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Launched 22.6.99, London and Glasgow. 710 tons, 187(oa), 180(pp)x33 x8ft. TE 1300ihp, 13.5kts. Armament: 2-4in, 4-12pdr. Served in West and East Africa. Sold 13.7.26 Ward, Pembroke Dock. (British Warships 1914-1919)

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Notes:

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

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

Editor’s notes:

Many of the links in this document come from the invaluable http://www.clydesite.co.uk, to whom I am extremely grateful. Their contributors, Stuart Cameron, Bruce Allen, John Ward-McQuaid, George Robinson and others are to be congratulated and thanked.

Most of the ship pictures are from http://www.photoship.co.uk/, a great site for the enthusiast.

I am also indebted towww.wikipedia.org/ of course and the excellently researched www.wrecksite.eu/, the last and only information that we have of so many ships. Many thanks to http://www.theshipslist.com/, a must for any researcher and http://navypedia.org/ has time and again provided information on long-forgotten warships from one hundred years ago.

Thistle and her sister ships (Bramble, Dwarf and Britomart) were the first all-steel gunboats and also the last gunboats. Built for river and coastal work in the China Sea, lightly armed and armoured and of course shallow-drafted, they were not very good for the open sea. Slow, prone to roll alarmingly and with bunkers hardly big enough for a week’s steaming, they nevertheless did their bit for the war effort. Thistle spent the war on the East coast of Africa and the post-war years showing the flag on the West coast. With some gaps, these logs cover March 1914 to July 1924. Welcome aboard!

Note: The second line of each day’s entry is the noon position in decimal format. Other positions are given in degrees and minutes.

THE VOYAGES OF HMS THISTLE 1914-1924
(More detailed plots follow in the text)

JP map overview

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

LOG BOOK – MARCH 4th 1914 TO AUGUST 4th 1914

(Thistle may have been decommissioned for some of this period.)



LOGS FOR MARCH 1914

(Hong Kong and Canton)


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Front cover, Adm. 53/62685. Log of HMS Thistle, 4th March 1914 to 4th August 1914.

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Log of HMS Thistle, 4th March 1914 to 4th August 1914.

Commanded by Lt/Cdr George FLL Page.

Tonnage 710.

Length 180 ft.

Breadth 33ft.


Engines. London and Glasgow Co. (of Govan, the ship builders).

900 IHP natural draught, 1,300 IHP forced draught.

Installed 1898.

Vertical, triple expansion, surface condensing.


Boilers. London and Glasgow Co., Yarrow type, installed 1898.


Propellers. Stephen, Strother and Gastonhill, Glasgow.

Three bladed, twin screw bronze in good repair.


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Printed page of directions for log keepers.


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Information page.

Ship’s Company. 90, viz: 6 officers, 35 seamen, 4 boys, 9 marines, 23 engine room, 13 other ratings.

Armament. Foc’sle one 4 inch QF III, Quarterdeck ditto.

Batteries. 4 x 12 pdrs. 6 x .45 maxims.

Instruments.

Barometer, mercurial, Adie 524. 8’ above sea level.

Thermometers for air temperatures. Upper bridge bulkhead, shielded from sun, wind and spray. Negretti and Zambrano, 9290 and 9291.

Thermometer for sea temperatures. N & Z 9293

Boats.

One 23’ steam cutter. One 25’ cutter. One 27’ whaler. One 16’ 10” dinghy.

Load draught. Forward 10’ 6”, Aft 9’ 11”.

Coal capacity. 144 tons.


THE VOYAGES OF HMS THISTLE
Operations off China

JP map Thistle China

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4 March 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

7.30am: KASAKI arrived flying VA flag. (Actually the Japanese cruiser Kasagi, vide log of HMS Yarmouth. I have used the spelling Kasagi from here on.)

8.10am: TIGER proceeded. (A German river gunboat, vide log of HMS Yarmouth.)

8.40am: USS WILMINGTON proceeded.

9.0am: C36 (RN submarine) proceeded.

9.25am: C37 proceeded.

9.30am: Ship paid off and re-commissioned.

11.59am: Kasagi saluted C-in-C, 15 guns.

4.15pm: Kasagi saluted HE the Governor, 17 guns.


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5 March 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

8.40am: HMS MINOTAUR proceeded.

10.15am: HMS TAMAR saluted the Japanese Vice Admiral, 15 guns.

11.15am: KASAGI saluted the Chinese Rear Admiral, 13 guns.

11.55am: Tamar saluted the Chinese RA, 13 guns.

3.0pm: HMS MOORHEN proceeded.


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6 March 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

6.35am: HMS DORIS proceeded.

12.40pm: C37 arrived.


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7 March 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

9.50am: HMS ALACRITY (ex Surprise, a despatch vessel) shifted to East side of dock.

10.55am: Discharged to RN hospìtal, one LS and one pte RMLI.

3.30pm: TIGER arrived.


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8 March 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

Sunday routine, RC and chapel parties landed, C-of-E to HMS HAMPSHIRE.

1.05pm: PATRIA (a Portuguese gunboat) saluted the country, 21 guns. Fort battery returned the salute.

1.25pm: Patria saluted the C-in-C, 15, HMS Tamar returned salute.

1.30pm: Patria saluted the Japanese VA, 15, Kasagi returned salute.


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9 March 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

7.30am: HMS YARMOUTH shifted from Basin to Buoy.

3.30pm: HIJMS TSUGARU arrived.

5.30pm: KASAGI left.

5.40pm: Tsugaru saluted the Japanese consul, 7 guns.


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10 March 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

8.0am: TSUGARU saluted country, 21 guns, fort returned salute.

8.10am: Tsugaru saluted C-in-C, 15, HMS Tamar returned salute.

11.30am: Patria saluted Portuguese Consul, 7 guns.


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11 March 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

7.30am: HMS’ USK and RIBBLE proceeded.

8.20am: PATRIA proceeded.

2.10pm: HMS’ WELLAND and KENNET arrived.

4.0pm: Chinese cruiser HAI YUNG arrived and saluted country, 21 guns. Fort returned salute.

4.40pm: Hai Yung saluted C-in-C, 15. HMS Yarmouth returned salute.


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12 March 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

8.0am: Hands drawing gunner’s, engineer’s and carpenter’s stores from dockyard.

9.30am: HMS’ WELLAND, KENNET and FAME sailed

10.0am: HMS ROSARIO (the submarine depot ship) shifted to basin.

12.30pm: WELLAND, KENNET, FAME and submarines C37 and C38 returned.

4.50pm: HMS MINOTAUR arrived. C-in-C transferred flag to her.


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13 March 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

11.0am: HMS MERLIN (at this time a survey vessel) shifted from dock to basin.

5.55pm: HAI YUNG arrived.


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14 March 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

9.0am: HMS YARMOUTH proceeded.

9.30am: Italian cruiser MARCO POLO saluted country, fort replied.

9.35am: Marco Polo saluted C-in-C, HMS Minotaur replied.

3.10pm: USS WILMINGTON arrived.


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15 March 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

Sunday harbour routine.

10.0am: HAI YUNG left.

10.10am: TSUGARU left.


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16 March 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

10.10am: WHOA YO HAI saluted country, fort returned salute. (Referred to in Minotaur’s log as Chio Hoi and may be the Chinese Chao Ho.)

10.20am: Marco Polo saluted Chinese RA.

1.10pm: Italian gunboat SEBASTIANO CABOTO arrived and saluted country. Fort battery returned salute.


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17 March 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

11.30am: HMS RIBBLE in.

1.30pm: HMS ROBIN (river gunboat) in.

2.50pm: HMS SANDPIPER in.


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18 March 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

6.10am: HMS DORIS arrived.

10.15am: Marco Polo saluted GOC, 15.

11.40am: Marco Polo saluted Italian minister resident, 15.

1.15pm: Submarine C36 arrived.

3.0pm: HMS KENNET and the French gunboat VIGILANTE arrived.


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19 March 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

9.15am: C36 left.

9.50am: HMS KENNET proceeded.

12.30pm: HMS RIBBLE and C38 arrived.


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20 March 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

In pm: Cutter’s crew transferring baggage to HMS Doris.

2.30pm: One marine joined from hospital.


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21 March 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

7.40am: USS CALLAO arrived.

9.15am: SEBASTIANO CABOTO left.

9.20am: HMS’ ROBIN and SANDPIPER left.


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22 March 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

11.0am: Lt/Cdr G Page joined ship, Lt/Cdr H Cottrell-Dormer left.

12.40pm: Chinese cruiser saluted country, fort returned salute. (This is the Hai Chi according to the log of HMS Minotaur)

12.50pm: Same saluted C-in-C, HMS Minotaur returned salute.

1.50pm: Marco Polo saluted Chinese RA, Hai Chi replied.

2.0pm: HAI CHI proceeded.


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23 March 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

7.0am: USS CALLAO sailed.

9.05am: HMS’ WELLAND, JED, CHELMER, USK, and KENNET proceeded.

10.10am: HMS MINOTAUR proceeded.

11.35am: C36, C37 and C38 proceeded.

12.05pm: HMS ROSARIO and FAME proceeded.

12.15pm: Two torpedo boats left.

In pm: Combined manoeuvres in Taitam Bay. (Now Tai Tam Bay)

(During these manouevres there are several references to communicating with Atlas. There is no ship of that name at this time, so as these are combined exercises with the army, vide log of HMS Minotaur, I speculate that Atlas is a codename for military command. Ed.)

10.20pm: Anchored in Taitam Bay.


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24 March 1914

Taitam Bay on manouevres.

Lat 22.2, Long 114.2

6.40am: Weighed and proceeded.

Combined exercises and manouevres.

9.20pm: Anchored.


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25 March 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

6.45am: Weighed and proceeded.

Combined exercises and manouevres (including housing topmasts and setting sails).

6.15pm: Secured to buoy in HK harbour.


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26 March 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

8.55am: HMS FAME arrived.

9.25am: HMS MINOTAUR arrived.

9.35am: HMS HAMPSHIRE undocked.

9.40am: SEBASTIANO CABOTO arrived.

11.0am: HMS’ USK, WELLAND and three submarines arrived.

2.0pm: HMS COLNE proceeded.

3.30pm: Commenced coaling from lighters.

4.0pm: HMS ROSARIO arrived.

6.45pm: Finished coaling, 50 tons.


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27 March 1914

Hong Kong to Canton.

Lat 22.4, Long 113.9

10.0am: Embarked pilot, slipped and proceeded.

2.0pm: Passed Sampan chan and French gunboat ARGUS.

3.15pm: Passed Blake Pt LH.

4.40pm: Passed Chinese cruiser, Hai Yung class, flying RA flag. Fired 13 gun salute, returned.

5.55pm: Passed Parker Pt Lt.

6.30pm: Stopped, secured to Admiralty buoys. Sloops SAGA and VIGILANTE in harbour.


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28 March 1914

Canton

Lat 23.105, Long 113.3

10.45am: ARGUS arrived.


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29 March 1914

Canton

Lat 23.105, Long 113.3

Sunday divisions. Read Articles of War and courts martial returns. Hands mustered by the ledger.


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30 March 1914

Canton

Lat 23.105, Long 113.3

6.30am: Saga proceeded.

In am: Exercised out stream anchor, out both kedges, out small kedge and fire engine by watches.


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31 March 1914

Canton

Lat 23.105, Long 113.3

In am: Exercised out bower anchor and away all boats, crews pulling.

In pm: Class exercised at spring bayonet fighting.



LOGS FOR APRIL 1914

(Canton and Hong Kong)


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1 April 1914

Canton

Lat 23.105, Long 113.3

In am: Exercised emergency landing party.

3.15pm: USS CALLAO arrived.


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2 April 1914

Canton

Lat 23.105, Long 113.3

In am: Exercised “abandon ship”, “general quarters”, “out field gun” and “man and arm cutter”.


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3 April 1914

Canton

Lat 23.105, Long 113.3

In am: Surgeon held medical lecture.

12.10pm: HMS ROBIN arrived.

2.40pm: HMS SANDPIPER arrived.


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4 April 1914

Canton

Lat 23.105, Long 113.3

11.20am: VIGILANTE proceeded up river.

12.45pm: HMS SANDPIPER proceeded up river.

In pm: Special leave to the regatta.

1.45pm: HMS ROBIN proceeded up river.

6.40pm: VIGILANTE returned.

6.50pm: ROBIN and SANDPIPER returned.


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5 April 1914

Canton

Lat 23.105, Long 113.3

Sunday routine.

1.0pm: HMS ROBIN left.


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6 April 1914

Canton

Lat 23.105, Long 113.3

In am: Exercised emergency landing party. Remainder on board exercised general quarters.


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7 April 1914

Canton

Lat 23.105, Long 113.3

In am: Exercised landing party ashore.

3.15pm: HMS SANDPIPER left downriver.


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8 April 1914

Canton

Lat 23.105, Long 113.3


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9 April 1914

Canton

Lat 23.105, Long 113.3

Hands working rigging bottle screws, turning out the gunner’s and bo’sun’s stores and cleaning magazines.


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10 April 1914

Canton

Lat 23.105, Long 113.3


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11 April 1914

Canton

Lat 23.105, Long 113.3

Painting and cleaning.


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12 April 1914

Canton

Lat 23.105, Long 113.3

Sunday routine.


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13 April 1914

Canton

Lat 23.105, Long 113.3

Painting and cleaning.


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14 April 1914

Canton

Lat 23.105, Long 113.3

In am: Exercise collision and fire stations. Exercised emergency landing party.


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15 April 1914

Canton

Lat 23.105, Long 113.3

7.15am: USS CALLAO arrived.

Exercised general quarters and away all boats under oars.

6.30pm: HMS MOORHEN arrived and one LS joined from her.


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16 April 1914

Canton

Lat 23.105, Long 113.3


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17 April 1914

Canton

Lat 23.105, Long 113.3

9.25am: HMS MOORHEN proceeded.


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18 April 1914

Canton to Hong Kong.

Lat 22.5, Long 113.8

6.10am: Slipped and proceeded downriver.

1.40pm: Kap Sing LH NE 2 cables.

1.45pm: Passed CHAO HO flying RA flag.

2.25pm: Secured to no 9 buoy, HK harbour.

2.30pm: Discharged to RN hospital Mr J Rodd, Gunner and one cook’s mate.


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19 April 1914

Hong Kong up river to Junk Rock.

Lat 22.74, Long 113.65

11.30am: Slipped and proceeded upriver.

3.45pm: Passed HAI CHI at anchor.

4.0pm: Passed Chain Rk LH.

6.10pm: Anchored one mile above Junk Rock.


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20 April 1914

Canton

Lat 23.105, Long 113.3

6.0am: Weighed and proceeded for Canton.

7.30am: Secured to Admiralty buoys off Shameen, Canton.


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21 April 1914

Canton

Lat 23.105, Long 113.3

Hands painting and cleaning, including the Gunner’s cabin while he is in hospital.


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22 April 1914

Canton

Lat 23.105, Long 113.3

1.55pm: HMS ROBIN arrived.

4.45pm: Japanese gunboat UJI arrived. (This must be interesting for the crew of Thistle, as the Uji is based on the Bramble class!)


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23 April 1914

Canton.

Lat 22.8, Long 113.6

7.20am: Prepared for battle.

In am: Exercised preparing for war and general quarters.

4.10pm: German gunboat TSINGTAU arrived.

8.0pm: HMS ROBIN left.


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24 April 1914

Canton

Lat 23.105, Long 113.3


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25 April 1914

Canton

Lat 23.105, Long 113.3


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26 April 1914

Canton

Lat 23.105, Long 113.3


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27 April 1914

Canton

Lat 23.105, Long 113.3

In am: Exercised “clear for action” (2), “out bower anchor”, “out stream anchor, fire engine and kedge” by watches and “away all boats”.


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28 April 1914

Canton

Lat 23.105, Long 113.3

9.20am: Exercised emergency landing party.

5.25pm: Slipped and proceeded downriver.

7.0pm: Anchored about ½ mile above Junk Rock.

Exercised night defence stations and night quarters.


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29 April 1914

Canton

Lat 23.105, Long 113.3

5.10am: Weighed and proceeded.

6.45am: Secured to buoy off Shameen.

7.20am: Lt G Maund left ship.

8.30am: S/Lt St J Pitt joined.

One rating joined from RNH.


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30 April 1914

Canton to Hong Kong

Lat 23.04, Long 113.52

12.30pm: Slipped and proceeded for Hong Kong.

7.45pm: Made fast to buoy in HK harbour.



LOGS FOR MAY 1914

(Hong Kong, Swatow, Hoi Hau, Pak Hoi and Hong Kong)

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1 May 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

5.15am: HMS YARMOUTH sailed.

10.15am: Coaling.

11.0am: One LS, one boy and one chinese stoker discharged to hospital.

11.30am: TB 038 arrived.

12.15pm: French gunboat ARGUS arrived.

1.30pm: Finished coaling.

1.48pm: HMS ROSARIO with C36 and C37 arrived.


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2 May 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

7.50am: French gunboat ARGUS left.

11.10am: Chinese cruiser CHAO HO left.


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3 May 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

Sunday routine.

1.45pm: Gunner Rodd rejoined from hospital.


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4 May 1914

Hong Kong and at sea.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

In am: Lieutenant (N) discharged to hospital.

5.0pm: Slipped and proceeded out of harbour, course N74E.

11.17pm: Pedro Blanco abeam 2 miles.


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5 May 1914

At sea to Swatow (Now Shantou, China).

Lat 23.4, Long 116.7

1.55pm: Moored in Swatow harbour.


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6 May 1914

Swatow

Lat 23.35, Long 116.7


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7 May 1914

Swatow

Lat 23.35, Long 116.7

2.55pm: Chinese cruiser YING SWEI arrived.


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8 May 1914

Swatow

Lat 23.35, Long 116.7

In am: Exercised general quarters and general fire stations.


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9 May 1914

Swatow

Lat 23.35, Long 116.7


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10 May 1914

Swatow

Lat 23.35, Long 116.7


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11 May 1914

Swatow and at sea.

Lat 23.4, Long 116.7 (approx)

10.50am: Read warrant no 1.

11,0am: Proceeded out of harbour, courses SW’ly.

3.25pm: Breaker Pt abeam 3.5 miles

11.20pm: Pedro Blanco abeam.


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12 May 1914

At sea to Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

6.45am: Anchored, Hong Kong.

9.30am: Shifted berth up harbour to buoy 5a.

2.0pm: Lt/Cdr Page and AE Farrar, discharged to hospital.


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13 May 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

8.0pm: Japanese gunboat UJI arrived.


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14 May 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

7.0am: American transport ABERENDIA and USS CALLAO left.

8.10am: Submarines 36 and 37 and HMS ROSARIO went into dock.

10.0am: One stoker discharged to hospital.


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15 May 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

In am: Coaling, received 50 tons.

3.0pm: One stoker left as prisoner for HMS Triumph.


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16 May 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17


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17 May 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17


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18 May 1914

Hong Kong and at sea towards Hoi Hau.

Lat 22.0, Long 114.1

9.0am: Slipped and proceeded.

1.15pm: Gap Rock S35W 1 mile.


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19 May 1914

At sea to Hoi Hau Bay.

Lat 20.3, Long 111.6

4.0 to 8.0pm: Passing through South passage of Hainau Straits. (Now Hainan)

8.0pm: Anchored in Hoi Hau Bay. (Now Haikou Bay)


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20 May 1914

Hoi Hau (now Haikou).

Lat 20.05, Long 110.3


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21 May 1914

Hoi Hau and at sea towards Pakhoi.

Lat 20.05, Long 110.3

6.20pm: British Consul Mr Mayor came aboard.

6.30pm: Weighed and proceeded out of bay, courses Westerly.


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22 May 1914

At sea to Pakhoi (now known as Bei-hai).

Lat 21.5, Long 109.1

8.47am: Anchored off Pakhoi


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23 May 1914

Pak Hoi.

Lat 21.5, Long 109.1

7.40am: Chinese gunboat KWONG KAM sailed.


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24 May 1914

Pak Hoi.

Lat 21.5, Long 109.1

1.15pm: KWONG KAM arrived.


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25 May 1914

Pak Hoi and at sea.

Lat 21.5, Long 109.1

4.0pm: British Consul came aboard.

4.25pm: Weighed and proceeded, courses Southerly.


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26 May 1914

At sea to Hoi-Hau and towards Hong Kong.

Lat 22.8, Long 112.6 (approx)

6.50am: Anchored in Hoi-Hau Bay, dressed ship, British consul left.

8.30am: Weighed and proceeded, courses NE’ly.


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27 May 1914

At sea to Hong Kong.

Lat 21.8, Long 113.6

5.20pm: Secured to buoy in HK harbour.


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28 May 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

8.0am: HMS ROBIN left.

8.15am: USS WILMINGTON proceeded.

10.20am: Discharged one marine to hospital.

Coaling (120 tons) and ammunitioning.

2.10pm: Captain Page rejoined ship from hospital. (Note that although only a substantive Lt/Cdr, he is referred to as Captain by courtesy as the commanding officer, also known casually to the crew as “the owner”.)

2.55pm: Two ratings joined from hospital.

6.30pm: One signal rating joined for passage.


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29 May 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

In pm: Coaling, 20 tons.

4.15pm: Discharged one stoker rating to HMS Bramble.

4.45pm: Mr Norman, Gunner, joined ship.


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Two pages relating to compass variations.


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30 May 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

7.20am: HMS BRAMBLE left.

Shifted to another buoy to swing ship for compass adjustments.

Shifted back again.


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31 May 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

Sunday routine.

In pm: Spread QD awning and prepared for sea.



LOGS FOR JUNE 1914

(Hong Kong, Shanghai and Wei Hai Wei)


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1 June 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

5.30am: Went alongside wall in basin.

2.30pm: Japanese gunboat UJI arrived and saluted.


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2 June 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

6.0am: Landed marines.

7.0am: Marines returned.


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3 June 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

8.0am: Dressed ship, masthead flags.

9.10am: Discharged one boy to hospital.

11.0am: HMS Triumph gives a Royal salute. (The 49th birthday of HM King George V, a career naval officer in earlier life, who only left the navy, with the rank of Commander, when the death of his elder brother elevated him to become second in line to the throne.)


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4 June 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

6.15am: Landed field gun crew for drill.


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5 June 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

Read warrant No 2.

2.45pm: HMS BRITOMART arrived.


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6 June 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

In am: HMS’ BRITOMART and SANDPIPER secured in basin.

One leading seaman discharged to hospital.

Read warrant No 3.


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7 June 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

Sunday routine.

C of E party to service aboard HMS Tamar.


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8 June 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

6.45am: Emergency landing party landed…

7.10am: …and returned.

In pm: Mr Norman, Gunner, joined from HMS Rosario.


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9 June 1914

Hong Kong and at sea towards Wusung.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

10.15am: Slipped and proceeded.

11.40am: Returned and secured to buoy.

12.25pm: Coal lighter alongside, received 25 tons.

Hands struck main topmast and topgallant masts. (A regular exercise in sailing ships. The mast is divided into three sections, the upper two, as here, can be struck down on deck. Note that Thistle is designed to set sails and often does so; this picture of her sister ship Bramble shows the masts very clearly.)

4.20pm: One Marine and one Stoker joined from hospital.

4.55pm: Slipped and proceeded, course N74E.

11.15pm: Chilang Lt N62E.


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10 June 1914

At sea.

Lat 23.3, Long 117.5

5.50am: Breaker Pt LH N12E 5.5 miles.

8.30pm: Dodd I. Lt N48W


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11 June 1914

At sea.

Lat 26.2, Long 120.4

10.40am: Sea Dog Rock N80W, Ling Tan S63W.

In pm: Courses NE’ly.


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12 June 1914

At sea.

Lat 29.1, Long 122.4

In am: Hands turning out and restowing sail room.

7.20pm: Bonham I. Lt N22W.

10.20pm: Button I. Lt abeam ½ mile.


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13 June 1914

At sea to Wusung River and Shanghai.

Lat 31.2, Long 121.5

4.20am: Quarantine lower light buoy abeam 1 cable.

4.30am: Anchored.

7.10am: Weighed and proceeded to Shanghai.

9.10am: Arrived and moored to Wayside Wharf.

One rating discharged to HMS Clio.

Coaling from lighters, received 80 tons.


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14 June 1914

Shanghai.

Lat 31.2, Long 121.5

Sunday routine.

6.30pm: One Officer, one Chief Stoker, three Stokers and two boys joined ship for passage.


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15 June 1914

Shanghai and at sea to Wei Hai Wei.

Lat 31.5, Long 121.7

9.05am: Weighed and proceeded.


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16 June 1914

At sea.

Lat 34.6, Long 122.7

11.55pm: Shitan Lt N7W 12 miles.


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17 June 1914

At sea to Wei Hai Wei (Wei-hai-wei).

Lat 37.5, Long 122.15

4.30am: Watch clearing away main rigging. Replace maintop and topgallant masts. Crossed foreyard.

10.45am: Anchored, Wei Hai Wei harbour.

One rating discharged to HMS Usk.

One rating discharged to HMS Jed.

One rating discharged to HMS Newcastle.

Two ratings discharged to HMS Hampshire.


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18 June 1914

Wei-hai-wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.155

In am: HMS’ NEWCASTLE, JED, RIBBLE, COLNE and USK proceeded.

Flotilla arrived.

In pm: HMS’ YARMOUTH, NEWCASTLE and HAMPSHIRE arrived.

7.10pm: HMS’ YARMOUTH, NEWCASTLE, CHELMER and USK proceeded. C-in-C flag transferred to Newcastle.


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19 June 1914

Wei-hai-wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.155

In am: HMS’ RIBBLE and MINOTAUR out.

HMS YARMOUTH in.

In pm: HMS’ USK and NEWCASTLE in.

Read warrant No 4. Discharged CM prisoner to Minotaur.


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20 June 1914

Wei-hai-wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.155

Saturday. Aired night clothing (the casual clothing crew wear off watch), cooks clean messdeck, remainder scrub upper deck. Clean guns and spread the QD (quarterdeck) awning.

In pm: Hands to make and mend.

One Shipwright discharged to HMS Yarmouth, one Leading carpenter’s crew joined from same.


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21 June 1914

Wei-hai-wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.155

Sunday routine.

In am: Three cutter’s crew and three whaler’s crew cleaning boats.

C of Es to church on HMS Hampshire.


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22 June 1914

Wei-hai-wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.155

7.0am: HMS’ MINOTAUR and NEWCASTLE left.

Dressed ship overall.

Exercised fire and collision stations. Port watch out small kedge, starboard watch out fire engine.

Ships in harbour fired 21 gun salute (for Coronation Day).


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23 June 1914

Wei-hai-wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.155

In am: HMS Bramble went alongside pier.

HMS’ NEWCASTLE and RIBBLE left.

9.15am: Flag Captain arrived onboard for inspection.

Exercised clear for action, general quarters, fire and collision stations, emergency landing party.

Flag Captain left.

One 12 pdr port tompion lost at general quarters.

2.30pm: Flag captain arrived onboard. Marines transporting 12 pdr gun. Hands rigging loader, deflection teacher and target.

3.35pm: Flag captain left ship.

4.30pm: One S/Lt joined from HMS Minotaur.

5.0pm: HMS YARMOUTH arrived and transferred flag to Minotaur

6.15pm: NEWCASTLE returned.


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24 June 1914

Wei-hai-wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.15

In am: Mr Rodd, Gunner. Neglect of duty as officer of quarters and losing a tompion, signed J Rodd.

4.35pm: Gunner (N) Mr Norman left ship.


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25 June 1914

Wei-hai-wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.15


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26 June 1914

Wei-hai-wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.15

1.0am: HMS RIBBLE arrived.

1.30am: HMS’ COLNE, USK and KENNET arrived.

5.30am: Landed all available seamen for company drill.

7.55am: Colne and Kennet went alongside coaling jetty.

12.40pm: COLNE left.


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27 June 1914

Wei-hai-wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.15


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28 June 1914

Wei-hai-wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.15

Sunday. C-of-Es to HMS Newcastle.


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29 June 1914

Wei-hai-wei and at sea for firing practice.

Lat 37.6, Long 122.2 (Approximate)

6.0am: Prepared for sea and took target in tow.

6.10am: Weighed and proceeded.

9.10am: Moored target for gun crew practice, remainder of hands repairing sails and cleaning ship.

5.0pm: Hands shipping night sights.

8.15pm: Darkened ship and exercised night defence

9.45pm: Secured and anchored.


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30 June 1914

At sea and to Wei-hai-wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.15

9.0am: Weighed and proceeded to firing practice.

11.30am: Ceased firing.

2.0pm: Weighed target and prepared for harbour.

3.45pm: Anchored, Wei-hai-wei.

4.30pm: HMS BRAMBLE arrived.

5.40pm: One ERA joined from HMS Yarmouth, one discharged to same.



LOGS FOR JULY 1914

(Wei-Hai-Wei and Shanghai)


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1 July 1914

Wei-hai-wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.15

5.40am: HMS BRAMBLE left.

12.35pm: BRAMBLE returned.


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2 July 1914

Wei-hai-wei and at sea for firing practice and return.

Lat 37.6, Long 122.2 (approximate)

7.0am: Weighed and proceeded out of harbour for gunlayers’ tests.

8.30am: Anchored, due to fog.

9.30am: Weighed and proceeded for firing.

12.12pm: Ceased fire.

12.30pm: Took targets in tow for HMS Bramble’s firing. Target repair party sent to brig Hesper.

5.15pm: Bramble ceased fire.

6.55pm: Shifted targets to Hesper.

7.0pm: Made fast to buoy in harbour.


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3 July 1914

Wei-hai-wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.15

6.40am: Went alongside coaling wharf, received 85 tons.

8.30am: Landed field gun crews for firing.

11.59am: Shifted to F buoy.

4.10pm: Read warrant No 5.


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4 July 1914

Wei-hai-wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.15

7.10pm: HMS NEWCASTLE out.


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5 July 1914

Wei-hai-wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.15

7.10am: Lt Griffith rejoined.

In pm: S/Lt Pitt left ship to join HMS Minotaur.


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6 July 1914

Wei-hai-wei and at sea for firing practice.

Lat 37.6, Long 122.2 (approximate)

6.05am: Slipped and proceeded out of harbour to moor target.

7.20am: Moored target.

Carried out 1” aiming practice.

Rove main topgallant mast rope.

11.59am: Stopped near target.

In pm: Struck foreyard and main topgallant mast, housed main topmast. Swung ship for compass adjustment.

2.45pm: Carried out 1” aiming practice and preparing for battle.

5.45pm: Exercised emergency landing party, rifle practice and fired maxim from cutter.

8.45pm: Exercised night defence stations and 1” aiming practice.

10.0pm: Anchored.


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S-374a "Board of Observations for Deviation. Signed by Lt/Cdr G Page, and Lt(N) V Griffiths


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7 July 1914

At sea for firing practice and to Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.6, Long 122.2 (approximate)

8.45am: Weighed and proceeded for practice with 4” and 12pdr guns.

11.59am: Stopped near target.

4.45pm: Weighed target mooring and proceeded for harbour.

5.40pm: Secured to buoy in harbour.


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8 July 1914

Wei-hai-wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.15

In am: Hands preparing ship for battle.

10.30am: Discharged one cook’s mate and one stoker to RNH.

In pm: Gunner’s party cleaning out magazines and shell rooms.


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9 July 1914

Wei-hai-wei and at sea for battle practice.

Lat 37.6, Long 122.2 (approximate)

8.30am: Slipped and proceeded out of harbour.

10.35am: Battle practice.

11.30am: Made fast to B buoy.

In pm: Hands replacing gear, preparing for night firing and dockyard party preparing target.

7.30pm: Hands darkened ship.

7.45pm Slipped and proceeded.

9.15pm: Carried out night battle practice.

9.30pm: Umpire transferred to HMS Bramble.

10.0pm: Took target in tow.

10.30pm: Bramble ceased fire.

11.15pm: Secured to B buoy in harbour.


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10 July 1914

Wei-hai-wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.15

8.0am: Read warrant No 6.

Struck fore topgallant mast and prepared for sea.

11.30am: Discharged one rating to RNH.

In pm: Sent up fore topgallant and main topmasts.


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11 July 1914

Wei-hai-wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.15

4.0am: HMS BRAMBLE out.


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12 July 1914

Wei-hai-wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.15

Sunday routine, hands to bathe in pm.


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13 July 1914

Wei-hai-wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.15

In am: Landed SA (small arms) company and dismounted 12 pdr guns for cleaning and scraping.


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14 July 1914

Wei-hai-wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.15

Cleaning, red leading and painting.


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15 July 1914

Wei-hai-wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.15

In am: Landed SA company.

Cleaning, scraping and painting.


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16 July 1914

Wei-hai-wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.15

Marines landed for drill.

Cleaning, painting amd remounting 12 pdrs.


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17 July 1914

Wei-hai-wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.15

Cleaning, holystoning upper deck.

SA party landed for drill.

In pm: Exercised night defence stations.


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18 July 1914

Wei-hai-wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.15

Saturday routine.


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19 July 1914

Wei-hai-wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.15

Sunday routine.


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20 July 1914

Wei-hai-wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.15

6.10am: Shifted alongside pier for coaling. Received 60 tons and returned to B buoy.


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21 July 1914

Wei-hai-wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.15

Cleaning, scraping and painting. The staple diet of seamen in harbour.


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22 July 1914

Wei-hai-wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.15

Gun drills.

4.0pm: Slipped and proceeded full speed to wreck of SS Chang Riong at Fusan. Course for Alceste I. (Named after HMS Alceste in 1816 by her commander, after discovering that it was in fact an island and not a peninsula)

6.55pm: Stopped. Lt/Cdr, Surgeon and Art. Eng. boarded wreck. No assistance required. Boarders returned, proceeded.

Probably anchored off Alceste Island for the night.


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23 July 1914

At sea for target practice, Wei-hai-wei, at sea and return.

Lat 37.6, Long 122.2 (approximate)

9.0am: Weighed and proceeded for dropping target and firing.

11.45am: Secured and picked up target.

1.50pm: Secured to buoy in Wei-hai-wei harbour.

8.05pm: Slipped and proceeded in company with HMS ALACRITY for night firing.

8.40pm: Embarked Chief Umpire from Alacrity.

8.55pm: Night defence stations and carried out night BP.

11.25pm: Secured to buoy in Wei-hai-wei harbour.


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24 July 1914

Wei-hai-wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.15

6.55am: HMS Alacrity shifted alongside the pier.

4.35pm: HMS KENNET in.

6.45pm: KENNET left.


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25 July 1914

Wei-hai-wei and at sea.

Lat 37.5, Long 122.15

5.10pm: Slipped and proceeded for target field 7 miles North of Chao Pei Tsui Lighthouse.

6.25pm: Anchored.


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26 July 1914

At sea to Wei-hai-wei and at sea.

Lat 37.5, Long 122.15

6.45am: Weighed and proceeded for harbour.

7.36am: Anchored. In harbour, HMS’ Minotaur, Yarmouth, Alacrity and Welland.

C-of-Es to HMS Hampshire.

5.45pm: Weighed and proceeded for target field.

6.35pm: Anchored.


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27 July 1914

At sea to Wei-hai-wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.15

5.45am: Weighed and proceeded for harbour.

7.07am: Anchored, landed range party.

8.15am: HMS’ YARMOUTH, MINOTAUR, HAMPSHIRE and destroyers sailed.

10.0am: Mr Rodd, Gunner, discharged to RNH.

2.15pm: MINOTAUR anchored in Four Funnel Bay.

2.25pm: HMS COLNE, USK, RIBBLE and WELLAND arrived.

3.15pm. YARMOUTH anchored next to Minotaur.


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28 July 1914

Wei-hai-wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.15

6.15am: HMS MINOTAUR in.

8.35am: HMS USK out.

2.50pm: HMS HAMPSHIRE in.

4.15pm: Lt R Clavell joined from SS Shuntien.

4.30pm: USK returned.

8.45pm: Landed seamen range party, returned at 10.30pm.


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29 July 1914

Wei-hai-wei and at sea towards Shanghai.

Lat 37.5, Long 122.3

6.15am: Struck topgallant masts and main topmast.

6.40am: One Stoker joined from RNH.

9.30am: Sent up main topmast and prepared for sea.

10.30am: Received on board three prisoners and Lts F Platt and C Coltart joined ship.

11.15am: Weighed and proceeded easterly, then southerly around coast.


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30 July 1914

At sea.

Lat 34.4, Long 123.0

In am: Commenced war routine.

Course S12W all day.


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31 July 1914

At sea to Shanghai.

Lat 35.4, Long 122.2

1.37pm: Passed Drinkwater Pt buoy.

4.45pm: Entered Wusung river.

6.20pm: Moored off French Settlement,

In harbour, HMS’ Yarmouth, Cadmus and Bramble.



LOGS FOR AUGUST 1914


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1 August 1914

Shanghai and at sea toward Hong Kong.

Lat 31.4, Long 121.55

1.35am: Coaling.

11.59am: Weighed and proceeded down Wusung and Yangtse rivers.

4.50pm: Fairway Bell Buoy NNE ½ mile.

7.45pm: Bonham Lt abeam N60E 1 mile.


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2 August 1914

At sea.

Lat 28.3, Long 121.7

7.11am: Heishan I. abeam SEbyE 5.5 miles.

4.0pm: Flask I. abeam SE 1 mile.


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3 August 1914

At sea.

Lat 25.2, Long 119.4

1.43am: Spider I. Lt S38W.

8.0am: Entered Haitan Strait.

4.50pm: Sighted HMS MINOTAUR on the port beam.

7.30pm: Chapel Lt S60W.

9.38pm: Chapel Lt abeam N46W 6 miles.


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4 August 1914

At sea.

4.30am: Lammocks Lt abeam N46W 11 miles.

8.0am: Sighted HMS YARMOUTH on port quarter.


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LOG BOOK FOR AUGUST 5th 1914 to SEPTEMBER 11th 1915 not included



LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1915

(Hong Kong, Tourane Bay and Kamrahn Bay)


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Front cover. Adm. 53/62869. HMS Thistle Sep. 12-30 1915.

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Dated November 1915 and signed by Lt/Cdr Boyes.

Hector Boyes was born in 1881, son of Admiral Sir George Thomas Henry BOYES (1842 - 16 Mar 1910) and Louisa Elizabeth RIDLEY (ca 1850 - 1923).
He served as Midshipman on Centurion with the International Expedition under command of Sir Edward H. Seymour for the relief of the Pekin Legations, 10th-26th June 1900, and in subsequent operations at Tientsin. He was mentioned in despatches London Gazette September 1900, received the China medal with clasp, and was specially promoted to Lieutenant. He qualified as a French Interpreter in 1905 and was awarded the Order of the Crown of Italy in 1911. Boyes served during the Great War and was in command of the gunboat Thistle from August 1915 to October 1918 (C.M.G., despatches seven times, 2nd class Order of Aviz of Portugal). He was lent to the Australian Government as Captain of Flinders Naval Depot, 1924-26; Senior Naval Officer in the Persian Gulf, 1927-30; Captain-in-Charge Simonstown, 1931-33; Chief of Staff and Maintenance Captain to C-in-C The Nore, 1933-34; promoted to Rear-Admiral and put on the retired list, Novemeber 1934; Naval Attaché (with the temporary rank of Captain), Oslo (where he was the recipient of the famous Oslo Report) and Stockholm, 1939-40; Tokyo, 1941-42; Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, San Domingo, Haiti, 1942-46. Rear-Admiral Boyes died on 23rd October 1960.


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Instrument page.

Barometer, Adie No 524, cistern 8’ above sea level.

Air thermometers, N & Z A9290 and 9291.

Sea temperature, N & Z 9293.


THE VOYAGES OF HMS THISTLE
Voyage from China to East Africa

JP map Thistle China-East Africa

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12 September 1915

Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

9.0am: Commissioned HMS THISTLE.

Hands taking in ammunition and provisions.


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13 September 1915

Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

Hands working ammunition.


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14 September 1915

Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

6.0am: Hands stowing gear in sailroom.

7.15am: Dockyard working party onboard.

4.50pm: One rating joined ship, one rating left ship.


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15 September 1915

Hong Kong and at sea.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

3.0pm: Left Camber (a HK dock) to undergo trial.

5.25pm: Made fast to No 8 buoy.

6.30pm: Slipped and proceeded.

8.0pm: Waiting 2 miles East of Waglan for HMS Bramble. (Bramble had put back into harbour with some engine trouble and joined at 10.55pm. HMS Britomart is also in company, vide log of Bramble.)


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16 September 1915

At sea towards Singapore.

Lat 20.4, Long 113.0

2.16am: Gap Rock Lt N53W 6 miles.

8.0am: Lat 21 04N, Long 113 29E.

Hands employed cleaning ship and rigging windsails (canvas above hatchways to deflect cooling air into the ship).

8.0pm: Lat 19 28 30N, 112 16E.


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17 September 1915

At sea.

Lat 18.2, Long 111.4

7.41am: Boiler tube burst.

5.0pm: Hands pumping out engine room.

5.25pm: Stopped engines for engine room needs. Hoisted not under control.

5.40pm: Prepared to be taken in tow. (By HMS Britomart, vide log of Bramble)

7.10pm: In tow, 6.5 knots.

7.30pm: Ceased pumping.

8.15pm: Carried on pumping.


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18 September 1915

At sea.

Lat 17.6, Long 109.2

8.0am: Lat 17 44N, Long 109 40E.

8.0pm: Lat 17 01N, Long 108 48E.

Hands cleaning boiler room bilges and reeling up hawsers. (Not mentioned in log, but presumably the pipe has been repaired and Thistle is under her own steam again.)


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19 September 1915

At sea to Tourane (Now Da Nang,Vietnam).

Lat 16.1, Long 108.2

4.15am: Sighted Tien Sha Lt S50W.

8.38am: Anchored, Tourane bay.


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20 September 1915

Tourane Bay.

Lat 16.11, Long 108.23

Water boat alongside.


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21 September 1915

Tourane Bay and at sea towards Singapore.

Lat 16.11, Long 108.23

In am: Exercised clear for action and general quarters.

3.45pm: Weighed and proceeded, courses SE’ly.


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22 September 1915

At sea.

Lat 13.8, Long 109.5

8.0am: Lat 14 28N, Long 109 24E.

8.0pm: Lat 12 16N, Long 109 33E.

11.51pm: Cap Padaran S60W.


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23 September 1915

At sea.

Lat 10.6, Long 109.3

4.30am: Altered course to close HMS Bramble.

8.0am: Lat 10 34N, Long 109 17E.

8.45am: Engines stopped.

9.30am: Preparing for towing.

11.0am: In tow.

8.0pm: Lat 11 20N, 109 15E.

8.50pm: Cap Padaran abeam S75W 14 miles.


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24 September 1915

At sea to Kamrahn Bay (now Cam Ranh, then a French Naval base).

Lat 11.89, Long 109.14

1.20am: Hauled in port towrope.

1.29am: Steering gear jammed.

Proceeded with one tow line.

3.45am: Anchored.

9.45am: Watering ship.

3.20pm: Coal alongside.


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25 September 1915

Kamrahn Bay.

Lat 11.89, Long 109.14

6.25am: Coaling ship, 47.8 tons.

8.45am: Three men from HMS Bramble to see the Doctor.


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26 September 1915

Kamrahn Bay and at sea towards Singapore.

Lat 11.89, Long 109.14

3.55pm: Weighed and proceeded, courses Southerly.

8.0pm: Lat 11 23N, Long 109 10E.


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27 September 1915

At sea.

Lat 9.5, Long 108.7

8.0am: Lat 10 03N, Long 108 54 30E.

8.0pm: Lat 9 01N, Long 108 25E.

11.0pm: Ship steering wildly, carpenter called to attend steering gear.


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28 September 1915

At sea.

Lat 6.9, Long 107.3

8.0am: Lat 7 14N, 107 30E.

12.20am: Defect in steering gear made good, resumed course and speed. Course S27W all day.

Testing 4” guns and 12 pdr gun crews at drill.

8.0pm: Lat 5 58N, 107 03E.


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29 September 1915

At sea.

Lat 4.3, Long 106.2

8.0am: Lat 4 42N, 106 26E.

Course S27W all day.

6.15pm: Pulo Manki Lt S5W ( Possibly modern Pulau Maspari).

10.12pm: Pulo Manki Lt abeam 6 miles.


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30 September 1915

At sea.

Lat 1.3, Long 104.4 (approximate)

12.14am: Pulo Domar S2E (now Puelau Domar, Indonesian island).

1.19am: Pulo Domar abeam N63W 4.25 miles.

5.50am: Pulo Ar N69W (now Pulau Aur, Malaysia)

6.05am: Pulo Ar abeam N63W 34 miles?

11.52am: Horsburgh LH S39W.

4.40pm: Pilot boarded.

5.05pm: Made fast at wharf, Singapore harbour.

5.30pm: Coaling.


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LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1915

(Singapore and Colombo)


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Cover, Adm. 53/62870, October 1915, signed by S/Lt Buchan M Liddell, navigating officer.

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Dated November 1915, forwarded to the Secretary of the Admiralty in accordance with Cmd 174/1915, signed by H Boyes, Lieutenant Commander.

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Instrument details, as per September 1915.


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1 October 1915

Singapore.

Lat 1.47, Long 103.83

S/Lt BM Liddell RNR joined for navigation duties, relieving S/Lt CE More RNR.


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2 October 1915

Singapore.

Lat 1.47, Long 103.83

7.55am: Shifted to refitting jetty, tug assisting.

8.0am: One man from HMS Britomart to see Doctor.

9.15am: One man discharged to hospital also one from Britomart and one from HMS Bramble.

10.45am: One man from Bramble to see Doctor detained.

12.45pm: Dockyard coolies started work in engine room.


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3 October 1915

Singapore.

Lat 1.47, Long 103.83

9.15am: Two men to see Doctor ex HMS Britomart and one ex HMS Bramble

2.0pm: One ERA joined ship.


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4 October 1915

Singapore.

Lat 1.47, Long 103.83

7.30am: Shifted to no 2 jetty.

9.0am: Officers arrived onboard to hold enquiry.

9.45am: Two men ex HMS Bramble to see Doctor.

4.20pm: Enquiry finished.


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5 October 1915

Singapore.

Lat 1.47, Long 103.83

7.21 Dockyard hands start work in engine room.

9.45am: One man from HMS Bramble for Doctor.

3.0pm: Medical stores transferred to Bramble, also one patient (marine).

5.35pm: Surgeon Perkins transferred to Bramble.


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6 October 1915

Singapore.

Lat 1.47, Long 103.83

6.20am: Tug alongside for washing decks.

7.15am: Dockyard coolies started work.

1.0pm: Read warrant No 1. Discharged one man to Singapore prison.


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7 October 1915

Singapore.

Lat 1.47, Long 103.83

12.15am: Dockyard coolies started work in engine room.

3.25am: Dockyard coolies ceased work.

7.10am: Dockyard men working.

11.35am. Read warrants Nos 2 and 3.


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8 October 1915

Singapore.

Lat 1.47, Long 103.83

7.10am: Dockyard men working.

2.45pm: Shifted to No 2 berth, tugs assisting.


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9 October 1915

Singapore.

Lat 1.47, Long 103.83

7.45am: Coaling.

10.0am to 11.30am: Trials alongside jetty.

4.20pm: One man returned from Tanglin military hospital.

5.30pm: One ERA left for NIO Singapore.


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10 October 1915

Singapore and briefly at sea.

Lat 1.47, Long 103.83

8.0am: Cast off and proceeded for Colombo.

8.30am: Starboard engine broke down.

Turned ship and returned.

11.45am: Made fast to No 2 jetty.


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11 October 1915

Singapore.

Lat 1.47, Long 103.83

11.15am: Took onboard 100 bags of coal.

12.15pm: Cast off and proceeded towards Colombo.

5.08pm: Puelau Pisang LH N11W.


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12 October 1915

At sea.

Lat 2.6, Long 101.3

8.0am: Lat 2 23 30N, Long 101 47 30E.

2.35pm: One Fathom Bank LH N57E 1.5 miles.


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13 October 1915

At sea.

Lat 4.6, Long 98.6

8.0am: Lat 4 15N, Long 99 00E.

8.0pm: Lat 5 01N, Long 98 06E.


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14 October 1915

At sea.

Lat 6.0, Long 95.2

8.0am: Lat 5 47N, Long 95 48E.

8.0pm: Lat 5 58N, Long 94 46E.


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15 October 1915

At sea.

Lat 6.0, Long 92.2

8.0am: Lat 5 58N, Long 92 42E.

8.0pm: Lat 6 00N, Long 91 44E.

4.40pm: Passed Japanese destroyer bound East.


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16 October 1915

At sea.

Lat 5.8, Long 89.4

8.0am: Lat 6 00N, Long 89 59E.

8.0pm: Lat 5 50N, Long 89 28E.

5.52pm: Stopped port engine for engineer's purposes, ( 4 minutes).


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17 October 1915

At sea.

Lat 5.9, Long 86.6

8.0am: Lat 5 50N, Long 87 02E.

8.0pm: Lat 5 53N, Long 86 06E.


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18 October 1915

At sea.

Lat 5.7, Long 83.9

8.0am: Lat 5 54N, Long 84 12E.

8.0pm: Lat 5 42N, Long 82 56E.


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19 October 1915

At sea.

Lat 6.9, Long 85.7

11.20am: Gt Basses Reef LH abeam N12W 4 miles.

2.30pm: Hambantota LH abeam 6 miles.

10.27pm: Galle LH abeam N13E 5 miles.


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20 October 1915

At sea to Colombo.

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

8.20am: Pilot aboard.

9.15am: Anchored and secured stern first to buoy.

3.30pm: Hands employed striking topmast.


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21 October 1915

Colombo.

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

4.10pm: HMS’ BRAMBLE and BRITOMART proceeded to sea.


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22 October 1915

Colombo.

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85


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23 October 1915

Colombo.

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

6.30am: Coaling.


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24 October 1915

Colombo.

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85


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25 October 1915

Colombo.

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

Contractor's men working on board.


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26 October 1915

Colombo.

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

Contractor's men working on board.

1.30pm: One man discharged to hospital.


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27 October 1915

Colombo.

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

Contractor's men working on board.


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28 October 1915

Colombo and at sea towards the Maldive Islands.

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

Contractor's men working on board.

Coaling.

5.0pm: Weighed and proceeded to sea.


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29 October 1915

At sea.

Lat 5.9, Long 77.7

8.0am: Lat 6 10 30N, Long 78 10E.


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30 October 1915

At sea.

Lat 5.0, Long 75.4

8.0am: Lat 5 11N, Long 75 47E.

8.0pm: Lat 4 45N, Long 74 41E.


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31 October 1915

At sea to Malé Island.

Lat 4.1, Long 73.5

8.0am: Lat 3 52N, Long 74 01E.

2.15pm: Anchored, Malé.


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THE VOYAGES OF HMS THISTLE
Operations off Eastern Africa

JP map Thistle Eastern Africa

LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1915

(Maldives, Seychelles, Zanzibar and Kilindini)


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Cover, Adm. 53/62871. Nov. 1915, signed S/Lt Liddell, RNR.

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Transmittal page signed by Lt/Cdr Boyes.

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Instrument page, no changes, see September.


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1 November 1915

Male, Maldives.

Lat 4.18, Long 73.52

Coaling from lighter.

5.0pm: Violent squall of wind and rain, all land obscured.


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2 November 1915

Malé and at sea towards the Seychelles.

Lat 4.3, Long 73.1

7.30am: Weighed and proceeded to sea.

10.50am: Stopped Port engine for engineer’s purposes.

12.33pm: Restarted Port engine.


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3 November 1915

At sea.

Lat 3.3, Long 71.2

Course all day S64W.

6.30am: Hands striking down coal. (Even at these very moderate speeds, typically about 6 knots, Thistle burns 17 tons of coal a day. With her relatively small bunkers, she has to take coal on deck in bags for long ocean legs.The crew are striking it below, ie, emptying the bags down the chutes into the bunkers.)

8.0am: Lat 3 44N (DR), Long 71 52E.

8.0pm: Lat 2 55N, Long 70 36E.


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4 November 1915

At sea.

Lat 1.7, Long 69.5

8.0am: Lat 2 17N (DR), Long 70 03 45E.


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5 November 1915

At sea.

Lat 0.3, Long 67.9

8.0am: Lat 0 24S, Long 68 08E.

8.0pm: Lat 0 07S, Long 67 04E.


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6 November 1915

At sea.

Lat -0.8, Long 66.5

(Morning and evening positions omitted as unreliable, the log having been copied with two days out of order and the positions altered.)


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7 November 1915

At sea.

Lat -1.5, Long 64.5

Course S73W all day.

8.0am: Lat 1 31S, Long 64 52E.


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8 November 1915

At sea.

Lat -2.2, Long 62.1

In pm: Night defence stations.


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9 November 1915

At sea.

Long 59.3 (Lat omitted, clearly wrong.)


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10 November 1915

At sea to Mahé, Seychelles.

Lat -4.6, Long 55.8 (approximate)

10.0am: La Digue I. N77W

1.40pm: Recif I. abeam 2.5 miles.

4.0pm: Anchored, Mahé.

Discharged one man to hospital.


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11 November 1915

Mahé, Seychelles.

Lat -4.62, Long 55.48

Coaling from lighter, local labour.

7.30am: Four men to see shore doctor.

11.0am: One man detained in hospital.


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12 November 1915

Mahé, Seychelles.

Lat -4.62, Long 55.48


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13 November 1915

Mahé, Seychelles.

Lat -4.62, Long 55.48

8.0am: One man to see doctor ashore.


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14 November 1915

Mahé, Seychelles.

Lat -4.62, Long 55.48


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15 November 1915

Mahé, Seychelles.

Lat -4.62, Long 55.48


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16 November 1915

Mahé, Seychelles.

Lat -4.62, Long 55.48


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17 November 1915

Mahé and at sea towards Zanzibar.

Lat -4.6, Long 55.2

9.15am: Weighed and proceeded.


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18 November 1915

At sea.

Lat -5.0, Long 52.0

Course S84W all day from 1.0am.


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19 November 1915

At sea.

Lat -5.5, Long 49.1 (Log records 6 29S for noon, almost certainly a copying error as the course is almost due West all day.)

Course all day, S84W.

8.0am: Lat 5 20S, Long 49 43E.

8.0pm: Lat 5 33S, Long 48 39E.


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20 November 1915

At sea.

Lat -6.1, Long 46.0

Course S84W in am, a/c at noon to S88W.


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21 November 1915

At sea.

Lat -6.3, Long 42.9


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22 November 1915

At sea to Zanzibar Channel.

Lat -6.5, Long 39.3 (approximate)

12.45pm: Pungume I. N 3.25 miles.

4.23pm: Anchored, Zanzibar.


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23 November 1915

Zanzibar and at sea towards Kilindini.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

9.45am: Surgeon from HMS Severn boarded for medical inspection of ship’s company.

11 native ratings joined crew. (Probably seedie boys, muslim hands locally recruited and entrusted with menial tasks and boiler room duties, but capable of working in high temperatures.)

1.15pm: Four men discharged to hospital.

3.15pm: Weighed and proceeded..

11.50pm: Kegomache Lt N60E.


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24 November 1915

At sea to Kilindini.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

1.45am: Kegomache Lt abeam 8 miles.

8.0am: Anchored, Kilindini.

Four ratings joined ship.


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25 November 1915

Kilindini.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

5.45am: Landing party ashore.

8.45am: Landing party returned.

Carpenter overhauling steering chains.

Armourer and gunner’s party stripping and rehousing port 12 pdrs.


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26 November 1915

Kilindini.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65


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27 November 1915

Kilindini.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65


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28 November 1915

Kilindini.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65


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29 November 1915

Kilindini and at sea.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

3.40pm: Weighed and proceeded., courses West of South.

8.25pm: Kegomache Lt S6E(t).

11.35pm: Kegomache Lt abeam 7 miles.


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30 November 1915

At sea to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

10.50am: Anchored, Zanzibar.

11.15am: Coaling from lighters, completed at 11.0pm.


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LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1915

(East African patrols)

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Cover, Adm 53/ 62872. Dec. 1915, signed by S/Lt Liddell RNR, navigating officer.

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Signed by L/Cdr Boyes.

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Instrument page, no changes.


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1 December 1915

Zanzibar and at sea.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

10.20am: Six native ratings joined ship.

3.0pm: Weighed and proceeded, courses SE’ly

8.15pm: Guns’ crews closed up. Stopped starboard engine for repairs.

8.40pm: Resumed half ahead starboard engine.


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2 December 1915

Southern Patrol.

Lat -8.2, Long 40.0

Courses Southerly all day.

3.05am: Moresby Pt Lt South.

5.43am: Moresby Pt Lt abeam 10 miles approx.


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3 December 1915

Southern Patrol.

Lat -9.7, Long 40.5 (estimated)

6.55am: Examined entrance to Rovuma Bay, no dhows visible.

Turned ship and proceeded, courses Northerly.


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4 December 1915

Southern Patrol.

Lat -7.7, Long 39.8

7.35am: Moresby Pt Lt South 1.75 miles.

9.20am: Anchored off Barakuni I.

10.30am: One man discharged to HMS Severn under doctor.

11.59am: Weighed and proceeded..

3.50pm: Boarded SS B*** of Glasgow, papers satisfactory.


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5 December 1915

Southern Patrol.

Lat -9.5, Long 39.7

Courses mainly Southerly in the am, Northerly in the pm.


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6 December 1915

Southern Patrol to Tirene Bay, Mafia I.

Lat -8.4, Long 39.7 (approximate)

1.15pm: Okuza I. S4E(t).

3.41pm: Ras Kisimani S77E(t).

5.0pm: Anchored in Tirene Bay.


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7 December 1915

Tirene Bay and at sea.

Lat -7.87, Long 39.66

6.0am: Commenced coaling from SS Kendal Castle.

11.40am: Coaling complete.

2.0pm: Cast off and proceeded.

7.0pm: Okuza I. abeam 4 miles.


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8 December 1915

Southern Patrol.

Lat -9.7, Long 39.8

10.15am: Anchored, Mchinga Bay.

11.0am: Received grass rope from HMAS Pioneer for towing target.

12.05pm: Received target from same.

2.30pm: Weighed and proceeded towing target, Pioneer at practice.

3.30pm: Slipped target and proceeded to Rovuma Bay after dhow.

4.10pm: Cutter left with landing party.

6.0pm: Cutter returned, dhow not found, proceeded out.


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9 December 1915

Southern Patrol.

Lat -8.5, Long 39.6 (estimate)

5.10am: Fanjove I. LH N58W 3 miles.

1.15pm: Anchored off Fanjove I. LH.

6.0pm: Weighed and proceeded, courses Southerly.


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10 December 1915

Southern Patrol.

Lat -10.0, Long 39.7

10.55pm: Anchored in Lindi Bay.

2.0pm: Two ratings to see doctor on HMS Pioneer.

6.25pm: Weighed and proceeded, courses SE’ly.


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11 December 1915

Southern Patrol.

Lat -9.4, Long 39.6 (approximate)

11.0am: Headed for Kiswere harbour.

1.45pm: Anchored, Kiswere.

4.20pm: Weighed and proceeded, courses East of South.


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12 December 1915

Southern Patrol.

Lat -9.7, Long 39.8

7.10am: Anchored in Mchinga Bay.

11.25am: Surgeon Sprague joined ship.

4.30pm: Weighed and proceeded to sea.


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13 December 1915

Southern Patrol.

Lat -8.6, Long 39.6 (approx)

12.40pm: Anchored off Fanjove I.

6.15pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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14 December 1915

Southern Patrol.

Lat -9.4, Long 39.6

12.45pm: Anchored in Kiswere harbour.

6.25pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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15 December 1915

Southern Patrol.

Lat -8.6, Long 39.6

12.35pm: Anchored off Fanjove LH.

1.30pm: HM whaler PICKLE alongside with provisions. (An armed whaler, the ex German Seeadler.)


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16 December 1915

Southern Patrol.

Lat -9.4, Long 39.6

10.0am: Anchored in Kiswere harbour.

5.20pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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17 December 1915

Southern patrol and at Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.87, Long 39.66

4.35am: Okuza Lt N34W.

9.40am: Made fast alongside SS Ventmoor in Tirene Bay. Coaling.

1.0pm: Shifted alongside SS Kendal Castle to complete coaling.

9.40pm: Cast off to anchor.


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18 December 1915

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.87, Long 39.66

10.0am: HMW FLY reported. (An armed whaler, the ex German Sturmvogel and probably the ship in this picture.)


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19 December 1915

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.87, Long 39.66

9.20am: HMW FLY reported.


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20 December 1915

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.87, Long 39.66

11.0am: HMW FLY reported.


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21 December 1915

Tirene Bay and at sea.

Lat -7.87, Long 39.66

7.45am: HMW FLY reported.

8.0am: HMW PICKLE anchored.

2.10pm: HMS SEVERN anchored.

2.30pm: Received two cot cases from Severn.

4.0pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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22 December 1915

At sea to Zanzibar and at sea.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

10.05am: Anchored in Zanzibar harbour, discharged three men to hospital.

1.30pm: Hands employed taking in steel plates and bags of sand.

5.0pm: One rating discharged to HMS Challenger.

7.30pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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23 December 1915

At sea.

Lat -6.3, Long 39.2 (Approx. - Noon position not recorded.)

Courses Southerly all day.

9.30am: Moresby Pt Lt S5E.


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24 December 1915

Southern Patrol.

Lat -9.1, Long 40.3 (Approx. - Noon position not recorded.)

Course Southerly all day.

5.48pm: Mongo I. abeam 3.5 miles.


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25 December 1915


Southern Patrol.

Lat -9.5, Long 40.6 (Approx. - Noon position not recorded.)

12.05am: Cape Delgado Lt S48W.

2.10am: Cape Delgado abeam 9 miles.

3.0am: Altered course to Northwards.

11.30am: HMW PICKLE passed bound SE.


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26 December 1915

Southern Patrol.

Lat -9.42, Long 39.6

11.55am: Anchored in Kiswere Bay.

6.30pm: Weighed and proceeded, course N31E.


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27 December 1915

Southern Patrol.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.7 (approx)

1.0am: A/c to S23W.

9.20am: Dropped target, gunlayers individual practice.

11.20am: Picked up target.

2.05pm: Anchored in Kiswere Bay.

6.20pm: Weighed and proceeded, course N31E.


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28 December 1915

Southern Patrol.

Lat -9.5, Long 40.6 (Approx. - Noon position not recorded.)

9.35am: Made fast alongside SS Kendal Castle, coaling.

4.10pm: Cast off and proceeded to sea, courses Southerly.

8.40pm: Okuza I. Lt abeam.

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29 December 1915

Southern Patrol.

Lat -9.72, Long 39.75

5.40am: Stopped. HMW Pickle's boat alongside for provisions. Proceeded.

1.50pm: Anchored in Mchinga Bay.

6.30pm: Weighed and proceeded, course N21E.


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30 December 1915

Southern Patrol.

Lat -9.1, Long 40.3 (Approx. - Noon position not recorded.)

5.10am: Sighted HMFM TRENT.

7.55am: Stopped, Captain boarded Trent.

8.30am: Captain returned, proceeded.

11.40pm: Sighted Trent steering SW.


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31 December 1915

Southern Patrol.

Lat -9.6, Long 40.4 (Approx. - Noon position not recorded.)

4.45am: Sighted HMFM TRENT.

9.0am: Seaboat to Trent with two ratings. (One sick, one prisoner according to Trent’s log, also one native.)

Courses Southerly in the pm.


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LOGS FOR JANUARY 1916

(East Africa patrols)


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Cover Adm. 53/62873. Signed by S/Lt Liddell, RNR.

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Dated 13 Feb 1916, signed by Cdr Boyes.

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Instrument page, no changes.


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1 January 1916

Southern Patrol.

Lat -10.4, Long 40.5

10.15am: Stopped and sent away whaler to HMFM Trent for provisions. Proceeded.

1.05pm: Anchored in Rovuma Bay.

6.30pm: Weighed and proceeded, courses SE’ly.


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2 January 1916

Southern Patrol.

Lat -10.8, Long 40.6

3.30am: Cape Delgado Lt S35W.

7.50am: Cape Delgado abeam 4 miles.

9.35am: Anchored in Tungi bay.

11.30am: Weighed and proceeded, courses NW’ly.


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3 January 1916

Southern Patrol.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.9 (Approx. - Noon position not recorded.)

Courses Northerly all day.

6.45am:Sighted HMW CHILDERS. (An armed whaler purchased in Durban, ex Norvegia.)

11.35pm: Moresby Pt Lt N24W.


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4 January 1916

At sea to Tirene bay.

Lat -7.87, Long 39.66

9.25am: Fast alongside collier in Tirene Bay, coaling.

3.25pm: Cast off to anchor.


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5 January 1916

Tirene Bay to Southern Patrol.

Lat -7.87, Long 39.66

11.59am: Weighed and proceeded, courses Southerly.


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6 January 1916

Southern Patrol.

Lat -9.9, Long 40.3 (Approx. - Noon position not recorded.)

Courses South until noon, then North until midnight.


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7 January 1916

Southern Patrol.

Lat -10.4, Long 40.5

7.20am: Anchored in Rovuma Bay.

6.40pm: Weighed and proceeded, courses Northerly.


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8 January 1916

Southern Patrol.

Lat -9.8, Long 40.3 (Approx. - Noon position not recorded.)

Courses Northerly all day.

9.30am: Sent whaler away to HMAS PIONEER for provisions.

10.06am: Proceeded, course N5W.


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9 January 1916

Southern Patrol.

Lat -8.6, Long 39.6

9.30am: Anchored off Fanjove I.

5.45pm: Weighed and proceeded to sea.


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10 January 1916

Southern Patrol and Tirene Bay.

Lat -8.8, Long 40.0 (Approx. - Noon position not recorded.)

7.10pm: Anchored in Tirene Bay.


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11 January 1916

Tirene Bay and Southern Patrol.

Lat -7.87, Long 39.66

8.35am: Collier anchored. Weighed and proceeded alongside for coaling.

2.30pm: Cast off and proceeded to sea, courses Southerly.


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12 January 1916

Southern Patrol.

Lat -8.3, Long 39.4 (Approx. - Noon position not recorded.)

Courses Southerly until 8.0pm, then NE.

9.10am: Stopped, sent cutter to HMAS PIONEER with mail and provisions.

11.07am: Proceeded.


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13 January 1916

Southern Patrol.

Noon position not recorded.

8.10pm: Sighted HMW CHILDERS steering South.


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14 January 1916

Southern Patrol.

Lat -7.87, Long 39.66

6.15pm: Made fast to collier in Tirene Bay.


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15 January 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.87, Long 39.66

Coaling in am.

1.35pm: Cast off to anchor.


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16 January 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.87, Long 39.66

Sunday routine.


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17 January 1916

Tirene to Southern Patrol.

Lat -8.1, Long 39.6 (approx)

7.25am: Weighed and proceeded.

1.15pm: Anchored off N end of Mange Reef.


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18 January 1916

Southern Patrol.

Lat -8.1, Long 39.6

10.50am: Weighed and secured to collier Kendal Castle for water and provisions.

2.0pm: Cast off and proceeded, courses Southerly.


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19 January 1916

Southern Patrol.

Lat -8.28, Long 39.57

2.40pm: Anchored off Okuza I.


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20 January 1916

Southern Patrol.

Lat -7.6, Long 39.7

7.15am: Weighed and proceeded.

1.40pm: Anchored off Niororo I.

4.40pm: HMS HYACINTH arrived.

5.0pm: Read warrant No 6. Prisoner discharged to Hyacinth.

7.0pm: Weighed and proceeded, course N16E


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21 January 1916

At sea to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

9.30am: Anchored, Zanzibar.


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22 January 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20


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23 January 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

6.30pm: Steam cutter away on night patrol.


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24 January 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

6.10am: Cutter returned.

6.30pm: Steam cutter away on night patrol.


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25 January 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

6.10am: Cutter returned.


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26 January 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

8.20am: Commenced coaling, native labour.

10.0am: Two ratings joined ship.

2.45pm: Finished coaling.

6.10pm: Flag Commander boarded.


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27 January 1916

Zanzibar and on patrol to Tirene Bay.

Lat -10.76, Long 40.5

00.01am: Weighed and proceeded.

5.05am: Stopped and waited for daylight.

Ran through Konduchi and Msasani Bays.

7.22am:Cleared Msasani Bay S52E.

11.50am: Entered Tungu Bay.

11.59am: Fired three rounds 4" shrapnel at German look out post.

2.35pm: Niororo I. S9E.

6.0pm: Anchored in Tirene Bay.


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28 January 1916

Tirene Bay and on patrol.

Lat -11.1, Long 40.6 (Approx. - Noon position not recorded.)

6.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

9.0am: Stopped 3 miles W of Tutia Reef with HMS HYACINTH for provisions mails etc.

9.35am: Two warrants read, prisoners transferred to Hyacinth.

10.10am: Weighed and proceeded, courses Southerly for the rest of the day.


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29 January 1916

Southern Patrol.

Lat -9.9, Long 40.1 (Approx. - Noon position not recorded.)

12.30pm: Stopped off Mange Beacon awaiting HMW STYX. (An armed whaler purchased in Durban, ex Etoile.)

1.20pm: Boat from Styx alongside with patient for treatment.

2.0pm: Proceeded, courses East of South for the rest of the day.


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30 January 1916

Southern Patrol.

Lat -8.9, Long 39.4 (approx)

11.14am: A/c West(t) entering Kilwa Main Passage.

3.15pm: Machangi abeam.

5.50pm: Anchored off Okuza I.


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31 January 1916

Southern Patrol to Tirene Bay.

Lat -8.1, Long 39.5 (Approx. - Noon position not recorded)

9.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.05 to 11.20am. Target practice.

4.40pm: Anchored in Tirene Bay.


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1st - 17th January, coal expended, remaining and received, handwritten.

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18th - 31st January, coal expended, remaining and received, handwritten.


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LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1916

(East Africa Patrols)


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Front cover, Adm. 53/62874, signed by Lt Liddell.

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Transmission page, dated 7th March 1916, signed by Commander Boyes.

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Instrument page, no change.

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1 February 1916

Tirene to Rufiji and return.

Lat -7.7, Long 39.5 (Approx. - Noon position not recorded)

9.15am: Weighed and proceeded, courses various through reefs to Rufiji and return.

6.15pm: Anchored Tirene Bay.


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2 February 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.87, Long 39.66

Coaling from collier.


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3 February 1916

Tirene Bay and on patrol.

Lat -8.1, Long 39.5 (Approx. - Noon position not recorded)

7.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

9.0am: Stopped 2 miles W of Tutia in company with HMS HYACINTH.

9.20am: Read warrant and discharged prisoner to Hyacinth.

10.0am: Proceeded courses Southerly for the rest of the day.


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4 February 1916

Southern Patrol.

Noon position not recorded.


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5 February 1916

Southern Patrol.

Noon position not recorded.

Course S5E until 8.0am, then due North for the rest of the day.

11.59pm: Ship labouring and straining heavily in high confused sea.


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6 February 1916

Southern Patrol to Kibondo I.

Lat -8.05, Long 39.71

1.55am: Sighted HMAS PIONEER steering South.

1.40pm: Anchored, Kibondo I. anchorage.


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7 February 1916

Kibondo I. to Tirene Bay.

Noon position not recorded.

7.45am: Weighed and proceeded.

5.30pm: Anchored, Tirene Bay.


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8 February 1916

Tirene Bay and on patrol to Simaya I.

Lat -7.87, Long 39.66

11.40am: SS KENDAL CASTLE arrived. Weighed and proceeded alongside her.

1.15pm: One rating joined ship from HMAS Pioneer.

2.45pm: Cast off from collier and proceeded.

5.50pm: Anchored ½ mile off Simaya I.


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9 February 1916

Simaya I. to Tutia Reef.

Lat -8.2, Long 39.5 (Approx. - Noon position not recorded)

Noon position not recorded.

6.45am: Weighed and proceeded.

9.30am: Met HMAS PIONEER SW of Jewe Reef.

Discharged one rating to Pioneer and exchanged ammunition.

10.45am: Proceeded.

2.20pm: Sighted SS KENDAL CASTLE ashore on Tutia Reef.

3.45pm: Stopped, captain boarded Kendal Castle. Prepared for towing.

6.50pm: Kendal Castle came off and proceeded.

7.50pm: Anchored.


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10 February 1916

Tutia Reef and on patrol.

Lat -8.12, Long 39.67

7.45am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.0am: Stopped two miles West of Tutia reef in company with HMS HYACINTH.

Read warrants Nos 10 and 11. Two cell prisoners discharged to Hyacinth, two ratings joined from same.

11.40am: Proceeded to Rufiji section.

5.20pm: Shungumbili I. abeam.


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11 February 1916

On patrol to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.5, Long 39.2 (approx)

8.30am: Approached Dar-es-salaam under flag of truce.

8.55am: Stopped.

9.50am: Motor boat alongside.

10.0am: Proceeded N19E.

3.15pm: Anchored in Zanzibar harbour.


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12 February 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

11.15am: One rating discharged to hospital.


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13 February 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

Sunday routine.


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14 February 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

6.30am: Got up port cable for survey. (A very arduous job, ranging the entire length of the port anchor chain on deck.)

Hands cleaning out chain locker.

9.30am: Dockyard party boarded.

4.0pm:. Evening quarters. Cleared away Maxims for night defence.


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15 February 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20


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16 February 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20


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17 February 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

6.30am: Hands employed ranging starboard cable on deck for survey purposes.

9.30am: Hands employed on rigging screws.


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18 February 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20


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19 February 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20


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20 February 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

Sunday routine.


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21 February 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

One man discharged to hospital.


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22 February 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

6.30am: Landed range party.

7.45am: One dockyard prisoner onboard.

8.15am: HMS CHALLENGER anchored.


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23 February 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

6.30am: Landed range party.

Dockyard men aboard.


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24 February 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

6.30am: Landed range party.


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25 February 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

6.30am: Landed range party.

Coaling from lighter.

11.30am. One rating returned from hospital.


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26 February 1916

Zanzibar and at sea.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

11.30 One man returned from hospital

4.25pm: Weighed and proceeded, courses Northerly.

9.58pm: Stopped starboard engine for repairs.


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27 February 1916

At sea to Kilindini.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

12.40am: Restarted starboard engine.

4.07am: Ras Kegomacha Lt S61E 9 miles.

8.0am: High short sea, ship pitching heavily shipping water forward. One capstan bar washed overboard.

9.55am: Anchored off Kilindini.


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28 February 1916

Kilindini and at sea towards Kisimayu.

Lat -3.8, Long 40.0 (estimate)

7.30am: Weighed and proceeded, courses NE’ly all day.


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29 February 1916

At sea.

Noon position not recorded.

Courses NE’ly throughout the day.


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LOGS FOR MARCH 1916

(East Africa Patrols)


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Cover page, Adm. 53/62875,signed by Lt Buchan M Liddell RNR, Navigator.

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Dated 4th April 1916, signed by Cdr Boyes.

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Instrument page, no change.


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1 March 1916

At sea to Kisimayu (now Kisimayo, Somalia).

Lat -0.38, Long 42.54

10.15am: Stopped near HMS LACONIA. Captain left ship in whaler.

11.0am: Captain returned, proceeded in.

11.53am: Anchored off Kisimayu.


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2 March 1916

Kisimayu.

Lat -0.38, Long 42.54

Exercised small arms drill.

Marines at rifle exercises.

Hands received monthly payment.


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3 March 1916

Kisimayu.

Lat -0.38, Long 42.54

9.20am: Clear ship for action.

9.35am: General quarters, fired four rounds from 12 pounders.

Exercised collision stations and general fire stations.


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4 March 1916

Kisimayu and at sea.

Noon position not recorded.

6.15am: Weighed and proceeded.

Courses Southerly all day.


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5 March 1916

At sea to Kilindini.

Noon position not recorded.

Course S45W all day.

4.10pm: Anchored, Kilindini harbour.


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6 March 1916

Kilindini.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

8.0am. One rating joined ship.

11.10am: One marine discharged to hospital.

Coaling, received 90 tons.

4.15pm: Shifted berth.


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7 March 1916

Kilindini.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65


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8 March 1916

Kilindini.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65


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9 March 1916

Kilindini.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

9.30am: Hands reeving boat falls. (A routine task. Boats are raised and lowered manually and so the ropes are passed numerous times through the blocks to obtain a mechanical advantage. They are removed regularly for inspection for wear and if worn are turned end for end or ends to middle and spliced.)

11.0am: One marine and one seedie boy discharged to hospital.


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10 March 1916

Kilindini.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

Cleaning and painting.


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11 March 1916

Kilindini and at sea.

Noon position not recorded.

5.33am: Weighed and proceeded, courses Southerly.

9.30am: Altered course towards HS EBANI. (An Elder-Dempster Line vessel, 4,862 tons, launched in 1912, hospital ship from 1914 to 1919, sold to Italy in 1938, renamed Maristella.)

10.40am: Stopped, gave Ebani the position. (Unfortunately not recorded in the log!)

6.0pm: Altered course to N46E.

8.55pm: Kegomacha Lt N82E.

11.25pm: Ras Kegomacha Lt abeam 11.5 miles.


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12 March 1916

At sea.

Noon position not recorded.

2.30am: Ras Kegomacha Lt abeam 9.5 miles.

2.30pm: Stopped, sent seaboat to HMW CHILDERS for provisions.

4.40pm: Anchored S70W(t) 7.5 cables from Pungutiayu I.


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13 March 1916

Pungutiayu I. to Mwamba Shundo.

Lat -4.8, Long 39.3 (Approx. - Noon position not recorded)

7.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

9.0am: Cleared ship for action, general quarters.

Gun crews at 1" target practice.

1.25pm: Ulenge LH S28W 1 mile.

3.55pm: Anchored, Mwamba Shundo shoals East 6 cables.


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14 March 1916

Mwamba Shundo to Kisiti I.

Lat -4.8, Long 39.3 (Approx. - Noon position not recorded)

7.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

7.50am: Seaboat to HMS MERSEY for letters.

3.10pm: Anchored off Kisiti I.


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15 March 1916

Kisiti I. to Mwamba Shundo.

Lat -4.8, Long 39.3 (Approx. - Noon position not recorded)

7.30am: Weighed and proceeded, various courses inspecting shore.

4.45pm: Anchored off Mwamba Shundo.


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16 March 1916

Mwamba Shundo, patrolling and return.

Lat -4.9, Long 39.28

7.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

12.10pm: Sent skiff to HMW ECHO for mail. (An armed whaler purchased in Durban, ex Barrowby.)

5.50pm: Anchored off Mwamba Shundo.


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17 March 1916

Mwamba Shundo, patrolling and return.

Lat -4.9, Long 39.28

7.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

12.10pm: Anchored off Mwamba Shundo.

10.0pm: Steam cutter on patrol duty.


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18 March 1916

Mwamba Shundo to Kisiti I.

Lat -4.8, Long 39.3 (Approx. - Noon position not recorded)

6.0am: Steam cutter returned.

9.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

3.30pm: Anchored off Kisiti I.


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19 March 1916

Kisiti I. to Mwamba Wamba I.

Lat -4.92, Long 39.25

6.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.30am: Anchored off Mwamba Wamba.

5.10pm: HMW STYX alongside for maxim gun and mounting.

5.40pm: Styx cast off.


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20 March 1916

Mwamba Wamba to Kilindini.

Lat -4.5, Long 39.5 (Approx. - Noon position not recorded)

7.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

5.30pm: Anchored, Kilindini harbour.


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21 March 1916

Kilindini to Mwamba Shundo and Mwamba Wamba.

Lat -4.9, Long 39.28

12.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.30am: Anchored off Mwamba Shundo.

2.51pm: Weighed and proceeded.

3.30pm: Anchored off Mwamba Wamba.


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22 March 1916

Mwamba Wamba, patrolling and to Port Mombasa.

Lat -4.5, Long 39.5 (Approx. - Noon position not recorded)

3.50am: Weighed and proceeded following HMS SEVERN.

5.05am: Hands to general quarters.

6.0am: Stopped, kept station half a mile off Ulenge LH.

11.0am: Secured, proceeded to Mombasa.

6.55pm: Anchored off Port Mombasa.


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23 March 1916

Port Mombasa (probably Kilindini harbour by another name).

Lat -4.05, Long 39.68


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24 March 1916

Port Mombasa

Lat -4.05, Long 39.68

Coaling from lighters, coolie labour, 130 tons.


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25 March 1916

Port Mombasa

Lat -4.05, Long 39.68


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26 March 1916

Kilindini to Gaze Bay and Mwamba Wamba.

Lat -4.5, Long 39.5

6.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.0am: Rounded into Gaze Bay. Seaboat away to HMS SEVERN with captain.

11.59am: Captain returned, weighed and proceeded..

1.30pm: Entered Wasin Channel.

4.45pm: Anchored off Mwamba Wamba.


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27 March 1916

Mwamba Wamba to Tanga and return.

Lat -5.0, Long 39.2 (approx.)

9.30am: Weighed and proceeded, various courses inspecting Tanga.

1.07pm: Anchored off Mwamba Wamba.


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28 March 1916

Mwamba Wamba.

Lat -4.9, Long 39.28


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29 March 1916

Mwamba Wamba, patrolling and return.

Lat -5.0, Long 39.2 (approx.)

7.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

2.25pm: Anchored, Mwamba Wamba


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30 March 1916

Mwamba Wamba.

Lat -4.9, Long 39.28


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31 March 1916

Mwamba Wamba to Fungu Nyama.

Lat -4.9, Long 39.28

10.55am: HMAS PIONEER anchored.

4.0pm: Weighed and proceeded.

6.0pm: Anchored off Fungu Nyama.


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LOGS FOR APRIL 1916

(East Africa Patrols)


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Cover, Adm. 53/62876, signed by Lt Liddell, RNR.

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Dated 7th May 1916, signed by Cdr Boyes.

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Instrument page, no change.


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1 April 1916

Fungu Nyama and on patrol.

Lat -5.8, Long 39.2

5.20am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.40am: Mwana Mwana LH abeam 7 cables.

3.15pm: Anchored, Zanzibar.


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2 April 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

Coaling from lighter, 51 tons.


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3 April 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

10.30am: Discharged empties.

11.30am: Provision lighter alongside.


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4 April 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

7.10am: Flagship anchored. (HMS Vengeance, vide log of same)

10.45am: Hands employed dismounting 12 pdr guns.

1.25pm: Port watch getting up ammunition.


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5 April 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

8.30am: Spare parts for 12 pdrs received from HMS Vengeance.

9.0am: Hands remounting 12 pdrs and taking in ammunition.

Armourer at work on guns and mountings.


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6 April 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

Fired 3 rounds service(?) to test 12 pdr mountings.

11.59pm: Armourer’s party finished work on guns.


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7 April 1916

Zanzibar on Patrol to Mwamba Mwamba.

Lat -5.4, Long 39.2 (Approx. - Noon position not recorded)

5.0am: Received two cases ex RN Barracks.

7.15am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.50am: Stopped and transferred one maxim gun, 17 boxes ammunition and mails. (Not recorded recipient)

4.30pm: Stopped, transferred provisions and mails to HMW STYX.

5.25pm: Anchored off Mwamba Mwamba.

Discharged two ratings to HMAS Pioneer.


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8 April 1916

Mwamba Mwamba on patrol to Fungu Nyama.

Lat -5.2, Long 39.2 (Approx. - Noon position not recorded)

7.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

3.05pm: Anchored off Fungu Nyama.


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9 April 1916

Fungu Nyama and at sea.

Lat -5.0, Long 39.2

9.20am: Received from HMW SALAMANDER two 12 pdr gun shields. (An armed whaler purchased in Durban, ex Krabben.)

4.0pm: Weighed and proceeded.

9.15pm: Ras Kegomacha Lt abeam 6 miles.


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10 April 1916

On patrol to Fungu Nyama.

Lat -5.0, Long 39.4 (Approx. - Noon position not recorded)

3.10pm: Anchored off Fungu Nyama.


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11 April 1916

Fungu Nyama and at sea.

Lat -5.0, Long 39.3

4.30am: Weighed and proceeded to position SE of Ulenge Pt.

10.0am: Manoeuvering off Tanga in company with HMAS PIONEER and HMS LACONIA.

11.40am: Returned to station.

12.10pm: Anchored 1 mile ESE Ulenge LH.

3.07pm: Weighed and proceeded, course S17E.

8.52pm: Ras Nungwe Lt abeam 10 miles.


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12 April 1916

At sea.

Lat -7.5, Long 39.9 (approx.)

Courses Southerly all day.

1.40am: Stopped starboard engine for repairs, five minutes.

12.10pm: Ras Makumbe LH S2E. (Now Mkumbi, aka Moresby Pt, Mafia I.)

1.20pm: Ras Makumbe LH West 2.4 miles.


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13 April 1916

At sea to Mikindani Bay and at sea.

Lat -10.3, Long 40.2 (approx.)

9.15am: Entered Mikindani Bay in company with HMS VENGEANCE and HMW PICKLE.

10.0am: Proceeded to entrance of Mto Mtwara, supporting Pickle.

11.30am: PICKLE returned, proceeded towards Mgau Mwania.

1.30pm: Inspected Mgau Mwania entrance.

2.0pm: Proceeded with VENGEANCE.

3.0pm: Sighted Collier NORTHUMBRIA.

4.30pm: Sent whaler to Vengeance for mails etc.

6.0pm: Proceeded to Kibondo anchorage in company with Northumbria.

6.30pm: Collier signalled “broken down”.

HMS CHALLENGER closed.

8.0pm: Proceeded towards Kibondo anchorage, Challenger leading with collier astern of Thistle.


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14 April 1916

At sea to Kisimani anchorage, Mafia I.

Lat -7.9, Long 39.6

In am: Various courses following HMS CHALLENGER to Kisimani anchorage.

1.55pm: Made fast to collier, Kisimani anchorage.

2.15pm: Two seedie ratings joined ship from HMS Hyacinth.

3.0pm: Received stores and provisions from HMS Severn.

9.10pm: Finished coaling, 128 tons and cast off to anchor.


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15 April 1916

Mafia I. and at sea.

Lat -6.3 Long 39.6 (Approx. - Noon position not recorded)

6.30am: Weighed and proceeded, courses Northerly.

9.15am: Niororo I. abeam.

9.25pm: Ras Nungwe Lt N64E.

10.27pm: Ras Nungwe Lt abeam 10 miles.


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16 April 1916

At sea to Fungu Nyama.

Lat -5.0, Long 39.2

3.35am: Ras Kegomacha Lt abeam 12 miles.

7.45am: Anchored off Fungu Nyama.


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17 April 1916

Fungu Nyama.

Lat -5.0, Long 39.2


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18 April 1916

Fungu Nyama and at sea.

Lat -5.0, Long 39.2

3.04pm: HMAS PIONEER anchored.

Received provisions and stores from Pioneer and two ratings.

6.30pm: Received fresh provisions from HMW Salamander.

8.0pm: Weighed and proceeded, courses Southerly.


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19 April 1916

At sea to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

4.14am: Ras Nungwe Lt S11E.

6.52am: Mwana Mwana Lt abeam 2 cables.

10.44am: Seagull buoy.

11.35am: Anchored off Zanzibar.


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20 April 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

6.0am: Weighed and proceeded further inshore, anchored.


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21 April 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

9.05am: Sent three marines to RN Barracks.


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22 April 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

Cleaning and painting.


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23 April 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

6.35pm: HMW FLY weighed.

6.40pm: HMW CHILDERS anchored.


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24 April 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

5.50am: HMW FLY in.

7.17am: HMS VENGEANCE in

4.30pm: HMS TALBOT left.

4.35pm: One rating joined from Vengeance.

6.0pm: FLY weighed.


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25 April 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

12.40pm: HMS TALBOT arrived.

3.40pm: HMW PICKLE arrived.

5.50pm: PICKLE left.


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26 April 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

5.04am: HMS TALBOT left.

8.35am: HMHS EBANI anchored.

Discharged .45 ammunition fillers and belts to HMS Vengeance.

Sent to RN Barracks 12 pdr battery boxes, circuits and pistol grips.

4.0pm: TALBOT returned.

4.15pm: HMW FLY arrived.

4.30pm: EBANI left.

7.30pm: HMW PICKLE left.


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27 April 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

In am: Watering ship and painting.

3.0pm: HMW PICKLE anchored.

4.08pm: HMS VENGEANCE weighed and proceeded.


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28 April 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

3.25am: HMS TALBOT weighed and proceeded.

7.20am: Coaling, received 44 tons.


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29 April 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

Tested lifebuoys, watered.

6.30pm: HMS CHALLENGER weighed and proceeded.


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30 April 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

12.45am: HMAS PIONEER arrived.

10.10am: One rating from Echo joined for HMS Hyacinth.

11.12am: HMS CHALLENGER arrived.

12.50pm: One rating joined for passage to Hyacinth.

4.0pm: Weighed and proceeded, courses Northerly.


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LOGS FOR MAY 1916

(East Africa Patrols)


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Cover, Adm.53/62877. Signed by Buchan Liddell, navigating officer.

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Dated 7th June 1916, signed by Cdr Boyes.

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Instrument page, no change.


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1 May 1916

At sea to Mazine I.(?) (Unable to place this, Ed.)

Lat -4.7, Long 39.6 (Approx. - Noon position not recorded)

2.20am: Ras Kegomacha Lt N69E.

2.38am: Challenged by HMS HYACINTH.

6.30am: Closed Hyacinth and sent seaboat for provisions.

12.20pm: Altered course to inspect dhow.

2.40pm: Took dhow in tow.

3.15pm: Anchored off Mazine I.


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2 May 1916

At sea to Fungu Nyama.

Lat -4.8, Long 39.4 (Approx. - Noon position not recorded)

7.0am: Weighed and proceeded, dhow in tow.

9.30am: Slipped dhow.

3.05pm: Anchored off Fungu Nyama.

4.45pm: Sent .45 Maxim guns to HMWs Rattler and Salamander, received one .303 from Rattler. (An armed whaler purchased in Durban, formerly Splint and later renamed Prattler.)


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3 May 1916

Fungu Nyama to Mwamba Wamba.

Lat -4.9, Long 39.28

12.05am: HMW SALAMANDER left.

8.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.15am: Anchored off Mwamba Wamba.


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4 May 1916

Mwamba Wamba to Fungu Nyama.

Lat -4.9, Long 39.2 (Approx. - Noon position not recorded)

6.30am: Weighed and proceeded. Broke two capstan bars.

10.30am: Stopped, sent boat to HMS HYACINTH for provisions.

4.20pm: Anchored off Fungu Nyama.


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5 May 1916

Fungu Nyama to Mwamba Wamba.

Lat -5.0, Long 39.2 (Approx. - Noon position not recorded)

8.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

In am: Gun crews at target practice with 1” aiming rifle.

2.10pm: Anchored off Mwamba Wamba.


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6 May 1916

Mwamba Wamba, on patrol and return.

Lat -4.9, Long 39.2 (Approx. - Noon position not recorded)

7.30am: Weighed and proceeded, courses various.

9.40am: Stopped and sent boat to HMS HYACINTH.

10.30am: Hoisted boat and proceeded S31W.

4.45pm: Sent boat to HMW RATTLER with mail and rating for hospital.

5.45pm: Anchored off Mwamba Wamba.


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7 May 1916

Mwamba Wamba to Fungu Nyama and Kisiti I.

Lat -5.0, Long 39.2 (approx.)

6.15am: Weighed and proceeded.

7.45am: HMS CHALLENGER anchored.

7.55am: Anchored off Fungu Nyama.

10.0am: Received provisions, .303 ammunition and six casks from HMW Pickle.

11.30am: Weighed and proceeded..

2.55pm: Anchored off Kisiti I.


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8 May 1916

Kisiti I. to Gaze Bay.

Lat -4.6, Long 39.5 (Approx. - Noon position not recorded)

6.10am: Weighed and proceeded.

In am: Instruction classes, sight setting drills and exercised general fire and collision stations.

11.40am: Stopped and sent letters to HMW PICKLE.

4.0pm: One rating joined from HMW FLY.

5.35pm: Anchored in Gaze Bay.


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9 May 1916

Gaze Bay to Kilindini.

Lat -4.2, Long 39.7 (Approx. - Noon position not recorded)

9.35am: Weighed and proceeded..

1.45pm: Anchored, Kilindini.

2.10pm: Two ratings joined ship from HMS Armadale Castle for HMS Challenger.

2.35pm: One rating discharged to hospital.


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10 May 1916

Kilindini and at sea.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

In am: Coaling ship, 84 tons.

One rating joined for HMS Challenger.

5.10pm: Weighed and proceeded, courses Southerly.


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11 May 1916

At sea to Kisiti I. and at sea.

Lat -4.7, Long 39.4

3.20am: Ras Kegomacha Lt S12W.

7.20am: Boat from HMS CHALLENGER alongside for provisions.

11.40am: Anchored off Kisiti I.

11.45am: Sent four ratings to Challenger.

12.30pm: Weighed and proceeded, courses SW’ly.


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12 May 1916

On patrol to Fungu Nyama.

Lat -5.43, Long 39.0 (Approx. - Noon position not recorded)

10.30am: Inspected Pangani Bay.

11.05am: Proceeded N20E.

2.53pm: Anchored off Fungu Nyama.


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13 May 1916

Fungu Nyama to Kilindini.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

5.30am: Weighed and proceeded, anchor came up without stock.

12.35pm: Anchored, Kilindini.


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14 May 1916

Kilindini and at sea.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

Coaling from lighter, 40 tons.

Surgeon Macdonall relieved surgeon CS Sprague.

5.15pm: Weighed and proceeded, courses Southerly.


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15 May 1916

At sea.

Lat -5.0, Long 39.4 (Approx. - Noon position not recorded)

Courses Southerly throughout the day.

2.55am: Kegomacha Lt S7W.

8.47am: Ras Kegomacha Lt East 1.5 miles.

3.0pm: Matumbe abeam (possibly Makatumbe).

8.28pm: Mwana Mwana Lt S24E 1.6 miles

10.25pm: Mangopane Lt abeam 1.1 miles.


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16 May 1916

At sea to Shungumbili I.

Lat -6.6, Long 39.3 (Approx. - Noon position not recorded)

1.45am: Chumbe Lt abeam 1 mile.

2.45am: Passed HMS PIONEER steering North.

6.15am: Makatumbe Lt abeam 6 miles.

3.15pm: Niororo I. abeam 1.6 miles.

4.15pm: Anchored off Shungumbili.


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17 May 1916

Shungumbili I. and on patrol.

Lat -8.0, Long 39.6

6.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

Courses Southerly throughout the day.

11.50am: Ras Kisimani abeam.


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18 May 1916

On patrol to Tirene Bay.

Lat -8.0, Long 39.6

11.10am: Tutia abeam, courses various inside Mange reef.

1.45pm: Anchored in Tirene Bay.

5.35pm: SS BARJORA anchored.

6.0pm: One rating joined ship.

Received provisions and mails from Barjora for fleet.


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19 May 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.87, Long 39.66

5.10am: Discharged one rating to SS Barjora for hospital.

5.40am: BARJORA left.

In am: Coaling from collier.

2.20pm: One stoker rating to HMW Rattler.

4.0pm: HMS VENGEANCE anchored.

5.10pm: RATTLER proceeded


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20 May 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.87, Long 39.66

In am: Received from HMS Vengeance four drill cartridges and 7 ‘pan’ c holders (?).

2.15pm: HMW SALAMANDER anchored.


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21 May 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.87, Long 39.66

4.45am: HMS SEVERN made fast to collier.

9.45am: Admiral visited ship.

4.50pm: One rating left ship for HMS Vengeance.

5.15pm: Weighed and proceeded alongside collier for water.

5.50pm: One rating joined ship from HMS Hyacinth.


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22 May 1916

Tirene Bay and at sea.

Lat -8.5, Long 39.5 (estimate)

5.25am: One rating left for hospital.

5.50am: Cast off and proceeded.

Courses Southerly all day.

1.30pm: Jewe Reef.

4.0pm: Passed HMWs RATTLER and SALAMANDER at anchor in Rukyira Bay.


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23 May 1916

Southern Patrol.

Lat -10.2, Long 40.2

6.45am: Sent boat to HMS CHALLENGER.

9.55am: Anchored.

10.45am: Weighed.

11.45am: Anchored off reef near Ras Sangamku. Standing by to search for HMS Manica’s kedge.

12.45pm: Weighed Manica’s kedge and proceeded to Mikindani Bay.

2.25pm: Made fast to Manica, transferred kedge.

3.50pm: CHALLENGER anchored.

6.15pm: Weighed and proceeded, courses Southerly.


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24 May 1916

At sea to Rovuma Bay and at sea.

Lat -10.4, Long 40.5 (Approx. - Noon position not recorded)

2.10pm: Anchored in Rovuma Bay, Portugese OOG (Officer of the Guard) visited. Captain paid official visit to Portugese man o' war.

5.55pm: Weighed and proceeded N40E.

7.40pm: Altered course to SE’ly.


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25 May 1916

On patrol, at Rovuma Bay and on patrol.

Lat -10.4, Long 40.5

5.0am: Altered course to NW.

11.20am: Anchored, Rovuma Bay

3.25pm: Weighed and proceeded.

4.10pm: Met HMS VENGEANCE.

4.15pm: Picked up pontoon raft from Vengeance and towed same to Rovuma.

6.20pm: Handed over raft to Portuguese and proceeded, courses Northerly.


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26 May 1916

On patrol, at Rovuma Bay and on patrol.

Lat -10.4, Long 40.5

2.0am: Altered course to SE.

10.0am: Anchored, Rovuma Bay.

6.10pm: Weighed and proceeded, courses Northerly.


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27 May 1916

On patrol, at Rovuma Bay and on patrol.

Lat -10.4, Long 40.5

9.45am: Anchored in Rovuma Bay.

6.0pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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28 May 1916

On patrol.

Lat -10.2, Long 40.2

7.50am: Sent cutter away to HMS CHALLENGER for provisions.

9.02am: Seaboat away to HMS MANICA, returned with bag.

Proceeded to Shangani Shoal.

10.0am: Anchored on shoal.

5.10pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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29 May 1916

On patrol.

Lat -10.2, Long 40.2 (Approx. - Noon position not recorded)

10.0am: Ship circling off Mgau Mwani.

10.45am: Proceeded for Mikindani.

1.30pm: Sent boat to HMS CHALLENGER for provisions.

2.0pm: Anchored, Shangani Shoal.

5.20pm: Weighed and proceeded..

7.0pm: Fired three rounds from B4 at light on shore.

8.40pm: Fired one round 12 pdr at light on shore.


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30 May 1916

On patrol.

Lat -10.1, Long 40.0 (Approx. - Noon position not recorded)

9.0am: Towed target for HMS CHALLENGER firing practice.

11.20am: Sent seaboat to HMS MANICA.

1.30pm: Anchored on Nymphe shoal.

5.50pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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31 May 1916

On patrol.

Lat -10.2, Long 40.2

3.0am: Fired two rounds 12 pdr at light on shore.

3.22am: Ship appeared to be losing way through water.

3.25pm: Ship grounded.

Engines full astern and full ahead. No movement of ship.

4.0am: Sounded 2 fathoms aft and 9 feet just abaft the bridge. Tide falling fast.

5.0am: Called away cutter and laid out kedge anchor on port quarter.

9.20am. Dead low water, dry forward, 2 feet aft.

Ship’s position Ras Sangamku S24.5E 1.4 miles.

9.40am: Tide rising.

10.15am: HMS CHALLENGER anchored.

1.10pm: Wire secured from Challenger.

2.10pm: Ship came off easily, very little strain on hawsers. Weighed kedge.

3.55pm: Whaler returned from HMS TALBOT with fruit.

6.0pm: Proceeded.


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LOGS FOR JUNE 1916

(East Africa Patrols)


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Cover, Adm 53/62878, signed by Act. Lt Liddell.

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Dated 6th July 1916, signed by Cdr Boyes.

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Instrument page, no changes.


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1 June 1916

On patrol to Kiswere and at sea.

Lat -9.4, Long 39.6

8.0am: Anchored, Kiswere.

5.15pm: Weighed and proceeded, courses Northerly.


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2 June 1916

At sea to Tirene Bay.

Lat -8.1, Long 39.6 (estimate)

7.30am: Sighted HMS LACONIA.

8.45am: Okuza Island, WNW.

11.40am: Mange Beacon.

2.20pm: Made fast to collier Clifton Hall in Tirene bay.


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3 June 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.87, Long 39.66

Coaling, received 140 tons.

5.50am: HMW RATTLER left.

3.0pm: Cast off and proceeded, courses Southerly.


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4 June 1916

On patrol.

Lat -9.2, Long 39.8 (Approx. - Noon position not recorded)

Courses Southerly all day.

8.40am: Received from HMW RATTLER baskets of fruit for HMS Talbot.

4.0pm: Stopped off Mchinga Bay in company with TALBOT.

5.30pm: Proceeded.


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5 June 1916

On patrol.

Lat -10.2, Long 40.2

10.0am: Anchored, Shangani shoal.

6.0pm: Weighed and proceeded course N1E.


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6 June 1916

On patrol.

Lat -10.2, Long 40.2

5.0am: Various courses making Mikindani.

10.10am: Anchored, Shangani shoal.

6.0pm: Weighed and proceeded, course N4W.


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7 June 1916

On patrol.

Lat -10.0, Long 39.7

10.05am: Anchored in Lindi Bay.

6.0pm: Weighed and proceeded course N70E.


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8 June 1916

On patrol.

Lat -10.3, Long 40.2

9.10am: HMS TALBOT anchored.

9.30am: Anchored, Mikindani harbour (vide log of Talbot).

6.10pm: Weighed and proceeded course N2E.


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9 June 1916

On patrol.

Lat -10.2, Long 40.2

11.0am: Anchored, Shangani Shoal.

6.10pm: Weighed and proceeded, courses Northerly.


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10 June 1916

On patrol.

Lat -10.2, Long 40.2

10.05am: Anchored, Shangani Shoal.

6.0pm: Weighed and proceeded, course N6E.


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11 June 1916

On patrol.

Lat -10.2, Long 40.2

4.30am: Looked into Mikindani Bay.

7.50am: Anchored, Shangani Shoal.

8.0pm: Weighed and proceeded, course N8E.


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12 June 1916

On patrol.

Lat -10.2, Long 40.2

5.0am: Courses various making Mikindani.

7.20am: Anchored Shangani Shoal.

8.0pm: Weighed and proceeded, course N8E.


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13 June 1916

On patrol.

Lat -10.2, Long 40.4 (Approx. - Noon position not recorded)

9.15am: Anchored Shangani Shoal.

9.30am: Boat from HMS TALBOT with provisions.

10.10am: Weighed and proceeded..

3.0pm: Inspected Rovuma Bay.


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14 June 1916

On patrol.

Lat -10.7, Long 40.6 (approx.)

8.33am: Cape Delgado LH North.

9.45am. Anchored, C Delgado N65½E, 7.2 miles.

4.20pm: Weighed and proceeded, courses Northerly.

5.30pm: A/c NNE ship rolling very violently in confused SE sea.


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15 June 1916

On patrol.

Lat -9.8, Long 39.9 (Approx. - Noon position not recorded)

3.50am: Sighted HMS’ CHALLENGER and HYACINTH.

6.30am: Sent boat to Hyacinth.

4.45pm: Kilwa I. West 5 miles.


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16 June 1916

On patrol and in Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.87, Long 39.66

7.15am: Tutia North 0.25miles.

8.35am: HMWs PICKLE and FLY passed to SW.

10.30am: Made fast to collier Virent in Tirene Bay. Coaling, 130 tons.

4.30pm: Cast off and proceeded, courses Northerly.

6.40pm: Niororo I. abeam 2.5 miles.


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17 June 1916

At sea to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

6.15am: Pungume I. abeam 1 mile.

9.15am: Anchored, Zanzibar.

Discharged one seedie boy to native hospital.


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18 June 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

Sunday routine.

3.45pm: HMW CHARON anchored. (An armed whaler purchased in Durban, ex Eclair.)

10.0pm: HMS MANICA anchored.


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19 June 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

2.10pm: HMW STYX arrived.

3.30pm: HMFM TRENT arrived.

4.50pm: HMS SEVERN anchored.

5.30pm: STYX left.


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20 June 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

2.30am: HMS MANICA proceeded.

7.15am: HMW STYX anchored.

11.30am: Received stores from HMFM Trent.


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21 June 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

Painting. Dismounted and remounted after 4” gun.


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22 June 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

Painting. Remounted fore 4” gun.


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23 June 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

10.30am: HMW RATTLER anchored.

2.30pm: RATTLER left.

3.40pm: HMS CHALLENGER anchored.

5.30pm: HMS MANICA sailed.


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24 June 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

One seedie boy discharged as medically unfit.

2.14pm: Received provisions from HMS Himalaya.

2.50pm: Flagship (HMS Vengeance) anchored.


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25 June 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

5.35am: HMW STYX left.

3.35pm: HMW CHILDERS anchored.


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26 June 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

9.40am: HMW SALAMANDER anchored.

3.0pm: HMW ECHO anchored.

4.35pm: HMS CHALLENGER and SALAMANDER left.


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27 June 1916

Zanzibar and at sea.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

8.0am: Flagship (HMS Vengeance) weighed and proceeded.

Coaling from lighter, 32 tons.

Six askaris boarded for passage.

3.10pm: One rating returned from hospital.

5.15pm: Weighed and proceeded, courses Northerly.


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28 June 1916

At sea to Kwale Bay.

Lat -5.0, Long 39.3

8.15am: Anchored off Ulenge LH, S75W 6.5 cables.

9.05am: Sent six askaris to HMS Talbot.

2.0pm: Steam cutter assisting Talbot to survey shoal.


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29 June 1916

On patrol.

Lat -5.3, Long 39.1

5.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.0am: Anchored off Fungu Tongone.

11.25am: HMW STYX weighed.

5.10pm: Weighed kedge and dropped port bower.


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30 June 1916

On patrol.

Noon position not recorded.

8.30am: Weighed and proceeded course S36W.

11.30am: Anchored off Hut(?) I. N40E 4 miles.


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LOGS FOR JULY 1916

(East Africa Patrols)


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Front cover. Adm 53/62879, signed by Buchan Liddell, navigating officer.

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Hand written note to the effect that the log of HMS Thistle for August 1916 has not been received at Deptford.

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Record, crossed out, showing the number of mines laid by vessel “The Norman” in July 1918.

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Dated 6th August 1916, signed by Cdr Boyes.

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Instrument page, no change.


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1 July 1916

On patrol.

Lat -5.5, Long 39.1

9.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.20am: Anchored off Maziwi I.


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2 July 1916

Maziwi I. and at sea.

Lat -5.5, Long 39.1

8.05pm: Weighed and proceeded, various courses.


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3 July 1916

At sea to Mansa Bay and Ulenge LH.

Lat -5.0, Long 39.2

1.55am: Ras Kegomacha Lt N45E.

7.30am: Stopped off Ulenge LH, embarking troops for passage from HMS TALBOT’s cutter.

7.50am: Proceeded.

8.35am: Anchored in Mansa Bay.

9.25am: Landed troops.

12.55pm: HMW STYX anchored.

4.45pm. Landing party returned, hoisted all boats and proceeded.

6.30pm: Disembarked troops to Talbot off Ulenge LH.

6.55pm: Anchored.


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4 July 1916

Kwale Bay and Mansa Bay.

Lat -5.0, Long 39.3

7.15am: HMS SEVERN anchored in Kwale Bay. Sent away whaler for provisions.

11.35am: Motor boat, officer and crew attached from Severn.

3.15pm: Weighed and proceeded into Kwale Bay and anchored.

4.40pm: Embarked native troops, weighed and proceeded to Mansa Bay.

5.50pm: Anchored, Mansa Bay.


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5 July 1916

Kwale Bay and at sea.

Lat -5.0, Long 39.3 (approx.)

2.50am: Steam cutter left ship to take up position at entrance to bay.

5.31am: HMS TALBOT and SS BARJORA anchored

5.35am: Shifted anchorage.

7.0am: Landed native troops.

10.26am: Weighed and proceeded.

12.15pm: Ulenge Pt N36W(t).

Courses Southerly in pm.

10.20pm: Mungopani Lt abeam 0.4 miles.


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6 July 1916

At sea to Zanzibar and at sea.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

12.30am: Anchored off Zanzibar.

6.30am: Weighed and proceeded alongside collier August Belmont.

Coaling, received 64 tons.

11.10am: Cast off to anchor.

2.30pm: Two ratings joined from hospital.

4.05pm: HMW PRATTLER (formerly Rattler) weighed and proceeded.

5.40pm: Weighed and proceeded, courses Northerly.


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7 July 1916

At sea to Mansa, Kwale and Tanga Bays and to Fungu Tongone.

Lat -5.0, Long 39.1

2.20am: Ras Kegomacha Lt N50E.

7.39am: Entered Mansa Bay.

Sent provisions to Flag and HMS Manica.

8.27am: Proceeded to Kwale Bay.

9.20am: Proceeded to Tanga Bay.

10.20am: Entered Tanga Bay and anchored.

11.15am: Received damaged seaplane from HMS Talbot.

12.15pm: MANICA anchored.

Discharged one rating to Manica for passage to HMS Severn.

2.20pm: Weighed and proceeded.

5.30pm: Anchored off Fungu Tongone.

5.35pm: Read warrant No 12.


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8 July 1916

Fungu Tongone to Tanga Bay.

Lat -5.3, Long 39.1

9.10am. Weighed and proceeded thro’ channel West of Kitanga Reef, least water 4 fathoms.

10.45am: Turned ship off Pangani.

11.35am: Anchored off Fungu Tongone N41E 4.75miles.

2.08pm: HMW CHARON anchored.

2.30pm: Weighed and proceeded..

7.0pm: Anchored on Flagship in Tanga Bay.

9.0pm: Received mails from HMS’ Severn, Talbot and Flag.


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9 July 1916

Tanga Bay to Kilindini.

Lat -4.4, Long 39.7 (Approx. - Noon position not recorded)

5.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.10am: Chale Pt N51W.

2.10pm: Anchored, Kilindini harbour.

One seedie boy discharged to hospital.


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10 July 1916

Kilindini and at sea.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

In am: Coaling from lighter.

11.40am: Weighed and proceeded, courses Northerly.

10.10pm: Lat 2 43S, Long 40 39E.

11.02pm: Lat 2 38S, Long 40 47E.


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11 July 1916

At sea to Kisimayu (now Kismayo, Somalia).

Lat -1.3, Long 41.9 (Approx. - Noon position not recorded)

3.40pm: Anchored off Kisimayu.

4.10pm: Landed Kisimayu mails.


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12 July 1916

Kisimayu.

Lat -0.38, Long 42.54

7.0am: Running lines of soundings from SS Tuna.

10.0am: Shifted anchorage to 2 cables from Tuna.

11.59am: Commenced towing with 3.5” wire.

12.27pm: Towing wire carried away.


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13 July 1916

Kisimayu.

Lat -0.38, Long 42.54

3.0pm: SS DUPLEX anchored.


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14 July 1916

Kisimayu.

Lat -0.38, Long 42.54

In am. Laid out position buoys and shifted to new berth.

Read warrant No 13.

2.50pm: Commenced towing in company with Duplex, tow rope parted, Tuna’s head having moved 6 pts.


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15 July 1916

Kisimayu.

Lat -0.38, Long 42.54

2.15am: Duplex keeping strain on towing wire to keep Tuna in position.

9.0am: Low water.

Hands veering cable and running away towing wires.

2.30pm: Commenced towing.

2.50pm: 3.5” wire parted. Continued to tow with 2.5”.

4.05pm: Ceased towing, water falling fast.


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16 July 1916

Kisimayu.

Lat -0.38, Long 42.54

3.25am: Duplex keeping strain on towing wire to keep Tuna in position.

6.20am: Moved to new anchorage to give more direct tow.

2.50pm: Commenced to tow.

4.05pm: Tuna came off, stopped engines.

4.50pm: All hawsers aboard.


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17 July 1916

Kisimayu and at sea towards Zanzibar.

Lat -0.5, Long 42.5 (approx.)

9.45am: Weighed and proceeded, then re-anchored, condenser choked with sand.

11.15am: Weighed and proceeded.

In pm: Ship labouring heavily in high confused swell throughout the pm.


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18 July 1916

At sea.

Lat -1.6, Long 41.9

Courses Southerly all day in heavy seas.


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19 July 1916

At sea.

Lat -3.0, Long 40.9

Courses Southerly. Ship rolling very violently at times in high confused swell.


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20 July 1916

At sea.

Lat -4.3, Long 40.1 (Approx. - Noon position not recorded)

Courses Southerly all day.

6.10pm: Ras Kegomacha Lt abeam 3 miles.


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21 July 1916

At sea to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

2.30am: Ras Nungwe Lt S15E.

6.0am: Mungopani Lt abeam 5 cables.

8.30am: Made fast to collier Virent, commenced coaling.

Discharged three ratings and one seedie boy to hospital.

3.45pm: One seedie boy returned from hospital.

4.30pm: Finished coaling, 140 tons.


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22 July 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

5.40am: Sent fire party to HMS Manica.

5.50am: Fire party returned.

6.20am: Cast off to anchor.

9.15am: Discharged mails to HMWs Fly and Pickle.

10.05am: HMS MERSEY anchored.

10.25am: MANICA left.

1.10pm: MERSEY left.


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23 July 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

6.10pm: HMS MANICA anchored.


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24 July 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

5.40am: Sent cutter to HMFM Trent for beef.

6.45am: TRENT sailed.

9.40am: HMWs CHILDERS, ECHO and PICKLE anchored.

11.40am: CHILDERS left.

3.15pm: PICKLE left.


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25 July 1916

Zanzibar to Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.4, Long 39.2 (Approx. - Noon position not recorded)

6.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

3.05pm: Anchored off Dar-es-salaam.


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26 July 1916

Dar-es-salaam to Fungu Yasin and Zanzibar.

Lat -6.6, Long 39.2

9.15am: Weighed and proceeded.

9.40am: Stopped for boat from HMW FLY with fresh meat. Proceeded.

12.30pm: Anchored off Fungu Yasin beacon.

5.45pm: Weighed and proceeded..

8.30pm: Rounded Chumbe Lt 1 mile.

9.45pm: Stopped off naval barracks to receive stores from HMS MANICA.


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27 July 1916

Zanzibar to Mkwaja.

Lat -5.8, Long 38.9

12.01am: Anchored off Mungopani Lt (Zanzibar).

4.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0am: Anchored off Mkwaja village. Sange I. N28E 5 miles.

8.10am: Cleared away all guns. Party landed from HMS Talbot.

1.40pm: Discharged three cases of bombs to Talbot.


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28 July 1916

Mkwaja to Pangani and Maziwi I.

Lat -5.4, Long 39.0

5.45am: Weighed and proceeded, closed HMS TALBOT.

10.40am: Anchored off Pangani.

3.34pm: Man and arm steam cutter, cutter left ship.

5.0pm: Weighed and proceeded.

6.10pm: Anchored off Maziwi I.


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29 July 1916

Maziwi I.

Lat -5.5, Long 39.1

5.05pm: Weighed and proceeded to anchorage.

8.30pm: Anchored, Maziwi I.

Drew fires in steam cutter and hove it up.


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30 July 1916

Maziwi I. to Tanga.

Lat -5.3, Long 39.1 (Approx. - Noon position not recorded)

9.02am: Weighed and proceeded.

9.50am: Took dismasted dhow in tow.

10.20am: Slipped dhow under Maziwi.

3.30pm: Anchored in Tanga inner harbour.

5.35pm: SS BARJORA weighed and proceeded.


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31 July 1916

Tanga.

Lat -5.0, Long 39.1

8.30am: HMW PRATTLER weighed and proceeded.

2.0pm: HMW SALAMANDER weighed and proceeded.


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LOG BOOK FOR AUGUST 1916 MISSING.



LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1916

(East Africa Patrols)


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Cover, Adm. 53/62880, signed by Lt(N) Liddell.

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Dated 7th October 1916, signed by Cdr Boyes.

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Instrument page, no changes.


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1 September 1916

Bagamoyo to Mkwaja Patches.

Lat -6.4, Long 38.9 (Approx. - Noon position not recorded)

7.0am: Received 82 boxes of .303 ammo from HMS Mersey.

8.40am: Received horse lighter from tug Helmuth.

10.20am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.40am: Shaft on steering gear broke, shifted to hand gear.

1.16pm: Mashinga (?) abeam.

2.55pm: Steering gear repaired.

6.0pm: Stopped off Fungu Yasin, transferred lighter to Helmuth.

7.20pm: Anchored on Mkadja Patches(?).


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2 September 1916

To Mbudya I. and at sea.

Lat -6.7, Long 39.3

5.45am: Weighed and proceeded towards Fungu Yasin.

8.35am: Anchored in T berth.

1.15pm: Shifted berth.

9.35pm: Transferred lighter to HMW Styx, weighed and proceeded.


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3 September 1916

To Msasani Bay.

Lat -6.7, Long 39.3

5.50am: Opened fire on road from Dar-es-salaam.

6.20pm: Cease fire, proceeded to Msasani Bay.

8.10am: Anchored, Msasani Bay.


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4 September 1916

Msasani Bay.

Lat -6.7, Long 39.3

5.30am: Flag (HMS Vengeance), HMS HYACINTH and whalers weighed and proceeded.

2.30pm: SS’ MONTROSE, RAJPUT AND TRENT sailed.

5.10pm: Shifted berth closer to shore.

7.40pm: Motor boat from Flagship moored astern.


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5 September 1916

Msasani Bay and at sea.

Lat -6.7, Long 39.3

6.30am: Tug HELMUTH and HMW STYX sailed.

7.30am: HMW CHILDERS anchored.

1.50pm: Weighed and proceeded.

3.20pm: Sent boat to Flag for mails etc.

10.55pm Ras Makumbi Lt S28E.


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6 September 1916

At sea to Tirene Bay and to Jewe Reef.

Lat -7.87, Long 39.66 (approx.)

1.20am: Anchored, Moresby Pt Lt N58E(t).

5.20am: Weighed and proceeded, courses various thro' Barakuni Passage to Tirene.

8.45am: Made fast alongside HMFM Trent in Tirene Bay.

9.0am: Embarked troops.

10.45am: Two ratings joined for hospital.

10.45am: Cast off and proceeded.

3.33pm: Simaya I. abeam.

5.40pm: Anchored off Pumbaru islet.

7.20pm: Weighed and proceeded with HMS MERSEY.

9.0pm: Anchored off West end of Jewe reef.

10:15pm: Landed 50 men with flag picket boat, steamboat, etc.


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7 September 1916

Jewe Reef and off Kilwa Kivinje.

Lat -8.8, Long 39.5

1.40am: Boats returned to ship, leaving cutter onshore damaged.

7.40am: Weighed and closed Flag.

9.20am: Landed troops.

9.50am: Anchored, Ras Miramba N30W 9 cables.

1.30pm: HMS’ MANICA and RINALDO left.

2.35pm: Weighed and went alongside collier, received 68 tons.


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8 September 1916

Kilwa Kivinje.

Lat -8.8, Long 39.5

6.0am: Cast off and anchored off Ras Miramba.


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9 September 1916

Kilwa Kivinje to Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.5

5.30am: Weighed and proceeded, courses various through reefs.

5.40am: Two carpenter ratings joined from Flag.

8.25am: Stopped and sent seaboat to HMS TALBOT.

10.05am: Anchored, Kilwa Kisiwani.

1.30pm: Three officers and 13 men embarked on HMW Prattler under arms.

5:30pm: Naval contingent arrived.


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10 September 1916

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.5

5.30am: James Howes, Seaman RNR, 4905, killed Ras Samarino, GEA.

10.0am: HMW SALAMANDER anchored with landing party and body of AB Howes. Body brought aboard.

4.10pm: Burial service read aboard, funeral party landed.

5.22pm: Native carriers embarked.

5.45pm: Funeral party returned.


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11 September 1916

Kilwa Kisiwani into Rukyira Bay.

Lat -8.9, Long 39.6

10.25am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.18am: Crossed Rukyira Bar.

2.50pm: Anchored near HMS Himalaya.

Transferred contingent and carriers to Himalaya and returned two carpenter ratings to Flag.


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12 September 1916

Rukyira Bay and at sea.

Lat -9.4, Long 39.9

1.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

7.0pm: Closed HMT PRINCESS and followed her into Mikindani Bay.

10.0pm: Stopped to communicate with Princess.

11.30pm: Proceeded.


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13 September 1916

At sea to Mikindani Bay.

Lat -10.3, Long 40.2

12.01am: Sangamku S46E.

5.30am: Cleared away all guns, hands at action stations.

6.30am: Secure.

7.50am: Closed HMT PRINCESS.

9.10am: Hands to action stations entering Mikindani Bay.

9.25am: Anchored Mikindani harbour.

3.0pm: Discharged provisions to Princess.


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14 September 1916

Mikindani.

Lat -10.3, Long 40.2

6.15am: Flag and HMS MANICA weighed.

10.0am: HMWs PICKLE, FLY and ECHO anchored.

3.35pm: ECHO left.

5.20pm: Weighed and made fast alongside SS Barjora.


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15 September 1916

Mikindani to Sudi Bay.

Lat -10.1, Long 40.0

2.45am: Cast off from SS Barjora and proceeded to sea.

5.35am: Action stations, entered Mgau Mwania.

7.20am: Anchored off Sudi.

4.35pm: Weighed and proceeded and anchored off Nymphe shoal.


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16 September 1916

Nymphe Shoal to Lindi Bay.

Lat -10.0, Long 39.7

3.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

5.50am: Entered Lindi Bay. Hands at action stations supporting landing party.

7.30am: Anchored.

8.40am: Shifted berth into deeper water.

11.45am: Shifted berth again.

5.40pm: Weighed and proceeded.

6.0pm: Recalled by Flag.

7.35pm: Anchored off Lindi Town.


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17 September 1916

Lindi to Mikindani Bay.

Lat -10.0, Long 39.7

7.10am: HMW ECHO left.

11.15am: HMW PICKLE anchored.

12.30pm: Weighed and proceeded N30E.

5.40pm: Made fast alongside HMT Princess in Mikindani Bay.

10.36pm: Cast off and proceeded.


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18 September 1916

At sea to Kiswere.

Lat -9.4, Long 39.6

5.0am: Entered Kiswere harbour.

6.30am: Sent boats away to assist landing party.

7.20am: Anchored.

10.30am: Shifted berth to deeper water.

2.30pm: Weighed and proceeded N24E.


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19 September 1916

Kiswere to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.9, Long 39.6 (Approx. - Noon position not recorded)

4.0am: Lat 7 45S, Long 40 10 45E.

9.40am: Ras Kanze LH S82W(t).

3.40pm: Chumbe East 0.75 miles.

4.55pm: Anchored in Zanzibar harbour.


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20 September 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

6.15am: HMW STYX anchored.

7.55am: Flagship anchored.

2.0pm: HMS HYACINTH anchored.

2.20pm: Discharged one rating to hospital.

2.45pm: HMFM TRENT anchored.

2.55pm: HMS HIMALAYA anchored.


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21 September 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

9.45am: Two ratings discharged to hospital.

11.0am: HMS HYACINTH left.

4.50pm: Two ratings joined ship.

6.20pm: Liberty men returned, two absentees.

7.0pm: Absentees returned.


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22 September 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

9.10am: Officers for Court of Enquiry arrived on board.

10.15am: Two RM and one seedie boy discharged to hospital.

11.55am: HMS MERSEY anchored.

11.0pm: HMW SALAMANDER left.


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23 September 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

6.30am: Hands preparing rigging for main top and topgallant mast.

7.40am: HMW PRATTLER sailed.

8.40am: Four spars received from dockyard.

9.0am: Captain attended Court Martial on HMS Himalaya.


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24 September 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

Coaling from lighters, 120 tons.

6.30pm: Two ratings returned from hospital.


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25 September 1916

Zanzibar and at sea.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

6.10am: HMS MERSEY weighed.

9.40am: Four ratings joined from Flagship.

10.20am: Received two bags of mail for HMS Severn and Fly.

11.45am: Two ratings joined from hospital.

11.50am: Weighed and proceeded..

3.50pm: Lat 6 31S, Long 39 28 30E.

5.05pm: Makatumbe LH S13W 13 miles.

11.10pm: Passed HMS MANICA steering North.


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26 September 1916

At sea to Tirene Bay and to Koma I.

Lat -7.87, Long 39.66

2.45am: Moresby Pt Lt S22E(c).

7.55am: Anchored, Tirene Bay.

HMW FLY alongside for stores, provisions and mails for HMS Severn and self.

12.15pm: Weighed and proceeded.

3.50pm: Anchored one mile off Koma I.


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27 September 1916

Koma I. at sea and return.

Lat -7.7, Long 39.5

5.45am: Weighed and proceeded.

Steam cutter and whaler left ship for Kwale I. with Lt Ward RNVR and party.

9.20am: Cleared for action and closed HMS HIMALAYA.

11.40am: Lt Moon and one rating RNAS joined from Himalaya for passage.

1.30pm: Anchored off Koma I.

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28 September 1916

Koma I.

Lat -7.5, Long 39.4

6.40am: Discharged mails to HMW Fly.


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29 September 1916

Koma I. to Kwale I.

Lat -7.4, Long 39.4

8.35am: Weighed and proceeded..

9.50am: Transferred Lt Moon and observer to HMW Echo.

11.10am: Anchored off Kwale I.

11.30am: Sent boat ashore with provisions and eight breakers of water.

3.25pm: Received 22 native troops onboard.


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30 September 1916

Koma I.

Lat -7.5, Long 39.4

1.05am: Landed native troops and RMLI.

2.30am: Boats returned.

7.15am: Weighed and proceeded.

9.07am: Courses various returning to anchorage.

10.12am: Ship grounded on bar.

10.50am: Lowered sailing cutter and laid out kedge.

1.05pm: Weighed kedge.

1.30pm: Anchored.

6.40pm: One signal rating returned from shore.


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LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1916

(East Africa Patrols and to Durban for docking)


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Cover, Adm 53/62881 signed by Buchan M Liddell, Navigating officer.

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Dated 17th November 1916, signed by Cdr Boyes.

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Instrument page, no change.


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1 October 1916

At sea to Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.7, Long 39.6

5.15am: Sent boat away to embark troops.

7.10am: Boats returned with troops.

8.35am: Weighed and proceeded.

1.40pm: Anchored in Tirene Bay.

5.50pm: HMW FLY anchored.

6.45pm: HMS MERSEY anchored.


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2 October 1916

Tirene Bay to Kilwa Kivinje.

Lat -7.0, Long 39.6 (Approx. - Noon position not recorded)

7.10am: HMFM TRENT with C-in-C (RA Charlton, vide log of Trent) anchored.

7.30am: HMW FLY left.

10.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

1.55pm: Okuza I. abeam 6.5 miles.

2.34pm: Simaya I. abeam 0.5 miles.

6.0pm: Anchored off Kilwa Kivinje.


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3 October 1916

Kilwa Kivinje to Mchinga Bay.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.6 (Approx. - Noon position not recorded)

5.30am: Weighed and proceeded into harbour.

8.40am: Entered harbour.

8.55am: Sent seaboat to HMS HYACINTH.

Three stokers joined from Hyacinth and one shipwright. Proceeded out.

1.50pm: Kiswere harbour abeam.

2.08pm: Stopped to communicate with HMS RINALDO, proceeded.

3.0pm: Cleared for action.

5.10pm: Anchored and landed armed party in Mchinga Bay.

6.05pm: Party returned.


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4 October 1916

Mchinga Bay to Lindi.

Lat -10.0, Long 39.7

7.20am: Weighed and proceeded..

10.45am: Anchored, Lindi.

12.15pm: Portuguese OOG onboard.

1.15pm: HMS HIMALAYA weighed and proceeded.


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5 October 1916

Lindi.

Lat -10.0, Long 39.7

9.20am: Hands housing fore and main topmasts.


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6 October 1916

Lindi.

Lat -10.0, Long 39.7

7.30am: HMT PRINCESS anchored.

3.15pm: HMW STYX arrived.


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7 October 1916

Lindi.

Lat -10.0, Long 39.7

11.20am: HMW STYX anchored.

4.30pm: Received one bag of mail from HMT Princess for SNO, Dar-es-salaam.


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8 October 1916

Lindi and at sea.

Lat -10.0, Long 39.7

6.0am: HMW STYX left.

9.05am: Steam cutter and whaler left ship under white flag.

9.45am: STYX returned.

2.0pm: Steam cutter and whaler returned.

5.25pm: Weighed and proceeded.

5.45pm: Discharged one rating to HMT PRINCESS.


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9 October 1916

At sea to Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.5

7.30am: Made fast to collier (probably SS Glencluny) in Kilwa Kisiwani harbour.

Coaling.


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10 October 1916

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.5

2.0pm: Discharged two ratings to SS Glencluny for escort.

3.45pm: Discharged two ratings to HMS Hyacinth.


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11 October 1916

Kilwa Kisiwani and at sea.

Lat -9.2, Long 39.7

5.45am: HMW CHILDERS left.

6.15am: Cast off from collier to anchor.

8.05am: Received mail from Childers.

8.47am: HMS RINALDO anchored.

9.15am: Weighed and proceeded..


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12 October 1916

At sea.

Lat -11.7, Long 40.8

2.0pm: Mercurial barometer broken.

Courses Southerly all day.


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13 October 1916

At sea.

Lat -15.5, Long 40.9

Courses Southerly all day.


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14 October 1916

At sea.

Lat -18.7, Long 39.6

Courses Southerly all day.

6.45pm: Lat 19 41S, Long 39 23E.


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15 October 1916

At sea.

Lat -21.8, Long 40.5

4.55am: *Lat 21 06S Long 110 35E. (Clearly intended to be 40 35E.)

8.0am: Lat 12 35S, Long 40 33E.

4.35pm: Stopped, sent away seaboat.

6.30pm: Hoisted seaboat, proceeded along coast.


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16 October 1916

At sea.

Lat -23.3, Long 38.3

8.0am: Lat 23 09S, Long 38 46 30E.

3.30pm: DR Lat 23 28S, Long 37 45E.


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17 October 1916

At sea.

Lat -25.1, Long 35.1


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18 October 1916

At sea to Lourenço Marques (now Maputo).

Lat -26.0, Long 32.7

6.50am: Entering Delagoa Bay (now Maputo Bay).

9.12am: Anchored to await pilot.

9.30am: Pilot aboard, weighed and proceeded.

10.25am: Fast alongside coal wharf.

2.50pm: Finished coaling, cast off and proceeded.


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19 October 1916

Lourenço Marques and at sea towards Port Natal.

Lat -27.4, Long 33.0

1.25pm: Stopped owing to inability to keep steam with Transvaal coal.

2.30pm: Proceeded.

3.30pm: Lat 27 39S, Long 33 03 45E. (Lat incorrectly 7 39S in log.)

11.0pm: St Lucia Lt abeam 11 miles.


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20 October 1916

At sea to Port Natal (Durban).

Lat -29.7, Long 31.3

5.45am: Port Durnford Lt N50W©.

3.35pm: Pilot boarded, proceeded in.

4.25pm: Fast alongside quay.

Landed four prisoners and escort


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21 October 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

9.45am: Tug fast alongside.

10.05am: Entered floating dock.

11.0am: Ship took blocks.

Hands mustered for monthly payment. General leave to watch for four days.


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22 October 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Sunday routine.


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23 October 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

9.05am: Hands employed getting up cables. (A regular part of drydocking, lowering the anchors with all their chain onto the floor of the dock. Then they are inspected and maintained while another party gets the nasty job of entering the chain locker to clean it out, derust it and paint it. This is often done by local labour or the seedie boys.)


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24 October 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Hands employed cleaning out chain locker.


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25 October 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0


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26 October 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0


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27 October 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

11.59am: Read warrants 16,17,18 and 19.

6.15pm: Prisoners and escort left ship.


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28 October 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

1.25pm: Marine escort returned.


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29 October 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Sunday routine.


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30 October 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

10.30am: One rating discharged to hospital.


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31 October 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

10.45am: Discharged one rating to hospital.

10.0pm: Dockyard men left ship


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LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1916

(Durban dockyard)

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Cover, Adm. 53/62882, signed by Lt Buchan M Liddell, navigating officer.

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Date 16th Jan 1917, signed by Cdr Boyes.

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Instrument page. Barometer, aneroid, S Hicks M.OA 1392. Other instruments as previous.


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1 November 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

11.40am: Left floating dock.


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2 November 1916

Durban

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

10.20am: One rating discharged to hospital.


Page for 3 November missing, possibly missed during scanning.


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4 November 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0


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5 November 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0


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6 November 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Dockyard men onboard. (This phrase covers a multitude of sins. As well as the men, there are cables and hoses everywhere, as the ship is on shore power, nothing is clean by naval standards and the dockyard mateys are invariably a bolshie lot, quite capable of grinding out a fag end on the sacred deck. As they are not in any sense amenable to naval discipline, the slightest offence given will mean that they walk off on strike. Crews in general and first lieutenants in particular hate this period.)


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7 November 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Dockyard men onboard.


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8 November 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Dockyard men onboard.

Coolies shifting coal from bunkers.


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9 November 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Dockyard men onboard.

Received two bags of mail.


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10 November 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Dockyard men onboard.


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11 November 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Dockyard men onboard.

2.0pm: Surgeon Young joined.

5.30pm: One rating to hospital.


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12 November 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Sunday routine.


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13 November 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Dockyard men onboard.


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14 November 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Dockyard men onboard.

10.0am: Received three cases and five packages from railway, eng. and general stores.

1.25pm: HMS HYACINTH anchored.


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15 November 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Dockyard men onboard.


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16 November 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Dockyard men onboard.

Eng. Lt Anderson joined from HMS Hyacinth.

11.50am: Read warrants Nos 20 to 23 and discharged four prisoners to Hyacinth.

2.50pm: Eng. Art. Mr Irvine left to join Hyacinth.


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17 November 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

7.0am: Proceeded into dry dock, with pilot and tug.

9.0am: Dock dry.

9.10am: Four ratings joined from HMS Hyacinth.

10.30am: HYACINTH left.


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18 November 1916

Page incorrectly dated 18th September.

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

12.45am: Dockyard men finished repairs to galley.


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19 November 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Sunday routine.


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20 November 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Dockyard men onboard.


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21 November 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Dockyard men onboard.


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22 November 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Dockyard men onboard.


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23 November 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Dockyard men onboard.


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24 November 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Dockyard men onboard.


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25 November 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Dockyard men onboard.

4.30pm: Two ratings returned from hospital.


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26 November 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Sunday routine.


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27 November 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Dockyard men onboard.

4.05pm: Left dock and tied up to quay.

4.40pm: Received provisions, engineer’s and medical stores.


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28 November 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Dockyard men onboard.


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29 November 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Dockyard men onboard.

Escort and three ratings joined ship.


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30 November 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Dockyard men onboard.

Portuguese cruiser ADAMASTOR arrived.


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LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1916

(Durban dockyard and Kilwa Kisiwani)

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Cover, Adm. 53/62883, signed by Lt(N) Liddell, RNR.

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Dated 16th January, 1917 and signed by Cdr Boyes.

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Instrument page, no changes.


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1 December 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Dockyard men onboard.


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2 December 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Dockyard men onboard.


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3 December 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Painters onboard.


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4 December 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Dockyard men onboard.

In pm: Shifted berth.


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5 December 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0


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6 December 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Dockyard men onboard.


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7 December 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Dockyard men onboard.


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8 December 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Dockyard hands onboard.

in pm: Prisoner and escort left ship.


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9 December 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Dockyard hands onboard.


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10 December 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Dockyard hands onboard.

Sunday routine.


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11 December 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Dockyard hands onboard


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12 December 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Dockyard men onboard

Discharged one seedie boy to hospital.


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13 December 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Dockyard men on board.

Received engineer’s and carpenter’s stores.


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14 December 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Coaling ship, 160 tons.


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15 December 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Dockyard men on board

Shifted berth.

Received from EK Green and Co, four cases whisky, three cases gin, one case Bass ale.


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16 December 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

1.45am: Escort and rating returned from Simonstown.

7.0am: Started steam trial alongside quay.

7.50am: Stopped engines.

3.45pm: Received stores on board.


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17 December 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Started main engine. Dockyard men on board


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18 December 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Dockyard men on board.

9.45am: Proceeded to sea for steam trial.

11.45am: Secured alongside quay.

Received 6 tons of coal.


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19 December 1916

Durban and at sea.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

7.50am: Secured to buoy in mid stream.

10.35am: Two absentees came aboard.

11.10am: Slipped buoy and proceeded.

7.17pm: Durnford light abeam.

9.25pm: Cape St Lucia Lt N25E.


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20 December 1916

At sea.

Lat -27.4, Long 33.4

8.0am: DR Lat 27 30S, Long 33 06E.

8.0pm: DR Lat 26 33S, Long 31 03E.


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21 December 1916

At sea.

Lat -25.7, Long 35.3

4.55am: Stopped starboard engine for adjustments.

6.0pm: Zavora Lt N11E


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22 December 1916

At sea.

Lat -23.3, Long 35.8

11.0pm: C Bazaruto Lt N30W.


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23 December 1916

At sea.

Lat -20.3, Long 35.1

12.30am: C Bazaruto Lt abeam 23 miles app.

1.55pm: Pilot boarded.

3.30pm: Anchored off Beira.

4.55pm: Coaling from lighters, native labour, received 71.8 tons.


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24 December 1916

Beira and at sea towards Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -19.8, Long 34.8

4.0pm: Pilot boarded, weighed and proceeded.

6.20pm: Dropped pilot.


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25 December 1916

At sea.

Lat -18.9, Long 37.0

11.20am: Seedie boy Jai Bin Torbeto died.

2.0pm: Stopped engines for burial of seedie boy Jai Bin Torbeto in Lat 18 46S, Long 37 17E.


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26 December 1916

At sea.

Lat -17.3, Long 39.4

8.0am: Lat 17 34S, Long 39 11E.

6.0pm: Hura I. N31W(m) 12 miles. (Can’t place this one, Ed)


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27 December 1916

At sea.

Lat -15.1, Long 40.8

8.0am: Lat 15 23S, Long 41 00E.


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28 December 1916

At sea.

Lat -12.9, Long 40.9

8.0am: Lat 12 16S, Long 41 00E.


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29 December 1916

At sea.

Lat -10.7, Long 41.0

8.0am: Lat 11 31S, Long 40 09E.


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30 December 1916

At sea to Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.5

8.50am: Anchored, Kilwa Kisiwani.

10.50am: Went alongside collier, coaling, 95 tons.

6.40pm: HMS RINALDO proceeded.


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31 December 1916

Kilwa Kisiwani and at sea.

Lat -8.3, Long 39.6

6.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

5.22pm: Anchored, Shungumbili I. bg 99º, 11.5 miles.


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THE VOYAGES OF HMS THISTLE 1917

JP map Thistle 1917

LOGS FOR JANUARY 1917

(East Africa Patrols)


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Cover, Adm. 53/62884, signed by Lt(N) Liddell, RNR.

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Dated 7th Feb. 1917, signed by Cdr Boyes.

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Instruments, no change.


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1 January 1917

Shungumbili to Hatambu (?) Pt and Koma I.

Lat -7.5, Long 39.4 (approx.)

6.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

9.12am: Anchored, Hatambu Pt S36E(t) 3.25 miles. (Can’t find this location, Ed.)

5.18pm: Weighed and proceeded.

6.15pm: Anchored, West end of Koma I. N46E 1.5 miles.


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2 January 1917

Koma I. to Simba Uranga.

Lat -7.5, Long 39.4

5.30am: HMW ECHO anchored.

1.51pm: ECHO weighed and proceeded.

4.55pm: Weighed and proceeded.

6.30pm: Anchored off Simba Uranga mouth (Rufiji River).


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3 January 1917

Simba Uranga to Niororo I.

Lat -7.6, Long 39.7

8.47am: Weighed and proceeded.

In am: Dropped target for 1” firing practice.

12.10pm: Anchored off Niororo I.

1.50pm: Salamander passed South.

5.0pm: HMS CHALLENGER anchored. Received two bags of mails and provisions.

6.40pm: Read warrant No 25, prisoner and escort left ship.

9.35pm: One sick rating discharged to Challenger.


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4 January 1917

Niororo I. to Koma I.

Lat -7.5, Long 39.4

5.0am: HMS CHALLENGER left.

6.10am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.40am: Anchored off Koma I.

10.15am: HMW ECHO anchored.

5.50pm: HMS MANICA weighed and proceeded.

6.12pm: Shifted anchorage.


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5 January 1917

Koma I.

Lat -7.5, Long 39.4

11.59am: HMS MANICA and HMW CHILDERS anchored.

3.55pm: CHILDERS weighed and proceeded.


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6 January 1917

Koma I. to Niororo I. and Rufiji River.

Lat -7.6, Long 39.6 (approx)

5.45am: Weighed and proceeded.

7.35am: Anchored off North end of Niororo Id.

10.48am: Weighed and proceeded to close HMS HIMALAYA.

11.11am: Proceeded towards Koma I.

1.15pm: Dropped motor boat off Koma I. and proceeded towards Simba Uranga.

3.35pm: Entered main channel of Rufiji River.

5.10pm: Turned ship abreast of Salale vilage in 10’ of water and proceeded back.

5.40pm: Passed entrance.

6.0pm: Turned ship and proceeded back.

6.25pm: Anchored off Illegible Pt.


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7 January 1917

Rufiji Delta to Koma I. and return.

Lat -7.5, Long 39.4

6.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

7.55am: Anchored, Ras Simba Uranga S52W 8.25 miles.

9.15am: Sent away steam cutter manned and armed.

9.45am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.30am: Anchored off Koma Id.

11.15am. HMW CHILDERS anchored.

11.35am: HMW ECHO anchored.

5.30pm: Weighed and proceeded.

6.30pm: Anchored off Simba Uranga mouth.


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8 January 1917

Simba Uranga to Kwale I. and Koma I.

Lat -7.4, Long 39.4

5.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

9.30am: Anchored off Kwale I.

3.25pm: Sent away sailing cutter for landing purposes.

4.45pm: Weighed and proceeded.

6.20pm: Anchored off Koma I.


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9 January 1917

Koma I. to Kwale I and Simba Uranga.

Lat -7.4, Long 39.4

6.25am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0am: Anchored off Kwale I.

8.50am: HMS CHALLENGER arrived.

10.40am: Shifted berth.

12.40pm: HMW FLY anchored.

1.25pm: Shifted berth and received mail from Fly.

5.10pm. Weighed and proceeded.

6.20pm: Anchored off Simba Uranga.


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10 January 1917

Simba Uranga to Ras Fungu and Niororo I.

Lat -8.41, Long 39.31

8.45am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.35am: Anchored, Ras Fungu S65W 1.5 miles. (Now Ras Samanga Fungu.)

3.40pm: Weighed and proceeded.

6.30pm: Made fast alongside collier CRESSINGTON COURT off Niororo I. (vide log of HMS Challenger).


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11 January 1917

Niororo I. to Ras Fungu.

Lat -7.6, Long 39.7

Coaling.

6.27am: HMS HIMALAYA arrived.

7.30am: Discharged two ratings to HMS Challenger for hospital.

9.15am: HMW FLY fast to collier.

11.59am: One interpreter seedie boy joined ship.

2.10pm: Cast off and proceeded.

5.13pm: Anchored Ras Fungu 340.5º 1.4 miles.


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12 January 1917

Ras Fungu.

Lat -8.41, Long 39.31

9.30am: HMW PICKLE anchored.

11.25am: HMW FLY anchored.


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13 January 1917

Ras Fungu.

Lat -8.41, Long 39.31

7.45am: HMW ECHO anchored.

9.20am: HMS MANICA anchored. Received mails.

10.30am: HMW CHILDERS left.

4.30pm: MANICA left.


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14 January 1917

Ras Fungu.

Lat -8.41, Long 39.31

9.45am: HMS MANICA anchored.

4.20pm: MANICA and HMW PICKLE left.


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15 January 1917

Ras Fungu to Simba Uranga.

Lat -8.41, Long 39.31

8.15am: HMS MANICA anchored.

8.30am: HMW PICKLE anchored.

2.40pm: Two officers and 13 askaris embarked.

3.30pm: Weighed and proceeded.

5.40pm: Anchored off mouth of Simba Uranga, 238º 6 miles.


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16 January 1917

Up Rufiji River, then to Koma I. and Kwale I.

Lat -7.5, Long 39.4

2.10am: Officers and askaris left in motor boat.

5.30am: Weighed and proceeded up Rufiji river, cleared for action.

7.20am: Turned ship off Salale.

7.25am: Anchored off Firmin creek, officers and askaris returned.

8.30am: Weighed and proceeded out.

11.05am: Anchored off Koma I.

12.05pm. HMS MANICA and HMW ECHO anchored.

1.55pm: Discharged two ratings to Manica.

2.50pm: Weighed and proceeded.

4.30pm: Anchored off Kwale I.


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17 January 1917

Kwale I. to Dar-es-salaam and Zanzibar.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

5.05am: Two officers and some askaris embarked.

5.15am: Weighed and proceeded.

7.15am: Ras Kanzi LH N6W.

8.39am: Ras Kanzi West 1.5 miles.

9.15am: Observed HMW FLY bound South.

11.04am: Makatumbe LH abeam 6 cables.

11.20am: Anchored off Dar-es-salaam 1 mile from obelisk. Steam pinnace with captain entered harbour.

1.0pm: Received one bag of mail and stores from HMS Challenger.

2.08pm: Weighed and proceeded.

6.05pm: Anchored off Makinzui? pier, Zanzibar.


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18 January 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

8.20am: OOG from HIMS Calabria visited.

11.0am: OOG returned visit to Calabria.

4.30pm: Received engineer’s stores, provisions and ammunition from shore.


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19 January 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

9.0am: Plumber from HMT Princess on board.

10.10am: Captain of HIMS Calabria on board.

11.05am: Read warrant No 26.

11.30am: Provision lighter alongside.


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20 January 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

Coaling.

3.55pm: Received one bag of mails from HMS Himalaya.

5.55pm: HMWs CHARON and STYX left.


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21 January 1917

Zanzibar and at sea towards Lindi.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.5

6.25am. Weighed and proceeded.

9.03am: Pungume Tower N60E(m) 4 miles.

11.0am: Makatumbe LH S23W(m) 7 miles.

5.30pm: Moresby Pt LH S7.5E(m).

8.0pm: Moresby Pt Lt abeam 5 miles.

10.0pm: Passed HMW PICKLE bound North.


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22 January 1917

At sea to Lindi Bay.

Noon position not recorded.

11.0am: HMS RINALDO passed bound North.

3.30pm: Mchinga Bay abeam.

5.25pm: Anchored off Ras Runghi in Lindi Bay.


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23 January 1917

Lindi Bay to Mikindani Bay and return.

Noon position not recorded.

2.15am: Weighed and proceeded.

7.20am: Anchored in Mikindani Bay.

9.10am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.14am: Ras Sangamku S46E.

2.0pm: Anchored in Lindi River.

4.30pm: HMS TALBOT anchored.


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24 January 1917

Lindi River.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72


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25 January 1917

Lindi River.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

3.30pm: Landed marines.

6.25pm: HMWs PRATTLER and SALAMANDER anchored.

6.40pm: Marines returned onboard.


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26 January 1917

Lindi up river and return.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

4.35am: Cleared for action.

5.10am: Adjutant of WIR boarded. (West Indian regiment)

5.45am: Weighed and proceeded up river.

Heavy mist from hills obscuring sea plane and party, lookout tower unable to report.

6.40am: Turned ship, five shots from Mweka? gun falling short.

7.25am: Anchored.


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27 January 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

8.40am: HMW PRATTLER anchored.

9.30am: PRATTLER left.

10.40am: HMW SALAMANDER left.


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28 January 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

10.45am: HMS TALBOT anchored.

Discharged two ratings to hospital via Talbot.

11.40am: TALBOT left.


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29 January 1917

Lindi and at sea.

Lat -9.9, Long 39.8

5.30am: Weighed, signal from shore saying attack developing, so re-anchored.

10.10am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.12am: Ras Banura N88W 2 miles.

3.0pm: Passed HMS MANICA Southbound.

6.30pm: Passed HMS CHALLENGER Southbound.


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30 January 1917

At sea to Tirene Bay and Salim Bank.

Lat -7.84, Long 39.71

3.40am: Moresby Pt Lt N15W 17 miles.

5.42am: Moresby Pt Lt S78W(t) 1.3 miles.

6.50am: Steering gear jammed with 10º port helm on at entrance to Barakuni Passage.

8.45am: Made fast to collier in Tirene Bay, coaling.

11.05am: HMW CHARON anchored.

3.40pm: Cast off and proceeded.

4.30pm: Anchored off Salim Bank.


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31 January 1917

Salim Bank to Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -8.7, Long 39.6 (approx)

6.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

9.22am: Okuza I. S48W(m) 4 miles.

11.09am: Fanjove S48W(m) 6.5 miles.

3.15pm: Anchored, Kilwa Kiswani.


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LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1917

(East Africa Patrols)


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Cover, Adm 53/62885, signed by Lt (N) Liddell, RNR.

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Dated 4th April 1917, signed by Cdr Boyes.

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Aneroid barometer, Kelvin and White, other instruments not recorded.


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1 February 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -8.97, Long 39.55

3.55pm: HMW CHILDERS anchored.

4.15pm: Military escort on board to await HMS Talbot, same arrived, escort transferred.

5.20pm: TALBOT, CHILDERS and HMW PRATTLER sailed.


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2 February 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani and at sea.

Lat -8.9, Long 39.6

10.0am: Weighed and closed ferry.

10.37am: Proceeded.

11.20am: Stopped and sent boat to HMW SALAMANDER.

11.45am: Proceeded. Ras Matuso N19W(m) 2.9 miles.

5.15pm: Passed SS PEMBA.

6.10pm: Ras Kipakoni S88W 5.25 miles.


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3 February 1917

Patrolling.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.6

9.30am: Anchored off Castle islet.

5.0pm: Weighed and proceeded.

6.0pm: Ras Matuso N18W(m) 2.1 miles.


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4 February 1917

Patrolling.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.6

5.45am: Lat 8 43S, Long 39 41E

7.20am: Anchored, N36W to Castle, Kilwa Kisiwani.

1.10pm: Observed HMT HUNTSCLIFF.

5.19pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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5 February 1917

At sea to Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -8.97, Long 39.55

2.25am: Steering gear jammed on starboard helm.

7.45am: Stopped, communicated with HMW PICKLE.

12.05pm: Anchored off ferry pier, Kilwa Kisiwani.,


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6 February 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani and at sea.

Lat -8.97, Long 39.55

5.0pm: Weighed and proceeded, course N45E.


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7 February 1917

At sea to Kilwa Kisiwani and at sea.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.6

7.50am: Anchored, Castle S49W(m) 2.5 cables, Kilwa Kisiwani.

5.15pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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8 February 1917

At sea to Kilwa Kisiwani and at sea.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.6

6.45am: Closed HMT HUNTSCLIFF.

9.0am: Steering gear jammed hard starboard.

9.15am: Anchored, Kilwa Kisiwani.

4.0pm: HMW CHILDERS anchored.

5.0pm: Weighed and proceeded, courses Northerly.


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9 February 1917

At sea to Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.6

8.10am: Anchored, Kilwa Kisiwani.

12.15pm: HMT HUNTSCLIFF left.


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10 February 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.6

Entries for pm almost illegible, a steam ship left at about 1.50pm and Thistle left at about 5.40pm.


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11 February 1917

Patrolling and at Lindi.

Noon position not recorded.

In am: Patrolling.

Entries for pm almost illegible, but appears to have anchored about 5.0pm in Lindi harbour.


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12 February 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

6.50am: HMW FLY anchored.

3.10pm: FLY left.


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13 February 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

7.10am: HMS TALBOT anchored.


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14 February 1917

Lindi to Kilwa Kisiwani.

Noon position not recorded.

6.35am: HMS RINALDO anchored.

7.10am: Weighed and proceeded.

2.15pm: Made fast to collier POLVENA, Kilwa Kisiwani.


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15 February 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.6

5.30am: Coaling.

7.15am: HMT Princess cast off from collier to anchor.

10.30am: HMW PICKLE arrived.

11.30am: Finished coaling, 110 tons.

2.35pm: HMW FLY anchored.

4.10pm: HMW CHILDERS anchored.

6.15pm: PRINCESS left.


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16 February 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.6

4.30am: HMW FLY left.

5.0pm: Landed bathing party.


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17 February 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.6

4.30pm: Cast off from collier and anchored.

Landed bathing party.


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18 February 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani and at sea.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.6

7.20am: Sent one interpreter and provisions to HMS Minerva.

9.0am: HMW FLY arrived, discharged mails and left.

6.0pm: Weighed and proceeded, course N23E.


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19 February 1917

At sea to Niororo I. and at sea.

Lat -7.6, Long 39.7

8.0am: Anchored off Niororo I.

10.10am: HMS MERSEY left.

12.45pm: SALAMANDER anchored.

6.10pm: Weighed and proceeded.

9.33pm: Moresby Pt abeam 6 miles.


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20 February 1917

At sea to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

12.40am: Signalled SS LINTON GRANGE steering North.

12.50pm: Anchored in Zanzibar harbour.

1.35pm: Discharged one rating from HMW Pickle and two seedies to hospital.


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21 February 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

10.0am: Discharged two ratings to hospital.

11.30am: Received stores for HMS TALBOT.


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22 February 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

11.59am: Canteen manager and all stores? left ship.

8.40pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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23 February 1917

At sea to Niororo I. and at sea.

Lat -7.6, Long 39.7

5.45am: Ras Kanzi LH WbyN(c) 7 miles app.

10.10am: Anchored off Niororo I.

10.30am: Discharged stores and provisions to HMWs Salamnder and Prattler.

11.55am: STYX hove to and sent provisions to her.

1.20pm: SALAMANDER sailed.

4.15pm: PRATTLER left.

6.0pm: Weighed and proceeded.

Most of pm illegible, water damage.


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24 February 1917

At sea to Barakuni I. and at sea.

Lat -7.6, Long 39.7

7.45am: Anchored off Barakuni I.

6.0pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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25 February 1917

At sea to Niororo I.

Lat -7.6, Long 39.7

2.35am: Various courses inspecting ships.

12.08pm: Anchored off Niororo I.

3.25pm: HMW CHILDERS anchored. Discharged mosquito nets to her.

6.15pm: CHILDERS left.


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26 February 1917

Niororo I. and at sea.

Lat -7.6, Long 39.7

6.0pm: Weighed and proceeded.

9.25pm: Moresby Pt abeam.

11.06pm: Sighted HMHS DELTA. (P & O liner Delta, both before and after the war.)


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27 February 1917

At sea to Niororo I. and on Moresby Pt patrol.

Lat -7.6, Long 39.7

5.30am: Sighted HMT PRINCESS.

6.0am: Stopped and communicated.

11.15am: Anchored, Niororo I.

11.30am: Discharged mails and provisions to HMS Mersey, HMW Salamander and HMW Childers.

1.10pm: CHILDERS left.

6.15pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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28 February 1917

Moresby Point Patrol.

Lat -7.6, Long 39.7

2.30am: Various courses inspecting steamer.

7.20am: Anchored, Niororo I.

6.10pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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LOGS FOR MARCH 1917

(East Africa Patrols and Lindi)


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Cover, Adm. 53/62886, signed by Lt(N) Liddell RNR.

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Dated 21st April 1917, signed by Cdr Boyes.

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1 March 1917

At sea to Zanzibar and towards Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -6.1, Long 39.2

9.40am: Anchored Zanzibar.

Discharged S/Lt Brooke to hospital.

11.25am: One WO rating joined ship.

1.30pm: One rating joined ship from hospital.

2.0pm: Weighed and proceeded.

7.0pm: Sighted and challenged HMS TALBOT.


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2 March 1917

At sea to Kilwa Kisiwani.

Noon position not recorded.

5.0pm: Made fast alongside collier Linton Grange, Kilwa Kisiwani. Received one bag of mails.


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3 March 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani and at sea.

Lat -8.97, Long 39.55

In am: Coaling, 114 tons.

2.10pm: Cast off and proceeded.

5.30pm: Closed CS SHERARD OSBORN, reasons illegible.

10.0pm: Various courses keeping in touch with Sherard Osborn.


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4 March 1917

At sea.

Noon position not recorded.

2.30am: Whaler passed bound South.

4.10am: Closed CS SHERARD OSBORN

11.0am: Keeping in company with Sherard Osborn.

9.40pm: Sherard Osborn proceeded to illegible.

10.0pm: Lat 8 14S, Long 39 56E.


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5 March 1917

At sea to Kilwa Kisiwani and at sea.

Lat -8.97, Long 39.55

9.45am: Anchored, Kilwa Kisiwani and discharged stores to HMS Talbot.

5.40pm: TALBOT weighed and proceeded.

6.0pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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6 March 1917

At sea to Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

7.10am: Anchored, Lindi.


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(From this date to 25th April, Thistle remains quietly anchored with steam up in Lindi Bay, apparently forgotten by the powers that be. Instruction classes, painting ship and bathing parties are the order of the day.)


7 March 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

7.05am: HMS RINALDO left.

7.20am: Shifted berth.

4.35pm: Landed bathing party.

6.55pm: HMW PICKLE anchored.


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8 March 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

4.15am: HMW PICKLE left.


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9 March 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

8.20am: HMW PICKLE anchored.

10.0am: PICKLE weighed and proceeded.

6.0pm: HMS RINALDO anchored.


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10 March 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

7.0am: Mails and provisons to HMS Rinaldo.

2.45pm: HMT PRINCESS and SS MONTROSE anchored.


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11 March 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72


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12 March 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72


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13 March 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72


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14 March 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

7.20am: HMS TALBOT anchored.


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15 March 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

12.10am: HMW PICKLE sailed.


4caf8b90cadfd34197031dd8: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62886/ADM 53-62886-011_0.jpg)


16 March 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

4.15pm: HMW FLY anchored.


4caf8b90cadfd34197031dd9: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62886/ADM 53-62886-011_1.jpg)


17 March 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

7.45am: HMS RINALDO anchored.

9.20am: HMW FLY left.

9.45am: S/Lt Brooke returned from hospital.

12.50pm: T. Garth alongside for coal and water. (Possibly a local tug or tender.)


4caf8b90cadfd34197031dda: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62886/ADM 53-62886-012_0.jpg)


18 March 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

1.0pm: HMHS GASCON anchored.

5.20pm: SS CYRENA left.


4caf8b90cadfd34197031ddb: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62886/ADM 53-62886-012_1.jpg)


19 March 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

5.20pm: HMS RINALDO weighed and proceeded.


4caf8b90cadfd34197031ddc: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62886/ADM 53-62886-013_0.jpg)


20 March 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

12.40pm: SS BARJORA anchored.


4caf8b90cadfd34197031ddd: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62886/ADM 53-62886-013_1.jpg)


21 March 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

12.10pm: HMW PICKLE arrived.

5.30pm: HMS RINALDO left.

11.55pm: PICKLE left.


4caf8b90cadfd34197031dde: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62886/ADM 53-62886-014_0.jpg)


22 March 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

In am: Provisioning ship.


4caf8b90cadfd34197031ddf: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62886/ADM 53-62886-014_1.jpg)


23 March 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

9.35am: HMW PICKLE anchored.

9.50am. HMS RINALDO anchored.

10.10am: HMW FLY left.

11.50am: Discharged one rating and one seedie to hospital.

11.59am: PICKLE left.

4.05pm: RINALDO left.


4caf8b90cadfd34197031de0: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62886/ADM 53-62886-015_0.jpg)


24 March 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

2.25pm: HMW FLY anchored.

Most of pm illegible.


4caf8b90cadfd34197031de1: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62886/ADM 53-62886-015_1.jpg)


25 March 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

Most of pm illegible.


4caf8b90cadfd34197031de2: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62886/ADM 53-62886-016_0.jpg)


26 March 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

8.25am: HMS RINALDO anchored.

5.05pm: RINALDO left.


4caf8b90cadfd34197031de3: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62886/ADM 53-62886-016_1.jpg)


27 March 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

7.40am: HMS MANICA anchored.

11.40am: HMT PRINCESS anchored.


4caf8b90cadfd34197031de4: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62886/ADM 53-62886-017_0.jpg)


28 March 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

7.50am: HMT PRINCESS anchored. (At Lindi, there was an inner and an outer anchorage and vessels are sometimes recorded as anchoring when they move between the two. However, Thistle’s logkeeper is very lax at recording the arrival and departure of vessels.)

9.05am: Weighed port anchor, foul, dropped starboard anchor and cleared port.

1.55pm: HMW CHILDERS anchored.

4.30pm: Collier BARON MINTO anchored, weighed and went alongside her.

6.35pm: PRINCESS left.


4caf8b90cadfd34197031de5: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62886/ADM 53-62886-017_1.jpg)


29 March 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

12.20am: HMW CHILDERS left.

1.30pm: Finished coaling, cast off and entered harbour.


4caf8b90cadfd34197031de6: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62886/ADM 53-62886-018_0.jpg)


30 March 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

6.50am: HMW ECHO anchored.

7.30am: HMT PRINCESS anchored.

11.45am: ECHO left.


4caf8b90cadfd34197031de7: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62886/ADM 53-62886-018_1.jpg)


31 March 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

6.55am: HMT PRINCESS anchored.


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4caf8b90cadfd34197031dea: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62886/ADM 53-62886-020_0.jpg)

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LOGS FOR APRIL 1917

(Lindi)

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4caf8b90cadfd34197031ded: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62887/ADM 53-62887-001_1.jpg)

Front cover, signed by Lt (N) Liddell, RNR.

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4caf8b90cadfd34197031def: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62887/ADM 53-62887-002_1.jpg)

Dated 3rd April 1917, signed by Cdr Boyes.

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4caf8b90cadfd34197031df1: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62887/ADM 53-62887-003_1.jpg)


1 April 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

5.30am: Secured from night defence.

6.0am: Hands to clean ship.

6.15am: Lit fires in steam cutter.

9.30am: Divisions and prayers.

5.0pm: Evening quarters, cleared away for night defence.

8.30pm: Darken ship.

10.0pm: On lookouts.


4caf8b90cadfd34197031df2: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62887/ADM 53-62887-004_0.jpg)


2 April 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72


4caf8b90cadfd34197031df3: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62887/ADM 53-62887-004_1.jpg)


3 April 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72


4caf8b90cadfd34197031df4: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62887/ADM 53-62887-005_0.jpg)


4 April 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

7.55am: HMT PRINCESS anchored.

11.30am: HMW ECHO anchored.

1.20pm: ECHO left.


4caf8b90cadfd34197031df5: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62887/ADM 53-62887-005_1.jpg)


5 April 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

7.10am: HMT PRINCESS anchored.

7.30am: HMS MANICA weighed.


4caf8b90cadfd34197031df6: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62887/ADM 53-62887-006_0.jpg)


6 April 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

3.35pm: HMW ECHO anchored.


4caf8b90cadfd34197031df7: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62887/ADM 53-62887-006_1.jpg)


7 April 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

6.10am: HMWs CHILDERS and ECHO left.

6.55am: HMT PRINCESS anchored.


4caf8b90cadfd34197031df8: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62887/ADM 53-62887-007_0.jpg)


8 April 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

7.15am: HMT PRINCESS anchored.

6.25pm: PRINCESS weighed.


4caf8b90cadfd34197031df9: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62887/ADM 53-62887-007_1.jpg)


9 April 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

8.30am: HMT PRINCESS anchored.


4caf8b90cadfd34197031dfa: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62887/ADM 53-62887-008_0.jpg)


10 April 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

6.30am. HMT PRINCESS anchored.

7.30am: HMS MANICA anchored.


4caf8b90cadfd34197031dfb: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62887/ADM 53-62887-008_1.jpg)


11 April 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

7.0am: HMT PRINCESS anchored.

9.05am: HMS TALBOT anchored. Captain and navigating officer attending disciplinary court on Princess.

11.15am: Received mails and provisions from Talbot.

2.30pm: SS HUNTSCLIFF arrived.

3.40pm: HMW CHILDERS anchored.

4.0pm: Read warrant No 27. Discharged one seedie to prison on shore.

5.10pm: CHILDERS weighed.


4caf8b90cadfd34197031dfc: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62887/ADM 53-62887-009_0.jpg)


12 April 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

6.50am: HMT PRINCESS anchored.

6.50pm: PRINCESS weighed and proceeded.


4caf8b90cadfd34197031dfd: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62887/ADM 53-62887-009_1.jpg)


13 April 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

6.45am: HMT PRINCESS and HMW ECHO anchored.

9.15am: Tug STALK (possibly meant to be Stork) anchored.


4caf8b90cadfd34197031dfe: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62887/ADM 53-62887-010_0.jpg)


14 April 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

1.05pm: HMW ECHO alongside, then proceeded.


4caf8b90cadfd34197031dff: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62887/ADM 53-62887-010_1.jpg)


15 April 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72


4caf8b90cadfd34197031e00: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62887/ADM 53-62887-011_0.jpg)


16 April 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

7.0am: HMW SALAMANDER anchored.

9.0am: Read warrant No 28.

10.20am. SALAMANDER left.


4caf8b91cadfd34197031e01: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62887/ADM 53-62887-011_1.jpg)


17 April 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72


4caf8b91cadfd34197031e02: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62887/ADM 53-62887-012_0.jpg)


18 April 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

5.05am: HMS MANICA weighed.

7.10am. HMT PRINCESS anchored.


4caf8b91cadfd34197031e03: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62887/ADM 53-62887-012_1.jpg)


19 April 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

7.30am: HMT PRINCESS anchored.


4caf8b91cadfd34197031e04: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62887/ADM 53-62887-013_0.jpg)


20 April 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

7.35am: HMW PRATTLER anchored.

3.50pm: HMS LUNKA anchored.


4caf8b91cadfd34197031e05: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62887/ADM 53-62887-013_1.jpg)


21 April 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

8.0am: HMS LUNKA anchored.


4caf8b91cadfd34197031e06: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62887/ADM 53-62887-014_0.jpg)


22 April 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

7.55am: HMS LUNKA anchored.

3.05pm: SS MONTROSE anchored.

6.0pm: SS BARJORA anchored.


4caf8b91cadfd34197031e07: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62887/ADM 53-62887-014_1.jpg)


23 April 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

9.55am: HMS MANICA anchored.


4caf8b91cadfd34197031e08: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62887/ADM 53-62887-015_0.jpg)


24 April 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

2.50pm: HMW SALAMANDER anchored.


4caf8b91cadfd34197031e09: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62887/ADM 53-62887-015_1.jpg)


25 April 1917

Lindi to Sudi Bay.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

6.45am: HMS LUNKA anchored.

7.0am: HMW SALAMANDER weighed.

12.15pm: Embarked military party.

1.30pm: Weighed and proceeded to Sudi.

4.20pm: Cleared for action.

4.55pm: Anchored in Sudi Bay.

Barometer unshipped (often a prelude to live firing).


4caf8b91cadfd34197031e0a: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62887/ADM 53-62887-016_0.jpg)


26 April 1917

Sudi Bay to Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

6.45am: Discharged ashore 35 boxes of .303 ammunition, one maxim and field mounting.

8.10am: Received from shore seven empty maxim belts and two empty .303 boxes.

9.15am: Weighed and proceeded.

12.20pm: Anchored, Lindi River.

3.0pm: Discharged one .303 maxim gun, damaged on shore.


4caf8b91cadfd34197031e0b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62887/ADM 53-62887-016_1.jpg)


27 April 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72


4caf8b91cadfd34197031e0c: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62887/ADM 53-62887-017_0.jpg)


28 April 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

6.55am. HMW ECHO anchored.

9.10am. Steam cutter sent up river with flag of truce.

4.20pm: ECHO anchored.


4caf8b91cadfd34197031e0d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62887/ADM 53-62887-017_1.jpg)


29 April 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

6.45am: HMW ECHO left.

9.40am: Weighed and proceeded alongside collier Berwen. Coaling.

3.15pm. Cast off to anchor.


4caf8b91cadfd34197031e0e: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62887/ADM 53-62887-018_0.jpg)


30 April 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

9.10am: SS BARJORA left.


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LOGS FOR MAY 1917

(Lindi and patrols)

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Cover, Adm. 53/62888, signed by Lt (N) Liddell, RNR.

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4caf8b91cadfd34197031e17: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62888/ADM 53-62888-002_1.jpg)

Dated 14th June 1917 and signed by Cdr Boyes.

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1 May 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

5.15am: Lit fires in the steam cutter.

5.30am. Secure from night defence.

6.0am: Hands to clean ship.

9.30am: Relaid Lindi D. (Presumably a buoy that had been dragged out of position.)

9.10am: Divisions, prayers.

10.30am: Drew fires from steam cutter.

2.0pm: Paid monthly payment.

4.0pm: HMW CHILDERS anchored.

5.0pm: Evening quarters, cleared away for night defence.

8.30pm: Darken ship.

10.0pm: On lookouts.


4caf8b91cadfd34197031e1a: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62888/ADM 53-62888-004_0.jpg)


2 May 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

3.50pm: HMS LUNKA anchored.


4caf8b91cadfd34197031e1b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62888/ADM 53-62888-004_1.jpg)


3 May 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72


4caf8b91cadfd34197031e1c: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62888/ADM 53-62888-005_0.jpg)


4 May 1917

Lindi at sea and return.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

8.30am. HMW ECHO anchored.

1.10pm: Weighed and proceeded.

4.41pm: Returned to Lindi and anchored.


4caf8b91cadfd34197031e1d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62888/ADM 53-62888-005_1.jpg)


5 May 1917

Lindi to Mikindani.

Lat -10.24, Long 40.15

8.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.40am: Anchored, Mikindani harbour.


4caf8b91cadfd34197031e1e: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62888/ADM 53-62888-006_0.jpg)


6 May 1917

Mikindani to Lindi.

Noon position not recorded.

9.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

2.10pm: Anchored, Lindi.


4caf8b91cadfd34197031e1f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62888/ADM 53-62888-006_1.jpg)


7 May 1917

Lindi to Mchinga Bay.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

7.30am: HMW CHILDERS anchored.

12.45pm: CHILDERS left.

1.15pm: Embarked troops.

2.10pm: Weighed and proceeded.

5.40pm: Anchored in Mchinga Bay and disembarked troops.


4caf8b91cadfd34197031e20: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62888/ADM 53-62888-007_0.jpg)


8 May 1917

Mchinga Bay to Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

6.10am: Weighed and proceeded.

9.35am: Anchored, Lindi River.

11.15am: HMW ECHO proceeded.

150lbs of potatoes lost by accident from Salamander.


4caf8b91cadfd34197031e21: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62888/ADM 53-62888-007_1.jpg)


9 May 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72


4caf8b91cadfd34197031e22: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62888/ADM 53-62888-008_0.jpg)


10 May 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

8.23am: SS BARJORA anchored.


4caf8b91cadfd34197031e23: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62888/ADM 53-62888-008_1.jpg)


11 May 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72


4caf8b91cadfd34197031e24: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62888/ADM 53-62888-009_0.jpg)


12 May 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

7.45am: HMS TALBOT anchored.


4caf8b91cadfd34197031e25: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62888/ADM 53-62888-009_1.jpg)


13 May 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

9.10am: Steam cutter sent up river with white flag.

9.45am: HMW ECHO anchored.

11.10am: ECHO left.

12.05pm: HMW SALAMANDER sailed.


4caf8b91cadfd34197031e26: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62888/ADM 53-62888-010_0.jpg)


14 May 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72


4caf8b91cadfd34197031e27: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62888/ADM 53-62888-010_1.jpg)


15 May 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

8.10am: HMW PRATTLER anchored.

M***y party laying buoys.

12.05pm: PRATTLER sailed.


4caf8b91cadfd34197031e28: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62888/ADM 53-62888-011_0.jpg)


16 May 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

9.50am: HMW SALAMANDER anchored.


4caf8b91cadfd34197031e29: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62888/ADM 53-62888-011_1.jpg)


17 May 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72


4caf8b91cadfd34197031e2a: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62888/ADM 53-62888-012_0.jpg)


18 May 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

6.55am: HMS HYACINTH anchored.

11.55am: HMW SALAMANDER anchored.

One rating joined from Salamander.

6.05pm: HMW PRATTLER anchored.


4caf8b91cadfd34197031e2b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62888/ADM 53-62888-012_1.jpg)


19 May 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

12.40am: Steam cutter left with boats full of troops.

2.30am: HMW SALAMANDER weighed.

5.0am: Cleared for action, weighed and proceeded up river.

6.30am: Opened fire.

7.0am: Turned ship and proceeded back, enemy returned fire.

7.50am: Anchored 3 cables SE of fort.

12.20pm: One rating joined from HMS Hyacinth.


4caf8b91cadfd34197031e2c: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62888/ADM 53-62888-013_0.jpg)


20 May 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72


4caf8b91cadfd34197031e2d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62888/ADM 53-62888-013_1.jpg)


21 May 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

10.0am: Landed gunner’s party for blowing up something.

4.58pm: HMW SALAMANDER anchored.

6.10pm: HMS LUNKA anchored.


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22 May 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72


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23 May 1917

Lindi to Kilwa Kisiwani.

Noon position not recorded.

6.15am: HMS LUNKA anchored.

8.40am: Weighed and proceeded.

5.20pm: Made fast to collier BATHAMPTON, Kilwa Kisiwani.


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24 May 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -8.97, Long 39.55

Coaling, received 98 tons.

11.30am: Cast off to anchor.


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25 May 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -8.97, Long 39.55


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26 May 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani to Kiswere.

Noon position not recorded.

9.0am: Discharged two ratings to hospital via HMS Rinaldo.

9.40am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.50am: Slowed, sent boat to HMW SALAMANDER, then proceeded.

4.10pm: Anchored, Kiswere.


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27 May 1917

Kiswere to Lindi.

Noon position not recorded.

6.15am: HMW PRATTLER left.

6.25am: Weighed and proceeded.

1.40pm: Anchored, Lindi.

10.0pm: HMW ECHO weighed.


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28 May 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

10.45am: HMW ECHO anchored.

11.59am: ECHO sailed.

8.20pm: HMW CHILDERS anchored.


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29 May 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

8.0am: SS MEDIC anchored.

9.05am: HMS LUNKA sailed.

9.20am. HMW CHILDERS anchored.

10.30am: HMT HONG WAN I anchored.


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30 May 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

10.45am: Received from shore 17 shrapnell shell and four fuses.


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31 May 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72


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LOGS FOR JUNE 1917

(Lindi, Lindi River and Zanzibar)


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Cover, Adm. 53/62889, signed by Lt (N) Liddell RNR.

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Dated 1st August 1917 and signed by Cdr H Boyes.

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Aneroid barometer, Kelvin and James White.


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1 June 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

11.30am: HMW CHILDERS made fast alongside for two tons of water.

12.15pm: HMFM TRENT anchored. (Trent’s log records that she transferred a quantity of RNAS gear, stores and machines to Thistle and sailed at 4.35pm for Durban.)


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2 June 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72


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3 June 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

9.35am: HMS SEVERN anchored.


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4 June 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

6.30am: SS MAFIA anchored.

4.50pm: HMW SALAMANDER anchored.


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5 June 1917

Lindi to Mikindani.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

7.20am: HMW ECHO anchored.

7.45am: HMW SALAMANDER weighed.

9.20am: Weighed and proceeded.

3.40pm: Anchored, Mikindani.


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6 June 1917

Mikindani Bay.

Lat -10.24, Long 40.15


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7 June 1917

Mikindani.

Lat -10.1, Long 40.0 (estimate)

9.20am: Weighed and proceeded.

3.10pm: Anchored, Lindi.


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8 June 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

10.25am: HMW CHILDERS anchored.

11.50am: HMS MINERVA proceeded.

2.0pm: Hands mustered for medical inspection.

6.30pm: HMS HYACINTH anchored.


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9 June 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

6.55am: HMW ECHO anchored.

9.20am: Read warrants 30 - 3 (Possibly this means one warrant for three offenders) and discharged prisoners to HMS Hyacinth.

10.20am: HMW SALAMANDER anchored.


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10 June 1917

Lindi and up river.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

3.30pm: Embarked 200 native porters.

5.15pm: Cleared for action.

7.15pm: Weighed and proceeded up river.

8.10pm: Ldg Stoker Pearce wounded in leg by sniper.

8.45pm: Ship grounded near creek at end of Popo, remained fast.


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11 June 1917

Lindi River and down to Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

3.25am: German 4.1” opened fire, shots falling wide.

4.15am: All troops disembarked.

6.35am: Ship came off, proceeded down river to anchorage.

6.45am: Anchored off Popo in three fathoms.

7.45am: 4.1” opened fire.

8.25am: Weighed, ship swinging to ebb.

8.30am: Received hit from 4.1” through port side between 1st Lt’s and Chief ERA’s cabins, perforating engine room bulkhead, killing ERA Coxon and wounding stoker Leach in the leg.

9.20am: Anchored off Lindi fort.

10.0am: Respread awnings.

4.30pm: Landed funeral and firing parties for ERA 1c James Coxon, 269463 (Portsmouth).


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12 June 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72


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13 June 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72


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14 June 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

9.30am: HMS MINERVA proceeded.


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15 June 1917

Lindi and up river.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

9.35am. HMW SALAMANDER anchored.

11.15pm: Weighed and proceeded up river.

2.0pm: Turned ship off Gala I.

2.36pm: Anchored off Lindi fort.


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16 June 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72


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17 June 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

Sunday routine.


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18 June 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72


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19 June 1917

Lindi and at sea.

Noon position not recorded.

6.35am: HMW PRATTLER anchored.

7.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

9.0am: Exercised fire, collision and abandon ship stations.

10.50pm: Moresby Pt Lt abeam 5 miles.


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20 June 1917

At sea to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

11.30am: Anchored, Zanzibar.

4.40pm. HMS EXMOUTH sailed.

5.0pm: Discharged three ratings to hospital.


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21 June 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

10.25am: One rating and one CERA to hospital.

5.45pm: ECHO left.


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22 June 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

8.0am: Dockyard men onboard.


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23 June 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

8.0am: Dockyard men onboard.


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24 June 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

Sunday routine.


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25 June 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

9.20am: Read warrant No 32, discharged one prisoner to HMS Hyacinth.

10.10am: HMW PRATTLER anchored.

11.0am: HMW SALAMANDER anchored.


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26 June 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

10.35am: Flagship sailed.


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27 June 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20


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28 June 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20


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29 June 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

In pm: Coal lighters made fast both sides.


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30 June 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

Coaling, received 120 tons.


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LOGS FOR JULY 1917

(Zanzibar, Tirene Bay and Lindi)

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Cover, Adm. 53/62890, signed by O Leveson Gower, Navigating Officer.

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Dated 5th August 1917, signed by Cdr H Boyes.

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1 July 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

5.30am: Off lookouts.

6.0am: Hands to clean ship.

10.30am: Paid monthly money.

10.50am: HMW CHARON anchored.

12.45pm: HMW STYX anchored.

10.0pm: On lookouts.


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2 July 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

7.45am: Dockyard hands onboard.

Water tank alongside.


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3 July 1917

Zanzibar and at sea.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

In am: Water tank alongside.

Discharged four 4" and two 12pdr ammo boxes ashore.

Received various stores from shore for Lindi.

1.10pm: HMW FLY left.

2.10pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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4 July 1917

At sea to Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.84, Long 39.71

11.0am: Discharged mails for all HM ships to HMS Hyacinth.


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5 July 1917

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.84, Long 39.71

11.05am: Flagship sailed.


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6 July 1917

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.84, Long 39.71

3.40pm: HMW PRATTLER anchored.


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7 July 1917

Tirene Bay to Kilwa Kivinge.

Lat -8.3, Long 39.6 (approx.)

7.20am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.30am: Ship rolling very violently in high confused SE’ly sea

11.50am: Okuza I. S38.5E(t) 5.75 miles.

4.50pm: Anchored, Kilwa Kivinge.


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8 July 1917

Kilwa Kivinge to Lindi.

Lat -9.4, Long 39.6 (approx)

5.40am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.30am: HMW CHILDERS passed northbound.

5.55pm: Anchored, Lindi.

Discharged mails to HMS’ Rinaldo and Severn.


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9 July 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

6.05am: HMS RINALDO sailed.

Hands employed setting up topmasts.

11.55am: HMW SALAMANDER anchored, sent away one bag of mails.

3.0pm: Flagship anchored.

6.0pm: One rating joined from HMS Hyacinth.


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10 July 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

8.15am: HMW PRATTLER anchored.

11.15am: HMW SALAMANDER left.

9.55pm: Received provisions for RNAS from HMS Severn.


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11 July 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

8.40am: Discharged provisons to RNAS.

12.25pm: HMS RINALDO anchored.

Most of pm illegible, water damage.


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12 July 1917

Lindi and up river.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

8.10am: Weighed and proceeded alongside collier Carlow Castle, received 60 tons.

9.20am: HMS SEVERN made fast to collier.

12.25pm: Cast off and proceeded up river (up harbour is more likely).

1.0pm: Anchored.

4.35pm: Discharged to HMS Rinaldo four hemp strops and two somethings for something. (Some sort of coaling gear probably.)

5.10pm: HMW SALAMANDER anchored.


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13 July 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

11.40am: Sent mails to HMW Salamander.

12.10pm: SALAMANDER left.

1.55pm: HMS RINALDO left.

4.30pm: Lighter alongside with stores for engineer, gunner and carpenter.

One case containing barometer badly broken.


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14 July 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

7.25pm: Landed concert party.


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15 July 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72


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16 July 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72


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17 July 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

8.30am: HMT MONTROSE anchored.


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18 July 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

11.0am: HMW ECHO left.

2.25pm: HMS MINERVA anchored.

5.15pm: HMS MINERVA weighed and proceeded.

7.20pm: Landed concert party.


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19 July 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

8.45am: HMS Severn shifted berth.

12.30pm: HMS SEVERN proceeded up river.

HMS MINERVA anchored.

5.10pm: Lt Leveson Gower joined ship from Minerva. (He is to exchange with Lt Liddell, the navigating officer and he brings to the log more legible handwriting, which is a relief!)


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20 July 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

10.0am: HMW PRATTLER arrived. Discharged two seedie boys and one W/T rating to same.

6.30pm: Embarked paymaster’s stores.


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21 July 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

10.0am: Discharged Lt Liddell RNR to HMS Minerva. (Lt Liddell was injured in Zanzibar 28th July 1918, married in October 1919, but sadly is recorded as died of injuries 29th October 1919.)

2.35pm: HMW ECHO anchored.


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22 July 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

10.0am: HMW ECHO left.


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23 July 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

6.0am: Hands cleaning ship.

7.0am: Lit fires in steam cutter.

In am and pm: Hands painting mess deck. OS training class at instruction.

In pm: HMS Minerva’s diving party alongside, diving for 12 pdr screw clamp for elevating gear.

3.0pm: Leave to watch from 3.30 till 5.30 pm.

6.0pm: Inflammables correct.

7.0pm: Drew fires in steam cutter.


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24 July 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

10.30am: HMW CHILDERS arrived.

10.55am: Three ratings joined ship from hospital.


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25 July 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

6.45am: HMS MINERVA shifted to outer anchorage.

10.05am: MINERVA proceeded to sea.

4.0pm: Landed bathing party.

7.0pm: Landed concert party.


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26 July 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

7.0am: Sent working party to SS President.


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27 July 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

8.55am: CHILDERS arrived.

12.05pm: CHILDERS left.


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28 July 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

5.10pm: HMS HYACINTH anchored.

7.0pm: HMS MERSEY anchored.


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29 July 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

11.0am: HMS HYACINTH shifted to inner anchorage.


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30 July 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72


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31 July 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

8.0am: HMW PRATTLER arrived and anchored.

Training classes dismounting fore 4” gun.


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LOGS FOR AUGUST 1917

(Lindi, Zanzibar, Dar-es-salaam and Kilwa)


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Cover Adm. 53/62891, signed by Lt Leveson Gower.

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Dated 4th September 1917, signed by Cdr H Boyes.

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1 August 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

12.20pm: HMW PRATTLER weighed and proceeded.

4.45pm: Discharged one rating to HMS Hyacinth.

5.05pm: HMW ECHO arrived and anchored.

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2 August 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

9.40am: HMS LUNKA arrived.

10.0am. Discharged one rating to HMS Severn.

4.55pm: LUNKA weighed and proceeded.

9.05pm: HMS’ MERSEY and SEVERN proceeded up river.


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3 August 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

9.30am: HMW PRATTLER arrived.

11.0am: Discharged three ratings to HMW Echo for hospital.

Three ratings joined from HMS Hyacinth.


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4 August 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

3.0am: Steam cutter proceeded up river with boats in tow to bring off wounded from Mingoyo.

10.0am: HMW PRATTLER weighed and proceeded.


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5 August 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

Sunday routine.

Sent C-of-E church party to HMS Hyacinth.


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6 August 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

7.0am: HMS MERSEY arrived.

9.05am: HMS CHALLENGER arrived.

11.0am: Discharged one rating to HMS Severn.

Held sale of the late Chief ERA Coxon’s effects. (Other entries refer to Mr Coxon as ERA 1c. The sale of effects by auction was always the custom and the money raised was sent to the dependents of the deceased, so bids tended to be very generous for a popular shipmate.)

4.45pm: HMW PRATTLER arrived and anchored.


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7 August 1917

Lindi (not Zanzibar as per log!).

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

8.35am: HMS SEVERN arrived and anchored.

9.50am: HMW SALAMANDER arrived and anchored.

Two ratings joined ship from Salamander.

6.0pm: Discharged one rating to HMS Hyacinth.


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8 August 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

7.0am: HMS LUNKA arrived and anchored.

5.0pm: One W/T rating rejoined ship from HMS Severn.


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9 August 1917

Lindi and at sea towards Zanzibar.

Lat -9.4, Long 40.0

6.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0am: Lat 9 54S, Long 39 52E.

10.15am: Passed HMS MINERVA southbound.


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10 August 1917

Ar sea to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.6, Long 39.4

1.50am: Moresby Pt Lt N86W.

3.0pm: Chumbe LH abeam 1 mile.

4.27pm: Anchored, Zanzibar.

6.0pm: Discharged one rating to RN barracks.


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11 August 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

7.15am: HMW ECHO weighed and proceeded.

Embarked stores.


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12 August 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

Sunday routine.

Sent C-of-E party to HMS Challenger.

In pm: Coal lighters alongside.


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13 August 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

Coaling, received 125 tons.

Embarked carpenter’s stores. (Note that a naval carpenter’s duties were much more wide-ranging than woodwork and involved a great deal of mechanical work also.)


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14 August 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

7.10am: HMS CHALLENGER weighed and proceeded.

3.0pm: HMW CHARON arrived and anchored.


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15 August 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

10.0am: HMW CHARON weighed and proceeded.

Embarking provisions.


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16 August 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

6.0am: Hands to clean ship.

7.0am: Lit fires in steam cutter.

9.20am: Divisions, prayers.

10.0am: Small arms company at drill. OS classes at instruction.

In pm: Training classes at seamanship instruction.

Special leave to watch, 3.30 to 6.0.

6.0pm: Drew fires in steam cutter.


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17 August 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20


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18 August 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

7.0am: Discharged one rating to HMW FLY and same proceeded.

10.0am: Read warrant No 33.

In pm: Discharged two seedie boys to native hospital.

5.0pm: HMW PICKLE weighed and proceeded.

7.0pm: Landed concert party.

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19 August 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20


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20 August 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

9.45am: HMW SALAMANDER arrived and anchored.

10.35am: HMW PRATTLER arrived and anchored.

2.0pm: Discharged one rating to hospital and one seedie to native hospital.


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21 August 1917

Zanzibar and at sea towards Kilindini.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

2.0pm: One Lt/Cdr RNR and one pte RMLI joined for passage.

5.20pm: Weighed and proceeded through English Passage.


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22 August 1917

At sea to Kilindini.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

3.10am: Ras Kegomacha Lt abeam 8.5 miles.

9.38am: Anchored, Kilindini harbour.


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23 August 1917

Kilindini and at sea towards Dar-es-salaam.

Noon position not recorded.

8.40am: DNTO and two officers joined for passage.

10.30am: Weighed and proceeded, courses SW’ly.

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24 August 1917

At sea to Dar-es-salaam.

Noon position not recorded.

5.15am: Mwana Mwana Lt S1E.

8.50am: Mangopani Lt abeam 1.8 miles.

9.40am: Passed through English Passage.

10.31am: Stopped. (Presumably to meet a boat coming out from Zanzibar.)

11.0pm: Proceeded through Southern Passage.

2.0pm: Pungume LH abeam 5 miles.

3.15pm: Makatumbe LH S5E.

6.0pm: Fast to B buoy, Dar-es-salaam. Disembarked DNTO and staff.


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25 August 1917

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

8.35am: HMS HYACINTH arrived and anchored.

11.50am: Read warrant No 34.

5.0pm: Discharged one prisoner to Hyacinth.

5.20pm: HMWs PRATTLER and SALAMANDER weighed and proceeded.


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26 August 1917

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

7.10am: HMW STYX weighed and proceeded.

9.50am: C-of-E party to HMS Hyacinth.

5.35pm: HMW PRATTLER weighed and proceeded.

8.0pm: One rating joined ship from Hyacinth.


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27 August 1917

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

3.0pm: HMW PRATTLER arrived and anchored.

5.35pm: PRATTLER sailed.


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28 August 1917

Dar-es-salaam and at sea.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

6.35am: HMW PRATTLER arrived and anchored.

1.0pm: Discharged Lt/Cdr Lindsey RNR to SS CARONIA for passage.

3.20pm: Ass. Paymr Clarke joined for passage to HMS MINERVA.

3.55pm: Slipped and proceeded.


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29 August 1917

At sea.

Lat -8.3, Long 39.8

1.20am: Moresby Lt S33W.

5.35pm: Stopped off Kilwa Kisiwani.

5.45pm: Proceeded, courses Southerly.


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30 August 1917

At sea to Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.6, Long 39.8

7.45am: Entered Lindi harbour.

8.05am: Proceeded.

9.40am: Stopped and transferred mails (and Ass. Paymr Clarke) to HMS MINERVA.

4.47pm: Secured alongside SS LORD ORMONDE, Kilwa Kisiwani.

Discharged one seedie boy to hospital.


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31 August 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -8.97, Long 39.55

Coaling, received 130 tons.

5.55am: HMS LUNKA sailed.

11.30am: Cast off from Collier and proceeded

11.50am: Came to with starboard bower anchor.


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LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1917

(Kilwa Kisiwani, Mazimbwa and Zanzibar)


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Cover, Adm.53/62892, signed by Lt Leveson Gower.

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Dated 2nd October 1917, signed by Cdr H Boyes.

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1 September 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -8.97, Long 39.55

7.0am: HMS CHALLENGER sailed.


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2 September 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -8.97, Long 39.55

Sunday routine.

RCs and C-of-Es to HMHS NEURALIA.

9.0am: HMW PICKLE arrived.

10.0am: One seedie boy discharged to hospital.

4.25pm: HMWs PRATTLER and STYX anchored.


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3 September 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -8.97, Long 39.55

5.45am: HMWs PRATTLER and STYX anchored.

8.10am: HMW Charon alongside.

9.15am: CHARON proceeded.

3.55pm: HMS MERSEY arrived.

5.40pm: HMS LUNKA left.


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4 September 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -8.97, Long 39.55

One seedie boy discharged to hospital.

10.55am: HMS Mersey cast off from collier to anchor.


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5 September 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -8.97, Long 39.55

5.20am: HMS MERSEY sailed.


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6 September 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -8.97, Long 39.55

4.0pm: Two ratings discharged to HMHS Neuralia.


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7 September 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -8.97, Long 39.55

8.0am: HMS LUNKA arrived.

7.10pm: Landed boxing entertainment party.


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8 September 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -8.97, Long 39.55

1.25pm: HMS MINERVA arrived.

2.35pm: One Ass. Paymr (Mr Such, vide log of Minerva)RNR and one pte RMLI joined ship from Minerva.

6.0pm: MINERVA left.


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9 September 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -8.97, Long 39.55

8.05am: HMW FLY arrived.

3.25pm: HMS CHALLENGER arrived.


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10 September 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -8.97, Long 39.55

7.0am: OS training class landed for rifle practice.

9.45am: HMS LUNKA proceeded, HMW ECHO anchored.

12.15pm: ECHO left.


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11 September 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -8.97, Long 39.55

9.15am: Discharged one Ass. Paymr and one pte RMLI to Clan Macfee (HMT CLAN MACPHEE) for passage.


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12 September 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -8.97, Long 39.55

7.0am: Landed OS for pistol practice.

3.0pm: One officer steward discharged to HMHS Neuralia.


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13 September 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -8.97, Long 39.55


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14 September 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -8.97, Long 39.55

5.50am: HMS CHALLENGER left.

9.0am: Exercised clear ship for action, abandon ship, fire and collision stations and send fire engine ashore. (Not of course a fire engine as we know it, but a petrol or diesel-engined pump.)


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15 September 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -8.97, Long 39.55

10.0am: One seedie boy joined ship from hospital.


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16 September 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -8.97, Long 39.55

6.0am: Housed fore and main topmasts.

7.35am: HMW SALAMANDER arrived.

9.0am: SALAMANDER left.

4.50pm: Weighed and secured alongside collier.


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17 September 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -8.97, Long 39.55

Coaling, received 60 tons.

9.0am: Sent fire party to extinguish fire in bunker of SS ANGLO-EGYPTIAN.

3.40pm: Cast off from collier to anchor.


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18 September 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani and at sea.

Lat -9.1, Long 39.7

7.10am: HMS HYACINTH arrived.

10.0am: Weighed and proceeded, courses East of South.


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19 September 1917

At sea to Lindi and at sea.

Lat -10.0, Long 40.0

7.23am: Anchored, Lindi.

Embarked 25 military ratings.

9.15am: Weighed and proceeded, courses East of South.

10.45pm: Burned searchlight on SS HUNTSCLIFF.


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20 September 1917

At sea to Mazimbwa (Now Moçimboa da Praia).

Lat -11.33, Long 40.37

7.30am: Proceeding to Mazimbwa via Tambuzi passage.

10.20am: Anchored, disembarked troops.


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21 September 1917

Mazimbwa and at sea towards Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -11.3, Long 40.7

9.0am: One military and three Askiri(sic) ratings joined ship for passage.

9.14am: Weighed and proceeded via Suna Passage.


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22 September 1917

At sea to Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -8.97, Long 39.55

9.20am: Secured alongside collier (probably SS DAILWEN, vide log of HMS Mersey), Kilwa Kisiwani.

Coaling, received 60 tons.

Discharged one military and three Askiri(sic) ratings to shore.

2.10pm: Cast off to anchor.

(On Thistle, they don’t trouble much to record other vessels. When HMS Mersey anchors in Kilwa Kisiwani tomorrow morning, she records nine vessels at anchor!)


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23 September 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -8.97, Long 39.55

6.50am: HMW CHARON arrived.

Sent C-of-E party to flagship (HMS Hyacinth).

10.45am: HMS MERSEY arrived.

5.0pm: Received from Mersey 50 4” common shell.


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24 September 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani and at sea towards Zanzibar.

Lat -8.97, Long 39.55

5.40am: HMS MERSEY proceeded.

9.10am: Discharged one rating to HMS Hyacinth.

11.0am: HMW PICKLE arrived.

11.42am: Weighed and proceeded, courses Northerly.


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25 September 1917

At sea to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

11.15am: Anchored, Zanzibar.

12.05pm: Japanese cruiser NIITAKA anchored. (Niitaka was based in Cape Town for most of the war, assisting with Indian Ocean patrols.)


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26 September 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

5.0pm: Discharged one rating to hospital and one rating joined ship from HMS Challenger.


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27 September 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

In am: Hands ranging cable (laying it out on deck) for survey.

9.10am: HIJMS NIITAKA left.

In pm: Hands surveying cable and painting out chain lockers.

5.15pm: HMW SALAMANDER arrived.

8.0pm: Landed concert party.


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28 September 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

In am: Hands restowed starboard cable, laid starboard anchor and weighed port. Surveying port cable.

Embarked engineer’s stores.

5.0pm: One rating joined ship from hospital.


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29 September 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

Hands cleaning ship and restowing port cable.


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30 September 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

Sunday routine.


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LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1917

(Zanzibar, Kilwa, Lindi, Mikindani and Zanzibar)


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Cover, Adm. 53/62893, signed by Lt Leveson Gower.

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Dated 1st November 1917, signed by Cdr H Boyes.

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1 October 1917

Zanizibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

7.35am: Embarked paymaster’s stores.

8.45am: HMS LUNKA anchored.

Paid monthly money


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2 October 1917

Zanizibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20


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3 October 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

9.0am: Disembarked 50 Lyddite shells and fuses.

Received 50 Lyddite shells and fuses from shore.

(Lyddite, or picric acid, was the main explosive in use at that time, but as it reacts with metal it can become unstable and perhaps these are being exchanged because of deterioration.)

2.55pm: HMW CHARON arrived. Two ratings joined ship from same.

6.15pm: HMS HYACINTH arrived.


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4 October 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20


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5 October 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

Exercised general quarters.

Hands to make and mend clothes.

Secured coal lighter alongside


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6 October 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

Coaling, 45 tons

10.0am: HMW SALAMANDER sailed.

3.0pm: Embarked stores and one rating for passage to RNAS Lindi.

6.0pm: One Lieutenant and one seedie rating joined for passage to RNAS Lindi.


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7 October 1917

Zanzibar and at sea towards Lindi.

Lat -6.7, Long 39.4

6.37am: Left Zanzibar.

11.45pm: Stopped to examine Norwegian steamer.


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8 October 1917

At sea.

Lat -8.5, Long 40.0

12.01am: Fired one round of blank. Boarded SS KAGGEFOS. (The photo shows her still looking very smart sometime after 1955, under Greek ownership and named Megalochari. See also here for more details of her history.)

1.0am: Proceeded.


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9 October 1917

At sea to Lindi and Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.7, Long 39.9

7.20am: Anchored, Lindi.

Discharged one Lieutenant and two ratings to RNAS. Disembarked stores.

9.10am: Weighed and proceeded.

5.40pm: Anchored, Kilwa Kisiwani.


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10 October 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -8.97, Long 39.55

6.0am: HMS SEVERN proceeded.

Embarked stores from HMS Hyacinth.

11.20am: HMW PICKLE arrived.

5.0pm: One rating joined ship from flagship (Hyacinth).


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11 October 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -8.97, Long 39.55

6.0am: HMS HYACINTH left.

9.0am: Divers from HMS Challenger examining and cleaning ship’s bottom.


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12 October 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -8.97, Long 39.55

5.40am: HMS CHALLENGER and HMW PICKLE weighed and proceeded.

6.10am: Shifted anchorage.

In am: Challenger’s divers cleaning ship’s bottom.

11.30am: CHALLENGER and PICKLE returned.


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13 October 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -8.97, Long 39.55

In am: Divers from HMS Challenger cleaning ship’s bottom.

4.0pm: FLY arrived.


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14 October 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -8.97, Long 39.55

Sunday routine.

7.40am: Sent RC church party to HMHS Neuralia.

8.0am: HMW PICKLE left.

10.0am: Sent C-of-E party to HMS Challenger.

5.0pm: CHARON anchored.


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15 October 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -8.97, Long 39.55

8.50am: PICKLE and CHARON left.

4.20pm: HMS CHALLENGER weighed and proceeded.

4.30pm: SALAMANDER arrived.


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16 October 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -8.97, Long 39.55

5.35am: SALAMANDER left.

Guns’ crews at loader drill.


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17 October 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -8.97, Long 39.55

Guns’ crews at loader drill.



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18 October 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -8.97, Long 39.55

5.53am: Weighed and swung ship for deviation of compass.

6.50am: Proceeded to sea for firing practice.

Exercised general quarters. 1” aiming practice from 12 pdrs.

Service firing from all guns.

10.30am: Secured and towed target for HMW Fly’s firing. Proceeded.

11.42am: Secured alongside collier (SS DAILWEN, vide log of HMS Lunka), Kilwa Kisiwani.



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19 October 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -8.97, Long 39.55

6.50am: HMS LUNKA anchored.

8.45am: Completed with coal, 84 tons.

9.30am: Cast off to anchor.


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20 October 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani and at sea.

Lat -8.97, Long 39.55

3.10pm: HMS CHALLENGER arrived.

4.43pm: Weighed and proceeded, courses East of South.


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21 October 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

7.03am: Anchored, Lindi.

8.05am: HMS MERSEY proceeded.

5.0pm: Landed bathing party.


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22 October 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

In pm: Exercised boat sailing.

3.0pm: HMW ECHO arrived.


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23 October 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

9.0am: HMS SEVERN arrived.

3.15pm: HMS LUNKA arrived.


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24 October 1917

Lindi to Sudi.

Lat -10.0, Long 40.0

9.27am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.12am: Passed HMW CHARON steering West.

1.40pm: Anchored, Sudi Bay.


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25 October 1917

Sudi to Mikindani.

Lat -10.24, Long 40.15 (approx.)

7.16am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.45am: Dropped target for 1” aiming practice.

10.0am: Picked up target and proceeded.

1.0pm: Anchored, Mikindani.

2.0pm: HMW ECHO arrived.


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26 October 1917

Mikindani.

Lat -10.24, Long 40.15

9.05am: Exercised general quarters, fire, collision and abandon ship stations.

10.0am: Secured. HMW ECHO sailed.


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27 October 1917

Mikindani and at sea.

Lat -10.24, Long 40.15

5.07pm: Weighed and proceeded, courses Northerly.

7.45pm: Carried out night firing from 1” aiming.

8.55pm: Picked up target, proceeded.


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28 October 1917

At sea to Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -8.97, Long 39.55

8.50am: Anchored, Kilwa Kisiwani.

Sent C-of-E party to HMS Challenger.

9.45pm: HMW CHILDERS arrived.


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29 October 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -8.97, Long 39.55

9.0am: Disciplinary Court assembled on board HMS Challenger.

4.10pm: Weighed and proceeded, courses East of North.


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30 October 1917

At sea to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

1.0am: Passed HMT DONGOLA steering south.

6.40am: Ras Kanzi abeam 7 miles.

1.05pm: Anchored, Zanzibar.

2.55pm: Weighed and proceeded to Malindi Spit. (An area that dries out at low tide, enabling a vessel with shallow draught to beach there and work on the hull.)

Laid out two kedges and the starboard bower.

8.20pm: Hands cleaning ship’s bottom.


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31 October 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

Hands cleaning bottom.

2.30pm: Weighed and proceeded to buoy.

Discharged one rating to hospital.

5.0pm: Tested Downton pumps. (Crank or wheel operated double action pumps of compact design, for emergency bilge pumping, see diagram.)


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LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1917

(Zanzibar and patrols)

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Cover Adm. 53/62894, signed by Lt Leveson Gower.

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Dated 3rd december 1917, signed by Cdr H Boyes.

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1 November 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

10.0am: HMS MINERVA anchored.

4.0pm: HMW FLY arrived.


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2 November 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20


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3 November 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

5.05am: HMS MINERVA weighed and took SS HAVRE in tow.

7.40am: MINERVA proceeded.

Received 60 12 pdr projectiles.


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4 November 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

6.0am: HMS MERSEY weighed and proceeded.


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5 November 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

9.15am: HMS CHALLENGER arrived and anchored.

1.0pm: One ERA joined ship from Challenger.

5.0pm: HMW CHARON arrived and anchored.


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6 November 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

Discharged one dynamo armature to HMW Charon.

11.0am: CHARON weighed and proceeded.

3.0pm: HMS CHALLENGER weighed and proceeded.


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7 November 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

2.45pm: HMW SALAMANDER arrived and anchored.


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8 November 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20


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9 November 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

Provisioning ship and embarking provisions and stores for HMS’ Severn, Minerva and Lunka.

Discharged one ERA to RN barracks.


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10 November 1917

Zanzibar and at sea.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

9.0am: One rating joined for passage to HMW Childers.

11.15am: Slipped and proceeded through South Passage.


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11 November 1917

At sea to Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -8.7, Long 39.7

2.0am: Moresby Pt Lt S40W 7 miles.

Passed HMT HUNTSCLIFF steaming north.

3.15am: Passed HMT DONGOLA steaming north.

2.52pm: Secured to collier, Kilwa Kisiwani.

Hands discharging provisions and stores to HMS’ Minerva, Lunka and Childers.


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12 November 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani and at sea.

Lat -8.97, Long 39.55

Completed with coal, 112 tons.

11.0am: HMS SEVERN arrived and secured alongside collier.

4.58pm: Cast off and proceeded, courses Southerly


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13 November 1917

At sea to Mikindani.

Lat -10.24, Long 40.15

7.0am: Anchored, Mikindani harbour.

7.0pm: HMW FLY arrived and anchored.


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14 November 1917

Mikindani.

Lat -10.24, Long 40.15

10.0am: HMW FLY weighed and proceeded.


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15 November 1917

Mikindani.

Lat -10.24, Long 40.15 (approx.)

11.01am: Weighed and proceeded.

3.20pm: Anchored, Msimbati.

Laid out 6 cwt kedge astern and landed bathing party. (A kedge anchor is a small anchor, usually attached to a wire rope, that can be put in a boat and carried out to the point where it is required. This is usually done from the stern to prevent the vessel swinging to the tide.)


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16 November 1917

Msimbati.

Lat -10.3, Long 40.35

Guns’ crews at loader and deflection teacher.


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17 November 1917

Msimbati to Sudi.

Lat -10.1, Long 40.0 (approx.)

8.18am: Weighed and proceeded.

1.02pm: Anchored, Sudi.

3.0pm: HMW FLY arrived and anchored.


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18 November 1917

Sudi.

Lat -10.1, Long 40.0

Sunday routine.


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19 November 1917

Sudi to Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

7.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

9.03am: Dropped target for aiming rifle practice.

9.55am: Proceeded.

12.08pm: Anchored, Lindi.

4.30pm: HMW SALAMANDER arrived.


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20 November 1917

Lindi to Mikindani.

Lat -10.0, Long 39.9

6.45am: HMS MINERVA weighed and proceeded.

10.14am: Weighed and proceeded.

3.38pm: Anchored, Mikindani.

4.15pm: Laid out 16 cwt kedge. (May be intended to be 6 cwt, a 16 cwt kedge would be a monster to handle!)


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21 November 1917

Mikindani.

Lat -10.24, Long 40.15

In am: Hands to scrub awnings. Gunlayers at deflection teacher.

In pm: Boats’ crews away sailing. Landed bathing party.


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22 November 1917

Mikindani.

Lat -10.24, Long 40.15

7.0am: HMW FLY proceeded.

Exercised small arms companies.

In pm: Hands refitting rigging. Weighed kedge.

3.0pm: HMW SALAMANDER arrived.


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23 November 1917

Mikindani to Msimbati.

Lat -10.4, Long 40.5

7.13am: Weighed and proceeded.

4.05pm: Anchored, Msimbati.


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24 November 1917

Msimbati.

Lat -10.3, Long 40.35


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25 November 1917

Msimbati to Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.4, Long 39.9

4.51am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.0am: Sighted HMS MINERVA.

4.40pm: Secured alongside collier, Kilwa Kisiwani.


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26 November 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani to Lindi.

Lat -9.2, Long 39.7

5.45am: HMS CHALLENGER left.

Coaling, received 76 tons.

9.25am: Cast off and proceeded to sea.

1.15pm: Altered course to examine dhow, fired one round to bring her to.

6.10pm: Anchored, Lindi.


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27 November 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

5.0pm: HMW CHARON arrived.

8.0pm: HMW FLY arrived.


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28 November 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

5.0am. HMW FLY left.

9.0am: HMS’ TALBOT and LUNKA arrived.

11.0am: TALBOT, LUNKA and HMW CHARON sailed.

1.0pm: HMW SALAMANDER arrived.


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29 November 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

9.0am: HMW SALAMANDER LEFT.

11.0am: HMS MERSEY arrived and anchored.

3.30pm: HMS CHALLENGER weighed and proceeded.


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30 November 1917

Lindi and at sea.

Noon position not recorded.

5.47am: Weighed and proceeded.

9.43pm: Moresby Pt Lt abeam 3.5 miles.


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LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1917

(Zanzibar, Moçimboa, Kilwa, Porto Amelia and Lindi)


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Cover, Adm. 53/62895, signed by Lt Leveson Gower.

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Dated 31st December 1917 and signed by Cdr H Boyes.

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1 December 1917

At sea to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

9.58am: Secured to buoy, Zanzibar.


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2 December 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

Sunday routine.


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3 December 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

Two ratings joined ship.


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4 December 1917

Zanzibar and at sea.

Lat -6.3, Long 39.2

Completed with coal, 53 tons.

9.30am: HMW FLY arrived and anchored.

Discharged two ratings to RN barracks.

11.11am: Slipped and proceeded through Southern passage.

1.45pm: Pungume LH abeam 3.5 miles.


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5 December 1917

At sea.

Lat -9.2, Long 40.4

Courses East of South all day.


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6 December 1917

At sea to Moçimboa.

Lat -11.33, Long 40.37

5.35am:Passing through Tambuzi passage.

9.02am: Anchored, Moçimboa.

11.15am: Portuguese gunboat CHAIMITE arrived.

11.40am: Shifted berth.

11.45am: HMS CHALLENGER weighed and proceeded.


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7 December 1917

Moçimboa.

Lat -11.33, Long 40.37


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8 December 1917

Moçimboa.

Lat -11.33, Long 40.37


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9 December 1917

Moçimboa.

Lat -11.33, Long 40.37


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10 December 1917

Moçimboa.

Lat -11.33, Long 40.37


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11 December 1917

Moçimboa.

Lat -11.33, Long 40.37

3.0pm: CHAIMITE weighed and shifted berth.


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12 December 1917

Moçimboa.

Lat -11.33, Long 40.37

4.45am: Portuguese gunboat CHAIMITE sailed.

6.0pm: Embarked HBM Consul General for passage to HMS Lunka.


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13 December 1917

Moçimboa.

Lat -11.33, Long 40.37

4.22am: Weighed and proceeded.

6.30am: Stopped and transferred HBM Consul General to HMS LUNKA. (Named in Lunka’s log as Col. Macdonald.)

7.0am: Proceeded.

9.25am: Anchored Moçimboa.


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14 December 1917

Moçimboa.

Lat -11.33, Long 40.37


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15 December 1917

Moçimboa.

Lat -11.33, Long 40.37


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16 December 1917

Moçimboa.

Lat -11.33, Long 40.37


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17 December 1917

Moçimboa.

Lat -11.33, Long 40.37


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18 December 1917

Moçimboa.

Lat -11.33, Long 40.37

Hands oiling over 3 ½” wire.

10.0am: HMW PICKLE in.

1.0pm: PICKLE out.


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19 December 1917

Moçimboa.

Lat -11.33, Long 40.37

10.0am: HMW CHARON in.


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20 December 1917

Moçimboa and at sea.

Lat -11.33, Long 40.37

11.40am. HMW ECHO in.

12.02pm: Weighed and proceeded, courses East of North.


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21 December 1917

At sea to Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.1, Long 39.9

2.20pm: Secured alongside collier (SS SUTTON HALL, vide log of Mersey), Kilwa Kisiwani.

Received 160 12 pdr shrapnell shells.

Received two maxim guns from HMS Mersey.


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22 December 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -8.97, Long 39.55

Coaling, received 145 tons. Draught before coaling. Fore 9’ 6”, Aft 8’ 10”. After coaling. Fore 10’ 7”, Aft 10’.

5.04pm: Slipped and proceeded, courses East of South.


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23 December 1917

At sea.

Lat -10.5, Long 40.6

Courses Southerly all day.


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24 December 1917

At sea to Port Amelia and Maunhane Reef.

Lat -13.0, Long 40.5

8.15am: Anchored, Pemba Bay.

10.0am: HMS TALBOT left.

11.55am: Weighed and proceeded.

1.55pm: Anchored off Maunhane Reef.


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25 December 1917

Maunhane Reef to Port Amelia.

Lat -13.0, Long 40.5

11.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

12.52pm: Anchored, Port Amelia.


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26 December 1917

Port Amelia to Maunhane Reef.

Lat -13.0, Long 40.6

6.0am: HMW FLY arrived and anchored.

8.0am: Embarked SNO (Senior Naval Officer).

9.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.45am: Anchored, Maunhane Reef.

In pm: Discharged coal bags to Childers.

2.0pm: SNO disembarked to FLY, same proceeded.

3.0pm: Sent fire engine aboard HMW Childers.

6.0pm: FLY returned.


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27 December 1917

Maunhane Reef to Port Amelia.

Lat -13.0, Long 40.5

5.0am: Sent 3½” wire, collision mat and fire engine to HMW Childers.

7.0am: HMS CHALLENGER arrived and anchored.

9.0am: Weighed 4 cwt kedge.

10.10am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.57am: Anchored, Port Amelia.

In pm: Hands repairing QD awning and cleaning paintwork.


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28 December 1917

Port Amelia and at sea.

Lat -13.0, Long 40.5

12.35pm: HMS CHALLENGER arrived and anchored.

4.15pm: Shifted berth.

4.30pm: HMS LUNKA and FLY anchored.

5.25pm: Weighed and proceeded to sea, courses East of North.


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29 December 1917

At sea towards Lindi.

Lat -11.3, Long 40.8


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30 December 1917

At sea to Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

4.15am: Anchored, Lindi.

5.0pm: Landed bathing party.


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31 December 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

In am: Dismounted 12 pdr guns.

9.0am: HMW SALAMANDER anchored.

Drew stores from SS Mercuria.

Sent barometer to SS Barjora.


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THE VOYAGES OF HMS THISTLE 1918

JP map Thistle 1918

LOGS FOR JANUARY 1918

(Zanzibar, Lindi and Porto Amelia)


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Cover, Adm. 53/62896, signed by Lt Leveson Gower.

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Dated 3rd February 1918, signed by Cdr H Boyes.

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1 January 1918

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

Gunner’s party at dismounting 12 pdr guns.

5.0pm: HMW ECHO arrived.


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2 January 1918

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

6.0am: HMW ECHO left.

7.0am: HMW PICKLE anchored.

Gunner’s party at dismounting 12 pdr guns.


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3 January 1918

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

Gunner’s party at dismounting 12 pdr guns.


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4 January 1918

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

8.0am: HMS’ SEVERN and MERSEY arrived.

Gunner’s party at dismounting 4” and 12 pdr guns.


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5 January 1918

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

2.0am: HMS SEVERN left.

In am: Gunner’s party at dismounting after 4” gun.

In pm: Discharged one W/T rating to HMS Mersey.


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6 January 1918

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

6.0am: HMS LUNKA arrived.

5.0pm: LUNKA sailed.


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7 January 1918

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

6.0am: HMW CHARON arrived and anchored.

Hands oiling 3½” wire and painting and scraping ship.

4.0pm: Went alongside collier (SS Mercuria, vide log of HMS Severn), received provisions.

6.0pm: Discharged six ratings to HMS Mersey.


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8 January 1918

Lindi and at sea.

Lat -9.95, Long 39.8

Completed with coal, 108 tons.

One Lieutenant RS (?) joined ship for passage.

11.10am: Slipped and proceeded, courses East of South.

6.0pm: Passed HMW FLY steering NW.


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9 January 1918

At sea to Port Amelia.

Lat -12.8, Long 40.7

Gunner’s party examining foremost 4” holding down bolts.

2.0pm: Anchored, Port Amelia.

6.0pm: HMS TALBOT weighed and proceeded.


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10 January 1918

Port Amelia.

Lat -13.0, Long 40.5

10:25am: HMW CHARON weighed and proceeded to Bandari.

3.45pm: CHARON returned.


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11 January 1918

Port Amelia.

Lat -13.0, Long 40.5

Gunner’s party examining after 4” ball race.


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12 January 1918

Port Amelia.

Lat -13.0, Long 40.5

11.30am: HMS TALBOT arrived and anchored.

7.0pm: Portuguese gunboat CHAIMITE arrived and anchored.


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13 January 1918

Port Amelia.

Lat -13.0, Long 40.5

10.0am: C-of-E party to HMS TALBOT.

3.0pm: Received one case of medical stores.


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14 January 1918

Port Amelia.

Lat -13.0, Long 40.5

6.0am: Exercised “clear for action”, “pull round the fleet” and “prepare to tow forward”. (Probably carried out by all ships in harbour in competition.)

9.0am: HMW CHARON weighed and proceeded.

Lost by accident, one boat hook.


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15 January 1918

Port Amelia.

Lat -13.0, Long 40.5

12.05am: Portuguese gunboat CHAIMITE sailed.

6.0am: Landed marines.


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16 January 1918

Port Amelia.

Lat -13.0, Long 40.5

7.30am: HMW ECHO arrived and anchored.

Two ratings joined ship from Echo.

Hands refitting rigging and cleaning out boats and their gear.


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17 January 1918

Port Amelia.

Lat -13.0, Long 40.5

Hands painting ship and in pm, preparing for sea.


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18 January 1918

Port Amelia and at sea towards Zanzibar.

Lat -12.8, Long 40.7

5.36am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.20am: Anchored off Maunhane LH.

Hands salving gear from HMW CHILDERS. (Note entries for 26 and 27 Dec. 1917. Childers went aground on Maunhane reef on the 26th and despite the best efforts of HMS Challenger and the Portuguese tug Penbane, she could not be refloated and was abandoned, vide log of Challenger.)

10.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

6.35pm: Ibo Lt N35W 4.5 miles. (Ilha do Ibo, Mozambique)


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19 January 1918

At sea.

Lat -11.4, Long 41.0

3.30pm: Mtundo I. N84W.


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20 January 1918

At sea.

Lat -9.0, Long 40.0

9.45pm: Sighted Mafia (island) on the port bow.

10.52pm: Moresby Pt Lt N7W.


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21 January 1918

At sea to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.6, Long 39.5

12.15am: Steering chain parted, slow ahead both.

2.45am: Proceeded, 180 revs.

2.54pm: Stopped to adjust steering gear.

4.47pm: Anchored, Zanzibar.


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22 January 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

In pm: Discharged one officer and one rating to hospital.


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23 January 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

8.15am: Sent two boxes of 4” and one box of 12 pdr ammunition for heat test.

Read warrant No 34.


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24 January 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

Hands rerigging, provisioning, taking on engineer’s stores and preparing for coaling.

One private RMLI joined ship from hospital.


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25 January 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

Coaling, received 103 tons.

Two ratings discharged to hospital.

Received provisions and petrol for HMS Severn.

3.0pm: HMW SALAMANDER arrived and anchored.

5.0pm: Received provisions for HMS’ Mersey, Severn, Echo and Charon.

9.27pm: Weighed and proceeded through Southern Passage.

10.23pm: Chumbe LH N66E 1 mile.


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26 January 1918

At sea.

Lat -7.9, Long 39.6

In pm: Read warrant No 36.

Southerly courses all day.


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27 January 1918

At sea to Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

4.37am: Anchored Lindi harbour.

Received stores from HMW Charon.

11.0pm: HMW FLY arrived.


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28 January 1918

Lindi and at sea.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

9.0am: HMS SEVERN arrived and anchored.

Sent provisions and petrol to same.

1.0pm: HMW FLY sailed.

1.05pm: HMS MERSEY weighed and proceeded.

5.51pm: Weighed and proceeded out of Lindi, courses SE’ly.


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29 January 1918

At sea to Porto Amelia.

Lat -11.6, Long 40.8

10.0am: Passed HMW ECHO steering North.

Passed HMS’ CHALLENGER and PICKLE.

10.20pm: Anchored in Pemba bay.


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30 January 1918

Port Amelia.

Lat -13.0, Long 40.5

5.30pm: Weighed and proceeded alongside collier. (Probably SS Keyingham, vide log of HMS Challenger. Keyingham survived the war, was renamed Omonia in Greek ownership in 1933, captured by the Germans and renamed Olsa in 1939, before being sunk by Russian bombers in 1944.)

7.0pm: HMW FLY secured alongside collier.


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31 January 1918

Port Amelia.

Lat -13.0, Long 40.5

Completed with coal, 56 tons. Cast off to anchor.


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LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1918

(Port Amelia, Lindi and Zanzibar)


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Cover, Adm. 53/62897, signed by O Leveson Gower.

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Dated 1st March 1918, signed by Cdr H Boyes.

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1 February 1918

Port Amelia.

Lat -13.0, Long 40.5

6.0pm: HMS RINALDO arrived and secured to collier.


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2 February 1918

Port Amelia.

Lat -13.0, Long 40.5

5.30am: HMS RINALDO cast off and proceeded.

7.0pm: Landed concert party.


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3 February 1918

Port Amelia.

Lat -13.0, Long 40.5

Embarked four Portuguese military ratings and ten Askiris (sic).


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4 February 1918

Port Amelia and at sea towards Moçimboa.

Lat -12.6, Long 40.7

6.10am: Weighed and proceeded.

5.30pm: Passed SS STUDENT steaming South.


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5 February 1918

At sea to Moçimboa and at sea.

Lat -11.3, Long 40.4

8.55am: Closed HMW SALAMANDER and embarked provisions.

9.50am: Proceeded through Tambuzi and Myonji passes.

12.25pm: Anchored, Moçimboa.

Disembarked Portuguese military ratings, embarked stores etc for Port Amelia.

4.30pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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6 February 1918

At sea to Port Amelia.

Lat -13.0, Long 40.5

12.40am: Ibo Lt S67W(c).

4.40am: Maunhane Lt S63W

7.54am: Anchored Port Amelia. Disembarked stores for port.

12.15pm: Portuguese gunboat CHAIMITE arrived and anchored.


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7 February 1918

Port Amelia.

Lat -13.0, Long 40.5

10.45am: Gunlayers at deflection teacher.

2.55pm: Portuguese cruiser ADAMASTOR achored.


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8 February 1918

Port Amelia.

Lat -13.0, Long 40.5

10.05am: HMS LUNKA anchored.

10.40am: Portuguese gunboat CHAIMITE arrived and anchored.


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9 February 1918

Port Amelia.

Lat -13.0, Long 40.5

12.30am: Portuguese ADAMASTOR and CHAIMITE sailed.

3.0pm: Tornado crossed harbour accompanied by heavy squall from NNW.


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10 February 1918

Port Amelia.

Lat -13.0, Long 40.5

12.05pm: HMS LUNKA left.

Prepared ship for sea.


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11 February 1918

Port Amelia and at sea.

Lat -12.6, Long 40.7

5.45am: Weighed and proceeded.

Hands employed cleaning out boats, oiling wire hawsers and as required.


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12 February 1918

At sea to Tambuzi and at sea.

Lat -11.3, Long 40.7

7.38am: Entered Tambuzi Pass.

8.55am: Anchored off Tambuzi. Embarked stores and provisions.

9.45am: HMS RINALDO, CHARON and SALAMANDER weighed and proceeded.

10.55am: Weighed and proceeded through Suna Pass, courses Northerly


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13 February 1918

At sea to Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

8.20am: Stopped and dropped target for 1" aiming rifle practice.

9.40am: Proceeded into Lindi.

11.10am: Anchored, Lindi.

11.45am: Shifted berth.

4.50pm: HMS LUNKA left.

5.25pm: Weighed and secured alongside collier.


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14 February 1918

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

7.40am: HMS CHALLENGER and SALAMANDER left.

10.15am: Completed with coal, 110 tons.

10.50am: Cast off and tug took ship in tow.

11.30am: Anchored.


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15 February 1918

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

6.0am: HMW SALAMANDER left.


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16 February 1918

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

10.10am: HMW FLY arrived.


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17 February 1918

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

Sunday routine.


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18 February 1918

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

In am: Tested gun sights.


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19 February 1918

Lindi and at sea for firing exercises.

Lat -9.9, Long 39.8

8.07am: Weighed and proceeded out of Lindi.

9.55am: Dropped target and exercised firing from 4" and 12 pdr guns. Carried out maxim firing.

11.0am: Picked up target and proceeded.

12.30pm: Anchored, Lindi Bay.

3.40pm: HMS LUNKA arrived.

Two ratings rejoined ship from Zanzibar hospital.

4.52pm: Weighed and proceeded for swinging ship.

8.30pm: Dropped target for night firing practice.

10.20pm: Picked up target and proceeded.

11.30pm: Anchored, Ekepapa Bay (part of Lindi Bay).


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20 February 1918

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

8.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

9.0am: Portuguese cruiser ADAMASTOR proceeded up harbour.

9.45am: Anchored, Lindi harbour.


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21 February 1918

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

10.0am: HMS LUNKA sailed.

One W/T rating joined ship from HMS Severn.

3.30pm: HMW ECHO left.

5.0pm: Landed bathing party.


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22 February 1918

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

In am: Exercised general quarters.

In pm: Hands cleaning small gear and as required.


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23 February 1918

Lindi Bay.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

In am: Small arms company at drill. Exercised “abandon ship”, “fire” and “collision stations”.

2.0pm: HMW SALAMANDER arrived and anchored.

5.0pm: Discharged one W/T rating to HMS Severn.

5.33pm: Weighed and proceeded.

6.14pm: Anchored, Ekapapa Bay.


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24 February 1918

Lindi Bay and at sea.

Lat -9.3, Long 39.7

5.55am: Weighed and proceeded, courses Northerly.

3.17pm: Anchored, Kilwa Kisiwani.


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25 February 1918

Kilwa Kisiwani and at sea.

Lat -8.97, Long 39.55

8.10am: HMS CHALLENGER arrived and anchored.

SNO came on board to inspect ship. Mustered by open list.

Exercised “fire” and “collision” stations and “general quarters”.

2.50pm: Weighed and proceeded, courses Northerly.


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26 February 1918

At sea to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.7, Long 39.5

3.17am: Moresby Pt Lt N67E 3 miles.

4.25pm: Anchored, Zanzibar harbour.

Discharged six ratings to hospital.

Lt Brooke and Gunner Methuen left ship.


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27 February 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

In am: Embarked stores and ammunition.


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28 February 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.3, Long 39.2

5.45am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.05am: Stopped, veered out target.

10.15am: Picked up target and proceeded.

Not recorded in this copy of the log, but Thistle must have returned to Zanzibar and anchored in the early pm.


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LOGS FOR MARCH 1918

(Zanzibar, Kilwa and Durban for refit)


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Cover, Adm. 53/62898, signed by O Leveson-Gower.

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Dated 1st April 1918, signed by Cdr H Boyes.

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1 March 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

6.0am: Lit fires in steam cutter. Hands to clean ship.

In am: Embarked stores.

3.15pm: HMW SALAMANDER in.

Paid monthly money.

Leave to watch from 3.30pm to 6.30pm.

7.0pm: Drew fires in steam cutter.


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2 March 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

In am. Discharged 149 4” common and 75 4" shrapnel shell to shore.

Embarked victualling stores.

In pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.


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3 March 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

11.0am. HMS CHALLENGER arrived.

Mr Lawrence, mate, joined ship. (Mate was a rating, introduced in 1913, equivalent to Sub-Lieutenant, for ratings seeking to become officers. It was abandoned in 1931 and all mates were remustered as Sub-Lieutenants.)


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4 March 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

9.0am: SNO came on board for investiture of medals.

Discharged empty cases and drums on shore.


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5 March 1918

Zanzibar and at sea.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.5

6.0am. Slipped and proceeded through southern pass.

5.17pm: Moresby Pt Lt S3E.

7.30pm: Moresby Pt Lt N36W 5 miles.

9.30pm: Passed HMS SEVERN, steering North.


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6 March 1918

At sea to Kilwa Kisiwani and at sea.

Lat -8.97, Long 39.55

7.45am: Secured to SS ALSTON, Kilwa Kisiwani.

Coaling, 148 tons.

Received one case of carpenter’s stores.

6.02pm: Slipped and proceeded for Durban.


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7 March 1918

At sea.

Lat -10.8, Long 40.8


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8 March 1918

At sea.

Lat -14.1, Long 41.1

Seedies striking down coal. (Thistle, a river and coastal gunboat, needs more coal than her bunkers hold for a sea voyage,so she has coal on deck in bags and the seedie boys are putting this into the coal chutes.)

5.10pm: St Georges I. LH S63W.


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9 March 1918

At sea.

Lat -18.0, Long 40.5


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10 March 1918

At sea.

Lat -21.1, Long 38.3

7.0am: SS INGOMA passed steaming South.


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11 March 1918

At sea.

Lat -23.5, Long 36.3

4.30pm: Cape Corrientes S80W.

8.13pm: Zavora Lt S86W.

10.12pm: Zavora Lt abeam 12 miles.


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12 March 1918

At sea.

Lat -26.4, Long 34.2


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13 March 1918

At sea to Durban.

Lat -29.6, Long 31.9

2.42am: Cape St Lucia Lt S80W.

5.15pm: Secured alongside G shed, Durban.


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14 March 1918

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

11.0am: Shifted berth to Coryella wharf.


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15 March 1918

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Discharged ships company to SS PROFESSOR . (Formerly the German mail steamer Professor Woermann, captured and renamed in 1915.)

Sent defective canvas gear ashore.


4caf8b96cadfd34197031fc0: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62898/ADM 53-62898-011_0.jpg)


16 March 1918

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Hands refitting and as required.

Struck fore topgallant mast.

Special leave to Starboard watch from 1.0pm till 7.0am Monday and to part of Port watch from 1.0pm till 7.0am Sunday.


4caf8b96cadfd34197031fc1: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62898/ADM 53-62898-011_1.jpg)


17 March 1918

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02


4caf8b96cadfd34197031fc2: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62898/ADM 53-62898-012_0.jpg)


18 March 1918

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Discharged Mr Lawrence, mate, to SS WALMER CASTLE.

General leave to Starboard watch till 9.0am 25th.

Sent boats’ slings to Simonstown for testing.


4caf8b96cadfd34197031fc3: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62898/ADM 53-62898-012_1.jpg)


19 March 1918

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Hands refitting main rigging and as required.


4caf8b96cadfd34197031fc4: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62898/ADM 53-62898-013_0.jpg)


20 March 1918

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

6.30am: Cast off from SS Professor and proceeded in tow into floating dock.

Hands refitting rigging and painting out storerooms


4caf8b96cadfd34197031fc5: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62898/ADM 53-62898-013_1.jpg)


21 March 1918

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Hands ranging cable in dock, refitting rigging and painting out No 2 hold.


4caf8b96cadfd34197031fc6: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62898/ADM 53-62898-014_0.jpg)


22 March 1918

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

In am: Hands painting out chain lockers and ranging cable for survey.

In pm: Painting chain lockers and restowing cable.


4caf8b96cadfd34197031fc7: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62898/ADM 53-62898-014_1.jpg)


23 March 1918

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

6.0am: HMW STYX left.

Hands restowing cable and as required.


4caf8b96cadfd34197031fc8: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62898/ADM 53-62898-015_0.jpg)


24 March 1918

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02


4caf8b96cadfd34197031fc9: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62898/ADM 53-62898-015_1.jpg)


25 March 1918

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

6.0am: HMW PRATTLER sailed.

7.50am: Undocked and secured alongside Coryella jetty.

Struck fore topmast.

Hands refitting rigging, painting out trimming tank and after W/T compartment, cleaning spirit room.

6.0pm: Read warrant No 37.


4caf8b96cadfd34197031fca: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62898/ADM 53-62898-016_0.jpg)


26 March 1918

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Hands employed refitting rigging, painting out spirit room and scrubbing lockers


4caf8b96cadfd34197031fcb: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62898/ADM 53-62898-016_1.jpg)


27 March 1918

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Hands painting out storerooms, refitting rigging and swaying up maintopmast.

10.0am: HMW’s STYX and PRATTLER arrived.


4caf8b96cadfd34197031fcc: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62898/ADM 53-62898-017_0.jpg)


28 March 1918

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Hands reftting rigging, painting out canvas room and fore trimming tank.


4caf8b96cadfd34197031fcd: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62898/ADM 53-62898-017_1.jpg)


29 March 1918

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02


4caf8b96cadfd34197031fce: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62898/ADM 53-62898-018_0.jpg)


30 March 1918

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Hands painting out canvas room and refitting rigging.


4caf8b96cadfd34197031fcf: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62898/ADM 53-62898-018_1.jpg)


31 March 1918

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

11.0am: HMS MINERVA arrived and secured to A jetty.


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4caf8b96cadfd34197031fd2: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62898/ADM 53-62898-020_0.jpg)

4caf8b96cadfd34197031fd3: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62898/ADM 53-62898-020_1.jpg)

4caf8b96cadfd34197031fd4: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62898/ADM 53-62898-021_0.jpg)

4caf8b96cadfd34197031fd5: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62898/ADM 53-62898-021_1.jpg)



LOGS FOR APRIL 1918

(Durban for refit)


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4caf8b96cadfd34197031fd7: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62899/ADM 53-62899-001_1.jpg)

Cover, Adm. 53/62899, signed by O Leveson-Gower.

4caf8b96cadfd34197031fd8: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62899/ADM 53-62899-002_0.jpg)

4caf8b96cadfd34197031fd9: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62899/ADM 53-62899-002_1.jpg)

Dated 1st May 1918, signed by Cdr H Boyes.

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4caf8b96cadfd34197031fdb: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62899/ADM 53-62899-003_1.jpg)


1 April 1918

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

One rating rejoined from hospital.

Embarked boatswain’s and carpenter’s stores.


4caf8b96cadfd34197031fdc: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62899/ADM 53-62899-004_0.jpg)


2 April 1918

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Hands refitting rigging.


4caf8b96cadfd34197031fdd: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62899/ADM 53-62899-004_1.jpg)


3 April 1918

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Hands refitting rigging and painting out storerooms.

11.0am: Hoisted flag of VA Sir E Charlton.

One rating discharged to hospital.

5.0pm: HMS MINERVA sailed.


4caf8b96cadfd34197031fde: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62899/ADM 53-62899-005_0.jpg)


4 April 1918

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Hands refitting rigging and painting out storerooms.


4caf8b96cadfd34197031fdf: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62899/ADM 53-62899-005_1.jpg)


5 April 1918

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Hands refitting rigging and painting out storerooms.


4caf8b96cadfd34197031fe0: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62899/ADM 53-62899-006_0.jpg)


6 April 1918

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

8.0am: Struck flag of C-in-C.

Hands refitting rigging and painting out storerooms.


4caf8b96cadfd34197031fe1: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62899/ADM 53-62899-006_1.jpg)


7 April 1918

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02


4caf8b96cadfd34197031fe2: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62899/ADM 53-62899-007_0.jpg)


8 April 1918

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Hands refitting rigging, scrubbing lockers and painting out storerooms.


4caf8b96cadfd34197031fe3: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62899/ADM 53-62899-007_1.jpg)


9 April 1918

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

In am: Swayed up main topgallant mast and fore topmast.

Remainder painting out wardroom and storerooms.

In pm: Hands painting out storerooms and refitting rigging.


4caf8b96cadfd34197031fe4: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62899/ADM 53-62899-008_0.jpg)


10 April 1918

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

In am: Hands painting out storerooms and as required.

Discharged one rating to hospital.


4caf8b96cadfd34197031fe5: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62899/ADM 53-62899-008_1.jpg)


11 April 1918

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

In am: Hands painting mess deck and refitting rigging.

In pm: Hands make and mend clothes.


4caf8b96cadfd34197031fe6: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62899/ADM 53-62899-009_0.jpg)


12 April 1918

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Hands refitting rigging, painting storerooms, cabins and mess deck.


4caf8b96cadfd34197031fe7: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62899/ADM 53-62899-009_1.jpg)


13 April 1918

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

In am: Hands painting mess deck and as required.

In pm: Hands make and mend clothes.


4caf8b96cadfd34197031fe8: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62899/ADM 53-62899-010_0.jpg)


14 April 1918

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Sunday routine.


4caf8b96cadfd34197031fe9: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62899/ADM 53-62899-010_1.jpg)


15 April 1918

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Hands refitting rigging and painting mess deck


4caf8b96cadfd34197031fea: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62899/ADM 53-62899-011_0.jpg)


16 April 1918

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Landed dental party.

Hands employed as required and painting out mess deck and cabins.


4caf8b96cadfd34197031feb: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62899/ADM 53-62899-011_1.jpg)


17 April 1918

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Hands employed as required and painting mess deck.

Read warrant No 44.


4caf8b96cadfd34197031fec: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62899/ADM 53-62899-012_0.jpg)


18 April 1918

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

In am: Hands painting mess deck and cabins and as required.

In pm: Hands make and mend clothes


4caf8b96cadfd34197031fed: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62899/ADM 53-62899-012_1.jpg)


19 April 1918

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Hands refitting and as required.


4caf8b96cadfd34197031fee: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62899/ADM 53-62899-013_0.jpg)


20 April 1918

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Hands refitting and as required.


4caf8b96cadfd34197031fef: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62899/ADM 53-62899-013_1.jpg)


21 April 1918

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Sunday routine.


4caf8b96cadfd34197031ff0: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62899/ADM 53-62899-014_0.jpg)


22 April 1918

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Hands refitting and painting.


4caf8b96cadfd34197031ff1: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62899/ADM 53-62899-014_1.jpg)


23 April 1918

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Refitting.


4caf8b96cadfd34197031ff2: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62899/ADM 53-62899-015_0.jpg)


24 April 1918

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Refitting.


4caf8b96cadfd34197031ff3: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62899/ADM 53-62899-015_1.jpg)


25 April 1918

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

In pm: Hands make and mend clothes.


4caf8b96cadfd34197031ff4: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62899/ADM 53-62899-016_0.jpg)


26 April 1918

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Hands employed scraping, painting and as required.

One rating joined ship from Simonstown.

Discharged one rating to HMW Prattler.


4caf8b96cadfd34197031ff5: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62899/ADM 53-62899-016_1.jpg)


27 April 1918

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Refitting.


4caf8b96cadfd34197031ff6: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62899/ADM 53-62899-017_0.jpg)


28 April 1918

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Sunday routine.


4caf8b96cadfd34197031ff7: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62899/ADM 53-62899-017_1.jpg)


29 April 1918

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Hands employed painting cabins and mess decks.


4caf8b96cadfd34197031ff8: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62899/ADM 53-62899-018_0.jpg)


30 April 1918

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Hands painting mess decks and cabins and scraping paintwork.


4caf8b96cadfd34197031ff9: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62899/ADM 53-62899-018_1.jpg)

4caf8b96cadfd34197031ffa: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62899/ADM 53-62899-019_0.jpg)

4caf8b97cadfd34197031ffb: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62899/ADM 53-62899-019_1.jpg)

4caf8b97cadfd34197031ffc: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62899/ADM 53-62899-020_0.jpg)

4caf8b97cadfd34197031ffd: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62899/ADM 53-62899-020_1.jpg)

4caf8b97cadfd34197031ffe: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62899/ADM 53-62899-021_0.jpg)

4caf8b97cadfd34197031fff: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62899/ADM 53-62899-021_1.jpg)



LOGS FOR MAY 1918

(Durban for refit)


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4caf8b97cadfd34197032001: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62900/ADM 53-62900-001_1.jpg)

Cover, Adm. 53/62900, signed O Leveson-Gower.

4caf8b97cadfd34197032002: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62900/ADM 53-62900-002_0.jpg)

4caf8b97cadfd34197032003: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62900/ADM 53-62900-002_1.jpg)

Dated 4th June 1918, signed by Cdr H Boyes.

4caf8b97cadfd34197032004: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62900/ADM 53-62900-003_0.jpg)


4caf8b97cadfd34197032005: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62900/ADM 53-62900-003_1.jpg)


1 May 1918

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Hands scraping, painting and as required.

Paid monthly money

One rating joined ship.


4caf8b97cadfd34197032006: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62900/ADM 53-62900-004_0.jpg)


2 May 1918

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Hands scraping, painting, refitting and as required.

Read warrant No 45. Discharged one prisoner to civil prison.


4caf8b97cadfd34197032007: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62900/ADM 53-62900-004_1.jpg)


3 May 1918

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Hands employed refitting, scraping and painting.


4caf8b97cadfd34197032008: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62900/ADM 53-62900-005_0.jpg)


4 May 1918

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Refitting.

11.0am: HMS CHALLENGER proceeded.


4caf8b97cadfd34197032009: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62900/ADM 53-62900-005_1.jpg)


5 May 1918

Link to 5 May 1918 broken


4caf8b97cadfd3419703200a: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62900/ADM 53-62900-006_0.jpg)


6 May 1918

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Hands scraping, painting and refitting.


4caf8b97cadfd3419703200b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62900/ADM 53-62900-006_1.jpg)


7 May 1918

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Hands employed refitting, scraping and painting.


4caf8b97cadfd3419703200c: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62900/ADM 53-62900-007_0.jpg)


8 May 1918

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Hands employed refitting, scraping and painting.


4caf8b97cadfd3419703200d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62900/ADM 53-62900-007_1.jpg)


9 May 1918

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Discharged one rating to hospital.


4caf8b97cadfd3419703200e: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62900/ADM 53-62900-008_0.jpg)


10 May 1918

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Hands employed refitting, scraping and painting.


4caf8b97cadfd3419703200f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62900/ADM 53-62900-008_1.jpg)


11 May 1918

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

In am: Hands employed refitting, scraping and painting.

In pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.


4caf8b97cadfd34197032010: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62900/ADM 53-62900-009_0.jpg)


12 May 1918

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Sunday routine.


4caf8b97cadfd34197032011: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62900/ADM 53-62900-009_1.jpg)


13 May 1918

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Refitting and painting.


4caf8b97cadfd34197032012: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62900/ADM 53-62900-010_0.jpg)


14 May 1918

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Refitting, rigging and painting.


4caf8b97cadfd34197032013: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62900/ADM 53-62900-010_1.jpg)


15 May 1918

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Scraping paintwork.

OS training class at instruction.


4caf8b97cadfd34197032014: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62900/ADM 53-62900-011_0.jpg)


16 May 1918

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Scraping paintwork.


4caf8b97cadfd34197032015: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62900/ADM 53-62900-011_1.jpg)


17 May 1918

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Refitting, scraping paintwork.


4caf8b97cadfd34197032016: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62900/ADM 53-62900-012_0.jpg)


18 May 1918

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Cleaning mess decks, scraping paintwork, make and mend in pm.


4caf8b97cadfd34197032017: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62900/ADM 53-62900-012_1.jpg)


19 May 1918

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Sunday routine.


4caf8b97cadfd34197032018: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62900/ADM 53-62900-013_0.jpg)


20 May 1918

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Refitting, scraping paintwork.


4caf8b97cadfd34197032019: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62900/ADM 53-62900-013_1.jpg)


21 May 1918

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Hands scraping ship’s side and cleaning mess deck.

One rating joined ship from hospital.


4caf8b97cadfd3419703201a: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62900/ADM 53-62900-014_0.jpg)


22 May 1918

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Hands scraping ship’s side and painting the whaler.

Discharged one rating to hospital.


4caf8b97cadfd3419703201b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62900/ADM 53-62900-014_1.jpg)


23 May 1918

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

In am: Scraping ship’ side.

In pm: Half masted colours. Landed funeral party for the late F Camp AB. (AB Frederick Camp, J64510, drowned.)

4.0pm: Rehoisted colours.


4caf8b97cadfd3419703201c: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62900/ADM 53-62900-015_0.jpg)


24 May 1918

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

In am: Scraping ship’s side.


4caf8b97cadfd3419703201d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62900/ADM 53-62900-015_1.jpg)


25 May 1918

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Cleaning ship, cleaning troop deck, hoisting and covering boats, scraping ship’s side.

One rating joined ship from detention.


4caf8b97cadfd3419703201e: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62900/ADM 53-62900-016_0.jpg)


26 May 1918

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Sunday routine.


4caf8b97cadfd3419703201f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62900/ADM 53-62900-016_1.jpg)


27 May 1918

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Scraping ship’s side, painting boats.


4caf8b97cadfd34197032020: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62900/ADM 53-62900-017_0.jpg)


28 May 1918

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Scraping ship’s side.


4caf8b97cadfd34197032021: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62900/ADM 53-62900-017_1.jpg)


29 May 1918

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Completed with coal, 122.8 tons. Cleared ammunition lighter. Finished embarking provisions and stores.


4caf8b97cadfd34197032022: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62900/ADM 53-62900-018_0.jpg)


30 May 1918

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Hands painting ship.

Paid monthly money. (Two days early, perhaps so that the crew can have a last run ashore.)

Fires lit in main boilers.


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31 May 1918

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Hands transporting gear to Thistle and cleaning SS Professor.

Painting ship.


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LOGS FOR JUNE 1918

(Durban refitting and Quelimane)


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Cover, Adm. 53/62901, signed by O Leveson-Gower.

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Dated 8th July 1918, signed by Cdr H Boyes.

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1 June 1918

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

7.45am: Cast off and proceeded in tow to D shed.

Hands painting ship and lifting aft 4” gun.

Lifted davits and tested Downton pumps.


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2 June 1918

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Secured ship for basin trial.


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3 June 1918

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Hands painting ship.

Carried out steam trial.

Discharged one rating to hospital.


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4 June 1918

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Painting ship and watering.


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5 June 1918

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

9.25am: Cast off and proceeded to sea for trial.

11.45am: Secured alongside, D shed.

In pm: Hands painting ship and coal lighter alongside. (Thistle has burned 20 tons in the last week, enough for a full 24 hours steaming at sea.)


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6 June 1918

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Coaling, 5 tons.


4caf8b98cadfd34197032035: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62901/ADM 53-62901-007_1.jpg)


7 June 1918

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

9.0am: Read warrant No 48.

In am: Hands painting ship and fitting QD awning.

Discharged two ratings to HMWs Styx and Prattler. One rating joined ship from Prattler.

3.45pm: Cast off and proceeded.


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8 June 1918

At sea.

Lat -28.8, Long 32.6

9.30pm: Revolutions as required for keeping station with whalers.


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9 June 1918

At sea.

Lat -28.1, Long 33.5


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10 June 1918

At sea.

Lat -25.9, Long 34.6


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11 June 1918

At sea.

Lat -23.9, Long 35.6

3.18am: Zavora Lt abeam 12 miles.


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12 June 1918

At sea to Beira.

Lat -21.1, Long 35.5

9.28am: Cape Bazaruto LH abeam 9 miles.

9.15pm: Anchored off Beira.

Anchored with Fairway buoy N10W 2 miles approx.

9.25pm: HMWs PRATTLER and STYX anchored.


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13 June 1918

Beira.

Lat -19.89, Long 34.81

6.15am: Weighed and proceeded. Picked up pilot.

8.50am: Anchored, Beira. Coaling, 62.3 tons.


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14 June 1918

Beira and at sea towards Port Amelia.

Lat -19.89, Long 34.81

2.15pm: Weighed and proceeded.

4.25pm: Anchored.

5.38pm: Weighed and proceeded.

6.0pm: Fairway buoy abeam.


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15 June 1918

At sea.

Lat -18.9, Long 37.0


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16 June 1918

At sea.

Lat -17.1, Long 39.3

12.45pm: Casuarina I. N60W.

3.25pm: Mona I. N10E.

4.0pm: Mona I. abeam 5 miles.

4.15pm: Stopped, lowered seaboat.

4.30pm: Proceeded, course N77E.


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17 June 1918

At sea.

Lat -17.4, Long 39.4

2.15am: Slow both.

2.50am: Altered course to S55W (presumably in response to wireless orders.)

4.45pm: Altered course to N84W.


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18 June 1918

At sea.

Lat -17.9, Long 36.9

9.0am: Proceeded into Kiliman River. (Rio de Bons Sinais)

11.15am: Picked up pilot.

11.40am: Anchored, Quilimane (now correctly Quelimane, this name used henceforth in place of log spellings Quilimane and Kiliman.)


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19 June 1918

Quelimane.

Lat -17.9, Long 36.9


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20 June 1918

Quelimane.

Lat -17.9, Long 36.9


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21 June 1918

Quelimane.

Lat -17.9, Long 36.9

3.15pm: Portuguese cruiser ADAMASTOR anchored.


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22 June 1918

Quelimane.

Lat -17.9, Long 36.9

10.0am: Preparing for landing party.


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23 June 1918

Quelimane.

Lat -17.9, Long 36.9


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24 June 1918

Quelimane.

Lat -17.9, Long 36.9

Instruments from ETC received.(No idea what these are, Ed.)

7.0pm: HMS IVY anchored.


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25 June 1918

Quelimane.

Lat -17.9, Long 36.9

4.30pm: SS MANICA arrived. (Formerly the kite ship HMS Manica, now a merchant ship again.)


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26 June 1918

Quelimane.

Lat -17.9, Long 36.9

6.0pm: SS HEPBURN (?) arrived.


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27 June 1918

Quelimane.

Lat -17.9, Long 36.9

10.15am: Six ratings joined ship.

5.0pm: Shifted alongside collier.


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28 June 1918

Quelimane.

Lat -17.9, Long 36.9

Coaling, received 90 tons.

4.10pm: Cast off to anchor.


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29 June 1918

Quelimane.

Lat -17.9, Long 36.9

5.0pm. HMWs PICKLE and PRATTLER arrived.


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30 June 1918

Quelimane.

Lat -17.9, Long 36.9

2.25pm: HMWs PICKLE and PRATTLER proceeded.

Discharged three ratings to HMS Talbot (One PO, one SBS and one OS, vide log of Talbot)


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LOGS FOR JULY 1918

(Quelimane)


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Cover, Adm. 53/62902, signed by O Leveson-Gower.

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Dated 6th August 1918, signed by Cdr H Boyes.

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1 July 1918

Quelimane.

Lat -17.9, Long 36.9

OS at seamanship instruction.

Issued soap and tobacco.


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2 July 1918

Quelimane.

Lat -17.9, Long 36.9

In am: Landed landing party and Maxim.

In pm: Received 6 cases and 39 bags of coin from National Bank of South Africa.


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3 July 1918

Quelimane.

Lat -17.9, Long 36.9

12.30pm: HMS RINALDO arrived.

Received stores from same.

Mr Coombes, boatswain, joined ship.

In pm: Received 10 rifles from HMS Talbot.

One rating joined ship from Rinaldo (H Eyre, tel, vide log of Rinaldo).


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4 July 1918

Quelimane.

Lat -17.9, Long 36.9

In am: Discharged spare rifles and accoutrements to HMS Rinaldo.

In pm: Received 20,000 rounds of .303 from HMS Talbot.


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5 July 1918

Quelimane.

Lat -17.9, Long 36.9

Received on board from military paymaster, seven boxes of specie.


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6 July 1918

Quelimane.

Lat -17.9, Long 36.9

Sent 36 boxes of .303 to HMS Ivy.


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7 July 1918

Quelimane.

Lat -17.9, Long 36.9

Boats disembarking stores from SS LUABO.

11.30am: Landing party returned.

In pm: Discharged one rating to HMS Rinaldo.


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8 July 1918

Quelimane.

Lat -17.9, Long 36.9

6.0am: HMW PICKLE left.

10.0am: HMW PRATTLER in.

Sent seven boxes of specie to military paymaster.

2.0pm: HMS RINALDO left.

5.0pm: PICKLE returned.


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9 July 1918

Quelimane.

Lat -17.9, Long 36.9

8.45am: HMS RINALDO arrived.

2.0pm: RINALDO left.


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10 July 1918

Quelimane.

Lat -17.9, Long 36.9

6.30am: Went alongside collier, completed with 38 tons of coal.

11.45am: Cast off to anchor.

2.0pm: HMW PICKLE left.

Mr Perry, Gunner, joined ship.

Received from HMS Minerva, one Maxim gun.


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11 July 1918

Quelimane.

Lat -17.9, Long 36.9

Received two maxim guns from military.


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12 July 1918

Quelimane.

Lat -17.9, Long 36.9

10.0am: HMW PRATTLER alongside, supplied her with 19 tons of water.


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13 July 1918

Quelimane.

Lat -17.9, Long 36.9

7.0am: HMW PRATTLER left.


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14 July 1918

Quelimane.

Lat -17.9, Long 36.9

Sunday routine.


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15 July 1918

Quelimane.

Lat -17.9, Long 36.9

Training class at field exercise.

1.0pm: HMW PICKLE anchored.


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16 July 1918

Quelimane.

Lat -17.9, Long 36.9

9.0am: HMW PICKLE alongside and supplied her with 2½ tons of water.

11.0am: PICKLE slipped and proceeded.

OS training class at field exercise.


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17 July 1918

Quelimane.

Lat -17.9, Long 36.9

Training class at drill and field exercise.


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18 July 1918

Quelimane.

Lat -17.9, Long 36.9

In am: Small arms company at drill.

11.0am: Sent two maxims and ammunition to HMW Pickle.

11.30am: PICKLE left.

In pm: Training class at field exercise.


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19 July 1918

Quelimane.

Lat -17.9, Long 36.9

9.0am: Hands to general quarters.

OS Training class at field exercise.

5.0pm: Boats away landing wounded.


4caf8b98cadfd3419703206c: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62902/ADM 53-62902-013_0.jpg)


20 July 1918

Quelimane.

Lat -17.9, Long 36.9

11.20am: Portuguese cruiser ADAMASTOR sailed.

In pm: Hands make and mend clothes.


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21 July 1918

Quelimane.

Lat -17.9, Long 36.9

In pm: Discharged two ratings to hospital.


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22 July 1918

Quelimane.

Lat -17.9, Long 36.9

In am: Aired and inspected bedding.


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23 July 1918

Quelimane.

Lat -17.9, Long 36.9

Cleaning and painting.


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24 July 1918

Quelimane.

Lat -17.9, Long 36.9

7.0am: HMW FLY arrived.

Training class at field exercise.

3.30pm: HMW PRATTLER arrived.


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25 July 1918

Quelimane.

Lat -17.9, Long 36.9

In am: Small arm company at drill. OS training class at field exercise.

In pm: Training class at 12 pdr gun drill.

6.30pm: HMW FLY secured alongside.


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26 July 1918

Quelimane.

Lat -17.9, Long 36.9

Training class dismounting and stripping starboard after 12 pdr.


4caf8b98cadfd34197032073: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62902/ADM 53-62902-016_1.jpg)


27 July 1918

Quelimane.

Lat -17.9, Long 36.9

2.0pm: HMW PRATTLER left.


4caf8b98cadfd34197032074: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62902/ADM 53-62902-017_0.jpg)


28 July 1918

Quelimane.

Lat -17.9, Long 36.9

Sunday routine.


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29 July 1918

Quelimane.

Lat -17.9, Long 36.9

Coal lighters alongside, completed with 35 tons of coal.

Discharged one rating to hospital,one rating joined from same.

Supplied HMW Fly with one ton of drinking water.


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30 July 1918

Quelimane.

Lat -17.9, Long 36.9

Training class dismounting foremost 12 pdr.

HMW FLY cast off and anchored.


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31 July 1918

Quelimane.

Lat -17.9, Long 37.4

5.48am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.35am: Fairway buoy abeam.

Courses North of East.


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LOGS FOR AUGUST 1918

(Angoche Islands)


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Cover, Adm. 53/62903, signed by O Leveson-Gower.

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Dated 2nd September 1918, signed by Cdr H Boyes.

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1 August 1918

At sea to Mafamede I.

Lat -16.36, Long 40.02

2.55pm: Anchored off Mafamede I. (One of the Angoche Is)


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2 August 1918

Mafamede I. to Angoche.

Lat -16.25, Long 39.9

9.58am: Weighed and proceeded.

12.35pm: Anchored, Angoche.

Issued soap and tobacco.


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3 August 1918

Angoche.

Lat -16.25, Long 39.9


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4 August 1918

Angoche.

Lat -16.25, Long 39.9

Sunday routine.


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5 August 1918

Angoche.

Lat -16.25, Long 39.9

In am: Exercised “collision” and “abandon ship”.

In pm: Exercised boats under sail.


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6 August 1918

Angoche.

Lat -16.25, Long 39.9

Hands painting ship

OS away boat pulling.


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7 August 1918

Angoche.

Lat -16.25, Long 39.9

Painting ship.


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8 August 1918

Angoche.

Lat -16.25, Long 39.9

Painting ship.


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9 August 1918

Angoche.

Lat -16.25, Long 39.9

Painting ship.

Exercised boat sailing.


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10 August 1918

Angoche.

Lat -16.25, Long 39.9

8.05am: HMS RINALDO arrived.


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11 August 1918

Angoche and at sea.

Lat -15.9, Long 40.6

5.35am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.55pm: Anchored, Mozambique. (The port on Mozambique I.)


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12 August 1918

Mozambique.

Lat -15.02, Long 40.7

5.44am: Weighed and proceeded to anchor off Londoo. (I can’t find Londoo, but by the anchor bearings it must be to the North West of the island.)

6.35am: Anchored.


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13 August 1918

Mozambique.

Lat -15.02, Long 40.7

9.35am: Went alongside SS LEUCADIA, received 110 tons of coal.


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14 August 1918

Mozambique.

Lat -15.8, Long 40.5

5.05am: Cast off and proceeded.

5.33pm: Anchored off Mafamede I.

One rating joined from HMS Rinaldo.

6.25pm: RINALDO proceeded.


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15 August 1918

Angoche.

Lat -16.25, Long 39.9

5.0am: HMW FLY left.

9.22am. Weighed and proceeded.

Small arm companies at SA drill.

11.15am: Anchored, Angoche.

In pm: Exercised whaler boat sailing, remainder of hands renewing boats’ falls and as required.

Landed bathing party.


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16 August 1918

Angoche.

Lat -16.25, Long 39.9

In am: Cleared ship for action. Exercised “general quarters” and “collision” and “fire” stations.


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17 August 1918

Angoche.

Lat -16.25, Long 39.9

In pm: Hands make and mend clothes.


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18 August 1918

Angoche.

Lat -16.25, Long 39.9

Sunday routine.


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19 August 1918

Angoche.

Lat -16.25, Long 39.9

In am: Exercised boats’ crews away pulling.

Training class at gunnery instruction.

In pm: Training class at 12 pdr gun drill.

Landed bathing party.


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20 August 1918

Angoche.

Lat -16.25, Long 39.9

In am: Training class at gunnery instruction.

Remainder of hands spreading boatdeck awnings.

In pm: Training class at deflection teacher.

Landed bathing party.


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21 August 1918

Angoche.

Lat -16.25, Long 39.9

In am: Exercised boats’ crews away pulling. Training class at deflection teacher.

1.28pm: Portuguese gunboat CHAIMITE arrived.

In pm: Rigged relieving tackles. (Possibly as an exercise. These are ropes and blocks by which the rudder can be moved manually. In old sailing ships they literally relieved some of the strain on the rudder which would otherwise have been transmitted to the wheel.)

Landed bathing party.


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22 August 1918

Angoche.

Lat -16.25, Long 39.9

In am: Exercised small arms drill. Gunnery training class at 12 pdr gun drill.

Landed bathing party.


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23 August 1918

Angoche.

Lat -16.25, Long 39.9

5.15am: Portuguese gunboat CHAIMITE sailed.

In am: Gunnery training class at loader.

In pm: Gunnery training class at 12 pdr gun drill.

HMW Fly alongside for ¾ ton of water.

3.30pm: HMW CHARON arrived.


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24 August 1918

Angoche.

Lat -16.25, Long 39.9

5.0am: HMW FLY left.

11.30am. HMW CHARON shifted berth.

In pm: Hands make and mend clothes.


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25 August 1918

Angoche.

Lat -16.25, Long 39.9


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26 August 1918

Angoche.

Lat -16.25, Long 39.9

6.0am: Landing party landed for route march.

7.05am: HMW CHARON shifted berth.

In pm: Training class at loader drill.


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27 August 1918

Angoche.

Lat -16.25, Long 39.9

6.0am: Landed ship’s company for rifle exercise.

In pm: Gunnery training class at 4" QF drill.


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28 August 1918

Angoche.

Lat -16.25, Long 39.9

Training class at instruction and examination.

One Askiri joined ship.


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29 August 1918

Angoche to Mafamede I.

Lat -16.4, Long 40.4

6.20am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.57am: Anchored off Mafamede I.

Carried out 1" aiming practice.

Skiff’s crew painting out their boat.


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30 August 1918

Mafamede I.

Lat -16.4, Long 40.4

Gunnery training class at examination

In pm: Hands make and mend clothes. Landed bathing party.


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31 August 1918

Mafamede I.

Lat -16.4, Long 40.4

5.25am: Went alongside collier. Provisioned ship. Received 84 tons of coal.

2.30pm: Cast off to anchor.


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LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1918

(Angoche Islands, Port Amelia, Tambuzi, Msimbati and Zanzibar)


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Front cover, Adm. 53/62904, signed O Leveson-Gower.

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Dated 2nd October 1918, signed by Cdr H Boyes.

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1 September 1918

Mafamede I. to Angoche.

Lat -16.25, Long 39.9

9.0am: HMW Charon alongside, embarked provisions.

9.40am: CHARON proceeded.

11.03am. Weighed and proceeded.

12.52pm: Anchored, Angoche.

1.35pm: CHARON returned.


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2 September 1918

Angoche.

Lat -16.25, Long 39.9

Hands unshipping skiff’s davits.

Landed bathing party.


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3 September 1918

Angoche.

Lat -16.25, Long 39.9

Gunnery training class at instruction and Maxim drill.

Landed bathing party.


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4 September 1918

Angoche.

Lat -16.25, Long 39.9

Gunnery training class at instruction and drill.


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5 September 1918

Angoche.

Lat -16.25, Long 39.9

Exercised SA companies.

Landed bathing party.


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6 September 1918

Angoche.

Lat -16.25, Long 39.9

5.10am: HMW CHARON proceeded.

Exercised general quarters.

OS training class at instruction.


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7 September 1918

Angoche.

Lat -16.25, Long 39.9

Hands make and mend clothes.

Landed bathing party.


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8 September 1918

Angoche and at sea.

Lat -15.9, Long 40.5

6.03am: Weighed and proceeded, courses East of North all day.

5.56pm: St George’s I. Lt N29W.

7.25pm: St George’s I. Lt abeam.


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9 September 1918

At sea to Port Amelia.

Lat -13.6, Long 40.9

4.15pm: Maunhane LH N29W.

7.16pm: Anchored Port Amelia.


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10 September 1918

Port Amelia.

Lat -13.0, Long 40.5

7.30am: Went alongside HMS Challenger. Received 45 tons of coal from her.


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11 September 1918

Port Amelia.

Lat -13.0, Long 40.5


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12 September 1918

Port Amelia.

Lat -13.0, Long 40.5

6.0am: Landed SA company.


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13 September 1918

Port Amelia.

Lat -13.0, Long 40.5


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14 September 1918

Port Amelia.

Lat -13.0, Long 40.5

11.30am: HMW FLY anchored.


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15 September 1918

Port Amelia and at sea.

Lat -12.0, Long 40.7

12.01am: HMW CHARON and FLY weighed and proceeded.

12.40am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.15am: Ibo LH abeam 5.2 miles.

6.25pm: Anchored off Tambuzi I.


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16 September 1918

Tambuzi.

Lat -11.4, Long 40.6

6.35pm: HMS MINERVA arrived.


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17 September 1918

Tambuzi and at sea.

Lat -11.3, Long 40.6

Discharged Lt Weller RNR to HMS Minerva.

11.32am: Weighed and proceeded, courses Northerly.

10.10pm: Cape Delgado N30W.


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18 September 1918

At sea to Msimbati.

Lat -10.3, Long 40.35

10.0am: Carried out firing from 4" and 12 pdr guns.

12.08pm: Anchored, Msimbati.


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19 September 1918

Msimbati.

Lat -10.3, Long 40.35

Exercised small arm company.


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20 September 1918

Msimbati.

Lat -10.3, Long 40.35

Hands painting ship.


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21 September 1918

Msimbati.

Lat -10.3, Long 40.35

10.15am: HMS HYACINTH arrived.

One rating joined ship from Hyacinth and discharged Mr Anderson AE and one rating to same.

3.0pm: HMW STYX arrived.


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22 September 1918

Msimbati.

Lat -10.3, Long 40.35

10.0am: C-in-C came on board to inspect ship.

Mr Crawford AE joined ship.


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23 September 1918

Msimbati and at sea.

Lat -10.3, Long 40.35

2.32pm: Weighed and proceeded, course N3W.


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24 September 1918

At sea to Zanzibar.

Lat -7.6, Long 40.0

1.35am: HMS RINALDO passed steaming South.

8.20am: Sighted land on port bow.

9.12pm: Chumbe LH N24W(c).

11.55pm: Anchored off Zanzibar.


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25 September 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

6.0am: Weighed and proceeded to swing ship for compass deviation.

8.25am: Proceeded into Zanzibar.

9.25am: Anchored, Zanzibar.


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26 September 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20


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27 September 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

5.0am: HMW PICKLE left.

5.30am: Prisoner and escort from HMS Challenger on board.

5.37am: CHALLENGER left.

2.20pm: PICKLE returned.


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28 September 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

8.45am: Discharged prisoner and escort from HMS Challenger to HMW PICKLE.

10.20pm: HMW FLY arrived.


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29 September 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20


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30 September 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20


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LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1918

(Zanzibar, Dar-es-salaam, Kilwa, Mnazi Bay and Mikindani)


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Cover, Adm. 53/62905, signed by O Leveson-Gower (10/10/18) and P Walker (31/10/18).

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Dated 1st November 1918, signed by Lt/Cdr CG Cruttwell.

(Lt/Cdr Cruttwell was a “Conway boy” who joined the Royal Indian Marine and presumably transferred to the RN for the war.)

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1 October 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

8.0am: HMW FLY left.

Hands employed as requisite and drawing stores.

Hands mustered for payment.

Discharged 10 seedies to shore.


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2 October 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

11.0am: HMW FLY in.

10.0pm: Discharged one ERA to hospital.


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3 October 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20


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4 October 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

4.0pm: HMW STYX in.


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5 October 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

9.30am: HMW STYX out.


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6 October 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

11.56am: HMS CHALLENGER anchored.

4.0pm: Read warrant No 1 and discharged one prisoner (AB Bowles, ten days cells, vide log of Challenger) and Challenger’s escort to Challenger.


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7 October 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

Coaling.


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8 October 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

10.45am: SS GOLDEN CROWN sailed.

Received from SS STANLEY HALL, Paymaster’s, Bosun’s, Engineer’s and Gunner’s stores. (STANLEY HALL was a cargo ship of 4,104 tons, built by Palmers at Jarrow in 1894, for Sun Sg Co Ltd (Alexander) Liverpool.  Broken up at Rosyth 1920.)

1.45pm: Discharged one officer to HMW Fly.

2.05pm: FLY left.


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9 October 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

5.55am: SS Stanley Hall went alongside HMS Challenger (for coaling, vide log of Challenger).

9.20am: Weighed and proceeded to carry out trials.

11.25am: Returned to anchorage.

6.55pm: Stanley Hall cast off to anchor.


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10 October 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

5.15am: SS HONG MOH sailed.

6.15am. SS CUPID anchored.

7.0am: HMW PRATTLER sailed.

3.0pm: HMW STYX anchored.

3.10pm: SS GOLDEN CROWN anchored.


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11 October 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

10.15am: Weighed and proceeded on steam trials.

11.0am: Returned to anchorage.

11.10am: Geared to (tied up alongside) HMS Challenger.

11.13am: SS YERONEJ (?) arrived and anchored.

11.35am: Hands employed taking hammocks and bags on Challenger.

2.0pm: New crew arrived on board from SS YERONEJ.

2.20pm: Lower deck cleared.

(And according to Challenger’s log, 54 of Thistle’s ratings joined Challenger. What happened to the rest of her old crew and the officers is not recorded, although Lt Leveson-Gower went to HMS Minerva as Navigating Officer, vide log of Minerva.)


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12 October 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

Hands employed storing provisions and cleaning guns.

In pm: Trying engines, stations for going out of harbour.


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13 October 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

9.30am: Church party for HMS Challenger.

12.40pm: SS TUNA sailed (Tuni in log, definitely a typo, vide log of Challenger).

6.45pm: Discharged one rating to Challenger.


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14 October 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

In am: Exercised action stations. Medical inspection

4.30pm: SS MANICA anchored.


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15 October 1918

Zanzibar to Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.9, Long 39.7

5.35am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0am: Lat 6 25S, 39 13E.

11.48am: Hammond Rock buoy abeam.

12.15am: Anchored, Dar-es-salaam.

5.15pm: SS INGOMA sailed.

6.35pm: SS YAROSLAV anchored.


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16 October 1918

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.9, Long 39.7

12.45pm: HMS LUNKA arrived.


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17 October 1918

Dar-es-salaam and at sea.

Lat -6.9, Long 39.7

6.45am: Shifted berth.

1.0pm: Left harbour, course S28E.

10.30pm: Sighted Ras Mkumbi Light.


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18 October 1918

At sea to Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -8.8, Long 39.7

12.40am: Rounded Ras Mkumbi. a/c S18W.

8.0am: Lat 8 23S, Long 39 52E.

2.45pm: Made fast to collier STANLEY HALL, Kilwa Kisiwani harbour.

Received coal 49 tons, water eight tons.


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19 October 1918

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -8.97, Long 39.55

7.0am Cast off from collier and came to anchor off castle ruins.

8.30am: Colours lowered for funeral from HMS Minerva (OS James Gibb, who died the previous day of pneumonia, probably a victim of the influenza pandemic,vide log of Minerva).


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20 October 1918

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -8.97, Long 39.55

10.0am: Captain Raikes of HMS Minerva inspected ship’s company by open list.

7.45pm: Church party to Minerva.


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21 October 1918

Kilwa Kisiwani to Kiswere.

Lat -9.2, Long 39.7

6.0am: Landed butcher and wardroom steward. Away all boats crews for exercise.

9.12am: Weighed and proceeded.

2.30pm: Anchored, Kiswere.


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22 October 1918

Kiswere.

Lat -9.4, Long 39.6


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23 October 1918

Kiswere to Mnazi Bay.

Lat -10.0, Long 40.1

No notes were copied of activity in the morning, but they must have weighed and proceeded about 5.30am.

8.0am: Lat 9 34S, 39 48E.

4.35pm: Anchored 2.5 cables North of Msimbati Beacon.


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24 October 1918

Mnazi Bay.

Lat -10.3, Long 40.35


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25 October 1918

Mnazi Bay.

Lat -10.3, Long 40.35

In am: Exercised action stations. Carried out .303 and 1” target practice.


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26 October 1918

Mnazi Bay.

Lat -10.3, Long 40.35

In am: Hands painting out sailing cutter.

3.0pm: HMW STYX arrived.


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27 October 1918

Mnazi Bay.

Lat -10.3, Long 40.35

11.0am: HMS CHALLENGER anchored.


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28 October 1918

Mnazi Bay.

Lat -10.3, Long 40.35

9.40am: HMW PICKLE arrived and came alongside for water.

In am: Divisions and 12 pdr drill.

1.35pm: Pickle cast off to anchor.


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29 October 1918

Mnazi Bay.

Lat -10.3, Long 40.35

In am: Divisions and 12 pdr drill. Carried out .303 aiming practice.


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30 October 1918

Mnazi Bay to Mikindani.

Lat -10.1, Long 40.2

9.32am: Weighed and proceeded.

1.40pm: Anchored, Mikindani harbour.


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31 October 1918

Mikindani.

Lat -10.24, Long 40.15

In am: Away all boats under oars. Away all boats under sails.

Small arm drill. Seamanship training class to instruction.

In pm: Cutter away under sails.


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LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1918

(Sudi Bay, Lindi, Tirene Bay, Lindi, Dar-es-salaam and Zanzibar)


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Cover, Adm. 53/62906, signed by S/Lt P Walker, RNR.

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Dated 8th December 1918, signed by Lt/Cdr CG Cruttwell.

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1 November 1918

Mikindani to Sudi.

Lat -10.24, Long 40.15

In am: Away all boats under oars and later, away all boats under sail. Seamanship training class to instruction.

Hands muster for monthly payments.

1.35pm: Weighed and proceeded.

4.50pm: Anchored, Sudi.


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2 November 1918

Sudi.

Lat -10.1, Long 40.0

Cutter took bathing party ashore under sail.


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3 November 1918

Sudi to Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

7.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.20am: Anchored, Lindi.


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4 November 1918

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

6.0am: Working party left for the President. (Possibly a wreck.)

8.0am: HMW FLY anchored. Received two bags of mails from her.

8.55am: HMW PICKLE made fast alongside to receive five tons of water.

12.55pm: Pickle cast off to anchor.

5.0pm: PICKLE sailed.

5.50pm: Steam cutter returned from President with three derricks.


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5 November 1918

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

9.0am: HMW FLY left.

11.30am: FLY returned.

1.15pm: Hands taking aboard three derricks.


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6 November 1918

Lindi and at sea.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

5.20pm: Weighed and proceeded, courses Northerly.


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7 November 1918

At sea to Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.84, Long 39.71

8.0am: Lat 8 12S. Long 39 39 30E.

11.25am: Anchored, Tirene Bay.

In pm: Away all boats under sail.


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8 November 1918

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.84, Long 39.71

Painting ship.


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9 November 1918

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.84, Long 39.71

Hands make and mend clothes. Sailing cutter away under sail.


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10 November 1918

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.8, Long 39.7

8.25am: HMW STYX arrived. Received mails and fruit from her.

9.40am: STYX left southbound.

11.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

1.40pm: Received orders to proceed to Lindi.


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11 November 1918

Tirene to Lindi.

Lat -9.8, Long 39.9

2.05pm: Anchored, Lindi.


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12 November 1918

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

5.50am: HMW FLY sailed.

Seamanship and gunnery training classes at instruction.


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13 November 1918

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

7.25am: SS HONG MOH anchored.


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14 November 1918

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

In am: Small arms drill. Training class at 4” gun drill.

11.55am: SS HUNAN anchored.

5.0pm: HMW STYX sailed.

5.10pm: Away all boats under sail.


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15 November 1918

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

12.45pm: Italian collier TUSCULUM anchored in D berth, piloted in by Thistle’s navigator. Weighed and proceeded alongside her for 10 tons of fresh water. Coaling.

(Tusculum, ex Strathdon, was sunk by the British 7th Cruiser Squadron in 1940.)


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16 November 1918

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

1.40am: Finished coaling, received 140 tons.

7.30am: Cast off to anchor.

9.45am: Portuguese vessel MANICA anchored.

10.0am. Derricks from President sent aboard collier for delivery to HMS Challenger.

1.0pm: Collier TUSCULUM left, piloted out by Thistle’s navigator.


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17 November 1918

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

7.30am: Army chaplain held communion service aboard.

5.40pm: SS HONG MOH sailed.


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18 November 1918

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

11.30am: SS MANICA left.

4.10pm: Libertymen and football team landed.


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19 November 1918

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

Painting ship.


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20 November 1918

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

Painting ship.


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21 November 1918

Lindi and at sea.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

9.50am: Tug STORK arrived with two lighters in tow.

9.10pm: Weighed and proceeded, courses Northerly.


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22 November 1918

At sea.

Lat -8.6, Long 39.6

8.0am: Position off Kilwa Kisiwani.

8.0pm: Position off Moresby Point.


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23 November 1918

At sea to Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

6.35am: Anchored in Dar-es-salaam Bay.

9.40am: Weighed and proceeded into harbour.

10.25am: Anchored, F berth.

12.45pm: SS MONTROSE anchored.

1.0pm: Discharged 35 cases of 12 pounder ammunition and received same amount in exchange.

5.45pm: Sent two derricks ashore to dockyard.


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24 November 1918

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

7.55am: SS INGOMA anchored.

10.30am: SS GOLDEN CROWN shifted berth.

11.30am: Mr Paterson, engineer officer, joined ship from Ingoma.

2.30pm: HMW STYX arrived and anchored.


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25 November 1918

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

2.45pm: SS MONTROSE sailed.

3.0pm: Received four bags of mails and stores from HMS Challenger.


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26 November 1918

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

4.50am: Discharged two ratings to HMS Challenger. Received four bags of mails from same.

Training class to instruction on maxim gun.


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27 November 1918

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

8.55am: One rating joined from tug Stork.

9.0am: Discharged Mr Crawford, engineer officer, to SS Ingoma.

10.30am: HMHS EBANI anchored.

11.10am: INGOMA sailed.

2.35pm: SS GOLDEN CROWN anchored.

3.30pm: STORK left.


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28 November 1918

Dar-es-salaam to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.6, Long 39.3

(In log, Lat 7 34S, Long 39 18E. Must be an error, Zanzibar is North of Dar-es-salaam. Lat 6 34S is feasible.)

7.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

9.55 to 10.50am: Various courses for target practice.

4.0pm: Anchored, Zanzibar.


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29 November 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

Received 10 tons of water and 68 tons of coal from lighters.

4.0pm: SS HANSU sailed.


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30 November 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

In am: Provisioning ship from lighters.

11.59am: HMS LUNKA sailed.


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LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1918

(Zanzibar, Dar-es-salaam, Tanga, Kilindini and Zanzibar)


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Cover, Adm. 53/62907, signed by S/Lt P Walker, RNR.

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Dated 4th January 1919, signed by Lt/Cdr CG Cruttwell.

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1 December 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

3.20pm: HMS CHALLENGER anchored. Discharged six ratings to same.

5.0pm: SS Tusculum went alongside Challenger.


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2 December 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

6.0am: Exercised “out kedge anchor”, “prepare to tow fore and aft” and “out collision mat”.

Hands to clean out chain locker and restow 12 pdr magazine.

3.15pm: SS GOLDEN CROWN anchored.

3.20pm: SS Tusculum cast off from HMS Challenger to anchor.

5.20pm: SS CUPID weighed anchor and sailed.

11.05pm: SS KHALIFA sailed.


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3 December 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

5.30am: SS GOLDEN CROWN weighed anchor and proceeded.

Hands to paint ship.

Received 7.5 tons of fresh water.

6.05pm: HMW PRATTLER anchored.


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4 December 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

Training classes at rifle exercises and anchor work.

Hands cleaning small arms magazine and mustering ammunition.

10.30pm: SS KHALIFA anchored.


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5 December 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

6.40am: SS CUPID arrived.

9.0am: HMW PRATTLER left.

Hands mustering and cleaning shell room.

3.0pm: SS GOLDEN CROWN arrived.


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6 December 1918

Zanzibar to Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.4, Long 39.2

10.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

4.05pm: Anchored in G berth, Dar-es-salaam.

6.0pm: HMS TALBOT arrived.

6.20pm: HMS CHALLENGER arrived.

Seven bags of mails and four boxes of free gifts received from Talbot.


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7 December 1918

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

5.55am: SS Golden Crown beached for repairs.

6.20am: SS SALAMIS anchored.

11.40am: Received 29 cases of ammunition from HMS Talbot.

12.40pm: SS HYMETTUS sailed. (Hymettus was an Australian troop transport during the war. She remained in service until 1937 when, renamed SS Seiun Maru , she sank after a collision off China.)


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8 December 1918

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

5.40am: SS Golden Crown floated off and anchored.

1.30pm: HMHS EBANI anchored. (Incorrectly Ebana in log)

6.10pm: SS COCONADA anchored.


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9 December 1918

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

7.0am: HMS TALBOT left.

8.25am: Three ratings from HMS Styx boarded to see the surgeon.

8.30am: Six ratings landed for dental treatment.

Fore part mustered for medical inspection.

12.45pm: SS KINTAIL left.

1.0pm: HMHS EBANI sailed. (Incorrectly SS Ebana in log, corrected vide log of HMS Lunka.)

2.0pm: HMS LUNKA sailed.


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10 December 1918

Dar-es-salaam to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.4, Long 39.3

7.55am: Weighed and proceeded.

9.30am: After part muster for medical inspection.

3.11pm: Anchored, Zanzibar.

8.25pm: SS COMMIER sailed.


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11 December 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

8.0am: SS CLAN MACARTHUR anchored. (Built in 1912, renamed Berwickshire in 1920 and torpedoed and sunk off Durban in 1944 with the loss of 8 lives.)

9.0am: Returned 10 rifles, bayonets and leather gear to HMS Talbot.

11.55am: SS MONTROSE sailed.

3.30pm: SS GOLDEN CROWN anchored.

3.50pm: CLAN MACARTHUR sailed.


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12 December 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

6.0am: Exercised “away all boats under oars”.

7.05am: SS KINTAIL sailed.

Coaling from lighters, received 50 tons.

11.59am: SS BRECONIAN anchored. (An example of a turret deck ship, similar to Clan Macarthur. Built and engined by WM Doxford & Sons Ltd in 1906 and at this time owned by the Tyneside Line.)

4.20pm: HMW STYX anchored.

4.30pm: HMW PRATTLER anchored.


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13 December 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

6.0am: Exercised “away all boats under oars”.

8.50am: SS GOLDEN CROWN sailed.

4.20pm: SS CUPID anchored.


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14 December 1918

Zanzibar to Tanga.

Lat -5.9, Long 39.1

9.16am: Weighed and proceeded.

7.10pm: Anchored in ship channel, Tanga Bay.


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15 December 1918

Tanga.

Lat -5.05, Long 39.11

6.20am: Weighed and proceeded.

6.45am: Vessel aground on North end of N*** shoal. Closed watertight doors, sounded, lowered all boats and away kedge from starboard bow.

8.05am: Vessel floated and proceeded, towing boats.

9.40am: Anchored off Tanga.

2.0pm: Native divers examined rudder and screw, no damage reported.


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16 December 1918

Tanga.

Lat -5.05, Long 39.11

7.45am: SS HONG MOH anchored.

9.15am: Gunnery traing class cleaning 12 pdr magazine.

9.25am: SS HONG MOH sailed.


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17 December 1918

Tanga.

Lat -5.05, Long 39.11

Gunnery training class to instruction. Three hands mustering leather gear.

2.35pm: SS GOLDEN CROWN made fast alongside pier.


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18 December 1918

Tanga to Kilindini.

Lat -4.5, Long 39.7

5.23am: SS GOLDEN CROWN sailed.

5.24am: Weighed and proceeded.

4.14pm: Anchored, Port Kilindini.


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19 December 1918

Port Kilindini.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

6.40am: SS TORABA anchored.

10.55am: SS KALIFA anchored. (Probably Khalifa.)

1.20pm: SS INGOMA sailed.


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20 December 1918

Port Kilindini.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

Hands painting ships hull. Whaler crew painting whaler.

4.45pm: SS KALIFA sailed. (Probably Khalifa)


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21 December 1918

Port Kilindini.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

Cleaning, painting, hands to make and mend.

12.35pm: SS HONG MOH sailed.


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22 December 1918

Port Kilindini.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

Sunday routine.


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23 December 1918

Port Kilindini and at sea.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

3.44pm: SS TEROBA sailed. (Or Toraba.)

3.50pm: Discharged two ratings to hospital.

5.20pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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24 December 1918

At sea to Zanzibar.

Lat -5.5, Long 39.3

4.43am: Ras Kegomacha abeam 5 miles.

8.0am: Lat 4 11 30S, Long 39 44E.

5.32pm: Anchored, Zanzibar.

Received something from HMS Lunka and three bags of mails from HMS Talbot.

Received one bag of mail (Durban) from Talbot.


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25 December 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

5.15am: SS GOLDEN CROWN sailed.


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26 December 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

Hands clean small arms. Divisions with arms. Exercised small arms company.

Gunnery and seamanship class to instruction. All sight setters of guns for instruction.

Received from HMS Lunka one rangefinder.


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27 December 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

7.15am: SS STORK sailed.

8.35am: HMS LUNKA sailed.

Exercised general quarters and control parties.

1.25pm: SS WANDBY anchored. (This is the famous SS Wandby that fought off a U-Boat in the Bay of Biscay in 1917 and at the time was even credited with sinking it. Built in 1899, she was wrecked off, or more accurately on, Portland in 1921.)

Hands cleaning out starboard chain locker. Cutter crew working at the cutter.

4.0pm: One prisoner released from cells.


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28 December 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

Saturday routine.

Hands to make and mend clothes and sling clean hammocks.


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29 December 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

7.30am: SS GASCON anchored. (May still have been a hospital ship at this time.)

9.20am: SS MONTROSE anchored.

9.30am: SS WANDBY sailed.

11.15am: GASCON left.

5.25pm: HMS CHALLENGER anchored.


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30 December 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

Cutter’s crew painting their boat out. Remainder of hands paying out starboard cable and cleaning out chain locker.


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31 December 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

8.30am: Court of Inquiry witnesses sent over to HMS Talbot.

Gunnery training class to instruction

1.10pm: HMS CHALLENGER sailed and Talbot hoisted SNO flag, East Coast of Africa.


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THE VOYAGES OF HMS THISTLE 1919

JP map Thistle 1919

LOGS FOR JANUARY 1919

(Zanzibar, Lamu, Port Durnford and Kilindini)


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Cover Adm. 53/62908, signed by S/Lt P Walker.

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Dated 3rd February 1919, signed by Lt/Cdr CG Cruttwell, in command.

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1 January 1919

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

10.20am: Received 13 cases of corned beef from SS Kansu.

1.45pm: SS BENVENUE anchored. (A Ben line collier of 1904, later sold to Japan and renamed Taiyetsu Maru.)

Hands muster for monthly payment.


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2 January 1919

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

6.20am: SS KALIFA (Khalifa?) arrived and moored.

8.15am: SS Benvenue weighed and went alongside HMS Talbot.

11.05: Benvenue cast off from Talbot and anchored.


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3 January 1919

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

5.35am: Made fast fore and aft to SS Benvenue. Coaling.

2.30pm: Cast off from collier to anchor.


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4 January 1919

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

Saturday routine, make and mend, liberty.


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5 January 1919

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

9.40am: Church party to HMS Talbot.

3.0pm: One rating taken to hospital.


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6 January 1919

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

3.0am: Sailing vessel UNION-LA-DIGNE anchored.

6.0am: SS KALIFA anchored.

1.20pm: SS TUSCULUM sailed.

3.15pm: SS GOLDEN CROWN anchored.

4.45pm: SS CUPID left.


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7 January 1919

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

9.50am: SS STATESMAN anchored.

10.45am: SS FIELD MARSHALL anchored.

1.15pm: Tug SIR DAVID HUNTER anchored.

2.10pm: Tug GOLDEN CROWN anchored.

2.50pm: HMS TALBOT sailed.

3.10pm: One rating joined ship from Talbot.

3.35pm: SS BRECONIAN shifted berth.


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8 January 1919

Zanzibar and at sea.

Lat -6.0, Long 39.1

5.40am: SS GASCON anchored. Sent three bags of mail to her.

7.15am: SS UNDA anchored.

8.30am: One rating joined ship.

8.45am: GASCON sailed.

10.10am: Weighed and proceeded, courses Northerly.

12.30pm Mungonani LH abeam 1 mile.

2.52pm: Mwana Mwana LH abeam 1 mile.


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9 January 1919

At sea to Mombasa and at sea.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

12.12am: Ras Kegomacha abeam 1 mile.

9.15am: Anchored, Mombasa.

Discharged one rating to shore.

2.10pm: SS KALIFA sailed.

5.32pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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10 January 1919

Mombasa to Malindi.

Lat -3.2, Long 40.14

4.50am: Malindi Lt N36W.

8.10am: Anchored, Malindi.


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11 January 1919

Malindi and at sea.

Lat -3.2, Long 40.14

8.50pm: Weighed and proceeded, courses Northerly.


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12 January 1919

At sea to Lamu.

Lat -2.3, Long 40.9

10.54am: Anchored off Lamu , Kenya. Steam cutter left to enter harbour.

1.40pm: Weighed and proceeded into Lamu harbour.

2.20pm: Anchored, Lamu.


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13 January 1919

Lamu.

Lat -2.3, Long 40.9


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14 January 1919

Lamu.

Lat -2.3, Long 40.9

9.55am: SS KALIFA anchored.

2.20pm: KALIFA sailed.


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15 January 1919

Lamu.

Lat -2.3, Long 40.9


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16 January 1919

Lamu and at sea.

Noon position not recorded.

10.10am: Weighed and proceeded, courses NE’ly.


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17 January 1919

At sea to Port Durnford, Birikau River (Somalia).

Lat -1.22, Long 41.85

5.30am: A/C for River Birikau.

8.59am: Anchored. Lowered steam cutter.

10.30am: Proceeded up river in steam cutter, no leading beacons or marks visible.

3.45pm: Weighed and proceeded up river.

4.07pm: Anchored.


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18 January 1919

Port Durnford.

Lat -1.22, Long 41.85

9.0am: Eight hands ashore working with Navigator to erect beacons.


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19 January 1919

Port Durnford.

Lat -1.22, Long 41.85

Sunday routine.


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20 January 1919

Port Durnford.

Lat -1.22, Long 41.85

8.55am: Hands to sailmaking.

9.0am: Captain, First Lt and Navigator proceeded up river.

3.0pm: Steam cutter returned.


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21 January 1919

Port Durnford.

Lat -1.22, Long 41.85

Sailmaking party carry on.


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22 January 1919

Port Durnford and at sea.

Noon position not recorded.

5.40am: Weighed and proceeded, course S40W after leaving river at 7.35am.

Set foresail.


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23 January 1919

At sea to Kilindini.

Noon position not recorded.

6.0am: A/c S52W.

4.0pm: Furled fore sail.

5.27pm: Anchored, Kilindini harbour.


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24 January 1919

Kilindini.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65.


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25 January 1919

Kilindini.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65.

Coaling from lighters, shore gang assisting. Received 130 tons.


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26 January 1919

Kilindini.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65.

Saturday routine (although it is Sunday).

9.55am: SS HONG MOH anchored.


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27 January 1919

Kilindini.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65.

7.0am: SS TABORA anchored.

4.05pm: SS HONG MOH sailed.


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28 January 1919

Kilindini.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65.

6.35am: SS STATESMAN anchored.

10.45am: Shifted anchorage.

4.55pm: HMS TALBOT anchored in flagship berth. Received 10 bags of mails from same.

5.0pm: SS TEROBA sailed. (Probably the same as Tabora on the 27th.)


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29 January 1919

Kilindini.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65.

2.50pm: Received two cases of 6” cordite from HMS Talbot.


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30 January 1919

Kilindini.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65.

Hands working ammunition from lighter.

Received seven bags of confidential books.

3.50pm: Discharged two bags of mails to HMS Talbot.

4.20pm: Weighed and proceeded, courses Southerly.


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31 January 1919

At sea.

Lat -5.8, Long 39.2

2.10am: Ras Kegomacha Lt abeam 7 miles.

3.0pm: Anchored Zanzibar.


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LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1919

(Zanzibar, Dar-es-salaam and towards the Cape)


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Cover, Adm. 53/62909, signed by S/Lt P Walker RNR.

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Dated 19th March 1919, signed by Lt/Cdr CG Cruttwell.

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1 February 1919

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

6.45am: SS STORK sailed.

10.35am: SS GOLDEN CROWN sailed.

11.35am: SS HONG MOH sailed.

1.25pm: Provision lighter alongside, provisioning.

4.30pm: One rating joined ship.


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2 February 1919

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

6.30am: SS GASCON anchored.

9.25am: SS PUNDUA anchored.

11.0am: GASCON sailed.


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3 February 1919

Zanzibar to Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.4, Long 39.2

5.45am: SS TEROBA sailed.

6.0am: Receiving ammunition from lighter.

10.0am: One officer and one seedie joined for passage over.

10.06am: Weighed and proceeded.

4.34pm: Anchored in K berth, Dar-es-salaam.

9.10pm: Sent five bags of confidential books ashore by 1st Lt.


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4 February 1919

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

Discharged ammunition from Kilindini and Zanzibar into lighter.

5.45pm: SS MONTROSE sailed.


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5 February 1919

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

11.20am: SS STORK anchored.

5.40pm: SS KARAGOLA and STORK sailed. (Karagola, 7,053 tons, was owned by the British India Steam Navigation Co., built in 1917, scrapped in 1948.)


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6 February 1919

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3


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7 February 1919

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

8.05am: SS UMTATA sailed.

3.45pm: SS MONTROSE anchored.


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8 February 1919

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

Saturday routine.

6.0am: Hands to clean ship.

In am: Water boat alongside, received 7 tons.

3.30pm: Landed liberty men.

4.50pm: Bathing party left.

5.30pm: Landed patrol.

6.15pm: Bathing party returned.

6.35pm: Liberty men and patrol returned.


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9 February 1919

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

Sunday routine.

10.55am: SS KARAGOLA anchored.

11.55am: SS MONTROSE sailed.


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10 February 1919

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

In am: Five ordinary seamen at stokehold training.

Hands at 4” gun drill.

12.10pm: SS KARAGOLA sailed.


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11 February 1919

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

8.05am: Three bags of mail sent to NTO for despatch.

9.10am: One LS and one AB sent to dockyard to repair target.

9.15am: Captain’s shipwright and POT (Petty Officer Telegraphist?) landed to examine W/T station and dismantle.

1.0pm: SS SALAMAS (probably Salamis) sailed.


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12 February 1919

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

8.10am: Hands landed to dismantle W/T station. Hands to dockyard to repair target.

8.50am: Stokehold training class to instruction.

9.30am: STORK arrived with two lighters in tow.


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13 February 1919

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

8.45am: SS UMTATA anchored. Received two bags of mails from her.

3.05pm: Received one bag of mails from NTO.


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14 February 1919

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

9.20am: SS VERONEJ (?) anchored.

5.0pm: SS CUPID anchored.


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15 February 1919

Dar-es-salaam to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.6, Long 39.4

Received five bags of mail from the NTO.

8.46am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.29am: Dropped target for firing practice.

11.08am: Picked up target, proceeded.

3.45pm: Anchored, Zanzibar.


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16 February 1919

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

Sunday routine.

4.15pm: SS KANSU anchored.

5.45pm: SS CUPID anchored.


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17 February 1919

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

Coaling from lighters both sides. Received 240 bags of coal in total.

11.0am: SS Kaggefos shifted berth.

4.50pm: HMS TALBOT anchored. Sent her five bags of mails and received two.

9.05pm: SS HONG MOH anchored.

10.05pm: SS CUPID sailed.


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18 February 1919

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

5.30am: SS KAGGEFOS proceeded.

6.30am: HMS Talbot shifted berth.

Received stores from SS Kansu.

3.0pm: SS UMTATA anchored.

4.30pm: Two prisoners boarded for passage to Simonstown.

5.0pm: SS UMTATA sailed.


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19 February 1919

Zanzibar and at sea.

Lat -6.5, Long 39.3

6.50am: SS OSMARA (?) anchored.

Received three bags of mails from HMS TALBOT.

8.15am: Officer and servant joined for passage to Dar-es-salaam.

9.03am: Weighed and proceeded.

2.40pm: Motor boat alongside from Dar-es-salaam. Received coils, funnel (?) etc (and presumably disembarked the officer and his servant).

6.35pm: Ras Kanzi Lt abeam.

10.40pm: Moresby Pt Lt S2E.


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20 February 1919

At sea.

Lat -8.6, Long 40.4

1.20am: Moresby Point Lt abeam 10 miles.

11.25pm: Wind shifted to South, squally, Force 6 later.


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21 February 1919

At sea to Tambuzi anchorage.

Lat -11.0, Long 40.8

5.30am: Seedie boys putting down coal.

7.56am: C Delgado LH abeam 2 miles.

10.40am: Lost starboard propeller.

In pm: Hands making sails.

6.0pm: Anchored Tambuzi anchorage.


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22 February 1919

Tambuzi anchorage.

Lat -11.4, Long 40.6

6.0am: One seedie boy sent down to inspect starboard propeller.

Sailmaking party carry on.


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23 February 1919

Tambuzi to Ras Pekawi.

Lat -11.8, Long 40.8

6.20am: Weighed and proceeded. (Presumably on one engine.)

8.0am: Set fore course. (A square sail on the foremast, very useful with Northerly winds all day).

8.30am: Set main staysail. (Triangular fore-and-aft sail on the mainstay.)

3.20pm: Anchored off Ras Pekawi. (I can’t find this location in modern lists, but the Africa Pilot of 1897 says that it is in Lat 11 51S, Long 40 31E, Ed.)


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24 February 1919

Ras Pekawi and at sea.

Lat -12.0, Long 40.8

9.0am: Weighed and proceeded, courses Southerly.

Sail making party at work.

10.30am: Set sails.


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25 February 1919

At sea.

Lat -14.3, Long 41.2

12.15am: Set fore sail.

12.45am: Clewed up fore sail. (To furl the sail by drawing the after corner up to the leading edge.)

6.55pm: Mozambique LH abeam 4 miles.


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26 February 1919

At sea.

Lat -16.6, Long 40.0

8.30am: Down staysails.

12.50pm: Set staysails.

1.15pm: Hurd I. abeam N66W. (Possibly now has a Portuguese name.)

3.45pm: Moma Island (Ilha de Moma) N56W.

6.0pm: Set fore sail.


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27 February 1919

At sea.

Lat -17.8, Long 38.4

2.15am: Clewed up fore course.

4.0am: Set fore course.

11.15am: Clewed up fore course.

3.45pm: Rigged salt water bath.


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28 February 1919

At sea.

Lat -19.3, Long 36.5

Southerly gales blowing from 8.0am.


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LOGS FOR MARCH 1919

(Beira, Durban and Simonstown)


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Front cover, Adm. 53/62910, signed by S/Lt P Walker, RNR.

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Dated 15th April 1919, signed by Lt/Cdr CG Cruttwell.

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1 March 1919

At sea to Beira.

Lat -19.7, Long 35.3

5.25pm: Arrived off Fairway buoy. Pilot boarded and proceeded up river.

8.50pm: Anchored, Beira.


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2 March 1919

Beira.

Lat -19.89, Long 34.81

10.50am: SS MAFIA sailed.

3.20pm: SS HYPATIA in.


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3 March 1919

Beira.

Lat -19.89, Long 34.81

In am: Water tank alongside. Received 16 tons.

Issued soap and tobacco to ship’s company.

In pm: Coal lighters alongside. Coaling.


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4 March 1919

Beira and at sea.

Lat -19.89, Long 34.81

In am: Coal lighters alongside. Coaling.

1.30pm: Pilot boarded, weighed and proceeded down river.

5.35pm: Stopped off fairway buoy, discharged pilot and proceeded.


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5 March 1919

At sea.

Lat -20.8, Long 35.8

7.10pm: Bazaruto Lt S60W.

11.15pm: Set fore staysail.


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6 March 1919

At sea.

Lat -22.3, Long 35.8

12.45am: Cape Bazaruto abeam.

3.0am: Shortened sail.

6.50pm: Burra Pt 4 pts on starboard bow.

7.0pm: Set fore and main staysails.


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7 March 1919

At sea.

Lat -24.2, Long 35.6


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8 March 1919

At sea.

Lat -26.9, Long 34.1

3.30pm: Set staysails.


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9 March 1919

At sea.

Lat -28.9, Long 32.7

Gales and very rough seas all day. Vessel at times barely making headway.

8.10am: Set staysails.


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10 March 1919

At sea to Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

8.40am: Secured alongside Congella jetty, Durban.

9.0am: Diving party onboard from HMS Hyacinth.

Received mail from Hyacinth and from shore.


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11 March 1919

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Received two ratings for passage to Simonstown and mail for same.

1.45pm: Seedie boys scrub ship’s bottom.

One rating joined, awaiting orders.


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12 March 1919

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02


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13 March 1919

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02


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14 March 1919

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Coaling and received engineer’s stores.


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15 March 1919

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

In pm: Landed concert party.


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16 March 1919

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

In am: Embarked eight boxes 6” cordite QF, one rangefinder and mounting, 10 lyddite and 22 6” common shell from Bluff at Durban.


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17 March 1919

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Discharged mail to Post Office.


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18 March 1919

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02


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19 March 1919

Durban and at sea.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

3.20pm: Pilot boarded and left harbour, tug assisting.

4.20pm: Dropped pilot.



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20 March 1919

At sea.

Lat -33.8, Long 26.8

1.10am: Took in fore, wind WNW. (The very moderate speeds after this show that she is still only using one engine.)

5.30pm: Set fore and main staysails.

6.40pm: Bird Lt abeam 6 miles.

7.55pm: Recife Lt N67W.

11.15pm: Recife Lt N40W.


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21 March 1919

At sea.

Lat -34.4, Long 24.5

8.15am: St Francis Lt N25W.

9.38am: Cape St Francis abeam 7 miles.


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22 March 1919

At sea.

Lat -34.8, Long 21.7

2.30am: HMS RINALDO joined company.

3.0am: Set staysails.

8.0am: Set mizzen trysail. (A small fore-and-aft sail.)

1.0pm: Set fore topsail.

6.0pm: Furled fore topsail.

7.20pm: Cape Agulhas Lt N40W.

11.0pm: Cape Agulhas abeam 14 miles.

11.30pm: Set fore staysail.

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23 March 1919

At sea to Simonstown.

Lat -34.6, Long 18.3

6.20am: Danger Pt Lt abeam.

3.0pm: Made fast, E berth, Simonstown.

5.0pm: Discharged one rating to hospital.


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24 March 1919

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

In am: Hands getting up all ammunition and returning it to store.

11.40am: Discharged three ratings to hospital.

4.0pm: Magazine empty. Hands to turn out all boats.

5.0pm: Discharged three ratings to AFRICANDER. (Correctly HMS AFRIKANDER, the base ship for Simonstown. Correct spelling used henceforth.)

5.50pm: Disembarkation of ammunition complete.


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25 March 1919

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

7.30am: Shifted into dry dock, tug assisting.

Discharged 14 seedie boys to HMS Afrikander

Landed dental party. Discharged one rating to HMS Rinaldo (CERA J Wakefield, vide log of HMS Rinaldo).

Hands to scrub ship’s bottom.


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26 March 1919

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Hands employed scrubbing ship’s bottom and returning empty cases to dockyard.


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27 March 1919

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

8.0am: Sent five ratings to hospital.

8.30am: Sent three ratings on dental party.

10.25am: Hospital party returned.

11.0am: Burned confidential books.

11.15am. Dental party returned.

In pm: Painting ship’s bottom.


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28 March 1919

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

8.0am: Landed dental party.

10.0am: Discharged S/Lt SR Carslake RN to HMS Rinaldo.

Lt CH Hayward RNR joined ship from same (Officers’ details from log of HMS Rinaldo).

11.15am: Dental party returned on board.


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29 March 1919

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

2.15pm: Discharged one seedie boy to hospital.


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30 March 1919

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Sunday routine.


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31 March 1919

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Landed educational party.

Sent rangefinder to dockyard.

One rating joined from hospital.


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LOGS FOR APRIL 1919

(Simonstown for refit)


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Cover, Adm. 53/62911, Signed by S/Lt P Walker, RNR.

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Dated 11th May 1919, signed by Lt/Cdr CG Cruttwell.

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1 April 1919

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

4.0pm: Surgeon discharged to shore.

4.20pm: One rating joined ship.


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2 April 1919

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

7.30am: Landed sail making party.

Discharged one rating to hospital.

Staff surgeon joined ship.

5.0pm: Sail-making party returned.


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3 April 1919

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

7.30am: Sail making party carry on. Hands refitting and surveying cable.


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4 April 1919

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

7.30am: Sail making party carry on. Hands refitting main mast.

9.0am: Ten seedies arrived to work on board.

In pm: One PO, one LS and three hands working in rigging loft.


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5 April 1919

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Refitting.

Paid out mess savings.

Discharged one rating to hospital.


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6 April 1919

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

7.30am: Discharged two ratings to RMS Briton.

Received mails from shore.


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7 April 1919

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Discharged one rating to hospital.

Sail making, returning awnings, refitting.


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8 April 1919

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

11.0am: Discharged one rating to hospital.


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9 April 1919

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44


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10 April 1919

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

In am: Hands unshipping after 4” gun.

Received confidential mail.

5.15pm: One rating joined from detention.


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11 April 1919

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

8.10am: One absentee returned on board.

9.10am: Firing party to clean arms and landed for exercise.

2.20pm: Landed funeral party. (Lt Cecil H Fenn, RNR died from illness on 9th April.)

4.30pm: One rating joined from hospital.


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12 April 1919

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

One rating joined from detention.


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13 April 1919

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Sunday routine.

Received one bag of mails from SNO.


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14 April 1919

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Refitting.

Received one bag of parcel mails.

One rating joined from detention. (The RN detention barracks are in Simonstown and it seems likely that these are all men who have served a sentence from other ships and are being filtered into Thistle on release.)


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15 April 1919

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Refitting.


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16 April 1919

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Refitting.


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17 April 1919

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Refitting. Seedie boys from dockyard cleaning chain locker.

5.30pm: Landed football party.


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18 April 1919

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

9.45am: Sent escort to hospital, same returned with one rating.


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19 April 1919

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Discharged one rating to hospital.

11.59am: Landed libertymen and football party.

4.30pm: Landed escort for prisoner. One rating joined from detention.


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20 April 1919

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Sunday routine.


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21 April 1919

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Refitting.

One seedie boy sent to hospital.


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22 April 1919

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Refitting.


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23 April 1919

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Refitting.


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24 April 1919

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Refitting.

Received one bag of confidential books.


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25 April 1919

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

8.50am: Discharged two bags of mail to HMS Yarmouth. Officer of the Guard boarded same.

Discharged one rating to hospital.

5.10pm: Discharged seven ratings to Yarmouth (awaiting passage, vide log of Yarmouth).


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26 April 1919

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Refitting.

3.45pm: Landed football party.


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27 April 1919

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

6.25pm: Discharged one rating to hospital.


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28 April 1919

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Refitting, getting in cable.

Hands to dockyard drawing stores.


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29 April 1919

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Refitting.


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30 April 1919

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Refitting, drawing stores.

One rating joined from hospital.


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LOGS FOR MAY 1919

(Simonstown, St Paul de Loanda and Victoria)


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Cover, Adm. 53/62912, signed by S/Lt P Walker RNR.

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Dated 28th June 1919, signed by Lt/Cdr CG Cruttwell.

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1 May 1919

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Refitting, painting, drawing stores.

One rating joined ship from hospital.


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2 May 1919

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Refitting, painting, drawing stores and provisions.


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3 May 1919

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Refitting.

Hands to muster for soap and tobacco.


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4 May 1919

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Sunday routine.


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5 May 1919

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Refitting.

Paid mess savings and issued slops.

One rating joined from hospital.


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6 May 1919

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

7.15am: Started to flood dock.

8.30am: Left drydock and made fast to basin wall.

9.50am: Started to take on ammunition.

1.0pm: Discharged one rating to hospital. One rating joined from same.


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7 May 1919

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Painting ship and loading ammunition.

One rating joined from hospital.

Returned charts to depot.


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8 May 1919

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Two ratings joined from hospital.

Hands reeving falls and hoisting boats. (Reeving falls, passing the ropes used to hoist the boats through the blocks that supply the mechanical advantage. The ends of the falls are often pointed with a fancy whipping to make this easier.)

Hands drawing carpenter’s stores.


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9 May 1919

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

7.30am: Up all boats, tug alongside and proceeded on trial.

9.45am: Swung ship to adjust new standard compass.

11.42am: Trial completed, made fast to quayside.

12.05pm: Coaling from lighter.

5.45pm: Completed with coal, hands to bath, libertymen to clean.


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10 May 1919

Simonstown and at sea.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Hands drawing stores. Received confidential books from Admiral’s office.

Other: Proceeded to sea

4.20pm: Five ratings joined from HMS Afrikander.

4.50pm: Let go and proceeded to sea.

7.0pm: Set sail. (Thistle’s speeds show that she has two propellers again, but clearly the sails are still helpful even in normal conditions.)


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11 May 1919

At sea.

Lat -32.1, Long 16.7

1.0am: Robbin (sic) I. N50E. (Robben Island, the name is Dutch for seal, was also a hospital for lepers and the mentally ill at this time, as well as a prison. Hospital is a euphemism, as they were not allowed to leave.)


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12 May 1919

At sea.

Lat -29.2, Long 15.7

10.0am: Set fore sail.

9.30pm: Set fore staysail.

10.0pm: Set main staysail.

10.50pm: Down main staysail.


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13 May 1919

At sea.

Lat -26.1, Long 14.1


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14 May 1919

At sea.

Lat -23.0, Long 12.4

9.15pm: Stopped port engine.


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15 May 1919

At sea.

Lat -19.8, Long 11.3

12.50am: Started port engine.


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16 May 1919

At sea.

Lat -17.0, Long 10.6


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17 May 1919

At sea.

Lat -13.5, Long 11.5


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18 May 1919

At sea.

Lat -10.1, Long 12.5

6.45pm: Stopped dynamo and carried oil lights.

10.08pm: Cape Palmeirinhas (in present day Angola) abeam 6 miles.


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19 May 1919

At sea to St Paul de Loanda (now Luanda).

Lat -8.78, Long 13.26

8.0am: Anchored, St Paul de Loanda.

9.0am: British consul visited.

9.15am: Furled QD awning and lowered whaler.

Coaling both sides and taking water.

11.59pm: SS PORTUGAL sailed.


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20 May 1919

St Paul de Loanda and at sea.

Lat -8.1, Long 12.9

6.22am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.30pm: Set fore and main staysails.


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21 May 1919

At sea.

Lat -5.1, Long 11.0


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22 May 1919

At sea.

Lat -2.6, Long 8.6

10.0am: Set fore and main staysails.

2.0pm: Staysails down.

6.25pm: Set staysails.


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23 May 1919

At sea.

Lat -0.7, Long 8.3

6.0am: Set fore sail.


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24 May 1919

At sea to Victoria (present day Limbe, Cameroon).

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

11.54am: Anchored, Victoria.

5.30pm: Discharged seven ratings to HMS Astrea.

6.10pm: 21 krumen arrived from Astrea. (Krumen or kroomen were employed on contract, much like the seedie boys of East Africa. In this port they sleep ashore.)

7.30pm: Concert party visited Astrea.


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25 May 1919

Victoria.

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

6.15am: Sent mails to HMS Astrea and received one bag of telegrams from same for dispatch.

7.15am: ASTREA sailed.


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26 May 1919

Victoria.

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

Dressed ship and at noon, fired a 21 gun salute (for the birthday of HM Queen Mary).

6.0pm: Undress ship.


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27 May 1919

Victoria.

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

Spread boat deck awning, hands to clean the magazine.

4.0pm: Read warrant No 6. One prisoner confined to cells.


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28 May 1919

Victoria.

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

Red leading and cleaning magazine. (Red lead, the ubiquitous and highly effective primer, now banned as a pollutant and health hazard.)


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29 May 1919

Victoria.

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

Hands to unbend sails and scrub them. Clean arms.


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30 May 1919

Victoria.

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

In am: Respread awnings.

Exercise general quarters.

Marines to 12 pdr gun drill.

Hands returning stores to SNO stores.

5.45pm: Furl awnings.


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31 May 1919

Victoria.

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

6.50pm: Hands reeving anchor gear and shifted berth.

4.0pm: Landed football party.


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LOGS FOR JUNE 1919

(Victoria)


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Cover, Adm. 53/62913, signed by S/Lt P Walker RNR.

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Dated 31st July 1919, signed by Lt/Cdr CG Cruttwell.

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1 June 1919

Victoria.

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

Sunday routine, cleaning, divisions, captain’s rounds, liberty in the afternoon.


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2 June 1919

Victoria.

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

Coaling both sides from lighters.


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3 June 1919

Victoria.

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

Dressed ship (for the birthday of HM King George V).

Hands to muster for monthly pay. Paid mess savings.

4.0pm: Prisoner released from cells.


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4 June 1919

Victoria.

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

Hands employed painting ship and cleaning magazines.


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5 June 1919

Victoria.

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

In am: Hands employed painting ship and cleaning magazines.

In pm: Leave to both watches for football match. Landed football party.


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6 June 1919

Victoria.

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

In am: Hands employed painting ship.

In pm: Landed libertymen and football party.


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7 June 1919

Victoria.

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

3.30pm: Landed football party.


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8 June 1919

Victoria.

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

Sunday routine.


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9 June 1919

Victoria.

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

In am: Water tank alongside.

In pm: Landed cricket team.


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10 June 1919

Victoria.

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

In am: Received two bags of coal from shore (this is small coals for galley fires).

Exercised collision stations. OS and boys to gunnery training class.


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11 June 1919

Victoria.

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

Gunnery training class to instruction.


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12 June 1919

Victoria.

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

Small arm company drill and marines to maxim drill. Gunnery training class to instruction.


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13 June 1919

Victoria.

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

Cleaning, drill, shifting ammunition. Training class to row whaler, two oars broken in same.


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14 June 1919

Victoria.

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

In am: Received three bags of coal from shore.

Landed orderly and 13 drums of paint.

In pm: Bathing party left ship.


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15 June 1919

Victoria.

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

Sunday routine.


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16 June 1919

Victoria.

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20


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17 June 1919

Victoria.

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

Water tank secured port side.

Away sailing cutter under sails.


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18 June 1919

Victoria.

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

OS and boys at maxim gun instructions, remainder of hands turn out whaler.

Marines at 4” loader.

12.50pm: SS ACCRA anchored. (The Elder-Dempster Line ship, built in 1893, of 2,808 tons.)

3.15pm: 12 kroomen joined ship from Accra.

6.0pm: ACCRA sailed. Discharged 12 kroomen to shore.


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19 June 1919

Victoria.

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

Received 5 bags coal from shore.

Discharged one krooman ashore.

Gunnery training class under exam and maxim firing.

In pm: Hands make and mend clothes. Landed libertymen and rugby party.


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20 June 1919

Victoria.

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

Exercised general quarters. Marines fired maxim blank.

Gunnery training class to maxim stripping

Away whaler under sail. Lost one hazelwood fender over the side.

Exercised night action stations.


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21 June 1919

Victoria.

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

In pm: Landed libertymen and football party.


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22 June 1919

Victoria.

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

Dress ship (for Coronation Day).


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23 June 1919

Victoria.

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

Coaling from lighter. Received four bags coal from shore.


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24 June 1919

Victoria.

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

Water lighter secured portside.


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25 June 1919

Victoria.

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

Received five bags of coal from shore.

Landed libertymen and football party.


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26 June 1919

Victoria.

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

Hands employed getting in stores.


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27 June 1919

Victoria.

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

Hands employed stowing away awnings. Hands bending on staysail and foresail. Exercised control party. Gunner gauging shells.

Received five bags of coal from shore.


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28 June 1919

Victoria.

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

9.15am: SS ACCRA arrived.

Coaling from lighter.

Received five bags of coal for galley.

8.10pm: ACCRA sailed.


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29 June 1919

Victoria and at sea towards Sierra Leone.

Lat 3.5, Long 9.0

7.15am: Weighed anchor and proceeded.

8.05am: Set fore and main staysails.

3.40pm: Took in sails.


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30 June 1919

At sea.

Lat 1.4, Long 6.8

3.0am: Sounded with 100 fathoms of wire, no bottom.

8.55am: Set fore and main staysails.

1.40pm: Passed damaged native boat.

4.05pm: Read warrant No 7, prisoner placed in cells.


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LOGS FOR JULY 1919

(Sierra Leone, Dakar, Las Palmas and Gibraltar)


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Front cover, Adm. 53/62914, signed by S/Lt P Walker RNR.

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Dated 5th August 1919, signed by Lt/Cdr CG Cruttwell.

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1 July 1919

At sea.

Lat 0.8, Long 4.7

In am: Hands to clean ship and striking down coal from upper deck.

12.30am: Set foresail..

3.05pm: Clewed up foresail.


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2 July 1919

At sea.

Lat 0.8, Long 1.5

4.45am. Set foresail.

OS training class to signal instructions, remainder of hands cleaning ship and repairing fenders.


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3 July 1919

At sea.

Lat 0.4, Long -1.2

12.01pm: A/c S18W, took in sails.

4.0pm: A/c West, set sails.

4.0pm: Prisoner released from cells.


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4 July 1919

At sea.

Lat 0.0, Long -3.7

Hands clear sail room and prepare awnings.


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5 July 1919

At sea.

Lat 0.7, Long -6.9


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6 July 1919

At sea.

Lat 2.0, Long -9.8

12.45pm: A/c N20W, set foresail.


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7 July 1919

At sea.

Lat 4.2, Long -11.4

6.20am: Sighted barque hull down N10W.

8.0pm: Took down fore staysail.


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8 July 1919

At sea.

Lat 6.6, Long -13.0

7.45pm: Sounding, bottom 60 fathoms.


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9 July 1919

At sea to Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.50, Long -13.26

4.0am: Sierra Leone Lt N64E.

6.30am: Hands employed striking down coal and unbending sails and preparing ship for going into harbour.

8.50am: Anchored, Sierra Leone (Freetown).

Received seven bags of mail from shore.

1.15pm: Discharged 11 bales of clothing to HMS DWARF (one of Thistle’s sister ships).

5.50pm: SS MONTENEGRO weighed.


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10 July 1919

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.50, Long -13.26

7.17am: HMS HYACINTH anchored.

In am: Hands blacking down aloft (applying “blacking”, a carbon and graphite paste to the standing rigging, partly for preservation, mainly for smartness, as it dries to a nice sheen).

2.05pm: Two ratings joined from Hyacinth.


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11 July 1919

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.50, Long -13.26

Coaling from lighters and watering. Received 159 tons of coal. (Thistle’s bunkers only take 145, so a lot of coal on deck, as usual for a long voyage). Eight kroomen joined from HMS Dwarf.

4.10pm: SS BATHURST anchored (probably the ship in the picture).

5.0pm: HMS BIRMINGHAM anchored.


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12 July 1919

Sierra Leone and at sea towards Gibraltar.

Lat 8.50, Long -13.26

6.15am: Landed butcher and stewards. Sent nine kroomen to HMS Dwarf, coaling party.

9.30am: Discharged two bags of mails to HMS Birmingham.

10.50am: Discharged one bag of mails to HMS Hyacinth.

12.12pm: Weighed and proceeded, course N45W.

1.30pm: Set fore and main staysails.

3.45pm: Took in fore and main staysails.

5.0pm: Hoisted foresail and rigged sounding boom.

5.20pm: Set main staysail.


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13 July 1919

At sea.

Lat 9.5, Long -15.7

1.0am: Sounded, 23 fathoms.

1.30am: Watch set foresail.

3.30am: Took in foresail, sounded 26 fathoms.

7.0am: Lost one deep sea lead and attachments and 25 fathoms wire, 6 tons coal (approx) lost overboard from upper deck by seas in battery.

10.30am: Took in main staysail.

1.0pm: Sounded, 26 fathoms, set main staysail.

Sounding hourly.

3.40pm: Set fore staysail.

11.15pm: Clewed up fore sail.


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14 July 1919

At sea.

Lat 11.7, Long -17.8

11.0am: A/c N19E, set fore topsail and took in fore staysail.

1.15pm: Clewed up fore sail.

2.30pm: Tramp steamer passed, steering SW.

3.0pm: Set fore sail.

5.50pm: Watch down main staysail.

6.0pm: Clewed up fore sail.

9.0pm: Set fore sail.

9.30pm: Set fore topsail.

11.30pm: Took in foresail.

11.50pm: Sounded, 75 fathoms.


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15 July 1919

At sea.

Lat 14.7, Long -17.6


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16 July 1919

At sea.

Lat 17.6, Long -17.6

1.0am: Set fore staysail.

5.0am: Lat by Polaris, 16 50N.

3.30pm: Set main staysail.

4.45pm: Took in main staysail.

6.30pm: Took in fore staysail.

9.30pm: Placed oil bow and steaming lights. Stopped dynamo.


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17 July 1919

At sea

Lat 18.8, Long -17.6

9.0am: A/c S19W. (They have been steering N19E, so they have turned back on their track. They don’t record coal consumption in the log, but running short is the most likely reason for this).

10.0am: Set fore sail.

11.45am: Set main staysail.


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18 July 1919

At sea to Dakar.

Lat 15.4, Long -17.6 (The fourth day in succession that the Longitude is exactly 17 36W, hardly feasible so possibly a copying error).

7.30am: Passed HMS HYACINTH.

10.45am: Furled fore sail.

3.22pm: A/c S11W, Almadi Pt ahead (in modern Senegal, then French West Africa).

4.05pm: Took in main staysail.

4.55pm: Almadi Pt abeam 1 mile.

6.0pm: Rounded Cape Manuel.

6.10pm: Saluted off Dakar Pt, 21 guns.

6.27pm: Anchored, Dakar.


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19 July 1919

Dakar and at sea towards Las Palmas.

Lat 14.68, Long -17.42

Coaling both sides from lighters. Took in 156 tons.

4.25pm: Weighed and proceeded.

5.10pm: Set fore and main staysails.

6.25pm: Set course N18E off Almadi Pt.


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20 July 1919

At sea.

Lat 16.9, Long -17.4

3.50am: Took in fore staysail.

4.10pm: Reduced to 104 revs, tube defected in boiler.

6.0am: Set fore staysail.

7.40am: Set fore sail.

9.0am: Took in sails.

1.30pm: Set fore staysail .

5.0pm: Watch striking down coal (clearing it from the deck into the bunkers).

8.25pm: Set main staysail.


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21 July 1919

At sea.

Lat 19.5, Long -17.4

6.30am: Watch took in fore and main staysails.

10.0am: Set fore sail.

3.0pm: Watch took in fore sail.


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22 July 1919

At sea.

Lat 22.0, Long -17.9


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23 July 1919

At sea.

Lat 24.0, Long -17.2


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24 July 1919

At sea.

Lat 26.2, Long -16.0

12.30am: Passed steamer going South.

9.10am: Hands to quarters to clean small arms. Seaman and marines at small arms drill.

Hands employed turning out sail room

12.40pm: Watch took down fore and main staysail.

In pm: Hands making up awnings.


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25 July 1919

At sea to Las Palmas (Canary Islands) and at sea.

Lat 28.13, Long -15.42

12.01am: Maspalomas Pt N4W.

8.31am: Anchored, Las Palmas harbour.

Commenced coaling and watering. Dressed ship.

11.0am: Shore battery fired 17 guns salute.

Discharged one bag of mails to shore.

6.05pm: Weighed and proceeded.

6.15pm: Fired 21 gun salute outside Las Palmas. Set fore staysail.


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26 July 1919

At sea towards Gibraltar.

Lat 29.7, Long -13.7

2.0am: Watch took down fore staysail.

Hands employed as required in part of ship (every hand is assigned to a “part of ship”, where they will work when not assigned to any specific task. A Leading Seaman will keep them at least nominally busy and out of sight of the officer of the watch) and sponging out guns.

Watch striking down coal.


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27 July 1919

At sea.

Lat 31.5, Long -11.4

3.20am: Set fore and main staysails.

5.30am: Watch took in fore and main staysails.


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28 July 1919

At sea.

Lat 33.5, Long -9.1

1.30am: Took in fore staysail.

3.50am: Clock put forward 10 minutes.

5.0am: Clock put forward 10 minutes. (As Thistle crosses the lines of Longitude, the time onboard is adjusted to local time. The adjustment for this day is 20 minutes, so it is made in two increments so that both Port and Starboard watches do a slightly shorter watch.)

3.30pm: Set fore staysail.

4.30pm: Set main staysail.


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29 July 1919

At sea to Gibraltar.

Lat 35.7, Long -6.1

7.50am: Took in fore and main staysails.

2.20pm: Set main staysail.

5.0pm: Made fast alongside North end of gun wall (probably Gun Wharf), Gibraltar.

Received nine bags of mails from shore.


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30 July 1919

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Ash boat secured port side.

Coaling from lighters.

1.30pm: HMS ADVENTURE secured to coaling wharf.

3.03pm: HMS PARAGON sailed. (This could be Drifter PARAGON, Admiralty No 2855. Built 1906, 83 tons, in service as net drifter and minesweeper, renamed PARAGON II March 1917)


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31 July 1919

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

7.55am: French man-of-war arrived and fired 21 gun salute and secured to buoy.

8.0am: HMS ADAMANT (the first purpose built submarine depot ship, the first of several with this name) sailed.

8.10am: Shore battery returned 21 gun salute.

11.0am: Sent three ratings and one chief writer to HMS CORMORANT.

Discharged one rating to hospital.

12.10pm: HMS ADVENTURE sailed.

4.15pm: Discharged two ratings to Cormorant.


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LOGS FOR AUGUST 1919

(Gibraltar)

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Cover, Adm. 53/62915, signed by Lt L King.

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Dated 5th September 1919, signed by Lt/Cdr CG Cruttwell.

4caf8b9ecadfd34197032278: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62915/ADM 53-62915-003_0.jpg)

Mercurial barometer, Negretti & Zambra, No 2002.

Air thermometer, AC Cossart & Sons, No 2262. (6th August to 31st August.

Sea thermometer, N & Z, No 10468. (6th August to 31st August.)


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1 August 1919

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

8.50am: HMS CALYPSO made fast to buoy.

Dockyard party drawing stores.

12.45pm: Landed escort and one prisoner for detention quarters.

4.15pm: Shifted berth.


4caf8b9ecadfd3419703227a: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62915/ADM 53-62915-004_0.jpg)


2 August 1919

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

9.30am: One PO and one AB to dockyard drawing stores.

9.30am. R/C chaplain came on board to lecture ship’s company.


4caf8b9ecadfd3419703227b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62915/ADM 53-62915-004_1.jpg)


3 August 1919

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Sunday routine.

Landed all church parties.

10.45am: Discharged one officer to hospital.


4caf8b9ecadfd3419703227c: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62915/ADM 53-62915-005_0.jpg)


4 August 1919

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

8.0am: HMS DONOVAN shifted berth.

3.40pm: Danish cruiser VALKYRIEN anchored. Shore battery fires 21 gun salute.

3.0pm: HMS BRISK swung for compasses and proceeded.


4caf8b9fcadfd3419703227d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62915/ADM 53-62915-005_1.jpg)


5 August 1919

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

2.45pm: SS Aline (?) secured port side. Hands employed shifting hawsers.


4caf8b9fcadfd3419703227e: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62915/ADM 53-62915-006_0.jpg)


6 August 1919

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

6.30am: Hands employed preparing ship to pay off.

8.45am: New crew arrived on board.

9.0am: Ship payed off and recommissioned.

9.15am: Late ship’s company discharged to HMS Cormorant.

9.15am: Hands employed as requisite stowing chests, bags and hammocks and being detailed off for parts of ship and messes etc.

In pm: Hands to fire stations and collision stations.


4caf8b9fcadfd3419703227f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62915/ADM 53-62915-006_1.jpg)


7 August 1919

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

10.30am: Ash boat alongside port side.

1.30pm: Four officer’s stewards left ship for HMS Cormorant.


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8 August 1919

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

9.35am: HMS Pirammus (?) arrived. (More probably HMS PYRAMUS .)


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9 August 1919

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

8.30pm: HMS MERLIN arrived and secured to buoy.


4caf8b9fcadfd34197032282: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62915/ADM 53-62915-008_0.jpg)


10 August 1919

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

5.30pm: K54 broke loose and hands made him (?) fast again ( I don’t know what this is, Ed.)


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11 August 1919

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Hands employed oiling down mainmast. Gunners party fell out, remainder cleaning paintwork.

5.10pm: HMS Peramus (?) shifted berth. (see 8th August)


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12 August 1919

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Hands employed refitting cutter’s falls and scrubbing fore course sail.

1.50pm: Tug CARRON took TB 93 away from Gun wharf. 2.0pm: Tug CROCODILE made fast port side (possibly the tug in the photo).

2.35pm: Shifted berth to further up Gun wharf.

K54 made fast alongside port side.

3.45pm: HMS COREOPSIS made fast to Gun wharf. (An Anchusa class convoy sloop, one of a type built to look like a merchantman and act as a Q ship. One of this class still survives afloat, now HMS President (1918), formerly HMS Saxifrage.)

5.35pm: HMS Peramus (?) (see above) slipped and proceeded.


4caf8b9fcadfd34197032285: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62915/ADM 53-62915-009_1.jpg)


13 August 1919

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

10.15am: Discharged one rating to hospital.

3.40pm: Received from dockyard 500 12 Pdr blank cap and 500 12 pdr blank wads and 13 cases blank ammunition and carpenter stores.


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14 August 1919

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

HMS Thistle is in Gibraltar now until the 18th September. This is a sample page of the typical routine of a small ship in harbour.

6.30am: Hands cleaning ship.

6.45am: Whaler left ship with butcher for fresh provisions.

7.45am: Whaler returned with 60 lbs of beef, 400 lbs of potatoes and 100 lbs of bread.

9.20am: General quarters.

10.0am: Both watches for exercise. Hands employed.

2.0pm: Both watches for exercise. Hands employed cleaning ship.

2.20pm: Carpenter’s party drawing stores.

3.40pm: Store party returned.

4.30pm: Libertymen landed.

6.0pm: Libertymen landed. (Even when, as here, the ship is tied up to a wharf, libertymen are landed, as if they were going ashore in a boat and at a specific time, so that they can be inspected.)

7.0pm: Patrol landed.

7.30pm: Canteen party landed.

9.15pm: Canteen party returned.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.


4caf8b9fcadfd34197032287: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62915/ADM 53-62915-010_1.jpg)


15 August 1919

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

9.0am: Dental party left ship.

Carpenter’s and painter’s store parties in dockyard drawing stores.


4caf8b9fcadfd34197032288: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62915/ADM 53-62915-011_0.jpg)


16 August 1919

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37


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17 August 1919

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Sunday routine.


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18 August 1919

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Payed war bonus to officers and ship’s company.

Watered ship.


4caf8b9fcadfd3419703228b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62915/ADM 53-62915-012_1.jpg)


19 August 1919

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37


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20 August 1919

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37


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21 August 1919

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37


4caf8b9fcadfd3419703228e: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62915/ADM 53-62915-014_0.jpg)


22 August 1919

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

10.55am: Hands fell in for arrival of Spanish governor.

2.0pm: Spanish governor departed.


4caf8b9fcadfd3419703228f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62915/ADM 53-62915-014_1.jpg)


23 August 1919

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

10.30am: Received two ship’s clocks from the dockyard.

4.0pm: Landed football party.


4caf8b9fcadfd34197032290: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62915/ADM 53-62915-015_0.jpg)


24 August 1919

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Sunday routine.


4caf8b9fcadfd34197032291: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62915/ADM 53-62915-015_1.jpg)


25 August 1919

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

5.15pm: Landed football party.


4caf8b9fcadfd34197032292: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62915/ADM 53-62915-016_0.jpg)


26 August 1919

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Hands bending on sails.

OOG visited French sloop CASSIOPÉE. (An Aldébaran class aviso.)


4caf8b9fcadfd34197032293: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62915/ADM 53-62915-016_1.jpg)


27 August 1919

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

9.30am: Medical inspection. Hands to muster bags.

10.35am: Officer from Cassiopée visited.


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28 August 1919

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

11.55am: Lt King and Mr Clarke, gunner, joined ship.


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29 August 1919

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

1.30pm: HMS ANDROMACHE left jetty and proceeded.

3.40pm: ANDROMACHE returned.


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30 August 1919

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

2.0pm: Discharged one rating to hospital.

2.20pm: Landed four hands to hospital with rating's gear.


4caf8b9fcadfd34197032297: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62915/ADM 53-62915-018_1.jpg)


31 August 1919

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

11.10am: HMS ALACRITY arrived.


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LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1919

(Gibraltar, Dakar and Bathurst)


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Cover, Adm. 53/62916, signed L King.

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4caf8b9fcadfd341970322a1: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62916/ADM 53-62916-002_1.jpg)

Dated 10th October 1919, signed Lt/Cdr CG Cruttwell.

4caf8b9fcadfd341970322a2: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62916/ADM 53-62916-003_0.jpg)

Mercurial barometer, Negretti & Zambra, No 2002.

New shipped 13th September, N & Z AMO 645

Air thermometer, AC Cossart & Sons, No 2262.

Sea thermometer, N & Z, No 10455.


4caf8b9fcadfd341970322a3: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62916/ADM 53-62916-003_1.jpg)


1 September 1919

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

10.0am: Discharged one shipwright to hospital.


4caf8b9fcadfd341970322a4: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62916/ADM 53-62916-004_0.jpg)


2 September 1919

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

11.25am: Tug arrived (Thistle does not have steam up). Shifted ship from Gun wall and secured alongside HMS Donovan.


4caf8b9fcadfd341970322a5: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62916/ADM 53-62916-004_1.jpg)


3 September 1919

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Hands employed fitting electric leads from dockyard.

8.30pm: HMS ALACRITY left.


4caf8b9fcadfd341970322a6: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62916/ADM 53-62916-005_0.jpg)


4 September 1919

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

9.15am: French yacht Dianna arrived.


4caf8b9fcadfd341970322a7: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62916/ADM 53-62916-005_1.jpg)


5 September 1919

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

10.15am: Discharged one stoker PO to hospital.


4caf8b9fcadfd341970322a8: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62916/ADM 53-62916-006_0.jpg)


6 September 1919

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

10.30am: Discharged one krooman to hospital.


4caf8b9fcadfd341970322a9: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62916/ADM 53-62916-006_1.jpg)


7 September 1919

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

2.20pm: Two stokers put under sentry’s charge. (A device whereby men are put in a cell without being charged, to cool off. Drunkeness and/or fighting is often dealt with in this way, although they will almost certainly be on defaulters next day.)

6.40pm: Two stokers under charge released.


4caf8b9fcadfd341970322aa: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62916/ADM 53-62916-007_0.jpg)


8 September 1919

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37


4caf8b9fcadfd341970322ab: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62916/ADM 53-62916-007_1.jpg)


9 September 1919

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

10.45am: Lecture by doctor.


4caf8b9fcadfd341970322ac: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62916/ADM 53-62916-008_0.jpg)


10 September 1919

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37


4caf8b9fcadfd341970322ad: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62916/ADM 53-62916-008_1.jpg)


11 September 1919

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

S/Lt Carslake RN joined ship.

4.0pm: Read warrant No 1.


4caf8b9fcadfd341970322ae: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62916/ADM 53-62916-009_0.jpg)


12 September 1919

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37


4caf8b9fcadfd341970322af: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62916/ADM 53-62916-009_1.jpg)


13 September 1919

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

9.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship. Mercurial barometer broken by accident.

10.50am. One seaman discharged to hospital.

11.0am: New barometer shipped.


4caf8b9fcadfd341970322b0: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62916/ADM 53-62916-010_0.jpg)


14 September 1919

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Sunday routine.


4caf8b9fcadfd341970322b1: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62916/ADM 53-62916-010_1.jpg)


15 September 1919

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

6.30 Hands employed cleaning ship. Gunner’s party getting up ammunition.

Unfurled fore course to dry it.


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16 September 1919

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

3.30pm: One rating returned from hospital.


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17 September 1919

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Coaling from lighter, received 23 tons.

11.45am: Received 15 live sheep.

1.50pm: Five ratings rejoined ship from hospital.

Hands drawing wood from dockyard.

7.20pm: Discharged one rating to hospital.


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18 September 1919

Gibraltar and at sea towards Bathurst.

Lat 36.0, Long -5.4

9.0am. Ship left wall and proceeded to swing ship for compasses..

10.35 Lowered whaler and landed navigating commander of HMS Calypso.

11.0am: Hoisted whaler and proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour.

1.0pm: Tarriffa (now Tarifa) Pt abeam N10W.


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19 September 1919

At sea.

Lat 34.3, Long -8.2

9.0am: Set fore course.

11.40am. Set main staysail.

12.05pm: Set fore staysail.

4.0pm: Evening quarters. Read warrant No 2.

11.45pm: Down main staysail.


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20 September 1919

At sea.

Lat 31.7, Long -10.7

8.15am: Furled fore staysail.

4.30pm: Set fore staysail.

6.50pm: Set main staysail.


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21 September 1919

At sea.

Lat 28.8, Long -12.7


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22 September 1919

At sea.

Lat 26.1, Long -14.6

10.20pm: Cape Bojador S27W.


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23 September 1919

At sea.

Lat 23.2, Long -16.8

9.23am: Set fore and main staysails.


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24 September 1919

At sea.

Lat 19.8, Long -17.4

3.25am: C Blanco S2E(m).

8.0pm: Spread main and fore staysails and fore course.


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25 September 1919

At sea.

Lat 16.5, Long -17.5

3.15am: Furled fore course.

6.20am: Down fore and main staysails, clewed up fore course.

10.0pm: Sighted C Verde Lt.


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26 September 1919

At sea to Dakar.

Lat 14.68, Long -17.42

5.50am: C Verde abeam.

7.57am: C Manuel LH abeam.

9.0am: Fired salute of 21 guns, answered by Dakar fort.

9.10am: Picked up French pilot.

9.30am: Secured to buoy.


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27 September 1919

Dakar.

Lat 14.68, Long -17.42

Coaling from lighters, native labour, received 124 tons.


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28 September 1919

Dakar and at sea.

Lat 13.8, Long -17.1

4.35am. Slipped and proceeded.

8.0am. Lat 14 07N, Long 17 16 30W

4.40pm: Entering Gambia River.

5.52pm: Anchored, Bathurst (now Banjul, Gambia).


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29 September 1919


Bathurst (One of many places named after Henry Bathurst, 1762-1834)

Lat 13.42, Long -16.55

Landed one krooman for hospital.

Hands employed turning out steam cutter.


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30 September 1919

Bathurst.

Lat 13.42, Long -16.55

5.10pm: Hoisted skiff. Sloped all awnings and prepared for tornado.

8.30pm: Cleared lower deck and hoisted steam cutter.


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LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1919

(Bathurst, Sierra Leone and Lagos)


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Cover, Adm. 53/62917, signed by L King.

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Dated 18th November 1919, signed by Lt/Cdr CG Cruttwell

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Mercurial barometer, Negretti & Zambra, AMO 645

Air thermometer, AC Cossart & Sons, No 2262.

Sea thermometer, N & Z, No 10532.


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1 October 1919

Bathurst.

Lat 13.42, Long -16.55

10.50am: SS OAKMERE arrived.

Landed football party.


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2 October 1919

Bathurst

Lat 13.42, Long -16.55

Hygiene lecture by surgeon.

In pm: Watch employed replacing fresh water tank on mess-deck.


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3 October 1919

Bathurst.

Lat 13.42, Long -16.55

7.45am: SS PRAHSU arrived. (The Elder-Dempster line ship, built 1907, 3,756 tons, scrapped 1931.)

5.10pm: PRAHSU sailed.


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4 October 1919

Bathurst.

Lat 13.42, Long -16.55

Other: Fresh provisions came aboard

12.10pm: SS DUKE OF CORNWALL left. (Built in 1888 by William Gray & Co of Hartlepool, this ship survived until 1941, when, in Greek ownership, she was sunk in an air raid on Piraeus.)


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5 October 1919

Bathurst.

Lat 13.42, Long -16.55

Sunday routine.


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6 October 1919

Bathurst.

Lat 13.42, Long -16.55

9.0am: Cable ship TRANSMITTER arrived.

Exercised “out kedge anchor”(twice).


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7 October 1919

Bathurst.

Lat 13.42, Long -16.55

6.10am: Cable ship TRANSMITTER sailed.


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8 October 1919

Bathurst.

Lat 13.42, Long -16.55

11.0am: Hygiene lecture by surgeon.

4.0pm: Hands to evening quarters. Read warrant No 3.

4.20pm: Landed football party.

4.40pm: Hoisted skiff and whaler, sloped awnings. Slight tornado and heavy rain. Standing by second anchor.

5.30pm: Storm abated.


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9 October 1919

Bathurst.

Lat 13.42, Long -16.55

9.20am: Marine detachment landed with lewis gun for practice.

10.35am: SS BASSAM arrived.

11.35pm: SS OAKMERE sailed.


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10 October 1919

Bathurst.

Lat 13.42, Long -16.55

Hands employed furling awnings, bending on sails. Kroomen painting ship’s side.

10.50am: SS LIBERTYLAND (USA) arrived.

11.20am: SS BASSAM left.

One krooman returned from hospital.


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11 October 1919

Bathurst and at sea towards Sierra Leone.

Lat 13.1, Long -16.9

6.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0pm: 12 26N, 17 20 30W.

9.0pm: Set fore and main staysails.


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12 October 1919

At sea.

Lat 10.5, Long -16.7

7.25am: Watch down fore and main staysails.

8.0am: Lat 11 01N, Long 17 07W.

8.0pm: Lat 9 54N, Long 15 57W.


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13 October 1919

At sea to Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.9, Long -14.0

6.30am: 1st and 2nd watches sloped all awnings. Storm sprang up.

7.15am: Storm abated.

8.0am: Lat 9 09.3N, 14 29.4W.

8.40pm: Anchored, Sierra Leone..


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14 October 1919

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.50, Long -13.26

In am: Coaling from lighters, received 120 tons.

12.05pm: Discharged one seaman and one krooman to hospital.


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15 October 1919

Sierra Leone and at sea towards Lagos.

Lat 8.0, Long -13.6

6.35am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0am: Lat 8 27.7N, Long 13 21.9W.

8.0pm: Lat 7 25.8N, Long 13 11.4W.

8.15pm: Set fore staysail.


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16 October 1919

At sea.

Lat 6.3, Long -11.5

8.0am: Lat 6 37.6N, Long 11 56.6W.

8.0pm: Lat 5 48.6N, Long 10 42.5W.


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17 October 1919

At sea.

Lat 4.8, Long -9.1

8.0am: Lat 5 01.8N, Long 9 30W.

8.0pm: Lat 4 18.6N, Long 8 22.2W.


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18 October 1919

At sea.

Lat 4.1, Long -5.9

8.0am: Lat 4 08.4N, Long 6 55.1W.

8.0pm: Lat 4 08.5N, Long 4 39.5W.


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19 October 1919

At sea.

Lat 4.2, Long -2.6

8.0am: Lat 4 13.5N, Long 3 04.5W.

8.0pm: Lat 4 12N, Long 1 26.2W.


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20 October 1919

At sea.

Lat 4.7, Long 0.4

8.0am: Lat 4 19N, Long 0 13.5E.

8.0pm: Lat 5 14N, Long 1 21E.


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21 October 1919

At sea to Lagos.

Lat 6.1, Long 3.4

8.0am: Lat 5 58.1N, Long 2 39.2E.

3.45pm: Secured to buoy, Lagos harbour.


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22 October 1919

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

In am: Whaler sent in for fresh provisions.

First aid lecture by surgeon.

Hands muster for quinine.

2.10pm: SS GABOON arrived. (Elder Dempster Line, launched 1915, sold in 1933 to Argentina, renamed Parana.)


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23 October 1919

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

6.30am: Two pilots and Captain of Nigerian marine came aboard. Slipped and proceeded across the bay and anchored astern of HMS Birmingham.

9.25am: Divisions. Commander-in-chief and staff came aboard and inspected ship.

10.20am: Weighed and proceeded and secured to buoy. Admiral and staff left ship.

7.50pm: Discharged one stoker to hospital.


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24 October 1919

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

9.30am: Flag captain came on board to inspect ship. One signalman (lent from HMS Birmingham) came on board..

3.15pm: Birmingham fired salute to Governor of Nigeria.

4.0pm: SS ELMINA arrived. (Elder Dempster’s mail steamer, ex Albertville, transferred from Cie Belge Maritime du Congo in 1910, renamed Elmina, 1928 sold to M.Vardy, London, renamed Iphigenia.)

One seaman rating joined ship from Birmingham for passage to HMS Dwarf.


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25 October 1919

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

9.10am: SS LIMNEA (?) arrived.

1.55pm: One signal rating returned to HMS Birmingham.

4.30pm: BIRMINGHAM proceeded.


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26 October 1919

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

Sunday routine.

4.30pm: SS GABOON sailed. (Not I think Caboom as per log entry, Ed.)


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27 October 1919

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

6.0am: Water boat alongside, hands prepare for coaling.

7.40am: Whaler returned with fresh provisions.

9.20am: Hands employed about parts of ship, turning out boats’ blocks etc.

In pm: Ash boat alongside.


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28 October 1919

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

In am: Hands employed about sails.

4.10pm: Coal lighter alongside.

5.15pm: Received 22 bags of mails for HMS Dwarf.

9.40pm: Emptied first lighter, 30 tons.


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29 October 1919

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

10.20am: One stoker discharged to hospital.


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30 October 1919

Lagos and at sea.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

In am: Coaling from lighter, 30 tons.

11.30am: Pilot aboard, slipped and proceeded.

11.59am: Crossed bar.

12.05pm: Lowered whaler to take pilot to tug. Proceeded, course S33E.

10.30pm: Out sounding boom. Set fore staysail.


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31 October 1919

At sea.

Lat 4.0, Long 5.6

8.0am: Lat 4 30N, Long 5 21.6E

8.0pm: Lat 3 58N, Long 6 47.8E

Course S33E until 12.35pm, then S82E.


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LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1919

(Victoria)


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Cover, Adm. 53/62918, Signed L King, Navigating Officer.

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Dated 8th December 1919, signed Lt/Cdr CG Cruttwell, in command.

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Barometer, mercurial, Negretti and Zambra, 2002. 9’ above sea level.

Air thermometer, AG Cossar & Sons, 2262.

Sea thermometer, N & Z, 10532.


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1 November 1919

At sea to Victoria, Ambas Bay (present day Limbe, Cameroon.)

Lat 4.1, Long 8.7

8.0am: Lat 3 58N, Long 8 35E.

4.35pm: Anchored in Ambas Bay.

6.15pm: Discharged two ABs to HMS Dwarf.

6.45pm: Sent mails ashore.


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2 November 1919

Victoria.

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

5.15pm: HMS DWARF weighed and proceeded.


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3 November 1919

Victoria.

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20


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4 November 1919

Victoria.

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

9.15am: Landed sick and one SBA to form hospital at Naval Rest House ashore.

11.40am: Landed one sick officer to sick bay ashore.

9.10pm: Sent one rating ashore to sick quarters.

(It is possible that these sick men are victims of the third wave of the Influenza pandemic.)


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5 November 1919

Victoria.

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

Coaling from lighter, native labour, received 62 tons.

Made up and stored away fore staysail.


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6 November 1919

Victoria.

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20


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7 November 1919

Victoria.

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20


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8 November 1919

Victoria.

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20


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9 November 1919

Victoria.

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

11.20am: Discharged two sick ratings to Rest House ashore.


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10 November 1919

Victoria.

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

Hands reeving dressing lines. Hoisted whaler to clean her paintwork.


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11 November 1919

Victoria.

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

10.15am: One rating returned from Sick Bay ashore.

11.0am: Fired one round blank and observed two minutes silence for prayers. (Armistice Day.)

11.02am: Fired second round.

1.20pm: SS CHUMA sailed


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12 November 1919

Victoria.

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

Two ratings returned from sick bay ashore. One rating sent to same.

1.0pm: Hands mustered to receive issue of tropical clothing.


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13 November 1919

Victoria.

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20


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14 November 1919

Victoria.

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

5.15am: Weighed and proceeded up Bimbia River.

6.45am: Anchored.

7.0am: Coaling from lighters with native labour and kroomen. Received 86 tons.

2.0pm: Weighed and proceeded down river.

3.40pm: Anchored in same billet in Ambas Bay.


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15 November 1919

Victoria.

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

6.0pm: Landed one rating for sick bay onshore.


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16 November 1919

Victoria.

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

7.0am: SS TROJAN arrived.

One rating returned from sick bay ashore.


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17 November 1919

Victoria.

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

Eight on sick list.


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18 November 1919

Victoria.

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

Nine on sick list.

4.50pm: SS TROJAN arrived.


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19 November 1919

Victoria.

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

Seven on sick list.

9.50am: Guns crews and control party closed up, carried out one inch firing at target towed by motor-boat. Remainder of hands employed scraping paintwork.


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20 November 1919

Victoria.

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

Sent one rating to sick bay ashore, one returned.


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21 November 1919

Victoria.

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

In am: Landed one rating for sick bay ashore.

In pm: Landed one marine for sick bay ashore.


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22 November 1919

Victoria.

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

in am: Hands employed cleaning ship. Landed working party of kroomen to work on football ground ashore.

In pm: Landed cricket party.


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23 November 1919

Victoria.

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

Seven on sick list.


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24 November 1919

Victoria.

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

5.45am. SS CHAMA arrived.

3.30pm: Landed libertymen. Landed one stoker for sick bay ashore.


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25 November 1919

Victoria.

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

11.15am. Landed one stoker for sick bay ashore.

Seven on sick list.


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26 November 1919

Victoria.

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

9.10am: Divisions and prayers. Hands employed chipping paintwork. Training class away boat sailing in cutter.

10.40am. Coxswains of boats and quartermasters to signal instruction

3.0pm: Landed libertymen and concert party.

5.20pm: Received fresh beef from shore.

7.40pm: One stoker rating sent ashore to sick bay.

Eight on sick list.


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27 November 1919

Victoria.

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

8.50am: Sent working working party in cutter to bring off flour and coal from Rest House.

4.15pm: Kroomen liberty men and football party landed.

Nine on sick list.


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28 November 1919

Victoria.

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

9.25am: General Quarters. Carried out 1” firing at target towed by motor boat.

11 on sick list.


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29 November 1919

Victoria.

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

10 on sick list.


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30 November 1919

Victoria.

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

Eight on sick list.


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LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1919

(Victoria and Bimbia River)


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Cover, Adm. 53/62919, signed L King, navigating officer.

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Dated 8th January 1920, signed by Lt/Cdr CG Cruttwell, commanding officer.


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1 December 1919

Victoria.

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

Rigged dressing lines. Dressed ship.

12 noon: Fired salute of 21 guns for Queen Alexandra's birthday.

10 on sick list.


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2 December 1919

Victoria and at sea.

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

Eight ratings returned from sick bay ashore.

4.0pm: Weighed and proceeded, course N70W


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3 December 1919

At sea to Bonny (Now in Nigeria).

Lat 4.2, Long 7.2

2.40pm: Anchored, Bonny.

Received four bags of mails and 15 bags of mails for Victoria.

5.0pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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4 December 1919

At sea to Victoria

Lat 4.0, Long 8.6

9.0am: Stopped both. Dropped target and carried out 4” and 12 pdr full calibre firing.

2.35pm: Anchored, Victoria.

Discharged 15 bags of mails to Post Office. One Stoker, one AB and one krooman sent to Rest House.


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5 December 1919

Victoria.

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20


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6 December 1919

Victoria.

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

Landed football and bathing parties.


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7 December 1919

Victoria.

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

11.50am: One krooman returned from Rest House.

2.45pm: Officer of Guard boarded Spanish steamer.

Eight on sick list.


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8 December 1919

Victoria.

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

One seaman and one krooman returned from Rest House.

In pm: Exercised out kedge anchor.

Seven on sick list.


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9 December 1919

Victoria.

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

9.30am: Whaler went away surveying a shallow patch.

10.0pm: Medical inspection of ship's company.

6.25pm: Spanish steamer sailed.


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10 December 1919

Victoria.

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20


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11 December 1919

Victoria.

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

Landed some ratings for Rest House (number illegible).


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12 December 1919

Victoria.

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

10.30am: Lecture on hygiene by doctor.

1.0pm: Seamen and stokers mustered for issue of cap ribbons.


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13 December 1919

Victoria.

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20


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14 December 1919

Victoria.

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

Two ratings returned from Rest House.


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15 December 1919

Victoria.

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

Landed working party to fetch coal, sand and provisions. Training class employed dismantling 12 pdr.


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16 December 1919

Victoria.

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

In am: Hands employed painting cutter and whaler. Training class to instruction. Landed sports ground working party.

In pm: Krumen employed scrubbing whaler's gear. Landed one kruman at Rest House.


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17 December 1919

Victoria.

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

In am: Hands employed painting steam-cutter and whaler’s sail covers. Krumen cutting in water line. Remainder about parts of ship. Training class to gunnery.

In pm: Water tank came alongside. Landed football party in cutter. Landed krumen libertymen and bathing party.


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18 December 1919

Victoria.

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

8.0am: Landed sports ground working party.

9.20am: Whaler went away surveying a shallow patch. Hands employed about parts of ship, training class to gunnery instruction. Marines at gun drill.


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19 December 1919

Victoria.

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

Other: Sloped awnings.

7.15am: SS ACCRA anchored, sent boat for mails.

Lecture on hygiene by Surgeon Lieutenant


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20 December 1919

Victoria.

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20


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21 December 1919

Victoria.

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

In am: Provisions lighter alongside.


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22 December 1919

Victoria to Bimbia River.

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

3.42pm: Weighed and proceeded.

5.43pm: Altered course to proceed up Bimbia river (In modern day Cameroon).

6.25pm: Anchored.


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23 December 1919

Tiko (Cameroon) and at sea.

Lat 4.07, Long 9.37

6.0am: Weighed and proceeded up the river.

7.35am: Secured alongside Tiko wharf.

Coaling from lighter, received 90 tons. (Total onboard 178 tons.)

4.55pm: Cast off from wharf and proceeded for river mouth.

8.0pm: DR Lat 3 52.9N, Long 9 13E.


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24 December 1919

At sea towards Monrovia.

Lat 2.2, Long 8.1

Watch employed striking down coal from upper deck.


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25 December 1919

At sea.

Lat 1.1, Long 5.8

8.0am: DR Lat 1 10N, Long 6 19E.

8.0pm: DR Lat 0 58N, Long 4 50E.

137 miles distance made good.


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26 December 1919

At sea.

Lat 1.1, Long 2.8

8.0am: DR Lat 0 49N, Long 3 25.5E.

8.0pm: DR Lat 0 36N, Long 1 56.5E.

180 miles distance made good.


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27 December 1919

At sea.

Lat 0.4, Long -0.1

8.0am: DR Lat 0 19.5N, Long 0 27E

8.0pm: DR Lat 0 16.2N, Long 1 05.6W

180 miles distance made good.


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28 December 1919

At sea.

Lat 0.1, Long -3.2

8.0am: DR Lat 0 5.2N, Long 2 34.9W

8.0pm: DR Lat 0 20N, Long 4 09.4W

186 miles distance made good.


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29 December 1919

At sea.

Lat 0.9, Long -6.4

8.0am: DR Lat 0 43.5N, Long 5 37.3W.

5.40pm: Stopped starboard engine for repairs.

8.0pm: DR Lat 1 08.7N, Long 7 16.1W.

196 miles distance made good.


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30 December 1919

At sea.

Lat 1.8, Long -9.2

8.0am: DR Lat 1 32N, Long 8 43W.

8.0pm: DR Lat 2 37.1N, Long 9 40.5W.

180 miles distance made good.


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31 December 1919

At sea.

Lat 4.5, Long -10.1

Course N3W until noon, then N8W.

178 miles distance made good.


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THE VOYAGES OF HMS THISTLE 1920

JP map Thistle 1920

LOGS FOR JANUARY 1920

(Monrovia, Sierra Leone and Bathurst)


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Cover, Adm. 53/62920, signed L King, Navigating Officer.

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Dated 7th February 1920, signed Lt/Cdr CG Cruttwell, in command.

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Barometer: Mercurial until Jan 22nd, then Aneroid. Negretti & Zambra, AMO 645.

Air thermometer, AG Cossar & Sons, 2262.

Sea thermometer, N & Z, 10532.


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1 January 1920

At sea to Monrovia (Liberia).

Lat 6.35, Long -10.82

5.35am: Took in fore staysail and main staysail.

6.55am: Anchored, Monrovia.

8.0am: Fired 21 gun salute, returned by shore battery.


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2 January 1920

Monrovia.

Lat 6.35, Long -10.82

4.15pm: Boat alongside with wood to supplement coal (Thistle is down to 24 tons in the bunkers).

Seven on sick list.


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3 January 1920

Monrovia.

Lat 6.35, Long -10.82

8.30am: Landed krumen working party to cut wood.

Seven on sick list.


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4 January 1920

Monrovia.

Lat 6.35, Long -10.82

3.0am: French government yacht JOYEUSE arrived.

9.30am: Officer of Guard boarded Joyeuse.

10.0am: Captain of Joyeuse visited Thistle.

10.10am: Hands mustered by open list. Opened up magazines and placed sentries.

Nine on sick list.


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5 January 1920

Monrovia

Lat 6.35, Long -10.82

4.10am: SS BOULAMA arrived and anchored. (Elder-Dempster mail steamer of 2,613 tons, launched 1901, sold in 1920.)

Dressed ship to celebrate the inauguration of the new president of Liberia (Charles DB King).

11.25am: Fired 21 gun salute on new president having taken the oath.

12 on sick list.


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6 January 1920

Monrovia and at sea towards Sierra Leone.

Lat 6.35, Long -10.82

6.30am: Lowered whaler to take letter to SS Boulama.

7.50am: Working party sent to Boulama. Coaling from her with surf boat and cutter.

1.50pm: Finished coaling, received 15 tons.

4.0pm: Read warrant No 5.

8.0pm: Weighed anchor and proceeded, course N46W, 160 revs.

12 on sick list.


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7 January 1920

At sea.

Lat 7.1, Long -12.1

2.05am: C Mount N22E.

4.0pm: Read warrants Nos 6 and 7.

14 on sick list.


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8 January 1920

At sea to Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.4

Sounding hourly.

6.05am: Placed leadsman in chains.

2.10pm: Anchored, Sierra Leone.

Received mails from shore.

4.10pm. SS EQUERRY (?) sailed.

5.30pm: SS BATANGA sailed. (Elder-Dempster Line, launched 1893, 2,808 tons, scrapped in 1922.)

13 on sick list.


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9 January 1920

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

10.15am: Cable ship TRANSMITTER sailed.

Coaling from lighters, received 150 tons.

5.0pm: SS DUNDRUMIAN (?) arrived.

15 on sick list.


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10 January 1920

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

4.0pm: Read warrant No 8.

6.50pm: SS BODNANT arrived

10 on sick list.


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11 January 1920

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Sunday routine.


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12 January 1920

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

7.30am: SS ACCRA anchored. Received one bag of mails from her.

10.30am: Ship observed to be dragging. Weighed anchor, foul, proceeded as required whilst anchor was cleared. Let go port anchor in 10 fms.

12 noon: Fired salute of 21 guns to celebrate ratification of Peace Treaty.

2.50pm: ACCRA sailed.


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13 January 1920

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

7.40am: SS AKUBU sailed. (Perhaps a misspelling of SS AKABO.)

Hands employed about cable, kroomen painting out chain locker.

12.35pm: SS APPAM arrived. (Launched in 1912, this Elder-Dempster liner of 7,781 tons had an eventful war. In 1916 she was captured by the German commerce raider Moewe and taken into Hampton Roads under a prize crew. The American courts returned her to her owners in 1917, when she was renamed Mandingo, reverting to the name Appam in 1919. She was scrapped in 1936. The hyperlink picture shows her flying the German flag.)

11.05pm: APPAM sailed.


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14 January 1920

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Hands restowing starboard cable, kroomen cleaning out centre chain locker.


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15 January 1920

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Hands ranging port cable for survey, kroomen painting out port chain locker.

3.55pm: SS BORACOO (?) arrived. (I think that his is more likely to be SS BARRACOO.)


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16 January 1920

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Hands replacing port cable.


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17 January 1920

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

6.45am: SS BATANI arrived. Received one bag of mails from her.

7.50am: SS NEW TEXAS arrived.


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18 January 1920

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Sunday routine.


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19 January 1920

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

2.15pm: SS FLAXMORE arrived.


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20 January 1920

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2


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21 January 1920

Sierra Leone and at sea towards Bathurst.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Coaling from lighter, received 50 tons.

Hands employed bending on sails and rigging capstan.

3.35pm: Weighed and proceeded, courses NW’ly 160 revs. Set staysails.

8.0pm: Lat 8 40.7N, Long 13 35.5W.


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22 January 1920

At sea.

Lat 9.6, Long -15.0

8.0am: Lat 9 16N, Long 14 39.4W.

8.0pm: Lat 10 03.3N, Long 15 42.2W.

8.0pm: Mercurial barometer broken, used Aneroid.

11.45pm: Soundings, 19 fathoms.


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23 January 1920

At sea.

Lat 11.3, Long -17.1

8.0am: Lat 10 54N, Long 16 48W

8.0pm: Lat 12 08N, Long 17 08W


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24 January 1920

At sea to Bathurst (now Banjul, Gambia).

Lat 13.4, Long -17.0

8.0am: Lat 13 07.2N, Long 17 13W.

5.40pm: Anchored, Bathurst.


4caf8ba1cadfd3419703235f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62920/ADM 53-62920-015_1.jpg)


25 January 1920

Bathurst.

Lat 13.42, Long -16.55

Sunday routine.

11.0am: The bishop of Sierra Leone came onboard and held Divine Service.


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26 January 1920

Bathurst.

Lat 13.42, Long -16.55

In am: Shifted billet.

11.15am: Dutch SS DRECHSTROOM arrived.


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27 January 1920

Bathurst.

Lat 13.42, Long -16.55


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28 January 1920

Bathurst.

Lat 13.42, Long -16.55

4.0pm Read warrant No 9.


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29 January 1920

Bathurst.

Lat 13.42, Long -16.55

9.15 Marine detachment landed for route march.

In pm: Discharged one ERA to hospital.


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30 January 1920

Bathurst.

Lat 13.42, Long -16.55


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31 January 1920

Bathurst.

Lat 13.42, Long -16.55

1.15pm: SS CHINGFORD sailed.


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LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1920

(Bathurst and Sierra Leone)


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Cover, Adm. 53/62921, signed L King, navigating officer.

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Dated 15th March 1920, signed Lt/Cdr CG Cruttwell, in command.

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Aneroid, J Hicks AMO 2743-G

Air thermometer, AG Cossar & Sons, 2262.

Sea thermometer, N & Z, 10536.


4caf8ba2cadfd34197032371: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62921/ADM 53-62921-003_1.jpg)


1 February 1920

Bathurst.

Lat 13.42, Long -16.55


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2 February 1920

Bathurst.

Lat 13.42, Long -16.55


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3 February 1920

Bathurst and at sea towards Sierra Leone.

Lat 13.42, Long -16.55

9.45am: SS SWEETHOPE arrived.

2.15pm: SS WINDHUK arrived. Received mails from same and Mr Reynolds, Artificer Engineer, one Leading Signalmen and two ABs joined ship.

4.37pm: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0pm: Lat 13 34.5N, Long 16 44W.


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4 February 1920

At sea.

Lat 12.1, Long -17.4

8.0am: Lat 12 35N, Long 17 21.8W.

8.0pm: Lat 11 18.8N, Long 17 11.3W.


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5 February 1920

At sea.

Lat 10.3, Long -15.9

8.0am: Lat 10 29.5N, Long 16 13W.

8.0pm: Lat 9 47.7N, Long 15 11.9W.


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6 February 1920

At sea to Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.7, Long -13.7

3.55pm: Anchored, Sierra Leone.

Received water and mails.

11.25pm: Ship yawing badly owing to strength of tide at freshets (In this sense, probably meaning that the river is in flood and combining with the ebb tide to press against the side of the ship. Unusually, Thistle draws more water forward than aft, so will tend to yaw, or turn sideways when anchored in a strong stream, placing a great strain on the anchor and cable).


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7 February 1920

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

12.45am: Weighed anchor and shifted further out, anchoring in 15 fathoms.

6.45am: Coaling from lighter, received 60 tons.


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8 February 1920

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

11.0am: Bishop of Sierra Leone came aboard and held Divine Service.

Dispatched mails to SS Illegible.


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9 February 1920

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2


4caf8ba2cadfd3419703237a: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62921/ADM 53-62921-009_0.jpg)


10 February 1920

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2


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11 February 1920

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2


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12 February 1920

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Kroomen away in skiff for sand (Fairly common job, the sand is used for cleaning Thistle’s white teak decks).

1.40pm: SS BATANGA sailed.


4caf8ba2cadfd3419703237d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62921/ADM 53-62921-010_1.jpg)


13 February 1920

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

1.0pm: Discharged one Artificer Engineer to VIVID (the Devonport shore establishment) via SS ABINSI (Elder-Dempster Line, ex-Leopoldville, scrapped in 1933).


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14 February 1920

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2


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15 February 1920

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Sunday routine.

The Bishop Chaplain boarded for divine servcie.


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16 February 1920

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Training class to torpedo instruction.


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17 February 1920

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Training class to torpedo instruction.

10.15am: HMT JAMES CHAPMAN left.

11.35am: JAMES CHAPMAN returned and anchored.


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18 February 1920

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Training class to torpedo instruction.

1.30pm: Discharged one kruman to hospital.


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19 February 1920

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

4.0pm: Steam cutter broke down and anchored. Lowered cutter.

5.20pm: Hoisted steam cutter.


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20 February 1920

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

6.0pm: SS MONTENEGRO sailed.


4caf8ba2cadfd34197032385: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62921/ADM 53-62921-014_1.jpg)


21 February 1920

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2


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22 February 1920

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2


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23 February 1920

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

7.20am: SS APPAM arrived.


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24 February 1920

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

12.20pm: Read warrant No 10, discharged one rating to military detention barracks.

1.10pm: SS PALMA sailed (Elder-Dempster, 1907, 2,981 tons, sold to Greece in 1930, renamed Fonaris).


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25 February 1920

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

6.0am: HMS DWARF arrived. OOG boarded her.

6.20am: SS BIAFRA arrived. (Elder-Dempster Line, ex War Dahlia, 5,405 tons, 1919 purchased from Shipping Controller, renamed Biafra, 1951 sold to Panama, renamed George.)


4caf8ba2cadfd3419703238a: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62921/ADM 53-62921-017_0.jpg)


26 February 1920

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2


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27 February 1920

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Coaling, received 146 tons.

Orders for going to sea cancelled.

Discharged one Stoker PO to hospital.


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28 February 1920

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

7.0am: SS ALMINA (possibly Elmina) and Norwegian SS RENA (possibly the ship in the link) arrived.

Sent mails to Almina and one Stoker PO for passage home.


4caf8ba2cadfd3419703238d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62921/ADM 53-62921-018_1.jpg)


29 February 1920

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Sent C-of-E party to HMS Dwarf for service.

3.05pm: SS BONNY (Elder-Dempster Line, ex- War Stoat, 5,173 tons, 1919 purchased from Shipping Controller, renamed Bonny, 1928 wrecked Liberia)arrived.


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LOGS FOR MARCH 1920

(Sierra Leone and Ascension Island)


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Cover, Adm. 53/62922, signed Lt L King, navigating officer.

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Dated 9th April, 1920, signed Lt/Cdr CG Cruttwell, in command.

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Barometer, Aneroid, J Hicks AMO 2743-C

Air thermometer, AG Cossar & Sons, 2262.

Sea thermometer, N & Z, 10536.


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1 March 1920

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2


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2 March 1920

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

5.25pm: SS RABYMERE sailed.


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3 March 1920

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Hands employed painting battery. Gunner’s party carrying on.


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4 March 1920

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

1.40am: SS ACCRA anchored.

Hands employed painting battery. Training class to instruction. Marines parade in marching order for quarterly inspection.

2.0pm: ACCRA sailed.


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5 March 1920

Sierra Leone and at sea towards Ascension.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Coaling in am, received 50 tons.

50 kroomen came on board for passage to Ascension.

2.25pm: Weighed, anchor foul, cleared and proceeded at 3.30pm.

8.0pm: Lat 8 14N, Long 13 36W.


4caf8ba2cadfd3419703239c: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62922/ADM 53-62922-006_0.jpg)


6 March 1920

At sea.

Noon position not recorded.

8.0am: Lat 7 11.2N, Long 13 54.7W.

8.0pm: Lat 5 32.2N, Long 13 59.8W.


4caf8ba2cadfd3419703239d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62922/ADM 53-62922-006_1.jpg)


7 March 1920

At sea.

Lat 3.7, Long -13.9

8.0am: Lat 4 04.2N, Long 14 01.6W.

8.0pm: Lat 2 49N, Long 13 51W.


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8 March 1920

At sea.

Lat 1.5, Long -13.8

8.0am: Lat 1 33.5N, Long 13 47.2W.

8.0pm: Lat 0 41.4N, Long 13 43.2W.


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9 March 1920

At sea.

Noon position not recorded.

2.30am: Crossed the line.

8.0am: Lat 0 30.6S, Long 13 45.7W.

12.35pm: Magazines opened for cooling and sentries placed.

8.0pm: Lat 1 28.3S, Long 14 03.7W.


4caf8ba2cadfd341970323a0: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62922/ADM 53-62922-008_0.jpg)


10 March 1920

At sea.

Lat -3.1, Long -14.2

8.0am: Lat 2 28.3S, Long 14 11.7W.


4caf8ba2cadfd341970323a1: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62922/ADM 53-62922-008_1.jpg)


11 March 1920

At sea.

Lat -5.4, Long -14.4

8.0am: Lat 5 06S, Long 14 20.5W (Lat in log given as North, clear error).

In am: Full calibre firing practice at target with 4” and 12pdr guns.

8.0pm: Lat 6 20.5S, Long 14 21.1W.


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12 March 1920

At sea to Ascension I.

Lat -7.92, Long -14.42

8.0am: Lat 7 40.5S, Long 14 19.5W (Lat in log given as North, clear error).

10.30am: Anchored, Ascension I.

1.50pm: Landed libertymen and discharged 51 krumen to island.


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13 March 1920

Ascension Island.

Lat -7.92, Long -14.42

3.50pm: Covered guns and searchlights and sloped awnings (a nightly task so that the awnings that make the decks bearable in the heat of the day, don’t catch the dew in the night and get stretched out of shape).


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14 March 1920

Ascension Island.

Lat -7.92, Long -14.42

Sunday routine.

C-of-Es landed.

Whaler's anchor lost.


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15 March 1920

Ascension Island.

Lat -7.92, Long -14.42

Landed working party for stores.

Hands employed unbeinding fore course and preparing ship for provisions. Landed relief store party.

3.15pm: Store lighter came alongside.

Fishing party left ship in whaler.


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16 March 1920

Ascension Island.

Lat -7.92, Long -14.42

Hands employed getting in stores and getting out empties.

Skiff away with fishing party.


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17 March 1920

Ascension Island.

Lat -7.92, Long -14.42

4.0pm: Landed football party

6.0pm: Covered guns. Lowered skiff for fishing party.


4caf8ba2cadfd341970323a8: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62922/ADM 53-62922-012_0.jpg)


18 March 1920

Ascension Island.

Lat -7.92, Long -14.42

6.45am: Landed recuperation party to go to sanatorium.


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19 March 1920

Ascension Island.

Lat -7.92, Long -14.42

2.30pm: Landed Rugby football party.


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20 March 1920

Ascension Island.

Lat -7.92, Long -14.42

3.05pm: Landed football party.

7.20pm: Landed party for dance ashore.


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21 March 1920

Ascension Island.

Lat -7.92, Long -14.42

8.0am: Dancing party returned.

Sunday routine.


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22 March 1920

Ascension Island.

Lat -7.92, Long -14.42


4caf8ba2cadfd341970323ad: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62922/ADM 53-62922-014_1.jpg)


23 March 1920

Ascension Island.

Lat -7.92, Long -14.42


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24 March 1920

Ascension Island.

Lat -7.92, Long -14.42


4caf8ba2cadfd341970323af: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62922/ADM 53-62922-015_1.jpg)


25 March 1920

Ascension Island.

Lat -7.92, Long -14.42

6.0am: Landed second recuperation party.

11.45am: First recuperation party returned.


4caf8ba2cadfd341970323b0: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62922/ADM 53-62922-016_0.jpg)


26 March 1920

Ascension Island.

Lat -7.92, Long -14.42

10.30am: Commandant of island inspected the marine detachment (the commandant at this time being a marine officer).


4caf8ba2cadfd341970323b1: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62922/ADM 53-62922-016_1.jpg)


27 March 1920

Ascension Island.

Lat -7.92, Long -14.42

Landed libertymen, concert party and football party.


4caf8ba2cadfd341970323b2: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62922/ADM 53-62922-017_0.jpg)


28 March 1920

Ascension Island.

Lat -7.92, Long -14.42

8.10am: Libertymen and concert party returned.

Sunday routine.


4caf8ba2cadfd341970323b3: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62922/ADM 53-62922-017_1.jpg)


29 March 1920

Ascension Island.

Lat -7.92, Long -14.42


4caf8ba2cadfd341970323b4: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62922/ADM 53-62922-018_0.jpg)


30 March 1920

Ascension Island.

Lat -7.92, Long -14.42

11.0am: SS COMRIE CASTLE anchored. Sent working party aboard for stores and received mails. One Leading Stoker and two stokers joined ship.

2.30pm: Discharged one Ordinary Seaman to Simonstown dockyard per Comrie Castle.

9.40pm: COMRIE CASTLE sailed.


4caf8ba2cadfd341970323b5: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62922/ADM 53-62922-018_1.jpg)


31 March 1920

Ascension Island.

Lat -7.92, Long -14.42

1.55pm: Green Mountain party muster for payment. (The recuperation parties are resting in the sanatorium on Green Mountain.)


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LOGS FOR APRIL 1920

(Ascension Island)

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Cover Adm. 53/62923, signed Lt L King, navigating officer.

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Dated 7th May 1920, signed Lt/Cdr CG Cruttwell, in command.

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Barometer, Aneroid, J Hicks AMO 2743-C

Air thermometer, AG Cossar & Sons, 2262.

Sea thermometer, N & Z, 10536.


4caf8ba3cadfd341970323c1: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62923/ADM 53-62923-003_1.jpg)


1 April 1920

Ascension Island.

Lat -7.92, Long -14.42

5.20am: Recuoeration party to breakfast.

6.0am: Landed third recuperation party.

9.10am: Provision lighter alongside, hands getting in provisions.

11.50am: Second recuperation party returned.

1.30pm: Monthly payment.

3.0pm: Landed libertymen.


4caf8ba3cadfd341970323c2: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62923/ADM 53-62923-004_0.jpg)


2 April 1920

Ascension Island.

Lat -7.92, Long -14.42


4caf8ba3cadfd341970323c3: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62923/ADM 53-62923-004_1.jpg)


3 April 1920

Ascension Island.

Lat -7.92, Long -14.42


4caf8ba3cadfd341970323c4: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62923/ADM 53-62923-005_0.jpg)


4 April 1920

Ascension Island.

Lat -7.92, Long -14.42


4caf8ba3cadfd341970323c5: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62923/ADM 53-62923-005_1.jpg)


5 April 1920

Ascension Island.

Lat -7.92, Long -14.42


4caf8ba3cadfd341970323c6: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62923/ADM 53-62923-006_0.jpg)


6 April 1920

Ascension Island.

Lat -7.92, Long -14.42


4caf8ba3cadfd341970323c7: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62923/ADM 53-62923-006_1.jpg)


7 April 1920

Ascension Island.

Lat -7.92, Long -14.42


4caf8ba3cadfd341970323c8: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62923/ADM 53-62923-007_0.jpg)


8 April 1920

Ascension Island.

Lat -7.92, Long -14.42

11.45am: Third recuperation party returned.


4caf8ba3cadfd341970323c9: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62923/ADM 53-62923-007_1.jpg)


9 April 1920

Ascension Island.

Lat -7.92, Long -14.42

2.50pm: RMS BRITON arrived from the Cape.

Discharged one S/Lt to Cambridge (the gunnery school at Plymouth).

Discharged one SBA and one stoker to BLANK per Briton.

6.45pm: BRITON sailed.


4caf8ba3cadfd341970323ca: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62923/ADM 53-62923-008_0.jpg)


10 April 1920

Ascension Island.

Lat -7.92, Long -14.42


4caf8ba3cadfd341970323cb: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62923/ADM 53-62923-008_1.jpg)


11 April 1920

Ascension Island.

Lat -7.92, Long -14.42


4caf8ba3cadfd341970323cc: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62923/ADM 53-62923-008a_0.jpg)


12 April 1920

Ascension Island.

Lat -7.92, Long -14.42

Exercised “fire stations”, “collision stations” and “abandon ship” stations.

In pm: Discharged one stoker to hospital.


4caf8ba3cadfd341970323cd: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62923/ADM 53-62923-008a_1.jpg)


13 April 1920

Ascension Island.

Lat -7.92, Long -14.42

9.50am: Whaler laid out target. Gun layers and sight setters of P1 and S1 guns carried out .303 firing.


4caf8ba3cadfd341970323ce: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62923/ADM 53-62923-009_0.jpg)


14 April 1920

Ascension Island.

Lat -7.92, Long -14.42

In am: 12 pdr gunlayers and sightsetters carried out .303 firing.


4caf8ba3cadfd341970323cf: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62923/ADM 53-62923-009_1.jpg)


15 April 1920

Ascension Island.

Lat -7.92, Long -14.42

6.0am: Recuperation party left ship for Green Mountain.

Gunlayers and sightsetters carried out .303 firing.


4caf8ba3cadfd341970323d0: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62923/ADM 53-62923-010_0.jpg)


16 April 1920

Ascension Island.

Lat -7.92, Long -14.42


4caf8ba3cadfd341970323d1: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62923/ADM 53-62923-010_1.jpg)


17 April 1920

Ascension Island.

Lat -7.92, Long -14.42

Landed rugby football party, libertymen and concert party.


4caf8ba3cadfd341970323d2: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62923/ADM 53-62923-011_0.jpg)


18 April 1920

Ascension Island.

Lat -7.92, Long -14.42


4caf8ba3cadfd341970323d3: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62923/ADM 53-62923-011_1.jpg)


19 April 1920

Ascension Island.

Lat -7.92, Long -14.42


4caf8ba3cadfd341970323d4: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62923/ADM 53-62923-012_0.jpg)


20 April 1920

Ascension Island.

Lat -7.92, Long -14.42


4caf8ba3cadfd341970323d5: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62923/ADM 53-62923-012_1.jpg)


21 April 1920

Ascension Island.

Lat -7.92, Long -14.42

2.45pm: Picked up a mooring buoy that was adrift.


4caf8ba3cadfd341970323d6: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62923/ADM 53-62923-013_0.jpg)


22 April 1920

Ascension Island.

Lat -7.92, Long -14.42

6.05am: Landed recuperation party.

11.45am: Green Mountain party returned.

12.45pm: Landed Royal Marine detachment with Lewis gun.

8.0pm: Exercised night defence and burnt searchlight.


4caf8ba3cadfd341970323d7: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62923/ADM 53-62923-013_1.jpg)


23 April 1920

Ascension Island.

Lat -7.92, Long -14.42

Coaling from lighter, received 31 tons.


4caf8ba3cadfd341970323d8: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62923/ADM 53-62923-014_0.jpg)


24 April 1920

Ascension Island.

Lat -7.92, Long -14.42


4caf8ba3cadfd341970323d9: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62923/ADM 53-62923-014_1.jpg)


25 April 1920

Ascension Island.

Lat -7.92, Long -14.42

Hands unrigging coaling whips from cutter’s davits.


4caf8ba3cadfd341970323da: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62923/ADM 53-62923-015_0.jpg)


26 April 1920

Ascension Island.

Lat -7.92, Long -14.42

In am: Landed rifle range party.

In pm: Marines returned and seven krumen joined ship from island.


4caf8ba3cadfd341970323db: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62923/ADM 53-62923-015_1.jpg)


27 April 1920

Ascension Island.

Lat -7.92, Long -14.42

In am: Landed rifle range party.


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28 April 1920

Ascension Island.

Lat -7.92, Long -14.42

In am: Landed rifle range party.


4caf8ba3cadfd341970323dd: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62923/ADM 53-62923-016_1.jpg)


29 April 1920

Ascension Island.

Lat -7.92, Long -14.42

11.30am: Green Mountain party returned.


4caf8ba3cadfd341970323de: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62923/ADM 53-62923-017_0.jpg)


30 April 1920

Ascension Island.

Lat -7.92, Long -14.42


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LOGS FOR MAY 1920

(Ascension Island)


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Cover, Adm. 53/62924, signed Lt L King, navigating officer.

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Dated 6th June 1920, signed by Lt/Cdr CG Cruttwell, in command.

4caf8ba3cadfd341970323e8: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62924/ADM 53-62924-003_0.jpg)

Barometer, Aneroid, J Hicks AMO 2743-C

Air thermometer, AG Cossar & Sons, 2262.

Sea thermometer, N & Z, 10470.


4caf8ba3cadfd341970323e9: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62924/ADM 53-62924-003_1.jpg)


1 May 1920

Ascension Island.

Lat -7.92, Long -14.42

5.45pm: Two ocean-going tugs, HMS ST AUBIN and HMS ST BEES, arrived from Sierra Leone.


4caf8ba3cadfd341970323ea: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62924/ADM 53-62924-004_0.jpg)


2 May 1920

Ascension Island.

Lat -7.92, Long -14.42

9.30am: HMS’ ST AUBIN and ST BEES departed for the Cape.


4caf8ba3cadfd341970323eb: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62924/ADM 53-62924-004_1.jpg)


3 May 1920

Ascension Island.

Lat -7.92, Long -14.42

8.0am: Landed rifle range party (passing "A" course).


4caf8ba3cadfd341970323ec: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62924/ADM 53-62924-005_0.jpg)


4 May 1920

Ascension Island.

Lat -7.92, Long -14.42

8.0pm: Landed range party (Course "B" men) to be victualled ashore.


4caf8ba3cadfd341970323ed: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62924/ADM 53-62924-005_1.jpg)


5 May 1920

Ascension Island.

Lat -7.92, Long -14.42


4caf8ba3cadfd341970323ee: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62924/ADM 53-62924-006_0.jpg)


6 May 1920

Ascension Island.

Lat -7.92, Long -14.42

8.0am: Dressed ship overall.

Noon: Fired salute of 21 guns. (The tenth anniversary of King George Vth’s accession to the throne.)


4caf8ba3cadfd341970323ef: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62924/ADM 53-62924-006_1.jpg)


7 May 1920

Ascension Island.

Lat -7.92, Long -14.42


4caf8ba3cadfd341970323f0: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62924/ADM 53-62924-007_0.jpg)


8 May 1920

Ascension Island.

Lat -7.92, Long -14.42

8.40am:: Landed two hands for 'A' course on rifle range.

1.45pm: SS GARTH CASTLE arrived.

3.20pm: Three ratings joined ship, one ERA, one stoker PO and one ord. seaman.

10.40pm: GARTH CASTLE sailed.


4caf8ba3cadfd341970323f1: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62924/ADM 53-62924-007_1.jpg)


9 May 1920

Ascension Island.

Lat -7.92, Long -14.42


4caf8ba3cadfd341970323f2: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62924/ADM 53-62924-008_0.jpg)


10 May 1920

Ascension Island.

Lat -7.92, Long -14.42


4caf8ba3cadfd341970323f3: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62924/ADM 53-62924-008_1.jpg)


11 May 1920

Ascension Island.

Lat -7.92, Long -14.42


4caf8ba3cadfd341970323f4: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62924/ADM 53-62924-009_0.jpg)


12 May 1920

Ascension Island.

Lat -7.92, Long -14.42

3.0pm: Collier SS ANNE arrived.


4caf8ba3cadfd341970323f5: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62924/ADM 53-62924-009_1.jpg)


13 May 1920

Ascension Island.

Lat -7.92, Long -14.42

8.40am: Landed hospital party and libertymen to attend athletic sports ashore.


4caf8ba3cadfd341970323f6: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62924/ADM 53-62924-010_0.jpg)


14 May 1920

Ascension Island.

Lat -7.92, Long -14.42

5.55am: Weighed and proceed alongside collier. Hands employed getting out colliers 11" manilla and 16" grass in place of wire springs which had parted.

Lost overboard 10 coal bags.

3.40pm: Finished coaling, received 120 tons. Cast off and proceeded to anchorage.


4caf8ba3cadfd341970323f7: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62924/ADM 53-62924-010_1.jpg)


15 May 1920

Ascension Island.

Lat -7.92, Long -14.42

1.30pm: Landed libertymen and concert party.


4caf8ba3cadfd341970323f8: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62924/ADM 53-62924-011_0.jpg)


16 May 1920

Ascension Island.

Lat -7.92, Long -14.42


4caf8ba3cadfd341970323f9: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62924/ADM 53-62924-011_1.jpg)


17 May 1920

Ascension Island.

Lat -7.92, Long -14.42

6.0am: Green Mountain Party landed for week’s recuperation.

Landed hammocks for Green Mountain party.

Three hands aboard collier to replace their manilla.


4caf8ba3cadfd341970323fa: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62924/ADM 53-62924-012_0.jpg)


18 May 1920

Ascension Island.

Lat -7.92, Long -14.42


4caf8ba3cadfd341970323fb: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62924/ADM 53-62924-012_1.jpg)


19 May 1920

Ascension Island.

Lat -7.92, Long -14.42


4caf8ba3cadfd341970323fc: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62924/ADM 53-62924-013_0.jpg)


20 May 1920

Ascension Island.

Lat -7.92, Long -14.42


4caf8ba3cadfd341970323fd: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62924/ADM 53-62924-013_1.jpg)


21 May 1920

Ascension Island.

Lat -7.92, Long -14.42


4caf8ba3cadfd341970323fe: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62924/ADM 53-62924-014_0.jpg)


22 May 1920

Ascension Island.

Lat -7.92, Long -14.42


4caf8ba3cadfd341970323ff: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62924/ADM 53-62924-014_1.jpg)


23 May 1920

Ascension Island.

Lat -7.92, Long -14.42

Fishing party went away in skiff.

Football party landed.


4caf8ba3cadfd34197032400: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62924/ADM 53-62924-015_0.jpg)


24 May 1920

Ascension Island.

Lat -7.92, Long -14.42


4caf8ba3cadfd34197032401: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62924/ADM 53-62924-015_1.jpg)


25 May 1920

Ascension Island.

Lat -7.92, Long -14.42

11.30am: Green Mountain party returned on board.

4.45pm: Discharged one rating to hospital.


4caf8ba3cadfd34197032402: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62924/ADM 53-62924-016_0.jpg)


26 May 1920

Ascension Island.

Lat -7.92, Long -14.42

Dressed ship overall.

In am: Communication by boat with shore was impracticable on account of rollers.

Noon: Fired salute of 21 guns for the Queen's birthday.

In pm: Working party sent to bail out No 1 lighter.

4.30pm: Landed libertymen, the rollers being much better.


4caf8ba3cadfd34197032403: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62924/ADM 53-62924-016_1.jpg)


27 May 1920

Ascension Island.

Lat -7.92, Long -14.42

9.15am. Hands to small-arm drill. Marines to Lewis gun instruction.

Skiff's crew painting out their boat. Gunner’s party recharging saluting cylinders.


4caf8ba3cadfd34197032404: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62924/ADM 53-62924-017_0.jpg)


28 May 1920

Ascension Island.

Lat -7.92, Long -14.42


4caf8ba3cadfd34197032405: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62924/ADM 53-62924-017_1.jpg)


29 May 1920

Ascension Island.

Lat -7.92, Long -14.42


4caf8ba3cadfd34197032406: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62924/ADM 53-62924-018_0.jpg)


30 May 1920

Ascension Island.

Lat -7.92, Long -14.42


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31 May 1920

Ascension Island.

Lat -7.92, Long -14.42


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LOGS FOR JUNE 1920

(Ascension Island and Sierra Leone)


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Cover, Adm. 53/62925, signed by Lt L King, navigating officer.

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Dated 6th July 1920, signed by Lt/Cdr CG Cruttwell, in command.

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Barometer, Aneroid, J Hicks AMO 2743C until 9th June, then Mercurial, J Hicks, AMO 744.

Air thermometer, AG Cossar & Sons, 2262.

Sea thermometer, N & Z, 10470.


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1 June 1920

Ascension Island.

Lat -7.92, Long -14.42


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2 June 1920

Ascension Island.

Lat -7.92, Long -14.42


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3 June 1920

Ascension Island.

Lat -7.92, Long -14.42

8.0am: Dressed ship.

Noon: Fired 21 gun salute, it being His Majesty's birthday.


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4 June 1920

Ascension Island.

Lat -7.92, Long -14.42

Coaling from lighters, received 30 tons.


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5 June 1920

Ascension Island.

Lat -7.92, Long -14.42


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6 June 1920

Ascension Island.

Lat -7.92, Long -14.42


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7 June 1920

Ascension Island.

Lat -7.92, Long -14.42

Cutter’s crew away with coxswains of all boats for signal instruction. Training class to signal instruction.

Hands employed blacking down aloft.

Cutter away for maxim firing from boat.


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8 June 1920

Ascension Island.

Lat -7.92, Long -14.42

11.30am: SS CAWDOR CASTLE arrived. Discharged two bags of mail to same.

One W/T rating joined ship and two native soldiers joined for passage to Sierra Leone.

5.0pm: CAWDOR CASTLE sailed.


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9 June 1920

Ascension Island.

Lat -7.92, Long -14.42


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10 June 1920

Ascension Island.

Lat -7.92, Long -14.42

6.0am: Hands fall in for coaling. Sent party to