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HMS DRYAD – October 1914 to February 1915, attached to 10th Cruiser Squadron, Northern Patrol

 

Edited by Janet Lomas, Old Weather Transcriber, Lancashire, UK

HMS Dryad (Photo Ships, click to enlarge)

 

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Minesweeper, ex-Torpedo Gunboat, Dryad-class

Pendant no.  P.90 (1914). Launched 22.11.93 Chatham DY. 1070 tons, 262(oa), 250(pp)x30x10ft. TE 3500ihp, 18kts. Armament: 2-4.7in, 4-6pdr, 3-18in tt. Converted with sweeps 1914/15. Attached to 10th CS 1914-15, minesweeper at Lowestoft to 1.18, then harbour service 1918, renamed HAMADRYAD 1.18.  Sold 24.9.20 H. Auten.(British Warships 1914-1919)

 

 

 

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Notes:

 

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

 

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THE VOYAGES OF HMS DRYAD 1914-1915
(A more detailed plot follows 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 – OCTOBER 1914

 

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Log of HMS Dryad

For the Period Commencing Saturday 24th of October 1914

Ending [blank]

 

Tonnage (Displacement): 1070

Extreme Length: 250 ft

Extreme Breadth: 30 ft 6 inches

 

Engines

Manufacturer: Maudsley Son & Field [Maudslay, Sons & Field]

IHP: 2500 Natural Draught 3500

Description: Triple Expansion Vertical Inverted Surface Condensing

When Fixed on Board: 1893 & 4

[The December 1893 edition of The Engineer mentions the launch of the Dryad – page 15 of pdf document.]

[Painting of HMS Dryad from Collection of Royal Museums Greenwich]

 

Boilers

Manufacturer: Messrs. Thornycroft & Son [Thornycroft water tube boiler]

Description: Water Tube

When made: 1903

When put in vessel: 1909

 

Paddle wheels or screw propeller

Manufacturer: Griffiths

Description: Modified Gun metal

 

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[Directions on completing log and weather codes]

 

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Establishment of Ship’s Company

Officers: 7

Seamen: 44

Boys: 1

Marines: 13

Engine-room Establishment: 44

Other non-executive ratings: 13

Total: 122

 

Barometer

Mercurial

Name of Make and number: Adie A417

Height of cistern above sea: 10ft

 

Thermometers for Air Temperature

Position on ship: Port side of Chart House

Whether in screen: Yes

Maker and No.: Dry NZ 7893A. From 24th Oct 1914 to 28th Feb 1915.

Wet NZ 7750. From 24th Oct 1914 to 28th Feb 1915.

 

Thermometer for Sea Temperature

Maker and No.: [blank]. From 24th Oct 1914 to 28th Feb 1915.

 

Position of Standard Compass

Fore Bridge

 

Armament

Position

Nature and Number of Guns and Mountings

FX [Forecastle]

1 4.7 QF[quick fire] P III

Poop

1 4.7 QF P III

Upper Deck

4 6 pounder Hotchkiss. Recoil.

FX

1 .303 Maxim Cone [Type of mounting]

 

Torpedo Armaments

Removed

 

Boats

1 23ft Steam Cutter

1 28ft Cutter

1 32ft Gig

1 22ft Gig

2 27ft Whalers

1 16ft Skiff dinghy

1 13½ft Skiff dinghy

 

Draught of water with bunkers full, and complete with provisions, stores and water: Forward 10ft 0 in. Aft 12ft 5in.

Number of tons of Coal carried (43 cubic feet per ton) (a) At load draught: 183. (b) With bunkers full: 183. (c) In places other than Bunkers: Nil.

Number of tons of oil fuel carried: Nil

Quantity of water carried (a) For boilers: 28 tons. (b) For drinking: 17 tons.

[Signed] N.M.C. Thurstan [?] Captain.

[Signed] R Gosling Navigating Officer

 

[Typically at around 9am Divisions, at 4pm Quarters and at 9pm Rounds Correct. Each day they record when they light fires in the boilers and in the Steam Cutter. The hands spend a lot of time cleaning the ship and also painting. There are often training classes at instruction. On Sunday morning they have Divine Service or if in port they land Church Parties. When at sea at night the watch is at Night Defence Stations.]

 

THE VOYAGES OF HMS DRYAD
Northern Patrol

JP map Dryad

 

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24 October 1914

Scapa Flow to Aberdeen

Lat 57.7, Long -1.8 [Estimate from bearings at Noon]

1.04am: Weighed.

1.10am: Proceeded.

2.18am: Muckle Skerry Light S15E; Swona Light S21W; Cantick Light S77W

3.35am: Noss Head Light S31W; Muckle Skerry Light N50E; Stroma Light N43W

9.00am: Hands employed rigging rafts & reeling up wires.

11.29am: Rosehearty Pier[?] S73W; Kinnaird Head S28W; Cairnbulg Beacon S4E

Noon: Rattray Head S9°E; Inverallochy Castle S77W ; Cairnbulg Beacon N54W

1.14pm: South Head N16°W; South Breakwater Light [Peterhead?] N30W; Buchan Ness N78W

3.05pm: Course as req. entering harbour.

3.20pm: Secured to buoy off Matthews Pier.

3.30pm: Shifted berth to alongside Matthews Quay.

 

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25 October 1914

Aberdeen

Lat 57.14, Long -2.08

5.00am: Shifted berth to dry dock.

1.30pm: Leave to watch till 7am.

 

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26 October 1914

Aberdeen

Lat 57.14, Long -2.08

6.00am: Ship taken in hand by contractors to make good defects.

am: Hands employed refitting boats falls, lifelines wireless gear & turning in eye of 4 ½ wire hawser.

Noon: Leave to watch till noon 28th.

pm: Watch employed refitting boats falls & lifelines, shifting port cat davits & pumping out after compartments.

6.00pm: Discharged one stoker 1st class to hospital.

 

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27 October 1914

Aberdeen

Lat 57.14, Long -2.08

am: Watch employed clearing up decks, scrubbing & oiling wires, painting ship’s side.

2.30pm: Two RNR AB joined ship.

 

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28 October 1914

Aberdeen

Lat 57.14, Long -2.08

1.00pm: Leave to watch till noon 30th.

5.00pm: Discharged two ABs to HMS Excellent. [Shore Establishment]

 

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29 October 1914

Aberdeen

Lat 57.14, Long -2.08

am: Hands employed reeling up wires.

4.00pm: Leave to part of watch till 7am.

 

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30 October 1914

Aberdeen

Lat 57.14, Long -2.08

2.00pm: One Stoker Petty Officer rejoined ship from hospital.

5.00pm: Leave to watch till 7am.

 

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31 October 1914

Aberdeen

Lat 57.14, Long -2.08

am: Hands employed refitting wire ridge ropes.

5.00pm: Leave to watch till 7am.

 

 

LOG BOOK – NOVEMBER 1914

 

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1 November 1914

Aberdeen

Lat 57.14, Long -2.08

1.00pm: Leave to watch till 7 am.

 

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2 November 1914

Aberdeen to Cromarty Firth or at Aberdeen

Lat 57.14, Long -2.08

10.40am: Flooded the dock

1.00pm: Shifted from dry dock to alongside Matthew Jetty.

3.30pm: Slipped. Course & speed as req. to leave harbour.

 

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3 November 1914

Aberdeen to Cromarty Firth

Lat 57.7, Long -4.1

3.00am: Exercised Sea Boats Crews.

11.00am: Secured alongside collier Mercedes.

2.00pm: Completed with coal 55 tons.

2.15pm: Cast off from collier & proceed to anchor berth No. 26 off Invergordon.

2.45pm: Came to.

8.00pm: 1st BCS [Battle Cruiser Squadron] arrived.

8.15pm: Embarked mails & stores for 10th CS [Cruiser Squadron]

9.30pm: HMS Swift and 4th flotilla arrived. [4th Destroyer Flotilla]

 

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4 November 1914

Invergordon

Lat 57.7, Long -4.1

8.30am: Nine ratings for 10th CS joined the ship.

9.45am: HMS Albacore arrived.

2.00pm: HMS Spitfire, HMS Sparrowhawk & HMS Star left harbour.

 

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5 November 1914

Invergordon to Scapa Flow

Lat 58.4, Long -3.0 [estimate from bearings at 11.26am]

5.25am: Weighed.

5.30am: Proceeded course & speed as req. leaving harbour.

7.14am: Tarbetness Light House abeam N31°W.

11.26am: Noss Head N17°W; Wick Bay N43W.

1.06pm: Stroma Light House N41W; Brough Ness N21E; Muckle Skerry Light House N47E.

2.05pm: Course as req. entering Long Hope.

3.15pm: Secured alongside storeship Netherby Hall. Hands employed taking in stores for 10th CS.

5.00pm: Cast off & proceeded to Scapa Flow.

5.25pm: Came to.

8.55pm: Weighed & proceeded alongside storeship Westphalia. Hands employed embarking provisions.

 

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6 November 1914

Scapa Flow to Busta Voe

Lat 58.81, Long -3.16 [Estimate from anchorage bearings at 10.30am]

7.35am: HMS Tiger arrived.

8.00am: One officer RNR joined for passage to Endymion.

9.40am: Hands employed filling water breakers for boats & clearing up decks.

9.50am: Weighed & proceeded to Long hope.

10.30am: Came to. Anchorage bearings: Martello Tower Hackness S28E; Innan Neb S73E; Martello Tower Crockness N4W.

11.00am: Steam cutter ran ashore Crockness.

3.10pm: Weighed.

3.13pm: Proceeded.

4.25pm: Hoy Skerries S29°E; Breck Ness S87E; Black Craig N62E.

8.00pm: Lat 59 22½N, Long 2 49 ½W

 

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7 November 1914

Scapa Flow to Busta Voe

Lat 60.35, Long -1.37

2.20am: Exercised Sea boat’s crew.

7.40am: Sighted land.

7.45am: Muckle Ossa S68W; Ockran Head S50W; Gruna Stack S14E.

9.25am: Course & speed as req. entering harbour.

10.00am: Came to. Hands employed discharging stores [and] mails to HMS Crescent, HMS Theseus & HMS Grafton. Discharged 6 Ratings to Grafton.

pm: Hands employed discharging remainder of stores & mails for 10th CS to storeship Alcinous.

5.20pm: Read warrants 4, 5, 6 & 7.

5.28pm: Discharged one officer & 9 Ratings for 10th CS to storeship Alcinous.

6.15pm: Discharged one Stoker to HMS Crescent, one AB to HMS Grafton & two stokers to HMS Theseus to undergo cell punishment.

 

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8 November 1914

Busta Voe

Lat 60.35, Long -1.37

7.00am: HMS Theseus left harbour.

8.45am: HMS Royal Arthur arrived.

10.00am: Church party to HMS Crescent.

3.00pm: HMS Endymion arrived.

 

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9 November 1914:

Busta Voe

Lat 60.35, Long -1.37

8.00am: HMS Crescent proceeded out of harbour.

11.00am: Hands employed refitting boat ropes & cleaning small arms.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

3.30pm: HMS Endymion proceeded out of harbour.

6.40pm: HMS Gibraltar arrived.

11.30pm: Set anchor watch. [Wind force 6-7]

 

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10 November 1914

Busta Voe

Lat 60.35, Long -1.37

am: Hands employed pointing ropes & scrubbing canvas gear.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

9.30pm: Set anchor watch. [Wind force 7-8 at midnight]

 

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11 November 1914

Busta Voe

Lat 60.35, Long -1.37

0.40am: Let go port anchor 1½ shackles.

am: Hands employed turning out sail room, refitting fenders, overhauling & turning out sailing cutter’s davit blocks & refitting boats painters.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

9.10pm: Set anchor watch. [Wind force 8-9 at 8pm]

 

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12 November 1914

Busta Voe

Lat 60.35, Long -1.37

am: Hands employed clearing store rooms, weighing port anchor, reeling up wire hawser.

9.20am: HMS Grafton proceeded out of harbour.

9.55am: HMS Royal Arthur proceeded out of harbour.

10.25am: HMS Crescent arrived.

3.00pm: HMS Edgar arrived.

4.30pm: HMS Crescent proceeded out of harbour.

 

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13 November 1914

Busta Voe

Lat 60.35, Long -1.37

am: Hands employed sailmaking, refitting tackles & boats painters & shipping blocks.

pm: Hands employed clearing away snow.

7.45pm: HMS Theseus arrived.

11.45pm: Let go port anchor 2 shackles.

 

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14 November 1914

Busta Voe

Lat 60.35, Long -1.37

am: Hands employed cleaning ship, refitting fenders & rebending boats sails.

2.00pm: Two Stokers 1st Class rejoined ship from HMS Theseus after undergoing cell punishment.

 

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15 November 1914

Busta Voe to Long Hope or at Busta Voe

Lat 60.35, Long -1.37

10.15am: Weighed port anchor.

3.30pm: Received mails for 10th CS.

4.40pm: Four ratings joined ship for passage to HMS Crescent & HMS Royal Arthur. Mr. Measures Bosn. RN for passage to Scapa & Mr. Ballantyne lent for ship.

5.26pm: Weighed.

5.34pm: Proceeded.

 

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16 November 1914

Busta Voe to Long Hope or at Long Hope

Lat 58.81, Long -3.16

2.00am: Exercised Sea boat’s crew.

5.00am: Sighted Sule Skerry Light S75°W.

11.10am: Secured alongside Collier Leafield.

1.30pm: Disembarked mails for 10th CS.

4.05pm: Completed with coal 90 tons.

4.30pm: Cast off from collier & proceeded to anchor.

4.45pm: Came to. Anchorage bearings: Crock Ness Martello Tower N6°E; Hack Ness Martello Tower S32E; Innan Neb S72E.

6.35pm: Shifted berth.

6.55pm: Came to. Anchorage bearings: Hack Ness Martello Tower S17E; Crock Ness Martello Tower N14W; Innan Neb S72E.

 

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17 November 1914

Long Hope

Lat 58.81, Long -3.16

10.00am: One Stoker 1st class discharged to Hospital ship China.

2.00pm: HMS Jason arrived.

3.30pm: HMS Endymion proceeded of harbour.

5.00pm: Discharged one AB to hospital ship China.

 

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18 November 1914

Long Hope

Lat 58.81, Long -3.16

9.50am: Discharged one Chief Petty Officer to hospital.

11.00am: Discharged Mr. Measures Bosn., one Blk [Blacksmith?] Mate & one private RMLI to HMS Imperiuse. [Training establishment]

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

 

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19 November 1914

Long Hope

Lat 58.81, Long -3.16

am: Hands employed cleaning out boats & dismounting 6 pounder guns.

pm: Hands employed remounting 6 pounder guns, securing boats for sea & refitting ridge ropes steam cutter.

2.00pm: One Petty Officer & one AB joined ship for passage to HMS Gibraltar & HMS Drake.

 

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20 November 1914

Long Hope to Busta Voe

Lat 59.8, Long -2.5 [obs]

6.52am: Weighed.

6.54am: Proceeded.

am: Hands employed fitting life lines around boats & refitting hoses.

8.05am: Breck Ness S46°E; Black Craig N87°E; Point Neban N45°E

8.50am: Marwick Head S11°E; Brough of Birsay S48E; Costa Head S73°E.

9.45am: Inga Ness S26E; Noup Head S47E; Mull Head S82E.

2.16pm: Clubb Skerry N10°E; Fogla Skerry N35E; Melby Ness N75E.

2.25pm: Course & speed as req. entering Busta Voe.

3.25pm: Came to.

4.30pm: Discharged Mr Ballantyne to HMS Edgar & one Petty Officer to HMS Gibraltar.

6.39pm: Weighed.

6.41pm: Proceeded.

7.17pm: Hillswick Light N28E; Muckle Roe Light S59E.

8.25pm: Hillswick Light E; Muckle Roe Light S56E.

10.28pm: Foula Island abeam.

 

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21 November 1914

Busta Voe to Long Hope

Lat 58.81, Long -3.16

1.00am: Exercised Sea boats.

1.55am: Sighted Noup Head Light S33°W.

7.40am: Sule Skerry Light S58°W.

am: Hands employed fitting lifelines around boats.

11.00am: Course as req. entering Hoy Sound, Scapa Flow & Long Hope.

12.05pm: Came to.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

1.30pm: HMS Speedwell & HMS Circe left harbour.

3.30pm: HMS Anglia proceeded out of harbour.

4.30pm: HMS Circe arrived.

 

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22 November 1914

Long Hope

Lat 58.81, Long -3.16

7.30am: Minesweeping gunboats left harbour.

11.55am: Destroyer flotilla arrived.

2.20pm: HMS Active & destroyer flotilla left harbour.

3.45pm: Minesweeping gunboats arrived.

8.30pm: Discharged one AB to HMS Drake.

 

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23 November 1914

Long Hope to Sea

Lat 58.6, Long -1.7 [DR]

4.34am: Weighed.

4.43am: Proceeded.

9.15am: Hands employed fitting life lines to boats & jackstays for Syren wires.

am: Courses as req. for Zig Zagging in Patrol area.

2.26pm: Closed Swedish SS Heimdal Goteborg for Blexen [?].

2.58pm: Escorted Heimdal towards Orkneys.

5.05pm: Sighted armed trawler Fair Isle.

5.40pm: Stopped, turned Heimdal over to Fair Isle to escort into Kirkwall.

6.15pm: Courses as req. closing Fair Isle.

7.00pm: Stopped, hailed Fair Isle.

8.00pm: Lat 58 51½N, Long 2 24W

 

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24 November 1914

At Sea, Patrolling

Lat 58.5, Long -1.9 [No noon location used 8am location]

8.00am: Lat 58 29N, Long 1 54W

8.00pm: Lat 58 45N, Long 1 32W

8.25am: Courses & speed as req. closing Swedish SS Dowlais.

9.10am: Courses as req. Zig zagging Patrol area.

9.55am: Sighted submarine N35°E, increased 15 knots & zig zagged towards her. Action.

10.14am: Sighted periscope of submarine (200 yards about) starboard bow, steering SW, altered course to endeavour to ram her.

pm: Courses as req. Zig zagging Patrol area.

1.30pm: 20 miles East of Muckle Skerry.

10.20pm: Closed HMS Sappho.

 

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25 November 1914

Sea to Long Hope

Lat 58.81, Long -3.16

1.30am: Exercised Sea boat’s crew.

6.55am: Stroma Light N76W; Muckle Skerry S88W

8.30am: Secured to collier Leafield.

2.00pm: Completed with coal 93 tons.

2.10pm: Cast off and proceeded to anchorage.

2.20pm: Came to.

 

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26 November 1914

Long Hope

Lat 58.81, Long -3.16

12.45pm: HMS Gossamer & Skipjack left harbour.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

 

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27 November 1914

Long Hope

Lat 58.81, Long -3.16

am: Hands employed clearing up magazines & replacing boats gear.

10.30am: HMS Skipjack, HMS Leda, HMS Gossamer and HMS Circe arrived.

11.00am: Armed liner HMS Louvain arrived.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

3.30pm: HMS Broke arrived.

 

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28 November 1914

Long Hope

Lat 58.81, Long -3.16

10.00am: HMS City of Belfast armed liner arrived.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

 

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29 November 1914

Long Hope

Lat 58.81, Long -3.16

8.10am: HMS Louvain armed liner arrived.

1.30pm: Hospital ship China arrived.

3.30pm: Armed liner HMS Amsterdam arrived.

 

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30 November 1914

Long Hope

Lat 58.81, Long -3.16

7.30am: HMS Sappho arrived.

am: Hands employed dismounting 6 pounder gun, refitting steam cutter’s & whaler’s falls & rigging diving gear.

10.15am: Armed liner HMS King Orry arrived.

11.30am: HMS Duke of Albany armed liner & HMS Oak arrived.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

 

 

LOG BOOK – DECEMBER 1914

 

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1 December 1914

Long Hope

Lat 58.81, Long -3.16

11.30am: Paid monthly payments.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

 

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2 December 1914

Long Hope to Sea & Stromness

Lat 59.0, Long -4.1 [DR]

7.36am: Weighed.

7.45am: Proceeded. Courses as req. leaving Long Hope via Hoy Sound.

9.00am: Point Neban N42E; Kame of Hoy S2W; Breck Ness N77E.

am: Hands employed repairing fenders & clearing up decks.

11.10am: Courses as req. patrolling between Whiten Head Bank & North Shoal.

1.10pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

4.15pm: Courses as req. for Hoy Sound.

4.40pm: Came to. Anchorage bearings: Mill(Ruin) Outer Holm N12W; Ness N62W; Oxan Point S83W.

7.00pm: Shifted berth.

7.10pm: Came to. Anchorage bearings: Mill ruin N35W; Skerry of Ness S87W; Sandside Point Light House S5W.

 

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3 December 1914

Stromness

Lat 58.95, Long -3.28

9.10am: Hands employed cleaning small arms, repairing fenders, scraping & greasing pins of cat davits & refitting boats gear.

9.15am: HMS Bullfinch sailed. HMS Arab arrived.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

[At 4pm wind force 11 – 12]

 

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4 December 1914

Stromness to Loch Eriboll

Lat 58.9, Long -3.8

9.40am: Weighed.

9.42am: Proceeded.

10.16am: Black Craig N57E; Breck Ness N74E; Old Man [of] Hoy S21W

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

2.32pm: Fairhead [Faraid Head?] W; Whiten Head S70W; W point Easel Island [Eilean Iosal] S28W.

3.35pm: Courses as req. entering Loch Eriboll.

4.25pm: Stopped. Came to. Anchorage bearings Camas an Duin, Loch Eriboll: An t-Sron S56W; North point Cherie Island [?probably Eilean Choraidh]; South point Ard Neakie N19E

 

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5 December 1914

Loch Eriboll

Lat 58.49, Long -4.69

3.00am: Let go starboard anchor 1½ shackles veered Port 3 shackles.

[4.00am: Wind force 8 – 9]

[8.00am: Wind force 10 – 11]

am: Hands employed cleaning mess deck, refitting fenders, fitting wire spans & oiling over gun gear.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

[4.00pm: Wind force 8 – 9]

4.05pm: Shifted berth.

5.25pm: Came to starboard anchor 3½ shackles. Let go port anchor 2½ shackles. Anchorage bearings: Rubh Armli S63W ; Rubh Ard Bhaideanach Hill S4W; SW point Invirean[?] Cove[?] N79E.

8.50pm: Newhaven No. 82 armed trawler arrived.

 

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6 December 1914

Loch Eriboll to Sea

Lat 58.6, Long -4.5 [Estimate from noon bearings]

10.56am: Weighed.

11.00am: Proceeded.

Noon: Fairaird [Faraid?] Head N81W; Rhu Tormad [?Rubha Thormaid] S10E; Rabbit Island S20E

3.55pm: Kame of Hoy S33E; Sule Skerry N88W.

8.00pm: Lat 58 58N, Long 4 06W

 

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7 December 1914

Sea to Loch Eriboll

Lat 58.8, Long -4.0 [DR]

1.30am: Exercised sea boat’s crew.

2.30am: Sighted Hoy Island S80E.

4.30am: Kame of Hoy N84E; Santoo Head Hill S73E; Dunnet Head S23E

8.00am: Lat 59 11N, Long 3 44 ½ W

3.15pm: Courses & speed as req. Loch Eriboll.

4.00pm: Came to.

 

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8 December 1914

Loch Eriboll to Sea

Lat 58.9, Long -4.1 [obs]

9.05am: Weighed.

9 10am: Proceeded.

am: Hands employed refitting catting pendants & oiling wires.

10.05am: Fairiard [Faraid?] Head N67W; [An] Dubh Sgeir S74W; Whiten Head S9W; Rhu Tormad [?Rubha Thormaid] S40E.

Noon: Sule Skerry N19W; Out Stack N37W; Cuilags Hoy Island S72E.

2.35pm: Rora Head S31E; Cuilags Hill S47E; Black Craig S71E; Brough of Birsay N69E.

4.19pm: Sule Skerry Light N2E; Cape Wrath Light S81W

 

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9 December 1914

Sea to Long Hope

Lat 58.81, Long -3.16

1.30am: Exercised Sea boat’s crew.

5.45am: Sighted Dunnet Head Light S30E.

7.15am: Dunnet Head Light S17E; Kame of Hoy S76E.

8.45am: Course as req. for Hoy Sound, Scapa Flow & Long Hope.

10.00am: Came to.

11.00am: Weighed & proceeded collier Leafield.

5.10pm: One AB joined ship from HMS Imperieuse [training establishment].

10.05pm: Completed with coal 102 tons.

10.10pm: Cast off from collier.

10.20pm: Came to.

 

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10 December 1914

Long Hope

Lat 58.81, Long -3.16

am: Diver examining port propeller.

pm: Hands to make & mend clothes.

2.30pm: HMS Ramsey armed liner left harbour.

 

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11 December 1914

Long Hope

Lat 58.81, Long -3.16

6.00am: Hands employed turning boats in & preparing to go alongside HMS Cyclops.

11.30am: Read Court Martial returns to Ship's company.

2.30pm: HMS Boyne out of harbour.

3.00pm: Sub Lieut. Dixie RNR joined ship.

 

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12 December 1914

Long Hope

Lat 58.81, Long -3.16

9.10am: One division of 2nd flotilla left harbour. Aired bedding.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

2.30pm: Tested port cable holder after repairs, weighed starboard anchor, came to port.

 

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13 December 1914

[Long Hope]

Lat 58.81, Long -3.16

 

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14 December 1914

Long Hope

Lat 58.81, Long -3.16

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

 

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15 December 1914

Long Hope

Lat 58.81, Long -3.16

9.00am: Tested starboard cable holder after repairs & weighed starboard anchor.

am: Hands employed oiling over wires, refitting lifebelts & red leading bare places on ship’s side. Three Abs sailing cutter passing for higher rating.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

 

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16 December 1914

Long Hope

Lat 58.81, Long -3.16

6.00am: Hands employed rigging derrick on Fxle [Forecastle] for lifting cable holder & preparing to go alongside HMS Cyclops.

8.25am: 2nd Cruiser Squadron arrived.

8.50am: Weighed & proceeded alongside HMS Cyclops.

9.40am: Secured.

10.00am: Hands employed lifting starboard cable holder & scrubbing upper deck.

12.40pm: HMS Oak left harbour.

9.30pm: Replaced starboard cable holder.

 

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17 December 1914

Long Hope

Lat 58.81, Long -3.16

8.30am: Cast off from HMS Cyclops & proceeded to anchor to test cable holder.

9.30am: Proceeded alongside collier Melton. Hospital ship Plassy arrived.

10.30am: 1 Private RMLI joined the ship from HMS Imperieuse.

11.00am: Damaged steam cutter’s davits & carried away standard.

3.45pm: Completed with [coal] 42 tons. Proceeded to anchor.

4.30pm: Came to.

 

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18 December 1914

Long Hope to Wick, Wick to Long Hope

Lat 58.44, Long -3.07 [Assuming in Wick Bay at noon]

7.35am: Weighed.

7.38am: Proceeded.

7.58am: Pentland Skerries Light S24E; Swona Light S9W; Cantick Light N56W.

8.10am: Swona Light N69W; Duncansby Head S17W; Muckle Skerry Light S30E.

9.15am: Courses as req. closing Swedish SS.

9.48am: Courses as req. entering Wick Bay. Hands employed one watch man & arm ship other watch clearing up decks.

10.00am: Courses as req. leaving Wick Bay & for examining coast & Sinclair Bay for submarines.

11.40am: Courses as req. for Wick Bay.

12.15pm: Courses as req. for Sinclair Bay.

1.25pm: Little Skerry N76W; Muckle Skerry N47W; Brough Ness N22W.

2.35pm: Courses & speed as req. for Holm & Kirk Sound.

3.30pm: Courses as req. for Long Hope.

3.55pm: Came to.

6.15pm: Destroyer HMS Liffey arrived.

 

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19 December 1914

Long Hope

Lat 58.81, Long -3.16

7.00am: Watch man & arm ship.

8.00am: Destroyers 2.3 & 4 left harbour.

9.45am: Discharged one Private RMLI to HMS Imperieuse

10.30am: Aired bedding.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

 

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20 December 1914

Long Hope

Lat 58.81, Long -3.16

8.30pm: Watch man & arm ship.

 

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21 December 1914

Long Hope to Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

7.30am: Weighed & proceeded to Scapa Flow via Weddel sound.

8.00am: Came to.

8.30am: HMS Sappho arrived. HMS Drake & HMS Seagull left harbour. Watch man & arm ship, remainder of hands oiling over guard rails & scrubbing waist.

11.25am: Mine sweeping gunboats arrived.

12.10pm: HMS Anglia arrived.

pm: Watch man & arm ship.

 

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22 December 1914

Scapa Flow to Long Hope, Long Hope to Sea

Lat 58.81, Long -3.16

6.45am: Hands employed preparing to weigh & to go alongside HMS Assistance. [Repair ship]

8.05am: Weighed & proceeded to Long Hope via Weddel Sound.

8.55am: Secured alongside HMS Assistance . Defects taken in hand by HMS Assistance.

am: Hands employed scrubbing canvas gear.

8.05pm: Cast off from HMS Assistance.

 

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23 December 1914

Sea to Long Hope

Lat 58.7, Long -2.5 [obs]

am: Courses as req. for Patrolling.

8.00am: Lat 58 34N, Long 2 26W

3.00pm: Courses as req. for Pentland Firth & Hoxa Sound.

4.15pm: Came to.

 

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24 December 1914

Long Hope

Lat 58.81, Long -3.16

7.30am: One division of 2nd Flotilla & HMS Caroline left harbour.

9.00am: SS Volturnus alongside with stores.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

1.55pm: HMS Skipjack, HMS Gossamer & HMS Jason arrived.

3.15pm: HMS Active with 2nd Flotilla left harbour.

4.00pm: Hands employed returning empty cases to SS Baron Herries.

 

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25 December 1914

Long Hope

Lat 58.81, Long -3.16

8.20am: Armed liner HMS Alsatian, HMS Sappho and three boarding steamers arrived.

9.00am: Action.

9.05am: Watch man & arm ship.

12.30pm: Storeship Cheviot alongside with stores.

1.45pm: HMS Speedwell arrived.

 

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26 December 1914

Long Hope

Lat 58.81, Long -3.16

3.15am: Steam cutter proceeded alongside pier for shelter. [Wind force 7 – 8]

7.45am: Let go starboard anchor 1½ shackles. [Wind force 9]

8.20am: HMS Sappho out of harbour.

[Noon: Wind force 10 – 11]

1.19pm: Weighed.

1.20pm: Proceeded.

3.48pm: Came to.

 

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27 December 1914

Long Hope

Lat 58.81, Long -3.16

10.45am: HMS Active with 2nd Flotilla arrived.

2.00pm: Battle fleet arrived.

3.00pm: HMS King Orry & HMS Eskimo armed liners arrived.

10.50pm: Two Stokers RNR & one Ord. Seaman joined ship from Portsmouth.

 

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28 December 1914

Long Hope to Sea

Lat 58.6, Long -2.7 [obs]

6.42am: Weighed.

6.49am: Proceeded. Courses as req. for Weddel Sound, Scapa Flow, Kirk & Holm Sound.

8.00am: Courses as req. Kirk & Holm Sound.

8.22am: Rose Ness Light Beacon N22E; Burrey Ness S73W; Grim Ness S46W.

9.00am: Rose Ness Beacon N21W; Old Head N85W; Muckle Skerry Light House S80W.

9.30am: General Quarters.

10.00am: Hands employed scrubbing canvas gear.

am&pm: Courses as req. Patrolling 10 miles East Muckle Skerry.

8.00pm: Lat 58 47N, Long 2 39W

 

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29 December 1914

At Sea

Lat 58.7, Long -2.6 [obs]

1.30am: Exercised sea boat's crew.

5.30am: Passed HMS King Orry armed liner.

6.30am: Passed HMS Duke of Albany armed liner.

8.00am: Lat 58 44N, Long 2 37W

5.30pm: Passed HMS Commonwealth steering W.

8.00pm: Lat 58 42N, Long 2 39W

 

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30 December 1914

Sea to Echna Loch, Scapa Flow

Lat 58.87, Long -2.93 [Using anchorage location at 2.50pm as no noon location]

8.00am: Lat 58 44N, Long 2 35W

am: Hands employed refitting boats breakers & refitting fenders.

2.15pm: Courses as req. for Holm & Kirk Sound.

2.50pm: Came to. [Echna Loch]

pm: Lost overboard one thermometer.

 

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31 December 1914

Echna Loch to Long Hope

Lat 58.81, Long -3.16

7.36am: Weighed.

7.45am: Proceeded.

8.36am: Came to.

1.00pm: Weighed & proceeded alongside collier Hollinside.

7.35pm: Finished coaling received 104 tons.

8.00pm: Came to.

 

 

LOG BOOK – JANUARY 1915

 

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1 January 1915

Long Hope

Lat 58.81, Long -3.16

10.55am: Paid quarterly settlement.

8.00pm: Let go starboard anchor. [Wind force 8 – 9]

 

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2 January 1915

Long Hope

Lat 58.81, Long -3.16

am: Hands employed filling extra screens fore bridge & cleaning out boats.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

 

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3 January 1915

[Date entered as 3rd January 1914]

Long Hope to Sea

Lat 58.81, Long -3.16

3.52pm: Weighed.

3.57pm: Proceeded.

8.00pm: Lat 58 36N, Long 2 30W

 

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4 January 1915

Sea to Echna Loch Bay, Scapa Flow

Lat 58.87, Long -2.93

1.00am: Watch night defence stations.

7.20am: Holm Sound Search Light [?] N5W; Stroma Light S89W; Muckle Skerry Light S71W.

8.00am: Lat 58 43N, Long 2 39W

am: Lost overboard by accident through securing pin shearing, one semaphore.

10.05am: Copinsay Island N37E; Brough Ness N75W; Muckle Skerry S82W.

8.45am: Hands employed clearing up decks & rigging & painting extra bridge screens & resecuring boats.

11.07am: Courses as req. for Kirk Sound, Scapa Flow & Echna Loch Bay.

11.30am: Came to.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

 

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5 January 1915

Echna Loch Bay to Long Hope

Lat 58.87, Long -2.93

am: Hands employed refitting masthead pendant & tackle, refitting fenders & red leading bare places on Ship’s side.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

3.28pm: Weighed.

3.35pm: Proceeded.

4.50pm: Came to. [Long Hope]

 

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6 January 1915

Long Hope

Lat 58.81, Long -3.16

10.15am: Weighed & proceeded alongside Collier Cornwood.

11.30am: Secured alongside Collier.

3.52pm: Finished coaling received 78 tons. Cast off from collier & proceeded to anchorage.

4.15pm: Came to.

 

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7 January 1915

Long Hope

Lat 58.81, Long -3.16

11.00am: HMS Skipjack arrived.

 

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8 January 1915

Long Hope

Lat 58.81, Long -3.16

am&pm: Hands employed refitting boat’s falls & painting.

 

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9 January 1915

Long Hope to Scapa Bay

Lat 58.81, Long -3.16

1.47pm: Weighed & proceeded to Scapa Bay.

3.03pm: Came to.

 

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10 January 1915

Scapa Flow to Little Loch Shell

Lat 58.7, Long -3.9 [obs]

7.05am: Weighed.

7.10am: Proceeded.

8.33am: St Johns Head S33W; Breck Ness N66E; Point Neban N37E.

11.10am: Cape Wrath S79W; Fairaird [Faraid?] Head S57W; Birgol[?] Head S31W.

3.00pm: Tolsta Head N36W; Tiumpan Head N61W; Grinian Point [?Rubha na Greine?] N81W

4:35pm: Courses as req. entering Loch Shell (Little). [Loch Sealg?]

4.55pm: Came to.

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11 January 1915

Little Loch Shell to Portsmouth

Lat 57.3, Long -6.8 [obs]

8.20am: Weighed.

8.27am: Proceeded.

am: Hands employed securing gear on upper deck & bridges.

9.10am: Glas Island Light [ Eilean Glas, Skalpay ] S82W; NE Point ~~ Chaidh[?] N8W; Rudh a Chaird[?] N15E.

11.25am: Damsel Rock S31E; Neist Point Light House S76E; Meall a Veg Head [An Ceannaich] N59E.

1.23pm: SW Point Canna N45E; Humla Rock N74E; Sgeir Light House [Oigh Sgeir/Hyskeir?] S37E.

2.38pm: Muke[?] Island (250) N69E; Ringstone[?] Point S48E; Sull Ghorm[?] Light House.

4.00pm: Watch employed resecuring gear & rigging life lines.

4.30pm: Sighted Dubh Artach S2°W.

5.10pm: Port sea boat carried away with foremast davits. Lost overboard Port Sea boat (Montagu whaler) complete with gear.

5.40pm: Dubh Artach abeam N70W.

6.45pm: Sighted Oversay Light S2°W.

8.00pm: Lat 55 49N, Long 6 38W

8.40pm: Oversay Light N89E 5 miles.

10.15pm: Altacarry Light S4W; Mull of Cantyre [Kintyre] Light S39E; Otter Rock Light N54E

 

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12 January 1915

At Sea, Scapa Flow to Portsmouth

Lat 52.6, Long -5.7 [DR]

1.00am: Watch night defence stations.

1.30am: Exercised Sea boat’s crew.

3.53am: Mew Island Light N20W; Skulmartin Light N46W; South Rock Light S64W; Galloway N73E.

8.00am: Lat 53 34N, Long 5 29W

10.25am: Codling Light Vessel abeam.

3.55pm: Smalls Light House abeam 3.5 miles.

8.00pm: Lat 50 52N, Long 5 44W

11.20pm: Seven Stones Light Vessel abeam 1½ miles.

 

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13 January 1915

Scapa Flow to Portsmouth

Lat 50.5, Long -1.4 [DR]

0.15am: Wolf Rock S77W.

1.45am: Lizard Light abeam 6 miles.

4.00am: Eddystone Light abeam 9 miles approx.

Noon: Sighted St Catherine's Light House.

2.35pm: Secured Tidal Basin.

5.00pm: Leave to watch till 7am.

 

[From 14th January to 17th February at about 4pm leave to part of watch till 7am (unless otherwise stated) and exercised fire stations]

 

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14 January 1915

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

7.30am: Ship taken in hand for repairs.

8.30am: Shifted ship to No. 2 basin.

1.00pm: Leave to Starboard watch till 7am 24th January.

 

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15 January 1915

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

am: Hands employed cleaning out hammock nettings & unreeving steam cutters falls.

 

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16 January 1915

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

 

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17 January 1915

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

9.15am: Sub Lieut. Hindmarsh RNR joined ship from HMS Excellent.

 

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18 January 1915

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

 

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19 January 1915

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

am&pm: Hands employed scraping ship’s side, returning stores for survey to dockyard & clearing up decks.

11.30am: Paid monthly money.

 

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20 January 1915

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

pm: Hands employed returning 6 pounder gun mountings to store.

2.00pm: 4 ERAs working part from RN Barracks.

 

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21 January 1915

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

am&pm: Hands employed clearing away rigging & returning wires to dockyard.

 

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22 January 1915

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

am: Hands employed stripping rigging & returning same to dockyard & returning skiff dinghy to store.

3.00pm: Shifted ship to No. 11 dock.

 

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23 January 1915

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

 

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24 January 1915

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

7.00am: Leave to watch till 7am.

1.00pm: Leave to part of watch till 7am 2nd Feb.

 

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25 January 1915

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

am: Hands employed ranging cable in bottom of dock.

1.00pm: Discharged one Stoker 1st Class to hospital.

 

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26 January 1915

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

am&pm: Hands employed working cable, painting masts & yards & drawing stores from dockyard.

3.00pm: Discharged one Leading Seaman to HMS Excellent. One Leading Seaman RFR joined ship from HMS Excellent.

 

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27 January 1915

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

am&pm: Hands employed drawing stores from dockyard & painting boats davits.

 

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28 January 1915

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

am&pm: Hands employed returning defective cable to dockyard, drawing stores & clearing out chain lockers.

 

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29 January 1915

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

am&pm: Hands employed restowing cable & clearing up decks.

 

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30 January 1915

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

3.00pm: Shifted ship No. 11 dock to No. 2 basin.

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31 January 1915

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

10.00pm: Fire stations. Fire in dockyard.

11.30pm: Fire extinguished.

 

 

LOG BOOK – FEBRUARY 1915

 

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1 February 1915

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

 

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2 February 1915

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

 

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3 February 1915

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

 

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4 February 1915

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

 

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5 February 1915

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

4.30pm: Read warrant No. 8.

 

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6 February 1915

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

12.30pm: Leave to watch till 7am Monday. Leave to part till 7am Sunday [It’s Saturday].

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

 

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7 February 1915

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

 

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8 February 1915

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

am&pm: Hands employed refitting boom gear, drawing stores, scraping upper deck & painting.

 

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9 February 1915

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

am: Hands employed scraping upper deck, replacing whaler davits & painting.

 

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10 February 1915

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

 

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11 February 1915

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

 

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12 February 1915

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

am: Hands employed provisioning ship.

pm: Hands employed drawing mine-sweeping stores.

 

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13 February 1915

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

12.30pm: Leave to watch till 7am Monday. Leave to part till 7am Sunday [It’s Saturday].

2.00pm: One Leading Seaman joined ship from HMS Excellent. Discharged one Leading Seaman to HMS Excellent.

 

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14 February 1915

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

 

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15 February 1915

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

am: Hands employed taking in ammunition and drawing stores.

pm: Hands employed drawing stores & placing sweeping wire on drums of steam winch.

5.00pm: Coal lighters secured alongside.

 

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16 February 1915

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

am: Hands employed coaling ship.

1.30pm: Completed with coal 130 tons.

4.30pm: Leave to watch till 7am & part till 10pm.

9.40pm: Two Stoker Ratings joined ship from RN Barracks.

 

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17 February 1915

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

6.30am: Hands employed hoisting sweeping kites inboard & securing for sea.

9.00am: Hands employed fitting sweeping wires & securing for sea.

10.00am: One leading seaman joined ship from HMS Vernon. [Shore establishment]

1.30pm: Discharged one Petty Officer to HMS Vernon.

 

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18 February 1915

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

2.00pm: Discharged one sick bay steward to hospital.

5.00pm: One Private RMLI, one SBA [Sick berth assistant?] 2nd Class & one AB RNR joined ship from Forton Haslar & RN Barracks.

 

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19 February 1915

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

4.30pm: Leave to watch till 10pm.

 

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20 February 1915

[Portsmouth]

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

am: Hands employed marking sweep wires.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

4.00pm: Leave to watch till 10pm.

 

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21 February 1915

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

11.00am: Discharged one AB RNR to RN Barracks.

12.30pm: Leave to watch & part till 10pm.

 

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22 February 1915

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

am: Hand employed refitting and scrubbing canvas gear.

1.00pm: Discharged one AB to Hospital.

2.00pm: Discharged one Private RMLI.

4.00pm: Leave to watch till 10pm.

6.30pm: One AB joined ship from RN Barracks.

 

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23 February 1915

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

10.00am: Aired Bedding.

pm: Hands employed refitting boat’s sailing gear.

4.00pm: Leave to watch till 10pm.

 

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24 February 1915

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

am: Hands employed refitting boat’s sailing gear.

4.00pm: Leave to watch till 7am.

 

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25 February 1915

Portsmouth to Hull

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

3.40pm: Cast off & proceeded out of harbour.

4.15pm: Securing ship for adjustment of compasses.

5.30pm: Came to. Stokes Bay.

6.08pm: Weighed.

6.10pm: Proceeded.

6.49pm: Nab End Light Buoy abeam.

7.35pm: Owers abeam.

8.00pm: Lat 50 38N, Long 0 36W

10.06pm: Beachy Head Light Vessel abeam.

11.46pm: Royal Sovereign Light Vessel abeam.

 

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26 February 1915

Portsmouth to Hull

Lat 53.1, Long 1.3

0.50am: Dungeness abeam.

2.08am: Dover abeam.

2.33am: South Goodwin Light Vessel abeam.

3.00am: Gull Light Vessel abeam.

3.23am: North Goodwin Light Vessel abeam.

3.35am: Elbow Light Buoy abeam ¾ mile.

6.55am: Shipwash Light Vessel abeam. Courses as req. for Swept Channel to Humber.

8.00am: Lat 52 17N, Long 1 45E

8.31am: Covehithe Channel buoy abeam.

9.42am: Cross Sand Light Vessel abeam 1 cable.

10.08am: Newarp Light Vessel abeam.

10.30am: Would Light Vessel abeam.

11.14am: Haisborough Light Vessel abeam.

12.55pm: Race Bank Light Vessel abeam.

2.15pm: Shaped course for Humber.

3.30pm: Courses & speed as req. for entering the Humber.

5.05pm: Came to.

 

[See map of North Sea Sandbanks that shows the location of many of the above Light Vessels]

 

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27 February 1915

Hull

Lat 53.74, Long -0.32

3.00pm: Paid monthly payments.

3.30pm: Weighed & proceeded into Victoria Dock.

5.00pm: Leave to watch & part till 7am.

 

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28 February 1915

Hull

Lat 53.74, Long -0.32

12.30pm: Leave to watch & part till 11pm.

 

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