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Built 1886, 1,960t, armed with 6-6pdr, 14kts. Served in WW2. (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:

Where I have been able to research personnel, a ship, a place name, or other facts, I have placed underlined links in the narrative to help the reader find further information.

As Dalhousie interacted with other ships I have tried to link to those ships for further research. I have linked most HMS to Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ship_names_of_the_Royal_Navy. Some HMS logs are available at Log Book Home page. While many have been edited, some are still awaiting edit.

‘Log reset miles’ refers to the patent log – a rotored/propellered instrument towed behind the ship to measure distance travelled. Its ‘rotations' are frequently mentioned in the ship's logs as a means of determining speed. The patent log would be read and reset at intervals to determine how far the ship had travelled during a period of time. ‘Bower' refers to the anchors carried at the bow of the ship.

The term Seedie is listed many times after crewmen’s names. Seedies and Kroomen (also Kroumen or Krumen) were African sailors recruited locally into the Royal Navy in the 19th and early 20th centuries. A more detailed reference may be found at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seedies_and_Kroomen

Many measurements will be mentioned in the logs such as ‘Cable, Fathom, Shackle, and Mile (Nautical Mile). Data can be found at: Imperial Measures of Length.

There are several entries in the logs with the abbreviation S.B.C. My research indicates Signal Books Correct / Seen By Commander / Set Bridge Chronometer. The bridge chronometer would not have been the only chronometer on board but it was the critical piece and was intended to be checked by lunar or solar reading. The chronometer could be checked at noon by sextant sight but since the entries are at various times I have ‘standardised’ on Signal Books Correct unless otherwise noted.

Follow the link for a list of all 142 ships met by R.I.M.S. Dalhousie in the period covered by the log-books, August 1916 to December 1918.

THE VOYAGES OF HMS DALHOUSIE (RIM) 1916-1918

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)

LOGS FOR AUGUST 1916


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Log – Cover Page – August 1916

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Log – Cover Page – August 1916

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Log Page – Blank

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Log Page – Title Page – E.M. Palmer Acting Commander Royal Navy

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Log Page – Directions for completing Logs

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Log Page – Equipment – Armament – Not completed


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1 August 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Working party of Naval Ratings in Motor Launch 13

5:10am: Hospital Ship VARSOVA arrived

5:50am: HMS TARANTULA arrived

6:00am: Hands

6:30am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct

9:00am: HMS BUTTERFLY arrived

9:30am: Divisions – Lascars Piped down

11:00am: Paid ship’s company in full for month of July – Muster by open list

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

4:00pm: Signal Books correct – HMS FLYCATCHER arrived

4:30pm: Cleared up decks

5:00pm: Evening Quarters – liberty to Naval Ratings

7:00pm: Sunset – Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM - Joined From BARPETA: F. Wells, Able Seaman – F. Watson, Able Seaman – J. Gownig, Deck Hand [Possible: Frank Wells]

Joined From Motor Launch Depot: J. Gunn, Trimmer


PM – Joined From SAWFLY: W. Bicknell, Ordinary Seaman– E. Gray, Stoker – H. Ayling, Stoker Petty Officer – T. Ward, Ordinary Telegrapher

Joined From Hospital: T. Thornton, Shipwright [Possible: Thomas Joseph Thornton]


Discharged to Mail Boat: L. Warne, Stoker Petty Officer – B. Jones, Officer’s Steward – T. Vidgeon, Ordinary Seaman [Possible: L.J. Warne]

To Hospital: F. Tunnicliffe, Chief Stoker – C. O’Leary, Able Seaman – C. Faulkner, Carpenter’s Mate

To STONEFLY: A. Lewis, Petty Officer 1st – C. Helyer, Stoker

To SNAKEFLY: F. Watson, Able Seaman

To CRANEFLY: F. Wells, Able Seaman

To MOTOR LAUNCH 14: G. LAWRENCE, Deck Hand

To WATERFLY: A. Muir, Able Seaman

To MOTOR LAUNCH 1: C. Woodward, Chief Petty Officer

To TRANSPORT: J.M. Palmer, Lieutenant Royal Navy

To DRAGONFLY: F. Martin, Stoker Petty Officer


[Fly Class Gunboats – Prefix HM GUNBOAT - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fly-class_gunboat]


[HMS FLYCATCHER , ex-Turkish motor patrol boat. Built 1912 Thornycroft. Sunk 9.11.14 by ESPIEGLE in Shatt el Arab, salvaged, back in service late 1915. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Mesopotamia 1915/17. Armed with 1-6pdr/1-MG. Sold c1923.]


[HMS TARANTULA, river gunboat, Insect-class, ordered 2.15 as "China Gunboat" for service on Danube. Served elsewhere, P.6A (1.16), P.A8 (1.18). Launched 18.12.15 Wood Skinner. 645 tons, 237(oa), 230(pp)x36x4ft. TE 2000ihp,14kts, twin screws in tunnels. Armament: 2-6in, 2-12pdr. Crew: 53. Mesopotamia 1916-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Mesopotamia 1916/17. Log Book Availability. Sunk 1.5.46 as target off Ceylon.]


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2 August 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: HMS FLYCATCHER left for upriver

5:30am: Hands

5:45am: Hospital ship VARSOVA left

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books Correct

9:30am: Divisions – Hands cleaning Main Deck paint work, chipping and red-leading ship’s side

12:00pm: Signal Books Correct

12:30pm: Piped Down

4:00pm: Signal Books Correct

4:30pm: Cleared up decks

5:00pm: Evening Quarters – Liberty to Watch of Naval Ratings

7:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books Correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books Correct


AM – Joined

From GADFLY: Solomon S. Saleh , Interpreter

From IMOGAU: Hancock, Petty Officer 1st


PM: Discharged

To Hospital: J Gunn, Trimmer – Duncan Abmed Seedie – Duloon Almed Seedie

To Shore: Salomon S. Saleh, Interpreter


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3 August 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books Correct

9:30am: Divisions – Hands shipping, scaling & and red-leading ship’s side & repairing fenders

12:00pm: Signal Books Correct - Issued Quinine to Ship's company

12:30pm: Piped Down

4:00pm: Signal Books Correct

4:30pm: Cleared up decks

5:00pm: Evening Quarters – Liberty to one Watch of Naval Ratings

7:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books Correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books Correct


AM – Joined

From Motor Launch 15: E Lever, Stoker [Possible: Edmund J. Leaver]


PM – Discharged:

To GNAT: J. Borill Royal Navy Reserve – J. Soutar, Engine Room Artificer, G. Archer, Signalman

To Hospital: E. Lever, Stoker – J.C. Edgecombe, Gunner Royal Indian Marines (Dysentery)


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4 August 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine – HMS GNAT left

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books Correct

8:15am: Hospital ship VITA left

9:30am: Divisions – Hands chipping and red-leading ship’s side, painting No. 2 Cutter & repairing fenders

12:00pm: Signal Books Correct

12:30pm: Piped Down

4:00pm: Signal Books Correct

4:30pm: Cleared up decks

5:00pm: Evening Quarters – Liberty to Watch of Naval Ratings

7:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books Correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books Correct


AM – Joined:

From Shore: Saleh Ebrahim, Seedie – Deice Ali, Seedie – Hussan Uzof, Seedie – Hussan Mahomed, Seedie

From Hospital: 2 Royal Indian Marines Stokers

From BOMBAY: 1 Royal Indian Marine Stoker


PM – Joined:

From Motor Life Boat: H. McDonald, Deck Hand

From Shore Sentry: J. Gownig, Deck hand – C. Healy, Officer’s Cook

From Kite Balloon Section: Habil, Seedie – Khallaf, Seedie


PM - Discharged:

To ALERT: F. Smith, Painter’s Mate – H. Sluies, Private Royal Marines Light Infantry


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5 August 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine – HMS TARANTULA left for Abadan – Hospital Ship VARSOVA left

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books Correct

9:30am: Hands cleaning ship, putting 2nd coat of red lead on ship’s side

11:45am: HMS GNAT arrived

12:00pm: Signal Books Correct – Destroyed 81 pounds Milk in tins being unfit for use

12:30pm: Piped Down

3:00pm: Working party to Magill left ship

4:00pm: Signal Books Correct

4:30pm: Cleared up decks – Liberty to Watch of Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Evening Quarters – Hospital Ship VARELA left

6:00pm: Working party returned

7:00pm: Sunset – Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry – Signal Books Correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books Correct


AM - Discharged:

To Motor Launch 7: G. Bird, 2nd Hand


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6 August 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

6:20am: HMS TARANTULA left down river

6:40am: Church of England Church party left ship

7:30am: Roman Catholic Church party left ship

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books Correct

8:30am: Church parties returned

9:45am: Divisions

10:00am: Hospital Ship VITA arrived

11:00am: Liberty to one Watch Lascars & Stokers

12:00pm: Signal Books Correct – Issued Quinine to ship’s company

4:00pm: Signal Books Correct

4:10am: HMS TARANTULA arrived

4:30pm: Cleared up decks, Liberty to Watch Naval Ratings

7:00pm: Sunset – Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry – Signal Books Correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books Correct


AM – Joined

From FRANZ FERDINAND: W.J. Reufrey, Gunner, Royal Navy


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7 August 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:10am: Hospital Ship VITA left

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books Correct

9:30am: Divisions – Hands chipping and painting ship’s side, cleaning and painting dinghy, repairing fenders – Exercised Fire parties

12:00pm: Signal Books Correct

12:30pm: Piped Down

1:45pm: Asst Paymaster G.M. McGuire Royal Navy Reserve died at No. 3 B.G. Hospital Basrah of Paratyphoid A

3:00pm: Working party to Supply & Transport left ship

3:30pm: Working party returned

4:00pm: Signal Books Correct - Working party to Supply & transport left ship

4:30pm: Working party returned - Cleared up decks

5:00pm: Evening Quarters – Liberty to Watch of Naval Ratings

7:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness - Destroyed 24 3/4 pounds milk in tins being unfit for use - Loss on issues of spirit and evaporation 16 pints

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books Correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books Correct


AM – Joined

From GNAT: H. James Engine Room Artificer [Possible: Horace R.E. James]

From Motor Launch 7: R. Apps Chief Stoker [Possible: Robert A. Apps]


PM – Discharged

To ODIN: J. King Officers Steward

PM- Joined

From ODIN: E. Knocker 3rd Writer [Possible: Edward B Knocker]


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8 August 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:00am: Medical Inspection of Naval Ratings

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books Correct

9:20am: HMS FLYCATCHER arrived from upriver

9:30am: Divisions – Hands chipping and red-leading ship’s side, scraping, repairing & painting dinghy, repairing dinghy awnings, repairing f enders

9:45am: Hospital Ship ERINPURA arrived

12:00pm: Signal Books Correct

12:30pm: Piped Down

4:00pm: Signal Books Correct

4:15pm: HMS FLYCATCHER went to oil wharf

4:30pm: Cleared up decks

5:00pm: Evening Quarters – Liberty to Watch of Naval Ratings

5:45pm:HMS FLYCATCHER returned to anchorage

7:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness - Destroyed 3480 pounds potatoes being unfit for use

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books Correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books Correct


PM- Joined

From Hospital: H. Phillips, Leading Seaman – Clifford Mace, Ordinary Seaman

From: FLYCATCHER: D MacIntosh, Deck Hand


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9 August 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

6:15am: Hospital Ship ERINPURA left

7:00am: HMS FLYCATCHER came alongside

7:10am: HMS FLYCATCHER left for Abadan

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books Correct

9:30am: Divisions – Hands chipping and red-leading ship’s side, repairing canvas screen for heads, Painting Engine Room Artificers bathrooms. Cleaning & painting dinghy.

12:00pm: Signal Books Correct

12:30pm: Piped Down – Broken by fair pulling – oars – ash – one in No. – Destroyed 35 1/4 pounds Milk in tins & 2080 pounds potatoes – unfit for use

4:00pm: Signal Books Correct

4:30pm: Cleared up decks

5:00pm: Evening Quarters – Liberty to Watch of Naval Ratings

7:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books Correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books Correct


AM – Joined

From SS VICTORIA: A. Gardener, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve

From Motor Launch 9: A. McLeod, Seaman Royal Navy Reserve


AM – Discharged

To FLYCATCHER for ALERT: E.G. Harris, Chief Stoker [Possible: Edward Jesse Harris]


PM – Joined

From Hospital: W. Faulls, Leading Seaman – B. Bennett, Trimmer Royal Navy Reserve

From Motor Launch 3: J. Sell, Chief Stoker

From Motor Launch 1: C. Woodward, Chief Petty Officer


PM - Discharged

To SS BARPETA: T. McEwain, Able Seaman – G. Morris, Able Seaman – S. Stewart, Mechanic Royal Navy Air Service [Possible: Stanley Stewart]

To Hospital: H. James Engine Room Artificer [Possible: Horace RE James] – No. 33 Sheik Mahomed Ebram, Lascar 4th Class


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10 August 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books Correct

9:30am: Divisions – Hands chipping and red-leading ship’s side, painting dinghy & canvas screens for heads. Repairing Mess Deck netting

12:00pm: Signal Books Correct – Issued Quinine to ship’s company

12:30pm: Piped Down

1:00pm: Hospital ship ERINPURA arrived

2:30pm: Hospital ship SICILIA arrived - Broken by fair pulling – oars – ash – one in No.

4:00pm: Signal Books Correct

4:30pm: Cleared up decks

5:00pm: Evening Quarters – Liberty to Watch of Naval Ratings

7:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness - Destroyed 23 tins Milk & 1 tin salmon being unfit for use

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books Correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books Correct


AM – Joined

From Motor Launch 10: J. Jackson , Petty Officer 1st

From Dragonfly: F. Skinner, Leading Stoker [Possible: Frederick P Skinner]

From Franz Ferdinand: Ali Rejhab, Seedie


AM – Discharged

To Imogene: S. Hancock, Petty Officer 1st [Possible: Stanley Hancock]


PM – Discharged

To Motor Launch 2: C. Meadows, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve

To Motor Launch 11, W. Faulls, Leading Stoker

To Hospital: C. Smale, Engine Room Artificer [Possible: Clifford Smale]


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11 August 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

6:20am: Hospital Ship ERINPURA left

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books Correct

9:30am: Divisions – Hands scraping ship’s side & painting 1st coat grey paint aft. Repairing hoses

10:00am: Hospital Ship SICILIA left

12:00pm: Signal Books Correct

12:05pm: HMS FLYCATCHER arrived up

12:30pm: Piped Down

4:00pm: Signal Books Correct

4:30pm: Cleared up decks

5:00pm: Evening Quarters – Liberty to Watch of Naval Ratings

7:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness – Destroyed 42 tins Milk being unfit for use

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books Correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books Correct


AM – Joined

From ALERT: H. Talbot, Stoker – J. Warren, Stoker Petty Officer 1st


Pm – Joined

From Hospital: T. Whitfield, Stoker – A. Mortimer, Able Seaman


PM – Discharged

To Hospital: H. Talbot, Stoker


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12 August 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

6:30am: HMS TARANTULA came alongside – HMS FLYCATCHER proceeded up river

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books Correct

9:30am: Saturday Routine

10:00am: Working party embarking stores, mails, & fruit into HMS TARANTULA

11:30am: HMS FLYCATCHER returned alongside

12:00pm: Signal Books Correct

12:30pm: Piped Down

1:00pm: HMS FLYCATCHER left & anchored up river

1:20pm: Hospital Ship ERINPURA arrived up – Destroyed 10 tins milk & 3 tins salmon being unfit for use

2:00pm:

4:00pm: Signal Books Correct

4:30pm: Cleared up decks

5:00pm: Evening Quarters – Liberty to Watch of Naval Ratings

7:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books Correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books Correct

12:00mid: HMS TARANTULA left upriver


AM – Joined

From Motor Launch 14: A. McKay, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve

From Motor Launch Depot: E. Grey, Stoker

From Motor Launch 10: W. Goodwin, Royal Navy Reserve Trawler Section - J. Whitehead, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve


PM – Joined

From Motor Launch 20

From Hospital: C. Faulkner, Carpenter’s Mate - T. Tyler, Trimmer

From Shore: E. Yousif, Seedie

From No. 3 BG Hospital: J.C.H. Edgecombe, Gunner Royal Indian Marines


PM – Discharged

To Hospital: A. Conn, Stoker – A. McKay, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve – E. Grey, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve – Hassan Yousif

To MOTH via TARANTULA: A. Gardener, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve

To Bombay in SICILIA: No. 80 Antony Menezes, Warrant Officer’s Mess Server 1 (paratyphoid)


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13 August 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

6:15am: GNAT left downriver

6:40am: Church of England Church party left ship

7:40am: Roman Catholic Church party left ship

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books Correct

8:30am: Church parties returned

10:00am: Divisions

11:00am: Liberty to Watch of Lascars & Stokers

12:00pm: Signal Books Correct

12:30pm: Piped Down

3:00pm: Issued Quinine to ship’s company

4:00pm: Signal Books Correct – LAWRENCE arrived (Commodore Persian Gulf)

4:30pm: Cleared up decks - destroyed 12 tins Milk being unfit for use

5:00pm: Evening Quarters – Liberty to Watch of Naval Ratings

7:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books Correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books Correct


PM – Discharged

To Motor Launch 19: H. Widger, Engine Room Artificer [Possible: Henry C Widger]


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14 August 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books Correct

9:10am: Hospital Ship ELLORA left downriver

9:30am: Divisions – Hands employed. Working party in Depot dragging for anchors. Chipping, red-leading & painting ship’s side. Painting steam cutter outside

11:40am: Commodore Persian Gulf visited ship

12:00pm: Signal Books Correct – Read Warrant No. 4 on J. Donegan, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve Trawler Section O.N.S.T. 1890 – Warrant No. 5 on H.C. Hopkins, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve O.N.S.6742

12:30pm: Piped Down

4:00pm: Signal Books Correct – Destroyed 15 tins Milk being unfit for use

4:30pm: Cleared up decks

5:00pm: Evening Quarters – Liberty to Watch of Naval Ratings

7:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books Correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books Correct


AM – Joined

From Hospital: No. 33 Sheik Mahmoud Ebram, Lascar


AM – Discharged

To Motor Launch 19: H. Widger, Engine Room Artificer


PM – Discharged

To FLYCATCHER: D. McIntosh, Deck Hand

To Motor Launch Depot: P. Bennett, Trimmer

To GNAT: A Geddes, Engine Room Artificer


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15 August 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: FLYCATCHER left – GNAT arrived

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books Correct

9:30am: Divisions – Hands ranging Port Bower & both spare cables. Cleaning out Chain lockers & bilges. Unloading stores From Motor Launch 8 & 13

10:00am: Surveyed Port & Starboard bower & both spare cables, shackle pins, swivels, etc. being removed & greased

12:00pm: Signal Books Correct – GNAT left upriver – Broken by and blown overboard by force of wind: Claret glass 1 in No., Pillow, feather, 1, & Pillow Case, 1

12:30pm: Piped Down

4:00pm: Signal Books Correct

4:30pm: Cleared up decks

5:00pm: Evening Quarters – Liberty to Watch of Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Destroyed being unfit for use: Milk in tins, 13 – Preserved Meat, 6pounds – Pickles, bottles, 18 – Rabbit, 8 pounds.

7:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

7:40pm: Hospital Ship ELBINA arrived

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books Correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books Correct


AM – Joined

From SNAKEFLY: F. Gammon, Officer’s Steward 2nd


AM – Discharged

To Hospital: J. Whitehead, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve


PM – Joined

From Hospital: J. Robertson, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve – J. Stevens, Stoker, Royal Navy Reserve


PM– Discharged

To Hospital: J. Whitehead, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve


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16 August 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

4:15am: HMS LAWRENCE left

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

6:45am: Hospital Ship ELLORA left

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books Correct

9:30am: Divisions – Hands scraping & painting steam cutter - scraping and red-leading ship’s side & as required

12:00pm: Signal Books Correct

12:30pm: Piped Down

4:00pm: Signal Books Correct

4:30pm: Cleared up decks

5:00pm: Evening Quarters – Liberty to one Watch of Naval Ratings

7:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books Correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books Correct – Destroyed 23 tins of Milk being unfit for use


AM – Joined

From Motor Launch 10: G. George, Chief Stoker

From Imogene: A. Wills, Able Seaman


AM – Discharged

To Motor Launch 11: T. Goldring, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve


PM – Joined

From Motor Launch 10: A. Smith, Deck Hand

From Motor Launch 10: A. Wilkinson, Stoker

From Motor Launch 7: D. Stewart, Stoker


PM– Discharged

To Hospital: T. Taylor, Trimmer


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17 August 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books Correct

9:30am: Divisions – Hands ashore, working party at Depot

9:50am: HMS GNAT arrived

12:00pm: Signal Books Correct – HMS FLYCATCHER left (downriver)

12:30pm: Piped Down

3:30pm: Working party ashore at Depot unloading stores

4:00pm: Signal Books Correct

4:30pm: Cleared up decks

5:00pm: Evening Quarters – Liberty to one Watch of Naval Ratings – Working party returned

5:50pm: Hospital Ship SYRIA arrived

7:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books Correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books Correct

10:00pm: Destroyed 37 tins Milk being unfit for use


AM – Joined

From Motor Launch 7: J. Barley, Trimmer [John Edward Barley]

From Shore: Sayid Khan, Seedie


PM – Joined

From Hospital: E. Gray, Stoker

From Motor Launch 19: H. Widger, Engine Room Artificer

From Motor Launch 6: J. Caunell Deck hand


PM – Discharged

To Hospital: T. Lindsey, Signalman – W. Kingswell, Stoker – Jogi Parg Private Servant


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18 August 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine. Working party landed at Depot

6:30am: HMS WATERFLY arrived downstream

7:45am: Hospital Ship SYRIA left

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books Correct

9:30am: Divisions – Hands painting steam cutter, working party ashore in Depot & as required

11:40am: WATERFLY left downriver

12:00pm: Signal Books Correct – Read Warrant No. 6 on J.J. Dailly, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve

12:30pm: Piped Down

4:00pm: Signal Books Correct

4:30pm: Cleared up decks

5:00pm: Evening Quarters – Working party landed in Depot - Liberty to one Watch of Naval Ratings

7:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books Correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books Correct

10:00pm: Destroyed 24 tins Milk being unfit for use.


AM – Joined

From Motor Launch 9: A. Campbell, Trimmer


AM – Discharged

To Motor Launch 7: A. Wilkinson, Stoker

To IMOGENE: A. Wells, Able Seaman


PM– Discharged

To Motor Launch 10: A. Smith, Deckhand – S. Stewart, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve


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19 August 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books Correct

9:30am: Saturday Morning Routine

12:00pm: Signal Books Correct

12:30pm: Piped Down

4:00pm: Signal Books Correct

4:30pm: Cleared up decks

5:00pm: Evening Quarters – Working Party ashore to Depot - Liberty to one Watch of Naval Ratings

7:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books Correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books Correct

10:00pm: Destroyed 16 tins Milk being unfit for use.


AM – Joined

From Motor Launch 11: W. Gibson, Deck Hand – T. Golding, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve


AM – Discharged

To Detention Quarters: J. Dailly, Deck Hand


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20 August 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine & cleared lower decks to sort & stow fruit & vegetables in Motor Launch 13

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books Correct

9:00am: WATERFLY arrived & proceeded to oil wharf

9:30am: Divisions – Hands chipping and red-leading ship’s side

10:00am: WATERFLY arrived

12:00pm: Signal Books Correct

12:30pm: Piped Down. Liberty to one Watch of Lascars & Stokers

4:00pm: Signal Books Correct

4:30pm: Cleared up decks

5:00pm: Evening Quarters – Liberty to one Watch of Naval Ratings

7:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books Correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books Correct

10:00pm: Destroyed 8 tins Milk being unfit for use.



AM – Joined

From Hospital: Doala Ahmed, Seedie

From No. 9 Mess to Sick Mess: Thomas Roe, Chief Engine Room Artificer


PM – Joined

From Hospital: E. Chown Royal Navy Reserve Trawler Section


PM– Discharged

To Hospital: G. Lancaster, Able Seaman – W. Gibson, Deck Hand – J. Gilding, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve


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21 August 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine – WATERFLY came alongside – Hands discharging fresh fruit to WATERFLY

6:18am: WATERFLY left for upriver – Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books Correct

9:05am: GNAT left down river

9:30am: Divisions – Working party ashore in Depot & scraping and painting ship’s side

12:00pm: Signal Books Correct

12:15pm: HOSPITAL SHIP VITA arrived

12:30pm: Piped Down. Working party ashore in Depot

4:00pm: Signal Books Correct

4:30pm: Cleared up decks – Working party ashore in Depot

5:00pm: Evening Quarters – Liberty to one Watch of Naval Ratings

7:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books Correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books Correct

10:00pm: Destroyed 41 tins Milk being unfit for use.


PM – Joined

From BG Hospital: Jogi Prag, Private Servant


PM– Discharged

To Hospital: Thomas Roe, Chief Engine Room Artificer



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22 August 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:55am: Hospital Ship VITA left

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books Correct

9:30am: Divisions – Working party ashore in Depot

12:00pm: Signal Books Correct

12:30pm: Piped Down – Working party returned

4:00pm: Signal Books Correct

4:30pm: Cleared up decks

5:00pm: Evening Quarters – Working party ashore in Depot - Liberty to one Watch of Naval Ratings

7:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books Correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books Correct

10:00pm: Destroyed 14 tins Milk & 1 tin suet being unfit for use.


AM – Joined

From Hospital: Hassun Goupf, Seedie


PM – Joined

From Hospital: J. Howes, Stoker


PM– Discharged

To Hospital: F. Martin, Carpenter Crew


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23 August 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine - Working party drawing ship’s stores

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books Correct

9:30am: Divisions – Working party in Depot stowing stores, painting 2nd coat on ship’s side

12:00pm: Signal Books Correct

12:10pm: Hospital Ship VITA left

12:30pm: Working party returned - Piped Down

4:00pm: Signal Books Correct

4:30pm: Cleared up decks

5:00pm: Evening Quarters – Liberty to one Watch of Naval Ratings

7:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books Correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books Correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 28 tins Milk being unfit for use.



AM – Joined

From Shore sentry in Depot: J. Gownig, Deck Hand – W. Stone, Able Seaman Royal Navy Reserve

From Motor Launch 10: E. Chown Royal Navy Reserve Trawler Section

From H.T. SOFALA: Mahomed Majif, Interpreter 2nd.


AM – Discharged

To Shore Sentry in Depot: C. Ray, leading Deck Hand – E. Chown, Royal Navy Reserve T~


PM – Joined

From: Mess #10: A. Campbell, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve


PM– Discharged

To Hospital: T. Healey, Officers’ Cook

To Motor Launch 17: J. Robinson, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve

To Royal Navy Depot Sentry: A. Campbell, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve

To Hospital: W. Stone, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve – J. Gownig, Royal Navy Reserve Trawler Section

To Motor Launch 2: J. Howes, Stoker


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24 August 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books Correct

8:05am: HMS VITA left

9:30am: Divisions – Hands turning whaler’s falls end for end. Cleaning & painting water line & scraping on forecastle head

10:50am: Hospital Ship VARELA arrived

12:00pm: Signal Books Correct – Issued Quinine to ship’s company

12:30pm: Piped Down

4:00pm: Signal Books Correct

4:30pm: Cleared up decks

5:00pm: Evening Quarters – Liberty to one Watch of Naval Ratings

7:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness - Destroyed 20 tins of milk being unfit to use

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books Correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books Correct


AM – Joined

From Motor Launch 1: J Turney Stoker Royal Navy Reserve Trawler Section - M Harris Royal Navy Reserve Trawler Section

From Motor Launch Depot: H McDonald Royal Navy Reserve Trawler Section


AM – Discharged

To Motor Launch 2: J Caundl Royal Navy Reserve Trawler Section

To 4 Mess: H McDonald Royal Navy Reserve Trawler Section


PM– Discharged

To Motor Launch 1: M Harris Stoker Royal Navy Reserve

To Hospital: A McCleod Royal Navy Reserve – No. 1199 Sheik Abdulla Mahomed, Stoker


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25 August 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books Correct

9:30am: Divisions – Hands cleaning out whaler & scraping ship’s side

12:00pm: Signal Books Correct

12:30pm: Piped Down

1:55pm: RMS NEARCHUS arrived

4:00pm: Signal Books Correct

4:30pm: Cleared up decks

5:00pm: Evening Quarters – Liberty to one Watch of Naval Ratings

7:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books Correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books Correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 28 tins Milk being unfit for use.



AM – Joined

From Motor Launch 5: J Dalton Petty Officer 1st

From Motor Launch 3: H.J. Shaw Chief Stoker - H. Turner Leading Seaman Royal Navy Reserve Trawler Section

From Motor Launch 2: L.R.Wilton Chief Stoker - J. Ramsey 2nd Hand

From Motor Launch 16: A.Holt Chief Stoker - J. Feeney Stoker Royal Navy Reserve -

From Motor Launch 6: E. Medland Royal Navy Reserve Trawler Section

Motor Launch 15: R. Southerland Royal Navy Reserve Trawler Section

From Motor Launch 17: T. Marsh Chief Stoker - A. Roberts Petty Officer 1st

From Motor Launch Depot 20 Mess: J Phillips Royal Navy Reserve Trawler Section

From 4 Mess: J. Turner Stoker Royal Navy Reserve


PM – Joined

From Dumra: S. Black, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve


PM– Discharged

To Motor Launch 15: J Dalton Petty Officer 1st

To Motor Launch 3: H.J. Shaw Chief Stoker

To Motor Launch 2: L. R. Wilton Chief Stoker

To Motor Launch 16: A.Holt Chief Stoker - J Freeney Stoker Royal Navy Reserve:

To Motor Launch 6: E. Medland Royal Navy Reserve Trawler Section

To Motor Launch 15: R. Southerland Royal Navy Reserve Trawler Section

To Motor Launch 17: T. Marsh Chief Stoker - A. Roberts Petty Officer 1st

To Hospital: J Phillips Royal Navy Reserve Trawler Section - H. McDonald Stoker Royal Navy Reserve


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26 August 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books Correct

9:30am: Hands cleaning ship

11:30am: Hospital Ship VITA passed up

12:00pm: Signal Books Correct

12:30pm: Piped Down – Watch employed taking in sand

2:30pm: HMS GNAT left

4:00pm: Signal Books Correct

4:30pm: Cleared up decks

5:00pm: Evening Quarters – Liberty to one Watch of Naval Ratings

7:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books Correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books Correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 27 tins Milk being unfit for use.


AM – Joined

From Sick Mess: J Turney

From Bombay: H Lawther Engineering Lieutenant Royal Navy Reserve


AM – Discharged

To GREENFLY via GNAT: Elliot Engine Room Artificer


PM – Discharged

To Hired Transport PENTACOTTA: Trawler Section Gammon Officer’s Steward II


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27 August 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

6:50am: Church of England Church party left ship

7:30am: Roman Catholic Church party left ship

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books Correct

8:30am: Church parties returned

9:45am: Divisions – Liberty to Watch of Lascars & Stokers

10:10am: Hospital Ship VITA passed down

12:00pm: Signal Books Correct - Issued Quinine to Ship’s company

1:30pm: Hospital Ship VARELA arrived

1:35pm: Hospital Ship ERINPURA arrived

4:00pm: Signal Books Correct

4:30pm: Cleared up decks

5:00pm: Leave to Naval Ratings

5:45pm: Hands preparing to coal ship

7:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books Correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books Correct


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28 August 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hospital Ship VARELA passed down

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Sanding deck ready to coal ship

7:05am: Coal lighters came alongside

7:30am: Commenced coaling ship

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books Correct

9:00am: Hands fitting new whips for lower boom topping lifts – fitting gangway side ladder & holystoning decks

11:30am: Hospital Ship VITA passed up

12:00pm: Signal Books Correct – Working party to transfer stores from Motor Launch 7 & 13 to GNAT

12:30pm: Piped Down

3:00pm: Received 150 tons Welsh coal

4:00pm: Signal Books Correct

4:20pm: Finished coaling – hands cleaning ship, washing decks

5:00pm: Liberty to one Watch of Naval Ratings

7:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books Correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books Correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 63 tins Milk being unfit for use.


AM – Joined

From 22 Mess: W White, Able Seaman

From 3 Mess: J Barley Royal Navy Reserve Trawler Section


AM – Discharged

TO Royal Navy Depot, 22 Mess: J Barley Royal Navy Reserve Trawler Section


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: W White, Able Seaman – T Thornton, Shipwright – No. 14A Sheik Esack Amin, Lascar 1st Class

To 6 Mess: H Hopkins Stoker Royal Navy Reserve

To 10 Mess: J Donegan Royal Navy Reserve Trawler Section


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29 August 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands – GNAT left downriver

6:00am: Morning Routine – scrubbed awnings

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books Correct

9:30am: Divisions – hands taking in stores from Motor Launch & cleaning ship’s side

12:00pm: Signal Books Correct

12:30pm: Piped Down – GNAT arrived

1:00pm: Watch cleaning pontoon float and as required

2:30pm: HMS GNAT left

4:00pm: Signal Books Correct

4:30pm: Cleared up decks

5:00pm: Evening Quarters – Liberty to Naval Ratings

7:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books Correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books Correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 14 tins Milk being unfit for use.


AM – Discharged –

TO IMOGENE: D Southerland, Able Seaman


PM – Joined

From Hospital: J Whitehead, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve - T Tyler Royal Navy Reserve Trawler Section - J Golden, Stoker

From Cells: H Hopkins, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve - J Donegan Royal Navy Reserve Trawler Section


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30 August 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands scrubbing awnings & coaling screens – Hospital Ship VITA passed down

6:00am: Cleaning ship

6:40am: Hospital Ship SICILIA passed up

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books Correct

9:30am: Divisions - Hands cleaning ship’s side & washing Main Deck

12:00pm: Signal Books Correct

12:30pm: Piped Down

4:00pm: Signal Books Correct

4:30pm: Cleared up decks

5:00pm: Evening Quarters – Leave to Watch of Naval Ratings

7:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books Correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books Correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 8 tins Milk being unfit for use.


AM – Joined

From Motor Launch Depot: H Widger, Engine Room Artificer

From FRANZ FERDINAND: GW Harrison, Able Seaman Royal Navy Reserve


AM – Discharged

TO S Mess: H Widger, Engine Room Artificer - GW Harrison Able Seaman Royal Navy Reserve

To Motor Launch 10: J Whitehead - T Tyler Royal Navy Reserve Trawler Section

PM - Discharged

To Hospital: H Widger, Engine Room Artificer - PW Harrison, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve

To Motor Launch 11: J W Whitfield, Stoker


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31 August 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:05am: Hospital Ship SYRIA passed down

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books Correct

9:30am: Divisions - Hands cleaning ship

11:00am: Drew Three Thousand Rupees from the Field treasury

12:00pm: Signal Books Correct – Issued Quinine to ship’s company

12:30pm: Piped Down

3:30pm:

4:00pm: Signal Books Correct

4:30pm: Cleared up decks

5:00pm: Evening Quarters – Leave to Watch of Naval Ratings

7:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books Correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books Correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 19 tins Milk being unfit for use.


AM – Joined

From Motor Launch Depot: M. McMillan, Able Seaman

From 5 Mess: T. Jackson, Petty Officer 1st

From 4 Mess: T Golden, Stoker – J Tunney, Royal Navy Reserve Trawler Section

From 10 Mess: J Donegan Royal Navy Reserve Trawler Section

PM - Discharged

To Shore Sentry: T Jackson, Petty Officer 1st – J Golden, Stoker – J Tarney, Royal Navy Reserve Trawler Section – H Hopkins, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve – J Donegan Royal Navy Reserve Trawler Section

To Hospital: J Orman, Leading Seaman – Dullah Hammed, Seedie

Top 6 Mess: M McMillan, Able Seaman Royal Navy Reserve

To SS EGRA: C Ray, Engineer Royal Navy Reserve Trawler Section – E Cliorum Royal Navy Reserve Trawler Section – A Campbell, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve Trawler Section – G Bailey Royal Navy Reserve Trawler Section – C Woodward Chief Petty Officer – C Sell, Chief Stoker – R Apps, Chief Stoker – H Farmer Leading Hand Royal Navy Reserve Trawler Section – G Kelly, Able Seaman Royal Navy Reserve – J Ramsey, 2nd Hand



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LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1916


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1 September 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

6:45am: IMOGENE shifted billet

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books Correct

9:30am: Divisions - Hands cleaning out fresh water tank on fore troop deck & paint work on Main Deck – fitting man ropes to Port after gangway

11:00am: Paid ship’s company for full month of August – Muster by Open List

12:00pm: Signal Books Correct

12:30pm: Piped Down

4:00pm: Signal Books Correct

4:30pm: Cleared up decks – Naval Ratings mustered for Monthly payment

5:00pm: Evening Quarters – Leave to Watch of Naval Ratings

5:40pm: Hospital Ship SICILIA passed up

7:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books Correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books Correct


AM – Joined

From Motor Launch 20: A Murray Royal Naval Reserve Trawler Section


AM – Discharged

TO Shore: Habib, Seedie


PM – Joined

From Motor Launch 16: J Brophy, Trimmer

From Motor Launch 20: T Gardner, Royal Naval Reserve Trawler Section

From Motor Launch 9: G Skelly, Trimmer


PM – Discharged

To Hospital: No. 2053 Sieker Merya, Stoker – No. 2008 Handoo Alefkhan



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2 September 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books Correct

9:30am: Saturday Morning Routine & cleaning fresh water tank on after troop deck. Taking in stores from Motor Launch 13

12:00pm: Signal Books Correct

12:30pm: Piped Down

2:20pm: Hospital Ship SICILIA passed down

4:00pm: Signal Books Correct

4:30pm: Cleared up decks

5:00pm: Evening Quarters – Leave to Watch of Naval Ratings

7:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books Correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books Correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 28 tins Milk being unfit for use. – Lost overboard by accident at night lantern, tin, one in No.


AM – Joined

From ALERT: L Scott, Stoker – A Turner, Able Seaman

From GNAT: M. Ford, Chief petty Officer


AM – Discharged

TO Patrol 24 for Motor Launch 12: L Golden, Stoker

TO Patrol 24 for Motor Launch 6: H Hopkins Stoker Royal Naval Reserve

TO Patrol 24 for Motor Launch 1: J Donegan Royal Naval Reserve Trawler Section


PM – Joined

From GNAT: W Tweeddle, Able Seaman


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: M McMilan, Seaman Royal Naval Reserve – J Shelly, Trimmer – J Brophy, Trimmer – J Gardner, Trimmer – J A Stevens, Carpenter’s Crew


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3 September 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:15am: GNAT left up river

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

6:45am: Church of England party landed

7:30am: Roman Catholic Church party landed

7:55am: Hospital Ship VARSOVA passed up river

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books Correct

8:30am: Church parties returned

9:45am: Divisions – Piped down – Liberty to some Lascars & Stokers

12:00pm: Signal Books Correct – Issued Quinine to ship’s company

12:30pm: Piped Down

4:00pm: Signal Books Correct

4:30pm: Cleared up decks

5:00pm: Evening Quarters – Leave to Watch of Naval Ratings

6:25pm: Hospital Ship VARSOVA passed down river

7:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books Correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books Correct


PM – Joined

From Motor Launch 8: S Kent, Chief Stoker

From Hospital: C Healey, Officer’s Cook


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4 September 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books Correct

9:30am: Divisions – Exercised Fire Quarters – Hands taking in provisions from Motor Launch 13 – removing Paymaster’s & other stores to Depot & hoisting steam whaler

12:00pm: Signal Books Correct

12:30pm: Piped Down

4:00pm: Signal Books Correct

4:30pm: Cleared up decks

5:00pm: Evening Quarters – Leave to Watch of Naval Ratings

5:25pm: GNAT arrived

7:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books Correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books Correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 28 tins Milk being unfit for use.


PM - Discharged

To SS CHILKA: C Healey, Officer’s Cook

To Hospital: J Sheehan, Able Seaman – Abdi Adam, Seedie – Mahomed Fara, Seedie – Usman Mahomed, Seedie


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5 September 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books Correct

9:30am: Divisions - Hands hoisting & cleaning dinghy, fitting gangway ladder, painting outside whaler & steam whaler

12:00pm: Signal Books Correct

12:10pm: Hospital Ship VARSOVA passed up

12:30pm: Piped Down

3:00pm: GNAT left up river

4:00pm: Signal Books Correct

4:30pm: Cleared up decks

5:00pm: Evening Quarters – Leave to Watch of Naval Ratings

7:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books Correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books Correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 12 tins Milk being unfit for use.


AM – Joined

From 20 Mess Motor Launch Depot: E Grey, Stoker Royal Naval Reserve

From Hospital: T Roe, Chief Engine Room Artificer


AM – Discharged

TO GNAT: W Tweeddle, Able Seaman


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6 September 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:30am: Hospital Ship VARSOVA passed down river

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books Correct

9:00am: GNAT passed down river

9:30am: Divisions - Hands painting outside of whaler, Scraping & chipping ship’s side, port side forward

12:00pm: Signal Books Correct

12:30pm: Piped Down

4:00pm: Signal Books Correct

4:30pm: Cleared up decks

5:00pm: Evening Quarters – Leave to Watch of Naval Ratings

7:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books Correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books Correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 16 tins Milk and 1 tin salmon being unfit for use.


AM – Discharged

TO Motor Launch 8: S Kent Chief Stoker


PM – Joined

From Motor Launch 8: R Heaney, Stoker Royal Naval Reserve

From Hospital: G W Harrison, Able Seaman Royal Naval Reserve – H Widger, Engine Room Artificer – W White, Able Seaman


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: Hassan Yousef, Seedie


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7 September 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books Correct

9:30am: Divisions - Hands measuring wire rope, side party scraping & red leading water line, working party with ship’s steward & repairing canvas gear

12:00pm: Signal Books Correct – Issued Quinine to ship’s company

12:30pm: Piped Down

4:00pm: Signal Books Correct

4:30pm: Cleared up decks

5:00pm: Evening Quarters – Leave to Watch of Naval Ratings

7:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books Correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books Correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 32 tins Milk being unfit for use.


AM – Joined

From Motor Launch Depot: A Murray Royal Naval Reserve Trawler Section


AM – Discharged

TO Sick Mess: A Murray Royal Naval Reserve Trawler Section


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: A Murray, Royal Naval Reserve Trawler Section – R Jeaney, Stoker Royal Naval Reserve – Hassan Mahomed, Seedie – No. 1200 Rahmet Gazin, Stoker


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8 September 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books Correct

9:00am: Royal Indian Marine SARASVATI proceeded to sea

9:30am: Divisions - Hands working party in Royal Navy Depot repairing canvas gear & cleaning lower booms

12:00pm: Signal Books Correct

12:30pm: Piped Down

1:25pm: Hospital Ship SYRIA passed up

4:00pm: Signal Books Correct

4:30pm: Cleared up decks

5:00pm: Evening Quarters – Leave to Watch of Naval Ratings

7:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books Correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books Correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 20 tins Milk being unfit for use.

11:30pm: Reported fire at Tanooma

11:36pm: Fire party left ship


12:25am: Fire party returned


AM – Joined

Draft from England in SS CHILKA: 1 Ship’s Steward – 12 Ordinary Seamen – 14 Stoker Royal Naval Reserve – 1 Stoker – 1 Trimmer – 6 Carpenter’s crew – 1 Petty Officer 1st – 1 Able Seaman – 2 Chief Engine Room Artificer – 6 Engine Room Artificer


Sub Lieutenant F.W. Augell Royal Indian Marine having been invalided to England left for Bombay by Hospital Ship OXFORDSHIRE


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9 September 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books Correct

9:10am: Hospital Ship SYRIA passed down

10:25am: GNAT arrived (up)

9:30am: Saturday Routine

12:00pm: Signal Books Correct

12:30pm: Piped Down

4:00pm: Signal Books Correct

4:26pm: Hospital Ship VARSOVA passed up

4:30pm: Cleared up decks

5:00pm: Evening Quarters – Leave to Watch of Naval Ratings

7:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books Correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books Correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 32 tins Milk being unfit for use.


AM – Joined

From ALERT: A J Roberts Chief Petty Officer

From Motor Launch 15: R Southerland, Trimmer

From GNAT: W Ruydll, Officer’s Steward 1st – A Taylor, Cook 1st – J W Parkins, Steward 2nd – J Drewill, Steward 2nd – F H Kemp, Steward 1st

From Motor Launch Depot: H Widger, Engine Room Artificer

From Hospital: No. 14a Sheik Josepck Amin, Lascar 1st


PM – Joined

From Motor Launch 8: W Lister, Deck Hand

From Hospital: J Brophy, Trimmer


PM - Discharged

To ALERT: Stoker Royal Naval Reserve – J Curran, P Doyle – C Cassidy – R Bulmar – W Evans – T H Hughes – DB Thomas – LM Wort, Telegrapher

To Hospital: R Southerland, Trimmer – E Waite, Able Seaman – A J Roberts, Chief Petty Officer

To GNAT: Ordinary Seamen – W Gibson – C Weller – H Harley – A Avaub

To GNAT for BUTTERFLY: J Pinkard, Engine Room Artificer

To GNAT for CRANEFLY: E Alford, Carpenter’s Crew

To GNAT for GREENFLY: H A Wright, Stoker


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10 September 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: GNAT left up river

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

6:20am: Hospital Ship VARSOVA left

6:40am: Church of England party landed

7:40am: Roman Catholic Church party landed

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books Correct

8:30am: Church parties returned

9:30am: Divisions - Hands cleaning ship

10:30am: Liberty to one Watch of Lascars and Stokers

12:00pm: Signal Books Correct – Issued Quinine to ship’s company

12:30pm: Piped Down

4:00pm: Signal Books Correct

4:30pm: Cleared up decks

5:00pm: Evening Quarters – Leave to Watch of Naval Ratings

7:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:25pm: GNAT arrived (down)

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books Correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books Correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 20 tins Milk being unfit for use.


AM – Joined

From GNAT: R W Gettings, Able Seaman

From Hospital: Usman Mahmeed, Seedie – Abdi Adam, Seedie


PM - Discharged

To ODIN: F Woodcock Engine Room Artificer

To Hospital: H Stiles, Stoker Petty Officer – M Hussay, Able Seaman – R Gettings, Able Seaman – E Magg, Carpenter’s Crew

To GNAT: W McGluckin, Stoker


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11 September 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books Correct

9:30am: Divisions - Hands cleaning ship

12:00pm: Signal Books Correct

12:20pm: Hospital Ship VARELA passed up

12:30pm: Piped Down

1:55pm: Hospital Ship SYRIA passed up

4:00pm: Signal Books Correct

4:30pm: Cleared up decks

5:00pm: Evening Quarters – Leave to Watch of Naval Ratings

7:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books Correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books Correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 20 tins Milk being unfit for use.


AM – Joined

From 5 Mess: H Warren, Cooper


PM – Joined

From Hospital: E Beasey, Stoker – W H Stons, Able Seaman


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: G Oliver, Engine Room Artificer – AB Ricketts, 2nd Writer – Jumbo Mabrook, Seedie


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12 September 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands – Hospital Ship VARELA passed down

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books Correct

9:10am: Divisions - Hands fitting coir fenders, canvas for top of Chart House, scraping & red leading ship’s side. Repairing canvas gear

12:00pm: Signal Books Correct

12:30pm: Piped Down

4:00pm: Signal Books Correct

4:30pm: Cleared up decks

5:00pm: Evening Quarters – Leave to Watch of Naval Ratings – Hospital Ship VITA passed up

7:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books Correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books Correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 32 tins Milk being unfit for use.


AM – Joined

From Hospital: Hassan Mahomed


PM – Joined

From Hospital: A.J. Orman, Leading Seaman - S. Gardner Trimmer


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: F.H. Skinner Leading Stoker

To Motor Launch 8: W.G. Evans Stoker Royal Navy Reserve


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13 September 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

5:50am: Hospital Ship VITA passed down

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books Correct

9:10am: Divisions - Hands painting outside 2nd Cutter. Cleaning spare steam cutter. Fitting canvas for top of chart house scraping & red leading ships side

12:00pm: Signal Books Correct

12:30pm: Piped Down – Liberty to Watch of Lascars

4:00pm: Signal Books Correct

4:30pm: Cleared up decks

5:00pm: Evening Quarters – Leave to Watch of Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Hospital Ship VARELA passed up

7:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books Correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books Correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 44 tins Milk being unfit for use.


AM – Joined

From ALERT: F. Litchfield, Stoker Royal Fleet Reserve - F. Peafold, Stoker Armourer’s Crew - H. Cook, Stoker Hostilities – P. Phillips Stoker, Hostilities - H. Maltein, Stoker Armourer’s Crew

From S.S. WESTBOROUGH: W. Heatti, Petty Officer 1st


PM – Joined

From IMOGENE: S. Haudeock Leading Seaman

From Hospital: Hassan Yousif, Seedie


PM - Discharged

To Motor Launch 8: T. Jackson, Petty Officer 1st

To IMOGENE: J. Liddle, Able Seaman Royal Navy Depot


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14 September 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

5:55am: Hospital Ship VARELA passed down

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books Correct

9:30am: Divisions - Hands getting up provisions from No. 2 hold. Fitting canvas for top of Chart House, scraping and red leading ship’s side – painting inside No. 2 Cutter

12:00pm: Signal Books Correct

12:30pm: Piped Down

4:00pm: Signal Books Correct

4:30pm: Cleared up decks

5:00pm: Evening Quarters – Leave to Watch of Naval Ratings

7:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books Correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books Correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 24 tins Milk being unfit for use.


AM – Joined

From Motor Launch 14: G. LAWRENCE, Seaman Royal Navy Reserve Trawler Section

From Motor Launch 19: A. Murray, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve

From Hospital: W.C. Carson, Surgeon

From FRANZ FERDINAND: W. Brown, Carpenter


PM – Joined

From ODIN: E. Chester, Stoker

From 6 Mess: E. Grey, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve


PM - Discharged

To Motor Launch Depot – 20 Mess: E. Grey, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve

To ODIN: M. Conway, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve

To Hospital: J. Thompson, Leading Seaman Royal Navy Reserve


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15 September 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books Correct

9:10am: Divisions - Hands scraping & red leading ship’s side

11:00am: Lost overboard by accident chipping hammer One in number

12:00pm: Signal Books Correct

12:30pm: Piped Down

4:00pm: Signal Books Correct

4:30pm: Cleared up decks

5:00pm: Evening Quarters – Leave to Watch of Naval Ratings

5:15pm: Hospital Ship VARELA passed up

7:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books Correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books Correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 40 tins Milk being unfit for use.


AM – Joined

From IMOGENE: HC Cooper, Leading Seaman

From No. 10: G LAWRENCE, Leading Seaman Royal Navy Reserve

From FRANZ FERDINAND: P J O'Connor, Chief Gunner


PM – Joined

From Hospital: A J Roberts, Chief Petty Officer:


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: G LAWRENCE, Leading Seaman Royal Navy Reserve – E Beasley, Stoker Royal Naval Reserve


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16 September 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books Correct

9:30am: Hands cleaning ship

12:00pm: Signal Books Correct

12:30pm: Piped Down

4:00pm: Signal Books Correct

4:30pm: Cleared up decks

4:35pm: Hospital Ship VARELA passed down

5:00pm: Evening Quarters – Leave to Watch of Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Lost overboard by accident at nighttime – Lanterns, Hand, Tin, Complete one in No.

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books Correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books Correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 24 tins Milk being unfit for use.


AM – Joined

From 22 Mess: SM Crawford, Able Seaman

From GNAT: J H Heresis. Able Seaman

From SS DWARKA: JM Palmer, Lieutenant


AM – Discharged

TO Motor Launch 16: T Gardner, Trimmer


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: WC Carson, Surgeon


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17 September 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

6:40am: Church of England Church parties landed

7:25am: Roman Catholic Church parties landed

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books Correct

8:15am: Church parties returned

9:45am: Divisions - Hands cleaning ship

10:00am: Liberty to Watch of Lascars & Stokers

12:00pm: Signal Books Correct

1:00pm: Issued Quinine to British Ratings

1:35pm: FLYCATCHER arrived

2:00pm: Issued Quinine to Native Ratings

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Signal Books Correct

4:45pm: Evening Quarters – Leave to Watch of Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books Correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books Correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 12 tins Milk being unfit for use.


AM – Joined

From Sick Mess: S Crawford, Able Seaman


PM – Joined

From FLYCATCHER: T Andrews, Deck Hand - G Sharke, Chief Stoker

From BUTTERFLY: W T Thomas, Engine Room Artificer


PM - Discharged

To SS EKMA: M Ford Chief Petty Officer - L Winder, Carpenter’s Crew - J R Treameer, Petty Officer 1st - F Wiltshire, Trimmer - W Lister, Deck Hand - J Brophy, Trimmer - J Drewelt, Officer’s Steward 3 - J Parkin, Officer’s Steward 2 - F H Kemp, Officer’s Steward 1 – WT Phyall, Officer’s Cook 1 – No. 33 Sheik Mahamud Ebram, Lascar – No. 34 Ebram Bawa, Lascar

To FLYCATCHER for CRANEFLY: W Heath, Petty Officer 1st

To FLYCATCHER for TARANTULA: J Bain, Signalman


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18 September 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands - FLYCATCHER left for up river

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books Correct

8:30am: Working party of Naval Ratings to Depot

9:10am: Divisions - Hands overhauling ship’s sails & canvas gear & touching up ship’s side

12:00pm: Signal Books Correct

12:30pm: Piped Down

2:00pm: Liberty Watch of Native Ratings

4:00pm: Signal Books Correct

4:30pm: Cleared up decks

5:00pm: Evening Quarters – Leave to Watch of Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books Correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books Correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 44 tins Milk being unfit for use.


AM – Joined

From Motor Launch 8: C Porter, Trimmer

From FLYCATCHER: H Matthews, Leading Seaman


PM – Joined

From Hospital: M Hussey, Able Seaman – A Murray, Trimmer


PM - Discharged

To Motor Launch 3: J Turney, Stoker Royal Naval Reserve


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19 September 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books Correct

8:30am: Working party of Naval Ratings to Depot

9:10am: Divisions - Hands cleaning, scraping & painting officers' bath & hospital bath & ships side & repairing canvas gear

11:00am: Lost overboard by accident 1 chipping hammer & 1 three-cornered scraper

12:00pm: Signal Books Correct – Naval Rating working party returned

12:30pm: Piped Down

4:00pm: Signal Books Correct

4:30pm: Cleared up decks

5:00pm: Evening Quarters – Leave to Watch of Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books Correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books Correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 28 tins Milk being unfit for use.


AM – Joined

From ALERT: T.A. Leigh, Petty Officer 1st.


AM – Discharged

TO IMOGENE: H. Cooper, Leading Seaman Royal Fleet Reserve

To GNAT: G. Stevens, Able Seaman to GNAT


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: T.A. Leigh, Petty Officer 1st

To SAWFLY: T.W. Thomas, Engine Room Artificer

To Motor Launch 3: A. Murray, Trimmer


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20 September 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books Correct - Hospital Ship ELLORA passed down river – Working party of Naval Ratings to Depot

9:10am: Divisions - Hands red leading Officers’ & Hospital baths. Touching up ship’s side, refitting steam cutter’s awning & repairing canvas gear

12:00pm: Signal Books Correct – Working party returned – Hospital Ship SICILIA passed down

12:30pm: Piped Down

1:12pm: FLYCATCHER arrived

4:00pm: Signal Books Correct

4:20pm: FLYCATCHER proceeded to oil

4:30pm: Cleared up decks

5:00pm: Evening Quarters – Leave to Watch of Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books Correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books Correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 28 tins Milk being unfit for use.


AM – Joined

From 6 Mess: J J Storey, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: EH Humphreys, Lieutenant Royal Navy Reserve


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21 September 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books Correct – Naval Ratings Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions - Hands painting out Officers’ bath, repairing searchlight, repairing canvas gear & scraping after bilges

12:00pm: Signal Books Correct – Working party from Depot returned

12:30pm: Piped Down

1:00pm: Issued Quinine to Naval Ratings

2:00pm: Issued Quinine to Native Crew

4:00pm: Signal Books Correct

4:30pm: Cleared up decks

5:00pm: Evening Quarters – Leave to Watch of Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books Correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books Correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 24 tins Milk being unfit for use.


AM – Joined

From 1 Mess: T R Evans, Ship’s Steward

From 6 Mess: D Hardy, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve

From 8 Mess: C Porter, Trimmer

From BUTTERFLY: E D Davies, Sub Lieutenant Royal Navy Reserve


AM – Discharged

TO 6 Mess: C Porter, Trimmer


PM – Joined

From Hospital: J Thompson, Leading Seaman - J Cox, Trimmer - E Beasley, Stoker - G LAWRENCE, Leading Deck Hand


PM - Discharged

To FLYCATCHER: A G Hopkins, Engine Room Artificer - T Andrews, Seaman Royal Navy Reserve - H Cook, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve

To Hospital: S R Evans, Ship’s Steward - W Yausif, Seedie

To Motor Launch 8: C Porter, Trimmer



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22 September 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:20am: FLYCATCHER with Senior Naval Officer left for up river

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:25am: GNAT left down river

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books Correct – Working party of Naval Ratings to Royal Navy Depot

9:10am: Divisions - Hands fitting steam cutter’s awning, boat’s fenders & chipping & scraping in after bilges

12:00pm: Signal Books Correct – Working party from Naval Depot returned

12:30pm: Piped Down

1:30pm: Working party of Stokers to IMOGENE to assist in coaling ship (3 men)

3:35pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Signal Books Correct - Evening Quarters

4:45pm: Leave to Watch of Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books Correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books Correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 16 tins Milk being unfit for use.


PM – Joined

The following draft of Ratings From England per SS PENTACOTTA vide GVB p139/140 23/9/16. Engine Room Artificer. 5, Able Seaman. 4, Ship Wright. 1, Telegrapher. 1, Petty Officer 1st. 1, Signalman. 1, Stoker Petty Officer. 2, Stoker Royal Fleet Reserve. 2, Leading Seamen. 1, Writer 3rd. 2, Leading Stoker 2.

Stoker Private Class 1. Stokers 14 men lent to PROSERPINE on 21/7/16 returned per SS PENTACOTTA


PM - Discharged

To Motor Launch 3: J Cox, Trimmer

To Hospital: J D Hardy, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve - J J Storey, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve

To Transport Depot: E D Davies, Sub Lieutenant Royal Navy Reserve


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23 September 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books Correct

9:10am: Hands cleaning ship

12:00pm: Signal Books Correct

12:30pm: Piped Down

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books Correct

4:45pm: Leave to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books Correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books Correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 28 tins Milk being unfit for use.


AM – Discharged

TO Royal Indian Marine Depot Basrah: No. 1198 Sheik Hassan Mahamud Kasim, Stoker – No. 1559 Joriff, Stoker


PM – Joined

From Motor Launch 6: F Buresy, Trimmer - E Meadland, Trimmer - R Ralph, Trimmer

From Hospital: F H Skinner, Leading Stoker - A Long, Petty Officer 1st - H Styles, Stoker Petty Officer - Vrentchick, Officers’ Steward

From PASSAGE: H Elliot Able Seaman Royal Navy Reserve


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24 September 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books Correct – Working party of Naval Ratings in Royal Navy Depot

9:45am: Divisions

10:15am: Hospital Ship ELLORA passed down

11:00am: Liberty to Watch of Lascars & Stokers

12:00pm: Signal Books Correct

1:00pm: Issued Quinine to Naval Ratings

2:00pm: Issued Quinine to Native Ratings

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Signal Books Correct

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings – Lascars & Stokers returned

5:00pm: Funeral Party landed to attend funeral of Late Petty Officer Leigh

6:00pm: Funeral party returned - Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books Correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books Correct


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25 September 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books Correct

8:50am: GNAT arrived alongside

9:10am: Divisions - Hands furling Quarterdeck awnings, fitting painter for steam cutter & as requisite

11:00am: GNAT sailed

11:45am: Hospital Ship SICILIA passed down

12:00pm: Signal Books Correct

12:30pm: Piped Down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books Correct

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books Correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books Correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 30 tins of milk and 2 pounds of preserved meat being unfit for use


AM – Joined

From 20 Mess: S Handcock, Leading Seaman



PM – Joined

Sergeant G Walton Mitty, Wireless Telegraphy Operator left for Bombay per SS BASMORA


PM - Discharged

To GNAT: A Long, Petty Officer 1st

To IMOGENE: Vretentchick, Officers’ Steward

To GNAT for FLYCATCHER: D Shake, Chief Stoker

To Sick Mess: S Handcock, Leading Seaman

To TARANTULA: G Chester, Stoker – AF Dewyey, Engine Room Artificer – J Jones, Able Seaman – M Hussey, Able Seaman, T Lewis, Able Seaman – G Gregory, Able Seaman – E Brooks, Able Seaman – J Clayton, Ordinary Seama

To STONEFLY: RC Muir, Engine Room Artificer – S Crawford, Able Seaman

To WATERFLY: P Phillips, Stoker

To GREENFLY: W White, Able Seaman – H Murphy, Able Seaman – F Litshfidh, Stoker

To Hospital: D Handcock, Leading Seaman – T P Hughes, Ordinary Seaman


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26 September 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine – scrubbing awnings

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books Correct

9:10am: Divisions - Hands repairing canvas gear, scaling after bilges, & as requisite. Rigging stage on Quarterdeck

11:15am: Hospital Ship VARSOVA passed down

12:00pm: Signal Books Correct

12:30pm: Piped Down

2:00pm: Hands assisting rigging stage on Quarterdeck

2:25pm: Hospital Ship ELLORA passed up

3:15pm: GNAT arrived

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books Correct

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books Correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books Correct


AM – Joined

From 5 Mess: J. Shallcross, Able Seaman


PM – Joined

From Motor Launch 3: P. Bennett


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: J. Shallcross, Able Seaman


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27 September 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

6:15am: Naval Ratings unrigging stage

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books Correct

9:00am: Persian Gun Boat PERSEPOLIS arrived

9:10am: Divisions - Hands replacing gear on Quarterdeck, painting after bilges & repairing canvas gear

12:00pm: Signal Books Correct

12:30pm: Piped Down

2:40pm: Hospital Ship SICILIA passed up

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books Correct

4:05pm: Hospital Ship VARSOVA passed up

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

6:20pm: FLYCATCHER with Senior Naval Officer arrived from up river

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books Correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books Correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 60 tins Milk being unfit for use.


PM - Discharged

To ODIN: Ebram Skyrone, Engine Room Artificer

To Motor Launch 17: G LAWRENCE, Able Seaman Royal Naval Reserve

To Motor Launch15: R Ralph, Trimmer

To Motor Launch 6: F Brasery, Trimmer

To Motor Launch 7: J Campbell, Leading Seaman


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28 September 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books Correct

9:10am: Divisions - Hands cleaning out after bilges, fitting steam cutter’s awning & repairing canvas gear

9:10am: FLYCATCHER left

9:25am: Hospital Ship VITA passed up

11:20am: Hospital Ship SICILIA passed down

12:00pm: Signal Books Correct

12:30pm: Piped Down

1:00pm: Issued Quinine to Naval Ratings

2:00pm: Issued Quinine to Native Ratings

2:50pm: Royal Indian MarineS JUBA passed down

3:50pm: FLYCATCHER arrived

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books Correct

4:15pm: Hospital Ship ERINPURA passed up

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books Correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books Correct


AM – Joined

From Arnara Hospital: B Cook, Able Seaman Royal Fleet Reserve

From SS BAUDRA: AC Taylor, 1st Writer – CJ Hornbrook, Chief Writer – W Wilson, Deck Hand – A Vincent, Able Seaman – RA Wheut, Stoker – AE Gilbert, Able Seaman – W Melbourne, Leading seaman – C Legg, Ordinary Seaman –

From 23 Mess: W Brown, Ordinary Seaman

From 3 Mess: A J Clayton, Telegrapher

From 6 Mess: A Cooper, Stoker

From Motor Launch 2: J B Cannell Deck Hand

From Hospital Bombay: No. 62 Said Hussein , Said Abdul Kader, Stoker 4th Class for SS BAUDRA


AM – Discharged

TO Passage in FLYCATCHER: J M Palmer, Lieutenant

To Passage in GADFLY: Mahomed Mijaf, Interpreter


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: A.J. Clayton, Telegrapher - A. Cooper, Stoker Royal Fleet Reserve


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29 September 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books Correct

9:10am: Divisions - Hands cleaning out & scaling after bilges, replacing Quarterdeck awning boom, & fitting steam cutter’s awning

10:40am: FLYCATCHER left down river

11:00am: Drew 2200 Rupees from Field Treasury Basrah

12:00pm: Signal Books Correct

12:30pm: Piped Down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books Correct

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books Correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books Correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 12 tins Milk being unfit for use.


AM – Joined

From 5 Mess: W. Brown, Ordinary Seaman

From 22 Mess: H. Matthews, Leading seaman

From GNAT: J. H. Stevens, Able Seaman

From Hospital: J. Sealy, Stoker


PM – Joined

From Hospital: T. Evans, Ship Steward - T.G. Thornton, Shipwright


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: S. Black, Stoker - J.H. Stevens, Able Seaman

Motor Launch Depot: E. Meadland, Trimmer


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30 September 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books Correct

9:10am: Hands cleaning ship

9:15am: FLYCATCHER arrived

12:00pm: Signal Books Correct

2:00pm: Watch cleaning paintwork in Sickbay

2:10pm: GADFLY and GRAYFLY arrived

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books Correct

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books Correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books Correct


AM – Joined

From 20 Mess: J. Mason, Stoker Royal Naval Reserve

From Bombay Hospital: W. Stanley, Stoker Royal Naval Reserve

From 6 Mess: H. Matkin, Stoker

From 22 Mess: C.E. Bishop, Stoker Royal Naval Reserve


AM – Discharged

TO Hospital: A. Neil, Able Seaman - T.A. Andrews, Ordinary Seaman


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: L. Sayers, Shipwright - L. Pailing, Armourer’s Crew - C.E. Bishop, Stoker Royal Naval Reserve - H Matkin, Stoker - J. Mason, Stoker Royal Naval Reserve - P. McGraine, Stoker - H. Matthews, Leading Seaman

To IMOGENE: W. Brown, Ordinary Seaman - F. Penfold, Stoker Royal Naval Reserve - R. G. Whent, Stoker


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LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1916


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1 October 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

6:45am: Church of England parry landed

7:25am: Roman Catholic Church party landed

8:00am: Wells dry – Ship’s Book Correct

8:30am: Church parties returned

9:05am: MAYFLY arrived

9:45am: Divisions – Liberty to Watch of Lascars & Stokers

12:00pm: Ship’s Book Correct

1:00pm: Issued Quinine to Naval Ratings

2:00pm: Issued Quinine to Native Ratings

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Ship’s Book Correct

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Ship’s Book Correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Ship’s Book Correct


AM – Joined

From 20 Mess: S. Roe, Chief Engine Room Artificer - J.H. Bowden, Chief Engine Room Artificer - H. C. Widger, Engine Room Artificer - J.W. Wilson, Engine Room Artificer

From Hospital: E. Grey, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve – E. Mogg, Carpenter’s crew - Juma Mahbrook, Seedie

From BANKURA: J.W. Craggs, Master at Arms

From Passage: A. Baldwin, Chief Artificer Engineer


PM – Joined

From SNAKEFLY: G. Gramball, Stoker

From Hospital: A. Murray, Trimmer

From 24 Mess: H. Widger, Engine Room Artificer


PM - Discharged

To GREENFLY: G. Leahy, Stoker

To GADFLY: W. Starley, Stoker

To GRAYFLY: S. Waite, Able Seaman

To Hospital at Qalet-Saleh: W. Goodwin, Trimmer


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2 October 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

6:25am: IMOGENE left

7:15am: GREENFLY left

7:25am: GADFLY left

8:00am: Wells dry - Ship’s Book Correct

9:10am: Divisions - Hands getting provisions up from No. 2 hold, reeving new steam cutter’s falls, painting out Troop's Hospital

12:00pm: Ship’s Book Correct – paid ship’s company in full for month of September


2:00pm: Watch as in forenoon – Liberty to One Watch of Lascars & Stokers

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Ship’s Book Correct

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

6:15pm: MAYFLY

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Ship’s Book Correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Ship’s Book Correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 12 tins Milk being unfit for use.


AM – Joined

From 20 Mess: F. Gibben, Leading Seaman


AM – Discharged

TO ALERT: E. Phillips, Plumber


PM - Discharged

To Motor Launch 3: A. Murray, Trimmer

To Motor Launch 2: J.B. Cliaund, Deck Hand


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3 October 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry - Ship’s Book Correct

9:10am: Divisions - Hands painting hospital cots, reeving new 1st Cutter falls, scraping after bilges, fitting side curtains to steam cutter’s awning

12:00pm: Ship’s Book Correct – GNAT left for downriver

2:00pm: Watch scraping after bilges and as required

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Ship’s Book Correct

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Ship’s Book Correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Ship’s Book Correct


PM – Joined

From Hospital: G. Oliver, Engine Room Artificer


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: J.G. Gibben, Leading Seaman - W.C. Widger, Engine Room Artificer - A. Murray, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve - J.B. Fernandez, Engine Room Artificer


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4 October 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry - Ship’s Book Correct

9:10am: Divisions - Hands scaling and Painting after bilges, fitting steam cutter’s awning, & disinfecting ship

12:00pm: Ship’s Book Correct

2:00pm: Watch cleaning Main Deck paintwork

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Ship’s Book Correct

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: SNAKEFLY arrived

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Ship’s Book Correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Ship’s Book Correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 20 tins Milk & 2 pounds of preserved meat being unfit for use.


PM – Joined

From Hospital: J.J. Storey, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve


PM - Discharged

To Shore: Seedies Hassan Mahomed - Osman Mahomed - Mahomed Fareh - Mahomed Faye - Saleh Ebrahim - Dwala Ahmed - Derri Alie - Abdi Adam – Said Yusaf - Ebrahim Abdalla


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5 October 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

5:45am: FLYCATCHER left

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry - Ship’s Book Correct

9:10am: Divisions - Hands scrubbing awnings & repairing canvas gear

11:30am: STONEFLY arrived

12:00pm: Ship’s Book Correct

1:00pm: Issued Quinine to Naval Ratings

2:00pm: Watch as in forenoon – Issued Quinine to Native Ratings

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Ship’s Book Correct

4:35pm: Hospital Ship SYRIA passed down

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Ship’s Book Correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Ship’s Book Correct


AM – Joined

From Shore: Seedies Ismail Bisami - Ali Fessa - Adam Derri - Mahomed Ahmed - Ali Agga - Ahmed Yousef - Abdulla Derri - Mahomed Abdee - Ali Hassan


PM – Joined

From Patrol 53: J. Clark, Seaman Royal Navy Reserve - J. McKenzie, Leading Seaman Royal Navy Reserve


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: Mahomed Leban, Seedie


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6 October 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

5:55am: GREENFLY, STONEFLY, & SNAKEFLY left for Abadan

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry - Ship’s Book Correct

9:10am: Divisions - Hands cleaning out after bilges, painting Military Officers cabin No. 3 & scrubbing awnings

12:00pm: Ship’s Book Correct

12:25pm: Hospital Ship VARELA arrived

2:00pm: Watch Re spreading awnings & as required

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Ship’s Book Correct

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Ship’s Book Correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Ship’s Book Correct


PM – Joined

From Patrol 52: FW Baltes, Leading Seaman Royal Navy Reserve – A Hiscock Seaman Royal Navy Reserve

From Patrol 55:W Sutherland, Seaman – J Arthur Seaman

From Patrol 54: S Lewis Seaman – E Parnell, Seaman

From Hospital: L Andrews, Ordinary Seaman – P McGrane, Stoker 1st – L Pailing, Armourer Crew – L Sayer, Shipwright – R Hardy, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve – A Cooper, Stoker Royal Fleet Reserve – S Hancock, Leading Seaman – H Mathews Leading Seaman – A Neil, Able Seaman Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve – T Hughes, Ordinary Seaman

From GNAT: W Forsey, Able Seaman

From MANTIS: W Nedy, Able Sx


PM - Discharged

To Shore: Seedies Khallaf – Hussain Ali – Q Tindal

To SS AMBALLA for HMS JUNO: 12 Seedie Boys – Bert H Cook Able Seaman

To Hospital: No. 14 Esach Amin, Lascar 1st Class


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7 October 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:05am: Exercised Fire Stations

7:55am: Hospital Ship VARELA passed down

8:00am: Wells dry - Ship’s Book Correct

10:00am: Hands cleaning ship

11:50am: HMAL AMINA arrived

12:00pm: Ship’s Book Correct

2:00pm: Watch cleaning ship’s side

3:30pm: RMX NEARCHUS arrived

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Ship’s Book Correct

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry – Ship’s Book Correct

8:05pm: FLYCATCHER arrived

9:00pm: Rounds - Ship’s Book Correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 8 tins Milk being unfit for use.


AM – Joined

From Hospital: H Westan, Able Seaman – H Fuller, Able Seaman

From Alert: G Boatti, Boy Trimmer – H Kewman, Boy Trimmer


PM – Joined

From Hospital: H Matkin, Chief Petty Officer – A Clayton, Telegrapher – CE Bishop, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve

From Motor Launch 7: J Campbell, Leading seaman, Royal Navy Reserve


PM - Discharged

To Alert: AJ Roberts, Chief Petty Officer

To SNAKEFLY: H Westan, Able Seaman – H Fuller, Able Seaman

To Hospital: SG Denny, 2nd Able Seaman – W Farsuj, Stoker


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8 October 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

6:45am: Church of England party landed

7:30am: Roman Catholic party landed

8:00am: Wells dry – Ship’s Book Correct

8:30am: Church parties returned

9:45am: Divisions – Liberty to Lascars

11:00am: Working party Naval Ratings employed transferring stores from Motor Launch 7 to Motor Launch 8

12:00pm: Ship’s Book Correct

2:00pm: Motor Launch 13 took 1 ton of water

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Ship’s Book Correct

4:30pm: FLYCATCHER arrived – Liberty men to shore

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Ship’s Book Correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Ship’s Book Correct


AM – Joined

From 9 Mess: G Oliver, Engine Room Artificer

From Passage: DJ Waddon Martyn, Sub Lieutenant Royal Navy Reserve


AM – Discharged

TO MINER: WB Renfry, Gunner


PM - Discharged

To MINER: RH Davies, Petty Officer

To ALERT: HG Alderwich, Stoker (Lent) – HK Night, Leading Stoker – LA Andrews Ordinary Seaman


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9 October 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds – Ration sheep, one in Number found diseased & body destroyed

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry - Ship’s Book Correct

9:10am: Divisions - Liberty to Watch of Lascars

10:10am: Hospital Ship SYRIA passed down

11:00am: Motor Launch 16 & 17 both took in 1 ton of water

11:55am: Hospital Ship VARDIA passed up

12:00pm: Ship’s Book Correct

2:00pm: Watch as in forenoon – Liberty to one Watch Lascars & Stokers

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Ship’s Book Correct

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:45pm: Cleared up decks

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Ship’s Book Correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Ship’s Book Correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 2 pounds Coffee being unfit for use.


AM – Joined

From Motor Launch 3: A Murray, Trimmer

From 4 Mess: A Ball, Carpenter’s Crew

From 11Mess: SC Gouge, Chief Stoker


PM – Joined

From Hospital: HC Widger, Engine Room Artificer – JB Fanaudez, Engine Room Artificer

From Motor Launch 7: D Stewart, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve – A Wilkinson, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve



PM - Discharged

To SS ARONDA: Leading Seamen Royal Navy Reserve – T Clarke – J McKensie – FW Bates

Seamen Royal Navy Reserve – A Hiscock – WR Sutherland – J Arthur – S Lewis – E Powell

GW Wilson, Engine Room Artificer – H Styles, Senior Petty Officer – W Bicknell, Ordinary Seaman – HF Ayling, Senior Petty Officer – E Gray, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve

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10 October 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

6:35am: FLYCATCHER arrive

7:05am: FLYCATCHER left and proceeded up river

8:00am: Wells dry - Ship’s Book Correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed painting down aloft

12:00pm: Ship’s Book Correct

2:00pm: Hands employed painting down aloft

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Ship’s Book Correct

5:00pm: Liberty men to shore

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Ship’s Book Correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Ship’s Book Correct


AM – Joined

From No. 3 Mess: TP Hughes, Ordinary seaman


AM – Discharged

TO FLYCATCHER for GRAYFLY: GE Booth, Boy Telegrapher


PM – Joined

From Hospital: S Black, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve – Massein, Seedie


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: A Ball, carpenter’s crew – TP Hughes, Ordinary seaman – Seedies: J Meyer – Adam Deriah – AG Massein – Noor Farch


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11 October 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry - Ship’s Book Correct

9:10am: Divisions - Hands employed blacking down aloft, painting masts & Yards, cleaning waterline & after bilge

11:00am: During Quarterly examination of ship’s bottom hole was made in shell plating under magazine

12:00pm: Ship’s Book Correct

1:00pm: Watch employed cementing after bilge

2:30pm: Watch assisting tow of Motor Launch 7 off shore

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Read Warrant No. 9

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Ship’s Book Correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Ship’s Book Correct


AM – Joined

From SS SCINDIA: R Roberts, Petty Officer


PM - Discharged

To Military Depot Quarters Basrah: Franklin Sequeira, Officer Steward 1st Class

To MINER: S Black, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve – WF Savage, Senior Petty Officer


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12 October 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry - Ship’s Book Correct

9:10am: Divisions - Hands employed cleaning after bilges, working on steamboat’s boiler, & on ship’s waterline

12:00pm: Ship’s Book Correct

1:00pm: Issued Quinine to Naval Ratings

2:00pm: Issued Quinine to native Ratings

3:00pm: Watch of Lascars to shore

3:30pm: Hospital Ship BARALA passed up

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Hospital Ship ELORA passed up - Evening Quarters – Ship’s Book Correct

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Ship’s Book Correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Ship’s Book Correct

10:05pm: HMS FLYCATCHER arrived

11:00pm: Destroyed 8 tins milk, 2 pounds coffee, 7 tins tobacco being unfit for use.


AM – Joined

From Motor Launch 6: A Smith, Deckhand

From SS ARANKOLA: RG Robinson


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: Ali Essa, Seedie

To Motor Launch 6: A Smith, Deckhand


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13 October 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry - Ship’s Book Correct

9:10am: Divisions - Hands employed oiling wire hawser, cleaning out tank room, & cementing bilges

12:00pm: Ship’s Book Correct

1:30pm: Hospital Ship VARIDA passed up

2:00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon, & painting out Officers’ cabins

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Ship’s Book Correct

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Ship’s Book Correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Ship’s Book Correct


AM – Joined

From No. 2 Mess: W Burnett, Leading Seaman

From Hospital: EH Humphreys, Lieutenant Royal Navy Reserve


PM – Joined

From Motor Launch 6: R Heslop, Trimmer


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: Ali Ega, Seedie – Ali Hassan, Seedie

To MANTIS: W May, Able Seaman

No. 14 A Sheik Essadr Ami, Lascar 1st – invalided & sent to Bombay.


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14 October 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:00am: Exercised fire Stations

8:00am: Wells dry - Ship’s Book Correct

10:00am: Hands cleaning ship

12:00pm: Ship’s Book Correct

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Ship’s Book Correct

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Ship’s Book Correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Ship’s Book Correct


AM – Joined

From ALERT: E Phillips, Plumber – D Graham, Shipwright 2nd

From Hospital: Juma Myer, Seedie


PM – Joined

From Shore: Autom De Costa, Officer’s Steward – Binidad Durada, Cook


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: Hassan Mahomed, Seedie – Ismail Warsuma, Seedie – R Heslop, Trimmer


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15 October 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

6:40am: Church of England Church party landed

7:30am:Roman Catholic Church party landed

7:40am: Church of England party returned

8:00am: Wells dry – Ship’s Book Correct

8:40am: Roman Catholic party returned

9:45am: Divisions – Liberty to Watch of Lascars

12:00pm: Ship’s Book Correct

1:00pm: Issued Quinine to naval Ratings

2:00pm: Issued Quinine to Native Ratings

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Hospital Ship VARSOVA passed up

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Ship’s Book Correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Ship’s Book Correct


AM – Joined

From Motor Launch 8: J graham, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve

From TRENFELS: LG Miles, Engineer Royal Navy Reserve


PM - Discharged

Said Kerri, Seedie – ‘Broke Out”


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16 October 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry - Ship’s Book Correct

9:10am: Divisions

11:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

12:00pm: Ship’s Book Correct

1:45pm: Hospital Ship VARSOVA passed down

2:00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

2:08pm: MINER passed down

3:00pm: Liberty to Watch of Lascars

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Ship’s Book Correct

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry – Ship’s Book Correct

8:45pm: FLYCATCHER left for up river

9:00pm: Rounds - Ship’s Book Correct


AM – Discharged

TO Hospital: Hajce Abdullah, Seedie – Salim Feroye, Seedie Lindal – Warsuma Abraham, Seedie Lindal


PM – Joined

From Hospital: A Balls, Carpenter’s Crew – Mahomed Leban, Seedie

From MANTIS: AM Greig, Chief Engineer – LH Aitkin, Sick Berth Attendant - MT Montgomery, Able Seaman

20 MESS: H Mathews, Senior Seaman


PM - Discharged

To FLYCATCHER for DRAGONFLY: HF Newman, Boy telegrapher

To FLYCATCHER for GRAYFLY: RL Roberts, Petty Officer

To Hospital: Seedies Ahmed Yonsif, Ahmed Hassan, Ali Hazi – J Graham, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve


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17 October 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry - Ship’s Book Correct

9:10am: Divisions - Hands employed scrubbing & repairing awnings

9:17am: Hospital Ship VITA passed up

12:00pm: Ship’s Book Correct

2:00pm: Hands preparing ship for coaling

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Ship’s Book Correct

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Ship’s Book Correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Ship’s Book Correct


AM – Joined

From 20 Mess: DG Phillips, Trimmer


PM – Joined

From Hospital: Seedie Ali Essa, Adam Deriah, Moor Farah – W Tallent, Able Seaman


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: JD Phillips, Trimmer – A Greig, Chief Engine Room Artificer – No. 5 Sheik Ali Ebrahim, Stoker 2nd

To Bombay: No. 6 A Sheik Ali Essach Sukhani – discharged time expired


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18 October 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine – Sanding decks for coaling

6:20am: VITA passed down

7:40am: Coal lighters made fast alongside

8:00am: Wells dry - Ship’s Book Correct

8:10am: Commenced coaling

9:15am: VARSOVA passed up

9:30am: Liberty to Watch of Lascars

10:00am: Hands employed holystoning decks & cleaning out water tanks

12:00pm: Ship’s Book Correct

2:00pm: Received 130 tons Welsh Coal - Hands employed as in forenoon – One earthenware broken by accident whilst coaling

3:20pm: Finished coaling – commenced washing down

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Ship’s Book Correct

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned - HMS MINER arrived from down river

8:00pm: Wells dry - Ship’s Book Correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Ship’s Book Correct


AM – Joined

From ALERT: P Kennedy, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve

From 6 Mess: W Montgomery, Able Seaman Royal Fleet Reserve


PM – Joined

From Hospital Transport CHAKDINA: FX Dias, General Mess Servant


PM - Discharged

To ALERT: G Fisher, Engine Room Artificer

To Hospital: AR Bruce Petty Officer Telegrapher – P Kennedy, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve


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19 October 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Ship’s Book Correct – Hospital Ship VARSOVA passes down

8:55am: HMS MANTIS arrived

9:10am: Hospital Ship ERINPURA passed up

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed repairing awnings & cleaning paintwork on Main Deck

12:00pm: Ship’s Book Correct

2:00pm:

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Ship’s Book Correct

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Ship’s Book Correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Ship’s Book Correct


AM – Joined

From Hospital: Ali Eqa, Seedie – Ismail Waranma, Seedie

From SS SCINDIA: W Nosworthy, Chief Stoker – G Rees,Chief Stoker – GF Perry, Chief Stoker – J Jarvics, Stoker Petty Officer – W Prayle, Leading Stoker –A Huntley, Able Seaman – P Packer, Leading Stoker


AM – Discharged

TO MANTIS: LH Aitken, Sick Berth Attendant


PM - Discharged

To MANTIS for GADFLY: RG Robinson, Petty Officer

To MANTIS for DRAGONFLY: AJ Vincent, Able Seaman – D Hancock, Leading Seaman – HG Matkin, Stoker – P McGrane, Stoker – S Evans Able Seaman ––

To MANTIS for MOTH: W Lallent, Able Seaman

To MANTIS for TARANTULA: J Prentice, Chief Engine Room Artificer


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20 October 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry - Ship’s Book Correct

9:10am: Divisions - Hands cleaning ship

9:30am: Liberty to Watch of Lascars

11:00am: Hands employed cleaning water tanks & as requisite. Cleaning & painting steam cutter

12:00pm: Ship’s Book Correct

1:00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

2:00pm: Liberty to Native Ratings

2:15pm: HMS MANTIS proceeded up river

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Ship’s Book Correct

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Ship’s Book Correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Ship’s Book Correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 6 tins of Milk and 1 tin of Tobacco being unfit for use.


AM – Joined

From FLYCATCHER: T Andrews, Seaman Royal Navy Reserve

From Shore: Abdulh Ali, Seedie


AM – Discharged

TO MANTIS: A Hanratty, Able Seaman


PM – Joined

From 3 Hospital: T Buckley, Trimmer


PM - Discharged

To SS BARALA for JUNO: P Packer, leading Stoker


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21 October 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:00am: Exercised Fire Stations

7:55am: Hospital Ship ERINPURA passed down

8:00am: Wells dry – Ship’s Book Correct

9:25am: HMS MINER arrived

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

12:00pm: Ship’s Book Correct

2:00pm: Hands employed cleaning paintwork & cementing water tanks

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Ship’s Book Correct – HMS MINER left for downriver

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Ship’s Book Correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Ship’s Book Correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 2 tins of Milk and 1 tin of Tobacco being unfit for use.


AM – Joined

From ALERT: FC Smith, Ordinary Seaman

From Motor Launch 17: G LAWRENCE, 2nd Hand


PM – Joined

From MINER: WT Montgomery, Able Seaman – D McDonald, Able Seaman Royal Navy Reserve

From Motor Launch 3: WE Evans, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve

From FLYCATCHER: T Craythorn, Able Seaman – C Robertson, Able Seaman

From Hospital: Ali Hassan, Seedie


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: J McCaw, Engine Room Artificer – D Graham, Shipwright 2nd – J Clark, Able Seaman – T Andrews, Seaman Royal Navy Reserve


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22 October 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

6:35am: Church of England party landed

7:55am: Church party returned

8:00am: Wells dry - Ship’s Book Correct

9:45am: Divisions

10:30am: Liberty to Native Ratings

12:00pm: Ship’s Book Correct

1:00pm: Quinine issued to Naval Ratings

2:00pm: Quinine issued to Native Ratings

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Ship’s Book Correct

4:30pm: NativeLiberty men returned

5:00pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings - HMS LAWRENCE arrived

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Ship’s Book Correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Ship’s Book Correct


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23 October 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry - Ship’s Book Correct

9:10am: Divisions

9:25am: HMS MINER arrived

10:00am: Hands cleaning ship’s side

12:00pm: Ship’s Book Correct

2:00pm: Liberty to Watch of Lascars – Hands Piped Down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Ship’s Book Correct

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:40pm: HMS MINER left for Abadan

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Ship’s Book Correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Ship’s Book Correct


AM – Joined

From Hospital: No. 54 Sheik Ebrahim, Stoker 2nd Class


AM – Discharged

TO FLYCATCHER: T Craythorn, Able Seaman – C Robertson, Able Seaman


PM – Joined

From Hospital: Seedies Salim Teroze – Ahmed Yousef – Warsuma Abraham – Ali Haji


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24 October 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry - Ship’s Book Correct

9:10am: Divisions

9:50am: HMS FLYCATCHER proceeded up river

10:00am: Hands employed painting ship’s side & as requisite

12:00pm: Ship’s Book Correct

2:00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

2:20pm: Hospital Ship ERINPURA passed up

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Ship’s Book Correct

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry – Ship’s Book Correct

8:30pm: HMS FLYCATCHER arrived

9:00pm: Rounds - Ship’s Book Correct


AM – Joined

From Mess 2: HR Morgan Ordinary Seaman


PM – Joined

From SS TORILLA: J Grayson, Signalman - F Kelly Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: WG Cox, Ordinary Seaman


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25 October 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry - Ship’s Book Correct

9:10am: Divisions

9:50am: HMS MANTIS arrived

10:00am: Hands employed painting on upper deck & on water line

10:50am: Hospital Ship ERINPURA passed down

12:00pm: Ship’s Book Correct

2:00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon & discharging stores from Motor Launch 13

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Ship’s Book Correct

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Ship’s Book Correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Ship’s Book Correct


AM – Joined

From ALERT: GA Garnham, Stoker Petty Officer – W Howells Corporal Royal Engineer


PM – Joined

From MANTIS: CS Simpson, Engine Room Artificer

From Hospital: JD Phillips, Trimmer


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: GA Garnham Stoker Petty Officer – W Howells, Corporal Royal Engineer


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26 October 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry - Ship’s Book Correct

9:10am: Divisions

9:30am: Watch of Lascars to shore

10:00am: Hands employed painting & repairing awnings

12:00pm: Ship’s Book Correct

1:00pm: Quinine issued to Naval Ratings – Hands employed as in forenoon & cementing water tanks

2:00pm: Quinine issued to Native Ratings

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Ship’s Book Correct

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Ship’s Book Correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Ship’s Book Correct


AM – Joined

From Motor Launch 14: T Lerny, Trimmer

From Motor Launch 10: A Roberts, Petty Officer


PM – Joined

From Hospital: Merco Vretemitchich, Officer’s Steward – A Bruce, Petty Officer Telegrapher – R Heslop, Trimmer – G Funey, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve

From MANTIS: W May, Able Seaman – CS Cook, Able Seaman

From Motor Launch 3: WJ Evans, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: CS Cook, Able Seaman – HR Morgan, Ordinary Seaman – G Lawrence, 2nd Hand – GW Harrison, Seaman Royal Navy Reserve – T Lerney, Trimmer

To Motor Launch 3: WJ Evans, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve


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27 October 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:15am: Hospital Ship ERINPURA passed up

8:00am: Wells dry - Ship’s Book Correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed repairing awnings, painting out Forepeak & painting in upper deck

12:00pm: Ship’s Book Correct

2:00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

3:42pm: HMS PROSERPINE arrived

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

3:55pm: Hospital Ship ERINPURA passed down

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Ship’s Book Correct

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Ship’s Book Correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Ship’s Book Correct


AM – Joined

From Passage: AH Price – RG Ehwell – EC deM Morgan – Temporary Surgeons


PM – Joined

From CHAKALA: 1 Chief Engine Room Artificer – 3 Engine Room Artificer - 1 Petty Officers – 1 Leading Seaman – 2 Leading Stoker – 1 Stoker 1 – 11 Stoker – 3 Able Seaman– 1 Signalman Australian Naval Volunteer Reserve – 3 Carpenter’s Crew

From PROSERPINE: 1 Petty Officer – 1 Seaman Royal Navy Reserve – 1 Trimmer


PM - Discharged

To Motor Launch 4: J Taney, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve


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28 October 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:50am: Hospital Ship TAKADA passed up

8:00am: Wells dry - Ship’s Book Correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Saturday Routine

12:00pm: Ship’s Book Correct

2:00pm: Hands employed discharging stores & as requisite

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Ship’s Book Correct

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

7:40pm: Motor Launch SCOTIA in collision with No. 1 Cutter making hole in starboard quarter

7:45pm: Hoisted No. 1 Cutter

8:00pm: Wells dry - Ship’s Book Correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Ship’s Book Correct


AM – Joined

From PROSERPINE: AM Miller, Carpenter’s crew


PM – Joined

From Hospital: J McCaw, Engine Room Artificer

From Motor Launch 3: HG Shaw, Chief Stoker


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: F Dubbler, Leading Stoker – J Phillips, Able Seaman

To MINER: J Grayson, Signalman

To MANTIS: W May, Able Seaman

To MANTIS for GADFLY: D McDonald, Seaman Royal Navy Reserve – R McNeil, Seaman Royal Navy Reserve – A Gilbert, Able Seaman

To SS OZARDA: Moreo Vretenitchich, Officer’s steward


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29 October 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

6:20am: HMS MANTIS proceeded up river

6:40am: Church of England party landed

6:55am: Hospital Ship ERINPURA passed up

7:40am: Church of England party returned

8:00am: Wells dry - Ship’s Book Correct

9:45am: Divisions

10:00am: Liberty to Watch of Lascars

12:00pm: Ship’s Book Correct

1:00pm: Quinine issued to naval Ratings

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Ship’s Book Correct

4:15pm: HMS LAWRENCE passed down

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Ship’s Book Correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Ship’s Book Correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 8 tins Milk being unfit for use.


AM – Discharged

TO ALERT: FC Smith, Ordinary Seaman – D Whitehead, Able Seaman – A Frost, Able Seaman – D Boyd, Able Seaman – A Clayton, Telegrapher – LW Sayer, Shipwright

To MANTIS: Temporary Surgeons – RG Elwell - AH Price


PM – Joined

From PROSERPINE: Claude deSilva, Officer’s Steward 2nd


PM - Discharged

To Leave of Absence: Seedies Suliman Hassan - Ali Rejab


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30 October 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

6:30am: No. 1 Cutter lowered & left

8:00am: Wells dry - Ship’s Book Correct

9:10am: Divisions

9:30am: Leave to Watch of Lascars

10:00am: Hands employed rebending awnings, repairing winches & as requisite

11:00am: HMS MANTIS passed down

12:00pm: Ship’s Book Correct – Drew 2500 Rupee from the Field Chest Treasury, Basrah

1:30pm: Quinine issued to Native Ratings, Liberty to native Ratings

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Ship’s Book Correct

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:30pm: Native Liberty men returned

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Ship’s Book Correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Ship’s Book Correct


AM – Joined

From SS EGRA vide GVB P. 182, 183,184 1 of 30 October 1916: 4 Petty Officers - 2 Stoker Petty Officers – 2 Able Seaman Royal Navy Reserve - 4 Able Seaman - 1 Seaman Royal Navy Reserve – 1 Leading Seaman – 1 leading Stoker Royal Navy Reserve – 14 Stoker – 11 Stoker Royal Fleet Reserve – 5 Stoker Royal Navy Reserve – 1 Stoker – 1 Signalman


PM – Joined

From Absence: Ali Rejab, Seedie


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: Seedies Warsuma Hussein – Jamah Elui


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31 October 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry - Ship’s Book Correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed overhauling life belts, scrubbing awnings & repairing canvas

12:00pm: Ship’s Book Correct

2:00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon – Paid Company in full for month of October

2:50pm: Hospital Ship TAKADA passed down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Ship’s Book Correct

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry – Ship’s Book Correct

8:00pm: Steam whaler sunk after collision with BARHEIM

9:00pm: Rounds – Ship’s Book Correct

10:00pm: Following articles lost in collision: Lamp, Everett’s Boats flashing complete 1 in No. – Lamp, hand, tin 1 in No. – Haversack, Military pattern with Surgical dressings 1 in No. – Bailers, wood boat, small 1 in No.


AM – Joined

From SS ELLSUGA: H Millard Yeoman signalman


AM – Discharged

To Passage in Pilot Boat: EC de M Morgan


PM - Discharged

To Motor Launch 16: P Bennett, Trimmer

To Motor Launch 20:J Jarvis, Senior petty Officer

To Hospital: J Mulray, Stoker – Saied Awahld, Seedie


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1 November 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Payed ship’s company for the month of October

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed bending awnings & as requisite

11:00am: Commenced sweeping for steam whaler – Muster by Open List

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

2:00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

4:45pm: Monthly payment to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 1 tin salmon and 12 tins tobacco being unfit for use


AM – Discharged

To Leave: EM Palmer, Commander Royal Navy


PM – Joined

From Hospital: A Brevizer, Engine Room Artificer – G Clark, Able Seaman – P Kennedy Stoker Royal Navy Reserve – SW Boulter, Telegrapher


PM – Discharged

To Motor Launch 15: M Horn, Senior Petty Officer


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2 November 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:00am: Sweeping for Steam Whaler

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

9:20am: HMS FLYCATCHER left for Abadan under Senior Naval Officer - Hands employed repairing awnings & chaining net boats

10:00am: Working party at Naval Depot

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

1:00pm: Issued Quinine to Naval Ratings

2:00pm: Issued Quinine to Native Ratings

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 2 lb of meat and 9 tins of tobacco being unfit for use.


AM – Discharged

To Hospital: H Ellelt, Assistant paymaster Royal Navy Reserve


PM – Joined

From PROSERPINE: CG Betchley, Stoker


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: J Reed, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve


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3 November 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

6:15am: FLYCATCHER arrived from Abadan with Senior Naval Officer

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct

9:00am: Hospital Ship MADRAS passed up

9:10am: Divisions

9:30am: TAKADA passed up

9:45am: Diving operations finished

10:00am: Hands employed preparing Motor Launch 13 for salving steam whaler

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

2:00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:20pm: Hospital Ship TAKADA passed down

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


AM – Discharged

To Motor Launch 14: JH Carr, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve


PM – Joined

From Hospital: F Dabber, Leading Stoker


PM - Discharged

To MANTIS: CG Betchley, Stoker – A May, Leading Seaman –SW Boulter, Telegrapher

To ALERT: A Reece, Petty Officer 1st – P Kennedy, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve


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4 November 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

10:00am: Hands employed working on Motor Launch 13, cleaning ship & as requisite

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

1:00pm: Hands employed raising steam whaler & warping Motor Launch 13 alongside

2:30pm: Hospital Ship SYRIA passed up

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – steam whaler raised & brought alongside

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 8 tins of milk and 2 pounds of meat being unfit for use.


AM – Joined

From ALERT: C Marks, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve

From Motor Launch 10: P Bennett, Trimmer

From DUMRA: HG Sherbrooke, Commander Royal Navy

From ALERT: A Baldwin, Chief Artificer Engineer


AM – Discharged

To Motor Launch 11: G Rees, Chief Stoker

To Motor Launch 1: GF Perry, Chief Stoker

To Motor Launch 12: W Nawathy, Chief Stoker


PM – Joined

From Hospital: T Marsh, Chief Stoker


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: HJ Shaw, Chief Stoker – Mohamed Sebaw, Seedie

Absent from leave: Seedies Abdullah Youmma Tindal – Mashond Bensuind - Kawseen


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5 November 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

6:45am: Church of England party landed

7:15am: Roman Catholic Church party landed

7:30am: Church of England party returned

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct

8:30am: Roman Catholic Church party returned

9:00am: Liberty to Watch of Lascars

9:50am: Hospital Ship SYRIA passed down

10:00am: Hands employed beaching steam whaler & clearing Motor Launch 7 of Stores

11:40am: HMS MANTIS arrived

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

1:00pm: Quinine issued to Native Ratings

2:00pm: Quinine issued to Naval Ratings – Hospital ShipX VARSOVA arrived

2:15pm: Liberty to Watch of Lascars

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From Motor Launch 16: T Gardner, Trimmer

From Absent from Leave: Abdulah Youmma Tindal


PM – Joined

From Absent from Leave: Kawseen, Seedie – Mashond Bensuind, Seedie

From PROSERPINE:


PM - Discharged

To Motor Launch 16: JV Horn, Petty Officer 1st – E Flemming, Stoker – F Morris, Stoker


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6 November 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning Motor Launch 13, oiling wire hawser and painting Captain’s Cabin

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – MANTIS passed up river

1:30pm: Liberty to Watch of Lascars

2:00pm: Watch employed as in forenoon

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Hospital Ship MADRAS passed down

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From Hospital: Jarmah Elsrie – Saeed Awalt, Seedies


AM – Discharged

To MANTIS: HG Sherbrooke, Commander Royal Navy

To Motor Launch 20: T Marst, Chief Stoker

To MANTIS for MAYFLY: H Millwood, Yeoman Signalman – CE Simpson, Engine Room Artificer

To MANTIS for for TARANTULA: WHE Porter, Signalman

To MANTIS for WATERFLY: W Patey, Petty Officer 1st

To MANTIS for GRAYFLY: EV Martin, Stoker


PM – Joined

From SS BARPETA: John Smart Royal Navy Reserve, Telegrapher – J Marshall, Trimmer – W Gibson, DeckHand – H Lawyer, Able Seaman – J Gunur, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve – R Lewis, Able Seaman – AR Bald, Seaman Royal Navy Reserve – R Hanison, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve – A McKay, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve

From Hospital: J Dailly, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve


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7 November 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands piped down

10:20am: HMS MANTIS arrived

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

2:00pm: Hands as in forenoon

3:45pm: Cleared up decks – HMS MINER passed down

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


AM – Discharged

To Hospital: EH Humphreys, Lieutenant Royal Navy Reserve


PM – Joined

From Hospital: Warsumma Hassan, Seedie – T Terney, Trimmer

From Medical Depot Quarters: Franklin Sequeria, Officer’s steward 3rd


PM - Discharged

To MINER: W Smith, Able Seaman – G Carlton, Able Seaman

To Hospital: J Hyett, Stoker 1st

To HMS PROSERPINE: EB Knocker, Writer 3rd


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8 November 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed reeving Cutter’s falls, painting Captain’s Cabin, & working in bilges

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

1:00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon & in painting out punt

1:05pm: HMS MINER arrived

1:30pm: Hospital Ship SYRIA passed down

3:00pm: HMS MINER left for Abadan

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness Read Warrants No. 10 & 11

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct

10:00pm: 2 Claret glasses broken in transit from Bombay


PM – Joined

From Shore: Gorlam Mahomed – Keiruz Ali Buz, Seedies

From SS KARADURNING: F Hatcher, Able Seaman


PM - Discharged

To ALERT for SCOTSTOUN: J McGuire, Engine Room Artificer – T Chomoriondely, Engine Room Artificer – J McCarv, Petty Officer – W Masses, Signalman – A Davy, Able Seaman – A Cooper Stoker 1st – W Melbourne, Leading Stoker

To Motor Launch 10: P Bennett, Trimmer

To Shore: Seedies – Khanis Mabook – Yousef Junea

To Hospital: AJ Brayui, Engine Room Artificer


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9 November 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Liberty to Watch of Lascars

11:00am: Hands employed working at Depot, cleaning guns, & as requisite

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

1:00pm: Quinine issued top naval Ratings

2:00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Quinine issued to Native Ratings

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From Motor Launch 20: T Tyler, Trimmer

From MAYFLY: A Geddes, Engine Room Artificer


AM – Discharged

To Motor Launch 20: S Foye, Stoker 1st – W Farrady, Stoker 1st


PM – Joined

From Hospital: J Watson, Able Seaman – T Schalleron, Able Seaman


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10 November 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed chipping after tank room & spreading awnings

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

12:15pm: HMS MINER arrived

1:00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

2:05pm: HMS MINER left

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:15pm:

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: Mahsund bin Sayed, Seedie

To Absence: Subramin Hassan, Seedie


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11 November 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:00am: Exercised Fire Stations

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship & embarking winter clothing onboard HMS FLYCATCHER

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

12:30pm: HMS FLYCATCHER proceeded up river

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry – Signal Books correct

8:40pm: HMS TARANTULA arrived

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From Hospital: H Ellelt, Assistant Paymaster Royal Navy Reserve – EH Humphreys, Lieutenant Royal Navy Reserve


PM – Joined

From SS EGRA: F Reeds, Chief Petty Officer – EJ Sargison, Chief Petty Officer – C Algate, Petty Officer – Senior Petty Officer: HP Gardner – H Daniel – J Calman – AJ Rundle – P Perry – J Whittaker – H Sheath – C Evans – G Ghalbier – WJ Hunken – CH Williams – E Carn – EN Oliver – H Coopes – J Saunders – B Need – J Cannan – TJ Doolan, Petty Officer – CJ Cooper, Leading Seaman – J Miller, Seaman Royal Navy Reserve – J Gowing, Deckhand

From Hospital: Mohamed Lebram, Seedie – HW Gengras, Ordinary Seaman


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12 November 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:20am: Roman Catholic Church party landed

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct

8:25am: Church party returned

9:40am: Divisions – Church of England party landed

10:00am: Watch of Lascars to shore

11:00am: Church of England party returned

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

1:00pm: Issued Quinine to Naval Ratings

1:15pm: Hospital Ship VITA passed down

2:00pm: Issued Quinine to Native Ratings

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


PM - Discharged

To FLYCATCHER for CRANEFLY: P Neal, Leading Seaman – E Beasley, Stoker – T Shallcross, Able Seaman – G Howell, Able Seaman


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13 November 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:35am: Hospital Ship VARDA passed up

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

10:00am: Hands employed at Depot, cleaning paintwork, chipping tank room & as requisite

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

1:25pm: FLYCATCHER arrived

2:00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 1 tin of Milk & 2 tins of tobacco being unfit for use


AM – Joined

From Hospital: T O’Donnovan, Trimmer

From Motor Launch 15: F Bravery, Trimmer

From Motor Launch 9: R Ralph, Trimmer


AM – Discharged

To SS EGRA: R Hislop, Trimmer – T Buckley, Trimmer – J Andrews, Trimmer – T Gardener, Trimmer

To Motor Launch 15: WH Gillard, Stoker 1st – V Flipping, Stoker 1st

To Motor Launch 9: D Andrews, Stoker 1st – R Kelso, Stoker 1st


PM – Joined

From Motor Launch 17: A Smith, Deckhand

From Motor Launch 10: E Medland, Trimmer – P Bennett, Trimmer


PM - Discharged

To TARANTULA: E Broadhurst, Carpenter’s crew

To Motor Launch 10: A Crawford, Senior Petty Officer – A Owens, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve – C Algate, Petty Officer

To Motor Launch 17: TJ Doolan, Petty Officer


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14 November 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:00am: Exercised Fire Stations

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From ALERT: E Phillips, Plumber- D Graham, Shipwright

From Hospital: Juma Myer, Seedie


PM – Joined

From Shore: Automio DeCosta, Officer’s steward – Binedad Durada, Cook


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: Hassan Mahomed, Seedie – Ismail Wasauma, Seedie – R Heslop, Trimmer


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15 November 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

6:40am: Church of England party landed

7:30am: Roman Catholic Church party landed

7:40am: Church of England party returned

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct

8:40am: Roman Catholic party returned

9:45am: Divisions

10:00am: Liberty to Watch of Lascars

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

1:00pm: Issued Quinine to Naval Ratings

2:00pm: Issued Quinine to Native Ratings

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings – Hospital Ship VARSOVA passed up

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From Motor Launch 8: J Graham, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve

From IRENFLO: LG Miles, Engineer Royal Navy Reserve


PM - Discharged

To ‘Broke Out’: Said Kerri, Seedie


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16 November 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct

8:55am: HMS TARANTULA left for Abadan

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed painting tank room, repairing canvas gear

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

1:00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:10pm: ERINPURA passed up

4:25pm: MINER left for Abadan

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From TARANTULA: C Prentice, Chief Engine Room Artificer

From ALERT: G Lewellyn, Shipwright


AM – Discharged

To TARANTULA for STONEFLY: J Goodfellow, Engine Room Artificer

To TARANTULA for GREENFLY: A Geedes, Engine Room Artificer

To TARANTULA for ALERT: J Calnan Senior Petty Officer – AJ Rundle Senior Petty Officer – GR Parker Able Seaman – H Swayer, Able Seaman – R Lewis, Able Seaman – AR Bald Seaman Royal Navy Reserve – Clegg, Able Seaman – W Duke, Ordinary Seaman – D Gough, Stoker 1st – W Palmer, Stoker 1st – A McKay, Stoker – S Stewart, Stoker – A Wilikinson, Stoker 1st – J Buggs, Stoker

To FLYCATCHER: ET Ronold, Able Seaman

To PROSERPINE: D Jack, Carpenter’s crew

To ALERT: W Brown, Carpenter – P O’Connor, Chief Gunner – M Singleton, Lieutenant


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: Khamseen, Seedie –Kunig Ali Burg, Seedie – GJ Lewellyn, Shipwright


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17 November 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed scraping & painting guns

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

1:00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From Hospital: Mahousd bin Sayed, Seedie

From Motor Launch 18: WH Carroll, Leading Seaman Royal Fleet Reserve


AM – Discharged

To Motor Launch 18: Martin Blatchford, Leading seaman Royal Navy Reserve


PM – Joined

From FLYCATCHER: CW Robertson, Able Seaman

From ALERT: AB Cox, Engine Room Artificer – L Elliott, Engine Room Artificer


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18 November 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

6:55am: Funeral party landed

7:00am: Exercised Fire Stations

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct

8:55am: Funeral party returned

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship & painting No. 1 Cutter

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

12:40pm: MINER left for Abadan

1:30pm: BUTTERFLY arrived

2:00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From Absense: Suliman Haroum, Seedie

From SS DUMRA: TH Linsey, Signalman – Commander R Thatcher, Surgeon – JS Walker, Engineering Lieutenant

From Hospital: J Mulroy, Stoker 1st

From ALERT: W Brown, Carpenter – PJ O’Connor, Chief Gunner


AM – Discharged

To MINER for STONEFLY: EJ Dargison, Chief Petty Officer

To MINER: J Sarndros, Senior Petty Officer

TO MINER for ALERT: W Sangester, Carpenter’s crew


PM – Joined

From Hospital: D Graham, Shipwright


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: A Roberts, Petty Officer


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19 November 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:25am: Roman Catholic Church party landed

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct

8:30am: Church party returned

9:40am: Church of England party landed

9:145am: Divisions

10:30am: Liberty to Watch of Lascars

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

1:00pm: Quinine issued to Naval Ratings

2:00pm: Quinine issued to Native Ratings

3:30pm:Hospital Ship VARCILLO [Ed: VARELA or VARSOVA?] passed down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


AM – Discharged

To ALERT: JS Walker, Engineer Lieutenant


PM – Joined

From BUTTERFLY: G Tyack, Shipwright


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20 November 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

6:30am: FLYCATCHER left for down river

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed chipping bilges, painting Hospital & No. 1 Cutter

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

2:00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:45pm:HMS LAWRENCE arrived

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

6:30pm: HMS FLYCATCHER arrived

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

From Hospital: J Phillips, Able Seaman – A Greig, Chief Engine Room Artificer


PM - Discharged

To SS PENTAKOTA: 12 Senior Petty Officer – 3 Petty Officers – 11 Trimmers – 12 Stoker 1st – 1 Leading Stoker Royal Navy Reserve – 1 Leading Trimmer – 2 TSeaman Royal Navy Reserve – 1 Ordinary Seaman – 4 Deck Hands – 1 Seaman Royal Navy Reserve

To MD Quarters, Basrah Hospital: J Cox, Trimmer – Janah Elnii, Seedie


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21 November 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed chipping bilges & painting

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

2:00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct

11:00pm: Sun helmet lost overboard by accident belonging to Stoker Watson. One in number


PM – Joined

From Hospital: G Lawrence, Seaman Royal Navy Reserve


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: HJ Barton, Signalman

To BUTTERFLY for MANTIS: A Greig, Chief Engine Room Artificer


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22 November 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

1:00am: Fire party returned

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct

9:05am: BUTTERFLY left for up river

9:10am: Divisions

9:30am: FLYCATCHER left for up river

10:00am: Hands employed painting fore bilges, No. 1 hold, & as requisite

10:15am: LAWRENCE left

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

2:00pm: Watch employed as in forenoon – Liberty to Watch of Lascars

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

JG Perkins, Able Seaman


AM – Discharged

To BUTTERFLY S Vickery, Staff Surgeon

To FLYCATCHER: CW Robertson, Able Seaman


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23 November 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed scraping bilges etc.

11:00am: MINER left for Abadan

11:30am: ROSALIE arrived

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

1:00pm: Hospital Ship SICILIA passed down – Quinine issued to Naval Ratings

1:30pm: Liberty to Watch of Lascars

2:00pm: Quinine issued to Native Ratings

2:35pm: TAKADA passed up

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


PM - Discharged

To Shore: Khaunis Mabrook, Seedie


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24 November 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed Reeving Cat pull, scraping bilges, cleaning & painting crews’ hospital

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

2:00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

3:50pm: Hospital Ship ERINPURA passed down

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From Shore: Abdul Bin Hassan, Seedie


PM – Joined

From Hospital: GW Harrison, Seaman Royal Navy Reserve


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: H Matthews, Leading Seaman


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25 November 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

9:30am: HMS GRAYFLY arrived

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

1:00pm: Hospital Ship TAKADA passed down

2:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 6 tins Milk, 4 pounds meat, 2 jars pickles, 5 tins tobacco, 3 tins jam being unfit for use.


PM – Joined

From Motor Launch 17: F Paris, Stoker 1st

From Motor Launch 10: A Lucas, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve

From SS ELLENGA: L Scott, Stoker 1 – JW Wilson, Engine Room Artificer – H Stiles, Senior Petty Officer – T Kerrysand, Stoker – H Harbridge Officer’s Cook – T Taylor, Leading Stoker – C Bird, Able Seaman – J Prior, Stoker 1st


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: F Watson, Able Seaman – JG Perkins, Able Seaman – G Broughton, Stoker 1st – R Hearney, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve


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26 November 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct

9:40am: Church of England party landed

9:45am: Divisions

10:00am: Liberty to Watch of Lascars

11:00am: Church of England party returned

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

1:00pm: Issued Quinine to Naval Ratings

2:00pm: Issued Quinine to Native Ratings

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

4:40pm: Hospital Ship ERINPURA passed up

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


AM – Discharged

To Hospital Basrah: R Hall, Lieutenant Royal Navy Reserve


PM - Discharged

To SS DWARKA for JUNO: C Marks, Seaman Royal Navy Reserve


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27 November 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine & clearing away main derrick & turning in port boats

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

9:30am: FLYCATCHER proceeded up river with Senior naval Officer

10:00am: Hands employed removing 2 guns from HMS GREYFLY and cleaning steam cutter, embarking stores in MINER

10:30am: MINER arrived

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

1:00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon & painting cutter

2:00pm: HMS TARANTULA arrived

2:30pm: MINER left

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From SS BOOHADRA: R Rogers, Senior Petty Officer

From ALERT: HGA Hedgecork, Carpenter’s Crew


AM – Discharged

To FLYCATCHER: AJ Nicholson, Chief Engine Room Artificer


PM – Joined

From MINER: W Smith, Able Seaman

From: TARANTULA: H Hall, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve


PM - Discharged

To GADFLY: PE Phillips, Carpenter’s crew

To Hospital: J Lancaster, Able Seaman

To TARANTULA: T Kenyan, Leading Stoker


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28 November 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine – prepared ship for coaling, holystoned upper deck

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Coal lighters came alongside. Commenced coaling

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed holystoning deck & as requisite

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

1:55pm: GRAYFLY left for Abadan

2:00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

3:30pm: Coaling finished – hands employed washing down – SAWFLY came alongside

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:15pm: ERINPURA passed down

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 5 tins Milk, 2 pounds meat being unfit for use.


PM – Joined

From SAWFLY: CS Quinlan, Leading Stoker

From TARANTULA: W Wasnes, Able Seaman Royal Navy Reserve – H Cook, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: Agali Shirah, Seedie

To SAWFLY: A miles, Signalman Royal Navy Reserve – W Smith Able Seaman


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29 November 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:30am: Working party to Motor Launch 19

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct

8:30am: Hospital Ship SYRIA passed up

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship, painting steam cutter & placing gun on HMS SAWFLY

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

2:00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

3:00pm: HMS STONEFLY arrived

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From Motor Launch 19: A Gibbs, Chief Stoker


AM – Discharged

To Motor Launch 13: SC Gouge, Chief Stoker


PM – Joined

From Motor Launch 4: F Johnson, Petty Officer

From STONEFLY: A McKay, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve – R Lewis, Able Seaman – AR Bald, Seaman Royal Navy Reserve


PM - Discharged

To SS ABYDOS: D Graham, Shipwright


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30 November 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship’s side & re roofing Captain’s cabin

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

1:00pm: Quinine issued to Naval Ratings

2:00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon – Quinine issued to Native Ratings

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 5 tins Tobacco being unfit for use.


AM – Joined

From Sulinam: G Patan, Carpenter’s Crew

From Motor Launch 19: H Phillips, Leading Seaman – S Adams, Stoker 1st


PM – Joined

From SAWFLY: H Sawyer, Able Seaman – WA Duke, Ordinary Seaman


PM - Discharged

To HMS ODIN: (lent) WH Stone, Ordinary Seaman


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LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1916


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1 December 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship’s side, painting Main Deck & working on awnings

11:00am: Payment to ship’s company (Natives)

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

12:05pm:HMS SNAKEFLY arrived

2:00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Payment to ship’s company (White)

5:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 12 tins Milk – 2 jars of Pickles being unfit for further use.


AM – Joined

From SAWFLY: A Wilkinson, Stoker 1st

From Motor Launch 16: JV Horn, Petty Officer – F Morris, Stoker 1st – W Farady, Stoker 1st


PM – Joined

From Motor Launch 14: CJ Cooper, Leading Seaman – JH Carr, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve – C Sims, Stoker 1st

From Motor Launch 18: M Blatchford, 2nd Deck Hand – C Porter, Trimmer


PM - Discharged

To PROSERPINE: AR Bruce, Petty Officer Telegrapher

ToTARANTULA: (Lent) B Stone, Sick Berth Attendant


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2 December 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

1:30pm: Hospital Ship MADRAS passed down

2:00pm: Hands employed cleaning paintwork

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From ALERT: LA Anderson, Ordinary Seaman

From Motor Launch 15: J Dalton, Petty Officer – WH Gillard, Stoker 1st

From Motor Launch 13: SC Skipper, Seaman Royal Navy Reserve

From SAWFLY: L Bearpark, Able Seaman (sick)

From STONEFLY: C Helyer, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve (sick) – D Jeffries, Stoker 1st (sick)

From SS CHILKA: WH Grey, Assistant Paymaster Royal Navy Reserve


PM – Joined

From TARANTULA: B Stone, Sick Berth Attendant


PM - Discharged

To ALERT: HGA Hedgecock, Carpenter’s Crew

To STONEFLY: CE Bishop, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve – JJ Storm, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve

To Hospital: W Prayle, Leading Stoker – WE Isaacs, Leading Stoker – L Bearpark, Able Seaman – CW Helyer, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve – D Jeffries, Stoker 1st


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3 December 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

6:20am: STONEFLY left for up river

7:30am: Roman Catholic Church party landed

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct

8:30am: Roman Catholic Church party returned

9:35am: Church of England party landed

9:45am: Divisions

10:30am: Liberty to Native Ratings

11:00am: MINER left for Abadan – Church of England party returned

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

1:00pm: Issued Quinine to Naval Ratings

2:00pm: Issued Quinine to Native Ratings

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


PM - Discharged

To HMT EDAVANA: J Marshall, Trimmer – J Gowing, Deck Hand – WH Cannoll, Leading Seaman – H McDonald, Seaman Royal Navy Reserve – T Chappele, Trimmer – RH Harrison, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve – G Lawrence, Seaman Royal Navy Reserve – SC Skipper, Seaman Royal Navy Reserve


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4 December 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed repairing top of Captain’s cabin & cleaning out bilges

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

2:00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

6:22pm: HMS MAYFLY arrived from up river

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

From PADDLE STEAMER 25: GF Perry, Chief Stoker – W Nosworthy, Chief Stoker – RG Oliver, Deck Hand – T Whitefield, Stoker 1st – M Hariss, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve – A Pinder, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve – C Fenwick, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: G Oliver, Engine Room Artificer – R Pearce, Stoker 1st Royal Navy Reserve

To Absence: Juma Marayuk, Seedie


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5 December 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:28am: HMS TARANTULA left for up river

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed placing two guns on HMS SNAKEFLY, working on Captain’s cabin

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

2:00pm: Hands employed as requisite

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned – Read Warrants No. 14 & 15

7:35pm: HMSGREENFLY arrived from Abadan

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From MAYFLY: G Salmon, Able Seaman

From Marindy Bridge: H Jardine, Engine Room Artificer – J Reiley, Stoker 1st RFR – J Burdy, Petty Officer


PM – Joined

From SS EGRA: T Lavender, Able Seaman – J Avery, Signalman – H Foster, Seaman Royal Navy Reserve – P Symons, Stoker 1st

From Motor Launch 11: G Rees, Chief Stoker – WM Faulls, Leading Seaman – F Whitfield, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve – J Leather, Trimmer

From Motor Launch 17:T Doolan, Petty Officer – C Algate, Petty Officer

From MINER: G Carlton, Able Seaman


PM - Discharged

To Medical Quarters Basrah: H Western, Able Seaman – L Scott, Stoker 1st

To MAYFLY: HG Partridge, Able Seaman

To SNAKEFLY: H Jardine, Engine Room Artificer


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6 December 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:25am: SAWFLY proceeded up river

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:20am: Hospital Ship ORSOVA passed up

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed scraping bilges & fitting new bottom line

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

1:45pm: Hospital ShipX VARSOVA

2:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

7:05pm: FLYCATCHER arrived

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From MAYFLY: H Bowditch, Able Seaman


AM – Discharged

To HMT EGRA: 1 Stoker Petty Officer – 8 Stokers 1st – 3 Chief Stokers – 6 Stokers Royal Navy Reserve – 3 Petty Officers – 2 Leading Seamen – 1 Leading Seaman Royal Navy Reserve – 1 Trimmer – 2 Deck Hands


PM – Joined

From Mohammerah Carpenter’s crew: TR Hughes, Ordinary Seaman

From Hospital: H Matthews, Leading Seaman – J Perkins, Able Seaman – G Broughton, Stoker 1st

From FLYCATCHER: AJ Nicholson, Chief Engine Room Artificer


PM - Discharged

To Hospital ShipX SYRIA: W Montgomery, Able Seaman

To Hospital: N Wood, Stoker 1st


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7 December 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed chipping bilges in No. 2 hold, cleaning No. 2 Cutter & working on Gangway covers

10:30am: Hospital Ship SYRIA passed down

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

1:00pm: Issued Quinine to Naval Ratings

2:00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon – Liberty to Watch of Lascars Issued Quinine to Native Ratings

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Native Liberty men returned

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From GREENFLY: FE Jenilett, Chief Petty Officer

From FLYCATCHER: G Vickery Royal Navy, Staff Surgeon


AM – Discharged

To Motor Launch 7: T Doolan, Petty Officer

To Hospital Ship SYRIA: CH Mathis, Asst. Paymaster


PM – Joined

From ALERT: J Francis, Private Royal Marines

From Hospital: Hajii Abdullah, Seedie


PM - Discharged

To MINER: H Foster, Seaman Royal Navy Reserve

To MINER for ALERT: A Reid, Shipwright – G Tyack, Shipwright


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8 December 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:30am: Hospital Ship MADRAS passes up

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed painting No. 2 Hold, fitting Starboard screen Gangway & fitting bottom line

10:10am: HMS PHILOMEL arrived

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

12:30pm: GRAYFLY arrived

2:00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

2:10pm: HMS MINER arrived

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

7:40pm: HMS MOTH arrived

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


AM – Discharged

To GNAT: F Kelly, Able Seaman – CM Thatcher Royal Navy, Surgeon


PM – Joined

From SNAKEFLY: Ignaco Fernandez, Officers’ Steward


PM - Discharged

To MINER for ALERT: J Francis, Private Royal Marines


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9 December 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

6:15am: SNAKEFLY left for up river

7:15am: MADRAS passed down

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct

9:00am: MINER left for Abadan

9:05am: MOTH left for Abadan

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship and placing guns in GREENFLY

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

2:00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


PM - Discharged

To SS DWARKA for JUNO: J Riley, Stoker RFR

To Shore: Ignaco Fernandez, Officers’ Steward

To GNAT for MANTIS: H Hartridge, Officers’ Cook


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10 December 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct

9:05am: MAYFLY left for Abadan

9:45am: Church of England party landed - Divisions

10:00am: Liberty to Watch of Lascars

11:00am: Church party returned

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

1:00pm: Quinine issued to Naval Ratings

1:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

2:00pm: Quinine issued to Native Ratings - TARANTULA arrived

3:11pm: PHILOMEL left

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


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11 December 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:13am: GNAT proceeded up river

7:20am: GADFLY arrived

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed reeving whaler’s falls, surveying cutter’s falls, & working on shore

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

2:00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

2:30pm: Hospital Ship SYRIA passed down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct

11:00pm: Destroyed one jar of Pickles, five tins of milk, two tins of tobacco being unfit for further use


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: E Niogg, Carpenter’s crew

TO MD Quarters Basrah: JH Perkins, Able Seaman


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12 December 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed working on boats, placing boiler in steam cutter, scraping store room

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

2:00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry – Signal Books correct

8:15pm: HMS MOTH arrived Basrah

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From Royal Indian MarineS SARI TOOKIM: Kurniz Ali Bug, Seedie


PM – Joined

From Motor Launch 2: F Reeds, Chief Petty Officer – L Wilton, Chief Stoker – C Meadows, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve – J Horves, Stoker 1st

From PROSERPINE: CW Tanner, Shipwright


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13 December 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct

8:19am: Hospital Ship VARSOVA passed up

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed placing two guns on HMS GRAYFLY

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

1:00pm: Hands employed as requisite

2:00pm: Liberty to Watch of Lascars

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings – Native Liberty men returned

4:55pm: MINER arrived

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


AM – Discharged

To GREENFLY: FE Tenihett, Chief Petty Officer


PM – Joined

From Motor Launch 17: J Jarvis, Senior Petty Officer

From Motor Launch 10: A Crawford, Senior Petty Officer – J Whitehead, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve

From Hospital: W Prayle, Leading Stoker – N Wood, Stoker 1st


PM - Discharged

To MOTH: TP Hughes


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14 December 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

9:40am: GREENFLY left

10:00am: Hands employed rigging stage & working party on MOTH

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

12:15pm: MINER left for Abadan

1:00pm: Issued Quinine to Naval Ratings

1:05pm: Hospital Ship VARDA passed down

2:00pm: Issued Quinine to Native Ratings - Hands employed as in forenoon

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:20pm: GREENFLY arrived

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:30pm: MAYFLY arrived

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From GREENFLY: H Wright, Able Seaman

From Bombay: Commander EM Palmer, Royal Navy

From Motor Launch Depot: H Lawther, Engineering Lieutenant, Royal Navy Reserve


PM – Joined

From Motor Launch 16: AA Holt, Chief Stoker – E Flemming, Stoker 1st

From Hospital: R Heaney Stoker Royal Navy Reserve


PM - Discharged

To TARANTULA: C D’Silva, Officer’s steward


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15 December 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds - TARANTULA left for up river

3:00am: MOTH left for up river

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:15am: GREENFLY left for up river

7:40am: GADFLY left for Abadan

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship & unrigging stage

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

1:45pm: Hospital Ship ELLORA passed up

1:55pm: MINER arrived

2:00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon & unrigging Motor Launch 8

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:15pm: MINER left

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


AM – Discharged

To Motor Launch 7: G Gates, Stoker 1st – A Daft, Stoker 1st – HP Gardener, Senior Petty Officer


PM – Joined

From MINER: T Stone, Leading Seaman Royal Navy Reserve – L Mowles, Ordinary Seaman


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16 December 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship & Placing gun on HMS MAYFLY

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

12:30pm: Hospital Ship ELLORA passed up

12:35pm: Hospital Ship VARELA passed up

2:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

From MAYFLY: PG Ricketts, Senior Petty Officer

From Hospital: Kamseen, Seedie


PM - Discharged

To MAYFLY for GREENFLY: HC Widger, Engine Room Artificer

To MAYFLY for TARANTULA: J Avery, Signalman Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve – T Stone, Leading Seaman Royal Navy Reserve

To MAYFLY for STONEFLY: J Prior, Stoker 1st – J Watson, Seaman Royal Navy Reserve


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17 December 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:30am: Roman Catholic Church party landed

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct

8:30am: Church party returned

9:15am: MAYFLY proceeded up river

9:45am: Divisions

10:00am: Liberty to Native Ratings

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

1:00pm: Issued Quinine to Naval Ratings

1:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

2:00pm: Issued Quinine to Native Ratings

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From Shore: Abdullah Murad, Seedie

From PALAMCOTTA: W Butchins, Stoker 1st – Ali Faraham, Interpreter


AM – Discharged

To MAYFLY: H Stiles, Senior Petty Officer


PM – Joined

From Motor Launch 8: J Graham, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve


PM - Discharged

To Patrol 23: 1 CHIEF Engine Room Artificer

To SS ELENGA: 2 Senior Petty Officers – 1 Chief Petty Officer - 1 Petty Officer – 5Stokers Royal Navy Reserve – 2 Leading Seamen – 1 Leading Stoker – 2 Chief Stokers – 4 Stokers 1st - 1 Trimmer – 2 Seamen Royal Navy Reserve


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18 December 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship’s side & whaler

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

2:00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:20pm: MINER arrived

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

From Motor Launch 17: J Robinson, Stoker 1st

From Motor Launch 6: WJ Bernard, Stoker 1st – T Golden, Stoker 1st

From ALERT: AJ Rundle Senior Petty Officer


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: PG Ricketts, Senior Petty Officer


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19 December 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed mustering stores for survey & as requisite

10:45am: Hospital ShipVARELA passed down

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

1:00pm: Hospital Ship SICILLIA passed up

2:00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon –MINER left for Abadan

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

From Motor Launch 14: H Daniel, Senior Petty Officer


PM - Discharged

To MINER for ALERT: L Mowles, Ordinary Seaman – J Kinnear 2nd Writer

Broke Out: Mahomed Bin Sayed, Seedie


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20 December 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed working at Depot & canvas work on ship

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

12:20pm: Hospital Ship SICILLIA left

12:50pm: ERINPURA arrived

2:00pm: Hands piped down – Liberty to Watch of Lascars

3:10pm: MINER arrived

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

3:55pm: MINER left

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings – Native Liberty men returned

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned – GADFLY arrived

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From But-Navrah: J Kelly, Surgeon Royal Navy


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21 December 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed scraping storeroom & as requisite. Working party at Depot

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

1:00pm: Issued Quinine to Naval Ratings

2:00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon – Issued Quinine to Native Ratings

2:15pm: Liberty to Watch of Lascars – Hands employed placing two guns on HMS GADFLY

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

From Motor Launch 18: M Barr, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve

From Hospital: D Jeffries, Stoker 1st


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22 December 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed as requisite

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

2:00pm: Hands piped down

2:10pm: FLYCATCHER arrived

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

7:20pm: MINER arrived

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

From ABYDOS: D Graham, Shipwright

From Hospital: R Pearce, Stoker 1st – AJ Skinner, Able Seaman


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23 December 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:00am: Exercised Fire Stations

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

2:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From Motor Launch 10: T Brennan, Trimmer – J Hurley, Trimmer


AM – Discharged

To Motor Launch 8: H Daniel, Senior Petty Officer


PM - Discharged

To GADFLY for GNAT: R Pearce, Stoker 1st

To GADFLY for GREENFLY: Ali Farchani, Interpreter


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24 December 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

6:30am: FLYCATCHER left

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:30am: Church of England party landed

9:45am: Divisions

10:00am: Liberty to Watch of Lascars

10:10: MINER left for Abadan

11:25am: GADFLY left for Abadan

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

1:00pm: Issued Quinine to Naval Ratings – Liberty to Naval Ratings

2:00pm: Issued Quinine to Native Ratings

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

6:30pm: MINER arrived

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From Motor Launch 8: S Kent, Chief Stoker


AM – Discharged

To Hired Transport AKBAR: J Robinson, Stoker 1st – WF Barnard, Stoker 1st – T Golden, Stoker 1st – M Barr, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve – S Kent Chief Stoker


PM – Joined

From ALERT: J McGuire, Engine Room Artificer


PM - Discharged

To Hired Transport AKBAR: T Brennan, Trimmer – J Hurley, Trimmer


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25 December 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct

8:15am: Hospital Ship TAKADA passed up

9:30am: Church party landed

11:00am: Church party returned

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


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26 December 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

8:00am: Wells dry

9:10am: Divisions

9:30am: Liberty to Watch of Lascars

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

12:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 1 jar Pickles – 8 tins tobacco - 8 tins Milk being unfit for use.


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27 December 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed scraping issue room, painting store room, & cleaning Cutter

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

From Hospital: F Watson, Able Seaman


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28 December 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct

8:15am: MINER left for down river

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed scraping spirit room, cleaning inside of Steam Cutter & whaler, making fenders

10:03am: Hospital Ship TAKADA passed up

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

1:00pm: Issued Quinine to Naval Ratings

2:00pm: Issued Quinine to Native Ratings

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

3:50pm: MINER arrived

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


PM - Discharged

To MINER for SNAKEFLY: D Conway, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve

To MINER for MOTH: C Thamley, Officer’s Cook


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29 December 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

6:10am: MINER left for up river

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed scraping Spirit room, cleaning bilges inside of Cutter & working on canvas

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

From Hospital: HG Barton, Signalman


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30 December 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:00am: Exercised Fire Stations

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship & placing boiler in Steam Cutter

11:55am: MINER arrived from up river

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

1:47pm: MINER left for Abadan

2:00pm: Hands employed cleaning paint work

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From SS CHAKLA: W Renfold, Senior Petty Officer – C Ridgeway, Engine Room Artificer – S Thorne, Able Seaman – F Longman, Stoker 1st – G Haken, Able Seaman – M Thistlewhite, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve – C Wilson, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve – Able Seaman FE Longridge – G Bright – H Yarrow – J Harnott – WJ Vesey, Carpenter’s Crew – WJ Cox, Ordinary seaman – RC Martin, leading seaman – J Mason, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve


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31 December 1916

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:45am: Divisions – Church party landed

11:00am: Church party returned – Ship’s Company paid monthly money in full – Muster by Open List

11:10am: Liberty to Watch of Lascars

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

1:00pm: Issued Quinine to Naval Ratings

2:00pm: Issued Quinine to Native Ratings

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


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LOGS FOR JANUARY 1917


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Log Page – Cover – January 1917

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Log Page – Ship Specifications – Engine, Boiler, Propellors

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Log Page – Directions for filing Weather, etc.

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Log Page – Instruments, Armament, Measurements


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1 January 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

9:4am: Hospital Ship SYRIA passed up

10:00am: Hands employed rigging gear & Stage for concert party

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

2:00pm: Hands employed as in Forenoon

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness – Ship’s Company (White) paid monthly money

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct

10:45pm: FLYCATCHER arrived down river

11:00pm: Destroyed 6 lob Salmon – 2 pounds Rabbit – 3 tins Tobacco – 9 pounds Milk being unfit for further use.


AM – Joined

From Motor Launch 9: R Lelso, Stoker 1st – G Ware, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve

From Motor Launch 5: ST Lane Petty Officer – H Hopkins, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve – M Rennie, Trimmer – WJ Smith, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve


PM – Joined

From 3 Basrah General Hospital: GW Mead, Stoker 1st – AJ Godfrey, Engine Room Artificer


PM - Discharged

To Medical Quarters Basrah: J McGuire, Engine Room Artificer

To Motor Launch 8: ST Lane, Petty Officer


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2 January 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed unrigging stage & spreading awnings

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

2:00pm: Hands employed washing down upper deck

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness – Paid five sweepers monthly money

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

From Motor Launch 8: TJ Jackson, Petty Officer


PM - Discharged

To ODIN: FJ Sharman 3rd Writer


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3 January 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:05am: WATERFLY left for Abadan

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed getting cables on deck for survey

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

2:00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

2:30pm: Hospital Ship VARSOVA passed up

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned – MINER arrived

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From Motor Launch 4: J Funey, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve – H Collins Leading Stoker Royal Navy Reserve


AM – Discharged

To WATERFLY: AJ Nicholson, Chief Engine Room Artificer


PM – Joined

From MINER: A Reed, Shipwright – S West, Shipwright – JE Kinnear, 2nd Writer – AJ Nicholson, Chief Engine Room Artificer [Ed: Listed previously ‘Discharged to WATERFLY’]


PM - Discharged

To EGRA: R Heaney, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve – G Ware, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve – H Hopkins, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve – M Rennie, Trimmer – WJ Smith, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve – R Kelso, Stoker 1st – H Collins, Leading Stoker


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4 January 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed painting spirit room, cleaning No. 2 Cutter & scraping bilges

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

1:00pm: Issued Quinine to Naval Ratings

2:00pm: Issued Quinine to Native Ratings

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From Motor Launch 20: T Marsh, Chief Stoker – J Jordan, Leading Seaman – S Taye, Stoker 1st

From Motor Launch 15: M Horn, Senior Petty Officer– V Flipping, Stoker 1st


PM - Discharged

To No. 8 Hospital: Sheik Ismael, Lascar 2nd


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5 January 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning bilges, painting buckets & repairing awnings

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

1:10pm: HMS SCOTSTOUN arrived

1:20pm: Hospital Ship ELLORA passed down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 1 lb Salmon being unfit for further use.


AM – Joined

From Motor Launch 13: SC Gouge, Chief Stoker


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6 January 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

10:00am: cleaning ship

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

2:00pm: Hands employed as requisite

3:10pm: Hospital Ship VARSOVA passed up

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From Patrol 41: JK Bowden, Chief Engine Room Artificer


PM – Joined

From Hired Transport ELLENGA: WJC Budd, Able Seaman – W Crawford, Able Seaman – JW Baldwin, Signalman


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7 January 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct

9:30am: Church of England party landed

9:45am: Divisions

11:00am: Church party returned

11:50am: HMS ODIN left

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

12:10pm: Liberty to Lascar Ratings

1:00pm: Issued Quinine to Naval Ratings

1:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

2:00pm: Issued Quinine to Native Ratings

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Liberty men returned (Native)

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned (Naval)

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 4 tins Tobacco being unfit for further use.


AM – Joined

From ODIN: J Pinto, Captain’s Steward – D Azavedo, Captain’s Cook – D Gomes, Officer’s Steward

From ODIN: Captain CR Mason


AM – Discharged

To ODIN: Commander EM Palmer

To ODIN – Paid Off: Tajani Mul Hussan, 1st Class –Bhia Norayan, Captain’s steward


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8 January 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine – MINER left for up river

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed steaming salt water tanks & making awnings

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 1lb Salmon being unfit for further use.


AM – Joined

From BUTTERFLY: H Ashby, Able Seaman – WT Bray, Able Seaman


AM – Discharged

To MINER for STONEFLY: D Jefferies, Stoker 1st

To MINER for GRAYFLY: W Penfold, Senior Petty Officer

To MINER for TARANTULA: S West, Shipwright

To MINER for GNAT: C Ridgeway, Engine Room Artificer

To MINER for SNAKEFLY: H Yarrow, Able Seaman – F Langrinali, Stoker 1st


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9 January 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning bilges & working on awnings

11:50am: Hospital Ship MADRAS passed up

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

12:43pm: Hospital Ship VARSOVA passed down

1:35pm: MINER left for Abadan

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


PM - Discharged

To PROSERPINE (lent): D Graham, Shipwright – EE Hines, Shipwright


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10 January 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship’s bottom, bilges, & working on boat awnings

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


PM - Discharged

To SCOTSTOUN: RC Martin, Leading seaman – G Hake, Able Seaman – WJC Budd, Able Seaman


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11 January 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct

9:00am: Read Warrants Nos. 18 & 19

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning inside No. 1 Cutter & salt water tanks, water line & repairing hoses

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

1:00pm: Issued Quinine to Naval Ratings

2:00pm: Issued Quinine to Native Ratings – Hands employed placing guns in HMS WATERFLY

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

3:55pm: BUTTERFLY arrived

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:15pm: WATERFLY arrived

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


AM – Discharged

To SS BANARA: Engineering Lieutenant Lowther Royal Navy Reserve

To HM Detention Barracks, Basrah: WT Bray, Able Seaman – H Ashley, Able Seaman


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12 January 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:35am: SCOTSTOUN left for upriver

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning steam Cutter No. 2 & Cutter No. 2, water tanks & working on awnings

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 5 Bottles of Pickles – 12 tins Tobacco being unfit for further use.


AM – Joined

From BUTTERFLY: Neah Dan Palis, Officer’s steward


PM – Joined

From MINER: Officer’s Stewards Maria Nazareth – JA Quadras – CV De Souza


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: J Warren, Senior Petty Officer– Antonio de Corta, Officer’s steward


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13 January 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:00am: MINER left

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning waterline & ship, fitting awnings & oiling wire hawsers

11:22am: MINER arrived

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

2:00pm: Hands employed painting waterline & cleaning paintwork

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


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14 January 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:25am: BUTTERFLY left for Abadan

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:30am: Muster by Open List (White Ratings)

10:30am: Liberty to native Ratings

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

1:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

2:00pm: Issued Quinine to Native Ratings

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Liberty men returned (Native)

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct

12:00mid: WATERFLY left for upriver


AM – Joined

From Hospital: Mr SH Isaacs, Gunner


PM - Discharged

To WATERFLY for MANTIS: S Thorne, Able Seaman – C Wilson, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve

To WATERFLY for GRAYFLY: FE Langridge, Leading Seaman

To WATERFLY for SAWFLY: GW Bright, Able Seaman

To WATERFLY for TARANTULA: J Harriot, Able Seaman – JW Baldwin, Signalman


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15 January 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:00am: Rigging coaling screens

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct

8:55am: Coal lighter came alongside (4)

9:05am: Commenced coaling ship

10:00am: Hands employed sanding & canvasing woodwork

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

2:50pm: FLYCATCHER arrived

3:45pm: Finished coaling

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Hands employed washing down & unrigging coaling screens - Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 6 pounds Milk being unfit for further use.


AM – Joined

From MAYFLY: H Styles, Senior Petty Officer– A Cars, Stoker


AM – Discharged

To HMS BRAMBLE: Mr SH Isaacs Gunner Royal Indian Marine


PM – Joined

From Medical Quarters Basrah: H Western, Able Seaman


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: H Styles, Senior Petty Officer


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16 January 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:00am: Held Inventory of Royal Indian Marine Crew’s rations & clothing & found balances to be correct as per accounts

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

From Hospital: No. 21 Sheik Sawail, Lascar 2nd


PM - Discharged

To 135 Basrah General Hospital Taucumah: Mr JCH Edgecombe, Gunner Royal Indian Marine


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17 January 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship’s side

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From ALERT (Motor Launch 8): ST Lane, Petty Officer – H Daniels, Senior Petty Officer– G Grumball, Stoker 1st – J Cassidy, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve

From Shore: Seedies – Shahben Irang –Mahomed be Roya – Abrahmin bin Shambe – Dalog bin Eulog – Kahoor bin Shaluddin


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18 January 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed painting on Main Deck

12:35pm: HMS MADRAS passed down

1:00pm: Issued Quinine to Naval Ratings

2:00pm: Issued Quinine to Native Ratings

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

3:50pm: ERINPURA passed up

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

From Medical Quarters Basrah: J Cox, Trimmer


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19 January 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed painting on Main Deck

1:00pm: MINER arrived

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

From ALERT: E Hemsley, Senior Petty Officer

From SS DUMRA: JJ Giveland, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve


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20 January 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed painting on Main Deck

1:00pm: MINER arrived3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

From ALERT: E Hensley, Senior Petty Officer

FromSS DUMRA: IJ Giveland, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve


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21 January 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:45am: Divisions & Prayers – Church party landed

10:30am: Liberty to native Ratings

11:00am: Church party returned

1:00pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

2:00pm: Issued Quinine to Native Ratings

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings – Native Liberty men returned

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 2 pounds Corned Beef being unfit for further use.


AM – Joined

From FLYCATCHER: DG Sharpe, Chief Stoker


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22 January 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning Motor Launch 8

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

From SS Egra: D McLoud, Petty Officer – B Drury, Petty Officer – S bridges, Carpenter’s crew – A Ford, Stoker – H Green, Able Seaman


PM - Discharged

To No. 8 Iraq general Hospital : No. 14 Sheik Hoosein, Lascar 1st


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23 January 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:25am: MAYFLY left – Motor Launch 7 1/2 ton of water

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands painting Port side of Main Deck, scaling out & painting steering chain links, ship’s Steward’s Store Room, and touching up ship’s side

2:00pm: Hands employed fetching ship’s stores from Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 2 bottles Pickles – 3 tins Tobacco – 3 pounds Milk being unfit for further use.


AM – Discharged

To MAYFLY for MANTIS: F Watson, Able Seaman – H Western, Able Seaman

To MAYFLY for TARANTULA: IJ Giveland, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve



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24 January 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:00am: Hospital Ship TAKADA passed up

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands scaling & painting Port Quarter steaming chain leads, Ship’s steward’s Store Room, touching up ship’s side & stowing stores

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

1:00pm: piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Working party returned

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

From Hospital: G Oliver, Engine Room Artificer


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25 January 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

3:00am: Whilst sealing behind No. 2 Boiler a 1/2” hole was made in the shell plating alongside first frame abaft No. 5 watertight bulkhead in 4th plate from deck. Temporarily repaired with plate, rubber washer, & bolt.

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands painting & cleaning ironwork of Port Quarter steering chain leads, Ship’s Steward’s StoreRoom & cleaning No. 8 double bottom

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Working party returned

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From Hospital: A D’Gota, Officer’s steward

From SAWFLY: HT Wakefield, Chief Petty Officer


PM – Joined

From RIMS KAVERI: Illahibrex Ruston, Trimmer


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: WA Duha, Able Seaman


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26 January 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands cleaning out No. 8 double bottom, sealing Fire Mains& Sanitary piping on Main Deck, scraping ironwork around starboard chain quarter fairleads

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

2:00pm: Hands as in forenoon , cementing No. 8 double bottom

3:45pm: Cleared up decks – BUTTERFLY arrived

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

From Patrol 56: T Slater, Leading Seaman – J Griffiths, Able Seaman


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27 January 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Saturday morning Routine & cementing in No. 8 double bottom

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

From Hospital: AF Denzey, Engine Room Artificer


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28 January 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Small working party to Depot

9:45am: Divisions & Prayers

10:00am: Liberty to Watch of Lascars

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

1:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

2:00pm: Issued Quinine to Native Ratings

2:59pm: MINER left

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Native Liberty men returned - Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 1 tin Tobacco – 3 pounds Milk being unfit for further use.


AM – Joined

From SS CURLEW: JT Cawley, Stoker 1st


AM – Discharged

To MINER for ALERT: D McLeod, Petty Officer – B Drury, Petty Officer – S Bridges, Carpenter’s Crew – A Ford, Stoker – H Green, Able Seaman – J Kinnear, 2nd Writer

To SAWFLY for SNAKEFLY: GW Mead, Stoker 1st

To SWAFLY for TARANTULA: AJ Denzey, Engine Room Artificer

To FLYCATCHER: DG Sharpe Chief Stoker

To SAWFLY: HT Wakeford, Chief Petty Officer


PM - Discharged

To No. 133 Basrah General Hospital: JB Fernandez, Engine Room Artificer


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29 January 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:16am: SAWFLY left

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed placing two guns on HMS BUTTERFLY, chipping bulkhead combings on Main Deck & clearing Motor Launch 19

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

1:00pm: MINER arrived

2:00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

3:00pm: MINER left

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Working party returned

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


AM – Discharged

To SS ELLENGA: F Sequiera, Officer’s Steward

To Shore: Kharusien, Seedie


PM - Discharged

To SS ELLENGA: 2 Chief Stoker – 1 Petty Officer – 3 Leading seaman – 1 Leading seaman Royal Navy Reserve – 2 Stoker 1st – 1 Senior Petty Officer– 1 Trimmer – 2 Able Seaman – 4 Officer’s Stewards

To No. 133 Basrah General Hospital: AJ Godfrey, Engine Room Artificer


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30 January 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

8:45am: HMS GNAT arrived

9:00am: Hospital Ship VARSOVA passed up

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed chipping bulkhead on Main Deck, painting steering chain coverings on quarter

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

2:00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Working party returned

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 3 pounds Milk being unfit for further use.



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31 January 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning outside of steam Cutter. Chipping & scraping of bulkheads on Main Deck & after hatch combings

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Working party returned

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct – FLYCATCHER left


AM – Joined

From Hospital: L Scott, Stoker


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LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1917


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Log Page – Specifications, Engines, Boilers, Propellors

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Log Page – Directions for filing Weather data

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Log Page – Instruments, Armament, Measurements


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1 February 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed scraping & chipping bulkhead on Main Deck, painting Native Engine Room Artificer’s cabin & working on canvas gear

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

1:00pm: Issued Quinine to Naval Ratings

1:10pm: Ship’s Company (White) paid in full

1:48pm: MINER arrived

2:00pm: Issued Quinine to Native Ratings - Hands employed painting outside of steam cutter & as in forenoon

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Working party returned

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From GNAT: C Ridgeway, Engine Room Artificer

From Shore: DR Mascarenhas, Officer’s Steward 2nd


AM – Discharged

To Hospital: A Skinner, Able Seaman

JCH Edgecombe, Gunner Royal Indian Marines having been invalided left for Bombay by Hospital Ship VARSOVA from Hospital


DR Mascarenhas, Officer’s Steward 2nd transferred to Royal Navy

MA Fernandez, General Mess Servant promoted to General Mess Servant 1st

N Fernandez entered as General Mess Servant 2nd


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2 February 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning woodwork on bathroom doors, scrapping and chipping on Main Deck

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Working party returned

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


PM - Discharged

To Shore: A Desial, Seedie


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3 February 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7”00am: Exercised Fire Stations

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

9:20am: MINER left

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship and getting stores From Motor Launch 19

12:00pm: Signal Books correct - Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Working party returned

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


PM - Discharged

To BUTTERFLY for GREENFLY: H Wright, Able Seaman


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4 February 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:00am: BUTTERFLY left

8:00am: GNAT left for Abadan -Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Liberty to Native Ratings

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

1:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

2:00pm: Issued Quinine to Native Ratings

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Working party returned

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

4:35pm: GNAT arrived from Abadan

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


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5 February 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed fitting Jackstays for awnings, cleaning inside of No. 1 Cutter, scraping bulkhead on Main Deck

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

2:00pm: Watch employed painting on Main Deck

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Working party returned

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 3 pounds Milk being unfit for further use.


PM – Joined

From Hospital: H Styles, Petty Officer


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6 February 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

9:00am: GNAT left for up river

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

2:00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

3:45pm: MINER arrived - Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Working party returned

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

From PROSERPINE: D Graham, Shipwright – EE Hines, Shipwright


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7 February 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed scraping deck head and painting engine room bulkhead on Main Deck

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

2:00pm: Liberty to Watch of Lascars

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Working party returned

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From Hospital: Sheik Hussain No. 10


AM – Discharged

To Shore: Ebrahim bin Shambe, Seedie


PM – Joined

From Hospital: L Bearspark, Able Seaman


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8 February 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:45am: ELLORA passed up

7:50am: ERINPURA passed down

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: GADFLY arrived - Hands employed painting on Main Deck

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

1:00pm: Issued Quinine to Naval Ratings

2:00pm: Issued Quinine to Native Ratings

2:15pm: Liberty to Watch of Lascars

3:30pm: WATERFLY arrived

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Working party returned

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From Shore: Ebrahim bin Shambe, Seedie


AM – Discharged

To Shore: Mahomed Ahmed, Seedie


PM – Joined

From GADFLY: D Robinson, Engine Room Artificer

From: Hospital: CW Helyer, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: CS Quinlan, Ship’s Steward’s Assistant

To SNAKEFLY: LA Andrews, Able Seaman


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9 February 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed painting on Main Deck

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

1:00pm: Hands piped down – Hospital Ship ELLORA passed down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Working party returned

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From Shore: Ahmed Dervash, Seedie


AM – Discharged

To Shore: Massasoud Tuian, Seedie


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10 February 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

3:00pm: HMS Lawrence arrived

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Working party returned

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 2 tins Tobacco – 6 pounds Milk being unfit for further use.


PM - Discharged

To SNAKEFLY for MOTH: L Scott, Stoker 1st

To SNAKEFLY for MAYFLY: H Styles, Petty Officer


Lost by theft whilst working on shore: IIB snatch block 16”, one in No. All inquiries failed to produce trace of same


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11 February 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct - SNAKEFLY left for upriver

9:45am: Divisions & Prayers

10:00am: Liberty to Native Ratings

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

1:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

2:00pm: Issued Quinine to Native Ratings

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Working party returned

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

From SS BLOSSE-LYNCH: HW Prior, Telegrapher


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12 February 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed scraping & painting Main Deck

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

3:45pm: Cleared up decks – HMS LAWRENCE left

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Working party returned

4:15pm: MINER left for Abadan

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 4 tins Corned Beef being unfit for further use.


AM – Joined

Lieutenant MV Harriss, Royal Navy


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13 February 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed painting & scraping on Main Deck

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

2:00pm: Furled awnings over quarterdeck

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Working party returned

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 8 Jars Pickles being unfit for further use.


PM – Joined

From SS KALIKA: CS Simpson, Engine Room Artificer


PM - Discharged

To Shore: Abdulla Murood, Seedie


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14 February 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:30am: GNAT left for Abadan

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed chipping and scraping on Main Deck

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

2:00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Working party returned

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 5 tins rabbit – 1 tin Tobacco – 1 1/2 pounds Milk being unfit for further use.


AM – Joined

From Shore: F Jumbo, Seedie


PM – Joined

From Trawler 9: JW Baldwin, Signalman – CN Leary, Telegrapher


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15 February 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:00am: WATERFLY left for Abadan

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning side screens, chipping & scraping bulkhead on Main Deck

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

12:28pm: MINER left for Abadan

1:00pm: Issued Quinine to Naval Ratings

2:00pm: Issued Quinine to Native Ratings

2:20pm: Liberty to Watch of Lascars

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Working party returned

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


AM – Discharged

To Hospital Ship VITA: M Thistlewhite, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve – C ridgeway, Engine Room Artificer – G Oliver, Engine Room Artificer


PM – Joined

From Hospital: J Hyett, Stoker 1st


PM – Discharged – Royal Indian Marine Ratings to Bombay by SS AKBAR

NO.14a Sheik Hussain, Lascar 1st (Invalided) – No. 21 Sheik Ismail, Lascar 2nd (time expired) –- No. 26 Galami Rayman, Lascar 3rd – No. 74 A D’sa General Mess Servant 2nd – No. 84 Morlah Rordah Topmast 1st

To Isolation Hospital: No.43 Aznuidin Sheik Ebraus, B Lascar 2nd (invalided)


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16 February 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed painting deck head on Main Deck

11:00am: Lascars cleaning Forecastle

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From Patrol 53: C Martin, Leading Stoker

From ALERT: AV Pantard, Signalman

From Royal Indian MarineS JUBA: Louis Morris, Engines Driver 1st – Salamandeen Baba Engines Driver 1st


AM – Discharged

Lieutenant Mr. V Harris


PM – Joined

Abdul Ali, Seedie


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: No. 32 Sheik Ali Yacoob, Lascar 4th


Promotions: No.16 Sheik Darwood, Lascar 2nd to Lascar 1st - No.24 Sheik Omser Brwa, Lascar 3rd to Lascar 2nd - No.32 Abdul Raymon, Lascar 4th to Lascar 3rd - No.40 Alli Jacob, Lascar Boy to Lascar 4th



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17 February 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship & discharging Motor Launch 19

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters -Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From Shore: J Abdulla, Seedie

Sub Lieutenant ED Davis Royal Navy Reserve


AM – Discharged

To Hospital: AV Pantard, Signalman


PM - Discharged

To GADFLY: JW Cawley, Stoker 1st


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18 February 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:00am: GADFLY left8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

9:45am: Divisions & Prayers

10:00am: Hands employed

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

1:30pm: Issued Quinine to Naval Ratings

2:00pm: Issued Quinine to Native Ratings

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Working party returned

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings


5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 1 tin Rabbit – 3 3/4 pounds Milk being unfit for further use.


Received full rations from Gorlzad & Son Bashire for Royal Indian Marine Establishment from SS CHAKLA

45 bags rice – 7 bags onions – 10 cases Ghee – 1 case Vinegar – 12 bags flour – 4 bags sugar

One bag sugar reported lost overboard whilst unloading from SS Chakla into Motor Launch 19


AM – Discharged

To GADFLY for MOTH: HW Prior, Telegrapher

To GADFLY for TARANTULA: JW Baldwin, Signalman – CN Leary, Telegrapher


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19 February 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot – SCOTSTOUN left

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed chipping & scraping combings of forward hatch & deck head forward of Main Deck

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Working party returned

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


AM – Discharged

To SCOTSTOUN for MANTIS: D Robinson, Engine Room Artificer

To SCOTSTOUN for MOTH: J Prentice, Chief Engine Room Artificer


Sub Lieutenant ED Davis Royal Navy Reserve left


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20 February 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

8:15am: MINER left

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship’s side outside of Steam Cutter, painting on Quarterdeck & chipping deck head on Main Deck

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

12:45pm: GREENFLY arrived

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Working party returned

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 1 jar Pickles – 3 3/4 pounds Milk being unfit for further use.


AM – Joined

From Shore: Saadula bin Freeham, Seedie


AM – Discharged

To GNAT: C Martin, Leading Stoker


PM – Joined

From GREENFLY: AV Cook, Able Seaman


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: AV Cook, Able Seaman


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21 February 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed scraping & chipping deck head on Main Deck – Making awnings for Steam Cutter & painting on Quarterdeck

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

2:00pm: WATERFLY arrived3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Working party returned

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct

11:00pm: Sheep – one in number found dead and thrown overboard – Lascar’s rations


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22 February 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

8:20am: GREENFLY left for down river

9:00am: GNAT left for up river

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed scraping & painting on Main Deck & repairing awnings

11:00am: GNAT passed down

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

1:00pm: Issued Quinine to Naval Ratings

2:00pm: Watch as in forenoon - Issued Quinine to Native Ratings

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Working party returned

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


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23 February 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed scraping & chipping on Main Deck

11:35am: MINER arrived

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Working party returned

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 1 tin of tobacco – 4 1/2 pounds Milk being unfit for further use.


PM – Returned

From Hospital: AJ Godfrey, Royal Indian Marine Engine Room Artificer


PM - Discharged

To Shore: Sabdulla Teroze, Seedie


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24 February 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:00am: Exercised Fire Stations

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

11:30am: GNAT arrived

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

2:00pm: Hands employed clearing Motor Launch 19

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Working party returned

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

From Hospital: AJ Skinner, Able Seaman


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: Ali Hassan, Seedie


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25 February 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct

9:45am: Divisions & Prayers

10:30am: Liberty to Native Ratings

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

1:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

2:00pm: Issued Quinine to Native Ratings

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Working party returned

4:30pm: Native Liberty men returned

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

7:30pm: MINER arrived

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct - FLYCATCHER arrived

11:00pm: Destroyed 3 jars of pickles 7 1/2 pounds Milk being unfit for further use.


AM – Joined

From Steam Trawler 14 : S Plume, Able Seaman – R Melley, Leading Stoker – C Coleby, Able Seaman


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26 February 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

6:25am: Hospital Ship VARELLA left

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

8:35am: Hospital Ship ERINPURA arrived

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed scraping & painting on Main Deck

1:30pm: GNAT left

3:30pm: MINER left

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Working party returned

4:30pm: FLYCATCHER left

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


AM – Discharged

To WATERFLY for MOTH: R Melley, Leading Seaman – G Coleby, Able Seaman


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27 February 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed painting on Main Deck

11:00am: MINER arrived

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

2:40pm: MINER left

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Working party returned

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

From PROSERPINE in lent: TO Bentley Able Seaman – J Stirling, Able Seaman – D Millar, Able Seaman

From Hospital: No. 26 Gulam Rayman, Lascar B


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28 February 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed scraping & chipping forward entry ports & gates. Touching up white paint work on Main Deck

11:20am: GREENFLY arrived

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Working party returned

4:25pm: MINER arrived

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


Drew from Field Treasury Basrah: Rupees - 4500 for Royal Indian Marine establishment 57 for Sweeps


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LOGS FOR MARCH 1917


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Log Page – Cover – March 1917

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Log Page – Cover – March 1917

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Log page – Specifications – Engines, Boilers, Propellors

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Log page – Directions for filing weather

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Log page – Specifications: Instruments, Armaments, Measurements


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1 March 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

3:00am: GNAT arrived

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

8:45am: MINER left

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed embarking stores on Motor Launch 19

11:00am: Paid Ship’s Company (Native) monthly money in full

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Muster by Open List

1:00pm: Quinine issued to Naval Ratings

2:00pm: Quinine issued to Native Ratings

2:30pm: Liberty to Watch of Lascars

2:40pm: GNAT left

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Working party returned

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From SS ELLENGA: AJ Brazier, Engine Room Artificer


PM – Joined

From Patrol Ship 60: James J Peterson, Leading Seaman Royal Navy Reserve – Hugh Gray, Seaman Royal Navy Reserve

From PROSERPINE: Charles F Falconer, Engine Room Artificer


PM - Discharged

To GNAT for MANTIS: Leonard Bearspark, Able Seaman

To Hospital: OS Simpson, Engine Room Artificer – Thomas Doolen, Petty Officer


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2 March 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands scraping & painting No. 2 Hold – starboard side

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

2:20pm: GRAYFLY left

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Working party returned

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

5:40pm: MINER arrived

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

Mr. GFC Long, Gunner Royal Indian Marine


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: Abdul bin Hassan, Seedie – Abadali Dirale, Seedie


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3 March 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:00am: Exercised Fire Stations

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

2:00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

2:10pm: MOTH arrived

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Working party returned

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 1 tin coffee – 3 3/4 pounds Milk being unfit for further use.


PM – Joined

From SS EGRA: James Follett, Sick Berth Attendant – WG Sadler, Able Seaman – James Sutter, Able Seaman – Robert McGregor, Stoker 1st – Erat Mayhew, Stoker 1st – Patrick Frieles, Able Seaman – Walter Wakefield, Ship’s Corporal – Jelthro Jewell, Able Seaman


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: Hassan Omer, Seedie

To Motor Launch7: Alfred J Orman, Leading Seaman


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4 March 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

9:00am: MINER left for down river9:45am: Divisions & Prayers

10:00am: Hands at rest

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Hands taking in Rations

12:10pm: Hired Transport ELEPHANTA passed up river

12:25pm: Hired Transport FRANZ FERDINAND passed up

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Working party returned

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

5:45pm: GREENFLY left for up river

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

From SS ELEPHANTA: Jon Garner, Petty Officer


PM - Discharged

To MOTH: W Tavner, Shipwright (lent) – Ernest E Haises, Shipwright


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5 March 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine – preparing for coaling

7:30am: Coal lighters came alongside, commenced coaling

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

9:10am: Hands holystoning deck

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

12:25pm: MOTH proceeded to Abadan

1:40pm: MINER arrived up

3:00pm: Finished coaling – received 140 tons of Country Coal - hands cleaning ship

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Working party returned

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


Victualled in error Saqqid bin Haji Abdulla, Seedie


AM – Joined

From Shore: Seedies: Sultan Abdul Rezak – Saqqid bin Haji Abdulla – Shanibi bin Gurniith


PM – Joined

From ALERT: Edward J Harris, Chief Stoker


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6 March 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands cleaning Main Deck paintwork & scrubbing canvas gear

12:00pm: Paid Naval Ratings for month of February Signal Books correct - Working party returned

1:30pm: Working party to Depot

2:00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness- MINER arrived from up river

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 6 pounds Milk being unfit for further use.


AM – Discharged

To SS EGRA: James fuller, Sick Berth Attendant – William J Sadler, Able Seaman –Robert McGregor, Stoker 1st – Emmanuel Makmer, Stoker 1st – Walter Wakefield Ship’s Corporal – James Sutter, Able Seaman – J Jewell, Able Seaman – James J Peterson, Leading Seaman Royal Navy Reserve –Hugh Gray, Seaman Royal Navy Reserve


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7 March 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands scraping No. 2 Hold, cleaning Main Deck paintwork

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned from Depot

1:30pm: Working party to Depot

2:00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Working party returned

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 2 tins Salmon being unfit for further use.


AM – Joined

From Hospital: Ali Hassan, Seedie


PM – Joined

From Hospital: Hassan Omar, Seedie


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8 March 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands cleaning ship’s side, putting 6 inch gears hawser ashore

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned from Depot

1:00pm: Working party to Depot – Quinine issued to Native Ratings - Quinine issued to Naval Ratings

2:00pm: Hands to Make and Mend clothes

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Working party returned

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 2 tins Rabbit - 6 pounds Milk being unfit for further use.


AM – Joined

From MOTH: A Hercock, Able Seaman


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: A Hercock, Able Seaman


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9 March 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands sealing side of No. 2 Hold

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

1:00pm: Working party to Depot

2:00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

3:15pm: SS ROSALIE arrived

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Working party returned

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

7:55pm: MAYFLY arrived from up river

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

From ROSALIE: Casmus D’Souza, Chief Cook – Rogue E Gavaloes, Officer’s Chef


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10 March 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

10:00am: Hands holystoning & cleaning paintwork

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Working party to Depot

2:00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Working party returned

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

6:30pm: MOTH arrived from Abadan

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 6 pounds 12 oz. Milk being unfit for further use.


AM – Joined

From BLOSS-LYNCH: Frederick Hayes, Able Seaman – Albert Parkiss, Able Seaman – James Reid, Stoker – Frederick Hardy, Stoker


PM – Joined

From Detention Quarters Cells: Josh G Perkins, Able Seaman

From Hospital: Abdul bin Hassan, Seedies – Arthur Frost, Able Seaman


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11 March 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

6:15am: MAYFLY left for up river

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

9:45am: Divisions – Divine Service

10:00am: Hands at Rest – Leave to Watch of Lascars & Stokers

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

2:00pm: Quinine issued to Native Ratings - Quinine issued to Naval Ratings

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Working party returned

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 5 tins Tobacco - 6 pounds Milk being unfit for further use.


AM – Joined

From Cells: DG Pluem, Able Seaman


AM – Discharged

To PROSERPINE: TO Beatty, Able Seaman – James Starling, Able Seaman – D Miller, Able Seaman

To MOTH: Frederick Hayes, Able Seaman


PM – Joined

From MOTH: Charles W Tavner, Shipwright – George FJ Tyak, Shipwright


PM - Discharged

To MOTH: Thomas Lavender, Able Seaman – Joshua G Perkins, Able Seaman

To DUMRA for JUNO: Patrick Miles, Able Seaman


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12 March 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:00am: Approximately 15 fathoms of 2 1/2” wire hawser flex made unfit for service by being jaded by Steam Launch Lewis pulley

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands painting forward Main Deck

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

12:50pm: MINER left for up river

1:12pm: MINER proceeded to coal wharf

1:30pm: Working party to Depot

2:00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon laying out stern anchor for ROSALIE

2:32pm: MINER passed down. 4 coal lighters in tow

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Working party returned

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


AM – Discharged

To MOTH for TARANTULA: James Reid, Stoker 1st

To MOTH for SNAKEFLY: Frederick Handy, Stoker 1st


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13 March 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands painting forward Main Deck

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Working party to Depot

2:00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Working party returned

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

From Patrol 16: James Black, Seaman Royal Navy Reserve – James Eggo, Seaman Royal Navy Reserve


PM - Discharged

To Shore: Ali Rejub, Seedie


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14 March 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands painting Main Deck & shifting stores in No. 2 Hold

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Working party to Depot

2:00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Working party returned

4:25pm: MINER arrived

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 2 tins Tobacco - 9 pounds Milk being unfit for further use.


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15 March 1917


Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

6:35am: MINER left for Abadan

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands chipping & scaling in No. 2 Hold & taking in stores

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Working party to Depot – Went taking in stores, found tumblers soda water 4 in No. broken in cask No. E 13

2:00pm: Hands to Make and Mend – Liberty to One Watch of Native Ratings

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Working party returned

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

6:15pm: MINER arrived

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


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16 March 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

6:50am: Hospital Ship SYRAI left

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

8:20am: Hospital Ship VARSOVA arrived

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands scaling ship’s side & No. 2 Hold

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Working party to Depot

2:00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Working party returned

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 2 tins Salmon – 2 tins Meat – 2 tins Rabbit – 3 pounds Milk being unfit for further use.


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: Ali Hassan, Seedie – L Morris, Engineer Driver


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17 March 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands cleaning ship throughout

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness – Read Warrant No. 23

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


AM – Discharged

To SS AKBAR: James Black, Seaman Royal Navy Reserve – Joseph Eggs, Seaman Royal Navy Reserve


PM – Joined

From SCOTSTOUN: Able Seamen Albert Shanks – Llewellyn Shine – James Sterling – David Miller


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18 March 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

9:45am: Divisions & Prayers

10:00am: Hands at Rest – Liberty to Watch of Native Crew

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Working party returned

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


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19 March 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands cleaning masts & yards & boat davits & variously employed

11:00am: tested Searchlights

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Working party to Depot

2:00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Working party returned

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


PM - Discharged

To ALERT: Harry Warner, Cooper


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20 March 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands painting in No. 2 Hold- cleaning forward bilges

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Working party to Depot

2:00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Working party returned

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings – GNAT arrived from upriver

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct

9:15pm: MINER arrived


AM – Joined

From MINER: Thomas Mason, Private


PM – Joined

From Hospital: Charles Cook, Able Seaman – Harry Saunders, Able Seaman

From PROSERPINE: Alfred G Adams, Ordinary Seaman – Robert C Gaymore, Ordinary Seaman – Frederick Arkill, Ordinary Seaman

From ALERT: James M Andrades, Officer’s Steward 3rd


PM - Discharged

To PROSERPINE: Able Seamen Llewellyn Shine – James Sterling – David Miller


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21 March 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine & scrubbing awnings

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

9:15am: MINER left for up river

10:00am: Hands cleaning bilges fore & aft & as previously employed

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Working party to Depot

2:00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon & store party to GNAT

2:40pm: MINER left for down river

3:05pm: FIREFLY arrived from up river

3:45pm: Cleared up decks – MAYFLY arrived

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct - Working party returned

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

5:50pm: GADFLY arrived from up river

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

From GNAT: Harry Harley, Able Seaman

From SNAKEFLY: Samuel Evans, Able Seaman – Alex Huntley, Able Seaman


PM - Discharged

To MINER for ALERT: Thomas Mason, Private

To MINER for GNAT: Arthur J Brazier, Engine Room Artificer

Broke out: Alex Huntley, Ordinary Seaman – Samuel Evans, Ordinary Seaman


Lost by two prisoners from ship’s boat:

Boat Hook, brass, one in No.

Boat Hook Stave, wood, one in No.

Rollock, iron, one in No.


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22 March 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed draining No. 1 Hold & as requisite

11:05am: MINER arrived

11:50am: Hospital Ship ELLORA left

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Working party to Depot - Quinine issued to Naval Ratings

2:00pm: Quinine issued to Native Ratings – Liberty to Watch of Lascars

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Working party returned

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

5:30pm: Native Liberty men returned

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From SS ELLENGA: Frank E Woodward, 3rd Writer – Walter C Overett, 3rd Writer – Alfred T Boxall, Stoker 1st


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23 March 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning No. 1 Hold & repairing awnings & cleaning waterline

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Working party to Depot

1:50pm: GADFLY left for down river

2:00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Working party returned

4:15pm: Fleet Messenger LUSETTA arrived

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

5:50pm: MINER left

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From Absence: A Huntley, Ordinary Seaman – S Evans, Able Seaman


PM – Joined

From Bandra: G Gladhill, 3rd writer


PM - Discharged

To SS ELLENGA: C Pickles, Leading Seaman

To FIREFLY: CF Falconer, Engine Room Artificer


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24 March 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

5:50aM: HMS MOZZAFIR left

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:00am: Exercised Fire Stations

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

11:00am: MINER arrived

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

2:00pm: Hands employed as requisite

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Read Warrant No. 24

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

7:35pm: FLYCATCHER arrived with Senior Naval Officer

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


Broken by HMS PROSERPINE steam boat – steam boat’s mast, one in No.


AM – Joined

From ALERT: H Warner, Cooper


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: No. 47 Sheik Mahomed Ebrahim, Stoker 1st


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25 March 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot – GNAT left up river

9:45am: Divisions and Prayers

10:00am: Leave to Watch of Lascars

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

1:55pm: FIREFLY left down river

2:00pm: Quinine issued to Native Ratings

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From FLYCATCHER: G Shaw, Leading Seaman – G Bright, Able Seaman – A Miles, Signalman

From GNAT: H Sarwin, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve


PM - Discharged

To Leave: L Razar, Seedie

To GNAT for MOTH: CJ Cook, Able Seaman – DR Mascarenhas, Officer’s Steward


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26 March 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:00am: Read Warrant Nos. 25 & 26

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship & No. 1 Hold – painting Officer’s cabins & making fenders for dinghys

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Working party to Depot

2:00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct - Working party returned

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


AM – Discharged

To FM D’Costa, Cook 2nd – P D’Souza, Temporary Cook


PM – Joined

From Hospital: AV Cook, Able Seaman – A Cook, Engine Room Artificer – PS Quinlan, Ship’s Steward Assistant - T Doolan, Petty Officer

From MINER: TH Lindsay, Signalman


PM - Discharged

To Shore: JM Andradaes, Officer’s steward

To PROSERPINE: HE Fox, Telegrapher – R Starling, Ordinary Seaman


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27 March 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed scaling in fore hold, painting Officers’ cabins

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Working party to Depot

2:00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct - Working party returned

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness – tried steam steering gear

6:00pm: Read Warrant No. 27

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From Motor Launch 7: J Orman, Leading Seaman


AM – Discharged

To Motor Launch 7: T Doolan, Petty Officer


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28 March 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

6:30am: HMS MINER left

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed scaling for hold, cleaning paintwork & upper deck

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Working party to Depot

2:00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct - Working party returned

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From Shore: Mohamed bib Mohern, Seedie


PM - Discharged

To SCOTSTOUN for MOTH: H Saunders, Able Seaman – TP Hughes, Ordinary Seaman

To SCOTSTOUN for GNAT: H Scriven, Stoker Royal Fleet Reserve

To SCOTSTOUN for GREENFLY: AV Cook, Able Seaman


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29 March 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

5:55am: SCOTSTOUN left for up river

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

8:30am: Hospital Ship MADRAS passed up

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed painting in forehold, making fenders & as requisite

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Quinine issued to Naval Ratings

2:00pm: Quinine issued to Native Ratings – Liberty to Watch of Lascars –

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct - Working party returned

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 2 tins salmon – 10 tins meat – 14 pounds Rabbit – 1 Jar Pickles - 6 pounds Milk being unfit for further use.


Drew from Field Treasury Basrah:

4400 Rupees & 37 for Sweeps


PM - Discharged

To MINER: T Lindsay, Signalman


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30 March 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed painting in forehold & as requisite

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Working party to Depot

3:00pm: HMS BLACKFLY arrived

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct - Working party returned

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 3 Jars Pickles being unfit for further use.


AM – Joined

From Shore: Abdulla Saeed, Seedie

From SS BARPETA: J Edwards Engine Room Artificer


PM – Joined

From SS BARPETA: Abdulla Sidar, Officer’s Steward – Xavia D’Souza, Officer’s Cook


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31 March 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands cleaning ship

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

2:00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: MINER arrived

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


AM – Discharged

To MANTIS: Abdulla Sedar, Officer’s steward – Xaviar D‘Souza, Officer’s Cook


PM - Discharged

To Shore: Hazi Abdulla, Seedie


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LOGS FOR APRIL 1917


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Log Page – Cover April 1917

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Log Page – Specifications: Engines – Boilers - Propellors

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Log Page – Directions for filing Weather

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Log Page – Specifications: Instruments – Armaments - Measurements


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1 April 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

9:45am: Divisions and Prayers – Church party landed

10:00am: Liberty to Native Ratings – Church party returned

11:00am: MINER left for Abadan

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

2:00pm: Issued Quinine to Native Ratings

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct - Working party returned

4:45pm: Liberty men returned (Native)

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


AM – Discharged

To MINER for FIREFLY: G Shaw, Leading Seaman


PM – Joined

From MANTIS: T Dewar, Able Seaman – J White, Stoker Royal Fleet Reserve


PM - Discharged

To MANTIS: S Plume, Able Seaman


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2 April 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:10am: MAYFLY left for up river

7:15am: SNAKEFLY left for up river

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed painting in fore hold, preparing awnings for bending [installing] & as requisite

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Working party to Depot

2:00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct - Working party returned

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

From MANTIS: J Kissing, Officer’s Steward


PM - Discharged

To MANTIS for TARANTULA: A Perkins, Ordinary Seaman

To MANTIS for GRAYFLY: A Shanks, Able Seaman


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3 April 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:00am: HMS MANTIS left

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed spreading awnings, placing guns in BLACKFLY & as requisite

10:15am: HMS MINER left for Abadan

11:15am: HMS SEDGEFLY arrived

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Working party to Depot

2:00pm: Hands employed bending double awnings & as requisite

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct - Working party returned

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From Hospital: Abdulla Razor, Bhandry


PM – Joined

From PROSERPINE: L Bearspark, Able Seaman – K Poole, Carpenter’s crew – H Wright, Able Seaman – J O’Connor, Able Seaman – V Cook, Able Seaman – C Nilson, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve

From BLACKFLY: T Jones, Stoker


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4 April 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed fitting & bending awnings

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Working party to Depot

2:00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct - Working party returned

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


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5 April 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed altering & bending awnings, cleaning forward store room & as requisite

11:00am: Hospital Ship TAKADA passed down

11:30am: Hospital Ship SYRIA passed up

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Working party to Depot – Quinine issued to Naval Ratings

2:00pm: Issued Quinine to Native Ratings – Hands employed as in forenoon – Liberty to Watch of Lascars

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct - Working party returned

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


PM - Discharged

To Shore: Mahomed Leban, Seedie – Ali Essa, Seedie

To Hospital: T Jones, Stoker Royal Fleet Reserve


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6 April 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed hoisting in guns, cleaning out Bos’un’s storeroom, & as requisite - HMS SEDGEFLY alongside

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

2:00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct - Working party returned

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned - HMS MINER arrived

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


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7 April 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407


1:00am: Cautioned and warned Assistant Paymaster WH Gray Royal Navy Reserve for creating a disturbance in the Warrant Ratings at Midnight

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:00am: Exercised Fire Stations

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct - Working party returned

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

From PROSERPINE: G Lyttle, Able Seaman – L Ager, Able Seaman – T Davison, Able Seaman

From ALERT: F Broughton, Able Seaman

From MINER: NC Bartram, Able Seaman – AH Foster, Able Seaman

From GREENFLY: HC Widger, Engine Room Artificer


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8 April 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:10am: MINER left for down river

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Small Working party to Depot

9:40am: Church party landed

9:45am: Divisions and Prayers

10:00am: Liberty to Native Ratings

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

2:00pm: Issued Quinine to Native Ratings

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct - Working party returned

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From GNAT: Surgeon Thatcher, Royal Navy


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9 April 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:00am: HMS GREENFLY left

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed rigging gear to lift broken pontoon

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

2:00pm: Hands employed rigging gear for diving operations

2:30pm: HMS GADFLY arrived

3:00pm: MINER arrived

3:40pm: MINER came alongside

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct - Working party returned

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 1 tin Coffee – 74 tins Tobacco – 6 tins Milk being unfit for further use.


AM – Joined

From Patrol 56: D Mascarenhas, Officer’s Steward


AM – Discharged

To Hospital: G Phillips, Plumber –HC Widger, Engine Room Artificer


PM – Joined

From SS CHENAB: H Lloyd, Engine Room Artificer


PM - Discharged

To SS EDAVANA to proceed to Bombay for Leave per Engine Room Artificer Godfrey: 20 Lascars –15 Stokers – 3 Domestics – 2 Topasies


To Hired Transport [SS] EDAVANA: T Dewar, Leading Seaman – J White, Stoker Royal Fleet Reserve – J Kissing, Officer’s Steward – L Bearspark, Able Seaman – R Poole, Chief Armourer – H Wright, Able Seaman – J O’Connor, Able Seaman – AV Cook, Able Seaman – C Nilson, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve – WC Bartram, Able Seaman – AH Foster, Able Seaman – A Orman, Leading Seaman – W Swift, Able Seaman – N Copeland, Able Seaman

To ALERT: H Lloyd, Engine Room Artificer


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10 April 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed assisting to raise pontoon

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct - Working party returned

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 2 tins Milk being unfit for further use.


AM – Discharged

To Hospital: Matkan Sweeper Royal Navy Depot


PM – Joined

From Medical Quarters Basrah: NF Bray, Able Seaman – H Ashley, Able Seaman

From Hospital: T Jones, Stoker 1st


PM - Discharged

To SEDGEFLY for GRAYFLY: H Ashley, Able Seaman

To GADFLY: HJ Baston, Signalman


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11 April 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot – SEDGEFLY arrived

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed at Depot

11:30pm: ALERT arrived

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct - Working party returned

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 2 pounds Meat being unfit for further use.


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12 April 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands sealing frames in Bos'un's storeroom

11:00am: Six caulkers from Royal Indian Marine Dockyard commenced to caulk Quarterdeck

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Working party to Depot

2:00pm: Issued Quinine to Naval Ratings – Issued Quinine to Native Ratings – Leave to Watch of Lascars

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct - Working party returned

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


AM – Discharged

To ERINPURA: E Turner, Stoker – A Millar, Carpenter’s Crew – H Sawyer, Able Seaman – H Harley, Able Seaman


PM – Joined

From ALERT: W Sangster, Carpenter’s crew

From PROSERPINE: F Collins, Senior Petty Officer


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13 April 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct - Working party returned

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

From ALERT: TJ Pitts, Chief Petty Officer


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: G Orten, Ship’s Steward Assistant

To Motor Launch 19: F Collins, Senior Petty Officer


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14 April 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Working party to Depot

2:00pm: Piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct - Working party returned

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 5 tins Milk being unfit for further use.


PM – Joined

From Hospital: FW Rankin, Able Seaman

From Leave: L Razar, Seedie

From PROSERPINE: HM Foreman, Ordinary Seaman


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15 April 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:30am: Liberty to Native Ratings

10:30am: HMS HOVERFLY arrived

11:10am: HMS DRAGONFLY arrived

11:35am: HMS CADDISFLY arrived

11:45am: HMS CRANEFLY arrived

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct - Working party returned

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 3 tins Milk being unfit for further use.


AM – Joined

From ELEPHANTA: William Jannis, Senior Petty Officer

From Passage: Sub Lieutenant Dennis, Royal Navy Reserve


PM – Joined

From ALERT: H Lloyd, Engine Room Artificer


PM - Discharged

To BUSHRIE for DWARKA: Abdul Rizak, Seedie


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16 April 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine – proceeded for coaling

7:00am: Coal barges came alongside – commenced coaling

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed scraping pitch on decks

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Working party to Depot

2:00pm: Hands employed scraping pitch on decks

3:30pm: Finished coaling – received 140 tons coal

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct - Working party returned

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From Motor Launch 19: A Gills, Chief Stoker

From Shore: Seedies Gulani Razik – Ebrahim bin Mohamed – Abdulla Karroo – Yousof Suliman


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: Mohamed Juffer, Lascar 2nd


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17 April 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

10:00am: Hands employed placing guns in CADDISFLY. Hoisted & painted steam Cutter No. 1. Cleaned ship & as requisite – CADDISFLY came alongside to receive guns

11:00am: CADDISFLY left to make fast at buoy

11:30am: GADFLY left for up river – Caulkers on board caulking upper deck

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Working party to Depot

2:00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

3:05pm: BUTTERFLY arrived

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct - Working party returned

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

6:00pm: FLYCATCHER arrived with Senior Naval Officer

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From GADFLY: AG Gilbert, Able Seaman


AM – Discharged

To GADFLY for SCOTSTOUN:TJ Pitts, Chief Petty Officer

To GADFLY for MOTH: H Lloyd, Engine Room Artificer

To India: L Monis, Engineer

To Hospital No. 3: Thatcher, Surgeon Royal Navy


PM – Joined

From BUTTERFLY: AJ Taylor, Able Seaman – R Osborn, Able Seaman – N Lake, Ordinary Seaman – G Wilcock, Ordinary Seaman – F Lloyd, Officer’s Steward 1st


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18 April 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

9:00am: Caulkers on board caulking upper deck

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning paintwork on Main deck & fitting lines to awnings

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

12:55pm: FLYCATCHER left for up river

1:00pm: Working party to Depot

2:00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct - Working party returned

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


AM – Discharged

To MINER: JJ Gardner, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve – FA Brighton, Able Seaman

To Bombay: CW Shephard, Assistant Surgeon


PM - Discharged

To BUTTERFLY: WF Bray, Able Seaman

To FLYCATCHER: Diego J Gorney, Officer’s Steward

To Hospital: No. 33 Ismail, Lascar 4th


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19 April 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

9:00am: Caulkers on board caulking upper deck

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: HMS HOVERFLY came alongside - Hands employed placing guns on HMS HOVERFLY & as requisite

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Working party to Depot - Issued Quinine to Naval Ratings

2:00pm: Issued Quinine to Native Ratings

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct - Working party returned

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct – Finished caulking upper deck


PM – Joined

From Hospital: Ali Hassan, Seedie


PM - Discharged

To ALERT: N Burnett, Able Seaman – W Mortimer, Able Seaman


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20 April 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

10:00am: Hands employed scraping deck

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Working party to Depot

2:00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct - Working party returned

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: Farquhar Martin Leading Carpenter’s Crew – Abdulla Youma, Tindal – W Glenster, Stoker 1st


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21 April 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:00am: Exercised fire stations

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

10:00am: Hands employed

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


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22 April 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions – Church party landed

11:00am: Issued Quinine to Native Ratings – Leaver to Native Ratings

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

2:00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct - Working party returned

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From Bombay via ROSALEEN: MX Mascarenhas, Ship’s steward – Abdool Gafoor, Bhandary


PM – Joined

From FIREFLY: N Edge, Ordinary Seaman – R Wrattin, Able Seaman

From CRANEFLY: P Neal, Leading Seaman


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23 April 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed painting in Bos’un’s Storeroom

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Working party to Depot

2:00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct - Working party returned

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From ALERT: S Hawker, Assistant Paymaster, Royal Navy


AM – Discharged

To HOVERFLY: D Ennis, Sub Lieutenant Royal Navy Reserve

To HOVERFLY for SCOTSTOUN: D Osborn, Able Seaman

To HOVERFLY for GRAYFLY: G Bright, Able Seaman

To HOVERFLY for TARANTULA: F Skinner, Leading Stoker


PM – Joined

From CRANEFLY: F Pryar, Leading Seaman


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: C Hellyer, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve – JW Wilson, Engine Room Artificer – FW Remkin, Able Seaman

To CRANEFLY: AE Gilbert, Able Seaman

To BUTTERFLY: P Neal, Leading Seaman


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24 April 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed painting in Bos’un’s storeroom

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct - Working party returned

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


AM – Discharged

To FIREFLY: J Garner, Petty Officer – Mohamed bin Mohamed, Suter


PM - Discharged

To DRAGONFLY: F Pryor, Leading Seaman


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25 April 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands rattling down & as requisite

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Working party to Depot

2:00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct - Working party returned

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From MARYLAND: AH Hicks, Chief Petty Officer –S Outen, Engine Room Artificer – T Padden, Engine Room Artificer – J Lucas, Petty Officer – FV Massey, Petty Officer – H Stockbridge, Senior Petty Officer – T Johnson, Able Seaman –F Pulleyblank Able Seaman – S Dixon, Able Seaman – W Sugram, Able Seaman – J Gabriel, Able Seaman – F Ganard, Able Seaman – W Dear, Stoker 1st – A Gregory, Stoker 1st – GA Roberts, Stoker 1st – A Williams, Stoker 1st – J Bennett, Signalman Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve - E Simon, Telegrapher

From MINER: M Smith, Seaman Royal Navy Reserve

From FIREFLY: G Tutt, Petty Officer


PM - Discharged

To ALERT (lent): J Bennett, Signalman Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve


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26 April 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed rattling down rigging & painting Assistant Surgeon’s Cabin

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Working party to Depot

2:00pm: Issued Quinine to Naval Ratings - Issued Quinine to Native Ratings

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct - Working party returned

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 12 tins Milk being unfit for further use.


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27 April 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed rigging side screens & as requisite

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Working party to Depot

2:00pm: Hands employed as requisite

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct - Working party returned

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 6 tins Rabbit being unfit for further use.


PM – Joined

From Patrol Ship 58: M Chisain, Seaman Royal Navy Reserve – V Richardson, Able Seaman Royal Navy Reserve


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: J Hyett, Stoker 1st


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28 April 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:30am: Fleet Messenger ROSALEEN left

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct - Working party returned

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings – GNAT arrived

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From FLYCATCHER: Diego J Gomez, Officer’s steward


PM – Joined

From GNAT: DA Wilson, Able Seaman – AC Daniels, Ordinary Seaman – WR Ayre, Chief Petty Officer – H Hall, Stoker 1st – L Scott, Stoker 1st

From Hospital: G Orton Ship’s Steward Assistant

From Motor Launch 8: G Grunebal, Stoker 1st


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: E Henley, Senior Petty Officer – A Halsain, Seedie

To Motor Launch 8: T Jones, Stoker 1st


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29 April 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

2:30am: Sumbers found broken glass in Glass Cupboard ex. Soda one in number – Tonghamed, one in number

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

9:30am: Church of England party landed

9:45am: Divisions and Prayers

10:00am: Liberty to Native Ratings

11:00am: Church party returned

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Issued Quinine to Naval Ratings - Issued Quinine to Native Ratings

1:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct -

4:30pm: Native Liberty men returned

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From FLYCATCHER: E Arnold, Able Seaman

From Harbour Patrol 2: A Murphy, Seaman Royal Navy Reserve


PM – Joined

From BUTTERFLY: EJ Ewington, Stoker Royal Fleet Reserve


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30 April 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed rattling down & fitting side screens

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct - Working party returned

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


AM – Discharged

To MINER N Smith, Seaman Royal Navy Reserve


PM – Joined

From Hospital: FW Rankin, Able Seaman – V Hill, Hand


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: DA Williams, Able Seaman – AC Daniels, Ordinary seaman – WR Ayre, Chief Petty Officer


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LOGS FOR MAY 1917


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Log Page – Specifications – Engines – Boilers - Propellors

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Log Page – Directions for Filing Weather Reports

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Log Page – Specifications – Instruments – Armament – Measurements


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1 May 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

5:45am: Working party to Depot

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct - Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct - Working party returned

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


AM – Discharged

To ALERT: A Frost, Able Seaman


PM – Joined

Captain GVC Knox, Royal Navy [Gerard Vivian Cuff Knox]

From ALERT: W Barnett, Able Seaman

From CRANEFLY: R Simmons, Leading Signalman

From Hired Transport EDAVANA: PH Berry, Engine Room Artificer

From Hospital: Abdulla Yousma, Tindal


PM - Discharged

To FLYCATCHER: G Wilcocks, Ordinary Seaman


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2 May 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

5:45am: Working party to Depot

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed rattling down foremast rigging

11:00am: Turned all boats’ falls end for end

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Piped down

2:00pm: Natives employed as in forenoon

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct - Working party returned

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness – Read Warrants No. 28 & 29

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

From Hospital: Ahmed Hassan, Seedie – E Phillips, Ship’s Steward Assistant

From Hired Transport CHANDA: GA Cambell, Plumber


PM - Discharged

To Medical Quarters Basrah: L Scott, Stoker 1st – H Hall, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve


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3 May 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

5:45am: Working party to Depot

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed rattling down & as requisite

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Piped down – Issued Quinine to Naval Ratings - Issued Quinine to Native Ratings

2:00pm: Liberty to Watch of Lascars

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct - Working party returned

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


AM – Discharged

To Hired Transport EGRA: F Lloyd, Officer’s Steward – N Edge, Ordinary Seaman – R Wratten, Able Seaman – A Gills, Chief Stoker – G Tutt, Petty Officer – M Chisam, Seaman Royal Navy Reserve – V Richardson, Able Seaman Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve – G Grumball, STRX 1st – A Murphy, Seaman Royal Navy Reserve – EJ Ewington, Stoker – N Burnett, Able Seaman – R Simmons, Leading Seaman

To Sick Mess: H Danith, Senior Petty Officer


PM – Discharged

Captain CR [Cathcart Romer] Wason, Royal Navy left

To Leave 3-6-17: Diego G Gomez, Captain’s Steward

To GNAT for MANTIS: FW Rankin, Able Seaman


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4 May 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

5:45am: Working party to Depot

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed rattling down foremast, turning out lines & overhauling blocks of cat falls

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct - Working party returned

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 2 tins Meat being unfit for further use.


PM – Joined

From PROSERPINE: J Mullen, Shipwright


PM - Discharged

To Abadan for duty: W Jarvis, Senior Petty Officer

To Absence: Sultan Abdul Razek, Seedie


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5 May 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:20am: HMS MOZZAFIR left with Rear Admiral

5:30am: Hands

5:45am: Working party to Depot

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct - Working party returned

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

7:55pm: HMS MOTH arrived from up river

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: AJ Skinner, Able Seaman – WR Wilkins, Able Seaman

To Leave 7-7-17: Wasjuma Hussain, Tindal


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6 May 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

5:45am: Working party to Depot

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:30am: Church party landed

9:45am: Divisions & Prayers

10:00am: Liberty to Lascars

11:00am: Church party returned

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From MOTH: WJ Hollis, Engine Room Artificer – A Boon, Senior Petty Officer – G Chester, Stoker 1st – R Davis, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve – C Vestey, Able Seaman – D Paiches, Able Seaman – FF Bennett, Carpenter’s Crew


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7 May 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

5:45am: Working party to Depot

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

9:30am: HMS DRAGONFLY came alongside

10:00am: Hands employed restoring Bos’un’s Storeroom & mounting gun on HMS DRAGONFLY

10:35am: STONEFLY arrived

10:45am: DRAGONFLY left for moorings

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct - Working party returned

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

From WATERFLY: E Hall, Stoker 1st – J Riddle, Able Seaman

From Hospital: E Hensley, Senior Petty Officer

From GRAYFLY: A Shanks, Able Seaman

From Shore: Jaurwun Bin Abdul Gelit, Seedie


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: Ali Hassan, Seedie

To Absence: Abdulla Said, Seedie


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8 May 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:10am: CRANEFLY left for up river

5:30am: Hands

5:45am: Working party to Depot

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed restoring Bos’un’s Storeroom, fitting stops to side screens

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct - Working party returned

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 11 pounds Milk being unfit for further use.


PM – Joined

From PROSERPINE: AL Edwards, 3rd writer – E Griffiths, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve – J Marsh, Ordinary Seaman

From CHAKDINA: Xavier Gundricks, Mess Butler


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9 May 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

5:45am: Working party to Depot

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed scraping ship’s side

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct - Working party returned

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

5:30pm: CRANEFLY arrived

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


AM – Discharged

To Motor Launch 8: H Daniels, Senior Petty Officer

To MINER: AG Adams, Ordinary Seaman


PM – Joined

From Hospital: T Brannan, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: No. 58 Resomu Ali, Lascar


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10 May 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

5:45am: Working party to Depot

6:00am: Morning Routine

6:10am: MINER came alongside

7:20am: MINER left for Abadan

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed chipping ship’s side

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct - Working party returned

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From Hospital: No. 19 Mahomed Jeffer, Lascar 2nd


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11 May 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

5:45am: Working party to Depot

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed restoring ForeHold – Tested flooding arrangements of magazines

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct - Working party returned

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct

10:00pm: Furled Forecastle awnings due to heavy squall from NW with rain and lightning


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: H Warner, Cooper


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12 May 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

5:45am: Working party to Depot

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct - Working party returned

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

From Hospital: JW Wilson, Engine Room Artificer


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13 May 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

5:45am: Working party to Depot

6:00am: Morning Routine

6:30am: Roman Catholic Church party landed

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Church of England party to PROSERPINE

9:25am: Non Conformists landed

10:00am: Church of England returned

10:30am: Divisions

11:00am: Non Conformists returned

11:15am: Liberty to Lascars

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Discharged Motor Launch 19 with stores

1:00pm: Issued Quinine to Naval Ratings - Issued Quinine to Native Ratings

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct - Working party returned

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From 14 Kite Balloon Section: GJ McAlvity Aerialist


PM – Joined

From ALERT: J Perry, Able Seaman

From FLYCATCHER: D McIntosh, Deck Hand


PM - Discharged

To DWARKA: AL Edwards, 3rd Writer – No. 79 FC Soaris, Butler – No. 49 Azmurdin Kutbudin, Lascar Stoker 1st

To England: Engineering Commander R Bryan, Royal Navy


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14 May 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:45am: Working party to Depot

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed restoring Fore hold

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct - Working party returned

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From SS HARMONICS: HR Wilson, Able Seaman – S Shore, Able Seaman

From ELEPHANTA: CN Roberts, Stoker 1st

From ALERT: J Bennet, Signalman


AM – Discharged

To ELEPHANTA for England: W Hollis, Engine Room Artificer – A Boar, Senior Petty Officer – G Chester, Stoker 1st – E Hall, Stoker 1st – R Davis, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve – C Vertey, Able Seaman – D Pincher, Able Seaman – J Riddle, Able Seaman – A Shanks, Able Seaman – FF Burnett, Carpenter’s crew

To ELEPHANTA for Ceylon: G McNulty, Armourer 2nd – F Rogers, Signalman – NP Nolan, 3rd Writer – W Beattie, 3rd Writer – G Otter, Ship’s Steward Assistant


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15 May 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine

5:45am: Working party to Depot

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed restoring holds

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct - Working party returned

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

5:30pm: FIREFLY arrived

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 1 lb Salmon – 43 tins Tobacco - 9 pounds Milk being unfit for further use.


AM – Discharged

To ALERT: J Perry, Able Seaman


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: HP Gardner, Senior Petty Officer

To MINER for GNAT: J Marsh, Ordinary Seaman

To MINER for TARANTULA: T Brannanum, Stoker


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16 May 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine

5:45am: Working party to Depot

6:00am: Morning Routine – MINER left for up river

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot - FIREFLY arrived

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed restoring holds

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct - Working party returned

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From Hospital: No. 58 Keromi Alli, Lascar


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17 May 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine

5:45am: Working party to Depot

6:00am: Morning Routine –HMS STONEFLY left

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed chipping ship’s side- MINER arrived

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct - Working party returned

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


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18 May 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine

5:45am: Working party to Depot

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed chipping ship’s side & turning out sheaves of boats falls blocks

10:30am: HMS MINER left for down river

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct - Working party returned

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


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19 May 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine

5:45am: Working party to Depot

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Saturday morning Routine & cleaning ship

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct - Working party returned

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

5:10pm: HMS SAWFLY arrived

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

From SAWFLY: A Day, Able Seaman – S Whitchend, Able Seaman

From CHAKLA: CH Royal, Able Seaman – FG Perfect, Signalman – D Thompson, Able Seaman – G Cordugly, Able Seaman – J Birmingham, Able Seaman – WA Roper, Able Seaman – C Hillyard, Able Seaman – S Smith, Able Seaman – R Church, Stoker 1st – EL Muttar, Senior Petty Officer


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20 May 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine

5:45am: Working party to Depot

6:00am: Morning Routine

6:30am: Roman Catholic Church party landed

7:00am: Church party returned

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

8:40am: NonConformist Church party landed

9:00am: Church of England Church party to PROSERPINE

9:55am: Church parties returned

10:15am: Divisions

10:30am: Liberty to Watch of Lascars

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct - Working party returned

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

From SAWFLY: J Baur, Signalman


PM - Discharged

To Shore: Mahomed bin Ali, Officer’s steward

To SAWFLY: A Miles, Signalman

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21 May 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine

5:45am: Working party to Depot

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed chipping ship’s side

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct - Working party returned

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From SAWFLY: J Briggs, Stoker 2nd


PM - Discharged

To SAWFLY: J Edwards, Engine Room Artificer – R morton, Stoker 1st

To Cells: J Briggs, Stoker 2nd

To Hospital: CT Hornbork, Chief Writer – CH Royal, Able Seaman – A Day, Able Seaman – J Cassidy, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve


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22 May 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine

5:30am: Commenced unmooring

5:5am: Working party to Depot

6:30am: SAWFLY left

7:10am: Unmoored

7:30am: Port anchor aweigh – shifted two shackles of Port cable

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: HMS TARANTULA arrived

10:45am: Helm & Engines as required – weighed Starboard anchor

10:47am: Let go Starboard anchor, shifted three shackles of Starboard cable

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

12:30pm: Veered Port cable. Helm & Engines as required

12:35pm:Let go Starboard Bower – Hands mooring ship

2:00pm: Finished mooring ship – Hands returning gear

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct



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23 May 1917


Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine

5:30am: Commenced surveying five shackles of cable

5:45am: Working party to Depot

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed surveying cable

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:20pm: LUSETTA arrived

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct - Working party returned

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 8 tins Tobacco - 6 pounds Milk being unfit for further use.


AM – Joined

From CHAKDINA: F Neale, Sick Berth Steward – AG Drew, Master at Arms T Boyle, Leading Seaman Royal Navy Reserve – H Bridge, Able Seaman – A Cass, Able Seaman


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: Warsam Ibrahim, Seedie


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24 May 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine

5:30am: Morning Routine

5:45am: Working party to Depot

6:15am: FIREFLY came alongside

7:30am: FIREFLY left

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed chipping & scraping waterline & cleaning paintwork on Main Deck

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct - Working party returned

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From MOZZAFIR: A Matten, Petty Officer – M Harvey, Leading Telegrapher

From EGRA: JG Walker, Chief Petty Officer – E Luckling, Engine Room Artificer – F Brazin, Seaman – J Heyler, Telegrapher

From MINER: TE Lindsay, Signalman Royal Navy Reserve


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: TE Lindsay, Signalman Royal Navy Reserve


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25 May 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine

5:30am: Morning Routine – prepared for Coaling

5:40am: Working party to Depot

7:30am: Coal lighter came alongside

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned – Tested Magazine flooding arrangements

9:00am: Working party to Depot

10:00am: Hands employed holystoning & as requisite – MOZZAFIR arrived

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Coaling ship

2:30pm: HMS MOZZAFIR left

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:15pm: Finished coaling – commenced washing down

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct

12:00mid: Liberty men returned


PM – Joined

From PROSERPINE: JW Wood, Stoker 1st – W Gunn, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve – M Gardner, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve – C Scotting, Stoker 1st


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26 May 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine

5:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

From GRAYFLY: RL Roberts, Petty Officer – GW Bright, Able Seaman – S Newton, Stoker – S Davrel, Officer’s Steward -

From TARANTULA: W Kurdui, Senior Petty Officer – AE Smith, Petty Officer – SW West, Shipwright – D Milne, Leading Seaman – W Stevenson, Able Seaman – WJ Budd, Able Seaman –J Harnott, Able Seaman – T Stone, Ordinary Seaman – J Brannan, Stoker – JG Errick, Stoker – P Beham, Stoker


PM - Discharged

To OZARDA: EW Mutton, Senior Petty Officer – F Perfect, Signalman – D Thompson, Able Seaman –J Birmingham, Able Seaman – WA Roper, Able Seaman – C Hillyard, Able Seaman – S Smith, Able Seaman – R Church, Stoker 1st – C Falconer, Engine Room Artificer – H Day, Senior Petty Officer – W Mosley, Leading Stoker – J Munay, Able Seaman – A Matten, Petty Officer – M Harvey, Leading Telegrapher – E Howes, Telegrapher – J Barnbaum, Sick Berth Attendant – G Slaw, Leading Seaman – D McIntoch, Deck Hand


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27 May 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine

6:30am: Roman Catholic Church party landed

7:30am: Roman Catholic party returned

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

8:40am: Church of England party landed

9:45am: Wesleyans landed

9:50am:Church of England party returned

10:15am: Divisions

10:30am: Liberty to Watch of Lascars

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct - Working party returned

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


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28 May 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine

5:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:30am: Hands employed making up awnings & as requisite

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct - Working party returned

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Discharged

To FIREFLY: H Bridge, Able Seaman – A Can, Able Seaman – D Graham, Shipwright (lent A ring)

To PROSERPINE: J Kaney, Telegrapher


PM – Joined

From Patrol Ship 90: J Kaney, Telegrapher

From: OWES: J Hughes, Ordinary Telegrapher

From MINER: H Nevas, Able Seaman


PM - Discharged

To PROSERPINE: E Pattengile, Stoker


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29 May 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine

5:45am: Working party to Depot & Admiral’s house

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed chipping ship’s side

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct - Working party returned

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From Shore: Mahomed Yeheyah, Seedie


PM – Joined

From Detention: H Hale, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve


PM – Discharged

To Hospital: E Harris, Chief Stoker – H Hunt, Able Seaman – G Corduigly, Seaman Royal Navy Reserve


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30 May 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine

5:45am: Working party to Depot & Admiral’s house

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship’s side

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct - Working party returned

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


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31 May 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine

5:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship’s side

11:00am: Drew from the Field Treasury Basrah Rupees 4000 for Royal Indian Marine etc. – 33/8/- for sweepers Royal Navy Depot Tannurah

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

1:30pm: Liberty to Watch of Lascars

3:17pm: HMS LAWRENCE arrived with Admiral

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct - Working party returned

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

From LAWRENCE: K Walsh, Able Seaman


PM - Discharged

To Shore: Ali Baish

To Bombay: No. 34 Sheik Ali Baba - invalided


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LOGS FOR JUNE 1917


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Log Page - Cover

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Log Page – Specifications: Engines – Boilers - Propellors

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Log Page - Directions for filing Weather

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Log Page – Specifications: Instruments – Armament - Measurements



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1 June 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine

5:45am: Working party to Depot & Admiralty house

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed scraping ship’s side

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned – Paid ship’s company Monthly Advance

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct - Working party returned

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 25 tins Lime juice – 12 tins Tobacco - 12 pounds Milk being unfit for further use.

12:00mid: Paid ship’s company in full for May (Native)


AM – Discharged

To MINER: H Wass, Able Seaman


PM – Joined

From Hospital: P Royal, Able Seaman


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2 June 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine

5:45am: Working party to Depot

7:00am: Exercised Fire Stations

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot – MAYFLY arrived

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

11:00am: LUSETTA passed down

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct - Working party returned

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From MAYFLY: W Hale, Stoker – PA Taylor, Ordinary Telegrapher


PM – Joined

From Hospital: H Warner, Cooper


PM - Discharged

To Shore: Janwick bin Diga, Seedie

To Hospital: James Hughes, Ordinary Seaman 1st

To Absence: F Abdulla, Seedie


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3 June 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine

6:30am: Roman Catholic party landed

7:45am: Roman catholic party returned

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct

8:30am: Church of England party landed

9:30am: Non Conformist Church party landed

10:00am: Church of England returned - Divisions

11:00am: Liberty to Watch of Lascars

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Issued Quinine to Naval Ratings - Issued Quinine to Native Ratings

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct - Working party returned

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From Hospital: No. 77 Anton D’Sa, Servant – No. 89 Hain Kuber, Topper


PM - Discharged

To LAWRENCE: Salamdin Baba, Driver


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4 June 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine

5:45am: Working party to Depot

6:10am: GNAT arrived

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed as requisite

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct - Working party returned

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

From PROSERPINE: F Ellis, Stoker – F Potts, Ordinary Seaman – E Mitchell, Ordinary Seaman – J Casey, Ordinary Seaman


Ship’s Company Native Ratings returned from Leave in Hired Transport EKMA


PM - Discharged

To MAYFLY: K Walsh, Able Seaman – SA Taylor, Ordinary Telegrapher – J Wilson, Engine Room Artificer

To Hospital: J Elrick, Stoker


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5 June 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine

5:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed scraping ship’s side – testing night sights & batteries

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct - Working party returned

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From GNAT: Lieutenant G Baker, Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve – C Hill, Surgeon Royal Navy


PM – Joined

From Hospital: EJ Harris, Chief Stoker – G Cordingly, Able Seaman – H Hunt, Able Seaman


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6 June 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine

5:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed scraping ship’s side

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct - Working party returned

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

6:40pm: SEDGEFLY arrived with Captain “M”

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Discharged

Engineering Lieutenant Molmay Royal Indian Marine left ship


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: RL Roberts, Petty Officer


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7 June 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine

5:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed scraping ship’s side & repairing windsails

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

2:00pm: Liberty to Watch of Lascars - HMS LAWRENCE left

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct - Working party returned

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 2 pounds Rabbit - 11 pounds Milk being unfit for further use.


AM – Joined

From Leave: Abdul Ali, Officer’s Clerk 2nd

From Shore: Ahmed Shauili, Seedie – Billard Bin Oomer, Seedie


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8 June 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine

5:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed scraping ship’s side & as requisite

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned – tested Magazine flooding arrangements

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct - Working party returned

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 150 pounds Potatoes being unfit for further use.


AM – Joined

From Hospital: J Cassidy, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve – J Hughes, Ordinary Telegrapher

From PROSERPINE: B Sampson, Clerk Royal Navy – W Leybonne, Clerk Royal Navy


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: AW Locke


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9 June 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine

5:45am: Working party to Depot

6:15am: GNAT left for up river

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct - Working party returned

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

6:45pm: GNAT arrived with HMS BEE in tow

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


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10 June 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

6:30am: Roman Catholic Church party landed

7:30am: Roman Catholic party returned

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

8:30am: Non Conformist Church party landed – Church of England to PROSERPINE

10:00am: Church parties returned

11:00am: Liberty to Watch of Lascars

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

2:00pm: Issued Quinine to Naval Ratings - Issued Quinine to Native Ratings

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct - Working party returned

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Discharged

To ALERT: S Whitehead, Able Seaman


PM – Joined

From Shore: JM Fernandez, Officer’s steward


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11 June 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine

5:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed chipping ship’s side, making awnings for Store Cutter & as requisite

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct - Working party returned

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From Shore: Mahomed Ali, Seedie – Ahmed bin Abdulla, Seedie

From BEE: FC Pritchard, Leading Seaman – WH Ward, Leading Seaman - Able Seamen F Hartley – D Batcher – EW Sasoby – CB Oliver – AT Board


PM - Discharged

To PROSERPINE: F Ellis, Stoker – F Potts, Ordinary Seaman – E Mitchel, Ordinary Seaman – J Casey, Ordinary Seaman

To CHALKA: Sir Dawzel, Officer’s Steward


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12 June 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine

5:45am: Working party to Depot

6:10am: SEDGEFLY left for up river

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed scraping ship’s side, cementing water tanks, cleaning bilges & making awnings for Store Cutter

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct - Working party returned – Read Warrants Nos. 35 & 36

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: AT Brand, Able Seaman


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13 June 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine

5:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed scaling ship’s side & as requisite

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct - Working party returned

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From Shore: Mahomed bin Mohem


PM – Joined

From Hospital: B MacIntosh, Signalman Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve

From PROSERPINE: Ordinary Seamen W. Marks - E. Rice - G. Metcalfe - J. Hudson


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14 June 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine

5:45am: Working party to Depot

6:00am: HMS MINER left for Abadan with HMS CRANEFLY in tow

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed painting ship’s side & as requisite

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct - Working party returned

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Discharged

To Hospital: Mahomed Abdi, Seedie


PM – Joined

From Hospital: J Elrick, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve - RL Roberts, Petty Officer


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: Abrahim bin Shambi, Seedie – Olca Marzul, Seedie


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15 June 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine

5:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed painting ship’s side & as requisite

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct - Working party returned

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct

10:00pm: MINER arrived


PM – Joined

From ARONDA: Antaric S. Rodrigues, Officer’s Cook


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16 June 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine

5:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct - Working party returned

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From EDVANA: L.H.Ralph, Able Seaman - H.C. Widger, Engine Room Artificer


PM - Discharged

To EGRA: H. Warner, Cooper - E. Hunsley, Stoker Petty Officer - J. Bain, Petty Officer - W.H. Sture, Able Seaman - E. Arnold, Able Seaman - T. Pashmore, Able Seaman - C. Boyle, Leading Seaman - L. Pailing, Carpenter’s Crew - F. Hardy, Stoker - W. Glenister, Stoker - H. Grayson, Stoker - F. Dabber, Leading Stoker - H. Wood, Stoker - F. Hatcher, Able Seaman - H. Teagle, Able Seaman - C. Royal, Able Seaman - G. Cudingly, Able Seaman - R. Luin, Able Seaman - G. Lawrence, Leading Seaman Royal Navy Reserve - A. Neil, Able Seaman - P. Clintan, Able Seaman


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17 June 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

6:30am: Roman catholic Church party landed

7:45am: Roman Catholic party returned

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

8:30am: Wesleyans landed – Church of England to PROSERPINE

9:35am: Church of England returned

9:45am: Divisions

10:00am: Leave to Watch of Lascars

10:30am: Wesleyans returned

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct - Working party returned

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


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18 June 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine - Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party to Depot

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

6:30pm: Working party returned

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct

9:00pm: A.G. Davis, Petty Officer Motor Launch 19 lost overboard


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19 June 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine - Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed refitting ridge ropes & as requisite – GNAT proceeded up river with Rear Admiral on board

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

2:30pm: HMS MINER left with HMS BUTTERFLY in tow.

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct - Working party returned

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct

9:00pm: P James, Stoker 1st of HMS MOTH lost overboard


AM – Joined

From Shore: Mohamed Soban, Seedie


PM – Joined

From Hospital: ATW Locke, Blacksmith – AT Board, Able Seaman

From PROSERPINE: O Davis, Ordinary Seaman – W Prolley, Ordinary Seaman


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: No. 8 Sheik Usman, Lascar 1st


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20 June 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine - Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed scraping & as requisite

11:20am: HOVERFLY arrived

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct - Working party returned

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Found missing on opening bale of Stockings 7 pairs


AM – Discharged

To BEE: FC Pritchard, Leading Seaman – WH Ward, Leading Seaman – Able Seamen F Hartley – D Butcher – EWG Sasby – CB Oliver – L Shore – JG Walker, Chief Petty Officer


PM – Joined

From HOVERFLY: RM Blick, Engine Room Artificer


PM - Discharged

To MAYFLY: W Hall, Stoker 1st

To Hospital: A Draft, Leading Stoker

To HOVERFLY: WJ Vessey, Armourer’s crew

To BEE: Abdul Ali, Officer’s Cook


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21 June 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

4:00am: Recovered the body of AG Davis, Petty Officer late of Motor Launch 19.

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine - Working party to Depot

6:47am: HMS BEE left for up river

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed scraping & painting around Bridge

10:50am: HMS MINER arrived with HMS CRANEFLY in tow

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:00pm: Recovered the body of P Jones, Stoker late of HMS MOTH

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct - Working party returned

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:30pm: Funeral party left ship

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

6:30pm: Buried at Isolation Cemetery the late AG Davis, Petty Officer and P Jones, Stoker

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Funeral party returned

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From Admiral’s House: Antonio Gorea, Officer’s steward


AM – Discharged

To Hospital: C Faulkner, Shipwright


PM - Discharged

To PROSERPINE: O Davis, Ordinary Seaman – W Polley, Ordinary Seaman

To Motor Launch 19: D Milne, Leading Seaman


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22 June 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine - Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

1:45pm: HMS HOVERFLY went in tow of HMS MINER to Depot Pier

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party to Depot

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

6:30pm: Working party returned

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 2 pounds Salmon, 4 pounds Rabbit, 25 pounds Lime juice, 15 tins Tobacco, 19 pounds Milk being unfit for further use.


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: W Butcher, Stoker


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23 June 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine - Working party to Depot

7:00am: Exercised Fire Stations

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct - Working party returned

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From Shore: Amin bin Moussa, Pilot


PM – Joined

From Hospital: Berguer, Engineering Lieutenant Royal Indian Marine – No. 8 Sheik Usniam, lascar


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: A.B. Hong, Chinese Fitter - Antonio Gorea, Officer’s Steward - Anton D'Ja, Royal Indian Marine 2nd


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24 June 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

6:00am: Hands

6:30am: Morning Routine – Roman catholic Church party landed

7:30am: Roman Catholic party returned

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

8:30am: Church of England to PROSERPINE

8:40am: Wesleyans landed

9:40am: Church of England returned

9:45am: Divisions

10:20am: Wesleyans returned

11:00am: Liberty to Watch of Lascars

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct - Working party returned

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Discharged

To ALERT: H Mathews, Petty Officer

To Motor Launch 7: T. Dortan, Petty Officer


PM – Joined

From PROSERPINE: L. Harvey, Ordinary Seaman - D. Bray, Ordinary Seaman


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: AB Hong, Chinese Carpenter - Sheik Essach, Lascar 4th

To HOVERFLY: R. Blick, Engine Room Artificer


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25 June 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine - Working party to Depot

7:30am: HMS MINER left with HMS DRAGONFLY in tow

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands scraping paintwork

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party to Depot

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

6:30pm: Working party returned

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From ALERT: H. Matthouse, Petty Officer

From SOMERSBY: C. Jowett, Ordinary Seaman

From CADDISFLY: S. Hancock, Petty Officer - S. Aitken, Sick Berth Attendant

From MINER: M. Smith, Able Seaman

From Motor Launch 19: P. Duffey, Stoker


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26 June 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine - Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship’s side & as requisite

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

From CADDISFLY: J. Raper, Able Seaman

From ALERT: A.E. Fird, Stoker - W.G. Smith, Stoker – J Guren, Stoker - F.W. Maluts, Able Seaman - A. Frost, Able Seaman

From HOVERFLY: R. Blick, Engine Room Artificer


PM - Discharged

To HOVERFLY: D. Park, Able Seaman - A. Taylor, Able Seaman

To Hospital: S. Hancock, Petty Officer - L. Aitken, Sick Berth Attendant - Mohamed Ali, Seedie

To TARANTULA: C. Jowett, Ordinary Seaman


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27 June 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

4:55am: HMS HOVERFLY left

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine - Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship’s side & as requisite

10:15am: HMS MINER arrived with HMS BUTTERFLY in tow

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party to Depot

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

6:30pm: Working party returned

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 1lb Pickles - 5 tins Tobacco - 9 pounds Milk being unfit for further use.


PM – Joined

From CADDISFLY: JP Young, Engine Room Artificer

From Admiral’s House: Salduaha Jose Nigul, Admiral’s Valet


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: No. 14 Sheik Ehaus, Lascar 2nd Royal Indian Marine - Mohamed Gahay, Seedie

To BUTTERFLY: AT Board, Able Seaman

To PROSERPINE: L. Harvey, Ordinary Seaman - D. Bzay, Ordinary Seaman


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28 June 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine - Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed refilling runners on Main Deck, & rigging gear for dismantling gun shields of HMS CADDISFLY

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party to Depot

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

6:30pm: Working party returned

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Discharged

To Motor Launch 19: T. Duffy, Stoker 1st

To FIREFLY: AI Rodrigues, Officer’s Clerk


PM – Joined

From Hospital: A. Draft, Leading Stoker

From Admiral’s House: S.E. Tickher, Writer 2nd


PM - Discharged

To CADDISFLY: R. Blick, Engine Room Artificer


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29 June 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine - Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship & as requisite

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down - HMS MINER arrived

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party to Depot

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

6:30pm: Working party returned

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


PM - Discharged

To MINER: Nunto Smith, Able Seaman

To Admiral’s House: Saldana Jose Nigul, Admiral’s Valet

To Hospital: W Cox - J. Stevens, Leading Carpenter’s crew - C.E. Tickher, Writer 2nd - A Cook, Engine Room Artificer - Shahbaddin, Seedie

To CADDISFLY: L. Ager, Able Seaman


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30 June 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine - Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party to Depot

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

6:30pm: Working party returned

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From CADDISFLY: T. Alltam, Telegrapher


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LOGS FOR JULY 1917


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1 July 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Drew from Field Chest Treasury Basrah on 30 – 6 – 17 the sums of Seven Thousand Rupees & Thirty Three Rupees eight sumas

6:00am: Hands

6:30am: Morning Routine – Roman Catholic Church party landed

7:30am: Church party returned

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

8:30am:Church party to PROSERPINE

8:40am: Wesleyans to Shore

9:40am: Church party returned

9:45am: Divisions

10:10am Issued Quinine to Native Ratings

10:30am: Liberty to Watch of Lascars

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

12:26pm: HMS GNAT arrived with Rear Admiral on board

1:00pm: Issued Quinine to Naval Ratings

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party to Depot

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

6:30pm: Working party returned

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From Abadan: W. Jarvis, Senior Petty Officer - R.W. Blackwell, Leading Stoker

From SCARAB: W. August, Leading Seaman - T. Taylor, Able Seaman - H. Burwick, Able Seaman - J. Grand, Able Seaman

From LAWRENCE: J.E. Maloney, Engineering Lieutenant Royal Indian Marine


AM – Discharged

To LAWRENCE: C.R.L. Berquer, Engineering Lieutenant Royal Indian Marine


PM – Joined

From PROSERPINE: G.W. Doe, Chief Armourer - A. Abbott, Signal Boy

From BRITOMART: H. Morris, Telegrapher - G. Coe, Telegrapher

From Admiral’s House: C.W. Mead - C. Webb - C. Bealls

From PROSERPINE: T.G. Hall, Ordinary Seaman - O. Davis, Ordinary Seaman

From SCARAB: R.C. Primrose, Lieutenant Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve


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2 July 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine - Working party to Depot

7:30am: MINER left for down river

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed scraping in Forecastle

11:00am: Paid ship's company in full for Month of June

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party to Depot

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

6:30pm: Working party returned

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Discharged

To ALERT: H. Morris, Telegrapher - G. Coe. Telegrapher


PM – Joined

From LAWRENCE: G.A. Ellis

From EGRA: Officer‘s Stewards 2nd - D.G. Gomez - S. Cordier - M. Pinto - D. Souza - A. DaSouza

From PROSERPINE: E. Dean, Leading Stoker


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: H.M. Foreman, Able Seaman - G. Wilcocks, Ordinary Seaman


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3 July 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine - Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed scraping in Forecastle

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party to Depot

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

6:30pm: Working party returned

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From Hospital: No. 31 Sheik Essach, Lascar 3rd – No. 77 A D’Sa, Lascar servant


AM – Discharged

To Hospital: Sheik Ebrahim, Lascar Boy - Seedies Idies Mahaomed - Ali Ega - Ismail Warsuma - Ahmed Yensif - Noor Farah - Hassam Omar – Ali Hagar – Ahmed Hassan – Warsuma Shahain

To SCARAB: HR Wilson, Able Seaman


PM – Joined

From SS MUTLAH: J. Reid, Stoker 1st - S. Evans, Able Seaman - A.B. Baker, Signalman Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve - L. Harris Signalman Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve


PM - Discharged

To PROSERPINE: W. Marks, Ordinary Seaman - E. Price, Ordinary Seaman


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4 July 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

1:00am: HM Forsman, Able Seaman died at 133 Basrah General Hospital

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine - Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed scraping in Forecastle

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party to Depot

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

5:40pm: Funeral party landed

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

6:30pm: Working party returned

7:30pm: Liberty men returned – Funeral party returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From SCARAB: H.R. William, Able Seaman


AM – Discharged

To Shore: Nasir, Pilot


PM – Joined

From BRITOMART: Able Seamen H.C. Hash - S.G. Coles - H.C. Radix - C.O. Brien - G.H. Shephard

From Hospital: Mahomed Ali, Seedie – G Wilson, Lieutenant Commander Royal Navy

From EDAVANA: Sheik Hussim Balla, Engineer Driver – No. 49 Ajsuidin Kuttrudin, Stoker 1st


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5 July 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine - Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed painting in Forecastle

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

2:00pm: Issued Quinine to Naval Ratings- Issued Quinine to Native Ratings

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party to Depot

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

6:30pm: Working party returned

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


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6 July 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine - Working party to Depot

7:00am: Coal barges came alongside

7:30am: HMS MINER left

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Commenced coaling - Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning Forecastle

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

2:00pm: Received 100 tons coal

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Finished coaling - Commenced washing down

4:30pm: Working party to Depot

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

6:30pm: Working party returned

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From Shore: Hassan Ahmad, Suter


PM – Joined

From Hospital: Med Marzuk, Seedie – G Tickher, Writer 2nd


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: M. Gardue, Stoker

To ALERT: F. Mallett, Able Seaman - A. Ford, Stoker - W. Smith, Stoker - J. Currin, Stoker


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7 July 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine - Working party to Depot

7”00am: Exercised Fire Stations8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

11:15am: HMS MINER arrived with HMS GRAYFLY in tow

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party to Depot

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From Search: J.E. Grand, Able Seaman


PM – Joined

From Hospital: No. 49 Ajmudin Kuttridin, Stoker 1st


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8 July 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

6:30am: Roman Catholic Church party landed

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

8:30am: Church parties landed

9:45am: Divisions

10:00am: Church parties returned

10:30am: Liberty to Watch of Lascars

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

2:00pm: Issued Quinine to Naval Ratings - Issued Quinine to Native Ratings

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party to Depot

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

6:30pm: Working party returned

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: A. Os'a Servant

To BUTTERFLY: G. Wilson, Lieutenant Commander Royal Navy

To SCARAB: R.C. Primrose, Lieutenant Royal Marine Volunteer Reserve


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9 July 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine - Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning paintwork on main Deck

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party to Depot

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

6:30pm: Working party returned

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

From Hospital: No. 40 Sheik Ebrahim, Lascar Boy


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: R. Ross, Able Seaman


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10 July 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine - Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot - HMS MINER left up river

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning paintwork & as requisite

10:30am: HMS SAWFLY arrived

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party to Depot

5:30pm: Liberty men & Working party to shore

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

6:30pm: Working party returned

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct

11:00pm: Destroyed ~16 jars Pickles - 1 tin Suet - 24 tins Tobacco -23 pounds Milk being unfit for further use.


PM – Joined

From ALERT: J. Perry, Able Seaman

From FLYCATCHER: L. Daniels, Ordinary Seaman


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: G. Brighton, Stoker - A.E. Smith, Able Seaman - C. Jowett, Ordinary Seaman

To CRANEFLY: A.V. Baker, Signalman Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve

To BRITOMART: G.J. Cole, Able Seaman - G.C. Radix, Able Seaman - C.O. Brien, Able Seaman - G.R. Shephard, Able Seaman


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11 July 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine - Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed beaching & painting dinghy

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party to Depot

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

6:30pm: Working party returned

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From SCARAB: H. Wilson, Able Seaman

From DRAGONFLY: A. Wagg, Able Seaman

From FLYCATCHER: F. Bronghton, Able Seaman


PM – Joined

From Hospital: C. Faulkner, Shipwright


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: Inait Warsurma, Seedie - H. Wilson, Able Seaman - A. Wagg, Able Seaman - T. Stone, Leading Seaman - F. Broughton, Able Seaman


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12 July 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine - Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship’s side & as requisite

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

2:00pm: Issued Quinine to Naval Ratings- Issued Quinine to Native Ratings

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

5:30pm: Working party to Depot & Liberty men landed

6:30pm: Working party returned

7:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From ALERT: T. Hill, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve - Shera Ali , Seedie


AM – Discharged

To PROSERPINE: C. Stokes, Leading Seaman - L. Daniels, Ordinary Seaman

To Navy House: C.X. Paito, Officer’s Steward


PM – Joined

From Hospital: P.H. Berry, Chief Engine Room Artificer

From BUTTERFLY: D. McLeod, Petty Officer Royal Navy Reserve


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: J. Latterwood, Officer’s Steward - G. Kirkby, Chief Petty Officer - A. Tyack, Shipwright - C. Blackwell, Leading Stoker - D. McLeod, Petty Officer - W. Leybourne, Clerk Royal Navy


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13 July 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine - Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship’s side & as requisite

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

5:30pm: Working party to Depot – Liberty men landed

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

6:30pm: Working party returned

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From GREENFLY: C.G. Denman, Lieutenant, Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve - F. Gough, Stoker - D. Evans, Signalman - W.E. White, Able Seaman - G.W. Meachin, Stoker - H. Murphy, Able Seaman - R. Knight, Able Seaman - A. Callan, Able Seaman - F. Litchfield, Stoker

From ALERT: J.L. Davidson, Signalman Bosun

From Hospital: No. 17 Sheik Ebrahim, Lascars 2nd


PM – Joined

From ELEPHANTA: Louis Moneo, Engineering Driver – Sheik Ahmed Paumboo, Lascar 4th – Hassain D’Silva, Servant 2nd


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: No. 53 Jamaludin, Stoker 2nd - S. Suckling, Engine Room Artificer

To Detention: S. Evans, Able Seaman


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14 July 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine - Working party to Depot

7:00am: Exercised Fire stations

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

9:15am: CRANEFLY came alongside

10:00am: Hands employed

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned – Read Warrant No. 42 of 13-7-17

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

5:30pm: Working party to Depot – Liberty men landed

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness – MOZZAFIR arrived

6:30pm: Working party returned

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From DRAGONFLY: J.A. MacDonald, Able Seaman


PM - Discharged

To PROSERPINE: T. Altham, Telegrapher

To Hospital: C. Tavener, Shipwright - J. McDonald, Able Seaman - W.C. Simpson, Clerk, Royal Navy


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15 July 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

6:30am: Roman Catholics landed

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

8:45am: Church of England & Wesleyans to Church

10:00am: Church parties returned - Divisions

11:00am: Liberty to Watch of Lascars

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

2:00pm: Issued Quinine to Naval Ratings- Issued Quinine to Native Ratings

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Read Warrant No. 43of 13-7-17

5:30pm: Working party to Depot – Liberty men landed

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

6:30pm: Working party returned

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From Abadan: C Russell, Able Seaman

From BUTTERFLY: E Keene, Chief Petty Officer

From ALERT: Sheera Ali, Seedie – Mahomed Yusef, Seedie

From GREENFLY: GF Lyons, Officer’s steward


AM – Discharged

To ELEPHANTA: T Doolan, Petty Officer – J Cassidy, Stoker – P Duffy, Stoker – P Hartegan, Stoker – T Thantin, Shipwright – A Reid, Shipwright – GA Patar, Carpenter’s Crew – WT Paris, Carpenter’s Crew – CH Shine, Able Seaman – J Niauson, Signalman – T Evans, Shipwright – C Faulkner, Shipwright – F Saul, Writer 3rd – F Burford, Engine Room Artificer – F Gargh, Stoker – B Evans, Signalman – W White, Able Seaman – G Meachin, Stoker – H Murphy, Able Seaman – R Knight, Able Seaman – A Callin, Able Seaman – F Litchfield, Stoker


PM – Joined

From GNAT: C Robert, Petty Officer – A Lang, Petty Officer – LH Davis, Leading Seaman – WT Gibson, Able Seaman

From SNAKEFLY: W Warner, Able Seaman – H Bowdick, Able Seaman

From STONEFLY: E Sargison, Chief Petty Officer

From MOTH: F Hayes, Able Seaman

From GREENFLY: AG Seymore, Lieutenant Commander, Royal Navy


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: R Denyer, Able Seaman – E Keene, Senior Petty Officer – T Hodges, Chief Engine Room Artificer – A Wilcox, Chief Petty Officer– J Reynolds, Petty Officer – C Daniels, Stoker Petty Officer – C Jenkins, Officer’s Steward – M Colebrook, Stoker Petty Officer – S Budden, Shipwright – C Tickner, Writer 2nd

To Bombay: CG Durman, Lieutenant Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve


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16 July 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine - Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions - MOTH left for up river

10:00am: DRAGONFLY came alongside - Hands employed working with Chief Gunner on DRAGONFLY

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

2:00pm: MINER left for Mohammarah with FLYCATCHER

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

5:30pm: Working party to Depot – Liberty men landed

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

6:30pm: Working party returned

7:10pm: DRAGONFLY left for up river

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From MINER: J Gardner, Stoker


AM – Discharged

To FLYCATCHER: JR Bowden, Chief Engine Room Artificer

To MOZZAFIR: D. Souza, Officer’s Steward


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17 July 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine - Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed taking in ammunition

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

1:10pm: MINER arrived

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: CRANEFLY left

5:30pm: Working party to Depot – Liberty men to shore

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

6:30pm: Working party returned

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From SCARAB: W Webb, Leading Stoker – JT Reading, Carpenter’s Crew – FR Holland, Stoker

From ARAGON: Rigo Xavier, Officer’s steward 2nd


AM – Discharged

To Hospital: J Perry, Able Seaman – J Gardner, Stoker


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: No. 52A Sheik Mahomed, Stoker 1st – F Hayes, Able Seaman – W Wells, leading Stoker – JT Reading, Carpenter’s Crew – FR Holland, Stoker

To EDAVANA: GF Lyons, Officer’s Steward


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18 July 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine - Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned – Commenced coaling ship

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed storing ammunition

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Finished coaling ship – received 10 tons

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

5:30pm: Working party to Depot – Liberty men landed

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

6:30pm: Working party returned

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From MINER: A.G. Adams, Ordinary Seaman


AM – Discharged

To Bombay: A.G. Seymore, Lieutenant Commander Royal Navy


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19 July 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine - Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed replacing boiler inSteam Cutter & drawing stores from Depot

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

2:00pm: Issued Quinine to Naval Ratings – Issued Quinine to Native Ratings

3:00pm: MOZZAFIR arrived with Rear Admiral

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

5:30pm: Working party to Depot – Liberty men landed

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

6:30pm: Working party returned

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


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20 July 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine - Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

5:30pm: Working party to Depot – Liberty men landed

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

6:30pm: Working party returned

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

From Shore: Hamid Abdul

From Bombay: R.J. Harding, Lieutenant Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve - R.A. Baltson, Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve - A. Gibson Smith, Lieutenant Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve - J.L. De J Dennis, Royal Navy Reserve


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21 July 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine - Working party to Depot

7:00am: Exercised Fire Stations

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

1:30pm: HMS FLYCATCHER arrived

3:00pm: HMS MAYFLY arrived

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

5:30pm: Working party to Depot – Liberty men landed

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

6:30pm: Working party returned

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

From FLYCATCHER: T.M. Wright, Stoker 1st - W.A. Carter, Leading Stoker

From Hospital: H. Wire, Petty Officer


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: G. Otter, Ship’s Steward Assistant - D.G. Sharper, Chief Stoker


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22 July 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

6:30am: Roman Catholic Church party landed

7:30am: Roman Catholics returned

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

8:30am: Church of England party to PROSERPINE

8:40am: Wesleyans landed

9:40am: Church parties returned

9:45am: Divisions

10:00am: Liberty to Watch of Lascars

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned – MOZZAFIR left with Rear Admiral

1:00pm: Hands piped down

2:00pm: Issued Quinine to Naval Ratings- Issued Quinine to Native Ratings

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

5:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Discharged

To MINER: G. Shaw, Leading Seaman


PM – Joined

From Hospital: R.C. Primrose, Lieutenant


PM - Discharged

To FLYCATCHER: T.M. Wright, Stoker 1st

To MAYFLY: E. Wilson, Stoker


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23 July 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine - Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed carrying out ‘Boat Exercise’ in Cutter – TARANTULA left for down river

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

1:30pm: FLYCATCHER left for up river

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

5:30pm: Working party to Depot – Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

6:30pm: Working party returned

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From TARANTULA: S. West, Shipwright, - C. Janek, Ordinary Seaman

From Hospital: No. 53 Jamaludin, Stoker 2nd - No. 543A Mahomed, Stoker 1st


AM – Discharged

To MOZZAFIR & Home for Treatment: Sheik Mooza – Sheik Mahomed


PM – Joined

From Hospital: J. McDonald, Able Seaman - H. Neatkin, Stoker

From JUNO: T. Prior, Able Seaman

From GRAYFLY: G. Smith, Chief Petty Officer

From BUTTERFLY : J. Balmforth, Able Seaman - J. Cooper, Stoker


PM - Discharged

To Bombay: Stuart A. Hawkin, Assistant Paymaster Royal Navy

To FLYCATCHER: R. Xariens, Officer’s Steward - A. Willwood, Engine Room Artificer


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24 July 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine - Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

8:35am: SAWFLY arrived

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed carrying out Boat Routine

10:30am: GRAYFLY left for up river

11:00am: MAYFLY left for down river

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

5:30pm: Working party to Depot – Liberty men landed

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

6:30pm: Working party returned

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From SAWFLY: Abdul Ali, Officer’s Steward


AM – Discharged

To GRAYFLY: A. Wegg, Able Seaman - A. Smith, Able Seaman - F. Allen, Stoker - F. Hartman, Able Seaman - J. Wright, Engine Room Artificer - J. Wallace, Engine Room Artificer - F. Lilly, Engine Room Artificer - J. Emerson, Engine Room Artificer - H. Wise, Petty Officer - J. McDonald, Able Seaman


PM – Joined

From Hospital: E. Suckling, Engine Room Artificer - AB Jardine, Engine Room Artificer

From SCARAB: W. Davis, Able Seaman - A. Martin, Stoker - P. Doyle, Stoker - E. Hains, Telegrapher

From BUTTERFLY: J.H. Panland, Engine Room Artificer



PM - Discharged

To Hospital: G.W. Brington, Stoker - T. Prin, Able Seaman - C. Probit, Petty Officer

To GRAYFLY: Lieutenants Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve - R.J. Harding - R.H. Battson- A GibsonSmith


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25 July 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine - Working party to Depot

7:30am: GADFLY arrived

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed refitting jumping ladder, cleaning paintwork on upper deck

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

5:30pm: Working party to Depot – Liberty men landed

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

6:30pm: Working party returned

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From GADFLY: D Robinson, Engine Room Artificer – T Pitts, Chief Petty Officer– G Fisher, Engine Room Artificer


PM – Joined

From Admiral’s House: AR DaSouza, Officer’s Steward 2nd

From Hospital: F Lashbrook, Officer’s Cook


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: JH Panland, Engine Room Artificer – E Griffiths, Stoker


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26 July 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine - Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning paintwork on Upper deck

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

2:00pm: Issued Quinine to Naval Ratings- Issued Quinine to Native Ratings

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

5:30pm: Working party to Depot – Liberty men landed

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

6:30pm: Working party returned

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 2 jars Pickles - 21 pounds Milk being unfit for further use.


AM – Joined

From Hospital: Ali Ega, Seedie

From Detention: S Evans, Able Seaman


AM – Discharged

To Admiral’s House: A Ball, Carpenter’s Crew


PM – Joined

From Hospital: J Perry, Able Seaman – H Wilson, Able Seaman – G Butler, Able Seaman

From Passage: RF Quintin, Surgeon, Royal Navy


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: No. 17 Sheik Ebram, Lascar 2nd – No. 59 Bazlay Raman, Lascar of Motor Launch 8


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27 July 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine - Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned – Tested Magazine Flooding arrangements

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning out water tanks & as requisite

11:00am: LAWRENCE arrived

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down – LAWRENCE left with Rear Admiral

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

5:30pm: Working party to Depot – Liberty men landed

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

6:30pm: Working party returned

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 2 jars Pickles – 14 tins Tobacco - 31 tins Milk being unfit for further use.


AM – Joined

From BUTTERFLY: W Park, Petty Officer

From Hospital: No. 33 Sheik Bozman, Lascar 4th


AM – Discharged

To Hospital: No. 81 Adamo Ali, Lascar of Motor Launch 19 – SC Swelting, Stoker

To BUTTERFLY: J Balmford, Able Seaman

To MINER: J Wass, Able Seaman

To LAWRENCE: S Evans, Able Seaman


PM – Joined

From MINER: J McGlone, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve

From Hospital: JT Reading, Carpenter’s mate – J Hughes, Ordinary Telegrapher – T Stone, Leading Seaman


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: C Frost, Able Seaman – W Hill, Able Seaman – W Park, Able Seaman


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28 July 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine - Working party to Depot

7:00am: Exercised fire Stations

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

5:30pm: Working party to Depot – Liberty men landed

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

6:30pm: Working party returned

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

From Hospital: W August, Leading Seaman


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29 July 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

8:30am: Church of England party to PROSERPINE

8:40am: Wesleyans landed

9:45am: Church parties returned

10:00am: Divisions

11:00am: Issued Quinine to Naval Ratings– Issued Quinine to Native Ratings – Leave to Starboard Watch

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

2:00pm: Issued Quinine to Naval Ratings- Issued Quinine to Native Ratings

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

5:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

7:45pm: LAWRENCE with Rear Admiral arrived

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From GADFLY: HG Purchase, Chief Petty Officer– D McDonald, Seaman Royal Navy Reserve – M McNeil, Seaman Royal Navy Reserve – T Fillery, Able Seaman

From SAWFLY: Strey, Stoker – Legg, Able Seaman

From MAYFLY: Porter, Chief Petty Officer – H Styles, Stoker Petty Officer – Cass, Able Seaman – Ashby, Able Seaman


AM – Discharged

To ELLENGA: G Smith, Chief Petty Officer – T Pitts, Chief Petty Officer– D Robinson, Engine Room Artificer – G Fisher, Engine Room Artificer – A Jardine, Engine Room Artificer

To BUTTERFLY: J Cooper, Stoker


PM – Joined

From MOTH: P Doyle, Stoker

From Hospital: MH Gardner, Stoker – G Otter, Ship’s Steward Assistant – no. 77 A D’Sa, Servant


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: HP Gardner, Stoker Petty Officer – P Berry, Chief Engine Room Artificer

To MOTH: J Denis, Sub Lieutenant Royal Navy Reserve


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30 July 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine - Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

2:00pm: MINER left with SNAKEFLY in tow for down river

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

5:30pm: Working party to Depot – Liberty men landed

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

6:30pm: Working party returned

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Discharged

To MINER: P Doyle, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve


PM – Joined

From MOTH: J Wright, Engine Room Artificer


PM - Discharged

To BUTTERFLY: H Matkin, Stoker – F Lashbrook, Officer’s Steward – H Wilson, Able Seaman – J Reading, Clerk’s Mate – W August, Leading Seaman – A Martin, Stoker – W Carter, Leading Seaman


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31 July 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine - Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:05am: MOTH proceeded up river

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed getting up survey stores

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

5:30pm: Working party to Depot – Liberty men landed

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

6:30pm: Working party returned

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


Broken by accident: basins, earthenware wash hand stand for Officer’s cabin 1 in number


PM – Joined

From Hospital: C Lavine, Shipwright


PM - Discharged

To MOTH: RF Quinton, Surgeon


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LOGS FOR AUGUST 1917


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1 August 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine - Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:30pm: Working party to Depot – Liberty men landed

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Discharged

To Admiral’s House: Dulog Bin Enlog , Seedie


PM – Joined

From ELEPHANTA: F.H. Skinner, Leading Seaman


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: D.W. Medyer, Sub Lieutenant Royal Navy Reserve


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2 August 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine - Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions – Hands reeving new lower boom guys Port & Starboard & chipping under Bridge

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned – Paid ship’s company in full for Month of July

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:30pm: Working party to Depot – Liberty men landed

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct

12:00pm: Rounds


AM – Joined

From Shore: Hadeim Deviah , Seedie - Abdulla Ali, Seedie - Recan bin Saidulla, Seedie

From Hospital: No.81 Adamali, Lascar Motor Launch 19


AM – Discharged

To Absence: Rehan bin Saidulla, Seedie


PM – Joined

From Hospital: E. Gray, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: Matthew Gardner, Stoker - Ismael Warsuma, Seedie - D.T.W. Martyn, Sub Lieutenant Royal Navy Reserve


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3 August 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine - Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions – Hands chipping under Bridge Port side, reeving new 2nd Cutter’s falls, & oiling Jackstays & Jumping ladder wires

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

5:30pm: Working party to Depot – Liberty men landed

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

6:30pm: Working party returned

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From Shore: Kraubi Laurzdu, Seedie

From ALERT: James Cassan, Stoker

From Hospital: No. 59 Bazlayramen, Lascar from Motor Launch 19


AM – Discharged

To TARANTULA: TH Skinner, Leading Stoker- Thomas Stone, Leading Seaman – L West, Shipwright – C Jowett, Ordinary Seaman – G Batter, Able Seaman

To Absence: Erdam Razook, Seedie – Ahmed Dervish, Seedie


PM – Joined

From Hospital: WS Park, Petty Officer

From Absence: Abdul Ali, Officer’s Cook

From PROSERPINE: EM Lee, Lieutenant Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve


PM - Discharged

To TARANTULA: Abdul Ali, Officer’s Cook

To Hospital: WH Gray, Assistant Paymaster, Royal Navy Reserve

To LAWRENCE for JUNO: Sheik Moosa – Sheik Hassan


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4 August 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine - Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions – Hands cleaning Main Deck & boats

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

5:30pm: Working party to Depot – Liberty men landed

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

6:30pm: Working party returned

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From Shore: Usman Ahmed, Seedie – Abdul Lashkaii, Seedie

From EKMA: JB Fernandez, Engine Room Artificer – A DeSouza, Butler 2nd – N Fernandez, Servant – D D’Souza, Cook’s Mate – Haii Koober, Topass – Gaba Sherker, Topass – Rand Moti, Topass


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: J Mowles, Able Seaman

To Leave: Abdulla Youma, Seedie


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5 August 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:300am: Morning Routine

6:30am: Roman Catholic Church party landed

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot - Roman Catholics returned

8:30am: Church of England party to PROSERPINE

9:30am: Church parties returned

9:45am: Divisions

10:00am: Leave to Port Watch of Lascars & Stokers

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

2:00pm: Issued Quinine to Naval Ratings- Issued Quinine to Native Ratings

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

5:30pm: Liberty men landed

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


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6 August 1917


Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine - Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions – Hands painting under Bridge, in Wheel House& Captain’s Bridge cabin

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

5:30pm: Working party to Depot – Liberty men landed

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

6:30pm: Working party returned

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From EGRA: M Forbes, Clerk - D Hancock, Petty Officer


PM – Joined

From Hospital: Charles Scotting, Stoker


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: Primrose, Lieutenant Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve

To TARANTULA: Hamed Abdul - James Wright, Engine Room Artificer - W S Pack, Petty Officer


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7 August 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine - Working party to Depot

6:00am: TARANTULA left for up river

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions – Hands getting stores for survey ready & fitting hook ropes

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

5:30pm: Working party to Depot – Liberty men landed

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

6:30pm: Working party returned

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


Lost overboard by accident by sinking of boat – Crutches, boat, iron 1 in number.


AM – Discharged

To BARPETA: E.S. Porter, Chief Petty Officer

To EGRA: James McGloin, Stoker

To Bombay: No. 77 Autori D’Sa Servant


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: R.C. Primrose, Lieutenant Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve - G Broughton, Stoker - E Griffiths, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve

To TARANTULA: E.M. Lee, Lieutenant, Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve


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8 August 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine - Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions – Hands getting stores ready for survey

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

5:30pm: Working party to Depot – Liberty men landed

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

6:30pm: Working party returned

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: No. 29 Sheik Fakin,Seedie – J Turner, Stoker


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9 August 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine - Working party to Depot

6:00am: Drew 41 – 8 00 Rupees for Sweeper’s payment

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed painting cabin in Warrant Ratings & preparing for coaling

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

2:00pm: Issued Quinine to Naval Ratings – Issued Quinine to Native Ratings

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

5:30pm: Working party to Depot – Liberty men landed

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

6:30pm: Working party returned

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From EDAVANA: H. Cooper, Petty Officer - S Chamberlain, Senior Petty Officer - H Banson, Senior Petty Officer - J Callaghan, Engine Room Artificer - A Ansell, Engine Room Artificer - J Haggerty, Engine Room Artificer - A Chamberlain, Wireless Telegraphy Officer - J Bell, Stoker - H Barton, Stoker - L Fangilone, Signalman - H Robinson, Able Seaman - S Baldwin, Ship’s Steward Assistant

From Hospital: W.H. Gray, Assistant Paymaster Royal Navy Reserve - No. 19 Sheik Ebram, Lascar 2nd


PM - Discharged

To ALERT: S Hancock, Petty Officer


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10 August 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine - Working party to Depot

6:30am: Coal lighters came alongside

7:05am: Commenced coaling

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned – MINER left

9:00am: Working party to Depot

10:00am: Coaling ship

11:00am: Survey of Stores – MINER arrived

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

2:00pm: Finished coaling – BLACKFLY arrived

3:00pm: Washing down

5:30pm: Working party to Depot – Liberty men landed

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

6:30pm: Working party returned

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From Hospital: Sheik Mahomed, Stoker from LAWRENCE – DI Waddom Martyn, Sub Lieutenant Royal Navy Reserve


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: No. 41 Gulman Hussain Abdul Rayman


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11 August 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine - Working party to Depot

7:00am: Exercised Fire stations

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed discharging Motor Launch 19 alongside, packing survey stores for Bombay. Cleaning ship & as requisite

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

5:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: No. 34 Sheik Ahmed Nunudui, 4th – No. 77 M D’Silva, Servant


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12 August 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:30am: Roman Catholics returned

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot – Church parties landed

8:30am: Church of England party to PROSERPINE

9:45am: Divisions - Church parties returned - Liberty to Watch of Lascars

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

2:00pm: Issued Quinine to Naval Ratings- Issued Quinine to Native Ratings

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

5:30pm: Liberty men landed

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


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13 August 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine - Working party to Depot – discharging Survey stores to LUSETTA

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed discharging stores to LUSETTA & as requisite

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

5:30pm: Working party to Depot – Liberty men landed

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

6:30pm: Working party returned

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 12 tins Tobacco - 52 tins Milk being unfit for further use.


AM – Joined

From Leave: Youma Asman, Seedie

From Hospital: No. 29 Sheik Fakin


PM – Joined

From Hospital: A Frost, Able Seaman - W Webb, Stoker


PM – Died: No. 41 Gulman Hussain Abdul Rayman


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14 August 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine - Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed taking gear to Admiral’s House

11:00am: Funeral party to shore

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

5:30pm: Working party to Depot – Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

6:30pm: Working party returned

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Discharged

To Bombay: Mascarenhas, Ship’s Steward


PM – Joined

From Hospital: F Galland, Ordinary Seaman – Ismail Warsuma, Seedie - P Berry, Chief Engine Room Artificer


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: J Raper, Able Seaman


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15 August 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine - Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed painting Captain’s upper cabin & as requisite

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

5:30pm: Working party to Depot – Liberty men landed

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

6:30pm: Working party returned

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


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16 August 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine - Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed painting in captain’s upper cabin & as requisite

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

2:00pm: Issued Quinine to Naval Ratings - Issued Quinine to Native Ratings

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct – HMS BLACKFLY arrived

5:30pm: Working party to Depot – Liberty men landed

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

6:30pm: Working party returned

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


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17 August 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine - Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed painting in captain’s upper cabin & as requisite

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

5:30pm: Working party to Depot – Liberty men landed

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

6:30pm: Working party returned

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From Hospital: No. 34 Sheik Ahmed Nundin, Lascar 4th – M. DeSilva, Servant


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: No. 85 Jose Paolo De Souza, Cook’s Mate


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18 August 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine - Working party to Depot

7:00am: Exercised Fire stations

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

5:30pm: Working party to Depot – Liberty to Naval ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

6:30pm: Working party returned

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From BLACKFLY: G Simpson, Signalman

From Passage: Dogherty, Engineering Commander, Royal Navy


PM – Joined

H Warner, Cooper - E Hemsley, Stoker Petty Officer - W Stone, Able Seaman - E Arnold, Able Seaman - T Cashmore, Able Seaman - J Baine, Signalman - P Clinton, Able Seaman - F Hatcher, Able Seaman - W Teagle, Able Seaman - R Lewis, Able Seaman - S Pailing, Carpenter’s Crew - W Glenister, Stoker - H Grayson, Leading Stoker - F Dahler, Stoker - G Lawrence, Leading Seaman - A Thompson, Leading Seaman - H Cook, Able Seaman - H Juns, Able Seaman - E Brooks, Able Seaman - A Hart, Able Seaman - G Hardwick, Sick Berth Attendant - G Baker, Able Seaman - J Adams, Able Seaman - H Banlan, Stoker - A Williams, Stoker - P Phillips, Stoker - F Senior, Signalman - G Colver, Carpenter’s Mate - J Bamberg, Sick Berth Attendant


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: P Berry, Chief Engine Room Artificer - G Simpson, Signalman – No. 58 Karam Ali, Lascar


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19 August 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

8:30am: Church parties landed

9:45am: Church parties returned

10:00am: Divisions

10:30am: Liberty to Watch of Lascars - SEDGEFLY arrived

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

5:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct

9:40pm: MINER left


PM – Joined

From Hospital: J Raper, Able Seaman


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20 August 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine - Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed painting Captain’s upper cabin & as requisite

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

5:30pm: Working party to Depot – Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness – MINER arrived

6:30pm: Working party returned

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From SEDGEFLY: CC Sennen, Stoker


AM – Discharged

To ALERT: J Bamberg, Sick Berth Attendant

To GADFLY: D McDonald, Ordinary Seaman


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21 August 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine - Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions - MINER came alongside to water – Motor Launch 199 came alongside to discharge cargo

10:00am: Hands employed discharging Royal Indian Marine stores from Motor Launch 19 & as requisite

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

5:15am: BLACKFLY left for up river

5:30pm: Working party to Depot – Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

6:30pm: Working party returned

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From MINER: W Wilkins, Able Seaman


PM - Discharged

To BLACKFLY: A Webb, Leading Stoker - W Davis, Able Seaman – A Chamberlain, Wireless Telegraphy Operator - S Chamberlain, Stoker Petty Officer - F Rogers, Signalman Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve

To Hospital: A Frost, Able Seaman - Osman Hamed, Seedie


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22 August 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine - Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed painting on Bridge & as requisite

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

5:00pm: Funeral party landed

5:30pm: Working party to Depot – Liberty men landed

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

6:30pm: Working party returned

7:00pm: Funeral party returned

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Able Seaman AA Fillery died of Heat Stroke in No. 3 Basrah General Hospital


PM – AA Fillery buried


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23 August 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine - Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning boat’s booms & as requisite

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

2:00pm: Issued Quinine to Naval Ratings - Issued Quinine to Native Ratings

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

5:30pm: Working party to Depot – Liberty men landed

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

6:30pm: Working party returned

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

From SS EGRA: S.P. Waite, Able Seaman - T Rogers, Stoker - N Wood, Stoker - Osman Hamed, Seedie


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: J Raper, Able Seaman


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24 August 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine - Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed at ‘Ceremonial Drill,’ cleaning paintwork & as requisite

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

5:30pm: Working party to Depot – Liberty men landed

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

6:30pm: Working party returned

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 1 tin Jam - 17 tins Tobacco - 48 tins Milk being unfit for further use.


AM – Discharged

To PROSERPINE: W.G. Bennett, Stoker


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25 August 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine - Working party to Depot

7:00am: Exercised fire stations

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

5:20pm: Guard of Honour & Ceremonial party landed for presentation of Victoria Cross to William Curley

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

6:20pm: Guard of Honour & Ceremonial party returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

From HOVERFLY: S Aldred, Able Seaman


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: Sheik Fakir Shamsee, Plumber – C Sennen Stoker – G Ellis, Telegrapher


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26 August 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

6:30am: Roman Catholic Church party landed

7:30am: Roman Catholics returned

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

8:30am: Church parties to PROSERPINE & Shore

9:30am: Church parties returned

10:00am: Divisions -Liberty to Watch of Lascars

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

2:00pm: Issued Quinine to Naval Ratings- Issued Quinine to Native Ratings

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

5:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Discharged

To Hospital: No. 50 Mezam, Lascar - No. 8 Alli Miah, Seacunny - L Wilkins, Able Seaman


PM – Joined

From Motor Launch 7: G Gates, Stoker


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: H Robinson, Able Seaman - C Durilin, Ship’s Steward Assistant


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27 August 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine - Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot – HOVERFLY came alongside in tow of MINER

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed painting ship & washing ship’s side

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

12:30pm: HOVERFLY left for Mohammerah in tow of MINER

1:00pm: Hands piped down

2:00pm: MOTH arrived

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

5:30pm: Working party to Depot – Liberty men landed

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

6:30pm: Working party returned

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From Hospital: J Riversidge, Ordinary Telegrapher

From MINER: A Adams, Ordinary Seaman - W Short, Stoker Royal Navy Reserve - J.J. Gardner, Stoker - S Black, Stoker - W Wilkins, Able Seaman - J Saunders, Senior Petty Officer - VH Hingston, Able Seaman - Manila ESA, Seedie – Abdul Aziz, Seedie - Chabarri Mustapha, Seedie


AM – Discharged

To HOVERFLY: G Baker, Able Seaman

To MINER: H Cook, Able Seaman


PM – Joined

From EDAVANA: J Wilcocks, Able Seaman - F.R. Holland, Stoker - F.W. Pembroke, Stoker - B.O. Oshalldestier, Able Seaman

From MOTH: Hospital Ship Finbinisover, Able Seaman

From HOVERFLY: E.L. Barfor, Leading Stoker

From Hospital: P. Clinton, Able Seaman

From SNAKEFLY: W Warner, Able Seaman


PM - Discharged

To MOTH: E.L. Barber, Leading Stoker - F Gallane, Ordinary Seaman

To SEDGEFLY: H Thompson, Leading Seaman - H Janes, Able Seaman - A Hart, Able Seaman - F Lewis, Signalman - J Callaghan, Engine Room Artificer – E Brooks, Able Seaman - T Rogers, Stoker - J Bale, Stoker


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28 August 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

3:00am: Steam Whaler and Steam Cutter No. 2 with engines & boilers complete: sent to Bombay in SS SUBADAR 5:00am: Hands – SEDGEFLY left for up river

5:30am: Morning Routine - Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed painting ship

11:00am: MOTH left for down river

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

5:30pm: Working party to Depot – Liberty men landed

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

6:30pm: Working party returned

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


On opening cask of rum said to contain 18.3 gallons found 16 pints short.


PM – Joined

From Hospital: A Cass, Able Seaman


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29 August 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Hands employed painting ship - Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed painting & cleaning masts & yards

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

5:30pm: Working party to Depot – Liberty men landed

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

6:30pm: Working party returned

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Discharged

To Bombay G.F Long, Gunner on Hired Transport EDAVANA in charge of party


PM – Joined

From FLYCATCHER: D. Butcher, Leading Seaman

From Bombay: E Grey, Indian Marine crew


PM - Discharged

To EDAVANA: J Sanders, Senior Petty Officer – E Perrin, Petty Officer – C Tanner, Shipwright - G.W. Bright, Leading Seaman - F Martin, Leading Carpenter’s Crew – J Stevens, Leading Carpenter’s Crew - Able Seamen - W Crawford - Green – F Arkell - J Philips - A Skinner - W Cox - C Legg - H Hunt - W Sangster, Carpenter’s Crew – Stokers - S Newton - J.W. Woods - J Williams - J Storey - A Reeves, Stoker - VH Hingston, Able Seaman - G.A. Adams, Able Seaman - H Wilkins, Able Seaman - S Black, Stoker - M Short, Stoker - J Gardner, Stoker - E Mitchell, Ordinary Seaman - J Clarke, Able Seaman

To SS SHUJA: E Griffiths, Stoker

To Hospital: W Warner, Able Seaman - A Milne, Leading Seaman - J Briggs, Stoker


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30 August 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine - Working party to Depot – painting ship & Main Mast

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed painting Main Mast & as requisite, Blacking Down

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

2:00pm: HMS HOVERFLY arrived – came alongside in tow of MINER. Watered

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

5:30pm: Working party to Depot – Liberty men landed

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

6:30pm: Working party returned

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


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31 August 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine - Working party to Depot –painting forward on Upper deck

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed painting ship & as requisite

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

5:30pm: Working party to Depot – Liberty men landed

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

6:30pm: Working party returned

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Discharged

To GNAT: C Probert, Petty Officer - A Long, Petty Officer - L Davis, Leading Seaman - W Gibson, Able Seaman – W Gunn, Stoker - D Williams, Able Seaman - H Robinson, Able Seaman

To SEDGEFLY: H Bowdick, Able Seaman

To STONEFLY: E Sargison, Chief Petty Officer

To Shore: Idrin Mahomed, Seedie

To Hospital: G Gates, Stoker – E Mitchell, Ordinary Seaman



PM – Joined

From Passage: J.M. Bird, Sub Lieutenant Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve

From ARONDA: P. Duffy, Stoker – P Hartigan, Stoker - E Thomson, Shipwright - A Reid, Shipwright - G Paton, Carpenter’s Crew - C Spires, Able Seaman - J Manson, Signalman - T Evans, Ship’s Steward - G Saul, Writer 3rd – C Faulkner, Shipwright - T Burford, Engine Room Artificer - R Knight, Able Seaman - H Murphy, Able Seaman - A Callan, Able Seaman - F Litchfield, Stoker - G.W. Meachin, Stoker - R Denyer, Stoker - H Polley, Chief Petty Officer - J Collinson, Senior Petty Officer

From Hospital: W Gibson, Able Seaman

From PROSERPINE: E Pattergall, Leading Stoker

From ALERT: C Hughes, Stoker


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LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1917


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1 September 1917


Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine - Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship, scraping & washing funnels, sewing ridge ropes & spreading awnings

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

5:30pm: Liberty men landed

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


No. 8 Alli Miah, Seacunny, Motor Launch 8 died at No. 10 Hospital Basrah


AM – Joined

From GNAT: F Kelly, Able Seaman


AM – Discharged

To ALERT: J Henderson, Stoker

To Shore: Ali Haji, Seedie


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: J Galman, Senior Petty Officer


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2 September 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

6:30am: Roman Catholic Church party landed

7:30am: Roman Catholics returned

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

8:30am: Church of England party to PROSERPINE

9:30am: Church parties returned

9:45am: Divisions

10:00am: Liberty to Watch of Lascars

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

2:00pm: Issued Quinine to Naval Ratings - Issued Quinine to Native Ratings

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

5:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From SNAKEFLY: GH Jones, Chief Petty Officer – B Knight, Able Seaman

From Hospital: Sheik Fakir Sharmsu, Plumber – Nelson Wheelwright, Lieutenant Commander Royal Navy


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3 September 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine - Working party to Depot

6:20am: HMS GNAT left down river with Rear Admiral’s Flying Flag

6:20am: DALHOUSIE struck Rear Admiral’s Flag

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed painting upper deck

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

5:30pm: Working party to Depot – Liberty men landed

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

6:30pm: Working party returned

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct

10:00pm: HMS GNAT arrived and made fast alongside


PM – Joined

From Hospital: D Milne, Leading Seaman


PM - Discharged

To Passage in SNAKEFLY: Nelson Wheelwright, Lieutenant Commander Royal Navy

To GREENFLY: R Knight, Able Seaman – H Murphy, Able Seaman – A Callan, Able Seaman – F Litchfield, Stoker – A Meachin, Stoker To: SNAKEFLY: H Polley, Chief Petty Officer – L Craig, Ordinary Seaman – B Oshaldeston, Able Seaman – F Pembroke, Stoker – F Holland, Stoker – S Waite, Able Seaman – J Calner, Cook’s Mate – H Barlow, Stoker – P Phillips, Stoker – B Knight, Able Seaman

To GNAT: G Hardwick, Sick Berth Attendant – J Hughes, Ordinary Telegrapher

To HOVERFLY: S Alfred, Able Seaman

To JUNO: S Elliot, Engine Room Artificer


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4 September 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands - HMS SNAKEFLY left for up river

5:30am: Morning Routine - Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed painting Nos. 1 & 2 Cutter, painting Port side of Upper deck, repairing canvas gear. Cleaning out after Port salt water tank

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down - HMS LAWRENCE arrived – Paid ship’s company (White Ratings)

1:30pm: Paid ship’s company (Native Ratings)

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

5:00pm: HMS HOVERFLY left up river.

5:30pm: Working party to Depot – Liberty men landed

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

6:30pm: Working party returned

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From HOVERFLY: W Perry, Armourer’s Crew

From Hospital: No. 53 Mozam, Lascar Motor Launch 7 – No. 85 JM DeSouza, Cook’s Mate


AM – Discharged

To HOVERFLY: JM Bird, Sub Lieutenant Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve


PM – Joined

From Hospital: E Hemsley, Stoker Petty Officer

From Motor Launch 8: WG Smith, Stoker


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: C Spires, Able Seaman – G Lyttle, Able Seaman


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5 September 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands - GNAT left for down river

5:30am: Morning Routine - Working party to Depot – prepared for coaling ship

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned – coal lighters came alongside

9:00am: Working party to Depot - Commenced coaling ship

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed coaling ship – holystoning deck

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

2:00pm: Coaling ship

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Commenced washing down

5:30pm: Working party to Depot – Liberty men landed - HMS MOTH arrived

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

6:30pm: Working party returned

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

From ELEPHANTA for GNAT: Baker, Lieutenant Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve

From MANTIS for GNAT: Gould, Lieutenant Royal Navy Reserve

From ELEPHANTA for STONEFLY: Wright, Lieutenant Royal Navy


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6 September 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine - Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship & ship’s side

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

2:00pm: Issued Quinine to Naval Ratings – Issued Quinine to Native Ratings

3:00pm: Painting ship

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

5:30pm: Working party to Depot – Liberty men landed

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

6:30pm: Working party returned

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


(Rum shortage) 21 pints to fill cask said to contain 17.3 gallons.


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7 September 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine - Working party to Depot

6:00am: Painting ship

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed painting ship

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

5:30pm: Working party to Depot – Liberty men landed

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

6:30pm: Working party returned

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Discharged

To BRITOMART for GNAT: G Baker, Lieutenant Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: No. 53 Mozam, Lascar Motor Launch 7


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8 September 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine - Working party to Depot

7:00am: Exercised Fire stations

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

5:30pm: Working party to Depot – Liberty men landed

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

6:30pm: Working party returned

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From SCARAB for GNAT: Quinton, Surgeon Royal Navy


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9 September 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: FLYCATCHER left

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

6:30am: Roman Catholic Church party landed

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

8:30am: Church party to PROSERPINE – Mustered Confidential Books

9:40am: Church parties returned

9:45am: Divisions

10:00am: Liberty to Watch of Lascars

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

2:00pm: Issued Quinine to Naval Ratings - Issued Quinine to Native Ratings

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

5:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct

10:30pm: FLYCATCHER arrived


AM – Joined

From MINER: A Board, Leading Seaman


AM – Discharged

To GNAT: Quinton, Surgeon Royal Navy


PM – Joined

From CRANEFLY: A Childs, Able Seaman


PM - Discharged

To Hospital:C Daniels, Ordinary Signalman – H Buch, Able Seaman – W Barker, Leading Stoker

To CRANEFLY: J Harnott, Able Seaman


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10 September 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine - Working party to Depot

7:30am: Lieutenant Commander HW Gregory, Royal Navy of HMS HOVERFLY died at No. 3 Basrah General Hospital

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed re-spreading awnings & cleaning ship

11:10am: HMS NORTHBROOK arrived with Commander in Chief & Rear Admiral Persian Gulf & Mediterranean

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

5:00pm: Funeral party landed

5:30pm: Working party to Depot – Liberty men landed

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

6:00pm: Funeral of the Late Lieutenant Commander Gregory, Royal Navy

6:30pm: Working party returned

7:00pm: Funeral party returned

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From CRANEFLY: EA Alford, Carpenter’s Crew


AM – Discharged

To Hospital: No. 55 Mohamed Hassau, Stoker 2nd – No. 58 Karamitili, Lascar Motor Launch 8


PM – Joined

From NORTHBROOK: J Bamberg, Sick Berth Attendant


PM – Discharged

To up river: Elliott, Assistant Paymaster Royal Navy Reserve

To Hospital: C Faulkner, Shipwright – A Boyd, Leading Seaman – K Kelly, Able Seaman

To CRANEFLY: G Simpson, Signalman – L Pailing, Armourer’s Crew

To NORTHBROOK: C Evans, Chief Officer’s Steward – G Langford, Leading Seaman


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11 September 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:15am: CRANEFLY left for up river

5:30am: Morning Routine - Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed painting Mess Deck

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned – Commander in Chief inspected Royal NavyDepot

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

5:00pm: Crew landed for Inspection

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

6:30pm: Crew returned

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From EGRA: G Hornbrook, Chief writer – F Doolan, Petty Officer – J McCarten, Ordinary Seaman – W Parish, Carpenter’s Crew – J Rhodes, Engine Room Artificer – H Instance, Ship’s Steward – G Frost, Stoker – G Mitchell, Able Seaman – F Butterin, Able Seaman – G Knight, Boy – A Fall, Able Seaman – A Templeton, Stoker - H McGaclin, Stoker – M Sedgrine, Ordinary Seaman – F Gough, Stoker – G Lyons, Ordinary Steward 2nd, W White, Able Seaman

From Hospital: E Mitchell, Ordinary Seaman


PM – Joined

From Passage: Knowles, Lieutenant Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve – Fisher, Clerk, Royal Navy – Palthidge, Artificer Engineer Royal Navy


PM - Discharged

To MANTIS: Knowles, Lieutenant Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve

To Juno: Palthidge, Artificer Engineer Royal Navy

To Hospital: HP Gardner, Stoker Petty Officer – E Alford, Carpenter’s Crew – H Fillmore, Able Seaman


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12 September 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine - Working party to Depot

6:00am: FLYCATCHER left up river

6:30am: Commander in Chief left for up river in Sternwheeler No. 1

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed painting Fore Mess Decks & repairing Pilot ladder & awnings

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned – MOTH left for up river

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

5:30pm: Working party to Depot – Liberty men landed

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

6:30pm: Working party returned

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

For Passage: Carter, Lieutenant Royal Navy Reserve


AM – Discharged

To ALERT: WG Smith, Stoker


PM – Joined

From Hospital: A Ansell, Engine Room Artificer


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: G Mitchell, Able Seaman


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13 September 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine - Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning & painting Fore Mess Deck

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down – Issued Quinine to Naval Ratings - Issued Quinine to Native Ratings

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

5:30pm: Working party to Depot – Liberty men landed

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

6:30pm: Working party returned

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct

12:00mid: 15 Baluchie Boys joined Royal Naval Depot


AM – Joined

From MINER: H Wass, Able Seaman


PM – Joined

From Leave: Daniel D Chanar, Officer’s Steward 2nd – Salvi Esxa, Officer’s Steward 2nd

From PROSERPINE: G Kirk, Engine Room Artificer

From ALERT: A Ford, Stoker

From Hospital: G Lyttle, Able Seaman – Able Seaman – D Butcher, Leading Seaman – E Clarke, Stoker


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14 September 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine - Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed painting Fore Mess deck, repairing awnings & Pilot ladder

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

5:30pm: Working party to Depot – Liberty men landed

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

6:30pm: Working party returned

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From Hospital: No. 53 Mozam, Lascar Motor Launch 7


AM – Discharged

To Hired Transport SOFALA: H Instance, Ship’s Steward – G Frost, Stoker – F Butteris, Able Seaman – T Mitchell, Able Seaman – G Knight, Boy – A Full, Ordinary Seaman

To GREENFLY: F Gough, Stoker – W White, Able Seaman – G Lyons, Officer’s Steward



PM – Joined

From Passage for JUNO: Ward, Lieutenant Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve – Cross, Staff Surgeon, Royal Navy

From Passage for GREENFLY: Denman, Lieutenant Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve

From Passage for MAYFLY: Edwards, Lieutenant Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve – Lilley, Lieutenant Royal Navy

From Passage for SNAKEFLY: Ponder,

From Hospital:J Cullen, Shipwright – W Hill, Able Seaman – W Warnes, Able Seaman

From EDAVANA: AW Taylor, Cook’s Mate – RJ Nearlan, Signalman Boy – F Sullivan, Ordinary Seaman –J Tait, Master at Arms - T Pitts, Chief Petty Officer – W Shales, Petty Officer – J Evans, Stoker – D Robinson, Engine Room Artificer



PM - Discharged

To PROSERPINE: Five Somali Boys

To GNAT: A Templeton, Stoker – H McKurchin, Stoker – W Sadgrove, Ordinary Seaman

To GADFLY: H Purchase, Chief Petty Officer – D McDonald, Seaman – M McNeil, Seaman – Salib Essa, Officer’s Steward 2nd

To SAWFLY: H Barton, Stoker – J Wilcocks, Stoker

To MAYFLY: H Miles, Stoker Petty Officer – A Cass, Able Seaman – H Asply, Able Seaman – Daniel D. Channan, Officer’s Steward 2nd


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15 September 1917


Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

1:00am: Landed Fire party in Ashar

1:45am: Fire Party returned

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine - Working party to Depot

6:00am: GNAT left7:00am: Exercised Fire stations

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

5:30pm: Working party to Depot – Liberty men landed

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

6:30pm: Working party returned

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 8 jars Pickles – 2 tins Jam – 9 tins Tobacco - 40 tins Milk being unfit for further use.


AM – Joined

From ALERT: H Buch, Able Seaman


PM - Discharged

To NORTHBROOK: Ward, Lieutenant Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve – Cross, Staff Surgeon Royal Navy – A Taylor, Cook’s Mate – R J Nearlan, Signalman Boy – F Sullivan, Ordinary Seaman – J Tait, Master at Arms

To GADFLY: Denman, Lieutenant Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve – J Rhodes, Engine Room Artificer

To Hospital: G Pattin, Carpenter’s Crew – H Birch, Able Seaman


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16 September 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:30am: Roman Catholic Church party landed

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot - Roman Catholics returned

8:30am: Church of England party to PROSERPINE

8:45am: Wesleyans landed

9:40am: Church of England parties returned

9:45am: Divisions

10:00am: Liberty to Native Ratings

11:00am: Wesleyans returned

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Issued Quinine to Naval Ratings- Issued Quinine to Native Ratings

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

5:30pm: Liberty men landed

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct

11:00pm: (Rum Shortage) 12 pints to fill cask marked 18.3 gallons


AM – Discharged

To Hospital: No. 66 Sheik Aarwood, Stoker 4th


PM – Joined

From Hospital: F Brazier, Sailmaker – H Fairman, Able Seaman – E Alford, Carpenter’s Crew

From PROSERPINE: A Almand, Engine Room Artificer – B Giles, Stoker – A Smith, Able Seaman – A Brown, Able Seaman

From PATROL BOAT 60: Mulock, Commander Distinguished Service Order, Royal Navy [George Francis Arthur Mulock]


PM - Discharged

To SAWFLY: Mulock, Commander DSO, Royal Navy

To FIREFLY: J Bettison, Chief Engine Room Artificer – A Ford, Stoker


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17 September 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine - Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning after tank, repairing awnings & s requisite

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

5:30pm: Working party to Depot – Liberty men landed

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

6:30pm: Working party returned

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From Hospital: No. 55 Mahomed Hassan, Stoker 2nd – No. 58 Karam Ali, Lascar Motor Launch 8


AM – Discharged

To Hospital: Sheik Mahomed Eham, Stoker 4th

To STONEFLY: B Giles, Stoker – M Gardner, Stoker – A Frost, Able Seaman


PM – Joined

From Hospital: H Gardner, Stoker Petty Officer – MJ Fernandez, Officer’s Steward


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: A Boscall, Stoker – E Suckling, Engine Room Artificer

To GADFLY: W Shales, Petty Officer – E Clarke, Stoker – H Liversidge, Telegrapher – H Finnismore, Able Seaman


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18 September 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine - Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning tank room, repairing awnings & restoring No. 1 Hold

11:00am: LAWRENCE left for down river

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:45pm: Working party to Depot – Liberty men landed

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

6:30pm: Working party returned

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From Admiral’s House: C Mead, Private

From SAWFLY: M Gardner, Stoker

From MINER: E Nisbet, Able Seaman

From PATROL BOAT 61: Arbuthnot, Commander, Royal Navy [Ernest Kennaway Arbuthnot]


AM – Discharged

To GADFLY: Arbuthnot, Commander, Royal Navy


PM - Discharged

To OZARDA: 4 Seedie Boys

To GREENFLY: T Widger, Engine Room Artificer

To SAWFLY: S Drew, Stoker


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19 September 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine - Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning No. 2 bilge & as requisite

10:40am: HMS GADFLY left for Fao

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

5:30pm: Working party to Depot – Liberty men landed

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

6:30pm: Working party returned

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Discharged

To Hospital: No. 54 baba Bala, Stoker 2nd


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: J Perry, Able Seaman - Fakir Mahomed, Seedie

To STONEFLY: A Daft, Leading Stoker


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20 September 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine - Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning bilges

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:45pm: Working party and Liberty men returned

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness - HMS GADFLY returned

6:30pm: Working party returned

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From Shore: Hassoum Allabatch, Seedie - Devish Ahmed, Seedie

From GREENFLY: Alex Geddes, Engine Room Artificer – F Litchfield, Stoker

From MINER: M Smith, Able Seaman


PM - Discharged

To SAWFLY:MJ Fernandez, Officer’s Steward – E Alford, Carpenter’s Crew – J Evans, Stoker – W Warnes, Stoker

To Shore: Ibrahim bin Iuji, Seedie

To PROSERPINE: A Geddes, Engine Room Artificer

To Hospital: Abdulla Ali, Seedie – M Smith, Able Seaman


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21 September 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:40am: HMS SAWFLY left for up river

5:45am: Morning Routine - Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship’s side

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:45pm: Working party to Depot – Liberty men landed

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

6:30pm: Working party returned

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From MAYFLY: J. Oswald, Able Seaman

From GADFLY: M McNeil, Seaman Royal Navy Reserve

From Passage for CADDISFLY: Boose, Lieutenant Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve

From Passage for BUTTERFLY: Wilson, Sub Lieutenant Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve

From Passage for BLACKFLY: Wiley, Sub Lieutenant Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve

From Passage for GNAT: Curry, Sub Lieutenant Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve



PM – Joined

From BANKURA: J Judkin, Petty Officer – F Friend, Leading Seaman – M Greenfield, Stoker – R Hotten, Engine Room Artificer – S White, Ordinary Seaman – A Humphries, Petty Officer – J Stehcock, Engine Room Artificer- T Thornton, Carpenter’s Crew

From GADFLY: A Humphries, Stoker


PM - Discharged

To NORTHBROOK: D Mascarhenas, Officer’s Steward – Banditto Derano, Officer’s Steward

To ELLENGA: A Nicholson, Chief Engine Room Artificer

To NORTHBROOK for Bombay: No. 90 Skunkas Laximan, Topaze 1st



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22 September 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:45am: Morning Routine - Working party to Depot

7:00am: Exercised Fire Stations

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

11:00am: GNAT arrived

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

2:30pm: GNAT left for Fao

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Discharged

To GNAT: Curry, Sub Lieutenant Royal Navy Reserve

To Hospital: Sheik Nackwa, Captain’s Mate – No. 16 Sheik Oomer Bawa, Lascar 2nd – No. 58B Baba Khan Sale Khan, Stoker 2nd


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23 September 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

1:00am: Ship connected with Depot exchange by telephone

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:00am: Roman Catholic Church party landed

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot - Roman Catholics returned

8:30am: Church of England party to PROSERPINE

8:40am: Wesleyans landed

9:40am: Church of England parties returned

9:45am: Divisions

11:00am: Liberty to Watch of Lascars

11:00am: Wesleyans returned

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

2:00pm: Issued Quinine to Naval Ratings- Issued Quinine to Native Ratings

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

5:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct

10:20am: Sent Fire Party away to Motor Boat on fire

11:15pm: Fire Party returned


AM – Joined

From STONEFLY: R Terry, Able Seaman


AM – Discharged

To GADFLY: M McNeil, Able Seaman


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24 September 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine - Working party to Depot

7:50am: HMS GADFLY left for up river

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed painting Steam Cutter, rattling down Main Mast, repairing windsails & as requisite

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

5:30pm: Working party to Depot – Liberty men landed

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

6:30pm: Working party returned

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 3 jars Pickles – 4 tins Jam – 27 tins Tobacco - 26 tins Milk being unfit for further use.


AM – Joined

From Passage: Murdock, Lieutenant Royal Navy Reserve – Hawkin, Assistant Paymaster, Royal Navy


AM – Discharged

To SNAKEFLY: Ponder, Lieutenant Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve


PM - Discharged

To No. 3 Basrah General Hospital: J Maloney, Engineering Lieutenant Royal Navy


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25 September 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine - Working party to Depot

7:30am: HMS MAYFLY left for up river

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed chipping deck head under Bridge, painting Steam Cutter, repairing awnings, rattling down main rigging

11:30am: SCARAB arrived

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:45pm: Working party to Depot – Liberty men landed

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

6:30pm: Working party returned

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Discharged

To Hospital: No. 24 Sheik Hader, Lascar 3rd

To BUTTERFLY: Wilson, Sub Lieutenant

To BLACKFLY: Wiley, Sub Lieutenant


PM – Joined

From SCARAB: Di Duigel, Officer’s Steward

From Hospital: J Perry, Able Seaman


PM - Discharged

To SCARAB: L Judkins, Petty Officer – J Friend, Leading Seaman – M Greenfield, Stoker


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26 September 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:45am: Morning Routine - Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed as requisite

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

1:30pm: CADDISFLY arrived

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:45pm: Working party to Depot – Liberty men landed

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness - Working party returned

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct

10:45pm: Piped down

11:00pm: (Rum shortage) - 9 pints to fill cask marked 20 gallons


AM – Joined

From Hospital: Kahun bin Shubbidin, Seedie - Sheik Darwood, Stoker 4th


AM – Discharged

To Passage: Wright, Sub Lieutenant


PM - Discharged

To CADDISFLY: Boose, Lieutenant Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve


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27 September 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:45am: Morning Routine - Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed washing down Quarter Deck & as requisite

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:45pm: Working party to Depot – Liberty men landed

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness - Working party returned

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From Hospital: Abdulla Ali, Seedie


AM – Discharged

To Hospital: Mariam diSilva, General Mess Servant - Hari Kuber, Topaze - No. 56 Sheik Abbas, Stoker 3rd


PM - Discharged

To Motor Launch 19: P. Duffy, Stoker

To GREENFLY: L. Elliott, Engine Room Artificer

To Leave: Laschary Razu, Seedie


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28 September 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:45am: Morning Routine - Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands piped down (Natives) Liberty to natives

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:45pm: Working party to Depot – Liberty men landed

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness - Working party returned

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From MUTLA: C. Shephard,Petty Officer - L. Murles, Able Seaman - H. Wilkinson, Able Seaman - C.S. Cook, Able Seaman - JHA Baker, Able Seaman

From Hospital: Sheik Baba KhanSale Khan, Stoker 2nd - Sheik Mahomed, Stoker 4th - Sheik Ebrahim, Lascar 2nd - Sheik Ali, Stoker 3rd


AM – Discharged

To Passage to England: Murdock, Lieutenant Royal Navy Reserve - Gould, Lieutenant Royal Navy Reserve - Carter, Lieutenant Royal Navy Reserve


PM – Joined

From PENTAKOTA: J. Fawcett, Engine Room Artificer - C.W. Patrick, Engine Room Artificer

From PROSERPINE: W. McClean, Stoker


PM - Discharged

To MINER: J. Perry, Able Seaman - L. Knowles, Able Seaman - J. Bettison, Chief Engine Room Artificer - N. McClean, Stoker

To Absence: Billiard bin Omun , Seedie


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29 September 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:45am: Morning Routine - Working party to Depot

7:00am: MINER left for Abadan

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship & rattling down main rigging

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:45pm: Liberty men landed

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct

11:00pm: MINER arrived


AM – Joined

From MINER: P. Doyle, Stoker

From Hospital: Mahomed bin Rose, Seedie

From Passage: John Shamshaw, Stoker 1st


PM – Joined

From PROSERPINE: F. Downs, Stoker

From SS IDINIA: D.X. Gomes, Officer’s Steward

From ALERT: L Aitken, Sick Berth Attendant


PM - Discharged

To STONEFLY: T. Terry, Able Seaman


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30 September 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:00am: Roman Catholic Church party landed

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot - Roman Catholics returned

8:30am: Church of England party to PROSERPINE

8:45am: Wesleyans landed

9:45am: Church of England parties returned

10:00am: Divisions

10:30am: Liberty to Watch of Natives

11:00am: Wesleyans returned

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Issued Quinine to Native Ratings

2:30pm: CADDISFLY left for down river

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:45pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


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LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1917


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1 October 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:45am: Morning Routine - Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed spreading awnings, cleaning outside of whaler, scrubbing awnings & rattling down main rigging

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:45pm: Working party to Depot – Liberty men landed

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness - Working party returned

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From Hospital: A. Lewis, Chief Petty Officer


PM – Joined

From Hospital: T. Marsh, Able Seaman


PM - Discharged

To STONEFLY: Nugal Delinva, Officer's Steward - J.H. Baker, Able Seaman - C. Patrick, Engine Room Artificer - D.X. Gomes, Officer's Steward - W. Veasly, Armourer’s Crew - A. Lewis, Chief Petty Officer

To Hospital: T. Roe, Chief Engine Room Artificer


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2 October 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:45am: Morning Routine - Working party to Depot

5:55am: HMS SCARAB left for Fao

6:15am: HMS STONEFLY left for up river

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed repairing awnings, cleaning bilges in Provision & Tank Rooms, painting No. 1 Cutter & dinghy

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:20pm: Fleet Messenger ROSALEEN arrived

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:45pm: Working party to Depot – Liberty men landed

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness - Working party returned

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


PM - Discharged

To Admiral’s House: C. Mead, Private Royal Marines Light Infantry

To Motor Launch 8: A. Scott, Stoker

To Motor Launch 7: A. Humphries, Stoker

To Hospital: J. Briggs, Stoker


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3 October 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:45am: Morning Routine - Working party to Depot

6:50am: Motor Launch 8 left for Abadan

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

8:15am: GNAT arrived

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed repairing awnings, cleaning out bilges & as requisite

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:45pm: Working party to Depot – Liberty men landed

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness - Working party returned – Paid ship’s company in full (White)

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From Shore: Cassiano Catanho, Officer's Steward


AM – Discharged

To GNAT: E Shepherd, Petty Officer – T Marsh, Able Seaman

To ALERT: L Aitken, Sick Berth Attendant


PM – Joined

From PROSERPINE: W Cronihan, Able Seaman – H Frost, Able Seaman – J Robertson, Able Seaman – A Wyman, Able Seaman

From GNAT: G Hardwick, Sick Berth Attendant From Hospital: Chabani Mustapha, Seedie – Abdul bin Abdulla, Seedie

From Motor Launch 7: T Doolan, Petty Officer


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: P Doyle, Stoker


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4 October 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

6:00am: Hands - Morning Routine

7:30am: MINER came alongside

7:45am: - Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed repairing canvas gear & as requisite

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Issued Quinine to Naval Ratings – Issued Quinine to Native Ratings – Paid ship’s company in full (Natives)

1:30pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party to Depot

5:15pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From PROSERPINE: H Jobson, Writer 3rd

From Shore: Abdul Rehaim, Seedie


PM – Joined

From GNAT: W Stringer, Leading Seaman


PM - Discharged

To Motor Launch 8: A Frost, Able Seaman

To Hospital: T Doolan, Petty Officer – C Young, Engine Room Artificer


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5 October 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:45am: CADDISFLY arrived

6:00am: Hands - Morning Routine

7:45am: - Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed repairing canvas gear, scaling sail locker & as requisite

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

2:30pm: WATERFLY arrived

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

Elliott, Assistant Paymaster Royal Navy Reserve – Simpson, Clerk Royal Navy – Walker, Engineering Lieutenant, Royal Navy


PM - Discharged

To Shore: Abdulla Kadzo, Seedie


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6 October 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

6:00am: Hands - Morning Routine

7:45am: - Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party returned

9:00am: Working party to Depot

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship & as requisite

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

5:15pm: Liberty to Naval ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From WATERFLY: W Ward, Leading Seaman – R Kenney, Able Seaman

from GREENFLY: H Murphy, Able Seaman


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: T Thornton, Carpenter's Crew


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7 October 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:00am: Roman Catholic Church party landed

7:30am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Roman Catholics returned

8:30am: Church of England party to PROSERPINE

8:45am: Wesleyans landed

9:40am: Church of England parties returned

10:30am: Liberty to Native Ratings

11:00am: Wesleyans returned – Hands piped down

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Issued Quinine to Naval Ratings- Issued Quinine to Native Ratings

1:30pm: Liberty to Naval ratings

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

5:15pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From GNAT: H Andrews, Signalman


AM – Discharged

To GNAT: J Mansin, Signalman

To GREENFLY: A Ansell, Engine Room Artificer


PM – Joined

From Hospital: F Kelly, Able Seaman


PM - Discharged

To ALERT: E Harris, Signalman - F Killburn, Signalman

To Admiral’s House: W Beattie, Writer 3rd


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8 October 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

4:45am: WATERFLY left for down river

6:00am: Hands - Morning Routine

7:45am: - Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed repairing canvas gear, packing stores for Bombay, cleaning No. 1 & 2 Cutter, & as requisite

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

2:00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Discharged

To GNAT: F Kelly, Able Seaman


PM – Joined

From MINER: W McClain, Stoker

From CADDISFLY: W Burke, Stoker

From Hospital: T Thomas, Engine Room Artificer


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: Abdim Lashkaie, Seedie


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9 October 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

6:00am: Hands - Morning Routine

7:45am: - Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning whaler & punt & repairing canvas gear

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to depot

2:00pm: Hands employed preparing ship for coaling – Rigging screens, etc.

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

5:15pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From GREENFLY: T Widger, Engine Room Artificer


PM – Joined

From GRAYFLY: T Pitts, Chief Petty Officer


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10 October 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

6:00am: Hands - Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct

9:00am: Coal lighters alongside – Commenced coaling

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed sanding & canvasing wood work & holystoning decks

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

2:00pm: Hands as in forenoon & coaling

3:45pm: Finished coaling – Commenced washing down

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty men landed

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From Admiral’s House: J Kinnear, Writer 1st


AM – Discharged

To CADDISFLY: Cassiano Catenho, Officer's Steward - R Kenny, Able Seaman - T Thomas, Engine Room Artificer - H Wilkinson, Able Seaman - J Fawcett, Engine Room Artificer - G Hardwick, Sick Berth Attendant - W Glenister, Stoker


PM – Joined

From Hospital: P Doyle,Stoker


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11 October 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: MINER left for down river

6:00am: Hands - Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship & as requisite

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Issued Quinine to Naval Ratings - Issued Quinine to Native Ratings

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty men landed

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From Admiral’s House: C Mead, Private Royal Marines Light Infantry - J Chalk, Leading Signalman

From PROSERPINE: J Ferguson, Stoker



AM – Discharged

To PROSERPINE: P Doyle Stoker

To MINER: A Abbott, Adjutant - C Scotting, Stoker


PM – Joined

For Passage to England: Scrivener, Lieutenant Commander, Royal Navy [Evelyn Harry Byrd Levett Scrivener]


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12 October 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

3:00am: HMS GNAT left for up river

6:00am: Hands - Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning paintwork on Main Deck & as requisite

10:30am: MINER arrived

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to depot

2:00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

From Passage: Mr. Long, Gunner Royal Indian Marine

From Admiral’s House: Mr Hicks, Clerk Royal Navy

From ELEPHANTA: E.H. Ravine,Petty Officer - C Tavener Shipwright - G.W. Bright, Leading Seaman - F Martin, Leading Carpenter's Crew - J Stevens,Leading Carpenter's Crew - W Crawford, Able Seaman - W Green, Able Seaman - F Askell, Able Seaman - J Phillips, Able Seaman - A Skinner, Able Seaman - W Cox, Able Seaman - C Legg, Able Seaman- H Hunt, Able Seaman- W Sangston, Carpenter's Crew - S Newton, Stoker - J.W. Woods, Stoker - J Williams, Stoker - J Storey, Stoker - E Gray, Stoker - E Griffiths, Stoker- T Prin, Able Seaman - W Cox, Leading Stoker - H Brockerston, Engine Room Artificer - A Hicks, Chief Petty Officer - G Gomes, Chief Petty Officer – W Heath. Petty Officer - G Williams, Signalman - A Taylor Telegrapher


PM - Discharged

To PROSERPINE: Mead, Private Royal Marines Light Infantry


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13 October 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

6:00am: Hands - Morning Routine

7:00am: Exercised Fire Stations

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

1:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From MINER: A Abbott, Ordinary Seaman

From Hospital: G Paton, CXX


PM – Joined

From MINER: J Sarinders, Stoker Petty Officer - C Scotting, Stoker - L Mowles, Able Seaman - J Perry, Able Seaman

From ALERT: F Killburn, Signalman - E Harris, Signalman

From Hospital: T Thornton , Carpenter's Crew - A Hatchard, Stoker


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14 October 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

6:50am: Roman Catholic Church party landed

7:30am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Roman Catholics returned

8:30am: Church of England party to PROSERPINE

8:45am: Wesleyans landed

9:40am: Church of England parties returned - Divisions

10:30am: Liberty to Lascars

11:00am: Wesleyans returned

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:30pm: Liberty to Naval ratings

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Discharged

To Leave: D Azendo, Officer’s Clerk - Saliman Hassan, Tindal

To Admiral’s House: Mahomed Soban, Seedie


PM - Discharged

To FIREFLY: J Saunders, Stoker Petty Officer - A Hicks, Chief Petty Officer

To Admiral’s House: J Chalk, Leading Seaman


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15 October 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

6:00am: Hands - Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed reeving new Cutter’s Falls & as requisite

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

1:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

5:15pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

For Passage to England: G Wilson Lieutenant Commander, Royal Navy


PM – Joined

From Hospital: S.G. Knight, Able Seaman- T Doolan, Petty Officer


PM - Discharged

To Admiral’s House: J Kinnear, Writer 1st


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16 October 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

6:00am: Hands - Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed as requisite

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:30pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

From Hospital: J Young, Engine Room Artificer

From DRAGONFLY: R Hotten, Engine Room Artificer

From Patrol Steamer 59: H Peckham, Seaman Royal Navy Reserve - M Murray, Seaman Royal Navy Reserve


PM - Discharged

To DRAGONFLY: H Brotherton, Engine Room Artificer


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17 October 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

6:00am: Hands - Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed as requisite

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

1:30pm: Liberty to Naval ratings

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

From Hospital: A.G. Birsell, Stoker Petty Officer


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: T Thornton, Carpenter's Crew

To FIREFLY: R Holten, Engine Room Artificer

Passage to Bombay: Wilson, Lieutenant Commander Royal Navy – Seymore, Lieutenant Commander Royal Navy - Woods, Assistant Paymaster Royal Navy Reserve – C Simpson, Clerk, Royal Navy


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18 October 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

6:00am: Hands - Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

1:30pm: Liberty to Naval ratings

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From Shore: Suliman Abbas, Seedie


AM – Discharged

To Passage to England: Lilley, Lieutenant Distinguished Service Cross Royal Navy


PM – Joined

From Hospital: C Newton, Engine Room Artificer

From MINER: A.G. Adams, Able Seaman - M.W. Shout, Stoker


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: C Newton, Engine Room Artificer

To DRAGONFLY: G Williams, Signalman


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19 October 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

6:00am: Hands - Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

9:30am: HMS LAWRENCE arrived

10:00am: HMS MINER left for Mohammerah with HMS. GRAYFLY in tow

10:00am: Hands employed painting in tank Rooms & as requisite

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings – Working party returned

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From GRAYFLY: J. Leachy, Stoker

From Hospital: H. Garth: Signalman


AM – Discharged

To MINER: W.J. Crawford, Able Seaman

To GRAYFLY: J Newton, Stoker

To Leave: Gorham Mahomed, Seedie


PM - Discharged

To ALERT: G Bright, Leading Seaman

To Hospital: J Cullen, Shipwright - H Andrews, Signalman


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20 October 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

6:00am: Hands - Morning Routine

7:00am: Exercised Fire stations

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct

9:00am: MINER arrived with WATERFLY in tow

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: A Boxall, Stoker - W Croucher, Able Seaman


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21 October 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

6:10am: LAWRENCE left

7:00am: Roman Catholic Church party landed

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot - Roman Catholics returned

8:30am: Church of England party to PROSERPINE

9:45am: Church of England parties returned - Divisions

10:30am: Liberty to Naval Ratings

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Issued Quinine to Naval Ratings- Issued Quinine to Native Ratings

1:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

8:00pm: Working party returned

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

From Hospital: W Hollyoakes, Stoker

From WATERFLY: Alexio De Souza, Officer's Steward


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22 October 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

6:00am: Hands - Morning Routine

7:40am: LUSETTA arrived

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct

9:00am: MINER left for Mohammerah with DRAGONFLY in tow9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed scraping & cementing double bottoms & as requisite

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From FIREFLY: S Outen, Engine Room Artificer

From Motor Launch 7: W Stinger, Leading Seaman


AM – Discharged

To Motor Launch 7: T Doolan, Petty Officer


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: W.L. Harris, Signalman - A.J. Williams Stoker


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23 October 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

6:00am: Hands - Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cementing in No. 8 Double Bottom & painting in Tank Room

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to Depot – Hands as in forenoon

3:10pm: HMS BLACKFLY arrived

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From Admiral’s House: J Kinnear, Writer 1st


PM – Joined

From PROSERPINE: WJ Musselwhite, Stoker Petty Officer - G Richardson, Stoker Petty Officer

From EGRA: A Nicholson, Chief Engine Room Artificer


PM - Discharged

To WATERFLY: H Cooper Petty Officer - W Ward, Leading Seaman- C Legg, Able Seaman - G Jones, Chief Petty Officer - W Heath, Petty Officer - S Knight, Able Seaman


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24 October 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

6:00am: Hands - Morning Routine

7:00am: TARANTULA left for down river – WATERFLY left for up river

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed painting in Tank Room & cementing bilges

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

From Hospital: E.C. Shephard Petty Officer


PM - Discharged

To PROSERPINE: A Frost, Able Seaman


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25 October 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

6:00am: Hands - Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed painting & cementing in bilge & Tank Room

11:00am: LAWRENCE arrived with Steam Launch EDWARD ROSS

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Issued Quinine to Naval Ratings - Issued Quinine to Native Ratings

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

From BLACKFLY: A Smith, Engine Room Artificer

From Hospital: A Boxall, Stoker - J Cullen, Shipwright - C Daniels, Ordinary Signalman


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26 October 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

4:00am: MINER left

6:00am: Hands - Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cementing bilges & as requisite

11:00am: HMS MINER arrived with DRAGONFLY

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Discharged

To Motor Launch 8: W Stringer, Leading Seaman


PM – Joined

From GRAYFLY: W Brooks, Able Seaman

From Hospital: H Andrews Signalman


PM - Discharged

To MINER: C Davich, Signalman

To Hospital: A, Abbot, Signalman

To BARALA: D Gomez, Officer's Steward


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27 October 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

6:00am: Hands - Morning Routine

7:00am: Exercised Fire stations

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

1:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

5:15pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Discharged

To BARALA: W Denyer, Able Seaman - A Childs, Able Seaman - H Beckham Seaman - N Murray Seaman


PM - Discharged

To SCARAB: A Bushill, Senior Petty Officer - H Garth, Signalman

To TARANTULA: G Campbell, Ship’s Steward Assistant


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28 October 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:00am: Roman Catholic Church party landed

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Roman Catholics returned - Working party to Depot

8:30am: Church of England party to PROSERPINE

8:45am: Wesleyans landed

9:45am: Church parties returned - Divisions

10:30am: Liberty to Native Ratings

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Issued Quinine to Naval Ratings- Issued Quinine to Native Ratings

1:30pm: Liberty to Naval ratings

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

5:15pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Discharged

To GRAYFLY: E.C. Shepherd, Petty Officer - W Hill, Able Seaman - Q Cox, Able Seaman - H Murphy, Able Seaman - A Taylor Telegrapher


PM – Joined

From SCARAB: J.G. Cooper, Stoker

From Admiral’s House: Dounleg bin Eulog, Seedie


PM - Discharged

To ELEPHANTA: Alex de Souza, Officer's Steward

To SCARAB: A Hatchard, Stoker

To FIREFLY: W Burke, Stoker

To Admiral’s House: Abrahim bin Shambi, Seedie


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29 October 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

6:00am: Hands - Morning Routine

7:30am: SCARAB moved to Pier7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed making wire stops & as requisite

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

2:00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings to attend Boxing competition

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct

12:00mid: Liberty men returned


AM – Discharged

To PROSERPINE: J Robertson, Able Seaman


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30 October 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

6:00am: Hands - Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Native Ratings piped down

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings to attend Boxing competition

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned for Tanooma

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct

12:00mid: Liberty men returned


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31 October 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

6:00am: Hands - Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed chipping in Warrant Ratings, Store Room, & as requisite

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings to attend Boxing competition

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct

12:00mid: Liberty men returned


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LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1917


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1 November 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

6:00am: Hands - Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed scraping in Warrant Ratings Storeroom, fitting new boat’s fenders, & as requisite

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Issued Quinine to Naval Ratings – Issued Quinine to Native Ratings -= Paid ship’s company in full (White Ratings)

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From EDWARD ROSS: A Scarborough Stoker Petty Officer


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2 November 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

6:00am: Hands - Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed scrubbing awnings & as requisite

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Paid ship’s company in full (Native Ratings)

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


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3 November 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

6:00am: Hands - Morning Routine

7:00am: Exercised Fire Stations

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

5:15pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


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4 November 1917


Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:00am: Roman Catholic Church party landed

7:30am: Working party to Depot – DRAGONFLY left for up river

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Roman Catholics returned

8:30am: Church of England party to PROSERPINE

9:45am: Church of England parties returned

10:05am: Divisions

10:30am: Liberty to Native Ratings

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Issued Quinine to Naval Ratings- Issued Quinine to Native Ratings

1:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From Bombay: P.J. Sequina, Ship’s Steward


AM – Discharged

To SS Compensation: P.J. Sequina, Ship’s Steward


PM – Joined

From SCOTSTOUN: Nicolle, Lieutenant Commander Royal Navy [Sidney Erle Nicolle]

From Hospital: J Briggs, Stoker


PM - Discharged

To DRAGONFLY for Passage: L Stringer, Petty Officer - C Maxwell, Sick Berth Attendant - R Handy, Stoker - R Robinson, Petty Officer - A Barrett, Able Seaman - D Kerr, Able Seaman - J Raper, Able Seaman

To Hospital: J McCarten, Able Seaman


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5 November 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

6:00am: Hands - Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship’s side, painting waterline, & as requisite

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

2:00pm: Read Warrants Nos. 53 & 54

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Discharged

To Bombay: Nicolle, Lieutenant Commander Royal Navy


PM - Discharged

To Detention Quarters Basrah: C. Scotting, Stoker - J. Leakey, Stoker

To ALERT: F. Killburn, Signalman - B. Evans, Signalman

To Hospital: F. Philo, Able Seaman


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6 November 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

6:00am: Hands - Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed painting & cleaning ship’s side

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

3:00pm: SEDGEFLY arrived

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

From SEDGEFLY: AJ Williams, Able Seaman - S A Waite, Able Seaman


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: Brown, Sub Lieutenant - A Scarborough Stoker Petty Officer

To SCARAB: R Outen, Engine Room Artificer


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7 November 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

6:00am: Hands - Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed painting waterline & as requisite

11:00am: Working party returned

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Liberty men landed

1:30pm: TARANTULA arrived

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

From TARANTULA: H.T. Macio, Ship’s Steward’s Assistant

From ELEPHANTA: Charlesly, Lieutenant Commander Royal Navy


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8 November 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

6:00am: Hands - Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed as requisite

11:00am: Read Warrant No. 55

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Issued Quinine to Naval Ratings - Issued Quinine to Native Ratings

1:20pm: Liberty to Native RatingsWorking party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

Shepheard, Temporary Lieutenant, Royal Navy


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9 November 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

6:00am: Hands - Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship’s side

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

2:00pm: Read Warrants Nos. 58 & 59

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From ALERT: F Killburn, Signalman – B Evans, Signalman


AM – Discharged

To Hospital: F Baldwin, Ship’s Steward Assistant


PM – Joined

From MOTH: J Wright, Engine Room Artificer


PM - Discharged

To Detention: Ali Mohamed, Seedie – Mohamed Selaue, Seedie – Abdulla Ali, Seedie


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10 November 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

6:00am: Hands - Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct

9:00am: Read Warrant No. 61

9:10am: Saturday Morning Routine

11:00 Working party returned

11:30am: Divisions

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Liberty to Naval Ratings

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From LAWRENCE: F Norton, Stoker


AM – Discharged

To Detention: SP Waite, Able Seaman


PM – Joined

From PROSERPINE: FW Broad, Stoker – FC Sayer, Ordinary Seaman

From SCARAB: PE Fudd, Leading Seaman


PM - Discharged

To SCARAB: T Prior, Able Seaman

To Hospital: D Gedhill, Writer 3rd


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11 November 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands – SCARAB left for up river

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:00am: Roman Catholic Church party landed

7:30am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Roman Catholics returned

8:30am: Church of England party to PROSERPINE

9:40am: Church parties returned

10:00am: Hands piped down

10:30am: Liberty to Native Ratings

11:30am: LAWRENCE left – MOTH left for down river

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:30pm: Liberty to Naval ratings

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Discharged

To SCARAB: Charlesly, Lieutenant Commander


PM - Discharged

To SEDGEFLY: J Gardiner, Leading Stoker


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12 November 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

6:00am: Hands - Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed scraping ironwork in Ice Room & Bread Room, Cleaning outside of boats & as requisite

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From Shore: Ismail bin Gaudad, Seedie

From MINER: H Wass, Able Seaman


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13 November 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

6:00am: Hands - Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct

8:30am: MINER came alongside

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed

11:00am: TARANTULA arrived

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

1:30pm: MINER left for Moorings

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

From Hospital: F Philo. Ordinary Seaman


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: L Brooks, Able Seaman – A Humphries, Stoker – P Hartigan, Stoker


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14 November 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

6:00am: Hands - Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed scraping in Bread locker, dismantling guns, & as requisite

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

1:40pm: MINER proceeded down river

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Discharged

To ELEPHANTA: J Wright, Engine Room Artificer


PM – Joined

From Detention: C Scotting, Stoker – J Leakey, Stoker


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15 November 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

6:00am: Hands - Morning Routine

7:00am: Rigged coaling screens & prepared ship for coaling

7:45am: Coal barges came alongsideWorking party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed holystoning decks & sand & canvasing woodwork

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

2:10pm: Finished coaling

3:00pm: Washing down upper deck

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

From FLYCATCHER: H Ashby, Able Seaman

From Hospital: FE Holland, Stoker


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: FW Broad, Stoker – G Patton, Carpenter's Crew


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16 November 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

6:00am: Hands - Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Issued Quinine to Naval Ratings - Issued Quinine to Native Ratings

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

From Hospital: H Brotherton, Engine Room Artificer


PM - Discharged

To GREENFLY: B Evans, Signalman


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17 November 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

6:00am: Hands - Saturday Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From Shore: Jangli bin Danof, Seedie


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18 November 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

6:00am: Hands - Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:45am: Divisions

11:00am: Liberty to Native Ratings

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:20pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: H Wass, Able Seaman


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19 November 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

6:00am: Hands - Morning Routine

7:00am: Ensign hoisted half mast

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed reeving off new gay tackles Aft Davit, scraping in Storeroom & as requisite

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

3:00pm: CRANEFLY arrived

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

From Hospital: P Ferguson, Able Seaman – S Baldwin, Ship’s Steward Assistant

From CRANEFLY: J Bell, Stoker


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20 November 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

6:00am: Hands - Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed reeving guy tackles & painting in Captain’s cabin

11:20am: CRANEFLY sailed

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

From ARONDA: SH Rogers, Chief Engine Room Artificer – R Rutledge, Leading Stoker – G Ellis, Telegrapher – T Read, Able Seaman

From LAWRENCE: J Conway: Petty Officer


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21 November 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

6:00am: Hands - Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed painting out cabins in Warrant Ratings & as requisite

11:00am: MOTH left for Fao

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:00pm: SNAKEFLY arrived

5:15pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: T Davison, Able Seaman – J Briggs, Stoker – E Howes, Telegrapher


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22 November 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

6:00am: Hands - Morning Routine

7:00am: HMS LAWRENCE sailed

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Read Warrant No. 63

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed painting cabins in Warrant Ratings, sweeping pontoon & as requisite

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Issued Quinine to Naval Ratings – Issued Quinine to Native Ratings

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

1:30pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From Hospital: A Skinner, Able Seaman


AM – Discharged

To ARONDA: W Staneley, Stoker

To Detention: J Bell, Stoker


PM – Joined

From Passage: Knox,Captain Royal Navy – Wood, Assistant Paymaster, Royal Navy Reserve

From EKMA: P Billington, Armourer’s Crew – J Buchan, Private – J Godfrey, Able Seaman – E Bensley, Stoker – D McLennan, Able Seaman – C Faulkner, Chief Shipwright – D Mascarenhas, Officer's Steward – B Dourado, Officer’s Clerk


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23 November 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

6:00am: Hands - Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed painting out cabins in Warrant Ratings, cleaning outside of boats, & s requisite

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From OZARDA: Diego J Gomez, Officer's Steward 2nd


PM – Joined

From Hospital: P Hartigan, Stoker - A Humphries, Stoker

From Detention: S Waite, Able Seaman


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24 November 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

6:00am: Hands - Morning Routine

7:00am: Exercised Fire Stations

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

5:15pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

From Hospital: A Scarborough, Stoker Petty Officer

From SNAKEFLY: S Monel, Engine Room Artificer


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: H Newman, Ordinary telegrapher


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25 November 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

6:00am: Hands - Morning Routine

7:30am: TARANTULA left

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct - Working party to Depot

9:30am: Divisions

10:00am: Liberty to Native Ratings

10:45am: CRANEFLY arrived

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness – GADFLY arrived

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

From CRANEFLY: C Seabrook, Able Seaman - AE Gilbert, Able Seaman – J Harwitt, Able Seaman

From Leave: Suliman Hassan, Tindal

From Hospital: G Patton, Carpenter's Crew – T Broad, Stoker


PM - Discharged

To SNAKEFLY: S Waite, Able Seaman – T Read, Able Seaman – A McLennan, Able Seaman


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26 November 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

6:00am: Hands - Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed chipping in Bread Room & as requisite

11:00am: GADFLY arrived

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

2:30pm: LAWRENCE arrived

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From GADFLY: T Prior, Able Seaman


AM – Discharged

To SNAKEFLY: P Billington, Armourer’s Crew

To Passage: J Buchan, Private - J Godfrey, Able Seaman - J Pitts, Chief Petty Officer – Mahomed bin Boza, Seedie


PM – Joined

From GADFLY: Macheal McNeil, Seaman Royal Navy Reserve


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27 November 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

6:00am: Hands - Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed dismounting guns & painting in Bread Room

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


Following bedding destroyed owing to infection from Cerebro Spinal Meningitis: 2 blankets, 6 towels, 9 pillows, 11 pillow cases, 7 sheets, 4 mattresses, 4 mattress covers.


Bedding destroyed 20/10/17 owing to Cholera infection: 2 blankets.


PM – Joined

From Hospital: J Briggs, Stoker


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28 November 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

6:00am: Hands - Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed painting in Spirit Room

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

From Hospital: H Newman, Ordinary Telegrapher – D Gladhill, Writer 3rd


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29 November 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

6:00am: Hands - Morning Routine

7:00am: Read Warrant No. 65

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning up Spirit Room, making fenders & as requisite

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Issued Quinine to Naval Ratings - Issued Quinine to Native Ratings

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Discharged

To Detention: J Harnott, Able Seaman


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30 November 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

6:00am: Hands - Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed scraping & cleaning after peak & as requisite

11:00am: MOTH arrived

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: HMS MOTH left for Fao

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

3:00pm: ROSALEEN arrived

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:00pm: GADFLY arrived

5:15pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct



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LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1917


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1 December 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

6:00am: Hands - Morning Routine

7:45am: Exercised Fire Stations

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct - Working party to Depot

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Hands piped down – Paid ship’s company (Naval Ratings)

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

5:15pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From Shore: Hassan Ali, Interpreter


PM – Joined

From GADFLY: G Halpin, Stoker

From Hospital: T Davison, Able Seaman


PM - Discharged

To GADFLY: J Cauley, Stoker

To Detention: H Ashby, Able Seaman

To ALERT: A Ellis, Telegrapher

To Hospital: No. 63 Sheik Ebrahim Shahold, Stoker 3rd Royal Indian Marine


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2 December 1917


Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

6:00am: Hands - Morning Routine

7:00am: Roman Catholic Church party landed

7:30am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Roman Catholics returned

8:30am: Church of England party to PROSERPINE

9:45am: Church of England parties returned

10:00am: Divisions

10:30am: Hands piped down

11:00am: Liberty to Native Ratings

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Issued Quinine to Native Ratings

1:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


Cautioned Lieutenant Commander John Lea Longstaff Royal Navy for exceeding the limit of consumption of spirits on the 25th of October. Ordered by E.M. Palmer Acting Commander Royal Navy


PM – Joined

From SCARAB: J Bailey, Chief Stoker


PM - Discharged

To ALERT: F Killburn, Signalman – J Bain, Signalman


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3 December 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

6:00am: Hands - Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed painting out Hospital, scraping & painting in After Peak

11:00am: GNAT arrived

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Paid ship’s company (Native)

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

2:00pm: BUTTERFLY arrived

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 1 jar pickles - 12 tins Milk being unfit for further use.

12:00mid: Rum – 3 pints short in cask said to contain 9 7/8 gallons.


AM – Joined

From Shore: Hassan Ali, Interpreter


AM – Discharged

To GNAT: J Bailey, Chief Stoker

To Hospital: F Norton, Stoker


PM – Joined

From BUTTERFLY: J Patey, - H Barton, Stoker

From Hospital: A Skinner, Able Seaman – G Coleby, Able Seaman

From ALERT: J Bain, Signalman – F Killburn, Signalman


PM - Discharged

To ALERT: A Williams, Able Seaman

To Hospital: P Puttingill, Leading Stoker

To CRANEFLY: Hassan Ali, Interpreter


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4 December 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

6:00am: Hands - Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed scraping Fore Peak, repairing fenders & awnings, Lascars at Physical Drill

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

Wilson, Sub Lieutenant Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: Wilson, Sub Lieutenant Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve

To Admiral’s house: H Newman, Ordinary Telegrapher


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5 December 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

6:00am: Hands - Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed painting in Sick Bay, drawing stores from Depot & as requisite

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From Hospital: Sheik Ismail


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6 December 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

6:00am: Hands - Morning Routine

7:00am: GNAT sailed7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed painting & sanding in Sick Bay & as requisite

10:25am: CRANEFLY sailed

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness – MOTH arrived

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From CRANEFLY: G Lyns, Armourer’s Crew – J Fawcett, Engine Room Artificer

Hill, Surgeon Royal Navy


AM – Discharged

To CRANEFLY: C Seabrook, Able Seaman – A Gilbert, Able Seaman

To GNAT: Nassu, Interpreter


PM – Joined

Nicolle, Lieutenant Commander Royal Navy

From Shore: Abdul bin Said, Seedie- Suliman bin Ahmed, Seedie – Shambi Ghanii, Seedie

From BUTTERFLY: R Henson, Able Seaman – J Balmforth, Able Seaman

From ALERT: W Mulligan, Able Seaman

From Admiral’s House: H Newman, Ordinary telegrapher


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: Hill, Surgeon Royal Navy – Ahmed bin Abdulla, Seedie


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7 December 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

6:00am: Hands - Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning out whaler, ship’s side. & outside of EMPRESS OF ASIA (Steam Cutter)

11:00am: BLACKFLY arrived

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

2:00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

From Hospital: H Wass, Able Seaman


PM - Discharged

To MOTH: G Colery, Able Seaman

To Hospital: Abdulla Rihius, Seedie


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8 December 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

6:00am: Hands - Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:30pm: Liberty men landed

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 1 tin Salmon - 11 tins Milk being unfit for further use.

12:00mid: Rum 3 pints short in cask said to contain 9 6/8 gallons


AM – Joined

JL Longstaff, Lieutenant Commander, Royal Navy

From BUTTERFLY: H Barlow, Stoker


AM – Discharged

Nicolle, Lieutenant Commander Royal Navy – Ponder, Lieutenant Commander, Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve

To Detention: W Tallent, Able Seaman


PM – Joined

From BARALA: C Goss, Shipwright – F Luscock, Ship’s steward Assistant – J Bovill, Stoker – G Herriott, Able Seaman

From Hospital: E Ball, Signalman

From Detention: Mahomed Selier, Seedie – Abdulla Ali, Seedie – Ali Mohamed, Seedie


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: W Wass, Able Seaman


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9 December 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

6:00am: Hands - Morning Routine

7:00am: Roman Catholic Church party landed

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Roman Catholics returned - Working party to Depot

8:45am: Divisions

9:50am: Church of England party to PROSERPINE

11:00am: Church of England parties returned

11:30am: Hands piped down - Liberty to Native Ratings

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Issued Quinine to Native Ratings

1:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

From Hospital: J McCarten, Able Seaman


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: J Herriott, Able Seaman


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10 December 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

6:00am: Hands - Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct

8:30am: Struck [took down] Rear Admiral’s Flag

8:45am: LAWRENCE proceeded down river flying Rear Admiral’s Flag

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed making fenders, scraping ironwork on Main Deck & as requisite

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks –LAWRENCE arrived

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct – Broke [flew] Rear Admiral’s Flag

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From BUTTERFLY: N Middleton, Chief Petty Officer


PM – Joined

From PROSERPINE: J Cambrai, Leading Stoker – P Barter, Stoker – A Ritchie, Stoker


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: H Barlen, Stoker

To GADFLY: M McNeil, Able Seaman

To BUTTERFLY: R Henson, Able Seaman – J Balmford, Able Seaman


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11 December 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

6:00am: Hands - Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed as requisite

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

1:30pm: LUSETTA arrived

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

From Hospital: G Mitchell, Able Seaman

From EGRA: A Vincent, Able Seaman – T Store, Leading Seaman


PM - Discharged

To ALERT: J Bain, Signalman – A Abbott, Signalman

To PROSERPINE: Stokers J Woods – C Scotting - J Briggs – E Beasley – N Woods – J Leachey – J Bovill – M Hollyoake


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12 December 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

6:00am: Hands - Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed as requisite

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Discharged

To England: Herbert G Cavanagh, Staff Paymaster [Possible: Herbert Garfit Cavanagh]

To BASMORA: A DaCosta, Officer's Steward 2nd


PM – Joined

Webb, Lieutenant Royal Navy Reserve


PM - Discharged

To GADFLY: A Vincent, Able Seaman – T Prior, Able Seaman –G Ball, Signalman – W McLean, Stoker

To LAWRENCE: Seedies - Ebrahim bin Mahoumed – Abdul bin Hassen – Keo Rodina – Suliman Abbas – Abdulla Ali – Mussic bin Khanior – Karmwig Ali Buz


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13 December 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

6:00am: Hands - Morning Routine

7:30am: LAWRENCE sailed

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

9:30am: GADFLY left

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning No. 2 Hold, fitting new strops, scraping ship’s side on Main deck

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 1 tin salmon – 1 jar Pickles - 4 tins Milk being unfit for further use.

12:00mid: Rum 4 pints short in new cask on opening


AM – Discharged

Webb, Lieutenant Royal Navy Reserve


PM – Joined

From ALERT: A Abbott, Ordinary Signalman – J Bain, Signalman


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: F Holland, Stoker – Ohandy Marsook, Seedie


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14 December 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

6:00am: Hands - Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed scraping ship’s side forward – restowing 6 Forward Magazine

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From Hospital: No. 63 Sheik Elahuis Shu Mahomed, Stoker 3rd


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15 December 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

6:00am: Hands - Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

10:30am: Hoisted No. 3 Cutter

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:20pm: Liberty to Naval ratings

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Discharged

To BUTTERFLY: J Middleton, Chief Petty Officer


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16 December 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

6:00am: Hands - Morning Routine

7:00am: Roman Catholic Church party landed

7:45am: Roman Catholics returned

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Working party to Depot

9:15am: Divisions

9:45am: Church of England party to PROSERPINE

11:00am: Church of England parties returned

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

From EGRA: Royal Indian Marine - No. 5 Sheik Bhicoo Sukhani – PJ Saldanah General Mess Servant


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17 December 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

6:00am: Hands - Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed painting outside SteamCutter,making fenders & as requisite

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

3:00pm: MAYFLY arrived3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: F Miles, Private


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18 December 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

6:00am: Hands - Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed as requisite

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

2:00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:00pm: SAWFLY arrived

5:15pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct

11:00pm: Destroyed 3 jars Salmon – 6 jars Pickles - 8 tins Milk being unfit for further use.

12:00mid: Rum – 8 pints required to fill Killderkin


PM – Joined

From Hospital: C McDonald, Stoker Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve – W Brooks, Able Seaman

SAWFLY: F Kelly, Able Seaman


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19 December 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

6:00am: Hands - Morning Routine & commenced unshackling cables

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Weighed Starboard anchor

10:45am: Hove short Port anchor

11:00am: LUSETTA arrived

11:15am: Weighed Port anchor

11:20pm dropped Starboard anchor (5 shackles)

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

12:02pm: Dropped Port anchor – middled the cables & put on mooring swivels

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


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20 December 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Morning Routine

6:00am: Hands

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

9:30am: Hands employed scraping ship’s side Main Deck forward

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

From PROSERPINE: E Price, Ordinary Seaman


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21 December 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

7:55am: MOTH left for up river

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct

8:30am: BLACKFLY left for up river

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed as requisite

11:00am: SCARAB arrived

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

2:00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

2:30pm: BUTTERFLY left for Mohommerah

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Discharged

To MASHONA: E Price, Ordinary Seaman – T Stone, Leading Seaman – F Kelly, Able Seaman


PM – Joined

From Detention: J Bell, Stoker


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22 December 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

6:00am: Hands - Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:00pm: BUTTERFLY arrived

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From MAYFLY: A Curian, Stoker


PM – Joined

From Hospital: P Puttengill, Leading Stoker


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23 December 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

6:00am: Hands - Morning Routine

7:00am: Roman Catholic Church party landed

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Roman Catholics returned - Working party to Depot

8:30am: Wesleyans Landed

9:15am: Divisions

9:45am: Church of England party to PROSERPINE – Issued Quinine to Naval Ratings – Issued Quinine to Native Ratings

10:30am: Liberty to Native Ratings

10:45am: Church of England parties returned

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Issued Quinine to Native Ratings

1:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

5:00pm: CRANEFLY arrived

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

From Hospital: J Gibson, Sick Berth Attendant

Harrison, Lieutenant Commander Royal Navy Reserve - Snow, Lieutenant Commander Royal Navy Reserve - Tongue, Lieutenant Commander Royal Navy Reserve


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24 December 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

6:00am: Hands - Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct

11:00pm: Roman Catholics landed


PM – Joined

From Hospital: TR Thornton, Carpenter's Crew

From MALTA: Diego Azarando, Chief Cook


PM - Discharged

To BUTTERFLY: G Gibson, Sick Berth Attendant


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25 December 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

1:30am: Roman Catholics returned

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands - Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Roman Catholics returned - Working party to Depot

8:30am: Non Conformists & Wesleyans landed

8:45am: Church of England party to PROSERPINE

10:30am: Church parties returned

11:00am: Hands piped down

11:30am: Liberty to Native Ratings

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Issued Quinine to Native Ratings

1:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


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26 December 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

6:00am: Hands - Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

10:00am: Liberty to Naval ratings & Liberty to Native Ratings

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct

12:00mid: Rum – 8 pints required to fill cask upon opening


PM – Joined

From Hospital: Ahmed bin Abdulla, Seedie

Ponder, Lieutenant, Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve


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27 December 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

6:00am: Hands - Morning Routine – prepared ship for coaling

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Coaling ship

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

2:00pm: Finished coaling

3:00pm: Washing down upper decks

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

Ingariar, Staff Paymaster Royal Navy

From Hospital: D Ken, Able Seaman

From Hired Transport PALITANA: J Pitts, Chief Petty Officer


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: Suliman bin Ahmed, Seedie – No. 7 Sheik Essock Sheik Hussain, Lascar 1st Royal Indian Marine


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28 December 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

6:00am: Hands - Morning Routine

7:00am: DRAGONFLY left for Haa Kurmah

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct

8:40am: Fog Cleared

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness – DRAGONFLY arrived with Captain M.

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From WATERFLY: G Waltam, Stoker


PM – Joined

From WATERFLY: WF Bray, Able Seaman


PM - Discharged

To FIREFLY: F Dubke, leading Stoker

To GREENFLY: R Routledge, Leading Stoker

To PALITANA: C McDonald, Stoker – G Mitchell, Able Seaman



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29 December 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Thick Fog

6:00am: Hands - Morning Routine

7:00am: Exercised Fire Stations

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct

10:00pm: SNAKEFLY arrived


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30 December 1917


Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

6:00am: Hands - Morning Routine

7:00am: Roman Catholic Church party landed

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct - Working party to Depot

8:30am: Roman Catholics returned

9:15am: Divisions – Wesleyans landed

9:45am: Church of England party to PROSERPINE

10:45am: Church parties returned

11:00am: Liberty to Native Ratings – SNAKEFLY arrived

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to depot

1:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


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31 December 1917

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

6:00am: Hands - Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning paintwork & oiling wire hawsers

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct



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LOGS FOR JANUARY 1918


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1 January 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

6:00am: Hands - Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed scraping paintwork in Hospital & as requisite

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From Shore: Mahomed, Abdulla, Seedie


PM - Discharged

To MAYFLY: G Cuiran, Stoker


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2 January 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

6:00am: Hands - Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed scraping in Hospital & as requisite

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


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3 January 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

6:00am: Hands - Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed scraping in Hospital & as requisite

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

From GNAT: E. Carter, Able Seaman - F. Ingram, Able Seaman - J. Jones, Able Seaman - C. Monkley, Able Seaman - R. Gettings, Able Seaman

From MINER: P. Frudd, Leading Seaman

From Admiral’s House: H. Burgess, Petty Officer

From WATERFLY: C Abbott, Able Seaman

From PROSERPINE: W. Hollyoke, Stoker

From MOTH: Dennis, Sub Lieutenant Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve – Knowles, Lieutenant


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4 January 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds


6:00am: Hands - Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

From ALERT: G.A. Ellis, Telegrapher

From PROSERPINE: J. Gamage, Stoker

From Sickness: W. Marsh, Stoker - W. Griffith, Stoker - P. Clinton, Stoker

From Shore: Dewish bin Mohammed, Seedie


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5 January 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:30am: Saturday routine

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

4:45pm: MANTIS arrived

5:15pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From Motor Launch 7: H. Gardner, Stoker Petty Officer

From MOTH: P. Lavender, Able Seaman - J. Perkins, Able Seaman

From MANTIS: C. Bird, Able Seaman - H. Thomsett, Able Seaman - F Rankin, Able Seaman


PM – Joined

From GNAT: W. Gunn, Stoker


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6 January 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:00am: Roman Catholic Church party landed

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Roman Catholics returned - Working party to Depot

8:30am: Non Conformists landed

9:20am: Divisions

9:30am: Piped down

10:30am: Liberty to Watch of Lascars

12:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

1:00pm: Issued Quinine to Naval Ratings – Issued Quinine to Native Ratings – Liberty to Naval Ratings

1:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

3:00pm: MOTH arrived

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

5:30pm: Lascar Liberty men returned

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From CRANEFLY: 1 Chief Petty Officer – 1 Petty Officer – 1 Engine Room Artificer – 1 Stoker Petty Officer – 1 Leading Seaman – 1 Leading Stoker – 1 Wireless Telegrapher Operator – 3 Stokers - 1 Signalman – 1 Officer's Steward

From DRAGONFLY: 1 Chief Petty Officer – 2 Petty Officers – 2 Engine Room Artificers – 1 Stoker Petty Officer – 1 Leading Seaman – 1 Wireless Telegraphy Operator – 3 Stokers – 1 Officer's Steward – 1 Sick Berth Attendant – 1 Ordinary Seaman –2 Able Seamen

From MAYFLY: 1 Chief Petty Officer – 1 Petty Officer – 1 Engine Room Artificer – 6 Able Seamen – 1 Signalman – 1 Telegrapher – 1 Officer's Steward

From SAWFLY: 1 Chief Petty Officer – 1 Petty Officer – 2 Engine Room Artificers – 1 Leading Seaman – 4 Able Seamen – 1 Signalman

From SNAKEFLY: 1 Chief Petty Officer – 2 Petty Officers 1 Engine Room Artificer – 1 Leading Seaman – 1 Leading Telegrapher – 4 Able Seamen – 1 Shipwright – 1 Officer's Steward – 1 Interpreter

From STONEFLY & WATERFLY: 2 Chief Petty Officers – 1 Petty Officer – 3 Engine Room Artificers – 2 Leading Seamen – 1 1 Leading Signalman – 10 Able Seamen – 1 Telegrapher – 1 Signalman – 8 Stokers


PM – Joined

From BUTTERFLY: 1 Chief Petty Officer – 1 Petty Officer – 1 Stoker Petty Officer – 1 leading Stoker – 2 leading Seamen – 1 Engine Room Artificer – 1 Wireless Telegraphy Operator – 1 Able Seaman – 2 Stokers – 1 Signalman

From Admiral’s House: Mark W Short, Stoker

From PROSERPINE: 5 Ordinary Seamen –6 Able seamen – 1 Carpenter's Crew – 3 telegraphers – 2 Leading Seamen – 1 Petty Officer – 1 Writer 3rd – 1 Ship’s Steward Assistant – 1 Engine Room Artificer - 1 Chief Engine Room Artificer

From Shore: Peter Francis D Saldanha, Officer's Steward 3rd


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7 January 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed painting in Hospital, repairing awnings, & as requisite

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

From PROSERPINE: S.H. White, Ordinary Seaman

From SCARAB: H. Blows, Stoker

From ALERT: H. Woodgear, Leading Stoker - S. Starley, Stoker


PM - Discharged

To MANTIS: J. Warren, Signalman

To SCARAB: B. Stane, Sick Berth Attendant


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8 January 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct - Broken by accident: one earthenware washbowl

8:40am: MOTH left for up river

9:10am: Divisions

9:50am: Lower boom carried away by Mahala Port. 62

10:00am: Hands employed painting in Hospital, making fenders & as requisite

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Discharged

To GNAT: A Kerinn, Officer's Steward – J Raper, Able Seaman – P Shallcross, Able Seaman -W Versey, Armourer’s Crew

To MOTH: H Crossley, Able Seaman – G Lemon, Able Seaman – B Martin, Able Seaman

To MANTIS: A Chamberlain, Wireless Telegraphy Operator – E Flemming, Able Seaman – H Millband, Able Seaman – T Earnshaw, Able Seaman

To EKMA for Passage to England: 115 Ratings


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9 January 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine - GNAT left for up river

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed making mats & fenders. Painting on Main Deck

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

From PROSERPINE: A Bambridge, Stoker – A Brown, Stoker – H Musgrove, Stoker – J Marshall, Stoker


PM - Discharged

To SCARAB: J Copley, Stoker

To PROSERPINE: P Clinton, Able Seaman


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10 January 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed painting on Main Deck

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: MVR

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:10pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

From Detention: J Harnott, Able Seaman


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: J Cullan, Shipwright

To PROSERPINE: H Johnstone, Stoker – G Smith, Stoker


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11 January 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:15am: MINER alongside for water

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed washing paintwork Main Deck & as requisite

10:50am: MINER cast off & proceeded to berth

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Working party returned

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:10pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


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12 January 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:00am: Exercised Fire Stations

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:30am: Saturday Routine

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:20pm: Leave to Naval Ratings

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


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13 January 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

6:00am: Hands - Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct

8:20am: Non Conformists & Roman Catholic Church party landed

9:15am: Divisions

9:45am: Church of England party to PROSERPINE

10:30am: Leave to Lascars

11:00am: Church parties returned

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

1:00pm: Issued Quinine to Native Ratings - Issued Quinine to Naval Ratings

1:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds


PM – Joined

From MANTIS: J Warren, Signalman

From PROSERPINE: H Robinson, Able Seaman

From BEE: W Thompson, Stoker

From SCARAB: JW Friend, Leading Seaman – V Easter, Able Seaman – J Casey, Able Seaman – G Kinchin, Stoker Petty Officer

From Hospital: G Harriet, Able Seaman


PM - Discharged

To SCARAB: R Blake, Leading Seaman – G Allen, Able Seaman – J Harknett, Able Seaman – AJ Rundle,Stoker Petty Officer

To BEE: A Brazier, Engine Room Artificer

To MANTIS: W Hitch, Signalman

To Motor Launch 8: H Gardner, Stoker Petty Officer


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14 January 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

6:00am: Hands - Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed chipping on Fore deck & as requisite

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


PM - Discharged

To BLACKFLY: Harriot, Able Seaman


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15 January 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

6:00am: Hands - Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed painting on Motor Launch 9

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

From Passage: F Smith, Leading Seaman – R Whitaker, Ordinary Seaman

From BEE: W Ward, Leading Seaman

From BLACKFLY: H Wilkinson, Able Seaman

From MOTH: SH White, Ordinary Seaman


PM - Discharged

To BEE: Marsh, Stoker – Thompson, Stoker – Humphries, Stoker

To Motor Launch 7: Ferguson, Stoker


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16 January 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

6:00am: Hands - Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed painting Forward Main Deck, making mats, & as requisite

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:10pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

From BLACKFLY: F Perera, Officer's Steward

From ALERT: A Leary, Stoker – W Lacy, Leading Stoker – B Evans, Stoker – T Taylor, Stoker


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17 January 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning paintwork Main Deck

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Issued Quinine to Naval Ratings

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:10pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

Thomas Hughes, Ordinary Seaman –Hy Saunders, Able Seaman


PM - Discharged

To MOTH: S White, Ordinary Seaman


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18 January 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

9:30am: Hands employed painting on Main Deck

12:00pm: Wells dry

1:00pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:10pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


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19 January 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:00am: Exercised Fire Stations

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:10pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Discharged

To Shore: Hussan Ali, Interpreter


PM – Joined

From BEE: Robert Sharp


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20 January 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands - Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Roman Catholics returned - Working party to Depot

8:30am: Roman Catholic & Non Conformists Church party landed

9:15am: Divisions

9:30am: Disperse - Issued Quinine to Native Ratings

9:45am: Church of England party to PROSERPINE – Leave to Lascars

11:00am: Church parties returned

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

1:00pm: Issued Quinine to Naval Ratings

1:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

From Hospital: R. Sharp, Able Seaman


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: H. Barlow, Stoker

To PROSERPINE: W. Bray, Able Seaman - W. Redshare, Able Seaman - L. Dunnell, Ordinary Seaman - W. Beaumont, Ordinary Seaman - T. Hall, Ordinary Seaman - J. Knight, Boy

To SCOTSTOUN: J. Parker, Able Seaman - G. Butler, Able Seaman - T. Clayborne, Able Seaman


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21 January 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to Depot – took onboard 20 tons welsh coal

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:10pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Discharged

To Hospital: Hassan, Seedie


PM - Discharged

To BEE: H. Barlow, Stoker

To MANTIS: J. Manlan, Engine Room Artificer

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22 January 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship’s side

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:10pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

From MANTIS: E P Flemming, Leading Seaman

From MOTH: M J Haclan, Leading Seaman

From BEE: E Saxby, Leading Seaman


PM - Discharged

To HOVERFLY: F Dale, Able Seaman

To MANTIS: H. Saunders, Able Seaman

To GNAT: W. Beaumont, Ordinary Seaman - L. Dannell, Ordinary Seaman

To TARANTULA: F. Smith, Leading Seaman

To BEE: H. Frost Able Seaman

To Passage: Perera, Officer's Steward - S De Souza Officer's Steward - E Fargesion Chief Petty Officer - J Moore, Chief Petty Officer - J Maloney, Petty Officer - J Harnott, Petty Officer

To BLACKFLY: G Kirk, Petty Officer


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23 January 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:00am: Hands

5:30am: Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed scraping waterline

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:10pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

From Hospital: W Slinger, Petty Officer

From Patrol Ship 58: W Wheatley, Ordinary Seaman – A Beam, Stoker


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24 January 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed painting in Paymaster’s cabin & as requisite

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Issued Quinine to Native Ratings

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:10pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

From Hospital: Abdul Jelib, Seedie


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25 January 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed painting in Warrant Ratings cabin & as requisite

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:10pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

From HOVERFLY: WP Blatchford, Stoker

From Motor Launch 7: H Gardner, Stoker Petty Officer


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: A Abbott, Ordinary Seaman


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26 January 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Morning Routine

7:00am: Exercised Fire stations

8:00am: Wells dry

9:10am: Divisions

9:30am: Saturday Routine

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:30pm: Leave to Naval ratings

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


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27 January 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct

8:30am: Non Conformist Church party landed

9:15am: Divisions

9:30am: Divine service

11:00am: Piped down

1:00pm: Issued Quinine to Naval Ratings - Issued Quinine to Native Ratings

1:30pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

From Hospital: JR Holland, Stoker


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28 January 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed scraping jalousies Main Deck

12:00pm: Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:10pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


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29 January 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning boats

11:40am: MANTIS arrived

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:10pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From SCOTSTOUN: J Mitchell, Stoker Petty Officer – W Savage, Stoker Petty Officer – L Sayero, Stoker Petty Officer – A Parlo, Petty Officer – A Skyrme, Engine Room Artificer – J McCaw, Engine Room Artificer – J Chapman, Engine Room Artificer – J Wilson, Engine Room Artificer – D Boyd, Able Seaman – A Clinton, Telegrapher – H Moses, Signalman – W Jeffery, Able Seaman – W Fuggils – R Osborn – W Melbourne – JD Leary – T Warby – J McCleary – R Cooper – E Broadhurst – R Hardy – J Lewis – A Mahone – A bin Mahommed – F Hobbs


AM – Discharged

To ALERT: W Jeffery, Able Seaman

To Shore: A Mahorne, Officer's Steward


PM - Discharged

To GREENFLY: A Clayton


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30 January 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed varnishing jalousies Main Deck & as requisite

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned – MANTIS sailed

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:10pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: T Thornton, Carpenter's Crew


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31 January 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed preparing stores for survey

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:10pm: Liberty to Naval Ratings

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

From BEE: M Colebrook, Senior Petty Officer – G Durnell, Senior Petty Officer




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LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1918


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Log Page – Cover February 1918

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1 February 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions – Drew from Field Treasury, Basrah 7,000 Rupees

10:00am: Hands employed

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:10pm: Liberty to Watch

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


PM - Discharged

To BEE: F Collins, Stoker Petty Officer


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2 February 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:00am: Exercised Fire stations

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:30am: Hands employed cleaning ship throughout

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to Depot – Paid ship’s company

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:10pm: Leave to Watch

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

From BEE: ES Humphage, Able Seaman – J Griffiths, Able Seaman – A Richwood, Ordinary Telegrapher –J Harrington, Able Seaman

From HOVERFLY: AG Taylor, Able Seaman

From Admiral’s House: M Shout, Stoker


PM - Discharged

To BEE: S Waite, Able Seaman – JE Knight, Ordinary Seaman – G Hake, Able Seaman – W Boyd, Able Seaman

To HOVERFLY: E Faseby, Leading Seaman

To FIREFLY: W Ward Leading Seaman

To GREENFLY: E Glenning, Leading Seaman


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3 February 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct

8:30am: Non Conformists landed

9:15am: Divisions

10:00am: Divine Service

10:10am: Leave to Lascars

12:00pm: Working party returned

1:30pm: Leave to Watch

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear connected

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

From FIREFLY: J Lucas, Petty Officer – E Simons, Ordinary Telegrapher


PM - Discharged

To Admiral’s House: A Richwood, Ordinary Telegrapher


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4 February 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed getting up stores & as requisite

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:10pm: Leave to Watch

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear connected

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

From GRAYFLY: Three Ratings

From Admiral’s House: One Rating


PM - Discharged

To GRAYFLY: Two Ratings

To FIREFLY: One Rating


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5 February 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed making mats & preparing for coaling

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:10pm: Leave to Watch

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear connected

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


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6 February 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

9:15am: Coal lighters alongside

9:30am: Hands holystoning deck

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:10pm: Leave to Watch

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear connected

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Finished coaling

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct

12:00mid: Took in 120 tons Indian & 20 tons Welsh coal


Lost overboard by accident 1 Ross telescope


PM – Joined

From BEE: S Waite, Able Seaman

From GRAYFLY: Two Ratings

From Leave: Two seedies


PM - Discharged

To GRAYFLY: Two Ratings

To GADFLY: One Rating

To BLACKFLY: One Rating


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7 February 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship after coaling

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:10pm: Leave to Watch

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear connected

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


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8 February 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship’s side

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:10pm: Leave to Watch

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear connected

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

From GRAYFLY: One Rating


PM - Discharged

To GRAYFLY: R Betts


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9 February 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:30am: Saturday Routine

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:30pm: Leave to Watch

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear connected

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


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10 February 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

6:00am: Hands - Morning Routine

7:00am: Roman Catholic Church party landed

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Roman Catholics returned - Working party to Depot

8:30am: Non Conformist Church parties landed

9:15am: Divisions

10:00am: Divine Service

11:00am: Piped down - Issued Quinine to Native Ratings

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

1:30pm: Leave to Watch

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

From Hospital: W Harris, Signalman


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11 February 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed turning out Small Arms Magazine & as requisite

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:10pm: Leave to Watch

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear connected

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

From MINER: Nine Ratings

FROM GREENFLY: One Rating

From GADFLY: One Rating

From STONEFLY: One Rating

From FLYCATCHER: One Rating


PM - Discharged

To MINER: A Baker,Signalman

To Hospital: Hy Gardner, Chief Petty Officer –H Blows, Stoker – D Ahmed, Seedie


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12 February 1918

: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning Small Arms Magazine & as requisite

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:10pm: Leave to Watch

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear connected

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


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13 February 1918

: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed repairing awnings & as requisite

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:10pm: Leave to Watch

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: NO. 12 Sheik Eouff, Lascar 1st


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14 February 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Issued Quinine to Naval Ratings - Issued Quinine to Native Ratings

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:10pm: Leave to Watch

5:30pm: MOZAFFER& ROSALEEN arrived

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

From GRAYFLY: RH Davies, Chief Petty Officer


PM - Discharged

To FLYCATCHER: T Doolan, Petty Officer


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15 February 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

9:30am: Hands employed

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:10pm: Leave to Watch

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


PM - Discharged

To EDWARD ROSS: J. Conway, Petty Officer - A Scarboro, Stoker Petty Officer – 8 Lascars Ratings


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16 February 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party Make and Mend Clothes – Leave to Watch

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From ALERT: W Brown, Carpenter - G Lawson Engineer


AM – Discharged

To Transport: James Kelly, Surgeon


PM – Joined

From Hospital: Louis Mones, Engineering driver

From HMS GADFLY: J Cawley - M Gardner

From HMS TARANTULA: W Reardon


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17 February 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

6:00am: Hands - Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Roman Catholics returned - Working party to Depot

8:30am: Non Conformist Church parties landed

9:15am: Divisions

10:00am: Divine Service

10:15am: Leave to Native Ratings

11:00am: Piped down

11:15am: Non Conformists returned

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

1:30pm: Leave to Watch - Issued Quinine to Native Ratings

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear connected

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


PM - Discharged

To Passage: R Dawes, Chief Petty Officer – W Penfold, Chief Stoker – R Faulkner, Chief Shipwright


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18 February 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed turning Steam Cutters’ falls end for end & cementing water tanks

12:00pm: Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:10pm: Leave to Watch

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear connected – HMS ALERT paid off

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


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19 February 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed turning Whalers’ falls end for end & cementing water tanks

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:10pm: Leave to Watch

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear connected

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From ALERT: WM Brown, Carpenter – G Lawson, Trimmer – A Fisher, Chief Gunner – RG Miles, Warrant Engineer – AE Baldwin, Armourer Engineer – J Scott, Warrant Engineer – J Cook, Warrant Telegrapher – A Humphrey, Warrant Engineer

To Hospital: No. 12 Sheik Eouff, Lascar 1st


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20 February 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning out water tanks & as equisite

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:10pm: Leave to Watch

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear connected

7:30pm: Liberty men returned


AM – Discharged

To PATROL BOAT: LG Miles, Warrant Engineer, Royal Navy Reserve


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: Louis Mones, Engineering driver


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21 February 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Issued Quinine to Naval Ratings - Issued Quinine to Native Ratings

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:10pm: Leave to Watch

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear connected

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


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22 February 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:10pm: Leave to Watch

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

From MINER: V Hingston – G Clark

From MOZAFFIR: T Adams


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23 February 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

9:30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

1:30pm: Leave to Watch

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear connected

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

From FLYCATCHER: D Butcher, Leading Seaman


PM - Discharged

To MOZAFFIR: J Pattengill, Petty Officer 1st


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24 February 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

6:00am: Hands - Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry

8:30am: Non Conformist Church parties landed - Roman Catholic Church party landed

9:15am: Divisions

10:00am: Divine Service

10:45am: Piped down – Leave to Lascars - Roman Catholics & Non Conformists returned -

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Issued Quinine to Native Ratings

1:30pm: Leave to Watch

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear connected

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


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25 February 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning & painting Warrant Ratings cabins

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:10pm: Leave to Watch

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear connected

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct

AM – Discharged

To EKMA: PJ O’Connor, Lieutenant Royal Navy

To Passage: 2 Indian Ratings

To FLYCATCHER: D Butcher, Leading Seaman


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26 February 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed painting in cabins & as requisite

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:10pm: Leave to Watch

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear connected

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

From TARANTULA: J Baldwin, Leading Signalman

From Hospital: Louis Mones, Engineering driver


PM - Discharged

To MANTIS: G Munay, Leading Signalman – C Killburn, Signalman

To TARANTULA: CM Leary, Telegrapher


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27 February 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed packing surveyed stores, cleaning out boats & painting in Warrant Ratings

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:10pm: Leave to Watch

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear connected

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From ELEPHANTA: No. 22 Sheik Kadir Sheik Mahomed, Lascar 2nd – No. 41 Abdool Rahman Sheik Dawood, Lamp Trimmer – No. 56 Mahomed Sabia Sheik Bosman, Stoker 2nd – No. 50A Sheik Mahomed Sheik Hassan, Stoker 2nd – No. 90 Abelino Fernandez, Topass – No. 86 Avelino Leitas, Topass



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28 February 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed discharging stores

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:00pm: Issued Quinine to Naval Ratings - Issued Quinine to Native Ratings

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:10pm: Leave to Watch

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear connected

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


PM – Joined

From SAPPHIRE: WC Woolley, Petty Officer


PM - Discharged

To TARANTULA: L Harris, Signalman

To SEDGEFLY: T Hughes, Able Seaman

To MANTIS: S Redshaw, Able Seaman

To Depot: R Matheison, Stoker – H Philo, Stoker

TO GRAYFLY: H Stockbridge, Senior Petty Officer


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LOGS FOR MARCH 1918


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1 March 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

1:00am: drew from Field Chest Treasury Officer Basrah Five thousand (5,000) Rupees only

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – CHAKLA arrived with 5 Officers & 60 Ratings

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:15pm: Working party to Depot

2:00pm: Paid Lascar Ratings

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:10pm: Leave to Watch

5:30pm: 5 Petty Officers & 57 Ratings to Bandra for Passage

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear connected

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

9:00pm: Rounds – Petty Officers returned


AM – Joined

From CHALKA: Hawkins, Paymaster Royal Navy


PM - Discharged

To FLYCATCHER: Dennis, Sub Lieutenant Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve

To TARANTULA: L Harris, Signalman

To SEDGEFLY: TG Hughes, Able Seaman

To MANTIS: S Redshaw, Able Seaman

To Depot: R Mathieson, Stoker

To GRAYFLY: H Stockbridge, Senior Petty Officer


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2 March 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:00am: Exercised Fire Stations

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed as requisite

12:00pm: Working party returned

1:15pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty men landed

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds


AM – Joined

From CHAKLA: McNaughton, Lieutenant Royal Navy Reserve [Possible: Adam McNaughton] – H Brown, Warrant Officer – 7 Petty Officers – 3 Signalmen – 1 Shipwright - 1 Assistant Shipwright – 5 Engine Room Artificers – 2 Interpreters – 3 Leading Seamen – 13 Able Seamen – 1 Writer - 1 Sick Berth Attendant – 3 Stoker Petty Officers – 7 Stokers 1 Ship’s Steward – 2 Cook’s Mates


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: No. 73 Sheik Mahomed Abdul Gani, Cassub 3rd


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3 March 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

6:00am: Hands - Morning Routine

7:00am: Roman Catholic Church party landed

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct

9:00am: Church parties to Shore

9:15am: Divisions

10:00am: Divine Service

11:00am: Piped down - Church

12:00pm: Working party returned

1:15pm: Liberty men landed

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:15pm: Liberty men landed

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds


PM - Discharged

To CHALKA: No. 86 Narau Peta, Topass 1st – paid up for 28 – 2 - 18


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4 March 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Steam Boat to CHALKA

6:30am: Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct

9:00am: SEDGEFLY proceeded to Inland Water Transport [Royal Engineer’s Unit]

9:10am: Divisions - Hands employed as requisite

11:00am: Stock taking – Gunners’ stores

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:10pm: Hands mustered for payment

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

3:30pm:1 Rating returned from Hospital

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:10pm: Leave to Watch

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear connected

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From SEDGEFLY: Bird, Sub Lieutenant, Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve


PM - Discharged

To CHAKLA: C Mace, Able Seaman – H Hatcher, Able Seaman – H Hunt, Able Seaman – T Adams, Able Seaman

To Depot: W Polly, Ordinary Seaman

To MANTIS: Thomas Hodgkinson, Seaman


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5 March 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Call Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:15am: Divisions

12:00pm: Working party returned

12:15pm: GNAT arrived

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: MANTIS sailed

5:15pm: Liberty men landed

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Petty Officers returned


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6 March 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot & SEDGEFLY

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions – TARANTULA on Engine trials

9:25am: ROSALEEN sailed – Stock taking Royal Indian Marine Stores

10:00am: Hands employed

12:00pm: Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:45pm: HOVERFLY arrived

5:15pm: Liberty men landed

6:00pm: MINER arrived

6:20pm:Three Ratings arrived from SEDGEFLY

7:20pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Petty Officers returned


AM – Joined

From SEDGEFLY: EJ Langley, Chief Petty Officer –WJ Godfrey, Senior Petty Officer –H Bradshaw, Able Seaman – A Cleland, Able Seaman – AO Buddery, Able Seaman – P Hughes, Able Seaman – G Johnson, Signalman

From Sickness: J Young, Engine Room Artificer

From Sickness – 27 Mess: A Reid, Shipwright

From Depot: E Broadhurst, Ordinary Seaman

From Hospital: J Garner, Chief Petty Officer –H Wass, Able Seaman


PM - Discharged

To GNAT: D Hagan, Petty Officer

To Depot: H Best, Able Seaman – A Cleland, Able Seaman – H Bradshaw, Able Seaman – A Buddery, Able Seaman – H Philo, Able Seaman – E Phillips, Plumber

To Sickness: A Reid, Shipwright

Admiral’s House: AJ Clayton, Telegrapher


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7 March 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:30am: Tug MASHONA arrived alongside for hawsers7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

9:30am: MINER came alongside for water

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

1:37pm: MANTIS sailed

2:30pm:MINER left

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty men landed

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Discharged

To MOTH: J Huggins, Able Seaman – G Kingsley, Petty Officer – A Cleland, Able Seaman – A Buddery, Able Seaman – D Lima, Officer's Steward

To MANTIS: AJ Smith, Petty Officer – J Griffiths, Able Seaman

To GNAT: G Johnson, Signalman

To TARANTULA: WC Wooley, Senior Petty Officer

To Depot: J Young, Engine Room Artificer


PM – Joined

From Admiral’s House: E Howes, Telegrapher

From Hospital: E Broadhurst, Carpenter's Crew

From MANTIS: T Watson, Able Seaman


PM - Discharged

To MANTIS: EC Wilson, Senior Reserve Attendant - J Revell, Petty Officer

To TARANTULA: GH Geary, Senior Petty Officer


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8 March 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship’s side, cleaning & replacing Kedge anchor

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:15pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct – Read Warrant No. 80

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty men landed

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Petty Officers returned


AM – Joined

From Hospital: No. 73 Sheik Imalid Abdul Gani, Cassub 2nd


AM – Discharged

To GREENFLY: L Sayer, Shipwright

To Depot: A Reid, Shipwright


PM – Joined

From Leave: G Vickery, Staff Surgeon

From Hospital: Hy Macro, Ship’s Steward Assistant – A Reid, Shipwright

From VARSOVA: 2 Ratings


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9 March 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:00am: Exercised Fire stations

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

10:00am: Hands employed as requisite – TARANTULA sailed – HOVERFLY to Inland Water Transport Dockyard

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

12:10pm: ROSALEEN arrived

1:00pm: BLACKFLY arrived

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

1:40pm:GRAYFLY arrived

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty men landed

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Petty Officers returned


AM – Joined

From Hospital: Hy Peel, Able Seaman

From FLYCATCHER: D Butcher, Leading Seaman – E Brooks, Able Seaman – W Porter, Signalman – JH Jones, Able Seaman – A Nightingale, Able Seaman – T Leveson, Able Seaman

From TARANTULA: G Owens, Able Seaman


AM – Discharged

To Depot: E Broadhurst, Carpenter's Crew

To TARANTULA: T Hughes, Able Seaman


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10 March 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

4:00am: HMS BLACKFLY & GRAYFLY paid off

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:15am: Divisions

11:00am: Liberty to Watch of Lascars & Stokers

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

1:30pm: Liberty men landed

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:00pm: Five ratings joined from HOVERFLY

5:15pm: Liberty men landed

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Petty Officers returned


PM – Joined

From HOVERFLY: Charlesly, Lieutenant Commander – Penny, Lieutenant Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve

From TARANTULA: S Taylor, Telegrapher

From 20 Mess: C Stokes, Chief Petty Officer

From HOVERFLY: JT Williams, Chief Petty Officer – WC Castle, Engine Room Artificer – GJ Cole, Petty Officer – J Chamberlain, Senior Petty Officer – E Suckling, Engine Room Artificer – T Knight, Leading Stoker – T Aldred, Able Seaman – NL Harvey, Able Seaman – W Park, Able Seaman


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11 March 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Call Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:00am: GRAYFLY proceeded to Inland Water Transport to turnover

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed stocktaking stores

11:20am: GRAYFLY’s crew joined

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:15pm: Working party to Depot

1:40pm: No. 1 Steam boat broken down – drew fires

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty men landed

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Petty Officers returned

11:30pm: Thunderstorm Earthed [Grounded] Wireless


AM – Joined

From Hospital: A Wass, Able Seaman

From HOVERFLY: Daniel Shammouna, Officer's Steward

From Depot: R Mathieson, Stoker


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12 March 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

9:20am: BLACKFLY left Royal Navy Dockyard for Inland Water Transport Dockyard

11:55am: TARANTULA arrived12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:15pm: Working party to Depot

3:30pm: BLACKFLY’S,Ratings joined

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty men landed – Petty Officers Canteen party landed

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Petty Officers returned


AM – Discharged

To EKMA for England: GF Long, Gunner Royal Indian Marine – 4 Officers – 1 Chief Petty Officer – 7 Petty Officers – 50 Ratings


PM – Joined

From BLACKFLY: E Weller, Chief Petty Officer – H Hudal, Engine Room Artificer – T Tobias, Telegrapher – E Prout, Senior Petty Officer

From GRAYFLY: 12 Ratings


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13 March 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct

8:45am: Motor Launch 19 came alongside

9:00am: Motor Launch 19 left ship

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:15pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty men landed

7:30pm: Liberty men returned – Petty Officers Canteen party landed

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Petty Officers returned


AM – Joined

From FLYCATCHER: T Woolan, Petty Officer

From BLACKFLY: WF Dias, Officer's Steward – Ibrahim bin Mohamed, Interpreter


AM – Discharged

To Patrol Ship 55 for Bagdad: 1 Officer – 3 Native Ratings

To FLYCATCHER: B Joyce

To Depot: A Skyme, Engine Room Artificer – RG Bells, Leading Stoker

To GNAT: E Weller, Petty Officer


PM – Joined

From BLACKFLY: 1 Engine Room Artificer

From TARANTULA: 2 Ratings


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14 March 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed as requisite

12:00pm: Working party returned

1:15pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

5:15pm: Liberty men landed

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds


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15 March 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct

8:30am: Commence coaling

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:15pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Finished coaling

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty men landed

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Petty Officers returned


Lost overboard One Chipping Hammer


Received 140 tons Indian coal – 10 tons Welsh coal


PM - Discharged

To ELEPHANTA for Passage to Bombay: FG Charlesly, Lieutenant Commander Royal Navy - F Tongue, Lieutenant Royal Navy – 2 Chief Petty Officers – 2 Petty Officers - 1 Cooper – 10 Able Seamen – 1 Telegrapher


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16 March 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

4:00am: No. 6 awning carried away by force of wind

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

12:00pm: Signal Books correct – Working party returned

1:15pm: Working party to Depot

1:30pm: Liberty men landed

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty men landed – Crews of FIREFLY & GREENFLY arrived

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Petty Officers returned


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17 March 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

12:00pm: Working party returned

1:15pm: Working party to Depot

3:00pm: Draft for England left ship

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty men landed

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds


Vegetables (Onions) 165 pounds thrown overboard being unfit for issue. Royal Indian Marine Stores


AM – Joined

From GREENFLY: F Fremheld, Chief Petty Officer –W Daly, Petty Officer – B Evans, Signalman – J Cruickshanks, Leading Telegrapher – G Lyons, Officer's Steward – EF Flemming, Leading Seaman – A Graysmark, Able Seaman – W Macmillan, Able Seaman – WE White, Able Seaman – A Callon, Able Seaman – R Knight, Able Seaman

From FIREFLY: A Hicks, Chief Petty Officer – F Massey, Petty Officer – E Limms, Warrant Telegrapher – W Ward, Leading Seaman – L Dixon, Able Seaman – Antonio Rodregues


PM – Joined

From Depot: H Betts


PM - Discharged

To Depot: J Harrington


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18 March 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

12:00pm: Working party returned

1:15pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty men landed

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds

11:00pm: Destroyed 165 pounds Onions being unfit for further use.


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19 March 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

6:20am: MOZAFFIR sailed7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed as requisite

12:00pm: Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty men landed

5:20pm: Motor Launch 19 came alongside

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds


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20 March 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:20am: Motor Launch 19 left ship

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

12:00pm: Working party returned

1:15pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty men landed

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds


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21 March 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

9:15am: GADFLY left

10:00am: Hands employed

12:00pm: Working party returned

1:15pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

5:15pm: Liberty men landed

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds


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22 March 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed

12:00pm: Working party returned

1:15pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty men landed

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Petty Officers returned


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23 March 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:15am: Divisions

12:00pm: Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty men landed

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds


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24 March 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds - Sheep found dead & thrown overboard. 1 in number Royal Indian Marine stores

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

9:30am: Commodore’s Inspection of Depot

10:00am: Hands employed

12:00pm: Working party returned

1:15pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:00pm: HMS GNAT – Norton, Stoker under open arrest

5:15pm: Liberty men landed

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds


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25 March 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct

8:50am: Motor Launch 8 came alongside

9:10am: Divisions

10:45am: ROSALEEN sailed

11:25am: GNAT sailed

12:00pm: Working party returned

1:15pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:20pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty men landed

6:30pm: Carpenter’s working party returned

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Petty Officers returned


AM – Discharged

To NORTHBROOK for England: 67 Ratings

To NORTHBROOK for Bombay: No. 70 Mahomed Cassim, Stoker 4th paid up to & for 24 – 3 - 18



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26 March 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine – clean ship

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed as requisite

12:00pm: Working party returned

1:15pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

5:15pm: Liberty men landed

6:30pm: Carpenter’s working party returned

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds


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27 March 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed as requisite

12:00pm: Working party returned

1:15pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:00pm: Liberty men landed

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds


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28 March 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

4:00am: Blown overboard Rear Admiral’s Flag – 4 feet in breadth

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed painting boats

12:00pm: Working party returned

1:15pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

5:15pm: Liberty men landed

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Petty Officers returned


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29 March 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

4:00am: Read Warrant No. 83

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct

8:45am: Wesleyan Church parties landed

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed

12:00pm: Working party returned

1:15pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: MOZZAFIR sailed with Rear Admiral Wake on board [Wake, Sir Drury St. Aubyn]

5:15pm: Liberty men landed

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear connected

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds


AM – Joined

From MOZZAFIR: CP Crowley, Ordinary telegrapher


PM - Discharged

To Shore: Thomas Maronkein, Interpreter – Hamid Abdul, Interpreter – Abdul Hamid, Officer's Cook

To MOZZAFIR: W Steedman, Telegrapher

To TARANTULA: T Chamberlain, Senior Petty Officer

To Detention: R Norton, Stoker


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30 March 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

11:10am: TARANTULA sailed

12:00pm: Working party returned

1:15pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty men landed

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Petty Officers returned


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31 March 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

6:00am: Hands - Morning Routine

7:00am: Roman Catholic Church party landed

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct

8:45am: Wesleyans & Presbyterian Church parties landed

9:15am: Divisions & Captain’s Rounds

10:25am: Church parties returned

12:00pm: Dinner

1:10pm: MINER arrived

1:30pm: Liberty men landed

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:15pm: Liberty men landed

6:15pm: Sunset - Fire Gear in readiness

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Petty Officers returned


PM – Joined

4 Native Ratings


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LOGS FOR APRIL 1918


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1 April 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

9:30am: Heavy rain

10:00am: Hands as requisite

12:00pm: Working party returned

1:15pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty men landed

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds


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2 April 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands as requisite

12:00pm: Working party returned

1:15pm: Working party to Depot

2:00pm: MOTH arrived

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty men landed

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds


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3 April 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:00am: Drew from Field Chest Treasury Three Thousand Five Hundred Rupees

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship & as requisite

11:00am: Paid Native Ratings in full for March - Read Warrant No. 84

12:00pm: Working party returned

12:30pm: Liberty men landed

1:15pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty men landed

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds & Petty Officers returned


AM – Discharged

To Detention: J. Bell, Stoker

To SS CARAUTA: L Farmiloe, Signalman - R Guymom, Able Seaman


PM – Joined

From MANTIS: H Hartridge, Officer’s Steward 2nd

From MOTH: FH Skinner, Senior Petty Officer - G Hasler, Senior Petty Officer


PM - Discharged

To MOTH: A.R. Brown Senior Petty Officer - H. Stockbridge Senior Petty Officer – G. Richardson Senior Petty Officer - S.B. Periera Officer’s Steward


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4 April 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands cleaning ship & as requisite

12:00pm: Working party returned

1:15pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty men landed

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds


PM – Joined

From MINER: W.Wilkins, Able Seaman - A. Board Leading Seaman - T. Craythorne, Able Seaman


PM - Discharged

To Hospital:No. 19 Mahomed Jaffer, Lascar 2nd


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5 April 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed

12:00pm: Working party cleaning ship & as requisite

1:15pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty men landed

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds Petty Officers returned


AM – Discharged

To ELEPHANTA for England: 19 ratings


PM - Discharged

To MOTH: M Gardner, Stoker - A Scott, Stoker


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6 April 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:00am: Exercised Fire Stations

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands cleaning ship throughout

11:00am: Ship’s company of MINER paid in full for March

11:20pm: Working party returned

12:30pm: Liberty men landed

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty men landed

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds


Lost while dredging for telephone cable. Grapnel Fire with chain 1 in No.


PM – Joined

From ELEPHANTA: H. Ellis White, Surgeon



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7 April 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:15am: Divisions

10:00am: Liberty to Watch of Lascars & Stokers

12:00pm: Working party returned

1:30pm: Liberty man landed

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty men landed

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Petty Officers returned


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8 April 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands cleaning ship, painting boot toppings, & as requisite

12:00pm: Working party returned

1:30pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty men landed

6:00pm: Heavy squall with rain From NW

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Petty Officers returned


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9 April 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands rigging Forward Derrick & as requisite

12:00pm: Working party returned

1:15pm: Working party to Depot

2:00pm: Hands provisioning ship & rigging derrick

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:15pm: MANTIS arrived

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty men landed

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear connected

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Petty Officers returned


PM – Joined

From MOTH: W Chaffer, Able Seaman - H Dodson, Able Seaman - H Bennett, Able Seaman - S Brosgarth, Signalman - R Meney, Leading Seaman - J Prior, Leading Telegrapher - G Coates, Petty Officer


PM - Discharged

To MOTH: C Fox, Leading Seaman - H Fox, Telegrapher - G Owen, Leading Signalman - H Best, Able Seaman

To LIGHTNING: C Austin, Chief Petty Officer - H Ellis White, Surgeon


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10 April 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions - Hands as requisite

12:00pm: Working party returned

1:15pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:00pm: Port lower boom carried away by ST 38 with Port 20 & Port 30 in tow (Inland Water Transport)

5:15pm: Liberty men landed

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Petty Officers returned


PM – Joined

From MOTH: E Scagero, Sick Berth Steward

From Depot: J Hudson, Able Seaman


PM - Discharged

To MINER: J Clayton, Able Seaman - J Casey, Able Seaman

To MOTH: J Robertson, Able Seaman - C Maxwell, Sick Berth Attendant

To MANTIS: A Paris, Stoker - W Godfrey, Stoker - DF Fries, Officer’s Steward

To Depot: A Purkiss, Able Seaman


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11 April 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

8:45am: MINER sailed

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands loading stores

12:00pm: Working party returned

1:15pm: Working party to Depot

2:00pm:Hands loading stores

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty men landed

6:00pm: Stopped loading stores for the night

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Petty Officers returned


AM – Discharged

To Depot: J Hudson, Able Seaman


PM – Joined

From MOTH: W Richardson, Ship’s Steward Assistant

From Admiral’s House: E Gould, Private Royal Marine Light Infantry

From JEDDAH: 15 Lascars - 12 Stokers - 3 Servants


PM - Discharged

To MANTIS: R Greensmith, Petty Officer - WW Forsyth, Surgeon - JAR McNaughton, Lieutenant - WC Leys,Lieutenant Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve


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12 April 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct - resumed loading stores

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands loading stores

12:00pm: Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

1:55pm: MOZAFFIR arrived

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty men landed - completed loading of stores

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear connected

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Petty Officers returned


Blown overboard by accident South Wester Drill - 1 in No.


AM – Joined

From VASNA: A Wade, Able Seaman

from MOORA: AF Shilleto, Canteen - AE Coombes, Canteen

From Depot: A Purkiss, Able Seaman


AM – Discharged

To CHALKA for Bombay: LC D'Souza, Clerk, RMX


PM – Joined

From Hospital: AE Taylor, Chief Writer


PM - Discharged

To CHAKLA: H Fildes, Chief Air Mechanic


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13 April 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands preparing steam Boat for shipment & unrigging derrick

12:00pm: Working party returned

1:30pm: Working party to Depot - Liberty men landed

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty men landed

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Petty Officers returned


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14 April 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

1:00am: Steamboat No. 421 shipped in SS CHUSAN for Mascat

2:00am: Rounds

6:00am: Hands - Morning Routine - shipping Steam Boat

8:00am: Wells dry – Signal Books correct – Roman Catholics returned - Working party to Depot

8:45am: Roman Catholic & Wesleyan Church party landed

9:15am: Divisions

10:00am: Liberty to Watch of Lascars & Stokers

11:00am: Church party returned

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

1:30pm: Liberty men landed

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds – Signal Books correct


AM – Joined

From Depot: H Baldwin, Ship’s Steward Assistant


AM – Discharged

To Mascat for LAUNCH No. 421: Sheik Essach Sheik Hussein Vagley, Lascar 1st - Shrumshoo Ali, Lascar 3rd - Sheik Ally Yacob, Lascar 4th - Sheik Ossman Ahmed, Stoker 1st - Sheik Ahmed Bawa, Stoker 2nd.


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15 April 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands bending awnings & as requisite

12:00pm: Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

1:30pm: Hands bending awnings & as requisite

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty men landed

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear connected

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Petty Officers returned


AM – Joined

From MOTH: Migull Saloor Dania, Officer’s Steward


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: E Gould, Private Royal Marine Light Infantry

To MOTH: RG Elliott, Surgeon


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16 April 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine, cleaning ship & scrubbing canvas

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands as requisite

12:00pm: Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

1:30pm: Hands taking in stores for Bombay

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty men landed

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear connected

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Petty Officers returned


AM – Discharged

To MOTH: Migull Saloor Dania, Officer’s Steward


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17 April 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct - Exercised Boat Stations

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands securing Carley Floats & taking in stores

11:00am: Motor Launch 8 came alongside with stores

12:00pm: Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

1:30pm: Hands discharging stores from Motor Launch 8 & as requisite

2:00pm: Motor Launch cast off from ship

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty men landed

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear connected

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Petty Officers returned


PM - Discharged

To Hospital: C Baldwin, Ship’s Steward Assistant


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18 April 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Holystoning decks preparing to coal ship

6:20am: Coal lighters came alongside

6:25am: Commenced coaling

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands holystoning decks & fitting slings to Cutter

12:00pm: Working party returned

1:00pm: Received 200 tons Indian coal

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

2:00pm: Coaling ship

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:05pm: Coaling completed

5:10pm: Coal lighters left

5:15pm: Liberty men landed

6:00pm: Hands cleaning ship after coaling

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Petty Officers returned


JB Fernandes, Engine Room Artificer Royal Indian Marine placed under close arrest


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19 April 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Cleaning ship after coaling

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Hand as requisite

12:00pm: Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty men landed

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear connected

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Petty Officers returned


PM – Joined

From Hospital: Charles Goss, Ship’s Steward 2nd


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20 April 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:00am: Exercised Fire Stations

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:100am: Hands employed as requisite

12:00pm: Working party returned

1:15pm: Working party to Depot

1:30pm: Hands cleaning ship’s side

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty men landed - received 12 bags mail

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear connected

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Petty Officers returned


PM – Joined

From MOTH: Cacinbo Cirtinlis, Captain’s Cook - G Coleby, Able Seaman

From Commodore’s House: A Clayton, Telegrapher


PM - Discharged

To MOTH: A Wade, Able Seaman - Diego Azavedo, Captain’s Cook

To Commodore’s House: P Crowley, Telegrapher


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21 April 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:15am: Divisions &Rounds

9:45am: Draft for England from Depot - paid money & passed medical Inspection

10:00am: Liberty to Watch of Lascars & Stokers

12:00pm: Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

2:00pm: 1 bag mails received from ELEPHANTA for Commodore

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty men landed

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Petty Officers returned


PM – Joined

From Hospital: S Baldwin, Ship’s Steward Assistant

from FLYCATCHER: DB Price, Able Seaman


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22 April 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:15am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands as requisite

12:00pm: Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty men landed

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Petty Officers returned


AM – Joined

From Royal Navy Depot: Draft of 24 Ratings


AM – Discharged

To ELEPHANTA for Bombay: Draft of 34 Ratings & 27 Royal Indian Marine Ratings

To DWARKA for Bombay: 3 Royal Navy Ratings

To Commodore’s House: DB Price, Able Seaman


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23 April 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:15am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed as requisite

12:00pm: Working party returned

1:20pm: Working party to Depot

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty men landed

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Petty Officers returned


PM – Joined

Zqaiu Soaquis, Officer’s Steward


PM - Discharged

To Shore at own Request: PF Siqueira, Ship’s Steward


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24 April 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:15am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands as requisite

10:00am: Royal Navy Depot Tanuma was turned over to the Post Office Basrah - Motor Launch 19 turned over to Inland Water Transport

12:00pm: Working party returned

1:30pm: Hands as requisite

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

5:15pm: Liberty men landed

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Petty Officers returned


AM – Joined

From Motor Launch 19: H Milne, Leading Seaman - P Duffy, Stoker - P Hartington, Stoker - P Pont, Senior Petty Officer


AM – Discharged

To MANTIS: J Knox, Writer 3rd

To MOZAFFIR: A Banoclough, Sick Berth Attendant


PM – Joined

From FLYCATCHER: E Saxby, Leading Seaman


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25 April 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:45am: Working party to Depot

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:15am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands as requisite

12:00pm: Working party returned

1:30pm: Hands to Make and Mend clothes - Watch of Stokers & Lascars landed for Liberty

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Lascars & Stokers Liberty men returned

5:15pm: Liberty men landed

7:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear connected

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Petty Officers returned


PM – Joined

From Detention: R Norton, Stoker


PM - Discharged

To MOTH: E Day, Petty Officer Telegrapher - D Shammvorina, Officer’s Steward

To Commodore’s House: F Mallett, Leading Seaman

To Hospital: E Saxby, Leading Seaman


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26 April 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct - drew from Field Chest Treasury (Royal Indian Marine) Six Thousand Rupees

9:15am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands variously employed

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

1:00pm: Hands securing for sea

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

5:15pm: Liberty men landed

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Petty Officers returned


AM – Joined

From MOTH: Jopal Kaisheu, Officer’s Steward - MJ Fernandes, Officer’s Steward


AM – Discharged

To Tug 22: W Lacey, Senior Petty Officer - C Libby, Chief Stoker

To SS ZAIDA: AJD Souza, Officer’s Cook - S Fernandes, Officer’s Steward - P Brozanza, Officer’s Steward - S Rodriguez, Officer’s Steward - W Brown Warrant Shipwright


PM – Joined

From Hospital: W Jefferys, Able Seaman


PM - Discharged

To MOTH: H Dobson, Writer 3rd


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27 April 1918

Place: Basrah

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:00am: Exercised Fire Stations

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:30am: Hands cleaning ship & Preparing for sea

11:00am: Motor Launch 8 paid off

12:00pm: Signal Books correct

1:30pm: Hands securing boats for sea

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

4:30pm: Working party returned

5:15pm: Liberty men landed

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:00pm: Rounds - Petty Officers returned


AM – Joined

From Motor Launch 8: 4 Ratings


AM – Discharged

To Commodore’s House: W Overett, Writer 3rd


PM – Joined

From Commodore’s House: W Beattie, Writer 3rd - TG Starley, Stoker - F Miles, Private Royal Marine Light Infantry

from Hospital: E Gould, Private Royal Marine Light Infantry - G Thomas, Shipwright


PM - Discharged

To BRAMBLE for LAWRENCE: W Sheppard, Lieutenant Royal Navy


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28 April 1918


Place: Basrah to Fao

Lat 30.5269, Long 47.8407

2:00am: Rounds

5:30am: Commenced to unmoor ship

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:00am: Weighed Port anchor & shortened in to 3 shackles on Starboard anchor

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

8:45am: Hoisted boats in lower boom. Harbourmaster on board

9:00am: Anchor Stations

9:11am: Standby

9:21am: Starboard anchor aweigh - slow ahead & as required to No. 3 Basrah General Hospital

9:40am: Turned ship & proceeded down river

10:00am: Stopped to drop Harbourmaster

12:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct - off Harta Village - Hand leads attended

1:00pm: Passed Abadan

1:30pm: Hands preparing for sea

2:00pm: Hand leads attended

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

3:48pm: Standby below

3:50pm: Slow

3:51pm: Stop

3:54pm: Let go Starboard anchor in 5 fathoms -veered 3 shackles

4:00pm: Wells dry – Signal Books correct - Finished with engines

5:30pm: Exercised Abandon Ship Stations

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:50pm: Anchor Stations stand by

9:55pm: Weighed Starboard anchor - turned ship

10:11pm: Full ahead as required down river

11:00pm: Hand leads attended

11:02pm: Passed Inner Bar

11:33pm: Passed No. 6 buoy

12:00mid: Wells dry - Signal Books correct


AM – Discharged

To Commodore’s House: W Bradshaw, Leading Seaman - W Broad, Stoker

To MOZAFFIR: G Noon, Writer 3rd

To ARONDA: A Baldwin, Chief Artificer Engineer


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29 April 1918

Place: Fao to Sea

Lat 28.5, Long 49.9

12:07am: Passed No. 4 buoy

12:30am: Passed Outer Bar Buoy

12:42am: Passed Outer Gas buoy - NE 3 cables - Streamed Patent Log

1:19am: Light Vessel abeam - S 43 W(True) - distance 4 cables - Patent Log 4.1 - Set Course S 47 E (True)

1:30am: Laid in Hand leads

2:00am: Clocks add 10 minutes

3:30am:Light Vessel dipped bearing N 48 W (True) - Log 22.6

4:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

5:25am: Handed Patent Log to swing ship. Log 39.9

7:00am: Clocks add 10 minutes

7:40am: Resumed course - Streamed Patent Log

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:15am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands variously employed - Clocks add 8 minutes to Apparent Time at Ship Noon

12:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

1:00pm: Hands clearing boats

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Wells dry - Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct - Exercised Abandon Ship Stations & Gun’s Crews

4:00pm: Ship’s position fixed by land bearings & checked by observed altitude of sun

6:00pm: Sunset - Sea boats & Fire Gear in readiness

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct - Sea boat’s Crew mustered

9:00pm: Rounds

9:30pm: Sounded in 33 fathoms - Patent Log 85 - Wire 68 fathoms

10:30pm: Sounded in 33 fathoms - Patent Log 93.2 - Wire 69 fathoms

12:00mid: Wells dry - Signal Books correct


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30 April 1918

Place: Basrah to Bombay

Lat 26.8, Long 52.8

3:30am: Altered course to S 70 E (True) - Log 139

4:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine - Clocks add 8 minutes

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:15am: Divisions - Hands painting Steam Cutter & Dinghy & fitting boats’ sails

10:00am: Clocks add 9 minutes to Apparent Time at Ship noon

12:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

12:21pm: Observed Shuail S 76 E (True)

12:27pm: Altered course toS 69 E (True)

1:30pm: Hands fitting boat’s sails & as requisite

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct - Exercised ‘Close Watertight Doors & Out Mats

5:00pm:High land of Kais Island observed bearing N 81 E (True)

6:00pm: Sunset - Fire Gear & Sea boats in readiness

7:25pm: Altered course S 88 E (True) - Log 68

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

8:59pm: Observed Farur Island S 61 E (True) - Sounded in 36 fathoms - Log 81.4

9:32pm: Sounded in 36 fathoms -Log 86.5

9:56pm: Farur Island abeam S 2 W (True) - distance 3.5 miles - Log 90

10:19pm: Farur Island bearing S 47 E -Log 94

11:50pm: Observed Taub Light bearing S 31 E (True) - Log 107.4

12:00mid: Wells dry - Signal Books correct




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LOGS FOR MAY 1918


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1 May 1918

Place: Basrah to Bombay

Lat 26.2, Long 56.7

12:20am: Clocks add 10 minutes

2:36am: Taub Light on 4 points Starboard bow

3:00am: Taub Light abeam S 2 W (True) - Altered course N 82 E (True)

4:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

7:05am: Observed Great Quoin Island bearing N 79 E

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

8:44am: Altered course S 85 E Log 186

9:15am: Divisions

9:56am: Little Quoin Light House bearing North distance 1.4 miles Altered course S 37 E - Log 196.5 - handed Patent Log to clear it & streamed it again

10:00am: Clocks add 7 minutes to Apparent Time on Ship - noon

12:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

1:30pm: Hands as requisite

1:45pm: Passed Bang Hong Leang at Opposite

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct - Exercised Fire Stations

4:14pm: Kuh i Inbarrack abeam N 53 E - distance 9.5 miles - Altered course S 61 E - Log 38.3

6:00pm: Sea boats - Fire Gear in readiness

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

8:30pm: Rounds

12:00mid: Wells dry - Signal Books correct


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2 May 1918

Place: Basrah to Bombay

Lat 24.4, Long 60.0

12:20am: Clocks add 10 minutes

2:00am: Blown overboard by accident Seaman’s bedcovers - 1 in number

4:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:15am: Divisions - hands painting buckets, repairing fenders, & as requisite

10:00am: Clocks add 7 minutes to Apparent Time on Ship - noon

11:30am: Handed Log to clear

11:33am: Streamed Log

12:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

1:00pm: Hands Make and Mend clothes

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct - Exercised Boat Mat Stations

6:00pm: Sunset - Sea boats - Fire Gear in readiness

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

8:30pm: Rounds

11:00pm: Clocks add 10 minutes

12:00mid: Wells dry - Signal Books correct



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3 May 1918

Place: Basrah to Bombay

Lat 22.7, Long 63.7

4:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:15am: Divisions - Hands variously employed

10:00am: Clocks add 9 minutes to Apparent Time on Ship - noon

12:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

1:00pm: Hands cleaning paintwork & as requisite

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct - Exercised Abandon Ship Stations

6:00pm: Sea boats - Fire Gear in readiness

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

8:30pm: Rounds

12:00mid: Wells dry - Signal Books correct


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4 May 1918

Place: Basrah to Bombay

Lat 21.1, Long 67.3

3:00am: Clocks add 10 minutes

4:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

10:00am: Saturday Routine - Clocks add 10 minutes to Apparent Time on Ship - noon

12:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct - Altered course S 52 E

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct

6:00pm: Sunset - Sea boats - Fire Gear in readiness

6:25pm: Altered course Standard S 48 E

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

8:30pm: Rounds

12:00mid: Wells dry - Signal Books correct


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5 May 1918

Place: Basrah to Bombay

Lat 19.1, Long 70.9

12:20am: Clocks add 10 minutes

4:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

4:30am: Sounded - no bottom - 250 fathoms wire - lost by accident tubes, guard, brass, by fouling

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Morning Routine

6:15am: Altered course S 81 E(True) - S 79 E - Log 390.3 - sounded in 53 fathoms, wire 128 fathoms 3 shackles

8:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:15am: Divisions - Rounds - Read Prayers

10:00am: Clocks add 11 minutes to Apparent Time on Ship - noon

12:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct - Altered course S 81 E - S 83 E (True)

1:00pm: Hands as requisite

3:45pm: Cleared up decks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Signal Books correct - Exercised Fire Stations

6:00pm: Sunset - Sea boats - Fire Gear in readiness

7:35pm: Altered course N 75 E - Log 71.6

7:45pm: Sounded in 36 fathoms - wire 62 fathoms - Log 72.5

8:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

8:30pm: Rounds- Sounded in 27 fathoms - wire 62 fathoms - Log 80

9:00pm: Sounded in 25 fathoms - wire 62 fathoms - Log 82.5

9:10pm: Altered course N 55 E - Log 84.3

9:30pm:Sounded in 19 fathoms - wire 50 fathoms - Log 87

9:56pm: Altered course S 45 E - S 49 E (True) Galler Light Vessel bearing S - 3 cables - Log 91.4

10:00pm: Sounded in 14 fathoms - wire 39 fathoms - Log 91.6

10:31pm: Prongs Light visible bearing S 55 E - 19.2 miles - Log 96.5

11:20pm: Observed Inner Light Vessel bearing S 36 E - 12.2 miles - Log 104.2

12:00mid: Wells dry - Signal Books correct




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6 May 1918

Place: Basrah at Bombay

Lat 19.1, Long 72.8

12:10am: Prongs Light abeam N 41 E - Altered course N 87 E - Patent Log 111.7

12:30am: Signalled to stop by War Signal Station - Handed Log 114 - Courses as required for anchorage

1:00am: Hand leads attended

2:02am: Dropped Port anchor in 6 fathoms- veered 3 shackles

12:20am: Clocks add 49 minutes

4:00am: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

5:30am: Hands

6:00am: Preparing to secure to buoy

7:00am: Anchor Stations & hove short. Hands leads attended

7:13am: Anchor weigh - slow ahead - &as required to turn ship & proceed to Buoy

7:49am: Stop & sent hook rope to buoy

8:00am: Shackled to No. 6 buoy - Wells dry - Signal Books correct

9:10am: Divisions

9:30am: Hands replacing cable gear & cleaning ship & etc.

10:00am: 2 bags mail to PYRAMUS - 7 bags mail from Royal Navy Depot

11:00am: PYRAMUS, JUNO, PROSERPINE , DORIS in Port

12:00pm: Wells dry - Signal Books correct

1:30pm: Hands getting out ammunition

3:45pm: Cleare