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Light Cruiser, D or Danae-class

Ordered 3.18, Pendant No. 92 (4.22). Launched 29.4.19 Vickers, completed Portsmouth DY. 4,765 tons, 472(oa) trawler bow, 445(pp)x46x14ft. Turbine 40000shp, 29kts. Armament: 6-6in, 2-3in AA, 12-21in tt. Armour: 3in sides, 1in deck. Crew: 450. To RNZN 1925, served in WW2, training ship 2.44. Sold 5.4.46, BU Dalmuir by Arnott Young. (British Warships 1914-1919)

Towed to Portsmouth Dockyard for completion and joined 5th LCS, China Station in October 1922. Served in Second World War and sold in 1946. (Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906-21)

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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.

THE VOYAGES OF HMS DIOMEDE 1922-1923
(More detailed plots follow in the text)

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(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 OCTOBER 1922


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[Note: The above scans contain information on the ship, as follows:

Tonnage: 4765; length 472’6”, breadth 46’6; manufacturer: Vickers; engines: Parsons all geared 40,000 IHP; boilers Yarrow small tube made by Vickers in 1919; screws: 2 3-bladed Turbadium.

There is also standard information on meteorological instruments.

The ship’s armaments: guns, torpedoes and boats are also listed. Also draught: forward and aft 17’0”. The ship carried 12 tons of coal and 1050 tons of fuel oil.


Signed by Captain Hopwood and the Navigating officer.]


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2 October 1922

At Portsmouth.

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

[Wind SSW force 1-2; broken cloud]

9.00am: HMS Diomede commanded by Captain Geoffrey Hopwood CBE;* commissioned.

11.00am: Ship’s company employed stowing string bags and hammocks.

1.00pm: Hands employed provisioning; received 252 lbs fresh meat, 500 lbs vegetables, 400 lbs bread.


*[Note: Later Vice-Admiral. See hyperlink.]


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3 October 1922

At Portsmouth.

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

[Wind SW force 1-2; cloudy with drizzle]

9.00am: Discharged 1 rating to [shore establishment]Vernon”.

Routine of provisioning and leave.


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4 October 1922

At Portsmouth.

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

[Wind SW veering WNW force 1-3; overcast with rain]

Routine of provisioning, cleaning and leave. Working parties preparing guns and torpedo tubes.


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5 October 1922

At Portsmouth.

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

[Wind mainly SW force 1-2; overcast with rain]

Routine of provisioning, cleaning and leave. Working parties preparing guns and torpedo tubes.

8.00am: Boat party in yard drawing boats.

2.15pm: Ship shifted into No. C Lock; all boats drawn and hoisted.

4.00pm: Ammunition taken in for trials.

5.00pm: 1 rating joined from [shore establishment] “Excellent.


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6 October 1922

At Portsmouth and on sea trials.

Lat 50.6, Long -0.8 [Approximate position]

[Wind mainly SW force 1-5; cloudy]

7.00am: Hands securing ship for sea. Captain of “Excellent” * and staff arrived on board.

8.00am: Proceeded out of harbour to Outer Spit Buoy. Draught: forward 15’0.5”, aft 16’7”.

8.55am: Warner abeam 2 cables. Course and speed as required for acceptance trial.

9.11am: Course 180°; Nab Tower abeam 1 mile.

11.00am: Finished 3/5 power acceptance trial.

11.30am: Finished gun trials; acceptable.

12.42pm: Sighted Nab Tower bearing 347°.

12.55pm: Nab Tower abeam; courses as required for carrying out swinging for DF and adjustment of compasses.

4.15pm: Finished swinging; command director timing up.

5.00pm: Proceeded into harbour.

5.30pm: Secured alongside North Railway Jetty.


*[Note: Captain Arthur John Davies. “Excellent” was also a gunnery school.]


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7 October 1922

At Portsmouth.

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

[Wind mainly NE force 1-2; cloudy]

10.30am: Admiral Superintendent* inspected ship.


*[Note: For details see Wikipedia: Admiral-superintendent, Portsmouth. At this time the Admiral was Sir Percy Grant.]


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8 October 1922

At Portsmouth.

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

[Wind mainly NE force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 53°F]

3.00am: Put back all clocks 1 hour.


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9 October 1922

At Portsmouth.

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

[Wind mainly NE force 1-2; cloudy; air temperature average 53°F]

7.00am: Hands preparing to ammunition ship.

7.55am: Ship moved by tugs alongside HMS “Royal Oak” at Ship House Jetty.

11.00am: Ammunitioned ship.

2.00pm: 4 ratings joined ship from [shore establishment] “Fisgard.

6.00pm: Finished ammunitioning ship.


[Note: Log is signed by the Captain, G Hopwood.]


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10 October 1922

At Portsmouth.

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

[Wind mainly NE force 1-2; cloudy; air temperature average 50°F]

7.00am: Completed ammunitioning.

8.00am: Ship shifted from “Royal Oak” to North Railway Jetty. Barrack working party, gunners party and torpedo gunners party all working.

1.00pm: Hands to muster for issue of tropical clothing.


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11 October 1922

At Portsmouth.

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

[Wind mainly NE force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 53°F]

7.45am: Oiler secured alongside.

8.00am: HMS “Vindictive” arrived.

1.00pm: 7 ratings joined ship from RNB.

3.00pm: Admiral Sir Arthur Leveson’s car placed on after gun platform.*


*[Note: For delivery to China. He was C-in-C China Station from 1922. See hyperlink.]


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12 October 1922

At Portsmouth.

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

[Wind mainly NE force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 57°F]

8.00am: HMSs “Tara”, “Sharpshooter” and “Truant” sailed.

1.00pm: 1 rating joined from RNB, 1 from “Fisgard”.


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13 October 1922

At Portsmouth.

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

[Wind mainly ESE force 2-3; light broken cloud; air temperature average 59°F]

7.00am: Hands cleaning ship and preparing for C-in-C’s inspection. Dress No.1’s.*

10.00am: C-in-C Portsmouth Admiral Sir Gough Calthorpe** inspected ship.

11.10am: C-in-C left ship. Captain addressed ship’s company.

1.00pm: Hands securing boats for sea and unloading ammunition lighter.

2.00pm: 19 ratings joined ship for passage. 4 Lieutenants, 3 Midshipmen and 2 Warrant Officers joined for passage.


*[Note: Formal uniform worn on ceremonial occasions. See Wikipedia: Uniforms of the Royal Navy.]

**[Note: Later Admiral of the Fleet. See hyperlink.]


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14 October 1922

At Portsmouth and en route to Gibraltar.

Lat 50.78, Long -1.25

[Wind mainly SE force 1-3; sea slight to moderate; light broken cloud; air temperature average 59°F]

11.00am: Slipped and proceeded to Spithead. Draught: forward 16’ 8.5”, aft 17’ 3.5”.

11.30am: Dropped pilot. Proceeded at 12 knots.

12.17pm: Course W.

12.50pm: Outer Bar buoy abeam.

1.15pm: Hurst Fort abeam 2 cables.

1.35pm: Altered course to S77°W.

2.42pm: Anvil Point abeam 2.5 miles.

3.00pm: St Albans Head abeam 2.5 miles.

4.12pm: Portland Bill abeam 7.5 miles.

6.50pm: Sighted Start Point bearing N63°W.

7.40pm: Start Point abeam 10.5 miles; altered course to S52.5°W.

11.20pm: Altered course to S54.5°W.

Distance run 8.9 miles.*


*[Note: to Noon.]


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15 October 1922

At sea en route to Gibraltar.

Lat 47.12, Long -6.58

[Wind SE backing ESE force 2-4; sea moderate with SW swell; cloudy; air temperature average 59°F]

1.48am: Sighted Vierge Island Light bearing S14°E.

2.40am: Sighted Ushant Light bearing S18°W; altered course to S49.5°W.

4.22am: Ushant Light abeam 12.8 miles.

5.32am: Course S42.5°W.

4.00pm: Course S42°W.

8.00pm: Lost overboard by accident: 1 Walkers Patent log Rotator and line (carried away).

Distance run 312 miles.


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16 October 1922

At sea en route to Gibraltar.

Lat 42.58, Long -9.62

[Wind S and SW force 2-6; sea moderate; cloudy with some rain and mist; air temperature average 62°F]

7.58am:* Altered course to S17°W (183°)

8.42am:* Altered course to S15.5°W (181.5°).

9.30am: Sighted Finisterre bearing S35°E.

10.30am: Finisterre abeam 15 miles.

10.57am: Altered course to S16°W.

4.43pm: Altered course to S17°W.

Number on sick list: 2.

Distance run 297.6 miles.


*[Note: These entries were incorrectly entered in the log as 1958 and 2042 on a 24-hour clock as afternoon times.]


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17 October 1922

At sea en route to Gibraltar.

Lat 37.60, Long -9.27

[Wind SSW veering SW force 3-6; sea moderate with SW swell; cloudy with some heavy rain showers; air temperature average 62°F]

1.00am: Burlings Light bore S12°E.

2.34am: Altered course to S8°W.

3.12am: Burlings Light abeam 9 miles.

3.35am: Sighted Cape Roca Light bearing S7°E.

6.16am: Cape Roca Light abeam 15 miles; altered course to S1°W.

7.40am: Cape Espichel bore 106°.

8.16am: Cape Espichel abeam.

1.00pm: Very heavy rain squalls; siren in use.

1.40pm: Course S1°W.

2.18pm: Cape St Vincent bore SE.

2.41pm: Cape St Vincent abeam 6 miles; altered course to S32°E.

3.00pm: Altered course to S52°E.

3.17pm: Cape Sagres abeam 4.5 miles.

4.50pm: Altered course to S54°E; deviation standard 1.25°E; gyro 1° low.

11.50pm: Cadiz Light bore N75°E.

Distance run 298 miles.


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18 October 1922

At sea and at Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

[Wind variable S force 3-1; sea slight; cloudy with rain; air temperature average 63°F]

1.30am: Cape Trafalgar Light sighted bearing 80° true.

1.50am: Cape Spartel Light sighted bearing 120° true.

2.00am: Sighted Cape Malabata; decreased to 10 knots.

2.40am: Cape Trafalgar abeam 10 miles.

3.08am: Cape Tarifa Light sighted bearing 090° true.

3.35am: Reduced to 9 knots; altered course to S80°E.

3.50am: Reduced to 8 knots.

4.42am: Sighted Ceuta Light bearing S65°E; altered course to 075°.

4.52am: Sighted Europa Point Light bearing S65°E; altered course to 031°.

6.02am: Stopped both.

6.40am: Proceeded into harbour; secured to No.9 buoy.

8.00am: Ships in harbour: [old gunboat] HMS “Dwarf”, [destroyer] HMS “Sportive”, [submarine]L21” and [battleship] USS “Utah” flying the flag of Vice-Admiral Niblack USN.

1.00pm: Hands cleaning ship and spreading awnings.

Distance run 227.6 miles.


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19 October 1922

At Gibraltar.

Lat 36.26, Long -4.16

[Wind variable force 1-2; sea smooth; broken cloud; air temperature average 68°F; sea average 69°F]

7.00am: Slipped and proceeded; course S87°E 12.5 knots. Draught: forward 15’0”, aft 17’0”.

7.30am: Europa Point Light abeam.

4.00pm: Quarters; read “Clear for Action Stations” and “Stations for Entering or Leaving Harbour”.

6.10pm: Sighted Cap de Gata bearing N36°E.

7.03pm: Gata Light abeam N3°E 15 miles.

7.15pm: Sighted Mesa de Roldan Light bearing N29°E.

10.40pm: Steering gear on lower bridge out of order; changed over to lower conning tower.

Distance run 60.8 miles.


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20 October 1922

At sea en route to Malta.

Lat 36.90, Long 2.46

[Wind variable E force 1-3; sea smooth; broken cloud; air temperature average 70°F; sea average 70°F]

0.00am: Course S87.5°E.

2.00am: Put on clocks 20 mins.

3.00am: Sighted glare of Cape Ivi bearing S10°E.

3.45am: Cape Ivi Light abeam 20 miles.

6.00am: Sighted Cape Tenez Light [Algeria] bearing S60°E.

7.46am: Tenez Light abeam 10 miles.

1.19pm: Cape Caxine Light abeam 6 miles.

2.05pm: Altered course to S89°E.

4.31pm: Cape Bengut abeam 8 miles.

5.26pm: Altered course to E.

5.50pm: Cape Corbelin Light bore S34°E.

6.10pm: Cape Sigli bore S54°E. Cape Carbon bore S56°E.

7.27pm: Sigli Light abeam 12.5 miles.

8.24pm: Cape Carbon abeam 21.5 miles.

11.40pm: Cape Bougaroun Light bore S66°E.

Distance run 309.6 miles.


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21 October 1922

At sea en route to Malta.

Lat 37.38, Long 9.24

[Wind variable SE force 2-4; sea smooth to slight; broken cloud; air temperature average 75°F; sea average 72°F]

1.40am: Cape Bougaroun Light abeam 10 miles; altered course to S79°E.

2.00am: Advanced clocks 20 mins.

3.40am: Cape de Fer Light 4 points on bow.

6.56am: Cape de Garde abeam 22 miles.

8,23am: Galita [Galite] Island bore N69°E.

9.32am: Altered course to N79°E.

10.56am: Galiton Island Light abeam 13.2 miles; altered course to N78°E.

11.45am: Cape Serrat abeam.

12.45pm: Altered course to S85°E.

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes.*

3.00pm: Cani Rocks abeam 5.75 miles; altered course to S64.5°E.

3.45pm: Zeeboa [Zembra] Island bore S49°E.

4.00pm: Exercised “man overboard”; away seaboats’ crews.

6.30pm: Cape Bon 4 points on bow; reduced to 10 knots.

7.10pm: Cape Bon abeam 8.2 miles; altered course to S62°E.

10.55pm: Pantellaria Light abeam 3.5 miles; altered course to S61°E.

Distance run 307.7 miles.


*[Note: Naval expression for relaxing or doing nothing.]


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22 October 1922

At Malta.

Lat 35.89, Long 14.51

[Wind S force 2-3; sea smooth to slight; broken cloud; air temperature average 79°F; sea average 73°F]

1.45am: Altered course to avoid steamer.

2.00am: Put clocks on 20 mins.

6.15am: Sighted Gozo bearing S36°E.

7.56am: Reduced speed to 11 knots; connected fore bridge wheel.

8.40am: Cape San Dimitri abeam 2.6 miles.

10.15am: Reduced to 10 knots for entering harbour.

10.29am: Passed breakwater light; secured to No.13 buoy.

Number on sick list: 6.

Distance run 260.5 miles.


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23 October 1922

At Malta.

Lat 35.89, Long 14.51

[Wind S veering SW force 2-3; broken cloud; air temperature average 79°F]

8.00am: Cleaning and ship maintenance.

10.00am: Oiler “Boxol” alongside oiling ship.

11.00am: Stores brought from England transferred to lighter alongside. Oiled ship from oiler “Boxol”.

11.35am: Finished oiling; “Boxol” cast off.

4.00pm: 1 rating joined ship from “Egmont”. [Fort St Angelo, Malta.]


[Note: The log is signed by the Captain, G Hopwood.]

[Note: There are two separate log pages for this date, 23rd October 1922. Because one is signed by the Captain, it may be that he required the log to be re-written in more detail. The entries have been amalgamated here.]


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24 October 1922

At sea en route to Port Said.

Lat 35.67, Long 15.65

[Wind variable SW force 1-4; sea slight; cloudy with rain showers; air temperature average 75°F; sea average 73°F]

7.15am: Slipped and proceeded. Draught: forward 16’9”, aft 17’0”.

7.42am: Breakwater light abeam; set course S68.5°E 13 knots.

7.57am: Delimara Light abeam 2.5 miles.

Noon: Port Said bore 108° 880 miles.

Distance run 57.2 miles.


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25 October 1922

At sea en route to Port Said.

Lat 34.23, Long 21.55

[Wind mainly variable NE force 1-2; sea smooth; broken cloud; air temperature average 75°F; sea average 75°F]

1.40am: Put clocks on 20 mins.

4.05pm: Stopped; exercised “man overboard”; hands to bathe.

4.45pm: Proceeded on course 105°.

7.00pm: Altered course to 104°.

Number on sick list: 7.

Distance run 304 miles.


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26 October 1922

At sea en route to Port Said.

Lat 32.83, Long 27.33

[Wind NE veering SE force 2-4; sea slight to moderate; broken cloud with some fog; air temperature average 75°F; sea average 75°F]

2.00am: Put clocks on 30 mins.

10.13am: Started siren.

11.20am: Finished siren.

7.00pm: Altered course to 103°.

Distance run 300 miles.


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27 October 1922

At sea and at Port Said.

Lat 31.27, Long 32.32

[Wind SE backing NE force 3; sea slight; broken cloud; air temperature average 79°F; sea average 77°F]

2.00am: Put clocks on 30 mins.

3.27am: Sighted Cape Burullus Light bearing S67°W.

5.21am: Damietta Light bore S19.5°E.

6.30am: Altered course to 139°.

7.40am: Damietta Light abeam 9 miles.

8.45am: Sighted Port Said.

9.30am: Course S21°E.

9.45am: Stopped; fired 21-gun salute.

10.00am: Pilot on board; proceeded up harbour; passed head of breakwater.

10.41am: Came to with port anchor; secured stern to Navy House Jetty. Took in 170 tons of oil.

1.00pm: British Consul came aboard.

Distance run 280.9 miles.


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28 October 1922

At Port Said.

Lat 30.633, Long 32.328

[Wind NE and calm; cloudless; air temperature average 87°F]

4.00am: Discharged 1 rating for “Cornflower.

5.45am: Weighed and proceeded.

6.30am: Entered Suez Canal.

8.00am: [Held] up to allow 3 ships to pass.

11.55am: Cast off and proceeded.

1.40pm: Arrived at Ismailia. Dropped 1st pilot and picked up 2nd pilot.

2.42pm: Entered Great Bitter Lake.

3.35pm: Entered Little Bitter Lake.

5.55pm: Dropped pilot. Course for leaving Suez Canal.

6.06pm: Newport Rock abeam.

7.30pm: Course S21.5°E.

8.10pm: Sighted Cape Zafarana bearing 174°.

11.25pm: Ras Gharib Light bore 160°.


[Note: The log is signed by the Captain, G Hopwood.]


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29 October 1922

At sea en route to Aden.

Lat 26.24, Long 34.97

[Wind NW veering N force 2-3; sea smooth; broken cloud; air temperature average 81°F; sea average 81°F]

0.57am: Ras Gharib Light abeam 3 miles; altered course to S41.5°E.

2.55am: Jabal Light [Qad at Tawaylah] bore 142°.

4.10am: Jabal Light abeam 1.7 miles. Course S47°E.

6.00am: S end Shadwan Island [Jazirat Shakir] abeam 3 miles. Course S31°E.

10.45am: Brothers Light [Al-Ikhwan] bore S48°E; altered course to S53°E.

11.30am: Brothers Light abeam 1.5 miles; altered course to 146°.

4.55pm: Sighted land bearing 345°.

5.50pm: Daedalus Light [Abu-el-Kizan] bore 142°.

6.30pm: Daedalus Light abeam 2 miles; altered course to S29.5°E.

Distance run 315.6 miles.


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30 October 1922

At sea en route to Aden.

Lat 21.26, Long 38.33

[Wind variable force 1-3; sea slight; broken cloud; air temperature average 87°F; sea average 87°F]

2.00am: Put clocks on 20 mins.

7.00pm: Altered course to 148.5° true.

10.15pm: Altered course to 148° true.

Number on sick list: 11.

Distance run 336.3 miles.


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31 October 1922

At sea en route to Aden.

Lat 16.43, Long 41.15

[Wind mainly SSE force 3-4; sea slight with SE swell; broken cloud; air temperature average 87°F; sea average 86°F]

2.00am: Put clocks on 20 mins.

2.25pm: Sighted Jebel Tair bearing S50.5°E; altered course to S37°E.

4.48pm: Jebel Tair abeam 7.9 miles.

5.39pm: Centre Peak Island bore S45°E.

6.33pm: Altered course to S33°E.

10.13pm: Sighted Quoin Island bearing S44°E; altered course to S47.5°E.

Midnight: Course S27°E; passed into Abu Ail Passage.

Number on sick list: 15.

Distance run 336 miles.



LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1922


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1 November 1922

At sea and at Aden.

Lat 12.52, Long 44.37

[Wind mainly SE force 4-0; sea slight; mainly cloudless; air temperature average 83°F; sea average 82°F]

0.15am: Quoin Island Light abeam.

0.45am: Altered course to S19.5°E.

2.00am: Put clocks on 20 mins.

3.00am: Perim Light bore S25°E.

6.25am: Perim Light abeam 4 miles; altered course to S22.5°E.

9.26am: Altered course to N79°E.

11.50am: Aden bore N65°E.

2.51pm: [after a number of small course alterations] Embarked pilot and proceeded into harbour.

3.05pm: Came to with starboard anchor; secured head and stern E to Nos. 3 and 4 buoys near to oil terminal.

Distance run 336 miles.


[Note: The log is signed by the Captain, G Hopwood.]


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2 November 1922

At Aden.

Lat 12.80, Long 45.00

[Wind “light airs”; cloudless; air temperature average 85°F]

3.00am: P&O Royal Mail steamer “China” sailed.

10.30am: Resident* came on board to visit Captain.

11.30am: Dressed ship in honour of the arrival of the Prince of Abyssinia.**

11.40am: HMS “Crocus” arrived with the Prince of Abyssinia on board. Manned ship.***

2.30pm: Paraded guard for the arrival of the Prince of Abyssinia. HH arrived and was shown over the ship.

3.15pm: HH left.

5.40pm: Weighed and proceeded out of harbour. Undressed ship.

6.00pm: Fairway buoy abeam 0.5 cables. Set course S21°E.

6.10pm: Elephant’s Back Light abeam. Course S89°E.



*[Note: The GOC and Political Resident was General Sir Thomas Edwin Scott.]

**[Note: The Prince of Abyssinia was the future Emperor Heile Selassie. At this time he was attempting to modernise his army in anticipation of a further attempt by Italy to invade and colonise Ethiopia. This visit to Aden coincided with Mussolini’s accession to power via the “March on Rome” on October 28th 1922. Mussolini had vowed to “avenge Adowa”, (also known as Adwa), the battle in 1896 when an earlier attempt by the Italians was repulsed by the Ethiopians, and he accomplished this in 1935. Heile Selassie was beginning a world tour to gather support, and in 1923 he secured Ethiopia’s membership of the League of Nations. At this time it was clear that the British and French were colluding in selling arms to Heile Selassie, although events showed that the arms were mainly surplus stock from the Great War and not very effective.]


***[Note: “Manning ship” means that the crew line up on deck in honour of a visitor or event.]


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3 November 1922

At sea en route to Colombo.

Lat 12.58, Long 47.62

[Wind NE veering SE force 2; sea slight; cloudless; air temperature average 84°F; sea average 82°F]

10.00am: Took HMS “Petersfield” in tow; procedure for exercising towing.

11.55am: Speed 12 knots.

Distance run 160 miles.


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4 November 1922

At sea en route to Colombo.

Lat 11.97, Long 51.72

[Wind variable N force 2-3; sea slight with NE swell; broken cloud; air temperature average 82°F; sea average 80°F]

2.00am: Put clocks on 20 mins.

8.00am: Course 118°; Cape Guardafui [Somalia] bore 165°.

10.00am: Cape Guardafui abeam 17 miles.

11.42am: Altered course to 100°.

Number on sick list: 16.

Distance run 243.8 miles.


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5 November 1922

At sea en route to Colombo.

Lat 11.20, Long 55.68

[Wind variable NE force 4-6; sea moderate to rough; broken cloud; air temperature average 81°F; sea average 80°F]

2.00am: Put clocks on 20 mins.

10.25am: Speed 9 knots.

12.50pm: Tow parted; hauled in tow. Tow parted in 2nd shackle of “Petersfield’s” cable.

2.10pm: HMS “Petersfield” took station 4 cables astern.

Distance run 228.8 miles.


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6 November 1922

At sea en route to Colombo.

Lat 10.52, Long 58.40

[Wind variable NE force 5-2; sea moderate to rough with confused SE swell; cloudy with showers; air temperature average 78°F; sea average 78°F]

2.00am: Put clocks on 20 mins.

8.00am: Altered course to 99°.

1.45pm: Took “Petersfield” in tow; speed as required.

4.00pm: Speed 9.5 knots.

Distance run 174.1 miles.


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7 November 1922


At sea en route to Colombo.

Lat 10.07, Long 61.78

[Wind SW veering NW force 2-4; sea moderate with SSW swell; broken cloud; air temperature average 86°F; sea average 86°F]

12.30pm: Altered course to 98°.

Distance run 197.5 miles.


[Note: The log is signed by the Captain, G Hopwood.]


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8 November 1922

At sea en route to Colombo.

Lat 9.43, Long 65.50

[Wind mainly NW force 2-3; sea slight with SW veering WSW swell; broken cloud with squalls and showers; air temperature average 85°F; sea average 81°F]

2.00am: Put clocks on 20 mins.

12.30pm: Increased to10.5 knots.

6.00pm: Altered course to 99°.

Distance run 213.4 miles.


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9 November 1922

At sea en route to Colombo.

Lat 8.87, Long 69.28

[Wind mainly W force 3-4; sea slight with WSW swell; cloudy with showers; air temperature average 85°F; sea average 81°F]

2.00am: Put clocks on 20 mins.

9.00am: Altered course to 99.5° true.

Noon: Altered course to 101.5°.

7.00pm: Steering gear jammed; slow both engines.

7.40pm: Steering gear correct; resumed original speed.

8.15pm: Heavy rain squall; sounded siren.

9.00pm: Squall passed.

Distance run 224.9 miles.


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10 November 1922

At sea en route to Colombo.

Lat 8.02, Long 73.10

[Wind mainly SW force 3-4; sea slight with WSW swell; cloudy with squalls; air temperature average 82°F; sea average 81°F]

2.00am: Put clocks on 20 mins.

9.50am: Altered course to 90° true.

10.40am: Sighted Minikoi Light [Minicoy Island, India] bearing N35°E.

11.40am: Minikoi Light abeam 14.5 miles; altered course to 99.5°.

6.20pm: Altered course to 100°.

10.00pm: Severe rain squalls; siren in use.

Distance run 229.6 miles.


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11 November 1922

At sea en route to Colombo.

Lat 7.34, Long 77.10

[Wind mainly SW force 3-4; sea slight with WSW swell; cloudy with squalls; air temperature average 84°F; sea average 81°F]

2.00am: Put clocks on 20 mins.

6.40am: Altered course to 99°.

1.00pm: Paid monthly advance.

4.15pm: Stopped and observed 2 minutes silence in commemoration of the Great War. “Petersfield” slipped tow.

5.30pm: Proceeded.

9.30pm: Increased to 12 knots; parted company from “Petersfield”.

Number on sick list: 13.

Distance run 229.6 miles.


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12 November 1922

At sea and at Colombo.

Lat 6.96, Long 79.85

[Wind mainly SW force 2-3; sea slight with WSW swell; broken cloud; air temperature average 82°F; sea average 81°F]

2.00am: Put clocks on 15 mins.

4.30am: Sighted Colombo Light bearing S85°E; reduced to 8 knots.

6.50am: Stopped to pick up pilot; proceeded to enter harbour towards Guide Jetty for oiling.

7.03am: Breakwater abeam.

7.30am: Secured alongside Guide Jetty.

8.00am: Oiled ship.

10.00am: Transferred canteen staff to HMS “Cairo”.*

1.12pm: Slipped and proceeded to buoys astern of “Cairo”.

1,44pm: Came to with starboard anchor veered to 4 shackles.

Distance run 187.5 miles.


*[Note: “Cairo’s” log states that this was an exchange of canteen staff and officers’ stewards between the two ships. “Cairo” was en route to the UK and “Diomede” to China. See hyperlink.]


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13 November 1922

At Colombo.

Lat 6.96, Long 79.85

[Wind mainly SW force 1-2; sea smooth; broken cloud; air temperature average 82°F; sea average 81°F]

7.00am: Hands spreading awnings.

7.30am: HMS “Cairo” sailed.

1.00pm: Hands make and mend.

4.00pm: Read Warrant No.1.


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14 November 1922

At Colombo.

Lat 6.96, Long 79.85

[Wind “light airs”; broken cloud; air temperature average 82°F; sea average 81°F]

1.00pm: Hands painting and getting in stores.


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15 November 1922

At Colombo.

Lat 6.96, Long 79.85

[Wind NW backing WSW force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 80°F]

10.30am: “Southampton” entered harbour and secured.

4.00pm: Read Warrant No.2.

Number on sick list: 17.


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16 November 1922

At Colombo.

Lat 6.96, Long 79.85

[Wind “light airs”; broken cloud with showers; air temperature average 80°F]

8.00am: Received 8 tons of coal and 80 gallons of kerosene oil.


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17 November 1922

At Colombo.

Lat 6.96, Long 79.85

[Wind “light airs”; cloudy with drizzle; air temperature average 80°F]

4.30pm: 1 prisoner on board from HMS “Colombo” under close arrest.*


*[Note: A Court Martial was held on board HMS “Colombo”. See hyperlink.]


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18 November 1922

At Colombo.

Lat 6.96, Long 79.85

[Wind mainly NE force 1-4; cloudy; air temperature average 79°F]

8.00am: Hands cleaning ship and re-spreading awnings.

10.40am: HMS “Vindictive” entered harbour and secured.

5.00pm: 1 rating joined ship.


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19 November 1922

At Colombo.

Lat 6.96, Long 79.85

[Wind mainly NE force 1-3; broken cloud; air temperature average 81°F]

9.00am: Divisions and Captain’s rounds. Church parties on board from “Southampton”, “Vindictive” and “Petersfield”. Held divine service.

5.00pm: Prisoner and escort discharged at Colombo.


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20 November 1922

At Colombo.

Lat 6.96, Long 79.85

[Wind mainly NE force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 81°F]

7.00am: Rigging diving boat.

10.00am: Divers quarterly dip.

10.30am: “Southampton” sailed.

1.00pm: Diving party away.

Number on sick list: 14.


THE VOYAGES OF HMS DIOMEDE
Operations at China Station

JP map Diomede China Station

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21 November 1922

At Colombo and en route to Singapore.

Lat 6.96, Long 79.85

[Wind variable N force 1-3; broken cloud; air temperature average 81°F]

1.00pm: “Petersfield” proceeded. Shortened in.

1.15pm: Slipped and proceeded. Draught: forward 16’6”, aft 17’0”.

1.24pm: Speed 10 knots; breakwater abeam; course 225°.

2.40pm: Stopped and took “Petersfield” in tow.

3.00pm: Proceeded and worked up to 12.5 knots.

4.53pm: Barberyn Light abeam 8 miles.

7.00pm: Course 132°.

8.35pm: Point de Galle abeam 10 miles; altered course to 107°.

10.00pm: Altered course to 91° true 12 knots.


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22 November 1922

At sea en route to Singapore.

Lat 5.49, Long 82.05

[Wind variable force 1-3; sea smooth with SSE swell; broken cloud; air temperature average 82°F; sea average 82°F]

0.30am: Dondra Head Light abeam 7.5 miles; altered course to 89.5° true.

9.00am: Increased to 12.5 knots.

12.15pm: Altered course to 88° true.

7.30pm: Altered course to 87° true.

Number on sick list: 17.

Distance run 236.5 miles.


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23 November 1922

At sea en route to Singapore.

Lat 5.52, Long 86.62

[Wind mainly NE force 1-2; sea smooth with NW swell; broken cloud; air temperature average 83°F; sea average 83°F]

2.00am: Put clocks on 20 mins.

10.40am: Course 086.5°.

11.50am: Tow parted; stopped.

12.15pm: Proceeded at 9 knots; “Petersfield” in station 2 cables astern.

2.18pm: Stopped; took “Petersfield” in tow; worked up to 11 knots.

7.40pm: Course 086° true.

Distance run 257.6 miles.


[Note: The log is signed by the Captain, G Hopwood.]


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24 November 1922

At sea en route to Singapore.

Lat 5.68, Long 90.28

[Wind NW backing SE force 1-3; sea smooth with NW backing WSW swell; overcast with showers; air temperature average 83°F; sea average 83°F]

2.00am: Put clocks on 20 mins.

1.25pm: Altered course to 90° true.

4.00pm: Spread QD awning.

9.40pm: “Vindictive” sighted astern.

10.00pm: Altered course to 92° true.

Distance run 221 miles.


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25 November 1922

At sea en route to Singapore.

Lat 5.95, Long 94.38

[Wind mainly SE force 1-3; sea smooth; broken cloud; air temperature average 86°F; sea average 82°F]

2.00am: Put clocks on 20 mins.

8.00am: Altered course to 88.5° true.

10.00am: Sighted land bearing S79°E (Pula Bras).

11.15am: Sighted Pula Weh bearing S84°E.

1.20pm: Sighted Pulo Rondo bearing N70°E.

2.42pm: Willem Storen [Willemstoren, Breueh, Sumatra] Light 4 points on starboard bow.

4.00pm: Willem Storen Light abeam 12.5 miles.

5.45pm: Pulo Ugh Light [Malaysia] abeam; altered course to 103.5°.

Distance run 221 miles.


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26 November 1922

At sea en route to Singapore.

Lat 5.10, Long 97.88

[Wind variable force 1-3; sea smooth; cloud and rain; air temperature average 78°F; sea average 82°F]

8.42am: Diamond Point Light [Sumatra] abeam 8 miles; altered course to 126.5°.

9.30am: Divisions and Captain’s rounds.

11.45am: Deli Ragat R [Deli River Regency, Sumatra?] Light abeam 7 miles; altered course to 125.5°.

Distance run 225 miles.


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27 November 1922

At sea en route to Singapore.

Lat 2.78, Long 101.08

[Wind variable force 2-5; sea slight; cloud and rain; air temperature average 78°F; sea average 82°F]

2.00am: Put clocks on 15 mins. Altered course to 126.5°.

8.00am: Sighted Aroa Island Light bearing 156.5°.

9.00am: Altered course to 115.5°.

10.50am: Sighted One Fathom Bank Light on port bow.

11.16am: One Fathom Bank Light abeam 4 miles; altered course to 112°.

7.00pm: [after various small course alterations through the afternoon] Course 124°.

7.50pm: Sighted Undan Light bearing S65°E.

9.11pm: Malacca Light abeam.

10.12pm: Undan Light abeam 3 miles.

11.00pm: Sighted Nav R Light [?] bearing 049°.

Midnight: Johor [Johore] Light bore 080°.

Distance run 229.3 miles.


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28 November 1922

At sea and at Singapore.

Lat 1.24, Long 103.75

[Wind NE force 2-3; sea smooth; cloud and rain; air temperature average 82°F; sea average 83°F]

1.42am: Johor Light abeam; altered course to 122.5°.

2.00am: Put clocks on 20 mins.

2.26am: Sialu Light abeam; altered course to 120°.

5.00am: Sighted Hgh Light [High Island?] bearing S45°E.

5.28am: Pisang Light abeam.

5.45am: Stopped and slipped tow.

6.00am: Sounded.

7.40am: Course 89°.

8.30am: Sultan Shoal Light abeam 1.5 miles. Proceeding through Selat Sinki Channel alongside oil wharf at Pulau Bukom (Freshwater Island).

9.30am: Made fast alongside wharf.

9.53am: Finished with engines.

Distance run 195 miles.


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29 November 1922

At Singapore.

Lat 1.24, Long 103.75

[Wind variable NE force 1-2; cloud and rain; air temperature average 78°F; sea average 83°F]

8.00am: Lt Hanning [?] discharged to HMS “Vindictive.”

9.15am: Hands employed painting and provisioning; marines exercised in the forenoon.

10.50am: HMS “Vindictive” sailed.

Number on sick list: 6.


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30 November 1922

At Singapore and en route to Hong Kong.

Lat 1.25, Long 103.98

[Wind NE backing NNE force 1-3; sea slight with NNE swell; cloudy; air temperature average 82°F; sea average 84°F]

10.10am: Weighed; half ahead. Draught: forward 16’6”, aft 17’2”.

10.33am: Stopped; took HMS “Petersfield” in tow.

Noon: Course 081.5° 11 knots.

2.13pm: Course 068°.

2.38pm: Pedra Blanca Light [Horsburgh] abeam 1 mile; altered course to 086°.

3.41pm: NE Point [?] Light abeam 7 miles.

11.50pm: Altered course to 079.5°.


[Note: The log is signed by the Captain, G Hopwood.]



LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1922


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1 December 1922

At sea en route to Hong Kong.

Lat 1.60, Long 107.88

[Wind NE force 2-4; sea slight; broken cloud; air temperature average 81°F; sea average 83°F]

1.45am: Victory Island [Pulau Pengibu, Indonesia] bore 018°.

2.00am: Put clocks on 15 mins.

2.45am: Victory Island abeam 11 miles.

5.10am: Sighted Saddle Island [Pulau Mendarik, Indonesia] and Camel’s Hump Island [Pulau Dumdum, Indonesia]; altered course to 78°.

5.40am: Camel’s Hump Island abeam.

8.33am: Tambelan Island [Pulau Tambelan, Indonesia] abeam.

1.00pm: Monthly issue [of] slops.*

2.00pm: Hands holystoning upper deck and cleaning out boats.

2.25pm: Sighted St Pierre Island [Muri or St Petrus Island, Indonesia] bearing 059°.

4.30pm: Altered course to 065°.

5.00pm: St Pierre Island Light abeam 5 miles.

7.58pm: Merundung Island abeam 3 miles. Exercised Night defence stations.

10.55pm: Tanjung Datu [Cape Datu, Borneo] abeam.

Number on sick list: 9.

Distance run 235.4 miles.


*[Note: “Slops” is a naval name for any article of clothing (ready-made) which can be purchased from the ship’s clothing store. Slops were introduced into the Navy in 1623.]


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2 December 1922

At sea en route to Hong Kong.

Lat 3.20, Long 111.45

[Wind variable NE force 2-3; sea slight with variable N and confused swell; broken cloud; air temperature average 83°F; sea average 84°F]

2.00am: Put clocks on 15 mins.

9.18am: Altered course to 054°.

9.35am: Sighted C Sirik [Cape Sirik, Borneo] bearing 130°.

10.00am: Cape Sirik abeam 6 miles.

8.30pm: Altered course to 056°.

Distance run 235.4 miles.


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3 December 1922

At sea en route to Hong Kong.

Lat 5.63, Long 114.32

[Wind NNE veering ENE force 2-4; sea slight; broken cloud; air temperature average 81°F; sea average 83°F]

2.00am: Put clocks on 15 mins.

5.45am: Sighted land bearing 120°.

6.40am: Altered course to 038°.

3.45pm: Altered course to 039.5°.

10.35pm: Course 049° 9 knots.

Distance run 225.9 miles.


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4 December 1922

At sea en route to Hong Kong.

Lat 8.22, Long 116.48

[Wind variable NE force 2-4; sea slight; broken cloud; air temperature average 82°F; sea average 83°F]

4.25am: Put clocks on 15 mins.

9.00am: Exercised out paravanes. Course 036° 11 knots.

10.15am: Sighted land bearing 095°; in paravanes.

12.45pm: Balabac Island [Philippines] N extremity abeam.

1.15pm: Altered course to N21°E.

8.00pm: Sounded every hour at night.

[Note: No log entry for distance run.]


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5 December 1922

At sea en route to Hong Kong.

Lat 10.88, Long 118.29

[Wind mainly ENE force 2-5; sea moderate with heavy NNE swell; broken cloud with showers; air temperature average 82°F; sea average 83°F]

5.32am: [Sighting unidentified but likely Palawan] bearing 104°.

6.20am: Altered course to 038.5°.

7.35am: Altered course to 027°.

4.15pm: Altered course to 030°.

Distance run 191.5 miles.


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6 December 1922

At sea en route to Hong Kong.

Lat 13.57, Long 119.79

[Wind NNE veering ENE force 2-5; sea moderate with heavy NNE swell; broken cloud; air temperature average 82°F; sea average 83°F]

2.00am: Put clocks on 15 mins.

6.10am: Land on starboard bow.

10.30am: Course 018°.

1.10pm: Cabra Island Light [Lubang Island, Philippines] bore 048.5°.

3.17pm: Altered course to 005°.

7.12pm: Course 001°.

7.35pm: Sighted San… Light [possibly San Nicholas Shoal ?] bearing 47.5°; altered course to 347.5° true.

10.24pm: Capones Light [Brgy, Philippines] abeam 10.9 miles.

Distance run 181 miles.


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7 December 1922

At sea en route to Hong Kong.

Lat 16.73, Long 119.19

[Wind NE backing N force 2-5; sea moderate to rough with NE swell; cloudy with squalls; air temperature average 80°F; sea average 82°F]

2.05am: Palauig Point Light abeam 11.7 miles.

3.40am: Sighted Hermana Mayor Light bearing 035°.

4.30am: Hermana Mayor Light abeam 10 miles.

5.40am: Piedra Point Light [Cape Bolinao, Philippines] bore N25°E.

6.20am: Stopped both; slipped tow.

7.00am: Course 347.5°.

9.00am: Increased to 11 knots; course 324°.

11.30am: “Petersfield” resumed station astern.

3.30pm: Course 325°.

Distance run 306.6 miles.


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8 December 1922

At sea en route to Hong Kong.

Lat 19.57, Long 116.72

[Wind NNE force 5-7; sea rough with NE swell; cloudy with showers; air temperature average 70°F; sea average 78°F]

7.30pm: Altered course to 323.5°.

Distance run 219.5 miles.


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9 December 1922

At sea and at Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind NNE force 4 then “light airs”; sea moderate; broken cloud; air temperature average 67°F; sea average 64°F]

6.33am: Tamkan Island N extremity bearing 298°.

7.25am: Sighted Waglan Light [Wang Lan To] bearing 310°.

8.10am: Altered course to 313°.

8.27am: Tampen Island [?] NE end abeam; altered course to 310°.

8.56am: Waglan Light abeam 1.5 miles.

9.12am: Tathong Light [Tai Long Pai] abeam 5 cables; passing through Lye Mun [Lei Yue Mun] Pass into Hong Kong harbour and alongside dockyard wall under 100-ton crane.

10.30am: Secured alongside dockyard wall. Discharged 1 rating to hospital.

11.28am: Slipped and proceeded to No.6 buoy.

11.45am: Secured to No.6 buoy.

1.00pm: Discharged passengers to ships. Hands make and mend.

Distance run 230.4 miles.


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10 December 1922

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind “light airs”; mainly cloudless; air temperature average 64°F]

9.30am: Divine service on QD; Chaplain of [HMS] “Hawkins” officiating. Landed usual church parties.

10.30am: Divisions; Captain’s rounds.

Number on sick list: 4.


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11 December 1922

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind E “light airs”; broken cloud; air temperature average 64°F]

8.55am: Oiler “Kharki” alongside.

9.35am: HMS “Vindictive” sailed for England.


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12 December 1922

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind E force 1-3; cloudy; air temperature average 64°F]

am and pm: painting and routine maintenance.


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13 December 1922

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind E force 1-2; cloudy; air temperature average 64°F]

8.00am: HMS “Cicala” [river gunboat] sailed.

9.30am: Admiral Sir Arthur Leveson KCB arrived on board. Ship’s company marched past.

10.00am: C-in-C left ship.


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14 December 1922

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind E and NE force 1-2; cloudy; air temperature average 64°F]

8.00am: Central stores party drawing stores in the dockyard.

12.15pm: “Cicala” entered harbour.

Number on sick list: 6.


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15 December 1922

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind E and SE force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 64°F]

am and pm: painting and routine maintenance.


[Note: The log is signed by the Captain, G Hopwood.]


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16 December 1922

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind E and NE force 1-2; cloudy; air temperature average 62°F]

am and pm: painting and routine maintenance.

Number on sick list: 7.

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17 December 1922

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind NE veering ENE force 1-2; cloudy; air temperature average 62°F]

9.00am: Landed usual church parties.

10.00am: Divine service.

10.40am: Divisions and Captain’s rounds.

1.00pm: Sent range party to Stonecutters.*


*[Note: Stonecutters Island, or Ngong Shuen Chau, at that time an island in Hong Kong Harbour, where the navy was establishing a listening station. See Wikipedia: Stonecutters Island.]


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18 December 1922

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind “light airs”; cloudy with rain; air temperature average 58°F]

am and pm: Training, maintenance and collecting stores.


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19 December 1922

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind “light airs”; cloudy with rain; air temperature average 59°F]

am and pm: Training, maintenance and collecting stores.

3.45pm: [submarine] “L7” sailed.

Number on sick list: 10.


[Note: The log is signed by the Captain, G Hopwood.]


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20 December 1922

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind NE backing N force 1; cloudy; air temperature average 61°F]

8.00am: Landed Royal Marine detachment.

9.20am: Away all boats to pull around the fleet.


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21 December 1922

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind variable “light airs”; cloudy; air temperature average 62°F]

6.00am: [Minesweeper] HMS “Marazion” sailed.

9.20am: Furled all awnings; cleared ship for action.

pm: Routine maintenance.


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22 December 1922

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind mainly NE “light airs”; cloudy; air temperature average 62°F]

am and pm: Training, maintenance and collecting stores.

3.35pm: HMS “Marazion” entered harbour.


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23 December 1922

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind mainly NE “light airs”; cloudy; air temperature average 62°F]

7.00am: French cruiser “Colmar”* entered harbour and secured to buoy.

10.00am: C-in-C on board; received Captain of “Colmar”.

1.00pm: Hands make and mend; landed range party.


*[Note: Ex-German “Kolberg”. See hyperlink.]


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24 December 1922

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind mainly W “light airs”; broken cloud and mist; air temperature average 64°F]

9.30am: Divine service.

10.45am: Divisions and rounds.

1.00pm: Landed range party.


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25 December 1922

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind NE veering E force 5-2; cloudy; air temperature average 62°F]

9.10am: Landed usual church parties.

10.00am: Divine service and Holy Communion.


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26 December 1922

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind variable E force 1-2; cloudy; air temperature average 64°F]

7.30am: French sloop “Cruelle” entered harbour and secured.

am and pm: Training, maintenance and collecting stores.

11.00am: Discharged 1 rating to hospital.

1.00pm: Hands getting in practice ammunition.


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27 December 1922

At Hong Kong, Mirs Bay.

Lat 22.47, Long 114.45

[Wind variable “light airs”; cloudy with mist; air temperature average 65°F]

8.24am: Slipped and proceeded out of harbour, practising range-keeping with [naval tug] “St Breock”* and proceeding to Mirs Bay.

9.30am: Lam Tong Light abeam 5 cables.

12.12pm: Came to with port anchor in 11 fathoms veered to 5 shackles.

1.30pm: Weighed and proceeded; course and speed for making torpedo attack, firing 2 torpedoes, picking up same and proceeding to anchorage.

2.40pm: Picked up torpedoes.

3.21pm: Came to with port anchor in 8 fathoms veered to 5 shackles.

Distance run 39 miles.


[Note: The log is signed by the Captain, G Hopwood.]

*[Note: Naval tug sunk by the Japanese off Sumatra in 1942. See hyperlink.]


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28 December 1922

At Hong Kong, Mirs Bay.

Lat 22.47, Long 114.45

[Wind NE “light airs”; broken cloud; air temperature average 65°F]

9.00am: Gun crews to loader; firing 1” AR at moving target. Expended 254 1” AR shells.

11.00am: Discharged 2 ratings ex “St Breock” to RN Hospital.

Noon: “St Breock” sailed for Hong Kong.

1.00pm: Hands rigging targets.


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29 December 1922

At Tolo Harbour and Mirs Bay.

Lat 22.45, Long 114.20

[Wind variable “light airs”; mainly cloudless; air temperature average 65°F]

6.45am: Weighed and proceeded for carrying out 1” AR practice.

7.55am: Finished AR practice.

8.00am: Course and speed as required for carrying our torpedo attack. Fired 2 torpedoes.

8.50am: Picked up torpedoes.

9.20am: Carried out 3 runs of 6 pounder sub-calibre firing.

10.30am: Finished practice and re-embarked marking party.

10.50am: Proceeded at 14 knots into Tolo Harbour for anchoring.

Noon: Came to with port anchor in 6 fathoms veered to 4 shackles.

1.00pm: Hands rigging davits and holystoning QD.


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30 December 1922

At Tolo Harbour.

Lat 22.45, Long 114.20

[Wind variable “light airs”; cloudless; air temperature average 65°F]

am and pm: Routine of cleaning ship, make and mend and recreation party.


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31 December 1922

At Tolo Harbour.

Lat 22.45, Long 114.20

[Wind variable “light airs”; mainly cloudless; air temperature average 65°F]

10.00am: Prayers and Captain’s rounds.

am and pm: Routine of cleaning ship and recreation parties.



LOGS FOR JANUARY 1923


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1 January 1923

At Tolo Harbour.

Lat 22.47, Long 114.45 [Approximate position, Mirs Bay]

[Wind variable force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 64°F]

7.00am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.00am: Swung ship for adjustment of compasses.

9.00am: Carried out range-keeping exercise with “St Breock”.

11.40am: Stopped and sent working party to tug.

12.30pm: Carried out 3 runs of sub-calibre firing.

1.00pm: Finished firing.

1.30pm: Firing torpedoes at “St Breock”; fired 2 torpedoes.

1.55pm: Stopped and picked up torpedoes.

2.15pm: Proceeded to anchorage.

2.41pm: Came to with port anchor in 10 fathoms veered to 5 shackles.

Distance run 36 miles.


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2 January 1923

At Tolo Harbour.

Lat 22.45, Long 114.20

[Wind NW veering ENE force 1-4; cloudy; air temperature average 60°F]

7.00am: Carried out director test.

9.50am: Weighed and proceeded into Tolo Harbour for anchoring.

10.34am: Came to with port anchor in 7 fathoms veered to 4 shackles.

Number on sick list: 2.


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3 January 1923

At Tolo Harbour.

Lat 22.47, Long 114.45 [Approximate position, Mirs Bay]

[Wind W veering N force 1-2; cloudy; air temperature average 55°F]

8.00am: Proceeded out of harbour for carrying out reduced charge 6” shoot.

10.15am: Sighted target.

11.50am: Exercised action.

12.27pm: Opened fire with 6” full calibre.

12.40pm: Ceased fire; proceeded back to harbour.

1.40pm: Came to with port anchor in 8.5 fathoms veered to 5 shackles. Cartridge BL 6” 2/3 charge thrown overboard after being removed from hot guns.


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4 January 1923

At Tolo Harbour.

Lat 22.45, Long 114.20

[Wind variable force 1-2; mainly cloudless; air temperature average 55°F]

9.15am: HMS “Durban” closed anchorage. Sent boat for mail. Guncrews to loader.

1.00pm: Guncrews training on 6” guns. Sailing training.

6.30pm: Weighed and proceeded. Courses and speeds as required for carrying out night firing with sub-calibre at moored targets.

7.10pm: Dropped target.

7.30pm: Opened fire.

8.00pm: Ceased fire. Picked up targets. Returned to anchorage.

8.35pm: Came to with port anchor in 9 fathoms veered to 4 shackles.


[Note: The log is signed by the Captain, G Hopwood.]


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5 January 1923

At Mirs Bay and at Hong Kong.

Lat 22.47, Long 114.45

[Wind variable NE force 1-2; mainly cloudless; air temperature average 58°F]

10.00am: Hands holystoning upper deck.

1.54pm: Weighed; course and speed as required for leaving harbour and closing "Durban".

3.00pm: Embarked FGO from “Durban”. Carried out sub calibre practice.

4.00pm: Finished practice. Proceeded to Hong Kong. Course and speeds as required for entering harbour and securing to buoy.

5.30pm: Secured to No.2 buoy. Hands spread awnings.


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6 January 1923

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind mainly E force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 65°F]

1.00am: Target party returned.

9.00am: Embarked practice ammunition.

1.00pm: Received 32 tons fresh water. Hands make and mend clothes.


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7 January 1923

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind variable E force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 65°F]

9.30am: Landed usual church parties. Divine service.

10.45am: Divisions and rounds.

1.00pm: Landed range party.


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8 January 1923

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind variable E force 1; cloudless with mist; air temperature average 67°F]

am and pm: Ship maintenance and exercises.

2.00pm: 1 rating re-joined from RN Hospital.


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9 January 1923

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind mainly NE force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 65°F]

am and pm: Ship maintenance and gunnery exercises.

10.45am: Italian sloop “Sabino” [sic; see note*] arrived and fired salute.


*[Note: The Italian sloop should have been identified as the gunboat "Sebastiano Caboto" which was in Hong Kong on this date. Italy had secured a “concession” in Tientsin, where troops and naval ships were established, and there were also Italian soldiers in Shanghai up to the end of World War 2. See Wikpedia: Italian concession of Tientsin.]


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10 January 1923

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind mainly E force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 65°F]

8.00am: Japanese squadron consisting of 3 old armoured cruisers arrived and saluted. House visits exchanged.

1.00pm: Landed stores party. Boys to instruction. Gunnery training.

2.00pm: Japanese officers paid call.

Number on sick list: 4.


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11 January 1923

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind mainly E force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 63°F]

am and pm: Ship maintenance and gunnery exercises.

1.00pm: Landed stores party. Boys to instruction. Gunnery training.


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12 January 1923

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind variable E force 1; broken cloud; air temperature average 63°F]

am and pm: Ship maintenance and gunnery exercises.

2.00pm: Rev H V Kemp joined ship.*


*[Note: Rev Kemp joined from HMS “Carlisle”. See hyperlink for January 14th].


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13 January 1923

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind variable E force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 66°F]

am and pm: Ship maintenance and gunnery exercises.

8.00am: Working party drawing stores.

9.00am: Mooring lighter with anchor cable came alongside. Received anchor gear from lighter for laying mooring in Long Harbour Mirs Bay.

1.00pm: 5 ratings joined ship.

Number on sick list: 10.


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14 January 1923

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind E force 1-3; overcast; air temperature average 63°F]

8.00am: Japanese training squadron sailed.

9.30am: Landed usual church parties. Divine service.

10.45am: Divisions and rounds.

11.35am: HMS “Carlisle” sailed to pay off at Bombay.

1.00pm: Landed range party.


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15 January 1923


At Hong Kong, Long Harbour, Mirs Bay.

Lat 22.47, Long 114.45

[Wind mainly NE force 1-3; mainly cloudless; air temperature average 68°F]

6.00am: Landed batch in dockyard to draw cable.

7.00am: Hands shipping sub-calibre in 6” guns.

9.20am: Slipped and proceeded to Mirs Bay. Exercise in range-keeping and sub-calibre firing.

11.40am: Opened fire with sub-calibre.

12.06pm: Ceased firing; proceeded to Fung Head [Tai Long Tsui] to look for torpedo reported on rocks.

1.15pm: Came to with port anchor in 12 fathoms veered to 3.5 shackles. Sent away cutter in charge of Mr Hunt [?]. 18” torpedoes found wedged in cleft of rocks above high water and difficult to recover.

2.40pm: Weighed and proceeded into Long Harbour.

4.00pm: Dropped mooring buoy moorings into position as ordered.

4.14pm: Came to with starboard anchor in 7 fathoms veered to 4 shackles.

Number on sick list: 17.*


*[Note: This sudden surge in sickness was more often than not due to food poisoning and poor hygiene, unless it was part of a wider phenomenon like the 1918-19 flu epidemic.]


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16 January 1923

At Mirs Bay.

Lat 22.47, Long 114.45

[Wind N veering E force 4-1; broken cloud; air temperature average 60°F]

9.30am: Weighed and proceeded out of harbour for 2 runs of sub-calibre firing and exercise firing torpedoes.

11.10am: Opened fire with sub-calibre.

11.45am: Finished firing.

12.15pm: Made torpedo attack from behind Tung Ping Chau Island on “St Breock”; fired 2 torpedoes.

12.40pm: Stopped and picked up torpedoes.

1.27pm: Came to with starboard anchor veered to 4 shackles.

6.00pm: Carried out 1” AR at moored target.


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17 January 1923

At Mirs Bay.

Lat 22.47, Long 114.45

[Wind variable force 1-2; mainly cloudless; air temperature average 60°F]

7.00am: Party sent away in “St Breock” to attempt recovery of torpedoes.

9.20am: Working party returned; impossible to land because of swell.

2.00pm: Gun drills and firing at target.

Number on sick list: 17.


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18 January 1923

At Mirs Bay and Tolo Harbour.

Lat 22.44, Long 114.24 [Approximate position]

[Wind NE veering S force 1-2; mainly cloudless; air temperature average 60°F]

9.30am: Weighed and proceeded; swung ship for deviation of standard compass.

11.40am: Stopped; sent 2 signals ratings to “St Breock”.

12.15pm: Proceeded.

12.58pm: Opened fire with 6” full calibre.

1.05pm: Finished firing; proceeded back to harbour.

1,45pm: Closed up torpedo tubes.

2.00pm: Fired 2 torpedoes at “St Breock”.

2.15pm: Stopped to pick up torpedoes.

3.40pm: Came to with starboard anchor in 5 fathoms veered to 4 shackles in Tolo Harbour.


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19 January 1923

At Tolo Harbour.

Lat 22.45, Long 114.20

[Wind variable NE force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 64°F]

11.00am: 1 thermometer broken by accident.

am and pm: Routine maintenance and training.


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20 January 1923

At Tolo Harbour.

Lat 22.45, Long 114.20

[Wind variable E force 1; cloudy; air temperature average 64°F]

7.00am: Hands scrubbing upper deck with sand.

10.00am: Discharged 1 rating to RN Hospital Hong Kong.

1.00pm: Landed boys and range party; hands make and mend.

6.00pm: Searchlight crews to drill.


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21 January 1923

At Tolo Harbour.

Lat 22.45, Long 114.20

[Wind variable “light airs”; cloudy; air temperature average 67°F]

9.30am: Muster by open list; Captain’s rounds.

10.30am: Divine service.

1.00pm: Landed range party and boys.

5.00pm: Part of Watch working around PVs.


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22 January 1923

From Tolo Harbour to Mirs Bay, and at Mirs Bay.

Lat 22.47, Long 114.45

[Wind variable “light airs” and NE force 1-2; cloudy with rain showers; air temperature average 67°F]

8.30am: Weighed and proceeded out of harbour.

9.10am: Dropped PVs.

9.30am: Carried out 2 runs of 1” AR.

10.47am: Finished firing; in PVs.

11.50am: Moored ship on 4 shackles in 8 fathoms.

1.00pm: Discharged Surgeon Lt Commander [W J] Aitken to [submarine depot ship] “Titania” For duties there temporarily.

1.50pm: Landed sanding party.

3.30pm: Weighed port anchor.

5.45pm: Weighed and proceeded.

7.30pm: Carried out 2 runs of 6” sub-calibre firing at Gau Tau Rock.

7.42pm: Opened fire with star shell.

7.50pm: Ceased fire and returned to anchorage.

8.15pm: Came to with port anchor in 9 fathoms veered to 4 shackles in Tolo Harbour.

Distance run 27 miles.


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23 January 1923

From Mirs Bay to Tolo Harbour, and at Tolo Harbour.

Lat 22.47, Long 114.45

[Wind variable “light airs” and ESE force 1-2; mainly cloudless; air temperature average 64°F]

7.00am: Hands holystoning upper deck.

9.35am: Gunnery training and hands preparing torpedoes for running.

1.05pm: Weighed and proceeded for carrying out sub-calibre firing runs and communicating with [depot ship] “Ambrose”. Making torpedo attack firing torpedoes at “St Breock”, picking up same and proceeding to Tolo Harbour.

2.10pm: Finished firing.

2.50pm: Mail received from “Ambrose”.

3.00pm: Fired 2 torpedoes.

3.50pm: Proceeded to Tolo Harbour.

4.50pm: Came to with port anchor in 5.5 fathoms veered to 4 shackles in Tolo Harbour.


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24 January 1923

At Tolo Harbour.

Lat 22.45, Long 114.20

[Wind variable E force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 65°F]

8.00am: Boat crews working on their boats.

1.00pm: Boats away at sailing race.

2.00pm: Sailing race abandoned.*

3.30pm: C-in-C China [Admiral Leveson] arrived in “HMS Petersfield”.

5.40pm: “HMS Petersfield” sailed.

Number on sick list: 14.


*[Note: The wind was down to force 1.]


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25 January 1923

At Tolo Harbour and at Hong Kong.

Lat 22.47, Long 114.45 [Approximate position]

[Wind variable force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 60°F]

7.27am: Weighed and proceeded; keeping close to target and directing operations, [RFA] “Francol’s” target having parted tow.

12.35pm: Came to with port anchor in 10 fathoms veered to 4 shackles.

1.00pm: Sent diving party to “St Breock”.

3.00pm: Diving party returned.

4.20pm: “Francol” with BP target in tow proceeded.

4.30pm: Weighed and got into position for full-calibre shoot, carrying out shoot and returning to Hong Kong.

4.45pm: Opened fire.

4.50pm: Ceased fire; set course S55°W 15 knots.

5.45pm: Course for entering harbour.

6.40pm: Secured to No.7 buoy.


[Note: The log is signed by the Captain, G Hopwood.]


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26 January 1923

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind variable force 1; mainly cloudless; air temperature average 60°F]

am: Routine training and maintenance.

8.00am: Discharged 1 rating to hospital.

1.00pm: Special painting party employed and remainder holystoning upper deck.

3.00pm: “Petersfield” arrived and secured.


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27 January 1923

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind variable force 1; mainly cloudless; air temperature average 56°F]

8.00am: Fired 17-gun salute in honour of HE the British Ambassador to China.*

11.00am: Discharged Lt. HP Scholes to hospital.

1.00pm: Hands make and mend; landed range party.


*[Note: Sir James Ronald Macleay.]


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28 January 1923

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind mainly NE force 1; broken cloud; air temperature average 58°F]

9.30am: Landed usual church parties. Divine service.

10.45am: Divisions and rounds.

1.00pm: Landed range parties.


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29 January 1923

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind mainly NE force 1; broken cloud; air temperature average 58°F]

am and pm: Routine maintenance and drills.

8.00am: Landed provisioning party.


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30 January 1923

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind mainly NE force 1; broken cloud; air temperature average 58°F]

am and pm: Routine maintenance and drills.

10.00am: NCOs landed for lecture.

4.00pm: Quarters; read Warrant No.4.

Number on sick list: 7.


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31 January 1923

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind mainly NE force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 58°F]

8.00am: Landed marine detachment; hands storing ammunition.

9.00am: Oiler “Kharki” alongside.

1.00pm: Oiler “Kharki” cast off.

1.00pm: Training and hands getting out spare armature and returning PVs.



LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1923


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1 February 1923

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind mainly NE force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 58°F]

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship and preparing ship for entering dry dock.

9.45am: Slipped mooring buoy and moved by tugs into dry dock.

1.00pm: Hands cleaning ship’s bottom as dock is being pumped out.


[Note: The log is signed by the Captain, G Hopwood.]


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2 February 1923

At Hong Kong, dry dock.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.15

[Wind mainly NE force 1-2; mainly cloudless; air temperature average 60°F]

9.00am: Hands employed refitting, drawing stores, lowering anchors and cable into dock.

1.00pm: Made monthly settlement.

4.15pm: Read Warrant No.6. Discharged 1 rating to hospital.


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3 February 1923

At Hong Kong, dry dock.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.15

[Wind “light airs”; mainly cloudless; air temperature average 62°F]

8.00am: Hands surveying cable in dock.

1.00pm: Hands make and mend; landed range party.


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4 February 1923

At Hong Kong, dry dock.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.15

[Wind E “light airs”; mainly cloudless; air temperature average 64°F]

9.30am: Landed usual church parties. Divine service.

10.45am: Divisions and rounds.


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5 February 1923

At Hong Kong, dry dock.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.15

[Wind mainly NE force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 58°F]

8.00am: Hands cleaning out cable lockers; boys to instruction.

Number on sick list: 10.


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6 February 1923

At Hong Kong, dry dock.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.15

[Wind variable N force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 61°F]

8.00am: Gunnery and torpedo classes and hands cleaning out cable lockers.

1.00pm: Discharged 1 rating to hospital.


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7 February 1923

At Hong Kong, dry dock.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.15

[Wind variable N force 1; mainly cloudless; air temperature average 61°F]

8.00am: Survey of anchors and cables completed.

8.30am: Lieutenant (G) Henry Patrick Scholes RN of this ship died in RN Hospital Hong Kong.*

10.00am: Marines landed for exercise.

1.00pm: Cable party getting in cable.

2.00pm: BW for exercise weighed both anchors out of dock by head [or “by hand”]


*[Note: Officially listed as “illness”. See Casualty Lists.]


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8 February 1923

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind variable NE force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 58°F]

7.50am: Started flooding dock.

8.45am: Taken out of dry dock by tugs and secured to No.7 buoy.

9.00am: Field gun crews, firing party to drill.

3.15pm: Landed funeral party for funeral of Lt. HP Scholes.

6.00pm: Funeral party returned.

Number on sick list: 8.


[Note: The log is signed by the Captain, G Hopwood.]


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9 February 1923

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind E backing NE force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 58°F]

9.00am: Gunnery training. French cruiser “Colmar” entered harbour and secured to buoy. Fired 17-gun salute. Discharged 1 rating to hospital.

4.00pm: 2 ratings joined for passage.


[Note: The log says “At No.6 buoy”, but there is no record of a move from No.7 buoy to No.6 buoy, so one entry may be inaccurate.]


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10 February 1923

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind NE force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 58°F]

9.00am: Discharged 1 rating to hospital.

1.00pm: Ship’s boats away sailing competing for a prize given by Hong Kong Yacht Club.


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11 February 1923

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind NE force 1-2; cloudy; air temperature average 59°F]

9.30am: Landed usual church parties. Divine service.

10.45am: Divisions and rounds.

1.45pm: HMS “Petersfield” sailed.


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12 February 1923

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind NE force 1-2; cloudy; air temperature average 59°F]

9.00am: HMS “Moorhen” [river gunboat] sailed.

10.00am: Discharged 1 rating to hospital.


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13 February 1923

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind “light airs”; cloudy with some rain; air temperature average 70°F]

am and pm: Routine ship maintenance.

11.00am: Discharged 1 rating to hospital.

4.00pm: HMS “Titania” sailed.


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14 February 1923

At Hong Kong and en route to Manila.

Lat 22.08, Long 114.79

[Wind SE force 3-4; sea slight with SW swell; broken cloud with some fog; air temperature average 72°F, sea average 70°F]

9.00am: Slipped and proceeded out of harbour. Draught: forward 16’8”, aft 16’9”.

10.15am: Tathong Light abeam; set course 155°.

10.50am: Altered course to 139°, 10 knots.

1.30pm: Speed 12 knots; sighted HMS “Hawkins” astern; altered course to 140°.

5.00pm: In station 10 cables on port beam of “Hawkins”. Increased to 14 knots in order to keep station.


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15 February 1923

At sea en route to Manila.

Lat 17.80, Long 118.30

[Wind variable SE force 1-2; sea smooth; mainly cloudless; air temperature average 78°F, sea average 77°F]

6.00am: Hands holystoning upper deck.

8.00am: “Diomede” assumed “Guide of Fleet”; “Hawkins” taking up position for range-keeping exercise.

11.30am: “Hawkins” assumed “Guide”.

Noon: Speed 13.5 knots.

5.30pm: Took station 5 cables on flagship’s quarter.

6.20pm: Took station 2.5 cables astern.

6.45pm: Sighted Piedra Point Light bearing 144°; altered course to 180°.

8.22pm: Piedra Point Light abeam 13.7 miles.

9.25pm: Sighted Hermana Mayor Light bearing 132°.

11.00pm: Hermana Mayor Light abeam 10 miles.

11.45pm: Pelauig Light sighted 4 points on bow.

Number on sick list: 10.

Distance run 331.4 miles.


[Note: The log is signed by the Captain, G Hopwood.]


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16 February 1923

At sea and at Manila.

Lat 14.61, Long 120.95

[Wind variable WNW force 1-2; sea smooth; broken cloud; air temperature average 81°F, sea average 81°F]

0.37am: Pelauig Light abeam 11.7 miles.

1.17am: Capones Light bore 142°.

2.45am: Capones Light abeam 10 miles.

4.20am: Course 125°; took station on starboard quarter of flagship for changing to main turbines.

4.30am: Resumed station astern.

6.15am: HMS “Despatch” [light cruiser] joined Flag and assumed station astern. Reduced to 10 knots.

8.00am: Course 065°12 knots.

8.34am: San Nicolas Point abeam 1.5 miles.

9.30am: Reduced to 8 knots; “Hawkins” fired salute of 21 guns.

9.45am: Proceeded into harbour and secured to buoy.

11.00am: C-in-C visited US Commander-in-Chief in [cruiser] USS “Huron”.

3.30pm: Discharged 3 ratings to “Despatch”.


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17 February 1923

At Manila.

Lat 14.61, Long 120.95

[Wind variable force 1; broken cloud; air temperature average 81°F]

10.00am: [French armoured cruiser] “Victor Hugo” entered harbour.

1.00pm: Hands make and mend.


[Note: The log is signed by the Captain, G Hopwood.]


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18 February 1923

At Manila.

Lat 14.61, Long 120.95

[Wind variable “light airs”; broken cloud; air temperature average 82°F]

7.30am: French cruiser “Victor Hugo” entered harbour and anchored.

9.00am: “Marazion” and [submarines] “L7”, “L2” and “L33” entered harbour and anchored.

9.30am: Landed usual church parties. Divine service.

10.45am: Divisions and rounds.

5.05pm: [Destroyer tender] USS “Black Hawk” sailed.


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19 February 1923

At Manila.

Lat 14.61, Long 120.95

[Wind variable “light airs”; cloudless; air temperature average 84°F]

am and pm: Routine ship maintenance.


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20 February 1923

At Manila.

Lat 14.61, Long 120.95

[Wind variable “light airs”; broken cloud; air temperature average 84°F]

am and pm: Routine ship maintenance and training.


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21 February 1923

At Manila.

Lat 14.61, Long 120.95

[Wind variable “light airs”; broken cloud; air temperature average 84°F]

am and pm: Routine ship maintenance and make and mend.


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22 February 1923

At Manila.

Lat 14.61, Long 120.95

[Wind variable SE “light airs”; broken cloud; air temperature average 81°F]

am and pm: Routine ship maintenance and training.

8.00am: Dressed ship overall in honour of George Washington’s birthday.*

Noon: Fired 21-gun salute.

3.00pm: Landed concert party.

Number on sick list: 13.


*[Note: This is a Federal Holiday in the US, and although independent, the Philippines were very much a client state of the US. See Wikipedia: Washington’s birthday.]


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23 February 1923

At Manila.

Lat 14.61, Long 120.95

[Wind variable SW “light airs”; broken cloud; air temperature average 83°F]

am and pm: Routine ship maintenance, training and make and mend.

9.10am: French cruiser “Victor Hugo” sailed.


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24 February 1923

At Manila and en route to Hong Kong.

Lat 14.38, Long 120.44

[Wind “light airs” then NNW force 4-5; sea moderate; broken cloud; air temperature average 78°F, sea average 80°F]

9.00am: Slipped from buoy and pointed ship. Draught: forward 16’2”, aft 16’6”.

9.20am: Sailed in company with Flag in “Hawkins” and “Despatch”.

9.45am: Took station 5 cables on starboard beam of flag; course 247° 10 knots.

10.50am: Took station 2.5 cables astern of Flag; speed 11 knots.

11.30am: N extremity of Corregidor Island abeam 1 mile; speed 14 knots.

11.40am: Monja Island Light abeam 7 miles; altered course to 300°.

1.00pm: Took station bearing 225° 5 cables from flag.

1.24pm: Course 326° 14 knots.

2.57pm: Los Fraile abeam 7 miles.

3.33pm: Cape Grande Light abeam 10 miles.

5.05pm: Altered course to N15°E to take station 4 cables astern of Flag.

5.35pm: In station.

6.00pm: “Despatch” reported engine trouble; dropped astern to accompany HMS “Petersfield”.

Distance run 32 miles.


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25 February 1923

At sea en route to Hong Kong.

Lat 18.29, Long 117.32

[Wind NNE and NE force 2-3; sea moderate; broken cloud with scattered squalls; air temperature average 75°F, sea average 76°F]

8.40am: Speed 13 knots.

12.45pm: Speed 13.5 knots.

4.10pm: Altered course to 329°.

Distance run 300.1 miles.


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26 February 1923

At sea and at Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind NE force 6-1; sea moderate; overcast with scattered squalls; air temperature average 53°F, sea average 58°F]

4.30am: Altered course to avoid junks.

4.40am: Resumed course.

7.22am: Sighted Lamma Island on port bow.

7.53am: Sighted Waglan bearing 322°.

9.05am: Waglan Light abeam 9 cables; course and speed for entering arbour and securing to buoy.

9.50am: Proceeded independently.

10.15am: Secured to No.7 buoy.

10.40am: Spread QD and poop awnings.

pm: Training classes and maintenance.

1.00pm: Discharged 3 ratings to hospital.

Number on sick list: 10.

Distance run 301 miles.


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27 February 1923

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind NE and N force 1; overcast; air temperature average 49°F]

am: Routine maintenance and training.

11.40am: Italian gunboat "Sebastiano Caboto" arrived and saluted flag.


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28 February 1923

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind mainly NNE force 1-2; light broken cloud; air temperature average 55°F]

am and pm: Routine maintenance and training.



LOGS FOR MARCH 1923


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1 March 1923

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind mainly NE force 1-3; broken cloud; air temperature average 57°F]

am and pm: Routine maintenance and training.

1.00pm: Paid monthly settlement.


[Note: The log is signed by the Captain, G Hopwood.]


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2 March 1923

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind variable NE force 1-2; light broken cloud; air temperature average 63°F]

am and pm: Routine maintenance and training.

9.00am: Discharged 2 ratings to hospital.


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3 March 1923

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind variable NE force 1; light broken cloud; air temperature average 66°F]

6.00am: Hands holystoning upper deck.

1.00pm: Hands make and mend.


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4 March 1923

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind variable NE force 1; light broken cloud; air temperature average 66°F]

9.30am: Landed usual church parties. Divine service.

10.45am: Divisions and rounds.

11.00am: Leading Seaman Ives died in RN Hospital Hong Kong.*


*[Note: The official record is as follows: “IVES, Sydney J, Leading Seaman, J 24083, illness.”

See Casualty Lists.]


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5 March 1923

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind variable NE force 1; cloudless with some mist; air temperature average 65°F]

7.30am: [Survey vessel] HMS “Iroquois” arrived.

9.00am: Drilled searchlight crews.

10.00am: Hands rigged diving boat and carried out diving monthly dip.

2.00pm: Landed funeral party for funeral of Leading Seaman Ives.

Number on sick list: 9.


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6 March 1923

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind variable NE force 1; cloudy; air temperature average 64°F]

8.00am: Landed stores party at Kowloon. Marines landed for lecture.

9.00am: Discharged 2 ratings to hospital.

10.00am: Fired 17-gun salute on occasion of visit of Portuguese Governor General to Hong Kong.*


*[Note: The log of HMS “Hawkins” noted that the Portuguese gunboat “Patria” had entered harbour that day. It is most likely that this official was the Governor of Portuguese Macau, in which case it would be Rodrigo Jose Rodrigues.]


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7 March 1923

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind variable NE force 1; cloudy with mist; air temperature average 65°F]

8.00am and 1.00pm: Hands striking down stores and gunnery training.

5.00pm: Divers diving for CO² cylinders and recovered same.


[Note: The log is signed by the Captain, G Hopwood.]


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8 March 1923

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind variable “light airs”; cloudy with mist; air temperature average 69°F]

8.00am: Hands ammunitioning ship.

1.30pm: French sloop “Craonne” arrived.

3.00pm: Finished ammunitioning.


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9 March 1923

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind mainly NNE force 2-3; cloudy with mist; air temperature average 64°F]

9.00am: Discharged 2 ratings to hospital.

1.00pm: Gunnery and torpedo parties carrying on. Hands holystoning decks.


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10 March 1923

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind mainly NE force 1-2; overcast; air temperature average 65°F]

1.00pm: 1 rating returned from hospital. Hands make and mend clothes.

Number on sick list: 14.


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11 March 1923

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind mainly NE force 1-2; cloudy; air temperature average 65°F]

9.30am: Landed usual church parties.

10.30am: Divine service.

10.45am: Divisions and rounds.


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12 March 1923

From Hong Kong to Mirs Bay.

Lat 22.23, Long 114.29 [Approximate position]

[Wind variable “light airs”; cloud and thick fog; air temperature average 65°F]

6.00am: Hands preparing ship for sea.

10.00am: “Hawkins” secured to No.6 buoy; fog clearing.

11.12am: Slipped and proceeded out of harbour. Draught: forward 16’5”, aft 16’9”.

Noon: Tathong Light abeam 5 cables.

1.40pm: Came to with port anchor in 17 fathoms veered to 5 shackles; E Ninepin Island [Dongzhou Qundao] bore N40°W 2.5 miles.

2.20pm: Weighed and proceeded.

3.02pm: Came to with port anchor in 15 fathoms veered to 4 shackles; thick fog. (Conic Island [Fan Chin Chou] bore N25°W 2 miles).

4.00pm: Weighed and proceeded.

5.00pm: Came to with port anchor in 9 fathoms veered to 4 shackles.

6.00pm: HMS “Carlisle” at anchor close to westward.

7.00pm: 1 seaman rating joined ship. Searchlight crews to exercise.

Distance run 9 miles.


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13 March 1923

At Mirs Bay.

Lat 22.47, Long 114.45

[Wind variable SE force 2-4; overcast; air temperature average 62°F]

7.00am: Sent target party to “Francol”.

8.00am: “Hawkins” entered Mirs Bay to carry out torpedo running.

9.10am: “Carlisle” weighed and proceeded.

11.10am: “Carlisle” finished firing.

12.30pm: Weighed and proceeded.

1.10pm: Carried out 2 runs of sub-calibre firing at “Carlisle”. 4” cartridge thrown overboard when removed from hot gun.

1.30pm: Finished with “Carlisle” and took off night firing party.

3.05pm: Came to with port anchor in 9 fathoms veered to 4 shackles.

6.00pm: Darkened ship; weighed and proceeded for night firing at Gau Tau Rock.

7.37pm: Opened fire.

7.43pm: Ceased fire.

7.58pm: Came to with port anchor in 9 fathoms veered to 4 shackles. Gau Tau Rock bore 200° 2.5 miles.

Number on sick list: 12.


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14 March 1923

From Mirs Bay to Hong Kong.

Lat 22.21, Long 114.30 [Approximate position]

[Wind ENE backing NNE force 1-2; cloudy with some rain; air temperature average 64°F]

9.00am: Weighed and proceeded.

9.50am: Exercised action; carried out reduced charge throw off firing at “Durban”.

10.22am: Opened fire.

10.30am: Ceased fire; proceeded back to Hong Kong.

11.30am: Stopped to carry out DF wireless adjustment off Waglan Light.

1.15pm: Proceeded into harbour.

7.00pm: Discharged 1 marine to RN canteen.


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15 March 1923

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind NNE veering E force 2-3; cloudy with rain; air temperature average 63°F]

7.00am: Oiler “Kharki” came alongside; received 438 tons of oil.

10.00am: Discharged 1 rating to RN Hospital.

2.00pm: Lost overboard by accident: 1 paintbrush.


[Note: The log is signed by the Captain, G Hopwood.]


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16 March 1923

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind E backing NE force 1-2; cloudy with rain; air temperature average 63°F]

am and pm: Routine maintenance.


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17 March 1923

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind NE force 1-2; cloudy; air temperature average 67°F]

am and pm: Routine maintenance.

11.30am: HMS “Durban” entered harbour and secured.

1.00pm: 2 ratings re-joined ship from hospital; make and mend clothes.

6.00pm: Hung clean hammocks.


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18 March 1923

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind variable NE force 1-3; cloudy with rain; air temperature average 63°F]

7.00am: Holy Communion.

9.30am: Landed usual church parties.

10.30am: Divine service.

10.45am: Divisions and rounds.

1.00pm: Range party landed.


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19 March 1923

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind variable “light airs”; cloudy; air temperature average 63°F]

8.00am: Landed dockyard party; boys to instruction.

8.30am: USS “Ashvilh” [sic: gunboat “Asheville”] sailed.

Number on sick list: 10.


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20 March 1923

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind variable “light airs”; cloudy; air temperature average 63°F]

8.30am: USS “Asheville” entered harbour.

am and pm: Ship maintenance and instruction.


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21 March 1923

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind variable “light airs”; broken cloud; air temperature average 65°F]

8.00am: Landed marine detachment; hands getting in beef.

1.00pm: Gunnery and seamanship classes.

3.00pm: 6 ratings re-joined ship from RNH.

7.30pm: 1 rating returned from duty at RN canteen.


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22 March 1923

At Hong Kong and en route to Yokohama.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind NE and E force 2-5; sea slight with E swell; cloudless; air temperature average 65°F, sea 64°F]

1.25pm: Slipped and proceeded.

2.15pm: Took station 2.5 cables astern of “Hawkins”; “Durban” in company.

2.30pm: Tathong Point Light abeam 4 cables; course 101° 14 knots.

2.40pm: Waglan Light abeam 2.3 miles; altered course to 076°.

4.30pm: Reduced to 10 knots; prepared to stream fog buoy; furled QD awnings; formed single line ahead speed 14 knots.

6.20pm: Pedro Blanco [rock] abeam 10 miles.

7.10pm: Chilang Point sighted bearing 052°.

9.40pm: Chilang Point Light abeam 8 miles.


[Note: The log is signed by the Captain, G Hopwood.]


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23 March 1923

At sea en route to Yokohama.

Lat 24.10, Long 118.67

[Wind ENE backing NNE force 5-6; sea moderate to rough with NE swell; overcast and cloudless; air temperature average 60°F, sea 60°F]

0.47am: Breaker Point Light abeam 12 miles; altered course to 062°.

3.15am: Larnmock Island [Zhongpeng Island, China] Light bearing 032°.

4.30am: Larnmock Light abeam 9.5 miles.

6.12am: Altered course to 054°; spreading from “Hawkins”.

7.00am: Brothers [Brothers Islands, Fujian, China] abeam 15 miles.

10.00am: Started range-keeping exercise.

10.47am: Finished exercise; course zig-zagging each side of a mean course.

11.10am: Closed “Hawkins” to lock station 2500 yds 4 points abaft beam.

11.50am: In station.

2.00pm: Fired smoke shell from HH guns; “Durban” carried out practice.

2.15pm: Formed single line ahead. In station.

4.00pm: Sighted Ockseu Island [Wuqiu Yu, Taiwan] bearing 350°.

4.46pm: Ockseu Island Light abeam 14 miles.

7.11pm: Sighted Turnabout Island [Niushan Dao, China] bearing 328°.


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24 March 1923

At sea en route to Yokohama.

Lat 27.12, Long 123.73

[Wind mainly ESE force 3-5; sea slight to moderate with SE swell; broken cloud; air temperature average 67°F, sea 67°F]

2.00am: Put on clocks 20 mins.

8.00am: Altered course to 072°.

9.55am: Took station 2.5 cables on port quarter of Flag.

11.50am: Formed single line ahead.

1.00pm: Hands make and mend.


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25 March 1923

At sea en route to Yokohama.

Lat 28.85, Long 129.67

[Wind ESE backing E force 2-4; sea slight with S swell; broken cloud; air temperature average 67°F, sea 68°F]

2.00am: Put on clocks 20 mins.

5.00am: Sighted Yoko Sima Island [Yoko-Shima, Japan] bearing N65°E.

6.30am: Sighted Amami Oshima Island on starboard beam.

9.20am: Yoko Sima abeam 8.5 miles.

Noon: Course 054° 12 knots.

2.25pm: Akusekishima Island abeam.


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26 March 1923

At sea en route to Yokohama.

Lat 31.67, Long 134.00

[Wind NE veering ESE force 1-2; sea smooth with E swell; cloudless; air temperature average 67°F, sea 68°F]

2.00am: Put on clocks 20 mins.

6.05am: Took station 7.5 miles on starboard beam of Flag.

7.42am: In station.

9.40am: Carried out tactical exercises.

11.00am: Finished exercises; took station on Flag 12000 yds [writing runs off the page]

11.45am: In station.

12.02pm: “Diomede” guide of fleet.

3.00pm: “Hawkins” resumed guide; took station 0.5 miles on starboard beam of Flag.

3.55pm: In station.

4.25pm: Stopped; dropped buoys; exercised “away seaboats’ crews”.

4.36pm: Out paravanes.

5.05pm: Finished exercises; took station 2.5 cables astern of Flag.


[Note: The dates on the log pages for March 26, 27 and 28 are incorrect: 26 is missing, and 28 is entered twice. I have corrected this. Editor.]


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27 March 1923

At sea en route to Yokohama.

Lat 34.26, Long 137.72

[Wind variable E force 1; sea smooth with E swell; broken cloud; air temperature average 67°F, sea 68°F]

6.55am: Took station 5 miles from Flag.

9.08am: Aired bedding.

9.30am: Carried out tactical exercise with “Durban”.

11.08am: Practice completed; Flag altered course to 070°; took station 10 cables on starboard beam of Flag.

1.30pm: Stopped engines; both watches cleaning paintwork.

5.00pm: Sighted Japanese battleship and battle-cruiser.

5.31pm: Proceeded; took station 2.5 cables astern of Flag.

7.13pm: Omini Saki Light [Omaezaki, Japan] abeam 10 miles.

9.25pm: Sighted Mikomoto Jima bearing 067°.

11.40pm: Mikomoto Jima 6 miles.

Distance run 259.5 miles.


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28 March 1923

At Yokohama.

Lat 35.45, Long 139.65

[Wind SW backing SSW force 3-4; sea slight; cloudless; air temperature average 65°F, sea 57°F]

0.15am: Chiga Saki bore 042°.

0.32am: Mikomoto Island abeam.

3.02am: Chiga Saki Light abeam 5.7 miles.

8.30am: [after various small course alterations] Course and speed for mooring ship.

9.00am: Came to with port anchor in 6 fathoms with 5 shackles. Middling position 2.75 cables S39°E from lighthouse on southern breakwater. Draught: forward 15’9”, aft 16’6”.

11.00am: “Hawkins” saluted the flag of country and all official calls paid. “Hawkins” at No.10 buoy.

1.00pm: Ship maintenance and training.

Number on sick list: 10.

Distance run 146.1 miles.


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29 March 1923

At Yokohama.

Lat 35.45, Long 139.65

[Wind “light airs”; mainly overcast; air temperature average 58°F]

9.35am: Divisions and prayers; read Articles of War.*

12.30pm: Oiler “Francol” alongside.

3.30pm: “Francol” shoved off.


*[Note: It was compulsory for the Captain to read the Articles of War to his ship's company at least once a month. These are the regulations by which the ship is governed and cover the offences with which a seaman may be charged and the penalties thereto. It was usually read on a Sunday at divisions. For the origins of the practice in the 17th century and the original Royal Navy Articles of War see NAM Rodger, The Command of the Ocean, Penguin Books, 2005, p 59.]

[Note: The log is signed by the Captain, G Hopwood.]


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30 March 1923

At Yokohama.

Lat 35.45, Long 139.65

[Wind ENE backing NE force 3-4; overcast with rain; air temperature average 56°F]

8.00am: Landed RC church party.

9.05am: Divine service.*

1.00pm: Hands make and mend.


*[Note: This was Good Friday 1923.]


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31 March 1923

At Yokohama.

Lat 35.45, Long 139.65

[Wind NE force 1-3; cloudy; air temperature average 50°F]

10.20am: Japanese aeroplane landed in sea and capsized; rescued by “Durban”.

10.34am: Lifeboat returned.

1.00pm: Hands make and mend.



LOGS FOR APRIL 1923


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1 April 1923

At Yokohama.

Lat 35.45, Long 139.65

[Wind variable force 1-3; broken cloud; air temperature average 56°F]

8.00am: Holy Communion.

9.30am: Landed usual church parties.

10.30am: Divine service.

10.45am: Divisions and rounds.


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2 April 1923

At Yokohama.

Lat 35.45, Long 139.65

[Wind variable NE force 1-3; broken cloud; air temperature average 56°F]

8.00am: Landed all boys for sightseeing.

9.15am: Read Quarterly Court Martial Returns.

am: Training and maintenance.


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3 April 1923

At Yokohama.

Lat 35.45, Long 139.65

[Wind ENE backing N force 1-3; overcast with rain; air temperature average 45°F]

am and pm: Painting and ship maintenance.


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4 April 1923

At Yokohama.

Lat 35.45, Long 139.65

[Wind “light airs”; cloudy with mist; air temperature average 51°F]

am and pm: Painting, training and ship maintenance.

3.00pm: Japanese battleship “Ise” arrived and moored alongside breakwater.

Number on sick list: 7.


[Note: The log is signed by the Captain, G Hopwood.]


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5 April 1923

At Yokohama.

Lat 35.45, Long 139.65

[Wind variable NE force 2-3; cloudy with mist and rain; air temperature average 44°F]

am and pm: Painting, training and ship maintenance.

9.00am: Hands holystoning upper decks.


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6 April 1923

At Yokohama.

Lat 35.45, Long 139.65

[Wind variable NE force 3-4; overcast with mist and rain; air temperature average 40°F]

am and pm: Painting, training and ship maintenance.

9.00am: USS “Huron” flying the flag of Admiral Anderson arrived and anchored. Usual salutes exchanged.


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7 April 1923

At Yokohama.

Lat 35.45, Long 139.65

[Wind variable force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 45°F]

Hands spent day cleaning ship and make and mend.


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8 April 1923

At Yokohama.

Lat 35.45, Long 139.65

[Wind variable SW force 1-2; broken cloud with squalls later; air temperature average 58°F]

9.30am: Landed usual church parties.

10.30am: Divine service.

10.45am: Divisions and rounds.

7.00pm: Set anchor watch; raised steam for slow speed.


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9 April 1923

At Yokohama and en route to Kobe.

Lat 34.95, Long 139.50

[Wind variable NW force 1-7; sea moderate to rough; broken cloud; air temperature average 60°F, sea 62°F]

9.05am: Weighed and proceeded; formed single line ahead on “Hawkins”. 14 knots course 167°. Draught: forward 16’3”, aft 16’3”.

9.25am: Honmoku buoy abeam 5 cables.

10.00am: Altered course to 145°; No.2 fort abeam.

10.17am: Kannon Saki Light abeam 2 cables [followed by a number of small course alterations].

10.54am: Tsurugi Saki Light abeam 2 miles.

11.00am: O Shima Island sighted.

12.30pm: Assumed guide; flagship put in cruiser “Durban”.

12.50pm: O Shima Island abeam 2.5 miles; resumed order of fleet.

2.40pm: Mikomoto abeam 2.5 miles; altered course to 243°.

3.40pm: Speed 12 knots.

4.30pm: Altered course to 246°.

4.35pm: Starboard lower boom carried away by heavy sea.

7.30pm: Increased to 14 knots.

8.40pm: Increased to 14.5 knots.

Distance run 29.1 miles [to noon].


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10 April 1923

At sea and at Kobe.

Lat 34.68, Long 135.20

[Wind variable NW force 1-2; sea smooth; overcast with mist and rain; air temperature average 60°F, sea 62°F]

0.48am: Altered course to 243°.

2.27am: O Shima Light bore 271°.

3.42am: O Shima Light abeam; altered course to 280°.

4.24am: Shiono Misaki Light abeam 4.6 miles.

5.08am: Ischiya Light [Ichie Saki] on bow; altered course to 320°.

6.10am: Ischiya Light abeam 4.6 miles.

7.50am: Hino Misaki [Mihama] abeam 3.4 miles; altered course to 000°.

9.40am: Tadaoka [Tamogashima] Light abeam; “Diomede” took station 4 cables ahead of Flag.

11.30am: Course and speed for passing through breakwater and securing to No.7 buoy.

11.50am: Secured to buoy.

pm: Routine training and maintenance.

Distance run 323.3 miles.


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11 April 1923

At Kobe.

Lat 34.68, Long 135.20

[Wind variable “light airs”; overcast with mist; air temperature average 57°F]

am and pm: Training classes and ship maintenance.


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12 April 1923

At Kobe.

Lat 34.68, Long 135.20

[Wind mainly WSW force 5-9; broken cloud with heavy squalls; air temperature average 47°F]

am and pm: Training classes and ship maintenance.

8.00am: Hoisted boats, furled awnings and prepared for sea; raised steam for 14 knots.


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13 April 1923

At Kobe.

Lat 34.68, Long 135.20

[Wind SW veering NW force 1-2; cloudy with showers; air temperature average 44°F]

am and pm: Training classes and ship maintenance.


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14 April 1923

At Kobe and at Miyajima.*

Lat 34.38, Long 133.85

[Wind variable W force 1-2; cloudy; air temperature average 47°F]

6.55am: Slipped and proceeded; took station astern of “Durban”; speed 14 knots. Courses passing through Inland Sea.

6.25pm: Courses as for anchoring off Itsukushima Island.

6.38pm: Came to with port anchor in 6 fathoms with 5 shackles.

Distance run 72.3 miles.


*[Note: The island of Itsukushima near Hiroshima, popularly known as Miyajima, “Shrine Island”.]


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15 April 1923

At Miyajima.

Lat 34.23, Long 132.27

[Wind variable “light airs”; mainly cloudless; air temperature average 55°F]

9.30am: Divisions, rounds and divine service.

Number on sick list: 4.


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16 April 1923

At Miyajima.

Lat 34.23, Long 132.27

[Wind variable “light airs”; broken cloud with some rain; air temperature average 55°F]

8.25am: HMS “Petersfield” sailed flying C-in-C’s flag.

9.30am: Exercises; away all boats.

pm: Exercises and ship maintenance.


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17 April 1923

At Miyajima.

Lat 34.23, Long 132.27

[Wind variable “light airs”; cloud with mist and rain; air temperature average 56°F]

7.00am: Diving boat being rigged.

8.00am: Exercises, training and ship maintenance.

11.00am: Carried out monthly dive.

4.00pm: 1 rating joined ship from “Petersfield”.

5.00pm: Commander J F[?] N Wood, Fleet Gunnery Officer, joined ship.


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18 April 1923

At Miyajima and en route to Wei Hai Wei.*

Lat 33.78, Long 131.67

[Wind variable force 1-3; sea slight with N swell; cloudy with showers and fog; air temperature average 57°F, sea 56°F]

6.05am: HMS “Hawkins” sailed. Cheered ship.

6.15am: Weighed and sailed with “Durban” for Wei Hai Wei [China]. Speed 15 knots.

7.05am: [after a number of small course alterations] Shio Ishi [Shinkonishi?] Light abeam.

7.42am: Nishima Light abeam [followed by a number of small course alterations].

8.32am: Kudako Light abeam [followed by a number of small course alterations].

11.25am: Sighted Himes Shima bearing 254°.

11.40am: Pinnacle Rock bore 4 pts.

1152am: Himes Shima abeam 3 miles.

1.05pm: Altered course to 300°.

2.25pm: Ho Saki Light abeam 7 miles; course and speed for entering Shimoneseki Strait.

3.10pm: Stopped both; came to with port anchor in 7 fathoms veered to 4 shackles. Weather thick with heavy rain; visibility 1 cable.

4.09pm: Weighed and proceeded through Strait.

4.25pm: Yamazoko Point abeam 2 miles.

4.29pm: Kanmonkyo Point 4.5 cables.

4.46pm: Cape Katazaki Misaki abeam.

5.07pm: Omigi Light abeam; altered course to 273°.

5.45pm: Pillar Rock abeam.

6.53pm: Altered course to 265°.

8.23pm: Teboshi [Eboshi] Light abeam.

9.18pm: Waye Miya Light abeam.

10.34pm: Sighted Ko Saki Light [Kan Saki, Shimono Shima] bearing 320°.

11.00pm: Clocks put back 15 mins. Reduced to 12 knots; altered course to 266.5°.

Distance run 83 miles.


*[Note: Now the major city of Weihai, China, the city was “leased” to Britain from 1898 to 1930, and the naval base was known as “Port Edward”. See Wikipedia: Weihaiwei under British rule. See also “Wee-ah-wee”; Britain at Weihaiwei 1898-1930 by TG Otte in “British Naval Strategy East of Suez” by Greg Kennedy, 2014.]


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19 April 1923

At sea en route to Wei Hai Wei.

Lat 33.92, Long 126.00

[Wind mainly NNW force 2-5; sea moderate; broken cloud; air temperature average 47°F, sea 56°F]

5.00am: Clocks put back 15 mins. Increased to 13.5 knots;

5.08am: Port Hamilton* bore 269°.

6.40am: Port Hamilton abeam 8.5 miles.

8.00am: Altered course to 268.5°.

8.10am: Sighted Quelpart Island [Jeju Island, South Korea] bearing 200°.

8.25am: Sighted Maisonneuve Island [Changsu-do] bearing 287.5°.

9.23am: Thornton Island [Geshushi-to] sighted bearing 287°.

9.38am: Maisonneuve Island abeam 8 miles [followed by small course alterations].

10.38am: Flower Island [Hwa-do] abeam; Ninspin Rocks [?] 4 points on bow.

10.47am: Ninspin Rocks abeam 2 miles; altered course to 292°.

11.16am: Ripple Island [Chikku-do] abeam.

12.18pm: Ross Island [Kayko-to] bore 281°.

12.20pm: Maury Island [Bansai-to] bore 313.5°.

12.36pm: Hampurto [sic: Hongdo Island?] abeam.

1.05pm: Myergore [sic: Maenggoldo?] Light abeam [followed by a number of small course alterations].

3.23pm: Raith Rock [?] abeam; altered course to 329°.

11.00pm: Put clocks back 15 mins.

Distance run 301.9 miles.


*[Note: Komundo, or Geomun-do, South Korea, named in 1845 after the then Secretary of the British Admiralty, Captain WEB Hamilton. See Wikipedia: Port Hamilton.]

[Note: The log is signed by the Captain, G Hopwood.]


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20 April 1923

At sea and at Wei Hai Wei.

Lat 37.51, Long 122.14

[Wind NW veering SSW force 2; sea smooth; mainly cloudless; air temperature average 50°F, sea 46°F]

5.23am: Sighted Martha Point bearing 329°.

6.10am: Altered course to 320°.

7.25am: Altered course to 298°.

7.44am: Shantung NE Promontory Light [Chengshanjiao Light] abeam 4.4 miles [followed by course alterations for anchoring.]

9.43am: Came to with port anchor in 5 fathoms with 5 shackles. HMS “Despatch” and Fleet Auxiliary “Francol” in harbour. Draught: forward 15’3”, aft 16’4”.

pm: Routine ship maintenance.

Distance run 299.1 miles.


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21 April 1923

At Wei Hai Wei.

Lat 37.51, Long 122.14

[Wind variable “light airs”; broken cloud; air temperature average 50°F]

8.00am: Hands drawing stores; discharged 1 rating to hospital.

4.00pm: Received English mail.

Number on sick list: 5.


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22 April 1923

At Wei Hai Wei.

Lat 37.51, Long 122.14

[Wind variable “light airs”; broken cloud; air temperature average 52°F]

10.30am: Divine service.

10.45am: Divisions and rounds.

1.00pm: Landed patrol; landed range party.


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23 April 1923

At Wei Hai Wei.

Lat 37.51, Long 122.14

[Wind variable “light airs”; broken cloud; air temperature average 47°F]

8.00am: Boys to instruction and training classes.

11.00am: High Commissioner of Wei Hai Wei Government* paid official visit; fired 15-gun salute.

1.00pm: Training classes ad instruction.


*[Note: Most likely Arthur Powlett Blunt. Listed here: http://www.thepeerage.com/p16912.htm]


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24 April 1923

At Wei Hai Wei.

Lat 37.52, Long 122.17 [Approximate position]

[Wind variable “light airs”; broken cloud; air temperature average 54°F]

7.30am: Shipped 6 pdr sub-calibre for firing.

8.25am: Weighed and proceeded out of harbour with “Durban” and “Despatch”. Carrying out concentration sub-calibre practice at target towed by “Francol”, and returning to harbour.

Noon: Ship entering harbour.

12.25pm: Came to with port anchor in 4 fathoms with 5 shackles.

2.00pm: Boats away sailing; training and instruction classes.

Distance run 40 miles.


[Note: The log entry is dated 24 May 1923, rather than the correct date of 24 April.]


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25 April 1923

At Wei Hai Wei.

Lat 37.51, Long 122.14

[Wind variable “light airs”; cloudless; air temperature average 56°F]

8.00am: Gunnery and torpedo training; boys to instruction; landed marines for drill.

11.00am: Discharged 2 ratings to hospital.

1.00pm: Target party fitting towing pennant.


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26 April 1923

At Wei Hai Wei.

Lat 37.51, Long 122.14

[Wind variable SW force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 60°F]

7.55am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.00am: Dressed ship with masthead flags only. “Durban” and “Despatch” in company. Carried out concentration 6-pdr sub-calibre practice at “Francol’s” towed target.

10.05am: Finished firing and returned to harbour.

11.00am: Entering harbour.

11.25am: Came to with port anchor in 4 fathoms with 5 shackles. Dressed ship overall.

Noon: Fired salute in honour of the Duke of York’s marriage.*

1.00pm: Make and mend clothes; ELP rigging illuminating circuits.


*[Note: The future King George VI and father of Queen Elizabeth II.]

[Note: The log is signed by the Captain, G Hopwood.]


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27 April 1923

At Wei Hai Wei.

Lat 37.51, Long 122.14

[Wind variable force 1-2; cloudless with rain later; air temperature average 53°F]

7.00am: Hands cleaning ship and preparing for general drill.

9.10am: Drills: away all boats, furl awnings, land 1 platoon for immediate service, out kedge anchor, wedge kedge and spread awnings.

pm: Ship maintenance.


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28 April 1923

At Wei Hai Wei.

Lat 37.51, Long 122.14

[Wind variable force 1-2; overcast with rain; air temperature average 49°F]

am and pm: Maintenance and make and mend.


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29 April 1923

At Wei Hai Wei.

Lat 37.51, Long 122.14

[Wind mainly SW force 1-3; rain showers then cloudless; air temperature average 58°F]

8.00am: Holy Communion.

9.30am: Landed usual church parties.

10.30am: Divine service.

10.45am: Divisions and rounds.

1.00pm: Landed range party.


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30 April 1923

At Wei Hai Wei.

Lat 37.51, Long 122.14

[Wind mainly NE backing W force 2-4; cloudy; air temperature average 53°F]

7.00am: Hands cleaning ship and preparing for sea and full-calibre shoot.

9.00am: Shoot postponed; let fires die out. Landing parties fallen in. Clean [?] arms. Discharged 1 rating to hospital.

1.00pm: Sent away target parties with kedge anchor in cutter to kedge BP target from buoy to “Francol”.

2.30pm: Evolution successfully performed-usual parties employed.

Number on sick list: 8.



LOGS FOR MAY 1923


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1 May 1923

At Wei Hai Wei.

Lat 37.52, Long 122.17 [Approximate position]

[Wind variable force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 56°F]

4.50am: “St Breock” arrived.

7.00am: Hands cleaning ship and preparing for sea and full-calibre concentration shoot. “Francol” sailed with BP target in tow; “St Breock” in attendance.

9.50am: Weighed and proceeded; “Durban” and “Despatch” in company; course and speed for leaving harbour, carrying out firing exercise, returning and anchoring.

10.46am: Opened fire.

10.49am: Finished firing; 12 rounds per gun.

11.30am: Returned to harbour; hands repairing gear and sponging out guns.

12.20pm: Came to with port anchor in 4 fathoms with 5 shackles.

2.00pm: Midshipman Margatto joined ship for passage to “Hawkins”.

Distance run 45 miles.


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2 May 1923

At Wei Hai Wei.

Lat 37.51, Long 122.14

[Wind variable force 1; broken cloud; air temperature average 57°F]

7.00am: Oiler “Francol” alongside; landed marine detachment.

am: Training and maintenance.

11.30am: “Francol” shoved off.

1.30pm: 5 ratings joined ship for passage to [sloop] “Hollyhock”.

3.00pm: Marathon race round island won by “Diomede’s” team.

6.00pm: Discharged 1 marine to hospital.


[Note: The log is signed by the Captain, G Hopwood.]


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3 May 1923

At Wei Hai Wei and en route to Shanghai.

Lat 37.51, Long 122.14

[Wind variable “light airs”; broken cloud; air temperature average 57°F]

am and pm: Maintenance and instruction.

7.00pm: Weighed and proceeded out of harbour.

7.30pm: Course 090° speed 13 knots; Phau Psi Tsu [most likely Chaopeitsui] abeam 1.5 miles.

8.00pm: Shantung NE Promontory Light bore 111°.

9.54pm: Altered course to 179.5°.

11.20pm: SE Promontory Light bore 225°.


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4 May 1923

At sea en route to Shanghai.

Lat 34.28, Long 122.65

[Wind mainly SE force 1-2; sea smooth with SE swell; broken cloud; air temperature average 53°F, sea 52°F]

0.09am: SE Promontory Light abeam 10.6 miles.

7.00am: Aired bedding.

1.00pm: Commenced sounding to pick up 90 fathom line.

4.00pm: Stopped sounding.

Distance run 219 miles.


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5 May 1923

At sea and at Shanghai.

Lat 31.41, Long 121.59 [Approximate position]

[Wind mainly “light airs”; sea smooth; cloud and rain; air temperature average 64°F, sea 64°F]

0.23am: Sighted Shaweishan Light [Sheshan] bearing 269°.

1.25am: Decreased to 11 knots; altered course to 190°.

1.52am: Shaweishan Light abeam 15 miles; increased to 12 knots.

2.27am: Sighted N Saddle Island Light [Huaniaoshan] bearing 155°; altered course to 165°.

2.57am: Sighted Gutzlaff Island* Light [Dajishan] bearing 212° [followed by a number of small course alterations]

4.00am: Sighted Fairway bell buoy bearing 243°.

4.50am: Fairway bell buoy abeam 5 cables; following channel to Wusong River [Suzhow or Soochow Creek]

5.34am: Shashoing buoy abeam 3 cables.

5.51am: Tungsha Light Vessel abeam 5 cables.

6.40am: Kiutoan Light Vessel abeam 4 cables.

7.05am: Middle Ground buoy abeam 5 cables.

7.51am: SE Knob buoy abeam 2 cables.

8.31am: Blockhouse buoy abeam 2 cables.

8.55am: Came to with port anchor in 6 fathoms with 5 shackles. Draught: forward 16’10”, aft 17’4”.

Noon: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed for proceeding up Wusong River to British naval base at Shanghai.

2.00pm: Secured to buoy ahead and stern bar out.

3.00pm: Officers of guards of American, Italian, French and Japanese ships on board.

6.00pm: HMS “Petersfield” came alongside and secured.

Distance run 241.4 miles.


*[Note: Named after the Protestant missionary, and facilitator of the opium trade, Karl Gutzlaff, who sailed up the China coast in the 1830s. See Stephen Platt, “Imperial twilight: The Opium War and the End of China’s Last Golden Age” Atlantic Books, 2018.]


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6 May 1923

At Shanghai.

Lat 31.19, Long 121.49

[Wind variable force 1; cloudy; air temperature average 63°F]

8.00am: Dressed ship in honour of accession of King George. Landed usual church parties.

10.30am: Divine service.

10.45am: Divisions and rounds.

2.05pm: Japanese Admiral visited ship.

6.37pm: Undressed ship.

Distance run 16.5 miles.


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7 May 1923

At Shanghai.

Lat 31.19, Long 121.49

[Wind variable SE force 1-2; cloudy; air temperature average 63°F]

6.00am: US destroyer “Ford” [“John D Ford”] sailed.

11.55am: Italian gunboat “Ermanno Carlotto” arrived.

1.00pm: French sloop “Altair” sailed.

2.00pm: Captain of HIJMS [cruiser] “Tsushima” paid official call.

2.50pm: French cruiser “Colmar” sailed.

6.00pm: 19 ratings joined ship.

Number on sick list: 1.


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8 May 1923

At Shanghai.

Lat 31.19, Long 121.49

[Wind SE veering SW force 1-2; mainly cloudless; air temperature average 65°F]

6.00am: USS “Huron” sailed.

8.00am: American depot ship “Rainbow” and 5 submarines entered harbour and secured.

1.30pm: Discharged 1 rating to hospital.


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9 May 1923

At Shanghai.

Lat 31.19, Long 121.49

[Wind SW veering N force 1-2; mainly cloudless; air temperature average 75°F]

10.00am: HMS “Hollyhock” sailed.


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10 May 1923

At Shanghai.

Lat 31.19, Long 121.49

[Wind variable N force 1-2; mainly cloudless; air temperature average 70°F]

am and pm: Maintenance and instruction.


[Note: The log is signed by the Captain, G Hopwood.]


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11 May 1923

At Shanghai.

Lat 31.19, Long 121.49

[Wind mainly SW force 1-2; mainly cloudless; air temperature average 78°F]

8.00am: Telephone cable laid and installed up to ship.

4.00pm: 1 rating joined ship from hospital.


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12 May 1923

At Shanghai.

Lat 31.19, Long 121.49

[Wind mainly SSW force 1-3; mainly cloudy; air temperature average 75°F]

9.40am: Italian gunboat “Sebastiano Caboto” entered harbour and secured.

11.15am: American gunboat “Villalobos” arrived.

1.00pm: Hands make and mend.


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13 May 1923

At Shanghai.

Lat 31.19, Long 121.49

[Wind variable force 1-3; mainly cloudy with rain; air temperature average 72°F]

5.10am: American yacht “General Alava” sailed.

8.00am: Dressed ship in honour of Jean d’Arc at request of French SNO.*

9.30am: Divine service. Divisions and rounds.

9.45am: Undressed ship owing to W/T interference.

Number on sick list: 3.


*[Note: The French national holiday in commemoration of Joan of Arc is held on the 2nd Sunday in May. It seems the RN sailors were quick to undress the ship…]


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14 May 1923

At Shanghai.

Lat 31.19, Long 121.49

[Wind variable NE force 1-3; broken cloud; air temperature average 66°F]

am and pm: Ship maintenance.


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15 May 1923

At Shanghai.

Lat 31.19, Long 121.49

[Wind variable NE force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 65°F]

am and pm: Ship maintenance and instruction.


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16 May 1923

At Shanghai.

Lat 31.19, Long 121.49

[Wind variable NE force 1-2; cloudy; air temperature average 65°F]

am and pm: Ship maintenance and instruction.


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17 May 1923

At Shanghai.

Lat 31.19, Long 121.49

[Wind variable SE force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 66°F]

am and pm: Ship maintenance and instruction.

7.00am: Surgeon Lt Cmd M J Aitkin re-joined ship from “Titania”.

9.00am: Exercised landing parties.

1.00pm: French sloop “Craonne” sailed.


[Note: The log is signed by the Captain, G Hopwood.]


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18 May 1923

At Shanghai.

Lat 31.19, Long 121.49

[Wind SSE backing SE force 1-3; broken cloud; air temperature average 66°F]

am and pm: Ship maintenance and instruction.

5.00pm: Discharged Surgeon Commander G P Adshead for passage to Hong Kong.

11.00pm: Discharged Rev. H V Kemp to “Petersfield” for “Hawkins”.


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19 May 1923

At Shanghai.

Lat 31.19, Long 121.49

[Wind SE backing NE force 1; overcast; air temperature average 72°F]

4.00am: Hands preparing to slip from buoys.

4.15am: “Petersfield” cast off.

4.45am: Slipped from buoys and proceeded to Harbour Master buoys off International Dock.

6.05am: HMS “Hawkins” passed on way to Shanghai.

9.15am: “Hollyhock” passed.

11.00am: Rev. R Churchill and Surgeon Lt. L McGorlrick [McGoldrick?] joined ship. USS destroyer “Hart” passed.

1.00pm: Hands make and mend.


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20 May 1923

At Shanghai.

Lat 31.19, Long 121.49

[Wind variable N force 1; overcast with rain; air temperature average 68°F]

9.45am: Divisions and Captain’s rounds.

3.00pm: Discharged 1 rating to hospital.


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21 May 1923

At Shanghai.

Lat 31.19, Long 121.49

[Wind variable N force 1; overcast; air temperature average 67°F]

am and pm: Ship maintenance and instruction.

10.00am: 5 American submarines sailed.

3.00pm: USS “Rainbow” sailed.

5.00pm: USS “Ajax” and 5 American submarines entered harbour.


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22 May 1923

At Shanghai.

Lat 31.19, Long 121.49

[Wind variable E force 1; overcast with rain; air temperature average 67°F]

am and pm: Ship maintenance and instruction.

11.35am: USS [destroyer] “Stewart” passed, proceeding up harbour.

1.00pm: Boys mustering bags.


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23 May 1923

At Shanghai.

Lat 31.19, Long 121.49

[Wind variable NE force 1; overcast with rain; air temperature average 67°F]

am and pm: Ship maintenance and instruction.

5.00am: French sloop “Altair” sailed.


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24 May 1923

At Shanghai.

Lat 31.19, Long 121.49

[Wind variable force 1; overcast with rain; air temperature average 67°F]

am and pm: Ship maintenance and instruction.

8.00am: Dressed ship in honour of Empire Day.*

3.00pm: Received ammunition for return to Hong Kong.

6.00pm: Hoisted boats and prepared for sea. Undressed ship.


*[Note: After the death of Queen Victoria on 22 January 1901, her birthday, 24 May, was celebrated from 24 May 1902 as Empire Day. It extended throughout the countries of the Commonwealth. See Wikipedia: Commonwealth Day.]


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25 May 1923

From Shanghai to the Saddle Islands, and at anchor North of South Saddle Island

Lat 30.90, Long 122.70

[Wind E veering SSE force 1-2; sea smooth; overcast with rain; air temperature average 71°F, sea 65°F]

5.27am: Slipped from buoys and proceeded down river.

6.35am: Crossed Wusong bar.

6.45am: Quarantine buoy abeam 3.5 cables; course 109°.

7.06am: Blockhouse buoy abeam 3 cables; altered course to 122°.

7.35am: SE Knoll buoy abeam 2 cables; altered course to 134°.

8.00am: Idle Ground buoy abeam 3 cables.

8.25am: Kiutoan Light Vessel abeam 3 cables.

9.05am: Tungsha Light Vessel abeam 3 cables; altered course to 130°.

9.18am: Shaohsing buoy abeam 2 cables; altered course to 127°.

9.40am: Passed American yacht “Isobel” flying flag of American RA*; saluted with 13 guns. Salute returned.

9.52am: Fairway bell buoy abeam 9 cables; altered course to 123°.

11.27am: Came to with starboard anchor in 13 fathoms veered to 5 shackles.

1.30pm: Weighed and proceeded to carry out sub-calibre firing at Bit Rock avoiding fishing nets. Inspecting anchorage S of Raffles Island [San-chiao Shan] in Parker Group (entrance full of fishing stakes) and proceeding to anchorage N of S Saddle Island [Chuchi Shan]. Carried out 3 runs of sub-calibre.

4.00pm: Came to with starboard anchor in 10 fathoms veered to 5 shackles.

Distance run 73.5 miles.


*[Note: The yacht, on the Yangtse Patrol, was the flagship of Rear-Admiral William HG Bullard]

[Note: The log is signed by the Captain, G Hopwood.]


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26 May 1923

At anchor North of South Saddle Island

Lat 30.90, Long 122.70

[Wind S and SE force 1-3; cloudy with fog; air temperature average 68°F, sea 63°F]

3.00am: Anchored N of South Saddle Island.

1.00pm: Hands make and mend.


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27 May 1923

At anchor North of South Saddle Island

Lat 30.90, Long 122.70

[Wind SW veering NE force 1-3; overcast with rain; air temperature average 65°F, sea 63°F]

0.00am: Anchored N of South Saddle Island.

1.00am: Raised steam to ensure safety; set anchor watch.

5.00am: Let fires die out.

9.00am: Divisions, Captain’s rounds and divine service.


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28 May 1923

From South Saddle Island to Hong Kong.

Lat 29.23, Long 122.50

[Wind variable force 1-4; sea slight; overcast with rain; air temperature average 65°F, sea 66°F]

4.40am: Weighed and proceeded 13.5 knots course 186°. Draught: forward 16’7”, aft 16’8”.

5.00am: Bit Rock abeam 4 miles.

5.40am: Avoided fishing nets.

6.22am: Altered course to 182°.

7.14am: Steep Island Light [Hou-chu-hsia Shan] abeam 1 mile; avoiding fishing nets.

9.00am: Tong Sing Island Light abeam 4 miles; altered course to 191°.

10.17am: Sighted Ki Ling Yu Island bearing 224°. Small arms companies exercised rifle drill.

11.28am: Ki Ling Yu Island abeam.

1.00pm: Sighted Hui Shan Island Light.

1.30pm: Ching Rock [Qing Yan] abeam; altered course to 210°.

2.05pm: Sighted Tai Chan Island [T’ai Shan, Tae Islands] bearing 241°.

3.00pm: Sighted Chikloh [?] Island bearing 254°.

5.00pm: Master gyro 1° low.

8.21pm: Shroud Island [Donggua Yu] abeam 21 miles.

8.25pm: Sounding 24 fathoms.

8.35pm: Sounding 27 fathoms.

Distance run 98 miles.


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29 May 1923

From South Saddle Island to Hong Kong.

Lat 24.61, Long 119.29

[Wind NW veering SSE force 1-3; sea slight with SW swell; broken cloud; air temperature average 75°F, sea 75°F]

0.26am: Sighted Tung Yung Light [Dongyong] bearing 233°.

2.14am: Tung Yung Light abeam 12.2 miles.

3.30am: Altered course to 208°.

4.47am: Tung Kuan Light abeam.

6.03am: Turnabout Island [Niushan Dao] bore 245°.

7.05am: Turnabout Island abeam 10 miles; altered course to 233°.

8.55am: Okseu Island bore 256°.

9.15am: High Island [Wuqiu Yu, Taiwan] abeam 20 miles.

9.50am: Lifted Forbes log; altered course to 228°.

10.18am: Okseu W Light abeam 10.5 miles. Hands employed in small arms drill.

4.15pm: Altered course to 230°.

9.08pm: Sighted Lammock Island [Nan-p’eng Tao] Light bearing 260°.

10.05pm: Lammock Island Light abeam 13.5 miles.

Distance run 319.1 miles.


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30 May 1923

From South Saddle Island to Hong Kong, and at Hong Kong

Lat 22.24, Long 114.40

[Wind SSW backing SSE force 1-3; sea slight with SW and SE swell; cloud and rain; air temperature average 84°F, sea 83°F]

1.05am: Sighted Breaker Point Light [Shibeishan] bearing 272°.

2.35am: Breaker Light abeam 8 miles; altered course to 252.5 miles.

4.30am: Sighted Hutong Point [Huidong?] bearing 326°.

5.10am: Sighted Chilang Point Light [Zhelang Yan] bearing 272°.

6.38am: Chilang Light abeam 7 miles; altered course to 253°.

9.00am: Hands preparing ship for entering harbour.

12.25pm: Course for entering harbour.

1.15pm: Secured to No.7 buoy; landed store parties.

2.00pm: Hands discharging ammunition.

5.00pm: Discharged 25 ratings borne for passage to [shore station] “Tamar”.

Distance run 324 miles.


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31 May 1923

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind variable NW “light airs”; cloudy with rain; air temperature average 82°F]

7.00am: Landed 2 platoons to prepare for King’s birthday parade.

7.30am: Oiler alongside; landed store parties.

8.30am: Landing party returned.

5.00pm: Hands getting ammunition and provisioning ship.

6.00pm: 1 rating (LS) joined ship.


[Note: The log is signed by the Captain, G Hopwood.]



LOGS FOR JUNE 1923


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1 June 1923


At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind NE veering E “light airs”; cloudy with rain; air temperature average 79°F]

7.10am: Landed a platoon for exercise.

8.00am: Store and ammunition parties employed.

1.00pm: Made monthly payment.

3.00pm: Portuguese gunboat entered harbour.

Number on sick list: 9.


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2 June 1923

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind variable E “light airs”; cloudy with rain; air temperature average 77°F]

8.00am: Dressed ship in honour of the King’s birthday.

Noon: Fired Royal Salute-21 guns.

4.00pm: Read Warrant No.6; discharged 1 prisoner to “Tamar” for 7 days cells.

6.00pm: Undressed ship.


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3 June 1923

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind variable NE “light airs”; cloudy with mist and rain; air temperature average 77°F]

9.30am: Landed usual church parties.

10.30am: Divine service.

10.45am: Divisions and rounds.

1.00pm: 9 ratings joined ship for passage to Singapore.

Number on sick list: 8.


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4 June 1923

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind variable E “light airs”; overcast with rain; air temperature average 74°F]

am and pm: Training and ship maintenance.

11.00am: Discharged 2 ratings to hospital.

1.00pm: Italian gunboat “Patria” sailed.*

4.00pm: USS “Asheville” entered harbour.


*[Note: It is likely that this is an inaccurate entry, and the gunboat was Portuguese rather than Italian. There is no record of an Italian ship with this name serving at the time, but there is a record of a Portuguese gunboat which served in the Far East in this period. This is confirmed in the log of HMS “Foxglove”; see hyperlink in the next day’s log.]


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5 June 1923

At Hong Kong and en route to Singapore.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind E backing NE force 1-4; broken cloud; air temperature average 77°F]

9.00am: “Titania” out of dock secured alongside [sloop] “Foxglove” to dock.

4.00pm: Slipped buoy and proceeded out of harbour.

4.45pm: Speed 13.5 knots, course 139°.

5.00pm: Waglan Light abeam 1 mile; altered course to 157°.


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6 June 1923

At sea en route to Singapore.

Lat 18.12, Long 115.72

[Wind E and SW force 1-3; sea slight to moderate with NE swell; overcast with rain and squalls; air temperature average 80°F, sea 81°F]

5.00am: Course 161.5°.

7.00am: Spread awnings; altered course to 162°. Rigged sounding board.

11.45am: Altered course to 161°.

6.00pm: Course 166°.

Distance run 278.9 miles.


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7 June 1923

At sea en route to Singapore.

Lat 12.95, Long 117.60

[Wind S veering SW force 1-4; sea slight; cloud and rain; air temperature average 83°F, sea 84°F]

6.15am: Course 160°.

7.40am: Altered course to 162.5°.

4.45pm: Altered course to 172° 12 knots.

11.00pm: Sounded-no bottom at 100 fathoms.

11.20pm: Altered course to 211.5°.

Distance run 324 miles.


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8 June 1923

At sea en route to Singapore.

Lat 8.68, Long 116.67

[Wind mainly SW force 2-4; sea slight; broken cloud; air temperature average 85°F, sea 84°F]

010am: Sounding every half hour to keep on 100 fathoms line.

3.10am: Altered course to 218°.

5.30am: Palawan Island in sight to E; sounding every half hour; altered course to 231°.

Noon: Course 215° 13.5 knots.

4.00pm: Exercised seaboats’ crews picking up lifebuoys.

5.15pm: Proceeded on 215°; lost by accident 1 lifebuoy.

Distance run 295.1 miles.


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9 June 1923


At Victoria [Labuan Malaysia] en route to Singapore.

Lat 5.27, Long 115.25

[Wind mainly SW force 1; sea smooth; broken cloud; air temperature average 85°F, sea 84°F]

010am: Sounding every half hour.

4.30am: Crossed 100 fathom line for approach; course 171°.

5.40am: Sighted land bearing ESE [followed by a number of small course alterations.]

9.15am: Papan Island Light abeam 5 cables.

9.30am: Came to with port anchor in 5.25 fathoms veered to 5 shackles. Draught: forward 16’6”, aft 16’8”.

11.00am: [British] Resident visited ship.*

1.00pm: Leave to watch from 1.30pm to 6.30pm.

Distance run 268.1 miles.


*[Note: Most likely Harmer Joseph Eley, listed in World Statesmen: Malay States.]


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10 June 1923

At Labuan.

Lat 5.27, Long 115.25

[Wind “light airs”; broken cloud; air temperature average 85°F]

8.00am: Landed usual church parties.

9.40am: Divine service.

10.25am: Divisions and rounds.


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11 June 1923

At Labuan.

Lat 5.27, Long 115.25

[Wind “light airs”; broken cloud; air temperature average 85°F]

am and pm: Training and ship maintenance.

8.00pm: Resident of Labuan entertained aboard.


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12 June 1923

At sea en route to Singapore.

Lat 4.98, Long 114.03

[Wind SE veering SW force 1; sea slight with NW swell; broken cloud; air temperature average 85°F, sea 85°F]

6.07am: Weighed and proceeded.

6,53am: Kuraman Island Light abeam 4.5 miles.

9.30am: Course 253°.

4.00pm: Out PVs.

10.30pm: Put back clocks 15 mins.

Distance run 79.5 miles.


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13 June 1923

At sea en route to Singapore.

Lat 3.24, Long 108.92

[Wind mainly WSW force 2-4; sea slight; broken cloud; air temperature average 85°F, sea 85°F]

4.15am: Put back clocks 15 mins.

6.40am: Altered course to 260°.

11.10am: Altered course to 248°; sighted Subi Kuchil Island [Flat Island] bearing 219°.

11.15am: Great Natuna Island [Pulau Natuna Besar, Indonesia] bore 303°.

11.50am: Altered course to 246°.

12.35pm: Subi Kuchil Island Light abeam 9 miles.

2.26pm: Seraia [Seraya] Island abeam 12 mles.

3.05pm: Midai Island bore 277°.

4.25pm: In PVs.

5.15pm: Midai Island abeam 12 mles.

10.30pm: Put back clocks 15 mins.

Distance run 330 miles.


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14 June 1923

At sea and at Singapore.

Lat 1.26, Long 103.85

[Wind mainly SW force 1-2; sea smooth; broken cloud; air temperature average 85°F, sea 85°F]

4.15am: Put back clocks 15 mins.

6.00am: Altered course to 240.5°.

6.43am: Sighted land bearing 228°.

7.50am: Sighted Bukit Timah Hill bearing 265°.

8.21am: Sighted Pedra Branca Light [Batu Puteh] bearing 253°; altered course to 257.5°.

9.35am: Pedra Branca Light abeam 1 mile; altered course to 256°; preparing to enter harbour.

11.55am: Came to with port anchor in 6 fathoms veered to 5 shackles. Draught: forward 16’5”, aft 16’5”.

Distance run 330.3 miles.


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15 June 1923

At Singapore.

Lat 1.26, Long 103.85

[Wind “light airs”; cloudy; air temperature average 83°F]

am: Training and ship maintenance.

1.00pm: Landed libertymen.


[Note: The log is signed by the Captain, G Hopwood.]


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16 June 1923

At Singapore.

Lat 1.26, Long 103.85

[Wind “light airs”; broken cloud; air temperature average 84°F]

am: Ship maintenance.

7.55am: Oiler “War Nawab” alongside.

2.00pm: HMS “Iroquois” anchored.


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17 June 1923

At Singapore.

Lat 1.26, Long 103.85

[Wind “light airs”; broken cloud; air temperature average 87°F]

9.30am: Landed usual church parties.

10.30am: Divine service.

10.45am: Divisions and rounds.

Number on sick list: 10.


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18 June 1923

At Singapore.

Lat 1.26, Long 103.85

[Wind “light airs”; broken cloud; air temperature average 87°F]

8.00am: HMS “Iroquois” sailed.

am and pm: Training and ship maintenance.


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19 June 1923

At Singapore.

Lat 1.26, Long 103.85

[Wind “light airs”; broken cloud; air temperature average 85°F]

5.30pm: “Iroquois” anchored.


[Note: The log is signed by the Captain, G Hopwood.]


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20 June 1923

At Singapore and en route to Penang.

Lat 1.56, Long 102.90

[Wind variable force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 85°F]

6.10am: Weighed and proceeded out of harbour. Draught: forward 17’0”, aft 17’0”.

6.33am: E St John Island Light [Pulau Sakijang Pelepah] abeam; altered course to 242.5°.

7.15am: Raffles Light abeam; altered course to 270.5°.

7.48am: Fired 2 torpedoes and picked up same.

8.35am: Proceeded at 13.5 knots on 270°.

9.00am: Altered course to 307°.

9.15am: Brothers Light [Pulau Iyu Kecil, Riau Islands] abeam 3 miles.

10.20am: Pulau Pisang Light abeam 6.5 miles.

11.18am: Altered course to 305°.

11.50am: Shedo Light sighted bearing 348°.

1.30pm: Johore Light abeam 5.5 miles; course 304°.

1.35pm: Sighted Undan [Pulau Undan] Light bearing 308°.

3.18pm: Undan Light abeam 3.5 miles.

5.00pm: Stopped; lowered boats for racing crews.

6.33pm: Proceeded on 302.5° 13.5 knots.

7.19pm: Rachado Light [Tanjung Tuan] abeam 6.5 miles.

10.10pm: Ondang Light [Undan] bore 340°.

10.30pm: One Fathom Bank Light [Permetang Sedepa] bore 299°.

11.57pm: One Fathom Bank Light abeam 3 miles; altered course to 308°.

Distance run 73.4 miles.


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21 June 1923

At sea and at Penang.

Lat 5.42, Long 100.10

[Wind variable force 1; sea smooth with NW swell; mainly cloudless; air temperature average 86°F, sea 84°F]

0.10am: Sighted Gemur [sic: most likely Pulau Jemur, Sumatra] Light bearing 266°.

1.13am: Gemur Light abeam 14.2 miles; altered course to 339°.

7.17am: Sighted White Rock Light [Pulau Sembilan, Malaysia] bearing 008°.

5.20am: White Rock Light abeam 8.3 miles; altered course to 343.5°.

8.40am: Mount Elvira sighted bearing N [followed by a number of small course alterations].

12.30pm: Muka Head Light abeam 2.5 miles [followed by a number of small course alterations].

1.30pm: Course and speed for entering harbour.

1.45pm: Moored ship. Middled on smelting works and Fort Cornwallis.

Number on sick list: 13.

Distance run 303 miles.


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22 June 1923

At Penang.

Lat 5.42, Long 100.35

[Wind “light airs”; broken cloud; air temperature average 86°F]

8.00am: Dressed ship overall in honour of King’s coronation.

Noon: Fired Royal Salute of 21 guns.

6.00pm: Undressed ship.


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23 June 1923

At Penang.

Lat 5.42, Long 100.35

[Wind “light airs”; broken cloud; air temperature average 83°F]


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24 June 1923

At Penang.

Lat 5.42, Long 100.35

[Wind “light airs”; broken cloud; air temperature average 85°F]

10.30am: Divine service.


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25 June 1923

At Penang.

Lat 5.42, Long 100.35

[Wind NW “light airs”; broken cloud; air temperature average 85°F]

am: Ship maintenance and training.


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26 June 1923

At Penang.

Lat 5.42, Long 100.35

[Wind “light airs”; broken cloud; air temperature average 85°F]

am: Ship maintenance and training.

6.00am: [Sloop] HMS “Magnolia” sailed.


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27 June 1923

At Penang.

Lat 5.42, Long 100.35

[Wind “light airs”; cloudy; air temperature average 85°F]

am: Ship maintenance and training.

Number on sick list: 13.


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28 June 1923

At Penang.

Lat 5.42, Long 100.35

[Wind “light airs”; broken cloud; air temperature average 80°F]

am: Ship maintenance and training.


[Note: The log is signed by the Captain, G Hopwood.]


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29 June 1923

At Penang and at Dinding [Pangkor Island]

Lat 5.42, Long 100.35

[Wind SW “light airs”; broken cloud; air temperature average 84°F]

8.00am: Hands taking in provisions and preparing for sea.

11.00am: Unmoored ship.

12.48pm: Weighed and proceeded on 8 knots [followed by a number of small course alterations.]

2.30pm: Muka Head Light abeam 2 miles. Course 204°.

4.45pm: Stopped; racing boats away practising.

6.00pm: Hoisted boats and proceeded on 163.5°.

8.00pm: Rimau Light bore 43°.


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30 June 1923

At sea and at Great Dinding Island.

Lat 4.22, Long 100.58

[Wind NW force 1; cloudy; air temperature average 84°F]

1.30am: Pulo Jarak bore 206°.

1.40am: Tanjung Hantu Light bore 208°.

2.42am: White Rock Light bore 128°.

5.00am: Sighted Great Dinding Island on port bow; course 64.5°.

7.00am: Stopped and moored ship off island in 5 fathoms with 4 shackles on each.

1.00pm: Hands make and mend.

Distance run 135 miles.



LOGS FOR JULY 1923


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1 July 1923

At Great Dinding Island.

Lat 4.22, Long 100.58

[Wind “light airs”; broken cloud; air temperature average 84°F]

9.30am: Divisions and Captain’s rounds.

10.30am: Divine service.


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2 July 1923

At Great Dinding Island.

Lat 4.22, Long 100.58

[Wind “light airs”; broken cloud; air temperature average 84°F]

10.00am: Hands on boat drills.

1.00pm: Paid monthly settlement.


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3 July 1923

At Great Dinding Island.

Lat 4.22, Long 100.58

[Wind “light airs”; broken cloud with some rain; air temperature average 85°F]

am and pm: Ship maintenance mainly painting.


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4 July 1923

At Great Dinding Island.

Lat 4.22, Long 100.58

[Wind “light airs”; broken cloud with some rain; air temperature average 85°F]

am and pm: Ship maintenance mainly painting and instruction.


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5 July 1923

At Great Dinding Island and at Port Swettenham.*

Lat 3.32, Long 101.12

[Wind “light airs”; broken cloud with some rain; air temperature average 85°F]

6.07am: Weighed and proceeded out of anchorage and through S Dinding Channel. Draught: forward 15’0”, aft 17’0”.

7.48am: Course 143°.

10.00am: Sounding machine in use.

10.35am: Altered course to 131° [followed by a number of small course alterations.]

11.30am: Gagne Bank Light Vessel abeam 2.4 miles.

12.55pm: Pulo Angsa Light abeam 1 mile.

1.15pm: Entering harbour and securing to buoy.

2.15pm: Secured to No.1 buoy Port Swettenham.

4.00pm: Read Warrant No.7.

Distance run 77.6 miles.


*[Note: During the colonial period, Port Klang, Malaysia, was known as Port Swettenham, after Sir Frank Swettenham, British Political Resident in the Malay state of Selangor.]


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6 July 1923

At Port Swettenham.

Lat 3.000, Long 101.385

[Wind “light airs”; broken cloud with some rain; air temperature average 85°F]

am and pm: Ship maintenance mainly painting and instruction.


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7 July 1923

At Port Swettenham.

Lat 3.000, Long 101.385

[Wind “light airs”; broken cloud with some rain; air temperature average 85°F]

am and pm: Ship maintenance mainly painting and instruction.

1.00pm: Make and mend.

7.00pm: Slung clean hammocks.


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8 July 1923

At Port Swettenham.

Lat 3.000, Long 101.385

[Wind “light airs”; broken cloud with some rain; air temperature average 85°F]

9.30am: Divisions and Captain’s rounds.

10.30am: Divine service.


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9 July 1923

At Port Swettenham and at Malacca.

Lat 2.29, Long 101.90

[Wind “light airs”; broken cloud with some rain; air temperature average 82°F]

6.00am: Weighed and proceeded; leaving via S Klang Strait. Draught: forward 14’11”, aft 16’11”.

7.10am: Pintu Gedong Light abeam 3 cables; course 128° 13.5 knots.

9.43am: Cape Rachada bore 125.5°.

11.25am: Cape Rachado abeam 3.5 miles; altered course to 122°.

1.34pm: [After a number of small course alterations] Came to with starboard anchor in 17 fathoms veered to 5 shackles.

Distance run 73.4 miles.


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10 July 1923

At Malacca and at Singapore.

Lat 1.55, Long 102.57

[Wind variable S force 1-2; cloudy; air temperature average 82°F]

7.20am: Weighed and proceeded on 149°.

8.15am: Altered course to 125°.

9.00am: Training and ship maintenance.

10.11am: Johor Light abeam 6 miles; altered course to 124.5°.

11.00am: Shedo Light [Sialu?] abeam 9 miles.

12.30pm: Pisang Light bore 097.5°; Great Karimun Island bore 140.5°; altered course to 125.5°.

1.25pm: Pisang Light abeam 6.9 miles.

2.35pm: Brothers Light abeam 3.5 miles.

4.25pm: Course 090°; Raffles Light abeam 5 cables.

5.08pm: E St John Island [Pulau Sakijang Pelepah] abeam 0.5 miles.

5.15pm: Approaching anchorage.

5.30pm: Came to with port anchor in 10 fathoms veered to 5 shackles.

6.00pm: HMS “Iroquois” entered harbour.

Distance run 62.5 miles.


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11 July 1923

At Singapore.

Lat 1.26, Long 103.85

[Wind “light airs”; cloud and rain; air temperature average 79°F]

am: Ship maintenance mainly painting and instruction.

8.00am: Landed marine detachment.

11.00am: Gun crews to lecture by Surgeon Lt. Commander.


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12 July 1923

At Singapore.

Lat 1.26, Long 103.85

[Wind “light airs”; broken cloud; air temperature average 83°F]

am: Ship maintenance mainly painting and instruction.

8.00am: Shipped sub-calibre in 6” guns.

10.00am: Gunnery and torpedo classes.

3.00pm: HMS “Iroquois” anchored.

4.00pm: Read Warrant No.8.

Number on sick list: 9.


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13 July 1923

At Singapore.

Lat 1.26, Long 103.85

[Wind “light airs”; broken cloud; air temperature average 83°F]

6.00am: Cleared ship for action.

7.20am: “Magnolia” sailed.

8.00am: Weighed and proceeded; course and speed for carrying out sub-calibre firing at “Magnolia”.

10.00am: Carried out firing.

11.00am: Finished firing; ships proceeded independently to harbour.

Noon: Came to with starboard anchor in 11 fathoms veered to 6 shackles.

Distance run 30 miles.


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14 July 1923

At Singapore.

Lat 1.26, Long 103.85

[Wind NW backing SSE force 1; broken cloud; air temperature average 83°F]

5.00am: Hands preparing for firing guns and torpedoes.

5.30am: Weighed and proceeded; passing through Singapore Strait in order to fire torpedoes, throwing off 6” shooting, and acting as target for “Magnolia”, returning through the Strait and anchoring off Singapore.

7.02am: Altered course to fire torpedoes.

7.30am: Picked up torpedoes.

9.00am: Carried out full calibre 6” throw off firing at “Magnolia”.

9.14am: Practice completed.

10.10am: Carried out 4” HA practice.

10.15am: Proceeded back to harbour.

Noon: Came to with starboard anchor in 11 fathoms veered to 5 shackles.

3.00pm: Supplied “Magnolia” with 5 bags of beans. Target (Patt 6) alongside.

Distance run 65 miles.


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15 July 1923

At Singapore.

Lat 1.26, Long 103.85

[Wind NW force 1; overcast with rain; air temperature average 81°F]

8.00am: Landed usual church parties.

9.40am: Divine service.

10.25am: Divisions and rounds.

Number on sick list: 11.


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16 July 1923

At Singapore and at Little Karimun Island.

Lat 1.17, Long 103.78

[Wind W veering NW force 1-3; cloudy; air temperature average 80°F]

7.40am: Weighed and proceeded with target in tow through Singapore Strait to westward. Carrying target for “Magnolia’s” practice, carrying out 2 runs of sub-calibre and proceeding to anchorage in the lee of Little Karimun Island.

10.15am: “Magnolia” opened fire.

10.55am: Slipped target; “Magnolia” took target in tow.

12.15pm: Carried out 2 runs of 6” sub-calibre firing.

12.59pm: Came to with starboard anchor in 12 fathoms veered to 5 shackles. Anchor bearings: N extremity of Little Karimun Island bore 314°, highest peak of Great Karimun Island bore 272°.

Distance run 25 miles.


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17 July 1923

At Singapore.

Lat 1.26, Long 103.85

[Wind NNW backing WSW force 1-3; broken cloud; air temperature average 79°F]

6.15am: Weighed and proceeded; swinging ship for adjustment of compasses.

7.45am: Action stations.

8.00am: Carried out low-visibility shoot at target towed by “Magnolia”.

8.14am: Ceased firing and returned to Singapore.

10.13am: Came to with starboard anchor in 10 fathoms veered to 5 shackles.

11.00am: “Magnolia” anchored.

1.15pm: Oiler “War Bharata” came alongside to oil ship.

5.45pm: Oiler shoved off.


[Note: The log is signed by the Captain, G Hopwood.]


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18 July 1923

At Singapore.

Lat 1.26, Long 103.85

[Wind variable SE force 1; overcast with rain; air temperature average 79°F]

am: Ship maintenance and drill for marines.

11.30am: “Iroquois” anchored.


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19 July 1923

At Singapore and en route to Hong Kong.

Lat 1.45, Long 104.73

[Wind variable SE force 1-2; sea smooth; broken cloud; air temperature average 81°F, sea 83°F]

8.00am: Weighed and proceeded; [after various small course alterations] course 070° 13.5 knots. Draught: forward 16’8”, aft 16’11”.

10.33am: Pedro Branca Light abeam 1.25 miles.

4.35pm: Pulo Repon [Pulau Repong, Pulau Bawah, Indonesia] bore 024°.

6.00pm: Altered course to 069°.

6.30pm: Pulo Repon abeam.

Distance run 52.2 miles.


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20 July 1923

At sea en route to Hong Kong.

Lat 3.38, Long 109.58

[Wind variable E force 1; sea smooth with NW swell; broken cloud; air temperature average 83°F, sea 84°F]

5.10am: Sighted Seraia [Seraya] Island bearing 105°; altered course to 055°.

5.25am: Sighted N Natuna Island [Pulau Laut] bearing 356°.

7.00am: Altered course to 067°.

7.48am: Subi Kerchil [Subi Kuchil Island, Flat Island] Light bore 4 points.

8.20am: Subi Kerchil abeam 7 miles; altered course to 075°.

pm: Ship maintenance and instruction.

Distance run 324 miles.


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21 July 1923

At Miri en route to Hong Kong.

Lat 4.47, Long 113.99

[Wind NE backing NW force 1-2; sea smooth with WNW and SW swell; broken cloud; air temperature average 83°F, sea 84°F]

3.00am: Put clocks on 30 mins.

5.00am: Sighted Mount Lambir [Bukit Lambir, Malaysia] bearing 100°.

7.25am: Sighted Miri oil tanks bearing 101°; altered course to 080°.

8.25am: Stopped both; picked up pilot and APC* officials.

9.30am: Secured to buoys; picked up cylindrical buoy with flexible hose attached.

11.45am: Commenced oiling.

12.43pm: Finished oiling. Draught: forward 16’5”, after oiling: aft 17’0”.

1.38pm: Weighed starboard anchor.

1.50pm: Weighed port anchor and proceeded to Miri anchorage.

2.15pm: Stopped both and came to with starboard anchor in 6 fathoms veered to 5 shackles.

5.10pm: Weighed and proceeded on 320° 13.5 knots.

6.45pm: Altered course to 038°.

11.10pm: Put on clocks 20 mins.

Distance run 273.1 miles.


*[Note: Asiatic Petroleum Company, essentially a branch of Shell, based in Shanghai.]


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22 July 1923

At Kudat en route to Hong Kong.

Lat 7.18, Long 116.53

[Wind SW backing S force 1-2; sea smooth with WNW and SW swell; broken cloud; air temperature average 85°F, sea 84°F]

3.00am: Put clocks on 30 mins.

6.00am: Land sighted bearing 110°.

10.25am: Divine service; altered course to 104.5°.

11.00am: Prepared for entry into harbour [followed by small course alterations.]

1.15pm: Kalampunian Island abeam 3 miles; altered course to 142°.

2.40pm: Came to with port anchor in 5.5 fathoms veered to 4 shackles.

4.00pm: Landed libertymen.

Number on sick list: 9.

Distance run 251 miles.


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23 July 1923

At Kudat en route to Hong Kong.

Lat 6.878, Long 116.847

[Wind “light airs”; broken cloud; air temperature average 85°F]

am: Ship maintenance and instruction.


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24 July 1923

At sea en route to Hong Kong.

Lat 8.00, Long 116.66

[Wind S veering SW force 1-2; sea slight with W swell; broken cloud; air temperature average 85°F, sea 84°F]

6.30am: Weighed and proceeded out of harbour.

6.47am: Sandilands Rock abeam 2 cables.

8.00am: Kalampunian Island abeam 4.5 miles; course 357°13.5 knots.

11.35am: Course 007°.

1.00pm: Course 005°.

3.00pm: Course 035°.

5.00pm: Hands furling awnings.

Number on sick list: 15.

Distance run 72 miles.


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25 July 1923

At sea en route to Hong Kong.

Lat 13.00, Long 117.47

[Wind SW veering W force 4-5; sea moderate to rough; overcast with showers; air temperature average 83°F, sea 83°F]

2.00am: Course 352° [followed by a number of course alterations]

8.20am: Increased to 16 knots.

9.15am: Furled all awnings.

11.00am: Course 337°.

6.42pm: Course 338°.

Distance run 332.5 miles.


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26 July 1923

At sea en route to Hong Kong.

Lat 19.00, Long 115.45

[Wind W backing WSW force 5-8; sea rough with NE and SW swell; overcast with showers and squalls; air temperature average 78°F, sea 82°F]

8.00am: Course 337°.

11.45am: Reduced to 10 knots; altered course to 200°.

10.50pm: Course 346°.

Distance run 384 miles.


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27 July 1923

At sea en route to Hong Kong.

Lat 19.67, Long 115.37

[Wind SSW and SW force 5-7; sea moderate to rough; overcast with showers and squalls; air temperature average 78°F, sea 81°F]

4.40am: Course 041°.

5.50am: Altered course to 190°.

3.00pm: Altered course to 342°.

8.00pm: Commenced sounding.

8.30pm: Altered course to 345°.

10.30pm: Increased to 13.5 knots.

Distance run 219.5 miles.


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28 July 1923

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind variable SE force 5-1; cloudy with rain; air temperature average 79°F]

0.20am: Course 346° 16 knots.

2.30am: Reduced to 10 knots for sounding. Proceeded on 16 knots.

7.00am: Started sounding; 50 fathoms depth.

8.30am: Sounding every half hour.

9.35am: Sounding every 5 minutes; altered course to 310°.

10.00am: Reduced to 10 knots; sighted N head of Lamma Island.

11.00am: Waglan Light abeam 1 mile. Entering harbour and secured against north wall of Dockyard.

Noon: Secured against Dockyard wall; 3 ratings joined ship.

4.00pm: Hands to bathe.

Distance run 303.1 miles.


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29 July 1923

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind variable SE force 1-2; cloudy with rain; air temperature average 79°F]

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

5.00pm: Discharged 1 rating to hospital.

Number on sick list: 9.


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30 July 1923

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind variable SE force 1-2; cloudy with rain; air temperature average 79°F]

9.00am: Stores party drawing stores and provisioning ship.


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31 July 1923

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind variable SE force 1-2; cloudy; air temperature average 81°F]

9.00am: Stores party drawing stores and provisioning ship.

Noon: Oiler “Dredgol” alongside; slight damage to forward gangway.

4.00pm: Oiler shoved off.

5.00pm: Discharged 1 rating to hospital.



LOGS FOR AUGUST 1923


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1 August 1923

At Hong Kong and en route to Amoy*.

Lat 22.285, Long 114.24

[Wind variable SE force 1-2; sea smooth; broken cloud; air temperature average 80°F, sea 80°F]

9.00am: HMS “Foxglove” sailed.

9.30am: Hands preparing ship for sea; 2 ratings re-joined from hospital.

11.40am: Slipped and proceeded out of harbour. Draught: forward 16’6”, aft 16’10”.

12.35pm: Set course 095°; Waglan Light abeam 3 miles.

12.45pm: Altered course to 075°.

1.50pm: Sighted HMS “Foxglove”.

2.47pm: Sighted Pedro Branco [rock] bearing 094°.

3.35pm: Course 074.5°.

4.00pm: Pedro Branco abeam 5.6 miles. Paid monthly settlement.

5.00pm: Passed “Foxglove”.

6.08pm: Chilang Light [Zhelang] abeam 7.5 miles.

8.45pm: Breaker Point Light [Shibeishan] bore 045°.

10.08pm: Breaker Point Light abeam 10 miles; altered course to 069°.

11.20pm: Good Hope Cape Light [Biao Jiao] bore 355°.

11.45pm: Good Hope Cape Light abeam 20.5 miles.


*[Note: Xiamen, known in the colonial period as Amoy, was one of the treaty ports controlled by the British following the first Opium War in 1841. See Wikipedia: Xiamen.]


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2 August 1923

At sea and at Amoy.

Lat 24.47, Long 118.08

[Wind NE veering E force 1-3; sea smooth; broken cloud; air temperature average 85°F, sea 83°F]

0.02am: Sighted: Lammock Island Light [Nan-p’eng Tao] bearing 041°.

1.36am: Lammock Light abeam; altered course to 301°.

3.54am: Altered course to 054°.

6.30am: Sighted Chapel Island [Dongding Dao] bearing 021°.

7.40am: Altered course to 358°.

8.05am: Chapel Island Light abeam 1.5 miles; altered course to 001°.

8.35am: Sighted 2 Chinese cruisers and 2 other vessels in Port Quemoy.*

9.26am: Tsing Sen Island Light abeam [followed by a number of small course alterations entering harbour].

10.06am: Came to with starboard anchor in 12 fathoms veered to 5 shackles.

10.40am: Weighed and moved into inner harbour and moored with 5 shackles on each.

3.00pm: Officer of the Guard visited a Japanese destroyer.

4.50pm: HMS “Foxglove” arrived and secured to buoy.

Distance run 298.4 miles.


*[Note: Quemoy (Jinmen) and Matsu (Mazu) were islands which later became the focus of conflict between the “New China” led by the Communists and the Guomindang (Kuomintang) who held onto these two islands after departing mainland China for Taiwan. During the 1950s and beyond, there were crises surrounding these islands, which were protected by the US as a “matter of principle” against Communism. In the 21st century, relationships are more normalised. See Wikipedia: Matsu Islands.]

[Note: The log is signed by the Captain, G Hopwood.]


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3 August 1923

At Amoy (Xiamen).

Lat 24.47, Long 118.08

[Wind E force 1-3; broken cloud; air temperature average 88°F]

0.00-4.30am: Burnt searchlights at intervals.

7.00am: Hands providing accoutrements for landing-turning out boats. American gunboat “Asheville” entered harbour.

9.00am: OO Guard visited American gunboat “Asheville”.

1.00pm: Landing party of 1 platoon of seamen and marines left ship to garrison British Concession.*


*[Note: In this period, Britain, US, France, Japan and other nations had “treaty ports” and “concessions” extracted from a weak China and used mainly for trade, missionaries and administering various aspects of Chinese life such as customs and newspapers.”Extraterritorality” meant that the citizens of these countries were not subject to Chinese law, had their own police forces and were protected by warships like “Diomede” and river gunboats. It would appear that “Diomede” and the other ships were at Xiamen in response to perceived threats, particularly from the rising Nationalists, the Guomindang (Kuomintang), led at this time by Sun Yat-Sen and later by Chiang Kai-Shek. See “Out of China” by Robert Bickers, Penguin Books.]


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4 August 1923

At Amoy (Xiamen).

Lat 24.47, Long 118.08

[Wind variable NE force 5-7; cloudy with squalls; air temperature average 86°F]

2.45pm: Unmoored and weighed port anchor.

3.00pm: Shortened in starboard anchor.

3.10pm: “Asheville” weighed and proceeded.

3.15pm: Weighed and proceeded through to typhoon anchorage.

3.40pm: Let go starboard anchor.

3.45pm: Let go port anchor in 10 fathoms.

10.00pm: Set anchor watch.


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5 August 1923

At Amoy (Xiamen).

Lat 24.47, Long 118.06

[Wind NE veering SE force 6-1; cloudy; air temperature average 82°F]

6.00am: Took off anchor watch.

5.30pm: Weighed and proceeded and entered harbour.

6.00pm: Moored ship with 5 shackles on each in 11 fathoms.

11.00pm: Burnt searchlights through the night.

Number on sick list: 10.


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6 August 1923

At Amoy (Xiamen).

Lat 24.47, Long 118.08

[Wind SE veering SSE force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 84°F]

6.00am: Weighed and worked engines to W to position required.

8.00am: Let go port anchor.

6.45pm: Japanese destroyer shifted billet; now alongside destroyer at buoy.


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7 August 1923

At Amoy (Xiamen).

Lat 24.47, Long 118.08

[Wind variable W force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 86°F]

am and pm: Ship maintenance.


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8 August 1923

At Amoy (Xiamen).

Lat 24.47, Long 118.08

[Wind variable SW force 1-2; overcast; air temperature average 86°F]

am and pm: Ship maintenance.

6.00am: Standby platoon returned gear.

6.30am: Seamen’s platoon re-embarked.

9.15am: Marine detachment re-embarked.


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9 August 1923

At Amoy (Xiamen).

Lat 24.47, Long 118.08

[Wind variable SE force 1-2; cloudy; air temperature average 84°F]

am and pm: Ship maintenance.

9.00am: 2 Japanese destroyers arrived.

7.00pm: 2 Japanese destroyers sailed.

11.00pm: Searchlights burned at intervals during the night.


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10 August 1923

At Amoy (Xiamen).

Lat 24.47, Long 118.08

[Wind variable W force 1-2; cloudy; air temperature average 84°F]

6.00am: Hands airing bedding.

10.40am: Divisions; inspected bedding.

4.00pm: Read Warrant No.9; landed marine detachment.


[Note: The log is signed by the Captain, G Hopwood.]


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11 August 1923

At Amoy (Xiamen).

Lat 24.47, Long 118.08

[Wind W backing SW force 1-2; cloudy; air temperature average 85°F]

4.00pm: Read Warrants Nos.10 & 11.


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12 August 1923

At Amoy (Xiamen).

Lat 24.47, Long 118.08

[Wind SW backing S force 1-2; cloud and rain; air temperature average 85°F]

10.00am: Captain’s rounds and divine service.

4.00pm: Landed libertymen and small patrol.


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13 August 1923

At Amoy (Xiamen).

Lat 24.47, Long 118.08

[Wind S backing SE force 1-2; cloud and rain; air temperature average 85°F]

6.57am: United States SS “Warren” rammed ship whilst she (“Warren”) was entering harbour from Westward abreast No 123 station. Ship’s head bore S12°W, Tide slack just commencing to flood. Visibility good. Wind SW force 1. Estimated speed of “Warren” bearing S60°E 6 knots (on impact). “Collision stations” and “Close watertight doors” carried out.

7.30am: Opened watertight doors. Ship not making water except in the small watertight compartment. Divers down examining damage.

11.30am: Finished diving.

Number on sick list: 11.


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14 August 1923

At Amoy (Xiamen).

Lat 24.47, Long 118.08

[Wind “light airs”; cloud and rain; air temperature average 78°F]

9.00am: Gun crews, magazine and shell parties to drill; remainder cleaning ship.

5.00pm: Read Warrant No.12.

7.00pm: Seamen guard for concession relieved marines.


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15 August 1923

At Amoy (Xiamen).

Lat 24.47, Long 118.08

[Wind SE “light airs”; broken cloud; air temperature average 82°F]

am and pm: Ship maintenance.

Number on sick list: 17.


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16 August 1923

At Amoy (Xiamen).

Lat 24.47, Long 118.08

[Wind variable E force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 83°F]

am and pm: Ship maintenance.


[Note: The log is signed by the Captain, G Hopwood.]


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17 August 1923

At Amoy (Xiamen).

Lat 24.47, Long 118.08

[Wind NE force 1-4; broken cloud; air temperature average 84°F]

am and pm: Ship maintenance.

11.00am: Furled awnings.

1.45pm: Hands preparing for sea; hoisted boats.

4.00pm: Shackled 5.5” wire to starboard anchor.

6.00pm: Took off mooring swivel.


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18 August 1923

At Amoy (Xiamen).

Lat 24.47, Long 118.08

[Wind variable E force 2-3; broken cloud; air temperature average 84°F]

am and pm: Ship maintenance.

6.00am: Hands scrubbing upper deck with sand.

11.00am: Spread awnings.

5.00pm: Seamen platoon returned aboard from Concession.


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19 August 1923

At Amoy (Xiamen).

Lat 24.47, Long 118.08

[Wind variable NE force 1-4; broken cloud; air temperature average 85°F]

10.00am: Captain’s rounds and divine service.

2.40pm: HMS “Durban” arrived and secured in outer harbour.

4.00pm: Hands getting out stores for “Foxglove”. 5 ratings re-joined ship from hospital. 2 cell prisoners for passage to Hong Kong.

6.00pm: Discharged 3 ratings to “Foxglove”.


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20 August 1923

At Amoy (Xiamen) and en route to Hong Kong.

Lat 24.47, Long 118.08

[Wind NNE veering ENE force 1-4; sea slight; broken cloud; air temperature average 82°F, sea 82°F]

7.00am: Hands getting in stores for “Durban’s” cutter.

11.00am: Discharged Rev R Churchill to “Durban”.

11.15am: Read Warrant No.13. Discharged 1 rating to “Foxglove”.

1.45pm: Weighed and proceeded through inner harbour. Course 132°.

2.30pm: Tsing Sen Light abeam 3 miles.

3.55pm: Chapel Island abeam 1.9 miles; altered course to 209°.

4.00pm: Quarters; exercised “out collision mat”; replaced gear.

8.30pm: Altered course to 231°.

9.15pm: Sighted Lammock Island bearing 280°.

10.18pm: Lammock Island abeam; altered course to 249°.


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21 August 1923

At sea and at Hong Kong.

Lat 22.25, Long 114.50

[Wind NE and ENE force 3-5; sea moderate; overcast with rain; air temperature average 76°F, sea 80°F]

1.00am: [entered as 1300] Sighted Breaker Point Light bearing 283°.

2.24am: [entered as 1424] Breaker Point Light abeam 12 miles; altered course to 255°.

5.10am: Sighted Chilang Light bearing 273°.

5.45pm: Sighted land on starboard beam.

8.45am: Sighted Pedro Blanca bearing 210°.

9.11am: Pedro Blanca abeam 5.5 miles. Hands getting up ammunition cases; altered course to 255.5°.

9.19am: Single Island [Qing Zhou] abeam 7.6 miles.

11.45am: Altered course to 256.5°.

12.16pm: Altered course to 263.5°; preparing to enter harbour.

1.45pm: Secured to No.7 buoy; 2 bridles.

4.00pm: Read Warrant No.14; discharged 2 ratings to “Tamar”. 2 ratings joined ship from hospital.

7.00pm: Furled awnings, hoisted boats; took typhoon precautions.

Distance run 286.5 miles.


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22 August 1923

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind E force 6-3; overcast with squalls; air temperature average 80°F]

7.00am: Spread QD awnings.

1.00pm: Hands getting up ammunition.

4.00pm: Discharged 2 ratings to hospital.

6.00pm: Discharged 1 marine to “Tamar”.

Number on sick list: 12.


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23 August 1923

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind E backing NNE force 3-0; broken cloud; air temperature average 83°F]

7.00am: Diving party sent to [submarine] “L9”

8.00am: Hands getting up ammunition and training.

11.30am: Diving party returned.

1.00pm: Hands disembarking ammunition. Diving party sent to “L9”.

4.00pm: Diving party returned; read Warrant No.15.


[Note: The log is signed by the Captain, G Hopwood.]


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24 August 1923

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind “light airs”; broken cloud; air temperature average 85°F]

8.00am: Working party sent to [river gunboat] “Moth”; diving party employed on “L9”; ammunition party working ashore.

10.10am: Disembarking torpedoes into lighter.

11.30am: Parties returned.

1.00pm: “Moth’s” working party and Kowloon party carrying on; landed ammunition party.

3.00pm: Provision lighter alongside; torpedo lighter shoved off.

5.00pm: Discharged 3 ratings to “Moth”.


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25 August 1923

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind “light airs”; broken cloud; air temperature average 83°F]

7.00am: Hands preparing for going alongside and cleaning ship. “Moth’s” working party left ship.

7.30am: Slipped from buoy and moored alongside north wall.

8.00am: Diving party rigging diving boat; [sloop] “Bluebell” at No.13 buoy.

1.00pm: Hands make and mend; 1 rating re-joined ship from RNH.


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26 August 1923

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind variable “light airs”; cloud and rain; air temperature average 81°F]

7.00am: “Moth’s” crew landed.

8.00am: Landed usual church parties.

9.40am: Divine service.

10.25am: Divisions and rounds.

Number on sick list: 13.


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27 August 1923

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind mainly NNW force 2-3; cloud and rain showers; air temperature average 81°F]

7.00am: “Moth’s” crew landed. Diving party rigging boats.

8.30am: Hands returning ammunition and torpedoes.

11.00am: Furled awnings; got in diving gear.

1.00pm: Put in extra 5.5” wire aft.

1.30pm: Hands preparing for leaving wall.

3.00pm: Slipped and secured to No.7 buoy.

6.00pm: Furled in awnings, aft booms and turned in boats; set anchor watch.


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28 August 1923

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind variable NW force 4-2; cloud and rain showers and squalls; air temperature average 81°F]

6.00am: Spread awnings.

9.00am: “Moth’s” crew sent to “Moth”. Slipped from buoy and placed by tugs along north wall.

10.00am: Training and working ammunition.

6.00pm: “Moth” commissioned.


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29 August 1923

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind WSW force 6-3; cloud and rain showers and squalls; air temperature average 81°F]

am and pm: Ship maintenance and instruction.

4.00pm: HMS “Bluebell” sailed.


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30 August 1923

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind WSW backing SW force 3-1; cloud and rain showers and squalls; air temperature average 81°F]

8.00am: Ammunition party getting out ammunition, curling up 5.5” chain. Torpedo party getting out torpedoes.

1.00pm: Torpedo party and training class returning torpedoes to Kowloon.

3.30pm: Lost overboard; 1 torpedo strop.


[Note: The log is signed by the Captain, G Hopwood.]


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31 August 1923

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind mainly WSW force 1-2; cloud and rain; air temperature average 81°F]

8.00am: Ammunition party, gunnery and torpedo classes carrying on.

11.00am: Hoisted motor boat.

Number on sick list: 10.



LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1923


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1 September 1923

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind mainly SW force 1; broken cloud and rain showers; air temperature average 82°F]

8.00am: HMS “Moth” left base. Ammunition party employed.

1.00pm: Paid monthly settlement.


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2 September 1923

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind mainly SW force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 84°F]

8.00am: Landed usual church parties.

9.40am: Divine service.

10.25am: Divisions and rounds.


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3 September 1923

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind SW force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 84°F]

am: Ammunition party, ship cleaning and training.

9.00am: Discharged 1 rating to hospital.

11.00am: HMS “Ambrose” entered harbour and secured to No.7 buoy.

2.00pm: “Moth” at No.6 buoy.


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4 September 1923

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind SW force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 84°F]

8.00am: HMS “Moth” sailed.

9.00am: Cautioned Captain KAB Purkle RM for neglect of duty in not personally carrying out the regulations with regard to the transmission of a confidential document. [Entry is signed by Captain Purkle]

11.00am: Getting out small arms ammunition.

pm: Store parties and ship refitting.


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5 September 1923

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind SW force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 85°F]

8.00am: Ammunition party, gunnery and torpedo classes carrying on. Refitting carrying on.

2.00pm: Shifted by tugs to Western arm of Dockyard.


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6 September 1923

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind SW “light airs”; broken cloud; air temperature average 86°F]

8.00am: Ammunition party, gunnery and torpedo classes carrying on. Refitting carrying on.

11.00am: 3 ratings joined ship.


[Note: The log is signed by the Captain, G Hopwood.]


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7 September 1923

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind NW “light airs”; broken cloud; air temperature average 86°F]

8.00am: Ammunition party, gunnery and torpedo classes carrying on. Refitting carrying on.

8.30am: Sent working party to “Ambrose” to embark medical stores.

10.00am: Discharged 1 rating to hospital.


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8 September 1923

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind SE “light airs”; cloudy; air temperature average 82°F]

8.00am: Ammunition party, gunnery and torpedo classes carrying on. Refitting carrying on.

8.30am: Working party at “Ambrose”.


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9 September 1923

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind “light airs”; broken cloud; air temperature average 83°F]

8.00am: Landed usual church parties.

9.40am: Divine service.

10.25am: Divisions and rounds.

2.05pm: HMS “Ambrose” sailed for Yokohama.

Number on sick list: 14.


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10 September 1923

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind N “light airs”; light broken cloud; air temperature average 83°F]

8.00am: Gunnery and torpedo classes and rifle drill. Hands refitting.

1.00pm: Hands standing by whilst ship is shifted; head to E.

5.00pm: USS [gunboat] “Helena” entered and secured to No. 13 buoy.


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11 September 1923

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind variable N “light airs”; light broken cloud; air temperature average 83°F]

8.00am: Hands cleaning ship and preparing to disembark ammunition. Getting out ammunition and refitting.

10.00am: Discharged 1 rating to hospital.

1.00pm: Hands shifting ship 30 feet ahead.


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12 September 1923

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind variable NW “light airs”; mainly cloudless; air temperature average 84°F]

7.00am: USS “Helena” sailed.

8.00am: Gunnery and torpedo classes and rifle drill. Hands refitting and ammunitioning.


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13 September 1923

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind variable “light airs”; light broken cloud; air temperature average 83°F]

8.00am: Gunnery and torpedo classes and rifle drill. Also refitting and ammunitioning.

1.00pm: Typhoon signal No.1 hoisted.*

4.00pm: Ship shifted by tugs to No.7 buoy.

8.00pm: Hoisted boats.

8.30pm: Typhoon signal No.5 hoisted.

Number on sick list: 5.


*[Note: This was a warning system introduced into Hong Kong in 1917, with a range from No.1 to No.7, depending on the typhoon threat. For details see Wikipedia: Hong Kong tropical cyclone warning signals.]


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14 September 1923

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind variable WNW “light airs”; broken cloud; air temperature average 83°F]

8.00am: Typhoon signal No.1 hoisted. 8.00am: Gunnery and torpedo classes and rifle drill. Hands refitting and ammunitioning.

5.00pm: Read Articles of War and Quarterly Courts Martial Returns.*


*[Note: See log above March 23rd 1923.]

[Note: The log is signed by the Captain, G Hopwood.]


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15 September 1923

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind variable SE “light airs”; broken cloud; air temperature average 85°F]

7.00am: Slipped from buoy; towed by tugs alongside north wall.

9.00am: Discharged 1 rating to hospital.

11.25am: [River gunboat] HMS “Cicala” entered harbour and secured to buoy; Oiler secured alongside.

6.00pm: Oiler shoved off.


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16 September 1923

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind variable SE “light airs”; broken cloud; air temperature average 84°F]

7.30am: USS “Asheville” entered harbour.

8.00am: Landed usual church parties.

9.40am: Divine service in “Tamar”.

10.25am: Divisions and rounds.


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17 September 1923

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind variable “light airs”; broken cloud; air temperature average 84°F]

8.00am: Hands getting up ammunition and de-ammunitioning ship.

1.00pm: 1 marine rating joined ship from RNH.


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18 September 1923

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind variable “light airs”; broken cloud; air temperature average 82°F]

8.00am: Gunnery and torpedo classes and rifle drill. Hands refitting and ammunitioning.


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19 September 1923

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind variable “light airs”; broken cloud; air temperature average 82°F]

7.00am: Marine detachment landed for drill.

8.00am: Gunnery and torpedo classes and rifle drill. Hands refitting and ammunitioning.

9.00am: HMS “Moth” entered harbour.

1.00pm: USS “Asheveille” sailed.


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20 September 1923

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind variable E “light airs”; broken cloud; air temperature average 84°F]

8.00am: Gunnery and torpedo classes and rifle drill. Hands refitting and ammunitioning.


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21 September 1923

At Hong Kong.

Lat 22.29, Long 114.16

[Wind variable SSW “light airs”; broken cloud with showers; air temperature average 84°F]

8.00am: Training classes and refitting.

9.00am: 2 ratings joined from HMS “Moth”; 2 ratings discharged to HMS “Moth”.


[Note: The log is signed by the Captain, G Hopwood.]


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