dao.


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23 October 1914

At Loshan Bay

Lat 36.28, Long 120.80

6.00am: Cleaned ship. Routine

8.45am: Routine

9.30am: Medical inspection

9.40am: Hands employed as requisite

1.15pm: Hands employed as requisite

4.00pm: Evening quarters

6.00pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds


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24 October 1914

Off Loshan Bay

Lat 36.28, Long 120.80

5.30am: Weighed and shifted berth under lee of Harris Island

11.00am: Weighed and returned to anchorage

11.50am: Came to with port anchor. Anchor bearings: right side of point N5W, island N35E, Data Rock NE

1.20pm: Weighed and proceeded to join H.M.S. "Triumph" and H.M.S. "Chelmer"

3.30pm: Came to with port anchor. Anchor bearings Cape Yatau South, Harris Island N86E, Double Island S71E

Data Rock: NE

6.00pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds


Cape Yatau is present day Laoshan Tou.

Harris Island is present day Shizi Dao.

Data Rock is possibly present day Tuzi Island.

Double Island is present day Nü-er Dao.


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25 October 1914

[Incorrectly marked as 25 December in log-book]

At Loshan Bay

Lat 36.28, Long 120.80

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

7.00am: Send Roman Catholic church party to [hospital ship] "Delta"

8.45am: Sunday routine

9.30am: Divisions and prayers

4.00pm: Evening quarters

9.00pm: Rounds


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26 October 1914

At Loshan Bay

Lat 36.28, Long 120.80

6.00am: Weighed and communicated with "Chitose"

6.35am: Came to with port anchor. Anchor bearings: Cape Yatau S1E. Double Island S72E, Harris Island N86E

8.45am: Hands employed as requisite

9.00am: Discharged one stoker sick to [hospital ship] "Delta"

1.15pm: Hands employed painting ship

4.00pm: Evening quarters

6.00pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds


"Chitose" is an Imperial Japanese Navy ship.


Cape Yatau is present day Laoshan Tou.

Double Island is present day Nü-er Dao.

Harris Island is present day Shizi Dao.


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27 October 1914

At Loshan Bay

Lat 36.28, Long 120.80

6.00am: Hands employed painting ship

7.00am: Routine

8.45am: Hands employed as requisite

1.15pm: Hands employed as requisite

4.00pm: One stoker returned from [hospital ship] "Delta"

5.00pm: Shifted berth and came to with port anchor. Anchor bearings: right side of island N30E, Data Rock N43E, right side of point S25W

6.30pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds


Data Rock is possibly present day Tuzi Island.


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28 October 1914

Off Loshan Bay

Lat 36.28, Long 120.80

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship, routine

7.15am: Weighed and closed H.M.S. "Triumph"

7.30am: Came to with port anchor. Anchor bearings: Data Rock N10E, Harris Island East, Double Island S62E

8.45am: Routine

9.50am: Weighed and proceeded as requisite to off Taikung Tau

11.40am: Closed "Chitose"

Noon: Came to port anchor. Anchor bearings: Tupfen Island N23E, Taikung Tau N42E, Siaukung Tau N62E

12.15pm: Dinner

1.35pm: Weighed and proceeded to rejoin H.M.S. "Triumph" in Loshan bay, course as requisite

3.55pm: Closed H.M.S. "Triumph". Came to with port anchor. Anchor bearings: Cape Yatau South, Double Island S62E, Harris Island N86E

4.30pm: One able seaman rating returned from H.M.S. "Triumph" (sick)

6.00pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds


"Chitose" is an Imperial Japanese Navy ship.


Harris Island is present day Shizi Dao.

Double Island is present day Nü-er Dao.

Tupfen Island is present day Xiao Yu.

Taikung Tau is present day Dagong Dao.

Siaukung Tau is present day Xiaogong Dao.

Cape Yatau is present day Laoshan Tou.


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29 October 1914

Off Loshan Bay

Lat 36.28, Long 120.80

5.10am: Weighed

5.20am: Proceeded as requisite to off Taikung Tau

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

6.45am: Course as requisite for examining sampan

7.20am: Stopped and communicated with "Chitose". Proceeded and closed "Suwo"

8.30am: Stopped and communicated with "Suwo"

8.40am: Proceeded and closed H.M.S. "Triumph"

8.55am: Stopped, communicated with H.M.S. "Triumph"

9.10am: Proceeded. Hands employed as requisite

10.15am: Came to port anchor. Anchor bearings: right side of Taikung Tau N58E, Tupfen Island N38E, Siaukung Tau N65E

10.30am: Battle squadron bombarded

1.00pm: Make and mend clothes

3.00pm: Weighed and closed "Suwo"

4.00pm: Evening quarters

4.45pm: Closed H.M.S. "Triumph"

5.00pm: Proceeded as requisite to Loshan bay

6.30pm: Darkened ship

6.45pm: Came to port anchor. Cape Yatau S1W, Double Island S61E, Harris Island N85E

9.00pm: Rounds


"Suwo" is an Imperial Japanese Navy ship.


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30 October 1914

Off Loshan Bay

Lat 36.28, Long 120.80

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship. Routine

7.20am: Weighed

7.30am: Proceeded as requisite in company with H.M.S. "Triumph"

8.45am: Routine

9.30am: Stopped. Battle squadron bombarded

11.45am: Came to with port anchor. Anchor bearings: Tupfen Island N23E, Taikung Tau N42E, Siaukung Tau N62E

1.15pm: Hands employed as requisite

2.10pm: Weighed and closed "Chitose"

2.50pm: Stopped

3.05pm: Proceeded and close "Suwo"

3.50pm: Course as requisite for Loshan Bay

4.00pm: Evening quarters

5.20pm: Came to with port anchor. Anchor bearings: Cape Yatau South, Double Island S62E, Harris Island N86E

6.15pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds


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31 October 1914

Off Loshan Bay

Lat 36.28, Long 120.80

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

7.50am: Weighed

9.30am: Proceeded. Closed H.M.S. "Triumph" off Loshan Harbour

10.50am: Stopped

11.50am: Came to with port anchor. Anchor bearings: Red Rock N34E, Siaukung Tau S42E, Taikung Tau S35W

1.00pm: Make and mend clothes

4.30pm: Weighed and proceeded to anchorage in entrance of Loshan Harbour

5.00pm: Came to with port anchor. Anchor bearings: Red Rock S77E, Siaukung Tau S10E, Taikung Tau S28W

8.00pm: Number 2 cruising stations


Red Rock is present day Nü Dao.



LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1914


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1 November 1914

At sea and Loshan Harbour

Lat 36.28, Long 120.80

6.45am: Weighed and proceeded to join "Suwo"

7.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

7.25am: Stopped

9.40am: Came to with port anchor off Loshan Harbour. Anchor bearings: Red Rock N50E, Siaukung Tau S29E, Taikung Tau S28W

9.50am: Divisions. Prayers

4.45pm: Shifted berth to entrance of Loshan Harbour

5.20pm: Came to with port anchor

6.00pm: Darkened ship

8.00pm: Number 2 cruising stations


"Suwo" is an Imperial Japanese Navy ship.


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2 November 1914

At sea and Loshan Harbour

Lat 36.28, Long 120.80

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship. Routine

8.55am: Weighed, course and speed as requisite for closing "Suwo" and H.M.S. "Triumph"

10.30am: Proceeded into Loshan Harbour

11.00am: Came to with port anchor. Anchor bearings: right side of Futau S78E, left side of Futau S19E, Fort Point S79W

1.15pm: Hands employed as requisite

4.00pm: Evening quarters

6.00pm: Darkened ship

8.00pm: Number 2 cruising stations


Futau is possibly present day Chan Shan.


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3 November 1914

At Loshan Harbour and Loshan Bay

Lat 36.28, Long 120.80

6.00am: Unshipped night sights, hands employed cleaning ship

8.45am: Routine

1.15pm: Piped down

3.50pm: Weighed and proceeded course as requisite for Loshan Bay

4.00pm: Evening quarters

5.35pm: Came to with port anchor

6.00pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds


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4 November 1914

At Loshan Bay

Lat 36.28, Long 120.80

5.45am: Prepared for coaling

6.25am: Secured alongside collier

6.35am: Cast off and came to with port anchor. Anchor bearings: Ta Tsi Tau N30E, Harris Island S77E, Double Island S56E

7.00am: Routine

8.45am: Routine

10.35am: Weighed

11.30am: Dinner

12.20pm: Secured alongside S.S. "Tsurugisan Maru"

12.30pm: Commenced coaling

3.50pm: Starboard watch to tea

4.10pm: Port watch to tea

5.25pm: Finished coaling, received 101 tons

5.45pm: Cast off and proceeded as requisite to close H.M.S. "Triumph"

6.25pm: Came to with port anchor

6.30pm: Hands employed as requisite

7.00pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds


The Wreck Site lists a probable reference to S.S "Tsurugisan Maru".


Ta Tsi Tau, or Bobbit Island, is present day Dagaun Dao.

Harris Island is present day Shizi Dao.

Double Island is present day Nü-er Dao.


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5 November 1914

At Loshan Bay

Lat 36.28, Long 120.80

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.45am: Saturday routine

9..40am: Weighed and closed H.M.S. "Triumph"

9.50am: Came to with port anchor

12.30pm: Paid monthly money

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes

4.00pm: Evening quarters

6.00pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds


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6 November 1914

At Loshan Bay and sea

Lat 36.05, Long 120.53

6.00am: Routine

7.10am: Weighed and shifted berth

8.45am: Routine

9.40am: Weighed and proceeded as requisite to rejoin H.M.S. "Triumph" off Siaukung Tau

10.00am: Lost overboard by accident broom's bass broom-head pattern number 57, one in number

12.28pm: Came to with port anchor off Loshan Harbour. Anchor bearings: Red Rock N47E, Siaukung Tau S42E, Taikung Tau S27W

3.00pm: Weighed and proceeded into Loshan Harbour

4.40pm: Came to with port anchor. Anchor bearings: To Tsi Tau N36E, Harris Island S79E, Double Island S59E

6.00pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds


Siaukung Tau is present day Xiaogong Dao.

Red Rock is present day Nü Dao.

Taikung Tau is present day Dagong Dao.

Harris Island is present day Shizi Dao.

Double Island is present day Nü-er Dao.


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7 November 1914

At sea and Loshan Bay

Lat 36.00, Long 120.25

6.00am: Tsingtau surrendered. Hands cleaning ship

7.30am: Weighed and communicated with military fuse

8.00am: Closed [hospital ship] "Delta"

8.20am: Proceeded to rejoin H.M.S. "Triumph"

10.00am: Stopped. Hands employed as requisite

10.30am: Proceeded in company with H.M.S. "Triumph" to Loshan Bay

12.30pm: Came to port anchor. Anchor bearings: Cape Yatau South, Harris Island East, Double Island S75E

4.00pm: Evening quarters

6.00pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds


Tsingtau is present day Qingdao.

Cape Yatau is present day Laoshan Tou.


Wikipedia has an article on the Siege of Tsingtau.


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8 November 1914

At sea and Loshan Bay

Lat 36.28, Long 120.80

6.30am: Sunday routine

9.15am: Divisions

10.25am: Weighed and proceeded as requisite to Loshan Harbour

11.35am: Came to with port anchor

2.05pm: Weighed and proceeded as requisite to Loshan Bay

3.00pm: Secured alongside S.S. "Shengking". Hands employed drawing stores

4.00pm: Slipped from S.S. "Shengking" and came to with port anchor. Anchor bearings: Cape Yatau South, Harris Island East, Double Island S75E

4.15pm: Evening quarters

9.00pm: Rounds


Clyde Built Ships lists a reference to S.S. "Shengking".


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9 November 1914

At Loshan Bay

Lat 36.28, Long 120.80

6.00am: Routine

9.15am: Divisions

9.30am: Hands employed as requisite

11.30am: Let go starboard anchor

11.35am: Weighed and shifted berth. Came to with port anchor. Anchor bearings: Cape Yatau S3E, Double Island S63E, Harris Island East

12.10pm: Dinner

1.25pm: Routine

4.00pm: Evening quarters

5.40pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds


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10 November 1914

At Loshan Bay

Lat 36.28, Long 120.80

6.00am: Routine

9.00am: Divisions

9.30am: Hands employed as requisite

1.15pm: Routine

4.00pm: Evening quarters

6.00pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds


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11 November 1914

At Loshan Bay

Lat 36.13, Long 120.70

4.00am: Thermometer broken

6.00am: Routine

9.00am: Divisions

9.30am: Hands employed as requisite

11.30am: Weighed and proceeded as requisite to Loshan Harbour. Dinner

1.00pm: Came to with port anchor. Anchor bearings: Middle Point N76E, Futau S51E, Fort Point S47W

2.20pm: Weighed and proceeded as requisite to Loshan Bay

3.35pm: Came to with port anchor

4.00pm: Evening quarters

5.30pm: Darkened ship


Futau is possibly present day Chan Shan.


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12 November 1914

From Loshan Bay to Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 36.72, Long 122.27

6.00am: Prepared for sea

6.50am: Weighed and closed H.M.S. "Triumph"

7.00am: Proceeded leaving as requisite Loshan Bay

9.02am: Surveyor Island abeam to starboard distance 9.1 miles

9.15am: Divisions. Hands employed as requisite

11.50am: Altered course to avoid fishing nets

11.55am: Resumed course

12.05pm: Staunton Island abeam

12.57pm: Mui Tao lighthouse abeam distance 3 miles

1.17pm: Ear Rock abeam distance 1 mile

2.00pm: Make and mend clothes

2.35pm: Altered course East to close steamer

4.15pm: Course as requisite entering harbour

4.40pm: Secured alongside iron pier

5.00pm: Leave to watch 5.00pm till 6.30pm

9.00pm: Rounds


Wei-Hai-Wei, the present day city of Weihai, was a leased territory of the United Kingdom until 1930.

Surveyor Island is present day Qianli Cliff.

Staunton Island is present day Sushan Dao.

Ear Rock is present day Heishi Dao.


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13 November 1914

At Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

6.00am: Prepared for coaling

8.45am: Hands employed drawing ammunition and provisions

12.30pm: Leave to watch 4.00pm till 6.30pm

1.00pm: Hands employed drawing gear from dockyard

9.00pm: Rounds


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14 November 1914

At Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

6.00am: Hands employed as requisite

7.15am: Commenced coaling

8.45am: Hands employed as requisite

11.00am: Finished coaling, received 123 tons. Hands employed cleaning ship

12.30pm: Leave to watch 4.00pm till 6.30pm

1.15pm: Hands employed drawing gear from dockyard

4.00pm: Evening quarters

9.00pm: Rounds


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15 November 1914

From Wei-Hai-Wei to Loshan Bay

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

7.00am: Cast off from pier and secured to buoy

9.30am: Divisions. Rounds

4.00pm: Evening quarters

6.45pm: Slipped and proceeded as requisite leaving harbour. Darkened ship

8.48pm: Alceste Island abeam to starboard 0.9 mile

9.16pm: North-east Promontory abeam distance 1.5 miles

11.20pm: Mui Tao abeam distance 7.2 miles


Loshan Bay is present day Laoshan Bay.

Alceste Island is present day Hailu Dao.


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16 November 1914

At sea and at Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 36.42, Long 121.15

5.21am: Surveyor Island abeam to port distance 3.1 miles

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

7.10am: Course as requisite entering Loshan Bay

8.00am: Came to with port anchor. Anchor bearings: Cape Yatau S3E, Double Island S63E, Harris Island East

8.55am: Routine. Embarked five military officers and one non commissioned officer, one private

9.50am: Weighed and closed "Chitose"

10.10am: Proceeded

12.33pm: Surveyor Island abeam 12.5 miles

1.30pm: Make and mend clothes

4.00pm: Evening quarters

5.20pm: Darkened ship

5.30pm: Mui Tao light abeam distance 1.7 miles

5.33pm: Altered as requisite course to close steamship

6.25pm: Sighted North-east Promontory light N17E

7.45pm: North-east Promontory abeam distance 1.2 miles

9.30pm: Course as requisite entering harbour

9.50pm: Secured to buoy


"Chitose" is an Imperial Japanese Navy ship.


Surveyor Island is present day Qianli Cliff.

Cape Yatau is present day Laoshan Tou.

Double Island is present day Nü-er Dao.

Harris Island is present day Shizi Dao.


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17 November 1914

At Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.45am: Routine

9.15am: Divisions

12.30pm: Leave to watch 4.00pm till 6.30pm

1.15pm: Landed Funeral party

4.00pm: Evening quarters

4.30pm: Proceeded troopship "Delta"

5.30pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds


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18 November 1914

From Wei-Hai-Wei to Loshan Bay

Lat 37.50, Long 122.14

6.00am: Prepared for coaling

6.50am: Slipped and proceeded alongside pier

8.00am: Commenced coaling

10.00am: Finished coaling, received 52 tons. Hands employed cleaning ship

10.40am: Cast off and secured to buoy

1.15pm: Routine

3.15pm: Unshackled

4.00pm: Evening quarters

4.30pm: Slipped and proceeded as requisite leaving harbour

5.30pm: Darkened ship

8.20pm: North-east Promontory light abeam

9.30pm: Sighted Mui Tao S24W

11.18pm: Mui Tao abeam distance 6.5 miles


Loshan Bay is present day Laoshan Bay.


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19 November 1914

From Loshan Bay to Hong Kong

Lat 36.28, Long 120.80

6.00am: Sighted Surveyor Island S20E

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

7.45am: Breakfast

8.00am: Course as requisite entering Loshan Bay

8.30am: Routine

9.20am: Came to with port anchor. Anchor bearings: Cape Yatau S1E, Harris Island S89E, Double Island S62E

10.15am: Shifted berth, veered to 4 shackles

3.30pm: Tea

4.15pm: Weighed and proceeded in company of [hospital ship] "Delta" course as requisite. Cheered ship

6.00pm: Darkened ship

6.40pm: Chalien Tau abeam distance 3 miles (to starboard)

8.30pm: Rounds


Surveyor Island is present day Qianli Cliff.

Cape Yatau is present day Laoshan Tou.

Harris Island is present day Shizi Dao.

Double Island is present day Nü-er Dao.

Chalien Tau is present day Chaolian Island.


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20 November 1914

From Loshan Bay to Hong Kong

Lat 33.12, Long 122.68

6.30am: Routine

8.45am: Routine

4.00pm: Evening quarters

5.15pm: Darkened ship

8.30pm: Rounds

9.15pm: Shaweishan light abeam distance 22 miles

11.10pm: Sighted Saddle Island light S13W


Shaweishan is present day Sheshan Dao.


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21 November 1914

From Loshan Bay to Hong Kong

Lat 28.82, Long 122.28

12.45am: Saddle light abeam 10 miles

6.15am: Video light bore N34W

6.30am: Routine

8.45am: Routine

1.00pm: Make and mend clothes

4.00pm: Evening quarters

8.30pm: Rounds

8.45pm: Sharp concussion was felt over port propeller

11.37pm: Sighted Tung Yung light SW


Video is present day Dongfushan.

Tung Yung is present day Tungyung Tao.


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22 November 1914

From Loshan Bay to Hong Kong

Lat 24.35, Long 119.17

1.21am: Tung Yung light abeam distance 6 miles

2.00am: Sighted Pai Kuen Island light S65W

4.05am: Pai Kuen light abeam 17 miles

5.05am: Sighted Turnabout Island light S47W

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

6.50am: Turnabout abeam distance 7 miles

10.05am: Ockseu Lighthouse abeam distance 4 miles

4.00pm: Evening quarters

6.00pm: Darkened ship

8.50pm: Sighted Lamock light S75W

9.50pm: Lamock light abeam distance 7 miles


Pai Kuen Island is present day Baiquan Liedao.

Turnabout Island is present day Niushan Dao.

Ockseu Island is present day Wuqiu Yu.


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23 November 1914

From Loshan Bay to Hong Kong, and at Hong Kong

Lat 22.30, Long 114.25

1.05am: Sighted Breaker Point light N68W

1.45am: Breaker Point light abeam distance 8 miles

5.45am: Sighted Keeling light N43W

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

7.35am: Sighted Pedro Blanca S65W [The log-keeper most probably made a spelling mistake and meant Pedro Blanco]

8.12am: Pedro Blanca distance 1.6 miles

11.30am: Stopped. Hands employed preparing for securing alongside and as requisite

11.40am: Proceeded as requisite

12.45pm: Secured alongside H.M.S. "Ribble" in the basin

1.15pm: Hands employed as requisite

3.30pm: Hands employed returning torpedo

4.00pm: Special leave to watch 5.00pm till 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds


Breaker Point is present day Shibeishan Jiao.

Pedro Blanco is present day Zhenyantou.


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24 November 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

6.00am: Hands employed returning ammunition

8.45am: Hands employed returning ammunition

10.15am: Ship placed in dry dock

12.30pm: Leave to watch 5.00pm till 7.00am

1.15pm: Hands employed returning ammunition

9.00pm: Rounds


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25 November 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

6.30am: Hands employed as requisite

7.30am: Breakfast

8.15am: Hands employed getting out cables as requisite

12.30pm: Night leave to watch and part [of watch]

1.15pm: Hands employed dismounting guns

4.30pm: Tea

9.00pm: Rounds


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26 November 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

6.30am: Hands employed as requisite

7.30am: Breakfast

8.15am: Hands employed as requisite

11.00am: Sub-lieutenant Jones R.N.R. joined ship

12.30pm: Night leave to watch and part [of watch]

1.15pm: Hands employed as requisite

4.30pm: Tea

9.00pm: Rounds


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27 November 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

6.00am: Dockyard routine

6.30am: Hands employed as requisite

8.15am: Routine

11.30am: Discharged one stoker to hospital

12.30pm: Leave to watch and part [of watch] 5.00pm till 7.00am

1.15pm: Routine

4.00pm: Discharged one wireless telegraphist to H.M.S. "Triumph"

9.00pm: Rounds


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28 November 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

6.30am: Hands employed dismounting guns

8.15am: Routine

10.40am: Undocked and secured alongside south wall

12.30pm: Leave to watch and part [of watch] 1.30pm till 7.00am

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes

9.00pm: Rounds


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29 November 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.35am: Landed Roman Catholic church party

9.30am: Landed Nonconformist church party

10.15am: Landed Church of England party (to H.M.S. "Tamar")

12.30pm: Leave to watch and part [of watch] 1.30pm till 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds


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30 November 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

6.30am: Routine (dockyard)

8.15am: Routine

12.30pm: Leave to watch and part [of watch] 5.00pm till 7.00am

1.15pm: Routine

9.00pm: Rounds


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[Back cover of log book]



LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1914


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[Front cover of log book]


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[Handwritten]

This is to certify that this is the original log of H.M.S. "Usk" from 1st December 1914 to 31st January 1915.


[Signed by] Wellwood G.C. Maxwell, Lieutenant Commander, 31/1/15


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Distance run per hour – knots

Coal expended for all purposes per hour – tons

Distance run per ton of coal – knots

Date when this information was obtained by actual experiment

At authorised power with natural draught = the unit

25

12

2.08

Dec. 03

"With all despatch" (the maximum power attainable for 24 hours) = 4/5 the unit

23.5

5.5

4.35

Oct. 04

"With despatch" (the maximum sea-going speed while the coal lasts) = 3/5 the unit

22

4.25

5.20

Oct. 04

"With moderate despatch" = 2/5 the unit

20

2.8

7.1

Sept. 04

"At ordinary speed" = 1/5 the unit

16

1.3

11.8

Sept. 04

"At most economical speed" = as determined by trial and in accordance with the varying conditions of wind and weather

10

0.7

14.2

Oct. 04


To: Captain (D) Fifth Destroyer Flotilla [Signed by] Wellwood G.C. Maxwell, Captain, 31 January 1915


H.M.S. "Blenheim" 16 March 1915

Submitted, observing: No remarks. [Signed by] J.M. Simpson Engineer Commander (D)


H.M.S. "Amethyst" 7 April 1915 [Signed by] C.P.R. Coode Captain (D) Fifth Destroyer Flotilla


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[Handwritten]

Aneroid Barometer. Short and Mason 1490

Thermometer (Air and Sea) Portable. Not numbered. T.A. Reynold


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1 December 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

6.30am: Hands employed as requisite

7.30am: Breakfast

8.15am: Hands employed returning and drawing gear and provisions

12.30pm: Leave to watch and part [of watch] 5.00pm till 7.00am

1.20pm: Provisioning ship

4.30pm: Discharged one leading signalman to H.M.S. "Tamar". Joined one leading signalman from H.M.S. "Tamar"

9.00pm: Rounds


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2 December 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

6.30am: Dockyard routine

8.15am: Hands employed as requisite

10.15am: Officer of the Guard visited foreign man-of-war

12.30pm: Leave to watch and part [of watch] 5.00pm till 7.00am

5.30pm: Landed picket of one petty officer and one leading seaman and four hands

9.00pm: Rounds

11.30pm: Picket returned


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3 December 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

6.30am: Routine

8.15am: Hands employed drawing torpedoes

1.20pm: Hands employed drawing ammunition

2.30pm: Discharged one able seaman to H.M.S. "Fame"

5.00pm: One able seaman joined from H.M.S. "Fame"

9.00pm: Rounds


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4 December 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

7.30am: Commenced coaling

8.35am: Hands employed as requisite

9.00am: Discharged one leading stoker and one stoker to H.M.S. "Tamar" sick

12.30pm: Leave to watch and part [of watch] 5.00pm till 7.00am

1.45pm: Sailed [hospital ship] "Delta". Hands employed as requisite

3.40pm: Finished coaling, received 138 tons. Cleaned ship

4.30pm: Tea

9.00pm: Rounds


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5 December 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

6.30am: Cleaned ship

8.15am: Hands employed as requisite

12.30pm: Make and mend clothes. Leave to watch and part [of watch] 1.30pm till 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds


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6 December 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

6.30am: Routine. Cleaned ship

9.00am: Divisions

10.00am: One leading stoker returned from sick in H.M.S. "Tamar"

Noon: Medical inspection

12.30pm: Leave to watch and part [of watch] 1.30pm till 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds


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7 December 1914

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

6.30am: Hands employed painting ship

7.30am: Breakfast

8.15am: Hands employed painting ship and charging up torpedoes

11.30am: Carried out basin trial

12.30pm: Leave to watch and part [of watch] 5.00pm till 7.00am

1.15pm: Hands employed painting ship

3.30pm: Two stokers joined ship from H.M.S. "Triumph"

9.00pm: Rounds


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8 December 1914

From Hong Kong to Singapore, and at Hong Kong

Lat 21.7, Long 114.0 [Approximate position based on Gap Rock]

6.00am: Hands employed preparing for sea

6.55am: Cast off and proceeded leaving harbour in company with H.M.S. "Ribble"

8.45am: Hands employed as requisite

10.13am: Gap Rock abeam distance 1 mile

11.00am: Lost overboard by accident oars for 8 feet two in number

1.03pm: Gap Rock abeam distance 9 miles

3.00pm: Linkang Island abeam

3.30pm: Hands employed as requisite

4.00pm: Course as requisite

4.35pm: Secured to number 5 buoy

5.00pm: Coal lighters secured alongside. Commenced coaling

6.00pm: Finished coaling, received 12 tons

6.30pm: Leave to watch 7.00pm till 11.00pm

9.00pm: Rounds


Gap Rock is present day Wenwei Zhou.

Linkang Island is also known as Lincoln Island, part of the Shenhu Shoal.



THE VOYAGES OF HMS USK
Journey from China Station to Mediterranean

JP map Usk China to Med

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9 December 1914

From Hong Kong to Singapore

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

6.00am: Cleaned ship

9.10am: Divisions

10.00am: Quarters

10.15am: Hands employed as requisite

1.15pm: Hands employed as requisite

4.30pm: Prepared for sea

5.00pm: Slipped and proceeded course and speed as requisite leaving harbour

7.58pm: Gap Rock light abeam 7 miles

8.30pm: Rounds


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10 December 1914

From Hong Kong to Singapore

Lat 19.05, Long 113.65

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship. Lost overboard by accident one headpiece of Control V.P.

8.45am: Hands employed as requisite fitting bath screens

10.00am: Lost overboard by accident turn-screw 6" pattern number 666, one in number; headpieces officers, one in number

1.00pm: Make and mend clothes

4.00pm: Evening quarters

6.00pm: Darkened ship

8.30pm: Rounds


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11 December 1914

From Hong Kong to Singapore

Lat 14.98, Long 112.77

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.15am: Divisions. Hands employed as requisite

2.00pm: Hands employed as requisite

4.00pm: Evening quarters

6.10pm: Darkened ship

8.30pm: Rounds


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12 December 1914

From Hong Kong to Singapore

Lat 11.20, Long 110.67

2.30am: Heavy rain squall

4.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes

4.00pm: Evening quarters

6.10pm: Heavy rain squall. Darkened ship

8.30pm: Rounds

10.15pm: Heavy rain squall


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13 December 1914

From Hong Kong to Singapore

Lat 7.60, Long 108.03

6.00am: Cleaned ship

7.00am: Lost overboard by accident: starters 24 lbs. [pattern number] 1272, one in number; guards brass for tubes [pattern number] 1266, one in number; tubes glass chemical [pattern number] 1264, one in number; rope steel wire galvanised [pattern number] 1261, 45 fathoms

9.30am: Divisions, prayers

11.00am: Lost overboard by accident sounding iron and 46 fathoms of wire

4.00pm: Evening quarters

6.15pm: Darkened ship

8.30pm: Rounds


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14 December 1914

From Hong Kong to Singapore

Lat 3.33, Long 105.38

6.00am: Hands employed on cables

7.30am: Cleaned ship

9.00am: Lost overboard by accident hooks boat, gunmetal, [pattern number] 78N, one in number

1.00pm: Hands employed repairing fenders and cleaning spare parts of guns

4.00pm: Evening quarters

7.00pm: Darkened ship

10.15pm: Sighted Pulo Branca light S39W


Pulo Branca, or Pulau Branca is also known as Pedra Branca.


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15 December 1914

From Hong Kong to Singapore, and at Singapore

Lat 1.29, Long 103.86

12.22am: Slow both engines

5.10am: Sighted Fort Canning light N86W

6.30am: Course as requisite entering Singapore

7.45am: Commenced making ship fast

8.00am: Arrived at Singapore and made fast alongside jetty. Commenced coaling

11.45am: Finished coaling. Received 105 tons

11.50am: Cast off and proceeded into basin

12.30pm: Leave to starboard watch 4.00pm till 7.00pm

1.00pm: Hands cleaning ship

9.00pm: Rounds


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16 December 1914

At Singapore

Lat 1.29, Long 103.86

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.15am: Divisions

12.30pm: Leave to port watch 4.00pm till 7.00am

1.15pm: Hands make and mend clothes

4.00pm: Evening quarters

9.00pm: Rounds


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17 December 1914

From Singapore to Penang

Lat 1.29, Long 103.86

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

11.30am: Cast off and proceeded out of basin

12.44am: Sultan Shoal lighthouse abeam 4 cables

1.50pm: Brothers lighthouse abeam 5 miles

2.45pm: Pulo Pisang lighthouse abeam 5 miles

4.00pm: Evening quarters

4.25pm: Pulo Shalo abeam 8 miles [The log-keeper most probably made a spelling mistake and meant Pulo Sialu, or Pulau Sialu]

5.40pm: Sighted Pulo Undan lighthouse N40W

6.30pm: Darkened ship

6.45pm: Pulo Undan light abeam 4 miles

7.07pm: Sighted Malacca light N7E

7.40pm: Sighted Cape Rachado light N37W

9.00pm: Rounds

9.22pm: Cape Rachado light abeam 7.5 miles


Pulo Pisang, or Pulau Pisang, is also known as Pisang Island.


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18 December 1914

From Singapore to Penang, and at Penang

Lat 5.41, Long 100.34

1.09am: One Fathom Shoal lighthouse abeam 2.5 miles

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.15am: Divisions

11.08am: Pulo Rimau lighthouse abeam 3 cables

11.22am: Number 8 buoy abeam, steering as required

11.58am: Stopped

Noon: Proceeded to anchorage Penang

12.15pm: Let go starboard anchor Penang Roads. Anchor bearings: flagstaff Cornwallis fort N53W, south light pier S78W, breakwater buoy N4W

2.30pm: Commenced coaling

5.45pm: Finished coaling. Received 60 tons

6.00pm: Weighed anchor and proceeded

6.40pm: Gas buoy abeam 2 cables

7.07pm: Pulo Muka light abeam 5 miles

9.00pm: Rounds


One Fathom Shoal lighthouse is also known as One Fathom Bank lighthouse.

Pulo Muka is also known as Tanjung Puchat Muka.


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19 December 1914

From Penang to Colombo

Lat 5.82, Long 97.20

2.15am: Pulo Perak abeam to starboard

6.30am: Hands cleaning ship

9.15am: Divisions

10.00am: Hands employed as required cleaning ship

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes

4.00pm: Evening quarters

6.45pm: Darkened ship

8.15pm: Sighted Pulo Weh light S82W

10.05pm: Pulo Weh light abeam 6.5 miles

11.57pm: Pulo Bras light abeam 12 miles


Pulo Weh is also known as Pulau We.

Pulo Bras is also known as Pulau Breueh.


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20 December 1914

From Penang to Colombo

Lat 5.95, Long 93.00

9.30am: Divisions and prayers

4.00pm: Evening quarters

6.30pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds


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21 December 1914

From Penang to Colombo

Lat 5.75, Long 88.38

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.15am: Divisions

10.00am: Hands employed as required

4.00pm: Evening quarters

7.00pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds


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22 December 1914

From Penang to Colombo

Lat 5.75, Long 83.47

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.45am: Clocks -45 minutes

9.00am: Divisions

10.00am: Hands employed as required

4.00pm: Evening quarters

7.00pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds


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23 December 1914

From Penang to Colombo [,and at Colombo]

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

12.10am: Glare of Dondra Head light N5W

12.33am: Raised Dondra Head light North 18 miles

1.05am: Dondra Head light N6E 12 miles

2.20am: Observed Point de Galle light N28W

3.37am: Point de Galle light abeam 5 miles

6.25am: Barberyn light abeam 6.6 miles

9.20am: Stopped off Colombo, pilot boarded

9.30am: Arrived Colombo and came to with starboard anchor and stern made fast to buoy

10.30am: Commenced coaling

12.30pm: Leave to watch 4.30pm to 7.00pm

2.45pm: Finished coaling. Received 107 tons

4.00pm: Evening quarters

9.00pm: Rounds


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24 December 1914

At Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

6.30am: Hands employed as required

9.00am: Divisions

9.30am: Hands cleaning ship

12.30pm: Leave to watch 4.30pm to 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds


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25 December 1914

At Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

6.30am: Hands employed as required

9.15am: Divisions

12.30pm: Leave to watch 1.30pm to 11.00pm

5.00pm: Furled awnings

9.00pm: Rounds


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26 December 1914

From Colombo to Aden

Lat 6.83, Long 79.00

5.30am: Hands preparing ship for sea

6.00am: Cast off and proceeded in company with H.M.S. "Ribble" and coal transport "Ark"

9.15am: Divisions

10.00am: Hands variously employed

4.00pm: Evening quarters

5.00pm: Took up station ahead of "Ark"

7.00pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds


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27 December 1914

From Colombo to Aden

Lat 6.87, Long 75.33

7.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.30am: Divisions and prayers

4.00pm: Evening quarters

7.00pm: Darkened ship


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28 December 1914

From Colombo to Aden

Lat 7.12, Long 72.72

6.00am: Hands preparing to coal ship

7.30am: Sighted Ihavandiffulu Atoll [Maldives] S30E

9.00am: Lost overboard by accident: fenders, ship's, coir, small, pattern number 308, one in number and fenders, ship's, coir, large, pattern number 309, one in number

10.00am: Stopped and proceeded alongside [collier] "Ark"

10.45am: Commenced coaling

11.00am: Clocks -30 minutes

12.30pm: Finished coaling. Received 45 tons

1.30pm: Cast off and proceeded using port engine only

3.26pm: Stopped for engine room repairs

4.00pm: Proceeded using both engines

6.30pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds


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29 December 1914

From Colombo to Aden

Lat 7.97, Long 69.55

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.15am: Divisions. General quarters, exercise action, etcetera

10.30am: Lost overboard by accident: bags for projectiles pattern number 52, three in number

4.00pm: Evening quarters

5.40pm: Slow both engines. Exercised night action

5.45pm: Detached H.M.S. "Ribble" to examine streamer

6.30pm: Proceeded

8.00pm: H.M.S. "Ribble" rejoined

9.00pm: Rounds


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30 December 1914

From Colombo to Aden

Lat 8.93, Long 66.27

6.30am: Hands clean ship

9.15am: Divisions

4.00pm: Evening quarters

5.00pm: Clocks -30 minutes

6.30pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds


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31 December 1914

From Colombo to Aden

Lat 9.95, Long 63.02

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.00am: Divisions

10.30am: Hands employed as requisite

1.30pm: Detached H.M.S. "Ribble" to examine streamer

2.20pm: H.M.S. "Ribble" rejoined

4.00pm: Evening quarters

6.30pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds



LOGS FOR JANUARY 1915


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1 January 1915

From Colombo to Aden

Lat 10.63, Long 59.77

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.15am: Divisions. Exercise action

10.00am: Hands employed as requisite

4.00pm: Evening quarters

6.00pm: Clocks -30 minutes

6.15pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds


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2 January 1915

From Colombo to Aden

Lat 11.47, Long 56.12

6.30am: Hands cleaning ship

9.15am: Divisions

9.30am: Hands employed as requisite

4.00pm: Evening quarters

6.00pm: Darkened ship


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3 January 1915

From Colombo to Aden, and at Sokotra

Lat 12.43, Long 53.37

12.30am: Observed land indistinctly on starboard hand

3.00am: Ras Kattenhan N59W TxB Jebel, Haggier N17E [The log-keeper most probably made a spelling mistake and meant Ras Kattanahan]

6.00am: Ras Kattenhan abeam 5.8 miles

6.30am: Hands preparing for coaling

7.30am: Made fast to collier "Ark", Ghubbat Neh, Sokotra

8.20am: Commenced coaling

9.30am: Clocks -30 minutes

11.10am: Finished coaling, 60 tons

11.30am: Cast off and proceeded. Hands cleaning ship

6.00pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds


Ras Kattanahan is also known as Rhiy di-Qatanhin.


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4 January 1915

From Colombo to Aden

Lat 12.78, Long 48.32

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.15am: Divisions

10.30am: Hands employed on weekly tests of torpedoes

4.00pm: Evening quarters

6.30pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds


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5 January 1915

From Colombo to Aden, and at Aden

Lat 12.81, Long 45.00

4.35am: Observed Ras Marshag N70W 23 miles

6.12am: Ras Marshag light abeam 2.8 miles steering as required

6.25am: Slow

6.30am: Proceeded into Aden harbour

7.15am: Anchored and made stern fast to buoy

7.30am: Commenced coaling

8.00am: H.M.A.M.C. "Empress of Russia" arrived

10.00am: Clocks -30 minutes

11.00am: Finished coaling. Received 87 tons

12.30pm: Special leave to watch from 5.00pm to 9.00pm

2.00pm: Hands cleaning ship

3.00pm: R.I.M.S. "Minto" left

4.00pm: Evening quarters

9.00pm: Rounds


R.M.S. "Empress of Russia" was requisitioned by the British Admiralty twice during WW1.

R.I.M.S. "Minto" was a troopship of the Royal Indian Marine.


Ras Marshag is also written as Ras Marshaq.


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6 January 1915

From Aden to Suez

Lat 12.57, Long 44.58

6.00am: Hands preparing ship for sea

8.00am: Cast off, hove up, proceeded

8.30am: Returned to examination anchorage for repairs to H.M.S. "Ribble's" engines

9.15am: Weighed and proceeded as required

11.00am: Hands employed as required

4.00pm: Evening quarters

9.00pm: Rounds

11.30pm: Observed Abu Ail light


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7 January 1915

From Aden to Suez

Lat 15.63, Long 41.72

1.50am: Abu Ail light abeam 1 mile

5.00am: Passed H.M.A.M.C. "Empress of Asia"

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.00am: Centre Peak lighthouse abeam 2 miles

9.15am: Divisions

10.00am: Hands employed as required

11.18am: Jebel Tier lighthouse abeam 1.7 miles

4.00pm: Evening quarters

9.00pm: Rounds


R.M.S. "Empress of Asia" was converted to an auxiliary cruiser during WW1.


Jebel Tier is also known as Jabal al-Tayr and Jabal at Tair.


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8 January 1915

From Aden to Suez

Lat 19.43, Long 39.30

7.30am: Hands cleaning ship

9.15am: Divisions. Exercised general quarters, etcetera

11.00am: Hands employed as requisite

4.00pm: Evening quarters

5.40pm: Wind shifted 16 points, high confused sea

9.00pm: Rounds


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9 January 1915

From Aden to Suez

Lat 23.10, Long 36.87

7.00am: Hands cleaning ship

8.45am: Hands employed as requisite

2.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes

4.00pm: Evening quarters

5.30pm: Clocks -40 minutes

9.00pm: Rounds. Sighted Daedalus light N7W

10.00pm: Daedalus light abeam 2 miles


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10 January 1915

From Aden to Suez

Lat 27.17, Long 34.30

5.20am: Sighted Brothers light N45W

6.30am: Hands cleaning ship

7.00am: Brothers light abeam 7.3 miles

9.30am: Divisions and prayers

10.45am: Sighted Shadwan light N35W

2.14pm: Shadwan Lighthouse abeam 1.5 miles

4.00pm: Evening quarters

5.30pm: Clocks -20 minutes

6.25pm: Sighted Ras Ghareb light N50W

8.30pm: Ras Ghareb abeam 4.2 miles

9.00pm: Rounds

11.30pm: Sighted Zafarana light N35W 15 miles


Brothers lighthouse is also known as Akhaween, or Al-Ikhwan.


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11 January 1915

From Aden to Suez, and at Suez

Lat 29.95, Long 32.56

12.53am: Zafarana light abeam 2.5 miles

5.00am: Course as requisite

6.20am: Ship made fast alongside coaling wharf, Suez

7.00am: Hands employed as requisite

8.15am: Commenced coaling

8.45am: Hands employed as required

10.35am: Finished coaling, received 40 tons

12.30pm: Cast off and proceeded as required

12.40pm: Stopped

1.15pm: Pilot boarded

1.30pm: Proceeded as required into Suez Canal

5.05pm: Passed Ismalia [The log-keeper most probably made a spelling mistake and meant Ismailia]

8.15pm: Arrived Port Said, came to with starboard anchor and stern fast to jetty Naval Arsenal Basin

9.00pm: Rounds



THE VOYAGES OF HMS USK 1915

JP map Usk 1915

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12 January 1915

At Port Said

Lat 31.27, Long 32.32

6.30am: Hands preparing for coaling

7.00am: Commenced coaling

9.30am: Finished coaling. Received 89 tons

10.15am: Hands employed washing decks

12.30pm: Leave to watch from 2.00pm to 6.30pm. Canteen leave from 6.00pm to 9.30pm

1.15pm: Clean guns

2.00pm: Torpedo quarters

4.00pm: Evening quarters

9.00pm: Rounds


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13 January 1915

From Port Said to Malta

Lat 31.77, Long 31.40

6.00am: Hands preparing ship for sea

6.45am: Weighed and proceeded as required

10.00am: Hands employed as requisite

4.00pm: Evening quarters

9.00pm: Rounds


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14 January 1915

From Port Said to Malta

Lat 33.12, Long 26.60

7.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

10.00am: Hands employed as requisite

1.00pm: Make and mend clothes

1.15pm: Stopped starboard engine for repairs

1.30pm: Half speed both

5.30pm: Clocks -30 minutes

9.00pm: Rounds


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15 January 1915

From Port Said to Malta

Lat 34.18, Long 20.92

6.30am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Starboard engine stopped for repairs

9.15am: Divisions

4.00pm: Evening quarters

5.00pm: Clocks -30 minutes

9.00pm: Rounds


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16 January 1915

[Incorrectly marked as 16 February 1914]

From Port Said to Malta

Lat 35.37, Long 16.42

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.15am: Divisions

10.30am: Hands cleaning ship

4.00pm: Evening quarters

6.00pm: Observed searchlights on Malta Island

Observed searchlights on Malta Island


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17 January 1915

From Port Said to Malta, and at Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.30am: Steering as requisite

8.00am: 8.0 Made fast to buoys G and G1 Malta harbour

10.15am: Divisions

10.30am: One stoker discharged to Royal Navy hospital. Leading stoker Garner sick discharged to H.M.S. "Egmont"

12.30pm: Leave to watch from 1.00pm to 7.00am

4.00pm: Evening quarters

9.00pm: Rounds


H.M.S. "Egmont" was not a ship, but in fact Fort St. Angelo.


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18 January 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.30am: Hands cleaning ship

7.15am: Tug alongside, cast off from buoys

8.40am: Made fast to machinery wharf

9.30am: Stoker Clark discharged to Royal Navy hospital

10.30am: Hands employed as required

11.00am: Repairs taken in hand by dockyard

12.30pm: Leave to watch from 4.00pm to 7.00pm

2.00pm: Hands employed as required

9.00pm: Rounds


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19 January 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.30am: Hands cleaning ship

8.30am: General leave, 48 hours, to watch

10.00am: Hands employed as required

12.30pm: Leave to part of watch from 6.30pm to 11.00pm

2.00pm: Hands employed as required

4.00pm: Evening quarters

9.00pm: Rounds


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20 January 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.30am: Hands cleaning ship

10.00am: Hands employed as required

12.30pm: Leave to part of watch from 4.00pm to 7.00pm

3.00pm: Hands employed as required

4.00pm: Evening quarters

9.00pm: Rounds


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21 January 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.30am: General leave, 48 hours, to watch

10.00am: Hands employed as required

12.30pm: Leave to part of watch from 4.00pm to 7.00pm

4.00pm: Evening quarters

9.00pm: Rounds


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22 January 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.30am: Hands cleaning store rooms, etcetera

9.00am: H.M.S. "Ribble" made fast alongside

12.30pm: Leave to part of watch from 4.00pm to 7.00pm

3.00pm: Hands employed as required

9.00pm: Rounds


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23 January 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

10.00am: Stoker petty officer Sullivan discharged to Royal Navy hospital

11.00am: Hands employed as required

12.30pm: Leave to watch from 4.00pm to 7.00am and part of watch from 4.00pm to 11.00pm

9.00pm: Rounds


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24 January 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.30am: Divisions

10.15am: Landed church party

11.00am: Stoker Evans placed on sick list

12.30pm: Leave to watch from 1.30pm to 7.00am and part of watch from 1.30pm to 11.00pm

9.00pm: Rounds


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25 January 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.00am: H.M.S. "Ribble" cast off

10.00am: Hands employed as required

10.45am: H.M.S. "Mosquito" made fast alongside

12.30pm: Leave to watch from 4.30pm to 7.00am and part of watch from 4.30pm to 11.00pm

3.00pm: Hands employed as requisite

9.00pm: Rounds


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26 January 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

10.00am: Hands employed as requisite

12.30pm: Leave to watch from 4.30pm to 7.00am and part of watch from 4.30pm to 11.00pm

2.00pm: Hands employed painting ship

9.00pm: Rounds


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27 January 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.00am: Hands employed painting ship

10.00am: Stoker Cox placed on sick list

11.00am: Stoker Evans returned to duty

12.30pm: Leave to watch from 4.30pm to 7.00am and part of watch from 4.30pm to 11.00pm

2.00pm: Hands employed painting ship

9.00pm: Rounds


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28 January 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning and painting ship

10.00am: Hands painting ship

12.30pm: Leave to watch from 4.30pm to 7.00am and part of watch from 4.30pm to 11.00pm

3.00pm: Hands employed as required

9.00pm: Rounds


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29 January 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.30am: Commenced coaling

10.00am: Hands employed as required

11.15am: Finished coaling, received 125 tons

12.30pm: Leave to watch from 4.30pm to 7.00am and part of watch from 4.30pm to 11.00pm

3.00pm: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.00pm: Rounds


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30 January 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.00am: Hands painting ship

10.00am: Lock able seaman discharged to Royal Navy hospital

12.30pm: Leave to watch from 1.30pm to 7.00am and part of watch from 1.30pm to 11.00pm

9.00pm: Rounds


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31 January 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.30am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Hands preparing ship for sea

10.00am: Stoker Cox returned to duty

3.30pm: Cast off and proceeded to number 3 buoy, tug in attendance

4.00pm: Swung ship for compass correction

5.30pm: Made fast to machinery wharf

9.00pm: Rounds


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[Back cover of log book]



LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1915


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[Front cover of log book]


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[Handwritten]

This is to certify that this is the original log of H.M.S. "Usk" from 1st February to 28th February.


[Signed by] Wellwood G.C. Maxwell, Lieutenant Commander


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Distance run per hour – knots

Coal expended for all purposes per hour – tons

Distance run per ton of coal – knots

Date when this information was obtained by actual experiment

At authorised power with natural draught = the unit

25

12

2.08

Dec. 03

"With all despatch" (the maximum power attainable for 24 hours) = 4/5 the unit

23.5

5.5

4.35

Oct. 04

"With despatch" (the maximum sea-going speed while the coal lasts) = 3/5 the unit

22

4.25

5.20

Oct. 04

"With moderate despatch" = 2/5 the unit

20

2.8

7.1

Sept. 04

"At ordinary speed" = 1/5 the unit

16

1.3

11.8

Sept. 04

"At most economical speed" = as determined by trial and in accordance with the varying conditions of wind and weather

10

0.7

14.2

Oct. 04


To: Captain (D) Fifth Destroyer Flotilla [Signed by] Wellwood G.C. Maxwell, Captain, 28 January 1915


H.M.S. "Blenheim" 18 March 1915

Submitted, observing: No remarks. [Signed by] J.M. Simpson Engineer Commander (D)


H.M.S. "Amethyst" 7 April 1915 [Signed by] C.P.R. Coode Captain (D) Fifth Destroyer Flotilla


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[Handwritten]

Aneroid Barometer. Short and Mason 1490

Thermometer (Air and Sea) Portable. T.A. Reynold


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1 February 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

10.00am: Hands employed as requisite

2.00pm: Hands employed on torpedoes

9.00pm: Rounds


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2 February 1915

From Malta to Tenedos

Lat 35.92, Long 14.78

6.30am: Hands employed preparing ship for sea

9.15am: Divisions

10.30am: Cast off and proceeded as requisite out of harbour

2.00pm: Hands employed as required

7.15pm: Slow both engines, burned searchlight, course as requisite searching for man lost overboard from H.M.S. "Mosquito"

7.40pm: Shaped course S87E

9.00pm: Rounds


Tenedos is also known as Bozcaada.


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3 February 1915

From Malta to Tenedos

Lat 36.05, Long 20.07

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.15am: Divisions. Hands employed as required

3.00pm: Sighted Mount Taygetos N60E

4.00pm: Evening quarters

5.15pm: Darkened ship

8.30pm: Sighted Matapan light N75E. Rounds

9.33pm: Matapan light abeam 3½ miles

11.10pm: Spahi light abeam 1.7 miles [The log-keeper most probably made a spelling mistake and meant Spathi]


Cape Matapan is also known as Cape Tainaron, or Cape Tenaro.

Spathi, or Akra Spathi, is the southern most cape of Cythera, or Kythira.


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4 February 1915

From Malta to Tenedos

Lat 37.95, Long 24.42

12.19am: Cape Malea light abeam 2¾ miles

1.15am: Sighted Belopulo light N23E

3.50am: Belopulo light abeam

6.45am: Hands employed as requisite

Noon: Paximidian Island abeam 1½ miles

12.15pm: Speed as requisite

12.30pm: Came to with starboard anchor in Karystos Bay. Anchor bearings: Paximidian Island S60W, point of land S27E

4.00pm: Evening quarters

5.00pm: Darkened ship

6.00pm: Weighed and proceeded with starboard engine, course as required

6.30pm: Stopped

8.30pm: Rounds

11.55pm: Proceeded, course South


Cape Malea is also known as Akra Maleas.

Belopulo is also known as Velopoula.

Paximidian Island is most probably Paximadi Island, off Karystos.

Karystos is also known as Karistos.


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5 February 1915

From Malta to Tenedos

Lat 39.39, Long 25.37

1.55am: Phasso light abeam 5 miles [The log-keeper most probably made a spelling mistake and meant Phassa]

5.10am: Observed Lithari [Point] light bearing North

6.30am: Course as required

7.15am: Entered Trebuki Bay, speed as requisite

7.25am: Stopped off H.M.S. "Inflexible"

7.30am: Proceeded

7.55am: Lithari lighthouse abeam 1 mile

9.15am: Divisions. Hands employed as required

3.20pm: Came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Saint Dimitri Point N45E, Cape Marmara S70E

4.00pm: Evening quarters

5.30pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds


Phassa is also known as Akra Fassa.

Trebuki Bay is also known as Ormos Tristomo.

Saint Dimitri Point is also known as Ayadimitri Burnu.

Cape Marmara is also known as Tuz Burnu.


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6 February 1915

At Tenedos

Lat 39.80, Long 26.00

6.00am: Hands preparing ship for coaling

8.15am: Left H.M.S. "Scorpion"

9.00am: D. Clark able seaman sick, discharged to H.M.S. "Blenheim"

10.45am: Weighed and proceeded to collier

11.05am: Made fast alongside collier S.S. "Ethel"

11.10am: Hands to dinner

11.40am: Commenced coaling

1.00pm: Arrived H.M.S. "Scorpion"

3.45pm: Sailed H.M.S. "Colne" and H.M.S. "Chelmer"

4.50pm: Finished coaling. Received 90 tons

4.55pm: Cast off and returned to anchorage

5.15pm: Came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Saint Dimitri Point N46W, Cape Marmara S70E

5.30pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds

10.00pm: Clocks +1 hour


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7 February 1915

At Tenedos

Lat 39.80, Long 26.00

1.30am: Weighed and proceeded as requisite to close steamship

2.00am: Boarded S.S. "Magda", Belgian

2.30am: Proceeded

3.30am: Patrolling R patrol

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.00am: Closed steamship

8.30am: Boarded S.S. "Washington"

8.45am: Proceeded towards Tenedos

9.15am: Divisions

10.03am: Gadaro lighthouse abeam 6 cables

10.45am: Came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings Saint Dimitri Point N48W, Cape Marmara S68E

11.30am: Arrived H.M.S. "Mosquito"

12.50pm: Arrived H.M.S. "Ribble"

4.45pm: Evening quarters

5.30pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds


Gadaro is also known as Ortafener Adasi.


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8 February 1915

At Tenedos, and at sea

Lat 39.80, Long 26.00

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship. Sailed H.M.S. "Mosquito", H.M.S. "Welland"

7.00am: "Hindookoosh" arrived

8.10am: Arrived H.M.S. "Wolverine"

8.45am: Arrived H.M.S. "Dublin"

9.15am: Divisions

10.40am: Sailed H.M.S. "Dublin"

11.20am: Arrived H.M.S. "Colne", H.M.S. "Chelmer", H.M.S. "Kennet"

11.30am: Sailed H.M.S. "Jed"

12.30pm: Arrived H.M.S. "Welland"

2.10pm: Arrived H.M.S. "Mosquito"

4.00pm: Evening quarters. Arrived H.M.S. "Grasshopper", H.M.S. "Jed"

4.25pm: Weighed and proceeded in company with H.M.S. "Ribble"

5.00pm: Poniente lighthouse abeam 1½ miles [The log-keeper most probably made a spelling mistake and meant Ponente]

6.00pm: Patrolling A patrol, course as required

10.00pm: Course and speed as required patrolling


Ponente Point is the most western point of Tenedos.


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9 February 1915

At sea, and at Tenedos

Lat 39.80, Long 26.00

2.00am: Course and speed as required on A patrol

6.30am: Hands employed as required

7.15am: Proceeded towards Tenedos

8.30am: Came to with starboard anchor

9.15am: Divisions

10.15am: Weighed anchor

10.30am: Made fast alongside collier S.S. "Ethel"

10.40am: Commenced coaling

12.35pm: Finished coaling. Received 38 tons. Cast off and proceeded to anchorage

12.40pm: Came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Saint Dimitri Point N45W, Cape Marmara S69E

4.45pm: Evening quarters. Sailed H.M.S. "Scorpion", H.M.S. "Basilisk"

5.00pm: Sailed H.M.S. "Colne", H.M.S. "Chelmer"

5.30pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds


Saint Dimitri Point is also known as Ayadimitri Burnu.

Cape Marmara is also known as Tuz Burnu.


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10 February 1915

At Tenedos

Lat 39.80, Long 26.00

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

7.00am: Arrived H.M.S. "Inflexible"

8.00am: Arrived H.M.S. "Dublin". Left H.M.S. "Welland"

8.30am: Left H.M.S. "Dublin"

9.00am: Left H.M.S. "Mosquito"

10.00am: Hands employed as required

2.40pm: Arrived H.M.S. "Grampus"

3.20pm: Sailed H.M.S. "Renard" and H.M.S. "Grampus"

4.00pm: Evening quarters

5.20pm: Arrived H.M.S. "Welland"

6.00pm: Darkened ship

6.45pm: Sailed H.M.S. "Inflexible"

9.00pm: Rounds


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11 February 1915

At Tenedos

Lat 39.80, Long 26.00

6.15am: Hands employed cleaning ship

6.30am: Sailed H.M.S. "Ribble"

9.15am: Divisions

9.45am: Arrived H.M.S. "Colne", H.M.S. "Chelmer"

11.00am: Hands employed as required

3.10pm: Sailed H.M.S. "Basilisk" and H.M.S. "Grasshopper"

4.55pm: Weighed and proceeded

5.30pm: Closed H.M.S. "Ribble" and stopped

5.37pm: Proceeded

6.00pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Course and speed as required on C patrol


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12 February 1915

At Tenedos, and on patrol

Lat 40.03, Long 26.07 [8.00am position]

2.00am: Course as required on C patrol

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

6.45am: Proceeded to D patrol

7.20am: Stopped

9.00am: Hands employed as required

10.00am: Stopped D patrol

2.53pm: Course as required on D patrol

3.23pm: Stopped

5.40pm: Course as required on B patrol

6.00pm: Darkened ship

8.30pm: Rounds

10.00pm: Course as required on B patrol


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13 February 1915

At Tenedos

Lat 39.80, Long 26.00

2.00am: Course as required on B patrol

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

6.45am: Course as required returning to anchorage

8.10am: Came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Saint Dimitri Point N44W, Cape Marmara S71E

9.00am: Sailed H.M.S. "Vengeance"

10.00am: Hands employed preparing ship for coaling

11.45am: Arrived H.M.S. "Dublin"

Noon: Weighed anchor

12.10pm: Made fast to collier and commenced coaling

1.00pm: Sailed H.M.S. "Dublin"

1.30pm: Arrived H.M.S. "Wear"

2.00pm: Sailed H.M.S. "Grampus"

2.45pm: Cast off from collier. Received 45 tons

4.00pm: Arrived H.M.S. "Grampus"

4.30pm: One stoker rating rejoined (per H.M.S. "Wear")

6.00pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds


Saint Dimitri Point is also known as Ayadimitri Burnu.

Cape Marmara is also known as Tuz Burnu.


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14 February 1915

At Tenedos

Lat 39.80, Long 26.00

6.15am: Hands employed cleaning ship

7.30am: H.M.S. "Wolverine" and H.M.S. "Scorpion" arrived

8.40am: Arrived H.M.S. "Jed" and H.M.S. "Kennet"

9.40am: Divisions and prayers

10.30am: Sailed H.M.S. "Grasshopper"

3.15pm: Sailed H.M.S. "Wear" and H.M.S. "Welland"

4.00pm: Evening quarters

5.15pm: Sailed H.M.S. "Basilisk"

6.00pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds


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15 February 1915

At Tenedos

Lat 39.80, Long 26.00

6.15am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.15am: Divisions and prayers

10.00am: Hands employed as requisite

1.45pm: H.M.S. "Cornwallis" and flotilla sailed for northern anchorage

3.00pm: Weighed and proceeded, course and speed as required, H.M.S. "Ribble" in company

3.40pm: Commenced 1 inch aiming rifle practice

4.00pm: Ceased firing, put over target for H.M.S. "Ribble"

4.30pm: Hauled in target, proceeded

5.00pm: Exercised general quarters

5.20pm: Course as required on A patrol

6.00pm: Darkened ship

8.30pm: Rounds

10.00pm: Course as required on A patrol


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16 February 1915

At Tenedos

Lat 39.80, Long 26.00

2.00am: Course as required on A patrol

5.45am: Sounded alarm gong for exercises

6.15am: Hands preparing ship for coaling

7.00am: Proceeded towards anchorage

8.32am: Came to with starboard anchor

9.25am: Made fast alongside collier "Clara"

10.30am: Finished coaling, received 27 tons, cast off

10.45am: Came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Streblos Island S63W, Petro Island S6E, Gadaro lighthouse S54E

11.00am: Hands cleaning ship

1.15pm: Hands make and mend clothes

6.00pm: Darkened ship

6.30pm: Sailed H.M.S. "Vengeance"

9.00pm: Rounds


Streblos Island is also known as Gökçe Adasi.

Petro Island is also known as, or is close to, Talbot Rock.

Gadaro is also known as Ortafener Adasi.


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17 February 1915

At Tenedos

Lat 39.80, Long 26.00

12.30am: Barometer ceased to register

6.15am: Hands employed cleaning ship

6.40am: Arrived H.M.S. "Vengeance" and H.M.S. "Triumph"

7.50am: Arrived H.M.S. "Colne", H.M.S. "Chelmer", H.M.S. "Basilisk" and H.M.S. "Grasshopper"

8.45am: Arrived H.M.S. "Ark Royal"

10.00am: Hands employed as required

1.15pm: Weighed and proceeded, course as required

1.30pm: Embarked observing party from H.M.S. "Triumph"

3.00pm: Course and speed as required for observing forts

3.50pm: Course as required returning to anchorage

4.55pm: Close H.M.S. "Triumph", disembarked observing party

5.03pm: Came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Streblos Island S67W, Petro Island S13E, Gadaro lighthouse S59E

6.30pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds


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18 February 1915

At Tenedos

Lat 39.80, Long 26.00

6.00am: Hands preparing ship for sea

6.30am: Weighed and proceeded, course and speed as required

7.00am: Came to with starboard anchor. E patrol. Anchor bearings: Gadaro lighthouse N35E, extremity Tenedos fortress N22W, Mount Elias N52W

10.00am: Hands employed carrying out weekly test of torpedo

3.40pm: Weighed and proceeded as necessary on E patrol

4.00pm: Evening quarters

6.00pm: Course as required proceeding to C patrol

6.30pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds

10.00pm: Course as required on C patrol


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19 February 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 40.03, Long 26.05

2.00am: Course as required on C patrol

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

6.45am: Stopped

7.31am: Proceeded as required

9.05am: Took station astern of 1st division

9.15am: Divisions

10.30am: Stopped as required for keeping position

11.00am: Hands employed as required

2.00pm: Stopped as required for keeping position

4.00pm: Evening quarters

6.00pm: Proceeded to B patrol

6.08pm: Stopped

6.15pm: Proceeded, course as required

6.30pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds

10.00pm: Course as required on B patrol


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20 February 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 40.02, Long 26.10

2.00am: Course as required on B patrol

6.15am: Hands employed cleaning ship

6.50am: Stopped

7.20am: Proceeded

9.15am: Divisions

10.00am: Hands employed as required

11.00am: Course as required on B patrol

2.00pm: Course as required on B patrol

4.00pm: Evening quarters

5.15pm: Proceeded towards Tenedos

6.00pm: Came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Gadaro lighthouse S67E, Mount Elias S13E, Ponente lighthouse S78W


Tenedos is also known as Bozcaada.

Gadaro is also known as Ortafener Adasi.

Ponente Point is the most western point of Tenedos.


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21 February 1915

At Tenedos

Lat 39.80, Long 26.00

6.30am: Hands employed preparing for coaling

8.30am: Weighed

8.50am: Secured alongside collier "Clara"

9.00am: Commenced coaling

10.00am: Battle squadron arrived

11.00am: Two stoker ratings rejoined from hospital

12.30pm: Finished coaling. Received 67 tons. Cast off from collier

12.35pm: Came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Gadaro lighthouse S66E, windmill S41E, Streblos Island S76W

3.00pm: Hands employed cleaning ship

4.30pm: Weighed and proceeded to A patrol, course and speed as required

6.30pm: Darkened ship

7.00pm: Course as required on A patrol

8.30pm: Rounds

10.00pm: Course as required on A patrol


Streblos Island is also known as Gökçe Adasi.


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22 February 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 39.92, Long 26.12

2.00am: Course as required on A patrol

6.30am: Hands employed as required

7.00am: Proceeded to C patrol

9.15am: Divisions

10.00am: Course as required on C patrol

11.00am: Hands employed as required

2.00pm: Course as required on C patrol

4.00pm: Evening quarters

6.30pm: Darkened ship

8.30pm: Rounds

10.00pm: Course as required on C patrol


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23 February 1915

At Tenedos

Lat 39.80, Long 26.00

2.00am: Course as required on C patrol

6.45am: Proceeded towards Tenedos anchorage

7.40am: Secured alongside collier "Clara" and commenced coaling

8.30am: Lost overboard by accident: 8 fathoms 2½ inch flexible steel wire

9.20am: Finished coaling, received 34 tons, cast off from collier

9.35am: Came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Gadaro lighthouse S66E, windmill S45E, Streblos Island S62W

10.00am: Battle squadron arrived

11.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

11.20am: Weighed and shifted berth. Anchor bearings: Petro Island East, Mela Point S56E, Streblos Island S87E

4.00pm: Evening quarters

5.30pm: Battle squadron sailed

6.30pm: Darkened ship

8.30pm: Rounds


Gadaro is also known as Ortafener Adasi.

Streblos Island is also known as Gökçe Adasi.

Petro Island is also known as, or is close to, Talbot Rock.

Mela Point is the northern most point of Tenedos.


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24 February 1915

At Tenedos

Lat 39.80, Long 26.00

6.15am: Hands employed cleaning ship

7.30am: Arrived H.M.S. "Kennet" and H.M.S. "Jed"

9.15am: Divisions

11.00am: Weighed and proceeded alongside F.A.14 to complete with provisions

12.20pm: Cast off from F.A. 14

12.45pm: Came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Petro Island N88E, Mela Point S58E, Streblos Island S87W

3.15pm: Weighed and closed S.S. "Dago" for provisions

4.00pm: Evening quarters

4.15pm: Came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Petro Island N88E, Mela Point S59E, Streblos Island West

5.50pm: Weighed and proceeded for delivery of mails

6.30pm: Darkened ship

6.50pm: Came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Gadaro lighthouse S68E, Mount Elias S21E, Streblos Island S67W

9.30pm: Rounds


The Wreck Site lists a possible reference to S.S "Dago".


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25 February 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 39.92, Long 26.10

6.15am: Hands preparing ship for sea

9.15am: Divisions

10.23am: Weighed and proceed, course and speed as requisite

11.12am: Closed H.M.S. "Triumph"

11.24am: Proceeded towards anchorage

12.15pm: Closed H.M.S. "Blenheim" and discharged one engine room artificer sick

12.50pm: Secured alongside collier, one stoker rating rejoined from hospital

1.50pm: Finished coaling, received 24 tons

1.55pm: Cast off and proceeded, course and speed as requisite

2.40pm: Came to with starboard anchor off Rabbit Island. Anchor bearings: left side of Mavro N22W, Mikro N59W, top of Phido S88W

4.00pm: Evening quarters

5.00pm: Weighed, standing by H.M.S. "Ark Royal"

6.25pm: Shaped course for anchorage

6.55pm: Came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Gadaro lighthouse S72E, Mount Elias S26E, Streblos Island S78W

9.00pm: Rounds


Rabbit Island is also known as Tavşan Adasi.

Phido is also known as Yilan Adasi.


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26 February 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 39.92, Long 26.10

6.15am: Hands employed cleaning ship

7.25am: Weighed and proceeded, course and speed as required

7.48am: Stopped off Rabbit Island, closed H.M.S. "Ark Royal"

9.15am: Came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: right side of Phido S14W, left side of Drepano S62W, left side of Mavro N35W

9.30am: Weighed, stopped and as required tending seaplanes

11.00am: Hands employed as required

2.30pm: Proceeded towards Dardanelles

3.30pm: Closed H.M.S. "Majestic" for spotting

3.45pm: Opened fire on shore battery

4.05pm: Ceased fire, proceeded out of range

4.45pm: Closed H.M.S. "Vengeance" and proceeded to Kumkale to cover landing party, occasional firing on enemy's troops

6.30pm: Closed H.M.S. "Vengeance" for casualties and proceeded

7.45pm: Closed [hospital ship] "Soudan" and transferred wounded

8.00pm: Proceeded

8.50pm: Came to with starboard anchor at Tenedos

9.00pm: Rounds


Drepano is also known as Orak Adasi.

Tenedos is also known as Bozcaada.


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27 February 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 39.80, Long 26.00

6.15am: Hands employed cleaning ship

7.00am: Weighed and proceeded as required

8.00am: Stopped off Rabbit Island

8.15am: Proceeded towards anchorage

9.25am: Secured alongside collier

9.30am: Commenced coaling

10.30am: Finished coaling, received 29 tons

10.35am: Cast off

10.40am: Came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Cape Marmara S67E, point of land N36W

12.30pm: Arrived H.M.S. "Chelmer"

2.00pm: Arrived H.M.S. "Dublin"

4.00pm: Evening quarters

5.10pm: Weighed and closed store ship

5.40pm: Came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Cape Marmara S67E, point of land N20W, Saint Dimitri Point N51W

6.30pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds


Cape Marmara is also known as Tuz Burnu.

Saint Dimitri Point is also known as Ayadimitri Burnu.


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28 February 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 39.95, Long 26.06 [Approximate position]

5.55am: Weighed and proceeded to Rabbit Island, course as required

7.35am: Came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Mikro N27W, left side of Mavro N52E, right side of Drepano S44E

8.30am: Arrived H.M.S. "Amethyst"

9.15am: Divisions and prayers

10.00am: Hands employed as required

11.45am: Arrived H.M.S. "Jed" and H.M.S. "Kennet"

12.15pm: Arrived H.M.S. "Colne" and H.M.S. "Chelmer"

3.15pm: Sailed H.M.S. "Jed" and H.M.S. "Kennet"

4.00pm: Evening quarters

4.30pm: Weighed and proceeded to close H.M.S. "Irresistible", course and speed as required

5.20pm: Returned to anchorage. Anchor bearings: left side of Praso Island N43W, left side of Drepano Island S47E, top of Mavro N56E

6.30pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds


Praso is also known as Pirasa Adasi.

Drepano is also known as Orak Adasi.



The following 10 pages, for 1 to 10 March 1915, have been crossed out with a red line.

The entries for these days are repeated in the next log-book, and are therefore been omitted here.



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THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES


DOCUMENT REFERENCE:

ADM 53/66568


THE FOLLOWING FOLIO/FOLIOS

ARE BLANK AND HAVE NOT BEEN

FILMED


40 – 62


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[Back cover of log book]



LOGS FOR MARCH 1915


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[Front cover of log book]


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[Handwritten]

This is to certify that this is the original log of H.M.S. "Usk" from 1st March to 30th April.


[Signed by] Wellwood G.C. Maxwell, Lieutenant Commander


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Distance run per hour – knots

Coal expended for all purposes per hour – tons

Distance run per ton of coal – knots

Date when this information was obtained by actual experiment

At authorised power with natural draught = the unit

25

12

2.08

Dec. 03

"With all despatch" (the maximum power attainable for 24 hours) = 4/5 the unit

23.5

5.5

4.35

Oct. 04

"With despatch" (the maximum sea-going speed while the coal lasts) = 3/5 the unit

22

4.25

5.20

Oct. 04

"With moderate despatch" = 2/5 the unit

20

2.8

7.1

Sept. 04

"At ordinary speed" = 1/5 the unit

16

1.3

11.8

Sept. 04

"At most economical speed" = as determined by trial and in accordance with the varying conditions of wind and weather

10

0.7

14.2

Oct. 04


[Signed by] Wellwood G.C. Maxwell, Captain, 30th April 1915


H.M.S. "Blenheim" 11 May 1915

Submitted, observing: No remarks. [Signed by] J.M. Simpson Engineer Commander (D)


H.M.S. "Blenheim" 20 May 1915 [Signed by] P. Pitts (Acting) Captain (D) Fifth Destroyer Flotilla


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Barometer

Mercurial or Aneroid

Aneroid





Name of Maker and number

Short and Mason Ltd. Number 1490





Height of cistern above sea

-





Error of Mercurial Barometer

-






Thermometers for Air Temperature

Position in Ship

Portable





Whether in screen








Date

Maker and No.

T.A. Reynold

From


To



Thermometers for Sea Temperature



Date

Maker and No.

T.A. Reynold

From


To



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1 March 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 40.10, Long 25.90 [Approximate position]

1.00am: Barometer broken

6.15am: Hands employed cleaning ship

7.40am: Weighed and closed H.M.S. "Amethyst" for mails

8.15am: Came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Mikro N34W, top of Mavro N61E, left side of Drepano S40E

9.15am: Divisions

10.20am: Weighed and proceeded towards Imbros, course and speed as required

11.00am: Hands employed as required

Noon: Came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: point of land N68E, rock awash N2W, point of land S87W

2.00pm: Hands employed as required

4.00pm: Evening quarters

4.15pm: Weighed and closed H.M.S. "Inflexible"

4.30pm: Received mails for H.M.S. "Ark Royal" from H.M.S. "Mosquito"

4.40pm: Proceeded towards Dardanelles

5.30pm: Closed H.M.S. "Ark Royal" and stopped

6.20pm: Proceeded to Rabbit Island anchorage

7.00pm: Came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Phido S60E, left side of Mavro N40E, right side of Mavro N48W

7.30pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds

9.20pm: Weighed and closed H.M.S. "Ark Royal", embarked two officers and proceeded to Imbros

10.50pm: Closed S.S. "Braemer Castle" and disembarked officers

11.00pm: Proceeded towards Rabbit Island anchorage


Drepano is also known as Orak Adasi.

Imbros is also known as Gökçeada.

Phido is also known as Yilan Adasi.


The Clydebuilt database lists more information on hospital ship S.S. "Braemer Castle".


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2 March 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 39.85, Long 26.06 [Approximate position]

12.10am: Came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Ponente light S45W, Gadaro light S15E, Drepano S60E

12.30am: Arrived H.M.S. "Amethyst"

6.15am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.35am: Weighed and proceeded to Tenedos North anchorage

9.05am: Came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Gadaro lighthouse S70E, Mela Point S54E, Streblos Island S76W

11.00am: Hands employed as required

12.30pm: Sailed H.M.S. "Irresistible", H.M.S. "Dartmouth", H.M.S. "Canopus", H.M.S. "Swiftsure"

2.30pm: Sailed 2nd Destroyer Division

4.15pm: Weighed and proceeded alongside collier

4.30pm: Secured alongside

5.00pm: Commenced coaling

6.15pm: Arrived H.M.S. "Dartmouth"

6.30pm: Darkened ship

7.05pm: Finished coaling, received 39 tons. Cast off

7.10pm: Came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Streblos Island S85W, Mela Point S56E, Gadaro lighthouse S70E


Ponente Point is the most western point of Tenedos.

Gadaro is also known as Ortafener Adasi.

Streblos Island is also known as Gökçe Adasi.

Tenedos is also known as Bozcaada.

Mela Point is the northern most point of Tenedos.


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3 March 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 39.95, Long 26.06 [Approximate position]

6.15am: Hands employed cleaning ship

7.45am: Weighed and proceeded to Rabbit Islands

8.20am: Came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: right side of Mavro N14W, left side of Mavro N55E, left side of Drepano S43E

9.15am: Divisions

9.30am: Arrived H.M.S. "Amethyst" and trawlers

11.00am: Hands employed as required

2.00pm: Hands employed as required

4.00pm: Evening quarters

4.10pm: Weighed and proceeded towards Dardanelles, course and speed as required

4.45pm: Closed H.M.S. "Majestic", stopped and as required

6.30pm: Closed H.M.S. "Ark Royal". Darkened ship

7.20pm: Came to with starboard anchor off Rabbit Islands. Anchor bearings: left side of Mavro N62E, Mikro N2E, right side of Praso N48W


Praso is also known as Pirasa Adasi.


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4 March 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 40.03, Long 26.23

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

7.15am: Weighed and proceeded towards Dardanelles, course and speed as required

7.45am: Stopped

9.15am: Divisions

10.00am: Course and speed as required for working with seaplanes. Hands employed as required

1.00pm: Lost overboard by accident pattern number 459 brushed scrubber hand, one

2.00pm: Course and speed as required for working with seaplanes

4.00pm: Evening quarters

6.10pm: Proceeded towards Rabbit Islands

6.30pm: Darkened ship

7.40pm: Came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: left side of Mavro N61E, Mikro N16E, right side of Praso N22W

9.00pm: Rounds


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5 March 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 40.17, Long 26.20

7.05am: Weighed and closed H.M.S. "Ark Royal"

7.40am: Proceeded as requisite with H.M.S. "Ark Royal"

9.00am: Closed H.M.S. "Queen Elizabeth"

9.15am: Divisions

10.00am: Course and speed as required tending seaplanes

11.45am: Full speed to assistance of seaplane, picked up aviators and recovered seaplane

12.30pm: Lost overboard by accident pattern number 1374 hooks boat gunmetal, one

2.00pm: Stopped and as required tending seaplanes

3.00pm: Hands employed as requisite

5.50pm: Proceeded as necessary

6.30pm: Darkened ship

8.00pm: Came to with starboard anchor Tenedos North anchorage. Anchor bearings: Gadaro light S68E, Mount Elias S20E, Ponente light S76W


Tenedos is also known as Bozcaada.

Gadaro is also known as Ortafener Adasi.

Ponente Point is the most western point of Tenedos.


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6 March 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 40.17, Long 26.20

6.15am: Hands employed cleaning ship. Lost overboard by accident pattern number 78c hooks boat gunmetal large, one

8.00am: Weighed and proceeded, course and speed as required

9.15am: Divisions

9.50am: Closed H.M.S. "Queen Elizabeth" and stopped

11.00am: Hands employed as requisite

2.00pm: Stopped and as required attached to H.M.S. "Queen Elizabeth"

4.10pm: Proceeded to rejoin H.M.S. "Ark Royal"

5.15pm: Closed H.M.S. "Ark Royal" and stopped

5.50pm: Proceeded towards anchorage

6.30pm: Darkened ship

6.45pm: Came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Gadaro lighthouse S71E, Mount Elias S20E, Streblos Island S88W

9.00pm: Rounds


Streblos Island is also known as Gökçe Adasi.


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7 March 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 39.85, Long 26.06 [Approximate position]

6.15am: Hands employed cleaning ship

7.15am: Sailed H.M.S. "Amethyst"

7.45am: Weighed and proceeded, course and speed as required

8.30am: Closed H.M.S. "Ark Royal"

9.15am: Divisions

10.45am: Closed H.M.S. "Amethyst" and stopped

11.45am: Came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Streblos Island S70W, Mount Elias S2W, Petro Island S46E

12.50pm: Weighed and proceeded to collier

1.00pm: Secured alongside S.S. "Lydie", commenced coaling

3.55pm: Finished coaling, received 66 tons. Cast off and closed H.M.S. "Amethyst"

4.00pm: Proceeded to rejoin H.M.S. "Ark Royal"

5.45pm: Came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Petro Island N67W, Mount Elias S50W, Gadaro lighthouse S65E

6.30pm: Darkened ship. Sailed H.M.S. "Amethyst"

9.00pm: Rounds


The Wreck Site lists a possible reference to S.S "Lydie".


Petro Island is also known as, or is close to, Talbot Rock.


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8 March 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 40.03, Long 26.08

6.15am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.15am: Divisions

10.00am: Hands employed as required

10.50am: Weighed and proceeded as required to close H.M.S. "Ark Royal"

1.20pm: Proceeded into Dardanelles in attendance on seaplane

2.30pm: Rejoined H.M.S. "Ark Royal" and stopped

3.45pm: Closed H.M.S. "Queen Elizabeth"

4.00pm: Evening quarters

4.45pm: Came to with starboard anchor at Tenedos North anchorage. Anchor bearings: Petro Island N78W, Mount Elias S47W, rock S22E

5.25pm: Sailed H.M.S. "Vengeance", H.M.S. "Prince George"

6.30pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds


Tenedos is also known as Bozcaada.


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9 March 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 39.84, Long 26.07 [Approximate position]

6.15am: Hands employed cleaning ship

6.20am: Arrived H.M.S. "Amethyst"

8.00am: Weighed and closed H.M.S. "Mosquito" for stores

9.00am: Came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Gadaro lighthouse S61E, windmill South, Petro Island N78W

9.30am: Divisions, general quarters

11.00am: Hands employed as required

1.15pm: Hands employed as required

2.00pm: Sailed H.M.S. "Wear"

2.30pm: Arrived H.M.S. "Ocean"

4.00pm: Evening quarters

5.45pm: Sailed H.M.S. "Amethyst"

6.15pm: Arrived 1st Destroyer Division

6.30pm: Sailed H.M.S. "Colne", H.M.S. "Chelmer"

6.45pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds


Gadaro is also known as Ortafener Adasi.


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10 March 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 40.58, Long 26.70

4.55am: Sailed H.M.S. "Ark Royal"

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

6.20am: Weighed and proceeded as required

7.48am: Cape Kaphalo lighthouse abeam 3 miles [The log-keeper most probably made a spelling mistake and meant Cape Kephalo]

9.15am: Divisions

10.00am: Hands employed as required

10.50am: Course and speed as required closing H.M.S. "Ark Royal"

11.00am: Stopped

1.00pm: Proceeded as required searching North coast and Gallipoli Peninsular

2.00pm: Hands employed as required

4.00pm: Evening quarters

4.40pm: Closed H.M.S. "Irresistible"

4.50pm: Closed H.M.S. "Dartmouth" and stopped

5.15pm: Rejoined H.M.S. "Ark Royal"

6.45pm: Came to with starboard anchor off Xeros Island. Anchor bearings: top of Xeros Island N81W, right side of Xeros Mikro N2E, Xeros Skapelo N64E. Darkened ship [The log-keeper most probably made a spelling mistake and meant Xeros Skopelo]

9.00pm: Rounds


Kephalo is also known as Kefalo Burnu, the eastern most point of Gökçeada.

Xeros Island is also known as Saros Adalar.

Xeros Mikro is also known as Küçükada.

Xeros Skopelo is also known as Minikada.


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11 March 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 40.61, Long 26.75 [Approximate position]

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.15am: Divisions

10.00am: Shifted anchorage. Anchor bearings: round tower S45W, bottom of Xeros Island N85W, ruined church S75W

11.00am: Hands employed as required

2.00pm: Weighed and closed "Suffren"

3.10pm: Came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: top of Xeros Island N55W, bottom of Xeros Island S45W, bottom of Xeros Mikro N75E

4.00pm: Evening quarters

4.45pm: Weighed and proceeded in attendance on seaplane, course and speed as required

6.30pm: Came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: left side of Xeros S58W, left side of Xeros Mikro S10E, Xeros Skapelo S56E [The log-keeper most probably made a spelling mistake and meant Xeros Skopelo]


Navypedia lists more information on the French battleship "Suffren".


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12 March 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 40.63, Long 26.75 [Approximate position]

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.15am: Divisions

10.00am: Hands employed as required

2.30pm: Weighed and proceeded to inspect coast with French admiral on board

5.50pm: Closed "Suffren", French admiral disembarked

6.20pm: Closed H.M.S. "Irresistible"

7.10pm: Closed "Suffren"

7.25pm: Proceeded towards Tenedos

8.30pm: Rounds

10.32pm: Imbros light abeam 3½ miles

11.15pm: Sighted Ponente light S10W, course as required


Tenedos is also known as Bozcaada.

Imbros is also known as Gökçeada.

Ponente Point is the most western point of Tenedos.


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13 March 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 39.88, Long 26.08

12.25am: Came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Cape Marmara S67E, Mount Elias N38E, Saint Dimitri Point N48W

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

6.45am: Weighed and proceeded to North anchorage

7.20am: Closed H.M.S. "Ark Royal"

7.35am: Came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Gadaro lighthouse S71E, Mount Elias S20E, Streblos Island S75W

9.15am: Divisions

10.15am: Weighed and proceeded as requisite tending seaplane

2.45pm: Secured alongside collier S.S. "Lydie" and commenced coaling

5.00pm: Hands to tea

5.20pm: Resumed coaling

6.45pm: Finished coaling, received 75 tons

7.00pm: Cast off and closed H.M.S. "Ark Royal"

7.00pm: Came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Gadaro lighthouse S68E, Mount Elias S10E, Streblos Island S76W

9.00pm: Rounds


The Wreck Site lists a possible reference to S.S "Lydie".


Cape Marmara is also known as Tuz Burnu.

Saint Dimitri Point is also known as Ayadimitri Burnu.

Gadaro is also known as Ortafener Adasi.

Streblos Island is also known as Gökçe Adasi.


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14 March 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 39.9, Long 26.1 [Approximate position]

6.00am: Hands fall in

6.15am: Weighed and proceeded alongside H.M.S. "Blenheim"

6.30am: Secured alongside

8.05am: Cast off from H.M.S. "Blenheim" and came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Ponente lighthouse S80W, Mount Elias S13E, Gadaro lighthouse S68E

9.15am: Divisions and prayers

9.45am: Weighed and closed H.M.S. "Ark Royal"

11.00am: Course and speed as required tending seaplane

12.30pm: Closed H.M.S. "Ark Royal"

12.50pm: Came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Gadaro lighthouse S67E, Mount Elias S12E, Streblos Island S77W

2.00pm: Arrived [hospital ship] "Soudan"

3.30pm: Weighed and closed H.M.S. "Ark Royal", embarked two officers and proceeded

4.00pm: Came to with starboard anchor off Rabbit Island. Anchor bearings: left side of Mavro N45W, left side of Praso S84W, right side of Drepano S28E

4.45pm: Weighed and proceeded

5.15pm: Closed H.M.S. "Ark Royal", disembarked officers

5.40pm: Secured alongside S.S. "Swanley" for stores, one engine room artificer joined from H.M.S. "Colne"

6.30pm: Cast off from S.S. "Swanley" and came to with starboard anchor

9.00pm: Rounds


The Clydebuilt database lists a probable reference to S.S. "Swanley".


Rabbit Island is also known as Tavşan Adasi.

Ponente Point is the most western point of Tenedos.

Praso is also known as Pirasa Adasi.

Drepano is also known as Orak Adasi.


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15 March 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 39.85, Long 26.07

6.15am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.15am: Divisions

10.00am: Weighed and proceeded to Dardanelles in attendance on seaplane

10.50am: Stopped off entrance

11.10am: Proceeded towards Tenedos

11.50am: Closed H.M.S. "Ark Royal"

12.50pm: Came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Gadaro lighthouse S69E, Mount Elias S11E, Streblos Island S77W

2.00pm: Hands employed as required

4.00pm: Evening quarters

6.00pm: Arrived "Askold"

6.45pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds


The Battleships-Cruisers website lists more information on Russian cruiser "Askold".


Tenedos is also known as Bozcaada.


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16 March 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 39.9, Long 26.1 [Approximate position]

6.15am: Hands employed cleaning ship

7.00am: Sailed "Askold"

9.15am: Divisions

9.30am: One stoker rating placed on sick list in H.M.S. "Blenheim"

9.50am: Weighed and proceeded in attendance on seaplane

10.55am: Came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Gadaro lighthouse S67E, Mount Elias S11E, Streblos Island S74W

1.05pm: Weighed and proceeded as required in attendance on seaplane

3.15pm: Came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Gadaro lighthouse S70E, Mount Elias S12E, Streblos Island S84W

4.00pm: Evening quarters

5.15pm: Weighed and proceeded in attendance on seaplanes

6.50pm: Came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Gadaro lighthouse S72E, Mount Elias S20E, Streblos Island S84W

7.00pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds


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17 March 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 39.92, Long 26.10

6.15am: Hands employed cleaning ship

6.30am: Weighed and shifted anchorage

9.15am: Divisions

10.00am: Hands employed as required

11.40am: Weighed and proceeded as required in attendance on seaplane

1.00pm: Course and speed as required tending seaplane

2.45pm: Came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Tenedos mole S5E, Petro Island S51W, Streblos Island S73W

4.00pm: Evening quarters

4.30pm: Arrived H.M.S. "Phaeton"

5.10pm: Shifted anchorage. Anchor bearings: Gadaro lighthouse S70E, Mount Elias S13E, Streblos Island S83W

6.45pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds


Petro Island is also known as, or is close to, Talbot Rock.


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18 March 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 39.88, Long 26.03

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

6.40am: Shifted anchorage

8.30am: Weighed

10.00am: As required for keeping position in attendance on H.M.S. "Ark Royal"

12.25pm: Proceeded towards Dardanelles in attendance on seaplane

4.00pm: Evening quarters

5.30pm: Closed H.M.S. "Queen Elizabeth"

6.00pm: Proceeded towards Tenedos

7.10pm: Made fast alongside collier S.S. "Boscawen" and commenced coaling

8.30am: Lost overboard by accident through strops breaking: pattern number 4 bags, coal, tarred, 1 cwt. - five; pattern number 3a bags, coal, tarred, 2 cwt. - one

10.45pm: Finished coaling, received 65 tons. Cast off from collier

11.00pm: Came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Ponente light S77W, Mount Elias S2W


The Wreck Site lists a probable reference to S.S "Boscawen".


Tenedos is also known as Bozcaada.

Ponente Point is the most western point of Tenedos.


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19 March 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 39.9, Long 26.1 [Approximate position]

6.15am: Hands employed cleaning ship

6.50am: Weighed and closed H.M.S. "Ark Royal"

7.10am: Came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Ponente lighthouse S67W, Streblos Island S9E, Mount Elias S35E

9.15am: Divisions

10.00am: Hands employed as required

3.00pm: Stoker Cox returned to duty

4.50pm: Shifted anchorage. Anchor bearings: Gadaro lighthouse S71E, Mount Elias S28E, Streblos Island West

6.45pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds


Streblos Island is also known as Gökçe Adasi.

Gadaro is also known as Ortafener Adasi.


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20 March 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 39.9, Long 26.1 [Approximate position]

1.50am: Shifted berth. Anchor bearings: Petro Island N85E, Mount Elias S28E, Streblos Island N82W

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.15am: Divisions

10.00am: Hands employed as required

12.30pm: Lost overboard by accident: pattern number 459 brushes, scrubber, hand, one; pattern number 457 brushes, bass broom-heads, two

4.00pm: Evening quarters

4.30pm: Arrived H.M.S. "Jed", H.M.S. "Kennet"

5.30pm: Sailed H.M.S. "Lord Nelson", H.M.S. "Agamemnon"

6.45pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds


Petro Island is also known as, or is close to, Talbot Rock.


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21 March 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 39.9, Long 26.1 [Approximate position]

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

7.30am: Arrived "T.B. 070"

9.30am: Divisions and prayers

11.15am: Sailed H.M.S. "Colne"

1.30pm: Arrived H.M.S. "Wear"

4.00pm: Evening quarters

4.40pm: Weighed and went to assistance of "T.B. 070"

5.00pm: Passed hawser for towing

6.45pm: Proceeded towards Tenedos "T.B. 070" in tow

7.45pm: Came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Cape Marmara S71E, red house N43E, Saint Dimitri Point N48W

8.00pm: Shortened in hawser and secured for the night


Tenedos is also known as Bozcaada.

Cape Marmara is also known as Tuz Burnu.

Saint Dimitri Point is also known as Ayadimitri Burnu.


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22 March 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 39.8, Long 26.0 [Approximate position]

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.15am: Divisions

10.00am: Hands employed oiling hawser, etcetera.

11.15am: Cast off "T.B. 070"

12.30pm: Weighed and closed H.M.S. "Blenheim"

4.00pm: Embarked surgeon and proceeded as required

5.00pm: Closed number 11

5.12pm: Proceeded

7.30pm: Closed H.M.S. "Blenheim" and stopped

8.00pm: Disembarked surgeon

8.15pm: Came to with starboard anchor

8.40pm: Weighed and proceeded to patrol south of Tenedos Island


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23 March 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 39.8, Long 26.0 [Approximate position]

2.00am: Course as required patrolling south of Tenedos

5.30am: Hands preparing ship for coaling

6.00am: Course and speed as required returning to Tenedos

6.35am: Came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Cape Marmara S68E, Mount Elias N36E, Saint Dimitri Point N50W

10.40am: Weighed and proceeded alongside collier "Clara"

1.05pm: Finished coaling, received 50 tons. Cast off from collier

1.20pm: Came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Cape Marmara S67E, Mount Elias N37E, Saint Dimitri Point N50W

1.50pm: Weighed and closed H.M.S. "Canopus"

2.00pm: Proceeded as required

4.00pm: Shaped course as required entering Mudros Bay

4.30pm: Closed H.M.S. "Queen Elizabeth"

5.00pm: Employed towing trawler off shoal

6.20pm: Closed H.M.S. "Minerva" for mails

6.45pm: Came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Sangrada Point light South, Kaloyeraki Point N9W,

bottom of Alago Island N81W

7.00pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds


Mudros is also spelled as Moudros.

Cape Marmara is also known as Tuz Burnu.

Saint Dimitri Point is also known as Ayadimitri Burnu.

Kaloyeraki Point is the extreme eastern point of the peninsula south of San Nikolo, which is also known as Vrachonisida Trypiti.


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24 March 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 39.77, Long 25.52

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.15am: Divisions

10.00am: Embarked ratings for passage

10.50am: Weighed and proceeded towards Tenedos

1.30pm: Course as required entering Tenedos

1.55pm: Came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Cape Marmara S68E, Mount Elias N37E, Saint Dimitri Point N51E

4.00pm: Evening quarters

6.45pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds


Tenedos is also known as Bozcaada.


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25 March 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 39.8, Long 26.0 [Approximate position]

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

7.00am: Weighed

7.30am: Anchored ahead of H.M.S. "Inflexible". Anchor bearings: Saint Dimitri Point N45W, rocks N56E, Cape Marmara S61E

9.15am: Divisions

10.00am: Distributing oil to facilitate diving operations on H.M.S. "Inflexible"

1.00pm: Expended during diving operations on H.M.S. "Inflexible" to reduce sea: oil, olive, 8 gallons, oil, mineral, 25 gallons

4.00pm: Evening quarters

4.30pm: Shifted anchorage

5.00pm: Weighed and proceeded to coal

5.20pm: Secured alongside collier "Clara"

7.15pm: Finished coaling, received 35 tons. Cast off from collier

7.30pm: Anchored. Anchor bearings: Saint Dimitri Point N52W, Mount Elias N35E, Cape Marmara S66E


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26 March 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 39.8, Long 26.0 [Approximate position]

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

7.10am: Sailed H.M.S. "Ark Royal"

8.45am: Weighed and closed H.M.S. "Blenheim"

9.50am: Proceeded, course as required

10.15am: Closed number 11 and stopped

10.45am: Proceeded towards Tenedos

11.55am: Came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Cape Marmara S66E, Mount Elias N36E, Saint Dimitri Point N52W

2.00pm: Weighed, closed H.M.S. "Canopus"

2.35pm: Closed H.M.S. "Inflexible"

4.00pm: Evening quarters

4.30pm: Course as required entering Mudros Bay

4.45pm: Speed as required

5.00pm: Closed H.M.S. "Queen Elizabeth"

5.45pm: Proceeded as required leaving Point Mudros

6.00pm: Course as required to close number 11

7.00pm: Darkened ship

8.05pm: Closed number 11 and delivered mails

8.12pm: Proceeded

9.05pm: Closed H.M.S. "Queen Elizabeth" and stopped

9.15pm: Came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Cape Marmara S66E, Mount Elias N36E, Saint Dimitri Point N52W


Mudros is also spelled as Moudros.


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27 March 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 39.95, Long 26.06 [Approximate position]

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.00am: Weighed and proceeded as required

10.25am: Closed H.M.S. "Prince George" and stopped

11.10am: Proceeded to join H.M.S. "Ark Royal"

11.55am: Came to with starboard anchor off Rabbit Islands. Anchor bearings: right side of Phido S24W, left side of Drepano S48W, bottom of Mavro N84W

4.00pm: Evening quarters

4.50pm: Weighed and proceeded in attendance on seaplane

5.57pm: Came to with starboard anchor Tenedos North anchorage. Anchor bearings: Mela Point S60E, Mount Elias S28E, Streblos Island West

7.00pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds

9.50pm: Weighed and proceeded alongside store ship number 14

11.35pm: Complete with stores, cast off and came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Gadaro lighthouse S61E, Mount Elias S28E, Ponente lighthouse S70W


Rabbit Island is also known as Tavşan Adasi.

Phido is also known as Yilan Adasi.

Drepano is also known as Orak Adasi.

Mela Point is the northern most point of Tenedos.

Streblos Island is also known as Gökçe Adasi.

Gadaro is also known as Ortafener Adasi.

Ponente Point is the most western point of Tenedos.


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28 March 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 40.02, Long 26.17

6.45am: Hands employed stowing provisions

7.30am: Weighed and proceeded alongside S.S. "Harlseywood" for stores

7.50am: Cast off

9.15am: Divisions and prayers

9.30am: Course and speed as required tending seaplanes and attached to H.M.S. "Majestic"

10.00am: Hands employed as required

2.00pm: Course and speed as required tending seaplanes and attached to H.M.S. "Majestic"

4.30pm: Secured alongside S.S. "Harlseywood" and commenced coaling

6.50pm: Finished coaling, received 55 tons, cast off and came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Gadaro lighthouse S65E, Mount Elias S29E, Ponente lighthouse S76W

7.15pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds


The Tees Built Ships site lists a reference to S.S. "Harlseywood".


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29 March 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 39.95, Long 26.06 [Approximate position]

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.15am: Divisions

10.00am: Hands employed as required

4.00pm: Evening quarters

7.00pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds


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30 March 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 39.95, Long 26.06 [Approximate position]

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.30am: Sailed H.M.S. "Wear", H.M.S. "Welland"

9.15am: Divisions

9.30am: Sailed H.M.S. "Lord Nelson"

10.00am: Hands employed on weekly test of torpedoes

12.45pm: Arrived H.M.S. "Wear", H.M.S. "Welland"

2.45pm: Arrived H.M.S. "Amethyst"

3.50pm: Sailed H.M.S. "Amethyst"

4.00pm: Evening quarters

5.00pm: Arrived H.M.S. "Amethyst"

6.45pm: Arrived H.M.S. "Wolverine", H.M.S. "Scorpion"

7.00pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds


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31 March 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 39.95, Long 26.06 [Approximate position]

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.15am: Divisions

9.20am: Arrived H.M.S. "Majestic"

10.00am: Hands employed on weekly test of torpedoes

10.30am: First Division destroyers arrived

11.00am: Sailed H.M.S. "Grasshopper"

4.00pm: Weighed and proceeded alongside collier S.S. "Harlseywood"

4.30pm: Secured and commenced coaling

5.40pm: Finished coaling, received 24 tons, cast off and proceeded alongside H.M.S. "Blenheim"

7.45pm: Cast off and proceeded as required in company with H.M.S. "Ark Royal"

8.30pm: Rounds

11.55pm: Boarded and examined Greek S.S. "Hellon"


The Tees Built Ships site lists a reference to S.S. "Harlseywood".



LOGS FOR APRIL 1915


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1 April 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 39.42, Long 26.48

12.30am: Rejoined squadron

6.00am: Course and speed as required taking station on H.M.S. "Swiftsure"

6.30am: Proceeded with H.M.S. "Ark Royal"

7.30am: Course and speed as required tending seaplane

8.45am: Stopped

9.15am: Divisions

10.00am: Hands employed as required

11.30am: Closed H.M.S. "Ark Royal"

12.45pm: Sivriji Point lighthouse North 1.5 miles

2.55pm: Course as required entering Tenedos

3.15pm: Came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Gadaro lighthouse S68E, Mount Elias S16E, Ponente lighthouse S76W

4.00pm: Evening quarters

5.40pm: Arrived H.M.S. "Kennet"

7.00pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds


Tenedos is also known as Bozcaada.

Sivriji Point is also known as Sivrice Burnu, and is located due south of the town of Bektaş.

Gadaro is also known as Ortafener Adasi.

Ponente Point is the most western point of Tenedos.


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2 April 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 39.8, Long 26.0 [Approximate position]

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.30am: Divisions and prayers

11.25am: Weighed and proceeded towards Tenedos under starboard engine

12.45pm: Came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Saint Dimitri Point N32W, Mount Elias N58E, Cape Marmara S64E

3.30pm: Arrived H.M.S. "Triumph", H.M.S. "Wear"

4.00pm: Evening quarters

7.00pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds


Cape Marmara is also known as Tuz Burnu.

Saint Dimitri Point is also known as Ayadimitri Burnu.


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3 April 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 39.60, Long 25.75

5.00am: Weighed and canted ship

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

7.40am: Course as required entering Mudros Bay

8.20am: Closed H.M.S. "Queen Elizabeth" and stopped

8.40am: Came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: San Nikolo S84W, Sangranda lighthouse S11W [The log-keeper most probably made a spelling mistake and meant Sangrada], Ispatho Island S86E

9.10am: Weighed and closed S.S. "Ionian"

9.28am: Proceeded as required out of harbour

11.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

2.05pm: Sivriji Point lighthouse abeam 1 mile

2.36pm: Cape Skamnia lighthouse abeam 4 miles

4.15pm: Stopped off Mitylene

4.38pm: Proceeded as required

5.30pm: Prophylaki Island abeam 1 mile

6.30pm: Closed H.M.S. "Dartmouth" at rendezvous and proceeded 18 knots to examine a steamer

7.15pm: Stopped, boarded and examined Greek S.S. "Byzandion"

7.35pm: As required to rejoin H.M.S. "Ark Royal"

9.50pm: Closed H.M.S. "Ark Royal"

10.30pm: Stopped and as required keeping position


The Wreck Site lists a probable reference to S.S "Ionian".


Mudros is also spelled as Moudros.

San Nikolo is also known as Vrachonisida Trypiti.

Sivriji Point is also known as Sivrice Burnu, and is located due south of the town of Bektaş.

Prophylaki is also known as Vrachonisida Profylaki.


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4 April 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 38.58, Long 26.73

1.00am: Stopped off Potamus

1.30am: Proceeded as required keeping station on H.M.S. "Ark Royal"

5.50am: Stopped in Gulf of Smyrna

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

7.15am: Took seaplane 922 in tow

9.00am: Closed H.M.S. "Ark Royal" and slipped seaplane, stopped and as required keeping station

9.45am: Divisions and prayers

12.20pm: Proceeded as required tending seaplane in Gulf of Smyrna

2.15pm: Closed H.M.S. "Ark Royal" and stopped

3.08pm: Proceeded as required towards Mitylene

4.00pm: Evening quarters

5.10pm: Stopped off Mitylene

5.25pm: Proceeded as required towards Tenedos

7.00pm: Darkened ship

8.40pm: Closed H.M.S. "Amethyst" at Tenedos

9.15pm: Came to with starboard anchor


Smyrna is present day city of İzmir.

Tenedos is also known as Bozcaada.


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5 April 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 39.8, Long 26.0 [Approximate position]

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.30am: Weighed and proceeded to coal

9.45am: Secured alongside collier S.S. "Halseywood", commenced coaling [The log-keeper most probably made a spelling mistake and meant S.S. "Harlseywood"]

11.00am: Lost overboard by accident spanner, shifting, jaw 8 inch, pattern number 1450, one in number

Noon: Hands to dinner

12.30pm: Resumed coaling

1.50pm: Finished coaling, received 90 tons, cast off from collier

2.00pm: Came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Saint Dimitri Point N43W, rock N43E, Cape Marmara S65E

5.00pm: Hands employed cleaning ship

7.00pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds


The Tees Built Ships site lists a reference to S.S. "Harlseywood".


Saint Dimitri Point is also known as Ayadimitri Burnu.

Cape Marmara is also known as Tuz Burnu.


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6 April 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 39.8, Long 26.0 [Approximate position]

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.15am: Divisions

9.45am: Sailed H.M.S. "Agamemnon"

10.15am: Arrived H.M.S. "Implacable"

11.29am: Arrived H.M.S. "Sapphire"

4.00pm: Evening quarters

7.00pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds

10.45pm: Weighed and proceeded as required


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7 April 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 40.63, Long 26.00

1.42am: Cape Kaphalo light abeam [The log-keeper most probably made a spelling mistake and meant Cape Kephalo]

5.30am: Stopped

5.45am: As required attached to H.M.S. "Ark Royal"

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.15am: Divisions

10.00am: Stopped and as required tending seaplane

11.40am: Proceeded in company with H.M.S. "Ark Royal"

2.30pm: H.M.S. "Ark Royal" stopped

3.00pm: Stopped off Bulair Lines in position for tending seaplane

4.00pm: Evening quarters

6.00pm: As required attached to H.M.S. "Ark Royal"

7.30pm: Rejoined H.M.S. "Ark Royal", proceeded as required

9.00pm: Rounds

10.50pm: Stopped and as required keeping position


Kephalo is also known as Kefalo Burnu, the eastern most point of Gökçeada.

Bulair is present day Bolayır, the Bulair Lines are at the neck of the Gallipoli peninsula.


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8 April 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 40.15, Long 26.17

2.00am: Stopped and as required keeping position

5.50am: Proceeded with H.M.S. "Ark Royal"

7.30am: Stopped and as required

9.15am: Divisions

9.40am: Proceeded towards Tenedos

11.12am: Cape Suvla abeam 1.4 miles

1.00pm: As required entering Tenedos

2.05pm: Secured alongside S.S. "Swanley" for stores

3.10pm: Cast off from S.S. "Swanley"

3.30pm: Secured alongside collier S.S. "Harlseywood" and commenced coaling

4.00pm: Lost overboard by accident through strops breaking, sacks, tarred, two in number

5.40pm: Finished coaling, received 50 tons, cast off from collier

6.15pm: Came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Gadaro lighthouse S63E, Mount Elias S12E, Ponente lighthouse S79W

6.30pm: Hands cleaning ship

7.00pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds


The Clydebuilt database lists a probable reference to S.S. "Swanley".

The Tees Built Ships site lists a reference to S.S. "Harlseywood".


Tenedos is also known as Bozcaada.

Cape Suvla is also known as Büyük Kemikli Burnu.

Gadaro is also known as Ortafener Adasi.

Ponente Point is the most western point of Tenedos.


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9 April 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 39.8, Long 26.0 [Approximate position]

5.30am: Sailed H.M.S. "Amethyst"

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.30am: Arrived H.M.S. "Amethyst"

9.15am: Divisions

9.30am: One stoker petty officer returned from sick list

11.00am: Hands employed as requisite

4.00pm: Evening quarters

7.00pm: Darkened ship

7.10pm: Arrived 3rd Division Destroyers

11.30pm: Hailed guard boat


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10 April 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 39.8, Long 26.0 [Approximate position]

3.10am: Hailed guard boat

5.30am: Hands fall in

6.25am: Weighed and proceeded alongside H.M.S. "Blenheim" to discharge spare torpedo

6.50am: Cast off and came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Gadaro lighthouse S63E, Mount Elias S12E, Ponente lighthouse S80W

10.00am: Hands employed as required cleaning ship

12.30pm: Sailed H.M.S. "Amethyst"

1.15pm: Arrived H.M.S. "Racoon", H.M.S. "Pincher", H.M.S. "Rattlesnake", H.M.S. "Bulldog", H.M.S. "Scourge"

3.00pm: Arrived H.M.S. "Amethyst", H.M.S. "Newmarket", H.M.S. "Clacton"

4.00pm: Evening quarters

7.00pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds


Gadaro is also known as Ortafener Adasi.

Ponente Point is the most western point of Tenedos.


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11 April 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 39.8, Long 26.0 [Approximate position]

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.45am: Divisions and prayers

4.00pm: Evening quarters

6.30pm: Arrived 1st Destroyer Division

7.00pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds


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12 April 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 40.52, Long 26.43

5.00am: Weighed and proceeded as required

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

7.23am: Cape Suvla abeam 1 mile

8.30am: Course as required closing H.M.S. "Ark Royal"

9.00am: Divisions. Secured alongside H.M.S. "Ark Royal"

10.00am: Hands employed as required

11.15am: Cast off, as required for keeping position

1.00pm: As required attached to H.M.S. "Ark Royal"

2.10pm: As required tending seaplane and passing spotting signals to H.M.S. "Lord Nelson"

4.00pm: Evening quarters

5.00pm: As required attached to H.M.S. "Ark Royal"

7.00pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Course as required entering anchorage

9.20pm: Came to with starboard anchor at Kephalo anchorage. Anchor bearings: Kephalo lighthouse S68E, left side of Imbros Island N5W


Cape Suvla is also known as Büyük Kemikli Burnu.

Kephalo is also known as Kefalo Burnu, the eastern most point of Gökçeada.

Imbros is also known as Gökçeada.


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13 April 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 40.48, Long 26.42

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

6.30am: Sailed H.M.S. "Lord Nelson", H.M.S. "Agamemnon"

7.30am: Weighed and proceeded as required

9.15am: Divisions

11.00am: Stopped

4.00pm: Evening quarters

4.40pm: Proceeded as required

7.00pm: Darkened ship

8.00pm: Came to with starboard anchor at Kephalo anchorage. Anchor bearings: Cape Kephalo lighthouse S44E, left side of Imbros Island N12W

9.00pm: Rounds


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14 April 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 40.58, Long 26.67

6.00am: Weighed and proceeded in company with H.M.S. "Ark Royal"

9.00am: Stopped

9.12am: Proceeded

9.15am: Divisions

9.52am: Stopped

10.30am: Hands employed on torpedoes. Course and speed as required tending seaplanes

12.10pm: Closed H.M.S. "Ark Royal"

12.23pm: Proceeded

4.00pm: Course as required entering Tenedos anchorage

5.00pm: Secured alongside collier S.S. "Lydie"

5.20pm: Commenced coaling

7.30pm: Finished coaling, received 50 tons, cast off and came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Gadaro lighthouse S64E, Mount Elias S28E, Ponente lighthouse S73W

9.00pm: Rounds


The Wreck Site lists a possible reference to S.S "Lydie".


Gadaro is also known as Ortafener Adasi.

Tenedos is also known as Bozcaada.

Ponente Point is the most western point of Tenedos.


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15 April 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 40.57, Long 26.72

4.50am: Weighed and proceeded as required

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

7.15am: Suvla Point abeam 2 miles

8.55am: Course as required closing H.M.S. "Ark Royal"

9.15am: Stopped. Divisions

10.30am: Hands employed as required

11.45am: Proceeded

1.30pm: Stopped

4.00pm: Evening quarters

5.57pm: Cape Suvla abeam 2 miles

7.00pm: Course as required entering Kephalo anchorage

7.05pm: Came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Cape Kephalo lighthouse S55E, point of land S51W, Kusu Point N17W

9.00pm: Rounds


Cape Suvla is also known as Büyük Kemikli Burnu.

Kephalo is also known as Kefalo Burnu, the eastern most point of Gökçeada.

Kusu Bay is located off Kuzu Limanı, Gökçeada.

Kusu Point is located at the north end of Kusu Bay.


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16 April 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 40.53, Long 26.58

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

7.50am: Weighed and proceeded as required with H.M.S. "Ark Royal"

9.25am: Stopped and examine Greek sailing boat

9.35am: Proceeded

10.15am: Stopped and as required tending seaplanes

2.00pm: Stopped and as required tending seaplanes

7.00pm: Darkened ship

7.45pm: Proceeded

9.30pm: Course and speed as required entering Kephalo anchorage

9.55pm: Came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Cape Kephalo lighthouse S50E, Kusu Point N23W


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17 April 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 39.9, Long 26.1 [Approximate position]

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.45am: Sailed H.M.S. "Lord Nelson", H.M.S. "Ark Royal"

9.00am: Weighed and proceeded as required

9.12am: Kephalo lighthouse abeam 1½ miles

10.30am: Course and speed as required entering Tenedos anchorage

10.50am: Secured alongside collier S.S. "Craigston"

1.30pm: Swept number 4 hold

2.15pm: Shifted ship to number 2 hold

2.30pm: Swept number 2 hold

3.10pm: Finished coaling, received 62 tons, cast off from collier and anchored. Anchor bearings: Gadaro lighthouse S74E, Mount Elias S81E, Ponente lighthouse S73W

5.00pm: Hands cleaning ship

7.00pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds


The Wreck Site lists a probable reference to S.S "Craigston".


Tenedos is also known as Bozcaada.

Gadaro is also known as Ortafener Adasi.

Ponente Point is the most western point of Tenedos.


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18 April 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 39.9, Long 26.1 [Approximate position]

3.00am: Sailed H.M.S. "Chelmer"

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.25am: Fired on hostile aeroplane

9.30am: Divisions, paid monthly money

4.00pm: Evening quarters

7.00pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds


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19 April 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 39.9, Long 26.1 [Approximate position]

6.00am: Hands employed painting ship

6.15am: Arrived H.M.S. "Ribble"

9.00am: Hands employed parting after torpedo and as required

11.45am: Weighed and proceeded alongside H.M.S. "Blenheim"

1.30pm: Cast off from H.M.S. "Blenheim" and proceeded alongside H.M.S. "Osiris" to return sweep wire

3.15pm: Cast off from H.M.S. "Osiris" and proceeded alongside H.M.S. "Albion" to draw new sweep wire

5.05pm: Cast off from H.M.S. "Albion" and closed H.M.S. "Ribble"

6.05pm: Came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Gadaro lighthouse S66E, Mount Elias S34E, Ponente lighthouse S78W

7.15pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds


Gadaro is also known as Ortafener Adasi.

Ponente Point is the most western point of Tenedos.


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20 April 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 39.8, Long 26.0 [Approximate position]

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship and parting fore torpedo

7.40am: Weighed and proceeded towards Tenedos

8.30am: Came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Cape Marmara S65E, point of land N19E, Saint Dimitri Point N51W

9.15am: Divisions

11.00am: Hands employed on torpedo and rigging stages

Noon: Weighed and proceeded to H.M.S. "Blenheim"

12.10pm: Secured alongside H.M.S. "Blenheim" for alteration in sweeping gear

5.55pm: Cast off from H.M.S. "Blenheim"

6.10pm: Came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Cape Marmara S65E, point of land N3E, Saint Dimitri Point N49W

7.15pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds


Tenedos is also known as Bozcaada.

Cape Marmara is also known as Tuz Burnu.

Saint Dimitri Point is also known as Ayadimitri Burnu.


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21 April 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26 [Approximate position]

2.40am: Weighed and proceeded as required leaving anchorage

5.40am: Course and speed as required entering Port Mudros

6.20am: Closed H.M.S. "Queen Elizabeth" and took two lighters in tow

6.40am: Came to with starboard anchor

7.00am: Cast off lighters

7.20am: Shifted berth. Anchor bearings: bottom of Alago N82W, top of Alago S54W, Buda Point S7E

8.30am: Arrived H.M.S. "Beagle", H.M.S. "Ribble"

9.15am: Divisions

10.00am: Hands employed as required

11.20am: Weighed and closed H.M.S. "Majestic"

11.50am: Secured alongside H.M.S. "Majestic"

12.20pm: Cast off and closed [hospital ship] "Soudan" with cases

12.40pm: Cast off from [hospital ship] "Soudan" and closed H.M.S. "Queen Elizabeth"

2.30pm: Closed H.M.S. "Majestic" to disembark surgeon

3.05pm: Closed H.M.S. "Reliance"

3.35pm: Came to with starboard anchor

4.00pm: Weighed and closed H.M.S. "Hussar" for mails and proceeded alongside H.M.S. "Reliance"

4.40pm: Closed H.M.S. "Queen Elizabeth" for mails

5.05pm: Proceeded, course and speed as required leaving harbour

7.15pm: Darkened ship

7.40pm: As required entering Tenedos

7.50pm: Came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Cape Marmara S62E, point of land N19E, Saint Dimitri Point N43W

9.00pm: Rounds


Mudros is also spelled as Moudros.

Buda Point is about 700 yards south of Sangrada Point.

Cape Marmara is also known as Tuz Burnu.

Saint Dimitri Point is also known as Ayadimitri Burnu.


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22 April 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26 [Approximate position]

4.45am: Weighed

5.15am: Secured alongside collier S.S. "Nevisbrook" and commenced coaling

7.50am: Finished coaling, received 55 tons, cast off

8.00am: Secured alongside store ship and completed with oil

8.50am: Cast off and proceeded alongside H.M.S. "Blenheim"

9.15am: Closed H.M.S. "Albion", H.M.S. "Racoon", H.M.S. "Mosquito"

10.00am: Proceeded

12.15pm: Course and speed as required entering Mudros

1.10pm: Closed H.M.S. "Beagle"

1.25pm: Secured alongside transport "A4"

2.00pm: Exercised embarking and disembarking troops

3.50pm: Came to with starboard anchor

4.30pm: Shifted berth. Anchor bearings: Anvil Rock N14W, Kaloyeraki Point S77W, black rock S18W

7.15pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds


The Wreck Site lists a probable reference to S.S "Nevisbrook".


Anvil Rock is located next to the east side of San Nikolo, which is also known as Vrachonisida Trypiti.

Kaloyeraki Point is the extreme eastern point of the peninsula south of Anvil Rock.


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23 April 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26 [Approximate position]

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.15am: Divisions

10.00am: Hands employed as required

4.00pm: Evening quarters

7.15pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds


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24 April 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26 [Approximate position]

4.45am: Weighed and proceeded to collier

5.20am: Secured alongside collier S.S. "Lydie"

6.15am: Finished coaling, received 19 tons

6.20am: Cast off and proceeded alongside S.S. "Swanley" for stores

6.45am: Secured alongside

8.20am: Cast off from S.S. "Swanley"

9.10am: Came to with starboard anchor

10.25am: Weighed and proceeded alongside transport "A4"

10.35am: Secured alongside, embarked troops

11.35am: Cast off and proceeded alongside H.M.S. "London", disembarked troops

Noon: Came to with starboard anchor

1.30pm: Sailed H.M.S. "Queen Elizabeth"

1.45pm: Sailed H.M.S. "Queen", H.M.S. "Prince of Wales", H.M.S. "London"

1.55pm: Weighed and proceeded escorting transport "A4"

2.25pm: Stopped

2.45pm: Proceeded

4.00pm: Evening quarters

9.10pm: Stopped

9.25pm: Came to with starboard anchor at Kephalo anchorage

10.45pm: Weighed and secured alongside Transport A4 and embarked troops

Midnight: Cast off and proceeded with flotilla


The Wreck Site lists a possible reference to S.S "Lydie".

The Clydebuilt database lists a probable reference to S.S. "Swanley".


Kephalo is also known as Kefalo Burnu, the eastern most point of Gökçeada.


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25 April 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 40.21, Long 26.25

1.00am: Course and speed as required with flotilla

2.30am: Stopped

3.30am: Proceeded

4.30am: Commenced landing troops at Gaba Tepe

6.00am: Carrying troops from transports to beach as required

9.00am: Employed landing troops

10.00am: Discharged one able seaman wounded to transport "A25"

12.30pm: Lost while transporting wounded: stretcher, pattern number 475, one in number

2.00pm: Employed landing troops and stores

6.00pm: Employed landing troops and stores

10.00pm: Employed landing troops and stores


Gaba Tepe is also known as Kabatepe.


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26 April 1915

[At Dardanelles]

Lat 40.21, Long 26.25

2.00am: Employed landing troops and stores

6.00am: Employed landing troops and stores

8.30am: Lost overboard by accident: buckets, hand, galvanized, pattern number 5a, one in number

10.00am: Employed landing troops and stores

11.00am: Discharged one able seaman seriously wounded to H.M.S. "Minerva"

1.30pm: Proceeded with H.M.S. "Colne"

3.10pm: Secured alongside collier S.S. "Lydie" and commenced coaling

5.10pm: Finished coaling, received 40 tons, cast off and came to starboard anchor

6.00pm: Lost overboard by accident from boats while landing troops under fire: bottles, water, enamelled, mark VI, two in number; carriage, water bottle, pattern number 1901, two in number; haversacks, pattern number 1901, one in number

7.30pm: Weighed and proceeded to rejoin squadron, course and speed as required

9.00pm: Came to with starboard anchor


The Wreck Site lists a possible reference to S.S "Lydie".


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27 April 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 40.30, Long 25.93

7.00am: Weighed and proceeded with 9th subdivision to form screed to fleet

9.15am: Course and speed as required collecting transports

10.15am: Proceeded with H.M.S. "Dartmouth", H.M.S. "Amethyst" and seven transports, course and speed as required for escort duties

2.00pm: Course and speed as required escorting transports

4.15pm: Closed and boarded British S.S. "Kosseir"

5.00pm: Proceeded to rejoin squadron

5.30pm: Stopped

11.30pm: Proceeded, course and speed as required escorting transports


The Wreck Site lists a probable reference to S.S "Kosseir".


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28 April 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 40.57, Long 26.55

2.00am: Course and speed as required on escort duty

4.30am: Stopped off Cape Ibriji. Took boats in tow and carried out landing feint

9.00am: Stopped

11.00am: Proceeded with squadron

3.42pm: Stopped of Cape Gremea

5.00pm: Carried out feint at landing troops

6.15pm: Proceeded with squadron, course and speed as required

7.00pm: Stopped

7.55pm: Proceeded as required

10.00pm: Course and speed as required on escort duty


Cape Ibriji is also known as Ibrice Burnu.

Cape Gremea is located at the northern point of the entrance to the Gulf of Xeros, also known as Saros Körfezi, near the town of Enez.


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29 April 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 40.42, Long 26.15

2.00am: Course and speed as required on escort duty

6.25am: Closed H.M.S. "Dartmouth"

6.30am: Proceeded to Imbros Island for transports

7.50am: Closed transports

9.00am: Escorting two transports

12.30pm: Lost by parting while towing boats: cordage, coir, 4 inch, 50 fathoms

2.45pm: Stopped off Xeros Island

4.30pm: Took boats in two and carried out feint at landing

6.00pm: Boats returned to transports

9.50pm: Closed H.M.S. "Dartmouth"

10.00pm: Proceeded to Gaba Tepe and closed H.M.S. "Queen"

11.00pm: Closed H.M.S. "Dartmouth"

11.30pm: Came to with starboard anchor


Imbros is also known as Gökçeada.

Xeros Island is also known as Saros Adalar.

Gaba Tepe is also known as Kabatepe.


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30 April 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26 [Approximate position]

6.30am: Hands preparing ship for coaling

7.40am: Weighed

9.15am: Secured alongside S.S. "Swanley" for stores

9.45am: Cast off

10.25am: Secured alongside collier S.S. "Lydie"

10.30am: Commenced coaling

Noon: Hands to dinner

12.30pm: Resumed coaling

2.55pm: Finished coaling, received 80 tons, cast off

3.15pm: Came to with starboard anchor

7.45pm: Weighed and proceeded inshore

8.00pm: Anchored

9.00pm: Playing searchlight on beach guarding left flank of position


The Clydebuilt database lists a probable reference to S.S. "Swanley".

The Wreck Site lists a possible reference to S.S "Lydie".


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[Back cover of log book]



LOGS FOR MAY 1915


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[Front cover of log book]


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[Handwritten]

This is to certify that this is the original log of H.M.S. "Usk" from:

1st May to 30th June 1915.


[Signed by] Wellwood G.C. Maxwell, Lieutenant


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Distance run per hour – knots

Coal expended for all purposes per hour – tons

Distance run per ton of coal – knots

Date when this information was obtained by actual experiment

At authorised power with natural draught = the unit

25

12

2.08

Dec. 03

"With all despatch" (the maximum power attainable for 24 hours) = 4/5 the unit

23.5

5.5

4.35

Oct. 04

"With despatch" (the maximum sea-going speed while the coal lasts) = 3/5 the unit

22

4.25

5.20

Oct. 04

"With moderate despatch" = 2/5 the unit

22

2.8

7.1

Sept. 04

"At ordinary speed" = 1/5 the unit

16

1.3

11.8

Sept. 04

"At most economical speed" = as determined by trial and in accordance with the varying conditions of wind and weather

10

0.7

14.2

Oct. 04


[Signed by] Wellwood G.C. Maxwell, Captain, 30 June 1915


H.M.S. "Blenheim" 5 August 1915

Submitted, observing: No remarks. [Signed by] H.L. Hammond Engineer Lieutenant Commander for Engineer Commander (D)


H.M.S. "Blenheim" 22 August 1915 [Signed by] C.P.R. Coode Captain (D) Fifth Destroyer Flotilla


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Barometer

Mercurial or Aneroid

Aneroid





Name of Maker and number

Short and Mason Ltd. Number 1434





Height of cistern above sea

-





Error of Mercurial Barometer

-






Thermometers for Air Temperature

Position in Ship

Portable





Whether in screen








Date

Maker and No.

T.A. Reynold

From


To



Thermometers for Sea Temperature



Date

Maker and No.

T.A. Reynold

From


To



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1 May 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 39.9, Long 26.1 [Approximate position]

7.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

10.00am: Hands employed as required

4.00pm: Evening quarters

7.20pm: Weighed and proceeded towards beach

7.40pm: Came to with starboard anchor

8.30pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds

10.00pm: Watching beach on right flank of position, searchlight in use


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2 May 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 40.22, Long 26.25

4.30am: Weighed and proceeded with H.M.S. "Colne"

5.15am: Stopped and covering landing party on Niebruniessi Point

9.40am: Proceeded towards Gaba Tepe

12.15pm: Came to with starboard anchor

7.30pm: Weighed and proceeded inshore

7.45pm: Darkened ship

8.00pm: Came to with starboard anchor

9.00pm: Rounds

9.30pm: Watching beach on right flank of position, searchlight in use


Niebruniessi Point is also knows as Küçükkemikli Burnu.

Gaba Tepe is also known as Kabatepe.


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3 May 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 40.08, Long 25.97

4.45am: Weighed and proceeded to outer anchorage

9.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

10.10am: Weighed and closed H.M.S. "Queen"

10.45am: Closed H.M.S. "Queen Elizabeth"

2.00pm: Course as required entering Mudros Bay

2.55pm: Stopped, Port Mudros and delivered mails etcetera to H.M.S. "Hussar"

3.20pm: As required leaving harbour

5.56pm: Ponente lighthouse abeam 1 mile, course as required entering Tenedos

6.40pm: Secured alongside H.M.S. "Blenheim" for provisions etcetera

7.15pm: Cast off

7.40pm: Darkened ship

8.30pm: Rounds

9.50pm: Came to with starboard anchor at Gaba Tepe


Mudros is also spelled as Moudros.

Ponente Point is the most western point of Tenedos.


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4 May 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 39.8, Long 26.0 [Approximate position]

3.45am: Weighed and proceeded to cover landing party at Gaba Tepe

5.00am: Opened fire as required

7.00am: Landing party embarked

8.15am: Rescued four men left on beach

8.45am: Ceased fire and proceeded towards collier

9.45am: Secured alongside "Clara" and commenced coaling. Barometer broken by gunfire

12.35pm: Finished coaling, received 58 tons, cast off and proceeded inshore to cover Red Cross party from H.M.S. "Dartmouth"

2.20pm: Closed H.M.S. "Queen" and came to with starboard anchor

7.45pm: Weighed and proceeded inshore. Darkened ship

8.00pm: Came to with starboard anchor off right flank of position

9.00pm: Rounds


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5 May 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 40.18, Long 26.07

5.45am: Weighed and proceeded to pier number 2 and embarked military officers

6.10am: Proceeded as required towards Cape Helles

7.35am: Secured alongside H.M.S. "Arcadian" and disembarked officers

8.15am: Cast off and close H.M.S. "Ribble"

9.00am: Proceeded towards Kephalo Island's anchorage

10.00am: Secured alongside store ship number 48 for ammunition

11.20am: Cast off and proceeded alongside number 72 for lyddite

11.50am: Cast off and proceeded towards Gaba Tepe

12.30pm: Closed H.M.S. "Queen"

12.50pm: Anchored and landed mails etcetera at base

1.40pm: Weighed and proceeded to outer anchorage

2.00pm: Came to with starboard anchor

7.00pm: Weighed

7.45pm: Came to with starboard anchor off right flank

8.00pm: Darkened ship

8.30pm: Watching beach on right flank of position, searchlight in use

9.00pm: Rounds


Kephalo is also known as Kefalo Burnu, the eastern most point of Gökçeada.


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6 May 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 40.21, Long 26.19 [Approximate position]

4.45am: Proceeded to outer anchorage

7.00am: Weighed and proceeded to give orders to transports

8.30am: Came to with starboard anchor

10.00am: Hands employed as required

1.30pm: Weighed and proceeded as required landing troops and stores from transport "A0"

7.40pm: Came to with starboard anchor off base. Darkened ship

8.40pm: Weighed and proceeded to anchorage off left flank of position

9.00pm: Rounds


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7 May 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 40.21, Long 26.19 [Approximate position]

5.10am: Weighed and proceeded to outer anchorage

7.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.35am: Proceeded alongside store ship S.S. "Baron Ardrossan" for stores, embarked mails for Cape Helles base

1.10pm: Cast off and proceeded

2.30pm: Closed H.M.S. "Queen Elizabeth"

2.45pm: Secured alongside H.M.S. "Arcadian" and delivered mails

3.15pm: Cast off and returned to Gaba Tepe

4.30pm: Called alongside S.S. "Anglo-Egyptian" for cases of fuses

6.00pm: Secured alongside collier "Clara"

6.10pm: Commenced coaling

7.45pm: Discharged cases of fuses to lighter

8.45pm: Finished coaling, received 55 tons. Cast off and came to with starboard anchor. Darkened ship


The Clydebuilt database lists a reference to S.S. "Baron Ardrossan".

Australian War Memorial shows a picture of S.S. "Anglo-Egyptian".


Gaba Tepe is also known as Kabatepe.


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8 May 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 40.21, Long 26.19 [Approximate position]

6.15am: Hands employed cleaning ship

10.00am: Weighed and closed H.M.S. "Triumph". One stoker rating placed on sick list in H.M.S. "Triumph"

11.30am: Closed H.M.S. "Amethyst"

Noon: Came to with starboard anchor

4.00pm: Evening quarters

7.15pm: Weighed and proceeded to anchorage off right flank

8.00pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds

10.00pm: Watching right flank of position, searchlight in use


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9 May 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 40.2, Long 26.0 [Approximate position]

4.30am: Weighed

5.30am: Closed H.M.S. "Ark Royal" and stopped

5.50am: Proceeded

7.20am: Stopped 5 miles South of Avlaka Point

7.40am: Proceeded as required tending seaplane

10.00am: Returned to Kephalo anchorage and secured alongside S.S. "Dago" for fresh provisions

10.30am: Cast off and closed collier

11.00am: Came to with starboard anchor, Kephalo anchorage

12.30pm: Secured alongside ammunition ship and received 100 rounds of shrapnel

2.00pm: Cast off and proceeded as required tending seaplane

4.50pm: Came to with starboard anchor, Kephalo anchorage. Anchor bearings: Kephalo lighthouse S62E, Kusu Point N12W

6.30pm: Weighed and proceeded towards Gaba Tepe

7.20pm: Came to with starboard anchor

7.45pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds


Avlaka Point is also known as Avlaka Burnu.

Kephalo is also known as Kefalo Burnu, the eastern most point of Gökçeada.

Kusu Bay is located off Kuzu Limanı, Gökçeada.

Kusu Point is located at the north end of Kusu Bay.

Gaba Tepe is also known as Kabatepe.


The Wreck Site lists a possible reference to S.S "Dago".


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10 May 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 40.18, Long 26.20

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

6.30am: Weighed and closed base

7.45am: Embarked general Burwood and proceeded

8.45am: Secured alongside H.M.S. "Arcadian"

9.05am: Cast off and secured to S.S. "Baron Ardrossan", embarked mails

9.45am: Returned to H.M.S. "Arcadian" and embarked mails, etcetera

11.40am: Cast off and proceeded towards Gaba Tepe

12.45pm: Closed H.M.S. "Queen" and disembarked general

1.15pm: Anchored off base and discharged mails

2.10pm: Weighed

2.25pm: Closed H.M.S. "Dartmouth", H.M.S. "Talbot", H.M.S. "Minerva", H.M.S. "Triumph" with mails, etcetera

3.30pm: Closed H.M.S. "Amethyst"

4.00pm: Came to with starboard anchor

5.00pm: One stoker rating rejoined from sick list

7.30pm: Weighed and proceeded to anchorage off left flank of position

8.00pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds

10.00pm: Guarding left flank of position, searchlight in use


The Clydebuilt database lists a reference to S.S. "Baron Ardrossan".


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11 May 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 40.22, Long 26.27

4.15am: Weighed and proceeded as required tending seaplane

6.10am: Proceeded to anchorage

6.20am: Came to with starboard anchor

7.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.50am: Weighed and proceeded to examine Gaba Tepe and beach

10.45am: Fired two rounds from foremost gun

11.30am: Anchored

11.45am: Weighed and opened fire from foremost gun

12.15pm: Ceased firing, closed H.M.S. "Colne"

12.30pm: Proceeded to Kephalo anchorage, course and speed as required

1.45pm: Came to with starboard anchor

3.00pm: Secured alongside collier "Clara"

3.15pm: Commenced coaling

4.30pm: Two seamen ratings joined from H.M.S. "Blenheim"

5.00pm: Lost overboard by accident: fenders, ship's, large, pattern number 308, one in number

6.45pm: Finished coaling, received 71 tons

7.00pm: Hands employed cleaning ship

7.45pm: Darkened ship

8.55pm: Cast off and returned to Gaba Tepe

9.50pm: Came to with starboard anchor


Kephalo is also known as Kefalo Burnu, the eastern most point of Gökçeada.


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12 May 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 39.8, Long 26.0 [Approximate position]

7.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

10.00am: Hands employed as required

2.15pm: Weighed and proceeded to Gaba Tepe to locate battery

2.40pm: Opened fire with foremost gun

3.15pm: Ceased fire

4.15pm: Came to with starboard anchor

4.45pm: Weighed and proceeded alongside "N.9" to disembark troops

7.00pm: As required landing troops from "N.9"

7.45pm: Darkened ship

8.50pm: Came to with starboard anchor on right flank of position, searchlight in use watching beach


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13 May 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 39.8, Long 26.0 [Approximate position]

3.15am: Weighed and closed H.M.S. "Queen"

3.40am: Returned to station

4.00am: Weighed and proceeded to patrol outside transports

7.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.00am: Closed H.M.S. "Queen" and came to with starboard anchor

10.00am: Hands employed as required

4.00pm: Evening quarters

4.30pm: Weighed and closed transport "A0"

4.45pm: Closed H.M.S. "Triumph"

7.00pm: Closed "A0" and took four boats in tow

7.45pm: Darkened ship

8.00pm: Came to with starboard anchor off left flank of position, searchlight in use watching beach


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14 May 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 40.23, Long 26.23

2.00am: Weighed and proceeded to base

3.30am: Embarked 130 troops

4.00am: Proceeded as required

4.50am: Stopped off Niebruniessi Point and disembarked troops

5.30am: Troops re-embarked

6.10am: Anchored off base and disembarked troops

7.20am: Returned boats to transport "A0"

7.30am: Came to with starboard anchor

8.15am: Weighed and proceeded to patrol outside transports, course as required

10.00am: Hands employed as required

11.20am: Closed H.M.S. "Queen" and stopped

12.40pm: Took station on H.M.S. "Queen" 3 points before starboard beam, distance 1 mile

12.50pm: Proceeded as required

1.30pm: Course and speed as required patrolling off Kephalo anchorage

2.30pm: Proceeded as requested with H.M.S. "Queen"

4.00pm: Evening quarters

5.10pm: Came to with starboard anchor at Gaba Tepe

7.45pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds


Niebruniessi Point is also knows as Küçükkemikli Burnu.

Kephalo is also known as Kefalo Burnu, the eastern most point of Gökçeada.

Gaba Tepe is also known as Kabatepe.


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15 May 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 40.23, Long 26.23

7.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

7.45am: Weighed and proceeded to patrol

9.00am: Course as required patrolling

11.00am: Hands employed as required

12.30pm: Lost overboard by accident goggles, pattern number 1213, one in number

2.00pm: Course as required patrolling

4.00pm: Evening quarters

5.20pm: Closed H.M.S. "Colne" and H.M.S. "Bacchante"

5.45pm: Closed H.M.S. "Triumph" and returned to patrol

7.50pm: Came to with starboard anchor off left flank of position

8.00pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds


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16 May 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 40.2, Long 26.0 [Approximate position]

4.25am: Weighed and proceeded

5.20am: Course as required entering Kephalo anchorage

5.50am: Secured alongside collier S.S. "Craigston"

6.15am: Started coaling

8.00am: Breakfast

8.30am: Resumed coaling

9.45am: Finished coaling, received 74 tons, cast off

10.30am: Secured alongside H.M.S. "Blenheim" for stores etcetera

12.20pm: Cast off and proceeded, course as required

1.24pm: Closed H.M.S. "Colne" and came to with starboard anchor off Gaba Tepe

4.00pm: Evening quarters

7.45pm: Darkened ship

8.30pm: Weighed and proceeded to position covering right flank

10.00pm: Watching beach on right flank, searchlight in use


The Wreck Site lists a probable reference to S.S "Craigston".


Kephalo is also known as Kefalo Burnu, the eastern most point of Gökçeada.

Gaba Tepe is also known as Kabatepe.


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17 May 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 39.8, Long 26.0 [Approximate position]

4.45am: Weighed and closed transport

5.15am: Came to with starboard anchor

7.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.00am: Hands carrying out weekly test on after torpedo

2.40pm: Weighed and proceeded on patrol off base, course and speed as required

4.00pm: Evening quarters

6.00pm: Course and speed as required on patrol

8.00pm: Darkened ship

8.15pm: Closed H.M.S. "Bacchante" and came to with starboard anchor

9.00pm: Rounds


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18 May 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 39.8, Long 26.0 [Approximate position]

4.00am: Weighed and proceeded on patrol, course and speed as required

7.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.45am: Closed H.M.S. "Colne"

10.20am: Came to with starboard anchor

2.30pm: Sailed H.M.S. "Queen" and H.M.S. "Prince of Wales"

4.00pm: Evening quarters

4.45pm: Closed H.M.S. "Canopus" and embarked rear admiral

5.15pm: Proceeded, course as required

6.00pm: Arrived Kephalo anchorage, closed H.M.S. "Lord Nelson", disembarked rear admiral

7.50pm: Came to with starboard anchor

10.35pm: Re-embarked rear admiral, weighed and proceeded, course and speed as required

11.45pm: Arrived Gaba Tepe, closed H.M.S. "Canopus" and came to with starboard anchor


Kephalo is also known as Kefalo Burnu, the eastern most point of Gökçeada.

Gaba Tepe is also known as Kabatepe.


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19 May 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 40.20, Long 26.23

6.00am: Weighed and proceeded as required with mails

7.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.50am: Closed H.M.S. "Canopus" and proceeded inshore on left flank

9.00am: Opened fire

9.20am: Ceased fire

10.00am: Closed H.M.S. "Canopus" and proceeded on patrol, course as required

2.00pm: Course as required on patrol

6.00pm: Course as required on patrol

7.40pm: Proceeded inshore

8.00pm: Came to with starboard anchor on left flank of position

9.00pm: Darkened ship

10.00pm: Watching beach on left flank, searchlight in use


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20 May 1915

[At Dardanelles]

Lat 40.22, Long 26.23

4.00am: Weighed

5.00am: Course and speed as required

6.50am: Secured alongside transport "S4"

9.00am: Employed landing troops from "S4"

11.30am: Proceeded on patrol, course as required

1.00pm: Proceeded towards Imbros

2.20pm: Secured alongside collier S.S. "Tandil"

2.50pm: Commenced coaling

4.00pm: Hands to tea

4.20pm: Resumed coaling

6.55pm: Finished coaling, received 70 tons, cast off

7.10pm: Secured alongside S.S. "Carrigan Head"

9.00pm: Hands employed drawing stores

11.00pm: Finished embarking provisions


Imbros is also known as Gökçeada.


The Tees Built Ships site lists a probable reference to S.S. "Tandil".


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21 May 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 40.20, Long 26.17

1.30am: Finished embarking stores

5.30am: Cast off from S.S. "Carrigan Head" and came to with starboard anchor

7.00am: Hands stowing provisions

10.30am: Weighed and proceeded alongside S.S. "Swanley" for fresh meat

11.20am: Cast off and proceeded as required out of harbour

12.25pm: Arrived Gaba Tepe, closed H.M.S. "Canopus" and stopped

2.50pm: Proceeded alongside transport "A25" and embarked troops

3.00pm: Lost overboard by accident: binoculars pattern number 1, one in number

5.15pm: Cast off and proceeded to land troops

7.00pm: Closed hospital ship with wounded soldier

7.40pm: Closed beach for despatches etcetera

8.00pm: Proceeded

8.30pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Arrived Kephalo anchorage and came to with starboard anchor


The Clydebuilt database lists a probable reference to S.S. "Swanley".


Gaba Tepe is also known as Kabatepe.


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22 May 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 40.38, Long 26.32

4.30am: Weighed

4.40am: Secured alongside S.S. "Swanley"

4.50am: Cast off and proceeded, course and speed as required

7.00am: Arrived Gaba Tepe, proceeded on patrol

8.30am: Closed H.M.S. "Canopus" and stropped

10.00am: Proceeded to examine Hill 114

11.00am: Set on full speed to investigate reported submarine

12.35pm: Closed trawler number 261

1.30pm: Closed H.M.S. "Canopus"

2.00pm: Proceeded on patrol

3.35pm: Full speed

3.40pm: Reduced speed

6.00pm: Course and speed as required on patrol

8.00pm: Darkened ship

8.30pm: Came to with starboard anchor on right flank

10.00pm: Watching beach on right flank, searchlight in use


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23 May 1915

[At Dardanelles]

Lat 40.22, Long 26.20

2.30am: Weighed and closed H.M.S. "Colne"

4.30am: Proceeded on patrol, course and speed as required

7.20am: Secured alongside H.M.S. "Albion" for towing

7.40am: Cast off

7.45am: Opened fire

8.00am: Ceased fire, resumed patrol

10.00am: Course and speed as required on patrol

1.00pm: Course and speed as required on patrol

2.00pm: Arrived H.M.S. "Triumph", sailed H.M.S. "Albion"

6.00pm: Course and speed as required on patrol

8.00pm: Darkened ship

8.20pm: Came to with starboard anchor off right flank, watching beach, searchlight in use


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24 May 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 40.22, Long 26.25

4.15am: Weighed and proceeded on patrol, course as required

7.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.00am: Hands employed as required

10.00am: Course as required on patrol

2.00pm: Course and speed as required on patrol

6.00pm: Course and speed as required on patrol

8.00pm: Darkened ship. Closed H.M.S. "Canopus"

8.30pm: Rounds

10.00pm: Course and speed as required keeping station on H.M.S. "Canopus"


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25 May 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 40.2, Long 26.0 [Approximate position]

2.00am: Course and speed as required keeping station on H.M.S. "Canopus"

5.45am: Proceeded towards Kephalo anchorage

6.30am: Arrived Kephalo

8.30am: Secured alongside collier S.S. "Tandil". commenced coaling

12.40pm: Finished coaling, received 95 tons, cast off and proceeded full speed to close H.M.S. "Canopus"

2.30pm: Course as required escorting H.M.S. "Canopus"

4.45pm: Closed H.M.S. "Bacchante" and embarked rear admiral

8.00pm: Darkened ship

8.15pm: Full speed, course as required searching for submarine

9.00pm: Closed trawler, course and speed as required

10.00pm: Course as required returning to Gaba Tepe


Tees Built Ships lists a possible reference to S.S. "Tandil".


Kephalo is also known as Kefalo Burnu, the eastern most point of Gökçeada.

Gaba Tepe is also known as Kabatepe.


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26 May 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 40.23, Long 26.25

12.50am: Arrived Gaba Tepe and stopped

1.00am: Course as required on patrol off base

6.00am: Course as required on patrol

7.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.20am: Closed H.M.S. "Cornwallis" and stopped

9.40am: Took lighter in tow and proceeded as required

10.45am: Transferred rear admiral to H.M.S. "Colne"

11.30am: Closed beach at Gaba Tepe

2.00pm: Course as required on patrol

4.00pm: Evening quarters

6.00pm: Course as required on patrol

7.15pm: Closed H.M.S. "Colne"

7.40pm: Resumed patrol

8.00pm: Darkened ship

8.30pm: Rounds

9.00pm: Course and speed as required on patrol and watching beach on right flank, searchlight in use


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27 May 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 40.2, Long 26.0 [Approximate position]

6.00am: Course as required on patrol

7.00am: Closed H.M.S. "Colne" and proceeded full speed towards Cape Helles

8.00am: Returning towards Gaba Tepe

9.00am: Closed H.M.S. "Colne" and resumed patrol

11.00am: Proceeded towards Kephalo anchorage

11.55am: Arrived at Kephalo, closed H.M.S. "Blenheim"

12.20pm: Came to with starboard anchor

2.30pm: Weighed and proceeded alongside collier S.S. "Lydie"

2.50pm: Secured alongside and commenced coaling

5.00pm: Ceased coaling for tea

5.15pm: Resumed coaling

6.45pm: Finished coaling, received 82 tons, cast off and proceeded towards Cape Helles, course and speed as required

8.00pm: Joined flotilla. Darkened ship

8.30pm: Rounds

10.00pm: On patrol Dardanelles entrance, course as required


The Wreck Site lists a possible reference to S.S "Lydie".


Kephalo is also known as Kefalo Burnu, the eastern most point of Gökçeada.


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28 May 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 40.12, Long 26.03

2.00am: Course as required on I patrol

4.30am: Proceeded to J patrol

6.00am: Course as required on J patrol

7.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

10.00am: Course as required on J patrol

11.00am: Proceeded to G patrol

2.00pm: Course as required on G patrol

4.00pm: Evening quarters

5.45pm: Proceeded towards Cape Helles, course and speed as required

7.30pm: Took up I patrol, course and speed as required

8.00pm: Darkened ship

8.30pm: Rounds


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29 May 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 40.23, Long 26.20

2.00am: Course and speed as required on I patrol

5.00am: Proceeded to J patrol

6.00am: Course and speed as required on J patrol

7.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

10.00am: Course and speed as required on J patrol

11.00am: Proceeded towards H patrol

12.30pm: Closed trawler 288

1.15pm: Closed Cape Helles

2.00pm: Course and speed as required patrolling off Cape Helles

3.00pm: Returned to H patrol

4.00pm: Evening quarters

6.00pm: Course and speed as required on H patrol

7.00pm: Proceeded towards Kephalo anchorage

8.00pm: Secured alongside collier S.S. "Lydie". Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds


The Wreck Site lists a possible reference to S.S "Lydie".


Kephalo is also known as Kefalo Burnu, the eastern most point of Gökçeada.


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30 May 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 40.2, Long 26.0 [Approximate position]

4.30am: Hands preparing ship for coaling

5.00am: Commenced coaling

7.50am: Finished coaling, received 70 tons, cast off from collier

8.10am: Secured alongside H.M.S. "Blenheim"

7.00pm: Cast off and proceeded towards Cape Helles, course and speed as required

8.00pm: Took up I patrol

8.30pm: Rounds


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31 May 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 40.08, Long 26.00

2.00am: As required on I patrol

4.45am: Proceeded to G patrol

7.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

10.00am: Course as required on G patrol

1.30pm: Stopped to pick up buoy and proceeded

2.45pm: Stopped to examine boat

5.00pm: Course as required on G patrol

6.00pm: Proceeded towards Cape Helles

6.30pm: Took up J patrol

8.00pm: Darkened ship

8.30pm: Rounds

10.00pm: Course and speed as required on J patrol



LOGS FOR JUNE 1915


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1 June 1915

[At Dardanelles]

Lat 40.27, Long 26.18

2.00am: Course as required on J patrol

5.00am: Proceeded towards H patrol

6.30am: Took up H patrol

7.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

10.00am: Course as required on H patrol

12.10pm: Speed as required closing Kephalo

12.45pm: Course and speed as required escorting "B10" to Cape Helles

2.30pm: Returned to H patrol

5.00pm: Course as required on H patrol

6.30pm: Course and speed as required closing Kephalo

7.45pm: Arrived Kephalo, secured alongside collier

8.30pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds


Kephalo is also known as Kefalo Burnu, the eastern most point of Gökçeada.


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2 June 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 40.2, Long 26.0 [Approximate position]

4.45am: Hands preparing ship for coaling

5.20am: Commenced coaling

8.20am: Finished coaling, received 65 tons, cast off from collier

8.30am: Came to with starboard anchor

9.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

11.45am: Paid monthly money

12.30pm: Lost overboard by accident: shovels, steel, pattern number 646b, one in number

4.00pm: Evening quarters

6.15pm: Weighed and proceeded, course and speed as required leaving harbour

7.00pm: Closed Cape Helles

8.00pm: Darkened ship. Took up I patrol

8.30pm: Rounds

10.00pm: Course as required on I patrol


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3 June 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 40.02, Long 25.93

1.00am: Patrolling on I patrol

5.20am: Proceeded as required to G patrol

7.00am: Course as required on G patrol

9.00am: Hands employed as required

10.00am: Course as required on G patrol

2.50pm: Closed H.M.S. "Talbot"

3.35pm: Returning to G patrol

4.00pm: Evening quarters

5.00pm: Course as required on G patrol

6.00pm: Course as required to close Cape Helles

8.00pm: Darkened ship

8.30pm: Rounds

10.00pm: Course and speed as required on I patrol


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4 June 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 40.15, Long 26.18

2.00am: Course as required on I patrol

4.30am: Proceeded to H patrol

5.50am: Course as required on H patrol

7.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.30am: Closed Kephalo anchorage, course and speed as required

10.30am: Course and speed as required escorting H.M.S. "Talbot"

2.00pm: Course and speed as required protecting H.M.S. "Talbot" from submarines

4.10pm: Escorting H.M.S. "Talbot"

7.10pm: Course as required entering Mudros Bay

7.45pm: Speed as required

8.00pm: Came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Meganoros Point S61W, right side of Ipatho Island N30E, Kaloyeraki Point N44W [The log-keeper most probably made a spelling mistake and meant Ispatho Island]

9.00pm: Rounds


Kephalo is also known as Kefalo Burnu, the eastern most point of Gökçeada.

Meganoros Point is located just north of Sangrada Point.

Mudros is also spelled as Moudros.

Kaloyeraki Point is the extreme eastern point of the peninsula south of Anvil Rock.


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5 June 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 40.2, Long 26.0 [Approximate position]

5.00am: Weighed and proceeded out of harbour, course and speed as necessary

6.00am: Cape Irene abeam 1 mile

7.00am: Hands preparing ship for coaling

8.00am: Course as required entering Kephalo anchorage

9.15am: Secured alongside collier

9.30am: Commenced coaling

12.25pm: Finished coaling, received 66 tons, cast off and came to with starboard anchor

2.00pm: Hands employed cleaning ship

4.45pm: Evening quarters

6.00pm: Weighed and proceeded toward Cape Helles, course and speed as required

7.40pm: Stopped and as required on I patrol

8.00pm: Darkened ship

8.30pm: Rounds

10.00pm: Course and speed as required on I patrol


Cape Irene is also known as Akra Ayia Irini.


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6 June 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 40.05, Long 25.82

2.00am: Course and speed as required on I patrol

5.00am: Proceeded to G patrol

6.00am: Course as required on G patrol

7.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.00am: Course as required on G patrol

10.00am: Divisions and prayers

2.00pm: Course as required on G patrol

4.45pm: Evening quarters

5.20pm: Proceeded towards Cape Helles

6.45pm: Speed as required

7.00pm: Course and speed as required on J patrol

8.00pm: Darkened ship

8.30pm: Took up I patrol, course and speed as required

10.00pm: Course and speed as required on I patrol


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7 June 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 40.03, Long 26.13

2.00am: Course and speed as required on I patrol

4.30am: Proceeded as required to H patrol

6.20am: Course as require on H patrol

7.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.50am: Came to with starboard anchor at Kephalo anchorage, embarked two cot cases from H.M.S. "Exmouth"

10.35am: Embarked G.O.C.M.E.F, weighed and proceeded towards Cape Helles

11.30am: Stopped off Cape Helles and disembarked G.O.C.

12.30pm: Secured alongside [hospital ship] "Soudan" and disembarked cases

1.00pm: Cast off, course and speed as required

2.15pm: Secured alongside French transport S.S. "Annam", rigged hoses and assisted to extinguish fire in store hold

3.30pm: Cast off

4.05pm: Re-embarked G.O.C.M.E.F and proceeded, course as required

5.05pm: Entering Kephalo anchorage

5.15pm: Came to with starboard anchor and disembarked G.O.C.

6.45pm: Weighed and secured alongside collier S.S. "Sterndale"

8.00pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds


Abbreviations: G.O.C.: General Officer Commanding, M.E.F.: Mediterranean Expeditionary Force.


The Wreck Site lists a probable reference to S.S "Annam".

Tees Built Ships lists a probable reference to S.S. "Sterndale".


Kephalo is also known as Kefalo Burnu, the eastern most point of Gökçeada.


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8 June 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 40.2, Long 26.0 [Approximate position]

5.00am: Hands preparing ship for coaling

5.15am: Commenced coaling

8.40am: Finished coaling, received 60 tons, cast off from collier and came to with starboard anchor

11.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

4.00pm: Evening quarters

6.00pm: Weighed and proceeded, course as required, towards Cape Helles

7.15pm: Stopped and as required

7.30pm: Closed Kumkale with minesweepers

10.00pm: Course and speed as required on I patrol


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9 June 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 40.2, Long 26.0 [Approximate position]

2.00am: Course and speed as required on I patrol

4.30am: Proceeded to G patrol

5.00am: Course as required on G patrol

7.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

7.30am: Proceeded towards Kephalo anchorage

9.00am: Arrived at Kephalo

9.15am: Returned to G patrol

10.40am: Proceeded as required to Kephalo

11.15am: Speed as required entering Kephalo

11.35am: Secured alongside H.M.S. "Blenheim"

12.05pm: Cast off from H.M.S. "Blenheim"

12.15pm: Came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Kephalo lighthouse N73E, house S13E, Kusu Point North

4.00pm: Evening quarters

8.00pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds


Kusu Bay is located off Kuzu Limanı, Gökçeada.

Kusu Point is located at the north end of Kusu Bay.


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10 June 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 40.2, Long 26.0 [Approximate position]

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.15am: Divisions

10.00am: Hands employed as required

4.00pm: Evening quarters

8.00pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds


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11 June 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 40.2, Long 26.0 [Approximate position]

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.15am: Divisions

10.00am: Hands employed on weekly test of torpedoes, etcetera

12.30pm: Lost overboard by accident: bags, coal, pattern number 4, three in number; brushes, scrubber, hand, pattern 459, three in number

4.00pm: Evening quarters

8.00pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds


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12 June 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 40.2, Long 26.0 [Approximate position]

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.15am: Divisions

10.00am: Hands employed as required

1.30pm: Weighed and proceeded, course and speed as required leaving harbour

2.20pm: Kephalo lighthouse North 1.7 miles

5.00pm: Course as required entering Mudros Bay

6.00pm: Arrived Mudros and closed H.M.S. "Hussar"

6.10pm: Came to with starboard anchor

6.50pm: Weighed and proceeded alongside collier S.S. "Tabarka"

7.30pm: Commenced coaling

8.20pm: Hands to supper

8.50pm: Resumed coaling

10.00pm: Finished coaling, received 55 tons


The Wreck Site lists a probable reference to S.S "Tabarka".


Kephalo is also known as Kefalo Burnu, the eastern most point of Gökçeada.

Mudros is also spelled as Moudros.


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13 June 1915

At Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

6.15am: Hands employed cleaning ship

7.45am: Cast off from collier and came to with starboard anchor

9.15am: Divisions

12.30pm: Lost overboard by accident sinkers 24 lbs., pattern number 1272, one in number

4.00pm: Evening quarters

7.00pm: Weighed and proceeded, course and speed as required leaving harbour

8.20pm: Shaped course S16W, speed 8 knots, S.S. "Swanley" and trawler 362 in company

9.00pm: Rounds


The Clydebuilt database lists a probable reference to S.S. "Swanley".


Mudros is also spelled as Moudros.


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14 June 1915

From Mudros to Malta

Lat 37.68, Long 24.25

1.10am: Sighted Lithari light bearing S50W

3.50am: Lithari light abeam 1.5 miles

5.30am: Stopped to speak trawler 362, course and speed as required. S.S. "Swanley" took trawler in tow

6.30am: Proceeded

7.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.00am: Phassa light S22W, Doro Point S72W

9.35am: Phassa lighthouse abeam

10.00am: Hands employed as required

1.52pm: St. Georgio lighthouse abeam 3.1 miles

5.37pm: Pulo Belo lighthouse abeam 4 miles

8.30pm: Cape Malea light abeam ½ miles

8.50pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds

9.52pm: Spathi light abeam 1½ miles


Phassa is also known as Akra Fassa.

Doro Island is also known as Nisis Arapis.

St. Georgio is also known as Gios Georgios.

Pulo Belo, or Belopulo, is also known as Velopoula.

Cape Malea is also known as Akra Maleas.

Spathi, or Akra Spathi, is the southern most cape of Cythera, or Kythira.


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15 June 1915

From Mudros to Malta

Lat 36.12, Long 19.87

12.02am: Cape Matapan lighthouse abeam 3.3 miles

7.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.00am: Hands employed as required

4.45pm: Evening quarters

6.00pm: Streamed patent log

8.30pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Rounds


Cape Matapan is also known as Cape Tainaron, or Cape Tenaro.


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16 June 1915

From Mudros to Malta [and at Malta]

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

7.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.00am: Handed log 194.1

9.45am: Entered Valletta Harbour, course and speed as required

10.30am: Secured to buoys F and F'

11.00am: Clocks retarded 1 hour to standard time Malta

11.45am: Paid money

12.30pm: Leave to watch and part [of watch] from 4.30pm to 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds


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17 June 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.00am: Hands employed spreading awnings, etcetera

10.00am: Hands employed as required

12.30pm: General leave to port watch from 4.30pm to 7.00am 20th. Leave to part of watch from 4.30pm to 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds


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18 June 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.00am: Hands employed as required

12.30pm: Leave to part of watch from 4.30pm to 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds


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19 June 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.00am: Hands employed as required

12.30pm: Leave to part of watch from 4.30pm to 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds


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20 June 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.00am: Hands employed as required

9.30am: Landed church parties.

12.30pm: General leave to starboard watch from 1.00pm to 7.00am 23rd. Leave to part of watch from 4.00pm to 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds


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21 June 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.00am: Hands employed as required

10.05am: Cast off from buoys and shifted to Hamilton Wharf

12.30pm: Leave to part of watch from 4.30pm to 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds


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22 June 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.00am: Hands employed as required

12.30pm: Leave to part of watch from 4.30pm to 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds


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23 June 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.00am: Hands employed as required

10.15am: Returned torpedoes to store

12.30pm: Leave to watch and part [of watch] from 5.00pm to 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds


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24 June 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.00am: Hands employed as required

10.00am: Hands employed as required

12.30pm: Leave to watch and part [of watch] from 5.00pm to 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds


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25 June 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.00am: Hands employed as required

10.00am: Hands employed scraping hull

12.30pm: Leave to watch and part [of watch] from 5.00pm to 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds


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26 June 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

7.00am: Hands employed as required

10.00am: Hands employed scraping hull

12.30pm: Leave to watch and part [of watch] from 1.00pm to 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds


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27 June 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

7.00am: Hands employed clearing up decks

9.30am: Landed church parties

12.30pm: Leave to watch and part [of watch] from 1.00pm to 7.00am

6.00pm: Landed patrol

9.00pm: Rounds

11.15pm: Patrol returned


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28 June 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

7.00am: Hands employed clearing up decks

10.00am: Hands employed scraping hull

12.30pm: Leave to watch and part [of watch] from 5.00pm to 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds


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29 June 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

7.00am: Hands employed clearing up decks

10.00am: Hands employed chipping hull

12.30pm: Leave to watch and part [of watch] from 5.00pm to 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds


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30 June 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

7.00am: Hands employed clearing up decks

8.40am: Tug alongside

9.35am: Docked ship in number 1 dock

12.30pm: Leave to watch and part [of watch] from 5.00pm to 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds


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[Back cover of log book]



LOGS FOR JULY 1915


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[Front cover of log book]


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[Handwritten]

This is to certify that this is the original log of H.M.S. "Usk" from:

1st July to 31st July 1915.


[Signed by] Wellwood G.C. Maxwell, Lieutenant Commander


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Distance run per hour – knots

Coal expended for all purposes per hour – tons

Distance run per ton of coal – knots

Date when this information was obtained by actual experiment

At authorised power with natural draught = the unit

25

12

2.08

Dec. 03

"With all despatch" (the maximum power attainable for 24 hours) = 4/5 the unit

23.5

5.5

4.35

Oct. 04

"With despatch" (the maximum sea-going speed while the coal lasts) = 3/5 the unit

22

4.25

5.20

Oct. 04

"With moderate despatch" = 2/5 the unit

22

2.8

7.1

Sept. 04

"At ordinary speed" = 1/5 the unit

16

1.3

11.8

Sept. 04

"At most economical speed" = as determined by trial and in accordance with the varying conditions of wind and weather

10

0.7

14.2

Oct. 04


[Signed by] Wellwood G.C. Maxwell, Captain, 1 August 1915


H.M.S. "Blenheim" 21st August 1915

Submitted, observing: No remarks. [Signed by] H.L. Hammond Engineer Lieutenant Commander for Engineer Commander (D)


H.M.S. "Blenheim" 22 August 1915 [Signed by] C.P.R. Coode Captain (D) Fifth Destroyer Flotilla


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Barometer

Mercurial or Aneroid

Aneroid





Name of Maker and number

Short and Mason Ltd. Number 1858





Height of cistern above sea

-





Error of Mercurial Barometer

-






Thermometers for Air Temperature

Position in Ship

Portable





Whether in screen








Date

Maker and No.

S. & A. Calderara

From


To



Thermometers for Sea Temperature



Date

Maker and No.

S. & A. Calderara

From


To



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1 July 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

7.00am: Hands employed heaving out cables

10.00am: Hands employed scraping hull

12.30pm: Leave to watch and part [of watch] from 5.00pm to 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds


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2 July 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

7.15am: Landed funeral party

10.05am: Funeral party returned

12.30pm: Leave to watch and part [of watch] from 5.00pm to 7.00am

6.00pm: Read warrant

9.00pm: Rounds


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3 July 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

7.00am: Hands employed clearing up decks

10.00am: Hands employed scraping hull

12.30pm: Leave for watch and part [of watch] from 1.00pm to 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds


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4 July 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

7.45am: Landed Roman Catholic church party

9.20am: Landed Wesleyan and Presbyterian church parties

9.50am: Divisions

10.05am: Landed church party

12.30pm: Leave to watch and part [of watch] from 1.00pm to 7.00am

2.00pm: Stoker Nelson placed on sick list

9.00pm: Rounds


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5 July 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

7.00am: Hands employed clearing up decks

8.15am: Landed funeral party

10.25am: Funeral party returned

12.30pm: Leave to watch and part [of watch] from 5.00pm to 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds


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6 July 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

7.00am: Hands employed clearing up decks

10.00am: Hands employed scraping hull

12.30pm: Leave to watch and part [of watch] from 5.00pm to 7.00am

6.30pm: Exercised fire quarters

9.00pm: Rounds


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7 July 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

7.00am: Hands employed clearing up decks

10.00am: Hands employed scraping hull

12.30pm: Leave to watch and part [of watch] from 5.00pm to 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds


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8 July 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

7.00am: Hands employed clearing up decks

10.00am: Hands employed painting hull

12.30pm: Leave to watch and part [of watch] from 5.00pm to 7.00am

2.00pm: Hands employed painting mess decks

9.00pm: Rounds


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9 July 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

7.00am: Hands employed clearing up decks

10.00am: Hands employed painting mess decks, etcetera

12.30pm: Leave to watch and part [of watch] from 5.00pm to 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds


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10 July 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

7.00am: Hands employed clearing up decks

10.00am: Stoker Nelson returned to duty

12.30pm: Leave to watch and part [of watch] from 1.00pm to 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds


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11 July 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

7.00am: Hands employed clearing up decks

9.30am: Landed church parties

9.55am: Divisions, landed church party

12.30pm: Leave to watch and part [of watch] from 1.00pm to 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds


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12 July 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

7.00am: Hands employed clearing up decks

10.00am: Hands employed as required

12.30pm: Leave to watch and part [of watch] from 5.00pm to 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds


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13 July 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

7.00am: Hands employed clearing up decks

10.00am: Hands employed as required

11.35am: One able seaman put under arrest

12.30pm: Leave to watch and part [of watch] from 5.00pm to 7.00am

7.30pm: Discharged prisoner to H.M.S. "Lord Nelson"

9.00pm: Rounds


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14 July 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

7.00am: Hands employed clearing up decks

8.30am: Commenced flooding dock

10.30am: Ship re-floated, hauled out of dock and secured alongside S.S. "Isis"

12.30pm: Leave to watch and part [of watch] from 5.00pm to 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds


The Clydebuilt database lists a possible reference to S.S. "Isis".


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15 July 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

7.00am: Hands employed clearing up decks

10.00am: Hands employed as required

12.30pm: Leave to watch and part [of watch] from 5.00pm to 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds


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16 July 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

7.00am: Hands employed clearing up decks

10.00am: Hands employed washing decks

12.30pm: Leave to watch and part [of watch] from 5.00pm to 7.00am

4.40pm: Despatched funeral party

6.30pm: Funeral party returned

9.00pm: Rounds


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17 July 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

7.00am: Hands employed clearing up decks

10.00am: Hands employed as required

12.30pm: Leave to watch and part [of watch] from 1.00pm to 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds


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18 July 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.00am: S.S. "Isis" sailed, hauled alongside machinery wharf

9.30am: Landed church parties

9.55am: Divisions

10.10am: Landed church party

12.30pm: Leave to watch and part [of watch] from 1.00pm to 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds


The Clydebuilt database lists a possible reference to S.S. "Isis".


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19 July 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

7.00am: Hands employed clearing up decks

10.00am: Hands employed as required

12.30pm: Leave to watch and part [of watch] from 5.00pm to 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds


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20 July 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

7.00am: Hands employed clearing up decks

10.00am: Hands employed as required

12.30pm: Leave to watch and part [of watch] from 5.00pm to 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds


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21 July 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

7.00am: Hands employed clearing up decks

10.00am: Hands employed as required

12.30pm: Leave to watch and part [of watch] from 5.00pm to 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds


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22 July 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

7.00am: Hands employed clearing up decks

9.00am: Rounds

12.30pm: Leave to watch and part [of watch] from 5.00pm to 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds


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23 July 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

7.00am: Hands employed clearing up decks

8.00am: One absentee

8.15am: Hands employed as required

11.20am: Lieutenant Clayton R.N.R. discharged to H.M.S. "Arno"

12.30pm: Leave to watch and part [of watch] from 5.00pm to 7.00am

1.15pm: Hands employed as required

9.00pm: Rounds correct


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24 July 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

7.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.15am: Hands employed cleaning ship

1.00pm: Leave to watch and part [of watch] from 1.00pm to 7.00am. Hands make and mend clothes

9.00pm: Rounds correct


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25 July 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

7.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.30am: Divisions

9.15am: Landed church parties

10.15am: Landed Church of England party to dockyard church

11.55am: Church parties returned

12.30pm: Leave to watch and part [of watch] from 5.00pm to 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds correct


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26 July 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

7.00am: Hands employed as required

8.15am: Hands employed as required

12.30pm: Leave to watch and part [of watch] from 5.00pm to 7.00am

1.15pm: Hands employed as required

9.00pm: Rounds correct


4caf8c0ccadfd3419703450e: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-66571/ADM 53-66571-016_1.jpg)


27 July 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

7.00am: Hands employed clearing up decks

8.15am: Hands employed as required

12.30pm: Leave to watch and part [of watch] from 5.00pm to 7.00am

1.15pm: Hands employed as required

9.00pm: Rounds correct


4caf8c0ccadfd3419703450f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-66571/ADM 53-66571-017_0.jpg)


28 July 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

7.00am: Hands employed clearing up decks

9.00am: Hands employed as required

12.30pm: Leave to watch and part [of watch] from 5.00pm to 7.00am

1.15pm: Hands employed as required

9.00pm: Rounds correct


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29 July 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

7.00am: Hands employed clearing up decks

8.15am: Hands employed disembarking all ammunition

12.30pm: Leave to watch and part [of watch] from 5.00pm to 7.00am

1.15pm: Hands employed working ammunition

4.05pm: Ammunition lighter left ship

9.00pm: Rounds correct


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30 July 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

7.00am: Hands employed clearing up decks

9.00am: Hands employed getting out provisions

11.30am: Paid monthly advance

12.30pm: Leave to watch and part [of watch] from 5.00pm to 7.00am

1.15pm: Hands employed about provisions

2.30pm: Discharged one leading stoker to "M15"

9.00pm: Rounds correct


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31 July 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

7.00am: Hands cleaning ship

8.15am: Hands employed cleaning ship

12.30pm: Hands make and mend clothes, packed bags, etcetera

4.30pm: Reduced to care and maintenance crew, remaining one gunner, one engineer officer, eleven men. Ship's company discharged to H.M.S. "Jonquill" [The log-keeper most probably made a spelling mistake and meant H.M.S. "Jonquil"]


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[An inserted note]

THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES


Document reference:

ADM 53/66571


The following folio/folios are blank and have not been filmed:

32-62


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[Back cover of log book]



LOGS FOR AUGUST 1915


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[Front cover of log book]


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[Handwritten]

Log for September 1915 has been aspired into new book in order to confirm with Capt. D's T.M. 117 and R/73/15


[Signed by] Richard C.A. Littleton, Lieutenant


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Distance run per hour – knots

Coal expended for all purposes per hour – tons

Distance run per ton of coal – knots

Date when this information was obtained by actual experiment

At authorised power with natural draught = the unit

25

12

2.08

Dec. 03

"With all despatch" (the maximum power attainable for 24 hours) = 4/5 the unit

23.5

5.5

4.27

Oct. 04

"With despatch" (the maximum sea-going speed while the coal lasts) = 3/5 the unit

22

4.25

5.17

Oct. 04

"With moderate despatch" = 2/5 the unit

22

2.8

7.8

Sept. 04

"At ordinary speed" = 1/5 the unit

16

1.3

12.3

Sept. 04

"At most economical speed" = as determined by trial and in accordance with the varying conditions of wind and weather

10

0.7

14.2

Oct. 04


[Signed by] Richard C.A. Littleton, Lieutenant, 24 October 1915


H.M.S. "Blenheim" 26 October 1915

Submitted, observing: No remarks. [Signed by] H.L. Hammond Engineer Lieutenant Commander for Engineer Commander (D)


H.M.S. "Blenheim" 28 October 1915 [Signed by] P. Pitts Acting Captain (D) Fifth Destroyer Flotilla


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[Handwritten]

Barometer:

Mercurial or Aneroid: Aneroid

Name of maker and number: Short & Mason Ltd. Number 1858


Thermometer for air temperature and sea:

Position in ship: Portable

Whether in screen:

Makers: S. & A. Calderara


This is to certify that this is the original log of H.M.S. "Usk" from the 1st to 31st August 1915.


[Signed by] Richard C.A. Littleton, Lieutenant


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1 August 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

12.30am: Care and maintenance crew: one gunner, one engineer officer, one chief engine room artificer, one chief stoker, one petty officer, four seamen, four stokers

7.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.45am: Cleared up decks

9.30am: Divisions. Landed church parties

1.00pm: Leave to watch from 1.00pm to 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds correct


4caf8c0ccadfd3419703451d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-66572/ADM 53-66572-004_0.jpg)


2 August 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

7.00am: Hands employed as required

8.45am: Hands employed cleaning magazine and shell-room

12.30pm: Hands make and mend clothes

1.00pm: Leave to watch from 1.00pm to 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds correct


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3 August 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

8.00am: Hands employed cleaning mess decks

1.05pm: Hands employed as required

2.00pm: Sent effects of the late F.W. Morgan able seaman to Naval Stores Office for shipment to England

5.00pm: Leave to watch from 5.00pm to 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds correct


Though not mentioned in the logs before, F.W. Morgan died at 12 June 1915. He is listed at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.


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4 August 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

8.00am: Hands employed returning and stowing provisions

12.30pm: Leave to watch from 5.00pm to 7.00am

1.05pm: Hands employed painting fore starboard magazine and shell room

9.00pm: Rounds correct


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5 August 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

8.00am: Hands employed as required

2.00pm: Hands employed as required

5.00pm: Leave to watch from 5.00pm to 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds correct


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6 August 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

8.00am: Hands employed as required

2.00pm: Hands employed cleaning provisions and storerooms

5.00pm: Leave to watch from 5.00pm to 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds correct


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7 August 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

8.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

12.30pm: Hands make and mend clothes

1.00pm: Leave to watch from 1.00pm to 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds correct


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8 August 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

7.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.30am: Landed church parties

12.30pm: Leave to watch from 1.00pm to 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds correct


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9 August 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

8.00am: Hands employed cleaning and painting storerooms

2.00pm: Hands employed cleaning storerooms

5.00pm: Leave to watch from 5.00pm to 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds correct


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10 August 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

8.00am: Hands employed dismounting and cleaning Maxim and anti-aircraft mounting

1.00pm: Hands employed fitting mooring wires

5.00pm: Leave to watch from 5.00pm to 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds correct


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11 August 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

7.20am: Shifted berth from machinery wharf to boiler wharf

8.00am: Hands employed clearing out stores

1.00pm: Hands employed cleaning and painting storerooms

5.00pm: Leave to watch from 5.00pm to 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds correct


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12 August 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

8.00am: Hands employed clearing warhead magazine

1.00pm: Hands employed cleaning and painting warhead magazine

5.00pm: Leave to watch from 5.00pm to 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds correct


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13 August 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

8.00am: Hands employed cleaning out wardroom storeroom

12.30pm: Shifted berth to gun mounting wharf

1.00pm: Hands employed mustering lifebelts and as required

5.00pm: Leave to watch from 5.00pm to 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds correct


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14 August 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

7.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.45am: Hands employed cleaning ship

12.30pm: Hands make and mend clothes

1.00pm: Leave to watch from 1.00pm to 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds correct


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15 August 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

7.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.30am: Landed church parties

1.00pm: Leave to watch from 1.00pm to 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds correct


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16 August 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

8.00am: Hands employed as required

1.00pm: Hands employed cleaning and painting starboard provision room

5.00pm: Leave to watch from 5.00pm to 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds correct


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17 August 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

8.00am: Hands employed cleaning and painting storerooms

1.00pm: Hands employed painting storerooms

5.00pm: Leave to watch from 5.00pm to 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds correct


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18 August 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

7.45am: Shifted berth to boiler wharf

8.00am: Hands employed cleaning and painting port magazine

1.00pm: Hands employed painting magazine

5.00pm: Leave to watch from 5.00pm to 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds correct


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19 August 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

7.00am: Shifted berth, placed alongside H.M.S. "Harrier" at gun mounting wharf

9.00am: Hands employed as required

1.00pm: Hands employed as required

5.00pm: Leave to watch from 5.00pm to 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds correct


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20 August 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

8.00am: Hands employed returning medical chest and stores to Royal Navy hospital

1.00pm: Hands employed as required

3.45pm: Shifted berth to boiler wharf

5.00pm: Leave to watch from 5.00pm to 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds correct


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21 August 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

8.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.30am: Shifted berth and placed alongside H.M.S. "Harrier"

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes. Leave to watch from 1.00pm to 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds correct


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22 August 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

7.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.30am: Landed church parties

1.00pm: Leave to watch from 1.00pm to 7.00am


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23 August 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

5.00am: Heavy thunderstorm

8.00am: Hands employed drawing stores and as required

1.15pm: Hands employed drawing stores and as required

5.00pm: Leave to watch from 5.00pm to 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds correct


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24 August 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

8.00am: Hands employed painting and scraping

1.15pm: Hands employed painting

5.00pm: Leave to watch from 5.00pm to 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds correct


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25 August 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

8.00am: Hands employed painting and as required

1.15pm: Hands employed cleaning and painting bilges

5.00pm: Leave to watch from 5.00pm to 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds


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26 August 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

8.00am: Hands employed as required

1.15pm: Hands employed as required

5.00pm: Leave to watch from 5.00pm to 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds


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27 August 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

8.00am: Hands employed as required

1.15pm: Hands employed as required

5.00pm: Leave to watch from 5.00pm to 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds


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28 August 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

8.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

12.30pm: Hands make and mend clothes

1.00pm: Leave to watch from 1.00pm to 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds


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29 August 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

8.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.30am: Landed church parties

1.00pm: Leave to watch from 1.00pm to 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds


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30 August 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

8.00am: Hands employed as required

1.30pm: Hands employed as required

5.00pm: Leave to watch from 5.00pm to 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds


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31 August 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

8.00am: Hands employed as required

1.30pm: Hands employed as required

5.00pm: Leave to watch from 5.00pm to 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds



The pages for September 1915 overlap those in the next log-book.

For readability the days from this log-book have been moved to the next log-book.



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[Back cover of log book]



LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1915


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[Front cover of log book]


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Distance run per hour – knots

Coal expended for all purposes per hour – tons

Distance run per ton of coal – knots

Date when this information was obtained by actual experiment

At authorised power with natural draught = the unit

25

12

2.08

Dec. 03

"With all despatch" (the maximum power attainable for 24 hours) = 4/5 the unit

23.5

5.5

4.27

Oct. 04

"With despatch" (the maximum sea-going speed while the coal lasts) = 3/5 the unit

22

4.25

5.2

Oct. 04

"With moderate despatch" = 2/5 the unit

22

2.8

7.1

Sept. 04

"At ordinary speed" = 1/5 the unit

16

1.3

11.8

Sept. 04

"At most economical speed" = as determined by trial and in accordance with the varying conditions of wind and weather

10

0.7

14.2

Oct. 04


As required for war service

[Signed by] Richard C.A. Littleton, Lieutenant, 1 November 1915


H.M.S. "Blenheim" 2 November 1915

Submitted, observing: No remarks. [Signed by] H.L. Hammond Engineer Lieutenant Commander for Engineer Commander (D)


H.M.S. "Blenheim" 3rd November 1915 [Signed by] C.P.R. Coode Captain (D) Fifth Destroyer Flotilla


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[Handwritten]

Barometer:

Mercurial or Aneroid: Aneroid

Name of maker and number: Short and Mason Ltd. 1858


Thermometer for air temperature and sea:

Position in ship: Portable

Whether in screen:

Makers: S. and A. Calderara


This is to certify that this is the true copy of the log of H.M.S. "Usk" from the September 1st 1915 to October 31st 1915.


[Signed by] Richard C.A. Littleton, Lieutenant


The pages for September 1915 overlap those in the previous log-book.

For readability the entries from the previous log-book have been added above the entries for the same day in this log-book.


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1 September 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

8.00am: Hands employed as required

11.30am: Paid monthly money

1.30pm: Hands employed as required

5.00pm: Leave to watch from 5.00pm to 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds


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9.00am: Hands employed as requisite

11.30am: Paid monthly money

5.00pm: Special leave to watch from 5.00pm till 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds


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2 September 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

8.00am: Hands employed as required fitting mooring ropes

1.30pm: Hands employed as required

5.00pm: Leave to watch from 5.00pm to 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds


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8.30am: Hands employed as requisite and fitting mooring ropes

1.30pm: Hands employed as requisite

5.00pm: Leave to watch till 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds


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3 September 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

8.00am: Hands refitting jiggers and as required

1.30pm: Hands employed drawing slops and as required

5.00pm: Leave to watch from 5.00pm to 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds


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8.30am: Hands employed as requisite

1.30pm: Hands employed drawing stores and as requisite

5.00pm: Leave to watch till 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds


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4 September 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

8.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

12.30pm: Hands make and mend clothes

1.00pm: Leave to watch from 1.00pm to 7.00am

2.00pm: Number 4 boiler replaced in ship

9.00pm: Rounds


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9.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

12.30pm: Make and mend clothes

1.30pm: Leave to watch till 7.00am

2.00pm: Number 4 boiler replaced in boiler room

9.00pm: Rounds


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5 September 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

8.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.30am: Landed church parties

1.00pm: Leave to watch from 1.00pm to 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds


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7.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.30am: Landed church parties

1.00pm: Leave to watch till 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds


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6 September 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

8.00am: Hands employed cleaning out boats

1.30am: Hands employed drawing stores

5.00pm: Leave to watch from 5.00pm to 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds


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8.30am: Hands employed cleaning out boats

1.30pm: Hands employed drawing stores

5.00pm: Leave to watch till 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds


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7 September 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

8.00am: Hands employed rigging protecting pads

1.30pm: Hands employed rigging protecting pads

3.00pm: Number 3 boiler replaced in ship

5.00pm: Leave to watch from 5.00pm to 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds


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8.30am: Hands employed rigging protective mattresses

1.30pm: Hands employed as forenoon

3.00pm: Number 3 boiler replaced in boiler room

5.00pm: Leave to watch till 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds


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8 September 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

8.00am: Hands employed painting

1.30pm: Hands employed scraping guns

5.00pm: Leave to watch from 5.00pm to 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds


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8.30am: Hands employed painting

1.30pm: Hands employed scraping guns

5.00pm: Leave to watch till 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds


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9 September 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

5.30am: H.M.S. "Jupiter" arrived

8.00am: Hands employed as required

1.30pm: Hands employed as required

5.00pm: Leave to watch from 5.00pm to 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds


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5.30am: H.M.S. "Jupiter" arrived

8.30am: Hands employed as requisite

1.30pm: Hands employed as requisite

5.00pm: Leave to watch till 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds


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10 September 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

8.00am: Hands employed scraping guns

1.30pm: Hands employed as required

5.00pm: Leave to watch from 5.00pm to 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds


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8.30am: Hands employed scraping guns

1.30pm: Hands employed as requisite

5.00pm: Leave to watch till 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds


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11 September 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

8.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

12.30pm: Make and mend clothes

1.00pm: Leave to watch from 1.00pm to 7.00am

3.00pm: Shifted berth to boiler wharf

5.30pm: Number 1 boiler replaced in ship

9.00pm: Rounds


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8.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

12.30pm: Make and mend clothes. Leave to watch till 7.00am

5.30pm: Number 1 boiler replaced

9.00pm: Rounds


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12 September 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

8.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.30am: Landed church parties. Shifted berth to gun mounting wharf

1.00pm: Leave to watch from 1.00pm to 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds


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7.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.30am: Landed church parties

10.00am: Shifted berth to gun mounting wharf

1.00pm: Leave to watch till 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds


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13 September 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

8.00am: Hands employed scraping guns

1.30pm: Hands employed scraping guns

5.00pm: Leave to watch from 5.00pm to 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds


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8.30am: Hands employed scraping guns

1.30pm: Hands employed scraping guns

5.00pm: Leave to watch till 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds


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14 September 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

8.00am: Hands employed scraping guns

1.30pm: Hands employed scraping and painting guns

5.00pm: Leave to watch from 5.00pm to 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds


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8.30am: Hands employed scraping guns

1.30pm: Hands employed scraping and painting guns

5.00pm: Leave to watch till 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds


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15 September 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

8.00am: Hands employed scraping and painting guns

1.30pm: Hands employed scraping guns

5.00pm: Leave to watch from 5.00pm to 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds


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8.00am: Hands employed scraping and painting guns

1.30pm: Hands employed as requisite

5.00pm: Leave to watch till 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds


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16 September 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

8.00am: Hands employed as required

1.30pm: Hands employed as required

5.00pm: Leave to watch from 5.00pm to 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds


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8.30am: Hands employed as requisite

1.30pm: Hands employed as requisite

5.00pm: Leave to watch from 5.00pm to 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds


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17 September 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

8.00am: Hands employed painting whaler

1.30pm: Hands employed painting whaler

5.00pm: Leave to watch from 5.00pm to 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds


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8.30am: Hands employed painting whaler

1.30pm: Hands employed painting whaler

5.00pm: Leave to watch till 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds


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18 September 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

8.00am: Hands employed as required

12.30pm: Hands make and mend clothes

1.00pm: Leave to watch from 1.00pm to 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds


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8.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.00pm: Rounds


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19 September 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

7.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.30am: Landed church parties

1.00pm: Leave to watch from 1.00pm to 7.00am


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7.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.30am: Landed church parties

1.00pm: Leave to watch till 7.00am


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20 September 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

8.00am: Hands employed as required

1.30pm: Hands employed provisioning ship

5.00pm: Leave to watch from 5.00pm to 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds


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8.30am: Hands employed as requisite

1.30pm: Hands employed provisioning ship

5.00pm: Leave to watch from till 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds


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21 September 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.45am: H.M.S. "Foresight" and H.M.S. "TB.17" arrived

8.00am: Hands employed stowing provisions

10.00am: Ship's company rejoined ship

1.30pm: Hands employed as required

2.30pm: Leave to watch and part [of watch] to 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds


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6.45am: H.M.S. "Foresight" and H.M.S. "TB.17" arrived

8.30am: Hands employed stowing provisions

10.20am: Ship's company rejoined ship

1.20pm: Hands employed as requisite

2.30pm: Leave to watch and part [of watch] till 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds


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22 September 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.00am: Hands employed clearing up decks

7.45am: Hands employed painting boats and as required

1.15pm: Hands employed painting boats and as required

5.00pm: Leave to watch and part [of watch] from 5.00pm to 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds


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6.00am: Hands employed clearing up decks

7.45am: Hands employed clearing up and painting boats

1.15pm: Hands employed painting boats and as requisite

5.00pm: Leave to watch and part [of watch] till 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds


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23 September 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.00am: Hands employed clearing up decks

8.30am: Hands employed as required

2.00pm: H.M.S. "Foresight" and H.M.S. "TB.17" sailed

3.30pm: Japanese torpedo boat destroyer arrived

5.00pm: Leave to watch and part [of watch] from 5.00pm to 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds


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6.30am: Hands employed clearing up decks

8.30am: Hands employed as requisite

2.00pm: H.M.S. "Foresight" and H.M.S. "TB.17" sailed. Japanese torpedo boat destroyer arrived

5.00pm: Leave to watch and part [of watch] till 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds


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24 September 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.00am: Hands employed as required

1.15pm: Hands employed as required. Japanese torpedo boat destroyer sailed

4.30pm: Leave to watch and part [of watch] from 4.30pm to 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds


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6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.30am: Hands employed as requisite

1.15pm: Hands employed as requisite. Japanese torpedo boat destroyer sailed

4.30pm: Leave to watch and part [of watch] till 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds


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25 September 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

12.30pm: Make and mend clothes

1.00pm: Leave to watch and part [of watch] from 1.30pm to 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds


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6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

12.30pm: Make and mend clothes

1.00pm: Leave to watch and part [of watch] till 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds


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26 September 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.30am: Torpedo boat destroyers H.M.S. "Laforey", H.M.S. "Louis", H.M.S. "Lawford" and H.M.S. "Lydiard" arrived

9.30am: Landed church parties

10.20am: Church of England party to dockyard church

1.00pm: Leave to watch and part [of watch] from 1.00pm to 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds


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6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.30am: H.M.S. "Laforey", H.M.S. "Louis", H.M.S. "Lydiard", H.M.S. "Lawford" arrived

9.30am: Landed church parties

10.20am: Church of England party to dockyard church

1.00pm: Leave to watch and part [of watch] till 7.00am

7.00pm: Lieutenant R.C.A. Littleton joined from S.S. "Royal George" and took over command

9.00pm: Rounds


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27 September 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.30am: Hands employed loading ammunition

8.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

11.00am: Hands employed embarking ammunition

1.15pm: Hands employed stowing ammunition. H.M.S. "Terrible" arrived

2.30pm: H.M.S. "Lawford" sailed

4.30pm: Leave to watch and part [of watch] from 4.30pm to 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds

9.30pm: H.M.S. "Lydiard" sailed


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6.30am: Hands employed loading ammunition

8.30am: Hands employed as requisite

11.00am: Hands employed embarking ammunition

1.15pm: Hands employed stowing ammunition

2.00pm: H.M.S. "Terrible" arrived

3.30pm: H.M.S. "Lawford" sailed

5.00pm: Leave to watch and part [of watch] till 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds

9.30pm: H.M.S. "Lydiard" sailed


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28 September 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

7.45am: Hands employed as required

8.00am: Leave to watch from 8.00am Tuesday to 8.00am Wednesday

9.10am: H.M.S. "Laforey" sailed

11.10am: H.M.S. "Louis" sailed

1.15pm: Hands employed as required

5.00pm: Leave to watch and part [of watch] from 5.00pm to 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds


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6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

7.45am: Hands employed as requisite

8.00am: Leave to watch from 8.00am Tuesday to 8.00am Wednesday

9.10am: H.M.S. "Laforey" sailed

11.10am: H.M.S. "Louis" sailed

1.15pm: Hands employed as requisite

5.00pm: Leave to part of watch till 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds


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29 September 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

7.45am: Hands employed returning awnings to lay apart store

8.00am: Leave to watch from 8.00am Wednesday to 8.00am Thursday

1.15pm: Hands employed as required

4.30pm: Hands employed embarking torpedoes

5.00pm: Leave to watch and part [of watch] from 5.00pm to 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds


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6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

7.45am: Hands employed returning awnings to lay apart store

8.00am: Leave to watch till 7.00am Thursday

1.15pm: Hands employed as requisite

4.30pm: Hands employed embarking torpedoes

5.00pm: Leave to part of watch till 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds


A lay apart store is a store for equipment from vessels under repair.


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30 September 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

7.00am: H.M.S. "Bulldog", H.M.S. "Grasshopper" and H.M.S. "Racoon" arrived

8.00am: Hands employed painting water line

1.15pm: Hands employed as required

5.00pm: Leave to watch and part [of watch] from 5.00pm to 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds


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6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

7.00am: H.M.S. "Bulldog", H.M.S. "Grasshopper" and H.M.S. "Racoon" arrived

8.00am: Hands employed painting waterline

1.15pm: Hands employed as requisite

5.00pm: Leave to watch and part [of watch] till 7.00am

9.00pm: Rounds



LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1915


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1 October 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

10.00am: Hands employed as requisite

2.25pm: H.M.S. "Exmouth" arrived

4.00pm: H.M.S. "Bulldog", H.M.S. "Grasshopper" and H.M.S. "Racoon" left

4.30pm: Leave to part of watch from 4.30pm to 7.00am

5.00pm: H.M.S. "Magnificent" arrived

6.00pm: H.M.S. "Harrier" left

9.00pm: Rounds


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2 October 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Hands employed as requisite

11.15am: H.M.S. "Mars" left

Noon: H.M.S. "Hannibal" arrived

1.00pm: Leave to watch and part [of watch] from 1.00pm till 7.00am

4.30pm: Landed picket

5.15pm: H.M.S. "Forward" and H.M.S. "TB.30" arrived

9.00pm: Rounds

9.30pm: Picket returned on board


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3 October 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.30am: Landed church parties

10.00am: H.M.S. "Basilisk" secured alongside

11.30am: Church parties returned

1.00pm: Leave to watch and part [of watch] from 1.00pm till 7.00am

5.45pm: H.M.S. "Forward" and H.M.S. "TB.30" left


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4 October 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

7.30am: Moved into number 3 dock

8.25am: Hands employed as requisite

10.00am: Lost overboard by accident one pair pliers pattern number 168

1.00pm: Hands employed painting guns

2.00pm: Leave to watch and part [of watch] from 4.30pm till 7.00am

5.00pm: Exercised fire stations

5.40pm: H.M.S. "Magnificent" and H.M.S. "Hannibal" sailed

9.00pm: Rounds


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5 October 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

7.15am: Commenced flooding dock

9.00am: Ship moved out of dock and secured boiler wharf

10.00am: Hands employed as requisite

1.00pm: Leave to watch and part [of watch] from 4.30pm till 7.00am

1.15pm: Hands employed painting ship's side

5.15pm: Patrol landed

9.00pm: Rounds

9.15pm: Patrol returned on board


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6 October 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

7.00am: Coal lighters came alongside. H.M.S. "Bacchante" arrived

9.00am: Hands employed as requisite

11.30am: Shifted billet alongside H.M.S. "Basilisk"

1.00pm: Commenced coaling

9.00pm: Rounds


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7 October 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Hands employed as requisite

3.00pm: Shifted to buoy, swung ship

5.40pm: Secured alongside wall


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8 October 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.15am: Shifted billet

7.00am: Hands cleaning ship

8.00am: One rating discharged to hospital

8.30am: Hands employed as requisite

9.00am: H.M.S. "Basilisk" left harbour

10.20am: H.M.S. "Basilisk" returned

1.15pm: Hands employed painting

5.00pm: Landed picket

9.00pm: Rounds


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9 October 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

10.30am: Ship moved to gun mounting wharf

11.00am: Hands employed as required

1.30pm: Landed patrol

3.30pm: Ammunition lighters came alongside

5.40pm: Hands ammunitioning ship

9.00pm: Rounds


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10 October 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

7.00am: Discharged able seaman Parker to H.M.S. "Egmont"

9.30am: Landed church parties

11.30am: Church parties returned

1.00pm: Leave to watch and part [of watch] from 1.00pm till 7.00am

3.00pm: H.M.S. "Rattlesnake" arrived


H.M.S. "Egmont" was not a ship, but in fact Fort St. Angelo.


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11 October 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

7.45am: Commenced coaling

10.30am: Finished coaling

11.00am: Hands cleaning ship

1.30pm: Slipped and proceeded course and speed as required leaving harbour

2.30pm: Commenced full speed trial

3.30pm: Reduced speed

5.15pm: Stopped, towed alongside gun wharf

6.00pm: Took in three torpedoes

6.30pm: Leave to watch and part [of watch] from 6.30pm till 7.00am


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12 October 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

7.45am: Coal lighter came alongside

9.00am: Hands employed as requisite

11.15am: Trawler number 33 came alongside

9.00pm: Rounds

9.30pm: Landed fire party

11.30pm: Fire party returned


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13 October 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship and securing for sea

1.30pm: Slipped and proceeded as required out of harbour

2.00pm: Stopped

3.45pm: Escorting S.S. "Quantock" and S.S. "Slemish"

8.30pm: Rounds


Tees Built Ships lists a possible reference to S.S. "Quantock".

The Wreck Site lists a possible reference to S.S "Slemish".


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14 October 1915

At sea

Lat 34.73, Long 17.53

4.30am: Put clocks back ½ hour

7.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.00am: Hands employed as requisite

10.00am: Lost overboard by accident micrometer, one in number, pattern number 763

5.00pm: Evening quarters


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15 October 1915

At sea

Lat 35.08, Long 21.30

5.00am: Put clocks on ½ hour

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Hands employed as requisite

5.20pm: Passed S.S. "Danuble" [The log-keeper most probably made a spelling mistake and meant S.S. "Danube"]

6.00pm: S.S. "Danube" joined convoy. Latitude 35°24'N, longitude 22°04'E [Lat 35.40, Long 22.07]

9.00pm: Rounds


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16 October 1915

At sea

Lat 37.45, Long 23.98

3.50am: Sighted Cape Malea light N20W

4.25am: Cape Malea abeam

9.00am: Course NE zigzagging 2 points

9.10am: Divisions, hands employed cleaning ship and as requisite

2.40pm: Sighted periscope in 37°50'N, 24°26'E [Lat 37.83, Long 24.43], increased to full speed

6.45pm: Sighted Nethan Point N1E

8.30pm: Slow both. Rounds

9.40pm: Nethan light abeam 8 miles

9.45pm: Half speed

10.45pm: Steaming around convoy


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17 October 1915

At Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

7.15am: Course as required for entering harbour

8.20am: Secured alongside collier S.S. "Margit"

8.25am: Commenced coaling

11.20am: Finished coaling, received 75 tons

11.30am: Secured alongside H.M.S. "Blenheim", disembarked torpedoes and ammunition

3.45pm: Cast off from H.M.S. "Blenheim" and came to starboard anchor

4.00pm: Shifted billet

4.20pm: Came to with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Tusli Islands S23E, point S23W, conspicuous hill N82E


The Wreck Site lists a probable reference to S.S "Margit".


Mudros is also spelled as Moudros.


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18 October 1915

At Mudros [and on patrol]

Lat 40.30, Long 26.12

5.50am: Shorted in to one shackle

6.00am: Weighed and proceeded, course as required, 10 knots out of harbour

6.35am: Kombi Island bore N70W

7.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.05am: Divisions

9.30am: Hands employed as required

10.50am: Course as required

11.20am: On H patrol

1.00pm: Course as required, speed 8 knots for patrolling off Suvla bay

5.00pm: Evening quarters, proceeded with H.M.S. "Ribble"

6.15pm: Course and speed as required patrol at entrance off Yeni Shehr

8.00pm: On patrol at entrance off Yeni Shehr, course and speed as required

8.30pm: Rounds


Kombi Island is also known as Vrachonisida Kompi.

Suvla Bay is also known as Anafartlar Koyu.

Yeni Shehr is located south of Kumkale.


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19 October 1915

On patrol

Lat 40.30, Long 26.17

1.00am: Course and speed as required for patrol off Yeni Shehr

6.10am: Proceeded 12 knots, course as required to H patrol off Suvla Bay

7.00am: Hands cleaning ship

8.15am: Patrolling off Suvla Bay

9.05am: Divisions

9.30am: Hands employed as requisite

11.00am: Course as required, speed 8 knots, patrolling off Suvla Bay

1.30pm: Course as required and speed 8 knots patrolling off Suvla Bay

4.45pm: Shaped course S6W for Cape Helles

5.00pm: Evening quarters. Patrolling entrance to Dardanelles

10.00pm: As required, on patrol south of Cape Helles


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20 October 1915

On patrol [and at Mudros]

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

2.00am: On patrol south of Cape Helles

6.25am: Proceeded for Mudros

7.00am: Hands preparing for coaling

8.20am: Cape Irene abeam 1 mile. Course as required entering harbour

9.25am: Secured alongside collier and commenced coaling

11.25am: Finished coaling, received 58 tons. Slipped and came to starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Turk's Island S8E, point of land left side S82W

2.00pm: Leave to watch 2.00pm till 6.00pm

9.00pm: Rounds


Mudros is also spelled as Moudros.

Cape Irene is also known as Akra Ayia Irini.

Turk's Island is most probably Turk's Head Island, also known as Vrachonisida Agios Nikolaos.


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21 October 1915

At Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

10.00am: Hands employed as requisite

2.00pm: Shortened in to two shackles starboard anchor and weighed port anchor

2.30pm: Weighed and proceeded out of harbour.

3.25pm: Cape Irene abeam 1 mile

6.50pm: Arrived at entrance

7.00pm: Patrolling in Morto Bay

10.00pm: On patrol in Morto Bay


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22 October 1915

On patrol

Lat 40.03, Long 26.18

2.00am: Patrolling in Morto Bay

6.00am: Patrolling in Morto Bay

6.30am: On patrol south of Cape Helles

7.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.05am: Divisions

10.00am: On patrol at entrance

Noon: Shaped course for Mudros

2.25pm: Cape Irene abeam 3 miles, course and speed as required entering harbour

3.45pm: Secured alongside collier and commenced coaling

4.35pm: Finished coaling, received 25 tons

5.20pm: Slipped and came to starboard anchor 5 shackles, port anchor 1½ shackles

9.00pm: Rounds


Mudros is also spelled as Moudros.


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23 October 1915

On patrol

Lat 39.85, Long 25.85

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship and preparing for sea

7.15am: Weighed port anchor

8.10am: Weighed and proceeded out of harbour

9.37am: Cape Irene abeam

Noon: Stopped

12.10pm: Sank mine in 39°51'N, 25°51'E [Lat 39.85, Long 25.85]

12.30pm: Proceeded

2.00pm: Arrived off Cape Helles

2.15pm: Proceeded to H patrol

3.35pm: Course as requisite patrolling off Suvla Bay

4.50pm: Proceeded to Cape Helles

5.00pm: Evening quarters

6.05pm: Arrived Cape Helles. Patrolling entrance as required

10.00pm: Patrolling off Cape Helles


Suvla Bay is also known as Anafartlar Koyu.


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24 October 1915

On patrol

Lat 40.27, Long 25.82 [The log-keeper had accidentally noted a longitude of 25°19'E (25.82)]

2.00am: On patrol off Cape Helles

6.45am: Proceeded to H [patrol] course as required

7.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.00am: Patrolling off Suvla Bay

9.30am: Divisions

10.00am: Patrolling off Suvla Bay

2.00pm: Patrolling off Suvla Bay

4.45pm: Proceeded to Kephalo

6.00pm: Patrolling off Kephalo as required

9.00pm: Patrolling off Kephalo


Kephalo is also known as Kefalo Burnu, the eastern most point of Gökçeada.


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25 October 1915

At Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

2.00am: Patrolling off Kephalo

5.00am: Course as required, patrolling off Kephalo

6.20am: Proceeded SE to clear net

7.30am: Hands preparing for coaling

9.35am: Course as required entering harbour

10.10am: Secured alongside collier and commenced coaling

10.55am: Finished coaling, received 58 tons. Slipped and came to starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: San Nikolo S30E, Turk's Island S4W, point of land left side S34W

1.00pm: Hands cleaning ship

2.00pm: Lost overboard by accident, slipping from strop while coaling, shovels, one in number, pattern number 646B

9.00pm: Rounds


Mudros is also spelled as Moudros.

San Nikolo is also known as Vrachonisida Trypiti.

Turk's Island is most probably Turk's Head Island, also known as Vrachonisida Agios Nikolaos.


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26 October 1915

At Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

1.00pm: Leave for watch 1.30pm till 5.30pm

10.00pm: Rounds


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27 October 1915

At Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

10.00am: Hands employed as requisite

1.00pm: Joined ship, mister Appleton, midshipman

1.20pm: Shortened in one shackle

1.30pm: Weighed and proceeded, course as required

2.25pm: Cape Irene abeam 1.5 miles

5.00pm: Evening quarters

5.30pm: Arrived off Cape Helles, reduced to slow

7.00pm: On patrol off Morto Bay

10.00pm: Patrolling off De Tott's battery


Cape Irene is also known as Akra Ayia Irini.

De Tott's battery is located at the southern extremity of Morto Bay.


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28 October 1915

On patrol

Lat 40.32, Long 26.20

1.00am: On patrol off Morto Bay

6.00am: Retired to entrance

6.30am: Proceeded to H [patrol]

7.40am: Patrolling off Suvla Bay as required. Hands cleaning ship

9.05am: Divisions

9.15am: Hands employed as requisite

11.00am: Patrolling off Suvla Bay as required

2.00pm: Patrolling off Suvla Bay as required

4.15pm: Shaped course S5W

5.15pm: Arrived off Cape Helles

7.00pm: Stopped and as required on patrol off Kumkale

10.00pm: Stopped and as required on patrol off Kumkale


Suvla Bay is also known as Anafartlar Koyu.


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29 October 1915

On patrol

Lat 40.30, Long 26.18

2.00am: Stopped and as required on patrol off Kumkale

5.00am: Stopped and as required on patrol off Kumkale

6.30am: Closed H.M.S. "Grampus"

6.45am: Proceeded to Suvla Bay

7.50am: Arrived Suvla Bay. Hands cleaning ship

9.05am: Divisions

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship and as requisite

11.00am: Patrolling off Suvla Bay

2.00pm: Patrolling off Suvla Bay

4.20pm: Proceeded to Cape Helles, course as required

5.00pm: Evening quarters

5.20pm: Arrived Cape Helles

7.30pm: On patrol off Cape Helles, stopped and as required

10.00pm: Stopped and as required on patrol off Kumkale


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30 October 1915

At Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

2.00am: Patrolling south of Cape Helles

6.20am: Closed H.M.S. "Harpy" for letters

6.55am: Closed H.M.S. "Lydiard" for letters

7.10am: Proceeded to Mudros. Hands employed preparing for coaling

9.00am: Hands employed preparing for coaling

9.40am: Cape Irene abeam

9.52am: Course as required entering harbour

10.45am: Secured alongside collier S.S. "Margit" and commenced coaling

1.30pm: Hands cleaning ship

9.00pm: Rounds


The Wreck Site lists a probable reference to S.S "Margit".


Mudros is also spelled as Moudros.

Cape Irene is also known as Akra Ayia Irini.


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31 October 1915

At Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship

10.00am: Divisions

5.00pm: Evening quarters

9.00pm: Rounds


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[Back cover of log book]



LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1915


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[Front cover of log book]


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[Handwritten]

This is to certify that this is the original log of H.M.S. "Usk" from November 1st to December 31st 1915.


[Signed by] Richard C.A. Littleton, Lieutenant


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Distance run per hour – knots

Coal expended for all purposes per hour – tons

Distance run per ton of coal – knots

Date when this information was obtained by actual experiment

At authorised power with natural draught = the unit

25

12

2.08

Dec. 03

"With all despatch" (the maximum power attainable for 24 hours) = 4/5 the unit

23.5

5.5

4.35

Oct. 04

"With despatch" (the maximum sea-going speed while the coal lasts) = 3/5 the unit

22

4.25

5.2

Oct. 04

"With moderate despatch" = 2/5 the unit

22

2.8

7.1

Sept. 04

"At ordinary speed" = 1/5 the unit

16

1.3

11.8

Sept. 04

"At most economical speed" = as determined by trial and in accordance with the varying conditions of wind and weather

10

0.7

14.2

Oct. 04


As required for war service

[Signed by] Richard C.A. Littleton, Lieutenant, January 1st 1916


H.M.S. "Blenheim" 4 January 1916

Submitted, observing: No remarks. [Signed by] H.L. Hammond Engineer Lieutenant Commander (D)


H.M.S. "Blenheim" 4th January 1916 [Signed by] C.P.R. Coode Captain (D) Fifth Destroyer Flotilla


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Barometer

Mercurial or Aneroid

Aneroid





Name of Maker and number

Short and Mason Ltd.

1853




Height of cistern above sea

-





Error of Mercurial Barometer

-






Thermometers for Air Temperature

Position in Ship

Portable





Whether in screen








Date

Maker and No.

S. & A. Calderara

From


To



Thermometers for Sea Temperature



Date

Maker and No.


From


To



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1 November 1915

At Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

8.45am: Divisions

9.30am: Hands employed as requisite

1.00pm: Leave to watch from 1.30pm till 5.00pm

5.00pm: Evening quarters

9.00pm: Rounds


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2 November 1915

On patrol [and at Mudros]

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

8.15am: Weighed port anchor

10.00am: Hands employed as required

11.00am: Weighed and proceeded as required, closed H.M.T. "Aragon"

11.15am: Stopped and embarked colonel Bainbridge

11.45am: Proceeded

12.15pm: Cape Irene abeam 1.7 miles

2.50pm: Kephalo Point abeam, course as required entering harbour

3.25pm: Came to starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Kephalo Point N75E, chapel S20E, flagstaff N80W

3.40pm: Disembarked colonel Bainbridge

4.15pm: Weighed and proceeded, course and speed as required leaving harbour

5.30pm: Arrived off Cape Helles, stopped and as required

5.45pm: Patrolling in Morto Bay

8.30pm: Rounds

10.00pm: Patrolling in Morto Bay, stopped and as required


Cape Irene is also known as Akra Ayia Irini.

Kephalo is also known as Kefalo Burnu, the eastern most point of Gökçeada.


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3 November 1915

On patrol

Lat 40.03, Long 26.20

2.00am: Patrolling in Morto Bay, stopped and as required

5.00am: Patrolling in Morto Bay

6.15am: Withdrew to entrance

6.30am: Patrolling entrance as required

7.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.05am: Divisions

9.30am: Hands employed as required

10.00am: Sighted two enemy aeroplanes

11.00am: Patrolling entrance as required

2.00pm: Patrolling entrance as required

6.00pm: Patrolling off Kumkale, stopped and as required

8.30pm: Rounds

10.00pm: Patrolling off Kumkale, stopped and as required


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4 November 1915

On patrol

Lat 40.30, Long 26.22

2.00am: Patrolling off Kumkale, stopped and as required

5.00am: Patrolling off Kumkale, stopped and as required

6.10am: Communicated with H.M.S. "Reynard" [The log-keeper most probably made a spelling mistake and meant H.M.S. "Renard"]

6.20am: Proceeded to Suvla Bay

7.35am: Arrived Suvla Bay, patrolling as required

8.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.05am: Divisions. Hands employed as required

10.30am: Patrolling off Suvla Bay

2.00pm: Patrolling off Suvla Bay as required

4.15pm: Course as required passing nets

5.30pm: Patrolling off Kephalo anchorage

8.30pm: Rounds

10.00pm: Course as required patrolling off Kephalo anchorage


Suvla Bay is also known as Anafartlar Koyu.

Kephalo is also known as Kefalo Burnu, the eastern most point of Gökçeada.


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5 November 1915

On patrol and at Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

2.00am: Course as required patrolling of Kephalo

5.00am: Course as required patrolling of Kephalo

6.20am: Proceeded to Kephalo, course as required

6.45am: Came to starboard anchor

6.55am: Weighed and proceeded for Mudros, course as required

8.30am: Hands preparing for coaling

10.00am: Course as required entering harbour

11.40am: Secured alongside collier S.S. "Maresfield"

11.45am: Commenced coaling

1.25pm: Finished coaling, received 64 tons

1.30pm: Slipped and came to starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: flagstaff S24E, distilling plant SW

2.00pm: Hands cleaning ship

9.00pm: Rounds


Mudros is also spelled as Moudros.


7seasvessels lists a possible reference to S.S "Maresfield".


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6 November 1915

At Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

10.00am: Hands employed as requisite

2.00pm: Hands employed as requisite

4.20pm: Weighed and closed H.M.T. "Aragon"

4.40pm: Proceeded as required out of harbour

5.20pm: Zigzagging 2 points either side of mean course ahead of transport "XI"

8.30pm: Rounds


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7 November 1915

At Salonika

Lat 39.58, Long 23.55

1.15am: Observed Kassandra light abeam

6.00am: Commenced zigzagging 2 points either side of mean course

7.00am: Hands cleaning ship

8.10am: Stopped outside Salonika boom, parted company with transport "XI"

8.25am: Proceeded, course as required, leaving Salonika Bay

9.09am: Panomi Point lighthouse abeam 2.7 miles

11.04am: Kassandra lighthouse abeam 3.7 miles

12.06pm: Cape Paliori abeam 3 miles [The log-keeper most probably made a spelling mistake and meant Cape Paliouri]

4.00pm: Hands preparing for coaling

4.35pm: Secured alongside collier S.S. "Maresfield", commenced coaling

6.45pm: Finished coaling, received 48 tons. Slipped and came to starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Sarpi N19W, Mudros S68W, distilling plant S30W

9.00pm: Rounds


Salonika is also known as Thessalonika.

Panomi Point is also known as Akra Epanomis.

Kassandra is also known as Kassandreia.

Sarpi was renamed in 1955 to Kallithea.


7seasvessels lists a possible reference to S.S "Maresfield".


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8 November 1915

At Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

6.25am: Weighed port anchor

7.00am: Hands cleaning ship

10.00am: Hands employed as requisite

1.00pm: Leave to watch from 1.00pm till 4.30pm

9.00pm: Rounds


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9 November 1915

From Mudros to Dardanelles

Lat 40.03, Long 26.20

5.00am: Hands cleaning ship

8.00am: Shorted in to 1 shackle

8.15am: Weighed and proceeded, course as required, out of harbour

8.30am: Hands employed as requisite

8.42am: In company with H.M.S. "Lord Nelson", H.M.S. "Scorpion", H.M.S. "Lyddiard" [The log-keeper most probably made a spelling mistake and meant H.M.S. "Lydiard"]

8.50am: Took station 5 points before beam of H.M.S. "Lord Nelson" ½ mile

2.06pm: Altered course for Mudros, keeping station 5 points before starboard beam of H.M.S. "Lord Nelson"

3.00pm: Cape Irene abeam

3.35pm: Arrived at nets, parted company with H.M.S. "Lord Nelson" and proceeded to Kephalo

3.58pm: Cape Irene abeam

6.40pm: Arrived at Kephalo

7.00pm: Patrolling off Kephalo as required

8.30pm: Rounds

10.00pm: Course as required on patrol off Kephalo


Cape Irene is also known as Akra Ayia Irini.

Kephalo is also known as Kefalo Burnu, the eastern most point of Gökçeada.


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10 November 1915

At Mudros

Lat 39.80, Long 25.45

2.00am: Course as required on patrol off Kephalo

5.00am: Course as required on patrol off Kephalo

6.35am: Proceeded to Kephalo, course as required entering harbour

7.00am: Came to starboard anchor

7.30am: Hands cleaning ship

9.05am: Divisions. Hands employed as requisite

9.10am: Embarked three officers and 17 men for Mudros

9.15am: Weighed and proceeded as required

9.50am: Shaped course for Mudros

12.14pm: Cape Irene abeam 1½ miles

12.30pm: Course as required entering harbour

2.25pm: Secured alongside collier S.S. "Maresfield" and commenced coaling

4.00pm: Finished coaling, received 45 tons

4.15pm: Slipped and came to starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: distilling plant chimney S38W, windmill N64W

5.00pm: Hands cleaning ship

9.00pm: Rounds


7seasvessels lists a possible reference to S.S "Maresfield".


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11 November 1915

At Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

3.30am: Let go port anchor

8.35am: Weighed port anchor

10.00am: Hands employed painting ship

1.00pm: Hands employed painting ship

9.00pm: Rounds


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12 November 1915

From Mudros to patrol

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

8.00am: Weighed and proceeded, course as required, leaving harbour

11.00am: Stopped and as required off entrance to Mudros Bay

12.05pm: Proceeded at full speed course as required

2.32pm: Arrived at entrance

3.00pm: Patrolling entrance

5.00pm: Communicated with H.M.S. "Wear"

5.45pm: Proceeded as required to patrol off Morto Bay

6.00pm: Stopped and as required on patrol off Morto Bay

8.30pm: Rounds

10.00pm: Stopped and as required on patrol off Morto Bay


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13 November 1915

On patrol

Lat 40.03, Long 26.20

2.00am: Stopped and as required on patrol off Morto Bay

5.00am: Stopped and as required on patrol off Morto Bay

6.30am: Proceeded to patrol in entrance

7.00am: Hands employed as requisite

10.00am: Patrolling entrance as required

11.00am: Hands employed as requisite

2.00pm: Patrolling entrance as required

5.00pm: Patrolling entrance as required

6.00pm: Patrolling off Kumkale, stopped and as required

8.05pm: Proceeded to Kephalo

8.30pm: Rounds

9.10pm: As required patrolling off Kephalo

10.43pm: Observed three Very's lights fired in direction of Kephalo. Proceeded at 12 knots searching for submarines


Very's lights are a type of flares.


Kephalo is also known as Kefalo Burnu, the eastern most point of Gökçeada.


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14 November 1915

On patrol

Lat 40.30, Long 26.22

1.00am: Patrolling off Kephalo as required

2.20am: Communicated with H.M.S. "Lyddiard" [The log-keeper most probably made a spelling mistake and meant H.M.S. "Lydiard"]

5.00am: Patrolling off Kephalo as required

6.30am: Closed H.M.S. "Lydiard"

6.45am: Closed H.M.S. "Grampus"

7.15am: Communicated with H.M.S. "Grampus" and proceeded to Suvla Bay

8.05am: Arrived Suvla Bay, patrolling as required

9.50am: Divisions

2.00pm: Patrolling off Suvla Bay as required

3.25pm: Closed H.M.S. "Ribble"

3.40pm: Closed H.M.S. "Colne"

4.05pm: Proceeded as required, closing H.M.S. "Lydiard"

4.50pm: Stopped

5.00pm: Proceeded as required to close H.M.S. "Harpy" off Cape Helles

7.00pm: Course and speed as required patrolling off Kumkale

8.30pm: Rounds

9.00pm: Course and speed as required on patrol off Kumkale

11.45pm: Fired four rounds at 2 fort Kumkale


Suvla Bay is also known as Anafartlar Koyu.


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15 November 1915

On patrol [and at Mudros]

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

1.00am: Patrolling of Kumkale

2.00am: Fired two rounds at 2 fort Kumkale

5.00am: Patrolling of Kumkale

7.10am: Proceeded to Mudros

7.30am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Cape Irene abeam, course as required entering harbour

11.36am: Secured alongside collier S.S. "Maresfield" and commenced coaling

3.19pm: Finished coaling, received 85 tons. Slipped and secured alongside store ship S.S. "Carrigan Head"

9.00pm: Rounds


7seasvessels lists a possible reference to S.S "Maresfield".


Mudros is also spelled as Moudros.

Cape Irene is also known as Akra Ayia Irini.


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16 November 1915

At Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

7.50am: Weighed starboard anchor

10.00am: Hands employed as requisite

2.00pm: Hands scrubbing Berthon boat

9.00pm: Rounds


Berthon boats are collapsible lifeboats.


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17 November 1915

At Mudros and on patrol

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Hands employed as requisite

10.05am: Let go starboard anchor

1.30pm: Proceeded, course as required, leaving harbour

3.00pm: Cape Irene abeam

3.30pm: Secured Berthon boat

5.50pm: Arrived off Cape Helles

6.00pm: Patrolling entrance as required, slow and stopped

8.30pm: Rounds

10.00pm: Patrolling off Cape Helles as required


Cape Irene is also known as Akra Ayia Irini.


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18 November 1915

On patrol

Lat 40.03, Long 26.20

2.00am: Stopped and as required patrolling off Cape Helles

5.00am: Patrolling off Cape Helles

6.40am: Patrolling entrance as required

7.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Patrolling entrance as required

10.00am: Hands employed as requisite

1.00pm: Patrolling entrance as required

2.30pm: Submarine reported in straits, increased to 12 knots

5.16pm: Stopped and communicated with H.M.S. "Grampus" and H.M.S. "Mosquito"

5.45pm: Proceeded as required on patrol off Seddul-Bahr

9.00pm: Stopped and as required on patrol off Seddul-Bahr


Seddul-Bahr is also known as Sedd el Bahr.


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19 November 1915

On patrol [and at Mudros]

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

2.00am: Patrolling off Seddul-Bahr

5.00am: Patrolling off Seddul-Bahr

6.35am: Proceeded to Mudros

7.00am: Hands cleaning ship

8.55am: Cape Irene abeam, course as required entering harbour

9.50am: Secured alongside collier S.S. "Maresfield" and commenced coaling

11.45am: Finished coaling, received 45 tons

12.10pm: Slipped and secured alongside S.S. "Carrigan Head" and sent out Berthon boat

12.45pm: Came to with port anchor

9.00pm: Rounds


Berthon boats are collapsible lifeboats.


7seasvessels lists a possible reference to S.S "Maresfield".


Mudros is also spelled as Moudros.

Cape Irene is also known as Akra Ayia Irini.


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20 November 1915

At Mudros

Lat 40.03, Long 26.20

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Hands employed as requisite

9.30am: Embarked commodore and staff

9.40am: Director of Works (brigadier general) and proceeded as required out of harbour

11.30am: Cape Irene abeam

1.10pm: Disembarked officers at "W" beach. Stopped and as required

2.50pm: Re-embarked officers and proceeded to Anzac

3.40pm: Arrived at Anzac and disembarked officers

4.00pm: Proceeded to Cape Helles

5.00pm: Stopped and communicated with H.M.S. "Wear"

5.20pm: On patrol off Kumkale

8.30pm: Rounds

10.00pm: Patrolling off Kumkale


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21 November 1915

On patrol

Lat 40.03, Long 26.20

2.00am: Patrolling off Kumkale

3.20am: Fired four rounds at Kumkale forts

5.00am: Patrolling off Kumkale

6.45am: Patrolling entrance as required

7.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Patrolling entrance as required

10.00am: Hands employed as requisite

2.00pm: Patrolling entrance as required

5.30pm: Stopped and as required on patrol off Cape Helles

10.00pm: Stopped and as required on patrol off Cape Helles


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22 November 1915

On patrol [and at Mudros]

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

2.00am: Patrolling of Cape Helles

5.00am: Patrolling of Cape Helles

7.15am: Proceeded to Mudros

7.30am: Hands cleaning ship

9.30am: Course as required entering Mudros Bay

10.00am: Hands preparing for coaling

10.25am: Secured alongside collier S.S. "Margit" and commenced coaling

12.45pm: Finished coaling, received 58 tons, slipped and came to with both anchors. Anchor bearings: windmills N47W, flagstaff S23E, line of windmills N40E

1.45pm: Hands cleaning ship

9.00pm: Rounds


The Wreck Site lists a probable reference to S.S "Margit".


Mudros is also spelled as Moudros.


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23 November 1915

At Mudros

Lat 39.77, Long 25.37

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Hands employed as requisite

10.30am: Weighed starboard anchor

11.00am: Weighed port anchor and proceeded as required out of harbour

4.00pm: Evening quarters

4.05pm: Arrived off Cape Helles. Stopped and as required on patrol off entrance

5.00pm: Patrolling off Kumkale

8.30pm: Rounds

10.00pm: Stopped and as required on patrol off Kumkale


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24 November 1915

On patrol

Lat 40.03, Long 26.20

2.00am: Patrolling off Kumkale

5.00am: Patrolling off Kumkale as required

6.45am: Patrolling entrance as required

7.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Patrolling entrance as required

10.30am: Hands employed as requisite

2.00pm: Patrolling entrance as required

4.00pm: Evening quarters

5.00pm: Patrolling entrance as required

6.30pm: Patrolling mid-way between Cape Helles and Yeni Shehr

7.40pm: Fired four rounds at Kumkale

8.30pm: Rounds

10.00pm: Patrolling mid-way between Cape Helles and Yeni Shehr


Yeni Shehr is located south of Kumkale.


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25 November 1915

On patrol [and at Mudros]

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

2.00am: Patrolling off Kumkale

6.45am: Proceeded to Kephalo, course as required clearing nets

7.45am: Arrived at Kephalo, came to port anchor. Anchor bearings: Kephalo Point N73E, hangar S68E, conspicuous hill N67N

8.00am: Hands cleaning ship

8.15am: Weighed and proceeded, course as required

10.25am: Cape Irene abeam 2½ miles

10.40am: Course as required entering Mudros

11.35am: Secured alongside collier S.S. "Maresfield"

1.30pm: Finished coaling, received 55 tons, slipped and came to both anchors. Anchor bearings: Portianos N32W, Turk's Island S50E, row of windmills N35E

9.00pm: Rounds


7seasvessels lists a possible reference to S.S "Maresfield".


Mudros is also spelled as Moudros.

Cape Irene is also known as Akra Ayia Irini.

Kephalo is also known as Kefalo Burnu, the eastern most point of Gökçeada.

Portianos is also known as Portianou, the site of the Portianos Military Cemetery.

Turk's Island is most probably Turk's Head Island, also known as Vrachonisida Agios Nikolaos.


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26 November 1915

At Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

10.00am: Hands employed as required

12.35pm: Weighed and proceeded as required out of harbour

1.24pm: Cape Irene abeam, shaped course for Cape Helles

4.30pm: Arrived off Cape Helles. Patrolling entrance as required

8.30pm: Rounds

10.00pm: Patrolling off Kumkale

11.00pm: Fired four rounds at Kumkale


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27 November 1915

On patrol

Lat 40.03, Long 26.20

2.00am: Patrolling off Kumkale, stopped and as required

5.00am: Patrolling off Kumkale

6.45am: Patrolling entrance as required

7.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Hands employed as required

10.00am: Patrolling entrance as required

1.00pm: Patrolling entrance as required

6.00pm: Patrolling entrance as required

8.30pm: Rounds

10.00pm: Patrolling south off Cape Helles, stopped and as required


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28 November 1915

On patrol [and at Mudros]

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

1.00am: Patrolling between Seddul-Bahr and Kumkale, stopped and as required

5.00am: Patrolling between Seddul-Bahr and Kumkale, stopped and as required

7.35am: Proceeded to Mudros

9.00am: Cape Irene abeam, altered course

10.00am: Course as required entering harbour

11.15am: Came to both anchors. Anchor bearings: Turk's Island S46°E, Potianos N32W, line of windmills N40E [The log-keeper most probably made a spelling mistake and meant Portianos]

9.00pm: Rounds


Mudros is also spelled as Moudros.

Seddul-Bahr is also known as Sedd el Bahr.

Cape Irene is also known as Akra Ayia Irini.

Portianos is also known as Portianou, the site of the Portianos Military Cemetery.

Turk's Island is most probably Turk's Head Island, also known as Vrachonisida Agios Nikolaos.


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29 November 1915

At Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

6.00am: Hands clearing up upper deck

8.20am: Weighed and proceeded

8.50am: Secured alongside collier S.S. "Melanie"

9.00am: Commenced coaling

12.25pm: Finished coaling, received 75 tons, slipped and came to port anchor

1.45pm: Weighed and proceeded as required out of harbour

2.35pm: Cape Irene abeam, shaped course for Cape Helles

4.00pm: Evening quarters

5.45pm: Course as required closing H.M.S. "Harpy"

7.00pm: Patrolling entrance as required

8.30pm: Rounds

10.00pm: Patrolling entrance as required


Tees Built Ships lists a possible reference to S.S. "Melanie".


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30 November 1915

On patrol

Lat 40.03, Long 26.20

2.00am: Patrolling as required off Cape Helles

6.00am: Patrolling entrance as required

7.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.30am: Proceeded as required to communicate with ketches

10.30am: Patrolling entrance as required. Hands employed as requisite

1.00pm: Patrolling entrance as required

5.00pm: Patrolling entrance as required

5.45pm: Patrolling off Kumkale, stopped and as required

7.50pm: Fired three rounds at Kumkale

8.30pm: Rounds



LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1915


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1 December 1915

On patrol

Lat 40.03, Long 26.20

2.00am: Patrolling off Kumkale as required

5.00am: Patrolling off Kumkale as required

7.20am: Proceeded to Suvla Bay

7.40am: Communicated with H.M.S. "Laforey"

8.20am: Communicated with H.M.S. "Rattlesnake"

8.30am: Hands cleaning ship

8.40am: Communicated with H.M.S. "Grampus"

8.45am: Proceeded to Cape Helles. Hands employed as requisite

12.30pm: Patrolling entrance as required

2.10pm: Proceeded to Kephalo, course as required clearing nets

3.00pm: Arrived at Kephalo, stopped and communicated with H.M.S. "Swiftsure"

4.00pm: Evening quarters

4.15pm: Proceeded as required out of harbour

6.35pm: Cape Irene abeam

7.00pm: Course as required entering harbour

9.30pm: Secured alongside collier S.S. "Melanie"


Tees Built Ships lists a possible reference to S.S. "Melanie".


Suvla Bay is also known as Anafartlar Koyu.

Kephalo is also known as Kefalo Burnu, the eastern most point of Gökçeada.

Cape Irene is also known as Akra Ayia Irini.


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2 December 1915

At Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

6.30am: Commenced coaling

9.50am: Finished coaling, received 70 tons. Shipped and came to port anchor. Anchor bearings: Portianos N32W, Sarpi S87W

11.00am: Hands cleaning ship

1.00pm: Leave to watch from 1.30pm to 5.30pm

9.00pm: Rounds


Mudros is also spelled as Moudros.

Portianos is also known as Portianou, the site of the Portianos Military Cemetery.

Sarpi was renamed in 1955 to Kallithea.


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3 December 1915

At Mudros

Lat 40.03, Long 26.20

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

8.00am: Weighed and proceeded as required leaving harbour

9.00am: Cape Irene abeam

11.00am: Hands employed as required

11.45am: Patrolling entrance as required.

2.00pm: Patrolling entrance as required.

5.00pm: Patrolling entrance as required.

5.20pm: Stopped and as required on patrol off Seddul-Bahr

10.00pm: Stopped and as required on patrol off Seddul-Bahr


Cape Irene is also known as Akra Ayia Irini.

Seddul-Bahr is also known as Sedd el Bahr.


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4 December 1915

On patrol

Lat 40.03, Long 26.20

2.00am: Stopped and as required on patrol off Seddul-Bahr

5.00am: Patrolling off Seddul-Bahr as required

6.45am: Proceeded to Suvla Bay

7.45am: Stopped and communicated with H.M.S. "Colne"

7.55am: Stopped and communicated with H.M.S. "Chelmer". Hands cleaning ship

8.10am: Proceeded to Kephalo

8.50am: Course as required entering harbour

9.00am: Stopped

9.15am: Proceeded as required

9.30am: Course S40E for Cape Helles

10.15am: Patrolling entrance as required

11.00am: Hands employed as requisite

2.00pm: Patrolling entrance as required

5.00pm: Patrolling of Kumkale, stopped and as required

6.45pm: Fired four rounds at Kumkale

8.30pm: Rounds

10.00pm: Stopped and as required on patrol off Kumkale

11.00pm: Burned searchlight as required on Asiatic ship


Suvla Bay is also known as Anafartlar Koyu.

Kephalo is also known as Kefalo Burnu, the eastern most point of Gökçeada.


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5 December 1915

On patrol and at Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

2.00am: Patrolling off Kumkale

5.00am: Patrolling off Kumkale, burning searchlight

6.15am: Patrolling entrance as required

8.00am: Proceeded to Mudros. Hands cleaning ship

9.30am: Divisions and prayers. Read Articles of War and court martial returns

10.20am: Cape Irene abeam, course as required entering harbour

11.12am: Secured alongside collier "Sheathfield" and commenced coaling

2.10pm: Finished coaling, received 55 tons. Slipped and came to port anchor. Anchor bearings: distilling plant S33W, Portianos N30W, flagstaff S40E

4.45pm: Paid monthly payment

9.00pm: Rounds


Mudros is also spelled as Moudros.

Cape Irene is also known as Akra Ayia Irini.

Portianos is also known as Portianou, the site of the Portianos Military Cemetery.


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6 December 1915

At Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Hands employed as requisite

1.00pm: Leave to watch from 1.30pm to 5.30pm

9.00pm: Rounds


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7 December 1915

At Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Hands employed parting after torpedo and as requisite

1.00pm: Leave to watch from 1.15pm to 5.00pm

2.30pm: Hands employed parting after torpedo and examining 3 inch wire

9.00pm: Rounds


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8 December 1915

At Mudros and on patrol

Lat 40.03, Long 26.20

5.00am: Hands cleaning ship

7.00am: Weighed and proceeded, course and speed to required leaving harbour

7.55am: Cape Irene abeam. Shaped course for Cape Helles

10.20am: Arrived at Cape Helles, patrolling entrance slow and as required

11.00am: Hands employed as requisite

12.45pm: Fired five rounds at a body of men to the southward of Yeni Shehr village

3.00pm: Patrolling entrance as required

4.30pm: Patrolling entrance as required

4.50pm: Communicated with H.M.S. "Bulldog"

5.10pm: Patrolling between Kumkale and Yeni Shehr

8.00pm: Patrolling entrance in billet between Kumkale and Yeni Shehr

8.30pm: Rounds


Yeni Shehr is located south of Kumkale.


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9 December 1915

On patrol

Lat 40.03, Long 26.20

2.00am: Patrolling entrance between Kumkale and Yeni Shehr

5.00am: Patrolling entrance between Kumkale and Yeni Shehr

7.00am: Patrolling entrance as required. Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Hands employed as requisite

10.00am: Patrolling entrance as required

12.30pm: Patrolling entrance as required

1.20pm: Proceeded to Suvla Bay

1.35pm: Stopped and communicated with H.M.S. "Lawford"

2.40pm: Communicated with H.M.S. "Colne" and proceeded to entrance

3.40pm: Arrived at entrance, patrolling as required

5.00pm: Patrolling entrance as required

5.30pm: On I patrol

8.30pm: Rounds

10.00pm: On I patrol


Suvla Bay is also known as Anafartlar Koyu.


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10 December 1915

On patrol

Lat 40.03, Long 26.20

1.00am: Patrolling entrance between Cape Helles and Yeni Shehr

3.50am: Closed and communicated with H.M.S. "Staunch"

3.57am: Patrolling as required

5.00am: Patrolling entrance as required

7.25am: Stopped and communicated with H.M.S. "Staunch"

8.00am: Stopped and communicated with H.M.S. "Comet". Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Hands employed as requisite

9.30am: Patrolling entrance as required

10.00am: Proceeded as required with H.M.S. "Ribble"

11.20am: On patrol, as required for screening squadron bombarding off Gaba Tepe

12.40pm: Proceeded to Mudros in company with H.M.S. "Ribble"

3.10pm: Cape Irene abeam, course as required entering harbour

3.30pm: Hands preparing for coaling

4.05pm: Secured alongside collier "Sheathfield" and commenced coaling

6.45pm: Finished coaling, received 65 tons, slipped and came to port anchor. Anchor bearings: Portianos N29W, flagstaff S30E, windmills N37E. Hands cleaning ship

9.00pm: Rounds


Yeni Shehr is located south of Kumkale.

Gaba Tepe is also known as Kabatepe.

Mudros is also spelled as Moudros.

Cape Irene is also known as Akra Ayia Irini.

Portianos is also known as Portianou, the site of the Portianos Military Cemetery.


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11 December 1915

At Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

10.00am: Hands employed as requisite

1.00pm: Leave to watch from 1.30pm to 5.00pm

4.15pm: Read warrant ?

9.00pm: Rounds


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12 December 1915

At Mudros and on patrol

Lat 40.03, Long 26.20

7.00am: Weighed and proceeded in company with H.M.S. "Lydiard", H.M.S. "Rattlesnake" and H.M.S. "Ribble". Course and speed as required for leaving harbour

7.40am: Took station on port beam of "Suffren" and proceeded as required leaving Mudros Bay

8.00am: Hands cleaning ship. Hands employed as requisite

8.15am: Altered course for Kephalo

8.35am: Took station 2 points before port beam of "Suffren"

8.45am: Zigzagging 2 points

11.30am: Course as required for entering Kephalo

11.55am: Parted company with "Suffren" and proceeded to Cape Helles

12.45pm: Arrived off Cape Helles, patrolling entrance as required

1.03pm: Starboard engine out of action

3.00pm: Proceeded at 200 revolutions, port engine, course S68W for Mudros

3.12pm: Streamed patent log showing 0

3.35pm: Rabbit Island abeam

6.20pm: Cape Irene abeam, course as required entering Mudros harbour

7.45pm: Came to port anchor. Anchor bearings: Portianos N30W, windmills N73E, distilling plant S38W

9.00pm: Rounds


Kephalo is also known as Kefalo Burnu, the eastern most point of Gökçeada.

Rabbit Island is also known as Tavşan Adasi.

Cape Irene is also known as Akra Ayia Irini.

Portianos is also known as Portianou, the site of the Portianos Military Cemetery.


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13 December 1915

At Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

10.00am: Hands employed as requisite

9.00pm: Rounds


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14 December 1915

At Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Hands employed as requisite

1.00pm: Leave to watch from 1.30pm to 5.00pm

9.00pm: Rounds


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15 December 1915

At Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

8.30am: Let go starboard anchor

10.00am: Hands employed as requisite

9.00pm: Rounds


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16 December 1915

At Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

8.45am: Weighed starboard anchor

10.00am: Hands employed as requisite

1.00pm: Leave to watch from 1.30pm to 5.00pm

9.00pm: Rounds


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17 December 1915

At Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

9.00pm: Rounds


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18 December 1915

At Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

6.45am: Weighed and proceeded

6.53am: Secured alongside collier S.S. "Holmpark"

8.23am: Finished coaling, received 30 tons, slipped and proceeded alongside "Q.2", disembarked sweep reel and sweeps

9.20am: Slipped and came to port anchor

10.30am: Hands cleaning ship

1.00pm: Hands employed as requisite

9.00pm: Rounds


The Wreck Site lists a possible reference to S.S "Holmpark".


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19 December 1915

On patrol

Lat 39.75, Long 25.50

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

10.00am: Hands employed as requisite

11.30am: Weighed and proceeded as required leaving harbour

12.30pm: Cape Irene abeam, shaped course for Cape Helles

3.03pm: Arrived off Cape Helles, reduced to slow, patrolling entrance as required

5.00pm: Communicated with H.M.S. "Bulldog"

5.40pm: Proceeded on patrol in Morto Bay

7.00pm: Stopped and as required on patrol in Morto Bay

8.30pm: Rounds

10.00pm: Stopped and as required on patrol in Morto Bay


Cape Irene is also known as Akra Ayia Irini.


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20 December 1915

On patrol

Lat 40.03, Long 26.20

1.00am: Stopped and as required on patrol in Morto Bay

3.20am: Dense fog

3.30am: Fog lifted

5.00am: Stopped and as required on patrol in Morto Bay

7.00am: Patrolling entrance as required. Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Patrolling entrance as required

10.00am: Hands employed as requisite

1.00pm: Patrolling entrance as required

3.45pm: Communicated with H.M.S. "Wear"

6.00pm: Stopped and as required on patrol off Kumkale

8.30pm: Rounds


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21 December 1915

On patrol

Lat 40.03, Long 26.18

1.00am: Stopped and as required on patrol off Kumkale

5.00am: Patrolling off Kumkale, stopped and as required

6.45am: Patrolling entrance as required

7.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Hands employed as requisite

10.00am: Patrolling entrance as required

1.00pm: Patrolling entrance as required

5.00pm: Patrolling entrance south of Cape Helles in number 2 billet

8.30pm: Rounds

9.00pm: Heavy rain squall

10.00pm: Patrolling as required of Kumkale


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22 December 1915

On patrol

Lat 40.03, Long 26.20

1.00am: Stopped and as required on patrol off Kumkale

5.00am: Stopped and as required on patrol off Kumkale

7.30am: Proceeded to left flank

7.55am: Communicated with H.M.S. "Wolverine"

8.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Patrolling entrance as required

10.00am: Hands employed as requisite

12.05pm: Proceeded to Mudros in company with H.M.S. "Ribble"

2.20pm: Cape Irene abeam 1 mile, course as required entering harbour

3.20pm: Secured alongside collier S.S. "Holmpark" and commenced coaling

6.14pm: Finished coaling, received 65 tons, slipped and came to port anchor. Anchor bearings: Sarpi N20W, distilling plant S32W, Mudros S70E

9.00pm: Rounds


The Wreck Site lists a possible reference to S.S "Holmpark".


Mudros is also spelled as Moudros.

Cape Irene is also known as Akra Ayia Irini.

Sarpi was renamed in 1955 to Kallithea.


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23 December 1915

At Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.00am: Hands employed as requisite

1.00pm: Hands employed as requisite

9.00pm: Rounds


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24 December 1915

[At Mudros and] On patrol

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Weighed and proceeded alongside S.S. "Carrigan Head" and commenced getting in stores and provisions

11.50am: Slipped and proceeded as required leaving harbour

12.47pm: Cape Irene abeam 1.2 miles

3.35pm: Arrived Cape Helles, reduced to slow. Patrolling entrance as required

4.00pm: Evening quarters

5.00pm: Patrolling entrance as required

5.30pm: On I patrol

8.30pm: Rounds. Stopped and as required on patrol

9.00pm: Proceeded to Suvla Bay, course and speed as required

11.00pm: Fired two rounds at Anzac


Cape Irene is also known as Akra Ayia Irini.

Suvla Bay is also known as Anafartlar Koyu.


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25 December 1915

On patrol

Lat 40.03, Long 26.20

1.00am: Patrolling off Anzac as required

3.15am: Fired three rounds at Anzac

5.00am: Proceeded as required to Cape Helles

5.15am: Resumed patrol station, stopped and as required

7.40am: Communicated with H.M.S. "Chelmer"

8.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Hands employed as requisite

10.00am: Patrolling entrance as required

1.00pm: Patrolling entrance as required

3.40pm: Communicated with H.M.S. "Fury"

5.00pm: Patrolling entrance as required

5.30pm: Took up station in Morto Bay

6.00pm: Stopped and as required on patrol in Morto Bay

8.30pm: Rounds

10.00pm: Stopped and as required on patrol in Morto Bay


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26 December 1915

At sea [and at Rabbit Island]

Lat 39.95, Long 26.06 [Approximate position]

2.00am: Stopped and as required on patrol in Morto Bay

5.00am: On patrol in Morto Bay

7.00am: Patrolling entrance as required

7.20am: Communicated with H.M.S. "Laforey"

7.30am: Proceeded to Kephalo, course as required clearing nets

8.00am: Hands cleaning ship

8.30am: Came to port anchor, C2 billet Kephalo. Anchor bearings: Kephalo Point N73E, chapel S15E, flagstaff N81W

9.30am: Embarked rear admiral Fremantle and proceeded to Helles

10.30am: Stopped and embarked commander Swaby

11.00am: Proceeded to Rabbit Island anchorage

11.30am: Came to port anchor. Anchor bearings: hill N22W, Mount Elias S10W, Phido Island S58E

12.30pm: Weighed and proceeded, course as required clearing nets

1.23pm: Arrived at Tenedos, came to port anchor. Anchor bearings Mount Elias N70W, Gadaro Island N70E

2.50pm: Re-embarked rear admiral. Weighed and proceeded to Kephalo

3.50pm: Course as required clearing nets as Kephalo

4.05pm: Arrived at Kephalo, disembarked rear admiral, came to port anchor. Anchor bearings: Kephalo Point N70E, chapel S19E, flagstaff N82W

7.00pm: Weighed and proceeded

8.30pm: Rounds. Course and speed as required entering Dardanelles

8.45pm: Stopped and as required on patrol in Morto Bay


Rear admiral Fremantle mentioned above is rear admiral Sydney Fremantle.


Rabbit Island is also known as Tavşan Adasi.

Gadaro is also known as Ortafener Adasi.

Kephalo is also known as Kefalo Burnu, the eastern most point of Gökçeada.

Phido is also known as Yilan Adasi.


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27 December 1915

On patrol and to Mudros

Lat 39.67, Long 25.33

2.00am: Stopped and as required on patrol in Morto Bay

5.00am: Stopped and as required on patrol in Morto Bay

7.20am: Communicated with H.M.S. "Fury"

7.50am: Communicated with H.M.S. "Rattlesnake"

8.00am: Proceeded to left flank, course as required. Hands cleaning ship

9.05am: Patrolling entrance as required

9.45am: Proceeded to Mudros

11.00am: Hands preparing for coaling and as requisite

11.50am: Cape Irene abeam 1.5 miles

12.30pm: Course as required entering harbour

12.45pm: Secured alongside collier S.S. "Carronpark" and commenced coaling

4.45pm: Read warrant ?

5.10pm: Finished coaling, received 85 tons, slipped and proceeded, course and speed as required leaving harbour

5.50pm: Shaped course for Salonika in company with H.M.S. "Ribble".

8.30pm: Rounds


The Wreck Site lists a probable reference to S.S "Carronpark".


Mudros is also spelled as Moudros.

Cape Irene is also known as Akra Ayia Irini.

Salonika is also known as Thessalonika.


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28 December 1915

From Mudros to Salonika

Lat 39.58, Long 23.55

1.10am: Sighted Cassandra light N56W

5.20am: Panomi light abeam 3 miles

6.30am: Course as required, slow speed

7.15am: Course as required entering Salonika Bay

8.00am: Came to port anchor. Anchor bearings: right end of breakwater N56E, Mikra Point S18E. Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Hands employed as requisite

10.50am: Hands preparing for coaling

11.00am: Read warrants ??

1.57pm: Secured alongside collier "Thistledown" and commenced coaling

2.57pm: Finished coaling, received 25 tons, slipped

3.15pm: Proceeded out of harbour in company with H.M.S. "Ribble", H.M.S. "Huzzar" and four troop carriers [The log-keeper most probably made a spelling mistake and meant H.M.S. "Hussar"]

5.20pm: Panomi light abeam 3 miles

7.30pm: Sighted Cassandra light S55E

8.30pm: Rounds

8.34pm: Cassandra light abeam 5 miles

10.40pm: Cassandra Point abeam 4 miles


Cassandra is also known as Kassandreia.

Panomi Point is also known as Akra Epanomis.


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29 December 1915

From Salonika to Gulf of Ruphani

Lat 40.63, Long 23.83

7.00am: Course as required entering Gulf of Ruphani

7.55am: Commenced patrolling across Gulf of Ruphani

8.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Patrolling as required in Gulf of Ruphani

10.30am: Hands employed as requisite

1.00pm: Patrolling across Gulf of Ruphani

4.00pm: Evening quarters

5.00pm: Course as required, speed 10 knots, patrolling across Gulf of Ruphani

8.30pm: Rounds

10.00pm: Course as required, speed 10 knots, patrolling across Gulf of Ruphani


Gulf of Ruphani is also known as Strymonic Gulf, and Gulf of Rendina.


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30 December 1915

On patrol

Lat 40.62, Long 23.83

1.00am: Course as required, 10 knots, patrolling across Gulf of Ruphani

5.00am: Course as required, 10 knots, patrolling across Gulf of Ruphani

7.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.05am: Hands employed as required

10.00am: Course as required, 10 knots, patrolling across Gulf of Ruphani

1.00pm: Patrolling across Gulf of Ruphani as required

4.00pm: Evening quarters

6.00pm: Patrolling as required across Gulf of Ruphani

8.30pm: Rounds

10.00pm: Patrolling as required


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31 December 1915

On patrol and to Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

12.30am: Patrolling as required across Gulf of Ruphani

1.00am: Proceeded to Mudros

7.09am: Fog (3), stopped

7.13am: Proceeded

7.17am: Stopped

8.00am: Proceeded. Hands preparing for coaling

8.10am: Standing by transport

10.30am: Proceeded into harbour, course and speed as required

11.00am: Came to port anchor. Hands employed as requisite

12.10pm: Weighed

12.17pm: Secured alongside collier "Carronpark" and commenced coaling

3.50pm: Finished coaling, received 75 tons, slipped and came to port anchor. Anchor bearings: Sarpi N20W, distilling plant S32W, Mudros village S70E

4.30pm: Hands cleaning ship

9.00pm: Rounds


Fog 3 denotes a moderate fog; lights, passing vessels, and landmarks generally indistinct under a mile, fog signals are sounded.


The Wreck Site lists a probable reference to S.S "Carronpark".


Mudros is also spelled as Moudros.

Sarpi was renamed in 1955 to Kallithea.


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[Back cover of log book]



LOGS FOR JANUARY 1916


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[Front cover of log book]


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[Handwritten]

This is to certify that this is a true copy of the log of H.M.S. "Usk" for the period January 1st 1916 to February 29th 1916.


[Signed by] Richard C.A. Littleton, Lieutenant


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Distance run per hour – knots

Coal expended for all purposes per hour – tons

Distance run per ton of coal – knots

Date when this information was obtained by actual experiment

At authorised power with natural draught = the unit

25

12

2.08

Dec. 03

"With all despatch" (the maximum power attainable for 24 hours) = 4/5 the unit

23.5

5.5

4.35

Oct. 04

"With despatch" (the maximum sea-going speed while the coal lasts) = 3/5 the unit

22

4.25

5.2

Oct. 04

"With moderate despatch" = 2/5 the unit

22

2.8

7.1

Sept. 04

"At ordinary speed" = 1/5 the unit

16

1.3

11.8

Sept. 04

"At most economical speed" = as determined by trial and in accordance with the varying conditions of wind and weather

10

0.7

14.2

Oct. 04


As requisite for war service

[Signed by] Richard C.A. Littleton, Lieutenant, March 2nd 1916


H.M.S. "Blenheim" 7 March 1916

Submitted, observing: No remarks. [Signed by] H.L. Hammond Engineer Lieutenant Commander (D)


H.M.S. "Blenheim" 7 March 1916 [Signed by] C.P.R. Coode Captain (D) Fifth Destroyer Flotilla


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Barometer

Mercurial or Aneroid

Aneroid





Name of Maker and number

Short and Mason Ltd.

1853

Till January 20th


J. Hicks

2461

From February 26th onwards

Height of cistern above sea

-





Error of Mercurial Barometer

-






Thermometers for Air Temperature

Position in Ship

Portable





Whether in screen








Date

Maker and No.

S. & A. Calderara

From


To



Thermometers for Sea Temperature



Date

Maker and No.


From


To




THE VOYAGES OF HMS USK 1916

JP map Usk 1916

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1 January 1916

At Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

10.00am: Hands employed as requisite

7.45pm: Let go starboard anchor

9.00pm: Rounds


Mudros is also spelled as Moudros.


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2 January 1916

At Mudros and on patrol

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

11.35am: Weighted starboard anchor

Noon: Weighed and proceeded with H.M.S. "Ribble", course and speed as required leaving harbour

1.00pm: Cape Irene abeam 1.5 miles, shaped course for Cape Helles

4.30pm: Course and speed as required on G patrol and for delivering correspondence

5.30pm: Proceeded on patrol off Kumkale

8.30pm: Rounds

10.00pm: On patrol off Kumkale, stopped and as required


Cape Irene is also known as Akra Ayia Irini.


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3 January 1916

On patrol

Lat 40.00, Long 26.00

2.00am: Stopped and as required on patrol off Kumkale

5.00am: Stopped and as required on patrol off Kumkale

6.00am: Proceeded as required on G patrol. Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Hands employed painting and as requisite

10.50am: Proceeded in company with H.M.S. "Ribble"

11.30am: Course and speed as required

11.40am: Stopped off Kephalo

Noon: Proceeded course and speed as required escorting H.M.S. "Hibernia"

1.20pm: Arrived off entrance, patrolling around H.M.S. "Hibernia"

3.50pm: Proceeded to Kephalo escorting H.M.S. "Hibernia", course and speed as required

4.50pm: Proceeded as required to G patrol

5.50pm: Stopped and as required on patrol in Morto Bay

8.30pm: Rounds

10.00pm: Stopped and as required on G patrol in Morto Bay


Kephalo is also known as Kefalo Burnu, the eastern most point of Gökçeada.


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4 January 1916

On patrol

Lat 40.00, Long 26.20

2.00am: Stopped and as required on patrol in Morto Bay

5.30am: Dropped back to G patrol. H.M.S. "Fury" arrived in Morto Bay

6.30am: Patrolling entrance, stopped and as required

7.50am: Communicated with H.M.S. "Staunch" and H.M.S. "Ribble". Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: On G patrol

10.00am: Hands employed as requisite

12.10pm: Proceeded with H.M.S. "Fury" to Kephalo

12.55pm: Arrived off Aliki Bay, stopped

1.15pm: Proceeded, course and speed as required escorting H.M.S. "Russell"

2.05pm: Arrived off left flank screening H.M.S. "Russell"

4.00pm: Proceeded, course and Speed as required to Kephalo, screening H.M.S. "Russell"

4.45pm: As required entering and leaving Kephalo anchorage

5.45pm: Closed H.M.S. "Scorpion"

6.15pm: Proceeded as required to patrol in Morto Bay. Stopped and as required

10.00pm: Stopped and as required on patrol in Morto Bay


Aliki Bay is located on the south side of Gökçeada, off the salt lake Tuz Gölü.


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5 January 1916

On patrol [and at Mudros]

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

1.00am: Stopped and as required on patrol in Morto Bay

3.40am: Observed four white Very's lights fired from seaward

5.00am: On patrol as required in Morto Bay

6.00am: Stopped and as required on patrol G. Hands employed as requisite

8.00am: Proceeded to Mudros in company with H.M.S. "Ribble"

9.00am: Lost overboard by accident one canvas hose, one life buoy, two hand scrubbers

9.52am: Cape Irene abeam 1 mile

10.00am: Course and speed as required entering harbour

10.57am: Secured alongside collier S.S. "Carronpark" and commenced coaling

2.25pm: Finished coaling, received 87 tons. Slipped and came to port anchor. Anchor bearings: windmills N4E, Portianos N70W, flagstaff S50E. Hands cleaning ship

5.00pm: Paid monthly payment

5.30pm: Hands employed stowing shrapnel shell and cartridges

9.00pm: Rounds


Very's lights are a type of flares.


The Wreck Site lists a probable reference to S.S "Carronpark".


Mudros is also spelled as Moudros.

Cape Irene is also known as Akra Ayia Irini.

Portianos is also known as Portianou, the site of the Portianos Military Cemetery.


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6 January 1916

At Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

7.45am: Weighed starboard anchor

10.00am: Hands employed as requisite

Noon: Weighed and proceeded as required out of harbour

12.30pm: Stopped and communicated with H.M.S. "Colne"

12.35pm: Proceeded

12.54pm: Cape Irene abeam 1 mile

3.50pm: Arrived of Cape Helles, patrolling entrance as required

4.00pm: Evening quarters

5.00pm: Proceeded as required to communicate with ketches

6.00pm: Arrived on G patrol, slow and as required

6.20pm: Stopped and as required on patrol in Morto Bay

8.30pm: Rounds

9.05pm: Proceeded as required to Kephalo

10.05pm: Stopped and embarked commander Kitson, proceeded as required

11.40pm: Stopped and as required off Cape Helles


Kephalo is also known as Kefalo Burnu, the eastern most point of Gökçeada.


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7 January 1916

On patrol

Lat 40.00, Long 26.13

2.00am: Stopped and as required off Cape Tekeh

5.00am: Stopped and as required off Cape Tekeh

6.10am: Proceeded to Kephalo

7.00am: Course as required entering Kephalo

7.10am: Stopped and disembarked commander Kitson

7.40am: Proceeded for Cape Helles, course as required

7.55am: Hands cleaning ship

8.45am: Communicated with H.M.S. "Chelmer" and proceeded to Rabbit Island patrol

10.00am: Hands employed as requisite

11.50am: Proceeded to close H.M.S. "Chelmer"

12.15pm: Communicated with H.M.S. "Chelmer", proceeded with H.M.S. "Ribble" to Kephalo as required

1.25pm: Arrived off Kephalo, stopped

1.57pm: Proceeded, course and speed as required screening H.M.S. "Russell"

2.30pm: Arrived off left flank, patrolling round H.M.S. "Russell"

4.00pm: Evening quarters

5.30pm: Proceeded as required escorting H.M.S. "Russell" to Kephalo

6.00pm: Course as required for Cape Helles

6.30pm: Stopped and as required on patrol off Kumkale

9.00pm: On patrol off Kumkale, stopped and as required

10.50pm: Closed H.M.S. "Ribble"

10.55pm: Proceeded to Kephalo as required


Cape Tekeh is also known as Tekke Burnu.

Kephalo is also known as Kefalo Burnu, the eastern most point of Gökçeada.

Rabbit Island is also known as Tavşan Adasi.


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8 January 1916

On patrol

Lat 40.02, Long 26.12

12.15am: Arrived Kephalo, embarked commander Kitson

12.50am: Proceeded as required to Cape Helles

1.15am: Stopped and as required off Cape Tekeh

5.00am: Stopped and as required off Cape Helles

6.15am: Proceeded to Kephalo as required

7.15am: Stopped and disembarked commander Kitson

7.25am: Proceeded to Cape Helles as required

7.30am: Hands cleaning ship

8.20am: Arrived in entrance

8.30am: Proceeded to left flank

8.40am: Communicated with H.M.S. "Wolverine"

9.00am: Hands employed as requisite

11.00am: Stopped and as required on patrol in entrance

12.05pm: Closed H.M.S. "Ribble"

12.45pm: Arrived at Aliki Bay

12.50pm: Came to port anchor

1.40pm: Proceeded to left flank as required

2.20pm: Patrolling round H.M.S. "Hibernia"

4.02pm: Proceeded as required screening H.M.S. "Hibernia"

4.40pm: Course as required for Cape Helles

5.30pm: Slow and as required on patrol at G [patrol]

6.00pm: Stopped and as required south of Seddul-Bahr

8.30pm: Rounds

10.00pm: Stopped and as required on patrol line Kumkale to Seddul-Bahr


Aliki Bay is located on the south side of Gökçeada, off the salt lake Tuz Gölü.

Seddul-Bahr is also known as Sedd el Bahr.


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9 January 1916

On patrol and at Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

1.00am: Stopped and as required on patrol between Seddul-Bahr and Kumkale

4.10am: Retired to G patrol

6.40am: Proceeded in company with H.M.S. "Ribble". Lost overboard by accident – stave end number 23, one in number

7.00am: Hands cleaning ship

10.00am: Cape Irene abeam 1 mile

10.10am: Course as required entering harbour

11.18am: Secured alongside collier S.S. "Carronpark" and commenced coaling

3.00pm: Finished coaling, received 73 tons (swept number 1 hold)

3.17pm: Secured alongside collier S.S. "Glenroy" and commenced coaling

4.30pm: Finished coaling, received 25 tons, slipped and came to both anchors. Anchor bearings: chimney S3E, Portianos S89W, Mudros church N70E

9.00pm: Rounds


The Wreck Site lists a probable reference to S.S "Carronpark".

The Wreck Site lists a probable reference to S.S "Glenroy".


Mudros is also spelled as Moudros.

Cape Irene is also known as Akra Ayia Irini.

Portianos is also known as Portianou, the site of the Portianos Military Cemetery.


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10 January 1916

At Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

7.15am: Weighed starboard anchor

9.00am: Hands employed as requisite

Noon: Weighed and proceeded with H.M.S. "Ribble"

1.07pm: Cape Irene abeam 1.5 miles, altered course for Cape Helles

5.00pm: Course as required on G patrol

6.30pm: Proceeded on patrol on a line south of 1 mile west of Cape Tekeh

10.00pm: Stopped and as required on patrol line


Cape Tekeh is also known as Tekke Burnu.


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11 January 1916

On patrol

Lat 40.03, Long 26.03

12.30am: Stopped and as required on patrol in entrance

1.30am: Fired eleven rounds at "W" beach

3.10am: H.M.S. "Kennett" fired at "V" beach [The log-keeper most probably made a spelling mistake and meant H.M.S. "Kennet"]

3.30am: Lost overboard by accident: cartridge 12-pounder 12 cwt. cases fired, one in number; cartridge 12-pounder 8 cwt. cases fired, one in number; adapters metal fired, two in number; tubes V3 Mark IV fired, two in number

5.25am: H.M.S. "Colne" fired at "V" beach

6.55am: Took up day patrol station

8.20am: Proceeded to Rabbit Island

9.00am: Altered course for Tenedos town

9.15am: Stopped

10.30am: Proceeded as requested escorting S.S. "Levant"

11.00am: Hands employed as requisite

1.00pm: Arrived off Kephalo Point patrolling round S.S. "Levant" as required slow speed

2.40pm: S.S. "Levant" commenced to pick up Kephalo Anzac cable

5.00pm: Proceeded to patrol of Cape Tekeh

5.40pm: Stopped and as required on G patrol

8.30pm: Rounds

10.00pm: Stopped and as required on patrol


The Clydebuilt database lists a probable reference to S.S. "Levant".


Rabbit Island is also known as Tavşan Adasi.

Tenedos is also known as Bozcaada.

Kephalo is also known as Kefalo Burnu, the eastern most point of Gökçeada.


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12 January 1916

On patrol

Lat 40.02, Long 26.13

12.30am: Stopped and as required on patrol line

12.45am: Patrol moved 2 miles to westward

3.15am: Resumed original patrol line

7.00am: Patrolling entrance as required

7.45am: Communicated with H.M.S. "Lydiard". Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: On G patrol slow speed

10.00am: Hands employed as requisite

1.00pm: On G patrol slow speed

2.30pm: H.M.S. "Staunch" and H.M.S. "Fury" arrived on patrol

6.00pm: Stopped and as required on patrol line south 1 mile west of Cape Tekeh

8.00pm: Stopped and as required on patrol

8.30pm: Rounds


Cape Tekeh is also known as Tekke Burnu.


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13 January 1916

On patrol [and at Mudros]

Lat 39.78, Long 25.72

2.00am: Stopped and as required on patrol

5.00am: On patrol slow and as required

7.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Hands preparing for coaling

11.00am: Proceeded in company with H.M.S. "Ribble"

12.56pm: Cape Irene abeam

1.20pm: Course as required entering harbour

2.00pm: Secured alongside collier S.S. "Glenroy"

4.55pm: Finished coaling, received 73 tons, slipped and came to port anchor 3 shackles 6 fathoms, starboard anchor 1 shackle. Anchor bearings: chimney S3W, windmills N40W, flagstaff N72E

7.00pm: Hands cleaning ship

9.00pm: Rounds


The Wreck Site lists a probable reference to S.S "Glenroy".


Cape Irene is also known as Akra Ayia Irini.


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14 January 1916

At Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

7.45am: Weighed starboard anchor

9.00am: Hands painting ship

11.45am: Weighed and warped alongside H.M.S. "Blenheim"

1.00pm: Hands painting ship

9.00pm: Rounds


Mudros is also spelled as Moudros.


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15 January 1916

At Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Hands employed as requisite

9.00pm: Rounds


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16 January 1916

At Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

2.00pm: Hands employed as requisite

9.00pm: Rounds


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17 January 1916

At Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

10.00am: Hands employed as requisite

2.00pm: Hands employed as requisite

9.00pm: Rounds


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18 January 1916

At Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

10.00am: Hands employed as requisite

2.00pm: Hands employed as requisite

9.00pm: Rounds


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19 January 1916

At Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

10.00am: Hands employed as requisite

2.00pm: Hands fitting sweeping gear

9.00pm: Rounds


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20 January 1916

At Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

10.00am: Hands employed fitting sweeping gear and dismounting guns

2.00pm: Hands employed as requisite

9.00pm: Rounds


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21 January 1916

At Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship


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22 January 1916

From Mudros to Port Iero

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

8.05am: Slipped from H.M.S. "Blenheim" and secured alongside S.S. "Polavon"

10.00am: Hands drawing sweeping gear

1.15pm: Slipped from S.S. "Polavon" and closed H.M.S. "Lord Nelson", embarked mails for Port Iero and proceeded as required leaving harbour

1.35pm: Shaped course for Port Iero

1.45pm: Kombi light abeam 9 miles

4.30pm: Sigri lighthouse abeam 3.5 miles

7.45pm: Course as required entering harbour

8.35pm: Came to port anchor, let go starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Sidero Island S2E, beacon S85W, chimney N3W

9.00pm: Rounds


The Wreck Site lists a probable reference to S.S "Polavon".


Port Iero is also known as Kolpos Geras, Lesvos.

Kombi Island is also known as Vrachonisida Kompi.

Sidero Island is also known as Nisida Agios Isidoros.


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23 January 1916

At Port Iero

Lat 39.07, Long 26.50

6.30am: Weighed and proceeded

6.52am: Secured alongside collier S.S. "Tremorvah"

8.15am: Finished coaling, received 35 tons, slipped and came to port anchor

3.30pm: Weighed and proceeded, course and speed as required leaving harbour

4.30pm: Shaped course for Khios

6.50pm: Sighted Psara light S65W

8.30pm: Rounds

10.00pm: Patrolling north and south to westward of Khios


The Wreck Site lists a probable reference to S.S "Tremorvah".


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24 January 1916

On patrol in Khios Strait [and at Scio]

Lat 38.37, Long 26.15

2.00am: Patrolling north and south to westward of Khios

5.00am: Patrolling north and south to westward of Khios

6.00am: As required for Khios Strait

7.30am: Hands cleaning ship

8.00am: As required patrolling Khios Strait

10.45am: Came to port anchor in Scio anchorage

1.25pm: Weighed and proceeded as required

2.00pm: Patrolling Khios Strait as required

5.00pm: Patrolling Khios Strait as required

8.30pm: Rounds

10.00pm: Patrolling as required N5E and S5W 6 knots in Khios Strait


Scio is also known as Chios.


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25 January 1916

On patrol in Khios Strait [and at Scio]

Lat 38.37, Long 26.15

2.00am: Patrolling as required N5E and S5W in Khios Strait

5.00am: Patrolling as required N5E and S5W in Khios Strait

6.45am: Boarded caique

7.00am: Hands cleaning ship

10.30am: Closed Scio

10.45am: Patrolling as required

11.50am: Came to port anchor in Scio anchorage

2.00pm: Weighed and proceeded as required patrolling Khios Strait

3.00pm: Boarded caique

6.00pm: Course and speed as required patrolling north of Khios

10.00pm: Patrolling as required NW and SE between Khios and Psara Islands


A caique is a small wooden trading vessel, brightly painted and rigged for sail.


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26 January 1916

On patrol [and at Scio]

Lat 38.62, Long 25.97 [The log-keeper had accidentally noted a longitude of 28°58'E (28.97)]

2.00am: Patrolling as required off Cape Nicolo

2.45am: Closed caique

5.00am: Patrolling as required off Cape Nicolo

7.10am: Patrolling round Psara

7.30am: Hands cleaning ship

8.20am: Came to port anchor in Psara anchorage. Anchor bearings: Mount Elias N20E, church N82W, point of land S55E. Boarded all caiques at Psara

10.45am: Weighed and proceeded as required

11.30am: Hands employed as requisite

12.30pm: Patrolling as required northern and eastern coast of Khios

3.30pm: Closed Scio harbour

3.35pm: Proceeded, patrolling Khios Strait as required

5.00pm: Patrolling as required N5E and S5W in Khios Strait

8.30pm: Rounds

10.00pm: Patrolling as required N5E and S5W 6 knots in Khios Strait


Cape Nicolo is most probably now known as Mélaina, or Akra Korakia.


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27 January 1916

On patrol in Khios Strait [and at Scio]

Lat 38.37, Long 26.15

12.15am: Patrolling as required N5E and S5W 6 knots in Khios Strait

12.30am: Closed Shios harbour [The log-keeper most probably made a spelling mistake and meant Chios]

12.40am: Stopped

1.15am: Proceeded

1.40am: Patrolling N26E and S26W in Khios Strait

6.00am: Patrolling Khios Strait N26E and S26W

7.30am: Hands cleaning ship

8.35am: Closed Scio

9.00am: Came to port anchor. Anchor bearings: tower N18W, mosque S44W, breakwater S78E

10.30am: Hands employed as requisite

6.00pm: Weighed and proceeded as required

6.20pm: Patrolling N26E and S26W in Khios Strait

8.30pm: Rounds

10.00pm: Patrolling N26E and S26W in Khios Strait


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28 January 1916

At Port Iero

Lat 39.07, Long 26.50

1.00am: Patrolling N26E and S26W as required

2.45am: Closed and boarded four caiques on 3 mile limit

4.15am: Proceeded

4.25am: Pasha lighthouse abeam 0.5 miles

6.45am: Course and speed as required entering Port Iero

7.40am: Secured alongside collier S.S. "Tremorvah"

8.15am: Commenced coaling

11.45am: Finished coaling, received 104 tons

12.30pm: Slipped and came to port anchor. Anchor bearings: Sidero Island S35E, beacon N85E, flagstaff N48W

9.00pm: Rounds


A caique is a small wooden trading vessel, brightly painted and rigged for sail.


The Wreck Site lists a probable reference to S.S "Tremorvah".


Port Iero is also known as Kolpos Geras, Lesvos.

Sidero Island is also known as Nisida Agios Isidoros.


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29 January 1916

At Port Iero

Lat 39.07, Long 26.50

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

10.00am: Hands employed as requisite

11.35am: Embarked French aviator

Noon: Weighed and proceeded as required out of harbour

12.40pm: Shaped course for Khios Strait

3.40pm: Stopped and communicated with drifter "82"

3.50pm: Proceeded for Scio

5.40pm: Came to port anchor in Scio anchorage. Anchor bearings: mosque N87W, wireless transmitter mast S85E, breakwater N37E

5.45pm: Secured stern to wharf

5.50pm: Disembarked French aviator

9.00pm: Rounds


Scio is also known as Chios.


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30 January 1916

At Scio

Lat 38.37, Long 26.15

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

1.00pm: Leave to watch from 1.00pm till 5.00pm

9.00pm: Rounds


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31 January 1916

From Scio to Port Iero

Lat 38.77, Long 26.43

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.15am: Embarked French flying officer

9.20am: Weighed and proceeded

10.22am: Pasha lighthouse abeam 0.7 miles

11.30am: Hands employed as requisite

1.10pm: Disembarked French aviator in Port Iero entrance and proceeded for Khios Strait

3.50pm: As required patrolling Khios Strait

6.00pm: Patrolling Khios Strait N26E and S26W

8.30pm: Rounds

10.00pm: Course as required patrolling Khios Strait

11.30pm: Passed S.S. "Macedonia" steering north


Tyne Built Ships lists a possible reference to S.S. "Macedonia".


Port Iero is also known as Kolpos Geras, Lesvos.



LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1916


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1 February 1916

On patrol [and at Scio]

Lat 38.37, Long 26.15

2.00am: Patrolling as required in Khios Strait

5.00am: Lost overboard by accident: brooms, bass broom-heads pattern number 457, one in number

5.30am: Patrolling Khios Strait as required

7.30am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Hands employed as requisite

10.00am: Patrolling Khios Strait as required

11.45am: Came to port anchor in Scio anchorage. Anchor bearings: breakwater S83E, fort N10W, flagstaff N51E

3.15pm: Weighed and proceeded as required patrolling Khios Strait

7.00pm: Patrolling Khios Strait as required

8.30pm: Rounds

10.00pm: Patrolling Khios Strait as required


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2 February 1916

On patrol [and at Goni Island]

Lat 38.44, Long 26.32

2.00am: Patrolling Khios Strait as required

3.00am: Steamer entered Scio harbour

6.00am: Patrolling Khios Strait as required

7.30am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Hands employed as requisite

10.30am: Came to port anchor off Goni Island

3.00pm: Weighed and proceeded as required patrolling Khios Strait

6.00pm: Patrolling as required in Khios Strait

8.30pm: Rounds

10.00pm: Patrolling as required in Khios Strait


Goni Island is also known as Karaada.


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3 February 1916

At sea [and at Scio]

Lat 38.37, Long 26.15

1.00am: Course as required patrolling Khios Strait

5.00am: Patrolling N by E and S by W south of Paspargo light

6.30am: Patrolling Khios Strait as required

7.30am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Hands employed as requisite

10.00am: Patrolling Khios Strait as required

11.30am: Came to port anchor in Scio anchorage. Anchor bearings: minaret S89W, light pole N60E, breakwater light S74E

3.45pm: Weighed and proceeded as required patrolling Khios Strait

4.00pm: Reduced to 10 knots, course as required, searching coast

5.00pm: Visited Egri Liman Bay

5.30pm: Patrolling Egri Liman Channel as required

8.30pm: Rounds

10.00pm: Patrolling as required in Egri Liman Channel


Paspargo is also known as Sungukaya Adasi.


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4 February 1916

At Port Iero

Lat 39.07, Long 26.50

2.00am: On patrol as required in Egri Liman Channel

3.20am: Proceeded N by W

3.57am: Kara Burnu abeam 2.95 miles

6.00am: Course as required entering harbour

7.20am: Came to port anchor. Anchor bearings: beacon N74E, Sidero Island S25W, chimney N50W

9.30am: Weighed

9.45am: Secured alongside collier S.S. "Tremorvah" and commenced coaling.

11.00am: Lost overboard by accident: sacks, coal, tarred, 2 cwt., pattern number 3A, ten in number

2.30pm: Finished coaling, received 106 tons

2.45pm: Proceeded, course and speed as required, leaving harbour

3.12pm: Shaped course for Khios Strait

4.45pm: Read warrant ?

5.00pm: Course as required to Scio anchorage

5.30pm: Stopped and communicated with drifter "82"

6.10pm: Came to port anchor

6.30pm: Secured stern to wharf

9.00pm: Rounds


The Wreck Site lists a probable reference to S.S "Tremorvah".


Port Iero is also known as Kolpos Geras, Lesvos.

Kara Burnu is located between Üleştiren Burnu and Göksüz Burun.

Sidero Island is also known as Nisida Agios Isidoros.

Scio is also known as Chios.


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5 February 1916

At Scio

Lat 38.37, Long 26.15

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

7.00am: Lost overboard by accident: callipers, external 4½ inch, pattern number 109, one in number

10.00am: Hands employed as requisite

9.00pm: Rounds


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6 February 1916

At Scio

Lat 38.37, Long 26.15

7.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00pm: Rounds


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7 February 1916

On patrol

Lat 38.40, Long 26.33

7.00am: Hands cleaning ship

8.00am: Weighed and proceeded as required, visiting patrols

8.30am: Communicated with drifter "0334"

9.30am: Communicated with drifter "82"

11.00am: Course as required patrolling in Bay of Eritra

12.30pm: Patrolling as required in Khios Strait

1.30pm: Communicated with H.M.S. "Wolverine"

2.15pm: Fired six rounds 12-pounder 12 cwt. at Chesme defences

5.30pm: Patrolling Khios Strait as required

6.00pm: Course as required for Psara light

8.30pm: Rounds

9.00pm: Course N40W and S40E patrolling between Psara and Khios Islands


Bay of Eritra is also known as Ildir Korfezi.

Chesme is also known as Çeşme.


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8 February 1916

On patrol

Lat 38.40, Long 26.18

2.00am: Patrolling N40W and S40E between Khios and Psara Islands

5.00am: Patrolling N60W and S40E off Psara Island

6.30am: Proceeded as required to Antipsara Island and Psara Island

7.30am: Hands cleaning ship

8.00am: Came to port anchor in Psara anchorage

9.15am: Boarded caiques in harbour

11.30am: Weighed and proceeded as required

1.30pm: Course as required searching west coast of Khios Island

2.15pm: Course as required searching south coast of Khios Island

5.00pm: Course as required visiting patrols

6.00pm: Course as required patrolling Khios Strait

7.00pm: Passed steamer S.S. "Georgios" bound for Scio

8.30pm: Rounds

10.00pm: Patrolling N26E and S26W in Khios Strait

11.10pm: Greek steamer S.S. "Georgios" sailed from Scio


A caique is a small wooden trading vessel, brightly painted and rigged for sail.


The Wreck Site lists a probable reference to S.S "Georgios".


Scio is also known as Chios.


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9 February 1916

On patrol [and at Scio]

Lat 38.37, Long 26.15

2.00am: Patrolling in Khios Strait as required

6.30am: Course as required for Scio harbour

7.30am: Hands cleaning ship

8.10am: Proceeded as required visiting patrols

8.45am: Communicated with drifter "87"

8.50am: Course as required patrolling Khios Strait. Hands employed as requisite

10.30am: Boarded caique and proceeded as required for Scio

12.07pm: Came to port anchor in Scio harbour. Anchor bearings: minaret S87W, pole N58E, breakwater right side S74E

4.20pm: Weighed and proceeded, course as required visiting patrols

6.00pm: Shaped course as required for Paspargo light

6.05pm: Paspargo light abeam 2 cables

7.00pm: Course N40E and S40W on patrol

8.30pm: Rounds. Stopped and boarded caique

9.00pm: Proceeded on patrol

11.25pm: Course as required closing steamer "Elaine"

11.45pm: Boarded steamer "Elaine"


Paspargo is also known as Sungukaya Adasi.


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10 February 1916

On patrol [and at Port Iero]

Lat 39.07, Long 26.50

12.45am: Steamer "Elaine" proceeded towards Scio. Course as required following "Elaine"

2.10am: Stopped of Scio

6.00am: Course as required escorting "Elaine" to Iero

7.00am: Closed patrols for letters

7.30am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Kara Burnu abeam 1.3 miles

9.05am: Hands employed as requisite

11.45am: Course and speed as required entering Port Iero

12.25pm: Secured alongside collier S.S. "Tremorvah" and commenced coaling

3.55pm: Came to port anchor. Anchor bearings: Sidero Island S35E, windmill S18W, beacon N66E

5.00pm: Hands cleaning ship

9.00pm: Rounds


The Wreck Site lists a probable reference to S.S "Tremorvah".


Port Iero is also known as Kolpos Geras, Lesvos.

Kara Burnu is located between Üleştiren Burnu and Göksüz Burun.

Sidero Island is also known as Nisida Agios Isidoros.


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11 February 1916

At sea [and at Scio]

Lat 38.37, Long 26.15

6.25am: Shortened in to 2½ shackles

7.00am: Weighed and proceeded, course and speed as required leaving harbour

9.30am: Hands employed as requisite

11.00am: Course as required visiting patrols

11.30am: Course as required to Scio

12.05pm: Came to port anchor in Scio harbour

12.40pm: Secured stern to wharf

9.00pm: Rounds

11.00pm: Ship dragged port anchor, slipped stern, weighed and proceeded out of harbour


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12 February 1916

At Scio

Lat 38.37, Long 26.15

2.00am: Stopped and as required of Scio

5.00am: Stopped and as required of Scio

7.30am: Came to port anchor in Scio harbour. Anchor bearings: breakwater N82E, fort N7W, house S32E

8.15am: Drifter "82" secured alongside

8.45am: Hands employed as requisite

1.30pm: H.M.S. "Jonquil" arrived

2.15pm: H.M.S. "Jonquil" sailed

9.00pm: Rounds

10.45pm: Drifter "87" anchored


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13 February 1916

On patrol [and at Scio]

Lat 38.37, Long 26.15

7.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Weighed and proceeded

9.05am: Course as required visiting patrols

9.30am: Communicated with drifter "0334"

9.45am: Proceeded

10.50am: Course as required to Scio

11.45am: Came to port anchor in Scio harbour

2.00pm: Gave 2 tons of water to drifter "0334"

2.40pm: Embarked vice consul

2.45pm: Weighed and proceeded

3.37pm: Pasha light abeam

5.10pm: Course and speed as required entering Port Iero

5.45pm: Arrived at Port Iero and disembarked Vice Consul

6.00pm: Came to port anchor. Anchor bearings: Sidero Island S20E, beacon N85E, chimney N20W

9.00pm: Rounds


Port Iero is also known as Kolpos Geras, Lesvos.

Sidero Island is also known as Nisida Agios Isidoros.


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14 February 1916

Port Iero to Scio

Lat 38.37, Long 26.15

7.00am: Weighed and proceeded, course and speed as required leaving harbour

9.05am: Hands employed as requisite

9.30am: Course as required to Scio

9.40am: Communicated with drifter "87"

10.10am: Came to port anchor

10.30am: Secured stern to wharf

1.10pm: Drifter "0334" secured alongside

1.15pm: Hands employed painting ship

3.10pm: Drifter "0334" proceeded

9.00pm: Rounds


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15 February 1916

At sea [and at Port Iero]

Lat 39.07, Long 26.50

2.00am: Weighed and proceeded out of harbour

3.15am: Pasha light abeam

6.30am: Course and speed as required entering harbour. Hands preparing for coaling

7.20am: Came to port anchor

11.30am: Weighed

11.35am: Secured alongside collier S.S. "Tremorvah" and commenced coaling

3.00pm: Finished coaling, received 82 tons, slipped and proceeded out of harbour

3.40pm: Course S42N for Port Marmaro

6.00pm: Course and speed as required entering Port Marmaro

6.10pm: Came to port anchor

6.30pm: Weighed and proceeded as required to patrol Khios Strait

8.30pm: Rounds

9.00pm: Communicated with drifter "82"

9.25pm: Patrolling Khios Strait as required


The Wreck Site lists a probable reference to S.S "Tremorvah".


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16 February 1916

At Scio

Lat 38.37, Long 26.15

2.00am: Patrolling Khios Strait as required

5.00am: Patrolling Khios Strait as required

7.30am: Came to port anchor in Scio

7.45am: Secured stern to wharf

9.00am: Hands employed as requisite

9.10am: Greek steamer sailed

9.35am: Drifter "82" secured alongside

11.00am: Greek steamer sailed

11.45am: Paid monthly payment

4.30pm: Put second stern wire ashore

9.00pm: Rounds


Scio is also known as Chios.


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17 February 1916

At Scio

Lat 38.37, Long 26.15

3.15am: Drifter "82" secured to wharf and disembarked patrols

5.10am: [Drifter] "82" embarked patrols and left the harbour

7.10am: H.M.S. "Doris" arrived

7.20am: H.M.S. "Wolverine" arrived

8.45am: H.M.S. "Jonquil" arrived

9.30am: H.M.S. "Jonquil" sailed

9.45am: H.M.S. "Wolverine" sailed

10.28am: [Drifter] "82" proceeded

11.15am: [Drifter] "0334" arrive, H.M.S. "Doris" sailed

9.00pm: Rounds

10.30pm: Greek steamer arrived

10.45pm: [Drifter] "0334" proceeded


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18 February 1916

At Scio

Lat 38.37, Long 26.15

7.00am: Hands cleaning ship

7.30am: Let go stern wire

8.00am: Shifted billet, came to port anchor

9.15am: Hands employed painting and as required

12.30pm: S.S. "Macedonia" arrived

2.45pm: Shifted billet

3.00pm: Came to port anchor

4.40pm: Drifter "0334" arrived

9.00pm: Rounds

11.10pm: S.S. "Macedonia" sailed

11.15pm: Shifted billet


Tyne Built Ships lists a possible reference to S.S. "Macedonia".


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19 February 1916

From Scio to Port Iero

Lat 38.9, Long 26.4 [Approximate position]

7.00am: Hands cleaning ship

7.15am: Embarked French passenger

7.30am: Weighed and proceeded as required to Goni Island

8.20am: Stopped off Goni Island, hands employed getting in motor boats

10.10am: Proceeded as required. Hands employed as requisite

11.20am: Course N30E for Port Iero

1.00pm: Course as required entering Port Iero

1.27pm: Came to port anchor, disembarked French passenger. Anchor bearings: Sidero Island S12E, beacon S85E, chimney N50W

2.50pm: Secured alongside collier S.S. "Tremorvah"

4.50pm: Finished coaling, received 38 tons

5.00pm: Came to port anchor

9.00pm: Rounds


The Wreck Site lists a probable reference to S.S "Tremorvah".


Port Iero is also known as Kolpos Geras, Lesvos.

Goni Island is also known as Karaada.

Sidero Island is also known as Nisida Agios Isidoros.


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20 February 1916

From Port Iero to Scio Strait

Lat 38.53, Long 26.32

7.00am: Hands cleaning ship

8.40am: Weighed and proceeded, course and speed as required leaving harbour

11.30am: Stopped, boarded caique

11.45am: Proceeded

Noon: As required patrolling Khios Strait

12.35pm: Stopped and communicated with [drifter] "0334"

12.40pm: Proceeded

1.10pm: Stopped and communicated with [drifter] "87"

1.15pm: Proceeded

3.00pm: Patrolling Khios Strait as required

5.00pm: Patrolling Khios Strait as required

8.30pm: Rounds

10.00pm: Patrolling Khios Strait as required


A caique is a small wooden trading vessel, brightly painted and rigged for sail.


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21 February 1916

On patrol

Lat 38.50, Long 26.37

2.00am: Patrolling Khios Strait as required

6.00am: Patrolling Khios Strait as required

7.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.15am: Hands employed as requisite

10.00am: Patrolling Khios Strait as required

1.00pm: Patrolling Khios Strait as required

2.25pm: Stopped and communicated with [drifter] "0334"

2.30pm: Proceeded, course as required for Port Marmaro

3.50pm: Came to port anchor in Marmaro

4.00pm: Boarded all large caiques

5.15pm: Weighed and proceeded as required

5.30pm: As required patrolling Khios Strait

8.30pm: Rounds

10.00pm: Patrolling Khios Strait as required


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22 February 1916

On patrol

Lat 38.45, Long 26.28

2.00am: Patrolling Khios Strait as required

6.00am: Patrolling Khios Strait as required

7.40am: Came to port anchor

9.15am: Hands employed as requisite

10.40am: Weighed and proceeded as required

11.00am: Patrolling Khios Strait as required

12.25pm: Stopped and communicated with drifter "0334"

12.40pm: Proceeded to Kalokrithia Bay [The log-keeper most probably made a spelling mistake and meant Kolokithia Bay]

1.50pm: As required to Agnusi Bay

2.20pm: Patrolling Khios Strait as required

5.00pm: Patrolling Khios Strait, course and speed as required

8.30pm: Rounds

10.00pm: Patrolling Khios Strait as required


Kolokithia Bay is also known as Port Kolokithia, and Ormos Kolokythias.

Agnusi is also known as Nisoi Oinoussai.


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23 February 1916

At Scio

Lat 38.37, Long 26.15

2.00am: Patrolling Khios Strait as required

5.00am: Patrolling Khios Strait as required

6.00am: Course S50W for Scio

7.15am: Came to port anchor and secured stern to wharf

10.00am: Hands employed painting ship

2.00pm: Hands employed painting ship

9.00pm: Rounds


Scio is also known as Chios.


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24 February 1916

At Scio

Lat 38.37, Long 26.15

7.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.20am: Hands painting ship

9.55am: Drifter "119" secured alongside

1.15pm: Hands painting ship

6.20pm: Drifter "119" slipped and proceeded

9.00pm: Rounds


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25 February 1916

On patrol

Lat 38.45, Long 26.28

7.00am: Hands cleaning ship

8.55am: Let go stern wire

9.00am: Weighed and proceeded as required

9.10am: Reduced to slow, patrolling Khios Strait as required

9.15am: Hands employed as required

10.30am: Came to port anchor off Cape St. Helena. Anchor bearings: monastery S23W, Kamuthi Island N64E, chimney N16W. Boarded caique [The log-keeper most probably made a spelling mistake and meant Kumuthi Island]

11.10am: Caique cast off

11.15am: Weighed and proceeded

12.30pm: Stopped and communicated with drifter "119"

1.00pm: Proceeded to patrol

2.25pm: Stopped and communicated with drifters "119" and "251"

2.30pm: Proceeded as required

3.45pm: Stopped and communicated with drifter "119"

4.10pm: Closed drifter "119" and communicated

5.00pm: Course as required patrolling Egri Liman Channel

8.30pm: Rounds

10.00pm: Patrolling Egri Liman Channel


A caique is a small wooden trading vessel, brightly painted and rigged for sail.


Cape St. Helena is also known as Akra Agia Eleni.

Kumuthi Island is also known as Ucburun Sigliklari.


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26 February 1916

At Port Iero

Lat 39.07, Long 26.50

2.00am: Patrolling Egri Liman Channel as required

3.50am: Shaped course for Port Iero

6.45am: Course as required entering Port Iero

7.15am: Secured alongside collier S.S. "Queensland Transport" and commenced coaling

11.30am: Finished coaling, received 103 tons, slipped and came to port anchor. Anchor bearings: beacon S74E, Sidero Island S5W, chimney N45W

12.45pm: Hands cleaning ship

9.00pm: Rounds


Tees Built Ships lists a possible reference to S.S. "Queensland Transport".


Port Iero is also known as Kolpos Geras, Lesvos.

Sidero Island is also known as Nisida Agios Isidoros.


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27 February 1916

From Port Iero to Mudros

Lat 39.15, Long 25.87

7.00am: Hands cleaning ship

8.55am: Weighed and proceeded as required leaving harbour

9.25am: Patras Island abeam 0.5 miles

10.46am: Cape Vurkos abeam 1.5 miles

12.13pm: Sigri lighthouse abeam 2 miles

3.15pm: Kombi Point abeam, course as required entering harbour

3.35pm: Course and speed as required

4.10pm: Secured alongside collier "New Field" and commenced coaling

5.20pm: Finished coaling, received 10 tons

5.30pm: Secured alongside S.S. "Carrigan Head", hands provisioning ship

9.00pm: Rounds


Mudros is also spelled as Moudros.

Patras Island is most probably one of the small island south-east of the entrance to Port Iero.

Kombi Island is also known as Vrachonisida Kompi.


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28 February 1916

At Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

6.30am: Hands cleaning ship

9.15am: Hands employed fitting Berthon boat

10.15am: Slipped from S.S. "Cardigan Head". Closed H.M.S. "Angora"

10.55am: Came to port anchor. Anchor bearings: chimney S10W, windmill N36W, flagstaff N60E

11.05am: Let go starboard anchor

1.00pm: Leave to watch from 1.30pm to 6.30pm

9.00pm: Rounds


Berthon boats are collapsible lifeboats.


H.M.S. Angora was a minelayer, converted from mercantile use. The Clydebuilt database lists a reference to H.M.S. "Angora".


Mudros is also spelled as Moudros.


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29 February 1916

From Mudros to Port Iero

Lat 39.12, Long 25.92

7.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

7.40am: Weighed starboard anchor

7.50am: Weighed and proceeded, course and speed as required

9.20am: Hands employed as requisite

11.30am: Sigri lighthouse abeam 1.5 miles

12.08pm: Cape Brisa abeam 1 mile

12.57pm: Cape Vurkos abeam 0.6 miles

2.00pm: Course as required entering Port Iero

2.15pm: Secured alongside collier S.S. "Queensland Transport" and commenced coaling

4.15pm: Finished coaling, received 28 tons, slipped

4.30pm: Came to port anchor. Anchor bearings: Sidero Island S12W, beacon East, chimney N14W

5.00pm: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.00pm: Rounds


Tees Built Ships lists a possible reference to S.S. "Queensland Transport".


Port Iero is also known as Kolpos Geras, Lesvos.

Cape Brisa is most probably also known as Akra Kopanos.

Sidero Island is also known as Nisida Agios Isidoros.


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[Back cover of log book]



LOGS FOR MARCH 1916


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[Front cover of log book]


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[Handwritten]

This is to certify that this is a true copy of the log of H.M.S. "Usk" for the period March 1st 1916 to April 30th 1916.


[Signed by] Richard C.A. Littleton, Lieutenant


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Distance run per hour – knots

Coal expended for all purposes per hour – tons

Distance run per ton of coal – knots

Date when this information was obtained by actual experiment

At authorised power with natural draught = the unit

25

12

2.08

Dec. 03

"With all despatch" (the maximum power attainable for 24 hours) = 4/5 the unit

23.5

5.5

4.27

Oct. 04

"With despatch" (the maximum sea-going speed while the coal lasts) = 3/5 the unit

22

4.25

5.2

Oct. 04

"With moderate despatch" = 2/5 the unit

22

2.8

7.8

Sept. 04

"At ordinary speed" = 1/5 the unit

16

1.3

12.3

Sept. 04

"At most economical speed" = as determined by trial and in accordance with the varying conditions of wind and weather

10

0.7

14.2

Oct. 04


As requisite for war service

[Signed by] Richard C.A. Littleton, Lieutenant, May 1st 1916


H.M.S. "Blenheim" 4 May 1916

Submitted, observing: No remarks. [Signed by] H.L. Hammond Engineer Lieutenant Commander (D)


5 May 1916 [Signed by] C.P.R. Coode Captain (D) Fifth Destroyer Flotilla


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Barometer

Mercurial or Aneroid

Aneroid





Name of Maker and number

J. Hicks

2461


Height of cistern above sea

-





Error of Mercurial Barometer

-






Thermometers for Air Temperature

Position in Ship

Portable





Whether in screen








Date

Maker and No.

S. & A. Calderara

From


To



Thermometers for Sea Temperature



Date

Maker and No.


From


To



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1 March 1916

From Port Iero to Long Island

Lat 38.5, Long 26.74

6.30am: Weighed

6.45am: Proceeded as required out of harbour

7.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.10am: Communicated with "Anzac"

9.20am: Hands employed as requisite

9.25am: Proceeded

9.35am: Communicated with H.M.S. "M22"

9.45am: Proceeded, attending an aircraft in Gulf of Smyrna

10.05am: Came to port anchor in East Bay, Long Island. Anchor bearings: conspicuous tree N80W, point of land left side N2W, Long Point left side SE

1.15pm: Hands employed as requisite

1.35pm: "Penelope" secured alongside for water

2.00pm: Weighed and proceeded out of harbour, "Penelope" cast off

2.10pm: Course as required escorting H.M.S. "M22"

6.00pm: As required escorting H.M.S. "M22"

9.00pm: Rounds


Long Island is also known as Chustan Island and Uzanada.

Smyrna is present day city of İzmir.


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2 March 1916

From Long Island to Port Iero

Lat 38.47, Long 26.68

6.20am: Embarked French aviator

6.30am: Weighed and proceeded out of harbour, course as required to north of Long Island

7.10am: Disembarked French aviator

7.50am: Came to port anchor. Anchor bearings: Long Point SE, point of land N18W, tree N81W

9.10am: Hands employed cleaning ship

11.10am: Weighed and proceeded as required to Cape St. Nikolo

11.30am: Communicated with "Anzac"

11.35am: Proceeded, searching for caique

12.05pm: Stopped off Nikolo Bay

12.25pm: Embarked four refugees and proceeded as required to East Bay

1.00pm: Came to port anchor. Anchor bearings: Long Point SE, point of land N10W, conspicuous tree N81W

2.20pm: Embarked Senior Naval Officer Iero and midshipman and weighed and proceeded

2.30pm: Closed H.M.S. "Ribble" full speed, action stations

3.05pm: Secure

5.00pm: Course as required entering Port Iero

5.25pm: Came to port anchor. Anchor bearings: beacon S60E, Sidero Island S6W, chimney N43W

9.00pm: Rounds


A caique is a small wooden trading vessel, brightly painted and rigged for sail.


Sidero Island is also known as Nisida Agios Isidoros.


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3 March 1916

From Port Zero To Scio

Lat 39.07, Long 26.50

6.15am: Hands preparing for coaling

6.50am: Weighed and proceeded

7.05am: Secured alongside collier S.S. "Queensland" and commenced coaling [The log-keeper most probably meant S.S. "Queensland Transport"]

9.20am: Finished coaling, received 50 tons, slipped.

9.40am: Came to port anchor in C.3 billet. Anchor bearings: beacon S60E, Sidero Island S6W, chimney N43W

9.50am: Hands employed cleaning ship

1.00pm: Weighed

1.15pm: Proceeded out of harbour

1.45pm: Shaped course for Scio

3.55pm: Pasha light abeam 1 mile

4.30pm: Course as required visiting patrols and to Scio

5.50pm: Arrived at Scio, came to port anchor

6.00pm: Secured stern to wharf

9.00pm: Rounds


Tees Built Ships lists a possible reference to S.S. "Queensland Transport".


Scio is also known as Chios.


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4 March 1916

[At Scio]

Lat 38.37, Long 26.15

7.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.10am: Drifter "87" sailed

8.15am: Drifter "151" arrived

9.15am: Hands employed painting ship. Torpedo ratings parting after torpedo

1.15pm: Hands employed painting and as requisite

7.50pm: Drifter "119" arrived

8.00pm: Drifter "119" sailed

9.00pm: Rounds


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5 March 1916

On patrol

Lat 38.47, Long 26.33

7.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

7.30am: Drifter "119" secured alongside

8.30am: S.S. "Whitby Abbey" arrived off Scio

9.00am: Drifter "119" cast off

9.05am: Cast off stern wire, weighed and proceeded as required

9.35am: Came to port anchor off Cape St. Helena. Anchor bearings: tower N44W, monastery S28W, Kamuthi Island N68E [The log-keeper most probably made a spelling mistake and meant Kumuthi Island]

10.05am: Division and prayers

10.15am: Weighed and proceeded

11.30am: Patrolling Khios Strait as required

2.40pm: Came to port anchor off Cape St. Helena. Boarded caique. Anchor bearings: Cape St. Helena S25E, monastery SW, house N64W

6.15pm: Secured caique astern

7.15pm: Cast off caique and proceeded on patrol

8.30pm: Rounds

10.00pm: Patrolling Khios Strait as required


A caique is a small wooden trading vessel, brightly painted and rigged for sail.


Tees Built Ships lists a possible reference to S.S. "Whitby Abbey".


Scio is also known as Chios.

Cape St. Helena is also known as Akra Agia Eleni.

Kumuthi Island is also known as Ucburun Sigliklari.


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6 March 1916

On patrol [and at Scio]

Lat 38.37, Long 26.15

2.00am: Patrolling Khios Strait as required

6.00am: Passed two Greek steamers bound for southward

7.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.10am: Hands employed as requisite

9.25am: Came to port anchor. Anchor bearings: minaret N82W, house S40W, mole right side N75E

6.30pm: Weighed and proceeded as required

7.25pm: Stopped off entrance to Scio harbour and communicated

8.20pm: Patrolling Khios Strait as required

8.30pm: Rounds

11.50pm: Stopped and communicated with drifter "119"

11.55pm: Proceeded


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7 March 1916

On patrol

Lat 38.48, Long 26.27

2.00am: Patrolling as required in Khios Strait

5.00am: Course and speed as required patrolling

6.00am: Communicated with drifter "87"

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

7.00am: Communicated with drifter "119"

8.30am: Proceeded as required

8.45am: Stopped, drifter "251" secured alongside, took in 1 ton distilled water

9.10am: Hands employed as requisite

9.30am: Drifter "251" cast off, proceeded as required

10.25am: Stopped off Scio, took caique in tow and proceeded to Goni Island

11.30am: Caique cast off, proceeded

11.55am: Communicated with drifter "87"

12.03pm: Proceeded for Scio

1.25pm: Came to port anchor. Anchor bearings: house S22E, minaret N81W, left side of mole S86E

6.10pm: Weighed and proceeded as required closing drifter "251"

7.00pm: Course as required patrolling Khios Strait

8.30pm: Rounds

10.00pm: Course as required patrolling Khios Strait


A caique is a small wooden trading vessel, brightly painted and rigged for sail.


Goni Island is also known as Karaada.


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8 March 1916

On patrol

Lat 38.27, Long 26.20

2.00am: Patrolling Khios Strait as required

2.35am: Greek steamer entered Scio

4.30am: Closed drifter "251" and communicated

7.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.00am: Patrolling Khios Strait as required

9.05am: Stopped and communicated with Paspargo Island

9.20am: Proceeded as required

9.30am: Closed drifter "87" and communicated

9.45am: Proceeded

10.30am: Communicated with drifter "119"

12.50pm: Stopped, boarded "Elaine"

1.05pm: Embarked Bulgarian prisoner from "Elaine"

1.10pm: Proceeded as required closing drifter "251"

2.10pm: Discharged prisoner to drifter "251" and proceeded as required patrolling Khios Strait and Egri Liman Channel

6.00pm: Patrolling Egri Liman Channel as required

8.30pm: Rounds

9.00pm: Course N70W for Psara Island


Paspargo Island is also known as Sungukaya Adasi.


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9 March 1916

At Scio

Lat 38.37, Long 26.15

1.00am: Patrolling north of Khios and Spalmatori Islands

1.10am: Fog lifted

3.30am: Patrolling Egri Liman Channel

6.30am: Arrived at Scio, came to port anchor and secured stern to wharf. Anchor bearings: mosque S62W, minaret N20W, flagstaff S10E

9.15am: Hands employed as requisite. Removed vent plugs from warheads

2.45pm: Drifter "87" secured alongside, took in 1 ton of distilled water

3.35pm: Drifter "119" arrived and drifter "87" cast off

3.55pm: Weighed and proceeded required

6.00pm: Course as required patrolling off Pasha Island

8.30pm: Rounds

8.50pm: Communicated with drifter "251"

9.00pm: Patrolling Egri Liman Channel as required


Scio is also known as Chios.

Spalmatori Islands are also known as Oinousses Islands.


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10 March 1916

At Port Iero

Lat 39.07, Long 26.50

2.00am: Patrolling Egri Liman Channel as required

6.30am: Course and speed as required entering Iero

7.00am: Secured alongside collier "Queensland Transport" and commenced coaling

10.00am: Hands employed coaling ship

11.42am: Finished coaling, received 104 tons

12.30pm: Came to port anchor in C.3 billet. Anchor bearings: chimney S6W, beacon N75E, house N54W

1.15pm: Hands employed cleaning ship

5.00pm: Paid monthly allowance

9.00pm: Rounds


Tees Built Ships lists a possible reference to S.S. "Queensland Transport".


Port Iero is also known as Kolpos Geras, Lesvos.


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11 March 1916

From Port Iero to Chios

Lat 38.68, Long 26.37

6.15am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.00am: Weighed

9.15am: Hands employed as requisite

9.20am: Proceeded as required leaving harbour

9.50am: Stopped and communicated with H.M.S. "Ribble"

10.00am: Proceeded

1.15pm: Stopped, examined caique

1.25pm: Proceeded, communicated with drifter "119"

2.00pm: Proceeded

2.30pm: Stopped, fired 12 rounds at caiques in Chesme harbour

3.00pm: Proceeded

3.50pm: Came to port anchor in Chios. Anchor bearings: mosque S60W, minaret N18W, right side of breakwater N60E

8.45pm: Drifter "119" arrived

9.00pm: Rounds

10.45pm: Drifter "119" sailed


A caique is a small wooden trading vessel, brightly painted and rigged for sail.


Chesme is also known as Çeşme.


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12 March 1916

At Chios

Lat 38.37, Long 26.15

6.15am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.45am: Drifter "251" sailed

11.00am: Drifter "119" secured alongside, took in 3.5 tons of distilled water

12.40pm: Drifter "119" cast off and sailed

9.00pm: Rounds


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13 March 1916

On patrol

Lat 38.38, Long 26.35

9.20am: Weighed and proceeded as required patrolling Khios Strait

9.30am: Hands employed as requisite

10.10am: Stopped, communicated with S.S. "Whitby Abbey"

10.15am: Proceeded

10.30am: Stopped, communicated with drifter "119"

10.50am: Proceeded as required

12.05pm: As required patrolling Eritra Bay

12.15pm: Stopped and communicated with drifter "251"

12.20pm: Proceeded

2.00pm: Patrolling as required in Egri Liman Channel

5.15pm: Stopped off Agnusi Island, drifter "119" secured alongside, took in 3 tons distilled water

6.00pm: Drifter "119" cast off

7.00pm: Proceeded as required

8.30pm: Rounds

9.05pm: Patrolling as required north of Khios Island S74W and N74E


Tees Built Ships lists a possible reference to S.S. "Whitby Abbey".


Bay of Eritra is also known as Ildir Korfezi.

Agnusi is also known as Nisoi Oinoussai.


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14 March 1916

On patrol

Lat 38.62, Long 25.88

2.00am: Patrolling as required north of Khios Island S74W and N74E

6.20am: Came to port anchor Psara Island

7.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.45am: Examined caves in vicinity of Psara Island anchorage

9.05am: Hands employed as requisite

10.45am: Weighed and proceeded

1.50pm: Arrived at Chios, came to port anchor. Anchor bearings: mosque S60W, minaret N18W, right side of breakwater N60E

5.30pm: Weighed and proceeded as required to Egri Liman Channel

6.30pm: Stopped, embarked corporal Mosse from French tug "Provence"

6.50pm: Proceeded as required to Chios

7.30pm: Arrived at Chios, came to port anchor, secured stern to wharf. Anchor bearings: mosque S75W, minaret N16W, right side of breakwater N50E


The French tug "Provence" is most probably tug "Provence III" (French text).


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15 March 1916

At Chios

Lat 38.37, Long 26.15

6.15am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.45am: Hands employed painting ship and parting foremost torpedo

1.15pm: Hands employed painting ship and parting foremost torpedo

2.40pm: Drifter "119" arrived

6.20pm: Drifter "119" sailed

7.10pm: Drifter "87" arrived

9.00pm: Rounds


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16 March 1916

On patrol

Lat 38.52, Long 26.33

2.00am: French tug "Provence" sailed

6.15am: Hands employed cleaning ship

7.45am: Slipped, weighed and proceeded as required out of harbour

8.15am: Stopped and drifter "251" secured alongside and took in 1 ton distilled water

9.15am: Hands employed as requisite

10.00am: Drifter "251" cast off. Proceeded as required patrolling Khios Strait

11.05am: As required closing drifter "119"

11.15am: Stopped off Pasha Island

11.30am: Secured 3½ inch wire from drifter "119"

12.10pm: Towed drifter "119" off Pasha Island

12.20pm: Stopped off Pasha Island

12.30pm: Proceeded as required patrolling Egri Liman Channel

2.30pm: Patrolling as required in Khios Strait

6.00pm: Stopped off Chios harbour and communicated with vice consul. Received skiff from H.M.S. "Anemone"

6.30pm: Proceeded as required patrolling Khios Strait

8.30pm: Rounds

9.00pm: Proceeded as required patrolling Khios Strait

10.20pm: Closed Chios

11.00pm: Stopped off Chios

11.20pm: Proceeded to patrol


The French tug "Provence" is most probably tug "Provence III" (French text).


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17 March 1916

On patrol and at Port Iero

Lat 39.07, Long 26.50

2.00am: Patrolling Khios Strait and Egri Liman Channel as required

3.15am: Course N80E for Port Iero

4.25am: Kara Burnu abeam 1½ miles

6.25am: Course as required entering Port Iero

6.55am: Secured alongside collier S.S. "Queensland Transport" and commenced coaling

10.30am: Finished coaling, received 80 tons

10.35am: Came to port anchor. Anchor bearings: beacon N72E, Sidero Island S22W, chimney N50W

1.10pm: Weighed and proceeded as required leaving harbour

1.40pm: Shaped course for Chios

4.05pm: Stopped and communicated with drifter "251"

6.30pm: Course as required patrolling Khios Strait

8.30pm: Rounds

10.00pm: Patrolling Khios Strait as required


Tees Built Ships lists a possible reference to S.S. "Queensland Transport".


Kara Burnu is located between Üleştiren Burnu and Göksüz Burun.

Sidero Island is also known as Nisida Agios Isidoros.


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18 March 1916

At Chios

Lat 38.37, Long 26.15

2.00am: Patrolling as required in Khios Strait

5.00am: Patrolling as required in Khios Strait

6.00am: Closed drifter "251"

6.25am: Proceeded for Scios harbour

7.30am: Arrived at Scios harbour, came to port anchor and secured stern to wharf

9.15am: Hands employed as requisite

4.10pm: Drifter "119" arrived

5.15pm: Drifter "119" sailed

9.00pm: Rounds


Scios is also known as Chios.


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19 March 1916

At Scios

Lat 38.37, Long 26.15

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

10.00am: Drifter "251" arrived

4.00pm: Slipped stern wire, weighed

4.15pm: Came to port anchor. Anchor bearings: left side of breakwater N81E, minaret N30W, mosque S61W

9.00pm: Rounds


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20 March 1916

At Scios

Lat 38.37, Long 26.15

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

6.45am: Weighed

6.55am: Came to port anchor

7.00am: Secured stern to wharf

8.05am: Drifter "87" arrived

9.10am: Hands employed as requisite

3.55pm: Drifter "119" arrived

5.15pm: Drifter "119" sailed

6.00pm: Slipped, weighed and proceeded as required

6.10pm: Course as required visiting patrols

7.45pm: Paspargo light bore East

8.30pm: Rounds


Paspargo is also known as Sungukaya Adasi.


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21 March 1916

On patrol

Lat 38.39, Long 26.42 [Approximate position]

2.00am: Patrolling south of Paspargo light as required

5.00am: Patrolling as required south of Paspargo light

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

7.30am: Proceeded as required to Egri Liman

8.30am: As required patrolling Khios Strait

9.10am: Hands employed as requisite

10.00am: Patrolling as required in Eritra Bay

11.40am: Came to port anchor. Anchor bearings: breakwater S82E, flagstaff N50E, customs house N52W

3.20pm: Embarked corporal Mosse and cousin

3.30pm: Drifter "119" secured alongside and took in 1 ton distilled water

3.45pm: Weighed and proceeded as required

5.00pm: Stopped, landed agents abreast Ghertos Rock [The log-keeper most probably made a spelling mistake and meant Ghertis Rock]

5.15pm: Proceeded as required

7.15pm: Stopped and examined caique

7.30pm: Proceeded, as required patrolling Egri Liman Channel

8.30pm: Rounds

8.35pm: Course S28W, N28E, patrolling Egri Liman Channel


A caique is a small wooden trading vessel, brightly painted and rigged for sail.


Bay of Eritra is also known as Ildir Korfezi.

Ghertis is also known as Kertis and Gkertis.


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22 March 1916

At Scio

Lat 38.37, Long 26.15

2.00am: Patrolling Egri Liman Channel as required

6.30am: Came to port anchor, secured stern to wharf in Scio harbour

7.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.05am: Hands employed painting ship

9.20am: Drifter "251" arrived and secured alongside

9.30am: Made fast extra wire and let go starboard anchor

1.20pm: Hands employed painting and cleaning ship

1.30pm: Drifter "251" sailed

9.00pm: Rounds


Scio is also known as Chios.


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23 March 1916

At Scio

Lat 38.37, Long 26.15

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.05am: Hands employed as requisite

12.40pm: Drifter "119" secured alongside

5.55pm: Drifter "119" sailed

9.00pm: Rounds


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24 March 1916

On patrol

Lat 38.18, Long 26.27

6.00am: Hands employed reeling up 3 inch wire and weighed starboard anchor

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.50am: Weighed and proceeded as required

9.00am: Stopped, embarked passengers from drifters "119", "251" and "87"

9.10am: Hands employed as requisite

9.15am: Proceeded as required

10.13am: Paspargo lighthouse abeam, commenced full power trial, speed attained 24 knots

11.10am: Stopped, disembarked passengers from drifters "119" and "87"

11.25am: Proceeded as required

12.03pm: Stopped, disembarked passengers to drifter "251"

12.10pm: Proceeded, patrolling Khios Strait and Egri Liman Channel as required

3.30pm: Drifter "119" secured alongside, took in ½ ton distilled water

4.15pm: Proceeded

5.40pm: Came to port anchor in Port Marmaro

6.30pm: Weighed, examined caique

7.50pm: Proceeded as required to Egri Liman Channel

8.30pm: Rounds

10.00pm: Patrolling Egri Liman Channel as required


A caique is a small wooden trading vessel, brightly painted and rigged for sail.


Paspargo is also known as Sungukaya Adasi.


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25 March 1916

[Patrolling and at Port Iero]

Lat 39.07, Long 26.50

2.00am: Patrolling Egri Liman Channel as required

5.20am: Hands employed preparing for coaling

6.00am: Course as required for entering harbour

6.40am: Secured alongside collier S.S. "Somersby" and commenced coaling

11.00am: Finished coaling, received 118 tons

11.03am: Slipped from collier and secured alongside S.S. "Kharki", took in mineral oil

11.43am: Came to port anchor. Anchor bearings: Sidero Island S13E, beacon S82E, chimney N50W

1.00pm: Leave to watch from 1.30pm to 5.30pm

1.15pm: Watch employed cleaning ship

9.00pm: Rounds


Tees Built Ships lists a possible reference to S.S. "Somersby".

The Historical RFA site lists a probable reference to S.S. "Kharki".


Port Iero is also known as Kolpos Geras, Lesvos.

Sidero Island is also known as Nisida Agios Isidoros.


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26 March 1916

On patrol

Lat 38.45, Long 26.27

6.25am: Hands employed cleaning ship

7.20am: H.M.S. "M16" arrived

7.55am: Weighed and proceeded as required out of harbour

9.40am: Divisions and prayers

9.55am: Stopped and examined floating objects

10.00am: Proceeded

10.40am: Course as required

11.10am: Stopped, drifters "119" and "87" secured alongside. Drifter "87" took in 1 ton distilled water

12.50pm: Drifters "119" and "87" cast off. Proceeded as required

1.40pm: Came to port anchor in Scio harbour. Anchor bearings: minaret N86W, left side of breakwater N80E, monastery S10E

4.15pm: Weighed and proceeded as required searching north coast of Khios Island

8.30pm: Rounds

10.00pm: Patrolling between Khios and Psara Islands as required


Scio is also known as Chios.


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27 March 1916

On patrol

Lat 38.23, Long 26.13

2.00am: Patrolling between Khios and Psara Islands as required

4.45am: As required to Psara anchorage

6.00am: Stopped of Psara

6.10am: Proceeded as required searching western shore of Khios. Hands employed cleaning ship

9.10am: Hands employed as requisite

10.00am: Course as required searching western and southern shores of Khios Island

11.10am: As required searching south-eastern shore of Khios Island

1.30pm: Came to port anchor

5.05pm: Weighed and proceeded as required visiting patrols

7.00pm: Course as required patrolling Khios Strait

8.30pm: Rounds

10.00pm: Patrolling Khios Strait as required


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28 March 1916

[Patrolling and at Scio]

Lat 38.37, Long 26.15

2.00am: Patrolling Khios Strait as required

5.45am: Communicated with drifter "87"

5.50am: Proceeded as required closing Scio anchorage

7.15am: Came to port anchor, secured stern to wall

7.30am: Drifter "119" secured alongside for water

8.35am: Drifter "119" cast off

9.15am: Hands employed as requisite

9.00pm: Rounds


Scio is also known as Chios.


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29 March 1916

At Scio

Lat 38.37, Long 26.15

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.05am: Hands employed as requisite

10.30am: Drifter "87" arrived

10.50am: Drifter "251" secured alongside, took in 1 ton distilled water

11.50am: Drifter "251" cast off and proceeded

1.15pm: Hands employed as requisite

4.00pm: Embarked two passengers for Port Iero

5.00pm: Slipped, weighed and proceeded ENE to Goni Island

5.30pm: Course as required

8.30pm: Rounds

8.35pm: Patrolling Egri Liman Channel as required


Port Iero is also known as Kolpos Geras, Lesvos.

Goni Island is also known as Karaada.


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30 March 1916

At Port Iero

Lat 39.07, Long 26.50

2.00am: Patrolling Egri Liman Channel as required

6.30am: Disembarked one passenger

6.35am: Disembarked second passenger

6.45am: Secured alongside collier S.S. "Somersby" and commenced coaling

9.30am: Finished coaling, received 66 tons, slipped and came to port anchor in B.2 billet. Anchor bearings: Sidero Island S13E, beacon S82E, chimney N50W

9.45am: Hands employed cleaning ship

1.00pm: Leave to watch from 1.30pm to 5.30pm (for men not committed any leave breaking offence during commission)

9.00pm: Rounds


Tees Built Ships lists a possible reference to S.S. "Somersby".


Sidero Island is also known as Nisida Agios Isidoros.


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31 March 1916

On patrol

Lat 38.47, Long 26.33

8.30am: Embarked passenger for Chios

8.50am: Weighed and proceeded as required out of harbour

9.15am: Hands employed as requisite

9.25am: Shaped course for Khios Strait

11.40am: Stopped, communicated with drifter "87"

11.50am: Proceeded

12.06pm: Course as required

1.15pm: Came to port anchor

4.00pm: Read two warrants (unnumbered)

5.00pm: Weighed and proceeded as required

7.00pm: Course as required patrolling Khios Strait

8.30pm: Rounds

10.00pm: Course as required patrolling Khios Strait



LOGS FOR APRIL 1916


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1 April 1916

On patrol [and at Goni Island]

Lat 38.42, Long 26.35 [Approximate position]

2.00am: Patrolling Khios Strait as required

5.00am: Patrolling Khios Strait as required

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

7.10am: Came to port anchor in Goni Island anchorage

9.00am: Drifter "87" secured alongside

9.10am: Hands employed as requisite

9.30am: Drifter "87" cast off

9.30am: Drifter "119" arrived

5.00pm: Weighed and proceeded as required visiting Eritra Bay

7.00pm: Course as required patrolling Khios Strait

8.30pm: Rounds

10.00pm: Patrolling Khios Strait as required


Goni Island is also known as Karaada.

Bay of Eritra is also known as Ildir Korfezi.


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2 April 1916

On patrol

Lat 38.33, Long 26.22

2.00am: Patrolling Khios Strait as required

5.00am: Patrolling, course as required, Khios Strait

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

10.00am: Patrolling Khios Strait as required

1.00pm: Patrolling Khios Strait as required

3.15pm: Closed H.M.S. "Hazel" for letters

3.30pm: Stopped

3.45pm: Proceeded

6.00pm: Patrolling Khios Strait as required

10.00pm: Patrolling Khios Strait as required


The Historical RFA site lists H.M.S. "Hazel".


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3 April 1916

On patrol

Lat 38.43, Long 26.25

2.00am: Patrolling Khios Strait as required

5.00am: Course as required, patrolling Khios Strait

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.30am: Closed and communicated with drifter "251"

10.00am: Patrolling Khios Strait as required

2.00pm: Patrolling Khios Strait as required

6.00pm: Course as required, patrolling Khios Strait

8.30pm: Rounds

10.00pm: Patrolling Khios Strait as required


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4 April 1916

On patrol [and at Scio]

Lat 38.37, Long 26.15

2.00am: Patrolling as required Khios Strait

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

7.00am: Patrolling Khios Strait as required

8.45am: As required closing Scio

9.10am: Hands employed as requisite

9.20am: Came to port anchor

9.35am: Drifter "119" arrived

6.00pm: Drifter "119" secured alongside

6.30pm: Drifter "119" cast off

6.40pm: Weighed and proceeded as required

7.00pm: As required patrolling Khios Strait

10.00pm: Patrolling Khios Strait as required


Scio is also known as Chios.


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5 April 1916

At Port Iero

Lat 39.07, Long 26.50

2.00am: Patrolling Khios Strait as required

3.55am: Altered course for Port Iero

4.30am: Course as required entering Port Iero

6.35am: Secured alongside collier S.S. "Somersby" and commenced coaling

9.45am: Finished coaling, received 84 tons, slipped and came to port anchor in B.2 billet

5.15pm: Paid monthly allowance

5.20pm: Embarked one marine

6.30pm: Weighed and proceeded as required out of harbour

8.30pm: Rounds

9.00pm: Course as required

10.00pm: Course as required patrolling Khios Strait


Tees Built Ships lists a possible reference to S.S. "Somersby".


Port Iero is also known as Kolpos Geras, Lesvos.


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6 April 1916

At Chios

Lat 38.37, Long 26.15

2.00am: Patrolling Khios Strait as required

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

7.15am: Came to port anchor

9.10am: Hands employed as requisite

10.50am: Drifter "119" arrived

1.15pm: Leave to watch from 1.30pm to 6.00pm (to men not committed any leave breaking offence during commission)

3.20pm: Trawler "326" secured alongside

7.00pm: Trawler "326" cast off

9.00pm: Rounds


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7 April 1916

At Chios

Lat 38.37, Long 26.15

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

7.15am: Secured stern to wall

9.10am: Hands employed as requisite

1.00pm: Leave to watch from 1.15pm till 6.00pm (for men not committed any leave breaking offence during commission)

9.00pm: Rounds


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8 April 1916

At Chios

Lat 38.37, Long 26.15

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

10.15am: Drifter "119" arrived

1.30pm: Leave to watch from 1.30pm till 6.00pm

9.00pm: Rounds


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9 April 1916

On patrol

Lat 38.70, Long 26.42

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.45am: Weighed and proceeded as required

9.15am: As required searching for submarine

9.35am: Stopped and communicated with drifter "119" and proceeded

10.45am: Stopped and communicated with drifter "251"

10.50am: Proceeded as required off Kara Burnu

1.00pm: Patrolling between Kara Burnu and Pasha lighthouse

2.00pm: Stopped and communicated with drifter "119"

2.10pm: Proceeded, course as required for Long Island

4.10pm: Came to port anchor off north coast of Long Island

7.15pm: Weighed and proceeded as required in company with H.M.S. "M30"

10.00pm: Patrolling as required in Gulf of Smyrna


Kara Burnu is located between Üleştiren Burnu and Göksüz Burun.

Long Island is also known as Chustan Island and Uzanada.

Smyrna is present day city of İzmir.


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10 April 1916

Off Long Island

Lat 38.56, Long 26.70

2.00am: Patrolling as required in Gulf of Smyrna

5.15am: Came to port anchor north side of Long Island

5.45am: Hands employed cleaning ship

6.15am: H.M.S. "M16" arrived

9.15am: Hands employed as requisite

1.00pm: Motor boat "164" sailed

5.45pm: Embarked three officers and proceeded as required

6.10pm: Shaped course for Port Iero

6.18pm: Starboard engine out of action, stopped

6.25pm: Proceeded port engine only

8.30pm: Rounds

10.00pm: Course as required entering Port Iero

10.35pm: Came to port anchor. Anchor bearings: Sidero Island S32E, beacon N81E, chimney NW. Disembarked three officers


Port Iero is also known as Kolpos Geras, Lesvos.

Sidero Island is also known as Nisida Agios Isidoros.


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11 April 1916

At Port Iero

Lat 39.07, Long 26.50

6.45am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.00am: Hands employed as requisite

1.00pm: Leave to watch from 1.30pm till 6.00pm

1.15pm: Hands employed fitting protection mattresses round bridge

9.00pm: Rounds

11.00pm: Weighed and proceeded, course and speed as required leaving harbour


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12 April 1916

From Port Iero to Mudros, and at Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

2.22am: Sighted Sigri light N6W

2.50am: Sigri light abeam 3 miles

5.45am: Course as required entering Mudros Bay

6.30am: Secured alongside collier

9.50am: Finished coaling, received 80 tons. Slipped

10.15am: Secured alongside store ship R.F.A. "Bacchus". Hands employed taking in stores

11.00am: Embarked three officers, wireless telegraph party and stores, four Greeks for passage to Port Iero

1.00pm: Hands employed cleaning ship

1.30pm: Slipped from R.F.A. "Bacchus" and proceeded, course and speed as required for leaving harbour

8.10pm: As required entering Port Iero

8.40pm: Arrived at Port Iero, came to port anchor in B.2 billet. Anchor bearings: Sidero Island S10E, beacon S88E, chimney NW

9.00pm: Discharged passengers and stores


The Historical RFA site lists R.F.A. "Bacchus".


Mudros is also spelled as Moudros.

Sidero Island is also known as Nisida Agios Isidoros.


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13 April 1916

At Port Iero

Lat 39.07, Long 26.50

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

7.00am: H.M.S. "M22" sailed

9.15am: Hands employed as requisite

4.15pm: H.M.S. "M16" arrived

5.00pm: Drifter "445" arrived

5.55pm: Weighed and proceeded as required out of harbour

7.00pm: Course as required escorting H.M.S. "Earl of Peterborough"

8.05pm: Parted company with H.M.S. "Earl of Peterborough"

9.35pm: Came to port anchor in Port Iero


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14 April 1916

On patrol [and off Kara Burnu]

Lat 38.67, Long 26.37

3.45am: Weighed and proceeded as required out of harbour

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

6.30am: Course and speed as required

6.45am: Stopped and communicated with H.M.S. "Chelmer"

8.10am: Came to port anchor

9.15am: Hands employed as requisite

10.00am: Weighed and proceeded as required reconnoitring east coast of Kara Burnu

Noon: Came to port anchor. Anchor bearings: Chustan Point N2E, white house N85E, hangar S10E

2.35pm: H.M.S. "M30" sailed

2.50pm: H.M.S. "M22" sailed

7.25pm: Weighed and sailed north-west

8.30pm: Rounds

9.30pm: Course as required

9.45pm: Stopped off entrance to Port Iero, communicated with guard boat

10.00pm: Proceeded, course south


Kara Burnu is located between Üleştiren Burnu and Göksüz Burun.

Chustan Point is the northernmost tip of Chustan Island, also known as Long Island.


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15 April 1916

On patrol

Lat 38.53, Long 26.68

2.00am: Patrolling entrance to Gulf of Smyrna as required

5.10am: Sighted H.M.S. "Earl of Peterborough", increased to 10 knots as required escorting

7.00am: Course and speed as required watching Turkish coast

7.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.00am: Came to port anchor. Anchor bearings: Chustan Point N8E, point of land S15W, conspicuous hill N75E

9.40am: Shifted berth

10.50am: Weighed and proceeded as required patrolling in Gulf of Smyrna

2.00pm: Patrolling off Long Island as required

4.35pm: Came to port anchor. Anchor bearings: Chustan Point N6E, point of land S15W, conspicuous hill N74E

9.00pm: Rounds


Smyrna is present day city of İzmir.

Long Island is also known as Chustan Island and Uzanada.


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16 April 1916

On patrol

Lat 38.57, Long 26.67

4.45am: Weighed and proceeded as required patrolling off Long Island

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

10.00am: Patrolling off Long Island as required

2.00pm: Patrolling off Long Island as required

3.30pm: Heavy rain squall

5.00pm: Course as required patrolling off Long Island

7.40pm: Came to port anchor. Anchor bearings: Chustan Point N4E, white house S20W, hill (conspicuous) N74E

9.00pm: Rounds

11.00pm: Weighed and proceeded as required escorting H.M.S. "Earl of Peterborough"


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17 April 1916

Off Long Island

Lat 38.56, Long 26.70 [Approximate position]

2.00am: Escorting H.M.S. "Earl of Peterborough" as required

5.00am: Course and speed as required escorting H.M.S. "Earl of Peterborough"

6.00am: Shaped course south

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.06am: Altered course for Long Island

8.55am: Came to port anchor. Anchor bearings: hangar S15E, white house N85E, Chustan Point N2E

10.00am: Hands employed as requisite

12.50pm: Drifter "445" arrived

9.00pm: Rounds


Kara Burnu is located between Üleştiren Burnu and Göksüz Burun.


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18 April 1916

Off Long Island

Lat 38.56, Long 26.70 [Approximate position]

2.40am: Drifter "445" sailed

5.45am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.15am: Weighed and proceeded as required

9.20am: Hands employed as requisite

10.05am: Came to port anchor

1.20pm: Weighed and proceeded as required

1.50pm: Shaped course north

2.40pm: Heavy rain squall

3.20pm: Course as required entering Port Iero

4.00pm: Secured alongside collier S.S. "Somersby"

4.45pm: Commenced coaling

8.05pm: Finished coaling, received 105 tons. Slipped from collier and came to port anchor. Anchor bearings: Sidero Island S28W, beacon N78E, chimney N60W

9.00pm: Hands employed cleaning ship


Tees Built Ships lists a possible reference to S.S. "Somersby".


Sidero Island is also known as Nisida Agios Isidoros.


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19 April 1916

[At Port Iero]

Lat 39.07, Long 26.50

6.45am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.00am: Read warrant (?)

6.30pm: Joined ship sub-lieutenant Laidlaw. Left ship lieutenant Addington


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20 April 1916

[At Port Iero and] on patrol

Lat 39.07, Long 26.50

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

7.30am: H.M.S. "Chelmer" arrived

9.00am: Hands employed as requisite

3.10pm: Weighed and proceeded as required leaving harbour

5.20pm: Altered course for Long Island

5.45pm: Came to port anchor in North-West Bay. Anchor bearings: north point N3E, house N85E

7.30pm: Weighed and proceeded as required with H.M.S. "M22"

8.15pm: Fired 28 rounds at Turkish defences at Mentessi

9.00pm: Ceased firing

11.00pm: Came to port anchor. Anchor bearings: north point N8E, house N84E


Long Island is also known as Chustan Island and Uzanada.

Mentessi is most probably the city of Mentes, or located close to it.


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21 April 1916

On patrol

Lat 38.55, Long 26.67

7.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

10.50am: Weighed and proceeded as required patrolling north-west off Long Island

12.50pm: Came to port anchor off Long Island

9.00pm: Rounds

10.00pm: Weighed and proceeded, course and speed as required, investigating light off Kara Burnu


Kara Burnu is located between Üleştiren Burnu and Göksüz Burun.


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22 April 1916

On patrol

Lat 38.53, Long 26.70 [Approximate position]

12.15am: Came to with port anchor off Long Island. Anchor bearings: house East, point N4E

7.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.00am: "California" secured alongside for water, took in 1½ tons

9.15am: Opened fire at hostile aeroplane

9.25am: "California" cast off

5.55pm: "Mary Rose" secured alongside and took in ½ ton water


Long Island is also known as Chustan Island and Uzanada.


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23 April 1916

On patrol [off Long Island]

Lat 38.53, Long 26.70 [Approximate position]

5.15am: Drifter "551" sailed

7.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.45am: Monitor H.M.S. "M22" sailed

9.30am: Monitor H.M.S. "M22" arrived


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24 April 1916

On patrol [off Long Island]

Lat 38.53, Long 26.70 [Approximate position]

7.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.15am: Hands employed as requisite

10.00am: "Mary Rose" sailed

11.00am: Lost overboard by accident two covers for grass hawser reels

1.30pm: Hands employed as requisite

1.50pm: Monitor H.M.S. "M16" arrived

2.30pm: Drifter "445" arrived

3.159m: Monitor H.M.S. "M22" sailed


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25 April 1916

On patrol [off Long Island]

Lat 38.53, Long 26.70 [Approximate position]

7.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.25am: Hands employed as requisite

9.50am: Drifter "445" sailed

12.40pm: H.M.S. "Kennet" arrived

5.30pm: Shifted billet

9.20pm: Embarked one officer and 38 R.N.D. [Royal Navy Division] ratings and baggage

10.45pm: Weighed and proceeded


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26 April 1916

At sea [and at Mudros]

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

2.20am: Sighted Sigri light N8W

2.45am: Sigri light abeam 5.5 miles

5.15am: Passed H.M.S. "Hazel" steering south-west

5.45am: Kombi abeam 2 miles, course as required entering Mudros harbour

6.20am: Came to port anchor off H.M.S. "Europa"

6.35am: Weighed

6.39am: Came to port anchor off Egyptian Pier

7.40am: Disembarked one officer and 38 R.N.D. [Royal Navy Division] ratings with baggage

8.25am: Secured alongside collier S.S. "Akali" and commenced coaling [The log-keeper most probably made a spelling mistake and meant S.S. "Ikala"]

11.15am: Finished coaling, received

11.30am: Came to port anchor. Anchor bearings: left side pier S46E, house West, beacon N9W

12.40pm: Hands employed cleaning ship

2.15pm: Veered to 4½ shackles port. Let go starboard anchor


The Historical RFA site lists H.M.S. "Hazel".

The Clydebuilt database lists a probable reference to S.S. "Ikala", later known as S.S. "Planet Neptune".


Mudros is also spelled as Moudros.

Kombi Island is also known as Vrachonisida Kompi.


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27 April 1916

At Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

6.45am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.15am: Weighed starboard anchor, shortened in port to 3½ shackles

1.00pm: Leave to watch from 1.00pm to 5.00pm


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28 April 1916

At Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

5.45am: Hands employed preparing torpedoes for running

9.10am: Weighed and proceeded as required to firing buoy

9.25am: Stopped

9.30am: Fired foremost torpedo

9.35am: Fired after torpedo

9.40am: Proceeded as required

10.00am: Came to port anchor

1.40pm: Weighed and proceeded for torpedo practice

1.55pm: Fired after torpedo and proceeded to target

2.20pm: Came to with port anchor

3.30pm: Hands cleaning torpedoes


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29 April 1916

From Mudros Dardanelles Patrol to Dardanelles Patrol Mudros, or at Mudros and sea

Place

Lat 40.08, Long 25.83

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship, and cleaning and parting torpedoes

7.15am: Discharged Mr. Appleton midshipman to H.M.S. "Bulldog"

8.45am: Discharged one petty officer to H.M.S. "Blenheim", one able seaman joined form H.M.S. "Blenheim"

10.00am: Weighed and proceeded in company with H.M.S. "Comet"

11.00am: Carried out aiming rifle practice

Noon: Completed practice

1.45pm: On Main Patrol

4.25pm: Proceeded as required for Mudros

7.00pm: Secured to collier S.S. "Ikala"

9.00pm: Rounds


The Clydebuilt database lists a probable reference to S.S. "Ikala", later known as S.S. "Planet Neptune".


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30 April 1916

At Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

5.25am: Commenced coaling

6.45am: Finished coaling, received 40 tons

6.55am: Came to with port anchor

7.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.45am: Divisions. Prayers

1.00pm: Granted leave to watch till 5.30pm

5.00pm: Shortened to 1 shackle

5.50pm: H.M.S. "Racoon" secured alongside

5.52pm: Weighed and towed by H.M.S. "Racoon"

6.15pm: Secured alongside H.M.S. "Blenheim"

9.00pm: Rounds


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[Back cover of log book]



Logs of MAY to JUNE 1916 not included



LOGS FOR JULY 1916


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[Front cover of log book]


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[Handwritten]

This is to certify that this is a true copy of the log of H.M.S. "Usk" for the period July 1st to August 31st 1916.


[Signed by] Richard C.A. Littleton, Lieutenant


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Distance run per hour – knots

Coal expended for all purposes per hour – tons

Distance run per ton of coal – knots

Date when this information was obtained by actual experiment

At authorised power with natural draught = the unit






C.A.I.O. 889 of 1916

"With all despatch" (the maximum power attainable for 24 hours) = 4/5 the unit

"With despatch" (the maximum sea-going speed while the coal lasts) = 3/5 the unit

"With moderate despatch" = 2/5 the unit

"At ordinary speed" = 1/5 the unit

"At most economical speed" = as determined by trial and in accordance with the varying conditions of wind and weather


As requisite for war service

[Signed by] Richard C.A. Littleton, Lieutenant, September 1st 1916


H.M.S. "Blenheim" 10 September 1916

Submitted, observing: No remarks. [Signed by] H.L. Hammond Engineer Lieutenant Commander (D)


14 September 1916 [Signed by] C.P.R. Coode Captain (D) Fifth Destroyer Flotilla


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Barometer

Mercurial or Aneroid

Aneroid





Name of Maker and number

J. Hicks

2461


Height of cistern above sea

Portable





Error of Mercurial Barometer

-






Thermometers for Air Temperature

Position in Ship

Portable





Whether in screen








Date

Maker and No.

Reynolds and Co.

From


To



Thermometers for Sea Temperature



Date

Maker and No.

Reynolds and Co.

From


To



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1 July 1916

From Suda Bay to Gavdo Island

Lat 35.00, Long 23.78

12.05am: Cape Spada abeam 1 mile

12.20am: Cape Agria Grabusa abeam 2 miles

1.00am: Pondiko-Nisi Island abeam 2 miles

2.55am: Sighted Gavdo light bearing S60E

3.30am: Lost overboard by accident: slips, iron, pattern number 83, one in number

4.00am: Course as required patrolling south of Gavdo Island in company with H.M.S. "Ribble"

6.45am: H.M.S. "Ribble" parted company

7.00am: Hands employed as requisite

8.40am: Hands employed as requisite

10.00am: Patrolling as required round Gavdo Island

11.10am: Closed and communicated with H.M.S. "Jonquil"

11.25am: Proceeded for Suda Bay

2.40pm: Cape Agria Grabusa abeam 2.4 miles

3.15pm: Cape Spada abeam 2 miles

4.40pm: Course as required entering Suda Bay

6.00pm: Secured alongside collier S.S. "Khephren" and commenced coaling


The Wreck Site lists a probable reference to S.S "Khephren".


Suda Bay is also spelled as Souda Bay.

Gavdo Island is also known as Gavdos Island.

Cape Spada is also known as Akra Spatha.

Agria Grabusa is also known as Agria Gramvousa.

Pondiko-Nisi is also known as Pontikonisi.


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2 July 1916

At Suda Bay

Lat 35.50, Long 24.08

2.00am: Lost overboard by accident: sacks, coal, 2 cwt., pattern number 3a, eleven in number. Strop breaking.

6.00am: Finished coaling, received 63 tons

6.20am: Slipped from collier and came to port anchor. Anchor bearings: red mound N81W, mosque S7E

8.35am: "Aguisa" arrived

10.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

4.00pm: Leave to watch till 7.00pm


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3 July 1916

At Suda Bay

Lat 35.50, Long 24.08

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.45am: Hands employed as requisite

4.00pm: Leave to watch till 7.00pm


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4 July 1916

At Suda Bay

Lat 35.50, Long 24.08

5.45am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.00am: Hands employed as requisite

1.10pm: Paid monthly allowance

10.25pm: Weighed and proceeded as required leaving harbour

11.15pm: Cape Drepano light abeam 1.2 miles


Cape Drepano is also known as Cape Dhrepano and Akra Drapano.


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5 July 1916

From Suda Bay to Rhodes Island

Lat 35.5, Long 26.4 [Approximate position]

3.15am: Standia Island abeam 2.8 miles

4.35am: Ovo Islands abeam

5.10am: Sighted Yanisades Islands bearing S78E

5.39am: Cape St. John abeam 5.0 miles

6.40am: Passed steamship and sloop steering West

7.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.00am: Closed trawler "308" and delivered mails

8.15am: Proceeded closing H.M.S. "Hazel"

8.35am: Stopped, delivered mails

8.40am: Proceeded

8.50am: Cape Sidero abeam 4 miles

9.20am: Hands employed as requisite

11.30am: Stakida Island abeam 6.5 miles

5.15pm: Course as required for Rhodes harbour

5.30pm: Came to port anchor off Rhodes harbour

6.45pm: Weighed and proceeded as required

6.52pm: Moline Point lighthouse abeam 0.8 miles [No reference has been found to Moline Point, the log-keeper most probably meant Akra Mylon.]

8.00pm: Cape Alupo abeam 5.1 miles

10.48pm: Gadaro Island abeam 2.0 miles [The log-keeper most probably made a spelling mistake and meant Gaïdaro Island]


The Historical RFA site lists H.M.S. "Hazel".


Standia Island is also known as Nisi Dia.

Ovo Island is also known as Nisida Avgo.

Cape St. John is also known as Akra Agios Ioannis.

Cape Sidero is also known as Nisida Sidero.

Stakida Island is also known as Vrachonisida Astakida.

Cape Alupo is also known as Kara Burun.

Gaïdaro Island is also knows as Vrachonisida Gaidaros.


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6 July 1916

From Rhodes Island to Port Laki

Lat 38.03, Long 26.60

12.10am: Kandelioussa Island abeam 2 miles

4.00am: As required entering Port Laki

4.35am: Came to port anchor off H.M.S. "Latona". Received mails and ratings

5.50am: Lieutenant-commander Myres R.N.V.R. joined ship for passage to Samos

6.00am: Weighed and proceeded as required

7.00am: Hands cleaning ship

8.50am: Action stations as requisite through Samos Strait

10.00am: Stopped at Port Vathi and delivered and received correspondence

10.25am: Proceeded

1.00pm: Course as required to Scio

2.00pm: Came to port anchor in Scio harbour. Sent and received correspondence

3.30pm: Weighed and proceeded

6.15pm: Course as required entering Port Iero

6.40pm: Came to port anchor. Sent and received correspondence

7.30pm: Weighed and proceeded

11.05pm: Sighted Sigri light bearing North

11.30pm: Sigri light abeam


Port Laki is also known as Lakki.

Port Vathi is also known as Port Vathy.

Scio is also known as Chios.

Port Iero is also known as Kolpos Geras, Lesvos.


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7 July 1916

At Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

1.05am: Sigri light abeam

2.00am: Lost overboard by accident: spars Norway 14 feet, one in number; blocks galvanised, pattern number 425, one in number; shackles iron, pattern number 2053, two in number; shackles roller, pattern number 1945, one in number

4.00am: Altered course as required for Mudros

5.15am: Came to port anchor off H.M.S. "Europa", sent mails, ratings and one prisoner to H.M.S. "Europa"

5.30am: Weighed

6.10am: Secured alongside collier S.S. "Dykland" and commenced coaling

7.00am: Lost overboard by accident: shovels, steel pointed, pattern number 646b, two in number – strop breaking

10.07am: Finished coaling, received 90 tons. Slipped and came to port anchor. Anchor bearings: conspicuous windmill N58E, beacon N28W, distilling chimney S35W

6.50pm: H.M.S. "Mosquito" arrived

7.15pm: H.M.S. "Harpy" arrived


The Wreck Site lists a probable reference to S.S "Dykland".


Mudros is also spelled as Moudros.


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8 July 1916

At Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

5.45am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.00am: Hands employed as requisite

11.45am: H.M.S. "Redpole" sailed

2.45pm: Embarked mails and stores for Port Iero, Khios, Port Laki, Port Vathi, Rhodes and Suda Bay

6.20pm: Embarked stores for Suda Bay and Port Laki


Port Iero is also known as Kolpos Geras, Lesvos.

Port Laki is also known as Lakki.

Port Vathi is also known as Port Vathy.

Suda Bay is also spelled as Souda Bay.


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9 July 1916

At Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

5.45am: Hands employed cleaning ship

7.00am: Sent Roman Catholic church party to H.M.S. "Blenheim"

8.15am: Church party returned

9.50am: H.M.S. "Mosquito" sailed

10.00am: H.M.S. "Harpy" sailed

11.00am: Embarked one officer for Port Laki

1.15pm: H.M.S. "Scourge" sailed

1.30pm: Leave to watch till 6.30pm

2.10pm: H.M.S. "Staunch" arrived

3.25pm: H.M.S. "Fury" arrived

5.20pm: Embarked stores for H.M.S. "Wear" and H.M.S. "Welland"

6.30pm: Embarked mails


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10 July 1916

From Mudros to Port Iero

Lat 38.95, Long 26.18

5.30am: Embarked two R.N.A.S. officers for passage to Port Laki

5.45am: Weighed and proceeded as required to close H.M.S. "Triad", embarked mail and ratings

6.00am: Proceeded as required to Kondia

7.00am: Stopped off Kondia, delivered and received mails

7.05am: Proceeded for Port Iero

9.05am: Hands employed as requisite

10.30am: Sigri lighthouse abeam 4 miles

11.30am: Lost overboard by accident: one deep sea lead, brass guard, rope sounding wire galvanized, 255 fathoms – sounding wire broke

1.00pm: As required entering Port Iero

1.40pm: Came to port anchor, disembarked mails to H.M.S. "Doris"

2.30pm: Weighed and proceeded as required

5.00pm: Spalmatori lighthouse abeam 1½ miles

5.55pm: Came to port anchor in Khios harbour. Disembarked mails

6.20pm: Weighed and proceeded as required out of harbour

6.35pm: Course as required for Bianco

6.50pm: Bianco abeam 2½ miles

10.15pm: Arrived at Port Vathi, stopped and delivered mails

10.25pm: Proceeded as required through Samos Strait


Port Iero is also known as Kolpos Geras, Lesvos.

Port Laki is also known as Lakki.

Kondia is also known as Kontias.

Spalmatori Islands are also known as Oinousses Islands.

Bianco is also known as Bianko Burun.

Port Vathi is also known as Port Vathy.


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11 July 1916

From Port Vathi to Port Laki, Rhodes and Yanisades

Lat 36.45, Long 28.23

2.45am: Course as required waiting off Lero Channel

4.55am: Came to port anchor off H.M.S. "Latona", Port Laki. Disembarked three officers, ratings and mails

5.15am: Weighed and proceeded as required

7.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

7.10am: Krokelo Point abeam 2.4 miles

7.39am: Rakkia abeam 2.5 miles

8.10am: Cape Lutros abeam 2.1 miles

8.45am: Hands employed as requisite

10.10am: Passed drifter

11.35am: Came to port anchor off Rhodes. Disembarked 30 drums of electric cable and correspondence for B.V.C.

12.10pm: Weighed and proceeded as required

2.40pm: Cape Kephalo abeam 1.6 miles

5.00pm: Hands employed sorting mails and preparing for coaling

5.08pm: Stakida Island abeam 3.2 miles

6.30pm: Exercised night action

7.35pm: Sighted H.M.S. "Honeysuckle", altered course to close her

7.55pm: Stopped

8.00pm: Delivered mails to H.M.S. "Honeysuckle" and drifter "308". Embarked one officer for passage to Suda Bay

8.15pm: Proceeded

8.45pm: Northern Yanisades Island abeam 2.2 miles

10.35pm: Passed steamer on opposite course


Lero Strait is located between the islands of Leros and Kalymnos.

Krokelo Point is also known as Akra Krikellos.

Rakkia Island is also known as Vrachonisida Pacheia.

Cape Lutros is also known as Akra Loutros.

Kephalo is also known as Kefalo Burnu, the eastern most point of Gökçeada.

Stakida Island is also known as Vrachonisida Astakida.

Suda Bay is also spelled as Souda Bay.


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12 July 1916

From Yanisades Island to Suda Bay

Lat 35.50, Long 24.08

1.15am: Standia Island abeam 3.1 miles

3.05am: Sighted Drepano light N88W

5.52am: Cape Drepano abeam 1.5 miles, course as required entering Suda Bay

6.40am: Secured alongside collier S.S. "Khepren" and commenced coaling [The log-keeper most probably made a spelling mistake and meant S.S. "Khephren"]

10.40am: Finished coaling, received 94 tons

10.45am: Came to port anchor. Anchor bearings: red mound N88W, crane S10E, conspicuous tree S76W

10.15pm: H.M.S. "Ribble" sailed


The Wreck Site lists a probable reference to S.S "Khephren".


Standia Island is also known as Nisi Dia.

Cape Drepano is also known as Cape Dhrepano and Akra Drapano.


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13 July 1916

From Suda Bay to Kithera Channel

Lat 35.92, Long 23.48

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.20am: Weighed and proceeded, course and speed as required leaving harbour

9.00am: Cape Drepano abeam, altered course North

9.20am: Hands employed as required

9.25am: Cape Maleka abeam 2.5 miles

10.57am: Cape Plata abeam 6.4 miles

12.45pm: Course and speed as required waiting for S.S "Minnetonka" in Kithera Channel

1.50pm: Relieved by H.M.S. "Foresight", proceeded to Suda Bay

5.45pm: Cape Maleka abeam 1.0 miles, altered course as required entering Suda Bay

6.50pm: Came to port anchor. Anchor bearings: mosque S5E, red mound N80W, peak of hill N60E


The Wreck Site lists a probable reference to S.S "Minnetonka".


Kithera Channel is also known as Steno Kythiron.

Cape Maleka is also known as Akra Maleka.

Cape Plata is possibly also known, or located near, Akra Spatha.


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14 July 1916

At Suda Bay

Lat 35.50, Long 24.08

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

7.10am: H.M.S. "Heliotrope" sailed

9.00am: Hands employed as requisite

1.15pm: Weighed and proceeded

1.20pm: Secured alongside collier S.S. "Khepren" and commenced coaling [The log-keeper most probably made a spelling mistake and meant S.S. "Khephren"]

2.50pm: Finished coaling, received 31 tons, slipped

3.05pm: Came to port anchor. Anchor bearings: red mound N80W, mosque S10E, peak of hill N52E

5.00pm: Leave to starboard watch till 7.00pm

5.20pm: H.M.S. "Hazel" sailed


The Wreck Site lists a probable reference to S.S "Khephren".

The Historical RFA site lists H.M.S. "Hazel".


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15 July 1916

At Suda Bay

Lat 35.50, Long 24.08

5.45am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.45am: Hands employed as requisite

4.00pm: Leave to watch till 7.00pm


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16 July 1916

At Suda Bay

Lat 35.50, Long 24.08

5.45am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.50am: Sent Church of England party to H.M.S. "Edgar"

1.20pm: Weighed and proceeded as required leaving harbour

4.23pm: Cape Stavros 1.2 miles, altered course as required for Kandia

5.10pm: Came to port anchor off Kandia

5.30pm: Embarked British Vice Consul

5.45pm: Proceeded

6.25pm: Cape Stavros abeam 1.2 miles

7.05pm: Passed trawler "848"

9.30pm: Came to port anchor. Disembarked British Consul. Anchor bearings. mosque S5E, red mound N80W, peak (conspicuous) N60E


Cape Stavros is also known as Akra Stavros, Heraklion.

Kandia is also known as Heraklion.


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17 July 1916

At Suda Bay

Lat 35.50, Long 24.08

5.45am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.45am: Hands employed as requisite

4.00pm: Leave to watch till 7.00pm

7.45pm: H.M.S. "Jonquil" arrived


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18 July 1916

At Suda Bay

Lat 35.50, Long 24.08

5.10am: H.M.S. "Jonquil" sailed

6.15am: H.M.S. "Ribble" arrived

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.45am: Hands employed as requisite

8.00pm: Weighed and proceeded as required leaving harbour

8.40pm: Cape Drepano abeam 1 mile


Cape Drepano is also known as Cape Dhrepano and Akra Drapano.


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19 July 1916

From Suda Bay to Port Laki

Lat 37.13, Long 26.85

12.30am: Sighted Akroterion light bearing N35E [The log-keeper most probably made a spelling mistake and Akrotiri light]

1.55am: Passed steamer steering SE

2.10am: Akroterion light abeam 10 miles [The log-keeper most probably made a spelling mistake and Akrotiri light]

4.54am: Ophidusa Point abeam 4.7 miles

6.45am: Hands employed preparing for coaling

7.00am: Spano Point abeam

7.45am: Course as required entering Port Laki

8.00am: Secured alongside collier S.S. "Wathfield" and commenced coaling

11.15am: Finished coaling, received 55 tons, slipped and came to port anchor. Anchor bearings: windmill N32E, chapel S39W

12.05pm: H.M.S. "Wear" arrived

4.00pm: Leave to watch till 7.00pm


The Wreck Site lists a probable reference to S.S "Wathfield".


Port Laki is also known as Lakki.

Ophidusa is also known as Vrachonisida Ofidousa.

Spano Point is also known as Akra Spano.


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20 July 1916

At Port Laki

Lat 37.13, Long 26.85

4.50am: H.M.S. "Hazel" arrived

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

6.10am: H.M.S. "Hazel" sailed

9.00am: Hands employed as requisite

9.20am: Shifted into 2 berth, came to port anchor. Anchor bearings: windmill N33E, chapel S32W

4.00pm: Leave to watch till 7.00pm

7.10am: H.M.S. "Latona" arrived

7.20am: H.M.S. "Welland" arrived


The Historical RFA site lists H.M.S. "Hazel".


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21 July 1916

At Port Laki

Lat 36.93, Long 27.02

5.45am: Hands employed cleaning ship

7.30am: H.M.S. "Welland" arrived

8.30am: Hands employed as requisite

10.00am: Embarked lieutenant-commander Myres R.N.V.R.

10.40am: Weighed and proceeded as required

10.50am: Patrolling as required round Leros and Kalimnos Islands

12.15pm: Came to port anchor in Port Kalimno. Anchor bearings: Cape Georgio S14W, flagstaff N34E, green dome N75W

1.40pm: Weighed and proceeded as required to Symi

6.10pm: Stopped off Symi harbour, landed lieutenant-commander Myres

6.20pm: Proceeded for Rhodes, course as required

7.45pm: Came to port anchor off Rhodes

9.00pm: Weighed and proceeded

10.45pm: Passed sailing ship steering same course


Kalimnos is also known as Kalymnos.

Cape Georgio is also known as Akra Agios Georgios.


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22 July 1916

On patrol

Lat 36.82, Long 27.43

2.00am: Patrolling as required

4.00am: Altered course as required for Pettri harbour

6.40am: Came to port anchor in Pettri harbour

7.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.46am: Weighed and proceeded to Symi Bay

9.10am: Stopped off Symi, embarked lieutenant-commander Myres R.N.V.R.

9.25am: Proceeded as required to Kara Ada Island

10.50am: Fog came down

11.03am: Fog lifted

12.45pm: Stopped off Kara Ada Island, disembarked lieutenant-commander Myres R.N.V.R.

1.00pm: Proceeded as required to Port Laki

3.40pm: Came to port anchor in Port Laki. Anchor bearings: windmill N40E, chapel S40E, right side of blue house N24W


Pettri is also known as Pedi.


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23 July 1916

From Port Laki to Cape Phuka

Lat 36.85, Long 27.88

8.50am: Weighed and proceeded as required to Cape Phuka (Kos Island)

11.00am: Stopped off Cape Phuka, taking S.S. "Syra" in tow, working engines as required

12.30pm: "Syra" in tow, proceeded to Kos Roads

1.50pm: Stopped, came to port anchor. Cast off tow

2.15pm: Weighed and proceeded as required to Port Laki

4.20pm: Came to port anchor. Anchor bearings: windmill N40E, chapel S40E

4.45pm: Interpreter joined ship

10.15pm: H.M.S. "Hazel" arrived


The Historical RFA site lists H.M.S. "Hazel".


Cape Phuka is also known as Akra Agios Fokas.


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24 July 1916

At Port Laki

Lat 37.13, Long 26.85

4.20am: Weighed and proceeded as required leaving harbour with H.M.S. "Empress"

4.30am: Course as required for Lero Strait

5.00am: In station ahead of H.M.S. "Empress"

5.45am: Altered course as required returning to Port Laki

7.30am: Course as required entering harbour

8.00am: Secured alongside collier S.S. "Transport" and commenced coaling

10.15am: Finished coaling, received 70 tons. Slipped and came to port anchor. Anchor bearings: windmill N30E, chapel S40E, Zephyros Point N50W

10.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

4.00pm: H.M.S. "Wear" sailed

6.00pm: Weighed and proceeded as required to patrol

7.50pm: On patrol N10E and S10W between Gaidero and Pagnusa Islands [The log-keeper most probably made a spelling mistake and meant Gaidaro and Peganusa Islands]

10.00pm: Patrolling as required between Gaidero and Pagnusa Islands


The Wreck Site lists a possible reference to S.S "Transport".


Lero Strait is located between the islands of Leros and Kalymnos.

Zephyros Point is likely the promontory about half a mile west of Port Laki's ferry terminal.

Gaidaro is also known as Agathonisi.

Peganusa is also known as Piganoussa.


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25 July 1916

On patrol

Lat 37.18, Long 26.98

2.00am: Patrolling between Gaidero and Pagnusa Islands as required [The log-keeper most probably made a spelling mistake and meant Gaidaro and Peganusa Islands]

4.15am: Course as required for Cape Komomro (Arki Islands)

7.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

7.15am: On patrol between Cape St. Paul and Arki Islands

8.45am: Hands employed as requisite

9.50am: On patrol between Gaidero and Kalimno Islands

12.40pm: As required to Port Kalimno

1.50pm: Came to port anchor in Port Kalimno. Anchor bearings: flagstaff NE, conspicuous dome N52W, conspicuous point S28W

5.40pm: Weighed and proceeded

10.00pm: Patrolling off west coast of Lero and Kalimno Islands, course N40W and S40E


Cape Komomro is also known as Akra Komaro.

Arki Islands are also known as Arkoi Islands.

Lero is also known as Leros.


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26 July 1916

On patrol [and at Port Laki]

Lat 37.13, Long 26.85

2.00am: On patrol off west coast of Lero and Kalimno Islands

4.50am: In company with H.M.S. "Empress", as required through Lero Strait

5.05am: Took station ahead of H.M.S. "Empress", as required to Kovelo Bay

6.15am: H.M.S. "Empress" stopped and sent up seaplane, course as required patrolling round H.M.S. "Empress"

8.00am: Proceeded to Port Laki escorting H.M.S. "Empress"

8.45am: Hands employed as requisite

10.05am: Course as required entering Port Laki. Anchor bearings: windmill N30E, chapel S40W, Zephyros Point N50W

10.30am: Secured alongside collier S.S. "Transport" and commenced coaling

12.10pm: Finished coaling, received 48 tons, slipped

12.20pm: Came to port anchor. Anchor bearings same as above

4.00pm: Leave to watch till 7.00pm

5.50pm: H.M.S. "Ribble" arrived

7.00am: H.M.S. "Ribble" sailed


The Wreck Site lists a possible reference to S.S "Transport".


Port Laki is also known as Lakki.

Lero Strait is located between the islands of Leros and Kalymnos.

Kovelo Bay is also known as Panormus Portus.

Zephyros Point is likely the promontory about half a mile west of Port Laki's ferry terminal.


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27 July 1916

At Port Laki

Lat 37.13, Long 26.85

4.10am: H.M.S. "Empress" sailed

4.45am: H.M.S. "Hazel" arrived

5.25am: H.M.S. "Hazel"

5.45am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.45am: Hands employed fitting and preparing sweeping gear.

9.15am: H.M.S. "Wear" sailed

9.30am: H.M.S. "Empress" arrived

1.30pm: Hands employed preparing for sweeping

3.35pm: H.M.S. "Ribble" arrived

4.00pm: Leave to watch till 7.00pm


The Historical RFA site lists H.M.S. "Hazel".


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28 July 1916

On patrol

Lat 37.1, Long 26.9 [approximate position]

4.45am: H.M.S. "Empress" sailed

5.45am: Hands employed preparing sweeping gear and cleaning ship

7.00am: Italian cruiser "Piemonte" arrived

8.45am: Hands employed as requisite

9.00am: Weighed and proceeded as required through Lero Channel

9.30am: As required closing H.M.S. "Ribble"

9.40am: Communicated with H.M.S. "Ribble"

10.00am: Came to port anchor. Anchor bearings: chapel N26W, conspicuous tree N54E

11.10am: H.M.S. "Ribble" arrived alongside

12.30pm: Weighed and proceeded in company with H.M.S. "Ribble", course as required

1.00pm: Commenced sweeping practice with H.M.S. "Ribble", course and speed as required

4.00pm: Finished sweeping practice, course as require for getting in sweep wine and kite

5.00pm: Patrolling between Gaidaro and Peganusa Islands as required

10.00pm: Patrolling between Gaidaro and Peganusa Islands as required


Wikipedia has an article on the Italian cruiser "Piemonte".

Lero Channel is located between the islands of Leros and Kalymnos.

Gaidaro is also known as Agathonisi.

Peganusa is also known as Piganoussa.


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29 July 1916

On patrol

Lat 36.92, Long 27.37

2.00am: Patrolling between Gaidaro and Peganusa Islands as required

6.30am: Course as required patrolling up to Samos Strait

7.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

7.45am: Course as required patrolling of Turkish coast

8.45am: Hands employed as requisite

9.40am: Course as required to Symi, examining Turkish coast

3.30pm: Course as required entering Symi anchorage

3.45pm: Came to port anchor. Anchor bearings: mosque S64W, house N18W, rock S16E

4.25pm: Weighed and proceeded, course as required patrolling along coast of Symi

7.50pm: On patrol south of Symi, course East and West

10.00pm: On patrol south of Symi, course East and West


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30 July 1916

On patrol [and at Port Laki]

Lat 37.13, Long 26.85

2.00am: On patrol south of Symi, course East and West

4.00am: Course as required for Symi

6.00am: Stopped off Symi, embarked lieutenant Charnaud R.N.V.R.

6.10am: Proceeded

6.55am: Course as required along Dorian peninsula

9.10am: As required through Kos Strait

10.00am: As required Port Laki

10.45am: As required entering Port Laki

11.15am: Came to port anchor. Anchor bearings: windmill N35E, chapel SE, Laki Head S75W

3.40pm: Italian cruiser "Piemonte" sailed

4.00pm: Leave to watch till 7.00pm

8.15pm: H.M.S. "Wear" and H.M.S. "Welland" sailed


Wikipedia has an article on the Italian cruiser "Piemonte".


Port Laki is also known as Lakki.

Dorian peninsula is now known as Datça peninsula.


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31 July 1916

From Port Laki to Mudros

Lat 37.50, Long 26.00

4.05am: Hands employed preparing for coaling

4.45am: Secured alongside collier S.S. "Transport" and commenced coaling

7.15am: Finished coaling, received 66 tons

7.30am: Slipped and proceeded, course and speed as required leaving harbour

8.00am: Shaped course for Mudros

9.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

12.40pm: Cape Papas abeam 2 miles

5.25pm: Cape Amista abeam 7.7 miles

5.30pm: Hands employed preparing for coaling

7.20pm: Psara lighthouse abeam 3.7 miles

9.25pm: Sighted Sigri light bearing N30E

11.28pm: Sigri light abeam 11.3 miles


The Wreck Site lists a possible reference to S.S "Transport".


Mudros is also spelled as Moudros.

Cape Papas is also known as Akra Pappas.

Cape Amista is also known as Akra Mesta.



LOGS FOR AUGUST 1916


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1 August 1916

From Port Laki to Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

3.35am: Reduced to slow, course as required waiting outside Mudros

4.40am: Course as required entering harbour

5.10am: Secured alongside store ship R.F.A. "Bacchus". Took in stores and provisions

7.45am: Hands employed stowing stores

9.00am: Slipped from R.F.A. "Bacchus"

9.15am: Secured alongside H.M.S. "Blenheim"

7.20pm: Mustered demolition gear


The Historical RFA site lists R.F.A. "Bacchus".


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2 August 1916

At Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.45am: Hands employed painting mess deck and as requisite

10.25am: Shifted ship astern of H.M.S. "Blenheim"

11.15am: H.M.S. "Savage" sailed

1.45pm: H.M.S. "Pincher" arrived

2.10pm: Hands employed as requisite

4.00pm: Gave leave to watch till 7.00pm


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3 August 1916

At Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

5.45am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.55am: Hands employed as requisite

10.55am: H.M.S. "Comet" and H.M.S. "Redpole" sailed

1.15pm: H.M.S. "Savage" arrived

3.50pm: H.M.S. "Rattlesnake" arrived

6.00pm: H.M.S. "Harpy" arrived

6.30pm: H.M.S. "Foxhound" arrived


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4 August 1916

At Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

5.45am: Hands employed cleaning ship

5.55am: Exercised "away all boats"

8.45am: Hands employed as requisite

11.00am: Shifted ship alongside H.M.S. "Blenheim"

1.45pm: Hands employed as requisite

4.00pm: H.M.S. "Grasshopper" arrived

4.20pm: H.M.S. "Racoon" arrived


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5 August 1916

At Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

5.45am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.45am: Hands employed painting mess deck and as requisite

9.00am: H.M.S. "Foxhound" sailed

Noon: Diver working about suction valve

12.30pm: H.M.S. "Fury" and H.M.S. "Staunch" arrived

4.00pm: Read warrant number (?)

4.35pm: H.M.S. "Scourge" arrived


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6 August 1916

At Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

5.45am: Hands employed cleaning ship

7.15am: Sent Roman Catholic church party to H.M.S. "Blenheim"

10.00am: H.M.S. "Pincher" and H.M.S. "Rattlesnake" sailed in company

3.55pm: H.M.S. "Redpole" and H.M.S. "Comet" arrived

6.20pm: Slipped and proceeded

6.30pm: Secured alongside collier S.S. "Archbank"

6.40pm: Hands employed preparing for coaling


The Wreck Site lists a probable reference to S.S "Archbank".


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7 August 1916

At Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

5.00am: Commenced coaling

6.00am: Finished coaling, received 32 tons. Slipped from collier

6.10am: Came to port anchor

6.15am: Let go starboard anchor underfoot

9.15am: H.M.S. "Grasshopper" and H.M.S. "Racoon" sailed

10.00am: Hands employed as requisite

11.15am: H.M.S. "Redpole" sailed

12.15pm: H.M.S. "Redpole" arrived

1.20pm: H.M.S. "Beagle" arrived

2.45pm: H.M.S. "Basilisk" arrived

4.00pm: Paid monthly allowance

6.00pm: Weighed and proceeded as required closing H.M.S. "Europa" for letters

6.40pm: Proceeded as required leaving harbour

7.10pm: Kombi Lighthouse abeam

9.00pm: Lost overboard owing to heavy seas: one bolster for chart house

10.30pm: Sighted Lithari light bearing S40W

11.55pm: Lithari light abeam


Kombi Island is also known as Vrachonisida Kompi.


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8 August 1916

From Mudros to Malta

Lat 36.68, Long 24.00

1.15am: Sighted Cape Gerias light abeam bearing S10W. Lost overboard owing to heavy seas, 5 fire hoses number 3, size 40 feet

3.50am: Cape Gerias light abeam 3 miles. Fire stations

4.45am: Sighted Livadi light bearing S30E [The log-keeper most probably made a spelling mistake and meant Livada]

5.30am: Livadi light abeam 2.0 miles, altered course as required through Mykoni Channel

6.00am: Cape Joannis abeam

6.56am: Nata lighthouse abeam 2.25 miles

7.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.45am: Hands employed as requisite

10.40am: Anti Milo right side abeam

Noon: Passed French destroyer steering easterly

2.50pm: Passed steamer steering east

3.50pm: Passed two French and one British steamer steering NE

4.45pm: Put clocks back ¼ hour

5.00pm: Passed steamer steering easterly

5.30pm: Passed British trawler patrol. Passed British steamer steering easterly

6.20pm: Put clocks back ¼ hour

6.45pm: Passed H.M.S. "Sir Thomas Picton" with trawler escort steering easterly. Exercised night action and abandon ship stations

9.25pm: Passed steamer steering NE

10.00pm: Passed steamer steering east


Cape Gerias is also known as Akra Gria.

The Mykoni Channel separates Tinos from Mykonos.

Cape Joannis is also known as Akra Agios Ioannis.

Nata is also known as Nisida Nata.

Anti Milo is also known as Antimilos.


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9 August 1916

From Mudros to Malta

Lat 34.93, Long 18.27

2.00am: Passed steamer on same course

5.10am: Altered course 4 points to port

5.44am: Resumed original course

6.20am: Passed steamer on opposite course

6.45am: Passed steamer on opposite course escorted by two trawlers

7.30am: Passed two British tankers. Hands as requisite

8.45am: Hands employed as requisite

9.30am: Passed sloop steering opposite course

11.00am: Passed by French liner on same course

11.05am: Passed sloop on opposite course

12.45pm: Passed H.M.S. "Endymion" on opposite course

1.00pm: Passed steamer on same course

4.30pm: Put clocks back ¼ hour

5.25pm: Altered course 4 points to starboard

6.00pm: Resumed original course

6.30pm: Exercised night action and abandon ship stations

7.00pm: Put clocks back ¼ hour


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10 August 1916

From Mudros to Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

2.00am: Used sounding machine

7.00am: Sighted land on starboard bow

8.12am: Course as required for swept channel into Valletta harbour

8.45am: Hands employed as requisite

10.00am: Course and speed as required entering Grand Harbour, Valletta

10.30am: Secured between 3 and 3A buoys Magazine Trot

1.30pm: Hands employed as requisite

4.00pm: General leave to watch till 9.00am Monday 14th

4.25pm: Slipped from buoys

4.40pm: Secured alongside 40 ton crane

6.00pm: Leave to part of watch till 7.00am Friday


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11 August 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.00am: Hands employed as requisite

2.00pm: Hands employed as requisite

4.30pm: Leave to part of watch till 7.00am 12th

5.30pm: Exercised fire quarters

9.00pm: Shifted ship to Somerset Wharf


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12 August 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.15am: Hands employed as requisite

4.30pm: Leave to part of watch till 7.00am 13th

6.30pm: Landed patrol

11.15pm: Patrol returned


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13 August 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.00am: Landed Presbyterian and Wesleyan church parties

10.15am: Landed Church of England church party

4.30pm: Leave to part of watch till 7.00am 14th

6.00pm: Exercised fire quarters


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14 August 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.00am: Hands employed as requisite

11.00am: H.M.S. "Harpy" secured alongside

4.00pm: General leave to watch till Friday 18th 9.00am. Special leave to part of watch till 7.00am 15th


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15 August 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.00am: Hands employed as requisite

1.50pm: Hands employed as requisite

4.30pm: Leave to part of watch till 7.00am

5.30pm: Exercised fire quarters


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16 August 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.00am: Hands employed as requisite

1.50pm: Hands employed as requisite

5.00pm: H.M.S. "Mosquito" sailed


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17 August 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.00am: Hands employed as requisite

1.50pm: Hands employed as requisite

4.30pm: Leave to part of watch till 7.00am 18th

6.30pm: Exercised fire quarters


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18 August 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.00am: Hands employed as requisite

1.50pm: Hands employed as requisite

4.30pm: Leave to watch and part of watch till 7.00am 19th


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19 August 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.00am: Hands employed as requisite

4.30pm: Leave to watch and part of watch till 7.00am 20th


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20 August 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.30am: Landed Presbyterian and Wesleyan church parties

10.10am: Landed Church of England party

4.30pm: Leave to watch and part of watch till 7.00am 21st


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21 August 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.00am: Hands employed as requisite

1.45pm: Hands employed as requisite

4.30pm: Leave to watch and part of watch till 7.00am 22nd

6.00pm: Exercised fire quarters


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22 August 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.00am: Hands employed getting out ammunition and as requisite

1.45pm: Hands employed getting out ammunition and as requisite

4.30pm: Leave to watch and part of watch till 7.00am 23rd

6.30pm: Exercised fire quarters


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23 August 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.30am: Hands employed as requisite

1.45pm: Hands employed as requisite

4.30pm: Leave to watch and part of watch till 7.00am 24th

6.00pm: Landed patrol.


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24 August 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.00am: Hands employed as requisite

1.45pm: Hands employed as requisite

4.30pm: Leave to watch and part of watch till 7.00am 25th


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25 August 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

7.00am: Shifted ship to 40-ton crane

8.00am: Hands employed as requisite

4.30pm: Leave to watch and part of watch till 7.00am 26th


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26 August 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.00am: Hands employed as requisite

1.30pm: Leave to watch and part of watch till 7.00am 27th

6.00pm: Exercised fire quarters


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27 August 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.30am: Landed Presbyterian and Wesleyan church party

10.00am: Landed Church of England church party

1.30pm: Leave to watch and part of watch till 7.00am 28th

6.00pm: Landed patrol

6.30pm: Exercised fire quarters


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28 August 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.00am: Hands employed scraping and painting bilges of magazines and storerooms

1.45pm: Hands employed as requisite

4.30pm: Leave to watch and part of watch till 7.00am 29th

6.30pm: Exercised fire quarters


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29 August 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.00am: Hands employed as requisite

1.50pm: Hands employed as requisite

4.30pm: Leave to watch and part of watch till 7.00am 30th

6.30pm: Exercised fire quarters


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30 August 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.00am: Hands employed as requisite

9.45am: H.M.S. "Sheldrake" secured alongside

1.50pm: Hands employed as requisite

4.30pm: Leave to watch and part of watch till 7.00am 31st


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31 August 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.45am: Hands employed as requisite

1.45pm: Hands employed as requisite

4.30pm: Leave to watch and part of watch till 7.00am 1st September

6.30pm: Exercised fire quarters


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[Back cover of log book]



LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1916


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[Front cover of log book]


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[Handwritten]

This is to certify that this is a true copy of the deck log of H.M.S. "Usk" for the period September 1st to October 31st 1916.


[Signed by] Richard C.A. Littleton, Lieutenant-in-Command


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[Signed by] Richard C.A. Littleton, Lieutenant-in-Command, November 1st 1916


H.M.S. "Blenheim" 3 November 1916

Submitted, observing: No remarks. [Signed by] W.A. Wilson Engineer Commander


13 November 1916 [Signed by] C.P.R. Coode Captain (D) Fifth Destroyer Flotilla


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Barometer

Mercurial or Aneroid

Aneroid





Name of Maker and number

J. Hicks

2461


Height of cistern above sea

Portable





Error of Mercurial Barometer

-






Thermometers for Air Temperature

Position in Ship

Portable





Whether in screen








Date

Maker and No.

Reynolds and Co.

From


To



Thermometers for Sea Temperature



Date

Maker and No.

Reynolds and Co.

From


To



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1 September 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

7.00am: H.M.S. "Sheldrake" slipped

9.00am: Hands employed refitting and as requisite

12.15pm: H.M.S. "Duchess of Norfolk" (paddle sweeper) secured alongside

1.20pm: H.M.S. "Duchess of Norfolk" slipped

2.30pm: Hands employed refitting and as requisite

4.30pm: Gave special leave to watch and part [of watch] till 7.00am

6.30pm: Landed Senglea picket

11.00pm: Picket returned on board


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2 September 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.05am: Slipped and proceeded alongside minesweeper H.M.S. "Duchess of Norfolk"

9.30am: Hands employed refitting

11.00am: One rating returned to duty from H.M.S. "Egmont"

11.30am: H.M.S. "Lowestoft" arrived

1.30pm: Gave special leave to port watch and second part starboard [watch] till 7.00am

7.00pm: Exercised fire stations


H.M.S. "Egmont" was not a ship, but in fact Fort St. Angelo.


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3 September 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.30am: Landed Roman Catholic, Wesleyan and Presbyterian church parties

10.00am: Landed Church of England party

11.30am: Church parties returned on board

1.30pm: Hands to make and mend clothes

4.00pm: Evening quarters


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4 September 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.00am: Hands employed refitting and working about double bottoms

1.45pm: Hands as in forenoon

4.30pm: Special leave to watch and part [of watch] till 7.00am


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5 September 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.30am: Hands employed as requisite

1.30pm: Hands employed as requisite

4.30pm: Special leave to watch and part [of watch] till 7.00am

6.00pm: Exercised fire stations


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6 September 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.30am: Hands employed refitting and scraping double bottoms

1.30pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

4.30pm: Special leave to watch and part [of watch] till 7.00am

6.00pm: Landed Senglea picket


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7 September 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.30am: Hands employed clearing up decks

9.00am: Hands employed about double bottoms and as requisite

1.30pm: Hands as in forenoon

4.30pm: Gave special leave to watch and part [of watch] till 7.00am

6.30pm: Exercised fire stations


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8 September 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.30am: Hands employed clearing up decks

9.00am: Hands employed refitting and as requisite

1.00pm: Hands employed as requisite

4.30pm: Gave special leave to watch and part [of watch] till 7.00am

7.00pm: Exercised fire stations


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9 September 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.30pm: Hands employed as requisite

9.00am: Hands employed refitting and as requisite

1.00pm: Gave leave to watch and part [of watch] from 1.00pm till 7.00am

4.00pm: Evening quarters


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10 September 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.30am: Hands employed clearing up decks

9.30am: Landed Roman Catholic, Wesleyan and Presbyterian church parties

10.00am: Landed Church of England party

11.30am: Church parties returned on board

1.00pm: Gave special leave to watch and part [of watch] from 1.00pm till 7.00am

4.00pm: Evening quarters

6.30pm: Exercised fire stations


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11 September 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.30am: Hands employed clearing up decks

9.00am: Hands employed refitting and scraping magazines and storerooms

2.00pm: Hands as in forenoon

4.30pm: Gave special leave to watch and part [of watch] till 7.00am


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12 September 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.30am: Hands employed clearing up decks

9.00am: Hands employed refitting and as requisite

1.30pm: Hands employed as requisite

4.30pm: Gave special leave to watch and part [of watch] till 7.00am


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13 September 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.30am: Hands employed as requisite

9.00am: Hands employed refitting and as requisite

1.30pm: Hands employed refitting and as requisite

4.30pm: Gave special leave to watch and part [of watch] till 7.00am


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14 September 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.30am: Hands employed clearing up decks

8.00am: Hands employed as requisite

9.30am: H.M.S. "E12" proceeded

11.50am: Secured alongside 40 ton crane

1.45pm: Hands employed as requisite

4.30pm: Gave special leave to watch and part [of watch] till 7.00am


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15 September 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.30am: Hands employed clearing up decks

8.30am: Hands employed refitting and as requisite

1.45pm: Hands employed refitting and as requisite

4.30pm: Gave special leave to watch and part [of watch] till 7.00am


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16 September 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.45am: Hands employed refitting and as requisite

1.00pm: Gave special leave to watch and part [of watch] till 7.00am


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17 September 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

7.15am: Funeral party left ship

8.00am: Cleaning ship. Colours half-masted

9.55am: Colours re-hoisted

1.00pm: Gave special leave to watch and part [of watch] till 7.00am


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18 September 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.30am: [Hands] Employed cleaning ship

8.00am: [Hands] Employed as requisite

9.00am: H.M.S. "Isonzo" undocked from number 3 dock

9.20am: H.M.S. "Usk" docked in number 3 dock

1.45pm: [Hands] Employed as requisite

4.30pm: Gave special leave to watch and part [of watch] till 7.00am

6.00pm: Patrol landed

6.10pm: Exercised fire stations

11.15pm: Patrol returned


The Historical RFA site lists H.M.S. "Isonzo" under her original name S.S. "Isis".


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19 September 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.00am: [Hands] Employed as requisite

1.45pm: [Hands] Employed refitting and as requisite

4.30pm: Gave special leave to watch and part [of watch] till 7.00am

5.00pm: Colours half-masted

6.10pm: Exercised fire stations

6.30pm: Concert party to H.M.S. "Agamemnon"

9.30pm: Concert party returned


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20 September 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.30am: [Hands] Employed cleaning ship

8.00am: [Hands] Employed as requisite

1.45pm: [Hands] Employed as requisite

4.30pm: Gave special leave to watch and part [of watch] till 7.00am


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21 September 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.00am: Hands employed as requisite

1.45pm: Hands employed refitting and as requisite

4.30pm: Gave special leave to watch and part [of watch] till 7.00am


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22 September 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.30am: [Hands] Employed clearing up decks

8.00am: Hands employed as requisite

1.45pm: Hands employed as requisite

3.30pm: Returned awning to store

6.00pm: Exercised fire stations. Patrol landed

11.00pm: Patrol returned


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23 September 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.00am: Hands employed refitting and as requisite

11.15am: Commenced flooding dock

Noon: Dock flooded

1.15pm: Secured alongside machinery wharf

1.30pm: Gave special leave to watch and part [of watch] from 1.30pm till 7.00am


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24 September 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.30am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: [Hands] Employed as requisite

9.30am: Roman Catholics, Wesleyans and Presbyterians landed

1.00pm: Gave special leave to watch and part [of watch] till 7.00am


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25 September 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.30am: Hands cleaning ship

8.00am: Hands employed embarking ammunition. Torpedo party shipped warheads

11.30am: One able seaman discharged to H.M.S. "Egmont" (sick)

2.15pm: Hands ammunitioning ship. Torpedo party fitted depth and demolition charges

4.30pm: Completed with ammunition

6.00pm: Landed patrol


H.M.S. "Egmont" was not a ship, but in fact Fort St. Angelo.


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26 September 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.30am: Hands cleaning ship and as requisite

7.05am: Coaling lighters secured alongside

8.10am: Hands employed refitting and as requisite

9.00am: Commenced coaling ship (native labour)

11.45am: Coaling complete. Hands wash down upper deck

1.00pm: One shoemaker's knife lost, pattern number 428, unretrievable

4.30pm: Gave special leave to watch and part [of watch] till 7.00am

6.00pm: Sub-lieutenant Davies joined ship for passage


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27 September 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.35am: Hands employed securing for sea and as requisite

10.50am: Slipped and proceeded as required for leave harbour

11.20am: Started working up for full power

11.55am: Started full power trial

12.40pm: Finished trial

1.05pm: Entered harbour

1.30pm: Secured alongside machinery wharf

5.00pm: Gave special leave to watch till 7.00am and part [of watch] till 11.00pm


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28 September 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

5.45am: Hands employed painting ship

8.30am: Hands painting ship

1.15pm: Hands painting ship


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29 September 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.30am: Hands cleaning ship

8.45am: Hands employed as requisite

9.30am: H.M.S. "Racoon" secured alongside

1.15pm: Hands employed as requisite

4.00pm: Gave special leave to watch and part [of watch] till 11.00pm


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30 September 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

5.45am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Slipped and proceeded out of harbour for trials

9.55am: Worked up to full power

10.20am: Finished trial

11.00am: Started swinging ship for deviation [of compasses]

11.55am: Entered harbour and secured alongside machinery wharf

1.50pm: Coal lighter came alongside

2.45pm: Finished coaling (native labour)

2.50pm: Hands washing down upper deck

4.00pm: Evening quarters. Gave special leave to watch till 7.00am and part [of watch] till 11.00pm



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