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Built as a sloop, completed 1902, 1,070t,  210(oa), 185(pp)x33x11ft. TE 1400ihp, 13kts, 6-4in, 13kts, 150 crew. Survey ship from 1906/7; paid off in 1914/15; rearmed as sloop 8/18. Sold 1923. (British Warships 1914-1919)

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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.

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LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1913


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Merlin

November 5, 1913 through August 5, 1914

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Ship’s Specifications


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Log HMS “Merlin,” Commanded by Captain F.C.C. Pasco, RN, for the period commencing 5th November (Wednesday), 1913.


The initial pages of these logs of HMS Merlin describe the ship, its boats, armaments and crew


Tonnage (Displacement): 1050

Extreme length: 210 feet

Extreme breadth: 35 feet


Engines

Manufacturer: H.M. Dockyard Sheerness { http://www.battleships-cruisers.co.uk/sheerness_dockyard.htm }

I.H. P. Natural draught: 1400 Forced draught: 1400

Description: Inverted triple expansion surface condensing

When fixed on board: 1902


Boilers: Manufacturer: H.M. Dockyard Sheerness

Description: Belleville with Economisers

When made: 1902

When put in Vessel: 1902


Screw Propeller

Manufacturer: H.M. Dockyard Sheerness

Description: Griffiths Modified



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This page contains directions (for completion of the log, including a description of weather codes and codes for the State of the Sea.)


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The ship’s company included 11 officers, 55 seamen, 12 marines, 32 crew members in the engine room, and 20 non-executive ratings. Total: 130 men.


Armament:

Forecastle: 3 pr. Hotchkiss Q.F. (Two)

Waist: Maxim machine (Two)

No torpedoes.


Barometer:

Mercurial, manufactured by Zegretti & Zambra, No 121

Height of the cistern above the sea: 10 feet.


Thermometers for

Air Temperature were positioned on the After side of the Pilot House.

Whether in screen: Yes.


The Merlin was fitted with two 28-ft. steam cutters, patent life launches made by White of Cowes; one 28-ft sailing cutter; one 30-ft whaler, surfboat type; two 27-whalers, surfboat type; three 16-ft skiffs, service pattern; one Balsa.


The page also lists the quantity of water (for boilers and drinking) and coal carried by the Merlin.


The log has been signed by C.P. Chearnley, Navigating Officer.



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5 November 1913

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

9.00am: Capt F.C.C. Pasco commissioned ship

10.30am: Lieut Bowles, Asst. Paym W Sims, Ch Eng Artificer Stanley, and Mr. Harris, gunner, joined ship from Triumph.

3.12pm: Monmouth sailed [no bearing given]

5.00pm: Ship’s company joined ship.


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6 November 1913

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

1.20pm: Hands employed on board Triumph


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7 November 1913

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

7.00am: Hampshire arrived

8.30am: Capt & Sub Lt Brooks left for surveying

10.00am: Hands employed in Triumph.

2.00pm: Hands employed in Triumph.

6.00pm: Captain & Sub Lt. Brock returned


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8 November 1913

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

8.15am: Capt & Sub Lt. Brock left for surveying

10.00am: Hands employed in Triumph

11.30am: Capt & Sub Lt. Brock returned

1.00pm: Hands to make & mend clothes. Paid half month money.


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9 November 1913

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

8.30am: Landed R.C. church party

9.45am: Landed Wesleyans & Presbyterians

10.15am: Sent C of E [Church of England] party to Tamar.

6.50pm: Moorhen arrived


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10 November 1913

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

7.40am: Lt Chearnley left for surveying

8.00am: Capt, Lts. Scott, Porter, Bowles, Browne & Sub. Lt. Porter left for surveying

10.00am: Hands employed in Triumph

4.00pm: Capt, Lt Scott, Chearnley, Browne, Bowles, & Sub. Lt. Brock returned



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11 November 1913

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

8.00am: Capt, Lieuts Scott, Chearnley, Brown, Bowles, Porter & SubLt Brock left for surveying

12.45pm: Troopship 6A sailed.

2.55pm: Lt Bowles returned

4.50pm: Lt Chearnley & Sub Lt Brock returned

5.00pm: Capt, Lts Browne & Porter returned


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12 November 1913

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

6.00am: Lt. Porter left for surveying

7.00am: Lts. Browne & Bowles left for surveying in 2nd whaler

8.50am: Lt Porter returned

9.50am: Lt Scott and Sub Lt Brock left for surveying

3.45pm: Lt Browne returned

4.00pm: Lts. Scott, Bowles, & Chearnley returned


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13 November 1913

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

7.00am: Moorhen sailed

8.45am: Lts Cheamly, Browne, Porter, Bowles left for surveying

1.00pm: Lt Scott & Sub Lt Brock left for surveying

3.45pm: Lt. Porter returned

4.10pm: Lt. Bowles, returned

5.00pm: Lts. Scott, Browne, & Sub Lt Brock returned


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14 November 1913

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

11.00am: Lt Bowles & Porter left for surveying

11.30am: Discharged one Pte RMLI to hospital

12.40pm: Lt Scott left for surveying

3.35pm: Lt Porter returned

4.00pm: Lts Scott & Bowles returned

5.30pm: Discharged 1 Pte RMLI to Tamar


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15 November 1913

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

9.15am: Hampshire left [no bearing]

Number on sick list: 2


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16 November 1913

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

10.25am: Sent C of E party to Tamar

5.00pm: Quarters. Virago and Whiting arrived.

Number on sick list: 2


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17 November 1913

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on the sick list: 1

7.00am: Lts Scott, Porter, Bowles & Sub Lt Brock landed for surveying

8.50am: Lt Chearnley landed for surveying

11.20am: Lt Porter returned

2.30pm: Lt Bowles returned

2.35 Cast off from wall and towed to No 6A buoy by tug Atlas

6.45pm: Lt Scott & Sub Lt Brock returned


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18 November 1913

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

7.20am: USS Wilmington arrived

9.00am: Lt Porter left for surveying

Discharged 1 AB to Hospital

3.00pm: Lt Browne left for surveying

Number on sick list: 1


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19 November 1913

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

8.00am: Lt Browne left in Herald

3.15pm: Lt Browne returned

7.20pm: Drew fires in Herald


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20 November 1913

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

8.00am: Lt Browne in Alert. Lt Chearnley in Whaler left for surveying

5:30pm: Lt Chearnley + Browne returned

6.50pm: Drew fires in Herald


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21 November 1913

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 1

8.00am: Lt Chearnley & Browne in whaler, Lt Bowles in Herald left for surveying

5.30pm: Lt Chearnley & Bowles returned


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22 November 1913

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 1

10.00am: Lt Scott away, putting up Tide Pole


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23 November 1913

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 1


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24 November 1913

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 3

6.00am: Lit fires in Alert

7.40am: Landed marines for musketry course at Stone Cutters Id.

8.00am: Lt Chearnley and Browne left in 2nd whaler

9.00am: Divisions. Prayers. Capt left for surveying in Alert

9.43am: Divers employed diving

11.13am: HIGMS Tiger arrived

1.30pm: Lt Scott & Bowles left for surveying

5.00pm: Lts Scott, Chearnley, Browne & Bowles returned. Spread fires in No 1 boiler.

5.50pm: Alert returned & drew fires


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25 November 1913

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

8.00am: Lt Chearnley & Browne in second whaler. Lt Scott & Bowles in 1st whaler, left for surveying.

11.30am: Landed maxims in Dockyard.

4.15pm: Spread fires in No 2 boiler. Lts Chearnley, Bowles, Browne returned.


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26 November 1913

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 1

7.15am: Minotaur and Newcastle arrived.

8.00am: Lt Scott & Bowles in 15' whaler

Lt Chearnley in 2nd Whaler, Lt Browne & SubLt Brock left for surveying

9.10am: Japanese M of W [Man of War] Tatsuta arrived

4.00pm: Lt Chearnley & Browne returned

6.00pm: Lt Scott & SubLt Brock returned

6.50 Drew fires in Alert


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27 November 1913

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 1

8.00am: Chearnley & Porter left ship in 2nd whaler, Lt Browne & SubLt Brock in skiff, Lt Bowles in 1st whaler left for surveying

4.00pm: Lts. Chearnley, Porter, Browne, & SubLt Brock returned

6.10 Lt Bowles returned


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28 November 1913

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 1

6.30am: Lit fires in Herald

7.50am: Lt. Chearnley in 2nd whaler, Lt. Porter in 2nd skiff, Lt. Browne & Sub Lt. Brock in 1st skiff & Lt. Bowles in 1st whaler left for surveying

9.55am: Sandpiper secured to No. 6 buoy, Newcastle went into dock.

5.30pm: Lts Porter, Browne, Chearnley, Bowles, & Sub Lt Brock returned


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29 November 1913

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

5.45am: Lit fires in Herald

7.00am: Japanese Cruiser Tatsuta sailed

Number on sick list: 1


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30 November 1913

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 1

1.30pm: Discharged one sto[ker] to Hospital

5.40pm: Drew fires in Alert



LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1913


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1 December 1913

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 1

5.30am: Lit fires in Alert

8.00am: Lt Chearnley in 2nd whaler, Lt Porter in 1st whaler, Lt Browne & Sub Lt Brock in 1st skiff & Alert left ship for surveying

8.00am: Dressed ship

9.00am: German man of war Tiger sailed

9.00am: Discharged 1 cook’s mate to hospital

5.54pm: Undressed ship

6.00pm: Surveying parties returned. Paid monthly payment.

6.40pm: Drew fires in Alert


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2 December 1913

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 1

7.50am: Lt Browne in 1st whaler, Lt Porter in 1st skiff left for surveying, Lt Bowles in Alert, Lt Chearnley in 2nd whaler left for surveying

8.10am: USS Callas sailed

2.30pm: 1 AB joined ship from hospital

10.40pm: TB Fame sailed


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3 December 1913

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 1

1.45am: TB Fame arrived

5.00am: Lit fires in Herald

5.30am: Lit fires in Alert

7.30am: Lt Bowles in Alert, Lt Porter in 1st whaler, Lt Browne in Herald, Lt Chearnley in 2nd whaler left for surveying

5.25pm: Surveying parties returned

6.15pm: Drew fires in Herald & Alert


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4 December 1913

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 2

8.00am: Lt Chearnley & SubLt Brock in 2nd whaler, Lt Porter in 1st whaler, Lt. Bowles in Alert, Lt Browne in Herald left for surveying

5.25pm: Surveying parties returned

6.00pm: Drew fires in Herald & Alert


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5 December 1913

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 3

7.30am: Lt Bowles in Alert, Lt. Chearnley & Sub Lt Brock in 2nd whaler, Lt. Browne in Herald, Lt. Porter in 1st whaler left for surveying

3.00pm: Spread fires in No 1 Boiler. 1 Ld Seaman 1 Pte RMLI joined ship from hospital

5.00pm: Surveying parties returned. Drew fires in Herald & Alert


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6 December 1913

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 2

12.15pm: Robin arrived

5.00pm: Quarters. Read warrant No. 1


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7 December 1913

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 2

9.20am: Mustered by open list


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8 December 1913

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list:2

5.30am: Lit fires in Herald & Alert

7.50am: Lt Bowles in Alert. Lt Porter in 1st whaler left for surveying

7.55am: Alert returned & drew fires

8.35am: Lt Bowles left in 2nd whaler

12.20pm: Lit fires in Alert

5.00pm: Lt Chearnley, Bowles, Porter & SubLt Brock returned

5.10 Drew fires in Herald

6.15 Drew fires in Alert


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9 December 1913

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 3

8.00am: Lt Chearnley landed for surveying duties

10.00am: Discharged 1 AB to Hospital

3.50pm: Landed Funeral party, 1 stoker joined from Hospital

5.50pm: Funeral party returned, Lt. Chearnley returned

6.00pm: Drew fires in Herald & Alert


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10 December 1913

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 3

5.30am: Lit fires in Herald & Alert

7.00am: Alacrity arrived with C in C [Commander in Chief]

Lt Bowles, Browne, Porter, & SubLt Brock in Alert & Herald left for surveying

8.00am: Alert returned & drew fires

9.50am: Divisions & Prayers. Hands employed painting & scraping ship’s side. Discharged 1 Sto to Hospital

6.00pm: Chearnley, Browne, Porter, Bowles, & SubLt Brock returned

Drew fires in Herald & Alert


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11 December 1913

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 3

6.50am: Lt Porter & Browne in Herald, Lt Bowles & SubLt Brock in Alert left for surveying

8.30am: Landed small arms company

9.00am: S.B.C. Landed Lt Chearnley

11.30am: Small arms party returned

5.00pm: Lts Chearnley, Bowles, Porter, Browne, & SubLt Brock returned

6.30pm: Drew fires in Herald & Alert


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12 December 1913

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 1

5.45am: Lit fires in Herald + Alert

6.55am: Lt Bowles & Sub Lt Brock left in Alert, Lt Browne, & Porter in Herald left for surveying duties

10.30am: Discharged 1 AB to Hospital

5.00pm: Lt Chearnley, Bowles, Porter, Browne, & Sub Lt Brock: returned

6.00pm: Drew fires in Herald & Alert


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13 December 1913

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 1

5.00pm: Discharged 1 PO & 1 AB to Triumph


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14 December 1913

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 2

7.50am: Banked fires in no1 boiler

8.15am: Landed RC church party

9.15am: Landed Baptists, Presbyterians

10.15am: Sent C of E party to Minotaur

11.30am: Church parties returned


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15 December 1913

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 3

5.00am: Lit fires in Herald & Alert

7.30am: French Cruiser Montcalm arrived

8.00am: Lt Porter & Browne in Herald & Lt. Bowles & SubLt Brock in Alert left for surveying



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16 December 1913

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 3

5.30am: Lit fires in Alert

6.00am: Lit fires in Herald

8.00am: Lt Browne & Porter in Herald; Lt Bowles & Sub Lt Brock in Alert left for surveying

5.30pm: Herald & Alert returned & drew fires


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17 December 1913

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 4

7.15am: TBDs Jeb, Colne, Kennett, & Chelmer arrived

Lt Browne & Porter in Herald, Lt Bowles & SubLt Brock in Alert left ship for surveying

7.45am: Hampshire arrived

11.00am: Diving party away diving

6.00pm: Herald & Alert returned and drew fires


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18 December 1913

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 4

5.30am: Lit fires in Herald + Alert

7.30am: Lt Browne & Porter in Herald, Lt Bowles & Sub Lt Brock in Alert left for surveying

10.00am: Landed small arms company

11.30am: S.A. [small arms] company returned

5.30pm: Herald & Alert returned & drew fires


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19 December 1913

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 5

5.30am: Lit fires in Herald & Alert

7.15am: Let fires die out in No. 4 boiler

Lt Browne & Porter in Herald, Lt Bowles & SubLt Brock in Alert left ship for surveying

9.30am: German man of war Scharnorst arrived

5.20pm: Herald & Alert returned and drew fires.


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20 December 1913

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 4

2.00pm: German Gunboat Tsintsan left

5.00 Quarters

French cruiser Montcalm sailed


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21 December 1913

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 4

10.00am: Sent C of E party to Hampshire

10.10am: German Man of War Tiger arrived


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22 December 1913

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 4

5.30am: Lit fires in Herald & Alert

9.30am: Lt Browne in Herald, Lt Bowles & SubLt Brock in Alert, Lt Porter in 1st whaler left for surveying

1.50pm: Herald returned

3.00pm: Drew fires in Herald


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23 December 1913

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 3

5.50am: Lit fires in Herald & Alert

7.30am: Let fires die out in No 4 boiler

Lt Browne in Herald, Lt Bowles & SubLt Brock in Alert, Lt Chearnley in 2nd whaler & Lt Porter in 1st whaler left for surveying

3.35pm: Lt Bowles in Alert returned

3.40pm: Drew fires in Alert

5.00pm: Lt Porter & Chearnley returned

5.20pm: Herald returned with Lt Browne


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24 December 1913

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 3


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25 December 1913

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 2


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26 December 1913

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 2


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27 December 1913

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 3


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28 December 1913

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 3

1.40pm: German Gunboat Luchs arrived


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29 December 1913

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 2

5.00am: Lit fires in Herald & Alert

7.30am: Lt Scott in 1st whaler, Lt Browne in Herald, Lt Bowles & SubLt Brock in Alert & Lt Porter in 2nd whaler left for surveying

4.15pm: Herald & 1st whaler returned

1 Pte RMLI returned from Range

4.45pm: Drew fires in Herald

5.25 Alert returned & drew fires

6.50 2nd whaler returned


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30 December 1913

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 3

6.00am: Lit fires in Herald & Alert

7.30am: Lt Browne & Porter in Herald, Lt Bowles & SubLt Brock in Alert left for surveying

10.25am: Finished coaling, received 50 tons.

3.45pm: Alert returned

4.30pm: Drew fires in Alert, Herald & 1st whaler returned

11.35pm: Drew fires in Herald


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31 December 1913

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 3

7.45am: Lt Porter & Sub Lt Brock in 1st whaler left for surveying duties

8.15am: Lt Scott & Bowles in Alert left for surveying

4.00pm: Alert returned & drew fires



LOGS FOR JANUARY 1914


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1 January 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 3

11.00am: Discharged 1 sto[ker] to Tamar for passage to Moorhen

1.00pm: Paid quarterly payment

3.00pm: Hands employed taking gear to surveying office & as reqt.


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2 January 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 2

9.00am: Hands employed returning ammunition steam boats to dockyard for annual refit

9.15am: Tiger, German Man of War Tiger sailed

9.15am: Hampshire


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3 January 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 2

10.00am: German man of war Scharnhorst sailed

4.00pm: Moorhen & Sandpiper arrived


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4 January 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 2

9.30am: Mustered by open list, read out yearly assistment of characters & ability


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5 January 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 1

8.10am: U.S.S. Wimbleton sailed

12.42pm: German man of war Luchs arrived


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6 January 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 3

3.50pm: German man of war Emden arrived


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7 January 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 2

9.00am: Lt Bowles & SubLt Brock in 1 st whaler left for surveying


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8 January 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 1


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9 January 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 2

1.30pm: Dockyard party drawing maxims from Ordnance


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10 January 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

1.10pm: WSS Wimbleton arrived

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11 January 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 1


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12 January 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 2

7.00am: Newcastle sailed

8.45am: Lt Porter & SubLt Brock in 1st whaler left for surveying

11.40am: 1st Whaler returned

4.00pm: One signalman joined ship from Minataur

Discharged 1 signalman to Minataur


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13 January 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 2


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14 January 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 2


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15 January 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

8.30am: Landed small arm company

11.30am: Small arm company returned on board


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16 January 1914

[Note: Logkeeper entered date on this page as “16 January 1913”]

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

7.35am: Slipped from buoy, taken in tow by tug Atlas

8.00am: Secured alongside HMS Wivern in camber

[“Naval camber” refers to an enclosure formed by breakwaters,” however any sea area surrounded by breakwaters may be referred to as a camber (e.g., the Port of Dover). See http://forum.oldweather.org/index.php?topic=473.msg4012#msg4012 ]


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17 January 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

9.00am: Aired night clothing


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18 January 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

10.00am: Sent C of E [Church of England] party to Tamar


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19 January 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 1

8.00am: Lt Chearnly &1 Pte RMLI left ship to join tug Atlas



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20 January 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 1


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21 January 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

1:30pm: Yarmouth arrived


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22 January 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

9.30am: Landed small arm company

3.00pm: Small arm company returned



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23 January 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

1.55am: German man of war Luchs arrived

5.30am: Lt Chearnly & one Pte RMLI returned from Atlas.


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24 January 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2


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25 January 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2


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26 January 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 1

11.45am: Read warrant No. 2


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27 January 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 1

8.00am: Dressed ship with masthead flags.

1.00pm: Japanese man of war Saga arrived.

6.10pm: Undressed ship


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28 January 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 1

1.00pm: Tatsuta, Japanese despatch vessel, arrived

Cast off from Wivern & made fast to N wall of camber

3.00pm: Discharged 1 sto[ker] to Triumph

F.C.C. Pasco (captain) signed this page of the log.


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29 January 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 2

8.30am: Sent small arm company to Stone Cutters Rifle Range

Lieut Gibson joined ship to take command.

Discharged 1 painter to hospital

Diving party employed at monthly dip.

11.30am: German gunboat Luchs sailed

2.00pm: Diving party employed diving.

4.00pm: French gunboats Vigilante & Argus arrived


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30 January 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 2

7.40am: Shifted berth to alongside Wivern

11.00am: French cruiser Montcalm arrived

1.30pm: One A.B. rejoined ship from Hospital.

2.30pm: Discharged Capt. F.C.C. Pasco to half pay.


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31 January 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 1

11.00am: Lt Gibson took over command of HMS Merlin



LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1914


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1 February 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 1

10.15am: Sent C of E party to Tamar


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2 February 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 1

8.15am: Austrian cruiser Koserine Elizabeth (sic) arrived. [Kaiserin Elizabeth:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SMS_Kaiserin_Elisabeth ]

6.00pm: Tingsau German gunboat arrived


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3 February 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 1

4.00pm: Marines returned


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4 February 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 1

7.00am: Thistle arrived


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5 February 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2


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6 February 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 2

11.00am: 2 ABs discharged to hospital


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7 February 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 2

1.30pm: French cruiser Montcalm left

4.00pm: HMS Hampshire arrived


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8 February 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 2

10.00am: Sent C of E [Church of England] party to Tamar

5.00pm: Quarters

1 cook’s mate joined ship


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9 February 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 1

11.00am: Discharged 1 sto[ker] & 1 shpte to Hospital


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10 February 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

11.00am: Discharged 1 sto[ker] to hospital


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11 February 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

7.00am: French gun boat Argus sailed


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12 February 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 1

5.30pm: Exchanged 1 cook's mate with Hampshire


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13 February 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 1

5.30pm: French gunboat Vigilante sailed

6.00pm: 1 sto[ker] joined ship from Hampshire


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14 February 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 1


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15 February 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 1

9.20am: Mustered by open list.

Sent C of E party to Tamar


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16 February 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 1

10.50am: Thistle arrived


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17 February 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

10.00am: Landed marines for drill

5.00pm: Quarters, Discharged 10 s to Minotaur


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18 February 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 1

4.30pm: Japanese destroyer Tusuguia arrived.



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19 February 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 1


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20 February 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 1

9.00am: German gunboat Tsingtau sailed


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21 February 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 1


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22 February 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 1

8.30am: Landed R.C. church party

9.00am: Landed Wesleyans & Presbyterians

9.30am: Divisions

10.00am: Sent C of E party to Tamar

11.30am: Church Parties returned


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23 February 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 1

7.00am: Austrian cruiser, “Kaiserin Elisabeth” sailed

8.00am: Dresssed ship with masthead flags

2.00pm: Hands employed cleaning out boats & drawing stores.

6.00pm: Undressed ship


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24 February 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 1

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.00am: Divisions. Prayers.

Read articles of war & court martial returns

1.00pm: 2 AB joined ship from Hospital


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25 February 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 1

8.00am: Shifted berth to E side of dock

9.30am: Diving party employed diving


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26 February 1914


Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 1

10.20am: Entered dry dock

Abracity sailed

Usk, Chelmer, and Ribble came into dry dock.

2.30pm: Ship rested on chocks

6.00pm: Dock pumped dry


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27 February 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 1


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28 February 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

In Dry Dock

10.30am: Discharged 1 Pte RMLI to Hospital

1.30pm: German Gunboat Tsingtau arrived



LOGS FOR MARCH 1914


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1 March 1914


HMS Merlin remains in dry dock.


Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

10.00am: Sent C of E party to Tamar


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2 March 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 1

8.30am: German Man of War Tiger arrived

2.50pm: HMS Doris arrived

4.00pm: Moorhen arrived


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3 March 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

1 sto[ker] joined ship from hospital


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4 March 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

8.15am: Japanese cruiser Kasigi arrived

WSS Wilmington & German gunboat Tiger sailed


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5 March 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

5.30am: Aired bedding

French gunboat Argus sailed

8.45am: HMS Minataur sailed

Chinese cruiser Chao Ho arrived

3.00pm: Moorhen sailed


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6 March 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

11.00am: Welland & Kinnet Arrived

3.30pm: 1 shipwright joined ship from hospital

4.00pm: Quarters. Read warrant no 3


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7 March 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

3.30pm: German gunboat Tiger arrived


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8 March 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

9.15am: Mustered by open list

9.30am: Sent C of E party to Tamar

1.00pm: Portuguese gunboat Patria arrived


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9 March 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

3.30pm: Japanese cruiser Tsuguru arrived

6.00pm: Japanese cruiser Kasigi sailed


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10 March 1914

Hong Kong – Merlin is still in dry dock

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

10.00am: Landed marines for infantry drill

German cruiser Tiger sailed

3.00pm: 1 sto[ker] joined ship from Hospital

4.00pm: Quarters. Lent ship’s company to Tamar for sleeping accomodation


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11 March 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 1

11.00am: Portuguese gunboat Patria sailed


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12 March 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 1

In Dry Dock

10.30am: German gunboat Tsingtau sailed

4.50pm: Minataur arrived


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13 March 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 108 [This appears to be an error. The same figure “108” was entered to indicate the amount of beef loaded onboard.]

6:00pm: Hands employed cleaning up docks and preparing for going out of dock

7:50pm: Started flooding dock

10.00pm: Ship floated

11.50pm: Left dock & secured to east wall of camber


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14 March 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

9.00am: Italian man of war arrived

9.50am: Yarmouth sailed

3.30pm: USS Wilmington arrived

E U Kiddle (Flag Captain), Inspected ship, 15 March 1914


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15 March 1914

[Note: Date entered by logkeeper as 15 February 1914]

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

8.30am: Flag Captain Kiddle inspected ship

Mustered by Open List


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16 March 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

6.00am: Hands employed getting topmasts ready for striking

9.30am: Hands employed striking topmasts, painting mess deck and clearing away lower mast stays.

2.30pm: Italian cruiser arrived

3.00pm: Marines inspected by major of Minataur


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17 March 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

6.30am: Hands employed getting lower masts ready for unshipping

9.00am: Hoisted out lower masts

Landed marines for drill

2.00pm: Hands employed scraping topmasts, refitting & as reqt

3.00pm: Sandpiper & Robin arrived


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18 March 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

6.30am: Doris arrived


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19 March 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 1

2.00pm: Hands employed scraping topmasts getting in remainder of cable & as reqt.


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20 March 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 3

10.30am: Landed marines for drill


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21 March 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 2

10.30am: Sandpiper and Robin sailed

11.00am: American gunboat Callas arrived


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22 March 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 2

1.00pm: Chinese cruiser arrived


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23 March 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 2

6.30am: USS Callas arrived

10.10am: Minataur sailed.

Discharged 1 PO. to Hospital

11.45am: Rosario sailed


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24 March 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 1

1.00pm: Moorhen arrived

2.30pm: Italian cruiser sailed

3.00pm: 1 Painter joined ship from Hospital


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25 March 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 1

8.50am: Doris sailed

French gunboat Vigilante sailed

Chinese cruiser sailed

5.00pm: Thistle arrived


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26 March 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 2

9.00am: Fame arrived

9.20am: Minataur arrived

Italian gunboat arrived

11.45am: Rosario arrived


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27 March 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 1

9.00am: Exchanged 1 PO for 1 LS with Rosario

11.30am: Thistle sailed


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28 March 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 1


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29 March 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 1

10.00am: Sent C of E party to Hampshire

2.00pm: USS Callas arrived


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30 March 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 2


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31 March 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 1

5.30am: Lit fires in Herald & Alert

10.00am: Drew fires in Herald & Alert



LOGS FOR APRIL 1914


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1 April 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 1

4.40am: Lit fires in Herald & Alert

8.00am: Lt Gibson, Browne left ship in Herald with 2nd skiff, Lt Chearnley & Bowles in Alert with skiff, & Sub Lt Brock & tramping party left ship for surveying

3.40pm: Finished coaling; rec'd 183 tons.

5.00pm: Herald & Alert returned with surveying parties & drew fires


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2 April 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 1

7.00am: Lit fires in Herald & Alert

9.00am: Lt Browne & Porter in Herald, Lt Bowles in Alert, Lt Chearnley in 1st whaler, Lt Gibson in 2nd skiff left ship for surveying

2.30pm: 1 AB joined ship from Hospital

4.50pm: Herald & Alert drew fires, surveying parties returned.


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3 April 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 1

7.00am: Lit fires in Herald & Alert

9.00am: Lt Chearnley in 1st whaler, Lt Bowles in Alert Lt Browne in Herald & Lt Porter and tramping party left ship for surveying

1.45pm: Herald returned & drew fires



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4 April 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 1

7.00pm: 1 OS joined ship from Minotaur


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5 April 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 1

9.15am: Sent C of E party to Hampshire


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6 April 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2


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7 April 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

6.45am: Lit fires in Herald & Alert


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8 April 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

9.00am: Alert with Lt Bowles, Herald with Lt. Browne, Lts Chearnley & Porter tramping parties left for surveying

4.00pm: Minotaur sailed

6.00pm: Drew fires in Herald & Alert


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9 April 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 1

7.00am: Lit fires in Herald & Alert

9.00am: Alert with Lt. Bowles, Herald with Lt. Browne, & Sub Lt Brock Lts Chearnley & Porter tramping parties left ship for surveying

3.45pm: Alert returned & drew fires

4.15pm: Herald returned & drew fires


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10 April 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 2

10.30am: Sent C of E party to Tamar

11.00am: Discharged 1 sto to Hospital


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11 April 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 1


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12 April 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 3

10.30am: Sent C of E party to Tamar


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13 April 1914

Surveying off Gap Rock, Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 3

7.20am: Slipped from dockyard. Proceeded out of basin in tow of Atlas

7.40am: Slipped tug & proceeded out of harbour at 10 knots

8.07 Shaped Co. S25W with Green Id Lt N25E, 7 cables

11.20am: Sighted Grp Rock Lt, Abeam

12.30pm: Put clocks back 15 mins

5.00pm: Heavy rain squall


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[The log page for 14 April 1914 was scanned in two pieces.]

14 April 1914

Surveying off of Gap Rock

Lat 19.9, Long 113.9

4.30am: Lost overboard by fouling screw, one rotator for cherub log & 65 fms log line

6.00am: Lost overboard while sounding one 100 lb lead

10.00am: Ex[ercise]d Collision Stations

Number on sick list: 3


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[This log page was scanned in two pieces.]

Record of Observations for Deviation* {Insert link to description of process for swinging ship http://books.google.com/books?id=xRqzoX04v5AC&pg=PA238&lpg=PA238&dq=compass+deviations+swinging+ship&source=bl&ots=RQQWflaYhF&sig=kXCkkJI4vlSrDRP2-Yz5rWjukj4&hl=en&sa=X&ei=4xTAT8WIL5KN6AGL67muCg&ved=0CFwQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=compass%20deviations%20swinging%20ship&f=false }

Captain Lt Comdr F. Gibson

Nav. Officer Lt C.P. Chearinley


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[Partial page, 15 April 1914. Includes blank form to record information about swinging ship and compass deviations.]

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[Partial page, 15 April 1914.]


15 April 1914

[The log page was scanned in two pieces.]


Surveying off Gap Rock or at C (sic)

Lat 21.4, Long 113.4

12.10pm: N53E Sighted Gap Rock N46E

3.25pm: Stopped as reqte for swinging ship.

Lost overboard while sounding one 90 lb lead ball & chain & 50 fms wire

7.46pm: Sighted Gap Rock abeam


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16 April 1914

Surveying off Gap Rock or at C

Lat 20.4, Long 113.7

Place: Sighted: Gap Rock: N8E 83'

Number on sick list: 3

3.09am: Increased to 40 revs sounding every half mile

10.00am: A/C S Lost overboard while sounding one 90 lb lead with ball & chain

7.30pm: Lost overboard 125 lb lead & 50 fms wire

8.00pm: Lost overboard one 30 lb lead

10.00pm: Ex[ercise]d sea boats crew & watch close WT [watertight] doors.


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17 April 1914

Surveying off Gap Rock or at C.

Number on sick list: 3

1.50am: Lost overboard by accident, one rotator & 65 fms log line

4.45am: A/C N8E

5.20am: Parted Pat log line, recovered rotator

8.40am: Lost overboard - deck book.

9.00am: Reduced to 100 revs.

10.00am: Increased to 120 revs. A/c N15E Sounding every three quarter miles

11.00am: Sounding every three quarters miles.

4.45pm: Sighted Little Ladrone Id, left tangent bearing N5E

8:00 p.m. At single anchorage in Pumice Stone Bay, Grt Ladrone Id

11.00pm: Put clocks on 13 minutes


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18 April 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

At single anchorage in Pumice Stone Bay, Great Ladrone Island

Number on sick list: 2

2.00am: Put clocks on 13 minutes

9.48am: Tested life buoy (correct).

11.00am: Secured along dockyard wall, Hong Kong

1.00pm: Diving party examining + clearing log lines from propellers

2.00pm: 1 sto[ker] joined ship from hospital

2.15pm: Thistle arrived

2.30pm: Hampshire arrived

11.40 Secured along E wall of Dockyard

“Approved” (signed) FJB Gibson


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19 April 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 2

6.55 Banked fires in no. 2 boiler

Landed R.C. Wesleyans & Presbyterian church parties.

9.15am: Sent C of E party to Tamar

4.40pm: Spread fires in no. 2 boiler


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20 April 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 3

8.30am: Hands employed drawing beacons spars & surveying stores.

10.00am: Discharged 1 Painter to Hospital

10.25am: Rosario sailed

11.15am: Finished coaling received 80 tons


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21 April 1914

Hong Kong

Surveying off Gap Rock or at Hong Kong,

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list: 2

7.45am: Shaped Co[urse] S4W; Green Lt. sighted, N4E i

8.15am: Put clocks back 15 min

9.50am: Thick fog

12.28pm: Put clocks back 10 mins

4.00pm: Read warrant no 5.

6.00pm: Lost overboard one 90 lb. lead


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22 April 1914

Surveying off Gap Rock to Hainan Strait or at C

Lat 19.9, Long 113.6

Number on sick list: 2

7.00am: Distance between sounding – 1 mile

Midday - Sighted Gap Rk N9E 114'

5.00pm: Quarters. Carried out quarterly firing with 3 pr & maxims.

9.40pm: Put clocks back 6 mins


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23 April 1914

Gap Rock to Hainan Strait or at Hainan Strait

Number on sick list: 2

1.25am: Put clocks back 6 minutes. Sounding with tube every hour.

5.50am: Sighted land ahead

7.25am: Sighted N. Taya Id. abeam 3-5'

10.00am: Anchorage brg Hainan Bluff: N50 E 1'

10.50am: Co as reqd through Hainan South Channel.

12.25pm: Lt Scott in 1st whaler, Lt Porter in skiff left for surveying

6.05pm: Lt Scott & Porter returned

At single anchorage off Hainan Bluff; bearing N 58E 8 cables


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24 April 1914

Surveying in Hainan Strait

Number on sick list: 2

7.00am: Landed tide watcher

At single anchorage off Hainan Bluff, bearing N50E, 9 cables


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25 April 1914

Surveying in Hainan Strait

Number on sick list: 1

9.45am: Lt Bowles left ship in 2nd whaler

10.15am: Lt Browne left ship in 1st whaler

12.00 noon: True Bearing and Distance: Hainan Bluff: N48E 8.5 cables

5.30pm: Chinese man of war arrived

6.30pm: Tide watchers returned



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26 April 1914

Hainan Strait

5.45am: Chinese Man of War sailed


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27 April 1914

Hainan Strait to Labuan or at “C”

Lat 19.5, Long 111.2

Numbers on sick list: 2

6.00am: Weighed & proceed to as required thro' Hainan Channel

9.20am: Put clocks on 11 minutes

Noon True bearing and distance: S Taya Id, N64W 9'7

11.00pm: Put clocks on 5 minutes


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28 April 1914

Hainan Strait to Labuan or at “C”

Lat 16.5, Long 113.5

Number on sick list: 4

3.15am: Put clocks on 5 minutes

Noon Latitude & Longitude 16 48.5N 113 45E

Noon True Bearing and Distance: S. Taya Id, N41W 246

3.50pm: Streamed submarine sentry to 15 fathoms


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29 April 1914

Hainan Strait to Labuan or at C

Lat 13.5, Long 116.3

Number on sick list: 4

3.00am: Put clocks on 6 min

9.00am: Divisions prayers; Read & ex[ercise]d stations for abandon ship.

Noon: True bearing & distance: S. Taya Id., N37W 484'



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30 April 1914

Hainan Strait to Labuan or at C

Lat 10.7, Long 118.2

Number on sick list: 4

Noon: True bearing & distance: Balabac Lt, S22W 189' { http://www.dutchpickle.com/philippines/palawan/balabac-island.html }




LOGS FOR MAY 1914


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1 May 1914

Hainan Strait to Labuan or at C.

Lat 7.0, Long 115.5

Number on sick list: 3

11.30am: Sighted Kina Balu Mountain, bearing S50E

Noon True bearing and distance: Kurainan Lt: S25W 122'

9.10pm: Sighted Kuraman Lt, bearing SE {http://marine21.marine.gov.my/appl/JICT032008/JLSM/light/r_sbh_kuraman.html }

11.35pm: Co as req for Victoria Harbr.


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2 May 1914


Hainan Strait to Labuan or Victoria Harbor, Labuan

Number on sick list: 2

1.15am: Put clocks on 19 minutes

1.00pm: Paid monthly payment


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3 May 1914

Labuan (at single anchor in Victoria Harbour)

Lat 5.3, Long 115.2

Number on sick list: 2

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.30am: Divisions

10.00am: Held divine service.

11.5 Banked fires in no. 2 boiler.


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4 May 1914

Victoria Harbour Labuan

Number on sick list: 2


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5 May 1914

Victoria Harbour, Labuan

Number on sick list: 2

8.15am: Landed Lieut. Browne in skiff

10.15am: Lt Porter left ship in 2nd whaler

11.00am: Lt Bowles left ship in 1st whaler

12.50pm: Lt Scott, SubLt Brok and the Bos’n left ship in the cutter

4.30pm: Lt Scott and party returned

5.25pm: Picked up Lt. Porter,

5.45pm: Picked up Lt Bowles, shaped course for Labuan


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6 May 1914

Victoria Harbour, Labuan

Number on sick list: 2

6.30am: Lit fires in Herald

8.00am: Dressed ship overall in honour of H. M. King George V's accession. { http://www.royal.gov.uk/HistoryoftheMonarchy/KingsandQueensoftheUnitedKingdom/TheHouseofWindsor/GeorgeV.aspx}

10.55am: Drew fires in Herald

4.45pm: Arrived HIJMS Mogami; {Mogami was a Yodo class light cruiser; WW1NavyJapanese.htm}

O.O.G. boarded. Half masted colours.

6.35pm: Undressed ship


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7 May 1914

Victoria Harbour, Labuan

Number on sick list: 1

6.15am: Weighed and proceeded alongside collier S.S. Wimbledon

7.00am: HIJMS Mogami secured alongside pier

7:30am: Commenced coaling

8.00am: Halfmasted colours.

4.00pm: HIJMS Mogami left pier and anchored.

10.00pm: Finished coaling; slipped and proceeded to anchorage

Anchorage bearings: Pappan Lt, S59.5E

Gov. Pier Lt, N9E

Gov Build Lt, N44E


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8 May 1914


Victoria Harbour, Labuan

Number on sick list: 1

Anchorage bearings: Pappan S57.5E

Gov.F.S: N45E

Gov. Pier N8W

7.00am: Lt. Chearnley left ship in Herald


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9 May 1914

Victoria Harbour, Labuan


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10 May 1914

Labuan

Lat 5.3, Long 115.2

Number on sick list: 3

9.30am: Mustered by open list


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11 May 1914

Labuan to Mangalum Id or at Mangalum Id

Number on sick list: 3

7.30am: Put clocks back 10 minutes

8.40am: Put clocks back 8 minutes

8.50am: Lt Chearnley returned in Herald, Drew fires and hoisted Herald

At single anchorage off Mangalum Id


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12 May 1914

Mangalum Id

Number on sick list: 4

6.50am: Weighed anchor and proceeded for surveying

1.00pm: Weigned and proceeded as requisite for laying out beacons. Hands employed sounding and laying out beacons

True bearing and distance, anchor gearings: LT Mangalum Id: S50E

RT Mangalum Id: S27E


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13 May 1914

Surveying off Mangalum Id.

Number on sick list: 4

4.30am: Lit fires in Herald

7.00am: Lt. Browne in Herald with skiff left for surveying

10.30am: Lt Bowles & Scott away in whaler measuring base by ship.

Anchorage bearings: Mangalum Id: > S32W

Mangalum Id: < S57E

7.00pm: Herald returned with Lt. Browne & drew fires


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14 May 1914

Mangalum Id

Number on sick list: 5

4.30am: Lit fires in Herald & Alert

7.00am: Alert with Lt Bowles & SubLt Brock; Herald with Lts Porter & Browne left for surveying

True Bearing & Distance: Mang 53.50 Clare 94.04 Elsie

6.10pm: Herald & Alert returned & drew fires


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15 May 1914

Surveying off Mangalum Id

Number on sick list: 5

Anchorage bearings: RT Mangalum I N30E

LT Mangalum I S44E

5.00am: Lit fires in Herald & Alert

6.30am: Lt Porter & Browne in Herald, Lt Bowles & SubLt Brock in Alert left ship for surveying


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16 May 1914

At Mangalum Id

Number on sick list: 9

4.00am: Lit fires in Alert

7.45am: Lt Gibson & Chearnley & party left ship in Alert

6.50pm: Alert returned with Captain, Lt Chearnley & party.

7.00pm: Drew fires in Alert

FGB Gibson (signed the log book)


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17 May 1914

Mangalum Id

Number on sick list: 11


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18 May 1914

Surveying off Mangalum Id

Number on sick list: 11

4.15am: Lit fires in Herald & Alert

6.30am: Lts Chearnly & Porter left in Whaler

8.30am: Lt Bowles in Alert, Lt Browne & SubLt Brock left ship in Herald for surveying

7.30pm: Herald & Alert returned & drew fires


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19 May 1914

Surveying off Mangalum Id

Number on sick list: 7

5.00am: Lit fires in Herald & Alert

8.45am: Lt Browne in Alert, Lt Bowles & Sub Lt Brock in Herald left for surveying

11.00am: Detachment at small arm drill

True Bearing and Distance: Mang 39.20

True Bearing and Distance: Clara 117.55 Gwen

7.30pm: Herald and alert returned + drew fires


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20 May 1914

Surveying off Mangalum Id & to Labuan

Mangalum Id., Long 115.2

Number on sick list: 7

5.00am: Lit fires in Herald & Alert

7.00am: Lt. Browne & Sub Lt. Brock in Herald, Lt. Bowles in Alert, left for surveying

11.25am: Finished surveying, course as reqt., for picking up beacons

4.00pm: Lt Browne & SubLt Brock in Herald, Lt Bowles in Alert & tide watchers returned—drew fires and hoisted steam boats.

10.20pm: Sighted Kuraman Island, bearing South


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21 May 1914

Mangalum Id to Labuan, or at Victoria Harbour, Labuan

Number on sick list: 6

2.00am: Anchorage bearings: Pappan Lt: N35E 1-5 miles

9.00am: Anchorage bearings: Gov FS: N26E

Pappan Lt: S56E

Ramsay Bn: N84E

4.30pm: Weighed proceeded as reqte. to vicinity of grounded vessel SS Hallamshire {Note: various links to webpages about the Hallamshire are noted in the Old Weather forum at the following page: http://forum.oldweather.org/index.php?topic=1266.0}

10.00pm: Anchorage bearings: Pappan Lt: N53E

Russikan Kechil: N4W

Russikan Besar: N29E


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22 May 1914

Kuraman Island

Number on sick list: 6

6.30am: Hands employed getting out bower anchor for Hallamshire

9.50am: Weighed--shifted billet nearer to Hallamshire in 11 fms veered to 2.5 shackles

1.00pm: Anchor bearings: Sighted: Rusukan Besar: < N31W

Sighted: Daal Id: -> N60E

Sighted: Penang Smt: S29W

1.30pm: Hands employed preparing towing arrangements. Diving party employed diving.

4.45pm: Relaid out bower anchor for SS Hamamshire (misspelled)

7.00pm: Drew fires and moored up Herald & Alert



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23 May 1914

Kuraman Island

Number on sick list: 6

4.30am: Lit fires in Herald & Alert

6.30am: Hands employed about hawsers

9.30am: Commenced towing. Towed Hallamshire off.

9.55am: Hamshire (sic) fouled 3 ½” inch wire to bower anchor and grounded again on falling tide - finished towing

1.00pm: Diving party employed cleaning Hallamshire's propellor of 3.5 inch wire

3.30pm: Hands employed preparing for towing

7.10pm: Commenced towing.

7.40pm: Suspended towing operations.

9.00pm: Commenced towing

10.05pm: Parted hawser. Suspended operations. Drew fires and moored up Herald & Alert



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24 May 1914

off Kurawan Island

Number on sick list: 7

5.00am: Lit fires in Herald & Alert

7.30am: Hands employed preparing ship to go alongside Hallamshire

9.00am: Weighed & proceeded alongside Hallamshire

9.10am: Dropped anchor & veered alongside

10.05am: Commenced towing

10.50am: Finished towing

4.50pm: Cast off from Hallamshire

6.30pm: Drew fires & moored up Herald & Alert

Anchorage Bearings: Kuraman Lt: N12W

Burning Id: N34E

1 fort Rl: N77W


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25 May 1914

Kuraman Island

Number on sick list: 6

4.00am: Lit fires in Herald & Alert

6.05am: Weighed - shifted billet nearer Hallamshire

8.00am: Commenced towing

8.10am: Towed Hallamshire off.

8.34am: Cast off tow & proceeded to recover slipped anchor.Towed SS Hallamshire

9.00am: Came to with starboard anchor in 4 fms. Diving party employed shackling wire to cable.

1.40pm: Drew fires in Alert

At single anchorage in Victoria Harbor

Anchor Bearings: Pappan Lt: S56E

Gov Pier Lt: N16W

Red Ld Lt: N49E

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26 May 1914

Victoria Harbor Labuan

Number on sick list: 4

9.30am: Diving party employed examining Hallamshire's bottom

5.00pm: Quarters. Read warrant No. 6


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27 May 1914

Bruni Bay

Victoria Harbour Hong Kong

Number on sick list: 4

As requisite for dropping camping parties in Bruni Bay

5.00am: Lit fires in Herald & Alert

9.20am: Herald with Lt. Scott left for camping

10.50am: Alert with Lt. Porter left for camping

11.02 Dropped beacon. Lost overboard by accident one 100 lb anchor & 8 sinkers & 19 fms chain

11.25 Lt Chearnley in 2nd whaler left for camping

12.15pm: Dropped Lt. Bowles in skiff for camping

4.00pm: Dropped beacon. Lt Browne landed for camping

Anchorage bearings: Pappan Lt: S30.5W

Daat Id: <- S68W


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28 May 1914

Bruni Bay (Surveying)

Number on sick list: 5

6.15am: Lt Brock left ship for surveying

9.00am: Lt Gibson left ship for surveying

2.55pm: Lt Gibson returned

5.15pm: Weighed & proceeded to Kuraman Id

5.15pm: SubLt Brock returned

7.30pm: Lt Browne returned

Anchorage bearings:

Sighted: Pappan Lt: S40W 2.6 miles

Sighted: Coal Pt Chim: S78W 9.8 cables


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29 May 1914

Bruni Bay to Victoria Harbour, and at Victoria Harbour, Labuan

Number on sick list: 6

10.30am: Alert with Lt. Porter returned, 2nd skiff with Lt Bowles returned

11.28am: Lt. Chearnly in 2nd whaler returned

12.50pm: stopped took Alert in tow.

3.00pm: Lt Cmdr Scott returned in Herald

10.00pm: Log signed by FLB Gibson


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30 May 1914

Victoria Harbour, Labuan

Number on sick list: 8


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31 May 1914

Victoria Harbour, Labuan

Number on sick list: 7

7.15am: Landed R.C. [Roman Catholic] church party

10.30am: R.Cs returned



LOGS FOR JUNE 1914


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1 June 1914

Victoria Harbour, Labuan

Number on sick list: 8

Anchorage Bearings:

Sighted: Pappan Lt: S58E

Sighted: Red LdS Lt: N44E

Sighted: Gov Pier Lt: N16W

1.30pm: Finished coaling received 160 tons


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2 June 1914

Victoria Harbour, Labuan

Number on sick list: 9


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3 June 1914

Victoria Harbour, Labuan

Number on sick list: 9

4.30am: Lit fires in Herald

8.00am: Dressed ship {Hoisted the ship's signal flags from bow to stern via the mast-tops}

6.29pm: Undressed ship


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4 June 1914

Brunei Bay (surveying) or At Victoria Harbour

Number on sick list: 9

4.00am: Lit fires in Herald & Alert

7.00am: Landed tide watch

Lt Browne & Brock in Herald, Lt Bowles in Alert left for surveying

2.00pm: Lt Chearnly & tide watcher left ship in 2nd whaler, landed tide watcher on Daat Island

Anchor bearings: Pappan Lt: S56.5E

Red Ldg Lt: N49E


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5 June 1914

Victoria Harb. Labuan

Number on sick list: 8

4.30am: Lit fires in Herald & Alert

6.55am: Lt. Bowles in Alert, Lt. Brock in Herald left for surveying

Lt. Chearnley & Browne: landed for sights

8.00pm: Herald & Alert returned & drew fires

Lts Chearnley & Browne returned

Anchor bearings: Pappan Lt: S56.5E

Red Id Lt: N49E


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6 June 1914

Victoria Harbr., Labuan

Number on sick list: 6

5.00pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No. 7


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7 June 1914

Victoria Harbr. Labuan

Number on sick list: 6

7.30am: Landed R.C.[Roman Catholic] Church Party

11.00am: R.C.’s returned


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8 June 1914

Brunei Bay (surveying)

Number on sick list: 7

4.15am: Lit fires in Herald & Alert

6.55am: Lt Browne & Brock in Herald left for surveying duties

9.45am: Lt Bowles in Alert left for surveying

10.00am: Midshipman Harris in 2nd Whaler left for surveying


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9 June 1914

Brunei Bay (surveying)

Number on sick list: 8

2.00am: Mr. Harris returned in 2nd Whaler from surveying duties

4.30am: Lit fires in Herald & Alert

7.00am: Lt Browne & Brock in Herald, Lt Bowles in Alert left ship for surveying

9.00am: Stopped - landed tide watcher

9.10am: Proceeded sounding

11.00am: Detachment at S.A. [small arms] drill

7.30pm: Herald & Alert returned & drew fires


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10 June 1914

Brunei Bay

Number on sick list: 6

6.30am: Lt Bowles in Alert left ship for surveying

8.00am: Alert returned; drew fires in Herald & Alert

9.10am: Stopped Lt Brock left for surveying in Herald

Lit fires in Herald & Alert

4.50pm: Lt Brock returned, took Herald in tow


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11 June 1914

Brunei Bay (surveying)

Number on sick list: 7

4.30am: Lit fires in Herald & Alert

6.30am: Lt Browne & Brock in Herald left for surveying

7.00am: Weighed & proceeded sounding, Alert in tow

9.10am: Lt Bowles in Alert left for surveying

Noon: True Bearing and Distance: Anchor Fix West 108.12 Nob 66.14 Saro

8.00pm: Herald & Alert returned & drew fires


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12 June 1914

Brunei Bay (surveying) and at Victoria Harbour Labuan

Number on sick list: 7

7.00am: Weighed & proceeded sounding, Herald & Alert in tow

8.45am: Lt Browne & Brock in Herald left for surveying. Lt Bowles in Alert ditto

11.00am: Lost overboard whilst sounding one 100 lb sinker

4.30pm: Tide watcher returned

10.00pm: Anchor bearings: Sighted: Pappan Lt: S57E

Red Ld Light: N49E

Gov Pier Lt: N20W


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13 June 1914

Victoria Harbour, Labuan

Number on sick list: 6

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship & recoing (sic) new wheel ropes


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14 June 1914

Victoria Harbour, Labuan

Number on sick list: 7


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15 June 1914

Surveying Bruni Bay

Number on sick list: 7

4.15am: Lit fires in Herald & Alert

7.00 amWeighed & proceeded Herald & Alert in tow

8.00am: Lt Bowles in Alert, Lt Browne & Brock in Herald left for surveying

9.24am: Commenced sounding.

Noon: Anchor Fix Kush 96.45 Pesang 103.52 Nori

7.30pm: Herald & Alert returned & drew fires


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16 June 1914

Bruni Bay

Number on sick list: 7

4.15am: Lit fires in Herald & Alert

7.00am: Lt Scott in 1st Whaler, Lt. Browne & Brock in Herald, Lt Bowles in Alert, left for surveying

Noon True Bearing and Distance: Anchor Fix Dead 130.35 Kush 42.30 Sari

5.45pm: Took Alert in tow

8.00pm: Herald returned -- drew fires in Herald & Alert


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17 June 1914

Bruni Bay (surveying)

Number on sick list: 8

4.45am: Lit Fires in Hearld & Alert

6.30am: Lt Browne & Brock in Herald, Lt Bowles in Alert, left ship for surveying

9.30am: Hands employed sounding, fitting beacon moorings, & painting gun covers

Noon True Bearing and Distance: Anchor Fix Nori 44.10 Dead 139.10 Kush

7.30pm: Herald & Alert returned & drew fires


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18 June 1914

Surveying Bruni Bay

Number on sick list: 8

4.30am: Lit fires in Herald & Alert

7.00am: Lt Browne & Brock in Herald Lt Bowles in Alert & skiff in tow left ship for surveying

Noon True Bearing and Distance: Anchor Fix Wistor 94.17 Kush 37.46 Sari

4.55pm: Stopped - hoisted Herald

6.20pm: Stopped - took Alert in tow


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19 June 1914


Bruni Bay to Victoria Harbour Labuan

Number on sick list: 8

Anchor bearings Pappan Lt: S56E, Ramsay Bn: N79E, Front Ldg Lt: N30E

3.30am: Lit fires in Alert

7.40am: Alert with Lt. Bowles left ship for surveying

12.50pm: Alert returned with tide watchers


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20 June 1914

Victoria Harbour, Labuan

Number on sick list: 8


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21 June 1914

Victoria Harbour, Labuan

Number on sick list: 8


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22 June 1914

Victoria Harbor to Barram Pt

Number on sick list: 6

11.00am: Camping party of Lieuts Scott Bowles Browne & Brock 1st whaler Herald & Alert & 1st skiff left ship; provisions -14 days.

10.00pm: Sighted: Barram Pr Lt: S4.5E

10.12pm: Put over submarine sentry at 25 fms.


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23 June 1914

Surveying off Barram Pr

Number on sick list: 6


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These pages are the front and reverse of an uncompleted form for recording compass deviations, using a procedure called “swinging the ship.” During the procedure, the existing compass bearings are compared with what the actual, magnetic compass bearings should be. Differences between the figures are known as “deviations.”


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24 June 1914

This completed form (spread over two pages) contains the compass deviations recorded for the Merlin by Lt. Commander FEB Gibson, RN, and Navigating Officer, Lt. Chearnley, who supervised “swinging the ship” on June 24, 1914. C.P. Chearnley signed the log.


Sighted: Mt. Lambien, distance 38 miles; used for verification of compass observations

Place of observation: Borneo NW Coast


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24 June 1914

The log for 24 June 1914 is spread over two pages.


Surveying Off Barram Pr

Number on sick list: 6

8.00am: Swing ship for Deviation


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25 June 1914

Surveying off Barram Pr.

Number on sick list: 5

7.50am: Dropped beacon snag

8.10am: Picked up chance Beacon

Noon Sighted: Snag Beacon: N45W 1/2 cable


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26 June 1914

Surveying off Barram Pr. To Victoria Harbour

Number on sick list: 4

5.45pm: Proceeded N65E, Streamed pat log.

6.50pm: Sighted: Barram Pt Light: S34.5E

8.00pm: Sighted: Barram Lt: S5E


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27 June 1914


Barram Pr to Victoria Harbour or At Victoria Harbour

Number on sick list: 5

12:15am: A/C (altered course) E Kuraman Lt sighted: N70E

2.50am: Sighted Pappan Lt: N57E

3.15am: Sighted: Kuraman Abeam

10.00pm: Anchorage bearings: Sighted: Pappan Lt: S57E

Sighted: Front Ld Lt: N49E

Sighted: Gov Pier Lt: N17W


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28 June 1914

Victoria Harbour, Labuan

Number on sick list: 5


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29 June 1914

Vernon Bank (surveying)

Number on sick list: 3

7.50am: Weighed & proceeded as req’d for Vernon Bank.

9.00am: Hands employed rigging beacons & cleaning tanks.

10.50am: Dropped beacon

11.40am: Dropped beacon.

12.20pm: Dropped beacon.

1.45pm: Dropped beacon.

3.17pm: Dropped beacon

3.55pm: Dropped beacon

4.32pm: Dropped beacon

5.30pm: Dropped beacon

6.34pm: Dropped beacon

10.00pm: Anchorage bearings: Ah beacon: N50W 2'


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30 June 1914

Surveying Vernon Bank

Number on sick list: 4

6.47am: Dropped beacon

7.30am: Dropped beacon

9.00am: Co[urse] as requ’te for fixing beacon

11.00am: Marines inspected at S.A. & bits.

12.00 Noon True Bearing and Distance: Anchor Fix Ah Beacon N45W 3'



LOGS FOR JULY 1914


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1 July 1914

Vernon Bank (surveying) or Coal Pier, Labuan

Number on sick list: 4

8.45 Co[urse] as req’t for Raffles Anchorage

Noon anchor bearings: Sighted: Kuraman Lt: S63W

Kuraman Id: -> N75W

Rusukankichil: <- S11E

12.05pm: Stopped landed Lt Porter at Coal Pier

12.15pm: Proceeded as reqt for Kuraman Id.

2.50pm: Lt Chearnly landed at Kuraman Lt Ho

3.10pm: Lt Chearnley returned

5.10pm: Lt Porter returned

7.30pm: Paid Quarterly settlement


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2 July 1914

Coal Pr. Labuan Id.

Number on sick list: 3


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3 July 1914

Coal Pr.

Number on sick list: 4


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4 July 1914

Coal Pr to Labuan, At Victoria Harbour

Number on sick list: 5

6.00am: Weighed & procceded (sic) as reqt for Victoria Harbour

2.00pm: Anchor bearings: Sighted: Pappan Lt: --S58E

Sighted: Red Ld Lt: N49E

Sighted: Gov Poi Lt: N12E

5.45pm: Camping party returned


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5 July 1914

Victoria Harbour, Labuan

Number on sick list: 5


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6 July 1914

Surveying Vernon Bank

Number on the sick list: 5

4.00am: Lit fires in Herald and in No 1 & 3 boilers.

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship & hoisting Alert. Lt Porter in Herald left ship with hole(?) party

8.36am: Stopped. Lt Brock left ship in 2nd whaler.

2.20pm: Stopped slipped lighter in harbour landed tide watchers

3.00pm: Proceeded as reqt for coal Pr.

4.30pm: Banked fires in No. 1 boiler, Lt Porter returned in Herald--provisioned tide party for 14 days.

7.30pm: Drew fires in Herald.

9.00pm: Anchorage bearings: Sighted: Coal Pr: N60W

Sighted: Bethune Pr: N42W

Sighted: Chimney: S80W


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7 July 1914

Vernon Bank (surveying)

Number on sick list: 2

4.30am: Lit fires in Herald

5.30am: Lit fires in Alert

6.00am: Weighed & proceeded with Herald in tow

9.00am: Lts Browne & Porter left for surveying in Herald

12.00pm: Lt Bowles in Alert left for surveying

12.08pm: Commenced sounding

True Bearing and Distance: Anchor Fix.: F55.34 S42.52 J


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8 July 1914


Vernon Bank (surveying)

Number on sick list: 2

4.30am: Lit fires in Herald & Alert

6.30am: Lt Browne & Porter in Herald, Lt Bowles in Alert left ship for surveying

Noon: True Bearing and Distance: Anchor Fix P46.36S 45.28 J

7.30pm: Herald & Alert returned & drew fires


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9 July 1914

Vernon Bank (surveying) to Victoria Harbr. and At Victoria Harbr

Number on sick list: 4

4.15am: Lit fires in Herald and Alert

7.00am: Lt Browne & Porter in Herald, Lt Bowles in Alert left for sounding.

7.00am: Weighed & proceeded for sounding

3.44pm: Proceeded for Victoria Harbour


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10 July 1914

Victoria Harbor to Brunei or At Brunei

Number on sick list: 3

10.00am: Co[urse] as reqte. for Brunei River

12.30pm: Stopped, came to with Port anchor in 6 ¾ fms off Customs Pier Brunei

4.30pm: Quarters. Sultan of Brunei came on board & on departure was saluted with 17 guns.


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11 July 1914

Brunei

Number on sick list: 3


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12 July 1914

Brunei to Victoria Harbour or At Victoria Harbour

Number on sick list: 3

12.20pm: Weighed & proceeded down river

2.00pm: Co[urse] as reqt. for Victoria Harbour


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13 July 1914

Victoria Harbour to Brunei Bay & Coal Point or At Victoria Harbour

Number on sick list: 3

5.50am: Lt Browne in Alert left for surveying

7.35am: Commenced coaling

10.00am: Divers employed at monthly dip

3.00pm: Finished coaling - received 151 tons

3.10pm: Proceeded out of harbour as reqt for picking up beacons in Brunei Bay.

5.00pm: Picked up beacon

5.45pm: Picked up beacon

6.00pm: Alert returned - drew fires & hoisted Alert, Co as reqt for Coal Point

11.00pm: Lost by accident one skiff's anchor.

Anchorage bearings: Sighted: Pappan Lt: S1E

Sighted: Bethune Hb: N62W

Sighted: Tide Camp: N85W


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14 July 1914

Vernon Bank (surveying)

Number on sick list: 5

5.00am: Lit fires in Herald & Alert

6.00am: Weighed & proceeded as reqt for Vernon Bank.

10.00am: Lt Porter & Brock left ship in Alert.

10.35am: Lt Bowles ditto in Herald.

2.00pm: Dropping beacons

7.50pm: Herald returned & drew fires.

8.30pm: Alert returned & drew fires


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15 July 1914

Vernon Bank (surveying)

Number on sick list: 7

7.00am: Herald with Lt Porter & Brock & Alert with Lt Bowles left for surveying


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16 July 1914

Vernon Bank (Surveying)

Number on sick list: 7

7.00am: Lt Porter & Brock in Herald & Lt Bowles in Alert left for surveying

9.25am: Picked up beacon & redropped it

8.00pm: Herald & Alert returned & drew fires


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17 July 1914

Vernon Bank (surveying) to Coal Pier

Number on sick list: 7

7.00am: Herald with Lts Porter & Brock & Alert with Lt Bowles left for surveying

5.00pm: Read warrant No. 8

Anchorage bearings: Sighted: Bethune Hd: N41W

Sighted: Coal Pr Chim: S85W


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18 July 1914

Coal Pier to Victoria Harbour or At Victoria Harbour

6.20am: Hoisted steam boats.

7.00am: Weighed & proceeded as reqt for Victoria Harbr.

Anchorage bearings: Sighted: Pappas Lt: S56 E

Sighted: Red Lt: N49 E

Sighted: Gov Pier Lt: N20 W


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19 July 1914

Victoria Harbour

Number on sick list: 7

10.00am: Landed RC church party and held Divine Service


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20 July 1914

Vernon Bank (Surveying)

Number on sick list: 6

6.00am: Weighed & proceeded as reqt for Vernon Bank.

3.15pm: Lts Porter & Brock in Herald, Lt Bowles in Alert left for surveying


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21 July 1914

Vernon Bank (Surveying)

Number on sick list: 6

4.15am: Lit fires in Herald and Alert

7.30am: Lt Porter & Brock in Herald, Lt Bowles in Alert left for surveying

10.00am: Marines at SA [Small Arms] drill


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22 July 1914

Vernon Bank (Surveying)

Number on sick list: 6

7.00am: Lt Porter & Brock in Herald, Lt Bowles in Alert left ship for surveying


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23 July 1914

Vernon Bank (Surveying)

Number on sick list: 6

7.00am: Lt Porter & Brock in Herald, Lt Bowles in Alert left ship for surveying


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24 July 1914

Vernon Bank (Surveying) to Victoria Harbour or at Victoria Harbour

Number on sick list: 6

7.00am: Lt Porter & Brock in Herald, Lt Bowles in Alert left ship for surveying

6.00pm: Stopped off Coal Point & took steam boats in tow.

Anchorage bearings: Sighted: Pappan Lt: S56E

Sighted: Red Ld Lt.: N49E

Sighted: Gov Pier Lt: N17W


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25 July 1914

Victoria Harbour Labuan

Number on sick list: 7


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26 July 1914

Victoria Harbour

Number on sick list: 7

7.30am: Landed R.C. church party

11.00am: R.C. church party returned


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27 July 1914

Victoria Harbor to Vernon Bank

Number on sick list: 6

10.00am: Lt Browne & Porter in Herald, Lt Bowles in Alert left ship for surveying

True Bearing and Distance: Anchor Fix W79.14V 58.58T


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28 July 1914

Vernon Bank

Number on sick list: 5

6.30am: Lt Browne & Porter in Herald, Lt. Bowles in Alert left for surveying

True Bearing and Distance: Anchor Fix W87.07 V 22.06T


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29 July 1914

Vernon Bank (Surveying)

Number on sick list: 5

6.00am: Lt Browne & Porter in the Herald, Lt. Bowles in Alert left for surveying


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30 July 1914

Vernon Bank (Surveying) to Victoria Harbour

Number on sick list: 4

Dropped beacon

6.30am: Lt Browne & Porter in Herald, Lt. Bowles in Alert left for surveying

9.40pm: Sighted Kuraman Lt

11.25pm: Kuraman Lt: abeam 4 miles


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31 July 1914

Labuan to Hong Kong or At Victoria Harbour

Number on sick list: 5

Anchorage bearings: Sighted: Pappan Lt: S57E

Sighted: Red Ld. Lt: N49E

Sighted: Gov Pier Lt: N17W

1.00am: Co[urse] as reqt for Victoria Harbour

10.00am: Hands employed covering boats & preparing for sea

2.00pm: Finished coaling, rec’d 129 tons

4.20pm: Stopped, picked up tide watcher

4.40pm: Proceeded N26E streamed pat[ent] log



LOGS FOR AUGUST 1914


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1 August 1914

Labuan to Hong Kong

Number on sick list: 6

Noon: Sighted: Balabrae Lt


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2 August 1914

Labuan to Hong Kong

Number on sick list: 8

9.30am: Mustered by open list.

Noon Sighted: Waglan Lt.: N19W 672


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3 August 1914

Labuan to Hong Kong

Lat 15.51N, Long 116.50E

Number on sick list: 7

Noon Sighted: Waglan Lt: N20W 416'



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4 August 1914

Labuan to Hong Kong, Long 114.2

Noon Sighted Waglan Lt, N24W 168'

9.00pm: Darkened ship - steaming without lights. [England declared war on Germany. No specific mention of this event is contained in the Merlin’s log. Link to image of front page of NY Times, 4 August 1914]


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5 August 1914

Labuan to Hong Kong, or at Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

3.37am: Sighted Waglan Lt, N43W

6.55am: Stopped at examination anchorage.

8.25am: Secured No. 6 Beacon, Hong Kong

10.00am: Discharged 2 ratings to hospital

1.00pm: Paid off ship, log signed by FLB Gibson


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SEPTEMBER 1914 to OCTOBER 1918 not included



LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1918



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Title page of the log of the HMS Merlin, 26-30 November 1918

[The title page has been scanned in two pieces. ]


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J. D. Nares, Com[mander], signed log, 1 December 1918


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[This page is a form to provide information about the thermometers and barometer used on the ship. It has not been filled in.]


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26 November 1918

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Navigating Party:

Commander J.D. Nares, RN

Lieut. B. Gordon, R.N.

Lieut. G.W. Chisholm, RNR

Surgeon Kalberher R.N.

Paymaster Clark RNR

J. Wilson, Boatswain R.N.

B.G. Houghton, Warrant Engineer, RNR

& 48 Ratings


A.M. One coloured rating (A.B. Williams) joined ship from H.M.S. Tamar for passage to Singapore

9.00 am Navigating party commissioned ship.

Received 203 tons of coal


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27 November 1918

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

10am: Carried out basin trial. Tried steering gear, telegraphs & [illegible]. All correct.

No instruments drawn


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28 November 1918

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

No instruments drawn

7.30am: Proceeded in two to 1185 Man of War buoy

11am: Swinging ship for adjusting & correcting compasses

pm: Telegraphist Stevens joined ship from H.M.S. Kent, for passage to H.M.S. Whiting at Singapore

2pm: Swung ship for deviations


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29 November 1918

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

No instruments drawn

9.30am: Slipped from buoy proceeded down Western Harbour on commissioning trial c/o & engines as req'd

10.30am: Attained speed of 12 knots on measured three miles

12.15pm Stopped & carried out anchor trial


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30 November 1918

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

No instruments drawn

[The crew has spent the last four days drawing and stowing stores and ammunition.]

J. Nares, Comr.: signed log


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LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1918


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[Partial image of the title page of the log]

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[This is the other half of the title page of the log; it bears the signature of Lieutenant B.Gordon, Navigating Officer]


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[This is a page containing 'deviations' between a ship's magnetic heading and its compass heading. A ship's compass should point to magnetic north, but the ship's metal parts may affect that reading. By 'swinging' the ship, the navigating officer could determine how much (the 'deviation') that the ship's compass readings were affected by its metal parts.]


Table of Deviations Obtained from Port & Starboard swings Hong Kong 28 November 1918 Dev. West

B. Gordon, Lieut. Navigating Officer, signed the "Table of Deviations Obtained from Port & Starboard Swings, Hong Kong"


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[Page contains a completed chart of computations related to trials to project coal that would be expended for various weather conditions and speeds; the page is signed by J. Naris, Commander]


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[List of weather instruments found on the ship]


Mercurial or Aneroid: "Both"

Maker and number: "Mercurial No 676 by P. Adie Aneroid No 1291 by J. Hicks"

Height of cistern about sea: 15 ft.

Error of Mercurial Barometer: "NIL"

Thermometers for Air Temperature

Position in Ship "Starboardside, outside Pilot House"

In Screen: "Yes"

Maker and No. "J. Hicks No. 939 & 937"


Thermometer for Sea Temperature

Maker and No. "Negretti & Zambia A 8521"



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1 December 1918

No readings taken instruments settling down.

1pm: Seven Chinese seamen joined ship, seven Chinese domestics from shore


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2 December 1918

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Lost overboard by accident: Rods Bailing, 1 in No.

Received 20 Tons of coal

7.30am Proceeded in tow to T Buoy Man of War anchorage

8 am All fast to buoy

14 Chinese stokers joined ship

Received 3 bags Nails


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3 December 1918

Hong Kong to Hainan Island or at Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

No a.m. readings taken.

Lost overboard through log line parting Rotators --- 1 in No Governors-- 1 in No. Walkers log

6.35pm Gap Rk Lt a/c to p log 19.1

7.30pm Passed through large fishing fleet



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4 December 1918

Hong Kong to Hoi Han (Haimin Island) or at Hoi han)

5.30am Passed through large fishing fleet



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5 December 1918

Hainan Bay to Hoi Han or At Hoi Han

8.45am:Put clocks back 33 min to A.T.S

pm: Broken by accident: Thermometers Ordinary 1 in No




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6 December 1918

Hoi Han


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The HMS Merlin spent three days recovering cargo and assisting the SS Lok Sang (British) which had run aground near Hong Kong.


7 December 1918

Hoi Han to Lainka Point and off Lainka Point

2.56pm: Observed British S.S. Lok Sang ashore, 7 miles west of Lainka Point; proceeded to her assistance.

3.50pm: altered course as requisite for approaching wreck

4.26pm: Stopped & anchored in 8 fathoms; Sent away cutter with diving gear to "Lok Sang," also working party.

6.30pm Burnt searchlight

J Nares, Commander, signed log


(see "Navy News" May 2002 for interesting article "Lok Sang Box is Up for Grabs" at http://content.yudu.com/Library/A1vpmm/200205NavyNewsMay02/resources/2.htm }



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8 December 1918

Anchorage off Kami Lt House

6.30am Cutter returned to ship for 9 cwt kedge & proceeded with it to SS Lok Sang

6.30pm Cutter with diving gear & working party returned from "Lok Sang"


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9 December 1918

Anchorage off Kami Lt Ho to Singapore or At Sea

Lost in refloating S.S. Lok Sang: Anchors Kedge 9 cwt - 1 in No., Buoy and buoy rope

4.45am: S.S. Lok Sang hove off reef and anchored off ship

5.00am: Sent cutter to 'Lok Sang' who reported well able to proceed unescorted.

7.40am: Lok Sang weighed and proceeded.

7.50am: Hoisted cutter

8.10am: Weighed

8:15am: Proceeded


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Entries for a typical day onboard HMS Merlin included the crew exercising various drills (e.g., sea boats and collision stations), closing water-tight doors, cleaning, painting and red-leading the ship, launching cutters to conduct surveys (e.g., taking soundings) at various locations., prayers, rounds, “making and mending clothes,” and allowing various members of the crew to go on shore or other leave. In port, the entries include replenishing and stowing various ships' stores, taking on coal or water. The logs also contain sightings of various landmarks, such as light houses, fixed buoys and light vessels, points of land, and other ships, both from Britain and from other countries.


10 December 1918

Hainan Island to Singapore & at Sea

Lat 17.1, Long 108.6

2.30 am: Sea boats crew and close W.T. doors

6am: Sunrise: -Dev by Amp 3/4W

9.30am: Exercise collision stations.

5.30pm: Sighted High Land, S35W, 259


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11 December 1918

Hainan Island to Singapore or at sea

Lat 13.3, Long 109.4

12.07am Sighted: Kulao Rai Lt: abeam S70W13'

1.30am Sighted: Kulao Rai Lt: N59W

2.10am Sighted: Kulao Rai Lt: dipped N48.5W



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12 December 1918

Hainan Island to Singapore, At Sea


[The Merlin's logkeeper kept very detailed entries about landmarks, light buoys, etc., and the coordinates that change as the ship moves past the landmarks. This page contains numerous entries of this type.]


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13 December 1918

Hainan Island to Singapore, At Sea

Lat 7.0, Long 106.0

State of the sea: 3-4 [“State of the sea” describes the surface of the ocean, for example, swells and currents; some swells and currents are generated by storms that are entirely local; others may have traveled vast distances.]

Sighted: Pulo Condon Lt: S85W

Sighted: Pulo Condori Lt: N19W


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14 December 1918

Hainan Island to Singapore or at sea

Lat 4.0, Long 104.0

State of the sea: 3

State of the sea: 2



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15 December 1918

Hainan to Singapore & at Singapore

Lat 1.0, Long 104.0

7.22am: Ship making practically no headway owing to bad coal.

10.20am: Sighted: Little Hill: S29.5W

1.23pm: Sighted: Single Tree Hill: N28W

2.35pm: Sighted: Johor Hill: N18.5W

3.5pm: Sighted: Johar Hill: N36E

4.40pm: Sighted: Mt. Faber Island: N80W


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16 December 1918

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

3.am: Coaling ship & discharging bad coal left in bunkers throughout night.

10.am: 1 Coloured Rating (A.B. Williams) discharged to shore

1.pm: Telegraphist Lt. was discharged to HMS Whiting



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17 December 1918

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

2.pm: A.J. Ellis, Gunner R.N., joined ship for passage to Suez.



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18 December 1918

Singapore to Colombo or at sea [Crossed out location: "off Port Swettenham BG"]

Lat 1.0, Long 103.0

6.30 Hands preparing for leaving harbour.

7.15 Slipped from berth & proceeded through Keppel Harbour to the Westward. c/o as reqt passing through Selat Sinhi


[The Merlin's logkeeper numerous, very detailed entries in the ship's log about landmarks, light buoys, etc., and their coordinates, changing as the ship moves past the landmarks. The next several pages contain numerous entries of this type.]



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19 December 1918

Singapore to Colombo or off Port Swettenham

5.45am: Heavy rain squall

8.52am: Engine Room reported both condensors leaking badly; altered course North for Port Swettenham [Malaysia]

4.pm: Evening Quarters, Exercised Collision Stations



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20 December 1918

Singapore to Colombo or at Sea

11.40am: Engine room defects completed



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21 December 1918

Singapore to Colombo or At Sea

Lat 4.5, Long 98.7

12.15pm: Passed French Mail bound SEward; Make and mend clothes.

“J. Nares” signed the log



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22 December 1918

Singapore to Colombo or At Sea

Lat 6.8, Long 95.9

9.30am: Ships company "Mustered by Open List". Prayers, Rounds

11.28am: Clocks back 11 min to UTS [Merlin's logs often mention changing the ship's clocks to match the local apparent time.]


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23 December 1918

Singapore to Colombo & at Sea

11.37am: Clocks back 12 min to A.T.S.


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24 December 1918

Singapore to Colombo or at Sea

Lat 7.1, Long 89.6

Number on sick list: Lieut. Gordon

2.10am: Exercised Sea boats crew & close W.T. [watertight] doors

10.00am: Clocks back 10 min to A.T.S.

8.00pm: Burned searchlight for 20 min. every 1 1/2 hours, throughout the night, searching for S.S. Kumchow, reported missing in Bay of Bengal


(see entry in the National Archives about compensation for officers and crews related to the loss of hired transports, “including Kum Chow”.http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/a2a/records.aspx?cat=059-iorlmil_3-2_1-7&cid=1-1-27-6#1-1-27-6 including: Collection 427/6 Wound, injury and family pensions of officers and crews (lascars) of hired transports (including Kum Chow); Treasury agree to application of Board of Trade scheme. IOR/L/MIL/7/18949 1915-1925)



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25 December 1918

Singapore to Colombo or at Sea

Lat 7.1, Long 86.8

Number on sick list: Lieut. Gordon

8.13am: Clocks back 9 min to A.T.S.

7.00pm: Burned searchlight every 1 1/2 hours for 20 minutes, throughout night, searching for SS Kumchow


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26 December 1918

Singapore to Colombo & at sea

Lat 6.0, Long 84.0

9.51am: Clocks set back 11 min to A.T.S.


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27 December 1918

Singapore to Colombo & at Sea

Lat 6.8, Long 80.3



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28 December 1918

Singapore to Colombo & At Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

12.45am: "Laying to" with Colombo Lt S60E

4.00am: Proceeded towards outer end of swept channel

4.55am: Swept Channel; Light vessel abeam; course as requisite, passing down Swept channel.

1.20pm: Received 230 Tons of Welsh Coal


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29 December 1918

[Date note: Although this log says 29 December 1913, in the log book it appeared between pages identified as 28 December and 30 December 1918]

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8


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30 December 1918

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8


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31 December 1918

Colombo to Aden & at Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

2.00pm: Four natives (distressed British seamen) for passage to Aden

3.30pm: One native rating from HMS Diana joined for passage to Aden

8.00pm: Heavy rain squalls



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LOGS FOR JANUARY 1919


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[Partial title page, “Copy of log, January 1919”]

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[Remainder of partial title page, “Copy of log, January 1919”]

Log page signed by B. Gordon, Lieutenant

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[Page is blank except for the signature of John D. Naus, Commander, who signed the log, 3.2.1919]


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[This page contains information about the instruments--barometer(s) and thermometer(s)--and their location on the ship.]


Barometer. Mercury or Aneroid: Both

Name of maker and number: Mercurial No 676 by P. Adie Aneroid No 1201 by J. Hicks

Height of cistern above sea: 15 ft.

Error of Mercurial Barometer: NIL

Thermometers: Position in Ship Starboard side, outside Pilot House

Whether in screen: Yes

Maker and No. J. Hicks No 939 & 937

Themometer for sea temperature: Maker & No. Negretti & Zambra A8521


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1 January 1919

Colombo to Aden & at Sea

Lat 7.0, Long 77.5

11.00am: Clocks back 29 minutes A.T.S.


[A.T.S. stands for Apparent Time Ship. This refers to the practice of adjusting the clocks each day as a ship

moves across the local meridian. Depending on the ship's activities, clocks can be adjusted several times a day, particularly if the ship is travelling back and forth.]


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2 January 1919

Colombo to Aden & at Sea

Lat 7.8, Long 74.7

10am: Hands mustering canvas gear. Dismounting & cleaning starboard 3 pdrs gun & as reqt.

11.05am: Clocks back 11 min to A.T.S.

Noon: Minikoi Island: N53W 70 miles [http://www.unc.edu/~rowlett/lighthouse/lak.htm ]

5.50pm: Sighted: Minikoi Lt House: N47W

9.21pm: Sighted: Minikoi Lt: dipped S82E


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3 January 1919

Colombo to Aden & at Sea

Lat 8.3, Long 71.2

11.25am: Clocks set back 16 min to A.T.S.

7.50pm: Passed S.S. Oneida bound east



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4 January 1919

Colombo to Aden & at Sea

Lat 9.4, Long 67.3

Ras Radressa [present day Yemen] is estimated to be 748 miles, bearing N76W

11.45am Clocks back 12 min to A.T.S.


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5 January 1919

Colombo to Aden & at Sea

Lat 10.2, Long 63.8

Ras Radressa: N76W 550 Miles

11.15am: Clocks set back 14 minutes to A.T.S.



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6 January 1919

Colombo to Aden & at Sea

Lat 10.9, Long 60.6

11.30am: Clocks set back 15 min to A.T.S.

Ras Radressa: N74W 343 [miles]


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7 January 1919

Colombo to Aden & at Sea

Lat 11.5, Long 57.0

Jezirat Darsa Island is estimated to be 192 miles away, bearing N80W.

11.15 Clocks set back 14 min to A.T.S.


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8 January 1919

Colombo to Aden & at sea

Lat 11.9, Long 53.3


[Page contains numerous entries of landmarks and bearings near Jezirat Darsa, Sokotra Island]


11.am: Clocks set back 16 min to A.T.S.

5.30pm: Eased down to adjust boiler defect



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9 January 1919

Colombo to Aden & at Sea

Lat 12.5, Long 49.6

Sighted: Ras Murshag (Aden): West 223 miles

11.20am: Clocks set back 15 min to A.T.S.


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10 January 1919

Colombo to Aden & at Aden

Lat 12.8, Long 45.0

5.pm: 5 coloured ratings discharged to shore



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11 January 1919

Aden

Lat 12.8, Long 45.0

2.pm: 12 seedie ratings joined ship from shore.

6.pm: 2 coloured ratings joined ship for passage to Suez.

7.pm J Nares, Commander signed the log


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12 January 1919


Aden to Suez & at Aden

Lat 12.8, Long 45.0

Number on sick list: Lieutenant Gordon



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13 January 1919

Aden to Suez & at Sea

Lat 15.0, Long 42.1

11.am: Clocks back 6.5 min. to A.T.S.

9.00pm: Spoke SS Tunstall, bound NW

Number on sick list: Lt. Gordon


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14 January 1919

Aden to Suez & at Sea

12.20am: Spoke SS Olympia, bound south

6.55am: Passed SS Clan Macquarrie bound East

11.am: Clocks back 9 min to A.T.S.

On sick list: Lieutenant Gordon


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15 January 1919

Aden to Suez or at Sea

Daedalus Reef: N30W 272 miles

Number on sick list: Lieut Gordon

Clocks back 5 min to A.T.S.


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16 January 1919


Aden to Suez & at Sea

Number on sick list: Lieut Gordon

1.15am: Spoke SS Sutly, bound south

9.30am: Passed SS Caldy, bound south.

11.00am: Clocks back 8 min to A.T.S.

6.25pm: Passed SS Aerial bound south.


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17 January 1919

Aden to Suez & at Sea

Number on sick list: Lt Gordon

11.16am: Clocks back 7 min to A.T.S.


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18 January 1919

Aden to Suez or At Suez

Canal Pilot

Number on sick list: Lieut Gordon

2.pm: 2 coloured ratings discharged to Depot

4.00pm: Canal Pilot came aboard

4.20pm: Weighed & proceeded through canal for Port Said

11.45pm: Stopped & secured to canal bank


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19 January 1919

Suez to Port Said & at Port Said

Lat 31.3, Long 32.3

Number on sick list: Lt. Gordon

6.30am: Arrived Port Said

7.00am: All fast in berth.

2.00pm: Lieutenant H. V. Silk, RN [Royal Navy], and Lieut. W. B. Daniels, RNVR [Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve], joined ship from England.



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20 January 1919

Port Said

Lat 31.3, Long 32.3

Number on sick list: 1

2.pm: Hands employed embarking stores from HMS "Enterprise" & as requisite.

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21 January 1919

Port Said

Lat 31.3, Long 32.3

Number on sick list: 1

6.30am: Hands taking over stores from "Enterprise." [The entire day is spent in this activity.]


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22 January 1919

Port Said

Lat 31.3, Long 32.3

Number on sick list: 1

6.30am: Hands moving over stores from “Enterprise”

9.00am: Dockyard shipwrights & Blacksmith employed about steamboats crutches.

1.pm: Hands employed turning out steam whaler & as reqt.

4.30pm: Eng. Lt. Rogers RJM joined ship under open arrest.


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23 January 1919

Port Said

Lat 31.3, Long 32.3

Number on sick list: 1

12.45 pm Landed dental party.

1.10pm: Landed dockyard party for drawing stores

4.pm: Dockyard party returned.

Leave to Port Watch until 10pm

3.45pm Dental party returned.


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24 January 1919

Port Said

Lat 31.3, Long 32.3

Number on sick list: 1

10.30am: Landed Red Cross stores.


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25 January 1919

Port Said

Lat 31.3, Long 32.3

Number on sick list: 1

10.30am: Discharged 21 Chinese ratings to RN Depot.


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26 January 1919

Port Said

Lat 31.3, Long 32.3


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27 January 1919

Port Said

Lat 31.3, Long 32.3

7.am: Party setting empties on deck

9.am: Landed dockyard working party to load provisions lighter. Remainder hands transferring provisions from HMS "Enterprise"



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28 January 1919

Port Said

Lat 31.3, Long 32.3

9.am: Commissioned with crew from Enterprise & navigating party from Merlin

11.am: 4 ratings discharged to RN Depot.

4.30pm: Read & exercised fire stations.


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29 January 1919

Port Said

Lat 31.3, Long 32.3

9.30am: Commenced coaling.

3.50pm: Finished coaling. Received 112 tons.

4.pm: Hands washing down after coaling.


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30 January 1919

Port Said

Lat 31.3, Long 32.3

7.30am: Completed with water.

9.am: Hands cleaning ship.

Landed stokers dockyard party.

11.15am: Dockyard party returned.

5.40pm: Read Warrant No 1.


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31 January 1919

Port Said

Lat 31.3, Long 32.3

4.30pm: Paid monthly money

John D. Nares, Commander RN, signed the log



LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1919


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[partial cover page of log for HMS Merlin, February 1919]

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H. Silk, Navigating Officer, approved the log

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[This page is a record of weather and other equipment on the Merlin in February 1919]


Mercury Barometer; maker & number: P. Adie No 676

Height of cistern above sea: 15 ft.

Thermometers for Air Temperature: Location in ship: Starbd side of Pilot House on Poop deck.

Whether in screen: yes

Maker & No.: J. Hicks Nos 939 & 937

Thermometer for sea temperature: Maker & No. Negretti & Zambra A8521


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1 February 1919

Port Said

Lat 31.3, Long 32.3

7.30am: Floating crane came alongside with machinery.

9.am: Lost overboard by accident one paint brush, patt 5.

5.pm: Lt Salmon, RNR, joined ship under open arrest.


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2 February 1919

Port Said

Lat 31.3, Long 32.3

10.30am: Lt. Salmon left ship


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3 February 1919

Port Said

Lat 31.3, Long 32.3

1.30pm: 1 AB joined from HMS Duke


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4 February 1919

Port Said

Lat 31.3, Long 32.3

7.am: Turned out motor boat & hoisted cutter.

4.pm: Lt Hughes RNR joined ship.

One AB joined from HMS Duke.

Discharged one rating to HMS Duke.


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5 February 1919

Port Said

Lat 31.3, Long 32.3

Number on sick list: 1

10.30am: Lost by accident one boats crutch, gun metal Patt 73C



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6 February 1919

Port Said

Lat 31.3, Long 32.3

Number on sick list: 2

5.pm: One Eng Sub. Lt RNR joined under open arrest.

6.pm: Canteen leave to port watch until 9.pm.

HMS Enterprise sailed.


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7 February 1919

Port Said

Lat 31.3, Long 32.3

Number on sick list: 2

1.pm: Hands employed rigging & transferring diving gear to HMS "Enterprise"

2.pm: Lt Commander Woodhouse & 3 ratings discharged to "Enterprise"

6.30pm: HMS Enterprise sailed.


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8 February 1919

Port Said

Lat 31.3, Long 32.3

Number on sick list: 2


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9 February 1919

Port Said

Lat 31.3, Long 32.3

Number on sick list: 2

5.pm Hoisted & [illegible] in steam whaler.

Hoisted pulling boats & secured for sea.


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10 February 1919

Port Said to Ismailia & at both

Passing Kamtara Suez Canal, Long 32.3

7.20am: Pilot came aboard

8.am: Weighed St arboard anchor

8.22am: Weighed Port anchor, proceeded as reqt

8.27am: Stop. Hoisted skiff.

8.30am: Proceeded as requisite, ship in charge of pilot.

8.37am: Entered Suez Canal c/o & speed as requisite.

9.30am: Passed Ras-el-Ech.

10.15am: Passed El Tineh.

11.00am: Passed Gare du Cap.

11.13am: Passed Kantara Railway

11.47am: Passed Kantara Station.

12.30pm: Passed Gare du Ballah.

1.10pm: Passed El Ferdane.

2.0pm: Entered lake Tinsal.

2.18pm: Stop. Anchor in 4 fathoms off Ismailia.


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11 February 1919

Ismailia

Lat 30.6, Long 32.3

Number on sick list: 1

1.20pm: Read warrants Nos 2-11, inclusive.

1.30pm: Landed 10 prisoners with escort & 1 officer for detention in Cairo military detention barracks.


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12 February 1919

Ismailia

Lat 30.6, Long 32.3

9.0am: Read warrant No 12.

11.20am: Pilot came on board.

11.40am: Escort returned from Cairo.

12.15pm: Stop. Re-anchored in previous berth. Orders for sailing cancelled.


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13 February 1919

Ismailia to Suez & at Both

Long 32.5

7.35am: Pilot came aboard.

8.07am: Weighed and proceeded through Lake Tinsale.

8.30am: Entered canal. course & speed as requisite in charge of Pilot.

8.58am: Passed Toussouin Station.

9.15am: Passed Serapenni.

9.40am: Passed Deversoir Gare. Entered Greatr Bitter lake.

11.52am: Passed Gare du Geueffe.

12.50pm: Passed Gare Chalouf.

1.45pm: Passed Port Teurfik.

1.59pm: Stop. Anchor off Suez in 4.5 fathoms; veered 1 shackle.

3.pm: 5 stokers joined ship.

4.pm: 4 released, one cell prisoner.


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14 February 1918

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Suez to Ummel Kyaman Island & at Both

Lat 28.6, Long 33.0

1.20am: 5 stokers joined from Alexandria.


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15 February 1919

Ummel Kyaman Island to surveying ground & return & at Ummal Kyaman Island

Lat 27.6, Long 33.4


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16 February 1919


Ummal Kyaman Island to surveying ground & return & at Ummal Kyaman Island

8.45am: Wire leadline fouled starboard propeller; altered course & speed for clearing same.

11.am: Hands employed rigging diving gear. Weather prevented surveying.

[The log shows the wind speed increased from 2 (light breeze) to 6 (strong breeze) on the Beaufort Scale. For more information about the Beaufort Scale: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/marine/guide/beaufortscale.html]

3.pm: Weather prevented surveying.

6.0pm: Sent diver down to clear starboard propeller.

8.15pm: Diver ascended.

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17 February 1919

Ummel Kyaman Island to Port Sudan or at Sea.

8.am: Set submarine sentry at 20 fms. Ship cruising over reported shoal area.

6.0pm: Finished surveying. Ship proceeded for Port Sudan.

6.11pm: Streamed Patent Log.

6.45pm: Connected up 3 boiler increased to 130 revs.

9.30pm: Spoke SS "Mawe", Masana to Suez.


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18 February 1919

Ummel Kyamen Island to Port Sudan or at Sea

Lat 25.6, Long 35.1

6.19am: Sun rose by Compass: S74.5E. Dev 1 degree W.

6.30am: Sighted: Brothers Lt House: S .5 E

7.58am: Sighted: Brothers Lt House: abeam 6'

8.0am: Sighted: Brothers Lt Ho: S61.5W, S. Brothers: S 50.5W

9.0am: Eased to 90 revs. Boiler trouble.

10.0am: Read stations for & exercised abandon ship.

1.45pm: Sighted: Cap Hill: S72.5W

5.32pm: Sunset by compass S79W

7.26pm: Spoke SS Egra (Suez to Aden)

8.0pm: Glare of Daedalus Lt S47E

8.15pm: Spoke SS Franz Ferdinand (Suez to Karaelo)


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19 February 1919

Ummel Kyaman Island to Port Sudan or at Sea.

Lat 23.1, Long 36.5

9.0am: One prisoner released from cell punishment.

9.47am: Sighted: St John's Island: bore N68.5W

11.0am: Sighted: St John's Island: bore N56.5W

2.0pm: Hands holystoning decks & as required.

4.30pm: Sighted land on S. bow.

5.27pm: Sun (symbol) set by compass S78.5W (Comp).


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20 February 1919

Ummel Kyaman Id to Port Sudan. & at Port Sudan

Lat 20.1, Long 37.4

5.57am: Sun (symbol) rose by Comp S76 4 E

1.35pm: Sanganeb Lt House on S. bow.

2.22pm: Sanganeb Lt House, abeam 2'

3.55pm: Passed White Tomb

4.5pm: Stop. Secured alongside coaling jetty, Port Sudan.


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21 February 1919

Port Sudan

Lat 19.6, Long 37.2

6.15am: Coal lighter came alongside.

12.0pm: Finished coaling. Received 115 tons.

Provisions received: 77lb fresh meat, 120 lb fresh bread.

2.30pm: Coaling Jetty, Port Sudan


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22 February 1919

Port Sudan

Lat 19.6, Long 37.2

12.0pm: Received 70lb vegetables, 60 lb bread.

4.45 Hoisted boats and prepared for sea.


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23 February 1919

Port Sudan to Loheiya or at Sea

Lat 19.3, Long 37.4

7.30am: Completed with fresh water.

8.24am: Slipped and proceeded out of harbour.

12.5pm: Sighted: Huid Kadam Beacon, S30E

1.42pm: Sighted: Huid Kadam Beacon, abeam 6'

3.37pm: Swung ship for deviation.


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24 February 1919

Port Sudan to Loheiya or at Sea.

Lat 18.1, Long 39.6

5.48am: Sun rose by comp. S78.5E

12.0pm: Jebel Teir: 145, 189'

2.40pm: Advanced clocks 20 minutes.

4.15pm: Stop. Secured Starboard lower boom. Hauled in Patent Log.

4.27pm: Advanced clocks 21 minutes

6.0pm: Sunset by Compass, S81.5W

9.20pm: Spoke SS City of Canterbury

9.50pm: Spoke SS Sunbroke


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25 February 1919

Port Sudan to Loheiya or at Sea.

Lat 15.6, Long 41.5

2.25am: Observed Eiffel Tower W/T time signal for error of Chronometers.

6.0am: Patent Log indicator not working. Hauled in & shifted.

6.35am: Streamed P.L. shaving zero.

7.20am: Hauled in & cleared P.L. (weed).

7.30am: Spoke, SS Rossana of Hartlepool.

7.45am: Spoke, SS Pretoria of Whitby.

10.06am: Advanced clocks 9 minutes.

11.30am: Set submarine sentry at 40 fms.

12.35pm: Submarine sentry struck at 40 fms.

2.18pm: Sighted: Jebel Teir: abeam 20.5 miles.

2.30pm: Sighted Kotama Island, right ahead.

4.27pm: Stop. Anchored in 20 fathoms North of Kotama Island; veered 3 shackles


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26 February 1919

At Surveying grounds.

Lat 15.4, Long 42.2

10.39am: Weighed & proceed as requisite for Eutufash Island, towing motor boat & sounding

1.55pm: Stop. Anchored in 18 fathoms, North of Eutufash Island. Veered 3 shackles. Sandy bottom.

2.15pm: Captain, Lt. Hughes, RNR & Lt. Daniels, RNVR, landed for surveying.

2.20pm: Lt. Commander Woodhouse left ship for surveying.

5.20pm: Lt. Commander Woodhouse returned.

6.40pm: Captain, Lt. Hughes & Lt Daniels returned from surveying.


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27 February 1919

At Surveying Grounds.

Entufash Island

7.0am: Lt. Silk & C.P.O. Terry left for surveying.

8.30am: Lt. Daniels, RNVR, left for surveying.

9.15am: Lt Hughes, RNR, left for surveying

11.35am: Commander Woodhouse left for surveying

12.40pm: Lt Daniels returned from surveying

3.30pm: Arrived HMS Espiegle, and anchored.

5.45pm: CPO Terry and party returned.

6.40pm: Lt Silk RN, & party returned.

7.0pm: Lt Silk, RN, left in steam cutter to tow whaler back.

7.20pm: Lt Hughes, RNR, returned.

8.0pm: Lt Silk & Lt Commander Woodhouse returned. Hoisted pulling boats.


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28 February 1919

At Surveying Ground, at single (anchor symbol) off Entufash Island.

11.20am: Lt Commander Woodhouse left for surveying.

11.40am: Capt & Lt. Daniels, RNVR, left ship for surveying.

12.30pm: Lt. Woodhouse returned.

1.50pm: Captain & Lt. Daniels returned.

2.30pm: Lt. Hughes, RNR, left in steam cutter.

J. Naris. Comdr. (signed log)


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LOGS FOR MARCH 1919


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H. Silk, Lieut, Navigating Officer signed log

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[Describes weather instruments on the ship]


Mercurial Barometer, Maker & Number: P. Adie. 676.

Height of cistern: 10 ft.

Error of Mercurial Barometer: Nil.

Thermometers for Air Temperature

Position: S.Side of Chart Ho[use] on Poop.

Whether in screen: Yes.

Maker & Number: Dry. Hicks. No 939.

Wet: Negretti & Zambra8520.

Thermometer for Sea Temperature: Maker & No. Negretti & Zambra 8521


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1 March 1919

At Surveying Grounds (At single anchorage, north of Little Kusi Island)

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship & transporting gear to camp on Little Kusi Id.

11.30am: Paid monthly money.


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2 March 1919

Surveying grounds, at single anchorage north of Little Kusi Island


9.45am: Hands mustered by open list.

1.pm: Landed recreation party on Little Kusi Island.

5.0 Recreation party returned on board


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3 March 1919

At Surveying Ground, anchored off Little Kusi Island

7.30am: Lt. Commander Woodhouse, Lt. Daniels, RNVR, & Surgeon left for surveying in steam whaler.

9.40am: Stopped off Hamar Island. Landed CPO & party to erect surveying mark.

10.20am: Steam Cutter returned with 1st Lt. Commander & party. Hoisted whaler & proceeded as requisite for sounding.

2.30pm: Lt. Commander Woodhouse left ship to erect surveying mark.

3.23pm: Lt. Commander Woodhouse returned.

5.30pm CPO & party returned from surveying


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4 March 1919

At surveying ground, at single anchorage off Hamar Island

7.30am: Lt Silk left in steam cutter for surveying. Weighed and proceeded as required for surveying.

11.0am: Lt Commander Woodhouse and Lt Daniels left for surveying.

11.10 Captain & Lt Hughes left to erect surveying mark on Zurbat Island.

At single anchorage off Zubat Island

6.20pm: Captain and Lt Hughes returned.

6.30pm: Lt. Silk, Lt Commander Woodhouse & Lt Daniels returned from surveying.


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5 March 1919

At Surveying Grounds, at anchor off Zurbat Island

7.30am: Lt. Commander Woodhouse left ship for surveying.

7.35am: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for Loheiya. Ship sounding.

10.0am: Anchored off Loheiya in 5.5 fathoms. Veered 2 shackles.

10.45am: Captain left ship for surveying

At single anchorage (symbol) North of Bawarid Island

2.30pm: Captain returned to ship

4.0pm: Dropped Dan Buoy off SW end of Hamar Island reef.

4.25pm: Stop. Anchored to north of Bawarid Island in 14 fathoms. Veered 2.5 shackles.

4.30pm: Capt. & Lt Silk left for surveying

5.30pm: Lt. Commander Woodhouse returned from surveying.

6.00pm: Capt & Lt. (N) returned from surveying.


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6 March 1919

At surveying ground, at single anchorage North of Bawarid Island.

7.30am: 1st Lt. Commander & Lt. Hughes left in steam cutter for surveying.

8.30am: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for Loheiya. Ship sounding.

9.50am: Stop. Anchorage off Loheiya.

10.10am Fifteen Somali stokers joined from drifter, "Violet Flower"

10.25am: Captain left for surveying in galley.

3.55pm: Captain returned. Hoisted galley.

5.35pm: Stop. Hoisted whaler with 1st Lt. Commander.


[See http://www.buddingrose.co.uk/family.htm for additional history about the drifter, Violet Flower.]


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7 March 1919

Surveying grounds to Kamaran Island & at Kamaran Island

7.30am: 1st Lt. Commander left for surveying in Steam Cutter. Shortened in.

7.35am: Weighed and proceeded for Kamaran. Speed as requisite for sounding.

12.00 Noon: Provision scow came alongside

4.pm: Landed football party

4.30pm: Lt. Commander Woodhouse returned in Steam Cutter

4.40pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for shifting berth.

4.48pm: Stop; reanchored off Kamaran.


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8 March 1919

Kamaran (At single anchorage)

Lat 15.3, Long 42.6

Number on sick list: 2

5.30pm: Discharged 10 stokers to HMS Odin.


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9 March 1919

Kamaran

Lat 15.3, Long 42.6

Number on sick list: 3

7.00am: Hands cleaned ship. Water dhow came alongside.

3.30pm: Landed football party.

6.30pm: Recreation party returned.


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10 March 1919

Kamaran to Kadaman Seghir Island or at surveying ground

Number on sick list: 1

7.28am: Weighed and proceeded as requisite for surveying ground. Ship towing steam cutter.

9.00am: 1st Lt. Commr left ship in St. cutter for surveying

10.40am: Lt. Silk left for surveying on El Bodhi Island, in whaler.

2.00pm: Captain, Lt Hughes, Lt Daniels & surgeon left ship for surveying on Kadaman Seghir Id.

2.30pm: Lost overboard by accident, slips, one in number for after Cat Davit gun.

5.30pm: 1st Lt Commander & Lt (Navigation) returned from surveying

6.32pm: Captain & party returned. Hoisted pulling boats


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11 March 1919

Kadaman Seghir Island to Eutufash Island or at Surveying Grounds

9.55am: Shipped steam cutter off Bawarid Island with Lt Hughes

11.50am: Lt Hughes returned with steam cutter.

1.00pm: Captain, Lt Commander, Lt(Navigation), Lt RNVR, & Surgeon landed on Eutufash Island for measuring base

1.20pm: Lt Hughes left in St. Cutter.

4.00pm: Steam cutter returned with Lt Hughes

5.30pm: Lost overboard by accident, one sun helmet.

7.30pm: Base measuring party returned.


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12 March 1919

Eutufash Island

7.55am: Lt. Commr, Lt (N) & party left for surveying on Eutufash Id.

8.00am: Captain & party left for surveying.

2.40pm: Lt Commander, Lt (Navigation) & party returned from surveying.

5.50pm: Captain returned from surveying.


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13 March 1919

Eutufash Island

7.00am: Strong Southerly winds prevented surveying


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14 March 1919

At Surveying grounds

7.20am: Lt. Silk left in motorboat for surveying

7.23am: 1st Lt. Commander left in steam cutter for surveying

8:30am: Hands employed ship sounding and as requisite.

12.18pm: Stop. Anchored off Berri Is in 17.5 fathoms. Veered 3 shackles.

1.14pm: Captain & Lt. Hughes left ship for surveying

4.05pm: Captain & Lt Hughes returned.

6.08pm: Stop. Anchor off Little Kusi Island in 13 fathoms. Veered 2.5 shackles

6.10pm: Lt. Silk returned in motor boat

6.50pm: 1st Lt. Commander returned in steam cutter


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15 March 1919

At Anchor on surveying ground.

7.30am: Captain, Lt. Silk, Lt. Daniels and surgeon left in motor boat for surveying

1st Lt. Commander left in steam cutter for surveying

7.45am: CPO Terry left in whaler for surveying

9.00am: Hands employed reprovisioning camp, refitting boats gripes & as requisite

11.am: Lt Hughes landed on Little Kusi Is.

1.15pm: Lt Hughes returned aboard.

3.00pm: Lt. Silk returned

3.30pm: C.P.O. Terry returned

6.15pm: Lt. Commander Woodhouse returned in steam cutter

6.35pm: Captain, Lt Daniels, and surgeon and party returned in motor boat


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16 March 1919

At surveying grounds off Little Kusi Island

2.pm: Sunday routines


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17 March 1919

At anchor off Little Kusi Island

7.30am: Lt. Commander Woodhouse left in steam cutter.

7.40am Lt. Silk & Lt. Hughes left in motor boat.

8.0am: Urmek Island; ship sounding

course and speed as requisite for surveying

10.35am: Captain left for surveying in galley

7.25pm: Capt & party returned from surveying. Hoisted boats.


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18 March 1919

At anchor at surveying ground

Number on sick list: 1

6.30am: C.P.O. left for surveying in whaler.

8.0am: Captain landed for surveying in skiff

6.20 Stop. Anchor off Hamar Island


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19 March 1919

Anchored off Hamar Island

Number on sick list: 1

7.10am: Sounding party sounding

7.58am: Stop Anchor off Hamar Is. 9 fms. 2.5 shackles

5.0pm: Motor boat returned with Lt. Silk & Hughes.

5.15pm: Steam Cutter returned with Lt. Commander Woodhouse


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20 March 1919

Surveying Ground off Hamar Island

Number on sick list: 1

7.25am: Cutter left with Lt. Commander Woodhouse for surveying

9.50am: Stop. Anchored off Zurbat Island in 10 fathoms.

10.10am: Captain landed in galley for surveying

1.20pm: C.P.O. left in motorboat for surveying

4.15pm: Captain returned.

6.0pm: Anchored off Hamar Island.

6.10pm: Motor boat returned with Lt. Silk, CPO & party

7.10pm: 1st Lt. Commr returned in steam cutter.


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21 March 1919

Surveying ground to Kamaran & at Douglas Point anchorage

Number on sick list: 1

7.30am: Lt. Commander Woodhouse left in St[eam] Cutter. C.P.O. left in whaler

7.55am: Lt Silk left in motor boat

11.58am: Passed Douglas Point

1.15pm: Stop. Anchor in 9.5 fms off Kamaran

One AB joined ship.

3.00pm: Anchor bearings of Kaman Is.

N. Point: N8W

Chimney: N53W

F.S.: S71W

6.56pm: Stop. Anchor for night off Douglas Pt.

8.0pm: Anchor off Douglas Pier. Bearings:

Kamaran Is: S73W

Churey: S21W

Ras Salif: S4E


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22 March 1919

Douglas Pt to Surveying Ground & at Sea

Number on sick list: 1


6.0am Weighed and proceeded as requisite for Kusi Is. Sounding party ship sounding

Prepared gear for landing at camp

9.33am: Stop. Anchor off Little Kusi Id. 14 fms.

9.43am: Lt Silk & party returned in steam cutter.

9.45am: C.P.O. returned in whaler.

9.45am: Lt. Commander Woodhouse returned in motor boat.

Lost by accident stock for 50lbs. anchor for st. cutter.

10.0am Anchored off Little Kusi Island

Hands and boats employed landing stores for camping party

2.25pm: Landed Lt Commander Woodhouse & party for camp.

5.43pm: Sighted: Jebel Teir Island, bearing S58.5W

6.10pm: Sunset by compass N88W

8.0pm: Jebel Teir Lt: bore S23W


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23 March 1919

Surveying ground (Loheiya) to Port Sudan and at Sea

Lat 17.1, Long 40.4

Number on sick list: 1


12.30pm: Put clocks back 15 minutes.


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24 March 1919

Loheiya to Port Sudan

Lat 18.2, Long 38.3

Number on sick list: 1

6.05am: Sighted: Jebel Akbalu, bearing S47W

12.15pm Put Clocks back 15 minutes.

4.0pm: course alterd as requisite for passing UL SHUBUK reefs and in pilotage waters.

4.35pm: Passed Hogit Reef to starboard

5.40pm: Passed Comer reef beacon to Port.

8:0pm: Anchored. Sighted Etwid Island North

Sighted: Comer Reef Beacon S55E


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25 March 1919

Loheiya to Port Sudan and at Port Sudan

Lat 19.3, Long 37.2

Number on sick list: 1

2.0am: At single anchorage near Cornet Reef

9.08am: Passed Suakin Harbour beacons

12.10pm: Sighted: Touvartilt North Beacon: abeam 2'

12.30pm Put clocks back 20 minutes

2.0pm: Secured alongside Coaling Wharf, Port Sudan

3.0pm Commenced coaling, completed with water.

Owing to mistake in Engine room ship came into collision with wharf slightly damaging stern and bow plating.

HMS ships Diana and Verbena in port.

4.0pm Discharged one Ord. Telegraphist to HMS Diana

6.0pm Sailed, HMS Diana.


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26 March 1919

Port Sudan

Lat 19.6, Long 37.2

Number on sick list: 1

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship's bottom.

Recommenced coaling

10.30am: Dockyard workmen came aboard for repairing stern.

1.15pm: Finished coaling. 224 tons received.

3.40 pm: Shifted boiler. Warped ship along jetty.


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27 March 1919

Port Sudan

Lat 19.6, Long 37.2

2.0am: One Somali boy died on board.

7.30am: Landed Somali boys funeral party with corpse.

9.0am: Held court of enquiry on board as to damage sustained by Merlin's stern.

3.0pm: Sent one case of ammunition to HMS "Verbena".

Provisions received: 12 live sheep.


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28 March 1919

Port Sudan to Suakin and Loheiya or at Sea

Lat 19.6, Long 37.2

6.0am: H.E. Act. governor of the Sudan embarked

7.07am: Slipped and proceeded as requisite

10.10am: Shab Damash wreck abeam

11.20am: Anchor in Suakin H[arbour]

1.35pm: Sighted: S.W. Island: abeam 34'

3.0pm: Put clocks on 20 mins.

6.20pm: Stop. Anchor in 10 fms 7.1 miles WbS of Tella-tella Sehgir Is. Veered 3 shackles.


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29 March 1919

Suakin to Loheiya or at Sea

Lat 18.2, Long 38.3

7.32am: Passed over "Meteore" 7 fm shoal

9.0am: Sounding party emp[loye]d sounding

2.0pm: Wind freshening throughout watch

5.15pm: Advanced clocks 15 minutes.

6.05pm: Sun set by compass N84W (resulting Deviation 1 degree W) Sighted land on S. quarter.

6.50pm: Lightning to Southward.

11.15pm: Patent log fouled. Hauled in

11.17pm: Re-streamed PL


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30 March 1919

Suakin to Loheiya

Lat 16.4, Long 40.6

Number on sick list: 1

6.10pm: Sighted: Jebel Teir Island S29E (magn[etic])


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31 March 1919

Port Sudan to Loheiya or at Loheiya

Number on sick list: 1

7.0am: Sighted: Kotama Island: right ahead

11.40am: Stop. Anchor in 10.5 fams. off Kusi Island.

11.45am: Steam cutter with C.P.O. came alongside.

1.0pm: Hands employed landing stores for camp

2.0pm: Landed 12 live sheep in camp

4.0pm: Landed stores for camp

7.35pm: Motor Boat with Lt. Commr. Woodhouse returned


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LOGS FOR APRIL 1919


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[partial title page, Merlin logbook]

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[partial title page, Merlin logbook]

Lt. H. Silk , Navigating Officer, signed the log

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[page for computing fuel consumption; blank]

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[This page contains information about the type and location of the weather equipment on the Merlin]

Barometer: Mercurial; Maker & number: P. Adie 676. Height of cistern above sea: 10 ft. Error of Mercurial Barometer: nil.

Thermometers for air temperature. Location: Star. side of Chart Ho. on Poop.

Whether (thermometer) in screen: yes.

Thermometer makers & nos.: Dry Hicks No. 439; Wet: Negretti & Zambra No 8520.

Thermometer for sea temperature: Maker & no: Negretti & Zambra 8521


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1 April 1919

At Surveying ground (off Little Kusi Island)

Number on sick list: 2

6.30am: Hands loading coal and water for camp

9.35am: Weighed and proceeded as requisite for surveying. Sounding party sounding

11.15am: Stop. Dropped whaler with Lt. (N) and surgeon

12. Stop. Anchor in 20 fms North of Laban Island.

1.30pm: Captain, Lt. Daniels & CP.O. landed in cutter to erect surveying mark on Laban Is.

4.20pm: Captain & party returned.

6.15pm: Stop. Anchored off Berri Island in 17 fms.

6.45pm: Lt (N) returned in whaler.


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2 April 1919

Surveying Ground, North of Berri Island

Number on sick list: 2

6.20am: C.P.O. & party left to erect mark on Berri Is.

9.40am: C.P.O. & party returned

10.00am: Sounding party employed sounding

12.51pm: Stop. Anchor North of Kotama Is.

1.45pm: Capt & Lt. Hughes landed on Kotama Is for surveying.

6.45pm: 1st whaler returned with Capt.


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3 April 1919


At Surveying Ground, North of Kotama Island

Number on sick list: 1

10.55am: Anchor N. of Okban Is. in 11 fms. Veered 2 shackles.

11.30am: Lt (N) left ship in whaler to sound round ship.

12.0pm: Captain left ship in whaler for surveying.

3.0pm: Captain returned.

3.20pm: Sounding party sounding

6.35pm: Stop. Anchor S. of Hamar Is. in 12½ fms.


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4 April 1919

At Surveying Ground off Hamar Island & Little Kusi Island

Number on sick list: 1

8.45am: Stop. Anchor off Camp Is.

11.30am: Paid monthly money.

12.0pm: Took 3 sheep aboard from Camp.

2.30pm: Passed through Bawarid--Little Kusi passage.

6.22. Stop. Anchor off Kamaran.

7.0pm: HMS Suva in harbour


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5 April 1919

At: Kamaran

Lat 15.4, Long 42.5

Number on sick list: 2

8.30am: Put clocks on 10 minutes.

Noon: 7 ratings joined from Drifter "Ploughboy"

5.pm: Discharged 1 Ldg Seaman & 1 Somali Boy to HMS "Suva".


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6 April 1919

At Kamaran

Lat 15.4, Long 42.5

Number on sick list: 2


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7 April 1919

From Kamaran to Surveying Grounds, Long 123.1

Number on sick list: 3

6.0am: Prepared for sea. Dispatched mail to HMS Suva.

6.30am: Put clocks back 10 mins.

7.50am: Stop. Anchor off Douglas Pt in 12 fms

8.30am: Lt Silk landed for surveying

8.45am: Captain landed for surveying

10.40am: Lt Silk returned

11.05am: Lt Silk + surgeon landed

12.40pm: Lt Silk and surgeon returned aboard

12.45pm: Captain returned on board

1.15pm: Sounding party sounding

4.pm: Anchor 1/2 mile North of El Bodhi Island

Lt. Silk landed for surveying

6.25pm: Lt Silk returned aboard. Hoisted skiff.


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8 April 1919

Surveying Ground, off Little Kusi Island

Number on sick list: 3

6.0am: Hands getting up coal and water etc for camp

10.30am: Hands employed landing stores for camp

10.45am: Stop. Anchor 1/2 mile North of Little Kusi Is.

2.30pm: CPO (recorder) left ship in motor boat for surveying

Lt Silk and Lt Hughes landed in camp

3.40pm: Lt Comm. Woodhouse returned in Steam Cutter

7.25pm: Lt Hughes left in whaler to assist motor boat firing signals of distress

9.20pm: Lt Comm. Woodhouse left in St Cutter to assist motor boat

11.03pm: St cutter returned with motor boat and whaler in tow


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9 April 1919

At Surveying ground.

Number on sick list: 4

8.0am: Anchor off Little Kusi Island.

9.30am: Lt Silk & Lt Hughes left in st. cutter for surveying.

5.20pm: Motor boat returned

6.05pm: Steam cutter returned


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10 April 1919

At surveying ground, Little Kusi Island

Number on sick list: 3

7.30am: Lt Silk & Lt Hughes left for surveying in steam cutter.

6.15pm: Lt Silk & Hughes returned in St. Cutter.


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11 April 1919

At Surveying ground, anchored off Little Kusi Island.

Number on sick list: 3

7.30am: C.P.O. left in motor boat for surveying

7.32am: Lt Silk & Hughes left for surveying.

6.05pm: St. Cutter returned with Lts. Silk & Hughes.

7.15pm: Motor boat returned with CPO


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12 April 1919

At Surveying ground, anchored off Little Kusi Island

Number on sick list: 4

9.0am: Hoisted Steam Cutter clear of water for scraping

9.10am: Lt Hughes left in motorboat for Eutufash Is.

1.05pm: Lt Hughes returned in motor boat.


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13 April 1919

At surveying ground, anchored off Little Kusi Island.

Number on sick list: 3

1.0pm: Landed recreation party.


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14 April 1919

At surveying ground

Number on sick list: 3

1.20am: One rating returned from camp (sick).

7.0am: Landed on (sic) AB into camp.

5.55pm: Stop. Anchored off Kadaman Kebir Island


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15 April 1919

At Surveying ground, anchored off Kadaman Kebir Island

Number on sick list: 3

9.15am: Stop. Communicated with HMT Gurdan.

11.30am: Lost by accident one boats crutch, iron galvanised.


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16 April 1919

At Surveying ground, anchored off Eutufash Island

Number on sick list: 3

6.12. Stop. Anchor for night E. of Eutufash Island in 20 fms. Veered 4 shackles.


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17 April 1919

At Surveying Ground anchored off Eutufash Island

Number on sick list: 3

6.15pm: Stop. Anchored North of Little Kusi Is in 15 fms. Veered 2-1/2 shackles.


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18 April 1919

[Good Friday]

At Surveying groun, anchored off Little Kusi Island

Number on sick list: 5

9.40am: Lt. Commr Woodhouse & Lt. Silk returned from camp (sick)

1.0pm: Landed recreation party on Camp Is.


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19 April 1919

At surveying grounds, anchored off Little Kusi Island.

Number on sick list: 3

7.30. Steam Cutter left with C.P.O. for surveying.


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20 April 1919

Little Kusi Island (Surveying Ground)

Number on sick list: 6

1.pm: Landed recreation party on Camp Is.

6.0pm: Exchanged 2 ratings from camping party.

6.30pm: Hoisted pulling boats.


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21 April 1919

Little Kusi Island (Surveying Ground)

Number on sick list: 6

2.40pm: Motor boat left for surveying with CPO recorder in charge

3.35pm: Dropped dan buoy

6.25pm: Stop. Anchored to southward of Eutufash Island


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22 April 1919

Loheiya to Port Sudan & at Sea

Number on sick list: 5

7.15am: C.P.O. (recorder) left for surveying in motor boat.

7.30am: Weighed & proceeded as reqt for surveying

8.27am: Stop. Anchor North of Camp Island (Little Kusi).

3.15pm: Sighted: Jebel Teir: on P[ort] bow

6.17pm: Sunset by compass N75W

7.0pm: Sighted: Jebel Teir Lt: S1.5E

8.21pm: Sighted: Jebel Teir Lt.: dipped, bg. S19E (mag)


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23 April 1919

Loheiya to Port Sudan or at Sea

Lat 17.9, Long 39.7

Number on sick list: 3

5.50am: Sun rose by comp N80E, dev. 1 degree W

6.15am: Spoke SS "Margaret Rose" southbound.

8.25am: Put Clocks back 15 mins.

11.15am: Passed Japanese destroyer towing surrendered German U boat south bound. Exchanged complimentary signals.

4.0pm: Read stations for out sheet anchor.



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24 April 1919

Loheiya to Port Sudan or at Sea & Port Sudan.

Lat 19.6, Long 37.4

Number on sick list: 3

3.0am: Exercised sea boats crews close W/T doors

8.35am: Put clocks back 15 mins.

12.57pm: Sighted Sanpaneb Light House on S[tarboard] bow.

2.50pm: Stop. Secured alongside coaling wharf Port Sudan.


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25 April 1919

Port Sudan

Lat 19.6, Long 37.2

Number on sick list: 3

8.30am: Diver examining under water fittings

9:30am: Hands employed in diving boat & drawing stores.

4.0pm: Gave leave to watch till 9 pm

4.45pm: Diving boat returned.


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26 April 1919

Port Sudan to Loheiya or at Sea & Port Sudan

Lat 19.6, Long 37.2

Number on sick list: 3

6.0am: Alongside Coaling Wharf, Port Sudan

11.00am: Prepared for sea. Hoisted pulling boats

Provisions received: 12 live sheep

3.01pm: Streamed Patent logs

6.40pm: Put clocks on 30 mins.

11.0pm: Exercised Sea boats crew and close W/T doors


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27 April 1919

Port Sudan to Loheiya (surveying ground) or at Sea

Lat 18.4, Long 39.6

Number on sick list: 2

3.30am: Exercised sea boats crew and close W/T [watertight] doors

10.0am: Performed divine service

11.35am: Put clocks on 8 mins.

6.13pm: Sun set by comp N74W. Dev nil

11.0pm: Exercised seaboats crews and close W/T doors


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28 April 1919

Port Sudan to Loheiya or at Sea

Lat 16.2, Long 41.4

Number on sick list: 1

5.35am: Sun rose by comp N78E. Dev. 1 degree W.

9.0am: Advanced clocks 7 minutes.

3.0pm: Hands make and mend clothes

5.0pm: Sighted: Jebel Teir Island, bearing S30E

7.0pm: Lightning to ENE

9.15pm: Spoke SS "Bryanton," Suez - Bombay.

11.0pm: Exercised sea boats crew and close W/T doors


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29 April 1919

Port Sudan to Loheiya & at Surveying Ground

Lat 15.6, Long 42.3

Number on sick list: 1

1.35am: Jebel Teir Lt: right ahead

2.30am: Exercised sea boats crew + close W/T doors

5.30am: Watch rigging sounding gear

12.0pm: Arrived on (Noon) surveying ground

1.0pm: Ship sounding with Thompsons machine

3.32pm: Stop. Anchor in 14 fms North of Little Kusi Is. Veered 3 shackles.

5.0pm: Landed 9 sheep on Camp Island

Advanced clocks 5 mins

6.0pm: Lost by accident sun-helmets two in number


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30 April 1919

At Surveying ground (Off Little Kusi Island)

Number on sick list: 1

6.0am: Hands employed fitting sounding gear and dismantling camp and embarking stores from camp

7.50am: CPO recorder left in motor boat for surveying

9.0am: Hands employed embarking coal, water and stores from camp

5.40pm: Motor boat returned from surveying. Hoisted boats


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LOGS FOR MAY 1919


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[Partial page, title page of Merlin's log, May 1919]

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[Partial title page of Merlin's log, May 1919, signed by H. Silk Navigating Officer]

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[Page contains information (type and location) about the weather equipment on the Merlin]

Mercurial (barometer), maker: P. Adie; number: 676;

Cistern 10 ft. above the sea; error of mercurial barometer: nil.

Position of Sea thermometer: Star[board] side of chart Ho[use] on Poop.

Whether in screen: Yes

Makers of thermometers: Dry: Hicks, No. 939; Wet: Negretti & Zambra, No 8520.

Thermometer for sea temperature: Maker - Negretti & Zambra 8521.

Barometer: mercurial.

Name of maker and number: P. Adie 676.

Height of cistern above sea: 10ft. Error of mercurial barometer: nil.


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1 May 1919

Surveying ground, off Little Kusi Island

Number on sick list: 2

8am: Stop. Anchor in 8.5 fms N. of Urmek Is.

8.50am: CPO recorder left in motor boat for surveying.

10.15am: Drifter "Ploughboy" came alongside.

10.55am: Drifter "Ploughboy" shoved off.

5.30pm: Motor boat returned. Lt. Sik and party landed in camp


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2 May 1919

At surveying grounds.anchored N of Urmek Is.

Number on sick list: 2

7.50am: Motor boat & whaler left with Lt. Silk for surveying.

9.30am:Sounding party sounding.

11.0am: Lost by accident Leads, sounding, 96 lbs, one in number.

2.26pm: Stop. Anchor off little Kusi Is.

2.40pm: Captain & Lt Hughes left ship.

4.0pm: Captain returned.

5.10pm: Lt Hughes returned. Hoisted pulling boats.

6.45pm: Stop. Anchor N of Urmek Is.

7.0pm: Lt Silk & CPO recorder returned in motor boat & Steam Cutter moored up.


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3 May 1919

At surveying grounds, single anchorage N. of Urmek Is.

Number on sick list: 2

6.0am: Cleaned ship. Saturday routine. Replaced boiler in st. cutter.

8.45am: CPO recorder landed for surveying.

10.30am: Lost by accident Hooks. I.G. patt No 386E, one in number.

11.30am: CPO recorder returned.

1.pm: Paid monthly money.

4.30pm: Arrived HMT Drifter "Guerdon"

5.0pm: Landed water for camp

5.30pm: Lit up Steam cutter for trial


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4 May 1919

Anchored off Urmek Is.

Number on sick list: 2

9.50am: Hands mustered by the ledger.

XI.0. Discharged Lt. Silk & 2 ratings to HM Drifter "Guerdon" for detached service.

1.0pm: Landed recreation party.


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5 May 1919

At surveying ground off Urmek Is.

Number on sick list: 3

4.30am: Lost by accident leads "Thompson" and brass tube, one in number

7.0am: Landed water for camp

10.30am: Shipped motor boat with CPO recorder in charge

12.30pm: Lost while surveying 1 creeper, boats, Patt No 1422, 90 lb leads, 2 in no.

5.0pm: Sounding party sounding

6.50pm: Motor boat returned with CPO.


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6 May 1919

At surveying grounds, anchored off Eutufash Id.

Number on sick list: 3

6.0am: Cleaned Ship

7.20am. Motor boat left for surveying with CPO recorder.

2.50pm: Dropped surveying beacon

3.pm: Sounding party sounding

6.0pm: Stop. Anchor in 25 fms off Okban Island

6.10pm: Motorboat returned.


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7 May 1919

At Surveying Grounds off Okban Island

Number on sick list: 3

7.30am: Motor boat left with CPO recorder.

9.0am: Sounding party ship sounding

10.0am: Dropped Dan buoy.

6.25pm: Stop. Anchor in 19 fms S. of Eutufash Id.

6.40pm: Motor boat returned and moored up


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8 May 1919

At surveying grounds

Number on sick list: 2

7.30am: Motor boat left for surveying

7.35am: Weighed and proceeded as requisite for surveying

10.0am: Sounding party sounding

1.0pm: Lost by accident one lead, 96 lbs., sounding

6.05pm:. Stop. Anchor S of Eutufash Id in 18 fms.

7.0pm: Motor boat returned from surveying


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9 May 1919

At surveying ground off Eutufash Id

Number on sick list: 2

8.0am: Shipped motor boat. course and speed as req for surveying

4.30pm: Inspected hammocks

6.0pm: Motor boat returned from surveying and moored up


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10 May 1919

Surveying off Okban Island

Number on sick list: 2

6.0pm: Arrived HMD "Rathren." Received 2 bags, mails


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11 May 1919

At surveying ground, anchored off Okban Island

Number on sick list: 2

5.30am: Sailed HMT Rathren

1.0pm: Landed recreation party. Watch pumping water for camp


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12 May 1919

At surveying ground off Okban Island

Number on sick list: 2

7.15 am: CPO recorder left for surveying in motor boat

10.0am: Lost by accident hand lantern, Pat No 330, one in number

6.45pm: Motor boat returned


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13 May 1918

[Log page appears between pages dated 12 May 1919 and 14 May 1919; year is shown, however, as 1918]

At surveying ground, off Okban Island

Number on sick list: 4

6.30am: Rigged diving boat

7.30am: CPO recorder left in motor boat

8.30am: Captain landed for surveying. Carried out monthly dip.

9.0am: Hands working with diver

10.0am: Lost whilst sounding: leads, sounding 90 lb, 2 in number and 60 ft 1'' sounding wire

1.30pm: Hands employed in diving boat

4.30pm: Cleared diving boat

5.20pm: Captain returned from surveying

6.25pm: Motor boat returned. moored up

7.15pm: Arrived HM Drifter "Guerdon." Lt Silk and 2 ratings rejoined from Guerdon


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14 May 1919

At surveying grounds, off Okban Island

Number on sick list: 3

7.15am: Motor boat left for surveying with CPO recorder.

10.0am: Lost whilst sounding, Leads, 90 lbs, one in number.

1.0pm: Hands employed sounding, refitting boats life lines & as reqt.

6.30pm: Stop. Anchor N of Okban Is. in 12.5 fms.


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15 May 1919

At surveying grounds off Okban Island

Number on sick list: 2

6.0am: Sounding party rigging sounding gear.

7.0am: Motor boat left for surveying with CPO recorder

9.30am: Motor boat returned

10.10am: Stop. Anchor in 15 fms N of Kadaman Seghir Is.

12.30pm: Captain, Lt Commr Woodhouse, Lt. Silk and Daniels landed with instruments for sights.

4.30pm: Officers returned from sight taking

5.20pm: Lt Hughes and party returned from Camp


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16 May 1919

At surveying grounds, anchored N of Kadman Seghir Is.

Number on sick list: 3

7.30am: CPO recorder left in steam cutter. Captain, Lt Commr, Lt (N) & Lt Daniels landed for shore sights.

9.30am: Officers returned aboard.

6.10pm:. Captain, Lt Commr, Lt (N) & Lt Daniels landed for shore observations.

6.30pm: Steam cutter returned and drew fires.

10.pm: Officers returned on board.


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17 May 1919

At surveying grounds off Kadman Seghir Is.

Number on sick list: 4

6.30am: Motor boat left ship with water for camp

1.0pm: Lost overboard by accident thermometer ordinary, one in number

3.0pm: HMS "Espiegle" arrived. Communicated with "Espiegle". Lt. S. Cornwall RN joined ship from "Espiegle"

6.30pm: Capt, Lt. Commr & Lt (N) & Lt Daniels landed for shore sights.

11.55pm: Officers returned onboard.


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18 May 1919

At surveying grounds N. of Kadman Seghir Is.

Number on the sick list: 4

1pm: Landed recreation party.

6.30pm: Capt. Lt Commr. Lt (N) & Lt Daniels landed for shore sights

11.15pm: Officers returned on board.


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19 May 1919

Loheiya to Port Sudan & at Sea

Number on sick list: 3

6.0am: Hands filling breakers for camp

7.15am: CPO recorder left in motor boat.

7.45am: St. Cutter with Lt. Hughes left.

10.0am: Hands landing water & stores in camp.

4pm: Stopped to communicate with motor boat

6.20pm: Sun set by comp. N70.5W.


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20 May 1919

Loheiya to Port Sudan

Lat 17.0, Long 40.3

Number on the sick list: 3

5.42am: Sun rose by Comp N72.5E. Dev. 1.5W.

9.0am: Lost overboard by accident buckets, deck wash one in No. also anchor stock 30 lb. 1 in number.

12.20pm: Put clocks back 10 mins.



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21 May 1919

Loheiya to Port Sudan

Lat 19.0, Long 38.4

Number on sick list: 3

9.0am: Sighted land S72W

10.0am: Exercised small arm company

3.0pm: Hands preparing for going into harbour.

4.0pm: Put clocks back 8 minutes

12.00 midnight: Secured alongside coaling wharf; Put clocks back 32 mins.



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22 May 1919

Port Sudan

Lat 19.6, Long 37.2

Number on sick list: 2

In harbour HMS Bryony, Espiagle, and Clio

11.0am: 9 stoker raings joined from detention barracks Cairo.

4pm: Finished coaling. 200 tons recd.


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23 May 1919

Port Sudan

Lat 19.6, Long 37.2

Number on sick list: 1

Provisions received: 12 live sheep


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24 May 1919

Port Sudan to Loheiya

Lat 19.4, Long 37.3

Number on sick list: 2

6.0am: Sailed HMS Bryony

10.0am: Advanced clocks 30 mins.

4.33pm: Sighted: Huid Kadam: abeam 6. 7'

6.0pm: Lost overboard by accident Boatswain's Calls, one in No.


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25 May 1919

Port Sudan to Loheiya or at Sea

Lat 18.1, Long 39.6

Number on sick list: 2:

10.0am: Put clocks on 10 mins.

1.50pm: SS "Ikisto" abeam to port 4' south bound.


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26 May 1919

Port Sudan to Loheiya

Lat 15.5, Long 42.6

1.30am: Spoke SS Hodgolia

1.34pm: Reduced speed (stokehold breakdown)

7.0am: Rigged ship sounding gear.

10.0am: Put clocks on 10 minutes

11.51am: Sighted: Jebel Teir: abeam to starbd 5.6

1.55pm:Sighted: Kotama Is: N60E

5.0pm: Sounding party employed sounding

6.55pm: Stop. Anchor N. of Urmek Is.

8.0pm: Lt Hughes RNR returned from camp in motor boat.

9.30pm: Lt Hughes returned to camp.


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27 May 1919

At Loheiya, surveying groun, anchored off Urmek Island

Number on sick list: 1

6.50am: Stop. Anchor N of Urmek Is.

7.0am: Boats from camp came alongside:

9.0am: Hands employed landing stores & water for camp. Landed 9 live sheep in camp.

1.0pm: Lost overboard by accident gun metal crutch, boats, Patt No 73C one in number.

4.30pm: Read warrants No 14-15.


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28 May 1919

At surveying grounds, N of Urmek Island

Number on sick list: 1

8.45am: CPO recorder left in motor boat.

10.0am: Lost through lead line parting, two 90 lb leads.

1.0pm: Steam steering gear jambed. Connected up hand wheel.

5.0pm: Sounding party sounding

6.20pm: Stop. Anchor in 9 fms E of Hamar Is.

Motor boat returned with CPO recorder.


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29 May 1919

At surveying grounds, East of Hamar Island

Number on sick list: 1

6.0am: Cleaned ship. rigged Dan buoys.

8am: Capt, Lt (N), and CPO recorder left for surveying.

Furled side screens for scrubbing.

Lost whilst surveying 90 lb leads, 2 in number.

2.0pm: Lt. Commr. left in whaler for surveying.

5.25pm: Whaler returned with Lt Commr.

6.40pm: Captain, Lt (N) & CPO recorder returned in motor boat.

Lost whilst surveying one sinker 1.75 cwt. & 12 fms 2" wire.


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30 May 1919

At surveying grounds, East of Hamar Island

Number on sick list: 1

7.25am: Lt (N) left in whaler for surveying.

7.30am: Captain & CPO recorder left for surveying in motor boat.

1pm: Arrived HMS Clio

3.10pm: Motor boat returned with Capt & CPO recorder.

4.45pm: Stop. Anchor N. of Urmek Is.

Lt (N) returned in whaler.

Joined ship from HMS "Clio" Mr. A. Wilkins Asst. Engr.


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31 May 1919


At surveying grounds, N of Urmek Is

Number on sick list: 2

7.0am: Lt Commander and Lt Hughes left for surveying in steam cutter

9.45am: Sailed HMS Clio

5.0pm: Hands landing water for camp


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LOGS FOR JUNE 1919


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H. Silk: Navigating Officer, signed the log


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Barometer: Mercurial

Maker & Number: P. Adie 676

Height of cistern above sea: 10 ft.

Error of Mercurial Barometer: Nil.

Position of Air Temperature Thermometer: Star[board]. side chart Ho[use] on Poop.

Whether in screen: Yes

Maker & No: Dry - Hicks No 939; Wet - Negretti & Zambra No 8520.

Thermometer for sea temperature maker & no: Negretti & Zambra 8521.


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1 June 1919

At surveying grounds, off Urmek Island

Number on sick list: 3

1.0pm: Landed recreation party on Urmek Is.

5:30pm: Put clocks on 10 minutes to zone time


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2 June 1919

At surveying grounds, off Urmek Island

Long 42.6

Number on sick list: 3

11.15am: Dropped beacon on Shab Bodinjan shoal

4pm: Stopped. Came to with starboard anchor in 9.5 fms in Kamaran Harbour

5.0pm: Hands preparing dressing lines. HMS "Bryony" (flag) & "Clio" in harb[ou]r.


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3 June 1919

At surveying ground & Kamaran

Long 42.6

Number on sick list: 3

7.10am: Discharged Lt. Silk to HMS "Bryony"

8am: Dressed ship with mast head flags. Birthday of HM the King.

9.30am: Fired all guns & small arms.

2.30. Stop. Anchor 3.5' S11.5W of Dahayir Is

3.0pm: Sighted “Bryony” and Clio

6.0pm: Undressed ship.


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4 June 1919

At surveying grounds

Long 42.6

Number on sick list: 3

9.0am: Port watch to maxim gun instruction

10.0am: Lost by accident 1 ammunition pouch & 10 round 303

1.05pm: Stop. Anchor in 9 fms in Kamaran harbour.

2.30pm: Leave to CPOs & POs till 6 pm.


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5 June 1919

At Surveying ground, Kamaran harbour and North of Urmek Is

Long 42.6

Number on sick list: 4

5.50pm: Stop. Anchor in 9.5 fms North of Urmek Is.

6.35pm: Arrived & anchored HMS "Byrony;" Lt. Silk returned from "Bryony".


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June 1919

At surveying grounds off Urmek Island

Number on sick list: 3

9.0am: Rear Admiral Pelly visited ship. ["inspected" was crossed out]

9.40am: R.A. left ship.

10.0am: Weighed & proceeded as reqt. Ship leading HMS "Bryony" off surveying ground.

1.30pm: Parted company with "Bryony"

4.55pm: Stop. Anchor North of Urmek Is.

5.50pm: Motor boat returned with CPO recorder.

6.30pm: Read Warrant No. 13.


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7 June 1919

At surveying grounds, North of Urmek Island

Number on sick list: 3

9.30am: Camping party returned aboard except tide watchers.

11am: Paid monthly money.


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8 June 1919

At Surveying Ground, N of Urmek Island

Number on sick list: 2

1.30pm: Landed recreation party.


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9 June 1919

At surveying grounds N. of Urmek Is.

Number on sick list: 3

7.30am: Captain, Lt Commr & Lt Cornwall left for surveying.

7.40am: Lt Hughes & Daniels left for surveying.

9.15am: Lt Silk left for surveying in motor boat.

3.0pm: Lt Hughes & Daniels returned from surveying.

6.0pm: Motor boat returned with Capt. Lt Silk & moored up.

6.30pm: St Cutter returned with Lt. Commr & Lt Cornwall. Drew fires.


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10 June 1919

At surveying grounds N of Urmek Is.

Number on sick list: 3

7.20am: Motor boat left with Lt. Silk.

7.30am: St. Cutter left with Lt. Commr & Lt Cornwall.

4pm: Released 2 prisoners. [“cell” appears before prisoners, but appears to be crossed out]

Lost by accident in swamping of No 3 skiff:

Patt 127, Chisel 1", 1 in No.,

Patt 225, Gimlet 3/16, 1 in No,

Patt 10956 Hammer, 1 in No, 316 Hatchet, 1 in No.

6.30pm: Lt Silk returned in motor boat.

7.0pm: St. Cutter returned with 1st Lieut Commr & Lt Cornwell & drew fires.


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11 June 1919

At surveying grounds off Kadaman Seghir Island

Number on sick list: 3

7.40am: Lt Silk left in motor boat.

7.50am: Lt Commr & Lt Cornwall left in St[eam] Cutter.

9.15am: Captain & Lt Daniels left in skiff for surveying.

1pm: Capt & Lt Daniels returned.

6.45pm: Motor boat with Lt (N) returned

6.50pm: St Cutter returned. Drew fires.


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12 June 1919

At surveying grounds off Kadaman Seghir Is.

Number on sick list: 6

7.30am: Dropped whaler with P.O. recorder. Cleaned ship.

9.30am: Lt Hughes & Daniels left in motor boat.

9.35am: Lt Commr & Lt Cornwall left in St Cutter.

5.30pm: Lt Hughes & Daniels returned

7.0pm: St Cutter returned with Lt. Commr & Lt Cornwall. Drew fires.


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13 June 1919

At surveying ground off Hamar Island

Number on sick list: 6

6.35am: St Cutter left with Lt. Hughes & Daniels.

7.30am: Motor boat left for surveying. Lt Cornwall left in whaler.

6.35pm: Stop. Anchor in 10 fms. off Urmek Is. Officers returned from surveying.


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14 June 1919

Loheiya to Port Sudan or at Sea.

Number on sick list: 5

11.19am: Dropped oil drum beacon.

4.28pm: Sighted: Jebel Teir Lt Ho: abeam 7 8'



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15 June 1919

Loheiya to Port Sudan or at Sea

Lat 17.2, Long 40.3

Number on sick list: 6

3.20am: Spoke SS Baron Furnel 1' to starbd. Southbound.


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16 June 1919

Loheiya to Sudan & at P. Sudan

Lat 19.3, Long 38.3

Number on Sick List: 6

6.30am: Put clocks back 1 hr to zone time.

11.26am: Sighted: Bar Musa Kebir Island S64W (mag6)

1.39pm:Sighted Peshawa breakers

1.46pm: Sighted: Hind Kadan Beacon: S76 W

5.16pm: Sighted: Sanganeb: Lt Ho N46W (mag)


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17 June 1919

Port Sudan

Lat 19.6, Long 37.2

Number on Sick List: 5

10.0am: 5 Maltese stokers joined ship from Port Said depot


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18 June 1919

Port Sudan

Lat 19.6, Long 37.2

Number on Sick List: 4


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19 June 1919

Port Sudan

Lat 19.6, Long 37.2

Number on Sick List: 4

9.30am: Exercised small arm company with heavy marching order



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20 June 1919

Port Sudan

Lat 19.6, Long 37.2

Number on sick list: 5

3.0pm: Discharged 5 stoker ratings and Mr Houghton, Warrant Engr, RNR, to SS Mausurah for passage home

6.10pm: Floating dock arrived


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21 June 1919

Port Sudan

Lat 19.6, Long 37.2

Number on sick list: 6

4.30pm: Floating dock sailed in tow

5.0pm: Hands rigging dressing lines


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22 June 1919

Port Sudan

Lat 19.6, Long 37.2

Number on Sick List: 7

8.0am: Dressed ship in honour of anniversary of coronation of HM the King.

6.20pm: Undressed Ship.


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23 June 1919

Port Sudan

Lat 19.6, Long 37.2

Number on sick list: 7

9.0am: Ship completing with coal (native labour).

2.0pm: Ship coaling with native labour.

6.30pm: Finished coaling, rec[eived] 200 tons. Hands employed washing down after coaling.


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24 June 1919

Port Sudan

Lat 19.6, Long 37.2

Number on sick list: 5

6.am: Arrived HM Drifter Ploughboy

9.45am:Stop. Anchor in 14 fms in Port Sudan Hr. Veered 2.5 shackles.

5.30pm: Read warrant No. 16.


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25 June 1919

Port Sudan

Lat 19.6, Long 37.2

Number on Sick List: 5

10.30am: Lost overboard by accident yokes, metal, skiffs one in No

12.30pm: Lost by accident thermometers ordinary 1 in No and holder for same.

5.30pm: Read warrant No 17.


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26 June 1919

Port Sudan

Lat 19.6, Long 37.2

Number on sick list: 3

5.0pm: Read Warrants Nos 18 & 19.


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27 June 1919

Port Sudan

Lat 19.6, Long 37.2

Number on sick list: 4

10.0am: Landed dockyard working party


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28 June 1919

Port Sudan

Lat 19.6, Long 37.2

Number on sick list: 4


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29 June 1919

Port Sudan

Lat 19.6, Long 37.2

Number on sick list: 4

10.0am: Dressed ship overall to celebrate signing of Peace.

[Note: “signing of Peace” refers to Germany signing the Treaty of Versailles on June 28, 1919, effectively ending the “Great War” (i.e., WWI). For news articles, see the Library of Congress website, http://www.loc.gov/rr/news/topics/versailles.html ]

11.0am: Lord Radstock came aboard for Divine Service.

[There is an entry for the 4th Baron Radstock on Wikipedia, little else online. Considering that he was not married and had no children, perhaps that is why there is not more about him? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Granville_Waldegrave,_4th_Baron_Radstock ]

12.00pm: Spliced the main brace in accordance with Admiralty orders.

Issued to HM Drifter Ploughboy 1 pt and 7 gills Rum.

2.30pm: One cell prisoner released.

6.0pm: Undressed Ship.


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30 June 1919

Port Sudan

Lat 19.6, Long 37.2

Number on Sick List: 4

8.am: Dressed ship overall; official celebration of signing of Peace.

10.am: Piped down.

12.pm: Leave to watch & part 130-930 pm

4.pm: Held athletic sports ashore in celebration of Peace.

6.pm: Undressed ship

Lost by accident, anchor 30lbs, one in number.

9.pm: Gave firework display, burned searchlight.


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LOGS FOR JULY 1919


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[left half of title page, log book, July 1919]

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[right half of title page, log book, July 1919, signed by H. Silk, Navigating Officer, to certify that this is a complete copy of the original log]

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[page contains information (location and type) about the weather equipment on board the Merlin]

Mercurial Barometer, maker: P.Adie, No 676

Height of cistern above sea: 10 ft.

Error of mercurial barometer: nil.

Thermometers for Air temperature location: Starboard side Pilot House on Poop.

Maker: Dry- J. Hicks No 939.

Maker & No, Wet thermometer: Negretti & Zambra 8520

Thermometer for Sea Temperature Maker & No: Heath & Co. No number.


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1 July 1919

Port Sudan

Lat 19.6, Long 37.2

Number on sick list: 4

6.13pm: Sighted: Sanganeb Light House: one mile abeam to port


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2 July 1919

Port Sudan to Hurghada

Lat 21.8, Long 37.6

Number on sick list: 4

5.45am: Cleaning ship (Saturday routine)

12.0pm: Sighted: South Peak, N85W magn

2.0pm: Piped down.

6.17pm: Sun set by compass, N61.5W Deviation 2 degrees west.


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3 July 1919

Port Sudan to Hurghada

Lat 24.5, Long 36.1

Number on sick list: 4

True bearing and distance: Abu Murgarh: var. 210 m.

4.49am: Sighted: St Johns Is: S75W mag[netic]

8.55am Spoke SS "Abricko" southbound.

9.0am: Divisions. Read prayers. Exercised stations for abandon ship.

4.43pm: Passed HMS "Espiegle" abeam to port.

5.0pm: Evening quarters. Exercised collision stations.

7.50pm: Spoke SS "Australgeum" southbound.

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4 July 1919

Port Sudan to Hurghada

Number on sick list: 4

1.40am: Spoke SS Dogra southbound.

9.0am: Sighted: Jebel Tiyur: S40.5W

Sighted: Umm Huile: S83W

True bearing and distance: Shadman Is: Various 64 m.

1.30pm: Piped down.

3.20pm: Sighted: Jebel Kabash: S84W magt. 29 mls.

6.0pm: Sighted: Shadman Is: N22W magt PL99.5

7.40pm: Sighted: Shadman Is Lt: PL 8.7


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5 July 1919

Port Sudan to Hurghada Bay; At Hughada Bay

Number on Sick List: 3


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6 July 1919

Hurghada

Number on Sick List: 3

10.0am: Hands mustered by the ledger.


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7 July 1919

Hurghada

Number on Sick List: 3

7.30am: Lt Silk, Cornwall, Hughes + Daniels + CPO recorder left for surveying

8.0am: Captain landed for surveying

Hands employed surveying ashore and as reqt.

4.0pm: Rigged diving boat

5.0pm: Diver emp[loye]d searching for St[eam] Cutter funnel

6.30pm: Officers and surveying parties returned

7.30pm: Finished diving


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8 July 1919

Hurghada

Number on Sick List: 3

6.40am: Captain left for surveying

8.0am: Lt Commr, Lt (N) + Lts Cornwall + Hughes left for surveying

10.20am: SS “Min” arrived with stores

11.30am: Finished diving. St[eam] cutter's funnel recovered

1.40pm: 1st Lt and party returned from surveying

6.45pm: Lt (N) and Lt Hughes returned from surveying

7.30pm: Lt Cornwall returned


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9 July 1919

Hurghada

Number on Sick List: 3

6.20am: CPO recorder landed for surveying

7.35am: Lt Cornwall landed for surveying

7.40am: Lt Hughes left in whaler for surveying

9.0am: Hands employed getting stores from SS Min

10.0am: Lt Silk landed for surveying

11.0am: CPO recorder returned

5.40pm: Lt Cornwall returned


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10 July 1919

Hurghada

Number on Sick List: 3

6.30am: Lt Silk left in st cutter for surveying.

7.0am: CPO recorder left in motor boat for surveying.

7.30am: Lt Hughes left in whaler for surveying.

9.0am: Lt. Commr & Lt Hughes landed for surveying.

6.30pm Lt Silk & Hughes returned from surveying.

6.40pm: CPO recorder returned.


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11 July 1919

Hurghada

Number in Sick List: 3

8.0am: Lt Hughes left in whaler for surveying

6.40pm: Lt Hughes returned from surveying


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12 July 1919

Hurghada

Number on sick list: 4

7:30am: Lt. Silk and Daniels left for surveying in steam cutter.

8.am: CPO recorder left in motor boat.

11.50am: Lt(N) and CPO recorder returned in steam cutter and motor boat.


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13 July 1919

Hurghada

Number on Sick List: 4


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14 July 1919

Hurghada

Number on Sick List: 4

7.30am: Lt (N) and Lt RNVR left in steam boat. Lt Commander and Lt Cornwall landed. Lt. RNR left in whaler.

8.am: CPO and PO recorder left for surveying.

2.pm: Captain landed for surveying.

6-6.30pm: Officers and parties returned from surveying in boats and ashore.

7.40pm: Lt RNR returned from surveying.


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15 July 1919

Hurghada to Suez or at Hurghada & at Sea

Number on Sick List: 4

7.30am: Lt Commr., Lt (N), Lt Cornwall,Hughes and Daniels and parties left for surveying

10.am: Lost by accident Boathooks steel, galv[anise]d, vol. Patt No 345, one in number

11.30am: Parties returned from surveying

7.55pm: Spoke SS "City of Agra" Southbound


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16 July 1919

Hurghada to Suez & Port Said or at Sea

Number on sick list: 4

1.15am: Sighted: Ras Gharib Lt: Abeam 3 . 8'

8.16am: Sighted: Zafarana Lt Ho: abeam to Port 5. 4'

Divisions. Read The Articles of War & quarterly return of Courts Martial.

2.30pm: Stop. Anchor in Suez bay in 4.5 fms. Veered 1 shackle.

5.40pm: Took Canal Pilot aboard. Shortened in.

5.50pm: Weighed & proceeded as reqt.

5.55pm: Entered Canal. c/o & speed as reqt. Ship in charge of pilot

9.0pm: Entered Little Bitter Lake.

10.pm: Entered Great Bitter Lake.

11.40pm: Anchor in Great Bitter Lake.


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17 July 1919

Suez to Port Said & at Port Said

Number on sick list: 4

3.0am: Entered Lake Timsah

3.15am: Changed pilots in Lake Timsah.

3.45am: Cleared Lake Timsah and re-entered canal.

6am: Passed Kantara station.

6.33am: Passed Kantara Bridge

8.20am: Raz-el-ech station

9.15am: Entered Port Said Harbour

9.40am: Stop. Anchor in Port Said Hr & secured stern to buoy ahead of HMS "Hannibal"

5.30pm: Sailed HMS “Wallflower”


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18 July 1919

Port Said to Malta or at Sea

Number on sick list: 4

5.10am: Arrived HMS “Wallflower”

9.30am: Discharged 18 Somali Boys to "Hannibal".

12.00pm: Provisions received: 12 live sheep

1.0pm: Completed with coal. rec 135 tons. Hands preparing for sea.

4pm: HMS "Wallflower" took station astern. Passed HMS "Endeavour" bound to P. Said.


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19 July 1919

Port Said to Malta or at Sea.

Lat 32.2, Long 29.6

Number on sick list: 3


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20 July 1919

Port Said to Malta or at Sea

Lat 33.4, Long 27.0

Number on sick list: 2

0.30pm: Passed St. Vt. abeam to star Eastward bound.

4.37pm: Stop. Sent Surgeon Lt to HMS "Wallflower."

6.16pm: Stopped. Surgeon Lt returned.

7.21pm: Sun set by comp N71W, dev. nil.


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21 July 1919

Port Said to Malta or at Sea.

Lat 33.4, Long 23.6

Number on sick list: 3

11.30am: Spoke SS "Rigina" of Amsterdam Westbound

9.50pm: Put clocks back 20 mins.


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22 July 1919

Port Said to Malta or at Sea

Lat 34.1, Long 21.3

Number on Sick List: 3

12.45am: Put clocks back 20 mins.

8.20am: Put clocks back 20 mins to zone time (+1 hour).

11.30am: Full speed both engines.


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23 July 1919

Port Said to Malta or at Sea

Lat 35.0, Long 17.4

Number on Sick List: 3

9.30pm: HMS "Wallflower" parted company. HMS Cornflower passed.


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24 July 1919

Port Said to Malta & at Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

Number on sick list: 3

6.30am: Sighted land on Port Bow.

9.12am: c/o as reqt for entering Grand Harbour Malta.


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25 July 1919

Valletta, Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

Number on Sick List: 4

9.45am: Sailed HMS "Wallflower"

10.am: Held Court of Enquiry on board.


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26 July 1919

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

Number on sick list: 4

8.am: Tug came alongside. Shifted billet. Ship in charge of tug.

8.45am: Secured alongside "Clematis" at Hamilton Wharf French Creek.

3pm: Shifted billet. Ship in charge of tug.

3.30pm: Secured alongside Somerset Wharf.


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27 July 1919

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

Number on sick list: 3


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28 July 1919

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

Number on Sick List: 2

9.0am: Shifted billet in charge of tug.

9.15am: Secured alongside HMS Weymouth at Burmola Wharf.


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29 July 1919

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

Number on Sick List: 1

7.20am: Tug came alongside.

8am: Shifted berth.

8.30am: Secured alongside HMS "Bryony" at Burmola Wharf.

10am: Arrived HMS “Calypso”

1.30pm: Hands refitting boats falls & overhauling blocks & as reqt.

7.0pm: Sailed HMS "Calypso"


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30 July 1919

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

Number on the sick list: 1


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31 July 1919

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

Number on sick list: 1


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LOGS FOR AUGUST 1919


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[left half of title page of Merlin log, August 1919]

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[right half of title page of Merlin log, August 1919, signed by H. Silk, Navigating Officer]

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[page contains information (location and type) about the weather equipment on board the Merlin]

Mercurial Barometer, Maker P. Adie, No 676

Location of Air Thermometer: S. Side pilot Ho. on Poop.

Maker & no of Dry Thermometer: J. Hicks. No 939; Wet: Negretti & Zambra no 8520

Sea Thermometer maker: Heath & Co. No number.


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1 August 1919

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

Number on sick list: 1

11am: Paid monthly money.


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2 August 1919

French Creek Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

Number on Sick List: 2

10am: 4 ABs [Able-bodied seamen] 2 O[fficers] joined from "Egmont"

1 Regulating P.O. joined from "Egmont"


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3 August 1919

French Creek Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

Number on sick list: 1


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4 August 1919

Malta to Gibraltar or at Sea

Number on sick list: 1

12.pm: Discharged on[e] Sgt Marines to "Ajax". One Sgt Marines joined from "Ajax".


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5 August 1919

Malta to Gibraltar or at Sea

Lat 37.5, Long 11.6

Number on sick list: 1

5.12am: Sighted: Pantellaria Is: N70W

5.21am: Sun rose by comp (stand) N76E.

10.40am: Sighted: SS Nerbudda: abeam to Port 1'.

12.30pm: Lost by accident Paint Brushes, Patt 5 one/in number & 3 hand scrubbers, 1 marlin spike


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6 August 1919

Malta to Gibraltar or at Sea

Lat 37.3, Long 7.5

5.27am: Sighted: Galita Is: S29W magt.

9.am: Divisions. Read stations for abandon ship.

7.36pm: Sun set by comp. N59.5W


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7 August 1919

Malta to Gibraltar or at Sea

Lat 37.2, Long 4.2

Number on sick list: 1

4.45am: Sighted: C. Carbon Lt: S23W magt

6.40pm: Passed Danish man o' war, 4 m. to Port steering East.

7.50pm: Sun set by comp N58W, giving devn 1oE.

8.05pm: Sighted: Caxine Lt: S23E

8.35pm: Caxine Lt. dipped.


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8 August 1919

Malta to Gibraltar or at Sea.

Lat 36.5, Long -0.2

Number on sick list: 1

2.45am: Sighted: C. Tenez Lt: S36W magn[etic]

4.28am: Sighted: C Tenez Lt: abeam to Port 21'

6.07am: Sun rose by comp N80.5E, Deviation, ½ degree E.

5.pm: Evening Quarters. Exercised collision stations.

12.am: Sighted: Cape de Gata Lt: n9.5W, 13 1m


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9 August 1919

Malta to Gibraltar

Lat 36.2, Long -4.0

Number on sick list: 1

12.20am: Sighted: C de Gata Lt: abeam

2.05am: Sighted: C de Gata Lt: dipped

10.30am: Lost by accident haversacks four in No (gunners stores).

3.50pm: Sighted: Gibraltar: right ahead

8.25pm: Passed thro Southern Entrance.

8.35pm: Stop. Secured to No 16 Buoy.


[Merlin spent a long period docked in Gibraltar, with the crew engaged in various maintenance activities.]


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10 August 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

Number on sick list: 1

10.0am: Lieut. Morrison, RN. joined ship.


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11 August 1919

Gibraltar, secured to No 16 buoy

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

1.45pm: Ammunition lighter shoved off.

2.15pm: Secured alongside HMS "Odin" at Eastern Wharf, HM Dockyard. Tug shoved off.

6.50pm: Landed patrol.


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Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

4.0am: Secured alongside HMS Odin HM Dockyard, Gibraltar

10.00am: Lost by accident Hand scrubbers one in number

12.30pm: Read Warrant No 20. Discharged one S~ to "Cormorant" for detention.


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13 August 1919

Gibraltar, Alongside HMS "Odin," Dockyard Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

10.0am: Seaman cutters crew away sailing for exercise.

2.30pm: ABs cutters crew away sailing.


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14 August 1919

Gibraltar, Alongside HMS "Odin," HM Dockyard Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

10.0am: ABs cutters crew away sailing for exercise.

2.0pm: Galley's & cutters crews away sailing for exercise.


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15 August 1919

Gibraltar, Alongside 100 ton Sheers Gibraltar dockyard

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

Number on sick list: 1

8.20am: Shifted billet in charge of tug.

11.30am: Lost by accident Brushes, dusters, ground, Patt No 5 - one in no.

11.00pm: Patrol returned onboard.


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16 August 1919

Gibraltar, Alongside sheers, Gibraltar dockyard

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

Number on sick list: 1

4.30pm: Exercised fire quarters.


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17 August 1919

Gibraltar, Alongside Sheers, Gibraltar Dockyard

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

Number on sick list: 1


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18 August 1919

Gibraltar, Alongside Sheers Gibraltar dockyard

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

Number on sick list: 1

12.15pm: 3 marines & 1 telegraphist joined.


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19 August 1919

Gibraltar, Alongside Sheers Gibraltar Dk Yd.

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

Number on sick list: 1

7.30am: Discharged Lt RL Hughes RNR to HMS "Partridge" for passage to England on demobilisation.


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20 August 1919

Gibraltar, Alongside Sheers Gibraltar Dk Yd

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

Number on sick list: 2


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21 August 1919

Gibraltar, Alongside Sheers Gibraltar Dk Yd;

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

Number on Sick List: 2

8.30am: Shifted berth to No 3 Crane.


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22 August 1919

Gibraltar, Under No 3 Crane Gibraltar dockyard

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

Number on sick list: 1


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23 August 1919

Gibraltar, Under No 3 Crane Gibraltar Dockyard

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3



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24 August 1919

Gibraltar, Under No 3 Crane Gibraltar dockyard

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

Number on Sick List: 1

10.0am: Mr Thomas Richard Wilson, Boatswain, Royal Navy, was this day reprimanded for making an improper remark to Lieutenant Sidney Cornwall, Royal Navy.

A M Woodhouse Lieut Commder (signed log)


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25 August 1919

Gibraltar, Under No 3 crane Gibraltar dockyard

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

Number on sick list: 1

9.0am: Tug came alongside

9.20am: Odin & Merlin shifted billet together in charge of tug.

10.0am: Secured alongside No 3 crane.

2.0pm: Discharged one marine to hospital.


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26 August 1919

Gibraltar, Secured alongside No 3 Crane Gibraltar dockyard

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

Number on the sick list: 1

7.30am: Discharged 3 ratings to HMD "North-esic" for passage to England.

10.30am: Discharged one P.O. to hospital.


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27 August 1919

Gibraltar, Secured under No 3 Crane Gibraltar dockyard

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

10.30am: Landed dental party

11.45am: Dental party returned.


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28 August 1919

Gibraltar, Secured alongside No 3 Crane Gibraltar dockyard

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3


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29 August 1919

Gibraltar, Secured alongside No 3 Crane Gibraltar dockyard

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

10.30am: Landed dental party.

11:30am: Dental party returned.


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30 August 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

11.45am: Tug came alongside. Shifted berth in charge of tug.

12.30pm: Secured alongside No 3 Crane.


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31 August 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

A. M Woodhouse signed the log


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LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1919


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[Left half of title page, Merlin's log book, September 1919]

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[Right half of title page, Merlin's log book, September 1919]

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[Page for recording fuel consumption – blank]


[Merlin is in Gibraltar, going into drydock for repairs and maintenance]


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1 September 1919

Gibraltar, Under No 3 Crane Gibraltar dockyard

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

10.30am: Landed Dental party.

2.pm: Sent steam cutter to boat slip. Hoisted 1st & 2nd whalers onto jetty for destruction.


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2 September 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

4.0am: Under No 3 Crane Gibraltar dockyard

8.30am: Hands employed as requisite for refitting.

8.40am: Tug came along side.

9.0am: No 1 Dock Gibraltar

9.0am: Shipped & proceeded in charge of tug.

9.40am: Berthed in No[rth] Dry Dock.

1.0pm: Hands employed scraping ship's bottom.

3.0pm: Landed on chocks.


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3 September 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

10.0am: Discharged 28 ratings for passage to England in HMS Wallflower for demobilisation.

1.0pm: Read Warrant No. 22, discharged one pte. RMLI to Cormorant for detention barracks.


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4 September 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

9.30am: Discharged ships company to Cormorant for accomodation.

10.30am: Care and maintenance party remained on board.


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5 September 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

11.30am: Paid advance of money to ships company


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6 September 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

9.0am: Double Bottom party painting D. Bs; remainder hands empd. as reqt for refitting.


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7 September 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

Number on Sick List: 1


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8 September 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

Number on Sick List: 2


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9 September 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

Number on sick list: 1


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10 September 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

Number on Sick List: 1

9.0am: Read Warrant No. 23.


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11 September 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

Number on sick list: 1


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12 September 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

Number on sick list: 1


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13 September 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

AWS Woodhouse: signed log


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14 September 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

Number on Sick List: 1


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15 September 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

Number on sick list: 1


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16 September 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

Number on sick list: 1

2.0pm: Discharged one P.O. to Chrysanthemum.


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17 September 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

2.0pm: Paid ships company's war gratuities.


[Internet search by “war gratuity, WW1, found “The Long Long Trail,” a summary of a typical soldier's experience during demobilisation. http://www.1914-1918.net/demobilisation.htm ]


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18 September 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3


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19 September 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3


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20 September 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3


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21 September 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3


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22 September 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3


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23 September 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3


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24 September 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

2.0pm: Flooded dock.

3.53pm: Undocked. Ship in charge of tugs.

4.30pm: Secured alongside HMS "Clio" under sheer legs, dockyard.


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25 September 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

6.am: Under Sheer legs Gibralter Dk Yd

7.30am: Cleared up decks

9.0am: Hands empd as reqd for refitting

10.0am: Captain returned from leave in England.

1.30pm: Hands painting Mess Deck & refitting

5.0pm: Leave to watch till 7am

6.0pm: Canteen leave to port watch till 9pm

9.0pm: Rounds correct


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26 September 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

Number on sick list: 1

6.0am: Secured under Sheer Legs Gibraltar dockyard

7.0am: Cleared up decks

9.0am: Hands employed painting & refitting

1.0pm: Hands employed refitting & as requisite

5.0pm: Leave to watch till 7am

6.0pm: Canteen leave to port watch till 9pm

9.0pm: Rounds correct.


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27 September 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

Number on sick list: 1


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28 September 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3


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29 September 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3


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30 September 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

2.10pm: Shoved off from "Clio" in charge of Tng


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LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1919


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[Partial title page for logbook, October 1919; appears to have been scanned in two pieces]

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[Remainder of title page for logbook, October 1919]

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[Blank page for recording fuel consumption]

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1 October 1919

Gibraltar

Under Sheer Legs, Gibraltar dockyard

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

7.00am: Cleared up decks

9.00am: Hands painting mess deck and refitting


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2 October 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

40 lbs. fresh beef received; 100 lbs vegetables received. 40 lbs bread received.


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3 October 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3



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4 October 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

Secured to dockyard wall


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5 October 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3


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6 October 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

10.00am: Lost overboard by accident – Boats Crutch, Patt No73e, one in number

1.30pm: Discharged 5 ratings to HMS Comorant

12.00am: Put clocks back 1 hr to GMT.


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7 October 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

Sick List: 1


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8 October 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

Sick List: 1


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9 October 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

Sick List: 1


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10 October 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

Number on Sick List: 1

9.30am: Ratings accommodated in [HMS] Cormorant rejoined ship.


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11 October 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

Number on Sick List: 1


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12 October 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

Number on Sick List: 1


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13 October 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3


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14 October 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3



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15 October 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3


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16 October 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3


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17 October 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

9.0am: Hands employed.returning stores to "lay apart" store.


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18 October 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3


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19 October 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3


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20 October 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3


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21 October 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3


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22 October 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

4.0pm: Read Warrant No. 24.


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23 October 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

4.30pm: Discharged one AB to “Cormorant”


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24 October 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

7.0am: Prepared ship for dressing

8.0am: Dressed ship overall in honour of birthday of HM The Queen of Spain.

6.30pm: Undressed ship.


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25 October 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3


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26 October 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3


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27 October 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3


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28 October 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3


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29 October 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3


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30 October 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3


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31 October 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3


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LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1919


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[Partial cover page, Merlin's logbook, November 1919]

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[Partial cover page, Merlin's logbook, November 1919]

Lt Silk, Navigating Officer, certified the contents of the log

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[Blank page for recording fuel consumption]

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[Weather equipment on the Merlin, and location]

Barometer: Mercurial

Aneroid: Mercurial

Maker of Barometer and number: P. Aide. No. 676.

Height of Cistern above sea; 12 ft.

Thermometers for Air Temperature located on the starboard side of the pilot Hous on the poop deck

Whether in screen: yes.


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1 November 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

11.30am: Paid monthly money.

2.30pm: Discharged 2 ratings to Cormorant


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2 November 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3


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3 November 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

2pm: 60 Ratings joind from HMS Canada

3pm: Paymaster Lt. Hawksworth, RN, joined


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4 November 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

7.30am: HMS Cardiff arrived.

9.30am: Mr. Wilkins, Art. Engr., rejoined from HMS Cardiff

10.30am: Landed escort.

11.30am: Escort returned with 2 absentees


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5 November 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

4.pm: Read Warrant No. 25


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6 November 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

10.30am: Lieut Commander Garbett joined ship


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7 November 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

Number on sick list: 2


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8 November 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

Number on sick list: 2

6.10am: Landed armed guard and Lewis gun detachment in dockyard.

9.30am: Landed relief armed guard in dockyard.

12.30pm: Armed Guard withdrawn.


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9 November 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

Number on sick list: 1


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10 November 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

Number on sick list: 1

8.30am: Landed escort.

10.45am: Escort returned with one prisoner

10.50am: Landed armed guard for protection of dockyard.

12.30pm: Landed relief armed guard.

4.pm: Landed relief armed guard.

5.pm: Withdrew guard.


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11 November 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

Number on sick list: 1:

11.00am: Observed 2 minutes silence in accordance with proclamation of HM The King to commemorate the signing of armistice on 11th November 1918.

2.30pm: Landed football party

5.30pm: Discharged on pte. marines to HMS Cormorant


[From November 12, the Merlin remained in port, with the hands employed in ship's maintenance activities.]


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12 November 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

Number on sick list: 1


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13 November 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3


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14 November 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3


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15 November 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3


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16 November 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3


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17 November 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3


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18 November 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3


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19 November 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

Number on Sick List: 1


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20 November 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

Number on Sick List: 1

10.45am: Lt Commander A.F.B. Woodhouse left ship for passage to England

Paymaster Lt L Clarke RNR left ship for passage to England and demobilisation.


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21 November 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3


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22 November 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

11.0am: Lost by accident, wash deck bucket, one in number.


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23 November 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

Number on Sick List: 1


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24 November 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

11.00am: Lost by accident, Bass Broom, one in number

2.pm: Tested flooding arrangement of 3 pdr. magazine.

3.pm: Read Warrant No. 26.

3.30pm: Discharged one A.B. to "Cormorant" for cell punishment


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25 November 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

Number on sick list: 1

11.30am: Lost by accident:- buckets wood, patt 9, one in number, scrubbers hand two in number.

1.pm: Landed funeral party of 6 ratings.

4.pm: Funeral party returned

6.pm: Landed patrol


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26 November 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

Number on Sick List: 1

8.15pm: Pte J H Heart: met with accident discharged to hospital

9.50pm: Motor ambulance arrived; discharged 1 pte to RN Hospital.


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27 November 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

Number on Sick List: 1


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28 November 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

Number on Sick List: 1

4.pm: DIscharged one rating to Cormorant

9.pm” One rating joined from Hospital


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29 November 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

Number on Sick List: 1


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30 November 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

Number on Sick List: 2


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LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1919


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[Partial title page for the logbook of the Merlin, December 1919]

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[Partial title page, bearing the signature of H. Silk, Navigating Officer]

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[This page containes information about the type and location of weather equipment aboard the Merlin.]

Barometer: Mercurial

Maker: P Adie, No 676

Height of cistern above the sea: 12 feet

Thermometers are located on the starboard side of the Pilot House on the poop deck.

In screen

Wet bulb: Negretti & Zambra, No 8520

Dry Bulb: J Hicks, No 939


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1 December 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

Sick List: 1

7.30am: Prepared for dressing ship.

8.00am: Dressed ship overall in honour of Birthday of HM Queen Alexandra

2.0pm: Paid monthly money to ship's company.

One rating rejoined from Cormorant after cell punishment

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2 December 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

Sick List: 1


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3 December 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

Sick List: 2


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4 December 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

Sick List: 3


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5 December 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

Sick List: 2

1.pm: Landed football party


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6 December 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

Sick List: 1


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7 December 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

Sick List: 1


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8 December 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

Number on Sick List: 1

7.0am: Arrived, HMTBD Serapis

One CPO joined from Serapis.

9.15am: HMS Temeraire sailed.

4.0pm: Discharged Lt G. W. Morrison RN to Serapis, for passage to Malta.

5.10pm: HMS Serapis sailed.

7.30pm: Discharged one rating to HMS Grafton for passage to England


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9 December 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

Sick List: 1

8.am: HMS Espiegle placed along starboard side.

8.45am: Arrived, HMS Caradoc.

11.40am: Arrived, HMS Tilbury



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10 December 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

Sick List: 2

3.pm: Discharged one VCPO to Grafton for passage to England [V? Chief Petty Officer]


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11 December 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

Sick List: 2

7.30am: HMS Somme arrived.

10.00am: HMS Grafton sailed.

Noon: HMTBD Torch sailed. [His Majesty's Torpedo Boat Destroyer, Torch]

2.pm: Discharged one rating to "Donovan"

4.pm: Landed pistol party


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12 December 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

Sick List: 3

8.am: HMS Donovansailed.

9.am: HMS Somme sailed.


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13 December 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

Sick List: 3

7.am: Cleaned ship. Rigged diving pump.

8.am: Diver employed recovering motor boats canopy frame.

Hands employed cleaning ship and working with diver.

11.am: Recovered canopy frame.


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14 December 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

Sick List: 3


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15 December 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

Sick List: 3


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16 December 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

Sick List: 2

2.pm: Diver exercised monthly dip.


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17 December 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

Sick List: 3

4.pm: HMS Cardiff sailed.

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18 December 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

Sick List: 3

10.am: HMS Sepoy arrived

2pm: HMS Triad arrived


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19 December 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

Sick List: 3

9.am: HMS Sepoy sailed


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20 December 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

Sick List: 2

9am: Lost overboard by accident Paint Brush, Patt 5 one in number.

Discharged 1 AB [Able-Bodied Seaman] to Hospital.

11am: Sailed, HMS "Triad"


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21 December 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

Sick List: 3


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22 December 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

Sick List: 2

7.30pm: Landed W.O. [warrant officer's] patrol]

11.30pm: Patrol returned.


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23 December 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

Sick List: 2

8.am: Dressed ship overall in honour of Name Day of Her Majesty the Queen of Spain.

11.15am: Sailed, HMS Rigorous

5.5pm: Undressed ship


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24 December 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

8.30am: Arrived, HMS Rigorous

Sick List: 1

1pm: Landed football party


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25 December 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

Sick List: 1

8am: Dressed ship with masthead flags, Portugese ensign at main.

Landed church parties of all denominations.

Christmas Day

5.5pm: Undressed ship

6pm: Landed patrol. W.O. [warrant officer] in charge.

11.30pm: Patrol returned onboard.


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26 December 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

Boxing Day

10.30am: Piped down.


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27 December 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

Number on Sick List: 0


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28 December 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

Sick List: 1

7.30am HMS Rapid arrived

9am Landed Church parties of all denominations.


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29 December 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

Number on sick list: 0

8am: HMS Rigorous sailed

9am: OS to gunnery instruction

2pm: Discharged on[e] AB to Rapid for passage to England.

2.40pm: HMS Rapid sailed

6pm: HMS Rigorous arrived


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30 December 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

Number on sick list: nil


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31 December 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

Number on sick list: 1


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