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LOG BOOK – NOVEMBER 1913

 

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Merlin

November 5, 1913 through August 5, 1914

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Ship details

 

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

  

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

 

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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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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Ship details 

 

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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 & Sub Lt 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 & Sub Lt 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 & Sub Lt 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 & Sub Lt Brock in skiff, Lt Bowles in 1st whaler left for surveying

 4.00pm: Lts. Chearnley, Porter, Browne, & Sub Lt 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

 

 

LOG BOOK – 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 & Sub Lt 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 & Sub Lt 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, & Sub Lt 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, & Sub Lt 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 & Sub Lt 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, & Sub Lt 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 & Sub Lt 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 & Sub Lt 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 & Sub Lt 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 & Sub Lt 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 & Sub Lt 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 & Sub Lt 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 & Sub Lt 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

 

 

LOG BOOK – 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 & Sub Lt 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 & Sub Lt 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

 

 

LOG BOOK – 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

 

 

LOG BOOK – 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

 

 

LOG BOOK – 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.]

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 -0.2, Long 1.9

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 -0.2, Long 2.0

Number on sick list: 4

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

 

 

 

LOG BOOK – MAY 1914

 

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1 May 1914

Hainan Strait to Labuan or at C.

Lat -0.1, Long 1.9

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, Sub Lt 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; http://www.naval-history.net/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 & Sub Lt 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 & Sub Lt 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 & Sub Lt 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 & Sub Lt 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: Sub Lt 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

 

 

LOG BOOK – 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'

 

 

LOG BOOK – 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

 

 

LOG BOOK – 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 can be found in NYT Archives)

 

 

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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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