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Pendant No. N.6A (11.19), close sister to TEAL. Launched 13.8.01 Yarrow. 180 tons, 148(oa), 145(pp)x24x2ft. Compound 550ihp, 13kts. Armament: 2-6pdr, 4 MG. China Station, paid off 12.14. Sold 8.33 at Hong Kong. (British Warships 1914-1919)

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Notes:

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

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

LOGS FOR JUNE 1918


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20 June 1918

The Moorhen is commissioned in Hong Kong harbour.

Hong Kong

2.00am Lit galley fire.

6.00am Called hands. Breakfast.

7.00am Hands employed drawing stores.

9.00am Ship commissioned.

10.00am Ship's company, with assistance of Dockyard, fitting ship out for sea.

12 noon Dinner.

2.00pm Hands employed as A.M.

5.00pm Tea. Leave to watch till 7am.

7.30pm Supper.

10.00pm Pipe Down.


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21 June 1918

The call 'Up spirit' at 11am is the Royal Navy's traditional call to hands for the issue of the daily rum ration. It is not recorded in later logs.

Hong Kong

2.00am Lit galley fire.

5.30am Called hands.

6.00am Hands to breakfast.

6.30am Lit fires in two boilers.

7.00am Hands employed fitting ship for sea.

9.00am Basin trail.

11.00am Up spirit.

12 noon Dinner. Fires died out.

2.00pm Hands employed as in AM.

5.00pm Tea. Leave to watch till 7am.

7.30pm Supper.

10.00pm Pipe Down.


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The reference to leaving ‘Camber’ at 12.20pm is not a typo. The name is used several times in these logs. It is a reference to a particular dock at Hong Kong. There is a 1907 photograph described as being “a view over the British Military Hospital and Naval Yards” on the web page at http://gwulo.com/node/8488. It is the editor’s reading of the text on this page that the Camber is the dock covered by the letter ‘O’ in the watermark on this image.


The reference to ‘bank fires’ at 9pm is about the practice of pulling together a fire then covering it in ash to keep out the air. A fire treated in this way will quietly smoulder for many hours. The fire can then be quickly relit by spreading the banked fire, opening any dampers so as to not impede the air flow over the fire, and applying new fuel on top of the glowing embers.


22 June 1918

Hong Kong

2.00am Lit galley fire.

5.30am Called hands. Breakfast.

8.30am Lit fires in one boiler.

11.00am Up spirit.

12 noon Dinner.

12.20pm Left Camber, proceeded through Keep Li Mun Strait.

2.00pm One Coir Fender left behind in Dockyard accident.

4.00pm Exercised Fire and Grounding Stations.

5.00pm Tea.

6.45pm Sampan Channel abeam. Distance ½ mile.

7.06pm Cluien Point Fort abeam.

7.30pm Amuns Point abeam.

8.05pm Anchored Gifu Island W ¾ S West point Tiger Island S/E 4 shackles.

9.00pm Bank fires.

10.00pm. Pipe Down.


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23 June 1918

Hong Kong to Canton (Guangdong)

4.00am Spread fires.

5.15am Weighed anchor.

5.30am Proceeded via Blackstairs Passage.

7.15am Stopped Port engine for defect.

7.20am Proceeded at 10 knots.

7.30am Tide pole abeam.

10.00am Arrived at Canton (Guangdong).

10.30am Secured to buoys at Gunboat's moorings off Shameen (Shamian Island). Official visit paid by Chinese Naval Officer.

11.00am Official visit paid by American Naval Officer.

12 noon Dinner.

12 noon Distance made good: 83 miles.

1.00pm Leave to watch from 2pm till Sunset.

4.00pm Tea.

5.30pm Hoist boats.

7.00pm Sunset. Liberty men returned.

7.30pm Supper.

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks.

10.00pm Pipe Down.


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24 June 1918

Canton (Guangdong)

2.00am Lit galley fires.

5.30am Called hands.

5.45am Hands fall in.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Colours. Breakfast.

8.45am Clear up decks.

9.00am Hands fall in. Employed refitting etc.

10.00am Returned official visit to American ship.

11.00am Up spirit.

12 noon Dinner.

1.00pm Leave to watch from 2pm till 7pm.

4.00pm Tea.

6.00pm Hoist boats.

7.00pm Supper.

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks.

10.00pm Pipe Down.


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25 June 1918

A typical day tied up in port.

Canton (Guangdong)

5.30am Call hands.

5.45am Hands fall in.

6.00am Clean ship.

7.30am Clean guns.

8.00am Colours. Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed painting boats.

10.00am 6 pounder guns crews drill.

11.00am Up spirit.

12 noon Dinner.

1.00pm Leave to one watch from 2pm to 7pm. Other watch employed fitting awning curtains.

4.00pm Tea. Shift night clothing.

7.00pm Supper. Liberty men returned.

7.15pm Sunset.

7.30pm Stand by Hammocks

10.00pm Pipe Down


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26 June 1918

Canton (Guangdong)

5.30am Call hands.

7.00am Clean ship.

7.30am Clean guns. Maxim guns crews drill.

8.00am Colours. Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed fitting mooring wires.

11.00am Up spirit. Coal lighters arrived alongside. Coal ship.

12 noon Dinner.

1.25pm Finished coaling. 20 tons received. Discharged 200 coal bags to S.S. Fatshan. Hands employed cleaning ship.

4.00pm Tea.

7.00pm Supper.

7.20pm Sunset.

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks

10.00pm Pipe Down


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27 June 1918

Day one of a three day journey up river. Note that the ISO convention has been applied regarding the names of units. This essentially amounts to the names only being capitalised if the name of the unit is derived from the name of a person such as Watt and Hertz.

Chan Fau, a Chinese unlicensed pilot engaged for trip to Wuchow (Wuzhou) and back at the rate of $10.00 per day steaming and $8.00 per day when at anchor.

Canton (Guangdong) to Wuchow (Wuzhou)

5.30am Call hands.

6.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Clean guns.

8.00am Colours. Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed preparing for sea.

10.10am Slipped, proceeded up Canton River. Course as requisite. Speed 10 knots.

11.30am Proceeded down Front Reach.

12 noon Dinner. Passing Cambridge Barrier.

12 noon Distance made good: 12 miles.

12.52pm Tide pole abeam. Water level 9 feet 10 inches.

2.30pm Rounded Forbes Point. Passed through Saiwan Channel, Tauchan Channel and Tarbing Channel.

4.00pm Tea.

5.00pm Town of Yung sighted abeam.

7.40pm Anchored at 3 shackles in 2½ fathoms water in Yellow Reach. Bearings: entrance Silam Strait S/W ½ W; entrance Kerr Channel E ½ N.

10.00pm Pipe Down.


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28 June 1918

Day 2 of the journey. Many joss houses (temples) passed in afternoon.

Canton (Guangdong) to Wuchow (Wuzhou)

5.00am Call hands. Steam on capstan.

5.15am Passed by Chinese Gunboat.

5.30am Weighed anchor. Proceeded down Yellow Reach. Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Clean guns.

8.00am Breakfast. Fa Chian Island abeam.

8.30am Hok Shan Island abeam.

9.00am Proceeded through Junction Channel and entered West River at First Cliff.

9.30am Rattle Island abeam.

11.00am Chau Churn [Cham?] Island abeam.

11.30am Hands cleaning ship.

12 noon. Dinner.

12 noon Distance made good 81 miles.

12 noon Bearing and Distance: West River, Mar Han distance 2 miles.

12.40pm At Sam Shui Junction, altered course into New Reach.

2.00pm Kwanh Spit abeam.

3.45pm Tung Wa Joss House abeam.

4.00pm Tea.

5.00pm Shau King Pagoda abeam.

6.05pm Guai Lum abeam.

6.50pm Tau Teaing Joss House abeam.

7.06 pm Wa Kong Joss House abeam.

7.30pm Supper.

8.00pm Anchored at Tuk Junction in 13 fathoms of water.

8.30pm Noted fires on river banks.

10.00pm Pipe Down.


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29 June 1918

Day 3 of the journey ends at Wuchow (Wuzhou).

Canton (Guangdong) to Wuchow (Wuzhou)

5.00am Called hands.

5.30am Weighed anchor and proceeded.

6.30am Hands cleaning ship.

7.00am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Breakfast. Position Kai Yik Kwan Reach.

8.21am Cocks Comb sighted abeam.

9.55am Chut Polim abeam.

10.20am 9 Storied Pagodas abeam.

10.46am Tak Hing abeam. Quarters clean guns.

11.10am Steep Point abeam.

12 noon Dinner.

12 noon Distance made good: 84 miles.

12 noon Bearing and Distance: Off Guard House, Fa Piri.

12.41pm Likin Station abeam.

1.00pm Dosing abeam.

2.15pm Kok Heu abeam.

2.40pm Fong Cheun abeam.

3.34pm Kai Liao Salt Station abeam.

4.00pm Evening Quarters, Fire and Collision Stations.

4.40pm Arrived Wuchow.

4.45pm Anchored abreast of Commissioner's House. 3½ shackles in 6 fathoms of water.

7.00pm Supper. Tested hand fire engine.

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks

10.00pm Pipe Down


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30 June 1918

Wuchow (Wuzhou)

5.45am Called hands.

6.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Clean guns.

8.00am Breakfast. Colours.

9.00am Divisions and prayers.

9.45am Disperse.

11.00am Up spirit.

12 noon Dinner.

12 noon Distance made good: 34 miles.

12 noon Bearing and Distance: At anchor, Wuchow.

12.30pm Leave to watch from 1 till 7pm.

4.00pm Tea.

7.00pm Supper. Liberty men returned.

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks

10.00pm Pipe Down



LOGS FOR JULY 1918


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1 July 1918

The Moorhen is a gunboat whose main weapons are its 6 pounders and Maxim machine guns. However, the crew are trained in the use of small arms as standard. Is it a coincidence that today’s small arms training comes before the issue of the daily rum ration?

Wuchow (Wuzhou)

5.30am Galled Hands.

6.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Clean guns.

8.00am Colours. Breakfast.

9.00am Seamen to small arm drill.

10.00am Return arms. Hands employed cleaning magazines.

11.00am Up spirit.

12 noon Dinner.

12.30pm Leave to watch from 2pm to 7pm.

2.00pm Watch employed cleaning paintwork.

4.00pm Tea. Shift night clothing.

7.00pm Supper. Liberty men return.

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks

10.00pm Pipe Down


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2 July 1918

More gun drill – this time for the Maxim machine gun grew. As previously noted ‘banking the fire’ in a boiler is the equivalent of putting your TV on standby. The fuel consumption is reduced to a very low level but the boiler can be very quickly relit when it is next needed.

Wuchow (Wuzhou)

5.30am Call hands.

6.00am Hands cleaning ship.

7.00am Maxim guns crews drill.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Colours. Breakfast.

9.00am Divisions. Hands employed fitting bridge curtains.

11.00am Up spirit.

12 noon Dinner. Lit fires in one boiler.

2.00pm Weighed anchor. Shifted berth.

2.15pm Anchored at 3½ shackles.

3.00pm Banked fires.

4.00pm Tea. Leave to watch till 7pm.

7.00pm Supper. Liberty men return.

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks.

10.00pm Rounds correct. Pipe Down.


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3 July 1918

The daily ship board routine is becoming clear: the crew clean the ship first thing; the 6 pounders are cleaned at 7.30am; breakfast is at 8am; Divisions are at 9am; 11am is the standard time for the rum ration to be issued; dinner is at noon; tea is at 4pm and supper at 7pm; ‘Stand by Hammocks’ is called at 8pm and ‘Pipe Down’ at 10pm. But when the Moorhen is operating in tidal waters her comings and goings are determined by the state of the tide.

Wuchow (Wuzhou) to Sam Shui

4.00am Spread fires.

5.00am Called hands. Tide gauge 30 feet. Steam on capstan.

5.30am Weighed anchor and proceeded. Hands cleaning ship.

7.30am Clean guns.

8.00am Breakfast.

8.30am Dosing sighted abeam.

9.00am Divisions.

9.30am Hands employed cleaning the magazines.

11.00am Up spirit.

11.13am Cocks Comb sighted abeam.

12 noon Dinner.

12 noon Distance made good: 68 miles.

12 noon Bearing and Distance: Narrow(?) Island ENE 1 mile distant, West River.

12.01pm One Coir[?] broom lost overboard by accident.

2.00pm Hands preparing to anchor.

4.00pm Anchored at 3 shackles in 4 fathoms water.

4.45pm Tide gauge 12 feet.

5.00pm Leave to watch until 7pm.

7.00pm Supper.

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks.

10.00pm Rounds correct. Pipe Down.


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4 July 1918

Sam Shui

5.30am Call hands.

6.00am Hands cleaning ship.

7.30am Clean guns.

8.00am Colours, Breakfast.

9.00am Divisions. Hands to small arm drill.

10.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

11.00am Up spirit.

12 noon Dinner.

12 noon Distance made good: 54 miles.

12 noon. Bearing and Distance: Sam Shui.

1.00pm Hands make and mend clothes. Leave to watch till 7pm.

4.00pm Tea.

7.00pm Supper.

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks.

10.00pm Rounds correct. Pipe Down.


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5 July 1918

Sam Shui to Canton (Guangdong)

4.00am Lit fires in two boilers.

5.00am Called hands.

5.30am Hands cleaning ship.

7.00am Weighed anchor and proceeded down Fort Shan branch and Money Heney Creek. (Moneypenny Creek?)

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Divisions. Hands employed preparing to secure to buoys.

11.10am Arrived at Canton and secured to Gunboat moorings off Shameen. Draft: Forward 7 feet; Aft 3 feet.

12 noon Dinner. Tide gauge 8 feet.

12 noon Distance made good: 35 miles.

12 noon Bearing and Distance: Canton.

1.00pm Leave to watch from 2pm to 7pm. Hands employed cleaning ship.

4.00pm Tea.

7.00pm Supper.

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks.


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6 July 1918

The handwriting in the log changes after 12 noon today.

Canton (Guangdong)

5.30am Called hands.

6.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Colours. Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed preparing to coal ship.

11.00am Clean guns.

12 noon Dinner.

NOTE Draft before coaling. Forward 2 feet; Aft 3 feet.

NOTE Draft after coaling. Forward 2 feet 4 inches; Aft 3 feet 3 inches.

1.45pm Coal lighters alongside. Commenced coaling.

3.00pm Paid quarterly settlement to ship’s company.

4.00pm Tea.

5.30pm Finished coaling – 38 tons received. Disembarked 14 full, empty oil drums.

7.00pm Supper.

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks.

10.00pm Rounds correct. Pipe Down.


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7 July 1918

Canton (Guangdong)

5.30am Called hands.

6.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Colours. Breakfast.

9.00am Divisions. Prayers.

11.00am Up spirit.

12 noon Dinner.

12.30pm Leave to watch 1pm to 7pm.

4.00pm Quarters. Tea.

7.00pm Supper. Liberty men returned.

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks.

10.00pm Rounds correct. Pipe Down.


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8 July 1918

Canton (Guangdong)

5.30am Called hands.

6.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Colours. Breakfast.

9.00am Divisions.

9.30am 6 pounder guns crews to drill.

10.00am Seamen muster bags.

11.00am Up spirit.

12 noon Dinner.

12.30pm Leave to watch 1pm to 7pm.

4.00pm Tea.

7.00pm Supper. Liberty men returned.

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks.

10.00pm Rounds correct. Pipe Down.


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9 July 1918

Canton (Guangdong) to Sam Shui

5.30am Called hands.

6.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Clean guns.

8.00am Colours. Breakfast.

9.00am Divisions. Hands preparing ship for sea.

10.10am Slipped and proceeded. 10 knots Tide Gauge 4·9. Draft 7 feet 3 inches, Aft 3 feet 3 inches.

12 noon Dinner.

12 noon Distance made good: 12 miles.

12 noon Bearing and distance: Sharp bend in Moneypenny Creek.

4.55pm Arrived Sam Shui. Anchored in 4 fathoms of water at 2½ shackles. Leave to watch to 7pm. Tide gauge 7 feet 9 inches.

7.00pm Supper.

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks.

10.00pm Rounds correct. Pipe Down.


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10 July 1918

The word ‘cumshau’ is difficult to trace on Google. However, the Microsoft Word spell checker suggests it should be ‘cumshaw’ meaning a tip or gratuity given for a service successfully rendered. This would make sense in the context of this log where the editor has frequently corrected more obvious mis-spellings.

Sam Shui to Tsing Yuen

4.30am Called hands.

5.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

6.45am Steam on capstan.

7.00am Weighed anchor and proceeded up North River.

7.30am Clean guns.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands painting ship.

NOTE Engaged Pilot Lung Yong at the rate of $4.00 per day when steaming, $5.00 per day when at anchor, and food. Also $20.00 cumshau if we get to Shas Chan Fu and back without damage.

12 noon Distance made good: 65 miles.

12 noon Bearing and distance: North River 11 miles South of Tsing Yuen.

1.40pm Anchored off Tsing Yuen.

4.00pm Tea.

7.00pm Supper.

7.40pm Sunset.

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks.

10.00pm Rounds correct. Pipe Down.


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11 July 1918

Tsing Yuen to Sam Shui

5.30am Call hands.

6.00am Hands cleaning ship.

7.30am Clean guns.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Divisions.

10.00am Weighed anchor and proceeded to Sam Shui.

11.00am Up spirit.

12 noon Dinner.

12 noon Distance made good: 32 miles.

12 noon Bearing and distance: Ming Shui Head abeam, North River.

2.15pm Anchored at Sam Shui. 2½ shackles. Tide gauge 7 feet 9 inches.

4.00pm Tea. Leave to watch 4 to 7pm. Draft on arrival: Forward 2 feet 6 inches, Aft 3 feet.

7.00pm Supper.

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks.

10.00pm Rounds correct. Pipe Down.


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12 July 1918

Sam Shui

5.30am Called hands.

6.30am Hands cleaning ship.

7.30am Clean guns.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Divisions.

9.30am Hands painting ship.

11.00am Up spirit.

12 noon Dinner.

12 noon Distance made good: 18 miles.

12 noon Bearing and distance: Sam Shui

4.00pm Tea. Leave to watch 4 to 7pm.

7.00pm Supper.

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks.

10.00pm Rounds correct. Pipe Down.


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13 July 1918

Sam Shui

5.30am Called hands.

6.30am Hands cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands cleaning ship.

11.00am Up spirit. Clean guns.

12 noon Dinner.

4.00pm Tea. Leave to watch 4 to 7pm.

7.00pm Supper.

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks.

10.00pm Rounds correct. Pipe Down.


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14 July 1918

The log records the Moorhen experiencing a heavy squall in the early evening between 6 and 8pm but this does not affect the ship’s routine.

Sam Shui

5.30am Called hands.

6.00am Hands cleaning ship.

7.30am Clean guns.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Divisions and prayers.

11.30am Up spirit.

12 noon Dinner.

4.00pm Tea. Leave to watch 4 to 7pm.

7.00pm Supper.

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks.

10.00pm Rounds correct. Pipe Down.


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15 July 1918

Another quiet day in Sam Shui.

Sam Shui

5.00am Call hands.

6.00am Hands cleaning ship.

7.30am Clean guns.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Clean arms and inspection.

10.00am Small arm company to drill.

11.00am Up spirit.

12 noon Dinner.

4.00pm Tea. Leave to watch 4 to 7pm.

7.00pm Supper.

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks.

10.00pm Rounds correct. Pipe Down.


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16 July 1918

Sam Shui

5.00am Call hands.

6.00am Hands cleaning ship.

7.30am Clean guns.

8.00am Breakfast. Tide Gauge 9 feet 10 inches.

9.00am Hands to Maxim drill.

10.00am Hands employed spreading Wing Awnings.

12 noon Dinner.

3.00pm Tide Gauge 10 feet 8 inches.

4.00pm Tea. Leave to watch 4 to 7pm.

7.00pm Supper.

7.30pm Tide Gauge 11 feet 7 inches.

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks.

10.00pm Rounds correct. Pipe Down.


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17 July 1918

Not such a smooth journey today. The Moorhen did not just cruise along at her usual 10 knots in the afternoon. Is Tin Kong Hau is a safe harbour? The log shows that sentries are posted as darkness approaches.

NOTE Engaged an unlicensed pilot Leong Yong at the Rate of $10.00 per day when steaming and $5.00 per day at anchor for the trip to Shao Chou Fu and back.

Sam Shui to Sin Kong Hau

5.00am Call hands. Steam on capstan.

5.30am Weighed anchor and proceeded. Tide gauge 12 feet 6 inches.

6.30am Hands cleaning ship.

7.30am Clean guns.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am 6 pounder guns crews to drill.

10.00am Hands cleaning magazines.

11.00am Up spirit.

12 noon Dinner.

12 noon Distance made good: 46 miles.

12 noon Bearing and distance: 4 miles South of Tsing Yuen.

12.35pm Arrived Tsing Yuen.

1.15pm Dropped anchor.

1.20pm Weighed anchor and proceeded.

2.30pm Increased speed to 12 knots.

3.15pm Reduced speed to 10 knots.

4.00pm Tea.

5.40pm Engines to full speed.

6.10pm Reduced speed to 10 knots.

7.00pm Supper.

7-50pm Anchored at 5 shackles Sin Kong Hau. Placed sentries.

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks.

10.00pm. Rounds correct. Pipe Down.


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18 July 1918

An unusual day – there is no record of the crew doing any housekeeping!

Sin Kong Hau to Sam Shui

5.00am Called hands.

5.30am Shorten in anchor prior to weighing.

5.40am Weighed anchor and proceeded up North River.

7.40am Anchored Yin Tak at 1½ shackles

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Maxim guns crews to drill.

10.00am Spread Roof Awnings.

11.00am Up spirit.

11.45am Weighed and proceeded to Sam Shui. Speed 10 knots.

12 noon Dinner.

12 noon Distance made good 45 miles.

12 noon Bearing and distance: North River 1 mile South of Yin Tak.

12 noon Draft: Forward 2 foot 7 inches; Aft 3 feet.

4.00pm Tea.

7.05pm Arrived Sam Shui. Anchored at 3 shackles. Supper.

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks.

8.30pm Discharged Pilot.

9.00pm Rounds correct. Tide pole 16 feet.

10.00pm Rounds correct. Pipe Down.


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19 July 1918

The midday record of the Moorhen’s location does not make sense.

Sam Shui

5.00am Called hands.

6.00am Hands cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters, clean guns.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Divisions. Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.40am Weighed anchor and proceeded.

11.00am Up spirit.

11.15am Reduced speed to 7 knots.

11.35am Increased speed to 10 knots.

11.40am Stopped.

11.45am Speed 10 knots.

12 noon Stopped.

12 noon Distance made good: 114 miles.

12 noon Bearing and distance: Sam Shui

12.05pm Speed 6 knots.

1.40pm Secured alongside Coaling Wharf, Canton. Coaled ship 20 Tons.

4.00pm Tea. Finished coaling. Draft: Forward 2 feet 9 inches; Aft 3 feet.

4.35pm Left Coaling Wharf.

4.55pm Secured to buoys. Tide pole 3 feet.

7.00pm Supper.

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks.

10.00pm Rounds correct. Pipe Down.


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20 July 1918

Canton (Guangdong)

5.00am Called hands.

6.00am Hands cleaning ship.

7.00am Scrub fire gear.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands cleaning ship.

10.00am Small arm company to drill.

11.40am Consul General paid unofficial visit.

12 noon Dinner.

12noon Distance made good: 16 miles.

12 noon Bearing and distance: Canton.

1.00pm Leave to watch from 1.30 to 10pm.

4.00pm Tea.

7.00pm Supper.

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks.

10.00pm Rounds correct. Liberty men returned. Pipe Down.


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21 July 1918

A quiet Sunday. Hands even get a short lie in today.

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

7.00am Hands cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.30am Divisions. Prayers.

11.00am Up spirit.

12 noon Dinner.

1.30pm Leave to watch 1.30 to 10pm.

4.00pm Tea.

7.00pm Supper. Sunset.

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks.

10.00pm Rounds correct. Pipe Down.


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22 July 1918

Canton (Guangdong)

5.00am Called hands.

6.00am Landed Small Arms Company.

8.00am Small Arms Company returned. Breakfast.

9.00am Clean ship.

11.00am Up spirit.

12 noon Dinner.

1.00pm Leave to watch till 10pm.

4.00pm Tea.

7.00pm Supper.

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks.

10.00pm Rounds correct. Pipe Down.


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Something strange has happened here – this is the second page for Monday, 22nd July 1918. There are minor differences between the pages and they are written by different people. There is no clue in the log itself as to what has happened as the date sequence continues normally from the next page.

Canton (Guangdong)

5.00am Called hands.

6.00am Landed small armed Company.

8.00am Small Arm Company returned. Breakfast.

9.00am Cleaning ship.

11.00am Up spirit.

12 noon Dinner.

1.00pm Leave to watch 1.30pm till 11pm. Leave to part 4.30pm till 7pm.

4.00pm Tea.

7.00pm Supper.

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks.

10.00pm Rounds correct. Pipe Down.


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23 July 1918

The guns get cleaned. Later some of the crew go ashore on a picnic.

Canton (Guangdong)

5.00am Called hands.

6.00am Exercise small arms ashore.

8.00am Small arm party returned. Breakfast.

9.00am Cleaning ship.

9.30am Quarters clean guns.

10.30am Clean small arms.

11.00am Up spirit.

12 noon Dinner.

1.45pm Picnic party left ship.

4.00pm Tea.

7.00pm Supper.

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks.

8.30pm Picnic party returned.

10.00pm Rounds correct. Pipe Down.


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24 July 1918

Canton (Guangdong)

5.30am Called hands.

5.45am Cleaning ship.

6.25am Small arm party landed.

7.30am Small arm party returned.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands cleaning ship.

11.00am Up spirit.

12 noon Dinner.

1.00pm Leave for watch 1.30 till 10pm.

4.00pm Tea.

7.00pm Supper.

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks.

10.00pm Rounds correct. Pipe Down.


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25 July 1918

A Chinese cruiser arrives at Canton.

Canton (Guangdong)

5.30am Called hands.

5.45am Hands fall in.

6.10am Small arm party landed.

7.45am Small arm party returned.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed cleaning ship and refitting Bridge screens.

10.00am Clean guns.

11.00am Up spirit.

12 noon Dinner.

1.30pm Leave to watch 1.30pm till 10pm. Leave to part watch 4pm till 7pm.

4.00pm Tea.

7.00pm Supper.

7.20pm Chinese Cruiser arrived.

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks.

10.00pm Rounds correct. Pipe Down.


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26 July 1918

Canton (Guangdong) to Shek Ling

5.30am Called hands.

7.00am Hands securing ship for sea.

8.00am Breakfast.

8.45am Hands employed as requisite.

10.15am Slipped from buoy and proceeded down Front Reach.

12 noon Dinner.

12 noon Distance made good: 11 miles from position Cambridge Reach Barrier.

12 noon Tide gauge Canton 3 feet. Draft: Forward 2 feet 10 inches; Aft 3 feet.

12.50pm Reduced speed to 6 knots. Tide gauge 8 feet-6 inches.

1.00pm Entered Escape Reach and proceeded up East River.

2.00pm Gan Tong abeam.

2.30pm Engage native Pilot to take us to Shek Lun and back for $5.00.

4.20pm Anchored by Railway Bridge at Shek Ling at 3 shackles in 2 fathoms of water.

5.00pm Tea.

7.00pm Supper.

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks.

10.00pm Rounds correct. Pipe Down.


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27 July 1918

First warrant of the voyage is read today.

Shek Ling to Kong Mun (Jiangmen)

5.30am Called hands.

5.45am Hands cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

8.50am Clear up decks.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

9.20am Proceeded down river.

11.00am Quarters clean guns.

12 noon Dinner. Passed out of Escape Creek.

12 noon Distance made good: 54 miles.

12 noon Bearing and Distance: Entrance to Escape Creek, Canton River.

1.00pm Proceeded through Hill Passage, Saiwan Channel, Lam Chau Channel and Tailung Channel.

4.00pm Tea.

5.00pm Yung Ki abeam.

6.20pm Anchored in Yellow Reach entrance to Kerr Channel ENE. At 3 shackles in 7 fathoms water.

6.30pm Warrant read.

7.00pm Supper.

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks.

10.00pm Rounds correct. Pipe Down.


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28 July 1918

Shek Ling to Kong Mun (Jiangmen)

5.45am Called hands.

6.00am Hands cleaning ship.

7.00pm Weighed anchor and proceeded up Junction Reach into West River at First Cliffs.

7.30am Clean guns.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.13am Staunch Island abeam.

10.30am Arrived Kong Mun (Jiangmen). Anchored, 3 shackles.

11.00am Up spirit.

12 noon Distance made good: 62 miles.

12 noon Bearing and distance: Kong Moon, West River.

12 noon Draft on arrival at Kong Mun (Jiangmen): Forward 2 feet 6 inches; Aft 2 feet 10 inches.

2.45pm Storm from North East.

4.00pm Tea. Leave to watch 4 till 7pm.

7.00pm Supper.

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks.

10.00pm Rounds correct. Pipe Down.


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29 July 1918

An interesting day.

The Moorhen sights the USS Pampanga for the first time. The official record says of the USS Pampanga at this time that her duties included “investigating Chinese political conditions and offering assistance to Americans in danger or need” and that “she cruised the West River to Canton and beyond protecting American interests, especially in the period of heavy unrest in the middle 1920’s, and made frequent visits to Hong Kong, Swatow, and the other ports of the area” http://www.history.navy.mil/research/histories/ship-histories/danfs/p/pampanga.html

At 5.30pm a storm struck with force 6 winds and the Moorhen had to drop a second anchor to ensure that she was secure.

Kong Mun (Jiangmen)

5.30am Called hands.

5.45am Hands cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands painting ship.

11.00am Up spirit.

11.00am U.S.S. Pampanga arrived

12 noon Dinner.

4.00pm Tea. Leave to watch 4 till 7pm.

5.30pm Storm from North. Let go second anchor, 2 shackles.

7.00pm Supper.

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks.

10.00pm Rounds correct. Pipe Down.


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30 July 1918

More bad weather!

Kong Mun (Jiangmen)

5.30am Called hands.

5.45am Hands cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed painting ship.

11.00am Up spirit.

12 noon Dinner.

1.00pm Leave for watch 4pm to 7pm.

4.00pm Tea.

5.00pm Storm from South.

7.00pm Supper.

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks.

10.00pm Rounds correct. Pipe Down.


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31 July 1918

Kong Mun (Jiangmen)

5.30am Called hands.

5.45am Hands cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Breakfast.

8.50am Hands employed as requisite.

11.00am Up spirit.

12 noon Dinner.

1.00pm Leave to watch 4pm till 7pm.

4.00pm Tea.

7.00pm Supper.

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks.

10.00pm Rounds correct. Pipe Down.



LOGS FOR AUGUST 1918


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1 August 1918

Kong Mun (Jiangmen)

5.30am Called hands.

5.45am Hands cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Breakfast.

8.50am Clear up decks.

9.30am 6 Pounder gun drill.

10.30am Clean arms.

11.00am Up spirit.

12 noon Dinner.

1.00pm Leave to watch 4.30pm till midnight.

4.00pm Tea.

7.00pm Supper.

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks.

10.00pm Rounds correct. Pipe Down.


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2 August 1918

The Moorhen deployed a second anchor on 29 July so there are two anchors to be weighed before she can sail.

Kong Mun (Jiangmen)

5.30am Called hands.

5.45am Weighed port anchor.

7.00am Clear up decks.

7.40am Weighed anchor and proceeded.

8.00am Breakfast.

8.50am Hands cleaning ship.

9.30am Staunch Island abeam.

10-30am Entered Sialam Channel.

11.00am Up spirit.

12 noon Dinner.

12 noon Distance made good: 44 miles.

12 noon Bearing and distance: Wang Moon.

12 noon Draft on arrival at Hong Kong: Forward 2 feet 4 inches; Aft 2 feet 8 inches.

3.15pm Hands to tea.

3.45pm Hands fall in.

5.15pm Secured to North wall of the Camber at Hong Kong.

6.00pm Leave to watch till 7am.

7.00pm Supper.

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks.

10.00pm Rounds correct. Pipe Down.


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3 August 1918

This is Saturday so the leave being granted from 7am today is for 48 hours. The crew get paid today so those going ashore on leave will have money in their pockets. However, it is a hard work for those left on board who have the job of shifting ammunition.

The H.M.S. Tamar is referred to frequently in these logs. A photograph of her taken in around 1941 is available on the page at http://gwulo.com/taxonomy/term/1768.

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Able Seaman [???]ard and Leading Seaman Hattley discharged to H.M.S. Tamar.

10.00am Leave from 7am till 7am on Monday.

11.00am Paid monthly money. Up spirit.

12 noon Dinner.

12 noon Distance made good: 48 miles.

2.00pm Hands employed shifting ammunition from After Magazine to Forward Magazine.

4.00pm Tea.

7.00pm Supper.

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks.

10.00pm Rounds correct. Pipe Down.


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4 August 1918

Log records experiencing heavy rain squalls around 7am in the morning.

Hong Kong

6.15am Called hands.

7.00am Clean mess deck.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Divisions and prayers.

11.00am Up spirit.

12 noon Dinner.

4.00pm Tea.

7.00pm Supper.

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks.

10.00pm Rounds correct. Pipe Down.


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5 August 1918

Hong Kong

6.30am Called hands.

6.45am Clean ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed drawing stores.

11.00am Up spirit.

12 noon Dinner.

4.00pm Tea.

7.00pm Supper.

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks.

10.00pm Rounds correct. Pipe Down.


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6 August 1918

Hong Kong

6.15am Called hands.

6.30am Hands cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Breakfast.

8.45am Hands employed as requisite.

11.00am Up spirit.

12 noon Dinner. Coal lighter alongside.

2.20pm Finished coaling. Received 20 tons coal.

4.00pm Tea.

7.00pm Supper.

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks.

10.00pm Rounds correct. Pipe Down.


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7 August 1918

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Clean mess deck.

7.30am H.M.S. Cadmus arrived.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

11.00am Up spirit.

12 noon Dinner.

1.00pm Leave to 11pm.

3.30pm Tea.

4.05pm Left Camber and secured outside North wall. Damaged hub of whaler davit.

7.00pm Supper.

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks.

10.00pm Rounds correct. Pipe Down.


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8 August 1918

Hong Kong

5.00am Called hands.

5.15am Hands securing ship for sea.

6.00am Slipped and proceeded through Kapsimun Straits. Draft leaving Hong Kong: Forward 2 feet 10 inches; Aft 3 feet.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Breakfast.

10.15am Cheun Pi Signal Station abeam.

10.30am Ammyhoi Point abeam.

11.00am Up spirit.

12 noon Dinner.

12 noon Distance made good: 63 miles.

12 noon Bearing and distance: Second Bar Pagoda abeam.

12.30pm Leave from 4.30pm to 9pm.

2.30pm Secured to B&S wharf for coal. Draft before coaling at Canton: Forward 2 feet 9 inches; Aft 2 feet 11 inches.

3.35pm Finished coaling. Received 6 tons.

4.00pm Tea and left coaling jetty.

4.20pm Secured to buoys off Shameen (Shamian Island).

7.00pm Supper.

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks.

10.00pm Rounds correct. Pipe Down.


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9 August 1918

A quiet day with time for hands to go swimming.

Canton (Guangdong)

5.30am Called hands.

5.45am Hands cleaning ship.

6.00am Ash boat alongside.

7.30am Clean guns.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hand employed as requisite.

11.00am Up spirit.

12 noon Dinner.

12 noon Distance made good: 22 miles.

12 noon Bearing and distance: Canton Buoys.

1.00pm Leave from 4.30 to 10pm.

2.00pm Swimming party left ship.

4.00pm Tea.

7.00pm Supper.

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks.

10.00pm Rounds correct. Pipe Down.


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10 August 1918

Canton (Guangdong)

5.30am Called hands.

5.45am Hands cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hand employed as requisite.

9.30am H.M.S. Tarantula left Canton for Sam Shui

11.00am Up spirit.

12 noon Dinner.

12.30pm Heavy squall.

1.00pm Leave from 4.30 to 10pm.

4.00pm Tea.

7.00pm Supper.

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks.

10.00pm Rounds correct. Pipe Down.


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11 August 1918

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

7.00am Hands cleaning ship.

7.30am Clean guns.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Divisions, prayers.

11.00am Up spirit.

12 noon Dinner. Tide gauge 6 feet 6 inches.

1.00pm Leave to watch 1.30 to 10pm.

4.00pm Tea.

7.00pm Supper.

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks.

10.00pm Rounds correct. Pipe Down.


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12 August 1918

Canton (Guangdong)

5.30am Called hands.

6.30am Hands cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Clean and inspection of small arms.

10.00am Hands employed in painting etc.

11.00am Up spirit.

12 noon Dinner. Tide Gauge 7 feet 11 inches.

1.00pm Leave from 4.30 to 10pm.

4.00pm Tea.

7.00pm Supper.

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks.

10.00pm Rounds correct. Pipe Down.


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13 August 1918

Another quiet day in the office.

Canton (Guangdong)

5.30am Called hands.

6.00am Hands cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed painting ship.

11.00am Up spirit.

12 noon Dinner. Tide Gauge 6 feet 6 inches.

1.00pm Leave from 4.30 to 10pm.

4.00pm Tea.

7.00pm Supper.

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks.

10.00pm Rounds correct. Pipe Down.


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14 August 1918

Canton (Guangdong)

5.30am Called hands.

6.30am Hands cleaning ship.

7.30am Clean guns.

8.00am Colours. Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed painting ship.

11.00am Up spirit.

12 noon Dinner. Tide gauge 7 feet 11 inches.

1.00pm Leave from 4.30 to 10pm.

4.00pm Tea.

7.00pm Supper.

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks.

10.00pm Rounds correct. Pipe Down.


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15 August 1918

Moorhen encounters very high winds and the log records weather readings being taken hourly throughout the afternoon and evening.

Canton (Guangdong)

4.00am Lit fires in one boiler.

5.00am Called hands .

6.00am Hands cleaning ship.

8.00am Colours. Breakfast.

8.30am Typhoon Signal No 17 hoisted.

9.35am Shifted berth to B &.S. Buoy, secured with two bights of cable.

11.00am Furled awnings.

12 noon Dinner.

4.00pm Tea.

4.30pm Lost overboard by accident: 1 water bottle enamelled[?]; 1 pair braces ‘303.

8.00pm Supper. Stand by Hammocks.

10.00pm Rounds correct. Pipe Down.


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16 August 1918

The wind speed has dropped but the bridge crew continue to monitor the barometer on an hourly basis until 4pm.

Canton (Guangdong)

5.30am Called hands.

6.30am Hands cleaning ship.

8.00am Colours. Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed re-spreading awnings.

10.15am Typhoon Signal down.

11.00am Up spirit.

12 noon Dinner.

2.00pm Hands employed re-spreading awnings.

4.00pm Tea.

7.00pm Supper.

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks.

10.00pm Rounds correct. Pipe Down.


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17 August 1918

The log for this day ends with the entry for 4pm. The remaining part of the page was left blank.

Canton (Guangdong)

5.00am Called hands.

5.30am Prepared to slip.

6.00am Shifted berth to Gunboat moorings off Shameen (Shamian Island).

8.00am Colours. Breakfast.

9.00am Hands cleaning ship.

11.00am Up spirit. Quarters clean guns.

12 noon Dinner.

1.00pm Leave from 1.30pm to 10pm.

4.00pm Tea.


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18 August 1918

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Call hands.

7.00am Hands cleaning ship.

8.00am Colours. Breakfast.

9.30am Divisions and prayers.

12 noon Dinner.

1.00pm Leave to watch to 10pm.

4.00pm Tea.

7.00pm Supper.

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks.

10.00pm Rounds correct. Pipe Down.


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19 August 1918

The official record states that the Pampanga’s mission is essentially intelligence gathering – see note on 29 July 1918 entry. Consequently the question arises of the nature of the ‘official visit’ on this day.

Canton (Guangdong)

5.00am Called hands.

6.00am Hands cleaning ship.

8.00am Colours. Breakfast.

9.00am Clean small arms.

10.00am Small arm drill.

11.00am Official visit to U.S.S. Pampanga.

12 noon Dinner.

1.00pm Leave to watch till 10pm.

4.00pm Tea.

7.00pm Supper.

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks.

10.00pm Rounds correct. Pipe Down.


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20 August 1918

A new log book has been started in the middle of the month. Not unknown but not the usual practice of starting a new log book on the first day of a month. There appears to be a fault with the binding of the new log book leading to the loss of around 1cm from the page width at top inside edge of the page.

Canton (Guangdong)

5.00am Called hands.

6.00am Hands cleaning ship.

8.00am Colours. Breakfast.

9.00am 6 pounder guns crews to drill.

10.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Dinner.

1.00pm Leave to watch till 10pm.

4.00pm Tea.

6.30pm Supper.

7.00pm Stand by Hammocks.

10.00pm Rounds correct. Pipe Down.


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21 August 1918

Canton (Guangdong)

5.00am Called hands.

6.00am Hands cleaning ship.

8.00am Colours. Breakfast.

9.30am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Dinner.

1.00pm Leave to watch till 10pm.

4.00pm Tea.

7.00pm Supper.

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks.

10.00pm Rounds correct. Pipe Down.


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22 August 1918

Canton (Guangdong)

5.00am Called hands.

6.00am Hands cleaning ship.

8.00am Colours. Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Dinner.

1.00pm Leave to watch till 10pm.

4.00pm Tea.

7.00pm Supper.

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks.

10.00pm Rounds correct. Pipe Down.


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23 August 1918

Canton (Guangdong)

5.00am Called hands.

6.00am Hands cleaning ship.

8.00am Colours. Breakfast.

9.30am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Dinner.

1.00pm Leave to watch till 10pm.

4.00pm Tea.

7.00pm Supper.

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks.

10.00pm Rounds correct. Pipe Down.


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24 August 1918

Canton (Guangdong)

5.00am Called hands.

6.00am Hands cleaning ship.

8.00am Colours. Breakfast.

9.30am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Dinner.

1.00pm Leave to watch till 10pm.

4.00pm Tea.

7.00pm Supper.

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks.

10.00pm Rounds correct. Pipe Down.


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25 August 1918

Canton (Guangdong)

5.00am Called hands.

6.00am Hands cleaning ship.

8.00am Colours. Breakfast.

9.30am Divisions.

10.00am Landed Church Party.

12 noon Dinner.

1.00pm Leave to watch till 10pm.

4.00pm Tea.

6.30pm Sunset.

7.00pm Supper.

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks.

10.00pm Rounds correct. Pipe Down.


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26 August 1918

A new, very legible, hand appears in the log book.

Canton (Guangdong)

5.00am Called hands.

6.00am Hands cleaning ship.

8.00am Colours. Breakfast.

9.00am Hands cleaning arms.

9.30am Hands paint ship.

12 noon Dinner.

1.00pm Leave to watch till 10pm.

4.00pm Tea.

7.00pm Supper.

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks.

10.00pm Rounds correct. Pipe Down.


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27 August 1918

The Moorhen is distilling fresh water. It is not clear why this is needed as the water consumption section of the log has not been completed.

Canton (Guangdong)

4.00am Raised steam to make water.

5.00am Called hands.

6.00am Hands cleaning ship.

8.00am Colours. Breakfast.

9.00am 6 pounder guns crews to drill.

10.00am Hands making mats and screens.

12 noon Dinner.

12.30pm Leave to watch till 10pm.

4.00pm Tea.

7.00pm Supper.

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks.

10.00pm Rounds correct. Pipe Down.


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28 August 1918

Canton (Guangdong)

5.00am Called hands.

6.00am Hands cleaning ship.

8.00am Colours. Breakfast.

9.00am Hands painting ship.

12 noon Dinner.

12.30pm Leave to watch till 10pm.

4.00pm Tea.

7.00pm Supper.

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks.

10.00pm Rounds correct. Pipe Down.


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29 August 1918

Canton (Guangdong)

5.00am Called hands.

6.00am Hands cleaning ship.

7.00am Able Bodied Seaman Kingsman left ship for hospital

8.00am Colours. Breakfast.

9.00am Maxim guns crews to drill.

10.00am Hands painting ship.

12 noon Dinner.

12.30pm Leave to watch till 10pm.

4.00pm Tea.

7.00pm Supper.

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks.

10.00pm Rounds correct. Pipe Down.


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30 August 1918

Canton (Guangdong)

5.00am Called hands.

6.00am Hands cleaning mats.

8.00am Colours. Breakfast.

9.00am Hands cleaning ship.

12 noon Dinner.

12.30pm Leave to watch till 10pm.

4.00pm Tea.

7.00pm Supper.

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks.

10.00pm Rounds correct. Pipe Down.


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31 August 1918

Canton (Guangdong)

5.00am Called hands.

6.00am Hands cleaning ship.

8.00am Colours. Breakfast.

9.00am Hands cleaning ship.

12 noon Dinner.

12.30pm Leave to watch till 10pm.

4.00pm Tea.

7.00pm Supper.

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks.

10.00pm Rounds correct. Pipe Down.



LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1918


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1 September 1918

Canton (Guangdong)

5.00am Called hands.

6.00am Hands clean ship.

8.00am Colours. Breakfast.

9.00am Divisions. Pipe down.

9.30am Landed Church Party.

12 noon Dinner.

12.30pm Leave to watch till 10pm.

4.00pm Tea.

7.00pm Supper.

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks.

10.00pm Rounds correct. Pipe Down.


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2 September 1918

Canton (Guangdong)

5.00am Called hands.

6.00am Hands fall in clean ship.

8.00am Colours. Breakfast.

8.30am Stokers and Seamen clean small arms.

9.00am Inspection of small arms.

10.00am Hands cleaning ship.

12 noon Dinner.

12.30pm Leave to watch till 10pm.

4.00pm Tea.

7.00pm Supper.

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks.

10.00pm Rounds correct. Pipe Down.


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3 September 1918

Canton (Guangdong)

5.00am Called hands.

6.00am Hands painting ship.

8.00am Colours. Breakfast.

9.00am 6 pounder guns crews to drill.

10.00am Hands paid monthly money.

12 noon Dinner.

12.30pm Leave to watch till 10pm.

4.00pm Tea.

7.00pm Supper.

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks.

10.00pm Rounds correct. Pipe Down.


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4 September 1918

This page was originally dated “4th August” which was subsequently changed to “4th September”. The binding of this logbook is becoming an issue as the inner edges of the pages creep further inwards.

Canton (Guangdong)

5.00am Called hands.

6.00am Hands cleaning ship.

8.00am Colours. Breakfast.

9.00am Maxim gun crews to drill.

10.00am Hands painting ship.

12 noon Dinner.

12.30pm Leave to watch till 10pm.

2.00pm H.M.S. Tarantula arrived at British Buoys her skiff carried away at foremast fall.

4.00pm Tea.

7.00pm Supper.

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks.

10.00pm Rounds correct. Pipe Down.


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5 September 1918

Another page with a corrected date. Originally “Thursday 4 day of September” subsequently amended to read “5th day of September”.

Canton (Guangdong)

5.00am Called hands.

6.00am Hands cleaning ship.

8.00am Colours. Breakfast.

9.00am Seamen to pistol drill.

10.00am Hands cleaning ship.

12 noon Dinner.

12.30pm Leave to watch till 10pm.

4.00pm Tea.

7.00pm Supper.

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks.

10.00pm Rounds correct. Pipe Down.


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6 September 1918

Another page with a corrected date. Originally “Friday 5th day of September” subsequently amended to read “6th day of September”. A new hand appears in the log book. Why is the Captain attending a Court of Enquiry? As a witness to the loss of the skiff by Tarantula? There is no other incident in the log.

Canton (Guangdong)

5.00am Called hands.

6.00am Hands scrubbing mats.

8.00am Colours. Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

10.00am Captain proceeded to H.M.S. Tarantula for Court of Inquiry.

12 noon Dinner.

12.30pm Leave to watch till 10pm.

4.00pm Tea.

7.00pm Supper.

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks.

10.00pm Rounds correct. Pipe Down.


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7 September 1918

Date changed from “Saturday 6th” to “Saturday 7th”.

Canton (Guangdong)

5.00am Called hands.

6.00am Hands cleaning ship.

7.00am Petty Officer Kirby discharged to H.M.S. Tamar.

8.00am Colours. Breakfast.

9.00am Hands cleaning ship.

12 noon Dinner.

12.30pm Leave to watch till 10pm.

4.00pm Tea.

7.00pm Supper.

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks.

10.00pm Rounds correct. Pipe Down.


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8 September 1918

Date changed from “Sunday 7th” to “Sunday 8th”.

Canton (Guangdong)

5.00am Called hands.

6.00am Hands clean ship.

8.00am Colours. Breakfast.

9.00am Church Party landed.

10.00am Hands to Divisions.

12 noon Dinner.

12.30pm Leave to watch till 10pm.

4.00pm Tea.

7.00pm Supper.

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks.

10.00pm Rounds correct. Pipe Down.


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9 September 1918

Date changed from “Monday 8th” to “Monday 9th”.

Canton (Guangdong)

5.00am Called hands.

6.00am Hands cleaning ship.

8.00am Colours. Breakfast.

8.30am Clean small arms.

9.00am Hands cleaning ship.

12 noon Dinner.

12.30pm Leave to watch till 10pm.

4.00pm Tea.

7.00pm Supper.

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks.

10.00pm Rounds correct. Pipe Down.


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10 September 1918

Date changed from “Tuesday 9th” to “Tuesday 10th”.

Canton (Guangdong)

5.00am Called hands.

6.00am Hands cleaning ship.

8.00am Colours. Breakfast.

9.00am 6 pounder guns crews to drill.

10.00am Hands cleaning ship.

12 noon Dinner.

12.30pm Leave to watch till 10pm.

4.00pm Tea.

7.00pm Supper.

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks.

10.00pm Rounds correct. Pipe Down.


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11 September 1918

At last the date on the page is correct! No changes.

Canton (Guangdong)

5.00am Called hands.

6.00am Hands cleaning ship.

8.00am Colours. Breakfast.

8.30am Maxim guns crews to drill.

9.00am Hands cleaning ship.

12 noon Dinner.

12.30pm Leave to watch till 10pm.

4.00pm Tea.

7.00pm Supper.

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks.

10.00pm Rounds correct. Pipe Down.


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12 September 1918

Canton (Guangdong)

4.00am Raised steam for making water.

5.00am Called hands.

6.00am Hands cleaning ship.

8.00am Colours. Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Dinner.

12.30pm Leave to watch till 10pm.

4.00pm Tea.

7.00pm Supper.

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks.

10.00pm Rounds correct. Pipe Down.


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13 September 1918

Canton (Guangdong)

5.00am Called hands.

6.00am Hands cleaning ship.

7.00am Doctor took one man to H[ospital]

8.00am Colours. Breakfast.

9.00am Hands cleaning ship.

12 noon Dinner.

12.30pm Leave to watch till 10pm.

4.00pm Tea.

7.00pm Supper.

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks.

10.00pm Rounds correct. Pipe Down.


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14 September 1918

Canton (Guangdong)

5.00am Called hands.

6.00am Hands cleaning ship.

8.00am Colours. Breakfast.

9.00am Hands cleaning ship.

12 noon Dinner.

12.30pm Leave to watch till 10pm.

4.00pm Tea.

7.00pm Supper.

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks.

10.00pm Rounds correct. Pipe Down.


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15 September 1918

Canton (Guangdong)

5.00am Called hands.

6.00am Hands cleaning ship.

8.00am Colours. Breakfast.

9.00am Hands to Divisions.

10.00am Church party landed.

12 noon Dinner.

12.30pm Leave to watch till 10pm.

4.00pm Tea.

7.00pm Supper.

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks.

10.00pm Rounds correct. Pipe Down.


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16 September 1918

Canton (Guangdong)

5.00am Called hands.

6.00am Hands cleaning ship.

7.00am Stoker Randell discharged to Hospital.

8.00am Colours. Breakfast.

8.30am Stokers and Seamen clean small arms.

9.00am Inspection of arms.

10.00am Hands employed refitting Boats Falls.

12 noon Dinner.

12.30pm Leave to watch till 10pm.

4.00pm Tea.

7.00pm Supper.

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks.

10.00pm Rounds correct. Pipe Down.


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17 September 1918

Canton (Guangdong)

5.00am Called hands.

6.00am Hands cleaning ship.

8.00am Colours. Breakfast.

9.00am 6 pounder guns crews to drill.

10.00am Hands scrubbing ship’s sid[e].

12 noon Dinner.

12.30pm Leave to watch till 10pm.

4.00pm Tea.

7.00pm Supper.

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks.

10.00pm Rounds correct. Pipe Down.


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18 September 1918

The log entry at 5pm is a mystery. The text given is a straight transcription of the log which just happens to be written in an exceptionally clear hand.

Canton (Guangdong)

5.00am Called hands.

6.00am Hands cleaning ship.

8.00am Colours. Breakfast.

9.00am Maxim guns crews to drill.

10.00am Hands cleaning ship.

12 noon Dinner.

12.30pm Leave to watch till 10pm.

4.00pm Tea.

5.00pm One seamen vict- from Tarantula

7.00pm Supper.

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks.

10.00pm Rounds correct. Pipe Down.


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19 September 1918

The binding issue has caused the loss of data from this page and several following pages. The editor has followed usual practice where the original text is obscured. Square brackets enclose what he has inferred from context. Where it was not possible to infer the missing text he has inserted an ellipsis mark (three stops) inside square brackets.

After the ship grounded at 2pm it seems that the ship simply waited for the tide to refloat it before continuing on her way.

From Canton (Guangdong) to —

4.00am Called steaming watch.

4.30am Raised steam on two boil[ers].

5.00am Called hands.

6.00am Hands getting ready for c[…]

7.00am Hands to Breakfast.

8.00am Colours.

08.30am Slipped from buoy.

09.00am Secured alongside coaling j[etty]

11.30am Slipped and proceeded down riv[er]

12 noon Dinner.

12.30pm Via Hamilton Creek, Choy[…] Chung Chanel, Tamchau Ch[…] Tailung Channel.

2.00pm Ship grounded.

4.00pm Tea.

5.00pm Passed through Yellow Reach and Junction Channel.

6.00pm Anchored Makming Bank. 3½ shackles in 14½ feet [fathoms?] of water.

7.00pm Supper.

7.30pm Placed sentries.

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks.

10.00pm Rounds correct. Pipe Down.


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20 September 1918

— to Masukmang

5.00am Called hands.

6.00am Heaved up anchor, proceeded into West River at First Cliff.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands cleaning ship.

12 noon Dinner.

2.30pm Arrived off Shui Hing. Anchored 3½ shackles.

4.00pm Tea.

7.00pm Supper.

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks.

10.00pm Rounds correct. Pipe Down.


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21 September 1918

Shui - Hing to Wuchow (Wuzhou)

3.00am Proceeded at 10 knots up river in company with S.S. N[…]

6.00am Hands cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands cleaning ship.

12 noon Dinner.

12 noon Distance made good: 77 miles.

12 noon Bearing and distance: West River, Tak Hing 2 miles East.

4.00pm Tea.

6.00pm Anchored. 3 shackles.

7.00pm Supper.

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks.

10.00pm Rounds correct. Pipe Down.


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22 September 1918

Wuchow (Wuzhou)

5.00am Called hands.

6.00am Hands cleaning ship.

8.00am Colours. Breakfast.

9.00am Hands to divisions.

12 noon Dinner.

12 noon Distance made good: 36 miles.

12 noon Bearing and distance: Wuchow Fu.

12.30pm Leave to watch till 7pm.

1.30pm Slight storm blew up from South East.

4.00pm Tea.

7.00pm Supper.

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks.

10.00pm Rounds correct. Pipe Down.


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23 September 1918

Wuchow (Wuzhou)

5.00am Called hands.

6.00am Hands cleaning ship.

8.00am Colours. Breakfast.

8.30am Stokers and Seamen clean small ar[ms]

9.00am Inspection of small arms.

10.00am Hands cleaning ship.

12 noon Dinner.

12.30pm Leave to watch till 7pm.

4.00pm Tea.

7.00pm Supper.

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks.

10.00pm Rounds correct. Pipe Down.


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24 September 1918

Wuchow (Wuzhou)

5.00am Called hands.

6.00am Hands scrubbing awnings.

8.00am Colours. Breakfast.

9.00am 6 pounder guns crews to drill.

10.00am Hands cleaning ship.

12 noon Dinner.

12.30pm Leave to watch till 7pm.

4.00pm Tea.

7.00pm Supper.

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks.

10.00pm Rounds correct. Pipe Down.


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25 September 1918

Wuchow (Wuzhou)

5.00am Called hands.

6.00am Hands cleaning ship.

8.00am Colours. Breakfast.

9.00am Maxim guns crews to drill.

10.00am Hands cleaning ship.

12 noon Dinner.

12.30pm Leave to watch till 7pm.

4.00pm Tea.

7.00pm Supper.

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks.

10.00pm Rounds correct. Pipe Down.


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26 September 1918

Wuchow (Wuzhou) to Tak-Hing

5.00am Called hands.

6.00am Hands spreading awnings.

7.00am Lit one boiler for steaming.

8.00am Colours. Breakfast.

9.00am Weighed anchor and proceeded down river.

12 noon Dinner.

12 noon Distance made good: 30 miles.

12 noon Bearing and distance: West River 3 miles East of Dosing.

12.30pm Arrived at Tak-Hing and anchored at 3 shackles in 18 fathoms water.

4.00pm Tea.

7.00pm Supper.

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks.

10.00pm Rounds correct. Pipe Down.


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27 September 1918

Tak-Hing to Sam-Shui

5.00am Called hands.

6.00am Hands cleaning ship.

6.30am Weighed and proceeded for Sam-Shui.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands cleaning ship.

12 noon Dinner.

12 noon Distance made good: 60 miles.

12 noon Bearing and distance: West River 2 miles West of Shu-Thuig

2.30pm Arrived at Sam-Shui. Anchored at 2½ shac[kles in] 15 fathoms of water.

4.00pm Tea.

7.00pm Supper.

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks.

10.00pm Rounds correct. Pipe Down.


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28 September 1918

What is the nature of the stores received at 10am? The abbreviation ‘Eng’ is most likely a shortened form of ‘Engineering’.

Sam-Shui

5.00am Called hands.

6.00am Hands painting ship.

8.00am Colours. Breakfast.

9.00am Hands cleaning ship.

10.00am Received 5 cases of Eng stores.

12 noon Dinner.

12 noon Distance made good: 30 miles.

4.00pm Tea.

7.00pm Supper.

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks.

10.00pm Rounds correct. Pipe Down.


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29 September 1918

Sam-Shui

3.00am Lit one boiler for steaming.

5.00am Called hands.

6.00am Hands cleaning ship.

6.30am Weighed anchor and proceeded […] river at 10 knots.

8.00am Arrived at Tin Wo.

8.30am Anchored at 3 shackles.

12 noon Dinner.

12 noon Distance made good: 16 miles.

12 noon Bearing and distance: West River 3 miles South West of Kwaugh.

3.30pm Weighed and proceeded to Sam-Shu[i].

4.00pm Tea.

5.30pm Arrived at Sam-Shui, anchored at 3 shackles.

7.00pm Supper.

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks.

10.00pm Rounds correct. Pipe Down.


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30 September 1918

Log for the day ends with the 5pm entry relating to the granting of leave.

Sam-Shui to Hong Kong

3.00am Lit second boiler for steaming.

5.00am Called hands.

6.00am Weighed and proceeded down river, speed 10 knots.

6.35am Increased speed to 12 knots.

7.00am via First Cliffs, Junction Channel, Sailaui Channel. Speed reduced to 9 knots.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands cleaning ship.

12 noon Dinner. Passed Waugmum Lighthouse.

12 noon Distance made good: 78 miles.

12 noon Bearing and distance: Gag Island abeam. Junk Fleet Entrance.

12.30pm Course S 65 E.

4.00pm Secured alongside North Side of Hong Kong Dockyards.

5.00pm Leave to watch till 7am.



LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1918


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1 October 1918

Hong Kong

5.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Colours.

08.30am T.B. 038 tied up alongside.

8.45am Hands employed mustering […].

10.05am T.B. 038 left. Pochy […] Engineer Commander came [on board].

10.25am Engineer Commander [left ship].

12 noon Distance made good: 44 miles.

12 noon Bearing and distance: Naval Camber, Hong Kong.

12.30pm Leave to watch

2.00pm Hands muster for monthly payment.

4.00pm Tea.

5.00pm leave to the watch from 5pm to 7[…]

8.00pm Stand by Hammocks.


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2 October 1918

Hong Kong

6.15am Hands employed scrubbing ship’s side.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Colours. Breakfast.

12 noon Leave watch and part 5pm to 7am.

1.10pm JB 038 left harbour.

6.10pm Sunset.


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3 October 1918

The date on this log entry is incorrect. It is given as “Thursday 2nd day of October, 1918”. Checking the calendar, if it is Thursday then the date has to be the 3rd of October 1918.

Hong Kong

6.00am Call hands.

6.15am Hands cleaning [ship].

8.00am Breakfast.

8.45am Hands employed as requisite.

11.15am JB 038 left harbour.

1.00pm Leave from 5pm to 7am.

4.00pm Tea.


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4 October 1918

The date of this log page has been corrected from “Friday 3rd October” to “Friday 4th October”.

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands preparing for coaling.

8.00am Breakfast.

8.45am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Dinner.

NOTE: Draft before coaling: Forward 1 foot 9 inches; Aft 2 feet 6 inches.

NOTE: Draft after coaling: Forward 2 feet 9 inches; Aft 3 feet.

1.00pm Leave from 5pm to 7am.

1.20pm Finished coaling.

4.00pm Tea.


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5 October 1918

This log page is blank after the 12 noon entry other than for the four hourly weather records.

Hong Kong

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Colours.

12 noon Leave from 1pm - 7am


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6 October 1918

This log page is blank other than for weather records, between 12noon and 9pm when the regular, hourly “Rounds correct” entries begin for the night.

Hong Kong

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

12 noon Leave from 1pm to 7am.


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7 October 1918

A new log book has begun that does not have any binding issues.

Hong Kong

8.45am New crew come onboard.

9.00am Old crew left ship.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

12 noon Distance made good:

12 noon Bearing and distance:

1.00pm Leave to watch 5pm until 7am.

4.00pm Hands to tea.

7.00pm Hands to supper.


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8 October 1918

A new hand appears in the log for the first time on this page.

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands cleaning ship.

7.00am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Hands to breakfast and cleaning.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

2.00pm Exercised action stations.

2.15pm Hands employed as requisite.

4.00pm Hands to tea.

4.30pm Leave from 5pm until 11pm.

7.00pm Hands to supper.


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9 October 1918

Hong Kong

1.00am Rounds correct.

1.30am Lit galley fire.

2.15am Called lighting up watch.

2.30am Lit two boilers.

5.30am Called hands.

6.00am Hands secure for sea.

6.30am Left Dockyard.

7.00am Returned to Camber.

7.30am Discharged J. Watkins, Stoker to H.M.S. Tamar.

8.00am Proceeded through Kapsimun Passage to Canton.

11.00am Action stations and tested Maxim guns by firing 25 rounds each gun.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

12 noon Distance made good: 52 miles.

12 noon Bearing and distance: Sampan Channel South distance 3 miles.

1.45pm Tide pole showing 7 feet.

3.55pm Secured ship head and stern buoy at Canton.

7.00pm Hands to supper.


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10 October 1918

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands clean ship.

7.00am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Breakfast and clean.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

12 noon Distance made good: 41 miles.

12 noon Bearing and distance: Canton.

1.30pm Paid money to Ship’s company. Piped leave to 10pm.

4.00pm Hands to tea.

4.50pm J Elrich joined ship from H.M.S. Tarantula.

7.00pm Hands to supper.


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11 October 1918

Date on log page corrected from “Thursday” to the correct day “Friday”.

Canton (Guangdong)

2.00am Lit galley fire.

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

11.00am Quarters clean guns.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

12.30pm Leave piped from 1.30pm till 10pm.

4.00pm Hands to tea.


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12 October 1918

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.10am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.45am Hands employed as requisite.

11.00am H.M.S Tarantula left harbour.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

12.30pm Leave piped from 1.30pm till 10pm.

4.00pm Hands to tea.


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13 October 1918

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

9.30am Divisions.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

12.30pm Leave piped from 1.30pm till 10pm.

4.00pm Hands to tea.


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14 October 1918

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Portuguese Gunboat Macau left harbour.

9.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

12.30pm Leave piped from 1.30pm till 10pm.

4.00pm Hands to tea.


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15 October 1918

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12.00 noon Hands to dinner.

12.30pm Leave piped from 1.30pm until 10pm.

4.00pm Hands to tea.


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16 October 1918

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

12.30pm Leave piped from 1.30pm until 10pm.

4.00pm Hands to tea.


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17 October 1918

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

12.30pm Leave piped from 1.30pm till 10pm.

4.00pm Hands to tea.


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18 October 1918

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

12.30pm Leave piped from 1.30pm until 10pm.

4.00pm Hands to tea.


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19 October 1918

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.00am Hands to Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

12.30pm Piped leave from 1.30pm until 10pm.

4.00pm Hands to tea.


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20 October 1918

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

9.00am Hands to divisions.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

12.30pm Leave piped from 1.30pm until 10pm.

4.00pm Hands to tea.


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21 October 1918

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.00am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

8.45am Hands employed painting ship.

10.00am Leonard, Able Bodied Seaman discharged to Royal Naval Hospital Hong Kong.

12 noon Dinner.

12.30pm Leave piped from 1.30pm until 10pm.

4.00pm Hands to tea.


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22 October 1918

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands cleaning ship.

7.00am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Dinner.

12.30pm Leave piped from 1.30pm until 10pm.

4.00pm Tea.


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23 October 1918

The new crew appear to have a pretty standard daily port routine by this point.

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands cleaning ship.

7.00am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Breakfast.

8.45am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Dinner.

12.30pm Leave piped from 1.30pm until 10pm.

4.00pm Tea.


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24 October 1918

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands cleaning ship.

7.00am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Dinner.

12.30pm Leave piped from 1.30pm until 10pm.

4.00pm Tea.


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25 October 1918

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.00am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

8.45am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

1.00pm Leave piped from 1.30pm until 10pm.

4.00pm Tea.


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26 October 1918

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands cleaning ship.

7.00am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

12.30pm Leave piped from 1.30pm until 10pm.

4.00pm Tea.


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27 October 1918

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.00am Quarters clean guns.

7.45am Breakfast.

8.15am Hands clear up deck.

9.30am Hands to divisions.

9.45am Church Party landed.

12 noon Dinner.

1.00pm Piped leave from 1.30pm until 10pm.

4.00pm Tea.


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28 October 1918

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.00am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

12.30pm Leave piped from 1.30pm until 10pm.

4.00pm Tea.


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29 October 1918

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands cleaning ship.

7.00am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands painting ship.

12 noon Dinner.

1.00pm Leave from 1.30pm until 10pm.

4.00pm Tea.


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30 October 1918

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.00am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

10.00am Lost overboard by accident whilst scrubbing ship side: Scrubber brushes, hand, pattern 459, 2 in number.

12 noon Dinner.

1.00pm Piped leave from 1.30pm until 10pm.

4.00pm Tea.


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31 October 1918

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Call hands.

6.15am Hands cleaning ship.

7.00am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Breakfast.

8.45am Hands employed painting ship.

12 noon Dinner.

12.30pm Leave piped from 1.30pm until 10pm.

4.00pm Tea.



LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1918


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1 November 1918

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.00am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

11.45am Paid monthly money.

12 noon Dinner.

12.30pm Leave piped from 1.30pm until 10pm.

4.00pm Tea.


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2 November 1918

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters scrub gun gear.

8.00am Breakfast.

8.45am Hands employed cleaning ship.

11.00 Quarters clean guns.

12 noon Dinner.

1.00pm Leave piped from 1.30pm until 10pm.

4.00pm Tea.


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3 November 1918

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands cleaning ship.

7.00am Quarters clean guns.

7.45am Breakfast.

8.15am Clear up decks.

9.15am Divisions.

12 noon Dinner.

12.30pm Leave piped from 1.30pm until 10pm.

4.00pm Tea.


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4 November 1918

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands clean ship.

7.00am Quarters clean guns. E Trenfield, Chief Engine Room Artificer discharged to Royal Naval Hospital

8.00am Breakfast.

8.45am Hands employed painting ship.

12 noon Dinner.

12.30pm Leave piped from 1.30pm until 10pm.

4.00pm Tea.


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5 November 1918

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands cleaning ship.

7.00am Quarters clean guns. Gooch (Able Bodied Seaman) discharged to Royal Naval Hospital per Henog Shan.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Dinner.

12.30pm Leave piped from 1.30pm until 10pm.

4.00pm Tea. H.M.S. Tarantula arrived and secured to buoys

5.00pm Elrick (Stoker) discharged to H.M.S. Tarantula. Pinder (Engine Room Artificer) and Ketchen (Stoker) joined ship from H.M.S. Tarantula.


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6 November 1918

Canton (Guangdong)

2.00am Called lighting up watch. Lit 1 boiler.

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.00am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Breakfast.

8.45am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Dinner.

12.30pm Leave piped from 1.30pm until 10pm.

4.00pm Tea.


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7 November 1918

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.00am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Dinner.

12.30pm Leave piped from 1.30pm to 10pm.

4.00pm Tea.

5.00pm C. Jowett (Able Bodied Seaman) and W Ingram (Able Bodied Seaman) joined ship from H.M.S. Tarantula.


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8 November 1918

With the final crew changes in place the Moorhen sets sail again.

Canton (Guangdong)

4.00am Called lighting up watch. Lit one boiler.

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed preparing ship for coaling.

7.45am Slipped buoys and got under way.

8.10am Arrived Pak Hin Hok and commenced coaling.

8.45am Hands employed stowing cable and placing screens.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Dinner.

12.15pm Finished coaling.

12.30pm Leave piped from 1.30pm to 10pm.

1.25pm Taisack Barrier abeam. 3 feet 6 inches on tide gauge.

1.35pm Entered Hamilton Creek.

3.00pm Passed out of Chun Chuen Creek.

3.50pm Anchored at junction of Chun Cuen Channel and Brick Kiln Creek.

5.00pm Bank fires No. 2 boiler.

6.30pm High water.

8.00pm Placed sentries.

9.20pm Exercised surprise attack.

10.00pm Pipe Down.


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9 November 1918

Canton (Guangdong) to Kong Mun (Jiangmen)

6.00am Called hands.

6.00am Hands cleaning ship.

7.00am Scrub gun gear.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

1.00am Quarters clean guns.

12 noon Dinner.

12 noon Distance made good: 18 miles.

12 noon Bearing and distance: Brick Kiln Creek South of Teznai Island.

1.00pm Weighed anchor.

1.09pm Anchored 2 shackles.

1.50pm Weighed anchor. Got under way and proceeded through Brick Kiln Creek, Luklao Creek and Kum Chuck Creek.

4.00pm Tea.

5.00pm Passed Kum Chuck Rapids.

6.00pm Arrived Kong Mun (Jiangmen) and anchored at 2½ shackles.


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10 November 1918

Kong Mun (Jiangmen)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands cleaning ship.

7.10am Quarters clean guns.

7.45am Hands to breakfast.

8.30am Hands clear up decks.

9.00am Hands to clean.

9.30am Rounds.

12 noon Dinner.

12 noon Distance made good: 32 miles.

12 noon Bearing and distance: Anchored at Kong Mun (Jiangmen).

4.00pm Tea.


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11 November 1918

Kong Mun (Jiangmen)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands cleaning ship.

7.00am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed painting ship.

12 noon Dinner.

1.00pm Piped leave from 1.30pm until 10pm.

4.00pm Tea.


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12 November 1918

Kong Mun (Jiangmen)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands cleaning ship.

7.00am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Breakfast.

8.45am Hands painting ship.

12.30pm Leave piped from 1.30pm until 10pm.

4.00pm Tea.


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13 November 1918

Kong Mun (Jiangmen)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands cleaning ship.

7.00am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Breakfast.

8.45am Hands employed painting ship.

12 noon Dinner.

12.30pm Leave piped from 1.30pm until 10pm.

4.00pm Tea.


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14 November 1918

Kong Mun (Jiangmen)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands cleaning ship.

7.30am Four hands in whaler drawing provisions.

9.20am Hands fall in, hoist whaler and employed as requisite.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

2.00pm Weighed anchor and proceeded.

4.00pm Hands to tea.

4.10pm Anchored Kum Chuk at 3 shackles.

8.00pm Placed night sentries.

9.50pm Chinese gunboat anchored.


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15 November 1918

Kum Chuk

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands cleaning ship.

7.00am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

9.50am Weighed anchor and proceeded.

10.30am Exercised General Quarters, Fire Stations and Collision Stations.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

2.10pm Anchored Sam Shui at 2 shackles.

2.20pm Hands scrubbing ship.


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16 November 1918

Sam Shui

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

8.45am Hands employed as requisite.

11.00am Quarters clean guns.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

12 noon Distance made good: 7 miles.

12 noon Bearing and distance: Sam Shui.

1.00pm Leave piped from 1.30pm until 8pm.

4.00pm Hands to tea.


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17 November 1918

Sam Shui

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands cleaning ship.

7.15am Quarters clean guns.

7.45am Hands to breakfast.

8.15am Clear up decks.

9.00am Hands to clean.

9.15am Rounds.

10.00am Leave from 10.am until 8pm.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

4.00pm Hands to tea.


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18 November 1918

Sam Shui

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.00am Quarters clean guns.

7.45am Breakfast.

8.40am Weighed anchor and proceeded up West River.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

12 noon Distance made good: 28 miles.

12 noon Bearing and distance: Shui Hing, West River.

4.15pm Anchored Yuet Hing at 5½ shackles.

8.00pm Placed sentries.


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19 November 1918

Yuet Hing

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Boat sent to S.S. Siamam for provisions.

7.00 Hands cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Breakfast and clean.

9.15 Weighed anchor and proceeded up West River.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

12 noon Distance made good: 53 miles.

12 noon Bearing and distance: Tak Huy, West River.

1.30pm Anchored at Luk Shui. Landed liberty men till sunset.

8.00pm Placed night sentries.


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20 November 1918

Luk Shui

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

8.50am Weighed anchor and proceeded up West River.

9.30am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

12 noon Distance made good: 30 miles.

12 noon Bearing and distance: Fong Chuen, West River.

2.30pm Anchored Wuchow at 2 shackles. Tide gauge showing 9 feet.

4.00pm Hands to tea.

4.10pm Weighed anchor and proceeded down West River.

6.30pm Anchored Dosing at 3 shackles (heavy rain, very dark).

8.00pm Placed night sentries.


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21 November 1918

Dosing

6.00am Called hands .

6.30am Weighed anchor and proceeded.

8.00am Breakfast. Tak King abeam.

9.40am Cock’s Comb abeam.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

12 noon Distance made good: 103 miles.

12 noon Bearing and distance: 5 miles West of Shui Hing, West River.

4.00pm Hands to tea.

6.05pm Anchored Luk Po at 2½ shackles.


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22 November 1918

There seems to have been a misunderstanding when it came to completing this log page. It was originally headed “at Canton”, which is where the Moorhen was at midday. However, this was subsequently modified to read “at Luk Lo” – the place that the Moorhen was at midnight.

Luk Lo

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Weighed anchor and proceeded through Brick Kiln Creek.

7.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

8.45am Hands employed as requisite.

10.15am Arrived Canton and moored to head and stern buoys.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

12 noon Distance made good: 103 miles.

12 noon Bearing and distance: Canton.

1.00pm Leave from 1.30pm until 10pm.

4.00pm Hands to tea.


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23 November 1918

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

12.30pm Leave from 1.30pm until 10pm.

4.00pm Hands to tea.

5.00pm Ingram (Able Bodied Seaman) and Jowett (Able Bodied Seaman) discharged to H.M.S.Tarantula.


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24 November 1918

The date on this log entry is incorrect. It is given as “Sunday 24th day of November, 1918”

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands cleaning ship.

7.15am Quarters clean guns.

7.45am Hands to breakfast.

8.15am Clear up decks.

9.00am Hands to clean.

9.30am Divisions.

10.00am Landed Church Party.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

12.30pm Leave from 1.30pm until 10pm.

4.00pm Hands to tea.


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25 November 1918

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.00am Simmons (Stoker Royal Naval Reserve) discharged to Royal Naval Hospital Hong Kong.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

12.30pm Leave from 1.30pm until 10pm.

4.00pm Hands to tea.


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26 November 1918

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

8.45am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

12.30pm Leave from 1.30pm until 10pm.

4.00pm Hands to tea.

5.00pm Davis (Able Bodied Seaman) joined ship from H.M.S. Tarantula.


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27 November 1918

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.00am Hollands (Able Bodied Seaman) discharged to Royal Naval Hospital Hong Kong.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

12.30pm Leave piped from 1.30pm until 10pm.

4.00pm Hands to tea.


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28 November 1918

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.00am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

9.50am Hands landed for American Thanksgiving service

12 noon Hands to dinner.

4.00pm Hands to tea.


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29 November 1918

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

9.00am Hands painting ship.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

12.30pm Leave from 1.30pm until 10pm.

4.00pm Hands to tea.

5.00pm Davis (Able Bodied Seaman) discharged to H.M.S. Tarantula.


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30 November 1918

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands preparing ship for getting under way.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

8.15am Slipped buoys and proceeded toward Hong Kong.

9.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

11.00am Quarters clean guns.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

12 noon Distance made good: 39 miles.

12 noon Bearing and distance: Sampan Chan Island abeam distance ½ mile.

3.45pm Arrived Hong Kong and moored up in Naval Camber.

4.30pm Piped leave from 5pm until 7 m.

6.00pm Holland (Able Bodied Seaman) and Leonard (Able Bodied Seaman) joined ship from H.M.S. Tamar.



LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1918


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1 December 1918

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands preparing employed cleaning ship.

7.15am Quarters clean guns.

7.45am Hands to breakfast.

8.30am Clear up decks.

9.00am Hands to clean.

9.30am Rounds. Church Party landed.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

12 noon Distance made good: 42 miles.

12 noon Bearing and distance: Hong Kong.

12.30pm Leave piped for 1 watch from 1pm until 7am Tuesday, 3rd December.

4.00pm Hands to tea.


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2 December 1918

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands preparing ship for slipway.

7.00am Ship’s boats taken to Boat Shed.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

8.25 Tugs arrived. Ship towed to Hong Kong and Whampoa Dockyard.

9.20 Ship hauled up on slipway.

12 noon Hands to dinner.


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3 December 1918

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

9.30am Leave for Second Watch from 9am until 7am, Thursday 5 December.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

4.00pm Hands to tea.


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4 December 1918

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

10.10am Ship left slipway and towed to Naval Camber and secured alongside H.M.S. Wivern.

11.15am Coal arrived and commenced coaling.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

NOTE Draft before coaling: Forward 2 feet 3 inches; Aft 2 feet 9 inches.

NOTE Draft after coaling: Forward 2 feet 7 inches; Aft 3 feet.

1.30pm Hands employed returning stores and ammunition.

3.00pm Finished coaling 25 tons.

3.30pm Hands employed cleaning ship.

4.00pm Hands to tea.


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5 December 1918

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed cleaning ship and drawing stores.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

1.00pm Hands employed as requisite.

4.00pm Hands to tea. Leave piped from 5pm until 6am.


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6 December 1918

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

9.20am Left Naval Camber and proceeded to Canton.

11.00am Quarters clean guns.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

12 noon Distance made good: 30 miles.

12 noon Bearing and distance: Fausink Rock S30E distance 5½ miles.

4.00pm Arrived Canton (Guangdong) and secured to head and stern buoys.


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7 December 1918

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Hands scrub gun gear.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

11.00am Hands to quarters clean guns.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

12 noon Distance made good: 51 miles.

12 noon Bearing and distance: Canton (Guangdong).

5.00pm Pindar (Engine Room Artificer) discharged to H.M.S. Tarantula.


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8 December 1918

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.15am Quarters clean guns.

7.45am Hands to breakfast.

8.30am Hands clear up decks.

9.00am Hands to clean.

9.30am Divisions.

9.45am Church Party landed.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

12.30pm Leave piped from 1pm until 10pm.

4.00pm Hands to tea.


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9 December 1918

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed refitting boats falls.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

12.30pm Leave piped from 4.30pm until 10pm.

1.45pm Hands employed refitting boats falls.

4.00pm Hands to tea.


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10 December 1918

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed scrubbing canvas.

7.00am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

12.30pm Leave from 4.30pm until 10pm.

4.00pm Hands to tea.


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11 December 1918

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands cleaning ship.

7.00am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

12.30pm Leave from 1.30pm until 10pm.

1.45pm Hands employed refitting boats falls.

4.00pm Hands to tea.


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12 December 1918

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed painting and cleaning ship.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

11.35am T.B. 036 arrived.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

12.30pm Leave piped from 4.30pm until 10pm.

1.45pm Hands employed scrubbing matting.

4.00pm Hands to tea.


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13 December 1918

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Hands to breakfast. T.B. 036 left.

9.00am Hands employed painting mast and yards.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

1.15pm Hands employed as requisite.

4.00pm Hands to tea. Leave piped until 10pm.


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14 December 1918

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed scrubbing decks.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

8.45am Hands employed cleaning ship.

10.45 Quarters clean guns.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

1.00pm Leave piped from 1.30pm.

4.00pm Hands to tea.


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15 December 1918

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

9.00am Clear up decks.

10.00am Rounds.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

1.00pm Leave piped until 10pm.

4.00pm Hands to tea.


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16 December 1918

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed preparing for coaling.

8.00am Hands to breakfast. Slipped buoys and proceeded to Pak Hin Hok.

8.20am Tied up alongside Pak Hin Hok coaling wharf and coaled ship.

11.25am Finish coaling. Left coaling wharf and proceeded.

9.00am Hands employed refitting boats falls.

12 noon Distance made good: 3 miles.

12 noon Bearing and distance: Pak Hin Hok.

NOTE Draft before coaling: Forward 2 feet 7 inches; Aft 3 feet.

NOTE Draft after coaling: Forward 3 feet; Aft 3 feet.

12.30pm Tai Shek Bar abeam. 5feet 6 inches on Tide pole.

1.00pm Hands employed cleaning ship.

1.30pm Passed through Hamilton Creek and Chun Chuen Creek into Tailung Channel and Tailung Creek.

4.10pm Anchored at Yung Ki Island.

8.00pm Placed night sentries.


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17 December 1918

Yung Ki

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands all in and employed cleaning ship.

7.00am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

8.45am proceeded down Tailung Channel and Yellow Reach.

11.50am Anchored 2 miles South of Staunch Island.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

12 noon Distance made good: 51 miles.

12 noon Bearing and distance: South of Staunch Island distance 2 miles.

4.00pm Hands to tea.

8.00pm Placed night sentries.


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18 December 1918

An unusual start point for the day, the description of the place at which the Moorhen anchored up the day before rather than a place name.

The log refers to the day’s destination as “Kong Moon” which has been corrected to “Kong Mun (Jiangmen)” the colonial period name for Jiangmen.

2 miles South of Staunch Island

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.05am Weighed anchor and proceeded.

8.20am Anchored Kong Mun (Jiangmen) at 2 shackles.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.45am Hands to breakfast.

9.30am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

12 noon Distance made good: 9 miles.

12 noon Bearing and distance: Kong Mun (Jiangmen).

12.30pm Hands employed painting ship.

4.00pm Hands to tea.

4.30pm Leave from 4.30pm until 9pm.


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19 December 1918

Kong Mun (Jiangmen)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.40am Weighed anchor. Passed through West River, Lu Lu Creek and Fu Tin Mun Creek.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

12 noon Distance made good: 30 miles.

12 noon Bearing and distance: Fu Tin Mun Creek, 5 miles North of Ngai Mun.

1.30pm Ngai Mun Custom House abeam.

2.00pm Entered Ngai Mun Creek and passed into South West River.

4.00pm Hands to tea.

5.15pm Anchored in South West River 9 miles East of Kungyifow at 3 shackles.

7.00pm Burned searchlight and expended fireworks.

8.00pm Placed night sentries.


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20 December 1918

There is an ambiguity about the place name that the Moorhen starts out from today. In the previous day’s log the name is clearly written as “Kungyifow”. However, today’s log equally clearly shows the place name as “Hang Yifow”.

Hung Yifow

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed scrubbing matting.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

8.45am Hands employed as requisite.

9.10am Weighed anchor and proceeded up South West River.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

12 noon Distance made good: 53 miles.

12 noon Bearing and distance: 3 miles East of Cheong Sha.

12.30pm Anchored at Cheong Sha.

13.00pm Ship swung to flood tide.

4.00pm Hands to tea.

5.15pm Ship swung to ebb tide.

8.00pm Placed night sentries.

9.40pm Ship swung to flood tide.


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21 December 1918

Cheong Sha

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

9.20am Weighed anchor and proceeded down South West River.

10.20am Anchored at Kung Yek.

11.05am Weighed anchor and proceeded down South West River.

12 noon Dinner.

12 noon Distance made good: 19 miles.

12 noon Bearing and distance: 8 miles East of Kung Yek.

4.00pm Hands to tea.

4.30pm Anchored at Ngai Mun.


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22 December 1918

Ngai Mun

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed painting ship.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

12 noon Distance made good: 28 miles.

12 noon Bearing and distance: Ngai Mun.

4.00pm Hands to tea.

8.00pm Placed night sentries.

9.00pm Ship swung to flood tide.


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23 December 1918

There is something reassuring about those logs that finish with the words “Hands to tea”. It is so colonial English! These men may be serving in a far flung colony but their day is still ruled by the traditions of home. You might almost think that when the log reads “Hands painting ship” the hands have their watercolours and camel hair brushes out to create delicate images of their ship in a gentle landscape. The reality is of course that they are doing the traditional military thing of slapping layers of paint on any static object in sight that is not either routinely scrubbed or polished.

Ngai Mun

2.45am Sudden squall from NNW - ship started to drag anchor.

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.05am Weighed anchor and proceeded up Ngai Mun Creek.

11.00am Entered Hong Mun Creek.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

12 noon Distance made good: 24 miles.

12 noon Bearing and distance: Kong Mun (Jiangmen) Creek 3 miles South of Kong Mun (Jiangmen).

1.40pm Passed out of Kong Mun (Jiangmen) Creek.

1.45pm Anchored at Kong Mun (Jiangmen).

4.00pm Hands to tea.


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24 December 1918

Kong Mun (Jiangmen)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

8.45am Hands employed as requisite.

11.40am Shortened in the anchor hawser.

11.45am Weighed anchor and proceeded up West River.

12 noon Distance made good: 11 miles.

12 noon Bearing and distance: 2 miles North of Kong Mun (Jiangmen).

4.00pm Anchored at Sam Shui.

4.43 Weighed anchor.

5.45 Anchored at Shar Po.

8.00pm Placed night sentries.


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25 December 1918

Sha-Po

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

8.30am Clear up decks.

9.00am Pipe Down.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

12 noon Distance made good: 47 miles.

12 noon Bearing and distance 9 miles West of Sam Shui, West River.

4.00pm Hands to tea.

8.00pm Placed night sentries.


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26 December 1918

The behaviour of the Moorhen raises the question of what is going on around her. In her current patrol she has frequently been anchoring away from towns and it has become a matter of routine to post sentries overnight. What is happening to make her commander want to take these precautions?

Sha-Po

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30pm Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Weighed anchor and proceeded down West River, Kum Chuk Creek, and Luklao Creek.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

12 noon Distance made good: 37 miles.

12 noon Bearing and distance: Luklao.

12.30pm Entered Brick Kiln Creek and proceeded via Sianoh Channel and Hill Passage into the Canton River.

4.00pm Hands to tea.

4.55pm Anchored at Sun Chu.

5.10pm Weighed anchor and shifted berth.

5.20pm Anchored in mid channel.

8.00pm Placed night sentries.


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27 December 1918

Sun Chu

6.00am Called hands.

6.05am Hands cleaning ship.

8.00am Weighed anchor and proceeded.

9.00am Arrived at Canton (Guangdong) and moored to head and stern buoys.

10.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

12 noon Distance made good: 57 miles.

12 noon Bearing and distance: Canton (Guangdong).

4.00pm Hands to tea.


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28 December 1918

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

8.45am Hands employed as requisite.

11.00am Quarters clean guns.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

1.00pm Leave piped until 10pm.

4.00pm Hands to tea.


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29 December 1918

The date on this log entry is incorrect. It is given as “Sunday 29th day of December, 1918”

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

8.30am Clear up decks.

9.00am Divisions. T.B. 036 arrived.

10.00am Church Party landed.

11.50am T.B. 036 left.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

12.30pm Leave piped from 1.30pm until 10pm.

4.00pm Hands to tea.


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30 December 1918

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.00am Quarters clean guns.

7.45am Four hands landed to paint buoys.

9.00am Remainder of hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

1.00pm Hands employed as requisite.

4.00pm Hands to tea.


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31 December 1918

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

7.45am Working party landed.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

1.30pm Hands employed as requisite.

4.00pm Hands to tea.

4.30pm T.B. 035 arrived.



LOGS FOR JANUARY 1919


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1 January 1919

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands cleaning ship.

7.05am T.B. 035 left.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

8.45am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

2.00pm Hands mustered for Quarterly Settlement.

4.00pm Hands to tea.


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2 January 1919

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

8.45am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

12.30pm Hands employed stowing away stores.

4.00pm Hands to tea.


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3 January 1919

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands scrubbing matting.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

8.45am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

1.45pm Hands employed as requisite.

4.00pm Hands to tea.


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4 January 1919

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands cleaning ship.

6.30am American gunboat U.S.S. Pampanga left harbour.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

8.45am Hands employed cleaning ship.

11.00am Quarters clean guns.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

1.00pm Piped leave from 1.30pm until 10pm.

4.00pm Tea.


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5 January 1919

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

8.15am Clear up decks.

9.00am Hands to clean.

9.30am Ship’s company mustered by the Ledger.

10.15am Church Party landed.

11.45am Church Party returned.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

1.00pm Leave from 1.30pm until 10pm.


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6 January 1919

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

8.45am Hands employed painting ship.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

1.30pm Hands painting ship.

4.00pm Hands to tea.

4.30pm Leave from 4.30pm until 10pm.


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7 January 1919

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

8.45am Hands employed painting ship.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

1.00pm Leave from 4.30pm until 10pm.

2.00pm H.M.S. Tarantula’s mooring buoys are replaced.

4.00pm Hands to tea.


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8 January 1919

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

8.45am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

1.45pm Hands employed painting ship.

3.30pm H.M.S. Tarantula arrived and moored to buoys.

4.00pm Hands to tea.


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9 January 1919

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed as requisite.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

8.45am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

1.00pm Leave from 1.30pm to 10pm.

3.20pm T.B. 036 arrived.

4.00pm Hands to tea.


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10 January 1919

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed scrubbing matting.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Hands to breakfast. T.B. 036 left harbour.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

12.30pm Leave piped 4.30pm until 10pm.

1.45pm Hands employed as requisite.

4.00pm Hands to tea.


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11 January 1919

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters Hands scrub gun gear.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

8.45am Hands employed as requisite.

11.00am Quarters clean guns.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

1.00pm Leave from 1.30pm until 10pm.


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12 January 1919

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands cleaning ship.

7.15am Hand to Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

8.55am H.M.S. Tarantula left harbour.

9.00am Clear up decks.

10.00am Divisions.

10.15am Church Party landed.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

1.00pm Leave from 1.30 until 10pm.

4.00pm Hands to tea.


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13 January 1919

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.15am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

8.30am Exercised General Quarters.

9.00am Exercised Fire Stations, Collision Stations and Surprise Attack.

10.15am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

1.30pm Hands employed as requisite.

4.00pm Hands to tea.


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14 January 1919

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed cleaning sections.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

1.30pm Hands employed as requisite.

4.00pm Hands to tea.


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15 January 1919

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

8.45am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

2.00pm Hands employed as requisite.

4.00pm Hands to tea.


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16 January 1919

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands preparing for coaling.

8.00am Slipped buoys and proceeded to Pak Hin Hok.

8.10am Arrived at Pak Hin Hok.

8.30am Commenced coaling.

9.30am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

12.30pm Finished coaling. Received 36 tons.

12.35pm Cast off and proceeded down Back Reach and Hill Passage.

2.00pm Hands employed as requisite.

3.00pm Entered Siawan Channel.

4.00pm Hands to tea.

6.30pm Anchored at Siawan City.

8.00pm Placed night sentries.


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17 January 1919

There have been a number of corrections to dates in January. Most have been the expected correction to the year that has been written “1918” and is subsequently corrected to “1919”. In this case “Friday 16th day of January” has been corrected to “Friday 17th January”.

Siawan City

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed scrubbing matting.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Weighed anchor and proceeded through Brick Kiln Creek, Luk Lao and Kum Chuk Rapids into West River.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

12 noon Distance made good: 73 miles.

12 noon Bearing and distance:

2.00pm Hands employed as requisite.

2.30am Anchored Sam Shui (at 2 shackles).

4.00pm Hands to tea.

4.30pm H.M.S. Tarantula arrived.


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18 January 1919

Sam Shui

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters scrub gun gear.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

9.00am Weighed anchor and proceeded up West River.

11.00am Quarters clean guns.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

12 noon Distance made good: 44 miles.

12 noon Bearing and distance: Shui Hing.

3.15pm Anchored at Narrow Island (West River).

4.00pm Hands to tea.

8.00pm Placed night sentries.


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19 January 1919

Narrow Island. West River

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

9.00am Weighed anchor and proceeded up West River.

11.55am Anchored 2 miles East of Tak Hing.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

12 noon Distance made good: 49 miles.

12 noon Bearing and distance: 2 miles East of Tak Hing.

1.00pm Leave from 1.30pm until sunset.

4.00pm Hands to tea.

8.00pm Placed night sentries.


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20 January 1919

2 miles East of Taking

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

9.00am Weighed anchor and proceeded up West River.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

12 noon Distance made good: 18 miles.

12 Noon Bearing and distance: 2 miles East of Dosing.

1.55pm Anchored at Second Bar.

4.00pm Hands to tea.

6.00pm Lost overboard by accident one Pattern No 8, Basin, Washhand, Iron.

8.00pm Placed night sentries.


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21 January 1919

Second Bar. West River

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

8.40am Weighed anchor and proceeded up West River.

11.55am Anchored at Wu Chow (Wuzhou).

12 noon Hands to dinner.

12 noon Distance made good: 29 miles.

12 noon Bearing and distance: Wu Chau Fu.

1.00pm Leave from 1.30pm until 8pm.

4.00pm Hands to tea.


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22 January 1919

Wu Chow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed painting ship.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

1.45pm Hands employed painting ship.

4.00pm Hands to tea.


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23 January 1919

Wu Chow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed painting ship.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

3.10 Weighed anchor and proceeded down West River.

4.00pm Hands to tea.

6.30pm Anchored 2 miles South of Dosing.

8.00pm Placed night sentries.


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24 January 1919

Dosing

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed scrubbing matting.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

9.00am Weighed anchor and proceeded down West River.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

12 noon Distance made good: 54 miles.

12 noon Bearing and distance: Kan Koan.

2.05pm Anchored at Narrow Island.

4.00pm Hands to tea.

8.00pm Placed night sentries.


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25 January 1919

Narrow Island, West River

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters scrub gun gear.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

9.00am Weighed and proceeded down West River.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

12 noon Distance made good: 39 miles.

12 noon Bearing and distance: Shui Hing.

1.00pm Anchored at Howlick.

4.00pm Hands to tea.

8.00pm Placed night sentries.


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26 January 1919

Howlick

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

12 noon Distance made good: 14 miles.

12 noon Bearing and distance: Howlick.

12.25pm Weighed anchor and proceeded down West River.

2.25pm Anchored at Sam Shui.

4.00pm Hands to tea.


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27 January 1919

Sam Shui

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

9.35am Weighed anchor and proceeded down West River.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

12noon Distance made good: 43 miles.

12 noon Bearing and distance: Kum Chuk.

12.30pm Passed through Kum Chuk Rapids, Luklao and Brick Kiln Creek into Siawan Channel.

4.00pm Hands to tea.

6.25pm Anchored at Sun Chu.

8.00pm Placed night sentries.


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28 January 1919

Sun Chu

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed preparing for coaling.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

8.40am Weighed anchor and proceeded up Canton River.

9.40am Arrived at Pak Hin Hok.

10.00am Commenced coaling.

11.30am Finished coaling.

11.45am Left Pak Hin Hok.

12 noon Arrived at Canton (Guangdong).

12 noon Distance made good: 66 miles.

12 noon Bearing and distance: Canton (Guangdong).

NOTE Draft before coaling: Forward 2 feet 4 inches; Aft 2 feet 11 inches.

NOTE Draft after coaling: Forward 2 feet 6 inches; Aft 3 feet.

1.30pm Hands employed cleaning ship.

4.00pm Hands to tea.


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29 January 1919

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

2.00pm Hands employed as requisite.

4.00pm Hands to tea.


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30 January 1919

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.40am Slipped buoys and proceeded down Front Reach.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

12 noon Distance made good: 35 miles.

12 noon Bearing and distance: Chain Rocks abeam.

1.30pm Tested Maxim Guns. 200 rounds.

4.20 Arrived Hong Kong and moored up in Naval Camber.


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31 January 1919

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Hands to dinner. Commenced coaling.

12 noon Distance made good: 46 miles.

12 noon Bearing and distance: Hong Kong.

1.00pm Leave to the watch from noon until 7am of the 3rd.

2.30pm Finished coaling.

4.00pm Hands to tea.



LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1919


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1 February 1919

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

8.45am Hands employed as requisite.

10.00am Gosling (Able Bodied Seaman) discharged to Hospital

12 noon Hands to dinner.

12300pm Piped leave to part of watch until 11pm.

4.00pm Hands to tea.


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2 February 1919

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

8.30am Piped leave to second watch until 7am on the 4th February.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

2.00pm Hands employed as requisite.

4.00pm Hands to tea.


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3 February 1919

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.00am H.M.S. Robin left harbour.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

11.30am H.M.S. Fame arrived in Harbour.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

1.15pm H.M.S. Sandpiper arrived in Harbour.

2.00pm Hands employed as requisite.

4.00pm Hands to tea.


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4 February 1919

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed cleaning ship side.

10.00am Eaton (Able Bodied Seaman) discharged to H.M.S. Tamar.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

2.00pm Hands employed as requisite.

4.00pm Hands to tea.


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5 February 1919

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

10.00am Pleasants (Stoker) discharged to H.M.S. Tamar.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

2.00pm Hands employed as requisite.

4.00pm Hands to tea.


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6 February 1919

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

8.45am Hands employed painting ship.

10.00am Lost overboard by accident one funnel, tin, Patt 18.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

2.00pm Hands employed as requisite.

4.00pm Hands to tea.


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7 February 1919

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

7.00am 5 ratings joined ship from H.M.S. Euryalus.

7.30am 5 ratings discharged to H.M.S. Euryalus.

8.00am 8 ratings joined ship for passage to H.M.S. Tarantula.

9.00am Unmoored and left Naval Camber. Proceeded through Kap Su Mun Passage toward Canton (Guangdong).

11.00am Carried out quarterly practice. Expended 20 rounds 6 pounder and 1,000 rounds [point] 303 from Maxims.

12.00 noon Distance made good: 24 miles.

12.00 noon Bearing and distance: Tansink.

12.30pm Lost overboard by accident one cartridge case QF 6 pounder.

4.40pm Arrived Canton (Guangdong) and secured to buoys.

5.30pm 1 S.P.O (Senior Petty Officer?) and 8 ratings discharged to H.M.S. Tarantula.


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8 February 1919

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

8.45am Hands employed cleaning ship.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

12 noon Distance made good: 60 miles.

12 noon Bearing and distance: Canton (Guangdong).

4.00pm Hands to tea.


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9 February 1919

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

8.30am Cleared up deck.

9.00am Hands to clean.

10.15am Church Party landed.

11.45am Church Party returned.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

4.00pm Hands to tea.


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10 February 1919

The ‘at’ entry on this page was originally “Hong Kong” but this has been subsequently changed to “Canton” as reported below.

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed scrubbing matting.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

2.00pm Hands employed as requisite.

4.00pm Hands to tea.


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11 February 1919

The Moorhen loses her commanding officer to hospital in Hong Kong

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

12.45pm Slipped both buoys and proceeded down Back Reach toward Hong Kong.

2.00pm Hands employed as requisite.

4.00pm Sampan Channel abeam.

7.45pm Arrived Hong Kong and secured to East Wall, Naval Camber.

8.30pm Lieutenant Marshall, Royal Naval Reserve discharged to Royal Naval Hospital.


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12 February 1919

And promptly gains a new commanding officer…

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

10.30am Lieutenant Watson, Royal Naval Reserve joined ship.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

12 noon Distance made good: 83 miles.

12 noon Bearing and distance: Hong Kong.

2.00pm Hands employed as requisite.

4.00pm Hands to tea.


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13 February 1919

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

1.30pm Hands employed as requisite.

4.00pm Hands to tea.


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14 February 1919

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands preparing ship for sea.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Left Naval Camber and proceeded through Kap Sin Mun Passage toward Canton (Guangdong).

12 noon Hands to dinner.

12 noon Distance made good: 49 miles.

12 noon Bearing and distance: Tiger Island abeam.

2.50pm Arrived Canton (Guangdong) and secured to buoys.


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15 February 1919

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Slipped buoys and proceeded to Pak Hin Hok.

8.15am Arrived Pak Hin Hok. Commenced coaling.

12 noon Distance made good: 35 miles.

12 noon Bearing and distance: Pak Hin Hok.

12.15pm Finished coaling.

12.25pm Cast off from Wharf and proceeded down Canton River.

3.15pm Hands to fire stations.

5.15pm Anchored at Siawan City.

8.00pm Placed night sentries.


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16 February 1919

Siawan City

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Weighed anchor and proceeded through Tailung Channel.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

12 noon Distance made good: 68 miles.

12 noon Bearing and distance: Kum Chuh.

3.45pm Arrived Sam Shui.


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17 February 1919

Sam Shui

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

12 noon Distance made good: 30 miles.

12 noon Bearing and distance: Sam Shui.

1.45pm Hands employed as requisite.

4.00pm Hands to tea.


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18 February 1919

Sam Shui

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands preparing ship for sea.

7.00am Weighed anchor and proceeded up West River.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

9.00am Lost overboard by accident 1 brass broom.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

12 noon Distance made good: 37 miles.

12 noon Bearing and distance: 1 mile West of Tai Saing, West River.

4.00pm Hands to tea.

5.15pm Anchored 1 mile East of Tak Hing.


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19 February 1919

Tak Hing

5.00am called hands.

5.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Weighed anchor and proceeded up West River.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

12 noon Distance made good: 68 miles.

12 noon Bearing and distance: Second Bar, West River.

1.00pm Hands employed as requisite.

2.50pm Anchored at Wu Chow (Wuzhou).

4.00pm Hands to tea.


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20 February 1919

The Moorhen takes an active part in her the role of protecting British interests. First she supplies an armed guard to the local British Consulate then she repositions herself to be moored close to the Consulate building. There is no clue in this log as to the nature of the threat that lead to these actions.

Wu Chow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite

12 noon Hands to dinner.

12 noon Distance made good: 18 miles.

12 noon Bearing and distance: Wu Chow (Wuzhou).

4.00pm Hands to tea.

8.00pm Armed guard sent to British Consulate.

8.50pm Weighed and proceeded abreast of Consulate.


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21 February 1919

The low number of log entries suggests that the bridge crew were busy on this day. The tension continued to run high - particularly in the afternoon when an extra guard was sent to the British Consulate. Contrast this day’s logs with one from a quiet day moored up in the Camber or moored to the buoys at Shameen.

Wu Chow (Wuzhou)

3.10am Weighed anchor and proceeded to mid-stream off British Consulate.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

10.30am Relief guard landed

11.00am first guard returned.

12.30pm Leave to watch

1.30pm Extra guard landed

5.30pm Extra guard returned


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22 February 1919

Other than the routine pre 4am ‘Rounds correct’ the following two entries comprise the entire log for this day! The guards appear to be doing 24 hour shifts – which suggests that they must be receiving support from the Consulate while they are on duty ashore.

Wu Chow (Wuzhou)

9.00am Relief guard landed.

9.30am Relieved guard returned.


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23 February 1919

Another very terse log. The sentry duty still appears to run for 24 hours.

Wu Chow (Wuzhou)

8.00am Hands breakfast.

9.00am Relief guard landed.

9.30am Relieved guard returned.


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24 February 1919

The backup to the Moorhen arrives in the form of the Tarantula.

Wu Chow (Wuzhou)

9.00am Relief guard landed.

9.30am Relieved guard returned.

5.30pm H.M.S. Tarantula arrived.

8.00pm Guard returned


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25 February 1919

Wu Chow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands preparing ship for sea.

7.00am Weighed anchor and proceeded down West River.

8.25am Anchored at Kok Hui (fog).

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

9.30am Weighed anchor and proceeded down West River.

12 noon Dinner.

12 noon Distance made good: 47 miles.

12 noon Bearing and distance: 2 miles East of Tak Hing.

6.35pm Anchored at Ho Kok Island, West River.

8.00pm Placed night sentries.


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26 February 1919

Ho Kok Island

5.15am Called hands.

5.30am Hands preparing ship for sea.

6.30am Weighed anchor and proceeded down West River.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

12 noon Distance made good: 149 miles.

12 noon Bearing and distance: Second Bar Pagoda, Canton River.

2.00pm Arrived at Pak Hin Hok and secured to Coaling Wharf.

3.00pm Commenced coaling.

5.00pm Lost overboard by accident one coal bag and 2 hundredweight of coal.

6.30pm Finished coaling.


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27 February 1919

Looks like the decision has been made to evacuate the British Consul for the moment.

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands preparing ship for sea.

6.30am Cast off from wharf and proceeded to Canton. Consul General came on board. Proceeded down Back Reach, Canton River.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

12 noon Distance made good: 69 miles.

12 noon Bearing and distance: 3 miles East of Yung Ki.

4.00pm Hands to tea.

8pm Abreast of Yuct Hing.


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28 February 1919

Canton (Guangdong) to Wu Chow (Wuzhou)

2.15am Anchored (Fog).

3.00am Weighed anchor and proceeded up West River.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

10.00am Arrived at Wu Chow (Wuzhou) and secured alongside H.M.S. Tarantula.

11.30am Hands employed coaling ship.

12 noon Dinner.

12 noon Distance made good: 178 miles.

12 noon Bearing and distance: Wu Chow (Wuzhou).

1.30pm Hands employed coaling.

3.30pm Finished coaling.



LOGS FOR MARCH 1919


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1 March 1919

Wu Chow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

1.00pm Hands make and mend.

4.00pm Hands to tea.


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2 March 1919

Wu Chow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.15am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

8.30am Cleared up decks.

9.45am Hands to divisions.

11.30am 5 Hands landed as Consul General’s bodyguard.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

1.00pm Guard returned.

2.00pm 39 saluting charges expended.

4.00pm Hands to tea.

4.30pm Consul General joined H.M.S. Tarantula.

5.00pm H.M.S. Tarantula left harbour.


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3 March 1919

An anchor is returned to the Moorhen four years after it was lost!

Wu Chow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

9.00am Stores arrived from Hong Kong.

9.30am Received anchor and cable from Banker and Co. Equipment that was lost by the H.M.S. Moorhen in 1914.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

4.00pm Hands to tea.


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4 March 1919

Wu Chow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed replacing and rigging top mast.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

4.00pm Hands to tea.


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5 March 1919

Wu Chow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed rigging top mast.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

4.00pm Hands to tea.


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6 March 1919

Wu Chow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

4.00pm Hands to tea.


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7 March 1919

Wu Chow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

4.00pm Hands to tea.


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8 March 1919

Wu Chow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

9.00am Lost overboard by accident while exercising fire stations: One Bucket, Fire, Galvanised Patt. 31.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

4.00pm Hands to tea.


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9 March 1919

Wu Chow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.30am Cleared up decks.

9.00am Hands to clean.

9.30am Divisions.

10.30am Hands to Church.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

4.00pm Hands to tea.


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10 March 1919

Wu Chow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Dinner.

2.00pm Holland (Able Bodied Seaman) discharged to Wu Chow (Hospital).

4.00pm Tea.


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11 March 1919

Wu Chow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

10.00am Hollands (Able Bodied Seaman) returned on board.

12 noon Dinner.

1.45pm Hollands (Able Bodied Seaman) discharged to Hong Kong for Hospital

4.00pm Tea.


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12 March 1919

Wu Chow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Dinner.

4.00pm Tea.


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13 March 1919

Wu Chow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Dinner.

4.00pm Tea.


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14 March 1919

Wu Chow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Dinner.

4.00pm Tea.


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15 March 1919

Wu Chow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

12 noon Dinner.

4.00pm Tea.


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16 March 1919

Wu Chow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.15am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Breakfast.

8.30am Clear up decks.

9.00am Hands to clean.

9.30am Divisions.

10.45am Church.

12 noon Dinner.

12.30pm H.M.S. Robin arrived alongside for coal.

4.00pm Tea.

5.00pm H.M.S. Robin finished coaling. Stores transferred.

5.30pm H.M.S. Robin cast off and anchored.


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17 March 1919

Wu Chow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

8.30am Hands employed preparing ship for sea.

9.10am Weighed anchor and proceeded down West River.

12 noon Dinner.

12 noon Distance made good: 36 miles.

12 noon Bearing and distance: 2 miles South East of Monks Head, West River.

4.00pm Tea.

5.30pm Encountered fog.

6.20pm Anchored (fog).

8.00pm Placed night sentries.


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18 March 1919

A stop, start day due to fog as the Moorhen travels down river.

Wu Chow (Wuzhou) to Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

8.45am Hands employed as requisite.

9.15 Weighed anchor and proceeded down West River.

10.05am Anchored (fog).

11.00am Weighed anchor.

11.15am Anchored (fog).

11.28am Weighed anchor.

11.45am Anchored at Sam Shui.

12 noon Distance made good: 87 miles.

12 noon Bearing and distance: Sam Shui.

2.30pm Weighed and proceeded down West River.

4.00pm Rattler Island abeam.

8.20pm Anchored at Wang Mun.


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19 March 1919

Wang Mun

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

10.05am Weighed anchor and proceeded toward Hong Kong.

11.40am Anchored (fog).

12 noon Dinner.

12 noon Distance made good: 72 miles.

12 noon Bearing and distance: 3 miles North of Kiau Island.

12.10pm Weighed anchor and proceeded

4.00pm Tea.

4.10pm Arrived Hong Kong and secured to East Wall, Naval Camber.


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20 March 1919

The Moorhen acquires a new doctor.

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed discharging stores.

10.00am Surgeon joined ship

12 noon Dinner.

12 noon Distance made good: 36 miles.

12 noon Bearing and distance: Hong Kong.

4.00pm Tea.


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21 March 1919

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed discharging stores.

12 noon Dinner.

4.00pm Tea.


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22 March 1919

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands landed as guard.

10.30am Guard returned.

11.00am 1 Able Bodied Seaman discharged to H.M.S. Tamar (sick).

12 noon Dinner.

4.00pm Tea.


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23 March 1919

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

8.30am Cleared up decks.

9.30am Church Party sent to H.M.S. Tamar.

12 noon Dinner.

4.00pm Tea.


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24 March 1919

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.00am cleaned arms.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands landed as guard.

11.00am Guard returned.

12 noon Dinner.

2.00pm Hands employed disembarking ammunition.

4.00pm Tea.


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25 March 1919

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed disembarking stores.

10.00am Chief Petty Officer discharged to Hospital.

12 noon Dinner.

1.30pm Hands employed disembarking stores.

4.00pm Tea.


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26 March 1919

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Breakfast.

12 noon Dinner.

1.30pm Hands employed as requisite.

4.00pm Tea.


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27 March 1919

This is a rather cryptic entry. Where is the “dock” referred to? Looking forward in the log to the entry for 12 April 1919 it turns out that the Moorhen has been moved and placed in dry dock. This explains all the crew activity around unloading the ship of her ammunition and stores.

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Ship left East Wall of Camber for dock.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed docking ship.

12 noon Dinner.

1.30pm Hands employed returning stores.

4.00pm Tea.


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28 March 1919

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed ranging cable for surveying.

12 noon Dinner.

4.00pm Tea.

10.30pm 1 Engine Room Artificer discharged to H.M.S. Tamar sick.


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29 March 1919

Some crew members rejoin the ship after having been discharged because of illness.

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

10.30am Taylor (Able Bodied Seaman) joined ship.

12 noon Dinner.

2.30pm Holland (Able Bodied Seaman) joined ship.

4.00pm Tea.


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30 March 1919

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed as requisite.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Breakfast.

8.30am Cleared up decks.

9.00am Divisions. 1 Engine Room Artificer returned to ship.

10.00am Church Party sent to H.M.S. Tamar.

11.30am Church Party returned.

12 noon Dinner.

4.00pm Tea.


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31 March 1919

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Dinner.

4.00pm Tea.



LOGS FOR APRIL 1919


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1 April 1919

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Dinner.

1.30pm Hands employed as requisite.

4.00pm Tea.


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2 April 1919

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed painting ship.

12 noon Dinner.

4.00pm Tea.


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3 April 1919

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Dinner.

4.00pm Tea.


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4 April 1919

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Dinner.

4.00pm Tea.

5.00pm 2 Able Bodied Seamen joined ship from H.M.S. Tamar.


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5 April 1919

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Dinner.

4.00pm Tea.


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6 April 1919

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

8.30am Cleaning up decks.

9.15am Divisions.

9.30am Church Party landed.

12 noon Dinner.

12.30pm Piped leave from 1.30pm until 7.00am.

4.00pm Tea.


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7 April 1919

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Dinner.

2.00pm Hands employed as requisite.

4.00pm Tea.


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8 April 1919

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Dinner.

4.00pm Tea.


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9 April 1919

The Moorhen gets a new commanding officer.

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

9.30am Lieutenant Croasdaile joined ship to take over Command.

10.30am Lieutenant Watson left ship.

12 noon Dinner.

2.00pm Hands employed as requisite.

4.00pm Tea.


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10 April 1919

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Dinner.

2.00pm Hands employed as requisite.

4.00pm Tea.


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11 April 1919

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Dinner.

2.00pm Hands employed as requisite.

4.00pm Tea.


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12 April 1919

The Moorhen is refloated and leaves dry dock to tie up in the Camber.

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.15am Started to flood dock.

7. 45am Ship floated.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

10.00am Ship left the dry dock.

10:15am Ship secured to East wall of the Camber.

12 noon Dinner.

4.00pm Tea.


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13 April 1919

Despite this being a Sunday, the task of reloading the Moorhen with supplies and munitions is started.

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed embarking stores.

12 noon Dinner.

12.30pm Leave from 1.30pm until 7.00am.

4.00pm Tea.


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14 April 1919

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Dinner.

1.30pm Hands employed embarking ammunition.

4.00pm Tea.


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15 April 1919

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.00am Coal arrives alongside.

7.15am Coaling.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

11.45am Finished Coaling.

12 noon Dinner.

2.00pm Hands employed cleaning ship.

4.00pm Tea.


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16 April 1919

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Dinner.

1.30pm Hands employed as requisite.

4.00pm Tea.


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17 April 1919

Hong Kong

6.15am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Dinner.

4.00pm Tea.


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18 April 1919

Good Friday– see list of dates for Easter at http://www.maa.mhn.de/StarDate/publ_holidays.html – and the Moorhen is in dock at Hong Kong so a Church Party was landed.

Hong Kong

6.15am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.30am Church Party landed.

11.00am Church Party returned.

12 noon Dinner.

1.00pm Piped leave from 1.30pm until 7am.

4.00pm Tea.


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19 April 1919

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed painting ship.

12 noon Dinner.

1.00pm Piped leave from 1.30pm until 7.am.

4.00pm Tea.


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20 April 1919

Easter Sunday. Hands follow the Moorhen’s usual Sunday routine with a Church Party being landed as she is still tied up in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong

6.15am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Cleared up decks.

10.00am Church Party landed.

11.00am Church Party returned.

12 noon Dinner.

4.00pm Tea.


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21 April 1919

Easter Monday.

Hong Kong

6.15am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Dinner.

2.00pm Hands employed as requisite.

4.00pm Tea.


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22 April 1919

Hong Kong

6.15am Called hands.

6.30am Hands preparing ship for sea.

7.00am Cast off from wall and proceeded toward Canton (Guangdong).

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

12 noon Dinner.

12 noon Distance made good: 38 miles.

12 noon Bearing and distance: 2 miles East of Lankit Islands.

2.00pm Hands employed as requisite.

4.00pm Tea.

5.00pm Arrived at Canton (Guangdong) and secured to buoys.


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23 April 1919

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Dinner.

12 noon Distance made good: 45 miles.

12 noon Bearing and distance: Canton (Guangdong).

1.00pm Leave piped from 1.30pm until 7am.

4.00pm Tea.


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24 April 1919

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Dinner.

1.00pm Piped leave from 1.30pm until 10pm.

4.00pm Tea.


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25 April 1919

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Dinner.

1.00pm Piped leave from 1.30pm until 10pm.

4.00pm Tea.


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26 April 1919

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

9.30am H.M.S. Tarantula left Harbour.

12 noon Dinner.

4.00pm Tea.


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27 April 1919

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands to divisions.

10.00am Church Party landed.

11.30am Church Party returned.

12 noon Dinner.

4.00pm Tea.


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28 April 1919

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Dinner.

4.00pm Tea.


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29 April 1919

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Dinner.

1.00pm Piped leave from 1.30pm until 10pm.

4.00pm Tea.


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30 April 1919

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Dinner.

1.00pm Piped leave from 1.30pm until 10pm.

4.00pm Tea.



LOGS FOR MAY 1919


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1 May 1919

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.15am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Dinner.

1.00pm Piped leave from 1.30pm until 10pm.

4.00pm Tea.


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2 May 1919

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Dinner.

1.00pm Piped leave from 1.30pm until 10pm.

4.00pm Tea.


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3 May 1919

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Dinner.

1.00pm Piped leave from 1.30pm until 10pm.

4.00pm Tea.


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4 May 1919

A number of new engine room personnel come on board. These appear to be additional men as there is no record of corresponding men leaving the ship.

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

8.30am Cleared up decks.

9.30am Divisions.

10.00am Church Parties landed.

11.00am H.M.S. Robin arrived.

11.30am Church Parties returned.

12 noon Dinner.

12.30pm 1 Engine Room Artificer, 1 Leading Stoker, 1 Stoker, and 4 Chinese Stokers joined ship.

4.00pm Tea.


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5 May 1919

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

8.45am H.M.S. Robin left Harbour.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Dinner.

1.00pm Piped leave from 1.30pm until 10pm.

4.00pm Tea.

5.00pm H.M.S. Fame arrived.


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6 May 1919

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

11.40am Slipped buoys and proceeded to Sam Shui.

12 noon Dinner.

12 noon Distance made good: 4 miles.

4.00pm Tea.

7.05pm Anchored off Ho Ching, West River at 2 shackles.


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7 May 1919

Canton (Guangdong) to Sam Shui

5.30am Called hands.

5.50am Weighed anchor and proceeded up West River.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

8.45am anchored at Sam Shui.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Dinner.

12 noon Distance made good: 75 miles.

12.30pm Commenced coaling.

2.20pm Finished coaling (27 tons).

3.00pm Hands employed cleaning ship.

4.00pm Tea.


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8 May 1919

Sam Shui

5.00am Called hands.

5.30am Weighed anchor and proceeded toward Canton (Guangdong).

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Dinner.

12 noon Distance made good: 63 miles.

1.00pm Piped leave from 1.30pm until 10pm.

4.00pm Tea.

5.00pm Arrived at Canton (Guangdong) and secured to buoys.


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9 May 1919

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Dinner.

12 noon Distance made good: 35 miles.

12.30pm Lost overboard by accident: 1 Boat Hook G.M. small Pattern 78.n

4.00pm Tea.


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10 May 1919

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Dinner.

1.00pm Piped leave from 1.30pm until 10pm.

4.00pm Tea.


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11 May 1919

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

8.30am Cleared up decks.

9.30am Hands to Divisions.

10.15am Church party landed.

11.50am Church Party returned.

12 noon Dinner.

1.00pm Piped leave from 1.30pm until 10pm.

4.00pm Tea.


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12 May 1919

Canton (Guangdong)

4.30am Called hands.

4.45am Hands preparing ship for sea.

5.15am Slipped buoys and proceeded to Sam Shui.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Dinner.

12 noon Distance made good: 44 miles.

3.20pm Anchored at Sam Shui.

4.00pm Tea.

4.30pm Commenced coaling.

6.15pm Finished coaling.


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13 May 1919

Sam Shui

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.15am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Dinner.

12 noon Distance made good: 26 miles.

4.00pm Tea.


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14 May 1919

Sam Shui

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Dinner.

1.00pm Piped leave from 1.30pm until 10pm.

4.00pm Tea.


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15 May 1919

Sam Shui

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

10.00am Pilot joined the ship.

10.15am Weighed anchor and proceeded up North River .

12 noon Dinner.

4.00pm Tea.

5.30 pm Anchored at Tsing Yuen (2 shackles).


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16 May 1919

Tsing Yuen

5.00am Called hands.

5.40am Weighed anchor and proceeded up North River.

8.00am Hands to breakfast.

9.30am Exercised action stations and fire stations.

12 noon Dinner.

1.25pm Anchored at Ying Tak.

4.00pm Tea.


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17 May 1919

Ying Tak

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Dinner.

4.00pm Tea.


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18 May 1919

Ying Tak

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands to divisions.

12 noon Dinner.

4.00pm Tea.

7.40pm Weighed anchor and shifted berth.


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19 May 1919

Hu Kau

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.15am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

12 noon Dinner.

3.25pm Weighed anchor and proceeded up North River.

7.17pm Anchored Hu Kau at 1 shackle.


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20 May 1919

The Moorhen runs aground again. This seems to be a hazard of navigating these rivers despite the Moorhen’s shallow draft of around 3 feet. As there is no indication of any action taken to refloat her it seems likely that the crew simply waited for the tide to come in.

Hu Kau

5.00am Called hands.

5.40am Weighed anchor and proceeded up North River.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Ship grounded on sandy bottom 13 miles below Shiu Chow.

12 noon Bearing and distance: Tong Kong Yin 13 miles South of Shiu Chou.

2.25pm Ship floated.

2.55pm Anchored in mid stream.

4.00pm Tea.


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21 May 1919

Tong Kong Yin

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Dinner.

4.00pm Tea.


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22 May 1919

Hu Kau

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

4.00pm Tea.


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23 May 1919

Hu Kau

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

12.10pm Weighed anchor and proceeded up river.

4.00pm Anchored at Chui Chow (1½ shackles). Tea.


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24 May 1919

Chui Chow

5.00am Called hands.

6.00am Weighed anchor and proceeded down North River.

7.00am Hands cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

11.00am Quarters clean guns.

12 noon Dinner.

4.00pm Tea.

8.00pm Arrived at Sam Shui and anchored.


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25 May 1919

Sam Shui

6.30am Called hands.

6.45am Hands cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Dinner.

4.00pm Tea.


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26 May 1919

A possible copyist’s error? There are two log entries for ‘Tea’ one each timed at 4pm and 8pm. Remember this transcription is based on a copy of the original log that was certified as true by the Moorhen’s Commanding Officer Lieutenant Croasdaile at the time. See the images at http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-49919/ADM 53-49919-001_0.jpg and (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-49919/ADM 53-49919-001_1.jpg that together show the front cover of the original of this document.

Sam Shui

5.45am Coal arrived alongside.

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Commenced coaling.

8.00am Dressed ship. Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

11.00am Finished coaling (30 tons).

12 noon Dinner.

12.30pm Piped leave from 1.30 to 7.0

4.00pm Tea.

8.00pm Tea.


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27 May 1919

Sam Shui

6.30am Called hands.

7.00am Weighed anchor and proceeded up West River.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

12 noon Dinner.

12 noon Distance made good: 41 miles.

4.00pm Tea.

6.35pm Anchored 2 miles East of Tak Hing.


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28 May 1919

Tak Hing

5.30am Called hands.

5.45am Weighed anchor and proceeded up West River.

6.30am Hands cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Dinner.

12 noon Distance made good: 69 miles.

1.20pm Arrived at Wu Chow and anchored.

4.00pm Tea.


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29 May 1919

Wu Chow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Dinner.

12 noon Distance made good: 15 miles.

4.00pm Tea.


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30 May 1919

Wu Chow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

9.30am Commenced coaling.

10.55am Finished coaling (9 tons).

12 noon Dinner.

4.00pm Tea.


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31 May 1919

Wu Chow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Dinner.

4.00pm Tea.



LOGS FOR JUNE 1919


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1 June 1919

Wu Chow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.30am Divisions.

12 noon Dinner.

4.00pm Tea.


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2 June 1919

Wu Chow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Dinner.

4.00pm Tea.


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3 June 1919

The following log pages suffer from strike through (the condition where ink on one side of the page soaks through the paper to become visible on the reverse side of the page). This has made some of the log entries difficult to read,

Wu Chow (Wuzhou)

6.30am Called hands.

6.45am Hands cleaning ship.

7.30 Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Dinner.

4.00pm Tea.


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4 June 1919

Wu Chow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Dinner.

4.00pm Tea.


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5 June 1919

Wu Chow (Wuzhou)

4.30am Called hands.

5.15am Weighed anchor and proceeded.

6.30am Hands cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Dinner.

4.00pm Tea.

5.05pm Anchored at Kong Ho.


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6 June 1919

Kong Ho

5.00am Called hands.

5.30am Weighed anchor and proceeded.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.45am anchored at Sun Chow.

8.00am Breakfast.

8.30am Weighed anchor and proceeded.

9.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

12 noon Dinner.

4.00pm Tea.


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7 June 1919

The strike through is particularly bad at the top of this page making the date almost impossible to read.

Shac Lon

6.00am Called hands.

6.45am Weighed anchor and proceeded.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

12 noon Dinner.

4.00pm Tea.

7.25pm Anchored at Lui Chow.


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8 June 1919

Lui Chow

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

8.30am Cleared up decks.

10.15am Divisions.

12 noon Dinner.

4.00pm Tea.


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9 June 1919

Lui Chow

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed painting ship.

12 noon Dinner.

4.00pm Tea.


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10 June 1919

Lui Chow

5.00am Called hands.

5.30 Weighed anchor and proceeded down river.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Dinner.

4.00pm Tea.

5.30pm Anchored at Ping San Chow.


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11 June 1919

Ping San Chow

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

12 noon Dinner.

4.00pm Tea.


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12 June 1919

Ping San Chow

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

12 noon Dinner.

4.00pm Tea.

6.15pm H.M.S. Tarantula arrived.


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13 June 1919

The Moorhen loses an anchor in a sudden squall in the evening.

Ping San Chow

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands preparing for coaling.

7.00am Commenced coaling.

8.00am Breakfast.

8.30am Hands employed as requisite.

9.00am H.M.S. Tarantula left.

11.30am Finished coaling received 27 tons 2 hundredweight.

12 noon Dinner.

4.00pm Tea.

8.45pm Cable parted during sudden squall. Lost starboard anchor and 8 fathom of cable, lengthening piece and swivel piece(?), 1 anchor shackle and 3 join shackles.


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14 June 1919

Ping San Chow

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands cleaning ship.

7.00am Weighed anchor and proceeded up river.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

12 noon Dinner.

4.00pm Tea.

4.45pm Anchored at Kuien Shien.

5.30pm Lost overboard by accident: Flag, Union, 3 breadth, 1 in Number.


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15 June 1919

Kuien Shien

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Breakfast.

8.30am Clear up decks.

10.00am Hands to divisions.

12 noon Hands to dinner.

4.00pm Tea.


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16 June 1919

Kwien hsien

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Dinner.

4.00pm Tea.


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17 June 1919

Kurien hsien

5.40am Called hands.

6.00am Weighed anchor and proceeded up river.

7.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Dinner.

4.00pm Tea.

8.13pm Anchored at Yung Tsien Hsien.


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18 June 1919

Yung Tsien Hsien

4.45am Called hands.

5.05 Weighed anchor and proceeded.

6.15am Hands cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast. Anchored on account of engine trouble.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

10.30am Lost overboard by accident: Brooms, bass. Patt 459, 1 in Number.

12 noon Dinner.

3.30pm Weighed anchor and proceeded.

4.00pm Tea.

8.45pm Anchored at Nanning.


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19 June 1919

Nanning

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Dinner.

3.00pm H.M.S. Tarantula arrived.

4.00pm Tea.


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20 June 1919

Nanning

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

10.00am H.M.S. Tarantula left harbour.

12 noon Dinner.

4.00pm Tea.


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21 June 1919

Nanning

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands preparing for coaling.

8.00am Breakfast.

8.30am Commenced coaling.

11.00am Finished coaling.

12 noon Hands employed cleaning ship.

4.00pm Tea.


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22 June 1919

Nanning

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Weighed anchor and proceeded up river.

7.30am Hands cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

12 noon Dinner.

4.00pm Tea.

6.00pm Anchored at Ha Hong.


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23 June 1919

Ha Hong

5.00am Called hands.

5.30am Weighed anchor and proceeded up river.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Dinner.

4.00pm Tea.

6.30pm Anchored at Na. Po.


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24 June 1919

Na Po

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Dinner.

4.00pm Tea.


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25 June 1919

Na-Po

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed painting ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Dinner.

4.00pm Tea.


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26 June 1919

Na Po

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

12 noon Dinner.

4.00pm Tea.


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27 June 1919

Na Po

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Dinner.

4.00pm Tea.


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28 June 1919

Na Po

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

11.45am Weighed anchor and proceeded to Po She.

4.00pm Tea.

4.47pm anchored at Po Seh.

5.30pm Weighed anchor and proceeded to Na Po.

8.25pm Anchored at Na Po.


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29 June 1919

Na Po

5.45am Called hands.

5.45am Weighed anchor and proceeded toward Nanning.

7.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

12 noon Dinner.

4.00pm Tea.

8.50pm Anchored at Nanning.


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30 June 1919

Nanning

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Prepared for coaling.

8.00am Breakfast.

10.00am Commenced coaling.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Dinner.

2.30pm Finished coaling.

4.00pm Tea.



LOGS FOR JULY 1919


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1 July 1919

Nanning

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Dinner.

4.00pm Tea.


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2 July 1919

Nanning

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Dinner.

4.00pm Tea.


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3 July 1919

Nanning

6.30am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Dinner.

4.00pm Tea.


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4 July 1919

Nanning

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Dinner.

4.00pm Tea.


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5 July 1919

Nanning

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed provisioning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

12 noon Dinner.

4.00pm Tea.


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6 July 1919

Nanning

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.30am Divisions.

12 noon Dinner.

4.00pm Tea.


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7 July 1919

Nanning

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed painting ship.

12 noon Dinner.

4.00pm Tea.


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8 July 1919

Nanning

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Dinner.

4.00pm Tea.


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9 July 1919

Nanning

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Dinner.

4.00pm Tea.


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10 July 1919

Nanning

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Dinner.

4.00pm Tea.


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11 July 1919

Nanning

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed as requisite.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Dinner.

4.00pm Tea.


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12 July 1919

Nanning

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed as requisite.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

12 noon Dinner.

4.00pm Tea.


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13 July 1919

Nanning

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.30am Divisions.

12 noon Dinner.

4.00pm Tea.


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14 July 1919

What is going on? The Moorhen has now been sitting in Nanning for over 2 weeks!

Nanning

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed painting ship.

12 noon Dinner.

4.00pm Tea.


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15 July 1919

Nanning

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Dinner.

4.00pm Tea.


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16 July 1919

Nanning

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed painting ship.

12 noon Dinner.

4.00pm Tea.


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17 July 1919

Nanning

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Dinner.

4.00pm Tea.


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18 July 1919

Nanning

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Dinner.

4.00pm Tea.


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19 July 1919

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

12 noon Dinner.

4.00pm Tea.


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20 July 1919

Nanning

5.30am Called hands.

6.00am Weighed anchor and proceeded down river.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Dinner.

3.30pm Anchored at Ping Yat.

4.00pm Tea.


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21 July 1919

This is a very long day. Unfortunately the log does not record just how far the Moorhen is travelling each day.

Nanning to Hong Kong

5.40am Called hands.

6.00am Weighed anchor and proceeded down river.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Dinner.

4.00pm Tea.

9.15pm Anchored at Wuchow.


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22 July 1919

Nanning to Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

8.30am Weighed anchor and proceeded down West River.

12 noon Dinner.

4.00pm Tea.

5.15pm Anchored at Sam Shui.


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23 July 1919

Nanning to Hong Kong

5.00am Called hands.

5.35am Weighed anchor and proceeded down West River.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Dinner.

3.32pm Arrived at Hong Kong and secured to South Wall of Camber.

4.00pm Tea.


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24 July 1919

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am First watch commenced leave. Remainder of hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Dinner.

1.30pm Hands employed as requisite.

4.00pm Tea.


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25 July 1919

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Dinner.

4.00pm Tea.


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26 July 1919

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands cleaning ship.

7.00am First watch returned from leave.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Second watch commenced leave.

12 noon Dinner.

4.00pm Tea.


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27 July 1919

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Dinner.

4.00pm Tea.


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28 July 1919

Two breakfast’s? I suspect that this may be another copyist’s error.

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.00am Second watch returned off leave.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Breakfast.

4.00pm Tea.

5.00pm 2 Able Bodied Seamen and 1 Leading Stoker discharged to H.M.S. Tamar.


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29 July 1919

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Dinner.

4.00pm Tea.


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30 July 1919

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Dinner.

4.00pm Tea.


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31 July 1919

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Dinner.

4.00pm Tea.



LOGS FOR AUGUST 1919


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1 August 1919

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

8.45am Hands employed painting ship.

12 noon Dinner.

5.00pm 1 Able Bodied Seaman joined ship from H.M.S. Tamar.


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2 August 1919

The body of a crew member is discovered floating in the Camber. How long had he been there? It was very late in the day when the body is reported as being discovered.

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

11.00am 1 Able Bodied Seaman discharged to Hospital.

12 noon Dinner.

1.30pm Hands employed as requisite.

4.00pm Tea.

5.00pm 2 Stokers and 1 Able Bodied Seaman joined ship.

5.30pm 2 Stokers discharged to H.M.S. Tamar.

9.30pm Body of Chief Engine Room Artificer found floating in Camber.


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3 August 1919

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

10.00am Church Party landed.

11.00am Church Party returned.

12 noon Dinner.

3.30pm Funeral party landed.

5.30pm Funeral party returned.


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4 August 1919

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Breakfast.

8.45am Hands employed as requisite.

9.30am Court of Enquiry into death of Chief Engine Room Artificer held.

12 noon Dinner.

1.30pm Hands employed as requisite.

4.00pm Tea.


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5 August 1919

Hong Kong to Canton (Guangdong)

5.30am Called hands.

5.45am Hands preparing ship for sea. Cast off wires and proceeded out of Camber. Course and speed as required for leaving harbour.

7.00am Passed Kap Sing Mun.

8.00am Breakfast.

8.20am Black Point abeam.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

9.41am Fish stakes aft.

11.04am Sampan Chan aft.

12 noon Dinner.

3.21pm Passed Faishek Barrier.

4.00pm Tea.

4.30pm Arrived at Canton and secured to buoys.


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6 August 1919

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Breakfast.

8.45am Hands employed as requisite.

11.45am Cleared up decks.

12 noon Dinner.

12.30pm Piped leave.

4.00pm Tea.


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7 August 1919

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30 Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Breakfast.

8.45am Hands employed as requisite.

11.00am Coaled ship. 8 tons.

11.45am Cleared up decks.

12 noon Dinner.

4.00pm Tea.


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8 August 1919

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed painting ship.

7.00am 1 rating discharged to Hospital.

8.00am Breakfast.

8.45am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Dinner.

4.00pm Tea.


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9 August 1919

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.00am Breakfast.

8.45am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Dinner.

2.20pm H.M.S. Robin arrived.

4.00pm Tea.


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10 August 1919

From today there is no mention of meals made in the logs. Possibly because the log keeper has now started to write in the time every fourth hour e.g. ‘8 o clock’ in the same part of the log. There is no sign of the midday distance and location being recorded.

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

9.15am Divisions.

10.00am Hands to Church.

2.50pm H.M.S. Robin left harbour.


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11 August 1919

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.45am Hands employed as requisite.

12.45pm H.M.S. Sandpiper arrived.


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12 August 1919

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.45am Hands employed as requisite.

10.40am Slipped and proceeded, course and speed as requisite.

11.23am Entered Hamilton Creek 8 knots. Course and speed as requisite for passing through [???].

1.18pm Enterd Tze Nai Channel.

3.0opm Entered Luk Lao Creek.

4.05pm Passed Kum Chuk Rapids 6 knot current, full speed.

7.00pm Anchored off Ha Tung Chuen.


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13 August 1919

Canton (Guangdong) to Wuchow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Weighed anchor and proceeded. Course as requisite for proceeding up West River.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

10.51am Shui Hing, large pagoda abeam.

12 noon Lo Kang Joss House abeam.

5.25pm Anchored off Nam Kong (3 shackles).


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14 August 1919

Canton (Guangdong) to Wuchow (Wuzhou)

5.00am Called watch of stokers.

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.00am Weighed anchor. Course and speed as requisite for proceeding up West River.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.30am Hands employed as requisite.

9.53am Passed through Dosing Bar.

1.42pm Anchored at Wuchow (Wuzhou).


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15 August 1919

Wuchow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.45am Hands employed as requisite.


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16 August 1919

Wuchow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed preparing ship for coaling.

7.00am Commenced coaling.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

9.00am Finished coaling.

9.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.


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17 August 1919

Wuchow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

9.30am Hands to divisions.

10.00am Church.


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18 August 1919

Wuchow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.45am Hands employed as requisite.

10.30am Exercised fire stations.


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19 August 1919

Wuchow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.45am Hands employed as requisite.


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20 August 1919

Wuchow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.45am Hands employed as requisite.


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21 August 1919

Wuchow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.45am Hands employed preparing ship for sea.

9.15am Weighed anchor and proceeded down West River 8 knots, course as requisite.

11.45am Dosing Bar passed. Passed H.M.S. Sandpiper.

5.50pm Anchored in 8½ fathoms water. Far Wan village.


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22 August 1919

While reading these logs you come across records of some strange objects being lost overboard. Today’s reported loss seems exceptionally strange – it makes a brass broom head seem very logical, although I am still thinking about that one. Is it that brass is more resistant to corrosion by sea water than steel, or the fact that brass does not create sparks – important when cleaning close to explosives?

Wuchow (Wuzhou) to Canton (Guangdong)

2.45am Heavy squall, let go 2nd anchor.

6.45am Called hands.

7.00am Weighed anchor and proceeded down West River.

8.45am Hands employed cleaning ship.

12.40pm Heavy South Easterly squalls and rain force 4.

1.50pm Anchored at Kum Chuk.

2.30pm Lost overboard by accident during sudden squall. Bath, sponge, 30 inches, one.


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23 August 1919

Kum Chuk

6.30am Called hands.

6.45am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.45am Hands employed as requisite.


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24 August 1919

Kum Chuk to Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30 am Quarters clean guns.

9.00am Weighed anchor and proceeded through Kum Chuk Rapids toward Canton (Guangdong).

10.00am Passed through Luk Lao Creek.

2.15pm Arrived at Pak Hin Kok and secured to wharf. Coaled ship.

4.15pm Left wharf and proceeded to Canton (Guangdong).

4.50pm Secured to buoys.


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25 August 1919

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed as requisite.

7.00am 2 ratings discharged to Hospital in Hong Kong.

8.45am Hands employed as requisite.


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26 August 1919

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed scraping ship side.

7.00am 1 rating discharged to Hospital Hong Kong.

8.45am Hands employed as requisite.


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27 August 1919

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.45am Hands employed as requisite.


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28 August 1919

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.45am Hands employed as requisite.


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29 August 1919

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.45am Hands employed as requisite.

10.30am Exercised action stations.

1.00pm H.M.S. Sandpiper arrived.


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30 August 1919

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.45am Hands employed as requisite.

11.00am U.S.S. Pampanga arrived.


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31 August 1919

Canton (Guangdong)

5.38am H.M.S. Sandpiper left harbour.

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

800am 1 Senior Petty Officer and 2 Stokers joined ship.

8.45am Cleared up decks.

9.30am Church party landed.

11.30am Church party returned.



LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1919


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1 September 1919

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.45am Hands employed painting ship.


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2 September 1919

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed painting ship.

8.45am Hands employed as requisite.


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3 September 1919

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.45am Hands employed as requisite.


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4 September 1919

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.45am Hands employed as requisite.


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5 September 1919

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.45am Hands employed as requisite.

4.50pm H.M.S. Sandpiper arrived.


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6 September 1919

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed painting ship.

8.45am Hands employed painting ship.

10.30am Slipped from buoys and proceeded at 8 knots, course as requisite for proceeding down Back Reach.

12.25pm Collinson Barrier.

12.30pm Speed 9 knots.

2.00pm Lost overboard by firing of Webley Scott Pistol, 56 empty cylinders.

6.40pm Anchored at Chu Lu Kok Island. 1 shackle in 2¾ fathoms of water.


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7 September 1919

Canton (Guangdong) to Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.30am Weighed anchor and proceeded through Kap Sui Mun, Speed 8 knots and course as requisite.

11.15am Arrived at Hong Kong and secured to No. 9 buoy.

1.00pm 1 Engine Room Artificer and 1 Stoker discharged to Hospital.


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8 September 1919

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.45am Hands employed as requisite.

1.00pm 1 Able Bodied Seaman joined ship from Hospital.


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9 September 1919

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.45am Hands commenced coaling.

11.00am Finished coaling (10 tons).

3.00pm 1 Chief Engine Room Artificer joined ship from H.M.S. Tamar.


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10 September 1919

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.45am Hands employed as requisite.


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11 September 1919

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.45am Hands employed as requisite.


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12 September 1919

We see a good example of how personnel are rotated in and out of H.M.S. Tamar here. First the replacement joins the ship then, usually around an hour later, the man being replaced leaves the ship. This is will ensure that the Moorhen is never left shorthanded as the result of a planned crew rotation.

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.45am Hands employed as requisite.

4.30pm 1 Engine Room Artificer joined ship from H.M.S. Tamar.

5.00pm 1 Engine Room Artificer discharged to H.M.S. Tamar.


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13 September 1919

Hong Kong

5.30am Called hands.

6.00am Slipped from buoys and proceeded at 8 knots.

7.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Carried out quarterly firing practice off Linton Island. 2 misfired cartridges thrown overboard. Lost overboard by accident, 258 empty .303 cylinders.

10.00am Proceeded at 8 knots for Hang Mun Entrance.

12.55pm Hong Mun Entrance. Proceeded by Sailam Channel and Junction Channel.

6.10 Anchored at Mahning Bar 2 shackles, 4 fathoms water.


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14 September 1919

Hong Kong to Wuchow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.00am Weighed anchor. Speed 9 knots, course as requisite for proceeding up West River.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

4.25pm Shui Hing Pagoda.

5.20pm Anchored at Fu Wan. 2 shackles. 6 fathoms water.


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15 September 1919

Hong Kong to Wuchow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.10am Weighed anchor and proceeded at 9 knots.

8.45am Hands employed as requisite.

10.00am Yuet Shing abeam.

5.20pm Anchored at Red Hill Bank 1½ shackles, 3½ fathoms.


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16 September 1919

Hong Kong to Wuchow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.00am Weighed anchor and proceeded at 9 knots.

10.40am Arrived at Wuchow and anchored off Commissioner’s House 1½ shackles. in 1½ fathoms water.


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17 September 1919

Wuchow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.30am Cleared up decks.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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18 September 1919

Wuchow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed as requisite.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.45am Hands employed as requisite.

1.00pm 4 ratings joined ship.

1.30pm 1 rating discharged to Hospital.


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19 September 1919

Wuchow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30 Quarters clean guns.

9.15am Hands employed as requisite.

10.00am Exercised action stations.


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20 September 1919

Wuchow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.45am Hands employed as requisite.

1.00pm 3 ratings discharged to H.M.S. Tamar.


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21 September 1919

Wuchow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.45am Cleared up deck.


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22 September 1919

Wuchow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.50am Weighed anchor and proceeded alongside coaling plant. Coaled ship 10 tons.

9.15am Hands employed as requisite.

12.30pm 1 rating discharged to Hospital.

1.00pm Left coaling berth.

1.10pm Proceeded down river at 8 knots.

5.45pm Anchored at Nam Kong Pagoda 4 fathoms water, 1½ shackles.


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23 September 1919

Wuchow (Wuzhou) to Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.00am Weighed anchor and proceeded down river 8 knots

9.15am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Shui Hing Pagoda abeam.

2.40 Arrived at Sam Shui and anchored (1 shackle) in 2 fathoms water.


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24 September 1919

Wuchow (Wuzhou) to Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.00am Weighed anchor and proceeded at 8 knots. Course as requisite to pass down river and by Junction Channel and Siawan Channel.

9.15am Hands employed as requisite.

1.10pm Bullock Point abeam.

1.50pm Essex Point.

4.30pm Passed Hill Passage.

6.00pm Anchored in Collinson Reach (1 shackle).


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25 September 1919

Wuchow (Wuzhou) to Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30 Weighed and proceeded to Canton at 8 knots.

7.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.45pm Arrived at Canton and secured to buoys.

9.15am Hands employed as requisite,


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26 September 1919

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

9.15am Hands employed as requisite.

10.00am Exercised action stations.


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27 September 1919

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.45am Cleared up deck.


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28 September 1919

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.45am Cleared up deck.

9.30am Divisions.

10.15am Church Party landed.

11.45am Church Party returned.


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29 September 1919

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

9.15am Hands employed as requisite.


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30 September 1919

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.15am Hands employed as requisite.



LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1919


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1 October 1919

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

9.15am Hands employed as requisite.


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2 October 1919

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

9.15am Hands employed as requisite.


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3 October 1919

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.15am Hands employed as requisite.


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4 October 1919

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.15am Hands employed as requisite.


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5 October 1919

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

9.15am Hands employed as requisite.


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6 October 1919

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.15am Hands employed as requisite.


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7 October 1919

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.00am Slipped buoys and proceeded at 8 knots. Course as requisite for proceeding down river.

9.15am Hands employed as requisite.

3.35pm Anchored in Carth Peak Bay 2½ fathoms water, 1 shackle.


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8 October 1919

Canton (Guangdong) to Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Weighed anchor and proceeded.

8.30am Dropped target and carried out Maxim firing.

9.00am Proceeded at 8 knots.

10.35am Arrived at Hong Kong and secured to No 9 buoy.

2.00pm 2 ratings discharged to Hospital.

4.00pm 4 ratings joined ship from H.M.S. Tamar.


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9 October 1919

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands preparing ship for coaling.

7.30am Commenced coaling.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

1.00pm Hands employed cleaning ship.


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10 October 1919

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

9.15am Hands employed as requisite.

2.00pm 1 rating discharged to Hospital.


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11 October 1919

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.


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12 October 1919

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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This is a little strange. The Moorhen has just refuelled but now she is being towed to the Camber. Why?

13 October 1919

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

9.15am Hands employed as requisite.

1.30pm Ship towed from buoy into Naval Camber and secured to East wall.


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14 October 1919

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.15am Hands employed as requisite.

1.00pm 1 rating joined ship from Hospital.


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15 October 1919

This may be the answer to why the Moorhen was towed. Removing ammunition looks like the crew are preparing to take her in to dry dock. In this case the previous coaling could have been unloading her bunkers to lighten her as part of preparing her for dry dock. These logs are usually cryptic, giving the bare minimum of information about what the ship and her crew are doing at any time.

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

10.00am Hands employed returning ammunition.


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16 October 1919

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed preparing to shift ship.

7.30am Ship towed from Camber and secured to buoy outside dry dock.

8.15am Ship entered dry dock.

9.00am Hands employed scraping ship’s bottom.

1.00pm Hands employed scraping ship’s bottom.

5.00pm 1 rating discharged to H.M.S. Tarantula.


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17 October 1919

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.15am Hands employed scraping ship’s bottom.

1.30pm Hands employed as requisite.

5.00pm 1 rating discharged.


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18 October 1919

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.15am Hands employed as requisite.


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19 October 1919

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.30am Divisions.

10.30am Church Party lands.

11.30am Church Party returned.


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20 October 1919

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.15am Hands employed as requisite.


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21 October 1919

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.15am Hands employed as requisite.

12.30pm 1 rating discharged to Hospital.

1.00pm Hands employed as requisite.

2.30pm 1 rating joined ship from Hospital.


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22 October 1919

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.15am Hands employed as requisite.

1.00pm 1 rating joined ship from Hospital.


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23 October 1919

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.15am Hands employed as requisite.

1.30pm Hands employed as requisite.


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24 October 1919

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.15am Hands employed as requisite.

1.30pm Hands employed as requisite.


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25 October 1919

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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26 October 1919

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.30am Divisions.

10.00am Church Party landed.

11.00am Church Party returned.


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27 October 1919

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.15am Hands employed as requisite.

1.30pm Hands employed as requisite.


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28 October 1919

The Moorhen is refloated and leaves dry dock.

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Commenced flooding dock.

8.15am Hands employed as requisite.

9.00am Ship floated.

10.15am Ship left dock.

10.45am Secured alongside South East wall Naval Camber.


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29 October 1919

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Hands employed painting ship.


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30 October 1919

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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31 October 1919

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed drawing and embarking stores and ammunition.



LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1919


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Report to Vice Admiral Sir Alexander L. Duff P[?].C.B. R.d., Commander in Chief China Station signed and dated 1st December 1919. Details of ordinary speed or consumption exceeded. One instance: 3rd November 1919, 8 hours duration, 11.65 miles on average each hour, coal expended 0.57 tons per hour, 20.5 miles run per ton of coal, reason – quarterly power trial.


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1 November 1919

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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2 November 1919

The Commander-in-Chief inspects the Moorhen.

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.45am Church Party landed.

10.45am Church Party returned.

11.00am Commander-in-Chief inspected ship.


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3 November 1919

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am 1 rating joined ship from Hospital.

8.45am Left Naval Camber and proceeded at 12 knots and course as requisite for entering Canton River.

10.15am Eased speed to 11½ knots.

4.00pm Proceeded by Front Reach course and speed as requisite.

6.25pm Arrived at Canton and secured to buoys off Shameen (Shamian Island).


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4 November 1919

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

8.30am Slipped buoy and proceeded at 8 knots. Course as requisite for passing down back reach.

11.40am Entered Hill Passage.

3.50pm Entered Luk Lao Creek.

5.00pm Passed Kum Chuk Rapids.

5.12pm Anchored at Kum Chuk 3 fathoms of water, 1½ shackles.


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5 November 1919

This entry suggests that the person recording the log was recording place names phonetically. The anchorage was originally written as ‘Fan Kay’ and this was subsequently modified to read ‘Fan Kai’.

Canton (Guangdong) to Wuchow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.00am Weighed anchor and proceeded at 8 knots up West River.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

9.15am Hands employed as requisite.

12.15 Anchored at Fan Kai 9 feet of water at ½ shackle.


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6 November 1919

Canton (Guangdong) to Wuchow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.00am Weighed anchor and proceeded at 8 knots up West River.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

4.25pm Anchored at Halok in 4 fathoms water at 1 shackle.


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7 November 1919

Canton (Guangdong) to Wuchow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Weighed and proceeded at 8 knots up West River.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

1.30pm Anchored at Wuchow (Wuzhou) (1 shackle).

2.00pm Laid out stern anchor.


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8 November 1919

Wuchow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

9.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.


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9 November 1919

Wuchow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

9.30am Divisions.

10.ooam Church.


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10 November 1919

Wuchow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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11 November 1919

Wuchow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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12 November 1919

Wuchow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

9.15am Hands employed as requisite.


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13 November 1919

Wuchow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

9.30am Hands employed as requisite.


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14 November 1919

Wuchow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

9.30am Exercised action and surprise attack stations.


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15 November 1919

Wuchow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.

11.00am Quarters clean guns.


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16 November 1919

Wuchow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

9.30am Divisions.

10.00am Church.


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17 November 1919

Wuchow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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18 November 1919

Wuchow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.00am Weighed anchor and proceeded at 8 knots down river.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

9.45am Dosing Bar.

6.00pm Anchored at Lok Yum in 2½ fathoms at 1½ shackles.


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19 November 1919

The log gives no connection between the place Lok Yum where the Moorhen is recorded as having anchored up yesterday and Howlick – the place where the Moorhen is recorded as stating and staying for all of today.

Howlick

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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20 November 1919

Howlick

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.00am Weighed anchor and proceeded at 8 knots down river.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

11.45am Passed Kum Chuk Rapids.

4.30pm Faishek Barrier.

4.45pm Arrived at Canton and secured to Coaling Wharf, Pak Hin Kok.


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21 November 1919

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed preparing ship for coaling.

7.00am Commenced coaling.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

9.30am 1 rating joined ship.

11.00am Finished coaling, 35 tons.

11.20am Left coaling wharf and proceeded at 8 knots down river.

5.50pm Anchored at Bullock Point at 1 shackle in 3 fathoms.


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22 November 1919

Canton (Guangdong) to Kong Mun (Jiangmen)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

9.15am Hands employed as requisite.

9.00am Weighed anchor and proceeded at 8 knots by Tailung Channel and Junction Channel.

1.20 Anchored at Kong Mun (Jiangmen) ½ Shackle in 9 fathoms.


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23 November 1919

Kong Mun (Jiangmen)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.30am Divisions.

10.00am Church.


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24 November 1919

Kong Mun (Jiangmen)

6.00am Called hands. Let go of second anchor.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.25am Weighed both anchors.

8.10 Proceeded up river at 8 knots.

10.15 Entered Junction Creek.

1.00pm Passed by Junction Channel and Saiwan Creek.

4.01pm Left Hill Passage.

5.08pm Anchored at Danes Island in 4½ fathoms at 1½ shackles.


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25 November 1919

Kong Mun (Jiangmen) to Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Weighed and proceeded up river.

10.15am Secured to buoys off Shameen (Shamian Island).


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26 November 1919

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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27 November 1919

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed painting ship.

9.15am Hands employed painting ship.


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28 November 1919

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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29 November 1919

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

11.00am Quarters clean guns.


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30 November 1919

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Quarters clean guns.

9.30am Divisions.



LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1919


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1 December 1919

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Slipped buoys and proceeded alongside coaling wharf. Commenced coaling

11.45am Finished coaling

12.00 noon Slipped and proceeded at 8 knots via Hill Passage.

4.50pm Anchored at Essex Point in 4½ fathoms at 1½ shackles.


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2 December 1919

Canton (Guangdong) to Wuchow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.00am Weighed and proceeded at 8 knots.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

10.00am Passed through Shun Tuk Branch.

10.45am Kum Chuk Rapids (4 knots).

5.00pm Anchored at Lok Yum in 3½ fathoms at 1 shackle.


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3 December 1919

An entry appears to have been erased from this log that would be timed at 5.00pm.

Canton (Guangdong) to Wuchow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.15am Hands employed as requisite.


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4 December 1919

Canton (Guangdong) to Wuchow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.00am Weighed anchor and proceeded up river at 8 knots.

8.30am Anchored at Shui Hing in 5½ fathoms at 1½ shackles.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

10.10am Weighed anchor and proceeded up river 8 knots.

5.07pm Anchored at Tui Yik Joss House in 4½ fathoms at ½ shackles.


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5 December 1919

Canton (Guangdong) to Wuchow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Weighed anchor and proceeded 8 knots.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

2.20 Anchored at Wuchow (Wuzhou) at 1½ shackles in 2½ fathoms.


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6 December 1919

Having arrived at Wuchow the Moorhen starts another of the long periods moored up in harbour that are so characteristic of her behaviour. No explanation of these long periods of seeming inactivity is offered in the logs. There is also the issue of the spelling of the place name. Is it Wuchow or is it Wu Chow? Phonetically the two are essentially the same but the logs are not consistent in their usage.

Wuchow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.15am Hands employed cleaning ship.


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7 December 1919

Wuchow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.30am Divisions.

10.00am Church.


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8 December 1919

Wuchow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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9 December 1919

Wuchow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.


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10 December 1919

Wuchow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.15am Hands employed as requisite.


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11 December 1919

Wuchow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.15am Hands employed as requisite.


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12 December 1919

Wuchow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

1.00pm 2 ratings discharged to Hospital.


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13 December 1919

The Moorhen does not appear to be a very healthy place. In just two days a total of six ratings have been discharged to hospital!

Wuchow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

1.00pm 4 ratings discharged to Hospital.


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14 December 1919

Wuchow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.30am Divisions.

10.00am Church.


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15 December 1919

Wuchow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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16 December 1919

Wuchow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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17 December 1919

Wuchow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.15am Hands employed as requisite.

9.30am 1 rating joined ship.


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18 December 1919

Wuchow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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19 December 1919

There is evidence of poor record keeping on this page. A log entry saying that the Moorhen has weighed anchor timed at 7.20am has been struck out – as have the hourly records of distance and course from the left of the page together with the record of anchoring up at the end of the day. However, the changes are not initialled nor is the page signed off as correct. This is not the usual adherence to procedure that one expects from military personnel.

Wuchow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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20 December 1919

This appears to be the correct day for the journey down river as all those entries that were struck from the previous day’s record are repeated on this page.

Wuchow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands preparing ship for sea.

7.20am Weighed and proceeded down river at 7 knots.

9.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

5.38pm Anchored at Tai Wan at 1½ shackles in 5½ fathoms.


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21 December 1919

Wuchow (Wuzhou) to Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.00am Weighed anchor and proceeded at 7 knots down river.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

5.30pm Anchored at Wanj Mun in 3½ fathoms at 1½ shackles.


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22 December 1919

Wuchow (Wuzhou) to Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.00am Weighed anchor and proceeded at 7knots.

10.05am Dropped target off Lintin Ho.

10.30 Carried out firing, course and speed as requisite.

11.10am Picked up target and proceeded at 7knots.

3.20pm Arrived at Hong Kong and secured to No. 9 buoy.


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23 December 1919

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

1.30pm Hands employed as requisite.


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24 December 1919

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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25 December 1919

Christmas Day so not disappointed by the lack of activity as not expecting much to be done on board ship today other than basic housekeeping.

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.


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26 December 1919

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am 1st Watch proceeded on 48 hours leave.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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27 December 1919

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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28 December 1919

First watch return from leave for 8am today so it is possible to let the second watch go off on leave today.

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am 2nd Watch proceeded on 48 hours leave.


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29 December 1919

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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30 December 1919

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Hands returned from leave.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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31 December 1919

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

1.00pm Hands employed as requisite.



LOGS FOR JANUARY 1920


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Details of ship’s barometer and thermometers: Barometer - Aneroid - Short & Mason's; Thermometer - Negretti & Zambra - Air 29151 - Wet 29152; Thermometer for sea - Reynolds & Co


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1 January 1920

New Year’s Day 1920.

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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2 January 1920

The Moorhen is preparing to set out again.

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed drawing stores.


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3 January 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.


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4 January 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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5 January 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

11.45am Slipped and proceeded at 8 knots through Ram[bb?] Pass.

1.30pm Hands employed as requisite.

2.15pm Anchored Castle Peak Bay in 4½ fathoms at 2½ shackles.


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6 January 1920

The weather records show that there are force 6 winds in the early hours so it is not surprising to see the Moorhen drop a second anchor.

Hong Kong to Kong Mun (Jiangmen)

1.25am Let go 2nd anchor.

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

9.15am Weighed 1st anchor.

9.30am Weighed 2nd anchor and proceeded at 8 knots. Course as requisite for entry into Junk Fleet entrance.

11.45am Exercised General Quarters fixed Mas[???].

2.25 Anchored at Wong Mun in 3½ fathoms at 2 shackles.


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7 January 1920

Hong Kong to Kong Mun (Jiangmen)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

10.45am Weighed anchor and proceeded at 8 knots.

11.00am Lost overboard by accident Block, 6 inches 1 in number.

11.30am Proceeding via Kerr Channel and Yellow Reach.

4 36pm Anchored at Kong Mun (Jiangmen) in 1½ fathoms at 2 shackles.


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8 January 1920

Kong Mun (Jiangmen)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed painting ship.


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9 January 1920

Kong Mun (Jiangmen)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

11.25am Weighed and proceeded at 8 knots by Sandpiper Creek.

5.55pm Anchored at Essex Point in 3½ fathoms at 1½ shackles.


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10 January 1920

Kong Mun (Jiangmen) to Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.15am Weighed and proceeded to Siawan Channel and Hill Passage.

8.40am Speed 9 knots.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

1.10pm Secured to China Merchant’s buoy off Shameen (Shamian Island).

3.00pm Slipped and proceeded to Pak Hin Hok.

3.30pm Commenced coaling.

5.50pm Finished coaling.


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11 January 1920

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

3.28pm H.M.S. Fame arrived in harbour.


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12 January 1920

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.55am Slipped and proceeded at 8 knots.

11.00am Passed by Saiwan Channel and Tailung Channel.

6.00pm Anchored Mahnim Bay at 1 shackle in 3½ fathoms.


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13 January 1920

There is an ambiguity in the anchorage details on today’s log. The depth of water is given as “8ft”. Normally, these depths are given in fathoms but when the water is shallow the depth is sometimes recorded in feet. Unfortunately it is not always easy to distinguish the unit from the log entry. In this case the log is telling us that the Moorhen is navigating up the West River. In these circumstances ’8 fathoms’ seems an unlikely depth of water. Hence the interpretation as ‘8 feet’ of water – fairly shallow but plenty for a ship with a maximum draft of somewhere around 3 feet. However, then the 1½ shackles of anchor cable seems a lot for such a shallow anchorage. For more information on these archaic Imperial measures in this context see http://gwydir.demon.co.uk/jo/units/length.htm#sea.

While attempting to find out more about the West River I stumbled across the site http://oldshameen.com. This includes some interesting material on the history of Shameen – now known as Shamian Island – including a number of photographs believed to date from1920. Two of these, see http://oldshameen.com/img/gallery/bros-11r.jpg and http://oldshameen.com/img/gallery/bros-12r.jpg feature images of what appear to be gunboats moored up to a buoy. I wonder if the ship in the first image might be the Moorhen?

Canton (Guangdong) to Sam Shui

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning down from aloft.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

9.45am Weighed and proceeded at 8 knots up the West River.

3.00pm Anchored at Sam Shui in 8 feet at 1½ shackles.


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14 January 1920

Sam Shui

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed painting ship.

9.00am Hands employed painting ship.


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15 January 1920

Sam Shui

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.25am Weighed anchor and proceeded at 8 knots up the West River.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

10.50am Anchored at Lok Yum in 2½ fathoms at 1½ shackles.

4.00pm Proceeded alongside H.M.S. Tarantula.


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16 January 1920

How Lick

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

6.50am H.M.S. Tarantula sailed.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

2.05pm Weighed anchor and proceeded at 8 knots up river.

3.40pm Anchored at Shui Hing in 5 fathoms at 1 shackle.

5.10pm Weighed anchor and proceeded at 8 knots up river.

6.05pm Anchored at Tai Wan in 5½ fathoms at 2 shackles.


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17 January 1920

Howlick

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12.20pm Weighed anchor and proceeded at 8 knots down river.

5.10pm Anchored Pak Nai at 2 shackles in 2½ fathoms.


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18 January 1920

Howlick to Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

10.00am Weighed anchor and proceeded at 8 knots down river.

5.50 Anchored at Stone Barrier, Sai Wan Channel at 1½ shackles in 2 fathoms.


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19 January 1920

Howlick to Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Weighed anchor and proceeded at 8 knots by Hill Passage.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite for entering harbour.

12.25pm Secured to buoys off Shameen (Shamian Island).


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20 January 1920

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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21 January 1920

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

4.30pm H.M.S. Tarantula arrived in harbour.

6.15pm U.S.S. Pampanga arrived.


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22 January 1920

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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23 January 1920

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Slipped and proceeded.

7.42am Secured Pak Hin Hok.

8.00am Commenced coaling.

12.10pm Slipped and proceeded down river.

5.25pm Anchored in Gutzlaff Channel in 5 fathoms at 1½ shackles.


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24 January 1920

Gutzlaff Channel

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Weighed and proceeded at 8 knots down river.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

1.20pm Anchored in Kok Bay in10 feet of water at 1 shackle.

2.45pm Weighed anchor and proceeded at 8 knots.

3.30pm Anchored at Castle Peak Bay in 5 fathoms at 2 shackles.


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25 January 1920

Something has happened over night in Castle Peak Bay. A second anchor is dropped at one o’clock in the morning. Then the Moorhen shifts her anchorage early in the day. Unfortunately the log gives us no reason for these events. The one thing that we can be pretty certain of is that this time it was not the weather that was the issue.

Castle Peak

1.00am Let go second anchor.

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.45am Weighed both anchors

9.00am Anchored East side of Castle Peak Bay.

10.00am Church.


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26 January 1920

Castle Peak

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Weighed anchor and proceeded at 8 knots.

7.00am Course S 65 W at 8 knots.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

10.15am Course as requisite for entering harbour.

10.38am Anchored at Macao (Macau) in12 feet water at ½ shackle.

2.45pm Weighted anchor and shifted to CP2 buoys.


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27 January 1920

Macao (Macau)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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28 January 1920

Macao (Macau)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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29 January 1920

Macao (Macau)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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30 January 1920

Macao (Macau)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed painting ship.


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31 January 1920

Macao (Macau)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.



LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1920


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Ordinary speed and consumption exceeded report. One instance from15 February 1920: time 4 hours; average distance run per hour 11.4 miles; coal expended for all purposes per hour 1.26 tons; distance run per ton of coal 9.048 miles; reason for excess –quarterly power trail. Report dated1 March 1920.


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1 February 1920

Macao (Macau)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

10.00am Church.


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2 February 1920

Macao (Macau)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed painting.


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3 February 1920

Macao (Macau)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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4 February 1920

Macao (Macau)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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5 February 1920

Macao (Macau)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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6 February 1920

Macao (Macau)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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7 February 1920

Macao (Macau)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.


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8 February 1920

Macao (Macau)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.30am Divisions.

10.00am Church.


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9 February 1920

Macao (Macau)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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10 February 1920

Macao (Macau)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

2.00pm 1 rating joined ship from H.M.S. Tamar.


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11 February 1920

Macao (Macau)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.


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12 February 1920

Macao (Macau)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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13 February 1920

Macao (Macau)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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14 February 1920

Macao (Macau)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.


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15 February 1920

Macao (Macau)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

10.00am Divisions.

10.30am Church.

2.30pm Slipped buoys and proceeded at 8 knots.

2.53pm Fairway Buoys abeam. Course N 80 E at full speed.

4.03pm Topmast carried away.

4.44pm Lantau, South West Point abeam.

5.00pm Eased to 8 knots.

7.10pm Secured to No 8 buoy, Hong Kong


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16 February 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

1.30pm Hands employed as requisite.

2.00pm 1 rating joined ship from H.M.S. Tamar.


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17 February 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

1.00pm 1 rating joined ship from H.M.S. Tamar.


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18 February 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am Commenced coaling.

11.20am Finished coaling.

1.00pm 1 rating joined ship.


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19 February 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

1.00pm 1 rating joined ship.


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20 February 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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21 February 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

5.00pm 1 rating discharged to Royal Naval Hospital.


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22 February 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am H.M.S. Sandpiper left harbour.

9.30am Divisions.

10.00am Church.


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23 February 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

1.00pm 1 rating discharged to Hospital.


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24 February 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.00am U.S.S. Pampanga left harbour.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

2.00pm 1 rating joined ship from H.M.S. Tamar.


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25 February 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

2.00pm 1 rating joined ship from Hospital.


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26 February 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

1.00pm 1 rating joined ship.

5.00pm 3 ratings discharged to H.M.S. Tamar.

5.30pm 2 ratings joined ship from H.M.S. Fame.


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27 February 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed as requisite.

8.00am Slipped and proceeded at 8 knots.

12.35pm Sanpan Channel Light abeam.

5.20pm Anchored Senhouse Creek At 1 shackle in 3 fathoms.


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28 February 1920

Hong Kong to Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.55am Weighed anchor and proceeded at 8 knots.

10.10am Secured to coaling wharf at Pak Hin Hok.

12.45am Finished coaling.

2.20pm Slipped and proceeded to buoys off Shameen (Shamian Island).

2.43pm Secured to buoys.


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29 February 1920

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed as requisite.

9.30am Divisions.

10.15am Church Party landed.

11.30am Church Party returned.



LOGS FOR MARCH 1920


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1 March 1920

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed as requisite.

7.50am H.M.S. Robin left harbour.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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2 March 1920

The log pages from this day, and for around a week forward, appear to have been completed in pencil rather than the usual ink. This could indicate that the logs were being kept by a more junior member of the bridge crew while the usual log keepers were not available for some undisclosed reason.

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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3 March 1920

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

9.45am H.M.S. Tarantula left harbour.


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4 March 1920

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.15am Small arm company landed.

11.30am Landing party returned.


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5 March 1920

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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6 March 1920

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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7 March 1920

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

10.00am Church.


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8 March 1920

The entries now return to being written in ink as is usual for these logs.

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

11.40am Slipped and proceeded at 8 knots.

12.30pm Hamilton Creek entrance.

5.45pm Anchored at Kum Chuk at 1½ shackles in 7 fathoms of water.


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9 March 1920

Canton (Guangdong) to Wuchow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.0 Weighed and proceeded up river at 8 knots.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

1.15pm Anchored at Shai Po ¼ [???] 10 fathoms, 2½ shackles.


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10 March 1920

Canton (Guangdong) to Wuchow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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11 March 1920

Canton (Guangdong) to Wuchow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

9.10am Weighed anchor and proceeded at 6 knots.

11.10am Anchored at Lok Yum in 2 fathoms of water at 1 shackle.

1.40pm Weighed anchor and proceeded at 8 knots.

6.45pm Anchored at Kum Chin in 10 fathoms at 2 shackles.


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12 March 1920

Canton (Guangdong) to Wuchow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.0 Weighed anchor and proceeded at 8 knots.

9.00am Exercised surprise attack.

10.00am Increased speed to 9 knots.

5.45pm Anchored at Wuchow (Wuzhou) in 8 fathoms at 2 shackles.


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13 March 1920

Wuchow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.


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14 March 1920

Wuchow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.30am Divisions.

10.00am Church.


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15 March 1920

Wuchow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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16 March 1920

Wuchow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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17 March 1920

Wuchow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

10.00am 1 rating joined ship from H.M.S. Tamar.


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18 March 1920

Wuchow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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19 March 1920

Wuchow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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20 March 1920

Wuchow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.


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21 March 1920

Wuchow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.45am Divisions.

10.40am H.M.S. Robin arrived.


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22 March 1920

Wuchow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Weighed anchor and proceeded down river at 6 knots.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

6.15pm Anchored at Tai Kiang at 2 shackles in 4 fathoms.


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23 March 1920

Wuchow (Wuzhou) to Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

8.00am Weighed anchor and proceeded at 9 knots.

5.02pm Suilum Channel.

7.15pm Anchored at Wongmun in 3 fathoms at 2 shackles.


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24 March 1920

Wuchow (Wuzhou) to Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Weighed anchor and proceeded at 8 knots. Course as requisite for passing Junk Fleet Entrance.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

11.25am Sinhin Head Peak abeam.

1.25pm Kap Si Mun Passage.

2.12pm Secured to No 8 Buoy Hong Kong.

2.30pm 2 ratings joined ship.

5.00pm 1 officer, 4 ratings and 1 native stoker discharged to Hospital.

6.00pm 2 ratings discharged to H.M.S. Tamar.


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25 March 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed discharging stores.


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26 March 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Tugs secured alongside, slipped buoy.

8.00am proceeded to Naval Camber.

9.00am Hands employed discharging ammunition.


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27 March 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.


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28 March 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

10.00am Church.


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29 March 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Tugs secured alongside.

9.30am Proceeded in to dock.


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30 March 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

1.00pm Hands employed as requisite.


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31 March 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

1.00pm Hands employed as requisite.



LOGS FOR APRIL 1920


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1 April 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed ranging cable.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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2 April 1920

Good Friday – see http://www.maa.mhn.de/StarDate/publ_holidays.html

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

7.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

10.00am Church.


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3 April 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

7.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.


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4 April 1920

Easter Sunday

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

7.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

10.00am Church


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5 April 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

7.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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6 April 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

7.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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7 April 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

7.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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8 April 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.


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9 April 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

7.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

1.30pm Hands employed stowing cable.


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10 April 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

7.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Commenced flooding dock.

9.30am Ship floated.

11.00am Left dock and secured to East Wall of Naval Camber.


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11 April 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

7.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

10.30am Church.


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12 April 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

7.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

1.00pm Hands employed as requisite.

5.00pm 1 rating discharged to H.M.S. Tamar.


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13 April 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

7.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed painting down aloft.


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14 April 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

7.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am 2 ratings discharged to H.M.S. Tamar.

8.30am Hands employed as requisite.

10.00am 4 ratings discharged to H.M.S. Tamar.

1.30pm Hands employed as requisite.


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15 April 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.30am Hands employed as requisite.

1.30pm Hands employed as requisite.


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16 April 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

7.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.30am Hands employed drawing ammunition.

11.00am Hands employed embarking ammunition.

1.30pm Hands employed embarking ammunition.


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17 April 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

7.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.30am Hands employed as requisite.


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18 April 1920

This is a Sunday. When possible on a Sunday there is some form of religious activity. For the first time since her commissioning, the Moorhen’s log entries make reference to ‘Church Parties’ implying that the Moorhen is a multi-denominational ship. It would be interesting to learn a little more about the size of these groups and the denominations that they represent. Perhaps this will appear in a future log entry.

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

7.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.30am Church Parties landed.

11.30am Church Parties returned.


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19 April 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

7.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.30am Hands employed as requisite.

1.30pm Coaled ship. 38 tons.


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20 April 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

7.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.30am Hands employed as requisite.

1.30pm Hands employed as requisite.


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21 April 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

7.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

1.30pm Hands employed as requisite.


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22 April 1920

Another one of those silly errors in the log – it shows 4am twice!

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

7.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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23 April 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

7.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

1.30pm Hands employed as requisite.


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24 April 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

7.00am Hands employed as requisite.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

2.00pm 1 rating discharged to H.M.S. Fame.

5.00pm 1 rating joined ship from H.M.S. Fame.


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25 April 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

7.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.30am Church Party landed.

11.30am Church Party returned.


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26 April 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

7.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

1.30pm Hands employed as requisite.


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27 April 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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28 April 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed as requisite.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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29 April 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

1.30pm Hands employed as requisite.


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30 April 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

1.30pm Hands employed as requisite.



LOGS FOR MAY 1920


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Report of ‘Ordinary speed or consumption exceeded’ for month of May 1920.


Date

No of
hours
exceeded

Distance run
per hour.

Average miles

Coal expended per hour
Average tons

Distance run per ton of coal.
Average miles

Reasons for exceeding

12 May

12hr 30min

7.9

0.73

10.8

Proceeding up West River through rapids etc. revolutions for 11 knots. 3.1 knots average current.

13 May

9hr 30min

9.1

0.73

10.8

Proceeding up West River through rapids 11 knots. 3.1 knots. Average current 3.9 knots.


The report is addressed to: Vice Admiral Sir S. L. Duff R.C.B. R.N., H.M.S. Mawkins, Commander-in-Chief, China Station.


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Details of Moorhen’s metrological instruments:

Barometer - Aneroid. Maker Short & Mason No. 1612

Thermometers for air temperatures: Maker Negretti & Zambra Air No. 25191 Wet No 25192

Thermometer for sea temperatures: Maker Reynolds & Co.


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1 May 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

7.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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2 May 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.30am Divisions.

9.40am Church Parties landed.

11.30am Church Party returned.


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3 May 1920

What is going on? Surely the Moorhen has not been firing her weapons while tied up in harbour.

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

1.30pm Exercised general quarters. Fired 6 pounder and Maxims.


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4 May 1920

The strangeness of the log continues here. The page heading says that the Moorhen is on the move but there are no other log entries to support this statement. Consequently, we do not actually know where she is at the end of the day!

Hong Kong to Wuchow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.


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5 May 1920

Again, the log heading says that the Moorhen is on the move and again there are no other log entries to support this assertion. This is strange. The Moorhen usually moors up somewhere overnight. The Moorhen’s principal navigational instruments are her compass, chart, the eyesight of her crew and a lead line. Navigating the waters of a river after sunset is not something that is going to be attempted as a matter of routine.

Hong Kong to Wuchow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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6 May 1920

Hong Kong to Wuchow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

9.30am Exercised Fire Stations.


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7 May 1920

Today we get confirmation that the Moorhen has been on the move. We get a log entry recording her arrival at Wuchow (Wuzhou). Reading between the lines of the sketchy information in this log, I suspect that she must have left Hong Kong on the 3rd of May 1920, tested her weapons after leaving harbour, then made passage to her destination. However, there is nothing in the May log book to support this assertion. This raises the questions of why the official record appears to consist of contemporaneous copies of the Moorhen’s official log and of what is being left out of the record.

Hong Kong to Wuchow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

9.30am Exercised collision stations.

4.50pm Anchored at Wuchow (Wuzhou).


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8 May 1920

Wuchow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.


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9 May 1920

Wuchow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Divisions.

9.30am Church.


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10 May 1920

Wuchow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Exercised abandon ship.

9.30am Hands employed as requisite.


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11 May 1920

There is a change in routine here. The Moorhen usually refuels on her entry to harbour. This time she has waited in harbour for two days with her crew moving around in small boats before she gets around to coaling.

Wuchow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Exercised landing party.

10.00am Hands employed as requisite.

2.00pm Weighed anchor and proceeded to coaling jetty.

4.00pm Commenced coaling.

9.00pm Finished coaling. Tons received 32.15.


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12 May 1920

Apart from the weather information this page is almost blank! However, there is an entry timed at 7.00am that tells us that the Moorhen is running her engines at 231 revolutions per minute. The log also records that she is progressing at 7.8 miles each hour between 7.00am and 8.00pm on a course that is described as being “as requisite”. At the end of the day the Moorhen has travelled at total of around 100 miles but the log gives no indication of where she moored up when she stopped engines at 8pm.


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Now the mystery of the previous page is explained. Image ADM 53-49931-009_0 is a left hand (or reverse page in printer’s jargon) page in the log book. Image ADM 53-19931-009-1 is of the corresponding right hand (or facing) page. The two pages must be read as a single spread page, as would be seen in a deck log, to get the full story of the day 12th May 1920. This is a day when the report in the front of the log informs us of the Moorhen’s engines being run at excess revolutions in order to progress against the current of the West River.

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

6.36am Weighed anchor and proceeded at 11 knots up West River.

8.30am Exercised general quarters.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

10.00am Ting Hsien [?].

4.12pm Ring Aam [?].

7.10pm Anchored at Dog Head Rapid in 7 fathoms on 2½ shackles.


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13 May 1920

The second day when the Moorhen ran her engines at higher than usual revolutions. The log very clearly gives the Moorhen’s ultimate destination for the day as “Ham Kong” but in view of the long stay at this destination I wonder if this is actually some form of joke name or nick name and that the Moorhen is actually at Hong Kong.

5.35am Weighed anchor and proceeded at 11 knots up the West River.

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

6.30am Brazen Drum Rapids speed 9 knots.

6.53am Finished navigating rapids.

7.03am Entered Nanning River.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

3.05pm Anchored at Kevershien, South Bank in 4½ fathoms of water at 2 shackles.

4.35pm Weighed anchor and proceeded at 9 knots.

8.05pm Anchored at Ham Kong in 3½ fathoms at 2 shackles.

9.00pm Dropped Port anchor underfoot.


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14 May 1920

For the following days the log keeper does not record the Moorhen’s location. Since there is no indication that the Moorhen is on the move the ship has been assumed to have remained anchored up at Ham Kong.

Ham Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.15am Exercised collision stations.

9.30am Hands employed as requisite.


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15 May 1920

Ham Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.30am Hands employed as requisite.


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16 May 1920

Ham Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.30am Divisions. Church.


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17 May 1920

Ham Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.15am Exercised ‘Away all Boats Crews’.

9.30am Hands employed as requisite.


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18 May 1920

Ham Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Exercised surprise attack stations.

9.30am Hands employed as requisite.


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19 May 1920

Ham Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.15am Hands employed as requisite.


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20 May 1920

Ham Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.15 Weighed port anchor by hand.

9.30am Hands employed as requisite.


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21 May 1920

Ham Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Exercised general quarters.

9.30am Hands employed as requisite.


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22 May 1920

Ham Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.


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23 May 1920

Ham Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Divisions.

9.30am Church.


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24 May 1920

Ham Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.15am Exercised collision stations.

9.30am Hands employed as requisite.


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25 May 1920

Ham Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Exercised landing party.

9.30am Hands employed as requisite.


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26 May 1920

Ham Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Dressed ship.

9.00am Exercised fire stations.

9.30am Hands employed as requisite.


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27 May 1920

Ham Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Seamen to Maxim and 6 Pounder gun drill.

10.30am Stokers to Maxim and 6 Pounder gun drill. Hands employed cleaning out storerooms.


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28 May 1920

Ham Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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29 May 1920

Ham Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.


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30 May 1920

Ham Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

10.00am Divisions. Church.


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31 May 1920

Ham Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Exercised surprise attack.

9.15am Hands employed as requisite.



LOGS FOR JUNE 1920


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Report of ‘Ordinary speed or consumption exceeded’ for month of June 1920.


Date

No of
hours
exceeded

Distance run
per hour.

Average miles

Coal expended per hour
Average tons

Distance run per ton of coal.
Average miles

Reasons for exceeding

19 June

1hr 12min

8.6

0.61

14.8

Proceeding up West River.

20 June

4hr 20min

9.3

0.7

12.3

Rapids etc.

28 June

11hr 30min

8.4

0.63

13.0

Proceeding up West River.

29 June

8hr 25min

8.1

0.66

12.7

Proceeding up West River.

30 June

6hr 3min

6.4

0.62

10.2

Proceeding up West River.


[Signature indecipherable] Lieutenant Royal Navy. Dated 1st July 1920.


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1 June 1920

For the first time in the best part of a month the location name appears in the log. It is not the same as the presumed location name from the May log but it is very similar.

Nga Fong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Exercised landing party.

9.30am Hands employed as requisite.


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2 June 1920

Nga Fong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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3 June 1920

Nga Fong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Dressed ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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4 June 1920

Nga Fong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Exercised general quarters.

9.30am Hands employed as requisite.


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5 June 1920

Nga Fong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.


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6 June 1920

Nga Fong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.30am Clear up decks.

10.00am Divisions. Church.


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7 June 1920

Nga Fong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Exercised collision stations.

9.30am Hands employed as requisite.


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8 June 1920

Nga Fong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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9 June 1920

Nga Fong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Exercised fire stations and away boats crews.

9.30am Hands employed as requisite.


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10 June 1920

Nga Fong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.


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11 June 1920

Nga Fong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Exercised general quarters.

9.30am Hands employed as requisite.


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12 June 1920

Nga Fong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am 1 Hair Broom lost overboard by accident.


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13 June 1920

Nga Fong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.30am Clear up decks.

10.00am Divisions.

10.30am Church.


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14 June 1920

Nga Fong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Exercised away boats crews and fire stations.


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15 June 1920

Not sure what has happened here. The spelling of the second word in the place name suddenly changes from “Fong” to “Tong”.

Nga Tong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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16 June 1920

Nga Tong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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17 June 1920

Nga Tong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed as requisite.

9.00am Exercised prepare to tow forward.

9.30am Hands employed as requisite.


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18 June 1920

Nga Tong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Exercised general quarters.

9.30am Hands employed as requisite.


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19 June 1920

This is the first day in June when the Moorhen’s engines are reported to have been run at a higher than usual speed.

Nga Tong to Chong Tong

5.00am Called hands.

5.40am Weighed anchor and proceeded at 240 revolutions.

6.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.25am Full speed through Gread Rapid.

9.30am Hands employed as requisite.

7.50pm Anchored at Chong Tong in 4½ fathoms at 2½ shackles.


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20 June 1920

Chong Tong to Nanning

4.30am Called hands.

5.45am Weighed anchor and proceeded at 250 revolutions.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Slow through Fan Tan Rapid.

8.04am 250 revolutions.

10.02am Anchored at Nanning in 4 fathoms at 2½ shackles.


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21 June 1920

Nanning

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Coal arrived alongside.

7.00am Commenced coaling.

8.30am Hands coal ship.

9.45am Finished coaling.

10.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.


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22 June 1920

Nanning

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Dressed ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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23 June 1920

After a very long time the crew are actually recorded as painting the ship again. Will the order ‘Quarters clean guns’ will also be issued again soon?

Nanning

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed painting ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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24 June 1920

Nanning

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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25 June 1920

Nanning

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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26 June 1920

Nanning

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed as requisite.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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27 June 1920

Nanning

6.30am Called hands.

7.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands clear up decks.

10.00am Divisions. Church.

10.30am Pipe Down.


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28 June 1920

Nanning to Lung On

4.30am Called hands.

5.45am Weighed anchor and proceeded at 9 knots.

6.00am 230 revolutions.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

5.32 Anchored at Lung On in 3 fathoms at 2 shackles.


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29 June 1920

Lung On to Fiujma

6.00am Called hands.

7.25am Weighed anchor and proceeded at 230 revolutions.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

3.50pm Anchored at Fiujma in 3½ fathoms at 2 shackles.


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30 June 1920

Again there is a difference in the spelling of the name of the place where the Moorhen has anchored overnight. The cursive style of the handwriting in these logs makes it very difficult to distinguish between the capital letters ‘F’, ‘T’ and ‘L’ so there is always a hard decision to be made when the place name is not a familiar and begins with one of these. However, on this page there is no doubt that the name given begins with an ‘R’.

Ringma to Napo

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.45am Weighed anchor and proceeded at 190 revolutions.

9.00am Exercised collision stations.

9.30am Hands employed as requisite.

1.53pm Anchored at Napo in 2 fathoms at 2 shackles.



LOGS FOR JULY 1920


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Report of ‘Ordinary speed or consumption exceeded’ for month of July 1920.


Date

No of
hours
exceeded

Distance run
per hour.

Average miles

Coal expended per hour
Average tons

Distance run per ton of coal.
Average miles

Reasons for exceeding

3 July

12hr 30min

13.8



Up river cruising

6 July

13hr 50min

5.8



Up river cruising

7 July

12hr 5min

7.1



Up river cruising


Rough Log lost overboard during heavy squall night 31 July – 1 August. Copy of log had at the time, been only completed to 15 July. Remainder is made out from Navigating Officer’s Notebook.

[Signature indecipherable] Lieutenant Royal Navy. Dated 1st August 1920.


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1 July 1920

The log does not give a location so it will be assumed to be Napo, where the Moorhen had anchored up the night before, until a new location is given.

Napo

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Exercised fire stations and whaler crew.

9.30am Hands employed as requisite.


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2 July 1920

Napo

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Exercised general quarters.

9.30am Hands employed as requisite.


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3 July 1920

Napo to Samkong

5.00am Called hands.

6.02 Weighed anchor and proceeded at 220 revolutions down river.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

6.48pm Anchored at Samkong in 2½ fathoms at 1¾ shackles.


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4 July 1920

Samkong to Nanning

7.00am Called hands.

7.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.20am Weighed anchor and proceeded downstream at 190 revolutions.

11.40am Anchored at Nanning in 3½ fathoms at 2 shackles.


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5 July 1920

Nanning

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Commenced coaling.

11.00am Finished coaling.


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6 July 1920

The river must be running pretty fast around this time as the Moorhen is using both anchors as well as securing a mooring line to the river bank.

Nanning to Fo Lu

4.30am Called hands.

5.50am Weighed anchor and proceeded up river at 190 revolutions.

6.15am Proceeded at 240 revolutions.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

9.20am Samkong abeam, entered Tso Niang.

7.48pm Anchored at Fo Lu in 5 fathoms. Both anchors out and wire and grass ashore.


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7 July 1920

The Moorhen has lost a substantial piece of equipment, her top mast, but this is reported as if it is a throwaway item unlike someone accidentally losing a broom over the side. It would be interesting to see the damage report that the ship’s master had to submit to explain this incident.

Fo Lu to Hsiang Shui

5.00am Called hands.

6.35am Weighed anchors and proceeded up river at 240 revolutions.

7.00am Topmast carried away.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

6.40pm Anchored at Hsiang Shui in 3 fathoms 3 shackles. Wire run to tree ashore.


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8 July 1920

Hsiang Shui to Lungchow

4.30am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Weighed anchor and proceeded up river at 9 knots.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

2.45pm Anchored Lungchow in 2½ fathoms at 2 shackles


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9 July 1920

To give some temporal context to the logs, this Friday is the day that the editor’s late father was born. This reminds him in the year 2012 that these logs are describing events from a period that is only just out of living memory.

Lung Chow

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.


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10 July 1920

Lung Chow

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.


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11 July 1920

Lung Chow

6.30am Called hands.

7.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

10.00am Prayers. Piped down.


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12 July 1920

Lung Chow

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

10.00am Exercised prepare to tow forward.


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13 July 1920

Lung Chow

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Exercised surprise attack stations.

9.30am Hands employed as requisite.


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14 July 1920

Lung Chow

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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15 July 1920

Lung Chow

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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Undated page with no record of location just the note recorded below.

Rough Log lost overboard during heavy squall night July 31st - 1st August copy of log had only been completed to 15th July. Remainder is made out from Navigating Officer's notebook. PH (?initials)”

In practical terms this translates into a weeklong gap in the Moorhen’s official record with no indication of where she has been and what her crew have done in those seven days. The reconstructed log entries are indicated below by a grey background.


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23 July 1920

A week later the Moorhen’s official record is partially restored.

Lungchow to Nanning

8.08am Weighed anchor and proceeded down river at 1780 revolutions.

7.53pm Anchored at bank 5 miles below Fo Lu in 3 fathoms at 1½ shackles. With wire run ashore.


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24 July 1920

Lungchow to Nanning

7.45am Weighed anchor and proceeded down river at 170 revolutions.

1.15pm Samkong abeam.

3.35pm Anchored at Nanning in 3 fathoms at 3½ shackles with second anchor at 2 shackles.


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26 July 1920

NB Record for Sunday, 25 July 1920 is missing.

Nanning to Sha Ping

9.30am Weighed anchor(s?) and proceeded down river at 170 revolutions.

10.20am Engine Room breakdown. Anchored mid river in 5 fathoms at 5 shackles.

11.30am Weighed anchor and proceeded down river at 170 revolutions.

6.32pm Anchored at Sha Ping, left bank in 3½ fathoms at 2½ shackles.


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27 July 1920

Sho Ping to Kweishien

7.50am Weighed anchor and proceeded at 8 knots.

11.45am Passed over Great Rapid.

3.00pm Anchored at right bank Kweishien in 7½ fathoms at 3½ shackles.


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28 July 1920

Kweishien to Mong Kong

8.05am Weighed anchor and proceeded down river at 8 knots.

1.10pm Kweiping abeam.

5.48pm Anchored at Mong Kong, left bank in 3 fathoms at 2½ shackles.


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29 July 1920

This is the last completed log page for July 1920. There are no log entries for 30 July and 31 July – implying that the Moorhen was anchored up at Huchow for both those days.

Mong Kong to Huchow

8.00am Weighed anchor and proceeded down river at 8 knots.

12.02pm Anchored at Huchow in 3 fathoms at 2½ shackles.



LOGS FOR AUGUST 1920


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1 August 1920

The location name has changed between logs again. Again this could be an issue related to a phonetic spelling against an official spelling.

Wuchow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.


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2 August 1920

Wuchow (Wuzhou)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.30am Weighed anchor and proceeded at 8 knots down river.

9.30am Hands employed as requisite.

5.25pm Anchored at Tai Siang Banks in 4 fathoms at 8 shackles.


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3 August 1920

Tai Siang Banks

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.55 Weighed anchor and proceeded down river at 8 knots.

12.25pm Anchored Sam Shui in 4½ fathoms at 2½ shackles.

2.34pm Weighed anchor and proceeded for Canton (Guangdong) by Moneypenny Creek.

7.14pm Secured to buoys off Shameen (Shamian Island).


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4 August 1920

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.30am H.M.S. Tarantula left harbour.

9.30am Hands employed as requisite.


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5 August 1920

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.30am Hands employed as requisite.


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6 August 1920

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.00am Slipped and proceeded at 9 knots.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

5.45 Secured to North Wall, Hong Kong Dockyard Basin.


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7 August 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

7.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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8 August 1920

Hong Kong

6.30am Called hands.

7.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Landed Church Parties.

9.30am Hands employed as requisite.

1.00pm 1 Rating joined ship. 1 Rating discharged to H.M.S. Tamar.


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9 August 1920

Hong Kong

6.30am Called hands.

7.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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10 August 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

7.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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11 August 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

1.00pm 1 Rating discharged to H.M.S. Tamar.


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12 August 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

7.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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13 August 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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14 August 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

7.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

1.00pm Discharged 1 rating to H.M.S. Tamar.

1.30pm 2 Ratings joined ship.


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15 August 1920

Today’s entry contains a rarity for the Moorhen’s log – a real name! Regrettably it is the log record of the death of a crew member in hospital.

Hong Kong

6.30am Called hands.

7.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

9.30am Landed Church Parties.

6.15pm Stoker W. T. Sims died in Hospital.


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16 August 1920

Hong Kong

6.30am Called hands.

7.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

11.30am Read Warrant No. 5.


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17 August 1920

Hong Kong

6.30am Called hands.

7.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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18 August 1920

Hong Kong

6.30am Called hands.

7.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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19 August 1920

Hong Kong

6.30am Called hands.

7.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

1.00pm Discharged 2 Ratings to H.M.S. Tamar.


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20 August 1920

Hong Kong

6.30am Called hands.

7.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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21 August 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

7.20am Commenced coaling.

10.30am Finished coaling.

2.00pm Hands employed cleaning ship.


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22 August 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Landed Church Parties.


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23 August 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

10.00am Slipped and proceeded at 8 knots.

12.02pm Stopped engines to repair joints.

12.31pm Proceeded at 8 knots.

3.15pm Stopped engines to repair Port Engine.

3.27pm Proceeded at 8 knots.

4.30pm 4 Ratings discharged to H.M.S. Tamar.

5.00pm 7 Ratings joined ship.

7.23pm Anchored off Nimrod Creek in 3 fathoms at 2½ shackles.


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24 August 1920

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00 Weighed anchor and proceeded at 8 knots.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

9.21am Passed U.S.S. Helena.

10.18am Secured to buoys off Shameen (Shamian Island).


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25 August 1920

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

10.30am Exercised fire and collision stations.


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26 August 1920

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed as requisite.

9.00am Exercised general quarters and surprise attack stations.

10.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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27 August 1920

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.


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28 August 1920

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

7.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.


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29 August 1920

Canton (Guangdong)

10.00am Divisions.

10.15am Church.


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30 August 1920

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Exercised land every available man.

10.00am Hands employed as requisite.

10.00pm H.M.S. Tarantula arrived.


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31 August 1920

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

2.30pm H.M.S. Foxglove arrived in harbour.



LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1920


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1 September 1920

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Landed Maxim Guns Crew.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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2 September 1920

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Senior Petty Officer Steer discharged to hospital Hong Kong

7.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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3 September 1920

Canton (Guangdong)

4.00am H.M.S. Foxglove sailed.

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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4 September 1920

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.


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5 September 1920

Canton (Guangdong)

6.30am Called hands.

7.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

10.00am Divisions. Church.


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6 September 1920

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.00am Discharged one rating to Hong Kong Hospital.

9.00am Exercised prepare to tow aft and forward.

10.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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7 September 1920

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Exercised fire and collision stations.

10.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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8 September 1920

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Landed Small Arm Company.


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9 September 1920

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.00am Slipped and proceeded down river at 8 knots.

7.40am Entered Hamilton Creek. Course and speed as requisite.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

1.10pm Full Speed over Kuwchuk Rapid.

3.05pm Anchored at Paknai in 2½ fathoms at 2½ shackles.


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10 September 1920

The location record from this page has been transcribed exactly as it is written. It is possible that it should be a from/to record from comparison with the locations recorded on the pages on either side of it. However, as neither this page nor the next record the Moorhen as being on the move this is not a safe assumption to make. This is another example of the issues with these copy logs.

Canton (Guangdong) and Kong Mun (Jiangmen)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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11 September 1920

Kong Mun (Jiangmen)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.


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12 September 1920

Kong Mun (Jiangmen)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

10.00am Divisions.

10.15am Hands Prayers.


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13 September 1920

Kong Mun (Jiangmen)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed as requisite.

7.48am Weighed anchor and proceeded at 8 knots. Course as requisite for passing up river and through Junction Creek.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12 noon Entered Chun Chum Creek.

12.40pm Steering gear jammed. Stopped both engines.

1.20pm Proceeded at 8 knots.

3.30pm Secured alongside Pak Hin Hok Wharf. Coaled ship. 20 tons.

6.10pm Finished coaling. Proceeded up harbour.

6.30pm Secured to buoys off Shameen (Shamian Island)



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14 September 1920

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Exercised general quarters.

9.30am Secure. Hands employed as requisite.


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15 September 1920

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Landed Small Arm Party.

11.00am Small Arm Party returned and clean arms.

11.30am Hands employed as requisite.


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16 September 1920

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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17 September 1920

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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18 September 1920

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.


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19 September 1920

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

10.00am Divisions.

10.15am Church Party landed.

11.30am Church Party returned.


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20 September 1920

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Exercised prepare to tow forward and aft.


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21 September 1920

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed painting mess-deck and as requisite.


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22 September 1920

Canton (Guangdong)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

11.20am Slipped and proceeded at 8 knots. Course as requisite for proceeding down river.

6.20pm Touched on a sunken groin causing a small leak in After Magazine. Slow both engines.

6.30pm Anchored Taicahi Channel in 5 fathoms at 2 shackles


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23 September 1920

Canton (Guangdong) to Kong Mun (Jiangmen)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Weighed anchor and proceeded at 8 knots. Course as requisite for passing Taibung Channel and Junction Channel.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

2.30pm Anchored at Kong Mun (Jiangmen) at 2½ shackles in 2¾ fathoms water.


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24 September 1920

Kong Mun (Jiangmen)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

5.30pm 1 Rating discharged to Hong Kong Hospital.


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25 September 1920

Kong Mun (Jiangmen)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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26 September 1920

Kong Mun (Jiangmen)

6.30am Called hands.

7.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

10.00am Divisions and Prayer. Read Articles of War and Courts Martial Returns. Read Commander in Chief's memo on Welfare Committee.


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27 September 1920

Kong Mun (Jiangmen)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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28 September 1920

Kong Mun (Jiangmen)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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29 September 1920

The Moorhen appears to be working on improving the competence of her crew with small arms. There have recently been a couple of reports of small arms parties being landed. Today it seems that all crew members are being given target practice. The question this raises is that of what the perceived threat to the Moorhen and her crew is?

Kong Mun (Jiangmen)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Exercised land every available man. Rigged M.T. (Multiple Target?) Range. All Hands fired.


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30 September 1920

Kong Mun (Jiangmen)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Exercised action stations.

9.15am Secure.

9.30am Hands employed as requisite.



LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1920


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1 October 1920

Kong Mun (Jiangmen)

6.30am Called hands.

7.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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2 October 1920

Kong Mun (Jiangmen)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.


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3 October 1920

Kong Mun (Jiangmen)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

10.00am Prayers.


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4 October 1920

Kong Mun (Jiangmen)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Weighed anchor and proceeded up river.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

9.50am Sighted Staunch Island.

1.30pm Anchored Kaymun in 3 fathoms at 2½ shackles.


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5 October 1920

Is this what all the training of the crew with small arms has been about? Today the Moorhen takes on what appears to be a policing role that has not previously been recorded in her logs.

Pakkai

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed as requisite.

8.00am Weighed anchor and proceeded at 8 knots. Course as requisite for patrolling creeks.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

2.00pm Patrolling off Kam Kong.

3.53 Anchored at Pakkai in 2¾ fathoms at 2½ shackles.


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6 October 1920

Kong Mun (Jiangmen)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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7 October 1920

The ship spends most of today at action stations. This is for real - not an exercise. The Moorhen remains at action stations for 9 hours until the secure from action stations command is given at 3.30pm. In this time it appears that the Moorhen has been patrolling creeks. This is an example of the ship’s new policing role.

Kong Mun (Jiangmen)

6.00am Called hands.

6.45am Weighed anchor and proceeded at 9 knots.

7.30 am Action stations.

8.05am Entered Holmes Creek.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

10.08am Anchored at Ngaimun Customs House in 2½ fathoms at 1 shackle.

10.45am Weighed anchor and proceeded up Ngaimun at 7 knots.

11.50am Altered course 16 points as requisite for returning by Holmes Creek.

3.30pm Secure.

4.20 Anchored at Pakkai in 2¾ fathoms at 2½ shackles.


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8 October 1920

Kong Mun (Jiangmen)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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9 October 1920

Kong Mun (Jiangmen)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.05am Weighed anchor and proceeded up river at 8 knots.

9.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

10.04am Speed and course as requisite for escorting oil lighters.

1.12pm Altered course 16 points. Parted company with convoy. Proceeding at 9 knots.

4.40pm Anchored at Pakkai in 2¾ fathoms at 2½ shackles.


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10 October 1920

Kong Mun (Jiangmen)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

10.00am Divisions.

10.30am Church.


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11 October 1920

Kong Mun (Jiangmen)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed painting ship.

9.00am Hands employed painting ship.


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12 October 1920

Kong Mun (Jiangmen)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands painting down aloft and as requisite.

9.00am Coaled Ship - 5 tons.


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13 October 1920

Kong Mun (Jiangmen)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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14 October 1920

Kong Mun (Jiangmen)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Weighed anchor and proceeded at 8 knots down river.

9.00am Exercised general quarters.

9.30am Secure. Hands employed as requisite. Course as requisite for passing by Holmes Creek and up Ngai Mun.

12.05pm Passed Ngai Mun Customs House.

1.30pm Head of Ngai Mun. Altered course by 16 points.

3.16pm Anchored at Ngai Mun Customs House in 3 fathoms at 2½ shackles.

7.00pm Exercised surprise attack stations.


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15 October 1920

Pakkai

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.05am Weighed anchor and proceeded at 8 knots. Course up Tufu Mun.

10.30am Hands employed as requisite.

2.03pm Anchored at Pakkai in 2¾ fathoms at 2½ shackles.


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16 October 1920

Kong Mun (Jiangmen)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

10.30am Read Warrant No. 6.


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17 October 1920

Kong Mun (Jiangmen)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

10.00am Divisions.

10.30am Church.


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18 October 1920

Kong Mun (Jiangmen)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning and painting ship.

9.00am Hands employed painting ship.


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19 October 1920

Kong Mun (Jiangmen)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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20 October 1920

Kong Mun (Jiangmen) to Wong Mun

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Evolutions. fire stations and stations out stream anchor.

11.15am Weighed anchor and proceeded at 8 knots course as requisite.

2.05pm Entered Sailam Creek.

4.34pm Anchored at Wangmun in 3½ fathoms 2 shackles.


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21 October 1920

Wong Mun to Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

6.33am Weighed anchor and proceeded by Wongmun Entrance at 9 knots. Course as requisite.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

11.55am Secured to North Wall inside Camber, Hong Kong.


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22 October 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

7.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed in Dockyard drawing stores.


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23 October 1920

Hong Kong

6.30am Called hands.

7.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.


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24 October 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

7.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.30am Church Parties landed.

11.30am Church Parties returned.


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25 October 1920

Hong Kong

6.30am Called hands.

7.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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26 October 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands prepare for coaling.

9.00am Coaled ship, 15 tons.

11.04am Slipped and proceeded at 8 knots by Kupsimun.

2.45pm Anchored at Luifon Island in 2 fathoms of water at 2 shackles.


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27 October 1920

Kong Mun (Jiangmen)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.00am Weighed anchor and proceeded at 8 knots.

8.30am Speed and course as requisite for entering Wang Mun entrance.

9.30am Hands employed as requisite.

12.35pm Finished Sailam Creek.

2.48pm Anchored at Kong Mun (Jiangmen) at 2½ shackles in 3 fathoms.


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28 October 1920

Kong Mun (Jiangmen)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Ships Company to instruction on the short rifle and webbing equipment. .


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29 October 1920

Kong Mun (Jiangmen)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Exercised general quarters and landing party.

10.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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30 October 1920

Kong Mun (Jiangmen)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.


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31 October 1920

Kong Mun (Jiangmen)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

10.00am Divisions.

10.30am Church.



LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1920


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1 November 1920

Kong Mun (Jiangmen)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite. Weighed anchor and proceeded at 8 knots.

10.00am Entered Holme's Creek.

1.12pm Anchored at Ngaimun Customs House in 2 fathoms at 2½ Shackles.


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2 November 1920

Ngaimun

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed as requisite.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

9.30am Exercised rifle testing.

10.00am One dustpan lost overboard by accident.


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3 November 1920

Ngaimun

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

12.30pm Weighed anchor and proceeded at 9 knots up Fubui.

4.00pm Reduced speed to 8 knots.

5.01pm Anchored at Pakkai in 2 fathoms at 2½ shackles.


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4 November 1920

Kong Mun (Jiangmen)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Exercised collision and fire stations.

9.30am Hands employed as requisite.


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5 November 1920

Sam Shui

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Exercised general quarters.

9.30am Hands employed as requisite. Weighed anchor and proceeded up river at 8 knots.

3.42pm Anchored at Sam Shui in 2 fathoms at 1½ shackles.


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6 November 1920

Kong Mun (Jiangmen)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

10.30am Weighed anchor and proceeded at 8 knots down river.

3.12pm Anchored at Pakkai in 2 fathoms at 2½ shackles.


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7 November 1920

Kong Mun (Jiangmen)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

10.00am Divisions. Church.


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8 November 1920

Laiping Island

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

10.30am Weighed anchor and proceeded up river at 8 knots.

2.10pm Anchored at Laiping Island in 4 fathoms at 2½ shackles.


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9 November 1920

The Moorhen anchors on what is probably the tightest line that has been recorded at 10.30am today. One shackle in 7 fathoms of water so the line is only 5½ fathoms (33 feet) greater than the depth of water.

Taiping Island to Kongmun (Jiangmen)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

9.35am Weighed anchor and proceeded at 8 knots.

10.29pm Anchored Hankong at 1 shackle in 7 fathoms.

10.56am Weighed anchor and proceeded at 7 knots.

1.12pm Anchored at Pakkai in 2 fathoms at 2½ shackles.


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10 November 1920

Kong Mun (Jiangmen)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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11 November 1920

The 4pm temperature readings appear to have been moved 1 column to the right of their correct position.

Kong Mun (Jiangmen)

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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12 November 1920

More inconsistent place name spellings.

Kong Mun (Jiangmen) to Lintin Island

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

10.00am Weighed anchor and proceeded at 8 knots up river.

11.56am Entered Sakam Channel.

5.44pm Anchored at Linlen Island in 2 fathoms at 2 shackles.


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13 November 1920

Lintin Island to Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.00am Weighed anchor and proceeded at 8 knots.

9.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

11.05am Secured to No. 12 buoy at Hong Kong.


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14 November 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.30am Church Party landed.


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15 November 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

1.30pm Entered dock.

2.00pm Hands employed docking ship.


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16 November 1920

Although the location has not been recorded as such, it looks as if the Moorhen is back in dry dock again. How else could the crew get at her bottom?

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed cleaning ships bottom.


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17 November 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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18 November 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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19 November 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

2.30pm Hands employed as requisite.


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20 November 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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21 November 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.30am Church Parties landed.


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22 November 1920

Previous log entries have revealed that the crew are training with a weapon described as the ‘short rifle’. It now looks as if the crew are receiving more weapons training and practice on a firing range ashore.

Hong Kong

7.00am Range Party landed.

11.00am 1 Rating discharged to H.M.S. Tarantula.

4.30pm Range Party returned to ship.


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23 November 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

7.00am Range Party landed.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

4.30pm Range Party returned.


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24 November 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

7.00am Range Party landed.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

4.30pm Range Party returned.


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25 November 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.00am Range Party landed.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite. H.M.S. Cicala arrived.

4.30pm Range Party returned.


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26 November 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

7.00am Range Party landed.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

2.00pm Range Party returned.


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27 November 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.


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28 November 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

9.30am Church Parties landed.

11.30am Church Parties returned.


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29 November 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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30 November 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.



LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1920


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Barometer - Aneroid. Maker Short & Mason No. 1612

Thermometers for air temperatures: Maker Negretti & Zambra No. Air 25191 Wet 25192

Thermometers for sea temperatures: Reynolds & Co. Serial numbers not stated.


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1 December 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

1.30pm Hands employed as requisite.


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2 December 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed as requisite.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

1.30pm Hands employed as requisite.


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3 December 1920

Hong Kong

6.30am Called hands.

7.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

9.30am 1 Rating joined ship.

10.30am Blocks, wood 4 inch - Two lost overboard by accident.

1.30pm Hands employed as requisite.


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4 December 1920

Back in dry dock again!

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

1.00pm Entered dock.


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5 December 1920

Hong Kong

6.30am Called hands.

7.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.30am Church Parties landed.

11.30am Church Parties returned.


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6 December 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

1.15pm Ship rested on chocks.

1.30pm Hands employed as requisite.


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7 December 1920

Hong Kong

6.30am Called hands.

7.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed about cable.

1.30pm Hands employed as requisite.


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8 December 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

1.30pm Hands employed as requisite.


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9 December 1920

Hong Kong

6.30am Called hands.

7.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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10 December 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

1.30pm Hands employed as requisite.

2.00pm 2 Ratings joined ship.


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11 December 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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12 December 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.30am Church Parties landed.


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13 December 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

1.30pm Hands employed as requisite.


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14 December 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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15 December 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

1.00pm Hands employed as requisite.


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16 December 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

1.30pm Hands employed as requisite.


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17 December 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

1.30pm Hands employed as requisite.


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18 December 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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19 December 1920

Hong Kong

6.30am Called hands.

7.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.30am Church Parties landed.

11.30am Church Parties returned.


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20 December 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

1.30pm Hands employed as requisite.


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21 December 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

1.30pm Hands employed as requisite.


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22 December 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.30am Hands employed as requisite.

1.30pm Hands employed as requisite.


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23 December 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands cleaning ship.

9.30am Hands employed as requisite.

1.30pm Hands employed as requisite.


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24 December 1920

Hong Kong,

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.30am Hands employed as requisite.


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25 December 1920

Christmas Day hence the church parties on a Saturday.

Hong Kong

6.30am Called hands.

7.00am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.30am Church Parties landed.

11.30am Church parties returned.


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26 December 1920

Boxing Day just happens to be a Sunday so the regular Sunday church parties are landed.

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.30am Church Parties landed.


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27 December 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

1.30pm Hands employed as requisite.


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28 December 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.


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29 December 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

7.00am Hands painting ship.

9.00am Hands painting ship.

1.30pm Hands painting ship.


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30 December 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

6.30am Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.

1.30pm Hands painting ship.


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31 December 1920

Hong Kong

6.00am Called hands.

7.00am Hands painting ship.

9.00am Hands employed as requisite.