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HMS ALGERINE - August 1914, Pacific (based at Esquimalt)

 

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HMS Algerine  (Dave Martin, click to enlarge)

 

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Launched 6.8.95 Devonport DY. 1050 tons, 210(oa), 185(pp)x32x11ft. TE 1400ihp, 13.5kts. Armament: 6-4in, 4-3pdr. Crew: 106. Based at Esquimalt, near Vancouver 1914-19, harbour service from 1915. Sold 11.4.19 as mercantile. (British Warships 1914-1919)
 

 

 

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Notes:

 

1. Latitude/longitude, including for days in port, were computed by the climate science project as being the most representative location for each day. As such, they typically differ by varying amounts from the locations recorded in the log pages. Refer to the log scan pages for the positions as originally recorded.

 

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VOYAGE OF HMS ALGERINE, AUGUST 1914

 

THE VOYAGES OF HMS ALGERINE 1914

JP map overview

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

 

LOGS FOR AUGUST 1914

 

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1 August 1914

Mazatlan

Lat 23.2, Long -106.4

  6.20am: USS Cleveland arrived

  4.30pm: Shifted billet

Anchor bearings: Creston Island Lighthouse N74W; Black Rock S54W

  5.30pm: Prepared landing parties

 

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2 August 1914

Mazatlan

Lat 23.2, Long -106.4

  6.00am: German cruiser Leipzig discharged refugees

  6.20am: Weighed and proceeded to US fleet

  7.30am: Leipzig sailed with SS Citriana steaming W

11.00am: Proceeded alongside US collier Saturn

Anchor bearings: Cliff Park S36W; Jacoba Bluff N67E

  1.00pm: Commenced coaling

  8.40pm: Finished coaling

  9.10pm: Slipped

  9.40pm: Anchored close to US flagship

 

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3 August 1914

Mazatlan

Lat 23.2, Long -106.4

  1.50am: Shortened in; weighed and proceeded SSW

  6.00am: Unbent square sails, struck topgallant and topsail yards

  9.00am: Struck lower yard; housed top masts and prepared ship for battle

  6.00pm: Darkened ship; war routine

 

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4 August 1914

Mazatlan to Esquimalt

Lat 23.4, Long -111.2

  8.50am: Streamed patent log

 

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5 August 1914

Mazatlan to Esquimalt

Lat 23.4, Long -111.2

 

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6 August 1914

Mazatlan to Esquimalt

Lat 23.4, Long -111.2

  7.00pm: Darkened ship; war routine

 

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7 August 1914

Mazatlan to Esquimalt

Lat 29.2, Long -118.2

  6.55am: Sighted Guadalupe Island N53W

 

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8 August 1914

Mazatlan to Esquimalt

Lat 31.9, Long -120.0

  6.45am: Sighted Guadalupe Island N53W

  9.00pm: Darkened ship; passed steamer heading N

 

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9 August 1914

Mazatlan to Esquimalt

Lat 34.5, Long -121.8

 

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10 August 1914

Mazatlan to Esquimalt

Lat 37.0, Long -123.0

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11 August 1914

Mazatlan to Esquimalt

Lat 39.8, Long -124.3

  5.12pm: Stopped and communicated with USS Beaver and informed of declaration of war

  5.40pm: Resumed to N37W

 

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12 August 1914

Mazatlan to Esquimalt

Lat 42.6, Long -124.8

  2.00am: Sounding every half hour

10.00am: Lost overboard by accident 1 rotator for patent log

 

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13 August 1914

Mazatlan to Esquimalt

Lat 45.6, Long -124.9

  2.00pm: Stopped and communicated with SS Falcon USA

 

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14 August 1914

Mazatlan to Esquimalt

Lat 47.9, Long -124.6

  4.50am: Stopped and communicated with Hospital SS Prince George

  5.50am: Proceeded as required inshore

10.00am: Stopped ½ mile SW of Teahwhit Head; hands employed throwing all woodwork overboard and painting ship grey

Disposed overboard:

  Steamboat no 413

  Sailing cutter 26 feet

  2 whalers 27 feet

  Skiff dinghy 16 feet

  Copper punt 8 feet

  Fire engine Pattern 2A

  Anchor and shackles cable

  Cabin furniture

12.15pm: Sighted SS River Forth (British)

12.30pm: SS River Forth closed and anchored

  2.00pm: Let go port anchor in 19½ fathoms, veered to 5 shackles

  3.00pm: Hands coaling ship by boats from SS River Forth

  3.00pm: HMCS Rainbow closed

  4.30pm: Slipped cable and proceeded NW

  6.42pm: Umatilla Light Vessel abeam, ½ mile

  8.38pm: Altered course as required for Jean de Fuca Straits and Esquimalt; HMCS Rainbow in company astern

 

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15 August 1914

Mazatlan to Esquimalt

Lat 48.4, Long -123.4

12.30am: Sherringham Lighthouse 4½ miles on port beam

  2.15am: Altered course as required for Esquimalt

  4.30am: Made private signals and communicated with examining vessel

  4.45am: Secured alongside HMCS Shearwater

  9.00am: Hands employed packing arms and as required

10.00am: 1 rating discharged to hospital

         pm: Hands preparing to leave ship for HMS Niobe; HMS Algerine's boats not used

  8.00pm: Hands left ship for HMS Niobe

 

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