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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.

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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 1917-1919

JP map Caesar 1917-1919

LOGS FOR JANUARY 1917


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[Cover of Log for January 1917; “I certify that this is a complete copy of the original Log” (“a complete copy of” crossed through), signed by EC Stubbs, Commander N [Navigator], Navigating Officer]

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[Blank page]

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[Page not filled in but signed by CR de C Foot, Captain [Cunningham Robert de Clare Foot], 1 February 1917]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers]

Barometer


Mercurial


Name of Maker and number

N and Z [Negretti and Zambra] 497

Height of cistern above sea

12ft

Error of Mercurial Barometer

+.003

Thermometers for Air Temperature


Position in Ship

Under after shelter deck

Whether in screen

Yes

Maker and No


Dry N and Z 2258

Wet N and Z 5579

Thermometer for Sea Temperature


Maker and No

N and Z 2260


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1 January 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Outer Camber Wall]

4.0am: Raised steam in first Picket boat.

6.0am: Employed cleaning ship.

7.0am: Landed Dockyard parties. Opened B, C doors.

am: Employed drawing ammunition and stores, refitting and as requisite.

0.45pm: Paid monthly advance.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol.

5.0pm: Dockyard parties returned.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to second part Port Watch till 10.0pm.

8.0pm: Night guns’ and search lights’ crews told off.

8.40pm: Closed B, C doors.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.

11.35pm: Drew fires in picket boats.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 340 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 464 lbs]

[Weather fine, though squally in early am. Noon temperature 63F]


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2 January 1917

[Year incorrectly shown as 1916]

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Outer Camber Wall]

4.30am: Raised steam in first picket boat.

6.30am: Landed working party to assist in repair of fenders in Inner Camber.

7.0am: Opened B, C doors.

am: Employed embarking ammunition, refitting and as requisite.

11.45am: Working party returned.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.0pm: Quarters.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to second part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

10.0pm: Patrol returned.

11.45pm: Drew fires in first picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 690 lbs, Bread 524 lbs]


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3 January 1917

[Year incorrectly shown as 1916]

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Outer Camber Wall]

7.0am: Opened B, C doors. Landed Dockyard parties. Sailed HMS “Antrim”. Landed Sanitary working party.

am: Employed dismounting guns, drawing and returning stores, refitting and as requisite. Training class under instruction.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrants No 268, 269.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol.

5.0pm: Dockyard and Working parties returned.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first part Port Watch till 10.0pm.

8.5pm: Night guns’ and search lights’ crews told off.

10.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 351 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 512 lbs]


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4 January 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Outer Camber Wall]

7.0am: Landed Dockyard and Sanitary Working parties.

am: Employed dismounting guns, sending up foretopmast, refitting and as requisite. Gunnery training class under instruction.

9.0am: Landed Working party to assist in repairs of fenders in Inner Camber. Discharged to SS “Kiakora” [probably Kaikoura] two ratings to form gun’s crew.

3.30pm: Working parties returned.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm;

10.15pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 353 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 498 lbs]


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5 January 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Outer Camber Wall]

7.0am: Landed Dockyard and Sanitary Working parties.

am: Employed refitting, dismounting guns and as requisite. Gunnery Training class under instruction.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

2.55pm: Arrived HMS “Antrim”.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol.

5.40pm: Drew fires in second picket boat.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to second part Port Watch till 10.0pm.

11.0pm: Patrol returned.

11.40pm: Drew fires in first picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 350 lbs, Vegetables 400 lbs, Bread 514 lbs]


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6 January 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Outer Camber Wall]

7.0am: Landed Dockyard parties.

am: Employed cleaning ship, refitting, discharging ammunition from SS “Goodwood”, assisting in repairs to fenders of Inner Camber and as requisite. Training class under instruction.

11.45am: Dockyard parties returned.

0.30pm: Observed SS “Prophet” aground in Stag Channel.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

1.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am and boys till 5.0pm.

3.0pm: SS “Prophet” refloated and proceeded to anchor.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 270.

4.30pm: Landed patrol.

5.0pm: Party employed discharging SS “Goodwood”.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to second part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

8.0pm: Night guns’ and search lights’ crews told off.

8.40pm: Closed B, C doors.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 361 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 928 lbs]


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7 January 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Outer Camber Wall]

5.55am: Opened B, C doors. Employed cleaning ship.

8.30am: Landed Church parties, Presbyterians 18, Wesleyans 43, RCs 41.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.15am: Ship’s Company attended Divine Service at Dockyard Church.

11.20am: Church parties returned.

1.0pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am and boys will 5.0pm.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first part Port Watch till 10.0pm.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 70F]


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8 January 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Outer Camber Wall]

4.0am: Raised steam in first picket boat.

7.0am: Landed Dockyard parties.

am: Employed discharging SS “Goodwood”, embarking ammunition, sending up Main topmast, refitting and as requisite. Training class under instruction.

11.45am: Raised steam in second picket boat.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.5pm: Sailed HMS “Antrim”, “Carnarvon” and “Berwick”.

4.10pm: Completed embarking ammunition.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

10.10pm: Patrol returned.

11.40pm: Drew fires in first picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 690 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 464 lbs]


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9 January 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Outer Camber Wall]

7.0am: Landed Dockyard parties.

am: Employed drawing stores, refitting ammunition whips, repairing targets and as requisite. Training class under instruction. Ordnance dept examining guns.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol.

5.0pm: Dockyard parties returned.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to second part Port Watch till 10.0pm.

8.0pm: Night guns’ and search lights’ crews told off.

8.40pm: Closed B, C doors.

10.10pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 350 lbs, Bread 464 lbs]


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10 January 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Outer Camber Wall]

0.20am: Drew fires in second picket boat.

5.45am: Opened B, C doors.

7.0am: Landed Dockyard parties.

am: Employed provisioning ship, sending up and rigging main topgallant mast, refitting and as requisite. Training class under instruction.

pm: Employed as in forenoon and cleaning out ammunition passages.

4.0pm: Quarters.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol.

5.0pm: Dockyard parties returned.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to second part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

10.20pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 356 lbs, Bread 354 lbs]


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11 January 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Outer Camber Wall]

7.0am: Landed Dockyard parties.

am: Employed embarking provisions, returning stores, rigging main topgallant mast and as requisite. Training class under instruction.

3.30pm: Landed funeral party to attend funeral of the late Mr Manning Mate of HMS “Berwick” [entry on Casualty List for 10 January reads: 4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol.

4.50pm: Dockyard parties returned.

5.5pm: Funeral party returned.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first part Port Watch till 10.0pm.

10.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 350 lbs, Bread 464 lbs]

[South westerly wind force 3 or 4 for most of day, weather fine, though rain at midnight, noon temperature 69F]


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12 January 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Outer Camber Wall]

7.0am: Landed Dockyard parties.

am: Employed embarking ammunition, refitting and as requisite. Training class under instruction.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 365 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 464 lbs]


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13 January 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Outer Camber Wall]

4.0am: Raised steam in first picket boat.

5.45am: Opened B, C doors. Employed cleaning ship.

6.55am: Landed Dockyard parties.

am: Test lifebuoys - Correct.

11.45am: Dockyard parties returned.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

1.0pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am and boys till 5.0pm.

4.30pm: Landed patrol.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to second part Port Watch till 10.0pm.

8.0pm: Night guns’ and search lights’ crews told off.

8.40pm: Closed B, C doors.

10.0pm: Drew fires in second picket boat.

10.10pm: Patrol returned.

Midnight: Drew fires in first picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 368 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 928 lbs]


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14 January 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Outer Camber Wall]

6.40am: Sent working party to Daniel’s Head WT [Wireless Telegraphy] Station.

8.35am: Landed Church parties, RC 44, Wesleyans 42.

9.45am: Divisions.

10.15am: Ship’s Company attended Divine Service in Dockyard Church.

11.30am: Working party returned.

11.50am: Church parties returned.

1.0pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am and boys till 5.0pm.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to second part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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15 January 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Outer Camber Wall]

4.0am: Raised steam in picket boats.

7.0am: Landed Dockyard parties.

am: Employed embarking cable, refitting and as requisite.

1.0pm: Landed party to assist in docking SS “Lucerna”.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol.

5.0pm: Dockyard parties returned.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first part Port Watch till 10.0pm.

7.0pm: Docking party returned.

10.0pm: Patrol returned. Drew fires in second picket boat.

11.45pm: Drew fires in first picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 690 lbs, Bread 550 lbs]


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16 January 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Outer Camber Wall]

7.0am: Landed Dockyard parties.

am: Employed preparing for coaling and as requisite.

9.0am: Read Warrant No 271.

11.20am: SS “Prophet” secured alongside.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

1.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 10.0pm and boys till 5.0pm.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first part Starboard watch till 10.0pm.

8.0pm: Night guns’ and search lights’ crews told off.

8.40pm: Closed B, C doors.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 360 lbs, Vegetables 2450 lbs, Bread 500 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 194 tons, Oil 244 tons]


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17 January 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Outer Camber Wall]

5.45am: Commenced coaling.

7.0am: Landed working party of 30 hands for SS “Lucerna”.

Noon: Working party returned.

1.55pm: Completed coaling. Received 850 tons.

pm: Employed cleaning ship.

2.55pm: SS “Prophet” cast off.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol.

5.30pm: Arrived HMS “Berwick”.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to second part Port Watch till 10.0pm.

10.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 368 lbs, Bread 500 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1035 tons, Oil 244 tons]


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18 January 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Outer Camber Wall]

7.0am: Landed Dockyard parties.

7.30am: Sent working party to Daniel’s Head WT Station.

7.50am: Landed working party to assist in undocking SS “Lucerna”.

8.50am: Inspected coaling suits.

am: Employed cleaning ship, refitting and as requisite. Divers searching for lost ammunition cases.

11.30am: Undocking party returned.

pm: Lost overboard by accident Lanterns Torpedo boat PN [Pattern Number] 25A, 1 in number. Employed as in forenoon.

2.30pm: Daniel’s Head Working party returned.

2.45pm: Drew fires in second picket boat.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol. Dockyard parties returned.

5.0pm: Exercised Fire Stations with first part Starboard Watch.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to second part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

10.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 360 lbs, Bread 500 lbs]

[Rain in middle of day, otherwise fine. Noon temperature 63F]


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19 January 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Outer Camber Wall]

7.0am: Landed Dockyard parties.

am: Employed embarking cables and ammunition, repairing targets, refitting and as requisite.

11.15am: Sailed HMS “Weymouth”.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol.

5.0pm: Dockyard parties returned.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first part Port Watch till 10.0pm.

10.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 369 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 464 lbs]


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20 January 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Outer Camber Wall]

4.0am: Raised steam in first picket boat.

7.0am: Landed Dockyard parties.

8.10am: Arrived HMS “Carnarvon”.

am: Employed cleaning ship. embarking ammunition, refitting and as requisite. Tested lifebuoys - Correct. Discharged to SS “Chignecto” [listed here as Segura (1)] for passage to England 8 ratings.

10.55am: Dockyard parties returned.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

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

1.45pm: Drew fires in second picket boat.

3.15pm: Arrived HMS “Antrim”.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

8.0pm: Night guns’ and search lights’ crew told off.

10.10pm: Patrol returned.

11.40pm: Drew fires in first picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 370 lbs, Bread 828 lbs]


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21 January 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Outer Camber Wall]

8.45am: Landed Church parties, RC 32, Wesleyans 40, Presbyterians 13.

9.45am: Divisions.

10.10am: Ship’s Company attended Divine Service in Dockyard Church.

11.45am: Church parties returned.

1.0pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 10.0pm and boys till 5.0pm.

4.0pm: Quarters.

5.0pm: Employed embarking ammunition.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to second part Port watch till 10.0pm.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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22 January 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Outer Camber Wall]

Draught forward 28’ 6”, Draught aft 28’ 4”.

2.0am: Raised steam for 10 knots.

4.0am: Raised steam in picket boats.

7.0am: Landed Dockyard and target parties.

7.30am: Warped clear of Wall and proceeded as requisite for passing out of Camber and coming to anchor in D Berth.

7.50am: Came to with Starboard anchor veered 5 shackles, depth 8.75 fathoms. Let fires die out except as requisite for auxiliary.

[At single anchor D Berth, Grassy Bay, Anchor Bearings: Abeam port Ireland Point Fort N53W, Chimney N87W, Abeam port South Breakwater S55W]

8.0am: Arrived HMS “Isis”.

8.40am: Embarked from “Isis” Gunnery class of 10 Gunlayers 1 and 99 Gunlayers 2. Joined ship Engineer Lieutenant Commander HC Barker.

9.0am: Opened B, C doors.

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers - Exercised Physical drill.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Training class and Acting Seaman Gunner class at instruction.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

2.5pm: Target party returned. SS “Creole” proceeded to St “Georges” [unusual use of inverted commas here] with targets.

4.0pm: Quarters.

4.30pm: Special leave to second part Port Watch till 9.0pm. Landed patrol.

5.15pm: Hoisted in pinnace. Dockyard party returned. Lieutenant Commander Stokes Rees and Recording party came on board.

5.30pm: Placed look outs.

8.5pm: Night guns’ and search lights’ crews told off.

8.40pm: Closed B, C doors.

Midnight: Drew fires in first picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 420 lbs, Vegetables 5000 lbs, Bread 1500 lbs]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 68F]


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23 January 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.38, Long -64.71 [very rough estimate as no position information given]

[At single anchor D Berth, Grassy Bay]

Draught forward 28’ 5”, Draught aft 28’ 5”.

2.0am: Raised steam for 10 knots.

6.10am: Hoisted in picket boats.

7.0am: Weighed - Engines as requisite. 7.15am: Proceeded 60 revs, course as requisite for passing into Murray’s Anchorage.

8.5am: Stopped and as requisite. 8.10am: Came to with Starboard anchor in 10 fathoms veered 6 shackles.

[At single anchor Murray’s Anchorage. Anchor Bearings: St Catherine’s Point S52E, Flagstaff Fort George S11E, Fairway buoy N34E]

8.40am: Weighed, Tug “Powerful” arrived with targets.

9.0am: Took firing Station on ditto and proceeded as requisite for carrying out practices by Gunnery class.

[As requisite for passing up and down a line S54W - N54E between Nos 12 Fairway and 13 Conical buoys]

9.10am: Commenced aiming rifle practice. Divisions - Prayers.

9.25am: Exercised physical drill.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite.

1.0pm: Completed aiming rifle practice. Hoisted out pinnace and sent ditto to tug with target party.

1.20pm: Commenced 12 pounder practice.

pm: Employed as in forenoon. Raised steam in second picket boat.

4.15pm: Completed 12 pounder practice. Proceeded as requisite for coming to anchor.

4.30pm: Came to with Port anchor in 9 fathoms veered 6 shackles. Banked fires at 2 hours’ notice.

[At single anchor Murray’s Anchorage. Anchor Bearings: St Catherine’s Point S66E, Fort George Flagstaff S11E, Sugar Loaf S32W]

4.45pm: Pinnace returned with target party. Hoisted in ditto. Tug proceeded to St Georges’ with targets.

6.0pm: Placed look outs. Darkened ship.

8.0pm: Cleared away night guns and search lights.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 8 lbs, Bread 5 lbs]

[South westerly wind force 3 for most of day, weather fine, noon temperature 72F, sea temperature 65F]


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24 January 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.38, Long -64.71 [very rough estimate as no position information given]

[At single anchor Murray’s Anchorage]

8.15am: Tug “Powerful” arrived with targets. Hoisted out pinnace and sent ditto to tug with target party.

8.30am: Weighed. Took firing station on tug and proceeded as requisite for carrying out practices by Gunnery class.

9.5am: Commenced sub calibre practice.

[As requisite for passing up and down a line S54W - N54E between Nos 12 Fairway and 13 buoys]

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Training class under instruction.

11.10am: Completed sub calibre practice. Sent rake party to tug.

11.42am: Commenced superimposed turret practice.

0.14pm: Completed superimposed turret practice.

0.30pm: Commenced 6 inch service practice.

4.40pm: Discontinued practice. Proceeded as requisite for coming to anchor.

4.50pm: Came to with Starboard anchor in 9.75 fathoms veered 6 shackles. Banked fires at 2.5 hours’ notice.

[At single anchor Murray’s Anchorage. Anchor Bearings: St Catherine’s Point S65E, Fort George Flagstaff S7E, Sugar loaf S34W]

5.15pm: Pinnace returned with parties. Hoisted in ditto. Tug proceeded to St Georges with targets.

5.30pm: HMS “Isis” passed outwards.

6.0pm: Placed look outs. Darkened ship.

8.0pm: Night guns and search lights cleared away.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 10 lbs, Bread 8 lbs]


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25 January 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.38, Long -64.71 [very rough estimate as no position information given]

[At single anchor Murray’s Anchorage]

Draught forward 28’ 2”, Draught aft 28’ 6”.

8.30am: Tug “Powerful” arrived with targets. Hoisted out pinnace and sent ditto to tug with target and rake parties.

8.35am: Weighed. 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 Nos 12 Fairway and 13 buoys]

9.20am: Commenced 12 inch service practice.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Section of boys at school.

11.20am: Completed 12 inch service practice.

11.50am: Resumed 6 inch service practice.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

2.10pm: Completed all practices by Gunnery class.

2.20pm: Pinnace returned with parties. Hoisted in ditto. Tug proceeded to St Georges with targets.

2.30pm: Proceeded 60 revs, course as requisite for passing into Shelly Bay.

2.54pm: Stopped and as requisite. 2.58pm: Came to with Starboard anchor in 7 fathoms veered 6 shackles. Banked fires at 2.5 hours’ notice.

[At single anchor Shelly Bay. Anchor Bearings: Eastern detached Rock in Bailey’s Bay N84E, Shelly Bay Point S25E, Shelly Bay Buoy phi [symbol] Mount Langton Signal Station S25E]

4.50pm: Placed look outs.

8.0pm: Burned search lights and exercised ditto at sweeping. Night guns cleared away.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 5 lbs, Bread 8 lbs]


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26 January 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Shelly Bay]

Draught forward 27’ 11”, Draught aft 28’ 5”.

5.0am: Raised steam in Steam Pinnace.

7.38am: Weighed. Engines as requisite. 7.41am: Proceeded 60 revs, course as requisite for passing into Grassy Bay.

8.10am: Stopped and as requisite. 8.15am: Came to with Port anchor in 8.5 fathoms veered 5 shackles. Banked fires at 2.5 hours’ notice. Hoisted out boats.

[At single anchor Grassy Bay [anchor bearings]: Beacon phi [symbol] Abeam starboard South Breakwater S52W, Chimney N85W, Abeam port Ireland Fort N51W]

am: Employed refitting, discharging empty ammunition cases and as requisite. Sent Lieutenant Commander Stokes Rees, Recording party and Gunnery class to [HMS] “Charybdis”. Opened B, C doors.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

1.10pm: SS “Creole” arrived from St Georges with targets. Sent target party to ditto.

2.30pm: Set anchor Watch. Let go Starboard anchor under foot.

3.50pm: Target party returned. Sent Steam Pinnace and launch into camber.

5.0pm: Placed look outs.

6.0pm: Weighed Starboard anchor. Took off anchor watch.

8.0pm: Night guns’ and search lights’ crews told off.

8.40pm: Closed B, C doors.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 405 lbs, Vegetables 400 lbs, Bread 1200 lbs]

[South westerly wind force 3 or 4 in am, squally north westerly force 4-5 at 4pm, becoming quieter by midnight]


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27 January 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

5.35am: Opened B, C doors.

6.0am: Employed cleaning ship and preparing for berthing alongside.

7.30am: Closed B, C doors.

8.30am: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite for passing into Inner Camber.

9.40am: Secured alongside Long Arm. Opened B, C doors.

[Alongside Long Arm Inner Camber]

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. All Signal books and documents and Coding Office books and documents returned to Captain’s Cabin.

2.0pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am and boys till 5.0pm.

4.30pm: Landed patrol.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first part Port Watch till 10.0pm.

8.0pm: Night guns and search lights crews told off.

8.40pm: Closed B, C doors.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.

11.45pm: Drew fires in second picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 432 lbs, Bread 1100 lbs]


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28 January 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Long Arm, Inner Camber]

4.30am: Raised steam in second picket boat.

5.45am: Opened B, C doors.

8.0am: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

8.30am: Landed Church parties, RC 43, Wesleyans and Presbyterians 59.

9.45am: Divisions.

10.10am: Ship’s company attended Divine Service in Dockyard Church.

11.40am: Church parties returned.

0.30pm: Issued Coding Office Books and documents.

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

3.0pm: Sailed HMS “Berwick”.

3.50pm: Sailed HMS “Weymouth”.

4.10pm: Sailed HMS “Carnarvon”.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

[Number on sick list: 10]


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29 January 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Long Arm, Inner Camber]

am: Employed painting aloft, refitting, refitting targets and as requisite. Two Gunlayers 2 of Gunnery class passing for Gunlayer 1.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first part Port Watch till 10.0pm.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 743 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 450 lbs]


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30 January 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Long Arm, Inner Camber]

8.40am: Landed Dockyard parties.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Six Gunlayers 2 of Gunnery class qualifying for Gunlayer 1. Acting Seaman Gunners class at exercise. Torpedo training class under instruction. Joined ship from SS “Chaleur” [listed here as Sabor (1)] Staff Surgeon HH Pearce.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

1.0pm: Sailed HMS “Leviathan”.

1.45pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

2.30pm: Arrived HMS “Weymouth”.

4.0pm: Quarters.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to second part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

10.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 403 lbs, Bread 550 lbs]


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31 January 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Long Arm, Inner Camber]

4.0am: Raised steam in first Picket boat and Steam Pinnace.

5.45am: Opened B, C doors. Hoisted out first and in second Picket boat.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Six Gunlayers 2 of Gunnery class qualifying for Gunlayer 1.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first part Port Watch till 10.0pm.

8.0pm: Night guns’ and search lights’ crews told off.

8.40pm: Closed B, C doors.

10.30pm: Patrol returned.

11.55pm: Drew fires in first picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 448 lbs, Vegetables 2400 lbs, Bread 530 lbs]


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LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1917


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[Cover of Log for February 1917; “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 de C Foot, Captain]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 February 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Long Arm, Inner Camber]

8.15am: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

8.30am: Landed Marines for drill.

am: Employed repairing targets, refitting and as requisite. Painting ship’s side. Six Gunlayers 2 of Gunnery class qualifying for Gunlayer 1. Landed 12 pounder 12 hundredweight guns Nos 560, 1508, 569 and 576.

3.0pm: Arrived HMS “Leviathan”.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to second part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

10.30pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 409 lbs, Bread 412 lbs]


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2 February 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Long Arm, Inner Camber]

4.0am: Raised steam in first picket boat and Steam Pinnace.

6.45am: Landed Dockyard party.

9.0am: Divisions - Prayers.

am: Employed painting ship, refitting and as requisite. Discharged to SS “Chaudiere” [listed here] for passage to England Fleet Surgeon WR Trythall, Engineer Lieutenant H Armstrong and Gunnery class of 10 Gunlayers 1, 88 Gunlayers 2. Six Gunlayers 2 of Gunnery class qualifying for Gunlayer 1.

0.40pm: Dockyard party returned.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol.

8.0pm: Night defence guns’ and search lights’ crews told off.

8.40pm: Closed B, C doors.

10.20pm: Patrol returned.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 409 lbs, Bread 550 lbs]

[South westerly winds force 4-5 to 5-6 in am, force 6-7 later in day. Weather mostly fine, barometric pressure falling, noon temperature 68F]


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3 February 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Long Arm, Inner Camber]

10.0am: Tested lifebuoys - Correct.

0.40pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

1.0pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am and boys till 5.0pm.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to Port Watch [which may be incorrect as Port mentioned at 1.0pm] till 10.0pm.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 372 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 920 lbs]

[Wind initially south westerly, then north westerly, squally force 5-6 for most of day, showers at times. Barometric pressure rising, noon temperature 54F]


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4 February 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Long Arm, Inner Camber]

8.15am: Landed Church parties, RC 48, Presbyterians 19, Wesleyans 48.

9.40am: Divisions.

10.0am: Ship’s Company attended Divine Service in Dockyard Church.

11.40am: Church parties returned.

1.0pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am and boys till 5.30pm.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first part Port Watch till 10.0pm.

[Provisions received: Bread 40 lbs]

[Weather still squally in am, quieter in pm]


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5 February 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Long Arm, Inner Camber]

7.0am: Landed Dockyard party.

7.30am: Arrived HMS “Berwick”.

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers.

9.25am: Exercised General Quarters.

9.26am: Arrived HMS “Drake”.

10.33am: Exercised Collision Stations.

10.43am: Exercised “Abandon ship”.

11.0am: Exercised Fire Stations.

am: Six Gunlayers 2 of Gunnery class qualifying for Gunlayer 1.

pm: Employed refitting and as requisite. Section of boys to school. Gunlayers 2 and 3 at deflection teacher. Gunnery and Torpedo Training classes under instruction.

4.0pm: Quarters.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol.

5.0pm: Dockyard party returned.

10.20pm: Patrol returned.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 696 lbs, Bread 520 lbs]

[Another squally day, south westerly winds for most of day, up to force 8-9 at 8pm, then north westerly force 6-7 at midnight. Showers for much of day, noon temperature 66F]


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6 February 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Long Arm, Inner Camber]

7.0am: Landed Dockyard and target parties.

am: Employed cleaning magazines and as requisite. Sections of boys to school. Gunlayers 2 and 3 at deflection teacher. Y Group at divisional drill. Gunnery and Torpedo training classes under instruction. Six Gunlayers 2 of Gunnery class qualifying for Gunlayer 1.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol.

5.0pm: Dockyard parties returned.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to second part Port Watch till 10.0pm.

8.0pm: Night guns’ and search lights’ crews told off.

8.40pm: Closed B, C doors.

10.30pm: Patrol returned.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 366 lbs, Vegetables 1400 lbs, Bread 500 lbs]

[Squally north westerly winds force 5-6 for most of day, with showers]


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7 February 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Long Arm, Inner Camber]

4.30am: Raised steam in first picket boat.

5.45am: Opened B, C doors.

7.0am: Landed Dockyard parties.

am: Employed embarking ammunition. B Group 6 inch at divisional drill. Gunnery Training class under instruction. Torpedo Training class under instruction.

3.25pm: Arrived HMS “Carnarvon”.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol.

4.55pm: Dockyard parties returned.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

10.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 364 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 450 lbs]


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8 February 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Long Arm, Inner Camber]

0.15am: Drew fires in first picket boat.

4.0am: Raised steam in first picket boat.

6.55am: Landed Dockyard parties.

8.15am: Aired bedding.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Section of boys to school. Marines at heavy gun drill. Gunlayers 2 and 3 at deflection teacher. Control and TS [Transmitting Station] parties at exercise. Gunnery training class under instruction.

11.0am: Read Warrant No 272.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

1.0pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am and boys till 5.30pm.

4.50pm: Dockyard parties returned.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first part Port Watch till 10.0pm.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 358 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 500 lbs]


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9 February 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Long Arm, Inner Camber]

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers.

9.20am: Exercised General Quarters. 9.55am: Secured.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Gunnery and Torpedo Training classes under instruction.

10.0am: Landed Dockyard party.

11.50am: Dockyard party returned.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 273.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol.

10.0pm: Patrol returned. Drew fires in first picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 358 lbs, Bread 450 lbs]

[South westerly wind force 6-7 at 4 and 8pm. Noon temperature 66F]


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10 February 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Long Arm, Inner Camber]

6.55am: Landed Dockyard party.

am: Employed cleaning ship. Tested lifebuoys - Correct.

Noon: Dockyard party returned.

1.0pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am and boys till 5.30pm.

pm: Make and mend clothes. Recreation leave to second part Port Watch till 5.30pm.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to second part Port Watch till 10.0pm.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 386 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 950 lbs]


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11 February 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Long Arm, Inner Camber]

8.30am: Landed Church parties, RC [Roman Catholic] 48, Wesleyans 62.

10.0am: Sailed HMS “Drake”.

10.30am: Ship’s company attended Divine Service in Dockyard Church.

11.45am: Church parties returned.

1.0pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am and boys till 5.30pm.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

8.0pm: Night guns’ and search lights’ crews told off.

8.40pm: Closed B, C doors.

[Number on sick list: 10]


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12 February 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Long Arm, Inner Camber]

4.0am: Raised steam in picket boats.

5.45am: Opened B, C doors. Hoisted out second picket boat and in launch.

9.25am: Exercised Physical drill.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Supply parties at exercise. Picket boats running torpedoes from dropping gear. Section of boys at school. Torpedo Training class under instruction. Party employed mounting gun on SS “Baron Polwarth”.

1.0pm: Drew fires in second picket boat and Steam Pinnace.

pm: Employed refitting and as requisite. Gunnery and Torpedo training classes under instruction.

4.0pm: Quarters.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first part Port Watch till 10.0pm.

10.10pm: Patrol returned.

11.45pm: Drew fires in first picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 696 lbs, Bread 474 lbs]


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13 February 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Long Arm, Inner Camber]

7.0am: Landed Dockyard party.

7.50am: Arrived HMS “Isis”.

9.30am: Exercised Collision Stations. Hoisted in second picket boat.

10.35am: Exercised Fire Stations.

11.0am: Landed Sanitary party. Employed replacing gear and as requisite.

1.25pm: Hoisted in launch. Gunnery and Torpedo training classes under instruction.

3.45pm: Hoisted out pinnace.

4.0pm: Dockyard and Sanitary parties returned.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol.

pm: Joined ship from SS “Chignecto” 5 ratings. Embarked from ditto Gunnery class of 1 Gunlayer 1, 24 Gunlayers 2.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 358 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 474 lbs]


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14 February 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.37, Long -64.72 [estimated]

[Alongside Long Arm Inner Camber]

Draught forward 27’ 4”, Draught aft 28’ 3”.

2.0am: Raised steam for 10 knots.

5.45am: Employed cleaning ship, preparing to leave wall and hoisting in boats.

am: Drew fires in first picket boat and Steam Pinnace. Lieutenant Commander Stokes Rees, Recording party and 6 Gunlayers 1 came on board.

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers. Employed casting off hawsers.

10.16am: Cast off. Engines as requisite for passing out of camber.

10.37am: Proceeded 60 revs, course as requisite for passing into Murray’s Anchorage.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Section of boys at school.

11.25am: Engines as requisite. 11.30am: Came to with Starboard anchor in 9 fathoms veered 6 shackles.

[Anchor Bearings: Fort George Flagstaff N80.5E, Round Tower S62E, Coney Island causeway S36E]

[At Single Anchor Off Old Ferry]

0.30pm: Tug “Powerful” arrived with targets.

0.40pm: Weighed. 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 N54E - S54W between Nos 12 Fairway and 13 buoys]

1.10pm: Commenced aiming rifle practice. Make and mend clothes.

2.42pm: Completed aiming rifle practice.

2.50pm: Commenced 12 pounder practice.

3.30pm: Completed ditto. Commenced sub calibre practice.

4.0pm: Completed ditto. Hoisted out pinnace and sent ditto to tug with target and rake parties.

4.25pm: Commenced superimposed turret practice.

4.50pm: Discontinued ditto. Proceeded as requisite for coming to anchor.

5.5pm: Came to with Starboard anchor in 9 fathoms veered 6 shackles. Banked fires at 2.5 hours’ notice.

[At single anchor Murray’s Anchorage [anchor bearings]: St Catherine’s Point S77E, Fort George Flagstaff S49E, Sugar Loaf S15E]

5.30pm: Pinnace returned with parties. Hoisted in ditto. Tug returned to St Georges with targets. Placed look outs. Darkened ship.

8.0pm: Night guns and search lights crews told off.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 50 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 922 lbs]


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15 February 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.38, Long -64.71 [very rough estimate as no position information given]

[At single anchor Murray’s Anchorage]

6.0am: Employed cleaning ship. Issued signal books to Signal dept.

8.0am: Hoisted out pinnace.

8.27am: Weighed. Tug “Powerful” arrived with targets. Proceeded as requisite for closing ditto. Employed refitting and as requisite.

8.40am: Sent pinnace to tug with target and rake parties. 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 N54E - S54W between Nos 12 Fairway and 13 buoys]

8.50am: Resumed superimposed turret practice.

9.12am: Completed ditto. 9.20am: Commenced 6 inch service practice.

10.47am: Completed ditto. 10.58am: Commenced 12 inch service practice.

Noon: Raised steam in second picket boat and Steam Pinnace.

0.8pm: Completed all practices by Gunnery class.

0.25pm: Pinnace returned with rake party. Hoisted in ditto. Tug proceeded to Dockyard with targets.

0.30pm: Proceeded as requisite for passing into Grassy Bay.

1.30pm: Came to with Starboard anchor in 7.5 fathoms veered 5 shackles. Hoisted out boats. Employed preparing to weigh Coal Hulk’s moorings. Divers searching for ditto. Working cable as requisite.

[At single anchor Near Coal Hulk’s Moorings, Grassy Bay [anchor bearings]: South Breakwater Red Light S53W, Chimney N84W, Abeam port Ireland Point Wall N48W]

4.0pm: Target party returned. Tug proceeded to St Georges.

4.30pm: Special leave to first part Port Watch till 10.0pm. Landed patrol. Sent Lieutenant Commander Stokes Rees, Recording party and Gunnery class to “Charybdis”. Sent working party of 1 PO [Petty Officer], 30 men to “Charybdis”.

5.30pm: Placed look outs.

6.0pm: Divers returned. Secured cable.

8.0pm: Night guns’ and search lights’ crews told off.

11.30p: Set anchor watch. Sent boats into Camber. Steam ready for slow speed.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 8 lbs, Bread 6 lbs]

[South westerly wind increasing to force 6 at midnight, barometric pressure recorded hourly in pm (falling)]


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16 February 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83 [estimated]

[At single anchor Near Coal hulk’s Mooring, Grassy Bay]

5.45am: Opened B, C doors.

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers.

9.25am: Exercised Physical drill.

am: Employed restowing magazines, refitting targets and as requisite.

9.45am: Hoisted out launch.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

5.0pm: Took off anchor watch.

5.10pm: Placed look outs.

8.0pm: Night guns and search lights’ crews told off.

8.40pm: Closed B, C doors.

11.0pm: All boats down sent into camber. Steam ready for slow speed.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 700 lbs, Vegetables 400 lbs, Bread 580 lbs]

[Wind squally for most of day, south westerly in am, north westerly from 8pm, mostly force 5. Barometric pressure recorded hourly, falling until 4pm, then starting to rise. Noon temperature 73F]


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17 February 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83 [estimated]

[At coal hulk’s moorings, Grassy Bay]

5.45am: Opened B, C doors.

8.40am: Aired night clothing.

am: Employed preparing to weigh coal hulk’s moorings. Divers securing hawser to ditto. Tested lifebuoys - Correct.

1.45pm: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite for shifting berth 150 yards NW by N.

2.5pm: Came to with Starboard anchor veered 4 shackles. Hove ring of coal hulk’s moorings to the hawse and shackled sheet cable to ditto.

4.30pm: Special leave to second part Port Watch till 10.0pm. Landed patrol.

4.45pm: Placed look outs.

6.55pm: Secured cable. Steam ready for slow speed.

11.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 353 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 1060 lbs]


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18 February 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83 [estimated]

[At Coal hulk’s Moorings, Grassy Bay]

6.0am: Employed cleaning ship. Part of the watch working cable.

8.20am: Landed Church parties, RC 32, Wesleyans 32, Presbyterians 6.

9.0am: Unshackled S [unknown symbol] leg from ring of moorings and secured ditto with a hawser inboard.

9.35am: Divisions.

10.15am: Divine Service.

11.45am: Church parties returned.

pm: Part of the watch working cable.

0.15pm: Unshackled NE leg [unknown symbol] from ring and secured ditto with a hawser.

1.0pm: Special leave to second part Starboard Watch till 7.0am and boys till 6.0pm.

2.30pm: Unshackled NW leg [symbol] from ring and buoyed ditto.

4.30pm: Landed patrol.

4.45pm: Placed look outs. Hove up mooring bridles and hung ditto in the hawse.

5.15pm: Slipped and buoyed S and NE [symbol] legs.

5.25pm: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite for coming to in D berth.

5.42pm: Came to with Starboard anchor in 8.25 fathoms veered 5 shackles. Banked fires at 2.5 hours’ notice.

[At single anchor D Berth [anchor bearings]: Abeam port South Breakwater S53W, Chimney N87W, Abeam port Ireland Point Wall N52W]

10.15pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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19 February 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor D Berth]

2.0am: Raised steam for 10 knots.

5.45am: Opened B, C doors.

am: Employed cleaning ship and working cable.

6.30am: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite for picking up NW leg of moorings and heaving in ditto.

[At Coal Hulk’s Moorings]

8.0am: Landed Dockyard party.

10.0am: [SS] “Ready” came alongside to receive cable. Employed hoisting mooring cable into ditto, and heaving in moorings.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

2.20pm: Weighed NW anchor of moorings. Proceeded as requisite for coming to in D berth.

2.30pm: Came to with Starboard anchor in 7 fathoms veered 5 shackles.

[At single anchor D berth [anchor bearings]: Abeam port South Breakwater S58W, Chimney N83W, Abeam port Ireland Point Wall N51W]

4.35pm: Dockyard parties returned.

5.0pm: Placed look outs.

5.30pm: Special leave to first part Port Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol.

6.30pm: “Ready” proceeded to Dockyard with BW anchor and leg of moorings.

7.0pm: Read Warrant No 274. Banked fires at 2.5 hour’s notice.

8.0pm: Night guns’ and search lights’ crews told off.

8.40pm: Closed B, C doors.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 715 lbs, Bread 558 lbs]


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20 February 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor D Berth]

1.0am: Raised steam for 10 knots.

6.0am: Employed cleaning ship and working cable.

6.15am: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite for picking up NE leg of moorings and heaving in ditto.

7.0am: Landed party to disembark cable from “Ready”.

[At coal hulk’s Moorings]

10.45am: Weighed NE anchor of moorings. Proceeded as requisite for picking up S leg.

11.15am: Hove in hawser attached to S leg and secured ditto. Hove NE anchor to the cat davit and unshackled moorings.

0.25pm: “Ready” came alongside. Employed placing anchor and moorings in ditto.

2.25pm: “Ready” proceeded to Dockyard with NE anchor and leg of moorings. Commenced heaving in S leg.

4.15pm: Weighed S anchor of moorings. Proceeded as requisite for coming to in D berth.

4.50pm: Came to with Starboard anchor in 7.5 fathoms veered 5 shackles. Banked fires at 4 hours’ notice.

[At single anchor D Berth [anchor bearings]: Abeam port South Breakwater S55W, Chimney N85W, Ireland Point N51W]

5.0pm: Special leave to first part Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol. Placed look outs.

7.40pm: Cable party returned.

8.5pm: Night guns’ and search lights’ crews told off.

8.40pm: Closed B, C doors.

10.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 373 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 580 lbs]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 67F]


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21 February 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor D Berth]

6.0am: Employed cleaning ship, preparing to embark ammunition and to hoist out moorings.

8.5am: “Ready” came alongside.

8.25am: SS “Dorie” secured alongside. Employed embarking ammunition and hoisting out moorings.

Noon: Arrived French cruiser “Dupleix”.

1.30pm: “Ready” proceeded to Dockyard with S anchor and leg of moorings.

4.0pm: Special leave to Daymen and Stokers of second part Port Watch till 10.0pm.

5.25pm: “Ready” came alongside.

5.55pm: Ditto proceeded to Dockyard with bridles and central ring of moorings.

6.20pm: Completed embarking ammunition. Placed look outs.

11.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 381 lbs, Vegetables 600 lbs, Bread 530 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 427 tons, Oil 244 tons]


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22 February 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor D Berth]

6.0am: Commenced coaling.

7.0am: Discharged to HMS “Berwick” for passage to England Gunnery class of 7 Gunlayers 1, 25 Gunlayers 2.

9.35am: Sailed HMS “Berwick”.

10.55am: Completed coaling. Received 600 tons.

11.0am: Dismounted 12 pounder gun on board SS “Dorie”.

0.5pm: SS “Dorie” cast off.

1.30pm: Let fires die out except as requisite for auxiliary purposes.

pm: Employed cleaning ship.

4.30pm: Special leave to second part Starboard watch till 10.0pm.

5.30pm: Placed look outs.

8.0pm: Night guns’ and search lights’ crews told off.

8.40pm: Closed B, C doors.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 352 lbs, Bread 466 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1011 tons, Oil 244 tons]


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23 February 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor D Berth]

0.30am: All boats down secured in Camber for the night.

am and pm: Employed cleaning ship.

8.50am: Inspected coaling suits. Landed Dockyard parties.

11.45am: Dockyard parties returned.

4.0pm: Special leave to first part Port Watch till 10.30pm.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 351 lbs, Vegetables 3000 lbs, Bread 462 lbs]

[Squally northerly winds overnight, reducing in am]


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24 February 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor D Berth]

6.0am: Landed Dockyard party.

7.5am: Ditto returned.

8.45am: Aired night clothing.

11.5am: Hoisted in launch.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

1.30pm: Special leave to first part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm and boys till 6.0pm.

4.30pm: Landed patrol. Arrived HMS “Donegal”.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 702 lbs, Bread 934 lbs]


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25 February 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor D Berth]

8.30am: Landed Church, parties RC [Roman Catholic] 42, NC [Nonconformists] 52.

9.40am: Divisions.

10.20am: Divine Service.

11.30am: Church parties returned. Sailed HMS “Isis”.

1.0pm: Special leave to second part Port Watch till 7.0am and boys till 6.0pm.

4.30pm: Landed patrol. Sent working party to [HMS] “Charybdis”.

10.10pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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26 February 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor D Berth]

7.0am: Landed target party.

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers.

am: Employed landing cordite for test, refitting and as requisite. Coaling gear refitted - Correct. Boys exercising boat sailing and at school. Gunnery and Torpedo training classes under instruction. Range clock operators under instruction.

11.55am: Target party returned.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 275.

4.30pm: Special leave to second part Starboard Watch till 7.0am.

5.30pm: Placed look outs.

8.0pm: Night guns’ and search lights’ crews told off.

8.40pm: Closed B, C doors.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 347 lbs, Bread 464 lbs]

[Barometric pressure relatively high, weather fine, noon temperature 69F]


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27 February 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor D Berth]

1.0am: Raised steam for 10 knots.

Draught forward 28’ 4”, Draught aft 28’ 6”.

5.0am: Employed cleaning ship and preparing for berthing alongside.

7.0am: Landed berthing party.

7.15am: Weighed - Proceeded as requisite for passing into Inner Camber.

8.15pm: Secured alongside North Breakwater. Let fires die out except as requisite for auxiliary. Opened B, C doors.

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

8.45am: Landed Dockyard parties.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Gunnery and Torpedo training classes under instruction. Gunlayers 2 and 3 at deflection teacher. Section of boys at school.

11.45am: Dockyard parties returned.

1.0pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am and boys till 6.0pm.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

3.0pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

4.0pm: Quarters. Landed patrol.

11.50pm: Drew fires in second picket boat.

Midnight: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 418 lbs, Bread 470 lbs]


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28 February 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

4.0am: Raised steam in picket boats.

5.45am: Opened B, C doors.

6.30am: Hoisted out first picket boat and in Steam Pinnace.

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers.

9.20am: Exercised Physical drill.

9.35am: Exercised Collision Stations.

10.10am: Exercised Fire Stations and Stations for Abandon ship.

11.0am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship training classes under instruction. Section of boys at school.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

3.30pm: Sailed HMS “Carnarvon”.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol.

7.0pm: Drew fires in first picket boat.

8.5pm: Night guns’ and search lights’ crews told off.

8.40pm: Closed B, C doors.

10.20pm: Patrol returned.

11.45pm: Drew fires in second picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 356 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 522 lbs]



LOGS FOR MARCH 1917


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[Cover of Log for March 1917; “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, as before]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]

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1 March 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

4.30am: Raised steam in first picket boat.

5.45am: Opened B, C doors.

6.45am: Sent working party to discharge SS “Penolver”.

7.30am: Disembarked 12 pounder gun ex SS “Dorie”.

9.10am: Divisions - Read Prayers. Inspected and aired bedding.

am: Employed cleaning magazines and as requisite. Gunnery and Torpedo training classes and Acting Gunlayers 3 under instruction. Section of boys at school.

1.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am and boys till 6.0pm.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

4.30pm: Landed patrol

5.10pm: Working party returned.

8.0pm: Night guns’ and search lights’ crews told off.

8.40pm: Closed B, C doors.

10.25pm: Patrol returned.

11.50pm: Drew fires in first picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 348 lbs, Vegetables 400 lbs, Bread 522 lbs]


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2 March 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

6.45am: Landed working party to discharge SS “Penolver”.

9.25am: Exercised Physical drill. Exercised General Quarters.

am: Employed cleaning holds and magazines, refitting and as requisite. Tested magazine flooding arrangements. Gunlayers 3 at deflection teacher. Gunnery and Torpedo training classes under instruction.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol.

5.0pm: Working party returned.

10.10pm: Reinforced patrol.

11.50pm: Patrols returned. Drew fires in picket boats.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 354 lbs, Bread 522 lbs]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 67F]


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3 March 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

6.45am: Landed working party to discharge SS “Penolver”.

8.45am: Inspected and aired night clothing.

am: Tested lifebuoys - Correct.

11.45am: Working party returned.

pm: Employed cleaning ship.

2.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am and boys till 6.0pm.

3.0pm: Sailed HMS “Weymouth”.

4.0pm: Quarters.

8.0pm: Drew fires in second picket boat. Night guns’ and search lights’ crews told off.

Midnight: Drew fires in first picket boat.

Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 366 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 1050 lbs]


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4 March 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

8.0am: Discharged 2 ratings as gun’s crew to SS “East Wales”.

9.40am: Divisions. Landed Church parties, RC 32, Presbyterians 11, Wesleyans 41.

10.30am: Divine Service.

11.30am: Church parties returned.

1.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am and boys till 6.0pm.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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5 March 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

Draught forward 28’ 4”, Draught aft 28’ 4”.

2.0am: Raised steam for 10 knots.

4.0am: Raised steam in first picket boat.

5.45am: Opened B, C doors.

6.0am: Employed cleaning ship and preparing for leaving camber.

8.45am: Cast off - Proceeded as requisite for passing out of Camber and coming to anchor in C Berth.

9.35am: Came to with Port anchor in 7 fathoms veered 5 shackles. Let fires die out except as requisite for auxiliary.

[At single anchor C Berth, Grassy Bay [anchor bearings]: Hogfish Beacon S26W, Abeam port South Breakwater N67W, Ireland Point N32W]

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Training class under instruction. Gunlayers 3 at deflection teacher.

pm: Employed cleaning holds and as requisite. Mr AB Colwill Head Schoolmaster inspected school.

4.30pm: Special leave to second part Port Watch till 7am. Landed patrol.

5.30pm: Placed look outs.

10.10pm: Patrol returned.

11.40pm: Drew fires in picket boats.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 708 lbs, Bread 522 lbs]


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6 March 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor C Berth Grassy Bay]

am: Employed provisioning ship, cleaning magazines and as requisite. 13 Leading Seamen passing educational test for Petty Officer. Torpedo Training class under instruction. Section of boys at school.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

3.30pm: Sent party to SS “Eburna” to dismount gun.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 277.

4.30pm: Special leave to second part Starboard Watch till 7am. Landed patrol.

5.30pm: Landed extra patrol under Lieutenant Thomas RNR. Placed look outs.

7.15pm: Gun dismounting party returned.

8.0pm: Night guns’ and search lights’ crews told off.

10.50pm: Patrols returned.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 342 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 322 lbs]


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7 March 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor C Berth Grassy Bay]

5.45am: Opened B, C doors.

6.0am: Employed cleaning ship.

8.40am: Landed Dockyard party.

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers.

9.20am: Exercised Physical drill.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Gunlayers 2 and 3 at deflection teacher. Torpedo training class under instruction. Section of boys at school.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.0pm: Quarters.

4.30pm: Special leave to first part Port watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol.

5.35pm: Placed look outs.

8.0pm: Night guns’ and search lights’ crews told off.

8.40pm: Closed B, C doors.

10.50pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 341 lbs, Bread 312 lbs]


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8 March 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor C Berth Grassy Bay]

8.35am: Aired bedding.

9.10am: Divisions. Inspected hats.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Marines at Small Arm drill. Gunlayers 2 and 3 at deflection teacher. Torpedo Training class under examination.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

1.30pm: Special leave to first part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm and boys till 6.0pm.

4.0pm: Quarters.

4.30pm: Landed patrol.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 340 lbs, Bread 462 lbs]


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9 March 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor C Berth Grassy Bay]

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers - Exercised Physical drill.

9.40am: Exercised General Quarters.

10.30am: Secured.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Torpedo Training class under instruction.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.30pm: Special leave to second part Port Watch till 10.0pm. Landed patrol.

5.45pm: Placed look outs.

8.0pm: Night guns’ and search lights’ crews told off.

8.40pm: Closed B, C doors.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 356 lbs, Vegetables 3000 lbs, Bread 462 lbs]


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10 March 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor C Berth Grassy Bay]

7.0am: Landed Dockyard and target parties.

8.45a: Inspected and aired night clothing.

9.15am: Sent 12 ratings to attend Somerset Police Court.

11.30am: Ratings returned from Somerset.

11.50am: Dockyard and target parties returned.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

1.15pm: Special leave to second part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm and boys till 6.0pm.

1.30pm: Landed Hamilton patrol.

3.50pm: Arrived HMS “Roxburgh” and HMY “Warrior”.

4.0pm: Quarters.

4.30pm: Landed patrol.

7.0pm: Hamilton patrol returned.

10.10pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 330 lbs, Bread 900 lbs]


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11 March 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor C Berth Grassy Bay]

8.30am: Landed Church parties, RC 35, NC 53.

10.30am: Held Divine Service.

11.40am: Church parties returned.

1.0pm: Special leave to first part Port Watch till 7.0am and boys till 6.0pm.

[Number on sick list: 10]


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12 March 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor C Berth Grassy Bay]

7.25am: Landed 12 pounder 8 hundredweight gun No 910 and mounting PN 91 No 85.

9.10am: Divisions. Read prayers.

9.25am: Exercised Physical drill.

9.30am: Sent 14 ratings to attend Somerset Police Court.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Control and TS [Transmitting Station] parties. Sightsetters, Gunlayers II and III at deflection teacher. Acting Seaman Torpedomen training class under instruction. Section of boys to school.

0.30pm: Ratings returned from Somerset. Employed as in forenoon.

1.45pm: Arrived HMS “Isis”. Joined ship from ditto Engineer Commander RH Goodyear, Surgeon WH Sarra and 3 ratings also Gunnery class of 9 Gunlayers 1 and 27 Gunlayers 2.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 278.

4.30pm: Special leave to first part Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol.

6.0pm: Joined from “Isis” and accomodated in “Charybdis” for training 73 Newfoundland RNR ratings.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 730 lbs, Vegetables 4400 lbs, Bread 627 lbs]


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13 March 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor C Berth Grassy Bay]

8.40am: Landed Dockyard and target parties.

9.25am: Exercised physical drill.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Gunlayers 2 and 3 at deflection teacher. Torpedo Training class under instruction. Section of boys at school.

11.45am: SS “Creole” proceeded to St Georges with targets. Target and Dockyard party returned.

pm: Employed as in forenoon. Joined ship from “Caraquet” Gunnery Class of 10 Gunlayers 1 and 35 Gunlayers 2 also 20 Newfoundland RNR ratings accomodated in “Charybdis”. Discharged to barracks 11 ratings for DA [Defensively Armed] Merchant vessels.

4.30pm: Special leave to second part Port Watch till 7.0am.

5.30pm: Placed look outs. Lieutenant Commander Stokes Rees and recording party came on board. Sent Lieutenant Wilson RNR to “Charybdis” for charge of Newfoundland RNR ratings.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 434 lbs, Bread 1092 lbs]

[Weather fine, north westerly wind force 4 for much of day, noon temperature 68F]


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14 March 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.38, Long -64.71 [very rough estimate as no position information given]

[At single anchor C Berth Grassy Bay]

Draught forward 28’ 0”, Draught aft 28’ 2”.

2.0am: Raised steam for 10 knots.

5.45am: Employed cleaning ship and preparing for sea. Hoisted in boats. Drew fires in second picket boat.

9.16am: Weighed. Engines as requisite. Communicating with [HMS] “Isis”.

9.27am: Proceeded as requisite for turning ship. 9.32am: Proceeded 60 revs, course as requisite for passing into Murray’s Anchorage.

10.15am: Stopped and as requisite. Tug “Powerful” arrived with targets.

10.18am: 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 Nos 12 and 13 buoys]

10.20am: Commenced aiming rifle practice.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Ship’s Gunlayers 2 and 3 carrying out aiming rifle and 12 pounder service practice. Section of boys at school.

0.30pm: Hoisted out first picket boat and sent ditto to Grassy Bay. Employed as in forenoon.

2.15pm: Completed aiming rifle practice. Commenced 12 pounder service practice.

3.30pm: First picket boat returned.

3.40pm: Hoisted out pinnace and in first picket boat. Sent target party to tug.

4.35pm: Completed 12 pounder service practice. Commenced sub calibre practice.

5.35pm: Completed ditto. Proceeded as requisite for coming to anchor.

5.40pm: Came to with Starboard anchor in 9.25 fathoms veered 6 shackles. Banked fires at 2.25 hours’ notice. Placed look outs.

[At single anchor Murray’s Anchorage [anchor bearings]: St Catherine’s Point S82W, Fort George Flagstaff S33E, Sugar loaf S21W, Anchor NWxN 100 yards]

6.5pm: Pinnace returned with target party. Hoisted in ditto. Tug proceeded to St George’s with targets.

8.0pm: Night guns’ and search lights’ crews told off.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 53 lbs, Bread 80 lbs]


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15 March 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.38, Long -64.71 [very rough estimate as no position information given]

[At single anchor Murray’s Anchorage]

8.5am: Hoisted out pinnace.

8.20am: Tug “Powerful” arrived with targets. Sent pinnace to ditto with target and rake parties.

8.25am: Weighed. 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 Nos 12 Fairway and 13 buoys]

8.51am: Commenced superimposed turret practice.

9.42am: Completed superimposed turret practice.

9.50am: Commenced 6 inch service practice.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

3.5pm: Completed 6 inch service practice.

4.25pm: Commenced 12 inch service practice.

5.15pm: Discontinued practice. Proceeded as requisite for coming to anchor.

5.40pm: Came to with Starboard anchor in 9 fathoms veered 6 shackles. Banked fires at 2.5 hours’ notice. Placed look outs. Pinnace returned with parties. Hoisted in ditto. Tug proceeded to St Georges’ with targets.

[At single anchor Murray’s Anchorage [anchor bearings]: St Catherine’s Point S66E, Fort George Flagstaff S20E, Sugar Loaf S23W]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 59 lbs, Bread 200 lbs]


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16 March 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.35, Long -64.78 [rough estimate]

[At single anchor Murray’s Anchorage]

5.45am: Employed cleaning ship. Raised steam for 10 knots.

8.20am: Tug “Powerful” arrived with targets. Sent pinnace to ditto with target and rake parties.

8.48am: Weighed. 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 Nos 12 and 13 buoys]

9.28am: Resumed 12 inch service practice.

11.2am: Discontinued practice.

11.20am: Pinnace returned with parties. Hoisted in ditto. Tug proceeded to St Georges with targets.

11.35am: Proceeded 60 revs, course as requisite for passing into Grassy Bay.

0.20pm: Stopped and as requisite.

0.30pm: Came to with Port anchor in 7.5 fathoms veered 5 shackles. Hoisted out boats. Raised steam in second picket boat. Opened B, C doors.

[At single anchor D Berth Grassy Bay [anchor bearings]: Abeam port South Breakwater Head S53W, Chimney N87W, Abeam port Ireland Point Fort N51W]

2.0pm: Let fires die out except as requisite for auxiliary. Employed disembarking empty ammunition cases and as requisite.

pm: Discharged to SS “Chignecto” for passage to England, Surgeon A Courti~ [name off edge of page], and Gunnery class of 13 Gunlayers 1, 46 Gunlayers 2.

4.30pm: Special leave to first part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm. Landed patrol.

5.45pm: Placed look outs.

7.30p: Burned search lights and exercised ditto at sweeping.

8.0pm: Night guns’ and search lights’ crews told off.

8.40pm: Closed B, C doors.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 383 lbs, Bread 580 lbs]

[North westerly wind force 3 or 4 all day, weather fine, noon temperature 64F, sea temperature 63F]


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17 March 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor D Berth Grassy Bay]

8.45am: Aired night clothing and inspected ditto.

am: Employed cleaning ship, sponging out guns and restowing magazines.

11.50am: Read Warrant No 279.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

1.0pm: Special leave to second part Port Watch till 10.0pm and boys till 6.0pm.

4.0pm: Quarters.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 466 lbs, Vegetables 3310 lbs, Bread 1200 lbs]


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18 March 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor D Berth Grassy Bay]

8.30am: Landed Church parties, Presbyterians 9, Wesleyans 40, RC 34.

9.45am: Divisions.

10.30am: Divine Service.

am: Lieutenant Wilson and Newfoundland RNR ratings came on board.

11.30am: C in C [Commander in Chief] came on board and inspected ditto.

11.50am: Church parties returned.

Noon: C in C left ship.

0.30pm: Sent Lieutenant Wilson and Newfoundland RNR ratings to “Charybdis”.

1.0pm: Special leave to second part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm and boys till 6.0pm.

4.30pm: Landed patrol.

8.56pm: Let go Starboard anchor under foot. Set anchor watch. Raising steam for slow speed.

10.15pm: Patrol returned. All boats down sent into camber.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 320 lbs, Bread 1000 lbs]

[South westerly wind force 4 from noon, becoming squally in evening and westerly then north westerly force 6-7 at 10 and 11pm, with rain. Barometric pressure recorded hourly in pm (falling slowly), noon temperature 69F]


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19 March 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.38, Long -64.72 [estimated]

[At single anchor D Berth Grassy Bay]

Draught forward 27’ 9”, Draught aft 27’ 11”.

2.0am: Raising steam for 10 knots.

5.45am: Employed cleaning ship and preparing for sea. Hoisted in pinnace and second picket boat. Drew fires in second picket boat.

6.45am: Sent to Charybdis Lieutenant Commander Whish and 14 ratings attending Somerset Police Court.

6.55am: 24 Gunlayers 3 came on board from “Leviathan”. Sent first Picket boat into camber.

7.21am: Weighed. Engines as requisite for turning ship. 7.35am: Proceeded 60 revs, course as requisite for passing into Murray’s Anchorage.

8.31am: Stopped and as requisite. 8.38am: Came to with Starboard anchor in 9 fathoms veered 6 shackles. Banked fires at 2.5 hours notice. Set anchor Watch.

[At single anchor Murray’s Anchorage [anchor bearings]: St Catherine’s Point S58E, Fort George Flagstaff S15E, Sugar Loaf S23W]

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Torpedo Training class at instruction. Section of boys to school.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.0pm: Quarters.

6.0pm: Placed look outs.

8.0pm: Night guns’ and search lights’ crews told off.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 55 lbs, Bread 100 lbs]

[Squally north westerly wind force 6 for most of day, rain and showers in am, fine in pm. Barometric pressure recorded hourly (rising from 4am), noon temperature 59F, sea temperature 62F]


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20 March 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.38, Long -64.71 [very rough estimate as no position information given]

[At single anchor Murray’s Anchorage]

5.0am: Raised steam for 10 knots.

8.30am: Hoisted out pinnace.

8.50am: Tug “Powerful” arrived with targets. Secured ditto astern and sent pinnace with target party to repair.

9.30am: Sent rake party to tug.

9.40am: Hoisted in pinnace. Tug cast off and took up firing station.

9.49am: Weighed - Proceeded as requisite for carrying out practices by “Leviathan’s” Gunlayers 3.

9.55am: Commenced aiming rifle practice.

[As requisite for passing up and down a line N54E - S54W between Nos 12 and 13 buoys]

11.0am: Completed ditto. Raised steam in Steam Pinnace.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Section of boys to school.

11.20am: Commenced 12 pounder practice.

11.50am: Completed practices by “Leviathan’s” Gunlayers 3.

0.4pm: Resumed 12 inch service practice by Gunlayers 1 of Gunnery class.

1.8pm: Completed all practices by Gunnery Class.

1.20pm: Target and rake parties returned. Tug proceeded to St Georges with targets. Proceeded as requisite for coming to anchor.

1.35pm: Came to with Starboard anchor in 8 fathoms veered 5 shackles. Carried out two runs from starboard fore and starboard after torpedo tubes.

[At single anchor Off the Old Ferry [anchor bearings]: Fort George Flagstaff N80E, Round Tower S66E, Crawl Point S30W]

3.9pm: Weighed. Engines as requisite for turning ship.

3.17pm: Proceeded 60 revs, course as requisite for passing into Grassy Bay.

3.58pm: Stopped and as requisite. 4.3pm: Came to with Port anchor in 8 fathoms veered 5 shackles. Let fires die out. Hoisted out Steam pinnace and launch. Sent Commander Stokes Rees and recording party to “Charybdis”. Discharged “Leviathan’s” Gunlayers 3 to “Leviathan”. Employed disembarking empty ammunition cases.

[At single anchor D Berth Grassy Bay [anchor bearings]: Abeam port South Breakwater Head S55W, Chimney N85W, Abeam port Ireland Point Fort N51W]

5.30pm: Special leave to first part Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol.

6.0pm: Placed look outs.

6.10pm: Hoisted in Steam Pinnace.

8.35pm: Drew fires in ditto. Night guns and search lights crews told off.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 70 lbs, Vegetables 400 lbs, Bread 200 lbs]


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21 March 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor D Berth Grassy Bay]

4.0am: Raised steam in Steam Pinnace.

5.45am: Opened B, C doors.

5.50am: Hoisted out Steam Pinnace.

8.40am: Landed Dockyard parties.

9.10am: Divisions - Read prayers.

9.30am: Exercised Physical drill.

am: Sent Gunnery class to “Charybdis”. Employed refitting and as requisite. Gunnery and Torpedo training classes under instruction. Section of boys to school. Gunlayers 3 at deflection teacher.

11.45am: Dockyard parties returned.

1.10pm: Landed target party.

pm: Employed as in forenoon and restowing magazines.

1.40pm: Lieutenant Commander Whish and ratings attending Somerset Police Court returned.

4.0pm: Quarters.

4.30pm: Special leave to first part Port Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol.

11.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 744 lbs, Bread 700 lbs]


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22 March 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor D Berth Grassy Bay]

7.5am: Let go Starboard anchor under foot.

7.30am: Raising steam for slow speed.

8.40am: Landed target party, Lieutenant Commander Whish and ratings attending Police Court.

9.10am: Divisions. Read Prayers.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Gunnery and Torpedo training classes under instruction. Section of boys at school. B and Y groups at divisional drill. Marines at heavy gun drill. 3 Gunlayers of Gunnery class qualifying for Gunlayer 1.

Noon: Target party and party attending Police Court returned.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

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

pm: Discharged to “Antrim” for passage to England, Gunnery class of 15 Gunlayers 1, 3 Gunlayers 2.

3.45pm: Weighed Starboard anchor. Let fires die out except as requisite for auxiliary.

4.10pm: Sailed HMS “Antrim”.

5.30pm: Placed look outs.

8.0pm: Night guns’ and search lights’ crews told off.

8.40pm: Closed B, C doors.

11.15pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace. All boats down moored in camber.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 414 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 650 lbs]

[Squally wind force 4 to 5 all day, south westerly in am, north westerly in pm. Barometric pressure recorded hourly (falling slowly until 3pm, then rising slowly). Noon temperature 67F]


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23 March 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor D Berth Grassy Bay]

8.40am: Landed Dockyard parties and ratings attending Police Court in charge of Lieutenant Commander Whish.

9.25am: Exercised Physical drill.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Torpedo Training class under instruction. Gunnery Training class under instruction. 3 Gunlayers of Gunnery class qualifying for Gunlayer 1. Acting Gunlayers 3 under instruction.

11.50am: Dockyard parties returned.

0.50pm: Ratings attending Police Court returned.

pm: Employed as in forenoon. Lost overboard by neglect Condensers Telephone PN 2473, 1 in number.

4.30pm: Special leave to first part Port Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 388 lbs, Vegetables 400 lbs, Bread 600 lbs]

[Winds still squally in am, mostly north easterly, force 4 or 5 for most of day, weather fine]


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24 March 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor D Berth Grassy Bay]

8.40am: Landed Dockyard party.

8.45am: Inspected and aired night clothing.

9.20am: Landed ratings attending Somerset Police Court in charge of Lieutenant Commander Whish.

11.45am: Dockyard party returned.

0.30pm: Ratings attending Police Court returned.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

1.30pm: Special leave to first part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm and Starboard Watch boys till 6.0pm.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 782 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 1300 lbs]


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25 March 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor D Berth Grassy Bay]

8.30am: Landed Church parties, RC 29, NC 47.

9.40am: Divisions.

10.30am: Held Divine Service.

11.40am: Church parties returned.

1.30pm: Special leave to second part Port Watch till 7.0am and boys till 6.0pm.

4.0pm: Quarters.

4.30pm: Landed patrol.

6.0pm: Placed look outs.

8.0pm: Night guns’ and search lights’ crews told off.

8.40pm: Closed B, C doors.

10.55pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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26 March 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor D Berth Grassy Bay]

8.0am: Landed ratings attending Somerset Police Court under Lieutenant Commander Whish.

8.40am: Landed Dockyard parties.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Boys exercising boat sailing. Section of boys to school. Gunnery and Torpedo Training class under instruction. 3 Gunlayers of Gunnery class qualifying for Gunlayer 1.

Noon: Ratings attending police Court returned.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 280.

4.30pm: Special leave to second part Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol.

10.40pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 387 lbs, Vegetables 2800 lbs, Bread 650 lbs]


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27 March 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor D Berth Grassy Bay]

5.45am: Opened B, C doors.

8.0am: 3 Gunlayers of Gunnery class qualifying for Gunlayer 1.

8.40am: Landed Dockyard parties.

9.30am: Exercised Physical drill.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Divers examining submerged fittings. Gunnery and Torpedo Training classes under instruction. Section of boys to school. Gunlayers 3 at deflection teacher.

11.40am: Dockyard parties returned.

pm: Employed as in forenoon. Non swimmers under instruction.

4.0pm: Quarters.

4.30pm: Special leave to first part Port Watch till 7.0am.

8.0pm: Night guns’ and search lights’ crews told off.

8.40pm: Closed B, C doors.

10.50pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

11.50pm: Drew fires in first Picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 392 lbs, Bread 700 lbs]


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28 March 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor D Berth Grassy Bay]

4.0am: Raised steam in first Picket boat and Steam Pinnace.

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers.

9.25a: Landed ratings attending Somerset Police Court in charge of Lieutenant Commander Whish.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Tested Carley floats. Section of boys to school. Gunnery and Torpedo Training classes under instruction. Acting Gunlayers, Acting Seaman Gunners and Acting Gunlayers 2 and 3 classes under instruction. 12 Gunlayers from “Leviathan” under instruction.

pm: Employed as in forenoon. Non Swimmers under instruction.

4.30pm: Special leave to first part Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol.

5.0pm: Read Warrant No 281.

10.10pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 407 lbs, Bread 520 lbs]


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29 March 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor D Berth Grassy Bay]

8.0am: Landed ratings attending Somerset Police Court in charge of Lieutenant Commander Whish.

8.55am: Aired bedding.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Section of boys to school. Gunnery and Torpedo training classes under instruction. Acting Seaman Gunners and Acting Gunlayers 2 and 3 under instruction.

0.40pm: Ratings attending Police Court returned. Make and mend clothes.

1.0pm: Special leave to second part Port Watch till 10.0pm and Port Watch boys till 6.0pm. Non swimmers under instruction.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 390 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 600 lbs]


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30 March 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor D Berth Grassy Bay]

7.15am: Sent ammunitioning party to SS “Elleric”.

8.40am: Landed ratings attending Somerset Police Court in charge of Lieutenant Commander Whish.

9.10am: Divisions. Read prayers.

10.25am: SS “Elleric” secured alongside.

am: Employed embarking ammunition. Discharged to SS “Chaudiere” for passage to England Engineer Commander HJ Little.

pm: Employed embarking ammunition.

6.0pm: Placed look outs.

8.0pm: Night guns’ and search lights’ crews told off.

8.40pm: Closed B, C doors.

9.45pm: Completed ammunitioning.

10.45pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

11.55pm: Drew fires in first picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 390 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 550 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 451 tons, Oil 244 tons]


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31 March 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor D Berth Grassy Bay]

4.0am: Raised steam in first picket boat and Steam Pinnace.

am: Employed preparing for coaling.

5.45am: Opened B, C doors. Commenced coaling ship.

11.15am: Completed coaling - Received 575 tons.

Noon: SS “Elleric” cast off.

pm: Employed cleaning ship.

4.0pm: Special leave to first part Port Watch till 10.0pm.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 801 lbs, Bread 1300 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1013 tons, Oil 244 tons]


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LOGS FOR APRIL 1917


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[Cover of Log for April 1917; “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, as before]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 April 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor D Berth Grassy Bay]

8.35am: Landed Church parties, Presbyterians 6, Wesleyans 42, RC 41.

9.40am: Divisions.

10.25am: Held Divine Service.

11.45am: Church parties returned.

1.0pm: Special leave to second part Starboard Watch till 7.0am and Starboard Watch boys till 6.0pm.

8.5pm: Night defence crews told off.

8.40pm: Closed B, C doors.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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2 April 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor D Berth Grassy Bay]

5.25am: Employed cleaning ship.

8.40am: Landed Dockyard parties and target party.

9.30am: Landed ratings attending Somerset Police Court in charge of Lieutenant Commander Whish.

am: Employed embarking ammunition, refitting and as requisite.

9.40am: Newfoundland RNR ratings came on board for exercise in deflection teacher.

11.50am: Dockyard parties returned.

0.45pm: Paid Quarterly settlement.

2.10pm: SS “Creole” proceeded to St Georges with targets. Target party returned. Non swimmers under instruction.

3.30pm: Newfoundland RNR ratings returned to “Charybdis”.

4.30pm: Special leave to second part Port Watch till 10.0pm. Landed patrol. Employed preparing ship for sea.

6.0pm: Placed look outs.

7.20pm: Acting Seaman Torpedomen class exercised burning search lights.

8.0pm: Night defence crews told off.

10.20pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 824 lbs, Vegetables 4620 lbs, Bread 1100 lbs]


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3 April 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.38, Long -64.71 [very rough estimate as no position information given]

[At single anchor D Berth Grassy Bay]

Draught forward 28’ 6”, Draught aft 28’ 6”.

2.0am: Raising steam for 10 knots.

5.45am: Hoisted in and drew fires in first picket boat.

6.30am: Newfoundland RNR class came on board from “Charybdis” also Lieutenant Commander Stokes Rees and Recording party. Employed cleaning ship.

7.10am: Weighed - Engines as requisite for turning ship.

7.25am: Proceeded 60 revs, course as requisite for passing into Murray’s Anchorage. 7.35am: Reduced to 48 revs.

8.10am: Reduced to slow. 8.30am: Increased to 54 revs. SS “Creole” arrived with targets.

8.40am: Stopped and as requisite. Hoisted out pinnace and sent ditto to “Creole” with target and rake parties.

9.0am: Took firing station on “Creole” and proceeded as requisite for carrying out practices by RNR class.

[As requisite for passing up and down a line S54W - N54E between Nos 12 and 13 buoys]

9.13am: Commenced aiming rifle practice.

2.15pm: Completed aiming rifle practice.

2.26pm: Commenced 12 pounder practice.

5.25pm: Completed all practices by RNR class.

5.35pm: Pinnace returned with parties. Hoisted in ditto. “Creole” proceeded to St Georges’ with targets.

6.0pm: Proceeded 60 revs, course as requisite for passing into Grassy Bay.

6.36pm: Stopped and as requisite.

6.40pm: Entered Camber.

7.12pm: Secured alongside North Breakwater. Let fires die out except as requisite for auxiliary. Canteen leave to Starboard Watch till 10.0pm. Lieutenant Commander Stokes Rees, Recording party and Newfoundland RNR ratings returned to “Charybdis”.

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

8.30pm: Night defence crews told off.

11.50pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Bread 60 lbs]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 67F, sea temperature 64F]


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4 April 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

4.0am: Raised Steam in first picket boat and Steam Pinnace.

7.0am: Raised steam in second picket boat.

9.10am: Divisions - Read prayers.

9.25am: Exercised physical drill.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Gunlayers 2 and 3 at deflection teacher. Torpedo training class under instruction. Section of boys to school.

Noon: Drew fires in second picket boat.

0.30pm: “Ready” arrived with targets. Sent target party to ditto.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

1.0pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am and boys till 6.0pm.

2.0pm: Target party returned.

2.30pm: Arrived French Cruiser “Jeanne d’Acre” [Jeanne d’Arc].

4.30pm: Landed patrol.

6.45pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

10.20pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 358 lbs, Bread 550 lbs]


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5 April 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

8.30am: Newfoundland RNR ratings came on board.

8.35am: Aired bedding.

8.50am: Landed target party.

am: Gunlayers 2 and 3 to deflection teacher. Gunnery and Torpedo Training classes under instruction. Section of boys to school. Newfoundland RNR ratings under instruction. Employed refitting and as requisite.

11.30am: Target party returned.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

3.40pm: Newfoundland RNR ratings returned to “Charybdis”.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to second part Port Watch till 10.0pm.

8.0pm: Night defence crews told off.

10.30pm: Patrol returned.

11.30pm: Advanced clocks 1 hour to conform to Summer time.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 782 lbs, Bread 1250 lbs]


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6 April 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

9.10am: Landed Church parties, Wesleyans 44, RC 48 [as this is Good Friday].

9.30am: Divisions.

am: Ship’s Company attended Divine Service in Dockyard Church.

11.45am: Church parties returned.

1.0pm: Special leave to Port watch till 7.0am and boys till 6.0pm.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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7 April 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

4.0am: Raised steam in second Picket boat and Steam Pinnace.

6.30am: Hoisted out second picket boat.

8.45am: Inspected and aired night clothing.

am: Tested lifebuoys - Correct.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

1.0pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am and boys till 6.0pm.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 282.

4.15pm: Drew fires in first picket boat.

4.30pm: Landed patrol.

8.0pm: Night defence crews told off.

8.40pm: Closed B, C doors.

10.15pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

10.20pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 782 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 1200 lbs]


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8 April 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

5.0am: Raised steam in Steam Pinnace.

6.25am: Sailed French cruiser “Jeanne d’Arc”.

6.35am: Sailed HMS “Leviathan”.

7.15am: Raised steam in first picket boat.

8.30am: Landed Church parties, RC 38, Wesleyans 45, Presbyterians 18.

9.40am: Divisions.

10.15am: Held Divine Service.

11.20am: Arrived French cruiser “Kleber”.

11.30am: Church parties returned.

1.0pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am and boys till 6.0pm.

5.50pm: Arrived HMS “Britannia”.

6.5pm: Sailed HMS “Isis”.

11.45pm: Drew fires in picket boats.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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9 April 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

6.55am: Landed Ireland Island Working party.

7.20am: Sent working party to SS “Roumanian Prince” to dismount gun.

8.30am: Leave to boys till 8.0pm.

8.40am: Landed Dockyard parties.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Gunlayers 2 and 3 at deflection teacher.

9.0am: Arrived HMY “Eileen”.

11.40am: Gun dismounting party returned.

11.50am: Dockyard parties returned. Newfoundland RNR ratings at drill.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol.

5.0pm: Working party returned.

10.20pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 389 lbs, Vegetables 800 lbs, Bread 600 lbs]

[South westerly wind force 4 or 5 from noon, squally at times in pm, with rain and showers. Barometric pressure recorded hourly in pm (relatively stable), noon temperature 66F]


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10 April 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

6.55am: Landed Ireland Island working party.

7.20am: Sent working party to “Roumanian Prince” to dismount gun.

9.30am: Exercised physical drill.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Section of boys to school. Gunlayers 2 and 3 at deflection teacher. Newfoundland RNR ratings at drill. Gunnery, Torpedo and Acting Seaman Gunners training classes under instruction.

11.15am: Arrived Danish Cruiser “Valkyrien” [listed here].

0.10pm: Gun dismounting party returned.

2.5pm: Sailed HMS “Donegal”.

4.0pm: Quarters - Read Warrant No 283.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol.

5.0pm: Working party returned.

8.0pm: Night defence crews told off.

8.40pm: Closed B, C doors.

10.25pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 396 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 550 lbs]

[North westerly wind force 4 or 4-5 all day]


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11 April 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

6.0am: Hoisted in first picket boat.

7.0am: Landed Ireland Island Working party.

8.15am: Landed Dockyard parties.

8.30am: Landed marines for route march.

9.10am: Divisions - Read prayers.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Newfoundland RNR ratings under instruction. Gunnery, Torpedo and Acting Seaman Gunners training classes under instruction. Gunlayers 2 and 3 at deflection teacher. Section of boys to school.

11.50am: Dockyard parties returned.

0.20pm: Marines returned.

pm: Employed as in forenoon. Non swimmers under instruction.

4.0pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am.

5.0pm: Ireland Island Working party returned.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 390 lbs, Bread 300 lbs]

[Squally north westerly wind force 4-5 or 5-6 all day, weather fine, noon temperature 62F]


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12 April 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

7.30am: Landed Ireland Island working party.

8.35am: Aired bedding.

9.25am: Exercised Physical drill.

9.30am: Landed Dockyard parties.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Gunnery and Torpedo training classes under instruction.

11.45am: Dockyard parties returned.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

1.0pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am and boys till 6.0pm.

3.15pm: Sailed Danish Cruiser “Valkyrien”.

5.0pm: Ireland Island working party returned.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 394 lbs, Bread 630 lbs]


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13 April 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

4.0am: Raised steam in second picket boat and Steam Pinnace.

6.55am: Landed Ireland Island Working party.

am: Employed embarking ammunition and as requisite. Acting Seaman Gunners class and Torpedo training class under examination. Newfoundland RNR ratings under instruction.

11.0am: Sailed HMY “Eileen”.

pm: Employed as in forenoon. Non swimmers under instruction.

2.45pm: Completed embarking ammunition.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 284.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am.

4.40pm: Ireland Island working party returned.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to second part Port Watch till 10.0pm.

11.50pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace and second Picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 390 lbs, Bread 700 lbs]


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14 April 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

6.55am: Landed Ireland Island Working party.

8.40am: Inspected and aired night clothing.

am: Tested lifebuoys - Correct.

11.45am: Ireland Island working party returned.

2.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to second part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 458 lbs, Vegetables 2800 lbs, Bread 1200 lbs]

[Southerly wind force 5, with showers and rain in evening]


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15 April 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

8.35am: Landed Church parties, Presbyterians 16, RCs 36.

10.10am: Ship’s Company attended Divine Service in Dockyard Church.

11.50am: Church parties returned.

1.0pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am and leave to boys till 6.0pm.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first part Port Watch till 10.0pm.

[Number on sick list: 11]


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16 April 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

8.40am: Landed target party.

9.10am: Divisions. Read prayers.

9.20am: Exercised Collision Stations and Fire Stations.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Gunlayers at deflection teacher. Newfoundland RNR ratings under instruction.

11.50am: Target party returned.

1.0pm: Landed working party to discharge SS “Spilsby”.

1.30pm: Discharged to Civil Custody 12 ratings. Employed as in forenoon. Non swimmers under instruction.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol.

5.0pm: Working party returned.

6.0pm: Sailed French cruiser “Kleber”.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

8.0pm: Night defence crews told off.

8.40pm: Closed B, C doors.

10.35pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 720 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 550 lbs]


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17 April 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

4.0am: Raised steam in second picket boat.

6.50am: Landed working party to discharge SS “Spilsby”.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Newfoundland RNR ratings under instruction. Gunlayers at deflection teacher.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol.

5.5pm: Working party returned.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to second part Port Watch till 10.0pm.

10.30pm: Patrol returned.

11.50pm: Drew fires in second picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 390 lbs, Bread 480 lbs]


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18 April 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

4.0am: Raised steam in picket boats.

5.45am: Hoisted out first picket boat. Employed cleaning ship.

6.50am: Sent working party to discharge SS “Spilsby”.

7.30am: Arrived HMS “Isis”. Joined ship from ditto 43 ratings.

9.0am: Landed Dockyard parties.

9.25am: Exercised physical drill.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Acting Gunlayers 2 and 3 at deflection teacher. Section of boys to school. Newfoundland RNR ratings under instruction.

11.30am: Hoisted in and drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

11.50am: Dockyard parties returned.

pm: Employed as in forenoon. Non swimmers under instruction.

4.0pm: Quarters.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 10.0pm. Landed patrol.

4.50pm: Arrived HMS “Berwick. Joined from ditto and accomodated in “Charybdis” Gunnery class of 6 Gunlayers 1, 93 Gunlayers 2.

5.0pm; Working party returned.

8.0pm: Night defence crews told off.

8.40pm: Closed B, C doors. Drew fires in first picket boat.

10.40pm: Patrol returned.

11.50pm: Drew fires in second picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 434 lbs, Vegetables 5000 lbs, Bread 580 lbs]


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19 April 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.38, Long -64.71 [very rough estimate as no position information given]

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

Draught forward 28’ 0”, Draught aft 28’ 3”.

2.0am: Raised steam for 10 knots.

4.0am: Raised steam in first picket boat.

5.0am: Employed cleaning ship and preparing for sea.

5.45am: Hoisted in boats.

7.10am: Cast off. Engines as requisite for passing out of camber.

6.20am: Lieutenant Commander Stokes Rees, Recording party, 3 Gunlayers 1 and 23 Newfoundland RNR ratings came on board.

7.29am: Proceeded 60 revs, course as requisite for passing into Murray’s anchorage.

8.15am: Reduced to slow. Section of boys to school.

8.40am: Tug “Powerful” arrived with targets.

8.53am: Stopped and as requisite. Hoisted out pinnace and sent ditto to tug with target party. Employed refitting and as requisite.

9.12am: Took firing station on tug and proceeded as requisite for carrying out practices by Ship’s Gunlayers 2 and 3, Newfoundland RNR Gunlayers 3 and Class Gunlayers 1.

9.17am: Commenced aiming rifle practice.

[As requisite for passing up and down a line S54W - N54E between Nos 12 Fairway and 13 buoys]

11.35am: Completed ditto.

11.50am: Commenced sub calibre.

0.30pm: Raised steam in second picket boat. Make and mend clothes.

0.55pm: Completed sub calibre practice. Sent rake party to tug.

1.36pm: Commenced superimposed turret practice.

1.53pm: Completed ditto.

2.0pm: Commenced 6 inch service practice.

2.36pm: Completed ditto.

2.40pm: Commenced 12 inch service practice.

3.25pm: Completed practices. Pinnace returned with parties. Hoisted in ditto. Tug proceeded to St Georges’ with targets.

4.8pm: Proceeded 60 revs, course as requisite for passing into Grassy Bay.

4.37pm: Reduced to 54 revs. 4.53pm: Increased to 60 revs.

5.0pm: Stopped and as requisite. 5.5pm: Came to with Starboard anchor in 7.5 fathoms veered 5 shackles. Banked fires.

[At single anchor D Berth Grassy Bay [anchor bearings]: Ireland Point N48W, Chimney N84W, Abeam port South Breakwater S54W]

5.20pm: Hoisted out second picket boat. Newfoundland RNR ratings returned to “Charybdis”.

7.0pm: Placed look outs.

8.0pm: Night defence crews told off.

8.40pm: Closed B, C doors.

11.50pm: Drew fires in second picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 520 lbs, Vegetables 800 lbs, Bread 200 lbs]


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20 April 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.38, Long -64.71 [very rough estimate as no position information given]

[At single anchor D Berth Grassy Bay]

4.0am: Raised steam in second picket boat.

5.0am: Raising steam for 10 knots. Employed cleaning ship.

6.30am: Gunnery class came on board 6 Gunlayers 1, 94 Gunlayers 2.

7.0am: Hoisted in second picket boat.

7.25am: Weighed - Engines as requisite for turning ship. 7.33am: Proceeded 60 revs, course as requisite for passing into Murray’s Anchorage.

8.10am: Reduced to 36 revs.

8.45am: Tug “Powerful” arrived with targets. 8.50am: Stopped and as requisite. Hoisted out pinnace and sent ditto to tug with target party.

9.0am: 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 Nos 12 Fairway and 13 buoys]

9.10am: Commenced aiming rifle practice.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Section of boys to school.

0.20pm: Completed aiming rifle practice.

0.40pm: Commenced 12 pounder practice. Employed as in forenoon.

3.10pm: Completed 12 pounder practice.

3.15pm: Commenced sub calibre practice.

3.35pm: HMS “Carnarvon” passed inward.

4.30pm: Discontinued practice.

4.40pm: Pinnace returned with parties. Hoisted in ditto. Tug proceeded to St Georges with targets.

4.51pm: Proceeded 60 revs, course as requisite for passing into Grassy Bay.

5.40pm: Stopped and as requisite. 5.45pm: Came to with Port anchor in 7.5 fathoms veered 5 shackles. Let fires die out.

[At single anchor D Berth Grassy Bay [anchor bearings]: Abeam port Ireland Point Wall N49W, Chimney N83W, Abeam port South Breakwater S56W]

6.0pm: Hoisted out second picket boat. Lieutenant Commander Stokes Rees, Recording party and Gunnery class returned to “Charybdis”.

7.0pm: Placed look outs.

8.0pm: Night defence crews told off.

8.40pm: Closed B, C doors.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 470 lbs, Bread 800 lbs]


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21 April 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor D Berth Grassy Bay]

am: Censured the Reverend Guy St LH Gosselin for having sent two films showing particulars of portions of HM Dockyard to a photographer on shore for development contrary to the orders contained in CMO 8-53-1916. [Signed] CR de C Foot, Captain, Hyde Gosselin, Chaplain.

6.0am: Employed cleaning ship and embarking ammunition.

8.45am: Inspected and aired night clothing.

am: Tested lifebuoys - Correct.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

2.0pm: Special leave to second part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm and boys till 6.0pm.

4.30pm: Landed patrol.

5.35pm: Sailed HMS “Carnarvon”.

11.15pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 370 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 1100 lbs]


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22 April 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor D Berth Grassy Bay]

8.30am: Landed Church parties, RC [Roman Catholic] 49, NC [Nonconformist] 65.

9.40am: Divisions.

10.30am: Held Divine Service.

11.45am: Church parties returned.

1.0pm: Special leave to second part Port Watch till 10.0pm and boys till 6.0pm.

4.0pm: Quarters.

7.15pm: Placed look outs.

8.0pm: Night defence crews told off.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 499 lbs, Bread 1000 lbs]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 71F]


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23 April 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.38, Long -64.71 [very rough estimate as no position information given]

[Another day of gunnery practice, in the usual place off Murray’s Anchorage, with Tug “Powerful”, departing at 7.25am, returning to Grassy Bay at 7.44pm. Only key events recorded here]

[At single anchor D Berth Grassy Bay]

6.45am: Lieutenant Commander Stokes Rees, Recording party and Gunnery class came on board.

9.15am: Commenced sub calibre practice.

9.45am: Completed ditto. 9.50am: Commenced superimposed turret practice.

10.30am: Completed ditto.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. New entries under instruction.

11.20am: Commenced 6 inch service practice.

6.15pm: Discontinued practice.

[At single anchor D Berth Grassy Bay [anchor bearings]: South Breakwater Red Light S47.5W, Sheers S76W, Abeam port Ireland Point Wall N43.5W. Anchor ExS 175 yards]

8.15pm: Lieutenant Commander Stokes Rees, Recording party and Gunnery class returned to “Charybdis”.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 54 lbs, Vegetables 800 lbs, Bread 200 lbs]

[Rain from noon onwards]


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24 April 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.38, Long -64.71 [very rough estimate as no position information given]

[More gunnery practice, in usual location, with Tug “Powerful”, departing at 7.54am, returning to Grassy Bay at 1.53pm. Only key events recorded here]

[At single anchor D Berth Grassy Bay]

6.50am: Lieutenant Commander Stokes Rees, Recording party and Gunnery class came on board.

9.42am: Resumed 6 inch service practice.

11.20am: Completed 6 inch service practice.

11.27am: Commenced 12 inch service practice.

0.40pm: Completed all practices by Gunnery class. Pinnace returned with rake party. Hoisted in ditto. Tug proceeded to Dockyard with targets.

[At single anchor D Berth Grassy Bay [anchor bearings]: Abeam port Ireland Point Wall N53W, Chimney N87W, Abeam port South Breakwater S55W]

4.0pm: Special leave to first part Port Watch till 10.0pm. Tug arrived with targets. Target party returned.

4.30pm: Landed patrol. SS “Spilsby” secured alongside. Employed embarking ammunition.

4.55pm: Lieutenant Commander Stokes Rees, Recording party and Gunnery class returned to “Charybdis”.

7.0pm: Completed ammunitioning.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 792 lbs, Bread 700 lbs]

[Rain then mist for most of day, noon temperature 69F]


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25 April 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor D Berth Grassy Bay]

Draught forward 27’ 6”, Draught aft 28’ 0”.

4.0am: Raised steam in second picket boat.

5.0am: Raised steam for 10 knots.

6.5am: SS “Spilsby” cast off. Employed cleaning ship and preparing for berthing alongside.

7.15am: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite for entering Inner Camber.

7.49am: Secured alongside North Breakwater.

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

9.0am: Landed target party.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Newfoundland RNR ratings under instruction. Section of boys to school.

9.15am: Landed Dockyard party.

11.30am: Target party returned.

1.10pm: Landed provisioning party.

3.55pm: Dockyard parties returned.

4.0pm: Quarters. Provisioning party returned.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol. Non swimmers under instruction.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first part Port Watch till 10.0pm.

8.0pm: Night defence crews told off.

8.40pm: Closed B, C doors.

10.20pm: Patrol returned.

11.50pm: Drew fires in second picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 439 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 250 lbs]


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26 April 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

4.0am: Raised steam in second picket boat.

am: Employed provisioning ship. Newfoundland RNR ratings under instruction. Section of boys to school.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

1.0pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am and boys till 6.0pm.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

8.15pm: Drew fires in first picket boat.

11.50pm: Drew fires in second picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 439 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 500 lbs]


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27 April 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

am: Employed returning ammunition, repairing targets, drawing stores, refitting and as requisite. Ordinary Seamen exercising in boats under oars. Newfoundland RNR ratings under instruction. Buoyed charted position of central ring of NW Frigate’s moorings.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol. Non swimmers under instruction. Discharged to SS “Chaleur” for passage to England 139 ratings. Gunner class of 9 Gunlayers 1, 84 Gunlayers 2 and Ship’s ratings 46.

8.0pm: Night defence crews told off.

10.10pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 439 lbs, Bread 500 lbs]


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28 April 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

4.0am: Raised steam in picket boats.

6.0am: Employed cleaning ship.

8.10am: Sent diving party to locate central ring of NW Frigate’s Moorings.

8.45am: Inspected and aired night clothing. Tested lifebuoys - Correct.

11.45am: Divers located central ring of moorings and buoyed ditto.

1.0pm: Diving party returned.

2.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am, boys till 6.0pm.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 468 lbs, Vegetables 2800 lbs, Bread 1100 lbs]


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29 April 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

8.0am: Landed Church parties, RC 39, NC 54.

10.30am: Ship’s Company attended Divine Service in Dockyard Church.

11.45am: Church parties returned.

1.0pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 10.0pm and boys till 6.0pm.

5.0pm: Employed preparing for coaling.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 577 tons, Oil 244 tons]

[North westerly wind force 3-4 or 3 all day, noon temperature 67F]


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30 April 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

Draught forward 27’ 4”, Draught aft 27’ 9”.

4.0am: Raised steam in picket boats.

5.0am: Employed preparing for coaling.

7.45am: SS “Spilsby” secured alongside.

8.30am: Commenced coaling

0.30pm: Completed coaling - Received 413 tons.

pm: Employed cleaning ship.

1.40pm: SS “Spilsby” cast off.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 10.0pm. Landed patrol.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to second part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

8.0pm: Night defence crews told off.

8.40pm: Closed B, C doors.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.

11.55pm: Drew fires in second picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 678 lbs, Bread 780 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 976 tons, Oil 244 tons]



LOGS FOR MAY 1917


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[Cover of Log for May 1917; “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, as before]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 May 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

Draught forward 28’ 3”, Draught aft 28’ 5”.

2.0am: Raised steam for 10 knots.

4.0am: Raised steam in second picket boat.

am: Employed cleaning ship and preparing to leave wall.

8.0am: Cast off. Proceeded as requisite for passing out of camber and picking up Central ring of NW Frigate’s Moorings.

8.50am: Hove central ring to the hawse and commenced unshackling legs of moorings. Engines as requisite.

[Weighing NW Frigate’s Moorings Grassy Bay]

am: Newfoundland RNR ratings at drill. 9 Gunlayers of Gunnery class qualifying for Gunlayer 1.

9.30am: Unshackled S leg of moorings. Dropped and buoyed ditto.

11.40am: Unshackled NE leg of moorings. Dropped and buoyed ditto.

1.7pm: Unshackled NW leg of moorings and commenced weighing ditto.

3.30pm: Weighed NW anchor of moorings and hung ditto in the hawse.

3.55pm: Came to with Starboard anchor in 8.25 fathoms veered 5 shackles.

[At single anchor D Berth [anchor bearings]: Abeam port South Breakwater S54.5W, Chimney N86W, Abeam port Ireland Point Wall N49W, anchor S49W 100 yards]

4.40pm: Paid monthly advance.

6.0pm: Special leave to second part Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol.

7.15pm: Placed look outs.

8.0pm: Night defence crews told off.

8.40pm: Closed B, C doors.

10.45pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 378 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 650 lbs]


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2 May 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor D Berth Grassy Bay]

5.45am: Sailed HMS “Berwick”, “Roxburgh” and “Isis”.

6.30am: Employed cleaning ship and discharging NW leg of moorings into lighter.

am: Newfoundland RNR ratings under instruction. 9 Gunlayers of Gunnery class qualifying for Gunlayer 1. Section of boys to school.

3.0pm: Hoisted NW anchor of moorings, bridles and central ring into lighter.

3.40pm: Sent lighter with moorings to Dockyard to discharge ditto.

4.30pm: Banked fires at 2.5 hours’ notice.

4.50pm: Special leave to second party Port Watch till 10.0pm. Landed patrol.

7.0pm: Party discharging moorings returned.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.

Midnight: Drew fires in second picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 378 lbs, Bread 620 lbs]


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3 May 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor D Berth Grassy Bay]

3.0am: Raised steam for 10 knots.

4.0am: Raised steam in second picket boat.

6.0am: Weighed - Engines as requisite.

6.20am: Picked up NE leg of moorings and commenced weighing ditto.

am: Section of boys to school. 9 Gunlayers of Gunnery class qualifying for Gunlayer 1. Ordnance Dept examining guns.

9.0am: Lighter came alongside. Hoisting moorings into ditto.

[Weighing NW Frigate’s Moorings]

10.45am: Weighed NE anchor of moorings. Hoisting ditto into lighter.

11.15am: Came to with Starboard anchor in 8.25 fathoms veered 5 shackles. Banked fires.

11.50am: Sent lighter with moorings to Dockyard.

1.10pm: Landed party to discharge moorings.

[At single anchor D Berth Grassy Bay [anchor bearings]: Abeam port South Breakwater S51W, Chimney S86.5W, Abeam port Ireland Point Wall N62W, Anchor S45W 175 yards]

pm: Employed refitting and as requisite.

3.50pm: Cable party returned.

4.0pm: Quarters.

4.30pm: Special leave to first part Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol.

7.25pm: Placed look outs.

8.0pm: Night defence crews told off.

8.40pm: Closed B, C doors.

10.20pm: Patrol returned.

11.50pm: Drew fires in second picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 378 lbs, Bread 200 lbs]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 72F]


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4 May 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Grassy Bay at single anchor D Berth]

3.0am: Raised steam for 10 knots.

4.0am: Raised steam in second picket boat.

6.25am: Weighed - Engines as requisite.

6.45am: Picked up S leg of moorings and commenced weighing ditto.

[Weighing NW Frigate’s Moorings]

8.15am: Lighter came alongside. Hoisting moorings into ditto.

am: 9 Gunlayers of Gunnery class qualifying for Gunlayer 1. Newfoundland RNR ratings under instruction.

10.15am: Weighed S anchor or moorings. Hoisting ditto into lighter and weighing backing chain.

11.30am: Weighed S backing anchor of moorings. Hoisting ditto into lighter.

11.50am: Came to with Starboard [anchor] in 8 fathoms veered 5 shackles.

[At single anchor A Berth [anchor bearings]: Ireland Point N20.5W, Engine House Chimney S86W, No 19 beacon [or buoy -symbol] S25W]

0.30pm: Buoyed charted position of central ring of Flagship’s moorings.

1.0pm: Let fires die out except as requisite for auxiliary.

1.45pm: Sent lighter with moorings to Dockyard to discharge ditto. Employed cleaning ship and as requisite.

4.0pm: Quarters.

4.30pm: Special leave to first part Port Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol

4.40pm: Cable party returned. NW Frigate’s moorings complete returned to Dockyard.

7.25pm: Placed look outs.

8.0pm: Night defence crews told off.

8.40pm: Closed B, C doors. Exercised Search light Control.

10.10pm: Patrol returned.

11.40pm: Drew fires in second picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 378 lbs, Vegetables 2800 lbs, Bread 600 lbs]


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5 May 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay]

4.0am: Raised steam in second picket boat.

6.0am: Employed cleaning ship. Raised steam in Steam Pinnace.

7.15am: Boarded fishing boat “Surprise” F Anderson Skipper stated he could not get in over night.

8.0am: Sent divers to locate Flagship’s moorings.

8.50am: Inspected and aired night clothing. Tested lifebuoys - Correct.

9.30am: Hoisted out Steam Pinnace.

10.50am: Diving party returned. Central ring of Flagship’s moorings located and buoyed.

11.15am: Hoisted in and drew fires in second Picket boat.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

1.0pm: Special leave to second part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm and boys till 6.0pm.

4.40pm: Landed patrol.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.

11.55pm: Drew fires in first Picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 448 lbs, Bread 1150 lbs]


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6 May 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay]

9.10am: Landed Wesleyan Church party - 44.

10.25am: Held Divine Service.

11.30am: Arrived HMS “Isis”. Landed working party to assist in securing ditto.

11.40am: Church party returned.

Noon: Working party returned.

1.0pm: Special leave to second part Port Watch till 7.0am and boys till 6.0pm.

1.10pm: Sent party to Hospital to embark invalids on board “Isis”. Discharged to “Isis” for passage to Halifax 12 Newfoundland RNR ratings.

4.0pm: Quarters. Hospital party returned.

5.45pm: Sailed HMS “Isis” and HMY “Warrior”.

7.15pm: Placed look outs.

8.0pm: Night defence crews told off.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 383 lbs]


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7 May 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay]

8.40am: Landed target party.

am: Employed embarking ammunition. 9 Gunlayers of Gunnery class qualifying for Gunlayer 1. Newfoundland RNR ratings under instruction. Section of boys to school.

3.20pm: Sent targets to St Georges’ in tow of “Creole”. Target party returned.

4.30pm: Special leave to first part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm. Landed patrol. Non swimmers under instruction.

4.40pm: Hoisted in launch. Embarked from SS “Caraquet” Gunnery class of 4 Gunlayers 1, 67 Gunlayers 2.

10.10pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 370 lbs, Vegetables 3000 lbs, Bread 1150 lbs]


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8 May 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.38, Long -64.71 [very rough estimate as no position information given]

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay]

Draught forward 27’ 8”, Draught aft 28’ 3”.

2.0am: Raising steam for 10 knots.

5.40am: Landed party attending Hamilton Court of Justice.

am: Employed cleaning ship and hoisting in boats. Lieutenant Commander Stokes Rees, Recording party and 9 Gunlayers 1 came on board.

7.11am: Weighed. Engines as requisite. 7.19am: Proceeded 60 revs, course as requisite for passing into Murray’s Anchorage.

8.37am: Tug “Powerful” arrived with targets. Stopped and as requisite. Sent target party to tug.

8.50am: Took firing station on tug and proceeded as requisite for carrying out practices by Gunnery class.

9.8am: Commenced aiming rifle practice.

[As requisite for passing up and down a line N54E - S54W between Nos 12 and 13 Fairway buoys]

1.15pm: Discontinued practice. Target party returned. Tug proceeded to St Georges’ with targets.

1.25pm: Proceeded 60 revs course as requisite for passing into Shelly Bay.

1.35pm: Stopped and as requisite. 1.40pm: Came to with Starboard anchor in 6.75 fathoms veered 6 shackles.

[At single anchor Shelly Bay [anchor bearings]: South detached rock in Bailey’s Bay N81.5E, North Point of Shelly Bay S40E, Government House phi [symbol] Shelly Bay Shoal Buoy S44W]

pm: First Cutter exercising under oars.

4.0pm: Quarters - Exercised Physical drill.

6.36pm: Weighed - Engines as requisite.

6.41pm: Proceeded 54 revs course as requisite for passing into Grassy Bay.

7.15pm: Stopped and as requisite. 7.21pm: Came to with Port anchor in 8.5 fathoms veered 5 shackles. Banked fires at 2.5 hours notice. Placed look outs.

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay [anchor bearings]: North Breakwater Green Light N88W, Sheers N61W, Abeam port Ireland Point Wall N20W, Anchor S15W 20 yards]

8.0pm: Night defence crews told off.

8.40pm: Closed B, C doors.

10.0pm: Set anchor watch.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 422 lbs]

[South westerly wind force 4 or 5 in pm, weather becoming overcast]


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9 May 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.38, Long -64.71 [very rough estimate as no position information given]

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay]

4.0am: Raised steam for 10 knots.

am: Observed buoy marking centre ring of Flagship’s moorings to be missing. Lost overboard by accident Buoys Reindeer hair PN [Pattern Number] 806, 1 in number, Sinkers 0.5 hundredweight PN 741, 1 in number.

8.30am: Hoisted in Steam Pinnace and drew fires in ditto.

8.51am: Weighed - Engines as requisite. 8.58am: Proceeded 60 revs, course as requisite for passing into Murray’s Anchorage.

9.58am: SS “Creole” arrived with targets. Stopped and as requisite. Hoisted out pinnace and sent ditto to “Creole” with target and rake parties.

10.35am: Took firing station on “Creole” and proceeded as requisite for carrying out practices by Gunnery class.

[As requisite for passing up and down a line N54E - S54W between Nos 12 Fairway and 13 buoys]

10.40am: Commenced 12 pounder practice. Employed refitting and as requisite.

11.55am: Completed 12 pounder and commenced 6 inch sub calibre practice. Section of boys to school.

1.25pm: Completed 6 inch sub calibre and commenced superimposed turret practice.

2.20pm: Completed ditto. Employed as in forenoon.

3.0pm: Commenced 6 inch service practice.

6.25pm: Discontinued practice.

6.55pm: Pinnace returned with parties. Hoisted in ditto. “Creole” proceeded to St Georges with targets.

7.30pm: Proceeded 54 revs course as requisite for passing into Grassy Bay.

8.0pm: Stopped and as requisite. 8.4pm: Came to with Port anchor in 8.5 fathoms veered 5 shackles. Banked fires at 2.5 hours notice. Placed look outs. Night defence crews told off.

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay [anchor bearings]: South Breakwater Red Light S82W, Sheers N58W, Abeam port Ireland Point Wall N19W]

8.40pm: Closed B, C doors.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 424 lbs, Bread 700 lbs]

[Squally south westerly wind force 5-6 or 4-5, with rain, in early am. North westerly wind force 4, with rain in pm, noon temperature 67F]


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10 May 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.38, Long -64.71 [very rough estimate as no position information given]

[More gunnery practice, along usual line off Murray’s Anchorage, with tug “Creole”, departing at 8.21am, returning to Grassy Bay at 2.42pm. Only key events recorded here]

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay]

9.20am: Stopped and as requisite. SS “Creole” arrived with targets. Hoisted out pinnace and sent ditto to “Creole” with target and recording parties. Hoisted out Steam Pinnace and sent ditto to search for torpedo lost by [HMS] “Berwick”.

10.0am: Resumed 6 inch service practice.

10.45am: Completed 6 inch service practice.

11.0am: Commenced 12 inch service practice.

0.30pm: Steam Pinnace returned. Sent ditto to Dockyard.

1.43pm: Completed all practices by Gunnery class. Proceeded 54 revs, course as requisite for passing into Grassy Bay.

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay [anchor bearings]: South Breakwater Red Light S78W, Sheers N61W, Abeam port Ireland Point Wall N20W]

pm: Employed returning empty ammunition cases and as requisite. Divers rebuoying centre ring of Flagship’s moorings.

4.30pm: Special leave to second part Port Watch till 10.0pm. Landed patrol.

4.35pm: Diving party returned.

5.10pm: Sent Lieutenant Commander Stokes Rees, Recording party and Gunnery class to “Charybdis”.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 390 lbs, Bread 500 lbs]


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11 May 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay]

4.0am: Raised steam for 10 knots.

6.10am: Weighed. Engines as requisite. Picked up central ring of Flagship’s Moorings.

7.0am: Hung central ring in the hawse and commenced unshackling legs of moorings.

am: Unshackled NE leg of moorings. Buoyed and dropped ditto. Unshackled S leg of moorings. Buoyed and dropped ditto.

[Weighing Flagship’s Moorings]

am: Newfoundland RNR ratings under instruction. Unshackled W leg of moorings. Commenced weighing ditto.

pm: Weighing W leg of moorings and hoisting ditto into lighters.

4.30pm: Special leave to first part Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol.

6.0pm: Sent lighter to Dockyard with three lengths of moorings. Slipped and buoyed end of W leg.

6.10pm: Came to with Starboard anchor in 8 fathoms, veered 5 shackles. Let fires die out except as requisite for auxiliary purposes.

[At single anchor A Berth [anchor bearings]: Stags Beacon phi [symbol] No 19 [unknown symbol, possibly beacon or buoy] S34.5W, abeam starboard North Breakwater S86W, abeam port Ireland Point Wall N30.5W]

7.15pm: Placed look outs.

8.0pm: Night defence crews told off.

8.40pm: Closed B, C doors.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 367 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 550 lbs]


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12 May 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay]

9.10am: Tested lifebuoys - Correct.

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

pm: Make and mend clothes.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 478 lbs, Vegetables 100 lbs, Bread 1020 lbs]


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13 May 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay]

8.25am: Landed Church parties, RC 43, Wesleyans 54.

9.40am: Divisions.

10.25am: Held Divine Service.

11.50am: Church parties returned.

1.0pm: Special leave to second part Starboard Watch till 7.0am and boys till 6.0pm.

4.30pm: Landed patrol.

7.30pm: Placed look outs.

8.0pm: Night defence crews told off.

8.45pm: Closed B, C doors.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 10]


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14 May 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay]

Draught forward 27’ 10”, Draught aft 28’ 0”.

2.0am: Raising steam for 10 knots.

6.10am: Weighed - Engines as requisite.

6.20am: Picked up end of W leg of Flagship’s Moorings and commenced weighing ditto.

8.45am: Lighter came alongside. Discharging mooring cable into ditto.

[Weighing Flagship’s Moorings]

am: 4 Gunlayers of Gunnery class qualifying for Gunlayer 1. Section of boys to school.

2.5pm: Parted 4.5 inch wire hawser whilst weighing last length of W leg of moorings, knocking overboard A Benham Boy 1 who was recovered by Mr J Geach Boatswain.

2.15pm: Came to with Starboard anchor in 8 fathoms veered 5 shackles. Banked fires.

[At single anchor A Berth [anchor bearings]: Stage Beacon phi [symbol] No 19 [symbol] S34.5W, Abeam starboard North Breakwater S86W, Abeam port Ireland Point Wall N30.5W]

3.0pm: Buoyed charted position of W anchor of moorings and sent diving party to locate remaining end of W leg.

4.30pm: Special leave to second part Port Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol.

4.35pm: Sent lighter to Dockyard with four lengths of moorings and party to discharge ditto.

6.15pm: Cable party returned.

7.30pm: Divers returned. Placed look outs.

10.15pm: Patrol returned. Discharged to Hospital AJA Benham Boy.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 370 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 550 lbs]

[North westerly then westerly wind force 3 or 4 all day, weather fine, noon temperature 68F]


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15 May 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay]

3.0am: Raising steam for 10 knots.

6.0am: Sent diving party to secure W leg of moorings.

6.26am: Weighed. Engines as requisite.

6.40am: Picked up buoy rope of S leg of moorings. Found ditto to be fast on bottom and slipped.

6.55am: Picked up buoy rope of NE leg of moorings. Found ditto to be fast on bottom and slipped.

7.26am: Came to with Port anchor in 5 fathoms veered 5 shackles.

7.40am: Divers returned. Landed ratings attending Court of Justice.

8.30am: Weighed. Engines as requisite.

8.50am: Picked up end of W leg of moorings and commenced weighing ditto.

10.45am: W anchor of moorings aweigh. Proceeded to hoist ditto into lighter.

11.5am: Came to with Starboard anchor in 8 fathoms veered 4 shackles.

[At single anchor A Berth [anchor bearings]: Stags Beacon between [2 symbols, possibly buoy and beacon] Nos 19 S35W, Abeam starboard North Breakwater W, Abeam port Ireland Point Wall N29W]

Noon: Sent diving party to clear buoy ropes of S and NE legs.

[Weighing Flagship’s Moorings]

1.40pm: Weighed. Engines as requisite.

1.50pm: Picked up NE leg of moorings and commenced weighing ditto. Divers returned. Discharging mooring cable into lighters.

3.50pm: Sailed HMS “Britannia”.

5.35pm: Buoyed and slipped end of NE leg of moorings.

5.45pm: Came to with Starboard anchor in 8 fathoms veered 5 shackles. Banked fires. Special leave to first part Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol.

[At single anchor A Berth [anchor bearings]: Stags Beacon phi No 19 [symbol] S35.5W, Engine House Chimney phi North Breakwater Green Light N87.5W, Abeam port Ireland Point N27W]

5.50pm: Sent lighter to Dockyard with mooring anchor and three lengths of cable. Party discharging ditto.

7.30pm: Placed look outs.

7.50pm: Cable party returned.

7.55pm: Arrived HMS “Berwick”.

8.5pm: Night defence crews told off.

8.40pm: Closed B, C doors.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 370 lbs, Bread 550 lbs]


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16 May 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.38, Long -64.64 [estimated]

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay]

Draught forward 27’ 10”, Draught aft 28’ 0”.

2.0am: Raising steam for 12 knots.

5.15am: Employed hoisting in boats and preparing for sea.

6.40am: Weighed - Engines as requisite. 6.51am: Proceeded 60 revs, course as requisite for passing through Murray’s Anchorage and Narrows Channel to Five Fathom Hole.

7.17am: Increased to 72 revs.

7.49am: Reduced to 60 revs. 7.57am: Passed No 12 Fairway buoy.

8.14am: Passed No 1 Fairway buoy. 8.16am: Stopped and as requisite.

8.21am: Came to with Starboard anchor in 10 fathoms veered 6 shackles.

[At single anchor Five Fathom Hole [anchor bearings]: St David’s Head S35W, Abeam starboard Paget Island phi Fairway Buoy S77W, St Catherine’s Point N57W]

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Communicating with SS “City of Wilmington”. Part armament manned for submarine defence.

0.45pm: Hoisted out first Picket boat. Sent ditto through St Georges to Grassy Bay.

1.35pm: Weighed. Engines as requisite. 1.49pm: Proceeded 60 revs, course as requisite for passing through Narrows Channel and Murray’s Anchorage to Grassy Bay.

2.7pm: Increased to 72 revs. Unmanned submarine defence. 2.8pm: Passed No 12 Fairway buoy.

2.45pm: Reduced to 54 revs. 2.58pm: Increased to 72 revs.

3.7pm: Stopped and as requisite. 3.11pm: Came to with Port anchor in 8 fathoms veered 5 shackles. Hoisted out boats.

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay [anchor bearings]: Abeam starboard North Breakwater N82.5W, Abeam port Ireland Point Wall N18W, Stags Beacon phi No 19 [symbol] S30W, anchor N 40 yards]

4.0pm: Quarters. Let fires die out except as requisite for auxiliary.

4.30pm: Special leave to first part Port Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol.

8.0pm: Night defence crews told off.

8.40pm: Closed B, C doors.

10.45pm: Patrol returned. Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

11.40pm: Drew fires in first picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 368 lbs, Vegetables 1800 lbs, Bread 450 lbs]


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17 May 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay]

8.0am: Fired one gun.

9.10am: Divisions - Read prayers.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Section of boys to school. Tested magazine flooding arrangements. 4 Gunlayers of Gunnery class qualifying for Gunlayer 1.

10.0am: Court Martial assembled on board under presidency of Captain CR de C Foot for the trial of George Pollock Stoker 1.

1.30pm: Special leave to second part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm and boys till 6.0pm. Landed patrol.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

4.20pm: Court martial concluded.

7.30pm: Placed look outs.

8.0pm: Night defence crews told off.

8.40pm: Closed B, C doors.

10.30pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 14]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 381 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 600 lbs]


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18 May 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay]

2.0am: Raised steam for 10 knots.

6.5am: Weighed. Engines as requisite.

6.20am: Picked up end of NE leg of Flagship’s moorings and proceeded to weigh ditto.

7.10am: Arrived USS “Des Moines”.

[Weighing Flagship’s Moorings]

am: Employed weighing moorings and hoisting ditto into lighter. Raised steam in second picket boat.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

1.15pm: NE anchor of moorings aweigh. Proceeded to hoist ditto into lighter.

1.35pm: Hoisted out second picket boat. Hoisted in Steam Pinnace and drew fires in ditto.

1.50pm: Came to with Starboard anchor in 8 fathoms veered 5 shackles.

[At single anchor A Berth [anchor bearings]: Stags Beacon phi No 19 [symbol] S30W, North Breakwater Green Light phi Engine House Chimney N87.5W, Abeam port Ireland Point Wall N21W]

2.30pm: Let fires die out except as requisite for auxiliary.

4.0pm: Read Warrants Nos 285 and 286.

4.15pm: Sent lighter to Dockyard with mooring anchor and six lengths of cable.

4.30pm: Special leave to second part Port Watch till 10.0pm. Landed patrol.

6.30pm: Cable party returned.

10.15pm: Patrol returned. Dredger “Queen Mary” passed over and carried away buoy marking S leg of Flagship’s Moorings.

[Number on sick list: 14]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 378 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 550 lbs]


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19 May 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay]

6.45am: Landed Dockyard party.

7.10am: Sailed USS “Des Moines”.

8.45am: Inspected and aired night clothing.

am: Tested lifebuoys - Correct.

10.30am: Buoyed charted position of end of S leg Flagship’s moorings.

0.10pm: Dockyard party returned.

pm: Employed embarking ammunition. Divers locating end of S leg Flagship’s moorings.

2.40pm: Ditto buoyed. Diving party returned.

3.30pm: Completed ammunitioning.

4.0pm: Quarters - Read Warrants Nos 287 and 288.

4.30pm: Special leave to first part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm. Landed patrol.

6.10pm: Sent first Picket boat to assistance of second Picket broken down off Shears Point.

7.25pm: First Picket boat returned with second Picket boat in tow.

7.30pm: Placed look outs.

8.0pm: Night defence crews told off.

8.40pm: Closed B, C doors. Drew fires in second picket boat.

10.10pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 14]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 434 lbs, Bread 1150 lbs]

[Weather fine in am, misty in pm, noon temperature 70F]


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20 May 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay]

6.30am: Raised steam in second picket boat.

8.30am: Landed Church parties, RC 35, NC 58.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.30am: Divine Service.

11.50am: Church parties returned.

1.0pm: Special leave to first part Port Watch till 7.0am and boys till 6.0pm.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Misty all day]


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21 May 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay]

3.0am: Raised steam for 10 knots.

4.0am: Raised steam in second picket boat.

6.0am: Weighed - Engines as requisite. 6.15am: Picked up end of S leg of Flagship’s moorings and proceeded to weigh ditto. Watch below cleaning ship.

[Weighing Flagship’s Moorings]

am: Employed weighing moorings and hoisting ditto into lighter. Section of boys to school.

1.30pm: Landed target party.

2.45pm: Weighed S anchor of moorings and proceeded to hoist ditto into lighter.

2.50pm: [SS] Ready proceeded to St Georges with targets. Target party returned.

3.0pm: Came to with Starboard [anchor] in 8 fathoms veered 5 shackles. Banked fires. Employed embarking ammunition.

[At single anchor A Berth [anchor bearings]: Stags Beacon S28W, Engine House Chimney phi North Breakwater Green Light N88W, Abeam port Ireland Point Wall N20W]

4.15pm: Sent lighter to Dockyard with anchor and eight lengths of cable.

5.0pm: Special leave to second part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm. Landed patrol. Joined ship from “Chaleur” Gunnery class of 33 Gunlayers 2.

7.0pm: Cable party returned.

8.0pm: Night defence crews told off.

8.40pm: Closed B, C doors. Flagship’s moorings returned to Dockyard complete.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 728 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 550 lbs]


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22 May 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.38, Long -64.71 [very rough estimate as no position information given]

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay]

Draught forward 27’ 8”, Draught aft 27’ 10”.

2.0am: Raised steam for 10 knots.

5.45am: Employed cleaning ship and hoisting in boats. Drew fires in second picket boat.

6.20am: Lieutenant Commander Stokes Rees, Recording party and 4 Gunlayers 1 came on board.

7.10am: Weighed - Engines as requisite. 7.20am: Proceeded as requisite for passing into Murray’s Anchorage.

8.50am: Stopped and as requisite. Tug “Powerful” arrived with targets. Took firing station on ditto and proceeded as requisite for carrying out practices by Gunnery class.

[As requisite for passing up and down a line N54E - S54W between Nos 12 Fairway and 13 buoys]

9.10am: Commenced aiming rifle practice.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Section of boys to school.

11.30am: Completed aiming rifle and commenced 12 pounder practice.

0.12pm: Completed 12 pounder practice. Sent pinnace to tug with target and rake parties.

0.27pm: Commenced 6 inch sub calibre practice.

0.58pm: Completed ditto.

1.8pm: Commenced 12 inch superimposed turret practice.

1.30pm: Completed ditto.

2.5pm: Commenced 6 inch service practice. Employed as in forenoon.

4.10pm: Completed 6 inch service practice.

4.20pm: Commenced 12 inch service practice.

5.9pm: Completed all practices by Gunnery class. Proceeded as requisite for passing into Grassy Bay. Pinnace returned with parties. Hoisted in ditto. Tug proceeded to Dockyard with targets.

6.50pm: Came to with Port anchor in 8.25 fathoms veered 5 shackles. Banked fires.

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay [anchor bearings]: Stags Beacon S28W, Engine House Chimney phi North Breakwater Green Light N88W, Abeam port Ireland Point Wall N20W]

7.40pm: Placed look outs.

8.0pm: Night defence crews told off.

8.40pm: Closed B, C doors.

pm: Vessel observed ashore on Chub Heads [Chub Heads Beacon mentioned here] burning flares.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 58 lbs, Bread 150 lbs]


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23 May 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.27, Long -64.97 [estimated]

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay]

2.0am: Raised steam for 13 knots.

5.45am: Employed cleaning ship, hoisting in boats and preparing for sea. Raised steam in second picket boat.

6.40am: Weighed. Engines as requisite. 6.48am: Proceeded 54 revs, course as requisite for passing into Murray’s Anchorage. Part armament manned for submarine defence.

7.32am: Increased to 78 revs. 7.45am: Entered Narrows Channel. 7.47am: Reduced to 60 revs.

8.2am: Increased to 78 revs. Passed No 1 Fairway Buoy. Course as requisite for zig zagging while passing round South shore of the islands. Observed SS “Itasca” ashore on the Chub Head. Course as requisite for closing ditto. Proceeded slow and as requisite. Sounding continuously. Employed preparing ship for towing.

11.20am: Came to with Starboard anchor in 14 fathoms veered 6 shackles.

[At single anchor Off the Chub Heads, Ireland Point 20 degrees 20 minutes, Wreck Hill 12 degrees 15 minutes High Point, “Itasca” N83.5W 2205 yards]

0.30pm: Sounded round ship and ran a line of soundings towards “Itasca”. Communicating with ditto.

3.48pm: Weighed - Engines as requisite. 3.50pm: Proceeded 75 revs course as requisite for zig zagging whilst passing round South shore of the islands. Employed returning towing gear.

6.55pm: Reduced to 60 revs. 7.0pm: Entered Narrows Channel.

7.14pm: Increased to 75 revs. 7.17pm: Passed No 12 Fairway buoy. Unmanned submarine defence.

7.48pm: Reduced to 43 revs. Passing into Grassy Bay.

8.9pm: Stopped and as requisite. 8.13pm: Came to with Port anchor in 5 fathoms veered 5 shackles. Banked fires. Hoisted out boats. Placed look outs. Night defence crews told off.

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay [anchor bearings]: Stags Beacon S28W, Engine House Chimney phi North Breakwater Green Light N88W, Abeam port Ireland Point Wall N20W]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 76 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 150 lbs]


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24 May 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay]

Draught forward 27’ 8”, Draught aft 27’ 8”.

2.0am: Raised steam for 10 knots.

5.45am: Employed cleaning ship and preparing for berthing alongside.

6.57am: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite for entering Inner Camber.

7.35am: Secured alongside North Breakwater.

7.50am: Let fires die out except as requisite for auxiliary.

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

8.30am: Court of enquiry opened on board under the presidency of Captain C R de C Foot to enquire into the circumstances attending the loss of a torpedo by “Berwick”.

am: Employed refitting, disembarking empty ammunition cases and as requisite. Section of boys to school.

10.15am: Sent Gunnery class to “Charybdis”.

10.55am: Arrived HMS “Drake”.

0.45pm: Court of Enquiry concluded.

pm: Employed preparing for coaling.

4.0pm: Quarters.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 10.0pm. Landed patrol.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

6.40pm: SS “Ben Lawyers” secured alongside [possibly “Benlawyers (2) listed here).

10.10pm: Patrol returned.

Midnight: Drew fires in first picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 392 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 600 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 453 tons, Oil 244 tons]


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25 May 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

4.0am: Raised steam first picket boat.

5.15am: Commenced coaling.

7.30am: Discharged to “Chaudiere” for passage to England Gunnery class 4 Gunlayers 1, 33 Gunlayers 2.

10.45am: Completed coaling. Received 550 tons.

am: Lost overboard by accident Bags Coal 5 in number.

2.15pm: SS “Ben Lawyers” cast off.

pm: Employed cleaning ship.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to second part Port watch till 10.0pm.

8.10pm: Night defence crews told off.

8.40pm: Closed B, C doors.

9.45pm: Drew fires in second Picket boat.

10.50pm: Patrol returned.

11.45pm: Drew fires in first picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 694 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 1050 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 989 tons, Oil 244 tons]

[South westerly wind force 3 or 4 all day, weather fine, noon temperature 75F]


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26 May 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

4.0am: Raised steam in second picket boat.

6.30am: Raised steam in Steam Pinnace.

8.45am: Inspected coaling suits.

9.0am: Hoisted in first picket boat and out Steam Pinnace.

9.20am: Tested lifebuoys correct.

am: Coaling gear examined - correct.

pm: Employed cleaning ship.

2.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am and boys till 6.0pm.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to second part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

11.50pm: Drew fires in second Picket boat and Steam Pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 381 lbs, Bread 950 lbs]


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27 May 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

9.0am: Landed Church parties, RC 41, NC 52.

9.40am: Divisions.

10.30am: Ship’s Company attended Divine Service at Dockyard Church.

11.35am: Church parties returned.

1.0pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am and boys till 6.0pm.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first part Port Watch till 10.0pm.

[Number on sick list: 12]


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28 May 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

am: Employed drawing stores, painting aloft, refitting and as requisite. Section of boys to school. 3 Gunlayers of Gunnery class qualifying for Gunlayer 1.

3.40pm: Sent working party to Daniel’s Head WT Station.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

10.40pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 14]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 670 lbs, Bread 550 lbs]


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29 May 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

am: Employed refitting targets, painting ship and returning ammunition. 3 Gunlayers of Gunnery class qualifying for Gunlayer 1.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol. Non swimmers under instruction.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to second part Port watch till 10.0pm.

8.0pm: Night defence crews told off.

8.40pm: Closed B, C doors.

10.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 15]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 366 lbs, Vegetables 3000 lbs, Bread 550 lbs]


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30 May 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

4.0am: Raised steam in second picket boat.

am: Employed painting ship.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol. Non swimmers under instruction.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to second part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

10.10pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

10.40pm: Patrol returned.

11.45pm: Drew fires in second picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 15]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 360 lbs, Bread 520 lbs]


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31 May 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

am: Employed painting ship and as requisite. Seamanship training class at instruction. 3 Gunlayers of Gunnery class qualifying for Gunlayer 1.

1.0pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am and boys till 6.0pm.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

3.0pm: Sent Lieutenant Wilson and recording party to “Creole”.

4.30pm: Patrol landed. Non swimmers under instruction.

3.30pm: Canteen leave to first part Port Watch till 10.0pm.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 19]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 360 lbs, Bread 790 lbs]


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LOGS FOR JUNE 1917


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[Cover of “Copy of Log” (“Copy of” crossed through) for June 1917. Handwritten note top right of page “In accordance with C10 158-15”; handwritten “Ship’s original log”; signed by Navigating Officer and approved by Captain, as before]

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1 June 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

am: Employed painting ship, returning ammunition, cleaning holds and as requisite. 3 Gunlayers of Gunnery class qualifying for Gunlayer 1.

0.45pm: Paid monthly advance.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol. Non swimmers under instruction.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to second part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

8.0pm: Night defence crews told off.

8.40pm: Closed B, C doors.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Fresh Beef Received: 360 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1000 lbs, Bread Received: 500 lbs]


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2 June 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

am: Employed embarking ammunition and cleaning ship.

2.20pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am and boys till 6.0pm.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to second part Port watch till 10.0pm.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Fresh Beef Received: 415 lbs, Vegetables Received: 2750 lbs, Bread Received: 1100 lbs]

[Weather fine, light winds, noon temperature 77F]


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3 June 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

8.30am: Landed Church parties RC 30, NC 57.

10.30am: Ship’s Company attended Divine Service in Dockyard Church.

11.30am: Church parties returned.

1.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am and boys till 6.0pm.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

8.0pm: Night defence crews told off.

8.40pm: Closed B, C doors.

[Number on sick list: 10] [though entered in wrong place on page]


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4 June 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

4.0am: Raised steam in second picket boat and Steam Pinnace.

9.10am: Divisions. Read prayers.

9.20am: Exercised Fire Stations, Collision Stations and Abandon ship.

am: Employed painting ship. 3 Gunlayers of Gunnery class qualifying for Gunlayer 1.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 289.

4.25pm: Discharged to “Drake” for passage to England 7 ratings.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol.

6.40pm: Sailed HMS “Drake”.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first part Port Watch till 10.0pm.

8.30pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.

11.45pm: Drew fires in second picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Fresh Beef Received: 360 lbs, Bread Received: 550 lbs]


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5 June 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

4.0am: Raised steam in picket boats.

5.45am: Hoisted out first picket boat. Hoisted in and drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Section of boys to school. Acting Seaman Gunners and Ordinary Seamen training classes under instruction. 7 Leading Stokers from “Berwick” passing for higher rating.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrants Nos 290 and 291.

4.30pm: Daniel’s Head working party returned. Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol. Non swimmers under instruction.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to second part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

8.0pm: Night guns and searchlights crews told off.

10.0pm: Patrol returned. Drew fires in first picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Fresh Beef Received: 360 lbs, Vegetables Received: 2000 lbs, Bread Received: 210 lbs]


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6 June 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

4.0am: Raised steam in first picket boat.

5.45am: Hoisted out pinnace.

9.10am: Divisions - Read prayers.

9.35am: Exercised Out bower anchor.

10.25am: Hoisted in boats.

pm: Employed refitting and as requisite. Repairing targets. Acting Seaman Gunners and Ordinary Seaman training classes under instruction.

3.30pm: Boys exercised physical drill.

4.0pm: Quarters.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol. Non swimmers under instruction.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to second part Port Watch till 10.0pm.

10.20pm: Patrol returned.

11.45pm: Drew fires in second picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Fresh Beef Received: 355 lbs, Bread Received: 500 lbs]


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7 June 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

8.15am: Landed marines for drill.

8.40am: Aired bedding.

am: Employed refitting, repairing targets and as requisite. Acting Seaman Gunners and Ordinary Seaman training classes under instruction. Joined ship the Revered FGL Cruce, Chaplain.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol. Non swimmers under instruction.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

10.30pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Fresh Beef Received: 357 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1000 lbs, Bread Received: 450 lbs]


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8 June 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

4.0am: Raised steam in second picket boat.

9.10am: Divisions. Read prayers.

9.35am: Exercised General Quarters.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Acting Seaman Gunners and Ordinary Seaman training classes under instruction. Gunlayers at deflection teacher.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

3.30pm: Boys and Ordinary Seamen exercised physical drill.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol. Non swimmers under instruction.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first part Port Watch till 10.0pm.

8.5pm: Night defence crews told off.

8.40pm: Closed B, C doors. Discharged to SS “Caraquet” for passage to England the Reverend Hyde Gosselin Chaplain.

9.40pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

10.40pm: Patrol returned.

11.50pm: Drew fires in second picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Fresh Beef Received: 355 lbs, Bread Received: 400 lbs]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 80F]


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9 June 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

4.0am: Raised steam in second picket boat and Steam Pinnace.

6.30am: Hoisted in first picket boat.

7.30am: Tested lifebuoys - Correct.

11.50am: Read Warrant No 289.

1.0pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am and boys till 6.0pm.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to second part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

11.45pm: Drew fires in second picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Fresh Beef Received: 716 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1000 lbs, Bread Received: 950 lbs]


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10 June 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

8.30am: Landed Church parties RC [Roman Catholic] 35, NC [Nonconformist] 60.

9.40am: Divisions.

10.10am: Ship’s Company attended Divine Service at Dockyard Church.

11.45am: Church parties returned.

1.0pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am and boys till 6.0pm.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to second part Port Watch till 10.0pm.

[Number on sick list: 14]

[Fresh Beef Received: 20 lbs]


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11 June 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

am: Employed refitting and as requisite, scraping and painting shells of reserve ammunition. Gunlayers 2 and 3 at deflection teacher. Acting Seaman Gunners and Ordinary Seaman training classes under instruction.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 292.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am. Non swimmers under instruction.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Fresh Beef Received: 360 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1300 lbs, Bread Received: 500 lbs]


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12 June 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Gunlayers 3 at deflection teacher. Acting Seaman Gunners class at heavy gun drill. Ordinary Seaman training class firing an explosive charge. Section of boys to school.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol. Non swimmers under instruction.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first part Port Watch till 10.0pm.

8.0pm: Night defence crews told off.

8.40pm: Closed B, C doors.

9.0pm: Exercised search light control.

10.20pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Fresh Beef Received: 360 lbs, Vegetables Received: 2000 lbs, Bread Received: 460 lbs]


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13 June 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

9.10am: Divisions. Read prayers.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Acting Seaman Gunners and Ordinary Seaman training classes under instruction. Section of boys to school.

4.0pm: Quarters.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol. Non swimmers under instruction.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to second part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

10.0pm: Patrol returned,

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Fresh Beef Received: 366 lbs, Bread Received: 500 lbs]


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14 June 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

am: Employed provisioning ship, scraping, painting and guaging [gauging] shells of reserve ammunition, refitting and as requisite. Hoisted out first picket boat. Ditto refitting at boat slip.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

1.0pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am and boys till 6.0pm.

3.10pm: Arrived HMS “Carnarvon”.

4.10pm: Landed patrol. Non swimmers under instruction. Arrived per “Carnarvon” and accommodated in “Charybdis” Gunnery class of 5 Gunlayers 1, 40 Gunlayers 2.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to second part Port Watch till 10.0pm.

10.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Fresh Beef Received: 360 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1000 lbs, Bread Received: 500 lbs]


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15 June 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

9.30am: Exercised General Quarters.

10.15am: Secured.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Acting Seaman Gunners and Ordinary Seaman training classes under instructions. Tested magazine flooding arrangements.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol. Non swimmers under instruction.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

10.20pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 12] [though in wrong place in log]

[Fresh Beef Received: 385 lbs, Vegetables Received: 2000 lbs, Bread Received: 500 lbs]

[Weather mostly fine, noon temperature 78F]


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16 June 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

8.0am: Fired one gun.

9.30am: Court Martial assembled on board under the presidency of Captain CR de C Foot for the trial of Mr William Morrison Artificer Engineer RNR of HMS “Berwick”.

am: Tested lifebuoys - Correct.

pm: Employed cleaning ship.

2.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am and boys till 6.0pm.

4.0pm: Court martial concluded.

4.30pm: Landed patrol.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first part Port Watch till 10.0pm.

10.50pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 14]

[Fresh Beef Received: 770 lbs, Vegetables Received: 2000 lbs, Bread Received: 1120 lbs]


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17 June 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

8.30am: Landed Church parties, RC 37, NC 59.

10.30am: Ship’s Company attended Divine Service at Dockyard Church.

11.45am: Church parties returned.

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

6.30pm: Canteen leave to second part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

8.0pm: Night defence crews told off.

8.40pm: Closed B, C doors.

10.40pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 16]

[South easterly wind force 4 for most of day, weather showery at noon, fine in pm, noon temperature 75F]


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18 June 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

9.10am: Divisions. Read Prayers.

9.30am: Court of Enquiry assembled on board under the presidency of Capt C R de C Foot to enquire into the circumstances attending the stranding of HMS “Carnarvon” on 9th June.

am: Employed embarking ammunition, repairing targets and as requisite. Gunnery and Torpedo training classes under instruction.

1.10pm: SS “Creole” proceeded to St Georges with targets.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 10.0pm. Landed patrol. Employed preparing for sea.

6.0pm: Court of Enquiry adjourned.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to second part Port Watch till 10.0pm.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 16]

[Fresh Beef Received: 727 lbs, Vegetables Received: 3000 lbs, Bread Received: 1000 lbs]


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19 June 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.38, Long -64.71 [very rough estimate as no position information given]

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

Draught forward 27’ 11”, Draught aft 28’ 0”.

Raised steam for 10 knots.

4.0am: Raised steam in second picket boat. Employed cleaning ship and preparing to leave wall.

5.45am: Hoisted in Steam Pinnace. Lieutenant Commander Stokes Rees, recording party and Gunnery class of 8 Gunlayers 1 and 40 Gunlayers 2 came on board.

7.18am: Cast off. Engines as requisite for passing out of cambers.

7.30am: Clear of Breakwaters. Proceeded as requisite for passing into Murray’s Anchorage.

8.45am: SS “Creole” arrived with targets. Sent target party to ditto.

9.0am: Took firing station on Creole and proceeded as requisite for carrying out practices by Gunnery class.

[As requisite for passing up and down a line N57E - S57W between Nos 12 Fairway and 13 [symbol] buoys]

9.15am: Commenced aiming rifle practice.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Gunnery and Torpedo training classes at instruction.

0.25pm: Completed aiming rifle practice.

1.5pm: Commenced 12 pounder practice.

1.50pm: Completed ditto.

1.55pm: Commenced sub calibre practice.

2.28pm: Completed ditto. Sent rake party to “Creole”.

2.40pm: Commenced superimposed turret practice.

3.0pm: Completed ditto. Sent Pinnace to “Creole”.

3.45pm: Commenced 6 inch service practice.

6.50pm: Completed ditto. Pinnace returned with parties. Hoisted in ditto. “Creole” proceeded to St Georges with targets.

7.6pm: Proceeded as requisite for passing into Grassy Bay.

8.10pm: Came to with Starboard anchor in 8.5 fathoms veered 5 shackles. Banked fires. Night defence crews told off. Look outs placed.

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay [anchor bearings]: Stags Beacon S28W, Abeam starboard Engine House Chimney phi North Breakwater Green Light N88W, Abeam port Ireland Point Wall N20W]

8.40pm: Closed B, C doors.

[Number on sick list: 14]

[Fresh Beef Received: 42 lbs, Bread Received: 50 lbs]


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20 June 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.38, Long -64.71 [very rough estimate as no position information given]

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay]

5.0am: Raised steam for 10 knots. Employed cleaning ship.

6.55am: Closed B, C doors.

7.13am: Weighed - Proceeded as requisite for passing into Murray’s Anchorage.

9.15am: “Ready” arrived with targets. Hoisted out pinnace and sent ditto to “Ready” with target and rake parties.

9.30am: Took firing station on “Ready” and proceeded as requisite for carrying out practices by Gunnery class.

[As requisite for passing up and down a line N57E - S57W between Nos 12 and 13 buoys]

9.40am: Commenced 12 inch service practice.

10.55am: Completed ditto. Pinnace returned with parties. Hoisted in ditto. “Ready” proceeded with targets to Dockyard.

11.5pm: Proceeded as requisite for passing into Grassy Bay.

0.15pm: Came to with Port anchor in 8.5 fathoms veered 5 shackles. Banked fires. Hoisted out boats. Raised steam in Steam Pinnace.

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay [anchor bearings]: Stags Beacon S28W, Abeam starboard Engine House Chimney phi North Breakwater Green Light N88W, Abeam port Ireland Point Wall N20W]

pm: Employed discharging empty ammunition cases and as requisite. Torpedo Training class under instruction.

4.0pm: Quarters. Lieutenant Commander Stokes Rees, Recording party and Gunnery class returned to “Charybdis”.

4.30pm: Special leave to first part Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol.

7.40pm: Placed look outs.

8.0pm: Night defence crews told off.

8.40pm: Closed B, C doors.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.

11.40pm: Drew fires in second picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 15]

[Fresh Beef Received: 355 lbs, Bread Received: 500 lbs]

[Weather fine in am, misty with showers or rain in pm, noon temperature 80F, sea temperature 77F]


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21 June 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay]

4.0am: Raised steam in second picket boat.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Torpedo Training class under instruction.

1.30pm: Special leave to second part Port Watch till 10.0pm.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

11.40pm: Drew fires in second picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Fresh Beef Received: 382 lbs, Bread Received: 550 lbs]

[Southerly wind force 5 or 4 in am, with rain, heavy at times, south westerly force 3 with fine weather in pm, noon temperature 78F]


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22 June 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay]

7.30am: Arrived HMS “Highflyer”.

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers.

am: Employed cleaning and painting shell rooms and magazines, refitting and as requisite. Control and TS [Transmitting Station] parties under instruction. Torpedo Training class under instruction. Section of boys to school.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

3.7pm: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite for entering Inner Camber.

3.35pm: Secured alongside North Breakwater. Let fires die out except as requisite for auxiliary.

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol.

6.0pm: All signal and WT books and documents returned to safe.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first part Port Watch till 10.0pm.

8.0pm: Night defence crews told off.

8.40pm: Closed B, C doors.

10.40pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Fresh Beef Received: 372 lbs, Bread Received: 480 lbs]


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23 June 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

am: Employed cleaning ship.

9.30am: Tested lifebuoys - Correct.

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

pm: Make and mend clothes. Discharged to “Highflyer” for passage to England Gunnery Class of 8 Gunlayers [1], 40 Gunlayers 2.

4.0pm: Quarters.

4.30pm: Landed patrol. Non swimmers under instruction.

10.20pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Fresh Beef Received: 433 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1000 lbs, Bread Received: 1200 lbs]


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24 June 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

8.30am: Landed Church parties, RC 47, NC 58.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.30am: Divine Service.

11.30am: Church parties returned.

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

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Fresh Beef Received: 10 lbs]


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25 June 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

4.0am: Raised steam in Steam Pinnace.

4.15am: Sent steaming party to “Ready”.

5.45am: Hoisted in second picket boat.

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers.

9.30am: Exercised Collision Stations, Fire Stations and Abandon ship.

am: Court of Enquiry into circumstances attending stranding of “Carnarvon” reassembled. Employed refitting and as requisite. Section of boys to school.

11.0am: Raised steam in second picket boat.

0.30pm: Court of Enquiry adjourned.

pm: Employed as in forenoon. Ordinary Seamen exercising boat sailing.

1.30pm: Hoisted out second picket boat. Steaming party returned.

4.0pm: Quarters.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol. Non swimmers under instruction.

8.0pm: Night defence crews told off.

8.40pm: Closed B, C doors.

10.15pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

11.30pm: Drew fires in second picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Fresh Beef Received: 360 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1000 lbs, Bread Received: 480 lbs]


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26 June 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

am: Employed repairing targets, refitting and as requisite. Section of boys to school.

11.0am: SS “Grelhane” [possibly “Grelhame” shown here] secured alongside.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 9.30pm. Landed patrol.

pm: Employed preparing ship for coaling.

9.35pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Fresh Beef Received: 364 lbs, Vegetables Received: 850 lbs, Bread Received: 480 lbs]

[Coal Remaining: 512 tons, [Oil] 244 tons]


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27 June 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

Draught forward 27’ 9”, Draught aft 28’ 0”.

5.0am: Commenced coaling.

9.20am: Completed coaling. Received 505 tons.

am: Employed cleaning ship.

11.0am: SS “Grelhane” cast off. Lost overboard by accident 8 coal bags.

Draught forward 28’ 0”, Draught aft 28’ 6”.

pm: Employed cleaning ship.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol. Non swimmers under instruction.

8.0pm: Night defence crews told off.

8.40pm: Closed B, C doors.

10.30pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Fresh Beef Received: 362 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1000 lbs, Bread Received: 480 lbs]

[Coal Remaining: 1002 tons, [Oil] 244 tons]


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28 June 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

7.10am: Arrived HMY “Warrior”.

9.0am: Whilst hoisting in machinery of first picket boat main derrick brought up against edge of main top bending two plates and interior T bar of derrick.

am: Coaling gear examined - Correct.

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

6.0pm: Main derrick taken in hand by Dockyard for repair. Ship rendering assistance as requisite.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Fresh Beef Received: 360 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1000 lbs, Bread Received: 380 lbs]


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29 June 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

4.0am: Raised steam in second picket boat and Steam pinnace.

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite.

pm: Employed as in forenoon. Tested Carley floats - Correct.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol. Non swimmers under instruction.

9.30pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

10.0pm: Patrol returned.

11.45pm: Drew fires in second picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Fresh Beef Received: 360 lbs, Bread Received: 500 lbs]


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30 June 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

am: Employed cleaning ship. Tested lifebuoys - Correct.

2.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am and boys till 7.0pm.

4.0pm: Quarters.

6.0pm: Sailed HMS “Berwick”.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to second part Port watch till 10.0pm.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Fresh Beef Received: 726 lbs, Vegetables Received: 2000 lbs, Bread Received: 1650 lbs]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 80F]



LOGS FOR JULY 1917


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[Cover of Log for July 1917; “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, as before]

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[Details of barometer and thermometers, as before, apart from: Thermometer for Sea Temperature, Maker and No: N and Z 10381]


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1 July 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

8.30am: Landed Church parties, RC 47, NC 67.

10.30am: Divine Service.

11.30am: Church parties returned.

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

6.30pm: Canteen leave to second part Starboard watch till 10.0pm.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 10 lbs]


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2 July 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

9.5am: HMY “Warrior” sailed.

am: Employed repairing targets, fireproofing ammunition bags and as requisite. Torpedo Training class under instruction. Section of boys to school. Divers examining submerged fittings.

0.40pm: Paid Quarterly settlement.

pm: Employed as in forenoon. Joined ship Mr WA Cross, Mate E [Engineering] and Gunnery class of 5 Gunlayers 1, 23 Gunlayers 2.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 10.0pm. Landed patrol. Non swimmers under instruction. [SS] Ready proceeded to St Georges with targets. Employed preparing for sea.

8.0pm: Night defence crews told off.

8.40pm: Closed B. C doors.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 360 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 480 lbs]


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3 July 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.38, Long -64.71 [very rough estimate as no position information given]

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

Draught forward 28’ 3”, Draught aft 28’ 3”.

2.0am: Raised steam for 10 knots.

5.45am: Employed cleaning ship and preparing to leave Camber.

6.30am: Lieutenant Commander Stokes Rees and 2 Gunlayers 1 and Recording party came on board.

7.12am: Cast off. Engines as requisite.

7.26am: Passed Breakwaters. Proceeded as requisite for passing into Murray’s Anchorage.

8.45am: “Creole” arrived with targets. Sent Pinnace to ditto with target party.

8.50am: Took firing station on “Creole” and proceeded as requisite for carrying out practices by Gunnery class.

[As requisite for passing up and down a line N57E - S57W between Nos 12 and 13 buoys]

9.12am: Commenced aiming rifle practice.

10.0am: Commenced sub calibre practice.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite.

11.0am: Completed aiming rifle and sub calibre practice.

11.5am: Commenced superimposed turret practice with aiming rifle.

0.20pm: Completed ditto.

0.30pm: Sent rake party to “Creole”.

0.40pm: Commenced 6 inch service practice.

0.42pm: Discontinued ditto.

0.50pm: Commenced 12 inch Service practice.

2.25pm: Completed practices by all Gunlayers 1 and one Gunlayer 2. Proceeded as requisite for passing into Shelly Bay. “Creole” proceeded to Dockyard with targets.

2.50pm: Came to with Starboard anchor in 6 fathoms veered 6 shackles.

[At single anchor Shelly Bay [anchor bearings]: Shelly Bay Point N84E, Summit of Gallows Island S73E, Fort Langton Flagstaff S46W]

2.55pm: Rake party returned.

4.25pm: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite for passing into Grassy Bay.

5.7pm: Passed into Outer Camber. Engines as requisite for entering Inner Camber.

5.34pm: Secured alongside North Breakwater.

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

6.0pm: Let fires die out except as requisite for auxiliary. Sent Lieutenant Commander Stokes Rees, Recording party and Gunnery class to “Charybdis”. Target party returned.

6.30pm: Special leave to first part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm. Landed patrol.

8.0pm: Night defence crews told off.

8.40pm: Closed B, C doors.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.

11.30pm: Drew fires in second picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 50 lbs, Bread 550 lbs]


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4 July 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

7.0am: Landed ammunitioning party. Read Warrant No 293.

am: Employed embarking ammunition, fire proofing ammunition bags, repairing targets, refitting and as requisite. Section of boys to school.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol. Non swimmers under instruction.

6.0pm: Canteen leave to first part Port Watch till 10.0pm.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 390 lbs, Bread 480 lbs]


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5 July 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

4.0am: Raised steam in second picket boat.

8.40am: Aired bedding.

9.15am: Divisions - Prayers.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Torpedo Training class under instruction. Gunlayers 2 and 3 at deflection teacher. Section of boys to school.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

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

4.0pm: Quarters.

4.30pm: Landed patrol.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to second part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

8.0pm: Night defence crews told off.

8.15pm: Closed B, C doors.

10.20pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace. Patrol returned.

11.40pm: Drew fires in second picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 360 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 480 lbs]


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6 July 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers.

9.30am: Exercised General Quarters.

10.30am: Secured.

am: Employed restowing magazines, repairing targets, refitting and as requisite. Torpedo Training class under instruction.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

1.30pm: Leave to boys till 7.30pm.

pm: Discharged to SS “Chignecto” for passage to England 6 Gunlayers 1, 1 Gunlayer 2.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol. Non swimmers under instruction.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to second part Port Watch till 10.0pm.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 14]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 360 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 480 lbs]

[Weather fine after early showers. Noon temperature 80F]


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7 July 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

4.0am: Raised steam in second picket boat.

6.40am: Landed party to load Dockyard lighter with ballast.

am: Tested lifebuoys - Correct.

2.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am and boys till 7.0pm.

6.0pm: Ballast party returned.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

10.0pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

11.45pm: Drew fires in second picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 730 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 900 lbs]


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8 July 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

8.30am: Landed Church parties, RC 38, NC 59.

9.40am: Divisions.

10.15am: Divine Service.

11.45am: Church parties returned.

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

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first part Port Watch till 10.0pm.

[Number on sick list: 13]


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9 July 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

am: Employed embarking ammunition and as requisite. Gunlayers 2 and 3 at deflection teacher. Torpedo Training class under instruction. Target party refitting targets.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol. Non swimmers under instruction.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to second part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

8.0pm: Night defence crews told off.

8.40pm: Closed B, C doors.

10.40pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 365 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 420 lbs]


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10 July 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

4.0am: Raised steam in second picket boat and Steam Pinnace.

5.45am: Employed cleaning ship.

7.30am: Ballast lighter came alongside.

am: Employed getting up and ranging cable for survey, embarking ammunition and as requisite. Cleaning and painting cable lockers. Tested main derrick with a weight of 36 tons - Correct.

11.30am: Ballast lighter returned to Dockyard.

1.30pm: Landed party to unload lighter. Employed as in forenoon.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol.

5.5pm: Ballast party returned. Non swimmers under instruction.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to second part Port Watch till 10.0pm.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.

11.50pm: Drew fires in second picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 369 lbs, Bread 480 lbs]


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11 July 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

5.45am: Employed surveying and restowing cable and cleaning ship.

am: Employed surveying and restowing cable, cleaning magazines, grading cordite and as requisite. Gunnery Training class under instruction. Section of boys to school. Cleaning and painting cable lockers.

pm: Employed as in forenoon. Party unloading ballast from lighter.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol. Non swimmers under instruction.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

10.20pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 360 lbs, Vegetables 806 lbs, Bread 480 lbs]

[South westerly wind force 3 or 4 all day, weather fine or overcast, noon temperature 80F]


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12 July 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

6.0am: Employed cleaning ship and restowing cable.

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers.

am: Employed restowing cable, refitting and as requisite. Gunnery and Torpedo Training classes under instruction. Section of boys to school.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol. Non swimmers under instruction.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first part Port Watch till 10.0pm.

10.10pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 362 lbs, Bread 460 lbs]


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13 July 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers.

9.30am: Exercised General Quarters.

10.35am: Exercised Fire and Collision Stations.

pm: Employed refitting and as requisite. Gunnery and Torpedo Training classes under instruction. Tested after group of magazine flooding arrangements.

4.30pm: Landed patrol. Non swimmers under instruction. Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to second part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

8.0pm: Night defence crews told off.

8.40pm: Closed B, C doors.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 360 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 480 lbs]


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14 July 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

4.0am: Raised steam in second picket boat and Steam Pinnace.

8.45am: Tested lifebuoys - Correct.

1.0pm: Raised steam in first picket boat. Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am and boys till 7.0pm.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to second part Port Watch till 10.0pm.

7.45pm: Drew fires in first picket boat.

11.45pm: Drew fires in second picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 728 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 1000 lbs]


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15 July 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

8.30a: Landed Church parties, RC 45, NC 50.

9.40am: Divisions.

10.20am: Divine Service.

11.45am: Church parties returned.

1.0pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 10.0pm and boys till 7.0pm.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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16 July 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

Draught forward 28’ 3”, Draught aft 28’ 2”.

2.0am: Raised steam for 10 knots.

4.0am: Raised steam in second picket boat and Steam Pinnace.

5.45am: Employed cleaning ship and preparing to leave wall. Hoisted in first picket boat.

7.15am: Cast off. Proceeded as requisite for passing out of camber and coming to anchor in A berth.

7.38am: Came to with Port anchor in 8 fathoms veered 5 shackles. Banked fires.

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay [anchor bearings]: Abeam port South Breakwater S77.5W, Sheers N70.5W, Ireland Point N30W, anchor S73W 100 yards]

8.30am: SS “Historian” [listed here as Historian (2)] secured alongside.

am and pm: Employed embarking ammunition.

4.0pm: SS “Historian” cast off.

5.0pm: Employed preparing for sea and hoisting in boats.

8.0pm: Placed look outs. Night defence crews told off.

11.45pm: Drew fires in second picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 677 lbs, Vegetables 3000 lbs, Bread 1100 lbs]


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17 July 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay]

4.0am: Raised steam in second picket boat. Employed cleaning ship.

5.45am: Hoisted in and drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

6.30am: Lieutenant Commander Stokes Rees, Recording party and 16 Gunlayers 2 came on board.

8.0am: Discharged to SS “Chaleur” for passage to West Indies Lieutenant W Thomas RNR.

8.45am: Gunnery class 2 Gunlayers 1, 28 Gunlayers 2 came on board.

9.0am: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite for passing into Murray’s Anchorage.

9.54am: Tug “Powerful” arrived with targets. Sent target party to ditto.

10.10am: 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 N57E - S57W between Nos 12 Fairway and 13 buoys]

10.16am: Commenced aiming rifle practice.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Guns crews assisting Gunnery class as requisite. Section of boys to school. Raised steam in first picket boat.

1.0pm: Completed aiming rifle and commenced 12 pounder practice.

2.0pm: Completed ditto. Hoisted out pinnace and sent ditto to tug with rake party.

2.25pm: Commenced 6 inch sub calibre practice.

3.25pm: Completed ditto.

4.0pm: Commenced 6 inch service practice.

6.48pm: Completed ditto.

7.7pm: Commenced 12 inch service practice.

7.25pm: Completed ditto.

7.40pm: Pinnace returned with parties. Hoisted in ditto. Tug proceeded to St Georges with targets.

7.48pm: Proceeded as requisite for passing into Grassy Bay.

8.40pm: Came to with Starboard anchor in 8.25 fathoms veered 5 shackles. Banked fires. Hoisted out first picket boat.

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay [anchor bearings]: North Breakwater Green Light phi abeam port Engine House Chimney N87.5W, Sheers N55W, abeam port Ireland Point Wall N14W, Anchor estimated ExN 50 yards]

8.45pm: Placed look outs. Night defence crews told off.

9.10pm: Exercised burning search lights.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 387 lbs, Bread 60 lbs]

[Fine weather, light winds, noon air and sea temperature 84F]


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18 July 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay]

Draught forward 28’ 2”, Draught aft 28’ 0”.

5.45am: Employed cleaning ship and preparing for berthing alongside.

6.38am: Weighed - Proceeded as requisite for passing into Inner Camber.

7.13am: Secured alongside North Breakwater.

7.30am: Let fires die out except as requisite for auxiliary.

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers.

am: Employed refitting, repairing targets and as requisite. Gunnery and Training classes under instruction. Section of boys to school.

0.30pm: Arrived US destroyers “Smith” and “Lamson”.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.0pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am.

4.30pm: Landed patrol. Non swimmers under instruction.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first part Port Watch till 10.0pm.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 32 lbs, Bread 440 lbs]


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19 July 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

6.45am: Landed Dockyard working party to discharge SS “Historian”.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite, guaging [gauging] and scraping shell, cleaning out shell rooms. Torpedo training class running torpedoes from dropping gear. Section of boys to school.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.0pm: Quarters.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol. Non swimmers under instruction.

5.0pm: Working party returned.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

8.0pm: Night defence crews told off.

8.40pm: Closed B, C doors.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 375 lbs, Bread 500 lbs]


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20 July 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

6.45am: Landed working party to discharge SS “Historian”.

am: Employed refitting, repairing targets and as requisite. Gunnery and Torpedo training classes under instruction. Control and transmitting quarters at drill.

9.45am: Sailed US destroyers “Smith” and “Lamson”.

pm: Employed as in forenoon. Scraping and guaging [sic] projectiles. Discharged to SS “Chaudiere” for passage to England 1 Gunlayer 1, 27 Gunlayers 2.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol. Non swimmers under instruction.

5.10pm: Working party returned.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first part Port Watch till 10.0pm.

10.25pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 375 lbs, Bread 425 lbs]

[Easterly wind force 3 then 4 all day, weather fine, noon temperature 83F]


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21 July 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

4.0am: Raised steam in second picket boat.

6.45am: Landed party to discharge SS “Historian”.

8.40am: Aired night clothing.

9.30am: Tested lifebuoys - Correct.

11.50am: Working party returned.

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

6.30pm: Canteen leave to second part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

7.30pm: Drew fires in second picket boat.

10.30pm: While going alongside Yacht Club steps Hamilton first picket boat carried away after rudder through fouling dredger “Queen Mary’s” warp.

Midnight: Drew fires in first picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 443 lbs, Vegetables 3000 lbs, Bread 940 lbs]


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22 July 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

4.0am: Raised steam in picket boat.

8.30am: Landed Church parties, RC [Roman Catholic] 47, NC [Nonconformist] 57.

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

6.30pm: Canteen leave to second part Port Watch till 10.0pm.

8.0pm: Night defence crews told off.

8.40pm: Closed B, C doors. Issued WT Books.

11.30pm: Drew fires in first picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 10]


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23 July 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

7.45am: Sent diving party to search for first picket boat’s rudder.

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers.

9.10am: Arrived HMY “Eileen”.

10.35am: Landed working party to coal ditto.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite, repairing targets and drawing ammunition. Gunnery and Torpedo training classes under instruction. Section of boys to school.

4.0pm: Quarters.

4.20pm: Diving party returned. Rudder not recovered.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol. Non swimmers under instruction.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 362 lbs, Bread 500 lbs]


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24 July 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

4.0am: Raised steam in Steam pinnace.

5.45am: Hoisted out ditto and hoisted in picket boats.

8.40am: Hoisted out first picket boat.

am: Gunnery and Torpedo training classes under instruction. Section of boys to school. 3 Gunlayers 2 qualifying for Gunlayer 1. Employed restowing magazines, cleaning and clearing holds and as requisite.

1.40pm: Sailed HMY “Eileen”.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol. Non swimmers under instruction.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first part Port Watch till 10.0pm.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 366 lbs, Bread 480 lbs]


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25 July 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

am: Employed embarking ammunition, cleaning and painting holds and as requisite.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol. Non swimmers under instruction.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to second part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 366 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 520 lbs]


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26 July 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

am: Employed painting holds, refitting and as requisite. Gunnery Training class under instruction. Range finder operators under instruction. 3 Gunlayers 2 qualifying for Gunlayer 1.

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

pm: Make and mend clothes.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to second part Port Watch till 10.0pm.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 362 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 500 lbs]


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27 July 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers.

9.20am: Exercised General Quarters.

10.15am: Secured.

10.35am: Exercised Collision Stations.

11.0am: Exercised Fire Stations.

11.30am: Secured. Clearing up decks.

pm: Employed painting holds, repairing targets, refitting and as requisite. Gunnery training class under instruction.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0pm. Landed patrol. Non swimmers under instruction.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

10.20pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 360 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 500 lbs]


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28 July 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

7.35am: Arrived HMS “Antrim”. Joined ship from ditto 9 Privates RMLI [Royal Marines Light Infantry].

am: Employed cleaning ship and rigging targets. Tested lifebuoys - Correct. Arrived per “Antrim” and accommodated in “Charybdis” 10 Gunlayers 1, 76 Gunlayers 2.

2.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am and boys till 7.0pm.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first part Port Watch till 10.0pm.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 778 lbs, Vegetable 3000 lbs, Bread 1050 lbs]

[South westerly wind force 3-5 to 5 all day, squally and rain or showers at times, noon temperature 78F]


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29 July 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

8.30am: Landed Church parties, RC 38, NC 61.

9.40am: Divisions.

10.15am: Divine Service.

1.0pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 10.0pm and boys till 7.0pm.

4.30pm: Landed patrol. Employed preparing for sea.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 370 lbs, Bread 150 lbs]

[Another squally, showery day]


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30 July 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater Inner Camber]

Draught forward 27’ 9”, Draught aft 27’ 10”.

2.30am: Raising steam for 10 knots.

4.0am: Raised steam in first picket boat.

6.30am: Lieutenant Commander Stokes Rees, Recording party and 13 Gunlayers 1, 76 Gunlayers 2 came on board.

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite.

1.33pm: Cast off. Proceeded as requisite for passing out of cambers and bringing up in A Berth.

1.53pm: Came to with Starboard anchor in 8.25 fathoms veered 5 shackles.

[At single anchor A Berth [anchor bearings]: Stags Beacon S29W, abeam port South Breakwater S77W, Sheers N60W, Anchor W 75 yards]

2.28pm: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite for passing into Murray’s Anchorage.

3.35pm: Tug “Powerful” arrived with targets. Sent target party to ditto.

3.45pm: Tug took up firing station. Proceeded as requisite for carrying out practices by Gunnery class.

[As requisite for passing up and down a line N57E - S57W between Nos 12 Fairway and 13 buoys]

3.50pm: Commenced aiming rifle practice.

6.55pm: Discontinued ditto. Target party returned.

7.15pm: Proceeded as requisite for passing into Grassy Bay.

8.11pm: Came to with Port anchor in 8.5 fathoms veered 5 shackles. Banked fires at 2.5 hours notice. Placed look outs. Closed B, C doors. Night defence crews told off.

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay [anchor bearings]: South Breakwater Red Light S75W, Sheers N61W, abeam port Ireland Point Wall N18W, Anchor SE 75 yards]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 387 lbs, Bread 547 lbs]


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31 July 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay]

5.45am: Employed cleaning ship. Raised steam for 10 knots.

7.8am: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite for passing into Murray’s Anchorage.

8.30am: Tug “Powerful” arrived with targets. Hoisted out pinnace and sent ditto to tug with target and rake parties.

8.50am: Tug took up firing station. Proceeded as requisite for carrying out practices by Gunnery class.

[As requisite for passing up and down a line N57E - S57W between Nos 12 and 13 buoys]

9.5am: Resumed aiming rifle practice.

9.35am: Completed ditto. Commenced 12 pounder practice.

10.30am: Completed 12 pounder practice. Commenced 6 inch sub calibre practice.

1.5pm: Completed 6 inch sub calibre practice.

1.12pm: Commenced superimposed turret practice.

2.3pm: Completed ditto.

2.38pm: Commenced 6 inch service practice.

6.55pm: Discontinued practice. Pinnace returned with parties. Hoisted in ditto. Tug proceeded to St Georges’ with targets.

7.17pm: Proceeded as requisite for passing into Grassy Bay.

8.10pm: Came to with Starboard anchor in 8.5 fathoms veered 5 shackles. Banked fires at 2.5 hours notice. Placed look outs.

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay [anchor bearings]: South Breakwater Red Light S75W, Sheers N61W, abeam port Ireland Point Wall N18W, anchor E, 75 yards]

8.30pm: Night defence crews told off.

8.40pm: Closed B, C doors.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 417 lbs, Bread 653 lbs]


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LOGS FOR AUGUST 1917


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[Cover of Log for August 1917; “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, as before]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 August 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[More gunnery practice today, with Tug “Powerful”, along usual line off Murray’s Anchorage, departing at 7.15am, anchoring at 2.5pm. Only key events recorded here]

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay]

9.42am: Resumed 6 inch service practice.

9.56am: Completed ditto.

10.7am: Commenced 12 inch service practice.

11.20am: Discontinued practice from after turret owing to a breakdown.

11.35am: Resumed practice from fore turret.

0.52pm: Resumed practice from after turret.

1.13pm: Completed all practices by Gunnery class.

1.25pm: Proceeded as requisite for passing into Shelly Bay.

[At single anchor Shelly Bay [anchor bearings]: Crawl Point N85E, Shelly Bay Point S35E, Shelly Bay Shoal Buoy S62E]

2.15pm: Paid monthly advance. Employed preparing for coaling.

4.7pm: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite for passing into Grassy Bay.

4.47pm: Came to with Port anchor in 8.25 fathoms veered 5 shackles. Banked fires at 2.5 hours notice. Pinnace returned with target party. Employed hoisting out boats, preparing for coaling and returning empty ammunition cases.

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay [anchor bearings]: abeam port South Breakwater S79W, Sheers N58W, abeam port Ireland Point Wall N17W, Anchor ESE 50 yards]

6.45pm: SS “Lord Derby” secured alongside. Sent Lieutenant Commander Stokes Rees, Gunnery class and Recording party to [HMS] “Charybdis”.

7.30pm: Placed look outs.

8.0pm: Night defence crew told off.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 344 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 460 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 377 tons, Oil 244 tons]


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2 August 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay]

4.0am: Raised steam in first picket boat and Steam pinnace.

5.40am: Commenced coaling.

10.40am: Completed coaling - Received 500 tons. Employed cleaning ship.

11.30am: SS “Lord Derby” cast off.

4.30pm: Special leave to second part Port Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol.

8.0pm: Night defence crews told off. Placed look outs.

8.40pm: Closed B, C doors.

10.0pm: Patrol returned.

11.40pm: Drew fires in first picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 395 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 550 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 859 tons, Oil 244 tons]


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3 August 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay]

am: Discharged to SS “Caraquet” for passage to England 9 Privates RMLI, 2 ratings and 7 Gunlayers 1, 36 Gunlayers 2.

pm: Employed refitting and as requisite.

4.0pm: Quarters.

4.30pm: Special leave to first part Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol.

11.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 435 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 570 lbs]


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4 August 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay]

9.0am: Inspected and aired night clothing.

am: Tested lifebuoys - Correct.

1.0pm: Special leave to first part Port Watch till 7.0am, second part till 10.0pm and boys till 7.0pm.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

4.30pm: Landed patrol.

6.0pm: Hands to bathe.

10.30pm: Patrol returned. Drew fires in Steam pinnace.

11.45pm: Drew fires in first picket boat.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 441 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 1000 lbs]


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5 August 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay]

8.45am: Landed Church parties, RC 32, Wesleyans 52.

9.40am: Divisions.

10.30am: Divine Service.

11.30am: Church parties returned.

1.0pm: Special leave to second part Starboard Watch till 7.0am and boys till 7.0pm.

6.0pm: Hands to bathe.

7.30pm: Placed look outs.

8.0pm: Night defence crews told off.

8.40pm: Closed B, C doors.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 87F]


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6 August 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay]

8.0am: Hands to bathe.

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers. Exercised Fire and Collision Stations.

am: Employed clearing provision rooms and as requisite. 4 Gunlayers of Gunnery class qualifying for Gunlayer 1.

1.10pm: Landed provisioning party.

pm: Employed as in forenoon. Gunnery training class under instruction.

4.0pm: Quarters. Provisioning party returned.

4.30pm: Special leave to second part Port Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol.

6.0pm: Hands to bathe. Tested Carley floats.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 447 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 500 lbs]


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7 August 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay]

am: Employed provisioning ship. Gunnery training class under instruction. RF Operators at exercise. 4 Gunlayers of Gunnery class qualifying for Gunlayer 1.

pm: Employed provisioning ship.

4.30pm: Special leave to first part Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol.

6.0pm: Hands to bathe.

10.10pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 305 lbs, Bread 500 lbs]


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8 August 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay]

7.15am: Landed ammunitioning party.

8.0am: Landed target party.

am: Employed embarking ammunition and as requisite. Boys at school by sections. Gunnery training class under instruction. Range finder operators under instruction. 4 Gunlayers of Gunnery class qualifying for Gunlayer 1.

11.50am: Dockyard parties returned.

pm: Employed as in forenoon. Discharged to [HMS] “Antrim” for passage to England Gunnery class of 10 Gunlayers 1, 47 Gunlayers 2.

4.30pm: Special leave to first part Port Watch till 10.0pm. Landed patrol. Non swimmers under instruction.

6.0pm: Hands to bathe.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 361 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 480 lbs]


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9 August 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay]

4.0am: Raised steam in first picket boat.

6.0am: Sailed HMS “Antrim”.

8.40am: Landed Dockyard parties. Aired and inspected bedding.

9.15am: Divisions - Prayers.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Gunnery training class under instruction. Section of boys to school. 4 Gunlayers of Gunnery class qualifying for Gunlayer 1.

11.50am: Dockyard parties returned.

1.15pm: Special leave to second part Starboard Watch till 7.0am and boys till 7.0pm.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

4.30pm: Landed patrol. Non swimmers under instruction.

6.0pm: Hands to bathe.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.

10.20pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

11.50pm: Drew fires in first picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 345 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 480 lbs]


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10 August 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay]

3.30am: Raised steam in second picket boat.

4.0am: Raised steam in Steam pinnace.

5.45am: Hoisted out second and in first picket boat.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Gunnery training class under instruction. 4 Gunlayers of Gunnery class qualifying for Gunlayer 1. Section of boys to school.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 295.

4.30pm: Special leave to second part Port Watch till 10.0pm. Landed patrol. Non swimmers under instruction.

6.0pm: Hands to bathe.

7.30pm: Placed look outs.

8.0pm: Night defence crews told off.

8.40pm: Closed B, C doors.

11.20pm: Drew fires in second picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 14]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 360 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 430 lbs]


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11 August 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay]

Draught forward 28’ 0”, Draught aft 28’ 3”.

2.0am: Raised steam for 10 knots.

4.0am: Raised steam in second Picket boat.

5.45am: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite for shifting berth.

6.0am: Came to with Port anchor in B berth in 7.5 fathom veered 5 shackles. Let fires die out except as requisite for auxiliary purposes.

[At single anchor B Berth [anchor bearings]: Hogfish Beacon S6W, Engine House Chimney phi South Breakwater Red Light N72.5W, abeam port Ireland Point Wall N26W, Anchor WxS 75 yards]

8.45am: Inspected and aired night clothing.

2.30pm: Special leave to first part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm and boys till 7.0pm.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 402 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 880 lbs]


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12 August 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor B Berth Grassy Bay]

8.35am: Landed Church parties, RC 35, NC 53.

9.40am: Divisions.

10.20am: Divine Service.

11.35am: Church parties returned.

1.0pm: Special leave to first part Port Watch till 7.0am and boys till 7.0pm.

3.55pm: Arrived HMS “Leviathan”.

5.0pm: Joined ship from “Leviathan” 4 ratings.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 241 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs]


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13 August 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor B Berth Grassy Bay]

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers. Exercised Fire Stations and Collision Stations.

am: Employed preparing for sea, rigging targets and as requisite. Section of boys to school.

0.30pm: Tug “Powerful” arrived and took targets in tow for Murray’s Anchorage. Sent target party to ditto.

1.10pm: Lieutenant Commander Stokes Rees, Recording party and 4 Gunlayers 1 came on board.

2.15pm: Embarked from SS “Chaleur” Gunnery class of 2 Gunlayers 1, 20 Gunlayers 2.

2.30pm: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite for passing into Murray’s Anchorage.

3.25pm: Tug took up firing station. Proceeded as requisite for carrying out practices by Gunnery class.

[As requisite for passing up and down a line N57E - S57W between Nos 12 and 13 buoys]

3.30pm: Commenced aiming rifle practice.

5.45pm: Completed ditto. Commenced 12 pounder practice.

6.35pm: Discontinued practice.

6.45pm: Target party returned. Tug proceeded to St Georges with targets.

6.55pm: Proceeded as requisite for passing into Grassy Bay.

7.58pm: Came to with Starboard anchor in 9 fathoms veered 5 shackles. Banked fires at 2.5 hours notice.

[At single anchor B Berth Grassy Bay [anchor bearings]: Hogfish Beacon S1E, Stags Beacon S49W, Engine House Chimney phi abeam port South Breakwater N70.5W, Anchor S80E 75 yards]

8.0pm: Placed look outs. Night defence crew told off.

8.40pm: Closed B, C doors. Discharged to RN Hospital Surgeon RW Ford. Joined ship Surgeon AR Price.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 708 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 510 lbs]

[Showers for most of day, noon temperature 81F]


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14 August 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.38, Long -64.71 [very rough estimate as no position information given]

[At single anchor B Berth Grassy Bay]

Draught 27’ 11” forward, Draught 28’ 2” aft.

4.0am: Raised steam for 10 knots.

5.45am: Employed cleaning ship.

7.0am: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite for passing into Murray’s Anchorage.

8.50am: Tug “Powerful” arrived with targets. Sent target and rake party to ditto.

9.20am: Tug took up firing station. Proceeded as requisite for carrying out practices by Gunnery class.

[As requisite for passing up and down a line N57E - S57W between Nos 12 and 13 buoys]

9.26am: Resumed 12 pounder practice.

9.51am: Completed ditto. 9.53am: Commenced superimposed turret practice.

10.21am: Completed ditto.

10.36am: Commenced 6 inch service practice.

11.47am: Completed ditto. Employed refitting and as requisite. Ship’s Gunlayers 1 and 2 firing with Gunnery class.

Noon: Commenced 12 inch service practice.

1.45pm: Completed all practices by Gunnery class.

2.0pm: Pinnace returned with rake party. Hoisted in ditto. Tug proceeded to Dockyard with targets. Raised steam in Steam boats.

2.10pm: Proceeded as requisite for passing into Grassy Bay.

3.17pm: Came to with Port anchor in 7.75 fathoms veered 5 shackles. Let fires die out except as requisite for auxiliary. Hoisted out boats. Target party returned.

[At single anchor B berth Grassy Bay [anchor bearings]: Engine House Chimney phi abeam port South Breakwater N70.5W, abeam port Ireland Point Wall N21W, Hogfish Beacon S, Anchor E 75 yards]

4.45pm: Special leave to second part Port Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol. Employed disembarking ammunition.

6.0pm: Sent Lieutenant Commander Stokes Rees, Gunnery class and recording party to “Charybdis”.

7.25pm: Placed look outs.

8.0pm: Night defence crews told off.

8.40pm: Closed B, C doors. Drew fires in first picket boat.

10.25pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 361 lbs, Bread 500 lbs]


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15 August 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor B Berth Grassy Bay]

6.10am: Landed RC Church party [as this date marks the Catholic feast day of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary].

7.0am: Ditto returned.

am: Employed refitting, repairing targets and as requisite. Boats exercising under sail. Section of boys to school.

pm: Employed as in forenoon. Discharged to “Leviathan” for passage to England 6 Gunlayers 1, 18 Gunlayers 2.

4.45pm: Special leave to first part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm. Landed patrol. Non swimmers under instruction.

6.0pm: Hands to bathe.

7.30pm: Placed look outs.

8.0pm: Night defence crews told off. Creole with targets secured alongside.

10.10pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 338 lbs, Bread 380 lbs]


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16 August 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor B Berth Grassy Bay]

5.53am: “Creole” proceeded to sea with targets and target party and Rake party.

7.10am: Sailed HMS “Leviathan”.

8.20am: Aired bedding.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Section of boys to school. Gunnery training class under instruction.

1.0pm: Special leave to first part Port Watch till 7.0am and boys till 7.0pm. Make and mend clothes.

2.42pm: Arrived US TBDs [Torpedo Boat Destroyers] “Whipple”, “Hull”, “Stewart”, “Truxton” [Truxtun] and “Preble”.

3.10pm: “Creole” returned with targets and secured ditto in Camber. Rake and target parties returned.

4.0pm: Quarters.

4.30pm: Landed patrol. Non swimmers under instruction.

7.25pm: Placed look outs.

7.45pm: Sailed US TBDs “Whipple” and “Truxton”.

8.0pm: Night defence crews told off.

8.1pm: Observed US TBD “Stewart” take the ground on the South edge of the shoal North on No 17 [symbol - buoy?]. Sent Picket boats to ditto.

8.40pm: Closed B, C doors.

10.20pm: Laid out kedge anchor on Starboard quarter of “Stewart”. Raising steam for 10 knots. Burning search lights as requisite.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 338 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 426 lbs]


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17 August 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.33, Long -64.84 [very approximate]

[At single anchor B Berth Grassy Bay]

Draught forward 27’ 9”, Draught aft 28’ 2”.

5.45am: Preparing to take US TBD “Stewart” in tow.

6.15am: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite towards No 17 [symbol].

6.35am: Came to with Port anchor in 7 fathoms veered 2 shackles.

7.20am: Secured 4.5 inch wire hawser on board “Stewart”.

7.40am: Proceeded to tow, working up to 60 revs. Working cable as requisite.

[As requisite for taking “Stewart” in tow]

7.51am: Hawser parted. Sailed US TBDs “Hull” and “Preble”.

8.0am: Tug “Powerful” took “Stewart” in tow.

9.0am: Hawser replaced.

9.12am: Resumed towing assisted by “Powerful”. Working up to 57 revs. Working cable as requisite.

9.41am: Discontinued towing. Eased hawser to the bottom. Shortened in to 2 shackles.

[At single anchor Ship Channel [anchor bearings]: abeam port Ireland Point Wall 154 degrees, Tide Guage [Gauge] Beacon 118 degrees 50 minutes Hogfish Beacon, Sheers 171 degrees 40 minutes Tide Guage Beacon, Anchor S48W 100 yards]

11.30am: Sent working party to assist in lightening “Stewart”. Rejoined ship Lieutenant Thomas RNR.

pm: Employed lightening and assisting “Stewart” and as requisite.

7.0pm: Night defence crews told off.

7.20pm: Placed look outs.

7.34pm: Resumed towing assisted by “Powerful”. Working cable as requisite. Worked up to 33 revs.

[As requisite for taking “Stewart” in tow]

7.40pm: “Stewart” floated.

7.55pm: “Drudge” and “Creole” took “Stewart” in tow alongside.

8.30pm: Cast off tow.

8.43pm: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite for passing into B berth. Burning search lights as requisite.

9.4pm: Came to with Port anchor in 8 fathoms veered 5 shackles. Banked fires at 2.5 hours notice.

[At single anchor B Berth Grassy Bay [anchor bearings]: Hogfish Beacon S3W, South Breakwater Red Light N66W, Commissioner’s House N21W, Anchor about ExS 75 yards]

10.0pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 345 lbs, Vegetables 785 lbs, Bread 440 lbs]

[Squally south westerly wind force 4 from noon, with rain and showers]


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18 August 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor B Berth Grassy Bay]

3.0am: Heavy rain squall.

5.45am: Hoisted in Steam Pinnace. Employed cleaning ship.

6.0am: Raised steam for 10 knots.

8.55am: Weighed - Proceeded as requisite for shifting into A Berth.

9.5am: Came to with Port anchor in 8.5 fathoms veered 5 shackles. Let fires die out except as requisite for auxiliary purposes.

[At singe anchor A Berth [anchor bearings]: Stags Beacon S30W, Engine House Chimney phi North Breakwater Green Light N88W, Chimney near boat slip N48W]

am: Buoyed charted position of central ring of transporting buoy moorings. Divers searching for ditto.

11.30am: Found and buoyed ditto. Tested lifebuoys - Correct.

2.30pm: Special leave to second part Port Watch till 10.0pm and boys till 7.0pm.

4.0pm: Quarters.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 377 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 882 lbs]

[South westerly wind force 3-4 until late pm, squally at times, with showers, noon temperature 83F]


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19 August 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay]

8.30am: Landed Church parties RC 34.

9.45am: Divisions.

10.0am: Divine Service.

10.20am: Church party returned.

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

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 10 lbs]


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20 August 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay]

4.0am: Raised steam in second picket boat.

am: Employed restowing magazines, refitting and as requisite. Gunnery training class at heavy gun drill. Section of boys at school. 2 Gunlayers of Gunnery class qualifying for Gunlayer 1. Carried out annual practice runs with torpedoes from ship at anchor.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.30pm: Special leave to first part Port Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol. Non swimmers under instruction.

6.50pm: Arrived HMY “Eileen”.

7.25pm: Placed look outs.

8.0pm: Night defence crews told off.

8.40pm: Closed B, C doors.

10.15pm: Patrol returned. Drew fires in first picket boat.

11.45pm: Drew fires in second picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 352 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 464 lbs]


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21 August 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay]

7.20am: Sent coaling party to “Eileen”.

7.30am: Sent party to “Seafern” to weigh kedge anchor.

8.10am: Restowed kedge anchor.

am: Employed refitting targets, drawing stores and as requisite. Section of boys to school. 2 Gunlayers of Gunnery class qualifying for Gunlayer 1.

11.50am: Coaling party returned.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.30pm: Special leave to second part Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Non swimmers under instruction. Landed patrol.

6.0pm: Hands to bathe. Sailed HMY “Eileen”.

10.10pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 656 lbs, Bread 426 lbs]


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22 August 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay]

am: Exercised Collision Stations, “Prepare to abandon ship” and Fire Stations. Employed refitting and as requisite. Gunnery training class under instruction. Section of boys to school. 2 Gunlayers of Gunnery class qualifying for Gunlayer 1.

4.30pm: Special leave to second part Port Watch till 10.0pm. Landed patrol. Non swimmers under instruction.

6.0pm: Hands to bathe. Tested Carley floats.

7.10pm: Placed Mr Geach Boatswain under arrest.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 345 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 426 lbs]


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23 August 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay]

6.30am: Read Warrant No 296.

am: Employed restowing magazines, refitting and as requisite. Gunlayers 2 at deflection teacher. Section of boys to school. 2 Gunlayers of Gunnery class qualifying for Gunlayer 1.

11.30am: Mr Geach boatswain released from arrest.

1.10pm: Special leave to first part Starboard Watch till 7.0am and boys till 7.0pm.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 346 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 426 lbs]


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24 August 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay]

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers.

am: Employed preparing for coaling, refitting and as requisite. 2 Gunlayers of Gunnery class qualifying for Gunlayer 1. Restowing magazines.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.30pm: Special leave to first part Port Watch till 9.30pm. Landed patrol.

5.45pm: SS “Lord Derby” secured alongside.

7.0pm: Placed look outs.

8.0pm: Night defence crews told off.

8.40pm: Closed B, C doors.

9.45pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 347 lbs, Bread 446 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 459 tons, Oil 244 tons]


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25 August 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay]

Draught forward 27’ 3”, Draught aft 27’ 9”.

4.0am: Raised steam in second picket boat.

6.0am: Commenced coaling.

0.40pm: Completed coaling - Received 605 tons. Lost overboard by accident Sacks coal PN 3a, 6 in number.

pm: Employed cleaning ship.

Draught forward 28’ 6”, Draught aft 28’ 8”.

4.30pm: Special leave to second part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm. Landed patrol.

6.0pm: Hands to bathe.

10.0pm: Patrol returned.

11.50pm: Drew fires in second picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 389 lbs, Vegetables 3000 lbs, Bread 860 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1045 tons, Oil 244 tons]


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26 August 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay]

6.45am: Landed ammunitioning party.

8.30am: Landed Church parties, RC 20, NC 26.

10.0am: Divine Service.

11.30am: Church parties returned.

Noon: Ammunitioning party returned.

1.0pm: Special leave to second part Port Watch till 7.0am and boys till 7.0pm.

6.0pm: Hands to bathe.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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27 August 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay]

6.55am: Landed Dockyard parties. Landed ammunitioning party. Observed buoy marking central ring of transporting moorings to be missing.

am: Employed embarking ammunition, refitting targets and as requisite.

11.50am: Dockyard parties returned.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.0pm: SS “Creole” proceeded to St Georges with targets.

4.20pm: Special leave to first part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm. Landed patrol. Non swimmers under instruction. Hoisted out Steam Pinnace and in launch.

7.15pm: Ammunitioning party returned.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 696 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 500 lbs]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 87F]


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28 August 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.38, Long -64.71 [very rough estimate as no position information given]

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay]

Draught forward 28’ 6”, Draught aft 28’ 6”.

1.30am: Raised steam for 10 knots.

2.0am: Raised steam in Steam Pinnace.

5.45am: Hoisted in second picket boat. Drew fires in ditto. Employed cleaning ship.

6.43am: Weighed - Proceeded as requisite for passing into Shelly Bay.

7.26am: Came to with Starboard anchor in 6.5 fathoms veered 5 shackles.

[At single anchor Shelly Bay, Anchor Bearings: Crawl Point S89E, Shelly Bay Point S51E, Government House S38W, Anchor W 50 yards]

9.15am: Divisions. Prayers. Embarked from “Drudge” Lieutenant Commander Stokes Rees, Recording party and Gunnery class of 6 Gunlayers 1, 50 Gunlayers 2.

9.40am: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite for passing into Murray’s Anchorage.

10.15am: Tug “Powerful” with targets joined company. Sent target party to ditto.

10.30am: Tug took up firing station. Proceeded as requisite for carrying out practices by Gunnery class.

[As requisite for passing up and down a line N57E - S57W between Nos 12 Fairway and 13 buoys]

10.40am: Commenced aiming rifle practice.

11.30am: Hoisted out pinnace and sent ditto to tug. Employed refitting and as requisite. Section of boys to school.

0.15pm: Completed aiming rifle practice. Make and mend clothes.

0.20pm: Commenced 12 pounder practice.

3.5pm: Completed ditto.

3.40pm: Commenced sub calibre practice.

4.40pm: Completed ditto. Sent rake party to tug.

4.50pm: Commenced superimposed turret practice.

5.40pm: Completed ditto.

6.0pm: Commenced 6 inch service practice.

6.30pm: Discontinued practice. Pinnace returned with parties. Hoisted in ditto. Tug proceeded to St Georges’ with targets.

7.0pm: Proceeded as requisite for passing into Grassy Bay.

7.50pm: Came to with Starboard anchor in 8.25 fathoms veered 5 shackles. Banked fires at 2.5 hours notice. Placed look outs.

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay, Anchor Bearings: Engine House Chimney phi North Breakwater Green Light N88W, Stags Beacon S28W, abeam port Ireland Point Wall N20W]

8.0pm: Night defence crews told off.

8.40pm: Closed B, C doors.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 388 lbs, Bread 500 lbs]


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29 August 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.38, Long -64.71 [very rough estimate as no position information given]

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay]

4.30am: Raised steam for 10 knots.

5.45am: Employed cleaning ship.

7.12am: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite for passing into Murray’s Anchorage.

8.35am: Tug “Powerful” with targets joined company. Hoisted out pinnace and sent ditto [to] tug with target and rake parties.

8.55am: Tug took up firing station. Proceeded as requisite for carrying out practices by Gunnery class.

[As requisite for passing up and down a line N57E - S57W between Nos 12 Fairway and 13 buoys]

9.6am: Resumed 6 inch service practice.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Ships Gunlayers 2 firing with Gunnery class. Section of boys to school.

0.5pm: Completed 6 inch service practice.

0.35pm: Commenced 12 inch service practice.

2.40pm: Completed all practices by Gunnery class.

2.55pm: Pinnace returned with rake party. Hoisted in ditto. Tug proceeded to Dockyard with targets.

3.0pm: Proceeded as requisite for passing into Grassy Bay.

4.0pm: Came to with Port anchor in 8.75 fathoms veered 5 shackles. Let fires die out except as requisite for auxiliary purposes. Hoisted out boats.

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay [anchor bearings]: Engine House Chimney phi North Breakwater Green Light N88W, abeam port Ireland Point Wall N20W, Stags Beacon S28W]

5.0pm: Special leave to second part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm. Landed patrol. Employed disembarking empty ammunition cases.

6.30pm: Sent Lieutenant Commander Stokes Rees, Gunnery class and Recording party to “Charybdis”.

7.0pm: Placed look out.

8.40pm: Night defence crews told off. Closed B, C doors.

10.20pm: Patrol returned.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 338 lbs, Bread 450 lbs]


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30 August 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay]

2.20am: Drew fires in first picket boat.

8.35am: Landed Dockyard parties.

8.40am: Aired bedding.

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite.

11.40am: Dockyard parties returned.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

1.0pm: Special leave to second part Port Watch till 7.0am and boys till 7.0pm.

4.30pm: Landed patrol.

6.0pm: Hands to bathe.

11.40pm: Drew fires in second picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 372 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 520 lbs]


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31 August 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay]

am: Employed restowing magazine, refitting targets, drawing stores and as requisite. 3 Gunlayers of Gunnery class qualifying for Gunlayer 1. Gunnery training class under instruction. Discharged to SS “Chignecto” for passage to England Gunnery class of 6 Gunlayers 1, 47 Gunlayers 2.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.10pm: Special leave to first part Starboard Watch till 7.0am.

6.0pm: Hands to bathe.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 320 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 525 lbs]


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[Black back cover of log book]

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[Black back cover of log book]



LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1917


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[Left hand side of cover of Log for September 1917; “I certify that this is a complete copy of the original Log” (“a complete copy of” crossed through)]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed by Navigating Officer and approved by Captain, as before]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 September 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay]

6.50am: Sent divers to locate and buoy central ring of transporting moorings.

8.40am: Aired night clothing.

am: Tested lifebuoys - Correct.

11.0am: Diving party returned.

0.40pm: Paid monthly advance.

1.40pm: Discharged to RNB [Royal Naval Barracks] for work at WT [Wireless Telegraph] Station 14 ratings.

2.15pm: Special leave to second part Port Watch till 7.0am and boys till 7.0pm.

4.0pm: Quarters.

4.30pm: Landed patrol.

6.0pm: Hands to bathe.

7.0pm: Placed look outs.

8.0pm: Night defence crews told off.

8.40pm: Closed B, C doors.

10.10pm: Patrol returned.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 355 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 750 lbs]


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2 September 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay]

7.10am: Sailed US TBD “Stewart”.

8.30am: Landed Church parties, RC 32, Wesleyans 43.

10.30am: Divine Service.

11.45am: Church parties returned.

1.0pm: Special leave to second part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm, and boys till 7.0pm.

6.0pm: Hands to bathe.

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 886 tons, Oil 244 tons]


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3 September 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay]

2.0am: Raised steam for 10 knots.

6.30am: Read Warrant No 297. Banked fires at 2.5 hours notice.

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers.

9.40am: Landed Dockyard party.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Gunnery and Torpedo training classes under instruction. Section of boys to school. 3 Gunlayers of Gunnery class qualifying for Gunlayer 1. Received 28 tons of coal for Steam boats.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

6.10pm: Arrived USS “Weeling” [Wheeling].

9.0pm: Raised steam for 10 knots. All boats down moored in camber.

10.55pm: Weighed. Shifted berth ExS.

11.10pm: Came to with Port anchor in 8 fathoms veered 7 shackles. Anchor Watch set and steam on main engines.

[At single anchor Grass Bay [anchor bearings]: Anchor estimated E 225 yards, abeam port Ireland Point Wall N20W, Sheers N55W, North Breakwater Green Light N77.5W, South Breakwater Red Light W]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 639 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 440 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 888 tons, Oil 244 tons]

[Easterly wind force 4 or 5 from noon onwards, weather mostly fine, noon temperature 86F]


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4 September 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

2.30am: Let go Starboard anchor veered 1 shackle on ditto, and to the eighth shackle on Port anchor. Engines as requisite while working cable.

6.0am: Employed cleaning ship.

8.0am: Engines as requisite while working cable.

8.20am: Weighed Starboard anchor to clear cable. 8.23am: Dropped ditto and veered 1 shackle.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Gunnery training class under examination.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

6.0pm: Weighed Starboard anchor. Shortened to 7 shackles on Port anchor. Banked fires at 2.5 hours notice. Took off anchor watch.

8.0pm: Night defence crews told off. Look outs placed.

8.40pm: Closed B, C doors.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 39 lbs, Bread 60 lbs]

[North easterly wind force 8, 8-9 or 9 all morning, weather ugly in early am then rain, heavy at times. North westerly wind gradually decreasing in pm, from force 8 to 4 at midnight, weather becoming fine in evening. Barometric pressure (and other weather information) recorded hourly (pressure falling until 9am, then rising slowly). Noon temperature 80F]


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5 September 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor Grassy Bay]

5.45am: Employed cleaning ship and preparing for weighing moorings. Raised steam for 10 knots.

7.15am: Weighed - Proceeded as requisite for passing into Outer Camber.

7.30am: Picked up central ring of transporting moorings and hung ditto in the hawse.

8.40am: Unshackled N leg of moorings. Dropped and buoyed ditto. Proceeded to weigh S leg of moorings. Warping ship and using engines as requisite.

[As requisite for weighing Transporting Moorings]

10.45am: Lighter came alongside. Hoisting moorings into ditto.

11.50am: S anchor of moorings aweigh. Proceeded to hoist ditto into lighter.

2.30pm: Picked up N leg of moorings and proceeded to weigh ditto.

3.30pm: N anchor of moorings aweigh. Proceeded to hoist ditto into lighter.

5.10pm: Completed weighing transporting moorings. Cast off warping hawsers and proceeded as requisite for passing out of camber, and coming to in A Berth.

5.25pm: Came to with Port anchor in 7.75 fathoms veered 5 shackles. Let fires die out except as requisite for auxiliary purposes.

[At single anchor A Berth [anchor bearings]: abeam port South Breakwater S73W, Sheers N75.5W, abeam port Ireland Point Wall N34.5W, Anchor estimated S55W 175 yards]

5.40pm: Arrived USS “Whipple” TBD.

6.0pm: Arrived USS “Truxton” [Truxtun] TBD.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 339 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 860 lbs]


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6 September 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay]

4.0am: Raised steam in first picket boat.

8.30am: Landed ammunitioning party and party to haul ashore transporting moorings.

am: Employed embarking ammunition and as requisite. Torpedo training class under instruction. 3 Gunlayers of Gunnery class qualifying for Gunlayer 1.

Noon: Cable party returned.

0.10pm: Ammunitioning party returned.

4.30pm: Special leave to second part Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol. Non swimmers under instruction.

6.0pm: Hands to bathe.

9.30pm: Torpedo training class under instruction burning search lights.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 343 lbs, Bread 280 lbs]


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7 September 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay]

0.10am: Drew fires in first picket boat.

4.0am: Raised steam in first picket boat.

8.40am: Landed Dockyard party.

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers.

9.30am: Exercised Collision Stations.

9.45am: Exercised Fire Stations.

10.35am: Hoisted out second picket boat.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Gunnery and Torpedo training classes under instruction. 3 Gunlayers of Gunnery class qualifying for Gunlayer 1.

11.45am: Dockyard party returned.

0.30pm: Raised steam in second picket boat.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.0pm: Quarters.

4.30pm: Special leave to first part Port Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol.

4.35pm: Hoisted in and drew fires in first picket boat.

7.15pm: Placed look outs.

8.0pm: Night defence crews told off.

8.40pm: Closed B, C doors.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 339 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 460 lbs]


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8 September 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay]

8.40am: Sailed USS “Weeling” and “Truxton” [both sic].

8.45am: Aired and inspected night clothing.

9.20am: Sailed US TBD “Whipple”.

am: Tested lifebuoys - Correct.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

1.0pm: Special leave to first part Starboard Watch till 7.0am and boys till 7.0pm.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 384 lbs, Bread 920 lbs]


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9 September 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay]

8.30am: Landed Church parties, RC 40, NC 45.

10.30am: Divine Service.

11.45am: Church parties returned.

1.0pm: Special leave to second part Port Watch till 7.0am and boys till 7.0pm.


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10 September 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay]

8.40am: Landed target party.

am: Employed painting ship aloft and as requisite. Torpedo training class under instruction.

11.50am: Target party returned.

3.40pm: Target party returned.

4.30pm: Special leave to second part Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol.

4.45pm: Arrived Italian SS “Bologna” [listed here] with two submarines in company.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 339 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 440 lbs]


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11 September 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay]

Draught forward 28’ 1”, Draught aft 28’ 0”.

4.0am: Raised steam in second picket boat.

5.45am: Employed cleaning ship. Raising steam for 10 knots.

6.40am: Read Warrants Nos 298 and 299. Discharged to detention barracks 2 ratings.

8.30am: Arrived HMS “Isis”.

am: Employed preparing for sea, hoisting in boats and as requisite. Joined from “Isis” Gunnery class of 1 Gunlayer 1, 38 Gunlayers 2. Lieutenant Commander Stokes Rees, Recording party and 3 Gunlayers 1 came on board.

1.39pm: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite for passing into Murray’s Anchorage.

2.46p: Tug “Powerful” joined company. Stopped and as requisite. Hoisted out pinnace and sent ditto to tug with target party.

3.30pm: Tug took up firing station. Proceeded as requisite for carrying out practices by Gunnery class.

[As requisite for passing up and down a line N57E - S57W between Nos 12 Fairway and 13 buoys]

3.40pm: Commenced aiming rifle practice.

5.15pm: Discontinued practice. Pinnace returned with target party. Hoisted in ditto.

5.40pm: Proceeded as requisite for passing into Grassy Bay. Tug proceeded to St Georges with targets.

6.40pm: Came to with Starboard anchor in 8 fathoms veered 5 shackles. Banked fires at 2.5 hours notice.

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay [anchor bearings]: Engine House Chimney phi North Breakwater Green Light N88W, abeam port Ireland Point Wall N 20W, Stags Beacon S28W]

6.50pm: Placed look outs.

8.0pm: Night defence crews told off.

8.40pm: Closed B, C doors.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 664 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 420 lbs]

[South westerly wind force 3 or 4 all day, rain or showers until 4pm, noon temperature 80F]


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12 September 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.38, Long -64.71 [very rough estimate as no position information given]

[More gunnery practice today, with tug “Powerful”, along usual line off Murray’s Anchorage, departing at 7.0am, returning to Grassy Bay at 5.57pm. Only key events recorded here]

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay]

7.50am: Italian submarine H7 passed inward.

9.26am: Commenced aiming rifle practice.

10.10am: Completed aiming rifle. Commenced 12 pounder practice.

11.4am: Completed ditto. 11.15am: Commenced 6 inch sub calibre practice.

0.2pm: Completed 6 inch sub calibre practice. 0.6pm: Commenced 12 pounder superimposed turret practice.

0.27pm: Completed ditto.

1.0pm: Commenced 6 inch service practice. Six Gunlayers of ship firing with Gunnery class.

4.0pm: Completed 6 inch service practice. 4.5pm: Commenced 12 inch service practice.

4.46pm: Completed all practices by Gunnery class.

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay [anchor bearings]: Engine House Chimney phi North Breakwater Green Light N88W, abeam port Ireland Point Wall N20W, Stags Beacon S28W]

6.50pm: Lieutenant Commander Stokes Rees, Recording party and Gunnery class sent to “Charybdis”.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 332 lbs, Bread 420 lbs]


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13 September 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay]

4.0am: Raised steam in Steam Pinnace.

am: Employed painting ship and as requisite. Repairing targets and painting aloft.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.30pm: Special leave to second part Port Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol. Non swimmers under instruction.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 362 lbs, Bread 460 lbs]


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14 September 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay]

8.40am: Landed Dockyard parties.

am: Employed painting ship’s side and as requisite.

11.45am: Dockyard parties returned.

4.30pm: Special leave to second part Port Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol. Non swimmers under instruction.

7.0pm: Placed look outs.

8.0pm: Night defence crews told off.

8.40pm: Closed B, C doors.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 358 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 450 lbs]


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15 September 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay]

7.30am: Sailed HMS “Carnarvon”.

8.0am: Issued WT books and documents.

am: Tested lifebuoys - Correct.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

1.0pm: Special leave to first part Port Watch till 7.0am and boys till 7.0pm.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 380 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 960 lbs]


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16 September 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay]

8.35am: Landed Church parties, RC 32, NC 47.

9.40am: Divisions.

10.30am: Divine Service.

11.45am: Church parties returned.

1.0pm: Special leave to first part Starboard Watch till 7.0am and boys till 7.0pm.


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17 September 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay]

am: Employed painting upperworks, refitting and as requisite. Section of boys to school. Training classes under instruction.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.30pm: Special leave to second part Port Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol. Non swimmers under instruction.

10.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 637 lbs, Bread 380 lbs]


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18 September 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay]

7.0am: Read Warrants Nos 300 and 301. Discharged to detention barracks 2 ratings.

7.30am: Sailed Italian SS “Bologna” with submarines H 5, 6 and 7 in company.

am: Employed embarking ammunition. Torpedo training class under instruction.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.45pm: Special leave to second part Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol.

6.0pm: Working party from Daniel’s Head WT Station returned.

6.30pm: Placed look outs.

8.0pm: Night defence crews told off.

8.40pm: Closed B, C doors.

10.15pm: Patrol returned. Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 341 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 380 lbs]


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19 September 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay]

7.30am: Sent working party to Boaz magazine.

8.30am: Landed ammunitioning party.

am: Employed painting ship and as requisite. Torpedo training class under instruction.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.0pm: Ammunitioning party returned.

4.30pm: Special leave to first part Port Watch till 10.0pm. Non swimmers under instruction.

4.45pm: Boaz working party returned.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 337 lbs, Bread 380 lbs]


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20 September 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay]

0.15am: Drew fires in second picket boat.

3.10am: Heavy rain squall.

4.0am: Raised steam in first and second picket boats.

6.30am: Hoisted out first picket boat.

7.30am: Landed Boaz magazine working party.

8.30am: Landed target and ammunition transporting parties.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Carried out annual torpedo practice from ship at anchor.

11.20am: Hoisted in and drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

11.45am: Ammunition transporting party returned.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

1.0pm: Special leave to first part Starboard Watch till 7.0am and boys till 7.0pm.

4.25pm: Boaz working party returned.

5.30pm: Landed patrol.

5.5pm: Target party returned.

10.50pm: Patrol returned.

10.55pm: Drew fires in first picket boat.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 337 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 460 lbs]


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21 September 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay]

8.20am: Landed Boaz magazine working party, target party and ammunitioning party.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Torpedo Training class under instruction.

11.40am: Target and working parties returned.

0.40pm: Ammunitioning party returned.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.0pm: Quarters. Special leave to second part Port Watch till 10.0pm.

6.30pm: Placed look outs.

8.0pm: Night defence crews told off.

8.40pm: Closed B, C doors.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 337 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 440 lbs]

[Showers for most of day, noon temperature 84F]


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22 September 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay]

4.0am: Raised steam in second picket boat.

8.50am: Landed ammunition and target parties.

0.30pm: Target and ammunition parties returned.

1.50pm: Arrived HMS “Roxburgh”.

2.5pm: Special leave to second part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

4.30pm: Landed patrol.

6.10pm: Joined ship from “Roxburgh” 30 ratings.

10.55pm: Patrol returned. Drew fires in first picket boat.

11.45pm: Drew fires in second picket boat.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 404 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 860 lbs]


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23 September 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay]

8.30am: Landed Church parties, RC 33, Wesleyans 50.

9.40am: Divisions.

10.20am: Divine Service.

11.20am: Church parties returned.

1.0pm: Special leave to second part Port Watch till 7.0am and boys till 7.0pm.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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24 September 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay]

7.30am: Sent working party to Boaz magazine.

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers.

am: Employed cleaning out fresh water tanks and as requisite. Boys and Ordinary Seamen exercising boat sailing. Divers at monthly exercise.

pm: Employed as in forenoon. Joined ship from SS “Chignecto” 8 ratings and Gunnery class of 39 Gunlayers 2.

3.0pm: “Creole” proceeded to St Georges’ with targets.

4.30pm: Special leave to first part Starboard Watch till 9.0pm. Landed patrol. Working party returned. Hoisted in boats and prepared for sea. Lieutenant Commander Stokes [Stokes Rees] and Recording party came on board.

10.50pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 683 lbs, Bread 500 lbs]


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25 September 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.38, Long -64.71 [very rough estimate as no position information given]

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay]

Draught forward 27’ 9”, Draught aft 27’ 8”.

2.0am: Raised steam for 10 knots.

5.40am: Drew fires in and hoisted in second Picket boat. Employed cleaning ship.

6.35am: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite for passing into Murray’s Anchorage.

8.0am: Swung ship to test pivot of Standard Compass. Ditto found defective.

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers.

9.35am: “Creole” with targets joined company. Sent target party to ditto.

9.50am: Ditto took firing station. Proceeded as requisite for carrying out practices by Gunnery class.

[As requisite for passing up and down a line N57E - S57W between Nos 12 Fairway and 13 buoys]

9.55am: Commenced aiming rifle practice.

am: Employed cleaning out fresh water tanks and as requisite. Guns crews assisting Gunnery class as requisite.

11.30am: Completed aiming rifle practice.

11.45am: Commenced 12 pounder and 6 inch sub calibre practice.

Noon: Raised steam in second picket boat.

1.10pm: Completed 12 pounder and 6 inch sub calibre practice. Hoisted out pinnace and sent ditto to “Creole” with rake party.

1.52pm: Commenced 6 inch service practice.

3.49pm: Completed all practices by Gunnery class. Carried out 6 inch service practice by 10 Ship’s Gunlayers 2. Employed as in forenoon.

4.30pm: Completed practice by ship’s Gunlayers. Swung ship to test pivot of Conning tower Compass. Ditto correct.

4.50pm: Pinnace returned with parties. Hoisted in ditto. “Creole” proceeded to St Georges’ with targets.

5.5pm: Proceeded as requisite for passing into Grassy Bay.

6.10pm: Came to with Port anchor in 8 fathoms veered 5 shackles. Let fires die out except as requisite for auxiliary purposes. Hoisted out second picket boat.

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay [anchor bearings]: Engine House Chimney phi North Breakwater Green Light N88W, abeam port Ireland Point Wall N20W, Stags Beacon S28W]

6.30pm: Placed look outs.

6.45pm: Sent Lieutenant Commander Stokes Rees, Recording party and Gunnery class to “Charybdis”.

8.0pm: Night defence crews told off.

8.40pm: Closed B, C doors.

10.0pm: Drew fires in first picket boat.

11.45pm: Drew fires in second picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 387 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 510 lbs]


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26 September 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay]

7.30am: Sent working party to Boaz magazine.

am: Employed cleaning out fresh water tanks, refitting and as requisite. Gunnery training class under instruction. Section of boys to school.

0.15pm: “Creole” arrived with targets. Sent target party to ditto.

2.45pm: Target party returned.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.0pm: Quarters.

4.30pm: Special leave to second part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

5.20pm: Sailed HMS “Roxburgh”.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 385 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 460 lbs]


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27 September 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay]

7.30am: Landed working party for Boaz magazine.

8.0am: Fired one gun.

9.30am: Court martial assembled on board under presidency of Captain Bush for trial of Mr Basil Geach Boatswain.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Training classes under instruction.

0.20pm: Court martial concluded.

1.0pm: Special leave to first part Port Watch till 7.0am and boys till 7.0pm. Make and mend clothes.

2.30pm: Discharged to RN barracks Mr Basil Geach Boatswain.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 352 lbs, Bread 440 lbs]


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28 September 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay]

6.50am: Landed ammunitioning party.

7.30am: Sent working party to Boaz magazine.

8.40am: Ammunitioning party returned.

am: Employed embarking ammunition, cleaning fresh water tanks, drawing stores and as requisite. Gunnery training class under instruction. Seamanship training class exercising boat sailing.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

3.50pm: Working party returned.

4.30pm: Special leave to first part Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol.

4.40pm: Sent marine guard to hospital.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 381 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 450 lbs]


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29 September 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay]

4.0am: Raised steam in first picket boat.

8.45am: Inspected and aired night clothing.

am: Employed cleaning ship. Tested lifebuoys - Correct.

2.30pm: Special leave to second part Port Watch till 7.0am and boys till 7.0pm.

2.40pm: Hospital guard returned.

4.0pm: Quarters.

4.30pm: Landed patrol.

6.30pm: Placed look outs.

8.0pm: Night defence crews told off.

8.40pm: Closed B, C doors.

10.10pm: Patrol returned. Drew fires in second picket boat.

11.55pm: Drew fires in first picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 406 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 940 lbs]


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30 September 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay]

8.30am: Landed RC Church party 40.

9.15am: Landed NC Church party 46. Divisions - Read prayers.

9.55am: Landed Officers and Men attending Special service at Cathedral.

0.55pm: All Church parties returned.

1.0pm: Special leave to second part Starboard Watch till 7.0am and boys till 7.0pm.

4.30pm: Landed patrol. Sent to “Charybdis” 12 ratings, Ireland Island cleaning party.

10.10pm: Patrol returned.

11.30pm: Put clocks back 30 minutes.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[South westerly wind force 3 all day, noon temperature 80F]


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LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1917


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[Left hand side of cover of Log for October 1917; “I certify that this is a complete copy of the original Log” (“a complete copy of” crossed through)]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed by Navigating Officer Stubbs, as before, approved by EC Stubbs, Commander for Captain]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 October 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay]

4.0am: Raised steam in first picket boat and Steam Pinnace.

5.45am: Hoisted out Steam Pinnace and sent ditto on steam trial.

7.30am: Landed Boaz magazine working party.

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers.

9.35am: Exercised Fire Stations.

9.50am: Exercised Collision stations. Hoisted in and drew fires in second picket boat.

10.30am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Training classes under instruction. Section of boys to school.

0.45pm: Paid quarterly settlement.

1.30pm: Landed provisioning party.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

3.30pm: Provisioning party returned.

4.10pm: Working party returned.

4.30pm: Special leave to second part Port Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol.

5.30pm: Placed look outs.

8.0pm: Night defence crews told off.

8.40pm: Closed B, C doors.

10.45pm: Patrol returned.

10.50pm: J McKeay AB [Able Seaman] placed under arrest.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 695 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 460 lbs]

[South westerly wind force 4 or 4-5 from noon, showers in afternoon, noon temperature 84F]


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2 October 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay]

6.45am: Landed keep yard party.

am: Employed provisioning ship.

1.20pm: Landed Torpedo training class. Employed stowing holds, refitting and as requisite.

4.30pm: Special leave to second part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm. Landed patrol.

5.15pm: Keep yard party returned. Employed preparing for berthing alongside.

7.35pm: Torpedo training class returned.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 365 lbs, Bread 460 lbs]


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3 October 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay]

Draught forward 27’ 8”, Draught aft 27’ 6”.

2.0am: Raised steam for 10 knots.

6.45am: Landed Keep yard party.

6.50am: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite for passing into South Camber.

7.45am: Ship secured alongside Dockyard Wall. Banked fires at 2.5 hours notice. Signal books returned. Employed preparing for coaling.

[Alongside Dockyard Wall South Camber]

pm: Make and mend clothes.

1.0pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 10.0pm and boys till 7.0pm.

4.30pm: Landed patrol. Non swimmers under instruction.

5.0pm: Keep yard party returned.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

10.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 365 lbs, Vegetables 2200 lbs, Bread 450 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 274 tons, Oil 244 tons]


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4 October 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Dockyard Wall South Camber]

6.0am: Commenced coaling.

9.30am: Completed coaling. Received 427 tons. Raised steam for 10 knots.

am: Employed unrigging coaling gear, preparing to leave Wall and cleaning ship.

Draught forward 28’ 3”, Draught aft 27’ 10”.

1.35pm: Cast off and hauled off Wall.

1.45pm: Proceeded as requisite for passing out of Camber into A berth.

2.0pm: Came to with Port anchor in 8 fathoms veered 5 shackles. Let fires die out except as requisite for auxiliary purposes. Employed cleaning ship.

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay [anchor bearings]: abeam port South Breakwater S75W, Sheers N69W, abeam port Ireland Point Wall N26W, Anchor S40W 100 yards]

4.30pm: Special leave to first part Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol.

5.20pm: Placed look outs.

8.0pm: Night defence crews told off.

10.10pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 360 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 502 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 682 tons, Oil 244 tons]


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5 October 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay]

6.45am: Landed Keep yard party and party to transfer stores to SS “Oruro” [probably this ship which previously had a different name].

8.40am: Landed target and Dockyard parties.

am: Employed cleaning ship. Gunnery and Torpedo training classes under instruction. Seamanship training class exercising boat sailing.

11.50am: Dockyard party and party transferring stores returned.

1.20pm: Landed field gun’s crew for drill. Employed as in forenoon.

3.45pm: Target party and field gun’s crew returned.

4.30pm: Special leave to first part Port Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol. Non swimmers under instruction.

5.40pm: Keepyard party returned.

6.20pm: Ireland Island cleaning party returned.

10.40pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 360 lbs, Vegetables 1200 lbs, Bread 510 lbs]


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6 October 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay]

8.45am: Inspected and aired night clothing. Landed target party.

11.45am: Target party returned.

2.30pm: SS “Creole” proceeded to St Georges’ with targets.

3.0pm: Special leave to first part Starboard Watch till 7.0am and boys till 7.0pm.

3.30pm: Landed field gun’s crew.

5.40pm: Placed look outs.

8.0pm: Night defence crews told off.

8.40pm: Closed B, C doors.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 396 lbs, Vegetables 2200 lbs, Bread 950 lbs]


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7 October 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay]

9.15am: Landed Church parties, RC 41, NC 38.

10.15am: Divine Service.

11.30am: Church parties returned.

1.0pm: Special leave to first part Port Watch till 7.0am and boys till 7.0pm.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Rain, heavy at times, during am. Noon temperature 75F]


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8 October 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay]

4.0am: Raised steam in first picket boat and Steam Pinnace.

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship training classes under instruction. Boys to school. Boats exercising under sail.

1.30pm: Landed field gun’s crew and party of marines.

3.30pm: Field gun’s crew returned.

4.45pm: Special leave to first part Starboard Watch till 7.0am.

11.55pm: Drew fires in first picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 713 lbs, Bread 490 lbs]


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9 October 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay]

Draught forward 28’ 2”, Draught aft 27’ 8”.

4.0am: Raised steam in first picket boat.

6.0am: Employed cleaning ship. Embarked from SS “Chaudiere” 2 Gunlayers 1, 39 Gunlayers 2. Joined ship from ditto 4 ratings.

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers.

am: Employed hoisting in boats and preparing for sea.

10.5am: Lieutenant Commander Stokes Rees, Recording party and 5 Gunlayers 1 came on board.

10.55am: Weighed - Proceeded as requisite for passing into Murray’s Anchorage.

Noon: “Creole” with targets joined company.

0.5pm: Sent target party to “Creole”.

0.20pm: Ditto took up firing station. Proceeded as requisite for carrying out practices by Gunnery class.

[As requisite for passing up and down a line N57E, S57W between Nos 12 and 13 buoys]

0.55pm: Commenced aiming rifle practice.

1.36pm: Discontinued ditto.

1.44pm: Came to with Starboard anchor in 8 fathoms veered 5 shackles. Employed refitting and as requisite.

[At single Anchor Murray’s Anchorage [anchor bearings]: St Catherine’s Point S60E, Sugar Loaf S13E, No 12 [symbol - buoy?] S85.5E, Anchor SE 100 yards]

4.0pm: Target party returned. “Creole” proceeded to St Georges’ with targets.

4.58pm: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite for passing into Grassy Bay.

6.10pm: Came to with Starboard anchor in 8 fathoms veered 5 shackles. Banked fires at 2.5 hours notice. Placed look outs.

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay [anchor bearings] South Breakwater Red Light S79W, Sheers N59W, abeam port Ireland Point Wall N20W]

8.0pm: Night defence crews told off.

8.50pm: Landed patrol. Burning search lights for instruction of training class.

10.50pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 390 lbs, Bread 510 lbs]


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10 October 1917

Bermuda

Lat 32.38, Long -64.71 [very rough estimate as no position information given]

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay]

Draught forward 28’ 2”, Draught aft 27’ 8”.

3.0am: Raised steam for 10 knots.

5.40am: Weighed - Proceeded as requisite for passing into Murray’s Anchorage.

6.55am: Came to with Starboard anchor in 8.5 fathoms veered 5 shackles.

[At single anchor Murray’s Anchorage [anchor bearings]: St Catherine’s Point S53.5E, Fort George Flagstaff S, Sugar Loaf S37W]

9.0am: Creole arrived with targets. Hoisted out pinnace and sent ditto to “Creole” with target and rake parties.

9.32am: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite for carrying out practices by Gunnery class. Creole took up firing station.

[As requisite for passing up and down a line N57E - S57W between Nos 12 Fairway and 13 buoys]

9.43am: Resumed aiming rifle practice.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship training classes under instruction. Section of boys to school. Guns crews assisting Gunnery class as requisite.

10.40am: Completed aiming rifle practice.

10.50am: Commenced 12 pounder practice.

pm: Firing 12 pounder, Sub calibre and superimposed turret practices.

1.2pm: Completed ditto.

pm: Make and mend clothes. Guns crews assisting Gunnery class as requisite.

1.40pm: Commenced 6 inch service practice.

4.5pm: Completed 6 inch service practice.

4.40pm: Pinnace returned with parties. Hoisted in ditto. Creole proceeded to St Georges’ with targets.

4.45pm: Proceeded as requisite for passing into Grassy Bay.

5.46pm: Came to with Starboard anchor in [blank] fathoms veered 5 shackles. Banked fires at 2.5 hours notice. Placed look outs.

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay [anchor bearings]: Stags Beacon phi No 19 [symbol] S31W, Engine House Chimney phi North Breakwater Green Light [no bearing], abeam port Ireland Point Wall N21W, Anchor W 40 yards]

6.10pm: Landed patrol.

pm: Burning search lights for instruction of training class.

10.45pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 382 lbs, Vegetables 300 lbs, Bread 500 lbs]


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11 October 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.38, Long -64.71 [very rough estimate as no position information given]

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay]

2.0am: Raised steam for 10 knots.

6.14am: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite for passing into Murray’s Anchorage.

7.30am: Came to with Starboard anchor in 9.5 fathoms veered 6 shackles.

[At single anchor Murray’s Anchorage [anchor bearings]: St Catherines Point S54E, Look out Flagstaff S6E, Sugar loaf S35W]

8.35am: “Creole” arrived with targets. Hoisted out pinnace and sent ditto to “Creole” with target and recording parties.

10.23am: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite for carrying out 12 inch service practice by Gunnery class.

[As requisite for passing up and down a line N57E - S57W between Nos 12 Fairway and 13 buoys]

0.25pm: Completed all practices by Gunnery class. Proceeded as requisite for passing into Shelly Bay.

0.55pm: Came to with Starboard anchor in 6.75 fathoms veered 3 shackles.

[At single anchor Shelly Bay [anchor bearings]: Crawl Point S79E, Shelly Bay Point S27E, Shelly Bay buoy S41W]

1.10pm: Discharged to SS “Chaleur” for passage to England 29 Gunlayers 2.

1.13pm: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite for passing into Grassy Bay and entering North Basin.

2.0pm: Passed Breakwaters.

2.20pm: Took hawsers aboard.

3.0pm: Completed mooring alongside North Breakwater.

[Alongside North Breakwater, North Basin]

3.20pm: Sent Lieutenant Commander Stokes Rees, Recording party and Gunnery class to “Charybdis”.

3.30pm: “Creole” arrived with targets. Pinnace returned with parties.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

8.0pm: Night defence crews told off.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.

11.45pm: Drew fires in first picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 27 lbs, Vegetables 200 lbs, Bread 550 lbs]

[Rain on and off all day, noon temperature 75F]


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12 October 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater North Camber]

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers.

9.30am: Exercised General Quarters.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Field gun’s crew at drill.

10.40am: Sent working party to Boaz Magazine.

pm: Employed as in forenoon. Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship training classes under instruction.

4.10pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first part Port Watch till 10.0pm.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 702 lbs, Vegetables 3200 lbs, Bread 460 lbs]


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13 October 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater North Camber]

8.45am: Inspected and aired night clothing.

9.30am: Tested lifebuoys - Correct.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

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

3.30pm: Raised steam in first picket boat.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to second part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

11.20pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

11.50pm: Drew fires in first Picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 416 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 886 lbs]


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14 October 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater North Camber]

8.40am: Landed Church parties, RC 34, NC 44.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.10am: Ship’s Company attended Divine Service at Dockyard Church.

11.40am: Church parties returned.

1.0pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am and boys till 6.0pm.

4.0pm: Quarters.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to second part Port Watch till 10.0pm.

[Number on sick list: 11]


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15 October 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater North Camber]

4.0am: Raised steam in first picket boat.

8.40am: Sent working party to Boaz Magazine.

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers.

9.30am: Exercised Physical drill.

9.50am: Exercised Fire Stations and Collision Stations.

10.40am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship training classes at instruction. Section of boys to school.

11.15am: Hoisted in first picket boat.

1.15pm: Hoisted out first picket boat.

1.30pm: Landed field gun’s crew and Search light party. Employed as in forenoon.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol. Non swimmers under instruction.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

10.10pm: Patrol returned.

11.40pm: Drew fires in first picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 375 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 476 lbs]


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16 October 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater North Camber]

8.40am: Landed working party to refit torpedo nets.

am: Employed painting below and as requisite. Section of boys to school. Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship training classes under instruction.

3.50pm: Working party returned.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol.

4.45pm: Arrived HM transport “Walton Hall” [listed here].

6.30pm: Canteen leave to second part Port Watch till 10.0pm.

8.0pm: Night defence crews told off.

8.40pm: Closed B, C doors.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 378 lbs, Vegetables 200 lbs, Bread 490 lbs]

[Rain, heavy at times, from noon]


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17 October 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater North Camber]

8.40am: Landed working parties.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Gunnery and Torpedo training classes under instruction. Section of boys to school.

0.30pm: Working parties returned.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol.

5.30pm: Canteen leave to second part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 374 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 486 lbs]

[Rain for most of day, noon temperature 71F]


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18 October 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater North Camber]

7.0am: Landed party to discharge ammunition from “Walton Hall”.

7.20am: Landed working party.

8.40am: Landed party refitting torpedo nets.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Seamanship training class under instruction. Section of boys to school. Employed on board from Dockyard 14 workmen.

Noon: Working party returned.

pm: Employed as in forenoon and embarking ammunition.

3.50pm: Torpedo net party returned.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol.

5.0pm: Ammunitioning party returned.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to second part Port Watch till 10.0pm.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 374 lbs, Bread 526 lbs]

[Easterly wind force 3-4 to 6 all day, rain for most of the day]


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19 October 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater North Camber]

6.50am: Landed Dockyard parties.

7.20am: Landed Gunnery training class.

8.40am: Landed target and net refitting parties.

am: Employed painting below, refitting and as requisite. Disembarking ammunition from “Walton Hall”.

11.50am: Training class returned.

1.15pm: General Sir James Willcox [Willcocks] GCMG KCB KCSI DSO came on board.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

2.30pm: HE [His Excellency] The Governor left ship.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol.

6.30pm: All Dockyard parties returned. Canteen leave to first part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

10.45pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 354 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 520 lbs]


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20 October 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater North Camber]

6.50am: Landed ammunitioning and Dockyard parties.

8.40am: Landed torpedo net party.

8.45am: Inspected and aired night clothing.

0.15pm: All Dockyard parties returned.

pm: Make and mend cloths.

1.0pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till till [sic] 7.0am and boys till 6.30pm.

4.0pm: Quarters.

4.30pm: Landed patrol.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first part Port Watch till 10.0pm.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 411 lbs, Vegetables 1200 lbs, Bread 1040 lbs]


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21 October 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater North Camber]

9.15am: Landed Church parties, NC 49, RC 34.

10.15am: Ship’s Company attended Divine Service in Dockyard Church.

11.30am: Church parties returned.

1.0pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am and boys till 6.30pm.

6.0pm: Manned A and B pumps for bilge.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to second part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 325 lbs]


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22 October 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater North Camber]

4.0am: Raised steam in first picket boat.

6.50am: Landed Dockyard parties and Seamanship training class.

7.30am: Landed field gun’s crew and marine band.

8.30am: Landed torpedo net party.

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers.

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Gunnery training class under instruction.

11.45am: Training class and torpedo net party returned.

0.20pm: Field gun’s crew and marine band returned.

3.45pm: Dockyard parties 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.

8.0pm: Night defence crews told off.

8.40pm: Closed B, C doors.

10.30pm: Patrol returned.

11.30pm: Drew fires in first picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 369 lbs, Vegetables 3800 + 300 = 4100 lbs, Bread 490 lbs]


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23 October 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater North Camber]

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Gunnery and Torpedo training classes under instruction. Section of boys to school.

1.20pm: Landed target party.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

3.0pm: Creole proceeded to St Georges’ with targets. Target party returned.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 302.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am. Landed patrol.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first part Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

10.10pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 372 lbs, Bread 500 lbs]


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24 October 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside North Breakwater North Camber]

Draught forward 27’ 6”, Draught aft 27’ 3”.

4.0am: Raised steam in first picket boat. Raised steam for 10 knots.

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers.

am: Employed hoisting in boats, preparing to leave wall and as requisite. Section of boys to school.

10.10am: Singled hawsers.

10.58am: Cast off. Proceeded as requisite for passing out of Camber and coming to in A berth.

11.15am: Passed Breakwaters.

11.25am: Came to with Port anchor in 8.5 fathoms veered 5 shackles. Banked fires at 2.5 hours notice.

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay [anchor bearings]: Old Chimney phi abeam starboard Bascule Bridge S80W, Sheers N66.5W, abeam port Ireland Point Wall N27.5W, Anchor N85W 100 yards.

pm: Employed refitting and as requisite. Gunnery and Torpedo training classes under instruction. Section of boys to school.

4.0pm: Quarters.

4.30pm: Landed patrol. Lieutenant Commander Stokes Rees and Recording party came on board.

5.0pm: Placed look outs.

6.15pm: Hoisted in and drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

8.0pm: Night defence crews told off.

8.40pm: Closed B; C doors.

10.10pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 148 lbs, Vegetables 200 lbs, Bread 530 lbs]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 84F]


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25 October 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.38, Long -64.71 [very rough estimate as no position information given]

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay]

2.0am: Raised steam for 10 knots.

5.56am: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite for passing into Shelly Bay.

6.50am: Came to with Starboard anchor in 6.75 fathoms veered 6 shackles.

[At single anchor Shelly Bay [anchor bearings]: Round Tower N66.5E, Crawl Point S79.5E, Shelly Bay Point S12.5E]

8.40am: Embarked from SS “Chignecto” Gunnery class of 51 Gunlayers 2, 1 Gunlayer 1. Joined ship Mr FD Banner Acting ME [probably Mechanical Engineer] and Mr WJ Rooke Acting Boatswain.

9.0am: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite for passing into Murray’s Anchorage.

9.30am: “Creole” with targets joined company. Sent target party to ditto.

9.45am: Proceeded as requisite for carrying out practices by Gunnery class.

9.50am: Commenced aiming rifle practice.

[As requisite for passing up and down a line N57E - S57W between No 12 Fairway and No 13 buoys]

am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Guns crews assisting Gunnery class as requisite. Gunnery training class under examination.

0.15pm: Sent recording party to “Creole”.

pm: Make and mend clothes. Guns crews assisting Gunnery class as requisite.

0.38pm: Completed aiming rifle practice.

0.54pm: Commenced 12 pounder practice.

1.45pm: Completed ditto.

1.58pm: Commenced sub calibre practice.

2.35pm: Discontinued practice.

3.20pm: Pinnace returned with parties. Hoisted in ditto.

3.29pm: Proceeded as requisite for passing into Grassy Bay. “Creole” with targets proceeded to St Georges.

4.30pm: Came to with Starboard anchor in 8.5 fathoms veered 5 shackles. Banked fires at 2.5 hours notice. Hoisted out boats. Placed look outs.

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay [anchor bearings]: abeam port Ireland Point Wall N20W, Engine House Chimney phi North Breakwater Green Light N87W, Stags Beacon S30W]

6.40pm: Landed party attending Military tattoo and patrol.

8.0pm: Night defence crews told off.

8.40pm: Closed B, C doors.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 706 lbs, Vegetables 200 lbs, Bread 596 lbs]


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26 October 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.38, Long -64.71 [very rough estimate as no position information given]

[More gunnery practice today, along same line, with “Creole”, departing at 6.40am, returning at 4.20pm. Only key events recorded here]

[At single anchor A Berth Grassy Bay]

9.3am: Resumed sub calibre practice.

9.25am: Completed sub calibre practice.

9.30am: Commenced superimposed turret practice.

9.40am: Completed ditto.

9.50am: Commenced 6 inch service practice.

1.25pm: Completed 6 inch service practice.

2.20pm: Commenced 12 inch service practice.

2.40pm: Completed all practices by Gunnery class.

3.55pm: Stopped and as requisite. Landed berthing party.

4.0pm: Entered South Basin. Engines as requisite.

4.20pm: Secured alongside Wall.

[Alongside South Basin Wall]

4.30pm: Hoisted out Steam Pinnace. Let fires die out except as requisite for auxiliary purposes. Employed disembarking empty ammunition cases.

5.50pm: Sent Lieutenant Commander Stokes Rees, Gunnery Class and Recording party to “Charybdis”.

6.0pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to second part Port Watch till 10.0pm. Landed patrol.

10.10pm: Patrol returned.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 398 lbs, Bread 506 lbs]


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27 October 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside South Basin Wall]

4.0am: Lit fires in first Picket boat.

5.35am: Hands employed cleaning Ship, opened B and C doors.

6.0am: SS “Chignecto” sailed.

6.30am: Read Warrant No 303.

7.15am: Discharged 1 Ratings to detention.

8.0am: Fired Court Martial Gun and hoisted Union Jack.

8.45am: Divisions, Aired night clothing.

8.55am: Special parties as Required. Life buoys tested and found correct.

9.0am: Dredger King George [featured here] left Dry dock.

9.30am: Court Martial held on board.

9.50am: Queen Mary entered Dry Dock.

10.10am: Court Martial finished.

10.50am: Creole arrived with Targets.

10.55am: Target party left Ship to moor up rafts.

0.20pm: Target party returned on board. Hands make and mend clothes.

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

2.30pm: Discharged Mr Thompson Warrant Engineer to [HMS] “Isis”.

3.30pm: SS “Clintania” [probably “Clintonia] No 1815 arrived and anchored in Grassy Bay.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters.

4.15pm: 35 Ratings from “Caesar” and 66 Gunlayers II and 1 Gunlayer I Gunnery Class from Charybdis joined Isis.

4.30pm: Landed Patrol.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first Part of Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

8.0pm: Night defence guns crews told off.

8.40pm: Closed B and C doors.

10.0pm: Canteen party returned on board.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.

10.30pm: Steam Pinnace banked fires.

11.40pm: First Picket boat drew fires.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 443 lbs, Vegetables 1200 lbs, Bread 1020 lbs]


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28 October 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside South Basin Wall]

7.25am: SS Cascapedia arrived 2 bags of mails for Dockyard.

8.30am: Landed Roman Catholics 34.

9.15am: Landed Wesleyans 30.

9.15am: Sent Hospital party 8 men, 1 PO and 1 NCO to transport Patients and luggage from Hospital to “Isis”.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.5am: Landed C of E [Church of England] party.

10.20am: RCs returned.

10.30am: Discharged Mr Kingdom ME to “Isis”.

11.0am: Hospital party returned. Sent 4 bags of mails to “Isis”.

11.15am: Wesleyans returned.

11.45am: Picket boat left for Isis with Captain and Mr Hallam.

1.0pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am and Watch of boys till 6.30pm.

1.10pm: Isis Weighed anchor and proceeded to Sea.

4.30pm: Landed liberty men and Patrol.

5.30pm: Liberty men landed. Rove Main Derrick Guys.

6.30pm: Boys returned from leave. Landed Canteen party.

10.0pm: Canteen party returned on board.

10.15pm: Patrol returned on board.


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29 October 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside South Basin Wall]

4.0am: Lit fires in first Picket boat and spread fires in Steam Pinnace.

5.45am: Opened B and C doors. Worked Main derrick. Starboard Watch hoisted out Sailing Pinnace, Second Picket boat, Launch Boiler and 2 Target rafts. Cleaned upper deck and Mess deck.

6.50am: Landed Keep Yard party.

7.0am: Liberty men returned.

7.30am: SS Clintania [sic] No 1815 came into North Camber.

8.40am: Send Special parties to Dock Yard. Target party employed about targets. Gunnery and Torpedo training classes at Instructions. Remainder of hands employed as Requisite.

11.45am: Sent 1 bag of mails to SS “Cascapedia”.

11.55am: Dockyard parties returned on board.

pm: Hands employed as in Forenoon.

4.5pm: Keep Yard party returned.

5.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am. Landed Patrol and Liberty men.

6.30pm: Canteen party landed.

8.0pm: Night defence crews told off.

8.40pm: Closed B and C doors.

10.0pm: Canteen party and Patrol returned on board. Steam Pinnace banked fires.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 350 lbs, Vegetables 200 lbs, Bread 380 lbs]


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30 October 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside South Basin Wall]

5.45am: Both Watches opened B and C doors and cleaned upper deck.

6.50am: Landed Boatswains, Carpenters and Sailmakers partys [parties]. Dismounting party carrying on work.

7.0am: Liberty men returned on board.

8.45am: Torpedo training class left ship for instructions to fire depth charge.

10.30am: Carpenter Boaz Island left ship.

10.45am: Torpedo training Class returned. Remainder of hands employed as requisite. Dockyard men working on board. Gunners party painting magazines.

11.50am: Boaz Island party returned.

1.0pm: Seafern came alongside to water ship.

1.10pm: Dockyard partys [sic] landed. Torpedo training class at Instructions. Remainder of hands as in Forenoon.

1.45pm: Dockyard men resumed work.

3.55pm: Seafern left Ship.

5.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Liberty men and Patrol landed.

6.30pm: Landed Canteen party.

7.55pm: Exercised burning Search lights Instructions to training class.

9.50pm: Patrol returned on board.

10.0pm: Canteen Party returned.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 343 lbs, Vegetables 2200 lbs, Bread 430 lbs]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 78F]


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31 October 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside South Basin Wall]

6.50am: Landed Boatswains dismounting, Carpenters and sailmakers partys.

7.10am: Dockyard workmen came onboard.

9.0am: Special parties as Requisite. Torpedo training class at Instructions. Gunnery training class dismounting 6 inch guns. Gunners party painting out Magazines.

11.50am: Dockyard parties returned.

1.10pm: Dockyard partys landed. Mess deck party painting Mess deck.

1.20pm: Hands employed as in Forenoon.

5.30pm: Special leave to Port watch till 7.0am. Landed Patrol and Liberty men.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to second Part of Port Watch [should probably be Starboard Watch] till 10.0pm.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 349 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 418 lbs]

[Southerly wind force 4 or 4-5 from noon, weather fine]


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LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1917


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[Right hand side of cover, signed by Navigating Officer Stubbs [as before] and approved by EC Stubbs Commander Y for Captain]

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[Page with details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 November 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside South Basin Wall]

6.30am: Read Warrant No 304.

6.50am: Landed Dockyard parties. Dismounting party dismounting 6 inch guns.

7.15am: Dockyard Workmen came on board.

7.40am: Discharged 1 Prisoner (Marine) to detention.

8.45am: Hands painting Mess deck, Ward room and boats. Torpedo training class under examination. Remainder of hands discharging ammunition to Keep Yard.

Noon: Dockyard parties returned.

0.30pm: Paid Ship’s Company monthly payment.

1.30pm: Special parties as in Forenoon. Remainder as Requisite.

4.0pm: Boat party returned.

5.0pm: Dockyard parties returned.

5.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Landed Patrol.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to second Part of Port Watch till 10.0pm.

8.0pm: Told off night defence guns crews.

10.0pm: Canteen party returned.

10.5pm: Patrol returned.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 344 lbs, Vegetables 200 lbs, Bread 470 lbs]


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2 November 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside South Basin Wall]

6.50am: Special parties as for Yesterday dismounting 6 inch guns.

7.5am: Dockyard workmen came aboard.

8.45am: Special partys [sic] to Dockyard. Remainder of hands as Requisite.

9.30am: SS Seafern came alongside to water ship.

10.15am: Queen Mary (Dredger) came out of Dock. Louise entered Dock.

11.50am: Dockyard parties returned.

1.10pm: Special parties as in Forenoon. Men passing for higher rating working with Bosun. Mess deck and Boat party painting Mess deck and boats. Gunners party 8 Hands painting magazine. Remainder of hands as Requisite.

5.0pm: Read Warrant No 305.

5.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am. Landed Patrol.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to second Part of Starboard Watch till 10.0pm.

10.15pm: Patrol returned onboard.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 344 lbs, Vegetables 2200 lbs, Bread 520 lbs]


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3 November 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside South Basin Wall].

1.30am: Second Picket boat banked fires.

5.0am: Lit fires in first Picket boat.

6.50am: Dockyard parties landed.

6.30am: Drew Steam Cutter from Dockyard.

8.40am: Painting parties called on. Remainder of hands cleaned Mess deck.

11.0am: Carpenters party returned.

11.50am: Remainder of Dockyard party returned.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes. Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Leave to Watch of Boys till 6.30pm.

4.45pm: Unbent Side screens.

6.30pm: Landed Canteen party. Liberty Boys returned on board.

10.0pm: Canteen party returned on board.

10.5pm: Patrol returned.

11.40pm: Steam Cutter drew fires.

11.50pm: First Picket boat banked fires.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 694 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 880 lbs]


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4 November 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside South Basin Wall]

6.30am: Cleaned Mess deck.

7.0am: Liberty men returned.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.0am: Landed Roman Catholics (28).

10.5am: Landed C of E party.

11.25am: C of E party returned.

11.35am: Roman Catholics returned.

pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am and Watch of boys till 6.30pm.

2.15pm: Wind shifted to NNW with fresh squall and heavy rain. One Awning stantion [stanchion] carried away. Furled Quarter Deck awning.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first Part of Starboard Watch till 10pm.

8.0pm: Told off night defence guns crews.

8.40pm: Closed B and C doors.

[Showers on and off all day, wind shifting from south westerly to north westerly then north easterly from 2.0pm. Squally force 5 from 3pm. Noon temperature 77F]


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5 November 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside South Basin Wall]

4.0am: Lit fires in first Picket boat.

6.50am: Dockyard parties landed.

7.0am: Liberty men returned on board. Dockyard Workmen came on board.

8.40am: Gunners party and 8 hands discharging 3 pounder ammunition to Keep Yard. Hands painting Mess deck. Remainder of hands employed as Requisite Refitting.

9.20am: RMS Chaleur arrived and anchored in Grassy Bay.

9.40am: Chief Gunner Mr Diamond joined ship.

9.45am: RMS Chaleur weighed and proceeded to Hamilton.

11.30am: Ordnance party arrived from St Georges.

11.45am: Dockyard parties returned.

1.10pm: Dockyard parties landed.

1.25pm: Special parties as Requisite. Remainder of hands as in Forenoon.

5.0pm: Dockyard parties returned on board. Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Landed Patrol.

6.30pm: Landed Canteen party.

10.0pm: Canteen Party returned on board.

10.15pm: Steam Cutter banked fires. Patrol returned on board.

11.40pm: First Picket boat drew fires.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 344 lbs, Vegetables 2300 lbs, Bread 460 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 193 tons, Oil 239 tons]


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6 November 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside South Basin Wall]

5.45am: Hands employed cleaning ship and getting in Port ladder.

6.15am: Cleaned mess deck and singled wires.

7.10am: Dockyard workmen came on board.

7.45am: Hands preparing to dock ship.

8.20am: Ship left Jetty.

9.0am: Ship docked. Hands employed scrubbing ships bottom.

[Dry Dock]

10.30am: SS Chaleur proceeded out of harbour.

11.30am: Dockyard parties returned.

3.20pm: Schooner William H Summers [probably William H Sumner] proceeded to Hamilton. Received 28 Tons of Welsh Coal from Dockyard.

4.50pm: SS Cascapedia proceeded to Hamilton. Received one bag of mails. All Dry dock flooding arrangements tested and found correct. Exercised fire stations.

7.0pm: Canteen leave to Port Watch and second Part of Starboard Watch till 10pm.

9.0pm: Told off Submerged Flat and Ammunition passage Sentries.

10.0pm: Canteen party returned. Banked fires in Steam Cutter.

11.40pm: Drew fires in first Picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 348 lbs, Vegetables 300 lbs, Bread 430 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 218 tons, Oil 239 tons]


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7 November 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Dry Dock]

4.0am: Lit fires in first Picket boat, spread fires in Steam Cutter.

6.50am: Dockyard parties left ship. Hands employed as Requisite for refitting.

9.35am: American Yachts “Druid”, “Lydonia” and “Cythera”, French Patrol boats [Submarine Chasers] SC316, SC347, SC348 arrived and anchored in Grassy Bay.

10.20am: Weighed and proceeded in Camber. Cytheria [sic] and SC316, SC347, SC348 North Basin, Druid and Lydonia South Basin.

11.45am: Dockyard parties returned on board.

1.10pm: Dockyard parties landed. 20 Hands employed about dock. 12 Hands landed transporting Cables. Remainder of hands as Requisite for refitting.

5.0pm: Dockyard parties returned on board.

5.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Landed Patrol.

6.0pm: Exercised Fire Stations.

6.30pm: Landed Canteen party.

10.0pm: Canteen party returned on board. Banked fires in Steam Cutter.

11.40pm: Banked fires in first Picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 344 lbs, Vegetables 300 lbs, Bread 450 lbs]


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8 November 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Dry Dock]

6.50am: Landed Dockyard parties. Dockyard and [?] party working in dock. Remainder of hands employed as Requisite for refitting.

7.30am: American Yacht “Artemus” [Artemis] and Motor patrol boat SC65 arrived and anchored in Grassy Bay.

8.0am: Yacht “Artemus” proceeded to Hamilton and Motor patrol boat moored in North Camber. Marines employed loading stores for Camp in Launch and [SS] Seafern.

11.30am: Discharged one Cot Case to Hospital.

11.50am: Dockyard parties returned on board. RMS Chaldeur [presumably Chaudiere or Chaleur] arrived and anchored in C Berth in Grassy Bay.

0.45pm: Marines left Ship for Warwick [Warwick Camp]. Sent 3 bags of mails to “Cascapedia” who proceeded out of harbour.

1.20pm: Landed Dockyard parties. Remainder of hands employed on Ships bottom.

5.0pm: Dockyard parties returned.

5.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am. Landed Patrol. Exercised Fire Stations.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first Part of Starboard Watch till 10pm.

9.0pm: Sent 3 bags of mails to SS “Chaldeur” [sic].

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 346 lbs, Bread 450 lbs]


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9 November 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Dry Dock]

6.15am: SS “Chaudeur” [Chaudiere or Chaleur] sailed.

6.50am: Dockyard parties landed. Read Warrant No 306. Remainder of hands cleaning ship.

7.40am: Discharged one Prisoner to detention.

8.0am: Hands employed as Requisite for refitting. 6 hands returned Field Gun.

8.48am: American Yachts Wenonah and Rambler and French SC’s 75, 76 and 243 moored in North Camber. Wenonah proceeded to Hamilton. Rambler anchored in Grassy Bay.

10.30am: Discharged 1 Cot case patient to Hospital.

1.20pm: Landed Dockyard parties. Remainder of hands as in Forenoon, Refitting.

5.0pm: Dockyard parties returned on board.

5.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Landed Patrol.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to second Part of Port Watch till 10pm.

7.30pm: Slung clean Hammocks.

10.0pm: Canteen party returned on board. Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 346 lbs, Vegetables 3550 lbs, Bread 400 lbs]

[North westerly wind force 3 to 5 all day, weather mostly fine, noon temperature 68F]


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10 November 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Dry Dock]

6.45am: Landed Dockyard parties. Remainder of hands cleaning ship.

7.45am: American Yacht “Wenonah” arrived from Hamilton and moored in Camber.

9.15am: USA Yachts “Margret” [actually “Margaret” - article here about the ship also includes details of other American vessels visiting Bermuda at this time], “May”, “Helenita”, “Utowana” and Store Ship “Hanibal” [Hannibal] and French SCs 316, 317 and 66 arrived and anchored in Grassy bay. SC moored in Camber.

11.45am: Hanibal [sic] and “May” weighed and proceeded and anchored in Great Sound.

11.50am: Dockyard parties returned on board.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes. Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am and Watch of Boys till 6.30pm.

6.0pm: Exercised Fire Stations.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to second Part of Starboard Watch till 10pm.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 697 lbs, Bread 1100 lbs]


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11 November 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Dry Dock]

8.30am: Landed Roman Catholics (27).

9.30am: Landed Wesleyans (32).

10.0am: C of E attended Divine Service at Dockyard Church.

10.45am: USA Yacht Druid entered Camber. Church parties returned.

0.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till. 7.0am. Watch of Boys till 6.30pm.

3.45pm: Football parties landed.

4.0pm: Quarters.

6.0pm: Exercised Fire Stations.

6.30pm: Landed Canteen party.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Thunder and lightning in late am, otherwise fine weather, noon temperature 70F]


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12 November 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Dry Dock]

4.0am: Spread fires in Steam Cutter. Lit fires in first Picket boat.

6.50am: Landed Dockyard parties. Docking party carried on. Remainder of hands cleaning ship.

7.0am: Liberty men returned on board.

8.0am: Painting party painting on Captain’s Cabin.

9.15am: USA Yacht Helenita arrived from Great Sound and anchored in Grassy Bay and secured alongside Yacht Wenonah in Camber at 10.30am.

10.30am: Sent one Patient to Hospital.

11.10am: USA Yacht May underweigh.

11.25am: USA Yacht May anchored near A Berth in Grassy bay.

1.20pm: Docking party painting ships bottom. Landed Dockyard parties. Remainder of hands employed as Requisite for Refitting.

1.30pm: USA Yacht May entered Camber and moored alongside Long Arm.

2.15pm: US Utowana entered Camber.

5.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am. Landed Patrol.

6.30pm: Leave (Canteen) to first part of Starboard Watch till 10pm. Exercised Fire Stations.

10.0pm: Steam Cutter banked fires. Canteen party returned on board. Patrol returned.

11.35pm: First Picket boat drew fires.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 345 lbs, Vegetables 1600 lbs, Bread 440 lbs]

[No weather information recorded in log in pm]


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13 November 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Dry Dock]

4.0am: Lit fires in first Picket boat. Spread fires in Steam Cutter.

6.50am: Landed Dockyard parties.

7.0am: Liberty men returned and Patrol. 2 Stokers put under arrest for coming aboard drunk. Docking party working in dock. Remainder of hands employed as Requisite Refitting.

8.30am: SS Stephen [listed here] arrived and anchored in Grassy bay.

11.50am: Dockyard parties returned.

Noon: US Yacht Lydonia left Camber and anchored in G Berth in Grassy bay. Druid shifted and went alongside “Shah”.

0.20pm: SS Stephen entered Camber and made fast under Sheer legs.

1.20pm: Special parties as in Forenoon. 2 POs [Petty Officers], 1 Leading Hand and 20 hands stowing Naval Stores. Remainder of hands Refitting and as Requisite.

3.20pm: Cythera left Camber and anchored in Grassy bay. Wind shifted to WSW.

5.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Landed Patrol.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to second Part of Port Watch till 10.0pm.

10.0pm: Canteen party returned on board. Patrol returned.

10.15pm: Steam Cutter banked fires.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 349 lbs, Bread 560 lbs]


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14 November 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Dry Dock]

6.50am: Landed Dockyard parties and Store Ship party. Remainder of hands cleaning ship.

8.0am: Hands employed as Requisite for Refitting.

8.20am: Commenced flooding dock.

11.50am: Dockyard parties returned.

1.20pm: Landed Dockyard parties. Remainder of hands employed as in Forenoon.

5.0pm: Dockyard parties returned.

5.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am. Landed Patrol.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to second Part of Starboard Watch till 10pm.

10.0pm: Canteen party returned on board.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 346 lbs, Vegetables 1300 lbs, Bread 480 lbs]


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15 November 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Dry Dock]

6.50am: Landed Store party.

7.40am: SS Cliftonia [Clintonia] left Camber.

8.20am: Hands preparing Ship for leaving dock.

8.40am: Proceeded out of dock.

9.15am: Made fast alongside South Basin Wall. Hands employed cleaning ship and clearing up Jetty.

[South Basin Wall]

Noon: Dockyard parties returned.

0.30pm: Landed Ammunition party.

1.20pm: Landed Dockyard parties. Remainder of hands as Requisite Refitting.

2.30pm: US Yacht May entered dock.

2.45pm: Ammunition party returned.

3.0pm: US Yacht Rambler came alongside to oil.

4.5pm: Ammunition lighter came alongside.

5.0pm: Read Warrant No 307. Dockyard parties returned.

5.30pm: Special Leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am.

5.40pm: Shifted lighter and Rambler.

6.30pm: Landed Canteen party.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 345 lbs, Vegetables 1300 lbs, Bread 420 lbs]


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16 November 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside South Basin Wall]

4.0am: Lit fires in first Picket boat.

6.50am: Dockyard parties and Store Ship party landed. Remainder of hands employed ammunitioning ship.

9.30am: Finished Ammunition. Hands employed unrigging gear.

10.45am: Ammunition Lighter left Ship.

11.50am: Dockyard parties returned.

1.10pm: Store Ship party left Ship and Dockyard party.

2.25pm: French SC [Submarine Chaser] undocked.

3.15pm: US Yacht May undocked and proceeded to Grassy bay and anchored.

5.0pm: Dockyard parties returned.

5.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am. Landed Patrol.

6.0pm: Exercised Fire Stations.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first Part of Starboard Watch till 10pm.

8.30pm: Steam Cutter drew fires.

10.0pm: Canteen party and Patrol returned on board.

11.45pm: First Picket boat banked fires.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 346 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 546 lbs]

[Squally wind force 4 or 5 all day, south westerly then north westerly, weather mostly fine, lightning in evening. Barometric pressure recorded hourly in am (relatively stable), noon temperature 68F]


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17 November 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside South Basin Wall]

4.0am: Lit fires in Steam Cutter. Spread fires in first Picket boat.

6.50am: Landed Ammunition party and Dockyard parties. Remainder of hands cleaned ship.

7.0am: Liberty men returned on board.

8.0am: US Yacht proceeded in Dry dock.

11.50am: Dockyard parties returned.

0.30pm: Ammunition party returned.

1.0pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Watch of Boys till 6.30pm.

1.30pm: Ammunition Lighter came alongside.

3.45pm: Ammunition party embarking Ammunition.

4.30pm: SS Cascapedia arrived and proceeded to Hamilton.

4.45pm: Received 6 Bags of Mails on board from SS Cascapedia.

6.50pm: Ammunition party finished.

7.15pm: Landed Canteen party.

9.50pm: Steam Cutter banked fires.

10.0pm: Canteen party returned.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.

11.15pm: First Picket boat drew fires.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 381 lbs, Vegetables 2300 lbs, Bread 880 lbs]

[Another squally day, winds westerly or south westerly in am, north westerly in pm, force 4 or 5 all day, lightning in early am, rain on and off all day]


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18 November 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside South Basin Wall]

7.50am: Landed Roman Catholics (29).

8.50am: Roman Catholics returned.

9.20am: Landed Wesleyans (45).

9.40am: Divisions.

10.10am: C of E attended Dockyard Church.

10.30am: US Yacht Druid undocked.

11.15am: Church parties returned.

11.40am: SS Stephen left Camber and proceeded out of harbour.

0.10pm: US Yacht Rambler left Camber and proceeded outwards. Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am. Leave to Boys of Watch till 6.30pm.

1.25pm: Handed under weigh. 1.47pm: Anchored in Grassy bay [Grassy Bay].

2.15pm: US Yacht Helenita entered dry dock.

2.43pm: Utowana shifted alongside Caesar. 25 American Squadron Weighed and proceeded.

3.20pm: SS Cascapedia proceeded out of harbour.

4.30pm: Landed Patrol.

6.30pm: Landed Canteen party.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 312 lbs]

[Still squally in early am, quieter later]


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19 November 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside South Basin Wall]

6.50am: Landed Dockyard parties. 45 hands and 2 Leading Hands discharging ammunition. Remainder of hands cleaning ship.

8.0am: Hands employed as Requisite for Refitting.

8.45am: HMS Duke of Edingburgh [Edinburgh] anchored in grass bay [Grassy Bay].

9.30am: US Yacht Druid proceeded to sea in company with 9 French Submarine Chasers.

9.45am: Ajax left ship with Ammunition party.

10.0am: HMS Duke of Edingburgh [sic] came alongside.

11.50am: Dockyard parties returned.

1.0pm: Landed Dockyard parties and Ammunition party. Remainder of hands as in forenoon.

2.0pm: SS Chignecto arrived and proceeded to Hamilton. Received 3 bags of mails. Lieutenant MG O’Brien RNR joined ship from SS Chignecto.

5.0pm: Ammunition party returned.

5.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Landed Patrol.

6.30pm: Landed Canteen party.

10.0pm: Canteen party returned.

10.10pm: Patrol returned.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 353 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 420 lbs]


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20 November 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside South Basin Wall]

6.50am: Landed Dockyard parties. Remainder of hands employed clean up ship.

7.30am: HMS Carnarvon anchored in Grass bay [Grassy Bay].

8.0am: Received 11 bags of mails.

am: Hands employed as Requisite for refitting. American Trawler Utowana left Camber and proceeded to Sea.

11.20am: Steam Trawlers 2, 7, 8, 11 (Canadian) and HMS Shearwater arrived and made fast in North Camber. Gunners party preparing Cordite for landing. Mr JR Thompson Artificer Engineer joined ship from HMS Shearwater.

11.55am: Dockyard parties returned.

0.20pm: Ajax came alongside.

1.10pm: Landed Dockyard parties.

2.0pm: Ajax left Ship with Ammunition party.

5.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am. Landed Patrol.

6.30pm: Landed Canteen party.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 350 lbs, Vegetables 300 lbs, Bread 780 lbs]


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21 November 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside South Basin Wall]

4.0am: Lit fires in first Picket boat and Steam Cutter.

6.50am: Landed Dockyard parties. Remainder of hands cleaning Ship.

7.5am: Dockyard workmen came onboard. 20 hands at Boaz working about Ammunition. Remainder of hands as Requisite for refitting.

10.50am: SS Seabury arrived and proceeded to Hamilton.

11.55am: Ammunition party returned and Dockyard parties.

1.30pm: Landed Dockyard parties. Special parties as required. Remainder of hands as in forenoon.

5.0pm: Dockyard parties returned.

5.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Landed Patrol.

5.35pm: Second Picket boat drew fires.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to second Part of Port Watch till 10pm.

9.50pm: Steam Cutter drew fires.

10.0pm: Canteen party returned.

10.10pm: Patrol returned.

11.35pm: First Picket boat drew fires.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 359 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 160 lbs]


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22 November 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside South Basin Wall]

6.50am: Landed dockyard parties. Remainder of hands cleaning ship. Read Warrant No 308. Liberty men returned.

7.10am: Dockyard workmen came onboard.

7.30am: Discharged 1 Rating to Detention Quarters. Hands employed as Requisite for refitting.

11.45am: Forwarded 2 bags of mail per HMS Duke of Edengburgh [Edinburgh]. Discharged Lieutenant JS Wilem RNR to HMS Duke of Edengburgh [sic].

11.50am: Dockyard parties returned,

0.15pm: Discharged Mr Powell Artificer Engineer to HMS Duke of Edengburgh [sic].

1.10pm: Landed Dockyard parties. Remainder of hands as in forenoon.

3.30pm: HMS “Carnarvon” entered Camber.

4.20pm: Read Warrant No 309.

5.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Landed Patrol.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to second Part of Port Watch till 10pm.

10.10pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 345 lbs, Bread 430 lbs]


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23 November 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside South Basin Wall]

6.50am: Landed Dockyard parties. Remainder of hands cleaning Ship.

7.0am: Liberty men returned on board. Discharged 2 Ratings (Able Seamen) to Detention (St Georges).

7.15am: [SS] Seafern came alongside. Hands employed Blacking down aloft and as Requisite for refitting.

11.50am: Dockyard parties returned.

1.10pm: Landed Dockyard parties. Remainder of hands as in Forenoon.

3.0pm: Marines returned from Warwick Camp. Dr Sara returned from Warwick Camp.

5.0pm: Dockyard parties returned.

5.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am.

6.30pm: Landed Canteen party.

7.15pm: Steam cutter drew fires for cleaning tubes.

8.30pm: Closed B and C doors.

10.0pm: Canteen party returned and Patrol.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 339 lbs, Vegetables 1300 lbs, Bread 500 lbs]


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24 November 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside South Basin Wall]

6.50am: Landed Dockyard parties. Remainder of hands cleaning Ship.

7.30am: HMS “Shearwater” left Camber.

8.30a: Starboard Watch cleaned Mess deck and Flats. Remainder of hands as Requisite.

9.30am: Tested Lifebuoys, found Correct.

11.55am: Dockyard parties returned.

pm: Hands make and mend Clothes. Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am and first Part of Starboard till 10pm. Boy[s] of Port watch and first part of Starboard Watch till 10pm.

1.10pm: HMS Shearwater arrived with US Ship “Utowanah” [Utowana] in tow.

2.10pm: Utowanah [sic] entered Camber. “Shearwater” proceeded and anchored in Great Sound.

7.15pm: One Marine joined ship from detention.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 682 lbs, Vegetables 2300 lbs, Bread 840 lbs]

[Rain and showers for most of day, noon temperature 71F]


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25 November 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside South Basin Wall]

6.30am: Port Watch Cleaned Mess deck and Flats.

8.30am: Landed Roman Catholics (29).

9.20am: Landed Wesleyans (41).

9.40am: Divisions. Read Warrant 310.

10.15am: Landed C of E for Service in Dockyard Church.

11.40am: Church parties returned.

1.0pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am, Watch of Boys till 6.30pm.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters.

4.10pm: SS EL “Capitaine” [more probably “El Capitan”, just possibly this ship] arrived and proceeded to Hamilton. Landed Patrol.

4.45pm: HMS Roxburg [Roxburgh] arrived and anchored in Grass bay [Grassy Bay].

6.30pm: Liberty Boys returned. Canteen leave to second Part of Port Watch till 10pm.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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26 November 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside South Basin Wall]

6.50am: Landed Dockyard parties. Remainder of hands employed cleaning Ship.

7.30am: AH [Admiral’s House] working party left ship. Dockyard workmen came aboard.

8.20am: “Ajax” [possibly this ship] came alongside.

8.30am: Ammunition party left ship with “Ajax”. Remainder of hands employed as Requisite for refitting.

9.45am: SS Clintonia arrived and anchored in Grassy Bay.

10.55am: Ammunition party returned.

11.0am: Discharge one Patient to “Charybdis”.

11.50am: Dockyard parties returned.

0.20pm: Landed Ammunition party.

1.10pm: Landed Dockyard parties. Remainder of hands as in Forenoon refitting.

2.0pm: SS “Clintonia” weighed and proceeded alongside HMS “Roxburg” [Roxburgh].

4.50pm: Dockyard parties returned.

5.10pm: AH working party returned.

5.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am. Landed Patrol.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first Part of Starboard Watch till 10pm.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 650 lbs, Vegetables 300 lbs, Bread 415 lbs]

[Squally north westerly wind force 4 to 6 all day, noon temperature 62F]


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27 November 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside South Basin Wall]

6.50am: Landed Dockyard parties. Hands employed clearing up decks. Liberty men returned.

7.15am: AH working party left ship.

am: Special parties refitting. Remainder of hands employed preparing Ship for Coaling.

11.45am: Dockyard parties returned. SS Clintonia left “Roxburg” [sic] and anchored in Grassy bay.

1.10pm: Landed Dockyard parties.

1.20pm: Remainder of hands refitting and as Requisite.

2.30pm: SS “Clintonia” came alongside.

4.30pm: El Capitan passed out of harbour. Special leave to Starboard Watch till 10pm. Landed Patrol.

4.45pm: Dockyard parties returned.

5.35pm: AH working party returned. SS “Cascapedia” arrived and anchored in Grassy Bay.

6.30pm: Landed Canteen party.

7.30pm: Received 1 bag of mails.

9.30pm: Liberty men and Canteen Party returned.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 348 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 420 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 146 tons, Oil 194 tons]

[Another squally day, north westerly winds initially force 7-8, then force 5 for rest of am, force 6 for most of pm, rain on and off, noon temperature 58F]


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28 November 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside South Basin Wall]

5.30am: Hands employed Coaling Ship.

6.15am: SS “Cascapedia” proceeded to Hamilton.

6.50am: Landed Dockyard parties.

7.15am: Landed Admirals House working party.

8.25am: Carried on Coaling.

11.50am: Dockyard parties returned.

0.10am: Finished Coaling. Received 830 Tons.

1.15am: Hands employed unrigging Collier and cleaning Ship.

2.2pm: Port Watch cleaned mess deck.

2.12am: SS Clintonia Cast off and anchored in Grassy Bay.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am. Landed Patrol.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first Part of Starboard Watch till 10pm.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 343 lbs, Vegetables 300 lbs, Bread 420 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 971 tons, Oil 194 tons]


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29 November 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside South Basin Wall]

7.0am: Liberty men returned. Dockyard and Admiral’s House working party landed.

8.45am: Party painting Flats. Carpenters’ party replacing main derrick blocks. Remainder of hands employed getting in 6 inch and 12 pounder Projectiles. Refitting and as Requisite.

10.25am: US Yacht Helenita came out of dock. Discharged one cot case to Hospital.

11.55am: Dockyard parties returned.

Noon: Sent two bags of mails to “Roxburg” [Roxburgh].

1.0pm: SS Cascapedia proceeded outwards.

5.0pm: Dockyard and AH parties returned.

5.20pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am.

5.40pm: 6 Ratings left Ship to Join [HMS] “Carnarvon”. 3 Ratings joined ship from “Carnarvon”.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to second Part of Port Watch till 10pm.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 342 lbs, Vegetables 800 lbs, Bread 420 lbs]


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30 November 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside South Basin Wall]

4.0am: Lit fires in second Picket boat. Spread fires in Steam Cutter.

6.50am: Landed Dockyard parties. Remainder of hands clearing up decks.

7.10am: Dockyard workmen came aboard.

7.35am: Keep Yard party left ship and Charybdis party.

am: Hands employed as Requisite for refitting.

9.0am: HMS Carnarvon left Camber and anchored in B Berth Grassy bay.

10.10am: SS Clintonia weighed and proceeded in Camber.

11.50am: Dockyard parties returned.

1.10pm: Landed Dockyard parties.

1.20pm: Hands employed as in Forenoon.

4.0pm: HMS Carnarvon weighed and proceeded out of harbour.

5.0pm: Dockyard parties returned.

5.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am. Landed Patrol.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to second Part of Starboard Watch till10pm.

9.20pm: Drew fires in Steam Cutter.

10.0pm: Canteen party returned.

10.10pm: Patrol returned.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 346 lbs, Vegetables 1700 lbs, Bread 485 lbs]


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LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1917


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[Left hand side of cover of Log; “Copy of” crossed through; “I certify that this is a complete copy of the original Log” (“a complete copy of” crossed through) [handwritten addition on next page] “of HMS “Caesar” for the month of December 1917”, approved by Captain Foot (as before)]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed by Navigating Officer Commander Stubbs (as before)]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 December 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside South Basin Wall]

5.30am: Rove Main Derrick Topping lift.

6.50am: Hands employed cleaning Ship. Opened B and C Doors.

7.30am: Landed Keep Yard and Charybdis parties.

9.15am: Worked Main derrick. Hoisted in first Picket boat.

10.0am: Flagship “Leviathan” arrived and anchored in Grassy Bay. Received one bag of mails.

11.50am: Dockyard parties returned.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes. Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am and Watch of Boys till 6.30pm.

3.55pm: 15 Musicians joined Ship from “Leviathan”.

4.30pm: Landed Patrol.

6.30pm: Landed Canteen party.

7.30pm: One Rating joined Ship from detention.

9.0pm: Closed B and C doors.

10.0am: Canteen party returned.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.

10.30pm: Placed one Stoker under Sentry’s charge.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 336 lbs, Vegetables 2300 lbs, Bread 820 lbs]

[Overcast with rain or showers all day, thunder and lightning in late evening, noon temperature 70F]


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2 December 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside South Basin Wall]

8.15am: SS Chaleur arrived and anchored in Grassy bay.

8.35am: Landed Presbyterians (15).

9.15am: French Cruiser “Glori” [presumably “Gloire] arrived and anchored in Grassy bay. Landed Wesleyans (22). Discharged 4 bags of mails to “Leviathan”.

9.45am: 2 Ratings (boys) joined Ship from “Chaleur”.

10.5am: Landed Roman Catholics (28).

10.10am: Landed C of E for service in Dockyard Church.

10.40am: SS Chaleur weighed and proceeded to sea.

11.30am: Church parties returned.

1.0pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am and Watch of Boys till 6.30pm.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to second Part of Starboard watch till 10pm.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 5 lbs]

[Wet and squally in am, with south westerly then north westerly winds force 3-4 to 4-5. Weather fine in pm with wind increasing to force 6-7 at midnight]


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3 December 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside South Basin Wall]

6.55am: Landed Dockyard parties. Remainder of hands cleaning Ship.

7.10am: Landed provisioning party.

8.20am: Landed “Charybdis” working party.

10.10am: Provisioning party returned.

10.30am: Provision Lighter came alongside. Provision Ship.

4.45pm: Finished provisioning Ship. Lighter left Ship.

4.50pm: Dockyard parties returned. Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am.

6.30pm: Landed Canteen party.

10.0pm: Canteen party returned.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 654 lbs, Bread 467 lbs]

[North westerly winds all day, initially force 6-7, then force 5-6 or 5 from 10am, with rain and showers on and off. Barometric pressure recorded hourly for much of day (rising slowly), noon temperature 61F]


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4 December 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside South Basin Wall]

4.0am: Lit fires in second Picket boat and Steam Cutter.

6.50am: Landed Dockyard parties. Remainder of hands employed unberthing Ship.

6.55a: HMS Roxburg [Roxburgh] weighed and proceeded to Sea.

7.30am: Commenced shifting ship to North end of South Camber.

8.30am: Special parties as Requisite. Remainder of hands refitting.

10.0am: HMS Leviathan weighed and proceeded into Camber.

11.15am: SS “Chaldier” [Chaudiere] arrived and anchored in Grassy bay.

11.30am: Captain R de C Foot RN rejoined Ship.

11.50am: Dockyard parties returned.

11.55am: SS Chaudiere weighed and proceeded to Hamilton.

1.0pm: Landed Dockyard parties.

3.15pm: Worked main derrick. Hoisted in Armature [?].

4.50pm: Dockyard parties returned.

5.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am. Landed Patrol.

6.30pm: Landed Canteen party.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.

11.50pm: Second Picket boat drew fires. Steam Cutter DSB [Duty Steam Boat] steam all night.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 338 lbs, Vegetables 1300 lbs, Bread 500 lbs]


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5 December 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside South Basin Wall]

6.50am: Landed Dockyard parties.

8.40am: Hands employed painting down aloft. Refitting and as Requisite.

10.55am: SS Chaudiere came out from Hamilton and proceeded to Sea.

0.30pm: French Cruiser “Gloiri” [Gloire] proceeded outwards.

1.30pm: HMS “Roxburg” [Roxburgh] anchored in Grassy bay.

4.0pm: Dockyard parties returned.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Landed Patrol.

6.30pm: Landed Canteen party.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 381 lbs, Vegetables 1300 lbs, Bread 550 lbs]


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6 December 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside South Basin Wall]

4.0am: Lit fires in second Picket boat and Steam Cutter.

5.0am: Opened B and C doors.

6.40am: Landed Dockyard and Keep Yard parties. Remainder of hands employed painting Ship.

7.0am: Liberty men returned.

8.30am: Gunners party sponging out guns.

11.50am: Dockyard parties returned.

1.10pm: Landed Keep Yard party. Remainder of hands employed as in Forenoon. Coaling gear surveyed and found Correct.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am. Landed Patrol.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to second Part of Starboard Watch till 10pm.

9.0pm: Closed B and C doors.

10.0pm: Canteen Party and Patrol returned.

11.10pm: Second Picket boat drew fires.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 384 lbs, Bread 400 lbs]

[Southerly wind increasing in evening, to force 7 at midnight]


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7 December 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside South Basin Wall]

6.50am: Landed Keepyard, Ammunition and [HMS] Charybdis working parties. Opened B and C doors.

8.40am: 8 hands drawing mess traps and Stores. Remainder of hands employed Painting Ship.

9.0am: HMS Devonshire arrived and anchored in Grassy bay.

10.50am: SS Clintonia proceeded alongside “Devonshire”.

11.40am: [SS] Seafern came alongside with 12 inch Ammunition. Received 21 bags of Mails from Devonshire.

11.50am: Dockyard parties returned.

1.10pm: Landed Dockyard parties. Remainder of hands employed as in Forenoon.

2.5pm: Seafern left Ship. Hospital party disembarking Invalides from RNH [Royal Naval Hospital] to “Roxburg” [Roxburgh].

2.45pm: Hospital working party returned.

4.30pm: US Yacht “Helenita” left from Caesar and proceeded to North Camber.

5.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Landed Patrol.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first Part of Port Watch till 10pm.

10.10pm: Patrol returned.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 394 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 520 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 894 tons, Oil 194 tons]

[Thunder, lightning and rain until 8am, with south westerly wind force 6-7 or 6, weather becoming fine and less windy during pm]


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8 December 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside South Basin Wall]

am: Received 26 tons Welsh Coal.

6.55am: Landed Keep Yard and Charybdis working parties.

7.40am: Landed Stokers Charybdis working party.

8.0am: Discharged 2 Carpenters and one Plumber to Roxberg [sic].

8.45am: Aired Night Clothing. Hands employed Cleaning Ship. Tested Life buoys (Found Correct).

11.20am: Second Picket boat drew fires.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes. Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am and Boys of Watch till 6.30pm.

1.15pm: Discharged 1 Colour Sergeant, 1 Corporal and 13 Privates, Marines, 1 Wireless Rating to Roxburg.

1.37pm: SS Clintonia left Devonshire and proceeded to Sea.

5.30pm: Cascapedia arrived and anchored in Grassy bay.

6.30pm: Landed Canteen party. Liberty Boys returned.

10.10pm: Patrol returned.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 392 lbs, Vegetables 4300 lbs, Bread 900 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 905 tons, Oil 194 tons]


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9 December 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside South Basin Wall]

6.25am: SS Cascapedia weighed and proceeded to Hamilton.

6.30am: HMS Shearwater proceeded out of harbour.

7.0am: HMS Devonshire proceeded out of harbour. Liberty men returned.

8.30am: Landed Roman Catholics (31).

9.15am: Landed Wesleyans (43).

9.30am: Divisions.

10.10am: Landed C of E for service at Dockyard Church.

10.25am: Roman Catholics returned.

11.20am: Wesleyans returned.

11.30am: C of Es returned.

1.0pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 10.0pm. Watch of Boys till 6.30pm.

6.30pm: Liberty Boys returned. Landed Canteen party.

10.0pm: Liberty men and Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 68 lbs]


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10 December 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside South Basin Wall]

Draught of Water Forward 28’ 0”, Aft 28’ 3”.

6.50am: Hands preparing ship to leave jetty.

7.0am: Ship left jetty. Special parties as Requisite.

8.0am: Came to with Port anchor in 8 fathoms veered to 5 Shackles D Berth (Grassy bay).

[Anchor Bearings: South Breakwater Elbow S54W, Sheers S86W, Ireland Point N46W, D Berth Grassy Bay]

8.50am: Section of boys to school.

9.15am: Hands employed working main derrick. Hoisted in Launch then as Requisite.

10.52am: Second Section of boys to school.

11.40am: USS Helentina [Helenita] left Camber and proceeded to Sea.

1.25pm: Hands employed as in Forenoon.

3.15pm: Dockyard parties returned.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port watch till 7.0am. Landed Patrol. USS Helentina [sic] arrived in Grassy bay.

4.35pm: HMS “Cockrane” [Cochrane] arrived and anchored in Grassy bay.

6.10pm: Received 16 bags of mails.

8.0pm: Told off night defence guns crews.

9.0pm: Closed B and C doors.

10.0pm: Liberty men and Patrol returned.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 680 lbs, Vegetables 300 lbs, Bread 400 lbs]


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11 December 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[D Berth Grassy Bay]

4.0am: Spread fires in first Picket boat.

7.0am: Landed Carpenters and Charybdis working parties.

7.30am: CD 75 arrived and anchored in Grassy Bay

8.25am: USS Genesie [possibly Genesee] arrived and anchored in Grassy Bay.

8.30am: USS Helenita weighed and proceeded to grassy bay [Grassy Bay] for Gun trials.

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers.

9.35am: Exercised Fire and Collision Stations.

10.0am: Leviathan docked.

10.2am: Cockrane [sic] weighed and proceeded in Camber. Canadian Patrol boat CD 12 arrived.

10.35am: Third Section of boys to school. Gunners party restowing 6 inch shells. Remainder of hands painting and as Requisite.

0.20pm: USS Genesie [sic] weighed and proceeded into Camber.

1.30pm: Special parties as Requisite, Remainder of hands as in Forenoon. USS Helenita weighed and proceeded to Hamilton.

3.45pm: Dockyard parties returned.

4.30pm: Special leave to first Part of Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Landed Patrol.

5.0pm: Sentries placed on Forecastle and Quarterdeck.

8.0pm: Told off night defence guns crews. Closed B and C doors.

10.0pm: Liberty men returned.

10.20pm: Patrol returned.

11.15pm: Second Picket boat banked fires.

11.40pm: First Picket boat banked fires.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 363 lbs, Vegetables 300 lbs, Bread 520 lbs]


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12 December 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[D Berth Grassy Bay]

4.0am: First and second Picket boats spread fires.

6.55am: Landed Dockyard parties.

8.40am: No 2 Section of boys at school.

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers.

10.35am: CD 69 and 71 arrived and anchored in Grassy bay.

9.45am: CD 72 arrived and anchored in Grassy bay.

10.10am: First section of boys at school.

0.45pm: Worked main derrick hoisted out Launch. Hands employed Painting and Cleaning Ship.

2.0pm: Sent Launch with Kedge anchor to wreck.

2.10pm: Hoisted in spare gear Roxburgh Picket boat.

3.35pm: Roxburgh weighed and proceeded to Sea.

3.45pm: Second Salvage party left ship.

4.10pm: Diving party returned.

4.30pm: First Salvage party returned. Landed patrol.

7.45pm: Salvage party First Part left Ship.

8.0pm: Night defence guns crews told off.

8.40pm: Closed B and C doors.

10.30pm: Patrol returned.

11.30pm: Second Salvage and Diving party left Ship.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 368 lbs, Vegetables 300 lbs, Bread 550 lbs]

[It appears that Caesar has taken over salvage of Roxburgh’s Picket boat, which ran aground on 10th December - see her log pages here and here]


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13 December 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[D Berth Grassy Bay]

0.10am: First Part of Salvage party returned.

3.40am: Second Part of Salvage party left Ship.

5.45am: Opened B and C doors. Hands employed cleaning Ship and reeving main derrick Guys.

7.0am: Landed Dockyard working party.

7.30am: [SS] Seafern arrived alongside with Roxburgh’s salvaged Picket boat and Salvage party. Worked main derrick and hoisted in Roxburgh’s Picket boat.

8.55am: Seafern left Ship.

9.25am: [HMS] “Cockrane” [Cochrane] proceeded out of Camber and anchored in E berth Grassy bay.

9.30am: Hoisted in Launch. 1 Shipwright returned from Daniels Head.

9.45am: USAT [probably American Transport] Barford [possibly “Buford” listed here] arrived and anchored in Grassy bay.

10.45am: 1 Shipwright discharged to Daniels Head.

10.51am: CD 51 arrived and anchored in A berth. 11.0am: Proceeded in Camber.

11.15am: USA ST [Submarine Tender] Bushnell arrived with 2 Submarines, L34, L4.

1.0pm: Hands make and mend clothes. Special leave to second Part of Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Watch of Boys till 5.45pm.

1.45pm: USA ST Bushnell arrived alongside.

2.10pm: HMS “Shearwater” with French barge Unfarl [?] arrived and anchored in Grassy Bay.

4.45pm: Placed Sentries on Forecastle and Quarterdeck.

5.0pm: Dockyard parties returned.

8.0pm: Told off Night defence guns crews. Exercised Search Lights.

10.45pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 382 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 480 lbs]


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14 December 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[D Berth Grassy Bay]

7.0am: Liberty men returned. Landed Dockyard Parties - Sent Sailing Pinnace into Camber.

8.30am: USA SS Bushnell left and anchored in Grassy Bay.

8.40am: Dockyard parties left ship.

9.10am: Gunnery Training Class to drill. Hands employed cleaning Ammunition passages and as requisite.

10.25am: USA SS Prometheus anchored in Grassy Bay.

11.55am: Dockyard parties returned.

1.40pm: USA SS Bushnell weighed and proceeded.

4.30pm: Landed liberty men and Patrol.

5.0pm: Dockyard Parties returned.

10.10pm: Liberty men and Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 377 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 490 lbs]

[South easterly wind force 4 until 8am, then decreasing. Rain on and off all day, noon temperature 66F]


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15 December 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[D Berth Grassy Bay]

8.0am: Fired Court Martial Gun.

8.15am: Dockyard Parties left ship. Hands employed cleaning ship throughout.

9.15am: Court martial assembled on board.

9.35am: USA SS Prometheus weighed and proceeded into Camber.

10.40am: Canadian Patrol Boat CD 1 arrived and proceeded into Camber.

11.50am: Dockyard Parties returned.

0.15pm: Hauled down Court martial Jack.

2.0pm: Gave leave to first Part Starboard Watch until 10pm and to Starboard Watch of boys until 5.45pm.

6.0pm: Discharged 1 Court Martial Prisoner to [HMS] “Cochrane”.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 524 lbs, Vegetables 3200 lbs, Bread 1050 lbs]


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16 December 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[D Berth Grassy Bay]

4.0am: Spread fires in first and second Picket Boats.

7.55am: HMS “Cochrane” weighed and proceeded.

8.30am: Presbyterians landed.

9.10am: Weslyans [Wesleyans] Landed.

9.15am: HMS “Warrior” arrived and proceeded into Camber.

9.30am: Divisions. Held Divine Service.

9.45am: RCs landed.

10.30am - 11.30am: Church parties returned.

1.0pm: Gave special leave to first Part Port Watch until 7.0am and to Port Watch of Boys until 5.45pm.

4.30pm: Liberty men and Patrol landed.

6.30pm: Moored Sailing Pinnace in Camber.

8.0pm: Told off Night Defence Guns crews.

10.45pm: Second Picket Boat banked fires.

11.45pm: First Picket Boat drew fires.

[Provisions received: Vegetables 300 lbs]


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17 December 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[D Berth Grassy Bay]

6.55am: Dockyard Parties landed.

9.30am: Landed Dockyard Parties. Lent 1 12 pounder gun No 574 to Charybdis. Gunnery Training Class at 6 inch gun drill. Acting Seaman Gunners Class at Deflection teacher. Remainder of hands as requisite.

11.45am: Dockyard parties returned.

1.0pm: Ships Company mustered by the ledger with allotment chits.

1.30pm: Gunnery and Torpedo Training Class at Drill. Remainder of hands as requisite.

3.0pm: Schooner “Silver Thread” [probably this ship] arrived and proceeded to Hamilton.

4.0pm: Dockyard Parties returned.

4.30pm: Gave special leave to the second Part of the Starboard Watch until 7.0pm. Landed Liberty men and patrol.

5.30pm: Discharged 1 Carpenter Crew to Casemate Barracks.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 696 lbs, Bread 590 lbs]


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18 December 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[D Berth Grassy Bay]

6.0am: HMS Charybdis coaling party left ship.

6.30am: SS Martyr proceeded outward.

7.0am: Liberty men returned on board.

8.40am: Dockyard parties, Target party left ship. Torpedo Training Class at instruction. Section of boys to school. Remainder of hands as requisite.

10.20am: SS Hubert arrived and anchored in Grassy Bay.

11.45am: Dockyard Parties returned.

0.25pm: RMSP Chignecto anchored in C berth.

1.20pm: Gunnery and Torpedo Training Class at instruction, remainder of hands as in forenoon.

1.40pm: Charybdis coaling party returned.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters.

4.30pm: Landed libertymen and patrol.

5.30pm: USA SS Helenita anchored in Grassy Bay.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 325 lbs, Vegetables 2200 lbs, Bread 520 lbs]


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19 December 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[D Berth Grassy Bay]

4.0am: Spread fires in first and second Picket Boats.

6.50am: Landed Dockyard Parties.

8.15am: HMS Sheerwater [Shearwater] proceeded to sea.

8.50am: Hoisted out Launch and in Sailing Pinnace.

9.45am: Gunnery and Torpedo Training Class at Instruction. Remainder of hands as requisite.

9.45am: SS Cascapedia arrived and proceeded to Hamilton.

11.12am: French tug “Sin-Mac” [Sin Mac] arrived and proceeded into Camber.

1.10pm: Dockyard Parties left ship.

1.20pm: Gunnery and Torpedo Training Classes at instruction. Remainder of hands as requisite.

4.0pm: Dockyard parties returned.

4.30pm: Landed Liberty men and Patrol.

10.10pm: Liberty men and Patrol returned.

10.15pm: Second Picket Boat banked fires.

11.45pm: First Picket Boat banked fires.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 358 lbs, Bread 420 lbs]

[Rain at times in pm, noon temperature 69F]


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20 December 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[D Berth Grassy Bay]

5.45am: Opened B, C doors. Hands employed as requisite.

6.50am: Landed Dockyard Parties.

7.10am: Liberty men returned. Landed 4 Marines and NCO for Boaz.

8.15am: “Charybdis” proceeded to sea.

8.30am: Ships Company Aired Bedding.

8.50am: SS Clintonia arrived and proceeded to Camber.

9.0am: Gunnery and Torpedo Training Classes to instruction. Remainder of hands as requisite.

10.10am: “Charybdis” anchored in Grassy Bay.

11.20am: “Charybdis” weighed and proceeded outwards.

11.30am: Hoisted in Steam Pinnace.

11.50am: Dockyard Parties returned.

0.55pm: SS Cascapedia proceeded outwards. Hands made and mended clothes. Landed Liberty men and Patrol.

2.45pm: US Yachts “Calcica” [?] and “Concordia” [one of the ships listed here] and 2 French Submarine Chasers arrived and anchored in Great Sound.

2.55pm: HMS Shearwater arrived and anchored in Great Sound.

3.50pm: Schooner Pauline [possibly one of the ships listed here] in tow of “Narcissa” [probably Narcissus, mentioned here] arrived and proceeded to Hamilton.

5.5pm: Storeship party returned. Received 1 Prisoner from Detention Barracks.

10.10pm: Liberty men and Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 371 lbs, Vegetables 300 lbs, Bread 500 lbs]


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21 December 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[D Berth Grassy Bay]

6.45am: Dockyard Parties landed.

8.40am: Gunnery and Torpedo Training Classes to instruction. Remainder employed clearing Starboard Foremost Hold and as requisite.

10.15am: “Ajax” arrived alongside with Cordite.

11.15am: Ajax left ship.

11.56am: Dockyard parties returned.

1.15pm: Dockyard Parties landed.

4.30pm: Landed libertymen and patrol.

5.15pm: Dockyard parties returned to ship.

7.10pm: Picket boat left ship to salve Motor Boat belonging to USS SS Prometheus on Stag Rocks.

7.10pm to 8.0pm: Burning Searchlight SF [Starboard Forward?] to assist Picket Boat.

9.0pm: Picket Boat returned having salved Prometheus’ motor boat and also picked up Sheerwater’s [Shearwater’s] Steam Cutter adrift near Hogfish beacon.

10.10pm: Liberty men returned.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 367 lbs, Vegetables 2900 lbs, Bread 400 lbs]

[Showers or rain for most of day, noon temperature 73F]


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22 December 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

7.0am: SS Hubert weighed and proceeded.

8.40am: Aired Night Clothing. Hands employed cleaning ship throughout.

10.0am: Tested Lifebuoys and found correct.

10.10am: SS Chaleur arrived and anchored in Grassy Bay.

10.20am: SS Chaleur weighed and proceeded to Hamilton.

11.40am: Received 1 bag of mails.

pm: Hands made and mended clothes.

0.55pm: 1 CPO [Chief Petty Officer], 1 PO I, 7 Leading Seamen, 1 Leading Signalman, 11 Able Seamen, 2 Ordinary Seamen, 2 Boys, 1 B~~ [possibly Blacksmith’s Mate], 5 Stoker POs, 35 Stokers, 45 Marines joined ship from “Chaleur”.

1.0pm: Landed liberty men and Patrol.

8.0pm: Night defence guns crews told off.

8.40pm: Closed B and C doors.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 490 lbs, Vegetables 3000 lbs, Bread 1100 lbs]


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23 December 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

4.0am: Spread fires in first and second Picket Boats.

5.45am: Opened B and C doors.

5.50am: Both watches employed cleaning ship.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.0am: Held Divine Service.

10.20am: HMS Warrior proceeded to sea.

11.5am: US Tug SP 1250 anchored in Great Sound.

11.40am: French SC 28, 319 and 160 arrived and anchored.

Noon: US SP 609 arrived and anchored in Great Sound.

1.0pm: Landed Liberty men and Patrol.

2.30pm: RMSP Chaleur proceeded outwards.

5.0pm: Posted sentries on Quarterdeck and Forecastle.

10.10pm: Liberty men and Patrol returned.

11.40pm: Both Picket Boats sent into Camber to moor up for the night.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[North easterly wind between force 6-7 and force 5 from 8am to 8pm, noon temperature 68F]


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24 December 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

7.0am: Sent 9 Ratings to Casemate Barracks for work in Keep Yard.

8.40am: Landed Dockyard Parties.

9.30am: Hands employed as requisite - Gunnery and Torpedo Training Classes at instruction.

1.0pm: Hands employed as in forenoon.

4.30pm: Landed Liberty men and Patrol.

8.0pm: Told off Night Defence Guns Crews.

10.10pm: Liberty men and Patrol returned.

11.30pm: Landed RCs for Midnight Church [for Christmas].

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 488 lbs, Bread 1250 lbs]


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25 December 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

1.50am: Church Party returned.

4.0am: Spread fires in both Picket Boats.

7.10am: Liberty men returned.

8.40am: Landed Church Parties [as this is Christmas Day].

9.30am: Divisions. Read Prayers.

10.15am: Piped down.

11.45am: Church Parties returned.

1.10pm: Landed Liberty men and Patrol.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters.

10.10pm: Patrol returned.

11.50pm: Second Picket Boat banked fires.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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26 December 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

0.40am: First Picket Boat banked fires.

4.0am: Spread fires in both Picket Boats.

8.50am: USS “Galatia” [Galatea] proceeded outwards.

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers.

9.30am: Gunnery and Torpedo Training Classes at instructions, remainder of hands working Fore Derrick and as requisite.

11.30am: Lent 1 [blank] foot Gig to Shearwater.

1.10pm: Landed Libertymen and Patrol.

pm: Hands made and mended clothes.

3.40pm: USS Tug SP 250 proceeded into Camber.

7.20pm: 1 Rating joined ship from Detention Quarters.

10.10pm: Liberty men and Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 425 lbs, Bread 400 lbs]


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27 December 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

3.30am: Lit fires in Steam Pinnace.

4.0am: Spread fires in both Picket Boats.

5.45am: Hands employed working Main Derrick, cleaning ship and opening B and C Doors.

6.0am: Hoisted out Steam Pinnace.

7.40am: USS Choctin [probably Choctaw - by reference to log of HMS Leviathan] arrived and anchored.

9.0am: Gunnery and Torpedo Training Classes at instruction. Remainder of hands as requisite.

10.15am: One USS Yacht, 2 Tugs and 5 SCs [SubmarineChasers] arrived.

11.50am: Dockyard Parties returned.

1.30pm: Hoisted in second Picket Boat.

3.0pm: Discharged 1 NCO [Non-commissioned Officer] and 3 Marines to Boaz.

5.0pm: Landed Patrol. Discharged 5 Marines to Shore Establishment. Moored Launch in Camber.

6.0pm: 1 Marine returned to ship from RN Canteen.

7.0pm: Set Anchor Watch.

7.10pm: 4 Marines returned from Boaz.

8.0pm: Night Defence guns crews told off.

9.40pm: Sent first Picket Boat to Dockyard to moor up.

10.15pm: Patrol returned. Steam Pinnace moored up in Camber.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 775 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 550 lbs]

[Rain from 8am to 8pm, squally north easterly wind force 6 at 4pm and 8pm. Noon temperature 63F]


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28 December 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

7.0am: Took off Anchor Watch.

7.30am: 1 [blank] foot Gig returned from Sheerwater [HMS Shearwater].

8.40am: Landed Dockyard Parties.

8.45am: Gunnery and Torpedo Training Classes at instruction. Hoisted in Gig. Remainder of hands employed as requisite.

10.50pm: Ajax came alongside with 12 inch Projectiles.

11.45am: Dockyard Parties returned.

11.50am: Ajax left ship.

1.10pm: Hands employed striking down 12 inch Projectiles and as requisite.

1.20pm: Discharged 1 Corporal Marines to Detention Barracks for Duty, 1 Private to Commissioners House and 1 Petty Officer and 1 Able Seaman to Casemate Barracks.

2.55pm: 1 Sergeant returned from duty at Detention Barracks.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters.

4.30pm: Landed Liberty men and Patrol.

8.0pm: Told off Night Defence Guns Crews.

10.10pm: Liberty men and Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 410 lbs, Bread 525 lbs]


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29 December 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[D Berth Grassy Bay]

7.0am: Landed Boatswains and Carpenters parties for drawing Stores.

8.0am: Landed Target party.

8.45am: Aired Night Clothing.

9.0am: Hands employed cleaning Ship. Tested Lifebuoys - Correct.

11.0am: Creole left Dockyard with Targets.

11.50am: Dockyard parties returned.

1.0pm: Special leave to first Part of Port Watch till 10pm, Watch of Boys till 5.45pm.

3.30pm: Watch rigging diving boat.

3.55pm: Diving party left ship for USS Gilson [?] Queen [possibly Gypsum Queen, though log of HMS Leviathan for 27 December mentions “Egyptian Queen”, which does not appear to exist].

4.30pm: Landed Patrol.

4.40pm: Posted Sentries on Forecastle and Quarterdeck.

6.50pm: Diving party returned, moored boat in Camber.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 555 lbs, Vegetables 3000 lbs, Bread 1200 lbs]


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30 December 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[D Berth Grassy Bay]

5.45am: Diving party left ship.

8.10am: SS Cascapedia anchored in Grassy bay.

8.40am: SS Chaudeur [presumably Chaudiere] anchored in Grassy bay. Landed RCs (48).

9.15am: SS Cascapedia proceeded to Hamilton.

10.15am: Held Divine Service.

10.35am: Gun dismounting party left Ship in Seafern for Cascapedia.

10.40am: RCs returned. Lost overboard by accident one 5/8 (du nil) [?].

0.45pm: HMS Eileen anchored in B berth Grassy bay. Special leave to second part of Port Watch till 7.0am, Watch of boys till 5.45pm.

2.45pm: Seafern came alongside with gun from Cascapedia.

3.0pm: Sent 3 bags of mails to Flagship.

3.10pm: SS Chaudeur [Chaudiere] sailed.

4.20pm: Landed Patrol. Discharged 1 PO and 5 Ratings to Casemate.

5.20pm: 1 PO and 5 Ratings returned from Casemate.

5.40pm: HMS Berwick arrived and anchored in Grassy bay.

6.30pm: 34 Gunnery ratings and 1 Marine joined Ship from Berwick.

7.55pm: Received 5 bags of mails from Flagship.

9.30pm: Set Anchor Watch.

10.10pm: Liberty men and Patrol returned.

10.15pm: Steam Pinnace moored up in Camber.

11.45pm: First Picket boat moored up in Camber.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[South westerly wind increasing in evening, barometric pressure being recorded hourly from 8pm (falling)]


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31 December 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[D Berth Grassy Bay]

2.0am: Anchor Bearings checked.

5.40am: Opened B and C doors. 8 hands painting Roxburg’s [Roxburgh’s] Picket boat. Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.0am: Liberty men returned. Anchor watch taken off.

8.30am: Third Section on boys to school.

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers.

9.25am: Both Turrets crews at divisional drill, Target party working about Targets. Gunnery classes gauging projectiles. Remainder of hands employed as Requisite.

10.5am: HM Yacht Eileen weighed and proceeded in Camber.

0.10pm: Discharged one Cot case to Hospital.

0.50pm: SS Cascapedia proceeded out of harbour.

1.20pm: Dockyard and Hamilton working parties left Ship. Hands employed as in Forenoon.

2.35pm: Hospital party returned.

3.0pm: HMS Leviathan came out of dock.

3.30pm: Boys to Physical drill.

4.20pm: HMS Berwick weighed and proceeded in Camber.

4.45pm: Special leave to first Part of Starboard Watch till 7.0am.

5.40pm: Hamilton Working party returned.

10.30pm: Liberty men and Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 786 lbs, Bread 600 lbs]

[Barometric pressure falling until 4am, wind south westerly then north westerly force 3 to 5 in am, squally at times, noon temperature 63F]


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LOGS FOR JANUARY 1918


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[Left hand side of cover of log for January 1917, approved by Captain (as before)]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed by almost illegible (new) Navigating Officer, possibly Harry T [or S] Bennett]

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[Page with details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 January 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[D Berth Grassy Bay]

0.20am: Steam Pinnace banked fires.

1.30am: First Picket boat banked fires.

6.0am: Landed Roman Catholics (13) and Eileen’s Coaling party.

7.0am: Liberty men and RCs returned.

7.45am: USY Helmeta [probably Helenita] Sailed.

8.30am: HMS Berwick entered floating dock. First Section of boys to school. Landed Ammunition party. Torpedo training class at Instruction.

10.20am: Second Section of boys to school.

10.40am: Ajax came alongside with 12 inch Ammunition.

1.50pm: 3 US Submarines and 1 tug left Camber and proceeded to Sea.

3.30pm: Worked Main derrick and hoisted out Roxburg’s [HMS Roxburgh’s] Picket boat.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Read Warrant No 312.

5.30pm: Special leave to second Part of Port Watch till 10pm. Landed Patrol.

6.0pm: Eillens [Eileen’s] Coaling party returned. Roxburg’s Picket boat sent to Leviathan.

8.0pm: Night defence crews told off.

8.40pm: Closed B and C doors.

10.15pm: Liberty men and Patrol returned. Steam Pinnace banked fires.

11.50pm: Picket boat banked fires.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 461 lbs, Vegetables 3000 lbs, Bread 750 lbs]


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2 January 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.38, Long -64.71 [very rough estimate as no position information given]

[D Berth Grassy Bay]

Draught Forward 27’ 10”, Draught Aft 27’ 6”.

4.0am: Spread fires in Steam Pinnace and Picket boat.

5.45am: Hoisted in Sailing Launch and Steam Pinnace. Hands employed cleaning Ship.

7.20am: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

8.15am: Shortened in Cable. 8.30am: Weighed and proceed to Murrays Anchorage.

9.40am: Stopped and sent Signalman and Target party to Tug Powerful.

10.0am: Commenced firing .303 gunnery class. Hands employed as Requisite.

11.40am: Hoisted out Sailing Pinnace and sent Recording party to Tug.

Noon: Sea boats mustered - Correct.

2.15pm: Finished firing .303 and opened to 4 Cables.

2.45pm: Commenced firing 12 pounder by Gunnery Class.

4.0pm: Sea boats crews mustered - Correct.

4.45pm: Stopped firing 12 pounder. Tug closed, Target and Recording party returned. Hoisted in Sailing Pinnace.

4.53pm: Swung Ship to adjust Compasses.

5.55pm: Came to with Port anchor in 10 fathoms veered to 6 shackles. Posted Sentrys [sentries] on Forecastle and Quarterdeck.

[Anchor Bearings: St Catherines Point S68E, Fort George Flagstaff S9.5E, Sugar Loaf S35.5W]

8.0pm: Told off Night defence guns crews.

8.40pm: Closed B and C doors.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 55 lbs, Bread 55 lbs]


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3 January 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.38, Long -64.71 [very rough estimate as no position information given]

[Murray’s Anchorage]

Draught Forward 27’ 10”, Draught Aft 27’ 6”.

6.0am: Worked main derrick, hoisted out second Picket boat.

6.40am: Shortened in Cable. 7.0am: Weighed and proceeded through Narrows to swing ship for adjusting Compasses.

8.0am: Sea boats crew mustered - Correct.

9.15am: Passed [HMS] Duke of Edingburgh [Edinburgh] steering West.

9.30am: Finished swinging Ship and proceeded towards Fairway buoy.

10.3am: Passed USY Utowana and 4 CDs Steering East.

10.10am: Rounded Fairway buoy.

10.25am: Entered Murrays Anchorage.

10.35am: Hoisted out Sailing Pinnace and sent Rake and Recording parties to Powerful.

11.3am: Commenced firing 12 pounder top of turrett [sic].

11.30am: Finished ditto. Gunners party cleaning out Cylinders. Range party working range finder. Hands employed as Requisite.

Noon: Sea boat crew mustered - Correct.

0.22pm: Commenced firing 12 inch Fore Turret.

2.25pm: Finished firing 12 inch Fore Turret.

2.33pm: Picket boat came alongside with 3 bags of mails.

2.34pm: Commenced firing 12 inch After Turret.

4.10pm: Ceased firing for the day.

4.25pm: Came to with Starboard anchor in 9 fathoms veered to 7 shackles.

[Anchor Bearings: St Catherines Point E, Fort George Flagstaff S39E, Sugar Loaf S29W]

4.40pm: Hoisted in Sailing Pinnace and second Picket boat.

8.0pm: Told off night defence guns crews.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 461 lbs, Bread 519 lbs]

[Squally south westerly wind force 3 to 5 all day, rain at times, with lightning in evening (when barometric pressure recorded hourly - steady). Noon temperature not shown as “Glasses unshipped for firing”]


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4 January 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.39, Long -64.70 [estimated]

[Murray’s Anchorage]

6.30am: Heavy rain squalls. Wind shifted to NW.

7.45am: Shortened in Cable. 7.55am: Weighed and commenced swinging ship to adjust compasses.

9.0am: Unshipped Barometer for firing.

10.25am: Came to with Port anchor in 10 fathoms. Veered to 7 shackles.

[Anchor Bearings: St Catherines Point S88E, Fort George Flagstaff S49E, Sugar Loaf S19W]

Noon: Shipped Barometer. Sea boats crew mustered - Correct.

2.15pm: Weighed and proceeded to Swing Ship.

4.30pm: Came to with Port anchor in 10 fathoms. Veered to 7 shackles.

5.0pm: Posted Sentrys on Forecastle and Quarterdeck.

7.0pm: Set anchor Watch.

8.0pm: Night defence guns crews told off.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 81 lbs, Bread 152 lbs]

[Squally all day, with rain on and off and lightning in early am. Wind south westerly until 5am, then north westerly, force 4 to 6-7. Barometric pressure recorded hourly, falling slowly until 7am, then rising slowly. Noon temperature 61F]


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5 January 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.38, Long -64.71 [very rough estimate as no position information given]

6.25am: Shortened in Cable. 6.40am: Weighed.

7.0am: Swinging Ship adjusting Standard Compass.

9.4am: Completed adjusting Compasses.

9.30am: Powerful arrived with targets.

9.55am: Came to with Starboard anchor in 10 fathoms veered to 6 shackles.

10.0am: Hoisted out Sailing Pinnace and sent target and recording party to Tug.

11.25am: Shortened in Cable, Worked Main Derrick, hoisted in Sailing Pinnace.

Noon: Commenced firing 12 inch After Turret.

1.46pm: Finished 12 inch After Turret.

1.58pm: Commenced 6 inch Service.

2.34pm: Finished 6 inch Service and proceeded to Grassy Bay. Sent Tug Grassy Bay.

3.40pm: Came to with Port anchor in D Berth Grassy Bay in 8 fathoms. Veered to 5 Shackles.

[Anchor Bearings: South Breakwater Elbow S58.5W, Sheers S56W, Ireland Point Wall N23W]

3.50pm: Hoisted out second Picket boat.

5.0pm: Posted Sentries on Forecastle and Quarterdeck.

5.50pm: Boaz Magazine Sentries (Marines) returned.

8.0pm: Night defence guns crews told off.

8.40pm: Closed B and C doors.

9.0pm: Steam Pinnace moored up in Camber.

9.50pm: Second Picket boat moored up in Camber.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 562 lbs, Vegetables 3000 lbs, Bread 1218 lbs]

[Squally north westerly wind force 5 to 6 all day, barometric pressure recorded hourly (except when unshipped for firing from 10am to 6pm (rising slowly)]


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6 January 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[D Berth Grassy Bay]

5.45am: Opened B and C doors. Hands employed Cleaning Ship. Landed Target party.

7.30am: Target party returned.

8.30am: Landed Presbyterians.

9.10am: Landed Wesleyans.

10.0am: Held Divine Service on board. Drew fires on Main Engines.

10.30am: Presbyterians returned.

0.30pm: Wesleyans returned.

1.10pm: Leave to CPOs from 1pm till 7.0am.

2.40pm: SS Chignecto arrived and anchored in Grassy Bay.

3.40pm: SS Chignecto proceeded to Hamilton.

5.10pm: Placed Sentries on Forecastle and Quarterdeck.

5.30pm: Discharged 1 PO and 11 Ratings to Casemate.

8.0pm: Night defence guns crews told off.

8.40pm: Closed B and C doors.

10.0pm: Steam Pinnace banked fires.

Midnight: Second Picket boat banked fires.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 459 tons, Oil 6 tons]

[North westerly wind all day, squally force 5 or 4-5 in am, force 3 or 4 in pm, barometric pressure recorded hourly (rising slowly from 5am)]


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7 January 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[D Berth Grassy Bay]

6.30am: Read Warrant No 311.

7.20am: Discharged one Prisoner to Detention.

8.0am: HMS Berwick left Camber and anchored in Grassy Bay, B Berth. US Patrol Squadron and Submarine Chasers proceeded to Sea.

8.40am: Landed Dockyard parties. First Section of boys to school.

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers.

9.15am: Ajax came alongside.

9.45am: Discharged 2 ratings to RN Hospital. Gunnery class filling empties in Ajax.

10.45am: Ajax left Ship with Gunnery Class. 2 Ratings joined Ship from Casemate.

11.15am: Discharged 2 boys to Casemate.

11.50am: Target party returned.

1.20pm: Landed Target and Gunners parties. Hands employed covering boats and preparing ship for coaling. Discharged 46 Marines to “Duke of Edingburgh” [Edinburgh], 13 Seamen, 10 Stokers and 36 Gunnery class to “Berwick”.

3.0pm: Received 24 RNCVR [Royal Naval Canadian Volunteer Reserve] ratings from “Berwick”.

3.40pm: SS Chignecto passed outwards. Received 30 tons of Coal for Steam boats.

4.30pm: Dockyard parties returned. Landed Liberty men and Patrol, placed Sentries on Forecastle and Quarterdeck.

5.0pm: Coaling Lighter moored up alongside.

5.30pm: 7 Ratings joined Ship from Casemate.

6.40pm: Coaling Lighter came alongside (Port side).

10.0pm: Liberty men and Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 838 lbs, Vegetables 300 lbs, Bread 820 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 476 tons, Oil 6 tons]


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8 January 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[D Berth Grassy Bay]

6.15am: Opened B and C doors. Hands employed rigging Ship for Coaling.

7.5am: Hands fell in for Coaling.

7.45am: Lost overboard from Steam Pinnace one Stern light.

8.0am: Commenced Coaling.

9.0am: Discharged 2 Ratings from Sick list to Casemate and one Cot case to RN Hospital.

0.50pm: Drudge left Ship with Coal lighter. Hands employed unrigging coaling gear and cleaning Ship.

1.45pm: “Duke of Edingburgh” [sic] proceeded to Sea.

2.0pm: Eillen [Eileen] proceeded to Sea. Received 253 Tons of Coal. Lost overboard by accident 10 Coal bags.

5.10pm: 1 Leading Signalman, 1 Signalman, 1 SSA [Ship’s Steward Assistant] joined Ship from Casemate.

7.45pm: Set anchor Watch.

[Anchor Bearings 8pm: Ship’s Head WNW, Centre of Commanders House N61.5W, Red Light South Breakwater S68.5W, Gibbs Hill Light S19.5W]

10.15pm: Second Picket boat moored up in Camber.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 445 lbs, Vegetables 3300 lbs, Bread 600 lbs]

[Furl Remaining: Coal 716 tons, Oil 6 tons]

[Squally north westerly wind force 4-5 to 6-7, noon temperature 68F]


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9 January 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[D Berth Grassy Bay]

5.40am: Released Sentries on Forecastle and Quarterdeck.

6.30am: Anchor Watch ceased.

7.30am: Landed Stokers Dockyard party.

8.40am: Landed Dockyard and Target party.

9.0am: Hands employed cleaning Ship and as Requisite.

11.50am: Dockyard and Target party returned. 1 RNR Seaman Joined Ship from Casemate.

pm: Hands employed as in Forenoon.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters.

4.30pm: Special leave to second part Port Watch till 7.0am. Discharged 2 Ratings to Casemates.

6.0pm: One Rating from Casemate joined Ship.

10.30pm: Patrol returned on board. All boats moored up in Camber.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 452 lbs, Bread 600 lbs]

[Weather still squally, wind force 4-5 to 6 until 8am, rain on and off during day]


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10 January 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[D Berth Grassy Bay]

7.0am: Liberty men returned on board.

9.0am: First Section of Boys to school. Remainder of hands employed as Requisite.

11.0am: Discharged Commander EC Stubbs RN to HMS Berwick.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

1.20pm: Landed Dockyard parties.

pm: Lieutenant Commander Bennett joined ship from HMS Berwick.

3.50pm: Dockyard parties returned.

5.0pm: Landed Stokers Dockyard party.

5.25pm: Stokers Dockyard party returned.

8.0pm: Night defence Guns crews correct.

10.15pm: One Marine joined Ship from Royal Naval Barracks.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 445 lbs, Vegetables 500 lbs, Bread 600 lbs]

[Yet another squally day, wind from north west force 4 to 5-6 with rain in am, barometric pressure recorded hourly (falling slowly until 6am, then rising slowly). Noon temperature 61F]


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11 January 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[D Berth Grassy Bay]

8.0am: Landed Ammunition party.

9.2am: Landed Target party and Ships Stewards party embarking stores.

11.45am: Ajax came alongside with 12 inch Projectiles. Ammunition party embarking same.

11.55am: All parties returned to Ship.

1.0pm: Ajax left Ship. Target party landed.

1.15pm: US Gunboat Itaska [Itasca] arrived and anchored in Grassy bay.

1.45pm: HMS Berwick proceeded to Sea.

pm: Hands employed as in Forenoon. Remainder of hands stowing 12 inch Projectiles.

2.10pm: US Patrol Kingfisher arrived and proceeded in Camber.

3.45pm: SS Cascapedia arrived and proceeded to Hamilton. Target party returned.

4.30pm: Liberty men and Patrol landed.

4.35pm: 53 Ratings joined Ship from Casemates.

10.10pm: Patrol returned on board.

[Page signed by HL Stewart, Captain]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 464 lbs, Vegetables 2100 lbs, Bread 630 lbs]


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12 January 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[D Berth Grassy Bay]

8.40am: Landed Target party. 8.45am: Aired Night Clothing. Hands employed Cleaning Ship throughout. Lifebuoys tested - Correct.

11.45am: Target party returned on board.

2.30pm: US Kingfisher left Camber and proceeded to Sea.

2.45pm: Special leave to first Part of Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Watch of boys till 5.45pm.

3.50pm: SS Cascapedia proceeded to Sea.

4.30pm: Landed Patrol.

5.55pm: Boys returned on board.

10.20pm: Liberty men and Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 528 lbs, Vegetables 2300 lbs, Bread 1050 lbs]


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13 January 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[D Berth Grassy Bay]

8.30am: Landed Roman Catholics.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.0am: Held Devine [Divine] Service on board.

10.40am: Roman Catholics returned.

1.0pm: Special leave to Second Part of Port Watch till 7.0am. Watch of boys till 5.45pm.

4.10pm: HMS Carnarvon arrived and proceeded in Camber.

6.45pm: Gunnery Class arrived on board, 1 Sergeant, 1 Corporal, 4 Privates, 1 CPO, 6 POs I, 5 Leading Seamen, 2 Able Seamen (20).

7.40pm: Received 51 bags of mails from Leviathan.

8.0pm: Night defence guns crews Correct.

10.15pm: Patrol returned on board.

10.20pm: Steam Pinnace and Launch moored in Camber.

11.45pm: Picket boat moored up in Camber.

[Number on sick list: 10]


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14 January 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[D Berth Grassy Bay]

5.45am: Opened B and C doors. Hands employed cleaning Ship, Worked Fore Capstan Forecastle men restowing Starboard anchor.

8.55am: SS Chaleur arrived and anchored in Grassy Bay.

9.0am: Divisions. Prayers. Marines Exercised gun drill.

10.30am: Discharged one Patient to Hospital.

10.35am: US Armed Yacht “Surveyor” arrived. Sent 2 bags of mails to “Leviathan”.

11.20am: US Tug Montauk arrived with French Submarine Chaser in tow (SC 173).

11.55am: Ajax came alongside for draft leaving ship.

0.15pm: US Gunboat Itaska [sic] left Camber and anchored in Grassy bay.

0.30pm: 76 Ratings left Ship for SS “Chaleur”.

1.0pm: SS Chaleur weighed and proceeded outward. Gunnery and Torpedo training classes at Instructions. Remainder of hands as Requisite.

4.30pm: Landed Liberty men and Patrol.

4.45pm: Posted Sentries on Forecastle and Quarterdeck.

8.0pm: Night defence guns crew correct.

10.0pm: Liberty men returned.

10.30pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1078 lbs, Vegetables 2300 lbs, Bread 900 lbs]


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15 January 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.38, Long -64.71 [very rough estimate as no position information given]

[D Berth Grassy Bay]

Draught Forward 27’ 4”, Aft 27’ 3”.

4.0am: Spread fires in second Picket boat and Steam Pinnace.

5.45am: Hands employed working Main Derrick, hoisted in Steam Pinnace and Sailing Pinnace, cleaned ship.

7.20am: Hoisted in second Picket boa. Aft Lower booms. Shortened in Cable.

7.50am: Weighed and proceeded towards Murray’s Anchorage.

8.55am: Tug Powerful arrived with targets. Hoisted out Sailing Pinnace and sent target and Recording party to tug.

9.30am: Commenced firing .030.

10.15am: Finished .303.

10.25am: Commenced 12 pounder.

11.20am: Finished same.

11.32am: Commenced firing 12 pounder top of turret.

11.45am: Finished same. Opened out to 7 Cables.

Noon: Sea boats mustered - Correct.

0.55pm: Commenced firing 6 inch Service.

1.30pm: Finished firing 6 inch Service and opened out to 8 cables. Commenced firing 12 inch from Fore turret.

2.15pm: Finished fore turret (40 rounds).

2.20pm: Commenced firing After turret.

3.5pm: Finished after turret. Completed all Gunnery Class.

3.30pm: Target and Recording party returned. Hoisted in Sailing pinnace and proceeded to anchorage.

4.16pm: Came to with Port anchor in Shelly Bay in 6 fathoms veered to 5 Shackles.

[[Anchor bearings] 4.16pm: Ship’s Head SWxS, Admiralty Flagstaff S70.5W, High Tower S70.5E, Ireland Island Point N70.5E]

5.45pm: Shortened in Cable.

6.0pm: Weighed and proceeded.

6.45pm: Came to with Port anchor in Grassy Bay D Berth in 8 fathoms veered to 5 Shackles. Worked Main Derrick, hoisted out second Picket boat.

[[Anchor bearings]: Green Light Camber S62W, Abeam port Ireland Island Point N51W]

7.15pm: Recording party left Ship. Set anchor Watch.

10.0pm: Sent Picket boat with Officer in Charge to salve US Motor boat.

11.45pm: Picket boat returned to Ship.

11.50pm: Sent Picket boat to moor up in Camber.

[Number on sick list: 13]

[South westerly wind increasing in evening, up to force 6 at midnight]


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16 January 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[D Berth Grassy Bay]

5.45am: Worked Main derrick, hoisted out Steam Pinnace and Launch. Opened B and C doors. Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers.

am: Fourth Section of boys to school. Gunnery and Torpedo training classes at Instructions.

10.0am: Third Section of boys at school.

10.40am: Hoisted out first Picket boat.

10.50am: USS Seminole [probably US Revenue Cutter,listed here] arrived and proceeded in Camber.

11.0am: One French SC arrived in tow of Creol [Creole] and proceeded in Camber. Hands employed as Requisite.

0.40pm: Torpedo training class running Torpedoes with dropping gear.

1.10pm: Ajax left Ship with empties.

3.5pm: Hoisted in first Picket boat.

3.35pm: Ajax came alongside.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Read Warrant No 313.

4.30pm: Special leave to first Part of Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Landed Patrol.

4.50pm: Ajax left Ship with 21 Gunnery ratings and 18 ratings from Ship compliment, discharged to “Carnarvon”.

8.0pm: Night defence guns crews Correct.

8.40pm: Closed B and C doors.

10.15pm: Liberty men returned and Patrol.

10.20pm: Steam Pinnace banked fires.

11.50pm: Second Picket boat drew fires.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 304 lbs, Bread 350 lbs]

[Wind force 6 at 4am, then reducing, rain in early am]


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17 January 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[D Berth Grassy Bay]

7.10am: Liberty men returned. 10 Dockyard workmen came on board.

8.0am: Coaling gear surveyed and found correct. Lost by accident Cutters anchor 29.12.M.

8.5am: Ammunition party landed.

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers. Hands employed as Requisite.

10.30am: Ajax came alongside with 12 inch Projectiles.

0.50pm: Sent Target party to targets brought from St Georges by Creole. Ajax left Ship. Hands employed stowing 12 inch Projectiles in Fore and After Turret. Sent 5 bags of mails to Leviathan.

2.30pm: HMS Carnarvon left Camber.

3.0pm: HMS Carnarvon Sailed.

4.30pm: Special leave to second Part of Port Watch till 7.0am. Landed Patrol.

10.0pm: Patrol returned.

10.20pm: Steam Pinnace moored up. Steam all night (Duty Steam Boat).

11.40pm: Second Picket boat banked fires.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 314 lbs, Bread 400 lbs]


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18 January 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[D Berth Grassy Bay]

7.10am: Liberty men returned on board. Dockyard workmen came on board.

8.15am: 2 Dockyard workmen came on board.

8.20am: USS Seminole left Camber and anchored in Great Sound.

8.40am: Landed Dockyard and Target parties.

9.30am: Gunnery and Torpedo Classes at Instructions. Gunners party testing flooding arrangements.

11.15am: Dockyard and Target parties returned.

1.20pm: Landed Dockyard and Target parties. Gunnery and Torpedo training classes at Instructions. Remainder of hands employed as Requisite.

3.55pm: Target party returned on board.

4.30pm: Special leave to second Part of Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Landed Patrol. Dockyard workmen left Ship.

5.0pm: Posted Sentries on Forecastle and Quarterdeck.

8.0pm: Night defence guns crews Correct.

10.10pm: Liberty men returned.

10.50pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 320 lbs, Vegetables 300 lbs, Bread 450 lbs]


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19 January 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[D Berth Grassy Bay]

7.10am: Liberty men returned. 10 Dockyard workmen came onboard.

8.40am: Hands employed cleaning Ship throughout. HMS Devonshire arrived and anchored in Grassy bay.

9.0am: US Destroyers arrived and proceeded in Camber. Life buoys tested - Correct.

9.40am: Spanish SS Manuel Calvo [listed here] anchored in Great Sound.

10.10am: Received 6 bags of mails.

10.50am: SS Clintonia anchored in Grassy bay. 6 POs, 27 Seamen and 2 Marines [?] Gunnery class) arrived on board.

11.2am: SS Clintonia proceeded alongside Devonshire.

1.15pm: Landed Liberty men and Patrol to Hamilton. Hands make and mend clothes. Leave for boys till 5.45pm.

4.30pm: Landed Patrol.

6.0pm: Boys returned on board. Posted Sentries on Forecastle and Quarterdeck.

7.15pm: Hamilton Patrol returned.

10.30pm: US Destroyer left Collier and proceeded in Camber.

10.35pm: Liberty men and Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 665 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 900 lbs]


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20 January 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[D Berth Grassy Bay]

9.0am: US TBD McCall arrived and anchored in Grassy bay.

9.30am: Ship’s Company mustered by the Ledger and read out Characters and Abilities.

10.15am: US Torpedo Store Ship Alert arrived and proceeded in Camber.

10.25am: USS Seminole proceeded to Sea.

10.55am: Held Devine [sic] Service on board.

1.0pm: Special leave to first Part of Starboard Watch till 10pm and Both Watches of boys till 5.45pm.

1.10pm: Spanish SS Manuel Cullo [Calvo] proceeded outwards.

3.55pm: SS Jos J Cunes [?] passed inwards to Hamilton.

4.20pm: Hands preparing Ship for Coaling.

4.30pm: Landed Patrol. Placed Sentries on Forecastle and Quarterdeck.

5.25pm: USS Tonaupar [Tonopah] arrived with Submarine in Company and proceeded to Great Sound.

6.30pm: SS Clintonia came alongside.

10.45pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 512 tons, Oil 6 tons]


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21 January 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[D Berth Grassy Bay]

5.10am: Hands employed preparing for Coaling.

6.25am: Commenced Coaling.

8.0am: Breakfast.

8.30am: Resumed Coaling.

8.45am: SS Chauduer [Chaudiere] arrived and proceeded to Hamilton.

10.30am: Completed Coaling 505 Tons. Hands employed unrigging coaling gear and cleaning Ship. Lost overboard by accident 5 Coal bags.

1.0pm: SS Clintonia left Ship.

2.15pm: SS Cascapedia arrived and proceeded to Hamilton. Discharged 1 Cot case to RNH [Royal Naval Hospital].

3.40pm: Lifebuoys tested - Correct.

4.30pm: Special leave to second Part of Port Watch till 9.0pm.

4.40pm: Worked Main derrick hoisted in Sailing Launch.

4.45pm: Eleven gunnery ratings joined ship from Leviathan to requalify.

9.15pm: Liberty men and Patrol returned.

10.15pm: Recording party arrived on board.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 656 lbs, Vegetables 3000 lbs, Bread 1056 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1000 tons, Oil 6 tons]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 67F]


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22 January 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.38, Long -64.71 [very rough estimate as no position information given]

[D Berth Grassy Bay]

Draught Forward 27’ 9”, Aft 27’ 6”.

5.43am: Worked Main Derrick. Hoisted in Sailing Pinnace. Shortened in Cable.

6.10am: Weighed and proceeded to Murrays anchorage.

9.25am: Powerful arrived with Targets in tow.

9.35am: Commenced firing .303.

11.10am: Hoisted out Sailing Pinnace, sent Target and Recording party to tug.

11.35am: Finished firing .303.

11.40am: Commenced firing 12 pounder Sub Calibre. Hands employed as Requisite.

Noon: Sea Boats crew Correct.

0.30pm: Discharged one Prisoner to detention.

0.58pm: Finished 12 pounder and commenced 3 pounder Sub Calibre.

2.10pm: Finished 3 pounder.

3.20pm: Commenced firing 6 inch Service.

4.20pm: Finished firing for the day.

4.45pm: Target and Recording party returned and hoisted in Sailing Pinnace and proceeded to Grassy Bay.

5.45pm: Came to with Starboard Anchor in A Berth. Berth foul by USS Seminole. Weighed and proceeded to D Berth.

6.15pm: Came to with Starboard anchor in 7.75 fathoms veered to 5 Shackles. Posted Sentries on Forecastle and Quarterdeck.

[Anchor Bearings: Abeam port Ireland Island N50W, Red Light South Breakwater phi Logde [Lodge] Point Beacon S65W]

8.0pm: Night defence guns crews correct.

10.30pm: Second Picket boat moored up in Camber.

10.45pm: Set anchor Watch.

Midnight: Second Picket boat moored up in Camber.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[South westerly wind increasing to force 5 in late evening]


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23 January 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.38, Long -64.71 [very rough estimate as no position information given]

[D Berth Grassy Bay]

6.20am: Worked Main derrick, hoisted in first Picket boat.

6.35am: Shortened in Cable.

7.0am: Sent 3 bags of mails to “Leviathan”.

7.20am: Weighed and proceeded to Murrays Anchorage.

9.10am: Worked main derrick, hoisted out Sailing Pinnace.

9.15am: Tug arrived with Targets. Target span carried away. Sent Target party and Recording party to Tug. Targets drifted into the Narrows.

11.15am: Tug arrived with Targets.

11.25am: Commenced firing 12 pounder Top of Turret. Hands employed as Requisite.

0.15pm: Finished firing 12 pounder Fore Turret.

0.22pm: Commenced firing 6 inch Service.

2.15pm: Ceased firing.

2.50pm: Target and Recording party returned, hoisted in Sailing Pinnace and proceeded to Grassy Bay.

4.15pm: Came to with Port anchor in D Berth in 7.75 fathoms veered to 5 Shackles.

[Anchor Bearings: Abeam port Ireland Island N50W, Red Light South Breakwater phi Lodge Point Beacon S65W]

8.0pm: Night defence guns crews Correct.

8.15pm: Set anchor Watch.

9.0pm: First Picket boat moored up in Camber.

11.30pm: Second Picket boat moored up in Camber.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 346 lbs, Bread 400 lbs]

[Wind initially south westerly force 7 or 8 in early am, then north westerly force 4 or for much of the day, squally at times, up to force 7 at midnight. Barometric pressure recorded hourly all day (fluctuating but fairly steady). Noon temperature 64F]


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24 January 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[D Berth Grassy Bay]

7.15am: Dockyard workmen came onboard.

8.40am: Worked main derrick hoisted out Sailing Pinnace. Training classes at Instructions.

8.50am: 11 Gunnery ratings left Ship for “Leviathan”.

9.10am: Recording party left Ship. Landed Dockyard [party]. Divisions. Prayers. Hands employed as Requisite.

9.50am: Ajax came alongside for empty cases. Gunnery Class discharging empties. Discharged 2 cases to RNH [Royal Naval Hospital]. Third Section of boys to school.

10.45am: USS Tonopah proceeded in Camber and US Submarine. Discharged 29 Gunnery class to HMS “Devonshire”.

0.30pm: Ajax left Ship with empties.

0.40pm: USS Montauk and SC 173 proceeded outwards.

1.30pm: Gunnery and Torpedo training class at Instructions. 6 Gunnery ratings discharged to Casemate.

3.20pm: HMS Devonshire weighed and proceeded outwards.

4.30pm: Special leave to first part of Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Landed Patrol.

10.20pm: Liberty men and Patrol returned on board.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 362 lbs, Bread 350 lbs]


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25 January 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[D Berth Grassy Bay]

5.30am: Set anchor Watch. Opened B and C doors. Hands employed cleaning Ship, relieved Sentries off Forecastle and Quarterdeck.

6.50am: Anchor Watch taken off.

7.15am: Liberty men returned. 9 Dockyard workmen came on board.

8.40am: Landed Dockyard parties. US Destroyer Hopkins arrived and anchored in Grassy bay.

9.15am: Divisions. Prayers. Gunnery and Torpedo training classes at Instructions. Remainder of hands employed as Requisite.

11.45am: Dockyard parties returned.

1.2pm: Field guns crew and Dockyard party landed. Training classes at Instructions. Remainder of hands employed as in Forenoon.

1.10pm: USS Isabel arrived and anchored in Great Sound.

2.0pm: Firing party for Funeral landed.

3.0pm: Half masted Colours.

3.25pm: USS Prometheus left Camber and anchored in E berth Grassy bay.

4.0pm: Rehoisted Colours.

4.30pm: Landed Liberty men and Patrol.

10.20pm: Liberty men returned.

11.0pm: Patrol returned. First Picket boat and Sailing Pinnace moored up in Camber.

11.40pm: Second Picket boat banked fires.

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 304 lbs, Vegetables 3000 lbs, Bread 450 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 911 tons, Oil 6]


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26 January 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[D Berth Grassy Bay]

4.0am: Spread fires in second Picket boat.

7.25am: Tested Lifebuoys - Correct.

8.10am: Landed Dockyard party.

8.50am: HMS Shearwater arrived and anchored in Great Sound. US Destroyer Paul Jones arrived in damaged condition and proceeded in Camber.

9.0am: Hands employed cleaning Ship throughout.

9.5am: US Tonopah and Submarine passed outwards.

11.50am: Dockyard parties returned. Prometheus shifted billets.

1.0pm: Special leave to second Part of Starboard Watch till 7.0am, watch of boys till 5.40pm.

4.30pm: Landed Patrol.

5.45pm: SS Martin~~ [or Marlin~~?] came alongside.

6.30pm: SS Martin~~ commenced to pump in oil.

8.0pm: Night defence guns crew Correct.

9.30pm: Finished taking in oil, received 399 Tons.

10.10pm: Liberty men returned and Patrol.

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 608 lbs, Bread 800 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 897 tons, Oil 405 tons]


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27 January 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[D Berth Grassy Bay]

6.15am: SS Mar~~ [as previous day] left ship.

8.30am: Landed RCs (31).

9.15am: Landed Wesleyans (33).

9.30am: Divisions.

10.20am: Held Divine Service on board.

11.15am: US Destroyer McCall passed outwards. US Gun boat Seminole and USS Collier Mars arrived and anchored in Great Sound and Grass bay [Grassy Bay].

11.30am: RCs returned.

11.45am: Wesleyans returned.

1.0pm: Special leave to first Part of Port Watch till 7.0am, Both Watches of boys till 5.45pm.

1.15pm: Worked Main derrick, hoisted in first Picket boat.

5.0pm: Placed Sentries on Forecastle and Quarterdeck.

[Number on sick list: 12]


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28 January 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[D Berth Grassy Bay]

7.45am: Despatched one bag of mails to “Achilles”.

8.5am: USS Isobel proceeded to sea.

8.15am: HMS Achilles arrived and anchored in Grassy bay.

9.30am: Exercised Collision stations and Fire Stations.

9.57am: SS Wonamack [possibly Merrimack or Merrimac - there were American ships of both names before and after this date] arrived and anchored in grassy bay [Grassy Bay].

10.45am: Received one bag of mails.

1.5pm: Landed Provisioning party. Gunnery and Torpedo classes at Instructions.

2.10pm: SS Winomack [probably same ship as at 9.57am] came alongside. USS Hopkins passed outwards.

2.30pm: Commenced discharging oil to Winomack [?] (250 Tons).

4.30pm: Special leave to first Part of Starboard Watch till 7.0pm. Landed Patrol.

5.30pm: Broke Rear Admiral Morgan Singer’s Flag.

6.10pm: USS McCall TBD arrived and anchored in grassy bay.

8.0pm: Night defence guns crews correct.

8.40pm: Closed B and C doors.

10.15pm: Liberty men and Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 15]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 319 lbs, Vegetables 1300 lbs, Bread 468 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 865 tons, Oil 405 tons]


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29 January 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[D Berth Grassy Bay]

3.45am: Completed oiling Merrimac [?] 250 Tons.

7.45am: SS Merrimac [?] left Ship and anchored in Grassy bay.

8.40am: Landed Dockyard parties.

8.50am: SS Chaleur arrived and proceeded to Hamilton.

9.35am: Weighed and proceeded in North Camber.

10.20am: Alongside North Camber.

10.30am: Moored and finished with Engines.

[Alongside Wall North Camber]

11.10am: Received 12 bags of mails from SS Chaleur.

11.45am: US Destroyer McCall made fast alongside.

0.45pm: Creol [Creole] arrived with Targets in tow.

1.20pm: Target party working about targets. Remainder of hands provisioning Ship.

3.30pm: USS Tonapah [Tonopah], Prometheus, submarine and 1 SC [Submarine Chaser] weighed and proceeded to sea.

4.30pm: Landed Patrol. Hands provisioning Ship.

4.45pm: SS British Admiral arrived and anchored in Grassy bay.

5.45pm: Landed Liberty men.

6.45pm: Landed Canteen party.

10.0pm: Canteen party returned.

10.20pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 14]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 324 lbs, Bread 360 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 842 tons, Oil 30 tons] [the amount of oil here does not seem to match up with amount provided to other ships]


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30 January 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Wall North Camber]

4.0am: Lit fires in first and second Picket boats.

5.30am: Finished oiling US Destroyer McCall 125 Tons. Opened B and C doors. Hands employed cleaning Ship. Returned empty provisioning Lighter.

7.15am: McCall left ship and proceeded to sea.

7.20am: Hoisted in Steam Pinnace.

7.35am: US Collier Mars entered Camber.

7.50am: RMS Chaleur passed outwards.

8.40am: Landed Target party.

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers.

9.30am: Torpedo and Gunnery classes at Instructions.

11.45am: Target party returned.

1.0pm: Landed Dockyard and Target parties. Gunnery and Torpedo Classes at Instructions. Remainder of hands as Requisite.

3.0pm: USS Alert Came alongside.

3.15pm: Target party returned.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Landed Patrol.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to second part of Port Watch till 10pm.

10.10pm: Liberty men and Patrol returned.

11.45pm: Second Picket boat drew fires.

Midnight: First Picket boat banked fires.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 309 lbs, Bread 432 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 826 tons, Oil 30 tons] [amount of oil shown here probably correct]


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31 January 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Wall North Camber]

7.15am: HMS Shearwater weighed and proceeded in Camber.

8.40am: Landed Dockyard party. Second Section of boys to school. Gunnery and Torpedo training classes at Instructions. Hands employed embarking 12 inch and 6 inch Ammunition in Ajax.

11.30am: Ajax came alongside with Ammunition. Ammunition party and Gunnery training class embarking Ammunition.

1.20pm: Training classes at Instructions. Remainder of hands employed embarking and stowing 12 inch Projectiles.

3.45pm: Ajax left Ship.

4.15pm: Shearwater left Camber, proceeded and anchored in Great Sound.

4.30pm: Landed Liberty men and Patrol.

5.10pm: 7 POs and 8 Ratings discharged to Achilles.

5.30pm: 2 POs and 19 Ratings joined ship from Casemates.

6.30pm: Landed Canteen party.

7.15pm: Sent 5 bags of mailed to Leviathan

10.0pm: Canteen party and Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 304 lbs, Vegetables 200 lbs, Bread 432 lbs]


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LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1918


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[Left hand side of cover of Log for February 1918]

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[Left hand side of cover, signed by E Whish Lieutenant Commander, Navigating Officer, approved by Captain Foot (as before)]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 February 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Wall North Camber]

8.0am: Divers carrying out monthly diving.

8.20am; USS Orca Sailed. Gunnery and Torpedo training classes at Instructions. Remainder of hands employed as Requisite.

10.10am: HMS Achilles weighed and proceeded to Sea.

11.50am: Dockyard parties returned.

0.45pm: Payed [sic] monthly money.

1.30pm: Gunnery and Torpedo training classes at Instructions. Diving party clearing and cleaning out Launch. Remainder of hands as in Forenoon.

3.0pm: Keep Yard party returned.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Landed Patrol.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to second Part of Port Watch till 10.0pm.

10.15pm: Canteen party returned.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 325 lbs, Vegetables 3300 lbs, Bread 396 lbs]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 71F]


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2 February 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Wall North Camber]

6.45am: Landed Keep Yard party.

7.30am: Tested Lifebuoys - Correct.

8.15am: SS Cascapedia arrived and proceeded to Hamilton.

8.45am: Divisions. Aired night clothing. Hands employed cleaning Ship throughout.

9.30am: SS Uruman [or Ururinam?] arrived and anchored in Grassy Bay.

10.20am: SS Uruman weighed and proceeded in Camber.

1.10pm: SS Chignecto arrived and anchored in Grassy bay.

1.20pm: Working party for Store Ship left Ship.

2.10pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 10pm.

2.30pm: Landed Patrol.

3.0pm: USS Mars left Camber and proceeded to sea.

4.30pm: SS George G Henry anchored in grassy bay.

5.0pm: Store Ship working party returned.

6.30pm: Landed Canteen party (second Part of Starboard).

10.0pm: Liberty men returned.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 638 lbs, Bread 720 lbs]


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3 February 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Wall North Camber]

6.55am: Landed Store Ship party. SS Chignecto proceeded outwards.

9.20am: Divisions.

9.25am: Admiral Singer inspected Divisions.

10.10am: Landed Roman Catholics.

11.30am: Roman Catholics returned.

0.55pm: Ammunition party landed.

1.0pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Watch of Boys till 5.45pm.

3.55pm: Second Ammunition party landed.

4.25pm: First Ammunition party returned on board.

5.5pm: Stores party returned.

5.50pm: Second Ammunition party returned.

6.0pm: 5 Ratings joined Ship from Casemates.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first Part of Port Watch till 10pm.

8.0pm: Night defence guns crews Correct.

10.0pm: Canteen party returned.

10.10pm: Patrol returned. 1 Sub Lieutenant RNR for Court Martial from [HMS] Warrior.

[Number on sick list: 11]


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4 February 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Wall North Camber]

6.40am: Landed Store Ship and Keep Yard parties.

7.25am: Sent 2 bags of mails to Leviathan.

8.0am: Fired Court Martial Gun.

8.20am: Hands employed embarking Projectiles and as Requisite.

11.5am: Ammunition Lighter left Ship.

11.50am: Finished Court Martial. Keep Yard party returned.

0.40pm: Store Ship party returned.

1.10pm: Landed Keep Yard party. Part of Port Watch Make and mend clothes. Remainder of Hands as Requisite.

2.30pm: SS Haronion [Huronian?] left Camber and proceeded to Sea.

4.5pm: Keep yard party returned.

4.30pm: Landed Liberty men and Patrol.

5.30pm: Discharged 1 Wireless rating to Leviathan.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first Part of Starboard Watch till 10pm.

9.30pm: Discharged Lieutenant O’Brien RNR to Warrior.

[Number on sick list: 14]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 319 lbs, Bread 432 lbs]


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5 February 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Wall North Camber]

6.30am: Read Warrant No 315.

6.50am: Landed AH [Admiral’s House?] and Keep Yard party.

7.50am: Discharged one Prisoner to detention.

8.40am: Third Section of boys to school.

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers. Gunnery and Torpedo training classes at Instructions. 20 hands stowing Projectiles. Remainder of hands employed as Requisite. Marines at Divisional drill.

11.50am: Dockyard parties returned.

1.15pm: Landed Projectile and Keep Yard party. Training classes at Instructions. Remainder of hands as in Forenoon.

2.45pm: AH Coaling party returned.

3.10pm: Projectile party returned.

4.10pm: Keep yard party returned.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Landed Patrol.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to second Part of Port Watch till 10pm.

10.0pm: Canteen party returned.

10.10pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 319 lbs, Bread 432 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 724 tons, Oil 30 tons]

[North westerly wind, squally with rain at times, force 4 or 4-5 all day. Noon temperature 61F]


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6 February 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Wall North Camber]

4.0am: Spread fires in first and second Picket boats and Steam Pinnace.

6.45am: Landed Keep Yard party.

7.0am: Liberty men returned.

8.5am: HMCS “Shearwater” weighed and proceeded outwards.

9.15am: Training Classes at Instructions. Remainder of hands employed as Requisite.

am: Received 26 tons of Welsh Coal for Steam boats.

11.50am: Keep Yard party returned.

1.10pm: RMCS [HMCS] Shearwater anchored in Great Sound.

1.15pm: Landed Keep Yard party.

3.35pm: SS Winimac [or possibly Merrimac?] sailed.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port watch till 7.0am. Landed Patrol.

4.45pm: Steam Pinnace drew fires.

6.10pm: Second Picket boat drew fires.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to second Part of Starboard Watch to 10pm.

10.0pm: Canteen Party returned.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.

11.45pm: First Picket boat drew fires.

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 314 lbs, Vegetables 2400 lbs, Bread 360 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 735 tons, Oil 30 tons]


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7 February 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Wall North Camber]

6.50am: Landed Keep Yard party.

7.50am: RMCS Shearwater weighed and proceeded outwards.

9.0am: Division. Prayers.

9.20am: Torpedo and Gunnery classes at Instructions. Remainder of hands as Requisite.

10.10am: US Collier Mars entered Camber.

10.15am: US Gunboat Seminol [Seminole] anchored in Great Sound.

11.40am: US SS Pocohametas [Pocahontas] anchored in Grassy bay.

11.45am: Keep Yard party returned.

0.30pm: Effects of Stoker Farrell, deserter, sold.

0.45pm: AH party left Ship. Remainder of hands employed as in Forenoon.

2.10pm: SS Pocahanutas [sic] entered Camber.

3.20pm: AH party returned.

3.30pm: Boys at Physical drill.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Keep Yard party returned. RMCS Shearwater anchored in Great Sound. Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Landed Patrol.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first Part of Port Watch till 10pm.

10.0pm: Canteen party returned. 10.15pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 318 lbs, Bread 342 lbs]


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8 February 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Wall North Camber]

6.50am: Landed Keep Yard party.

8.15am: Marine detatchment [detachment] landed for Route march. Hands employed cleaning out boats and as Requisite.

9.20am: SS Helveter [possibly Helvetia or Helvetier?] anchored in Grassy bay.

10.45am: [SS] Framlington Court arrived and anchored in Grassy Bay.

11.55am: Keep Yard party returned.

Noon: Marine detatchment returned.

1.15pm: Landed Keep Yard party.

3.45pm: Sent Coaling party 2 POs and 30 men to SS Framlington Court.

4.5pm: Keep Yard party returned.

4.30pm: Landed Liberty men and Patrol.

4.45pm: USS Manlan [probably USS Manta] arrived and anchored in Grassy Bay.

5.15pm: US Gunboat Seminole proceeded in Camber from Great Sound.

6.30pm: Landed Canteen party.

7.30pm: Second Picket boat drew fires. Coaling party returned.

10.10pm: Patrol returned on board.

10.15pm: Steam Pinnace drew fires.

11.40pm: First Picket boat drew fires.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 310 lbs, Bread 468 lbs]


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9 February 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Wall North Camber]

6.40am: Framlington Court coaling party left ship.

6.50am: Landed Keep Yard party.

7.30am: Life buoys tested - Correct.

8.45am: Aired night clothing.

9.0am: Worked main derrick. Hoisted in Steam Pinnace.

10.25am: USS Pocahontas left Camber and proceeded to Sea.

11.15am: USS Manta proceeded into Camber.

11.55am: Coaling party returned on board.

0.30pm: Relief coaling party left Ship.

0.40pm: Landed liberty men for Hamilton. Hands employed as Requisite.

3.2pm: US Gunboat Seminole left Camber and anchored in Grassy Bay.

3.50pm: Coaling party returned.

4.0pm: Framlington Court proceeded to Sea. SS Heredale [probably Helredale] proceeded in Camber.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Landed Patrol.

5.15pm: Read Warrant No 316.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to second Part of Port Watch till 10pm.

10.30pm: Patrol returned on board.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 305 lbs, Vegetables 2300 lbs, Bread 828 lbs]


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10 February 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Wall North Camber]

7.35am: USS Manta left Camber.

7.40am: Kathleen Creaser [?] proceeded to Sea.

8.15am: USS Manta anchored in grassy bay [sic].

8.30am: Landed RCs (28).

9.15am: Landed Wesleyans (40).

9.30am: Divisions.

10.10am: C of E party attended Dockyard Church.

10.20am: RCs returned.

10.30am: HMS Highflyer flying Vice Admiral’s flag arrived and proceeded in Camber.

11.15am: Received 8 bags of mails from “Highflyer”.

11.45am: C of E party returned.

1.0pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am. Working party detailed till 10pm. Leave to Blue Watch [or Both Watches] of boys till 5.45pm.

3.5pm: Commander McDonald arrived on board from HMS “Highflyer”.

3.15pm: USS Manta weighed and proceeded to Sea.

5.45pm: Boys returned on board.

6.30pm: Landed Canteen party.

8.0pm: Night defence guns crews Correct.

10.0pm: Canteen party and Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 315 lbs]


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11 February 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Wall North Camber]

4.0am: Lit fires in first and second Picket boats and Steam Pinnace.

5.35am: Opened B and C doors. Hands employed cleaning upper deck and Mess deck.

6.50am: Landed Keep Yard party.

7.0am: Landed working party (100 hands). Liberty men returned.

am: Hands employed as Requisite.

11.50am: Keep Yard party and Rigging party returned.

1.0pm: Landed Keep Yard and Rigging party. Remainder of hands employed as in Forenoon.

4.30pm: Landed Patrol.

5.5pm: Rigging party returned.

5.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Landed liberty men.

6.30pm: Landed Canteen party.

7.15pm: Second Picket Boat drew fires.

10.0pm: Canteen party returned.

10.10pm: Patrol returned.

11.40pm: First Picket boat drew fires.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 320 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 360 lbs]


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12 February 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Wall North Camber]

6.50am: Landed Keep Yard party.

7.0am: Landed Dockyard party. Liberty men returned.

7.30am: Roxburgs [Roxburgh’s] Picket boat arrived alongside lent from Leviathan.

8.15am: Landed remainder of Rigging party.

8.40am: First and second Section of boys at school.

9.10am: US destroyer Paul Jones left Camber and proceeded outwards.

11.50am: Keep Yard party returned. 11.55am: Rigging party returned.

1.10pm: Rigging and Keep Yard parties left Ship.

3.0pm: Rigging party returned on board.

3.40pm: Upion [probably Eupion] arrived and anchored in Grassy bay. First Picket boat drew fires.

3.45pm: US destroyer Paul Jones moored in Camber. Keep Yard party returned.

4.30pm: Landed Liberty men and Patrol.

4.40pm: Worked Main derrick, hoisted in first Picket Boat.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first Part of Starboard Watch till 10pm.

9.0pm: Steam Pinnace drew fires.

10.0pm: Canteen party returned.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.

10.20pm: Second Picket boat drew fires.

11.40pm: Picket boat drew fires.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 324 lbs, Vegetables 300 lbs, Bread 432 lbs]


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13 February 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Wall North Camber]

7.0am: Liberty men returned. Landed Rigging and Keep Yard party.

8.0am: USS Neptune arrived passed through Grassy bay. SS Cascapedia arrived and proceeded to Hamilton.

8.20pm: Third Section of boys to school. Hands employed as Requisite.

9.10am: Discharged Mr Chapman (Boatswain) and 3 ratings to RNH [Royal Naval Hospital].

10.5am: Fourth Section of boys to school.

11.40am: SS Sidman [?] arrived and anchored in Grassy bay.

11.55am: Keep Yard and Mast rigging party returned.

1.10pm: Rigging and Keep Yard party landed.

1.45pm: Received 3 bags of mails from Dockyard office.

3.20pm: SS Eupion moored alongside.

4.10pm: Keep Yard party returned.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Landed Patrol. Rigging party returned.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to second Part of Port Watch till 10pm.

10.0pm: Canteen party returned. 10.20pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 315 lbs, Bread 432 lbs]


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14 February 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Wall North Camber]

7.0am: Landed Rigging and Keep Yard parties. Liberty men returned.

am: Mr Chapman (Boatswain) returned from RNH.

11.55am: Keep Yard party returned onboard.

0.40pm: Mast rigging party returned.

1.10pm: Landed Keep Yard party.

1.45pm: Landed mast rigging party. Hands employed as in Forenoon.

3.0pm: Received 1 bag of mails from Leviathan.

3.25pm: Oil tank party carrying on work on oiler Upion [Eupion].

3.45pm: Mast rigging party returned.

4.0pm: SS Helrdale [Helredale] proceeded out of Camber and anchored in Grassy bay.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am. Landed Patrol. 1 bag of mails came onboard from AS [Admiral Superintendent].

6.30pm: Canteen leave till 10pm.

8.0pm: Night defence guns crews Correct.

8.40pm: Closed B and C doors. 1 bag of mails received from Warrior.

10.0pm: Canteen party returned. Steam Pinnace banked fires.

10.20pm: Patrol returned onboard.

Midnight: Oil tank party carrying on.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 327 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 400 lbs]


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15 February 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Wall North Camber]

2.0am: Second Oil tank party carrying on.

6.50am: Landed Keep Yard party.

8.20am: Working party for AH left Ship.

8.50am: Sent 5 bags of mails to SS Cascapedia.

9.25am: Lieutenant O’Brien RNR joined Ship from Warrior. Hands employed as Requisite.

10.50am: Discharged Sub Lieutenant Robertson RNR to Leviathan.

11.20am: Party working on board Eupion finished. Dockyard parties returned.

0.25pm: Working party from AH returned. Hands employed as in Forenoon.

3.15pm: HMS Highflyer and Warrior shifted berths in North Camber.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Landed Patrol.

6.30pm: Landed Canteen party.

10.0pm: Canteen party returned. 10.20pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 315 lbs, Vegetables 300 lbs, Bread 432 lbs]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 63F]


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16 February 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Wall North Camber]

6.50am: Landed Keep Yard party.

6.55am: Oil tank party working in “Eupion”.

8.40am: Aired night clothing. Hands employed cleaning Ship throughout. Lifebuoys tested and found Correct.

9.0am: C in C [Commander in Chief] transferred Flag from “Highflyer” to “Warrior”.

10.0am: Discharged 4 Ratings to Royal Naval Hospital.

10.30am: Sent 2 bags of mails to Warrior.

0.12pm: HMS Warrior with C in C on board left Camber and proceeded to Sea. Hands make and mend clothes.

1.10pm: Landed liberty men.

1.30pm: 4 Ratings joined Ship from Highflyer (Marines).

3.0pm: Recreation leave to first Part of Port Watch.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters.

4.30pm: Landed Patrol.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first Part of Starboard watch till 10pm.

10.15pm: Patrol and Canteen party returned.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 320 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 756 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 566 tons, Oil 30 tons]


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17 February 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Wall North Camber]

4.0am: Lit fires in first and second Picket boats and Steam Pinnace, spread fires in Roxburgs [sic] Picket boat.

7.50am: USS Caldwell arrived and anchored in grassy bay [Grassy Bay].

8.50am: USS Caldwell came into Camber and moored alongside “Eupion”.

9.15am: Landed Wesleyans.

10.0am: Landed Roman Catholics.

10.10am: Landed C of E [Church of England] party - Dockyard Church.

11.45am: All Church parties returned.

1.0pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Both Watches of Boys till 5.45pm.

pm: Supplied USS Caldwell with 25 tons of oil.

4.15pm: SS Heredale [Helredale] proceeded out of Camber.

10.0pm: Canteen party returned.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 547 tons, Oil 5 tons]


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18 February 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Wall North Camber]

4.0am: Lit fires in first and second Picket boats.

6.50am: Landed Keep Yard party.

7.0am: Liberty men returned. Tank party working onboard Eupion.

9.20am: Gunnery and Torpedo training classes at Instructions. Remainder of hands employed as Requisite.

10.0am: SS Roselear [presumably Roseleaf] arrived and anchored in Grassy bay.

10.50am: Hospital party landed.

11.45am: Hospital party returned. SS Roselear weighed and proceeded in Camber.

1.10pm: Landed Keep Yard party. 1.15pm: Landed Coaling party to SS Mars, 2 POs and 40 men. Remainder of hands employed as in Forenoon.

4.30pm: Landed Patrol and second Coaling party.

4.55pm: First Coaling party returned.

5.15pm: Court Martial Prisoner came on board from “Highflyer”.

5.30pm: Leave to Chief and POs and special leave to Engineer staff until 7.0am.

7.15pm: Second Picket boat drew fires.

7.50pm: First Coaling party returned.

8.0pm: Second Coaling party returned. Night defence guns crews Correct.

10.0pm: Patrol returned.

11.40pm: First Picket boat drew fires.

11.50pm: Second Coaling party returned [which is odd as they are mentioned at 8pm].

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 620 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 360 lbs]

[Wind north westerly then north easterly, force 3 or 4 all day, mostly overcast, noon temperature 64F]


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19 February 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Wall North Camber]

0.15am: First Coaling party returned.

3.55am: First Coaling party landed.

6.50am: Landed Keep Yard party.

7.45am: Coaling party left ship.

8.0am: Fired Court Martial Gun.

8.10am: Coaling party returned.

8.40am: Landed working party at AH. Remainder of hands employed as Requisite.

10.0am: Court opened.

11.45am: AH working party returned.

11.50am: Keep Yard party returned.

1.10pm: Landed Keep Yard party.

1.40pm: Court Martial Closed. Hands employed as in Forenoon.

3.30pm: US destroyer Perkins arrived and anchored in Grassy bay.

3.50pm: Coaling party landed.

4.10pm: Keep Yard party returned.

4.30pm: US destroyer Perkins arrived in North Camber.

4.30pm: SPO and Prisoner returned to “Highflyer”. Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Landed Patrol.

5.30pm: HMS Leviathan came out of dock and berthed in South Basin.

7.30pm: Relief coaling party left Ship.

10.15pm: Patrol returned on board.

11.50pm: Relief coaling party left Ship.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 315 lbs, Vegetables 300 lbs, Bread 432 lbs]


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20 February 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Wall North Camber]

0.15am: Coaling party returned on board.

0.45am: Second Picket boat banked fires.

3.50am: Coaling party left ship.

4.0am: Spread fires in second Picket boat. Lit fires in first Picket boat.

4.30am: Coaling party returned on board.

6.50am: Landed Keep Yard party.

8.25am: SS Chaudiere arrived and anchored in Grassy bay.

8.40am: Coaling party returned, finished on board SS “Roseleaf”.

9.10am: SS Lake Superior arrived and anchored in Grassy bay.

9.20am: SS Roseleaf left Camber and proceeded outwards.

10.45am: HMS Leviathan and SS Mars shifted billets.

11.55am: Keep Yard party returned.

1.15pm: Landed Keep Yard party. Funeral party left Ship.

2.15pm: Sent 5 bags of mails to SS Chaudier [Chaudiere].

2.30pm: US destroyer Perkins proceeded in dry dock.

3.15pm: USS Lake Superior arrived in North Basin (Camber).

3.30pm: Funeral party returned.

5.15pm: Party of 20 hands commenced to empty oil barrels on board SS “Eupion”.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to third Section of Eupion working party. Landed Patrol.

8.0pm: Night defence guns crews Correct. Second Relief oil party carried on.

10.20pm: Patrol returned on board.

Midnight: Third Relief oiling party carried on.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 327 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 432 lbs]


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21 February 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Wall North Camber]

4.0am: First Relief party restarted work. Lit fires in first and second Picket boats, spread fires in Steam Pinnace.

6.20am: SS Chaudiere proceeded to Sea.

6.50am: Landed Keep Yard party.

7.25am: HMS “Duke of Edingburgh” [Edinburgh] anchored in grassy bay [Grassy Bay].

8.0am: Second oiling party returned first oiling party. Received 13 bags of mails from Duke of Edingburgh.

8.35am: US Oiler Cubadist anchored in grassy bay.

8.55am: Read Warrant (317).

9.25am: Discharged one prisoner to detention.

10.45am: USS Perkins came out of dock.

11.15am: Oiler Volite [probably Volute] anchored in Grassy bay. Hands employed as Requisite.

11.55am: USS Caldwell proceeded out of Camber and to Sea. British SS Jedmoor weighed and proceeded in dock. Keep Yard party returned.

Noon: Third oiling party carried on.

1.15pm: Landed Keep Yard party.

3.0pm: SS Jedmoor entered dock.

5.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am.

6.0pm: Finished oiling SS Eupion.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to second Part of Port Watch till 10pm.

6.40pm: 1 Private RMLI returned on board from RNH and one from Casemate Barracks.

10.0pm: Second Picket boat drew fires.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 320 lbs, Bread 432 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 477 tons, Oil 5 tons]


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22 February 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Wall North Camber]

6.50am: Landed Keep Yard parties.

7.0am: Liberty men returned. USS Mars left Camber and proceeded to sea.

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers.

9.30am: Torpedo and Gunnery training classes at Instructions. Remainder of hands as Requisite.

10.30am: Worked main derrick, hoisted out first Picket boat and hoisted in second Picket Boat.

11.15am: US SS Cubadist came alongside.

11.45am: Keep Yard party returned.

1.50pm: Steam Pinnace drew fires. HMS Leviathan left Camber and proceeded to Sea.

2.20pm: 2 Prisoners at large from SS Jedmoor joined Caesar.

3.0pm: SS British Admiral left Camber and anchored in Grassy Bay.

3.5pm: SS Helredale left Duke of Edingburgh [sic] and proceeded in Camber.

3.50pm: HMS Leviathan anchored in GB [Grassy Bay].

4.30pm: Landed Liberty men and Patrol.

5.25pm: SS Volute weighed and proceeded to sea. Discharged one Chief Writer to Duke of Edingburgh.

6.30pm: Landed Canteen party. Received 420 Tons of oil from Cubadist.

10.15pm: Canteen party returned and Patrol.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 340 lbs, Vegetables 2300 lbs, Bread 396 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 462 tons, Oil 425 tons]

[Weather fine, north easterly wind force 3 or 4 all day, noon temperature 61F]


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23 February 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Wall North Camber]

6.40am: SS British Admiral weighed and proceeded to Sea.

6.50am: Landed Keep Yard party.

8.30am: Lifebuoys tested and found Correct.

8.50am: Hands employed cleaning Ship throughout.

11.50am: SS Cubabist [Cubadist] proceeded out of Camber.

11.55am: Keep Yard party returned.

1.0pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

1.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am.

4.20pm: Coal lighter moored alongside.

6.30pm: Landed Canteen party.

8.0pm: Night defence guns crews Correct.

8.40pm: Closed B and C doors.

10.0pm: Canteen party returned.

11.40pm: Roxburgs [Roxburgh’s] Picket boat drew fires.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 323 lbs, Bread 864 lbs]


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24 February 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Wall North Camber]

8.30am: Landed Roman Catholics (33).

9.0am: Landed Wesleyans (57).

9.30am: Divisions.

10.0am: Roman Catholics returned.

10.10am: C of E party attended Dockyard Church.

10.45am: Commander McDonald left ship for HMS “Leviathan”.

11.0am: C of E party returned.

1.0pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 10pm. Watch of boys till 5.45pm.

3.55pm: One Coal lighter (100 Tons) came alongside.

4.30pm: USS SS Lake Forest anchored in Grassy Bay. Landed Patrol.

4.45pm: Watch preparing Ship for coaling.

6.30pm: Landed Canteen party.

10.0pm: Liberty men returned. 10.10pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 315 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 431 tons, Oil 425 tons]


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25 February 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Wall North Camber]

5.0am: Hands employed coaling Ship.

6.50am: Landed Keep Yard party.

7.50am: SS Cascapedia arrived and proceeded to Hamilton.

7.55am: Received 4 bags of mails addressed C in C Bermuda.

8.0am: Breakfast.

8.30am: Recommenced Coaling.

9.10am: US oiler Lake Forrest [Forest] came in Camber. 1 CPO [Chief Petty Officer] joined Ship awaiting passage to “Carnarvon”.

11.50am: Keep Yard party returned.

0.30pm: Recommenced Coaling.

1.15pm: Landed Keep Yard party.

1.40pm: Finished Coaling (490 Tons).

3.0pm: Discharged one Cot Case to Hospital.

pm: Hands employed cleaning Ship.

3.20pm: SS Jedmoor left dry dock.

3.50pm: One Rating joined Ship from Hospital.

4.45pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Landed Patrol.

4.50pm: Discharged 2 Ratings to “Duke of Edingburgh” [Edinburgh].

5.25pm: One Court Martial Prisoner discharged to Duke of Edingburgh.

5.50pm: SS Chaleur arrived and anchored in Grassy bay.

6.30pm: Landed Canteen party.

7.0pm: Released prisoner returned from detention Barracks.

10.0pm: Canteen party returned. 10.10pm: Patrol returned.

10.50pm: Court Martial Prisoner returned from Duke of Edingburgh [sic].

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 329 lbs, Bread 432 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 903 tons, Oil 425 tons]


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26 February 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Wall North Camber]

4.0am: Lit fires in first and second Picket boats and Steam pinnace.

6.15am: HMS Duke of Edingburgh [sic] weighed and proceeded to sea.

6.50am: Landed Keep Yard party.

7.50am: SS Neptune proceeded outwards.

8.55am: SS Chaleur proceeded to Sea.

9.0am: HMS Leviathan proceeded outwards.

11.55am: Keep Yard party returned.

0.15pm: USS Perkins undocked and moored in North Camber.

1.20pm: Gunnery and Torpedo training classes at Instructions. Remainder of hands employed as in Forenoon. SS Jedmoor left Camber and proceeded outwards.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Phisical [Physical] drill.

4.35pm: USS Alert and Perkins moored alongside Caesar.

5.10pm: Landed liberty men and Patrol.

6.30pm: Landed Canteen party.

7.20pm: Roxburgs [Roxburgh’s] Picket boat drew fires.

10.15pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace. Patrol returned on board.

11.45pm: Drew fires in first Picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 395 lbs, Vegetables 3500 lbs, Bread 432 lbs]


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27 February 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Wall North Camber]

6.50am: Landed Keep Yard party.

9.0am: SS Cascapedia passed outwards.

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers.

9.30am: Exercised Collision, Abandon Ship and Fire Stations.

10.30am: Gunnery and Torpedo training classes at Instructions. Remainder of hands employed as Requisite.

11.30am: Worked main derrick, hoisted in Launch.

11.45am: Keep Yard party returned.

1.20pm: Torpedo and Gunnery training Classes at Instructions. Hands employed as in Forenoon.

2.15pm: Coal lighter “Shah” left Camber and proceeded to Great Sound.

4.5pm: Hands to Physical Drill.

5.0pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Landed Patrol.

6.15pm: One Leading Signalman joined ship from Leviathan.

6.30pm: Landed Canteen party. Working party left ship for “Shah”.

10.0pm: Canteen party returned.

10.10pm: Shah’s working party returned.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 243 lbs, Bread 360 lbs]

[Weather overcast with rain and showers from time to time, noon temperature 69F]


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28 February 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Wall North Camber]

6.35am: Land Lake Forrest [Forest] working party.

6.50am: Landed Keep Yard party.

8.40am: Second Section of boys to school.

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers. Read Warrant (318).

9.25am: First Section of boys to school. Hands employed as Requisite cleaning out boats.

11.50am: Keep Yard party returned.

Noon: Coaling party returned.

0.35pm: USS SC 244 arrived and anchored in Grassy bay.

1.15pm: Coaling party and Keep Yard party left Ship. Hands employed as in Forenoon.

1.50pm: SS Helredale proceeded to Sea.

3.25pm: USS SC 244 came in Camber.

4.30pm: Landed liberty men and Patrol.

5.0pm: Discharged Mr Cole (Chief Gunner) to “Leviathan”.

5.20pm: Coaling party returned.

6.30pm: Landed Canteen party.

10.10pm: Patrol returned on board. Canteen party returned.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 315 lbs, Bread 468 lbs]


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LOGS FOR MARCH 1918


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[Left hand side of cover of Log for March 1918; “I certify that this is a complete copy of the original Log” (“complete” crossed through). Approved by Fawcet Wray, Captain]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed by Navigating Officer, as previous month]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before, except for: Thermometer for Air Temperature Wet N&Z [Negretti and Zambra] 5579 Broken. Replaced by 10380 14.3.18]


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1 March 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Wall North Camber]

3.30am: Second Picket boat lit fires.

6.30am: Hoisted out second Picket boat, hoisted in Steam pinnace.

6.50am: Landed Keep Yard party. Sent 5 bags of mails to Leviathan.

8.0am: HMS Leviathan weighed and proceeded to Sea. USS Lord [Lake] Superior proceeded outwards.

9.30am: Sent a working party of 2 POs, 2 Signalmen [?] and 30 hands to assist in shifting [HMS] “Terror”.

10.5am: 10 Submarine Chasers and 4 Tenders arrived and proceeded to Great Sound.

11.0am: Coaling and Keep Yard parties returned. USS Transport Tug Cadmus [mentioned in article here] arrived and proceeded to Great Sound.

0.35pm: Paid monthly money.

1.0pm: Coaling party landed. HMS Terror left Camber.

1.5pm: USS Fisher [?] came in Camber.

1.20pm: Landed Keep Yard party. Hands employed as Requisite.

2.0pm: US Tugs Lacona [Yacona?] and Mochica [probably French Tug Mohican, mentioned in article on Yacona] entered Camber.

2.15pm: Tug No 10 and 10 Submarine Chasers entered Camber.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Physical drill.

4.5pm: Keep Yard party returned.

4.45pm: Special leave to Starboard watch till 7.0am.

5.2pm: Lake Forrest [Forest] coaling party returned.

6.20pm: “Terror” working party returned.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to second Part of Port Watch till 10pm.

10.0pm: Canteen party returned.

10.5pm: Second Picket boat banked fires.

10.10pm: Patrol returned.

11.0pm: First Picket boat drew fires.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 315 lbs, Bread 432 lbs]


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2 March 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Wall North Camber]

6.50am: Landed Keep Yard party.

7.35am: US destroyers Hull and Prabble [probably Preble] arrived and anchored in Great Sound.

8.0am: Lifebuoys tested and found Correct.

8.15am: US Tug Slocum [?] arrived and anchored in Great Sound.

8.50am: Divisions. Aired night clothing.

9.0am: Hands employed cleaning Ship throughout.

9.50am: US Tug Knickerbocker arrived and proceeded in North Camber.

11.45am: USS Lake Forrest [Lake Forest] left Camber and anchored in Grassy bay.

Noon: Keep Yard party returned.

1.0pm: Hands make and mend clothes. Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am, Boys till 6pm.

1.45pm: HMS Duke of Edingburgh [Edinburgh] arrived and anchored in Grassy bay.

2.0pm: Lake Forest SS weighed and proceeded alongside Duke of Edingburgh.

2.50pm: French Tug Liohican [Mohican] proceeded to Sea. US Tug arrived in South Camber.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Physical drill.

5.30pm: Landed liberty men.

6.30pm: Landed Canteen party.

8.0pm: Night defence guns crews Correct.

11.50pm: Roxburgs [sic] Picket boat drew fires.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 315 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 864 lbs]


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3 March 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Wall North Camber]

9.0am: USS SP 876 and US destroyer Hull made fast in Camber.

9.2am: USS Calapossa [just possibly USS Tallapoosa] with Barge in tow arrived in Grassy Bay.

10.0am: Landed Roman Catholics (28).

10.10am: C of E party attended Dockyard Church.

10.40am: USS Lighter Curacas [?] towed in Camber.

11.15am: USS SS Lake Forest left Duke of Edingburgh [sic] and anchored in Grassy Bay. All Church parties returned.

1.0pm: Special leave to Watch till 7.0am. Watch of Boys till 5.45pm.

1.15pm: US Tug Lykens left Camber and made fast alongside Lake Forrest [sic].

3.35pm: US Tug Lykens moored in North Camber.

6.30pm: Landed Canteen Party.

8.45pm: One Court Martial Prisoner discharged to Duke of Edingburgh.

10.0pm: Canteen party returned.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 315 lbs]


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4 March 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Wall North Camber]

4.0am: Lit fires in first Picket boat. Spread fires in second Picket boat.

5.45am: Opened B and C doors. Hands employed cleaning Ship. Worked Main derrick, hoisted in Roxburg’s [Roxburgh’s] Picket boat.

6.50am: Landed Keep Yard party.

8.0am: Fired Court Martial Gun.

8.15am: US destroyer came alongside.

8.40am: Hands employed cleaning out boats, drawing stores and as Requisite. First Section of boys at Instructions.

10.0am: Second Section of boys at Instructions.

11.40am: First Court Martial finished.

11.50am: Keep Yard party returned.

0.25pm: US tug Fischer [?] entered Camber.

1.30pm: Recommenced Court Martial sitting.

3.0pm: US Destroyers Perkins and Hull moved from alongside.

4.20pm: Received one Prisoner on board from RNB [Royal Naval Barracks] for 14 days Cells.

4.55pm: Court Martial Finished.

5.0pm: Landed Liberty men and Patrol.

6.30pm: Landed Canteen party.

9.40pm: Received one bag of mails from Duke of Edingburgh [sic].

10.0pm: Sent 2 bags of mails to USS “Alert”.

10.30pm: Patrol returned on board.

11.0pm: Second Picket boat drew fires.

11.40pm: First Picket boat drew fires.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 327 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 432 lbs]


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5 March 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Wall North Camber]

4.0am: Lit fires in first, second and third Picket boats.

5.45am: Opened B and C doors. Hands employed cleaning Ship. Worked main derrick, hoisted out Roxburg’s Picket boat.

6.50am: Landed Keep Yard party.

8.15am: SS Lake Forrest [sic] proceeded to Sea.

8.40am: Third Section of boys to school.

9.30am: Gunnery and Torpedo training classes at Instructions. Remainder of hands as Requisite. 1 WO [Warrant Officer] and 1 ABs [Able Seamen] came on board from (CD51) [listed here] for gunnery instruction. Fourth Section of boys at school.

11.50am: (CD51) Gunnery class left Ship.

11.55am: Keep Yard party returned.

1.15pm: Landed Keep Yard party.

1.25pm: Ratings from CD for Gunnery Instructions.

1.40pm: Gunnery and Torpedo training classes at Instructions. Remainder of hands employed as in Forenoon.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Landed Patrol. Keep Yard party returned.

6.30pm: Landed Canteen party.

9.53am: First and second Picket boats drew fires.

10.0pm: Canteen party returned. 10.10pm: Patrol returned.

11.40pm: Roxburgs Picket boat drew fires.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 315 lbs, Bread 432 lbs]


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6 March 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Wall North Camber]

6.30am: Read Warrants Nos 319 and 320.

7.35am: Discharged 2 Prisoners to detention.

8.0am: One Stoker discharged to detention Barracks.

9.30am: Torpedo and Gunnery training classes at Instructions. Remainder of hands as Requisite.

10.0am: One Stoker discharged to RN Hospital. USS Waden [Wadena] and US WT Tug Lykens left Camber.

11.50am: Keep Yard party returned.

0.5pm: US AT [Army Transport] Tug Slocum left Camber.

0.40pm: USS Callapoosa [probably Tallapoosa] proceeded outwards.

1.20pm: Duke of Edingburgh [sic] proceeded to Sea. Gunnery and Torpedo training classes at Instructions. Remainder of hands as in Forenoon.

2.5pm: US Destroyer left Camber and proceeded outwards.

4.30pm: Landed liberty men and Patrol.

6.30pm: Landed Canteen party.

10.15pm: Canteen party returned. First Picket boat drew fires. Patrol returned. Second Picket boat banked fires.

11.45pm: Third Picket boat drew fires.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 315 lbs, Vegetables 200 lbs, Bread 432 lbs]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 73F]


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7 March 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Wall North Camber]

4.0am: Lit fires in first and third Picket boats, spread fires in second Picket boat.

6.50am: Landed Keep Yard party.

8.25am: US Oiltank John D Rockfeller [Rockefeller] arrived and anchored in Grassy Bay.

8.35am: Aired Bedding.

9.20am: Gunnery and Torpedo training classes at Instructions. Remainder of hands employed as Requisite.

11.45am: Target party returned.

11.55am: Keep Yard party returned.

1.0pm: Hands make and mend clothes. Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am, Watch of Boys till 5.45pm.

4.30pm: Landed Patrol. Target party returned.

4.50pm: 3 CDs undocked and moored in North Camber.

5.45pm: Boys returned from leave.

6.30pm: Landed Canteen party.

7.30pm: Drew fires in first Picket boat.

9.50pm: Second Picket boat drew fires.

10.0pm: Canteen party returned. 10.20pm: Patrol returned.

11.40pm: Third Picket boat drew fires.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 324 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 432 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 739 tons, Oil 425 tons]


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8 March 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Wall North Camber]

5.45am: Opened B and C doors. Hands employed cleaning Ship. Torpedo training class rigging boat for dropping gear.

6.50am: Landed Keep Yard party.

8.15am: Landed Rake party.

8.40am: Target party landed.

9.0am: US Slocum left Camber and proceeded outwards.

9.5am: Torpedo training class left ship and proceeded to Grassy bay exercise dropping gear. Divisions. Prayers.

9.20am: Gunnery training class at Instruction. Remainder of hands as Requisite.

9.35am: USS TBD Prable [Preble] left Camber and proceeded outwards.

11.55am: Keep Yard party returned. Target party returned.

1.10pm: Landed Keep Yard and Target parties. Torpedo, Gunnery and Seamanship Classes at Instructions.

1.58pm: Duke of Edingburgh [Edinburgh] anchored in Grass bay [Grassy Bay].

2.10pm: USS Perkins left Camber and proceeded alongside JD Rockfeler [Rockefeller].

3.15pm: 2 Ratings rejoined Ship from RNH [Royal Naval Hospital].

3.45pm: Recording and Rake party returned from Slocum. Received 26 Tons of coal and 12 tons for Steam boats.

4.10pm: Keep Yard party returned.

4.45pm: Landed liberty men and Patrol.

5.0pm: Target party returned.

5.35pm: HMCS Shearwater arrived and moored alongside Shah.

5.55pm: USS Hopkins anchored in Grassy bay.

6.30pm: Landed Canteen party.

8.0pm: Night defence guns crews Correct.

8.40pm: Closed B and C doors.

10.0pm: Canteen party returned. 10.20pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 325 lbs, Vegetables 500 lbs, Bread 432 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 761 tons, Oil 425 tons]


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9 March 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Wall North Camber]

6.50am: Landed Keep Yard party.

7.30am: HMS Devonshire arrived and entered Camber.

8.0am: SS JD Rockfeller [sic] weighed and proceeded to Sea.

8.45am: Divisions. Aired night Clothing.

10.25am: US Destroyer Hopkins came in Camber.

11.55am: Keep Yard party returned.

2.45pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Watch of boys till 5.45pm.

3.50pm: Discharged one Marine to “Devonshire”.

4.30pm: Landed Patrol.

5.20pm: One Marine joined Ship from “Devonshire”.

5.30pm: HMCS Shearwater entered Camber.

6.30pm: Landed Canteen party.

8.50pm: Lent 30 Ballons [?] to “Devonshire”.

10.0pm: Canteen party returned.

10.40pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 325 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 864 lbs]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 70F]


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10 March 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Wall North Camber]

8.5am: 3 Submarines H11, H12 and H14 arrived and moored up alongside “Caesar”.

8.25am: Landed Roman Catholics (29).

9.10am: Landed Wesleyans (51).

9.55am: Roman Catholics returned.

10.10am: C of E party attended divine Service at Dockyard Church.

11.50am: All Church parties returned.

1.0pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 4.0am. Watch of boys till 5.45pm. Gunners party filling up ammunition.

6.0pm: Sent 3 pounder Gun to CD 53.

6.30pm: Landed Canteen Party.

10.0pm: Canteen party returned.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 325 lbs]


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11 March 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Wall North Camber]

6.50am: Landed Keep Yard party.

7.25am: US Lake Bridge arrived and anchored in Grassy bay.

8.10am: One bag of mails arrived on board from “Shearwater”.

8.40am: Detatchment [detachment] of Marines (39), Captain Hanforford [?] RMLI ~~ left ship for HMCS Shearwater.

9.10pm: Divisions. Prayers. Target party launching targets. Remainder of hands employed as Requisite.

9.30am: Lieutenant Lowe and Poke court [?] parties landed.

10.30am: Shearwater left Camber and proceeded.

1.10pm: Landed Keep Yard party.

1.20pm: Gunnery and Torpedo training classes at Instructions.

3.0pm: Discharged Engineer Lieutenant Barker to Duke of Edingburgh [sic].

3.30pm: One Rating returned from RNH. Expended 27 Tons of Oil for Submarines.

4.10pm: Keep Yard party returned.

4.30pm: Landed liberty men and Patrol.

5.15pm: Received one bag of mails from Casemate Barracks, one bag of mails from Admiral Superintendant Office.

5.50pm: Officers Steward third Class discharged to Admirals Cottage.

6.30pm: Landed Canteen party.

7.25pm: Received 1 bag of mails for C in C NA and WI [North America and West Indies] 13 letters.

7.30pm: 1 Ratings returned from detention.

7.35pm: Ordinary Seaman training class burning Searchlights. Night defence guns crews Correct.

10.0pm: Canteen party returned.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 285 lbs, Bread 468 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 715 tons, Oil 398 tons]

[North westerly wind force 4 or 5-6 all day, noon temperature 61F]


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12 March 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Wall North Camber]

6.0am: Sent 5 bags of mails to HMS Devonshire.

6.35am: HMS Duke of Edingburgh [sic] weighed and proceeded.

6.55am: Rake party left for Tug Slocum. Landed Keep Yard party.

8.10am: US Perkins proceeded outwards.

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers. HMS Devonshire left Camber and proceeded to Sea. Training classes Gunnery and Torpedo at Instructions. Remainder of hands as Requisite.

10.0am: SS Charybdis arrived and proceeded to Hamilton. Told off 90 hands to discharge SS Explorer [there were several ships of this name at this time].

10.15am: SS Explorer arrived and berthed in South Camber.

11.25am: One bag of mail received from AS [Admiral Superintendant] Office.

11.35am: HMS Berwick arrived and anchored in grassy bay [Grassy Bay].

Noon: Transport working party and Keep Yard party returned.

0.35pm: Landed Keep Yard party. Received 140 Bags of Mails from “Berwick”.

1.0pm: Landed Transport Working party.

2.25pm: 5 Submarine Chasers left Camber and proceeded outwards.

3.50pm: Keep Yard party returned.

4.40pm: Landed Patrol.

5.10pm: Rake party returned. Transport party returned.

5.30pm: Leave to POs and Day men and Stokers.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to Watch Keepers.

7.0pm: Transport working party returned.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 315 lbs, Vegetables 300 lbs, Bread 432 lbs]


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13 March 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Wall North Camber]

6.45am: Transport party landed.

6.50am: Landed Keep Yard party.

8.0am: 4 Ratings left ship for HMS Berwick.

9.0am: Sent Captains luggage to Berwick.

9.45am: SS Antonia arrived and proceeded to Hamilton. 4 Ratings joined Ship from HMS Berwick.

11.0am: Captain CR de C Foote [Foot] left Ship for Berwick.

11.15am: Ammunition Lighter from SS Explorer came alongside. Keep Yard party returned.

1.5pm: Relief working party for Transport left Ship.

1.15pm: Landed Keep Yard party.

1.20pm: Submarine H12 left Camber for Grassy bay for Exercises.

1.25pm: Ammunition Lighter left Ship.

3.10pm: Submarine H12 returned to North Camber.

3.50pm: Relief working party for Transport left Ship. Captain R Wray [Fawcet Wray] RN joined Ship.

4.0pm: Collier SS Lake Bridge entered South Camber.

4.30pm: Leave to Watch Keepers. Landed Patrol.

6.0pm: Ammunition party finished.

6.10pm: Keep Yard party returned.

7.20pm: One Rating joined Ship from St Georges.

7.55pm: Relief Ammunition party left Ship.

8.10pm: Ammunition party returned.

8.18pm: 3 Working parties from Transport returned.

8.25pm: 20 Stokers and 1 Leading Seaman left Ship for Transport.

11.45pm: Working party from Explorer returned.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 380 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 564 lbs]


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14 March 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Wall North Camber]

5.45am: Opened B and C doors. Hands employed Ammunitioning Ship.

6.50am: Keep Yard party landed.

6.55am: Transport party left Ship.

7.16am: SS Explorer left Camber and proceeded to Sea.

9.20am: Discharged 1 Seaman rating to RNB [Royal Naval Barracks]. Hands employed as Requisite.

10.30am: Discharged 3 Patients to RN Hospital.

11.50am: Keep Yard party returned.

0.45pm: Ammunition Lighter arrived alongside.

1.10pm: Keep Yard party landed.

1.20pm: Landed Provisions party. Remainder of hands getting in ammunition.

3.30pm: Provision lighter arrived alongside.

3.40pm: Provision lighter left Ship.

4.0pm: Keep Yard party returned.

4.30pm: Landed Liberty men and Patrol.

5.10pm: Embarking ammunition.

5.30pm: 26 Ratings joined ship from Berwick. 27 Ratings left Ship for Berwick.

8.0pm: Night defence guns crews Correct.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 321 lbs, Bread 432 lbs]


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15 March 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Wall North Camber]

4.0am: Lit fires in second and third Picket boats.

9.35am: 2 Marines, 1 Signalman discharged to HMS Berwick.

10.0am: Submarine H14 left Camber for Grassy bay.

10.10am: 1 Private RMLI also 1 Private RMLI prisoner joined Ship from Berwick.

11.0am: Submarine H14 returned to Camber.

11.15am: Extra Keep Yard party returned.

11.55am: Keep Yard party returned.

1.10pm: Landed Keep Yard party.

1.20pm: Hands employed Provisioning Ship and as Requisite.

4.30pm: Landed Liberty men and Patrol.

6.20pm: 18 Bags and 2 confidential bags of mails came onboard for transmission.

6.30pm: Landed Canteen party.

8.0pm: Night defence guns crews Correct.

10.0pm: Canteen party returned.

10.10pm: Patrol returned.

10.20pm: Third Picket boat drew fires.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 315 lbs, Bread 432 lbs]

[South westerly wind force 3 or 4 all day, weather fine, noon temperature 71F]


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16 March 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Wall North Camber]

6.50am: Keep Yard party landed.

7.0am: Target and Rake party left Ship. Liberty men returned.

8.15am: HMS Berwick proceeded to sea.

9.30am: Court of Inquiry opened. Life buoys tested and found Correct.

11.55am: Keep Yard party returned.

1.0pm: Hands make and mend Clothes. Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am and both Watches of Boys till 5.45pm. Recreation leave till 4.30pm.

4.30pm: Landed Patrol.

2.45pm: Rake party returned.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first part of Starboard Watch till 10pm.

7.30pm: One Stoker joined Ship from detention.

10.10pm: Patrol returned and Canteen party.

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 310 lbs, Vegetables 2500 lbs, Bread 900 lbs]


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17 March 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Wall North Camber]

6.30am: Landed Escort for Somerset.

7.35am: Sent Escort to SS Chaleur.

8.5am: SS Chaleur arrived and proceeded to Hamilton.

8.20am: Received 16 bags of mails and 1 deserter from SS Chaleur.

9.30am: Landed Wesleyans (43).

9.30am: Divisions.

10.0am: Landed RCs (26).

10.10am: C of E party attended service in Dockyard Church.

10.45am: Discharged 1 patient to RNH.

11.15am: Wesleyans returned.

11.30am: C of E and RCs returned.

1.0pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Both Watches of boys till 5.45pm.

1.10pm: 1 Officer and 6 Ratings came on board for disposal [?] from SS Chaleur.

2.5pm: SS Port Antonio passed outwards [possibly the same ship mentioned as SS Antonia earlier].

2.20pm: SS Jedmoor arrived and entered South Camber.

6.30pm: Landed Canteen party. Discharged 1 Officer to SS Chaleur for passage.

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 315 lbs]


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18 March 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Wall North Camber]

6.35am: SS Chaleur passed outwards.

6.50am: Landed Keep Yard party.

8.15am: Eight Submarine Chasers proceeded outwards.

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers.

9.30am: Exercised Collision and Fire Stations.

10.30am: Gunnery and Torpedo training Classes at Instructions. Remainder of hands as Requisite.

11.15am: Received 29 bags of mails from SS Chaleur.

11.30am: Sub Chasers returned to Camber.

Noon: Keep Yard party returned.

1.15pm: Submarine H 12 returned to Camber and moored alongside. Training Classes at Instructions. Remainder of hands employed as in Forenoon.

3.0pm: Submarines H 11, 12, 14 shifted from alongside Caesar to “Highflyer”.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Keep Yard party returned.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 10pm. Landed Patrol.

6.30pm: Landed Canteen party.

10.0pm: Liberty men returned.

10.20pm: Patrol returned. Discharged one Prisoner to “Highflyer”.

[Number on sick list: 15]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 680 lbs, Vegetables 2578 lbs, Bread 944 lbs]


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19 March 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.38, Long -64.71 [very rough estimate as no position information given]

[Alongside Wall North Camber]

Draught Forward 28’ 3”, Draught Aft 28’ 3”.

4.0am: Lit fires in second Picket boat, Spread fires in first Picket boat.

5.40am: Starboard Watch hoisted in first Picket boat. Port Watch got out Foremost Boom [?].

6.50am: Landed Keep Yard party. 1 Leading Seaman and accused prisoner for Police Court landed.

[Joined Ship 63 Ratings Gunnery Class from Casemate]

6.30am: Singled wires and prepared for Sea.

7.0am: Left Jetty and proceeded to Murrays Anchorage.

8.45am: Tug Powerful arrived with Targets in tow. Hoisted out Sailing Pinnace and sent Target party to Tug.

9.15am: Commenced firing 1 inch Aiming.

11.30am: Worked main derrick and hoisted out first Picket boat.

11.55am: Ceased firing.

Noon: Continued firing.

0.25pm: Finished firing .303 and opened to 4 Cables. Hands employed as Requisite.

3.30pm: Finished firing Sub Calibre and Commenced firing 12 Pounder in Fore and After Turrets.

4.55pm: Finished firing 12 Pounders and finished firing for the day. Repaired 6 inch Sails.

5.30pm: Came to with Starboard anchor in 10 fathoms Veered to 6 shackles.

[Anchor Bearings: St Catherines Point S87E, Signal Station S19E]

5.35pm: Hoisted in Sailing pinnace. Target party returned, hoisted in first Picket boat.

6.5pm: First Picket boat drew fires. Finished with Main Engines. Banked fires.

8.0pm: Night defence guns crews Correct.

8.40pm: Closed B and C doors.

[Number on sick list: 17]


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20 March 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.38, Long -64.71 [very rough estimate as no position information given]

[Murrays Anchorage]

8.20am: Shortened in Cable. Tug arrived at MA [Murray’s Anchorage] with Targets. Hoisted out Sailing pinnace.

8.30am: Weighed and proceeded on firing point.

8.50am: Ceased firing and proceeded to Grassy bay with Cot case for RNH [Royal Naval Hospital].

10.0am: Came to in A Berth in Grassy bay Starboard anchor veered to 3 shackles.

10.35am: Sent Cot case to RNH in charge of Surgeon.

10.50am: Weighed and proceeded to MA.

11.45am: Commenced firing 6 inch Service.

[Noon: [Barometer] Unshipped for firing]

3.20pm: Finished firing 6 inch and repaired 12 inch Targets.

4.0pm: Commenced firing 12 inch Fore Turret.

4.15pm: Ceased firing.

4.45pm: Tug proceeded to St Georges with targets, hoisted in Sailing pinnace. Target and Recording party returned.

4.50pm: Proceeded to Grassy bay.

5.35pm: Came to with Starboard anchor in A Berth in 8 fathoms Veered to 6 shackles. [Banked fires]

[A Berth anchor Bearings: Ireland Point N14.5W, North Breakwater N88.5W, Hogfish Beacon S9E]

6.20pm: Starboard Watch and second part of Port Watch left Ship to embark ammunition.

6.40pm: 2 Ratings joined Ship from RN Barracks. Night defence guns crews Correct.

8.45pm: Ammunition Lighter came alongside. 195 Cases of 12 inch Cordite.

9.30pm: Sent Lighter to Dockyard.

10.30pm: First Picket boat banked fires.

[Number on sick list: 16]


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21 March 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.38, Long -64.71 [very rough estimate as no position information given]

[A Berth Grassy Bay]

4.0am: Spread fires in first Picket boat.

5.20am: Worked main derrick, hoisted in Sailing Pinnace.

6.25am: Shortened in Cable. 6.40am: Weighed and proceeded to Murrays Anchorage.

8.40am: Hoisted in first Picket boat.

9.10am: Commenced firing 12 inch Fore Turret.

10.50am: Finished firing Fore Turret.

11.15am: Commenced After Turret. Hands employed as Requisite.

1.40pm: Repaired Targets.

1.45pm: Resumed practice After Turret.

2.25pm: Finished firing. Target and Rake party returned.

3.0pm: Proceeded to Grassy Bay.

3.50pm: Entered Camber.

4.5pm: Bow and Stern Wires aboard Starboard Side to Wall.

[Alongside Wall North Camber]

4.35pm: Moored and finished with Engines.

5.35pm: Hoisted out first Picket boat.

6.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Landed Patrol.

6.45pm: Finished filling Empty cases in Lighter.

8.40pm: Closed B and C doors.

10.10pm: Patrol returned.

10.15pm: Second Picket boat banked fires. Steam Pinnace drew fires.

11.30pm: First Picket boat drew fires.

[Number on sick list: 15]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 680 lbs, Vegetables 1200 lbs, Bread 900 lbs]


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22 March 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Wall North Camber]

5.45am: Opened B and C doors. Hands employed cleaning Ship. Target party working about Targets.

6.45am: Ammunition lighters and Gunnery Classes left Ship.

7.0am: Liberty men returned.

7.15am: Landed Keep Yard party. Discharged 62 Ratings (Gunnery Class) to Casemate.

9.10am: Gunnery and Torpedo training Classes at Instructions. Remainder of hands employed as Requisite. Target party carrying on with targets.

11.50am: Keep Yard party returned.

1.0pm: Firing party for Funeral left Ship.

1.10pm: Keep Yard party left Ship.

3.5pm: Firing party returned.

3.45pm: One Patient returned from RNH.

4.30pm: Landed Liberty men and Patrol.

6.30pm: Landed Canteen party.

8.0pm: Night defence guns crews Correct.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 280 lbs, Vegetables 3500 lbs, Bread 250 lbs]

[Wind mostly south westerly, force 3 or 4 for most of day, rain on and off, thunder and lightning in late am. Noon temperature 65F]


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23 March 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Wall North Camber]

6.45am: USS Leonelm [?] (SC90) arrived and anchored in Grassy bay.

6.50am: Landed Keep Yard party.

8.45am: Divisions. Aired night clothing.

9.5am: HMS Cornwall came out of dock and moored in South Camber.

11.55am: Keep Yard party returned.

1.0pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Landed Liberty men and Patrol.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

6.0pm: Hamilton Patrol returned.

6.30pm: Landed Canteen party.

7.20pm: Patrol returned.

10.0pm: Canteen party returned.

10.40pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 325 lbs, Bread 900 lbs]


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24 March 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Wall North Camber]

7.15am: SS Tachu arrived and anchored in Grassy bay [probably Tanchie, by reference to HMS Cornwall log].

8.15am: SS Quillota arrived and anchored in Grassy Bay.

8.30am: Landed Roman Catholics (28).

9.10am: Landed Wesleyans (30).

10.10am: C of E party attended church (Dockyard).

10.25am: Roman Catholics returned.

10.30am: SS Tanchu entered Camber.

11.30am: Wesleyans returned.

11.55am: C of E returned.

0.15pm: SS Takchu [sic] entered floating dock.

1.0pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am and boys till 5.45pm.

3.35pm: British oiler British Light [listed here] anchored in Grassy Bay.

5.0pm: 38 Ratings left Ship for “Cornwall”.

5.50pm: 40 Ratings joined ship from Cornwall.

6.30pm: Landed Canteen party.

10.20pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 11]


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25 March 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Wall North Camber]

6.45am: Ammunition party left Ship.

6.50am: Landed Keep Yard party.

8.0am: Carpenters party drawing Stores.

9.10am: Divisions, Prayers. Torpedo training Class at Instructions. Submarines H 11, 12 and 14 shifted berths from alongside Caesar to Wall, North Camber. Hands employed as Requisite.

11.50am: Ammunition and Keep Yard party returned.

1.10pm: Landed Ammunition and Keep Yard party.

1.20pm: Torpedo training Class at Instructions. Remainder of hands preparing Ship for coaling.

1.30pm: SS Quillota proceeded outwards.

4.30pm: Keep Yard party returned. Special leave to Starboard Watch till 10pm. Landed Liberty men and Patrol.

6.30pm: Landed Canteen party.

7.20pm: 2 Ratings joined Ship from St Georges’.

10.0pm: Liberty men and Canteen party returned.

10.5pm: Cornwall Completed Coaling.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 14]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 320 lbs, Bread 396 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 442 tons, Oil 398 tons]


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26 March 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Wall North Camber]

6.30am: Hands prepared Ship for Coaling. Hands to Breakfast and clean in coaling rig.

6.45am: Discharged 2 Ratings to HMS Cornwall.

7.25am: SS Jedmoor came alongside.

7.55am: Commenced coaling from SS Jedmoor.

8.45am: HMS Cornwall left Camber and proceeded outwards.

9.20am: HMCS Shearwater arrived and entered North Camber moored alongside “Mutine”.

10.15am: SS Takchu [sic] left Floating dock and anchored in Grassy Bay.

1.50pm: Completed Coaling 530 Tons.

2.30pm: SS Jedmoor left Ship and berthed in South Camber. Hands employed unrigging coaling gear and cleaning Ship.

3.40pm: SS Takchu weighed and proceeded outwards. Lost overboard by accident Coal bags 22.

4.45pm: Landed liberty men and Patrol.

6.30pm: Landed Canteen party.

8.0pm: Night defence guns crews Correct.

10.0pm: Canteen party returned. 10.15pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 662 lbs, Bread 432 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 956 tons, Oil 398 tons]

[Weather fine after rain in early am, noon temperature 73F]


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27 March 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Wall North Camber]

4.0am: Lit fires in first and second Picket boats.

6.50am: Landed Target and Keep Yard parties.

8.30am: HMS Highflyer left North Camber and proceeded to Dry dock.

9.5am: Hands employed cleaning ship throughout. Life buoys tested and found Correct.

11.55am: Keep Yard party returned.

0.10pm: Target party returned.

1.20pm: Special parties carried on. Remainder of hands employed as Requisite. Working party loading 6 inch projectiles in Lighter.

3.0am: Ammunition Lighter came alongside.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Landed Patrol.

4.35pm: Port Watch clearing lighter of 6 inch projectiles.

5.30pm: HMS Cornwall anchored in Grassy bay.

5.40pm: USS Chestnut Hill arrived and anchored in Grassy Bay.

6.30pm: Ammunition Lighter cast off from Ship.

10.0pm: Second Picket boat drew fires.

10.30pm: Steam Pinnace drew fires. Patrol returned.

11.35pm: First Picket boat drew fires.

[Number on sick list: 14]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 350 lbs, Bread 432 lbs]


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28 March 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Wall North Camber]

6.50am: Landed Ammunition and Keep Yard party.

8.0am: HMS Cornwall proceeded outwards.

9.5am: Ammunition Lighter came alongside.

10.5am: Second Section of Boys to school. Hands employed getting in 12 inch Projectiles.

11.15am: Ammunition Lighter cast off.

0.5pm: Ammunition party returned.

1.20pm: Ammunition party carried on. Told off special parties.

1.40pm: Coaling party (34) left for SS Fleur de Lys.

3.15pm: Sent 8 bags of mails to SS Jedmoor.

3.30pm: HMS Cornwall anchored in Grassy bay.

4.30pm: Ammunition party carried on. Landed Patrol.

4.50pm: Relief coaling party left ship.

5.15pm: First Coaling party returned.

6.40pm: Finished working projectiles Fore Turret.

7.30pm: Coaling party returned.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 405 lbs, Vegetables 3700 lbs, Bread 1050 lbs]


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29 March 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Wall North Camber]

6.45am: Coaling party left Ship for SS Fleur-de-Lys.

7.30am: SS Charybdis arrived in Grassy Bay and proceeded to Hamilton.

9.10am: Landed Wesleyans.

9.30am: Submarines H 11 and 12 and CD drifters 51, 71, 72 proceeded to Sea.

9.55am: Landed Roman Catholics.

10.0am; SS British Light proceeded to Sea.

10.10am: C of E party attended dockyard Church.

10.50am: USS Lake View came into Camber.

11.40am: All Church parties returned.

0.20pm: SS Fleur-de-Lys proceeded to Sea.

1.30pm: Coaling party returned. Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7am. Both Watches of Boys till 5.45pm. Recreation leave to second Part of Port Watch till 5pm. Discharged 2 Rating to RNH [Royal Naval Hospital].

5.0pm: 3 Ratings (Marines) left Ship for Cornwall. 3 Ratings (Marines) joined Ship from Cornwall.

6.30pm: Landed Canteen party. USS Cruiser Montgomery [probably this ship, though the name is not correct for this date as she had been renamed], USS Yacht Wadena, USS Tugs Conestoga, Lykens, 12 Submarine Chasers arrived.

8.0pm: Night defence guns crews Correct.

10.0pm: Canteen party returned.

[Number on sick list: 13]


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30 March 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Wall North Camber]

6.30am: Target party left Ship for US Tug Slocum.

8.5am: HMS Cornwall weighed and proceeded outwards.

8.45am: Aired night clothing.

9.0am: Hands employed cleaning Ship throughout. Tested Lifebuoys and found Correct.

1.0pm: Hands make and mend clothes. Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am and Watch of boys till 5.45pm. HMS Cornwall arrived and anchored in Grassy Bay.

6.30pm: Landed Canteen party.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 691 lbs, Bread 900 lbs]


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31 March 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Wall North Camber]

8.30am: Landed Roman Catholics (32).

9.10am: Landed Wesleyans (47).

9.30am: Divisions.

10.10am: C of E party attended Dockyard Church.

10.25am: Roman Catholics returned.

11.30am: C of E and Wesleyans returned.

0.5pm: Received 1 Bag of mails for AS Office.

1.0pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0pm. Watch of Boys till 5.45pm.

5.0pm: 2 Ratings (Privates) joined Ship from [HMS] Cornwall.

5.30pm: 1 CPO [Chief Petty Officer] left Ship for Cornwall.

6.30pm: Boys returned from leave. Landed Canteen party.

9.30pm: Received 1 bag of mails from “Highflyer”.

10.0pm: Canteen party returned.

10.10pm: Received 1 bag of mails from Cornwall.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Provisions received: Vegetables 300 lbs, Bread 200 lbs]


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LOGS FOR APRIL 1918


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[Left hand side of cover of Log for April 1918, approved by Captain Fawcet Wray (as before)]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed by Charles E Finlay Lieutenant Commander RNR. Navigating Officer]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 April 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Wall North Camber]

4.0am: Lit fires in first and third Picket boats and Steam Pinnace.

5.45am: Opened B and C doors. Worked main derrick, hoisted in second Picket boat. Hands employed cleaning down aloft.

7.20am: SS Caraquet arrived and proceeded to Hamilton.

7.30am: Sent 2 bags of mails to HMS “Cornwall”.

8.5am: USS Leonidas left Camber for Grassy bay.

8.15am: Landed Ammunition party. Remainder of hands painting down aloft.

10.10am: Discharged Chaplain to RN Hospital.

Noon: 1 Stoker arrived on board from RN Hospital.

0.20pm:Paid Quarterly Settlement to Ships Company.

1.0pm: Special leave to men attending Football Match at Hamilton. Remainder of hands employed painting Ship.

1.30pm: HMS Cornwall proceeded to Sea.

4.45pm: Landed liberty men and Patrol.

6.30pm: Landed Canteen party.

9.20pm: Third Picket boat drew fires.

10.0pm: Canteen party returned. Steam Pinnace drew fires.

10.35pm: Patrol returned.

11.40pm: First Picket boat drew fires.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 610 lbs]


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2 April 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Wall North Camber]

5.45am: Opened B and C doors. Starboard Watch rigging stages for painting Ship. Remainder of hands cleaning Ship.

6.50am: Landed Keep Yard party.

7.0am: Liberty men returned.

8.15am: Told off special parties. Remainder of hands Painting Ship.

11.55am: Keep Yard party returned.

0.40pm: SS Caraquet passed outwards.

1.10pm: Landed Keep Yard party. Sent 3 bags of mails to SS Charybdis.

1.20pm: Hands employed as in Forenoon.

1.30pm: USS Cadmus and Knickerbocker left Camber and proceeded outwards.

4.30pm: Landed liberty men and Patrol.

6.30pm: Landed Canteen party.

10.0pm: Canteen party returned.

10.20pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 345 lbs, Vegetables 3500 lbs, Bread 792 lbs]

[Squally south westerly wind, force 4 or 4-5 in pm, with showers, then rain. Noon temperature 67F]


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3 April 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Wall North Camber]

5.40am: Opened B and C doors. Hands employed cleaning Ship.

6.50am: Landed Keep Yard party.

8.45am: Told off special parties. Remainder of hands Painting Ship.

11.45am: Keep Yard party returned.

1.20pm: Hands employed as in Forenoon.

3.30pm: USS Leonidas left oiler and anchored in Grassy Bay.

3.55pm: Keep Yard party returned.

4.2pm: Prisoners from RNB [Royal Naval Barracks] arrived on board.

4.30pm: Landed liberty men and Patrol.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first part of Starboard Watch till 10pm.

7.30pm: One Marine brought onboard under Escort and placed under Sentries Charge.

7.55pm: One Marine discharged to RNB.

8.0pm: Night defence guns crews Correct.

8.40pm: Closed B and C doors.

10.0pm: Canteen party returned.

10.30pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 330 lbs, Vegetables 800 lbs, Bread 432 lbs]

[Rain and showers in early am, then fine. Noon temperature 77F]


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4 April 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Wall North Camber]

6.30am: Read Warrant No 322.

7.0am: Liberty men returned. Discharged one Prisoner to Detention. Landed Keep Yard party.

8.20am: USS Montgomery moored in South Camber.

8.45am: Spread Quarter Deck awning. Special parties told off. Remainder of hands employed Painting Ship.

11.55am: Keep Yard party returned.

1.10pm: Keep Yard party landed. US Cruiser Salem and 12 Submarine Chasers and 2 Tugs arrived.

1.20pm: Hands employed as in Forenoon.

4.45pm: Landed liberty men and Patrol. Port Watch employed painting Ship.

6.30pm: Landed Canteen party.

7.30pm: US SS Tuscarora arrived, 3 French Tugs and 10 Submarine Chasers.

10.0pm: Canteen party returned. 10.15pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 330 lbs, Vegetables 500 lbs, Bread 432 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 818 tons, Oil 398 tons]


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5 April 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Wall North Camber]

4.0am: Lit fires in first and third Picket boats.

6.50am: Landed Keep Yard party.

7.30am: US Montgomery left Camber and proceeded outwards.

8.45am: Told off special parties. Remainder of hands employed painting Ship.

9.0am: Landed Ammunition party.

10.0am: US Tug and 8 French Submarine Chasers entered Camber.

10.30am: USS Lake View left Camber and anchored in grassy bay.

11.30am: Ammunition party returned.

11.55am: Keep Yard party returned.

1.20pm: Hands employed as in Forenoon and painting boats. Ammunition party stowing away 12 pounder projectiles. USS Montgomery proceeded outwards.

1.45pm: 3 Prisoners brought onboard from USS “Cadmus”.

2.30pm: USS Lake View proceeded outward.

4.30pm: Landed liberty men and Patrol. Received 40 Tons of Coal for Steam boats.

6.30pm: Landed Canteen party.

7.20pm: SC 151 went on Shoal West of Stags Channel.

10.0pm: Canteen party returned.

10.20pm: Patrol returned. Third Picket boat drew fires.

11.10pm: Drew fires in Steam pinnace.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 330 + 14 = 344 lbs, Bread 432 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 842 tons, Oil 398 tons]


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6 April 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Wall North Camber]

1.0am: SC 151 refloated off shoal and proceeded into Camber.

6.50am: Keep Yard party landed.

7.0am: Liberty men returned. Read Warrant No 323. Tested Lifebuoys and found Correct.

7.35am: Discharged one Private to detention.

8.35am: Aired night clothing. Hands employed cleaning Ship throughout.

9.30am: USS Chestnut Hill proceeded outwards.

11.50am: Keep Yard party returned.

Noon: HMS Highflyer undocked and moored alongside Wall South Camber.

1.0pm: Hands make and mend clothes. Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Both Watches of boys till 6.30pm.

2.0pm: HMCS Shearwater entered dry dock. Lit fires in second Picket boat.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters.

7.30pm: 1 Ratings from detention joined Ship.

8.0pm: Night defence guns crews Correct.

8.40pm: Closed B and C doors.

10.0pm: Canteen party returned.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 310 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 832 lbs]


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7 April 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Wall North Camber]

9.50am: Landed Wesleyans (51).

10.0am: Landed Roman Catholics (31).

10.5am: C of E party attended Dockyard Church.

11.40am: All Church parties returned.

1.0pm: Landed liberty men and boys.

1.15pm: 2 US Tugs proceeded to Sea.

2.0pm: 15 Submarine Chasers proceeded to Sea.

5.0pm: USS Leonidas and Yacona weighed and proceeded outwards.

6.30pm: Landed Canteen party. Boys returned off leave.

10.0pm: Canteen party returned.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 330 lbs]


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8 April 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Wall North Camber]

6.50am: Landed Keep Yard party.

7.0am: Liberty men returned. USS Submarine Chaser and French Tug left Camber and proceeded outwards.

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers.

9.25am: Physical drill.

9.30am: Exercised Fire and Collision Stations and Abandon Ship.

10.15am: USS Tug proceeded to Sea.

11.50am: Keep Yard party returned.

1.10pm: Landed Keep Yard party.

1.20pm: Told off special parties. Ordinary Seamen boat pulling. Remainder of hands as Requisite.

4.0pm: Keep Yard party returned.

4.30pm: Landed liberty men and Patrol and Non Swimmers. 1 Rating rejoined Ship from Royal Naval Hospital.

6.30pm: Landed Canteen party.

7.20pm: Torpedo training class exercised burning Search lights.

10.0pm: Canteen party returned. 10.10pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 325 lbs, Bread 432 lbs]


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9 April 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Wall North Camber]

6.50am: Landed Keep Yard party.

8.40am: Second Section of boys to school.

9.25am: Hands to Physical drill.

9.40am: Told off special parties. Remainder of hands employed as Requisite.

10.0am: First Section of boys to school.

11.55am: Keep Yard party returned.

1.10pm: Landed Keep Yard party.

1.20pm: Gunnery and Torpedo training Classes at Instruction. Remainder of hands employed as in Forenoon. Gunnery party restowing Cordite.

2.35pm: US SS Bridgeport arrived and anchored in Grassy bay.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am. Landed Patrol.

4.45pm: One Rating rejoined Ship from detention Barracks.

6.30pm: Landed Canteen party.

10.10pm: Canteen party returned. 10.15pm: Patrol returned.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 325 lbs, Vegetables 3000 lbs, Bread 432 lbs]


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10 April 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Wall North Camber]

6.50am: Landed Keep Yard party.

7.50am: USS Salem weighed and proceeded in South Camber.

8.0am: Fired Court Martial Gun.

8.50am: Gunnery training Class at Instructions. Target party working about targets. Divers exercising.

9.30am: Court Martial held on board.

11.50am: Keep Yard party returned.

Noon: Court Martial finished.

1.10pm: Landed Keep Yard party.

1.20pm: Told off special parties. Gunnery training class at Instruction. Remainder of hands employed as Requisite.

2.0pm: 1 Bag of Mails received from AS Office.

2.30pm: Divers returned.

3.55pm: Keep Yard party returned.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters.

4.30pm: Landed liberty men and Patrol and Non Swimmers.

5.35pm: 2 Bags of Mails received on board from RA [Rear Admiral] Office for transmission. Non Swimmers returned.

6.30pm: Landed Canteen party.

8.0pm: Night defence guns crews Correct.

8.20pm: 1 bag of Mails arrived from “Shearwater”.

9.10pm: 1 Package arrived from RN Barracks.

10.0pm: Canteen party returned. 10.15pm: Patrol returned.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 325 + 9 = 334 lbs, Vegetables 500 lbs, Bread 432 lbs]


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11 April 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Wall North Camber]

6.0am: 1 Bag of Confidential mails arrived from NIO [probably Naval Intelligence Office].

6.50am: Landed Keep Yard party.

7.25am: SS Chaleur arrived.

7.30am: 6 Bags of Mails sent to RMSP Chaleur. Landed Target party.

9.0am: Gunnery training class at Instruction. 2 Ratings joined Ship from SS “Chaleur”. Told off special parties. Remainder of hands employed as Requisite.

11.35am: Target party returned.

11.55am: Keep Yard party returned.

1.10pm: Landed Keep Yard party and Target party.

1.20pm: Hands employed as in Forenoon.

1.25pm: HMS Roxburgh arrived and moored in South Camber.

1.30pm: SS Veronica arrived and anchored in Grass bay [Grassy Bay].

1.35pm: Received 39 bags of mails from “Roxburgh”.

1.45pm: Sent 2 bags of Mails to SS Chaleur.

3.15pm: Commenced to sink dry dock. Keep Yard party returned.

4.30pm: Landed liberty men and Patrol.

4.40pm: Lieutenant Ord RN and Lieutenant Commander Findlay [or Finlay] RNR joined Ship.

6.30pm: Landed Canteen party.

10.0pm: Canteen party returned.

10.25pm: Patrol returned.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 335 lbs, Bread 432 lbs]

[Raining all day, southerly wind force 3 for most of the time, noon temperature 65F]


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12 April 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Wall North Camber]

5.45am: Opened B and C doors. Hands employed cleaning Ship.

6.30am: Read Warrants Nos 324, 325, 326.

6.50am: Landed Keep Yard party.

7.40am: Discharged 3 Prisoners and one CM [Court Martial] prisoner to detention.

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers.

9.20am: Hands to Physical drill. Training classes at Instructions. Told off special parties. Remainder of hands employed as Requisite.

11.25am: HMCS Shearwater shifted berth to North Camber.

11.50am: Keep Yard party returned.

1.10pm: Landed Keep Yard party.

1.20pm: Ordinary Seamen exercising boat pulling and boys. Hands employed as in Forenoon.

3.55pm: Keep Yard party returned.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Landed Patrol and Non Swimmers.

4.45pm: Escort from St Georges returned.

6.30pm: Landed Canteen party.

8.0pm: Night defence guns crews Correct.

8.40pm: Closed B and C doors.

10.0pm: Canteen party returned.

10.30pm: Patrol returned.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 330 lbs, Vegetables 5000 lbs, Bread 432 lbs]


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13 April 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Alongside Wall North Camber]

4.0am: Lit fires in second and third Picket boats.

6.45am: SS Bellbank arrived and anchored in Grassy bay.

6.55am: Landed Keep Yard party.

8.45am: Aired night clothing.

9.0am: Told off Special parties. Remainder of hands employed cleaning ship throughout.

10.0am: Tested Lifebuoys - Correct.

11.30am: 6 US Submarine Chasers undocked. HMS Roxburgh finished coaling.

11.40am: US Yacht Wadum [probably Wadena] left Camber. Keep Yard party returned.

1.0pm: Hands Make and Mend Clothes. Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am.

3.0pm: US Yacht Wadena moored in North Camber.

3.20pm: SS Bellbank moored in North Camber.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters.

4.30pm: Landed Patrol and Non Swimmers.

6.0pm: Gunnery Class 65 Ratings joined Ship from Roxburgh.

6.30pm: Landed Canteen party.

10.0pm: Canteen party returned. Steam pinnace drew fires.

10.50pm: Patrol returned.

11.40pm: Second Picket boat drew fires.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 403 lbs, Vegetables 100 lbs, Bread 1086 lbs]


No scanned log pages for 14–15 April, 1918


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16 April 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.38, Long -64.71 [very rough estimate as no position information given]

[Murrays Anchorage]

Draught Forward 27’ 6”, Aft 28’ 4”.

4.0am: Lit fires in second Picket boat.

8.40am: Hoisted out Sailing pinnace and sent Recording party to Creole.

8.55am: Creole arrived.

9.10am: Shortened in cable. 9.18am: Weighed and proceeded on run. Powerful arrived and took over targets from Creole.

8.50am [should probably be 9.50]: Commenced firing 6 inch.

9.15am: Gunnery training class carrying out 6 inch firing. Training classes at Instruction. Remainder of hands employed as Requisite.

10.5am: USS Lake Port [Lake Port] proceeded to Grassy bay.

11.50am: Hoisted out second Picket Boat.

0.45pm: Cease firing. Repair Targets.

1.25pm: Resumed firing 6 inch.

2.30pm: Finished 6 inch. 2.38pm: Commenced 12 inch Fore Turret.

3.30pm: Picket Boat returned to ship with Navigator of Highflyer.

4.0pm: Finished firing 12 inch and completed all Gunnery Class firings.

4.20pm: Recording party returned and Ship proceeded to Grassy bay.

5.25pm: Came to with Starboard anchor in 8 fathoms Veered to 6 Shackles.

[A Berth Grassy Bay]

6.0pm: 1 Sick berth rating discharged to Royal Naval Hospital.

6.30pm: Recording party left Ship for Casemate.

7.2pm: Ammunition lighter and Gunnery class left Ship.

7.30pm: Target party returned.

7.40pm: Leave to first part of Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Landed Patrol.

8.0pm: Night defence guns crews Correct.

10.0pm: Liberty men returned and Patrol.

10.20pm: First Picket Boat drew fires.

11.55pm: Second Picket Boat drew fires.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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17 April 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.37, Long -64.65 [very rough estimate based on minimal information in log]

[A Berth Grassy Bay]

4.0am: Spread fires in second Picket Boat.

5.45am: Worked main derrick. Hands employed Cleaning Ship.

7.0am: Liberty men returned. Discharged Lieutenant Ord to Casement [Casemate] Barracks.

8.55am: 2 French tugs arrived and proceeded in South Camber.

9.15am: Hoisted in second Picket Boat.

9.35am: Shortened in Cable. 9.45am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.45am: Exercised Sea boats crews, dropped life buoy.

11.10am: Both boats returned and hoisted.

11.20am: Entered Narrows.

11.30am [time indistinct]: Passed Fairway buoy and proceeded to look for Hawser buoy. Hands employed as Requisite. Training classes at Instructions.

2.0pm: Ship proceeded to Grassy bay.

3.40pm: Entered Grassy Bay.

3.45pm: Lowered first and second Cutters and Exercised Crews.

3.48pm: Came to with Starboard anchor in 8 fathoms Veered to 5 Shackles. Hoisted out Launch.

5.40pm: Landed liberty men and Patrol.

6.0pm: Discharged 1 Rating to RN Barracks.

7.10pm: Posted sentries on Forecastle and Quarterdeck.

7.50pm: Drew fires in first Picket Boat.

8.0pm: Night defence guns crews Correct.

8.40pm: Closed B and C doors.

10.0pm: Liberty men returned and Patrol.

11.45pm: Second Picket Boat banked fires.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 510 lbs, Bread 900 lbs]


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18 April 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[A Berth Grassy Bay]

6.5am: 5 bags of mails sent to [HMS] “Highflyer”.

8.30am: Aired Bedding.

8.45am: Landed Target and Dockyard parties.

9.0am: First Section of boys to school.

9.15am: Divisions. Prayers.

9.30am: Torpedo training class at Instruction. Remainder of hands employed as Requisite.

11.0am: SS Charybdis proceeded outwards.

11.30am: Inspected Bedding.

11.50am: Target and Dockyard parties returned.

1.0pm: Hands make and mend Clothes. Special leave to second part of Starboard Watch till 7.0am, both Watches of boys till 6.0pm. Landed Target party.

4.30pm: Landed Patrol.

6.0pm: Boys and Recreation party returned.

7.40pm: Posted Sentries on Forecastle and Quarterdeck.

8.0pm: Night defence guns crews Correct.

10.15pm: Liberty men returned.

11.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 280 lbs, Vegetables 3000 + 1100 = 4100 lbs, Bread 432 lbs]


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19 April 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[A Berth Grassy Bay]

4.0am: Lit fires in first Picket Boat. Spread fires in second Picket Boat.

5.50am: Landed 2 Stokers in Dockyard to light up Dockyard Steam pinnace.

9.0am: Divisions. Prayers.

9.20am: Exercised General Quarters.

10.30am: Landed provisioning party. Torpedo training Class at Instructions. Hands employed as Requisite.

11.0am: Provision boat came alongside.

11.55am: Dockyard parties returned.

1.10pm: Landed Dock Yard party. Torpedo and Seamanship training Classes at Instructions. Remainder of hands employed as in Forenoon.

6.0pm: Hands to Bathe.

9.30pm: First Picket Boat drew fires.

10.0pm: Liberty men returned and Patrol.

11.40pm: Second Picket Boat drew fires.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 310 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 432 lbs]


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20 April 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[A Berth Grassy Bay]

8.0am: Tested Lifebuoys and found Correct.

8.45am: Hands employed Cleaning Ship throughout.

2.0pm: Special leave to first part of Starboard Watch till 10pm.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters.

4.30pm: Landed Patrol and Non Swimmers.

5.45pm: Non Swimmers returned.

6.0pm: Hands to Bathe.

7.20pm: Posted Sentries on Forecastle and Quarterdeck.

7.45pm: Exercised Searchlight crews and Ordinary Seaman training class. Night defence guns crews Correct.

10.10pm: Liberty men returned.

10.45pm: Patrol returned. Steam Cutter banked fires.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 310 lbs, Vegetables 500 lbs, Bread 848 lbs]


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21 April 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[A Berth Grassy Bay]

9.20am: Hands mustered by The Ledger.

10.30am: Held divine Service on board.

11.30am: Sent 3 bags of mails to USS “Alert”.

1.0pm: Special leave to second part of Port Watch till 7.0am, both Watches of boys till 6.0pm.

4.30pm: Landed Patrol.

6.0pm: Hands to Bathe.

6.10pm: Boys returned from leave.

7.20pm: Posted Sentries on Forecastle and Quarterdeck.

8.0pm: Night defence guns crews Correct.

8.40pm: Closed B and C doors.

10.30pm: Liberty men and Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 310 lbs]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 73F]


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22 April 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[A Berth Grassy Bay]

2.0am: Submarine H 14 and Tug arrived and proceeded into South Camber.

2.30am: Sent Steam Cutters to moor up in Camber.

8.45am: Landed ammunition and Dockyard party.

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers. Hands to Physical drill.

9.30am: Training Classes at Instructions. Told off special parties. Remainder of hands as Requisite.

10.35am: Lighter came alongside with 6 inch Projectiles.

10.30am: Discharged one Stoker to RNH [Royal Naval Hospital].

1.20pm: Ammunition party embarking ammunition 6 inch Shell. Torpedo and Seamanship classes at Instructions. Remainder of hands employed as in Forenoon.

3.45pm: USS Lake Port proceeded outwards.

3.50pm: Ammunition lighter left Ship.

4.30pm: Landed Liberty men, Patrol and Non Swimmers.

6.0pm: Non Swimmers returned. Hands to Bathe.

10.30pm: Liberty men and Patrol returned.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 280 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 432 lbs]


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23 April 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[A Berth Grassy Bay]

6.45am: Landed working party to sway up Topmast of Direction mast.

7.0am: Liberty men returned.

8.40am: Landed Dockyard parties. Torpedo training Class at Instruction. Told off special parties. Remainder of hands as Requisite.

11.0am: Worked main derrick, hoisted out Sailing pinnace and in Launch.

11.40am: Mast Party returned.

1.0pm: Mast party landed. Discharged 1 Rating to POs Club and 1 to RNH for duty.

1.20pm: Hands employed as in Forenoon. Training Classes at Instructions. Discharged 1 PO [PettyOfficer], 1 AB [Able Seaman] to St Georges for Duty.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters.

4.30pm: Discharged 1 PO to Casemate Barracks. 1 PO and 1 AB joined Ship from RNB [Royal Naval Barracks]. Landed liberty men and Patrol.

6.45pm: [HMS] Duke of Edingburgh [Edinburgh] arrived and entered South Camber.

7.0pm: Placed Sentries on Forecastle and Quarterdeck. Received 12 bags of mails from D of E [Duke of Edinburgh]. 1 AB joined ship from St Georges.

10.15pm: Liberty men and Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 300 lbs, Bread 360 lbs]


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24 April 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[A Berth Grassy Bay]

8.5am: HMS Devonshire anchored in Grassy Bay.

8.35am: HMS Devonshire weighed and proceeded in South Camber.

8.45am: 24 bags of mails arrived on board.

9.40am: Ammunition Lighter came alongside with Projectiles 6 inch. Told off special parties. Remainder as Requisite.

10.25pm: Sent 1 bag of mail to Yacht Eillen [Eileen] anchored in Great Sound. Sent 36 bags of mails to AS [Admiral Superintendant] Office.

11.30am: Completed embarking Projectiles. Sent 5 bags of mails to HE [His Excellency] The Govener [Governor].

1.10pm: Funeral party and Eileen’s Coaling party landed. Remainder of hands employed as in Forenoon.

1.40pm: SS Manta [probably] arrived and anchored in Grassy bay.

3.30pm: 1 Rating joined Ship from RNH. Mr Willcocks (Gunner) joined ship from [HMS] Devonshire.

4.30pm: Landed liberty men and Patrol and non Swimmers.

5.0pm: Sent Lighter into Camber.

5.45pm: Non Swimmers returned.

6.0pm: Hands to Bathe.

6.15pm: French Tug Scout passed outwards.

6.25pm: Coaling party returned.

7.25pm: 1 PO joined Ship from St Georges. Night defence guns crews told off.

10.15pm: Liberty men returned.

11.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 300 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 396 lbs]

[Rain at times during day, noon temperature 73F]


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25 April 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[A Berth Grassy Bay]

4.0am: Lit fires in second Picket Boat and Steam Pinnace.

5.45am: Opened B and C doors. Hands employed Cleaning Ship. Coaling Party 1 + 32 left for Eileen.

7.20am: Pinnace alongside.

8.40am: 1 Rating discharged to Casemate. Target Party landed. Second Section Boys to School.

9.10am: Booth [Both] Watches for Exercise Special Parties, Torpedo Training Class, Working Parties about Fore and Aft Turrets. Remainder as Requisite.

9.35am: Guns Crews (3) of St [SS?] Veronica Instructions.

10.5am: First Section Boys School. Carpenter party landed.

10.50am: Target party returned.

11.30am: Devonshire Docked.

0.25pm: Provision Boat came alongside.

0.30pm: Coaling Party returned.

1.0pm: Provision Boat left Ship. Hands Make and Mend Cloths [Clothes]. Special Leave to second Part Port Watch till 7.0am and Booth [sic] Watches of Boys untill [sic] 5.45pm.

3.30pm: Eileen went to North Camber. 1 Bag of Mails received from Devonshire.

4.0pm: Evening quarters.

4.50pm: Discharged 36 Rating[s] to Duke of Edinburgh.

5.0pm: 80 Ratings joined ship from Duke of Edinburgh Gunnery Classes.

6.0pm: Hands to Bathe.

6.15pm: Non Swimmers Returned.

7.25pm: Received 4 Bags of Mails and 1 Confidential Bag, also 1 package of letters from Casemate. 59 Ratings joined Ship from D of E [HMS Duke of Edinburgh], 24 Gunnery Class came on Board from D of E.

8.0pm: Night Guns Crew Correct.

8.10pm: First Picket Boat Drew Fires.

8.40pm: Closed B and C Doors.

9.45pm: Received 4 Bags Mails from Highflyer and 2 from Shearwater.

10.10pm: Liberty Men and Patrols returned.

11.0pm: Drew Fires in Steam Cutter.

Midnight: Sent Mails to Duke of Edinburgh.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 297 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 504 lbs]

[Rain all day]


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26 April 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[A Berth Grassy Bay]

6.45am: Working Party for Daniels Head left ship.

7.30am: HMS Duke of Edinburgh left Camber and Proceeded 8.0.

8.40am: Target and Ammunition Party landed.

9.0am: Both Watches for Exercise. Torpedo Training class at Instructions, told off Special Parties. Remainder of Hands as Required.

1.20pm: Both Watches for Exercise. Torpedo Training Class at Instructions, told off Special Parties, remainder of Hands employed as Required, exercised Divers.

4.30pm: Gave Special Leave to second Part Starboard Watch until 10pm. Landed liberty Men, Patrol and Non Swimmers.

6.20pm: Non Swimmers returned.

7.0pm: Placed Sentries on Forecastle and Quarterdeck.

8.0pm: Night Defence Guns Crew told off.

8.30pm: Closed B and C Doors.

10.15pm: Liberty men returned.

11.55pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 700 lbs, Bread 432 lbs]


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27 April 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[A Berth Grassy Bay]

4.0am: Spread Fires in first and second Picket Boats. Lit fires in Steam Pinnace.

6.30am: Worked Main Derrick and hoisted out Steam Pinnace, returned steam Cutter to Dockyard.

7.20am: Lost overboard by Accident one Shovel.

8.45am: Booth [sic] Watches for Exercise. Told off Special Parties, remainder clean Ship.

9.30am: Tested Life Buoy and found Correct.

11.30am: HMS Druge [presumably HM Tug Drudge, mentioned here on 12 December 1919 and in the log of HMS Cornwall for 8 November 1918] came alongside with (Gunnery Glasses).

1.50pm: Gave Special Leave to first Part Port Watch untill [sic] 10.0pm.

3.0pm: Landed Liberty Men and Patrol.

5.15pm: Landed Liberty Men and Non Swimmers.

6.15pm: Non Swimmers returned.

6.55pm: Hoisted second and third Cutters.

7.30pm: One Stoker joined ship from Detention.

10.15pm: Liberty Men returned.

10.50pm: Patrol returned.

11.0pm: Banked Fires in Steam Pinnace and second Picket Boat.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 400 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 900 lbs]


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28 April 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[A Berth Grassy Bay]

0.25am: First Picket Boat Banked Fires.

3.10am: Exercised Search Lights Crews.

4.0am: Spread Fires in first and second Picket Boat and Steam Pinnace.

8.30am: HMS Devonshire undocked.

9.20am: Landed Church Parties, Collier went alongside of Devonshire.

10.5am: Held Divine Service on Board.

11.30am: Church Parties returned.

1.0pm: Special leave to first Part Starboard Watch untill [sic] 9.0pm and booth [both] Watches of Boys untill 5.45pm.

3.0pm: One Rating joined Ship from RNH [Royal Naval Hospital].

4.0pm: Evening Quarters.

4.30pm: Liberty Men and Patrol Landed.

4.50pm: SS Charybdis arrived and Proceeded to Hamilton.

5.30pm: Port Watch prepaired [prepared] Ship for Sea.

7.30pm: Received one Bag of Mails from Devonshire.

8.40pm: Closed B and C Doors.

9.10pm: Liberty Men and Patrol returned. Worked Main Derrick, Hoisted in Steam Pinnace.

10.0pm: First Picket Boat Drew Fires.

10.55pm: Exercised Search Lights Crews.

11.55pm: Second Picket Boat Drew Fires.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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29 April 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.38, Long -64.71 [very rough estimate as no position information given]

[A Berth Grassy Bay]

Draught of Water: Forward 27’ 5”, Aft 28’ 2”.

4.0am: Spread Fires in second Picket Boat.

5.45am: Worked Main Derrick and Hoisted in first Picket Boat. Remainder of Hands cleaning Ship.

7.20am: Shortened in Cable. 7.40am: Weighed and proceeded outwards.

9.15am: Tug Arrived in MA [Murray’s Anchorage] with Targets. Target Party rig Sails, using Sail Pinnace.

9.40am: Commenced Firing .303 and 1 inch Aiming.

9.45am: Sent second Cutter to Tobbac [Tobacco] Buoy [possibly Bay] for one Rating RMLI [Royal Marines Light Infantry] from Detention Barracks to join Ship.

1.30pm: Remainder of Hands employed as Requisite.

1.45pm: Finished firing .303”.

2.10pm: Commenced firing 12 pounder.

4.0pm: Cease Firing.

4.10pm: Came to with Port anchor 56 feet Veered to 5 Shackles.

[4.10pm [anchor bearings]: Ships Head SW, Fairway Buoy N15E, Lookout [Flag] Staff S15E, St Catherine Point S67E]

4.30pm: Sailing Pinnace and Target Party Returned to Ship.

7.10pm: SS Caraquet passed outward.

7.50pm: Read Warrants Nos 327 and 328.

8.10pm: 2 US Tugs and 2 French Submarine Chasers arrived. Told off night Defence Guns Crew.

8.40pm: Closed B and C Doors.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 630 lbs, Vegetables 600 lbs, Bread 1000 lbs]


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30 April 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.38, Long -64.71 [very rough estimate as no position information given]

[Murrays Anchorage]

Draught of Water: Forward 27’ 2”, Aft 28’ 4”.

2.0am: Exercised Search Lights Crews.

8.35am: Shortened in Cable. 8.50am: Weighed Port anchor and proceeded on firing ground.

9.5am: Commenced Firing 12 pounder.

10.10am: Completed, and repaired Targets.

10.33am: Commenced Sub Calibre. Remainder of Hands Employed as Required. Training Classes at Instructions.

1.25pm: Completed Sub Calibre.

1.38pm: Commenced Firing 6 inch. Booth [Both] Watches for exercise, Told off special Parties, Training Classes under Instructions, remainder of Hands employed as Required.

5.45pm: Ceased firing.

6.15pm: Came to with Starboard anchor in 9 fathoms, Veered to 5 Shackles.

[6.20pm [anchor bearings]: St Catherine Point S78E, Look out Flag Staff S25E, Fair Way Buoy N20E]

6.45pm: Exercised second and third Cutters Crews.

7.0pm: Hands to Bathe, Placed Sentries on Forecastle and Quarterdeck.

8.0pm: Hoisted second and third Cutters, and told off Night Defence Guns Crew.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Vegetables 300 lbs, Bread 130 lbs]


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LOGS FOR MAY 1918


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[Left hand side of cover of Log for May 1918, approved by Captain (as before)]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed by G Whish, Navigating Officer]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 May 1918

At Bermuda [though not stated]

Lat 32.38, Long -64.71 [very rough estimate as no position information given]

[Murrays Anchorage to A Berth Grassy Bay]

1.0am: Exercised Search Lights Crews.

5.45am: Opened B and C Doors and Cleaned Ship.

8.25am: Tug arrived in MA [Murray’s Anchorage] with Targets, Sent Target Party and Recording Party in Sailing Pinnace.

8.40am: Shortened in Starboard Cable. 9.0am: Weighed Starboard anchor and proceeded on Run.

9.15am: Continued Firing 6 inch.

9.20am: Both Watches for exercise, Told off Special Parties, remainder of Hands as Requisite. Coaling [gear] Surveyed and found Correct.

0.5pm: Finished Firing 6 inch, Tug Proceeded to Camber with Targets, Worked Main Derrick, Hoisted in Sailing Pinnace.

0.25pm: Proceeded to Grassy Bay.

1.28pm: Came to with Port anchor 8 fathoms Veered to 5 Shackles.

1.30pm: Worked Main Derrick, got out first Picket Boat, Steam Pinnace and Launch, Furled Quarterdeck Awning and Prepaired [sic] Ship for Coaling.

2.40pm: Ammunition Lighter came alongside.

3.40pm: Recording Party Left Ship.

4.10pm: Ammunition Lighter left Ship.

4.30pm: Target Party returned. Dr Sara [?] Discharged to HMS Devonshire.

4.35pm: USS Lakeworth [Lake Worth] Collier came alongside Starboard Side.

6.0pm: Hands employed Rigging Collier.

6.30pm: Received 3 Bags of Mails for Transmission.

7.15pm: 4 Rating[s] joined Ship from RN Hospital Gent [?]. Received Deceased Mans effects 1 Bag and 1 Hammock.

7.50pm: Ammunition Party left Ship.

8.40pm: Told off Night Defence Guns Crews.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Bread 1008 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 352 tons, Oil 398 tons]


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2 May 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[A Berth Grassy Bay]

Draught of Water: Before Coaling: Forward 27’ 2”, Aft 28’ 2”; After Coaling: Forward 27’ 10”, Aft 28’ 9”.

5.0am: Hands told off for Coaling Ship.

5.10am: Commenced Coaling from USS Lakeworth.

6.50am: Received one Bag of Mails from Casemate Barracks.

8.55am: Received 3 Bags of Mails from HMS Highflyer and one from Shearwater.

9.20am: US Prarie [USS Prairie] went alongside of Dockyard Wall, South Camber.

10.40am: Sent 6 Bags of Mails to SS Charybdis.

11.0am: Completed Coaling (650) Tons.

11.40am: Cast off Collier.

1.20pm: Both Watches for exercise employed cleaning Ship.

2.0pm: Lost overboard By Accident 15 Coal Bags.

3.45pm: Hands to Clean.

4.15pm: Gave Special leave to second Part Starboard Watch untill [sic] 7.0am.

4.45pm: Landed liberty men and Patrol.

7.20pm: Posted Sentries on Forecastle and Quarter Deck.

8.0pm: Mustered Night Defence Guns Crew, Correct.

10.15pm: Patrol returned on Board.

10.50pm: Steam Cutter and Launch Moored in Camber.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 370 lbs, Vegetables 3200 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 986 tons, Oil 398 tons]


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3 May 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[A Berth Grassy Bay]

6.50am: Landed Engineer’s Working Party to Dockyard.

8.50am: Divisions and Traced up Coaling Suits.

9.0am: Both Watches for exercise. Told off Special Parties. Remainder of Hands employed Embarking ammunition.

9.10am: Gunnery Classes left ship for Casement [Casemate] Barracks.

11.50am: Dockyard Parties returned on Board.

1.20pm: Gun Mounting Party for SS Waneto [probably Waneta].

4.20pm: Gun Mounting Party returned onboard.

4.45pm: Discharged one ERA [Engine Room Artificer] to [HMS] Devonshire and Landed Patrol.

5.10pm: Finished Ammunition.

5.25pm: One ERA joined Ship from Devonshire.

5.45pm: Gave Special Leave to second Part of Port Watch untill [sic] 7.0am.

6.25pm: Ammunition Lighter left Ship.

8.0pm: Mustered night Defence Guns Crew Correct.

8.20pm: Discharged 1 WO [Warrant Officer] Mr Horn to Devonshire.

8.40pm: Closed B and C Doors.

10.15pm: Liberty Men returned on Board.

10.40pm: Patrol returned on Board.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 350 lbs, Bread 432 lbs]


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4 May 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[A Berth Grassy Bay]

3.30am: Lit Fires in first Picket Boat.

4.0am: Spread Fires in Steam Pinnace and Steam Cutter.

6.0am: Sent 4 Bags of Mails to HMS Devonshire. Worked Main Derrick and hoisted out second Picket Boat.

7.45am: American Tugs Patrixint [possibly Patuxtent] and Patupoco [probably Patapasco] arrived in Grassy Bay.

8.10am: SS Cowrie anchored in Grassy Bay. Tested Life Buoys Correct.

8.15am: HMS Devonshire left Camber and Proceeded to Sea.

8.45am: Divisions, and aired night clothing.

9.0am: Both Watches for exercise told off Special Parties, remainder of Hands Employed as Requisite.

11.15am: Chaplain joined Ship from RN Hospital.

0.45pm: Returned Steam Cutter to Dockyard and returned 20 Coal Burrows [?] to HMS Highflyer.

1.0pm: Spread Quarter Deck Awning.

1.30pm: Hand[s] Make and mend Clothes, Special leave to first Part of the Starboard Watch untill 7.0am and Both Watches of Boys untill 5.45pm.

2.30pm: SS Waneta came out of Camber and anchored in Grassy Bay.

4.30pm: Landed Liberty men and Patrol.

4.50pm: SS Waneta Proceeded to Sea.

6.0pm: Hands to Bathe.

6.30pm: Hoisted Cutter and Shifted over Accommodation Ladder.

7.45pm: Posted Sentries on Forecastle and Quarter Deck. Mustered Night Defence Guns Crews Correct.

10.10pm: Liberty Men returned on Board.

10.40pm: Patrol returned on Board and Banked Fires in Steam Pinnace.

11.20pm: First Picket Boat drew Fires.

11.45pm: Second Picket Boat drew Fires.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 570 lbs, Vegetables 3000 lbs, Bread 864 lbs]


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5 May 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[A Berth Grassy Bay]

7.0am: Liberty Men returned on Board.

9.0am: Landed Wesleyans (41).

9.30am: Divisions.

9.45am: Landed RC - (35).

10.15am: Held Divine Service on Board.

11.10am: Ditto Communion Service.

11.55am: Church Parties returned on Board.

1.0pm: Gave Special leave to first Part of Port Watch untill 7.0am and Both Watches of Boys untill 5.45pm.

4.30pm: Landed Liberty Men and Patrol. Discharged 1 CPO and 10 ABs to Casement [Casemate] Barracks.

6.10pm: Liberty Boys returned on Board.

10.10pm: Liberty men and Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 300 lbs]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 74F]


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6 May 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[A Berth Grassy Bay]

6.30am: Read Warrant (No 329).

7.10am: USS Sioux passed Outwards.

7.30am: Discharged 1 Prisoner to Detention Barracks.

9.35am: General Drill. Exercised Collision, Fire, rigged and hove around Downton Pumps and Abandon Ship.

10.20am: Away all Boats Crews.

10.45am: US Tugs No 3 and 4 Passed Outwards.

1.20pm: Both Watches for exercise Landed Dockyard Parties and Told off Special Parties, Torpedo Training Class under Instructions, remainder of Hands employed as requisite.

1.50pm: USS Montgomery proceeded Outwards.

3.0pm: USS Chestnut Hill anchored in Grassy Bay.

3.25pm: 1 Patient from RN Hospital joined Ship.

4.30pm: Gave Special leave to first Part of Starboard Watch untill 7am. Landed Liberty men and Patrol.

5.50pm: Hands to Bathe.

7.25pm: Posted Sentries on Forecastle and Quarter Deck.

8.0pm: Night Defence Guns Crews told off and Mustered Correct. Mustered Search Lights Crews. Correct.

8.40pm: Closed B and C Doors.

8.45pm: Exercised Search Lights Crews.

10.15pm: Liberty Men returned on Board.

11.0pm: Patrol returned on Board. Steam Pinnace Banked Fires.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 300 lbs, Bread 432 lbs]


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7 May 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[A Berth Grassy Bay to North Camber]

Draught of Water: Forward 27’ 7”, Aft 28’ 9”.

7.0am: Landed Target Party.

7.30am: Landed Carpenter’s and Boatswain’s Party and Furled Quarter Deck Awning.

9.0am: Divisions and Prayers.

9.30am: Both Watches for exercise Aft Tower Booms, Closed B and C doors, Landed working Party for SS Chestnut Hill, of 15 Men.

9.45am: Shortened in Port Cable. 10.0am: Weighed Port anchor and Proceeded into North Camber.

11.10am: Bow and Stern Wires made fast.

11.30am: Moored Ship alongside of North Breakwater.

11.50am: Dockyard Parties Returned.

pm: Blocks Common, 8 inch, Double (4) in Number - Broken and Lost Overboard Whilst lifting in Brows.

0.45pm: SS Chestnut Hill Working Party returned.

1.15pm: Target Party Landed.

1.20pm: Both Watches for exercise told off Special Parties, Training Classes under Instruction. Remainder of Hands employed as Requisite.

2.40pm: USS Salum [Salem] anchored in Grassy Bay.

3.0pm: Opened B and C Doors.

4.40pm: Gave Special Leave to Port watch untill 7.0am.

5.0pm: Landed Liberty Men and Patrol. Discharged 1 Carpenter Rating ashore to Admiral’s Staff.

5.10pm: SS Chestnut Hill working Party returned on Board.

6.40pm: Landed Canteen Party.

8.0pm: Night Defence Guns Crews, and Search Lights Crews Mustered Correct.

8.40pm: Closed B and C Doors.

10.0pm: Canteen Party and Liberty Men Returned.

10.20pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 350 lbs, Vegetables 900 lbs, Bread 432 lbs]


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8 May 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Moored North Camber North Breakwater]

6.0am: Hands to Breakfast and Clean.

6.45am: Both Watches for exercise Told off Special Parties (1 PO and 1 Leading Seaman, 25 Men) for SS Chestnut Hill, (1 PO, 1 LS, 16 Men) Shell Party, (1 LS, 8 Men) Carpenter Party. Keep Yard Party left Ship.

7.30am: SS Cowrie left Camber for Grassy Bay.

8.0am: Gunner’s Party left Ship for Dockyard.

8.10am: Remainder of Hands employed as Requisite Transporting Ammunition.

9.45am: Ammunition Party left ship in Lighter.

11.40am: Special Parties returned on Board.

Noon: Ammunition Party returned.

0.20pm: SS Chestnut Hills Working Party returned.

1.10pm: Keep Yard Party landed.

1.50pm: Both Watches for exercise Told off Special Parties. Remainder of Hands employed as during Forenoon.

4.10pm: Gave special Leave to Starboard Watch untill [sic] 7.0am.

5.10pm: SS Jedmoor Collier left Camber for GB [Grassy Bay].

6.30pm: Landed Canteen Party.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 300 lbs, Vegetables 3700 lbs, Bread 432 lbs]


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9 May 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[North Camber North Breakwater]

4.0am: Lit Fires in first and second Picket Boat and Steam Pinnace.

6.30am: Read Warrant (No 330).

6.55am: 1 PO, 1 LS and 18 Men Landed Transporting Party to Spar Yard. Told off Special Parties 1 LS and 6 Men Carpenters Submarine Store 1 PO and 25 Men Landed. Keep Yard Party Landed.

7.0am: Liberty Men returned.

7.40am: Second Cutters Working Party 1 LS and 8 Men Landed.

8.0am: SS Chestnut Hill weighed anchor and proceeded outwards.

9.5am: Hands to Physical Drill.

9.30am: Both Watches for exercise Told off Special Parties, Torpedo Training Class at Instructions, remainder of Hands employed as Requisite.

10.20am: Spar Yard Party returned.

11.50am: Keep Yard Party returned.

11.58am: Submarine Store Party returned.

1.0pm: Hands to Make and Mend Clothes. Gave Special Leave to Port Watch and Both Watches of Boys. Watch untill [sic] 7.0am, Boys untill 7.0pm.

1.30pm: Landed Liberty [Men] and Boys.

2.30pm: Discharged 4 Privates to RN Hospital for Guard Duties.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters.

4.30pm: Landed Patrol and Liberty Men.

6.30pm: Canteen Party Landed.

7.0pm: Liberty Boys returned on Board.

8.0pm: Night Defence Guns Crews Mustered Correct.

10.0pm: Canteen Party returned on Board.

10.50pm: Patrol returned.

11.10pm: First Picket Boat Banked Fires.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 300 lbs, Bread 432 lbs]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 76F]


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10 May 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[North Camber North Breakwater]

5.45am: Both Watches for exercise Opened B and C Doors. Torpedo Training Class rigged Dropping Gear in second Picket Boat. Remainder of Hands employed Cleaning Ship.

6.30am: Lowered and Rigged second Cutter for Diving.

7.0am: Liberty men returned on Board.

8.45am: Keep Yard Party Landed.

9.30am: Hands to Physical Drill.

9.50am: Both Watches for exercise Told off Special Parties, Launch and Cutters Crews away Sailing, Torpedo Training Class running Torpedoes in second Picket Boat, Divers away in second cutter for Monthly Dip. Remainder of Hands Employed as Requisite.

11.50am: Special Parties Returned.

Noon: Keep Yard Party and Diving Party returned.

1.10pm: Landed Dockyard Parties. Torpedo Training Class, unrigged Diving Boat.

1.20pm: Both Watches for exercise Told off Special Parties. Embarked 6 inch Projectiles, remainder of Hands employed as Requisite.

3.30pm: Ammunition Lighter left Ship.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Gave Special leave to Starboard Watch untill 7.0am.

4.30pm: Landed Liberty Men and Patrol and Non Swimmers.

6.30pm: Canteen Party landed.

10.0pm: Canteen Party returned on Board.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 328 lbs, Bread 432 lbs]


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11 May 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[North Camber North Breakwater]

6.45am: Keep Yard Party and Carpenter Party landed.

7.15am: Tested Life Buoys and found Correct.

8.45am: Divisions, and Aired Night Clothing.

9.0am: Both Watches for exercise Told off Special Parties, remainder of Hands Employed Cleaning Ship and as Requisite.

11.45am: Keep yard Party and Carpenter Parties returned.

1.0pm: Gave Special Leave to Port Watch and first Part of Starboard Watch and Both Watches of Boys, Port Watch 7.0am, First Starboard 10pm, Boys untill [sic] 7.0pm.

1.40pm: Landed Funeral Party [reference to Casualty List for this date shows: Caesar, pre-Dreadnought battleship HORSWELL, Thomas W J, Victualling Petty Officer, M 1446, died]

2.30pm: Landed Seaman Patrol.

3.15pm: Funeral Party returned.

4.30pm: Landed Stokers and Marines Patrol.

6.30pm: Landed Canteen Party.

7.0pm: Seaman Patrol returned for Supper.

7.30pm: Seaman Patrol Landed.

7.45pm: Stokers and Marines Patrol returned for supper.

8.0pm: Mustered Night Defence Guns Crews Correct.

8.15pm: Stokers and Marines Patrols Landed.

10.0pm: Liberty Men and Canteen Party returned.

10.20pm: Patrols returned.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 300 lbs, Vegetables 2700 lbs, Bread 864 lbs]


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12 May 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[North Camber North Breakwater]

4.0am: Lit Fires in first and second Picket Boats and Spread Fires in Steam Pinnace.

8.35am: Landed (RC) for Church (23) Men.

9.15am: Landed Weslyans [Wesleyans] for Church (47) Men.

10.10am: (RC) returned on Board.

10.15am: Held Divine Service on Board.

11.15am: Landed (140) Men to attend Presentation of DSM [Distinguished Service Medal] to PO Cox.

11.25am: Weslyans returned.

11.45am: Presentation Party returned.

1.0pm: Gave Special Leave to Starboard Watch untill [sic] 7.0am and Both Watches on Boy[s] untill 7.0pm.

1.30pm: Landed Liberty Men and Boys.

4.30pm: Landed Liberty Men and Patrol.

5.30pm: Landed Liberty Men.

6.30pm: Gave Canteen leave to first Part of Port Watch untill 10.0pm.

9.10pm: Drew Fires in Steam Pinnace.

10.0pm: Liberty Men and Canteen Party returned.

11.20pm: Drew Fires in first Picket Boat.

11.40pm: Drew Fires in second Picket Boat.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 300 lbs]


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13 May 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[North Camber North Breakwater]

6.50am: Keep yard Party Landed.

9.30am: General Drill, Exercised Collission [sic], Abandon Ship and Fire Stations, rigged and Hove around Downton Pumps.

10.30am: Both Watches for exercise Told off Special Parties, Gunnery and Torpedo Training Classes at Instructions, remainder Employed as Requisite.

11.55am: Dockyard Parties returned.

1.10pm: Dockyard Parties Landed.

1.20pm: Both Watches for exercise Special Parties told off, Gunnery and Torpedo Training Classes under Instructions, Remainder of Hands Employed as during the Forenoon.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Keep yard Party returned on Board. Gave Special Leave to Port Watch.

4.30pm: Landed Liberty Men and Patrol and non Swimmers.

6.30pm: Canteen Party Landed.

8.0pm: Night Defence Guns Crews, and Search Lights Crews Mustered Correct.

8.40pm: Closed B and C Doors.

10.0pm: Canteen Party landed [returned].

10.15pm: Patrol returned on Board.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Bread 432 lbs]


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14 May 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[North Camber North Breakwater]

7.0am: Keep yard Party, Ammunition Party and Dockyard Parties Landed.

9.20am: Divisions and Prayers.

9.40am: Physical Drill.

9.50am: Ammunition Lighter came alongside with 12 inch and 6 inch Projectiles.

9.55am: BW for x [Both Watches for exercise]: Told off Special Parties, Gunnery and Torpedo Training Classes at Instructions. Remainder of Hands Employed as Requisite, Clearing Lighter. USS Wadena left Camber and Proceeded to Hamilton.

11.55am: Dockyard Parties returned.

Noon. S Schooner Kellie Lousie [possibly Kelly Louise?] arrived and Proceeded to Hamilton.

1.10pm: Dockyard Parties Landed.

1.20pm: BW for x Special Parties told off, Gunnery and Torpedo Training Classes at Instructions, Remainder of Hands employed as Requisite, Clearing Ammunition Lighter.

2.0pm: Court of Inquiry held on Board.

4.0pm: Dockyard Parties returned on Board.

4.35pm: Completed Embarking Ammunition.

4.40pm: Court of Inquiry Finished, Landed Patrol, Gave Special Leave to Starboard Watch untill 7.0am.

5.0pm: Liberty Men and Non Swimmers Landed.

6.0pm: Port Watch Stowing Ammunition.

7.0pm: Ceased Stowing Ammunition.

11.0pm: Patrols Returned on Board.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 650 lbs, Bread 144 lbs]


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15 May 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[North Camber North Breakwater]

5.45am: BW for x Ammunition Party stowing away 12 inch Projectiles, Opened B and C Doors and Cleaned Ship.

6.30am: Read Warrant (No 331).

7.0am: Keep yard Party Landed, Liberty men Returned.

7.40am: USS Prairie Left North Camber and anchored in GB [Grassy Bay].

8.15am: SS Jedmoor left South Camber and anchored in GB.

9.25am: Hands to Physical Drill.

9.45am: BW for x Training Classes at Instructions, Remainder of Hands Employed as Requisite.

10.10am: USS Prairie and (22) Submarine Chasers left GB for Sea.

10.25am: Landed Marine Detachment.

11.10am: Privision [provision] Lighter came along Side.

11.55am: Keep yard Party returned.

0.10pm: Marine Detachment Returned on Board.

0.30pm: SS Jedmoor, weighed anchor and Proceeded to Sea.

1.20pm: BW for x Told off Special Parties, Training Classes under Instructions, 1 PO and 1 LS and 24 Men Provisioning Party, Launch and Cutters Crews away Sailing, Remainder of Hands Employed as Requisite.

4.30pm: Keep yard Party returned, Landed Non Swimmers. Gave Special leave to Port Watch untill 7.0am.

5.0pm: Landed Liberty men and Patrol, Provisioning Party returned.

5.15pm: Non Swimmers returned.

6.30pm: Canteen Party Landed.

10.10pm: Canteen Party returned.

10.20pm: Patrol returned. Steam Pinnace banked Fires.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Provisions received: Vegetables 1100 lbs, Bread 432 lbs]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 75F]


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16 May 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[North Camber North Breakwater]

6.50am: Keep yard Party Landed.

7.30am: Provision Lighter came alongside.

8.5am: BW for x Told off Special Parties, Remainder of Hands employed Provisioning Ship and as Requisite.

11.50am: Keep yard Party returned.

0.15pm: HMS Berwick entered North Camber.

0.55pm: Received (37) Bags of Mails, 1 Confidential Bag, 2 Bags of Parcels, and 1 Packing Case from HMS Berwick.

1.10pm: Keep yard Party Landed.

1.20pm: BW for x Told off Special Parties, remainder of hands employed Provisioning Ship and as Requisite.

2.10pm: Sent 8 Bags of Mails to SS Charybdis.

2.15pm: SS Charybdis passed outwards, Provision lighter left Ship.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Gave Special Leave to Starboard Watch untill 7.0am.

4.30pm: Landed Liberty Men and Patrol.

6.30pm: Canteen Party landed.

8.0pm: US Tugs Lykens and Conestoga Berthed in North Camber. Night Defence Guns Crews, and Search Lights crews Mustered Correct.

10.0pm: Canteen Party returned on Board, Steam Pinnace Drew Fires.

10.40pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 310 lbs, Vegetables 4000 lbs, Bread 432 lbs]


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17 May 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[North Camber North Breakwater]

4.0am: Lit Fires in first and second Picket Boats and Steam Pinnace.

6.50am: Keep yard Party landed.

7.0am: Liberty men returned on Board. RC [Roman Catholics] Held Church Service in aft Submarine Flat [though it is unclear why this might be, on this Friday].

9.10am: Submarine H14 undocked. Divisions and Prayers.

9.30am: Exercised Ship Company in laying out Bower Anchor.

11.50am: Keep yard Party returned.

1.15pm: Keep yard Party Landed.

1.20pm: BW for x Told off Special Parties, Target Party rigging Targets. Remainder of Hands employed as Requisite.

4.0pm: USS Charles G Endicott [attempts to trace this ship have not borne fruit], arrived and moored in South Camber.

4.10pm: Keep yard Party returned. Gave Special Leave to Port Watch untill [sic] 7.0am.

4.30pm: Landed Liberty Men, and Patrol, and Non Swimmers.

5.40pm: Non Swimmers returned.

6.10pm: SS Caraquet arrived and Proceeded to Hamilton.

6.30pm: Canteen Party landed.

10.0pm: Canteen Party returned on Board.

10.30pm: Patrol returned.

11.30pm: First Picket Boat Drew Fires.

11.35pm: Second Picket Boat Drew Fires.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 300 lbs, Bread 432 lbs]


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18 May 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[North Camber North Breakwater]

6.40am: Spread Side Screens.

7.0am: Liberty Men returned on Board. Tested Life Buoys Correct.

8.45am: Divisions, with, and, Aired Night Clothing.

9.0am: BW for x Told off Special Parties, remainder of Hands employed cleaning Ship and as Requisite.

9.10am: HMS Highflyer came out of Dock.

10.30am: USS Charles G Endicott, and US Yacht Wadena went into Dry Dock.

11.0am: SS Panayiotis left Camber and Proceeded to Sea.

Noon: Tug Creole Left Camber with Targets in tow.

1.0pm: Hand[s] Make and Mend Clothes, Gave Special Leave to Starboard Watch untill 7.0am and Both Watches of Boys untill 7.0pm. Landed Liberty Men.

1.30pm: Carpenter’s Party Landed.

3.15pm: USS John M Connely [John M Connelly] and Tug Cearover [Sea Rover] arrived and anchored in Grassy Bay.

4.30pm: Patrol Landed.

6.15pm: Recreation Party Landed.

6.30pm: Canteen Party Landed.

6.40pm: SS Caraquet Passed outwards.

10.0pm: Canteen Party returned on Board.

10.50pm: Patrol returned on Board.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 270 lbs, Bread 864 lbs]


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19 May 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[North Camber North Breakwater]

8.15am: SS Asian arrived and anchored in GB [Grassy Bay].

9.15am: Wesleyans Landed (44) Men.

9.30am: Divisions.

9.50am: Roman Catholics Landed (37) Men.

10.25am: C of E Church Party Landed.

11.30am: SS Asian weighed anchor and Proceeded into North Camber.

11.40am: Church Parties returned, furled Forecastle Awning.

0.25pm: SS Majon [?] arrived and Proceeded to Hamilton.

1.10pm: Ammunition Party left Ship. Gave Special Leave to Port watch untill 10.0pm and Both Watches of Boys untill 7.0pm.

1.30pm: Landed Liberty Men and Boys.

3.0pm: Ammunition Lighter came alongside.

3.50pm: Ammunition Lighter left Ship.

5.0pm: (72) Ratings and 7 Marines joined Ship from HMS Berwick.

5.15pm: Recording Party and (10) Ratings joined Ship from Casemate.

5.30pm: Discharged (6) Ratings to Casemate Barracks.

5.35pm: Hoisted in Steam Pinnace and Launch.

5.50pm: Discharged 1 PO and (11) Hands to Casemate Barracks for Daniels Head Party.

6.30pm:Canteen Party landed.

8.0pm: Night Defence Guns Crews Mustered Correct.

10.0pm: Liberty Men, and Patrol, returned on Board.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 322 lbs]


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20 May 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.38, Long -64.71 [very rough estimate as no position information given]

[North Camber North Breakwater]

[Draught of Water: Forward 27’ 11”, Aft 28’ 3”]

4.0am: Lit Fires in second Picket Boat.

5.40am: Worked Main Derrick, in first Picket Boat and Prepaired [Prepared] Ship for sea.

6.15am: Got out Foremost Brow, Singled Hawsers and Closed B and C Doors.

6.20am: 2 PO joined ship from Berwick.

6.50am: Got out After Brow and Prepaired to leave Breakwater.

7.15am: Slipped from North Breakwater and Proceeded to Murray Anchorage.

9.10am: Worked Main Derrick in second Picket Boat.

9.20am: Both Watches for x. Training Classes at Instructions, remainder of Hands employed as Requisite.

9.30am: Commenced Firing 1 inch Aiming.

1.45pm: Completed 1 inch Aiming and repaired Targets.

2.28pm: Commenced Firing 12 Pounder.

2.50pm: Submarine Chaser No 126 Passed in, in tow of Ajax.

5.40pm: Finished Firing for the day and repaired Targets.

5.50pm: Came to with Port anchor in Murrays Anchorage, in 6 fathoms, veered to 5 shackles.

[Bearings: St Catherines Point S78E, Lloyds Signal Light S10E, Fair Way Buoy N21E]

7.15pm: Posted Sentries on Forecastle and Quarterdeck.

8.0pm: Night Defence Guns Crews and Search Lights Crews Mustered Correct.

8.40pm: Closed B and C Doors.

[Number on sick list: 14]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 680 lbs, Vegetables 4300 lbs, Bread 1000 lbs]


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21 May 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.38, Long -64.71 [very rough estimate as no position information given]

[Murrays Anchorage]

[Draught of Water: Forward 27’ 11”, Aft 28’ 3”]

6.30am: Hove Anchor Gear and prepaired [sic] Ship for Sea.

8.30am: Shortened in and weighed Port anchor, Tug with Targets, arrived in MA [Murray’s Anchorage]. Sent Rake and Target Party to Tug, in Sailing Pinnace.

9.0am: BW for x Told off Special Parties, remainder of Hands Employed as Requisite.

9.18am: Commenced firing 12 pounder Top of Turret.

9.47am: Completed 12 pounder.

9.55am: Commenced 6 inch Service.

11.5am: Repaired Targets.

11.50am: Cease Firing and worked Main Derrick, out second Picket Boat.

0.15pm: Resumed Firing 6 inch Service.

1.20pm: BW for x Told off Special Parties, Training Classes under Instructions. Remainder of Hands Employed as Requisite.

2.33pm: Completed 6 inch Firing.

3.12pm: Commenced Firing 12 inch from Fore Turret.

5.40pm: Completed Firing and Proceeded to Grassy Bay.

6.55pm: Came to with Port anchor in 7 fathoms and veered to 5 Shackles.

[Bearings: Ireland Island Point N45W, Stag Rock S51W, Hog Fish Beacon S15W]

7.25pm: Posted Sentries on Forecastle and Quarterdeck.

8.0pm: Night Defence Guns Crews and Searchlights Crews Mustered Correct.

8.40pm: Closed B and C Doors.

11.40pm: Second Picket Boat Banked Fires.

11.50pm: Barge Drew Fires.

[Number on sick list: 17]


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22 May 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[Grassy Bay to North Camber North Breakwater]

Draught of Water: Forward 27’ 6”, Aft 28’ 3”.

4.0am: Lit Fires in Barge and Spread Fires in second Picket Boat.

5.45am: BW for x [Both Watches for exercise] Hove anchor Gear, and prepaired [sic] Ship for going into Camber.

7.0am: Weighed Port anchor and proceeded into Camber.

7.25am: Entered Camber. 8.0am: Moored Ship alongside of North Breakwater, North Camber.

8.10am: US Salem Weighed and proceeded outwards.

8.40am: Recording Party left Ship.

9.20am: Worked Main Derrick, out Steam Pinnace.

9.50am: 1 Rating joined Ship from RN Hospital.

10.0am: US Cruiser Hannibal and (23) Submarine Chasers, 3 Armed Tugs and (3) French Sub Chasers, Arrived.

11.0am: Received (24) Bags of Mails for GPO [General Post Office] Hamilton.

11.55am: Ammunition Lighter Alongside.

1.10pm: Target Party Landed.

1.20pm: BW for x Told off Special Parties, Training Classes under instructions, Gunnery Classes disembarking Emptys [sic] into Lighters, remainder of Hands employed as Requisite.

1.45pm: Sent (24) Bags of Mails to GPO Hamilton.

3.30pm: USS Salem anchored in Grassy Bay and SS Asian left Camber and Proceeded to Sea.

3.40pm: Asian Working Party returned.

4.0pm: Gave Special Leave to Starboard Watch untill [sic] 7.0am.

4.30pm: Landed Liberty Men, and Patrol, and None [Non] Swimmers.

5.0pm: SS Explorer [probably this ship] arrived and anchored in GB [Grassy Bay].

5.45pm: Daniels Head Working Party joined Ship.

6.0pm: Discharged Gunnery Classes to RN Barracks.

6.30pm: Canteen Party landed.

10.0pm: Canteen Party returned. 10.20pm: Patrol returned.

11.35pm: Steam Barge and second Picket Boat Drew Fires.

[Number on sick list: 18]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 360 lbs, Vegetables 300 lbs, Bread 422 lbs]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 80F]


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23 May 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[North Camber North Breakwater]

6.0am: SS Explorer Proceeded outwards.

7.0am: Liberty men returned on Board.

8.10am: FX [Forecastle] and FT [Fore Turret] Men Landed for Route March.

8.25am: US Tug Undaunted Arrived and anchored in Grassy Bay.

8.45am: BW for x Told off Special Parties. Remainder of Hands Employed as Requisite. Embarking and Disembarking Ammunition.

10.15am: HMS Highflyer Completed with Coal.

11.20am: Ammunition Lighter came alongside.

11.45am: Landing Party returned.

1.20pm: BW for x Told off Special Parties. Remainder of Hands employed as during Forenoon.

3.50pm: Finished Embarking Ammunition.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Gave Special leave to Port Watch untill 7.0am.

4.30pm: Landed liberty Men and Patrol.

5.15pm: Submarine H14 Proceeded to Sea.

5.55pm: HMS Berwick arrived in South Camber.

6.30pm: Canteen Party Landed.

10.0pm: Liberty men and Canteen Party returned.

10.30pm: Patrol returned on Board.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 320 lbs, Bread 432 lbs]


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24 May 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[North Camber North Breakwater]

5.45am: Opened B and C Doors, Spread Forecastle Awning and Cleaned Ship.

6.30am: Starboard Watch employed disembarking Ammunition.

7.5am: Ammunition Lighter came alongside.

7.40am: HMS Highflyer Left Camber.

8.20am: BW for x Told off Special Parties, Ammunition Party and Keep yard Party left Ship. Remainder of Hands employed as Requisite embarking Ammunition.

11.0am: SS Saint Veronica entered Dry Dock.

0.15pm: British Schooner Industrial passed outwards.

1.0pm: HMS Highflyer arrived in Grassy Bay.

1.20pm: BW for x Told off Special Parties, Ammunition and Keep yard Party landed. Remainder of Hands employed as Requisite, Embarking Ammunition.

4.30pm: Patrol Landed. 5.0pm: Non Swimmers Landed.

6.0pm: Gave Special leave to Starboard Watch untill 7.0am.

6.15pm: Landed liberty Men, None [Non] Swimmers returned.

8.0pm: Night Defence Guns Crews Mustered Correct.

8.40pm: Closed B and C Doors.

10.30pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 283 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 432 lbs]


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25 May 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[North Camber North Breakwater]

4.0am: Lit Fires in Steam Barge, second Picket Boat and Steam Pinnace.

6.50am: Stokers at Physical Drill.

8.45am: Divisions and aired Night Clothing.

9.0am: BW for x Told off Special Parties, remainder of Hands employed Cleaning Ship and as Requisite.

11.20am: Worked Main Derrick, and Got out first Picket Boat.

11.30am: Delivered (5) Bags of Mails to HMS Highflyer.

0.30pm: Hands Make and Mend Clothes, Gave Special Leave to Port Watch and Both Watches of Boys untill 7.0am, Boys untill 7.0pm.

1.0pm: Landed Liberty Men.

1.15pm: HMS Highflyer Weighed anchor and proceeded to Sea.

2.45pm: SS John M Connely [Connelly], USS Salem, Hannibal and US Yachts Wadina [Wadena], Yacona, and 22 Submarine Chasers, and 2 Tugs proceeded to Sea.

2.50pm: Received one Rating from RN Hospital.

4.30pm: Landed liberty men and Patrol.

6.30pm: Canteen Party Landed.

7.0pm: Liberty Boys returned.

10.0pm: Liberty and Canteen Party returned. Steam Pinnace Banked Fires.

10.30pm: Patrol returned.

11.35pm: Steam Barge and second Picket Boat Drew Fires.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 340 lbs, Bread 864 lbs]


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26 May 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[North Camber North Breakwater]

5.55am: Opened B and C Doors and Cleaned Ship.

7.30am: SS Chrybdis [Charybdis] and Chaleur arrived and Proceeded to Hamilton.

8.30am: RC Church Party Landed (34) Men.

9.15am: Wesleyan Church Party Landed (59) Men.

9.30am: Divisions.

9.55am: RCs returned on Board.

10.10am: C of E Church Party landed.

11.30am: Church Parties returned.

11.40am: First Picket Boat Drew Fires.

1.0pm: Discharged Lieutenant Commander Finly [Finlay?] to RN Hospital. Gave Special leave to Starboard Watch and Both Watches of Boys, Starboard Watch untill 7.0am, Boys untill 7.0pm.

1.30pm: Landed liberty Men and Boys.

3.30pm: SS Chaleur Proceeded Outwards.

4.15pm: Daniels Head Working Party 1 PO and (11) men left Ship.

4.30pm: Landed liberty Men, and Patrol.

6.30pm: Landed Canteen party.

7.20pm: USS Bridgeport proceeded outwards.

10.0pm: Canteen Party returned.

10.35pm: Patrol returned.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 340 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs]


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27 May 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[North Camber North Breakwater]

5.45am: Worked Main Derrick, in Steam Pinnace, Opened B and C Doors, and Cleaned Ship.

6.30am: Read Warrant No (332).

6.50am: Keep Yard Party landed.

7.25am: Discharged 1 Rating to Detention Barracks St Georges.

8.15am: BW for x told off Special Parties, remainder of Hands Employed as Requisite.

10.10am: Ammunition Lighter came Alongside.

11.50am: Keep Yard Party and Dockyard Parties returned on Board.

1.10pm: Keep yard Party landed.

1.20pm: BW for x Told off Special Parties, Gunnery Training Class at Instructions, Remainder of Hands employed as Requisite embarking 12 inch and 6 inch Projectiles.

3.30pm: Lighter came alongside with 6 inch Projectiles.

4.0pm: Gave Special leave to Port watch untill [sic] 7.0am.

4.30pm: Landed liberty Men, and Patrol, and None [Non] Swimmers.

5.25pm: Non Swimmers returned.

6.30pm: Completed ammunition and lighter left Ship. Landed Canteen Party.

8.30pm: 1 Prisoner joined Ship from HMS Berwick for Detention Barracks at St Georges.

10.0pm: Liberty Men returned.

10.25pm: Patrol returned on Board.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 330 lbs, Vegetables 900 lbs, Bread 432 lbs]

[Rain in middle of day, noon temperature 80F]


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28 May 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[North Camber North Breakwater]

6.55am: Keep Yard Party Landed.

7.25am: HMS Berwick left Camber and Proceeded outwards.

7.35am: Target Party Landed.

7.45am: Discharged (1) Prisoner to Detention at SG [St Georges].

9.0am: Divisions and Read Prayers.

9.15am: Physical Drill.

9.30am: BW for x Told off Special Parties. Remainder of Hands employed as Requisite.

9.40am: SS Bellbank anchored in G Berth in Grassy Bay.

11.55am: Keep yard and Target Party returned on Board.

1.10pm: Keep yard and Target Party Landed.

1.20pm: BW for x Told off Special Parties. Gunnery Training at Instructions, remainder of Hands employed as Requisite.

4.0pm: Keep yard and Target Party returned on Board. Gave Special leave to Starboard Watch untill 7.0am.

4.40pm: Landed Liberty Men and Patrol.

6.30pm: Canteen Party Landed.

8.0pm: Night Defence and Search Lights Crews Mustered Correct.

10.0pm: Canteen Party returned on Board.

10.20pm: Patrol returned on Board.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 610 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 504 lbs]


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29 May 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[North Camber North Breakwater]

6.50am: Keep yard Party landed.

6.55am: Rake Party left Ship.

7.25am: Coaling Party left Ship for SS Bellband [Bellbank].

9.30am: Hands at Physical Drill.

9.50am: BW for x Told off special Parties, Gunnery Training Class at Instructions, remainder of Hands employed as Requisite.

10.15am: Landed Marines for Route March.

Noon: Marines Landing Party returned.

1.0pm: SS Bellband [sic] Coaling Party returned.

1.10pm: Keep yard Party landed.

2.0pm: SS Bellbank Coaling Party left Ship.

2.25pm: HMS Berwick anchored in Grassy Bay.

3.55pm: Target Party returned on Board.

4.5pm: Keep yard Party returned on Board. Gave Special Leave to Port Watch untill 7.0am.

4.30pm: Landed liberty Men and Patrol, Sale of Dead Mans Effects and Landed None [sic] Swimmers.

5.45pm: None Swimmers returned on Board.

6.0pm: Coaling Party returned from SS Bellbank.

6.30pm: Landed Canteen Party and Hamilton Patrol.

7.35pm: Received (2) Prisoners from Detention Barracks. Night Defence Guns Crews Mustered Correct.

10.10pm: Patrol returned on Board.

[Provisions received: Vegetables 700 lbs, Bread 504 lbs]


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30 May 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[North Camber North Breakwater]

6.55am: Keep yard Party Landed.

8.20am: Landed a Working Party for SS St Veronica.

9.10am: Divisions and Read Prayers, and Physical Drill.

9.45am: BW for x told off Special Parties, Gunnery Training Class at Instructions, Remainder of Hands Employed as Requisite.

11.50am: Dockyard Parties returned, SS St Veronica came out of Dock.

1.10pm: Keep yard and SS St Veronicas Working Party landed.

1.30pm: Furled Quarter Deck Awning.

1.50pm: BW for x Told off Special Parties, Remainder of Hands Employed as Requisite Prepairing [sic] Ship for Coaling.

4.0pm: Keep yard Party returned, Gave Special leave to Starboard Watch untill 10.0pm.

4.30pm: Landed Liberty Men and Patrol and None [Non] Swimmers.

4.41pm: Discharged Gunnery Classes to HMS Berwick.

4.45pm: Discharged (1) Prisoner and Marine Escort to RNH [Royal Naval Hospital].

5.15pm: SS St Veronicas Working Party and None [sic] Swimmers returned.

6.0pm: Rigged Diving Boat, Divers Employed searching for Body of Stoker Smith of HMS Berwick Drowned While Bathing [Casualty List for this date includes: Berwick, cruiser SMITH, Norman, Stoker 1c, K 44061, drowned].

6.30pm: Canteen Party landed.

7.20pm: Collier Jedmoor came alongside, Port Side and rigged Collier.

10.0pm: Canteen Party and Liberty [Men] returned on Board.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 359 lbs, Bread 504 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 500 tons, Oil 398 tons]


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31 May 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[North Camber North Breakwater]

[Draught of Water: Forward 27’ 9”, Aft 27’ 9”]

5.30am: Hands Employed Coaling Ship.

9.10am: Received 1 Bag of Mails from RN Barracks.

11.0am: Completed with Coal (500) Tons.

11.40am: Collier left Ship for South Camber.

[Draught of Water: Forward 28’ 5.5”, Aft 28’ 6.5”]

0.40pm: BW for x Told off Special Parties. Remainder of Hands Employed as Cleaning Ship.

2.10pm: SS Bellbank proceeded to Sea.

3.45pm: Sent (7) Bags of Mails to HMS Berwick.

4.0pm: Gave Special Leave to Port Watch untill 7.0am.

4.25pm: SS St Veronica left Camber and Proceeded to Sea and SS Charybdis passed outwards.

4.30pm: Landed liberty Men and Patrol and Non Swimmers and Sent (1) Bag of Mails to HMS Berwick.

5.0pm: HMS Berwick proceeded to Sea.

5.30pm: None [sic] Swimmers returned.

6.30pm: Canteen Party landed.

10.0pm: Canteen Party returned on Board.

10.30pm: Patrol returned on Board and second Picket Boat Drew Fires.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 300 lbs, Vegetables 500 lbs, Bread 258 + 432 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 982 tons, Received 500 tons, Oil 398 tons]


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LOGS FOR JUNE 1918


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[Left hand side of cover of Log for June 1918]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed by Charles E Finlay Lieutenant Commander RNR, Navigating Officer]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before, except: Thermometers for Air Temperature, Maker and Number: Dry N&Z [Negretti and Zambra] No 2258. From 18.6.1918 to 30.6.1918, 10387 N&Z. Wet N&Z No 10380. From 18.6.1918 to 30.6.1918, 10388 N&Z]


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1 June 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[North Camber North Breakwater]

0.15am: Steam Barge Drew Fires.

4.0am: Lit Fires in first and second Picket Boats and Steam Barge.

6.50am: Keep Yard Party landed.

7.0am: Liberty Men returned on Board.

7.20am: Tested Life Buoys Correct.

8.35am: SS Clintonia arrived and anchored in Grassy Bay.

9.0am: BW for x Told off Special Parties, Remainder of Hands Employed as Requisite Cleaning Ship.

9.40am: SS Clintonia Proceeded into Dry Dock.

11.55am: Keep yard Party returned on Board.

0.35pm: Paid Ships Company Monthly Money.

1.20pm: Gave Special Leave to Starboard Watch untill 7.0am and Both Watches of Boys untill 7.pm.

1.35pm: Landed liberty men and Boys.

1.45pm: (4) Wireless Ratings joined Ship from Daniels Head.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters.

4.30pm: Landed Liberty Men and Patrol.

6.30pm: Canteen Party landed.

10.0pm: Canteen Party returned on Board.

10.40pm: Patrol returned on Board, and second Picket Boat Banked Fires.

11.50pm: First Picket Boat Drew Fires.

11.55pm: Steam Barge Drew Fires.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 580 lbs, Vegetables 2900 lbs, Bread 936 lbs]


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2 June 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[North Camber North Breakwater]

8.30am: HMS Cumberland Arrived and Moored in North Camber.

9.15am: Landed Wesleyans (50) Men.

10.0am: Landed RC (28) Men.

10.10am: Landed C of E and Attended Dockyard Church.

10.30am: Received (35) Bags of Mails from HMS Cumberland.

11.30am: Church Parties returned.

11.45am: (1) Gunner and (1) Warrant Shipwright joined Ship from HMS Cumberland.

1.0pm: Gave Special leave to Port Watch untill 7.0am and Both Watches of Boys untill 7.0pm.

1.30pm: Landed Liberty Men and Boys.

4.30pm: Landed Liberty Men and Patrol.

6.30pm: Canteen Party landed.

7.0pm: Liberty Boys returned on Board.

10.0pm: Canteen Party returned on Board.

10.30pm: Patrol returned on Board.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 300 lbs]


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3 June 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[North Camber North Breakwater]

4.0am: Lit Fires in first Picket Boat and Steam Barge.

5.45am: Opened B and C Doors. Worked Main Derrick, out Steam Pinnace and got in second Picket Boat and Told of [off] Working Party for SS Clintonia (2) POs and (3) Leading Seamen and (80) Men. Remainder of Hands Cleaned Ship.

8.0am: SS Chestnut Hill arrived and anchored in Grassy Bay.

8.40am: SS Clintonia Painting Party left Ship. Remainder of Hands employed as Requisite.

10.10am: Sent Two Carly [Carley] Floats to HMS Sheerwater [Shearwater].

am: Coaling Gear Surveyed and [found] Correct.

11.55am: SS Clintonia Painting Party returned.

1.0pm: Hands Make and Mend Clothes. Gave Special leave to Starboard Watch untill 7.0am and Both Watches on Boys untill 7.0pm.

1.10pm: SS Clintonia Painting Party landed.

1.30pm: Landed liberty Men and Boys.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters.

4.30pm: Landed Liberty Men and Patrol.

5.0pm: SS Clintonia’s Working Party returned.

5.30pm: 30 Gunnery Class Ratings joined Ship from HMS Cumberland.

6.30pm: Canteen Party landed.

7.35pm: 2 Ratings joined Ship from Detention Barracks.

10.0pm: Canteen Party returned.

10.30pm: Patrol returned on Board.

11.30pm: Steam Barge and first Picket Boat Drew Fires.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 365 lbs, Vegetables 700 lbs, Bread 432 lbs]


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4 June 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[North Camber North Breakwater]

7.0am: Liberty Men returned on Board.

7.45am: SS Clintonias Painting Party left Ship.

8.55am: BW for x Told off Special Parties. Remainder of Hands Employed as Requisite.

10.40am: Landed (1) NCO [Non-Commissioned Officer] and (4) Marines Escort and Discharged (1) Prisoner to RN Hospital as Patient.

11.5am: HMS Sheerwater [Shearwater] left Camber and Proceeded to Sea.

11.10am: SS Clintonias Painting Party returned.

11.40am: (1) NCO and (4) Marines Escort returned.

0.5pm: SS Clintonia came out of Dry Dock. Clintonias Painting Party Make and Mend Clothes and Special Leave until 7.0am.

1.20pm: Both Watches for x Told off Special Parties, remainder of Hands employed as Requisite.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Gave Special leave to Port Watch untill 7.0am.

4.30pm: Landed liberty Men and Patrol and None [Non] Swimmers.

5.15pm: HMS Sheerwater [sic] arrived in South Camber.

5.25pm: None [sic] Swimmers returned on Board.

6.30pm: Canteen Party landed.

8.0pm: Night Defence Guns Crews Mustered Correct.

8.40pm: Closed B and C Doors.

10.0pm: Canteen Party returned on Board.

10.25pm: Patrol returned on Board.

[Provisions received: Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 396 lbs]


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5 June 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[North Camber North Breakwater]

6.50am: Keep yard Party Landed.

9.30am: Landed a Working Party for Hamilton.

9.45am: BW for x Told off Special Parties, Gunnery and Torpedo Training Classes at Instruction. Remainder of Hands Employed as Requisite.

10.0am: 3 French Submarine Chasers proceeded outwards.

11.0am: HMS Sheerwater [sic] Completed with Coal.

11.55am: Keep yard Party returned on Board.

1.10pm: Keep yard Party Landed.

1.20pm: BW for x Told off Special Parties. Gunnery and Torpedo Training Classes at Instructions, Remainder of Hands Employed as Requisite.

1.30pm: Discharged (1) RMLI to AS [Admiral Superintendant] Office.

2.0pm: Hamilton Working Party returned.

2.15pm: (1) Stoker Rating Discharged to SS Jedmoor.

2.45pm: 2 Prisoners Arrived from HMS Cumberland for Medical Examination.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters, Gave Special Leave to Starboard Watch untill 7.0am.

5.10pm: Daniels Head Working Party joined Ship.

6.30pm: Canteen Party landed.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 295 lbs, Vegetables 900 lbs, Bread 396 lbs]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 83F]


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6 June 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[North Camber North Breakwater]

6.50am: Keep yard Party left Ship.

7.30am: HMS Cumberland was turned around in North Camber.

8.45am: Ships Company Aired Bedding.

11.0am: HMCS Sheerwater [sic] proceeded Outwards.

11.50am: Keep yard Party returned on Board.

1.25pm: Keep yard Party landed.

1.30pm: BW for x Told off Special Parties. Remainder of Hands Employed as Requisite.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters, and Read Warrants No (333) and (336).

4.10pm: Keep yard Party returned. Gave Special leave to Port Watch untill [sic] 7.0am.

4.30pm: Landed Liberty men and Patrol.

4.50pm: Collier Jedmoor Left Camber and anchored in C Berth in Grassy Bay.

5.0pm: Received (11) Bags of Mails from DSB [Duty Steam Boat].

6.30pm: Sent (11) Bags of Mails to SS Clintonia and Canteen Party landed.

10.0pm: Canteen Party returned on Board.

10.30pm: Patrol returned on Board.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 610 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 360 lbs]


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7 June 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[North Camber North Breakwater]

5.45am: Hands to Breakfast and Clean.

6.35am: Read Warrants No (334) and (335).

6.55am: BW for x [Both Watches for exercise] Told off Special Parties, Remainder of Hands Employed as Requisite.

7.25am: Keep yard Party and Morsly Plain [Moresby’s Plain, mentioned here] Party Landed.

7.45am: Discharged (2) Prisoners to detention Barracks at St Georges.

7.50am: HMS Cumberland left North Camber, for Dry Dock.

9.0am: SS Clintonia proceeded Outwards.

10.0am: Ammunition Lighter came alongside.

10.40am: Sent Coaling Party (1) PO and 20 Men to SS Benmohr [listed here as Benmohr (3)].

11.0am: Discharged (1) AB [Able Seaman] to RN Hospital.

11.55am: Completed with Ammunition and Dockyard Parties returned on Board.

1.20pm: Keep yard and Morsly [sic] Plain Parties Landed.

1.30pm: BW for x Told off Special Parties. Remainder of Hands Employed as Requisite.

3.20pm: SS Jedmoor Proceeded outwards.

4.0pm: SS Benmohr’s Coaling Party left Ship. Keep yard and Morsly Plain Parties returned on Board. Gave Special leave to Starboard Watch untill 7.0am.

6.30pm: Canteen Party landed.

7.50pm: Relief Coaling Party left Ship.

8.0pm: Night Defence Guns Crews and Search Lights Crews Mustered Correct.

10.0pm: Canteen Party returned on Board.

10.25pm: Completed Coaling SS Benmohr and Coaling Party returned on Board.

10.30pm: Patrol returned on Board.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 310 lbs, Vegetables 2900 lbs, Bread 432 lbs]


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8 June 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[North Camber North Breakwater]

6.30am: Worked Main Derrick out Launch.

6.50am: Morsly [Moresby’s] Plain and Keep yard Party landed.

7.45am: SS Benmohr Proceeded outwards.

9.15am: Tested Life Buoys and found Correct.

11.45am: Tug Drudge left Camber with Targets for St George’s.

0.5pm: Keep yard Party returned on Board.

0.40pm: Morsly Plain Party returned on Board. Gave Special leave to Port Watch and first Part of Starboard Watch and Both Watches of Boys.

1.0pm: Landed Liberty Men and Boys.

2.30pm: Patrol Landed.

6.0pm: Morsly Plain Working Party landed.

10.0pm: Liberty men returned on Board.

10.30pm: Patrol returned on Board.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 390 lbs, Bread 1008 lbs]


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9 June 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[North Camber North Breakwater]

7.0am: Liberty men returned on Board.

8.30am: Roman Catholics Landed.

9.35am: Divisions.

10.10am: C of E [Church of England] Church Party landed and attended Dockyard Church.

10.30am: Roman Catholics returned on Board.

11.35am: C of E Church Party returned on Board.

1.0pm: Gave Special Leave to Starboard Watch untill [sic] 10.0pm and Starboard Watch of Boys untill 7.0pm.

1.15pm: Landed liberty men and Boys.

4.45pm: Worked Main Derrick, in Launch.

5.0pm: (46) Gunnery Ratings joined Ship from HMS Cumberland.

6.20pm: Recording Party joined Ship.

6.30pm: Canteen Party Landed.

6.40pm: Admiralty Tank SS Macoris arrived and anchored in Grassy Bay.

10.0pm: Liberty Men and Canteen Party returned.

10.35pm: Patrol returned on Board.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[South westerly wind force 3 or 3-4 all day, noon temperature 77F]


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10 June 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.38, Long -64.71 [very rough estimate as no position information given]

[From North Camber to Murrays Anchorage]

Draught of Water: Forward 28’ 3”, Aft 28’ 1”.

6.30am: Got out Foremost Brow and Singled Wire Hawsers. 6.40am: Got out after Brow.

7.10am: Slipped Hawsers, Left Camber and Proceeded to Firing ground at Murrays Anchorage.

8.45am: Tug arrived with Targets in tow. Worked Main Derrick, out Sailing Pinnace.

9.10am: Target Party left Ship for Tug in Sailing Pinnace.

9.25am: Commenced Firing (303) Aiming Rifle. BW for x Told off Special Parties, Training Classes at Instructions. Remainder of Hands Employed as Requisite.

11.40am: SS Cestral Range [possibly one of the ships listed here, if spelling of first word is wrong] passed inwards.

0.55pm: Commenced Firing 12 pounder.

1.35pm: BW for x Worked Main Derrick, in first Picket Boat .

2.50pm: Finished Firing 12 pounder and repaired Targets.

3.10pm: US Oiler Chestnut Hill passed outwards.

3.25pm: Commenced Firing Sub Calibre.

4.45pm: Finished Firing Sub Calibre.

4.50pm: Commenced Firing 12 pounder on Top of Aft Turret.

5.25pm: SS Ryvandar [probably Ryvarden, as there were ships of that name in later years], Passed inwards.

5.43pm: Finished Firing 12 pounder on Top of After Turret.

5.55pm: BW for x. Came to with Port anchor in 9.5 fathoms veered to 6 Shackles, Worked Main Derrick, in Sailing Pinnace.

[Bearings: Lloyds Signal Station S25E, St Catherines Point S55E, Fair Way Buoy N15E]

6.45pm: SS Chrybdis [Charybdis] passed inwards.

7.40pm: Posted Sentries on Forecastle and Quarterdeck.

8.0pm: Night Defence Guns Crews Mustered Correct.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 680 lbs, Bread 1008 lbs]


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11 June 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.38, Long -64.71 [very rough estimate as no position information given]

[Murrays Anchorage]

Draught of Water: Forward 27’ 11.5”, Aft 28’ 3”.

7.25am: Hands to Breakfast and Clean.

8.30am: Tug Powerful arrived with Targets. Shortened in on Port Cable, Worked Main Derrick, out Sail Pinnace.

8.40am: Weighed Port anchor and proceeded to Firing Ground. Recording Party left Ship for Tug in Sail Pinnace.

9.10am: Commenced Firing 6 inch Service.

10.50am: SS Cestral Range, Passed Outwards.

11.45am: BW for x Worked Main Derrick, out first Picket Boat.

1.26pm: Finished Firing 6 inch and Shifted Targets.

2.20pm: Commenced Firing 12 inch from After Turret.

5.25pm: Finished Firing 12 inch and Completed all Gunnery Classes Firing.

5.40pm: Target Party and Recording Party returned and Hoisted in Sail Pinnace.

5.45pm: Proceeded to Grassy Bay.

[Firing Ground Murrays Anchorage to D Berth Grassy Bay]

7.5pm: Came to with Port anchor in 8 fathoms veered 5 Shackles, Hoisted out Steam and Sailing Pinnaces.

8.0pm: Night Defence Guns Crews and Search Lights Crews Mustered Correct.

8.40pm: Closed B and C Doors.

10.0pm: Steam Barge Drew Fires.

10.20pm: Steam Pinnace Drew Fires.

11.25pm: First Picket Boat Drew Fires.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 406 lbs]


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12 June 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[D Berth Grassy Bay]

6.50am: Target Party Landed.

7.30am: Ammunition Lighter came alongside.

8.40am: Gunnery Classes employed Disembarking Empty Ammunition Cases and Boxes.

9.15am: Divisions and Read Prayers.

9.30am: Hands at Physical Drill.

9.45am: BW for x Told off Special Parties. Remainder of Hands Employed as Requisite.

10.45am: Discharged (45) Ratings Gunnery Classes to HMS Cumberland.

11.35am: Tug left Camber with Targets for St Georges. Ammunition Party and Gunnery Classes returned.

1.10pm: Dockyard Parties and Ammunition Party Landed.

1.20pm: BW for x Told off Special Parties, Gunnery and Torpedo Training Classes at Instructions, Remainder of Hands Employed as Requisite. US[S] Prairie arrived and anchored in Grassy Bay.

3.25pm: HMS Duke of Edinburgh arrived and entered South Camber.

3.50pm: Dockyard Parties (returned).

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Gave Special Leave to first [part] Starboard Watch untill [sic] 10.0pm.

5.0pm: Landed Liberty Men.

5.10pm: (Lieutenant Rose) Joined Ship from HMS Duke of Edinburgh.

5.45pm: USS Kiluckenback [K I Luckenbach] arrived and anchored in Grassy Bay.

6.30pm: (38) Seaman [sic] and (8) Marines joined Ship from D of E [Duke of Edinburgh].

7.10pm: (1) Carpenter Rating joined Ship from Casemate Barracks.

7.50pm: (1) Stoker Rating joined Ship from Detention Barracks.

10.0pm: Sent (5) Bags of Mails to HMS Cumberland for Transmission and Liberty men returned.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 360 lbs]


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13 June 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.38, Long -64.71 [very rough estimate as no position information given]

[D Berth Grassy Bay to Murrays Anchorage]

Draught of Water: Forward 27’ 10”, Aft 28’ 0”.

4.0am: Spread Fires in first Picket Boat, Steam Barge and Steam Pinnace.

5.45am: BW for x Worked Main Derrick, in Steam Pinnace and Sailing Pinnace, Rove Anchor Gear and prepaired [prepared] for Sea.

8.10am: Worked Main Derrick, in first Picket Boat.

8.30am: Shortened in Cable. 8.45am: Weighed Port anchor and proceeded to Firing Ground at Murrays Anchorage.

9.30am: SS Caraquet Passed inwards.

9.50am: Sent 5 Hands, Target Party and 1 Signal Man to Tug.

10.30am: Commenced Firing (303).

0.55pm: Finished firing (303). Worked Main Derrick, out Sailing Pinnace, Sent Recording Party to Tug. Hands to Make and Mend Clothes.

1.5pm: Commenced Firing 12 pounder.

3.3pm: Finished Firing 12 pounder.

3.30pm: Commenced Firing 12 pounder on Turret.

4.31pm: Commenced Firing 6 inch Service.

7.15pm: Ceased Firing 6 inch for the Day, Target and Recording Party returned to Ship. Hoisted in Sailing Pinnace and Proceeded to Shelly Bay Anchorage.

8.15pm: Came to with Port anchor in 7.25 fathoms veered to 5 Shackles, and Posted Sentries on Forecastle and Quarterdeck.

[Bearings: Ireland Island Point N71W, Crawl Point N39E, Hamilton Cathedral S42W]

8.40pm: Night Defence Guns Crews Mustered Correct.

9.0pm: Closed B and C Doors.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 660 lbs, Vegetables 3100 lbs, Bread 864 lbs]

[Weather fine, south westerly wind force 3 or 4 all day, noon temperature 84F]


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14 June 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.38, Long -64.71 [very rough estimate as no position information given]

[Murrays Anchorage]

Draught of Water: Forward 27’ 3”, Aft 28’ 0”.

3.30am: Lit Fires in first Picket Boat.

5.35am: Worked Main Derrick, out first Picket Boat. Hook on Sailing Pinnace and Cleaned Ship.

8.10am: Worked Main Derrick, out Sailing Pinnace.

9.0am: Shortened in Cable. 9.10am: Weighed and Proceeded to Firing Ground.

10.2am: Commenced Firing 6 inch Service.

10.20am: Finished 6 inch. Tug Opened to 8 Cables.

10.35am: Commenced Firing 12 inch Fore Turret.

0.10pm: Turret Broke Down. Ceased Firing. Came to with Port anchor in 7 fathoms veered to 4 Shackles.

2.30pm: Shortened in Cable. 3.0pm: Weighed Port anchor.

3.10pm: Resumed Firing 12 inch Fore Turret.

4.5pm: Completed Firing. 4.10pm: Got in Sail Pinnace and Proceeded to North Camber.

[Murrays Anchorage to North Camber]

5.40pm: Entered Camber and Moored Ship to North Breakwater North Camber. SS Chrybdis [Charybdis] left Camber and Proceeded Outwards.

6.50pm: Hoisted out Sail Pinnace and Steam Pinnace.

7.0pm: Recording Party left Ship and Discharged 1 Rating to Hospital.

7.25pm: Ammunition Lighters came alongside. Gunnery Classes Disembarked Emptys [sic].

7.35pm: Gave Special Leave to Starboard Watch untill [sic] 7.0am.

7.50pm: Landed Liberty Men.

8.0pm: Night Defence Guns Crews Mustered Correct.

10.0pm: Canteen Party returned on Board.

11.0pm: Steam Pinnace Drew Fires.

11.40pm: First Picket Boat Drew Fires.

[Number on sick list: 9]


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15 June 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[North Breakwater North Camber]

4.0am: Lit Fires in first Picket Boat, Steam Barge and Steam Pinnace.

5.30am: Landed Gunnery Classes to Clear Ammunition Lighter and return Empty Ammunition Cases, Remainder of Hands Employed Cleaning Ship, opened B and C Doors. Forecastle Men employed getting out (1) Defective Shackle of Cable.

7.0am: US Destroyer Patterson arrive and Proceeded to Hamilton. Liberty Men returned.

7.25am: SS Ryvarden Proceeded outwards.

8.40am: Hospital Working Party left Ship.

8.45am: Divisions and Aired Night Clothing.

9.0am: Tested Life Buoys Correct. Hands Employed cleaning Ship and as Requisite.

9.30am: Discharged Gunnery Classes and (2) Warrant Officers, Mr Dimond CG [Chief Gunner?] and Mr Crocker WS [Warrant Shipwright?] to HMS Duke of Edinburgh and (8) Bags of Mails.

11.30am: US Destroyer Patterson proceeded outwards.

Noon: HMS Duke of Edinburgh left Camber and Proceeded to Sea.

1.10pm: Quarters Clean Guns.

2.0pm: BW for x Told off Special Parties, sent 2 PO and 20 Men to HMS Mutine, remainder of Hands Employed as Requisite.

3.30pm: Mutines Working Party returned on Board.

4.0pm: Gave Special leave to Port Watch untill 7.0am.

4.30pm: Landed Liberty Men and Patrol.

6.30pm: Landed Canteen Party.

10.0pm: Canteen Party returned on Board.

10.15pm: Steam Barge Drew Fires.

10.30pm: Patrol returned on Board.

11.40pm: First Picket Boat Drew Fires.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 340 lbs, Bread 864 lbs]


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16 June 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[North Breakwater North Camber]

7.0am: Liberty Men returned on Board.

9.10am: Wesleyans Landed (43) Men.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.10am: C of E Church Party Landed and attended Dockyard Church.

10.30am: Roman Catholics Landed (26) Men.

11.25am: Wesleyans returned on Board.

11.45am: Remainder of Church Parties returned.

0.30pm: Gave Special Leave to Starboard Watch untill 7.0am and Both Watches of Boys untill 7.0am.

1.0pm: Landed Liberty Men and Boys.

4.30pm: Liberty Men and Patrol Landed.

6.30pm: Canteen Party landed.

8.0pm: Night Defence Guns Crews and Search Lights Crews Mustered Correct.

8.40pm: Closed B and C Doors.

10.0pm: Canteen Party returned on Board.

10.30pm: Patrol returned on Board. Steam Pinnace Banked Fires.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 309 lbs, Vegetables 2900 lbs]


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17 June 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[North Breakwater North Camber]

5.45am: Worked Main Derrick, in Sailing Pinnace. EY [?] Party and Torpedo Training Class, Got out Mine Sweeping Gear for returning, remainder of Hands employed cleaning Ship.

6.50am: Keep yard Party landed.

7.0am: Liberty Men returned on Board.

9.0am: Divisions and Read Prayers, and Physical Drill.

9.45am: BW for x, Told off Special Parties, Gunnery and Torpedo Training Classes at Instructions. Remainder of Hands Employed as Requisite.

11.0am: US[S] Salem Left Camber and anchored in Grassy Bay.

11.40am: Keep Yard Party returned.

0.15pm: SS Chaleur entered Grassy Bay and Proceeded to Hamilton.

0.50pm: (25) Ratings joined Ship from SS Chaleur, (22) Gunnery Classes, (2) AB [Able Seamen] and (1) ERA [Engine Room Artificer].

1.0pm: Discharged (1) ERA to Casemate Barracks.

1.10pm: Keep yard Party and Gunnery Classes and Party carrying on.

1.20pm: BW for x, Hands Employed as Requisite.

2.45pm: Received 1 Bag of Mails from AS Office.

4.0pm: Port Watch employed Ammunition Ship. Gave Special Leave to Starboard Watch untill 7.0am.

6.30pm: Canteen Party landed.

7.30pm: Sent 4 Bags of Mails to SS Chaleur.

10.0pm: Canteen Party Returned.

10.25pm: Patrol returned on Board.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 300 lbs, Bread 396 lbs]


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18 June 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[North Breakwater North Camber]

4.0am: Lit Fires in second Picket Boat and Steam Barge, and Spread Fires in Steam Pinnace.

5.35am: Worked Main Derrick, out second Picket Boat, Opened B and C Doors, and Cleaned Ship.

5.50am: Ammunition Lighter left Ship.

6.50am: Keep yard Party landed.

6.55am: SS Chaleur passed outward.

7.5am: US Oiler Valute [Volute] arrived and anchored in Grassy Bay.

7.15am: Hands to Physical Drill.

9.20am: BW for x Told off Special Parties, Gunnery and Torpedo Training Classes at Instructions. Remainder of Hands Employed as Requisite.

9.50am: Coaling Party for SS Volute left Ship.

11.45am: Ammunition Party returned.

11.50am: Keep yard Party returned on Board.

0.50pm: Sent Relief Coaling Party to SS Volute.

1.30pm: Keep yard Party landed, and Target Party Working on Targets. BW for x Told off Special Parties. Remainder of Hands Employed as During Forenoon.

2.45pm: Boys exercised in Boat Pulling.

4.0pm: Relief Coaling Party sent to SS Volute. Keep yard and Target Party returned. Gave Special leave to Port Watch untill 7.0am.

4.30pm: Landed Liberty Men and Patrol.

6.30pm: Canteen Party landed.

7.10pm: HMCS Shearwater arrived and went alongside of Coaling Hulk.

9.40pm: Coaling Party returned from SS Volute, and Steam Pinnace Drew Fires.

10.0pm: Liberty men and Canteen Party returned.

10.30pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 300 lbs, Vegetables 600 lbs, Bread 360 lbs]


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19 June 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[North Breakwater North Camber]

6.15am: SS Volute proceeded outwards.

6.50am: Keep yard Party Landed.

7.15am: USS Salem proceeded outwards.

9.0am: BW for x Told off Special Parties, Gunnery and Torpedo Training Classes at Instructions, Remainder of Hands as Requisite.

11.55am: Keep yard Party returned.

0.30pm: HMCS Shearwater, left coaling Hulk and anchored in Great Sound.

1.30pm: Keep yard Party landed.

1.40pm: BW for x Told off Special Parties, Gunnery and Torpedo Training Classes at Instructions, Remainder of Hands Employed as During Forenoon.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters, and Read Warrants Nos (337), (338). Gave Special leave to Starboard Watch untill 7.0am.

4.30pm: Landed liberty Men, and Patrol, and None [Non] Swimmers.

6.30pm: Canteen Party landed.

10.0pm: Canteen Party returned on Board.

10.30pm: Patrol returned on Board.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 610 lbs, Vegetables 2200 lbs, Bread 432 lbs]

[South westerly wind force 4-5 in early am, with some rain, fine in pm, with wind force 4 or 3, noon temperature 77F]


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20 June 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[North Breakwater North Camber]

6.30am: Commenced to Survey Starboard Bower Cable.

7.15am: Hands to Physical Drill.

9.35am: BW for x Told off Special Parties, Gunnery Training Class, under Instruction. Remainder of Hands employed as Requisite.

10.30am: (2) US Yachts, Yacona, Wadena and 3 Tugs Arctic, Undaunted and Goliath [or Goliah] and entered Camber.

11.35am: 2 Thermometers Broken by Accident.

2.35pm: Ammunition Party left Ship.

3.30pm: Ammunition Party returned on Board.

3.45pm: British Hospital Ship Formosa, arrived and entered Camber.

4.0pm: Gave Special leave to Port Watch untill 7.0am.

4.30pm: Landed liberty Men and Patrol.

6.30pm: Canteen Party landed.

10.0pm: Canteen Party returned on Board.

10.30pm: Patrol returned on Board and Steam Pinnace Banked Fires.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Bread 432 lbs]

[Rain for most of the day, noon temperature 75F]


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21 June 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[North Breakwater North Camber]

6.50am: Keep yard Party landed.

7.15am: Hands to Physical Drill.

7.35am: Hands to Bathe.

8.50am: BW for x Told off Special Parties, Gunnery and Torpedo Training Classes at Instructions, Target and Ammunition Parties, Remainder of Hands employed as Requisite.

11.0am: Schooner Esther Ann passed outwards. USA Yacht Wadena entered Camber.

0.10pm: Ammunition Party returned.

1.25pm: Ammunition Lighter came alongside.

1.35pm: HMCS Shearwater entered Camber.

1.40pm: BW for x Gunnery and Torpedo Training Classes at Instructions, Remainder of Hands Employed as Requisite Surveying Cable and Embarking Ammunition.

4.0pm: Gave Special leave to Starboard Watch untill 7.0am.

4.30pm: Landed liberty Men and Patrol.

5.0pm: Ammunition Lighter left Ship.

6.30pm: Canteen Party Landed.

8.0pm: Night Defence Guns Crews Mustered Correct.

8.40pm: Closed B and C Doors.

10.0pm: Canteen Party returned on Board.

10.40pm: Patrol returned on Board.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 346 lbs, Vegetables 1900 lbs, Bread 432 lbs]


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22 June 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[North Breakwater North Camber]

1.0am: Drew Fires in Steam Barge.

4.0am: Lit Fires in second Picket Boat and Steam Barge and Spread Fires in Steam Pinnace.

5.30am: Opened B and C Doors and Cleaned Ship.

7.0am: Liberty Men returned on Board.

7.40am: Tested Life Buoy Correct.

8.40am: BW for x Told off Special Parties, Remainder of Hands Employed as Requisite Cleaning Ship.

0.30pm: Gave Special leave to Port Watch untill [sic] 7.0am and Both Watches of Boys untill 7.0pm.

1.0pm: Hands to Make and mend Clothes. Landed Liberty Men and Boys.

2.45pm: USS EL Capiani [probably El Capitan] arrived and Proceeded to Hamilton.

4.30pm: Landed Liberty Men and Patrol.

7.0pm: British Schooner Moween [possibly the ship mentioned in text here] arrived and Proceeded to Hamilton.

10.0pm: Canteen Party returned on Board.

10.20pm: Patrol returned on Board.

11.0pm: Steam Barge Drew Fires.

11.40pm: Steam Pinnace Drew Fires.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 610 lbs, Bread 864 lbs]


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23 June 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[North Breakwater North Camber]

0.30am: Second Picket Boat Drew Fires.

8.25am: Landed Roman Catholics for Church (24) Men.

8.40am: Hospital Ship Formosa left Camber and Proceeded to Sea.

9.30am: Divisions and Held Divine Service on Board.

9.40am: Whirlwind Passed near Ship.

10.25am: Roman Catholics returned on Board.

1.0pm: Gave Special leave to Starboard Watch untill 7.0am.

1.30pm: Landed liberty men.

4.30pm: Landed Patrol.

6.30pm: Canteen Party landed.

10.0pm: Canteen Party returned on Board.

10.30pm: Patrol returned on Board.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[South westerly wind force 4 for most of day, rain in late am]


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24 June 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[North Breakwater North Camber]

6.50am: Keep yard Party Landed.

7.0am: Liberty Men returned on Board. Cable Party Surveying Starboard Bower Cable.

9.0am: Rigged Diving Boat, Divers Searching for gear lost overboard, Whaler’s Rudder and Coal Bags.

9.20am: Divisions and Read Prayers.

9.25am: BW for x Told of [off] Special Parties, Gunnery and Torpedo Training Classes at Instructions, Remainder of Hands Embarking Ammunition and as Requisite.

11.45am: SS Clintonia arrived and entered Camber and Keep yard Party returned.

0.20pm: Ammunition Lighter came alongside.

0.45pm: Dimond [?] Working Party landed.

1.10pm: Keep yard Party landed.

1.40pm: BW for x Gunnery and Torpedo Training Classes at Instructions, remainder of Hands employed embarking 12 inch Projectiles, and as Requisite.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters, and Read Warrant No (339). Gave special leave to Port watch untill 7.0am.

4.40pm: Starboard Watch employed Embarking Ammunition.

5.30pm: Landed liberty Men and Patrol.

6.50pm: Canteen Party landed.

10.0pm: Canteen Party returned on Board.

10.30pm: Patrol returned on Board and Steam Pinnace Drew Fires.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 320 lbs, Vegetables 2800 lbs, Bread 432 lbs]


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25 June 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[North Breakwater North Camber]

5.35am: Opened B and C Doors, Cleaned Ship and Cleaned Down Aloft.

6.50am: Keep yard Party landed.

7.10am: Hands at Physical Drill.

9.25am: BW for x Told off Special parties, Gunnery and Torpedo Training Classes at Instructions. Remainder of Hands Employed as Requisite.

11.50am: Keep yard Party and Dimond Working Partys [sic] returned.

1.30pm: Keep yard Party and Dimond Working Party landed.

1.40pm: BW for x Told off Special Parties, Gunnery and Torpedo Training Class at Instructions, Remainder of Hands employed as Requisite. Cable Party working about Cable.

3.50pm: Keep yard Party and Dimond Working Party returned on Board.

4.0pm: Gave Special leave to Starboard Watch untill 7.0am.

4.30pm: Landed liberty Men and Patrol.

6.30pm: Canteen Party landed.

10.0pm: Canteen Party returned on Board and Steam Pinnace Banked Fires.

10.30pm: Patrol returned on Board.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 310 lbs, Bread 432 lbs]


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26 June 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[North Breakwater North Camber]

6.30am: Cable Party Carrying on with Cable.

6.50am: Keep yard Party landed.

9.0am: BW for x Told off Special Parties, remainder of Hands Employed Painting Ship.

11.50am: Keep yard Party returned on Board.

1.30pm: Keep yard Party landed.

1.40pm: BW for x Told off Special Parties, Remainder of Hands Employed Painting Ship and as Requisite.

3.55pm: Dockyard Working Parties returned.

4.0pm: Gave Special leave to Port Watch untill 7.0am.

4.30pm: Landed liberty Men and Patrol and None [Non] Swimmers.

6.30pm: Canteen Party landed.

8.0pm: Night Defence Guns Crews and Search Lights Crews Mustered Correct.

10.0pm: Canteen Party returned on Board.

10.30pm: Patrol returned on Board.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 310 lbs, Bread 432 lbs]


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27 June 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[North Breakwater North Camber]

6.50am: Received (2) Bags of Mails from HMCS Shearwater. Keep yard Party and Dimond’s Working Party landed.

7.45am: HMCS Shearwater left Camber and Proceeded outwards.

8.45am: BW for x Told off Special Parties. Remainder of Hands employed Painting Ship and as Requisite.

11.55am: Keep yard and Dockyard Parties returned.

Noon: US SS Gulfport arrived and anchored in Grassy Bay.

1.20pm: Keep yard and Dockyard working Parties Landed.

1.40pm: BW for x Told off Special Parties, Remainder of Hands employed as during Forenoon.

4.0pm: Gave Special leave to Starboard Watch untill 7.0am.

4.30pm: Landed liberty Men and Patrol and None [sic] Swimmers.

5.15pm: Discharged (1) Private RMLI to RN Barracks.

6.30pm: Landed Canteen Party.

10.0pm: Canteen Party returned on Board and Steam Pinnace Banked Fires.

10.30pm: Patrol Returned on Board.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 310 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 432 lbs]

[South westerly wind force 4 for most of day, weather fine, noon temperature 78F]


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28 June 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[North Breakwater North Camber]

6.50am: Keep yard and Dimond’s Working Parties Landed.

8.30am: Steam Pinnace took Escort, and recovered Patient (Prisoner) from RN Hospital to Hamilton for Detention Barracks, at Somerset.

9.20am: BW for x Told off Special Parties, Gunnery and Torpedo Training Classes at Instructions. Remainder of Hands Employed as Requisite.

10.35am: SS Charybdis arrived and Proceeded to Hamilton.

10.45am: Received (25) Bags of Mails. 5 letters and 2 Packages, from Charybdis.

11.0am: Guns Crew from SS Clintonia arrived on Board for Instructions.

1.10pm: Dockyard Parties Landed.

2.0pm: HMS Cumberland came out of Dock and Moored in North Camber.

3.50pm: Dockyard Parties Returned.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Gave special leave to Port Watch untill 7.0am.

4.30pm: Landed liberty men and Patrol. (1) Rating joined Ship from RN Hospital.

6.30pm: Canteen Party landed.

10.0pm: Canteen Party returned on Board.

10.15pm: Patrol returned on Board and Steam Barge Drew Fires.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 650 lbs, Vegetables 600 lbs, Bread 432 lbs]


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29 June 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[North Breakwater North Camber]

4.0am: Lit Fires in Steam Barge and second Picket Boat.

5.30am: Opened B and C Doors and Cleaned Ship.

7.15am: Tested Life Buoys Correct.

8.45am: BW for x Told off Special Parties, Remainder of Hands employed cleaning Ship and as Requisite.

1.0pm: Gave Special Leave to Starboard Watch untill 7.0am and Both Watches of Boys untill 7.0pm. Hands to Make and Mend Clothes.

1.30pm: Landed liberty Men. Schooner Integral arrived and Proceeded to Hamilton.

4.0pm: Landed Liberty Men and Patrol.

6.30pm: Canteen Party landed.

8.0pm: Night Defence Guns Crews and Search Lights Crews Mustered Correct.

8.40pm: Darkened Ship and Closed B and C Doors.

10.0pm: Canteen Party returned on Board. Drew Fires in first Picket Boat and Banked Fires in Steam Pinnace.

10.40pm: Drew Fires in Steam Barge.

10.50pm: Patrol returned on Board.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Bread 864 lbs]


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30 June 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[North Breakwater North Camber]

1.0am: Second Picket Boat Banked Fires.

9.15am: SS Clintonia left Camber and Proceeded alongside of Shah.

9.30am: Divisions, and Landed Wesleyans.

9.55am: Landed Roman Catholics.

10.10am: C of E Church Party attended Dockyard Church.

11.30am: All church Parties returned on Board.

1.0pm: Gave Special leave to Port Watch untill 7.0am and Both Watches of Boys untill 7.0pm.

1.30pm: Landed liberty men and Boys.

4.30pm: Landed liberty Men and Patrol.

6.30pm: Canteen Party Landed.

7.0pm: Liberty Boys returned on Board.

10.0pm: Canteen Party returned on Board. Banked Fires in first Picket Boat.

10.30pm: Patrol returned on Board.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 320 lbs, Vegetables 350 lbs, Bread 258 lbs]


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LOGS FOR JULY 1918


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[Left hand side of cover of Log for July 1918, approved by Captain, as before]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed by Navigating Officer, as before]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as previous month]


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1 July 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[North Breakwater North Camber]

4.0am: Lit [fires] in Steam Barge and second Picket Boat and Spread Fires in first Picket Boat.

5.35am: Worked Main Derrick, in Steam Pinnace. Opened B and C Doors, and Cleaned Ship.

9.20am: Divisions and Read Prayers.

9.45am: General Drill. Exercised Collision, Fire and Abandon Ship Stations.

10.15am: Recording Party and (17) Ratings joined Ship from Casemate Barracks.

10.55am: BW for x Training Classes at Instructions, remainder of Hands employed as Requisite.

0.45pm: Ships Company Paid Quarterly Settlement.

1.50pm: BW for x Told off Special Parties, Gunnery and Torpedo Training Classes at Instructions. Remainder of Hands Employed as Requisite. Lieutenant Commander Finly [Finlay] joined Ship from RN Hospital.

4.0pm: Gave Special leave to Starboard Watch untill 7.0am.

4.30pm: Landed liberty Men and Patrol and None [Non] Swimmers. Port Watch Employed prepairing [preparing] Ship and Securing Boats for Sea.

5.25pm: SS Caraquet arrived and Proceeded to Hamilton.

6.30pm: Canteen Party Landed.

7.45pm: (1) Prisoner joined Ship from Detention Barracks.

8.45pm: Discharged (1) Prisoner Received from Detention Barracks to RN Hospital.

10.0pm: Canteen Party returned on Board.

10.15pm: Patrol returned on Board.

11.40pm: Second Picket Boat and Steam Barge Drew Fires.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 340 lbs, Vegetables 4900 lbs, Bread 468 lbs]


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2 July 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.38, Long -64.71 [very rough estimate as no position information given]

[North Camber North Breakwater to Murrays Anchorage]

Draught of Water: Forward 27’ 5”, Aft 27’ 9”.

4.0pm: Lit Fires in Steam Barge and Spread Fires in first Picket Boat.

5.35am: Worked Main Derrick, in second Picket Boat. Closed B and C Doors, and Prepaired [sic] Ship for Sea and out Foremost Brow, and Singled Wire Hawsers.

6.45am: Out after Brow.

7.5am: Slipped Ship from Jetty and left Camber and Proceeded to Murrays Anchorage.

8.30am: Came to with Starboard anchor veered to 5 Shackles, in 9.5 fathoms of Water.

[Bearings: Fair Way Buoy N14E, St Catherines Point S75E, Minors [?] Hill S50W]

9.20am: HMS Donegal arrived and anchored in Murrays Anchorage.

9.40am: (83) Ratings arrived on Board from HMS Donegal (79) Gunnery Classes, and (4) for Ship.

10.25am: Weighed anchor and proceeded to Firing Ground.

11.5am: Commenced Firing 303 Aiming Rifle.

11.55am: Ceased Firing.

0.10pm: Commenced Firing and Continued Firing throughout the Afternoon.

4.30pm: USS Bridgeport, (3) US Tugs, (18) Submarine Chasers, passed inwards.

4.45pm: First Picket Boat arrived from Dockyard with (3) Bags of Mails and lighter, Lieutenant George Lomas [?] left Ship.

6.30pm: SS Caraquet passed outwards.

7.35pm: Finished Firing for the Day.

7.40pm: Came to with Starboard anchor, veered to 5 Shackles in 9.5 fathoms of Water.

[Bearings: Ships Head N35E, St Catherine Point N77E, Round Tower S8W, Sugar Loaf S77E]

8.0pm: Recording and Target Party returned on Board. Worked Main Derrick, in first Picket Boat and Steam Pinnace.

8.15pm: Night Defence Gun’s Crews and Search Lights Crews Mustered Correct.

8.40pm: Closed B and C Doors, and Darkened Ship and Posted Sentries on Forecastle and Quarterdeck.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 730 lbs, Bread 1008 lbs]


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3 July 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.38, Long -64.71 [very rough estimate as no position information given]

[Murrays Anchorage]

6.30am: Lit Fires in first Picket Boat.

7.45am: Weighed Starboard anchor and proceeded to Firing Ground.

8.45am: Worked Main Derrick, out Steam Pinnace.

9.0am: BW for x Told off Special Parties, Gunnery and Torpedo Training Classes at Instructions. Remainder of Hands employed as Requisite. Tug arrived with Targets.

9.30am: Commenced Firing Sub Calibre and 12 pounder.

0.58pm: Finished Sub Calibre and 12 pounder.

1.10pm: Commenced Firing 6 inch Service.

6.30pm: Completed 6 inch Firing.

6.40pm: Commenced Firing 12 pounder.

7.15pm: Completed 12 pounder.

7.40pm: Came to with Starboard anchor veered to 5 Shackles in 9.5 fathoms of Water. Recording and Target Party returned on Board. Hoisted in Sail Pinnace, Night Defence Guns Crews and Search Lights Crews Mustered Correct.

8.5pm: Posted Sentries on Forecastle and Quarterdeck.

8.30pm: Darkened Ship.

8.40pm: Closed B and C Doors.

[Number on sick list: 9]


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4 July 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83 [estimated]

[Murrays Anchorage]

Draught of Water: Forward 27’ 3”, Aft 27’ 6”.

4.0am: Lit Fires in first Picket Boat.

6.45am: Worked Main Derrick out first Picket Boat.

8.10am: Shortened in Cable and Worked Main Derrick, out Sailing Pinnace.

8.30am: Weighed Starboard anchor and Proceeded to Firing Ground.

9.0am: Commenced Firing 12 inch.

9.10am: BW for x Told off Special Parties, Gunnery and Torpedo Training Classes at Instructions. Remainder of Hands Employed as Requisite.

10.12am: Completed Firing and Proceeded to Grassy Bay.

11.35am: Came to with Starboard anchor in A Berth and veered to 5 Shackles.

1.45pm: SS Charybdis passed outwards.

2.25pm: Ammunition Lighter left Ship.

2.45pm: Drudge came along side, (1) Chief Boatswain Joined Ship to await Passage to West Indies.

3.15pm: Drudge left Ship with Government House Party.

5.10pm: Gunnery Class Working Party returned.

7.10pm: Gave Special leave to first Part of Port Watch untill 7.0am.

7.45pm: Posted Sentries on Forecastle and Quarterdeck.

8.0pm: Night Defence Guns Crews and Search Lights Crews Mustered Correct.

8.30pm: Darkened Ship.

8.40pm: Closed B and C Doors.

10.15pm: Liberty Men returned on Board.

10.25pm: First Picket Boat Banked Fires.

10.40pm: Steam Barge Drew Fires.

11.45pm: Second Picket Boat Drew Fires.

[Number on sick list: 9]


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5 July 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[A Berth Grassy Bay]

7.0am: Liberty Men returned on Board.

7.30am: Hands to Bathe.

8.35am: BW for x Told off Special Parties, Gunnery and Torpedo Training Classes at instructions, Remainder of Hands employed as Requisite.

8.40am: Target and Dockyard Party Landed.

10.40am: (3) French Tugs Arrived and anchored in Grassy Bay.

11.50am: Target and Dockyard Parties returned.

1.10pm: Dockyard Parties landed.

3.45pm: Sent an Armed Guard of (14) Marines to SS Clintonia.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters, Gave Special leave to second Part of Starboard Watch untill 10.pm.

4.30pm: Landed liberty Men and Patrol.

4.35pm: (4) Prisoners brought on Board from SS Clintonia.

10.25pm: Liberty Men and Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 360 lbs, Vegetables 2500 lbs, Bread 504 lbs]


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6 July 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[A Berth Grassy Bay to North Camber North Breakwater]

4.0am: Lit Fires in Steam Barge and second Picket Boat and Spread Fires in first Picket Boat.

5.35am: Furled Quarter Deck Awning and Prepaired [sic] Ship for Camber, and Cleaned Ship.

6.50am: Shortened in on Starboard Cable.

7.15am: Weighed Starboard anchor and Proceeded to North Camber.

7.55am: Moored Ship, alongside of North Breakwater.

9.15am: BW for x told off Special Parties, Remainder of Hands employed cleaning Ship and as Requisite.

10.0am: Tested life Buoys Correct.

11.0am: (1) Leading Seaman and (1) AB Discharged to HMS Donegal.

11.15am: Keep yard Party and Gunnery Class Returned.

0.10pm: Gave [special leave] to second Part of Port Watch untill [sic] 7.0am.

1.0pm: Landed liberty men.

1.30pm: Starboard Watch for x, told off Special Parties, remainder of Watch employed Employed [sic] Drawing a Shackle of Cable.

2.0pm: Sent (4) Russian Prisoners from SS Clintonia to Hamilton Police Station.

2.50pm: Oil Tank Painting Party returned.

4.30pm: Landed liberty Men and Patrol.

6.50pm: Landed Canteen Party.

10.0pm: Canteen Party returned on Board.

10.35pm: Patrol Returned on Board.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 376 lbs, Bread 1116 lbs]


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7 July 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[North Camber North Breakwater]

7.15am: USS Bridport [Bridgeport] and Convoy Weighed anchor and Proceeded to Sea.

7.25am: Hands to Bathe.

9.15am: Wesleyans Church Party Landed.

10.0am: Roman Catholics Landed.

10.10am: C of E Church Party landed and attended Dockyard Church.

11.45am: Church Parties returned on Board.

1.0pm: Gave Special leave to Starboard Watch untill 10.0pm and Starboard Watch of Boys untill 7.0pm.

1.30pm: Landed liberty men and Boys.

6.0pm: Furled Forecastle Awning.

6.30pm: Canteen Party landed.

7.0pm: Liberty Boys returned on Board.

10.0pm: Liberty Men and Canteen Party returned.

10.30pm: Second Picket Boat Drew Fires and Patrol returned on Board.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 370 lbs]


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8 July 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[North Camber North Breakwater]

5.30am: Hands to Breakfast and Clean.

6.45am: Oil Tank Painting Party landed.

6.55am: Clintonia’s and Ammunition Working Parties Landed.

7.0am: Worked Main Derrick, out Steam Pinnace.

8.0am: Ammunition Lighter came alongside.

8.10am: Remainder of Hands employed embarking Ammunition and as Requisite.

11.0am: Lighter left Ship for Clintonia.

11.30am: Lighter left Ship for Boaz Island.

11.50am: Clintonias Ammunition Party returned.

Noon: Tank Painting Party returned.

1.10pm: Ammunition Lighter came alongside.

1.15pm: Tank Painting Party landed.

1.45pm: BW for x Told off Special Parties, remainder of Hands employed as during Forenoon and as Requisite.

5.15pm: Tank Painting Party returned on Board.

6.20pm: Ammunition Lighter left Ship.

7.5pm: Ammunition Lighter came alongside.

7.50pm: Clintonia’s Working Party returned.

8.0pm: Night Defence Guns Crews and Search Lights Crews Mustered Correct, Gave Canteen leave to Port Watch untill 10.pm.

8.10pm: Canteen Party Landed.

8.30pm: Darkened Ship and Closed B and C Doors.

10.0pm: Canteen Party returned on Board.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 370 lbs, Vegetables 3800 lbs, Bread 1008 lbs]


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9 July 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[North Camber North Breakwater to South Camber]

6.10am: Received (2) Bags of Mails from HMS Donegal.

6.45am: Sent (7) Bags of Mails to USS Vacona [Yacona] and Oil Tank Painting Party landed.

7.0am: BW for x Told off Special Parties, Remainder of Hands employed embarking ammunition and as Requisite.

8.20am: US Yacht Yacoma [Yacona] left Camber and Proceeded outwards.

9.30am: Court Martial Held on Board.

10.5am: (2) Ratings joined Ship from St Georges.

11.0am: Clintonia’s Working Party returned.

11.50am: Tank Painting Party returned on Board.

Noon: Court Martial Adjourned.

1.10pm: Tank, Target and Clintonia’s Working Party Landed.

1.15pm: Furled Quarter Deck Awning and prepaired [sic] Ship to shift Berths.

2.15pm: Left Berth in North Camber and proceeded to Coaling Berth South Camber.

2.45pm: Moored Ship alongside Coaling Wharf.

3.0pm: Court Martial Resumed, (2) Ratings left ship for St Georges, and prepaired Ship for Coaling.

4.10pm: Court Martial Finished.

4.30pm: Hands employed prepairing Ship for Coaling.

5.0pm: (1) Prisoner joined Ship from RN Hospital.

7.10pm: Gave Canteen leave to Starboard Watch untill 10.0pm.

7.35pm: Patrol Landed.

10.0pm: Liberty Men and Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 376 lbs, Bread 504 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 172 tons, Oil 398 tons]

[Weather fine, south westerly wind force 3 for most of day, noon temperature 79F]


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10 July 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[South Camber Coaling Wharf]

Draught of Water: Forward 26’ 6”, Aft 27’ 11”.

5.0am: Hands fell in for Coaling Ship.

5.30am: Commenced Coaling (800) Tons.

6.50am: Tank and Clintonia’s Working Party left Ship.

8.0am: Breakfast.

8.25am: Hands employed Coaling Ship.

Noon: Hands to Dinner.

0.10pm: Tank and Clintonias Working Party returned on Board.

0.30pm: Hands employed Coaling Ship.

1.20pm: Tank Painting Party Landed.

3.15pm: Completed Coaling.

[Draught of Water: Forward 28’ 3”, Aft 28’ 9”]

4.10pm: Shifted Berths from Coaling Wharf South Camber, to North Breakwater, North Camber.

6.0pm: BW for x Employed Cleaning Ship.

7.40pm: Landed liberty Men and Patrol.

10.0pm: Liberty men and Canteen Party returned.

10.30pm: Patrol returned on Board.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 380 lbs, Bread 468 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 952 tons, Oil 398 tons]


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11 July 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[North Camber North Breakwater]

5.35am: Opened B and C Doors and Cleaned Ship.

6.50am: Tank Painting Party Landed.

7.20am: Clintonia’s Working Party landed (40) Men, (3) POs and (6) LS [Leading Seamen].

9.5am: Divisions. Mustered with Coaling Suits.

9.15am: BW for x Told off Special Parties, (6) Hands Detailed for RN Hospital Duty, remainder of Hands employed Cleaning Ship and as Requisite.

11.0am: HMCS Shearwater arrived and moored alongside of Coaling Hulk Shah.

0.5pm: Clintonia’s Working Party and Tank Painting Party returned on Board.

1.10pm: Clintonia’s Working Party and Tank Painting Party landed.

1.20pm: BW for x Told off Special Parties, Remainder of Hands employed as Requisite.

4.0pm: Clintonia’s Working Party returned.

5.0pm: (1) Prisoner joined Ship from St Georges.

5.15pm: Tank Painting Party returned on Board.

5.50pm: Patrol landed.

6.0pm: HMCS Shearwater anchored astern of Shah, Gave Special leave to Starboard Watch untill 7.0am.

6.30pm: Landed liberty Men.

8.0pm: Night Defence Guns Crews and Search Lights Crews Mustered Correct. Steam Barge Drew Fires.

8.10pm: Clintonias Working Party returned.

8.30pm: Darkened Ship, and closed B and C Doors.

10.30pm: Patrol returned on Board.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 389 lbs, Bread 432 lbs]


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12 July 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[North Camber North Breakwater]

5.45am: Opened B and C Doors and Cleaned Ship and prepairing [preparing] for Provisioning Ship.

6.50am: Tank Painting Party landed and Clintonias Working Party landed.

7.15am: Privision [Provision] Lighters came alongside.

8.0am: Hands employed Privisioning [sic] Ship.

11.45am: Tank Painting Party and Clintonias Working Party returned.

0.45pm: Target and Clintonia’s Working Party left Ship.

1.10pm: Tank Painting Party left Ship.

1.40pm: BW for x Told off Special Parties, Gunnery Classes Embarking Ammunition. Remainder of Hands Employed as Requisite.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters, Read Warrants Nos (5) and (6). Clintonia’s Working Party returned, Gave Special leave to Port Watch untill 7.0am.

5.15pm: Tank Painting Party returned on Board.

5.30pm: Landed Liberty Men and Patrol.

10.0pm: Liberty Men returned on Board.

10.25pm: Sent (9) Bags of Mails to SS Clintonia.

10.30pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 359 lbs, Vegetables 3700 lbs, Bread 432 lbs]


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13 July 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[North Camber North Breakwater]

6.50am: Projectile Party left Ship, and Tank Painting Party landed.

7.0am: Liberty Men returned on Board.

7.40am: SS Clintonia left Camber and Proceeded Outwards.

8.40am: HMS Shearwater entered Camber. Divisions with Life Belts.

9.5am: BW for x Told off Special Parties, remainder of Hands employed cleaning Ship and as Requisite.

11.45am: Ammunition and Tank Painting Party returned on Board.

0.30pm: Hands Make and Mend Clothes. Gave Special leave to Starboard Watch untill 7.0am and Starboard Watch of Boy[s] untill 7.0pm.

1.0pm: Landed liberty Men and Boys.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters.

4.30pm: Landed liberty Men and Patrol.

5.30pm: (2) Rating[s] joined Ship from RN Canteen.

8.45pm: (1) Private RMLI [Royal Marines Light Infantry] joined Ship from RN Hospital.

10.15pm: Patrol returned on Board.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 370 lbs, Bread 1008 lbs]


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14 July 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[North Camber North Breakwater]

1.0am: Steam Barge Banked Fires.

4.0am: First and second Picket Boats Lit Fires and Steam Barge spread Fires.

8.0am: Lighter came alongside with 12 inch Projectiles.

8.30am: Roman Catholics landed (22) Men.

8.45am: SS Charybdis arrived and Proceeded to Hamilton. (9) Bags of Mails arrived on Board from SS Charybdis.

9.10am: Wesleyans Landed (46) Men.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.10am: Received (3) Bags of Mails for Transmission.

10.30am: (1) RMLI Discharged to Cumberland.

10.40am: SS Chaleur arrived in GB [Grassy Bay] (21) Gunnery Classes and (5) Ratings joined Ship.

11.30am: Creole left Ship with Gunnery Classes to take Passage in SS Chaleur. Church Parties returned on Board.

0.30pm: Gave Special Leave to Port Watch untill 7.0am and Port Watch of Boys untill 7.0pm.

1.0pm: Landed liberty Men and Boys and Hospital Party.

2.0pm: Hospital Party returned on Board.

3.0pm: Received (7) Cases from SS Chaleur for NSO [probably Naval Stores Office] Office. Captain Hungerford RMLI and Attendant left Ship for Passage in SS Chaleur.

4.30pm: Liberty Men and Patrol Landed.

5.30pm: SS Chaleur weighed anchor and Proceeded Outwards.

7.0pm: Liberty Boys returned on Board.

8.0pm: Night Defence Guns Crews and Search Lights Crews Mustered Correct.

8.30pm: Darkened Ship and Closed B and C Doors.

10.0pm: Liberty Men returned. Steam Barge Drew Fires and second Picket Boat Banked Fires.

10.40pm: Patrol returned on Board.

11.45pm: First Picket Boat Drew Fires.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 730 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 873 tons, Oil 398 tons]


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15 July 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[North Camber North Breakwater]

5.35am: Opened B and C Doors and Cleaned Ship. Fore Turrets Crew and Magazine and Shell Room getting in 12 inch Projectiles.

6.30am: Rigged Diving Boat.

6.50am: Tank Painting Party landed.

8.10am: HMS Cumberland came out of Dock and moored in South Camber and Gunnery Class Working Party landed. Diving Party left Ship.

9.25am: Boaz Party landed.

10.10am: HMCS Shearwater left Camber and Proceeded to Sea.

11.0am: Boaz Party returned on Board.

11.30am: Ammunition Lighter came alongside.

11.35am: Ammunition Working Party returned.

11.55am: Oil Tank Painting Party returned on Board.

1.15pm: Oil Tank Painting Party left Ship.

1.40pm: BW for x Told off Special Parties. Remainder of Hands employed about Ammunition and as Requisite.

2.50pm: Sent (3) Bags of Mails to HMS Cumberland.

3.45pm: SBS [Sick Berth Steward] Culshaw and (1) Discharged Patient arrived on Board from RN Hospital and Discharged (1) SBS to RN Hospital.

4.0pm: HMS Cumberland left Camber and Proceeded to Sea. Gave Special leave to Starboard Watch untill 7.0am.

4.40pm: Landed liberty Men and Patrol.

5.5pm: Ammunition Lighter left Ship.

6.30pm: Canteen Party landed.

10.0pm: Canteen Party returned on Board.

10.40pm: Patrol returned on Board.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 504 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 904 tons, Received 50 tons, Oil 398 tons]

[Weather fine, south easterly wind force 3 for most of day, noon temperature 81F]


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16 July 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[North Camber North Breakwater]

9.20am: Divisions and Read Prayers.

9.30am: SS Nizam [possibly Nizam (2) listed here] arrived and moored in South Camber, Sent Working Party [to] Nizam.

9.40am: BW for x Told off Special Parties, Gunnery and Torpedo Training Classes at Instructions. Remainder of Hands employed Working Main Derrick and as Requisite.

11.40am: SS Nizam Working Party returned.

1.35pm: SS Nizam’s Working Party landed.

4.10pm: Nizam’s Working Party returned. Gave Special leave to Port Watch untill 7.0am.

4.30pm: Landed liberty Men and Patrol.

6.30pm: Canteen Party landed.

10.0pm: Canteen Party returned, second Picket Boat Banked Fires and Steam Barge Drew Fires.

10.15pm: Patrol returned on Board.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 708 lbs, Vegetables 2400 lbs, Bread 504 lbs]


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17 July 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[North Camber North Breakwater]

8.40am: Third Section on Boys to School

9.20am: BW for x Told off Special Parties, Gunnery and Torpedo Training Classes at Instructions. Remainder of Hands Employed as Requisite.

10.0am: Admiralty House Coaling Party landed.

10.10am: SS Sunray left Camber and Proceeded outwards.

2.0pm: SS Nizam left Camber and Proceeded outwards.

4.0pm: Gave Special leave to Starboard Watch untill 7.0am.

4.30pm: Landed Liberty [men] and Patrol and Non Swimmers.

4.50pm: (1) Private RMLI joined ship from RN Barracks.

5.15pm: HMS Donegal entered Dry Dock.

5.30pm: (1) LC [Leading Carpenter?] Mate joined Ship from RN Barracks and Discharged (1) Stoker PO and (1) Stoker to RN Barracks. Non Swimmers returned.

6.30pm: Canteen Party landed.

10.0pm: Canteen Party returned on Board.

10.15pm: Patrol returned on Board.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Vegetables 2900 lbs, Bread 504 lbs]


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18 July 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[North Camber North Breakwater]

4.0am: Lit Fires in first Picket Boat and Steam Barge.

5.30am: Opened B and C Doors, Cleaned Ship and Worked Main Derrick, in Steam Pinnace.

7.0am: Liberty men returned on Board.

7.15am: Physical Drill. 7.35am: Hands to Bathe.

9.20am: Hands Exercised Action Stations.

9.30am: Working Party (1) PO, (1) LS and (14) Men left Ship in Launch for Admiral’s Cottage.

10.10am: Exercised Abandon Ship Stations.

11.20am: Exercised Stokers and Engine Room Ratings at Abandon Ship Stations.

0.30pm: Hands Make and Mend Clothes. Gave Special leave to Port Watch untill 7.0am.

1.15pm: Starboard Watch Worked Main Derrick, Out Steam Pinnace.

1.30pm: Landed liberty Men and Working Party of (1) PO and (6) Men.

4.30pm: Landed liberty Men and Patrol, and None [Non] Swimmers.

5.30pm: None Swimmers returned on Board.

5.40pm: (1) Rating joined Ship from Donegal.

6.30pm: Canteen Party landed.

8.0pm: Night Defence Guns Crew and Search Lights Crews Mustered Correct.

8.30pm: Darkened Ship, and Closed B and C Doors.

9.20pm: First Picket Boat Drew Fires.

10.0pm: Canteen Party returned on Board.

10.30pm: Patrol returned on Board.

11.45pm: Second Picket Boat Drew Fires.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 370 lbs, Bread 504 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 847 tons, Oil 398 tons]


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19 July 1918

At Bermuda [and, finally, going to sea]

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[North Camber North Breakwater]

Draught of Water: Forward 28’ 7”, Aft 28’ 7”.

4.0am: Lit Fires in first and second Picket Boats, and Spread Fires in Steam Pinnace.

7.0am: Liberty Men returned on Board.

7.15am: Physical Drill. 7.35am: Hands to Bathe.

8.45am: Landed Working Party in Victualling Yard.

9.30am: Victualling Yard Party returned.

9.35am: Both Watches for x Told off Special Parties, Remainder of Hands Worked Main Derrick, in Launch and as Requisite.

9.40am: Hospital Party Landed.

11.0am: Hospital Party returned on Board.

1.20pm: Both Watches for x, Furled Quarter Deck Awning and Side Screens, (1) Rating Discharged to HMS Donegal, and (1) Rating joined Ship from Donegal.

1.40pm: Worked Main Derrick, in Steam Pinnace.

1.45pm: (1) ERA [Engine Room Artificer] joined Ship from RN Barracks.

3.40pm: Worked Main Derrick, in second Picket Boat.

4.35pm: Worked Main Derrick in first Picket Boat and prepaired [sic] ship for Sea.

5.0pm: Singled Hawsers. 5.30pm: Slipped Hawsers and Proceeded out of Camber, into Grassy Bay.

6.10pm: Entered Buoyed Channel.

6.52pm: Entered the Narrows and guns crews closed up.

7.10pm: Cleared the Narrows and Set Course S55E. Gentle Breeze and Clear Weather.

7.25pm: Course N48E. 7.27pm: Streamed Log.

8.5pm: Course N55W.

9.0pm: Reset Log and Rounds Correct.

[Lost by Accident, Log Line parted between Log and Governor]

[By Bearings] Lat 32 31 N, Long 67 45 W.

11.30pm: Exercised Sea Boats Crews.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 465 lbs, Vegetables 500 + 100 lbs, Bread 1100 + 164 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 813 tons, Received 25 tons, Oil 398 tons]


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20 July 1918

From Bermuda or At sea

Lat 34.00, Long -67.75

3.30am: Exercised Sea Boats Crews.

5.30am: Exercised Sea Boats Crews. Commenced zig zagging N55W. Commander’s Working Party employed Cleaning Ship.

8.30am: Commander’s Working Party employed Cleaning Ship and as Requisite.

[Steaming Time 18 hours 20 minutes]

[am and pm: Patent Log column: Unreliable owing to weeds]

11.30am: Exercised Sea Boats Crews.

0.30pm: Course Altered N60W.

2.40pm: Exercised Sea Boats Crews.

4.0pm: Westerly winds and Passing Showers.

9.10pm: Stopped zig zagging.

11.30pm: Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

[Course and Distance made good: Course Various, 210 Miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Henry N66W, 423 Miles]

[Westerly and north westerly wind for most of day, force 3 or 4, weather fine in am, rain in pm. Noon temperature 81F, sea temperature 77F]


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21 July 1918

From Bermuda or At Sea

Lat 35.95, Long -73.00a

0.30am: Started zig zagging.

2.45am: Exercised Sea Boats Crews.

3.50am: Stopped zig zagging.

5.20am: Started zig zagging.

6.30am: Exercised Sea Boats Crews. Commander’s Working Party employed Cleaning Ship and as Requisite.

9.30am: Divisions and Held Divine Service.

11.0am: Exercised Sea Boats Crews.

[Steaming Time 24 hours 24 minutes]

[am and pm: Patent Log column: Unreliable owing to Weeds]

2.0pm: Altered course zig zagging 40 degrees Either Side of Course.

3.30pm: Exercised Sea Boats Crews.

4.16pm: All Clocks retarded 20 minutes.

4.20pm: Reduced Speed to 62 Rev.

6.40pm: All Clocks retarded 20 Minutes.

6.50pm: Exercised Sea Boats Crews.

8.25pm: Darkened Ship.

8.30pm: Reduced speed to 60 Rev.

9.0pm: Altered Course N57W.

10.0pm: Took a Cast 1/0 150 fathoms.

10.30pm: Cast 1/0 42 fathoms.

11.35pm: Cast 1/0 16 fathoms.

[Course and Distance made good: N65.5W, 283 Miles]

[True Bearing and Distance N66W, 141 Miles]


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22 July 1918

From Bermuda to Hampton Roads

Lat 37.00, Long -76.32 [estimated]

0.30am: Cast 0/1 20 Fathoms.

1.30am: Cast 0/1 20.5 Fathoms.

2.0am: Sighted Vessel Bearing S50W.

2.30am: Cast 0/1 15.5 Fathoms.

4.30am: Altered course N60W. Stopped zig zagging.

4.40am: Signalled to US Destroyer Hopkins.

4.55am: Hauled in Patent Log.

5.10am: Cape Henry Bearing West.

7.22am: Entered Dredged Channel. 7.25am: Passed through Boom Defence.

8.18am: Came to with Starboard anchor veered to 6 Shackles, No 2 Berth.

8.30am: Swung to Flood.

9.30am: BW for x, Spread Quarter Deck Awning and Cleaned Ship, Opened B and C Doors and as Requisite.

11.0am: Starboard Watch Cleaned Mess Deck.

11.45am: Cleared up Decks.

[Steaming Time 19 hours, 32 minutes]

1.35pm: Quarters Clean Guns.

2.0pm: Piped Down, and 1 Leading Telegraphist left Ship.

2.30pm: US Battleship Vermont passed inwards.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters.

6.45pm: Received 28 Bags of Mails.

8.0pm: Night Defence Guns Crews and Search lights Crews Mustered Correct.

8.40pm: Closed B and C Doors.

9.30pm: Privision [Provision] Boat came alongside from USS Vermont.

10.50pm: First Picket Boat Banked Fires.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 178 Miles]

[Noon Position: Hampton Roads]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 316 lbs, Bread 450 lbs]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 77F]


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23 July 1918

At Hampton Roads

Lat 37.00, Long -76.32

[A Berth]

4.0am: Spread Fires in first Picket Boat and Steam Pinnace.

5.35am: Opened B and C Doors and Cleaned Ship.

5.45am: Coaled first Picket Boat and Steam Pinnace.

7.15am: Landed (1) Bag of Mails for Bermuda.

9.15am: Divisions, and Read Prayers.

9.40am: Exercised Ships Company at Collision, Fire and Abandon Ship Stations.

10.45am: BW for x Told off Special Parties, Gunnery and Torpedo Training Classes at Instructions. Remainder of Hands Employed as Requisite.

1.40pm: BW for x Told off Special Parties, Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship Training Classes at Instructions. Remainder of Hands employed as Requisite.

3.0pm: Provision Lighter came alongside Ship.

3.30pm: Provision Lighter left Ship.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters.

8.40pm: Closed B and C Doors.

10.0pm: Set Anchor Watch, first Picket Boat Banked Fires.

11.25pm: Ship Swung to Ebb Tide.

[Provisions Received: Vegetables 2700 lbs]


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24 July 1918

At Hampton Roads

Lat 37.00, Long -76.32

[A Berth]

5.35am: Opened B and C Doors, and Cleaned Ship, Coaled and Watered Steam Boats.

6.40am: Ship Swung to Ebb Tide.

7.30am: Hands to Physical Drill.

8.40am: First Section of Boys to School.

9.20am: Divisions and Read Prayers.

9.40am: BW for x Told off Special Parties, Gunnery Torpedo and Seamanship Training Classes at Instructions, remainder of Hands Employed as Requisite.

3.5pm: Provisions came alongside.

3.30pm: Ammunition lighter came alongside and USS Kentucky arrived and anchored in Hampton Roads.

4.35pm: Provision Lighter left Ship.

5.25pm: Second Part of Starboard Watch Employed Stowing Provisions.

5.50pm: Ammunition lighter left Ship.

8.40pm: Closed B and C Doors.

9.0pm: Provision Boat came alongside.

9.20pm: Provision Boat left Ship.

11.0pm: First Picket Boat moored up, Steam all night, and Steam Pinnace Banked Fires.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 520 lbs]


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25 July 1918

At Hampton Roads

Lat 37.00, Long -76.32

[A Berth]

1.20am: Finished Swinging to Ebb Tide.

4.0am: Spread Fires in Steam Pinnace.

7.30am: Ship Swung to Flood Tide.

9.5am: US Cruiser Albany arrived and anchored.

9.35am: BW for x told off Special Parties, Gunnery, Torpedo Training Classes at Instructions, remainder of Hands Employed as Requisite. Prepairing [sic] Ship for Coaling.

1.45pm: BW for x Told off Special Parties, Gunnery and Torpedo Training Classes at Instructions, Remainder of Hands Employed as During Forenoon. Furled Quarter Deck Awning.

1.50pm: Gunnery Classes (53) Ratings and (2) Warrant Officers, joined Ship.

7.0pm: Provision lighter came alongside.

7.15pm: Provision lighter left Ship.

8.45pm: Two coaling lighters came alongside.

9.0pm: Set Anchor watch.

9.30pm: Ash lighter left Ship, and Closed B and C Doors.

10.0pm: Provision Boat came alongside.

10.10pm: First Picket Boat Banked Fires.

11.20pm: Steam Pinnace moored up.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 364 lbs, Vegetables 4000 lbs, Bread 500 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 526 tons, Oil 398 tons]


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26 July 1918

At Hampton Roads

Lat 37.00, Long -76.32

[A Berth]

Draught of Water: Forward 27’ 10”, Aft 28’ 5”.

2.30am: Ship Finished Swinging to Ebb Tide.

4.0am: Spread Fires in first Picket Boat.

5.10am: Hands fall in for Coaling Ship.

5.35am: Commenced Coaling Ship.

7.50am: Ship Finished Swinging to Flood Tide.

9.30am: (3) USA Destroyers, (1) USA Cruiser and (1) Brazilian Battleship arrived and anchored. Hands Employed Coaling Ship.

[Draught of Water: Forward 29’ 11”, Aft 29’ 3”]

0.30pm: Hands Employed Coaling Ship.

2.50pm: Ship Swing to Ebb Tide.

3.0pm: Completed Coaling (803) Tons. Number of Lighters (276) and (294).

4.30pm: Hands Employed Cleaning Ship.

5.50pm: Coaling lighter left Ship.

6.0pm: Hands Employed Cleaning Ship. Lost overboard by accident while Coaling Ship (20) Bags.

8.40pm: Closed B and C Doors.

9.0pm: Set anchor Watch.

10.45pm: Provision Boat came alongside.

11.15pm: Steam Pinnace Banked Fires, Steam in first Picket Boat all night. Provision Boat left Ship.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 540 lbs, Bread 1200 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1312 tons, Received 803 tons, Oil 398 tons]


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27 July 1918

At Hampton Roads

Lat 37.00, Long -76.32

[A Berth]

4.0am: Lit Fires in Steam Pinnace.

5.30am: Spread Quarter Deck Awning, Opened B and C Doors, and cleaned Ship.

8.45am: Divisions with Coaling Suits.

9.0am: BW for x Told off Special Parties. Remainder of Hands employed cleaning Ship.

9.30am: Tested life Buoys Correct.

0.30pm: Hands Make and Mend Clothes.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Chief and First Class Petty Officers untill [until] 10.0pm and Boys of Both Watches untill 7.0pm.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters, Read Warrant No (9).

7.15pm: USS Seattle arrived and anchored.

7.50pm: Boys returned on Board.

8.0pm: USS Seattle Shifted Berths.

8.45pm: Closed B and C Doors and Set Anchor Watch.

10.15pm: Liberty men returned on Board.

10.30pm: First Picket Boat Banked Fires.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Bread 1100 lbs]


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28 July 1918

At Hampton Roads

Lat 37.00, Long -76.32

[A Berth]

4.0am: Spread Fires in first Picket Boat.

5.45am: BW for x Opened B and C Doors and Cleaned Ship.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.10am: Rigged Church. 10.35am: Held - Divine Service on Board.

11.15am: Held Holy Communion Service on Board.

1.30pm: Gave Special leave to Chief and First Class Petty Officers untill 10.0pm.

1.45pm: Gunnery Classes arrived on Board (48) Ratings and Provision Boat came alongside.

2.10pm: Provision Boat left Ship.

4.30pm: Landed Chief and First Class Petty officer liberty men.

4.50pm: Lighters with Targets arrived alongside.

8.40pm: Closed B and C Doors.

9.0pm: Set Anchor Watch.

10.10pm: Liberty Men returned on Board.

10.30pm: First Picket Boat Moored up, Steam all night.

11.15pm: Steam Pinnace moored up and Banked Fires.

[Weather fine, noon temperature 81F]


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29 July 1918

At Hampton Roads

Lat 37.00, Long -76.32

[A Berth to Firing Ground]

Draught of Water: Forward 29’ 11”, Aft 29’ 3”.

4.0am: Spread Fires in Steam Pinnace.

7.0am: Worked Main Derrick.

7.30am: USS Denver weighed anchor and proceeded outwards.

8.50am: BW for x Told off Special Parties, Target Party working about Targets, Remainder of Hands worked main Derrick, Hoisting out Targets from lighter, and as Requisite.

11.55am: USS Battleship Massachusetts arrived and anchored.

Noon: Landed (3) Bags of Mails to Post Office.

0.25pm: Targets left Ship in Tow of US Yacht Helenita.

0.30pm: Worked Main Derrick, in Sailing Pinnace and Steam Pinnace.

1.35pm: (1) Warrant Engineer and (1) ERA left Ship.

1.45pm: Furled Quarter Deck Awning.

[Steaming Time 6.0 Hours]

2.10pm: Worked Main Derrick in first Picket Boat.

2.20pm: Shortened in Cable. 2.40pm: Weighed anchor and proceeded outwards.

3.40pm: USS Iowa passed inwards.

4.26pm: Rounded HW Buoy.

4.58pm: Passed through Boom Defence Gate.

5.20pm: Entered 35 ft Channel.

5.35pm: Cleared 35 ft Channel.

7.0pm: Wolf Trap Beacon abeam 3 Miles altered course N5W.

7.40pm: Altered course N9W.

8.0pm: Windmill Beacon Bearing N54W.

8.25pm: Windmill Beacon abeam Distant 3.2 Miles altered course N42W.

8.43pm: Came to with Starboard anchor veered to 5 Shackles in 7 fathoms of Water.

[Bearings: Smith Point N10E, Fleet Bay N80W, Windmill Point S22W]

9.0pm: Closed up 12 pounder Guns Crews and Darkened Ship.

[Course and Distance made good: To Firing Ground Various 60 Miles]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1171 lbs]


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30 July 1918

At Chesapeake Bay

Lat 37.74, Long -76.13 [very approximate as no position information given]

[Firing Ground]

0.50am: Ship Commenced to swing to Flood Tide.

Draught of Water: Forward 29’ 8”, Aft 29’ 3”.

4.0am: Night Defence Gun’s Crews closed up and Lit Fires in second Picket Boat.

5.35am: BW for x Opened B and C Doors and Cleaned Ship.

6.0am: Worked Main Derrick, out second Picket Boat and Sailing Pinnace.

7.20am: Target Party left Ship.

7.45am: Shortened in Cable. 8.7am: Weighed anchor and proceeded to Firing ground.

9.0am: US Yacht Helenita Arrived with Targets in Tow.

9.26am: Commenced firing 1 inch and .303 Aiming. BW for x Told off Special Parties, Training Classes at Instructions, Remainder of Hands employed as Requisite.

1.30pm: Finished Firing 1 inch aiming and opened to 4 Cables.

1.55pm: Commenced Firing 12 pounder.

4.0pm: Submarine Defence Gun’s Crews Correct.

5.45pm: Ceased Firing for 15 minutes, Main Engine of Helenita Broken Down. Commenced Firing Sub Calibre.

6.50pm: Ceased Firing for the Day,

7.30pm: Came to with Starboard anchor veered to 5 Shackles in 7 fathoms of Water.

[Bearings: Windmill Point Light SSW, Dividing Creek NW0.5W, GSW [?] Buoy ESE]

7.40pm: Worked Main Derrick, in second Picket Boat.

8.0pm: Submarine Defence Gun’s Crews and Search Lights Crews Correct.

8.25pm: Target Party returned on Board. Worked Main Derrick, in Sailing Pinnace.

8.45pm: Closed B and C Doors and Darkened Ship.


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31 July 1918

At Chesapeake Bay

Lat 37.74, Long -76.13 [very approximate as no position information given]

[Firing Ground]

4.0am: Lit Fires in second Picket Boat.

5.35am: BW for x Worked Main Derrick, out Sail Pinnace and second Picket Boat and Cleaned Ship.

6.40am: Target Party left Ship.

7.10am: Recording Party left Ship.

7.35am: US Yacht Helenita arrived with Targets in Tow.

7.45am: Shortened in Cable. 8.0am: Weighed Starboard anchor and proceeded to Firing Ground.

8.15am: Commenced Firing Sub Calibre.

9.0am: BW for x Told off Special Parties, Training Classes at Instructions, remainder of Hands Employed as Requisite.

10.25am: Finished Sub Calibre.

11.2am: Commenced Firing 6 inch Service.

pm: Firing 6 inch Service throughout the Afternoon.

4.15pm: Finished Firing for the Day.

5.15pm: Worked Main Derrick, in Sailing Pinnace and second Picket Boat. US Yacht Helenita anchored with Targets.

5.50pm: Came to with Port Anchor veered to 5 Shackles in 7 fathoms of Water.

[S6W [?] Buoy S80E, Windmill Point S50W, Windmill Point Light S20W]

8.0pm: Submarine Defence Guns Crews, and Search Lights Crews Correct.

8.40pm: Closed B and C Doors.


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LOGS FOR AUGUST 1918


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[Left hand side of cover of Log for August 1918, approved by Captain, as before]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed by Navigating Officer, as before]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 August 1918

At Chesapeake Bay

Lat 37.74, Long -76.13 [very approximate as no position information given]

[Firing Ground]

6.20am: Worked Main Derrick, out Sail Pinnace.

7.15am: Hands to Bathe.

7.30am: Target and Recording Party left Ship for Helenita.

7.45am: Shortened in on Port Cable. 8.10am: Weighed Port anchor, and proceeded to Firing Ground.

8.28am: Commenced Firing 6 inch Service.

9.10am: BW for x [Both Watches for exercise] Told off Special Parties, Training Classes at Instructions, Remainder of Hands Employed as Requisite.

11.10am: Completed 6 inch Service.

11.46am: Commenced Firing 12 inch After Turret. Sea Boats Crew Mustered Correct.

0.50pm: Finished Firing After Turret and Commenced Firing Fore Turret.

1.40pm: BW for x Told off Special Parties, Training Classes at Instructions, Remainder of Hands Employed as Requisite.

2.26pm: Completed Firing.

3.33pm: Worked Main Derrick, in Sail Pinnace and Proceeded for Cape Charles.

4.24pm: Windmill Point abeam, Course S5E.

5.48pm: Wolf Trap abeam Distance 3.25 miles, altered course S6E.

6.40pm: Came to with Starboard anchor in 7.25 fathoms of Water, Veered to 5 Shackles.

[Bearings: Old Plantation Light S50E, Cherrystone Light S30E, New Point Comfort N83W]

7.30pm: Second Picket Boat Drew Fires.

8.30pm: Closed B and C Doors and Darkened Ship.

9.0pm: Night Defence Gun’s Crews and Search Light Crews Correct.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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2 August 1918

From Chesapeake Bay to Hampton Roads

Lat 37.00, Long -76.32 [estimated]

4.40am: First Part of Port Watch Mustered on Forecastle.

4.45am: Shortened in on Starboard Cable. 5.5am: Weighed Starboard anchor and proceeded to Hampton Roads.

8.43am: Arrived off Old Point Comfort.

8.50am: Came to with Starboard anchor in No I Berth veered to 5 Shackles, in 11 fathoms of Water. Worked Main Derrick, out second Picket Boat and Steam Pinnace.

10.30am: BW for x Training Classes at Instructions, remainder of Hands Employed as Requisite.

10.40am: US Battleship Indiana passed outwards.

11.35am: Two Ammunition Lighters came alongside.

1.20pm: USS Nebraska and Brazilian Battleship São Paulo Passed outwards.

1.30pm: BW for x Told off Special Parties, Training Classes at Instructions, Remainder of Hands Employed embarking Ammunition.

2.30pm: Lieutenant Cunningham and (80) Ratings Gunnery Classes left Ship.

5.10pm: Port Watch Employed about Ammunition.

6.15pm: (80) Ratings Gunnery Classes left Ship, second Half.

7.30pm: Ammunition lighters left Ship.

8.30pm: Closed B and C Doors.

9.0pm: Set Anchor Watch.

10.30pm: Second Picket Boat Banked Fires.

11.0pm: Provision lighter came alongside.

11.30pm: Provision lighter left Ship and Steam Pinnace Banked Fires.

[Number on sick list: 8]


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3 August 1918

At Hampton Roads

Lat 37.00, Long -76.32

4.0am: Spread Fires in second Picket Boat and Steam Pinnace.

5.25am: Furled Quarter Deck Awning and Coaled second Picket Boat.

5.45am: BW for x Told of [off] Turrets Crews for Striking down 12 inch Projectiles, Remainder of Hands Cleaning Ship.

8.15am: Provision lighter came alongside.

8.45am: BW for x Hands Employed Cleaning Ship and as Requisite.

9.15am: Provision lighted came alongside.

Noon: Hands Made [sic] and Mend Clothes.

2.30pm: Gave Special Leave to first Part of Port Watch untill [sic] 10.0pm. Liberty Men and Patrol landed.

3.0pm: Received 7 Bags of Mails from Norfolk.

3.50pm: Patrol returned on Board.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters.

6.15pm: USS Tacoma arrived and anchored.

6.30pm: USS Gratitude came alongside and Received 2 Angle Irons 35 feet.

8.40pm: Closed B and C Doors.

8.45pm: Provision Boat came alongside.

9.0pm: Set Anchor Watch. 9.5pm: Provision Boat left Ship.

10.15pm: Liberty Men and Patrol returned on Board.

11.20pm: Steam Pinnace Banked Fires.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1079 lbs, Vegetables 3300 lbs, Bread 1200 lbs]


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4 August 1918

At Hampton Roads

Lat 37.00, Long -76.32

6.25am: USS Ohio passed outwards.

7.50am: USS Galveston passed inwards.

9.30am: Ships Company Mustered by the Ledger.

9.45am: British Armed Liner Coronado [listed here] arrived and anchored.

9.50am: USS Alabama, Illinos [Illinois] and Kearsage [Kearsarge] Proceeded outwards.

11.0am: Held Divine Service on Board.

0.30pm: Gave Special leave to first Part of Starboard Watch untill 7.0am and Leave to Starboard Watch of Boys untill 7.0pm.

1.0pm: Landed liberty Men and Boys.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters.

4.30pm: Patrol landed.

5.30pm: Two Carpenters ratings left Ship for HM Yacht Warrior.

7.40pm: Patrol returned on Board.

8.30pm: Closed B and C Doors.

10.0pm: Liberty Men and Patrol returned. Second Picket Boat Banked Fires.

11.10pm: Steam Pinnace moored up, Steam all Night.

11.30pm: Ship Swung to Ebb Tide.

[Number on sick list: 8]


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5 August 1918

At Hampton Roads

Lat 37.00, Long -76.32

5.35am: BW for x Opened B and C Doors. Coaled and Watered Steam Boats and Cleaned Ship.

7.15am: Liberty men returned on Board.

7.30am: Hands to Physical Drill.

9.25am: Divisions and Read Prayers.

9.40am: General Drill, exercised Collission [Collision], Fire, and Abandon Ship Stations.

10.10am: Discharged (7) Ratings to British Armed Liner Coronado.

11.5am: BW for x Told off Special Parties, Training Classes at Instructions. Remainder of Hands Employed as Requisite.

11.40am: US Cruiser Martha Washington passed inwards.

1.0pm: Gave General leave to second Part of Starboard Watch untill 7.0am and Both Watches of Boys untill 10.0pm.

1.40pm: Landed 103 Liberty Men and Boys.

2.10pm: BW for x Told off Special Parties, Training Classes at Instructions, remainder of Hands Employed as Requisite.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters.

4.20pm: US Armed Cruiser Powhalon [Powhatan, written clearly next day, though this is not a cruiser] and Aibbus [?], passed inwards.

4.30pm: One Bag of Mails left Ship and landed liberty Men and Patrol.

4.40pm: Provision Boat came alongside.

6.45pm: Received one Bag of Mails.

7.30pm: Patrol returned on Board.

7.55pm: USS Sialia and Taconia [probably Tacoma or Yacona] arrived and anchored.

9.45pm: Second Picket Boat Banked Fires.

10.15pm: Liberty Boys and Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Vegetables 4000 lbs, Bread 1200 lbs]


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6 August 1918

At Hampton Roads

Lat 37.00, Long -76.32

6.50am: USS South Dacota [South Dakota] arrived and anchored.

7.15am: Liberty Men returned on Board.

7.25am: Provision Boat came alongside.

8.40am: Side Party rigged Stages for Painting Ships Side. Seamanship Training Class at Instructions.

9.20am: Divisions and Read Prayers, US Cruiser Powhatan passed outwards.

9.30pm: BW for x Told off Special Parties, Torpedo Training Class at Instructions, Remainder of Hands Employed as Requisite. HMS Coronado passed outwards.

1.10pm: Side Party carrying on Painting Ships Side.

1.40pm: BW for x Told off Special Parties, Torpedo Training Class at Instructions. Remainder of Hands Employed as Requisite.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Gave General leave to first Part of Starboard Watch untill 7.0am.

4.30pm: Landed liberty Men and Patrol.

5.50pm: US Battle Ship Massachusetts passed inwards.

6.15pm: Finished Painting Ships Side.

7.30pm: Patrol returned on Board.

7.45pm: Drifter came alongside with (7) Ratings for Kit.

8.40pm: Drifter left Ship. Closed B and C Doors.

9.0pm: Set Anchor Watch.

10.10pm: Liberty Men returned on Board and Patrol.

10.50pm: Steam Pinnace Drew Fires.

11.15pm: Second Picket Boat Banked Fires.

11.50pm: Ship Swung to Ebb Tide.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 397 lbs]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 84F]


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7 August 1918

At Hampton Roads

Lat 37.00, Long -76.32

4.0am: Spread Fires in second Picket Boat and lit Fires in Steam Pinnace.

7.15am: Liberty men returned on Board.

7.20am: Hands at Physical Drill.

8.30am: Side Party and extra side Party Painting Ship.

9.0am: Divisions and Read Prayers. Torpedo Training Class under Examination.

9.30am: BW for x Told off Special Parties. Remainder of Hands Employed as Requisite.

10.25am: (1) Bag of Mails arrived on Board from SS Jedmore [Jedmoor].

1.30pm: Ash lighter came alongside and Spread Forecastle Awning. Seamanship Training Class at Instructions, Torpedo Training [Class] under Examination. Remainder of Hands employed as during Forenoon and as Requisite.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Gave General [leave to] first Part of Port Watch untill 7.0am.

4.30pm: Landed liberty Men and Patrol.

7.15pm: Patrol returned for Supper.

9.10pm: Section of Patrol returned on Board.

10.30pm: Second Picket Boat Banked Fires.

11.10pm: Remainder of Patrol returned on Board.

11.15pm: Steam Pinnace Steam all night.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Provisions received: Bread 1000 lbs]


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8 August 1918

At Hampton Roads

Lat 37.00, Long -76.32

4.0am: Spread Fires in second Picket Boat and Steam Pinnace.

5.35am: Opened B and C Doors, and Cleaned Ship, Side Party Painting Ships Side.

7.30am: Physicial [Physical] Drill.

9.30am: Divisions and Read Prayers.

10.10am: BW for x Told off Special Parties. Remainder of Hands Employed as Requisite, Prepairing [sic] Ship for Coaling.

1.35pm: BW for x Told off Special Parties. Remainder of Hands Employed as during Forenoon, and as Requisite.

4.0pm: Gave General Leave to second Part of Starboard Watch untill 10.0pm.

4.30pm: Landed Liberty Men and Patrol.

7.15pm: Section of Patrol returned on Board.

8.45pm: Stoker Patrol landed.

8.50pm: Closed B and C Doors.

9.0pm: Set Anchor Watch.

9.25pm: Seaman Patrol returned on Board.

10.15pm: Liberty Men and Patrol returned.

11.15pm: Steam Pinnace Moored up, Steam all Night.

11.45pm: Second Picket Boat Banked Fires.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Bread 500 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 986 tons, Oil 398 tons]


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9 August 1918

At Hampton Roads

Lat 37.00, Long -76.32

Draught of Water: Forward 29’ 2”, Aft 28’ 9.5”.

5.0am: Hands Fall in for Coaling Ship.

5.20am: Commenced Coaling.

6.45am: Sent (4) Bags of Mails ashore.

7.15am: USS Frederick arrived and anchored.

8.25am: Hands Carried on Coaling.

10.30am: Cleared After Coaling lighter.

11.5am: Provision Boat came alongside and Left Ship at 11.20.

Noon: Dinner.

0.25pm: Resumed Coaling.

2.15pm: USS Desmoins [Des Moines] arrived and anchored.

3.15pm: US Destroyer Stringham arrived and anchored.

3.25pm: US[S] Georgia arrived and anchored.

3.30pm: CDC [?] arrived alongside with 2 Coils of Manilla [manila] Rope.

[3.45pm: Finished Coaling: 660 Tons]

3.50pm: Provision Boat came alongside.

4.0pm: Hands Employed Cleaning Ship and as Requisite. Lost overboard by Accident (15) Coal Bags While Coaling.

[Draught of Water: Forward 29’ 11”, Aft 29’ 10”]

6.20pm: Cleaned Mess Deck.

7.15pm: Hands to Wash.

8.40pm: Gunnery Classes arrived on Board (42) Ratings. Closed B and C Doors.

11.10pm: Second Picket Boat and Steam Pinnace moored up.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 339 lbs, Vegetables 3500 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1630 tons, Oil 398 tons]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 87F]


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10 August 1918

At Hampton Roads

Lat 37.00, Long -76.32

8.55am: Divisions with Coaling Suits.

9.5am: BW for x Told off Special Parties, Remainder of Hands Employed Cleaning Ship and as Requisite.

9.30am: Lieutenant Cunningham rejoined Ship. Mate (Canadian) Discharged. Tested Life Buoys Correct.

1.45pm: Gave Special leave to second Part of Starboard Watch untill [sic] 7.0am and Starboard Watch of Boys untill 7.0pm.

2.40pm: USS Georgia proceeded Outwards.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters, and Read Warrant No (11).

5.15pm: Landed Patrol.

7.10pm: Stokers and Marines Patrol returned on Board for Supper.

9.10pm: Strong Wind Squall from NNW, Set Anchor Watch and Furled Quarter Deck Awning.

10.10pm: Patrol returned on Board.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Bread 1000 lbs]


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11 August 1918

At Hampton Roads

Lat 37.00, Long -76.32

1.0am: SS Gratitude, Provision Boat came alongside.

3.25am: Provision Boat left Ship.

5.45am: Hands fell in, Watch and Part of Starboard Watch employed Stowing Provisions. Remainder of Hands Employed Cleaning Ship and as Requisite.

7.10am: Liberty Men returned on Board.

8.45am: Port Watch employed Stowing Provisions, remainder of Hands employed as Requisite.

9.10am: Spread Quarter Deck Awning, and Opened B and C Doors.

10.15am: Held Divine Service on Board.

1.0pm: Gave Special leave to first Part of Port Watch untill 7.0am, and leave to Port Watch of Boys untill 7.0pm.

1.30pm: Landed liberty Men and Boys.

2.30pm: US Cruiser Huntington Arrived and anchored.

3.15pm; Ship Swung to Ebb Tide.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters.

4.30pm: Liberty Men and Patrol landed.

6.15pm: Provision Boat came alongside.

6.30pm: USS Battleship Oklahoma arrived and anchored.

8.0pm: Furled Quarter Deck Awning. Heavy Rain Squall.

9.0pm: Ship Swung to Flood Tide.

10.10pm: Patrol returned on Board.

11.15pm: Steam Pinnace Banked Fires.

11.55pm: Second Picket Boat Moored up, Steam all Night.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 775 lbs]


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12 August 1918

From Hampton Roads to Firing Ground or at Chesapeake Bay

Lat 37.00, Long -76.26 [very rough estimate]

Draught of Water: Forward 29’ 11”, Aft 29’ 10”.

4.0am: Spread Fires in second Picket Boat and Steam Pinnace.

7.15am: Liberty Men returned on Board.

7.20am: USS Desmoines [sic] proceeded outwards.

9.0am: Divisions and Read Prayers.

9.30am: BW for x Told off Special Parties, Worked Main Derrick, in Launch and prepaired [prepared] Ship for Sea. USS Delaware arrived and anchored.

10.30pm: Worked Main Derrick, in Steam Pinnace.

10.45am: Shortened in on Port Cable. 11.4am: Weighed Port Anchor.

0.5pm: Exchanged Pennants with HMS Virginian.

0.10pm: Passed Boom Defence.

1.25pm: Rounded T2 Buoy altered course to N19W.

1.55pm: Passed Cape Charles Net Defence.

2.30pm: Entered Charles Dredged Channel.

3.35pm: Came to with Starboard anchor veered to 3 shackles in 6.5 fathoms of Water.

[Bearings: New Point Comfort Light House N56W, York Spit Beacon S76W, Channel Buoy S38E]

5.30pm: Weighed Starboard anchor and Closed on Targets.

6.20pm: Commenced Firing 1 inch Aiming.

8.5pm: Ceased Firing for the night.

8.15pm: Came to with Starboard anchor in 7 fathoms and veered to 5 Shackles.

[Bearings: Ships Head N20E, New Point Comfort S87W, Wolf Trap N26W]

8.45pm: Closed B and C Doors, and Darkened Ship.

10.55pm: Ship Started Dragging in heavy Squall of wind and Rain.

11.20pm: Wind Moderated. Commenced Weighing anchor and moving Engines Slow Ahead.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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13 August 1918

At Chesapeake Bay

Lat 37.74, Long -76.13 [very approximate position]

0.20am: Weighed Starboard anchor and Shifted Berths.

0.50am: Came to with Starboard anchor in 7 fathoms of Water and veered to 6 Shackles.

5.35am: BW for x First Part of Port Watch on Forecastle. Shortened in Starboard Cable. Starboard Watch Worked Main Derrick, out Sail Pinnace. Remainder of Hands employed Cleaning Ship.

5.45am: Sent Target and Recording Party to Tug in Sail Pinnace.

6.10am: Weighed Starboard anchor and proceeded to Firing Ground.

7.0am: Commenced Firing 12 pounder.

9.10am: Finished 12 pounder.

9.20am: Commenced Firing Sub Calibre.

11.20am: Finished Sub Calibre.

11.30am: Commenced 12 pounder Top of Turret.

11.55am: Finished 12 pounder Top of Turret.

Noon: Sea Boats Crew Mustered Correct.

[Barometer and Thermometers Unshipped for Firing at noon and 4.0pm]

0.25pm: Commenced 6 inch Service.

1.40pm: BW for x Told off Special Parties. Remainder of Hands Employed as Requisite.

2.55pm: Finished 6 inch Service and Commenced Firing 12 inch Fore Turret.

4.35pm: Finished all Firing.

5.10pm: Worked Main Derrick, in Sail Pinnace and Proceeded to Anchorage.

7.25pm: Wolf Trap Light Abeam Distant 4 miles, altered course S10E.

8.7pm: Came to with Port Anchor in 7 fathoms of Water, veered to 6 Shackles.

[Bearings: No 10 Buoy South, Cherrystone Bar Light S32E, Ship’s Head South]

8.40pm: Closed B and C Doors, and Darkened Ship.

[Course and Distance made good: Various as required for Firing]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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14 August 1918

From Chesapeake Bay to Hampton Roads

Lat 37.00, Long -76.32 [estimated]

4.0am: First and second Picket Boats lit Fires.

4.40am: First Part of Port watch on Forecastle.

4.48am: Shortened in Port Cable. 5.10am: Weighed Port Anchor and Proceeded to Hampton Roads.

6.0am: Entered Cape Charles Dredged Channel.

7.4am: Passed Cape Charles Net Defence.

7.40am: Rounded No 2 T Whistle Buoy.

9.35am: Came to with Port Anchor in 22 Berth veered to 5 Shackles. Worked Main Derrick, out first and second Picket Boats.

10.5am: Opened B and C Doors, and Spread Quarter Deck Awning.

10.25am: BW for x Told off Special Parties, Training Classes at Instructions. Remainder of Hands Employed as Requisite.

11.45am: (39) Ratings Gunnery Classes left Ship. US Cruiser Frederick Proceeded outwards.

0.20pm: Water Tank came alongside and USA Asalem [possibly Salem] Proceeded outwards.

0.45pm: BW for x Told off Special Parties. Remainder of Hands employed as Requisite.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters.

4.30pm: Water Tank left Ship, and 2 lighters came alongside with 6 inch Guns.

4.35pm: Worked Main Derrick, in 6 inch Guns.

6.30pm: Landed liberty Men and Patrol.

7.20pm: (1) Bag of Mails came on Board.

8.25pm: Worked Main Derrick, in first Picket Boat.

8.45pm: Closed B and C Doors.

9.0pm: Set Anchor Watch.

10.10pm: Liberty Men and Patrol returned.

10.15pm: Strong Squall of Wind and Rain from N [possibly E, off edge of page].

11.10pm: Second Picket Boat Banked Fires.

11.45pm: Ship Swung to Flood Tide.

[Course and Distance made good: Various as Required for Firing]

[Number on sick list: 9]


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15 August 1918

At Hampton Roads

Lat 37.00, Long -76.32

2.30am: Provision Boat Came alongside.

3.45am: Lit Fires in Steam Pinnace and Spread Fires in second Picket Boat.

6.35am: BW for x Worked Main Derrick out Sail Pinnace, Starboard Watch stowing 6 inch Guns in Batterys.

8.30am: Liberty Men returned on Board. (2) Carpenter Ratings rejoined ship.

9.0am: BW for x Told off Special Parties, remainder of Hands Working Main Derrick Hoisting in 6 inch Guns and as Requisite.

10.40am: Hoisted in (1) USA Motor Launch.

11.20am: Provision Boat came alongside.

Noon: Provision Boat left Ship.

1.30pm: Landed (3) Bags of Mails to Post Office.

1.55pm: BW for x Told off Special Parties, remainder of Hands employed preparing Ship for Sea and as Requisite.

5.4pm: Worked Main Derrick in Steam Pinnace.

5.45pm: In second Picket Boat and Shortened in Port Cable.

[Draught of Water: Forward 29’ 6”, Aft 29’ 9”]

6.50pm: Weighed Port Anchor and proceeded to Sea.

6.40m: Passed inner Boom Defence.

7.15pm: Passed outer Boom Defence and Closed up Gun’s Crews.

7.55pm: Cape Henry Abeam, Course S57E, 72 Revs.

8.30pm: Started zig zagging.

8.45pm: No 2 Buoy Abeam Distant 0.75 miles.

11.30pm: Exercised Sea Boats Crews.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1189 lbs, Vegetables 5250 lbs, Bread 1200 lbs]


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16 August 1918

At Sea

Lat 35.58, Long -72.47

2.30am, 7.30am and 10.30am: Exercised Sea Boats Crews.

5.30am: Commenced zig zagging.

9.0am: Commander’s Working Party employed Cleaning Ship and as Requisite.

11.0am: Zig zagging every 10 Minutes.

1.20pm: Altered course to S52E.

1.30pm: Altered zig zagging. Commander’s Working Party employed as Requisite.

3.40pm, 7.30pm and 10.50pm: Exercised Sea Boats Crews.

4.30pm: Commander’s Working Party employed as Requisite.

8.32pm: Stopped zig zagging and Darkened Ship.

Midnight: Light Variable Wind, Smooth Sea, Clear and Fine.

[Course and Distance made good: S64E, 190 Miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Gibs [Gibbs] Hill Bearing N60E, 14 Miles, S60E, 424 [miles]]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Weather mostly fine, north easterly wind force 3 for much of day, noon temperature 82F, sea temperature 83F]


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17 August 1918

At Sea

Lat 33.43, Long -67.52

5.40am: Commenced zig zagging.

6.30am and 11.30am: Exercised Sea Boats Crews.

7.0am: Commander’s Working Party employed Cleaning Ship and as Requisite.

8.45am: Commanders Working Party and second and third Sections Employed Cleaning Ship and as Requisite.

1.10pm: Altered course S47E.

2.15pm: Exercised Sea Boats Crews. Commander’s Working Party employed as Requisite.

4.0pm: Moderate to fresh Wind, Moderate Sea and fine Weather.

6.40pm: Altered course S44E.

7.0pm: All Clocks advanced 10 Minutes.

7.50pm and 11.30pm: Exercised Sea Boats Crews.

8.0pm: Reduced Speed to 63 Revs.

[Course and Distance made good: S62E, 277 Miles]

[True Bearing and Distance S57E, 146 Miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]


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18 August 1918

At Bermuda [actually going into harbour]

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83 [estimated]

1.45am: Exercised Sea Boats Crews.

2.0am: Commenced Sounding 200 fathoms no Bottom.

3.22am: Observed Gibbs Hill Light Bearing N49E Altered Course E by N. Stopped Sounding.

4.16am: Gibbs Hill Light Abeam Distant 6 miles, Altered course N50E.

4.20am: Sighted St Davids Light Bearing N38E.

5.45am: St Davids Light Abeam Distant 2.5 Miles.

5.50am: Altered course to steer for Fairway Buoy.

6.10am: No (1) Fairway Buoy Abeam.

7.30am: Entered Grassy Bay, Worked main Derrick, out Boats.

7.45am: Came to with Starboard anchor and veered to 2 Shackles.

8.50am: Shortened in Starboard Cable.

8.56am: Weighed Starboard anchor and proceeded to Dry Dock.

9.6am: Entered Camber.

9.18am: Entered Dry Dock.

9.40am: Finished with Main Engines.

[In Dry Dock]

9.50am: Hands Employed scrubbing Ships Bottom and as Requisite.

1.30pm: Hands employed as during Forenoon.

3.0pm: Gave Special leave to Starboard Watch untill [sic] 7.0am.

3.15pm: Landed liberty men.

4.30pm: Lent (3) Ratings to RN Canteen, (1) Private RMLI joined Ship from Detention.

5.45pm: Landed Patrol.

6.0pm: Exercised Fire Stations.

6.30pm: Canteen Party landed untill 10.0pm.

8.0pm: Posted Sentries.

10.0pm: Canteen Party returned on Board.

10.15pm: Patrol returned on Board.

11.0pm: Second Picket Boat Drew Fires.

11.30pm: First Picket Boat and Steam Pinnace Drew Fires.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 168 Miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 300 lbs, Bread 450 lbs]


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19 August 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[In Dry Dock]

am: Mr George William Charles Goss Gunner [signed] GWC Goss, Mr William Wilcox, Gunner [signed] W Wilcox, Mr John Joseph Cliffe, Acting Warrant Shipwright [signed] JJ Cliffe. Deliberate disobedience of orders in opening their scuttles, the ship being in dangerous waters.

am: Mr George John Matthews, Chief Artificer Engineer [signed] GJ Matthews. Was guilty of an unofficerlike act in opening his scuttle, the ship being in dangerous waters, when although the order may not have been given to him personally the order that the scuttles were to be closed must have been known to him.

6.50am: Hands Employed Cleaning Ship.

8.35am: Both Watches employed Scrapping Ships Bottom, and rigging Stages, and as Requisite.

11.0am: Dry Dock Flooding arrangements Correct.

11.15am: Discharged (4) Privates RMLI to Commissioners House.

1.30pm: BW for x Hands employed scrubbing Dock, and Painting Ships Bottom and as Requisite.

2.30pm: Second Part of Port Watch Paint Ship.

4.0pm: Gave Special leave to Port Watch untill [sic] 7.0am.

4.45pm: Landed liberty Men and Patrol.

6.0pm: (2) Privates RMLI joined Ship from RN Barracks.

6.30pm: Canteen Party landed.

10.0pm: Canteen Party returned on Board.

10.15pm: Patrol returned on Board.

10.30pm: Steam Pinnace Steam all night.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Vegetables 1400 lbs, Bread 450 lbs]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 85F]


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20 August 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[In Dry Dock]

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

6.50am: BW for x Opened B and C Doors and Cleaned Ship.

9.15am: BW for x Told off Special Parties, Furled Quarter Deck Awning, Gunners Party prepairing [preparing] 6 inch Guns for Shifting. Remainder of Hands employed as Requisite.

1.40pm: BW for x Told off Special Parties, Gunners Party Dismounting 6 inch Guns. Remainder of Hands employed as during Forenoon and as Requisite.

4.0pm: Gave Special leave to Starboard Watch untill 7.0am.

4.30pm: Landed liberty Men and Patrol. One Prisoner rejoined Ship from Detention Barracks.

6.0pm: (2) Marines joined Ship from RN Barracks.

6.30pm: Canteen Party landed.

7.0pm: Drew Fires in First Picket Boat.

8.10pm: Second Picket Boat Drew Fires.

8.40pm: Closed B and C Doors.

10.0pm: Canteen Party returned on Board.

10.15pm: Patrol returned on Board.

11.30pm: Steam Pinnace Drew Fires.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 330 lbs, Bread 400 lbs]

[Rain almost all day, north easterly then south easterly wind, force 4 to 6 from 8am]


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21 August 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[In Dry Dock]

6.50am: BW for x Told off Special Parties, Gunners Party Changing 6 inch Guns. Remainder of Hands Employed cleaning Ship. Opened B and C Doors and as Requisite.

9.0am: BW for x Told off Special Parties, Gunners Party Dismounting and Changing 6 inch Guns, remainder of Hands employed as Requisite.

1.40pm: BW for x Told off Special Parties, Remainder of Hands Employed as During Forenoon, and as Requisite.

4.0pm: Gave Special leave to Port Watch untill 7.0am. 4.30pm: Landed liberty men and Patrol.

6.30pm: Canteen Party landed.

6.50pm: USS Cole S Drake [?], left Camber and anchored in Grassy Bay.

7.40pm: SS Caraquet left Harbour.

8.0pm: Posted Sentries about Dry Dock.

10.0pm: Canteen Party returned on Board. 10.10pm: Patrol returned on Board.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 330 lbs]


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22 August 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[In Dry Dock]

6.30am: USS Cole S Drake left Grassy Bay and Proceeded to Sea.

6.50am: BW for x Hands employed Painting Ships Bottom, and Shifting 6 inch Guns.

7.0am: Liberty Men returned.

8.0am: Water Boat came alongside. Hands Employed as During Morning Watch, and as Requisite. Hands Employed as During Morning Watch, and as Requisite.

10.45am: Water Boat left Ship.

1.0pm: Starboard Watch and Starboard Watch of Boys Make and Mend Clothes. Gave Special leave to Starboard Watch untill 7.0am and Starboard Watch of Boys untill 7.0pm.

1.30pm: Landed liberty Men and Boys and Patrol.

1.40pm: Port Watch Spread Quarter Deck Awning, then employed Painting Ships Bottom and Dismounting 6 inch Guns and as Requisite.

4.0pm: (1) AB rejoined Ship from RN Hospital.

4.50pm: Patrol landed.

5.0pm: Exercised Fire Stations, Gunners Party Employed Dismounting 6 inch Guns.

6.30pm: Canteen Party landed.

7.50pm: Discharged (1) Bugler to RN Hospital.

8.0pm: Posted Dockyard Sentries.

10.0pm: Canteen Party returned on Board.

10.10pm: Patrol returned on Board.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 330 lbs, Vegetables 300 lbs, Bread 396 lbs]


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23 August 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

[In Dry Dock]

6.50am: BW for x Told off Special Parties, Gun Dismounting Party carrying on. Remainder of Hands Employed cleaning Ship and as Requisite.

10.0am: (1) Private RMLI Discharged to RN Hospital.

1.0pm: Port Watch and Port Watch of Boys Make and Mend Clothes. Gave Special leave to Port watch untill 7.0am and Port Watch of Boys untill 7.0pm.

1.30pm: Landed liberty Men and Boys.

1.40pm: Starboard Watch for x Employed Dismounting 6 inch Guns and as Requisite.

4.0pm: Commenced to Flood Dry Dock.

4.30pm: Landed liberty Men and Patrol.

5.20pm: Stopped Flooding Dock. Draught 19ft 0in.

6.30pm: Canteen Party landed.

8.0pm: Posted Dockyard Sentries.

8.40pm: Closed B and C Doors.

10.0pm: Canteen Party returned on Board.

10.15pm: Patrol returned on Board.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 330 lbs, Bread 890 lbs]


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24 August 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

6.50am: BW for x Read Warrant No (13). Told off Special Parties, Gun Dismounting Party carrying on. Remainder of Hands Employed Cleaning Ship and as Requisite.

7.30am: Discharged (1) Prisoner to Detention Barracks St Georges.

10.20am: Furled Quarter Deck Awning.

10.30am: Ship Floated off chocks.

11.0am: Worked Ship out of Dry Dock and Proceeded to North Camber, North Breakwater, assisted by Tugs Sea Rover and Creole.

11.55am: Moored Ship in Berth.

1.0pm: Gave Special leave to Starboard Watch untill 7.0am and Starboard Watch of Boys untill 7.0pm.

1.30pm: Landed liberty men and Boys.

1.45pm: Port Watch for x, Spread Quarter Deck Awnings. Second Part then employed Dismounting 6 inch Guns, First Part employed Cleaning Ship and as Requisite.

2.30pm: SS Charybdis arrived and Proceeded to Hamilton.

4.30pm: Dismounting Party carried on and Landed liberty Men and Patrol.

8.40pm: Closed B and C Doors, and darkened Ship.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 380 lbs]


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25 August 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

5.45am: BW for x, Opened B and C Doors, Second Part of Port Watch to Breakfast, Remainder of Hands Employed Cleaning Ship.

6.50am: Second Part of Port Watch employed Dismounting 6 inch Guns.

8.35am: Landed Roman Catholics (24) Men.

9.15am: Landed Wesleyans (26) Men.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.10am: Landed C of E and attended Dockyard Church.

11.30am: Church Parties returned on Board.

1.0pm: Gave Special leave to Port Watch untill 7.0am and Port Watch of Boys untill 7.0pm.

1.30pm: Landed liberty Men and Boys.

1.40pm: USS Juan De Austria [Don Juan de Austria] and Part Convoy arrived and anchored in Grassy Bay. First Part of Starboard Watch employed Dismounting 6 inch Guns.

4.30pm: Landed liberty Men and Patrol.

5.0pm: (1) CPO [Chief Petty Officer] and (2) Stoker ratings joined Ship.

5.5pm: USS Juan De Austria proceeded to Sea.

6.30pm: Canteen Party landed.

8.15pm: Sea Patrol Returned.

10.0pm: Canteen Party returned on Board.

10.15pm: Patrol returned on Board.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 380 lbs, Vegetables 400 lbs, Bread 900 lbs]


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26 August 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

5.35am: Port Watch and Second Part of Starboard Watch for x, Second Part of Starboard Watch Employed getting up Empty Ammunition Cases, Port Watch Employed, Opened B and C Doors and Cleaned Ship.

6.50am: First Part of Starboard Employed about 6 inch Guns.

7.45am: Ammunition Lighter came alongside.

8.50am: BW for x Told off Special Parties, Remainder of Starboard Watch Employed Dismounting 6 inch Guns, and getting out Empty Ammunition Cases. Port Watch Working Main Derrick, Transporting and Stowing 6 inch Guns.

1.40pm: BW for x, Told off Special Parties, Gun Dismounting Party carrying on. (30) Hand [sic] landed with CPOV [Victualler] Drawing Stores, Remainder of Hands Working Fore and Main Derricks, and as Requisite.

4.0pm: Port Watch employed about 6 inch Guns, Gave Special leave to Starboard Watch untill 7.0am.

4.30pm: Landed liberty Men and Patrol, Second Part of Starboard Watch Disembarking Ammunitions.

4.40pm: Provision Party returned.

5.0pm: Provision Party employed about ammunition.

6.30pm: Ammunition lighter left Ship, and Canteen Party landed.

7.40pm: Band landed for Admirals House.

8.40pm: Closed B and C Doors, and Darkened Ship Starboard Side.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 690 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 450 lbs]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 83F]


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27 August 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

4.0am: Lit Fires in all Steam Boats.

5.50am: Hands to Breakfast and Clean.

6.40am: BW for x, Told off Special Parties, Gun Dismounting Party carrying on, Remainder of Hands Working Main Derrick and as Requisite.

7.0am: Liberty men returned on Board.

8.50am: BW for x, Told off Special Parties, Gun Dismounting Party carrying on. Remainder of Hands employed as as [sic] During Morning Watch, and as Requisite.

9.40am: USS Alert and HMS Dredge [presumably Tug Drudge] entered Dry Dock.

1.35pm: BW for x, Told off Special Parties, Provisioning Party and Gun Dismounting Party carrying on, remainder of Hands employed as Requisite.

2.0pm: Provision lighter left Ship.

3.0pm: US Juan De Austria [sic] arrived and anchored in Grassy Bay.

4.5pm: Second Part of Starboard [Watch] employed Dismounting 6 inch Guns, Gave Special leave to Port Watch untill 7.0am.

4.30pm: Landed liberty Men and Patrol. 5.0pm: First Part of Starboard Watch employed as Requisite.

6.30pm: Canteen Party landed.

8.40pm: Closed B and C Doors and Darkened Ship Starboard Side.

10.0pm: Canteen Party returned on Board.

10.15pm: Patrol returned on Board.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Bread 400 lbs]


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28 August 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

1.0am: First Picket Boat Banked Fires.

4.0am: Lit Fires in Second Picket Boat.

6.50am: BW for x, Told off Special Parties, Remainder of Starboard Watch employed about 6 inch Guns. Port Watch Transporting Cordite to Keep Yard.

10.0am: Discharged (1) Seaman Rating to RN Hospital.

11.55am: Cordite Party returned on Board.

1.40pm: Second Part of Starboard Watch Worked Main Derrick, Remainder of Both Watches for x, employed as During Forenoon and as Requisite.

3.30pm: Ammunition lighter left Ship.

4.0pm: Second Part of Port Watch employed about 6 inch Guns. Gave Special leave to Starboard Watch until 7.0am.

8.30pm: Closed B and C Doors and Darkened Ship Starboard Side.

11.0pm: Steam Pinnace Drew Fires.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 330 lbs, Vegetables 2200 lbs, Bread 300 lbs]


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29 August 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

5.35am: BW for x Opened B and C Doors and Cleaned Ship, Second Part of Port Watch to Breakfast and clean in a refitting Rig.

6.50am: Second Part of Port Watch employed about 6 inch Guns.

9.30am: US Juan De Austria, and 2 Tugs Proceeded to Sea.

11.30am: Dinner.

0.45pm: BW for x Port Watch employed about 6 inch Guns, Remainder of Hands Furled Quarter Deck awning and prepairing [sic] to Shift Berths.

2.20pm: Slipped from North Camber and proceeded to Coaling Jetty South Camber.

3.20pm: Moored Ship alongside Coaling Jetty.

4.0pm: Hands employed prepairing Ship for Coaling.

4.45pm: (4) Ratings joined Ship from Yacht Eileen.

5.0pm: Gave Special leave to Port Watch untill 10.0pm.

5.15pm: Landed Liberty Men and Patrol. Starboard Watch Worked Main Derrick in Steam Pinnace.

6.30pm: Canteen Party landed.

8.20pm: Seaman Patrol returned.

8.40pm :Closed B and C Doors and Darkened Ship Starboard side.

10.0pm: Liberty men and Canteen Party returned.

10.30pm: Patrols returned on Board.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 300 lbs, Bread 450 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1076 tons, Oil 398 tons]


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30 August 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

5.0am: Hands employed Coaling Ship.

7.20am: Water Tank came alongside.

8.0am: Breakfast. 8.25am: Hands Employed coaling Ship.

10.0am: Sent (3) Bags of Mails to HMS Donegal.

11.30am: Dinner. Noon: Hands Employed Coaling Ship.

1.30pm: Finished Coaling 620 Tons.

1.40pm: Hands employed Cleaning Ship.

3.15pm: Water Tank came alongside.

3.50pm: Shifted Berth.

4.20pm: (1) Rating joined Ship from RN Barracks.

4.30pm: Gave Special leave to Starboard Watch untill [sic] 7.0am.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 660 lbs, Vegetables 2100 lbs, Bread 450 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1676 tons, Oil 398 tons]


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31 August 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83 [estimated]

Draught of Water: Forward 29’ 5”, Aft 29’ 6”.

6.50am: Dismounting Party carrying on with 6 inch Guns.

8.16am: Hands employed cleaning Ship and prepairing [sic] to Shift Berths.

8.45am: Closed B and C Doors.

8.50am: (3) Ratings Passed through Ship for RN Hospital.

9.10am: Ship left Camber and Proceeded to Grassy Bay.

9.35am: Came to with Port anchor in A Berth, 7.5 fathoms of Water, Veered to 5 Shackles.

9.40am: Lieutenant Ord and Lieutenant Rose left Ship.

11.0am: Sent (4) Bags of Mails to SS Charybdis AS [Admiral Superintendant] Office.

0.25pm: SS Charybdis weighed anchor and Proceeded outwards.

1.30pm: BW for x Told off Special Parties. Remainder of Hands Worked Main Derrick, Stowing 6 inch Guns and as Requisite.

5.0pm: Starboard Watch employed Securing 6 inch Guns and as Requisite. Gave Special leave to Port Watch until 7.0am.

5.20pm: Landed liberty Men and Patrol.

5.55pm: US Destroyer Barry arrived and anchored in Grassy Bay.

8.0pm: Night Defence Guns Crews Mustered Correct.

8.40pm: Darkened Ship and Closed B and C Doors.

10.20pm: Liberty Men and Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 300 lbs, Vegetables 4500 lbs, Bread 450 lbs]


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LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1918


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[Left hand side of cover of Log for September 1918, approved by HL Stewart, Captain]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed by Navigating Officer, as before]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 September 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

4.0am: Lit Fires in Second Picket Boat.

5.45am: BW for x Port Watch cleaned Ship, Starboard Watch Worked Main Derrick, out Steam Pinnace.

9.10am: Divisions and Read Prayers, Water Tank came alongside.

9.30am: BW for x [Both Watches for exercise], Told off Special Parties. Remainder of Hands Working Fore Derrick in Boats and Prepairing [sic] Ship for Sea.

11.30am: Water Tank left Ship.

1.0pm: Gave Special leave to Starboard Watch untill 9.0pm.

1.15pm: Liberty men landed. 2 Letters arrived on Board, addressed The Secretary Admiralty Whitehall, and 62 Cruiser Squadron Senior NSO [probably Naval Stores Officer].

3.25pm: (1) Prisoner from East Yorkshire Regiment and (1) Private from NE Regiment arrived on Board for Passage.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters.

4.20pm: (12) Soldiers, (1) Dockyardman, and 2 Military Prisoners joined Ship.

4.30pm: Landed liberty Men and Patrol and Discharged (24) Canadians Ratings to HMS Donegal.

5.50pm: (1) Drummer and (1) SBA [Sick Berth Attendant] joined Ship from RN Hospital.

6.30pm: Port Watch Worked Main Derrick.

8.20pm: Hoisted in Galley.

8.50pm: Closed B and C Doors and Darkened Ship.

9.0pm: Received (4) Bags of Mails from HMS Donegal.

9.20pm: Liberty Men and Patrol returned on Board.

11.25pm: Second Picket Boat Steam all Night.

11.30pm: Steam Pinnace Drew Fires.

11.50pm: First Picket Boat Banked Fires.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 330 lbs, Bread 900 lbs]


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2 September 1918

From Bermuda, at Sea

Lat 32.38, Long -64.45

[Draught of Water: Forward 29’ 3”, Aft 29’ 9”]

4.0am: Spread Fires in First and Second Picket Boats.

5.35am: BW for x Starboard Watch Worked Main Derrick, in Steam Pinnace and Motor Launch, and Port Watch Cleaned Ship.

7.10am: First Part of Port Watch Mustered on Forecastle. Shortened in Cable.

7.30am: Weighed anchor and Proceeded to Murrays Anchorage.

8.40am: Came to with Starboard anchor in 8 fathoms and veered to 3 shackles.

[There are obviously some entries missing from the log here as the ship is under weigh by 10am, steering S55E, then East from 11.0am]

2.20pm: Exercised Sea Boats Crews.

3.40pm: Ceased Zig Zagging.

4.0pm: Considerable Swell from E and SE.

7.30pm: Exercised Sea Boats Crews.

10.0pm: Exercised Sea Boats Crews.

Midnight: Easterly Swell.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 23 Miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: 2880 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Weather fine, light easterly winds, noon temperature 84F, sea temperature 86F]


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3 September 1918

From Bermuda, at Sea

Lat 33.28, Long -60.03

2.0am: Exercised Sea Boats Crews.

4.0am: Light Fresh Wind, Clear and fine.

6.0am: Exercised Sea Boats Crews. Commanders Working Party Cleaning Ship and as Requisite.

8.0am: Commanders Working Party Employed cleaning Ship and as Requisite.

10.40am: Exercised Sea Boats Crews.

Noon: Moderate Easterly Swell.

0.30pm: Altered course S86E. Commanders Working Party employed cleaning Ship and as Requisite.

3.30pm, 7.0pm and 10.15pm: Exercised Sea Boats Crews.

Midnight: Brisk Wind, and Moderate Sea, East and North Easterly Swell.

[Course and Distance made good: N76.5E, 230 Miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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4 September 1918

From Bermuda, at Sea

Lat 34.05, Long -55.13

0.30am: Eased down to 56 Revs for Port Engine, 59 Revs Starboard Engine, owing to Boiler Priming.

2.0am, 6.40am and 11.45am: Exercised Sea Boats Crews.

8.0am: Considerable Confused Swell from SW and Eastward.

8.40am: Commanders Working Party Employed Cleaning Ship and as Requisite.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters, and Read Warrant No (15).

6.20pm: Reduced to 56 Revs for Engineers purposes.

6.35pm: Increased to 60 Revs.

6.46pm: Increased to 63 Revolutions.

[Course and Distance made good: N78E, 254 Miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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5 September 1918

From Bermuda, at Sea

Lat 34.92, Long -50.13

3.30am: Clocks put Forward 9 Minutes.

1.6pm: Altered course S76E. 1.20pm: Eased to 60 Revs.

6.30am and 8.40am: Commanders Working Party Employed Cleaning Ship and as Requisite.

4.0pm: Strong Wind and rough sea, Heavy North Easterly Swell.

6.15pm: Exercised Sea Boats Crews. Commanders Working Party employed Closing Down Hatches and as Requisite.

11.30pm: Clocks put Forward 9 Minutes.

Midnight: Altered course S68East.

[Course and Distance made good: N78E, 264 miles]

[Northerly wind force 5-6 or 6 in pm, sea state rough, rain at midnight. Noon temperature 78F, sea temperature 74F]


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6 September 1918

From Bermuda, at Sea

Lat 35.43, Long -46.68

3.10am: Carried away and Lost overboard Starboard Walk Canopy. Carried away and lost Second Cutter by Heavy Sea and Damaged Launch and Fourth Cutter, Second Cutter equipped as Sea Boat.

3.16am: Altered course ENE, reduced speed to 35 Revs. Lost overboard (1) Carly Float. Lost with Second Cutter, (1) Boats Quarter Box Complete.

5.0am: Hands employed Securing Boats and as Requisite. Smashed and Washed Overboard by Heavy Sea (1) Search Light Mirror.

7.0am: Wind veered to Eastward, NE by N.

7.35am: Altered course to E by N. 7.55am: Altered course to East.

8.0am: Altered course to E by S.

8.5 am: Altered course to S by E.

9.58am: Increased to 55 Revs.

10.45am: Decreased to 50 Revs.

Noon: Strong North Easterly Gale and High Sea, Ship labouring and shipping large quantities of Water.

1.0pm: Hard Rain, and Squalls at Times, ship shipping heavy seas occasionally Foreward [Forward]. Commander’s Working Party employed as Requisite.

6.0pm: Reduced to 45 Revs.

9.0pm: Wind veered to SE.

[Course and Distance made good: N80East 180 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: 1942 Miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Northerly then north easterly, then south easterly wind force 8 or 9 all day, sea state high or very high for most of day, rain all pm]


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7 September 1918

From Bermuda, at Sea

Lat 35.17, Long -44.87

1.0am: Strong South Easterly Gale, Frequent very heavy Squalls, with heavy Rain, Ship labouring heavily and Shipping Quantities of Water Forward, Luffing during Squalls.

4.25am: Wind and Sea Moderating, Increased to 50 Revs.

5.0am: Increased to 60 Revs.

8.0am: Moderate South Easterly Gale, Rough Sea, Ship Labouring and shipping quantities of Water.

9.0am: Tested Life Buoys Correct.

11.55am: Increased to 62 Revs.

7.0pm: Darkened Ship.

11.30pm: Exercised Sea Boats Crews. All Clocks advanced 10 Minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: S86E, 128 Miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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8 September 1918

From Bermuda, at Sea

Lat 35.20, Long -39.93

3.30am: All clocks to be advanced 10 Minutes.

4.0am: Strong Wind and Rough Sea. Fine and Clear.

9.45am: Divisions and Read Prayers.

Noon: Streamed and Set Patent Log.

2.45pm: Sighted Schooner Bearing E by N Steering to Northward.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters.

7.0pm: Exercised Sea Boats Crews and Darkened Ship.

11.30am: All clocks advanced 14 Minutes.

Midnight: Light Winds and Clear Weather.

[Course and Distance made good: E 256 Miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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9 September 1918

From Bermuda, at Sea

Lat 35.33, Long -34.68 [Long DR and Observed are different by 1 degree in log]

[Sea Boats Crews exercised 6 times per day]

3.30am: All clocks advanced 14 Minutes.

9.0am: Divisions and Read Prayers.

9.15am: Hands at Physical Drill.

9.30am: Commanders Working Party employed as Requisite.

Noon: Re set Log.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters, Hands to Physical Drill.

8.0pm: Light Easterly Wind, Smooth Water, fine and Clear weather.

11.30pm: All Clocks advanced 12 Minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: N89.5E, 274 Miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: 1264 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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10 September 1918

From Bermuda, at Sea

Lat 35.37, Long -29.12

3.30am: All Clocks advanced 13 Minutes.

7.50am: Commenced zig zagging, 10 degrees each Way.

9.15am: Hands to Physical Drill.

Noon: Zig zagging 10 degrees either side of Course every 10 minutes throughout Watch.

0.30pm: Altered zig zagging to 20 degrees either Side of Course.

3.10pm:Altered zig zag.

4.15pm: Hands to Physical Drill.

7.0pm: Darkened Ship.

8.0pm: Stopped zig zagging.

11.30pm: All clocks advanced 13 Minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: E 275 Miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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11 September 1918

From Bermuda, at Sea

Lat 35.38, Long -23.78

3.30am: Exercised Sea Boats Crews. All Clocks advanced 12 Minutes.

5.0am: Started zig zagging.

11.0am: Started new zig zagging, throughout Watch.

Noon: Light Air, and Calm, Smooth, and FCW [Fine, Clear Weather].

1.0pm: Reduced to 62 Revs.

7.0pm: Darkened Ship.

9.0pm: Stopped zig zagging.

11.30pm: All Clocks advanced 12 Minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: E 265 Miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Noon temperature 78F, sea temperature 77F]


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12 September 1918

From Bermuda, at Sea

Lat 35.32, Long -18.77

3.30am: Exercised Sea Boats Crews. All Clocks advanced 12 Minutes.

5.0am: Started zig zagging.

6.0am: Commanders Working Party employed Cleaning Ship.

8.0am: Light Wind, Smooth and LCW [Light Clear Weather?].

9.0am: Divisions and Read Prayers.

9.10am: Altered Mean Course to SE by S.

9.15am: Hands to Physical Drill.

10.10am: Sighted (4) Merchant Ships Distant 31000 yards Bearing with Compass (1) Steering East approximately.

Noon: Re Set Log.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters.

4.15pm: Hands to Physical Drill.

6.0pm: Altered course E by N.

8.35pm: Reduced to 62 Revs.

10.0pm: Stopped zig zagging Course S25E.

11.30pm: All Clocks advanced 12 Minutes.

Midnight: Altered course to N65E.

[Course and Distance made good: S88E, 255 Miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: 460 Miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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13 September 1918

From Bermuda, at Sea

Lat 34.97, Long -14.65

3.30am: All Clocks advanced 12 Minutes. Exercised Sea Boats Crews.

5.0am: Commenced zig zagging.

9.0am: Commanders Working Party Employed as Requisite, and Hauled in Cherup [Cherub] Log.

Noon: Zig zagging throughout Watch.

3.0pm and 5.0pm: Zig zagging, throughout Watch.

6.30pm: Darkened Ship.

10.30pm: Reduced Speed to 50 Revs.

10.50pm: Stopped zig zagging Course S10E.

11.0pm: All Clocks advanced 26 Minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: S84E, 212 Miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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14 September 1918

From Bermuda, at Sea

Lat 34.78, Long -10.92

5.40am: Sighted Schooner Bearing S30E Steering to NW.

9.16am: Increased to 75 Revs.

Noon: Altered course to Make S80E Mean.

4.0pm: Sighted Destroyer Escort Bearing N10E.

4.30pm: Altered course N83E.

5.20pm: Commenced zig zagging, Escort Lyra and Hector [?] Keeping Station 5 points on either Beam.

8.0pm: Stopped zig zagging.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 194 Miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: of Rendezvous N88E, 45 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[North easterly wind force 3 for most of day, weather fine, noon temperature 74F, sea temperature 72F]


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15 September 1918

From Bermuda, at Sea [actually entering Gibraltar]

Lat 36.11, Long -5.40 [estimated]

6.0am: Commenced zig zagging.

7.50am: Sighted 5 Steam Vessels ahead Steering East.

7.55am: Sighted Land Bearing S75E.

9.20am: Sighted land Bearing N65E.

10.0am: Altered course to S74E Mean.

10.7am: Cape Spartel Light House bearing S21W.

10.37am: Tarifa Point N73E.

11.10am: Observed Europa Point Bearing N78E. Hauled in Patent Log.

0.50pm: Entered Harbour.

1.15pm: Moored Ship Head and Stern to No 6 Buoy. Finished with Main Engines and let Fires die out.

2.30pm: Received 34 Bags of Mails.

2.50pm: Water Tank came alongside.

3.30pm: Collier Albert W Selmery [possibly Albr W Selmer, as mentioned in several other ship logs - see also next day] came alongside.

4.40pm: BW for x employed prepairing [sic] Ship for Coaling.

5.10pm: Discharged (43) Ratings to HMS Comorant [Cormorant].

8.45pm: Closed B and C Doors.

10.0pm: First Picket Boat Drew Fires.

11.10pm: Second Picket Boat Banked Fires.

11.30pm: Clocks put Forward 1 Hour.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 295 Miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 380 tons, Oil 332 tons [382 tons on previous pages]]


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16 September 1918

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

[No 6 Buoy]

4.0am: Lit Fires in First Picket Boat and Spread Fires in Second Picket Boat.

5.30am: Hands employed Coaling Ship.

7.15am: Provisions Came alongside.

8.0am: Breakfast.

8.25am: Resumed Coaling.

10.0am: Landed North and South Atlantic Chart Sets to Chart Depot.

Noon: Dinner.

0.25pm: Resumed Coaling.

0.30pm: Water Tank came alongside.

2.0pm: Surgeon Southam joined Ship.

2.15pm: Completed Coaling (800) Tons. Hands employed cleaning Ship.

2.30pm: Oil Tank came alongside.

5.30pm: Gave special leave to Port Watch untill [until] 7.0am.

5.45pm: Landed liberty Men and Patrol and 5 bags of Mails.

6.40pm: Collier AW Selmen [or Selmer] left Ship.

6.55pm: Oil Tank left Ship.

8.40pm: Closed B and C Doors.

10.15pm: Liberty Men returned.

10.20pm: First Picket Boat Drew Fires.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 340 lbs, Vegetables 3050 lbs, Bread 500 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1113 tons, Oil 332 tons]


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17 September 1918

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

[No 6 Buoy]

0.35am: Patrol returned on Board.

1.15am: Second Picket Boat Drew Fires.

4.0am: Lit Fires in First Picket Boat.

5.30am: Opened B and C Doors, Hands employed Cleaning Ship.

7.10am: Liberty Men returned on Board.

7.20am: Starboard Watch Transporting Guns for Discharge.

8.5am: Lighter for 6 inch Guns came alongside.

8.50am: BW for x Told off Special Parties, Remainder of Hands Working Main Derrick, Hoisting out 6 inch Guns.

10.30am: Discharged (4) Ratings to RN Hospital.

0.10pm: Hospital Party returned on Board.

1.55pm: BW for x Told off Special Parties, Remainder of Hands employed as During Forenoon out 6 inch Guns.

2.30pm: Received (3) Bags of Mails from SNO [Senior Naval Officer] for Transmission.

5.15pm: Port Watch employed getting out 6 inch Guns. Gave Special leave to Starboard Watch untill 7.0am.

5.30pm: Landed liberty Men and Patrol.

6.30pm: Finished Discharging Guns. 6.40pm: Gun lighter left Ship.

8.15pm: Turrets Crews getting up 12 inch Projectiles.

8.40pm: Closed B and C Doors.

10.10pm: Liberty Men returned on Board.

11.0pm: First Picket Boat Drew Fires.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 340 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 500 lbs]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 75F]


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18 September 1918

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

[No 6 Buoy]

0.30am: Patrol returned on Board.

5.35am: BW for x, Told off Special Parties, Opened B and C Doors, Remainder of Hands prepairing [sic] and getting up Ammunition ready for Discharging.

7.40am: Ammunition Lighters came alongside.

8.55am: BW for x, Told off Special Parties, Remainder of Hands employed Disembarking Ammunition.

11.0am: Water Tank came alongside.

Noon: Received one Cutter and Carly Float.

1.20pm: Water Tank left Ship.

2.0pm: Gave Special leave to Boys untill 6.0pm.

5.0pm: Gave Special leave to Port Watch untill 7.0am.

6.0pm: Landed Liberty Men and Patrol.

6.15pm: Liberty Boys returned on Board.

7.10pm: Finished Discharging Ammunition.

8.40pm: Closed B and C Doors.

9.0pm: (1) Officer joined Ship.

10.0pm: Liberty Men returned on Board.

10.15pm: Second Picket Boat Drew Fires.

11.0pm: Section of Patrol returned on Board.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 300 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 400 lbs]


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19 September 1918

At Gibraltar [and at Sea]

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

[No 6 Buoy]

[Draught of Water: Forward 28’ 6”, Aft 28’ 7”]

0.10am: Second Section of Patrol returned on Board and Second Picket Boat Drew Fires.

4.0am: Lit Fires in First Picket Boat and Second Picket Boat.

6.45am: Provision lighter came alongside.

7.0am: Starboard Watch Worked Main Derrick, replaced Launch and Motor Launch. Tested Life Buoys Correct.

9.10am: Divisions and Read Prayers.

9.20am: BW for x Told off Special Parties. Remainder of Hands employed, prepairing Ship for Sea, and as Requisite.

Noon: Let go Fore and Aft and Proceeded to Sea.

0.15pm: Cleared Harbour, Helm and Speed to Captains Orders. 0.18pm: Stop.

0.35pm: Ring Down Revs 75.

1.0pm: Commenced zig zagging, Escorted by (2) Japanese Destroyers.

2.10pm: Sea Planes arrived and commenced to zig zag ahead.

2.25pm: Sea Plane returned.

4.30pm: Put clocks back 30 minutes.

5.0pm: Sighted Convoy 12 Ships, Steering West.

6.30pm: Put Clocks back 30 minutes.

7.20pm: Reduced to 66 Revs for Engineers Purposes.

9.10pm: Altered course East.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 640 lbs, Vegetables 1200 lbs, Bread 800 lbs]


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20 September 1918

From Gibraltar, at Sea

Lat 36.48, Long -0.43

3.10am: Sighted Habibas Light Bearing SE.

4.0am: Cape Falcon Light Bearing S45E.

4.50am: Cape Falcon Light Abeam Bearing South.

6.30am: Cape Ferrat Bearing South East.

6.40am: (2) Aeroplanes passed overhead, Steering East. 6.45am: Increased to 70 Revs.

8.0am: Cape Ferrat Abeam Bearing South.

9.15am: Commanders Working Party - Employed as Requisite.

10.0am: Altered course N72E. 10.0am to 10.30am: (2) Aeroplanes Scouting Ahead.

3.0pm: Cape Tenez Bearing S18E, Altered course S89E, zig zag every 10 Minutes.

6.38pm: Shershill [Cherchell] Light Abeam Bearing S1W. Darkened Ship, Closed B and C Doors.

6.40pm: Reduced to 65 Revs.

7.45pm: Sighted Cape Caxine Light Bearing S6W [possibly - off edge of page].

10.0pm: Cape Caxine Light Abeam Bearing S1W.

Midnight: Altered course S79E.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 293 Miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Tenez 87 degrees (42 Miles)]

[Fine weather, light winds, noon temperature 84F, sea temperature 78F]


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21 September 1918

From Gibraltar, at Sea

Lat 37.23, Long 6.17

2.2am: Cape Bengut Abeam Bearing S11W.

3.30am: Cape Corbelin Light Bearing S55E. Exercised Sea Boats Crews.

4.15am: Corbelin Light Abeam and Sighted.

7.0am: Altered course to S84E. French Mine Layer arrived and commenced to Zig zag ahead.

8.40am: Increased to 70 Revs.

11.30am: (2) Aeroplanes Passed overhead Steering SW.

0.30pm: Cape Bougaroni [Bougaroun] Light Bearing S39E.

1.10pm: Cape Bougaroni Light Abeam Bearing S6W.

2.0pm: Altered course N86E. Exercised Sea Boats Crews.

3.55pm: Cape De Fer Ras el Hadid Light Bearing S4E.

5.35pm: French Mine Layer Left and Proceeded under Instructions.

7.0pm: Reduced to 65 Revs.

8.0pm: Altered course N79E and Exercised Sea-Boats Crews.

8.50pm: Passed French Sloop of War.

10.30pm: Passed Convoy and 4 Vessels.

11.0pm: Altered course N79E. Exercised Sea Boats Crews.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 280 Miles]


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22 September 1918

From Gibraltar, at Sea

Lat 37.38, Long 11.13

2.0am: Altered course S65E.

4.25am: Increased to 70 Revs.

6.0am: Altered course S16E.

6.30am: Exercised Sea Boats Crews, Zig zagging every 10 minutes. Commander’s Working Party employed Cleaning Ship.

8.35am: Altered course to S66E. 8.50am: Altered course to East. 9.20am: Altered course S59E.

9.38am: Zembra Island Bearing S14E.

10.35am: Sighted Dirigible on Port Quarter.

11.5am: Passed Floating Mine, Same destroyed by Momo [possibly Japanese Torpedo Boat of this name, as mentioned here]. Exchanged Signals with French Dirigible RF8. Altered course to S80E.

11.40am: Cape Bon Abeam.

0.20pm: Altered course to S30E.

1.0pm: French Dirigible RF8 Left.

2.30pm: Altered course to S8W. 2.35am: Pantellaria [Pantelleria] Bearing S37E.

4.30pm: Pantellaria Island Bearing East, Altered course S30E.

6.0pm: Zig zagging every 10 minutes.

6.50pm: Darkened Ship.

9.30pm: Altered course to S50E. 9.55am: Sighted Linosa Island Bearing S67E.

10.10pm: Sighted Lampedusa Light Bearing S2E.

11.30pm: Lampedusa Light Abeam.

11.45pm: Linosa Light Bearing N1E.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 270 Miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: 200 Miles]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 86F, sea temperature 80F]


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23 September 1918

At Malta [arriving from Gibraltar]

Lat 35.89, Long 14.52 [estimated]

1.0am: Altered course N80E.

3.0am: Advanced Clocks 30 minutes.

5.0am: Advanced Clocks 30 minutes.

5.30am: Sighted Malta Island.

6.0am: Commander’s Working Party Employed Cleaning Ship.

7.30am: Seaplane passed Overhead.

8.45am: Entered Swept Channel.

10.0am: Cleared Swept Channel. 10.5am: Entered Valetta [Valletta] Harbour and reduced to 60 Revs. 10.7am: Reduced to 50 Revs. 10.9am: Full Speed Astern. 10.11am: Collided with Japanese Destroyer Rashai [probably Kashi] and damaged Starboard Quarter.

10.40am: Moored to No 4 Buoy, French Creek.

2.10pm: BW for x Spread Quarter Deck Awning, Told off Special Parties, Remainder of Hands Employed as Requisite.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters.

5.30pm: Gave Special leave to Starboard Watch untill [sic] 7.0am. 5.45pm: Landed liberty Men.

6.10pm: Hoisted First and Second Cutters.

8.40pm: Closed B and C Doors.

10.15pm: Second Picket Boat Drew Fires.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 226 Miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 310 lbs, Vegetables 500lbs, Bread 400 lbs]


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24 September 1918

At Malta

Lat 35.89, Long 14.52

[No 4 Buoy]

5.25am: BW for x Told off Special Parties. Remainder of Hands employed cleaning Ship, Blacking down aloft and as Requisite.

7.0am: Liberty Men returned on Board.

9.5am: BW for x Told off Special Parties, Remainder of Hands employed as for Morning Watch, and as Requisite.

1.40pm: BW for x Told off Special Parties, Remainder of Hands employed as during Forenoon, and as Requisite.

3.30pm: Provision Boat came alongside.

4.30pm: Gave Special leave to Port Watch untill 7.0am.

5.0pm: Landed liberty Men and Patrol.

8.40pm: Closed B and C Doors.

11.30pm: Patrol returned on Board.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 310 lbs, Bread 400 lbs]


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25 September 1918

At Malta

Lat 35.89, Long 14.52

[No 4 Buoy]

5.35am: Opened B and C Doors, Hand[s] employed Cleaning Down Aloft and as Requisite.

8.30am: (4) Hands and (1) Leading Hand landed on Patrol Duty at Guard Room.

8.40am: BW for x Told off Special Parties, Remainder of Hands employed Painting down Aloft, Ships Side and as Requisite.

11.30pm: Patrol returned on Board.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters.

4.30pm: Gave Special leave to Starboard Watch untill 7.0am. 5.0pm: Landed liberty Men.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 310 lbs, Bread 300 lbs]


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26 September 1918

At Malta

Lat 35.89, Long 14.52

[No 4 Buoy]

4.0am: Lit Fires in Second and First Picket Boats.

8.40am: BW for x Told off Special Parties, remainder of Hands employed Painting Ship and as Requisite.

10.20am: (1) Absentee returned on Board.

10.30am: (2) Absentees returned on Board.

1.30pm: BW for x, Told off Special Parties, Remainder of Hands employed as During Forenoon and as Requisite.

4.30pm: Gave Special leave to Port Watch untill 7.0am. 5.0pm: Landed liberty Men.

6.30pm: Canteen Party landed.

7.50pm: First Picket Boat Drew Fires.

10.0pm: Canteen Party returned on Board.

10.50pm: Second Picket Boat Drew Fires.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 320 lbs, Bread 400 lbs]


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27 September 1918

At Malta

Lat 35.89, Long 14.52

[No 4 Buoy]

6.50am: Painting and Side Party carried on Painting Ship Side and as Requisite.

8.15a: Mail left ship for HMS Egmont for Transmission.

11.0am: Discharged (1) Stoker Rating to RN Hospital.

1.35pm: BW for x Told off Special Parties, Painting Party Painting Ship, Remainder of Hands employed getting up 6 inch Shell, and as Requisite.

3.45pm: Tug came alongside with Provisions.

4.40pm: Landed Patrol and gave Special Leave to Starboard Watch untill 7.0am. 5.0pm: Landed liberty Men.

6.30pm: Canteen Party landed.

10.0pm: Canteen Party returned on Board.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 320 lbs, Vegetables 500 lbs, Bread 400 lbs]

[Rain during pm, noon temperature 79F]


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28 September 1918

At Malta

Lat 35.89, Long 14.52

[No 4 Buoy]

7.0am: Liberty Men returned on Board. Tested Life Buoys Correct.

8.0am: Lighter came alongside for 6 inch Projectiles.

8.30am: Fatigue Party for Picket House - Landed.

9.0am: BW for x, Told off Special Parties, Remainder of Hands employed Painting and Cleaning Ship, and getting out 6 inch Projectiles.

10.40am: Provisions came alongside.

11.25am: Fatigue Party returned on Board.

0.30pm: Hands Make and Mend Clothes.

1.0pm: Gave Special leave to Port Watch untill 7.0am and leave to Port Watch of Boys untill 6.30pm.

1.30pm: Landed liberty Men and Boys.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters, Read Warrants Nos (17, 18 and 19).

4.30pm: Landed liberty men.

6.30pm: Canteen Party landed, and liberty Boys returned on Board.

10.0pm: Canteen Party returned on Board.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 320 lbs, Vegetables 800 lbs, Bread 800 lbs]


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29 September 1918

At Malta

Lat 35.89, Long 14.52

4.0am: Lit Fires in First and Second Picket Boats.

5.45am: Opened B & C Doors, and cleaned Ship.

7.0am: Liberty Men returned on Board.

9.25am: Landed Church Parties, Wesleyans (17) and Presbyterians (20).

9.35am: Divisions. 9.45am: Landed Roman Catholics (32).

10.15am: Hospital Party landed 6 Ratings.

10.30am: Held Divine Service on Board.

11.5am: Hospital Party returned.

11.45am: RC returned on Board.

Noon: Church Parties returned on Board.

0.30pm: Gave Special leave to Starboard Watch untill [sic] 7.0am and Starboard Watch of Boys untill 6.30pm.

1.0pm: Landed liberty Men and Boys.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. 4.30pm: Landed liberty Men.

6.30pm: Canteen Party landed.

8.40pm: Closed B & C Doors.

9.30pm: Canteen Party returned on Board.

10.10pm: Second Picket Boat Banked Fires.

11.15pm: First Picket Boat Drew Fires.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 320 lbs]


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30 September 1918

At Malta

Lat 35.89, Long 14.52

4.0am: Lit Fires in First Picket Boat.

6.45am: BW for x Employed getting up Torpedoes and Ammunition for Disembarking.

8.0am: Hands employed Disembarking Ammunition.

9.45am: Torpedo Lighter came alongside.

10.0am: Disembarking Torpedoes in Lighter.

1.35pm: BW for x Told off Special Parties, Remainder of Hands employed Disembarking Ammunition as Requisite.

3.0pm: Provision lighter came alongside.

4.30pm: Received (6) Bags of Mails.

5.10pm: Paid Ship’s Company Monthly Money.

5.30pm: Landed Patrols.

6.0pm: Gave General leave to Port Watch until 7.0am Thursday [on this Monday].

6.30pm: Landed liberty Men.

7.30pm: Second Picket Boat Drew Fires.

9.10pm: First Picket Boat Drew Fires.

11.30pm: Patrols returned on Board.

Midnight: All Clocks retarded (1) Hour.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 320 lbs, Vegetables 1200 lbs, Bread 400 lbs]


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LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1918


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for October 1918, approved by HL Stewart, Commander]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed by Navigating Officer, as before]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before, apart from dates]


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1 October 1918

At Malta

Lat 35.89, Long 14.52

[No 4 Buoy]

6.30am: Ammunition lighters came alongside.

6.45am: BW for x [Both Watches for exercise] Told off Special Parties, remainder of Hands employed disembarking Ammunition.

8.30am: Fatigue Party landed. Hands employed as during Morning Watch, and as Requisite.

1.30pm: BW for x Hands employed as during Forenoon, Torpedo Party getting up and Disembarking Torpedo War Heads and Gun Cotton.

5.30pm: Ammunition lighters left Ship and moored alongside of Gun Wharf.

6.0pm: Liberty Men landed.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Weather fine and calm, noon temperature 83F]


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2 October 1918

At Malta

Lat 35.89, Long 14.52

[No 4 Buoy]

5.35am: Told off Funeral Party. Remainder of Hands employed cleaning Ship, and as Requisite.

7.0am: Ammunition lighters came alongside.

8.0am: Hands employed disembarking 12 inch Projectiles and as Requisite.

8.20am: Funeral Party landed [though there is no indication of any casualty from Caesar].

10.40am: Funeral Party returned on Board.

11.30am: Funeral Party went to Dinner.

0.50pm: Ammunition Party landed. 1.0pm: Gunners Party landed.

1.30pm: Boatswain’s and Side Party carried on, Remainder of Hands employed Disembarking Ammunition.

2.50pm: Gunners Party returned on Board.

4.30pm: Lieutenant Commander Whish left Ship.

5.10pm: Liberty men landed.

6.30pm: Ammunition lighters left Ship and Moored alongside Gun Wharf.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 150 lbs, Bread 800 lbs]


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3 October 1918

At Malta

Lat 35.89, Long 14.52

[No 4 Buoy]

5.20am: Hands to Breakfast.

6.45am: BW for x Told off Special Parties, remainder of Hands employed disembarking Projectiles and as Requisite.

7.0am: Liberty men returned.

8.5am: (2) Bags of Mails left ship for Egmont for Transmission.

8.45am: Ash Boat came alongside.

9.45am: Provisions came alongside. Hands employed as during Morning Watch and as Requisite.

0.30pm: (1) Seaman Rating Discharged to RN Hospital.

1.30pm: Hospital Party returned.

2.45pm: Ammunition Lighter came alongside.

3.30pm: Finished 12 inch Shell.

4.30pm: Landed Patrol.

5.0pm: Landed liberty men. General Leave to Port Watch until 7.0am Saturday [on this Thursday].

7.25pm: Ammunition lighters left Ship.

8.40pm: Closed B and C Doors.

11.40pm: Patrol returned on Board.

[Number on sick list: 25] [it appears that this relates to the early stages of the effect of the Influenza Pandemic on HMS Caesar]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 280 lbs, Vegetables 800 lbs]


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4 October 1918

At Malta

Lat 35.89, Long 14.52

[No 4 Buoy]

4.0am: Lit Fires in Second Picket Boat and Spread Fires in First Picket Boat.

6.45am: BW for x, Spread Quarter Deck Awning, Told off Special Parties, Remainder of Hands employed Disembarking Ammunition and as Requisite.

8.30am: Fatigue Party landed for Picket House.

8.45am: Provisions came alongside. Hands employed as during Morning Watch.

11.50am: Received (9) Bags of Mails.

0.10pm: Ammunition Party and Fatigue Party returned on Board.

1.40pm: BW for x Told off Special Parties, Remainder of Hands employed Disembarking Ammunition.

5.0pm: Liberty Men landed.

6.0pm: Ammunition lighters left Ship.

6.30pm: First Picket Boat Drew Fires.

8.30pm: Second Picket Boat Drew Fires.

8.40pm: Closed B and C Doors. Lost overboard by Accident, Boat Hooks, Steel, Galvanized, Pattern (345), 2 in Number.

[Page signed by HL Stewart, Captain]

[Number on sick list: 35]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 200 lbs, Bread 230 lbs]


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5 October 1918

At Malta

Lat 35.89, Long 14.52

[No 4 Buoy]

6.45am: BW for x Told off Special Parties, (3) POs, (3) Leading Seaman [sic] and 30 Hands dismounting 6 inch Guns. Remainder of Hands employed cleaning Ship.

7.30am: Boat with Engineer Stores came alongside.

8.30am: Funeral Party landed [possibly, as indicated on Casualty List for 3 October, funeral for PELLOW, Frederick C, Able Seaman, 196467, accident]

9.0am: Provision Boat came alongside.

9.30am: Provision Boat left Ship.

11.40am: Funeral Party returned on Board. Tested Life Buoys Correct.

Noon: Ordinance Wharf Working Party returned on Board.

0.10pm: Hands Make and Mend clothes.

1.20pm: (16) Dockyard men arrived on Board.

3.50pm: Funeral Party landed.

4.0pm: Meat Boat arrived alongside.

4.30pm: Liberty Men landed.

5.50pm: Funeral Party returned on Board.

[Number on sick list: 65]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 230 lbs, Vegetables 800 lbs, Bread 1000 lbs]


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6 October 1918

At Malta

Lat 35.89, Long 14.52

[No 4 Buoy]

5.55am: BW for x Opened B and C Doors, and Cleaned Ship.

6.30am: Cleaned Mess Deck.

7.0am: Liberty men returned on Board.

8.45am: BW for x Cleared up decks.

9.10am: Wesleyans and Presbyterians Landed (13).

9.30am: Divisions and Read Prayers.

9.45am: Roman Catholics Landed (11).

11.10am: Provision lighter came alongside.

11.20am: Sent (1) Patient to RN Hospital.

11.30am: Provision lighter left ship.

11.50am: RCs returned on Board. Noon: Wesleyans and Presbyterians returned on Board.

0.30pm: Gave Special leave to Port Watch untill 7.0am and leave to Boys untill 6.30pm. Hospital Party returned on Board.

1.0pm: Landed liberty Men and Boys.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters.

4.30pm: Landed liberty Men and Patrol.

4.50pm: (9) Bags of Mails arrived on Board.

6.30pm: Liberty Boys returned on Board.

11.30pm: Patrol returned on Board.

[Number on sick list: 141]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 640 lbs, Vegetables 800 lbs]


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7 October 1918

At Malta

Lat 35.89, Long 14.52

[Hamilton Wharf]

4.0am: Lit Fires in Second Picket Boat.

5.35am: BW for x. Hands employed dismounting 6 inch Guns, and cleaning Ship.

6.20am: Cleaned Mess Deck.

7.0am: Liberty men returned on Board.

8.30am: Shifted Berths to alongside of Hamilton Wharf, Government Tugs in Attendance.

9.15am: Provisions came on Board.

9.25am: Fatigue Party for Picket House Landed. Hands employed as Requisite. Lost overboard by Accident While Painting Ships Side (4) Paint Brushes.

1.40pm: BW for x, Told off Special Parties, remainder of Hands employed Dismounting 6 inch Guns, and as Requisite.

1.45pm: (1) RMLI [Royal Marines Light Infantry] joined Ship.

2.25pm: Received 4 Bags of Mails.

3.45pm: Discharged (2) Seaman Ratings to RN Hospital.

4.30pm: Second Picket Boat Drew Fires, and Lit Fires in First Picket Boat. (1) NCO [Non Commissioned Officer] Band joined Ship.

6.45pm: 45 Ratings Discharged to RN Hospital.

8.0pm: Ship placed under Quarantine.

9.55pm: Received (1) Sick Berth Rating from HMS Lord Nelson.

10.0pm: First Picket Boat Banked Fires.

11.0pm: First Picket Boat Drew Fires.

[Number on sick list: 114]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 150 lbs, Bread 600 lbs]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 70F]


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8 October 1918

At Malta

Lat 35.89, Long 14.52

[Hamilton Wharf]

5.35am: BW for x Hands employed Dismounting 6 inch Guns, and Cleaning Ship.

9.0am: BW for x, Told off Special Parties, Remainder of Hands employed Dismounting 6 inch Guns, and as Requisite.

1.0pm: Landed (48) Patients at RN Canteen.

3.25pm: Lieutenant O’Brian Left Ship.

3.55pm: Provision Boat came alongside.

4.0pm: Discharged (20) Ratings to RN Hospital.

4.30pm: Sent 90 Blankets to RN Canteen for use of Sick Ratings.

8.40pm: Closed B and C Doors, First Picket Boat Banked Fires.

[Number on sick list: 213]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 150 lbs, Bread 250 lbs]


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9 October 1918

At Malta

Lat 35.89, Long 14.52

[Hamilton Wharf]

5.35am: BW for x, Opened B and C Doors, and Cleared up Decks.

6.45am: Gun Dismounting Party carried on.

7.30am: Port Watch Coaling Picket Boat. Starboard Watch Spread Quarter Deck Awning.

8.0am: Broke Broad Pendant of Commodore GH Baird CB.

9.10am: BW for x, Told off Special Parteis [Parties], remainder of Hands employed Dismounting 6 inch Guns, and as Requisite.

11.10am: Sent 2 Bags of Coal and Provisions, to RN Canteen for Sick Ratings.

1.40pm: BW for x, Gun Dismounting Party Carrying on, remainder of Hands employed as Requisite.

3.30pm: Discharged (25) Patients to Corradino Sick Quarters.

3.35pm: Hospital Boat came alongside.

4.40pm: Discharged (10) Ratings to RN Hospital.

6.50pm: Hospital Party returned on Board.

[Number on sick list: 211]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 120 lbs]


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10 October 1918

At Malta

Lat 35.89, Long 14.52

[Hamilton Wharf]

5.35am: BW for x. Told off Special Parties, Opened B and C Doors, and Cleared up Decks.

6.45am: 6 inch Dismounting Party carried on.

8.0am: Sent (1) Bag of Mails to Egmont, and Sent Provisions to Corridino [Corradino] Sick Quarters.

10.20am: Received (1) Bag of Mails from Egmont.

3.0pm: Hospital Boat came alongside.

3.40pm: (5) Patients discharged to RN Hospital.

5.40pm: Hospital Party returned on Board.

8.40pm: Closed B and C Doors.

[Number on sick list: 229] [this is the peak in number on sick list]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 200 lbs]

[Rain at times, noon temperature 63F]


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11 October 1918

At Malta

Lat 35.89, Long 14.52

[Hamilton Wharf]

5.35am: Gun Dismounting Party to Breakfast. Remainder of Hands employed cleaning Ship.

6.45am: Gun Dismounting Party carried on.

9.0am: Hands aired Bedding and night Clothing.

9.45am: Both Watches for x, Told off Special Parties, Remainder of Hands employed Dismounting 6 inch Guns and as Requisite.

11.30am: Lashed up and Stowed Bedding.

11.40am: Received 2 Bags of Mails and 5 Bags of Parcels.

1.15pm: Hospital Boat came alongside.

1.20pm: Received (19) ratings from Sick Quarters RN Canteen.

2.30pm: Sent (18) Patients to Canteen Sick Quarters.

2.40pm: Received (1) Bag of Mails.

4.0pm: Discharged (1) Officer and (9) Ratings to RN Hospital.

5.40pm: Hospital Party returned and Sent (2) Patients to Canteen Sick Quarters.

[Number on sick list: 228]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 200 lbs, Bread 200 lbs]


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12 October 1918

At Malta

Lat 35.89, Long 14.52

[Hamilton Wharf]

4.0am: Lit Fires in First Picket Boat.

6.50am: BW for x Hands employed in Cleaning Ship.

7.20am: Sent Provisions and (2) Bags of Coal to Canteen Sick Quarters.

8.40am: Funeral Party landed [presumably, according to Casualty List for 11 October, in relation to: Egmont, Naval Base, Malta, BISHOP, Charles P, Private, RMLI, 19130 (Ply), transferred from Caesar probably to hospital, died in Malta]

10.25am: Funeral Party returned on Board.

10.30am: (2) Ratings joined Ship from RN Hospital.

0.25pm: (1) Bag of Mails left Ship.

1.35pm: (14) Patients joined Ship from Canteen Sick Quarters.

2.20pm: Discharged (18) Patients to Canteen Sick Quarters.

3.40pm: Discharged 3 Patients to RN Hospital.

4.30pm: Discharged Mr Goss Gunner to RN Hospital.

5.15pm: (1) Rating joined Ship from RN Hospital.

5.40pm: Discharged (2) Ratings to Canteen Sick Quarters.

8.40pm: Closed B and C Doors.

9.10pm: First Picket Boat Drew Fires.

[Number on sick list: 203]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 220 lbs, Vegetables 800 lbs, Bread 650 lbs]


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13 October 1918

At Malta

Lat 35.89, Long 14.52

[Hamilton Wharf]

6.0am: BW for x. Hands employed cleaning Ship.

7.0am: Ship shifted to Somerset Wharf.

9.30am: Divisions and Read Prayers.

11.0am: Provision Boat came alongside.

1.30pm: Received (17) recovered Patients from Canteen Sick Quarters.

2.30pm: Received (3) Bags of Mails and (1) Bag of Parcels from Egmont.

4.0pm: Discharged (3) Patients to RN Hospital.

4.10pm: Received (1) Bag of Mails from Egmont.

4.30pm: Landed (20) Patients to Canteen Sick Quarters.

5.50pm: Hospital Working Party Returned on Board.

8.15pm: Discharged (1) Patient from Canteen Sick Quarters to RN Hospital.

[Number on sick list: 170]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 250 lbs]


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14 October 1918

At Malta

Lat 35.89, Long 14.52

[Somerset Wharf]

7.45am: Landed Provisions for Canteen Sick Quarters.

8.30am: Landed Mourners to attend Funeral. [Entry on Casualty List for 12th October reads: Caesar, pre-Dreadnought battleship, all illness at Malta: LAWRENCE, Benjamin, Private, RMLI, 13379 (Ply), NEWTON, William, Able Seaman, J 39823, WEBB, Henry, Musician, RMB, RMB 1960. Entry for 13th October: Caesar, pre-Dreadnought battleship, CRAFTER, Francis D, Musician, RMB, RMB 2136, illness in Malta]

9.20am: BW for x, Told off Special Parties, remainder of Hands employed as Requisite.

10.30am: Funeral Party returned on Board.

1.50pm: (9) Ratings rejoined Ship from Canteen Sick Quarters.

2.0pm: (6) Ratings discharged to Canteen Sick Quarters.

3.15pm: Discharged (3) Patients to RN Hospital.

4.45pm: (8) Ratings joined Ship from RN Hospital and Hospital Party returned.

5.30pm: Read Warrant No 20.

[Number on sick list: 149]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 280 lbs, Bread 300 lbs]

[Weather fine or overcast, after early showers, noon temperature 79F]


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15 October 1918

At Malta

Lat 35.89, Long 14.52

[Somerset Wharf]

am: Mr Daniel Hynd, Warrant Engineer, Royal Naval Reserve, “Did make a false entry in the Wine Book on 5th October 1918”, [signed] Daniel Hynd, Warrant Engineer, RNR.

5.35am: Opened B and C Doors, and Cleaned Ship.

6.30am: Cleaned Mess Deck.

7.0am: Sent Provisions to Canteen Sick Quarters.

8.30am: Landed Mourners to attend Funeral. [Entry on Casualty List for 14 October reads: Caesar, pre-Dreadnought battleship, all illness at Malta, BAKER, Thomas, Leading Stoker, SS 113134, GREENWOOD, John, Senior Reserve Attendant, M 14473, ROSS, James A, Private, RMLI, 27990 (Ply)]

10.45am: Funeral Party returned on Board.

1.25pm: (9) Ratings joined Ship from Canteen Sick Quarters.

1.40pm: BW for x, Told off Special Parties, Remainder of Hands employed getting up and surveying Sheet Cable.

2.10pm: (9) Ratings discharged to Canteen Sick Quarters.

2.30pm: Discharged (2) Ratings to RN Hospital.

8.40pm: Closed B and C Doors.

[Number on sick list: 124]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 250 lbs, Bread 400 lbs]


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16 October 1918

At Malta

Lat 35.89, Long 14.52

[Somerset Wharf]

4.0am: Lit Fires in First Picket Boat.

8.30am: Funeral Party landed. [Entry on Casualty List for 15 October reads: Caesar, pre-Dreadnought battleship, BAILEY, John, Stoker 1c, SS 109846, illness]

8.40am: Hands Aired Bedding.

8.55am: Divisions, with, and Aired night Clothing.

9.10am: BW for x, Told off Special Parties, 8 Hands working about Turrets, Remainder of Hands employed cleaning out Cable Lockyer [Locker] and as Requisite.

10.40am: Funeral Party returned on Board.

1.35pm: (14) Patients joined Ship from Canteen Sick Quarters.

3.5pm: Discharged (1) Patient to RN Hospital, and Lieutenant Commander Finlay RNR left Ship to join HMS Heroic.

4.0pm: Ship Cleared of Quarantine.

4.10pm: (3) Patients joined Ship from RN Hospital.

4.30pm: Hospital Party returned on Board.

5.50pm: Provisions came alongside.

9.10pm: First Picket Boat Drew Fires.

[Number on sick list: 68]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 230 lbs, Vegetables 800 lbs, Bread 250 lbs]


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17 October 1918

At Malta

Lat 35.89, Long 14.52

[Hamilton Wharf]

5.35am: BW for x, (20) Hands and 2 LS [Leading Seamen], Detailed for 6 inch Dismounting Party. Remainder of Hands employed cleaning Ship.

7.30am: Sent Provisions to Canteen Sick Quarters.

8.45am: Shifted Berths to Hamilton Wharf.

am: Lost overboard by accident, Boat Hooks, Steel, Galvanized Pattern (334), 3 in Number.

1.30pm: (18) Recovered Patients joined Ship from Canteen Sick Quarters.

1.45pm: Received (1) Patient from Canteen Sick Quarters for RN Hospital.

2.10pm: Hospital Boat came alongside.

2.50pm: Discharged (4) Patients to RN Hospital.

4.0pm: Gave Special leave to Starboard Watch untill [sic] 7.0am.

4.30pm: Landed liberty Men and received (4) Ratings from RN Hospital and Discharged 4 Stoker Ratings to HMS Lord Nelson.

6.30pm: Landed Canteen Party untill 10.0pm.

10.0pm: Canteen Party returned on Board.

[Number on sick list: 50]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 80 lbs, Bread 400 lbs]


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18 October 1918

At Malta

Lat 35.89, Long 14.52

[Somerset Wharf]

6.30am: Port Watch employed Shifting Berths.

7.0am: Liberty Men returned on Board.

8.0am: Ship moored alongside Somerset Wharf.

8.30am: Sent (1) Bag of Mails to Egmont.

9.0am: Got in Midship Brow.

9.20am: BW for x, Told off Special Parties, Remainder of Hands employed Dismounting and Transporting 6 inch Guns, and as Requisite, and Opened B and C Doors.

0.25pm: Discharged (3) Ratings to HMS Sentinal [Sentinel].

2.0pm: (14) Patients joined Ship from Canteen Sick Quarters.

3.45pm: (6) Patients joined Ship from RN Hospital.

4.0pm: Gave Special leave to Port Watch untill 7.0am.

4.30pm: Landed liberty Men and Patrol.

6.30pm: Canteen Party landed untill 10.0pm.

10.0pm: Canteen Party returned on Board.

11.30pm: Patrol returned on Board.

[Number on sick list: 36]

[Provision received: Fresh Meat 480 lbs, Bread 250 lbs]


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19 October 1918

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

[Somerset Wharf]

5.0am: Spread Fires in First Picket Boat.

7.30am: First and Second Picket Boats Turned over to Dockyard.

8.30am: Picket House Party landed.

8.45am: Hands Aired night Clothing.

8.55am: BW for x. Told off Special Parties, remainder of Hands employed as Requisite.

11.0am: Port Watch Worked Main Derrick.

11.15am: Picket House Party returned on Board.

1.25pm: (7) Recovered Ratings joined Ship from Canteen Sick Quarters.

2.5pm: BW for x, Told off Special Parties. Remainder of Hands employed surveying Cable and Dismounting 6 inch Guns and as Requisite.

2.30pm: Landed Hospital Party and returned Launch to Dockyard.

4.0pm: (5) Recovered Patients joined Ship from RN Hospital.

4.25pm: Landed Funeral Party. [Entry on Casualty List for 16 October reads: Caesar, pre-Dreadnought battleship, SHAW, Arthur, Armourers Crew, M 25427, illness, TAYLOR, William K, Able Seaman, SS 1374, illness]

6.0pm: Gave Special leave to Starboard Watch untill 7.0am.

6.15pm: Funeral Party returned on Board.

6.30pm: Landed liberty men and Canteen Party.

10.0pm: Steam Pinnace Banked Fires and Canteen Party returned on Board.

[Number on sick list: 36]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 230 lbs, Bread 650 lbs]


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20 October 1918

At Malta

Lat 35.89, Long 14.52

[Somerset Wharf]

4.0am: Spread Fires in Steam Pinnace.

7.0am: Liberty Men returned on Board. Motor Launch Done [or D-one] Trail [Trial?].

9.10am: Wesleyans (15) and Presbyterians (18) Landed.

9.50am: Roman Catholics (22) landed.

10.15am: C of E [Church of England] landed and attended Dockyard Church.

11.0am: Provision Boat came alongside.

11.45am: Church Parties returned on Board.

1.0pm: Gave Special leave to Port Watch until 7.0am and Watch of Boys until 6.30pm.

1.30pm: Landed liberty Men and Boys. (9) Recovered Patients joined Ship from Canteen Sick Quarters.

3.20pm: (5) Recovered Patients joined Ship from RN Hospital.

4.30pm: Landed liberty Men.

6.30pm: Canteen Party landed until 10.0pm.

9.0pm: Steam Pinnace Drew Fires.

10.0pm: Canteen Party returned on Board.

[Number on sick list: 20]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 280 lbs]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 75F]


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21 October 1918

At Malta

Lat 35.89, Long 14.52

[Somerset Wharf]

am: Lost By Accident Overboard (1) Brass Crew [Screw?] Cap to Fresh Water Delivery.

5.35am: BW for x, Opened B and C Doors and Cleaned Ship, (6) Hands employed cleaning Cable Lock[er].

7.0am: Liberty Men returned on Board.

9.20am: Staff Paymaster joined Ship from RN Hospital.

1.20pm: (3) Recovered Patients joined Ship from Canteen Sick Quarters. BW for x, Told off Special Parties, remainder of Hands employed Shifting Ship, and as Requisite.

4.0pm: Gave Special leave to Starboard Watch untill 7.0am.

4.15pm: (18) Recovered Patients joined Ship from RN Hospital.

4.30pm: Landed Liberty Men.

5.10pm: Received (12) Bags of Mails from Egmont.

5.30pm: Football Party landed.

6.30pm: Canteen Party landed untill 10.0pm.

8.40pm: Closed B and C Doors.

8.50pm: Steam Pinnace Moored up, Steam all night.

10.0pm: Canteen Party returned on Board.

[Number on sick list: 15]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 200 lbs, Vegetables 800 lbs, Bread 400 lbs]


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22 October 1918

At Malta

Lat 35.89, Long 14.52

[Somerset Wharf]

6.20am: Starboard watch for x. Cleaned Mess Deck.

8.30am: Landed Picket House Party.

9.0am: BW for x, Told off Special Parties, remainder of Hands employed drawing Stores, Shifting Ship and as Requisite.

11.50pm: Picket House Party returned.

0.40pm: (14) Ratings left Ship to join HMS Vervona [possibly Verbena or Veronica].

1.15pm: (2) Recovered Patients joined Ship from Canteen Sick Quarters.

2.50pm: Mr Hankin left Ship to join SS British Knight.

4.0pm: Gave Special leave to Port Watch untill 7.0am. 4.30pm: Landed liberty Men.

5.0pm: Read Warrants No (21 and 22).

6.30pm: Canteen Party landed untill 10.0pm.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 290 lbs, Bread 450 lbs]


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23 October 1918

At Malta

Lat 35.89, Long 14.52

[Somerset Wharf]

9.15am: BW for x. Told off Special Parties, (16) Hand[s] Working about and Surveying Cable, remainder of Hands employed as Requisite.

9.40am: Discharged (2) Rating[s] to Egmont.

11.30am: Cooking Lighter came alongside.

1.50pm: BW for x, Told off Special Parties, (16) Hands working about Cable, remainder of Hands employed, Shifting Ship and as Requisite.

4.0pm: (2) Recovered Patients joined Ship from RN Hospital. Gave Special leave to Starboard Watch untill 7.0am.

4.30pm: Liberty Men landed.

5.50pm: (12) Recovered Patients, and all lent Stores, returned on Board from Canteen Sick Quarters.

6.30pm: Canteen Party landed untill 10.0pm.

10.0pm: Canteen Party returned on Board.

[Number on sick list: 2]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 300 lbs, Vegetables 800 lbs, Bread 450 lbs]


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24 October 1918

At Malta

Lat 35.89, Long 14.52

[Somerset Wharf]

5.35am: BW for x. Worked Main Derrick, Opened B and C Doors and Cleaned Ship.

7.0am: Liberty Men returned on Board.

9.10am: BW for x. Told off Special Parties. Remainder of Hands employed Cleaning and Painting out Cable Lockers and as Requisite.

9.45am: Provision Boat came alongside.

10.20am: Received (1) Bag of Mails from Egmont. Major of Marines joined Ship from RN Hospital, and Hospital Party returned on Board with Dead Mans Defects [presumably Effects], Fourth Cutter Left Ship for Dockyard Repairs and Sent (3) Bags of Mails to Egmont.

0.45pm: Received (1) Bag of Mails. 1.0pm: Ammunition lighter came alongside.

2.20pm: Discharged Mr Rooke Boatswain to [HMS] Lord Nelson and sent (38) Officers Blankets and Ships Companys Blankets for Disinfecting.

3.20pm: (2) Recovered Patients joined Ship from RN Hospital.

3.30pm: Port Watch for x. Employed Shifting Ship.

4.15pm: Gave Special leave to Port Watch untill 7.0am.

4.30pm: Landed liberty Men and Patrol.

9.0pm: Steam Pinnace Steam all night.

11.50pm: Patrol returned on Board.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 280 lbs, Bread 400 lbs]


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25 October 1918

At Malta

Lat 35.89, Long 14.52

[Somerset Wharf]

8.30am: Sent (1) Bag of Mails to Egmont, and landed Picket House Party.

9.0am: BW for x. Told off Special Parties. Remainder of Hands employed cleaning out Cable Lockers and as Requisite.

Noon: Picket House Party returned on Board.

1.0pm: BW for x, Port Watch employed Shifting Ship. Remainder of Hands employed Furling Quarter Deck Awning.

3.25pm: Received (3) recovered Patients from RN Hospital.

4.0pm: Gave Special leave to Starboard Watch untill 7.0am. 5.0pm: Landed liberty Men.

6.30pm: Landed Canteen Party until 10.0pm.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 200 lbs, Bread 430 lbs]


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26 October 1918

At Malta

Lat 35.89, Long 14.52

[Somerset Wharf]

6.20am: Starboard Watch Cleaned Mess Deck.

8.50am: Divisions with, and Aired Night Clothing.

9.0am: BW for x. Told off Special Parties, Remainder of Hands employed as Requisite.

1.10pm: BW for x employed Shifting Ship, from Port to Starboard Side to Somerset Wharf.

2.50pm: Gave Special leave to Port Watch untill 7.0am and Port Watch of Boys untill 6.0pm.

3.0pm: Landed liberty Men and Boys. Received (82) Blankets from RN Hospital.

4.30pm: Liberty Men and Patrol landed.

5.0pm: Shifted Ship along Somerset Wharf.

6.30pm: Canteen Party landed untill 10.0pm and Received (7) Bags of Mails and (1) Confidential Bag.

10.0pm: Canteen Party returned on Board.

11.40pm: Patrol returned on Board.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 270 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 800 lbs]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 70F]


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27 October 1918

At Malta

Lat 35.89, Long 14.52

[Somerset Wharf]

8.30am: Picket House Working Party landed.

9.15am: Wesleyans landed (16) and Presbyterians (17).

9.45am: Roman Catholics landed (24).

9.50am: Divisions.

10.20am: C of E Landed and attended Dockyard Church.

11.0am: Provisions came alongside.

11.50am: Church Parties returned on Board.

1.30pm: Gave special leave to Starboard Watch untill 7.0am and Both Watches of Boys untill 6.0pm.

1.35pm: Landed liberty Men and Boys.

5.0pm: Exercised Fire Stations.

6.30pm: Canteen Party landed untill 10.0pm.

10.0pm: Canteen Party returned on Board.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 300 lbs]


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28 October 1918

At Malta

Lat 35.89, Long 14.52

[Somerset Wharf]

8.45am: BW for x. Told off Special Parties, remainder of Hands employed as Requisite drawing and returning Stores and Etc.

10.45am: Discharged (1) Patient to RN Hospital.

11.40am: Torpedo Working Party returned on Board.

0.5pm: Read Warrant No (23).

1.25pm: Discharged (1) Prisoner to Detention Barracks.

2.15pm: Shifted Berths along Somerset Wharf.

3.30pm: (2) Bags of Mails arrived on Board and (9) Patients joined ship from RN Hospital.

4.0pm: Gave Special leave to Port Watch untill 7.0am. 4.30pm: Landed liberty Men and Patrol.

6.30pm: Canteen Party landed untill 10.0pm.

10.0pm: Canteen Party returned on Board.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 220 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 400 lbs]


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29 October 1918

At Malta

Lat 35.89, Long 14.52

[Somerset Wharf]

6.50am: BW for x. Told off Special Parties. Remainder of Hands employed, Shifting Berths along Somerset Wharf.

7.0am: Liberty Men returned on Board.

9.30am: BW for x. Told off Special Parties - Remainder of Hands employed as Requisite drawing and returning Stores.

10.30am: Lost over Board by accident (1) Chock with Wedge Piece, for Securing 6 inch Gun between Decks.

1.40pm: BW for x. Told off Special Parties, remainder of Hands employed as during Forenoon and as Requisite.

pm: Broken by accident (3) Thermometers No: Dry 10387 N&Z [Negretti and Zambra], Wet 10388 N&Z, Sea 10381 N&Z].

4.30pm: Gave Special leave to Starboard Watch untill [sic] 7.0am.

6.30pm: Canteen Party landed untill 10.0pm.

8.40pm: Closed B and C Doors.

10.0pm: Canteen Party returned on Board.

11.0pm: Patrol returned on Board.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 290 lbs, Bread 400 lbs]

[Rain and showers for most of day, noon temperature 62F]


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30 October 1918

At Malta

Lat 35.89, Long 14.52

[Somerset Wharf]

6.50am: BW for x Told off Special Parties. Remainder of Hands employed as Requisite.

7.0am: Liberty Men returned on Board.

8.30am: Landed Picket House Party.

11.30am: Picket House Party returned on Board.

2.30pm: Swung Ship around from Starboard to Port Side to Somerset Wharf.

3.45pm: Discharged (1) Leading Seaman Signals to [HMS] Ceanothus.

4.0pm: (4) Recovered Patients joined ship from RN Hospital.

4.30pm: Provision Boat came alongside.

5.0pm: Gave Special leave to Port Watch untill 7.0am. 5.30pm: Landed liberty Men.

6.30pm: Canteen Party landed untill 10.0pm.

8.0pm: Lieutenant Commander Finley [elsewhere Finlay] rejoined Ship.

8.15pm: Received (3) Bags of Mails from Egmont.

10.0pm: Canteen Party returned on Board.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 260 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 400 lbs]


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31 October 1918

At Malta

Lat 35.89, Long 14.52

[Somerset Wharf]

6.50am: BW for x. Told off Special Parties. Remainder of Hands employed as Requisite.

3.30pm: Discharged (11) Ratings to HMS Hydra and (1) Recovered Patient joined Ship from RN Hospital.

4.40pm: Sent (1) Sick Patients Bag to RN Hospital and Discharged (5) Ratings to Egmont.

4.50pm: Gave Special leave to Starboard Watch untill 7.0am. 5.0pm: Landed liberty Men.

6.30pm: Canteen Party landed untill 10.0pm.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 280 lbs, Bread 430 lbs]


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LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1918


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for November 1918]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed by Charles E Finlay, Lieutenant Commander, RNR, Navigating Officer]

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[Page not filled in but with “HMS Caesar 5-11-1918” and signed “Reg. H Goodyear, Engineer Commander]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers:]


Barometer


Mercurial or Aneroid

[Blank]

Name of Maker and number

N&Z [Negretti and Zambra] No 497

Height of cistern above sea

12 ft

Error of Mercurial Barometer

003

Thermometers for Air Temperature


Position in Ship

Under after Shelter Deck

Whether in screen

Yes

Maker and No

Dry No 10387 N&Z [which is odd as indicated as broken on 29 Oct]


Wet No 10660 N&Z

Thermometer for Sea Temperature


Maker and No

N&Z 26281


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1 November 1918

At Malta

Lat 35.89, Long 14.52

[Somerset Wharf]

11.15am: Engineers Store Party returned on Board.

0.45pm: Paid Monthly Money.

1.0pm: Mr Goss, Gunner rejoined Ship from RN Hospital.

2.30pm: Gave Special leave to Port Watch untill 7.0am and Port Watch of Boys untill 6.0pm. Hands Made [sic] and Mend Clothes.

2.40pm: Landed liberty Men and Boys.

3.50pm: Provision Boat came alongside.

4.10pm: (4) Recovered Patients rejoined Ship from RN Hospital.

4.30pm: Landed liberty Men and Patrol.

6.0pm: Liberty Boys Returned on Board.

6.30pm: Canteen Party landed untill 10.0pm and Read Warrant No (24).

10.0pm: Canteen Party returned on Board.

11.50pm: Patrol returned on Board.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 300 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 450 lbs]


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2 November 1918

At Malta

Lat 35.89, Long 14.52

[Hamilton Wharf]

7.15am: Shifted Berths from Somerset Wharf, to Hamilton Wharf.

8.0am: Tested life Buoys Correct.

8.45am: BW for x Told off Special Parties, Remainder of Hands employed as Requisite, and Landed Picket house Party.

9.10am: Held Court Martial on Board.

10.30am: Court Martial Finished.

Noon: Picket House Party returned.

1.20pm: BW for x. Told off Special Parties. Remainder of Hands employed getting in Paymasters Stores and as Requisite. Lost overboard by accident Boat Hooks, Steel, Pattern (345), 2 in Number.

4.20pm: Hands to Fire Stations.

4.35pm: Read Warrant No 25 and gave Special leave to Starboard Watch untill 7.0am.

5.0pm: Landed liberty Men and Victualling Yard Lighter left Ship.

6.30pm: Canteen Party landed untill 10.0pm.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 260 lbs, Bread 900 lbs]


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3 November 1918

At Malta

Lat 35.89, Long 14.52

[Hamilton Wharf]

9.0am: Landed Church Parties, Wesleyans (14), Presbyterians (10).

9.30am: Divisions.

9.50am: Landed Roman Catholics (15).

10.10am: Discharged (5) Ratings to RN Hospital.

11.35am: All Church Parties returned on Board.

1.0pm: Gave Special leave to Port Watch untill 7.0am and Both Watches of Boys untill 5.30pm.

1.15pm: Landed liberty Men and Boys.

5.30pm: Liberty Boys returned on Board.

6.30pm: Canteen Party landed untill 10.0pm.

8.40pm: Closed B and C Doors.

10.0pm: Canteen Party returned on Board.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 280 lbs]


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4 November 1918

At Malta

Lat 35.89, Long 14.52

[Hamilton Wharf]

6.50am: BW for x Told off Special Parties, remainder of Hands employed as Requisite.

7.0am: Liberty men returned on Board.

8.5am: Provision lighter came alongside.

8.10am: BW for x, Told off Special Parties, remainder of Hands employed Provisioning Ship and as requisite.

8.45am: Landed (1) Carpenter rating for Examination.

3.45pm: (2) Recovered Patients joined Ship from RN Hospital.

4.10pm: Received 8 Bags of Mails from Egmont, and Gave Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am.

5.0pm: Landed Liberty Men and Patrol.

6.0pm: Hands employed getting in and stowing away Provisions.

Midnight: Patrol returned on Board.

[Weather fine, noon temperature 74F]


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5 November 1918

At Malta

Lat 35.89, Long 14.52

[Hamilton Wharf]

6.45am: BW for x. Told off Special Parties. Remainder of Hands employed getting in and stowing away Provisions.

8.30am: Landed Hospital Party and Picket House Party.

11.0am: Landed (35) Rifles to Naval Ordinance for exchange.

Noon: Picket House Party returned.

1.20pm: Landed (2) Ratings for Dental Treatment.

2.25pm: (35) Exchanged Rifles came on Board.

3.40pm: (2) Recovered Patients rejoined Ship from RN Hospital and disinfected Bedding.

4.0pm: Gave Special leave to Port Watch untill 7.0am. Starboard Watch employed stowing Provisions.

4.30pm: Landed Liberty men. Starboard Watch employed stowing away Provisions and Read Warrant No (26).

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 530 lbs, Bread 1000 lbs]


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6 November 1918

At Malta

Lat 35.89, Long 14.52

[Hamilton Wharf]

6.50am: BW for x. Told off Special Parties, Remainder of Port Watch stowing Provisions, Starboard Watch drawing Quarter Deck Awning.

9.0am: Hands employed Provisioning Ship.

4.0pm: Gave Special leave to Starboard Watch untill 7.0am.

4.30pm: Landed liberty Men. Port Watch employed stowing away Provisions.

6.30pm: Canteen Party landed until 10.0pm.

10.0pm: Canteen Party returned on Board.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 250 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 450 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 244 tons, Oil 332 tons]


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7 November 1918

At Malta

Lat 35.89, Long 14.52

[No 4 Buoy]

6.30am: BW for x. Told off Special Parties. Remainder of Hands employed prepairing [preparing] Ship to Shift Berths, from Hamilton Wharf to No 4 Buoy.

7.0am: Liberty men returned on Board.

8.50am: Secured Ship to No 4 Buoy and Coal Lighters came alongside.

9.10am: Commenced Coaling Native labour. Hands employed Drawing Stores and as Requisite.

11.50am: Dockyard Parties returned.

1.40pm: BW for x Told off Special Parties, remainder of Hands employed as Requisite.

4.30pm: Gave Special leave to Port Watch untill 7.0am.

4.45pm: Landed liberty men and Patrol and Read Warrant No (27).

7.30pm: Completed Coaling (1481) Tons.

8.40pm: Watch employed sweeping down.

11.50pm: Patrol returned on Board.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 280 lbs, Bread 300 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1716 tons, Oil 332 tons]


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8 November 1918

At Malta

Lat 35.89, Long 14.52

[No 4 Buoy]

5.25am: Hands employed Cleaning Ship and as Requisite.

8.30am: Landed Picket House Party.

10.5am: Tug Cracker [listed here] arrived, and made fast to swing Ship to adjust compasses.

10.10am: Ammunition Lighter came alongside.

11.0am: Discharged (3) Ratings to RN Hospital.

0.20pm: Secured Ship. Finished swinging Ship for Compasses.

1.50pm: BW for x. Told off Special Parties. Remainder of Hands employed getting in Ammunition and as Requisite.

3.45pm: Provision lighter came alongside.

4.20pm: (4) Recovered Patients rejoined Ship from RN Hospital.

4.30pm: Gave Special leave to Starboard Watch untill [sic] 7.0am. 4.45pm: Landed liberty Men.

6.30pm: Canteen Party landed untill 10.0pm.

10.0pm: Canteen Party returned on Board.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 280 lbs, Bread 400 lbs]


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9 November 1918

At Malta

Lat 35.89, Long 14.52

[No 4 Buoy]

7.10am Tested life Buoys Correct.

8.45am: Divisions, and aired Night Clothing.

9.0am: BW for x. Told off Special Parties. Remainder of Hands employed cleaning Ship and as Requisite.

11.30am: Worked Main Derrick, in Launch and Sailing Pinnace.

Noon: Dental Party returned on Board.

0.50pm: Hands Make and Mend Clothes and Gave special leave to Port Watch until 7.0am and Both watches of Boys until 5.30pm. 1.0pm: Landed liberty men and Boys.

5.30pm: Boys returned on Board.

6.30pm: Canteen Party landed.

10.0pm: Canteen Party returned on Board.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 250 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 800 lbs]


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10 November 1918

At Malta

Lat 35.89, Long 14.52

[No 4 Buoy]

9.10am: Wesleyans and Presbyterians landed (20).

9.30am: Divisions.

9.40am: Roman Catholics landed (11).

10.10am: Held Divine Service on Board.

Noon: Church Parties returned on Board.

0.30pm: Gave special leave to Starboard watch untill 7.0am and Both Watches of Boys untill 5.30pm. 1.0pm: Landed liberty men and Boys.

6.30pm: Canteen Party Landed untill 10.0pm.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 280 lbs]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 72F]


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11 November 1918

At Malta

Lat 35.89, Long 14.52

[No 4 Buoy]

5.35am: BW for x. Opened B and C Doors and Cleaned Ship.

8.45am: First Section of Boys at School.

9.10am: Divisions and Read Prayers.

10.30am: Second Section of Boys at School.

11.30am: (2) Assistant Paymasters joined Ship and (1) Warrant Writer.

0.15pm: (11) Ratings joined Ship.

1.15pm: Received (7) Bags of Mail from Egmont.

2.15pm: Received (4) Bags of Parcels from Egmont.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters, and Gave Special leave to Port Watch untill 7.0am.

4.30pm: Landed liberty Men.

5.0pm: Read Warrant No (28).

6.30pm: Canteen Party landed untill 10.0pm.

8.40pm: Closed B and C Doors.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 280 lbs, Bread 400 lbs]


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12 November 1918

At Malta

Lat 35.89, Long 14.52

[No 4 Buoy]

7.0am: Liberty men returned on Board.

8.15am: BW for x. Spread Quarter Deck Awning, First Section of Boys to School.

8.30am: Told off Special Parties, Remainder of Hands employed Provisioning Ship and as Requisite.

10.25am: Second Section of Boys to School.

11.0am: (1) Assistant Paymaster joined Ship for Passage.

2.0pm: Sent (11) Bags and Hammocks to RN Hospital for Sick Patients.

3.30pm: Furled Quarter Deck Awning and Hoisted fourth Cutter.

4.0pm: Gave Special leave to Starboard Watch untill 7.0am.

4.30pm: Landed liberty men and Patrol.

6.30pm: Canteen Party landed untill 10.0pm.

10.0pm: Canteen Party returned on Board.

11.40pm: Patrol returned on Board.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 280 lbs, Vegetables 4000 lbs, Bread 400 lbs]


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13 November 1918

At Malta

Lat 35.89, Long 14.52

[No 4 Buoy]

5.35am: BW for x. Opened B and C Doors and Cleaned Ship and lit Fires in Steam Pinnace.

8.30am: Landed Picket House Party.

8.40am: BW for x. Told off Special Parties. Remainder of Hands employed as Requisite. Steam Pinnace left Ship for Engine and Boiler Trails [presumably Trials].

10.0am: Lighter with Mess Traps and Clothing came alongside.

[10.20am: Church Party Landed.]

10.50am: Lighter left Ship.

11.30am: Picket House Party returned on Board.

0.15pm: Church Party returned on Board.

1.40pm: BW for x. Told off Special Parties. Remainder of Hands employed as Requisite. First Section of Boys at School.

2.30pm: Second Section of Boys to School.

3.30pm: Read Warrant No (29).

4.0pm: Gave Special leave to Port Watch untill 7.0am.

4.30pm: Landed liberty men.

6.30pm: Canteen Party landed untill 10.0pm.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 280 lbs, Vegetables 500 lbs, Bread 450 lbs]

[Showers then rain from noon onwards, noon temperature 67F]


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14 November 1918

At Malta

Lat 35.89, Long 14.52

[No 4 Buoy]

5.35am: BW for x. Opened B and C Doors and Cleaned Ship. Lit Fires in Steam Pinnace.

9.20am: BW for x. Told off Special Parties, remainder of Hands employed as Requisite. Dockyard Parties landed.

11.40am: Dockyard Parties returned on Board.

0.30pm: Hands Make and Mend Clothes, and Gave Special leave to Starboard Watch untill 7.0am and Both Watches of Boys until 5.30pm.

1.0pm: Landed liberty men and Boys.

3.0pm: Provision Boat came alongside.

6.30pm: Canteen Party landed until 10.0pm.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 270 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 450 lbs]


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15 November 1918

At Malta

Lat 35.89, Long 14.52

[No 4 Buoy]

6.20am: Cleaned Mess Deck.

7.30am: Received (3) Bags of Parcels from Egmont.

8.0am: Provision lighters came alongside.

8.5am: BW for x. Told off Special Parties. Remainder of Hands employed embarking Flour, and as Requisite.

8.45am: First Section of Boys to School.

10.0am: Second Section of Boys to School.

4.30pm: Landed Patrol and Gave Special Leave to Port Watch untill 7.0am.

5.0pm: Landed liberty Men and Provision Lighters left Ship.

6.30pm: Canteen Party landed untill 10.0pm.

11.30pm: Patrol returned on Board.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 280 lbs, Bread 400 lbs]


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16 November 1918

At Malta

Lat 35.89, Long 14.52

[No 4 Buoy]

8.45am: BW for x. Told off Special Parties. Remainder of Hands employed as Requisite.

10.40am: Water Tank came alongside.

1.20pm: (6) Wireless Ratings joined Ship from Egmont.

1.35pm: BW for x, Told off Special Parties, remainder of Hands employed securing Boats for Sea and as Requisite.

3.50pm: (1) Rating joined Ship from [HMS] Vivid.

4.0pm: Gave Special leave to Starboard Watch untill 7.0am. 4.30pm: Landed liberty men and Patrol.

4.45pm: (2) Lieutenants RNR and (1) CPOV [Victualler] joined Ship from Egmont.

5.0pm: Received (1) Bag of Mails and one Rating joined ship from Egmont.

6.30pm: Canteen Party landed untill 10.0pm.

8.50pm: Steam Pinnace Drew Fires.

10.0pm: Canteen Party returned on Board.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 300 lbs, Vegetables 500 lbs, Bread 900 lbs]


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17 November 1918

At Malta

Lat 35.89, Long 14.52

[No 4 Buoy]

8.0am: Lighter with Paravanes came alongside.

8.40am: Fourth Subdivision got in Paravanes.

9.15am: Wesleyans Landed, and Presbyterians.

9.30am: Divisions.

9.40am: Roman Catholics landed.

10.0am: Held Divine Service on Board.

11.55am: All Church Parties returned on Board.

0.30pm: Gave Special leave to Port watch untill 7.0am and Both Watches of Boys untill 5.30pm.

1.0pm: Landed liberty men and Boys.

6.30pm: Canteen Party landed until 10.0am.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 300 lbs]


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18 November 1918

At Malta

Lat 35.89, Long 14.52

[No 4 Buoy]

8.45am: BW for x. Told off Special Parties, remainder of Hands employed as Requisite.

10.40am: Water Tank came alongside.

1.20pm: (5) Wireless Ratings joined Ship from Egmont.

1.35pm: BW for x. Told off Special Parties, remainder of Hands employed securing Boats for Sea and as Requisite.

3.50pm: (1) Rating joined Ship from Vivid.

4.0pm: Gave Special leave to Starboard Watch untill 7.0am.

4.30pm: Liberty men and Patrol landed.

4.45pm: (2) Lieutenants RNR and (1) CPOV joined Ship from Egmont.

5.0pm: Received (1) Bag of Mails from Egmont and (1) Rating joined Ship.

6.30pm: Canteen Party landed untill 10.0pm.

8.50pm: Steam Pinnace Drew Fires.

10.0pm: Canteen Party returned on Board.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 230 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 400 lbs]


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19 November 1918

From Malta to Brindisi and at Sea

Lat 35.89, Long 14.52

[Draught of Water: Forward 28’ 10”, Aft 28’ 6”]

5.35am: BW for x. Opened B and C Doors and cleaned Ship.

7.0am: Liberty men returned on Board.

7.50am: (18) Ratings joined Ship from Egmont.

8.5am: BW for x. Told off Special Parties, remainder of Hands Working Main Derrick and as Requisite.

8.30am: Landed Picket House Party.

9.30am: (1) Lieutenant RNR and (2) Stokers joined Ship from Egmont.

9.40am: (2) Stoker POs joined ship from Brig 2 and 4.

11.20am: Tested life Buoys Correct.

11.45am: (1) Army Officer, (1) Sergant [Sergeant] Major RMLI and (4) Wireless CPOs RNVR joined Ship.

1.15pm: Received (12) Bags of Mails from Egmont.

1.45pm: BW for x. Told off Special Parties, remainder of Hands employed prepairing [sic] Ship for Sea and as Requisite.

3.45pm: Received (101) Bags of Mails for Passage.

4.20pm: Read Warrant No (30).

4.30pm: BW for x, unshackled from No 4 Buoy, and slipped Stern Hawsers and proceeded to sea.

6.0pm: Passed Breakwater.

5.30pm: Exercised Sea Boats crews.

7.5pm: Streamed Patent Log.

10.0pm: Altered course N87E.

Midnight: Altered course N14E.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 650 lbs, Bread 1200 lbs]

[Weather fine, westerly wind force 4 all pm, noon temperature 71F]


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20 November 1918

From Malta to Brindisi or At sea

Lat 36.93, Long 15.87

3.40am: Reduced Speed to 8 Knots on account of HMS Harrier Developing Boiler Trouble.

6.0am and 11.30am: Exercised Sea Boats Crews.

8.30am: Hands employed cleaning Ship and as Requisite.

1.10pm: Increased to 65 Revs.

1.30pm: BW for x Told off Special Parties, remainder of Hands employed as Requisite.

3.0pm: Exercised Sea Boats Crews.

4.0pm: Heavy Rain and Lightning to the NW.

5.0pm: Cape Spartivento Light Bearing N13E, Altered course N55E.

6.30pm: Cape Spartivento Abeam 7 miles.

8.0pm: Increased to 72 Revs.

10.16pm: Cape Stilo Light Abeam N40W, Distant 12.7 miles. Exercised Sea Boats Crews.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 152 Miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Spartento [Spartivento] N11W, 59 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Weather fine, until pm, when raining, noon temperature 68F, sea temperature 66F]


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21 November 1918

From Malta to Brindisi or at Sea [actually going into Brindisi]

Lat 40.03, Long 18.78

1.30am: Altered course to N45E.

7.30am: Altered course to N58E.

8.5am: Cape Santa Maria di Leuca Light Bearing N13E.

8.30am: Hands employed cleaning Ship and as Requisite.

10.37am: Altered course N12E, Farno [?] Island Bearing N18E.

11.0am: Otranto 7 miles Bearing N28E.

0.48pm: Otranto Light Abeam S75W, Distant 10.5 miles.

3.15pm: Exercised Sea Boats Crew and altered course to N45W.

4.50pm: Sighted Brindisi Light Bearing S80W.

5.25pm: Hauled in Patent Log.

5.30pm: Altered course to S50W for Harbour.

6.0pm: Steered to Captain’s Orders. Italian Pilot Boat escorting and giving Channel.

8.0pm: Engines as Requisite, to enter Boom Defence.

8.15pm: Anchored inside Boom Defence, veered to 5 Shackles, in 5.25 fathoms of Water and Set Anchor Watch.

[Anchor Bearings: Green Acculting [Occulting] Light N80W, Pedagne Light House N66E, Cape Galles [?] Rustabful [?] Light N40W]

[Course and Distance made good: Various 245 Miles]

[Distance: Brindisi 71 Miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Weather fine, easterly and north easterly wind force 3 or 4 all day, noon temperature 57F, sea temperature 62F]


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22 November 1918

At Brindisi

Lat 40.66, Long 17.98 [estimated]

[Moored to Buoys in Outer Harbour]

5.55am: BW for x. Worked Main Derrick and cleaned Ship and prepaired [sic] Ship for Mooring, in Outer Harbour, and as Requisite.

9.0am: Shortened in on Port Cable.

9.30am: Weighed Port anchor and proceeded to Buoy in outer Harbour, assisted by (2) Tugs.

10.4am: Moored Ship Ahead and Astern to (2) Buoys.

10.30am: Worked Main Derrick, Out Steam Pinnace.

11.0am: Hands employed as Requisite. (252) Ratings joined Ship and (7) Marines. Lieutenant Lowe RNN [RNR?] and Lieutenant Thomas rejoined Ship.

0.30pm: Rigged Diving Boat and Sent Divers to HMS Harrier to examine underwater Fittings and (1) Engineer Lieutenant joined Ship, and (2) Lieutenants left Ship.

2.0pm: (90) Ratings left Ship for England. Hands Working Main Derrick and as Requisite. Landed (3) Bags of Mails for GPO [General Post Office] London and (46) Bags of Mails for SNO [Senior Naval Officer].

3.30pm: (6) Bags of Mails arrived on Board.

6.30pm: Discharged (3) Stoker Ratings to HMS Weymouth, and (2) stoker ratings to [HMS] Earl of Peterborough.

8.40pm: Closed B and C Doors.

10.0pm: Chaplain and (20) Ratings joined Ship.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 71 Miles]


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23 November 1918

At Brindisi

Lat 40.66, Long 17.98

1.5am: Steam Pinnace Banked Fires.

4.0am: Steam Pinnace Spread Fires.

5.40am: BW for x. Opened B and C Doors and Cleaned Ship.

6.30am: Baggage Party left Ship.

6.35am: HMS Dimond [presumably Diamond] Proceeded to Sea.

7.40am: Baggage [Party] returned on Board.

am: Lost overboard by Accident Boat Hooks Stell [Steel] Pattern (344) 2 in Number.

11.0am: Tested life Buoys, Correct.

0.50pm: Sent (1) Bag of Mails to HMS Weymouth, and Discharged (1) Patient to Hospital.

1.45pm: Landed Baggage Party.

2.30pm: Working Party (1) PO and (10) Men landed in Trawler and Chaplain left Ship. Gave Special leave to Port Watch untill 5.0pm, Chief and First Class POs, untill 10.0pm.

3.0pm: Landed liberty Men. 4.10pm: Landed Patrol.

5.0pm: Liberty men returned on Board.

8.30pm: Closed B and C Doors.

9.0pm: Baggage Party returned on Board.

9.40pm: Lieutenant Privett RN joined Ship.

10.20pm: Liberty men returned on Board.

11.0pm: Steam Pinnace Banked Fires.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 902 lbs]

[Rain for much of day, noon temperature 52F]


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24 November 1918

At Brindisi

Lat 40.66, Long 17.98

2.0am: (1) Trawler Skipper, and (29) Ratings joined Ship in Drifter.

3.5am: Drifter left Ship.

5.0am: Steam Pinnace Spread Fires.

5.45am: BW for x. Opened B and C Doors and cleaning Ship.

6.30am: Cleaned Mess Deck.

7.0am: Secured Boats for Sea.

9.30am: Divisions and Read Prayers.

10.0am: Tested life Buoys Correct.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Chief and First Class Petty Officers from 5.0pm to 10.0pm.

5.0pm: Landed Liberty men.

10.0pm: Liberty men returned on Board.

11.40pm: Steam Pinnace Banked Fires.


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25 November 1918

From Brindisi and at Sea

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

[Draught of Water: Forward 28’ 7”, Aft 28’ 3”]

5.0am: Steam Pinnace Banked Fires.

9.10am: Divisions and Read Prayers.

9.15am: HMS Veronica and Cyclamen arrived and moored to Buoys. Hospital Working Party Sent to Veronica.

9.25am: BW for x. Told off Special Parties, Remainder of Hands employed as Requisite.

11.30am: Men taking Passage issued with Soap and Tobbaco [Tobacco].

11.55am: Landed (2) Bags of Mails.

0.30pm: Discharged (1) Stoker Rating to HMS Weymouth.

0.35pm: Water Tank came alongside.

1.10pm: BW for x. Closed B and C Doors, Worked Main Derrick, and prepaired [sic] Ship for Sea.

2.0pm: Cast off Moorings and Proceeded to sea assisted by Tug and (1) Italian TB [Torpedo Boat] escorted.

2.20pm: Passed outer Boom.

2.30pm: Set Course N46E and Streamed Patent Log.

3.20pm: Italian TB returned to Harbour.

4.0pm: Altered course to S37E, Escorted by HMS Veronica.

6.15pm: San Gataldo [Cataldo] Light Abeam Bearing S53W.

8.15pm: Cotranto [presumably Otranto] Light Abeam Bearing S53W.

8.50pm: Saseno Light Abeam Distant 25 miles [Saseno Island, also known as Sazan Island]

11.0pm: All clocks advanced 10 Minutes.

11.25am: Altered course to S4W, Kaslor [?] Light Bearing S4E.


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26 November 1918

From Brindisi or At sea

Lat 38.18, Long 20.25

1.0am: Kastri Light Fano Island [also known as Othoni or Othonoi] Bearing N43E.

3.0am: All Clocks advanced 10 Minites [Minutes].

9.15am: Divisions and Read Prayers.

Noon: Kabbo Point Bearing S73E.

0.28pm: Kabbo Point Light House Bearing N62E and Reset Patent Log.

2.45pm: Cape Skinari Light Abeam Distant 11.5 miles.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters.

4.40pm: Cape Marathia Abeam 6 miles.

5.45pm: Observed Stamphani [also called Stamfani - details here] Light Bearing S34E

7.13pm: Stamphani Light Abeam 1.75 miles, altered course S38E.

8.0pm: Fine calm weather throughout Watch.

Midnight: Sapienza Island Light Abeam, Altered course S58E.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 203 Miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Stamphani Island S28E, 66 Miles]


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27 November 1918

From Brindisi or At sea

Lat 36.78, Long 23.52

2.48am: Sighted Cape Matapan Bearing S74E.

4.48am: Cape Matapan Abeam Distant 5 miles, Altered course to N78E.

5.11am: Cape Matapan Abeam, on N78E Course.

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning Ship and as Requisite.

7.28am: Altered course to S64E.

7.33am: Cape Spathi Light House Abeam Distant 2 miles.

8.40am: Altered course N32E.

9.18am: Cape Malea [or Maleas] Light House Abeam 2 miles.

9.30am: Divisions and Read Prayers.

11.50am: Belo Pulo Light House Abeam Bearing N16.75W.

0.28pm: Belo Pulo Light House Abeam Distant 7 miles.

1.27pm: Phalconera Abeam Distant 12 miles.

1.30pm: BW for x. Told off Special Parties, remainder of Hands employed as Requisite.

4.40pm: St Georgio Light House Abeam 11.4 miles, Altered course N56E.

6.3pm: Cape Tamelos Light House Abeam Distant 4.3 miles.

6.45pm: Cape Tamelos Light House Bearing West, Altered course N23E.

9.15pm: Goreni Light Abeam Distant 5 miles.

9.45pm: Cape Phassa [or Fasa] Light Abeam Distant 2.5 miles. Altered course to N12E.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 229 Miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Bello Pilo [Belo Pulo] Island N28W, 8 Miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 72F, sea temperature 66F]


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28 November 1918

From Brindisi or At sea [actually entering Mudros, or Moudros, on island of Lemnos]

Lat 39.87, Long 25.26 [estimated]

3.15am: Skyros Island Abeam 10 miles.

4.0am: Cloudy with continuous Rain first half of Watch, clear latter half of Watch.

7.30am: Tripti Point, Strata Island Abeam Distant 5 miles.

8.48am: Altered course N72E. 9.0am: Hauled in Patent Log.

9.15am: Divisions and Read Prayers.

10.33am: Altered course N78E. 11.15am: Altered course N25W.

11.25am: Kombi Island Abeam.

Noon: Passed outer Gate, Reduced Speed to 48 Revs. Stopped Both Engines.

0.6pm: Came to with Starboard anchor in No 3 Berth, veered to 5 Shackles in 6.5 fathoms of Water.

[Anchor Bearings: Ship’s Head NE, Naval Camp: N72E, Meganoros Point S22W, Kaloyeraki Breakwater N69.5W]

1.10pm: Worked Main Derrick, out Motor Launch and Launch.

2.20pm: Sent (2) Bags of Mails to HMS Veronica and Engineer Sub Lieutenant Thomas joined Ship.

3.50pm: Sent (72) Confidential Bags of Books and Parcels and Mails to HMS Europa and Discharged (2) Paymaster Sub Lieutenants and (1) PO to HMS Europa.

6.0pm: Received (1) Packet of letters from HMS Europa.

8.40pm: Closed B and C Doors.

11.45pm: Steam Pinnace Banked Fires.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 226 Miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Mudros Arrived]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 850 lbs]


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29 November 1918

At Mudros

Lat 39.87, Long 25.26

[No 3 Buoy]

4.0am: Spread Fires in Steam Pinnace.

5.45am: BW for x. Opened B and C Doors and Cleaned Ship.

6.30am: Cleaned Mess Deck.

7.30am: Hands to Physical Drill.

8.40am: BW for x. Told off Special Parties, Port Watch employed getting up Provisions, Starboard Watch employed as Requisite.

9.20am: Received (8) Cases of Charts from HMS Jackal.

9.45am: (1) Rating Telegraphist joined Ship from John Bell.

10.0am: Discharged (3) Ratings to HMS Europa.

10.15am: Starboard Watch for x. Landed to bring off Stores and sent 50 Bags of Flour to Europa. Sent (3) Bags of Mails to HMS Europa.

0.15pm: Store Working Party returned on Board.

1.20pm: BW for x. Told off Special Working Parties, remainder of Hands employed as Requisite.

1.20pm: Trawler and a Motor Lighter came alongside for (100) Ratings, and (60) Ratings joined Ship.

2.40pm: Europa’s Sail Pinnace left Ship with (50) Bags of Flour.

3.0pm: Store lighter came alongside with Stores.

3.30pm: Lieutenant Roberts RNR left Ship to join HMS Portsmouth.

3.40pm: Discharged (1) Rating to Hospital Ship Kara Para [Karapara].

4.0pm: Received (137) Bags of Mails for Transmission.

5.0pm: Starboard Watch employed disembarking Provisions and embarking Stores.

7.20pm: Completed with Stores and Provisions.

8.40pm: Closed B and C Doors.

11.30pm: Steam Pinnace Banked Fires.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 700 lbs]


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30 November 1918

At Mudros [and at sea]

Lat 39.87, Long 25.26

[Draught of Water: Forward 27’ 5”, Aft 27’ 9”]

7.0am: Tested Life Buoys Correct.

8.45am: BW for x. Told off Special Parties, remainder of Hands employed Cleaning Ship and as Requisite and (1) Bag of Mails and (9) Officers joined Ship.

9.45am: Destroyer Warrigo [HMAS Warrego] and Yacht Endevour [Endeavour] Arrived.

10.45am: Worked Main Derrick, in Launch and (156) Bags of Mails arrived on Board for Transmission.

0.45pm: Discharged (1) Rating to Hospital Ship and Discharged (1) Rating to Yacht Endeavour.

1.25pm: (1) CPO Stewart, joined Ship for passage to Lord Nelson.

1.45pm: Lieutenant Maloney joined Ship.

2.0pm: Sent (1) Bag of Mails to Europa. BW for x. Told off Special Parties, remainder of Hands employed as Requisite.

2.45pm: (15) Officers joined Ship.

3.0pm: Received 2 Bags of Confidential Mails.

3.5pm: Shortened in Cable. Worked Main Derrick and Closed B and C Doors. Read Warrant No (31).

3.50pm: (70) Ratings joined Ship.

4.0pm: Weighed Starboard anchor and proceeded to Sea.

4.35pm: Passed through First Gateway. 4.38pm: Passed through outer Gateway. 4.40pm: Course S25E.

4.55pm: Kombi Island Abeam and Streamed Patent Log.

5.8pm: Altered course S74W. 5.18pm: Reduced to 40 Revs.

6.30pm: Sighted Kastro Light Bearing N30W.

7.0pm: Altered course S70W. 7.35pm: Altered course N15W, 45 Revs.

9.10pm: Altered course N10E.

11.10pm: Altered course N75E.

11.30pm: Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 340 lbs, Vegetables 2000 + 500 lbs]


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LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1918


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[Left hand side of Cover of Copy of Log for December 1918, signed by ER Jones, Captain]

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[Right hand side of Cover, signed by Charles E Finlay, Lieutenant Commander RNR, Navigating Officer (as before)]

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[Page not filled in but indicating: “HMS Caesar 31.12.1918”, Signed by Reginald Goodyear Engineer Commander]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 December 1918

From Mudros, At sea

Lat 40.25, Long 26.50

2.0am: Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

3.2am: Cape Plaka Light Abeam Distant 6.5 miles.

3.40am: Altered course to N70E, Revs 42.

5.45am: BW for x, Hands employed cleaning Ship and as Requisite.

6.0am: Altered course [S]33E, Increased to 56 Revs.

7.10am: Altered course S24E. 7.48am: Cape Caphalano [Kephalo?] Abeam 7 mile.

7.35am: Hau