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Pre-dreadnought Battleship, Majestic-class

Pendant Nos D.27 (1914), P.02 (9.15), P.10 (1.19). Launched 2.9.96 Portsmouth DY. 14,900 tons, 421(oa), 390(pp)x75x27ft. TE 12000ihp, 17.5kts. Armament: 4-12in, 12-6in, 18-12pdr, 5-18in tt. Armour: 9in sides, 4in deck, 14in guns. 7th or 9th BS, Channel Fleet at outbreak of war, later in war went abroad, most of class to Mediterranean, remained on foreign stations for some time, depot ship Malta 11.18. Sold 8.11.21 Slough T.C. BU in Germany. (British Warships 1914-1919)

With Home Fleet until the outbreak of war. Brought to full commission in 7th Battle Squadron in the Channel. From 1915 to 1918 she was on the North America and West Indies Station, carrying out Atlantic patrols. In 1918 she went to the Mediterranean, passing through the Dardanelles after the Armistice to support operations in the Black Sea against the Bolsheviks. (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.

Editor’s notes:

Positions (Latitude and Longitude) are given for noon each day, correcting or estimating the position when appropriate. These positions are shown to two decimal places, even when approximate, to indicate when Caesar has moved short distances, particularly when engaged in gunnery practice. If exact times are not indicated in the log they have, when appropriate, been estimated from the position of the entries (which show times on the left hand side of the log page). A note is made of numbers on the sick list where this is 5 or more. This and other information from the log is included in square brackets [not in italics] if it is not to be found under “Remarks” on the right hand side of the page. Additional information about geographical locations, terminology and about merchant and foreign naval ships encountered has been provided where identification is reasonably certain, by means of embedded links within the text.

There is more information about the ship here and here.

THE VOYAGES OF HMS CAESAR 1914-1919
(More detailed plots follow in the text)

JP map overview

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

THE VOYAGES OF HMS CAESAR 1914-1916

JP map Caesar 1914-1916

LOG BOOK – MAY 24TH 1914 TO MARCH 4TH 1915


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[Left hand side of hard cover of Log book; handwritten note indicates “WK August 1914 - Jan 1915 (inclusive)”]

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[Right hand side of hard cover of Log book, indicating “Commencing 24 - 5 - 14, Ending 4th March 1915]

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LOG of HMS “Caesar”

Commanded by Captain Edward WE Wemyss [Edward William Elphinstone Wemyss]

FOR THE PERIOD

Commencing Monday 25th May

Ending Thursday 4th of March

Tonnage (Displacement) 14,900

[no other details of ship filled in]

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[Page of “Directions” indicating how the log is to be filled in, with Figures to indicate the Force of the Wind and Letters to denote the State of the Weather]

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[Page for details of Ship’s Company, Barometer and Thermometers, Armament, Boats and Miscellaneous Information - not filled in or signed. The only entry is:

Deviation of Standard Compass

Date obtained: 15 July

Position: Plymouth Sound]



THE VOYAGES OF HMS CAESAR
Operations in UK waters

JP map Caesar UK

LOGS FOR MAY 1914


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25 May 1914

[shown as 24 May in log, but day of week confirms 25th]

At Trott Moorings Devonport [information about trot moorings here, details of Royal Naval Dockyard, Devonport here]

Lat 50.37, Long -4.19 [estimated]

4.10am: Lit fire in picquet boat.

6.45am: Liberty men returned on board.

7.45am: Artisan ratings to their ships.

8.30am: Hands employed refitting boats falls and as required.

1.15pm: Hands employed as in forenoon.

1.30pm: Landed Dockyard party.

3.10pm: Dockyard party returned on board.

3.30pm: Tenders working party returned.

4.30pm: Landed liberty men.

5.0pm: Evening quarters. Exercised fire stations. Worked (A) pump. Closed WT [Watertight] Doors. Watch to physical drill.

11.45pm: Drew fires in picquet boat.

[Fresh Beef Received: 195 lbs, Vegetables Received 800 lbs, Bread Received: 360 lbs]

[Weather overcast, barometric pressure relatively high, noon temperature 51F, sea temperature 59F]


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26 May 1914

[shown as 25th May, in error]

At Trott Moorings Devonport

Lat 50.37, Long -4.19

0.45am: Hailed guard boat.

4.10am: Lit fire in picquet boat.

7.0am: Liberty men returned.

7.45am: Artisan Ratings to their ships.

8.30am: Tenders working parties to their ship.

9.0am: Hands employed refitting boats falls and as required.

10.45am: (1) Rating joined ship from [HMS] “Hannibal”.

1.10pm: Hands employed as required.

1.45pm: (1) rating joined ship from Depôt.

3.30pm: Tenders ships companys returned onboard.

5.0pm: Evening quarters. Exercised fire Stations, (B) pump. Closed WT Doors, watch to physical Drill.

11.45pm: Drew fires in picquet boat.

[Fresh Beef Received: 285 lbs]


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27 May 1914

[shown as 26 May, in error]

At Trott Moorings Devonport

Lat 50.37, Long -4.19

0.10am: Hailed guard boat.

0.45am: Hailed guard boat.

7.45am: Landed Leak stopping party and Dental.

8.45am: Barrack working party came on board to remove nets.

9.30am: Hands employed ammunitioning ship.

10.30am: Rear Admiral came on board.

11.45am: Discharged one rating to Depot.

1.30pm: Discharged one rating to Hospital.

3.15pm: Barrack working party left Ship. 1 rating joined ship from Depot.

5.0pm: Evening quarters. Exercised fire stations, “C” pump. Closed WT Doors.

9.0pm: Exercised fire Stations in [HMS] “Magnificent”. Correct.

[Bread Received: 360 lbs]


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28 May 1914

[shown as 27th, in error]

At Trott Moorings Devonport

Lat 50.37, Long -4.19

7.30am: Tender working party came onboard.

7.55am: Artisan ratings to their ships.

8.15am: Barrack working party came on board.

8.30am: Hands employed fitting out pinnace.

11.30am: Working parties returned on board.

1.0pm: Tenders Working parties to their ship.

1.15pm: Hands employed as in forenoon.

3.45pm: Barrack working party returned to Depot.

5.0pm: Evening quarters. Exercised fire Station (A) pump. Closed WT Doors. Exercised physical Drill.

[Bread Received: 380 lbs]


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29 May 1914

At Trott Moorings Devonport

Lat 50.37, Long -4.19

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning up Decks.

7.0am: Liberty men returned on board.

7.50am: Artisan Ratings to their ships.

8.20am: Barrack working party came on board.

2.0pm: Barrack working parties to Depot. (1) Rating joined ship from [HMS] “INDUS”.

[Fresh Beef Received: 201 lbs, Vegetables Received: 900 lbs, Bread Received: 360 lbs]

[Mist and rain during day. Noon temperature 57F, sea temperature 56F]


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30 May 1914

At Trott Moorings Devonport

Lat 50.37, Long -4.19

2.40am: Hailed guard boat.

3.10am: Hailed guard boat.

4.10am: Lit fire in picquet Boat.

5.45am: Hands employed scrubbing Decks.

8.45am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

11.30am: Closed WT Doors.

0.30pm: Landed liberty men.

5.0pm: Evening quarters.

9.0pm: Exercised fire Stations and Rounds in Magnificent.

11.45pm: Drew fire in picquet Boat.


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31 May 1914

At Trott Moorings Devonport

Lat 50.37, Long -4.19

6.15am: Hands employed cleaning up upper Deck.

7.0am: Clean Mess Deck and flats.

9.20am: Landed Church parties.

9.45am: Divisions, read prayers.

11.30am: Church partys [parties] returned on board.

1.0pm: Landed liberty men.

5.0pm: Evening quarters. Closed WT Doors.

[page signed by Captain]


LOGS FOR JUNE 1914


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1 June 1914

At Trott Moorings Devonport

Lat 50.37, Long -4.19

6.0am: Hands employed scrubbing decks.

7.0am: Liberty men returned.

7.55am: Artisans to their ships.

8.30am: Tenders to their ships.

9.0am: Hands employed as required.

11.30am: Tenders returned.

0.45pm: Landed liberty men.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

9.15pm: CO [Commanding Officer] visited [HMS] “Illustrious”. Exercised fire Stations (Correct).

[Fresh Beef Received: 201 lbs, Vegetables Received: 800 lbs]

[Northerly wind force 3 in am, quieter in pm, noon temperature 61F, sea temperature 55F]


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2 June 1914

At Trot Moorings Devonport

Lat 50.37, Long -4.19

6.0am: Tenders ships companies to their ships. Caesar’s hands clear up upper deck.

6.55am: Liberty men and tenders ships companies returned on board.

7.45am: Hands employed scrubbing mess deck and as required.

7.50am: (1) rating discharged to [HMS] “Marlborough”.

8.15am: Depôt working party came on board.

9.45am: Ships’ companies mustered by the ledger.

9.55am: Rear Admiral “Carnarvon” came on board for inspection of group.

1.10pm: Tenders ships companies to their ships. Caesar’s hands employed as required.

1.30pm: (1) rating joined ship from Depôt.

2.30pm: (1) rating joined ship from hospital.

3.30pm: Barrack working party returned to Depôt. Tenders returned on board.

4.30pm: Landed liberty men.

4.45pm: Hands employed scrubbing upper deck, closed WT [watertight] doors.

[Fresh Beef Received: 190 lbs, Bread Received: 340 lbs]


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3 June 1914

At Trot Moorings Devonport

Lat 50.37, Long -4.19

1.0am and 1.25am: Hailed guard boat.

4.0am: Lit fires in picquet boat.

6.0am: Hands employed scrubbing upper deck.

7.0am: Liberty men returned on board.

8.15am: Depôt working party came on board.

8.20am: Tenders ships companies to their ships.

9.0am: Hands employed fitting boats’ gear and cleaning out boats.

9.10am: Dental party landed.

10.0am: (1) rating discharged to Depôt.

10.35am: Vice Admiral ([HMS] Lord Nelson) and Rear Admiral ([HMS] Carnarvon) came on board to inspect ship. 11.10am: Vice Admiral and Rear Admiral left ship.

11.30am: Dental party returned on board.

1.10pm: Hands employed as required.

1.30pm: (1) ERA [Engine Room Artificer] discharged to [HMS] “Jupiter”.

2.0pm: (1) ERA joined ship from “Jupiter”.

3.20pm: Barrack working party returned to Depôt.

3.30pm: Tenders returned on board.

4.45pm: Discharged (2) ratings to Depôt.

5.0pm: Evening Quarters, worked (A) pump, closed WT doors, hands to physical drill.

9.55pm: Hailed guard boat.

11.45pm: Drew fires in picquet boat.

[Fresh Beef Received: 203 lbs, Vegetables Received 800 lbs, Bread Received: 320 lbs]


[Editor’s note - many days in port contain the same types of entries, relating to hailing guard boat; lighting and drawing fires in picquet boat; cleaning ship; artisan ratings, dockyard and tenders working parties coming and going; liberty men landing and returning; exercising fire stations; closing watertight doors; doing physical drill and so on. There are also beef, vegetables and bread coming on board on most days. From here on only the more unusual entries from the log are recorded, though at least once a month a full account of a typical day will be presented]


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4 June 1914

At Trot Moorings Devonport

Lat 50.37, Long -4.19

7.55am: Artisan ratings to their ships. Marines landed for drill.

8.45am: Dockyard and Dental party landed.

9.15am: Hands worked main derrick.

9.40am: Hands employed fitting boats’ gear.

11.0am: Dockyard party returned on board.

11.45am: Tenders and Dental party returned on board.

0.45pm: Paid weekly money.

4.15pm: Read No’s 61, 64, 65 Warrants.

4.30pm: Landed Liberty men.

9.15pm: Exercised fire Quarters in [HMS] “Magnificent”.


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5 June 1914

At Trot Moorings Devonport

Lat 50.37, Long -4.19

1.10pm: Hands employed unloading stores and as required.

4.30pm: Landed liberty men, (2) rating joined ship from Depôt.

[Fresh Beef Received: 235 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1000 lbs, Bread Received: 360 lbs]


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6 June 1914

At Trot Moorings Devonport

Lat 50.37, Long -4.19

5.45am: Hands employed scrubbing upper deck with sand.

8.55am: Read warrants No’s 62 and 63.

9.20am: Discharged (2) prisoners to Depôt for Detention Quarters.

0.30pm: Landed liberty men. Hands make and mend clothes.

1.30pm: (2) ratings discharged to Depôt.

2.0pm: (3) ratings joined ship from Depôt.


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7 June 1914

At Trot Moorings Devonport

Lat 50.37, Long -4.19

8.30am: Landed RC’s [Roman Catholics].

9.30am: Landed chapel parties.

9.45am: Divisions and Prayers.

11.45am: RC’s and chapel parties returned.


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8 June 1914

At Trot Moorings Devonport

Lat 50.37, Long -4.19

8.10am: Landed [HMS] Illustrious dockyard party

11.30am: No 80 Coal lighter secured alongside PG [HMS Prince George].

1.15pm: Hands employed reeving boats falls.

1.30pm: Discharged 1 Marine Rating to RN Barracks.

1.40pm: 1 Rating joined ship.


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9 June 1914

At Trot Moorings Devonport

Lat 50.37, Long -4.19

0.40am: Hailed Guard Boat, OOG [Officer of Guard] came on Board.

6.0am: Hands Employed coaling ([HMS] “Prince George”).

7.30am: 9 Boy Artificer Ratings and one [blank].

8.30am: Hands resume Coaling.

0.45pm: Hand[s] employed Coaling PG.

1.0pm: 3 Ratings left ship for RN Hospital.

4.20pm: Boy Artificer Ratings returned to Indus and Prince George, completed with coal (500 tons).


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10 June 1914

At Trot Moorings Devonport

Lat 50.37, Long -4.19

8.0am: Landed [HMS] Magnificent Dockyard Party drawing Targets.

9.15am: Hands working Main Derrick.

am: Sent Picket Boat to Dockyard for Repairs.

1.15pm: Hands fitting Boats falls.

3.10pm: Picket Boat returned from Dockyard.

[Rain on and off during day, noon temperature 57F, sea temperature 56F]


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11 June 1914

At Trot Moorings Devonport

Lat 50.37, Long -4.19

9.15am: Hands fitting Boats Gear and as requisite for mooring ship.

am: Discharged 1 Rating for [HMS] “New Zealand”.

0.40pm: Paid Weekly Money.

1.50pm: Proceeded to No 12 buoy

2.30pm: Secured to No 12 Buoy.

9.15pm: Exercised Fire Stations on “Prince George”.


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12 June 1914

At No 12 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.37, Long -4.19

7.40am: 10 Boy Artificers and 1 Instructor from [HMS] Indus.

8.30am: Tenders ships Companys to their ships, Remainder of Hands refitting.

9.30am: Major RMLI [Royal Marines Light Infantry] inspected RM Detachment.

11.30am: Boy Artificers returned to Indus.

1.20pm: Hands rigging lower Booms and as required, 10 Boy artificers returned.

2.55pm: 4 Ratings joined ship from [HMS] Defiance and 1 from “Indus”.

4.40pm: 7 Ratings joined ship from Depôt.

9.15pm: Exercised Fire Stations in “Prince George”.


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13 June 1914

At No 12 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.37, Long -4.19

5.45am: Usual Saturday Routine Clean ship.

9.30am: Hands Clean Mess Deck.

0.30pm: Landed liberty Men.


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14 June 1914

At No 12 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.37, Long -4.19

8.20am: Landed RC’s (4).

9.30am: Landed Chapel Party (2).

9.45am: Divisions, Read Prayers.

10.35am: Roman Catholic’s returned.

Noon: Chapel Party returned.

1.15pm: Landed liberty Men.


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15 June 1914

At No 12 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.37, Long -4.19

6.0am: Usual Routine Hands Employed as Required.

7.40am: 1 Instructor, 10 Boy Artisans [this should presumably be “Artificers”] from Indus.

8.0am: Dental Party sent in.

9.0am: Hands Employed fitting and putting on boats life lines, and as required.

11.45am: Dental and Dockyard party returned onboard.

1.55pm: OOG [Officer of Guard] proceeded to Cattewater to board French Yacht.

3.15pm: OOG Returned onboard.

4.30pm: Landed liberty men, Boy Artificers returned to Indus.

5.0pm: Hands employed working main derrick, Out Pinnace and in Picquot [Picquet] Boat.

11.50pm: Picquot [sic] drew fires and moored up.


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16 June 1914

At No 12 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.37, Long -4.19

7.50am: 12 Ratings left ship for [HMS] “Marlborough”.

9.10am: Hands employed painting boats and as required.

0.30pm: Discharged 1 Rating to Hospital.

4.50pm: Prince Georges ships Company discharged from Caesar to their ship.

5.0pm: Read Warrant No 67. Evening Quarters. Exercised fire Stations, worked “C” pump. Closed WT [watertight] doors. Short lecture by Fleet Surgeon.


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17 June 1914

At No 12 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.37, Long -4.19

8.30am: Tenders working parties to there [their] ships. Hands employed Preparing for Provisioning Ship and Painting Boats.

10.0am: Hands Provision Ship.

11.0am: Provision Lighter left ship.

1.0pm: Discharged 1 Marine Private to Stonehouse Barracks.

1.20pm: Hands employed striking down provisions. 10 Boy Artificers came on Board from Indus.

2.25pm. 1 Leading Signalman joined ship from Depot.

2.55pm: 1 Private Royal Marines joined ship from Royal Marine Barracks.

4.30pm and 6.45pm: Landed Liberty Men.

11.5pm: Boarded by OO Gaurd [Guard].


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18 June 1914

At No 12 Buoy, Devonport

Lat 50.37, Long -4.19

9.0am: Landed Royal Marine Detachment, Hands employed painting out boats, 4 hands to Prince George, remainder as required.

11.15am: Working Parties from Prince George returned.

11.30am: Tenders returned, 10 Boy Artificers and 1 Instructor left ship for Indus.

0.30pm: Royal Marines returned on board.

0.35pm: Paided [sic] Weekly Money.

1.0pm: 1 Ratings discharged to RN Hospital.

8.0pm: Sling Clean Hammocks.

[Fresh Beef Received: 207 lbs, Vegetables Received: 700 lbs, Bread Received: 250 lbs]


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19 June 1914

At No 12 Buoy, Devonport

Lat 50.37, Long -4.19

7.55am: Landed men detailed to carry out King’s birthday celebrations.

9.0am: Hands employed working main derrick.

9.30am: Hands employed painting out boats and as required.

11.15am: Worked turrets by hand. Dental party returned on board.

1.15pm: Men returned who landed for practice re King’s birthday.

1.30pm: (1) rating discharged to Depôt.

4.20pm: Read Warrant No 58.

4.30pm: (6) ratings joined ship from Depôt, (1) rating discharged to Depôt.

5.15pm: Hands employed getting in Starboard ladder and putting back sheet compressor.

8.0pm: Sling clean Hammocks.

9.15pm: Exercised fire stations in [HMS] “Illustrious”.


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20 June 1914

At No 12 Buoy, Devonport

Lat 50.37, Long -4.19

5.45am: Hands employed scrubbing flats.

6.45am: Hands employed clearing up upper deck.

7.40am: Hands employed working main derrick (out Picquet Boat).

9.10am: (4) PO’s [Petty Officers] and (30) men to Dockyard.

9.15am: Slipped No 12 Buoy for Tidal Basin.

10.45am: Made fast in Tidal Basin.

11.30am: Closed WT doors.

0.30pm: Landed liberty men. Hands make and mend clothes.


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21 June 1914

Tidal Basin, Devonport

Lat 50.37, Long -4.19

7.50am: Roman Catholic’s landed.

8.0am: Hands to breakfast and clean.

9.45am: Landed Wesleyans. Church party proceeded on board [HMS] “Carnarvon” for Divine Service.

10.45am: RC’s returned on board.

11.15am: Church party returned on board.

0.10pm: Wesleyan church party returned.

1.0pm: (1) rating discharged to Depôt.

1.15pm: Landed liberty men.


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22 June 1914

Tidal Basin, Devonport

Lat 50.37, Long -4.19

8.0am: Dressed ship, Mast head Flags.

9.0am: Landed Ceremonial Party Seaman [uncertain whether singular is correct here].

9.30am: Royal Marines Landed.

10.0am: Divisions.

0.45pm: Landed Liberty Men.

1.15pm: 1 Rating discharged to Depot, Ceremonial Party Seaman returned on Board.

1.25pm: Ceremonial Party Marines returned on Board. Landed Liberty men.

4.30pm: Landed Liberty Men.

5.0pm: Evening Quarters, closed WT Doors. Exercised Fire Stations.

[Weather fine in am, overcast and showery in pm, noon temperature 57F]


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23 June 1914

Tidal Basin, Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

6.15am: Breakfast and clean.

7.0am: Landed Dockyard Party ready for Docking ship.

7.35am: Ship Docked No 10 Dock [shown on map here].

8.30am: Hands stand easy.

8.40am: (48) Ratings from Depot to scrubb [sic] ship’s Bottom.

9.0am: Hands employed scrubbing ship’s Bottom assisted by Working Parties from Depot.

9.20am: Cooks of Barrack working party came on board with dinners.

11.40am: Hands came inboard from Docks bottom.

11.45am: Piped Dinner.

1.0pm: Hands employed scrubbing ship’s botton [bottom] assisted by Depot party.

1.10pm: [HMS] Magnificents ships Coming [Company?] to there [their] ship. (1) Rating joined from Hospital.

3.20pm: Depot working Party returned to Depot. (1) Rating Discharged to Depot.

5.30pm: Evening Quarters, Exercised Fire Stations DY [Dock Yard] Appliances.


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24 June 1914

At Number 10 Dock, Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship and sweeping up Bottom of Dock.

7.45am: Tenders ships companies to their ships. Hands employed drawing Torpedo Stores, returning net defence gear and as required.

9.45am: (1) PO (T) [Telegraphy] and (2) Telegraphists from [HMS] “Defiance” came on board to refit aerial gear.

1.15pm: Hands employed same as in forenoon, Visitowing [Stowing?] Torpedo Stores.

5.0pm: Landed Liberty Men.

[Fresh Beef Received: 200 lbs, Vegetables Received: 600 lbs, Bread Received: 280 lbs]


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25 June 1914

At Trott Moorings, Devonport [actually subsequent entries indicate ship is still in No 10 Dock]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

7.0am: Liberty men returned on board.

7.45am: Tenders ships companys to their ships.

8.30am: Hands employed returning surveyed stores.

11.55am: Tenders ships companys returned for payment.

0.45pm: Paid Weekly money.


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26 June 1914

At Trott Moorings, Devonport [actually in No 10 Dock]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

6.0am: [HMS] Magnificent ships company to their ship for eating.

7.45am: [HMS] Illustrious ships company to their ship. Hands employed cleaning ship and as required.

am: Hands Returning old Rope and as required.

3.0pm: (3) Ratings joined ship from Depot.

3.30pm: Discharged (1) Rating to Depot.

5.0pm: Landed liberty men.

5.15pm: Evening quarters. Read quarterly returns “court Martials” [courts martial].

6.30pm: Magnificents ships company returned on board.


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27 June 1914

At Trott Moorings, Devonport [actually in No 10 Dock]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

7.45am: Hands employed returning stores to Dockyard.

11.30am: Magnificents ships company returned on board.

1.10pm: Hands employed cleaning up ship in general.

2.0pm: Make and Mend clothes.

5.0pm: Evening quarters. Exercised fire quarters.


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28 June 1914

At Trott Moorings, Devonport [actually in No 10 Dock]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

7.55am: Landed RC’s.

9.25am: Landed Chapel parties.

9.45am: Divisions.

10.0am: Ships company to church on board “Carnarvon”.

10.20am: RC’s returned on board.

11.55am: Chapel parties returned on board.

1.0pm: Landed liberty men.


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29 June 1914

At No 10 Dock, Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

6.0am: Hand[s] employed clearing up decks and sweeping up bottom of Dock. 4 Ratings discharged to [HMS] “Exmouth” for GL [Gun Layers] II Test.

7.0am: Liberty men returned on board.

8.0am: Hands employed in Dockyard Returning and Drawing Stores.

9.0am: Discharged 1 Rating to [HMS] Diana.

9.30am: Party from [HMS] “Defiance” came on Board to fit Wireless.

1.15pm: Hands employed drawing stores and with Armourer running Guns out.

1.30pm: (2) Ratings joined ship from Defiance, 1 Rating Discharged to Depot.


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30 June 1914

At No 10 Dock, Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

6.0am: Hands employed clearing up Decks and Bottom of Dock.

7.45am: Tenders Ships Companies to their ships. Hands employed returning and drawing stores.

9.0am: Gun Layers returned to ship from Exmouth. (2) Telegraphists from [blank].

1.15pm: Hands employed fitting new main derrick guys and as requisite.

4.15pm: Tenders Ships Companies Returned.

[Fresh Beef Received: 145 lbs, Vegetables Received: 600 lbs, Bread Received: 260 lbs]

[Fine weather, noon temperature 72F]


LOGS FOR JULY 1914


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1 July 1914

At No 10 Dock, Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

6.0am: Magnificent and Illustrious ships company to Illustrious for Coaling.

7.45am: Artisans and Cooks to Tenders.

8.0am: Dental Party for Treatment.

9.0am: Hands employed refitting and as requisite. (2) Telegraphists Ratings from Defiance working about ships Wireless.

10.0am: (4) RFR [Royal Fleet Reserve] men from Defiance on board for instructions in Electrical gear.

11.35am: Dental Party returned on board.

1.10pm: Hands employed refitting gear and as required.

5.50pm: Coaling Party from Illustrious returned.

[Fresh Beef Received: 166 lbs, Vegetables Received: 300 lbs, Bread Received: 260 lbs]


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2 July 1914

At No 10 Dock, Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

5.30am: Lit fires in Picquet Boat.

6.0am: Hands employed clearing up Decks.

7.45am: Tenders to their ships. Hands employed in clearing up Ship.

8.45am: Hands employed about Main Derrick guys and as requisite.

11.30am: Tenders ships companies returned on board.

0.30pm: Paid Weekly Money.

1.15pm: Tenders ships Company to their ships.

3.40pm: Tenders ships Companys returned to Caesar.

4.0pm: Ship moved to Tidal Basin.

5.0pm: Tea. Liberty men to clean.

5.15pm: Landed Liberty men.

5.45pm: Evening Quarters. Exercised fire Stations. Closed WT [watertight] doors

[Rain at times, noon temperature 68F]


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3 July 1914

At Tidal Basin, Devonport

Lat 50.39, Long -4.19

6.30am: Clear lower Deck prepare to shift ship.

6.50am: Moved ship out of Tidal Basin.

7.50am: Secured ship alongside No 9 Jetty.

8.45am: Tenders ships Companies to their ships, Hands to Dockyard drawing Stores.

10.30am: Received (12) pounder Gun from [HMS] Powerful.

11.45am: Hands returned from Dockyard.

1.15pm: Hands employed refitting and as required, (4) Hands to Dockyard drawing Stores (Gunners).

5.0pm: Landed Liberty Men.

5.30pm: Evening Quarters. Exercised Fire Stations. Closed WT doors. Hands mustered on Fore Mess Deck for Lecture by Medical Officer.


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4 July 1914

At No 9 Jetty, Devonport

Lat 50.39, Long -4.19

4.0am: Lit fires in Picquet Boat.

5.45am: Hands scrub mess decks and Flats.

7.45am: Cleared up Upper and Boats Decks.

7.55am: Artisans and Engineer Training Parties to their ships.

9.30am: Clear lower deck, work main derricks got out launch.

10.0am: Hands employed clearing up deck, working about fore derrick and as required.

11.20am: Artisans and Engine turners returned on board.

11.30am: Clear up deck. Closed WT Doors.

0.30pm: Landed Liberty Men.

5.0pm: Evening Quarters.

11.50pm: Drew Fires in Picquet Boat.


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5 July 1914

At No 9 Jetty, Devonport

Lat 50.39, Long -4.19

8.15am: Landed Roman Catholics.

10.0am: Divisions and Prayers.

10.30am: RC’s Returned on board.

1.0pm: Landed Liberty men.


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6 July 1914

At No 9 Wharf, Devonport

Lat 50.39, Long -4.19

7.45am: (10) Boy Artificers came on board from Indus.

8.30am: Illustrious ships company joined their own ships. Hands employed preparing ship for coaling.

9.45am: Magnificent company joined their own ship for Mobilisation. (1) CPO [Chief Petty Officer] and (4) Signalmen from Depot to refit signal gear.

11.30am: Boy Artificers returned to Indus, Signal Ratings returned to Depot.

0.40pm: (1) Rating discharged to RN Depot.

0.30pm: (1) Instructor, (10) Boy Artificers from Indus for Instruction.

4.30pm: Landed Liberty Men.


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7 July 1914

At No 9 Jetty, Devonport

Lat 50.39, Long -4.19

3.55am: Lit fires in Picquet Boat.

6.0am: Hands to clean in Coaling Rig. Liberty Men Returned on board.

6.50am: Hands fall in to prepare for Coaling.

7.50am: (9) Boy Artificers and (1) Instructor came on board from Indus.

8.10am: Barrack Working Party arrived.

8.50am: Commenced Coaling.

Noon: Hands to Dinner.

0.30pm: Hands Carrying on Coaling.

1.30pm: (9) Boy Artificers came on board.

3.0pm: All Coal inboard.

5.0pm: Depot Working Party Returned to Depot.

7.0pm: Landed Liberty Men.

11.50pm: Drew fires in Picquet Boat.


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8 July 1914

At No 9 Wharf, Devonport

Lat 50.39, Long -4.19

6.0am: Hands employed replacing main derrick block and fore derrick and as required.

9.0am: Hands employed working main derrick.

9.30am: (4) Signal rating[s] came on board from Depôt.

0.20pm: Ship moved from No 9 Jetty.

0.45pm: Ship secured to No 10 Buoy.

1.0pm: Hands to Dinner.

2.15pm: Hands employed cleaning ship and as required.

4.30pm: Landed liberty men.

5.0pm: Evening Quarters, closed WT Doors. Hands got out port lower boom.


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9 July 1914

At No 10 Buoy, Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

6.0am: Scrubbed Quarter deck and aft deck deckcloths.

7.45am: Hands employed scrubbing mess deck.

9.0am: Hands employed cleaning upper deck, replacing gear, and as requisite.

9.30am: (4) Signal ratings came on board from Depôt.

11.15am: Tenders ships’ companies came on board for weekly payment.

11.30am: Paid weekly money.

11.55am: Tenders ships’ companies to their ships.

3.30pm: Signal ratings returned to Depôt.

4.30pm: Landed liberty men.

5.0pm: Evening Quarters.


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10 July 1914

At No 10 Buoy, Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

7.50am: (10) Boy artificers came on board.

8.10am: (1) rating discharged to [HMS] “Forth”.

8.15am: Hands employed provisioning ship.

11.0am: Boy artificers left ship, ammunition lighter came alongside.

1.15pm: Hands employed stowing provisions and clearing ammunition lighter.


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11 July 1914

At No 10 Buoy, Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

7.45am: Hands employed replacing net defence gear.

7.50am: (8) Boy artificers came on board.

8.15am: Depôt working party (58 hands) came on board to replace nets.

10.10am: Depôt working party left ship.

11.30am: Boy artificers left ship.

0.45pm: Landed liberty men. Hands make and mend clothes.

[Fine weather, noon temperature 70F, sea temperature 66F]


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12 July 1914

At No 10 Buoy, Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

9.15am: Landed chapel parties.

9.55am: Divisions and Prayers.

11.55am: Chapel parties returned on board.

1.0pm: Landed liberty men.


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13 July 1914

[Log page incorrectly dated as 12 July]

At No 10 Buoy, Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

6.0am: Hands cleared up Upper Deck, party drawing torpedos to breakfast and clean.

7.0am: All liberty men returned.

7.30am: Party drawing torpedos left ship.

7.45am: Hands employed cleaning mess deck.

9.20am: Ratings discharged to [HMSs] Hannibal (1), Magnificent (1), Illustrious (1). (1) CPO and (2) hands to dockyard to draw stationery. (2) Ratings rejoined ship from [HMS] “Challenger”.

11.20am: Lighter came alongside with torpedos.

11.30am: Hands employed getting in torpedos.

0.15pm: Hands drawing stationery returned on board.

0.45pm: [HMS] “Traveller” [a fleet tug] came alongside with draft from Depôt.

1.10pm: Hands employed hoisting in torpedos.

1.30pm: (1) Rating discharged to [HMS] “Isis”.

2.15pm: [HMS] “Fortitude” came alongside with draft from RMLI [Royal Marines Light Infantry] Headquarters.

2.50pm: Draft from [HMS] “Defiance” came alongside.

6.30pm: “Elf” came alongside with IR [possibly Infantry Reserve] ratings from RMLI Headquarters.

6.45pm: “Vivid” came alongside with IR stoker ratings from Depôt.

7.30pm: (1) Rating discharged to [HMS] “Jupiter”.

8.30pm: “Elf” came alongside with 12 IR’s (RMLI).

10.15pm: (19) IR stokers and (2) shipwrights arrived.

11.25pm: (1) Carpenters’ crew joined ship.


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14 July 1914

At No 10 Buoy, Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

0.45am: (28) IR came on board from Depot.

1.20am and 2.10am: Hailed Guard Boat.

3.30am: Provisioning Lighter came alongside.

4.0am: Lit fires in Picquet Boat.

6.0am: Hands employed Provisioning Ship.

8.20am: Finished Provisioning ship.

8.30am: Last Hoist Provisions.

9.10am: Hoisted in one Picquet Boat. Remainder of hands employed stowing Provisions and as required.

10.20am: Discharged one ERA [Engine Room Artificer] to [HMS] Prince George and 1 ERA to [HMS] Illustrious, 1 RMLI joined ship from PG [Prince George].

11.30am: 2 Ratings joined ship from Depot.

1.15pm: Hands clear up Decks.

1.20pm: Hands getting sea Boats ready for sea and Employed as Requisite.

2.20pm: (1) Rating joined ship from Depot RN.

2.45pm: (6) Stokers and (1) Chief Stoker to Dockyard Drawing Stores.

3.40pm: (6) RNR [Royal Naval Reserve] Ratings from RN Depot.

4.40pm: Spread Quarter Deck Awning.

4.50pm: Cleared up Decks for Evening Quarters.

5.0pm: Evening Quarters.

5.15pm: Piped Tea. Hands shift into Night Clothing.

7.0pm: Read Stations for Closing DT [probably WT] Doors. 7.10pm: Hands closed WT [watertight] doors.

7.20pm: Supper.

8.30pm: Clear up Decks case in awning.

9.0pm: Rounds.

10.0pm: Piped down.

10.30pm: Drew fires in Picquet Boat.


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15 July 1914

At No 10 Buoy, Devonport [actually moving to Cawsand Bay]

Lat 50.32, Long -4.17 [estimated from anchor bearings]

0.55am: Hailed Gauard [Guard] Boat. Draught of Water Forward 29’ 4”, Aft 28’ 9”.

4.0am: Lit fires in Picquet Boat.

6.0am: Hands employed scrubbing Upper Deck.

7.0am: Prepared Main Derrick.

7.15am: Clear Lower Deck, worked Main Derrick, in Launch.

7.35am: Replaced Main Derrick.

7.40am: Piped Breakfast. Hands to clean.

8.25am: Hands clear Mess Decks and Flats and as Requisite.

9.35am: Slipped No10 Buoy and left for Sound, proceeded with pilot.

10.15am: Ship secured to Buoy in Sound. Adjusted Compasses.

10.30am: Hands employed as Requisite.

11.30am: Sliped [slipped] Buoy for Cawsand Bay.

[Anchor Bearings: Penlee Point Jog [Fog] Signal Station N85W, Breakwater Light House N23E, Breakwater Beacon ENE]

Noon: Came to with Port anchor in 12.25 fathoms veered 6 shackles. Banked fires.

0.5pm: Brought Ship to Anchor in Cawsand Bay. Depth of water 12.25 Fathoms.

1.30pm: (12) RFRs [Royal Fleet Reserve] joined ship.

1.45pm: Hands employed scrubing [scrubbing] Deck clothes [cloths?] and as required.

3.30pm: RFR joined ship.

4.45pm: Embarked Rating from Depot and from RMLI Headquarters.

5.20pm: Evening Quarters.

6.0pm: Embarked Ratings from Depot and RMLI Headquarters.

9.0pm: Embarked Ratings from RMLI Headquarters.

9.45pm: Embarked Ratings from RN Depot.

[Rain at noon, otherwise fine. Noon temperature 64F, sea temperature 60F]


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16 July 1914

At Plymouth

Lat 50.32, Long -4.17

1.0am: RFR men joined ship from Depot.

2.30am: RFR men joined ship.

3.15am: (1) RFR joined ship.

5.55am: RNR men joined ship.

7.30am: Prepared Main Derrick ready for hoisting in Picquet Boat. Draught 29’ 4” Forward, Draught 28’ 9” Aft.

8.40am: Starboard Watch Furled Quarter Deck awning.

9.5am: Divisions and Prayers.

9.20am: (2) Marines joined ship and (1) Stoker RFR.

9.30am: Exercise Colision [Collision] Stations.

9.50am: Exercise Fire Stations.

10.25am: (1) ERA joined ship.

10.50am: (1) ERA joined.

1.20pm: (6) RNRs joined ship.

1.30pm: Exercised Stations for General Quarters.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters, Exercise Maning [Manning] ship Stations.

7.0pm: (1) RFR and (3) RNR joined ship from Depot. Port Watch for exercise worked Main Derrick for Picquet Boat.

9.45pm: Shortened in Cable.

10.0pm: Anchored Averiging [averaging] as required.

10.12pm: Slow ahead . Shaped course S18E.

10.20pm: Paved [?] 60 Revs. 10.30pm: 48 Revs.

11.50pm: Called away sea boats crew, manned Port boat.

10.50pm: Eddystone S71E, increased 77 revs.

11.35pm: Altered course to S70E. 11.38pm: Eddystone N70W, 10.5 miles.

[Bread Received: 1400 lbs]


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17 July 1914

At Spithead [though not until evening]

Lat 50.43, Long -1.92

1.2am: Start Point N35E, 47 miles. 1.3am: Altered course to S86E.

2.40am: Sea Boats Crew Exercised.

4.30am: Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

5.10am: Stopped and as requisite. Dropped overboard torpedo nets condemned in 33 fathoms.

5.35am: Proceeded, course N86E, 36 revs.

5.30am: Stern [?] Fort N47E, 18 miles.

6.30am: Deviation by sun 0.25 degrees E.

8.45am: Arrived Rendezvous Position Portland Bill 44 x 17.10. Stopped and as requisite through 7th Battle Squadron leaving Weymouth Roads.

9.12am: Proceeded as requisite for joining 7th Battle Squadron to Orokley [?] station on line.

9.30am: General Quarters exercised till 11.30.

10.6am: In Station proceeding as requisite for carrying out Tactical Exercises.

11.8am: Steering gear jammed, proceeded as requisite for Bearing line.

11.25am: Ditto cleared and rejoined line at 11.45. Till noon Divisions proceeding with Tactical exercises.

0.2pm: Discontinued exercises.

2.30pm: Passed Needles and joined single line Ahead in stations as requisite.

4.30pm: Raised steam in both picquet boats.

4.37pm: Arrived required position, dropped anchor.

4.55pm: Received permission to proceed clear of line.

5.0pm: Achored [anchored] of [off] C17 buoy and changed cables.

[Moved in C17 Length]

8.0pm: Arrived required berth and dropped Starboard anchor on 11 shackles.

8.10pm: Dropped Port anchor and Middled cables 8.28.

[Abeam Browndown Battery NNW, West Magnetic hut S89.9E, abeam Ryde Pier S9E]

9.45pm: (4) ratings left ship for [HMS] Illustrious.

10.0pm: Finished mooring ship and drew fires in first Picquet Boat.

11.0pm: Drew fires in second Picket Boat.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Westerly wind force 3-4 or 4 all day. Noon temperature 65F, sea temperature 60F]


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18 July 1914

At Spithead

Lat 50.75, Long -1.16 [estimated]

4.0am: Lit fires in first and second Picquet Boats and steam Pinnaces.

6.0am: Hands employed scrubbing upper deck.

6.30am: Creeping party left ship to creep for lost anchor.

9.0am: Lifebuoys tested and found correct.

1.0pm: Hand[s] make and mend clothes.

1.45pm: (3) Ratings left ship.

2.15pm: Diving party left ship.

3.20pm: Second part port Watch preparing to weigh anchor.

4.15pm: Evening Quarters.

5.18pm: Fired Royal Salute 21 guns.

8.50pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.

10.30pm: Drew fires in first Picquet Boat.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Caesar was taking part in the Spithead Naval Review mentioned here, diagram of the event here]


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19 July 1914

Spithead

Lat 50.75, Long -1.16

0.55am: Second Picquet Boat Drew fires, joint gave out in Steam pipe.

4.30am: Lit fires in first picquet Boat and Steam Pinnace.

7.15am: Lit fires in second Picquet Boat.

9.30am: Divisions.

4.0pm: Quarters.

6.15pm: Hands employed preparing for sea.

9.0pm: Rounds.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Bread Received: 2300 lbs]


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20 July 1914

From Spithead cruising to Tor-bay

Lat 50.58, Long -1.0

1.45am: First Picquet Boat banked fires.

Draught forward 29’ 0”, Draught aft 8’ [presumably 28’] 10”.

5.6am: First part Starboard Watch unmoor ship, weighed and catted [canted] port anchor 6.25.

7.10am: Weighed Starboard anchor and shifted berth.

7.38am: Anchored in new berth.

8.45am: Shorten in cable. 8.50am: Stations for leaving harbour.

9.50am: Took stations in fleet as requisite.

10.15am: Cheered ship on passing royal yacht.

11.0am: Disperse. Both watches.

11.45am: Left Igaran [?] proceed as requisite for Needles channel, speed 14 knotts [knots].

0.25pm: Passed St Catherines, proceeding imde [?] requisite conditions.

1.28pm: Passed Needles.

2.38pm: Commenced reducing speed.

2.54pm: Arrived off tug and lighter.

3.7pm: Let go port anchor, tug and lighter came alongside with anchor. Diving party make and mend clothes.

5.30pm: Weighed anchor, proceeded Slow.

6.30pm: Prince Consort Shoal In also.

7.41pm: Hurst Point High Light above.

8.0pm: Reduced to 8.5 knots. Needles Light House C 0.75.

9.0pm: Rounds.

10.0pm: Piped down.

10.30pm: Called away sea boats crew.

11.0pm: Closed and reopened WT [watertight] Doors.

11.30pm: Portland Light N8W, 42 [probably 4.2] miles, altered course to N75W.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Fresh Beef Received: 347 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1600 lbs]

[South easterly wind force 4-5 in middle of day, weather fine after early rain, barometric falling until noon, then rising. Noon temperature 63F, sea temperature 65F]


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21 July 1914

At sea

Lat 50.17, Long -3.38

3.45am: Lit fires in steam pinnace.

4.12am: Slow. 4.43am: Stop both engines.

4.54am: Came to with port anchor in 9 fathoms and veered to 6 shackles.

5.0am: Brought up.

[At Single anchor Tor-Bay]

7.45am: 9th cruiser squadron proceeded to sea.

8.0am: 8th Battle squadron proceeded to sea.

9.5am: Divisions.

9.25am: Cleared lower deck.

9.28am: Weighed and proceeded to sea with fleet.

1.0pm: Fleet carrying out Range finding exercises throughout. Hands employed as requisite.

4.15pm: Man and arm ship. 4.45pm: Secure.

5.58pm: Anchored in 9 fathoms.

[True Bearing and Distance [actually anchor bearings, Tor Bay] Thatcher N59.5E [Thatcher Rock], Daddy Hole Plain Flag Staff N3E, abeam port Gaswork N55W]

[At single anchor Torbay]

9.0pm: Rounds.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Fresh Beef Received: 716 lbs, Bread Received: 1400 lbs]


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22 July 1914

From Spithead to Torbay or at Torbay

Lat 50.25, Long -2.95 [very rough estimate based on limited information in log]

[Draught Forward 28’ 6”, Aft 28’ 6”]

3.15am: Called port Watch for exercise. 3.30am: Port Watch fall in.

3.35am: First part Port Watch shorten in cable, second part port Watch in Ladders.

3.45am: Sea boats Crew fall in.

4.5am: Received order to weigh 4.10 Anchor aweigh fixed. 4.5am: Weighed in company with 7th BS [Battle Squadron] and 8th BS. 4.7am: Engines as requisite for turning ship.

4.25am: Proceeded as requisite. Formed single line ahead. 4.33am: Shaped course South 10 knots.

5.8am: Berry Head NNW 3.5 miles.

6.0am: Read Stations for clearing ships for Anchor [presumably should be Action].

6.35am: Cleared ship for Action. 6.55am: Finished clearing ship for action.

7.12am: Quarters clear guns.

7.20am: Joined company with 4th and 5th BS. 7.38am: Formed Divisions line ahead course E0.5S.

7.40am: Breakfast and clean.

7.49am: Stopped. 8.10am: Proceeded 9 knots.

9.0am: Divisions and Prayers. 9.30am: General Quarters.

10.30am: Sighted Blue Battle Cruisers.

10.40am: Commenced with Tactical exercises.

10.40am: Sighted Blue Battle Fleet.

0.3pm: Discontinued was [with] tactical exercise.

0.20pm: 7th BS parted company from Red Fleet.

0.38pm: Shaped course N63W, 10 knots.

0.45pm: Heavy Rain Squall and Mist. Both Watches replacing gear on the Fore and Quarter Deck.

3.22pm: Stopped and connected Steering gear to Conning Tower and proceeded.

5.33pm: Anchored in 9 Fathoms varied [veered] to 6 Shackles.

5.45pm: Out first Picquet Boat.

9.30pm: Hoisted in first Picquet Boat and Drew fires.

[Number on sick list: 10]


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23 July 1914

At Tor-Bay

Lat 50.30, Long -2.27

Draught Forward 28’ 4”, Draught Aft 28’ 6”.

6.53am: Shortened in. 7.0am: Ready to proceed. 7.13am: Anchor aweigh, turned ship to starboard as requisite.

7.25am: Headed SE and proceeded as requisite. Cleared ship for action.

8.30am: Parted company from squadron and proceeded to allotted area in company with [HMS] “Victorious”.

8.40am: Stopped engines and lowered small target 9.40.

10.8am: Proceeded as requisite carrying out tests of Starboard Guns.

10.45am: Finished test of Port Guns.

11.45am: Arrived in company with “Victorious” in allotted area.

1.0pm: [Turned] 16 points and proceeded as requisite for carrying out practice from Port Guns.

1.45pm: Completed practice. Stopped and hoisted out Target.

2.0pm: Start [Point] Light House N58W, 18.5 miles.

2.20pm: Proceeded to tow “Victorious” practice.

3.30pm: Cease fire in Victorious, altered course, target wrecked.

4.5pm: Shaped course N20W, 72 Revs, returning to Tor-Bay.

5.0pm: Observed Berry Head 4 30 W. 5.33pm: Berry Head above [abeam?].

5.41pm: Stopped both engines. 5.45pm: Let go port anchor in 9.75 [fathoms] x 6 [shackles].

pm: Pattern (3) Target 1 in number. Smashed and lost at sea.

8.9pm: Ratings joined ship from HMS “Illustrious”.

9.30pm: Weighed anchor. 9.50pm: Proceeded out of Harbour.

9.48pm: Oil Store N13W, 15 miles. Shaped Course [S]66E.

10.0pm: Commenced S/S speed trial.

[True Bearing and Distance: Berry Head N68W, 46.5 miles, Variation 15W. True [Anchor] Bearings: Oil Store N75.6, , Daddy Hole plain Flag Staff, abeam port Gas Works N56W]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Winds mostly westerly and north westerly force 4 to 6 all day. Weather overcast, noon temperature 56F, sea temperature 59F]


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24 July 1914

From Torbay to Plymouth

Lat 50.33, Long -4.19

0.15am: Portland Light N38E, altered course to West. Mustered sea A2 boats crew and turned Cowls.

3.1am: Start Point Light House bore N12E, 5.5 miles.

4.0am: Altered course to N64W.

4.55am: Eddystone Light House above at 4.75 miles.

5.50am: Hoisted in both Patent Logs showing Port 108.6, Starboard 116.9 [miles].

6.7am: Stopped both engines.

6.11pm: Penlee Point above at 1.1 miles.

6.29am: Let go port anchor in Cawsand Bay in 9.5 fathoms x 45.

6.43am: Anchor up and proceeded. 6.48am: Let go port anchor in 9 fathoms x 45.

6.50am: Starboard Main Derrick out picquet boat.

[6.48 Anchor Bearings SHIP Head North, Penlee Point S35.5W, Coastguard Station N88.5W, Land way cellar N29W, Picklecombe Fort N42E]

1.30pm: Hands employed as requisite. Paid money to RFR [Royal Fleet Reserve].

3.45pm: Discharged (2) Ratings to Hospital. Worked Main Derrick Hoisted out Launch and second picquet Boat.

6.23pm: Anchor up and used engines as requisite to turn ship. Pilot on board.

6.28pm: Ship proceeded to Devonport as requisite.

6.34pm: Passed Breakwater.

6.53pm: Proceed[ed] HMS “Impregnable”.

7.0pm: Slow both engines. Arrived at No 7 Buoy Devonport.

7.10pm: All fast in Berth.

9.0pm: Landed RFR men.

9.45pm: Drew fires in second Picquet Boat.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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25 July 1914

At No 7 Buoy Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

0.30am: Drew fires in Picquet Boat.

1.0am: Hailed Guard boat.

3.30am: Lit fires in first Picquet Boat.

4.30am: Lit fires in second Picquet boat.

5.45am: Hands employed scrubbing upper deck.

7.45am: Hands employed scrubbing mess deck.

8.30am: Hands employed disembarking Torpedoes.

11.45am: Sent torpedo lighters to Dockyard.

Noon: Drew fires in second Picquet boat.

1.0pm: Landed liberty men, discharged 1 CERA [Chief Engine Room Artificer] to London.

1.45pm: 1 Private RM [Royal Marines] joined ship from RN Depôt.

5.0pm: Evening quarters, watch employed as requisite clearing upper deck.

6.30pm: 1 Marine discharged to RN Barracks.

11.30pm: Hailed Guard Boat.

11.45pm: Drew fires in Picquet Boat.

[Fresh Beef Received: 251 lbs, Bread Received: 400 lbs]


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26 July 1914

At No 7 Buoy Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

0.15am: Hailed guard boat.

5.30am: Lit fires in picquet boat.

6.15am: Hands employed clearing up upper deck.

7.0am: Clear up mess decks and flats.

8.15am: Landed (8) RC’s [Roman Catholics].

9.45am: Divisions, Read prayers.

10.30am: RC’s Returned to ship.

1.0pm: Landed Liberty men.

5.0pm: Evening Quarters. Closed WT Doors.

11.40pm: Drew fires in picquet Boat.


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27 July 1914

At No 7 Buoy Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

0.30am: Hailed Guard boat.

4.0am: Lit fires in first and second Picquet Boats.

6.0am: Followed Routine.

7.45am: Hands employed in scrubbing Mess Deck.

8.20am: Left No 7 Buoy.

8.30am: Hands employed as requisite for mooring ship.

9.45am: Moored in upper trot.

11.0am: 1 Rating discharged to RN Depot.

0.35pm: Torpedo party returned to ship.

1.15pm: Hands employed getting out Starboard Ladder, scrubbing deck cloths and getting out provisions.

4.30pm: Gave special leave to port Watch till 6.45.

5.30pm: Evening quarters. Exercised fire Stations, A and B pumps. Closed WT Doors. Discharged 6 RNR’s to [HMS] “London”, 1 Marine to RM Barracks.

11.50pm: Drew Fires in Picquet Boat.

[Fresh Beef Received: 119 lbs, Fresh Bread Received: 250 lbs]

[Rain and showers in am, fine in pm, noon temperature 62F, sea temperature 61F]


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28 July 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

7.45am: Hands employed cleaning mess deck and preparing to embark stores.

8.30am: Hands employed hoisting in provisions and as requisite.

1.10pm: Hands employed getting in torpedos and stowing provisions.

1.40pm: (2) ratings discharged to RN Hospital.

3.0pm: Slipped Trot Moorings for No 7 Buoy.

3.45pm: Secured to No 7 Buoy.

4.45pm: Hands employed getting in and stowing torpedos in submerged flats.

5.0pm: (10) hands employed getting up coal bags and preparing for coaling.

7.15pm: Landed liberty men. Watch employed striking down torpedos.


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29 July 1914

At No 7 Buoy Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

6.0am: Hands employed preparing ship for coaling.

7.0am: Hands to clean in a coaling rig.

7.45am: Hands employed preparing for coaling and as requisite.

9.30am: Hands employed as requisite.

Noon: Hands to clean in No 5 Rig.

1.30pm: (1) Rating discharged to Depôt.

5.15pm: Landed liberty men.

8.30pm: Liberty men recalled.

Midnight: Officer of guard came on board.


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30 July 1914

At No 7 Buoy Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

0.15am: (1) Rating joined ship from [HMS] “Defiance”.

9.0am: Hands employed refitting gear and as requisite.

1.30pm: (4) Hands to Dockyard (Engineer’s), hands employed as in forenoon.

2.0 pm: (1) Rating discharged to Depôt.

3.50pm: Dockyard party returned on board.

4.40pm: Landed liberty men, watch ashore of natives only.

5.0pm: Closed WT doors.


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31 July 1914

At No 7 Buoy Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

1.12am, 1.53am, 2.45am: Hailed guard boat.

3.50am: Banked fires in Senior Officers’ boat.

4.40am: Coaling lighter came alongside, hands cleaned into a coaling rig.

5.40am: Commenced coaling.

7.15am: Hands to breakfast.

7.20am: (1) Rating discharged to [HMS] “Monmouth”.

7.50am: Hands coal ship.

8.30am: (135) Ratings (coaling party) came on board from Depôt.

9.40am: Cooks of Depôt coaling party came on board.

11.5am: (1) RFR rating joined ship.

11.5am: (2) Hands employed with Lieutenant (N) [Navigator] drawing charts etc from dockyard.

Noon: Coaling party to dinner.

0.45pm: Hands coal ship.

2.45pm: Cooks of Depôt coaling party left ship to get tea for coaling party.

4.10pm: Cooks of coaling party returned.

4.20pm: Hands to tea.

4.40pm: Hands coal ship.

6.45pm: Finished coaling. Hands washed down upper deck and cleaned mess deck.

7.25pm: Depôt coaling party left ship.

8.0pm: Supper.

8.30pm: Landed liberty men (watch ashore of natives).

10.20pm: Drew fires in Senior Officers’ boat.

11.40pm: Banked fires in picquet boat.

[Rain from noon onwards, noon temperature 63F, sea temperature 62F]



LOGS FOR AUGUST 1914


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1 August 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

[No 7 buoy]

4.30am: Raised steam in Picket boat.

5.30am: Hands employed in cleaning ship and as requisite.

11.0am: Joined ship Lieutenant CW Gibson RN.

2.44pm: Received order to mobilize. Employed in disembarking small boats and all unnecessary wood work and preparing for war.

5.0pm: Joined ship Lieutenants GA Rivington RN and JC Wilson RNR and 43 ratings. Discharged to Headquarters 19 Marines.

7.0pm: Employed provisioning ship.

[List of Officers in ship on mobilisation: Captain EWE Wemyss, Commander FAW Buller, Lieutenant Commander (G) [Gunnery] HN Stewart, Lieutenant Commander (N) [Navigator] EC Stubbs, Lieutenant (T) [Torpedo] MH Roach, Engineer Commander HJ Little, Fleet Paymaster CJ Ferguson, Fleet Surgeon WR Trythall, Assistant Paymaster AH Payne, Assistant Paymaster RNR PS Mahon, Gunner T Cole, Carpenter SP Crocker, Artificer Engineer E Longbottom, Boatswain WT Dunning, Boatswain GA Geach, Gunner T F Walkem, Acting Gunner RH Horne, Chief Artificer Engineer AG Matthews, Warrant Engineer RNR A MacMillen]

[Fuel Remaining: 1807.6 tons, Oil 378 tons]


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2 August 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

[No 7 buoy]

am: Joined ship Naval Cadets RM Taylor, FO Vallings, S Brown, D Tudball, FA Kirkpatrick, EP Frend, ER Bates and H Spencer.

5.0am: Employed cleaning ship and as requisite.

8.0am: Employed landing small boats and woodwork and preparing for battle.

9.30am: Joined ship Engineer Lieutenant Commander W Rowe RN.

0.5pm: Read Warrant No 69.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

8.0pm: Joined ship in various drafts Surgeon B Cohen RNVR, 35 ratings, 3 Marines and Lieutenant CW Whish RN (retired).


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3 August 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

[No 7 buoy]

4.30am: Employed providing ready ammunition, cleaning ship and as requisite.

7.0am: Landed Dockyard party.

8.0am: Employed landing woodwork and miscellaneous stores, providing ready ammunition, fuzing shell and preparing for battle. Drew and hoisted in 1 PN [pattern number] 6 target.

1.25pm: Read to ship’s company Orders from C in C [Commander in Chief] 7th Battle Squadron relating to private correspondence during war.

pm: Employed as in forenoon. Drew from Dockyard One length of cable in to replace ditto parted 17 July.

pm: Joined ship in various drafts Lieutenants LR Gardiner, T Boach and J Thornton RNR, Assistant Paymaster AH Laird RNR, 83 miscellaneous ratings. Discharged to [HMS] “Euryalus” Assistant Paymaster PS Mahon RNR.


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4 August 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

[No 7 buoy]

am: Employed landing woodwork and preparing for war. Making down rigging and providing ready ammunition. Unrigging all cabins and wooden bulkheads between decks.

pm: Employed as in forenoon. Fire Control party at exercise.

5.0pm: Landed Dockyard party with stores not required for war.

7.10pm: Ditto returned.

pm: Joined ship in various drafts, 136 miscellaneous ratings.

Midnight: War Declared between Great Britain and Germany.


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5 August 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

[No 7 buoy]

am: Employed in landing woodwork, providing ready ammunition, snaking down rigging, demolishing cabins, all woodwork between decks and fore and after bridges and chart houses.

9.30am: Read Stations for General Quarters.

10.0am: Exercised General Quarters.

1.0pm: Read stations and exercised Collision and fire stations.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

6.0pm: Read articles of war.

8.0om: Discharged to [HMS] “Talbot” Lieutenant T Boach RNR.

[Fresh Beef Received: 257 lbs, Bread Received: 1400 lbs]

[Weather overcast in am, fine in pm, noon temperature 65F]


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6 August 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

[No 7 buoy]

am: Employed unstocking sheet anchor, demolishing bridges and chart houses and landing woodwork.

1.30pm: Read stations for and exercised night defence.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

3.0pm: Raised steam for full speed and banked fires at 4 hours notice.

5.0pm: Quarters.

7.20pm: Joined ship 3 ratings and Lieutenant WC Jones RNR.

9.30pm: Exercised Darkening ship.

[Fresh Beef Received: 331 lbs, Vegetables 1200 lbs, Bread Received: 1900 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1750 tons, Oil 378 tons]


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7 August 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

[No 7 buoy]

am: Employed preparing for coaling, demolishing bridges and charthouses and preparing for war.

8.0am: Control parties, turrets’ crews and magazine and shell room parties at divisional drill.

1.30pm: Landed Dockyard party to draw stores.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

3.15pm: Lighters came alongside.

3.27pm: Commenced coaling.

4.50pm: Completed coaling - Received 80 tons.

pm: Joined ship The Reverend G St S Gosselin, Lieutenant SJ Cunningham RNR, Surgeon J Carte RNVR and 3 ratings. Paid RFR A and B classes and RNR ratings.

10.0pm: Exercised Night defence stations.

[Fresh Beef Received: 331 lbs, Vegetables Received 1200 lbs, Bread Received: 1900 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1809.1 tons, Oil 378 tons]


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8 August 1914

From Devonport, Cruising

Lat 50.32, Long -3.33

Draught forward 29’ 9”, Draught aft 29’ 4”.

5.30am: Hoisted in and drew fires in Steam boats.

6.25am: Slipped - Proceeded as requisite for passing down Hamoaze and out through West Entrance. Admiralty pilot in charge.

7.0am: Pilot left. Employed cleaning ship and as requisite.

7.15am: Passed Breakwaters, Ships of Third Fleet. BS [Battle Squadron] leaving harbour.

7.50am: Joined company with Third Fleet BS. Formed single line ahead.

8.10am: Shaped course N85E, 10 knots.

9.9am: Bolt Head N68E, 7 miles.

10.20am: Proceeded as requisite for carrying out tactical exercise.

0.20pm: Discontinued ditto. Resumed course and speed.

1.45pm: Proceeded as requisite for carrying out Control exercise.

2.25pm: Discontinued exercise. Proceeded 7 knots.

3.40pm: Flag hoisted NUC [Not Under Control] signal and left line.

4.0pm: Altered course to SW.

4.30pm: Flag resumed place in line, course as requisite.

4.55pm: Portland in sight to the Eastward. Proceeded as requisite for rounding Shambles and passing through swept Channel.

6.5pm: Hauled out of line.

6.25pm: Took station in rear of line.

7.10pm: Squadron passing through North Ship Channel into Portland Harbour. Stopped and as requisite.

7.30pm: Proceeded as requisite for entering harbour. Steam raised in Steam Pinnace.

8.0pm: Came to with Starboard anchor in 8 fathoms, veered 6 shackles. Hoisted out Steam Pinnace. Steam ready for full speed at one hour’s notice.

[Distance run through the water: 21.5 miles]

[Mist and drizzle at times, south westerly wind force 5 in middle of day, sea state rough at 4pm, decreasing later. Noon temperature 62F, sea temperature 60F]


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9 August 1914

From Devonport, Cruising

Lat 50.23, Long -1.14

[At single anchor Portland Harbour]

3.0am: Hoisted in and drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

3.50am: Lighter came alongside.

4.20am: Commenced coaling.

5.50am: Completed coaling - Received 61 tons. Employed cleaning ship and as requisite.

5.55am: Shortened in to 2 shackles.

6.30am: Weighed - Engines as requisite for turning ship.

7.0am: Proceeded out of harbour through North Ship Channel in company with Third Fleet Battle Squadron.

7.20am: Passed Light Buoy. Proceeded through Swept Channel Squadron in single line ahead.

8.13am: Shambles Light Vessel W 1.5 miles, course S52E, 11 knots

9.10am: Sighted French TBD [Torpedo Boat Destroyer] flotilla to the SE.

10.32am: Altered course to S43E.

11.15am: Divine Service.

11.45am: Formed Divisions line ahead 8 knots.

1.15pm: Stopped and as requisite. Sent boat to Flag.

2.9pm: Proceeded as requisite for taking up position on patrol line.

3.49pm: St Catherines Light House N34W, 16 miles. Proceeded as requisite for passing round patrol position 8 knots.

4.30pm: Quarters.

6.50pm: Spoke Norwegian SS “Melmenger” registered Bergen, Ghent to Newport Monmouthshire.

7.0pm: Deviation by sun 0.25 degrees E, Head North. Passing round patrol position in a square of 9 miles length of sides, speed 8 knots. Patrol position Lat 50 21 N, Long 0 51 W.

7.30pm: Night defence Stations.

8.0pm: Darkened ship.

8.3pm: St Catherines Light House NW 11 miles.

10.30pm: St Catherine’s Light N30.5W.

Midnight: Passed through patrol Position.

[Distance run through the water: 69 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1763.8 tons, Oil 378 tons]

[South westerly wind force 5 at 8am and noon, with mist, wind reducing during pm]


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10 August 1914

From Devonport, Cruising

Lat 50.35, Long -0.92

Midnight: Passing round patrol position in a square of 9 miles length of sides, speed 8 knots, one third of armament manned.

0.28am: St Catherine’s Light N38.5W.

7.0am: Commenced sounding every quarter hour. Thick mist.

9.0am: Reduced to 6 knots. Employed cleaning ship and as requisite Carrying out Divisional drill.

11.0am: 21 fathoms. Weather clearing. Unmanned night defence.

0.47pm: Culver Cliff N4E.

0.55pm: Spoke TBD “Velox”.

1.15pm: Observed trawlers mine sweeping to the Eastward.

2.20pm: Proceeded 13 knots course as requisite for closing Flag, 78 revs.

3.30pm: Stopped and as requisite. Sent boat to Flag.

3.50pm: Proceeded course N55W 66 revs.

5.30pm: Rigged night defence.

5.40pm: 54 revs. 5.43pm: St Catherine’s NE 12.5 miles.

6.30pm: Deviation by sun 0.5 degrees W, Head W.

7.0pm: Spoke SS “Kemita” (Liverpool), Plymouth to London.

7.5pm: Altered course to N65W 60 revs.

7.30pm: Manned night defence. Darkened ship.

8.0pm: On patrol position S6W from St Alban’s Head. Proceeded as requisite for patrolling a line S78E, 12 miles from this position at an average speed of 6 knots.

9.50pm: Spoke to SS “Sheerness” (Glasgow) Plymouth to London.

10.0pm: Turned to the Westward.

Midnight: Turned to the Eastward.

[Distance run through the water: 10 miles and as requisite]

[Mist and fog in am, clear in pm, barometric pressure relatively high and stable. Noon temperature 67F, sea temperature 60F]


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11 August 1914

From Devonport, Cruising

Lat 50.48, Long -1.97

[Patrolling on a line S75E from position 6 miles S6W from St Albans Head. Length of patrol 12 miles. Average speed 6 knots]

2.0am: Turned to the Westward. Exercised Sea boat’s crew.

2.10am: Anvil Point Light N42E and Shambles Light N62W. Spoke SS “Steadfast” (London).

4.0am: Turned to the Eastward.

4.30am: Unmanned night defence.

5.30am: Boarded SS “Yedala a Mendi” (Bilbao) [probably Udala Mendi] Beni Saf to Middlesboro, ordered Falmouth, 4,100 tons iron.

7.30am: Unrigged night defence.

7.40am: Turned to the Westward. Employed cleaning ship.

8.0am: St Alban’s Head N8E, 6.3 miles.

8.5am: Turned to the Eastward.

10.0am: Turned West.

10.15am: Divisions - Prayers.

10.30am: Exercised General Quarters.

10.47am: Spoke SS “Pluto” [possibly this ship] (British) Swansea to Newhaven.

10.56am: Spoke SS “Ousel” Cork Steamship Company, Whitehaven to London Docks.

11.30am: Secured quarters.

Noon: Turned to the Eastward.

2.0pm: Turned to the Westward.

2.7pm: Anvil Point N31W x Needles N41E.

4.0pm: Turned to the Eastward. Quarters. Exercised Fire Stations.

4.26pm: Passed SS “Mersey” [just possibly this ship] (Liverpool) bound West.

4.35pm: Spoke SS “Bentham” (Glasgow) Southampton to Cardiff and SS “Dettingen” (Hull) [probably the ship listed here as SS “Cebriana”] Newcastle to Constantinople. Exercised Divisional drill.

5.0pm: Spoke SY “Fireflash” RYS [Royal Yacht Squadron] bound West.

5.10pm: Spoke SS “Olympia” [possibly this ship] Glasgow to Southampton.

5.30pm: Rigged night defence.

6.0pm: Needles Light House N63E, 14.5 miles. Turned to the Westward.

7.30pm: Manned night defence and darkened ship.

8.0pm: Turned to the Eastward.

9.0pm: Ordered passing steamer to stop, no notice taken. Proceeded in chase, Turned search light on chase and fired one round of blank.

9.30pm: Spoke Transport “Mesala” London to Belfast.

10.0pm: Chase brought up. Boarded ditto and found her to be SS “Marsden” [probably this ship] 129762 (Newcastle). Master Daniel Cooper James, London to Barry in ballast. Master stated he did not understand signal.

[Position when “Marsden” finally stopped 10.0pm 50 23 N, 2 9 W]

10.20pm: Allowed “Marsden” to proceed.

10.30pm: Boarded SS “Barmore” (Newcastle), London to Barry in ballast.

10.55pm: Proceeded as requisite for returning to patrol line.

11.53pm: Portland Light N69W, Anvil Point Light N37E.

[Distance run through the water: 42 miles and as requisite]

[Magnetic Bearing and Distance: St Alban’s Head N16W, 6.9 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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12 August 1914

From Devonport, Cruising

Lat 50.40, Long -2.00

[am and pm: Patrolling on a line S75E from a position 6 miles S6W from St Alban’s Head. Length of patrol 12 miles. Average speed 6 knots]

Midnight: Turned to the Eastward.

2.0am: Turned to the Westward.

2.38am: Spoke SS “Redcliffe” London to Swansea.

2.45am: Spoke SS “Laudio” (Bilbao) Brixham to Middlesboro.

3.35am: Spoke SS “Danubian” [possibly this ship] Dartmouth to London. Exercised Sea boat’s crew.

4.0am: Turned to the Eastward.

5.35am: Spoke SS “Thursby” (Liverpool) London to Barnstaple.

6.0am: Turned to the Westward.

6.10am: Spoke SS “Dido” (Hull) Hull to Avonmouth.

6.45am: Spoke SS “Fastnet” (London).

7.30am: Unrigged night defence. Employed cleaning ship.

8.0am: Turned to the Eastward.

8.10am: St Alban’s Head N14E, 6 miles. Proceeded as requisite for closing flag and taking station 3 cables on Starboard beam.

8.50am: In station. Proceeded along Flag’s patrol line to the Eastward.

9.30am: Took station 6 cables on Port beam of flag.

9.45am: Turned to the Westward.

9.55am: Hoisted out target and veered ditto astern.

10.0am: Divisions - Prayers.

10.5am: Proceeded as requisite for carrying out aiming rifle practise.

10.8am: Towing hawser parted. Continued practise. Preparing another target.

11.35am: Turned to the Eastward.

Noon: Hoisted out target and veered ditto astern. Discontinued practise.

1.0pm: Observed parted target ahead. Proceeded as requisite for picking up ditto.

1.45pm: Resumed practise. Carrying out aiming rifle and Sub Calibre.

2.0pm: Turned to the Westward.

3.35pm: Discontinued practise. Hoisted in target.

3.55pm: St Alban’s Head N7E, 9.5 miles. Proceeded as requisite for returning to patrol line.

5.30pm: Rigged night defence.

5.55pm: Sun Corner N40E, 13.5 miles.

6.15pm: Turned to the Westward.

8.0pm: Anvil Point N39E, 8.5 miles. Turned to the Eastward. Manned night defence. Darkened ship.

10.0pm: Turned to the Westward.

10.45pm: Boarded SS “Rio Tinto” (Copenhagen) Huelva via Weymouth to Rotterdam.

11.15pm: Spoke SS “Bosnian” Liverpool to Southampton.

Midnight: Turned to the Eastward.


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13 August 1914

Cruising to Portland

Lat 50.60, Long -2.45 [estimated]

[am: Patrolling on a line S75E from a position 6 miles S6W from St Alban’s Head. Length of patrol 12 miles. Average speed 6 knots]

0.3am: Anvil Point N27E 7 miles.

2.0am: Turned to the Westward.

2.7am: Spoke SS “Clan Lamont” [Clan Lamont 1900 listed here] (Glasgow) London to Glasgow. Exercised Sea boat’s crew.

2.20am: Spoke SS “Polemantu” Gravesend to Cardiff.

2.25am: Spoke SS “Newport” [there were a number of ships of this name at this time] bound to Newhaven.

2.30am: Spoke SS “Clan Macbeth” [Clan Macbeth 1913 listed here] London to Glasgow.

3.10am: Spoke SS “Hacona” Lisbon to London.

3.27am: SS “Orange Prince”. 3.39am: SS “Appam” [probably the ship mentioned in an article here] both Liverpool to Southampton.

4.0am: Turned to the Eastward.

4.30am: Unmanned night defence.

4.50am: Spoke SS “Ascencion de Larrinaga” [Asuncion de Larrinaga (1) listed here, more details here] (Liverpool) New York to Antwerp.

6.40am: Anvil Point N34W 10 miles. Turned to the West.

7.30am: Unrigged Night defence. Employed cleaning ship.

8.0am: Turned to the Eastward. Washed clothes.

9.5am: Spoke SS “Weltondale” (Hull) Barry to London.

9.15am: Spoke SS “Aba Mende” (Bilbao) [probably “Alu Mendi].

10.0am: Divisions - Prayers. Exercised Divisional drills. Turned to the Westward.

10.15am: Spoke SS “Tringa” (Cork) Southampton to Dublin.

11.10am: Spoke SS “Burnton” (Grangemouth) Bordeaux to Grimsby.

Noon: Turned to the Eastward.

1.7pm: Spoke transport “Beacon Grange” (801) Liverpool under sealed orders.

1.50pm: Spoke SS “Spinel” Hull to Plymouth.

2.15pm: Spoke SS “Ocean” (Rotterdam) Sabinel Point to Amsterdam.

2.50pm: Spoke SS “Penarth” London to St Michael’s.

3.15pm: Proceeded as requisite for closing Flag. Remainder of Squadron closing.

4.0pm: Quarters. Forming single line ahead.

4.20pm: In station. Proceeding as requisite for Portland Harbour.

5.0pm: Shambles Light Vessel abeam 0.5 miles. Passed through Swept Channel.

5.55pm: Passed through North Ship Channel.

6.3pm: Stopped and as requisite. 6.9pm: Came to with Port anchor in 8.5 fathoms veered 6 shackles. Hoisted out picket boat. Steam ready at one hour’s notice. Employed preparing for coaling.

[At single anchor B2 berth Portland. Anchor Bearings D [Dock] Head Light House S32E, Abeam starboard Coaling Jetty S53W, Beacon D S89E]

8.35pm: Lighters came alongside.

11.20pm: Commenced coaling.

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1547.4 tons, Oil 378 tons]

[North easterly wind force 3 for much of day, misty through middle of day. Noon temperature 66F, sea temperature 64F]


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14 August 1914

At Portland

Lat 50.60, Long -2.45

[At single anchor B2 berth]

2.0am: Temperly [Temperley] lighter came alongside.

3.0am: Banked fires at 4 hours notice.

5.10am: Finished coaling. Received 275 tons.

am: Employed cleaning ship.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

3:55pm: Secured BP [Battle Practice?] target astern.

4.0pm: Employed rigging ditto and carrying out divisional drills.

9.50pm: Drew fires in picket boat.

[Bread Received: 1400 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1810 tons, Oil 378 tons]


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15 August 1914

At Portland

Lat 50.60, Long -2.45

[At single anchor B2 berth]

4.0am: Raised steam in picket boat.

6.45am: Cast off BP target.

9.30am: Divisions - Prayers.

9.50am: Exercised General Quarters.

am: Vice Admiral Sir A Bethell KCMG [Knight Commander of St Michael and St George] commanding 7th Battle Squadron transferred flag from [HMS] “Prince George” to [HMS] “Vengeance”.

pm: Employed drawing stores and as requisite. Exercising divisional drills.

4.0pm: Quarters. Restowed bags.

9.0pm: Darkened ship - Exercised Night defence and search light control.

10.0pm: Secured. Lighted ship.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Fresh Beef Received: 1079 lbs, Vegetables Received: 2100 lbs, Bread Received: 700 lbs]

[Rain for much of day]


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16 August 1914

At Portland

Lat 50.60, Long -2.45

[At single anchor B2 berth]

4.30am: Raised steam in Steam boats.

6.30am: Landed patrol for duty at camber.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.0am: Divine Service.

4.0pm: Quarters.

5.0pm: Joined ship 6 ratings and 9 marines.

6.0pm: Drew from Dockyard 1 PN [Pattern Number] 3 target and secured ditto astern.

10.15pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Bread Received: 700 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1784.3 tons, Oil 378 tons]


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17 August 1914

From Portland, Cruising

Lat 50.58, Long -2.33 [by Bearings]

[am: At single anchor B2 berth]

0.30am: Patrol returned.

Draught forward 29’ 8”, Draught aft 29’ 6”.

7.20am: Drew fires in Picket boat. Hoisted in Steam boats.

8.50am: Weighed in company with Flag.

9.0am: Passed through North Ship Channel. Proceeded as requisite for carrying out aiming rifle practice at target towed by Flag. Towing target for Flag’s practise.

11.50am: Discontinued practise.

0.30pm: Raised steam in Steam boats.

1.0pm: Commenced sub-calibre practice.

3.28pm: Discontinued ditto. Proceeded as requisite for returning to Harbour.

4.13pm: Passed through North Ship Channel.

4.22pm: Stopped and as requisite. 4.30pm: Came to with Starboard anchor in 8 fathoms veered 6 shackles. Steam ready for 12 knots at four hours notice. Hoisted out Steam boats.

6.40pm: Transferred target to [HMS] “Prince George”.

[At single anchor B2 berth. [Anchor bearings] D [Dock] Head Light House S32E, abeam starboard Coaling Jetty S57W, Beacon D S89E]

8.0pm: Lighters came alongside. 8.20pm: Commenced coaling.

9.45pm: Completed coaling. Received 60 tons.

10.0pm: Drew fires in Steam boats.

10.10pm: Lighters cast off. Lost overboard by accident Sacks coal tarred 2 cwt PN [Pattern Number] 3, 10 in number.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Fresh Beef Received: 662 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1400 lbs, Bread Received: 1400 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1831.6 tons, Oil 378 tons]


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18 August 1914

At Portland

Lat 50.60, Long -2.45 [estimated]

[At single anchor B2 berth]

4.0am: Raised steam in Steam Pinnace.

10.0am: Divisions - Prayers. Employed refitting and as requisite. Exercising divisional drills.

10.30am: Vice Admiral Sir A Bethell KCMG came on board.

11.0am: Vice Admiral left ship.

am: Lost overboard by accident Brushes Piasaba 6 inch, 2 in number.

1.0pm: Landed Dockyard party.

pm: Employed as in forenoon. Exercising divisional drills.

3.30pm: Dockyard party returned.

4.0pm: Quarters. Exercised Physical drill.

6.40pm: Received PN 3 target from “Prince George” and secured ditto astern. Hoisted in picket boat.

8.45pm: Darkened ship - Exercised Night defence and Search light control.

9.40pm: Secured. Lighted ship.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Fresh Beef Received: 341 lbs, Vegetables Received: 600 lbs, Bread Received: 600 lbs]


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19 August 1914

To Cruising and at Portland

Lat 50.58, Long -2.33 [By bearings] [Lat corrected from entry in log indicating 5 degrees 35 minutes North]

Draught forward 29’ 9”, Draught aft 29’ 6”.

8.54am: Weighed in company with Flag. 8.55am: Proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour by North Ship Channel.

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers.

9.29am: Commenced aiming rifle practice at target towed by Flag. Towing target for latter’s firing.

11.8am: Target wire shot away. Discontinued practise.

11.28am: Picked up target and took in tow.

0.30pm: Raised steam in Steam Pinnace.

1.0pm: Commenced sub calibre practise.

2.47pm: Discontinued ditto. Proceeded as requisite for returning to harbour.

3.40pm: Passed through East Ship Channel.

3.44pm: Stopped and as requisite. 3.50pm: Came to with Port anchor in 8 fathoms veered 6 shackles. Banked fires at four hours’ notice. Hoisted out Steam Pinnace.

[At single anchor B2 berth. [Anchor Bearings] D Head S34E, Ext [extreme?] Coaling Jetty S44W, Beacon D S89E]

4.30pm: Quarters.

9.0pm: Darkened ship. Exercised Night defence and Search light Control.

10.0pm: Secured. Lighted ship. Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

[Fresh Beef Received: 321 lbs]

[Fine weather, light winds, noon temperature 66F, sea temperature 62F]


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20 August 1914

At Portland

Lat 50.58, Long -2.45

9.15am: Divisions - Prayers. Exercised Collision Stations.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Exercised Divisional drills.

pm: Employed as in forenoon. Exercised Divisional drill. Landed target repair party.

4.0pm: Quarters. Exercised Physical drill. Landed patrol for duty at camber.

5.0pm: Target repair party returned.

8.45pm: Darkened ship. Exercised Night defence and Night attack by steamboats of Squadron.

10.0pm: Secured. Lighted ship.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1766.1 tons, Oil 378 tons]


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21 August 1914

At Portland

Lat 50.58, Long -2.45

[At single anchor B2 berth]

0.15am: Camber patrol returned.

9.5am: Divisions - Prayers. Sailed HMS “Ocean”.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Exercising divisional drills.

4.0pm: Quarters - Exercised Physical drill.

5.0pm: Sailed HMS “Albion” and “Canopus”.

6.20pm: Drew PN 3 target from Dockyard and secured ditto astern.

9.0pm: Darkened ship. Exercised Night defence and Night attack by Steamboats of Squadron.

10.0pm: Secured. Lighted ship.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Fresh Beef Received: 675 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1300 lbs, Bread Received: 1300 lbs]


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22 August 1914

At Portland

Lat 50.58, Long -2.38 [By bearings]

[am: At single anchor B2 berth]

Draught forward 29’ 8”, Draught aft 29’ 6”.

4.0am: Raised steam in picket boat.

7.15am: Hoisted in and drew fires in picket boat.

8.30am: Weighed in company with Flag.

8.45am: Proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour by North Ship Channel.

9.20am: Proceeded as requisite for carrying out aiming rifle practise at Target towed by Flag. Towing target for Flag’s practice.

Noon: Discontinued practice.

1.10pm: Recommenced aiming rifle and Sub Calibre practise.

2.0pm: Raised steam in picket boat.

4.46pm: Discontinued practise.

5.13pm: Proceeded as requisite for returning to harbour.

5.50pm: Passed through North Ship Channel.

6.2pm: Came to with Starboard anchor in 9 fathoms veered 6 shackles. Banked fires at 4 hours notice.

[At single anchor C2 berth. [Anchor Bearings] Breakwater Fort N52E, C Beacon S30E, Ext Inner Breakwater S9W]

6.35pm: Lighters came alongside.

6.45pm: Commenced coaling.

8.0pm: Completed coaling. Received [blank] tons.

8.20pm: Lighters cast off. Employed cleaning ship.

9.20pm: Drew fires in Picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Fresh Beef Received: 332 lbs, Vegetables Received: 600 lbs, Bread Received: 640 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1820.5 tons, Oil 378 tons]


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23 August 1914

At Portland

Lat 50.58, Long -2.44 [estimated]

[At single anchor C2 berth]

10.0am: Divisions.

10.30am: Divine Service.

4.0pm: Quarters.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Drizzle then fog in am, overcast then fog in pm, noon temperature 68F]


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24 August 1914

At Portland

Lat 50.58, Long -2.44

[At single anchor C2 berth]

6.30am: Landed camber patrol.

9.0am: Divisions - Prayers. Employed chipping paint throughout ship, painting upperworks and aloft and as requisite. Exercising divisional drills.

11.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Fresh Beef Received: 663 lbs, Vegetables Received: 600 lbs]


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25 August 1914

From Portland to Plymouth [though actually in and out of Portland]

Lat 50.47, Long -2.02 [By bearings]

[At single anchor C2 berth Portland]

Draught forward 29’ 9”, Draught aft 29’ 5”.

6.45am: Hoisted in boats

8.44am: Weighed - Engines as requisite.

9.0am: Vice Admiral Sir A Bethell KCMG came on board.

9.2am: Proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour by North Ship Channel in company with “Prince George”, and for passing through Swept Channel to the Shambles Light Vessel.

10.23am: Proceeded as requisite for carrying out practice with full charges from 12 inch and 6 inch guns at target towed by [HMS] “Prosperine”. 10.34am: Commenced practise.

11.45am: Completed ditto.

Noon: Stopped and as requisite. Transferred Vice Admiral and Staff to “Prince George”.

0.33pm: Took station astern of “Prince George”.

1.52pm: “Prince George” commenced practise.

2.30pm: Ditto completed.

2.51pm: Proceeded as requisite for returning to harbour.

3.52pm: Stopped and as requisite. 3.58pm: Proceeded.

4.4pm: Passed through East Ship Channel.

4.27pm: Came to with Port anchor in 9 fathoms veered 6 shackles.

[At single anchor C2 berth Portland. [Anchor Bearings] Breakwater Fort N50E, D Beacon N66E, C Beacon S27E]

6.30pm: Landed dockyard party. Hoisted out boats.

7.30pm: Hoisted in boats. Dockyard party returned. Rigged night defence.

8.30pm: Darkened ship. Manned night defence.

8.48pm: Weighed.

9.20pm: Proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour by East Ship Channel and passing through Swept Channel to the Shambles Light Vessel in company with Squadron.

10.25pm: Shaped course S80W, 10 knots. Squadron in single line ahead.

10.47pm: Shambles Light Vessel North 3 miles.

11.30pm: 12 knots.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Bread Received: 872 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1745.5 tons, Oil 378 tons]

[Fine weather. Noon temperature 64F, sea temperature 61F]


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26 August 1914

From Portland to Plymouth

Lat 50.34, Long -4.15 [estimated]

Draught forward 29’ 9”, Draught aft 29’ 7”.

3.30am: Altered course to N67W.

4.0am: Start Light abeam 5 miles, altered course to N55W.

5.0am: Unmanned Night defence.

5.27am: Mewstone N10E, 4 miles.

5.0am [probably 6.0am] Course as requisite for entering Plymouth Sound by Swept Channel.

6.10am: Rounded West end of Breakwater.

6.21am: Came to with Starboard anchor in 10 fathoms veered 6 shackles. Unrigged night defence. Banked fires at one hour’s notice. Prepared for coaling and provisioning ship.

[At single anchor Plymouth Sound [Anchor Bearings]: Low anchorage Beacon S52E, Breakwater Beacon S22W, abeam starboard Breakwater Fort S57W]

9.30am: Lighters came alongside.

10.15am: Commenced coaling and provisioning.

0.20pm: Completed coaling - Received 100 tons.

1.40pm: Completed provisioning.

pm: Embarked for passage 4 Officers, 224 NCOs [Non-commissioned Officers] and men of Royal Marines with stores, ammunition and equipment.

4.30pm: Shortened in to 2 shackles.

5.57pm: Weighed. 6.9pm: Proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour in company with Squadron and passing through Swept Channel.

6.32pm: Formed single line ahead.

6.52pm: Mewstone N8E, 2.8 miles. Shaped course S30E, 14 knots. Rigged night defence.

7.45pm: Altered course to S85E. 7.53pm: Start Light N71E, 7.5 miles.

8.15pm: Manned night defence. Darkened ship.

11.50pm: Portland Light N21W, 13.9 miles.

[Distance run through the water: 100 miles]

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1772.4 tons, Oil 378 tons]


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27 August 1914

From Plymouth to Ostend

Lat 51.07, Long 1.63 [By bearings]

2.25am: St Catherine’s Light abeam 8 miles.

4.15am: Owers Light abeam 6.7 miles.

5.0am: Unmanned Night defence.

7.30am: Altered course to N70E.

7.56am: Royal Sovereign Light Vessel abeam 4 miles. 8.0am: Increased to 15 knots.

9.30am: Manned one third armament.

9.46am: Dungeness Light House N36W, 2.8 miles.

10.47am: Altered course to N84E.

11.30am: Passed through patrol line of British Submarines, TBDs [Torpedo Boat Destroyers] and Flotilla Cruisers.

0.48pm: No 7 Ruztengen Buoy S22W, 3 miles.

1.40pm: Passed US cruiser steering W.

2.44pm: West Hinder Light Vessel N 0.5 miles, altered course to S70E.

3.30pm: Reduced to 10 knots. 3.38am: Course as requisite for Ostend Pilot Ground.

4.4pm: Came to with Starboard anchor in 14 fathoms veered 6 shackles. Found at anchor Fifth Battle Squadron with cruisers and destroyers.

[At single anchor Ostend Pilot Ground. [Anchor Bearings]: Ostend Light House S25E, Wandelaar Light Vessel S89E, Nieuport [Nieuwpoort] Light House S28W]

7.0pm: Arrived four mine sweepers.

7.30pm: Darkened ship. Keeping steam on engines and cable ready to slip.

[Distance run through the water: 248 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Squally north westerly wind force 4 to 5 in am, quieter in pm, with rain. Noon air and sea temperature 62F]


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28 August 1914

Ostend

Lat 51.24, Long 2.90 [rough estimate]

[am: At single anchor Ostend Pilot ground]

am: One third armament manned throughout the day.

4.0am: Sailed Fifth Battle Squadron.

4.35am: Weighed in company with Squadron. Proceeded as requisite for passing round the Middlekirke Bank to the Northward and entering Ostend Outer Road.

6.48am: Came to with Starboard anchor in 7.25 fathoms, veered 6 shackles. Kept steam on engines and cable ready to slip. Tug “Robust” and HM Trawler “Driver” came alongside.

[At single anchor Outer Roads Ostend. [Anchor Bearings]: Ostend Light House S29E, Extent Blankenbergle Promenade Pier N84.5E, Raversyde [Raversijde] Rear Light House S33W]

7.50am: Disembarked Marine Force with all stores, ammunition and equipment.

10.0am: Arrived HM Airship No 3.

10.20am: Hoisted out Picket boat.

10.40am: Prayers.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite.

pm: Exercising divisional drills.

4.35pm: HMS “Tartar” came alongside for oil.

5.0pm: Quarters. Discharged to “Tartar” Lieutenant WC Jones RNR. Joined ship Sub Lieutenant Vaughan Hughes RN.

6.55pm: HMS “Tartar” cast off.

7.30pm: Darkened ship.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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29 August 1914

At Ostend

Lat 51.24, Long 2.90

[At single anchor Outer Roads Ostend]

am: One third armament manned, cable buoyed and ready to slip and steam on engines throughout the day.

5.50am: HMS “Tartar” came alongside for oil.

am: Employed painting upperworks and chipping paint throughout ship.

10.20am: Hoisted out picket boat.

0.15pm: HMS “Tartar” cast off.

4.30pm: Belgian SS Princess Clementine [Princesse Clementine] came alongside. Embarked from ditto 1 12 pounder field gun and limber and ammunition complete.

4.45pm: Ditto cast off.

6.45pm: Hoisted in picket boat.

7.40pm: Darkened ship.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Fresh Beef Received: 710 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1605.3 tons, Oil 338 tons]

[Weather fine, barometric pressure relatively high, noon temperature 72F]


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30 August 1914

At Ostend

Lat 51.24, Long 2.90

[At single anchor Outer Roads Ostend]

am: One third armament manned, cable buoyed and ready to slip and steam on engines throughout the day.

5.0am: Hoisted out picket boat and sent ditto to assist disembarkation Officer.

8.45am: Arrived French transport “Ceylon”.

10.10am: Divisions. 10.40am: Divine Service.

10.45am: Arrived French transport “Virginie”.

11.0am: Transports disembarking Belgian troops.

Noon: Sailed transport “Ceylon”.

2.45pm: Sailed transport “Virginie”.

4.30pm: Quarters.

7.40pm: Darkened ship.

[Misty almost all day, noon temperature 70F, sea temperature 66F]


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31 August 1914

From Ostend to Plymouth

Lat 51.24, Long 2.90

[At single anchor Outer Roads Ostend]

am: One third armament manned, cable buoyed and ready to slip and steam on engines.

Draught forward 29’ 7”, Draught aft 29’ 5”.

7.25am: Manned all seaward guns.

7.30am: Hoisted out boats.

9.40am: Landed working party to assist at embarkation.

9.55am: Shortened in to 3 shackles.

0.30pm: Tug “Robust” came alongside with ammunition, equipment and stores.

1.45am: Tug cast off.

pm: Employed stowing stores and ammunition. Picket boats away mine sweeping.

5.25pm: Tug “Carron” came alongside with ammunition and stores.

6.15pm: Ditto cast off.

7.30pm: Belgian SS “Princess Clementine” alongside. Embarked for passage 15 Officers, 645 NCOs and men of Royal Marines.

8.0pm: “Princess Clementine” cast off. Hoisted in boats. Darkened ship.

8.30pm: Weighed - Proceeded as requisite for leaving anchorage in company with Squadron.

10.2pm: Rounding South Middlekirk Buoy, Flag and [HMS] “Goliath” opened fire. Switched on search lights.

10.5pm: Ceased fire. Switched off lights Flag and “Goliath”.

10.46pm: Ostend Light S38E, 9.8 miles - Proceeded 7 knots towards West Hinder Light Vessel, altering course continually.



LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1914


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1 September 1914

From Ostend to Plymouth

Lat 50.60, Long -0.42

Midnight: Passed West Hinder Light Vessel. Shaped course S72W. One third armament manned.

2.45am: Altered course to N72E.

3.20am: Altered course S72W.

4.30am: “Prince George” parted company with Squadron.

4.45am: Sandettie Light Vessel abeam 3.1 miles.

5.50am: Altered course to N82W.

6.30am: Altered course to S78W.

6.50am: Varne Light Vessel S8E, 2.5 miles.

8.4am: Dungeness abeam 3 miles.

9.38am: Royal Sovereign Light Vessel abeam 0.8 miles.

9.40am: Parted company from Squadron. Shaped course N86W.

10.15am: Prayers.

am: Employed chipping paint throughout ship and as requisite.

0.42pm: Owers Light Vessel N4E, 3 miles. Unmanned armament except Shelter deck 12 pounders.

2.24pm: St Catherines N12E, 4.8 miles.

4.0pm: Quarters.

5.49pm: Portland N7W, 11.2 miles.

6.30pm: Deviation by sun 1 degree W.

7.30pm: Darkened ship.

9.51pm: Start [Point] N15E, 6 miles. Altered course N64W.

10.50pm: Altered course to N22W. Lighted ship.

11.25pm: Stopped. Answered challenges of Rame Head and Breakwater Fort and received permission to enter Plymouth Sound.

11.35pm: Proceeded 60 revs, course as requisite for passing through Swept Channel.

[Distance run through the water: 128 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1444.4 tons, Oil 338 tons]


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2 September 1914

At Plymouth

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19 [estimated]

0.3am: Rounded Breakwater Light House. Engines as requisite.

0.15am: Came to with Port anchor in 7.5 fathoms veered 6 shackles.

[At single anchor Plymouth Sound [Anchor Bearings]: Front Anchor Beacon S68E, Breakwater Beacon S4W, Breakwater Light House S68W]

5.15am: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite for entering Hamoaze.

6.2am: Secured alongside No 5 Wharf, Admiralty pilot in charge.

[Alongside No 5 Wharf]

6.15am: Disembarked marine force.

6.30am: Lighters came alongside.

7.0am: Hoisted out boats. Let fires die out. Employed disembarking stores, ammunition and equipment of landing force.

9.0am: Commenced coaling.

1.30pm: Completed coaling - Received 400 tons. Employed drawing stores, cleaning ship and as requisite.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 6.30am.

5.0pm: Employed drawing stores and as requisite.

[Distance run through the water: 154 miles]

[Fresh Beef Received: 702 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1000 lbs, Bread Received: 1400 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1439.1 tons, Oil 338 tons]


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3 September 1914

From Plymouth to Portland

Lat 50.18, Long -3.69

[Alongside No 5 Wharf]

Draught forward 29’ 9”, Draught aft 29’ 8”.

2.0am: Raised steam for 12 knots.

4.0am: Joined ship Lieutenant C Morford RM.

5.15am: Cast off. Proceeded as requisite for passing down to Plymouth Sound, Admiralty pilot in charge,

5.55am: Came to with Port bower in 7 fathoms veered 6 shackles.

[At single anchor Plymouth Sound [Anchor Bearings]: Front anchor Beacon S74E, Breakwater Beacon S3E, Breakwater Light House S69W]

6.40am: Lighter came alongside. Employed provisioning ship.

7.55am: Liberty men returned.

8.11am: Weighed. Engines as requisite. 8.18am: Proceeded 72 revs. Course as requisite for passing through West Entrance and Swept Channel. Manned one third armament.

9.0am: Reduced to 48 revs. 9.12am: Eddystone N88W 4.2 miles. Shaped course S67E.

11.45am: Altered course to N85E.

4.0pm: Quarters. Deviation by sun 0.25 degrees E.

5.23pm: Portland Light House N81E 7 miles. Course as requisite for passing Westward of Shambles and through Swept Channel to Portland Harbour.

5.43pm: Answered challenge and received permission to enter.

6.35pm: Passed through North Ship Channel.

6.48pm: Came to with Port bower in 9 fathoms veered 4 shackles. Banked fires at four hours notice. Found at anchor HMS Lord Nelson, 7th and 5th Battle Squadrons.

[At single anchor B Line Portland Harbour. [Anchor Bearings]: C Head N24E, Breakwater Light House N74E, D Head S32E]

9.0pm to 10.0pm: Exercised Search light control.

[Distance run through the water: 35 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: 11.51 Prawle Point N5W, 2 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1796.1 tons, Oil 338 tons]


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4 September 1914

At Portland

Lat 50.59, Long -2.44 [estimated]

[At single anchor B Line]

6.0am: Arrived USS “Tennesse” [Tennessee].

9.5am: Divisions - Prayers.

9.35am: Exercised General Quarters.

10.30am: Secured. Employed chipping paint throughout ship.

1.0pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am.

1.30pm: Landed Dockyard party. Employed as in forenoon.

4.0pm: Quarters.

4.30pm: Dockyard party returned.

5.15pm: Landed patrol. Joined ship 20 Stoker ratings and Surgeon G Ford RN. Discharged to Plymouth depot Surgeon B Cohen RNVR.

8.15pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Fresh Beef Received: 696 lbs, Vegetables Received: 2000 lbs, Bread Received: 1400 lbs]


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5 September 1914

At Portland

Lat 50.59, Long -2.44

[At single anchor B Line]

6.15am: Landed patrol.

8.30am: Tested lifebuoys - Correct.

1.0pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am.

4.0pm: Quarters.

8.0pm: Joined ship Assistant Paymaster LY Barnaby RNR.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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6 September 1914

At Portland

Lat 50.59, Long -2.44

[At single anchor B Line]

9.50am: Divisions.

10.30am: Held Divine Service.

1.0pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 6.0pm.

4.0pm: Quarters.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Weather fine, barometric pressure relatively high and steady, noon temperature 70F]


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7 September 1914

At Portland

Lat 50.59, Long -2.44

[At single anchor B Line]

6.0am: Sent recording party to [HMS] “Proserpine”.

9.5am: Divisions - Prayers.

am: Employed chipping paint throughout ship, drawing stores and as requisite.

Noon: Sailed USS “Tennesse” [Tennessee].

1.0pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 6.0pm.

6.55pm: Recording party returned.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Fresh Beef Received: 362 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1200 lbs, Bread Received: 374 lbs]


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8 September 1914

At Portland

Lat 50.59, Long -2.44

[At single anchor B Line]

am: Employed dismantling bridges and chipping paint throughout ship. Exercising divisional drills.

1.0pm: Special leave to recording party till 8.0pm.

1.30pm: Landed patrol.

7.45pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Fresh Beef Received: 333 lbs, Vegetables Received: 800 lbs, Bread Received: 700 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: 1729.3 tons, Oil 338 tons]


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9 September 1914

From Portland, Cruising

Lat 50.59, Long -2.44

[At single anchor B Line]

Draught Forward 29’ 7”, Draught aft 29’ 5”.

7.35am: Landed ship’s company for a route march.

11.0am: Landing party returned.

pm: Employed preparing for coaling and as requisite.

4.0pm: Raised steam for full speed.

4.5pm: Read Warrant No 70.

5.30pm: Employed hoisting in boats and preparing for sea.

8.10pm: Weighed - Engines as requisite.

8.44pm: Proceeded 60 revs in company with 5th and 7th Battle Squadrons.

8.55pm: Passed through East Ship Channel. Formed divisions line ahead.

9.0pm: Shambles Light Vessel S 3 miles.

9.30pm: Shaped course S60E, 12 knots. Ship darkened. One third armament manned.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1689.2 tons, Oil 451 tons]


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10 September 1914

From Portland, Cruising

Lat 50.82, Long -0.90

0.22am: St Catherine’s Light N12W 11.2 miles.

am: One third armament manned throughout the day.

5.16am: Beachy Head N 11.8 miles.

9.0am: Deviation by sun 0.5 degrees E.

9.10am: Dungeness Light House N38W 7.7 miles.

10.0am: Divisions - Prayers.

10.15am: Proceeded as requisite for carrying out tactical exercises.

am: Employed chipping paint throughout ship and as requisite. Exercised Divisional drills.

0.43pm: Discontinued tactical exercises.

2.30pm: Recommenced ditto.

4.0pm: Quarters - Exercised Physical drill.

4.35pm: Royal Sovereign Light Vessel N30E 7 miles.

4.50pm: Discontinued tactical exercises.

5.0pm: Shaped course N67W 8 knots.

7.0pm: Opened columns to 3 miles. Proceeded 10 knots.

7.30pm: Proceeded 8 knots. Darkened ship.

9.35pm: St Catherine’s Light N48W 27 miles.

[Distance run through the water: 149 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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11 September 1914

From Portland, Cruising

Lat 49.77, Long -4.33

Midnight: Altered course to N67W. Squadron parted company with 5th Battle Squadron.

1.30am: Altered course to W. Increased to 11 knots.

2.0am: St Catherine’s Light N34E 17.8 miles. One third armament manned throughout the day.

8.0am: Increased to 14 knots.

9.20am: Bolt Head N. Unrigged night defence.

10.0am: Divisions - Read Prayers.

am: Employed chipping paint throughout ship and as requisite. Exercised Divisional drills.

Noon: Altered course to N40W.

1.43pm: Lizard N70W 15 miles.

2.29pm: Reduced to 8 knots.

2.32pm: Stopped and as requisite St Anthony’s Point N10E 5 miles. HMS “Charybdis”. “Minerva” and “Talbot” closed Flag and communicated.

3.30pm: Cruisers proceeded to the East.

3.45pm: Captain repaired on board Flag.

4.0pm: Quarters.

4.30pm: Captain returned. Proceeded 60 revs, Course S35W. Squadron proceeding to patrol positions.

6.25pm: Stopped and as requisite. Rigged night defence.

6.30pm: Lizard Light N1W 11 miles.

7.0pm: Darkened ship. Engines as requisite for maintaining position.

9.46pm: Proceeded 36 revs Course N89E.

[Distance run through the water: 195 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[North westerly wind force 4 or 5 from noon onwards, weather fine. Noon temperature 66F, sea temperature 60F]


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12 September 1914

From Portland, Cruising

Lat 49.80, Long -5.13

Midnight: Altered course to N86E.

am: One third armament manned throughout the day.

2.48am: Eddystone N31E 17 miles.

3.20am: Proceeded as requisite. Spoke Admiralty Collier “Westbroke” No 294 for Portland.

4.35am: Eddystone N 13 miles. Stopped and as requisite for maintaining position.

6.0am: Employed cleaning ship. Unrigged night defence.

6.30am: Proceeded 60 revs, Course S89W.

10.30am: Proceeded as requisite. Spoke SS “Ravenstone” (Newcastle) Venice to Falmouth. 10.37am: Proceeded.

10.38am: Lizard Light House N6W 14 miles.

10.40am: Reduced to 36 revs, course N34W.

11.20am: Proceeded 24 revs and as requisite for maintaining position.

1.0pm: Boarded SS “Kawi” (Rotterdam) Java to Rotterdam.

3.0pm: Proceeded 60 revs, course N74W. Sounding every half hour.

4.0pm: Quarters - Rigged night defence.

6.0pm: Proceeded 24 revs and as requisite for maintaining position.

6.30pm: Ceased sounding.

7.5pm: Spoke SS “Prestonian” (Preston).

7.45pm: Proceeded 42 revs, course S75E. Darkened ship.

10.23pm: Lizard Light N 13 miles. 10.30pm: Altered course to N85E.

[Distance run through the water: 133 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[North westerly wind force 5 or 6 for most of day, with rain from noon onwards. Sea state rough in pm. Noon temperature 61F, sea temperature 60F]


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13 September 1914

From Portland, Cruising

Lat 49.73, Long -5.02

Midnight: Altered course to N80E.

am: One third armament manned throughout the day.

3.0am: Eddystone Light N37E 17.5 miles.

4.36am: Stopped and as requisite for maintaining position.

5.30am: Spoke “Nieuw Amsterdam” [Nieuw Amsterdam (1) listed here] Rotterdam to New York.

6.36am: Proceeded S89W, 60 revs. Unrigged night defence.

8.30am: Spoke barquentine “Thor” (Norwegian) St Helena to Hamburg and SS “Maryland” [there are several possibilities for the identity of this ship] Bruges to Baltimore. Proceeded as requisite.

9.23am: Lizard Light House N60W 22 miles.

9.58am: Stopped and as requisite. Received mail and [HMS] “Vengeance’s” mail and dispatched mail by No 7 TB [Torpedo Boat].

10.15am: Divisions. 10.30am: Held Divine Service. Proceeded 60 revs, course W.

Noon: Lizard Light House N19W, 11.3 miles. Spoke SS “Henri Elisa” Swansea to St Malo. Spoke SS “Mount Royal” (Liverpool) London to Montreal. Proceeded as requisite.

2.0pm: Stopped and as requisite for maintaining position. Communicating by signal with [HMS] “Goliath”.

3.20pm: Proceeded 10 knots, course as requisite for closing [HMS] “Prince George” and communicating by signal.

4.0pm: Quarters. Exercised Night defence Stations.

4.47pm: Lizard Light House N58E 8 miles, altered course to W. Rigged night defence.

6.25pm: Stopped and as requisite for maintaining position.

7.15pm: Proceeded 42 revs, course S70E.

7.26pm: Wolf Light N. Darkened ship.

8.0pm: Lizard Light N77E 19.2 miles.

10.14pm: Lizard Light N25E 11 miles.

10.50pm: Altered course to E.

[Distance run through the water: 134 miles]

[Magnetic Bearing and Distance: Lizard Light House N19W, 11.3 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[North westerly or westerly wind force 4 or 5 all day, with showers in evening]


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14 September 1914

From Portland, Cruising

Lat 49.69, Long -5.09

2.10am: Spoke Admiralty Collier “Eastford” [possibly this ship] Sheerness to Cardiff.

2.40am: Spoke Admiralty Collier “Trostan”.

3.20am: Spoke SS “Delagoa” [possibly this ship] from Stockholm.

3.45am: Spoke SS Aline Montreuil (French).

4.27am: Eddystone N14W 11 miles, altered course to S67W.

5.0am: Stopped and as requisite for maintaining position.

6.40am: Shaped course S79W, 60 revs. Employed cleaning ship.

7.30am: Altered course to S84W. Patrol guns manned throughout the day.

10.0am: Divisions - Prayers. Employed chipping paint throughout ship and as requisite. Exercised Divisional drills.

10.50am: Proceeded as requisite. Spoke Russian barque “Mont Rosa” Jamaica to Riga.

11.30am: Shaped course S70W, 60 revs.

0.10pm: Stopped and as requisite for maintaining position.

2.30pm: Shaped course N82W, 60 revs.

4.0pm: Quarters. Exercised Physical drill.

4.22pm: Longitude by sun 5 26 W.

5.10pm: Reduced to 36 revs. Secured gear on forecastle. 5.30pm: Proceeded 60 revs.

6.0pm: Proceeded 24 revs and as requisite for maintaining position.

7.5pm: Shaped course E, 36 revs. Darkened ship.

8.18pm: Lizard Light N52E 26 miles.

11.57pm: Lizard Light N10W 14.3 miles.

Midnight: Altered course to E.

[Distance run through the water: 126 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Wind force 5 or 6 all day, south westerly in am, with rain, north westerly in pm, with fine weather. Sea state rough from noon onwards, noon temperature 66F, sea temperature 60F]


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15 September 1914

From Portland, Cruising

Lat 49.72, Long -5.08

0.3am: Spoke SS “Salybia” London to West Indies.

1.0am: Spoke SS “Ashtabula” London to Sabine.

3.0am: Eddystone Light N29E 19 miles. Increased to 48 revs.

am: Patrol guns manned throughout the day.

4.30am: Eddystone Light N. Stopped and as requisite for maintaining position.

5.15am: Proceeded as requisite for closing [HMS] “Vengeance”. Sent mails to ditto.

6.15am: Proceeded as requisite for resuming patrol station. Employed cleaning ship.

6.47am: Shaped course N89W, 60 revs.

7.16am: Eddystone Light House N6E 19 miles.

9.45am: Lizard Light House N39W 18 miles.

10.0am: Divisions - Read Prayers. Employed chipping paint throughout ship and as requisite. Exercised Divisional drills.

10.56am: Stopped and as requisite. Received mail from TB No 9 and dispatched ditto.

11.13am: Proceeded N89W, 60 revs.

11.33am: Stopped and as requisite for maintaining position.

2.30pm: Shaped course N86W, 60 revs.

3.37pm: Lizard Light House N35E 19 miles.

4.0pm: Proceeded as requisite for speaking SS “Woodfield” (London) Broadstairs to St Nazaire. Quarters. Exercised Physical drill.

5.40pm: Spoke SS “Chicago” [Chicago (1) listed here] (Havre).

6.0pm: Spoke SS “Deerhound” (Fowey) Bilbao to London.

6.43pm: Wolf Light House N21E 15.5 miles. Shaped course S53E, 60 revs.

7.23pm: Wolf Light House N2E 18 miles, altered course to S86E, 36 revs. Darkened ship.

11.0pm: Spoke SS “San Valerio” [the subject of an article here] for Port Arthur.

11.32pm: Lizard Light N8W 15 miles, altered course to E.

[Distance run through the water: 140 miles]

[Magnetic Bearing and Distance: Lizard Light House N 15 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1300.5 tons, Oil 443.5 tons]


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16 September 1914

From Portland, Cruising and at Plymouth

Lat 50.39, Long -4.19 [estimated]

0.30am: Spoke “San Gregorio” [pictured here and in an article about another ship here] (London) bound W. Proceeded as requisite for closing ditto.

3.10am: Proceeded as requisite for resuming patrol line.

4.30am: Eddystone N 13 miles. Stopped and as requisite for maintaining position.

5.10am: Proceeded as requisite towards Eddystone.

6.18am: Answered challenges of Rame Head and Breakwater Fort and received permission to enter Plymouth Harbour. Proceeded as requisite for passing through Swept Channel. Two TBs sweeping ahead of ship.

8.25am: Passed through West Entrance. Unmanned patrol guns.

8.27am: Stopped and as requisite. Admiralty Pilot came on board.

8.45am: Captain Talbot of [HMS] “Majestic” came on board.

8.54am: Ditto left ship. Proceeded as requisite for passing up Hamoaze.

9.30am: Secured alongside No 8 Wharf Devonport. Let fires die out.

[Secured alongside No 8 Wharf, Devonport North yard]

10.0am: Commenced coaling.

2.45pm: Completed coaling. Received 540 tons.

pm: Joined ship 16 ratings. Employed cleaning ship. Party from Dockyard removing after part of net shelves.

4.15pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 6.30am.

[Distance run through the water: 65 miles]

[Fresh Beef Received: 703 lbs, Vegetables Received: 2000 lbs, Bread Received: 1400 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1818.4 tons, Oil 443.5 tons]


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17 September 1914

At Plymouth

Lat 50.39, Long -4.19

[No 8 Wharf Devonport North Yard]

Draught 29’ 10” forward, Draught 29’ 7” aft.

7.0am: Lighter came alongside.

am: Employed embarking ammunition and as requisite. Dockyard removing after part of net shelves.

10.45am: Lighter cast off.

11.0am: Raised steam for 14 knots.

pm: Employed drawing stores and as requisite.

3.0pm: Cast off. Proceeded as requisite for passing down Hamoaze to Plymouth Sound. Admiralty pilot in charge.

3.27pm: Came to with Port anchor in 8 fathoms veered 5.5 shackles.

[At single anchor Plymouth Sound [Anchor Bearings]: Breakwater Beacon S22E, Breakwater Light House S58W, Rame Cliff Beacon S77E]

4.0pm Quarters. Exercised Hands to night defence Stations.

7.30pm: Darkened ship.

[Fresh Beef Received: 755 lbs, Vegetables Received: 4000 lbs, Bread Received: 2100 lbs]


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18 September 1914

From Plymouth, Cruising

Lat 50.02, Long -4.51

0.40am: Shortened in. 1.0am: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite for passing West Entrance and through Swept Channel. Manned patrol guns.

2.27am: Eddystone W 5 miles. Shaped course S67E, 60 revs.

4.20am: Start Point N 4 miles. Stopped and as requisite for maintaining position.

5.45am: Spoke SS “Toward” Dover to Plymouth.

6.45am: Proceeded as requisite for patrolling to the Westward and intercepting vessels. Employed cleaning ship.

8.10am: Spoke SS “Sheerness” (Glasgow).

8.31am: Bolt Head N47E, 9 miles.

8.32am: Spoke SS “Ellaston” from Glasgow.

9.0am: Spoke SS “Fulmar” (Cork) Liverpool to Ghent.

9.15am: Spoke SS “City of Swansea” (Dublin) Barry to Cherbourg.

9.20am: Despatched mail by TBD “Bittern”.

9.30am: Divisions - Exercised General Quarters.

11.20am: Spoke SS “Pendion” [Pandion] (Cork) Liverpool to Ghent.

11.50am: Spoke SS “San Ricardo” [listed in article here] (London) Saline to Portland with oil fuel.

[As requisite for patrolling to the Westward]

1.8pm: Received service letter from TB No 108.

1.24pm: Spoke SS “Maine” [there are several possibilities for this ship] (Cardiff) Neath to Trouville. Employed chipping paint throughout ship and as requisite. Spoke SS “Barshaw” (London) Neath to Rouen. Exercising divisional drills.

3.21pm: Lizard N 4 miles.

4.30pm: Spoke SS “Etonian” (London) Galveston to London.

5.12pm: Lands End N35W, 5 miles.

6.0pm: Spoke Spanish SS Ganhurgarta Mendi [possibly Ganegorkorta-Mendi, listed here], Valencia to Newport.

7.0pm: Wolf Light House N33W, 5 miles. Turned to the Eastward and resumed patrol. Darkened ship.

9.34pm: Lizard Light N13E, 5 miles.

11.12pm: St Anthony’s Point N, 15 miles.

[Distance run through the water: 19 miles]

[Magnetic Bearing and Distance: Lizard N63W, 12 miles]

[North westerly wind force 4 in am, with fine weather, winds slightly lighter in afternoon, with rain. Noon temperature 65F, sea temperature 60F]


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19 September 1914

From Plymouth, Cruising

Lat 50.02, Long -4.68

[As requisite for patrolling to the Eastward]

0.25am: Spoke SS “Romaney” [possibly Romany] Portsmouth to Pembroke. Patrol guns manned throughout the day.

3.25am: Passed HM TBD Sunfish steering W.

3.28am: Eddystone N53W, 9.3 miles.

4.30am: Spoke SS “Queen Louise” [probably the ship mentioned here], Santa Rosalia to Falmouth.

4.40am: Spoke SS “Matharan” [probably Matheran], Southampton to Liverpool.

5.15am: Start Light House N, 4 miles. Stopped and as requisite for maintaining position.

6.50am: Resumed patrol to the Westward. Employed cleaning ship.

7.0am: Spoke SS “Saba”, from Susquehanna.

8.20am: Spoke SS “Sanda” (Glasgow).

8.23am: Bolt Head N50E, 7.5 miles.

9.37am: Eddystone N13W, 6 miles.

am: Spoke during the forenoon: SS “Savan” (London), Cardiff to London, SS “London Trader” Lanelly [Llanelli] to London, SS “Coral” [possibly this ship] (Glasgow) Ayr to Torquay, SS “Guelder Rose” (Liverpool) Liverpool to London.

1.0pm: Spoke SS “Treranion” [probably Trevanion] Barry to Southampton.

1.10pm: Spoke SS “Westdale” Cardiff to Southampton.

1.30pm: Spoke SS “Westmoor” Gibraltar to Falmouth.

2.36pm: Lizard Light House N 4 miles. Answered challenge.

3.20pm Spoke SS “Eastern Coast” Liverpool to London. Make and mend clothes.

4.0pm: Quarters - Exercised Physical drill.

4.15pm: Spoke SS “Elswick House” (Newcastle) Sharpness Dock to Southampton.

5.23pm: Lands End N10W, 5 miles. Answered Challenge of War Signal Station.

6.18pm: Wolf Light House N14W, 7 miles.

6.30pm: Stopped and as requisite for maintaining position.

7.0pm: Resumed patrol to the Eastward. Port engine stopped for readjustment. Darkened ship.

9.45pm: Spoke SS “Syric” Antwerp to Newport. Fired one round of blank to call attention of ditto to signals.

10.30pm: Spoke SS “Rotterdam” [probably Rotterdam 1908 listed here] Rotterdam to New York.

11.15pm: Lizard N, 3.4 miles.

11.45pm: Spoke Admiralty Collier “Herrington” steering W.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Magnetic Bearing and Distance: Lizard N83W, 21 miles]


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20 September 1914

From Plymouth, Cruising

Lat 49.80, Long -4.71

[As requisite for patrolling to the Eastward]

1.25am: Spoke SS “Novain” [probably Novian] (Liverpool) Southampton to Liverpool. Patrol guns manned throughout the day.

3.5am: Eddystone N, 6 miles. Spoke SS “Hadda” (Glasgow) London to Waterford.

4.50am: Start Light N, 4.2 miles. Stopped and as requisite for maintaining position. Employed cleaning ship.

6.20am: Proceeded.

[As requisite for patrolling to the Westward]

7.30am: Spoke Admiralty Collier “Skiddaw” No 7, SS “Greenland” Liverpool to Newhaven, SS “Cookham” from London, SS “Elmgrove” from Burntisland.

7.43am: Start Point N38E, 4.6 miles.

8.0am: Spoke SS “Tourmaline” (Glasgow) for London.

8.40am: Spoke SS “Kharsdale” Castro Uriadiales [Spain] to Middlesboro.

9.30am: Spoke SS “Allerwash” Pendennis to Hull.

9.40am: Spoke SS “Moorgate” [probably the ship listed as Tewkesbury (1) here] from Barry.

9.45am: Divisions.

10.7am: Eddystone N4W, 8.8 miles.

10.20am: Spoke Admiralty victualler “Coroni” E 182, Barry to Southampton.

10.30am: Divine Service.

0.10pm: Spoke SS “New Pioneer” Cardiff to Havre.

0.25pm: SS “Warner” [possibly this ship] Revs [?] to Southampton.

0.26pm: Spoke SS “City of Brussels” [possibly this ship] Belfast to Rotterdam. Stopped and boarded ditto.

1.16pm: Whilst coming up to leeward of “City of Brussels” to pick up boat the latter fell aboard of ship. Engines as requisite for clearing ships.

1.20pm: Ships cleared.

1.30pm: Lizard N69W, 13.7 miles.

1.47pm: Hoisted boat and proceeded on patrol, “City of Brussels” proceeded on voyage.

2.30pm: Received and despatched mails by TB No 99.

3.30pm: Lizard N43W, 2 miles.

4.0pm: Stopped and boarded Dutch SS “Callisto” Savannah to Rotterdam.

4.20pm: Spoke SS “Norwegian” New Orleans to London.

5.35pm: Lizard N52W, 2.2 miles.

6.0pm: Spoke SS “Treverlyn” [probably Trevelyan, possibly this ship] Admiralty Victualler E82 from Barry Docks.

7.20pm: Turned to the Eastward and proceeded on patrol. Wolf N29W, 9 miles.

9.30pm: Lizard Light N, 5.5 miles.

[Magnetic Bearing and Distance: Lizard N75W, 19 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Winds north westerly in am, north easterly in pm, force 3 to 4 all day, weather fine, noon temperature 58F, sea temperature 51F]


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21 September 1914

From Plymouth, Cruising

Lat 50.10, Long -4.10

am: Patrol guns manned throughout the day.

2.33am: Eddystone Light N, 6.7 miles.

4.20am: Spoke SS “Baron Minto” London to Barry.

4.35am: Spoke SS “Dungeness” [listed here] London to Belfast.

5.5am: Start Light N, 4 miles. Stopped and as requisite for maintaining position.

5.30am: Answered challenge of Prawle Point War Signal Station.

7.0am: Proceeded on patrol. Employed cleaning ship.

7.46am: Bolt Head N24E, 4.9 miles.

9.0am: Sighted Dutch SS “Ryndam” [Rijdam (Ryndam) (1) listed here] steering to the Eastward.

9.35am: Stopped and boarded ditto. Stopped and as requisite awaiting instructions by WT [Wireless Telegraph]. Eddystone N41W, 8.2 miles.

10.0am: Divisions. Read prayers. Employed chipping paint throughout ship and as requisite. Exercised Divisional drills.

11.30am: Sent armed guard on board “Ryndam”.

Noon: Resumed patrol to the Westward. “Ryndam” proceeded to Falmouth, Lieutenant J Thornton RNR in charge. Employed as in forenoon. Exercising divisional drills.

3.21pm: Lizard N, 2 miles. Answered challenged of War Signal Station.

4.0pm: Quarters - Exercised Physical drill.

5.15pm: Runnelstone Buoy N. Answered Challenge of Lands End War Signal Station.

5.30pm: Spoke SS “Mars” [there were a number of ships with this name - this is the most likely] Riverdesella [Ribadesella, northern Spain] to Swansea.

6.0pm: Stopped and as requisite for maintaining position.

7.5pm: Proceeded on patrol to the Eastward.

7.12pm: Wolf Light House N42E, 1.5 miles. Darkened ship.

9.47pm: Lizard N, 5.7 miles.

10.0pm: Man o war passed steaming W and challenged. Answered ditto. Spoke SS “Minnesota” [possibly Minnesota 1904 listed here] for Dublin.

11.0pm: Lizard N65W, 12.2 miles. Spoke SS “Mercutio” Torquay to Penzance and Admiralty vessel “Willow Branch” No 168 for Dublin.

[True Bearing and Distance: Eddystone N36W, 7.8 miles]


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22 September 1914

From Plymouth, Cruising

Lat 49.81, Long -4.57 [Long corrected from E to W]

0.30am: Spoke SS “Norfolk” [possibly one of these two ships] steering W.

1.35am: Passed barque “Michelet” Nantes. Patrol guns manned throughout the day.

2.26am: Eddystone Light N 7.5 miles.

4.50am: Start Point N, 4 miles. Stopped and as requisite for maintaining position. Answered challenge of Prawle Point War Signal Station.

6.58am: Proceeded on patrol to the Westward. Employed cleaning ship and as requisite.

8.0am: Bolt Head N35E, 5.3 miles.

8.30am: Spoke SS “Elswick Grange” Barry to Southampton.

9.50am: Eddystone N3W, 9.3 miles.

10.0am: Divisions - Prayers.

10.20am: Received and despatched mail by TB No 105.

10.25am: Spoke SS “Skipton Castle” [listed here] Sharpness dock to Ghent. Employed chipping paint throughout ship and as requisite. Exercised Divisional drills.

1150am: Spoke SS “Channel Trader” Lanelly [Llanelli] to London

Noon: Stopped and boarded SS “Sloterdyk” [Sloterdijk (1) listed here] New York to Rotterdam. Sent ditto into Plymouth in charge of Lieutenant Revington and armed guard. Employed as in forenoon. Exercised Divisional drills. Spoke SS “Beucleugh” [possibly Buccleuch, as there have been several ships of that name] to Plymouth and SS “Griqua” [listed here] Bombay to Hull.

2.45pm: Lizard Light House N8E, 2.5 miles. Answered Challenge of War Signal Station.

4.0pm: Quarters. Exercised Physical drill.

5.0pm: Runnelstone Buoy N10W, 1.5 miles. Answered Challenge of Lands End War Signal Station.

5.20pm: Proceeded full speed to close French mail steamer France.

5.35pm: Resumed patrol.

6.15pm: Lowered seaboat and communicated with Wolf Light House. Stopped and as requisite.

6.57pm: Wolf Light House S80W, 1.5 miles. Proceeded on patrol to the Eastward.

7.0pm: Darkened ship.

8.0pm: Spoke SS “Smeaton” Falmouth to Swansea.

8.55pm: Lizard Light House N, 3 miles.

[Magnetic Bearing and Distance: Dodman Point N14W, 17.5 miles]


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23 September 1914

From Plymouth, Cruising

Lat 50.27, Long -4.19

1.20am: Eddystone N3E, 7 miles. Spoke SS “Broadmoor” London to Liverpool and SS “Stoxoten” London to New Orleans. Patrol guns manned throughout the day.

4.50am: Start Point N, 4 miles. Stopped and as requisite for maintaining position.

5.55am: Spoke SS “Remataka” [possibly Rimutaka 1900 listed here] Liverpool to London.

6.20am: Proceeded on patrol to the Westward.

7.30am: Spoke French barque “Michelet” Falmouth to London. Employed cleaning ship.

8.0am: Stopped and boarded SS “Juno” (Bristol) Swansea to Rotterdam. Permitted ditto to proceed.

9.38am: Stopped and boarded Dutch SS “Ocean” New York to Rotterdam.

10.0am: Divisions. Read Prayers.

10.30am: Proceeded with prize in company for Plymouth Sound. Employed chipping paint throughout ship and as requisite.

11.16am: Answered challenges of Rame Head and Breakwater Fort.

0.25pm: Proceeded on patrol to the Westward. Examination steamer standing by prize.

1.16pm: Eddystone S56W. Employed as in forenoon. Exercising divisional drills.

3.50pm: Spoke Italian SS “Yilla” Genoa to London and SS “Cedar Branch” Liverpool to London and stopped and boarded SS “Lowther Castle” [Lowther Castle (3) listed here] Galveston to Havre. Fired one round of blank at latter to bring her to.

5.1pm: Proceeded on patrol, “Lowther Castle” proceeded on voyage. Quarters. Exercised Physical drill.

5.30pm: Lizard Light House N, 4 miles. Spoke SS “Missouri” [probably Missouri (3) listed here] bound West.

6.58pm: Lands End N43W. Darkened ship.

7.30pm: Proceeded on patrol to the Eastward.

9.35pm: Lizard Light N, 5 miles.

10.30pm: Spoke SS “Bedale” from Barry under Admiralty orders. Passed by American Hospital ship steering E.

[Magnetic Bearing and Distance: Rame Head N9W, 2.7 miles]

[Weather fine, barometric pressure relatively high and steady, noon temperature 68F, sea temperature 56F]


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24 September 1914

From Plymouth, Cruising

Lat 50.02, Long -4.62

1.23am: Stopped and boarded Dutch SS “Sommelsdyke” [Sommeldijke (2) listed here] New Orleans to Rotterdam.

3.6am: Proceeded with prize in company for Plymouth Sound.

3.53am: Eddystone N1W, 2 miles. Patrol guns manned throughout the day.

4.50am: Answered challenge of Rame Head.

5.0am: Breakwater Light N26E, 3.5 miles. Proceeded on patrol to the Eastward. Examination steamer standing by prize.

5.20am: Passed HMS “Amphitrite”. Challenged and received reply. Employed cleaning ship.

6.10am: Spoke SS “Hercules” [probably Hercules (1) listed here] (Amsterdam) Middlesbro [?, word off edge of page] to Fowey and Admiralty Supply ship “Baron Ardrossan” [Baron Ardrossan (3) listed here] for Plymouth.

7.30am: Bolt Head N21E, 5 miles. Turned to the Westward.

10.0am: Divisions - Prayers. Employed chipping paint throughout ship and as requisite. Exercised Divisional drills.

10.15am: Eddystone N7W, 6 miles. Spoke SS “Marquette” Baltimore to London and ordered her to lower aerial.

11.0am: Spoke SS “B~~~” [illegible] Newfoundland to London.

0.30pm: Received and despatched mails by TB [Torpedo Boat] No 107. Prize crews returned. Employed as in forenoon. Exercised Divisional drills. Spoke SS “Silver Sands” Monte Video to London, SS “Somerset” Liverpool to London and SS “Velere” Baltimore to London.

2.28pm: Lizard N4E. Answered challenge.

5.15pm: Spoke SS “Sestaro” [possibly Sestao, listed here] (Bilbao) Castro Udiales [Castro Urdiales] to Newport.

6.30pm: Wolf Light House S5W, 5 miles. Spoke Norwegian SS Tuma Halifax to London.

7.30pm: Turned to the Eastward. Darkened ship.

9.30pm: Lizard Light N, 2.5 miles.

pm: Joined ship Sub Lieutenant CA Shaw [though unclear when or where from].

[Number on sick list: 8]

[South easterly wind force 3 to 4 all day, weather fine]


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25 September 1914

From Plymouth, Cruising

Lat 50.00, Long -4.88

0.30am: Spoke SV “Carmania” [possibly Carmanian] Portsmouth to Cromarty.

1.40am: SS “Pandion” (Cork) Ghent for Belfast.

1.55am: Eddystone Light House N, 7 miles.

3.45am: Spoke SS “Rathlin” Belfast to Southampton. Patrol guns manned throughout the day.

4.50am: Stopped and as requisite for maintaining position. Start Point N, 4 miles.

7.0am: Stopped and boarded SS Wilis [listed here] Dutch, Gibraltar to Rotterdam. Permitted ditto to proceed on voyage.

7.20am: Answered challenge of Prawle Point. Employed cleaning ship.

7.40am: Proceeded on patrol to the Westward.

9.15am: Eddystone Light House N, 8 miles.

9.0am: Divisions - Read prayers. 9.15am: Exercised General Quarters.

10.5am: Spoke SS “Carnlea” and Admiralty Storeship “Floridian” [possibly this ship].

11.7am: Spoke SS “Heima” (British).

11.20am: Spoke Hospital Ship “Oxfordshire” Liverpool to Southampton.

0.15pm: Stopped and boarded Dutch SS “Noorderdyk” [Noorderdijk] Baltimore to Rotterdam. Ordered ditto to proceed to Falmouth.

1.0pm: Proceeded on patrol. “Noorderdyk” steering for Falmouth. Employed chipping paint throughout ship and as requisite. Exercised Divisional drill.

1.15pm: Spoke SS “Welsh Trader” to Invergordon.

1.20pm: Passed “Atlanta” (Glasgow).

2.25pm: Spoke “Spero” [possibly this ship] Barry Docks to Cherbourg. Spoke “Tummel” (Hull) Swansea to Le Tréport.

3.0pm: Answered challenge of Lizard N32W, 2.5 miles. Spoke SS “Kirklee” (Glasgow) Genoa to Falmouth.

4.0pm: Quarters. Exercised Physical Drill.

5.10pm: Spoke SS “Minnesota” Dublin to Nantes.

5.26pm: Spoke SS “Parthoma” Newfoundland to London.

6.0pm: Stopped. 6.30pm: Proceeded on patrol.

7.0pm: Wolf Light House S60W, 1.5 miles. Darkened Ship.

9.40pm: Lizard Light North 4 miles.

10.10pm: Exercised “Action”.

[Magnetic Bearing and Distance: Lizard N85W, 12.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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26 September 1914

From Plymouth, Cruising

Lat 49.80, Long -4.68

0.2am: Spoke SS “Shiptah” [probably Siptah, discussed here] Portsmouth to Liverpool.

0.45am: Spoke HMY [Yacht] “Hersilia” [mentioned here]

1.20am: Spoke SS “Domingo de Larrinaga” [the first ship of this name, listed here] to Liverpool.

1.50am: Spoke SS “Ronda” Hull to Liverpool.

3.0am: Eddystone N52.5W.

4.45am: Stopped. Start Point Light N, 4 miles.

5.15am: Spoke SS “Aristo” Hull to Bombay. Patrol guns manned throughout the day.

6.55am: Proceeded on patrol to the westward.

7.25am: Answered challenge of Prawle Point. Employed cleaning ship.

7.55am: Bolt Head N42E, 8.2 miles.

8.45am: Aired night clothing. Cleaning ship.

9.8am: Spoke SS “Peninsula” Lisbon to London

9.20am: Received and despatched per TB 108.

0.15pm: Spoke SS “Beck Frères” (Dunkerque) Newport to Dunkerque.

0.50pm: Spoke SS “Queen” (Glasgow) from Holyhead.

1.10pm: Spoke SS “Plover” (Portreath) from Swansea.

1.20pm: Spoke SS “Annie” [possibly this ship] (West Hartlepool) Porthcawl to Tyne.

2.8pm: Lizard N71W, 7.8 miles. Make and mend clothes. Spoke SS “Briez” (St Brieuc) Cardiff to Weymouth.

3.39pm: Lizard N26W, 2 miles. Spoke SS “Skrein” [Skreien] Norwegian, Viborg to Southampton. Spoke SS “Edenside” Barry Head to Felixstowe.

4.0pm: Quarters. Exercised fire stations.

4.10pm: Passed Admiralty Supply Ship “Lord Tredgear” [Lord Tredegar] bound E.

5.0pm: Passed “Solway Prince”.

5.20pm: Spoke [SS] “The Princess” (Glasgow) Glasgow to Tyne.

5.50pm: Answered challenge of Land’s End WSS [War Signal Station].

5.57pm: Spoke “Charles le Cour” Nantes to Cardiff. Spoke “Cormorant” (Cork) Liverpool to Antwerp.

6.0pm: Runnelstone Buoy N10W, 1.3 miles. Spoke “Solway Prince” (Harwich).

6.20pm: Spoke SS “Mackinaw” (Liverpool) Philadelphia to London.

6.30pm: Spoke SS “Lestris” (Cork) Liverpool to Rotterdam and ordered her to proceed to Falmouth for orders. Last seen proceeding to ditto.

7.0pm: Wolf N62W 11 miles. Turned to Eastward. Darkened Ship.

8.18pm: HMS “King Alfred” passed steering E.

9.0pm: Boarded SS “Bretagne” [possibly this ship, though there are several possibilities] for Cherbourg and ordered her to proceed.

9.35pm: Spoke SS “Galileo” (Hull) New York to Hull.

10.25pm: Lizard N48W, 8.5 miles.

11.30pm: Spoke SS “Sorata” [probably Sorata (2) listed here] (Liverpool) London to Liverpool.

11.45pm: Spoke SS “Etonian” (Hull) London to Cardiff.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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27 September 1914

From Plymouth, Cruising

Lat 49.95, Long -4.83

0.30am: Spoke SS “Tees Trader” [probably this ship] London to Dublin

0.39am: Spoke SS “Bendu” London to Bristol. Patrol guns manned throughout the day. Spoke SS “Calipso” [probably Calypso, probably this ship] Dover to Archangel (Russian Refugees).

4.20am: Spoke SS “Aro” (London) Dover to Liverpool.

5.30am: Start Point N, 4 miles. Stopped and as requisite for maintaining position.

6.30am: Proceeded on patrol to the Westwards at 10 knots. Employed cleaning ship. Answered challenge of Prawle Point War Signal Station.

7.45am: Spoke SS “Nikum” [?] (Liverpool) Matanzas Cuba to London.

8.45am: Eddystone N, 8 miles.

8.55am: Spoke SS “Yangoon” [possibly Rangoon] (Glasgow) Fleetwood to London.

9.35am: Passed Admiralty Collier 61.

10.0am: Divisions. 10.45am: Divine Service. Spoke Steam Trawler “Ozama” Cardiff to Lowestoft.

10.20am: Spoke SS “San Eduardo” [listed in article here] Tabasso [?] to Dover (Fuel Oil for Governmentt). Spoke SS “Ethel Hilda” [probably Ethelhilda listed here] Queenstown to Antwerp.

10.57am: Spoke SS “Minnetonka” London to New York.

0.45pm: Spoke SS “Pearl” (Glasgow) Glasgow to Bruges.

0.55pm: Spoke Collier 165 Treasury, Barry Docks to Southampton.

1.20pm: Spoke SS Letece [?] (Rouen) Swansea to Rouen.

2.0pm: Stopped and as requisite. Lizard N19E, 4 miles.

2.25pm: Proceeded on patrol to the Westward at 7 knots.

3.46pm: Spoke “Jane Slade” (Fowey) [schooner pictured here] Fowey to Duncross.

4.0pm: Quarters.

5.5pm: Runnelstone Buoy N, 3 miles.

5.45pm: Stopped and as requisite for maintaining position. Wolf Rock Light House N, 1 mile.

6.40pm: Proceeded on patrol to the Eastward at 9 knots. Spoke SS “Austrian” [possibly the ship listed here] Alexandria to Liverpool.

7.0pm: Darkened Ship. 7.45pm: Rigged Night Defence.

8.15pm: Manned one third of armament.

9.25pm: Reduced to 6 knots. 9.28pm: Lizard Light N40E, 3.4 miles.

10.15pm: SS “Ardmore" Plymouth to Cork.

10.45pm: Stopped and boarded SS Sophie H (Rotterdam) Rotterdam to New York (General - Iron Ore).

[Magnetic Bearing and Distance: Lizard Light House N70W, 14 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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28 September 1914

From Plymouth, Cruising

Lat 49.93, Long -5.11

0.30am: Sent Lieutenant Revington with prize crew on board “Sophie”. “Sophie” proceeded for Falmouth. Proceeded on patrol to the Eastward, 39 revs.

2.30am: Spoke “Topaze” [probably “Topaz”, possibly this ship] of Glasgow.

6.0am: Eddystone N, 6.3 miles. Proceeded 60 revs, course as requisite for maintaining position.

6.30am: Proceeded on patrol to the Westward, 60 revs. Hands cleaning ship.

7.15am: Unmanned and Unrigged Night Defence. Patrol guns manned throughout day.

8.5am: Spoke SS “Largo Law” (Glasgow) Avonmouth to London.

8.30am: Spoke SS “Olga” [possibly this ship] (Thuro) [Thurso or Truro?] Liverpool to Teignmouth.

9.10am: Spoke and boarded SS “Tiverton” (London) Galveston to Havre.

9.50am: Divisions. Prayers. Divisional drills. Chipping and as requisite.

10.55am: Received and despatched mails from TB 107.

11.15am: Continued patrol at slow speed.

11.18am: Answered challenge of Lizard Point.

11.40am: Passed HMS “Undaunted” steering East.

Noon: Spoke SS “Bethoven” Rouen to Avonmouth.

1.5pm: Lizard Light House N, 2 miles.

1.30pm: Passed SS “Fremona” (Dundee).

1.32pm: Passed SS “Siptah” (Swansea). Hands chipping paint, painting and as requisite.

2.0pm: Spoke SS “Ilaro” (London) Liverpool to Rotterdam. Exercised control parties.

2.10pm: Passed SS “Trewellard” (E 1208) [probably the ship listed as Trewellard (2) here].

3.0pm: Increased to 8 knots.

4.0pm: Quarters. Rigged Night Defence.

4.30pm: Spoke SS “Hoogerzandi” [probably “Hoogezand”](Groningen) Rio Grande do Sule [Sul] to Falmouth.

5.0pm: Spoke SS “Diomed” Liverpool to Amsterdam.

5.27pm: Reduced to 6 knots. Runnelstone Buoy N, 1 mile.

5.50pm: Spoke SS “Nordboen” (Danish) to Port Talbot.

6.45pm: Wolf Light House N, 1 mile. Proceeded on patrol to the Eastward at 6.5 knots, S70E.

7.30pm: Night Defence Stations.

7.50pm: Spoke SS “Akabo” [listed here] Plymouth to Liverpool.

9.20pm: Spoke SS “Norwood” Havre to Barry.

10.40pm: Spoke SS “Oriole” London to Troon.

11.0pm: Lizard Light N, 4 miles.

[Magnetic Bearing and Distance: Lizard Light House N47W, 4.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Weather overcast, noon temperature 61F, sea temperature 56F]


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29 September 1914

From Plymouth, Cruising

Lat 49.93, Long -5.21

0.30am: Spoke SS “Hendon” (London) to Newfoundland.

3.20am: Spoke SS “Anglian” Boston to London.

3.50am: Spoke SS “Raloo” from Newport.

5.10am: Spoke SS “Navakoe and Roqois” [unclear whether this is one ship or two - there was an SS Navajo and several ships called Iroquois] New York to London.

6.0am: Eddystone N,7 miles. Set Course N87W. Proceeded on patrol, 10 knots.

6.50am: Spoke SS “Kanawah” [probably Kanawha] (Liverpool) Halifax NS [Nova Scotia] to London.

6.30am: Unmanned and unrigged night defence. Manned patrol guns throughout the day. Cleaning ship.

7.47am: Spoke SS “Llanthony Abbey” (Newport) Cardiff to Antwerp.

9.30am: Spoke SS “Rockpool” (Hartlepool) Montreal to Hull.

10.0am: Divisions and Prayers. Hands chipping paintwork and painting. Divisional drills. Spoke SS “Rockpool” (Hartlepool) Montreal to Hull.

11.15am: Lizard Light House N, 2.5 miles. Stopped and as requisite for maintaining position.

11.30am: Spoke SS “Foreic” [probably Foreric] New York to London.

2.20pm: Proceeded on patrol 8 knots. Hands painting and chipping paintwork. Spoke SS “San Hilario” Sabine to London.

4.0pm: Spoke SS “Bintang” (Kobenhavn) [Copenhagen]) Copenhagen to London. Boarded same and ordered to proceed. Quarters.

4.20pm: Spoke SS “Harberton" (London) Port Talbot to London.

4.44pm: Spoke SS “Stream Fisher” (Barrow) Barry to Welshpool.

5.25pm: Spoke SS “Carrowdore” (Belfast) Dublin to London.

6.10pm: Wolf Rock Light House N, 1 mile. Stopped and as requisite for maintaining position.

6.15pm: Rigged Night Defence.

7.0pm: Proceeded on patrol S70E, 6.5 knots.

7.30pm: Spoke SS “Bhamo” [probably Bhamo (2) listed here] (Glasgow) Rangoon to Avonmouth.

8.15pm: Manned Night Defence.

11.35pm: Lizard Light House N, 3.5 miles, altered course S87E. Spoke SS “Royal Transport” London to Cardiff.

Midnight: Spoke SS “Philadelphian” (Liverpool) Baltimore to Havre.

[Magnetic Bearing and Distance: Lizard Light House N18E, 2.25 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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30 September 1914

From Plymouth, Cruising or at C [Sea]

Lat 49.93, Long -5.05

2.0am: Patrolling at 6.5 knots S87E.

5.15am: Eddystone N, 7 miles. As requisite for maintaining position.

6.0am: Proceeded on patrol N87W, 7 knots.

6.30am: Unmanned Night Defence. Patrol Guns manned throughout the day.

7.15am: Spoke SS “Bergenhus” Manchester to London in ballast.

7.30am: Unrigged Night Defence.

8.0am: Received and despatched mails from TB 108. Lieutenant Revvington [Revington] and prize crew rejoined ship. Discharged one AB [Able Seaman] to Hospital.

8.55am: Spoke and boarded Dutch SS “Veghtstroom” Bristol to Amsterdam. Ordered to proceed.

9.5am: Spoke SS “City of Lucknow” (Transport 812).

10.15am: Divisions and Prayers. Divisional drills. Deflection teacher, chipping and painting and as requisite.

11.20am: Spoke SS “Musketeer” (Manchester). Passed Red Cross Hospital Ship (American).

11.40am: Passed SS Marie Suzanne (London) and SS “Petit Jean” [possibly this ship]. Spoke SS “Saint Rogatien” (Nantes) Ghent to Caleta Buenta [Buena]. Ordered her to Falmouth for orders.

1.15pm: Spoke SS “Gloxinia" Gibraltar to Barry Docks.

1.20pm: Spoke SS “Gyula” Barry Docks to Havre.

1.45pm: Lizard N, 2.5 miles. As requisite for maintaining position.

2.0pm: Spoke SS “City of Bombay” [City of Bombay (1) listed here] Calcutta to London.

2.16pm: Proceeded on patrol N54W, 10 knots.

2.50pm: Spoke SS “Baltzer V Platene” [?] (Sweden). Referred to [HMS] “Majestic”.

3.5pm: Spoke SS “Rotti” [Rotti (1) listed here] Amsterdam to Cardiff. Hands employed as in forenoon.

4.0pm: Quarters. Spoke SS “Ramore Head” [Ramore Head (1) listed here] Swansea to Rotterdam.

4.40pm: Spoke SS “Salva” Swansea to Havre.

5.20pm: Spoke SS “Doulair” [?] Lundswall [?] to Southampton.

6.10pm: Spoke and boarded SS “Zeeland” (Rotterdam) Swansea to Rotterdam.

6.30pm: Spoke SS “Caledonia” [possibly Caledonia (3) listed here] (Liverpool) Liverpool to Southampton. Proceeded S54E, 7 knots. Runnelstone N20W, 2.5 miles.

7.35pm: Passed HMS Audacious steering West.

8.40pm: Spoke SS “Twickenham” Calais to Avonmouth. Spoke SS “Karkark” Southampton to Dublin.

9.15pm: Spoke SS “Novian” (transport) Liverpool to Southampton.

10.0pm: Altered course S87E.

10.45pm: 6.5 knots. Lizard N, 4.5 miles.

[Magnetic Bearing and Distance: Lizard Light House N60W, 6 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]



LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1914


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1 October 1914

From Plymouth, Cruising

Lat 49.93, Long -4.98

0.20am: Spoke SS “Parthenia” London to Manchester.

0.45am: Spoke SS “Turcoman” [listed here and mentioned in article here] Liverpool to Southampton.

3.5am: Spoke SS “Dungeness” London to Greenock.

4.10am: Spoke SS “Harlyn” (London). Patrol guns manned throughout the day.

5.0am: Eddystone N17E, 7 miles. As requisite for maintaining position.

6.0am: Proceeded on patrol N87W, 4 knots.

7.15am: Increased to 6 knots. Cleaning Ship.

9.50am: Divisions and prayers. Spoke SS “Ren” (Lyngor) Manchester Ship Canal to Boston (England).

10.5am: Passed Admiralty Collier 118, SS “Balham”. Hands chipping paintwork - painting. Tubes Crews, Control parties, ammunitions supply parties exercised.

10.25am: Spoke SS “Olivine” (Glasgow) Swansea to London.

10.50am: Spoke SS “Watermouth” (Cardiff) Dunkerque to Barry Docks.

11.18am: Spoke SS “Haralda” [?] (Cork) Glasgow to Antwerp.

11.20am: Passed Admiralty Collier 131, SS “Thames” [probably this ship].

11.40am: Stopped and boarded SS “Soestdyk” [Soestdijk (1) listed here] (Dutch) (Rotterdam) Boston and Philadelphia to Rotterdam. Grain and Flour.

0.15pm: Sent Mr Horne and prize crew on board to take SS “Soestdyk” to Plymouth. Proceeded.

0.30pm: Spoke SS “Aline Montreux” [Aline Montreuil] Cardiff to Honfleur.

1.20pm: Spoke SS “Mascot” (Christiania) Gotthenburg [Gothenburg] to Teignmouth.

1.45pm: Hands fall in for quarterly payment.

2.50pm: Lizard N, 2 miles. Answered challenge of Lizard War Signal Station, altered course N54W, 10 knots. Hands chipping paintwork and as requisite.

3.0pm: Spoke SS “Marmion” (West Hartlepool) Baltimore to Falmouth. Spoke SS “Rivulet” (London) Tenareda to Grimsby.

3.45pm: Spoke SS “Orne” (Tourville [Trouville]) Barry Docks to Tourville [sic].

4.0pm: Quarters.

4.10pm: Spoke SS “Artois” [possibly - maybe this ship] (Caen) Cardiff to Caen. Spoke SS “Gunnar” (Trondjheim) Troon to Rouen.

5.0pm: Answered challenge of Lands End War Signal Station.

5.5pm: Runnelstone Buoy N, 1 mile. As requisite for maintaining position.

5.30pm: Passed SS “Potsdam” [possibly this ship] proceeding to Falmouth. Red Ensign over Dutch Ensign.

6.25pm: Altered course SSE 7.5 knots.

6.10pm: Spoke SS “Claudio” Aguilas [?] to Cardiff.

6.55pm: Altered course S70E, 6 knots.

9.30pm: Spoke SS “Crown Point” London to Halifax.

9.40pm: Spoke SS “Cape Corso” London to New York.

10.40pm: Increased to 6.5 knots. 10.55pm: Altered course S87E.

11.0pm: Answered challenge of Lizard War Signal Station.

[Magnetic Bearing and Distance: Lizard Light House N65W, 8 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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2 October 1914

From Plymouth, Cruising or at C

Lat 49.96, Long -4.94

Midnight: Signalled to Steamer to Stop. Fired 1 round of blank and 1 round 12 pounder shell across bows and steamer “Newark” hove to. Sent boat and boarded her and brought the Captain (Perrin) back to ship. Sent Captain back to ship and ordered her to proceed. Cardiff to Havre.

1.0am: Proceeded N87E, 8 knots.

1.15am: Spoke SS “Thistleban” (Sunderland) Gibraltar to Falmouth.

1.20am: Spoke SS “Menomeni” [Menominee - details here under Alexandra 1897 / Menominee 1898] New York to London.

2.10am: Spoke SS “Awanmore” [possibly mis-spelling of “Swanmore] (Liverpool) to Liverpool.

2.18am: Spoke SS “Rathlin” London to Belfast.

4.30am: “City of Chester” [probably - maybe this ship] passed.

5.5am: Eddystone N, 7 miles. As requisite for maintaining position at 10 knots. Cleaning ship.

6.0am: Altered course N87W, 5 knots and proceeded on patrol.

7.15am: SS “Castleton” (Admiralty Collier 223) passed.

9.0am: Received and dispatched mails per TB 107.

9.45am: Divisions and Prayers. 10.0am: Exercised General Quarters.

10.20am: SS Norburn Admiralty Collier 237 passed.

10.30am: Spoke SS “Anglo Australian” Baltimore to London.

11.5am: Secured from General Quarters. Patrol guns manned throughout the day.

11.20am: Spoke SS “Princess Thyra” (Glasgow) Swansea to Hull.

11.35am: Passed SS “Zena Dare” of Swansea.

Noon: Passed SS “Matheran” (Liverpool) bound for Southampton.

0.15pm: Spoke SS “Ootmassum” [Ootmarsum] Amsterdam to Cardiff.

0.20pm: Spoke SS “Eppleton” Barry Docks to London.

0.50pm: Passed SS “Tokushima Maru” (Japanese) steering E.

1.25pm: SS “Thistledown” Baltimore to London.

1.40pm: Answered challenge of Lizard War Signal Station.

2.0pm: Passed SS “Otaki” (Plymouth) London to Avonmouth.

2.10pm: Passed Danish Barquentine “Thor” [mentioned in an account here] bound for Frederickshaven.

2.15pm: Spoke SS “Folda” (Leith) Cardiff to Havre.

2.20pm: Spoke SS “Lutece” Rouen to Swansea. Hands chipping paintwork and divisional drills.

2.25pm: Increased to 10 knots.

2.45pm: Lizard NE, 2.75 miles, altered course N54W.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters.

4.40pm: Answered challenge of Land’s End.

5.10pm: Spoke SS “Strathnairn” (Glasgow) New York to Glasgow. Spoke SS “Arosa” (Villagarcia) Genoa to Cardiff.

5.20pm: Spoke SS “Calliope” [there were several ships of this name at this time] Dartmouth to Gottenburg.

6.10pm: Course S0E [?]. 6.25pm: Stopped Port Engine. Starboard Engine 54 revs. 6.33pm: Altered course S57E.

8.10pm: 50 revs.

9.30pm: Spoke SS “Bengali” (Liverpool) Hull to Liverpool.

10.10pm: Altered course S87E.

10.45pm: Spoke SS “Rosario” [possibly this ship] (West Hartlepool) Montreal to Hull.

10.50pm: Answered challenge of Lizard War Signal Station.

[Magnetic Bearing and Distance: Lizard Light House N74W, 10 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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3 October 1914

From Plymouth, Cruising or at C

Lat 49.80, Long -4.75

1.5am: Spoke SS “Brodrick” [possibly Broderick] London to Liverpool.

1.14am: Spoke SS “Eemdijk” Rotterdam to New York.

2.20am: Spoke SS “Lord Lonsdale” San Francisco to Dunkerque via Plymouth (for orders).

5.0am: Eddystone N, 7 miles. As requisite for maintaining position at 8 knots.

6.30am: Proceeded on patrol N87W, 6 knots. Patrol guns manned throughout the day. Cleaning Ship.

7.0am: Passed “Demosthenes” of Aberdeen bound for Plymouth with troops onboard.

8.20am: Collier 176 “Kildonan” passed.

9.45am: Spoke SS “Eumaeus” for Swansea.

10.0am: Spoke SS “Pandion” Glasgow to Ghent.

11.0am: Spoke SS “Yeoman” Manchester to London.

11.5am: Spoke SS “Nora Esmie” for London.

2.0pm: Lizard Light House N, 2.5 miles.

2.40pm: Spoke SS “Competitor” Montreal to London. Fired one round of blank to bring ditto to.

2.42pm: Spoke SS “Adamant” (Glasgow) Galveston to Falmouth.

3.40pm: Spoke SS “Fraternité” for Rouen. Make and mend clothes.

4.0pm: Quarters - Exercised Physical drill.

4.50pm: Answered Challenge of Lands End Signal Station.

5.55pm: Stopped and boarded SS “Cormé” (Spanish) Bilbao to Cardiff. Permitted ditto to proceed.

5.45pm: Runnelstone Buoy N, 1.5 miles.

6.30pm: Proceeded as requisite for patrolling to the Eastward. Darkened ship.

6.42pm: Wolf Light House N33W, 2 miles.

10.24pm: Lizard Light House N20E, 3.5 miles.

10.36pm: Passed SS “Samland” [listed here] and SS “Michegan” [presumably Michigan, though there were a number of ships with this name at this time] bound West.

[Magnetic Bearing and Distance: Lizard Light House N77W, 17 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Weather overcast, barometric pressure relatively high and stable, noon temperature 61F, sea temperature 57F]


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4 October 1914

From Plymouth, Cruising

Lat 49.96, Long -4.78

am: Patrol guns manned throughout the day.

2.45am: Spoke SS “Bawean” Rotterdam to New York.

5.15am: Eddystone N, 7.5 miles. Proceeded as requisite for maintaining position, 48 revs.

6.45am: Proceeded as requisite for resuming patrol to the Westward, 42 revs.

7.30am: Received and despatched mail per TB No 108.

8.20am: Stopped and boarded Dutch SS “Trina”.

9.40am: Despatched ditto to Plymouth in charge of Sub Lieutenant CA Shaw and prize crew.

9.45am: Proceeded on patrol. 10.5am: Divisions.

10.13am: Eddystone N43E, 14.5 miles.

10.45am: Held Divine Service.

11.25am - 11.30am: Spoke British SS “City of Liverpool” [possibly the ship mentioned here for 18 August 1915], SS “Veda” and SS “Sheerness”.

1.45pm: Lizard Light House N19E, 3.5 miles. Proceeded 60 revs.

2.0pm: Spoke SS “Minnehaha” New York to London.

2.37pm: Spoke Danish Barquentine “Ansger” [possibly Ansgar listed here] Argentine to Antwerp.

3.32pm: Spoke SS “Eagle Point” Liverpool to Rotterdam.

3.50pm: Answered challenge of Lands End Signal Station.

4.0pm: Quarters. Passed Admiralty Collier “Thames” No 131 bound West.

4.15pm: Runnelstone Buoy N, 1.5 miles.

5.35pm: Wolf N 1 mile. Stopped and as requisite for maintaining position.

6.30pm: Proceeded on patrol to the Eastward, 36 revs.

8.0pm: Darkened ship.

9.25pm: Passed HMS “Ajax” bound West. Challenged and received reply.

10.0pm: Lizard Light House NE, 5 miles.

[Magnetic Bearing and Distance: Lizard Light House N73W, 16 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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5 October 1914

From Plymouth, Cruising

Lat 49.92, Long -5.12

am: Patrol guns manned throughout the day.

3.30am: Spoke SS “Grive” from London.

5.15am: Eddystone N, 7 miles. Stopped and as requisite for maintaining position.

6.15am: Proceeded as requisite for resuming patrol to the Westward, 36 revs. Employed cleaning ship.

am: Spoke SS “Whimbrel” Manchester to Rotterdam. SS “Monarch” [there were several ships of this name at this time], “Forward”, “Lady Gertrude Cochrane”, “Exmoor” and “Fulmar”.

8.20am: Proceeded 48 revs.

9.15am: Spoke SS “Brookly” [possibly Brooklyn] Montreal to Hull.

9.40am: Increased to 60 revs.

9.45am: Divisions - Read Prayers. Employed chipping paint throughout ship and as requisite. Exercised Divisional drills.

10.0am: Dodman Point N4W, 16 miles.

11.10am: Proceeded slow.

11.50am: Spoke SS “Liverpool” Gibraltar to Falmouth.

Noon: Answered Challenge of Lizard War Signal Station.

0.30pm: Stopped.

1.50pm: Spoke SS “Graen Handel” [probably Graanhandel] Archangel to London.

1.52pm: Passed Admiralty Collier “Ludworth” No 82 bound E. Employed as in forenoon. Exercised Divisional drills.

2.9pm: Lizard Light House N33E 4.5 miles. Proceeded on patrol 60 revs.

2.18pm: Spoke SS “Socrates” [possibly the ship listed here] Liverpool to Middlesboro.

3.15pm: Spoke SS “Pennine Range” Baltimore to Havre.

4.0pm: Quarters. Runnelstone Buoy N30W, 3 miles. Answered challenge of Lands End War Signal Station.

4.28pm: Spoke SS “Californian” [there were several ships of this name at this time] San Francisco to London.

4.52pm: Spoke SS “Ventnor” Philadelphia to Falmouth.

5.43pm: Spoke SS “Baku Standard” Texas to Portland.

5.50pm: Wolf Light House N, 1.5 miles. Stopped and as requisite for maintaining position.

6.30pm: Proceeded on patrol to the Eastward, 36 revs. Darkened ship.

8.15pm: Rigged night defence.

9.0pm: Manned One third armament.

10.0pm: Spoke SS Leo [there are several possibilities for this ship] “Rotterdam” to New York.

10.30pm: Lizard Light House N23E, 5 miles. Proceeded 42 revs, Zig zagging two points either side of course.

[Magnetic Bearing and Distance: Lizard Light House N36W, 4.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]


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6 October 1914

From Plymouth, Cruising

Lat 49.97, Long -5.59

1.20am: Spoke SS “Gloria” [just possibly this ship] Hull to Galverston [presumably Galveston].

1.35am: Spoke SS “Hidalgo” Hull to Alexandria.

3.47am: Eddystone N51E.

4.0am: Turned to Westward and continued patrol zig-zagging 2 points on either side of course.

4.55am: Eddystone N65E 19 miles.

7.0am: Unmanned night defence. Patrol guns manned.

8.0am: Lizard Light House N36E 3.5 miles.

10.15am: Spoke SS “Cayo Soto” (London) Gulf of Mexico to London.

Noon: Answered challenge of Lands End War Signal Station.

0.15pm: Spoke Convoy. “Eddystone”, “Munista” [possibly] and “Octonia” [?] Avonmouth to Southampton to Dover.

0.30pm: Spoke SS “Beethoven” Swansea to Bruges.

1.15pm: Stopped. Received and despatched mails per TB No 107.

1.40pm: Wolf Light House S46W, 8 miles. Proceeded on patrol to Longships and round Seven Stones to Wolf.

[As requisite for patrolling from Longships round Seven Stones to Wolf Light House]

2.15pm: Spoke SS “Astree of Alger” [possibly Astrée].

2.18pm: Longships S62E, 3.5 miles.

2.20pm: Spoke SS “Notiana” [?] Hull to Delaware.

2.32pm: Spoke SS “Rio Lages” (London) Cardiff to Brindisi. Hands make and mend clothes.

3.16pm: Seven Stones abeam 9 miles.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Exercised Fire Stations.

4.20pm: St Martin’s Beacon S70W, 3.5 miles.

5.0pm: Reduced to slow. 5.25pm: Proceeded at 60 revs on patrol to Eastward.

6.0pm: Rigged Night Defence.

6.25pm: Wolf Light N, 1.5 miles.

6.50pm: Spoke SS “Ingela” Baltimore to Dunkirk.

7.0pm: Wolf Light N7E, 4.8 miles. Reduced to 7 knots. Zig-zagging 2 points either side of course.

8.15pm: Manned one third of armament.

9.25pm: Spoke SS “San Remo” [possibly this ship] Dartmouth to Ardrossan.

10.20pm: Lizard Light N4W, 3.9 miles.

11.50pm: Spoke SS “Surf” [probably the ship listed here] Swansea to Rochester.

[Magnetic Bearing and Distance: Land’s End N24W, 7.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]


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7 October 1914

From Plymouth, Cruising or at C

Lat 49.93, Long -5.32

2.30am: Spoke SS “Buffalo” New York to Hull.

4.0am: Turned to the Westward and continued patrol Zig-Zagging 2 points either side of course, at 10 knots.

4.2am: Eddystone Light House N50E.

4.35am: Passed “Sir Arthur of London” [probably this ship].

5.35am: St Anthony Point N37W, 13.5 miles.

6.35am: Spoke SS “Alice” [possibly this ship] (Rouen) Swansea to Rouen.

7.0am: Unmanned night defence. Patrol guns manned.

7.50am: Sighted TB [Torpedo Boat] apparently French.

7.55am: Lizard N, 5.5 miles. Challenged TB. Incorrect reply. Proceeded slow and as requisite for maintaining position.

8.40am: Spoke SS “Den” (Ogil) [Den of Ogil] Riverton to Granton.

8.43am: Spoke SS “Hyltonia” St Andrew’s City to Southampton.

8.46am: Passed “Solera” Havre to Barry Docks.

8.56am: Passed SS “Lancer” Manchester to Liverpool.

9.5am: Spoke SS “Hendon” Swansea to London.

9.22am: Spoke SS “Makarini” [also featured here] Liverpool to London.

9.45am: Divisions. 9.51am: Lizard N82E, 6 miles. Hands at Divisional drills, chipping paintwork and as requisite.

0.10pm: HMS “Tiger” passed steering E. Challenged and received reply.

0.30pm: Spoke transport “Lord Tredgear” [Lord Tredegar].

2.34pm [probably should be 12.34 or 0.34pm]: Proceeded on patrol to the Westward at 10 knots. Hands employed as in forenoon.

0.45pm: Spoke SS “Eratina” [or Evatina].

1.30pm: Passed SS “Weir” Collier 163.

2.10pm: Spoke SS “Corundum” (Glasgow).

2.11pm: Spoke SS “Stanley Force”, “Aysgarth Force”, “Lannelly” [possibly Llanelly] “Trater” [or maybe “Trader”, possibly this ship], “Lady Breda” and “Charles le Bergus” [or possibly Charles le Borgne, as there was a later ship of that name].

2.50pm: Spoke “Lady Wolsely” [possibly Lady Wolseley].

4.0pm: Quarters. Exercised Collision Stations. Runnelstone Buoy N, 2 miles. Reduced to 6 knots.

4.25pm: Spoke SS “Archimedes” Southampton to Dublin.

4.30pm: Spoke SS “Newark” Harve [Havre] to Barry Docks.

5.30pm: Wolf Light House N, 1 mile. Stopped and as requisite for maintaining position.

6.15pm: Proceeded as requisite for patrolling to the Eastward, 39 revs.

6.43pm: Wolf N27W, 2.3 miles.

7.30pm: Spoke SS “Tiara” Galveston to Havre.

9.46pm: Lizard N20E, 3.7 miles. 9.55pm: Increased to 42 revs.

[Magnetic Bearing and Distance: Lizard Light House N88E, 4.7 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 607.8 tons, Oil 442.5 tons]

[Weather overcast, barometric pressure relatively high and stable, noon temperature 62F, sea temperature 57F]


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8 October 1914

At Plymouth

Lat 50.39, Long -4.19 [estimated]

[As requisite for patrolling to Eastwards]

1.30am: Spoke SS “Kanawha” London to St John’s.

3.55am: Eddystone N13E, 8 miles.

4.0am: Increased to 10 knots and proceeded for Plymouth South.

[As requisite for approaching Plymouth]

5.0am: Eddystone W, 3.5 miles. Entered Swept Channel. Unmanned patrol guns.

5.35am: Answered challenge of Rame Head and Breakwater fort. Stopped.

5.58am: Received permission to enter harbour. 6.2am: Proceeded.

[Courses and speeds as requisite for entering harbour]

6.30am: Passed through Western Entrance.

6.31am: Stopped. Pilot came on board.

6.36am: Proceeded as requisite for passing up Hamoaze.

7.20am: Secured alongside No 9 Wharf. Let fires die out. Hands preparing ship for coaling.

[Alongside No 9 Wharf]

9.0am: Commenced Coaling. Draught before coaling: 27ft 6in forward, 28ft 0in aft.

1.30pm: 3 Ratings discharged to Hospital.

3.0pm: Coal lighters left ship.

3.50pm: Finished Coaling. Received 1234 Tons.

4.45pm: Hands cleaning ship and as requisite.

6.0pm: Gave Special Leave to Port Watch till 6.30am.

8.30pm: Drew fires in Picket Boat.

Draft after coaling: 29’ 4” Forward, 29’ 6” Aft.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Fresh Beef Received: 720 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1500 lbs, Bread Received: 1100 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1822.3 tons, Coal 442.5 tons]


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9 October 1914

At Plymouth

Lat 50.39, Long -4.19

[Alongside No 9 Wharf]

5.30am: Lit fires in Picket Boat. Hands cleaning ship.

8.0am: Dockyardmen working on board.

8.5am: Provision lighter alongside. Hands provisioning ship and as requisite.

10.30am: One private RMLI [Royal Marines Light Infantry] Joined Ship.

11.0am: One private RMLI discharged to Depôt.

pm: Hands employed provisioning ship and as requisite.

3.50pm: Provision lighter left ship.

4.0pm: Quarters.

4.30pm: Special Leave to Starboard Watch till 6.30am.

5.30pm: Rigging stages and preparing for painting ship’s side. Stowing provisions.

8.0pm: Drew Fires in second Picket Boat.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Bread Received: 700 lbs]


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10 October 1914

At Plymouth

Lat 50.39, Long -4.19

[Alongside No 9 Wharf]

6.0am: Lit fires in second Picket Boat. Hands painting side and as requisite.

7.15am: Sent escort of 3 stokers for 3 prisoners.

8.0am: Engineer’s Working Party from Barracks came on board.

8.15am: Hands painting ship’s side and cleaning ship and as requisite.

8.30am: Escort returned with prisoners.

Noon: Working Party returned to Barracks.

1.30pm: Gave Special leave to Port Watch.

1.45pm: Hands cleaning ship and as requisite. 1 Corporal Marines joined ship from Depot. Discharged 1 rating to Hospital.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters.

4.20pm: Worked MD [Main Derrick] in second Picket Boat. Banked fires.

6.30pm: Landed Patrol.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Fresh Beef Received: 1483 lbs, Vegetables Received: 6000 lbs, Bread Received: 2100 lbs]


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11 October 1914

From Plymouth, Cruising or at C [sea]

Lat 49.80, Long -4.73

0.15am: Patrol returned on board.

2.0am: Raised steam for 12 knots.

[Draught: 29’ 4” forward, 29’ 6” aft]

6.0am: Hands cleaning ship.

8.0am: Cast off. Proceeded as requisite for passing down Hamoaze. Admiralty Pilot in charge.

8.33am: Stopped and as requisite. Dropped pilot.

8.38am: Proceeded 60 revs, course as requisite for passing through Western Entrance and Swept Channel to Eddystone.

8.52am: Increased to 72 revs.

9.40am: Eddystone Light House N75W, 2.7 miles. Shaped course S80W.

9.56am: Eddystone Light House Abeam 2 miles. 10.0am: Altered course S77W.

10.15am: Divisions and Prayers.

11.15am: Stopped and received mails from TB 107. Proceeded.

11.30am: Passed SS “Orsova” for London - sailors on board. Sent TB 107 to her.

0.33pm: Reduced to 8 knots.

1.53pm: Altered course N77W. 2.0pm: Lizard Light House N.

2.53pm: Lizard Light House N46E, 10 miles.

3.30pm: Proceeded as requisite for speaking SS “Espagne” [presumably one of these two ships] (St Nazaire) for Havre.

4.0pm: Quarters.

4.20pm: Resumed original course, 60 revs.

5.20pm: Wolf Light House N8W. Proceeded as requisite for inspecting a Russian Barque.

6.0pm: Shaped Course S77E, 60 revs.

6.20pm: Reduced to 6 knots. 6.26pm: Wolf Light N8W, 5.6 miles.

7.35pm: Spoke SS “Minniehaha” [Minnehaha] for London. Spoke SS “Sebek” Liverpool to London.

8.50pm: Altered course to S57E.

10.19pm: Lizard Light House N, 7.1 miles, altered course to S87E.

[Distance run through the water: 34.0 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Weather mostly fine, noon temperature 60F, sea temperature 59F]


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12 October 1914

From Plymouth, Cruising or at C

Lat 49.89, Long -4.92

2.30am: Spoke SS “Hallamshire” London to Glasgow.

3.3am: Eddystone Light House N52E.

3.30am: Passed SS Treasury Admiralty Collier 165.

5.13am: Eddystone N, altered course S, 4 knots. Patrol guns manned throughout the day.

6.0am: Altered course N. 6.24am: Altered course N87.5W, 6 knots.

7.43am: Spoke Russian Barque “Vega” from Raumo. Stopped and boarded same.

8.35am: Proceeded, 8 knots, N87.5W.

8.45am: Passed Admiralty Collier No 28. Course as requisite for speaking her.

9.0am: Proceeded.

9.5am: Reduced to 36 revs. Hands cleaning ship.

10.8am: Altered course S54W.

11.0am: Reduced to 24 revs.

0.30pm: Challenged and received reply from HMS Exmouth close inland steering East. Hands cleaning guns and cleaning ship and as requisite.

1.50pm: Altered course WSW.

2.37pm: Altered course N77W, speed 60 revs. Lizard Light N, 8 miles.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. 4.10pm: Exercised “General Quarters”. 4.18pm: Secured.

4.20pm: Reduced to 40 revs. 4.24pm: Reduced to 36 revs.

5.15pm: Stopped at end of patrol.

6.15pm: Proceeded S70E, 6 knots.

8.10pm: Lizard Light bore N76.5E. Spoke SS “Trafalgar” (Glasgow) London to New York.

10.54pm: Lizard Light N16E, 9.7 miles, altered course S87E.

[Distance run through the water: 142.9 miles]

[Magnetic Bearing and Distance: Lizard Light House N54W, 11 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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13 October 1914

From Plymouth, Cruising or at C

Lat 49.80, Long -5.75

1.45am: Spoke SS “San Dunstano” Manchester to Portsmouth.

3.20am: Eddystone Light N61E, 19.5 miles. 3.30am: Altered course S80E.

4.30am: Stopped and boarded SS “Zaandijk” Baltimore to Rotterdam. Sent same to Plymouth with Mr Horne in charge.

5.20am: Proceeded 6 knots ESE.

5.40am: Stopped and spoke SS “Anglo Saxon” Capetown to Plymouth and SS “Oakfield” bound for London.

6.0am: Proceeded 36 revs. 6.15am: Course N87W. 6.20am: Increased to 60 revs. Cleaning ship.

8.30am: Proceeded 70 revs as requisite for communicating with [HMS] “Prince George”.

9.20am: Lizard N41W, 5 miles. Shaped course S67W, 72 revs.

10.0am: Divisions and Prayers. 10.10am: Altered course N77W. Reduced to 60 revs. Hands at divisional drills, chipping paintwork and as requisite. Patrol guns manned throughout the day.

1.30pm: Spoke Sailing Ships ST [?] “Rhone” [probably this ship] Iquique to Falmouth. Spoke ST “Atlantique” [possibly this ship] bound to Dover.

2.0pm: Spoke SS “France” [presumably one of the first two ships here]. Hands at divisional drills and as requisite.

2.35pm: Stopped and boarded SS “Andijk” [Andijk (1) listed here]. Sent to Falmouth with guard, Lieutenant Moorford RMLI in charge.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrants 71 to 75 inclusive.

4.45pm: Spoke Barque “Reine Blanche” [listed here] Mejillone Cove to Falmouth.

4.55pm: Spoke SS “Teakwood” [possibly this ship] (Swansea) for Portland.

530pm: Altered course S77E, 42 revs, Bishop N27W, 8 miles.

8.57pm: Wolf N27W, 11.5 miles.

11.0pm: Spoke Transport No 2106 Dublin to Havre.

11.20pm: Lizard N6W, 7 miles.

[Distance run through the water: 146.3 miles]

[Magnetic Bearing and Distance: Wolf Rock Light House N3E, 9 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Overcast in am, showers in pm, noon temperature 59F, sea temperature 56F]


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14 October 1914

From Plymouth, Cruising or at C

Lat 49.82, Long -5.69

3.5am: Eddystone Light N56E, 21.5 miles.

4.0am: Altered course N87W, 60 revs.

5.15am: Manned all 12 pounders.

5.45am: Observed steamer approaching on Starboard Bow, showing Red Light.

5.48am: Altered course to Starboard. 5.50am: Steadied. Observed Red light shut out, altered course to Starboard. Sounded One short blast. Engines as requisite.

5.56am: SS Cairnside struck ship on port quarter. Stopped and sent boat to ascertain damage.

[[position] 49 53.5 N, 5 51.5 W]

7.0am: Unmanned 12 pounders. Patrol guns manned throughout the day.

7.5am: SS Cairnside proceeded on voyage. Proceeded N87W, 72 revs.

7.25am: Lizard Light House N40W, 9.5 miles.

7.44am: Proceeded as necessary to Speak SS “Maryland” [probably Maryland (2) listed here] New York to London.

8.0am: Lizard Light House N40W, 5.5 miles.

9.5am: Altered course N77W, 42 revs.

9.30am to 11.30am: Passed [HMSs] “Charybdis” with “Majestic”, “Eclipse” and Talbot and about 30 transports with Canadian troops going East.

10.0am: Divisions. Exercised general quarters.

am: Hands chipping and scraping paintwork.

pm: Hands employed chipping and scraping paintwork throughout the ship. Course as requisite for closing ship.

2.10pm: Spoke sailing ship “Atlantique” (Dunkirk) Iquique to Falmouth.

2.35pm: Spoke SS “Taarnholm” [listed here] (Copenhagen) Tyne to Mentone.

4.0pm: Quarters. Observed HMSs Sutlej, Isis and Venus to Westward. Challenged and received reply.

4.20pm: Altered course S82E. 4.30pm: Bishop N16W, 10.5 miles.

6.38pm: Wolf N44E, 15 miles. 6.50pm: Altered course to E.

8.0pm: Altered course to ENE. 8.10pm: Increased to 48 revs.

8.15pm: Signalled oil transport “Camillo” [which had a different name previously - details here] to proceed Portsmouth instead of Portland. 8.17pm: Altered course to E.

10.10pm: Spoke SS “Principello” [listed here] Montreal to London

10.48pm: Altered course S68E. 11.0pm: Reduced to 42 revs.

Midnight: Altered course S87E. Lizard Light N5W, 8.3 miles.

[Distance run through the water: 162.2 miles]

[Magnetic Bearing and Distance: Wolf Light House N11.5W, 9 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Northerly wind force 4 or 5 for much of day]


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15 October 1914

From Plymouth, Cruising or at C

Lat 49.78, Long -6.12

2.30am: Spoke SS “Westmeath” [listed here].

4.0am: Altered course N87W.

4.24am: Spoke SS “Wellpark” [possibly this ship] Cardiff to Rouen.

5.15am: Manned all 12 pounders.

7.0am: Unmanned 12 pounders. Patrol guns manned throughout the day.

6.50am: Lizard Light N, altered course N77W, 42 revs.

7.50am: Stopped. Spoke SS “Noordam” [listed here] New York to Falmouth.

8.5am: Proceeded 42 revs. Lost overboard by accident cartridge, dummy with adapter for 6” QF gun, 1 in number.

10.0am: Division. Read prayers. Hands employed at Divisional Drills, chipping paintwork, painting and as requisite.

10.20am: Wolf Light House N5E.

11.45am: Passed British SS “Colorado”.

pm: Logged Mr GJ Matthews Chief Artificer Engineer for remaining absent without leave 1.5 hours and not reporting himself on his return on board, the ship being under sailing orders. [initialled] GJM Chief Artificer Engineer.

2.0pm: Bishop Light House N, 6.5 miles. Stopped.

3.52pm: Proceeded, 42 revs. Course S80E.

4.0pm: Bishop Light House N5E. Quarters. Physical Drill.

6.45pm: Spoke SS “Baron Cawdor” Cardiff to Aden.

11.0pm: Lizard Light House N44E, 9.5 miles.

11.15pm: Manned all 12 pounders.

Midnight: Altered course S87E. Reduced to 7 knots. Lizard Light N.

[Distance run through the water: 177.0 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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16 October 1914

From Plymouth, Cruising or at C

Lat 49.85, Long -5.30

2.0am: Spoke SS “Ormiston”, New Orleans to Havre.

5.0am: Altered course N87W. Increased to 60 revs.

6.25am: Reduced to 36 revs.

7.0am: Unmanned 12 pounders. Patrol guns manned throughout the day.

7.40am: Spoke SS “Artois”. Courses and speeds as requisite for closing same.

8.25am: Altered course N71W, 42 revs.

9.45am: Altered course as requisite for speaking SS “Lazaro” Falmouth to Bilbao.

10.0am: Divisions. Prayers.

10.24am: Proceeded NNW, 60 revs.

10.52am: Altered course N77W. Reduced to 42 revs. Hands at divisional drills and chipping and painting.

11.12am: Lizard N35E. 11.49am: Proceeded and altered course SW.

11.25am: Stopped and received and despatched mails per TB 107.

11.40am: Lizard Light House N42E, 5.5 miles.

0.15pm: Altered course N77W. Hands employed chipping paintwork, painting and as requisite.

3.41pm: Proceeded 60 revs SW by W after Dutch Steamer.

3.50pm: Reduced to 42 revs. 4.0pm: Quarters, altered course N55W.

5.30pm: Spoke SS “Rosalind” [possibly this ship] Latine to Dartmouth.

5.35pm: Course S77E, 42 revs. St Martin’s Head N22W, 10 miles.

6.30pm: Altered course S70E.

7.17pm: Wolf Light N20E, 7.7 miles.

9.0pm: Spoke SS “San Lorenzo” [possibly the ship mentioned in article here] London to New York.

9.22pm: Altered course S77E.

11.35pm: Lizard N40E, 10.2 miles.

11.50pm: Altered course S87E. Increased to 42 revs.

[Distance run through the water: 145.6 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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17 October 1914

From Plymouth, Cruising or at C

Lat 49.78, Long -6.08

4.0am: Spoke to SS Rotterdam (from Rotterdam). Altered course N27W, 60 revs.

4.16am: Eddystone N50E, 17 miles.

5.15am: Manned all 12 pounders.

6.54am: Altered course to N77W.

7.25am: Spoke to SS “Cattaro” Malaya to London.

7.30am: Unmanned 12 pounders. Patrol guns manned throughout day. Cleaning ship.

9.0am: Aired night clothing. 9.30am: Cleaning ship.

9.54am: Spoke SS “Indiana” [presumably one of these ships] Collier. For St Vincent.

10.20am: Wolf Light House N22E.

10.40am: Spoke SS “Sixty four” Hull to Bay of Fundy.

11.5am: Spoke SS “Sardinero” for Lisbon.

11.30am: Reduced to 30 revs.

0.15pm: Reduced to 24 revs.

0.40pm: Spoke SS “Llanover” [probably the ship pictured here, which had a number of names] Newport to Cape Huertas.

1.30pm: Spoke SS “Galileo” (Hull) bound to Westward. Hands make and mend clothes.

3.45pm: Spoke SS “Sloterdijk” Rotterdam to Baltimore.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Exercised Fire Quarters. Altered course S79E. Increased to 33 revs.

4.3pm: Bishop Light House N24W, 7.7 miles.

7.20pm: Wolf Light House N24E, 10.7 miles.

7.45pm: Increased to 42 revs.

[Distance run through the water: 167.2 miles]

[Magnetic Bearing and Distance: Bishop Light House N51W, 15 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]


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18 October 1914

From Plymouth, Cruising or at C

Lat 49.87, Long -5.78

0.43am: Altered course S87E. Lizard Light bearing N.

3.45am: Spoke SS “Genieve” [possibly Genevieve] Rouen to Barry.

5.0am: Altered course N87W. Increased to 60 revs.

5.10am: Eddystone Light N30.5E.

5.15am: Manned all 12 pounders.

6.20am: Spoke SS “Astree” Cardiff to Caen.

6.45am: Unmanned 12 pounders. Patrol gun manned throughout day. Cleaning ship.

7.30am: Passed SS “Folda” from Rouen.

7.40am: Spoke SS “Sainte Adresse” [listed here] Barry Docks to Havre.

8.0am: As requisite for stopping and speaking SS “Minnehaha”. Fired two guns (blank) to stop her.

9.45am: Altered course N77W. Passed SSs “Chicago”, “Le Blavet”, “Solva” and “Arena” [possibly this ship].

10.0am: Divisions.

10.14am: Passed SS “Noza” [?] (London).

10.45am: Held Divine Service.

11.34am: As requisite for speaking SS “Junio” Bilbao to Cardiff (Spanish), SS “Egypte” (Antwerp) Cardiff to Bordeaux, SS “Silverdale” Penarth to Nantes and SS “Dunsley” (London) New Orleans to Havre.

0.32pm: Proceeded 48 revs, N85W.

1.30pm: Spoke SS “Minnetonka” (British) New York to London.

3.0pm: Passed Dutch Steamer 8 miles on Starboard Beam.

4.0pm: Quarters. Bishop N8W, 4.3 miles, altered course S77E. Reduced to 42 revs.

4.50pm: Held Divine Service.

5.0pm: Spoke SS “Sebek” London to Montreal.

6.17pm: Sighted Wolf Light House N57E.

6.45pm: Spoke SS “Stoesdijk” [Soesdijk] Rotterdam to New York.

7.10pm: Spoke SS “Anglian” London to Boston.

7.27pm: Wolf Light N2E, 8 miles.

11.13pm: Lizard Light House N17E, 10 miles.

11.15pm: Spoke SS “Vesta” [possibly this ship, though there were several of this name at this time] London to Swansea.

11.45pm: Lizard N, altered course N87E.

[Distance run through the water: 148.1 miles]

[Magnetic Bearing and Distance: Wolf Light House N2E]

[Number on sick list: 9]


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19 October 1914

From Plymouth, Cruising or at C

Lat 49.82, Long -5.44

4.0am: Altered course N27W. Increased to 60 revs.

5.15am: Manned all 12 pounders.

6.45am: Unmanned 12 pounders. Patrol gun manned throughout the day.

7.0am: Altered course N77E. Reduced to 24 revs.

7.40am: SS “Kyanite” Glasgow to Le Léguè

8.15am: Passed SS “Basil” (Transport 608) Southampton to Dublin. Lizard N6E, 8.8 miles.

9.0am: Altered course S70E, 10 knots.

10.0am: Altered course S53W.

10.24am: Observed Flag to SE. Proceeded as requisite for communicating with ditto. Hands at divisional drills, first aid lecture and chipping and scraping paintwork.

11.0am: Proceeded 60 revs, N45W.

Noon: Altered course N77W, 42 revs. Hands employed as in forenoon.

4.0pm: Quarters. Physical Drill.

4.30pm: Spoke SS “Unione” [probably this ship] (Spezia) for Swansea.

5.0pm: As necessary for swinging ship.

5.45pm: Proceeded 48 revs, S67E.

6.0pm: Altered course S60E. Reduced to 42 revs.

7.42pm: Altered course S. Reduced to 24 revs.

8.0pm: Altered course S77E. Increased to 7 knots.

[Distance run through the water: 174 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]


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20 October 1914

From Plymouth, Cruising or at Sea

Lat 49.83, Long -5.51

0.15am: Altered course S87E. Lizard Light House N.

3.10am: Spoke SS “Aragary” Portland to Port Arthur.

5.0am: Altered course N87W. 5.15am: Manned all 12 pounders. Spoke SS “Boynston” [more likely “Boynton] (British).

5.16am: Reduced to 30 revs. 5.25am: Increased to 42 revs.

7.0am: Unmanned 12 pounders. Patrol guns manned throughout the day.

7.35am: Answered challenge of French Cruiser.

8.0am: Lizard N60W, 15 miles.

10.0am: Divisions and Prayers. Lizard abeam, altered course N77W.

10.18am: Stopped and as requisite for despatching and receiving mails per TB 99. Lieutenant Morford RMLI and Mr Horne rejoined ship. Engineer Lieutenant Armstrong joined ship. Discharged Lieutenant CW Gibson (E) [Engineer] to [HMS] “Bellerophon”. Hands at Divisional drills, chipping and painting and as requisite.

11.10am: Proceeded N77W, 42 revs.

0.30pm: Spoke SS “Rappahannock” Halifax to London.

1.15pm: Altered course W. 1.11pm: Wolf N11W, 9 miles.

1.45pm: Hands as in forenoon.

4.0pm: St Agnes Tower N30W, 6 miles. Quarters. Exercised Physical Drill. Proceeded as requisite for adjusting compasses.

5.20pm: Set Course S62E, 36 revs.

5.30pm: Passed SS “Paul Paix” bound W.

6.30pm: Altered course 4 points to starboard to avoid steamer.

6.50pm: Altered course 2 points to port. 7.0pm: Resumed Course S62E.

7.54pm: Wolf Light House N9E 9.7 miles. 8.0pm: Altered course S75E, 42 revs.

[Distance run through the water: 145.8 miles]

[Magnetic Bearing and Distance: Land’s End N11W, 17 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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21 October 1914

From Plymouth, Cruising or at C

Lat 49.77, Long -5.66

1.18am: Lizard Light N, altered course to E.

2.0am: Lizard Light N30W x St Anthony N10E.

5.0am: Eddystone N40E, altered course W. 5.15am: Manned all 12 pounders.

7.10am: Spoke SS “Speedwell” [there were several ships of this name at this time] (Falmouth).

7.0am: Unmanned 12 pounders. Patrol guns manned throughout day.

8.0am: Lizard N46.5W, 14 miles.

10.0am: Divisions. Prayers, altered course N75W. Hands employed at divisional drills and chipping and painting and as requisite.

11.50am: Altered course 2 points Starboard to avoid trawlers.

Noon: Altered course 2 points to port.

2.0pm: Spoke SS “Sansend” [probably Sandsend] bound to Genoa.

2.20pm: Spoke SS “Smalamis” [transcribed from Greek letters shown in log - probably “Salamis] Genoa to Barry Docks.

3.40pm: Spoke SS “Elfland” [possibly this ship] New Orleans to Havre.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read warrant No 77, altered course S66E.

4.8pm: Bishop Light House N27W, 5 miles.

7.46pm: Wolf Light House N, 9 miles.

11.23pm: Lizard Light House N28E, 12.5 miles.

[Distance run through the water: 153 miles]

[Magnetic Bearing and Distance: Wolf Light House N10.5W, 12.5 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1243 tons, Oil 441.6 tons]

[Wind becoming squally, with rain, in evening, force 5-8 at midnight. Barometric pressure falling all day. Noon temperature 69F, sea temperature 56F]


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22 October 1914

From “On Patrol” to Devonport and at Devonport Dockyard

Lat 50.06, Long -4.63

1.12am: Lizard Light N10W, 11 miles, St Anthony N23E.

5.0am: Altered course N. 5.15am: Manned all 12 pounders.

5.45am: Altered course W.

7.0am: Unmanned 12 pounders. Patrol guns manned. Cleaning ship.

10.0am: Spoke Dutch SS “Bergenhus” [there were several ships of this name but none appear to have been Dutch, maybe this is the Danish ship seen on 30th September] for London.

10.37am: Lizard N61W 9 miles, altered course N77W. Increased to 60 revs.

11.0am: Increased to 72 revs. Hands at Divisional Drills and Chipping and Scraping paintwork. Preparing for coaling and as requisite.

1.25pm: Eddystone Light House S15E, 1.7 miles. 1.47pm: Penlee Point N17E, 4.5 miles, course as requisite for passing through swept channel to Plymouth Sound.

2.26pm: Passed through Western Entrance.

2.30pm: Admiralty pilot came on board.

2.45pm: Hoisted out Picket Boat.

2.50pm: Despatch patrol orders to [HMS] “Charybdis”.

3.0pm: Proceeded as requisite for passing up Hamoaze.

3.47pm: Secured to No 2 Wharf.

[Draught: 28ft 9in forward, 28ft 7in aft]

4.0pm: Let fires die out.

5.0pm: No 80 Coal lighter came alongside.

5.20pm: Commenced coaling.

10.0pm: Drew fires in second Picket Boat.

11.20pm: Finished Coaling. Took in 618 tons.

[Distance run through the water: 172.9 miles]

[Magnetic Bearing and Distance: Dodman Point N19W, 11.5 miles]

[Fresh Beef Received: 767 lbs, Vegetables Received: 2000 lbs, Bread Received: 1100 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: 1823.4 tons, Oil 441.6 tons]


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23 October 1914

At Devonport Dockyard

Lat 50.37, Long -4.19

[Alongside No 2 Wharf]

Draught of Water (after coaling): 29ft 8in (forward), 29ft 6in (aft).

7.0am: Raised steam in second Picket Boat. Hands stowing coal and cleaning ship.

8.0am: 6 ratings to Hospital.

8.25am: Coal lighter left ship.

8.30am: Shifted billet to No 6 Wharf.

[Alongside No 6 Wharf[

9.20am: Oil tank came alongside. Mr Williams joined ship. Hands cleaning ship.

11.30am: Oil tank shoved off.

1.0pm: Mr Walker Gunner T [Torpedoman] discharged to RN Depot.

1.45pm: Hands cleaning ship. Provisioning ship.

4.30pm: Gave special leave to Starboard Watch till 6.30am. Port Watch provisioning ship.

5.50pm: Oil tank came alongside.

6.0pm: Landed patrol.

pm: Returned 62 tons Oil to NSO [Naval Stores Office].

10.0pm: Drew fires in second Picket Boat.

[Distance run through the water: 24 miles]

[Fresh Beef Received: 662 lbs, Vegetables Received: 2000 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1816.3 tons, Oil 373.6 tons]


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24 October 1914

At Devonport Dockyard

Lat 50.37, Long -4.19

[Alongside No 6 Wharf]

6.20am: Oil tank left ship.

6.30am: Lit fires in second Picket Boat.

am: Hands cleaning ship.

0.30pm: Gave Special leave to Port Watch till 7am.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

2.30pm: 1 Sailmaker, 1 Armourer left ship for depôt.

4.0pm: Quarters.

6.0pm: Landed patrol.

8.15pm: Drew fires in second Picket Boat.

9.0pm: Darkened ship.

9.17pm: Switched out all lights.

9.35pm: Switched on lights.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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25 October 1914

At Devonport Dockyard

Lat 50.37, Long -4.19

[Alongside No 6 Wharf]

2.45am: Hailed Police Boat.

5.30am: Lit fires in second Picket Boat.

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship.

7.30am: Held Holy Communion Service.

8.15am: Landed 50 RC’s [Roman Catholics] to chapel.

9.20am: HMS Tiger proceeded down Hamoaze.

9.30am: Landed 13 Wesleyans.

9.40am: Divisions.

10.0am: Gave Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7am.

10.25am: Held Divine Service.

10.40am: RC’s returned.

11.30am: Wesleyians returned.

3.30pm: 2 Ammunition lighters came alongside.

5.15pm: Evening Quarters.

6.0pm: Landed patrol.

8.30pm: Drew fires in second Picket Boat.

10.35pm: Hailed Police Boat.

11.35p: Hailed Guard Boat.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Rain or drizzle until mid afternoon, noon temperature 57F, sea temperature 56F]


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26 October 1914

At Devonport Dockyard

Lat 50.37, Long -4.19

[Alongside No 6 Wharf]

0.35am: Hailed Police Boat.

5.0am: Lit fires in second Picket Boat.

9.0am: 19 RMLI came on board for instruction.

9.10am: Divisions. Read Prayers.

9.35am: HMS “Majestic” proceeded.

am: Mr Longbottom Engineer Artificer left ship.

10.5am: Ammunition Lighters left ship. Hands employed chipping, scraping and as requisite.

0.30pm: Read Warrant No 76. 1 Private discharged to Detention Barracks.

1.30pm: Hands employed as in forenoon.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters.

5.0pm: Shifted billet (slightly ahead).

5.20pm: Drew fires in second Picket Boat.

5.40pm: Watch exercised fire stations. Gave special leave to Starboard Watch till 7am.

6.0pm: Landed patrol.

11.20pm: Hailed police boat.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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27 October 1914

At Devonport Dockyard

Lat 50.37, Long -4.19

[Alongside No 6 Wharf]

6.0am: Raised steam in second Picket Boat.

6.30am: Escort left ship and returned at 7.35 with prisoners.

7.40am: Escort left ship and returned at 8.45 with 2 prisoners.

am: Hands employed chipping and scraping paintwork, painting, dockyard parties and as requisite.

pm: Hands employed as in forenoon. Discharged one WO [Warrant Officer] to [HMS] “Revenge” at Portsmouth.

4.0pm: Quarters.

5.0pm: Gave Special leave to Port Watch till 7am.

5.15pm: Exercised Watch at Fire Stations.

5.20pm: Drew fires in second Picket Boat.

6.0pm: Landed patrol.

9.55pm and Midnight: Hailed Police Boat.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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28 October 1914

At Devonport Dockyard

Lat 50.37, Long -4.19

[Alongside No 6 Wharf]

8.10am: Hands cleaning ship, painting, chipping and scraping paintwork, drawing stores and as requisite.

pm: Read Warrant No 81. Hands employed as in forenoon. 1 CERA [Chief Engine Room Artificer] discharged to depôt. 1 CERA rejoined from shore “sick”.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Read Warrants Nos 82 and 83.

5.0pm: Gave special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am.

5.10pm: Exercised Fire Stations with Watch.

6.0pm: Landed patrol.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Weather showery, barometric pressure falling during day, noon temperature 53F, sea temperature 52F]


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29 October 1914

At Devonport Dockyard

Lat 50.37, Long -4.19

[Alongside No 6 Wharf]

8.15am: [HMS] “Prince George” proceeded to buoy No 7.

am: Hands employed painting and chipping and scraping paintwork and as requisite.

1.0pm: Discharged 6 POs [Petty Officers] to Depôt, 3 to [HMS] Defiance.

2.5pm: 11 RNR [Royal Naval Reserve] ratings joined ship.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Read Warrant No 84. Gave special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am.

6.0pm: Landed patrol.

[Number on sick list: 8]


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30 October 1914

At Devonport Dockyard

Lat 50.37, Long -4.19

[Alongside No 6 Wharf]

7.30am: Nos 17 and 18 Ammunition Lighters came alongside.

7.45am: Nos 5 and 6 Ammunition Lighters came alongside. [HMS] “Diana” proceeded to Sound.

am: Hands employed taking in practice ammunition.

8.30am: [HMS] “Vindictive” arrived and secured to No 6 Buoy.

10.35am: Escort left ship.

10.45am: 1 ERA discharged to Hospital (cot case).

0.5pm: Escort returned with 1 prisoner.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 85.

4.30pm: Gave Special leave to Port Watch till 7am. Watch getting in ammunition.

6.0pm: Landed patrol.

10.40pm: Hailed Police Boat.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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31 October 1914

At Devonport Dockyard

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19 [estimated]

[Alongside No 6 Wharf]

Draught of Water: Forward 30’ 0”, Aft 29’ 9”.

3.50am: Hailed Patrol Boat.

am: Hands employed stowing ammunition, cleaning ship and as requisite.

10.0am: Cast off from jetty. Tugs came alongside. Ship proceeded down Hamoaze to No 1 Buoy.

11.0am: Made fast to No 1 Buoy. Worked Main Derrick. Out Launch and Pinnace.

0.45pm: Paid monthly payment. Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7am. Hands employed scraping paintwork and as requisite.

4.25pm: [HMS] “Euryalus” proceeded out harbour.

6.45pm: Darkened Ship. Hailed Guard Boat.

[Number on sick list: 5]



LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1914


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1 November 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

[At No 1 Buoy]

3.45am: Hailed Guard Boat.

9.45am: Divisions.

10.30am: Special leave to Port Watch till 7am.

10.40am: Held Divine Service.

3.30pm: Landed patrol.

4.0pm: Quarters.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Raining all day, barometric pressure relatively low but rising slowly. Noon temperature 55F, sea temperature 53F]


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2 November 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

[At No 1 Buoy]

0.6am: Hailed Guard Boat.

6.0am: Fires in second Picket Boat.

10.0am: Divisions. Read Prayers.

am: Hands employed chipping and scraping paintwork, painting and as requisite.

11.30am: Fires in first Picket Boat.

1.40pm: Worked Main Derrick. Out first Picket Boat, Motor Launch and Pinnace. Hands employed as in forenoon.

2.40pm: Ash boat alongside.

3.10pm: Ash boat shoved off.

3.15pm: Unshackled Starboard Bridle.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrants Nos 86 and 88.

4.50pm: Drew fires in second Picket Boat.

5.35pm: Gunnery Classes came on board.

8.30pm: Darkened Ship. Manned 2, 12 pounder and 2 searchlights.

11.15pm: Drew fires in first Picket Boat.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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3 November 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

[At No 1 Buoy]

0.15am: Hailed Police Boat.

0.45am: Hailed Guard Boat.

Draught of Water: 30’ 0” forward, 29’ 9” aft.

4.30am: Fires in both Picket Boats.

5.15am: Hands cleaning and preparing ship for sea. Unshackled starboard bridle. Unmanned 12 pounders and searchlights.

7.0am: Secured to No 1 Buoy.

9.45am: Divisions. Read prayers.

9.50am: Exercised General Quarters.

10.35am: Exercised Fire Quarters. 10.40am: Secured.

am: Hands employed chipping paintwork and as requisite.

0.45pm: HMS “Eclipse” passed, proceeded up harbour.

pm: Hands employed chipping and scraping paintwork, painting and as requisite. RNR Seamen exercised at boat pulling in both cutters.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrants Nos 91, 92 and 93.

4.30pm: Gave leave to PO’s and CPO’s of the Starboard Watch till 11pm.

5.10pm: [HMS] “Argonaut” passed proceeding down harbour.

6.45pm: Hailed Guard Boat.

9.0pm: Darkened ship. Manned 2, 12 pounders and 2 searchlights.

9.40pm and 10.15pm: Hailed Guard boat.

11.15pm: Drew fires in second Picket Boat.

11.30pm: Drew fires in first Picket Boat.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Thick fog in early morning, fine thereafter]


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4 November 1914

Cruising (for firing) and at Devonport

Lat 50.18, Long -4.68

[At No 1 Buoy]

1.30am: Raised steam for 10 knots.

4.15am: Fires in both Picket Boats.

6.20am: Slipped. Proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour. Admiralty Pilot in charge.

7.2am: Stopped. Dropped pilot. 7.7am: Proceeded as requisite for passing through Western Entrance and swept channel to Rame Head.

7.47am: Stopped. 7.54am: Rame Head Chapel N27E, 1 mile.

8.3am: Proceeded, 20 revs. Shaped Course S87W.

8.15am: Commenced Aiming Rifle and 12 pounder practice firing by gunnery class. Second Picket Boat and [HMS] “Traveller” [fleet tug] towing targets.

9.30am: Divisions. Exercised Control Parties and Divisional Drills.

10.45am: Stopped. Sent cutter with Aiming Rifle Target to “Traveller”.

11.2am: Proceeded. 11.45am: [HMS] “Fortitude” [fleet tug] with targets took station astern.

0.30pm: Altered course N87E.

pm: Hands employed as in forenoon. Firing port 12 pounder.

3.20pm: Increased to 36 revs.

4.0pm: Quarters. Increased to 42 revs. Read Warrants Nos 94 and 95.

4.18pm: Discontinued practice, altered course to S86E. Increased to 60 revs.

4.30pm: Answered challenge of Rame Head and received permission to enter harbour.

4.47pm: Rame Head N71E, 2 miles.

5.0pm: Course as requisite for passing through swept channel and Western entrance to Plymouth Sound.

5.24pm: Stopped and as requisite. Pilot came on board.

5.30pm: Proceeded as requisite for passing up harbour.

6.5pm: Secured to No 1 Buoy. Banked fires.

6.25pm: Worked Main Derrick. In second Picket Boat.

7.35pm: Hailed Guard Boat.

9.0pm: Darkened ship. Manned 2, 12 pounder and 2 searchlights.

11.15pm: Hailed Guard Boat. Drew fires in first Picket Boat.

[Distance run through the water: 18.5 miles]

[Magnetic Bearing and Distance: Dodman Point N50W, 4.7 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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5 November 1914

Cruising (for firing) and at Devonport

Lat 50.17, Long -4.70

1.30am: Hailed Guard Boat.

4.30am: Lit fires in first Picket Boat.

6.0am: Cleaning Ship. Unmanned 12 pounders.

6.40am: Slipped. Proceeded. Admiralty Pilot in charge, as requisite for leaving harbour;

7.6am: Stopped. Dropped pilot.

7.10am: Proceeded as requisite for passing through Western Entrance and Swept Channel to Rame Head.

7.50am: Stopped. Sent Cutter to “Fortitude” with repair party.

7.55am: Rame Head N34E, 8 miles.

8.0am: Shaped Course S85W, 30 revs. Commenced 12 pounder practice, “Fortitude” towing targets. Altered course as requisite for presenting bearing and distance of ditto.

8.56am: Stopped and as requisite for repairing targets.

9.24am: Proceeded.

9.45am: Divisions. Read prayers. Hands scraping paintwork and as requisite. Exercised divisional drills.

Noon: Altered course N85E.

0.45pm: Stopped and as requisite.

1.15pm: Proceeded. Commenced practice from 6 inch guns. “Traveller” towing target. Hands employed as in forenoon.

3.10pm: Altered course S85E. 3.11pm: Rame Head N81E, 4.8 miles. 3.35pm: Altered course S45E.

4.30pm: Stopped and as requisite for repairing targets.

4.50pm: Proceeded. Resumed practice.

5.3pm: Breakwater Light House N5E, 4.3 miles. Discontinued practice. Stopped and as requisite.

5.7pm: Received permission to enter harbour. Picked up cutter.

5.18pm: Proceeded as requisite for passing through Swept Channel and Western Entrance to Plymouth Sound.

5.53pm: Stopped. Picked up pilot. 5.57pm: Proceeded as requisite for passing up harbour.

6.30pm: Secured to No 1 Buoy.

7.20pm: Banked fires.

8.35pm: Hailed guard boat.

9.0pm: Darkened ship. Manned 2, 12 pounders and 2 searchlights.

11.0pm: Hailed patrol boat.

11.20pm: Drew fires in first Picket Boat.

Midnight: Hailed Guard boat.

[Distance run through the water: 44.5 miles]

[Magnetic Bearing and Distance: Dodman Point N39W, 5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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6 November 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

[At No 1 Buoy]

Draught of Water: Forward 29’ 9”, Aft 29’ 7”.

4.30am: Fires in first Picket Boat.

5.10am: Read Warrants 87, 89, 90. Three prisoners left ship.

6.10am: Water Tank alongside. Hands cleaning ship.

6.15am: Unmanned guns and searchlights.

7.0am: Water Tank left ship.

7.12am: Slipped and proceeded.

7.20am: Stopped and returned. 7.26am: Made fast to No 1 Buoy. Banked fires.

9.10am: Divisions. Read prayers.

am: Hands cleaning out boats, preparing for ammunitioning ship, chipping paintwork, painting and as requisite.

0.30pm: Ammunition lighter No 26 came alongside. Hands getting in practice ammunition. Remainder as in forenoon.

3.30pm: Ammunition lighter No 45 came alongside. Gunnery classes left ship.

4.40pm: Finished ammunitioning ship.

5.0pm: Gave Special leave to Starboard Watch till 5.45am.

8.30pm: Darkened ship. Manned 2, 12 pounders and 2 searchlights.

10.50pm: Hailed Guard boat.

11.30pm: Drew fires in first Picket Boat.

[Distance run through the water: 18.9 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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7 November 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

[At No 1 Buoy]

9.15am: Gunnery class left ship.

9.25am: Water tank alongside with boiler water.

10.25am: Ammunition lighter came alongside. Hands getting in ammunition.

1.30am: Gave Special leave to port watch till 7am.

pm: Starboard Watch getting in ammunition.

4.0pm: Landed patrol.

5.25pm: Ammunition lighter left ship.

9.0pm: Darkened ship. Manned 2, 12 pounders and 2 searchlights.

9.45pm: Hailed guard boat.

11.45pm: Drew fires in first Picket Boat.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Bread Received: 1000 lbs]


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8 November 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

[At No 1 Buoy]

4.30am: Lit fires in first Picket Boat.

5.0am: Unmanned guns and searchlights. Cleaning ship.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.0am: Gave Special leave to Starboard Watch till 6.30am.

10.45am: Held Divine Service.

4.0pm: Quarters.

8.30pm: Darkened ship. Manned 2, 12 pounders and 2 searchlights.

11.13pm: Hailed Guard Boat.

11.25pm: Hailed Police Boat. Drew fires in first Picket Boat.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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9 November 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

[At No 1 Buoy]

8.20am: [HMS] “Talbot” passed proceeding up harbour.

9.15am: Divisions. Read Prayers.

9.25am: Exercised “General Night Defence” Stations. Sent Escort for prisoner.

9.55am: Secured.

10.12am: Escort returned with prisoner.

am: Hands employed chipping and painting and as requisite.

3.15pm: [HMS] “Diana” passed proceeding up harbour.

4.0pm: Quarters. Leave to Port Watch till 7am.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Vegetables Received: 1000 lbs, Bread Received: 600 lbs]


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10 November 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

[At No 1 Buoy]

0.30am: Hailed patrol boat.

7.45am: Sent 546 rounds 3 pounder ammunition and 1000 rounds of .303 to [HMS] “Vivid”.

8.10am: “Diana” passed proceeding down harbour.

am: Hands employed chipping and scraping paintwork, painting and as requisite.

10.0am: Fires in Steam Pinnace.

11.20am: Worked Main Derrick. Out Steam Pinnace.

0.30pm: Landed Dental party.

pm: Hands employed as in forenoon and at Divisional drills.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read warrant No 96. [HMS] “Euryalus” passed, proceeding up harbour. Leave to Starboard Watch till 7am.

6.0pm: Landed patrol. 1 WO [Warrant Officer] joined from depôt.

8.30pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace. Darkened ship. Manned 2, 12 pounders and 2 searchlights.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Weather mostly quiet and overcast, barometric pressure relatively high and stable, noon temperature 59F, sea temperature 54F]


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11 November 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

[At No 1 Buoy]

0.15am: Hailed Patrol Boat.

3.0am: Hailed Guard and Police Boats.

5.0am: Fires in first Picket Boat and Steam Pinnace.

6.0am: Cleaning Ship. Unmanned guns and searchlights.

7.0am: Patrol returned.

8.20am: Landed ship’s company for route march.

9.30am: Landed funeral party.

am: Doctor’s classes A and B to drill.

11.10am: Ship’s company returned from route march.

Noon: Engineer Lieutenant Commander Rowe left ship for HMS “Malaya”.

pm: Hands employed chipping and scraping paintwork, painting and as requisite. Gunlayers at deflection teacher.

1.0pm: Funeral party returned.

4.15pm: [HMS] “Talbot” passed proceeding down harbour. Leave to port watch till 10.30pm.

9.0pm: Darkened ship. Manned 2, 12 pounders and 2 searchlights.

11.45pm: First Picket Boat and Steam Pinnace drew fires.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Fresh Beef Received: 705 lbs, Vegetables Received: 2000 lbs, Bread Received: 600 lbs]


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12 November 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

[At No 1 Buoy]

7.20am: Water tank came alongside.

8.8am: HMS “Euryalus” passed, proceeding down harbour.

8.30am: Worked MD [Main Derrick]. Out second Picket Boat. In Steam Pinnace.

9.10am: HMS “Diana” passed, proceeding up harbour.

9.20am: Water Tank left ship. Hands scraping and painting and as requisite. Divisional Drills.

2.0pm: Landed escort. 1 Private discharged to Barracks.

3.0pm: Escort returned with 1 prisoner.

4.0pm: Quarters. Special leave to Starboard Watch till 5.45am.

8.30pm: Darkened ship. Manned 2 guns and 2 searchlights.

10.40pm: Drew fires in first Picket Boat.

11.10pm: Hailed Guard Boat.

11.30pm: Drew fires in second Picket Boat.


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13 November 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

[At No 1 Buoy]

1.20am: Hailed Guard Boat.

2.40am: Hailed police Boat.

4.30am: Fires in both Picket Boats.

6.0am: Hands cleaning ship. Unmanned guns and searchlights.

7.55am: “Diana” passed proceeding down harbour.

9.15am: Divisions. Read prayers. 9.30am: Exercised “General Quarters”.

10.40am: Secured.

am: Hands at divisional drills and as requisite.

1.30pm: 1 Stoker discharged to Hospital. 1 CPO, 2 POs discharged to shore. Hands chipping and scraping and as requisite.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read warrants Nos 97, 98, and 99. Leave to Port Watch till 7am.

4.30pm: 10 Ratings discharged to Depôt.

5.15pm: 16 Ratings joined from Depôt.

7.0pm: Hailed Police Boat.

8.30pm: Darkened Ship. Manned 2, 12 pounders and 2 searchlights.

9.0pm: Drew fires in first Picket Boat.

11.40pm: Drew fires in second Picket Boat.

[Winds mostly north westerly, force 6 at noon, force 3 to 4 later, squally, with rain for most of day. Barometric pressure falling, noon temperature 57F, sea temperature 52F]


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14 November 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

[At No 1 Buoy]

1.0am: Hailed Guard Boat.

2.30am: Hailed Police Boat.

8.45am: Water Tank (boiler water) alongside.

10.35am: Ditto left ship.

1.30pm: Leave to Starboard Watch till 7am Monday [on this Saturday]. Discharged 1 RMLI to Hospital.

pm: Make and Mend Clothes.

3.30pm: Landed patrol.


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15 November 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.39, Long -4.19 [estimated]

[At No 1 Buoy]

4.30am: Fires in both Picket Boats.

6.0am: Unmanned guns and searchlights. Hands employed unshackling bridles, reeving slip rope and cleaning ship.

7.30am: Patrol returned.

9.30am: Divisions. Read prayers. Tugs came alongside.

10.5am: Slipped and proceeded up harbour.

11.15am: Made fast to No 11 Buoy.

[At No 11 Buoy]

2.15pm: Landed 1 Signalman to Bullpoint [presumably Royal Naval Ordnance Depot, Bull Point] for duty.

pm: Make and Mend.

4.0pm: Quarters.

4.15pm: Worked Main Derrick. Out Launch and Pinnace.

5.15pm: First Picket Boat drew fires.

6.20pm: Hailed Police Boat.

8.20pm: Darkened ship. Manned 2, 12 pounders and 2 searchlights.

9.0pm: Hailed Guard Boat.

9.45pm: Landed escort.

10.40pm: Escort returned with 1 prisoner.

10.50pm: Hailed Guard Boat.

11.0pm: Hailed Police Boat.

11.30pm: Drew fires in second Picket Boat.

[Windy in early am, rain or showers for much of day, barometric pressure falling, noon temperature 54F, sea temperature 52F]


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16 November 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.39, Long -4.19

[At No 11 Buoy]

0.10am and 0.20am: Hailed Guard Boat.

0.30am: Hailed police boat.

3.25am: Hailed Guard Boat.

4.30am: Fires in both Picket Boats.

6.0am: Cleaning ship. Unmanned guns and searchlights.

9.30am: Hands mustered by open list and served out with life collars.

10.15am: [HMS] “Bacchante” made fast to No 10 buoy. 5 Transports arrived with Indian troops.

am: Hands at Divisional drills and as requisite.

1.0pm: Worked Main Derrick. Out Steam Pinnace. In Second Picket Boat.

3.0pm: Mr Passey Acting Bosun [Boatswain] joined ship.

4.20pm: Received 2 cutters from dockyard. Special leave to Port Watch till 7am.

7.45pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

11.35pm: Drew fires in first Picket Boat.

11.50pm: Hailed Police Boat.


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17 November 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.39, Long -4.19

[At No 11 Buoy]

0.15am: Hailed Guard Boat.

0.50am: Hailed Police Boat.

1.40am: Hailed Guard Boat.

4.30am: Steam in Steam Pinnace and first Picket Boat.

7.30am: Patrol returned.

8.30am: Hands landed for route march.

10.30am: Lieutenant Revington left ship for Depôt.

am: Doctor’s Classes at Instruction.

0.10pm: Hands returned from route march.

2.0pm: Hands cleaning ship and as requisite.

4.0pm: Leave to Starboard Watch till 7am. Landed patrol.

4.25pm: One marine joined ship from hospital.

7.30pm: Hailed guard boat.

8.15pm: Hailed Police Boat.

8.55pm: Hailed Guard Boat.

9.30pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

11.35pm: Drew fires in first Picket Boat.


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18 November 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.39, Long -4.19

[At No 11 Buoy]

9.30am: Divisions. Read Prayers. Hands at Divisional Drills and as requisite.

10.45am: 1 Private RMLI joined ship from depôt.

11.0am: Discharged 1 Private RMLI to Depôt.

pm: Hands employed chipping and painting, at Divisional drills and as requisite. Carpenter’s party in dockyard.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant 101.

5.0pm: Leave to Port Watch till 7am. Landed patrol.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Fresh Beef Received: 688 lbs, Vegetables Received: 2000 lbs]


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19 November 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.39, Long -4.19

[At No 11 Buoy]

am: Hands employed at Divisional drills and as requisite. Water tank with drinking water alongside. Ash boat alongside.

pm: Hands employed at Divisional drills, chipping and painting and as requisite.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7am. Landed patrol.

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1589.2 tons, Oil 373.6 tons]


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20 November 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.39, Long -4.19

[At No 11 Buoy]

3.45am: Sent away second cutter, for immediate letter from Ml [?] Wise.

5.40am: Cutter returned.

7.10am: [HMS] “Benbow” proceeded to Sound.

9.30am: Divisions. Read prayers. Both turrets crews getting up live shell and sending down practice shells from working chambers. Remainder preparing for coaling and as requisite.

0.50pm: Coaling lighters alongside.

1.20pm: Commenced coaling.

2.0pm: Mr Chapman Bosun Active Service joined ship.

3.30pm: Discharged 1 rating to hospital.

4.45pm: Finished coaling. Took in 230 tons.

5.35pm: Escort left ship with 1 prisoner Private RMLI for depôt.

[Fresh Beef Received: 804 lbs, Vegetables Received: 400 lbs, Bread Received: 600 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1811.9 tons, Oil 373.6 tons]


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21 November 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.39, Long -4.19

[At No 11 Buoy]

6.0am: Unmanned guns and searchlights. Hands cleaning ship. Fires in first Picket Boat and Steam Pinnace. Torpedo party getting up torpedoes.

7.10am: Oil tank alongside.

7.20am: Escort returned.

7.40am: Ammunition Lighter alongside.

am: Hands employed getting in ammunition and provisions and getting out ten torpedoes and returning same to dockyard.

11.30am: Ammunition lighter left ship.

1.30pm: Leave to Port Watch till 10pm Sunday [on this Saturday].

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

4.15pm: Oil tank left ship.

4.20pm: Read Warrant No 102.

5.0pm: Took in Target Gear and Winter Clothing.

8.30pm: Darkened Ship. Manned 2, 12 pounders and 2 searchlights.

[Fresh Beef Received: 2026 lbs, Vegetables Received: 7,000 lbs, Bread Received: 2900 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1802.7 tons, Oil 573.6 tons]


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22 November 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.39, Long -4.19

[At No 11 Buoy]

0.30am: Hailed Guard Boat.

0.45am: Hailed Patrol Boat.

1.40am: Hailed Guard Boat.

3.0am: Hailed Police Boat.

4.30am, 5.35am and 6.20am: Hailed Guard Boat.

6.0am: Hands cleaning ship. Unmanned guns and searchlights. Steam in first Picket Boat and Steam Pinnace.

9.30am: Assistant Paymaster Laird RNR left ship.

10.0am: Divisions. 10.30am: Divine Service.

1.20pm: Two ratings joined from depôt.

2.5pm: Three ratings joined ship.

5.30pm: Devonport Gunnery class came on board. 34 ratings.

7.30pm: Portsmouth Gunnery class came on board. 33 ratings.

8.30pm: Darkened ship. Manned 2, 12 pounders and 2 searchlights.

10.45pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

11.30pm: Chatham Gunnery class come on board. 33 ratings.

11.50pm: Hailed Guard and police boats.

Midnight: Banked fires in first Picket Boat.


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23 November 1914

From Devonport to Gibraltar and at Devonport

Lat 49.95, Long -4.38

[At No 11 Buoy]

0.45am: Assistant Paymaster RNR ET Mooley joined ship.

2.0am: Hailed Guard Boat. Draught: Forward 29’ 10”, Aft 29’ 8”.

3.10am: Hailed Police Boat.

5.0am: Unmanned guns and searchlights. Cleaning Ship. Fires in first Picket Boat and Steam pinnace.

6.0am: Worked Main Derrick. In Launch and Pinnace.

7.25am: In Steam Pinnace.

8.20am: In first Picket Boat. 6 Stokers RNR joined from depôt.

8.40am: Slipped. Proceeded as requisite for passing down Hamoaze. Admiralty Pilot in charge. Manned one third of armament.

9.10am: Stopped. Dropped Pilot. 9.20am: Proceeded 60 revs. Course as requisite for passing through Western Entrance and Swept Channel.

10.30am: Eddystone N76W, 2.5 miles. Shaped Course S45W.

11.0am: Deviation by sun 2 degrees W. Streamed Patent Log.

2.15pm: Streamed Port Patent Log.

pm: One third of armament manned.

4.0pm: Quarters.

5.30pm: Darkened ship.

7.49pm: Ushant Light S5E.

8.29pm: Ushant NW light S19E, 16.25 miles.

9.20pm: Ushant NW light Abeam.

9.40pm: Ushant NW light S60E, 16.5 miles.

9.52pm: Altered course S47W.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 25 miles]

[Magnetic Bearing and Distance: Ushant NW light S34.5W, 95 miles]

[North easterly wind force 3 to 4 in pm, weather fine, noon temperature 42F, sea temperature 38F]


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24 November 1914

From Devonport to Gibraltar or at C [sea]

Lat 46.44, Long -7.23

2.0am: Exercised sea boats crew.

7.30am: Unmanned all guns except 1 12 pounder, which was manned throughout day.

8.0am: Deviation by Sun 1 degree W.

10.0am: Divisions. Read Prayers.

am: Hands employed at Divisional Drills and chipping paintwork and painting and as requisite.

0.50pm: Observed Sun 190 degrees. Int 1.75 NR.

4.0pm: Quarters. Exercised Physical Drill.

4.30pm: Deviation by sun. Nil. Read Warrants 103 - 110 inclusive.

5.30pm: Darkened ship. Lat 45 35 N, Long 7 50 W: by Jupiter, Vega and Capella.

[Course and Distance made good: S46W, 240 miles]

[Magnetic Bearing and Distance: Cape Villano 215 miles, S40W]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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25 November 1914

From Plymouth to Gibraltar or at C

Lat 42.55, Long -9.50

am: One 12 pounder manned throughout the day.

5.0am - 6.0am: Sounding every 10 minutes.

5.55am: Sighted Cape Villano S10W.

8.0am: Cape Villano S45E, 11 miles. Deviation by sun 0.75 degrees E.

10.0am: Cape Finisterre S66E, 9 miles.

am: Hands employed at Divisional drills, chipping and painting and as requisite.

4.0pm: Quarters. Exercised Physical Drill. Deviation by Sun 0.5 degrees E.

5.30pm: Lat 41 36 N, Long 9 36 W by Jupiter, Vega and Capella.

6.0pm: Darkened Ship.

11.30pm: Exercised Seaboats crew.

[Course and Distance made good: 258 miles, Various]

[Magnetic Bearing and Distance: Burling Island S17W, 188 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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26 November 1914

From Plymouth to Gibraltar or at C

Lat 38.40, Long -9.33

1.0am - 2.0am: Sounding every quarter hour. No bottom at 270 [fathoms].

3.30am: Sounding every quarter hour. Burling Island Light sighted S9E.

4.0am: Altered course S8W. One 12 pounder manned throughout day and night.

6.10am: Burling Island Light Abeam 9.5 miles.

7.30am: Deviation by sun 0.75 degrees E.

9.30am: Divisions. Read prayers.

9.45am: Cape Roca Light House Abeam 3 miles. Altered course S4W. Challenged and was answered by HMS “Europa”.

am: Hands at Divisional drills. Scraping and painting.

4.0pm: Quarters. Exercised Physical Drill. Deviation by sun Nil.

5.50pm: Sighted Cape St Vincent Light House S9E.

7.46pm: St Vincent Light S42E, 7 miles.

8.45pm: Altered course to S51E. 8.48pm: St Vincent N3E, 4 miles. Manned one 12 pounder throughout night.

11.0pm: Deviation by Sirius 0.5 degrees E.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 249 miles]

[Magnetic Bearing and Distance: S1W, 86 miles Cape St Vincent]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 58F, sea temperature 60F]


THE VOYAGES OF HMS CAESAR
Operations off Gibraltar

JP map Caesar Gibraltar

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27 November 1914

To Gibraltar from Plymouth or at Gibraltar

Lat 35.97, Long -5.83

3.30am: Exercised sea boats crew.

6.0am: Unmanned 12 pounder.

8.0am: Lat 36 10 N, Long 6 42 W by sun and Sirius. Deviation by sun Nil.

9.45am: Divisions. Read prayers.

10.0am: Exercised General Quarters.

11.0am: Cape Trafalgar N24E, 12.5 miles, altered course S74E.

Noon: Hauled in Log.

0.40pm: Tarifa Point N49E, 2.9 miles. 0.47pm: Altered course N83E.

1.10pm: Made secret signal to Windmill Hill [information about Windmill Hill, Gibraltar, here].

1.35pm: Carnero Point N, 3.7 miles, course as requisite for entering Gibraltar bay and passing through swept channel.

2.15pm: Engines as requisite.

2.30pm: Passed through North entrance.

2.55pm: Secured to No 5 Buoy. Worked Main Derrick. Out second Picket Boat.

4.0pm: Quarters. Discharged 1 Rating to Hospital.

10.45pm: Second Picket Boat drew fires.

[Course and Distance made good: 256.0 miles, Various]

[Magnetic Bearing and Distance: Tarifa Point Light House S86E, 11 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]


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28 November 1914

At Gibraltar [information about Gibraltar Harbour here]

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37 [estimated]

[At No 5 Buoy]

5.30am: Fires in second Picket Boat.

7.0am: HMS Pelorus proceeded.

7.30am: Water tank came alongside.

am: Turrets crews employed moving shells in turrets, remainder Cleaning Ship.

10.30am: Water tank left ship.

1.45pm: Ammunition lighter alongside. Starboard watch working at same.

3.15pm: Targets came alongside.

4.35pm: Read Warrant No 111. Worked Main Derrick. In targets.

6.0pm: “Pelorus” arrived.

11.0pm: Drew fires in second Picket Boat.

[Course and Distance made good: 27 miles, Various]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Fresh Beef Received: 900 lbs, Bread Received: 2000 lbs]


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29 November 1914

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

[At No 5 Buoy]

5.30am: Fires in second Picket Boat.

6.30am: Cleaning Ship. “Pelorus” proceeded.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.0am: Held Divine Service. 10.45am: Held Holy Communion.

1.30pm: Gave leave to PO’s and Leading Rates of Watch till 9pm.

5.57pm: HMS “Pelorus” secured to buoy.

10.50pm: Drew fires in second Picket Boat.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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30 November 1914

Cruising or at Gibraltar

Lat 36.29, Long -5.18

Draught: 29’ 3” Forward, 29’ 3” Aft.

3.30am: Lit fires in second Picket Boat.

5.30am: Hands cleaning ship, taking off bridles and reeving slip rope. Sent one small target to tug.

7.10am: Slipped. Engines as requisite for leaving harbour.

7.16am: Proceeded 60 revs.

7.21am: Passed through Northern entrance. Course as requisite for passing throughout swept channel, and rounding Europa Point.

8.3am: Stopped and as requisite.

8.30am: Europa Point S78W, 1 mile.

8.38am: Proceeded 30 revs, course N56E. Commenced Aiming Rifle practice by Gunnery Classes. Tug “Mary” and second Picket Boat towing targets.

9.30am: Divisions. Read prayers. Hands scraping and painting. Exercised Divisional drills.

Noon: Altered course SW. 0.25pm: Stopped and relieved Picket Boat’s crew. 0.37pm: Proceeded.

1.42pm: Altered course S34W. Hands employed as in forenoon.

3.50pm: Altered course as requisite for entering Gibraltar Bay. Europa Point N16W, 3.7 miles.

4.34pm: Increased to 48 revs. Finished aiming rifle practise. Engines and courses as requisite for proceeding to “D” berth.

5.12pm: Came to with starboard anchor in 23 fathoms and veered to 6 shackles. Read Warrant 112. Worked Main Derrick. Out Sailing Pinnace. In aiming rifle targets.

[Anchor Bearings: North end of South Mole S77E, Europa Point S20E, Breakwater ends in line N27E]

8.30pm: Manned 1, 12 pounder and 1 searchlight.

8.50pm: Drew fires in second Picket Boat.

[Distance run through the water: 16.5 miles]

[Magnetic Bearing and Distance: of Europa Point S52W, 14 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Weather fine. Noon temperature 64F, sea temperature 60F]



LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1914


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1 December 1914

Cruising or at Gibraltar

Lat 36.17, Long -5.24

[At single anchor in “D” berth]

3.0am: Raised steam for 8 knots.

4.0am: Fires in second Picket Boat.

5.30am: Cleaning Ship. Unmanned gun and searchlight. Hoisted out 2.5” wire into pinnace.

6.30am: Sent pinnace with recording and target parties to tug “May”. Employed cleaning ship and as requisite.

8.26am: Weighed. 8.30am: Proceeded as requisite for rounding Europa Point.

9.5am: Europa Point NNW 7 cables. Proceeding as requisite to the Eastward.

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers.

9.45am: Commenced top of turret practice for Gunnery classes. Employed scraping paintwork, painting ship and as requisite.

am: Exercising Divisional drill. Training classes at instruction.

11.25am: Completed top of turret practice.

[No Barometer or Temperature readings from noon: “Unshipped”]

1.17pm: Commenced 12 inch practice by Gunnery Classes. Employed as in forenoon.

3.30pm: Guadiaro Tower N57W 8.8 miles.

5.0pm: Discontinued practice. Stopped and as requisite. Pinnace returned with recording and target parties.

5.45pm: Europa Point S63W, 8.5 miles. Proceeded 48 revs. Course as requisite for Gibraltar anchorage D berth.

6.40pm: Europa Point NNW 7 cables.

6.59pm: Engines as requisite.

7.10pm: Came to with starboard anchor in 27 fathoms veered 6 shackles. Banked fires.

[At single anchor D Berth Gibraltar]

7.30pm: Lighters came alongside. Employed embarking ammunition.

7.50pm: Lighter cast off.

[[Anchor Bearings:] North End Detached Mole phi [symbol] [mean position] Extreme North Mole N27E, Extreme South Mole phi Signal Station S73E, Europa Point S20E]

9.35pm: Received targets from tug and secured ditto astern.

10.15pm: Drew fires in picket boat. One 12 pounder gun and one search light manned throughout the night.

[Magnetic Bearing and Distance: Europa Point S71W, 6.3 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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2 December 1914

From Gibraltar, Cruising

Lat 36.13, Long -5.23

[At single anchor D Berth Gibraltar]

[No Barometer or Thermometer readings today - “Unshipped”]

Draught forward 29’ 3”, Draught aft 29’ 3”.

3.0am: Raised steam for 10 knots. Raised steam in picket boat.

6.0am: Employed cleaning ship and preparing targets.

7.40am: Received targets from tug “May” and took ditto in tow. Sent picket boat into harbour with wrecked targets. Sent pinnace to tug with recording and target parties.

8.26am: Weighed - Engines are requisite.

8.50am: Worked up to 54 revs. Course as requisite for rounding Europa Point.

9.2am: Parted tow - Proceeded as requisite for picking up ditto.

9.45am: Proceeded. Worked up to 42 revs.

10.52am: Stopped and as requisite. Tug took targets in tow.

11.11am: Proceeded as requisite to the Eastward.

11.30am: Europa Point W, 4.5 miles. Commenced 12 inch practice by Gunnery classes. Employed preparing targets, painting ship and as requisite. Exercised Divisional drills. Training class at instruction.

2.30pm: Turned to the Westward.

3.8pm: Europa Point S86W, 11.5 miles.

4.0pm: Quarters. 4.15pm: Discontinued practice. Proceeded 48 revs, course as requisite for Gibraltar Anchorage. Europa Point N89W, 7 miles.

4.39pm: Made Secret Signal to Windmill Hill.

5.2pm: Europa Point N, 6 cables. Received permission to enter.

5.19pm: Engines as requisite.

5.34pm: Came to with Port anchor in D Berth in 26 fathoms veered 6 shackles. Banked fires.

[Anchor Bearings D Berth Gibraltar: North End Detached Mole phi North Corner North Mole N27E, Extreme South Mole phi Signal Station S73E, Europa Point S20E]

7.15pm: Pinnace returned with target and recording parties. Received targets from tug and secured ditto astern.

8.10pm: Drew fires in picket boat.

[Magnetic Bearing and Distance: Europa Point S87W, 6 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]


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3 December 1914

Cruising and at Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.11

[At single anchor D berth Gibraltar]

[Barometer and thermometer readings recorded again from 4pm]

Draught forward 29’ 0”, Draught aft 28’10”. Raised steam for 8 knots.

4.0am: Raised steam in second picket boat. Employed cleaning ship and preparing targets.

7.30am: Received targets from tug “May” and took ditto in tow. Transferred wrecked targets to tug.

7.35am: Hoisted in and drew fires in picket boat.

8.25am: Sent pinnace to tug with recording and working parties.

8.30am: Weighed - Engines as requisite for turning ship. 8.45am: Proceeded 42 revs, course as requisite for rounding Europa Point.

10.0am: Stopped - Tug took targets in tow.

10.14am: Proceeded as requisite to the Eastward.

10.30am: Carbonera Tower N15W, 7.3 miles. Commenced 12 inch practice by Gunnery Classes. Employed ranging Starboard cable for survey, scraping, painting and as requisite. Exercised Divisional drill. Training classes at instruction.

0.10pm: Completed 12 inch practice - Stopped and as requisite.

1.0pm: Monthly payment. Proceeded as requisite to the Westward.

1.23pm: Europa Point N85W, 8.2 miles. Commenced 12 pounder practice by Gunnery Classes. Employed as in forenoon. Surveying Starboard cable and scraping Chain locker. Raised steam in Steam Pinnace.

3.23pm: Made Secret Signal to Windmill Hill.

3.45pm: Received permission to enter.

4.0pm: Quarters.

4.27pm: Completed 12 pounder practice. Proceeded 48 revs, course as requisite for Gibraltar anchorage.

4.30pm: Europa Point N17W, 3 miles.

5.5pm: Engines as requisite.

5.18pm: Came to with Port anchor in D berth in 26 fathoms veered 6 shackles. Banked fires.

[At single anchor D berth Gibraltar [bearings] North End Detached Mole phi North Corner North Mole N27E, Extreme South Mole phi Signal Station S73E, Europa Point S20E]

5.20pm: Hoisted out Steam Pinnace.

6.0pm: Recording and Working parties returned. Received targets from tug and secured ditto astern.

6.5pm: Lighter came alongside. Embarking ammunition.

6.45pm: Lighter cast off.

8.40pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

[Magnetic Bearing and Distance: Europa Point S88W, 12 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]


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4 December 1914

Cruising and at Gibraltar

Lat 36.16, Long -5.11

[At single anchor D berth Gibraltar]

am: Raised steam for 8 knots.

4.0am: Raised steam in Steam Pinnace. Employed preparing targets and cleaning ship.

7.0am: Shortened in to 3 shackles.

7.15am: Sent pinnace to tug “May” with recording and target parties.

7.23am: Weighed - Engines as requisite for turning ship. 7.33am: Proceeded 42 revs, course as requisite for rounding Europa Point.

8.4am: Stopped - Tug took targets in tow.

8.15am: Observed HMS “Yarmouth” to the East. Challenged and received reply.

8.19am: Proceeded as requisite to the Eastward.

8.30am: Commenced Sub Calibre practice by Gunnery Classes.

8.35am: Europa Point N87W, 2 miles.

9.15am: Divisions - Prayers. Employed scraping, painting and as requisite. Surveying Starboard [cable] and painting chain locker. Exercised Divisional drills. Training classes at instruction.

11.40am: Completed Sub Calibre practice. Stopped.

0.15pm: Proceeded. Turned to the Westward.

0.30pm: Commenced 6 inch practice by Gunnery Classes. Employed as in forenoon.

2.30pm: Europa Point N38W, 6 miles. Turned to the Eastward.

4.0pm: Quarters. Turned to the Westward.

5.20pm: Discontinued practice. Europa Point N51W, 9.7 miles. Stopped. Received targets from tug and took ditto and pinnace in tow. Recording and working parties returned.

5.25pm: Made secret signal to Windmill Hill.

5.46pm: Proceeded. 5.55pm:42 revs, course as requisite for Gibraltar anchorage.

7.13pm: Europa Point NE 8 cables.

7.38pm: Engines as requisite.

7.51pm: Came to with Port anchor in D berth in 27 fathoms veered 6 shackles. Banked fires.

[Draught: Forward 28’ 5”, Aft 29’ 0”]

[At single anchor B berth [bearings] abeam starboard Detached Mole N28E, abeam port Detached Mole N87E, abeam starboard South Mole S74E]

8.0pm: Lighter came alongside - Embarking Ammunition.

9.30pm: Lighter cast off.

9.50pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

[Magnetic Bearing and Distance: Europa Point W, 12 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Fresh Beef Received: 400 lbs, Vegetables Received: 2000 lbs, Bread Received: 780 lbs]

[Weather fine after early mist and fog, barometric pressure relatively high and steady, noon temperature 64F, sea temperature 62F]


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5 December 1914

Cruising and at Gibraltar

Lat 36.08, Long -4.98

[At single anchor D berth Gibraltar]

Draught forward 28’ 5”, Draught aft 29’ 0”.

am: Raised steam for 8 knots.

4.0am: Raised steam in Steam Pinnace. Employed cleaning ship and preparing targets.

7.11am: Weighed - Engines as requisite for turning ship.

7.28am: Proceeded 36 revs, course as requisite for rounding Europa Point.

8.20am: Proceeded slow.

9.3am: Stopped. Tug “May” took targets in tow. Sent pinnace to ditto with recording and working parties. Europa Point N85W, 6 miles.

9.17am: Proceeded as requisite to the Eastward.

9.30am: Resumed 6 inch practice by Gunnery Classes. Employed cleaning ship and striking down Starboard cable. Tested lifebuoys - Correct.

0.20pm: Turned to the Westward. Employed as in forenoon.

3.15pm: Completed 6 inch practice. Stopped and as requisite. Pinnace returned with recording and working parties. Hoisted in ditto.

3.42pm: Proceeded 48 revs, course as requisite for Gibraltar.

3.48pm: Europa Point N62W, 14.5 miles.

4.0pm: Quarters.

5.0pm: Made secret signal to Windmill Hill and received permission to enter.

5.25pm: Europa Point NE, 6 cables.

5.48pm: Entered Swept Channel. Engines as requisite.

5.53pm: Passed through North Entrance.

6.1pm: Secured to No 12 buoy. Let fires die out.

6.20pm: Hoisted out first picket boat.

7.15pm: Ammunition lighter came alongside. Employed embarking ammunition.

8.45pm: Lighter cast off.

10.40pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

[Magnetic Bearing and Distance: Europa Point N71W, 18 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Fresh Beef Received: 780 lbs, Vegetables Received: 2000 lbs, Bread Received: 1236 lbs]


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6 December 1914

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

[Secured to No 12 buoy]

4.30am: Raised steam in Steam Pinnace.

5.30am: Raised steam in Picket boat.

8.30am: Landed Church parties - RC [Roman Catholic] and NC [Nonconformist].

9.30am: Divisions.

10.15am: Divine Service.

1.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 9.0pm.

4.0pm: Quarters.

5.30pm: Landed patrol.

10.30pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

10.45pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 8]


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7 December 1914

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

[Secured to No 12 buoy]

5.0am: Raised steam in Steam Pinnace.

6.0am: Employed cleaning ship.

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers.

am: Employed scraping, painting and as requisite. Exercised divisional drills. Training classes at instruction. Gunnery classes at instruction. Party from Ordnance Department examining guns.

pm: Make and mend clothes. Discharged to RMS “Egypt” for passage home Chatham Gunnery Class.

4.0pm: Quarters.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 9.0pm.

5.30pm: Landed patrol.

9.45pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

10.0pm: Patrol returned.

10.45pm: Drew fires in Picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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8 December 1914

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

[No 12 buoy]

6.0am: Raised steam in Picket boat and Steam Pinnace.

am: Employed cleaning ship, scraping, painting, and as requisite. Party from Ordnance Dept examining guns.

8.30am: Landed DY [Dockyard] party.

11.30am: DY party returned.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

4.0pm: Quarters. 4.20pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 9.0pm.

5.0pm: Landed patrol.

8.30pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 8]


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9 December 1914

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

[No 12 buoy]

0.40am: Patrol returned. Drew fires in Picket boat.

5.0am: Raised steam in Picket boat and Steam Pinnace.

8.30am: Landed Dockyard party.

am: Employed repairing targets, scraping, painting and as requisite. Exercising. Divisional drills.

4.0pm: Quarters - Read Warrant No 113.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 9.0pm.

5.15pm: Landed patrol.

11.0pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Fresh Beef Received: 400 lbs, Bread Received: 500 lbs]

[Westerly wind force 5 through middle of day, weather fine after early rain, noon temperature 61F]


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10 December 1914

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

[No 12 buoy]

0.50am: Patrol returned. Drew fires in Picket boat.

am: Employed embarking ammunition, ranging sheet cable for survey, repairing targets, scraping, painting and as requisite.

9.0am: Discharged to HMS “Yarmouth” for passage home Portsmouth and Devonport Gunnery classes.

11.15am: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace. Raised steam in Picket boat.

2.0pm: Hoisted in Steam Pinnace, Launch and Pinnace.

4.0pm: Quarters. 4.30pm: Leave to Chief and First Class PO’s till 9.0pm.

6.0pm: Joined ship from RMS “India” Lieutenant Commander RE Stokes Rees, 82 ratings and 40 Marines Gunnery classes.

10.45pm: Drew fires in Picket boat.

Classes

[Number on sick list 5]


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11 December 1914

From Gibraltar, Cruising

Lat 36.31, Long -5.01

[No 12 buoy Gibraltar]

Draught forward 28’ 4”, Draught aft 28’ 10”.

am: Raised steam for 8 knots.

4.30am: Raised steam in Picket boat. Employed cleaning ship.

7.15am: Unshackled. 7.25am: Slipped - Engines as requisite. 7.35am: Proceeded 48 revs.

7.38am: Passed through North Entrance. Course as requisite for rounding Europa Point.

8.0am: Reduced to 30 revs. 8.10am: Europa Point NNW, 5.5 cables. Proceeded as requisite to the Eastward.

8.21am: Stopped. Transferred targets to picket boat and tug “May”. 8.41am: Proceeded.

8.55am: Commenced aiming rifle practice by Gunnery Classes.

9.15am: Divisions - Prayers. Employed surveying sheet cable, scraping and painting chain locker and as requisite. Exercised Divisional Drills. Training class at instruction.

Noon: Turned to the Westward.

3.16pm: Completed aiming rifle practice.

3.27pm: Made secret signal to Windmill Hill.

3.55pm: Received permission to enter.

4.17pm: Europa Point NNE 6 cables. Course as requisite for entering Gibraltar Bay and passing through swept channel.

5.11pm: Passed through North Entrance. 5.12pm: Engines as requisite.

5.19pm: Picked up No 5 buoy.

6.10pm: Ship secured. Banked fires. Discharged to HM Transport “Miltiades” for passage home Lieutenant Commander CJ Wood and Lieutenant HD Vaughan Hughes.

11.15pm: Drew fires in Picket boat.

[Magnetic Bearing and Distance: Europa Point S68W, 21 miles]

[Fresh Beef Received: 440 lbs, Vegetables Received: 2000 lbs, Bread Received: 780 lbs]

[South westerly wind force 5 or 6 from noon onwards]


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12 December 1914

Cruising and at Gibraltar

Lat 36.18, Long -5.18

[No 5 buoy Gibraltar]

am: Raised steam for 8 knots.

4.0am: Raised steam in Picket boat.

9.0am: Slipped - Engines as requisite. 9.20am: Proceeded 48 revs.

9.28am: Passed through North Entrance, course as requisite for rounding Europa Point.

10.0am: Europa Point NNW 6 cables.

10.7am: Stopped and as requisite. Hoisted out pinnace and sent ditto with recording and working parties to tug “May”.

10.22am: Proceeded as requisite to the Eastward.

10.30am: Commenced 12 pounder practice by Gunnery Classes. Tested lifebuoys - Correct.

11.50am: Completed 12 pounder practice.

Noon: Stopped and as requisite for repairing targets.

0.20pm: Turned to the Westward.

0.55pm: Commenced sub calibre practice by Gunnery Classes.

pm: Employed cleaning ship, striking down sheet cable, ranging Port cable for survey and as requisite.

3.55pm: Discontinued sub calibre practice. Stopped and as requisite. Hoisted in pinnace. Received targets from tug “May” and took ditto in tow. Recording and Working parties returned.

4.35pm: Europa Point N69W, 9.5 miles. Proceeded 48 revs, course as requisite for Gibraltar anchorage.

4.40pm: Quarters. Read Warrants Nos 114 to 118.

5.0pm: Made secret signal to Windmill Hill and received permission to enter.

6.25pm: Europa Point NNE, 7 cables, course as requisite for taking up D berth.

6.39pm: Engines as requisite.

6.52pm: Came to with Starboard anchor in 27 fathoms veered 6 shackles. Banked fires.

[At single anchor D Berth Gibraltar [anchor bearings] South Mole Light S77W, Windmill Hill Flag Staff S37W]

8.45pm: Drew fires in Picket boat.

[Magnetic Bearing and Distance: Europa Point S73W, 9.5 miles]

[Fresh Beef Received: 900 lbs, Vegetables Received: 2000 lbs, Bread Received: 1700 lbs]

[Wind still south westerly force 5 or 6 until 4pm, rain and showers at times, noon temperature 65F, sea temperature 61F]


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13 December 1914

Gibraltar and at sea

Lat 36.14, Long -5.33 [estimated]

[At single anchor D Berth Gibraltar]

Draught forward 28’ 6”, Draught aft 28’ 10”.

4.30am: Raised steam in Picket boat. Raised steam for 8 knots.

8.22am: Weighed - Engines as requisite.

8.36am: Hoisted in picket boat and drew fires in ditto.

8.47am: Proceeded as requisite for passing round Europa Point to Catalan Bay.

9.30am: Stopped and as requisite.

9.41am: Came to with Starboard anchor in 16 fathoms veered 8 shackles.

[At single anchor Catalan Bay]

10.0am: Divisions. 10.20am: Divine Service.

2.45pm: Let go Sheet anchor under foot. Raised steam for 10 knots.

4.30pm: Shortened in Starboard cable to 7 shackles. Struck down port cable.

[At anchor Catalan Bay. Anchor Bearings: Europa Point S41W, abeam starboard Catalan Bay N79W, Devil’s Tower N42W] [Information about Devil’s Tower, with useful map of Gibraltar here]

6.0pm: Set anchor watch.

9.3pm: HMTB [Torpedo Boat] No 97 brought up 2 cables to the Westward.

11.0pm: Raised steam for 12 knots.

[Squally wind, mostly south westerly, increasing in force from 8am, with rain. Barometric pressure (and other weather information) recorded hourly from 8am for rest of day, falling slowly all day. Wind becoming very squally in pm, force 8 from 11am to 8pm then increasing, up to force 11 at midnight]


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14 December 1914

Cruising and at Gibraltar

Lat 36.18, Long -5.28

[At anchor Catalan Bay]

1.15am: HMTB No 97 slipped and proceeded to sea.

1.50am to 2.0am: Very heavy squall from the S.

2.0am to 2.10am: Calm with very heavy rain.

2.10am: Wind came NNW. Veered sheet cable to 4 shackles. Shortened in starboard cable to 6 shackles.

9.0am: Weighed Sheet anchor. Shortened in to 4 shackles. Hoisted out Pinnace and sent ditto to tug “May” with recording and working parties. Transferred targets to tug.

10.20am: Weighed - Proceeded as requisite to the Eastward.

10.47am: Nueva Tower N, 2.8 miles. Resumed Sub Calibre practice by Gunnery classes.

am: Employed scraping, painting, and as requisite. Exercised divisional drills.

11.29am: Turned to the Westward.

0.36pm: Turned to the Eastward.

1.3pm: Completed sub calibre practice. Proceeded 48 revs, course as requisite for rounding Europa Point. Raised steam in Picket boat.

1.35pm: Made secret signal to Windmill Hill.

1.44pm: Heavy rain squall. Proceeded slow. Europa Point N, 7 cables.

1.54pm: Received permission to enter.

pm: Employed as in forenoon and restowing magazines.

1.57pm: Proceeded 48 revs, course as requisite for passing through Swept channel into Gibraltar Harbour.

2.38pm: Heavy rain squall. Proceeded slow. Turned 32 points.

2.53pm: Proceeded 48 revs.

3.6pm: Passed through North Entrance. Engines as requisite.

3.13pm: Picked up No 5 buoy.

3.24pm: Ship secured to buoy. Banked fires. Hoisted out Picket boat.

[No 5 buoy Gibraltar]

4.0pm: Quarters. Employed embarking ammunition. Lost overboard brushes piasaba with staves complete 1 in number, by accident.

[Magnetic Bearing and Distance: Europa Point S51W, 5.7 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Weather data recorded hourly until noon. Barometric pressure rising from 2am. Southerly wind force 11 at 1 and 2am, then dropping, mostly force 4 or 5, variable in direction and still squally until noon, rain and showers all day. Wind reduced to force 3 in pm and calm at midnight. Noon temperature 63F, sea temperature 62F]


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15 December 1914

Cruising and at Gibraltar

Lat 36.22, Long -5.17

am: Raised steam for 8 knots.

4.0am: Raised steam in second Picket boat.

6.0am: Employed cleaning ship.

6.45am: Unshackled. 7.5am: Slipped - Engines as requisite. 7.12am: Proceeded 48 revs.

7.18am: Passed through North Entrance. 7.19am: Stopped.

8.1am: Proceeded, course as requisite for rounding Europa Point.

8.34am: Stopped. Hoisted out pinnace. Sent ditto to tug “May” with Recording and Target parties.

9.1am: Proceeded as requisite to the Eastward.

10.9am: Nueva Tower N22W, 4.1 miles.

10.10am: Commenced 12 inch practice by Gunnery Classes.

10.20am: Completed ditto.

10.50am: Commenced 6 inch practice by Gunnery Classes.

am: Employed scraping, painting and as requisite. Exercised divisional drills.

0.30pm: Turned to the Westward. Employed as in forenoon.

3.0pm: Raised steam in Steam Pinnace.

4.0pm: Quarters.

4.12pm: Europa Point S82W, 3.5 miles.

4.20pm: Discontinued practice.

4.24pm: Stopped and as requisite. Pinnace returned with Recording and Target parties. Hoisted in ditto.

4.30pm: Made secret signal to Windmill Hill.

4.40pm: Received permission to enter.

4.45pm: Proceeded 48 revs, course as requisite for rounding Europa Point.

5.18pm: Europa Point N, 6 cables, course as requisite for passing into Swept Channel and entering Gibraltar Harbour.

5.49pm: Passed through Northern Entrance. Engines as requisite.

6.2pm: Picked up No 5 buoy.

[No 5 buoy Gibraltar]

6.30pm: Ship secured to buoy. Banked fires. Hoisted out launch and Steam Pinnace. Employed embarking ammunition. Discharged to [HMS] “Europa” for passage home 36 ratings of Gunnery Class.

11.30pm: Drew fires in Picket boat and Steam Pinnace.

[Magnetic Bearing and Distance: Europa Point S65W, 11 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Fresh Beef Received: 730 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1700 lbs, Bread Received: 1200 lbs]


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16 December 1914

Cruising and at Gibraltar

Lat 36.20, Long -5.22

[No 5 buoy Gibraltar]

Draught forward 28’ 2”, Draught aft 28’ 10”.

4.10am: Raised steam in second Picket boat. Raised steam for 8 knots.

6.15am: Hoisted in Steam Pinnace.

6.45am: Unshackled. 7.15am: Slipped - Engines as requisite. 7.19am: Proceeded 48 revs.

7.25am: Passed through North Entrance. 7.26am: Stopped. Received targets from tug “May” and took ditto in tow.

7.45am: Proceeded 48 revs, course as requisite for rounding Europa Point.

8.15am: Stopped. Transferred targets to tug. Hoisted out pinnace and sent ditto to tug with Recording and Target parties.

8.30am: Proceeded as requisite to the Eastward.

9.5am: Resumed 6 inch practice by Gunnery Classes.

9.10am: Europa Point S72W, 2.5 miles.

9.15am: Divisions - Prayers.

am: Employed placing sheet anchor on after anchor led [?] and as requisite. Training class at instruction. Exercised divisional drills.

11.20am: Turned to the Westward.

1.0pm: Turned to the Eastward.

2.0pm: Turned to the Westward. Employed as in forenoon. Raised steam in Steam Pinnace.

3.27pm: Europa Point S73W, 5.2 miles.

3.57pm: Discontinued practice. Stopped. Pinnace returned with Recording and Working parties. Hoisted in ditto.

4.25pm: Proceeded full speed, course as requisite for rounding Europa Point and passing through Swept Channel into Gibraltar Harbour. Made secret signal.

5.16pm: Engines as requisite. Received permission to enter.

5.21pm: Passed through Northern Entrance.

5.30pm: Picked up No.5 buoy. 5.37pm: Secured to buoy. Banked fires. Hoisted out Steam Pinnace. Employed embarking ammunition. Discharged to “Europa” for passage home 39 ratings of Gunnery class.

[No 5 buoy Gibraltar]

11.0pm: Drew fires in Steam pinnace.

11.45pm: Drew fires in Picket boat.

11.30pm: Sailed HMS “Europa” and convoy.

[Magnetic Bearing and Distance: Europa Point S63W, 8.4 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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17 December 1914

Cruising and at Gibraltar

Lat 36.17, Long -5.29

[No 5 buoy Gibraltar]

Draught forward 28’ 0”, Draught aft 28’ 10”. Raised steam for 8 knots.

4.0am: Raised steam in second Picket boat. Employed cleaning ship.

6.0am: Hoisted in Steam Pinnace.

7.0am: Unshackled. 7.20am: Slipped - Engines as requisite. 7.24am: Proceeded 48 revs.

7.30am: Passed through Northern Entrance, course as requisite for rounding Europa Point.

8.1am: Stopped - Hoisted out pinnace. Sent ditto to tug “May” with target and Recording parties.

8.18am: Proceeded as requisite to the Eastward.

9.0am: Resumed 6 inch practice by Gunnery Class.

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers.

9.34am: Devil’s Tower N84W, 2.8 miles.

am: Employed scraping, painting and as requisite. Training class at instruction. Exercised Divisional drills.

10.42am: Turned to the Westward.

0.10pm: Turned to the Southward.

1.30pm: Europa Point N58W, 3.2 miles.

1.35pm: Completed 6 inch practice. Proceeded full speed, course as requisite for rounding Europa Point and passing through Swept Channel into Gibraltar Harbour.

1.40pm: Made secret signal to Windmill Hill and received permission to enter. Employed preparing for coaling.

2.24pm: Engines as requisite. 2.30pm: Passed through Northern Entrance.

2.50pm: Secured alongside No 4 Shed South Mole. Let fires die out. Employed preparing for coaling and embarking ammunition.

[Alongside No 4 shed South Mole Gibraltar]

3.30pm: Pinnace returned with Recording and target parties.

9.30pm: Drew fires in second picket boat.

[Magnetic Bearing and Distance: Europa Point S48W, 4.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Fresh Beef Received: 320 lbs, Bread Received: 600 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1100.6 tons, Oil 373.6 tons]


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18 December 1914

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36 [estimated, from information in map here]

[Alongside No 4 Shed South Mole]

6.0am: Raised steam in second picket boat.

6.30am: Commenced coaling

3.15pm: Completed coaling - Received 719 tons.

3.30pm: Cast off - Proceeded in tow of three tugs to Dockyard Wall.

4.0pm: Secured alongside. Employed cleaning ship.

[Alongside Dockyard Wall]

5.20pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 9.0pm

6.50pm: Drew fires in Picket boat. Draught forward 29’ 3”, Draught aft 29’ 6”.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Fresh Beef Received: 400 lbs, Vegetables Received: 100 lbs, Bread Received: 400 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1812 tons, Oil 373.6 tons]


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19 December 1914

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[Alongside Dockyard Wall]

6.0am: Raised steam in second picket boat.

am: Employed cleaning ship. Party from Ordnance Dept examining guns. Tested lifebuoys - Correct.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

4.0pm: Quarters.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 9.0pm.

5.45pm: Landed patrol.

7.0pm: Drew fires in second picket boat.

Midnight: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Fresh Beef Received: 790 lbs, Vegetables Received: 2000 lbs, Bread Received: 1450 lbs]

[Weather calm and fine, barometric pressure relatively high, noon temperature 64F]


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20 December 1914

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[Alongside Dockyard Wall]

9.30am: Divisions.

10.0am: Divine Service.

1.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 9.0pm.

6.0pm: Landed patrol.


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21 December 1914

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[Alongside Dockyard Wall]

0.10am: Patrol returned.

am: Employed embarking ammunition and as requisite. Ordnance Dept examining guns, Dockyard replacing net shelves. Landed defective length of port cable for repair.

1.0pm: Sent working party to HM Transport “Wiltshire”.

4.0pm: Quarters - Read Warrants Nos 119 and 120.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 9.0pm.

6.0pm: Landed patrol.

6.30pm: Discharged to [HMS] “Cormorant” [information here] 31 ratings, remainder of Gunnery Class.

11.45pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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22 December 1914

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[Alongside Dockyard Wall]

6.30am: Sent working party to HM Transport “Wiltshire”.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Marines parading in heavy marching order. Divers at monthly exercise. Training class at instruction. Ordnance Dept examining guns. Dockyard replacing net shelves.

11.45am: Working party returned.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 9.0pm.

6.0pm: Landed patrol.

11.50pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Fresh Beef Received: 350 lbs, Vegetables Received: 800 lbs, Bread Received: 700 lbs]


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23 December 1914

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[Alongside Dockyard Wall]

7.15am: Sent working party to “Wiltshire”.

am: Employed cleaning magazines and shell rooms and as requisite. Training class at instruction. Ordnance Dept examining guns. Dockyard repairing net shelves.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 9.0pm. Working party returned.

5.45pm: Landed patrol. Joined ship from RMS “Osterly” [probably “Osterley] 70 ratings - Gunnery Class.

Midnight: Patrol returned.


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24 December 1914

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[Alongside Dockyard Wall]

4.30am: Raised steam in second picket boat.

6.0am: Employed cleaning ship.

7.15am: Sent working party to HM Transport “Wiltshire”. 7.45am: Ditto returned.

8.0am: Half masted colours.

9.5am: Divisions - Prayers.

am: Employed scraping, painting and as requisite. Training class at instruction. Exercised divisional drills. Ordnance Dept examining guns.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

4.0pm: Quarters.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 9.0pm.

5.30pm: Landed patrol.

9.0pm: Drew fires in second picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Fresh Beef Received: 800 lbs, Vegetables Received: 3000 lbs, Bread Received: 1400 lbs]


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25 December 1914

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[Alongside Dockyard Wall]

0.50am: Patrol returned.

8.30am: Landed Church Parties - RC [Roman Catholic] 59, Wesleyans 43, Presbyterians 15 [as this is Christmas Day].

9.30am: Divisions.

10.0am: Divine Service. Read to Ship’s company message of Christmas greeting from their Majesties the King and Queen.

Noon: Church parties returned.

1.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

4.0pm: Landed patrol.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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26 December 1914

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[Alongside Dockyard Wall]

0.10am: Patrol returned.

am: Employed cleaning ship. Tested lifebuoys - Correct.

11.15am: Hoisted in Steam Pinnace.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

1.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 10.0pm.

4.40pm: Landed patrol.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Fresh Beef Received: 750 lbs, Bread Received: 700 lbs]


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27 December 1914

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[Alongside Dockyard Wall]

0.20am: Patrol returned.

7.5am: Night patrol returned.

9.30am: Divisions. Landed church parties - RC and NC [Nonconformist].

10.10am: Divine Service.

Noon: Church parties returned.

1.0pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

4.0pm: Quarters. Landed patrol.

11.45pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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28 December 1914

Cruising and at Gibraltar

Lat 36.22, Long -5.20

[Alongside Dockyard Wall]

Draught forward 29’ 8”, Draught aft 29’ 6”.

am: Raised steam for 8 knots. Raised steam in second picket boat. Employed cleaning ship and preparing for sea.

7.15am: Cast off - Towed clear of wall. Engines as requisite.

7.24am: Proceeded 48 revs. 7.31am: Passed through Northern Entrance, course as requisite for rounding Europa Point.

7.35am: Reduced to 36 revs.

8.10am: Stopped - Transferred targets to second picket boat and tug “May”.

8.36am: Proceeded as requisite to the Eastward.

8.55am: Commenced aiming rifle practice by Gunnery Class.

9.15am: Divisions - Prayers.

9.34am: Devil’s Tower N76W, 2.8 miles.

am: Employed scraping, painting and as requisite. Exercised Divisional drills. Training class at instruction.

11.20am: Turned to the Westward.

0.50pm: Completed aiming rifle practice. Stopped and as requisite. Sent second picket boat into harbour. Hoisted out pinnace and sent ditto to tug with target party. Exchanged targets with tug.

1.40pm: Proceeded. 1.50pm: Commenced 12 pounder practice by Gunnery Class.

pm: Employed as in forenoon. Raised steam in first picket boat.

3.58pm: Europa Point S77W, 2.8 miles.

4.13pm: Made secret signal to Windmill Hill and received permission to enter.

4.15pm: Completed 12 pounder practice. Proceeded as requisite for rounding Europa Point and passing through Swept Channel into Gibraltar Harbour.

4.55pm: Engines as requisite. 5.6pm: Passed through Northern Entrance.

5.13pm: Picked up No 12 buoy. 5.21pm: Secured to buoy. Banked fires. Hoisted out first picket boat.

[Secured to No 12 buoy]

6.0pm: Pinnace returned with target party.

6.30pm: Drew fires in second picket boat. Hoisted in ditto and pinnace.

10.35pm: Drew fires in first picket boat.

[Magnetic Bearing and Distance: Europa Point S62W, 9.7 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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29 December 1914

Cruising and at Gibraltar

Lat 36.21, Long -5.21

[No 12 buoy]

am: Raised steam for 8 knots.

7.0am: Unshackled. 7.17am: Slipped. Engines as requisite. 7.26am: Passed through Northern Entrance, course as requisite for rounding Europa Point.

7.51am: Reduced to slow. 8.17am: Stopped. Hoisted out Pinnace. Sent ditto with target party to tug “May”.

8.48am: Proceeded as requisite to the Eastward.

9.0am: Commenced sub calibre practice by Gunnery Class.

9.20am: Divisions - Prayers.

9.36am: Devil’s Tower N78W, 2.7 miles.

am: Employed cleaning magazines, scraping and painting. Exercised Divisional drills. Training class at instruction.

11.30am: Completed sub calibre practice. Turned to the Westward. Sent recording party to tug.

0.7pm: Commenced 6 inch practice by Gunnery class.

pm: Employed as in forenoon. Raised steam in Steam pinnace.

2.0pm: Turned to the Eastward.

3.0pm: Turned to the Westward.

3.58pm: Europa Point S70W, 4.2 miles.

4.0pm: Read Warrants Nos 121 and 122.

4.8pm: Discontinued practice. Proceeded 48 revs, course as requisite for rounding Europa Point and passing through Swept Channel.

4.17pm: Made secret signal to Windmill Hill and received permission to enter.

5.0pm: Engines as requisite.

5.13pm: Passed through Northern Entrance

5.18pm: Picked up No 12 buoy. 5.23pm: Secured to buoy. Banked fires. Hoisted out Steam pinnace. Employed embarking ammunition.

[No 12 buoy]

7.0pm: Pinnace returned with recording and target parties. Hoisted in ditto.

9.45pm: Drew fires in Steam pinnace.

10.50pm: Drew fires in picket boat.

[Magnetic Bearing and Distance: Europa Point S61W, 9.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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30 December 1914

Cruising and at Gibraltar

Lat 36.23, Long -5.19

[No 12 buoy]

am: Raised steam for 8 knots.

4.0am: Raised steam in first picket boat. Employed cleaning ship.

6.0am: Hoisted in Steam Pinnace.

7.10am: Unshackled. 7.17am: Slipped - Engines as requisite.

7.36am: Passed through Northern Entrance. 7.42am: Proceeded 48 revs, course as requisite for rounding Europa Point.

8.2am: Reduced to 36 revs. 8.13am: Stopped. Hoisted out pinnace. Sent ditto to tug “May” with recording and target parties.

8.35am: Proceeded as requisite to the Eastward.

9.17am: Resumed 6 inch practice by Gunnery Class. 9.23am: Europa Point S70W, 1.7 miles.

am: Employed scraping, painting and as requisite; cleaning out magazines. Exercised divisional drills. Training class at instruction.

Noon: Turned to the Westward.

2.15pm: Discontinued practice. Proceeded 48 revs, course as requisite for rounding Europa Point and passing through Swept Channel into Gibraltar Harbour.

2.17pm: Europa Point S66W, 3.5 miles.

2.20pm: Made secret signal to Windmill Hill and received permission to enter. Raised steam in Steam pinnace.

3.6pm: Engines as requisite.

3.18pm: Passed through Northern Entrance.

3.20pm: Picked up No 12 buoy. 3.23pm: Secured to buoy. Banked fires.

[No 12 buoy]

4.10pm: Hoisted out Steam pinnace. Employed embarking ammunition.

5.0pm: Pinnace returned with recording and target parties.

9.0pm: Drew fires in Steam pinnace.

10.55pm: Drew fires in first picket boat.

[Magnetic Bearing and Distance: Europa Point S60W, 10.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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31 December 1914

Cruising and at Gibraltar

Lat 36.12, Long -5.18

[Another typical day of gunnery practice, setting off at 8.57am, returning at 3.38pm, only an unusual entry is recorded here]

pm: Discharged to “Cormorant” 67 ratings. Joined from “Cormorant” 61 ratings Gunnery Classes.

[Magnetic Bearing and Distance: Europa Point N78W, 8.3 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Rain in early am, westerly wind force 4 or 5 until 4pm, then reducing, noon air and sea temperature 58F]



LOG BOOK – JANUARY 1ST 1915 TO APRIL 30TH 1916


The pages from 1 January 1915 to 4 March 1915 have been duplicated, albeit in different handwriting. For January and February the first page scan in each case comes from the original log, whereas the second scanned page is from the copy log. There are also two versions for March 1 to 4. In all cases both versions have been checked and where there are small differences in the content these are recorded in the transcriptions.


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[Left hand side of black cover of log book]

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[Right hand side of black cover of log book]

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LOGS FOR JANUARY 1915


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[Front page of Copy of Log for January 1915, signed by EC Stubbs, Lieutenant Commander, Navigating Officer]

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[Page not filled in but addressed to “The Vice Admiral, Senior Naval Officer in Charge, Gibraltar”, signed by EW Wemyss, Captain, 1 February 1915. Received by HM Dockyard Gibraltar, 3rd February 1915, Signed [illegible] Vice Admiral, Senior Naval Officer in Charge]


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1 January 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37 [estimated]

[No 12 buoy]

9.30am: Landed dockyard party.

am: Employed embarking ammunition, refitting targets, chipping, painting and as requisite.

Noon: Dockyard party returned.

1.15pm: Monthly payment. Presented Ship’s company and Officers with Christmas cards from their Majesties the King and Queen.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 123.

4.30pm: General leave to Port Watch till 7.0am.

5.20pm: Landed patrol.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Fresh Beef Received: 400lbs, Bread Received: 300 lbs]

[South westerly wind force 5 all pm, with rain]


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2 January 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

[No 12 buoy]

am: Employed cleaning ship. Tested lifebuoys - Correct.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

4.30pm: General leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Fresh Beef Received: 800 lbs, Vegetables Received: 2000 lbs, Bread Received: 100 lbs]

[South westerly wind force 6 or 7 in am, force 4 to 6 in pm, rain for most of day]


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3 January 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

[No 12 buoy]

0.10am: Patrol returned.

0.20am: Drew fires in first picket boat [and Steam Pinnace in duplicate log].

4.0am: Raised steam in second picket boat and Steam Pinnace.

7.0am: Hoisted in first and out second picket boat.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.15am: Held Divine Service.

1.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 10.0pm.

5.45pm: Landed patrol.

10.30pm: Drew fires in Steam pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[South westerly wind force 5 to 7, with rain, for most of day, barometric pressure recorded hourly all day - falling until 4pm, then rising again. Noon temperature 63F]


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4 January 1915

Cruising and at Gibraltar

Lat 36.18, Long -5.18

[No 12 buoy]

Draught forward 29’ 6”, Draught aft 29’ 4”.

0.15am: Patrol returned. 0.20am: Drew fires in second picket boat.

am: Raised steam for 8 knots.

4.30am: Raised steam in second picket boat.

am: Employed cleaning ship. Sent second picket boat and launch into camber.

6.15am: Hoisted in Steam pinnace and pinnace.

7.10am: Unshackled. 7.30am: Slipped - Engines as requisite. 7.34am: Proceeded 48 revs.

7.38am: Passed through Northern Entrance, course as requisite for passing through Swept Channel and rounding Europa Point.

8.2am: Reduced to 36 revs.

8.24am: Stopped.

9.5am: Divisions - Prayers.

9.30am: Transferred targets to tug “May”.

9.51am: Proceeded as requisite to the Eastward.

10.0am: Commenced aiming rifle practice by Gunnery Class.

10.44am: Devil’s Tower N75W, 5 miles.

am: Employed cleaning below and as requisite. Exercised divisional drills. Training class at instruction.

Noon: Turned to the Westward.

1.45pm: Made secret signal to Windmill Hill and received permission to enter.

1.47pm: Europa Point N74W, 1.2 miles - Completed aiming rifle practice - Proceeded 48 revs, course as requisite for rounding Europa Point and passing through Swept Channel into Gibraltar Harbour.

2.29pm: Engines as requisite.

2.42pm: Passed through Northern Entrance.

2.47pm: Picked up No 12 buoy. 2.55pm: Secured to buoy - Banked fires - Hoisted out Steam pinnace and raised steam in ditto.

10.40pm: Drew fires in second picket boat and Steam pinnace.

[Magnetic Bearing and Distance: Europa Point S76W, 9.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Fresh Beef Received: 400 lbs, Bread Received: 350 lbs]

[Winds reducing today, weather becoming fine, noon temperature 56F, sea temperature 55F]


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5 January 1915

Cruising and at Gibraltar

Lat 36.22, Long -5.10

[Another typical day of gunnery practice, with tug “May”, leaving at 8.3am, returning at 4.45pm - only key entries recorded here]

[No 12 buoy]

9.5am: Commenced 12 pounder practice by Gunnery Class.

11.0am: Completed 12 pounder practice.

11.33am: Commenced Sub calibre practice by Gunnery Class.

1.0pm: Completed sub calibre practice.

1.55pm: Commenced superimposed turret practice by Gunnery class.

3.20pm: Completed superimposed turret practice. Proceeded full speed course as requisite for rounding Europa Point and passing through Swept Channel into Gibraltar Harbour.

[Magnetic Bearing and Distance: Europa Point S75W, 14 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Fresh Beef Received: 390 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1000 lbs, Bread Received: 460 lbs]


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6 January 1915

Cruising and at Gibraltar

Lat 36.27, Long -5.15

[More gunnery practice, with tug “May” - leaving at 8.17am, returning at 5.49pm]

[No 12 buoy]

9.35am: Commenced 12 inch practice by Gunnery Class.

9.57am: Nueva Tower N41W, 3.3 miles.

1.30pm: Completed 12 inch practice.

2.15pm: Commenced 6 inch practice by Gunnery Class.

3.0pm: Europa Point S50W, 2.1 miles. Turned to the Southward.

4.24pm: Discontinued practice. Proceeded full speed course as requisite for rounding Europa Point and entering Gibraltar Harbour.

[Magnetic Bearing and Distance: Europa Point S58W, 13.6 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Fresh Beef Received: 360 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1000 lbs, Bread Received: 300 lbs]


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7 January 1915

Cruising and at Gibraltar

Lat 36.31, Long -5.07

[No 12 buoy]

[Yet another routine day of gunnery practice, with tug “May” in attendance, proceeding at 7.46am, returning at 3.30pm, only key events recorded here]

9.23am: Resumed 6 inch practice by Gunnery Classes.

0.25pm: Completed all practices by Gunnery classes.

3.30pm: Secured alongside No 5 shed South Mole.

[Magnetic Bearing and Distance: Europa Point S62W, 18.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Fresh Beef Received: 390 lbs, Bread Received; 350 lbs]


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8 January 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36 [estimated]

[No 5 Shed South Mole]

5.15am: Raised steam in second picket boat.

am: Employed cleaning ship. Ordnance dept [Depôt in duplicate log] examining guns. Dockyard [men] replacing net shelves.

9.5am: Divisions - Prayers.

9.15am: Exercised General Quarters.

10.30am: Exercised Fire Stations.

11.0am: Hoisted out first picket boat.

0.30pm: Discharged to HM Transport “Delta” [there were several ships of this name at this time] for passage home 61 ratings (Gunnery Class).

1.30pm: Hoisted out Steam Pinnace.

pm: Employed unreeving mainderrick purchases for examination, and as requisite. Training class at instruction.

4.0pm: Quarters.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

5.20pm: Landed patrol.

6.30pm: Drew fires in second picket boat.

Midnight: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 10]


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9 January 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[No 5 Shed South Mole]

4.0am: Raised steam in second picket boat.

am: Employed cleaning ship. Ordnance Dept [Depot] examining guns. Dockyard [men] refitting net shelves. Tested lifebuoys - Correct.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

1.30pm: General leave to Port Watch till 7.0am.

4.0pm: Quarters.

5.20pm: Landed patrol.

7.10pm: Drew fires in second picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Fresh Beef Received: 720 lbs, Vegetables Received: 2000 lbs, Bread Received: 800 lbs]


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10 January 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[No 5 Shed South Mole]

0.25am: Patrol returned.

7.30am: Night patrol returned.

am: Landed Church Parties - RC 59, Wesleyans 34, Presbyterians 34.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.30am: Divine Service.

Noon: Church parties returned.

1.30pm: General leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am.

5.0pm: Landed patrols.

11.45pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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11 January 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[No 5 Shed South Mole]

9.5am: Divisions - Read Prayers.

9.30am: Arrived HMS “Invincible” - Cheered ship. Landed party to assist in berthing ditto.

am: Employed embarking ammunition, provisioning ship, lifting capstans for examination of spindles and as requisite. Dockyard [men] refitting net shelves. Ordnance Dept [Depot] examining guns.

4.0pm: Quarters.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 10.0pm.

5.30pm: Landed patrol.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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12 January 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[No 5 Shed South Mole]

am: Employed restowing magazines, reeving mainderrick purchases and as requisite. Training class at instruction. Exercised divisional drills. Dockyard refitting net shelves.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Weather fine, barometric pressure relatively high and stable, noon temperature 59F]


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13 January 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[No 5 Shed South Mole]

7.45am: Landed party to attend funeral.

8.0am: Half masted colours.

9.5am: Divisions - Prayers.

am: Employed restowing magazines, refitting and as requisite. Training class at instruction. Exercised divisional drill.

10.30am: Rehoisted colours.

10.34am: Funeral party returned.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 10.0pm.

5.35pm: Arrived HMS “Inflexible”. Gave ditto three cheers and landed party to assist in berthing.

6.10pm: Joined ship from HMS “Edinburgh Castle” 79 ratings (Gunnery class).

7.0pm: Landed patrol.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Fresh Beef Received: 400 lbs, Bread Received: 400 lbs]


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14 January 1915

Cruising and at Gibraltar

Lat 36.18, Long -5.08

[No 5 Shed South Mole]

0.20am: Patrol returned.

Draught forward 29’ 4”, Draught aft 29’ 0”. Raised steam for 8 knots.

4.30am: Raised steam in first picket boat.

6.45am: Sent target party to tug “May”. Sent steamboats and launch into camber.

7.50am: Towed clear of mole - Engines as requisite. 7.59am: Proceeded 51 revs.

8.10am: Passed through Northern Entrance, course as requisite for passing through Swept Channel and rounding Europa Point.

8.47am: Stopped - Exchanged targets with tug “May”.

9.11am: Proceeded as requisite to the Eastward.

9.20am: Commenced aiming rifle practice by Gunnery class.

9.30am: Divisions - Read Prayers.

9.50am: Europa Point S83W, 2 miles.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Training classes at instruction. Exercised divisional drill.

0.46pm: Turned to the Westward.

1.40pm: Completed aiming rifle practice.

2.15pm: Commenced 12 pounder practice by Gunnery class.

2.31pm: Europa Point S70W, 2.2 miles.

3.55pm: Completed 12 pounder practice. Proceeded 48 revs, course as requisite for passing into Swept Channel and entering Gibraltar Harbour.

3.57pm: Europa Point N22E, 4.2 miles.

4.2pm: Made secret signal to Windmill Hill and received permission to enter.

4.47pm: Engines as requisite.

4.50pm: Passed through Northern Entrance.

5.1pm: Picked up No 12 buoy. 5.8pm: Secured to buoy - Banked fires.

6.30pm: Target party returned.

11.10pm: Drew fires in first picket boat.

[Magnetic Bearing and Distance: Europa Point S60W, 7.2 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Fresh Beef Received: 320 lbs, Bread Received: 300 lbs]


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15 January 1915

Cruising and at Gibraltar

Lat 36.18, Long -5.27

[Another typical day of gunnery practice - only key events from log recorded here]

[No 12 buoy]

7.0am: Sent target party to tug “May”. Sent steamboats and launch into camber.

8.15am: Slipped - Engines as requisite.

9.5am: Stopped and as requisite - Hoisted out pinnace and sent ditto to tug with recording party. Towing hawser foul of ground. Employed cleaning ditto.

10.0am: Towing hawser clear.

10.50am: Commenced sub calibre practice by Gunnery class.

1.0pm: Completed sub calibre practice. Turned to the Westward.

1.30pm: Commenced superimposed turret practice by Gunnery class.

2.0pm: Completed ditto. Employed as in forenoon.

2.15pm: Commenced 6 inch practice by Gunnery class.

4.46pm: Discontinued practice. Proceeded full speed, course as requisite for passing into Swept Channel and entering Gibraltar Harbour.

6.22pm: Picked up No 12 buoy. 6.34pm: Secured to buoy. Banked fires.

8.30pm: Pinnace returned with recording and target parties.

[Magnetic Bearing and Distance: Europa Point S56W, 5.7 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Fresh Beef Received: 400 lbs, Vegetables Received: 2000 lbs, Bread Received: 400 lbs]


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16 January 1915

Cruising and at Gibraltar

Lat 36.17, Long -5.12

[Yet another day of gunnery practice, with tug “May” - departing at 8.17am, returning 5.27pm - key entries only recorded here]

[No 12 buoy]

9.50am: Commenced 6 inch practice by Gunnery class.

4.22pm: Discontinued practice. Proceeded 54 revs. Course as requisite for passing into Swept Channel and entering Gibraltar Harbour.

7.30pm: Canteen leave to Starboard Watch till 9.30pm.

[Magnetic Bearing and Distance: Europa Point S84W, 12 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Fresh Beef Received: 800 lbs, Vegetables Received: 2400 lbs, Bread Received: 1100 lbs]


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17 January 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

[No 12 buoy]

8.0am: Landed Church Parties - RC 46, Wesleyans 42, Presbyterians 32.

10.15am: Divine Service.

Noon: Church parties returned.

1.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 10.0pm.

5.30pm: Landed patrol.

[Number on sick list: 10]


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18 January 1915

Cruising and at Gibraltar

Lat 36.16, Long -5.27

[More gunnery practice, with tug “May”, departing at 8.47am, returning at 2.28pm]

[No 12 buoy]

0.15am: Patrol returned.

am: Employed embarking ammunition and cleaning ship.

8.0am: Discharged to “Cormorant” 59 ratings of Gunnery class.

9.40am: Commenced 12 inch practice by Gunnery Class.

11.8am: Completed 12 inch practice.

11.40am: Resumed 6 inch practice by Gunnery Class.

1.25pm: Competed all practices by Gunnery class.

4.30pm: Leave to POs of Starboard Watch till 10.0pm. Pinnace returned with recording and target parties.

[Magnetic Bearing and Distance: Europa Point S66W, 4.9 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Fresh Beef Received: 430 lbs, Bread Received: 300 lbs]


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19 January 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

[No 12 buoy]

am: Aired bedding. Employed cleaning ship. Employed dismounting guns for examination of guns and mountings, cleaning out hammock nettings and as requisite. Training class at instruction.

11.15am: Divisions. Inspected bedding.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 10.0pm.

5.15pm: Landed patrol.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Fresh Beef Received: 360 lbs, Bread Received: 300 lbs]


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20 January 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

[No 12 buoy]

0.35am: Patrol returned.

0.40am: Drew fires in second picket boat.

4.30am: Raised steam in first picket boat.

7.0am: Raised steam in second picket boat.

am: Employed dismounting guns for examination, cleaning magazines and shell rooms and as requisite. Training class at instruction. Ordnance Dept [Depot] examining guns.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

5.0pm: Landed patrol.

5.30pm: Drew fires in second picket boat.

8.0pm: Hoisted in Steam pinnace, pinnace and second picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Fresh Beef Received: 360 lbs, Bread Received: 300 lbs]


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21 January 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36 [estimated]

[No 12 buoy]

8.30am: Unshackled.

9.10am: Slipped - Proceeded in tow of three tugs to Dockyard Wall.

10.0am: Secured alongside.

[Alongside Dockyard Wall]

am: Employed drawing and returning stores, scraping side and dismounting guns. Ordnance Dept [Depot] examining guns. Training class at instruction.

pm: Employed as in forenoon. Sent to RN Hospital for duty 2 Marines.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 10.0pm.

5.0pm: Landed patrol.

11.50pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Fresh Beef Received: 390 lbs, Bread Received: 300lbs]


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22 January 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[Dockyard Wall]

am: Employed dismounting guns, scraping side and as requisite. Ordnance Dept [Depot] examining guns. Training class at instruction.

1.0pm: Discharged to [HMS] “Inconstant” for passage to England 12 ratings of Gunnery class. Employed as in forenoon.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

5.0pm: Discharged to [HMS] “Penelope” for passage to England 8 ratings remainder of Gunnery Class.

5.30pm: Landed patrol.

11.50pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 9

[Fresh Beef Received: 370 lbs, Vegetables Received: 2000 lbs, Bread Received: 300 lbs]

[North westerly wind force 3 or 4 all day, mostly overcast, noon temperature 58F]


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23 January 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[Dockyard Wall]

am: Employed cleaning ship, dismounting guns, drawing stores and as requisite. Ordnance dept examining guns. Tested lifebuoys - Correct.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

1.30pm: General leave to Port Watch till 7.0am.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 124.

5.15pm: Landed patrol.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Fresh Beef Received: 800 lbs, Bread Received: 1000 lbs]


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24 January 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[Dockyard Wall]

8.45am: Landed Church Parties - RC [Roman Catholic] 53, Wesleyans 40, Presbyterians 21.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.0am: Divine Service.

Noon: Church parties returned.

1.30pm: General leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am.

5.0pm: Landed patrol.

[Number on sick list: 9]


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25 January 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[Dockyard Wall]

6.30am: Employed cleaning ship. Ordnance Dept examining guns.

7.30am: Patrol returned.

9.5am: Prayers.

am: Employed dismounting guns and stripping mountings, scraping side, drawing stores, refitting wireless gear, cleaning tanks and as requisite. Training class at instruction.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.0pm: Quarters.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 10.0pm.

5.30pm: Landed patrol.

Midnight: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Fresh Beef Received: 370 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1000 lbs, Bread Received: 300 lbs]


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26 January 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[Dockyard Wall]

6.30am: Employed cleaning ship. Ordnance Dept examining guns.

am: Employed dismounting guns and stripping mountings, scraping side, cleaning tanks, refitting wireless gear and as requisite. Training class at instruction.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

5.20pm: Landed patrol.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Fresh Beef Received: 340 lbs, Bread Received: 150 lbs]


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27 January 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[Dockyard Wall]

0.10am: Patrol returned.

am: Employed dismounting guns and stripping mountings, scraping side and provisioning ship, cleaning tanks and refitting wireless gear.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 10.0pm.

4.45pm: Sent party on board HM Transport “Devanha” [listed here] to coal ditto.

5.15pm: Landed patrol.

11.0pm: Coaling party returned.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Fresh Beef Received: 340 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1000 lbs, Bread Received: 600 lbs]

[Rain until 4pm, north westerly wind force 3 or 4 for much of day, noon temperature 52F]


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28 January 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[Dockyard Wall]

0.20am: Patrol returned.

6.0am: Employed cleaning ship. Ordnance Dept examining guns.

am: Employed dismounting guns and stripping mountings, scraping side, cleaning tanks and as requisite. Tested magazine flooding arrangements.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

5.15pm: Landed patrol.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Fresh Beef Received: 410 lbs, Vegetables Received: 500 lbs, Bread Received: 600 lbs] [no information on provisions in duplicate log]


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29 January 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[Dockyard Wall]

0.15am: Patrol returned.

6.30am: Raised steam in first picket boat. Ordnance Dept examining guns.

9.0am: Read Prayers.

am: Employed dismounting guns and stripping mountings, scraping side, cleaning tanks and as requisite.

pm: Employed as in forenoon. Joined ship Mr SG Spinkelly [possibly Spinhilly? from duplicate log] Acting Mate.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 10.0pm.

5.15pm: Landed patrol.

7.50pm: Drew fires in first picket boat.

Midnight: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Fresh Beef Received: 350 lbs, Vegetables Received: 2000 lbs, Bread Received: 600 lbs]


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30 January 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[Dockyard Wall]

am: Employed cleaning ship and dismounting guns and stripping mountings. Ordnance Dept examining guns. Tested lifebuoys - Correct.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

1.30pm: General leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 125.

5.15pm: Landed patrol.

11.45pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Raining all day, noon temperature 55F]


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31 January 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[Dockyard Wall]

am: Considerable swell entering the harbour throughout the day. Ship swinging in her moorings.

5.30am: Raised steam in first picket boat.

8.30am: Landed Church Parties - RC 48, Presbyterians 20, Wesleyans 28.

am: Discharged to RMS “Morea” for passage to England Mr SG Spinkelly Acting Mate.

10.10am: Divine Service.

11.45am: Church parties returned [entry not in duplicate log].

1.30pm: General leave to Port Watch till 7.0am.

5.15pm: Landed patrol.

8.30pm: Drew fires in first picket boat.

11.55pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 8]



LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1915


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[Log page not filled in, crossed through]

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[Front cover of Copy of Log for February 1915, signed by Navigating Officer, as before]

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[Page with data for distances run and coal expended, with dates for which the year is off the edge of the page. Page signed by Captain, dated 1 March 1915; bottom section: HMS “Cormorant” 3rd March 1915, signed [illegible] Vice Admiral, Senior Naval Office in Charge]

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[Log page not filled in, crossed through]


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1 February 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[Dockyard Wall]

am: Employed dismounting guns and stripping mountings, scraping and painting side, cleaning tanks and as requisite. Discharged to RN Hospital Mr Hammond Spencer Midshipman.

1.10pm: Paid ship’s company monthly advance.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

5.15pm: Landed patrol.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Fresh Beef Received: 360 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1000 lbs, Bread Received: 600 lbs]


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2 February 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[Dockyard Wall]

0.15am: Patrol returned.

4.15pm: Raised steam in Steam pinnace.

6.0am: Employed cleaning ship. Ordnance dept examining guns.

7.0am: Hoisted out Steam pinnace and in first picket boat.

9.5am: Read prayers.

am: Employed dismounting guns and stripping mountings, scraping and painting side, cleaning tanks and as requisite.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.0pm: Quarters.

4.30pm: General leave to Port Watch till 10.0pm.

5.30pm: Landed patrol.

7.35pm: Drew fires in Steam pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Fresh Beef Received: 370 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1000 lbs, Bread Received: 750 lbs]


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3 February 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[Dockyard Wall]

0.20am: Patrol returned [entry not in duplicate log].

am: Employed dismounting guns and stripping mountings, scraping and painting side, cleaning tanks, drawing stores and as requisite.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

4.45pm: Landed patrol.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Fresh Beef Received: 370 lbs, Bread Received: 650 lbs]


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4 February 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[Dockyard Wall]

0.20am: Patrol returned.

am: Employed dismounting guns and stripping mountings, drawing torpedo booms, painting side, cleaning tanks and as requisite.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 10.0pm.

5.0pm: Landed patrol.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Fresh Beef Received: 400 lbs, Vegetables Received: 2000 lbs, Bread Received: 650 lbs]


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5 February 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[Dockyard Wall]

0.17am: Patrol returned.

7.0am: Employed cleaning ship. Ordnance Dept examining guns.

am: Employed dismounting guns and stripping mountings, painting side, cleaning tanks and as requisite.

4.30pm: General leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am.

5.10pm: Landed patrol.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Fresh Beef Received: 365 lbs, Vegetables Received: 2000 lbs, Bread Received: 650 lbs]


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6 February 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[Dockyard Wall]

0.20am: Patrol returned.

am: Employed cleaning ship, dismounting guns and stripping mountings, drawing ammunition, preparing torpedo booms and heel fittings for shipment and as requisite. Ordnance dept examining guns. Tested lifebuoys - Correct.

10.30am: Hoisted out second picket boat.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

1.30pm: General leave to Port Watch till 7.0am.

pm: Joined ship Commander James W Murray.

4.0pm: Quarters.

5.0pm: Landed patrol.

Midnight: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Weather fine, barometric pressure relatively high and steady, noon temperature 58F]


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7 February 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[Dockyard Wall]

5.0am: Raised steam in second picket boat and Steam pinnace.

8.0am: Landed Church parties - RC 44, Presbyterians 24, Wesleyans 39.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.15am: Divine Service.

Noon: Church parties returned [in duplicate log only].

1.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

pm: Discharged to RMS “Arabia” for passage to England Commander FAW Buller.

4.0pm: Quarters.

4.45pm: Drew fires in second picket boat.

5.15pm: Landed patrol.

7.45pm: Drew fires in Steam pinnace.

11.50pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 8]


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8 February 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[Dockyard Wall]

6.0am: Employed cleaning ship. Ordnance dept examining guns.

7.0am: Sent working party to HM Transport “Grantully Castle” [discussed here].

am: Employed dismounting guns and stripping mountings, drawing towing hawsers, preparing torpedo booms and heel fittings and as requisite. Exercised divisional drills.

9.0am: Read Prayers.

am: Landed Captain GY Russell RMA and Marine guard for duty at North Front.

1.55pm: Working party returned.

pm: Employed as in forenoon. Joined ship from [HMS] “Prince George” 5 ratings.

4.0pm: Quarters.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 10.0pm.

4.50pm: Landed patrol.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Fresh Beef Received: 365 lbs, Vegetables Received: 3000 lbs, Bread Received: 500 lbs]


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9 February 1915

Cruising and at Gibraltar

Lat 36.10, Long -5.03

[Dockyard Wall]

Draught forward 28’ 6”, Draught aft 28’ 10”. Raised steam for 8 knots.

4.30am: Raised steam in Steam pinnace.

am: Employed cleaning ship and preparing to leave wall.

7.20am: Cast off. Towed clear of wall. 7.39am: Proceeded 48 revs.

7.48am: Passed through Northern Entrance and entered Swept Channel.

7.52am: Stopped. Received battle practice target from tugs and took ditto in tow.

8.16am: Proceeded. Worked up to 48 revs, course as requisite for rounding Europa Point and proceeding to the Eastward.

9.10am: Read prayers.

am: Employed lapping out guns, refitting and as requisite.

9.58am: Engines as requisite, veered target to 500 fathoms.

10.32am: Worked up to 51 revs.

10.36am: HMS “Queen Elizabeth” commenced practice.

10.45am: Europa Point S68W, 8.4 miles.

am: Exercised divisional drills. Ordnance dept examining guns.

0.3pm: HMS “Queen Elizabeth” completed practice.

0.9pm: Stopped and as requisite. Hauled in target.

0.55pm: Proceeded. Worked up to 42 revs, course as requisite for rounding Europa Point.

0.58pm: Europa Point N73W, 17 miles. Employed as in forenoon.

1.51pm: Stopped and as requisite. Secured second towing hawser to after part of target.

2.33pm: Proceeded. Worked up to 42 revs.

2.42pm: Target parted in two halves.

3.30pm: Foremost half of target parted tow, “Queen Elizabeth” attending on ditto.

4.0pm: Quarters. 4.5pm: Made secret signal to Windmill Hill and received permission to enter.

5.20pm: Stopped. Transferred target to tugs.

5.30pm: Proceeded as requisite for passing through Swept Channel into Gibraltar Harbour.

5.53pm: Passed through Northern Entrance.

6.10pm: Secured to No 12 buoy. Let fires die out.

[No 12 buoy]

9.50pm: Northern Entrance closed.

10.45pm: Drew fires in Steam pinnace.

[Magnetic Bearing and Distance: Europa Point N74W, 15.7 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Fresh Beef Received: 365 lbs, Vegetables Received: 500 lbs, Bread Received: 600 lbs]


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10 February 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37 [estimated]

[No 12 buoy]

8.0am: Guard returned.

am: Employed cleaning below, returning towing hawsers, lapping out guns and as requisite. Exercised divisional drills. Ordnance dept examining guns.

pm: Employed preparing for coaling.

4.0pm: Quarters - Read Warrant No 126 [information on Warrant not in duplicate log].

4.30pm: Leave to Chief and [“Chief and” in duplicate log only] POs till 10.0pm.

5.0pm: Landed North front guard.

5.15pm: Landed patrol.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Fresh Beef Received: 365 lbs, Bread Received: 300 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1184.6 tons, Oil 362.5 tons]


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11 February 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

[No 12 buoy]

0.5am: Patrol returned.

0.15am: Drew fires in second picket boat. Northern Entrance open throughout the middle watch.

4.15am: Raised steam in Steam pinnace.

4.30am: Raised steam in second picket boat.

am: Employed preparing for coaling.

7.40am: Guard returned.

8.30am: Landed picket house working party.

am: Captain Lowther Crofton DSO [details here] assumed command of ship. Captain EWE Wemyss relinquished command of ship.

11.50am: Working party returned.

1.25pm: SS “Calcutta” [possibly this ship] came alongside.

2.10pm: Commenced coaling.

5.0pm: Landed North front guard. [this entry not in duplicate log]

8.15pm: Drew fires in second picket boat.

9.50pm. Completed coaling. Received [blank] tons.

11.0pm: Drew fires in Steam pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Fresh Beef Received: 405 lbs, Bread Received: 350 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1825 tons, Oil 362.5 tons]


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12 February 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

[No 12 buoy]

4.0am: Raised steam in Steam pinnace.

6.0am: Raised steam in second picket boat.

am: Employed cleaning ship.

7.30am: SS “Calcutta” cast off.

7.40am: Guard returned.

am: Employed cleaning ship and lapping out guns. Ordnance dept examining guns.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.0pm: Quarters.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 10.0pm.

5.0pm: Landed patrol and North front guard.

8.30pm: Drew fires in Steam pinnace. Northern entrance open throughout the first watch.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Fresh Beef Received: 375 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1000 lbs, Bread Received: 350 lbs]


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13 February 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

[No 12 buoy]

0.10am: Patrol returned [entry not in duplicate log].

7.0am: Guard returned.

am: Employed cleaning ship, embarking ammunition and lapping out guns. Ordnance dept examining guns. Tested lifebuoys - Correct.

1.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

5.0pm: Landed patrol and North front guard.

9.15pm: Northern Entrance closed.

[Number on sick list: 10]


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14 February 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

[No 12 buoy]

0.5am: Patrol returned.

7.15am: Guard returned.

am: Landed Church parties RC 50, Wesleyans 35, Presbyterians 25.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.30am: Divine Service.

Noon: Church parties returned.

1.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am.

5.0pm: Landed North front guard.

5.30pm: Landed patrol.

8.0pm: Northern Entrance closed.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Rain early and late in day, fine through middle of day, noon temperature 60F]


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15 February 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

[No 12 buoy]

0.15am: Patrol returned.

7.0am: Guard returned.

am: Employed embarking ammunition and lapping out guns. Ordnance dept examining guns.

pm: Employed as in forenoon and drawing towing hawser.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am.

5.0pm: Landed patrol.

8.45pm: Drew fires in Steam pinnace. Landed night patrol.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Fresh Beef Received: 365 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1000, Bread Received: 350 lbs]


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16 February 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

[No 12 buoy]

0.10am: Patrol returned.

0.20am: Drew fires in second picket boat.

4.0am: Raised steam in Steam pinnace.

6.0am: Raised steam in second picket boat.

7.30am: Patrol returned.

9.5am: Divisions - Read prayers.

am: Exercised Collision Stations, Abandon ship and boats under oars. Ordnance dept examining guns.

1.30pm: Landed Dockyard party.

pm: Employed cleaning aloft, lapping out guns and as requisite. Transferred towing hawsers to tug “Energetic” [listed here].

4.0pm: Quarters.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 10.0pm.

5.10pm: Landed Patrol [not in duplicate log].

8.30pm: Northern entrance closed.

8.50pm: Drew fires in Steam pinnace.

10.40pm: Patrol returned.

11.45pm: Drew fires in second picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Fresh Beef Received: 375 lbs, Vegetables Received: 2000 lbs, Bread Received: 150 lbs]


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17 February 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

[No 12 buoy]

5.30am: Sent target and recording parties to tug “Energetic”.

am: Employed painting ship and lapping out guns. Exercised divisional drill [this part of entry not in duplicate log]. Ordnance dept examining guns.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

5.30pm: Landed patrol.

7.40pm: Northern entrance closed.

10.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Fresh Beef Received: 440 lbs, Vegetables Received: 2000 lbs, Bread Received: 400 lbs]


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18 February 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

[No 12 buoy]

9.5am: Read prayers.

9.30am: Landed working parties.

am: Employed lapping out guns and painting ship. Exercised divisional drills. Divers at monthly exercise. Tested magazine flooding arrangements. Ordnance dept examining guns.

pm: Employed as in forenoon. Ordnance dept completed examination of guns.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 10.0pm.

5.40pm: Landed patrol.

6.30pm: Hoisted in Steam pinnace and drew fires in ditto.

10.40pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Fresh Beef Received: 430 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1000 lbs, Bread Received: 400 lbs]


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19 February 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

[No 12 buoy]

9.10am: Divisions. Read prayers.

9.25am: Exercised General Quarters.

am: Employed painting ship, holystoning upper deck and as requisite.

1.30pm: Landed Dockyard party. Employed as in forenoon. Exercised divisional drill.

4.0pm: Quarters. Dockyard party returned.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

5.15pm: Landed patrol. Joined ship 99 ratings of Gunnery Class. 51 ratings accomodated in “Cormorant”.

7.30pm: Northern Entrance closed.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Fresh Beef Received: 310 lbs, Bread Received: 400 lbs]


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20 February 1915

At Gibraltar [actually Cruising and at Gibraltar]

Lat 36.33, Long -5.13

Draught forward 29’ 8”, Draught aft 29’ 6”.

0.35am: Drew fires in second picket boat.

3.30am: Raised steam in ditto. Raised steam in 6 boilers.

6.15am: Unshackled.

6.30am: Gunnery ratings came aboard from “Cormorant”. Sent target party to tug “May”.

6.49am: Slipped - Engines as requisite. 6.58am: Proceeded 60 revs.

7.0am: Passed through Northern Entrance, course as requisite for passing through Swept Channel and rounding Europa Point. Manned two 12 pounder guns.

7.31am: Proceeded slow, course as requisite to the Eastward.

8.0am: Turned to the Westward.

8.31am: Took firing station on tug “May” and proceeded as requisite to the Eastward.

8.35am: Commenced aiming rifle practice by Gunnery Class. Employed cleaning ship. Tested lifebuoys - Correct.

8.38am: Europa Point S65W, 3 miles.

11.30am: Turned to the Westward.

pm: Employed refitting and as requisite.

2.35pm: Completed aiming rifle practice. 2.43pm: Proceeded full speed, course as requisite for rounding Europa Point and passing through Swept Channel into Gibraltar Harbour.

2.47pm: Europa Point S53W, 11 miles.

4.12pm: Engines as requisite. Unmanned guns [this last part of entry not in duplicate log].

4.30pm: Passed through Northern Entrance.

5.4pm: Secured alongside No 3 berth Detached Mole. Banked fires.

5.50pm: Target party returned.

7.30pm: Canteen leave to Port Watch till 9.30pm. Sent Gunnery ratings to “Cormorant” [this last part of entry not in duplicate log].

8.20pm: Northern Entrance closed.

[Magnetic Bearing and Distance: Europa Point S50W, 17.3 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Fresh Beef Received: 800 lbs, Bread Received: 900 lbs]

[Westerly and south westerly winds force 5 or 6 for most of day, with rain at times. Thermometers unshipped from noon]


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21 February 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.14, Long -5.37 [estimated]

[Number 3 berth Detached Mole]

1.0am: Raised steam in 6 boilers.

5.45am: Sent target party to tug “May”.

6.20am: Target party returned.

8.0am: Banked fires [this entry not in duplicate log].

9.30am: Divisions.

10.20am: Divine Service.

1.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

5.40pm: Landed patrol.

7.30pm: Northern entrance closed.

10.30pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Winds mostly south westerly, force 4 or 5 all day, with rain early and late in day, thermometers still unshipped]


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22 February 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.14, Long -5.37

[Number 3 berth Detached Mole]

1.0am: Moorings of ship inspected frequently.

2.0am: Raised steam in 6 boilers.

8.0am: Banked fires.

am: Employed returning ammunition and embarking ditto, painting below, refitting and as requisite. Gunnery class attending lecture.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 10.0pm.

pm: Rejoined ship Mr HC De C Hammond Spencer Midshipman.

7.30pm: Northern entrance closed.

10.40pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Fresh Beef Received: 420 lbs, Bread Received: 400 lbs]

[Squally westerly wind force 7 at 8am and noon, reducing in pm, thermometers still unshipped]


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23 February 1915

Cruising and at Gibraltar

Lat 36.22, Long -5.07 [corrected from position in log]

[Position given in log, Lat 36.22, Long -5.67 plots onshore to the west of Gibraltar, and is incorrect. It is probable that Long which was shown as 5 degrees 40 minutes West should have been 5 degrees 4 minutes West.]

[Draught forward 29’ 0”, Draught aft 29’ 2”]

am: Raised steam in 6 boilers.

5.30am: Sent target party to tug.

6.10am: Gunnery ratings came on board from “Cormorant”.

6.52am Cast off - Engines as requisite.

7.10am: Passed through Northern Entrance.

7.20am: Proceeded 60 revs, course as requisite for passing through Swept Channel and rounding Europa Point.

7.47am: Proceeded slow.

8.52am: Stopped and as requisite. Hoisted out pinnace and sent ditto to tug.

8.57am: Took firing station on tug “May” and proceeded as requisite to the Eastward.

9.7am: Commenced 12 pounder practice by Gunnery class.

9.11am: Europa Point S57W, 1.5 miles.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite, painting below. Aired all leather gear. Exercised divisional drills. Training class at instruction. Two 12 pounder guns manned.

11.40am: Turned to the Northward.

0.30pm: Completed 12 pounder practice. Commenced sub calibre practice by Gunnery class.

1.0pm: Turned to the Westward.

1.41pm: Europa Point S64W, 19 miles.

3.30pm: Completed sub calibre practice. Sent recording party to tug.

4.6pm: Commenced superimposed turret practice by Gunnery class.

6.20pm: Discontinued practice. Pinnace returned with recording and target parties. Hoisted in ditto.

6.48pm: Europa Point S66W, 3 miles.

6.50pm: Proceeded full speed course as requisite for rounding Europa Point and passing through Swept Channel into Gibraltar Harbour.

7.40pm: Engines as requisite. Unmanned 12 pounder guns.

7.54pm: Passed through Northern entrance.

8.11pm: Secured to No 5 buoy.

9.25pm: Sent Gunnery ratings to “Cormorant”. Banked fires. Embarking ammunition.

10.30pm: Drew fires in first picket boat.

[Magnetic Bearing and Distance: Europa Point S79W, 15 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Fresh Beef Received: 425 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1000 lbs. Bread Received: 200 lbs]


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24 February 1915

Cruising and at Gibraltar

Lat 36.25, Long -5.15

[No 5 buoy]

am: Raised steam in 6 boilers.

5.40am: Sent target party to tug “May”.

6.15am: Gunnery ratings came on board from “Cormorant”.

6.35am: Slipped. 6.36am: Engines as requisite. 6.40am: Proceeded 60 revs.

6.45am: Passed through Northern Entrance, course as requisite for passing through Swept Channel and rounding Europa Point.

7.30am: Proceeded slow, Two 12 pounder guns manned.

8.0am: Stopped and as requisite. Hoisted out pinnace and sent ditto to tug with recording party.

8.17am: Proceeded as requisite to the Eastward in station on tug.

8.30am: Resumed superimposed turret practice by Gunnery class.

8.33am: Europa Point S80W, 2.5 miles.

10.0am: Completed superimposed turret practice.

10.30am: Commenced 12 inch practice by Gunnery class.

11.0am: Discontinued ditto. Repairing targets and rafts. Turned to the West.

0.50pm: Commenced 6 inch practice by Gunnery class.

6.0pm: Europa Point N40W, 2.2 miles.

6.15pm: Discontinued practice. Proceeded full speed, course as requisite for rounding Europa Point and passing through Swept Channel into Gibraltar Harbour.

6.48pm: Engines as requisite. Unmanned 12 pounder guns.

6.56pm: Passed through Northern Entrance.

7.18pm: Secured to No 5 buoy. Banked fires. Sent Gunnery ratings to “Cormorant”. Employed embarking ammunition.

7.55pm: Pinnace returned with target and recording parties. Hoisted in ditto. Discharged to “Cormorant” 3 Marines for North Front Guard.

11.45pm: Hoisted in first picket boat.

[Magnetic Bearing and Distance: Europa Point S62W, 13.2 miles]

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Fresh Beef Received: 425 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1000 lbs, Bread Received: 400 lbs]


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25 February 1915

Cruising and at Gibraltar

Lat 36.28, Long -5.08

[Another day of gunnery practice, proceeding at 6.50am, returning at 7.22pm, only key aspects recorded here]

[No 5 buoy]

[Draught forward 29’ 0”, Draught aft 29’ 0”]

5.40am: Sent target party to tug.

6.10am: Gunnery ratings came on board from “Cormorant”.

8.25am: Took firing station on tug “May” and proceeded as requisite to the Eastward.

8.50am: Resumed 12 inch practice by Gunnery class.

3.35pm: Hoisted out spare rafts and sent ditto to tug.

6.20pm: Discontinued practice. Proceeded full speed, course as requisite for rounding Europa Point and passing through Swept Channel into Gibraltar Harbour.

8.0pm: Sent Gunnery ratings to “Cormorant”. 10.15pm: Pinnace returned with target and recording parties. Hoisted in ditto.

[Magnetic Bearing and Distance: Europa Point S64W, 16.6 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Fresh Beef Received: 425 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1000 lbs, Bread Received: 400 lbs]

[Barometer and thermometers unshipped all day]


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26 February 1915

Cruising and at Gibraltar

Lat 35.95, Long -5.27

[More gunnery practice, departing at 6.33am, returning at 3.42pm, only main events recorded here]

[No 5 buoy]

5.50am: Sent target party to tug. Employed cleaning ship and embarking spare rafts.

6.5am: Gunnery ratings came on board from “Cormorant”.

9.5am: Resumed 12 inch practice by Gunnery class.

1.7am: Discontinued practice. Pinnace returned with Recording and target parties. Hoisted in ditto. Took targets in tow.

2.11pm: Ceuta S31W, 7 miles. 2.15pm: Parted tow. Proceeded full speed.

4.15pm: Quarters. Sent Gunnery ratings to “Cormorant”.

4.30pm: Recording and target parties returned. Special leave to Port Watch till 10.0pm.

6.0pm: Landed target party.

9.50pm: Ditto returned.

pm: Lost overboard by accident 1 pair of binocular glasses. [this entry not in duplicate log]

[Magnetic Bearing and Distance: Ceuta S22W, 3.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 15]

[Fresh Beef Received: 430 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1000 lbs, Bread Received: 400 lbs]

[Easterly wind force 5 or 6 from noon to 4pm, with rain and drizzle, barometer and thermometers still unshipped]


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27 February 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.14, Long -5.36 [estimated]

[No 5 buoy]

0.15am: Drew fires in first picket boat.

am: Raised steam in 5 boilers.

4.0am: Raised steam in first picket boat.

5.45am: Sent target party to tug “May”. Employed cleaning ship.

6.30am: Gunnery ratings came on board from “Cormorant”.

am: Employed cleaning ship. Tested lifebuoys - Correct.

10.0am: Target party returned.

Noon: Banked fires.

1.50pm: Sent Gunnery ratings to “Cormorant”.

2.0pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 10.0pm. Make and mend clothes.

4.0pm: Quarters.

5.45pm: Landed patrol.

7.45pm: Northern entrance closed.

10.20pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Fresh Beef Received: 850 lbs, Vegetables Received: 2000 lbs, Bread Received: 1200 lbs]

[Squally northerly wind force 4 for most of day, barometric pressure relatively high and steady, noon temperature 57F]


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28 February 1915

Cruising and at Gibraltar

Lat 36.02, Long -5.28

[Back to gunnery practice today, with tug “May” - departing at 8.10am, returning at 8.32pm, only main events recorded here]

[No 5 buoy]

[Draught forward 28’ 6”, Draught aft 28’ 9”]

7.30am: Gunnery ratings came on board from “Cormorant”.

9.18am: Resumed 12 inch practice by Gunnery class.

9.38am: Completed 12 inch practice.

10.40am: Resumed 6 inch practice by Gunnery class.

6.52pm: Completed all practices by Gunnery class. Pinnace returned with Recording and target parties. Hoisted in ditto.

8.42pm: Sent Gunnery ratings to “Cormorant”.

[Magnetic Bearing and Distance: Europa Point N18W, 6.8 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Winds still squally, variable in direction, force 4, in am, quieter in pm, barometer and thermometers unshipped through middle of day]



LOGS FOR MARCH 1915


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[Cover of Copy of Log for March 1915, “Copy of” crossed through; “I certify that this is a complete copy of the original Log” [then handwritten] of HMS “Caesar” for March 1915 (“a complete copy of” crossed through). Signed by Navigating Officer EC Stubbs (as before)]

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[Page with historic data on distances run and coal expended for dates for which years are off edge of page.

Ordinary speed or consumption exceeded


Ordinary speed or consumption exceeded

Date

No of hours exceeded

During the time

Reasons for exceeding

Distance run per hour average knots

Coal expended for all purposes per hour hour average tons

Distance run per ton of coal average knots


27 March

3 1/3

14.2

5.1

2.8

Proceeding to wreck of Trostburg

29 March

2 1/10

14.7

4.3

3.4

Returning from ditto


[Page signed by Captain, 1 April 1915; bottom of page HMS “Cormorant” 2nd April 1915, [illegible signature] Vice Admiral Senior Naval Officer in Charge]

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1 March 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.14, Long -5.36

[No 5 buoy]

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Training class at instruction. Gunnery class sponging out guns and returning empty ammunition cases.

1.25pm: Slipped - Proceeded in tow of three tugs to Dockyard Wall.

[Dockyard Wall]

2.30pm: Paid ship’s company monthly advance.

4.0pm: Quarters.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

5.15pm: Landed patrol.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Fresh Beef Received: 425 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1000 lbs, Bread Received: 400 lbs]


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2 March 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36 [estimated]

[Dockyard Wall]

0.5am: Patrol returned [entry not in duplicate log].

am: Discharged to HM Armed boarding vessel [HMS] “Richard Welford” 16 ratings.

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers. Landed marines for route march. Employed refitting and as requisite. Dockyard refitting net shelves. Ordnance Dept examining guns. Gunnery class cleaning magazines.

Noon: Marines returned.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 10.0pm.

5.30pm: Landed patrol.

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Fresh Beef Received: 370 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1000 lbs, Bread Received: 400 lbs]


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3 March 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[Dockyard Wall]

6.30am: Raised steam in first picket boat.

9.25am: Landed Small Arms companies for route march.

am: Ordnance Dept examining guns. Dockyard refitting net shelves.

0.14pm: Small Arms Companies returned. Make and mend clothes.

1.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

5.30pm: Drew fires in first picket boat.

5.50pm: Landed patrol.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Fresh Beef Received: 385 lbs, Vegetables Received: 700 lbs, Bread Received: 400 lbs]


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4 March 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[Dockyard Wall]

0.10am: Patrol returned.

am: Employed provisioning ship. Gunnery class embarking ammunition. Ordnance Dept examining guns. Dockyard refitting net shelves. Tested magazine flooding arrangements.

pm: Discharged to HM Armed boarding vessel “York” 12 ratings.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrants Nos 127 and 128.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 10.0pm.

5.15pm: Landed patrol.

[note at bottom of Remarks column] Log on form S321 discontinued in accordance with CA10158/15.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Fresh Beef Received: 420 lbs, Vegetables Received: 800 lbs, Bread Received: 400 lbs]

[Calm, fine weather, noon temperature 62F]

[Note at bottom of page of duplicate log “I certify that foregoing pages are a true and complete copy of the Original log of HMS “Caesar” from the 1st to the 4th of March 1915, EC Stubbs Lieutenant Commander. Log on form S321 discontinued in accordance with CA10158/15]


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5 March 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[Dockyard Wall]

7.10am: Patrol returned.

9.0am: Commenced embarking ammunition.

am: Employed ammunitioning ship, preparing torpedo nets for shipment and lapping out guns. Dockyard refitting net shelves. Ordnance dept examining guns.

1.25pm: Arrived HM Armed merchant cruiser “Calgarian”. Employed as in forenoon.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

5.0pm: Completed embarking ammunition.

5.20pm: Landed patrol.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Fresh Beef Received: 400 lbs, Vegetables Received: 800 lbs, Bread Received: 400 lbs]


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6 March 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[Dockyard Wall]

0.10am: Patrol returned.

6.30am: Raised steam in first picket boat.

am: Employed cleaning ship and lapping out guns. Dockyard refitting net shelves. Ordnance dept examining guns. Tested lifebuoys - Correct.

0.30pm: Drew fires in first picket boat.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

1.30pm: General leave to Port Watch till 7.0am.

4.0pm: Quarters.

5.15pm: Sailed HM Armed merchant cruiser “Victorian”.

5.25pm: Landed patrol.

6.25pm: Sailed HM Armed merchant cruiser “Empress of Britain”.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Fresh Beef Received: 780 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1500 lbs, Bread Received: 1200 lbs]


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7 March 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[Dockyard Wall]

0.15am: Patrol returned.

5.0am: Raised steam in first picket boat. Employed cleaning ship.

6.30am: Hoisted out launch.

am: Discharged Gunnery class to HM transport “Aragon”. Sailed HMS “Carmania” and transports “Aragon” and “Ancona” [possibly this ship]. Landed Church parties RC 42, Wesleyans 34, Presbyterians 30.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.30am: Divine Service.

Noon: Church parties returned.

1.30pm: General leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am.

4.0pm: Quarters.

5.15pm: Landed patrol.

7.0pm: Drew fires in first picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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8 March 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[Dockyard Wall]

0.5am: Patrol returned.

9.15am: Landed Small Arms Companies for route march.

9.20am: Landed Marines for drill.

am: Dockyard refitting net shelves, lifting capstans and examining spindles. Ordnance Dept examining guns.

11.50am: Landing parties returned.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 10.0pm.

6.0pm: Landed patrol.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Fresh Beef Received: 285 lbs, Bread Received: 300 lbs]


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9 March 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[Dockyard Wall]

0.35am: Patrol returned.

6.30am: Hoisted in launch. Raised steam in first picket boat. Arrived French cruiser “Cassard” [pictured here].

8.35am: Landed escort.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Dockyard refitting net shelves, lifting capstans and examining capstan spindles. Ordnance Dept examining guns. Returned Standard Compass Thompson PN [pattern number] 13a and drew Chetwynd PN 22a in lieu. Fitted one 3 pounder gun on anti areoplane [aeroplane] No 3 [possibly - off edge of page] mounting on after bridge.

11.30am: Escort returned.

11.50am: Read Warrant No 131.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

3.0pm: Drew fires in first picket boat.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrants Nos 129 and 130.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

5.20pm: Landed patrol.

[Fresh Beef Received: 400 lbs, Vegetables Received: 2000 lbs, Bread Received: 100 lbs]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 61F]


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10 March 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[Dockyard Wall]

0.5am: Patrol returned.

8.30am: Landed working parties.

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers.

am: Employed repairing targets, refitting and as requisite. Ordnance Dept examining guns. Dockyard refitting net shelves. Exercised divisional drills. Fitting Standard compass PN 22a in position.

Noon: Working parties returned.

pm: Adjusted lubber’s point of Standard Compass.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 10.0pm.

6.0pm: Landed patrol.

11.50pm: Patrol returned.

[Fresh Beef Received: 400 lbs, Vegetables Received: 2000 lbs, Bread Received: 300 lbs]


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11 March 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[Dockyard Wall]

5.30am: Raised steam in first picket boat.

7.30am: Raised steam in second picket boat.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Dockyard refitting net shelves. Ordnance Dept examining guns. Exercised divisional drills. Tested magazine flooding arrangements.

9.30am: Drew fires in and hoisted in first picket boat. Hoisted out second picket boat.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

6.0pm: Landed patrol.

6.30pm: Drew fires in second picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Fresh Beef Received: 410 lbs, Vegetables Received: 800 lbs, Bread Received: 200 lbs]


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12 March 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36 [estimated]

[Dockyard Wall]

0.15am: Patrol returned.

4.15am: Raised steam in second picket boat.

7.0am: Arrived HM Transport “Tunisian”.

7.25am: Cast off. Proceeded in tow of three tugs to No 2 shed South Mole. Adjusted Standard Compass for heeling error and Coefficients D, B and C.

8.0am: Secured alongside.

[No 2 shed South Mole]

8.30am: Landed working party.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Exercised Gun Layers at deflection teacher.

11.30am: Warped to No 3 shed. Ordnance dept examining guns.

Noon: Secured alongside.

[No 3 shed South Mole]

0.30pm: Sailed HMS “Phaeton”.

1.5pm: Joined ship 99 ratings Gunnery class, 53 rating accommodated in “Cormorant”.

3.0pm: Working party returned.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 10.0pm.

6.0pm: Landed patrol.

7.30pm: Drew fires in second picket boat.

11.5pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Fresh Beef Received: 360 lbs, Vegetables Received: 800 lbs, Bread Received: 400 lbs]


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13 March 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[No 3 shed South Mole]

1.30am: Raised steam in 5 boilers.

3.30am: Raised steam in second picket boat.

7.30am: Banked fires.

am: Tested lifebuoys - Correct.

8.50am: Sailed HM Armed merchant cruiser “Calgarian”.

1.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

2.45pm: Drew fires in second picket boat.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrants Nos 132, 133, 134.

6.25pm: Landed patrol.

10.20pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Fresh Beef Received: 825 lbs, Bread Received: 1150 lbs]

[Squally south westerly wind force 5 to 8 for most of day, barometric pressure recorded hourly in pm, tending to rise from 6pm. Rain for most of day, noon temperature 56F]


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14 March 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[No 3 shed South Mole]

8.15am: Arrived HMS “Harrier”.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.30am: Divine Service. Church party from [HMS] “Pelorus” attending.

1.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 10.0pm.

5.30pm: Landed patrol.

10.20pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 6

[Wind still squally in am, reducing in pm]


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15 March 1915

Cruising and at Gibraltar

Lat 35.94, Long -5.28

[No 3 shed South Mole]

Draught forward 29’ 0”, Draught aft 29’ 4”. Raised steam in 5 boilers.

3.20am: Raised steam in second picket boat.

am: Employed cleaning ship and preparing to leave jetty.

7.15am: Sent target party to tug.

7.30am: Gunnery ratings from “Cormorant” came on board. Manned two 12 pounder guns.

8.20am: Closed B, C doors.

8.38am: Cast off. Towed clear of mole. 8.40am: Engines as requisite. 8.43am: Proceeded 60 revs.

8.50am: Passed through Northern Entrance, course as requisite for passing through Swept Channel and proceeding towards Europa Point, altered course frequently.

9.56am: Took firing station on tug “Energetic” and proceeded as requisite to the South Eastward.

10.10am: Commenced aiming rifle practice by Gunnery class.

10.25am: Europa Point N40E, 2 miles. Employed refitting and as requisite.

2.30pm: Turned to the North Westward. Carried out partial swing for deviation.

3.25pm: Completed aiming rifle practice.

3.50pm: Commenced 12 pounder practice by Gunnery class.

4.0pm: Quarters.

5.15pm: Hoisted out pinnace and sent ditto to repair targets. 6.0pm: Hoisted in ditto.

6.37pm: Discontinued practice - Proceeded full speed, course as requisite for passing into Swept Channel and entering Gibraltar Harbour. Ceuta N57W, 4.2 miles.

8.15pm: Engines as requisite. 8.30pm: Passed through Northern Entrance. Unmanned 12 pounder guns.

8.40pm: Secured to No 5 buoy. Banked fires. Sent Gunnery ratings to “Cormorant”.

8.45pm: North Front Guard returned.

10.30pm: Target party returned.

10.40pm: Drew fires in second Picket boat.

[Magnetic Bearing and Distance: Ceuta S26W, 2.9 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Fresh Beef Received: 425 lbs, Bread Received: 400 lbs]


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16 March 1915

Cruising and at Gibraltar

Lat 36.17, Long -5.27

[Another fairly typical day of gunnery practice with tug “Energetic”, proceeding at 8.13am, returning to No 5 buoy at 4.15pm, only key events recorded here]

[Number 5 buoy]

6.45am: Gunnery ratings from “Cormorant” came on board.

8.54am: Resumed 12 pounder practice by Gunnery class. Employed refitting and as requisite.

10.3pm: Completed 12 pounder practice. Proceeded as requisite to the Northward.

10.50am: Stopped and as requisite. Hoisted out pinnace and repaired targets.

11.30am: Hoisted in ditto. Resumed firing station on tug and proceeded as requisite to the Eastward.

Noon: Commenced Sub Calibre practice by Gunnery class.

3.5pm: Discontinued practice. Proceeded full speed, course as requisite for rounding Europa Point and passing through Swept Channel into Gibraltar Harbour.

5.15pm: Sent Gunnery ratings to Cormorant.

5.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 10.0pm.

6.0pm: Landed patrol.

11.45pm: Patrol returned.

[Magnetic Bearing and Distance: Europa Point S57W, 5.3 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Rain from noon onwards]


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17 March 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36 [estimated]

2.0am: Raised steam in 5 boilers.

4.0am: Raised steam in second picket boat.

7.30am: Banked fires.

8.20am; Towed stern clear of fairway.

am: Employed cleaning below and as requisite.

8.40am: Arrived HMS “Queen” and “Implacable”.

1.0pm: Towed stern clear of fairway.

1.15pm: Sailed HMS “Queen” and “Implacable”.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

5.40pm: Landed patrol.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Fresh Beef Received: 310 lbs, Vegetables Received: 100 lbs, Bread Received: 400 lbs]

[Rain for most of day, wind force 4 to 5 in am, variable in direction, lighter wind in pm. Barometric pressure recorded hourly all day, falling slowly. Noon temperature 57F]


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18 March 1915

Cruising and at Gibraltar

Lat 36.17, Long -5.27 [estimated]

[No information in log about noon position or bearings and distance; assumed to be in similar position to that of previous day of gunnery practice]

[No 5 buoy]

Draught forward 28’ 6”, Draught aft 28’ 9”.

0.15am: Patrol returned. Drew fires in picket boat.

2.0am: Raised steam in 5 boilers.

4.0am: Raised steam in second picket boat.

8.15am: Sent target party to tug “May”.

8.30am: Gunnery ratings from “Cormorant” came on board.

9.40am: Slipped - Engines as requisite.

9.48am: Proceeded 60 revs. 9.51am: Passed through Northern Entrance, course as requisite for passing through Swept Channel and proceeding towards Europa Point. Two 12 pounder guns manned. Employed cleaning below and as requisite.

11.0am: Took firing station on tug. Proceeded as requisite.

11.15am: Resumed sub calibre practice by Gunnery class. Europa Point NNW 7 cables. Range takers at exercise.

1.0pm: Hoisted out pinnace and sent ditto to tug.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

2.40pm: Completed Sub calibre practice. Sent recording party to tug. Turned to the Westward.

3.0pm: Commenced superimposed turret practice by Gunnery class. Europa Point S57W, 5.6 miles.

4.0pm: Quarters.

5.0pm: Completed superimposed turret practice. Europa Point N, 2 miles. Proceeded full speed, course as requisite for passing through Swept Channel and entering Gibraltar Harbour.

5.38pm: Engines as requisite. 5.45pm: Passed through Northern Entrance. Unmanned 12 pounder guns.

6.9pm: Secured to No 5 buoy. Banked fires.

6.40pm: Sent Gunnery ratings to “Cormorant”.

8.5pm: Recording and target parties returned.

11.50pm: Drew fires in second picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Fresh Beef Received: 440 lbs, Vegetables Received: 800 lbs, Bread Received: 400 lbs]

[Raining for most of day, barometric pressure recorded hourly but not changing much. Noon temperature 58F, sea temperature 59F]


No scanned log pages for 19–20 March 1915.


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21 March 1915

Cruising and at Gibraltar [though in fact not going to sea today]

Lat 36.14, Long -5.36

[No 5 buoy]

7.40am: Commenced embarking ammunition.

10.0am: Discharged to RN Hospital Mr W Passey Boatswain.

Noon: Completed embarking ammunition.

1.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

4.0pm: Quarters.

7.30pm: Landed patrol.

10.45pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 11]


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22 March 1915

Cruising and at Gibraltar

Lat 36.20, Long -5.20

[No 5 buoy]

Draught forward 28’ 4”, Draught aft 28’ 8”.

0.15am: Drew fires in second picket boat.

2.0am: Raised steam in 5 boilers.

4.15am: Raised steam in second picket boat.

6.30am: Sent target party to tug.

7.0am: Gunnery ratings from “Cormorant” came on board.

7.55am: Slipped - Engines as requisite. 8.0am: Proceeded 60 revs.

8.5am: Passed through Northern Entrance, course as requisite for passing through Swept Channel and proceeding towards Europa Point. Manned two 12 pounder guns.

8.40am: Stopped and as requisite. Hoisted out pinnace and sent ditto to tug with recording party.

8.55am: Took firing station on tug and proceeded as requisite to the Eastward. TBs [Torpedo Boats] Nos 88 and 96 screening ship.

9.0am: Europa Point NW 1.4 miles. Resumed 12 inch by Gunnery class. Observed 2 warships steering East.

10.20am: Discontinued 12 inch practice.

10.5am [presumably should be 11.5am]: Resumed 6 inch practice.

1.30pm: Discontinued 6 inch practice. Turned to the Westward.

2.0pm: Resumed 12 inch practice.

3.55pm: Completed 12 inch practice.

4.30pm: Resumed 6 inch practice.

6.35pm: Completed all practices by Gunnery class. Proceeded full speed, course as requisite for passing Europa Point into Swept Channel and entering Gibraltar Harbour.

6.40pm: Europa Point N, 2 miles.

7.15pm: Engines as requisite. 7.21pm: Passed through Northern Entrance.

7.40pm: Secured to No 5 buoy. Banked fires. Unmanned 12 pounder guns.

9.0pm: Pinnace returned with target and recording parties. Hoisted in ditto.

11.40pm: Drew fires in second picket boat.

[Magnetic Bearing and Distance: Europa Point S65W, 9.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Fresh Beef Received: 410 lbs, Vegetables Received: 700 lbs, Bread Received: 300 lbs]


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23 March 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.14, Long -5.36

[No 5 buoy]

9.0am: Exercised Abandon ship.

10.15am: Hoisted in steamboats.

am: Exercised Boats under oars and sail. Employed refitting and as requisite. Gunnery class sponging out guns and returning ammunition cases.

pm: Employed preparing for coaling and repairing targets.

2.25pm: Arrived HMS “Prince of Wales” and “London”.

3.30pm: SS “Glamorgan” secured alongside.

4.0pm: Quarters. Special leave to Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

5.30pm: Landed patrol.

7.25pm: Secured boats to No 6 buoy.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Fresh Beef Received: 420 lbs, Vegetables Received: 800 lbs, Bread Received: 100 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1197.2 tons, Oil 309 tons]


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24 March 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.36

[No 5 buoy]

6.30am: Commenced coaling.

8.0am: Sailed HMS “Prince of Wales” and “London”.

8.50am: Arrived HMT “Neuralia”. Ordnance Dept examining guns.

Noon: Discharged Gunnery class to HM Transport “Neuralia” for passage home.

0.55pm: Completed coaling. Received 635 tons.

1.15pm: Sailed HMT “Neuralia”. Employed cleaning ship.

2.10pm: Arrived HMS “Carmania”. Discharged to RMS “Caledonia” for passage home Mr Alexander McMillan Artificer Engineer and to HMT “Neuralia” Assistant Paymaster LV Barnaby RNR. Joined ship Assistant Paymaster Roderick McCrae RNR and Mr E Williams Artificer Engineer.

3.0pm: SS “Glamorgan” cast off.

3.15pm: Sailed HMS “Harrier” and 1 submarine.

4.0pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 10.0pm.

6.0pm: Landed patrol.

10.5pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1822.5 tons, Oil 309 tons]


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25 March 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36 [estimated]

[No 5 buoy]

5.0am: Employed cleaning ship and preparing to berth alongside.

7.25am: Slipped. Proceeded in tow to dockyard Wall.

8.50am: Secured alongside.

[Dockyard Wall]

am: Employed cleaning ship, lapping out guns and embarking torpedo booms. Dockyard refitting net shelves. Ordnance Dept examining guns.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

5.45pm: Landed patrol.

10.35pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Fresh Beef Received: 300 lbs, Vegetables Received: 600 lbs, Bread Received: 100 lbs]


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26 March 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[Dockyard Wall]

6.30am: Raised steam in second picket boat.

am: Raised steam in 8 boilers. Employed disembarking torpedo booms, lapping out guns, cleaning ship below and as requisite. Ordnance dept examining guns. Standard compass pivot defective. Exchange ditto for No 463.

Noon: Banked fires.

pm: Employed preparing for sea, embarking ammunition and as in forenoon.

4.0pm: Quarters.

8.0pm: Drew fires in second picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Fresh Beef Received: 720 lbs, Vegetables Received: 2600 lbs, Bread Received: 700 lbs]

[Rain until 4pm, noon temperature 63F]


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27 March 1915

From Gibraltar to Jeremias Anchorage and at Tangier

Lat 35.77, Long -6.00

[Dockyard Wall]

Draught forward 29’ 6”, Draught aft 29’ 6”.

2.0am: Raised steam for 14 knots.

7.30am: Raised steam in all steamboats.

8.5am: Cast off - Towed clear of wall - Engines as requisite.

8.30am: Passed through Northern Entrance, course as requisite for rounding Carnero Point.

8.41am: Proceeded 82 revs. Manned two 12 pounder guns.

9.5am: Carnero Point N11W, 2.2 miles. Shaped course S81W.

am: Employed cleaning ship and securing loose gear.

11.14am: Cape Spartel S45W, 5.2 miles.

0.10pm: Proceeded as requisite for coming to anchor to windward of wreck of SS “Trostberg” [“Trostburg” which was wrecked on 26 March - details here].

0.30pm: Came to with Starboard anchor in 22 fathoms, veered 8 shackles. Set anchor watch. Let fires die out in two boilers.

[At single anchor [bearings] Spartel Light House N51E, Mount Nipple S63E, Tomb S10E, Wreck of “Trostberg” S46E, 1850 yards]

2.40pm: Lowered second cutter to communicate with tug “Energetic”. Ditto holed and swamped. Made fast ditto astern. Floated 4 hawsers to tug. Ditto proceeded to windward of wreck to endeavour to float hawsers on board.

3.20pm: Arrived TB [Torpedo Boat] No 93. 3.40pm: Sailed ditto.

5.0pm: Boat from shore effected communication with wreck.

8.43pm: Weighed with swamped cutter in tow. Engines as requisite.

9.9pm: Shaped course N11E, 20 revs.

9.10pm: Cape Spartel N68E, 2.7 miles.

9.25pm: Increased to 30 revs. 9.40pm: Altered course to N67E.

10.15pm: Altered course S79E. 10.40pm: Altered course to S45E.

11.8pm: Tangier Light S22W, 3 miles.

11.17pm: Course as requisite for entering Tangier Bay.

11.36pm: Engines as requisite. 11.49pm: Came to with Starboard anchor in 21 fathoms veered 8 shackles. Set anchor watch.

[Distance run through the Water: 43 miles]

[Magnetic Bearing and Distance: Cape Spartel N80E, 3.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[South westerly wind force 5 or 6 from noon, sea state mostly rough in this period]


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28 March 1915

At Tangier

Lat 35.79, Long -5.78 [rough estimate based on limited information in log]

am: Found at anchor French cruisers “Cassard” and “Friant” [listed here] and Spanish cruiser “Extremadura” [listed here].

[At single anchor Tangier Bay [bearings] Tangier Red Light S48W, abeam port land N84W, abeam starboard land N85E]

7.15am: Recovered and hoisted second Cutter. Lost overboard when ditto was swamped 1 complete set of boat’s gear.

8.20am: Landed Lieutenant Commander Stokes Rees and Surgeon Carte to proceed to scene of wreck.

11.30am: Hoisted out Steam pinnace.

2.15pm: Arrived HMTB No 95.

3.0pm: Sailed ditto.

4.16pm: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite for shifting berth closer inshore.

4.30pm: Came to with Starboard anchor in 10 fathoms veered 6 shackles. Banked fires at one hour’s notice.

[At single anchor [bearings] French cable hut S4W, Sardine Factory Chimney S39W, Mole Head Light House S89W]

9.45pm: Drew fires in picket boats.

11.30pm: Officers returned from wreck

[Distance run through the Water: 12 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]


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29 March 1915

From Tangier to Gibraltar

Lat 35.79, Long -5.78 [estimated]

[At single anchor Tangier]

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Exercised Control and TS [Transmitting Station?] parties.

Noon: Raised steam for 12 knots.

1.10pm: Hoisted in Steam pinnace.

pm: Embarked 8 Officers and 83 natives survivors of SS “Trostburg”.

2.0pm: Weighed - Engines as requisite. 2.8pm: Proceeded full speed, course as requisite for leaving anchorage.

2.25pm: Malabata Tower S7E, 2 miles. Shaped course N71E. Employed as in forenoon.

3.24pm: Carnero Tower N38E, 6.7 miles. 3.33pm: Altered course to N60E. 3.46pm: Altered course to N22E.

4.14pm: Proceeded as requisite for passing through Swept Channel and entering Gibraltar Harbour.

4.28pm: Passed through Northern Entrance.

4.35pm: Secured to No 5 buoy. Let fires die out.

[No 5 buoy Gibraltar]

5.15pm: Disembarked survivors of “Trostburg”. Hoisted out Steam pinnace. Special leave to Port Watch till 10.0pm.

6.0pm: Landed patrol.

11.45pm: Drew fires in Steam pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 8]


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30 March 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.36

[No 5 buoy]

4.0am; Raised steam in Steam pinnace.

7.40am: Received hawsers from tug “Energetic”.

9.20am: Divisions - Prayers.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Ordnance dept examining guns.

10.55am: Raised steam in second picket boat.

1.30pm: Hoisted out second picket boat and in Steam pinnace and drew fires in latter.

4.0pm: Quarters.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 10.0pm.

6.10pm: Landed patrol.

10.25pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Fresh Beef Received: 720 lbs, Vegetables Received: 700 lbs, Bread Received: 850 lbs]


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31 March 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[No 5 buoy]

0.15am: Drew fires in second picket boat.

5.0am: Raised steam in second picket boat.

am: Employed cleaning ship and preparing for embarking ammunition.

7.20am: Proceeded in tow of three tugs to Dockyard Wall.

8.30am: Secured alongside.

[Alongside Dockyard Wall]

am: Employed embarking ammunition, shipping torpedo booms and lapping out guns. Dockyard fitting net shelves. Ordnance Dept examining guns.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 135.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

5.50pm: Landed patrol.

6.0pm: Arrived HMS “Bulldog” and HMS “Pincher”.

9.40pm: Drew fires in second picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Fresh Beef Received: 350 lbs, Vegetables Received: 500 lbs, Bread Received: 300 lbs]



LOGS FOR APRIL 1915


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[Cover of Log for April 1915 (“Copy of” crossed through); I certify that this is a complete copy of the original Log (“a complete copy of” crossed through) of HMS “Caesar” for April 1915, signed EC Stubbs Lieutenant Commander, Navigating Officer]

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[Page not filled in but signed by EGL Crofton, Captain, 1 May 1915]


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1 April 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[Dockyard Wall]

6.30am: Arrived HMTBDs “Beagle” and “Rattlesnake”.

9.15am: Divisions - Prayers.

9.55am: Arrived French cruiser “Cassard”.

am: Employed lapping out guns, stowing ammunition, shipping torpedo booms and as requisite. Ordnance Dept examining guns. Tested magazine flooding arrangements.

1.0pm: Paid quarterly settlement.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am.

5.0pm: Sailed HMS “Bulldog” and “Rattlesnake”.

6.0pm: Landed patrol.

6.20pm: Arrived HMS “Adamant” and three submarines.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Fresh Beef Received: 320 lbs, Vegetables Received: 500 lbs, Bread Received: 200 lbs]


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2 April 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[Dockyard Wall]

0.15am: Patrol returned.

6.30am: Raised steam in second picket boat. Sailed HMS “Adamant” and Submarines.

9.0am: Landed RC Church party 44.

9.55am: Landed Wesleyans 42, Presbyterians 24.

10.0am: Divine Service.

11.15am: Arrived HMS “Foxhound” and “Scourge”.

11.30am: Church parties returned.

1.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

pm: Lapping out guns.

4.0pm: Quarters.

4.10pm: Arrived HMS “Phaeton”.

5.30pm: Arrived HMS “Gazelle”.

6.0pm: Landed patrol.

10.0pm: Sailed HMS “Phaeton”.

10.20pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Fresh Beef Received: 360 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1000 lbs, Bread Received: 300 lbs]


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3 April 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[Dockyard Wall]

6.0am: Raised steam in second picket boat.

6.40am: Sailed HMS “Gazelle”.

am: Tested lifebuoys - Correct.

Noon: Sailed HMS “Rattlesnake” and “Scourge”.

1.30pm: General leave to Port Watch till 7.0am.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

4.0pm: Quarters.

6.0pm: Landed patrol.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.

Number on sick list: 8]

[Fresh Beef Received: 720 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1500 lbs, Bread Received: 1300 lbs]

[Fine weather, light winds, barometric pressure relatively high and steady, noon temperature 59F]


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4 April 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[Dockyard Wall]

6.50am: Arrived HMS “Reindeer”.

8.30am: Landed Church parties RC 47, Presbyterian 36, Wesleyans 24.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.30am: Divine Service.

Noon: Church parties returned.

0.25pm: Sailed HMS “Carmania”.

1.30pm: Sent working party to hospital. Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am.

2.30pm: Sailed HMS “Reindeer”.

3.45pm: Sailed HMS “Foxhound” and “Beagle”.

4.30pm: Arrived HMS “Plassy” [shown here, sometimes recorded in other logs as “Plassey”].

5.50pm: Landed patrol.

7.45pm: Hospital party returned.

8.0pm: Sailed HMS “Plassy”.

[Number on sick list: 8]


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5 April 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[Dockyard Wall]

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers.

9.30am: Exercised Collision Stations.

am: Employed refitting, lapping out guns and as requisite. Ordnance Dept examining guns. Dockyard refitting net shelves. Divers at monthly exercise. Discharged to RN Hospital Mr FF O Vallings Midshipman.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 136.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 10.0pm.

5.40pm: Landed patrol.

10.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Fresh Beef Received: 360 lbs, Vegetables Received: 600 lbs, Bread Received: 300 lbs]


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6 April 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[Dockyard Wall]

8.10am: Arrived HMS “Amphitrite”.

am: Employed embarking ammunition, drawing stores, refitting and as requisite, lapping out guns. Ordnance Dept examining guns. Dockyard refitting net shelves.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 137.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

10.10pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Fresh Beef Received: 285 lbs, Vegetables Received: 500 lbs, Bread Received: 200 lbs]


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7 April 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[Dockyard Wall]

8.35am: Landed marine detachment for drill.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Sightsetters at exercise. Lapping out guns. Ordnance Dept examining guns. Dockyard refitting net shelves.

11.45am: Marine detachment returned.

1.0pm: Joined ship Lieutenant EWE Callwell and 14 ratings, also 70 ratings Gunnery class, 98 ratings Gunnery class accommodated in “Cormorant”. Employed as in forenoon.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 10.0pm.

6.0pm: Discharged to RMS “Kashgar” for passage home Lieutenant De Rae Fraser.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Fresh Beef Received: 400 lbs, Vegetables Received: 2000 lbs, Bread Received: 350 lbs]


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8 April 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[Dockyard Wall]

5.45am: Raised steam in second picket boat.

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers.

am: Employed painting boats and as requisite. Lapping out guns. Ordnance dept examining guns. Dockyard refitting net shelves.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

1.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

4.0pm: Quarters. Employed preparing for sea. Drew from Dockyard 1, 34 foot sailing cutter.

5.40pm: Drew fires in second picket boat.

5.45pm: Landed patrol.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Fresh Beef Received: 400 lbs, Vegetables Received; 500 lbs, Bread Received: 400 lbs]


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9 April 1915

Cruising and at Gibraltar

Lat 36.28, Long -5.18

[Dockyard Wall]

Draught forward 29’ 4”, Draught aft 29’ 2”. Raised steam in 5 boilers.

3.15am: Raised steam in second picket boat.

6.20am: Gunnery ratings from “Cormorant” came on board.

6.30am: Sent target party to tug. Employed cleaning ship.

7.10am: Cast off - Towed clear of wall. Engines as requisite.

7.30am: Proceeded 60 revs. 7.40am: Passed through Northern Entrance, course as requisite for passing through Swept Channel and rounding Europa Point.

8.0am: Took firing station on tug “Energetic” and proceeded as requisite to the Eastward. Two 12 pounders guns manned.

8.10am: Europa Point N70W, 1.1 miles.

8.20am: Commenced aiming rifle practice by Gunnery class.

9.5am: Prayers. Employed refitting and as requisite and painting upperworks.

11.0am: Turned to the Westward. TBs Nos 95 and 89 screening ship.

1.25am: Completed aiming rifle practice. Proceeded full speed, course as requisite for rounding Europa Point and passing through Swept Channel into Gibraltar Harbour.

1.27pm: Europa Point S44W, 8.3 miles. Employed as in forenoon.

2.30pm: Engines as requisite.

2.40pm: Passed through Northern Entrance.

2.56pm: Secured to No 12 buoy. Banked fires. Unmanned 12 pounder guns.

[No 12 buoy]

3.0pm: Read Warrant No 138.

3.50pm: Sent Gunnery ratings to “Cormorant”.

4.0pm: Quarters. Target party returned.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 10.0pm.

11.45pm: Drew fires in second picket boat.

[Magnetic Bearing and Distance: Europa Point S52W, 13 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Fresh Beef Received: 430 lbs, Vegetables Received: 800 lbs, Bread Received: 450 lbs]


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10 April 1915

At Gibraltar [though actually Cruising and at Gibraltar]

Lat 36.3, Long -5.2

[No 12 buoy]

am: Raised steam in 5 boilers.

4.30am: Raised steam in second picket boat.

6.30am: Sent target party to tug.

7.0am: Gunnery ratings from “Cormorant” came on board.

7.48am: Slipped - Engines as requisite. 7.52am: Proceeded 60 revs.

7.55am: Passed through Northern Entrance, course as requisite for passing through Swept Channel and rounding Europa Point. Manned two 12 pounder guns.

9.10am: Hoisted out pinnace. Sent ditto to tug.

9.20am: Took firing station on tug “May” and proceeded as requisite to the Eastward.

9.35am: Commenced 12 pounder practice by Gunnery Class.

9.43am: Europa Point S51W, 5.7 miles.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Tested 6 inch gun sights. Exercised range takers. TBs Nos 95 and 89 screening ship.

0.50pm: Completed 12 pounder practice by Gunnery class. Turned to the Westward.

1.30pm: Commenced sub calibre practice by Gunnery class.

4.57pm: Completed ditto. Let go and picked up both lifebuoys. Sent recording party to tug.

5.41pm: Commenced superimposed turret practice by Gunnery class.

7.5pm: Discontinued ditto. Proceeded full speed, course as requisite for rounding Europa Point and passing through Swept Channel into Gibraltar Harbour.

7.7pm: Europa Point WSW, 2 miles.

7.37pm: Engines as requisite. 7.45pm: Passed through Northern Entrance.

8.5pm: Secured to No 5 buoy. Banked fires. Unmanned 12 pounder guns.

[No 5 buoy]

8.52pm: Target party returned with recording party and pinnace.

[Magnetic Bearing and Distance: Europa Point S46W, 14 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Fresh Beef Received: 830 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1500 lbs, Bread Received: 1200 lbs]

[Weather fine, barometric pressure relatively high and steady, noon temperature 67F]


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11 April 1915

Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36 [estimated]

[No 5 buoy]

0.30am: Drew fires in second picket boat.

6.0am: Raised steam in second picket boat.

8.50am: Landed Church parties RC 49, Wesleyans 33, Presbyterians 24.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.40am: Divine Service.

Noon: Church parties returned.

1.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 10.0pm.

4.0pm: Quarters.

5.40pm: Landed patrol.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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12 April 1915

At Gibraltar [though actually Cruising and at Gibraltar]

Lat 36.32, Long -5.15

[Another day of gunnery practice - only key entries from log recorded here]

[No 5 buoy]

0.10am: Patrol returned.

7.0am: Gunnery ratings from “Cormorant” came on board.

7.55am: Proceeded 60 revs.

8.30am: Took firing station on tug “Rambler” [listed here] and proceeded as requisite to the Eastward. TBs 89 and 94 screening ship.

8.50am: Commenced 6 inch practice by Gunnery class.

9.43am: Nueva Tower N30W, 5.2 miles.

7.3pm: Discontinued practice. Proceeded full speed, course as requisite for passing through Swept Channel into Gibraltar Harbour.

8.5pm: Secured to No 5 buoy. Banked fires. Unmanned 12 pounder guns.

[Magnetic Bearing and Distance: Europa Point S51W, 15.7 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Fresh Beef Received: 410 lbs, Vegetables Received: 800 lbs, Bread Received: 400 lbs]


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13 April 1915

At Gibraltar [actually Cruising and at Gibraltar]

Lat 36.18, Long -5.21

[More gunnery practice, with tug “Rambler”, proceeding at 7.48am, returning to No 5 buoy at 7.18pm. Only key events from log reported here]

[No 5 buoy]

6.40am: Arrived French Cruiser “Cosmao” [listed here as Troude Class].

8.50am: Commenced 12 inch practice by Gunnery class.

10.10am: Discontinued 12 inch practice.

11.15am: Resumed 6 inch practice by Gunnery class.

6.5pm: Completed 6 inch practice by Gunnery class. Proceeded full speed, course as requisite for rounding Europa Point and passing through Swept Channel into Gibraltar Harbour.

[Magnetic Bearing and Distance: Europa Point S74W, 8.2 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Fresh Beef Received: 420 lbs, Vegetables Received: 500 lbs, Bread Received: 300 lbs]


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14 April 1915

From Gibraltar to Malta

Lat 36.14, Long -5.36

[No 5 buoy]

Draught forward 29’ 0”, Draught aft 28’ 10”.

0.15am: Drew fires in first picket boat.

4.10am: Raised steam in first picket boat.

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers.

am: Employed refitting targets, drawing stores, painting torpedo booms and as requisite. Gunnery class sponging out guns. Exercised Control and transmitting room parties. Discharged to RN Hospital Mr E Williams Warrant Engineer RNR.

0.40pm: Arrived HMS “Savage” and “Hearty” [discussed here, though it is possible that this is a mistake and it should be “Harpy” - see entry at 9.0pm]. Raised steam in 6 boilers. Employed as in forenoon. Discharged to “Cormorant” Lieutenant RS Stokes Rees and Gunnery class, also 7 ratings.

4.40pm: Sailed HMS “Ophir”.

5.58pm: Slipped - Engines as requisite.

6.20pm: Passed through Northern Entrance. Proceeded 72 revs, course as requisite for passing through Swept Channel and rounding Europa Point. Manned two 12 pounder guns.

6.40pm: Europa Point NxE 0.5 miles.

7.20pm: Europa Point W, 7.2 miles. Shaped course S76E.

9.0pm: Spoke HMS “Harpy” and “Savage”.

9.40pm: Deviation by Sirius and Capella 0.75 degrees W. Exercised Sea boat’s crew.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Fresh Beef Received: 410 lbs, Bread Received: 350 lbs]


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15 April 1915

From Gibraltar to Malta

Lat 36.35, Long -1.20

2.0am: Exercised Sea boat’s crew.

4.32am: Alboran Island [Isla de Alborán] S37W, 15 miles.

5.30am: Exercised Sea boat’s crew.

6.30am: Employed cleaning ship.

8.0am: Altered course to S88E. Deviation by sun 0.25 degrees W.

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers. Exercised General Quarters.

9.20am: Los Frailes N7W.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite.

Noon: Cape Falcon S20.5E.

pm: Make and mend clothes. Exercised Port 6 inch guns at divisional drill.

4.0pm: Quarters. Exercised Rigging night defence and Exercised Night defence.

6.0pm: Deviation by sun 0.25 degrees W.

6.40pm: Mount Alluda [probably Djebel Hallouda, Algeria] S33W, 28 miles.

7.45pm: Exercised Darken ship.

8.13pm: Cape Tenez Light [Cap Tenes] S71.5E 30 miles.

9.30pm: Exercised Sea boat’s crew.

11.15pm: Put clocks on 10 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 201 miles]

[Distance: Malta 778 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Wind from ENE, force 5 for most of day. Noon temperature 66F, sea temperature 60F]


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16 April 1915

From Gibraltar to Malta

Lat 37.04, Long 4.19

0.15am: Put clocks on 10 minutes.

2.43am: Schershel Light S2W, 12.5 miles.

5.50am: Pescade Point S43E, 13.5 miles.

9.0 to 10.0am: Sounding continuously.

10.22am: Cape Bengut Light House S29E, 7.6 miles.

0.54pm: Cape Corbelin S7W, 8.7 miles.

4.0pm: Quarters. Exercised Fire Stations.

7.30pm to 8.10pm: Sounding continuously.

8.9pm: Cape Bougaroni [Cap Bougaroun] S63E.

8.58pm: Reduced to 36 revs. Secured gear on forecastle.

9.38pm: Proceeded.

10.0pm: Cape Bougaroni S28W, 6.5 miles. Altered course to S81E.

11.15pm: Put clocks on 10 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 257 miles]

[Distance: Malta 521 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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17 April 1915

From Gibraltar to Malta

Lat 37.38, Long 9.81

0.5am: Cape de Fer Light S29E, 9.5 miles.

0.15am: Put clocks back 10 minutes.

3.26am: Cape de Garde S14E, 16 miles.

6.0am to 9.20am: Sounding continuously.

7.0am: Deviation by sun Nil. Aired night clothing.

8.0am: Altered course to N87E. Tested lifebuoys - Correct.

9.15am: Cape Serrat S66E, altered course to N72E.

10.24am: Big Fratelli Rock S6E, 2.8 miles, altered course to E.

11.47am: Ras Engla Light House [Ras Enghela] S16W, 3 miles, altered course to S70E.

0.22pm: Cape Guardia S40W, 2.5 miles, altered course to S58E.

0.50pm: Altered course to S50E.

1.10pm: Cani Rocks NE, 3.5 miles, altered course to S71E. Make and mend clothes.

4.0pm: Quarters.

4.10pm: Zembra Island Peak S19W, 3.8 miles, altered course S66E.

5.0pm: Cape Bon S8E, 4 miles.

8.0pm: Deviation by Sirius 1 degree W.

9.27pm: Pantellaria [Pantelleria] Light (F4) [or FL] S16W, 5.2 miles. 9.30pm: Altered course to S59E.

11.15pm: Put clocks on 10 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 271 miles]

[Distance: Malta 250 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Misty all day, easterly swell, noon temperature 62F, sea temperature 59F]


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18 April 1915

From Gibraltar to Malta

Lat 35.88, Long 14.51 [estimated]

8.0am: Abeam port Gozo S. 8.20am: Altered course to S40E.

9.20am: Abeam port Gozo S19W, 4.2 miles.

10.45am: Course as requisite for passing through Swept Channel C into Grand Harbour Malta.

10.55am: Passed breakwaters. Engines as requisite.

11.35am: Secured to No 4 buoy. Stern to Club House Wharf. Let fires die out. Unmanned 12 pounder guns.

pm: Found in harbour HMS “Inflexible”, “Savage”, “Harpy” and French squadron under command of Vice Admiral Boue de Lapéyère [Boué de Lapeyère] in battleship “Courbet”.

1.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0pm.

6.30pm: Sailed HMS Savage.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 248 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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19 April 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.88, Long 14.51

[No 4 buoy]

5.30am: Raised steam in first picket boat.

7.0am: Employed cleaning ship.

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers.

am: Exercised Out bower anchor. Divers examining ship’s bottom.

pm: Employed refitting and as requisite.

3.15pm: Drew fires in first picket boat.

4.0pm: Quarters.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am. Canteen leave to first part Starboard Watch.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[North westerly wind force 3 or 4 until 4pm, weather fine, noon temperature 71F]


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20 April 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.88, Long 14.51

[No 4 buoy]

6.15am: Raised steam in first picket boat.

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers.

am: Employed painting side and as requisite. Exercised divisional drill.

9.40am: Arrived French battleship “Danton”.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

2.15pm: Drew fires in first picket boat.

4.0pm: Quarters.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 10.0pm. Canteen leave to first part Port Watch.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Fresh Beef Received: 360 lbs, Vegetables Received: 800 lbs, Bread Received: 300 lbs]


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21 April 1915

From Malta to Gibraltar

Lat 35.88, Long 14.51

[No 4 buoy]

Draught forward 28’ 5”, Draught aft 28’ 7”.

9.30am: Sailed French Cruiser “Jules Ferry”.

am: Employed painting side and as requisite. Exercised Sightsetters, Control and TS [Transmitting Station] parties. Raised steam in 7 boilers.

pm: Joined ship for passage 9 ratings.

4.0pm: Quarters. Joined ship for passage Naval and Military invalides and wounded 16.

5.33pm: Slipped. Engines as requisite.

5.40pm: Passed breakwaters. Proceeded as requisite through Swept Channel B and as requisite to the Eastward.

6.25pm: HMS “Inflexible” leaving harbour. Proceeded as requisite for closing ditto and taking station astern 5 cables.

7.6pm: Zonkor Point [Ponta tal Zonkor] S11W, 4 miles. Shaped course N40W, 10 knots.

8.50pm: Increased to 12 knots. 8.54pm: Gozo Light abeam 5.5 miles.

9.0pm: Deviation by Sirius and Capella 1 degree E.

11.0pm: “Inflexible” parted company.

11.35pm: Increased to 76 revs. Exercised Sea boat’s crew. Two 12 pounder guns manned.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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22 April 1915

From Malta to Gibraltar

Lat 37.15, Long 10.99 [estimated]

[The position shown in log (indicated as being “By bearings 8.0am, 11.0am”), Lat 36.98, Long 10.98, plots on land so has been adjusted]

3.27am: Cape Rosello Light N71E, 21.2 miles.

4.30am: Altered course to N53W. 4.45am: Cape Granitola Light N12W, 15.8 miles. Deviation by Venus 0.5 degrees E.

8.0am: Maratimo Peak N23E, 17 miles.

8.15am: Put clocks back 20 minutes.

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers.

11.0am: Maratimo Peak S80E. 11.4am: Altered course to N86W.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

4.0pm: Quarters.

6.0pm: Deviation by sun 0.5 degrees E.

10.30pm: Exercised Sea boat’s crew.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 221 miles]

[Distance: Gibraltar 794 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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23 April 1915

From Malta to Gibraltar

Lat 37.5, Long 4.35

8.20am: Put clocks back 20 minutes.

9.15am: Divisions - Prayers - Exercised General Quarters.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite.

1.0pm: Altered course to N88W.

5.0pm: Deviation by sun 1 degree E.

8.0pm: Lat 37 15 N, Long 2 13 E: by Polaris, Sirius and Regulus.

[Course and Distance made good: 263 degrees, 317 miles]

[Distance: Gibraltar 477 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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24 April 1915

From Malta to Gibraltar

Lat 36.76, Long -1.47

[Observed Lat incorrectly shown as 60 degrees in log]

8.20am: Put clocks back 20 minutes.

am: Employed cleaning ship. Aired night clothing. Tested lifebuoys - Correct.

11.30am: Observed land WNW.

1.18pm: Mesa de Roldan N20W, 15 miles.

2.0pm: Altered course to N85W.

3.20pm: Cape de Gata N, 3.2 miles.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 141.

5.0pm: Deviation by sun Nil, altered course to N84W.

5.41pm: Sabinal Point N, 5 miles.

7.15pm: Darkened ship.

9.0pm: Cape Sacratif N, 11.3 miles.

[Course and distance made good: 260 degree, 278 miles]

[Distance: Gibraltar 199 miles]

[Westerly wind force 4 or 5 in pm, weather fine. Noon temperature 66F, sea temperature 61F]


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25 April 1915

From Malta to Gibraltar [actually going into Gibraltar Harbour]

Lat 36.14, Long -5.36 [estimated]

2.38am: Calaburras Point Light N35E, 9.1 miles.

2.58am: Reduced to 51 revs.

4.0am: Raised steam in first picket boat.

4.24am: Estepona Light N42W, 9.2 miles.

4.27am: Altered course to S67W.

6.10am: Nueva Tower N46W, 3.2 miles.

6.47am: Altered course as requisite for rounding Europa Point and passing through Swept Channel into Gibraltar Harbour. 7.0am: Engines as requisite.

7.23am: Passed through Northern Entrance.

7.35am: Secured to No 6 buoy. Let fires die out. Found in harbour HMS “Europa”. Unmanned 12 pounder guns. Discharged invalides to RN Hospital.

10.0am: Divisions. 10.30am: Divine Service.

1.30am: Special leave to Port Watch till 10.0pm.

4.0pm: Quarters. Joined from “Cormorant” 6 ratings.

Midnight: Drew fires in first picket boat.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 194 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 733.7 tons, Oil 185 tons]


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26 April 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36 [estimated]

[No 6 buoy]

4.10am: Raised steam in first picket boat.

5.30am: Employed preparing for coaling.

7.25am: Slipped - Proceeded in tow of three tugs to South Mole.

8.0am: Secured alongside No 1 Shed.

[No 1 Shed South Mole]

9.0am: Commenced coaling.

4.45pm: Arrived HMS “Amphitrite”.

5.0pm: Completed coaling. Received 1007 tons. Rejoined ship Mr FFO Vallings Midshipman.

6.15pm: Landed patrol. Employed cleaning ship.

6.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Fresh Beef Received: 714 lbs, Bread Received: 1200 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1731.6 tons, Oil 185 tons]


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27 April 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

0.5am: Patrol returned.

0.15am: Drew fires in first picket boat.

5.30am: Raised steam in first picket boat.

6.0am: Arrived HMS “Liverpool”.

9.15am: Arrived French cruiser “Cassard”.

am and pm: Employed cleaning ship.

4.0pm: Quarters.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Fresh Beef Received: 360 lbs]


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28 April 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.14, Long -5.36 [estimated]

[No 1 Shed South Mole]

0.35am: Drew fires in first picket boat.

5.0am: Raised steam in first picket boat.

7.10am: Cast off. Proceeded in tow of three tugs to No 5 buoy.

7.45am: Secured to buoy.

[No 5 buoy]

9.10am: Landed Marines for route march.

9.15am: Divisions - Prayers.

am: Employed cleaning ship and as requisite. Search light control exercised.

9.50am: Sailed HMS “Amphitrite”.

Noon: Marines returned.

0.20pm: Sailed HM Transport “Ivernia”.

4.0pm: Quarters.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

6.0pm: Sailed HMS “Liverpool”.

11.50pm: Drew fires in first picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Fresh Beef Received: 360 lbs, Bread Received: 300 lbs]


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29 April 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.14, Long -5.36

[No 5 buoy]

am: Employed painting ship, lapping out guns and as requisite. Ordnance dept examining guns.

4.30am: Special leave to Port Watch till 10.0pm.

6.0pm: Landed patrol.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Fresh Beef Received: 360 lbs, Bread Received: 300 lbs]


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30 April 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.14, Long -5.36

[No 5 buoy]

0.10pm: Patrol returned.

0.15am: Drew fires in first picket boat.

4.25am: Raised steam in first picket boat.

8.15am: Parted sheet cable in the naval pipe during a strong squall. Hove in broken length and replaced sheet bridle.

am: Employed painting ship, lapping out guns and drawing and returning stores. Ordnance dept examining guns.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

11.45pm: Drew fires in first picket boat.

[Fresh Beef Received: 360 lbs, Bread Received: 300 lbs]

[Wind northerly and squally all day. Noon temperature 65F]



LOGS FOR MAY 1915


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[Front page of cover of Log for May 1915 (“copy of” crossed through); I certify that this is a complete copy of the original Log (“a complete copy of” crossed through), signed by Navigating Officer and Captain, as before]

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1 May 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.14, Long -5.36

[No 5 buoy]

am: Employed cleaning ship. Ordnance dept examining guns. Lapping out guns. Tested lifebuoys - Correct.

0.30pm: Paid ship’s company monthly advance.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

2.15pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am.

4.0pm: Quarters.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 720 lbs, Vegetables 800 lbs, Bread 900 lbs]

[Squally winds, mostly from NNE, mist and rain at times, noon temperature 63F]


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2 May 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.14, Long -5.36

[No 5 buoy]

7.0am: Arrived HMS “Gloucester” with German prize SS “Hendrik” [also known as SS Macedonia - see HMS Gloucester log for 28 March 1915].

9.0am: Landed Church parties RC [Roman Catholic] 49, Wesleyans 19, Presbyterians 23.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.40am: Divine Service.

Noon: Church parties returned.

1.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am.

6.10pm: Landed patrol.


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3 May 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.14, Long -5.36

[No 5 buoy]

0.10am: Patrol returned.

am: Employed painting aloft, preparing for embarking ammunition, lapping out guns and as requisite. Ordnance dept examining guns. Returned to Dockyard parted length of sheet cable.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 10.0pm.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 360 lbs, Vegetables 800 lbs, Bread 300 lbs]


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4 May 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.14, Long -5.36

[No 5 buoy]

8.50am: Sailed French cruiser “Cassard”.

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers. 9.30am: Exercised Out Sheet Anchor.

10.10am: Sailed HMS “Gloucester”.

10.20am: Exercised boats under oars.

am: Examination for rank of Gunner held on board in presence of Commander Wolfe Murray. Ordnance dept examining guns.

0.15pm: Read Warrants Nos 143, 144.

pm: Employed embarking ammunition, lapping out guns and as requisite.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

6.45pm: Arrived HM Submarine B8.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 355 lbs, Vegetables 800 lbs, Bread 350 lbs]


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5 May 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.14, Long -5.36

[No 5 buoy]

am: Employed drawing stores, refitting, lapping out guns and as requisite. Ordnance dept examining guns. Joined from RMS “Medina”, 103 ratings Gunnery Class. 76 ratings accommodated in “Cormorant”.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 10.0pm.

5.30pm: Landed patrol.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 410 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 400 lbs]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 76F]


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6 May 1915

Cruising and at Gibraltar

Lat 36.36, Long -5.14 [estimated from bearings in log]

[Position] [8.53am: Windmill Hill N86W, 1.6 miles; 6.43pm: Europa Point S44W, 6.2 miles]

Draught forward 29’ 6”, Draught aft 29’ 6”.

2.0am: Raised steam for 10 knots.

6.15am: Raised steam in first picket boat.

6.55am: Sent target party to tug “May”.

7.15am: Gunnery ratings from “Cormorant” came on board.

7.50am: Slipped - Engines as requisite. 7.55am: Proceeded 60 revs.

8.0am: Passed through Northern Entrance, course as requisite for passing through Swept Channel and rounding Europa Point. Two 12 pounder guns manned.

8.30am: Took firing station on tug and proceeded as requisite to the Eastward.

8.45am: Commenced .303 aiming rifle practice by Gunnery class. TB [Torpedo Boat] No 88 screening ship.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Ordnance dept examining guns.

1.30pm: Turned to the Westward.

1.45pm: Commenced 12 pounder practice by Gunnery Class.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

3.58pm: Completed 12 pounder practice.

4.0pm: Read Warrants Nos 144 and 145.

4.30pm: Commenced sub calibre practice by Gunnery Class.

5.40pm: Completed aiming rifle practice.

6.20pm: Discontinued practice. Proceeded full speed, course as requisite for rounding Europa Point and passing through Swept Channel into Gibraltar Harbour.

7.45pm: Engines as requisite. 7.55pm: Passed through Northern Entrance.

8.25pm: Secured to No 5 buoy. Banked fires. Unmanned 12 pounder guns.

8.40pm: Sent Gunnery ratings to “Cormorant”.

9.30pm: Target party returned.

10.15pm: Drew fires in first picket boat.

[Noon position] [Estepona Light N10W, 5.7 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 410 lbs, Vegetables 800 lbs, Bread 600 lbs]


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7 May 1915

Cruising and at Gibraltar

Lat 36.28, Long -5.07 [estimated from noon bearing]

[No 5 buoy]

[Position] [8.47am: Europa Point S71W, 1.2 miles; 6.21pm: Europa Point N33E, 1.8 miles]

am: Raised steam for 10 knots.

3.45am: Raised steam in first picket boat.

6.15am: Sent target party to tug “May”.

6.50am: Gunnery ratings from “Cormorant” came on board.

7.0am: Arrived HMS “Pelorous”.

7.45am: Slipped - Engines as requisite. 7.48am: Proceeded 60 revs.

7.56am: Passed through Northern Entrance, course as requisite for passing through Swept Channel and rounding Europa Point.

8.17am: Engines as requisite. Hoisted out pinnace and sent ditto with recording party to tug.

8.30am: Took firing station on tug and proceeded as requisite to the Eastward.

8.40am: Resumed sub calibre practice.

9.40: Completed ditto. Two 12 pounder guns manned. TBs Nos 88 and 96 screening ship. Employed refitting and as requisite.

9.40am: Commenced superimposed turret practice.

11.25am: Discontinued ditto.

Noon: Exercised ship and TBs [Torpedo Boats] repelling Submarine attack. Turned to the Westward.

0.50pm: Commenced 12 inch practice by Gunnery class. Exercised Fire control. Employed as in forenoon.

5.25pm: Discontinued 12 inch practice.

5.50pm: Commenced 6 inch practice by Gunnery class.

6.48pm: Discontinued practice. Proceeded full speed, course as requisite for rounding Europa Point and passing through Swept Channel into Gibraltar Harbour.

7.10pm: Engines as requisite. 7.20pm: Passed through Northern Entrance.

7.30pm: Secured to No 5 buoy. Banked fires. Unmanned 12 pounder guns.

8.0pm: Sent Gunnery ratings to “Cormorant”.

8.20pm: Pinnace returned with recording and target parties.

Midnight: Drew fires in first picket boat.

[Noon position][Europa Point S57W, 16.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 415 lbs, Vegetables 800 lbs, Bread 450 lbs]

[Weather fine and calm, barometer and thermometers unshipped during middle of day]


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8 May 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.14, Long -5.36

[No 5 buoy]

3.15am: Raised steam in second picket boat.

5.45am: Hoisted out second picket boat.

7.55am: Arrived HM Hospital ship “Delta” [discussed here].

am: Tested lifebuoys - Correct.

8.40am: Hoisted in first picket boat.

2.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am.

4.20pm: Lost overboard 1 case of 6 inch QF [quick fire] ammunition.

5.0pm: Employed embarking ammunition.

5.30pm: Sailed HMS “Delta”.

5.45pm: Landed patrol.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 820 lbs, Vegetables 1600 lbs, Bread 1200 lbs]


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9 May 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.14, Long -5.36

[No 5 buoy]

0.10am: Patrol returned.

8.45am: Landed Church parties RC 46, Wesleyans 41, Presbyterians 32.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.30am: Divine Service.

Noon: Church parties returned.

1.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 10.0pm.

5.0pm: Divers searching for lost case of ammunition. Ditto recovered.

[Number on sick list: 8]


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10 May 1915

Cruising and at Gibraltar

Lat 36.17, Long -5.13 [estimated from noon bearing]

[Another day of gunnery practice, with tug “May”, departing at 7.51am, returning at 7.50pm, only key events recorded here]

[Position] [9.18am: Devil’s Tower NNW, 1.7 miles; 6.0pm: Europa Point S55W, 7.5 miles]

[No 5 buoy]

Draught forward 29’ 4”, Draught aft 29’ 4”. Raised steam for 10 knots.

8.40am: Read Warrant No 146.

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers. Let go and picked up both lifebuoys.

9.40am: Commenced 6 inch practice by Gunnery class. TB No 83 screening ship.

6.10pm: Completed 6 inch practice. Pinnace returned with recording and target parties. Hoisted in ditto.

[Noon bearing] [Europa Point S73W, 12.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 415 lbs, Vegetables 700 lbs, Bread 300 lbs]

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11 May 1915

At Gibraltar [though actually Cruising and at Gibraltar]

Lat 36.15, Long -5.26 [estimated from noon bearing]

[More gunnery practice with tug “May”, departing at 7.45am, returning at 2.35pm. Only key aspects recorded here]

[Position] [8.47am: Devil’s Tower N17W, 1.5 miles; 1.22pm: Europa Point S51W, 2.7 miles]

[No 5 buoy]

am: Raised steam for 10 knots.

8.45am: Commenced superimposed turret practice by Gunnery class.

am: Employed refitting, preparing for embarking ammunition and as requisite. TBs Nos 88 and 96 screening ship.

1.35pm: Completed superimposed turret practice. Proceeded full speed, course as requisite for rounding Europa Point and passing through Swept Channel and into Gibraltar Harbour.

4.0pm: Employed embarking ammunition.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 10.0pm.

5.30pm: Landed patrol.

[Noon bearing] [Europa Point S55W, 7 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 410 lbs, Bread 400 lbs]

[Wind NNW force 4 at 8am and noon, quieter earlier and later, weather fine, noon temperature 69F, sea temperature 62F]


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12 May 1915

Cruising and at Gibraltar

Lat 36.14, Long -5.36 [estimated]

[Yet more gunnery practice with tug “May” - departing at 8.2am, returning to No 5 buoy at 0.11pm. Only key events recorded here]

[Position] [9.6am: Devil’s Tower N38W, 1.5 miles; 10.27am: Devil’s Tower S67W, 5.2 miles]

[No 5 buoy]

0.10am: Patrol returned.

8.0am: Arrived HMS “Carmania”.

9.5am: Commenced 12 inch practice by Gunnery Class. TB 96 screening ship.

10.27am: Discontinued practice.

0.20pm: Read Warrants Nos 148, 149, 150.

pm: Employed embarking ammunition and as requisite.

2.15pm: Arrived HMS “Amphitrite”. Joined ship Captain Rockett Pugh RMLI.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

10.30pm: Completed embarking ammunition.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 415 lbs, Vegetables 700 lbs, Bread 400 lbs]


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13 May 1915

Cruising and at Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37 [estimated]

[No 5 buoy]

2.0am: Raised steam for 10 knots.

6.0am: Sent target party to tug “May”.

7.50am: Slipped - Engines as requisite. Manned two 12 pounder guns.

8.0am: Proceeded 60 revs. 8.4am: Passed through Northern Entrance, course as requisite for passing through Swept Channel and rounding Europa Point.

8.39am: Shaped course N56E, 30 revs. TB No 89 screening ship. Tug took station abeam 2 cables. Employed refitting and as requisite.

9.15am: Altered course to S11E.

10.37am: Observed suspicious object to the SW. Proceeded full speed and as requisite.

10.43am: Shaped course N34W.

11.21am: Europa Point NE, 2 miles, course as requisite for B Berth Gibraltar anchorage.

11.35am: Engines as requisite. 11.53am: Came to with Port anchor in 27 fathoms, veered 6 shackles.

[At single anchor B Berth]

[Anchor Bearings in B Berth: Abeam starboard North Mole N56E, Abeam starboard Detached Mole S76E, South Mole Light House S24E]

2.30pm: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite for passing through Northern Entrance into Gibraltar Harbour.

3.30pm: Secured to No 5 buoy. Banked fires. Unmanned 12 pounder guns.

[No 5 buoy]

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 10.0pm.

[Distance run through the water: 19 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 375 lbs, Vegetables 600 lbs, Bread 300 lbs]

[Mist and fog all day, thick fog in late evening, noon temperature 69F, sea temperature 62F]


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14 May 1915

From Gibraltar to Almanza Bay and returning

Lat 36.03, Long -5.42

[Position] [11.45am: Carnero Point S85W, 1.7 miles; 10.10pm: Europa Point N35E, 10.7 miles]

Draught forward 28’ 4”, Draught aft 28’ 8”. Raised steam for 10 knots.

4.30am: Raised steam in first picket boat.

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers - Exercised General Quarters.

10.30am: Hoisted in boats and prepared for sea.

10.45am: TB No 89 came alongside and embarked Marine guard under Captain G Russell RMA.

10.55am: Slipped - Engines as requisite. 10.57am: TB cast off.

11.17am: Proceeded full speed. 11.22am: Passed through Northern Entrance. Manned two 12 pounder guns, course as requisite.

11.30am: Shaped course S30W.

11.45am: Carnero Point S85W, 1.7 miles. Raised steam in Steam pinnace. Observed SS “Eburna” ashore on Cruces Point Almanza Bay, HMS “Richard Welford”,TBs Nos 83, 89 and 92 and Spanish cruiser “Gononezo Lauria” [attempts to trace this ship have been unsuccessful] standing by.

0.24pm: Course as requisite for entering Almanza Bay. Sounding continuously.

0.30pm: Engines as requisite.

0.50pm: Came to with Port bower in 25 fathoms. Veered 8 shackles. Sounded round ship at 2 cables. Hoisted out boats.

[At single anchor Almanza Bay [bearings] Leona Point S85E, Almanza Point S35E, Round Summit S21.5W]

1.15pm: Marine Guard from TB No 89 boarded steamer.

1.20pm: Sailed TBs Nos 89 and 92.

2.0pm: Steamer’s crew from TB No 83 boarded steamer. Employed preparing to take steamer in tow. Sounded round stern of steamer and to seaward of ditto.

3.0pm: Landed Lieutenant Commander Stewart to communicate with Moors.

3.30pm: Ditto returned.

5.3pm: Weighed. Shifted berth to 2 cables NNE of steamer. Engines as requisite.

5.10pm: Came to with both bowers in 18 fathoms, veered 12 shackles on port and 10 on Starboard. Came astern till ship’s stern 100 fathoms from steamer in 12 fathoms of water. Took steamer in tow with one 6.5 inch hawser.

[At anchor [bearings] Leona Point S87E, Almanza Point S43E, Round Summit S22W]

6.40pm: Landed Mr Stewart to communicate with Moors.

6.51pm: Shortened in cables and proceeded as requisite ahead.

6.55pm: Steamer floated. Lieutenant Commander Stewart and 1 Interpreter taken prisoner by Moors.

7.0pm: Cast off tow.

7.5pm: Opened fire on Moors with 12 pounder. Manned and armed first picket boat, first Cutter and Steam Pinnace and sent ditto in charge of Commander Wolfe Murray to recover prisoners.

7.15pm: Weighed Starboard anchor. Shortened into 8 shackles on port.

7.45pm: Spanish Cruiser opened fire.

7.50pm: Ditto ceased fire.

8.5pm: Sailed SS “Eburna”. Burning search lights.

[Thrown overboard: Brass cylinders 12 pounder, 2 in number. Seized by Moors: Rifles .303 2 in number. Seized by Moors: Pistols Webley 1 in number. Rounds fire 12 pounder 11 in number.

8.30pm: Weighed. Shifted berth [writing continues on bottom of next log page] 1 cable WNW. Ceased fire.

8.50pm: Came to with Port anchor in 18 fathoms, veered 7 shackles.

9.0pm: Boats returned with Lieutenant Commander Stewart and interpreter. Hoisted in boats.

9.9pm: Weighed. Engines as requisite.

10.0pm: Proceeded full speed. 10.2pm: Shaped course N24E.

10.56pm: Course as requisite for passing through Swept Channel and entering Gibraltar Harbour.

11.12pm: Engines as requisite. 11.19pm: Passed through Northern Entrance.

11.38pm: Secured to No 5 buoy.

[Midnight: No 5 buoy]

[Course and Distance made good: Various 8 miles]

[Magnetic Bearing and Distance: Cruces Point S28W, 7.8 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Thick fog in early am, clear later in day]

[HMS Caesar listed here as receiving prize money for salvage of “Eburna” on 14 May 1915]


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15 May 1915

Cruising and at Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.30 [estimated from bearing]

[A fairly typical day of gunnery practice, with tug “May” - leaving at 7.47am, returning at 2.5pm, only key events recorded here]

[Position] [Europa Point S64W, 2.2 miles]

9.0am: Resumed 12 inch practice by Gunnery class. Employed refitting and as requisite. TB No 88 screening ship.

1.5pm: Discontinued practice.

pm: Employed embarking ammunition.

3.15pm: Landed party to attend funeral of JH Willcox AB of HMS “Richard Welford” [entry on casualty list, for 14th May here, reads: Richard Welford, armed boarding steamer, WILLCOX, Henry J, Able Seaman (RFR B 860), 178938 (Dev), died in Gibraltar].

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am.

6.20pm: Funeral party returned.

7.30pm: Completed embarking ammunition.

[Noon position] [Europa Point S64W, 3.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Barometer and thermometers unshipped from noon onwards]


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16 May 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.14, Long -5.36 [estimated]

[No 5 buoy]

5.0am: Employed cleaning ship and embarking ammunition.

8.30am: Completed embarking ammunition. Landed Church parties RC 32, Wesleyans 22, Presbyterians 20.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.30am: Divine Service.

Noon: Church parties returned.

1.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

pm: Discharged to HMS “Carmania” Lieutenant St Clair Morford RMLI.

2.50pm: Towed stern clear of fairway. Sailed HMS “Carmania”.

4.0pm: Quarters.

6.0pm: Landed patrol.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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17 May 1915

Cruising and at Gibraltar

Lat 36.12, Long -5.18 [estimated from noon bearing]

[Another day of gunnery practice, with tug “Rambler”, leaving at 7.55am, returning at 7.30pm, only key entries from log recorded here]

[Position] [9.12am: Devil’s Tower N24W, 1.8 miles; 5.49pm: Europa Point S52W, 9.5 miles]

[No 5 buoy]

Draught forward 28’ 4”, Draught aft 28’ 6”.

0.30am: Patrol returned.

8.55am: Commenced 12 inch practice by Gunnery class.

3.40pm: Completed 12 inch practice. Turned to the Eastward.

3.54pm: Resumed 6 inch practice by Gunnery class.

5.30pm: Completed all practices by Gunnery class.

[Noon position] [Europa Point N89W, 9.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 410 lbs, Vegetables 1400 lbs, Bread 300 lbs]


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18 May 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.14, Long -5.36

[No 5 buoy]

am: Employed repairing targets, cleaning boats, refitting and as requisite. Lapping out guns.

1.45pm: Sent working party to HMT “Gloucester Castle”.

3.45pm: Working party returned.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

4.45pm: Hands to bathe.

6.0pm: Landed patrol.

9.30pm: Commenced raising steam for 12 knots and preparing ship for sea.

10.30pm: 8 Fitters from Dockyard came on board.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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19 May 1915

From Gibraltar to Lisbon

Lat 35.98, Long -5.83

[No 5 buoy[

Draught forward 28’ 4”, Draught aft 28’ 10”.

3.40am: Landed provisioning party.

6.0am: Arrived HMS “Queen Elizabeth”, “Venerable” and “Exmouth”. Employed cleaning ship, embarking provisions and preparing for sea.

7.40am: Discharged to HMT “Gloucester Castle” Captain G Russell RMA and Gunnery class. Hoisted in boats and drew fires in first picket boat.

9.25am: Slipped. Engines as requisite. 9.41am: Passed through Northern Entrance.

9.42am: Proceeded 78 revs, course as requisite for passing through Swept Channel. Manned two 12 pounder guns.

9.50am: Shaped course S23W. 9.56am: Carnero Point S56W, 2.5 miles.

am: Employed stowing provisions, lapping out guns and as requisite.

10.15am: Altered course to S81W.

11.5am: Altered course to N76W.

11.13am: Tarifa Light House abeam. 11.34am: Increased to 84 revs.

pm: Employed as in forenoon. Exercised Small Arms Companies.

1.39pm: Cape Trafalgar N58E, 16.5 miles.

4.10pm: Quarters.

5.0pm: General Quarters. Supplied night ready ammunition to guns.

6.0pm: Observed sun.

7.0pm: Deviation by sun 0.5 degrees W.

8.0pm: Observed Regulus and Polaris.

8.10pm: Darkened ship. Two 12 pounders and two 6 inch guns manned.

10.30pm: Exercised Sea boat’s crew.

11.55pm: Cape St Vincent Light N8E.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 27 miles]

[Distance: Lisbon 310 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 355 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs]

[Weather fine, north westerly wind force 5 from 8pm, noon temperature 69F, sea temperature 66F]


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20 May 1915

From Gibraltar to Lisbon

Lat 38.69, Long -9.16 [estimated]

0.16am: Altered course to N40W.

1.0am: Cape St Vincent N49E, 20 miles. Altered course to N7W.

2.30am: Exercised Sea boat’s crew.

4.0am: Raised steam in picket boats. Employed cleaning ship and lapping guns.

7.58am: Cape Espichel N84E.

9.25am: Cape Roca N28E, 6.2 miles. Commenced zig zagging 1 to 4 points either side.

10.10am: Course as requisite for passing through South Channel over Lisbon bar.

10.45am: Passed Fort Bugio, course as requisite for Foreign man o war anchorage.

11.7am: Engines as requisite.

11.30am: Came to with Port anchor in 18 fathoms. Moored with six shackles on each. Saluted Portuguese flag with 21 guns. No return observed. Banked fires at 2 hours notice. Unmanned guns. Hoisted out picket boats.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

0.40pm: British Consul came on board. Saluted ditto on leaving with 7 guns. Found at anchor Spanish battleship “Espana” and eight Portuguese men o war.

[Moored at Lisbon [anchor bearings] Estrella Dome N15.5E, abeam port Custom House Wharf N70E, Cacilhas Point Light House S62E, White Beacon S45W]

4.0pm: Quarters.

7.15pm: Drew fires in first picket boat.

11.25pm: Drew fires in second picket boat.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 310 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 448 lbs, Vegetables 700 lbs]


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21 May 1915

From Lisbon to Gibraltar

Lat 38.69, Long -9.16

Draught forward 28’ 6”, Draught aft 28’ 6”.

5.0am: Raised steam in picket boats.

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers.

am: Employed lapping out guns, refitting and as requisite. Hoisted in boats.

11.0am: Drew fires in picket boats.

10.30am: Commenced unmooring.

Noon: Capstan engine broke down.

2.15pm: Continued unmooring by hand.

3.5pm: Weighed Starboard anchor.

3.20pm: Capstan engine repaired. Shortening in port cable by steam.

4.4pm: Weighed Port anchor - Engines as requisite. Catted port anchor by hand.

4.51pm: Proceeded 75 revs, course as requisite for leaving harbour.

5.21pm: Passed forts course as requisite for crossing Lisbon bar.

6.0pm: Shaped course S10W. 6.2pm: Guia Light House N10W, 6.5 miles.

7.0pm: Deviation by sun 1 degree E.

7.30pm: One section at night defence.

8.0pm: Darkened ship.

9.0pm: Exercised Sea boat’s crew.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 260 lbs, Vegetables 4000 lbs, Bread 600 lbs]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 71F]


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22 May 1915

From Lisbon to Gibraltar

Lat 36.05, Long -7.00

1.27am: Cape St Vincent S87E, 11.8 miles.

3.0am: Altered course to S56E.

7.0am: Deviation by sun 0.25 degrees W.

am: Aired night clothing. Employed cleaning ship and lapping out guns.

1.43pm: Cape Trafalgar N85E.

2.38pm: Cape Trafalgar N64E, 14.8 miles.

pm: Employed as in forenoon. Raised steam in second picket boat.

4.50pm: Altered course to N81E.

5.4pm: Tarifa Point abeam 2 miles.

6.15pm: Course as requisite for passing through Swept Channel and entering Gibraltar Harbour.

6.20pm: Engines as requisite. 6.23pm: Passed through Northern Entrance.

6.33pm: Secured to No 12 buoy. Let fires die out. Unmanned guns. Hoisted out boats.

[No 12 buoy Gibraltar]

[Course and Distance made good: Various 241 miles]

[Distance: Gibraltar 90 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]


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23 May 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.14, Long -5.36 [estimated]

[No 12 buoy]

0.40am: Drew fires in second picket boat.

4.0pm: Raised steam in second picket boat.

am: Employed cleaning ship and lapping out guns.

8.35am: Arrived French cruiser “Cassard”.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.15am: Divine Service.

1.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 10.0pm.

4.0pm: Quarters. Arrived HMT “Manitoba” [actually Lake Manitoba - see entry on next day].

4.50pm: Hands to bathe.

5.35pm: Landed patrol.

[Number on sick list: 9]


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24 May 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.14, Long -5.36

[No 12 buoy]

0.15am: Patrol returned.

6.15am: Arrived French cruiser “Dupetit Thouars” [pictured here].

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers.

9.30am: Sailed HMT “Lake Manitoba”.

am: Exercised Man and arm boats and exercised ditto under oars.

11.0am: Hoisted boats. Employed lapping out guns. Ordnance dept examining ditto.

pm: Employed preparing for coaling and as requisite.

6.45pm: Lighters came alongside.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 300 lbs, Vegetables 355 lbs, Bread 600 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 848 tons, Oil 185 tons]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 72F]


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25 May 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.14, Long -5.36

[No 12 buoy]

Draught forward 28’ 3”, Draught aft 28’ 7”.

6.0am: Commenced coaling.

am: Lapping out guns. Ordnance dept examining ditto.

0.15pm: Completed coaling - Received [blank].

pm: Employed cleaning ship. Employed on board from Dockyard 16 hands.

5.0pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am.

6.0pm: Landed patrol.

7.25pm: Sailed French cruiser “Dupetit Thouars”.

Draught forward 29’ 3”, Draught aft 29’ 4”.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 360 lbs, Bread 650 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1729 tons, Oil 185 tons]


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26 May 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.14, Long -5.36

[No 12 buoy]

0.20am: Patrol returned.

5.30am: Arrived HMS “Europa”.

am: Employed cleaning ship and lapping out guns. Ordnance Dept examining guns. Employed on board from Dockyard 17 hands.

9.0am: Sailed French cruiser “Cassard”.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am.

6.0pm: Landed patrol.

[Number on sick list: 9]


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27 May 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.14, Long -5.36

[No 12 buoy]

0.15am: Drew fires in second picket boat. Patrol returned.

3.45am: Raised steam in second picket boat.

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers.

9.30am: Landed Dockyard parties.

am: Employed painting ship and boats, drawing stores, lapping out guns and as requisite. Ordnance Dept examining guns.

0.25pm: Dockyard parties returned.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

1.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 10.0pm.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 152.

5.0pm: Employed on board from Dockyard 7 hands.

7.15pm: Sailed HMS “Argonaut”.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 350 lbs, Bread 400 lbs]


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28 May 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.14, Long -5.36

[No 12 buoy]

am: Employed painting ship, lapping out guns and as requisite. Ordnance dept examining guns.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

5.0pm: Joined ship from “Europa” 43 ratings.

6.0pm: Landed patrol.

Midnight: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 350 lbs, Bread 400 lbs]


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29 May 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.14, Long -5.36

[No 12 buoy]

7.30am: Sent to [HMS] “Pelorous” Warrant Engineer AE Summers and steaming party of 26 ratings. Tested lifebuoys - Correct.

10.35am: Sailed HMS “Pelorous”.

am: Lapping out guns. Ordnance dept examining ditto.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 745 lbs, Vegetables 1400 lbs, Bread 1200 lbs]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 70F]


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30 May 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.14, Long -5.36

[No 12 buoy]

0.10am: Drew fires in second picket boat. Patrol returned.

4.10am: Raised steam in second picket boat.

9.30am: Divisions.

9.40am: Vice Admiral FEE Brock CB came on board.

10.30am: C in C left.

10.40am: Held Divine Service.

1.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

4.0pm: Quarters.

6.0pm: Landed patrol.

11.55pm: Patrol returned.

Midnight: Drew fires in second picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 9]


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31 May 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.14, Long -5.36

[No 12 buoy]

7.25am: Slipped - Proceeded in tow of three tugs to No 5 buoy.

7.35am: Arrived French Cruiser “Du Chayla” [pictured here].

8.6am: Secured to No 5 buoy.

[No 5 buoy]

am: Employed refitting, lapping out guns, dismounting A1 and [blank] 6 inch guns, drawing and returning stores and as requisite. Ordnance dept examining guns.

3.40pm: Landed funeral party.

4.30pm: Half masted colours. Special leave to Port Watch till 10.0pm.

5.53pm: Rehoisted colours. Employed preparing for embarking ammunition.

5.45pm: Hands to bathe.

6.35pm: Funeral party returned.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 360 lbs]


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LOGS FOR JUNE 1915


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[Front cover of Log for June 1915 (“Copy of” crossed through); I certify that this is a complete copy of the original Log (“a complete copy of” crossed through); signed by Navigating Officer and Captain, as before]

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1 June 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.14, Long -5.36

[No 5 buoy]

0.15am: Patrol returned.

0.20am: Drew fires in second picket boat.

3.45am: Raised steam in second picket boat.

5.30am: Raised steam in first picket boat.

8.0am: Ammunition lighters came alongside.

am: Employed embarking ammunition and as requisite. Lapping out guns. Ordnance dept examining ditto.

11.0am: Hoisted out first picket boat. Drew fires in and hoisted in second picket boat.

0.30pm: Landed funeral party.

1.45pm: Landed hospital party. Employed as in forenoon.

pm: Discharged to HM Transport “Cawdor Castle” 45 ratings (from “Europa”).

3.55pm: Funeral party returned.

4.0pm: Paid ship’s company monthly advance.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

5.30pm: Hospital party returned.

6.30pm: Landed patrol.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 350 lbs, Vegetables 1400 lbs]


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2 June 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.14, Long -5.36

[No 5 buoy]

0.10am: Patrol returned.

8.10am: Landed provisioning party.

9.20am: Divisions - Prayers.

am: Joined ship 182 ratings (Gunnery Class). Employed preparing for provisioning, refitting and as requisite. Lapping out guns. Ordnance dept examining ditto. Marines exercised in boats under oars.

2.0pm: Provisioning party returned with lighters.

pm: Employed provisioning ship.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 10.0pm.

7.45pm: Completed provisioning.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 450 lbs, Vegetables 1500 lbs, Bread 500 lbs]


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3 June 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.14, Long -5.36

[No 5 buoy]

0.10am: Patrol returned.

6.0am: Employed cleaning ship and preparing to embark ammunition.

7.15am: Lighters came alongside.

am: Employed embarking ammunition, refitting and as requisite.

0.5pm: Arrived HMS “Pelorous” [Pelorus] and TBD “Liry” [?, or possibly “Liz”].

0.50pm: Sailed HMS “Pelorous”.

pm: Make and mend clothes. Gunnery class embarking ammunition.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am.

5.5pm: Completed embarking ammunition.

5.30pm: Landed patrol.

8.10pm: Arrived HM Boarding steamer “Heroic”.

Midnight: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 500 lbs, Vegetables 800 lbs, Bread 700 lbs]

[Calm, fine weather, noon temperature 70F]


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4 June 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.14, Long -5.36

[No 5 buoy]

8.30am: Rejoined ship Mr Summers Artificer Engineer and Navigating party.

am: Employed drawing and returning stores, embarking ammunition, cleaning magazines and shell rooms and as requisite.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrants Nos 153, 154.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 10.0pm.

5.35pm: Arrived HMS “Pelorous” [Pelorus] and Submarines E7 and E12.

5.45pm: Arrived HM boarding vessel “Sarnia”.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 350 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 800 lbs]


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5 June 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36 [estimated]

[No 5 buoy]

0.10am: Patrol returned.

5.0am: Employed cleaning ship and preparing for docking.

7.20am: Slipped. Proceeded in tow of three tugs to No 3 dock.

7.45am: Entered dock.

8.15am: Commenced pumping out.

8.45am: Ship took the blocks.

[No 3 dock]

am: Employed scrubbing bottom.

11.45am: Read Warrant No 155.

pm: Employed scrubbing bottom, cleaning dock and staging down.

2.20pm: Arrived French cruiser “Cassard”.

3.30pm: Drew fires in first picket boat.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

5.15pm: Quarters. Exercised Fire Stations.

5.30pm: Landed patrol.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 860 lbs, Bread 1600 lbs]


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6 June 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[No 3 dock]

0.30am: Patrol returned.

8.30am: Landed Church parties C of E [Church of England] 112, RCs 42, Wesleyans 42, Presbyterians 26.

10.15pm: Church parties returned.

1.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am.

4.0pm: Quarters. 4.10pm: Exercised Fire Stations.

5.25pm: Landed patrol.

7.45pm: Drew fires in first picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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7 June 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[No 3 dock]

Midnight: Patrol returned.

4.0am: Raised steam in first picket boat.

am: Employed cleaning ship and as requisite. Employed cleaning out boats, drawing stores, refitting and as requisite. Dockyard coating bottom and caulking plates.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

5.20pm: Landed patrol.

6.0pm: Drew fires in first picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 445 lbs, Bread 400 lbs]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 72F]


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8 June 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

[No 3 dock]

0.30am: Patrol returned.

6.0am: Sailed French cruiser Cassard.

am: Employed drawing stores, unrigging stagings, embarking torpedo nets and as requisite. Rove new main derrick topping lift.

11.55am: Vice Admiral FE Brock CB came on board.

0.10pm: Vice Admiral left ship.

4.0pm: Arrived Special Service vessel No 11.

4.15pm: Commenced flooding dock.

5.10pm: Ship floated. 5.20pm: Hauled out of dock. Proceeded in tow of three tugs to dockyard Wall.

5.45pm: Secured alongside. Rejoined ship from HMS “Richard Welford” 9 ratings and from hospital five marines. Disembarked 6 inch guns Nos 234, 333. Embarked 6 inch guns Nos 621, 623. Embarked 12 PN [Pattern Number] VI targets and two lifebuoys Special pattern large size.

[Dockyard Wall]

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 460 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 700 lbs]


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9 June 1915

From Gibraltar to Bermuda or at Gibraltar

Lat 36.14, Long -5.36 [estimated]

[Dockyard Wall]

Draught forward 29’ 10”, Draught aft 29’ 7”.

5.55am: Cast off. Proceeded in tow of three tugs to No 5 buoy.

6.45am: Secured to buoy.

[No 5 buoy]

am: Rejoined ship from HMS “York” 12 ratings. Employed preparing for sea, embarking ammunition, targets and gear and as requisite. Raised steam for full speed.

pm: Employed as in forenoon. Hoisted in boats.

2.50pm: Arrived Special Service Vessel No 13.

7.0pm: Hoisted in and drew fires in first picket boat.

8.7pm: Slipped - Engines as requisite.

8.23pm: Passed through Northern Entrance. Darkened ship. Manned two 12 pounder guns.

8.25pm: Proceeded full speed, course as requisite for leaving Gibraltar Bay and passing through Straits, zig zagging up to two points on either side of course. Two TBs [Torpedo Boats] screening ship.

9.4pm: Carnero Point N9W, 3 miles.

10.1pm: Tarifa Light N6E, 2.7 miles. 10.9pm: Shaped course N79W.

Midnight: Cape Trafalgar N42E, 17.2 miles.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 590 lbs, Vegetables 3000 lbs, Bread 2500 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1483.3 tons, Oil 285 tons]


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10 June 1915

From Gibraltar to Bermuda

Lat 35.75, Long -9.37

4.0am: Reduced to 66 revs. Lighted ship.

7.30am: Deviation by sun 0.5 degrees E.

8.30am: Put clocks back 26 minutes.

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers.

am: Employed cleaning ship and as requisite. Exercised control and TS [Transmitting Station] Stations.

10.9am: Observed sun Int N72W, 3.5 miles.

Noon: Observed sun for Lat.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

4.0pm: Quarters.

5.0pm: Altered course to N78W. Read Warrant No 156. Unmanned 12 pounder guns.

6.0pm: Deviation sun 0.25 degrees E.

6.10pm: Observed sun Int S72E, 0.5 miles.

10.0pm: Exercised Sea boat’s crew.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 203 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: St David’s Head S 85 46 W, 2753 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 69F, sea temperature 64F]


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11 June 1915

From Gibraltar to Bermuda

Lat 35.47, Long -14.97

Midnight: Altered course to N77W.

2.0am and 5.0.am: Exercised Sea boat’s crew.

8.0am: Observed sun - Int S82W 4 miles.

8.30am: Put clocks back 26 minutes.

8.50am: Hauled in log, cleared ditto and streamed.

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers. Exercised General Quarters.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite.

Noon: Observed sun for Lat.

pm: Employed as in forenoon. Seamen exercised at morris tube practice.

4.0pm: Quarters - Exercised Fire Stations.

4.51pm: Observed sun - Int S81E, 6.25 miles.

6.0pm: Deviation by sun 0.5 degrees E.

[Course and Distance made good: S86W, 274 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]


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12 June 1915

From Gibraltar to Bermuda

Lat 35.1, Long -20.5

7.0am: Deviation by sun 0.25 degrees W, Head N6W.

8.0am: Observed sun Int S83E, 2.5 miles.

8.30am: Put clocks back 26 minutes.

am: Aired night clothing. Tested lifebuoys - Correct.

2.32pm: Observed sun - Int S79W, 0.75 miles.

6.16pm: Observed sun - Int S70E, 3 miles. Deviation by sun 0.25 degrees E.

8.0pm: Observed Spica for Lat.

[Course and Distance made good: S86W, 273 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: St David’s Head S 85 40 W, 2207 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Fine weather, light winds, noon temperature 72F, sea temperature 70F]


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13 June 1915

From Gibraltar to Bermuda

Lat 34.73, Long -26.13

7.0am: Deviation by sun Nil.

8.0am: Observed sun Int N84E, 3.5 miles.

8.30am: Put clocks back 26 minutes.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.30am: Divine Service.

Noon: Observed sun for Lat.

3.40pm: Observed sun Int 3.5 miles N89W.

4.12pm: Stopped and as requisite. Hands to bathe.

4.27pm: Proceeded.

6.0pm: Divine Service. Deviation by sun 0.25 degrees W.

8.0pm: Observed Spica for Lat.

[Course and Distance made good: S85W, 277 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]


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14 June 1915

From Gibraltar to Bermuda

Lat 34.43, Long -31.75

6.30am: Deviation by sun 0.25 degrees W.

7.30am: Aired bedding.

8.0am: Observed sun Int N86E 1.5 miles.

8.25am: Put clocks back 26 minutes.

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers. Inspected bedding.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Exercised transmitting room party. Gun Layers at deflection teacher. Gunnery class at laying practice.

10.0am: Passed a dead whale.

Noon: Observed sun for Lat. Training class at instruction.

pm: Employed as in forenoon. Seamen exercised at morris tube practice.

3.40pm: Observed sun Int S88E, 2 miles.

6.30pm: Deviation by sun 0.25 degrees E.

8.0pm: Observed Deneb Int N45E, 0.5 miles.

[Course and Distance made good: S86W, 278 miles]

[St David’s Head S 85 42 W, 1652 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]


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15 June 1915

From Gibraltar to Bermuda

Lat 34.15, Long -37.23

7.0am: Deviation by sun 0.25 degrees W.

8.0am: Observed sun Int N84E, 6 miles.

8.30am: Put clocks back 26 minutes.

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers.

am: Inspecting bedding. Training class at instruction. Employed cleaning boats and as requisite. Gunnery class at laying practice. Seamen exercised at morris tube practice. Exercised Search lights’ control. Gun Layers at deflection teacher.

3.50pm: Observed sun Int S87E, 3.25 miles.

5.0pm: Exercised Collision Stations.

[Course and Distance made good: S86W, 272 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]

[South westerly wind force 3 or 4 for most of day, some rain in evening, noon temperature 75F, sea temperature 70F]


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16 June 1915

From Gibraltar to Bermuda

Lat 33.81, Long -42.56

2.0am: Exercised Sea boat’s crew.

7.0am: Deviation by sun 0.5 degrees W, Head N64W.

8.0am: Observed sun Int S84W, 3 miles.

8.30am: Put clocks back 26 minutes.

am: Employed cleaning below and cleaning boats. Inspecting kits. Training class at instruction. Exercising Morris tube practice. Search lights crews at drill. Gunnery class at drill and instruction.

11.50am: Observed Sun Int S 2 miles.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

3.50pm: Observed sun Int S87E, 1 mile.

4.0pm: Quarters.

6.15pm: Deviation by sun Nil.

8.0pm: Observed Spica Int S, 6.5 miles.

10.0pm: Exercised Sea boat’s crew.

[Course and Distance made good: S86W, 266 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: St David’s Head S 85 29 W, 1114 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Squally south westerly winds force 4 or 5 in early am, with rain and lightening, westerly winds force 3 or 4 from noon, when temperature 75F]


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17 June 1915

From Gibraltar to Bermuda

Lat 33.30, Long -47.88

6.30am: Deviation by sun 1.5 degrees W, Head N62W.

8.0am: Observed sun Int S84W, 6 miles.

8.30am: Put clocks back 26 minutes.

am: Employed cleaning below and cleaning boats. Training class at instruction. Gunlayers and Sightsetters at deflection teacher. Gunnery class at drill and instruction. Search lights’ crews at drill.

11.45am: Observed sun Int S, 5 miles.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

3.30pm: Observed sun Int N86W, 4.75 miles.

5.15pm: Deviation by sun 0.5 degrees W.

7.30pm: Observed Spica Int S 1.5 miles.

[Course and Distance made good: S84W, 267 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]


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18 June 1915

From Gibraltar to Bermuda

Lat 32.84, Long -53.63

6.30am: Deviation by sun 2 degrees W, Head N60W.

8.0am: Observed sun Int N85E, 2.25 miles.

8.30am: Put clocks back 26 minutes.

9.25am: Exercised General Quarters. Exercised Steering from lower Steering position.

am: Employed cleaning canvas gear and as requisite. Gunnery class at drill and instruction. Training class at instruction.

11.40am: Observed sun Int S 3.25 miles.

pm: Employed as in forenoon. Exercising Morris tube practice.

3.50pm: Observed sun Int S87E, 3.25 miles.

4.0pm: Quarters, altered course to N76W.

5.0pm: Exercised Collision Stations.

5.30pm: Deviation by sun 0.75 degrees W.

[Course and Distance made good: S85W, 291 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: St David’s Head S 86 58 W, 557 miles

[Number on sick list: 11]


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19 June 1915

From Gibraltar to Bermuda

Lat 32.4, Long -59.5

2.0am: Exercised Sea boat’s crew.

8.12am: Observed sun Int S85W 4.75 miles.

8.30am: Put clocks back 26 minutes.

am: Aired night clothing.

11.40am: Observed sun Int N, 1 mile.

pm: Employed cleaning ship below and as requisite.

3.30pm: Observed sun Int N86W, 2.5 miles.

5.30pm: Deviation by sun 0.5 degrees W.

10.0pm: Exercised Sea boat’s crew.

[Course and Distance made good: S86W, 310 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Weather overcast in am, fine in pm, noon temperature 77F, sea temperature 75F]


THE VOYAGES OF HMS CAESAR
Operations off Bermuda

JP map Caesar Bermuda

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20 June 1915

From Gibraltar to Bermuda [actually arriving in Bermuda]

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82 [estimated]

Draught forward 28’ 0”, Draught aft 28’ 2”.

7.50am: Observed land to the Westward. 8.0am: Altered course to W. Reduced to 48 revs.

8.24am: St David’s Head Light House N89W 13.7 miles.

9.30am: Divisions - Divine Service.

9.35am: Stopped and as requisite. Picked up pilot.

9.40am: Proceeded as requisite for entering Narrow Channel and passing into Grassy Bay. Pilot in charge.

11.40am: Came to with Port anchor in 7 fathoms veered 6 shackles. Let fires die out. Hoisted out boats. Found in harbour HMS “Cumberland” and “Melbourne”.

[At Single anchor Grassy Bay, Anchor Bearings: Hogfish Beacon S2E, South Breakwater Head W, Sheer legs N]

4.0pm: Quarters.

11.20pm: Drew fires in second picket boat.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 260 miles]

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 609.4 tons, Oil 187 tons]

[Rain on and off during day, noon temperature 81F]


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21 June 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

4.0am: Raised steam in second picket boat.

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers.

am: Employed hoisting out targets and as requisite. Boats exercising under sail. Gunnery class getting up ammunition. Training class at instruction.

1.15pm: Hoisted out first picket boat and raised steam in ditto.

4.0pm: Quarters.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 9.30pm.

5.30pm: Hands to bathe.

6.50pm: Landed patrol.

10.0pm: Patrol returned. Drew fires in first picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 920 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 1800 lbs]


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22 June 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

4.15am: Raised steam in first picket boat.

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers.

am: Employed preparing targets, disembarking torpedo nets and as requisite. Training class at instruction. Gunnery class getting up ammunition.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 9.30pm.

6.50pm: Landed patrol.

11.0pm: Drew fires in first picket boat.

Midnight: Drew fires in second picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1150 lbs, Vegetables 1100 lbs, Bread 600 lbs]


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23 June 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

5.0am: Raised steam in picket boats.

9.0am: Landed Dockyard party.

am: Employed preparing targets, refitting and as requisite. Gunnery classes getting up ammunition.

11.30am: Dockyard party returned.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 9.0pm.

6.40pm: Landed patrol.

9.30pm: Hoisted in launch.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 450 lbs, Vegetables 3000 lbs, Bread 400 lbs]


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24 June 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.50, Long -64.87 [position in log, probably incorrect Long]

0.15am: Drew fires in first picket boat. Raised steam for 10 knots.

Draught forward 28’ 0”, Draught aft 28’ 0”.

4.40am: Hoisted in first picket boat.

5.6am: Weighed. 5.15am: Proceeded as requisite for leaving anchorage and passing through Narrows Channel.

6.40am: Passed Fairway Buoy No 1. 6.45am: Stopped and as requisite. Hoisted out pinnace and sent ditto to tug Powerful with Target party.

7.20am: Took station on tug and proceeded as requisite to the Northward and round the reef to the Westward.

7.30am: Commenced aiming rifle practice by Gunnery class.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Training class at instruction.

1.0pm: Turned to the Northward and Eastward. Make and mend clothes.

2.0pm: Completed aiming rifle practice.

2.40pm: Commenced 12 pounder practice by Gunnery class.

5.40pm: Discontinued practice. Proceeded as requisite for passing through Narrows into Murray’s Anchorage.

6.18pm: Came to with Port anchor in 13 fathoms veered 6 shackles. Banked fires.

[At single anchor Murray’s Anchorage [anchor bearings]: abeam starboard St Catherine’s Fort S64E, Fort George Flag Staff S, Gibbs Hill Light S56.5W]

8.40pm: Target party returned.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 460 lbs, Bread 600 lbs]


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25 June 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.18, Long -64.77 [possibly incorrect position]

[At single anchor Murray’s Anchorage]

Draught forward 28’ 0”, Draught aft 27’ 10”. Raised steam for 10 knots.

5.45am: Arrived HMS “Isis”.

7.50am: Weighed - Proceeded as requisite for passing through Narrows Channel.

7.30am: Landed target party.

8.18am: Passed Fairway Buoy No 1.

9.0am: Took firing station on tug “Powerful” and proceeded as requisite to the SW.

9.25am: Resumed 12 pounder practice by Gunnery class.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Gunnery training class at instruction. Torpedo tubes crews at drill.

10.5am: Completed 12 pounder practice.

10.14am: Commenced Sub calibre practice by Gunnery class.

10.30am: Gibbs Hill Light [no bearing given].

1.0pm: Turned to the NE.

3.40pm: Completed Sub Calibre practice.

3.45pm: Sent recording party to tug.

4.0pm: Gibbs Hill Light N64W, 8.7 miles.

4.10pm: Commenced superimposed turret practice by Gunnery class.

6.30pm: Completed superimposed turret practice. Proceeded as requisite for closing Examination Vessel.

6.35pm: St David’s Head Light N70W, 3.5 miles.

6.50pm: Sent mail to Examination vessel. Proceeded as requisite for passing through Narrows Channel into Murray’s Anchorage.

7.23pm: Came to with Starboard anchor in 12 fathoms veered 6 shackles. Banked fires.

[At single anchor Murray’s Anchorage [anchor bearings]: abeam starboard St Catherine’s Fort S66E, Fort George Flagstaff S, Gibbs Hill Light phi [symbol] Crawl Point S54W]

8.30pm: Target party returned and recording party.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 460 lbs, Bread 800 lbs]

[Fine weather, light winds, noon temperature 81F, sea temperature 76F]


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26 June 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.39, Long -64.68 [estimated]

[At single anchor Murray’s Anchorage]

2.0am: Raised steam for 8 knots.

10.15am: Landed target and recording parties.

0.50pm: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite for running up and down a line S51W, N51E between Fairway buoy and No 13 buoy. Tug “Powerful” towing targets.

1.10pm: Commenced 6 inch practice by Gunnery class.

6.30pm: Discontinued practice. Proceeded as requisite for Murray’s Anchorage.

6.45pm: Came to with Port anchor in 10 fathoms veered 6 shackles. Let fires die out.

7.0pm: Target and recording parties returned.

[At single anchor Murray’s Anchorage [anchor bearings]: abeam starboard St Catherine’s Fort S64E, Fort George Flagstaff S, Crawl Point phi Gibbs Hill Light S54W]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 470 lbs, Vegetables 1100 lbs, Bread 900 lbs]


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27 June 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.39, Long -64.68

[At single anchor Murray’s Anchorage]

3.25am: Raised steam in second picket boat.

7.0am: Hoisted out second picket boat.

9.0am: Landed target party.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.15am: Divine Service.

Noon: Adjusted compasses of tug “Powerful”.

0.15pm: Target party returned.

3.10pm: Landed seining party.

4.0pm: Quarters.

4.45pm: Drew fires in and hoisted in second picket boat.

7.50pm: Seining party returned.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 460 lbs, Vegetables 5500 lbs, Bread 900 lbs]


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28 June 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.28, Long -64.58 [possibly incorrect position]

[At single anchor Murray’s Anchorage]

am: Raised steam for 9 knots. Draught forward 27’ 10”, Draught aft 27’ 8”.

6.35am: Landed target party and recording party.

7.55am: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite for passing through Narrows Channel.

8.17am: Passed Fairway Buoy No 1.

8.25am: Took firing station on tug “Powerful” and proceeded as requisite to the SW.

9.5am: St David’s Head N70W, 2.5 miles. Commenced 12 inch practice by Gunnery class. Employed cleaning ship, repairing targets and as requisite. Training class at instruction.

10.36am: Turned to the NE.

3.5pm: St David’s Head S43W, 12.2 miles.

3.44pm: Turned to the SW.

6.0pm: St David’s Head S43W, 12.2 miles.

7.0pm: 12 inch practice completed. Discontinued practice. Proceeded as requisite for passing through Narrows Channel into Murray’s anchorage.

7.40pm: Came to with Port anchor in 10 fathoms veered 6 shackles. Banked fires. Hoisted out target rafts.

[At single anchor Murray’s Anchorage [anchor bearings]: St Catherine’s Point S67E, Fort George Flagstaff S, Crawl Point phi Gibbs Hill List S53W]

9.45pm: Target and recording parties returned.

[Number on sick list: 11[

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 450 lbs, Bread 900 lbs]

[North westerly wind force 3 or 4 until late evening, barometer and thermometers unshipped from noon to 8pm]


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29 June 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.22, Long -64.78 [possibly incorrect position]

[At single anchor Murray’s Anchorage]

2.45am: Raised steam in second picket boat.

3.0am: Raised steam for 9 knots.

5.30am: Hoisted out second picket boat.

6.0am: Landed target and recording parties.

7.50am: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite for passing through Narrows Channel.

8.20am: Passed Fairway buoy No 1.

9.20am: Resumed 6 inch practice by Gunnery class. Proceeding to the SW in firing station on tug “Powerful”.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Training class at instruction.

9.25am: St David’s Head N51W, 2.3 miles.

0.30pm: Turned to the NE.

3.0pm: St David’s Head N30E, 3 miles.

3.30pm: Turned to the SW.

5.18pm: St David’s Head N50E, 6 miles.

6.0pm: Turned to the NE.

7.10pm: Completed all practices by Gunnery class. Proceeded as requisite for five fathom hole.

7.40pm: Came to with Port anchor in 10 fathoms veered 6 shackles. Banked fires at half hour notice.

[At single anchor Five Fathom Hole [anchor bearings]: St Catherine’s Point N58.5W, St David’s Head S38W, Town Cut N87W]

9.0pm: Target party returned.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 450 lbs, Bread 700 lbs]


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30 June 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83 [estimated]

Draught forward 27’ 9”, Draught aft 27’ 7”.

6.50am: Landed target party.

7.47am: Weighed - Proceeded as requisite for entering Narrow Channel and passing into Grassy Bay.

9.20am: Came to with Port anchor in 9 fathoms veered 6 shackles. Let fires die out.

[At single anchor Grassy Bay [anchor bearings]: Ireland Point N22W, Clock Tower N65W, South Mole Head S84W]

am: Employed cleaning magazines, lapping out guns, refitting and as requisite.

11.30am: Target party returned. Ordnance dept examining guns.

pm: Employed as in forenoon and preparing for coaling. Discharged to [HMS] “Charybdis” 182 ratings (Gunnery class) and Lieutenant E Calwell.

3.30pm: SS “Midland” came alongside.

5.0pm: Hoisted out launch.

10.50pm: Drew fires in second picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 350.1 tons, Oil 175 tons]


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[Log page dated 1 July 1915, weather data only filled in]


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[Log page not filled in]



LOGS FOR JULY 1915


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[Cover of Log for July 1915 (“Copy of” crossed through); I certify that this is a complete copy of the original Log (“a complete copy of” crossed through). Signed by Navigating Officer and Captain, as before]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers]

Barometer

Mercurial or Aneroid

Mercurial

Name of Maker and number

Adie A 459

Height of cistern above sea

10 ft

Error of Mercurial Barometer

-.002

Thermometers for Air Temperature

Position in ship

On after screen bulkhead

Whether in screen

Yes

Maker and No


Dry

Hicks MO 786

Wet

N&Z [Negretti and Zambra] A 5579

Thermometer for Sea Temperature

Maker and No

Hicks MOA 878


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1 July 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay, Spring on the cable]

3.45am: Commenced coaling.

7.20am: Completed coaling. Received 450 tons.

am: Employed cleaning ship and lapping out guns. Ordnance Dept examining guns.

10.0am: SS “Midland” cast off.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

1.45pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

3.45pm: Parted spring. Hove in ditto, recovered broken ends and shortened in to 6 shackles.

6.50pm: Landed patrol.

10.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 330 lbs, Bread 750 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 782.1 tons, Oil 175 tons]


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2 July 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

am: Working party from Gunnery class lapping out guns. Ordnance dept examining ditto.

pm: Ratings from Gunnery class under examination for PO [Petty Officer] and LS [Leading Seaman]. Make and mend clothes.

1.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 10.0pm.

6.45pm: Landed patrol.

10.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions Received: Fresh Meat 360 lbs, Bread 750 lbs]


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3 July 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

5.30am: Raised steam in second picket boat.

am: Lapping out guns. Ordnance dept examining ditto. Tested lifebuoys - Correct.

4.0pm: Quarters.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

6.30pm: Landed patrol.

11.55pm: Drew fires in second picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 680 lbs, Bread 1150 lbs]


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4 July 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

7.20am: Arrived HMAS “Sydney”.

am: Discharged to [HMS] “Charybdis” 3 Leading Stokers, 1 Stoker. Landed Church parties RC 44, Wesleyans 37, Presbyterians 15.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.30am: Divine Service.

0.15pm: Church parties returned.

1.20pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 10.0pm.

4.0pm: Quarters.

6.45pm: Landed patrol.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 90F]


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5 July 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay. Stern to Frigate’s Moorings]

am: Exercised Boats under sail. Secured stern to Frigate’s Moorings. Lapping out guns. Ordnance dept examining ditto. Gunnery class arrived and accommodated on board “Charybdis” 180 ratings.

pm: Employed refitting and as requisite. Training class at instruction.

1.30pm: Landed Dockyard parties. Cutters exercising under sail.

3.45pm: Dockyard parties returned.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 157.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

6.50pm: Landed patrol.

7.0pm: Joined ship Sub Lieutenant CS Low RNR. Ditto lent to St Georges’ Signal Station.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 360 lbs, Vegetables 600 lbs, Bread 650 lbs]


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6 July 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay. Stern to Frigate’s Moorings]

0.15am: Drew fires in second picket boat.

5.0am: Raised steam in second picket boat.

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers.

9.30am: Landed Dockyard parties.

am: Employed repairing targets, drawing stores, lapping out guns, cleaning magazine and shell rooms, refitting boats and as requisite. Ordnance Dept examining guns. Training class at instruction.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 10.0pm.

6.30pm: Landed patrol.

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 370 lbs, Vegetables 500 lbs, Bread 500 lbs]


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7 July 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay. Stern to Frigate’s Moorings]

9.30am: Landed Dockyard parties.

am: Employed landing service outfit ammunition, lapping out guns, refitting and as requisite. Ordnance dept examining guns. Training class at instruction. Marines at exercise.

pm: Employed as in forenoon. Cutters exercising under sail.

4.15pm: Dockyard parties returned.

4.45pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

6.45pm: Landed patrol.

10.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 13]


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8 July 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay. Stern to Frigate’s Moorings]

8.0am: Arrived HMS “Berwick”.

am: Employed landing service outfit ammunition for storage, lapping out guns, drawing and returning stores and as requisite. Training class at instruction. Divers at monthly exercise.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

6.45pm: Landed patrol.

10.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 14]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 370 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 600 lbs]


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9 July 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay. Stern to Frigate’s Moorings]

am: Employed landing service outfit ammunition, refitting, lapping out guns, and as requisite. Ordnance dept examining guns. Read Warrant No 158.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

6.40pm: Landed patrol.

10.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 16]


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10 July 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay. Stern to Frigate’s Moorings]

5.0am: Raised steam in second picket boat.

am: Employed cleaning ship. Aired night clothing. Tested lifebuoys - Correct.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 10.0pm.

6.0pm: Rejoined ship Sub Lieutenant CS Lowe RNR.

6.40pm: Landed patrol.

10.0pm: Patrol returned.

11.55pm: Drew fires in picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 15]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 730 lbs, Vegetables 1900 lbs, Bread 1000 lbs]


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11 July 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay. Stern to Frigate’s Moorings]

9.0am: Landed Church parties RC 40, Wesleyans 19, Presbyterians 15.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.30am: Divine Service.

1.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

6.40pm: Landed patrol.

10.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 16]


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12 July 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay. Stern to Frigate’s Moorings]

7.30am: Arrived HMS “Isis”.

8.40am: Landed Dockyard parties.

am: Employed landing torpedoes, preparing for embarking ammunition and as requisite.

11.50am: Dockyard parties returned.

pm: Employed embarking ammunition, landing torpedoes and as requisite. Gunnery class arrived and accommodated on board [HMS] “Charybdis” 133 ratings.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 10.0pm.

6.45pm: Landed patrol.

10.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 350 lbs, Vegetables 800 lbs, Bread 650 lbs]

[South westerly wind force 2 to 4, squally at times in am, with some rain. Noon temperature 79F]


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13 July 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay. Stern to Frigate’s Moorings]

8.10am: Sailed HMS Berwick.

8.45am: Landed Dockyard parties.

am: Employed embarking ammunition, refitting targets and as requisite.

3.30pm: Embarked Gunnery class 135 ratings.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

5.0pm: Slipped Frigate’s moorings.

[Number on sick list: 16]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 370 lbs, Vegetables 5300 lbs, Bread 650 lbs]


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14 July 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.38, Long -64.57

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

Draught forward 27’ 9”, Draught aft 27’ 10”.

2.0am: Raised steam for 9 knots.

6.0am: Landed target party.

6.45am: Weighed. 6.49am: Proceeded. 6.50am: Course as requisite for passing out of Grassy Bay and through Narrows Channel.

8.45am: Took firing station on tug “Powerful” and proceeded as requisite to the NE.

8.47am: St David’s Head S69W, 3.2 miles.

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers.

9.15am: Commenced aiming rifle practice by Gunnery class.

9.45am: Turned to the [word off edge of page].

0.10pm: Turned to the NE.

2.0pm: Turned to the SW.

3.30pm: Completed aiming rifle practice.

4.10pm: St David’s Head S75W, 6.8 miles.

4.40pm: Commenced 12 pounder practice.

5.0pm: Aiming rifle targets parted tow.

5.20pm: Discontinued practice. Proceeded as requisite for picking up aiming rifle targets.

6.8pm: Picked up ditto. St David’s Head N88W [distance off edge of page].

6.35pm; Proceeded as requisite for entering Narrow Channel and passing into Murray’s Anchorage.

7.40pm: Came to with Port anchor in 10 fathoms veered to 6 shackles. Banked fires.

[At single anchor Murray’s Anchorage [anchor bearings]: St Catherine’s Point S61E, Fort George S1E, Burgess Point S53W]

8.20pm: Target party returned.

[Number on sick list: 18]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 430 lbs, Bread 800 lbs]

[South westerly wind force 3 or 4 all day, rain in evening]


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15 July 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.38, Long -64.70 [estimated]

[At single anchor Murray’s Anchorage]

2.0am: Raised steam for 9 knots.

7.25am: Shortened in to 3 shackles.

9.0am: Hoisted out pinnace and sent ditto to tug “Powerful” with target and recording parties.

9.25am: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite for passing up and down a line S51W, N51E between Fairway Buoy and Tepping Shoal buoy. Tug towing targets.

10.0am: Resumed 12 pounder practice by Gunnery class.

11.45am: Completed 12 pounder practice.

11.53am: Came to with Starboard anchor in 9 fathoms, veered 3 shackles.

1.0pm: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite for passing up and down firing line. Employed as in forenoon.

2.10pm: Commenced Sub calibre practice by Gunnery class.

5.37pm: Completed Sub calibre practice.

6.0pm: Came to with Starboard anchor in 10 fathoms veered six shackles. Banked fires.

[At single anchor Murray’s Anchorage [anchor bearings]: St Catherine’s Point S61E, Fort George S5W, Burgess Point S54W]

6.30pm: Target party returned and recording party. Hoisted in pinnace.

[Anchor Bearings Noon: St Georges Flagstaff N83E, Whalebone Rock S57E, Wyndhams Flagstaff S7E]

[Number on sick list: 17]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 430 lbs, Bread 800 lbs]

[Rain early and late in day, noon temperature 83F, sea temperature 80F]


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16 July 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.39, Long -64.69 [estimated, though unclear exactly where ship is at noon]

[At single anchor Murray’s Anchorage]

2.0am: Raised steam for 9 knots.

7.20am: Hoisted out pinnace and sent ditto to tug with recording and target parties.

7.47am: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite for passing up and down a line N51W, S51E between Fairway Buoy and Tepping Shoal Buoy. Tug towing targets (Powerful). Employed refitting and as requisite.

8.12am: Commenced superimposed turret practice by Gunnery class.

10.15am: Completed ditto.

10.45am: Commenced 6 inch practice by Gunnery class.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

6.40pm: Discontinued practice.

6.50pm: Came to with Starboard anchor in 10 fathoms veered 6 shackles. Banked fires.

[At single anchor Murray’s Anchorage [anchor bearings]: St Catherine’s Point S61E, Fort George S4W, Burgess Point S55W]

7.30pm: Target and recording parties returned. Hoisted in pinnace.

[Noon position shown as “Murray’s Anchorage”, though it is not indicated that Caesar has anchored]

[Number on sick list: 15]

[Barometer unshipped from noon onwards]


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17 July 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.39, Long -64.69 [estimated, though unclear exactly where ship is at noon]

[Another day of gunnery practice, with tug “Powerful”, departing at 6.25am, anchoring at 2.30pm - only key log entries shown here]

[At single anchor Murray’s Anchorage]

7.5am: Commenced 12 inch practice by Gunnery class.

8.0am: Passed HMS “Isis” proceeding seaward.

10.28am: Completed ditto.

11.0am: Resumed 6 inch practice by Gunnery class.

0.55pm: Completed all practices by Gunnery class. Proceeded as requisite for entering Grassy Bay.

[At single anchor Grassy Bay [anchor bearings]: Ireland Point N30W, North Breakwater Light (Green) N88W, Hogfish Beacon S3E. Stern to Frigate’s Moorings]

pm: Employed disembarking empty ammunition cases. Discharged Gunnery class to [HMS] “Charybdis”.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

6.30pm: Landed patrol.

10.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Noon position shown as “Murray’s Anchorage”, though it is not indicated that Caesar has anchored]

[Number on sick list: 14]

[Barometer and thermometers unshipped until evening]


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18 July 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay. Stern to Frigate’s Moorings]

[Note in am, re barometer][Aneroid Short and Mason No 1621]

5.0am: Raised steam in second picket boat.

9.0am: Landed Church parties RC 38, Wesleyans 19, Presbyterians 14.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.30am: Divine Service.

11.15am: Church parties returned.

1.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 10.0pm.

7.0pm: Landed patrol.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.

11.40pm: Drew fires in Picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 15]


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19 July 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay. Stern to Frigate’s Moorings]

[Note in Barometer column: Aneroid]

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers.

9.30am: Landed Dockyard parties.

am: Employed refitting, painting side and as requisite. Lapping out and examining guns.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

6.50pm: Landed patrol.

10.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 15]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 360 lbs, Bread 600 lbs]


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20 July 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay. Stern to Frigate’s Moorings]

9.10am: Landed Dockyard parties. Divisions - Prayers.

am: Employed painting ship, repairing targets, lapping out and examining guns and landing service outfit ammunition.

pm: Employed as in forenoon. Exercised boats under sail.

3.45pm: Dockyard parties returned.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 10.0pm.

6.45pm: Landed patrol.

10.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 350 lbs, Bread 600 lbs]


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21 July 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay. Stern to Frigate’s Moorings]

5.30am: Landed Marines for drill.

7.47am: Marines returned.

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers. Landed Dockyard parties.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Exercising boats under sail. Divers at monthly exercise. Acting Seaman Gunners at deflection teacher. Lapping out and examining guns.

11.45am: Arrived SS “Querida” Supply Ship.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.0pm: Dockyard parties returned.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

6.40pm: Landed patrol.

10.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 350 lbs, Vegetables 1200 lbs, Bread 300 lbs]


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22 July 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay. Stern to Frigate’s Moorings]

am: Employed refitting and as requisite, lapping out and examining guns. Acting Seaman Gunners at instruction. Exercised torpedo practice.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

1.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 10.0pm.

4.0pm: Quarters.

6.45pm: Landed patrol.

10.30pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 14]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 360 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 600 lbs]


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23 July 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay. Stern to Frigate’s Moorings]

7.0am: Raised steam in Steam pinnace.

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers. 9.30am: Exercised General Quarters.

10.40am: Hoisted out Steam pinnace.

am: Lapping out and examining guns. Employed cleaning canvas gear, refitting targets and as requisite.

1.25pm: Landed Dockyard parties.

3.45pm: Arrived HMS “Suffolk”.

4.15pm: Quarters. Dockyard parties returned.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

7.0pm: Landed patrol.

7.50pm: Drew fires in Steam pinnace.

8.15pm: Hoisted in Steam pinnace.

10.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 360 lbs, Vegetables 800 lbs, Bread 400 lbs]


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24 July 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay. Stern to Frigate’s Moorings]

am: Discharged to SS “Chaudiere” [listed here] for passage to England - Midshipmen FA Kirkpatrick, FO Vallings, RM Taylor, DC Tudball, ER Bates, CP Frend, H de C Spencer and Sydney Brown. Gunnery class in charge of Lieutenant Commander CW Whish embarked in SS “Chaudiere” for passage to England. Tested lifebuoys - Correct.

pm: Employed cleaning ship and as requisite.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 10.0pm.

6.45pm: Landed patrol.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 360 lbs, Vegetables 1600 lbs, Bread 800 lbs]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 83F]


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25 July 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay. Stern to Frigate’s Moorings]

9.0am: Landed Church parties RC 49, Wesleyans 23, Presbyterians 20.

10.30am: Divine Service.

11.50am: Church parties returned.

1.0pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

4.45pm: SS “Querida” came alongside.

6.40pm: Landed patrol.

10.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 360 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 700 lbs]


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26 July 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay. Stern to Frigate’s Moorings]

6.0am: Employed cleaning ship and embarking ammunition.

8.40am: Landed Dockyard parties.

11.45am: Dockyard parties returned.

pm: Employed embarking ammunition and preparing for sea. Embarked Gunnery class 178 ratings.

5.50pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 9.0pm.

6.0pm: Hoisted in boats.

6.45pm: Landed patrol.

9.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 350 lbs, Vegetables 5500 lbs, Bread 800 lbs]


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27 July 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.17, Long -64.92 [possibly incorrect position]

[Position: 8.30am St David’s Head N32W, 3 miles; 6.0pm: St David’s Head W, 5.2 miles]

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

Draught forward 27’ 7”, Draught aft 27’ 8”.

2.0am: Raised steam for 9 knots.

5.25am: Cast off stern hawser.

5.40am: Shortened in to 3 shackles.

6.0am: Weighed - Proceeded 54 revs, course as requisite for passing out of Grassy Bay through Narrows Channel.

7.45am: Passed Fairway Buoy No1.

8.0am; Stopped and as requisite. Sent target party to tug “Powerful”.

8.20am: Took firing station on tug and proceeded as requisite to the SW.

8.30am: Commenced aiming rifle practice by Gunnery class.

9.15am: Prayers.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Acting Seaman Gunners and Gun Layers at aiming rifle practice.

0.30pm: Turned to the NE.

2.45pm: Completed aiming rifle practice.

3.0pm: Commenced 12 pounder practice by Gunnery class.

4.0pm: Hoisted out pinnace and sent ditto to tug.

6.0pm: Turned to the SW.

6.50pm: Discontinued practice. Proceeded 54 revs, course as requisite for passing through Narrows Channel into Murray’s anchorage.

7.23pm: Engines as requisite. 7.28pm: Came to with Starboard anchor in 10 fathoms veered 6 shackles. Banked fires.

[At single anchor Murray’s Anchorage [anchor bearings]: St Catherine’s Point S65E, Fort George Flagstaff S1W, Sugar Loaf S41W]

9.0pm: Target party returned.

[Magnetic Bearing and Distance Gibbs Hill Light House N51E, 7 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 430 lbs, Bread 800 lbs]


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28 July 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.8

[Another day of Gunnery practice, with tug “Powerful”, departing at 8.0am, returning at 6.7pm, only key events from log recorded here]

[At single anchor Murray’s Anchorage]

6.40am: Hoisted out second picket boat. Sent ditto to Hamilton and Ireland Island with parties.

8.35am: Resumed 12 pounder practice by Gunnery class.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Requalifying SG [Seaman Gunner] and Acting SG class at 12 pounder practice.

10.0am: Completed 12 pounder practice.

10.30pm: Commenced sub calibre practice by Gunnery class.

pm: Requalifying and Acting SG classes at sub calibre practice.

3.0pm: Sent recording party to tug. Completed sub calibre practice.

3.30pm: Commenced 12 inch practice by Gunnery class.

4.30pm: Completed 12 inch practice. Proceeded slow, course as requisite for Fairway buoy No 1.

[At single anchor Murray’s Anchorage [anchor bearings]: St Catherine’s Point S64E, Fort George Flagstaff S1W, Sugar Loaf S41W]

[Magnetic Bearing and Distance: Gibbs Hill Light House N46W, 5.2 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 430 lbs, Bread 800 lbs]


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29 July 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.39, Long -64.70 [very rough estimate from limited information in log]

[At single anchor Murray’s Anchorage]

7.45am: Weighed. Sent target and recording parties to tug “Powerful”.

7.50am: Proceeded as requisite. Tug took up firing station.

8.15am: Commenced 6 inch practice by Gunnery class.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite.

[As requisite for passing up and down a line between No 12 Fairway and No 13 buoys S54W - N54E]

pm: Make and mend clothes.

5.0pm: HMS “Suffolk” passed proceeding seaward.

7.0pm: Discontinued practice.

7.10pm: Came to with Starboard anchor in 10 fathoms veered 6 shackles. Banked fires.

[At single anchor Murray’s Anchorage [anchor bearings]: St Catherine’s Point S61.5E, Fort George Flagstaff S1.5W, Sugar Loaf S40.5W]

7.30pm: Target and recording parties returned. Hoisted in pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 430 lbs, Bread 800 lbs]


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30 July 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83 [estimated]

[At single anchor Murray’s Anchorage]

Draught forward 27’ 4”, Draught aft 27’ 3”.

2.0am: Raised steam for 9 knots.

7.25am: Shortened in to 3 shackles. Hoisted out pinnace and sent ditto to tug “Powerful” with target and recording party.

7.55am: Weighed - Proceeded as requisite. Tug took up firing station.

8.10am: Resumed 6 inch practice by Gunnery class.

[As requisite for passing up and down a line between Nos 12 and 13 buoys S54W - N54E]

9.15am: Prayers. Employed refitting and as requisite. Raised steam in second picket boat.

9.30am HMS “Isis” passed proceeding inward.

10.30am: Completed all practices by Gunnery class. Proceeded 54 revs, course as requisite for entering Grassy Bay.

11.25am: Engines as requisite.

11.45am: Came to with Starboard anchor in 7 fathoms, veered 7 shackles and secured stern to Frigate’s moorings. Let fires die out. Hoisted out boats.

[At single anchor Grassy Bay. Stern to Frigate’s Mooring [anchor bearings]: Stag Rocks Beacon S28.5W, North Breakwater Head Green Light S76W, Ireland Point Flagstaff N40W]

pm: Employed disembarking empty ammunition cases and as requisite. Repairing targets. Discharged Gunnery class to [HMS] “Charybdis”.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 10.0pm.

6.0pm: Landed patrol.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.

11.45pm: Drew fires in second picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 430 lbs, Bread 800 lbs]


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31 July 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay. Stern to Frigate’s Moorings]

3.0am: Raised steam in second picket boat.

9.0am: Aired night clothing.

am: Tested lifebuoys - Correct.

pm: Employed cleaning ship and as requisite.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

6.30pm: Landed patrol.

10.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 360 lbs, Bread 650 lbs]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 84F]


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[Log page not filled in]



LOGS FOR AUGUST 1915


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[Front cover of log for August 1915; “I certify that this is a complete copy of the original Log” (“a complete copy” crossed through). Signed by Navigating Officer and Captain, as before]

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[Page for Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as previous month except:]

Barometer


Aneroid


Name of Maker and Number

N and Z [Negretti and Zambra] 437

Height of cistern above sea

14 ft


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1 August 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay. Stern to Frigate’s moorings]

9.0am: Landed Church parties RC 44, Wesleyans and Presbyterians 51.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.30am: Divine Service.

11.25am: Church parties returned.

0.45pm: SS “Kilbride” came alongside.

1.0pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0pm.

5.0pm: Employed preparing for coaling.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 360 lbs, Bread 650 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 178.8 tons, Oil 159 tons]


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2 August 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay. Stern to Frigate’s moorings]

Draught forward 27’ 4”, Draught aft 27’ 3”

4.30am: Commenced coaling.

am: Gunnery class 48 ratings arrived and accommodated on board “Charybdis”.

0.15pm: Completed coaling. Received 800 tons.

2.45pm: SS “Kilbride” cast off.

pm: Employed cleaning ship. Monthly payment.

4.0pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

6.30pm: Landed patrol.

10.0pm: Patrol returned.

Draught forward 28’ 0”, Draught aft 28’ 6”.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 360 lbs, Bread 650 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 958.3 tons, Oil 159 tons]


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3 August 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay. Stern to Frigate’s Moorings]

am: Employed cleaning ship and lapping out guns. Ordnance dept examining guns.

4.0pm: Quarters - Read Warrants Nos 157 to 160.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 10.0pm.

6.45pm: Landed patrol.

10.20pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 360 lbs, Vegetables 500 lbs, Bread 600 lbs]


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4 August 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay. Stern to Frigate’s Moorings]

5.40am: Landed marines for drill.

8.0am: Marines returned.

am: Employed restowing magazines, refitting and as requisite. Lapping out guns. Ordnance dept examining ditto. Gun Layers from [HMS] “Isis” at deflection teacher. Employed on board from Dockyard 21 hands.

1.0pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

4.0pm: Quarters.

6.30pm: Landed patrol.

10.0pm: Patrol returned.

11.50pm: Drew fires in second picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 360 lbs, Vegetables 700 lbs, Bread 300 lbs]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 87F]


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5 August 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay. Stern to Frigate’s Moorings]

2.30am: Raised steam in second picket boat.

7.30am: Landed provisioning party.

9.10am: Prayers.

am: Employed painting below, refitting and as requisite. Lapping out guns. Ordnance dept examining ditto. Employed on board from Dockyard 15 hands.

0.15pm: Provisioning party returned.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

1.0pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 10.0pm.

5.0pm: Employed provisioning ship.

6.45pm: Landed patrol.

10.0pm: Patrol returned.

Midnight: Drew fires in second picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 360 lbs, Vegetables 700 lbs, Bread 400 lbs]


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6 August 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay. Stern to Frigate’s Moorings]

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers.

9.20am: Exercised General Quarters.

10.15am: Secured.

am: Employed embarking ammunition, cleaning canvas gear, lapping out guns and as requisite. Ordnance dept examining guns. Employed on board from Dockyard 15 hands.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 161.

4.20pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

6.35pm: Landed patrol.

10.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 360 lbs, Vegetables 600 lbs, Bread 600 lbs]


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7 August 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay. Stern to Frigate’s Moorings]

6.15am: Sailed HMS “Sydney”.

am: Employed cleaning ship and lapping out guns. Ordnance dept examining ditto. Employed on board from Dockyard 15 hands.

9.0am: Aired night clothing.

am: Tested lifebuoys - Correct. Gunnery class 116 ratings embarked on board SS “Caroquet” [Caraquet] for passage to England. Discharged to SS “Caroquet” Sub Lieutenant CS Low in charge of draft.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 10.0pm.

6.0pm: Non swimmers under instruction.

6.30pm: Landed patrol.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 720 lbs, Vegetables 1500 lbs, Bread 1200 lbs]


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8 August 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay. Stern to Frigate’s Moorings]

7.15am: Arrived HMS “Cumberland”.

9.0am: Landed Church parties, RC 41, Wesleyans 33, Presbyterians 21 [possibly - number on edge of page],

10.15am: Divine Service.

11.30am: Church parties returned.

1.0pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

6.30pm: Landed patrol.

10.20pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 12]


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9 August 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay. Stern to Frigate’s Moorings]

6.0am: Landed C Company for drill.

7.30am: Ditto returned.

9.30am: Landed Dockyard parties.

am: Employed painting ship. Employed on board from Dockyard 10 hands.

11.45am: Dockyard parties returned.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 10.pm.

6.30pm: Landed patrol.

pm: Non swimmers under instruction.

10.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 360 lbs, Vegetables 700 lbs, Bread 600 lbs]


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10 August 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay. Stern to Frigate’s Moorings]

5.20am: Landed D Company for drill.

7.45am: Ditto returned.

8.40am: Landed Dockyard party.

am: Employed painting ship and drawing stores. Employed on board from Dockyard 25 hands.

9.0am: Captain Lowther Crofton and Officers proceeded on board [HMS] “Cumberland” to hold Court Martial.

11.40am: Dockyard party returned.

1.20pm: Captain Lowther Crofton and Officers returned. Employed as in forenoon.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

pm: Non swimmers under instruction.

6.30pm: Landed patrol.

10.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 360 lbs, Vegetables 600 lbs, Bread 600 lbs]


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11 August 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay. Stern to Frigate’s Moorings]

9.20am: Landed Dockyard parties.

am: Employed painting ship. Employed on board from Dockyard 24 hands.

11.45am: Dockyard parties returned.

1.30am: Special leave to Port Watch till 10.0pm.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 162.

pm: Non swimmers under instruction.

6.45pm: Landed patrol.

10.0pm: Patrol returned.

11.50pm: Drew fires in second picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 360 lbs, Vegetables 600 lbs, Bread 600 lbs]

[South westerly wind force 2 or 3 all day, rain at times, noon temperature 83F]


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12 August 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay. Stern to Frigate’s Moorings]

3.0am: Raised steam in second picket boat.

7.40am: Arrived HM transport “Caledonian”.

am: Employed painting ship. Employed on board from Dockyard 15 hands.

4.40pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

pm: Non swimmers under instruction.

6.30pm: Landed patrol.

10.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 340 lbs, Vegetables 600 lbs, Bread 500 lbs]


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13 August 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay. Stern to Frigate’s Moorings]

5.0am: Raised steam in Steam pinnace.

5.40am: Landed D Company and Marines for drill.

7.45am: Landing parties returned.

8.50am: Hoisted out Steam pinnace.

9.10am: Landed Dockyard party.

am: Employed painting ship. Employed on board from Dockyard 15 hands.

11.45am: Dockyard parties returned.

Noon: Lieutenant EWE Callwell and 40 ratings Gunnery class embarked in HM transport Caledonian for passage to England.

2.30pm: Sailed HM transport “Caledonian”. Cheered ship.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 10.0pm.

pm: Non swimmers under instruction.

6.30pm: Landed patrol.

10.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 340 lbs, Vegetables 600 lbs, Bread 600 lbs]


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14 August 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay. Stern to Frigate’s Moorings]

am: Employed cleaning ship. Employed on board from Dockyard 20 hands.

8.30am: Landed Dockyard parties.

9.0am: Drew fires in Steam pinnace.

11.15am: Read Warrants Nos 163, 164, 165. Hoisted in first picket boat and Steam pinnace.

11.50am: Dockyard parties returned.

pm: Employed cleaning ship and as requisite.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

6.30pm: Landed patrol.

10.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 340lbs, Vegetables 600 lbs, Bread 600 lbs]


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15 August 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay. Stern to Frigate’s Moorings]

9.0am: Landed Church parties RC 46, Wesleyan 35, Presbyterians 24.

10.10am: Divisions. 10.30am: Prayers.

11.30am: Church parties returned.

1.0pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 10.0pm.

6.30pm: Landed patrol.

10.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 12]


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16 August 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay. Stern to Frigate’s Moorings]

5.20am: Landed A Company for drill.

am: Gunnery class 44 ratings arrived per SS “Chaudiere” and accommodated on board [HMS] “Charybdis”.

7.25am: Landing party returned.

am: Employed embarking ammunition. Gun Layers at deflection teacher. B group at divisional drill. Employed on board from Dockyard 11 hands.

pm: Employed refitting, painting boats and as requisite.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

pm: Non swimmers under instruction. Embarked Gunnery class 52 ratings.

6.40pm: Landed patrol.

10.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Provisions received: Fresh Beef 368 lbs, Vegetables 3400 lbs, Bread 693 lbs]


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17 August 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.38, Long -64.70 [very rough estimate]

[At single anchor Grassy Bay. Stern to Frigate’s Moorings]

Draught forward 28’ 5”, Draught aft 28’ 3”.

2.0am: Raised steam for 9 knots.

6.30am: Hoisted in boats.

7.0am: Cast off stern moorings.

8.35am: Drew fires in second picket boat.

9.20am: Shortened in to 3 shackles.

9.50am: Divisions - Prayers.

10.7am: Weighed - Engines as requisite. 10.12am: Proceeded 54 revs, course as requisite for passing into Murray’s anchorage.

am: Employed painting boats, refitting and as requisite.

11.1am: Stopped and as requisite.

Noon: Tug “Powerful” joined company. Sent range keeping Officer to ditto.

[As requisite for passing up and down a line S54W, N54E between Fairway No 12 and Tepping Shoal buoys]

0.14pm: Proceeded as requisite for carrying out practices by Gunnery class. Tug towing targets.

0.24pm: Commenced aiming rifle practice.

2.20pm: Completed ditto.

2.30pm: Commenced 12 pounder practice.

3.15pm: Sent pinnace to tug with target party.

3.55pm: Completed 12 pounder and commenced Sub calibre practice.

6.20pm: Completed ditto. Carried out Sub calibre practice by Ship’s Gun Layers.

6.30pm: Discontinued practices. Proceeded as requisite for coming to anchor.

6.36pm: Came to with Starboard anchor in 10 fathoms veered 6 shackles.

[At single anchor Murray’s Anchorage [anchor bearings]: St Catherine’s Point S64E, Fort George Flagstaff S4E, Sugar loaf S37W]

7.0pm: Pinnace returned with target party and range keeping Officer. Hoisted in ditto. Banked fires.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 390 lbs, Vegetables 400 lbs, Bread 700 lbs]

[Fine weather, light winds, noon temperature 90F, sea temperature 85F]


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18 August 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83 [estimated]

[At single anchor Murray’s Anchorage]

6.0am: Hoisted out pinnace and sent ditto to tug “Powerful” with target and recording parties.

6.30am: Weighed - Proceeded as requisite for carrying out practice. Tug towing targets.

6.50am: Commenced 6 inch practice by Gunnery class.

[As requisite for passing up and down a line S54W, N54E between Fairway No 12 and Tepping Shoal buoys]

10.25am: Completed all practices by Gunnery class. Proceeded 54 revs, course as requisite for passing into Grassy Bay.

11.15am: Engines as requisite. 11.25am: Came to with Starboard anchor in 9 fathoms veered 6 shackles. Secured stern to Frigate’s Mooring. Let fires die out. Hoisted out boats.

[At single anchor Grassy Bay. Stern to Frigate’s moorings [anchor bearings]: Stag Rocks Beacon S29.5W, abeam starboard North Breakwater S75.5W, Ireland Point Flagstaff N40W]

3.30pm: Sent Gunnery class to “Charybdis”.

4.0pm: Quarters. 4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

pm: Non Swimmers under instruction.

6.30pm: Landed patrol.

10.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 390 lbs, Bread 800 lbs]


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19 August 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay. Stern to Frigate’s Moorings]

am: Employed disembarking empty ammunition cases refitting and as requisite.

10.15am: SS “Llangorse” came alongside. Embarked 6 inch guns Nos 824 and 840. Employed on board from Dockyard 9 hands.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

1.0pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 10.0pm.

6.30pm: Landed patrol.

9.0pm: Slipped stern moorings.

10.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 390 lbs, Bread 751 lbs]

[Rain in early am and all pm, noon temperature 84F]


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20 August 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

5.0am: Sent recording party to [HMS] “Cumberland”. Raised steam in first picket boat.

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers.

9.20am: Landed target party.

am: Exercised boats under sail. Employed cleaning canvas gear, dismounting 6 inch guns B2 and X3, refitting and as requisite. Employed on board from Dockyard 9 hands. Hoisted in launch.

11.45am: Target party returned.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

pm: Non swimmers under instruction.

6.45pm: Landed patrol.

10.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 377 lbs, Vegetables 200 lbs, Bread 751 lbs]


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21 August 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

8.40am: Aired night clothing.

8.50am: Recording party returned.

am: Employed on board from Dockyard 13 hands.

11.30am: Hoisted in second picket boat.

2.30pm: Picked up stern moorings.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 10.pm.

[Number on sick list: 15]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 782 lbs, Vegetables 1600 lbs, Bread 1504 lbs]

[North easterly wind force 4 for most of day, weather fine]


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22 August 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay. Stern to Frigate’s Moorings]

9.0am: Landed Church parties, RC 48, Wesleyans 36, Presbyterians 21.

10.30am: Divine Service.

1.0am: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

[Number on sick list: 16]


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23 August 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay. Stern to Frigate’s Moorings]

5.30am: Landed D Company for drill.

7.30am: Landing party returned.

9.20am: Sent party to SS “Dyninghame” [possibly Tyninghame - details here] to discharge ammunition.

am: Employed dismounting 6 inch guns B2 and X3, refitting and as requisite. Employed on board from Dockyard 5 hands.

4.30pm: Ammunition party returned. Special leave to Port Watch till 10.0pm.

pm: Non swimmers under instruction.

6.45pm: Landed patrol.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 15]


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24 August 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay. Stern to Frigate’s Moorings]

5.30am: Landed A Company for drill.

7.30am: Landing party returned.

am: Employed embarking ammunition and mounting new 6 inch guns in B2 and X3 casemates and as requisite. Landed 6 inch guns Nos 331 and 332. Marines parading in heavy marching orders. Employed on board from Dockyard 15 hands.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

[Number on sick list: 15]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 389 lbs, Vegetables 600 lbs, Bread 746 lbs]


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25 August 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay. Stern to Frigate’s Moorings]

5.30am: Landed B Company for drill.

7.45am: Landing party returned.

9.20am: Landed Dockyard party.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Boats exercising under sail. Marines mustering bedding. Employed on board from Dockyard 12 hands.

pm: Employed as in forenoon. Discharged to depot 9 ratings for minesweeping duties.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 10.0pm.

6.45pm: Landed patrol.

10.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 15]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 388 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 746 lbs]


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26 August 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay. Stern to Frigate’s Moorings]

5.25am: Landed B Company for drill.

7.30am: Landing party returned.

8.30am: Landed Dockyard party.

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers.

am: Employed painting aloft, refitting and as requisite. Employed on board from Dockyard 14 hands.

11.45am: Dockyard party returned.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

1.0pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

4.0pm: Quarters.

5.0pm: Non swimmers under instruction.

6.0pm: Landed patrol.

10.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 18]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 390 lbs, Vegetables 600 lbs, Bread 699 lbs]


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27 August 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay. Stern to Frigate’s Moorings]

5.30am: Landed marines for drill.

7.45am: Marines returned.

9.30am: Landed Dockyard parties.

am: Employed cleaning canvas gear and as requisite. Control and transmitting parties at drill. Employed on board from Dockyard 10 hands.

11.25am: Sailed HMS “Cumberland”.

11.45am: Dockyard parties returned.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 10.0pm.

[Number on sick list: 20]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 368 lbs, Vegetables 800 lbs, Bread 392 lbs]


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28 August 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay. Stern to Frigate’s Moorings]

4.30am: Raised steam in first picket boat.

am: Employed on board from Dockyard 9 hands.

8.30am: Landed Dockyard party.

am: Aired night clothing. Tested lifebuoys - Correct. Embarked six 3 pounder sub calibre guns. Disembarked worn ditto.

11.45am: Dockyard party returned.

3.40pm Arrived HMS “Suffolk”.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

6.30pm: Landed patrol.

10.0pm: Patrol returned.

11.55pm: Drew fires in first picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 21]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 737 lbs, Vegetables 4850 lbs, Bread 1190 lbs]


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29 August 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay. Stern to Frigate’s Moorings]

8.40am: Outlying parties came on board.

9.30am: Mustered ship’s company by ledger.

10.40am: Divine Service.

11.30am: Outlying parties left ship.

1.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 10.0pm.

2.0pm: Landed target party.

4.0pm: Target party returned.

5.20pm: Embarked Gunnery class 55 ratings.

[Number on sick list: 17]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 87F]


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30 August 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.38, Long -64.70 [very rough estimate]

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

Draught forward 28’ 0”, Draught aft 27’ 6”.

2.0am: Raised steam for 9 knots.

6.15am: Hoisted in pinnace.

7.0am: Cast off stern moorings.

9.9am: Weighed - Engines as requisite. 9.16am: Proceeded 54 revs, course as requisite for passing into Murray’s Anchorage.

9.59am: Stopped and as requisite. Sent range keeping Officer to tug “Powerful”.

10.13am: Proceeded as requisite for carrying out practices by Gunnery class. 10.15am: Commenced aiming rifle practice.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite.

[As requisite for passing up and down a line N54E, S54W between Fairway No 12 and Tepping Shoal buoys]

0.15pm: Completed aiming rifle practice.

0.30pm: Commenced 12 pounder practice. Employed as in forenoon.

2.20pm: Completed 12 pounder practice. Hoisted out pinnace and sent ditto to tug with target party.

2.50pm: Commenced sub calibre practice.

4.10pm: Completed ditto. Sent recording party to tug.

4.25pm: Commenced superimposed turret practice.

5.20pm: Completed ditto. Proceeded as requisite for coming to anchor.

5.41pm: Came to with Port anchor in 10 fathoms veered 7 shackles. Banked fires.

[At single anchor Murray’s Anchorage [anchor bearings]: St Catherine’s Point S62.5E, Fort George Flagstaff S3.5W, Sugar Loaf S42W]

6.0pm: Target and recording parties returned with pinnace.

7.10pm: Drew fires in first picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 18]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 372 lbs, Bread 704 lbs]


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31 August 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.38, Long -64.73 [very rough estimate]

[At single anchor Murray’s Anchorage]

[Draught forward 27’ 10”, Draught aft 27’ 5”.

3.0am: Raised steam in first picket boat.

6.0am: Shortened in to 2.5 shackles.

6.30am: Sent pinnace to tug “Powerful” with target and recording parties.

6.40am: Weighed. Engines as requisite. 7.0am: Proceeded as requisite for carrying out practices by Gunnery class.

[As requisite for passing up and down a line N54E - S54W between Fairway No 12 and Tepping Shoal buoys]

7.15am: Commenced 6 inch practice.

9.55am: Completed 6 inch practice.

10.55am: Commenced 12 inch practice.

11.15am: Arrived HMS “Calgarian”.

11.50am: Completed all practices by Gunnery class. Proceeded slow, course as requisite for passing into Grassy Bay.

0.28pm: Proceeded 54 revs.

1.10pm: Engines as requisite. 1.17pm: Came to with Port anchor in 8 fathoms veered 6 shackles. Secured stern to Frigate’s Moorings.

1.30pm: Stern hawser fouled Starboard propeller. Tug “Powerful” towed stern clear.

3.0pm: Cleared propeller. Pinnace returned with Target and recording parties. Let fires die out. Hoisted out launch and Steam pinnace.

[At single anchor Grassy Bay, Stern to Frigate’s Moorings [anchor bearings]: Stag Rocks Beacon S27W, abeam starboard North Breakwater S75W, abeam port Ireland Point N29W]

4.0pm: Quarters. Discharged Gunnery class to “Calgarian”. New Gunnery class 75 ratings arrived per “Calgarian” and accommodated on board “Charybdis”. Joined from “Calgarian” Lieutenant R Godsell RN.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 10.0pm. Non swimmers under instruction. Employed discharging empty ammunition.

6.0pm: Landed patrol.

7.45pm: Drew fires in Steam pinnace.

10.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 15]


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[Log page not filled in]



LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1915


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[Cover of log for September 1915; “I certify that this is a complete copy of the original Log” (“a complete copy of” crossed through). Signed by Navigating Officer and Captain, as before]

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[Page with details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 September 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay. Stern to Frigate’s Moorings]

am: Divers examining starboard propellor. No damage observed.

8.45am: Landed Dockyard party.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Lapping out guns. Ordnance dept examining ditto.

9.40am: Hoisted in Steam pinnace. Joined from “Calgarian” 6 ratings. Discharged to ditto 3 ratings.

11.55am: Dockyard parties returned.

0.20pm: Sailed HMS “Calgarian”.

0.25pm: Slipped stern moorings leaving hawser on the ground.

[At single anchor Grassy Bay [anchor bearings]: Stag Rocks Beacon S36W, abeam starboard North Breakwater S88W, abeam port Ireland Point N34.5W, anchor North 170 yards]

4.0pm: Quarters.

7.30pm: Sent first picket boat to Dockyard.

8.30pm: Set anchor Watch.

[Number on sick list: 14]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 383 lbs, Bread 740 lbs]

[Barometric pressure recorded hourly, falling slowly. Northerly wind force 4 or 5, becoming squally, with rain in evening. Noon temperature 86F]


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2 September 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

1.0am: Raised steam for 9 knots.

7.0am: First picket boat returned.

am: Employed refitting, cleaning magazines and as requisite. Lapping out guns. Ordnance dept examining ditto.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

4.0pm: Quarters.

8.0pm: Sent first picket boat into Dockyard.

[Number on sick list: 15]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 373 lbs, Bread 660 lbs]

[Squally wind from NW for most of day, force 6 to 8 in am, force 5 to 6 in pm. Raining all day, barometric pressure recorded hourly - low and falling until 5pm, then rising slightly. Noon temperature 84F]


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3 September 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers.

9.20am: First picket boat returned.

9.30am: Exercised General Quarters.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Ordnance Dept examining guns. Lapping out ditto.

1.0pm: Sent first picket boat into Dockyard.

pm: Employed as requisite below decks.

7.15pm: Shortened in to 5 Shackles. Engines as requisite.

7.40pm: Stopped engines. Burning search lights on Frigate’s buoy.

[Number on sick list: 17]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 43 lbs, Bread 86 lbs]

[Squally winds all day, initially south westerly, then south easterly, force 5 to 8 in am, force 6-7 to 10-11 in pm, with rain all day. Barometric pressure recorded hourly - relatively low and variable, down to 28.98 at 2.0pm]


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4 September 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

4.15am: Launch foundered at the boom.

5.0am: Slipped and buoyed ditto.

am: Employed cleaning ship below.

8.0am: Veered to the tenth shackle.

am: Admonished Mr James B Geach Boatswain for inattention to duty in not seeing to the proper securing of boats and awnings during the storm. [signed] Jas B Geach, Boatswain.

4.30pm: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite for shifting berth to the SE.

5.15pm: Came to with Port anchor in 7 fathoms veered 9 shackles.

[At single anchor Grassy Bay [anchor bearings]: Hogfish Beacon S5.5E, abeam port South Breakwater N77.5W, Sheers N46.5W, Anchor N75E, 270 yards]

[Number on sick list: 17]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 60 lbs, Bread 118 lbs]

[Another extremely squally day - winds mostly easterly, force 10 to 11-12 in am, force 8-10 to 11 in pm. Barometric pressure still recorded hourly - tending to rise during day, though still relatively low. Thermometers unshipped from noon onwards]


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5 September 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83 [estimated]

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

9.30am: Divisions. Read Prayers.

10.30am: Shortened in to the fifth shackle.

11.30am: Discontinued anchor watch.

4.0pm: Quarters.

7.45pm: Banked fires at one hour’s notice.

[Number on sick list: 14]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 43 lbs, Bread 88 lbs]

[Winds now north easterly but reducing from force 8-10 at 1am to force 4 or 5 in late am, still squally in pm when force 5 to 6-7. Rain for most of day, noon temperature 81F. Barometric pressure still recorded hourly but rising slowly all day]


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6 September 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers.

9.25am: Exercised Collision Stations. 9.40am: Exercised Abandon Ship.

10.45am: Dispersed.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Compared barometer with Mercurial on board [HMS] “Suffolk” and adjusted.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.0pm: Quarters.

[Number on sick list: 16]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 374 lbs, Bread 746 lbs]

[North easterly wind force 4 or 5 for most of day, weather now fine, barometric pressure still recorded hourly - more or less stable during day]


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7 September 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

2.0am: Raised steam for 9 knots.

3.0am: Veered to the eighth shackle. Set anchor watch.

am: Employed cleaning ship. Employed refitting and as requisite below decks.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

[Number on sick list: 15]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 47 lbs, Bread 94 lbs]

[Winds easterly or south easterly and squally again, increasing from force 5 to 10 in am, force 7-8 to 10 in pm. Rain on and off all day, barometric pressure recorded hourly and tending to fall again. Noon temperature 74F]


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8 September 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

8.0am: First picket boat returned.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite below decks.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.0pm: Banked fires at two hour’s notice.

7.0pm: Sent first picket boat into Dockyard.

[Number on sick list: 15]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 377 lbs, Vegetables 2500 lbs, Bread 754 lbs]

[Winds mostly south westerly, squally and varying between force 4-5 and 8 during day. Mist and rain at times, barometric pressure still recorded hourly - relatively stable]


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9 September 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

7.0am: First picket boat returned.

8.0am: Discontinued anchor Watch.

9.0am: Landed Dockyard party.

am: Employed cleaning canvas gear and as requisite. Control and transmitting parties at exercise. Employed on board from Dockyard 3 hands.

10.30am: Landed party to inspect wreck of SS “Pollokshiels” [Pollockshields, which ran aground on 7th September].

pm: Make and mend clothes.

3.40pm: Party returned from wreck.

5.45pm: Dockyard party returned.

6.20pm: Landed party of 17 ratings to assist in salving boats wrecked in Dockyard, party accommodated on board “Charybdis”.

10.10pm: Drew fires in first picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 14]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 369 lbs, Bread 800 lbs]

[Wind still squally in early am, south westerly all day, force 7-8 to 6-5 until 5am, mostly force 4 thereafter. Barometric pressure recorded hourly until noon, then every 4 hours as usual]


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10 September 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

3.20am: Raised steam in first picket boat.

5.0am: Raised steam for 9 knots.

6.0am: Employed cleaning ship.

7.0am: Divers working about launch.

8.40am: Landed Dockyard parties.

9.5am: Landed party to salve gear from wreck of “Pollokshiels” [sic].

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite.

10.0am: Shortened in to 2 shackles. Employed on board from Dockyard 3 hands.

11.50am: Dockyard party returned.

0.45pm: Divers returned.

1.40pm: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite over sunken launch.

1.51pm: Came to with Port anchor in 7 fathoms veered 1 shackle. Raised launch to Starboard Cat davit and floated ditto.

2.17pm: Weighed - Proceeded as requisite for shifting berth.

2.42pm: Came to with Port anchor in 7 fathoms veered 5 shackles. Let fires die out. Hoisted in launch.

[At single anchor Grassy Bay [anchor bearings]: Stag Rock Beacon S34W, abeam port South Breakwater S75W, Ireland Point Flagstaff N54.5W]

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 9.30pm.

6.30pm: Landed patrol.

7.55pm: Salvage party returned.

10.0pm: Drew fires in first picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 428 lbs, Vegetables 5000 lbs, Bread 1400 lbs]


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11 September 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

3.0am: Raised steam in Steam Pinnace.

5.30am: Hoisted out Steam Pinnace and in first picket boat.

8.45am: Landed party to salve gear from wreck of “Pollokshiels” [sic].

9.15am: Landed Dockyard parties.

am: Tested lifebuoys - Correct. Employed on board from Dockyard 3 hands.

11.45am: Dockyard parties returned.

pm: Employed cleaning ship.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am.

6.55pm: Landed patrol.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 388 lbs, Bread 844 lbs]

[Foggy for most of day, thick fog in evening, noon temperature 79F]


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12 September 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

1.0am: Patrol returned.

2.30am: Raised steam in first picket boat.

5.0am: Hoisted out first picket boat.

7.0am: Salvage party returned.

7.15am: Hoisted in and drew fires in first picket boat.

8.40am: Landed Church parties, RC 27, Wesleyans 29, Presbyterians 19.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.40am: Divine Service.

11.30am: Church parties returned.

1.0pm: Special leave to POs [Petty Officers] and first part Port Watch till 6.30am.

6.30pm: Landed patrol.

11.50pm: Patrol returned. Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 8]


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13 September 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

3.0am: Raised steam in Steam pinnace.

7.0am: Landed Dockyard party.

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers.

am: Employed preparing for coaling and as requisite. Employed on board from Dockyard 2 hands.

10.15am: Dockyard party returned. Recovered hawser from stern mooring.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

5.15pm: Sailed HMS “Suffolk”.

pm: Read Warrant No165. Admonished Mr Richard Horne Gunner for that he being Warrant Officer responsible for the issue of grog did: 1 allow rum to be issued to a working party unmixed with water; 2 allow rum reserved for a working party to be stowed in an improper place. [signed] R Horne Gunner.

10.45pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Provisions received: 378 lbs, Bread 744 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 162.7 tons, Oil 159 tons]


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14 September 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

4.0am: Raised steam in Steam pinnace.

6.0am: Employed preparing for coaling.

9.40am: SS “Kilbride” came alongside.

10.20am: Commenced coaling.

4.15pm: Completed coaling - Received 655 tons.

5.50pm: SS “Kilbride” cast off.

pm: Employed cleaning ship.

6.30pm: Special leave to second part Port Watch till 6.30am.

10.0pm: Drew fires in Steam pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 14]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 373 lbs, Bread 686 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 801.5 tons, Oil 159 tons]


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15 September 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

4.0am: Raised steam in Steam pinnace.

am: Employed cleaning ship. Employed on board from Dockyard 2 hands.

7.0am: Landed Dockyard parties.

[Barometer Mercurial NZ 497 10ft above Sea level]

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrants Nos 166 to 171.

4.50pm: Special leave to first part Starboard Watch till 6.30am.

5.0pm: Dockyard parties returned.

6.40pm: Landed patrol.

8.0pm: Warrant No 172 read on board [HMS] “Charybdis”.

11.15pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 373 lbs, Bread 286 lbs]


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16 September 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

7.0am: Landed Dockyard parties.

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers.

am: Employed cleaning below, refitting and as requisite. Training class at instruction. Employed on board from Dockyard 2 hands.

1.0pm: Special leave to first Port Watch till 6.30am.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

5.30pm: Dockyard parties returned.

11.5pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 14]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 371 lbs, Bread 690 lbs]


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17 September 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

7.5am: Landed Dockyard parties.

am: Employed cleaning canvas gear and as requisite. Training class at instruction. Tested magazine flooding. Employed on board from Dockyard 2 hands. Read Warrant No 173.

4.20pm: Dockyard parties returned.

4.40pm: Special leave to second part Starboard Watch till 9.30pm.

6.40pm: Landed patrol.

9.30pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 376 lbs, Vegetables 500 lbs, Bread 683 lbs]


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18 September 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.33, Long -64.83 [estimated]

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

Draught forward 28’ 0”, Draught aft 27’ 6”.

4.0am: Raised steam for 9 knots.

7.0am: Landed Dockyard party.

am: Tested lifebuoys - Correct. Employed on board from Dockyard 2 hands.

8.46am: Weighed. 8.45am: Proceeded as requisite for berthing alongside Outer Camber Wall.

9.20am: Secured alongside. 5.75 fathoms forward, 5.5 fathoms aft least water. Let fires die out.

[Alongside Wall Outer Camber]

11.50am: Dockyard party returned.

pm: Employed cleaning ship.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read warrant Nos 174, 175.

4.30pm: Special leave to second part Port Watch till 10.0pm. Canteen leave to first part Port Watch till 10.0pm.

6.30pm: Landed patrol. Non swimmers under instruction.

8.0pm: Salvage party returned from “Charybdis”.

10.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 760 lbs, Vegetables 1150 lbs, Bread 1502 lbs]


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19 September 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.33, Long -64.83

[Alongside Outer Camber Wall]

9.30am: Divisions.

am: Landed Church parties. C of E [Church of England] attended Divine Service in Dockyard Church. RC 52, Wesleyans 51, Presbyterians 32.

11.40am: Church parties returned.

1.15pm: Special leave to first part Starboard Watch till 6.30am. Canteen leave to second part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

4.0pm: Quarters. Arrived HMS “Melbourne”.

6.45pm: Landed patrol.

11.20pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 12]


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20 September 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.33, Long -64.83

[Alongside Outer Camber Wall]

7.0am: Landed Dockyard parties.

am: Employed ranging cable on Dockyard wall, hauling up boats for refit, cleaning shell rooms and as requisite. Employed on board from Dockyard 12 hands.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 176.

4.5pm: Special leave to first part Port Watch till 6.30am. Canteen leave to second part Port Watch till 10.0pm. Non swimmers under instruction.

5.0pm: Dockyard parties returned.

6.45pm: Landed patrol.

10.45pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 372 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 676 lbs]

[Fine weather, noon temperature 80F]


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21 September 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.33, Long -64.83

[Alongside Outer Camber Wall]

7.0am: Landed working parties.

8.50am: Read Prayers.

am: Employed surveying cable and wire hawsers, scraping and painting chain lockers, refitting boats, drawing and returning stores and as requisite. Employed on board from Dockyard 12 hands.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.30pm: Special leave to second part Starboard Watch till 6.30am. Canteen leave to first part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

5.0pm: Working parties returned.

5.30pm: Let fires die out in auxiliary boiler. Tried Downton pumps. Non swimmers under instruction.

6.30pm: Landed patrol.

11.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 372 lbs, Bread 1110 lbs]


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22 September 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.33, Long -64.83

[Alongside Outer Camber Wall]

4.0am: Raised steam in Steam pinnace.

7.0am: Landed working parties.

am: Employed ranging cable on Dockyard wall, surveying ditto, scraping and painting chain lockers, refitting boats, scraping and redleading upperworks, and as requisite. Employed on board from Dockyard 12 hands.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.30pm: Special leave to second part Port Watch till 10.0pm.

5.0pm: Working parties returned.

6.45pm: Landed patrol.

7.30pm: Canteen leave to first part Port Watch till 10.0pm.

10.0pm: Drew fires in Steam pinnace.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 372 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 672 lbs]


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23 September 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.33, Long -64.83

[Alongside Outer Camber Wall]

7.0am: Landed working parties.

8.40am: Prayers.

am: Employed surveying cable, scraping and painting chain lockers, refitting boats, scraping and redleading upperworks, drawing stores and as requisite. Employed on board from Dockyard 12 hands.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 177.

4.40pm: Special leave to first part Starboard Watch till 6.30am.

5.0pm: Working parties returned. Non swimmers under instruction.

6.45pm: Landed patrol.

7.30pm: Canteen leave to second part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

11.20pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 372 lbs, Vegetables 1500 lbs, Bread 676 lbs]

[Rain and showers for most of day, noon temperature 74F]


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24 September 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.33, Long -64.83

[Alongside Outer Camber Wall]

7.0am: Landed Dockyard and working parties.

am: Employed surveying cable, scraping and painting chain lockers, refitting boats, scraping and redleading upperworks and as requisite. Employed on board from Dockyard 12 hands.

3.45pm: Drew fires in Steam pinnace.

4.10pm: Landed party to discharge “Ajax” [it is unclear which ship this might be].

4.30pm: Special leave to first part Port Watch till 10.0pm.

5.0pm: Working parties returned.

6.30pm: Landed patrol.

7.15pm: Working party returned.

7.30pm: Canteen leave to second part Port Watch till 10.0pm.

10.55pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 377 lbs, Vegetables 1500 lbs, Bread 676 lbs]


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25 September 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.33, Long -64.83

[Alongside Outer Camber Wall]

4.0am: Raised steam in Steam pinnace.

7.0am: Landed Dockyard parties.

am: Employed surveying cable, scraping and painting chain lockers, refitting boats, scraping and redleading upperworks, drawing stores and as requisite. Tested lifebuoys - Correct.

11.50am: Dockyard parties returned.

1.30pm: Special leave to second part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

5.0pm: Non swimmers under instruction.

6.50pm: Landed patrol.

7.30pm: Canteen leave to first part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

10.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 758 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 1380 lbs]


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26 September 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.33, Long -64.83

[Alongside Outer Camber Wall]

8.40am: Landed Church parties, RC 45, Wesleyans 56, Presbyterians 36.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.30am: Ship’s company attended Divine Service in Dockyard Church.

11.40am: Church parties returned.

1.30pm: Special leave to second part Port Watch till 6.30am.

6.45pm: Landed patrol.

7.30pm: Canteen leave to first part Port Watch till 10.0pm.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 11]


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27 September 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.33, Long -64.83

[[Note at top of page] For Sunday 26th See over leaf]

[Alongside Outer Camber Wall]

7.0am: Landed Dockyard parties.

am: Employed on board from Dockyard 13 hands. Employed ranging cable on Dockyard wall, embarking cable, refitting boats, scraping and painting upperworks and as requisite. Rejoined ship Lieutenant Commander CWE Whish and Sub Lieutenant C Low RNR. Gunnery class, 33 ratings, arrived from SS “Chigneto” [presumably “Chignecto” - listed here under previous name of Segura (1)] and accommodated on board [HMS] “Charybdis”.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

3.55pm: Read Warrant No 179.

4.30pm: Special leave to first part Starboard Watch till 6.30am.

5.0pm: Dockyard parties returned. Non swimmers under instruction.

6.45pm: Landed patrol.

7.30pm: Canteen [leave] to second part Starboard Watch till till [sic] 10.0pm.

11.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 381, Bread 714 lbs]


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28 September 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.33, Long -64.83

[Alongside Outer Camber Wall]

7.0am: Landed Dockyard parties.

8.40am: Prayers.

am: Employed surveying cable, scraping and painting chain lockers, refitting boats and as requisite. Employed on board from Dockyard 13 hands.

11.50am: Dockyard parties returned.

4.30pm: Special leave to first part Port Watch till 6.30am.

4.40pm: Read Warrants Nos 180, 181, 182.

6.30pm: Landed patrol.

7.30pm: Canteen leave to second part Port Watch till 10.0pm.

11.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 397 lbs, Vegetables 1600 lbs, Bread 714 lbs]


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29 September 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.33, Long -64.83

[Alongside Outer Camber Wall]

4.0am: Raised steam in Steam pinnace.

7.0am: Landed Dockyard party.

8.40am: Prayers.

am: Employed surveying cable, scraping and painting chain lockers, refitting boats, scraping and red leading upperworks and as requisite. Employed on board from Dockyard 12 hands.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

1.30pm: Special leave to second part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

pm: Employed preparing for coaling.

5.30pm: Read Warrant No 183.

6.45pm: Landed patrol.

7.30pm: Canteen leave to first part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

10.0pm: Patrol returned.

11.0pm: Drew fires in Steam pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 397 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 714 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 695.8 tons, Oil 159 tons]


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30 September 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.33, Long -64.83

[Alongside Outer Camber Wall]

am: Raised steam in one boiler for auxiliary purposes.

4.0am: Raised steam in Steam pinnace.

5.45am: Commenced coaling.

7.30am: Embarking cable.

9.30am: Completed coaling. Received 200 tons, coal for culinary purposes.

am: Employed cleaning ship.

0.25pm: Piped down.

3.0pm: Sent 9 ratings, Gunnery recording party to “Charybdis”.

4.0pm: Quarters.

4.30pm: Special leave to second part Port Watch till 6.30am.

6.45pm: Landed patrol.

7.30pm: Canteen leave to first part Port Watch till 10.0pm.

10.0pm: Drew fires in Steam pinnace.

11.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 370 lbs, Bread 714 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 884.6 tons, Oil 159 tons]



LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1915


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[Cover of Log for October 1915; “I certify that this is a complete copy of the original Log” (“a complete copy of” crossed through). Signed by Navigating Officer and Captain, as before]

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[Page for details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before, except:]

Barometer


Mercurial


Name of Maker and number

N and Z [Negretti and Zambra] 497

Height of cistern above sea

10ft

Error of Mercurial Barometer

+.03


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1 October 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.33, Long -64.83

[Alongside Outer Camber Wall]

2.30am: Raised steam in second picket boat.

4.0am: Raised steam in Steam pinnace.

am: Employed cleaning ship.

5.30am: Hoisted out second picket boat.

11.0am: Sent Lieutenant Commander R Stokes Rees to [HMS] “Charybdis”.

1.30pm: Landed Dockyard party.

3.50pm: Dockyard party returned.

4.30pm: Special leave to second part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

6.45pm: Landed patrol.

7.30pm: Canteen leave to first part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

9.30pm: Drew fires in second picket boat.

10.0pm: Patrol returned.

11.30pm: Steam pinnace employed on night patrol.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 402 lbs, Bread 720 lbs]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 80F]


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2 October 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.33, Long -64.83

[Alongside Outer Camber Wall]

4.0am: Raised steam in second picket boat.

am: Employed cleaning ship. Tested lifebuoys - Correct.

4.30pm: Special leave to second part Port Watch till 10.0pm.

5.0pm: Non swimmers under instruction.

7.30pm: Canteen leave to first part Port Watch till 10.0pm.

11.30pm: Steam pinnace employed on night patrol.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 813 lbs, Vegetables 2400 lbs, Bread 1440 lbs]


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3 October 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.33, Long -64.83

[Alongside Outer Camber Wall]

0.10am: Hoisted in and drew fires in second picket boat.

8.40am: Landed Church parties, RC 46, Wesleyans 53, Presbyterians 36.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.30am: Ship’s company attended Divine Service at Dockyard Church.

11.25am: Church parties returned.

1.30pm: Special leave to first part Starboard Watch till 6.30am.

6.30pm: Landed patrol.

7.30pm: Canteen leave to second part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

pm: Steam pinnace employed on night patrol.

11.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Provisions received: Vegetables 400 lbs]


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4 October 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.33, Long -64.83

[Alongside Outer Camber Wall]

7.0am: Landed Dockyard parties.

8.0am: Arrived HMS “Berwick”.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Employed on board from Dockyard 6 hands.

11.50am: Dockyard parties returned. Read Warrant No 184.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 185.

4.30pm: Special leave to first part Port Watch till 6.30am.

7.30pm: Canteen leave to second part Port Watch till 10.0pm.

10.15pm: Drew fires in Steam pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 407 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 724 lbs]


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5 October 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.33, Long -64.83

[Alongside Outer Camber Wall]

4.0am: Raised steam in Steam pinnace.

8.40am: Read Prayers.

am: Employed painting down aloft, surveying wire hawsers and rigging screws, refitting, and as requisite.

1.0pm: Landed Dockyard parties. Employed as in forenoon.

3.45pm: Dockyard parties returned.

4.30pm: Special leave to second part Starboard Watch till 6.30am.

5.0pm: Non swimmers under instruction.

6.15pm: Hoisted out first picket boat. Drew fires in and hoisted in Steam pinnace.

6.45pm: Landed patrol.

7.30pm: Canteen leave to first part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

11.0pm: Patrol returned.

11.55pm: Drew fires in first picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 392 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 714 lbs]


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6 October 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.33, Long -64.83

[Alongside Outer Camber Wall]

6.30am: Reported missing Private John A Charlick [name confirmed in log entry for next day as end of name off edge of page here] Ply E2974.

8.40am: Read Prayers.

9.0am: Landed provisioning party.

am: Employed painting ship. Class of Gun Layers from “Charybdis” at deflection teacher.

Noon: Provisioning party returned.

pm: Employed painting ship and provisioning ship.

4.30pm: Special leave to second part Port Watch till 10.0pm.

7.30pm: Canteen leave to first part Port Watch till 10.0pm.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 397 lbs, Bread 734 lbs]


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7 October 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.33, Long -64.83

[Alongside Outer Camber Wall]

6.0am: Employed cleaning ship and embarking provisions. Divers searching round ship.

8.0am: Recovered body of Private Charlick RMLI. [Entry on Casualty List: CHARLICK, John A, Private, RMLI, 2974 (Ply), Caesar, 6 October 1915, drowned in Bermuda]

8.45am: Read Prayers.

am: Employed painting ship. Divers examining submerged fittings. Class of Gun Layers from “Charybdis” at deflection teacher.

10.30am: Landed witnesses to attend inquest on the late Private Charlick RMLI.

0.15pm: Witnesses returned.

3.0pm: Landed party to attend funeral of the late Private Charlick RMLI.

4.15pm: Funeral party returned.

4.50pm: Special leave to first part Starboard Watch till 6.30am.

7.30pm: Canteen leave to second part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

9.30pm: Drew fires in first picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 397 lbs, Bread 734 lbs]


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8 October 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83 [estimated]

[Alongside Outer Camber Wall]

Draught forward 27’ 9”, Draught aft 28’ 0”.

2.0am: Raised steam for 9 knots.

4.0am: Raised steam in first picket boat.

8.40am: Read prayers.

9.30am: Cast off. Warped clear of wall.

9.38am: Proceeded as requisite into Grassy Bay.

9.52am: Came to with Port anchor in 8 fathoms veered six shackles. Let fires die out.

[At single anchor Grassy Bay [anchor bearings]: abeam starboard South Breakwater S64W, North Breakwater Elbow N89W, Ireland Point N52W]

am: Employed painting ship and as requisite. Class of Gun Layers from “Charybdis” at deflection teacher.

pm: Employed as in forenoon and bringing boats off from Dockyard.

4.15pm: Arrived HMS “Suffolk”.

4.40pm: Special leave to first part Port Watch till 9.30pm.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 397 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 734 lbs]


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9 October 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

am: Employed on board from Dockyard 28 hands.

8.30am: Landed Dockyard party.

am: Court of Inquiry to enquire into circumstances of death of the late Private Charlick RMLI held on board under presidency of Captain AH Williamson RN.

0.20pm: Special leave to second part Starboard Watch till 9.30pm.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrants Nos 186, 187, 188.

6.45pm: Landed patrol.

9.30pm: Patrol returned.

11.50pm: Drew fires in first picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 794, Vegetables 1600 lbs, Bread 826 lbs]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 79F]


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10 October 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

8.30am: Landed Church parties, RC 43, Wesleyans 32, Presbyterians 27.

10.20am: Held Divine Service.

11.30am: Church parties returned.

1.30pm: Special leave to second part Port Watch till 6.30am.

6.40pm: Landed patrol.

9.45pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 12]


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11 October 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

8.30am: Landed Dockyard party.

9.10am: Divisions - Read prayers.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Y group 6 inch guns at divisional drill. Control and TS [Transmitting Station] parties at ditto. Employed on board from Dockyard 26 workmen. Gunnery class - 45 ratings - arrived per SS “Chaudiere” and accommodated in “Charybdis”.

5.0pm: Dockyard party returned.

10.0pm: Boats moored in camber for the night.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 392 lbs, Bread 754 lbs]

[North easterly wind force 4 to 5 in am, force 4 to 3 in pm. Weather fine, noon temperature 78F]


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12 October 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

8.40am: Landed Dockyard parties.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. B Group 6 inch TS and Control parties at divisional drill. Employed on board Dockyard 24 hands.

pm: Discharged (lent) to RN Barracks Mr W Chapman Gunner.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrants Nos 189 and 190.

4.30pm: Special leave to first part Port Watch till 6.30am.

5.0pm: Dockyard parties returned.

6.40pm: Landed patrol.

9.40pm: Patrol returned.

Midnight: Drew fires in first picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 413 lbs, Vegetables 600 lbs, Bread 754 lbs]


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13 October 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

3.30am: Raised steam in first Picket boat.

8.10am: Landed Dockyard party.

9.10am: Divisions. Read Prayers.

am: Landed witnesses to attend inquest on death of the late Private Charlick RMLI. Employed refitting and as requisite. Gun Layers at deflection teacher. Boats exercising under sail. Employed on board from Dockyard 26 workmen.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrants Nos 193 and 194.

4.30pm: Special leave to second part Starboard Watch till 9.30pm.

4.45pm: Dockyard party returned.

6.30pm: Landed patrol

9.30pm: Patrol returned.

11.0pm: Boats moored in camber for the night.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 412 lbs, Vegetables 1100 lbs, Bread 748 lbs]


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14 October 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

8.40am: Landed Dockyard party.

9.10am: Divisions - Read prayers.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Employed on board from Dockyard 23 workmen. B and Y Groups at divisional drill. Gun Layers at deflection teacher.

11.0am: Arrived HMS “Leviathan”.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

1.30pm: Special leave to second part Port Watch till 6.30am.

4.0pm: Quarters.

4.25pm: Dockyard party returned.

6.0pm: Landed patrol.

10.45pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 417 lbs, Vegetables 600 lbs, Bread 746 lbs]


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15 October 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

7.0am: Read Warrants Nos 191, 192.

am: Exercised Night defence Stations. Employed cleaning canvas gear and as requisite. Employed on board from Dockyard 22 hands.

4.30pm: Special leave to first part Starboard Watch till 6.30am.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 752 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 1346 lbs]


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16 October 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

8.0am: Fired one gun. Court Martial held on board ship under presidency of Captain Lowther Crofton DSO RN.

1.15pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0pm.

1.30pm: Court Martial concluded.

3.50pm: Landed patrol.

7.20pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 502 lbs, Bread 890 lbs]


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17 October 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

8.30am: Landed Church parties, RC 46, Presbyterians 21, Wesleyans 39.

9.30am: Divisions - Prayers.

10.30am: Divine Service.

11.30am: Vice Admiral Sir George E Patey KCVO RN came on board.

11.45am: C in C [Commander in Chief] left ship.

1.15pm: Special leave to second part Starboard Watch till 6.30am.

4.0pm: Quarters. Discharged to [HMS] “Berwick” Captain Brockett Pugh RMLI for passage to England. Joined ship from “Berwick” Midshipmen RW Wood, WR Beech, HW Soulsby, HE Reid, D StG Lindsay, JS Critchley, CRH Taylor, JC Edwards RCN and Naval Instructor DA Robinson RCN [Royal Canadian Navy].

[Number on sick list: 8]


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18 October 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

4.0am: Raised steam in first picket boat.

6.40am: Drew fires in second picket boat.

8.40am: Landed Dockyard party.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Transmitting station and Control parties at exercise.

4.5pm: Sailed HMS “Berwick”.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 757 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 1346 lbs]


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19 October 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

7.0am: Read Warrant No 195.

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers.

9.20am: Landed Dockyard party.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Gun Layers 2 and 3 at deflection teacher. Midshipmen from “Leviathan” under instruction.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.0pm: Quarters.

4.40pm: Special leave to first part Starboard Watch till 6.30am.

4.45pm: Dockyard party returned.

5.0pm: Non swimmers under instruction.

6.30pm: Landed patrol.

9.35pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 422 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 746 lbs]


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[Partly filled in but crossed through log page for 19 October, 1915, with note “See previous page”, initialled ECS]


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20 October 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

0.15am: Drew fires in first picket boat.

4.30am: Raised steam in first picket boat.

7.0am: Landed Dockyard party.

9.10am: Divisions - Read prayers.

9.20am: Landed target party.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Midshipmen from “Leviathan” under instruction.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

2.30pm: Sailed HMS “Suffolk”.

4.0pm: Quarters.

5.0pm: Non swimmers under instruction.

11.20pm: Drew fires in first picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 422 lbs, Vegetables 800 lbs, Bread 750 lbs]

[Showers until 4pm, noon temperature 79F]


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21 October 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

3.45am: Raised steam in second picket boat.

6.30am: Hoisted out second picket boat. Raised steam in first picket boat.

9.0am: Landed Dockyard party.

am: Employed painting ship below, refitting and as requisite. Class of Gun Layers from “Charybdis” at deflection teacher.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

1.15pm: Special leave to second part Starboard Watch till 6.30am.

5.0pm: Dockyard party returned.

6.0pm: Landed patrol.

11.15pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 392 lbs, Vegetables 600 lbs, Bread 750 lbs]


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22 October 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

7.0am: Landed Dockyard party.

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers.

am: Employed cleaning ship below and as requisite. Control, Transmitting station and sight setters at drill. Class of Gun Layers from “Charybdis” under instruction. Midshipmen from “Leviathan” under instruction.

11.25am: Hoisted in first picket boat.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.0pm: Quarters.

4.30pm: Special leave to second part Port Watch till 7.0pm and POs till 10.0pm.

5.0pm: Non swimmers under instruction.

10.30pm: Drew fires in second picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 422 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 750 lbs]


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23 October 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

3.45am: Raised steam in second picket boat.

am: Employed cleaning ship. Tested lifebuoys - Correct.

4.40pm: Special leave to first part Starboard Watch till 7.0pm and POs till 10.0pm.

4.55pm: Landed patrol.

7.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 507 lbs, Vegetables 1600 lbs, Bread 900 lbs]


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24 October 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

8.20am: Landed church parties, RC 47, Wesleyans and Presbyterians 68.

9.30am: Divisions.

9.35am: Vice Admiral Sir George E Patey KCVO RN came on board.

10.15am: C in C left.

10.35am: Divine Service.

11.40am: Church parties returned.

1.15pm: Special leave to first part Port Watch till 6.30am.

4.40pm: Landed patrol.

9.45pm: Patrol returned.

11.55pm: Drew fires in second picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Weather fine after early showers, noon temperature 73F]


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25 October 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

3.30am: Raised steam in second picket boat.

9.25am: Exercised Physical drill.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Boats exercising under sail. Midshipmen from “Leviathan” at instruction. Class of Gun Layers from “Charybdis” at deflection teacher.

4.30pm: Special leave to second part Starboard Watch till 6.30am.

6.0pm: Landed patrol.

9.30pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 762 lbs, Bread 1346 lbs]


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26 October 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

8.40am: Landed Dockyard party.

9.10am: Divisions - Read prayers.

9.20am: Exercised physical drill.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. After turret with magazine and shell room parties at divisional drill. Gun Layers III at deflection teacher. Midshipmen from Leviathan at instruction. Class of Gun Layers from Charybdis at instruction.

Noon: Dockyard party returned.

pm: Employed cleaning ship and as requisite.

4.0pm: Quarters. Rejoined from hospital Lieutenant Mark Roach RN.

4.30pm: Special leave to second part Port Watch till 6.30am.

5.0pm: Landed patrol. Non swimmers under instruction.

8.45pm: Patrol returned.

11.45pm: Drew fires in second picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 442 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 758 lbs]


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27 October 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

2.45am: Raised steam in first picket boat.

4.0am: Raised steam in second picket boat.

5.30am: Hoisted out first picket boat.

am: Employed cleaning ship. Discharged to RN Hospital Engineer Lieutenant TC Armstrong. Midshipmen from “Leviathan” at instruction.

9.10am: Divisions - Read prayers. Exercised physical drill.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Fore turret with magazine and shell room parties at divisional drill. Picket boats exercising torpedo practice from dropping gear. Divers at monthly exercise. Class of Gun Layers from “Charybdis” at deflection teacher.

4.40pm: Special leave to first part Starboard Watch till 7.0pm.

5.0pm: Landed patrol.

7.0pm: Patrol returned.

Midnight: Drew fires in second picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 422 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 760 lbs]


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28 October 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

8.40am: Landed Dockyard parties.

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers - Exercised Physical drill.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Picket boats exercising sweeping practice. Marines at heavy gun drill. Sightsetters, TS [Transmitting Station] and Control stations at drill. Class of Gun Layers from “Charybdis” under instruction. Midshipmen from “Leviathan” under instruction.

11.45am: Dockyard parties returned.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

1.30pm: Special leave to first part Port Watch till 6.30pm.

4.0pm: Quarters. Rigged night defence.

4.30pm: Landed patrol.

7.0pm: Darkened ship. Third Section manned night defence stations.

7.25pm: Picket boats carried out a night attack on ship with dropping gear. Burning search lights as requisite.

8.0pm: Completed exercise.

8.15pm: Drew fires in second picket boat.

9.40pm: Patrol returned.

11.50pm: Drew fires in first picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 422 lbs, Vegetables 1600 lbs, Bread 754 lbs]


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29 October 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

5.15am: Raised steam in picket boats.

9.10am: Divisions - Read prayers. 9.20am: Exercised General Quarters. 10.10am: Secured.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Picket boats exercising torpedo practise from dropping gear. Class of Gun Layers from “Charybdis” under instruction. Midshipmen from “Leviathan” under instruction.

1.30pm: Landed Dockyard party.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.30pm: Special leave to second part Starboard Watch till 7.0pm.

5.0pm: Dockyard party returned.

8.0pm: Picket [boats] exercised torpedo practice from dropping gear.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 422 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 754 lbs]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 83F]


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30 October 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

1.0am: Drew fires in first picket boat.

5.25am: Hoisted in first picket boat.

am: Employed cleaning ship. Tested lifebuoys - Correct.

4.0pm: Quarters.

4.30pm: Special leave to second part Port Watch till 7.0pm.

4.45pm: Landed patrol.

7.15pm: Patrol returned.

11.50pm: Drew fires in second picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 507 lbs, Bread 988 lbs]


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31 October 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

8.30am: Landed RC Church party - 40.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.15am: Divine Service.

10.40am: Church party returned.

1.0pm: Special leave to first part Starboard Watch till 6.30am.

4.30pm: Landed patrol.

9.40pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 9]



LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1915


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[Cover of Log for November 1915 - as before]

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[Page with details of Barometer and Thermometers - as before]


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1 November 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

6.0am: Landed RC Church party - 31 [presumably because this was All Saints Day].

7.30am: Church party returned.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Boats exercising under sail. Class of Gun Layers from “Charybdis” under instruction. Midshipmen from “Leviathan” under instruction. Fore turret quarters at divisional drill.

2.30pm: Paid monthly advance.

4.40pm: Special leave to second part Port Watch till 6.30am.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 762 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 1354 lbs]


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2 November 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

8.40am: Landed Dockyard parties.

9.20am: Exercised physical drill.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. After turret quarters at divisional drill. Divers at monthly exercise. Gun Layers at deflection teacher. Class of Gun Layers from “Charybdis” under instruction. Midshipmen from “Leviathan” under instruction.

11.50am: Dockyard party returned.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 295 [should be 195].

4.30pm: Special leave to second part Starboard Watch till 6.30am.

4.50pm: Landed patrol.

10.30pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 422 lbs, Vegetables 1800 lbs, Bread 754 lbs]


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3 November 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

8.40am: Landed Dockyard party.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Y Group at divisional drill. Gun Layers at deflection teacher. Class of Gun Layers from “Charybdis” under instruction. Midshipmen from “Leviathan” under instruction.

11.15am: Dockyard parties returned.

11.40am: Read Warrant No 196.

0.30pm: Non swimmers under instruction.

4.30pm: Special leave to first part Port Watch till 6.30am and second part Port Watch till 11.0pm.

4.40pm: Landed patrol.

5.0pm: Non swimmers under instruction.

11.20pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 422 lbs, Vegetables 600 lbs, Bread 742 lbs]


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4 November 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. A and X groups Control and Transmitting quarters and sight setters at divisional drill. Midshipmen from “Leviathan” under instruction.

11.10am: Read Warrant No 197.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

1.15pm: Special leave to first part Starboard Watch till 6.30am.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 422 lbs, Vegetables 748 lbs, Bread 600 lbs]


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5 November 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

3.0am: Raised steam in first picket boat.

7.55am: Arrived HMS “Cumberland”.

8.40am: Landed Dockyard party.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. A and X Groups at divisional drills. Stokers exercised at small arm drill. Class of Gun Layers from “Charybdis” under instruction. Midshipmen from “Leviathan” under instruction.

11.40am: Dockyard party retuned.

Noon: Read Warrant No 198.

4.30pm: Special leave to second part Port Watch till 10.0pm.

7.15pm: Drew fires in second picket boat.

Midnight: Drew fires in first picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 426 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 748 lbs]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 72F]


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6 November 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

5.0am: Raised steam in first picket boat.

8.40am: Hoisted in second picket boat.

am: Tested lifebuoys - Correct.

pm: Employed cleaning ship.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 200 [text crossed through in red] Cancelled [in red ink].

4.30pm: Special leave to second part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

10.0pm: Patrol returned.

Midnight: Drew fires in first picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 515 lbs, Vegetables 800 lbs, Bread 884 lbs]


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7 November 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

8.30am: Landed Presbyterian Church party - 19.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.25am: Divine Service.

10.30am: Church party returned.

1.0pm: Special leave to first part Port Watch till 7.0am.

3.45pm: Landed patrol.

4.0pm: Quarters.

10.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Weather becoming squally in late evening, north westerly wind force 4 or 5, with lightning]


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8 November 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

0.30am: Sent picket boat into camber.

9.10am: Divisions - Read prayers.

9.25am: Exercised physical drill.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Fore turret quarters at divisional drill. Gun Layers and trainers at deflection teacher. Midshipmen from “Leviathan” under instruction. Examination for rank of Engineer Lieutenant Commander held on board under the presidency of Engineer Captain GC Ba~ [name off edge of page].

pm: Gunnery class 147 ratings arrived per SS “Chaleur” and accomodated on board “Charybdis”. Joined ship Captain SA Stodde~[name off edge of page] RMLI and Temporary Sub Lieutenant HT Hankins RNR. Employed as in forenoon.

9.30pm: Sent picket boat into camber.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 762 lbs, Bread 1478 lbs]

[A squally day with north westerly winds force 4-5 for most of time, showers through middle of day, noon temperature 67F]


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9 November 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. B and Y groups at divisional drill. Range finder operators at exercise. Acting STs [Seaman Torpedomen, probably] at instruction.

pm: Employed as in forenoon. First Aid class at instruction. Class of Gun Layers from “Charybdis” at instruction.

4.30pm: Special leave to second part Port Watch till 7.0am.

5.0pm: Non swimmers under instruction.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 494, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 878 lbs]


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10 November 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

8.0am: Fired one gun.

8.30am: Landed target party.

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers - Exercised physical drill.

9.30am: Court martial opened on board under presidency of Captain Marcus R Hill.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Class of Gun Layers from “Charybdis” under instruction. Gun Layers at deflection teacher. Training class at instruction.

Noon: Target party returned.

1.0pm: Court martial closed.

4.30pm: Special leave to second part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm. Landed patrol.

10.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 494 lbs, Bread 878 lbs]


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11 November 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

8.40am: Landed target party.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Training class at instruction. Midshipmen from “Leviathan” under instruction. Class of Gun Layers from “Charybdis” under instruction.

11.20am: Arrived HMS “Carnarvon”.

1.0pm: Special leave to first part Port Watch till 7.0am.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

6.0pm: Prepared ship for coaling.

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 494 lbs, Vegetables 1200 lbs, Bread 858 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 338.3 tons, Oil 159 tons]


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12 November 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

0.20am: Drew fires in first picket boat.

4.0am: Raised steam in first picket boat.

6.0am: Employed preparing for coaling.

6.45am: SS “Tyninghame” berthed alongside.

8.0am: Commenced coaling.

2.40pm: Completed coaling - Received [blank] tons.

pm: Employed cleaning ship.

4.30pm: SS “Tyninghame” cast off.

5.0pm: Special leave to first part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 494 lbs, Bread 878 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1020.9 tons, Oil 159 tons]


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13 November 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

7.25am: Sailed HMS “Cumberland”.

am: Tested lifebuoys - Correct.

4.0pm: Quarters - Read Warrant No 199.

4.30pm: Special leave to second part Port watch till 10.0pm.

5.30pm: Landed patrol.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.

Midnight: Drew fires in first picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 658 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 1100 lbs]


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14 November 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

5.30am: Raised steam in first picket boat.

8.0am: Landed Church parties, RC 37, Wesleyans 63.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.20am: Divine Service.

11.45am: Church parties returned.

1.0pm: Special leave to second part Starboard Watch till 7.0am.

3.45pm: Landed patrol.

4.0pm: Quarters.

10.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 80F]


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15 November 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

0.5am: Drew fires in first picket boat.

2.30am: Raised steam in second picket boat.

5.25am: Hoisted out second picket boat.

8.0am: Fired one gun.

8.35am: Landed target party.

9.10am: Divisions - Read prayers. 9.25am: Exercised physical drill.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Midshipmen from “Leviathan” under instruction. Training class under instruction.

10.0am: Court Martial opened on board under the presidency of Captain MR Hill RN.

11.30am: Court martial closed.

4.0pm: Quarters. 4.10pm: Read Warrant No 200.

4.30pm: Special leave to first part Port Watch till 7.0am.

pm: Discharged to “Leviathan” Mr DA Robinson Naval Instructor RCN [Royal Canadian Navy].

6.0pm: Hoisted in first picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 498 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 880 lbs]


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16 November 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Training class at instruction. Testing turrets for service firing.

4.0pm: Quarters. Non swimmers under instruction.

4.30pm: Special leave to first part Starboard Watch till 7.0am.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 494 lbs, Vegetables 1200 lbs, Bread 878 lbs]

[Weather fine in am, rain in evening, noon temperature 76F]


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17 November 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

8.40am: Landed Dockyard parties.

am: Employed preparing for embarking ammunition and as requisite. Training class at instruction. Acting Seaman Gunners at instruction. Discharged to [HMS] “Charybdis” the Reverend FW Woods Chaplain.

11.50am: Dockyard parties returned.

1.0pm: Special leave to second part Port Watch till 7.0am.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

pm: Discharged to [HMS] “Suffolk” Lieutenant Cyril Shaw.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 844 lbs, Vegetables 5000 lbs, Bread 1478 lbs]

[Rain in am, fine in pm]


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18 November 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

7.50am: SS “Cayo Domingo” secured alongside.

8.10am: Landed Dockyard parties.

am and pm: Employed embarking ammunition and provisions.

11.45am: Dockyard parties returned.

4.30pm: Special leave to second part Starboard Watch till 7.0am.

4.50pm: Landed patrol.

9.0pm: Discontinued embarking ammunition.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 498 lbs, Vegetables 1200 lbs, Bread 884 lbs]


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19 November 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

5.30am: Employed embarking ammunition and cleaning ship.

6.50am: Sailed HMS “Carnarvon”.

8.40am: Landed target party.

10.0am: Completed with ammunition.

10.10am: SS “Cayo Domingo” cast off.

am: Embarking target rafts.

Noon: Target parties returned.

pm: Employed hoisting in boats, preparing for sea and as requisite. Sent to Charybdis Mr E Williams Gunner T. Non swimmers under instruction. Embarked Lieutenant Commander RE Stokes Rees, Lieutenant R Godsell and Gunnery class of 197 ratings. Rejoined ship Mr DA Robinson Naval Instructor.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 498 lbs, Vegetables 1200 lbs, Bread 1120 lbs]


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20 November 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.38, Long -64.71 [very rough estimate as no position information given]

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

Draught forward 28’ 8”, Draught aft 28’ 6”.

2.0am: Raised steam for 9 knots.

6.45am: Weighed. 6.50am: Proceeded 54 revs, course as requisite for leaving Grassy Bay and passing into Murray’s Anchorage.

8.0am: Sent signalman to tug “Powerful”. Took firing station on ditto and proceeded as requisite for passing up and down a line N55E, S55W between No 12 Fairway and No 13 buoys.

8.30am: Commenced aiming rifle practice by Gunnery Class.

am: Employed cleaning ship. Tested lifebuoys - Correct.

3.55pm: Completed aiming rifle practice. Sent target party to repair targets.

4.25pm: Ditto returned with signalman.

4.30pm: Proceeded full speed, course as requisite for passing into Grassy Bay.

5.35pm: Engines as requisite. 5.40pm: Came to with Port anchor in 8.5 fathoms veered 6 shackles. Let fires dies out.

[At single anchor Grassy Bay [anchor bearings]: Ireland Island Flagstaff N53W, abeam starboard South Breakwater phi [symbol] Hospital Flagstaff S67W, abeam port Lap Store phi Head of Lare Light S1E]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 112 lbs, Bread 160 lbs]

[South westerly wind force 3 to 4 all day, heavy rain at noon, when temperature 71F]


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21 November 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83 [estimated]

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

3.0am: Raised steam in second picket boat.

5.25am: Hoisted out second picket boat.

8.30am: Landed Church parties, RCs 62, Wesleyans 36, Presbyterians 26.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.30am: Divine Service.

11.45am: Church parties returned.

1.15pm: Special leave to second part Port Watch till 7.0pm.

4.0pm: Quarters.

4.30pm: Landed patrol.

7.20pm: Patrol returned.

Midnight: Drew fires in second picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 435 lbs, Bread 900 lbs]


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22 November 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.38, Long -64.71 [very rough estimate as no position information given]

Draught forward 28’ 6”, Draught aft 28’ 6”.

2.0am: Raised steam for 9 knots.

3.0am: Raised steam in second picket boat.

4.30am: Employed cleaning ship. Sent second picket boat to [HMS] “Leviathan”.

6.45am: Weighed - Engines as requisite. 6.50am: Proceeded 54 revs, course as requisite for passing into Murray’s anchorage.

7.36am: Stopped and as requisite. Hoisted out pinnace and sent ditto to tug “Powerful” with target party and range keeping Officer.

7.50am: Proceeded as requisite for passing up and down a line N54E, S54W between No 13 and No 12 Fairway buoys.

8.10am: Commenced 12 pounder practice by Gunnery class.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Training classes at instruction.

11.50am: Completed 12 pounder practice.

Noon: Commenced sub calibre practice by Gunnery class.

2.0pm: Completed sub calibre practise. Sent recording party to tug.

2.41pm: Commenced superimposed turret practice by Gunnery class.

4.10pm: Discontinued practice. Proceeded as requisite for coming to anchor.

4.20pm: Came to with Starboard anchor in 10 fathoms veered 5.5 shackles. Banked fires. Pinnace returned with target and recording parties and range keeping Officer. Hoisted in ditto.

[At single anchor Murray’s Anchorage [anchor bearings]: St Catherine’s Fort S58E, Fort George Flagstaff S2W, Sugar Loaf S41W]

9.0pm: Arrived per SS “Chignecto” and accomodated on board “Charybdis” Gunnery class of 78 ratings.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 505 lbs, Bread 1005 lbs]


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23 November 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.38, Long -64.71 [very rough estimate as no position information given]

[At single anchor Murray’s Anchorage]

2.0am: Raised steam for 9 knots.

5.25am: Landed target party.

7.0am: Hoisted out pinnace. Sent ditto to tug “Powerful” with recording party and range keeping Officer.

7.5am: Weighed - Engines as requisite.

7.30am: Picket boat rejoined with mails. Hoisted in and drew fires in ditto.

7.40am: Took firing station on tug and proceeded as requisite for passing up and down a line N54E, S54W between Nos 12 Fairway and No 13 buoy.

7.50am: Commenced 6 inch service practice by Gunnery class and continued superimposed turret practice.

10.40am: Completed latter.

pm: Employed refitting boats and as requisite. Training classes at instructions.

4.55pm: Discontinued practice. Proceeded as requisite for coming to anchor.

5.8pm: Came to with Starboard anchor in 10 fathoms veered 6 shackles. Banked fires.

5.30pm: Pinnace returned with parties. Hoisted in ditto.

[At single anchor Murray’s Anchorage [anchor bearings]: St Catherine’s Fort S57.5E, Fort George Flagstaff S3W, Sugar Loaf S42W]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 545 lbs, Bread 1060 lbs]


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24 November 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.38, Long -64.71 [very rough estimate as no position information given]

[At single anchor Murray’s Anchorage]

2.0am: Raised steam for 9 knots.

6.0am: Landed target party. Employed cleaning ship.

6.50am: Hoisted out pinnace and sent ditto to tug “Powerful” with recording party and range keeping Officer.

7.0am: Weighed. Took station on tug and proceeded as requisite for carrying out practices.

[As requisite to passing up and down a line N54E, S54W between No 12 Fairway and No 13 buoys]

7.45am: Resumed 6 inch service practice by Gunnery class.

9.0am: Sailed HMS “Leviathan”.

10.45am: Discontinued 6 inch practice.

11.30am: Commenced 12 inch service practice by Gunnery class.

[Barometer and thermometers unshipped at noon]

3.20pm: Discontinued practice. Proceeded as requisite for coming to anchor.

3.35pm: Came to with Starboard anchor in 10 fathoms veered 6 shackles. Banked fires.

[At single anchor Murray’s Anchorage [anchor bearings]: St Catherine’s Fort S58E, Fort George Flagstaff S2W, Sugar Loaf S42W]

4.0pm: Quarters.

4.30pm: Pinnace returned with target and recording parties and range keeping Officer. Hoisted in ditto.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 550 lbs, Bread 1060 lbs]


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25 November 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.39, Long -64.68 [estimated]

[At single anchor Murray’s Anchorage]

2.0am: Raised steam for 9 knots.

8.0am: Banked fires at one hour’s notice.

9.10am: Divisions - Read prayers.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Training class at instruction. Control and transmitting parties at exercise. Gunnery class cleaning out guns.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

4.0pm: Quarters.

8.0pm: Set anchor watch.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 555 lbs, Vegetables 800 lbs, Bread 1060 lbs]

[Squally north westerly wind force 3-4 to 6 during day, showers in middle of day, noon temperature 63F]


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26 November 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83 [estimated]

[At single anchor Murray’s Anchorage]

Draught forward 28’ 0”, Draught aft 27’ 10”.

2.0am: Raised steam for 9 knots.

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers - Exercised physical drill.

am: Raised steam in second picket boat. Employed restowing magazines, refitting and as requisite. Training class at instruction.

10.5am: Weighed. Proceeded 54 revs, course as requisite for passing into Grassy Bay.

10.25am: Increased to full speed.

11.16am: Stopped and as requisite. 11.20am: Came to with Starboard anchor in 8 fathoms veered 6 shackles. Let fires die out.

pm: Hoisted out second picket boat. Employed embarking ammunition and disembarking empty cases. Training class at instruction. Rejoined ship Engineer Lieutenant H Armstrong.

[At single anchor Grassy Bay [anchor bearings]: Stag Rock Beacon S38W, abeam starboard North Breakwater N77W, Ireland Point Flagstaff N24W]

11.50pm: Second picket boat proceeded into camber and drew fires.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 495 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 960 lbs]

[North westerly wind force 5 to 6 all day, weather mostly fine, noon temperature 68F]


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27 November 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

am: Employed cleaning ship. Discharged to SS “Caraquet” for passage to England Mr A Skinnard acting mate and Gunnery class of 121 ratings. Tested lifebuoys - Correct.

0.15pm: Sailed HMS “Suffolk”.

3.30pm: Hoisted out pinnace.

4.30pm: Special leave to first part Port Watch till 10.0pm.

4.45pm: Landed patrol.

11.50pm: Drew fires in second picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 495 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 960 lbs]

[North westerly wind force 3 to 4 for most of day]


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28 November 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

3.0am: Raised steam in second picket boat.

8.30am: Landed Church parties, RC 55, Wesleyans 53, Presbyterians 28.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.15am: Divine Service.

11.30am: Church parties returned.

1.0pm: Special leave to first part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

11.50pm: Drew fires in second picket boat.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 605 lbs, Vegetables 4000 lbs, Bread 1120 lbs]


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29 November 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.38, Long -64.71 [very rough estimate as no position information given]

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

Draught forward 27’ 8”, Draught aft 28’ 3”.

3.40am: Raised steam in second picket boat.

9.30am: Drew fires in and hoisted in second picket boat.

10.12am: Weighed - Engines as requisite. 10.22am: Proceeded 54 revs, course as requisite for passing into Murray’s anchorage.

10.39am: Reduced to 42 revs. 10.52am: Increased to 54 revs.

11.15am: Stopped and as requisite. Hoisted out pinnace and sent ditto to tug “Powerful” with range keeping Officer, recording and target parties.

11.50am: Proceeded as requisite for carrying out practices.

11.55am: Resumed 12 inch service practice by Gunnery class.

[Barometer and thermometers unshipped at noon and 4pm]

[As requisite for passing up and down as line N54E - S54W between Nos 13 and 12 Fairway buoys]

5.5pm: Discontinued practice - Proceeded as requisite for coming to anchor.

5.25pm: Came to with Starboard anchor in 9.5 fathoms veered 6 shackles. Banked fires.

6.0pm: Pinnace returned with parties. Hoisted in ditto. Read Warrants Nos 201, 202, 203, 204.

[At single anchor Murray’s Anchorage [anchor bearings]: St Catherine’s Fort S89E, Fort George Flagstaff S39E, Sugar Loaf S27.5W]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 520 lbs, Bread 910 lbs]


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30 November 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.38, Long -64.71 [very rough estimate as no position information given]

[At single anchor Murray’s Anchorage]

5.30am: Hoisted out pinnace.

7.0am: Sent ditto to tug “Powerful” with parties. Employed cleaning ship.

7.22am: Weighed. Took station on tug and proceeded as requisite for carrying out practices.

[Barometer and thermometers unshipped at 8am]

7.45am: Resumed 12 inch practice by Gunnery class.

8.40am: Discontinued ditto.

9.5am: Read prayers.

9.20am: Commenced 6 inch service practice by Gunnery class. Raised steam in second picket boat.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Training classes at instruction,

[As requisite for passing up and down a line N54E, S54W between No 13 and No 12 Fairway buoys]

0.2pm: Discontinued practice.

0.10pm: Proceeded 42 revs, course as requisite for passing into Grassy Bay.

1.12pm: Engines as requisite. 1.20pm: Came to with Starboard anchor in 8.5 fathoms veered 6 shackles. Let fires die out. Hoisted out second picket boat.

[At single anchor Grassy Bat [anchor bearings]: abeam port South Mole S78W, Shears N58W, Ireland Point Flagstaff N20W]

pm: Employed embarking ammunition and as requisite.

2.10pm: Pinnace returned with parties. Landed target party.

3.50pm: Target party returned.

4.0pm: Special leave to second part Starboard Watch till 7.0am.

4.15pm: Landed patrol. Sent Gunnery class 60 ratings to “Charybdis”.

10.45pm: Drew fires in second picket boat.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 805 lbs, Vegetables 800 lbs, Bread 1460 lbs]



LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1915


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[Cover of Log for December 1915; “I certify that this is a complete copy of the original Log” (“a complete copy of” crossed through). Signed by Navigating Officer and Captain, as before]

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[Page with details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 December 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

6.0am: Employed cleaning ship and embarking ammunition.

8.40am: Landed Dockyard parties.

9.10am: Arrived HMS “Isis”.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Embarking ammunition and returning empty cases. Received from “Isis” Mirone Fouxe, a subject of doubtful nationality, for safe custody.

11.40am: Dockyard parties returned.

pm: Paid monthly advance. Employed as in forenoon.

4.0pm: Quarters. Non swimmers under instruction.

4.30pm: Special leave to second part Port Watch till 9.0pm:

4.45pm: Landed patrol.

7.0pm: Embarked Gunnery class 96 ratings.

9.15pm: Patrol returned.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 475 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 910 lbs]


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2 December 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.38, Long -64.71 [very rough estimate as no position information given]

[A fairly typical day of gunnery practice, in usual place off Murray’s Anchorage, with tug “Powerful”, departing at 7.54am, returning at 5.10pm. Only key events recorded here]

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

8.0am: Commenced 1 inch aiming rifle practice by Gunnery class.

11.50am: Completed 1 inch aiming rifle practice.

11.58am: Commenced 12 pounder practice by Gunnery class.

3.50pm: Completed 12 pounder practice. Sent recording party to tug.

4.10pm: Commenced superimposed turret practice by Gunnery class.

5.0pm: Discontinued practice. Proceeded as requisite for coming to anchor.

[At single anchor Murray’s Anchorage [anchor bearings]: St Catherine’s Point S65.5E, Fort George Flagstaff S13E, Sugar Loaf S30W]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 84 lbs, Bread 160 lbs]


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3 December 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.38, Long -64.71 [very rough estimate as no position information given]

[Another typical day of gunnery practice, in usual place off Murray’s Anchorage, with tug “Powerful”, departing at 7.55am, returning at 3.15pm. Only key events recorded here]

[At single anchor Murray’s Anchorage]

6.0am: Hoisted out first picket boat. Sent ditto to Grassy Bay for mails.

8.25am: Resumed superimposed turret practice by Gunnery class.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Gunnery and Torpedo training classes at instruction.

10.40am: Completed superimposed turret practice.

11.55am: Commenced 12 inch service practice by Gunnery class.

1.15pm: Discontinued practice.

[At single anchor Grassy Bay [anchor bearings]: Ireland Point Flagstaff N5W, Chimney phi [symbol] abeam starboard North Breakwater N86W, Stag Rocks Beacon phi abeam starboard Pearl Island S24W]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 496 lbs, Vegetables 800 lbs, Bread 750 lbs]


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4 December 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

2.0am: Raised steam for 9 knots.

6.0am: Let fires die out.

am: Employed cleaning ship. Tested lifebuoys - Correct.

pm: Rejoined ship Lieutenant LR Gardiner RNR.

4.0pm: Quarters.

4.30pm: Special leave to first part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

4.35pm: Landed patrol.

10.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1100 lbs, Vegetables 4000 lbs, Bread 1600 lbs]

[North westerly wind force 3 to 4 all day, weather fine, noon temperature 65F]


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5 December 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

0.20am: Guard boat came alongside and reported having been in a collision with first picket boat, latter having been towed into camber and there beached.

2.45am: Raised steam in second picket boat.

9.15am: Landed Church parties, RC 48, Wesleyans 49, Presbyterians 28.

9.30am: Divisions. Read prayers.

am: Carpenters working about first picket boat to prepare for refloating.

11.30am: Church parties returned.

0.50pm: Special leave to second part Port Watch till 9.0am.

2.30pm: Discharged to Hospital Surgeon RAW Ford.

3.45pm: Landed patrol.

8.15pm: Patrol returned. Hoisted in pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[North westerly wind force 3 or 4 all day, showers from noon onwards]


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6 December 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

2.0am: Raised steam for 9 knots.

7.30am: Banked fires.

9.10am: Divisions. Read prayers. Exercised physical drill.

9.20am: Landed salvage party to recover first picket boat.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Gunnery and Torpedo training classes under instruction. Joined ship from SS “Chaudiere” 55 ratings. Hoisted out pinnace. Arrived per SS “Chaudiere” and accomodated on board [HMS] Charybdis 55 ratings Gunnery class.

4.0pm: Quarters. Salvage party returned.

4.30pm: Special leave to second part Starboard Watch till 9.0pm.

4.45pm: Landed patrol. Hoisted in pinnace.

9.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 850 lbs, Vegetables 800 lbs, Bread 1790 lbs]

[North westerly wind force 3-4 or 4-5 all day, squally in pm, with lightning in evening. Noon temperature 62F]


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7 December 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

Draught forward 27’ 8”, Draught aft 27’ 10”.

2.0am: Raised steam for 9 knots.

am: Sent second picket boat on shore with Salvage party and witnesses to attend court of Inquiry into loss of first picket boat. Lieutenant Cunningham RNR in charge of parties.

10.5am: Weighed. Engines as requisite. 10.10am: Proceeded 54 revs, course as requisite for passing into Murray’s Anchorage.

am: Employed cleaning ammunition passages and as requisite. Gunnery and Torpedo training classes under instruction.

11.15am: Engines as requisite. 11.25am: Came to with Port anchor in 10 fathoms veered 7 shackles.

[At single anchor Murray’s Anchorage [anchor bearings]: St Catherine’s Point S49E, Fort George Flagstaff S1.5E, Sugar Loaf S33.5W]

4.0pm: Quarters. Banked fires. Exercised Fire Stations.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 110 lbs, Bread 228 lbs]

[Squally wind force 5 almost all day - north easterly in am, north westerly in pm]


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8 December 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.38, Long -64.71 [very rough estimate as no position information given]

[More gunnery practice today, in usual place off Murray’s Anchorage, with tug “Powerful”, departing at 7.35am, returning at 4.50pm. Barometer and thermometers unshipped at noon and 4pm. Only key events recorded here]

[At single anchor Murray’s Anchorage]

7.35am: Weighed. Engines as requisite. Sent first Cutter to recover buoy, which tug had fouled while passing out of harbour, and take ditto back to St Georges.

9.0am: Resumed 12 inch Service practice by Gunnery class.

11.0am: Read Warrant No 205.

0.30pm: First Cutter returned.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

4.35pm: Discontinued practice. Proceeded as requisite for coming to anchor.

5.0pm: Picket boat returned with Lieutenant Cunningham and parties. Hoisted in and drew fires in ditto.

[At single anchor Murray’s Anchorage [anchor bearings]: St Catherine’s Point S82.5E, Fort George Flagstaff S47.5E, Sugar Loaf S0.5E]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 590 lbs, Bread 1028 lbs]


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9 December 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.38, Long -64.71 [very rough estimate as no position information given]

[More gunnery practice today, in usual place off Murray’s Anchorage, with tug “Powerful”, departing at 7.30am, returning at 1.30pm. Barometer and thermometers unshipped at noon. Only key events recorded here]

[At single anchor Murray’s Anchorage]

7.50am: Commenced 6 inch service practice by Gunnery class.

Noon: Completed 6 inch practice.

0.20pm: Proceeded full speed, course as requisite for passing into Grassy Bay.

3.50pm: Sent Gunnery class to “Charybdis”.

[At single anchor Grassy Bay [anchor bearings]: Ireland Point N28W, Sheers N66.5W, abeam port South Breakwater S80.5W]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 560 lbs, Bread 1030 lbs]

[South westerly wind force 5 from noon onwards, with showers]


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10 December 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

8.45am: Landed target party.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Gunnery and Torpedo training classes and Boys under instruction. Tested magazine flooding arrangements. Ordnance Officers examining guns.

11.55am: Target party returned.

1.30pm: Let go Port anchor under foot.

4.0pm: Quarters.

10.0pm: Discharged to “Chaleur” for passage to “Halifax” Mr David A Robinson Naval Instructor [probably - word off edge of page] RCN and Gunnery class of 152 ratings for passage to England.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 500 lbs, Bread 715 lbs]

[Squally north westerly wind force 5-6 for most of day, with showers, noon temperature 62F]


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11 December 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

8.30am: Arrived HMS “Cumberland”.

9.20am: Landed Dockyard parties.

11.45am: Dockyard parties returned.

pm: Employed cleaning ship and discharging empty ammunition cases.

4.30pm: Special leave to first part Port Watch till 10.0pm.

4.45pm: Landed patrol.

9.55pm: Weighed Port anchor and hung ditto in the hawse.

10.30pm: Patrol returned.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 970 lbs, Vegetables 4800 lbs, Bread 1800 lbs]

[North westerly wind force 5-6 or 5 in am, reducing from noon onwards]


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12 December 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

8.30am: Landed Church parties, RC 51, Wesleyans 52, Presbyterians 37.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.30am: Held Divine Service.

am: Discharged to hospital Mr D StG Lindsay, Midshipman RCN.

11.30am: Church parties returned.

1.0pm: General leave to first part Starboard Watch till 9.0pm.

4.35pm: Landed patrol.

9.0pm: Patrol returned. Hoisted in pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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13 December 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.38, Long -64.71 [very rough estimate as no position information given]

Draught forward 27’ 6”, Draught aft 27’ 6”.

2.0am: Raised steam for 9 knots.

am: Employed cleaning ship. Embarked from “Charybdis” Lieutenant Commander Stokes Rees and 40 ratings Gunnery class.

9.10am: Divisions. Read prayers. Exercised Physical drill.

9.55am: Weighed. Engines as requisite. 10.5am: Proceeded 36 rev, course as requisite for passing into Murray’s Anchorage.

11.10am: Stopped and as requisite. Hoisted out pinnace and sent ditto to tug “Powerful” with Range keeping Officer and target and Recording parties.

11.30am: Proceeded as requisite for carrying out practices.

[As requisite for passing up and down a line N54E, S54W between Nos 13 and 12 Fairway buoys]

11.40am: Resumed 12 inch service practice by Gunnery class.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Boys under instruction.

1.25pm: Completed all practices by Gunnery class. Proceeded full speed, course as requisite for passing into Grassy Bay.

2.10pm: Stopped and as requisite.

2.15pm: Came to with Port anchor in 8.5 fathoms veered 6 shackles. Let fires die out.

[At single anchor Grassy Bay [anchor bearings]: abeam port South Breakwater S81W, Sheers N55.5W, Ireland Point Flagstaff N19W]

3.0pm: Pinnace returned with parties.

3.30pm: Sent to “Charybdis” Lieutenant Commander Stokes Rees and Gunnery class. Employed preparing for coaling.

4.30pm: Special leave to second part Port Watch till 9.0pm.

4.45pm: Landed patrol.

9.15pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 810 lbs, Bread 1360 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 424.5 tons, Oil 159 tons]


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14 December 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

6.30am: SS “Charterhouse” secured alongside.

7.40am: Commenced coaling.

11.40am: Completed coaling. Received tons 590.

1.20pm: SS “Charterhouse” cast off.

pm: Employed cleaning ship.

4.30pm: Special leave to second part Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Read Warrant No 206.

4.40pm: Landed patrol.

Draught forward 27’ 6”, Draught aft 28’ 0”.

10.25pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 490 lbs, Bread 760 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 995.5 tons, Oil 159 tons]


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15 December 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

am: Employed cleaning ship. Lapping out guns. Ordnance dept examining ditto.

7.40am: Landed Dockyard party.

am: Coaling gear inspected - Correct.

11.30am: Dockyard party returned.

4.0pm: Quarters.

4.30pm: Special leave to first part Port Watch till 10.0pm.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 490 lbs, Vegetables 800 lbs, Bread 760 lbs]


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16 December 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

8.30am: Landed training class for rifle practice.

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers. Exercised physical drill.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Lapping out guns. Ordnance dept examining ditto. Boys under instruction.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

1.0pm: Special leave to first part Starboard Watch till 7.0am.

4.0pm: Non swimmers under instruction.

4.30pm: Landed patrol.

4.40pm: Range party returned.

6.0pm: Rejoined ship Mr W Williams Chief Gunner.

10.30pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 480 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 760 lbs]


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17 December 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

7.0am: Sailed HMS “Cumberland”.

8.30am: Landed range and Dockyard parties.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Lapping out guns. Ordnance dept examining ditto. Boys under instruction.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

2.0pm: Leave to boys till 5.30pm.

4.0pm: Quarters. Non swimmers under instruction.

4.30pm: Special leave to second part Port Watch till 10.0pm. Landed patrol.

5.0pm: Dockyard and range parties returned.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.

[Provisions received: Fresh 590 lbs, Bread 760 lbs]


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18 December 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

am: Employed cleaning ship. Aired night clothing. Tested lifebuoys - Correct.

2.30pm: Arrived HMS “Cumberland”.

3.45pm: Arrived HMCS “Grilse”.

4.0pm: Read Warrant No 207.

4.30pm: Special leave to first part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

4.40pm: Landed patrol.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 480 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 1000 lbs]


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19 December 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

9.20am: Landed Church parties, RC 62, Presbyterians and Wesleyans 92.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.20am: Divine Service.

10.25am: Sailed HMS “Cumberland”.

11.45am: Church parties returned.

1.0pm: Special leave to first part Port Watch till 7.0am and boys till 5.0pm.

3.30pm: Landed patrol.

10.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Vegetables 800 lbs]


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20 December 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

8.40am: Landed Dockyard parties.

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers.

am: Exercised physical drill. Employed refitting targets, painting below and as requisite. Exercised range finder operators. Gun Layers at deflection teacher. Boys at instruction.

11.40am: Dockyard parties returned.

4.0pm: Quarters. Non swimmers under instruction.

4.30pm: Special leave to first part Starboard Watch till 7.0am.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 892 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 1620 lbs]

[Weather cloudy, then fine, noon temperature 70F]


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21 December 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

am: Employed cleaning ship. Arrived per SS “Caraquet” 40 ratings Gunnery class and accomodated in “Charybdis”.

7.30am: Landed provisioning party.

am: Employed cleaning below and as requisite. Gun Layers at deflection teacher. Boys under instruction.

10.20am: Provisioning party returned.

4.0pm: Quarters.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 120 lbs, Bread 220 lbs]


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[This is a copy of the page for 22 December, 1915, with ink splashes across it. The contents are the same, except for mention of West Indian gift of chocolate, which appears here and not in the subsequent page (though it is included there) as for the page of the same date below]


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[Log page not filled in, with ink splashes on]


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22 December 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

8.40am: Landed Dockyard parties.

am: Employed provisioning ship and as requisite. Boats exercising under sail.

11.45am: Dockyard parties returned.

2.15pm: Leave to boys till 5.0pm.

4.30pm: Special leave to second part Starboard Watch till 9.45pm.

4.40pm: Landed patrol. Issued West Indian gift of chocolate.

10.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 490 lbs, Bread 920 lbs]


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23 December 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

7.55am: Arrived HMS “Suffolk”.

am: Employed embarking ammunition, painting below, refitting and as requisite. Gun Layers at deflection teacher.

1.15pm: Special leave to first part Port Watch till 7.0am.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 208.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 500 lbs, Vegetables 4200 lbs, Bread 920 lbs]


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24 December 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

am: Employed cleaning ship and painting below.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

1.0pm: Special leave to first part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

4.0pm: Quarters. Non swimmers under instruction.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 520 lbs, Vegetables 2200 lbs, Bread 900 lbs]


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25 December 1915

At Bermuda [though not stated]

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

6.0am: Discharged to SS “Chignecto” for passage to England Lieutenant LR Gardiner RNR and 58 ratings.

8.30am: Landed Church parties, RC 47, Wesleyans 39 [to celebrate Christmas Day, on this Saturday].

9.30am: Divisions.

10.15pm: Divine Service.

Noon: Church parties returned.

1.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am.

4.30pm: Landed patrol.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 200 lbs, Bread 900 lbs]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 72F]


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26 December 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

8.40am: Landed Church parties, RC 47, Wesleyans 38.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.0am: Divine Service.

11.45am: Church parties returned.

1.30pm: Special leave to second part Starboard Watch till 7.0am and boys till 5.0pm.

4.30pm: Landed patrol.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.


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27 December 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

9.10am: Divisions - Read prayers.

9.30am: Exercised Laying out sheet anchor and Boats under oars.

10.45am: Hoisted boats and replaced gear.

pm: Employed refitting and as requisite. Painting ship below. Boys under instruction. Transmitting party at exercise.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 210.

4.30pm: Special leave to first part Port Watch till 7.0am.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 470 lbs, Bread 920 lbs]


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28 December 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

8.45am: Landed marines.

9.10am: Divisions. Read prayers.

9.25am: Exercised Physical drill.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Exercising divisional drill.

11.40am: Marines returned.

pm: Employed painting below, refitting and as requisite.

2.15pm: Leave to boys till 5.0pm.

4.30pm: Special leave to first part Starboard Watch till 7.0am.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 480 lbs, Bread 1320 lbs]


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29 December 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

6.30am: Read Warrant No 209.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Marines at heavy gun drill. Control and transmitting parties at exercise. Gun Layers at deflection teacher.

1.15pm: Landed working party.

4.30pm: Special leave to second part Port Watch till 10.0pm. Landed patrol.

4.45pm: Working party returned.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 430 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 820 lbs]


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30 December 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

8.45am: Arrived HMS “Cumberland”.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Port 6 inch guns at divisional drill. Sight setters at instruction. Rejoined ship Surgeon RAW Ford.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

1.15pm: Special leave to second part Starboard Watch till 7.0am.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1120 lbs, Vegetables 3000 lbs, Bread 1424 lbs]


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31 December 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

9.30am: Arrived HMS “Melbourne”.

am: Employed preparing for embarking ammunition.

11.10am: SS “Ilderton” secured alongside.

1.15pm: Landed target party.

pm: Employed embarking ammunition.

2.0pm: Leave to boys till 5.0pm.

2.20pm: Sailed HMS “Suffolk”.

4.0pm: Target party returned.

4.30pm: Special leave to first part Port Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol.

10.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 460 lbs, Bread 770 lbs]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 65F]


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[Log page not filled in]



LOGS FOR JANUARY 1916


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[Cover of Log for January 1916; “I certify that this is a complete copy of the original Log” (“a complete copy of” crossed through). Signed by EC Stubbs, Lieutenant Commander, Navigating Officer (as before) and HP Buckle Commander, for Captain]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 January 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

am: Employed cleaning ship and embarking ammunition.

8.30am: Landed target party.

11.45am: Target party returned.

pm: Employed embarking ammunition. Discharged to “Cumberland” Mr RW Wood, Mr HW Soulsby, HE Reed, TS Critchley, JC Edwards and CR Taylor, Midshipmen RCN [Royal Canadian Navy].

4.20pm: Paid Quarterly settlement.

5.0pm: Special leave to second part Port Watch till 10.0pm.

5.10pm: Landed patrol.

8.20pm: SS “Ilderton” cast off.

10.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 560 lbs, Vegetables 1200 lbs, Bread 940 lbs]


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2 January 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

9.15am: Landed Church parties, RC 49, Wesleyans and Presbyterians 54.

10.10am: Divine Service.

11.45am: Church parties returned.

1.0pm: Special leave to second part Port Watch till 9.0pm and boys till 5.0pm.

[South westerly wind force 4 in am, westerly force 3 in pm]


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3 January 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.38, Long -64.71 [very rough estimate as no position information given]

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

Draught forward 28’ 7”, Draught aft 28’ 6”.

2.0am: Raised steam for 9 knots.

6.30am: Hoisted in pinnace. Employed cleaning ship.

7.25am: Embarked Lieutenant Commander Stokes Rees, Lieutenant Godsell and Gunnery class 193 ratings. Sent second picket boat to “Cumberland”.

8.6am: Weighed - Engines as requisite. 8.24am: Proceeded 54 revs, course as requisite for passing into Murray’s Anchorage.

9.28am: Stopped and as requisite. Sent target party to tug “Powerful”.

9.50am: Took firing station on tug and proceeded as requisite for carrying out practices by Gunnery class.

9.56am: Commenced aiming rifle practice.

[As requisite for passing up and down a line N54E, S54W between Nos 12 and 13 buoys]

3.50pm: Completed aiming rifle practice. Hoisted out pinnace and sent ditto to tug.

4.0pm: Quarters - Exercised physical drill.

4.10pm: Commenced 12 inch practice.

5.0pm: Discontinued practice - Proceeded as requisite for coming to anchor.

5.10pm: Came to with Starboard anchor in 10 fathoms veered 6 shackles. Banked fires.

5.20pm: Pinnace returned with parties. Hoisted in ditto. Secured targets astern.

[At single anchor Murray’s Anchorage [anchor bearings]: abeam starboard St Catherine’s Fort S46E, Fort George Flag Staff S2W, Sugar Loaf S35.5W]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 480 lbs, Vegetables 3200 lbs, Bread 850 lbs]

[North westerly wind 3 to 4 all day, noon temperature 70F]


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4 January 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.39, Long -64.68 [estimated]

[At single anchor Murray’s Anchorage]

2.0am: Raised steam for 9 knots.

4.0am: Targets parted and drifted to St Catherine’s Point off which they remained riding by span foul of a rock.

am: Employed refitting targets and as requisite. Exercised control and transmitting parties, sight setters, Gun Layers III class, and torpedo tubes’ crews.

10.0am: Veered to the eighth shackle.

0.20pm: Passed inward HMS “Carnarvon” [probably - part of name of vessel off edge of scan].

pm: Make and mend clothes.

3.0pm: Gunnery class 31 ratings arrived per SS “Chaleur” and accomodated in “Charybdis”.

8.45pm: Set anchor watch.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 37 lbs, Bread 75 lbs]

[A squally day with north westerly wind force 4-5 to 6 all day, with rain or showers from noon onwards. Noon temperature 58F]


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5 January 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.39, Long -64.68 [estimated]

[At single anchor Murray’s Anchorage]

6.30am: Hoisted out pinnace.

7.50am: Picket boat returned. Sent ditto with pinnace to recover targets. Rejoined ship Mr D StG Lindsay Midshipman RCN.

9.10am: Divisions. Read prayers. Exercised Physical drill.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite.

10.0am: Targets recovered. Sent ditto and pinnace to tug “Powerful”.

11.54am: Weighed. Engines as requisite.

0.30pm: Took firing station on tug. Proceeded as requisite for carrying out practices by Gunnery class.

[As requisite for passing up and down a line S54W - N54E between No 12 Fairway and No 13 buoys]

0.40pm: Resumed 12 pounder practice.

pm: Employed as in forenoon. Exercised control and transmitting parties. Acting Gun Layers 3 under instruction.

3.30pm: Completed 12 pounder practice.

3.50pm: Commenced sub calibre practice.

4.0pm: Exercised physical drill.

5.30pm: Discontinued practice - Proceeded as requisite for coming to anchor.

6.5pm: Came to with Starboard anchor in 10 fathoms veered 5 shackles. Banked fires.

[At single anchor Murray’s Anchorage [anchor bearings]: abeam starboard St Catherine’s Fort S50E, Fort George Flagstaff S4E, Sugar Loaf S32W].

6.15pm: Hoisted in and drew fires in second picket boat.

7.45pm: Pinnace returned with parties. Hoisted in ditto. Secured targets astern.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 492 lbs, Bread 935 lbs]

[Less windy today, noon temperature 62F, sea temperature 64F]


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6 January 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.38, Long -64.71 [very rough estimate as no position information given]

[Another fairly typical day of gunnery practice, in usual place, with tug “Powerful”, leaving at 7.0am, returning at 5.45pm. Only key events recorded here]

[At single anchor Murray’s Anchorage]

3.0am: Raised steam for 9 knots.

7.10am: Resumed sub calibre practice.

7.40am: Complete ditto.

8.0am: Commenced 6 inch service practice.

11.45am: Passed outward HMS “Cumberland”.

1.15pm: Hoisted out second picket boat and sent ditto in to Dockyard.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

5.10pm: Discontinued practice. Proceeded as requisite for coming to anchor.

[At single anchor Murray’s Anchorage [anchor bearings]: abeam starboard St Catherine’s Fort S48E, Fort George Flagstaff S2E, Sugar Loaf S33W]

7.0pm: Second picket boat returned. Hoisted in ditto and drew fires in.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 500 lbs, Bread 930 lbs]


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7 January 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83 [estimated]

[At single anchor Murray’s Anchorage]

Draught forward 27’ 8”, Draught aft 28’ 3”.

2.0am: Raised steam for 9 knots.

4.0am: Raised steam in second picket boat.

6.0am: Hoisted out pinnace and sent ditto to tug “Powerful” with range keeping Officer, Target and recording parties. Tug took targets in tow.

6.50am: Weighed - Proceeded as requisite for taking firing station on tug and carrying out practices by Gunnery class.

7.20am: Resumed 6 inch service practice.

8.35am: Completed all practices by Gunnery class. Proceeded full speed, course as requisite for passing into Grassy Bay.

9.30am: Engines as requisite. 9.37am: Came to with Port anchor in 9 fathoms veered 6 shackles. Let fires die out. Hoisted out second picket boat.

[At single anchor Grassy Bay [anchor bearings]: abeam port South Breakwater S80W, Sheers N60W, Ireland Point Flagstaff N24W]

10.15am: Pinnace returned with parties.

pm: Employed returning empty ammunition cases and as requisite.

1.30pm: Special leave to boys till 5.0pm.

4.0pm: Quarters.

4.30pm: Special leave to first part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

4.45pm: Landed patrol.

10.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 870 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 1630 lbs]


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8 January 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

6.0am: Discharged to SS “Chaudiere” for passage to England Commander Wolfe Murray and 150 ratings Gunnery class.

8.30am: Landed target and Dockyard parties.

am: Employed cleaning ship. Tested lifebuoys - Correct.

11.50am: Target and Dockyard parties returned.

4.30pm: Special leave to first part Port Watch till 10.0pm.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 440, Vegetables 3800 lbs, Bread 910 lbs]

[North westerly then north easterly wind force 4 from noon onwards, rain or showers at time, noon temperature 66F]


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9 January 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

8.30am: Landed Church parties, RC 55, Wesleyans 45, Presbyterians 23.

10.15am: Divine Service.

11.30am: Church parties returned.

1.0pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 9.0pm and boys till 5.0pm.

1.20pm: Tug “Powerful” arrived and embarked target party.

4.45pm: Landed patrol.

7.0pm: Gunnery class 31 ratings came on board from “Charybdis”.

7.15pm: Target party returned.

9.30pm: Hoisted in pinnace.

[Weather quiet in am but north easterly wind force 5 or 5-6 in pm, with rain or showers]


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10 January 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

Draught forward 27’ 8”, Draught aft 28’ 3”.

2.0am: Raised steam for 9 knots.

7.35am: Weighed - Proceeded as requisite for shifting berth.

7.45am: Came to with Port anchor in 8 fathoms veered 6 shackles.

[At single anchor Grassy Bay [anchor bearings]: abeam port South Breakwater S74W, Sheers N81W, Ireland Point Flagstaff N54W]

7.55am: Arrived HMS “Suffolk”.

9.10am: Divisions. Read prayers.

9.25am: Exercised physical drill. 9.45am: Exercised Collision stations. 10.15am: Replaced gear.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite.

0.45pm: Sent target party to tug “Powerful”.

1.20pm: Tug proceeded to Murray’s anchorage.

1.45pm: Hoisted in and drew fires in second picket boat.

2.30pm: Weighed - Proceeded as requisite for passing into Murray’s Anchorage.

3.20pm: Took firing station on tug and proceeded as requisite for carrying out practices by Gunnery class.

3.30pm: Commenced aiming rifle practice.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrants Nos 211, 212, 213, 214, 215.

5.14pm: Completed aiming rifle practice. Proceeded as requisite for coming to anchor.

5.30pm: Came to with Starboard anchor in 10 fathoms veered 6 shackles. Banked fires.

[At single anchor Murray’s Anchorage [anchor bearings]: St Catherine’s Point S61E, Fort George Flagstaff S2E, Sugar Loaf S37W]

6.0pm: Secured targets astern. Target party returned. Tug proceeded to St Georges.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 410 lbs, Bread 780 lbs]

[Squally north easterly wind force 5-6 until 8am, reducing later]


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11 January 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.38, Long -64.71 [very rough estimate as no position information given]

[Another day of gunnery practice, with tug “Powerful”, along usual line, departing at 6.50am, returning at 5.40pm. Only key events recorded here]

[At single anchor Murray’s Anchorage]

7.15am: Commenced superimposed turret practice.

8.50am: Completed ditto. 9.5am: Commenced 12 inch service practice.

am: Employed cleaning and painting boats, refitting and as requisite.

5.20pm: Discontinued practice - Proceeded as requisite for coming to anchor.

[At single anchor Murray’s Anchorage [anchor bearings]: St Catherine’s Point S60E, Fort George Flagstaff S1W, Sugar loaf S39.5W]

6.30pm: Secured targets astern. Pinnace returned with parties. Hoisted in ditto. Tug proceeded to St George’s.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Bread 700 lbs]


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12 January 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.38, Long -64.71 [very rough estimate as no position information given]

[Yet another day of gunnery practice, with tug “Powerful”, along usual line, departing at 6.45am, returning at 4.20pm. Only key events recorded here]

[At single anchor Murray’s Anchorage]

7.5am: Resumed 12 inch service practice.

7.30am: Completed ditto. 7.45am: Commenced sub calibre practice.

8.30am: Completed ditto.

9.15am: Commenced 6 inch service practice.

10.30am: HMS “Carnarvon” passed outward.

3.15pm: Completed all practices by Gunnery class - Proceeded as requisite for passing into Grassy Bay.

4.30pm: Tug returned targets to Dockyard and proceeded to St Georges.

5.0pm: Pinnace returned with parties. Hoisted out second picket boat.

[At single anchor Grassy Bay [anchor bearings]: abeam port South Mole S72W, Sheers N82W, Ireland Point Flagstaff N54W]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 370 lbs, Bread 700 lbs]


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13 January 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.33, Long -64.83 [estimated]

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

2.0am: Raised steam for 9 knots.

7.0am: Hoisted in pinnace.

8.50am: Weighed - Proceeded as requisite for entering Outer camber.

9.23am: Secured alongside, Head NE, least depth alongside 5.75 fathoms.

[Alongside Outer Camber Wall]

am: Employed preparing for coaling and as requisite. Court of Inquiry held on board under the presidency of Captain EG Lowther Crofton DSO RN.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

1.15pm: Special leave to second part Starboard Watch till 9.0pm.

3.50pm: Sent Gunnery class 74 ratings to “Charybdis”.

4.30pm: Landed patrol.

5.30pm: Drew fires in second picket boat.

10.10pm: Patrol returned.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 737 lbs, Bread 1260 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 542.7 tons, Oil 159 tons]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 67F]


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14 January 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.33, Long -64.83

[Alongside Outer Camber Wall]

Draught forward 26’ 10”, Draught aft 27’ 9”.

5.0am: Raised steam in second picket boat.

6.30am: Commenced coaling.

11.50am: Completed coaling. Received 500 tons.

pm: Employed cleaning ship.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 10.0pm.

Draught forward 28’ 0”, Draught aft 28’ 0”.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 390 lbs, Bread 700 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1031 tons, Oil 159 tons]


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15 January 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.33, Long -64.83

[Alongside Outer Camber Wall]

am: Employed cleaning ship. Tested lifebuoys correct.

9.15am: Sailed HMS “Isis”.

3.0pm: Leave to boys till 6.0pm.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 10.0pm. Canteen leave to first part Port Watch.

8.30pm: Drew fires in second picket boat.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 470 lbs, Vegetables 3000 lbs, Bread 1330 lbs]

[North westerly wind force 5 for much of day, reducing in late pm]


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16 January 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.33, Long -64.83

[Alongside Outer Camber Wall]

7.0am: Raised steam in second picket boat.

9.30am: Mustered ship’s company by the ledger. Read characters and abilities.

10.30am: Held Divine Service.

1.15pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am.

4.30pm: Landed patrol.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first part Port Watch.

10.0pm: Patrol returned.

11.30pm: Drew fires in second picket boat.


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17 January 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.33, Long -64.83

[Alongside Outer Camber Wall]

5.0am: Raised steam in second picket boat and Steam pinnace.

6.30am: Hoisted out Steam pinnace.

7.0am: Ship taken in hand by Dockyard.

8.15am: Landed range party.

8.40am: Read prayers.

am: Employed drawing stores, painting side, dismounting guns for examination, stripping main derrick and as requisite.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.30pm: Landed patrol. Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am.

5.20pm: Range party returned. Discharged to [HMS] “Suffolk” Mr WJ Beech and Mr D StG Lindsay Midshipmen RCN.

6.20pm: Drew fires in Steam pinnace.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to second part Port Watch till 10.0pm.

9.0pm: Dockyard discontinued work on ship.

10.25pm: Patrol returned.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 737 lbs, Bread 910 lbs]

[South westerly wind force 5 in pm, when weather fine. Noon temperature 69F]


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18 January 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.33, Long -64.83

[Alongside Outer Camber Wall]

5.25am: Raised steam in Steam pinnace.

6.0am: Arrive per SS “Chignecto” and accommodated in “Charybdis” Gunnery class 31 ratings.

7.0am: Dockyard resumed work on ship.

8.40am: Landed Range party.

am: Captain EG Lowther Crofton DSO RN relinquished, and Captain CR de C Foot RN assumed command of ship. Joined ship Commander HP Buckle. Employed refitting and as requisite. Landed main derrick purchase, and topping lift, and coaling gear for Dockyard test and examination.

1.30pm: Leave to boys till 5.0pm.

2.0pm: Sailed HMS “Suffolk”.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am. Canteen leave to second part Starboard Watch.

4.40pm: Range party returned. Landed patrol.

9.0pm: Dockyard discontinued work on ship.

10.0pm: Patrol returned. Drew fires in second picket boat.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 429 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 650 lbs]


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19 January 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.33, Long -64.83

[Alongside Outer Camber Wall]

5.0am: Raised steam in Steam pinnace.

7.0am: Dockyard resumed work on ship.

8.0am: Landed range party.

9.10am: Divisions - Read prayers.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite, drawing and returning stores.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

4.40pm: Range party returned. Landed patrol.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first part Port Watch.

6.40pm: Drew fires in Steam pinnace.

9.0pm: Dockyard discontinued work on ship.

10.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 365 lbs, Vegetables 800 lbs, Bread 750 lbs]


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20 January 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.33, Long -64.83

[Alongside Outer Camber Wall]

7.0am: Dockyard resumed work on ship.

8.0am: Landed range party.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Divers recovering lost ammunition case.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

1.15pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am.

4.0pm: Quarters. Range party returned.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

9.0pm: Dockyard discontinued work on ship.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 396 lbs, Bread 554 lbs]

[Weather overcast or fine, barometric pressure relatively high - up to 30.78 over 60 at 8pm]


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21 January 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.33, Long -64.83

[Alongside Outer Camber Wall]

7.0am: Dockyard resumed work on ship.

8.0am: Landed range party.

am: Employed painting boats, drawing stores, refitting and as requisite.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 10.0pm. Landed patrol.

5.15pm: Range party returned.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to second part Port Watch till 10.0pm.

9.0pm: Dockyard discontinued work on ship.

10.30pm: Patrol returned.

[Provisions received: Fresh meat 446 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 554 lbs]


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22 January 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.33, Long -64.83

[Alongside Outer Camber Wall]

7.0am: Dockyard resumed work on ship.

am: Discharged to SS “Chignecto” for passage to England 6 ratings.

7.40am: Arrived HMS “Isis”.

8.0am: Landed range party.

0.35pm: Arrived HMS “Carnarvon”.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

3.55pm: Range party returned.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 10.0pm.

5.0pm: Dockyard discontinued work on ship.

6.30pm: Landed patrol. Canteen leave to second part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

10.20pm; Patrol returned.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 376 lbs, Bread 1260 lbs]


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23 January 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.33, Long -64.83

[Alongside Outer Camber Wall]

8.35am: Landed Church parties, RC 57, Wesleyans 50, Presbyterians 27.

10.0am: Ship’s company attended Divine Service at Dockyard Church.

1.15pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am and boys till 5.0pm.

4.10pm: Landed patrol.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first part Port Watch till 10.0pm.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.


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24 January 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.33, Long -64.83

[Alongside Outer Camber Wall]

7.0am: Dockyard resumed work on ship.

8.0am: Landed range party.

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers.

am: Employed drawing stores, painting boats, refitting and as requisite.

am: Admonished Mr GJ Matthews Chief Artificer Engineer for improperly keeping the Warrant Officers’ Wine Accounts [signed] GJ Matthews Ch Art Eng, CR deC Foot, Captain.

4.30pm: Range party returned. Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

9.0pm: Dockyard discontinued work on ship.

10.0pm: Patrol returned. Drew fires in Steam pinnace.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 376 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 870 lbs]


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25 January 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.33, Long -64.83

[Alongside Outer Camber Wall]

7.0am: Dockyard resumed work on ship.

8.0am: Landed range party.

am: Employed refitting, painting boats and below and as requisite.

4.25pm: Range party returned.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to second part Port Watch till 10.0pm.

9.0pm: Dockyard discontinued work on ship.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 716 lbs, Bread 645 lbs]


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26 January 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.33, Long -64.83

[Alongside Outer Camber Wall]

5.30am: Raised steam in Steam pinnace.

7.0am: Dockyard resumed work on ship.

7.55am: Landed range party.

am: Employed refitting, painting boats and below and as requisite.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 10.0pm. Landed patrol.

4.40pm: Range party returned.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to second part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

9.0pm: Dockyard discontinued work on ship.

10.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 360 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 671 lbs]

[South easterly winds force 3 or 3-4 all day, squally in pm, weather fine. Barometric pressure relatively high and stable (30.63 over 62 at midnight), noon temperature 62F]


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27 January 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.33, Long -64.83

[Alongside Outer Camber Wall]

7.0am: Dockyard resumed work on ship.

8.0am: Landed range party.

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite.

1.15pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Leave to boys till 5.0pm.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first part Port Watch till 10.0pm.

9.0pm: Dockyard discontinued work on ship.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 375 lbs, Vegetables 7100 lbs, Bread 636 lbs]


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28 January 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.33, Long -64.83

[Alongside Outer Camber Wall]

5.0am: Raised steam in Steam pinnace.

7.0am: Dockyard resumed work on ship.

8.0am: Landed range party.

9.20am: Landed coaling party to discharge SS “Ilderton”.

am: Employed drawing stores, painting below, refitting and as requisite.

0.20pm: Relieved coaling party.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.0pm: Relieved coaling party.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 10.0pm. Landed patrol.

8.0pm: Relieved coaling party.

9.0pm: Dockyard discontinued work on ship.

10.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 365 lbs, Bread 670 lbs]


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29 January 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.33, Long -64.83

[Alongside Outer Camber Wall]

2.0am: Relieved coaling party.

7.0am: Dockyard resumed work on ship.

8.0am: Coaling party returned. Landed range party.

am: Tested lifebuoys - Correct.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

2.0pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 10.0pm and boys till 6.0pm.

3.55pm: Range party returned.

5.0pm: Dockyard discontinued work on ship.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 430 lbs, Bread 1200 lbs]


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30 January 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.33, Long -64.83

[Alongside Outer Camber Wall]

8.35am: Landed Church parties RC 51, Wesleyans and Presbyterians 78.

9.0am: Sailed HMS “Carnarvon”.

10.10am: Ship’s Company attended Divine Service in Dockyard.

11.50am: Church parties returned.

1.0pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am and boys till 6.0pm.

[Provisions received: Bread 142 lbs]


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31 January 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.33, Long -64.83

[Alongside Outer Camber Wall]

7.0am: Dockyard resumed work on ship.

8.0am: Landed range party.

8.25am: Arrived HMAS “Sydney”.

am: Employed painting below, refitting and as requisite.

10.10am: Sailed HMS “Isis”. Arrived per SS “Chaudiere” and accomodated in “Charybdis” 94 ratings Gunnery class.

pm: Commander HP Buckle RN assumed command of ship. Discharged to sick quarters on shore Captain CR de C Foot RN.

2.45pm: Range party returned.

4.0pm: Quarters.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am.

9.0pm: Dockyard discontinued work on ship.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 710 lbs, Vegetables 2800 lbs, Bread 650 lbs]


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[Log page not filled in]



LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1916


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[Cover of Log for February 1916; “I certify that this is a complete copy of the original Log” (“a complete copy of” crossed through). Signed by EC Stubbs, Navigating Officer (as before), Approved HP Buckle, Captain]


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[Page with details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 February 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.33, Long -64.83

[Alongside Outer Camber Wall]

7.0am: Dockyard resumed work on ship.

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers.

am: Employed drawing stores, painting below, refitting and as requisite.

0.45pm: Paid monthly advance.

4.0pm: Quarters. Non swimmers under instruction.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol.

9.0pm: Dockyard discontinued work on ship.

10.5pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 484 lbs, Bread 614 lbs]


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2 February 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.33, Long -64.83

[Alongside Outer Camber Wall]

7.0am: Dockyard resumed work on ship.

7.30am: Arrived HMS “Isis”.

8.0am: Landed range party.

8.55am: Sailed HMS “Isis”.

am: Employed drawing stores, painting aloft, refitting and as requisite.

3.35pm: Range party returned.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

9.0pm: Dockyard discontinued work on ship.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 377 lbs, Bread 742 lbs]


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3 February 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.33, Long -64.83

[Alongside Outer Camber Wall]

7.0am: Dockyard resumed work on ship.

8.0am: Arrived HMS “Cumberland”. Landed range party.

am: Employed refitting, painting upperworks and as requisite.

1.15pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am and boys till 6.0pm.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

3.25pm: Range party returned.

4.0pm: Quarters. Non swimmers under instruction.

9.0pm: Dockyard discontinued work on ship.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 441 lbs, Bread 790 lbs]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 66F]


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4 February 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.33, Long -64.83

[Alongside Outer Camber Wall]

7.0am: Dockyard resumed work on ship.

8.0am: Landed range party.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 10.0pm. Range party returned. Landed patrol.

7.50pm: Discharged to Hospital Lieutenant R Godsell.

9.0pm: Dockyard discontinued work on ship.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 396 lbs, Vegetables 3000 lbs, Bread 790 lbs]


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5 February 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.33, Long -64.83

[Alongside Outer Camber Wall]

6.55am: Landed party to discharge SS “Cayo Romano”. Discharged to SS “Chaleur” for passage to England Lieutenant Mark Roach and 6 ratings.

7.0am: Dockyard resumed work on ship.

8.50am: Landed working party.

9.0am: Aired night clothing.

am: Employed cleaning ship and as requisite. Tested lifebuoys - Correct.

10.0am: Arrived HMS “Leviathan”.

11.55am: Working party returned.

0.45pm: Landed range party. Make and mend clothes.

1.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 10.0pm and boys till 6.0pm.

3.30pm: Range party returned.

4.0pm: Quarters. Non swimmers under instruction.

5.0pm: Dockyard discontinued work on ship. Party discharging “Cayo Romano” returned.

[Number on sick list: 14]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 436 lbs, Bread 1504 lbs]


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6 February 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.33, Long -64.83

[Alongside Outer Camber Wall]

8.30am: Landed Church parties - RC 46, Presbyterians 24, Wesleyans 49.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.25am: Divine Service.

1.15pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am and boys till 6.0pm.

4.0pm: Quarters.

4.30pm: Landed patrol.

10.20pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 14]

[Provisions received: Vegetables 1000 lbs]


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7 February 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.33, Long -64.83

[Alongside Outer Camber Wall]

6.55am: Landed party to discharge “Cayo Romano”.

7.0am: Dockyard resumed work on ship.

7.55am: Landed range party.

am: Employed drawing gun mountings and stores, landing torpedo booms, refitting and as requisite. Rigging main derrick. Discharged RN Hospital Mr NG Williams Chief Gunner T.

3.50pm: Range party returned.

5.0pm: Working party returned.

4.30pm: Landed patrol. Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am.

9.0pm: Dockyard discontinued work on ship.

10.30pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 809 lbs, Bread 720 lbs]

[Wind mostly south westerly, force 3-4 for most of day, showers off and on, noon temperature 67F]


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8 February 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.33, Long -64.83

[Alongside Outer Camber Wall]

7.0am: Landed party to discharge SS “Cayo Romano”.

am: Employed embarking ammunition, refitting and as requisite.

4.0am: Quarters.

4.30pm: Read Warrant No 217. Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol.

5.0pm: Working party returned.

8.30pm: Drew fires in Steam pinnace.

9.0pm: Dockyard discontinued work on ship.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 406 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 710 lbs]


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9 February 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.33, Long -64.83

[Alongside Outer Camber Wall]

7.0am: Dockyard resumed work on ship.

am: Employed refitting targets, drawing stores, embarking ammunition, refitting and as requisite.

10.30am: “Leviathan” hauled down C in C’s [Commander in Chief’s] flag. Hoisted flag of Vice Admiral Sir George E Patey KCVO.

11.0am: Sailed HMS “Leviathan”. Joined ship Captain CH Malden RM [Royal Marines] and Mr LP Thomas Signal Boatswain.

3.30pm: Arrived Dutch cruiser “Kortenaer” [listed here] and proceeded to Hamilton, saluting C in C’s flag with 15 guns. “Cumberland” returned ditto.

4.0pm: Quarters. Non swimmers under instruction.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 10.0pm. Landed patrol.

5.10pm: Arrived HMS “Carnarvon”.

9.0pm: Dockyard discontinued work on ship.

10.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 406 lbs, Bread 1480 lbs]


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10 February 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.33, Long -64.83

[Alongside Outer Camber Wall]

7.0am: Dockyard resumed work on ship.

am: Employed embarking torpedo booms, painting below, painting boats, drawing stores, refitting, refitting targets and as requisite.

1.15pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am and boys till 6.0pm. Make and mend clothes.

4.0pm: Quarters. Non swimmers under instruction.

9.0pm: Dockyard discontinued work on ship.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 418 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 756 lbs]


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11 February 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.33, Long -64.83

[Alongside Outer Camber Wall]

7.0am: Dockyard resumed work on ship.

am: Employed refitting, drawing stores, refitting targets and preparing for coaling. Divers examining submerged fittings.

11.40am: Sailed HMS “Cumberland”.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 218. Non swimmers under instruction.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 10.0pm.

9.0pm: Dockyard discontinued work on ship.

[Bottom of page signed HP Buckle, Commander for Captain (sick)]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 416 lbs, Vegetables 6000 lbs, Bread 738 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 792.7 tons, Oil 159 tons]


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12 February 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.33, Long -64.83

[Alongside Outer Camber Wall]

1.0am: Drew fires in Steam pinnace.

Draught forward 26’ 10”, Draught aft 27’ 9”.

4.45am: Raised steam in Steam pinnace and first picket boat.

5.50am: Commenced coaling.

7.0am: Dockyard resumed work on ship.

7.55am: Completed coaling - Received [blank] tons.

am: Employed cleaning ship. Tested lifebuoys - Correct.

Draught forward 28’ 0”, Draught aft 28’ 0”.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 10.0pm. Landed patrol.

7.10pm: Drew fires in Steam pinnace.

10.10pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 423 lbs, Bread 1604 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 979.2 tons, Oil 159 tons]


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13 February 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.33, Long -64.83

[Alongside Outer Camber Wall]

7.0am: Dockyard resumed work on ship.

8.30am: Sailed Dutch cruiser “Kortenaer”. Landed Church parties, RC 38, Wesleyans 48, Presbyterians 23.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.30am: Divine Service.

10.35am: Arrived HMS “Isis”.

11.35am: Church parties returned.

1.0pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am and boys still 6.0pm.

[Number on sick list: 11]


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14 February 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83 [estimated]

[Alongside Outer Camber Wall]

Draught forward 27’ 10”, Draught aft 28’ 4”.

2.0am: Raised steam for 9 knots.

7.0am: Embarked Lieutenant Commander Stokes Rees and 125 ratings, Gunnery class. Employed preparing to leave camber and as requisite.

10.30am: Hauled down C in C’s flag “Carnarvon” hoisted ditto. Cast off. Hauled clear of wall.

10.41am: Proceeded as requisite for clearing camber and taking anchorage in Grassy Bay.

11.5am: Came to with Starboard anchor in 8 fathoms veered 6 shackles. Tug “Powerful” proceeded to Murray’s anchorage with targets in tow.

[At single anchor Grassy Bay [anchor bearings]: Ireland Point Flag Staff N55W, Sheers N82W, abeam port South Mole Head S73W]

1.49pm: Weighed - Engines as requisite.

1.52pm: Proceeded 48 revs, course as requisite for passing into Murray’s Anchorage.

2.40pm: Proceeded as requisite for taking firing station on tug and passing up and down a line N54E, S54W between Nos 13 and 12 Fairway buoys.

2.50pm: Commenced aiming rifle practice by Gunnery class.

6.0pm: Discontinued practice. Proceeded as requisite for coming to anchor.

6.16pm: Came to with Starboard anchor in 11 fathoms, veered 6 shackles. Banked fires.

[At single anchor Murray’s Anchorage [anchor bearings]: St Catherine’s Point S61E, Fort George Flagstaff S2W, Sugar loaf S40W]

6.30pm: Secured targets astern. Tug proceeded to St George’s.

7.0pm: Hoisted in and drew fires in first Picket boat.

11.0pm: Part armament manned for night defence.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 937 lbs, Bread 830 lbs]

[Heavy rain from 2 to 4pm, noon temperature 71F]


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15 February 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.38, Long -64.71 [very rough estimate as no position information given]

[At single anchor Murray’s Anchorage]

2.0am: Raised steam for 9 knots.

6.45am: Tug “Powerful” arrived from St George’s and took targets in tow. Sent pinnace to tug with target party.

6.50am: Weighed. Took firing station on tug and proceeded as requisite for carrying out practices by Gunnery class.

7.0am: Resumed aiming rifle practice.

8.0am: Completed ditto. Sent range keeping Officer to tug.

[As requisite for passing up and down a line S54W - N54E between Nos 12 Fairway and 13 buoys]

8.45am: Commenced 12 pounder practice.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Fore turret quarters at divisional drill.

10.42am: Completed 12 pounder practice. Commenced sub calibre practice.

1.30pm: Discontinued practice. Pinnace returned with parties. Hoisted in ditto.

1.50pm: Proceeded as requisite for anchoring.

2.0pm: Came to with Starboard anchor in 10 fathoms veered 6 shackles.

[At single anchor Murray’s Anchorage [anchor bearings]: St Catherine’s Point S61E, Fort George Flagstaff S7E, Sugar loaf S32W]

4.30pm: Secured targets astern. Tug proceeded to St George’s.

8.0pm: Part armament manned for night defence.

10.30pm: Targets parted and drove away to the ENE. One raft still fast.

11.0pm: Set anchor watch.

[Number on sick list: 9

[Rain and showers from noon onwards (when temperature 69F), wind mostly south westerly, increasing in pm from force 4 to force 8 from 10pm onwards, barometric pressure falling (and recorded hourly from 4pm]


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16 February 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Murray’s Anchorage]

Draught forward 27’ 10”, Draught aft 28’ 1”.

5.0am: Target rafts in sight fast on reef to the ENE.

6.40am: Hoisted in target raft. Tug “Powerful” arrived from St George’s.

7.5am: Weighed. Engines as requisite. 7.23am: Proceeded full speed, course as requisite for passing into Grassy Bay. Tug in company.

7.57am: Reduced to 48 revs.

8.30am: Stopped and as requisite. 8.36am: Came to with Starboard [anchor] in 9.5 fathoms veered 6 shackles. Sent target party to tug and ditto proceeded into Camber.

[At single anchor Grassy Bay [anchor bearings]: Ireland Point Flagstaff N24W, Sheers N60W, abeam port South Breakwater Head S80W]

am: Employed restowing magazines and as requisite. Boys at gymnastics.

1.30pm: Sailed HMS “Sydney”. Raised steam in first picket boat.

3.25pm: Weighed. Engines as requisite. 3.28pm: Proceeded 48 revs, course as requisite for passing into Murray’s anchorage.

3.57pm: Proceeded full speed.

4.26pm: Engines as requisite. 4.33pm: Came to with Starboard anchor in 10 fathoms veered 6 shackles. Banked fires. Hoisted out first picket boat and sent ditto to recover stranded targets.

[At single anchor Murray’s Anchorage [anchor bearings]: St Catherine’s Point S61E, Fort George Flagstaff S7E, Sugar loaf S32W]

7.0pm: Ditto returned having recovered two rafts and towed same to St George’s. Hoisted in and drew fires in first picket boat.

pm: Part armament manned for night defence. Lost by accident Targets PN [pattern number] 6, 3 in number with attached gear.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 428 lbs, Bread 1553 lbs]

[West and north westerly wind decreasing in am, from force 8 at 1am to force 4 at 11am, rain in early am. Barometric pressure recorded hourly in am, rising until noon (when temperature 61F)]


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17 February 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.38, Long -64.71 [very rough estimate as no position information given]

[A day of gunnery practice, with tug “Powerful”, along the usual line off Murray’s Anchorage, leaving at 6.35am, returning at 5.50pm. Only key events recorded here]

7.25am: Resumed sub calibre practice.

7.38am: Completed ditto. Hoisted out pinnace and sent ditto to tug with target and recording parties.

8.25am: Commenced 6 inch practice.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

4.15pm: Completed 6 inch practice.

4.30pm: Commenced superimposed turret practice.

5.40pm: Completed ditto. Proceeded as requisite for coming to anchor.

[At single anchor Murray’s Anchorage [anchor bearings]: St Catherine’s Point S61E, Fort George Flagstaff S7E, Sugar loaf S32W]

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 407 lbs, Bread 737 lbs]


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18 February 1916

Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.8

[At single anchor Murray’s Anchorage]

2.0am: Raised steam for 9 knots.

6.10am: Weighed - Proceeded as requisite for passing through Narrows Channel. Manned A1, B1 6 inch and S2, P2 12 pounders. Placed submarine look outs.

7.0am: St David’s Head S80W, 3 miles. Stopped and as requisite. Tug “Powerful” joined company. Hoisted out pinnace and sent ditto to tug with target and recording parties.

7.21am: Took firing station on tug and proceeded as requisite to the Eastward.

7.37am: Passed inward HMS “Suffolk”.

7.42am: Commenced 12 inch practice by Gunnery class.

8.30am: Turned to the Westward.

10.10am: Completed all practices by Gunnery class. Proceeded 54 revs, course as requisite for passing through Narrows Channel and into Shelly Bay.

10.15am: Passed outward HMS “Carnarvon”.

10.45am: Increased to full speed.

11.25am: Engines as requisite. 11.36am: Came to with Port anchor in 6 fathoms veered 6 shackles.

[At single anchor Shelly Bay [anchor bearings]: abeam starboard Gallows Island S73E, Oyly Bay S18W, Mount Langton Flagstaff S51W]

pm: Employed refitting and as requisite. Boys mustering bedding. Raised steam in first picket boat.

3.25pm: Tug passed into Grassy Bay with targets and pinnace.

3.50pm: Quarters.

4.30pm: Weighed - Proceeded as requisite for passing into Grassy Bay.

5.25pm: Came to with Port anchor in 7 fathoms veered 6 shackles. Let fires die out. Hoisted out first picket boat.

5.50pm: Target and recording parties returned.

[At single anchor Grassy Bay [anchor bearing]: abeam port South Mole Head S72W, Sheers N83W, Ireland Point Flagstaff N55W]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 346 lbs, Bread 637 lbs]


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19 February 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

5.30am: Raised steam in picket boat.

am: Discharged to SS “Chignecto” for passage to England 125 ratings Gunnery Class. Employed cleaning ship and returning empty ammunition cases. Tested lifebuoys - Correct.

pm: Sent to “Charybdis” 10 ratings for Guard boat’s crew.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 219.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 374 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 1306 lbs]

[Wind south westerly then north westerly, force 4 or 5 for most of day, squally in pm, with rain and showers, noon temperature 68F]


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20 February 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

8.30am: Landed Church parties Presbyterians 19, Wesleyans 31, RC 30.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.30am: Divine Service.

11.30am: Church parties returned.

1.0pm: Special leave to first part Starboard Watch till 7.0am and boys till 5.0pm.

4.0pm: Quarters. Hoisted flag of Sir George E Patey KCVO, “Isis” hauled down ditto.

4.30pm: Landed patrol.

8.0pm: Joined ship Captain NS Innis RMLI [Royal Marines Light Infantry].

9.40pm: Patrol returned.


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21 February 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

8.15am: Landed Dockyard parties.

8.45am: Sailed HMS “Isis”.

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Marines at heavy gun drill.

4.0pm: Quarters. Dockyard parties returned. Non swimmers under instruction.

4.30pm: Special leave to second part Port Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol.

5.0pm: Sailed HMCS “Grilse”.

9.45pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 651 lbs, Bread 656 lbs]


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22 February 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

8.30am: Landed target and ammunitioning party.

am: Employed provisioning ship and as requisite. Ordnance dept examining guns.

9.50am: Arrived HMCS “Grilse”.

11.15am: Arrived HMS “Leviathan”. Hauled down C in C’s flag and “Leviathan” hoisted ditto.

pm: Employed provisioning ship and as requisite.

2.10pm: Sailed HMCS “Grilse”.

3.30pm: Target and ammunitioning parties returned.

4.30pm: Special leave to second part Starboard Watch till 7.0am.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 328 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 556 lbs]


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23 February 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

7.50am: Landed Dockyard and target parties.

am: Employed cleaning out magazines, painting side and as requisite.

3.35pm: Arrived HMS “Cumberland”.

4.0pm: Quarters. Non swimmers under instruction.

4.30pm: Special leave to first part Port Watch till 9.30pm. Landed patrol. Dockyard and target parties returned.

9.45pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 328 lbs, Bread 558 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 742.8 tons, Oil 159 tons]


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24 February 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

1.0am: Drew fires in first Picket boat.

4.30am: Raised steam in first picket boat.

5.30am: Employed preparing for coaling.

9.55am: SS “Thessalia” No 408 berthed alongside.

10.15am: Commenced coaling.

1.30pm: Completed coaling. Received 284 tons.

2.0pm: SS “Thessalia” cast off.

pm: Employed cleaning ship.

4.30pm: Special leave to first part Starboard Watch till 7.0am.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 353 lbs, Vegetables 800 lbs, Bread 510 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1013.5 tons, Oil 159 tons]


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25 February 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

0.50am: Drew fires in first picket boat.

4.30am: Raised steam in first picket boat.

6.50am: Arrived HMCS “Grilse”.

6.55am: Sailed HMS “Cumberland”.

8.40am: Landed Dockyard ammunitioning and target parties.

am: Ordnance dept examining guns.

1.30pm: Special leave to first part Port Watch till 9.30pm and boys till 5.0pm.

pm: Make and mend clothes

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 348 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 658 lbs]


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26 February 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

8.20am: Landed ammunitioning party.

11.50am: Ammunitioning party returned.

Noon: Hoisted flag of Sir George E Patey KCVO. “Leviathan” hauled down C in C’s flag.

0.20pm: Sailed HMS “Leviathan”.

1.30pm: Leave to boys till 5.0pm.

3.5pm: Arrived HMS “Cumberland”.

4.30pm: Special leave to second part Starboard Watch till 7.0am.

[Number on sick list 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 386 lbs, Bread 1250 lbs]


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27 February 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

5.50am: Raised steam for slow speed.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.30am: Held Divine Service.

4.0pm: Quarters.

9.0pm: Set anchor watch.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 30 lbs]

[A very squally day, with rain for much of the time, westerly wind force 5 or 6 for most of the day. Barometric pressure recorded hourly (though not varying very much). Noon temperature 59F]


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28 February 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

7.40am: Landed Dockyard and target parties. Landed party to discharge SS “Waltham”.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite.

am: Admonished Captain SA Stoddart RMLI for having exceeded the limit of his wine bill for the current month [signed] SA Stoddart Captain RMLI.

1.20pm: Target party returned.

pm: Employed as in forenoon. Coaling gear examined and refitted.

4.30pm: Special leave to first part Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol.

5.50pm: Dockyard and working parties returned.

9.30pm: Patrol returned.

[Provision received: Fresh Meat 696 lbs, Vegetables 3000 lbs, Bread 690 lbs]

[Wind north westerly force 7 at 1am, then gradually reducing during am, down to force 3 in pm, rain until late am]


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29 February 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

am: Departed this life at RN Hospital Mr NG Williams Gunner T. [Entry on Casualty List: WILLIAMS, Nicholas G, Gunner (ret), Caesar, 29 February 1916, illness]

7.10am: Landed party to discharge SS “Waltham”.

7.15am: Exercised Fire Stations and Collision Stations.

8.50am: Landed target party.

am and pm: Employed embarking ammunition.

11.50am: Working party returned.

2.40pm: Arrived HMS [HMCS] “Grilse”.

3.40pm: Target party returned.

4.0pm: Landed funeral party for burial of the late Mr NG Williams.

4.50pm: Half masted colours.

5.30pm: Rehoisted ditto.

5.15pm: Special leave to second part Port Watch till 7.0am.

6.15pm: Funeral party returned.

6.30pm: Raised steam for slow speed.

9.0pm: Set anchor watch.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 182 lbs, Bread 640 lbs]

[South westerly wind increasing from force 4 to 6 during pm, barometric pressure being recorded hourly from 4pm (fairly steady)]


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[Log page not filled in]



LOGS FOR MARCH 1916


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[Cover of Log for March 1916; “I certify that this is a complete copy of the original log” (“a complete copy of” crossed through); signed by Navigating Officer (as before) and approved by CR deC Foot, Captain]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 March 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

7.0am: Let fires die out.

8.30am: Landed target party.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite.

10.0am: Sailed HMS [HMCS] “Grilse”.

11.0am: Target party returned.

11.30am: Discharged to Hospital Lieutenant Commander HN Stewart.

0.45pm: Paid monthly advance.

pm: Tug “Powerful” arrived and proceeded to St Georges’ with targets.

4.30pm: Special leave to second part Starboard Watch till 9.30pm. Landed patrol. Received from [HMS] “Suffolk” to undergo cell punishment 2 ratings.

6.15pm: Arrived HMS “Grilse”.

9.30pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 371 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 640 lbs]

[Wind decreasing in early am, as barometric pressure rising, rain on and off during am, fine weather in pm]


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2 March 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.38, Long -64.71 [very rough estimate as no position information given]

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

Draught forward 28’ 1”, Draught aft 28’ 5”.

3.0am: Raised steam for 9 knots.

6.0am: Employed cleaning ship.

7.5am: Arrived HMS “Grilse”.

8.0am: Hauled down C in C’s flag, “Cumberland” hoisted ditto.

8.30am: 71 ratings Gunnery class arrived per SS “Chaleur” and accommodated on board “Charybdis”.

9.0am: Embarked 17 ratings Gunnery class. Rejoined ship Lieutenant LR Gardiner RNR. Joined ship Sub Lieutenant Thomas RNR.

9.45am: Weighed. Engines as requisite. 9.58am: Proceeded 48 revs, course as requisite for passing into Murray’s Anchorage. Employed refitting and as requisite.

10.40am: Took station on tug “Powerful” and proceeded as requisite for carrying out practices by Gunnery class.

10.50am: Commenced aiming rifle practice.

[As requisite for passing up and down a line N54E, S54W between Nos 12 and 13 buoys[

0.18pm: Completed aiming rifle practice. Hoisted out pinnace and sent ditto to tug with Range keeping Officer and target and recording parties.

0.50pm: Commenced 12 pounder and superimposed turret practice.

2.15pm: Completed ditto - Proceeded as requisite for coming to anchor.

2.26pm: Came to with Starboard anchor in 10 fathoms veered 6 shackles.

[At single anchor [anchor bearings]: St Catherine’s Point S83E, Sugar loaf S4E, Crawl Point S37W]

3.0pm: Pinnace returned with parties. Hoisted in ditto. Discharged to “Leviathan” Lieutenant ET Thornton RNR. Tug proceeded with targets to St Georges.

4.40pm: Weighed. Proceeded 54 revs, course as requisite for passing into Grassy Bay.

4.46pm: Stopped and as requisite to secure torpedo boom. 4.51pm: Proceeded.

5.41pm: Stopped and as requisite.

5.43pm: Came to with Starboard anchor in 9 fathoms veered 6 shackles. Banked fires. Employed embarking ammunition.

[At single anchor Grassy Bay [anchor bearings]: Ireland Point Flagstaff N54W, Sheers N81W, abeam port South Breakwater S74W]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 388 lbs, Vegetables 800 lbs, Bread 676 lbs]


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3 March 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.17, Long -64.70 [possibly incorrect position]

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

2.30am: Raised steam for 9 knots.

6.15am: Sailed HMS “Grilse”.

7.10am: Weighed. Engines as requisite. 7.16am: Proceeded 54 revs, course as requisite for passing through Murray’s Anchorage and Narrows Channel. Part armament manned for submarine defence.

8.44am: Cleared Narrows Channel. Tug “Powerful” joined company with targets. Employed refitting and as requisite.

9.4am: St David’s Head N74W, 2.5 miles. Stopped and as requisite. Hoisted out pinnace and sent ditto to tug with target and recording parties.

9.15am: Took firing station on tug and proceeded as requisite to the SW.

9.50am: Commenced 12 inch service practice by Gunnery class.

0.15pm: Repaired targets and turned to the NE. Employed as in forenoon.

2.10pm: Completed all practices by Gunnery class. St David’s Head N69W, 3.6 miles.

2.20pm: Pinnace returned with parties. Hoisted in ditto. Tug proceeded to Dockyard with targets.

2.47pm: Proceeded 48 revs on varying courses.

4.3pm: Increased to full speed, course as requisite for entering Narrows Channel and passing into Grassy Bay.

5.0pm: Unmanned submarine defence.

5.53pm: Engines as requisite. 6.0pm: Came to Starboard anchor in 9 fathoms veered 6 shackles. Banked fires.

[At single anchor Grassy Bay [anchor bearings]: Ireland Point Flagstaff N54W, Sheers N81W, abeam port South Breakwater S74W]

11.0pm: Set anchor watch. Raised steam for slow speed.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 400 lbs, Bread 744 lbs]


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4 March 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

am: Employed cleaning ship. Tested lifebuoys - Correct.

0.15pm: Arrived HMS “Grilse”.

4.0pm: Quarters.

4.20pm: Arrive HMS “Isis”.

5.56pm: Hoisted flag of Sir George E Patey KCVO. “Cumberland” hauled down ditto.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 525 lbs, Bread 1340 lbs]

[A very squally day, winds south westerly then north westerly, force 6 or 6-7 for much of the day, with rain or showers and lightning at time. Barometric pressure recorded hourly (tending to rise during day), noon temperature 60F]


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5 March 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

6.30am: Hoisted out pinnace.

8.45am: Let fires die out.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.0am: Divine Service.

0.40pm: Sailed HMS “Cumberland”.

1.15pm: Special leave to second part Starboard Watch till 7.0am and boys till 5.0pm.

4.30pm: Landed patrol.

9.40pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 200 lbs]


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6 March 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

9.0am: Landed target party.

am: Employed embarking ammunition, returning empty cordite cases, lapping out guns and as requisite. Ordnance dept examining guns. Torpedo training class at instruction.

3.40pm: Target party returned.

4.30pm: Special leave to second part Port Watch till 7.0am. Non swimmers under instruction. Landed patrol.

10.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 642 lbs, Bread 750 lbs]


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7 March 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

9.0am: Landed target party.

9.10am: Read prayers.

am: Employed refitting, painting and as requisite, lapping out guns. Ordnance dept examining ditto. Torpedo training class at instruction.

3.30pm: Target party returned.

4.30pm: Special leave to first part Starboard Watch till 7.0am.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 376 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 750 lbs]


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8 March 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

3.15am: Drew fires in first picket boat.

4.0am: Raised steam in Steam pinnace.

6.0am: Hoisted out Steam pinnace and launch. Hoisted in pinnace and first picket boat.

am: Employed refitting, painting and as requisite. Sight setters, control and transmitting parties at divisional drill. Acting Seaman Gunners class at instruction. Torpedo training class at instruction.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 221.

4.30pm: Special leave to first part Port Watch till 9.30pm.

11.0pm: Set anchor watch.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 406 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 756 lbs]

[South westerly wind increasing in force in evening, force 5 at midnight, barometric pressure recorded hourly from 8pm. Noon temperature 70F]


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9 March 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Acting Seaman Gunner class at instruction. Torpedo training class at instruction. Exercised Control and transmitting parties.

1.0pm: Discharged to RN Hospital Fleet Paymaster CJ Ferguson.

pm: Employed preparing for coaling.

3.0pm: Rejoined ship Lieutenant Commander HN Stewart.

4.15pm: SS “Waltham” No 1023 secured alongside.

4.30pm: Special leave to second part Starboard Watch till 9.30pm.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 390 lbs, Bread 720 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 738.1 tons, Oil 159 tons]

[Wind mostly south westerly, down to force 2 from noon onwards, rain for much of morning. Barometric pressure recorded hourly for most of day (rising)]


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10 March 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

Draught forward 27’ 6”, Draught aft 27’ 4”.

6.0am: Commenced coaling.

9.45am: Completed coaling - Received 450 tons.

10.20am: SS “Waltham” cast off. Employed cleaning ship.

11.55am: Arrived HMS “Leviathan”. Transferred flag of C in C to ditto.

Noon: Sailed HMCS “Grilse”.

pm: Employed provisioning ship and embarking outfit ammunition.

4.30pm: Special leave to second part Port Watch till 9.30pm.

5.30pm: Discharged to “Suffolk” one rating, released cell prisoner.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 370 lbs, Vegetables 5800 lbs, Bread 720 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1172.8 tons, Oil 159 tons]


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11 March 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

7.0am: Discharged to “Leviathan” 6 ratings.

am: Employed cleaning ship, Unshipping and landing torpedo booms and as requisite. Coaling gear examined and refitted.

11.35am: Hoisted out first picket boat.

2.30pm: Special leave to first part Starboard Watch till 9.0pm and boys till 5.0pm.

pm: Make and mend clothes. Discharged to “Charybdis” 4 ratings. Rejoined ship 8 ratings. Joined ship for passage to “Halifax” [this looks like the name of a ship but is actually a place name in this context] Sub Lieutenant RF Lawson RCN [Royal Canadian Navy] and 10 ratings.

4.30pm: Landed patrol.

6.0pm: Sent first Picket boat to “Leviathan”. Received in lieu 1, 57ft Picket boat belonging to [HMCS] “Niobe” [details here].

9.45pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 794 lbs, Bread 1480 lbs]


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12 March 1916

From Bermuda to Halifax

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

Draught forward 28’ 4”, Draught aft 28’ 10”.

am: Employed cleaning ship and preparing for sea.

6.20am: Hoisted in launch.

7.10am: Sailed HMS “Isis”.

8.20am: Landed RC [Roman Catholic] Church party - 32.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.0am: Church party returned.

10.15am: Divine Service. Raised steam for 12 knots.

1.30pm: Hoisted in and drew fires in Steam pinnace.

2.0pm: Weighed - Engines as requisite. 2.10pm: Proceeded 48 revs, course as requisite for leaving harbour.

2.37pm: Passed Shelly Bay Buoy. Increased to 69 revs.

3.9pm: Entered Narrows Channel. Reduced to 60 revs.

3.27pm: Passed Fairway buoy No 1. Shaped course S55E, 69 revs. Manned A1, B1 6 inch and S1, P1 12 pounders. Placed submarine look outs.

3.43pm: Altered course N50E. 3.45pm: St David’s Light House N77W, 3.2 miles.

4.0pm: Quarters. Exercised General Quarters.

4.7pm: Altered course to N16E. 4.10pm: St Catherine’s Point S86W, 75 miles.

4.30pm: Deviation by sun 1.5 degrees W.

10.0pm: Exercised Sea boat’s crew.

11.30pm: Advanced clocks 10 minutes.

[Number on sick list: 8]


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13 March 1916

From Bermuda to Halifax

Lat 35.80, Long -64.32

0.30am: Advanced clocks 10 minutes.

2.0am and 4.0am: Exercised sea boat’s crew.

6.0am: Lat 34 46.5 N, Long 64 26.5 W by Arcturus and Polaris. Passed steamer bound S apparently SS “Chignecto”.

7.30am: Deviation by sun 1.5 degrees W.

9.0am: Altered course to N19E.

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers. Employed provisioning boats and as requisite.

pm: Employed refitting and as requisite. Issued warm clothing.

4.0pm: Quarters.

4.30pm: Deviation by sun 1.25 degrees W.

7.0pm: Net shelf under B2 casemate carried away.

8.0pm: Employed securing gear on upper deck.

9.0pm: Net shelf port side carrying away in places.

10.0pm: Altered course to N14E.

11.0pm: Exercised Sea boat’s crew.

[Course and Distance made good: 203 miles, 3 degrees]

[True Bearing and Distance: Halifax Light Vessel 514 miles, 4.5 degrees]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Wind increasing in pm, south westerly force 5 at 4pm, westerly force 7-8 in evening, north westerly force 7 at midnight. Sea state rough to very rough from 6pm. Weather information recorded hourly from 4pm. Noon temperature 61F, sea temperature 64F]


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14 March 1916

From Bermuda to Halifax

Lat 39.73, Long -64.02

8.55am: Steamer sighted bound E.

9.0am: Fired blank gun. Proceeded as requisite for examining steamer, steamer showed British colours and number SS Rossano - West Hartlepool.

9.13am: Proceeded.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite.

2.45pm: Changed over steering position to fore lower wheel.

4.0pm: Quarters.

6.20pm: Altered course to N28E.

[Course and Distance made good: 237 miles, 4 degrees 20 minutes]

[True Bearing and Distance: Halifax Light Vessel 277 miles, 4 degrees 45 minutes]

[Current in the 24 hours ending at Noon: Set due to wind and sea]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Weather information recorded hourly, together with sea temperature. Winds north westerly force 6 or 5 until 7am, then wind and sea decreasing. Sea temperature 65F at 1am, 45F at noon (when air temperature 48F), 34F at midnight (when air temperature 34F)]


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15 March 1916

From Bermuda to Halifax

Lat 44.53, Long -63.49 [very rough estimate based on limited information in log]

2.30am: Commenced sounding every half hour.

4.50am: Increased to 81 revs.

6.0am: Employed cleaning ship and clearing snow from decks.

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Raised steam in “Niobe” picket boat.

10.15am: Reduced to 63 revs. Sounding every quarter hour.

10.45am: Increased to 81 revs.

11.19am: Halifax Light Vessel N60E, 4 miles. Ceased sounding, course as requisite for passing into Swept Channel and entering Halifax Harbour.

0.55pm: Engines as requisite.

1.5pm: Passed through Boom Gate. Unmanned Submarine defence.

1.23pm: Came to with Starboard anchor in 12 fathoms veered 6 shackles. Let fires die out. Hoisted out Pinnace and “Niobe” Picket boat. Employed refitting and as requisite.

[At single anchor D Berth Halifax [anchor bearings]: Citadel Flagstaff S42W, Grain elevator Chimney S84W, Exhibition building Light House N13E]

4.0pm: Quarters. Discharged to [HMS] “Carnarvon” 3 ratings and to [HMCS] “Niobe” 2 ratings.

4.30pm: Special leave to first part Starboard Watch till 7.0am.

pm: Found in harbour: HMS “Carnarvon”, HMS “Niobe” and harbour vessels.

Draught forward 27’ 6”, Draught aft 28’ 2”.

[Course and Distance made good: 277 miles, 4 degrees 45 minutes]

[Noon position] [Entering Halifax Harbour]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 350 lbs, Vegetables 1080 lbs, Bread 621 lbs]

[Snowing throughout the day, noon air and sea temperature 30F]


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16 March 1916

At Halifax [Nova Scotia]

Lat 44.65, Long -63.57 [estimated]

[At single anchor D Berth Halifax]

6.0am: Employed cleaning ship and clearing snow from decks.

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers.

9.20am: Landed Dockyard party.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Preparing after turret for dismounting guns. Gunnery and Torpedo training classes at instruction. Joined from “Niobe” 2 ratings. Discharged to ditto Sub Lieutenant RF Lawson.

11.50am: Dockyard party returned.

pm: Make and mend clothes. Preparing after turret for dismounting guns.

1.30pm: Special leave to first part Port Watch till 7.0am.

4.0pm: Quarters.

4.30pm: Landed patrol.

10.0pm: Patrol returned.

11.0pm: Preparing after turret for dismounting guns.

[Distance run through the Water: 14 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 310 lbs, Bread 600 lbs]

[Snowing all day, barometric pressure falling all day, noon temperature 31F]


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17 March 1916

At Halifax

Lat 44.64, Long -63.56 [estimated]

[At single anchor D berth Halifax]

[Draught forward 28’ 6”, Draught aft 27’ 9”]

1.0am: Raised steam for 9 knots.

2.0am: Preparing after turret for dismounting guns.

am: First Cutter capsized at boom. Lost overboard from ditto Hawsers Wire 3.5 inch 1 in number, Grass 5 inch 1 in number.

5.30am: Sent waterlogged cutter to “Niobe”.

5.45am: Landed Wharf party.

6.10am: Weighed. Engines as requisite. Proceeded alongside No 4 Wharf.

8.30am: Ship secured alongside.

[Alongside No 4 Wharf]

[Depth of water alongside: Forward 7.25 fathoms. Amidships 6.5 fathoms, Aft 8 fathoms: 5 ft above LWOS [probably Low Water of Ordinary Spring Tide]

9.0am: Messrs Foley Brothers and Welch’s 75 ton Crane came alongside. Let fires die out.

[Lost overboard by accident when cutter capsized: Pistols Signal Very’s 1 in number, Oars 16 in number, Masts 2 in number, Anchors 30 pound, 1 in number]

am: Employed lifting turret roof, preparing after 12 inch guns for dismounting, clearing decks of snow and as requisite.

1.25pm: Sent sweeping party to search for lost hawsers. Employed as in forenoon.

3.30pm: Sweeping party returned. Hawsers not recovered.

3.45pm: Read Warrant No 222.

4.0pm: Leave to boys of Starboard Watch till 6.30pm.

4.30pm: Quarters. Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am.

9.0pm: Employed dismounting after 12 inch guns.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 350 lbs, Bread 600 lbs]

[Weather fine, barometric pressure starting to rise, noon temperature 27F]


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18 March 1916

At Halifax

Lat 44.64, Long -63.56

[Alongside No 4 Wharf Halifax]

2.0am: Dismounting after 12 inch guns.

5.0am: Placed right gun on floating crane.

am: Employed cleaning ship and dismounting after 12 inch guns.

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers.

2.0pm: Leave to boys till 6.0pm.

2.30pm: Placed right gun on floating crane. Employed landing guns on wharf.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am. HM Transport “Telemachus” [presumably Telemachus (2) listed here] No 106 came alongside.

pm: Employed hoisting guns out of transport’s hold and placing ditto on floating crane.

9.30pm: Transport cast off.

10.30pm: Employed mounting after 12 inch guns.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 650 lbs, Bread 1200 lbs]


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19 March 1916

At Halifax

Lat 44.64, Long -63.56

[Alongside No 4 Wharf Halifax]

2.0am: Mounting after 12 inch guns.

5.30am: Employed cleaning ship and mounting after 12 inch guns.

8.20am: Landed RC Church party - 20.

8.30am: Arrived HMS “Caronia”.

9.45am: Divisions.

10.30am: Divine Service. Church party returned.

11.0am: Left gun mounted.

1.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 11.0pm and boys till 6.30pm.

pm: Employed mounting after 12 inch guns and preparing for coaling.

10.30pm: Right gun mounted.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 716.9 tons, Oil 159 tons]


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20 March 1916

At Halifax

Lat 44.64, Long -63.56

[Alongside No 4 Wharf Halifax]

2.0am: Replacing after turret roof.

6.50am: Floating crane cast off.

7.0am: Landed party to embark old 12 inch guns in HMT “Telemachus”.

8.0am: SS “Winlaton” secured alongside.

8.40am: Commenced coaling.

am: Class from “Niobe” at heavy gun drill.

1.0pm: Party returned from transport.

4.30pm: Completed coaling - Received 725 tons.

4.50pm: SS “Winlaton” cast off. Employed cleaning ship.

6.40pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 11.0pm. Joined from “Niobe” 40 ratings, Gunnery class.

Draught forward 29’ 3”, Draught aft 29’ 3”.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 330 lbs, Vegetables 6030 lbs, Bread 600 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1471.7 tons]

[Weather fine in am, snowing in pm, noon temperature 26F]


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21 March 1916

At Halifax

Lat 44.64, Long -63.56 [estimated]

[Alongside No 4 Wharf]

1.0am: Raised steam for 9 knots.

5.50am: Cast off. Engines as requisite for clearing wharf and backing into C berth.

6.10am: Came to with Starboard anchor in 12 fathoms veered 6 shackles. Banked fires.

[At single anchor C Berth [anchor bearings]: Exhibition building Light House N31E, Sugar Refinery Chimney N43W, Steps Flagstaff N76W]

am: Employed cleaning ship, drawing provisions and as requisite.

10.30pm: SS “Volture” came alongside. Oiling ship.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

1.25pm: Hoisted out Steam pinnace. Sent “Niobe’s” picket boat to “Niobe”. Received in lieu 1, 57 foot picket boat belonging [HMS] “Leviathan”.

3.0pm: Completed oiling - Received 210 tons.

3.5pm: SS “Volture” cast off.

3.25pm: Hoisted in Steam pinnace.

4.30pm: Leave to POs [Petty Officers] of Starboard Watch till 11.0pm.

8.0pm: Hoisted in pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1450 lbs, Bread 3200 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1403 tons, Oil 369 tons]


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22 March 1916

At Halifax

Lat 44.64, Long -63.56

[At single anchor C Berth]

2.0am: Raised steam for 13 knots.

6.0am: Employed cleaning ship.

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers.

am: Employed preparing night defence, provisioning boats, refitting and as requisite.

11.0am: Banked fires at 1.5 hours’ notice.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrants Nos 223 to 226.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch and second part Starboard Watch till 7.0am.

[Number on sick list: 10]


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23 March 1916

At Halifax

Lat 44.64, Long -63.56

[At single anchor C Berth]

6.0am: Employed cleaning ship below and clearing snow from decks.

am: Employed cleaning ship below and refitting. Gunnery Training class at instruction.

11.0am: Steam for slow speed at half hour’s notice.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch and first part Port Watch till 7.0am.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 700 lbs, Bread 525 lbs]

[Northerly wind force 5-6 at noon and 4pm, snow for much of day, barometric pressure recorded hourly from 8am, falling until noon (when 28.94 over 47), then rising. Noon temperature 33F]


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24 March 1916

At Halifax

Lat 44.64, Long -63.56

[At single anchor C Berth]

6.0am: Employed clearing decks of snow and cleaning ship below.

7.0am: Banked fires at 2 hours notice.

9.10am: Divisions - Read prayers.

am: Employed restowing shell rooms, refitting and as requisite. Gunnery and Torpedo training classes under instruction.

4.0pm: Quarters.

5.15pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 320 lbs, Vegetables 1980 lbs, Bread 900 lbs]


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25 March 1916

From Halifax to Bermuda

Lat 44.64, Long -63.56

[At single anchor C Berth]

Draught forward 29’ 4”, Draught aft 29’ 6”.

5.0am: Raised steam for 12 knots.

9.20am: Shortened in to 5 shackles.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

6.0pm: Joined ship 100 ratings, Gunnery class. Hoisted in and drew fires in “Leviathan’s” Picket boat.

6.15pm: Shortened in to 3 shackles.

6.54pm: Weighed. Proceeded 60 revs, course as requisite for leaving harbour.

7.16pm: Reduced to 42 revs - Passed Gate. Manned A1, B1 6 inch guns, P1, S1 12 pounders. Placed Submarine look outs.

7.21pm: Increased to 72 revs.

7.47pm: Reduced to 36 revs. Burning search lights to pick up War Channel buoys. 7.55pm: Increased to 72 revs.

8.23pm: Cleared War Channel - Shaped course SSW.

8.43pm: Sambro Island Light House N38W, 4.5 miles.

9.0pm: Passed Sambro Light Vessel - Commenced zig zagging. Normal course SSW.

10.0pm: Discontinued zig zagging. Sambro Island Light House N12.5E. Exercised Sea boat’s crew.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Bread 1200 lbs]

[Squally north easterly wind force 3-5 in middle of day, noon temperature 31F]


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26 March 1916

From Halifax to Bermuda

Lat 41.44, Long -63.85

2.0am and 5.0am: Exercised Sea boat’s crew.

9.16am: Observed a red conical buoy, no markings adrift to the Eastward. Proceeded towards ditto and opened fire. Fired 3 rounds 12 pounder. Buoy sank. 9.32am: Proceeded.

10.30am: Held Divine Service.

11.10am: Observed steamer to the South Westward.

11.15am: Proceeded as requisite for intercepting ditto.

11.55am: Fired one round blank 12 pounder. Steamer stopped. SS “Silverdale” - Sunderland.

0.12pm: Proceeded.

4.0pm: Quarters.

5.45pm: Observed steamer to the Westward.

5.50pm: Proceeded as required for closing ditto.

6.5pm: Fired one round blank 12 pounder. Steamer SS “Philadelphia” New York [there are several possibilities for this ship].

6.14pm: Proceeded.

8.30pm: Deviation by Venus and Sirius 1.5 degrees E.

10.0pm: Exercised Sea boat’s crew.

[Course and Distance made good since 9.0pm: 185 degrees, 175 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Ariadne Bank 183 degrees 30 minutes, 542 miles]

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Northerly wind force 4 for most of day, weather fine from noon onwards, when temperature 39F, sea temperature 35F]


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27 March 1916

From Halifax to Bermuda

Lat 36.92, Long -64.28

7.0am: Starboard net shelf damaged by sea.

8.0am: Retarded clocks 20 minutes.

10.10am: Observed steamer to the South Eastward. 10.13am: Proceeded as requisite for closing ditto.

10.35am: Fired one round blank 12 pounder. Steamer stopped. SS “Justin” Liverpool.

11.0am: Proceeded as requisite for securing Starboard net shelf.

11.30am: Proceeded.

5.30pm: Deviation by sun 1 degree E.

6.25pm: Observed steamer to the SE.

8.0pm: Lat 35 25.5 N, Long 64 21 W by Sun and Sirius.

[Course and Distance made good: 184 degrees 10 minutes, 272 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Ariadne Bank 182 degrees 40 minutes, 270 miles]

[Number on sick list: 13]

[North westerly wind force 5 or 6 for most of day, sea state rough at 8am and noon, when air temperature 52F, sea temperature 63F]


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28 March 1916

From Halifax to Bermuda

Lat 32.41, Long -64.53

Draught forward 28’ 0”, Draught aft 28’ 3”.

8.30am: Fired four rounds to test after turret.

8.45am: Observed Sun Int N68W, 3 miles. Raised steam in Leviathan’s picket boat.

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers. Employed preparing for entering harbour.

10.0am: Altered course to S6W. Commenced sounding every 10 minutes.

10.25am: St David’s Head S10W. Ceased sounding.

10.56am: St David’s Head S16W, 14 miles.

11.0am: Commenced zig zagging towards Swept Channel.

0.30pm: Reduced to 64 revs. Ceased zig zagging course as requisite for passing through Swept Channel. Fairway Buoy N50W, 4.7 miles.

0.55pm: Passed Fairway Buoy course as requisite through Narrow Channel to Grassy Bay.

1.45pm: Reduced to 48 revs.

2.11pm: Stopped and as requisite. 2.15pm: Came to with Port anchor in 8 fathoms, veered 6 shackles. Let fires die out. Hoisted out boats. Discharged to “Leviathan” 4 ratings and to “Isis” 3 ratings. Sent Gunnery class to [HMS] “Charybdis”. Rejoined ship Fleet Paymaster CJ Ferguson.

[At single anchor No 3 Berth Bermuda Grassy Bay, Anchor Bearings: abeam port South Mole Head S72W, Sheers N82W, Ireland Point Flagstaff N54W]

4.30pm: Special leave to first part Port Watch till 9.0am. Landed patrol. Exchanged picket boats with “Leviathan”.

10.50pm: Patrol returned.

pm: Found in harbour HMS “Leviathan”, “Isis”, “Cumberland”, and HMCS “Grilse”.

[Course and Distance made good: 182 degrees 40 minutes, 270 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Weather fine, noon air and sea temperature 64F]


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29 March 1916

Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83 [estimated]

[At single anchor No 3 berth Grassy Bay]

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers.

am: Employed cleaning boats, refitting, painting after turret and guns and as requisite. Divers examining submerged fittings.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.0pm: Quarters.

4.30pm: Special leave to second part Starboard Watch till 9.0am.

5.5pm: SS “Haxly” [presumably SS “Haxby] No 1055 secured alongside.

[Distance run through the Water: 23.2 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 182 lbs, Bread 640 lbs]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 71F]


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30 March 1916

Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor No 3 berth Grassy Bay]

5.30am: Employed cleaning ship and embarking ammunition.

8.40am: Landed Dockyard parties.

am and pm: Employed embarking ammunition.

3.0pm: Sailed HMS “Isis”.

3.40pm: Sailed HMS “Leviathan”.

4.30pm: Special leave to second part Port Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol.

6.0pm: Employed embarking ammunition.

9.30pm: Patrol returned.

11.20pm: Completed ammunitioning.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 599 lbs, Bread 840 lbs]


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31 March 1916

Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor No 3 berth Grassy Bay]

6.25am: SS “Haxby” cast off.

8.30am: Landed target and Dockyard parties.

am: Employed stowing ammunition, disembarking outfit cordite and stowing ditto in Keep yard, cleaning boats and as requisite.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

3.30pm: Tug “Powerful” arrived and proceeded to St Georges with targets in tow.

4.0pm: Quarters. Target and Dockyard parties returned. Non swimmers under instruction.

4.30pm: Special leave to first part Starboard Watch till 9.30pm. Landed patrol.

9.30pm: Patrol returned.

[page signed HP Buckle, Commander for Captain (Sick)]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 428 lbs, Bread 660 lbs]


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[Log page not filled in]



LOGS FOR APRIL 1916


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[Cover of Log for April 1916; “I certify that this is a complete copy of the original Log” (“a complete copy of” crossed through). Signed by Navigating Officer and approved by Captain Foot (as before)]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 April 1916

Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor No 3 berth Grassy Bay]

am: Employed cleaning ship. Tested lifebuoys - Correct.

0.30pm: Paid Quarterly settlement.

1.30pm: Special leave to second part Port Watch till 9.30pm and boys till 5.0pm.

4.30pm: Landed patrol. Non swimmers under instruction.

5.0pm: Hoisted inboard damaged portion of Starboard net shelf.

5.30pm: Hoisted in second picket boat.

10.40pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 476 lbs, Vegetables 5870 lbs, Bread 1858]


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2 April 1916

Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor No 3 berth Grassy Bay]

8.0am: Landed Church parties, RCs 72, Presbyterians 16, Wesleyans 29.

9.45am: Divisions.

10.30am: Divine Service.

11.50am: Church parties returned.

1.10pm: Special leave to second part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm and boys till 5.0pm.

2.0pm: Captain C de’RC Foot [actually CR de C Foot] reassumed command of ship.

4.0pm: Quarters.

4.30pm: Landed patrol.

10.10pm: Patrol returned.

11.45pm: Drew fires in first picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 8]


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3 April 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.38, Long -64.71 [very rough estimate as no position information given]

[At single anchor No 3 berth Grassy Bay]

Draught forward 28’ 4”, Draught aft 28’ 6”.

2.0am: Raised steam for 9 knots.

6.30am: Hoisted in pinnace.

7.40am: Embarked Lieutenant Commander Stokes Rees and Gunnery class 198 ratings.

8.15am: Hoisted in first picket boat.

8.30am: Weighed - Engines as requisite.

8.44am: Proceeded 54 revs, course as requisite for passing into Murray’s anchorage.

9.52am: Tug “Powerful” arrived from St Georges. Stopped and as requisite. Hoisted out pinnacle and sent ditto to tug with target party.

10.23am: Proceeded as requisite for taking firing station on tug and carrying out practices by Gunnery class.

[As requisite for passing up and down a line N54E - S54W between Nos 12 Fairway and 13 buoys]

10.30am: Commenced aiming rifle practice.

5.15pm: Completed aiming rifle practice.

5.45pm: Commenced 12 pounder practice.

6.30pm: Discontinued practice. Proceeded as requisite for coming to anchor.

6.40pm: Came to with Port anchor in 10.5 fathoms veered 6 shackles.

[At single anchor Murray’s Anchorage. Anchor Bearings: St Catherine’s Point S79E, Fort George Flagstaff S12E, Sugar Loaf S37W]

7.20pm: Pinnace returned with target. Hoisted in tug. Tug proceeded to St Georges with targets.

8.35pm: Weighed - Proceeded as requisite for shifting berth.

9.15pm: Came to with Port anchor in 11 fathoms veered 6 shackles. Banked fires.

[At single anchor Murray’s Anchorage [anchor bearings]: St Catherine’s Point S55E, Fort George Flagstaff S10E, Sugar Loaf S27W]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 857 lbs, Bread 850 lbs]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 69F, sea temperature 68F]


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4 April 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.38, Long -64.71 [very rough estimate as no position information given]

[Another day of gunnery practice with tug “Powerful”, in usual place, leaving at 9.0am, returning at 7.29pm. Only main points from log shown here]

[At single anchor Murray’s Anchorage]

7.0am: Hoisted out pinnace.

9.22am: Resumed 12 pounder practice.

0.28pm: Completed 12 pounder and commenced Sub calibre practice.

3.23pm: Completed sub calibre practice, sent recording party to tug.

3.45pm: Commenced superimposed turret practice. Raised steam in first picket boat.

4.30pm: Completed superimposed turret practice.

5.10pm: Commenced 6 inch service practice.

6.10pm: Discontinued practices. Pinnace returned with parties. Hoisted in ditto. Tug proceeded to St Georges with targets.

6.27pm: Proceeded full speed, course as requisite for passing into Grassy Bay.

6.59pm: Reduced to 36 revs. Burning Search lights to pick up Channel buoys.

[At single anchor No 3 berth Grassy Bay [anchor bearings]: Ireland Point Flagstaff N53W, Sheers N82W, South Mole Head S71W]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 20 lbs]


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5 April 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.38, Long -64.71 [very rough estimate as no position information given]

Another day of gunnery practice with tug “Powerful”, in usual place, leaving at 7.35am, returning at 6.10pm. Only main points from log shown here]

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

9.30am: Resumed 6 inch service practice.

5.50pm: Discontinued practice. Proceeded as requisite for coming to anchor.

[At single anchor Murray’s Anchorage [anchor bearings]: St Catherine’s Point N82E, Fort George Flagstaff S63E, Sugar Loaf S]

pm: Stopped the wine bill of Captain Stephen A Stoddart RMLI, his daily consumption of alcohol being frequently excessive. [signed] CR deC Foot, Captain, SA Stoddart Captain RMLI.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 430 lbs, Bread 850 lbs]

[Weather fine in am, rain in pm, noon temperature 68F, sea temperature 66F]


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6 April 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.45, Long -64.50

[At single anchor Murray’s Anchorage]

Draught forward 28’ 0”, Draught aft 28’ 4”.

3.0am: Raised steam for 9 knots.

5.15am: Sent first picket boat to Ireland Island.

7.15am: Ditto returned with five Gunlayers 1. Employed cleaning ship.

7.25am: Hoisted in and drew fires in first picket boat.

7.35am: Weighed - Engines as requisite. 7.42am: Proceeded 48 revs, course as requisite for passing through Narrows Channel.

8.24am: Stopped and as requisite.

8.40am: Tug Powerful arrived with targets. Hoisted out pinnace and sent ditto to tug with target and recording parties.

8.45am: St David’s Light House W, 2.2 miles.

9.0am: Took firing station on tug and proceeded as requisite to the NE.

9.15am: Commenced aiming rifle and superimposed turret practice.

10.18am: Completed ditto. Employed refitting and as requisite.

10.30am: Commenced 12 inch service practice.

11.10am: Turned to the SW.

11.35am: St David’s Light House S66W, 10.3 miles.

1.20pm: Discontinued practice. Proceeded 60 revs, course as requisite for passing through Narrows Channel into Murray’s Anchorage.

2.0pm: Passed No 12 Fairway buoy. Stopped and as requisite.

[As requisite for passing up and down a line S54W - N54E between Nos 12 Fairway and 13 buoys]

pm: Make and mend clothes.

3.9pm: Took firing station on tug and proceeded as requisite for resuming practices.

3.25pm: Resumed 6 inch service practice.

5.45pm: Completed ditto. Proceeded as requisite for coming to anchor.

5.56pm: Came to with Port anchor in 10 fathoms veered 6 shackles. Banked fires.

[At single anchor Murray’s Anchorage [anchor bearings]: St Catherine’s Point N85E, Fort George Flagstaff S42E, Sugar Loaf S28W]

6.0pm: Read Warrant No 226. Tug proceeded to St Georges. Secured targets astern.

6.10pm: Hoisted in pinnace. Target and recording parties returned.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 463 lbs, Bread 850 lbs]


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7 April 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.37, Long -64.75 [very rough estimate as noon position not shown in log]

[At single anchor Murray’s Anchorage]

2.30am: Raised steam for 9 knots.

6.30am: Hoisted out pinnace. Employed cleaning ship and repairing targets.

7.50am: Hoisted in pinnace. Tug Powerful arrived from St Georges and took targets in tow. Sent target and recording parties to ditto.

8.5am: Weighed. Proceeded 60 revs, course as requisite for passing through Narrows Channel.

8.48am: Stopped and as requisite. St Davids Light House S87W, 1.5 miles.

9.37am: Took firing station on tug and proceeded as requisite to the S. Raised steam in second picket boat.

9.52am: Resumed 12 inch service practice by Gunnery class.

10.30am: Completed all practices by Gunnery class. Proceeded 60 revs, course as requisite for passing through Narrows Channel to Grassy Bay.

11.30am: Reduced to 36 revs. 0.34pm: Increased to 48 revs.

0.57pm: Stopped and as requisite. 1.2pm: Came to with Port anchor in 8.25 fathoms veered 6 shackles. Let fires die out. Hoisted out boats.

[At single anchor No 3 berth Grassy Bay [anchor bearings]: Ireland Point Flagstaff N54W, Sheers N82W, South Mole Head S73W]

pm: Employed discharging empty ammunition cases and as requisite.

4.30pm: Special leave to first part Port Watch till 9.30pm. Landed patrol.

5.0pm: Tug arrived with targets, took ditto in to Camber and proceeded to St Georges.

7.10pm: Target and recording parties returned.

9.30pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 19 lbs, Bread 40 lbs]


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8 April 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83 [estimated]

[At single anchor No 3 berth Grassy Bay]

1.0am: Drew fires in second picket boat.

5.0am: Raised steam in second picket boat.

am: Employed cleaning ship and embarking empty ammunition cases in transport “Verdala”.

9.0am: Aired night clothing.

am: Tested lifebuoys - Correct. Lost overboard by accident cases cordite 12 inch R small 1 in number.

pm: Sent Lieutenant Commander Stokes Rees and Gunnery class to “Charybdis”.

4.0pm: Quarters.

4.30pm: Special leave to first part Starboard Watch till 9.30pm.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 817 lbs, Vegetables 3800 lbs, Bread 2694 lbs]


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9 April 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor No 3 berth Grassy Bay]

8.30am: Landed Church parties - RC 39, Wesleyans 31, Presbyterians 10.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.30am: Divine Service.

11.40am: Church parties returned.

1.30pm: Special leave to second part Starboard Watch till 7.0am and boys till 5.0pm.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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10 April 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor No 3 berth Grassy Bay]

6.30am: Read Warrant No 228.

8.15am: Landed target and Dockyard parties.

9.0am: Sent pinnace with divers to search for lost ammunition case.

am: Employed ranging cable for survey, refitting and as requisite. Dockyard blacksmith assisting survey of cable. Ordnance Dept examining guns.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

3.30pm: Diving party returned - Ammunition case not recovered.

4.0pm: Dockyard and target parties returned. Non swimmers under instruction in camber.

4.30pm: Special leave to second part Starboard Watch till 7.0am.

11.0pm: Observed North Rock Light not burning.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 855 lbs, Bread 400 lbs]


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11 April 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor No 3 berth Grassy Bay]

8.40am: Landed Dockyard parties.

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers.

am: Employed preparing for coaling, surveying cable and as requisite. Dockyard blacksmiths assisting in survey of cable.

11.50am: Dockyard parties returned.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

4.30pm: Special leave to second part Port Watch till 9.30pm. Landed patrol.

4.45pm: SS “Haxby” No 1055 secured alongside. Employed preparing for coaling.

9.30pm: Patrol returned.

10.30pm: Observed North Rock Light not burning.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 620 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 830 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 702.2 tons, Oil 369 tons]


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12 April 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor No 3 berth Grassy Bay]

6.10am: Commenced coaling.

9.30am: Read Warrant No 229.

9.45am: Completed coaling - Received 350 tons. Employed cleaning ship.

11.30am: SS “Haxby” cast off.

pm: Employed cleaning ship.

5.10pm: Special leave to first part Starboard Watch till 9.30pm.

9.0pm: Observed North Rock light to be burning.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 490 lbs, Bread 940 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1033.9 tons, Oil 369 tons]


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13 April 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor No 3 berth Grassy Bay]

2.0am: Sent second picket boat and launch into Camber.

3.30am: Raised steam in first picket boat.

5.45am: Hoisted out first picket boat.

7.15am: Arrived HMS “Isis”.

8.40am: Landed Dockyard parties.

am: Employed cleaning ship and as requisite. Torpedo training class at instruction. Carried our four torpedo runs from ship at anchor. Surveying cable. Dockyard blacksmith assisting at ditto. Cleaning and painting chain lockers.

1.15pm: Special leave to second part Port Watch of stokers till 7.0am.

pm: Employed as in forenoon. First picket boat carrying out torpedo practice from dropping gear. Struck down Starboard cable.

4.30pm: Special leave to second part Port Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol. Non swimmers under instruction in camber.

4.50pm: Drew fires in and hoisted in first picket boat.

9.40pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 455 lbs, Bread 980 lbs]

[Weather fine (though squally at 4am), noon temperature 68F]


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14 April 1916:


At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor No 3 berth Grassy Bay]

8.40am: Prayers.

am: Employed painting ship and as requisite. Tested magazine flooding arrangements.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrants Nos 230, 231, 232.

4.30pm: Special leave to second part Starboard Watch till 9.30pm.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Weather fine in am, overcast in late pm, barometric pressure recorded hourly from 6pm, falling slowly]


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15 April 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor No 3 berth Grassy Bay]

2.30am: Raised steam for slow speed. Set anchor watch. Sent Picket boat and launch into camber.

am: Tested lifebuoys - Correct. Discharged to SS “Chignecto” for passage to England Lieutenant Sydney Cunningham RNR. Gunnery class 71 ratings embarked in ditto.

11.50am: Read warrant No 229.

4.30pm: Leave to Chiefs and POs till 7.0am.

9.25pm: Set anchor watch.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 340 lbs, Vegetables 3000 lbs, Bread 940 lbs]

[Weather squally, winds westerly then north westerly force 5-6 all day, force 6-7 at midnight, showers from late am, barometric pressure recorded hourly (falling until 6.0am, then rising slowly). Noon temperature 66F]


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16 April 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor No 3 berth Grassy Bay]

9.30am: Divisions.

10.45am: Let go Starboard anchor under foot.

10.55am: Divine Service.

4.0pm: Quarters.

9.0pm: Set anchor watch.

10.45pm: Sent Picket boat into camber for the night.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 606 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 1670 lbs]

[Still squally in early am, fine weather in pm, north westerly wind force 5 to 6 almost all day, barometric pressure still recorded hourly (rising slowly)]


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17 April 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor No 3 berth Grassy Bay]

7.25am: Sailed HMS “Isis”.

8.45am: Weighed Starboard anchor. Let fires die out.

am: Employed ranging sheet cable for survey, painting, refitting and as requisite. Control and Transmitting parties at exercise. Gunnery training class under instruction. Gun Layers II and III at exercise.

4.30pm: Special leave to second part Port Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol.

9.40pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 786 lbs, Bread 600 lbs]


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18 April 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor No 3 berth Grassy Bay]

7.45am: Arrived HMS “Leviathan”.

9.35am: Cleared ship for action.

9.45am: Exercised General Quarters.

10.40am: Secured - Replaced gear.

am: Employed surveying cable, refitting and as requisite. Gunnery training class at instruction. Dockyard blacksmith assisting in survey of cable. Cleaning and painting chain lockers.

4.30pm: Special leave to second part Starboard Watch till 7.0am.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 465 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 1046 lbs]


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19 April 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor No 3 berth Grassy Bay]

8.40am: Landed Dockyard party.

am: Employed painting down aloft, surveying cable, cleaning and painting chain lockers and as requisite. Gunnery and Torpedo training classes at instruction. Gun Layers II and III at deflection teacher. Landed cordite for periodical test.

pm: Employed as in forenoon. Dockyard blacksmiths assisting in survey of cable.

4.30pm: Special leave to first part Port Watch till 9.30pm.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 464, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 652 lbs]

[North westerly wind force 4 for most of day, weather fine, noon temperature 68F]


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20 April 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor No 3 berth Grassy Bay]

am: Employed striking down sheet cable, painting, refitting and as requisite. Gunnery and Torpedo training class at instruction. Gun Layers at deflection teacher.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

1.15pm: Special leave to first part Starboard Watch till 7.0am and boys till 5.0pm.

4.0pm: Quarters. Non swimmers under instruction.

11.45pm: Drew fires in second picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 588 lbs, Bread 894 lbs]


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21 April 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor No 3 berth Grassy Bay]

8.30am: Landed Church parties, RC 43, Wesleyans 39 [as this is Good Friday].

9.30am: Divisions.

10.30am: Divine Service.

11.45am: Church parties returned.

1.30pm: Special leave to second part Port Watch till 9.30pm and boys till 5.0pm.

2.0pm: Landed RC Church party.

4.0pm: Quarters.

4.30pm: Landed patrol.

5.15pm: Church party returned.

9.35pm: Patrol returned.

11.45pm: Drew fires in second picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 593 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 600 lbs]


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22 April 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor No 3 berth Grassy Bay]

4.0am: Raised steam in Steam pinnace and second picket boat.

6.0am: Hoisted out Steam pinnace.

am: Tested lifebuoys - Correct.

2.15pm: Special leave to second part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

11.45pm: Drew fires in second picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 330 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 1714 lbs]


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23 April 1916:


At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor No 3 berth Grassy Bay]

4.0am: Raised steam in second picket boat.

8.25am: Landed Church parties, RC 16, Wesleyans 31, Presbyterians 18.

9.55am: Divisions.

10.40am: Divine Service.

11.30am: Drew fires in Steam pinnace.

1.15pm: Special leave to first part Port Watch till 7.0am and boys till 5.0pm.

4.30pm: Landed patrol.

9.45pm: Patrol returned.

11.45pm: Drew fires in second picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 10]


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24 April 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor No 3 berth Grassy Bay]

3.30am: Raised steam in second picket boat.

6.15am: Raised steam in first picket boat and Steam pinnace.

9.30am: Leave to boys till 6.30pm.

am: Employed painting, refitting and as requisite. Gunnery and Torpedo training classes at instruction. Gun Layers at deflection teacher.

10.0am: Hoisted out first picket boat and pinnace. Hoisted in second picket boat. Drew fires in second picket boat.

4.30pm: Special leave to first part Starboard Watch till 7.0am.

7.20pm: Drew fires in Steam pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 375 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 900 lbs]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 72F]


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25 April 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor No 3 berth Grassy Bay]

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Boats exercising under sail and oars. Gunnery and Torpedo Training classes at instruction. Joined from SS “Chaleur” 39 ratings Gunnery class.

pm: Employed as in forenoon. Boats racing under sail.

4.30pm: Special leave to second part Port Watch till 7.0am. Non swimmers under instruction.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 472 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 900 lbs]


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26 April 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor No 3 berth Grassy Bay]

am: Employed restowing magazines and as requisite. Gunnery and Torpedo training classes at instruction. Gun Layers at deflection teacher. Exercised Control and transmitting parties.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrants Nos 234 and 235.

4.30pm: Special leave to second part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm. Non swimmers under instruction.

4.40pm: Landed patrol.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 483 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 770 lbs]


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27 April 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor No 3 berth Grassy Bay]

8.40am: Landed Dockyard party.

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. 3 hands from Dockyard employed refitting turrets. Gunnery and Torpedo training classes at instruction.

10.30am: Dockyard party returned.

1.15pm: Special leave to first part Port Watch till 7.0am and boys till 5.0pm.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

4.0pm: Quarters.

4.30pm: Landed patrol. Non swimmers under instruction.

10.20pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 474 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 890 lbs]


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28 April 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor No 3 berth Grassy Bay]

7.0am: Hoisted out launch.

9.30am: Exercised Out sheet anchor. 10.0am: Replaced ditto.

10.35am: Exercised General Quarters. 11.10am: Secured.

am: Employed hoisting in boats and as requisite. 6 hands from Dockyard refitting turrets.

pm: Employed refitting and as requisite. Gunnery and Torpedo training classes at instruction.

4.30pm: Special leave to first part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

7.0pm: Embarked in SS “Chaudiere” for passage to England 134 ratings Gunnery class.

11.30pm: Drew fires in Steam pinnace.

11.50pm: Drew fires in first picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 14]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 473 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 900 lbs]


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29 April 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor No 3 berth Grassy Bay]

4.0am: Raised steam in Steam boats.

8.40am: Aired night clothing.

9.35am: Sailed HMS “Grilse”.

am: Tested lifebuoys - Correct. 4 hands from Dockyard refitting turrets.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

1.15pm: Special leave to second part Port Watch till 10.15pm and boys till 7.0pm.

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 710 lbs, Bread 1442 lbs]


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30 April 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor No 3 berth Grassy Bay]

8.30am: Landed RC Church party - 42.

10.0am: Church party returned.

10.15am: Divine Service.

1.15pm: Special leave to POs [Petty Officer] and LS [Leading Seamen] till 7.0am.

4.30pm: Special leave to second part Starboard Watch till 7.0am.

4.40pm: Landed patrol. Arrived HMS “Isis”.

10.20pm: Patrol returned.

10.30pm: Drew fires in Steam pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 14]

[Rain in am, fine in pm, noon temperature 70F]



LOG BOOK – MAY 1ST 1916 TO DECEMBER 31ST 1916


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[Left hand side of black cover of log book]

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[Right hand side of black cover]

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[Inside of cover]

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[Inside of cover with “ADM53/36574” on]

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LOGS FOR MAY 1916


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[Cover of Copy of Log for May 1916, signed by Navigating Officer and Captain (as before)]

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[Page with details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 May 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor No 3 berth Grassy Bay]

0.30am: Drew fires in first picket boat.

4.10am: Raised steam in second picket boat and Steam pinnace.

8.30am: Set anchor watch.

8.40am: Hoisted in first picket boat.

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers.

9.20am: Let go Starboard anchor veered to the seventh shackle on Port and first on Starboard.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Gunnery and Torpedo training under examination. Second picket boat stove in alongside gangway. Sent ditto into Camber.

10.0am: Raised steam in first picket boat.

0.45pm: Monthly payment.

1.15pm: Hoisted out first Picket boat.

4.0pm: Quarters.

9.0pm: Sent steamboats into Camber.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 402 lbs, Bread 200 lbs]

[Wind force 4 to 6 most of day, squally at times, north westerly in am, north easterly from noon onwards, barometric pressure rising during day, noon temperature 66F]


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2 May 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor No 3 berth Grassy Bay]

7.10am: Weighed Starboard anchor. Discontinued anchor watch.

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers. Exercised Preparing tow and Preparing to be taken in tow.

10.0am: Replaced gear.

10.15am: Hoisted in second picket boat.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Gunnery and Torpedo training classes at instruction.

1.10pm: Landed Dockyard parties.

3.55pm: Dockyard parties returned.

4.30pm: Special leave to second part Starboard Watch till 7.0am.

10.30pm: Drew fires in Steam pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 62 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 462 lbs]


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3 May 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor No 3 berth Grassy Bay]

4.45am: Raised steam in Steam pinnace.

8.45am: SS “Weardale” No 1101 secured alongside.

9.0am: Landed Dockyard and target parties.

am and pm: Employed embarking ammunition and as requisite.

2.30pm: Tug “Powerful” arrived and proceeded to St Georges with targets.

4.0pm: Dockyard and target parties returned.

4.30pm: Completed ammunitioning. Special leave to first part Port Watch till 10.0pm. Landed patrol. Read Warrant No 236. Non swimmers under instruction.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 800 lbs, Vegetables 500 lbs, Bread 1574 lbs]


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4 May 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.38, Long -64.71 [very rough estimate as no position information given]

[At No 3 berth Grassy Bay]

Draught forward 27’ 8”, Draught aft 28’ 6”.

2.0am: Raised steam for 9 knots.

6.0am: Employed cleaning ship and hoisting in boats.

7.10am: SS “Weardale” cast off.

7.20am: Lieutenant Commander Stokes Rees and Gunnery class 59 ratings came on board. Drew fires in Steam boats.

7.30am: Weighed - Engines as requisite. 7.34am: Proceeded 54 revs, course as requisite for passing into Murray’s Anchorage.

8.50am: Stopped and as requisite.

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite.

10.20pm: Tug “Powerful” arrived with targets. Sent target party to ditto.

10.35pm: Took firing station on tug and proceeded as requisite for carrying out practices by Gunnery class.

[As requisite for passing up and down a line S54W, N54E between No 12 Fairway and No 13 buoys]

10.40am: Commenced aiming rifle practice.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

1.40pm: Completed aiming rifle practice. 1.50pm: Commenced 12 pounder practice.

2.30pm: Completed ditto. Hoisted out pinnace and sent ditto to tug with recording party.

2.45pm: Commenced sub calibre practice.

4.15pm: Completed ditto.

4.50pm: Commenced superimposed turret practice.

5.16pm: Completed ditto.

5.55pm: Commenced 6 inch service practice.

6.44pm: Discontinued practice. Proceeded as requisite for coming to anchor.

7.9pm: Came to with Starboard anchor in 10 fathoms veered 6 shackles. Banked fires. Tug proceeded to St Georges with targets and pinnace.

[At single anchor Murray’s Anchorage [anchor bearings]: St Catherine’s Point S61E, Fort George Flagstaff S, Sugar loaf S39W]

7.20pm: Recording party returned.

10.30pm: Target party returned.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 28 lbs, Bread 60 lbs]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 73F, sea temperature 70F]


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5 May 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.40, Long -64.65 [very approximate position - very little location information in log]

[At single anchor Murray’s Anchorage]

2.0am: Raised steam for 9 knots.

6.55am: Landed target and recording parties.

7.55am: Weighed - Engines as requisite. 7.58am: Proceeded 60 revs, course as requisite for passing through Narrows Channel.

8.20am: Passed No 1 Fairway buoy.

8.30am: Stopped and as requisite. Sent recording Officer to tug “Powerful”.

8.35am: Took firing station on tug and proceeded as requisite to the Eastward.

8.55am: St David’s Head W, 1.7 miles.

9.0am: Commenced 12 inch practice by Gunnery class.

am: Employed cleaning boats, refitting and as requisite.

10.5am: Completed 12 inch service practice. Turned to the Westward.

10.40am: Resumed 6 inch service practice.

11.50am: Observed a black conical buoy 7 cables S from Kitchen Shoal buoy, presumably adrift. Raised steam in steam boats.

0.52pm: Completed all practices by Gunnery class. Proceeded 60 revs, course as requisite for passing through Narrows Channel and Murray’s anchorage to Grassy Bay.

1.2pm: Passed No 1 Fairway Buoy.

1.20pm: Increased to full speed.

2.0pm: Passed Shelly Bay buoy. Reduced to 54 revs.

2.20pm: Engines as requisite. 2.26pm: Came to with Starboard anchor in 7.75 fathoms veered 6 shackles. Let fires die out. Hoisted out first picket boat and Steam pinnace.

[At single anchor No 3 berth Grassy Bay [anchor bearings]: abeam port South Breakwater S74W, Sheers N81W, Ireland Point Flagstaff N54W]

4.30pm: Special leave to second part Port Watch till 10.0pm. Landed patrol.

5.0pm: Tug arrived with targets and took ditto to Camber. Pinnace returned with recording party.

6.0pm: Target party returned.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.

10.20pm: Drew fires in Steam pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 407 lbs, Bread 850 lbs]


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6 May 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83 [estimated]

[At single anchor No 3 berth Grassy Bay]

0.20am: Drew fires in first picket boat.

4.0am: Raised steam in first picket boat and Steam pinnace.

7.36am: Sailed HMS “Isis”.

9.0am: Aired night clothing.

am: Employed cleaning ship and disembarking empty ammunition cases. Tested lifebuoys - Correct. Sent Lieutenant Commander Stokes Rees and Gunnery class to [HMS] “Charybdis”.

1.30pm: Special leave to second part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

2.15pm: Arrived HMS “Sydney”.

4.0pm: Quarters.

4.40pm: Landed patrol. Non swimmers under instruction.

10.30pm: Patrol returned.

10.40pm: Drew fires in Steam pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 827 lbs, Bread 1650 lbs]


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7 May 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor No 3 berth Grassy Bay]

0.30am: Drew fires in first picket boat.

4.45am: Raised steam in first picket boat and Steam pinnace.

8.15am: Landed Church parties, RC 48, Wesleyans 45, Presbyterians 10.

9.45am: Divisions.

10.40am: Divine Service.

11.30am: Church parties returned.

1.30pm: Special leave to first part Port Watch till 10.0pm and boys till 5.0pm.

5.0pm: SS “Weardale” No 1101 secured alongside. Employed preparing for coaling.

11.50pm: Drew fires in first picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 609 tons, Oil 369 tons]


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8 May 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor No 3 berth Grassy Bay]

6.30am: Commenced coaling.

11.55am: Completed coaling - Received 450 tons.

pm: Employed cleaning ship.

1.30pm: SS “Weardale” cast off.

pm: Coaling gear examined - Correct.

4.40pm: Special leave to first part Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol.

10.20pm: Patrol returned.

10.30pm: Drew fires in Steam pinnace.

11.45pm: Drew fires in first picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 752 lbs, Bread 724 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1047 tons, Oil 369 tons]


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9 May 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor No 3 berth Grassy Bay]

3.50am: Raised steam in second picket boat and Steam pinnace.

5.40am: Hoisted out second and in first picket boats.

am: Employed cleaning ship.

pm: Employed cleaning ship and as requisite. Gunnery training class at instruction.

4.30pm: Special leave to second part Port Watch till 7.0am.

8.30pm: SS “Clydegrove” [possibly “Clivegrove] No 800 secured alongside.

10.0pm: Employed embarking ammunition.

11.40pm: Drew fires in second picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 402 lbs, Bread 720 lbs]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 76F]


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10 May 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor No 3 berth Grassy Bay]

2.0am: Employed embarking ammunition.

4.30am: Raised steam in second picket boat.

6.0am: Employed cleaning ship and embarking ammunition.

6.40am: Arrived HMS “Suffolk”.

8.45am: Landed target party.

am: Employed embarking ammunition and 6 inch guns and dismounting worn guns. Received 6 inch guns Nos 558, 760 and 662.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

3.10pm: Target party returned. Tug Creole proceeded to St Georges with targets.

pm: Employed embarking ammunition and preparing for sea.

6.15pm: Hoisted in Steam and Sailing pinnaces. Drew fires in former. Embarked Lieutenant Commander R Stokes Rees and Gunnery class 29 ratings and recording party.

10.22pm: Completed embarking ammunition.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 448 lbs, Vegetables 5800 lbs, Bread 824 lbs]


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11 May 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.38, Long -64.71 [very rough estimate as no position information given]

[At single anchor No 3 berth Grassy Bay]

Draught forward 28’ 3”, Draught aft 29’ 4”.

2.0am: Raised steam for 9 knots.

4.45am: SS “Clydegrove” cast off.

5.20am: Weighed - Proceeded 54 revs, course as requisite for passing into Murray’s Anchorage. Second picket boat left in camber. Employed cleaning ship.

6.15am: Engines as requisite. 6.20am: Came to with Starboard anchor in 10 fathoms veered 6 shackles.

[At single anchor Murray’s Anchorage, Anchor Bearings: No 12 buoy N54E, St Catherine’s Point S52E, Fort George Flagstaff S12E]

8.10am: HMS “Cumberland” passed outwards.

8.15am: Weighed. Tug “Powerful” arrived from St Georges with targets. Took firing station