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Old 1st class Gunboat, Bramble-class

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:

The second line of each day’s entry is the noon position in decimal format. Other positions in the text are given in degrees and minutes. Where no noon position is recorded, a position has been calculated using other log information and the Journey Plotter program and these are marked [approx].

Some useful abbreviations.

AB: Able Seaman.
Act.: Acting.
A/c: Altered course.
AR: Aiming Rifle.
Art. Eng.: Artificer Engineer, a Warrant rank.
bg: Bearing.
BP: Battle Practice.
BS: Battle Squadron.
C: Cape, Cap, Cabo.
C-in-C: Commander in Chief.
C of E: Church of England.
Cdr: Commander.
CERA: Chief ERA.
CM: Court martial.
CPO: Chief Petty Officer.
CS: Cable Ship.
DMG: Distance Made Good.
DR: Dead Reckoning.
ER: Engine Room.
ERA: Engine Room Artificer.
FA: Fleet Auxiliary.
GOC: General Officer Commanding.
HBM: His Britannic Majesty.
HIJMS: His Imperial Japanese Majesty’s Ship.
HIMS: His Italian Majesty’s ship.
HMAS: HM Australian Ship.
HMHS: His Majesty’s Hospital Ship.
HMS: His Majesty’s Ship.
HMT: HM Transport.
HMW: HM Whaler.
Lat: Latitude.
Long: Longitude.
Ldg Sn: Leading Seaman.
Lt: Lieutenant, also Lighthouse.
Lt/Cdr: Lieutenant Commander.
LV: Light Vessel.
LVA: Leading Victualling Assistant.
(m): Magnetic (bearing).
Mid.: Midshipman.
(N) Navigating.
NOS: Naval Ordnance Store.
NRP: Navio da República Portuguesa.
NTO: Naval Transport Office.
OOG: Officer of the Guard.
Ord Sn: Ordinary Seaman/men.
Pay. or Paymr.: Paymaster.
Pdr: Pounder.
PO: Petty Officer.
Pos.: Position.
Pte: Private.
QD: Quarterdeck.
QF: Quick Firing.
QM: Quartermaster.
RA: Rear Admiral.
RC: Roman Catholic.
RF: Republique Français.
RFA: Royal Fleet Auxiliary.
RMLI: Royal Marine Light Infantry.
RN: Royal Navy.
RNAS: Royal Naval Air Service.
RNH: Royal Naval Hospital.
SA: Small Arms.
SBA: Sick Berth Attendant.
SBS: Sick Bay Steward.
S/Lt: Sub Lieutenant.
S/m: Submarine.
SMS: Seiner Majestät Schiff (a German warship).
SNO: Senior Naval Officer (on station or in company).
SS: Sight Setter (and also Screw Steamer).
TB(D): Torpedo Boat (Destroyer).
TC: Training class.
USS: United States Ship.
VA: Vice Admiral and also Victualling Assistant.
VCPO: Victualling Chief Petty Officer.
VPO: Victualling Petty Officer.
WIR: West Indian Regiment.
WT: Water Tight (doors).
W/T: Wireless Telegraphy.

The following sites have proved invaluable, providing the information and the hyperlinks on which we depend.
http://en.wikipedia.org, for people, places and things.
http://www.geographic.org, for places and maps.
https://www.clydeships.co.uk Clydebuilt ships.
http://www.tynebuiltships.co.uk for ships built on the Tyne.
http://www.teesbuiltships.co.uk for ships built on the Tees.
http://sunderlandships.com for ships from Sunderland yards.
http://historicalrfa.org for Royal Fleet Auxiliaries.
http://www.marhisdata.nl Dutch merchant ships
https://www.sjohistorie.no Norwegian ships
http://www.dreadnoughtproject.org, for officers and their ships.
http://navypedia.org for old warships.
http://gwulo.com for everything Hong Kong.
http://wlol.arlhs.com for lighthouses
http://www.lighthousedigest.com for lighthouses.
http://www.theshipslist.com for merchant fleet lists.
http://www.unithistories.com for RN officers.
http://freepages.rootsweb.com on naval gunnery.
https://jimmygreen.com, rigging.
http://remembersingapore.org, Singapore.

We owe a great debt to the volunteers who man these sites, often at their own expense. Thank you all. Man and Cheer Ship!

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 – 4 MARCH 1914 TO 4 AUGUST 1914



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: 33 ft.


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 Zambra, 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 on China Station

JP map Thistle China Station

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4 March 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

  7.30am: HIJMS Kasagi arrived flying VA flag. [Kasaki in log, corrected vide log of HMS Yarmouth.]

  8.10am: SMS Tiger proceeded.

  8.40am: USS Wilmington proceeded.

  9.00am: HM S/m C36 proceeded.

  9.25am: HM S/m C37 proceeded.

  9.30am: Ship paid off and re-commissioned.

11.59am: Kasagi saluted C-in-C [at this time VA THM Jerram], 15 guns.

  4.15pm: Kasagi saluted HE the Governor [at this time Sir Francis May], 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.

  3.00pm: 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: HM S/m C37 arrived.


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7 March 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

  9.50am: HMS Alacrity shifted to East side of dock.

10.55am: Discharged to RN hospital, one Ldg Sn and one Pte RMLI.

  3.30pm: SMS 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 [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: HIJMS 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

  8.00am: HIJMS 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.

  4.00pm: 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

  8.00am: Hands drawing Gunner’s, Engineer’s and Carpenter’s stores from dockyard.

  9.30am: HMS’ Welland, Kennet and Fame sailed

10.00am: HMS Rosario shifted to basin.

12.30pm: Welland, Kennet, Fame and HM 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

11.00am: HMS Merlin 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

  9.00am: 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.

10.00am: Chinese Hai Yung left.

10.10am: HIJMS 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 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: HM Submarine C36 arrived.

  3.00pm: 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: HM S/m C36 left.

  9.50am: HMS Kennet proceeded.

12.30pm: HMS Ribble and HM S/m C38 arrived.


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20 March 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

  1.15pm: 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: Italian 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

11.00am: 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.

  2.00pm: Hai Chi proceeded.


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23 March 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

  7.00am: USS Callao sailed.

  9.05am: HMS’ Welland, Jed, Chelmer, Usk, and Kennet proceeded.

10.10am: HMS Minotaur proceeded.

11.35am: HM S/ms C36, C37 and C38 proceeded.

12.05pm: HMS’ Rosario and Fame proceeded.

12.15pm: Two torpedo boats left.

  1.00pm: Slipped and proceeded, six tugs took station astern.

  1.45pm: Passed through Lye Mun Pass [Eastern entrance to the harbour].

  2.55pm: Anchored in Tai Tam Bay. Launches made fast alongside.

  3.50pm: Launches cast off. Weighed and proceeded for Hong Kong harbour.

  4.40pm: Stopped and communicated with Atlas [Rover-class tug, 1909, 620 tons.] Proceeded to examination anchorage.

  5.15pm: Exercised clear for action.

  5.30pm: Anchored.

  8.20pm: Weighed and proceeded.

10.20pm: Anchored in Tai Tam Bay.


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24 March 1914

Taitam Bay on manoeuvres.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.1 [approx]

  6.40am: Weighed and proceeded.

  7.30pm: Communicated with Atlas and proceeded to examination anchorage [off Junk I., aka Fat Tong Chau]

  7.45am: Anchored.

  8.55am: Weighed and proceeded for Western entrance of Hong Kong harbour.

11.15am: Communicated with C.409 [possibly a launch].

11.40am: Anchored in examination anchorage [North of Green I.].

  1.35pm: Weighed and proceeded.

  1.55pm: Set and then furled fore and aft sail.

  3.25pm: Communicated with Atlas, returned to examination anchorage [off Junk I.] and anchored.

  4.40pm: Set and furled fore and aft sail. Exercised general quarters and night defence stations.

  8.20pm: Weighed and proceeded.

  9.27pm: Anchored in Tai Tam bay.


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25 March 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.24, Long 114.23

  6.45am: Weighed and proceeded for Eastern entrance.

  8.00am: Anchored off Junk I.

  9.30am: Weighed and proceeded to round Waglan Lt.

10.18am: Waglan bg N, 1 mile.

11.00am: Communicated with Atlas.

11.15am: Slow in fog.

     Noon: Anchored in Tai Tam Bay. Housed topgallant masts [ie, lowered them to rest the butt on the deck and secured them].

  1.30pm: Exercised setting, furling, unbending and stowing fore and aft sails.

  3.55pm: Fid topgallant masts [ie, restore them to their position and secure them in place. Thistle has three part masts like a sailing ship].

  4.50pm: Weighed and proceeded.

  6.15pm: Secured to 5a buoy in Hong Kong 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.

11.00am: HMS’ Usk, Welland and three submarines [C36, C37 and C38, from other logs] arrived.

  2.00pm: HMS Colne proceeded.

  3.30pm: Commenced coaling from lighters.

  4.00pm: HMS Rosario arrived.

  6.45pm: Finished coaling, 50 tons.


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27 March 1914

Hong Kong to Canton.

Lat 22.41, Long 113.89

10.00am: Embarked pilot, slipped and proceeded.

  2.00pm: Passed Sampan chan and French gunboat Argus.

  3.15pm: Passed Blake Pt Lt [now Nizhou tou].

  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. HIJMS Saga and French gunboat Vigilante in harbour.


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28 March 1914

Canton [now Guangzhou]

Lat 23.106, Long 113.3

10.45am: French Argus arrived.


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29 March 1914

Canton

Lat 23.106, 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 23.106, Long 113.3

  6.30am: HIJMS Saga proceeded.

  9.35am: Exercised out stream anchor, out both kedges, out small kedge and fire engine by watches.


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31 March 1914

Canton

Lat 23.106, Long 113.3

  9.30am: Exercised out bower anchor and away all boats, crews pulling. Stokers at physical drill.

  5.20pm: Class exercised at spring bayonet fighting.



LOGS FOR APRIL 1914

[Canton and Hong Kong]


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1 April 1914

Canton

Lat 23.106, Long 113.3

  A typical harbour day for a newish crew.

  6.30am: Hands clean ship.

  9.15am: Divisions. Prayers.

  9.30am: Exercised emergency landing party*. Hands onboard employed as requisite.

11.30am: Landing party returned.

  1.15pm: Paid monthly money. Hands scrubbing canvas gear and cleaning water bottles. Boys and Ords at rifle drill.

  3.15pm: USS Callao arrived.

  4.00pm: Evening quarters. Leave till 9.30pm.

  Sick list: 1.

Weather: SE breezes f 2-3, mostly overcast, temperatures in the 70ºs F.

  *A key skill for China gunboats was the ability to put an armed party ashore at short notice, to “quell disturbances”.


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2 April 1914

Canton

Lat 23.106, Long 113.3

  9.30am: Exercised “abandon ship”, “general quarters”, “out field gun” and “man and arm cutter”.

  1.30pm: GLs and SSs* at deflection teacher, Boys and Ords at rifle drill.

  *Gunlayers and Sightsetters.


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3 April 1914

Canton

Lat 23.106, Long 113.3

  9.15am: Surgeon held medical lecture.

12.10pm: HMS Robin arrived.

  2.40pm: HMS Sandpiper arrived.


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4 April 1914

Canton

Lat 23.106, Long 113.3

11.20am: Vigilante proceeded up river.

12.45pm: HMS Sandpiper proceeded up river.

  1.30pm: 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 23.106, Long 113.3

  Sunday routine.

  1.00pm: HMS Robin left.


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6 April 1914

Canton

Lat 23.106, Long 113.3

  9.30am: Exercised emergency landing party. Remainder on board exercised general quarters.


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7 April 1914

Canton

Lat 23.106, Long 113.3

10.50am: Exercised landing party ashore.

  3.15pm: HMS Sandpiper left downriver.


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8 April 1914

Canton

Lat 23.106, Long 113.3

  Hands variously employed. Boys and Ords at SA drill.


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9 April 1914

Canton

Lat 23.106, Long 113.3

  Hands working rigging bottle screws, turning out the Gunner’s and Boatswain’s stores and cleaning magazines.


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10 April 1914

Canton

Lat 23.106, Long 113.3

  Sunday routine for Good Friday.


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11 April 1914

Canton

Lat 23.106, Long 113.3

  Painting boats and cleaning.


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12 April 1914

Canton

Lat 23.106, Long 113.3

  Sunday routine.

  9.30am: Mustered by the ledger*.

  * The entire ship’s company is drawn up on deck and each hand in turn steps up, salutes the Captain and states his rating, qualifications and good conduct badges. The muster roll and ship’s disciplinary record are checked and the man salutes again and returns to his division. The main purpose of this is to allow the Captain to put a name to the face, as even in a small ship there will be some hands he never sees in the normal run of things.


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13 April 1914

Canton

Lat 23.106, Long 113.3

  7.10am: 12 pdr gun crews at loader.

  9.15am: 4” gun crews at loader. Remainder rigging deflection teacher and cleaning out cutter.


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14 April 1914

Canton

Lat 23.106, Long 113.3

  Exercise collision and fire stations. Exercised emergency landing party. Gun crews at loader.

  1.30pm: Issued quinine to ship’s company.


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15 April 1914

Canton

Lat 23.106, Long 113.3

  7.15am: USS Callao arrived.

  9.40am: Exercised general quarters and away all boats under oars.

  6.30pm: HMS Moorhen arrived and one Ldg Sn joined from her.


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16 April 1914

Canton

Lat 23.106, Long 113.3

  9.15am: Gun crews at loader, remainder painting store rooms, turning boats’ falls and scrubbing small gear.


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17 April 1914

Canton

Lat 23.106, Long 113.3

  9.25am: HMS Moorhen proceeded.


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18 April 1914

Canton to Hong Kong

Lat 22.49, Long 113.84

  6.10am: Slipped and proceeded downriver.

  1.40pm: Kap Sing Mun Lt bg NE, 2 cables.

  1.45pm: Passed Chao Ho flying RA flag.

  2.25pm: Secured to No 9 buoy, Hong Kong 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 22.31, Long 114.1 [approx]

11.30am: Slipped and proceeded upriver.

  3.45pm: Passed Hai Chi at anchor.

  4.00pm: Passed Chain Rk Lt.

  6.10pm: Anchored one mile above Junk Rock.


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20 April 1914

Canton

Lat 23.106, Long 113.3

  6.00am: Weighed and proceeded for Canton.

  7.30am: Secured to Admiralty buoys off Shameen [now Shamian I.].


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21 April 1914

Canton

Lat 23.106, 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 23.106, 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 modelled on the Bramble class!]


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23 April 1914

Canton

Lat 23.106, Long 113.3

  7.20am: Prepared for battle.

  9.15am: Exercised preparing for war and general quarters.

  4.10pm: SMS Tsingtau arrived.

  8.00pm: HMS Robin left.


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24 April 1914

Canton

Lat 23.106, Long 113.3

  9.00am: Muster bags and bedding.


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25 April 1914

Canton

Lat 23.106, Long 113.3

  8.45am: Aired night clothing [not pyjamas, but the old sweaters and trousers that the men wear off duty in the evening and which are inclined to become sordid if stuffed into lockers for weeks on end].


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26 April 1914

Canton

Lat 23.106, Long 113.3

  Sunday routine.


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27 April 1914

Canton

Lat 23.106, Long 113.3

  9.15am: Exercised “clear for action” (2), “out bower anchor”, “out stream anchor, fire engine and kedge” by watches and “away all boats, crews pulling”.


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28 April 1914

Canton and down river

Lat 23.106, Long 113.3

  9.20am: Exercised emergency landing party.

  5.25pm: Slipped and proceeded downriver.

  7.00pm: Anchored about ½ mile above Junk Rock.

  Exercised night defence stations and night quarters.


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29 April 1914

Canton

Lat 23.106, 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.

  8.45am: One rating joined from RNH.


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30 April 1914

Canton to Hong Kong

Lat 23.106, Long 113.3

12.30pm: Slipped and proceeded for Hong Kong.

  7.45pm: Made fast to 5a buoy in Hong Kong 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.

  5.45am: Prepare for coaling.

  6.45am: Hands clean into coaling rig.

10.15am: Commenced coaling.

11.00am: One Ldg Sn, one Boy and one Chinese Stoker discharged to hospital.

11.30am: HM TB 038 arrived.

12.15pm: French gunboat Argus arrived.

  1.30pm: Finished coaling.

  1.48pm: HMS Rosario with HM S/ms C36 and C37 arrived.

  2.10pm: Clean ship.

  5.15pm: Payed monthly money.

  5.30pm: Leave to watch until 6.30am, POs till 7.00am.

  Sick list: 2.

Weather: Various breezes up to f 3, overcast with rain for most of the day, 74º to 80º F.


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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 22.29, Long 114.17

11.00am: Lieutenant (N) discharged to hospital.

  5.00pm: 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]

Lat 23.3, Long 116.8 [approx]

  2.50am: Chilang Pt [now Zhelang Yan] abeam.

12.20pm: Courses and speeds to enter harbour.

  1.55pm: Moored in Swatow harbour.


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6 May 1914

Swatow

Lat 23.35, Long 116.7

  8.00am: Dressed ship [for Accession Day].

  Hands employed as requisite.


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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

  9.30am: Exercised general quarters and general fire stations.


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9 May 1914

Swatow

Lat 23.35, Long 116.7

  Clean ship etc.


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10 May 1914

Swatow

Lat 23.35, Long 116.7

  Sunday routine.

10.20am: Chinese transport left harbour.


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11 May 1914

Swatow and at sea

Lat 23.3, Long 116.8 [approx]

10.50am: Read warrant No 1.

11.00am: Proceeded out of harbour, courses SW’ly.

  3.25pm: Breaker Pt [now Shibeishan Jiao] 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.

  2.00pm: Lt/Cdr Page and AE Farrar discharged to hospital.


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13 May 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

  8.00pm: Japanese gunboat Uji arrived.


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14 May 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

  7.00am: American transport Abarenda and USS Callao left.

  8.10am: HM Submarines C36 and C37 and HMS Rosario went into dock.

10.00am: One Stoker discharged to hospital.


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15 May 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

  9.30am: Coaling, received 50 tons.

  3.00pm: One Stoker left as prisoner for HMS Triumph.


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16 May 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

  Hands employed as requisite.


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17 May 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

  Hands employed as requisite.


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18 May 1914

Hong Kong and at sea towards Hoi Hau

Lat 21.95, Long 114.09

  9.00am: Slipped and proceeded.

  9.30am: Green I. abeam, 2 cables.

  1.15pm: Gap Rock [Wenwei Zhou] bg S35W, 1 mile, a/c S56W.

  6.40pm: Patent log carried away, lost governor, line and propellor.


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19 May 1914

At sea to Hoi Hau Bay.

Lat 20.3, Long 111.57

  6.15am: Commenced sounding.

  2.20pm: A/c S33W.

  4.15pm: A/c N70W.

  8.00pm: Anchored in Hoi Hau [now Haikou Bay].


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20 May 1914

Hoi Hau

Lat 20.04, Long 110.26

  Training classes, drills etc.


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21 May 1914

Hoi Hau and at sea towards Pakhoi

Lat 20.04, Long 110.26

  6.20pm: British Consul Mr Major came aboard.

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

  9.40pm: A/c N60W.

10.20pm: A/c N43W.


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22 May 1914

At sea to Pakhoi [now Beihai]

Lat 21.53, Long 109.07

  8.47am: Anchored off Pakhoi.


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23 May 1914

Pakhoi

Lat 21.53, Long 109.07

  7.40am: Chinese gunboat Kwong Kam sailed.


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24 May 1914

Pakhoi

Lat 21.53, Long 109.07

  1.15pm: Kwong Kam arrived.


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25 May 1914

Pakhoi and at sea.

Lat 21.53, Long 109.07

  4.00pm: 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 20.23, Long 110.58 [approx]

  6.50am: Anchored in Hoi-Hau Bay, dressed ship [Queen Mary’s birthday], British consul left.

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


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27 May 1914

At sea to Hong Kong

Lat 21.78, Long 113.6

  1.45pm: Gap Rock Lt abeam.

  4.51pm: Green I. abeam.

  5.20pm: Secured to 5a buoy in Hong Kong harbour.


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28 May 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

  8.00am: HMS Robin left.

  8.15am: USS Wilmington proceeded.

10.20am: Discharged one Marine to hospital.

  9.15am: Commenced coaling.

  2.00pm: Struck topmasts.

  2.10pm: Captain Page rejoined ship from hospital.

  2.55pm: Two ratings joined from hospital.

  3.30pm: Finished with coal, 120 tons.

  4.00pm: Ammunitioned ship.

  6.30pm: One Signal rating joined for passage.


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29 May 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

  1.40pm: 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.

10.50am: Shifted to No 4 buoy to swing ship for compass adjustments.

  5.50pm: Returned to 5a.


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31 May 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

  Sunday routine.

  6.00am: Hands sending up masts.

  6.50pm: 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: Prepare for sea.

  7.10am: Went alongside wall in basin.

  9.15am: Spread awnings etc. Hands employed as requisite.

  2.00pm: Hands painting ship.

  2.30pm: Japanese gunboat Uji arrived and saluted.

  6.00pm: Leave to starboard watch and part of port watch till 6.30am.

  Sick list: 1.

Weather: Calm at first with NW breezes f 2-3 during the day, dying away by midnight. Dry, some cloud, 77º to 82º F.


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2 June 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

  6.00am: Landed marines.

  7.00am: Marines returned.

  1.15pm: Paid monthly money.


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3 June 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

  8.00am: Dressed ship, masthead flags.

  9.10am: Discharged one Boy to hospital.

     Noon: HMS Triumph fired a Royal salute [for the 49th birthday of HM King George V, a career naval officer in earlier life, who 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.

  2.15pm: Clean boats, replace guns, replaced topgallant masts.


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5 June 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

  8.45am: Landed parties to draw stores from the hospital and Carpenter’s stores.

  1.30pm: Read warrant No 2.

  2.45pm: HMS Britomart arrived.


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6 June 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

  7.25am: HMS Britomart secured in basin.

  9.05am: HMS Sandpiper secured in basin.

11.30am: One Ldg Sn discharged to hospital.

     Noon: Read warrant No 3.

  1.30pm: Make and mend.


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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.

  4.30pm: Mr Norman, Gunner, joined from HMS Rosario.

  9.10pm: Landed fire party, 17 hands with one S/Lt.

10.10pm: Fire party returned.


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9 June 1914

Hong Kong and at sea towards Wusung

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

  8.30am: Commenced basin trial.

10.15am: Slipped and proceeded for trials..

11.40am: Returned and secured to 5a buoy.

12.25pm: Coal lighter alongside, received 25 tons.

  1.30pm: Hands struck main topmast and topgallant masts.

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

  4.55pm: Slipped and proceeded.

  5.53pm: Langtong Pt [Lam Tong Mei Pt] abeam.

  6.00pm: A/c N74E.

  6.12pm: Waglan Lt bg S27W.

11.15pm: Chilang Lt bg N62E.


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10 June 1914

At sea

Lat 23.31, Long 117.47

00.42am: Chilang Lt bg N31E.

  5.50am: Breaker Pt Lt bg N12E, 5.5 miles.

10.55am: High Lammock [Lamock I.] Lt bg NNW.

  1.30pm: Brothers Is abeam, 2 miles.

  8.30pm: Dodd I. [now Beiding Dao] Lt bg N48W, a/c N53E.

11.55pm: Ockseu I. Lt [now Wuqiu Yu] bg N32E.


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11 June 1914

At sea

Lat 26.17, Long 120.39

00.57am: Ockseu Lt bg N12E.

  1.52am: Same bg N37W, a/c N49E.

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

  1.45pm: Tung Yung Lt [on Dongyin I.] bg N88W, a/c N32E.


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12 June 1914

At sea

Lat 29.14, Long 122.42

  9.15am: Hands turning out and restowing sail room.

  4.28pm: Tongting I. [aka Dongtingshan] abeam.

  7.20pm: Bonham I. bg N22W, a/c N10W.

  8.35pm: Elgar I. Lt [now Xiasanxing Shan] abeam, a/c N34W.

10.20pm: Button I. Lt abeam, 0.5 miles.


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13 June 1914

At sea to Wusung River and Shanghai

Lat 31.245, Long 121.5.

  1.10am: Tungsha LV bg N48W.

  1.15am: Fairway Bell buoy abeam.

  4.20am: Quarantine lower light buoy abeam, 1 cable.

  4.30am: Anchored off Wusung.

  7.10am: Weighed and proceeded to Shanghai.

  9.10am: Arrived and moored abreast of Wayside Wharf.

  2.00pm: One rating discharged to HMS Clio.

  4.10pm: Coaling from lighters, received 80 tons.


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14 June 1914

Shanghai

Lat 31.245, 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 for Wei-hai-wei

Lat 31.49, Long 121.67

  9.05am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.21am: Wusung Outer bar Lt abeam, a/c N60E.

11.05am: West Spit buoy abeam, a/c N60E.

11.27am: First Crossing Lt buoy abeam, a/N75E.

11.40am: East Entrance buoy abeam, a/c S66E.

[Vessels leaving the Wusung River to go up the coast go North about the island in mid-stream.]

12.07pm: Passed Middle I. Lt buoy, Drinkwater Pt LV and Drinkwater Pt Lt buoy.

  3.00pm: Shaweishan I. Lt abeam, 3 miles.

  3.55pm: A/c N10E. [Mist and rain, turning to fog later.]

11.15pm: Reduced to 150 revs [fog].


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16 June 1914

At sea.

Lat 34.62, Long 122.69

  Course N7E, 10 knots all day.

11.55pm: Shitan Lt bg N7W, 12 miles, a/c N30E.


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17 June 1914

At sea to Wei-hai-wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.17

  3.30am: Shantung Lt bg N22W.

  4.30am: Watch clearing away main rigging. Replaced maintop and topgallant masts. Crossed fore yard.

10.45am: Anchored, Wei-hai-wei harbour.

11.00am: Discharged one Officer [Lt/Cdr H Boyes, vide log of Minotaur] and three ratings to HMS Minotaur. One rating discharged to HMS Usk, one to HMS Jed, one to HMS Newcastle and two to HMS Hampshire.


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18 June 1914

Wei-hai-wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.17

  7.10am: HMS’ Newcastle out.

  9.00am: Jed, Ribble, Colne and Usk proceeded.

11.00am: Flotilla arrived.

  1.30pm: 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 122.17

  7.45am: HMS Ribble out.

  8.50am: HMS Minotaur out.

  9.00am: HMS Yarmouth in.

     Noon: Minotaur returned.

12.50pm: HMS Usk in.

  1.45pm: HMS Newcastle in.

  4.15pm: Read warrant No 4.

  4.30pm: Discharged CM prisoner to Minotaur.


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20 June 1914

Wei-hai-wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.17

  Saturday.

  8.45am: Aired night clothing, Cooks clean messdeck, remainder scrub upper deck. Clean guns and spread the QD awning.

  1.30pm: Hands to make and mend.

  4.30pm: 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 122.17

  Sunday routine.

  7.45am: Three cutter’s crew and three whaler’s crew cleaning boats.

  9.00am: C of Es to church on HMS Hampshire, Wesleyans and Presbyterians landed.


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22 June 1914

Wei-hai-wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.17

  7.00am: HMS’ Minotaur and Newcastle left.

  8.00am: Dressed ship overall.

  9.30am: Exercised fire and collision stations. Port watch out small kedge, starboard watch out fire engine.

     Noon: Ships in harbour fired 21 gun salute [Coronation Day].

  This page signed By Captain EB Kiddle, Flag Captain.

  Inspected 23rd June 1914.


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23 June 1914

Wei-hai-wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.17

  6.20am: HMS Bramble went alongside pier.

  7.30am: HMS’ Newcastle and Ribble left.

  9.15am: Flag Captain arrived onboard for inspection. Mustered by the ledger. Exercised clear for action, general quarters, fire and collision stations, emergency landing party.

11.45am: Flag Captain left.

     Noon: 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.

  5.00pm: 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 122.17

  9.15am: Inspection of Marines and ER dept.

  Noted: Mr Rodd, Gunner. Neglect of duty as officer of quarters and losing a tompion, signed John Rodd.

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


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25 June 1914

Wei-hai-wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.17

  Hands variously employed.


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26 June 1914

Wei-hai-wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.17

  1.00am: 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 122.17

  8.50am: Divisions with night clothing.

  1.10pm: Make and mend.


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28 June 1914

Wei-hai-wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.17

  8.55am: C-of-Es to HMS Newcastle. RCs and Non-Conformists landed.


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29 June 1914

Wei-hai-wei and off Chiming I. [Jiming Dao]

Lat 37.46, Long 122.48

  6.00am: 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.

  5.00pm: 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 Wei-hai-wei

Lat 37.46, Long 122.48

  9.00am: Weighed and proceeded to firing practice.

11.30am: Ceased firing.

  2.00pm: 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 ditto 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 122.17

  2.00am: Lit fires in steam cutter.

  5.30am: Hands clean ship.

  5.40am: HMS Bramble left.

  8.40am: Hoisted all boats.

  9.15am: Hands employed refitting, cleaning, painting etc.

12.35pm: Bramble returned.

12.45pm: Paid monthly money.

  1.20pm: Target party landed to draw targets and spare gear.

  5.00pm: Dockyard party returned.

Weather: SW winds f 4-5 in the am, NE 4 in the pm, dying down to calm by midnight. Overcast with rain in the afternoon, temperatures 69º to 78º F.


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2 July 1914

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

Lat 37.48, Long 122.45 [approx]

  7.00am: Weighed and proceeded out of harbour for Gunlayers’ tests from Eastern entrance.

  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 tug Hesper*.

  5.15pm: Bramble ceased fire.

  6.55pm: Shifted targets to Hesper.

  7.00pm: Made fast to buoy in harbour.

  * Water tanker, Minx class, 1901, 390 grt.


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3 July 1914

Wei-hai-wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.17

  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 122.17

  7.10pm: HMS Newcastle out.


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5 July 1914

Wei-hai-wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.17

  7.10am: Lt Griffith rejoined.

  4.30pm: 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 37.48, Long 122.34 [approx; position in log clear error]

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

  7.20am: Moored target.

  9.30am: Carried out 1” aiming practice*.

10.00am: Rove main topgallant mast rope.

11.59am: Stopped near target.

  1.30pm: 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.

10.00pm: Anchored.

  *Gunnery practice is often carried out with a barrel attached to the gun that fires a 1” calibre round. This saves using expensive full calibre shells and also saves wear on the barrel of the gun, as the cordite propellant in use at that time was very corrosive. Smaller guns used an aiming rifle with a calibre of .303.


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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 37.48, Long 122.34 [approx; position in log clear error]

  8.45am: Weighed and proceeded for practice with 4” and 12 pdr 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 122.17

  9.15am: Hands preparing ship for battle.

10.30am: Discharged one Cook’s Mate and one Stoker to RNH.

  1.15pm: 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 37.5, Long 122.17

  8.30am: Slipped and proceeded out of harbour.

10.35am: Battle practice.

11.30am: Made fast to B buoy.

  1.15pm: 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.

10.00pm: 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 122.17

  9.15am: Read warrant No 6.

  9.30am: Struck fore topgallant mast and prepared for sea.

11.30am: Discharged one rating to RNH.

  1.15pm: Sent up fore topgallant and main topmasts.


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11 July 1914

Wei-hai-wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.17

  4.00am: HMS Bramble out.


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12 July 1914

Wei-hai-wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.17

  Sunday routine.

  6.10pm: Hands to bathe.


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13 July 1914

Wei-hai-wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.17

  6.00am: Landed SA company and dismounted 12 pdr guns for cleaning and scraping.


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14 July 1914

Wei-hai-wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.17

  Cleaning, red leading and painting.


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15 July 1914

Wei-hai-wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.17

  5.30am: Landed SA company.

  9.30am: Cleaning, scraping and painting.


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16 July 1914

Wei-hai-wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.17

  5.30am: Marines landed for drill.

  9.15am: Cleaning, painting and remounting 12 pdrs.


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17 July 1914

Wei-hai-wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.17

  6.00am: SA party landed for drill.

  9.30am: Cleaning, holystoning upper deck.

  8.30pm: Exercised night defence stations.


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18 July 1914

Wei-hai-wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.17

  Saturday routine. Make and mend in pm.


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19 July 1914

Wei-hai-wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.17

  Sunday routine.


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20 July 1914

Wei-hai-wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.17

  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 122.17

  Cleaning, scraping and painting.


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22 July 1914

Wei-hai-wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.17

  9.20am: Gun drills.

  4.00pm: Slipped and proceeded full speed to wreck of SS Chang Riong of Fusan. Course for Alceste I.

  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

Alceste I. and Wei-hai-wei

Lat 37.44, Long 122.67

  9.00am: 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 122.17

  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 122.17

  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

Wei-hai-wei and at sea

Lat 37.5, Long 122.17

  6.45am: Weighed and proceeded for harbour.

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

  9.15am: 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 and Wei-hai-wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.17

  5.45am: Weighed and proceeded for harbour.

  7.07am: Anchored, landed range party.

  8.15am: HMS’ Yarmouth, Minotaur, Hampshire and destroyers sailed.

10.00am: 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 122.17

  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.

10.30pm: Range party returned with rifles, ammunition and gear.


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29 July 1914

Wei-hai-wei and at sea towards Shanghai

Lat 37.5, Long 122.26

  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.

12.20pm: Course N31E.

  1.25pm: A/c N81E.

  3.00pm: A/c S45E.

  5.00pm: A/c S4W.

  8.00pm: A/c S12W.


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30 July 1914

At sea

Lat 34.4, Long 122.97

  8.00am: Commenced war routine. Course S12W all day.

  7.00pm: Watch to night defence stations.


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31 July 1914

At sea to Shanghai

Lat 31.42, Long 122.25 [approx; log position clearly incorrect]

10.30am: Shaweishan bg S25W, a/c S22W.

     Noon: Courses for Northern entrance.

  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 31.245, Long 121.5

  1.35am: Coaling.

  6.00am: Swayed up main topmast.

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

  3.45pm: Passed Tungsha LV.

  4.50pm: Fairway Bell Buoy NNE, ½ mile. Course S34E.

  6.00pm: Gutzlaff I. abeam, 5.5 miles.

  7.45pm: Bonham Lt abeam N60E 1 mile.

  8.50pm: Elgar Lt abeam bg SW, 3.5 miles, a/c S1E.

10.30pm: Steep I. Lt [Xiaogui Shan] abeam, bg WNW, 1 mile, a/c S5W.

11.45pm: A/c S22W.


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2 August 1914

At sea

Lat 28.31, Long 121.68

00.40am: Tong Ting Lt abeam, WNW, 1 mile.

  2.45am: A/c S34W.

  7.11am: Heishan I. abeam SEbyE, 5.5 miles.

10.00am: Courses as requisite for inshore passage.

  4.00pm: Flask I. abeam SE, 1 mile.

  9.30pm: Incog Lt bg S50W.

11.00pm: Same abeam SE, 1 mile.


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3 August 1914

At sea

Lat 25.24, Long 119.41

  1.43am: Spider I. Lt S38W.

  8.00am: Entered Haitan Strait.

11.00am: White I. N, 0.5 miles.

  4.50pm: Sighted HMS Minotaur on the port beam.

  7.30pm: Chapel I. [now Dongding Dao] Lt bg S60W.

  9.38pm: Chapel Lt abeam, N46W, 6 miles.


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4 August 1914

At sea

Lat 22.55, Long 115.8 [approx]

2.50am: Lammocks Lt bg S70W.

4.30am: Lammocks Lt abeam N46W, 11 miles, a/c S72W.

8.00am: Sighted HMS Yarmouth on port quarter.

  There is no further entry for this day. Thistle arrived in Hong Kong harbour at 11.20pm [vide log of HMS Tamar] and I believe that she [along with other gunboats] was stripped of her crew to get HMS Triumph to sea. Note that the official signal confirming the outbreak of war was not received until 7.50pm on the following day.


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

[It is probable that Thistle was laid up during this period]



THE VOYAGES OF HMS THISTLE
Voyage from China to East Africa

JP map Thistle China to East Africa

LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1915

[Hong Kong, Tourane Bay and Kamrahn Bay]


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

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Dated November 1915 and signed by Lt/Cdr Hector Boyes.


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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.


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12 September 1915

Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

  9.00am: Commissioned HMS Thistle.

  9.15am: Hands taking in ammunition and provisions.

  6.00pm: Leave to starboard watch and fore part of port till 6.00am.

  6.15pm: Exercised fire stations.


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13 September 1915

Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

  6.00am: Hands taking on ammunition.


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14 September 1915

Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.17

  6.00am: Hands stowing gear in sailroom.

  7.15am: Dockyard working party onboard.

  1.15pm: Struck topmasts.

  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

  3.00pm: Left Camber to undergo trial.

  5.25pm: Made fast to No 8 buoy.

  6.30pm: Slipped and proceeded.

  8.00pm: 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, and the three are leaving the China station to go to war.]


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16 September 1915

At sea towards Singapore

Lat 20.42, Long 112.97 DR

  2.16am: Gap Rock Lt bg N53W, 6 miles.

  6.20am: Hands employed cleaning ship and rigging windsails [canvas above hatchways to deflect cooling air into the ship].

  8.00am: Pos. 21º 04’N, 113º 29’E.

     Noon: Course and DMG: S37W, 143 miles.

12.35pm: A/c S33W.

  8.00pm: Pos. 19º 25.5’N, 112º 16’E.


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17 September 1915

At sea

Lat 18.2, Long 111.4

  7.41am: Boiler tube burst.

     Noon: Course and DMG: various, 160 miles.

  5.00pm: 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 17.59, Long 109.15

  6.20am: Hands cleaning boiler room bilges.

  7.00am: Hands reeling up hawsers and cleaning ship.

  8.00am: Pos. 17º 44’N, 109º 40’E.

10.05am: A/c S47W.

12.15pm: A/c S42W.

  8.00pm: Pos. 17º 01’N, 108º 48’E.


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19 September 1915

At sea to Tourane Bay, Vietnam

Lat 16.12, Long 108.17

  4.15am: Sighted Tien Sha Lt S50W.

  8.38am: Anchored, Tourane bay.


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20 September 1915

Tourane Bay

Lat 16.12, Long 108.17

  7.45am: Water boat alongside.


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21 September 1915

Tourane Bay and at sea towards Singapore

Lat 16.12, Long 108.17

  9.30am: Exercised clear for action and general quarters.

  3.45pm: Weighed and proceeded to sea.

  5.11pm: Course S75E.

  7.15pm: Kulao Cham [now Cu Lao Cham] abeam, S35W.

  9.45pm: A/c S65W and increased to 10.5 knots to pick up station.

10.03pm: A/c S55E.

11.47pm: Kulao Rai [Cu Lao Re] 4 points on starboard bow.


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22 September 1915

At sea [courses down the East coast of Vietnam]

Lat 13.81, Long 109.51

  1.11am: Kulao Rai Lt bg S62W, a/c S9E.

  8.00am: Pos. 14º 28N, 109º 24E.

     Noon: Course and DMG: various, 180 miles.

  1.55pm: A/c S1E.

  4.58pm: Cap Varella bg S89W, 6.5 miles.

  7.25pm: A/c S5W.

  8.00pm: Pos. 12º 16N, 109º 33E.

11.05pm: A/c S12W.

11.51pm: Cap Padaran bg S60W, a/c S17W.


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23 September 1915

At sea

Lat 10.51, Long 109.33 DR

  1.30am: C Padaran abeam N73W, 16.5 miles.

  4.30am: Altered course to close HMS Bramble.

  6.20am: A/c S6W.

  6.45am: Pulau Cecir de Mer bg S59W, course S9W.

  8.00am: Pos. 10º 34’N, 109º 17’E.

  8.45am: Engines stopped [breakdown].

  9.30am: Preparing for towing.

11.00am: In tow [of HMS Bramble and putting back to Kamrahn Bay], a/c N½W.

     Noon: Course and DMG: various, 195 miles.

  8.00pm: Pos. 11º 20’N, 109º 15’E.

  8.50pm: Cap Padaran abeam S75W 14 miles.


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24 September 1915

At sea to Kamrahn Bay [Vung Cam Ranh]

Lat 11.88, Long 109.17

00.54am: A/c N5E, Cap Varella abeam, 7 cables.

  1.20am: Hauled in port towrope.

  1.29am: Steering gear jammed.

  2.00am: Proceeded with one tow line.

  3.45am: Anchored in Kamrahn Bay [then a French Naval base].

  9.45am: Watering ship.

  3.20pm: Coal alongside.


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25 September 1915

Kamrahn Bay

Lat 11.88, Long 109.17

  6.25am: Coaling ship, 47.8 tons.

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

  We can assume that artisans from the dockyard are at work, but the log has no details. Already 15 years old when war broke out, a year sitting in Hong Kong harbour has not been kind to Thistle’s machinery.


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26 September 1915

Kamrahn Bay and at sea towards Singapore

Lat 11.88, Long 109.17

  3.55pm: Weighed and proceeded, courses Southerly.

  8.00pm: Pos. 11º 23’N, 109º 10’E.

  8.45pm: C Padaran abeam, 16 miles.

10.45pm: Same bg N28W, 20 miles.


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27 September 1915

At sea

Lat 9.52, Long 108.67

  3.23am: Pulo Cecir de Mer abeam, bg N74W, 9.5 miles.

  8.00am: Pos. 10º 03’N, 108º 54 30’E.

     Noon: Course and DMG: various, 149 miles.

  8.00pm: Pos. 9º 01’N, 108º 25’E.

11.00pm: Ship steering wildly, Carpenter’s Mate* to attend steering gear.

11.30pm: Reduced speed to 6 knots.

  *Much more than woodworkers, the Carpenter and his crew are responsible for all parts of the ship not specifically covered by the Engineer, Bo’sun or Gunner.


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28 September 1915

At sea

Lat 6.94, Long 107.3

00.20am: Defect in steering gear made good, resumed course and speed. Course S27W all day.

  8.00am: Pos. 7º 14’N, 107º 30’E.

10.00am: Tested 4” guns and mountings, two rounds per gun. 12 pdr gun crews at drill.

     Noon: Course and DMG: various, 176 miles.

  8.00pm: Pos. 5º 58’N, 107º 03’E.


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29 September 1915

At sea

Lat 4.27, Long 106.2

  Course S27W all day.

  8.00am: Pos. 4º 42’N, 106º 26’E.

     Noon: Course and DMG: 152 miles.

  6.15pm: Pulo Manki [now Pulau Mangkai] Lt bg S5W.

10.12pm: Pulo Manki Lt abeam, 6 miles.


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30 September 1915

At sea

Lat 1.3, Long 104.4 [approx]

00.14am: Pulo Domar bg S2E.

  1.19am: Same abeam bg N63W, 4.25 miles.

  5.50am: Pulau Aur bg N69W.

11.52am: Horsburgh Lt, bg S39W.

  4.40pm: Pilot boarded.

  5.05pm: Made fast at wharf, Singapore harbour.

  5.30pm: Coaling. Leave to starboard watch till 11.00pm.


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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 1.26, Long 103.85

  6.30am: Both watches clearing away wire hawsers and employed as requisite.

  9.00am: S/Lt BM Liddell RNR joined for navigation duties, relieving S/Lt CE More RNR.

  9.15am: Divisions. Prayers.

  1.30pm: Muster for payment.

  2.15pm: Hands employed as requisite. Tested lifebuoy.

  4.00pm: Quarters. Leave to port watch till 7.00am.

Weather: Light breezes, dry, 86º F at 4.00pm.


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2 October 1915

Singapore

Lat 1.26, Long 103.85

  7.55am: Shifted to refitting jetty, tug assisting.

  8.00am: 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 1.26, Long 103.85

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

  2.00pm: One ERA joined ship.


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4 October 1915

Singapore

Lat 1.26, Long 103.85

  7.30am: Shifted to no 2 jetty.

  9.00am: Officers arrived onboard to hold enquiry.

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

  4.20pm: Enquiry finished*.

  * No clues as to the nature of the enquiry, but this may just be to report on the state of the engines, before Thistle embarks on long ocean voyages in wartime.


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5 October 1915

Singapore

Lat 1.26, Long 103.85

  7.21am: Dockyard hands start work in engine room.

  9.45am: One man from HMS Bramble for Doctor.

  3.00pm: 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 1.26, Long 103.85

  6.20am: Tug alongside for washing decks.

  7.15am: Dockyard coolies started work.

  1.00pm: Read warrant No 1. Discharged one man to Singapore prison.


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7 October 1915

Singapore

Lat 1.26, Long 103.85

00.15am: 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 1.26, Long 103.85

  7.10am: Dockyard men working.

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


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9 October 1915

Singapore

Lat 1.26, Long 103.85

  7.45am: Coaling.

10.00am: Trials alongside jetty.

11.30am: Completed trial.

  4.20pm: One man returned from Tanglin military hospital.

  5.30pm: One ERA left for NIO [possibly Naval Intelligence Office] Singapore.


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10 October 1915

Singapore

Lat 1.26, Long 103.85

  8.00am: 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 1.26, Long 103.85

11.15am: Took onboard 100 bags* of coal.

12.15pm: Cast off and proceeded for Colombo.

  2.15pm: Sultan Shoal bg N, 0.5 miles.

  5.08pm: Pulo Pisang Lt bg N11W.

  *Probably 2 cwt bags, so an extra 10 tons stored on deck to supplement the 160 tons that she can squeeze into her bunkers. On a run in relatively benign conditions, she burns about 17 tons a day.


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12 October 1915

At sea [proceeding up Malacca Strait]

Lat 2.64, Long 101.34

  2.38am: Pulo Undan Lt bg N33E, 4.5 miles, a/c N55W.

  3.45am: Cape Rachado Lt bg N45W.

  8.00am: Pos. 2º 23.5N, 101º 47.5E.

     Noon: Course and DMG: various, 179 miles.

  2.35pm: One Fathom Bank Lt, bg N57E, 1.5 miles.


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13 October 1915

At sea

Lat 4.62, Long 98.65

  2.45am: A/c N50W.

  8.00am: Pos. 4º 15’N, 99º 00’E.

     Noon: Course and DMG: N53W, 206 miles.

  6.25pm: Diamond Pt [Tanjung Jamboaye] Lt bg N73W.

  7.50pm: A/c N74W.

  8.00pm: Pos. 5º 01’N, 98º 06’E.


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14 October 1915

At sea [Westward for Ceylon]

Lat 5.87, Long 95.24

  6.10am: Pulau Weh bg N76W.

  8.00am: Pos. 5º 47’N, 95º 48’E.

11.01am: Pulau Weh abeam, 3.5 miles, a/c West.

     Noon: Course and DMG: various, 215 miles.

  8.00pm: Pos. 5º 58’N, 94º 46’E.


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15 October 1915

At sea

Lat 6.0, Long 92.22

  8.00am: Pos. 5º 58N, 92º 42E.

  8.00pm: Pos. 6º 00N, 91º 44E.

  4.40pm: Passed Japanese destroyer bound East.


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16 October 1915

At sea

Lat 5.84, Long 89.42

  8.00am: Pos. 6º 00’N, 89º 59’E.

     Noon: Course and DMG: S86.5W, 168 miles.

  5.52pm: Stopped port engine for 4 minutes for Engineer's purposes.

  8.00pm: Pos. 5º 50’N, 89º 28’E.


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17 October 1915

At sea

Lat 5.89, Long 86.6

  Course N88W all day.

  8.00am: Pos. 5º 50’N, 87º 02’E.

     Noon: Course and DMG: N89W, 170 miles.

  8.00pm: Pos. 5º 53’N, 86º 06’E.


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18 October 1915

At sea

Lat 5.7, Long 83.87

  8.00am: Pos. 5º 54’N, 84º 12’E.

     Noon: Course and DMG: S86W, 167 miles. A/c N82W.

  8.00pm: Pos. 5º 42’N, 82º 56’E.


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19 October 1915

At sea

Lat 5.9, Long 80.8 [approx; position in log plots on land]

  6.40am: A/c N65W.

11.20am: Great Basses Lt abeam, bg N12W, 4 miles.

     Noon: Course and DMG: N82W, 145 miles.

  2.30pm: Hambantota Lt abeam, 6 miles.

10.27pm: Pt de Galle Lt abeam, bg N13E, 5 miles.


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20 October 1915

At sea to Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

00.25am: A/c N13W.

  1.45am: Barberyn Lt bg N11E.

  7.00am: A/c N35E.

  8.20am: Pilot boarded.

  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

  9.30am: Drilled SA party in heavy marching gear.

  4.10pm: HMS’ Bramble and Britomart proceeded to sea [for Bombay].


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22 October 1915

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

  Hands employed as requisite.


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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

  Hands painting ship etc.


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25 October 1915

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

  7.15am: Contractor's men working on board.


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26 October 1915

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

  7.00am: 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

  7.15am: Contractor's men working on board.

  9.20am: Gun crews at drill.


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28 October 1915

Colombo and at sea towards the Maldive Islands

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

  7.00am: Contractor's men working on board.

  7.30am: Coaling.

  5.00pm: Weighed and proceeded to sea.

  5.20pm: Colombo Lt bg N88E, 3.5 miles, a/c S65W.


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29 October 1915

At sea

Lat 5.92, Long 77.67

  8.00am: Pos. 6º 10.5’N, 78º 10’E.

     Noon: Course and DMG: S65W, 139 miles.

  8.00pm: A/c S68W.


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30 October 1915

At sea

Lat 5.02, Long 75.35

  8.00am: Pos. 5º 11’N, 75º 47’E.

     Noon: Course and DMG: S66W, 150 miles DR.

  4.00pm: A/c S65W.

  8.00pm: Pos. 4º 45’N, 74º 41’E. A/c S63W.


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31 October 1915

At sea to Malé Island

Lat 4.1, Long 73.52

  6.15am: A/c N65W.

  7.35am: A/c N45W.

  8.00am: Pos. 3º 52’N, 74º 01’E. A/c N58W.

11.00am: A/c N82W.

  2.15pm: Anchored, Malé anchorage.


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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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Signature of Lt/Cdr Boyes, 20th December, 1915

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Instrument page, no changes; see September.


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1 November 1915

Malé, Maldives

Lat 4.17, Long 73.5

  6.00am: Hands employed as requisite.

  9.30am: Coaling from lighter.

  2.15pm: Shortened cable to 5 shackles.

  4.30pm: Finished coaling.

  5.00pm: Violent squall of wind and rain, all land obscured.

  5.30pm: Weather cleared.

Weather: West winds f 4 with rain squalls all day, 76º to 81º F.


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2 November 1915

Malé and at sea towards the Seychelles

Lat 4.29, Long 73.14

  7.30am: Weighed and proceeded to sea.

  7.50am: Course S74W.

  8.50am: A/c N55W.

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

     Noon: A/c N61W.

12.33pm: Restarted port engine.

  3.55pm: Toddu I. [Thoddoo I.] abeam, 1.5 miles.

  6.30pm: A/c S62W.


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3 November 1915

At sea

Lat 3.3, Long 71.22

  Course all day S64W.

  6.30am: Hands striking down coal [ie, bagged coal loaded on deck is dropped down chutes into the bunkers.]

  8.00am: Pos. 3º 44’N (DR), 71º 52’E.

     Noon: Course and DMG: various, 140 miles.

  8.00pm: Pos. 2º 55’N, 70º 36’E.


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4 November 1915

At sea

Lat 1.65, Long 69.5

  8.00am: Pos. 2º 17’N DR, Long 70º 03.75’E.

  9.30am: Heavy rain squall, f8.

     Noon: Course and DMG: S46W, 143 miles.

12.30pm: A/c S67W.


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5 November 1915

At sea

Lat 0.27, Long 67.89

  Course S67W all day.

  8.00am: Pos. 0º 24’N, 68º 08’E. [Lat corrected from S to N]

     Noon: Course and DMG: S50W, 128 miles.

  8.00pm: Pos. 0º 07’S, 67º 04’E.


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6 November 1915

At sea

Lat -0.77, Long 66.54

     Noon: Course and DMG: S65W, 103 miles. A/c S73W.


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7 November 1915

At sea

Lat -1.49, Long 64.49

  Course S73W all day.

  8.00am: Pos. 1º 31’S, Long 64º 52’E.

     Noon: Course and DMG: S72W, 131 miles.


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8 November 1915

At sea

Lat -2.15, Long 62.12

     Noon: Course and DMG: S74W, 148 miles.

12.15pm: A/c S71W.

  7.50pm: Night defence stations.


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9 November 1915

At sea

Lat -3.06, Long 59.27

     Noon: Course and DMG: S72.5W, 179.5 miles. A/c S69W.


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10 November 1915

At sea to Mahé, Seychelles

Lat -4.4, Long 55.79 [approx]

10.00am: La Digue I. bg N77W.

     Noon: Course and DMG: S66W, 215 miles.

  1.40pm: Recif I. abeam, 2.5 miles.

  4.00pm: Anchored, Mahé.

  5.20pm: Discharged one man to hospital.


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11 November 1915

Mahé, Seychelles

Lat -4.62, Long 55.48

  6.30am: Coaling from lighter, local labour.

  7.30am: Four men to see shore doctor.

11.00am: One man detained in hospital.

11.30am: Finished coaling.


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12 November 1915

Mahé

Lat -4.62, Long 55.48

  Hands employed painting ship.


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13 November 1915

Mahé

Lat -4.62, Long 55.48

  8.00am: One man to see doctor ashore.

  9.15am: Hands employed as requisite.

  1.15pm: Make and mend.


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14 November 1915

Mahé

Lat -4.62, Long 55.48

  Sunday routine.


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15 November 1915

Mahé

Lat -4.62, Long 55.48

  Hands employed as requisite.


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16 November 1915

Mahé

Lat -4.62, Long 55.48

  Class at pistol drill and firing.


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17 November 1915

Mahé and at sea towards Zanzibar

Lat -4.59, Long 55.15

  9.15am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.00am: Course S86W.

     Noon: Course and DMG: various, 25 miles.

11.15pm: A/c N85W.


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18 November 1915

At sea

Lat -4.97, Long 52.02

  1.00am: A/c S84W.

     Noon: Course and DMG: various, 188 miles.


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19 November 1915

At sea

Lat -5.49, Long 49.1 [Lat in log clear error]

 Course all day, S84W.

  8.00am: Pos. 5º 20’S, 49º 43’E.

     Noon: Course and DMG: S80W, 177 miles.

  8.00pm: Pos. 5º 33’S, 48º 39’E.


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20 November 1915

At sea

Lat -6.05, Long 45.97

     Noon: Course and DMG: S80W, 190 miles. A/c S88W.

  5.00pm: Exercised machine gun crews.


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21 November 1915

At sea

Lat -6.34, Long 42.9

     Noon: Course and DMG: S85W, 185 miles.

12.20pm: A/c West.

  6.00pm: A/c N87W.


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22 November 1915

At sea to Zanzibar

Lat -6.5, Long 39.4 [approx]

  8.45am: A/c N77W.

11.40am: A/c N53W.

12.45pm: Pungume I. bg N, 3.25 miles, a/c N36W.

  4.23pm: Anchored, Zanzibar.


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23 November 1915

Zanzibar and at sea towards Kilindini

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

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

11.00am: 11 Native ratings joined ship [Seedie boys, muslim hands locally recruited and entrusted with menial tasks and boiler room duties, capable of working in high temperatures].

  1.15pm: Four men discharged to hospital.

  3.15pm: Weighed and proceeded, various NE courses.

11.50pm: Ras Kegomacha Lt bg N60E.


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24 November 1915

At sea to Kilindini

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

  1.45am: Kegomacha Lt abeam, 8 miles.

  8.00am: Anchored, Kilindini.

  9.55am: 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.

  9.00am: Carpenter overhauling steering chains.

10.30am: Armourer and Gunner’s party stripping and rehousing port 12 pdrs.

12.30pm: Make and mend.


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26 November 1915

Kilindini

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

  9.00am: Carpenter overhauling steering chains.

10.40am: One man from HMS Mersey to see Doctor.

  1.30pm: Rigged capstan* and remoored ship.

  *Thistle has a manual capstan.


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27 November 1915

Kilindini

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

  Hands employed as requisite.


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28 November 1915

Kilindini

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

  Sunday routine.


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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.

  8.15pm: Gun crews close up.

  8.25pm: Kegomacha Lt bg S6E(t), a/c S16W.

11.35pm: Kegomacha Lt abeam, 7 miles, a/c S20W.


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30 November 1915

At sea to Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  8.00am: Mwana Mwana Lt bg E, 6 miles.

10.50am: Anchored, Zanzibar.

11.15am: Coaling from lighters.

11.00pm: Finished coaling, darkened ship, gun crews closed up.


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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 Lt/Cdr Boyes.

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Instrument page, no changes.


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1 December 1915

Zanzibar and at sea

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  6.00am: Gun crews secure.

  8.10am: Provision lighter alongside.

  9.00am: Divisions. Prayers.

  9.15am: Hands provisioning ship.

10.20am: Six native ratings joined ship.

  1.15pm: Monthly payment.

  3.00pm: Weighed and proceeded.

  3.05pm: Chumbe I. Lt bg N84E, a/c S43E.

  4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

  4.10pm: Cleared away for night defence.

  6.05pm: S end Pungume I. abeam, 2.5 miles.

  6.15pm: A/c, S36E.

  8.10pm: Exercised sea boat’s crew.

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

  8.40pm: Resumed half ahead starboard engine.

Weather: NE’ly breezes f 1, some cloud, temperatures in the 80ºs F.


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2 December 1915

Southern Patrol

Lat -8.17, Long 40.0

  Various courses Southward.

  3.05am: Moresby Pt [aka Ras Mkumbi] Lt bg South.

  5.43am: Moresby Pt Lt abeam, 10 miles approx, a/c S13W.

     Noon: Course and DMG: various, 136 miles.

12.30pm: A/c S11E.


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3 December 1915

Southern Patrol

Lat -9.9, Long 40.5 [approx]

  4.45am: Mongo I. ahead.

  6.55am: Examined entrance to Rovuma Bay, no dhows visible. Turned ship and proceeded, N45E.

11.00am: A/c N67W.

  1.45pm: A/c N14E.


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4 December 1915

Southern Patrol

Lat -7.73, Long 39.75

  7.20am: A/c N88W.

  7.35am: Moresby Pt Lt bg 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, various courses.

  1.20pm: Moresby Pt bg S, 2 miles.

  1.47pm: A/c S1E.

  3.50pm: Boarded SS Bulgarian of Glasgow, papers satisfactory.


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5 December 1915

Southern Patrol

Lat -9.5, Long 39.75

  7.30am: A/c S79W.

  8.22am: A/c SW.

10.11am: A/c WNW.

11.45am: A/c S13E.

     Noon: A/c N18E.


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6 December 1915

Southern Patrol to Tirene Bay, Mafia I.

Lat -8.3, Long 39.62 [approx]

  6.15am: A/c W.

  7.55am: A/c S2W.

  8.25am: A/c N8E.

  9.20am: Target practice.

11.05am: A/c N57W.

  1.15pm: Okuza I. [aka Okusa I.] bg S4E(t), a/c N4W.

  2.05pm: Ras Kisimani bg N6E, a/c N6E.

  3.41pm: Same bg S77E, a/c N13E.

  5.00pm: Anchored in Tirene Bay.


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7 December 1915

Tirene Bay and at sea

Lat -7.91, Long 39.65

  7.00am: Commenced coaling from SS Kendal Castle.

11.40am: Coaling complete.

  2.00pm: Cast off and proceeded.

  4.06pm: Ras Kisimani abeam, a/c S4E.

  7.00pm: Okuza I. abeam, 4 miles.


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8 December 1915

Southern Patrol

Lat -9.73, Long 39.73

10.15am: Anchored, Mchinga Bay.

11.00am: 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.

  6.00pm: Cutter returned, dhow not found, proceeded out.

  6.30pm: A/c N26E.

  *Sisal, not very strong but light and floats, ideal for the job.


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9 December 1915

Southern Patrol

Lat -8.57, Long 39.6 [approx]

  4.00am: A/c S87W.

  5.10am: S Fanjove I. Lt bg N58W, 3 miles. A/c S10E.

  8.50am: Gun crews at target practice.

  1.15pm: Anchored off Fanjove I.

  6.00pm: Weighed and proceeded.

  6.33pm: A/c S15E.

10.50pm: A/c S2W.


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10 December 1915

At sea to Lindi Bay and at sea

Lat -9.95, Long 39.75

  6.10am: Very heavy rain, reduced speed, a/c S57E.

  8.40am: Weather cleared, 130 revs, a/c South.

10.55am: Anchored in Lindi Bay.

  2.00pm: Two ratings to see doctor to HMS Pioneer.

  6.25pm: Weighed and proceeded.

  6.53pm: Course S78E.

11.25pm: A/c S57E.


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11 December 1915

Southern Patrol

Lat -9.45, Long 39.7 [approx]

  2.13am: Wind and sea increasing, a/c N40W.

10.30am: Target practice.

11.00am: Headed for Kiswere harbour.

  1.45pm: Anchored, Kiswere.

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

  8.45pm: A/c S12E.

11.59pm: A/c North.


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12 December 1915

Mchinga Bay

Lat -9.73, Long 39.73

  4.00am: A/c N71W.

  7.10am: Anchored in Mchinga Bay.

11.25am: Surgeon Sprague joined ship.

  4.30pm: Weighed and proceeded to sea.

11.59pm: A/c North.


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13 December 1915

Southern Patrol

Lat -8.6, Long 39.6 [approx]

  3.30am: Observed light on Songa Manara I. bg S78W, a/c S78W.

  3.55am: A/c N70E.

  5.00am: A/c N10E.

12.40pm: Anchored off Fanjove I.

  6.15pm: Weighed and proceeded.

  9.40pm: A/c S8E.


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14 December 1915

Southern Patrol

Lat -9.4, Long 39.63 [approx]

  5.00am: A/c WSW.

  6.12am: A/c S1E.

  9.25am: Target practice.

12.45pm: Anchored in Kiswere harbour.

  6.25pm: Weighed and proceeded.

10.30pm: A/c S5E.


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15 December 1915

Southern Patrol

Lat -8.6, Long 39.6 [approx]

  1.20am: A/c N3E.

12.35pm: Anchored off Fanjove Lt.

  1.30pm: HM whaler Pickle* alongside with provisions.

  6.30pm: Weighed and proceeded [not recorded in log].

10.15pm: A/c S6E.

  *An armed whaler, the ex-German Seeadler.


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16 December 1915

Southern Patrol

Lat -9.42, Long 39.6

10.00am: Anchored in Kiswere harbour.

  5.20pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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17 December 1915

Southern patrol and at Tirene Bay

Lat -7.91, Long 39.65

00.30am: A/c N6E.

  4.35am: Okuza Lt bg N34W.

  9.40am: Made fast alongside SS Ventmoor in Tirene Bay. 10.15am: Commenced coaling.

  1.00pm: Shifted alongside SS Kendal Castle to complete coaling.

  9.40pm: Finished coaling, cast off to anchor.


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18 December 1915

Tirene Bay

Lat -7.91, Long 39.65

10.00am: HMW Fly* reported.

  * An armed whaler, the ex-German Sturmvogel.


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19 December 1915

Tirene Bay

Lat -7.91, Long 39.65

  9.20am: HMW Fly reported.


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20 December 1915

Tirene Bay

Lat -7.91, Long 39.65

11.00am: HMW Fly reported.


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21 December 1915

Tirene Bay and at sea

Lat -7.91, Long 39.65

  7.45am: HMW Fly reported.

  8.00am: HMW Pickle anchored.

  2.10pm: HMS Severn anchored.

  2.30pm: Received two cot cases from Severn*.

  4.00pm: Weighed and proceeded.

  6.00pm: Shungumbili I. abeam, 1.6 miles, a/c N36E.

  6.30pm: Niororo I. abeam, 1.2 miles.

  *These are wounded men from HMAS Pioneer, vide Severn’s log..


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22 December 1915

At sea to Zanzibar and at sea

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  1.12am: A/c N22W.

  9.10am: Rounded Chumbe I. Lt, abeam 1 mile.

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

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

  5.00pm: One rating discharged to HMS Challenger.

  7.30pm: Weighed and proceeded.

11.00pm: Pungume I. bg NE, 3 miles, a/c S37E.


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23 December 1915

At sea

Lat -7.9, Long 39.9 [approx]

  4.00am: Ship rolling continuously in moderate NE swell.

  7.10am: A/c S2W.

  9.30am: Moresby Pt Lt bg S5E.

  9.45am: A/c SSE.

10.35am: A/c S5W.

     Noon: Rolling heavily in high confused swell.

11.59pm: A/c S2W.


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24 December 1915

Southern Patrol

Lat -10.1, Long 40.3 [approx]

11.25am: A/c S62E.

  3.35pm: A/c S55E.

  5.48pm: Mongo I. abeam, 3.5 miles.


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25 December 1915

Southern Patrol

Lat -10.5, Long 40.65 [approx]

12.05am: Cape Delgado Lt bg S48W.

  2.10am: Cape Delgado abeam, 9 miles.

  3.00am: A/c N10E.

  6.10am: A/c N54W.

  7.00am: A/c N73W.

11.30am: HMW Pickle passed bound SE.

  5.30pm: A/c N8E.


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26 December 1915

Southern Patrol

Lat -9.42, Long 39.6

  1.00am: A/c S9W.

  9.30am: Muster by the open list. Read Articles of War.

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]

  1.00am: A/c S25W.

  9.20am: Dropped target, Gunlayers individual practice.

11.20am: Picked up target.

11.59am: A/c S5W.

  2.05pm: Anchored in Kiswere Bay.

  6.20pm: Weighed and proceeded, course N31E.


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28 December 1915

Southern Patrol

Lat -7.91, Long 39.65

  2.00am: A/c N10E.

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

  4.10pm: Cast off and proceeded to sea.

  6.55pm: A/c S33E.

  8.40pm: Okuza I. Lt abeam.

11.00pm: A/c S2W.


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29 December 1915

Southern Patrol

Lat -9.71, Long 39.8 [approx]

  3.40am: Challenged HMW Pickle.

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

  5.55am: Proceeded.

  1.50pm: Anchored in Mchinga Bay.

  6.30pm: Weighed and proceeded.

  7.20pm: A/c N21E.


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30 December 1915

Southern Patrol

Lat -9.0, Long 39.7 [approx]

  5.10am: Sighted HMS Trent*.

  7.55am: Stopped, Captain boarded Trent.

  8.30am: Captain returned, proceeded.

11.50am: A/c S2W.

  3.40pm: A/c S25E.

  8.00pm: A/c N7E.

11.40pm: Sighted Trent steering SW.

  *At this time Trent’s official designation was Fleet Auxiliary, but from 19 August 1916 she flew the White Ensign by order of the C-in-C, so I have used HMS throughout this edit to avoid confusion.


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31 December 1915

Southern Patrol

Lat -9.6, Long 40.0 [approx]

  1.00am: A/c N39E.

  2.00am: A/c S55W.

  3.40am: A/c N39E.

  4.45am: Sighted HMS Trent.

  9.00am: Seaboat to Trent with two ratings [one sick, one prisoner according to Trent’s log, also one native.]

10.00am: 1” AR practice.

11.25am: A/c S50E.

  3.22pm: A/c S65E.

  8.00pm: A/c S75E.


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THE VOYAGES OF HMS THISTLE
Operations off Eastern Africa 1916-1917

JP map Thistle 1916-17

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 February 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 [approx]

  4.00am: A/c N50W.

  6.30am: Clean ship.

  7.00am: A/c S51E.

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

11.40am: Proceeded.

  1.05pm: Anchored in Rovuma Bay.

  2.00pm: Muster for payment.

  4.00pm: Evening quarters. Cleared away for night defence.

  6.30pm: Weighed and proceeded, course S57E.

  8.15pm: Gun crews closed up.

11.00pm: A/c S.

Weather: Light NE airs, some cloud, 80º to 84º F.


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2 January 1916

Southern Patrol

Lat -10.75, Long 40.6 [approx]

  3.30am: Cape Delgado Lt S5W.

  7.50am: Cape Delgado abeam, 4 miles.

  9.35am: Anchored in Tunghi Bay.

11.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

  2.00pm: A/c N24W.

  6.00pm: A/c N31W.

  8.00pm: A/c N36W.


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3 January 1916

Southern Patrol

Lat -8.57, Long 39.8 [approx]

  4.00am: A/c N7E.

  6.00am: A/c N30W.

  6.45am: Sighted HMW Childers*. Stopped.

  7.30am: Proceeded.

  6.00pm: A/c N23E.

11.35pm: Moresby Pt Lt bg N24W, a/c N8E.

  * An armed whaler purchased in Durban, ex Norvegia.


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4 January 1916

At sea to Tirene Bay

Lat -7.91, Long 39.65

  2.53am: Moresby Pt abeam.

  3.15am: A/c S76W.

  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 -7.91, Long 39.65

11.59am: Weighed and proceeded, courses Southerly.

  2.42pm: A/c S22E.

  4.47pm: A/c S9E.


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6 January 1916

Southern Patrol

Lat -9.6, Long 40.0 [approx]

     Noon: A/c N4W.


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7 January 1916

Southern Patrol

Lat -10.43, Long 40.48

00.01am: A/c S30E.

  4.00am: Rolling heavily, a/c S73W.

  5.40am: A/c N2E.

  7.20am: Anchored in Rovuma Bay.

  6.40pm: Weighed and proceeded.

  8.30am: A/c N32W.


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8 January 1916

Southern Patrol

Lat -9.5, Long 40.0 [approx]

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

10.06am: Proceeded, course N5W.

  7.30pm: A/c N38E.


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9 January 1916

Southern Patrol

Lat -8.57, Long 39.57

  3.00am: A/c S80W.

  9.30am: Anchored off Fanjove I.

  9.50am: Muster by the ledger to see parchments*.

  5.45pm: Weighed and proceeded to sea.

11.00pm: A/c S3W.

  *Each rating has a service certificate, known as his parchment. These are produced at intervals so that the man can see what has been entered on it by his officers.


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10 January 1916

Southern Patrol and Tirene Bay

Lat -8.2, Long 39.62 [approx]

  6.00am: A/c S14W.

10.30am: A/c N10W.

  7.10pm: Anchored in Tirene Bay.


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11 January 1916

Tirene Bay and Southern Patrol

Lat -7.91, Long 39.65

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

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

  6.00pm: A/c S28E.

  7.00pm: A/c S18E.

11.59pm: Ship rolling heavily in confused swell.


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12 January 1916

Southern Patrol

Lat -9.5, Long 39.75 [approx]

  2.00am: A/c S.

  6.15am: A/c SW.

  7.15am: A/c SSW.

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

11.07am: Proceeded S18E.

  8.00pm: A/c NE.


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13 January 1916

Southern Patrol.

Lat -9.6, Long 39.8 [approx]

  1.00am: A/c, S39W.

  8.00am: Ship rolling to heavy confused swell. A/c North.

     Noon: A/c S20W.

  4.00pm: A/c N23E.

  8.10pm: Sighted and challenged HMW Childers steering South.


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14 January 1916

Southern Patrol

Lat -8.2, Long 39.62 [approx]

  4.00am: Rolling and pitching in confused swell.

  7.30am: A/c S75W.

11.30am: A/c N21W.

  6.15pm: Made fast to collier in Tirene Bay.


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15 January 1916

Tirene Bay

Lat -7.91, Long 39.65

  6.10am: Coaled ship.

  1.35pm: Cast off to anchor.


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16 January 1916

Tirene Bay

Lat -7.91, Long 39.65

  Sunday routine.


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17 January 1916

Tirene to Southern Patrol

Lat -8.04, 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 -8.07, Long 39.6

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

  2.00pm: Cast off and proceeded, course S20W.

  2.52pm: A/c S28E,

  4.15pm: A/c S84E.

  7.00pm: A/c S.


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19 January 1916

Southern Patrol

Lat -8.28, Long 39.65 [approx]

  5.00am: A/c N84W.

  7.00am: A/c N.

10.45am: A/c N23W.

  1.48pm: A/c N80W. Various courses sounding Okuza I.

  2.40pm: Anchored off Okuza I.


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20 January 1916

Southern Patrol

Lat -7.7, Long 39.75 [approx]

  7.15am: Weighed and proceeded.

  8.00am: A/c N2W, various courses through the reefs.

  9.15am: Mange beacon.

  1.40pm: Anchored off Niororo I.

  4.40pm: HMS Hyacinth arrived.

  5.00pm: Read warrant No 6. Prisoner discharged to Hyacinth.

  7.00pm: Weighed and proceeded, course N16E


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21 January 1916

At sea to Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

00.30am: A/c N31W.

  9.30am: Anchored, Zanzibar.


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22 January 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  5.20am: Secured from night defence.

  7.00am: Lit fires in steam cutter.

  4.15pm: Evening quarters. Cleared away for night defence.


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23 January 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  6.30pm: Steam cutter away on night patrol.


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24 January 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  6.10am: Cutter returned.

  6.30pm: Steam cutter away on night patrol.


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25 January 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  6.10am: Cutter returned.

  6.30am: Hands to cleaning and painting.


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26 January 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  8.20am: Commenced coaling, native labour.

10.00am: Two ratings joined ship.

  2.45pm: Finished coaling.

  6.10pm: Flag Commander boarded.


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27 January 1916

Zanzibar, patrolling and Tirene Bay

Lat -7.22, Long 39.47

00.01am: Weighed and proceeded.

  1.40am: Chumbe I. Lt bg N56E. A/c S10E.

  5.05am: Stopped and waited for daylight.

  5.25am: Weighed and proceeded.

  5.40am: Mbudya I. bg S26E. Ran through Konduchi Bay and Msasani Bay.

  7.22am: Cleared Msasani Bay.

11.40am: A/C S40W.

11.50am: Entered Shungu Bay.

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

  2.35pm: Niororo I. bg S9E.

  6.00pm: Anchored in Tirene Bay.


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28 January 1916

Tirene Bay and on patrol

Lat -8.3, Long 39.65 [approx]

  6.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

  9.00am: Stopped 2 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 S23E.

11.40am: A/c S7E.

  9.00pm: A/c S17E.

  9.30pm: A/c S56E.


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29 January 1916

Southern Patrol

Lat -8.05, Long 39.6 [approx]

00.30am: A/c N46W.

  5.30am: A/c S56E.

12.30pm: Stopped off Mange Beacon awaiting HMW Styx*.

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

  2.00pm: Proceeded.

  3.00pm: A/c S33E.

  5.20pm: A/c S12E.

  *An armed whaler purchased in Durban, ex Etoile.


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30 January 1916

Southern Patrol

Lat -8.7, Long 39.4 [approx]

  5.30am: A/c N29W.

  7.05am: A/c N36W.

11.14am: A/c West(t) entering Kilwa Main Passage. Various courses through the reefs.
  3.15pm: Machangi Reef abeam.

  5.50pm: Anchored off Okuza I.


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31 January 1916

Southern Patrol to Tirene Bay

Lat -8.2, Long 39.6 [approx]

  9.00am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.05am: Dropped target for firing practice.

11.20am: Picked up target.

  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 -7.8, Long 39.5 [approx]

  6.00am: Secure from night defence.

  6.30am: Clean ship.

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

10.45am: Gun crews at loader drill.

  4.00pm: Evening quarters.

  6.15pm: Anchored Tirene Bay.

  7.00pm: Close up for night defence.

Weather: Breezes f 1-2 from the NE, temperatures in the low 80ºs F.


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2 February 1916

Tirene Bay

Lat -7.91, Long 39.65

  1.20pm: Went alongside collier, hands coal ship.

  5.05pm: Cast off and proceeded.

  6.20pm: Anchored off Kisimani buoy.


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3 February 1916

On patrol

Lat -8.25, Long 39.65 [approx]

  7.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

  9.00am: Stopped 2 miles W of Tutia Reef in company with HMS Hyacinth.

  9.20am: Read warrant and discharged prisoner to Hyacinth.

10.00am: Proceeded course S28E.

     Noon: Ship rolling heavily.

  2.30pm: A/c S.

  6.25pm: A/c SSE.


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4 February 1916

Southern Patrol

Lat -9.8, Long 40.5

  8.00am: A/c S30W.

11.00am: A/c N8E.

11.30am: A/c NNE.

10.00pm: A/c S5E.


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5 February 1916

Southern Patrol

Lat -9.45, Long 40.3 [approx]

  8.00am: A/c N.

10.40pm: A/c N51E.

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


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6 February 1916

Southern Patrol to Kibondo I.

Lat -8.1, Long 39.7

  1.55am: Sighted and challenged HMAS Pioneer steering South.

10.00am: Night lifebuoy lost overboard in heavy seas.

  1.40pm: Anchored, Kibondo I. anchorage.


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7 February 1916

Kibondo I. to Tirene Bay.

Lat -8.1, Long 39.6 [approx]

  7.45am: Weighed and proceeded.

  5.30pm: Anchored near Kisimani buoy.


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8 February 1916

Tirene Bay and on patrol to Simaya I.

Lat -7.91, Long 39.65

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 SW of Simaya I.


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9 February 1916

Simaya I. to Tutia Reef

Lat -8.5, Long 39.5 [approx]

  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, various courses.

  2.20pm: Sighted SS Kendal Castle ashore on Tutia Reef. A/c for same.

  3.45pm: Stopped, Captain boarded Kendal Castle.

  5.00pm: 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 -8.1, Long 39.65 [approx]

  7.45am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.00am: 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.

  3.40pm: A/c N32E.

  5.20pm: Shungumbili I. abeam.

  5.50pm: A/c N8E.


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11 February 1916

On patrol to Zanzibar

Lat -6.5, Long 39.15 [approx]

  4.00am: A/c N33W.

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

  8.55am: Stopped.

  9.50am: Motor boat alongside.

10.00am: Proceeded N19E.

  3.15pm: Anchored in Zanzibar harbour.


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12 February 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

11.15am: One rating discharged to hospital.


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13 February 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  Sunday routine.


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14 February 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

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

  9.30am: Dockyard party boarded. Hands cleaning out chain locker.

  4.00pm: Evening quarters. Cleared away Maxims for night defence.


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15 February 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  Hands employed painting etc.


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16 February 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  Hands employed as requisite.


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17 February 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  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 -6.155, Long 39.19

  Hands employed as requisite.


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19 February 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  Hands employed as requisite.


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20 February 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  Sunday routine.


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21 February 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

11.00am: One man discharged to hospital.


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22 February 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  6.30am: Landed range party.

  7.45am: One dockyard prisoner onboard.

  8.15am: HMS Challenger anchored.

  9.30am: Hands turning out steam cutter.

  3.50pm: Range party returned.


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23 February 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  6.30am: Landed range party.

  9.20am: Dockyard men onboard.

  4.00pm: Range party returned.


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24 February 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  6.30am: Landed range party.

  3.30pm: Range party returned.


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25 February 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  6.30am: Landed range party.

  7.30am: Commenced coaling.

11.30am. One rating returned from hospital.

  4.05pm: Finished coaling.

  4.10pm: Range party returned.


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26 February 1916

Zanzibar and at sea

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

11.30am: One man returned from hospital

  4.25pm: Weighed and proceeded via N channel.

  8.15pm: A/c N29E.

  9.58pm: Stopped starboard engine for repairs.


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27 February 1916

At sea to Kilindini

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

00.40am: Restarted starboard engine.

  4.07am: Ras Kegomacha Lt bg S61E, 9 miles.

  8.00am: 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 -3.2, Long 40.40 [approx]

  7.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

  8.30am: Course N37E.

  4.00pm: A/c N50E.

  6.00pm: A/c N53E.


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29 February 1916

At sea

Lat -1.4, Long 42.2

  5.20am: A/c N33E.

  4.00pm: Ship pitching and rolling in moderate swell.

  6.15pm: A/c N48E, reduced to 160 revs.

11.25pm: A/c N53E.

11.59pm: Ship labouring badly in short confused sea and shipping water over starboard battery deck.


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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 4 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 Kismayo, Somalia]

Lat -0.38, Long 42.54

12.05am: Exercised seaboat’s crew.

  5.15am: Lat. Antares 0º 40’S.

  5.20am: A/c N27E.

  6.30am: Clean ship.

  7.25am: A/c N39E.

  9.10am: Divisions. Prayers.

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

11.00am: Captain returned, proceeded in.

11.50am: Anchored off Kisimayu.

  4.00pm: Evening quarters. Cleared for night defence.

  8.00pm: Burnt searchlights.

Weather: Easterly winds f 2-3, temperatures 79º to 84º F.


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2 March 1916

Kisimayu

Lat -0.38, Long 42.54

  9.35am: Exercised small arms drill.

10.00am: Marines at rifle exercises.

  3.30pm: 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 [probably for exercise and hopefully out to sea].

10.05am: Exercised collision stations.

10.20am: General fire stations.


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4 March 1916

Kisimayu and at sea

Lat -1.2, Long 42.2 [approx]

  6.15am: Weighed and proceeded.

  7.15am: Fafaatu I. [Fawatu in log] bg N62W, 4 miles. A/c S37W.

  6.00pm: A/c S45W.


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5 March 1916

At sea to Kilindini

Lat -3.3, Long 40.4 [approx]

4.10pm: Anchored, Kilindini harbour.


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6 March 1916

Kilindini

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

  7.00am: Commenced coaling.

  8.00am. One rating joined ship.

11.10am: One marine discharged to hospital.

  1.10pm: Finished coaling, received 90 tons.

  4.15pm: Shifted berth.


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7 March 1916

Kilindini

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

  Hands employed as requisite.


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8 March 1916

Kilindini

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

  Cleaning and painting.


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9 March 1916

Kilindini

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

  9.30am: Hands reeving boat falls.

11.00am: 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

Lat -4.5, Long 39.6 [approx]

  5.33am: Weighed and proceeded, various courses.

  6.30am: A/c S34E.

  6.43am: A/c S24W.

  9.30am: Altered course towards HMHS Ebani.

10.40am: Stopped, gave Ebani the position [unfortunately not recorded in the log!]. Proceeded.

  6.00pm: Altered course to N46E.

  8.55pm: Kegomacha Lt bg N82E.

11.25pm: Ras Kegomacha Lt abeam, 11.5 miles.


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12 March 1916

At sea

Lat -4.6, Long 39.5 [approx]

  1.00am: A/c S42W.

  2.30am: Ras Kegomacha Lt abeam, 9.5 miles.

  4.15am: A/c N43W.

  5.22am: A/c N45E.

  8.30am: A/c N17E.

  9.30am: A/c N.

11.13am: A/c N67E.

  2.20pm: Stopped, sent seaboat to HMW Childers for provisions.

  4.40pm: Anchored S70W(t) 7.5 cables from Pungutiayu I [now Mpunguti Ya Juu and part of the Kisite-Mpunguti Marine Park, Kenya].


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13 March 1916

Pungutiayu I. to Mwamba Shundo

Lat -4.8, Long 39.3 [approx]

  7.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

  9.00am: Cleared ship for action, general quarters. Gun crews at 1" target practice.

  1.25pm: Ulenge I. Lt bg S28W, 1 mile.

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


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14 March 1916

Mwamba Shundo to Kisiti I.

Lat -4.8, Long 39.3 [approx]

  7.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

  7.50am: Seaboat to HMS Mersey for letters.

  3.10pm: Anchored off Kisiti I. [now Kisite].


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15 March 1916

Kisiti I. to Mwamba Shundo.

Lat -4.8, Long 39.3 [approx]

  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 -4.8, Long 39.3 [approx]

  7.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

12.10pm: Sent skiff to HMW Echo* for mail.

  5.50pm: Anchored off Mwamba Shundo.

  *An armed whaler purchased in Durban, ex Barrowby.


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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.

10.00pm: Steam cutter on patrol duty.


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18 March 1916

Mwamba Shundo to Kisiti I.

Lat -4.8, Long 39.3 [approx]

  6.00am: Steam cutter returned.

  9.00am: Weighed and proceeded.

  3.30pm: Anchored off Kisiti I.


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19 March 1916

Kisiti I. to Mwamba Wamba I.

Lat -4.93, Long 39.27

  6.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.30am: Anchored off Mwamba Wamba I.

  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 -4.6, Long 39.5 [approx]

  7.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

  8.30am: A/c N86E.

  8.40am: A/c S29W.

10.15am: A/c N32E.

  1.15pm: A/c N28E.

  3.00pm: A/c N17E.

  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

00.30am: Weighed and proceeded, course S52E.

  1.32am: A/c S25E.

  6.20am: A/c S39W.

  8.40am: A/c S55W.

10.50am: 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 -4.7, Long 39.5 [approx]

  3.50am: Weighed and proceeded following HMS Severn.

  5.05am: Hands to general quarters.

  6.00am: Stopped, kept station half a mile off Ulenge Lt.

11.00am: Secured, proceeded to Mombasa.

  6.55pm: Anchored off Port Mombasa.


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23 March 1916

Port Mombasa

Lat -4.05, Long 39.68

  5.05pm: Coal lighter alongside.


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24 March 1916

Port Mombasa

Lat -4.05, Long 39.68

  7.25am: Coaling from lighters, coolie labour, 130 tons.

  3.30pm: Water tank alongside.


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25 March 1916

Port Mombasa

Lat -4.05, Long 39.68

11.40am: Store lighter alongside.


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26 March 1916

Kilindini to Gaze Bay and Mwamba Wamba

Lat -4.43, Long 39.52

  6.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.00am: 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 -5.05, Long 39.1 [approx]

  9.20am: Weighed and proceeded, various courses inspecting Tanga Bay.

  1.07pm: Anchored off Mwamba Wamba.


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28 March 1916

Mwamba Wamba

Lat -4.93, Long 39.27

  Hands employed as requisite.


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29 March 1916

Mwamba Wamba, patrolling and return

Lat -5.0, Long 39.3 [approx]

  7.30am: Weighed and proceeded, various courses.

  9.10am: Gun crews at AR practice.

  2.25pm: Anchored, Mwamba Wamba


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30 March 1916

Mwamba Wamba

Lat -4.93, Long 39.27

  9.30am: Training classes, drills etc.


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31 March 1916

Mwamba Wamba to Fungu Nyama

Lat -4.93, Long 39.27

10.55am: HMAS Pioneer anchored.

  4.00pm: Weighed and proceeded, various courses.

  6.00pm: Anchored off Fungu Nyama reef.


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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 7 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 -5.77, Long 39.2 [approx]

  5.20am: Weighed and proceeded, various courses.

  6.00am: Clean ship.

  6.30am: A/c S6W.

  9.00am: A/c S16W.

10.28am: A/c S6W.

11.40am: Mwana Mwana Lt abeam 7 cables.

  2.14pm: Seagull buoy.

  3.15pm: Anchored, Zanzibar.

  4.00pm: Evening quarters, clear away for night defence.

  9.30pm: Darken ship.


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2 April 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  7.50am: Coaling from lighter, 51 tons.

  1.10pm: Muster for payment.


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3 April 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

10.30am: Discharged empties.

11.30am: Provision lighter alongside.


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4 April 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  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 -6.155, Long 39.19

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

  9.00am: Hands remounting 12 pdrs and taking in ammunition.

  9.00pm: Armourer at work on guns and mountings.


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6 April 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  5.30am: Hands working on 12 pdr guns.

  7.15am: Water boat alongside.

  1.05pm: 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 39.3 [approx]

  5.00am: Received two cases ex RN Barracks.

  7.15am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.50am: Stopped and transferred one Maxim gun, 17 boxes ammunition and mails. [Recipient not recorded.]

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

  5.25pm: Anchored off Mwamba Mwamba.

  6.00pm: Discharged two ratings to HMAS Pioneer.


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8 April 1916

Mwamba Mwamba on patrol to Fungu Nyama

Lat -5.1, Long 39.25 [approx]

  7.30am: Weighed and proceeded, various courses.

  3.05pm: Anchored off Fungu Nyama.


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9 April 1916

Fungu Nyama and at sea

Lat -5.02, Long 39.22

  9.20am: Received from HMW Salamander* two 12 pdr gun shields.

  4.00pm: Weighed and proceeded.

  5.00pm: A/c N26E.

  9.15pm: Ras Kegomacha Lt abeam 6 miles.

11.10pm: Stopped. Secured guns.

   * An armed whaler purchased in Durban, ex Krabben.


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10 April 1916

On patrol to Fungu Nyama

Lat -5.0, Long 39.4 [approx]

  1.10am: A/c S35W.

  4.10am: A/c S36W.

  7.40am: A/c S.

  3.10pm: Anchored off Fungu Nyama.


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11 April 1916

Fungu Nyama and at sea
Lat -5.0, Long 39.18

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

10.00am: Manoeuvering off Tanga in company with HMAS Pioneer and HMS Laconia.

11.40am: Returned to station.

12.10pm: Anchored 1 mile ESE Ulenge Lt.

  3.07pm: Weighed and proceeded, course S17E.

  4.00pm: A/c S17E.

  7.40pm: Ras Nungwe [now Ras Nungwi] Lt bg S35W.

  8.52pm: Ras Nungwe Lt abeam, 10 miles.


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12 April 1916

At sea

Lat -7.6, Long 39.9 [approx]

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

  2.30am:A/c S5W.

  7.00am: A/c S21E.

12.10pm: Ras Mkumbi Lt [Ras Makumbe in log] bg, S2E.

  1.20pm: A/c S4W.

  1.57pm: Ras Makumbe Lt bg West, 2.4 miles.


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13 April 1916

At sea to Mikindani Bay and at sea

Lat -10.2, Long 40.25 [approx]

  9.15am: Entered Mikindani Bay in company with HMS Vengeance and HMW Pickle.

10.00am: Proceeded to entrance of Mto Mtwara, supporting Pickle.

11.30am: Pickle returned, proceeded towards Mgau Mwania.

  1.30pm: Inspected Mgau Mwania entrance.

  2.00pm: Proceeded on port beam of Vengeance.

  3.00pm: Sighted collier Northumbria.

  4.30pm: Sent whaler to Vengeance for mails etc.

  6.00pm: Proceeded to Kibondo anchorage in company with Northumbria.

  6.30pm: Collier signalled “broken down”. HMS Challenger closed.

  8.00pm: Proceeded towards Kibondo anchorage, Challenger leading with collier astern of Thistle. A/c N15E.


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14 April 1916

At sea to Kisimani anchorage, Mafia I.

Lat -7.96, Long 39.59 [approx]

00.01am: Speeds to escort collier.

  6.00am: Various courses following HMS Challenger to Kisimani anchorage.

  1.55pm: Made fast to collier in Kisimani anchorage. Commenced coaling.

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

  3.00pm: 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 -7.4, Long 39.7 [approx]

  6.30am: Weighed and proceeded, various courses.

  7.00am: A/c N28E.

  7.58am: A/c N16E.

  9.15am: Niororo I. abeam, a/c N9E.

  4.08pm: A/c N.

  6.00pm: A/c N10W.

  9.25pm: Ras Nungwe Lt bg N64E.

10.27pm: Ras Nungwe Lt abeam 10 miles, a/c N10E.


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16 April 1916

At sea to Fungu Nyama

Lat -5.02, Long 39.22

  2.50am: Ras Kegomacha Lt bg N70E.

  3.35am: Ras Kegomacha Lt abeam 12 miles.

  3.45am: A/c S52W.

  5.35am: A/c S30W.

  7.45am: Anchored off Fungu Nyama.


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17 April 1916

Fungu Nyama

Lat -5.02, Long 39.22

  Hands employed as requisite. Ord Sn at instruction.


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18 April 1916

Fungu Nyama and at sea

Lat -5.02, Long 39.22

  3.04pm: HMAS Pioneer anchored.

  3.40pm: Received provisions and stores from Pioneer and two ratings.

  6.30pm: Received fresh provisions from HMW Salamander.

  8.00pm: Weighed and proceeded, various courses.

  9.10pm: A/c S10W.


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19 April 1916

At sea to Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.18

  4.14am: Ras Nungwe Lt bg S11E, a/c S22W.

  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 -6.155, Long 39.19

  6.00am: Weighed and proceeded further inshore, anchored.


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21 April 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  9.05am: Sent three Marines to RN Barracks.


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22 April 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  Cleaning and painting.


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23 April 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  Sunday routine. Landed church parties.

  6.35pm: HMW Fly weighed.

  6.40pm: HMW Childers anchored.


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24 April 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  5.50am: HMW Fly in.

  7.17am: HMS Vengeance in

  4.30pm: HMS Talbot left.

  4.35pm: One rating joined from Vengeance.

  6.00pm: Fly weighed.


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25 April 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

12.40pm: HMS Talbot arrived.

  3.40pm: HMW Pickle arrived.

  5.50pm: Pickle left.


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26 April 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  5.04am: HMS Talbot left.

  8.35am: HMHS Ebani anchored.

  9.00am: Discharged .45 ammunition fillers and belts to HMS Vengeance [these are for Maxim machine guns].

12.20pm: Sent to RN Barracks 12 pdr battery boxes, circuits and pistol grips.

  4.00pm: 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 -6.155, Long 39.19

  7.45am: Watering ship and painting.

  3.00pm: HMW Pickle anchored.

  4.08pm: HMS Vengeance weighed and proceeded.


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28 April 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  3.25am: HMS Talbot weighed and proceeded.

  7.20am: Coaling, received 44 tons.


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29 April 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

10.00am: Tested lifebuoys.

  1.50pm: Water tank alongside.

  5.50pm: HMS Challenger weighed and proceeded.


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30 April 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

00.45am: HMAS Pioneer arrived.

  7.30am: Landed RC Party.

  9.30am: Landed C of E party.

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

11.12am: HMS Challenger arrived.

12.50pm: One rating joined for passage to Hyacinth.

  4.00pm: Weighed and proceeded.

  4.35pm: A/c N8W.

  5.42pm: A/c N7E.

  7.10pm: A/c N27E.


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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 7 June 1916, signed by Cdr Boyes.

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Instrument page, no change.


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1 May 1916

At sea to Maziwi I.

Lat -5.7, Long 39.1 [approx]

  2.20am: Ras Kegomacha Lt bg N69E.

  2.30am: A/c N69E.

  2.38am: Challenged by HMS Hyacinth.

  2.50am: A/c South.

  3.10am: A/c S70W.

  3.20am: A/c S42W.

  5.50am: A/c N83W.

  6.05am: Closed Hyacinth and sent seaboat for provisions.

  7.10am: Proceeded S40W.

  9.30am: A/c S35W.

12.20pm: Altered course to inspect dhow.

  2.40pm: Took dhow in tow.

  3.15pm: Anchored off Maziwi I.


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2 May 1916

At sea to Fungu Nyama.

Lat -4.8, Long 39.4 [approx]

  7.00am: Weighed and proceeded, dhow in tow.

  8.30am: A/c ESE.

  9.30am: Slipped dhow.

10.15am: A/c N11E.

  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 -4.93, Long 39.27

00.05am: HMW Salamander left.

  8.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.15am: Anchored off Mwamba Wamba.


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4 May 1916

Mwamba Wamba, patrol, Fungu Nyama

Lat -4.95, Long 39.3 [approx]

  6.30am: Weighed and proceeded. Broke two capstan bars. Course N13W.

  7.25am: A/c N24E.

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

11.00am: Proceeded S86W.

  4.20pm: Anchored off Fungu Nyama.


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5 May 1916

Fungu Nyama to Mwamba Wamba

Lat -5.0, Long 39.25 [approx]

  8.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

  9.25am: Gun crews at target practice with 1” aiming rifle.

10.15am: Picked up target.

  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]

  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 -5.05, Long 39.25 [approx]

  6.15am: Weighed and proceeded.

  7.45am: HMS Challenger anchored.

  7.55am: Anchored off Fungu Nyama.

10.00am: 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 -4.55, Long 39.5 [approx]

  6.10am: Weighed and proceeded.

  9.30am: Instruction classes, sight setting drills and exercised general fire and collision stations.

11.40am: Stopped and sent letters to HMW Pickle.

  4.00pm: One rating joined from HMW Fly.

  5.35pm: Anchored in Gaze Bay.


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9 May 1916

Gaze Bay to Kilindini

Lat -4.25, Long 39.7 [approx]

  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

  5.15am: Coaling ship, 84 tons.

10.40am: One rating joined for HMS Challenger.

  5.10pm: Weighed and proceeded, courses Southerly.

  6.00pm: A/c S17W.


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11 May 1916

At sea to Kisiti I. and at sea

Lat -4.72, Long 39.38

  3.20am: Ras Kegomacha Lt bg 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, course S37W.

  1.07pm: A/c S84W.

  4.44pm: A/c S53E.

  5.20pm: A/c S.


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12 May 1916

On patrol to Fungu Nyama

Lat -5.13, Long 39.15 [approx]

  5.40am: A/c S57W.

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 -4.08, Long 39.68 [approx]

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

  6.13am: A/c N39E.

10.55am: A/c N14E.

12.35pm: Anchored, Kilindini.

  3.45pm: Coal lighter alongside.


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14 May 1916

Kilindini and at sea

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

  9.45am: Coaling from lighter, 40 tons.

  2.00pm: Surgeon Macdonall relieved Surgeon CS Sprague.

  5.15pm: Weighed and proceeded, courses various.

  6.07pm: A/c S22W.

  6.20pm: A/c S19W.

11.59pm: Ship rolling violently to moderate SW swell.


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15 May 1916

At sea

Lat -5.15, Long 39.4 [approx]

  2.55am: Kegomacha Lt bg S7W.

  3.10pm: A/c S33W.

  4.00am: Ship rolling heavily throughout watch.

  7.00am: A/c S19W.

  8.47am: Ras Kegomacha Lt bg East, 1.5 miles.

10.42am: A/c S25W.

  3.00pm: Matumbe abeam [now Matumbi Makubwa].

  5.55pm: A/c S20W.

  8.20pm: Mwana Mwana Lt bg S24E, 1.6 miles

  8.33pm: Same abeam 0.7 miles, A/c S11E.

10.25pm: Mangopani [now Mangapwani] Lt abeam, 1.1 miles.


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16 May 1916

At sea to Shungumbili I.

Lat -7.05, Long 39.65 [approx]

  1.00am: Rounded Chumbe red buoy, a/c S23W.

  1.45am: Chumbe I. Lt abeam, 1 mile, a/c S35E.

  2.45am: Passed HMS Pioneer steering North.

  6.15am: Makatumbe Is. Lt abeam, 6 miles.

  9.10am: A/c S9E.

10.40am: A/c S5W.

  3.15pm: Niororo I. abeam, 1.6 miles, various courses to anchorage.

  4.15pm: Anchored off Shungumbili I.


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17 May 1916

Shungumbili I. and on patrol

Lat -7.96, Long 39.58 [approx]

  6.00am: Weighed and proceeded, N83W.

  6.49am: A/c S33W.

  7.45am: A/c S22W.

11.50am: Ras Kisimani abeam.

  1.45pm: A/c S20E.

  4.05pm: A/c S9E.

  8.45pm: Stopped starboard engine.

  9.00pm: A/c S43E.


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18 May 1916

On patrol to Tirene Bay

Lat -8.05, Long 39.6 [approx]

  4.00am: Turned ship to N15W.

  6.14am: A/c N33W.

  9.15am: A/c S74W.

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

  1.45pm: Anchored in Tirene Bay.

  5.35pm: SS Barjora anchored.

  6.00pm: One rating joined ship.

  6.30pm: Received provisions and mails from Barjora for fleet.


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19 May 1916

Tirene Bay

Lat -7.91, Long 39.65

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

5.40am: Barjora left.

  9.10am: Weighed and proceeded alongside collier.

11.45am: Finished coaling.

  2.20pm: One stoker rating to HMW Rattler.

  3.30pm: Cast off to anchor, Residency bg S31E.

  4.00pm: HMS Vengeance anchored.

  5.10pm: Rattler proceeded


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20 May 1916

Tirene Bay

Lat -7.91, Long 39.65

11.00am: Received from HMS Vengeance four drill cartridges and illegible.

  2.15pm: HMW Salamander anchored.


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21 May 1916

Tirene Bay

Lat -7.91, Long 39.65

  4.45am: HMS Severn made fast to collier.

  9.45am: Admiral visited ship [RA EFB Charlton, C-in-C Cape of Good Hope Station].

  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 39.45 [approx]

  5.25am: One rating left for hospital.

  5.50am: Cast off and proceeded, various courses through reefs.

10.25am: Simaya I. abeam.

  1.30pm: Jewe Reef.

  4.00pm: Passed HMWs Rattler and Salamander at anchor in Rukyira Bay.

  5.20pm: A/c S18E.


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23 May 1916

Southern Patrol

Lat -10.2, Long 40.23 [approx]

  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, course N40E.

  8.40pm: A/c S43E.

  8.45pm: A/c S86E.

  *Manica, a balloon and seaplane ship, left two anchors behind after running aground on the 20th.


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24 May 1916

At sea to Rovuma Bay and at sea.

Lat -10.4, Long 40.5 [approx]

  2.50am: Steering gear jumped a link. Adjusted same.

  8.00am: Ship rolling violently in confused sea.

10.20am: Fired two rounds practice 4”.

10.45am: A/c S30W.

  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 S87E.

  8.40pm: A/c S43E.

  * The cruiser NRP Adamastor, vide log of HMS Vengeance.


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25 May 1916

On patrol, at Rovuma Bay and on patrol

Lat -10.43, Long 40.48

  4.00am: A/c N35W.

  5.00am: A/c N46W.

  6.30am: A/c N56W.

  7.30am: A/c N66W.

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 N51E.

  9.00pm: A/c N37W.


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26 May 1916

Southern patrol

Lat -10.45, Long 40.5 [approx]

  2.00am: Altered course to S33E.

  6.00am: A/c S.

  7.00am: A/c S45W.

10.00am: Anchored 1.3 miles off Ras Rovuma, bg S62W.

  6.10pm: Weighed and proceeded, course N26E.

  9.00pm: A/c N45W.

11.59pm: A/c S51E.


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27 May 1916

On patrol, at Rovuma Bay and on patrol

Lat -10.43, Long 40.48

  1.50am: Sighted steamer on the port beam going NW.

  1.55am: A/c N50E, 160 revs.

  2.30am: A/c N50W.

  2.58am: A/c S51E.

  4.30am: A/c S26E.

  5.00am: A/c S6W.

  6.00am: A/c S8W.

  9.45am: Anchored in Rovuma Bay.

  6.00pm: Weighed and proceeded, N60E.

  9.00pm: A/c N34W.


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28 May 1916

On patrol

Lat -10.22, Long 40.2

00.30am: A/c S37E.

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

  9.02am: Seaboat away to HMS Manica, returned with bag. Proceeded to Shangani Shoal.

10.00am: Anchored on shoal.

  5.10pm: Weighed and proceeded.

  8.00pm: A/c N44W.

11.00pm: A/c S51E.


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29 May 1916

On patrol

Lat -10.2, Long 40.2 [approx]

  4.30am: A/c N50W.

  6.00am: A/c S30W.

10.00am: Ship circling off Mgau Mwania.

10.45am: Proceeded for Mikindani.

11.00am: A/c S67E.

  1.30pm: Sent boat to HMS Challenger for provisions.

  2.00pm: Anchored, Shangani Shoal.

  5.20pm: Weighed and proceeded, N18W.

  6.20pm: A/c N46W.

  7.00pm: 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 -10.2, Long 40.2 [approx]

00.10am: A/c S51E.

  9.00am: Towed target for HMS Challenger 1” firing practice.

10.00am: Picked up target.

11.20am: Sent seaboat to HMS Manica.

     Noon: A/c N52W.

  1.30pm: Anchored on Nymphe shoal.

  5.50pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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31 May 1916

On patrol

Lat -10.21, Long 40.22 [approx]

  3.00am: 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.

  4.00am: Sounded 2 fathoms aft and 9 feet just abaft the bridge on each side, 11’ for’d. Tide falling fast.

  5.00am: Called away cutter and laid out kedge anchor on port quarter.

  6.00am: Ship’s position Ras Sangamku S24.5E, 1.4 miles.

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

  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.

  5.25pm: Sent seaboat to Talbot.

  6.00pm: Proceeded, N27W.

  8.40pm: A/c N14W.


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LOGS FOR JUNE 1916

[East Africa Patrols]


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

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Dated 6 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 -9.42, Long 39.6

00.10am: Exercised seaboat’s crew.

00.30am: Reduced to 80 revs.

  5.45am: Secure from night defence.

  6.00am: A/c S87W.

  8.00am: Anchored off Kiswere.

  9.30am: Divisions. Prayers.

  9.40am: Small arms coy at drill.

10.00am: Hands employed as requisite.

  2.00pm: Muster for payment.

  5.00pm: Cleared away for night defence.

  5.15pm: Weighed and proceeded, course N85E.

  5.25pm: A/c N64E.

  6.24pm: Darken ship.

  6.50pm: A/c S87E.

  8.10pm: Exercised seaboat’s crew.

  8.40pm: A/c N6E.

10.50am: A/c N49E.

Weather: Southerly winds up to f 3, moderate swell, 74º to 80º F.


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2 June 1916

At sea to Tirene Bay

Lat -8.05, Long 39.6 (estimate)

00.18am: A/c N87E.

  5.10am: A/c N7W.

  5.54am: A/c N21W.

  7.15am: A/c N35W.

  7.30am: Sighted HMS Laconia.

  8.45am: Okuza Island, bg WNW.

11.40am: Mange Beacon.

12.15pm: Passed Kisimani Buoy.

  2.20pm: Made fast to collier Cliftonhall in Tirene Bay.


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3 June 1916

Tirene Bay

Lat -7.91, Long 39.65

  5.25am: Coaling, received 140 tons.

  5.50am: HMW Rattler left.

  3.00pm: Cast off and proceeded, various courses.

  5.40pm: Mange beacon.

  6.10pm: A/c S26E.

  7.45pm: A/c S12E.


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4 June 1916

On patrol

Lat -9.2, Long 39.8 [approx]

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

11.55am: A/c S8E.

  4.00pm: Stopped off Mchinga Bay in company with Talbot.

  5.30pm: Proceeded S17E.

  7.30pm: A/c S51E.

11.00pm: A/c N46W.


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5 June 1916

On patrol

Lat -10.22, Long 40.2

  2.30am: Turned ship to S51E.

  6.35am: A/c S29E.

  7.05am: A/c S14E.

  8.25am: Auxiliary gun crews at 1” AR practice.

10.00am: Anchored, Shangani Shoal.

  6.00pm: Weighed and proceeded, course N1E.

  8.00pm: A/c N46W.

11.45pm: A/c S51E.


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6 June 1916

On patrol

Lat -10.22, Long 40.2

  3.00am: A/c N46W.

  5.00am: Various courses making Mikindani.

10.10am: Anchored, Shangani shoal.

  6.00pm: Weighed and proceeded, course N4W.

  7.40pm: A/c N46W.


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7 June 1916

Night patrol

Lat -9.95, Long 39.75

00.07am: A/c S51E.

  3.00am: A/c N46W.

  5.45am: Secured from night defence, courses for Lindi.

10.05am: Anchored in Lindi Bay.

  6.00pm: Weighed and proceeded, course N75E.

  8.15pm: A/c S51E.


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8 June 1916

Night patrol

Lat -10.27, Long 40.12

00.01am: A/c N46W.

  3.00am: A/c S51E.

  5.00am: A/c S41E.

  6.00am: A/c SSE.

  9.10am: HMS Talbot anchored.

  9.30am: Anchored, Mikindani harbour [vide log of Talbot].

  6.10pm: Weighed and proceeded, course N2E.

  7.30pm: A/c N46W.


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9 June 1916

Night patrol

Lat -10.22, Long 40.2

00.01am: A/c S51E.

  3.00am: A/c N46W.

  4.00am: A/c S51E.

  5.35am: A/c S31E.

  9.20am: General quarters, 4” and 12 pdrs fired 6 rounds per gun.

11.00am: Anchored, Shangani Shoal.

  6.10pm: Weighed and proceeded, course N6E.

  7.30pm: A/c N46W.


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10 June 1916

Night patrol

Lat -10.22, Long 40.2

00.01am: A/c S51E.

  3.00am: A/c N46W.

  5.32am: A/c SSE.

  6.10pm: A/c S4E.

  7.14am: A/c S55W.

  8.40am: Firing practice, four rounds per gun.

10.05am: Anchored, Shangani Shoal.

  6.00pm: Weighed and proceeded, course N6E.


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11 June 1916

Night patrol

Lat -10.22, Long 40.2

00.01am: A/c S51E.

  3.00am: A/c N46W.

  4.30am: Looked into Mikindani Bay.

  7.50am: Anchored, Shangani Shoal.

  8.00pm: Weighed and proceeded, course N8E.

  9.20pm: A/c N46W.


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12 June 1916

Night patrol

Lat -10.2, Long 40.2

  1.20am: A/c S52E.

  5.00am: Courses various making Mikindani.

  7.20am: Anchored Shangani Shoal.

  9.10am: Exercised fire stations and out collision mat. Fired three rounds practice from 12 pdrs.

  8.00pm: Weighed and proceeded, course N8E.

  9.20pm: A/c N46W.


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13 June 1916

Southern patrol

Lat -10.3, Long 40.45 [approx]

  1.20am: A/c S52E.

  5.36am: A/c SSE.

  6.30am: A/c S.

  9.15am: Anchored, Shangani shoal.

  9.30am: Boat from HMS Talbot with provisions.

10.10am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.43am: A/c E.

11.00am: A/c S52E.

     Noon: A/c S40E.

  3.00pm: Inspected Rovuma Bay.

  4.30pm: A/c SSE.

  6.10pm: A/c S45E. Inspected Kionga.

  6.14pm: A/c S24E.

  8.45pm: A/c S21E.

11.59pm: Ship rolling violently.


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14 June 1916

Southern patrol

Lat -10.9, Long 40.6 [approx]

  2.13am: A/c N13W.

  2.40am: A/c N18E.

  4.15am: A/c S21E.

  4.30am: A/c S45E.

  5.30am: A/c W.

  8.00am: Ship rolling violently.

  8.33am: Cape Delgado Lt bg North, a/c S74W.

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

  4.20pm: Weighed and proceeded, courses Northerly.

  4.40pm: A/c N77E.

  5.27pm: Cape Delgado bg N4E, 2.5 miles.

  5.50pm: A/c NNE ship rolling very violently in confused SE sea.

  6.10pm: A/c N8E.

  8.30pm: A/c N53W.


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15 June 1916

On patrol

Lat -9.45, Long 39.9 [approx]

  3.50am: Sighted HMS’ Challenger and Hyacinth.

  4.20am: A/c S15W. Pos. 9º 56’S, 40º 03’E.

  6.30am: Sent boat to Hyacinth.

  9.40am: Hoisted boat and proceeded N10W.

  4.45pm: Kilwa I. bg West, 5 miles, a/c S66E.

  5.30pm: A/c N59W.


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16 June 1916

On patrol and in Tirene Bay

Lat -7.91, Long 39.65

  1.05am: A/c N45E.

  4.30am: A/c N75W.

  5.45am: A/c N63W.

  7.15am: Tutia bg North, 0.25miles. A/c N36W.

  8.00am: Ship rolling heavily in confused sea. A/c N8E.

  8.35am: HMWs Pickle and Fly passed to SW.

  8.51am: Passed Ras Kisimani.

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

  4.30pm: Cast off and proceeded, courses Northerly.

  5.28pm: A/c N7E.

  5.42pm: A/c N14E.

  6.40pm: Niororo I. abeam 2.5 miles, a/c N15E.


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17 June 1916

At sea to Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

00.10am: A/c N34W.

  6.15am: Pungume I. abeam, 1 mile.

  8.15am: Rounded Chumbe Lt.

  9.15am: Anchored, Zanzibar.

10.05am: Discharged one Seedie boy to native hospital.


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18 June 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  Sunday routine.

  3.45pm: HMW Charon* anchored.

10.00pm: HMS Manica anchored.

  *An armed whaler purchased in Durban, ex Eclair.


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19 June 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  2.10pm: HMW Styx arrived.

  3.30pm: HMS Trent arrived.

  4.50pm: HMS Severn anchored.

  5.30pm: Styx left.


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20 June 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  2.30am: HMS Manica proceeded.

  7.15am: HMW Styx anchored.

11.30am: Received stores from HMS Trent.


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21 June 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  9.00am: Painting. Dismounted and remounted after 4” gun.


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22 June 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  9.10am: Painting. Remounted fore 4” gun.


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23 June 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

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 -6.155, Long 39.19

10.15am: 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 -6.155, Long 39.19

  Sunday routine.

  5.35am: HMW Styx left.

  3.35pm: HMW Childers anchored.


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26 June 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  9.40am: HMW Salamander anchored.

  3.00pm: HMW Echo anchored.

  4.35pm: HMS Challenger and Salamander left.


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27 June 1916

Zanzibar and at sea.

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  5.30am: Coaling, 32 tons.

  8.00am: Flagship [HMS Vengeance] weighed and proceeded.

  1.40pm: Six Ascaris boarded for passage.

  3.10pm: One rating returned from hospital.

  5.15pm: Weighed and proceeded, courses Northerly.

  5.40pm: A/c N9W.

  6.55pm: Mangopani Lt abeam, a/c N6E.

  7.10pm: Mwana Mwana Lt bg 18º, a/c N19E.

  8.32pm: A/c N31E, Mwana Mwana Lt abeam, 1 mile.


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28 June 1916

At sea to Kwale Bay

Lat -5.0, Long 39.17

  3.00am: A/c N50E.

  4.00am: A/c S80W.

  8.15am: Anchored off Ulenge Lt, bg S75W 6.5 cables.

  9.05am: Sent six Ascaris to HMS Talbot.

  2.00pm: Steam cutter assisting Talbot to survey shoal.


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29 June 1916

On patrol

Lat -5.27, Long 39.11 [approx]

  5.30am: Weighed and proceeded SW.

  6.15am: A/c S4W.

  6.20am: A/c W.

  6.38am: A/c S32E.

  6.48am: A/c S18W.

  7.34am: A/c S24W.

  9.45am: A/c S73W.

10.00am: Anchored, Fungu Tongone bg N35E, 4.5 miles.

11.25am: HMW Styx weighed.

  5.10pm: Weighed kedge and dropped port bower.


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30 June 1916

On patrol

Lat -5.27, Long 39.11 [approx]

  8.30am: Weighed and proceeded, course S36W.

10.10am: A/c N22E.

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 6 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 39.07

  4.00am: Ship rolling throughout the night.

  6.00am: Secure.

  6.30am: Clean ship.

  9.00am: Weighed and proceeded, course S26W.

11.20am: Anchored off Maziwi I.

  4.30pm: Paid monthly money.

  5.00pm: Evening quarters. Cleared away for night defence.

  6.30pm: Darken ship.

  8.00pm: On lookouts.

Weather: SW’ly breezes f 1-2, dry, 75º to 84º F.


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2 July 1916

Maziwi I. and at sea

Lat -5.5, Long 39.07

  8.05pm: Weighed and proceeded, various courses.

  9.56pm: A/c N63E.


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3 July 1916

At sea to Mansa Bay and Ulenge Lt

Lat -4.95, Long 39.15

  1.55am: Ras Kegomacha Lt bg N40E. A/c N40E.

  2.20pm: A/c S80W.

  7.30am: Stopped off Ulenge Lt, 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 Lt.

  6.55pm: Anchored.


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4 July 1916

Kwale Bay and Mansa Bay

Lat -5.0, Long 39.17

  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 39.2 [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 to anchorage off Kwale Pt.

  7.00am: Landed native troops.

10.15am: Hoisted steam cutter.

10.26am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.14am: A/c S2E.

11.56am: A/c S5W.

12.15pm: Ulenge Pt bg N36W, a/c S36E.

12.30pm: A/c S4W.

  4.05pm: A/c S11E.

  6.10pm: Nungwe Lt bg S23E, a/c S7W.

  8.17pm: A/c S14W, Mwana Lt bg S16E.

  8.46pm: A/c S25W.

10.20pm: Mungopani Lt abeam, 4 cables.

10.36pm: A/c S11E.


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6 July 1916

At sea to Zanzibar and at sea

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

00.30am: Anchored off Zanzibar.

  5.30am: 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.

  6.00pm: Rounded red buoy, a/c N7W.

  7.28pm: Mungopani Lt abeam, a/c N5E.

  9.10pm: Mwana Lt abeam, 1 mile, a/c N30E.


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7 July 1916

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

Lat -5.05, Long 39.1

  2.20am: Ras Kegomacha Lt bg N50E.

  7.39am: Entered Mansa Bay. Sent provisions to Flag [HMS Vengeance] 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 -5.29, Long 39.13 [approx]

  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 bg N41E, 4.75miles.

  2.08pm: HMW Charon anchored.

  2.30pm: Weighed and proceeded.

  7.00pm: Anchored on Flagship [HMS Vengeance] in Tanga Bay.

  9.00pm: Received mails from HMS’ Severn, Talbot and Flag.


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9 July 1916

Tanga Bay to Kilindini

Lat -4.32, Long 39.7 [approx]

  5.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.10am: A/c N33E, Chale Pt N51W.

  2.10pm: Anchored, Kilindini harbour.

  3.00pm: One Seedie boy discharged to hospital.


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10 July 1916

Kilindini and at sea

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

  9.30am: Coaling from lighter.

11.40am: Weighed and proceeded, courses Northerly.

12.40pm: A/c N43E.

  4.00pm: Ship rolling heavily to high SSE swell.

  5.45pm: A/c N49E.

  9.05pm: A/c N63E.

10.10pm: Pos. 2º 43’S, Long 40º 39’E.

11.02pm: Pos. 2º 38’S, Long 40º 47’E.

11.59pm: Ship labouring heavily in high SSE sea.


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11 July 1916

At sea to Kisimayu

Lat -0.6, Long 42.55 [approx]

  5.42am: A/c N23E.

11.55am: A/c N34E.

     Noon: Ship rolling heavily.

  3.40pm: Anchored off Kisimayu.

  4.10pm: Landed Kisimayu mails.


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12 July 1916

Kisimayu

Lat -0.38, Long 42.54

  7.00am: Running lines of soundings from SS Tuna.

10.00am: 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

  3.00pm: HMS Duplex anchored.


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14 July 1916

Kisimayu

Lat -0.38, Long 42.54

  7.00am: Laid out position buoys for self and HMS Duplex.

10.00am: Shifted to new berth. Hands employed with towing wire etc.

11.20am: Read warrant No 13.

  1.50pm: Commenced towing in company with Duplex, tow rope parted, SS 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 SS Tuna in position.

  9.00am: 9 feet least water.

11.25am: 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.

  4.00pm: Ship pitching and labouring heavily in high confused swell.

  4.30pm: A/c S41W.

  8.00pm: Confused sea, heavy swell.

11.59pm: Ship rolling and pitching heavily in high confused sea.


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18 July 1916

At sea

Lat -1.56, Long 41.92

  8.00am: Ship rolling heavily throughout watch.

11.50am: Stopped to attend to steering gear. Ship labouring heavily in high Southerly swell.

  5.40pm: A/c S23W. Labouring heavily.

  8.00pm: Confused sea.


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19 July 1916

At sea

Lat -3.0, Long 40.94

  7.00am: Pos. 2º 44’S DR, 41º 23’E Obs.

  7.42am: A/c S63W.

  8.00am: Rolling very violently to high confused swell.

  4.03pm: A/c S36W.


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20 July 1916

At sea.

Lat -4.3, Long 40.1 [approx]

  4.00am: Rolling heavily, high SSE swell.

12.15pm: A/c S14W.

  4.30pm: Sighted Pemba I., a/c S50W.

  6.10pm: Ras Kegomacha Lt abeam, 3 miles.


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21 July 1916

At sea to Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  2.30am: Ras Nungwe Lt S15E.

  6.00am: Mungopani Lt abeam 5 cables.

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

11.25am: 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 -6.155, Long 39.19

  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 -6.155, Long 39.19

  6.10pm: HMS Manica anchored.


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24 July 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  5.40am: Sent cutter to HMS 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 -6.6, Long 39.25 [approx]

  6.00am: Weighed and proceeded.

     Noon: A/c S27E.

  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 -5.78, Long 38.86

00.01am: Anchored off Mungopani Lt.

  4.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

  8.00am: Anchored off Mkwaja village. Sange Island bg 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 -5.43, 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.

  5.00pm: Weighed and proceeded.

  6.10pm: Anchored off Maziwi I.


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29 July 1916

Maziwi I.

Lat -5.5, Long 39.07

  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]

  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 -5.05, Long 39.1

  8.30am: HMW Prattler weighed and proceeded.

  2.00pm: HMW Salamander weighed and proceeded.


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LOG BOOK FOR AUGUST 1916 MISSING

These are some of the sightings of Thistle observed in other logbooks.


 2nd. 7.15am: Spoke HMS Mersey off Kipumbwe and arrived Sadani 10.00am.

 4th. 6.00am: Left Sadani and 8.30am arrived in Zanzibar.

 5th. 9.45am: Visited Sadani and left at 10.15am.

 8th. 3.25pm: Arrived in Sadani and landed porters.

 9th. 6.40pm: Sighted by HMS Challenger nr Mungopani Lt.

10th. 1.20pm: At anchor off Sadani.

11th. 6.25am: Sailed from Sadani.

13th. 8.20am: Arrived in Sadani, sailed at 4.00pm and at 8.07pm arrived in Zanzibar.

14th. 5.45am: Left Zanzibar, sighted at sea 6.45am and arrived Sadani 9.05am.

18th. 1.25pm: Arrived in Bagamoyo and landed detachments of WIR and Dickson’s Scouts. Left at 4.55pm.

19th. 7.00am: Sighted at sea off Sadani steering Eastwards.

21st. 5.00pm: In Zanzibar, Lt Vaughan joined from HMS Vengeance.

22nd. 6.00am: Sailed from Zanzibar.

24th. 10.30am: Closed HMS Vengeance off Bagamoyo and at 12.48pm sighted at sea by HMS Challenger.

25th. 8.20am: Arrived off Niororo I. anchorage, 10.00am: Proceeded with HMS Rinaldo to Rufiji River and returned to Niororo I.

26th. 4.45am: Arrived in Zanzibar.

30th. 10.00am: Left Zanzibar, 1.15pm, arrived in Bagamoyo.

31st. 8.20am: Bagamoyo, received two Mids from HMS Hyacinth.



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 7 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 -6.6, Long 39.1 [approx]

  6.00am: Hands clean ship.

  7.00am: Received 82 boxes of .303 ammunition from HMS Mersey.

  8.40am: Received horse lighter from tug Helmuth.

  9.10am: Divisions. Prayers.

10.20am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.15am: Course S65E.

11.40am: Shaft on steering gear broke, shipped hand gear.

  1.16pm: Mashinga abeam.

  2.55pm: Steering gear repaired, shipped steam gear.

  4.16pm: A/c S45E.

  5.00pm: Evening quarters.

  6.00pm: Stopped off Fungu Yasin, transferred lighter to Helmuth.

  7.20pm: Anchored on Mkadya Patches [aka Fungu Mkadya reef].

  8.10pm: Darken ship.

10.30pm: Placed position lights.


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2 September 1916

To Mbudya I. and at sea

Lat -6.65, Long 39.25 [approx]

  5.45am: Weighed and proceeded towards Fungu Yasin.

  8.35am: Anchored in T berth.

  1.15pm: Shifted berth to anchor off Mbudya I., bg 234º, 4.25 cables.

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


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3 September 1916

To Msasani Bay

Lat -6.75, Long 39.25

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

  6.20am: Cease fire, proceeded to Msasani Bay.

  8.10am: Anchored, Msasani Bay.


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4 September 1916

Msasani Bay

Lat -6.73, Long 39.27

  5.30am: Flag [HMS Vengeance], HMS Hyacinth and whalers weighed and proceeded.

  2.30pm: SS Montrose, SS Rajput and HMS 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 -6.73, Long 39.27

  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.

  3.51pm: A/c S65E.

  4.30pm: A/c S58E.

  6.00pm: A/c S21E.

10.55pm: Ras Makumbi [Moresby Pt] Lt bg S28E.


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6 September 1916

At sea to Tirene Bay and to Jewe Reef.

Lat -8.00, Long 39.65 [approx]

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

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

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

  9.00am: 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.

  9.00pm: Anchored off West end of Jewe reef, bg N6E, 1.5 miles.

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 -8.75, Long 39.45

  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 bg 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

Ras Miramba

Lat -8.75, Long 39.45

  6.00am: Cast off and anchored off Ras Miramba, bg N31W, 9 cables.


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9 September 1916

To Kilwa Kisiwani

Lat -8.95, Long 39.5

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

  5.40am: Two Carpenter ratings joined from Flag.

  6.10am: A/c N75E.

  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 -8.95, Long 39.5

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

10.00am: 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 -8.87, Long 39.57

10.25am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.18am: Crossed Rukyira Bar.

  2.50pm: Anchored near HMS Himalaya.

  4.05pm: 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 -9.27, Long 39.94

  1.30am: Weighed and proceeded, course N75E.

  2.29am: A/c S87E.

  4.00am: A/c S29E.

  7.35am: A/c S15E.

  4.45pm: A/c S20E.

  6.00pm: A/c S67E.

  7.00pm: Closed HMS Princess and followed her into Mikindani Bay.

10.00pm: Stopped to communicate with Princess.

11.30pm: Proceeded.


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13 September 1916

At sea to Mikindani Bay

Lat -10.27, Long 40.12

00.01am: Sangamku bg S46E, a/c S86E. Various courses steaming in a circle.

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

  6.30am: Secure.

  7.50am: Closed HMS Princess.

  9.10am: Hands to action stations entering Mikindani Bay.

  9.25am: Anchored Mikindani harbour.

  3.00pm: Discharged provisions to Princess.


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14 September 1916

Mikindani

Lat -10.27, Long 40.12

  6.15am: Flag and HMS Manica weighed.

10.00am: 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 -10.08, Long 39.95

  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 -9.95, Long 39.75

  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.

  6.00pm: Recalled by Flag.

  7.35pm: Anchored off Lindi Town.


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17 September 1916

Lindi to Mikindani Bay and at sea

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

  7.10am: HMW Echo left.

11.15am: HMW Pickle anchored.

12.30pm: Weighed and proceeded N30E.

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

10.36pm: Cast off and proceeded.


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18 September 1916

At sea to Kiswere

Lat -9.42, Long 39.6

  5.00am: 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 -6.75, Long 39.6 [approx]

  4.00am: Pos. 7º 45’S, 40º 10.75’E.

  9.40am: Ras Kanze Lt bg S82W(t).

  3.40pm: Chumbe bg East, 0.75 miles.

  4.55pm: Anchored in Zanzibar harbour.


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20 September 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  6.15am: HMW Styx anchored.

  7.55am: Flagship [HMS Vengeance] anchored.

  2.00pm: HMS Hyacinth anchored.

  2.20pm: Discharged one rating to hospital.

  2.45pm: HMS Trent anchored.

  2.55pm: HMS Himalaya anchored.


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21 September 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  9.45am: Two ratings discharged to hospital.

11.00am: HMS Hyacinth left.

  4.50pm: Two ratings joined ship.

  6.20pm: Liberty men returned, two absentees.

  7.00pm: Absentees returned.


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22 September 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  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.

11.00pm: HMW Salamander left.


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23 September 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

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

  7.40am: HMW Prattler sailed.

  8.40am: Four spars received from dockyard.

  9.00am: Captain attended Court Martial on HMS Himalaya.


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24 September 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  5.50am: Coaling ship, 120 tons.

  6.30pm: Two ratings returned from hospital.


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25 September 1916

Zanzibar and at sea

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  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: Pos. 6º 31’S, 39º 28.5’E.

  5.05pm: Makatumbe Lt 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 -7.91, Long 39.65

  2.45am: Moresby Pt Lt bg 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 -7.67, Long 39.49

  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.

   *There are at least three Kwale Islands, this is presumably the Southernmost.


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28 September 1916

Koma I.

Lat -7.55, Long 39.38

  6.40am: Discharged mails to HMW Fly.


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29 September 1916

Koma I. to Kwale I.

Lat -7.45, 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 -7.55, Long 39.38

  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 17 November 1916, signed by Cdr Boyes.

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Instrument page, no change.


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1 October 1916

Koma I. and to Tirene Bay

Lat -7.68, Long 39.62

  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, N33W 11 cables from Tirene Residency.

  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]

  7.10am: HMS Trent with C-in-C [RA Charlton] anchored.

  7.30am: HMW Fly left.

10.00am: Weighed and proceeded.

  1.55pm: Okuza I. abeam 6.5 miles.

  2.34pm: Simaya I. abeam 0.5 miles.

  6.00pm: Anchored off Kilwa Kivinje.


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3 October 1916

Kilwa Kivinje to Mchinga Bay

Lat -9.1, Long 39.65 [approx]

  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.

  3.00pm: 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 -9.98, Long 39.72

  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 -9.98, Long 39.72

  9.20am: Hands housing fore and main topmasts.


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6 October 1916

Lindi

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

  7.30am: HMS Princess anchored.

  3.15pm: HMW Styx arrived.


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7 October 1916

Lindi

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

11.20am: HMW Styx anchored.

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


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8 October 1916

Lindi and at sea

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

  6.00am: HMW Styx left.

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

  9.45am: Styx returned.

  2.00pm: Steam cutter and whaler returned.

  5.25pm: Weighed and proceeded.

  5.45pm: Discharged one rating to HMS Princess. Proceeded N67E.

  6.30pm: Ras Banura bg (approx) N35W.

  7.10pm: A/c N9E.


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9 October 1916

At sea to Kilwa Kisiwani

Lat -8.95, Long 39.5

  2.35am: A/c S15E.

  4.48am: A/c N54W. Various courses for Kilwa Kisiwani.

  7.30am: Made fast to collier [probably SS Glencluny] in Kilwa Kisiwani harbour. Commenced coaling.

  3.00pm: Finished coaling, 154.6 tons in bunkers.


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10 October 1916

Kilwa Kisiwani

Lat -8.95, Long 39.5

  2.00pm: 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 -9.16, Long 39.72

  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..

  9.50am: Course S34E.

11.03am: Kivurugu Islets bg S56W, 9 cables, a/c S31E.

  8.00pm: A/c S52E.


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12 October 1916

At sea

Lat -11.69, Long 40.81

  4.15am: Course South.

  5.15am: A/c S10W.

  8.00am: Pos. 11º 05’S, 40º 49.25’E.

10.25am: Tambuzi Island [Ilha Tambuzi] bg N58.5W, 9 miles.

11.55am: Steering gear defective.

     Noon: Course and DMG: S23E, 165 miles.

12.10pm: Steering gear correct.

  1.30pm: Mercurial barometer broken.

  2.00pm: Fired one round blank to attract […] attention.

  6.23pm: Pos. 12º 40’S, 40º 55’E. A/c S5E.


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13 October 1916

At sea

Lat -15.47, Long 40.85

  Courses West of South all day.

     Noon: Course and DMG: South, 227 miles.


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14 October 1916

At sea

Lat -18.65, Long 39.59

  Courses Southwards all day.

     Noon: Course and DMG: S21W, 205 miles.

  6.45pm: A/c S26E. Pos. 19º 41’S, Long 39º 23’E.


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15 October 1916

At sea

Lat -21.79, Long 40.54

  4.55am: Pos. 21º 06’S, 40º 35’E.

  8.00am: Pos. 12º 35’S, 40º 33’E.

     Noon: Course and DMG: S16E, 195 miles.

  2.54pm: A/c S35E. Pos. 22º 07’S, 40º 06.5’E.

  4.35pm: Stopped, sent away seaboat.

  6.30pm: Hoisted seaboat, proceeded along coast.


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16 October 1916

At sea

Lat -23.25, Long 38.34

  8.00am: Pos. 23º 09’S, 38º 46.5’E.

     Noon: Course and DMG: S66W, 175 miles.

  3.30pm: Pos. 23º 28’S, 37º 45’E DR.


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17 October 1916

At sea

Lat -25.09, Long 35.05

00.01am: A/c S74W.

  4.30am: A/c S54W.

  7.00am: A/c S74W.

  8.00am: Ship labouring heavily throughout watch [steaming into SSW f 5].

     Noon: Course and DMG: S86.5W, 180 miles. Ship rolling very heavily [wind now SE f 4, with corresponding seas]. A/c S82W.


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18 October 1916

At sea to Lourenço Marques [now Maputo]

Lat -25.98, Long 32.65

  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 -27.42, Long 32.97

  1.00am: A/c S29E.

  1.40am: A/c S5W.

  2.45am: A/c S8W.

  4.00am: Ship rolling violently at times in confused sea.

     Noon: Course and DMG: various, 120 miles.

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

  2.30pm: Proceeded.

  3.30pm: Pos. 27º 39’S, Long 33º 03.75’E. [Lat incorrectly 7 39S in log.]

11.00pm: St Lucia Lt abeam, 11 miles.


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20 October 1916

At sea to Port Natal [Durban]

Lat -29.67, Long 31.32

  5.45am: Port Durnford Lt bg N50W.

     Noon: Course and DMG: S58W, 164 miles.

  1.00pm: Various courses for North entrance to harbour.

  3.35pm: Pilot boarded, proceeded in.

  4.25pm: Fast alongside quay.

  6.45pm: Landed four prisoners and escort


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21 October 1916

Durban [dry dock]

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  9.45am: Tug fast alongside.

10.05am: Entered floating dock.

11.00am: Ship took blocks.

  1.45pm: Hands mustered for monthly payment. General leave to watch for four days.


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22 October 1916

Durban [dry dock]

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  Sunday routine.


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23 October 1916

Durban [dry dock]

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  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, for inspection and maintenance.]


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24 October 1916

Durban [dry dock]

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  Hands employed cleaning out chain locker. [A nasty job at any time, entering the chain locker to clean it out, derust it and paint it. This is often done by defaulters or the Seedie boys.]


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25 October 1916

Durban [dry dock]

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  Hands employed as requisite.


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26 October 1916

Durban [dry dock]

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  Hands employed as requisite.


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27 October 1916

Durban [dry dock]

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

     Noon: Read warrants 16,17,18 and 19.

  6.15pm: Prisoners and escort left ship.


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28 October 1916

Durban [dry dock]

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  1.25pm: Marine escort returned.


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29 October 1916

Durban [dry dock]

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  Sunday routine.


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30 October 1916

Durban [dry dock]

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

10.30am: One rating discharged to hospital.


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31 October 1916

Durban [dry dock]

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

10.45am: Discharged one rating to hospital.

10.00pm: 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 -29.87, Long 31.02

  6.30am: Clean ship.

  7.30am: Dockyard men onboard*.

11.40am: Left floating dock.

  1.15pm: Paid monthly payment.

  1.45pm: Hands employed as requisite.

  4.30pm: Landed libertymen.

  5.30pm: Evening quarters. Exercised fire stations.

Weather: Light breezes, rain at times, 64º to 70º F.

  *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. Captains often take a spot of leave.


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2 November 1916

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  7.30am: Dockyard men onboard.

10.20am: One rating discharged to hospital.


3 November 1916

Page for 3 November missing, possibly missed during scanning.

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02


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4 November 1916

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  7.30am: Dockyard men onboard.


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5 November 1916

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  8.05am: Dockyard men onboard.


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6 November 1916

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  7.30am: Dockyard men onboard.


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7 November 1916

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  7.30am: Dockyard men onboard.


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8 November 1916

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  7.30am: Dockyard men onboard.

  3.30pm: Coolies shifting coal from bunkers.


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9 November 1916

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  7.30am: Dockyard men onboard.

  9.55am: Received two bags of mail.


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10 November 1916

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  7.30am: Dockyard men onboard.


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11 November 1916

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  7.30am: Dockyard men onboard.

  2.00pm: Surgeon Young joined.

  5.30pm: One rating to hospital.


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12 November 1916

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  Sunday routine.


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13 November 1916

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  7.30am: Dockyard men onboard.


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14 November 1916

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  7.30am: Dockyard men onboard.

10.00am: Received three cases and five packages from railway, Engineer’s and general stores.

  1.25pm: HMS Hyacinth anchored.


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15 November 1916

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  7.30am: Dockyard men onboard.


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16 November 1916

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  7.30am: Dockyard men onboard.

  9.45am: Eng. Lt Anderson joined from HMS Hyacinth.

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

  2.50pm: Artificer Engineer Mr Irvine left to join Hyacinth.


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17 November 1916

Durban [dry dock]

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  7.00am: Proceeded into dry dock, with pilot and tug.

  9.00am: Dock dry.

  9.10am: Four ratings joined from HMS Hyacinth.

10.30am: Hyacinth left.


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18 November 1916

[18 September in log]

Durban [dry dock]

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

12.45am: Dockyard men finished repairs to galley.


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19 November 1916

Durban [dry dock]

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  Sunday routine.


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20 November 1916

Durban [dry dock]

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  7.30am: Dockyard men onboard.


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21 November 1916

Durban [dry dock]

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  7.30am: Dockyard men onboard.


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22 November 1916

Durban [dry dock]

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  7.30am: Dockyard men onboard.


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23 November 1916

Durban [dry dock]

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  7.30am: Dockyard men onboard.


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24 November 1916

Durban [dry dock]

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  7.30am: Dockyard men onboard.


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25 November 1916

Durban [dry dock]

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  7.30am: Dockyard men onboard.

  4.30pm: Two ratings returned from hospital.


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26 November 1916

Durban [dry dock]

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  Sunday routine.


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27 November 1916

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  7.30am: 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 -29.87, Long 31.02

  7.30am: Dockyard men onboard.


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29 November 1916

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  7.30am: Dockyard men onboard.

11.55am: Escort and three ratings joined ship.


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30 November 1916

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02
  7.30am: Dockyard men onboard.

12.05pm: 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 16 January, 1917 and signed by Cdr Boyes.

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Instrument page, no changes.


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1 December 1916

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  6.30am: Hands clean ship etc.

  7.30am: Dockyard men onboard.

  9.00am: Hands employed as requisite.

12.35pm: Muster for payment.

  4.30pm: Landed libertymen.

  5.30pm: Evening quarters, exercised fire stations.

  Sick list: 0.

Weather: Winds East or NE, f 1-3, cloudy, 70º to 78º F.


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2 December 1916

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  7.30am: Dockyard men onboard.


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3 December 1916

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  7.00am: Painters onboard.

  8.20am: Landed RC party.

10.30am: Landed C of E and Non-conformist parties.


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4 December 1916

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  7.30am: Dockyard men onboard.

12.45 pm: Shifted berth.


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5 December 1916

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  Hands employed as requisite.


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6 December 1916

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  7.30am: Dockyard men onboard.


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7 December 1916

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  7.30am: Dockyard men onboard.


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8 December 1916

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  7.30am: Dockyard men onboard.

  6.15pm: Prisoner and escort left ship.


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9 December 1916

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  7.30am: Dockyard men onboard.


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10 December 1916

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  Sunday routine.

  7.30am: Dockyard men onboard.


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11 December 1916

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  7.30am: Dockyard men onboard.


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12 December 1916

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  7.30am: Dockyard men onboard.

  6.15pm: Discharged one Seedie boy to hospital.


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13 December 1916

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  7.30am: Dockyard men onboard.

  2.30pm: Received Engineer’s and Carpenter’s stores.


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14 December 1916

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  7.30am: Dockyard men onboard.

  8.00am: Commenced coaling ship, 160 tons.

  4.30pm: Finished coaling.


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15 December 1916

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  7.30am: Dockyard men onboard.

12.35pm: Shifted berth.

  2.00pm: 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 -29.87, Long 31.02

  1.45am: Escort and rating returned from Simonstown.

  7.00am: Started steam trial alongside quay.

  7.50am: Stopped engines.

  3.45pm: Received stores on board.


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17 December 1916

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  7.00am: Started main engine. Dockyard men on board.


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18 December 1916

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  7.30am: Dockyard men onboard.

  9.45am: Proceeded to sea for steam trial.

11.45am: Secured alongside quay.

  3.00pm: Received 6 tons of coal.


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19 December 1916

Durban and at sea

Lat -29.86, Long 31.06

  7.50am: Secured to buoy in mid stream.

10.35am: Two absentees came aboard.

11.10am: Slipped buoy and proceeded.

  5.20pm: Rigged sounding boom.

  7.17pm: Durnford light abeam.

  9.25pm: C St Lucia Lt bg N25E.


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20 December 1916

At sea

Lat -27.39, Long 33.4 DR

00.15am: C St Lucia Lt abeam, 12 miles.

  8.00am: Pos. DR 27º 30S, 33º 06E.

12.30pm: A/c N61E.

  6.30pm: A/c N59E.

  7.00pm: Passed SS Seang Bee.

  8.00pm: DR 26º 33S, 31º 06’E.


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21 December 1916

At sea

Lat -25.72, Long 35.34

  4.55am: Stopped starboard engine for adjustments.

  6.20am: Adjustments complete.

  9.15am: A/c N32E.

12.10pm: A/c N22E.

  4.00pm: A/c N34E.

  6.00pm: Zavora Pt Lt bg N11E.

10.08pm: Same abeam, 6 miles, a/c N46E.


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22 December 1916

At sea

Lat -23.32, Long 35.8

  4.50am: A/c N9E.

     Noon: Course and DMG: various, 144 miles.

  4.30pm: A/c N20E.

11.00pm: Cape Bazaruto Lt bg N30W.


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23 December 1916

At sea

Lat -20.32, Long 35.14

00.30am: C Bazaruto Lt abeam, 23 miles app. A/c N10W.

  7.45am: A/c N24W.

11.50am: A/c N14W.

     Noon: Course and DMG: various, 198 miles.

  1.55pm: Pilot boarded.

  3.30pm: Anchored off Beira.

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

  5.15pm: Water tank alongside.


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24 December 1916

Beira and at sea towards Kilwa Kisiwani

Lat -19.81, Long 34.83

  4.00pm: Pilot boarded, weighed and proceeded.

  6.20pm: Dropped pilot. Course N69E.


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25 December 1916

At sea

Lat -18.94, Long 37.03

  8.00am: Pos. 19º 06’S, 36º 35’E.

11.20am: Seedie boy Jai Bin Torbeto died.

     Noon: DMG: 144 miles.

12.10pm: A/c N56E.

  2.00pm: Stopped engines for burial of Seedie boy Jai Bin Torbeto in 18º 46’S, 37º 17’E.

  5.15pm: A/c N65E.


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26 December 1916

At sea

Lat -17.34, Long 39.44

  8.00am: Pos. 17º 34’S, Long 39º 11’E.

  9.45am: Casuarina I. [Ilha Casuarina] bg N4W.

10.29am: Same abeam bg N26W.

     Noon: Course and DMG: N55E, 170 miles. A/c N48E.

  5.00pm: Hurd I. [now Ilha Nejovo] bg N15W, 15 miles app.

  6.00pm: Same bg N31W, 12 miles. Sailing ship on Michael reef [now Baixo Miguel].

  6.17pm: A/c N56E.


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27 December 1916

At sea

Lat -15.14, Long 40.82

  4.20am: A/c N13E.

  8.00am: Pos. 15º 23’S, 41º 00’E.

  9.35am: A/c N8E.

     Noon: Course and DMG: various, 164 miles.

  4.10pm: A/c N6E.


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28 December 1916

At sea

Lat -12.85, Long 40.95

  8.00am: Pos. 12º 16’S, Long 41º 00’E.

  9.00am: A/c N29W.

     Noon: DMG: 142 miles.

12.17pm: A/c N12W.

  2.53pm: A/c N7E.

  3.55pm: A/c N14E.


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29 December 1916

At sea

Lat -10.65, Long 40.97

  8.00am: Pos. 11º 31’S, Long 40º 52’E.

  9.00am: A/c N12W.

     Noon: Course and DMG: North, 132 miles. A/c N29W.

  6.00pm: Reduced to 140 revs [5-6 knots].


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30 December 1916

At sea to Kilwa Kisiwani

Lat -8.95, 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 -8.33, Long 39.64

  6.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

  7.10am: Course N81E.

10.28am: Fanjove Lt bg 264º, 3.5 miles.

12.33pmn: Okuza I. bg 262º, 3 miles.

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


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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 7 February 1917, signed by Cdr Boyes.

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Instruments, no change.


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1 January 1917

Shungumbili to Hatambura I. and Koma I.

Lat -7.48, Long 39.4 [approx]

  6.00am: Weighed and proceeded.

  9.12am: Anchored, Hatambura I. bg S36E(t), 3.25 miles.

  5.18pm: Weighed and proceeded.

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

  6.50pm: Muster for payment.

  7.00pm: Clear away for night defence. Darken ship.

  Sick list: 1.

Weather: NE breezes f 1-3, dry, temperatures in the 80ºs F.


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2 January 1917

Koma I. to Simba Uranga

Lat -7.55, Long 39.38

  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 -7.63, Long 39.68

  8.47am: Weighed and proceeded.

  9.30am: Dropped target for 1” firing practice.

12.10pm: Anchored off Niororo I.

  1.50pm: HMW Salamander passed South.

  5.00pm: 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 -7.55, Long 39.38

  5.00am: 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 -7.55, Long 39.38

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 39.45 [approx]

  5.45am: Weighed and proceeded.

  7.35am: Anchored off North end of Niororo I.

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.

  6.00pm: Turned ship and proceeded back.

  6.25pm: Anchored.


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7 January 1917

Rufiji Delta to Koma I. and return

Lat -7.55, Long 39.38

  6.00am: Weighed and proceeded.

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

  9.15am: Sent away steam cutter manned and armed.

  9.45am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.30am: Anchored off Koma I.

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.

  8.00am: 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 -8.42, Long 39.31

  8.45am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.35am: Anchored, Ras Fungu [Now Ras Samanga Fungu] bg S65W,1.5 miles.

  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 -7.63, Long 39.68

  5.00am: Hands coal ship.

  6.27am: HMS Himalaya arrived.

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

  9.15am: HMW Fly fast to collier.

10.50am: Finished coaling.

11.59am: One interpreter Seedie boy joined ship.

  2.10pm: Cast off and proceeded, N69W.

  5.13pm: Anchored Ras Fungu bg 340.5º, 1.4 miles.


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12 January 1917

Ras Fungu

Lat -8.42, Long 39.31

  9.30am: HMW Pickle anchored.

11.25am: HMW Fly anchored.


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13 January 1917

Ras Fungu

Lat -8.42, 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 -8.42, 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 -8.42, 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, bg 238º 6 miles.


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16 January 1917

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

Lat -7.55, Long 39.38

  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 -6.82, Long 39.29 1

  5.05am: Two officers and two Askaris embarked.

  5.15am: Weighed and proceeded.

  7.15am: Ras Kanzi Lt bg N6W.

  8.39am: Ras Kanzi bg West, 1.5 miles.

  9.15am: Observed HMW Fly bound South.

11.04am: Makatumbe Lt abeam 6 cables.

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

  1.00pm: 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 -6.155, Long 39.19

  8.20am: OOG from HIMS Calabria visited.

11.00am: 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 -6.155, Long 39.19

  9.00am: Plumber from HMS 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 -6.155, Long 39.19

  5.50am: Commenced coaling.

  1.55pm: Finished coaling.

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

  5.55pm: HMWs Charon and Styx left.


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21 January 1917

Zanzibar and at sea towards Lindi

Lat -6.82, Long 39.54

  6.25am: Weighed and proceeded.

  7.37am: A/c S26E.

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

11.00am: Makatumbe Lt bg S23W(m), 7 miles. A/c S30E.

  5.30pm: Moresby Pt Lt bg S7.5E(m).

  8.00pm: Moresby Pt Lt abeam, 5 miles.

10.00pm: Passed HMW Pickle bound North.


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22 January 1917

At sea to Lindi Bay

Lat -9.4, Long 39.9 [approx]

  5.50am: A/c S18W.

11.00am: HMS Rinaldo passed bound North.

  2.19pm: A/c S10W.

  3.11pm: A/c S5E.

  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

Lat -10.10, Long 40.1 [approx]

  2.15am: Weighed and proceeded.

  7.20am: Anchored in Mikindani Bay.

  9.10am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.14am: Ras Sangamku bg S46E, a/c N46W.

     Noon: A/c N70W.

  2.00pm: Anchored in Lindi River.

  4.30pm: HMS Talbot anchored.


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24 January 1917

Lindi River

Lat -10.00, Long 39.72

  Hands employed as requisite.


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25 January 1917

Lindi River

Lat -10.00, 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 -10.00, Long 39.72

  4.35am: Cleared for action.

  5.10am: Adjutant of WIR [West Indian Regiment] boarded.

  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, Fort bg 303º.


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27 January 1917

Lindi

Lat -10.00, 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 -10.00, 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 [approx]

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

10.10am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.12am: Ras Banura bg N88W, 2 miles, a/c N9E.

  3.00pm: Passed HMS Manica Southbound.

  6.30pm: Sighted HMS Challenger Southbound.

  7.43pm: A/c N13E.


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30 January 1917

At sea to Tirene Bay and Salim Bank

Lat -7.91, Long 39.65

  3.40am: Moresby Pt Lt bg N15W, 17 miles.

  5.42am: Moresby Pt Lt bg 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 -8.55, Long 39.6 [approx]

  6.00am: Weighed and proceeded.

  9.22am: Okuza I. bg S48W(m), 4 miles, a/c S7W.

11.09am: Fanjove bg S48W(m), 6.5 miles, a/c S13W.

  3.15pm: Anchored, Kilwa Kiswani, 3.75 cables from the fort.


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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 4 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 -8.95, Long 39.5

  6.00am: Clean ship.

  9.10am: Divisions, prayers.

  3.55pm: HMW Childers anchored.

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

  5.00pm: Muster for payment.

  5.20pm: Talbot, Childers and HMW Prattler sailed. Cleared for action.

  6.00pm: Drew fires in steam cutter, darkened ship and prepared for night defence.

Weather: Light breezes from the North, clear at first but overcast in the pm, 79º to 85º F.


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2 February 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani and on patrol

Lat -8.94, Long 39.57 [approx]

10.00am: Weighed and closed ferry.

10.37am: Proceeded.

11.20am: Stopped and sent boat to HMW Salamander.

11.45am: Proceeded N35E. Ras Matuso bg N19W(m), 2.9 miles.

  3.30pm: A/c S35W.

  5.15pm: A/c S5W. Passed SS Pemba*.

  6.10pm: Ras Kipakoni bg S88W, 5.25 miles, a/c N45E.

  *1910, 533 grt, formerly the French SS Robert-Suzanne.


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3 February 1917

Patrolling

Lat -8.95, Long 39.52

  1.00am: A/c S16W.

  9.30am: Anchored, W end of Castle Islet bg S42W.

  5.00pm: Weighed and proceeded.

  5.30pm: Balozi Spit, a/c S71E.

  6.00pm: Ras Matuso bg N18W(m), 2.1 miles. A/c S71E.


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4 February 1917

Patrolling

Lat -8.95, Long 39.5

  1.00am: Course S48W.

  5.45am: Pos. 8º 43’S, 39º 41’E, a/c S20W.

  6.49am: A/c S35W.

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

  1.10pm: Observed HMT Huntscliff*.

  5.19pm: Weighed and proceeded.

  6.00pm: Ras Kivurugu bg S5E, a/c N45E.

11.30pm: A/c S13W.

  *Formerly SS Rufidji, Woermann Line, 1911, 5,442 grt.


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5 February 1917

At sea to Kilwa Kisiwani

Lat -8.95, Long 39.5

  2.25am: Steering gear jambed on starboard helm.

  5.30am: A/c S20W.

  5.55am: A/c S30W.

  7.45am: Stopped, communicated with HMW Pickle. A/c North, 160 revs, then various courses for Kilwa Kisiwani harbour.

12.05pm: Anchored off ferry pier, Kilwa Kisiwani.


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6 February 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani and on night patrol

Lat -8.95, Long 39.5

  5.00pm: Weighed and proceeded, course N45E.

  5.32pm: Balozi Spit, various courses round reef.

  7.00pm: A/c N45E.


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7 February 1917

At sea to Kilwa Kisiwani and at sea.

Lat -8.95, Long 39.5

  7.50am: Anchored, Castle bg 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 -8.95, Long 39.5

  6.45am: Closed HMT Huntscliff.

  9.00am: Steering gear jambed hard starboard.

  9.15am: Anchored, Kilwa Kisiwani.

  4.00pm: HMW Childers anchored.

  5.00pm: Weighed and proceeded, courses Northerly.


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9 February 1917

At sea to Kilwa Kisiwani

Lat -8.95, Long 39.5

  8.10am: Anchored, Kilwa Kisiwani.

12.15pm: HMT Huntscliff left.


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10 February 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani

Lat -8.95, Long 39.5

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

Lat -9.6, Long 39.9 [approx]

  2.00am: A/c S27W.

  6.30am: A/c N11W.

  7.06am: A/c S16W.

  9.15am: A/c S65E, Ras Matuso bg 291º, 8.5 miles.

Entries for pm illegible, water damage, but appears to have anchored about 5.00pm in Lindi bay.


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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

Lat -9.3, Long 39.7 [approx]

  6.35am: HMS Rinaldo anchored.

  7.10am: Weighed and proceeded.

  2.15pm: Made fast to collier Polvena*, Kilwa Kisiwani.

  *formerly SS Trifels, Hansa Line, 1904, 4,174 grt.


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15 February 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani

Lat -8.95, Long 39.5

  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 -8.95, Long 39.5

  4.30am: HMW Fly left.

  5.00pm: Landed bathing party.


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17 February 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani

Lat -8.95, Long 39.5

  4.30pm: Cast off from collier and anchored.

  5.00pm: 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.

  9.00am: HMW Fly arrived, discharged mails and left.

  6.00pm: Weighed and proceeded, course N23E.


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19 February 1917

At sea to Niororo I. and at sea

Lat -7.63, Long 39.68

  4.20am: Moresby Pt bg 310º, 4 miles, a/c N87W.

  4.51am: Same bg 225º, a/c S85.5W.

  6.58am: Shungmbili bg S63W.

  8.00am: Anchored off Niororo I., N end bg N69E, 1/3 mile.

10.10am: HMS Mersey left.

12.45pm: Salamander anchored.

  6.10pm: Weighed and proceeded.

  7.45pm: A/c S88E.

  9.33pm: A/c N5E Moresby Pt abeam, 6 miles.

11.59pm: A/c S3W.


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20 February 1917

At sea to Zanzibar

Lat -6.28, Long 39.17 [approx]

12.40am: Signalled SS Lynton Grange [Linton Grange in log] steering North.

  5.45am: A/c N31W.

  9.43am: A/c N38W.

10.58am: A/c N33W., W end of Kwale I, bg 30º, 2 miles.

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 -6.155, Long 39.19

10.00am: Discharged two ratings to hospital.

11.30am: Received stores for HMS Talbot.


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22 February 1917

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

11.59am: Canteen manager and all stores left ship.

  8.40pm: Weighed and proceeded.

  9.30pm: Chumbe Lt bg 72º, a/c S45W.

10.45pm: A/c E.

11.35pm: A/c S57E.


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23 February 1917

At sea to Niororo I. and at sea

Lat -7.63, Long 39.68

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

10.10am: Anchored off Niororo I.

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

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

  1.20pm: Salamander sailed.

  4.15pm: Prattler left.

  6.00pm: 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 -7.73, Long 39.75

  7.45am: Anchored off Barakuni I.

  6.00pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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25 February 1917

At sea to Niororo I.

Lat -7.63, Long 39.68

  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 -7.63, Long 39.68

  6.00pm: Weighed and proceeded.

  6.30pm: A/c N77E.

  7.45pm: A/c East.

  9.25pm: Moresby Pt abeam, a/c N5E.

11.06pm: Sighted HMHS Delta*

  *Delta, 1905, 8,089 grt, a P & O liner both before and after the war.


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27 February 1917

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

Lat -7.63, Long 39.68

00.20am: A/c S15E.

  5.30am: Sighted HMS Princess.

  6.00am: 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.

  6.25pm: A/c N77E,

  9.22pm: A/c North.

11.00pm: Moresby Pt Lt dipped, a/c South.


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28 February 1917

Moresby Point night patrol

Lat -7.63, Long 39.68

  1.20am: A/c North.

  2.30am: Various courses inspecting steamer.

  3.00am: A/c West.

  4.06am: A/c S52W.

  5.00am: A/c S82W.

  7.20am: Anchored, Niororo I.

  6.10pm: Weighed and proceeded.

  8.50pm: A/c N.

  9.30pm: A/c N19W.

10.22pm: Moresby Pt Lt dipped, a/c S5E.


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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 21 April 1917, signed by Cdr Boyes.

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1 March 1917

At sea to Zanzibar and towards Kilwa Kisiwani

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

00.10am: Exercised seaboat’s crew.

  3.50am: Slowed.

  4.05am: A/c N42W. Exercised seaboat’s crew.

  5.45am: A/c N23W.

  6.00am: A/c N19W, Mbudya bg S76W, 5.75 miles. Hands clean ship.

  9.00am: Chumbe Lt bg E, 0.75 miles, various courses.

  9.18am: Passed red buoy.

  9.40am: Anchored Zanzibar. Discharged S/Lt Brooke to hospital.

11.25am: One WO joined ship [name illegible, water damage].

12.20pm: Drew fires in steam cutter.

  1.30pm: One rating joined ship from hospital.

  2.00pm: Weighed and proceeded, S3W.

  2.45pm: Red buoy, A/c S14W.

  3.14pm: Chumbe abeam, 0.5 miles, a/c S33E.

  5.00pm: Evening quarters, cleared away for night defence.

  5.40pm: A/c S25E.

  7.00pm: Sighted and challenged HMS Talbot.

  Sick list: 4.

Weather: Various breezes f 1-2, overcast in the morning with showers, 79º to 83º F.


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2 March 1917

At sea to Kilwa Kisiwani

Lat -8.4, Long 39.8 [approx]

00.45am: Moresby Pt bg S22E.

00.50am: A/c S43E.

  2.38am: Moresby Pt abeam, 5 miles.

  3.55am: A/c S26W.

11.00am: A/c S30W.

  3.00pm: Various courses, entering Kilwa Kisiwani.

  5.00pm: Made fast alongside collier Lynton Grange, Kilwa Kisiwani. Received one bag of mails.


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3 March 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani and at sea

Lat -8.95, Long 39.5

  5.20am: Coaling, 114 tons.

  2.10pm: Cast off and proceeded.

  5.30pm: Closed CS Sherard Osborn, reasons illegible, but their intention is to escort her, as we can assume that she is working on the telegraph cable from Aden to Durban.

10.00pm: Various courses keeping in touch with Sherard Osborn.


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4 March 1917

At sea

Lat -8.3, Long 39.5 [approx]

  2.30am: Whaler passed bound South.

  5.45am: Closed CS Sherard Osborn

10.00am: A/c N85E.

11.00am: Keeping in company with Sherard Osborn.

  9.40pm: Sherard Osborn proceeded to Lindi.

10.00pm: A/c S29W. Pos. 8º 14’S, 39º 56’E.


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5 March 1917

At sea to Kilwa Kisiwani and at sea

Lat -8.95, Long 39.5

  5.00am: A/c N26E.

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

  5.40pm: Talbot weighed and proceeded.

  6.00pm: Weighed and proceeded.

  6.40pm: A/c S46E, 160 revs.


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6 March 1917

At sea to Lindi

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

  5.30am: Various courses making Lindi.

  7.10am: Anchored, Lindi.

  9.00am: Lost by neglect skiff’s anchor.

  4.40pm: Landed bathing party.


[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.]


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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.

10.00am: Pickle weighed and proceeded.

  6.00pm: HMS Rinaldo anchored.


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10 March 1917

Lindi

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

  7.00am: Mails and provisons to HMS Rinaldo.

  2.45pm: HMS Princess and SS Montrose anchored.


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11 March 1917

Lindi

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

  Hands employed as requisite.


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12 March 1917

Lindi

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

  Clean ship, landed bathing party.


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13 March 1917

Lindi

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

  Hands employed as requisite.


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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.


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16 March 1917

Lindi

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

  4.15pm: HMW Fly anchored.


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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.]


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18 March 1917

Lindi

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

  1.00pm: HMHS Gascon anchored.

  5.20pm: SS Cyrena left.


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19 March 1917

Lindi

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

  5.20pm: HMS Rinaldo weighed and proceeded.


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20 March 1917

Lindi

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

12.40pm: SS Barjora anchored.


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21 March 1917

Lindi

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

12.10pm: HMW Pickle arrived.

  5.30pm: HMS Rinaldo left.

11.55pm: Pickle left.


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22 March 1917

Lindi

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

  Provisioning ship.


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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.


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24 March 1917

Lindi

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

  2.25pm: HMW Fly anchored.


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25 March 1917

Lindi

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

  Hands employed as requisite.


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26 March 1917

Lindi

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

  8.25am: HMS Rinaldo anchored.

  5.05pm: Rinaldo left.


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27 March 1917

Lindi

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

  7.40am: HMS Manica anchored.

11.40am: HMS Princess anchored.

  6.24pm: Princess left [vide her log].


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28 March 1917

Lindi

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

  7.50am: HMS Princess anchored.

  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.


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29 March 1917

Lindi

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

12.20am: HMW Childers left.

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


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30 March 1917

Lindi

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

  6.50am: HMW Echo anchored.

  7.30am: HMS Princess anchored.

11.45am: Echo left.

  6.38pm: Princess left [vide her log].


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31 March 1917

Lindi

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

  6.55am: HMS Princess anchored.


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LOGS FOR APRIL 1917

[Lindi]


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

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Dated 3 April 1917, signed by Cdr Boyes.

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1 April 1917

Lindi

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

  5.30am: Secured from night defence.

  6.00am: Hands to clean ship.

  6.15am: Lit fires in steam cutter.

  9.30am: Divisions and prayers.

  5.00pm: Evening quarters, cleared away for night defence.

  8.30pm: Darken ship.

10.00pm: On lookouts.

  Sick list: 1.

Weather: Various light breezes, rain at times, 72º to 85º F.


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2 April 1917

Lindi

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

  6.00am: Hands painting ship.

  1.30pm: Muster for payment.


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3 April 1917

Lindi

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

  9.00am: Hands painting ship.


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4 April 1917

Lindi

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

  7.55am: HMS Princess anchored.

11.30am: HMW Echo anchored.

  1.20pm: Echo left.

  6.15pm: Princess left on patrol [vide her log].


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5 April 1917

Lindi

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

  7.10am: HMS Princess anchored.

  7.30am: HMS Manica weighed.

  8.10pm: Princess left on patrol [vide her log].


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6 April 1917

Lindi

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

  3.35pm: HMW Echo anchored.


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7 April 1917

Lindi

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

  6.10am: HMWs Childers and Echo left.

  6.55am: HMS Princess anchored.

  6.25pm: Princess left on patrol [vide her log].


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8 April 1917

Lindi

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

  7.15am: HMS Princess anchored.

  6.25pm: Princess weighed.


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9 April 1917

Lindi

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

  8.30am: HMS Princess anchored.

 6.22pm: Princess left on patrol [vide her log].


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10 April 1917

Lindi

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

  6.30am. HMS Princess anchored.

  7.30am: HMS Manica anchored.

 6.30pm: Princess left on patrol [vide her log].


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11 April 1917

Lindi

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

  7.00am: HMS 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.

  4.00pm: Read warrant No 27. Discharged one Seedie to prison on shore.

  5.10pm: Childers weighed.

  8.18pm: Princess left on patrol [vide her log].


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12 April 1917

Lindi

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

  6.50am: HMS Princess anchored.

  6.50pm: Princess weighed and proceeded.


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13 April 1917

Lindi

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

  6.45am: HMS Princess and HMW Echo anchored.

  9.15am: Tug Stalk [possibly meant to be Stork*] anchored.

  * Stork, Union Castle Mail Co, 1905, 278 grt.


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14 April 1917

Lindi

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

  1.05pm: HMW Echo alongside, then proceeded.


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15 April 1917

Lindi

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

  Sunday routine.


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16 April 1917

Lindi

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

  7.00am: HMW Salamander anchored.

  9.00am: Read warrant No 28.

10.20am: Salamander left.


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17 April 1917

Lindi

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

  Hands employed as requisite.


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18 April 1917

Lindi

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

  5.05am: HMS Manica weighed.

  7.10am. HMS Princess anchored.

  6.39pm: Princess left on patrol [vide her log].


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19 April 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

  7.30am: HMS Princess anchored.

  8.15pm: Princess left on patrol [vide her log].


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20 April 1917

Lindi

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

  7.35am: HMW Prattler anchored.

  3.50pm: HMS Lunka anchored.

  5.30pm: Lunka left on patrol [vide her log].


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21 April 1917

Lindi

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

  8.00am: HMS Lunka anchored.

  8.02pm: Lunka left on patrol [vide her log].


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22 April 1917

Lindi

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

  7.55am: HMS Lunka anchored.

  3.05pm: SS Montrose anchored.

  6.00pm: SS Barjora anchored.

  8.04pm: Lunka left on patrol [vide her log].


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23 April 1917

Lindi

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

  9.55am: HMS Manica anchored.


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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.

  7.00am: 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].


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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.

  3.00pm: Discharged one .303 Maxim gun, damaged on shore.


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27 April 1917

Lindi

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

  Hands employed as requisite.


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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.

  4.50pm: Landed football and bathing parties.


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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.


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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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Dated 14 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.

  6.00am: 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.

  2.00pm: Paid monthly payment.

  4.00pm: HMW Childers anchored.

  5.00pm: Evening quarters, cleared away for night defence.

  8.30pm: Darken ship.

10.00pm: On lookouts.

  Sick list: 3.

Weather: Light SW breezes, overcast with rain at times, temperatures in the 70ºs F.


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2 May 1917

Lindi

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

  3.50pm: HMS Lunka anchored.

  8.34pm: Lunka left [vide her log].


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

  9.40am: Drilled SA companies. Ord Sn training class at instruction.


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, various courses.

  4.41pm: Returned to Lindi and anchored.


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5 May 1917

Lindi to Mikindani

Lat -10.24, Long 40.15

  8.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.40am: Anchored, Mikindani harbour.


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6 May 1917

Mikindani to Lindi

Lat -10.1, Long 40.1 [approx]

  9.00am: 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.


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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.

  Noted: 150lbs of potatoes lost by accident from Salamander.


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9 May 1917

Lindi

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

  9.15am: Gunner’s TC at instruction.


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10 May 1917

Lindi

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

  8.23am: SS Barjora anchored.


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11 May 1917

Lindi

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

  9.15am: Gunner’s TC at instruction.


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12 May 1917

Lindi

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

  7.45am: HMS Talbot anchored.


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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.


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14 May 1917

Lindi

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

  Hands employed as requisite.


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.

10.00am: Mooring party laying buoys.

12.05pm: Prattler sailed.


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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

  Hands employed as requisite.


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 same.

  6.05pm: HMW Prattler anchored.


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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.

  5.00am: Cleared for action, weighed and proceeded up river.

  6.30am: Opened fire.

  7.00am: Turned ship and proceeded back, enemy returned fire.

  7.50am: Anchored 3 cables SE of fort.

12.20pm: One rating joined from HMS Hyacinth.


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20 May 1917

Lindi

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

  Sunday routine.


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21 May 1917

Lindi

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

10.00am: Landed gunner’s party for blowing up trees.

  4.58pm: HMW Salamander anchored.

  6.10pm: HMS Lunka anchored.


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22 May 1917

Lindi

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

  Hands employed as requisite.


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23 May 1917

Lindi to Kilwa Kisiwani

Lat -9.65, Long 39.8 [approx]

  6.15am: HMS Lunka anchored.

  8.40am: Weighed and proceeded.

  5.20pm: Made fast to collier Bathampton*,Kilwa Kisiwani.

  * Formerly Withernsea, 1912, 2.063 grt.


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24 May 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani

Lat -8.95, Long 39.5

  5.40am: Commenced coaling.

10.15am: Finished coaling, received 98 tons.

11.30am: Cast off to anchor.


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25 May 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani

Lat -8.95, Long 39.5

  Hands variously employed.


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26 May 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani to Kiswere

Lat -9.15, Long 39.7 [approx]

  9.00am: 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

Lat -9.85, Long 39.85 [approx]

  6.15am: HMW Prattler left.

  6.25am: Weighed and proceeded.

  1.40pm: Anchored, Lindi.

10.00pm: 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

  8.00am: 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 shrapnel shell and four fuses.


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31 May 1917

Lindi

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

  Hands employed as requisite.


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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 1 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

  5.30am: Secure.

  6.00am: Clean ship.

  6.30am: Lit fires in steam cutter.

  9.05am: Exercised general quarters.

  9.30am: Secure. Hands employed as requisite.

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

12.15pm: HMS 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.]

  1.30pm: Training class and Seedies as requisite.

  3.30pm: Libertymen to 5.30pm.

  5.00pm: Evening quarters. Cleared away for night defence.

  6.45pm: Darken ship.

  8.00pm: On lookouts.

  Sick list: 4.

Weather: Light airs, some showers in the afternoon, 73º to 83º F.


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2 June 1917

Lindi

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

  Hands employed as requisite.


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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.

  * 1910, 211 grt.


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5 June 1917

Lindi to Mikindani

Lat -10.1, Long 40.0 [approx]

  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

  Hands employed as requisite.


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7 June 1917

Mikindani to Lindi

Lat -10.15, Long 40.1 [approx]

  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.

  2.00pm: 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 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” 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” opened fire.

  8.25am: Weighed, ship swinging to ebb.

  8.30am: Received hit from 4” 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.

10.00am: 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

  Hands employed as requisite.


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13 June 1917

Lindi

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

  Hands employed as requisite.


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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 -10.04, Long 39.7

  9.35am. HMW Salamander anchored.

11.15pm: Weighed and proceeded up river.

  2.00pm: 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

  Hands variously employed.


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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

  Hands employed as requisite.


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19 June 1917

Lindi and at sea

Lat -9.0, Long 39.9 [approx]

  6.35am: HMW Prattler anchored.

  7.00am: Weighed and proceeded.

  8.00am: A/c N27E.

  8.42am: A/c N6E.

  9.00am: 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 -6.155, Long 39.19

  8.42am: Pungume Lt bg N37E, a/c N32W.

10.20am: Chumbe Lt bg N63E, a/c N10E.

11.30am: Anchored, Zanzibar.

  4.40pm. HMS Exmouth sailed.

  5.00pm: Discharged three ratings to hospital.


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21 June 1917

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

10.25am: One rating and one CERA to hospital.

  5.45pm: HMW Echo left.


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22 June 1917

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  8.00am: Dockyard men onboard.


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23 June 1917

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  8.00am: Dockyard men onboard.


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24 June 1917

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  Sunday routine.


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25 June 1917

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

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

10.10am: HMW Prattler anchored.

11.00am: HMW Salamander anchored.


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26 June 1917

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

10.35am: Flagship [HMS Hyacinth] sailed


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27 June 1917

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  Hands employed as requisite. Ord Sn to instruction.


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28 June 1917

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  Hands employed as requisite.


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29 June 1917

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  5.00pm: Coal lighters made fast both sides.


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30 June 1917

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  5.35am: Commenced coaling.

  7.20am: Native labour onboard.

  1.45pm: Finished 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 5 August 1917, signed by Cdr H Boyes.

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1 July 1917

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  5.30am: Off lookouts.

  6.00am: Hands to clean ship.

10.30am: Paid monthly money.

10.50am: HMW Charon anchored.

11.00am: Leave to starboard watch until 6.00pm.

12.45pm: HMW Styx anchored.

  3.30pm: 2nd class leave to port watch to 6.00pm.

10.00pm: On lookouts.

  Sick list: 4.

Weather: Light SW breeze, dry, clear, 74º to 84º F.


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2 July 1917

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  7.45am: Dockyard hands onboard.

  7.55am: Water tank alongside.


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3 July 1917

Zanzibar and at sea

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  7.45am: Water tank alongside.

  9.00am: Discharged four 4" and two 12 pdr ammo boxes ashore.

11.00am: Received various stores from shore for Lindi.

  1.10pm: HMW Fly left.

  2.10pm: Weighed and proceeded.

  3.25pm: Chumbe Lt bg E, a/c S35E.

  5.35pm: Pungume Lt abeam, 3.5 miles.


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4 July 1917

At sea to Tirene Bay

Lat -7.91, Long 39.65

  4.05am: A/c S35E.

  5.30am: A/c S5W.

  6.10am: Moresby Pt bg S10E, a/c S18W.

  7.32am: A/c S42W.

  8.31am: Shungumbili S end bg S47.5W. Courses for Tirene anchorage.

11.00am: Anchored. Discharged mails for all HM ships to HMS Hyacinth.


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5 July 1917

Tirene Bay

Lat -7.91, Long 39.65

11.05am: Flagship [HMS Hyacinth] sailed.


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6 July 1917

Tirene Bay

Lat -7.91, Long 39.65

  3.40pm: HMW Prattler anchored.


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7 July 1917

Tirene Bay to Kilwa Kivinge

Lat -8.26, Long 39.65 [approx]

  7.20am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.07am: Mange beacon Bg N57E, a/c S35W.

10.32am: A/c S6W.Ship rolling very violently in high confused SW’ly sea

11.50am: Okuza I. S38.5E(t) 5.75 miles, a/c S37W.

  4.50pm: Anchored, Kilwa Kivinge.


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8 July 1917

Kilwa Kivinge to Lindi

Lat -9.35, Long 39.7 [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.

  9.10am: Hands employed setting up topmast.

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

  3.00pm: Flagship [HMS Hyacinth] anchored.

  6.00pm: One rating joined from 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 provisions 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.

  1.00pm: 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

  Sunday routine.


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16 July 1917

Lindi

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

  Hands employed as requisite.


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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

11.00am: HMW Echo left.

  2.25pm: HMS Minerva anchored.

  5.15pm: 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: Severn proceeded up river.

  1.00pm: 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

10.00am: 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

10.00am: Discharged Lt Liddell RNR to HMS Minerva. [Lt Liddell was injured in Zanzibar on 28 July 1918, married in October 1919, but sadly is recorded as died of injuries 29 October 1919.)

  2.35pm: HMW Echo anchored.


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22 July 1917

Lindi

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

10.00am: HMW Echo left.


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23 July 1917

Lindi

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

  6.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

  7.00am: Lit fires in steam cutter.

  9.00am: Hands painting mess deck. Ord Sn training class at instruction.

  1.30pm: HMS Minerva’s diving party alongside, diving for 12 pdr screw clamp for elevating gear.

  3.30pm: Leave to watch till 5.30 pm.

  6.00pm: Inflammables correct.

  7.00pm: 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.

  4.00pm: Landed bathing party.

  7.00pm: Landed concert party.


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26 July 1917

Lindi

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

  7.00am: Sent working party to SS President*.

  *This is the Woermann Line SS Präsident, 1900, 3,310 tons. She was scuttled here in 1915 and various parts were salvaged by RN ships. Raised after the war, she lay in Saldanha Bay until 1955 and then became a breakwater.


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27 July 1917

Lindi

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

  8.55am: HMW 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.

  7.00pm: HMS Mersey anchored.


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29 July 1917

Lindi

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

11.00am: HMS Hyacinth shifted to inner anchorage.


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30 July 1917

Lindi

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

  Hands employed as requisite. Ord Sn training class at boat pulling.

  6.30pm: Landed concert party.


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31 July 1917

Lindi

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

  8.00am: HMW Prattler arrived and anchored.

  9.00am: 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 4 September 1917, signed by Cdr H Boyes.

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1 August 1917

Lindi

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

  6.00am: Clean ship.

  7.00am: Lit fires in steam cutter.

  9.00am: Divisions. Read prayers.

  9.15am: Hands employed as requisite. Training classes at instruction.

12.20pm: HMW Prattler weighed and proceeded.

  1.30pm: Hands employed as requisite. Training classes at instruction.

  3.30pm: Leave to watch until 6.00pm.

  4.45pm: Discharged one rating to HMS Hyacinth.

  5.05pm: HMW Echo arrived and anchored.

  7.15pm: Drew fires in steam cutter.

Weather: Various light breezes, 69º to 81º F.


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2 August 1917

Lindi

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

  9.40am: HMS Lunka arrived.

10.00am: 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.

11.00am: Discharged three ratings to HMW Echo for hospital.

11.30am: Three ratings joined from HMS Hyacinth.


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4 August 1917

Lindi

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

  3.00am: Steam cutter proceeded up river with boats in tow to bring off wounded from Mingoyo.

10.00am: 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

  7.00am: HMS Mersey arrived.

  9.05am: HMS Challenger arrived.

11.00am: 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 dependants 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 same.

  6.00pm: Discharged one rating to HMS Hyacinth.


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8 August 1917

Lindi

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

  7.00am: HMS Lunka arrived and anchored.

  5.00pm: One W/T rating rejoined ship from HMS Severn.


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9 August 1917

Lindi and at sea towards Zanzibar

Lat -9.42, Long 39.95

  6.00am: Weighed and proceeded.

  6.41am: Course N65E.

  8.00am: Pos. 9º 54’S, Long 39º 52’E. A/c N10E.

10.15am: Passed HMS Minerva Southbound.


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10 August 1917

At sea to Zanzibar

Lat -6.6, Long 39.4

00.27am: A/c N35E.

  1.50am: Moresby Pt Lt bg N86W, a/c N23W.

10.10am: A/c N28W.

  3.00pm: Chumbe Lt abeam, 1 mile.

  4.27pm: Anchored, Zanzibar.

  6.00pm: Discharged one rating to RN barracks.


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11 August 1917

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  7.15am: HMW Echo weighed and proceeded.

10.00am: Embarked stores.


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12 August 1917

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  Sunday routine. Sent C-of-E party to HMS Challenger.

  5.00pm: Coal lighters alongside.


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13 August 1917

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  5.40am: Commenced coaling.

11.00am: Embarked Carpenter’s stores.

11.40am: Finished coaling, received 125 tons.


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14 August 1917

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  7.10am: HMS Challenger weighed and proceeded.

  3.00pm: HMW Charon arrived and anchored.


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15 August 1917

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

10.00am: HMW Charon weighed and proceeded.

11.00am: Embarking provisions.


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16 August 1917

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  6.00am: Hands to clean ship.

  7.00am: Lit fires in steam cutter.

  9.20am: Divisions, prayers.

10.00am: Small arms company at drill. Ord Sn classes at instruction.

  1.30pm: TCs at seamanship instruction.

  3.30pm: Special leave to watch until 6.00pm.

  6.00pm: Drew fires in steam cutter.


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17 August 1917

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  Hands employed as requisite. TCs etc.


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18 August 1917

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  7.00am: Discharged one rating to HMW Fly and same proceeded.

10.00am: Read warrant No 33.

  2.00pm: Discharged two Seedie boys to native hospital.

  5.00pm: HMW Pickle weighed and proceeded.

  7.00pm: Landed concert party.


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19 August 1917

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  Sunday routine.


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20 August 1917

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  9.45am: HMW Salamander arrived and anchored.

10.35am: HMW Prattler arrived and anchored.

  2.00pm: 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 -6.155, Long 39.19

  2.00pm: One Lt/Cdr RNR and one Pte RMLI joined for passage.

  5.20pm: Weighed and proceeded through English Passage.

  6.08pm: Course N15W.

  7.05pm: A/c N31E.

  8.25pm: A/c N29E.


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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

Lat -4.1, Long 39.7 [approx]

  8.40am: DNTO* and two officers joined for passage.

10.30am: Weighed and proceeded out of harbour.

11.20am: Course S22W.

12.15pm: A/c S11W.

  9.15pm: A/c S26W.

  *Possibly District Naval Transport officer.


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24 August 1917

At sea to Dar-es-Salaam

Lat -6.18, Long 39.18 [approx]

  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.]

11.00pm: Proceeded through Southern Passage.

  2.00pm: Pungume Lt abeam 5 miles.

  3.15pm: Makatumbe Lt S5E.

  6.00pm: Fast to B buoy, Dar-es-Salaam. Disembarked DNTO and staff.


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25 August 1917

Dar-es-Salaam

Lat -6.82, Long 39.29

  8.35am: HMS Hyacinth arrived and anchored.

11.50am: Read warrant No 34.

  5.00pm: 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 -6.82, Long 39.29

  7.10am: HMW Styx weighed and proceeded.

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

  5.35pm: HMW Prattler weighed and proceeded.

  8.00pm: One rating joined ship from Hyacinth.


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27 August 1917

Dar-es-Salaam

Lat -6.82, Long 39.29

  3.00pm: HMW Prattler arrived and anchored.

  5.35pm: Prattler sailed.


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28 August 1917

Dar-es-Salaam and at sea

Lat -6.82, Long 39.29

  6.35am: HMW Prattler arrived and anchored.

  1.00pm: 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.

  4.23pm: Shaped course N44E.

  4.43pm: A/c S69E.

  6.10pm: A/c S33E.


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29 August 1917

At sea

Lat -8.32, Long 39.8

  1.20am: Moresby Lt bg S33W.

  5.35pm: Stopped off Kilwa Kisiwani.

  5.45pm: Proceeded, course S68E.

  7.00pm: A/c S15E.


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30 August 1917

At sea to Lindi and Kilwa Kisiwani

Lat -9.57, Long 39.79

  7.45am: Entered Lindi harbour.

  8.05am: Proceeded.

  9.40am: Stopped and transferred mails [and Ass. Paymr Clarke] to HMS Minerva.

  3.05pm: A/c N22E.

  3.30pm: A/c N30W.

  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 -8.95, Long 39.5

  5.30am: Commenced coaling.

  5.55am: HMS Lunka sailed.

10.30am: Finished coaling, received 130 tons.

11.30am: Cast off from collier and proceeded to anchor.


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LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1917

[Kilwa Kisiwani, Mazimbwa and Zanzibar]


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Dated 2 October 1917, signed by Cdr H Boyes.

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1 September 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani

Lat -8.95, Long 39.5

  6.30am: Clean ship.

  7.00am: HMS Challenger sailed.

10.00am: Tested lifebuoys, correct.

  1.00pm: Paid monthly money.

  3.30pm: Leave to watch until 6.00pm.

  5.00pm: Cleared away for night defence.

Weather: Light breezes from the South, dry and clear, 75º to 82ºF.


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2 September 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani

Lat -8.95, Long 39.5

  Sunday routine. RCs and C-of-Es to HMHS Neuralia.

  9.00am: HMW Pickle arrived.

10.00am: One Seedie boy discharged to hospital.

  4.25pm: HMWs Prattler and Styx anchored.


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3 September 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani

Lat -8.95, Long 39.5

  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 -8.95, Long 39.5

10.00am: 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 -8.95, Long 39.5

  5.20am: HMS Mersey sailed.


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6 September 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani

Lat -8.95, Long 39.5

  4.00pm: Two ratings discharged to HMHS Neuralia.


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7 September 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani

Lat -8.95, Long 39.5

  8.00am: HMS Lunka arrived.

  7.10pm: Landed boxing entertainment party.


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8 September 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani

Lat -8.95, Long 39.5

  1.25pm: HMS Minerva arrived.

  2.35pm: One Ass. Paymr [Mr Such RNR, vide log of Minerva] and one Pte RMLI joined ship from Minerva.

  6.00pm: Minerva left.


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9 September 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani

Lat -8.95, Long 39.5

  8.05am: HMW Fly arrived.

  3.25pm: HMS Challenger arrived.


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10 September 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani

Lat -8.95, Long 39.5

  7.00am: Ord Sn 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 -8.95, Long 39.5

  9.15am: Discharged one Ass. Paymr and one Pte RMLI to Clan MacPhee [Clan MacFee in log] for passage.


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12 September 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani

Lat -8.95, Long 39.5

  7.00am: Landed Ord Sn for pistol practice.

  3.00pm: One Officer Steward discharged to HMHS Neuralia.


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13 September 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani

Lat -8.95, Long 39.5

  SA companies at drill etc.


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14 September 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani

Lat -8.95, Long 39.5

  5.50am: HMS Challenger left.

  9.00am: Exercised clear ship for action, abandon ship, fire and collision stations and send fire engine ashore.


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15 September 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani

Lat -8.95, Long 39.5

10.00am: One Seedie boy joined ship from hospital.


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16 September 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani

Lat -8.95, Long 39.5

  6.00am: Housed fore and main topmasts.

  7.35am: HMW Salamander arrived.

  9.00am: Salamander left.

  4.50pm: Weighed and secured alongside collier.


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17 September 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani

Lat -8.95, Long 39.5

  5.20am: Coaling.

  7.30am: Finished coaling, received 60 tons.

  9.00am: 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 -9.07, Long 39.69

  7.10am: HMS Hyacinth arrived.

10.00am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.47am: Course S36E.

11.37am: A/c S9E.

  4.05pm: A/c S16E.

  5.30pm: A/c S64E.

  8.00pm: A/c S50E.


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19 September 1917

At sea to Lindi and at sea

Lat -9.98, Long 39.97

  7.23am: Anchored, Lindi. Embarked 25 military ratings.

  9.15am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.12am: Course, S87E.

11.15am: A/c S58E.

  6.00pm: A/c S31E.

  9.30pm: Sounded, 160 fathoms, a/c S40E.

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 -11.32, Long 40.69

  9.00am: One military and three Askari ratings joined ship for passage.

  9.14am: Weighed and proceeded via Suna Passage.

12.30pm: Course N27E.

  3.40pm: A/c N5W.

  6.00pm: A/c N13W.

10.00pm: A/c N26W.


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22 September 1917

At sea to Kilwa Kisiwani

Lat -8.95, Long 39.5

  9.20am: Secured alongside collier, Kilwa Kisiwani. Coaling, received 60 tons.

12.15pm: Discharged one military and three Askari ratings to shore.

  2.10pm: Cast off to anchor.


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23 September 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani

Lat -8.95, Long 39.5

  6.50am: HMW Charon arrived.

  9.30am: Sent C-of-E party to flagship [HMS Hyacinth].

10.45am: HMS Mersey arrived.

  5.00pm: Received from Mersey 50 4” common shell.


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24 September 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani and at sea towards Zanzibar

Lat -8.95, Long 39.5

  5.40am: HMS Mersey proceeded.

  9.10am: Discharged one rating to HMS Hyacinth.

11.00am: HMW Pickle arrived.

11.42am: Weighed and proceeded, courses Northerly.

12.33pm: Shaped course, N46E.

  2.00pm: A/c N28E.


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25 September 1917

At sea to Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

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 -6.155, Long 39.19

  5.00pm: Discharged one rating to hospital and one rating joined ship from HMS Challenger.


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27 September 1917

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  6.00am: Hands ranging cable for survey.

  9.10am: HIJMS Niitaka left.

  1.30pm: Hands surveying cable and painting out chain lockers.

  5.15pm: HMW Salamander arrived.

  8.00pm: Landed concert party.


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28 September 1917

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  6.00am: Hands restowed starboard cable, laid starboard anchor and weighed port. Surveying port cable.

11.00am: Embarked Engineer’s stores.

  5.00pm: One rating joined ship from hospital.


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29 September 1917

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  6.00am: Hands cleaning ship and restowing port cable.


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30 September 1917

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  Sunday routine.


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LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1917

(Zanzibar, Kilwa, Lindi, Mikindani and Zanzibar)


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1 October 1917

Zanizibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  6.00am: Clean ship.

  6.40am: Lit fires in steam cutter.

  7.35am: Embarked Paymaster’s stores.

  8.45am: HMS Lunka arrived and anchored.

  9.00am: Hands employed as requisite.

  1.30pm: Paid monthly money

  3.30pm: Leave to watch until 6.00pm.

  6.30pm: Drew fires in steam cutter and moored up.

Weather: Calm or light Southerly breezes, dry, 75º to 82º F.


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2 October 1917

Zanizibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  Hands employed as requisite.


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3 October 1917

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  9.00am: 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 because 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 -6.155, Long 39.19

  Hands employed as requisite. SA companies at drill.


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5 October 1917

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  9.15am: Exercised general quarters.

     Noon: Hands to make and mend clothes.

  6.30pm: Secured coal lighter alongside.


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6 October 1917

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  8.30am: Finished coaling, 45 tons.

10.00am: HMW Salamander sailed.

  3.00pm: Embarked stores and one rating for passage to RNAS Lindi.

  6.00pm: 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 -8.46, Long 39.99

00.01am: Fired one round of blank. Boarded SS Kaggefos.*

  1.00am: Proceeded.

  2.45am: A/c S6W.

  1.00pm: A/c S20W.

  6.05pm: A/c S9E.

  *1916, 2,116 grt, Scandinavian East Africa Line.


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9 October 1917

At sea to Lindi and Kilwa Kisiwani

Lat -9.67, 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 -8.95, Long 39.5

  6.00am: HMS Severn proceeded.

  9.30am: Embarked stores from HMS Hyacinth.

11.20am: HMW Pickle arrived.

  5.00pm: One rating joined ship from flagship [Hyacinth].


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11 October 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani

Lat -8.95, Long 39.5

  6.00am: HMS Hyacinth left.

  9.00am: Divers from HMS Challenger examining and cleaning ship’s bottom.


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12 October 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani

Lat -8.95, Long 39.5

  5.40am: HMS Challenger and HMW Pickle weighed and proceeded.

  6.10am: Shifted anchorage. Challenger’s divers cleaning ship’s bottom.

11.30am: Challenger and Pickle returned.


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13 October 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani

Lat -8.95, Long 39.5

  9.00am: Divers from HMS Challenger cleaning ship’s bottom.

  4.00pm: HMW Fly arrived.


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14 October 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani

Lat -8.95, Long 39.5

  Sunday routine.

  7.40am: Sent RC church party to HMHS Neuralia.

  8.00am: HMW Pickle left.

10.00am: Sent C-of-E party to HMS Challenger.

  5.00pm: HMW Charon anchored.


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15 October 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani

Lat -8.95, Long 39.5

  8.50am: HMWs Pickle and Charon left.

  4.20pm: HMS Challenger weighed and proceeded.

  4.30pm: HMW Salamander arrived.


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16 October 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani

Lat -8.95, Long 39.5

  5.35am: HMW Salamander left.

  9.30am: Guns’ crews at loader drill.


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17 October 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani

Lat -8.95, Long 39.5

  9.30am: Guns’ crews at loader drill.


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18 October 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani

Lat -8.95, Long 39.5

  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, formerly Mozart, vide log of HMS Lunka], Kilwa Kisiwani.


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19 October 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani

Lat -8.95, Long 39.5

  6.50am: HMS Lunka anchored.

  8.45am: Completed with coal, 84 tons.

  9.30am: Cast off and anchored.


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20 October 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani and at sea

Lat -8.95, Long 39.5

  3.10pm: HMS Challenger arrived.

  4.43pm: Weighed and proceeded.

  5.00pm: Balozi Spit beacon abeam, 1 cable, shaped course S72E.

  7.00pm: A/c S14E.


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21 October 1917

Lindi

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

  7.03am: Anchored, Lindi.

  8.05am: HMS Mersey proceeded.

  5.00pm: Landed bathing party.


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22 October 1917

Lindi

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

  2.00pm: Exercised boat sailing.

  3.00pm: HMW Echo arrived.


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23 October 1917

Lindi

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

  9.00am: HMS Severn arrived.

  3.15pm: HMS Lunka arrived.


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24 October 1917

Lindi to Sudi

Lat -10.01, Long 39.97

  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.

10.00am: Picked up target and proceeded.

  1.00pm: Anchored, Mikindani.

  2.00pm: 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.

10.00am: 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 -8.95, Long 39.5

  8.50am: Anchored, Kilwa Kisiwani.

  9.30am: Sent C-of-E party to HMS Challenger.

  9.45pm: HMW Childers arrived.


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29 October 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani

Lat -8.95, Long 39.5

  9.00am: 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 -6.155, Long 39.19

  1.00am: 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 -6.155, Long 39.19

  8.30am: Hands cleaning bottom.

  2.30pm: Weighed and proceeded to buoy.

  3.00pm: Discharged one rating to hospital.

  5.00pm: 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 3 December 1917, signed by Cdr H Boyes.

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1 November 1917

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  6.00am: Clean ship.

  6.45am: Lit fires in steam cutter.

  9.00am: Hands scraping and painting.

10.00am: HMS Minerva anchored.

  2.00pm: Embarking stores.

  3.30pm: Leave to watch until 6.00pm.

  4.00pm: HMW Fly arrived.

  4.30pm: Tested Downton pumps.

  6.30pm: Drew fires in steam cutter.

Weather: Calm or light airs, dry, 77º to 81º F.


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2 November 1917

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  Hands employed as requisite.


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3 November 1917

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  5.05am: HMS Minerva weighed and took SS Havre in tow.

  7.40am: Minerva proceeded.

  9.00am: Received 60 12 pdr projectiles.


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4 November 1917

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  6.00am: HMS Mersey weighed and proceeded.


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5 November 1917

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  9.15am: HMS Challenger arrived and anchored.

  1.00pm: One ERA joined ship from Challenger.

  5.00pm: HMW Charon arrived and anchored.


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6 November 1917

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

10.00am: Discharged one dynamo armature to HMW Charon.

11.55am: Charon weighed and proceeded.

  3.00pm: HMS Challenger weighed and proceeded.


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7 November 1917

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  2.45pm: HMW Salamander arrived and anchored.


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8 November 1917

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  Hands employed as requisite.


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9 November 1917

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

10.00am: Provisioning ship and embarking provisions and stores for HMS’ Severn, Minerva and Lunka.

  5.00pm: Discharged one ERA to RN barracks.


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10 November 1917

Zanzibar and at sea

Lat -6.17, Long 39.18 [approx]

  9.00am: 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 -8.68, Long 39.72

  2.00am: Moresby Pt Lt bg S40W, 7 miles. Passed SS Huntscliff steaming north.

  3.15am: Passed SS 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 -8.95, Long 39.5

  5.30am: Coaled ship.

10.30am: Completed with coal, 112 tons.

11.00am: HMS Severn arrived and secured alongside collier.

  4.58pm: Cast off and proceeded, courses Southerly

  5.50pm: Course S39E.

  7.00pm: A/c S25E.


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13 November 1917

At sea to Mikindani

Lat -10.27, Long 40.12

  7.00am: Anchored, Mikindani harbour.

  7.00pm: HMW Fly arrived and anchored.


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14 November 1917

Mikindani

Lat -10.27, Long 40.12

  10.00am: HMW Fly weighed and proceeded.


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15 November 1917

Mikindani

Lat -10.22, Long 40.2 [approx]

11.01am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.45am: Shaped course N54E.

12.35pm: A/c S61E.

  2.12pm: A/c S22E.

  3.20pm: Anchored, Msimbati. Laid out 6 cwt kedge astern and landed bathing party.


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16 November 1917

Msimbati

Lat -10.35, Long 40.4

10.00am: 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.

  3.00pm: HMW Fly arrived and anchored.


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18 November 1917

Sudi

Lat -10.08, Long 39.95

  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 39.92

  6.45am: HMS Minerva weighed and proceeded.

10.14am: Weighed and proceeded.

  3.38pm: Anchored, Mikindani.

  4.15pm: Laid out 16 cwt kedge. [Perhaps intended to be 6 cwt; a 16 cwt kedge would be a monster!]


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21 November 1917

Mikindani

Lat -10.25, Long 40.15

  9.30am: Hands to scrub awnings. Gunlayers at deflection teacher.

  1.30pm: Boats’ crews away sailing.

  5.30pm: Landed bathing party.


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22 November 1917

Mikindani

Lat -10.25, Long 40.15

  7.00am: HMW Fly proceeded.

  8.30am: Exercised small arms companies.

  2.00pm: Hands refitting rigging. Weighed kedge.

  3.00pm: HMW Salamander arrived.


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23 November 1917

Mikindani to Msimbati

Lat -10.4, Long 40.54

  7.13am: Weighed and proceeded.

  4.05pm: Anchored, Msimbati.


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24 November 1917

Msimbati

Lat -10.35, Long 40.4

  Hands employed as requisite.


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25 November 1917

Msimbati to Kilwa Kisiwani

Lat -9.37, Long 39.94

  4.51am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.00am: 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 39.71

  5.45am: HMS Challenger left.

  5.00am: Commenced 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

  5.00pm: HMW Charon arrived.

  8.00pm: HMW Fly arrived.


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28 November 1917

Lindi

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

  5.00am. HMW Fly left.

  9.00am: HMS’ Talbot and Lunka arrived.

11.00am: Talbot, Lunka and HMW Charon sailed.

  1.00pm: HMW Salamander arrived.


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29 November 1917

Lindi

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

  9.00am: HMW Salamander left.

11.00am: HMS Mersey arrived and anchored.

  3.30pm: HMS Challenger weighed and proceeded.


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30 November 1917

Lindi and at sea

Lat -8.9, Long 40.0 [approx]

  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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Blank.

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Dated 31 December 1917 and signed by Cdr H Boyes.

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1 December 1917

At sea to Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

00.10am: Exercised seaboat’s crew.

  4.00am: A/c N26W.

  6.00am: Clean ship.

  7.00am: A/c N23W, reduced to 180 revs.

  8.40am: Courses for Zanzibar through Southern Passage.

  9.58am: Secured to buoy, Zanzibar.

  1.00pm: Paid monthly money. Make and mend.

  3.30pm: Leave to watch until 6.00pm.

Weather: Easterly breezes, 1-3, dry and clear, 80º to 84º F.


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2 December 1917

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  Sunday routine.


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3 December 1917

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  4.30pm: Two ratings joined ship.


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4 December 1917

Zanzibar and at sea

Lat -6.26, Long 39.17

  6.45am: Commenced coaling.

  9.30am: HMW Fly arrived and anchored.

  9.45am: Discharged two ratings to RN barracks.

11.00am: Completed with coal, 53 tons.

11.11am: Slipped and proceeded through Southern passage.

     Noon: Course and DMG: various, 6.5 miles.

12.10pm: Course S33E.

  1.45pm: Pungume Lt abeam, 3.5 miles.

  5.30pm: A/C S30E. Cleared for action.

10.15pm: A/c S12E.


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5 December 1917

At sea

Lat -9.2, Long 40.39

  Courses East of South all day.

     Noon: Course and DMG: various, 206.5 miles.


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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

  Hands employed cleaning boats, small gear etc.


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8 December 1917

Moçimboa

Lat -11.33, Long 40.37

  Hands employed as requisite.


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9 December 1917

Moçimboa

Lat -11.33, Long 40.37

  Sunday routine.


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10 December 1917

Moçimboa

Lat -11.33, Long 40.37

  9.30am: Hands scraping and painting. Gunlayers at deflection teacher.


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11 December 1917

Moçimboa

Lat -11.33, Long 40.37

  3.00pm: 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.

  6.00pm: 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].

  7.00am: Proceeded.

  9.25am: Anchored Moçimboa.


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14 December 1917

Moçimboa

Lat -11.33, Long 40.37

  9.15am: Exercised general quarters.

  9.30am: Secured. Hands to painting.


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15 December 1917

Moçimboa

Lat -11.33, Long 40.37

  Hands employed as requisite. Make and mend in pm.


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16 December 1917

Moçimboa

Lat -11.33, Long 40.37

  Sunday routine.


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17 December 1917

Moçimboa

Lat -11.33, Long 40.37

  5.00am: Away landing party.


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18 December 1917

Moçimboa

Lat -11.33, Long 40.37

  5.00am: Away landing party.

  9.30am: Hands oiling over 3½” wire, scraping and painting.

10.00am: HMW Pickle in.

  1.00pm: Pickle out.


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19 December 1917

Moçimboa

Lat -11.33, Long 40.37

10.00am: 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 through Tambuzi and Myonji passages.

  2.22pm: Shaped course N45E.

  3.10pm: A/c N17E.

  7.00pm: A/c N5E.


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21 December 1917

At sea to Kilwa Kisiwani

Lat -9.1, Long 39.87

     Noon: Course and DMG: various, 162.1 miles.

  2.20pm: Secured alongside collier [Sutton Hall, vide log of Lunka], Kilwa Kisiwani. Received 160 12 pdr shrapnel shells.

  3.30pm: Received two Maxim guns from HMS Mersey.


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22 December 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani

Lat -8.95, Long 39.5

  5.15am: Commenced coaling. Draught before coaling; Fore 9’ 6”, Aft 8’ 10”, after coaling. Fore 10’ 7”, Aft 10’.

12.10pm: HMS Lunka slipped from collier and proceeded.

  2.00pm: Finished coaling, received 145 tons.

  5.04pm: Slipped and proceeded, courses East of South.

  5.35pm: Shaped course S53E.

  7.00pm: A/c S32E.


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23 December 1917

At sea

Lat -10.45, Long 40.62

  Courses Southerly all day, 6-8 knots.

     Noon: Course and DMG: various, 128.2 miles.


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24 December 1917

At sea to Port Amelia and Maunhane Reef

Lat -12.94, Long 40.46

  8.15am: Anchored, Pemba Bay.

10.00am: 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 -12.95, Long 40.51 [approx]

11.00am: Weighed and proceeded.

12.52pm: Anchored, Porto Amelia.


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26 December 1917

Port Amelia to Maunhane Reef

Lat -12.96, Long 40.57 [approx]

  6.00am: HMW Fly arrived and anchored.

  8.00am: Embarked SNO [Senior Naval Officer].

  9.00am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.45am: Anchored, Maunhane Reef.

12.30pm: Discharged coal bags to HMW Childers [which has been aground on the reef for several days and was eventually abandoned there].

  2.00pm: SNO disembarked to Fly; same proceeded.

  3.00pm: Sent fire engine aboard Childers.

  6.00pm: Fly returned.


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27 December 1917

Maunhane Reef to Port Amelia

Lat -12.94, Long 40.46

  5.00am: Sent 3½” wire, collision mat and fire engine to HMW Childers.

  7.00am: HMS Challenger arrived and anchored.

  9.00am: Weighed 4 cwt kedge.

10.10am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.57am: Anchored, Port Amelia.

  1.30pm: Hands repairing QD awning and cleaning paintwork.


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28 December 1917

Port Amelia and at sea

Lat -12.94, Long 40.46

12.35pm: HMS Challenger arrived and anchored.

  4.15pm: Shifted berth.

  4.30pm: HMS Lunka and HMW Fly anchored.

  5.25pm: Weighed and proceeded to sea.

  6.25pm: Shaped course N44E.

  8.30pm: A/c N15E.

11.16pm: Ibo Lt [on Ilha do Ibo] bg N30W.


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29 December 1917

At sea towards Lindi

Lat -11.31, Long 40.76

  1.00am: Ibo Lt abeam, 9.5 miles, a/c to N5E.

     Noon: Course and DMG: various, 116 miles.

  5.00pm: A/c N19W.

  8.45pm: A/c N30W.

10.15pm: A/c N46W.

11.30pm: A/c N54W.


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30 December 1917

At sea to Lindi

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

  4.15am: Anchored, Lindi.

  5.00pm: Landed bathing party.


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31 December 1917

Lindi

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

  7.00am: Dismounted 12 pdr guns.

  9.00am: HMW Salamander anchored.

10.00am: Drew stores from SS Mercuria and sent barometer to SS Barjora.


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THE VOYAGES OF HMS THISTLE
Operations off Eastern Africa 1918-1919

JP map Thistle 1918-19

LOGS FOR JANUARY 1918

[Lindi, Porto Amelia, Zanzibar, Lindi, Porto Amelia]


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Cover, Adm. 53/62896, signed by Lt Leveson Gower.

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Dated 3 February 1918, signed by Cdr H Boyes.

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1 January 1918

Lindi

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

  6.00am: Clean ship. Gunner’s party at dismounting 12 pdr guns.

  1.15pm: Paid monthly money.

  4.30pm: Leave to watch to 6.30pm.

  4.45pm: Landed bathing party.

  5.00pm: HMW Echo arrived.

  Sick list: 1.

Weather: Northerly breezes up to f 3, showers in the am, 72º to 82º F.


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2 January 1918

Lindi

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

  6.00am: HMW Echo left.

  7.00am: HMW Pickle anchored.

  9.00am: 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

  8.00am: HMS’ Severn and Mersey arrived.

  9.00am: Gunner’s party at dismounting 4” and 12 pdr guns.


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5 January 1918

Lindi

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

  2.00am: HMS Severn left.

  6.00am: Gunner’s party at dismounting after 4” gun.

  2.00pm: Discharged one W/T rating to HMS Mersey.


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6 January 1918

Lindi

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

  6.00am: HMS Lunka arrived.

  5.00pm: Lunka sailed.


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7 January 1918

Lindi

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

  6.00am: HMW Charon arrived and anchored.

  9.30am: Hands oiling 3½” wire and painting and scraping ship.

  4.00pm: Went alongside collier [SS Mercuria, vide log of HMS Severn], received provisions.

  6.00pm: Discharged six ratings to HMS Mersey.


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8 January 1918

Lindi and at sea

Lat -9.95, Long 39.8

  5.25am: Commenced coaling.

10.50am: Completed with coal, 108 tons. One Lieutenant RS [possibly military] joined ship for passage.

11.10am: Slipped and proceeded.

11.45am: Shaped course S88E.

12.38pm: A/c S60E.

  5.00pm: A/c S47E.

  6.00pm: Passed HMW Fly steering NW.

  9.00pm: A/c S22E.

11.00pm: A/c S9E.


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9 January 1918

At sea to Port Amelia

Lat -12.83, Long 40.69

10.00am: Gunner’s party examining foremost 4” holding down bolts.

     Noon: Course and DMG: various, 192.4 miles.

  2.00pm: Anchored, Port Amelia.

  6.00pm: HMS Talbot weighed and proceeded.


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10 January 1918

Port Amelia

Lat -12.94, Long 40.46

10.25am: HMW Charon weighed and proceeded to Bandari.

  3.45pm: Charon returned and anchored.


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11 January 1918

Port Amelia

Lat -12.94, Long 40.46

  9.10am: Hands scraping and painting. Gunner’s party examining after 4” ball race.

  1.30pm: Make and mend.


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12 January 1918

Port Amelia

Lat -12.94, Long 40.46

11.30am: HMS Talbot arrived and anchored.

  7.00pm: Portuguese gunboat Chaimite arrived and anchored.


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13 January 1918

Port Amelia

Lat -12.94, Long 40.46

10.00am: C-of-E party to HMS Talbot.

  3.00pm: Received one case of medical stores.


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14 January 1918

Port Amelia

Lat -12.94, Long 40.46

  6.00am: Exercised “clear for action”, “pull round the fleet” and “prepare to tow forward”.

  9.00am: HMW Charon weighed and proceeded.

  Lost by accident, one boat hook.


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15 January 1918

Port Amelia

Lat -12.94, Long 40.46

00.05am: Portuguese gunboat Chaimite sailed.

  6.00am: Landed Marines.


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16 January 1918

Port Amelia

Lat -12.94, Long 40.46

  7.30am: HMW Echo arrived and anchored. Two ratings joined ship from same.

10.00am: Hands refitting rigging and cleaning out boats and as requisite.


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17 January 1918

Port Amelia

Lat -12.94, Long 40.46

  Hands painting ship and in pm, preparing for sea.


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18 January 1918

Port Amelia and at sea towards Zanzibar

Lat -12.86, Long 40.66

  5.36am: Weighed and proceeded.

  8.20am: Anchored off Maunhane Lt. Hands salving gear from HMW Childers. [Childers went aground on Maunhane reef on 15 December. She could not be refloated and was abandoned, vide logs of Challenger and Lunka.]

10.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

     Noon: Course and DMG: N27E, 6 miles.

  6.35pm: Ibo Lt bg N35W, 4.5 miles.

  7.00pm: A/c N14W.

11.35pm: Stopped. Proceed N14E.

11.59pm: A/c N26E.


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19 January 1918

At sea

Lat -11.42, Long 41.04

  4.30am: N2W.

  3.30pm: Mtundo I. [Ilha Mtundo] bg N84W.

10.00pm: A/c N10W.

10.45am: Passed steamer steering South.


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20 January 1918

At sea

Lat -9.03, Long 40.39

  9.00pm: Passed steamer steering South.

  9.45pm: Sighted Mafia I. on the port bow.

10.00pm: A/c N31E.

10.52pm: Moresby Pt Lt bg N7W.


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21 January 1918

At sea to Zanzibar

Lat -6.6, Long 39.5

00.15am: Steering chain parted, slow ahead both.

  2.45am: Proceeded, 180 revs.

  3.25am: Passed steamer steering South.

  7.00am: A/c N28W.

  1.00pm: A/c N22W.

  2.54pm: Stopped to adjust steering gear.

  3.35pm: Proceeded N32W.

  4.47pm: Anchored, Zanzibar.


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22 January 1918

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  2.00pm: Discharged one officer and one rating to hospital.


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23 January 1918

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  8.15am: Sent two boxes of 4” and one box of 12 pdr ammunition for heat test.

  2.00pm: Read warrant No 34.


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24 January 1918

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  9.00am: Hands rerigging, provisioning, taking on Engineer’s stores and preparing for coaling.

  5.30pm: One Private RMLI joined ship from hospital.


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25 January 1918

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  5.00am: Commenced coaling.

  2.00pm: Two ratings discharged to hospital.

10.00am: Received provisions and petrol for HMS Severn.

11.35am: Finished with coal, received 103 tons.

  2.00pm: Two ratings discharged to hospital.

  3.00pm: HMW Salamander arrived and anchored.

  5.00pm: Received provisions for HMS’ Mersey, Severn, Echo and Charon.

  9.27pm: Weighed and proceeded through Southern Passage.

10.23pm: Chumbe Lt bg N66E, 1 mile. Shaped course S36E.


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26 January 1918

At sea

Lat -7.9, Long 39.57

  1.00am: Passed steamer at anchor, 5 miles SW of Pungume.

  6.05am: Passed hospital ship steering North.

  8.30am: Niororo I. bg S5E.

  8.40am: Various course alterations, continuing South.

     Noon: Course and DMG: various, 121 miles.

  4.15pm: Read warrant No 36.


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27 January 1918

At sea to Lindi

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

  4.37am: Anchored Lindi harbour.

  8.30am: Received stores from HMW Charon.

11.00pm: HMW Fly arrived.


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28 January 1918

Lindi and at sea

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

  9.00am: HMS Severn arrived and anchored. Sent provisions and petrol to same.

  1.00pm: HMW Fly sailed.

  1.05pm: HMS Mersey weighed and proceeded.

  5.51pm: Weighed and proceeded out of Lindi.

  6.20pm: Shaped course S69E.

11.00pm: A/c S54E.


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29 January 1918

At sea to Porto Amelia

Lat -11.63, Long 40.8

10.00am: Passed HMW Echo steering North.

10.30am: Passed HMS’ Challenger and Pickle.

      Noon: Course and DMG: various, 144 miles.

  2.00pm: A/c S13W.

  8.20pm: Courses for Pemba Bay.

10.20pm: Anchored in Pemba Bay.


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30 January 1918

Port Amelia

Lat -12.94, Long 40.46

  5.30pm: Weighed and proceeded alongside collier [probably SS Keyingham, vide log of HMS Challenger].

  7.00pm: HMW Fly secured alongside collier.


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31 January 1918

Port Amelia

Lat -12.94, Long 40.46

  7.45am: 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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1 February 1918

Port Amelia

Lat -12.94, Long 40.46

  6.00am: Clean ship.

  9.10am: Exercised general quarters.

  9.35am: Secure. Hands employed as requisite.

  1.30pm: Hands cleaning paintwork etc.

  4.00pm: Leave to watch until 6.15pm.

  4.15pm: Paid monthly money.

  6.00pm: HMS Rinaldo arrived and secured to collier.

  8.15pm: Shifted berth.

  Sick list: 1.

Weather: Various breezes f 1-2, some rain in the evening, 76º to 87º F.


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2 February 1918

Port Amelia

Lat -12.94, Long 40.46

  5.30am: HMS Rinaldo cast off and proceeded.

  7.00pm: Landed concert party.


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3 February 1918

Port Amelia

Lat -12.94, Long 40.46

  5.00pm: Prepare for sea.

  6.00pm: Embarked four Portuguese military ratings and 10 Askaris.


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4 February 1918

Port Amelia and at sea towards Moçimboa

Lat -12.64, Long 40.69

  6.10am: Weighed and proceeded.

  7.18am: Shaped course N48E.

  9.00am: A/c N11E. Cleared for action.

      Noon: Course and DMG: various, 26 miles.

 5.30pm: Passed SS Student steaming South.

  7.00pm: A/c N14E.


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5 February 1918

At sea to Moçimboa and at sea

Lat -11.34, Long 40.43

  8.55am: Closed HMW Salamander and embarked provisions.

  9.50am: Proceeded through Tambuzi and Myonji passes.

     Noon: Course and DMG: various, 89 miles.

12.25pm: Anchored, Moçimboa. Disembarked Portuguese military ratings, embarked stores etc for Port Amelia.

  4.30pm: Weighed and proceeded.

  6.50pm: Shaped course S58E.

  8.00pm: A/S3W.


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6 February 1918

At sea to Port Amelia

Lat -12.94, Long 40.46

12.40am: Ibo Lt S67W(c).

  4.40am: Maunhane Pt Lt bg 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 -12.94, Long 40.46

10.45am: Gunlayers at deflection teacher.

  2.55pm: Portuguese cruiser Adamastor achored.


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8 February 1918

Port Amelia

Lat -12.94, Long 40.46

10.05am: HMS Lunka anchored.

10.40am: Portuguese gunboat Chaimite arrived and anchored.


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9 February 1918

Port Amelia

Lat -12.94, Long 40.46

12.30am: Portuguese Adamastor and Chaimite sailed.

  3.00pm: Tornado crossed harbour accompanied by heavy squall from NNW.


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10 February 1918

Port Amelia

Lat -12.94, Long 40.46

12.05pm: HMS Lunka left.

  6.00pm: Prepared ship for sea.


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11 February 1918

Port Amelia and at sea

Lat -12.59, Long 40.69

  5.45am: Weighed and proceeded.

  6.38am: Shaped course N39E.

  8.50am: A/c N11E. Hands employed cleaning out boats, oiling wire hawsers and as requisite.

     Noon: Course and DMG: various, 29 miles.

  6.45pm: A/c N14E.


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12 February 1918

At sea to Tambuzi and at sea

Lat -11.32, Long 40.65

  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

11.38am: Shaped course N75E.

     Noon: Course and DMG: various, 79.5 miles.

  1.00pm: A/c N8E.

  4.00pm: A/c N23W.

  4.30pm: A/c N8E.

  6.00pm: A/c N.


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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

  6.00am: 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

  Hands employed as requisite. Tested gun sights.


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19 February 1918

Lindi and at sea for firing exercises

Lat -9.94, Long 39.82

  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.

11.00am: 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.

  9.00am: 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

10.00am: HMS Lunka sailed.

10.30am: One W/T rating joined ship from HMS Severn.

  3.30pm: HMW Echo left.

  5.00pm: Landed bathing party.


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22 February 1918

Lindi

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

  9.15am: Exercised general quarters.

  1.30pm: Hands cleaning small gear and as requisite.


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23 February 1918

Lindi Bay

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

  9.15am: Small arms company at drill. Exercised “abandon ship”, “fire” and “collision stations”.

  2.00pm: HMW Salamander arrived and anchored.

  5.00pm: 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 to Kilwa Kisiwani

Lat -9.25, Long 39.74

  5.55am: Weighed and proceeded.

  6.50am: Shaped course N22E.

     Noon: Course and DMG: various, 45 miles.

  1.20pm: A/c N35W.

  3.17pm: Anchored, Kilwa Kisiwani.


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25 February 1918

Kilwa Kisiwani and at sea

Lat -8.95, Long 39.5

  8.10am: HMS Challenger arrived and anchored.

  9.15am: SNO came on board to inspect ship. Mustered by open list. Exercised “fire” and “collision” stations and “general quarters”.

  2.50pm: Weighed and proceeded.

  3.23pm: Shaped course N66E.

  4.00pm: A/c N27E.


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26 February 1918

At sea to Zanzibar

Lat -6.7, Long 39.49

  3.17am: Moresby Pt Lt bg 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 -6.155, Long 39.19

  9.00am: Embarked stores and ammunition.


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28 February 1918

Zanzibar

Lat -6.29, Long 39.17

  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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1 March 1918

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  6.00am: Lit fires in steam cutter. Hands to clean ship.

  9.00am: Hands embarking stores and employed as requisite.

  3.15pm: HMW Salamander in.

  1.15pm: Paid monthly money.

  3.30pm: Leave to watch to 6.30pm.

  7.00pm: Drew fires in steam cutter.

Weather: Calm or light airs, overcast in the am, clearer later with drizzle in the early afternoon, 77º to 84ºF.


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2 March 1918

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

10.00am. Discharged 149 4” common and 75 4" shrapnel shell to shore.

11.00am: Embarked victualling stores.

  1.30pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.


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3 March 1918

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

11.00am. 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 -6.155, Long 39.19
  9.00am: SNO came on board for investiture of medals.

10.00am: Discharged empty cases and drums on shore.


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5 March 1918

Zanzibar and at sea

Lat -6.84, Long 39.53

  6.00am. Slipped and proceeded through Southern pass.

  7.00am: Cumbe I. Lt bg S80E.

     Noon: Course and DMG: various, 48 miles.

  1.13pm: A/c S23E.

  5.17pm: Moresby Pt Lt bg S3E.

  7.30pm: Moresby Pt Lt bg N36W, 5 miles, a/c S14W.

  9.30pm: Passed HMS Severn, steering North.


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6 March 1918

At sea to Kilwa Kisiwani and at sea

Lat -8.95, Long 39.5

  7.45am: Secured to SS Alston, Kilwa Kisiwani. Coaling, 148 tons.

  2.00pm: Received one case of Carpenter’s stores.

  6.02pm: Slipped and proceeded for Durban.

  6.55pm: Shaped course S33E.


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7 March 1918

At sea

Lat -10.82, Long 40.79

  8.30am: A/c S20E.

10.40am: C Delgado, S74W.

     Noon: Course and DMG: various, 131 miles.

12.32pm: A/c S2E.


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8 March 1918

At sea

Lat -14.09, Long 41.09

  6.00am: Seedies striking down coal. [Thistle has coal on deck in bags and the Seedie boys are putting this into the coal chutes. On their last run down to Durban in 1916 they coaled at Lourenço Marques, but the coal was of very poor quality.]

     Noon: Course and DMG: S5E, 198 miles. A/c S17W.

  5.10pm: St Georges I. Lt [now Ilha de Goa] bg S63W.

  7.00pm: A/c S.

  9.00pm: A/c S17W.


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9 March 1918

At sea

Lat -17.99, Long 40.48

  9.00am: A/c S43W.

     Noon: Course and DMG: S9W, 237 miles.

  1.00pm: A/c S47W.


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10 March 1918

At sea

Lat -21.1, Long 38.29

  7.00am: SS Ingoma passed steaming South.

     Noon: Course and DMG: S34W, 224 miles.

  1.00pm: A/c S52W.


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11 March 1918

At sea

Lat -23.52, Long 36.25

  4.00am: A/c S54W.

     Noon: Course and DMG: S38W, 184 miles.

  1.00pm: A/c S55W.

  4.30pm: Cape Corrientes [now Cabo das Correntes] bg S80W.

  6.05pm: Stopped, turned to SE. [The SE winds have been getting stronger all day and now at f 6-7, Thistle turns her head into the wind and stops rather than continue with wind and wave on her beam, possibly to make some repairs or adjustments.]

  6.40pm: Proceeded S50W.

  8.13pm: Zavora Lt bg S86W.

10.12pm: Zavora Lt abeam, 12 miles.


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12 March 1918

At sea

Lat -26.39, Long 34.17

00.08am: Zavora Lt dipped bg N14E.

     Noon: Course and DMG: S36W, 213 miles.

  9.00pm: A/c S55W.


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13 March 1918

At sea to Durban

Lat -29.62, Long 31.85
  2.42am: Cape St Lucia Lt bg S80W. A/c S47W.

  6.45am: A/c S60W.

  9.30am: A/c S78W.

     Noon: Course and DMG: S30W, 230 miles.

12.10pm: A/c S80W.

  3.00pm: Bluff Lt bg N75W, a/c N70W.

  5.15pm: Secured alongside G shed, Durban.


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14 March 1918

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

11.00am: Shifted berth to Coryella wharf.


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15 March 1918

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  9.00am: Discharged ships company to SS Professor*.

  2.00pm: Sent defective canvas gear ashore.

* Formerly Professor Woermann, the third of three Woermann Line ships with that name, 1912, 6,061 gr.


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16 March 1918

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  9.00am: Hands refitting and as requisite. Struck fore topgallant mast.

  1.00pm: Special leave to Starboard watch till 7.00am Monday and to part of Port watch till 7.00am Sunday.

  1.30pm: Make and mend.


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17 March 1918

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02
  Refit.


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18 March 1918

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  8.30am: General leave to Starboard watch till 9.00am 25th.

  9.00am: Sent boats’ slings to Simonstown for testing. Hands employed refitting main rigging.

  2.00pm: Discharged Mr Lawrence, Mate, to SS Walmer Castle.


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19 March 1918

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  Hands refitting main rigging and as requisite.


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20 March 1918

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  6.30am: Cast off from SS Professor and proceeded in tow into floating dock.

  9.00am: Hands refitting rigging and painting out storerooms.

  5.00pm: Working parties returned to Professor [where they are messing for the duration of the refit].


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21 March 1918

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  Hands ranging cable in dock, refitting rigging and painting out No 2 hold.


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22 March 1918

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  9.00am: Hands painting chain lockers and ranging cable for survey.


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23 March 1918

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  6.00am: HMW Styx left.

  9.00am: Hands restowing cable and as requisite.


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24 March 1918

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  Refit.


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25 March 1918

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  6.00am: HMW Prattler sailed.

  7.50am: Undocked and secured alongside Coryella jetty. Struck fore topmast.

  9.00am: Hands refitting rigging, painting out trimming tank and after W/T compartment, cleaning spirit room.

  6.00pm: Read warrant No 37.


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26 March 1918

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  Hands employed refitting rigging, painting out spirit room and scrubbing lockers


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27 March 1918

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  Hands painting out storerooms, refitting rigging and swaying up maintopmast.

10.00am: HMW’s Styx and Prattler arrived.


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28 March 1918

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  Hands reftting rigging, painting out canvas room and fore trimming tank.


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29 March 1918

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  Refit.


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30 March 1918

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  Hands painting out canvas room and refitting rigging.


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31 March 1918

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

11.00am: HMS Minerva arrived and secured to A jetty.


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LOGS FOR APRIL 1918

[Durban for refit]


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Cover, Adm. 53/62899, signed by O Leveson-Gower.

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Dated 1 May 1918, signed by Cdr H Boyes.

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1 April 1918

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  6.00am: Clean ship.

  9.00am: Leave to watch until 9.00am on the 8th April and to part until 7.00am on the 2nd April. Hands employed as requisite.

11.55am: One rating rejoined from hospital.

  1.30pm: Embarked Boatswain’s and Carpenter’s stores.

  5.15pm: Evening quarters. Exercised fire stations.


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2 April 1918

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  Hands refitting rigging.


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3 April 1918

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  9.00am: Hands refitting rigging and painting out storerooms.

11.00am: Hoisted flag of VA Sir E Charlton.

  1.00pm: One rating discharged to hospital.

  5.00pm: HMS Minerva sailed.


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4 April 1918

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  Hands refitting rigging and painting out storerooms.


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5 April 1918

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  Hands refitting rigging and painting out storerooms.


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6 April 1918

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  8.00am: Struck flag of C-in-C.

  9.00am: Hands refitting rigging and painting out storerooms.


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7 April 1918

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  Sunday routine.


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8 April 1918

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  Hands refitting rigging, scrubbing lockers and painting out storerooms.


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9 April 1918

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  9.00am: Swayed up main topgallant mast and fore topmast.

Remainder painting out wardroom and storerooms.

  1.30pm: Hands painting out storerooms and refitting rigging.


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10 April 1918

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  9.00am: Hands painting out storerooms and as requisite.

  3.00pm: Discharged one rating to hospital.


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11 April 1918

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  9.00am: Hands painting mess deck and refitting rigging.

  1.30pm: Hands make and mend clothes.


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12 April 1918

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  Hands refitting rigging, painting storerooms, cabins and mess deck.


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13 April 1918

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  Hands painting mess deck and as requisite.

  1.30pm: Hands make and mend clothes.


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14 April 1918

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  Sunday routine.


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15 April 1918

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  Hands refitting rigging and painting mess deck


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16 April 1918

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  9.00am: Hands employed as requisite and painting out mess deck and cabins.

  2.00pm: Landed dental party.


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17 April 1918

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  8.20am: Hands employed as requisite and painting mess deck.

  3.00pm: Read warrant No 44.


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18 April 1918

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  Hands painting mess decks and cabins and as requisite. Make and mend in pm.


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19 April 1918

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  Hands refitting and as requisite.


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20 April 1918

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  Hands refitting and as requisite.


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21 April 1918

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  Sunday routine.


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22 April 1918

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  Hands refitting and painting.


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23 April 1918

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  Refitting.


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24 April 1918

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  Refitting.


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25 April 1918

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  Hands employed as requisite.


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26 April 1918

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  9.00am: Hands employed scraping, painting and as requisite.

  9.00pm: One rating joined ship from Simonstown. Discharged one rating to HMW Prattler.


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27 April 1918

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  Refitting.


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28 April 1918

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  Sunday routine.


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29 April 1918

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  Hands employed painting cabins and mess decks.


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30 April 1918

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  Hands painting mess decks and cabins and scraping paintwork.


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LOGS FOR MAY 1918

[Durban for refit]


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Cover, Adm. 53/62900, signed O Leveson-Gower.

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Blank.

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Dated 4 June 1918, signed by Cdr H Boyes.

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Blank.


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1 May 1918

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  6.30am: Clean ship.

  9.00am: Hands scraping, painting and as requisite.

  3.30pm: Paid monthly money.

  4.30pm: One rating joined ship.

  5.15pm: Evening quarters. Exercised fire stations.

Weather: NE breezes f 2 until midnight SW f2, dry and clear, 64º to 74º F.


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2 May 1918

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  9.00am: Hands scraping, painting, refitting and as requisite.

10.30am: Read warrant No 45. Discharged one prisoner to civil prison.


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3 May 1918

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  Hands employed refitting, scraping and painting.


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4 May 1918

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  Refitting.

11.00am: HMS Challenger proceeded.


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Link to 5 May 1918 broken


5 May 1918

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  Refitting.


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6 May 1918

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  Hands scraping, painting and refitting.


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7 May 1918

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  Hands employed refitting, scraping and painting.


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8 May 1918

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  Hands employed refitting, scraping and painting.


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9 May 1918

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

10.30am: Discharged one rating to hospital.


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10 May 1918

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  Hands employed refitting, scraping and painting.


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11 May 1918

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  Hands employed refitting, scraping and painting. Make and mend in pm.


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12 May 1918

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  Sunday routine.


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13 May 1918

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  Refitting and painting.


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14 May 1918

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  Hands refitting rigging and painting.


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15 May 1918

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  9.00am: Scraping paintwork. Ord Sn training class at instruction.


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16 May 1918

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  Scraping paintwork.


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17 May 1918

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  Refitting, scraping paintwork.


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18 May 1918

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  Cleaning mess decks, scraping paintwork, make and mend in pm.


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19 May 1918

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  Sunday routine.


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20 May 1918

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  Refitting, scraping paintwork.


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21 May 1918

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  Hands scraping ship’s side and cleaning mess decks.

  9.00pm: One rating joined ship from hospital.


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22 May 1918

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  Hands scraping ship’s side and painting the whaler.

  2.00pm: Discharged one rating to hospital.


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23 May 1918

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  8.30am: Scraping ship’ side.

  2.00pm: Half masted colours. Landed funeral party for the late F Camp AB. [AB Frederick Camp, J64510, drowned.]

  4.00pm: Rehoisted colours.


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24 May 1918

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  Scraping ship’s side.


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25 May 1918

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  9.00am: Hands scraping ship’s side and cleaning troop deck.

  7.00am: Cleaning ship and hoisting and covering boats.

  4.30pm: One rating joined ship from detention.


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26 May 1918

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  Sunday routine.


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27 May 1918

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  Scraping ship’s side, painting boats.


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28 May 1918

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  Scraping ship’s side.


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29 May 1918

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  Completed with coal, 122.8 tons. Cleared ammunition lighter. Finished embarking provisions and stores.


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30 May 1918

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  Hands painting ship.

  4.30pm: Paid monthly money. Leave to watch and part until midnight.


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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.

  1.30pm: Leave to watch and part until midnight.


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LOGS FOR JUNE 1918

[Durban to complete refit and Quelimane]


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Cover, Adm. 53/62901, signed by O Leveson-Gower.

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Dated 8 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.

10.00am: Hands painting ship and lifting aft 4” gun.

  2.30pm: Lifted davits and tested Downton pumps.

  4.00pm: Leave to watch and part until 7.00am.

Weather: Various light breezes, dry and clear, 54º to 70º F.


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2 June 1918

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  8.30am: Secured ship for basin trial.


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3 June 1918

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  9.00am: Hands painting ship.

  1.00pm: Carried out steam trial.

  1.30pm: Discharged one rating to hospital.


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4 June 1918

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  9.00am: Painting ship.

  2.00pm: Watered ship.


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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.

  3.00pm: Coal lighter alongside.


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6 June 1918

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  8.30am: Completed coaling.


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7 June 1918

Durban and at sea Northwards

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  9.00am: Read warrant No 48.

  9.30am: Hands painting ship and fitting QD awning.

  2.00pm: Discharged two ratings to HMWs Styx and Prattler. One rating joined ship from Prattler.

  3.45pm: Cast off and proceeded.

  4.40pm: Stopped off entrance.

  4.47pm: Proceeded, N68E.

  5.10pm: Umgeni River bg N45W. Streamed patent log.


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8 June 1918

At sea

Lat -28.77, Long 32.57

  NE’ly winds f 3-5 all day.

  3.00am: A/c N57E.

     Noon: Course and DMG: N50E, 104 miles. A/c N43E.

  9.30pm: Revolutions as requisite for keeping station with whalers.


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9 June 1918

At sea

Lat -28.07, Long 33.54

  NE’ly winds up to f 7 at times in the am, abating and coming from the SE in the evening.

     Noon: Course and DMG: N50E, 67.5 miles.

  1.00pm: A/c N38E.


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10 June 1918

At sea

Lat -25.95, Long 34.57

     Noon: Course and DMG: N23E, 139 miles.

  4.00pm: A/c N47E.

  8.20pm: Sounded 25 fathoms, a/c SE.

  9.00pm: A/c E.

11.12pm: A/c N47E.


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11 June 1918

At sea

Lat -23.85, Long 35.6

  3.18am: Zavora Lt abeam, 12 miles.

  6.30am: A/c N19E.

  8.45am: A/c N30E.

     Noon: Course and DMG: N24E, 139 miles.


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12 June 1918

At sea to Beira

Lat -21.14, Long 35.54

  5.00am: A/c N5W.

  9.28am: Cape Bazaruto Lt abeam, 9 miles.

     Noon: Course and DMG: various, 169 miles.

  4.00pm: A/c N18W.

  5.55pm: A/c N10E.

  9.15pm: Anchored off Beira, with Fairway buoy bg N10W, 2 miles approx.

  9.25pm: HMWs Prattler and Styx anchored.


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13 June 1918

Beira

Lat -19.81, Long 34.83

  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 -19.81, Long 34.83

  2.15pm: Weighed and proceeded.

  4.25pm: Anchored.

  5.38pm: Weighed and proceeded.

  6.00pm: Fairway buoy abeam, shaped course N70E.

11.59pm: A/c N69E.


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15 June 1918

At sea

Lat -18.85, Long 37.03

     Noon: Course and DMG: N59E, 136 miles.

  5.00pm: A/c N68E.


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16 June 1918

At sea

Lat -17.1, Long 39.32

  3.30am: A/c N51E.

     Noon: Course and DMG: N55E, 168 miles.

12.45pm: Casuarina I. bg N60W.

  3.25pm: Mona I. [Ilha de Moma] bg N10E.

  4.00pm: Same 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 39.69

  1.00am: A/c N51E.

  2.15am: Slow both.

  2.50am: Altered course to S55W.

     Noon: Course and DMG: various, 154 miles.

  4.45pm: Altered course to N84W.


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18 June 1918

At sea

Lat -17.88, Long 36.89

  9.00am: Proceeded into Kiliman River [Rio dos Bons Sinais].

11.15am: Picked up pilot.

11.40am: Anchored, Quilimane [now Quelimane; this name used henceforth in place of log spellings Quilimane and Kiliman].


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19 June 1918

Quelimane

Lat -17.88, Long 36.89

  Hands employed as requisite. Ord Sn at seamanship instruction.


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20 June 1918

Quelimane

Lat -17.88, Long 36.89

  Hands oiling wire hawsers etc.


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21 June 1918

Quelimane

Lat -17.88, Long 36.89

  3.15pm: Portuguese cruiser Adamastor anchored.


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22 June 1918

Quelimane

Lat -17.88, Long 36.89

10.00am: Preparing for landing party.

  1.30pm: Make and mend.


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23 June 1918

Quelimane

Lat -17.88, Long 36.89

  Sunday routine.


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24 June 1918

Quelimane

Lat -17.88, Long 36.89

  6.30pm: Instruments from ETC received.

  7.00pm: HMS Ivy anchored.


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25 June 1918

Quelimane

Lat -17.88, Long 36.89

  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 -17.88, Long 36.89

  6.00pm: SS Hebburn arrived.


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27 June 1918

Quelimane

Lat -17.88, Long 36.89

10.15am: Six ratings joined ship.

  5.00pm: Shifted alongside collier.


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28 June 1918

Quelimane

Lat -17.88, Long 36.89

  6.05am: Coaling.

11.50am: Finished with coal, received 90 tons.

  4.10pm: Cast off to anchor.


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29 June 1918

Quelimane

Lat -17.88, Long 36.89

  5.00pm. HMWs Pickle and Prattler arrived.


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30 June 1918

Quelimane

Lat -17.88, Long 36.89

  2.25pm: HMWs Pickle and Prattler proceeded.

  5.45pm: Discharged three ratings to HMS Talbot [one PO, one SBS and one Ord Sn, 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 6 August 1918, signed by Cdr H Boyes.

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1 July 1918

Quelimane

Lat -17.88, Long 36.89

  6.00am: Lit fires in steam cutter. Hands clean ship.

  9.00am: Ord Sn at seamanship instruction.

  4.15pm: Issued soap and tobacco.

Weather: Various breezes up to f 3, dry and clear, 61º to 75º F.


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2 July 1918

Quelimane

Lat -17.88, Long 36.89

10.00am: Landed landing party and Maxim.

  2.00pm: Cleared for action.

  9.00pm: Received 6 cases and 39 bags of coin from National Bank of South Africa.


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3 July 1918

Quelimane

Lat -17.88, Long 36.89

12.30pm: HMS Rinaldo arrived. Received stores from same. Mr Coombes, Boatswain, joined ship.

  1.00pm: Received 10 rifles from HMS Talbot.

  5.30pm: One rating joined ship from Rinaldo [Tel. H Eyre, vide log of Rinaldo].


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4 July 1918

Quelimane

Lat -17.88, Long 36.89

  9.00am: Discharged spare rifles and accoutrements to HMS Rinaldo.

  3.00pm: Received 20,000 rounds of .303 from HMS Talbot.


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5 July 1918

Quelimane

Lat -17.88, Long 36.89

  4.00pm: Received on board from Military Paymaster, seven boxes of specie.


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6 July 1918

Quelimane

Lat -17.88, Long 36.89

10.00am: Sent 36 boxes of .303 to HMS Ivy.


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7 July 1918

Quelimane

Lat -17.88, Long 36.89

  9.00am: Boats disembarking stores from SS Luabo.

11.30am: Landing party returned.

  3.30pm: Discharged one rating to HMS Rinaldo.


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8 July 1918

Quelimane

Lat -17.88, Long 36.89

  6.00am: HMW Pickle left.

10.00am: HMW Prattler in.

10.30am: Sent seven boxes of specie to Military Paymaster.

  2.00pm: HMS Rinaldo left.

  5.00pm: Pickle returned.


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9 July 1918

Quelimane

Lat -17.88, Long 36.89

  8.45am: HMS Rinaldo arrived.

  2.00pm: Rinaldo left.


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10 July 1918

Quelimane

Lat -17.88, Long 36.89

  6.30am: Went alongside collier and commenced to coal.

  8.15am: Completed with 38 tons of coal.

11.45am: Cast off to anchor.

  2.00pm: HMW Pickle left.

  8.30pm: Mr Perry, Gunner, joined ship. Received from HMS Minerva, one Maxim gun. [Minerva’s log also records that Cdr Boyes joined her for passage on this date, surprisingly not mentioned in Thistle’s log. Minerva sailed at 6.00pm for Casuarina I.]


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11 July 1918

Quelimane

Lat -17.88, Long 36.89

  4.30pm: Received two Maxim guns from military.


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12 July 1918

Quelimane

Lat -17.88, Long 36.89

10.00am: HMW Prattler alongside, supplied her with 19 tons of water.


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13 July 1918

Quelimane

Lat -17.88, Long 36.89

  7.00am: HMW Prattler left.


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14 July 1918

Quelimane

Lat -17.88, Long 36.89

  Sunday routine.


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15 July 1918

Quelimane

Lat -17.88, Long 36.89

  9.00am: Training class at field exercise.

  1.00pm: HMW Pickle anchored.


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16 July 1918

Quelimane

Lat -17.88, Long 36.89

  9.00am: HMW Pickle alongside and supplied her with 2½ tons of water.

11.00am: Pickle slipped and proceeded.

  2.00pm: Ord Sn training class at field exercise.


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17 July 1918

Quelimane

Lat -17.88, Long 36.89

  9.00am: Training class at drill and field exercise.


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18 July 1918

Quelimane

Lat -17.88, Long 36.89

  9.00am: Small arms company at drill.

11.00am: Sent two Maxims and ammunition to HMW Pickle.

11.30am: Pickle left.

  2.00pm: Training class at field exercise.


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19 July 1918

Quelimane

Lat -17.88, Long 36.89

  9.00am: Hands to general quarters. Ord Sn training class at field exercise.

  5.00pm: Boats away landing wounded.


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20 July 1918

Quelimane

Lat -17.88, Long 36.89

11.20am: Portuguese cruiser Adamastor sailed.

  1.30pm: Hands make and mend clothes.


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21 July 1918

Quelimane

Lat -17.88, Long 36.89

  3.00pm: Discharged two ratings to hospital.


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22 July 1918

Quelimane

Lat -17.88, Long 36.89

  5.30am: Aired bedding.

  9.30am: Inspected same.


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23 July 1918

Quelimane

Lat -17.88, Long 36.89

  Cleaning and painting.


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24 July 1918

Quelimane

Lat -17.88, Long 36.89

  7.00am: HMW Fly arrived.

  9.30am: Training class at field exercise.

  3.30pm: HMW Prattler arrived.


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25 July 1918

Quelimane

Lat -17.88, Long 36.89

  9.00am: Small arm company at drill. Ord Sn training class at field exercise.

  2.00pm: Training class at 12 pdr gun drill.

  6.30pm: HMW Fly secured alongside.


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26 July 1918

Quelimane

Lat -17.88, Long 36.89

  9.00am: Training class dismounting and stripping starboard after 12 pdr.


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27 July 1918

Quelimane

Lat -17.88, Long 36.89

  2.00pm: HMW Prattler left.


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28 July 1918

Quelimane

Lat -17.88, Long 36.89

  Sunday routine.


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29 July 1918

Quelimane

Lat -17.88, Long 36.89

10.25am: Coal lighters alongside, completed with 35 tons of coal.

  3.00pm: Discharged one rating to hospital, one rating joined from same.

  4.30pm: Supplied HMW Fly with one ton of drinking water.


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30 July 1918

Quelimane

Lat -17.88, Long 36.89

  9.00am: Training class dismounting foremost 12 pdr.

  4.30pm: HMW Fly cast off and anchored.


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31 July 1918

Quelimane

Lat -18.04, Long 37.43

  5.48am: Weighed and proceeded.

  8.35am: Fairway buoy abeam. Shaped course N87E.

  3.15pm: Shifted Cherub and reset log.

  8.00pm: A/c N70E.


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LOGS FOR AUGUST 1918

[Angoche, Mozambique and Angoche Islands]


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Cover, Adm. 53/62903, signed by O Leveson-Gower.

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Dated 2 September 1918, signed by Cdr H Boyes.

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1 August 1918

At sea to Mafamede I.

Lat -16.69, Long 40.07

  5.45am: A/c N36E.

10.40am: A/c N6W.

     Noon: Course and DMG: N62E, 172 miles.

  1.10pm: A/c N30E.

  2.00pm: A/c N.

  2.55pm: Anchored off Mafamede I.


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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.

  5.00pm: Issued soap and tobacco.


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3 August 1918

Angoche

Lat -16.25, Long 39.89

  Saturday. Clean ship. Make and mend.


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4 August 1918

Angoche

Lat -16.25, Long 39.89

  Sunday routine.


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5 August 1918

Angoche

Lat -16.25, Long 39.89

  6.00am: Exercised “collision” and “abandon ship”.

  7.15am: Replaced gear.

  2.00pm: Exercised boats under sail.


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6 August 1918

Angoche

Lat -16.25, Long 39.89

  9.00am: Hands painting ship. Ord Sn away boat pulling.


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7 August 1918

Angoche

Lat -16.25, Long 39.89

  1.30am: Burnt searchlight.

  4.30am: Burnt searchlight.

  9.00am: Painting ship.


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8 August 1918

Angoche

Lat -16.25, Long 39.89

  9.00am: Painting ship.


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9 August 1918

Angoche

Lat -16.25, Long 39.89

  2.00pm: Exercised boat sailing.


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10 August 1918

Angoche

Lat -16.25, Long 39.89

  8.05am: HMS Rinaldo arrived.


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11 August 1918

Angoche and at sea

Lat -15.87, Long 40.59

  5.35am: Weighed and proceeded.

  7.35am: Mafamede I. bg S25W, 1.75 miles, shaped course N65E.

10.00am: A/c N47E.

     Noon: Course and DMG: N48E, 37.5 miles.

  1.00pm: A/c N27E.

  7.10pm: A/c N9W.

  8.55pm: Anchored, Mozambique [port on Ilha de Moçambique].


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12 August 1918

Mozambique

Lat -15.04, Long 40.74

  5.44am: Weighed and proceeded to anchor off Londoo.

  6.35am: Anchored.


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13 August 1918

Mozambique

Lat -15.04, Long 40.74

  9.35am: Went alongside SS Leucadia, received 110 tons of coal.


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14 August 1918

Mozambique to Mafamede I.

Lat -15.84, Long 40.48

  5.05am: Cast off and proceeded.

  6.10am: St George I. Lt bg N82W, 1.25 miles. Shaped course S.

  7.40am: A/c S16W.

  8.50am: A/c S30W.

  9.45am: A/ S54W.

     Noon: Course and DMG: various, 56 miles.

  5.33pm: Anchored off Mafamede I. One rating joined from HMS Rinaldo.

  6.25pm: Rinaldo proceeded.


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15 August 1918

Mafamede I. to Angoche

Lat -16.25, Long 39.89

  5.00am: HMW Fly left.

  9.22am: Weighed and proceeded. Small arm companies at SA drill.

11.15am: Anchored, Angoche.

  2.00pm: Exercised whaler boat sailing, remainder of hands renewing boats’ falls and employed as requisite.

  4.30pm: Landed bathing party.


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16 August 1918

Angoche

Lat -16.25, Long 39.89

  9.15am: Cleared ship for action. Exercised “general quarters” and “collision” and “fire” stations.


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17 August 1918

Angoche

Lat -16.25, Long 39.89

  Clean ship. Make and mend.


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18 August 1918

Angoche

Lat -16.25, Long 39.89

  Sunday routine.


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19 August 1918

Angoche

Lat -16.25, Long 39.89

  9.15am: Exercised boats’ crews away pulling. Training class at gunnery instruction.

  2.00pm: Training class at 12 pdr gun drill.

  5.00pm: Landed bathing party.


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20 August 1918

Angoche

Lat -16.25, Long 39.89

  9.15am: Training class at gunnery instruction. Remainder of hands spreading boatdeck awnings.

  2.00pm: Training class at deflection teacher.

  5.00pm: Landed bathing party.


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21 August 1918

Angoche

Lat -16.25, Long 39.89

  9.15am: Exercised boats’ crews away pulling. Training class at deflection teacher.

  1.28pm: Portuguese gunboat Chaimite arrived.

  2.00pm: Rigged relieving tackles. [Thistle does have a steering engine, but these tackles take some of the strain when they practise steering by hand, ie a wheel attached directly to the rudder by chains.]

  5.00pm: Landed bathing party.


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22 August 1918

Angoche

Lat -16.25, Long 39.89

  9.00am: Exercised small arms drill. Gunnery training class at 12 pdr gun drill.

  5.00pm: Landed bathing party.


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23 August 1918

Angoche

Lat -16.25, Long 39.89

  5.15am: Portuguese gunboat Chaimite sailed.

  9.15am: Gunnery training class at loader.

  2.00pm: Gunnery training class at 12 pdr gun drill.

  2.30pm: 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 39.89

  5.00am: HMW Fly left.

11.30am: HMW Charon shifted berth.

  1.30pm: Hands make and mend clothes.


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25 August 1918

Angoche

Lat -16.25, Long 39.89

  Sunday routine.


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26 August 1918

Angoche

Lat -16.25, Long 39.89

  6.00am: Landing party landed for route march.

  7.05am: HMW Charon shifted berth.

  2.00pm: Training class at loader drill.


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27 August 1918

Angoche

Lat -16.25, Long 39.89

  6.00am: Landed ship’s company for rifle exercise.

  2.00pm: Gunnery training class at 4" QF drill.


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28 August 1918

Angoche

Lat -16.25, Long 39.89

  9.00am: Ord Sn training class at instruction and examination.

  5.00pm: One Askari joined ship.


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29 August 1918

Angoche to Mafamede I.

Lat -16.35, Long 40.04

  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 -16.35, Long 40.04

  9.15am: Gunnery training class at examination.

  1.30pm: Hands make and mend clothes. Landed bathing party.


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31 August 1918

Mafamede I.

Lat -16.35, Long 40.04

  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 2 October 1918, signed by Cdr H Boyes.

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1 September 1918

Mafamede I. to Angoche.

Lat -16.25, Long 39.89 [approx]

  9.00am: HMW Charon alongside, embarked provisions.

  9.40am: Charon proceeded.

11.03am: Weighed and proceeded.

12.52pm: Anchored, Angoche.

  1.35pm: Charon returned.

Weather: Southerly breezes, dry and clear, 68º to 78º F.


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2 September 1918

Angoche

Lat -16.25, Long 39.89

  9.30am: Hands unshipping skiff’s davits.


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3 September 1918

Angoche

Lat -16.25, Long 39.89

  9.30am: Gunnery training class at instruction and Maxim drill.


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4 September 1918

Angoche

Lat -16.25, Long 39.89

  9.30am: Gunnery training class at instruction and drill.


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5 September 1918

Angoche

Lat -16.25, Long 39.89

  9.30am: Exercised SA companies.


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6 September 1918

Angoche

Lat -16.25, Long 39.89

  5.10am: HMW Charon proceeded.

  9.30am: Exercised general quarters. Ord Sn training class at instruction.


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7 September 1918

Angoche

Lat -16.25, Long 39.89

  Clean ship. Make and mend.


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8 September 1918

Angoche and at sea

Lat -15.87, Long 40.52

  6.03am: Weighed and proceeded to sea.

  7.00am: Shaped course N72E.

  9.20am: A/c N46E.

     Noon: Course and DMG: various, 47.5 miles.

  4.00pm: A/c N19E.

  5.56pm: St George’s I. Lt bg N29W.

  7.25pm: St George’s I. Lt abeam.


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9 September 1918

At sea to Port Amelia

Lat -13.63, Long 40.88

  6.18am: A/c N17W.

11.59am: A/c N6W.

     Noon: Course and DMG: various, 143 miles.

  4.15pm: Maunhane Lt bg N29W.

  7.16pm: Anchored Port Amelia.


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10 September 1918

Port Amelia

Lat -12.94, Long 40.46

  7.30am: Went alongside HMS Challenger. Received 45 tons of coal from her.


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11 September 1918

Port Amelia

Lat -12.94, Long 40.46

  Cleaning and painting.


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12 September 1918

Port Amelia

Lat -12.94, Long 40.46

  6.00am: Landed SA company.


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13 September 1918

Port Amelia

Lat -12.94, Long 40.46

  Hands employed as requisite.


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14 September 1918

Port Amelia

Lat -12.94, Long 40.46

11.30am: HMW Fly anchored.


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15 September 1918

Port Amelia to Tambuzi I.

Lat -11.98, Long 40.72

00.01am: HMWs Charon and Fly weighed and proceeded.

00.40am: Weighed and proceeded.

  1.30am: Shaped course N53E.

  4.00am: A/c N4E.

  8.15am: Ibo Lt abeam, 5.2 miles.

     Noon: Course and DMG: various, 63 miles.

  1.25pm: A/c N14E.

  6.25pm: Anchored off Tambuzi I.


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16 September 1918

Tambuzi

Lat -11.36, Long 40.63

  6.35pm: HMS Minerva arrived.


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17 September 1918

Tambuzi and at sea.

Lat -11.33, Long 40.64

  7.00am: Discharged Lt Weller RNR to HMS Minerva [Minerva’s log says that he is a S/Lt and exchanged with S/Lt Carslake].

11.32am: Weighed and proceeded.

  1.00pm: A/c N21E.

  4.40pm: A/c N.

10.10pm: Cape Delgado bg N30W.


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18 September 1918

At sea to Msimbati

Lat -10.35, Long 40.4

10.00am: Carried out firing from 4" and 12 pdr guns.

12.08pm: Anchored, Msimbati.


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19 September 1918

Msimbati

Lat -10.35, Long 40.4

  9.15am: Exercised small arm company.


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20 September 1918

Msimbati

Lat -10.35, Long 40.4

  Hands painting ship.


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21 September 1918

Msimbati

Lat -10.35, Long 40.4

10.15am: HMS Hyacinth arrived and anchored.

  2.00pm: One rating joined ship from Hyacinth.

  3.00pm: HMW Styx arrived.

  5.00pm: Discharged Mr Anderson Art. Engineer and one rating to Hyacinth.


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22 September 1918

Msimbati

Lat -10.35, Long 40.4

10.00am: C-in-C [at this time RA Fitzherbert] came on board to inspect ship.

  5.25pm: Mr Crauford Art. Engineer joined ship.


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23 September 1918

Msimbati and at sea

Lat -10.35, Long 40.4

  9.00am: Prepared for sea.

  2.32pm: Weighed and proceeded, courses as requisite.

  3.15pm: Set course N3W.


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24 September 1918

At sea to Zanzibar

Lat -7.67, Long 39.97

  1.35am: HMS Rinaldo passed steaming South.

  8.20am: Sighted land on port bow.

  9.15am: A/c N30E.

11.00am: A/c N12E.

     Noon: Course and DMG: N10W, 158 miles.

12.30pm: A/c N20W.

  9.12pm: Chumbe Lt bg N24W(c).

11.55pm: Anchored off Zanzibar.


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25 September 1918

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  6.00am: 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 -6.155, Long 39.19

  Hands employed as requisite.


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27 September 1918

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  5.00am: 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 -6.155, Long 39.19

  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 -6.155, Long 39.19

  Sunday routine.


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30 September 1918

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  Hands employed as requisite.


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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 1 November 1918, signed by Lt/Cdr CG Cruttwell.

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1 October 1918

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  5.45am: Lit fires in steam cutter.

  6.00am: Clean ship.

  8.00am: HMW Fly left.

  9.00am: Hands employed as requisite and drawing stores.

  2.00pm: Hands mustered for payment.

  2.30pm: Mustering stores.

  3.00pm: Discharged 10 Seedies to shore.

  3.30pm: Leave to watch till 6.00pm.

  4.00pm: Landed patrol.

  6.00pm: Tested downton pumps.

  8.30pm: Drew fires in steam cutter.

Weather: Light breezes, showers around noon, otherwise dry, 75º to 82º F.


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2 October 1918

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

11.00am: HMW Fly in.

10.00pm: Discharged one ERA to hospital.


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3 October 1918

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  Hands employed as requisite.


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4 October 1918

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  4.00pm: HMW Styx in.


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5 October 1918

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  9.30am: HMW Styx out.


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6 October 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

11.56am: HMS Challenger anchored.

  4.00pm: Read warrant No 1 and discharged one prisoner [AB Bowles, 10 days cells, vide log of Challenger] and Challenger’s escort to Challenger.


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7 October 1918

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  Coaled ship.


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8 October 1918

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

10.45am: SS Golden Crown* sailed.

11.00am: Received from SS Stanley Hall, Paymaster’s, Bosun’s, Engineer’s and Gunner’s stores.

  1.45pm: Discharged one officer to HMW Fly.

  2.05pm: Fly left.

  * A hired screw tug, 1896, 184 grt.


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9 October 1918

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  5.55am: SS Stanley Hall went alongside HMS 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 -6.155, Long 39.19

  5.15am: SS Hong Moh sailed.

  6.15am: SS Cupid anchored.

  7.00am: HMW Prattler sailed.

  3.00pm: HMW Styx anchored.

  3.10pm: SS Golden Crown anchored.


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11 October 1918

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

10.15am: Weighed and proceeded on steam trials.

11.00am: Returned to anchorage.

11.10am: Geared to [tied up alongside] HMS Challenger.

11.13am: SS Veronej [a troopship] arrived and anchored.

11.35am: Hands employed taking hammocks and bags on Challenger.

  2.00pm: New crew arrived on board from SS Veronej.

  2.20pm: Lower deck cleared.

  [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 -6.155, Long 39.19

  6.00am: Hands employed stowing provisions and cleaning guns.

  2.35pm: Trying engines, stations for going out of harbour.


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13 October 1918

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  9.30am: Church party for HMS Challenger.

12.40pm: SS Tuna sailed [incorrectly named Tuni in log, vide log of Challenger].

  6.45pm: Discharged one rating to Challenger.


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14 October 1918

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  9.00am: Exercised action stations. Medical inspection.

  4.30pm: SS Manica anchored.


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15 October 1918

Zanzibar to Dar-es-Salaam

Lat -6.82, Long 39.29

  5.35am: Weighed and proceeded.

  8.00am: Pos. 6º 25’S, 39º 13’E.

11.48am: Hammond Rock buoy abeam.

     Noon: Course and DMG: various, 42 miles.

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 -6.82, Long 39.29

12.45pm: HMS Lunka arrived.


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17 October 1918

Dar-es-Salaam and at sea

Lat -6.82, Long 39.29

  6.45am: Shifted berth.

10.45am: Mails arrived.

  1.00pm: Left harbour, various courses.

  3.20pm: A/c S28E.

10.30pm: Sighted Ras Mkumbi [Moresby Pt] Light.


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18 October 1918

At sea to Kilwa Kisiwani

Lat -8.77, Long 39.65

12.40am: Rounded Ras Mkumbi. a/c S18W.

  8.00am: Pos. 8º 23’S, Long 39º 52’E. A/c S28W.

     Noon: Course and DMG: various, 164 miles.

  1.20pm: A/c S68W.

  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 -8.95, Long 39.5

  7.00am: Cast off from collier and came to anchor off castle ruins.

  8.30am: Colours lowered for funeral from HMS Minerva [Ord Tel 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 -8.95, Long 39.5

10.00am: Captain CDS 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 -9.19, Long 39.69

  6.00am: Landed butcher and wardroom steward. Away all boats crews for exercise.

  9.12am: Weighed and proceeded.

     Noon: Course and DMG: various, 19 miles.

  2.30pm: Anchored, Kiswere.


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22 October 1918

Kiswere

Lat -9.42, Long 39.6

  Hands employed as requisite.


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23 October 1918

Kiswere to Mnazi Bay

Lat -9.97, Long 40.12

No notes were copied of activity in the morning, but they must have weighed and proceeded about 5.30am.

  8.00am: Pos. 9º 34’S, 39º 48’E.

     Noon: Course and DMG: S39E, 46 miles.

  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

  Hands variously employed.


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25 October 1918

Mnazi Bay

Lat -10.3, Long 40.35

  9.00am: 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

  9.00am: Hands painting out sailing cutter.

  3.00pm: HMW Styx arrived.


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27 October 1918

Mnazi Bay

Lat -10.3, Long 40.35

11.00am: HMS Challenger anchored.


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28 October 1918

Mnazi Bay

Lat -10.3, Long 40.35

  9.15am: Divisions and 12 pdr drill.

  9.40am: HMW Pickle arrived and came alongside for water.

  1.35pm: Pickle cast off to anchor.


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29 October 1918

Mnazi Bay

Lat -10.3, Long 40.35

  9.00am: Divisions and 12 pdr drill. Carried out .303 aiming practice.


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30 October 1918

Mnazi Bay to Mikindani

Lat -10.14, Long 40.2

  9.32am: Weighed and proceeded.

  1.40pm: Anchored, Mikindani harbour.


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31 October 1918

Mikindani

Lat -10.27, Long 40.12

  9.00am: Away all boats under oars. Away all boats under sails.

Small arm drill. Seamanship training class to instruction.

  2.00pm: 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 8 December 1918, signed by Lt/Cdr CG Cruttwell.

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1 November 1918

Mikindani to Sudi

Lat -10.27, Long 40.12

  6.00am: Away all boats under oars.

  6.30am: Clean ship.

  9.15am: Divisions and prayers.

  9.25am: Seamanship training class to instruction.

11.00am: Away all boats under sail.

  1.15pm: Hands muster for monthly payment.

  1.35pm: Weighed and proceeded.

  1.44pm: Course N44E.

  1.56pm: Passed channel buoys, a/c N34E.

  2.40pm: A/c N57W.

  4.10pm: A/c S27W, entering Sudi.

  4.50pm: Anchored, Sudi.


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2 November 1918

Sudi

Lat -10.08, Long 39.95

  1.30pm: Cutter took bathing party ashore under sail.


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3 November 1918

Sudi to Lindi

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

  7.00am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.20am: Anchored, Lindi.


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4 November 1918

Lindi

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

  6.00am: Working party left for the President [scuttled here in 1915].

  8.00am: 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.

  5.00pm: 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

  9.00am: 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 Northwards

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

  5.20pm: Weighed and proceeded to sea.

  5.34pm: Course N66E.

  8.00pm: A/c N2E.


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7 November 1918

At sea to Tirene Bay

Lat -7.91, Long 39.65

  8.00am: Pos. 8º 12’S. Long 39º 39.5’E.

11.25am: Anchored, Tirene Bay.

  4.40pm: Away all boats under sail.


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8 November 1918

Tirene Bay

Lat -7.91, Long 39.65

  Painting ship.


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9 November 1918

Tirene Bay

Lat -7.91, Long 39.65

  Saturday. Clean ship. Hands make and mend. Sailing cutter away under sail.


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10 November 1918

Tirene Bay and at sea

Lat -7.84, Long 39.65

  8.25am: HMW Styx arrived. Received mails and fruit from her.

  9.40am: Styx left southbound.

11.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.48am: Passed Salim Bank buoy, a/c N11W.

  1.40pm: Received orders to proceed to Lindi, a/c S16W.

  4.17pm: Ras Kisimani abeam, a/c South.


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11 November 1918

Tirene to Lindi

Lat -9.8, Long 39.85

  Various Southerly courses throughout the morning.

     Noon: Course and DMG: various, 186 miles.

  2.05pm: Anchored, Lindi.


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12 November 1918

Lindi

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

  5.50am: HMW Fly sailed.

  9.00am: 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

  9.15am: Small arms drill. Training class at 4” gun drill.

11.55am: SS Hunan anchored.

  5.00pm: 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.


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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.

10.00am: Derricks from President sent aboard collier for delivery to HMS Challenger.

  1.00pm: 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 to sea.

  9.30pm: Course N60E.

11.00pm: A/c N.


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22 November 1918

At sea

Lat -8.57, Long 39.64

  5.00am: A/c N10W.

  8.00am: Off Kilwa Kisiwani.

  9.00am: Albemarle Spit abeam, 5 miles.

11.15am: A/c N26E.

  8.00pm: Off Moresby Point.

  8.15pm: A/c N17W.


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23 November 1918

At sea to Dar-es-Salaam

Lat -6.82, Long 39.29

  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.

  1.00pm: 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 -6.82, Long 39.29

  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 -6.82, Long 39.29

  2.45pm: SS Montrose sailed.

  3.00pm: Received four bags of mails and stores from HMS Challenger.


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26 November 1918

Dar-es-Salaam

Lat -6.82, Long 39.29

  4.50am: Discharged two ratings to HMS Challenger. Received four bags of mails from same.

  9.20am: Training class to instruction on Maxim gun.


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27 November 1918

Dar-es-Salaam

Lat -6.82, Long 39.29

  8.55am: One rating joined from tug Stork.

  9.00am: Discharged Mr Crawford, engineer officer, to SS Ingoma.

10.30am: HMHS Ebani anchored.

11.10am: SS 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 -6.57, Long 39.3 [approx, Lat 7º 34’S in log, seems too far South]

  7.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

  9.55 to 10.50am: Various courses for target practice.

11.00am: A/c N18W.

  2.45pm: Chumbe Lt abeam, 0.75 miles.

  4.00pm: Anchored, Zanzibar.

10.30pm: SS Khalifa* [Kalifa in log] anchored.

  * This vessel is usually entered in the log as Kalifa, but I can find no record of a vessel with that name, whereas the government of Zanzibar is shown as owning Khalifa (formerly St Giles), so throughout that is the spelling that I have used.


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29 November 1918

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  8.00am: Received 10 tons of water and 68 tons of coal from lighters.

  4.00pm: SS Kansu sailed.


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30 November 1918

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  8.00am: 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 4 January 1919, signed by Lt/Cdr CG Cruttwell.

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1 December 1918

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  6.00am: Clean ship.

  6.15am: Lit fires in steam cutter.

  9.30am: Divisions and prayers.

  9.45am: Captain’s rounds.

  3.20pm: HMS Challenger anchored. Discharged six ratings to same.

  3.50pm: Landed libertymen.

  5.00pm: SS Tusculum went alongside Challenger.

  6.15pm: Libertymen returned.

  7.30pm: Drew fires in steam cutter.

Weather: Calm or light breezes, dry, 78º to 86º F.


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2 December 1918

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  6.00am: Exercised “out kedge anchor”, “prepare to tow fore and aft” and “out collision mat”.

  9.00am: 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 -6.155, Long 39.19

  5.30am: SS Golden Crown weighed anchor and proceeded.

  6.00am: Hands to paint ship.

  3.55pm: Received 7.5 tons of fresh water.

  6.05pm: HMW Prattler anchored.


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4 December 1918

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  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 -6.155, Long 39.19

  6.40am: SS Cupid arrived.

  9.00am: HMW Prattler left.

  9.40am: Hands mustering and cleaning shell room.

  3.00pm: SS Golden Crown arrived.


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6 December 1918

Zanzibar to Dar-es-Salaam

Lat -6.38, Long 39.22

10.00am: Weighed and proceeded.

  4.05pm: Anchored in G berth, Dar-es-Salaam.

  6.00pm: HMS Talbot arrived. Seven bags of mails and four boxes of free gifts received from Talbot.

  6.20pm: HMS Challenger arrived.


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7 December 1918

Dar-es-Salaam

Lat -6.82, Long 39.29

  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.


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8 December 1918

Dar-es-Salaam

Lat -6.82, Long 39.29

  5.40am: SS Golden Crown floated off and anchored.

  1.30pm: HMHS Ebani [Ebana in log] anchored.

  6.10pm: SS Coconada anchored.


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9 December 1918

Dar-es-Salaam

Lat -6.82, Long 39.29

  7.00am: 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.

  1.00pm: HMHS Ebani [Ebana in log] sailed.

  2.00pm: HMS Lunka sailed.


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10 December 1918

Dar-es-Salaam to Zanzibar

Lat -6.42, Long 39.27

  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 -6.155, Long 39.19

  8.00am: SS Clan Macarthur anchored.

  9.00am: 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 -6.155, Long 39.19

  6.00am: Exercised “away all boats under oars”.

  7.05am: SS Kintail sailed.

  8.00am: Coaling from lighters, received 50 tons.

11.59am: SS Breconian anchored.

  4.20pm: HMW Styx anchored.

  4.30pm: HMW Prattler anchored.


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13 December 1918

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  6.00am: 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 39.17

  9.16am: Weighed and proceeded.

  9.34am: Course N46E.

  9.56am: A/c N7W.

11.30am: A/c N18E.

  1.18pm: Mwana Mwana abeam, 0.75 miles.

 7.10pm: Anchored in 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 Niule 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.

  2.00pm: 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

  9.00am: 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 -4.52, Long 39.65

  5.23am: SS Golden Crown sailed.

  5.24am: Weighed and proceeded, various courses leaving the bay.

  7.20am: Course N38E.

  8.00am: Pos. 4º 59’S, 39º 23’E.

  9.23am: A/c N16E.

  2.45pm: A/c N29E.

  4.14pm: Anchored, Port Kilindini.


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19 December 1918

Port Kilindini

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

  6.40am: SS Taroba anchored.

10.55am: SS Khalifa anchored.

  1.20pm: SS Ingoma sailed.


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20 December 1918

Port Kilindini

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

  6.00am: Hands painting ships hull. Whaler’s crew painting whaler.

  4.45pm: SS Khalifa sailed.


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21 December 1918

Port Kilindini

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

  8.55am: Cleaning, painting.

     Noon: 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 Taroba sailed.

  3.50pm: Discharged two ratings to hospital.

  5.20pm: Weighed and proceeded.

  5.59pm: Set course S57E.

  6.45pm: A/c S22W.

  9.00pm: A/c S11W.

10.50pm: A/c S5E.


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24 December 1918

At sea to Zanzibar

Lat -5.49, Long 39.34

  4.43am: Ras Kegomacha abeam, 5 miles.

  8.00am: Pos. 4º 11.5’S, Long 39º 44’E.

  5.32pm: Anchored, Zanzibar.

  5.45pm: Received box from HMS Lunka and three bags of mails from HMS Talbot.

  8.00pm: Received one bag of mail (Durban) from Talbot.


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25 December 1918

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  5.15am: SS Golden Crown sailed.


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26 December 1918

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  9.10am: Hands clean small arms. Divisions with arms. Exercised small arms company.

10.05am: Gunnery and seamanship class to instruction. All Sightsetters of guns for instruction.

11.00am: Received from HMS Lunka one rangefinder.


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27 December 1918

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  7.15am: SS Stork sailed.

  8.35am: HMS Lunka sailed.

  9.10am: Exercised general quarters and control parties.

  1.25pm: SS Wandby anchored.
  2.00pm: Hands cleaning out starboard chain locker. Cutter’s crew working at the cutter.

  4.00pm: One prisoner released from cells.


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28 December 1918

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  Saturday routine.

  Hands to make and mend clothes and sling clean hammocks.


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29 December 1918

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  7.30am: HMHS Gascon anchored.

  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 -6.155, Long 39.19

  9.10am: 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 -6.155, Long 39.19

  8.30am: Court of Inquiry witnesses sent over to HMS Talbot.

  9.10am: Gunnery training class to instruction.

  1.10pm: HMS Challenger sailed and Talbot hoisted SNO flag, East Coast of Africa.


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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 3 February 1919, signed by Lt/Cdr CG Cruttwell, in command.

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1 January 1919

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  5.50am: Lit fires in steam cutter.

  6.00am: Clean ship.

  6.30am: Sailing cutter’s crew painting cutter.

  9.10am: Divisions and prayers.

  9.15am: Gunnery TC passing out.

  9.20am: One PO and five hands painting cutter.

10.20am: Received 13 cases of corned beef from SS Kansu.

  1.45pm: SS Benvenue anchored. Hands muster for monthly payment.

  3.30pm: Landed libertymen.

  6.45pm: Libertymen returned.

  9.05pm: Drew fires in steam cutter and moored.

  Sick list: 1.

Weather: Calm or Northerly breezes up to f 2, dry, 77º to 85º F.


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2 January 1919

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  6.20am: SS Khalifa arrived and moored.

  8.15am: SS Benvenue weighed and went alongside HMS Talbot.

11.05pm: Benvenue cast off from Talbot and anchored.


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3 January 1919

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  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 -6.155, Long 39.19

  Saturday routine, clean ship, make and mend, liberty.


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5 January 1919

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  9.40am: Church party to HMS Talbot.

  3.00pm: One rating taken to hospital.


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6 January 1919

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  3.00am: Sailing vessel Union la Digue* anchored.

  6.00am: SS Khalifa anchored.

  1.20pm: SS Tusculum sailed.

  3.15pm: SS Golden Crown anchored.

  4.45pm: SS Cupid left.

* 1902, 223 tons, Port Louis Mauritius.


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7 January 1919

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  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.

  *Formerly the Woermann Line’s Feldmarschall, 1903, 6,142 grt, operated at this time by Union Castle Mail SS Co.


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8 January 1919

Zanzibar and at sea

Lat -6.01, Long 39.18

  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: Mungopani Lt [Mungonani in log] abeam, 1 mile.

12.45pm: A/c N19E.

  1.50pm: A/c N22E.

  2.52pm: Mwana Mwana Lt abeam, 1 mile, a/c N27E.

  8.00pm: A/c N37E.

10.35pm: A/c N27E.


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9 January 1919

At sea to Mombasa and at sea

Lat -4.05, Long 39.68

00.12am: Ras Kegomacha abeam, 1 mile.

  9.15am: Anchored, Mombasa. Discharged one rating to shore.

  2.10pm: SS Khalifa sailed.

  5.32pm: Weighed and proceeded.

  6.05pm: Set course S60E.

  8.15pm: A/c N36E.


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10 January 1919

Mombasa to Malindi

Lat -3.27, Long 40.15

  4.50am: Malindi Lt bg 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, course N77E.

10.00pm: A/c N56E, Malindi Lt bg S67W.


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12 January 1919

At sea to Lamu

Lat -2.3, Long 40.9 [approx]

  7.22am: A/c N10E.

  8.00am: A/c N42E.

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 -2.28, Long 40.91

  3.30pm: Away sailing cutter.

  4.00pm: Landed libertymen.


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14 January 1919

Lamu

Lat -2.28, Long 40.91

  9.55am: SS Khalifa anchored.

  2.20pm: Khalifa sailed.


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15 January 1919

Lamu

Lat -2.28, Long 40.91

  Hands employed as requisite.


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16 January 1919

Lamu and at sea

Lat -2.33, Long 40.95 [approx]

10.10am: Weighed and proceeded to sea, various courses.

10.55am: Course S18W, then N68E.

  2.50pm: A/c NE.


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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 N52W for River Birikau.

  6.00am: A/c N22W.

  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, N45W.

  4.07pm: Anchored.


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18 January 1919

Port Durnford

Lat -1.22, Long 41.85

  9.00am: 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.

  9.00am: Captain, First Lt and Navigator proceeded up River Birikau.

  3.00pm: 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

Lat -1.6, Long 41.8 [approx]

  5.40am: Weighed and proceeded, various courses.

  6.20am: Course S68E.

  7.35am: A/c S40W.

  8.00am: Set foresail. [With the wind and sea coming from astern, the sail won’t provide much propulsion, but should assist Thistle to steer more easily and roll less.]

  NE’ly winds strengthening during the afternoon to f 5-6.


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23 January 1919

At sea to Kilindini

Lat -3.7, Long 40.1 [approx]

  NE wind f 5 throughout the forenoon.

  6.00am: A/c S52W.

  2.11pm: A/c SSW.

  3.14pm: A/c S33W.

  4.00pm: A/c S60W, furled fore sail.

  5.27pm: Anchored, Kilindini harbour.


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24 January 1919

Kilindini

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65.

  9.10am: Exercised general quarters. Hands prepare for coaling.

  5.45pm: Coal lighters alongside.


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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.

  7.00am: SS Tabora* anchored.

  4.05pm: SS Hong Moh sailed.

  * Tabora, 1912, 8,022 grt, German East-Africa Line, was sunk by gunfire in 1916. I believe this ship to be Taroba, recorded as such in several logbooks at about this time.


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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.

  5.00pm: SS Teroba [presumably Taroba is intended] sailed.


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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 and at sea

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65.

  9.40am: 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 out of harbour.

  5.40pm: A/c S9W.

11.00pm: A/c S44W.


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31 January 1919

At sea to Zanzibar

Lat -5.83, Long 39.19

  1.00am: A/c S21W.

  2.10am: Ras Kegomacha Lt abeam, 7 miles.

  Various courses West of South during the forenoon.

     Noon: Course and DMG: various, 135 miles.

12.58pm: Mangopani Lt abeam, 1.5 miles, a/c S10E.

  3.00pm: 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 19 March 1919, signed by Lt/Cdr CG Cruttwell.

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1 February 1919

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  6.00am: Prepare to provision ship.

  6.45am: SS Stork sailed.

  8.50am: Stand by for provisions.

10.35am: SS Golden Crown sailed.

11.35am: SS Hong Moh sailed.

  1.25pm: Provision lighter alongside. Hands provision ship.

  4.00pm: Landed libertymen.

  4.30pm: One rating joined ship.

  5.30pm: Landed patrol.

  6.40pm: Libertymen and patrol returned.

Weather: Easterly breezes up to f 3, 80º to 86º F.


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2 February 1919

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  6.30am: SS Gascon anchored.

  9.25am: SS Pundua anchored.

11.00am: Gascon sailed.


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3 February 1919

Zanzibar to Dar-es-Salaam

Lat -6.39, Long 39.22

  5.45am: SS Teroba [probably Taroba is intended] sailed.

  6.00am: Receiving ammunition from lighter.

10.00am: One officer and one Seedie joined for passage over.

10.06am: Weighed and proceeded. Courses for Dar-es-Salaam.

  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 -6.82, Long 39.29

10.45am: Discharged ammunition from Kilindini and Zanzibar into lighter.

  5.45pm: SS Montrose sailed.


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5 February 1919

Dar-es-Salaam

Lat -6.82, Long 39.29

11.20am: SS Stork anchored.

  5.40pm: SS Karagola and Stork sailed.


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6 February 1919

Dar-es-Salaam

Lat -6.82, Long 39.29

  9.25am: SS Stork shifted berth.

  3.30pm: Landed libertymen, bathing party and patrol.


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7 February 1919

Dar-es-Salaam

Lat -6.82, Long 39.29

  8.05am: SS Umtata sailed.

  3.45pm: SS Montrose anchored.


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8 February 1919

Dar-es-Salaam

Lat -6.82, Long 39.29

  Saturday routine.

  6.00am: Hands to clean ship.

  6.45am: 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 -6.82, Long 39.29

  Sunday routine.

10.55am: SS Karagola anchored.

11.55am: SS Montrose sailed.


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10 February 1919

Dar-es-Salaam

Lat -6.82, Long 39.29

  9.20am: Five Ord Sn at stokehold training. Hands at 4” gun drill. Remainder employed as requisite.

12.10pm: SS Karagola sailed.


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11 February 1919

Dar-es-Salaam

Lat -6.82, Long 39.29

  8.05am: Three bags of mail sent to NTO for despatch.

  9.10am: One Ldg Sn and one AB sent to dockyard to repair target.

  9.15am: Captain’s Shipwright and PO Tel. landed to examine W/T station and dismantle.

11.55am: Dockyard and W/T parties returned.

  1.00pm: SS Salamis [Salamas in log] sailed.


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12 February 1919

Dar-es-Salaam

Lat -6.82, Long 39.29

  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 -6.82, Long 39.29

  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 -6.82, Long 39.29

  9.20am: SS Veronej anchored.

  5.00pm: SS Cupid anchored.


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15 February 1919

Dar-es-Salaam to Zanzibar

Lat -6.59, Long 39.36

  8.00am: Received five bags of mail from NTO.

  8.46am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.29am: Dropped target for firing practice.

11.08am: Picked up target, proceeded.

     Noon: A/c N23W.

  2.05pm: A/c N32W.

  2.51pm: A/c N38E.

  3.45pm: Anchored, Zanzibar.


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16 February 1919

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  Sunday routine.

  4.15pm: SS Kansu anchored.

  5.45pm: SS Cupid anchored.


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17 February 1919

Zanzibar

Lat -6.155, Long 39.19

  8.45am: Coaling from lighters both sides. Received 240 bags of coal in total.

11.00am: 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 -6.155, Long 39.19

  5.30am: SS Kaggefos proceeded.

  6.30am: HMS Talbot shifted berth.

12.15pm: Received stores from SS Kansu.

  3.00pm: SS Umtata anchored.

  4.30pm: Two prisoners boarded for passage to Simonstown.

  5.00pm: Umtata sailed.


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19 February 1919

Zanzibar and at sea

Lat -6.5, Long 39.3

  6.50am: SS Osmara [?] anchored.

  7.00am: 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. Courses for Dar-es-Salaam.

  2.40pm: Motor boat alongside from Dar-es-Salaam. Received coils, funnel [?] etc [and presumably disembarked the officer and his servant].

  3.02pm: A/c N87E.

  4.25pm: A/c S28E.

  6.35pm: Ras Kanzi Lt abeam.

10.40pm: Moresby Pt Lt bg S2E.


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20 February 1919

At sea

Lat -8.59, Long 40.4

  1.20am: Moresby Point Lt abeam 10 miles, a/c S8E.

     Noon: Course and DMG: various, 177 miles.

11.25pm: Wind shifted to South, squally, force 6 later.


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21 February 1919

At sea to Tambuzi anchorage

Lat -10.99, Long 40.82

  5.30am: Seedie boys putting down coal.

  6.00am: A/c S22E.

  7.56am: C Delgado Lt abeam. 2 miles.

10.15am: A/c S7W.

10.40am: Lost starboard propeller.

     Noon: Course and DMG: S10E, 146 miles.

  2.15pm: A/c SW.

  2.30pm: Hands making sails.

  3.50pm: A/c S72W entering Suva Pass and courses for anchorage.

  6.00pm: Anchored in Tambuzi anchorage.


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22 February 1919

Tambuzi anchorage

Lat -11.36, Long 40.63

  6.00am: One Seedie boy sent down to inspect starboard propeller.

  7.00am: Sailmaking party carry on.


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23 February 1919

Tambuzi to Ras Pekawi

Lat -11.79, Long 40.8

  6.20am: Weighed and proceeded [on one engine].

  8.00am: 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.]

     Noon: Course and DMG: various, 30 miles.

  3.20pm: Anchored off Ras Pekawi.


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24 February 1919

Ras Pekawi and at sea

Lat -11.95, Long 40.82

  9.00am: Weighed and proceeded, course S62E.

10.30am: Set sails.

11.45am: A/c S4W.

     Noon: Course and DMG: various, 15 miles.

  9.00pm: A/c S5E.


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25 February 1919

At sea

Lat -14.34, Long 41.17

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].

     Noon: Course and DMG: S8W, 145 miles.

  6.55pm: Mozambique Lt abeam, 4 miles, a/c S2W.


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26 February 1919

At sea

Lat -16.62, Long 39.95

  3.00am: A/c S66W.

  8.30am: Down staysails.

     Noon: Course and DMG: various, 169 miles.

12.50pm: Set staysails.

  1.15pm: Hurd I. [Ilha Nejovo] abeam, bg N66W.

  3.45pm: Moma Island [Ilha de Moma] bg N56W.

  6.00pm: Set fore sail.

  7.30pm: A/c S61W.


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27 February 1919

At sea

Lat -17.81, Long 38.44

  2.15am: Clewed up fore course.

  4.00am: Set fore course. A/c S66W.

11.15am: Clewed up fore course.

  3.45pm: Rigged salt water bath.

  5.30pm: A/c S45W. Sounding hourly.


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28 February 1919

At sea

Lat -19.31, Long 36.54

  Southerly gales blowing from 8.00am, with very rough seas.

  2.15am: A/c SSW.

  6.04am: A/c S33W.

  6.30am: A/c S40W.

     Noon: Course and DMG: S50W, 141 miles.

A/c S80W.

  5.30pm: A/c A89W.

  9.18pm: A/c S3W.

11.34pm: A/c SW, half speed.


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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 15 April 1919, signed by Lt/Cdr CG Cruttwell.

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1 March 1919

At sea to Beira

Lat -19.69, Long 35.29

00.01am: Sounding hourly. Southerly winds f6 throughout the morning with very rough seas, abating to SbyW f 3-4 by midnight.

  2.15am: A/c S30W. Reduced to 100 revs.

  4.00am: A/c S.

  5.15am: Increased to 200 revs.

  7.30am: A/c WbyS.

  8.00am: Leadsman in chains.

  9.25am: A/c WSW, then SWbyW.

     Noon: Course and DMG: S72E, 76 miles. A/c S67W.

  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 -19.81, Long 34.83

10.50am: SS Mafia sailed.

  3.20pm: SS Hypatia in.


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3 March 1919

Beira

Lat -19.81, Long 34.83

  7.30am: Water tank alongside. Received 16 tons.

10.30am: Issued soap and tobacco to ship’s company.

  2.30pm: Coal lighters alongside. Coaling.

  5.30pm: Lighters cast off.


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4 March 1919

Beira and at sea

Lat -19.81, Long 34.83

  6.40am: Coal lighters alongside. Coaling.

10.40am: Lighters cast off.

  1.30pm: Pilot boarded, weighed and proceeded down river.

  5.35pm: Stopped off fairway buoy, discharged pilot and proceeded, sounding every half hour. Winds SSE, increasing to f 7 by midnight.

  9.40pm: A/c S25E.

11.00pm: A/c SE.

Thistle is barely making headway.


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5 March 1919

At sea

Lat -20.8, Long 35.75

00.01am: Sounding every 30 minutes, winds SSE f 5-6.

     Noon: Course and DMG: various, 80 miles. Gale f 9.

  4.00pm: A/c S12W.

  7.10pm: Bazaruto Lt bg S60W.

  8.00pm: Course S12W. Winds SSE f 6.

  9.20pm: A/c S64E.

10.30pm: A/c SSE then SEbyE, on account of squall.

11.15pm: A/c S46E. Set fore staysail. Wins SSE f 6.


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6 March 1919

At sea

Lat -22.29, Long 35.82

00.30am: A/c SbyE.

00.45am: Cape Bazaruto abeam.

  3.00am: Shortened sail.

Various Southerly courses throughout the morning, making an average of 3.5 knots.

     Noon: Course and DMG: S3W, 89 miles.

  2.00pm: A/c S20W.

  5.15pm: A/c S11E.

  6.50pm: Burra Pt 4 pts on starboard bow.

  7.00pm: A/c S12W, set fore and main staysails.

11.30pm: A/c S17W.


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7 March 1919

At sea

Lat -24.24, Long 35.6

  7.15am: Burra Lt abeam.

     Noon: Course and DMG: S59W, 120 miles.

  1.00pm: A/c SW.

  5.00pm: A/c S35W.


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8 March 1919

At sea

Lat -26.9, Long 34.14

  8.00am: A/c SW.

     Noon: Course and DMG: S26W, 178 miles.

  1.30pm: Increased to 225 revs.

  3.30pm: Set staysails.


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9 March 1919

At sea

Lat -28.94, Long 32.65

  SSE gales and very high seas all morning, vessel at times barely making headway. Less wind in the afternoon, seas remaining rough.

8.10am: Set staysail.

     Noon: Course and DMG: S33W, 146 miles.


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10 March 1919

At sea to Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  2.35am: Durban Lt bg N60W.

  7.15am: Pilot onboard.

  8.40am: Secured alongside Congella jetty, Durban.

  9.00am: Diving party onboard from HMS Hyacinth.

10.50am: Received mail from Hyacinth and from shore.

11.00am: Divers left.


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11 March 1919

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  9.00am: Received two ratings for passage to Simonstown and mail for same.

  1.45pm: Seedie boys scrub ship’s bottom.

  7.00pm: One rating joined, awaiting orders.


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12 March 1919

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  Hands variously employed.


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13 March 1919

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  Hands employed as requisite. Make and mend in pm.


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14 March 1919

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  8.20am: Coal lighters alongside. Shore gang coaling.

11.30am: Received Engineer’s stores.


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15 March 1919

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  Saturday routine. Hands employed in parts of ship.

  7.00pm: Landed concert party.


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16 March 1919

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

11.00am: 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

  8.35am: Discharged mail to Post Office.


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18 March 1919

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

  9.45am: Tug made fast to port side.

  3.20pm: Pilot boarded. Slipped and proceeded.

  4.20pm: Dropped pilot, course SE.

  4.45pm: Course S2E.

  6.30pm: A/c SSE.

  7.00pm: A/c S52W.


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19 March 1919

At sea

Lat -31.82, Long 29.74

  NE winds f 5-6 for most of the day.

  1.00am: Set foresail.

  3.40am: Port Shepstone Lt abeam, 8 miles.

  4.25am: A/c S40W.

  5.45am: A/c S52W.

10.00am: A/c S72W. Set fore and main staysails.

     Noon: Course and DMG: S36W, 145 miles.

  4.00pm: A/c S82W.

10.40pm: East London Lt, 4 pts.


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20 March 1919

At sea

Lat -33.79, Long 26.84

  1.10am: Took in fore, wind WNW.

  2.45am: A/c W.

  6.00am: A/c N78W.

11.00am: A/c N85W.

     Noon: Course and DMG: various, 188 miles.

  5.30pm: Set fore and main staysails.

  6.40pm: Bird Lt abeam, 6 miles.

  7.55pm: C Recife Lt bg N67W.

11.15pm: Same bg N40W.


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21 March 1919

At sea

Lat -34.37, Long 24.52

00.55am: Recife Lt abeam, bg N5E.

  1.15am: A/c N70W.

  8.15am: C St Francis Lt bg N25W.

  9.38am: Cape St Francis abeam, 7 miles.


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22 March 1919

At sea

Lat -34.82, Long 21.65

  2.30am: HMS Rinaldo joined company.

  3.00am: Set staysails.

  8.00am: Set mizzen trysail. [A small fore-and-aft sail set abaft the mast.]

     Noon: Course and DMG: S79W, 144 miles.

  1.00pm: Set fore topsail.

  6.00pm: Furled fore topsail.

  7.20pm: C Agulhas Lt bg N40W.

11.00pm: Cape Agulhas abeam, 14 miles.

11.30pm: Set fore staysail.


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23 March 1919

At sea to Simonstown

Lat -34.34, Long 18.64

  1.37am: Agulhas Lt bg E.

  2.24am: Danger Pt Lt bg N11W.

  3.30am: A/c N23W.

  6.20am: Danger Pt abeam.

     Noon: Course and DMG: various, 166 miles.

  1.15pm: A/c N3W.

  3.00pm: Made fast, E berth, Simonstown.

  5.00pm: Discharged one rating to hospital.


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24 March 1919

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

  6.45am: Hands getting up all ammunition and returning it to store.

  9.30am: Received seven bags of mail from shore.

11.40am: Discharged three ratings to hospital.

  4.00pm: Magazine empty. Hands to turn out all boats.

  5.00pm: 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.

  7.45am: Discharged 14 Seedie boys to HMS Afrikander. Landed dental party. Hands to scrub ship’s bottom.

10.00am: Discharged one rating to HMS Rinaldo [CERA J Wakefield, vide log of Rinaldo].


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26 March 1919

Simonstown [dry dock]

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 [dry dock]

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

  8.00am: Sent five ratings to hospital.

  8.30am: Sent three ratings on dental party.

  8.45am: Hands finishing the bottom and cleaning dock.

10.25am: Hospital party returned.

11.00am: Burned confidential books.

11.15am. Dental party returned.

  1.30pm: Painting ship’s bottom.


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28 March 1919

Simonstown [dry dock]

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

  8.00am: Landed dental party.

10.00am: 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 [dry dock]

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

  2.15pm: Discharged one Seedie boy to hospital.


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30 March 1919

Simonstown [dry dock]

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

  Sunday routine.


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31 March 1919

Simonstown [dry dock]

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

  8.30am: Landed educational and dental parties.

  2.30pm: Sent rangefinder to dockyard.

  2.35pm: 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 11 May 1919, signed by Lt/Cdr CG Cruttwell.

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1 April 1919

Simonstown [dry dock]

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

  7.00am: Clear up decks.

  7.30am: Breakfast and clean.

  8.30am: Hands employed on refit and as requisite.

  9.00am: Landed dental party.

11.00am: Dental party returned.

  1.30pm: Payment muster.

  1.45pm: Hands employed as requisite.

  4.00pm: Surgeon discharged to shore.

  4.20pm: One rating joined ship.

  5.00pm: Landed libertymen.

  5.30pm: Landed libertymen (part of watch). Exercised fire stations.

Weather: Calm or light airs, some rain, 60º to 62º F.


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2 April 1919

Simonstown [dry dock]

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

  7.30am: Landed sail making party.

10.00am: Discharged one rating to hospital.

  3.00pm: Staff surgeon joined ship.

  5.00pm: Sail making party returned.


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3 April 1919

Simonstown [dry dock]

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 [dry dock]

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

  7.30am: Sail making party carry on. Hands refitting main mast.

  9.00am: Ten seedies arrived to work on board.

  2.30pm: One PO, one Ldg Sn and three hands working in rigging loft.


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5 April 1919

Simonstown [dry dock]

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

  Refitting continues.

10.20am: Paid out mess savings.

10.45am: Discharged one rating to hospital.


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6 April 1919

Simonstown [dry dock]

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

  7.30am: Discharged two ratings to RMS Briton.

  8.10am: Received mails from shore.

  9.40am: Divisions. Captain’s rounds.


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7 April 1919

Simonstown [dry dock]

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

  Refitting continues.

11.20am: Discharged one rating to hospital.

  1.00pm: General leave to port watch until 9.00am Friday 11th April.


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8 April 1919

Simonstown [dry dock]

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

11.00am: Discharged one rating to hospital.


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9 April 1919

Simonstown [dry dock]

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

  Refitting continues.


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10 April 1919

Simonstown [dry dock]

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

  8.30am: Hands unshipping after 4” gun.

11.30am: Received one bag of confidential mail.

  5.15pm: One rating joined from detention.


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11 April 1919

Simonstown [dry dock]

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 [for Lt Cecil H Fenn, RNR, died from illness on 9 April].

  4.30pm: One rating joined from hospital.


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12 April 1919

Simonstown [dry dock]

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

  8.00am: Hands emptying provision holds.

  5.30pm: One rating joined from detention.


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13 April 1919

Simonstown [dry dock]

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

  Sunday routine.

  6.10pm: Received one bag of mails from SNO.


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14 April 1919

Simonstown [dry dock]

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

  Refitting guns, sail making party in dockyard etc.

10.00am: Received one bag of parcel mails.

  5.30pm: One rating joined from detention.


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15 April 1919

Simonstown [dry dock]

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

  Refitting.

     Noon: Received one bag of mails from shore.


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16 April 1919

Simonstown [dry dock]

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

  Refitting.


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17 April 1919

Simonstown [dry dock]

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 [dry dock]

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 [dry dock]

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

  9.00am: 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 [dry dock]

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

  Sunday routine.


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21 April 1919

Simonstown [dry dock]

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

  Refitting.

11.20am: One Seedie boy sent to hospital.


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22 April 1919

Simonstown [dry dock]

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

  Refitting.


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23 April 1919

Simonstown [dry dock]

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

  Refitting.


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24 April 1919

Simonstown [dry dock]

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

  Refitting.

11.30am: Received one bag of confidential books.


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25 April 1919

Simonstown [dry dock]

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

  8.50am: Discharged two bags of mail to HMS Yarmouth. Officer of the Guard boarded same.

10.00am: 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 [dry dock]

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

  Refitting.

  3.45pm: Landed football party.


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27 April 1919

Simonstown [dry dock]

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

  Sunday routine.

  6.25pm: Discharged one rating to hospital.


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28 April 1919

Simonstown [dry dock]

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

  9.00am: Hands getting in cable, painting etc.

10.00am: Hands to dockyard drawing stores.


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29 April 1919

Simonstown [dry dock]

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

  Refitting.

  7.40am: Landed two bags of mail.


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30 April 1919

Simonstown [dry dock]

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

  Refitting, drawing stores.

  3.50pm: One rating joined from hospital.


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THE VOYAGES OF HMS THISTLE
Operations off Western Africa 1919-1920

JP map Thistle 1919-20

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 28 June 1919, signed by Lt/Cdr CG Cruttwell.

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1 May 1919

Simonstown [dry dock]

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

  6.00am: Libertymen returned onboard 10 Seedie boys from dockyard onboard for work.

  7.00am: Clear up decks.

  7.30am: Sail making party carry on.

  8.30am: Refitting and painting.

11.00am: Hands getting in Bo’sun’s stores.

12.50pm: Muster for payment.

  1.00pm: One rating joined ship from hospital.

  1.30pm: Work as in forenoon.

  4.00pm: Received two bags of mails.

  4.05pm: Sailmaking party returned.

  4.55pm: Landed libertymen,

  5.00pm: Exercised fire stations.

Weather: Calm and clear early, but rain at mid-day and winds increasing to SE 4-5 by midnight, 60º to 71º F.


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2 May 1919

Simonstown [dry dock]

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

  Refit continues.


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3 May 1919

Simonstown [dry dock]

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

  Refitting, painting, drawing stores and provisions.

  8.30am: Drawing guns from dockyard and mounting same.

11.30am: Hands to muster for soap and tobacco.


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4 May 1919

Simonstown [dry dock]

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

  Sunday routine.


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5 May 1919

Simonstown [dry dock]

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

  Refitting, getting in stores etc.

  1.30pm: Paid mess savings and issued slops.

  2.45pm: One rating joined from hospital.


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6 May 1919

Simonstown [dry dock]

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

  7.15am: Started to flood dock.

  8.30am: Left dry dock and made fast to basin wall.

  9.50am: Started to take on ammunition.

  1.00pm: 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.

  9.00am: Received one bag of mail from shore.

  2.45pm: One rating joined from hospital.

  4.15pm: Returned charts to depôt.


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8 May 1919

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

  8.00am: Sent one bag of mails to PO.

  9.00am: Hands drawing Carpenter’s stores.

  3.15pm: Two ratings joined from hospital.

  4.30pm: Hands reeving falls and hoisting boats.


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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 bathe, libertymen to clean.


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10 May 1919

Simonstown and at sea

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

  8.30am: Four hands drawing stores. Received confidential books from Admiral’s office.

  4.20pm: Five ratings joined from HMS Afrikander.

  4.50pm: Let go and proceeded to sea.

  6.40pm: A/c WSW.

  7.00pm: Set sail.

  8.00pm: A/c N.

  9.00pm: Slang Kop Lt abeam, 7.5 miles.

11.40pm: Shortened sail.


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11 May 1919

At sea

Lat -32.07, Long 16.72

  1.00am: Robbin [sic] I. bg N50E. [Robben I. (the name is Dutch for seal), was a hospital for lepers and the mentally ill at this time, as well as a prison. Hospital is a euphemism, because inmates were not allowed to leave.]

  Noon: Course and DMG: various, 190 miles. A/c N5E.


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12 May 1919

At sea

Lat -29.2, Long 15.67

10.00am: Set fore sail.

     Noon: Course and DMG: N17.5W, 180 miles.

  5.00pm: A/c N.

  9.30pm: Set fore staysail.

10.00pm: Set main staysail.

10.50pm: Down main staysail.


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13 May 1919

At sea

Lat -26.09, Long 14.05

  Course due North all day.

     Noon: Course and DMG: N25W, 206 miles.


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14 May 1919

At sea

Lat -22.99, Long 12.44

     Noon: Course and DMG: N25W, 206 miles. A/c N12E.

  9.15pm: Stopped port engine. Exercised seaboat crews.


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15 May 1919

At sea

Lat -19.79, Long 11.27

00.50am: Started port engine.

     Noon: Course and DMG: N3W, 192 miles.

  1.00pm: A/c N.

  4.30pm: A/c N20W.

  9.00pm: Sounding hourly, no bottom.


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16 May 1919

At sea

Lat -17.0, Long 10.59

  8.30am: A/c N34E.

     Noon: Course and DMG: N30W, 193 miles.

12.35pm: A/c N36E.


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17 May 1919

At sea

Lat -13.47, Long 11.52

10.30am: A/c N31E.

     Noon: Course and DMG: N14E, 219 miles.

12.45pm: A/c N36E.

  5.00pm: A/c N34E.


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18 May 1919

At sea

Lat -10.15, Long 12.45

     Noon: Course and DMG: N15.5E, 206 miles.

12.25pm: A/c N38E.

  6.45pm: Stopped dynamo and carried oil lights.

10.08pm: Cape Palmeirinhas 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

  8.00am: Anchored, St Paul de Loanda.

  9.00am: British Consul visited.

  9.15am: Furled QD awning and lowered whaler.

  1.40pm: 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 -8.15, Long 12.92

  6.22am: Weighed and proceeded.

  6.45am: Course N16W.

     Noon: Course and DMG: various, 47 miles.

11.30pm: Set fore and main staysails.


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21 May 1919

At sea

Lat -5.14, Long 10.97

00.01am: A/c N18W.

     Noon: Course and DMG: N33W, 215 miles. A/c N16W.

  6.15pm: A/c N40W.


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22 May 1919

At sea

Lat -2.64, Long 8.62

10.00am: A/c N. Set fore and main staysails.

     Noon: Course and DMG: N43W, 206 miles. A/c N13E.

  2.00pm: Staysails down.

  4.30pm: A/c N11W.

  6.25pm: Set staysails.


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23 May 1919

At sea

Lat 0.69, Long 8.34

  4.00am: A/c N25E.

  6.00am: Set fore sail.

     Noon: Course and DMG: various, 202 miles.

12.40pm: A/c N28E.


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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 Astraea [Astrea in log].

  6.10pm: 21 Kroomen arrived from Astraea. [Kroomen were employed on contract, much like the Seedie boys of East Africa. In port they usually slept 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 Astraea and received one bag of telegrams from same for dispatch.

  7.15am: Astraea sailed.


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26 May 1919

Victoria

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

  8.00am: Dressed ship and at noon, fired a 21 gun salute [for the birthday of HM Queen Mary].

  6.00pm: Undress ship.


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27 May 1919

Victoria

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

  9.10am: Spread boat deck awning. Four hands to clean the magazine, remainder as requisite.

 4.00pm: Read warrant No 6. One prisoner confined to cells.


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28 May 1919

Victoria

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

  Hands painting red lead and cleaning magazine. [Red lead, a 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

  7.00am: Respread awnings.

  9.00am: Exercise general quarters.

  9.30am: 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.

  4.00pm: 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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Blank.

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Dated 31 July 1919, signed by Lt/Cdr CG Cruttwell.

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Blank.


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1 June 1919

Victoria

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

  Sunday routine.

  6.00am: Clean ship.

  8.00am: Breakfast and clean.

  8.20am: Landed orderly.

  9.00am: Clear up decks for divisions.

  9.30am: Divisions. Captain’s rounds.

  9.45am: Church on board.

  9.50am: Orderly returned.

  1.30pm: Leave to starboard watch and Boys until 6.00pm.

  6.30pm: Libertymen returned.

Weather: Various light airs, dry and clear, 74º to 83º F.


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2 June 1919

Victoria

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

  8.50am: Coaling both sides from lighters.

  4.00pm: Finished with coal.


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3 June 1919

Victoria

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

  8.00am: Dressed ship [for the birthday of HM King George V].

  1.30pm: Hands to muster for monthly pay. Paid mess savings.

  4.00pm: 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

  8.55am: Hands carry on painting ship and cleaning magazines.

  4.00pm: 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 and libertymen.


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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

  8.55am: Water tank alongside.

  3.40pm: Landed cricket team and libertymen.


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10 June 1919

Victoria

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

  6.30am: Received two bags of coal from shore [probably small coals for galley fires].

  9.30am: Exercised collision stations. Ord Sn and Boys to gunnery training class.


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11 June 1919

Victoria

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

  9.30am: Gunnery training class to instruction.


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12 June 1919

Victoria

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

  9.35am: 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

  9.20am: 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

  6.15am: Received three bags of coal from shore.

  9.00am: Landed orderly and 13 drums of paint.

  1.45pm: 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

  9.30am: Hands employed as requisite. Gunnery TC to instruction.


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17 June 1919

Victoria

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

  9.15am: Hands employed in parts of ship. TC at Maxim stripping.

12.10pm: Water tank secured port side.

  4.55pm: Away sailing cutter under sails.


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18 June 1919

Victoria

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

  9.10am: Ord Sn and Boys at Maxim gun instructions, remainder of hands turn out whaler.

  9.35am: Marines at 4” loader.

12.50pm: SS Accra* anchored.

  3.15pm: 12 Kroomen joined ship from Accra.

  6.00pm: Accra sailed. Discharged 12 Kroomen to shore.

  * The first of three Elder-Dempster Line ships of this name, built in 1893, of 2,808 tons.


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19 June 1919

Victoria

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

  9.55am: Received 5 bags coal from shore.

11.00am: Discharged one Krooman ashore.

11.15am: Gunnery training class under exam and Maxim firing.

  1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes. Landed libertymen and rugby party.


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20 June 1919

Victoria

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

  9.10am: Exercised general quarters. Marines fired Maxim blanks.

Gunnery training class to Maxim stripping

  1.00pm: Away whaler under sail. Lost one hazelwood fender over the side.

  9.00pm: Exercised night action stations.


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21 June 1919

Victoria

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

  3.20pm: Landed libertymen and football party.


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22 June 1919

Victoria

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

  8.00am: Dress ship [for Coronation Day].


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23 June 1919

Victoria

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

  6.45am: Coaling from lighter, 14 Kroomen shore labour, received 48 tons.

10.30am: Received four bags coal from shore.


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24 June 1919

Victoria

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

  Hands variously employed.


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25 June 1919

Victoria

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

10.00am: Received five bags of coal from shore.

  3.40pm: Landed libertymen and football party.


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26 June 1919

Victoria

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

11.40am: Hands employed getting in stores.


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27 June 1919

Victoria

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

  9.25am: Hands employed stowing away awnings. Hands bending on staysail and foresail. Exercised control party. Gunner gauging shells.

  3.15pm: Received five bags of coal from shore.


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28 June 1919

Victoria

Lat 4.01, Long 9.20

  6.30am: Coaling from lighter.

  9.15am: SS Accra arrived.

10.45am: Finished coaling.

  4.50pm: 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 3.49, Long 8.95

  7.15am: Weighed anchor and proceeded.

  8.05am: Set fore and main staysails. Course S38W.

     Noon: Course and DMG: S39W, 35 miles.

  3.40pm: Took in sails.

  6.00pm: A/c S53W.


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30 June 1919

At sea

Lat 1.44, Long 6.84

  3.00am: Sounded with 100 fathoms of wire, no bottom.

  8.55am: Set fore and main staysails.

  9.50am: A/c S80W.

     Noon: Course and DMG: various, 177 miles.

  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 5 August 1919, signed by Lt/Cdr CG Cruttwell.

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1 July 1919

At sea

Lat 0.8, Long 4.69

  6.30am: Hands cleaning ship and striking down coal from upper deck.

  9.10am: Divisions and prayers.

  9.30am: Hands employed as requisite. Ord Sn to signal instruction.

     Noon: Reset log. Course and distance made good, S73W, 135 miles.

12.30pm: Set foresail. A/c N85W.

  1.50pm: Payment muster.

  3.05pm: Clewed up foresail.

  4.00pm: Evening quarters.

Weather: SW’ly winds f 4-5, sea state 3-5, 75º to 80º F.


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2 July 1919

At sea

Lat 0.8, Long 1.47

  4.45am. Set foresail. A/c N75W.

  9.15am: Ord Sn training class to signal instructions, remainder of hands cleaning ship and repairing fenders.

     Noon: Reset log. Course and distance made good, West 193 miles. A/c N83W.

  4.40pm: A/c N88W.


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